Contract

by Adeza Biomedical
August 6th, 2004
EXHIBIT 10.1 ADEZA BIOMEDICAL CORPORATION 1995 STOCK OPTION AND RESTRICTED STOCK PLAN -------------------------------------------- (AS AMENDED THROUGH JULY __, 2004) ARTICLE ONE GENERAL PROVISIONS ------------------ I. PURPOSE OF THE PLAN This 1995 Stock Option and Restricted Stock Plan is adopted to serve as the successor to the 1992 Key Executive Stock Plan and 1988 Employee Stock Plan. The Plan is intended to promote the interests of Adeza Biomedical Corporation, a Delaware corporation, by providing eligible persons with the opportunity to acquire a proprietary interest, or otherwise increase their proprietary interest, in the Corporation as an incentive for them to remain in the service of the Corporation. Capitalized terms herein shall have the meanings assigned to such terms in the attached Appendix. II. STRUCTURE OF THE PLAN A. The Plan shall be divided into two (2) separate equity programs: (i) The Option Grant Program under which eligible persons may, at the discretion of the Plan Administrator, be granted options to purchase shares of Common Stock, and (ii) the Stock Issuance Program under which eligible persons may, at the discretion of the Plan Administrator, be issued shares of Common Stock directly, either through the immediate purchase of such shares or as a bonus for services rendered the Corporation (or any Parent or Subsidiary). B. The provisions of Articles One and Four shall apply to both the equity programs under the Plan and shall accordingly govern the interests of all persons under the Plan. III. ADMINISTRATION OF THE PLAN A. The Plan shall be administered by the Board. However, any or all administrative functions otherwise exercisable by the Board may be delegated to the Committee. Members of the Committee shall serve for such period of time as the Board may determine and shall be subject to removal by the Board at any time. The Board may also at any time terminate the functions of the Committee and reassume all powers and authority power delegated to the Committee. B. The Plan Administrator shall have full power and authority (subject to the provisions of the Plan) to establish such rules and regulations as it may deem appropriate for proper administration of the Plan and to make such determinations under, and issue such interpretations of, the Plan and any outstanding options or stock issuances thereunder as it may deem necessary or advisable. Decisions of the Plan Administrator shall be final and binding on all parties who have an interest in the Plan or any option or stock issuance thereunder. IV. ELIGIBILITY A. The persons eligible to participate in the Plan are as follows: (i) Employees, (ii) Non-employee members of the Board or the non-employee members of the board of directors of any Parent or Subsidiary, and (iii) Consultants who provide services to the Corporation (or any Parent or Subsidiary). B. The Plan Administrator shall have full authority to determine, (i) with respect to the option grants under the Option Grant Program, which eligible persons are to receive option grants, the time or times when such option grants are to be made, the number of shares to be covered by each such grant, the status of the granted option as either an Incentive Option or a Non-Statutory Option, the time or times at which each option is to become exercisable, the vesting schedule (if any) applicable to the option shares and the maximum term for which the option is to remain outstanding, and (ii) with respect to stock issuances under the Stock Issuance Program, which eligible persons are to receive stock issuances, the time or times when such issuances are to be made, the number of shares to be issued to each Participant, the vesting schedule (if any) applicable to the issued shares and the consideration to be paid by the Participant for such shares. C. The Plan Administrator shall have the absolute discretion either to grant options in accordance with the Option Grant Program or to effect stock issuances in accordance with the Stock Issuance Program. V. STOCK SUBJECT TO THE PLAN A. The stock issuable under the Plan shall be shares of authorized but unissued or reacquired Common Stock, including shares repurchased by the Corporation on the open market. The maximum number of shares of Common Stock which may be issued over the term of the Plan shall not exceed 3,043,484 shares. 2 B. Shares of Common Stock subject to outstanding options shall be available for subsequent issuance under the Plan to the extent (i) the options expire or terminate for any reason prior to exercise in full or (ii) the options are canceled in accordance with the cancellation-regrant provisions of Article Two. All shares issued under the Plan, whether or not those shares are subsequently repurchased by the Corporation pursuant to its repurchase rights under the Plan, shall reduce on a share-for-share basis the number of shares of Common Stock available for subsequent issuance under the Plan. In addition, should the exercise price of an option under the Plan be paid with shares of Common Stock, then the number of shares of Common Stock available for issuance under the Plan shall be reduced by the gross number of shares for which the option is exercised and not by the net number of shares of Common Stock issued to the holder of such option. C. Should any change be made to the