Stock Option Plan

Borland Software Corporation 2003 Supplemental Stock Option Plan Article One General Provisions

by Borland
November 23rd, 2005

Exhibit 10.80

 

Approved by the Compensation Committee on November 7, 2005

 

BORLAND SOFTWARE CORPORATION

 

2003 SUPPLEMENTAL STOCK OPTION PLAN

 

ARTICLE ONE

 

GENERAL PROVISIONS

 

I. PURPOSE OF THE PLAN

 

This 2003 Supplemental Stock Option Plan is intended to promote the interests of Borland Software Corporation, a Delaware corporation, by providing eligible persons in the Corporation’s service 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 such service. The Plan is intended to be exempt from stockholder approval requirements of Rule 4350 of the Quantitative Listing Requirements of the Nasdaq National Market as provided under the “inducement grant exception” of Rule 4350(i)(1)(A)(iv).

 

Capitalized terms shall have the meanings assigned to such terms in the attached Appendix. Should any relevant date under the Plan fall on a date on which there is no trading on the securities exchange or Nasdaq National Market (as applicable) on which the Common Stock is at that time traded, then the relevant date for purposes of the Plan shall be the immediately preceding trading date.

 

II. STRUCTURE OF THE PLAN

 

The Plan shall be divided into two separate equity incentives programs:

 

A. the Discretionary 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

 

B. 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 payment for services rendered to the Corporation (or any Parent or Subsidiary).

 

III. ADMINISTRATION OF THE PLAN

 

A. The Board shall appoint the Plan Administrator. The Plan Administrator shall serve for such period of time as the Board may determine and may be removed by the Board at any time. Notwithstanding the foregoing, awards (stock options, share right awards and stock issuances) may be granted under the Plan only by the compensation committee of the Board or a majority of the Corporation’s Independent Directors.

 

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B. The Plan Administrator shall, within the scope of its administrative functions under the Plan, 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 provisions of the Plan and any outstanding stock options or stock issuances thereunder as it may deem necessary or advisable. Decisions of the Plan Administrator within the scope of its administrative functions under the Plan shall be final and binding on all parties who have an interest in any stock option or stock issuance granted under the Plan.

 

C. Service as the Plan Administrator shall constitute service as a Board member, and members of the Plan Administrator shall accordingly be entitled to full indemnification and reimbursement as Directors for their service on the Plan Administrator. No member of the Plan Administrator shall be liable for any act or omission made in good faith with respect to the Plan or any option grants or stock issuances under the Plan.

 

IV. ELIGIBILITY

 

A. The persons eligible to receive stock option grants and stock issuances under this Plan are Employees (i) who were not previously an Employee or Director of the Corporation or who have had a bona fide period of non-employment since last being employed by the Corporation and (ii) where the stock option grant or stock issuance is an inducement material to that person entering into employment with the Corporation. Persons who become Employees as a result of a merger or acquisition shall be eligible to receive a stock option grant or stock issuance under this Plan.

 

B. The Plan Administrator shall, within the scope of its administrative jurisdiction under the Plan, have full authority to determine, (i) with respect to the stock option grants under the Plan, which eligible persons are to receive such grants, the time or times when those grants are to be made, the number of shares to be covered by each such grant, the time or times when 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 Plan, which eligible persons are to receive such issuances, the time or times when the 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 for such shares.

 

C. The Plan Administrator shall have the absolute discretion to grant stock options, share right awards and issue stock in accordance with the Plan.

 

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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 number of shares of Common Stock reserved for issuance over the term of the Plan shall not exceed three million two hundred fifty thousand (3,250,000) shares.

