Phantom Stock for Company Executives: Why It's Not as Scary as It Sounds
As a high-level executive, your company recognizes your valuable contribution to progress and growth. In response, your compensation package looks a little different - and often more complicated - than lower-level employees. Equity compensation, such as stock options, is a common offering for executives, directors and managers. But the type of equity compensation offered may differ. If your company is offering you a phantom stock plan, or shadow stock, here’s what you need to know.