vest·​ing | \ ˈve-stiŋ How to pronounce vesting (audio) \

Definition of vesting

: the conveying to an employee of inalienable rights to money contributed by an employer to a pension fund or retirement plan especially in the event of termination of employment prior to the normal retirement age also : the right so conveyed

Examples of vesting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The vesting of employment rights occurs on reenrollment. Johnny C. Taylor Jr., USA TODAY, 22 Mar. 2022 Income-Shifting And Multi-Year Planning Multi-year planning is especially valuable with equity compensation, given the spikes of income that can occur with option exercises, the vesting of restricted stock/RSUs, or company stock sales. Bruce Brumberg, Forbes, 9 Dec. 2021 As for restricted stock units, job termination stops the vesting of RSUs. Bruce Brumberg, Forbes, 31 Aug. 2021 The lion’s share of Sayer’s compensation, about 88 percent, came from the vesting of restricted stock. San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Sep. 2021 And no private-sector plan would be legally allowed to have such a strict vesting requirement as 10 years; ERISA requires the private-sector DB plans vest after 5 years, and 401(k)s after 3 years. Elizabeth Bauer, Forbes, 7 June 2021 The Big 12’s Bob Bowlsby was credited with $4.4 million in 2019, up by about $350,000 over 2018 due to the vesting of deferred compensation, the conference said. Steve Berkowitz, USA TODAY, 20 May 2021 For example, stock compensation income—e.g. from an NQSO exercise, an ISO or ESPP early sale, or the vesting of restricted stock units (RSUs)—can raise your income tax and make your return complex. Bruce Brumberg, Forbes, 15 May 2021 His exit agreement calls for the accelerated vesting of more than 1.1 million GameStop shares, according to filings, valued at roughly $169 million as of Friday’s close. Sarah E. Needleman, WSJ, 25 Apr. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of vesting

1944, in the meaning defined above

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11 May 2022

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“Vesting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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