 

B. Shares of Common Stock subject to outstanding options shall be available for subsequent issuance under the Plan to the extent (i) those options expire or terminate for any reason prior to exercise in full or (ii) the options are cancelled in accordance with the cancellation-regrant provisions of Article Two. Shares of Common Stock subject to outstanding share right awards shall be available for subsequent issuance under the Plan to the extent those share right awards expire, terminate or are cancelled for any reason prior to issuance of all shares of Common Stock subject to such share right awards. Unvested shares issued under the Plan and subsequently cancelled, forfeited or repurchased by the Corporation, at a price per share not greater than the original issue price paid per share, pursuant to the Corporation’s repurchase or forfeiture rights under the Plan shall be added back to the number of shares of Common Stock reserved for issuance under the Plan and shall accordingly be available for reissuance through one or more subsequent option grants or stock issuances under the Plan. However, should the exercise price of an option under the Plan be paid with shares of Common Stock or should shares of Common Stock otherwise issuable under the Plan be withheld by the Corporation in satisfaction of the withholding taxes incurred in connection with the exercise of an option or the vesting of stock issued upon the exercise of an option or in connection with a stock issuance under the Plan, 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 or which vest under the stock issuance, and not by the net number of shares of Common Stock issued to the holder of such option or stock issuance.

 

C. If any change is 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 by the Plan Administrator 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 any one person may be granted stock options and stock issuances (including share right awards) under the Plan per calendar year (iii) the number and/or class of securities and the exercise price per share in effect under each outstanding option under the Plan and (iv) the number kind and/or class of securities under each share right award. Such adjustments to the outstanding options and stock issuances (including share right awards) are to be effected in a manner which shall

 

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preclude the enlargement or dilution of rights and benefits under such awards. The adjustments determined by the Plan Administrator shall be final, binding and conclusive.

 

ARTICLE TWO

 

DISCRETIONARY OPTION GRANTS

 

I. OPTION TERMS

 

Options granted under the Plan are not intended to qualify as “incentive stock options” within the meaning of Section 422 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. 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.

 

A. Exercise Price.

 

1. The exercise price per share shall be fixed by the Plan Administrator but shall not be less than one hundred percent (100%) 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 instructions to (a) 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 income and employment taxes required to be withheld by the Corporation by reason of such exercise and (b) the Corporation to deliver the certificates for the purchased shares directly to such brokerage firm in order to complete the sale.

 

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.

 

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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.

 

1. The following provisions shall govern the exercise of any options held by the Optionee at the time of cessation of Service or death:

 

(i) Any option outstanding at the time of the Optionee’s cessation of Service for any reason shall remain exercisable for such period of time thereafter as shall be determined by the Plan Administrator and set forth in the documents evidencing the option, but no such option shall be exercisable after the expiration of the option term.

 

(ii) Any option held by the Optionee at the time of death and exercisable in whole or in part at that time may be subsequently exercised by the personal representative of the Optionee’s estate or by the person or persons to whom the option is transferred pursuant to the Optionee’s will or the laws of inheritance or by the Optionee’s designated beneficiary or beneficiaries of that option.

 

(iii) Should the Optionee’s Service be terminated for Misconduct or should the Optionee otherwise engage in Misconduct while holding one or more outstanding options under this Article Two, then all those options shall terminate immediately and cease to be outstanding.

 

(iv) 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 the option is not otherwise at that time exercisable for vested shares.

 

2. The Plan Administrator shall have complete discretion, exercisable either at the time an option is granted or at any time while the option remains outstanding, to:

 

(i) extend the period of time for which the option is to remain exercisable following the Optionee’s cessation of Service from the limited exercise 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

 

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(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 but also with respect to one or more additional installments in which the Optionee would have vested had the Optionee continued in Service.

 

D. Stockholder Rights. The holder of an option shall have no stockholder 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. Repurchase Rights. 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, but not the obligation, to repurchase any or all of those unvested shares at a price per share equal to the lower of (i) the exercise price paid per share or (ii) the Fair Market Value per share of Common Stock at the time of the Optionee’s cessation of Service. 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.

 

F. Limited Transferability of Options. Except as otherwise provided in this section, during the lifetime of the Optionee, options shall be exercisable only by the Optionee and shall not be assignable or transferable other than by will or the laws of inheritance following the Optionee’s death. The Plan Administrator may structure one or more options under the Plan so that each such option may be assigned in whole or in part during the Optionee’s lifetime to one or more members of the Optionee’s family or to a trust established exclusively for one or more such family members or to Optionee’s former spouse, to the extent such assignment is in connection with the Optionee’s estate plan or pursuant to a domestic relations order. The assigned portion may only be exercised by the person or persons who acquire a proprietary interest in the option pursuant to the assignment. The terms applicable to the assigned portion 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. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Optionee may also designate one or more persons as the beneficiary or beneficiaries of his or her outstanding options under this Article Two, and those options shall, in accordance with such designation, automatically be transferred to such beneficiary or beneficiaries upon the Optionee’s death while holding those options. Such beneficiary or beneficiaries shall take the transferred options subject to all the terms and conditions of the applicable agreement

 

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evidencing each such transferred option, including (without limitation) the limited time period during which the option may be exercised following the Optionee’s death.

