Employee Equity Incentive Plans
|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2012
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Note 16: Employee Equity Incentive Plans
Our equity incentive plans are broad-based, long-term programs intended to attract and retain talented employees and align stockholder and employee interests.
Under the 2006 Equity Incentive Plan (the 2006 Plan), 596 million shares of common stock have been made available for issuance as equity awards to employees and non-employee directors. A maximum of 394 million of these shares can be awarded as non-vested shares (restricted stock) or non-vested share units (restricted stock units). As of March 31, 2012, 300 million shares remained available for future grant under the 2006 Plan.
The 2006 Stock Purchase Plan allows eligible employees to purchase shares of our common stock at 85% of the value of our common stock on specific dates. Rights to purchase shares are granted during the first and third quarters of each year. Under the 2006 Stock Purchase Plan, we made 373 million shares of common stock available for issuance through August 2016. As of March 31, 2012, 244 million shares were available for issuance under the 2006 Stock Purchase Plan.
Restricted Stock Unit Awards
Activity with respect to outstanding restricted stock units (RSUs) for the first quarter of 2012 was as follows:
As of March 31, 2012, 5 million of the outstanding restricted stock units were market-based restricted stock units.
Stock Option Awards
Activity with respect to outstanding stock options for the first quarter of 2012 was as follows:
Stock Purchase Plan
Employees purchased 10.3 million shares in the first quarter of 2012 (10.3 million shares in the first quarter of 2011) for $197 million ($181 million in the first quarter of 2011) under the 2006 Stock Purchase Plan.
The entire disclosure for compensation-related costs for equity-based compensation, which may include disclosure of policies, compensation plan details, allocation of equity compensation, incentive distributions, equity-based arrangements to obtain goods and services, deferred compensation arrangements, employee stock ownership plan details and employee stock purchase plan details.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef