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Your Guide To Alexion Pharmaceuticals’ ESPP: Everything You Need To Know

If you work at Alexion Pharmaceuticals, you may be eligible to enroll in the employee stock purchase plan (ESPP). To help you make the most of this opportunity, we’ve put together a comprehensive guide to all the ins and outs of this program, from how it works to how you enroll.

If you’d like to learn more about how ESPPs work in general, be sure to read our blog about an overview of employee stock purchase plans.

Here’s a quick rundown of how Alexion Pharmaceuticals’ ESPP works.

  • You can buy Alexion Pharmaceuticals stock at a 15% discount.
  • You can enroll twice a year:
    • May 31st
    • Nov 30th
  • You can contribute up to 15% of your salary with a maximum of $21,250 per year.

Should You Participate In Alexion Pharmaceuticals’ ESPP?

When you enroll in Alexion Pharmaceuticals’ ESPP, you have the opportunity to purchase shares of your company stock at a discounted price through automatic payroll deductions.

The benefits of participating in an ESPP are clear – you can make gains and build wealth. In fact, Alexion Pharmaceuticals employees can gain $3,750 or even more annually through their ESPP.

Alexion Pharmaceuticals’ ESPP Discount

Alexion Pharmaceuticals offers employees an opportunity to buy Alexion Pharmaceuticals stock at a 15% discount.

Alexion Pharmaceuticals’ ESPP Enrollment Periods

You can enroll in Alexion Pharmaceuticals’ ESPP twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall. You can enroll by the following dates:

  • May 31st
  • Nov 30th

Alexion Pharmaceuticals’ ESPP Contribution Limits

The first thing you need to do is decide how much you want to contribute. You can contribute up to 15% of your salary, with a limit of $21,250 per year.

Alexion Pharmaceuticals’ ESPP Offering Period

The offering period is the time that employees can purchase the stock. Alexion Pharmaceuticals’ employee stock purchase plan (ESPP) has two 6-month offering periods every year. 

When you’re participating in Alexion Pharmaceuticals’ ESPP, you set aside money from each paycheck from the beginning of a purchase period through the end. At the end of this purchase period, the money that has been set aside is used to purchase company stock at a discount.

If you are interested in Alexion Pharmaceuticals’ ESPP, here are some key dates to keep in mind. 

The offering periods are 

  • Jun 15th – Dec 14th
  • Dec 15th – Jun 14th

The stock purchase dates are the last trading day before the end of each period.

Selling Your ESPP Shares

Once Alexion Pharmaceuticals purchases the shares on your behalf, they will be deposited into your brokerage account. From there, you can do what you want with them…sell immediately (as long as it’s during the open trading windows), hold for a short time, hold for an extended time, etc.

How does Benny help me make the most of Alexion Pharmaceuticals’ ESPP?

Benny makes it easy to participate in Alexion Pharmaceuticals’ employee stock purchase plan by giving you cash to match your ESPP paycheck deduction so you can get the benefits of your ESPP without impacting your take-home pay.

For example, if you’re contributing $350 per paycheck to Alexion Pharmaceuticals’ ESPP, Benny will deposit $350 in your bank account before each paycheck’s pay date.

Use our ESPP calculator to see how much you can earn with Alexion Pharmaceuticals’ ESPP.