 

II. CHANGE IN CONTROL/HOSTILE TAKE-OVER

 

A. Except as otherwise provided in this Section II, none of the outstanding options under the Discretionary Option Grant Program shall vest in whole or in part on an accelerated basis upon the occurrence of a Change in Control, and those options may be assumed, continued or substituted for by any successor corporation in the Change in Control.

 

B. Except as otherwise provided in this Section II, none of the outstanding repurchase rights under the Discretionary Option Grant Program shall terminate on an accelerated basis upon the occurrence of a Change in Control, and those rights shall be assignable to any successor corporation in the Change in Control.

 

C. Immediately following the consummation of the Change in Control, all outstanding options under the Discretionary Option Grant Program shall terminate and cease to be outstanding, except to the extent assumed, continued or substituted for by the successor corporation (or parent thereof) or otherwise continued in full force and effect pursuant to the terms of the Change in Control transaction.

 

D. Each option which is assumed or substituted for in connection with a Change in Control or otherwise continued in effect shall be appropriately adjusted, immediately after such Change in Control, to convert the number and class of securities which would have been issuable to the Optionee in consummation of such Change in Control had the option been exercised immediately prior to such Change in Control to the type and amount of consideration received by the holders of Common Stock in the Change in Control. Appropriate adjustments to reflect such Change in Control shall also be made to the exercise price payable per share under each outstanding option, provided the aggregate exercise price payable for such securities shall remain the same. To the extent the actual holders of the Corporation’s outstanding Common Stock receive cash consideration for their Common Stock in consummation of the Change in Control, the successor corporation may, in connection with the assumption or substitution of the outstanding options under the Discretionary Option Grant Program, substitute one or more shares of its own common stock or that of any parent or publicly-traded Subsidiary, with a fair market value equivalent to the cash consideration paid per share of Common Stock in such Change in Control transaction.

 

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E. The Plan Administrator shall have the discretionary authority to structure one or more option grants under the Discretionary Option Grant Program so that the vesting and exercisability of each option shall automatically accelerate in whole or in part, either (i) immediately prior to the effective date of that Change in Control or Hostile Takeover, and become exercisable for all the shares of Common Stock at the time or (ii) upon an event occurring in connection with the Change in Control or Hostile Takeover (including a termination of employment). In addition, the Plan Administrator may structure one or more of the Corporation’s repurchase rights so that those rights shall immediately terminate, in whole or in part, with respect to any shares held by the Participant (and the shares subject to those terminated repurchase rights shall accordingly vest in full) either (i) immediately prior to the effective date of that Change in Control or Hostile Takeover, or (ii) upon an event occurring in connection with the Change in Control or Hostile Takeover (including a termination of employment).

 

F. The outstanding options 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.

 

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. Shares of Common Stock may also be issued under the Stock Issuance Program pursuant to share right awards that entitle the recipients to receive those shares upon the attainment of designated performance goals or the satisfaction of specified Service requirements. Each stock issuance or share right award under the program shall be evidenced by a Stock Issuance Agreement that complies with the terms specified below.

 

A. Purchase Price.

 

1. The purchase price per share shall be fixed by the Plan Administrator, but shall not be less than any legal limit required under state law.

 

2. Shares of Common Stock may be issued under the Stock Issuance Program for any 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 for one hundred percent of the Fair Market Value of the shares of Common Stock to be purchased,

 

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(ii) past services rendered to the Corporation (or any Parent or Subsidiary),

 

(iii) services to be rendered to the Corporation (or any Parent or Subsidiary) during the vesting period, or

 

(iv) any other form of legal consideration that may be acceptable to the Plan Administrator.

 

B. Vesting Provisions.

 

1. Shares of Common Stock issued under the Stock Issuance Program and shares of Common Stock issued under the Stock Issuance Program pursuant to share right awards 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 or issuable under the Stock Issuance Program shall be determined by the Plan Administrator and incorporated into the Stock Issuance Agreement.

