Creating a vesting schedule for RSAs is not tough when you are doing it through Eqvista. And to make things easier for those who need some help, here is a step by step guide on how to create a vesting schedule using RSAs.

Step 1: Begin by logging into your Eqvista account and selecting the company profile you want to make the changes to. Once you get to the dashboard of the company, click on “Cap table” from the left hand side panel for a drop down menu to appear. Here, select the option “vesting schedules” as shown below.

Vesting Schedule

Step 2: Once you do this, you will be directed to the next page, as below.

New Vesting Plan

On this page, you will find all the vesting schedules that have been created in your company along with the use of any schedule for the issuance of shares to any shareholder. 

Note: Just to be clear, you do not need to create a new vesting schedule for RSAs if you already have vesting schedules prepared as per your plan. You will place the restriction of the RSA when you are issuing the shares to the shareholder.

But in case you want to use a new vesting plan, you can create a new vesting plan by clicking on “New Vesting Plan”. Find out more about how to create a new vesting plan here!


Step 3: Once you have the vesting plan ready, you need to begin the process of issuing shares to the shareholder from where you can choose the vesting plan. For this, you need to click on “Issue” in the Ownership panel on the Dashboard as shown below.

Issue

A drop down menu will appear when you click on “issue” with just one option that says “from shares”. Click on this and you will be directed to the next page.


Step 4: You will reach the page where you can begin the process of issuing the shares using the vesting schedule and placing the RSA restriction on the vesting plan. Select the share class from where you want to issue the shares and then click on “Add a Shareholder” as shown below.

Equity Name

Step 5: As soon as you do this, a drop down page will appear. Add in the details like the name of the shareholder (from the list provided), the date of issuance, the number of shares issued, the price at the time of issuance and the share name (share certificate number).

Add Shareholder

Once all these parts have been filled, go to the part with “Vesting Schedule?”. Select yes and choose the vesting plan name from the list. Once you do this, two additional options show up – the vesting start date and the vesting restrictions. 

Fill in all the details and for the vesting restrictions part, you will get a list of three options where you need to choose the option RSA. 

Once you have done this, click on “Submit”. And the shares would have been issued using the vesting schedule you choose and placing the RSA restriction on it. 


Step 6: Now, go back to the vesting schedule page and you will be able to see the plan easily as shown below.

Vesting

If you want to know more or understand any other process, check out the other support articles here or contact us today!

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