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CHAPTER 1

Global Components

These components are available on all StockPlan Connect pages for all users.

1. Contact Us Link
Displays all our Service Center contact information.

2. Help Link
Launches the Help pages, including Frequently Asked Questions, Glossary, and Other Sites links (including the Knowledge Center). Click here for more information.

3. Forms Link
Provides access to Tax, Change of Address, and other forms.

4. Profile Pages
A drop-down menu with quick links that provides access to your Profile Overview, Tax Information, Payment Instructions, eDelivery, and Settings pages. Click here for more information.

5. Currency Selector
Select your preferred Currency display.

6. Language Selector
Select your preferred Language display from a list of 12 available languages.

7. Participant Name
Your name.

8. Logout Link
Log out of StockPlan Connect.

9. Alert Link and Indicator
The orange indicator tells you how many alerts you have. Click on the Alert link to view all of your alerts. Click here for more information.

10. Message Link and Indicator
The orange indicator tells you how many unread messages you have. Click on the Message link to view all of your messages. Click here for more information.

11. Company Name
Your Company.

12. Company Quote and Link
Company quote, usually on a 20-minute delay. Click on the stock symbol link to access the full Market Data quote.

13. Total Unvested Value
The sum of the unvested value for all plans.

14. Available/Exercisable Value
The sum of the current market value (available/ exercisable amount) for all plans.

15. Total Account Value
The sum of the total unvested value and total available value.

16. Page Tabs
Click on the tabs to get access to the Overview, Gain/Loss, Activity, Key Dates, or Documents pages.

Note: Click on the Morgan Stanley logo at any time to return to the Overview page.

CHAPTER 2

General Navigation


 

The following features are found on several of the pages within StockPlan Connect. There are some additional navigation tools, which are described in detail as they relate to specific screens later in this guide.

A. Download Button
Download the information that is displayed on a page. Select only current awards or grants, or include historical information (awards or grants with no current positions), and the format of the download. The Download button will be displayed only on those pages that support downloads.

B. Print Button
Print the information on the screen.

C. Column Sort
All tables in StockPlan Connect can be sorted by any field, in ascending or descending order. To sort a column, click on the column header to activate the column and then click on the triangle.

D. Links to Detail Pages
You can link to detailed information about a single award/grant, gain/loss entry, or activity by clicking on the Award/Grant Number link or the Transaction Date link. Clicking on these links, indicated by blue text, will allow you to view the details of a particular item. For example, if you click on the link “AWARD-01” the detail page for that particular award will be displayed. Information on the detail page pertains to that one award only.

E. Breadcrumbs
Once you have linked to a detail page, use the breadcrumb navigation to return to the appropriate screen. The text in the breadcrumb will tell you which page you will return to. In the example on the left, clicking on the breadcrumb link will return you to the Overview page.

F. Action Buttons
When applicable, action buttons will be available. The buttons that appear will vary depending on you, your company, and your specific equity plans.

Button Function
Vesting Displays a listing of upcoming vesting sched- ules by award.
Elect Tax Payment Launches the Tax Election Process
Model Launches the Model Sell Process
Sell Shares Launches the Sell Shares Process
Exercise Grant Launches the Exercise Grant Process
Status (Accept, Accepted, Review, Reviewed, View) Launches the Award Acceptance Process, Review Process, or displays the Award Details
Certify Launches the Tax Certification Process (and appears only in an Alert)

Progress Indicators
When you launch a process, such as Tax Certification, a progress indicator will tell you where you are in the process. In addition to Tax Certification, processes may include Sell Shares, Exercise Grants, Request a Password, and others.

E. Breadcrumbs
Once you have linked to a detail page, use the breadcrumb navigation to return to the appropriate screen. The text in the breadcrumb will tell you which page you will return to. In the example on the left, clicking on the breadcrumb link will return you to the Overview page.

F. Action Buttons
When applicable, action buttons will be available. The buttons that appear will vary depending on you, your company, and your specific equity plans.

Button Function
Vesting Displays a listing of upcoming vesting sched- ules by award.
Elect Tax Payment Launches the Tax Election Process
Model Launches the Model Sell Process
Sell Shares Launches the Sell Shares Process
Exercise Grant Launches the Exercise Grant Process
Status (Accept, Accepted, Review, Reviewed, View) Launches the Award Acceptance Process, Review Process, or displays the Award Details
Certify Launches the Tax Certification Process (and appears only in an Alert)

Progress Indicators
When you launch a process, such as Tax Certification, a progress indicator will tell you where you are in the process. In addition to Tax Certification, processes may include Sell Shares, Exercise Grants, Request a Password, and others.

Page Navigation
If the data displayed in a list — specifically on the Gain/Loss, Activity, Key Dates (Table View), and Documents pages — is more than can fit on one page, use the page and record navigation to move between pages.

CHAPTER 3

Overview Page


 

The Overview page displays all your plan information consolidated into one comprehensive and scrollable view.

G. Jump Links
These links allow you to easily navigate between products. The jump links are helpful when you have a long list of awards or grants.

H. Back to Top Arrow
As you scroll down the Overview page, look for the Back to Top arrow on the bottom right-hand side of your screen. Clicking on the arrow will take you back to the top of the Overview page.

I. Past Grants/Awards
If you have any past grants/awards (those grants/awards with no current positions), StockPlan Connect will display the two most recent records. Click on the Show Older link to see additional history.

CHAPTER 4

Gain/Loss Page


 

The Gain/Loss page provides an overview of Unrealized and Realized Gain/Loss information, as well as details on specific awards or grants.

Unrealized Gain/Loss

Realized Gain/Loss

J. View Filters
Use the filters at the top of Gain/Loss page to toggle between Unrealized Gain Loss and Realized Gain Loss views. The blue line indicates which filter is active.