Common Stock by reason of any stock split, stock dividend, recapitalization, combination of shares, exchange of shares or other change affecting the outstanding Common Stock as a class without the Corporation's receipt of consideration, appropriate adjustments shall be made to (i) the maximum number and/or class of securities issuable under the Plan, (ii) the maximum number and/or class of securities for which the share receive is to increase automatically each year, and (iii) the number and/or class of securities and the exercise price per share in effect under each outstanding option in order to prevent the dilution or enlargement of benefits thereunder and (iv) the number and/or class of securities for which any one person may be granted options and direct stock issuances per calendar year. The adjustments determined by the Plan Administrator shall be final, binding and conclusive. In no event shall any such adjustments be made in connection with the conversion of one or more outstanding shares of the Corporation's preferred stock into shares of Common Stock. 3 ARTICLE TWO OPTION GRANT PROGRAM I. OPTION TERMS Each option shall be evidenced by one or more documents in the form approved by the Plan Administrator; provided, however, that each such document shall comply with the terms specified below. Each document evidencing an Incentive Option shall, in addition, be subject to the provisions of the Plan applicable to such options. A. EXERCISE PRICE. 1. The exercise price per share shall be fixed by the Plan Administrator in accordance with the following provisions: (i) The exercise price per share shall not be less than eighty-five percent (85%) of the Fair Market Value per share of Common Stock on the option grant date, (ii) If the person to whom the option in granted is a 10% Shareholder, then the exercise price per share shall not be less than one hundred ten percent (110%) of the Fair Market Value per share of Common Stock on the option grant date, 2. The exercise price shall become immediately due upon exercise of the option and shall, subject to the provisions of Section I of Article Four and the documents evidencing the option, be payable in one or more of the forms specified below: (i) cash or check made payable to the Corporation, (ii) shares of Common Stock held for the requisite period necessary to avoid a charge to the Corporation's earnings for financial reporting purposes and valued at Fair Market Value on the Exercise Date, or (iii) to the extent the option is exercised for vested shares, through a special sale and remittance procedure pursuant to which the Optionee shall concurrently provide irrevocable written instructions (a) to a Corporation-designated brokerage firm to effect the immediate sale of the purchased shares and remit to the Corporation, out of the sale proceeds available on the settlement date, sufficient funds to cover the aggregate exercise price payable for the purchased shares plus all applicable Federal, state and local income and employment taxes required to be withheld by the Corporation by reason of such exercise and (b) to the Corporation to deliver the certificates for the purchased shares directly to such brokerage firm in order to complete the sale transaction. Except to the extent such sale and remittance procedure is utilized, payment of the exercise price for the purchased shares must be made on the Exercise Date. 4 B. EXERCISE AND TERM OF OPTIONS. Each option shall be exercisable at such time or times, during such period and for such number of shares as shall be determined by the Plan Administrator and set forth in the documents evidencing the option. However, no option shall have a term in excess of ten (10) years measured from the option grant date. C. EFFECT OF TERMINATION OF SERVICE. The following provisions shall govern the exercise of any options held by the Optionee at the time of cessation of Service or death (i) Should the Optionee who has rendered fewer than forty-eight continuous months of Service cease to remain in Service for any reason (other than death or Disability) while this option is outstanding, then such Optionee shall have a period of three (3) months (commencing with the date of such cessation of Service) during which to exercise each outstanding option held by such Optionee. (ii) Should the Optionee who has rendered forty-eight (48) or more continuous months of Service cease to remain in Service for any reason (other than death or Disability) while this option is outstanding, then such Optionee shall have a period of six (6) months (commencing with the date of such cessation of Service) during which to exercise each outstanding option held by such Optionee. (iii) Should such Service terminate by reason of Disability, then the Optionee shall have a period of six (6) months following the date of such cessation of Service during which to exercise each outstanding option held by such Optionee. However, should such Disability be deemed to constitute Permanent Disability, then the period during which each outstanding option held by the Optionee is to remain exercisable may be extended by an additional six (6) months so that the exercise period shall be the twelve (12)-month period following the date of the Optionee's cessation of Service by reason of such Permanent Disability. (iv) Should the Optionee die while holding one or more outstanding