INCENTIVE STOCK OPTION AGREEMENT
THIS INCENTIVE STOCK OPTION AGREEMENT (this Agreement) is entered into as of
_________, 20_________(the Date of Grant) by and between Vuzix Corporation, a Delaware corporation
(the Company), and [_________] (the Optionee).
In accordance with the provisions of the Companys 2009 Stock Option Plan (the Plan), the
Companys Board of Directors (Board) has authorized the execution and delivery of this Agreement
on the terms and conditions herein set forth.
1. Grant. Subject to the terms and conditions of the Plan and this Agreement, the
Company hereby grants to the Optionee an Incentive Stock Option (the Option) to purchase an
aggregate of [_________] shares (the Shares) of the Companys common stock, par value $0.001 per
share (Common Stock), at an exercise price of $[_________] per share (the Exercise Price).
2. Exercise Price. The Exercise Price shall be not less than 100% of the Fair Market
Value of the Common Stock as of the Date of Grant, as determined in good faith by the Board,
provided that, in the event the Optionee owns more than 10% of the combined voting power of all
classes of stock of the Company or of a parent or subsidiary of the Company (Ten Percent
Shareholder) at the Date of Grant, then the Exercise Price shall be not less than 110% of the Fair
3. Fair Market Value Limitation. The fair market value (determined as of date of
grant) of the shares of Common Stock for which Incentive Stock Options are exercisable for the
first time by the Optionee in any calendar year (under the Plan or any other plan that provides for
the granting of Incentive Stock Options) may not exceed $100,000.
4. Exercise. The Option shall vest and become exercisable as follows:
[insert exercise schedule]
The Option may not be exercised more than ten years after the Date of Grant.
5. Method of Exercise and Payment. To exercise the Option, the Optionee shall deliver
to the Company a written notice specifying the number of Shares being purchased accompanied by
payment in full of the Exercise Price for the Shares being purchased. The Exercise Price for the
Shares purchased upon exercise of the Option shall be payable in full on the exercise date. The
method of payment shall be determined by the Administrator at the time of grant from among the
following methods (1) payment by cash or check; (2) payment pursuant to a program developed under
Regulation T as promulgated by the Federal Reserve Board that, prior to the issuance of Common
Stock, results in either the receipt of cash (or check) by the Company or the receipt of
irrevocable instructions to pay the aggregate exercise price to the Company from the sales
proceeds; or (3) any combination of the foregoing methods of payment. Such notice shall be given substantially in the form attached hereto as Exhibit A.
6. Disqualifying Disposition. The Optionee agrees that at the time of any
disqualifying disposition (within the meaning of Section 422 of the Internal Revenue Code) of the
Shares acquired upon exercise of the Option, the Optionee shall pay to the Company (or otherwise
make arrangements satisfactory to the Committee for the payment of) the amount of the Federal,
state and local and foreign income and employment taxes required, in the Companys sole judgment,
to be collected or withheld with respect to the disqualifying disposition of the Shares acquired
upon exercise of the Option. Such amount shall be paid to the Company in cash or by the surrender
of that number of whole Shares with a Fair Market Value (valued on the date of exercise) as shall
be equal to, but does not exceed, the minimum statutory amounts required to be collected or
withheld by the Company with respect to the exercise of the Option.
7. Transfer of Option. The Option is not transferable (other than by will or the laws
of descent and distribution) by the Optionee and is exercisable only by the Optionee during
Optionees lifetime. The Optionee hereby represents that the Option granted hereunder and the
Shares purchased by him pursuant to the exercise of all or any part of this Option are and will be
acquired by him for investment and not with a view to the distribution thereof. The Option is
granted by the Company in reliance on this representation.
8. Termination for Cause. In the event that the employment or other relationship
underlying the issuance of the Option to the Optionee is terminated for cause, the Option shall be
forfeited and terminated immediately and may not thereafter be exercised to any extent.
9. Termination other than for Cause, Death, Retirement or Disability. In the event
that the employment or other relationship underlying the issuance of the Option to the Optionee is
terminated for any reason other than cause, or death, Retirement or Disability of the Optionee at a
time when the Optionee is entitled to exercise the Option, such Optionee shall have the right to
exercise the Option at any time within three months after such termination only as to those Shares
which the Optionee was entitled to purchase immediately prior to such termination, unless the Board
shall otherwise provide. The granting of the Option to the Optionee does not alter in any way the
Companys right to terminate such persons employment or other relationship at any time for any
reason, nor does it confer upon such person any rights or privileges except as specifically
provided for in the Plan.
10. Death of Optionee. If the Optionee shall die while in the employ of the Company
or within a period of three months after the termination, other than for cause, of Optionees
duties with the Company, at a time when the Optionee is entitled to exercise the Option and
Optionee shall not have fully exercised the Option, the Option may be exercised (subject to the
condition that no Option shall be exercisable after the expiration of ten years from the date it is
granted) at any time within one year after the Optionees death, by the executors of administrators
of the Optionee or by any person or persons who shall have acquired the Option directly from the
Optionee by bequest or inheritance.
11. Retirement or Disability of Optionee. If the event of an Optionees Retirement or
Disability at a time when the Optionee is entitled to exercise the Option, then within three
months after Retirement or one year after Disability the Optionee may exercise such Option
(subject to the condition that no Option shall be exercisable after the expiration of ten years
from the date it is granted) only as to those Shares the Optionee was entitled to purchase
immediately prior to such Retirement or Disability.
