APPENDIX C

PLANTRONICS, INC.

AMENDED AND RESTATED 2003 STOCK PLAN

Section 1.     Purposes and Definitions

      1.1     Purposes of the Plan. The purposes of this 2003 Stock Plan are:

 

 

 

      (A) to attract and retain the best available personnel for positions of substantial responsibility,

 

 

 

      (B) to provide additional incentive to Employees, Directors and Consultants, and

 

 

 

      (C) to promote the success of the Company’s business.

      1.2     The Plan permits the grant of Incentive Stock Options, Nonstatutory Stock Options, Restricted Stock Awards, Stock Appreciation Rights, and Restricted Stock Units, as determined by the Administrator at the time of grant.

      1.3     Definitions. As used herein, the following definitions shall apply:

 

 

 

      (A) “Administrator” means the Board or any Committees as shall be administering the Plan, in accordance with Section 2.2.

 

 

 

      (B) “Applicable Laws” means the requirements relating to the administration of equity based awards under U.S. state corporate laws, U.S. federal and state securities laws, the Code, any stock exchange or quotation system on which the Common Stock is listed or quoted and the applicable laws of any foreign country or jurisdiction where Awards are, or will be, granted under the Plan.

 

 

 

      (C) “Award” means, individually or collectively, a grant under the Plan of Options, Restricted Stock Awards, SARs, and Restricted Stock Units.

 

 

 

      (D) “Award Agreement” means the written or electronic agreement setting forth the terms and provisions applicable to each Award granted under the Plan and shall include an Option Agreement and a Restricted Stock Award Agreement, as applicable. The Award Agreement is subject to the terms and conditions of the Plan.

 

 

 

      (E) “Board” means the Board of Directors of the Company.

 

 

 

      (F) “Change in Control” means the occurrence of any of the following events:

 

 

 

 

      (i) Any “person” (as such term is used in Sections 13(d) and 14(d) of the Exchange Act) becomes the “beneficial owner” (as defined in Rule 13d3 of the Exchange Act), directly or indirectly, of securities of the Company representing fifty percent (50%) or more of the total voting power represented by the Company’s then outstanding voting securities; or

 

 

 

      (ii) The consummation of the sale or disposition by the Company of all or substantially all of the Company’s assets;

 

 

 

      (iii) A change in the composition of the Board occurring within a two-year period, as a result of which fewer than a majority of the Directors are Incumbent Directors. “Incumbent Directors” means Directors who either (A) are Directors as of the effective date of the Plan, or (B) are elected, or nominated for election, to the Board with the affirmative votes of at least a majority of the Incumbent Directors at the time of such election or nomination (but will not include an individual whose election or nomination is in connection with an actual or threatened proxy contest relating to the election of Directors to the Company); or

 

 

 

      (iv) The consummation of a merger or consolidation of the Company with any other corporation, other than a merger or consolidation which would result in the voting securities of the Company outstanding immediately prior thereto continuing to represent (either by remaining outstanding or by being converted into voting securities of the surviving entity or its parent) at least

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fifty percent (50%) of the total voting power represented by the voting securities of the Company or such surviving entity or its parent outstanding immediately after such merger or consolidation.

 

 

 

 

      (G) “Code” means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.

 

 

 

      (H) “Committee” means a committee of individuals appointed by the Board in accordance with Section 2.2.

 

 

 

      (I) “Common Stock” means the common stock of the Company.

 

 

 

      (J) “Company” means Plantronics, Inc., a Delaware corporation.

 

 

 

      (K) “Consultant” means any natural person, including an advisor, engaged by the Company or a Parent or Subsidiary to render services to such entity.

 

 

 

      (L) “Director” means a member of the Board.

 

 

 

      (M) “Disability” means total and permanent disability as defined in Section 22(e)(3) of the Code.

 

 

 

      (N) “Employee” means any person, including Officers and Directors, employed by the Company or any Parent or Subsidiary of the Company. Neither service as a Director nor payment of a Director’s fee by the Company shall be sufficient to constitute “employment” by the Company.

 

 

 

      (O) “Exchange Act” means the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

 

 

 

      (P) “Fair Market Value” means, as of any date, the value of Common Stock determined as follows:

 

 

 

 

      (i) If the Common Stock is listed on any established stock exchange or a national market system, including without limitation the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), its Fair Market Value shall be the closing sales price for such stock (or the closing bid, if no sales were reported) as quoted on such exchange or system for the day of determination, as reported in The Wall Street Journal or such other source as the Administrator deems reliable;

 

 

 

      (ii) If the Common Stock is regularly quoted by a recognized securities dealer but selling prices are not reported, the Fair Market Value of a Share of Common Stock shall be the mean between the high bid and low asked prices for the Common Stock on the day of determination, as reported in The Wall Street Journal or such other source as the Administrator deems reliable; or

 

 

 

      (iii) In the absence of an established market for the Common Stock, the Fair Market Value shall be determined in good faith by the Administrator.

 

 

 

 

      (Q) “Fiscal Year” means the fiscal year of the Company.

 

 

 

      (R) “Incentive Stock Option” means an Option intended to qualify as an incentive stock option within the meaning of Section 422 of the Code and the regulations promulgated thereunder.

 

 

 

      (S) “Nonstatutory Stock Option” means an Option not intended to qualify as an Incentive Stock Option.

 

 

 

      (T) “Notice of Grant” means a written or electronic notice evidencing certain terms and conditions of the grant of an individual Option or a Restricted Stock Award. The Notice of Grant is part of the agreement evidencing the terms and conditions of a specific grant.