options, then the personal representative of the Optionee's estate or the person or persons to whom the option is transferred pursuant to the Optionee's will or in accordance with the laws of descent and distribution shall have a period of twelve (12) months following the date of the Optionee's death during which to exercise each such option. (v) Should the Optionee be terminated from Service for misconduct (including, but not limited to, any act of dishonesty, willful misconduct, fraud or embezzlement) or should the Optionee make or attempt to make any unauthorized use or disclosure of the confidential information or trade secrets of the Corporation or any parent or subsidiary corporations, then the Optionee shall have a thirty (30)-day period commencing with the date of cessation of Service or such unauthorized disclosure or use of confidential or secret information or attempt thereat during which to exercise each outstanding option. (vi) Under no circumstances, however, shall any such option be exercisable after the specified expiration of the option term. 5 (vii) During the applicable post-Service exercise period, the option may not be exercised in the aggregate for more than the number of vested shares for which the option is exercisable on the date of the Optionee's cessation of Service. Upon the expiration of the applicable exercise period or (if earlier) upon the expiration of the option term, the option shall terminate and cease to be outstanding for any vested shares for which the option has not been exercised. However, the option shall, immediately upon the Optionee's cessation of Service, terminate and cease to be outstanding to the extent it is not exercisable for vested shares on the date of such cessation of Service. D. SHAREHOLDER RIGHTS. The holder of an option shall have no shareholder rights with respect to the shares subject to the option until such person shall have exercised the option, paid the exercise price and become a holder of record of the purchased shares. E. UNVESTED SHARES. The Plan Administrator shall have the discretion to grant options which are exercisable for unvested shares of Common Stock. Should the Optionee cease Service while holding such unvested shares, the Corporation shall have the right to repurchase, at the exercise price paid per share, all or (at the discretion of the Corporation and with the consent of the Optionee) any of those unvested shares. The terms upon which such repurchase right shall be exercisable (including the period and procedure for exercise and the appropriate vesting schedule for the purchased shares) shall be established by the Plan Administrator and set forth in the document evidencing such repurchase right. The Plan Administrator may not impose a vesting schedule upon any option grant or any shares of Common Stock subject to the option which is more restrictive than twenty percent (20%) per year vesting, beginning one year after the option grant date. However, this minimum vesting requirement shall not be applicable with respect to any option granted to a Highly Compensated Employee. F. FIRST REFUSAL RIGHTS. Until such time as the Common Stock is first registered under Section 12(g) of the 1934 Act, the Corporation shall have the right of first refusal with respect to any proposed disposition by the Optionee (or any successor in interest) of any shares of Common Stock issued under the Option Grant Program. Such right of first refusal shall be exercisable in accordance with the terms established by the Plan Administrator and set forth in the document evidencing such right. G. LIMITED TRANSFERABILITY OF OPTIONS. During the lifetime of the Optionee, the option shall be exercisable only by the Optionee and shall not be assignable or transferable other than by will or by the laws of descent and distribution following the Optionee's death. However, a Non-Statutory Option may be assigned in accordance with the terms of a Qualified Domestic Relations Order. The assigned option may only be exercised by the person or persons who acquire a proprietary interest in the option pursuant to such Qualified Domestic Relations Order. The terms applicable to the assigned option (or portion thereof) shall be the same as those in effect for the option immediately prior to such assignment and shall be set forth in such documents issued to the assignee as the Plan Administrator may deem appropriate. 6 II. INCENTIVE OPTIONS The terms specified below shall be applicable to all Incentive Options. Except as modified by the provisions of this Section II, all the provisions of Articles One, Two and Four shall be applicable to Incentive Options. Options which are specifically designated as Non-Statutory Options shall not be subject to the terms of this Section II. A. ELIGIBILITY. Incentive Options may only be granted to Employees. B. EXERCISE PRICE. The exercise price per share shall not be less than one hundred percent (100%) of the Fair Market Value per share of Common Stock on the option grant date. C. DOLLAR LIMITATION. The aggregate Fair Market Value of the shares of Common Stock (determined as of the respective date or dates of grant) for which one or more options granted to any Employee under the Plan (or any other option plan of the Corporation or any Parent or Subsidiary) may for the first time become exercisable as Incentive Options during any one (1) calendar