Employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) allow employees to become beneficial owners of company stock through a qualified retirement plan. This ownership structure brings a unique set of executive compensation design challenges and opportunities. While each company should design a compensation program that fits their own unique circumstances and objectives, we see some distinct compensation design trends as companies move through the ESOP lifecycle.
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