 

 

 

      (U) “Officer” means a person who is an officer of the Company within the meaning of Section 16 of the Exchange Act and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder.

 

 

 

      (V) “Option” means a stock option granted pursuant to the Plan, as evidenced by a Notice of Grant.

 

 

 

      (W) “Option Agreement” means an agreement between the Company and a Participant evidencing the terms and conditions of an individual Option grant. The Option Agreement is subject to the terms and conditions of the Plan.

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      (X) “Optioned Stock” means the Common Stock subject to an Award.

 

 

 

      (Y) “Outside Director” means a Director who is not an Employee.

 

 

 

      (Z) “Parent” means a “parent corporation,” whether now or hereafter existing, as defined in Section 424(e) of the Code.

 

 

 

      (AA) “Participant” means the holder of an outstanding Award granted under the Plan.

 

 

 

      (BB) “Plan” means this 2003 Stock Plan, as amended and restated.

 

 

 

      (CC) “Restricted Stock” means shares of Common Stock acquired pursuant to a grant of Restricted Stock Award or the early exercise of an Option.

 

 

 

      (DD) “Restricted Stock Award” means a grant of Restricted Stock pursuant to the Plan, as evidenced by a Notice of Grant.

 

 

 

      (EE) “Restricted Stock Award Agreement” means a written agreement between the Company and a Participant evidencing the terms and restrictions applying to stock granted under a Restricted Stock Award. The Restricted Stock Award Agreement is subject to the terms and conditions of the Plan and the Notice of Grant.

 

 

 

      (FF) “Restricted Stock Unit” means an Award granted to a Participant pursuant to Section 6.

 

 

 

      (GG) “Retirement” unless otherwise defined in the Award Agreement or in a written employment, services or other agreement between the Participant and the Company or any Parent or Subsidiary of the Company, will have such meaning as the Administrator may determine, or, if not so defined, will mean termination of Participant’s status as a Service Provider after he or she reaches age 55 and has completed at least ten (10) years of employment or service with the Company or any Parent or Subsidiary of the Company; provided, however, that with respect to Outside Directors who are granted Options pursuant to Section 3.2 hereof, “Retirement” will mean termination of an Outside Director’s status as a Director when (i) the Outside Director’s age is 55 or over and he or she has continuously been a Director for at least seven (7) years on the date of such termination or (ii) the Outside Director has continuously been a Director for at least ten (10) years from the date of such termination.

 

 

 

      (HH) “Rule 16b-3” means Rule 16b-3 of the Exchange Act or any successor to Rule 16b-3, as in effect when discretion is being exercised with respect to the Plan.

 

 

 

      (II) “Section 16(b)” means Section 16(b) of the Exchange Act.

 

 

 

      (JJ) “Securities Act” means the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

 

 

 

      (KK) “Service Provider” means an Employee, Director or Consultant.

 

 

 

      (LL) “Share” means a share of the Common Stock, as adjusted in accordance with Section 7.4.

 

 

 

      (MM) “Stock Appreciation Right” or “SAR” means an Award, granted alone or in connection with an Option, that pursuant to Section 5 is designated as an SAR.

 

 

 

      (NN) “Subsidiary” means a “subsidiary corporation”, whether now or hereafter existing, as defined in Section 424(f) of the Code.

Section 2.     Administration

      2.1     Stock Subject to the Plan.

 

 

 

      (A) Subject to the provisions of Section 7.4, the maximum aggregate number of Shares that may be optioned and sold under the Plan is 2,000,000 Shares. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Company may not grant more than 20% of the 1,000,000 Shares initially reserved for issuance hereunder pursuant to Restricted Stock Awards and Restricted Stock Units and it may not grant more than 20% of the 1,000,000 Shares added to the Plan on July 21, 2004, pursuant to Restricted Stock Awards, Restricted Stock Units and Stock Appreciation Rights, subject to stockholder approval.

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      (B) Shares will not be deemed to have been issued pursuant to the Plan with respect to any portion of an Award that is settled in cash. With respect to SARs, all underlying Shares to which the exercise of a SAR relates actually issued pursuant to a SAR as will cease to be available under the Plan if the SAR is settled in Shares. If the exercise price of an Award is paid by tender to the Company, or attestation to the ownership, of Shares owned by the Participant, the number of Shares available for issuance under the Plan will be reduced by the gross number of Shares for which the Award is exercised.

 

 

 

      (C) If an Award expires or becomes unexercisable without having been exercised in full, or is otherwise surrendered to the Company prior to having been exercised in full, the unpurchased Shares which were subject thereto shall become available for future grant or sale under the Plan (unless the Plan has terminated); provided, however, that Shares that have actually been issued under the Plan, whether upon exercise of an Award, shall not be returned to the Plan and shall not become available for future distribution under the Plan, except that if Shares of Restricted Stock are repurchased by the Company at their original purchase price, such Shares shall become available for future grant under the Plan.

      2.2     Administration of the Plan.

 

 

 

      (A) Procedure.

 

 

 

 

      (iMultiple Administrative Bodies. Different Committees with respect to different groups of Service Providers may administer the Plan.

 

 

 

      (ii) Section 162(m). To the extent that the Administrator determines it to be desirable to qualify Awards as “performance based compensation” within the meaning of Section 162(m) of the Code, the Plan shall be administered by a Committee of two or more “outside directors” within the meaning of Section 162(m) of the Code.

 

 

 

      (iii) Rule 16b-3. To the extent desirable to qualify transactions hereunder as exempt under Rule 16b-3, the transactions contemplated hereunder shall be structured to satisfy the requirements for exemption under Rule 16b-3.