year shall not exceed the sum of One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000). To the extent the Employee holds two (2) or more such options which become exercisable for the first time in the same calendar year, the foregoing limitation on the exercisability of such options as Incentive Options shall be applied on the basis of the order in which such options are granted. D. 10% SHAREHOLDER. If any Employee to whom an Incentive Option is granted is a 10% Shareholder, then the option term shall not exceed five (5) years measured from the option grant date. III. CORPORATE TRANSACTION/CHANGE IN CONTROL A. In the event of any Corporate Transaction, each outstanding Option shall terminate and cease to be outstanding, except to the extent assumed or substituted by the successor corporation (or parent thereof) in connection with such Corporate Transaction. In addition, all outstanding repurchase rights shall terminate automatically in the event of any Corporate Transaction, except to the extent the repurchase rights are assigned to the successor corporation (or parent thereof) in connection with such Corporate Transaction. B. In the event that a successor corporation (or parent thereof) does not assume or substitute outstanding Options, then vesting with respect to such Options shall fully and immediately accelerate and all repurchase rights shall fully and immediately terminate, as the case may be, so that the Options may be exercised or the repurchase rights shall terminate before, or otherwise in connection with, the closing or completion of the Corporate Transaction. To the extent that an Option is not exercised prior to consummation of a Corporate Transaction in which the Option is not being assumed or substituted, such Option shall terminate upon such consummation and the Administrator shall notify the Optionee or holder of such fact at least five (5) days prior to the date on which the Option terminates. C. In the event (i) of a Corporate Transaction and (ii) a Participant holding an Option assumed or substituted by the successor corporation (or parent thereof) in the Corporate 7 Transaction, or holding restricted stock issued upon exercise of an Option with respect to which the successor corporation (or parent thereof) has succeeded to a repurchase right as a result of the Corporate Transaction, is Involuntarily Terminated by the successor corporation without Cause or voluntarily resigns following the relocation of the Optionee's work site which has the effect of increasing the Optionee's then current commute by more than 50 miles, at the time of, or within twelve (12) months following consummation of, the transaction, then the vesting of any Options, assumed or substituted in a Corporate Transaction, shall fully and immediately accelerate and all repurchase rights shall fully and immediately terminate, as the case may be, so that the Options may be exercised and the repurchase rights shall terminate immediately prior to the effective date of the termination or resignation of the Optionee's Service. D. Each option which is assumed or substituted in connection with a Corporate Transaction shall be appropriately adjusted, immediately after such Corporate Transaction, to apply to the number and class of securities which would have been issuable to the Optionee in the consummation of such Corporate Transaction, had the option been exercised immediately prior to such Corporate Transaction. Appropriate adjustments shall also be made to (i) the number and class of securities available for issuance under the Plan following the consummation of such Corporate Transaction and (ii) the exercise price payable per share under each outstanding option, provided the aggregate exercise price payable for such securities shall remain the same. E. The grant of options under the Option Grant Program shall in no way affect the right of the Corporation to adjust, reclassify, reorganize or otherwise change its capital or business structure or to merge, consolidate, dissolve, liquidate or sell or transfer all or any part of its business or assets. IV. CANCELLATION AND REGRANT OF OPTIONS The Plan Administrator shall have the authority to effect, at any time and from time to time, with the consent of the affected option holders, the cancellation, of any or all outstanding options under the Option Grant Program and to grant in substitution therefor new options covering the same or different number of shares of Common Stock but with an exercise price per share based on the Fair Market Value per share of Common Stock on the new option grant date. V. ADDITIONAL AUTHORITY The Plan Administrator shall have the discretion, exercisable either at the time an option is granted or at any time while the option remains outstanding, to: 8 (i) extend the period of time for which the option is to remain exercisable following the Optionee's cessation of Service or death from the limited period otherwise in effect for that option to such greater period of time as the Plan Administrator shall deem appropriate, but in no event beyond the expiration of the option term, and/or (ii) permit the option to be exercised, during the applicable post-Service exercise period, not only with respect to the number of vested shares of Common Stock for which such option is exercisable at the time of the Optionee's cessation of Service or death but also with respect to one or more additional installments in which the Optionee would have vested under the option had the Optionee continued in Service. 