Equity compensation plan or a stock option is the opportunity, given by the employer, to own a certain number of shares of the company's common stock at a pre-established price, known as the grant price, over a specific period of time, known as the vesting period.
2007: July 25, Infosys bags multi-million dollar outsourcing contract with Royal Philips Electronics in the area Finance & Accounting services strengthening its European operations.
2008: Agreed to buy British consultancy Axon Group for 407 million pounds ($753 million), but HCL Technologies outbid Infosys for 441 million pounds. However, Infosys gained Rs. 180 million from the failed Axon bid.