EXCHANGE OF OPTIONS ON COMPANY REORGANISATION

Related Commentary  

38(1)  An SAYE option scheme may provide that if–

(a)there is a company reorganisation affecting a scheme company (that is, a company whose shares may be acquired by the exercise of share options obtained under the scheme: see paragraph 18), and

(b)a participant has obtained share options under the scheme which are to acquire shares of the scheme company (“the old options” ),

the participant may agree with the acquiring company to release the old options in consideration of the participant being granted new share options.

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