1993 Directors Stock Option Plan - Macromedia Inc.
1993 DIRECTORS STOCK OPTION PLAN
As Adopted October 15, 1993
and Amended Through June 5, 2001
1. PURPOSE. This Stock Option Plan (this "Plan") is established to
provide equity incentives for nonemployee members of the Board of Directors of
Macromedia, Inc. (the "Company") who are described in Section 6.1 below, by
granting such persons options ("Options") to purchase shares of stock of the
2. ADOPTION AND STOCKHOLDER APPROVAL. This Plan was adopted by the Board
and approved by the stockholders of the Company on October 15, 1993. This Plan
shall be amended effective on the date that such amendment is adopted by the
Board of Directors (the "Board") of the Company. After adoption of any such
amendment by the Board, Options may be granted under this Plan pursuant to such
amendment. No Option that is issued as a result of any increase in the number of
shares authorized to be issued under this Plan shall be exercised prior to the
time such increase has been approved by the stockholders of the Company and all
such Options granted pursuant to such increase shall terminate if such
stockholder approval is not obtained.
3. TYPES OF OPTIONS AND SHARES. Options granted under this Plan shall be
nonqualified stock options ("NQSOs"). The shares of stock that may be purchased
upon exercise of Options granted under this Plan (the "Shares") are shares of
the Common Stock of the Company.
4. NUMBER OF SHARES. The maximum number of Shares that may be issued
pursuant to Options granted under this Plan is 890,000 Shares, subject to
adjustment as provided in this Plan. If any Option is terminated for any reason
without being exercised in whole or in part, the Shares thereby released from
such Option shall be available for purchase under other Options subsequently
granted under this Plan. At all times during the term of this Plan, the Company
shall reserve and keep available such number of Shares as shall be required to
satisfy the requirements of outstanding Options under this Plan.
5. ADMINISTRATION. This Plan shall be administered by the Board or by a
committee of not less than two members of the Board appointed to administer this
Plan (the "Committee"). As used in this Plan, references to the Committee shall
mean either such Committee or the Board if no committee has been established.
The interpretation by the Committee of any of the provisions of this Plan or any
Option granted under this Plan shall be final and binding upon the Company and
all persons having an interest in any Option or any Shares purchased pursuant to
6. ELIGIBILITY AND AWARD FORMULA.
6.1 Eligibility. Options may be granted only to directors of the
Company who are not employees of the Company or any Parent, Subsidiary or
Affiliate of the Company, as those terms are defined in Section 18 below (each
6.2 Initial Grant. Each Optionee who becomes a member of the Board
for the first time after June 5, 2001 will automatically be granted an Option
for 60,000 Shares (the "Initial Grant") on the date such Optionee first joins
6.3 Succeeding Grants. Each Optionee who is a member of the Board on
or after June 5, 2001 will be granted an Option for 60,000 Shares, reduced by
the number of Shares subject to Options that remain unvested as of the date of
such grant (a "Succeeding Grant"), immediately following the 2001 Annual Meeting
of Stockholders. Such Succeeding Grant shall be in lieu of any other Succeeding
Grant which the Optionee would otherwise be eligible to receive. Thereafter,
each Optionee will be granted a Succeeding Grant immediately following the
Annual Meeting of Stockholders that occurs on or after the third anniversary of
Optionee's last preceding Succeeding Grant, or in the absence of a Succeeding
Grant, Optionee's Initial Grant.
6.4 Committee Grants. Each Optionee who serves as a member of either
the Audit Committee of the Board or the Compensation Committee of the Board will
receive an additional Option grant immediately following the Annual Meeting of
Stockholders as follows:
(a) Audit Committee. If the Optionee is serving as a member
of the Audit Committee of the Board, the Optionee will
be granted an Option for 10,000 Shares (the "Audit
Committee Grant"). If the Optionee is serving as the
chairman of the Audit Committee, the Optionee will be
granted an additional Option for 5,000 Shares (the
"Audit Committee Chairman Grant").