 

 

 

      (iv) Other Administration. Other than as provided above, the Plan shall be administered by (A) the Board or (B) a Committee, which committee shall be constituted to satisfy Applicable Laws.

 

 

 

 

      (B) Powers of the Administrator. Subject to the provisions of the Plan, and in the case of a Committee, subject to the specific duties delegated by the Board to such Committee, the Administrator shall have the authority, in its discretion:

 

 

 

 

      (i) to determine the Fair Market Value;

 

 

 

      (ii) to select the Service Providers to whom Awards may be granted hereunder;

 

 

 

      (iii) to determine the number of shares of Common Stock to be covered by each Award granted hereunder;

 

 

 

      (iv) to approve forms of agreement for use under the Plan;

 

 

 

      (v) to determine the terms and conditions of any Award in accordance with the provisions of the Plan; provided, however, that the Administrator will not permit any Participant to issue a promissory note in order to exercise or otherwise acquire Shares pursuant to an Award;

 

 

 

      (vi) to construe and interpret the terms of the Plan and Awards granted pursuant to the Plan;

 

 

 

      (vii) to prescribe, amend and rescind rules and regulations relating to the Plan, including rules and regulations relating to sub-plans established for the purpose of satisfying applicable foreign laws;

 

 

 

      (viii) to modify or amend each Award (subject to Section 7.6(C)), including the discretionary authority to extend the post-termination exercisability period of Awards longer than is otherwise provided for in the Plan;

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      (ix) to allow Participants to satisfy withholding tax obligations by electing to have the Company withhold from the Shares to be issued upon exercise of an Award that number of Shares having a Fair Market Value equal to the minimum amount required to be withheld. The Fair Market Value of the Shares to be withheld shall be determined on the date that the amount of tax to be withheld is to be determined. All elections by the Participant to have Shares withheld for this purpose shall be made in such form and under such conditions as the Administrator may deem necessary or advisable;

 

 

 

      (x) to authorize any person to (i) make decisions, determinations and interpretations on behalf of the Administrator to the extent allowed under Applicable Laws, and (ii) execute on behalf of the Company any instrument required to effect the grant of an Award previously granted by the Administrator; and

 

 

 

      (xi) to make all other determinations deemed necessary or advisable for administering the Plan.

 

 

 

 

      (C) Effect of Administrator’s Decision. The Administrator’s decisions, determinations and interpretations, and those of any person authorized by the Administrator to make decisions, determinations and interpretations on behalf of the Administrator, shall be final and binding on all Participants and any other holders of Awards.

      2.3     Eligibility. Nonstatutory Stock Options may be granted to Service Providers provided, that, Outside Directors may only be granted Nonstatutory Stock Options granted pursuant to Section 3.2. Incentive Stock Options may be granted only to Employees. Stock Appreciation Rights, Restricted Stock Awards and Restricted Stock Units may be granted only to Employees and Consultants.

Section 3.     Stock Options

      3.1     Limitations.

 

 

 

      (A) Each Option shall be designated in the Award Agreement as either an Incentive Stock Option or a Nonstatutory Stock Option. However, notwithstanding such designation, to the extent that the aggregate Fair Market Value of the Shares with respect to which Incentive Stock Options are exercisable for the first time by the Participant during any calendar year (under all plans of the Company and any Parent or Subsidiary) exceeds $100,000, such Options shall be treated as Nonstatutory Stock Options. For purposes of this Section 3.1, Incentive Stock Options shall be taken into account in the order in which they were granted. The Fair Market Value of the Shares shall be determined as of the time the Option with respect to such Shares is granted.

 

 

 

      (B) The following limitations shall apply to grants of Options:

 

 

 

 

      (i) No Participant shall be granted, in any Fiscal Year of the Company, Options to purchase more than 500,000 Shares.

 

 

 

      (ii) In connection with his or her initial employment, a Participant may be granted Options to purchase up to an additional 500,000 Shares, which shall not count against the limit set forth in Section 3.1(B)(i).

 

 

 

      (iii) The foregoing limitations shall be adjusted proportionately in connection with any change in the Company’s capitalization as described in Section 7.4.

 

 

 

      (iv) If an Option is cancelled in the same Fiscal Year of the Company in which it was granted (other than in connection with a transaction described in Section 7.4), the cancelled Option will be counted against the limits set forth in Sections 3.1(B)(i) and (ii).

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      3.2     Grants of Options to Outside Directors.

 

 

 

      (A) Procedure for Grants. All grants of Options to Outside Directors under this Plan shall be automatic and non-discretionary and shall be made strictly in accordance with the following provisions:

 

 

 

 

      (i) No person shall have any discretion to select which Outside Directors shall be granted Options or to determine the number of Shares to be covered by Options granted to Outside Directors.

 

 

 

      (ii) All Options granted pursuant to this Section shall be Nonstatutory Stock Options and, except as otherwise provided herein, shall be subject to the other terms and conditions of the Plan.

 

 

 

      (iii) Each person who first becomes an Outside Director following the effective date of this Plan shall be automatically granted an option to purchase 12,000 Shares (the “First Option”) on the date on which such person first becomes an Outside Director, whether through election by the stockholders of the Company or appointment by the Board to fill a vacancy.

 

 

 

      (iv) After the First Option has been granted to an Outside Director, such Outside Director shall thereafter be automatically granted an Option to purchase 3,000 Shares (a “Subsequent Option”) on January 15 of each year, provided the Outside Director will continue to be an Outside Director through the applicable date and, if on such date, he or she shall have served on the Board for at least the preceding six (6) months.

