Stock Option Agreement - Short Form (Corporation to Optionee)

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This Stock Option Agreement (Corporation to Optionee) is between a corporation and an optionee who desires to purchase shares. This agreement can be tailored to fit your corporation's unique needs.

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This Stock Option Agreement (Corporation to Optionee) is between a corporation and an optionee who desires to purchase shares in the corporation. This agreement sets out the option exercise period and the transfer of optioned shares. It also sets out that this option cannot be assigned. It is important that this option agreement be memorialized in writing. A written Stock Option Agreement (Corporation to Optionee) will be useful if there are disagreement, misunderstandings or litigation between the parties.

This Stock Option Agreement (Corporation to Optionee) sets forth:
  • Parties: The names of the corporation and the optionee;
  • Purchase Option: The number of shares the optionee wishes to purchase, the exercise period and transfer of optioned shares to another;
  • Signatures: A corporate officer and optionee must sign this agreement in the presence of a witness.

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This is the content of the form and is provided for your convenience. It is not necessarily what the actual form looks like and does not include the information, instructions and other materials that come with the form you would purchase. An actual sample can also be viewed by clicking on the "Sample Form" near the top left of this page.
 
 
Stock Option Agreement
(Corporation to Optionee)

 

 
THIS AGREEMENT made as of       between      , of       (the “Corporation”) and      , of       (the “Optionee”).
 
 
WHEREAS the Corporation wishes to grant to the Optionee and the Optionee wishes to accept from the Corporation, an option to purchase       shares in the capital stock of the Corporation (the “Optioned Shares”);
 
NOW THEREFORE THIS AGREEMENT WITNESSES that in consideration of the premises and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, the Corporation hereby grants to the Optionee an option (the “Option”) to purchase the Optioned Shares at a purchase price (the “Purchase Price”) of       per share for an aggregate Purchase Price of      , upon and subject to the following terms and conditions:
 
1.   Option Exercise Period. The Option may be exercised by the Optionee in whole (but not in part) at any time from the date hereof until the day preceding the earlier of (i)      , (ii) the death of the Optionee, or (iii)      , (the earliest of which dates shall be the “Termination Date”) and shall terminate on the Termination Date unless exercised by the Optionee prior thereto.
 
2.   Exercise of Option. The Optionee shall, for the purposes of exercising the Option, give to the Corporation notice in writing thereof (the “Notice”), accompanied by a certified check or bank draft payable to the Corporation in the amount of the Purchase Price.
 
3.   Transfer of Optioned Shares. Upon compliance by the Optionee of all of the terms and conditions of this Agreement and upon receipt by the Corporation of (i) the Notice, and (ii) payment of the Purchase Price, the Corporation shall issue to the Optionee one or more stock certificates representing the Optioned Shares. The Corporation shall also cause the Corporations directors to consent to the sale and transfer of the Optioned Shares to the Optionee.
 
4.   Non-Assignability of Option. The Option is personal to the Optionee. Accordingly, the Optionee may not sell, assign or otherwise transfer the Option or any of its rights under this Agreement without the prior written consent of the Corporation, which consent may be unreasonably or arbitrarily withheld.
 
5.   Entire Agreement. This Agreement expresses the entire agreement between the parties concerning the subject matter hereof and supersedes all previous agreements, whether written or oral, between the parties respecting the subject matter hereof.
 
6.   Successors and Assigns. This Agreement shall be binding upon the parties hereto and their respective heirs, executors, administrators and successors and permitted assigns.
 
7.   Governing Law. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of      .
 
IN WITNESS WHEREOF the parties hereto have executed this Agreement as of the date first above written.
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
 
Per:
 
 
 
 
Name:   
Title:   
 
 
 
 
 
Witness
 
     
 
Number of Pages4
DimensionsDesigned for Letter Size (8.5" x 11")
EditableYes (.doc, .wpd and .rtf)
UsageUnlimited number of prints
Product number#28882
This is the content of the form and is provided for your convenience. It is not necessarily what the actual form looks like and does not include the information, instructions and other materials that come with the form you would purchase. An actual sample can also be viewed by clicking on the "Sample Form" near the top left of this page.
 
 
Stock Option Agreement
(Corporation to Optionee)

 

 
THIS AGREEMENT made as of       between      , of       (the “Corporation”) and      , of       (the “Optionee”).
 
 
WHEREAS the Corporation wishes to grant to the Optionee and the Optionee wishes to accept from the Corporation, an option to purchase       shares in the capital stock of the Corporation (the “Optioned Shares”);
 
NOW THEREFORE THIS AGREEMENT WITNESSES that in consideration of the premises and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, the Corporation hereby grants to the Optionee an option (the “Option”) to purchase the Optioned Shares at a purchase price (the “Purchase Price”) of       per share for an aggregate Purchase Price of      , upon and subject to the following terms and conditions:
 
1.   Option Exercise Period. The Option may be exercised by the Optionee in whole (but not in part) at any time from the date hereof until the day preceding the earlier of (i)      , (ii) the death of the Optionee, or (iii)      , (the earliest of which dates shall be the “Termination Date”) and shall terminate on the Termination Date unless exercised by the Optionee prior thereto.
 
2.   Exercise of Option. The Optionee shall, for the purposes of exercising the Option, give to the Corporation notice in writing thereof (the “Notice”), accompanied by a certified check or bank draft payable to the Corporation in the amount of the Purchase Price.
 
3.   Transfer of Optioned Shares. Upon compliance by the Optionee of all of the terms and conditions of this Agreement and upon receipt by the Corporation of (i) the Notice, and (ii) payment of the Purchase Price, the Corporation shall issue to the Optionee one or more stock certificates representing the Optioned Shares. The Corporation shall also cause the Corporations directors to consent to the sale and transfer of the Optioned Shares to the Optionee.
 
4.   Non-Assignability of Option. The Option is personal to the Optionee. Accordingly, the Optionee may not sell, assign or otherwise transfer the Option or any of its rights under this Agreement without the prior written consent of the Corporation, which consent may be unreasonably or arbitrarily withheld.
 
5.   Entire Agreement. This Agreement expresses the entire agreement between the parties concerning the subject matter hereof and supersedes all previous agreements, whether written or oral, between the parties respecting the subject matter hereof.
 
6.   Successors and Assigns. This Agreement shall be binding upon the parties hereto and their respective heirs, executors, administrators and successors and permitted assigns.
 
7.   Governing Law. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of      .
 
IN WITNESS WHEREOF the parties hereto have executed this Agreement as of the date first above written.
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
 
Per:
 
 
 
 
Name:   
Title:   
 
 
 
 
 
Witness
 
     
 

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