Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)

The Synopsys Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) lets you share ownership of the company you are helping to grow. The ESPP lets you buy shares of Synopsys common stock at a discount of at least 15% off the market price, without incurring brokerage or administrative fees.

The plan offers six-month purchase periods and a maximum 24-month lookback feature. The lookback provision gives you a better chance of buying stock at a lower price, because the purchase price is based on the price at either the beginning or the end of the offering period (the period when shares are purchased), whichever is lower.


  • Provides a 15% or greater discount of Synopsys stock at time of purchase
  • Can provide preferential tax savings if certain holding period requirements are met

For more information, visit the internal Stock/Shareholder Services webpage. You will need to be logged in to the Synopsys network to access the webpage.

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