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Dawn
Unless you are highly confident in the company's earnings growth, I too would pass.

I'm puzzled by why a company would undertake such a plan. If this is a qualified Sec. 423 (about 85% of such plans are), it must be non-discriminatory, meaning it is likely a number of employees would elect to participate who have never purchased stock and really don't understand market risk. If the economy were to slow through no fault of the employer and the exercised share price dropped below the discounted option price and they sold the shares after a year at a loss AND had to include the discount as income....I just can't help but think there would be a bunch of angry employees.

BruceM
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