Employee stock purchase program ended!!!!

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While loking over my paychecks on epays I discovered that the company has ceased deducting the employee sock purchase amount that I had specified when I signed up for the program. After contacting payroll I was informed that the company had cancelled that program.Could this be a precurser to bankruptcy or is the company just not wanting us to buy their stock through payroll deduction while it is such a great bargin??
 

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All members of the ESPP recieved a letter from AMR about a month ago stating the end of the program. Your options are to cash out, deposit the shares in another brokerage account, or request a certificate for present # of shares.

Additionally, all $uper$aver members recieved a letter stating that AMR Stock Fund is no longer an option due to the high risk.
 

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anyone who was a participant in the ESPP will recieve a letter from compushare shortly that outlines the three options with instructions on how to proceed with the option of your choosing.
 

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Given the recent happenings at United, WorldCom and Enron AA is being cautious by giving employees a safer investment then its own stock. While AA employees don't have such a heavy concentration in their companies stock, a Bankruptcy would cost employees millions. AA is being prudent for its own employees sake, airlines aren't high-tech or hypergrowth stocks.
I wonder if State Street, the trustee for UA ESOP, is going to sued for not selling stock sooner.
 

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On 2/26/2003 7:26:12 AM JFK777 wrote:

Given the recent happenings at United, WorldCom and Enron AA is being cautious by giving employees a safer investment then its own stock. While AA employees don't have such a heavy concentration in their companies stock, a Bankruptcy would cost employees millions. AA is being prudent for its own employees sake, airlines aren't high-tech or hypergrowth stocks.

I wonder if State Street, the trustee for UA ESOP, is going to sued for not selling stock sooner.
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One would certainly hope not, given the letter from the IAM posted here: http://www.usaviation.com/idealbb/view.asp...sp?topicID=1757 and the sentiments, including a press release from ALPA, expressed in this post: http://www.usaviation.com/idealbb/view.asp...sp?topicID=1560.

Basically... "oh, there's no way management is going to declare bankruptcy, so why the $%#!@ are you selling our ESOP shares... you should have known bankruptcy was coming, why the $%#!@ didn't you sell our ESOP shares sooner?!?!?!"