This excerpt taken from the WYN 8-K filed Jul 19, 2006.
Restricted Stock Units
RSUs granted by Cendant entitle the employee to receive one share of Cendant common stock upon vesting. RSUs granted in 2003 vest ratably over a four-year term. Subsequently, Cendant adopted performance and time vesting criteria for RSU grants. The predetermined performance criteria determine the number of RSUs that will ultimately vest and are based on the growth of Cendants earnings and cash flows over the vesting period of the respective award. The number of RSUs that will ultimately vest may range from 0% to 200% of the base award. Vesting occurs over a four year period, but cannot exceed 25% of the base award in each of the three years following the grant date. The annual activity related to Cendants RSU plan for Cendant employees consisted of (in millions, except per share amounts):
As discussed above, the total outstanding RSUs granted by Cendant as of the date of the separation will be equitably adjusted, including RSUs that were granted to Company employees as well as RSUs that were granted to other Cendant employees who are not employed by the Company. Based upon the current anticipated distribution ratio, as of December 31, 2005, the Company would have expected to issue approximately three million RSUs at the date of separation in connection with Cendants equitable adjustment.