 

 

 

      (v) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsections (iii) and (iv) hereof, in the event that a grant would cause the number of Shares subject to outstanding Awards plus the number of Shares previously purchased upon exercise of an Award to exceed the number of Shares available for issuance under the Plan, then each such automatic grant shall be for that number of Shares determined by dividing the total number of Shares remaining available for grant by the number of Outside Directors on the automatic grant date. Any further grants shall then be deferred until such time, if any, as additional Shares become available for grant under the Plan through action of the stockholders to increase the number of Shares which may be issued under the Plan or through cancellation or expiration of Options previously granted hereunder.

 

 

 

 

      (B) The terms of an Option granted to an Outside Director shall be as follows:

 

 

 

 

      (i) the term of the Option shall be seven (7) years;

 

 

 

      (ii) the Option shall be exercisable only while the Outside Director remains a Director; provided, however, that for Options granted under this Section 3.2 on or after July 21, 2004, if an Outside Director ceases to be a Director as a result of the Outside Director’s death, Disability or Retirement, the Outside Director may exercise his or her Option granted pursuant to this Section 3.2 within one year of such termination (but in no event later than the expiration of the term of such Option as set forth in the Award Agreement) and if on the date of such termination the Outside Director is not vested as to his or her entire Option, the Shares covered by the unvested portion of the Option will revert to the Plan;

 

 

 

      (iii) the exercise price per Share shall be 100% of the Fair Market Value per Share on the date of grant of the Option; and

 

 

 

      (iv) subject to accelerated vesting upon a merger or Change in Control as specified in Section 7.4(C), the Option shall vest and become exercisable as to 25% of the Shares subject to the Option on the first anniversary of the date of grant of the Option and shall vest and become exercisable as to 6.25% of the Shares subject to the Option at the end of each three-month period thereafter, if on such dates Participant has remained in continuous status as a Director.

 

 

 

 

      (C) The Plan shall not confer upon any Outside Director any right with respect to continuation of service as a Director or nomination to serve as a Director, nor shall it interfere in any way with any rights which the Director or the Company may have to terminate his or her directorship at any time.

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      3.3     Term of Option. The term of each Option shall be stated in the Award Agreement and shall be seven (7) years from the date of grant or such shorter term as may be provided in the Award Agreement. Moreover, in the case of an Incentive Stock Option granted to a Participant who, at the time the Option is granted, owns stock representing more than ten percent (10%) of the total combined voting power of all classes of stock of the Company or any Parent or Subsidiary, the term of the Incentive Stock Option shall be five (5) years from the date of grant or such shorter term as may be provided in the Award Agreement.

      3.4     Option Exercise Price and Consideration.

 

 

 

      (A) Exercise Price. The per Share exercise price for the Shares to be issued pursuant to exercise of an Option shall be determined by the Administrator, subject to the following:

 

 

 

 

      (i) In the case of an Incentive Stock Option

 

 

 

 

      (1) granted to an Employee who, at the time the Incentive Stock Option is granted, owns stock representing more than ten percent (10%) of the voting power of all classes of stock of the Company or any Parent or Subsidiary, the per Share exercise price shall be no less than 110% of the Fair Market Value per Share on the date of grant.

 

 

 

      (2) granted to any Employee other than an Employee described in Section 3.4(A)(i)(1), the per Share exercise price shall be no less than 100% of the Fair Market Value per Share on the date of grant.

 

 

 

 

      (ii) In the case of a Nonstatutory Stock Option, the per Share exercise price shall be no less than 100% of the Fair Market Value per Share on the date of grant.

      3.5     Waiting Period and Exercise Dates. At the time an Option is granted, the Administrator shall fix the period within which the Option may be exercised and shall determine any conditions that must be satisfied before the Option may be exercised.

      3.6     Form of Consideration. The Administrator shall determine the acceptable form of consideration for exercising an Option, including the method of payment. In the case of an Incentive Stock Option, the Administrator shall determine the acceptable form of consideration at the time of grant. Such consideration may consist, subject to Applicable Laws, entirely of:

 

 

 

      (A) cash;

 

 

 

      (B) check;

 

 

 

      (C) other Shares, including reservation by the Company of Shares issuable to the Participant upon exercise of an Option, which have a Fair Market Value on the date of surrender or reservation equal to the aggregate exercise price of the Shares as to which such Option shall be exercised;

 

 

 

      (D) consideration received by the Company under a cashless exercise program implemented by the Company in connection with the Plan;

 

 

 

      (E) a reduction in the amount of any Company liability to the Participant, including any liability attributable to the Participant’s participation in any Company sponsored deferred compensation program or arrangement;

 

 

 

      (F) any combination of the foregoing methods of payment; or

 

 

 

      (G) such other consideration and method of payment for the issuance of Shares to the extent permitted by Applicable Laws; provided, however, that the issuance of a promissory note will not be a permissible form of consideration under the Plan.

      3.7     Exercise of Option.

 

 

 

      (A) Procedure for Exercise; Rights as a Stockholder. Any Option granted hereunder shall be exercisable according to the terms of the Plan and at such times and under such conditions as determined

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by the Administrator and set forth in the Award Agreement. An Option may not be exercised for a fraction of a Share.

