Option Pool

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Option Pool

The number of shares of common stock (or equity interests) that are set aside for issuance upon the exercise of options or other equity-based incentives, to be granted by the board of directors in the future over a period of time (usually up to 10 years) to management and key employees (and perhaps others). The size of the option pool varies (from 10% to 25%), but it averages around 15% of fully diluted shares.