(b) Compensation Committee. If the Optionee is serving as a
member of the Compensation Committee of the Board, the
Optionee will be granted an Option for 7,500 Shares (the
"Compensation Committee Grant"). If the Optionee is
serving as the chairman of the Compensation Committee,
the Optionee will be granted an additional Option for
5,000 Shares (the "Compensation Committee Chairman
6.5 Maximum Shares; Modification of Award Formula. The maximum
number of Shares that may be issued to any one director under this Plan is
200,000. No grant will be made, however, if such grant will cause the number of
Shares issued or subject to outstanding Options under this Plan to exceed the
number specified in Section 4 above. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in its sole
discretion, the Board may increase or decrease the amount of an automatic grant
under Sections 6.2, 6.3 or 6.4 that may be made to any Optionee.
7. TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF OPTIONS. Subject to the following and to
Section 6 above:
7.1 Form of Option Grant. Each Option granted under this Plan shall
be evidenced by a written Stock Option Grant ("Grant") in such form (which need
not be the same for each Optionee) as the Committee shall from time to time
approve, which Grant shall comply with and be subject to the terms and
conditions of this Plan. Except as provided in Section 7.4, Options shall have a
term of ten (10) years.
7.2 Vesting. The date an Option is granted is referred to in this
Plan as the "Start Date" for such Option. Each Initial Grant shall vest as to
16.67% of the Shares subject to it on the date six months after the date of such
grant and shall vest as to an additional 2.7778% of the Shares each calendar
month thereafter, so long as the Optionee continuously remains a director of the
Company. Each Succeeding Grant shall vest as to 2.7778% of the Shares each
calendar month, so long as the Optionee continuously remains a director of the
Company. Each Audit Committee Grant and each Compensation Committee Grant will
vest as to 8.33% of the Shares each calendar month, so long as the Optionee
continuously remains a member of the respective Committee. Each Audit
Committee Chairman Grant and each Compensation Committee Chairman Grant will
vest as to 8.33% of the Shares each calendar month, so long as the Optionee
continuously remains chairman.
7.3 Exercise Price. The exercise price of an Option shall be the
Fair Market Value (as defined in Section 18.4) of the Shares, at the time that
the Option is granted.
7.4 Termination of Option. Except as provided below in this Section,
this Option shall terminate and may not be exercised if Optionee ceases to be a
member of the Board. The date on which Optionee ceases to be a member of the
Board shall be referred to as the "Termination Date."
(a) Termination Generally. If Optionee ceases to be a member of
the Board for any reason except death or disability, this Option, to the extent
(and only to the extent) that it would have been exercisable by a Holder on the
Termination Date, may be exercised by a Holder within six (6) months after the
Termination Date, but in no event later than the expiration date.
(b) Death or Disability. If Optionee ceases to be a member of the
Board because of the death of Optionee or the disability of Optionee within the
meaning of Section 22(e)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended,
this Option, to the extent (and only to the extent) that it would have been
exercisable by a Holder on the Termination Date, may be exercised by a Holder
within twelve (12) months after the Termination Date, but in no event later than
the expiration date.
8. EXERCISE OF OPTIONS.
8.1 Notice. Options may be exercised only by delivery to the Company
of an exercise agreement in a form approved by the Committee, stating the number
of Shares being purchased, the restrictions imposed on the Shares and such
representations and agreements regarding the Holder's investment intent and
access to information as may be required by the Company to comply with
applicable securities laws, together with payment in full of the exercise price
for the number of Shares being purchased.
8.2 Payment. Payment for the Shares may be made (a) in cash or by
check; (b) by surrender of shares of Common Stock of the Company that have been
owned by the Holder for more than six (6) months (and which have been paid for
within the meaning of Securities and Exchange Commission Rule 144 and, if such
shares were purchased from the Company by use of a promissory note, such note
has been fully paid with respect to such shares) or were obtained by the Holder
in the open public market, having a Fair Market Value equal to the exercise
price of the Option; (c), in the case of exercise by the Optionee, Optionee's
guardian or legal representative or the authorized legal representative of
Optionee's heirs or legatees after Optionee's death, by waiver of compensation
due or accrued to Optionee for services rendered; (d) provided that a public
market for the Company's stock exists, through a "same day sale" commitment from
the Holder and a broker-dealer that is a member of the National Association of
Securities Dealers (a "NASD Dealer") whereby the Holder irrevocably elects to
exercise the Option and to sell a portion of the Shares so purchased to pay for
the exercise price and whereby the NASD Dealer irrevocably commits upon receipt
of such Shares to forward the exercise price directly to the Company; (e)
provided that a public market for the Company's stock exists, through a "margin"
commitment from the Holder and a NASD Dealer whereby the Holder irrevocably
elects to exercise the Option and to pledge the Shares so purchased to the NASD
Dealer in a margin account as security for a loan from the NASD Dealer in the
amount of the exercise price, and whereby the NASD Dealer irrevocably commits
upon receipt of such Shares to forward the exercise price directly to the
Company; or (f) by any combination of the foregoing.
