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 Spokesman Tadd Owens told The Dallas Morning News that laid-off workers would receive severance packages that include 1½ time their base annual salary, a $24,000 medical/health care stipend and pro-rata vesting of existing stock awards. Dallas News, "Pioneer Natural Resources lays off 300 more, split between Irving office and Permian operations," 6 Oct. 2020 In 1934, a plebiscite in Germany approved the vesting of sole executive power in Adolf Hitler., "This day in history," 19 Aug. 2020 The advisers seeking payments from Credit Suisse say the bank terminated them without cause, which should have resulted in the vesting of their deferred pay under their employment contracts. Neil Weinberg,, "Credit Suisse Shed U.S. Private Bank With Eye on Reviving It," 10 May 2020 The purpose of such multiyear vesting periods is generally to give executives an incentive to think in the long-term and to stay at the company. Nicholas Fandos, New York Times, "Loeffler Got Lucrative Parting Gift From Public Company en Route to the Senate," 6 May 2020 Previous Awards Muilenburg didn’t have a fixed-term employment agreement with Boeing, but he was entitled to receive a year’s salary and bonus and immediate vesting of his outstanding stock awards if he was laid off. Fortune, "Boeing’s Ex-CEO Was Denied Severance, but Still Walked Away With About $80.7 Million," 10 Jan. 2020 Opponents questioned the wisdom of vesting too much authority over an election in any one individual, and contended that, since democracy depends on regular voting at predictable intervals, arrangements for postponement should not be overly nimble. Jessica Huseman, ProPublica, "Who Has Emergency Authority Over Elections? Nobody’s Quite Sure.," 6 Apr. 2020 The problem was that the basics — stock, financing, vesting, legal etc. Neil Senturia, San Diego Union-Tribune, "A look into the mind of the venture capitalist investor," 8 July 2019 CenterPoint said the vesting of the stock is a benefit Prochazka would not get apart from the agreement. L.m. Sixel, Houston Chronicle, "CenterPoint gave former CEO millions in cash and stock," 10 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of vesting

1944, in the meaning defined above

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“Vesting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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