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Welcome to Your StockPlan Connect Mobile App

With the Morgan Stanley StockPlan Connect Mobile App, you can access your account, review your grants, conduct transactions and even perform what-if scenarios before you make critical financial decisions.

This brief guide will give you an idea of the many capabilities available through your new app that you can download from:

iOS devices:

  • Apple App Store

Android devices:

  • Google Play

Getting Started
Before you can access your account on the StockPlan Connect Mobile App, you must register and create log-on credentials on the StockPlan Connect website at www.stockplanconnect.com. You cannot register on the app or retrieve any password or other log-on information.

What Can Your StockPlan Connect Mobile App Do?

You will find your new app to be a convenient tool that enables you to:

Log in to your stock plan account
Get easy-to-understand visualizations of your assets and view streamlined account summaries
Certify your Form W-9 or W-8BEN
Sell shares and/or exercise stock options
Simulate your transaction before you actually make it so you can determine how potential future stock performance will impact your results
View positions, balances, transaction history, gain/loss summaries and real-time quotes
Update your proceeds when applicable
Customize your view by product and date, and select from 12 languages and over 110 currencies
Access online educational resources via our Knowledge Center

 

Once you have completed your account registration on www.stockplanconnect.com, you are ready to use the Mobile app.

Tax Certification
Confirm you have certified your account by completing the appropriate tax form (Form W-9 for U.S. residents or Form W-8BEN for international participants). Failure to do so will subject you to backup withholding on future transactions. If you have already registered your account on the StockPlan Connect website but failed to certify your tax form, you can do so on either the website or the app. Simply tap the Menu button on the upper left corner of the app and click into Profile and then Tax Information. From there, Certification is a simple process.

Navigating Your App

To get started, look for the four navigation buttons at the bottom of the screen. They include:

Overview
Here is where you can view your vested and unvested positions and determine their value in real time. You can also initiate stock sales, exercise stock options and even perform simulated transactions to model strategies before you implement them.

Gain/Loss
A complete record of all your realized and unrealized gains and/or losses is available for your reference under Gain/Loss. Individual tax lot reporting can help you determine which shares to sell or options to exercise, in addition to simplifying tax preparation greatly.

Activity
The activity section lists full details of every trade or exercise order you placed, including sale price, proceeds and order status. It also lists new grants as you receive them.

Key Dates
Keep track of option expiration dates and how long you have to wait until various awards are vested. The Key Dates section offers an easy-to-navigate record of all dates to recognize when managing your restricted stock, stock option grants and other equity compensation.

To View Your Restricted Stock Award Details and Vesting Dates

From the Overview Page select Restricted Stock to perform the following:

Review
your shares available for sale

Select
“See All Vesting Dates” to view all of your upcoming vesting dates

Scroll
down to click on your individual awards and view additional award details

Your StockPlan Connect Mobile App in Action

Thinking about selling shares or exercising options? Before you actually conduct a transaction, your StockPlan Connect Mobile App enables you to simulate transactions at various stock prices so you can make more informed decisions. Once you’re ready to proceed, you’ll find it simple to implement your sale or exercise options by taking the following steps:

Selling Shares
Tap the Overview button at the bottom of the app and find the “Sell Shares” or “Sell Shares (Simulation)” link and follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Select which shares to sell by indicating Preferences

Step 2: Select the number of shares you wish to sell and from which tax lot, if applicable

Step 3: Select the order type — market or limit. If limit, enter the order sell price

Step 4: Select the delivery method for your sales proceeds — check or wire. Wire payment is the fastest and most secure delivery method.

Step 5: Review the summary details of your order and validate it by confirming your contact information and entering your StockPlan Connect password where indicated

Exercising Options

Tap the overview button and find the “Exercise Grants” or “Exercise Grants (Simulation)” link and indicate you wish to exercise options on the landing page.

Step 1: Indicate how you want to receive the proceeds of your transaction — cash or shares

Step 2: Select which grants and how many options you wish to exercise

Step 3: Select the order type — market or limit

Step 4: Select the delivery method for your sales proceeds — check or wire. Wire payment is the fastest and most secure delivery method.

Step 5: Review the summary details of your order and validate it by confirming your contact information and entering your StockPlan Connect password where indicated 

Need More Help?
Your StockPlan Connect Mobile App is an intuitive design so perhaps the best way to acquaint yourself with its many features is to simply start exploring. In the event you do require assistance, tap the Menu button at the top of the screen and select Help to find Morgan Stanley contacts and other valuable information.

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