 

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 stockholder 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.

 

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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 stockholder 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 lower of (i) the cash consideration paid for the surrendered shares or (ii) the Fair Market Value of those shares at the time of cancellation.

 

5. The Plan Administrator may in its discretion waive the surrender and cancellation of one or more unvested shares of Common Stock which would otherwise occur upon the cessation of the Participant’s Service or the non-attainment of the performance objectives applicable to those 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.

 

6. Outstanding share right awards under the Stock Issuance Program shall automatically terminate, and no shares of Common Stock shall actually be issued in satisfaction of those awards, if the performance goals or Service requirements established for such awards are not attained or satisfied. The Plan Administrator, however, shall have the discretionary authority to issue shares of Common Stock under one or more outstanding share right awards as to which the designated performance goals or Service requirements have not been attained or satisfied.

 

II. CHANGE IN CONTROL/HOSTILE TAKE-OVER

 

A. Except as otherwise provided in this Section II, none of the outstanding repurchase rights under the Stock Issuance Program shall terminate on an accelerated basis upon the occurrence of a Change in Control, and those rights shall be assignable to any successor corporation in the Change in Control. Except as otherwise provided in this Section II, none of the outstanding share right awards under the Stock Issuance Program shall vest in whole or in part on an accelerated basis upon the occurrence of a Change in Control, and those share right awards may be assumed, continued or substituted for by any successor corporation in the Change in Control.

 

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B. The Plan Administrator may, in its discretion, structure one or more of the Corporation’s repurchase rights so that those rights shall immediately terminate, in whole or in part, with respect to any shares held by the Participant (and the shares subject to those terminated repurchase rights shall accordingly vest in full) either (i) immediately prior to the effective date of that Change in Control or Hostile Takeover, or (ii) upon an event occurring after the Change in Control or Hostile Takeover (including a termination of a Participant’s Service). In addition, the Plan Administrator shall have the discretionary authority to structure one or more share right awards grants under the Stock Issuance Program so that the vesting of each share right shall automatically accelerate in whole or in part, either (i) immediately prior to the effective date of that Change in Control or Hostile Takeover, or (ii) upon an event occurring after the Change in Control or Hostile Takeover (including a termination of employment).

 

C. Immediately following the consummation of the Change in Control, all outstanding share right awards under the Stock Issuance Program shall terminate and cease to be outstanding, except to the extent assumed, continued or substituted for by the successor corporation (or parent thereof) or otherwise continued in full force and effect pursuant to the terms of the Change in Control transaction.

 

D. Each share right award which is assumed or substituted for in connection with a Change in Control or otherwise continued in effect shall be appropriately adjusted, immediately after such Change in Control, to convert the number and class of securities which would have been issuable to the Participant in consummation of such Change in Control had the shares of Common Stock subject to the share right award been issued immediately prior to such Change in Control to the type and amount of consideration received by the holders of Common Stock in the Change in Control. To the extent the actual holders of the Corporation’s outstanding Common Stock receive cash consideration for their Common Stock in consummation of the Change in Control, the successor corporation may, in connection with the assumption or substitution of the outstanding share right awards under the Stock Issuance Program, substitute one or more shares of its own common stock or that of any parent or publicly traded Subsidiary, with a fair market value equivalent to the cash consideration paid per share of Common Stock in such Change in Control transaction.

 

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.

 

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ARTICLE FOUR

 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

I. FINANCING

 

The Plan Administrator may permit any Participant to pay the option exercise price under the Plan or the purchase price of shares under the Plan by delivering a full-recourse, interest-bearing promissory note payable in one or more installments. The terms of any such promissory note (including the interest rate, which must be at market, and the terms of repayment) shall be established by the Plan Administrator in its sole discretion. In no event may the maximum credit available to the Participant exceed the sum of (i) the aggregate option exercise price or purchase price payable for the purchased shares (less the par value of such shares) plus (ii) any applicable income and employment tax liability incurred by the Participant in connection with the option exercise or share purchase.