9 ARTICLE THREE STOCK ISSUANCE PROGRAM I. STOCK ISSUANCE TERMS Shares of Common Stock may be issued under the Stock Issuance Program through direct and immediate issuances without any intervening option grants. Each such stock issuance shall be evidenced by a Stock Issuance Agreement which complies with the terms specified below. A. PURCHASE PRICE. 1. The purchase price per share shall be fixed by the Plan administrator in accordance with the following provisions: (i) The purchase price per share shall not be less than eighty-five percent (85%) of the Fair Market Value per share of Common Stock on the stock issuance date, (ii) If the person to whom the stock issuance is made is a 10% Shareholder, then the purchase price per share shall not be less than one hundred ten percent (110%) of the Fair Market Value per share of Common Stock on the stock issuance date. 2. Subject to the provisions of Section I of Article Four, shares of Common Stock may be issued under the Stock Issuance Program for one or both of the following items of consideration which the Plan Administrator may deem appropriate in each individual instance: (i) cash or check made payable to the Corporation, or (ii) past services rendered to the Corporation (or any Parent or Subsidiary). B. VESTING PROVISIONS. 1. Shares of Common Stock issued under the Stock Issuance Program may, in the discretion of the Plan Administrator, be fully and immediately vested upon issuance or may vest in one or more installments over the Participant's period of Service or upon attainment of specified performance objectives. The elements of the vesting schedule applicable to any unvested shares of Common Stock issued under the Stock Issuance Program, namely: (i) the Service period to be completed by the Participant or the performance objectives to be attained, (ii) the number of installments in which the shares are to vest, (iii) the interval or intervals (if any) which are to lapse between installments, and 10 (iv) the effect which death, Disability or other event designated by the Plan Administrator is to have upon the vesting schedule, shall be determined by the Plan Administrator and incorporated into the Stock Issuance Agreement. The Plan Administrator may not impose a vesting schedule upon any stock issuance effected under the Stock Issuance Program which is more restrictive than twenty percent (20%) per year vesting, beginning one (1) year after the stock issuance date. However, this minimum vesting requirement shall not be applicable to any stock issued to a Highly Compensated Employee. 2. Any new, substituted or additional securities or other property (including money paid other than as a regular cash dividend) which the Participant may have the right to receive with respect to the Participant's unvested shares of Common Stock by reason of any stock dividend, stock split, recapitalization, combination of shares, exchange of shares or other change affecting the outstanding Common Stock as a class without the Corporation's receipt of consideration shall be issued subject to (i) the same vesting requirements applicable to the Participant's unvested shares of Common Stock and (ii) such escrow arrangements as the Plan Administrator shall deem appropriate. 3. The Participant shall have full shareholder rights with respect to any shares of Common Stock issued to the Participant under the Stock Issuance Program, whether or not the Participant's interest in those shares is vested. Accordingly, the Participant shall have the right to vote such shares and to receive any regular cash dividends paid on such shares. 4. Should the Participant cease to remain in Service while holding one or more unvested shares of Common Stock issued under the Stock Issuance Program or should the performance objectives not be attained with respect to one or more such unvested shares of Common Stock, then those shares shall be immediately surrendered to the Corporation for cancellation, and the Participant shall have no further shareholder rights with respect to those shares. To the extent the surrendered shares were previously issued to the Participant for consideration paid in cash or cash equivalent (including the Participant's purchase-money indebtedness), the Corporation shall repay to the Participant the cash consideration paid for the surrendered shares and shall cancel the unpaid principal balance of any outstanding purchase-money note of the Participant attributable to such surrendered shares. 