12. Adjustment upon Changes in Capitalization. In the event of a reorganization,
recapitalization, stock split, stock dividend, stock distribution, combination, merger,
consolidation, rights offering, or any other change in the corporate structure or the Common Stock,
the Board shall make such adjustment, if any, as it may deem appropriate in the number and kind of
Shares covered by the Option and in the Exercise Price. Any such adjustment may provide for the
elimination of any fractional Shares which otherwise might become subject to the Option without
13. Modification, Extension and Renewal of Option. Subject to the terms and
conditions and within the limitations of the Plan, the Board may modify, extend or renew the Option
or accept the surrender of the Option (to the extent not theretofore exercised) and authorize the
granting of new options under the Plan in substitution therefor.
14. General Restriction. If at any time the Board in its discretion shall determine
that the listing, registration or qualification of the Shares on any securities exchange or under
any state or federal law, or the consent or approval of any government regulatory body is necessary
or desirable as a condition of, or in connection with, the granting of the Option or the issuance
or purchase of Shares, the Option may not be exercised in whole or in part unless such listing,
registration, qualification, consent or approval shall have been effected or obtained free of any
conditions not acceptable to the Board of Directors.
15. Sale or Transfer of Shares. Unless a registration statement covering the sale and
issuance of the Shares is then in effect, when issued upon exercise of the Option, the Shares will
not have been registered for sale under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the Act), or any
applicable state securities laws. In that case, the Shares may not be sold, offered for sale,
pledged or hypothecated in the absence of an effective registration statement under the Act or, in
the absence thereof, an opinion of counsel obtained, satisfactory to the Company, that an exemption
from such registration is available and the certificate issued to evidence the Shares shall bear an
appropriate legend summarizing these restrictions on the disposition thereof.
16. Amendment. The Board may modify or amend the Option if it determines, in its sole
discretion, that amendment is necessary or advisable in the light of any addition to or change in
the Internal Revenue Code or in the regulations issued thereunder, or any federal or state
securities laws or other law or regulation, which change occurs after the Date of Grant and by its
terms applies to the Option. No amendment of the Option, however, may, without the consent of the
Optionee, make any changes which would adversely effect the rights of the Optionee.
17. No Right of Employment. Nothing contained herein shall confer upon the Optionee
any right to be continued in the employment of the Company or interfere in any way with the right
of the Company to terminate his employment at any time for any reason or for no reason.
(a) Governing Law; Forum. This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State
of Delaware, notwithstanding any rules regarding choice of law to the contrary of the law of the
State of Delaware. Jurisdiction over and venue of any suit arising out of or related to this
Agreement shall be exclusively in the state and federal courts sitting in Suffolk County,
Massachusetts, and the parties hereby waive any right to object to personal jurisdiction and venue.
(b) Successors and Assigns. This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the
benefit of any successor or assignee of the Company and to any executor, administrator, legal
representative, legatee, or distributee of the Optionee.
(c) No Third Party Beneficiary. This Agreement is intended solely for the benefit of
the parties hereto and does not create or grant any right in a person or entity who is not party to
(d) Severability. If one or more provisions in this Agreement is held or found to be
invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any respect, the provision(s) shall be given effect to the
extent permitted by law and the invalidity, illegality or unenforceability shall not affect the
validity of the remaining provisions of this Agreement.
(e) Entire Agreement. This Agreement contains the entire understanding between the
parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes any prior written or oral
agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof. This Agreement shall be
considered as drafted equally by the parties and any ambiguity shall not be construed against any
(f) Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in several counterparts, and all so
executed shall constitute one agreement, binding on all of the parties hereto, notwithstanding that
all of the parties are not signatories to the original or the same counterpart.
(g) Interpretations of this Agreement. All decisions and interpretations made by the
Board with regard to any question arising hereunder or under the Plan shall be binding and
conclusive on the Company and the Optionee.
(h) The Plan. The Optionee acknowledges having received a copy of the Plan. The Option is
subject to the provisions of the Plan, all of which are hereby incorporated herein by reference.
In the event there is any inconsistency between the provisions of this Agreement and those of the
Plan, the provisions of the Plan shall govern. Capitalized terms used in this Agreement
and not otherwise defined herein have the meaning ascribed to them in the Plan.
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Company has caused this Agreement to be executed in its behalf by it
duly authorized officer, to be effective on the day and year written above.
I, _________, hereby certify that I have read and fully understand the foregoing
Incentive Stock Option Agreement. I acknowledge that I have been apprised that it is the intent of
the Company that I obtain and retain an equity interest in the Company. I hereby execute this
Agreement to indicate my acceptance of the Option and my intent to comply with the terms of this
_________ ___, 20_________
75 Town Centre Drive
Rochester, NY 14623
Dear Sir or Madam:
This is to notify you that I hereby elect to exercise my option
to purchase _________
shares of the common stock, par value $0.001 per share, of Vuzix Corporation (the Company)
granted to me pursuant to the Companys 2009 Stock Option Plan and the Incentive Stock Option
Agreement (the Agreement) dated as of _________, 2009. The Exercise Price pursuant to the
Agreement, as adjusted, is $ per share or $_________in the aggregate.
In payment of the full purchase price, I enclose my check in the sum of $_________.