Schedule 2 share incentive plan (SIP): Shares that may be awarded: Normal shares
The purpose of paragraph 28 is to ensure that the shares employees receive through a Schedule 2 SIP are normal shares on normal terms.
What is meant by normal shares is a requirement that they must be:
- fully paid-up (paragraph 28(1)(a)) – see ETASSUM23270, and
- not redeemable (paragraph 28(1)(b)) unless they are shares in a co-operative society – see ETASSUM23280.
If the eligible shares are subject to restrictions there is a requirement for the trustees to provide details of these restrictions in the notice of award (paragraph 75(2)(aa) & (3)(aa)). The shares should be valued for the purposes of the SIP code as if they were not restricted.