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A stock swap is a business takeover in which the acquiring company uses its own stock to pay for the acquired company. Each shareholder of the newly acquired company receives a certain number of shares of the acquiring company's stock for each share of stock they previously held in the acquired company. Sometimes some shareholders are required to wait for an agreed-upon period of time before they are allowed to sell their new shares of stock. A takeover in commerce refers to one company (the acquirer) purchasing another (the target). ...


Alternatively it is a method of exercising stock options where shares that the holder already owns are used to buy new shares at the exercise price.


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Raymond James | Stock Options (1371 words)
Our stock option experts contact your company to review its stock option exercise rules and then ensure they are followed on your behalf, as well as help complete required forms.
If the stock is to be sold, they also assure that the sale complies with Rule 144 and, most important, they offer punctual payment upon completion of the transaction.
Stock swapping allows you to exchange some of your existing shares with the company as payment for your option exercise.
Stock swap - definition of Stock swap in Encyclopedia (147 words)
A stock swap is a business takeover in which the acquiring company uses its own stock to pay for the acquired company.
Each shareholder of the newly acquired company receives a certain number of shares of the acquiring company's stock for each share of stock they previously held in the acquired company.
Alternatively it is a method of exercising stock options where shares that the holder already owns are used to buy new shares at the exercise price.
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