TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 14, 2016) - People Corporation (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:PEO) today announced that the Company's Board of Directors approved the grant of long-term equity incentive awards to its independent directors and to certain senior management of the Company. These incentive awards were granted under the Company's Security Based Compensation Plan (the "Plan"), established to reward directors and senior officers and employees based on individual and corporate performance, to align their interests with that of the Company and to provide for long-term incentives.
In particular, the Company granted:
- 30,173 stock options to its independent directors with exercise prices of $3.99 per option, having terms of eight years, vesting over a period of three years and otherwise subject to the terms of the Plan;
- 15,036 deferred stock units (DSUs) to its independent directors, vesting immediately and otherwise subject to the terms of the Plan;
- 170,423 restricted stock units (RSUs), issued subject to performance conditions to certain of its senior management, vesting after three years and otherwise subject to the terms of the Plan.
About People Corporation
People is a national provider of group benefits, group retirement and human resource services. The Company has offices across Canada, each led by a team of experts and backed by the resources of a national company that is traded on the TSX-V. Our industry experts provide uniquely valuable insight while customizing our innovative suite of services to the specific needs of our clients. Whatever your sector, whatever your scale, putting our expertise and proven track record to work will make a difference to your people and your bottom line.
Further information is available at www.peoplecorporation.com.
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