EMPLOYEE STOCK OPTIONS PLAN (ESOP)

We Ensure Your Success Through Your Employees.

A company is only as good as its employees. Whether you are publicly listed, privately owned, or a multi-national organisation, BoardRoom is primed to expertly handle all facets of your employee stock ownership plan — from the design phase through to implementation and employee share plan administration. Our seamless process, enabled by our panel of experts and practical tools, has led us to be highly successful in providing Employee Stock Option Plan (ESOP) services across APAC.

We deal with all aspects of your Malaysian-based or global employee equity plan, including Employee Stock Option Plan (ESOP), Employee Share Option Scheme (ESOS), Employee Share Plan (ESP), and our tools and expertise ensures that all implementation and share plan administration process is seamless.

Our dedicated employee plan division is made up of senior staff with significant experience who provide you and your employees personalised assistance from start to finish. Whether you have one employee or 100,000, we help add value to your organisation.

01 Purpose-Built For Your Business Needs - Flexible Employee Plan Services Through Our Powerful Digital Platform.

In our experience, it’s just not possible to come up with a single employee equity plan that will work for everyone. That’s why we’ve designed our digital platform to be completely flexible, so we can provide you with a solution that’s purpose-built to meet your needs, increase efficiencies and reduce cost, while complying with current and future reporting requirements.

We are able to assist in various types of employee equity schemes including:

  • Performance Share Plan (PSP)
  • Restricted Share Plan (RSP)
  • Share Appreciation Rights Plan (SARS)
  • Employee Stock Options Plan (ESOP)
  • Phantom Share Plan
  • Share / Equity Plans Administration & Management
  • Any tailored or customized Employee Share Scheme or Long Term Incentive Plan (LTI)

Find out why many of Malaysia’s largest employers have chosen us to manage their employee equity plans.

02 We Deliver Results - Our Winning Formula Is Powered By:

  • Our fully-customisable regional Employee Share Plan system with an intuitive branded employee portal.
  • Our client-centric approach as every business and organisation is unique.
  • Local support teams that provide a proactive approach to tailoring our solutions to your needs.
  • Experienced team and senior staff that is up-to-date with each jurisdiction’s unique legal, taxation and regulatory changes.
  • An extensive partner network offering plan development, brokerage and nominee services.
  • A transparent fee structure allowing you to save costs.

03 Learn More About EmployeeServe - Our Employee Share Plan Management Platform!

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A wide variety of businesses can benefit from a custom-designed and flexible employee stock option plan. If you think your company could benefit from our employee share management platform, get in touch with a member of our team today. Let us know if you have any questions or concerns, and we will reply as soon as possible.

Why Choose BoardRoom?

Because we help take your business further, faster, at all stages

BoardRoom is Asia-Pacific’s leader in Corporate and Advisory Services including Regional Employee Plan Services, Regional Payroll Services, Corporate Secretarial Services, Share Registry Services, Accounting and Taxation Services, Payroll Outsourcing, and Human Resource Outsourcing.

For over 50 years, we have supported companies in navigating through complex operational and regulatory policies and cultural sensibilities. We are well-positioned in Asia-Pacific with offices in Singapore, Australia, China, Hong Kong, and Malaysia, as well as an extensive partner network throughout Asia.

BoardRoom is the partner of choice for many Fortune 500 multinational companies, public listed and privately owned enterprises.

Get in touch with our employee plan services expert today!

YOUR POINT OF CONTACT

Jason U

Associate Director of Employee Plan (Asia)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. What is an employee share option plan (ESOP)?

Employee Share Option Plans (ESOPs) are a form of remuneration given to employees. If an employee is part of an ESOP, it means they are able to acquire shares of the company in which they work.

2. How does an ESOP work?

ESOP plans are a way to offer employees shares for the company they work for. Employees can opt to buy a certain number of shares in the company by exercising their right to purchase the shares at a pre-determined price.

3. Is an ESOP good for employees?

ESOPs are common in Malaysia and around the world and are considered highly beneficial for both shareholders and employees.

ESOP plans are designed to align the goals of employees and shareholders and provide an incentive for the employee by giving them a vested interest in the success of the company through the shares they hold in it.

Each time employees are rewarded with shares of the company; it effectively means they own a small portion of it. If they own a part of the company, their actions directly impact the valuation of their shares.

4. How do I set up an employee stock option plan (ESOP)?

There is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to employee stock options plans, so it is vital to have a clear vision of what you want to achieve from it. Different types of plans have pros and cons, depending on the size, scale, and ambitions of your business.

The best way to get a tailored and bespoke plan for your business is to get in touch with our specialists here at BoardRoom. Together with our in-house software and decades of experience, we can help you to develop and administer an employee share plan that is beneficial for both your employees and shareholders.

5. What is an employee share award scheme (ESAS)?

Share award schemes are when a company gives their employees shares, as opposed to share options. As part of their income, a share award scheme counts as taxable income.

6. Why do companies adopt ESOP, ESOS or share award schemes?

Companies often choose to adopt an ESOP, ESOS or share award schemes as a way to align the employee’s interests with that of the shareholders. By giving employees the opportunity to co-own a small part of the company, the success of the company has a direct impact on their income. Additionally, these plans are a great way to increase employee retention.

7. How can BoardRoom help in ESOP and ESP services?

BoardRoom has been offering bespoke ESOP and ESP services to clients across Malaysia and APAC for years. Our team of specialists will guide you and your company through each step of its implementation while our digital platform, EmployeeServe, can be modified to fit your business needs.

EmployeeServe allows all those participating in the plan to view and manage their holdings, and the admin team to generate insightful reports and manage the scheme.

For more information on our employee share plan services or to kickstart your company’s plans, please get in touch with a member of our team.