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English definition of “employee share ownership plan”

employee share ownership plan

noun [C]
 
 
UK ( abbreviation ESOP, US employee stock ownership plan) FINANCE, HR
a benefits plan in which employees own a percentage of their company’s shares, which are bought and managed for them by a trust (= separate organization): An employee share ownership plan distributes 5% of pre-tax profits among 29,000 eligible employees.
→  See also stock incentive plan
(Definition of employee share ownership plan from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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