8.3 Withholding Taxes. Prior to issuance of the Shares upon exercise
of an Option, the Holder shall pay or make adequate provision for any federal or
state withholding obligations of the Company, if applicable.
8.4 Limitations on Exercise. Notwithstanding the exercise periods
set forth in the Grant, exercise of an Option shall always be subject to the
(a) An Option shall not be exercisable until such time as the
Plan or, in the case of Options granted pursuant to an amendment to the number
of shares that may be issued pursuant to the Plan, the amendment has been
approved by the stockholders of the Company in accordance with Section 16
(b) An Option shall not be exercisable unless such exercise is in
compliance with the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"),
and all applicable state securities laws, as they are in effect on the date of
(c) The Committee may specify a reasonable minimum number of
Shares that may be purchased on any exercise of an Option, provided that such
minimum number will not prevent a Holder from exercising the full number of
Shares as to which the Option is then exercisable.
9. RESTRICTIONS ON TRANSFERABILITY OF OPTIONS.
(a) Unless otherwise restricted by the Committee, an Option shall be
exercisable by: (i) the Optionee, (ii) the Optionee's guardian or legal
representative, (iii) a Family Member of the Optionee who has acquired the
Option by Permitted Transfer, or (iv) after Optionee's death, the legal
representative of the Optionee's heirs or legatees. Except as provided in this
Section 9(a), an Option may not be sold, pledged, assigned, hypothecated,
transferred or disposed of in any manner other than by will and by the laws of
descent and distribution and may not be made subject to execution, attachment or
(b) For the purposes of this Section 9, a "Family Member" includes
any of the following:
(i) child, stepchild, grandchild, parent, stepparent,
grandparent, spouse, former spouse, sibling, niece, nephew, mother-in-law,
father-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, or sister-in-law of
the Optionee, including any such person with such relationship to the Optionee
(ii) any person (other than a tenant or employee) sharing the
(iii)a trust in which the persons in Sections 9(a) and 9(b) have
more than fifty percent of the beneficial interest;
(iv) a foundation in which the persons in Sections 9(a) and 9(b)
or the Optionee control the management of assets; or
(v) any other entity in which the persons in Sections 9(a) and
9(b) or the Optionee own more than fifty percent of the voting interest.
(c) For the purposes of this Section 9, a "Permitted Transfer"
means, as permitted under the Plan and in the Option, any transfer by the
Optionee during the Optionee's lifetime of an interest in the Option but only by
gift or domestic relations order. A Permitted Transfer does not include any
transfer for value and none of the following are transfers for value: (i) a
transfer under a domestic relations order in settlement of marital property
rights or (ii) a transfer to an entity in which more than fifty percent of the
voting interests are owned by Family Members or the Optionee in exchange for an
interest in that entity.
10. PRIVILEGES OF STOCK OWNERSHIP. No Holder shall have any of the
rights of a stockholder with respect to any Shares subject to an Option until
the Option has been validly exercised. No adjustment shall be made for dividends
or distributions or other rights for which the record date is prior to the date
of exercise, except as provided in this Plan. The Company shall provide to each
Holder a copy of the annual financial statements of the Company, at such time
after the close of each fiscal year of the Company as they are released by the
Company to its stockholders.
11. ADJUSTMENT OF OPTION SHARES. In the event that the number of
outstanding shares of Common Stock of the Company is changed by a stock
dividend, stock split, reverse stock split, combination, reclassification or
similar change in the capital structure of the Company without consideration,
the number of Shares available under this Plan and the number of Shares subject
to outstanding Options and the exercise price per share of such Options shall be
proportionately adjusted, subject to any required action by the Board or
stockholders of the Company and compliance with applicable securities laws;
provided, however, that no certificate or scrip representing fractional shares
shall be issued upon exercise of any Option and any resulting fractions of a
Share shall be ignored.
