|AECOM filed this Form DEF 14A on 01/23/2019|
|AECOM filed this Form DEF 14A on 01/23/2019|
to particular subsidiaries or locations. The Compensation Committee may delegate administrative matters relating to the ESPP to the Company's officers or employees.
The Board of Directors may amend or terminate the ESPP at any time and for any reason, provided no such action may adversely affect the participants' rights and obligations with respect to purchase rights which are at the time outstanding under the ESPP, except with the participants' consent or as necessary to comply with any laws or regulations, including Section 423 of the Internal Revenue Code, as amended. In addition, as required by Section 423 of the Internal Revenue Code, as amended, and the New York Stock Exchange (the "NYSE") listing requirements, certain material amendments must be approved by the Company's stockholders.
Number of Shares of Common Stock Available under the ESPP. A maximum of 18,000,000 shares will be available for issuance pursuant to the ESPP. Shares issued under the ESPP may be unissued shares, treasury shares or shares bought in the market. In the event there is any change in the shares of the Company through the declaration of stock dividends or a stock split-up, or through recapitalization resulting in share split-ups, or combinations or exchanges of shares, or otherwise, the Compensation Committee will make appropriate adjustments in the number of shares available for purchase under the ESPP, and the purchase price and the number of shares subject to any purchase rights which have not yet been exercised, and will take any further action that it determines in its discretion may be necessary or appropriate.
Enrollment and Contributions. Eligible employees voluntarily elect whether or not to enroll in the ESPP. Unless and until the Compensation Committee determines otherwise, there will be six offering periods during each calendar year with each such offering period lasting for a two-month duration: (1) commencing on the first trading day of January and ending on the last trading day of the next following February; (2) commencing on the first trading day of March and ending on the last trading day of the next following April; (3) commencing on the first trading day of May and ending on the last trading day of the next following June; (4) commencing on the first trading day of July and ending on the last trading day of the next following August; (5) commencing on the first trading day of September and ending on the last trading day of the next following October; and (6) commencing on the first trading day of November and ending on the last trading day of the next following December. An employee may cancel his or her enrollment at any time, subject to the plan rules.
Employees contribute to the ESPP through payroll deductions or, if payroll withholding is not permitted under local laws, through such other means as specified by the Compensation Committee. Participating employees may contribute not less than 1% and up to 10% of their eligible compensation through after-tax payroll deductions. The Compensation Committee may establish different minimum and maximum permitted contribution percentages, or change the length of the offering periods or the number of shares purchasable in an offering period. After an offering period has begun, an employee may decrease, but not increase, his or her contribution percentage, subject to ESPP rules.
Purchase of Shares. On the last business day of each offering period, each participating employee's payroll deductions are used to purchase shares for the employee. Unless and until the Compensation Committee determines otherwise, the purchase price for the shares so purchased will be 88% of the fair market value of the Company's common stock on the last day of the offering period. In no event will the purchase price be less than 85% of the lower of (1) the fair market value of the Company's common stock on the first day of the offering period, or (2) the fair market value of the Company's common stock on the last day of the offering period. Fair market value under the ESPP means the closing price of our common stock on the NYSE for the day in question. As of December 31, 2018, the fair market value of our common stock was $26.50 per share. During any single year, no employee may purchase more than $25,000 of shares under the ESPP (based on market value on the applicable enrollment date(s)). Unless and until the Compensation Committee determines otherwise, a participant may not purchase more than 1,300 shares during any single offering period.
Termination of Participation. Participation in the ESPP terminates when a participating employee's employment with the Company ceases for any reason, the employee withdraws from the ESPP, or the ESPP is terminated or amended such that the employee no longer is eligible to participate.
New Plan Benefits. The actual number of shares that may be purchased by any individual under the ESPP is not determinable in advance because the number is determined, in part, on the participant elections, contributed amount and the purchase price.