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Companies Boost The Value Of Their Stock Plans By Licensing's Knowledge Center

Brookline, MA, July 28, 2004 - As the premier provider of online educational content and tools on stock-based compensation, ( has packaged its expertise into a new licensing product: the Knowledge Center on stock options, restricted stock, restricted stock units, and employee stock purchase plans.

"Companies, brokerage firms, and stock plan service providers are licensing our trusted expert content for their HR, benefits, stock plan, and compensation sites," explains Editor-in-Chief Bruce Brumberg. Mellon Investor Services and The Bank of New York have enhanced the value of their participant sites by licensing the Knowledge Center for their corporate clients and employees.

A Quick And Easy Way To Improve The Value Of Stock Plans

The Knowledge Center is a special content-only version of that presents its Premium Member articles, FAQs, glossary, and tax guides in a format that is user-friendly and easy to integrate. Whether a company chooses all the content or crafts a portion, the Knowledge Center is seamlessly built right into its Web site.

The Benefits Of The Knowledge Center

  • This expert resource guides employees to smarter and better-informed decisions on equity compensation. By helping workers maximize their stock-based benefits, companies strengthen bonds with employees and foster an ownership culture that aligns the interests of shareholders and workers.
  • With this 24/7 Web resource, companies reduce the time, expense, and staff needed to answer employees' questions about their equity compensation.

The Expertise Of

  • 600 FAQs (questions and answers) on stock options, restricted stock, RSUs, ESPPs, and related forms of equity pay
  • Exclusive and timely articles on many topics, from the fundamentals to tax and financial planning
  • Tax Center, which educates employees and executives about withholding, reporting, and filing rules and helps them avoid tax mistakes
  • Comprehensive equity-compensation glossary
  • Global Tax Guide, covering personal tax issues of stock-based pay in over 25 nations
  • Ask The Expert Q&As
  • Links to pertinent articles and resources elsewhere on the internet

The extensive educational content of is continually updated and expanded by its staff of experts. Additions and updates on the public site appear immediately in the Knowledge Center.

To inquire about the Knowledge Center, please call at (617) 734-1979 or email

About is the premier provider of online educational content and tools on stock options, restricted stock, and employee stock purchase plans. The company is managed by leading experts in equity compensation, with a long history of successful newsletters, books, and training videos devoted to equity pay topics.

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