 

 

 

 

      (i) An Option shall be deemed exercised when the Company receives: (x) written or electronic notice of exercise (in accordance with the Award Agreement) from the person entitled to exercise the Option, and (y) full payment for the Shares with respect to which the Option is exercised (together with applicable withholding taxes). Full payment may consist of any consideration and method of payment authorized by the Administrator and permitted by the Award Agreement and the Plan. Shares issued upon exercise of an Option shall be issued in the name of the Participant or, if requested by the Participant, in the name of the Participant and his or her spouse. Until the Shares are issued (as evidenced by the appropriate entry on the books of the Company or of a duly authorized transfer agent of the Company), no right to vote or receive dividends or any other rights as a stockholder shall exist with respect to the Optioned Stock, notwithstanding the exercise of the Option. The Company shall issue (or cause to be issued) such Shares promptly after the Option is exercised. No adjustment will be made for a dividend or other right for which the record date is prior to the date the Shares are issued, except as provided in Section 7.4.

 

 

 

      (ii) Exercising an Option in any manner shall decrease the number of Shares thereafter available, both for purposes of the Plan and for sale under the Option, by the number of Shares as to which the Option is exercised.

 

 

 

 

      (B) Termination of Relationship as a Service Provider. If a Participant ceases to be a Service Provider, other than upon the Participant’s death or Disability, the Participant may exercise his or her Option within such period of time as is specified in the Award Agreement to the extent that the Option is vested on the date of termination (but in no event later than the expiration of the term of such Option as set forth in the Award Agreement). In the absence of a specified time in the Award Agreement, the Option shall remain exercisable for three (3) months following the Participant’s termination. If, on the date of termination, the Participant is not vested as to his or her entire Option, the Shares covered by the unvested portion of the Option shall revert to the Plan. If, after termination, the Participant does not exercise his or her Option within the time specified by the Administrator, the Option shall terminate, and the Shares covered by such Option shall revert to the Plan.

 

 

 

      (C) Disability of Participant. If a Participant ceases to be a Service Provider as a result of the Participant’s Disability, the Participant may exercise his or her Option within such period of time as is specified in the Award Agreement (of at least six (6) months) to the extent the Option is vested on the date of termination (but in no event later than the expiration of the term of such Option as set forth in the Award Agreement). In the absence of a specified time in the Award Agreement, the Option shall remain exercisable for twelve (12) months following the Participant’s termination. If, on the date of termination, the Participant is not vested as to his or her entire Option, the Shares covered by the unvested portion of the Option shall revert to the Plan. If, after termination, the Participant does not exercise his or her Option within the time specified herein, the Option shall terminate, and the Shares covered by such Option shall revert to the Plan.

 

 

 

      (D) Death of Participant. If a Participant dies while a Service Provider, the Option may be exercised following the Participant’s death within such period of time as is specified in the Award Agreement to the extent that the Option is vested on the date of death (but in no event may the option be exercised later than the expiration of the term of such Option as set forth in the Award Agreement), by the Participant’s designated beneficiary, provided such beneficiary has been designated prior to the Participant’s death in a form acceptable to the Administrator. If no such beneficiary has been designated by the Participant, then such Option may be exercised by the personal representative of the Participant’s estate or by the person(s) to whom the Option is transferred pursuant to the Participant’s will or in accordance with the laws of descent and distribution. In the absence of a specified time in the Award Agreement, the Option shall remain exercisable for twelve (12) months following the Participant’s death. If, at the time of death, a Participant is not vested as to his or her entire Option, the Shares covered by the unvested portion of the Option shall immediately revert to the Plan. If the Option is not so exercised

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within the time specified herein, the Option shall terminate, and the Shares covered by such Option shall revert to the Plan.

 

 

 

      (E) Retirement of Participant. If a Participant ceases to be a Service Provider as a result of his or her Retirement, the Participant may exercise his or her Option within such period of time as is specified in the Award Agreement, to the extent the Option is vested on the date of Retirement (but in no event later than the expiration of the term of such Option as set forth in the Option Agreement). In the absence of a specified time in the Award Agreement, for Options granted on or after July 21, 2004, the Option shall remain exercisable for twelve (12) months following the Participant’s termination. If, on the date of Retirement, the Participant is not vested as to his or her entire Option, the Shares covered by the unvested portion of the Option shall revert to the Plan. If, after his or her Retirement, the Participant does not exercise his or her Option within the time specified herein, the Option shall terminate, and the Shares covered by such Option shall revert to the Plan.

Section 4.     Restricted Stock Awards

      4.1     Restricted Stock Awards. Restricted Stock Awards may be issued either alone, in addition to, or in tandem with other awards granted under the Plan and/or cash awards made outside of the Plan. After the Administrator determines that it will offer Restricted Stock Awards under the Plan, it shall advise the offeree in writing or electronically, by means of a Notice of Grant, of the terms, conditions and restrictions related to the offer, including the number of Shares that the offeree shall be entitled to purchase, the price to be paid, and the time within which the offeree must accept such offer. The offer shall be accepted by execution of a Restricted Stock Purchase Agreement in the form determined by the Administrator.

      4.2     Term of Restricted Stock Awards. The term of each Restricted Stock Award shall be stated in the Restricted Stock Award Agreement. Shares of Common Stock issued pursuant to a Restricted Stock Award may, in the discretion of the Administrator, vest over the Participant’s period of Service or upon attainment of specified performance objectives. Notwithstanding the foregoing, subject to Section 7.4(C), a Restricted Stock Award may not vest at a rate faster than one year following the date of grant. If a Restricted Stock Award is not subject to achievement of performance goals then, subject to Section 7.4(C), such award willfully vest over a period of at least three (3) years from the date of grant.