5. The Plan Administrator may in its discretion waive the surrender and cancellation of one or more unvested shares of Common Stock (or other assets attributable thereto) which would otherwise occur upon the non-completion of the vesting schedule applicable to such shares. Such waiver shall result in the immediate vesting of the Participant's interest in the shares of Common Stock as to which the waiver applies. Such waiver may be effected at any time, whether before or after the Participant's cessation of Service or the attainment or non-attainment of the applicable performance objectives. C. FIRST REFUSAL RIGHTS. Until such time as the Common Stock is first registered under Section 12(g) of the 1934 Act, the Corporation shall have the right of first refusal with respect to any proposed disposition by the Participant (or any successor in interest) of any shares 11 of Common Stock issued under the Stock Issuance Program. Such right of first refusal shall be exercisable in accordance with the terms established by the Plan Administrator and set forth in the document evidencing such right. II. CORPORATE TRANSACTION All of the outstanding repurchase rights under the Stock Issuance Program shall terminate automatically, except to the extent the repurchase rights are assigned to the successor corporation (or parent thereof) in connection with such Corporate Transaction. In the event (i) of a Corporate Transaction and (ii) a Participant holding one or more unvested shares of Common Stock issued under the Stock Issuance Program with respect to which the successor corporation (or parent thereof) has succeeded to a repurchase right as a result of the Corporate Transaction, is Involuntarily Terminated by the successor corporation without Cause at the time of, or voluntarily resigns following the relocation of the Participant's work site which has the effect of increasing the Participant's then current commute by more than 50 miles, at the time of, or within twelve (12) months following consummation of, the transaction, then all of the outstanding repurchase rights shall terminate automatically. The termination of repurchase rights provided for in the previous sentence shall occur immediately prior to the effective date of termination of the Participant's Service. III. SHARE ESCROW/LEGENDS Unvested shares may, in the Plan Administrator's discretion, be held in escrow by the Corporation until the Participant's interest in such shares vests or may be issued directly to the Participant with restrictive legends on the certificates evidencing those unvested shares. 12 ARTICLE FOUR MISCELLANEOUS I. FINANCING The Plan Administrator may permit any Optionee or Participant to pay the option exercise price or the purchase price for shares issued to such person under the Plan by delivering a promissory note payable in one or more installments. The terms of any such promissory note (including the interest rate and the terms of repayment) shall be established by the Plan Administrator in its sole discretion. Promissory notes may be authorized with or without security or collateral. However, any promissory notes delivered by a consultant must be secured by property other than the purchased shares of Common Stock. In all events, the maximum credit available to the Optionee or Participant may not exceed the sum of (i) the aggregate option exercise price or purchase price payable for the purchased shares plus (ii) any Federal, state and local income and employment tax liability incurred by the Optionee or the Participant in connection with the option exercise or share purchase. II. EFFECTIVE DATE AND TERM OF THE PLAN A. The Plan shall become effective when adopted by the Board, but no option granted under the Plan may be exercised, and no shares shall be issued under the Plan, until the Plan is approved by the Corporation's shareholders. If such shareholder approval is not obtained within twelve (12) months after the date of the Board's adoption of the Plan, then all options previously granted under the Plan shall terminate and cease to be outstanding, and no further options shall be granted and no shares shall be issued under the Plan. Subject to such limitation, the Plan Administrator may grant options and issue shares under the Plan at any time after the effective date of the Plan and before the date fixed herein for termination of the Plan. B. The Plan shall serve as the successor to the Predecessor Plans, and no further option grants shall be made under the Predecessor Plans after the Plan Effective Date. C. The Plan shall terminate upon the earliest of (i) the expiration of the ten (1 0)-year period measured from the date the Plan is adopted by the Board, (ii) the date on which all shares available for issuance under the Plan shall have been issued pursuant to the exercise of options or the issuance of shares (whether vested or unvested) under the Plan or (iii) the termination of all outstanding options in connection with a Corporate Transaction. Upon such Plan termination, all options and unvested stock issuances outstanding under the Plan shall continue to have full force and effect in accordance with the provisions of the documents evidencing such options or issuances. 13 III. AMENDMENT OF THE PLAN A. The Board shall have complete and exclusive power and authority to amend or modify the Plan in any or all respects. However, no such amendment or modification shall adversely affect the rights and obligations with respect to options or unvested stock issuances at the time outstanding under the Plan, unless the Optionee or the Participant consents to such amendment or modification. In addition, the Board shall not, without the approval of the Corporation's shareholders, (i) increase the maximum number of shares issuable under the Plan, except for permissible adjustments in the event of certain changes in the Corporation's capitalization, (ii) materially modify the eligibility requirements for Plan participation or (iii) materially increase the benefits accruing to Plan participants. B. Options to purchase shares of Common Stock may be granted under the Plan and shares of Common Stock