 

II. TAX WITHHOLDING

 

A. The Corporation’s obligation to deliver shares of Common Stock upon a stock issuance, or the exercise of options or stock appreciation rights or the issuance or vesting of such shares under the Plan shall be subject to the satisfaction of all applicable income and employment tax withholding requirements. The Corporation shall also make appropriate arrangements to satisfy all applicable foreign tax withholding requirements which may be imposed in connection with the grant or exercise of options or stock appreciation rights under the Plan or the issuance or vesting of shares of Common Stock under the Plan.

 

B. The Plan Administrator may, in its discretion, provide in the respective award agreement that (i) the Corporation, in its discretion, may determine that shares of Common Stock from the award be withheld by the Corporation in satisfaction of all or part of the Withholding Taxes which may become payable in connection with the an award granted under the Plan (pursuant to Article Five Section II.B.1.) and (ii) any or all Optionees or Participants under the Plan (other than the non-employee Board members) with the right to use shares of Common Stock in satisfaction of all or part of the Withholding Taxes to which such individuals may become subject in connection with the grant or exercise of their options or stock appreciation rights or the issuance or vesting of their shares. Such right to an individual may be provided to any such holder in either or both of the following formats:

 

1. Stock Withholding: The election to have the Corporation withhold, from the shares of Common Stock otherwise issuable upon the exercise of options or stock appreciation rights or the issuance or the vesting of such shares, a portion of those shares with an aggregate Fair Market Value equal to the percentage of the Withholding Taxes (not to exceed one hundred percent (100%)) designated by the holder.

 

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2. Stock Delivery: The election to deliver to the Corporation, at the time the option or stock appreciation right is granted or exercised or the shares are issued or vest, one or more shares of Common Stock previously acquired by such holder (other than in connection with the option or stock appreciation right exercise or share vesting triggering the Withholding Taxes) with an aggregate Fair Market Value equal to the percentage of the Withholding Taxes (not to exceed one hundred percent (100%)) designated by the holder.

 

III. EFFECTIVE DATE AND TERM OF THE PLAN

 

A. The Plan shall become effective immediately on the Plan Effective Date. Options may be granted under the Plan at any time on or after the Plan Effective Date. Stock issuances made under the Stock Issuance Program may be granted at any time on or after November 7, 2005, the effective date of the amendment to the Plan which added the Stock Issuance Program.

 

B. The Plan shall terminate upon the earliest to occur of (i) the date on which all shares available for issuance under the Plan shall have been issued as fully vested shares; (ii) the termination of all outstanding options and share right awards in connection with a Change in Control; or (iii) the termination of the Plan by the Board. Should the Board terminate the Plan, then all option grants and unvested stock issuances outstanding at that time shall continue to have force and effect in accordance with the provisions of the documents evidencing such grants or issuances.

 

IV. AMENDMENT OF THE PLAN

 

The Board shall have complete and exclusive power and authority to amend or modify the Plan or any outstanding award granted under the Plan in any or all respects. However, no such amendment or modification shall adversely affect the rights and obligations with respect to stock options, stock appreciation rights or unvested stock issuances at the time outstanding, including share right awards, under the Plan unless the Optionee or the Participant consents to such amendment or modification. In addition, certain amendments may require stockholder approval pursuant to applicable laws or regulations.

 

V. 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.

 

VI. REGULATORY APPROVALS

 

A. The implementation of the Plan, the granting of any stock option or share right award under the Plan and the issuance of any shares of Common Stock (i) upon the exercise of any granted option or (ii) pursuant to any share right award shall be subject to the Corporation’s procurement of all approvals and permits required by regulatory authorities having jurisdiction over the Plan, the stock options and share right awards granted under it and the shares of Common Stock issued pursuant to it.

 

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B. No shares of Common Stock or other assets shall be issued or delivered under the Plan unless and until there shall have been compliance with all applicable requirements of applicable securities laws, including the filing and effectiveness of the Form S-8 registration statement for the shares of Common Stock issuable under the Plan, and all applicable listing requirements of any stock exchange (or the Nasdaq National Market, if applicable) on which Common Stock is then listed for trading.

 

VII. NO EMPLOYMENT/SERVICE RIGHTS

 

Nothing in the Plan shall confer upon 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 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.

