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Subject:  401(k) investment choices Date:  1/13/2004  12:33 PM
Author:  TMFJeanie Number:  38502 of 78168

Are there any circumstances under which an employer can offer individual stocks as an investment choice to Plan Participants ?

I'm not talking about company stock, which I'm aware many publicly-traded corporations do offer employees either as an investment option or as the employer-match portion of their retirement plans.

My wacky hypothesis is this:
A privately-held corporation currently offers its employees a selection of five investment choices: a money market fund; two stock mutual funds; one bond fund; and a balanced fund.

The company now wishes to offer its employees the option of adding an individual stock to their retirement choices.

Said company has determined that Microsoft (just as an example) is a gr