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U.S./Domestic Stock Plan Services Schwab One® Account Application/Employee Stock Option Exercise and Equity Award Agreement: Required to open your Schwab account and to authorize Schwab to perform an equity award transaction. Includes Transfer of Account form.
Schwab One International® Application, W-8BEN, and Employee Stock Option Exercise and Equity Award Agreement: Required to open your Schwab account and to authorize Schwab to exercise your employee stock options. Not for U.K. or Swiss residents (see below).
Checklist for completing the international application
U.K./Swiss Schwab One International® Application, W-8BEN, and Employee Stock Option Exercise and Equity Award Agreement: Required to open your Schwab account and to authorize Schwab to exercise your employee stock options. The $10,000 minimum is not required if you are opening an account for equity compensation transactions only. For U.K. or Swiss residents only.
W-8BEN: If you are a nonresident alien (NRA) or foreign entity, you should use this form to establish your foreign status for U.S. withholding tax purposes.
You must complete and sign this form to:
Employee Stock Option Exercise and Equity Award Agreement: Required to use an existing Schwab account to exercise your employee stock options and/or add the margin feature to your account.
Notice of Intent to Exercise: Notifies Schwab of options you may want to exercise in the future. On receipt of this form, Schwab may, but is not obligated to, contact your company for verification that the options are available to exercise.
Irrevocable Stock or Bond Power: Required if your company delivers stock certificates registered in your name. This form gives Schwab the authority to negotiate stock registered in your name. It must be received with your original signature. A faxed copy is not acceptable.
Domestic Wire Transfer Request: Required to transfer money from Schwab to an outside account. A $25.00 wire transfer fee may apply. To avoid processing delays, be sure to complete all fields, including account numbers and your signature, and fax the form to 877-471-6934.
International Wire Transfers Authorization Form: Wire Transfers Authorization form for participants outside the U.S. A wire transfer fee may apply. To avoid processing delays, be sure to complete all fields, including account numbers and your signature. Please fax the completed form to 877-471-6934. Note: Funds are available for transfer on or after the settlement date.
Schwab MoneyLink® Enrollment: Required to electronically transfer funds between your Schwab accounts and accounts at other U.S. financial institutions.
Transfer of Account: Required to transfer securities and/or funds from another financial institution.
FAILURE TO FILE THE PROPER INTERNAL COMPANY FORMS DIRECTLY WITH THE ISSUING COMPANY MAY DELAY YOUR TRANSACTION. IN ADDITION, YOUR STOCK OPTIONS AND/OR EQUITY AWARDS MAY BECOME WORTHLESS IF REQUIRED PAPERWORK IS NOT RECEIVED AND YOU FAIL TO TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION BY THE EXPIRATION DATE OF YOUR OPTIONS AND/OR EQUITY AWARDS.
Schwab Stock Plan Specialists are available by phone, Monday through Friday, 24 hours a day.
Outside the U.S.:
Call toll-free with an international dialing instructions.