 

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Approved by the Compensation Committee on November 7, 2005

 

APPENDIX

 

The following definitions shall be in effect under the Plan:

 

A. Board shall mean the Corporation’s Board of Directors.

 

B. Code shall mean the U.S. Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.

 

C. Change in Control shall mean a change in ownership or control of the Corporation effected through any of the following transactions:

 

(i) there is consummated a merger, consolidation or other reorganization, unless securities representing more than fifty percent (50%) of the total combined voting power of the voting securities of the successor corporation are immediately thereafter beneficially owned, directly or indirectly and in substantially the same proportion, by the persons who beneficially owned the Corporation’s outstanding voting 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 other than a sale or disposition by the Corporation of all or substantially all of the Corporation’s assets to an entity, at least 50% of the combined voting power of the voting securities of which are owned by stockholders of the Corporation in substantially the same proportions as their ownership of the Corporation immediately prior to such sale, or

 

(iii) the acquisition, directly or indirectly by any Person or related group of Persons (other than the Corporation or a Person that directly or indirectly controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with, the Corporation), of beneficial ownership (within the meaning of Rule 13d-3 of the 1934 Act) of securities possessing more than thirty percent (30%) of the total combined voting power of the Corporation’s outstanding securities pursuant to a tender or exchange offer made directly to the Corporation’s stockholders.

 

Notwithstanding the foregoing, a “Change in Control” shall not be deemed to have occurred by virtue of the consummation of any transaction or series of integrated transactions immediately following which the record holders of the Common Stock immediately prior to such transaction or series of transactions continue to have substantially the same proportionate ownership in an entity which owns all or substantially all of the assets of the Corporation immediately following such transaction or series of transactions.

 

D. Common Stock shall mean the Corporation’s common stock.

 

E. Corporation shall mean Borland Software Corporation, a Delaware corporation, and any corporate successor to all or substantially all of the assets or voting stock of Borland Software Corporation which shall by appropriate action adopt the Plan.

 

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F. Director shall mean a member of the Board.

 

G. 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.

 

H. Exercise Date shall mean the date on which the Corporation shall have received written notice of the option exercise.

 

I. 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 last sale 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 and published in The Wall Street Journal. If there is no sale price for the Common Stock on the date in question, then the Fair Market Value shall be the last sale 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 last sale 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 and published in The Wall Street Journal. If there is no sale price for the Common Stock on the date in question, then the Fair Market Value shall be the last sale price on the last preceding date for which such quotation exists.

 

J. Hostile Take-Over shall mean a change in ownership or control of the Corporation effected through either of the following transactions:

 

(i) a change in the composition of the Board such that the following individuals cease for any reason to constitute a majority of the number of Directors then serving: individuals who, on the date hereof, constitute the Board and any new Director (other than a Director whose initial assumption of office is in connection with an actual or threatened election contest, including but not limited to a consent solicitation, relating to the election of Directors) whose appointment or election by the Board or nomination for election by the Corporation’s stockholders was approved or recommended by a vote of at least two-thirds (2/3) of the Directors then still in office who either were Directors on the date hereof or whose appointment, election or nomination for election was previously so approved or recommended, or

 

(ii) the acquisition, directly or indirectly, by any Person or related group of Persons (other than the Corporation or a Person that directly or indirectly controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with, the Corporation) of beneficial ownership (within the meaning of Rule 13d-3 of the

 

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1934 Act) of securities possessing more than thirty percent (30%) of the total combined voting power of the Corporation’s outstanding securities pursuant to a tender or exchange offer made directly to the Corporation’s stockholders which the Board does not recommend such stockholders to accept.

 

K. Independent Director shall have the meaning defined in the Quantitative Listing Requirements for the Nasdaq National Market or the rules of such Stock Exchange on which the Corporation’s common stock is primarily traded.

