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SVC NASPP April 29, 2020 Chapter Meeting

April 29, 2020

11:30 AM to 2:00 PM PST

Dealing with Dividends: Secrets of a Successful Dividend and Dividend Equivalent Program?

Speaker Information

Sinead Kelly
Partner, Baker McKenzie

Denise Glagau
Partner, Baker McKenzie

David Pilson
eBay, Inc.

Event Details

When the economy is booming, the topic of paying dividends may become inevitable for maturing companies. But a company’s decision to pay dividends sets in motion a plethora of design considerations - including whether to pay dividend equivalents on outstanding and/or new equity awards, whether to pay such dividend equivalents in cash, stock or additional awards, and whether to implement a dividend reinvestment program - not to mention a long list of action items, particularly when a company launches dividends and dividend equivalents on a global basis. This case study - featuring eBay Inc. which paid its first dividend in March 2019 - will discuss the decision process leading to the payment of dividends on shares and dividend equivalents on equity awards and will delve into the implications of paying dividends and dividend equivalents globally, including: tax withholding and W-8BEN requirements, regulatory requirements, accounting issues, employee communications and effective administration. Dividends and dividend equivalents can provide a great benefit to shareholders and employee equity award holders but can also create great headaches for the stock administration, legal and tax teams - find out how one company has worked to maximize the benefits while minimizing the headaches.  

Fee Structure

Registration and Reception: 11:30am to 12:00pm
Presentation: 12:00pm to 1:30pm (with lunch)
Questions/Networking: 1:30pm to 2:00pm

Meeting Fees:
$35.00 for PRE-PAID NASPP Members
$45.00 for PRE-PAID Non-NASPP Members

$60.00 for Non-Members, Walk-Ins, or Members Paying at the Door
As an added benefit to active NASPP members, the chapter will extend a limited number of complimentary registrations to unemployed NASPP members. Complimentary registrations are limited to two per person, per year. Please indicate on the comments section below to apply for this complimentary registration.
Those who preregister and choose not to use PayPal, please mail checks to: SVC NASPP, PO Box 60865, Sunnyvale, CA 94088-0865

Pre-registration closes on the Friday before the meeting. Payments must be received by the Monday prior to the meeting. If payment is not received by the payment deadline, you will be asked to pay the $60 walk-in registration fee at the door. For registration questions email with your inquiry. 
During registration, your name is added to the list of meeting attendees and luncheon accommodations are made accordingly. To avoid a $60 cancellation fee, email
If you do not send your cancellation notice by the Registration Deadline:
  • any payment received will not be refunded
  • if no payment was received, a "No Show" penalty of $60 will be recorded by the Chapter and you will be invoiced.

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