K. Type Filters
Use the type filters to display all entries or only those that pertain to a specific product type. The type filters work within the view filters. For example, if the view filter is set to Unrealized Gain/Loss, the type filters will only display the specified type (Consolidated, in this example) for Unrealized Gain/Loss entries. Realized Gain/Loss entries will not be displayed.

Note: If you only have one product type, the type filters will not be displayed

L. Acquired/Transaction Date Link

  • Unrealized Gain/Loss
    Click on the Acquired Date link to view details about Shares Available for Sale.
  • Realized Gain/Loss
    Click on the Transaction Date link to view details about the sales transaction.

 

CHAPTER 5

Activity Page


 

The Activity page displays all your transactions, including open orders, trades, and dividend payments.

M. View Filters
Use the filters at the top of the Activity page to toggle between viewing Activity across All Plans or specific plans. The blue line indicates which filter is active.

N. Open Orders
Any open market or limit orders will be displayed here. Click on the Modify or Cancel buttons to modify or cancel an open order.

O. Type Filters
Use the type filters here to display All Transactions or transactions by a specific type.

Note: Only types with actual data will be displayed. For example, if you don’t have any Share Deposits, the Share Deposit type filter will not be displayed.

P. Refresh Button
To ensure that you are viewing the most recent data, click on the refresh button. The refresh button is useful when waiting for open orders to fill.

Q. Date Filter
The date filter on the Activity page defaults to one year. You can use the date filter to change the dates for which you would like to see activity data.

CHAPTER 6

Key Dates Page


 

The Key Dates page displays all expiration, vesting, and other important dates that pertain to your equity benefits.

R. View Filters
Use the filters at the top of the Key Dates page to toggle between viewing Key Dates across All Plans or specific plans. The blue line indicates which filter is active.

S. Key Date/Type Filter
Select the types of dates that you want to see by checking the appropriate types.

Note: Only types with dates will be displayed. For example, if you don’t have any Vesting Dates, the Vesting Dates filter will not be displayed.

T. View Toggle
Use the view toggle to toggle between the calendar view or the table listing of important dates.

U. Date Selector
Use the “Previous 12 Months” and “Next 12 Months” links to scroll through the calendar. In the Table listing view, a date filter is available.

CHAPTER 7

Documents Page


 

The Documents page displays tax documents, statements, trade confirmations, and plan agreements that pertain to your equity benefits.

V. View Filters
Use the filters at the top of the Documents page to toggle between viewing Documents across All Plans or specific plans. The blue line indicates which filter is active.

W. Type Filters
Use the type filters here to display All Documents, Statements, Trade Confirmations, Tax Documents, or Plan Documents.

Note: Only types with documents will be displayed. For example, if you don’t have any Trade Con rmations, the Trade Confirmation type filter will not be displayed.

X. Date Filter
The date filter on the Documents page defaults to one year. You can use the date filter to change the dates for which you would like to see the documents.

Y. Download (PDF) Link
Click on the PDF link to view or download the document.

Z. Go to Forms Button
Click on the “Go To Forms” button to access the Forms library, which lists any generic forms that you might need to complete. For example, a Change of Address form.

CHAPTER 8

Alerts


 

Alerts, or action items, are generated when there is an action for you to complete. Any open action items will be available for you to view every time you log into StockPlan Connect. You can take action directly from an alert.

To preview your alerts, click on the Alerts link at the top of the page. The drop-down menu will display up to eight alerts. Click on the “See All Alerts” link to see all of your alerts listed in a table format.

For most alerts, once the appropriate action has been taken, you will no longer see that alert.

Note: “Elect Tax Payment” alerts will remain open until the Tax Election date window is closed.

Alerts may be generated to remind you

  • To accept or review a grant
  • That you have a grant expiring
  • That you have options available to exercise
  • That you have an upcoming vesting event
  • To elect a tax payment
  • To complete your tax certification
  • That you have a limit order expiring

Note: If you click on an alert icon next to a specific award or grant, the alert will open and you can take the appropriate action

CHAPTER 9

Messages


 

Messages allow Morgan Stanley or your company to notify you of important information about StockPlan Connect (such as system improvements) or your equity plans (such as blackout dates). The Message indicator tells you how many unread or new messages you have. To preview them, click on the Message link at the top of the page. Click on the “See All Messages” link to see all of your messages listed in a table format.

CHAPTER 10

Help Pages


 

The Help pages are key resources that enable you to better understand the features of the StockPlan Connect site, the details of your stock plan, information about transactions and taxes, and more.

FAQs
Browse to find the topic in which you are interested and click on the question to display the answer.

Glossary
Select the letter and scroll through the list of terms to find the definition you seek.

Other Sites
Additional help in the form of video tutorials and educational guides is available on our Knowledge Center, as well as links to other useful resources that your employer may have provided.

CHAPTER 11

Profile Pages


 

The Profile pages can be accessed from the drop-down menu on the StockPlan Connect homepage. The Profile section contains the personal and account information that you provided when you registered and that we have on file for you. This information is organized into the following pages:

The Overview Page
Displays demographic information such as your name, address, personal contact information, and company-provided information.

The Tax Information Page
Allows you to view or update your tax certification forms and displays tax withholding details.

The Payment Instructions Page
Allows you to view, enter, or edit your payment instructions.

The eDelivery Page
Allows you to view and update your eDelivery preferences.

Note: You may not see this if your company does not subscribe for eDelivery.

The Settings Page
Allows you to view and modify your User Name, Password, and Voice PIN, as well as your Security Questions.

For more information on StockPlan Connect, please visit the Knowledge Center.

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