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As share scheme and share option plan specialists, we have found consistant areas that deserve particular attention, as well as introduced a range of share plan support products to assist with the effective execution of a plan.

Trustee Services

In addition to establishing an Employee Benefit Trust (EBT), part of our service would be to maintain the administration of the Trust. This includes:

  • Acting as a corporate Trustee (RM2 Trustees Limited).
  • Maintaining the EBT bank account and transaction records.
  • Preparing and filing Trust and Estate Tax Return for the EBT after the end of each tax year.

These actions cover the typical EBT administration activities that would be carried out by RM2.

Restructuring Share Capital, Amending Share Rights & Creating a New Class of Share

RM2 will take a look at your existing Articles of Association and any shareholder or investor agreements. If you are a private company, there is a good chance that these documents will need to be modified before your scheme is implemented, otherwise serious trouble could ensue.

For example, you will probably have to restructure the share capital so that it works practically with your scheme.  If employees are to become shareholders at any point, there will need to be rules about how they can sell their shares, and to whome. There will also need to be rules to ensure that no employee shareholder can impede the sale of the company.

We can assist with this process by carrying out the following steps:

  • Following a detailed factfind we would build an understanding of the specific needs of the client.
  • Draft appropriate Articles to meet company requirements.
  • Compile appropriate shareholders resolutions to approve and adopt the amended Articles.
  • Prepare all necessary resolutions and forms for filing at Companies House.
  • Distribute the revised Articles of Association to appropriate parties.
  • Shareholder agreement amendments in parallel with the Articles.

If you would like to discuss your requirements for bespoke Articles of Association for an existing company, please feel free to call us 020 8949 5522 or via enquiries@rm2.co.uk.

Share Valuations

Our specialists are highly experienced in carrying out share valuations for the purposes of employee share schemes. We possess the knowledge and expertise to review your financial information, as well as considering the 'bigger picture',  to produce a fair and accurate valuation for tax purposes.

To find out more about when you may need a share valuation, and how we can assist with this, please visit our Share Valuations page, or call 020 8949 5522 to speak with a member of our team!

Company Secretarial Services

RM2 can carry out a range of secretarial duties that are required for the effective implementation and on-going administration of employee share plans. These duties include:

  • Drafting appropriate shareholder resolutions and board minutes, as required.
  • Prepare any necessary forms for filing with Companies House.