may be issued under the Plan that are in each instance in excess of the number of shares then available for issuance under the Plan, provided any excess shares actually issued under the Plan are held in escrow until there is obtained shareholder approval of an amendment sufficiently increasing the number of shares of Common Stock available for issuance under the Plan. If such shareholder approval is not obtained within twelve (12) months after the date the first such excess issuances are made, then (i) any unexercised options granted on the basis of such excess shares shall terminate and cease to be outstanding and (ii) the Corporation shall promptly refund to the Optionees and the Participants the exercise or purchase price paid for any excess shares issued under the Plan and held in escrow, together with interest (at the applicable Short-Term Federal Rate) for the period the shares were held in escrow, and such shares shall thereupon be automatically canceled and cease to be outstanding. IV. USE OF PROCEEDS Any cash proceeds received by the Corporation from the sale of shares of Common Stock under the Plan shall be used for general corporate purposes. V. WITHHOLDING The Corporation's obligation to deliver shares of Common Stock upon the exercise of any options or upon the issuance or vesting of any shares issued under the Plan shall be subject to the satisfaction of all applicable Federal, state and local income and employment tax withholding requirements. VI. REGULATORY APPROVALS The implementation of the Plan, the granting of any options under the Plan and the issuance of any shares of Common Stock (i) upon the exercise of any option or (ii) under the Stock Issuance Program shall be subject to the Corporation's procurement of all approvals and permits required by regulatory authorities having jurisdiction over the Plan, the options granted under it and the shares of Common Stock issued pursuant to it. 14 VII. NO EMPLOYMENT OR SERVICE RIGHTS Nothing in the Plan shall confer upon the Optionee or the Participant any right to continue in Service for any period of specific duration or interfere with or otherwise restrict in any way the rights of the Corporation (or any Parent or Subsidiary employing or retaining such person) or of the Optionee or the Participant, which rights are hereby expressly reserved by each, to terminate such person's Service at any time for any reason, with or without cause. VIII. FINANCIAL REPORTS The Corporation shall deliver a balance sheet and an income statement at least annually to each individual holding an outstanding option under and each Participant in the Plan, unless such individual is a key Employee whose duties in connection with the Corporation (or any Parent or Subsidiary) assure such individual access to equivalent information. 15 APPENDIX The following definitions shall be in effect under the Plan: A. BOARD shall mean the Corporation's Board of Directors. B. CAUSE shall mean: (i) an Optionee or Participant's gross negligence or willful failure substantially to perform his or her duties and responsibilities to the Company or deliberate violation of a Company policy; (ii) an Optionee or Participant's commission of any act of fraud, embezzlement, dishonesty or any other willful misconduct that has caused or is reasonably expected to result in material injury to the Company; (iii) unauthorized use or disclosure by an Optionee or Participant of any proprietary information or trade secrets of the Company or any other party to whom an Optionee or Participant owes an obligation of nondisclosure as a result of his or her relationship with the Company; or (iv) an Optionee or Participant's willful breach of any of his or her obligations under any written agreement or covenant with the Company. The determination as to whether an Optionee or Participant is being terminated for Cause shall be made in good faith by the Company and shall be final and binding on the Optionee or Participant. C. CODE shall mean the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. D. COMMITTEE shall mean a committee of two (2) or more Board members appointed by the Board to exercise one or more administrative functions under the Plan. E. COMMON STOCK shall mean the Corporation's common stock. F. CORPORATE TRANSACTION shall mean either of the following shareholder-approved transactions to which the Corporation is a party: (i) a merger or consolidation in which securities possessing more than fifty percent (50%) of the total combined voting power of the Corporation's outstanding securities are transferred to a person or persons different from the persons holding those securities immediately prior to such transaction, or (ii) the sale, transfer or other disposition of all or substantially all of the Corporation's assets in complete liquidation or dissolution of the Corporation. G. CORPORATION shall mean Adeza Biomedical Corporation, a Delaware corporation. H. DISABILITY shall mean the inability of the Optionee or the Participant to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment and shall be determined by the Plan Administrator on the basis of such medical evidence as the Plan Administrator deems warranted under the circumstances. Disability shall be deemed to constitute Permanent Disability in the event that such Disability is expected to result in death or has lasted or can be expected to