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What are double-trigger RSUs and how do they differ from regular RSUs?
What are double-trigger RSUs and how do they differ from regular RSUs?

Double-trigger RSUs are RSUs that have an additional condition for vesting beyond the standard time-based vesting.

With double-trigger RSUs, two triggers must generally occur for the shares to vest: a time-based or performance-based condition and a landmark event, such as the company going public or being bought out in a merger or acquisition. 

These two conditions must be met before the RSUs convert into actual shares in the company. 

On the other hand, ordinary RSUs (single-trigger RSUs) are usually only subject to a time-based condition wherein the worker simply has to stay with the company for a specific amount of time for the RSUs to convert.

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