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Advocacy issues

Access to Capital A Barrier to ESOP Creation

When an ESOP is first created, the ESOP buys shares from a business owner, and the cash for the transaction is “loaned” by the Company to the ESOP. Those funds typically come from three sources: the company’s cash on hand, debt from a bank or another outside lender, and debt from the selling stockholder.

TEA Advocacy Mission Statement

The ESOP Association’s membership is bound by the commonality of employee stock ownership plans – to that end, TEA advocacy intends to work at the federal, state, and local levels, to the extent possible and resources allow, to promote ESOPs specifically and employee ownership in general.