last for a continuous period of twelve (12) months or more. 16 I. DOMESTIC RELATIONS ORDER shall mean any judgment, decree or order (including approval of a property settlement agreement) which provides or otherwise conveys, pursuant to applicable State domestic relations laws (including community property laws), marital property rights to any spouse or former spouse of the Optionee. J. EMPLOYEE shall mean an individual who is in the employ of the Corporation (or any Parent or Subsidiary), subject to the control and direction of the employer entity as to both the work to be performed and the manner and method of performance. K. EXERCISE DATE shall mean the date on which the Corporation shall have received written notice of the option exercise. L. FAIR MARKET VALUE per share of Common Stock on any relevant date shall be determined in accordance with the following provisions: (i) If the Common Stock is at the time traded on the Nasdaq National Market, then the Fair Market Value shall be the closing selling price per share of Common Stock on the date in question, as such price is reported by the National Association of Securities Dealers on the Nasdaq National Market or any successor system. If there is no closing selling price for the Common Stock on the date in question, then the Fair Market Value shall be the closing selling price on the last preceding date for which such quotation exists. (ii) If the Common Stock is at the time listed on any Stock Exchange, then the Fair Market Value shall be the closing selling price per share of Common Stock on the date in question on the Stock Exchange determined by the Plan Administrator to be the primary market for the Common Stock, as such price is officially quoted in the composite tape of transactions on such exchange. If there is no closing selling price for the Common Stock on the date in question, then the Fair Market Value shall be the closing selling price on the last preceding date for which such quotation exists. (iii) If the Common Stock is at the time neither listed on any Stock Exchange nor traded on the Nasdaq National Market, then the Fair Market Value shall be determined by the Plan Administrator after taking into account such factors as the Plan Administrator shall deem appropriate. M. HIGHLY COMPENSATED EMPLOYEE shall mean an Employee or Consultant whose earnings per calendar year from the Corporation (or any Parent or Subsidiary) exceed Sixty Thousand Dollars ($60,000) in the aggregate or an Employee or Consultant who already holds an option granted by the Corporation. N. INCENTIVE OPTION shall mean an option which satisfies the requirements of Code Section 422. O. 1934 ACT shall mean the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. P. NON-STATUTORY OPTION shall mean an option not intended to satisfy the requirements of Code Section 422. 17 Q. OPTION GRANT PROGRAM shall mean the option grant program in effect under the Plan. R. OPTIONEE shall mean any person to whom an option is granted under the Option Grant Program. S. PARENT shall mean any corporation (other than the Corporation) in an unbroken chain of corporations ending with the Corporation, provided each corporation in the unbroken chain (other than the Corporation) owns, at the time of the determination, stock possessing fifty percent (50%) or more of the total combined voting power of all classes of stock in one of the other corporations in such chain. T. PARTICIPANT shall mean any person who is issued shares of Common Stock under the Stock Issuance Program. U. PLAN shall mean the Corporation's 1995 Stock Option/Stock Issuance Plan, as set forth in this document. V. PLAN ADMINISTRATOR shall mean either the Board or the Committee, to the extent the Committee is at the time responsible for the administration of the Plan. W. PREDECESSOR PLANS shall mean the Corporation's 1992 Key Executive Stock Plan and 1988 Employee Stock Plan. X. QUALIFIED DOMESTIC RELATIONS ORDER shall mean a Domestic Relations Order which substantially complies with the requirements of Code Section 414(p). The Plan Administrator shall have the sole discretion to determine whether a Domestic Relations Order is a Qualified Domestic Relations Order. Y. SERVICE shall mean the provision of services to the Corporation (or any Parent or Subsidiary) by a person in the capacity of an Employee or a Consultant. Z. STOCK EXCHANGE shall mean either the American Stock Exchange or the New York Stock Exchange. AA. STOCK ISSUANCE AGREEMENT shall mean the agreement entered into by the Corporation and the Participant at the time of issuance of shares of Common Stock under the Stock Issuance Program. BB. STOCK ISSUANCE PROGRAM shall mean the stock issuance program in effect under the Plan. CC. SUBSIDIARY shall mean any corporation (other than the Corporation) in an unbroken chain of corporations beginning with the Corporation, provided each corporation (other than the last corporation) in the unbroken chain owns, at the time of the determination, stock possessing fifty percent (50%) or more of the total combined voting power of all classes of stock in one of the other corporations in such chain. 18 DD. 10% SHAREHOLDER shall mean the owner of stock (as determined under Code Section 424(d)) possessing ten percent (10%) or more of the total combined voting power of all classes of stock of the Corporation (or any Parent or Subsidiary). 19