      4.3     Limitation on Restricted Stock Award Grants. No Participant shall receive Restricted Stock Awards in any Fiscal Year of the Company having an aggregate initial value greater than $600,000, except that Restricted Stock Awards granted to a new Employee in the Fiscal Year of the Company in which his or her service as an Employee first commences shall not have an aggregate initial value greater than $1,000,000.

      4.4     Repurchase Option. Unless the Administrator determines otherwise, the Restricted Stock Award Agreement shall grant the Company a repurchase option exercisable upon the voluntary or involuntary termination of the Participant’s service with the Company for any reason (including death or Disability). Unless the Administrator determines otherwise, the purchase price for Shares repurchased pursuant to the Restricted Stock Award Agreement shall be the original price paid by the Participant and may be paid by cancellation of any indebtedness of the purchaser to the Company. The repurchase option shall lapse as the Restricted Stock Award vests.

      4.5     Other Provisions. The Restricted Stock Award Agreement shall contain such other terms, provisions and conditions not inconsistent with the Plan as may be determined by the Administrator in its sole discretion.

      4.6     Rights as a Stockholder. Once the Restricted Stock Award is exercised, the Participant shall have the rights equivalent to those of a stockholder, and shall be a stockholder when his or her purchase is entered upon the records of the duly authorized transfer agent of the Company. No adjustment will be made for a dividend or other right for which the record date is prior to the date the Restricted Stock Award is exercised, except as provided in Section 7.4.

      4.7     Cancellation of Restricted Stock Award. On the date set forth in the Restricted Stock Award Agreement, all unearned or unvested Restricted Stock shall be forfeited to the Company.

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Section 5.     Stock Appreciation Rights

      5.1     Stock Appreciation Rights.

 

 

 

      (A) Grant of SARs. Subject to the terms and conditions of the Plan, a SAR may be granted to Service Providers at any time and from time to time as will be determined by the Administrator, in its sole discretion.

 

 

 

      (B) Number of Shares. The Administrator will have complete discretion to determine the number of SARs granted to any Service Provider, provided that during any Fiscal Year, no Participant will be granted SARs covering more than 500,000 Shares. Notwithstanding the foregoing limitation, in connection with a Participant’s initial service as an Employee, an Employee may be granted SARs covering up to an additional 500,000 Shares.

 

 

 

      (C) Exercise Price and Other Terms. The Administrator will have complete discretion to determine the terms and conditions of SARs granted under the Plan, subject to the provisions of the Plan and the following limitations:

 

 

 

 

      (i) the term of an SAR may not exceed seven (7) years from the date of grant;

 

 

 

      (ii) the exercise price of an SAR must be at least 100% of the Fair Market Value per Share on the date of grant; and

 

 

 

      (iii) the maximum payment any Participant may be entitled to receive pursuant to subsection (F) below shall not exceed 100% of the exercise price of the underlying SAR.

 

 

 

 

      (D) SAR Agreement. Each SAR grant will be evidenced by an Award Agreement that will specify the exercise price, the term of the SAR, the conditions of exercise, and such other terms and conditions as the Administrator, in its sole discretion, will determine.

 

 

 

      (E) Expiration of SARs. An SAR granted under the Plan will expire upon the date determined by the Administrator, in its sole discretion, and set forth in the Award Agreement; provided, that, the term of the SAR shall not exceed seven (7) years. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the rules of Sections 3.7(B), (C), and (D) also will apply to SARs.

 

 

 

      (F) Payment of SAR Amount. Subject to the limitation set out in Section 5.1 (C)(iii) above, upon the exercise of an SAR, a Participant will be entitled to receive payment from the Company in an amount determined by multiplying:

 

 

 

 

      (i) The difference between the Fair Market Value of a Share on the date of exercise over the exercise price; times

 

 

 

      (ii) The number of Shares with respect to which the SAR is exercised. At the discretion of the Administrator, the payment upon SAR exercise may be in cash, in Shares of equivalent value, or in some combination thereof.

Section 6.     Restricted Stock Units

      6.1     Grant of Restricted Stock Units. Restricted Stock Units may be granted to Service Providers at any time and from time to time, as will be determined by the Administrator, in its sole discretion. The Administrator will have complete discretion in determining the number of Restricted Stock Units granted to each Participant, provided that during any Fiscal Year no Participant will receive Restricted Stock Units having an initial value greater than $600,000, except that Restricted Stock Units granted in connection with a Participant’s initial service as an Employee shall not have an aggregate initial value greater than $1,000,000.

      6.2     Value of Restricted Stock. Each Restricted Stock Unit will have an initial value that is established by the Administrator on or before the date of grant.

      6.3     Vesting. Subject to Section 7.4(C), a Restricted Stock Unit may not vest at a rate faster than one year following the date of grant. If a Restricted Stock Unit is not subject to achievement of performance goals

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then, subject to Section 7.4(C), such award willfully vest over a period of at least three (3) years from the date of grant

      6.4     Performance Objectives and Other Terms. The Administrator will set performance objectives (including, without limitation, continued service) in its discretion which, depending on the extent to which they are met, will determine the number or value of Restricted Stock Units that will be paid out to the Participants. The time period during which the performance objectives must be met will be called the “Performance Period.” Each Award of Restricted Stock Units will be evidenced by an Award Agreement that will specify the Performance Period, and such other terms and conditions as the Administrator, in its sole discretion, will determine.

