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Hi all! Currently have an offer in hand and reading about owning stocks/options. Anyone know how soon after I join that I have to divest options? Also, can I just hold to expiry if I don't want to sell?

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You can hold stock as long as you want. How quickly you can sell will be dependent on how frequently they vest, it can be monthly, quarterly, or half yearly depending on your initial grant.

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Google equity is in RSUs, not options, so vested shares can be held as long as you want

Sorry - for clarifications I currently have options. Curious if I'd have to divest immediately upon joining, have a grace period, or can let expire

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