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Employee share schemes drive shareholder value

Posted on April 15, 2010

Over the last ten years, share prices for companies with more than 10% employee ownership have dramatically out-performed the rest of the FTSE All-Share Index.

The UK Employee Ownership Index published by Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP, shows that an investment of £100 made in 1992 would have been worth £685 at the end of December 2009, whilst the same investment in the FTSE All-Share Index would be worth £224.

During 2009 it was found that shares in employee owned companies rose 54.4% in value compared to 25% for the FTSE All-Share. They have also performed better in twelve of the last eighteen years.

Companies can use employee share schemes, such as the Enterprise Management Incentive (EMI), Share Incentive Plans (SIPs) and Company Share Option Plans (CSOPs) to turn themselves into an employee driven company.

To find out more about how employee share schemes could work for your company, speak to one of our associates now on 020 8949 5522.

 
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