      6.5     Earning of Restricted Stock Units. After the applicable Performance Period has ended, the holder of Restricted Stock Units will be entitled to receive a payout of the number of Restricted Stock Units earned by the Participant over the Performance Period, to be determined as a function of the extent to which the corresponding performance objectives or other vesting provisions have been achieved. After the grant of a Restricted Stock Unit, the Administrator, in its sole discretion, may reduce or waive any performance objectives or other vesting provisions for such Restricted Stock Unit.

      6.6     Form and Timing of Payment of Restricted Stock Units. Payment of earned Restricted Stock Units will be made as soon as practicable after the expiration of the applicable Performance Period. The Administrator, in its sole discretion, may pay earned Restricted Stock Units in the form of cash, in Shares (which have an aggregate Fair Market Value equal to the value of the earned Restricted Stock Units at the close of the applicable Performance Period) or in a combination thereof.

      6.7     Cancellation of Restricted Stock Units. On the date set forth in the Award Agreement, all unearned or unvested Restricted Stock Units will be forfeited to the Company, and again will be available for grant under the Plan.

Section 7.     General Provisions

      7.1     Term of Plan. Subject to Section 7.11, the Plan shall become effective on September 24, 2003. It shall continue in effect for a term of ten (10) years unless terminated earlier under Section 7.6.

      7.2     Transferability of Awards. Unless determined otherwise by the Administrator, an Award may not be sold, pledged, assigned, hypothecated, transferred, or disposed of in any manner other than by will or by the laws of descent or distribution and may be exercised, during the lifetime of the Participant, only by the Participant. If the Administrator, in its sole discretion, makes an Award transferable, such Award may only be transferred (i) by will, (ii) by the laws of descent and distribution, or (iii) to family members (as such term is defined in the general instructions to Form S-8 under the Securities Act of 1933, or any successor thereto) through gifts or domestic relations orders, as permitted by the instructions to Form S-8 of the Securities Act of 1933.

      7.3     Leaves of Absence. Unless the Administrator provides otherwise, vesting of Awards granted hereunder will be suspended during any unpaid leave of absence. A Service Provider will not cease to be an Employee in the case of (i) any leave of absence approved by the Company or (ii) transfers between locations of the Company or between the Company, its Parent, or any Subsidiary. For purposes of Incentive Stock Options, no such leave may exceed ninety (90) days, unless reemployment upon expiration of such leave is guaranteed by statute or contract. If reemployment upon expiration of a leave of absence approved by the Company is not so guaranteed, then three (3) months following the 91st day of such leave any Incentive Stock Option held by the Participant will cease to be treated as an Incentive Stock Option and will be treated for tax purposes as a Nonstatutory Stock Option.

      7.4     Adjustments Upon Changes in Capitalization, Merger or Change in Control.

 

 

 

      (A) Changes in Capitalization. Subject to any required action by the stockholders of the Company, the number of Shares that have been authorized for issuance under the Plan but as to which no Awards have yet been granted or which have been returned to the Plan upon cancellation or expiration of

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an Award, and the number of Shares as well as the price per Share covered by each outstanding Award, and the numerical Share limits in Sections 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6, shall be proportionately adjusted for any change in, or increase or decrease in the number of issued Shares, resulting from a stock split, reverse stock split, stock dividend, combination or reclassification of the Common Stock, or any other change, or increase or decrease in the number of issued Shares, effected without receipt of consideration by the Company; provided, however, that conversion of any convertible securities of the Company shall not be deemed to have been “effected without receipt of consideration.” The Board shall make such adjustment, whose determination in that respect shall be final, binding and conclusive. Except as expressly provided herein, no issuance by the Company of shares of stock of any class, or securities convertible into shares of stock of any class, shall affect, and no adjustment by reason thereof shall be made with respect to, the number or price of Shares subject to an Award.

 

 

 

      (B) Dissolution or Liquidation. In the event of the proposed dissolution or liquidation of the Company, the Administrator shall notify each Participant as soon as practicable prior to the effective date of such proposed transaction. The Administrator in its discretion may provide for the Participant to have the right to exercise his or her Award prior to such transaction as to all of the Shares covered thereby, including Shares as to which the Award would not otherwise be exercisable. In addition, the Administrator may provide that any Company repurchase option applicable to any Shares purchased upon exercise of an Award shall lapse as to all such Shares, provided the proposed dissolution or liquidation takes place at the time and in the manner contemplated. To the extent it has not been previously exercised, or earned, an Award will terminate immediately prior to the consummation of such proposed action.

 

 

 

      (C) Merger or Change in Control.

 

 

 

 

      (iOptions and Restricted Stock Awards. In the event of a merger of the Company with or into another corporation, or a Change in Control, each outstanding Award shall be assumed or an equivalent award substituted by the successor corporation or a Parent or Subsidiary of the successor corporation.

 

 

 

 

      (1) In the event that the successor corporation refuses to assume or substitute for the Award, the Participant shall fully vest in and have the right to exercise his or her Option, Restricted Stock Award, or Stock Appreciation Right as to all of the Shares, including Shares as to which it would not otherwise be vested or exercisable, and all restrictions on Restricted Stock will lapse and all performance goals or other vesting criteria with respect to Restricted Stock Units will be deemed achieved at target levels and all other terms and conditions met. In addition, if an Option, Restricted Stock Award, or Stock Appreciation Right becomes fully vested and exercisable in lieu of assumption or substitution in the event of a merger or Change in Control, the Administrator shall notify the Participant in writing or electronically that the Option, Restricted Stock Award, or Stock Appreciation Right shall be fully vested and exercisable for a period of not less than fifteen (15) days from the date of such notice, and the Option, Restricted Stock Award, or Stock Appreciation Right shall terminate upon the expiration of such period.