 

L. Involuntary Termination shall, with respect to any Participant, have the meaning specified in the Participant’s award agreement. In the absence of any definition in the award agreement, “Involuntary Termination” shall have the equivalent meaning or the same meaning as “involuntary termination,” “constructive termination,” “constructively terminated” or “good reason” set forth in any employment, consulting or other agreement for the performance of services between the Participant and the Corporation or, in the absence of any such agreement or any such definition in such agreement, such term shall mean the termination of the Service of any individual which occurs by reason of:

 

(i) such individual’s involuntary dismissal or discharge by the Corporation for reasons other than Misconduct, or

 

(ii) such individual’s voluntary resignation following (A) a change in his or her position with the Corporation which materially reduces his or her duties and responsibilities or the level of management to which he or she reports, (B) a reduction in his or her level of compensation (including base salary, fringe benefits and target bonus under any corporate-performance based bonus or incentive programs) by more than fifteen percent (15%) or (C) a relocation of such individual’s place of employment by more than fifty (50) miles, provided and only if such change, reduction or relocation is effected by the Corporation without the individual’s consent.

 

M. Misconduct shall, with respect to any Participant, have the meaning specified in the Participant’s award agreement. In the absence of any definition in the award agreement, “Misconduct” shall have the equivalent meaning or the same meaning as “misconduct” or “cause” set forth in any employment, consulting or other agreement for the performance of services between the Participant and the Corporation or, in the absence of any such agreement or any such definition in such agreement, such term shall mean, the commission of any act of fraud, embezzlement or dishonesty by the Participant, any unauthorized use or disclosure by such person of confidential information or trade secrets of the Corporation (or any Parent or Subsidiary), or any other intentional misconduct by such person adversely affecting the business or affairs of the Corporation (or any Parent or Subsidiary) in a material manner. The foregoing definition shall not in any way preclude or restrict the right of the Corporation (or any Parent or Subsidiary) to discharge or dismiss any Participant or other person in the Service of the Corporation (or any Parent or Subsidiary) for any other acts or omissions, but such other acts or omissions shall not be deemed, for purposes of the Plan, to constitute grounds for termination for Misconduct.

 

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N. 1934 Act shall mean the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended or any successor statute.

 

O. Optionee shall mean any person to whom an option is granted under the Plan.

 

P. 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.

 

Q. Participant shall mean any person who is granted an award under the Plan, including a stock option or an award of shares of Common Stock, including a share right award, under the Plan.

 

R. Permanent Disability or Permanently Disabled shall mean the inability of the Optionee to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment expected to result in death or to be of continuous duration of twelve (12) months or more.

 

S. Person shall have the meaning given in Section 3(a)(9) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as modified and use in Sections 13(d) and 14(d) thereof, except that such term shall not include (i) the Corporation or any of its subsidiaries, (ii) a trustee or other fiduciary holding securities under an employee benefit plan of the Corporation or any of its Affiliates, (iii) an underwriter temporarily holding securities pursuant to an offering of such securities, or (iv) a corporation owned, directly or indirectly, by the stockholders of the Corporation in substantially the same proportions as their ownership of stock of the Corporation.

 

T. Plan shall mean the Corporation’s 2003 Supplemental Stock Option Plan, as set forth in this document.

 

U. Plan Administrator shall mean the compensation committee of the Board, a majority of the Independent Directors of the Board to the extent such entity is carrying out its administrative functions under the Plan. For purposes of the Plan the definition of compensation committee shall be determined under the Quantitative Listing Requirements for the Nasdaq National Market or such Stock Exchange on which the Corporation’s common stock is primarily traded.

 

V. Plan Effective Date shall mean the date the Plan becomes effective and shall be coincidental with the date the Plan is approved by the Board.

 

W. Service shall mean the performance of services for the Corporation (or any Parent or Subsidiary) by a person in the capacity of an Employee, Director or a consultant or independent advisor, except to the extent otherwise specifically provided in the documents evidencing the option grant or stock issuance. Service shall not be deemed to cease during a period of military leave, sick leave or other personal leave approved by the Corporation. Unless otherwise required by law, no Service credit shall be given for vesting purposes for any period the Participant is on a leave of absence.

 

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X. Stock Exchange shall mean either the American Stock Exchange or the New York Stock Exchange.

 

Y. 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.

 

Z. Stock Issuance Program shall mean the stock issuance program in effect under Article Three of the Plan.

 

AA. 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.

 

BB. Withholding Taxes shall mean the applicable income and employment withholding taxes to which the holder of an option, share right award or shares of Common Stock granted under the Plan may become subject in connection with the grant or exercise of those options or the issuance or vesting of those shares.

 

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