12. NO OBLIGATION TO EMPLOY. Nothing in this Plan or any Option granted
under this Plan shall confer on any Optionee any right to continue as a director
of the Company.
13. COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS. The grant of Options and the issuance of
Shares upon exercise of any Options shall be subject to and conditioned upon
compliance with all applicable requirements of law, including without limitation
compliance with the 1933 Securities Act, any required approval by the
Commissioner of Corporations of the State of California, compliance with all
other applicable state securities laws and compliance with the requirements of
any stock exchange or national market system on which the Shares may be listed.
The Company shall be under no obligation to register the Shares with the
Securities and Exchange Commission or to effect compliance with the registration
or qualification requirement of any state securities laws, stock exchange or
national market system.
14. RESTRICTIONS ON SHARES. The Company may reserve to itself or its
assignee(s) in the Grant, a right to repurchase any or all unvested shares held
by a Holder upon the Optionee's termination of service with the Company for any
reason at the Optionee's original exercise price. Such repurchase rights shall
lapse in accordance with the vesting period set forth in Section 7.2 above.
15. ASSUMPTION OF OPTIONS BY SUCCESSORS. In the event of a dissolution
or liquidation of the Company, a merger in which the Company is not the
surviving corporation, the sale of substantially all of the assets of the
Company, or any other transaction which qualifies as a "corporate transaction"
under Section 424 of the Revenue Code wherein the stockholders of the Company
give up all of their equity interest in the Company (except for the acquisition
of all or substantially all of the outstanding shares of the Company the vesting
of all options granted pursuant to the Plan will accelerate and the options will
become exercisable in full prior to the consummation of such event at such times
and on such conditions as the Committee determines.
16. AMENDMENT OR TERMINATION OF PLAN. The Committee may at any time
terminate or amend this Plan but not the terms of any outstanding option;
provided, however, that the Committee shall not, without the approval of the
stockholders of the Company, increase the total number of Shares available under
this Plan (except by operation of the provisions of Sections 4 and 11 above). In
any case, no amendment of this Plan may adversely affect any then outstanding
Options or any unexercised portions thereof without the written consent of the
17. TERM OF PLAN. Options may be granted pursuant to this Plan from time
to time within a period of ten (10) years from the date this Plan is adopted by
the Board of Directors.
18. CERTAIN DEFINITIONS. As used in this Plan, the following terms shall
have the following meanings:
18.1 "Parent" means any corporation (other than the Company) in an
unbroken chain of corporations ending with the Company if, at the time of the
granting of the Option, each of such corporations other than the Company owns
stock possessing 50% or more of the total combined voting power of all classes
of stock in one of the other corporations in such chain.
18.2 "Subsidiary" means any corporation (other than the Company) in
an unbroken chain of corporations beginning with the Company if, at the time of
granting of the Option, each of the corporations other than the last corporation
in the unbroken chain owns stock possessing 50% or more of the total combined
voting power of all classes of stock in one of the other corporations in such
18.3 "Affiliate" means any corporation that directly, or indirectly
through one or more intermediaries, controls or is controlled by, or is under
common control with, another corporation, where "control" (including the terms
"controlled by" and "under common control with") means the possession, direct or
indirect, of the power to cause the direction of the management and policies of
the corporation, whether through the ownership of voting securities, by contract
18.4 "Fair Market Value" shall mean the fair market value of the
Shares as determined by the Committee from time to time in good faith. If a
public market exists for the Shares, the Fair Market Value shall be the average
of the last reported bid and asked prices for the common stock of the Company on
the last trading day prior to the date of determination, or, in the event the
common stock of the Company is listed on the NASDAQ National Market System, the
Fair Market Value shall be the average of the high and low prices of the common
stock on the option grant date as quoted on the NASDAQ National Market System
and reported in The Wall Street Journal.
18.5 "Holder" shall mean the following persons to the extent such
person has or controls an interest in the Option at the time in question: (a)
the Optionee; (b) the Optionee's guardian or legal representative; (c) a Family
Member who is a transferee of the Option in a Permitted Transfer, as provided in
Section 9; and (d) the authorized legal representative of such person's heirs or
legatees after such person's death.