 

 

 

      (2) For the purposes of this Section 7.4(C)(i), an Award shall be considered assumed if, following the merger or Change in Control, the Award confers the right to purchase or receive, for each Share subject to the Award immediately prior to the merger or Change in Control (and in the case of Restricted Stock Units, for each implied share determined by dividing the value of the Restricted Stock Unit by the per Share consideration received by holders of Common Stock in the merger or Change in Control), an amount of consideration (whether stock, cash, or other securities or property) equal to the fair market value of the consideration received in the merger or Change in Control by holders of Common Stock for each Share held on the effective date of the transaction (and if holders were offered a choice of consideration, the type of consideration chosen by the holders of a majority of the outstanding Shares); provided, however, that if such consideration received in the merger or Change in Control is not solely common stock of the successor corporation or its Parent, the Administrator may, with the consent of the successor

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corporation, provide for the consideration to be received upon the exercise of the Option, Restricted Stock Award, or Stock Appreciation Right, for each Share subject to such Award (or in the case of Restricted Stock Units, the number of implied shares determined by dividing the value of the Restricted Stock Units by the per Share consideration received by holders of Common Stock in the merger or Change in Control), to be solely common stock of the successor corporation or its Parent equal in fair market value to the per Share consideration received by holders of Common Stock in the merger or Change in Control.

 

 

 

      (3) Notwithstanding anything in Section 7.4(C)(i)(2) to the contrary, an Award that vests, is earned or paid-out upon the satisfaction of one or more performance goals will not be considered assumed if the Company or its successor modifies any of such performance goals without the Participant’s consent; provided, however, a modification to such performance goals only to reflect the successor corporation’s post-merger or post-asset sale corporate structure will not be deemed to invalidate an otherwise valid Award assumption.

 

 

 

 

      (D) Outside Director Option Grants. Notwithstanding anything in Section 7.4(C)(i) to the contrary, in the event of a merger of the Company with or into another corporation, or a Change in Control, in which an Outside Director is terminated or asked to resign, Options granted to such Outside Director under Section 3.2 shall vest 100% immediately prior to such merger or Change in Control. In the event of a merger or Change in Control in which an Outside Director is not terminated or asked to resign, such Outside Director’s Options granted under Section 3.2 shall be treated under the terms of Section 7.4(C)(i).

      7.5     Date of Grant. The date of grant of an Award shall be, for all purposes, the date on which the Administrator makes the determination granting such Award or such other later date as is determined by the Administrator. Notice of the determination shall be provided to each Participant within a reasonable time after the date of such grant.

      7.6     Amendment and Termination of the Plan.

 

 

 

      (A) Amendment and Termination. The Board may at any time amend, alter, suspend or terminate the Plan.

 

 

 

      (B) Stockholder Approval. The Company shall obtain stockholder approval of any Plan amendment to the extent necessary and desirable to comply with Applicable Laws. Additionally, notwithstanding anything in the Plan to the contrary, the Board may not, without the approval of the Company’s stockholders:

 

 

 

 

      (i) materially increase the number of shares of Common Stock issuable under the Plan, except for permissible adjustments in the event of certain changes in the Company’s capitalization;

 

 

 

      (ii) materially modify the requirements for eligibility to participate in the Plan, or

 

 

 

      (iii) reprice Options issued under the Plan by lowering the exercise price of a previously granted award, by canceling outstanding Options and issuing replacements, or by otherwise replacing existing Options with substitute Options with a lower exercise price.

 

 

 

 

      (C) Effect of Amendment or Termination. No amendment, alteration, suspension or termination of the Plan shall impair the rights of any Participant, unless mutually agreed otherwise between the Participant and the Administrator, which agreement must be in writing and signed by the Participant and the Company. Termination of the Plan shall not affect the Administrator’s ability to exercise the powers granted to it hereunder with respect to Awards granted under the Plan prior to the date of such termination.

      7.7     Conditions Upon Issuance of Shares.

 

 

 

      (A) Legal Compliance. Shares shall not be issued pursuant to the exercise of an Award unless the exercise of such Award and the issuance and delivery of such Shares shall comply with Applicable Laws and shall be further subject to the approval of counsel for the Company with respect to such compliance.

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      (B) Investment Representations. As a condition to the exercise of an Award, the Company may require the person exercising such Award to represent and warrant at the time of any such exercise that the Shares are being purchased only for investment and without any present intention to sell or distribute such Shares if, in the opinion of counsel for the Company, such a representation is required.

      7.8     Inability to Obtain Authority. The inability of the Company to obtain authority from any regulatory body having jurisdiction, which authority is deemed by the Company’s counsel to be necessary to the lawful issuance and sale of any Shares hereunder, shall relieve the Company of any liability in respect of the failure to issue or sell such Shares as to which such requisite authority shall not have been obtained.

      7.9     Reservation of Shares. The Company, during the term of this Plan, will at all times reserve and keep available such number of Shares as shall be sufficient to satisfy the requirements of the Plan.

      7.10     Participant’s Relationship with Company. Neither the Plan nor any Award shall confer upon the Participant any right with respect to continuing the Participant’s relationship as a Service Provider with the Company, nor shall they interfere in any way with the Participant’s right or the Company’s right to terminate such relationship at any time, with or without cause.

      7.11     Stockholder Approval. The Plan shall be subject to approval by the stockholders of the Company within twelve (12) months after the date the Plan is adopted. Such stockholder approval shall be obtained in the manner and to the degree required under Applicable Laws.