Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP)
A pool of options that is reserved for future employee compensation packages.
A form that must be returned to the company, along with any additional required items (including money or shares), in order for vested shares to be issued.
The right of a company to buy back vested or issued shares.
Restricted Stock (also known as RSU)
Represents a class of stock that has some restrictions on the transfer or sale of the instrument. Generally, most non-public stock has some restrictions, though they may vary depending on the issuer and holder. See our post on RSUs for a deeper dive.