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Stock Option AgreementA stock option agreement is a negotiable instrument that gives the holder of the option the right to buy or sell a certain number of shares of the stock at a specified price with a specific timeframe.  Stock option agreements are often between corporations and select employees.

Non-Qualified Stock Option Agreement ("Agreement") (November 17th, 2017)

HILL-ROM HOLDINGS, INC. (the "Company") hereby grants to the Grantee (referred to below as "you"), as of the Grant Date, pursuant to the provisions of the Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. Stock Incentive Plan (the "Plan"), a non-qualified stock option to purchase from the Company the number of shares of Common Stock set forth above, at the price per share set forth above (the "Exercise Price") (the "Option"), upon and subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement, the Plan and any rules and regulations adopted by the Board of Directors of the Company or the committee of the Board which administers the Plan (collectively, the "Committee"). Capitalized terms not defined herein shall have the meanings specified in the Plan.

Harte Hanks, Inc. Non-Qualified Stock Option Agreement (November 17th, 2017)

This Agreement sets forth the terms of the agreement between you and the Company with respect to the Option. By accepting this Agreement, you agree to be bound by all of the terms hereof.

Non-Qualified Stock Option Agreement ("Agreement") (November 17th, 2017)

HILL-ROM HOLDINGS, INC. (the "Company") hereby grants to the Grantee (referred to below as "you"), as of the Grant Date, pursuant to the provisions of the Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. Stock Incentive Plan (the "Plan"), a non-qualified stock option to purchase from the Company the number of shares of Common Stock set forth above, at the price per share set forth above (the "Exercise Price") (the "Option"), upon and subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement, the Plan and any rules and regulations adopted by the Board of Directors of the Company or the committee of the Board which administers the Plan (collectively, the "Committee"). Capitalized terms not defined herein shall have the meanings specified in the Plan.

Casa Systems Inc – Casa Systems, Inc. Stock Option Agreement (November 17th, 2017)

This option satisfies in full all commitments that the Company has to the Participant with respect to the issuance of stock, stock options or other equity securities.

Non-Qualified Stock Option Agreement ("Agreement") (November 17th, 2017)

HILL-ROM HOLDINGS, INC. (the "Company") hereby grants to the Grantee (referred to below as "you"), as of the Grant Date, pursuant to the provisions of the Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. Stock Incentive Plan (the "Plan"), a non-qualified stock option to purchase from the Company the number of shares of Common Stock set forth above, at the price per share set forth above (the "Exercise Price") (the "Option"), upon and subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement, the Plan and any rules and regulations adopted by the Board of Directors of the Company or the committee of the Board which administers the Plan (collectively, the "Committee"). Capitalized terms not defined herein shall have the meanings specified in the Plan.

OFFICER NON-QUALIFIED STOCK OPTION AGREEMENT OF IRELAND INC. A Nevada Corporation (November 14th, 2017)

THIS AGREEMENT is made between IRELAND INC., a Nevada corporation (hereinafter referred to as the "Company"), and MARK BRENNAN xxxxxxxxxxxxx (hereinafter referred to as the Optionee), an officer of the Company, effective as of December 27, 2016 (the Grant Date).

Smartmetric Inc – Smartmetric, Inc. 2017 Equity Compensation Plan Stock Option Agreement (November 14th, 2017)

Unless otherwise defined herein, the terms defined in the SmartMetric, Inc. ("Company") 2017 Equity Compensation Plan ("Plan") shall have the same defined meanings in this Stock Option Agreement.

StemCells, Inc. – Microbot Medical Inc. 2017 Equity Incentive Plan Stock Option Agreement (November 14th, 2017)

STOCK OPTION AGREEMENT, dated as of [DATE], between Microbot Medical Inc., a Delaware corporation (the "Company"), and [GRANTEE] (the "Grantee").

OFFICER NON-QUALIFIED STOCK OPTION AGREEMENT OF IRELAND INC. A Nevada Corporation (November 14th, 2017)

THIS AGREEMENT is made between IRELAND INC., a Nevada corporation (hereinafter referred to as the "Company"), and DAVID Z. STRICKLER of xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (hereinafter referred to as the Optionee), an officer of the Company, effective as of December 27, 2016 (the Grant Date).

Akoustis Technologies, Inc. – AKOUSTIS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 2016 STOCK INCENTIVE PLAN Stock Option Agreement (November 14th, 2017)

THIS AGREEMENT (together with Schedule A attached hereto, the "Agreement"), effective as of the date specified as the "Grant Date" on Schedule A attached hereto, is between AKOUSTIS TECHNOLOGIES, INC., a Delaware corporation (the "Company"), and an Employee, Director or Consultant of the Company or an Affiliate, as identified on Schedule A attached hereto (the "Participant").

OFFICER NON-QUALIFIED STOCK OPTION AGREEMENT OF IRELAND INC. A Nevada Corporation (November 14th, 2017)

THIS AGREEMENT is made between IRELAND INC., a Nevada corporation (hereinafter referred to as the "Company"), and DOUGLAS D.G. BIRNIE of xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (hereinafter referred to as the Optionee), an officer of the Company, effective as of December 27, 2016 (the Grant Date).

Stock Option Grant Notice and Non-Qualified Stock Option Agreement (November 9th, 2017)

Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the "Company"), pursuant to its 2017 Incentive Award Plan (the "Plan"), hereby grants to the holder listed below ("Holder"), an option to purchase the number of shares of the Company's Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 ("Stock"), set forth below (the "Option"). This Option is subject to all of the terms and conditions set forth herein and in the Non-Qualified Stock Option Agreement attached hereto as Exhibit A (the "Stock Option Agreement") which is incorporated herein by reference. Unless otherwise defined herein, the terms in this Grant Notice shall have the same defined meanings as defined in the Plan and the Stock Option Agreement.

Stock Option Agreement (Nonqualified Stock Options) (November 9th, 2017)

This STOCK OPTION AGREEMENT (this "Agreement") is made as of September 21, 2017 (the "Effective Date"), by and between Noodles & Company, a Delaware corporation (the "Company"), and Dave Boennighausen (the "Participant").

STOCK OPTION AGREEMENT Pursuant to the Sysco Corporation 2013 Long-Term Incentive Plan (November 9th, 2017)

Under the terms and conditions of the Sysco Corporation 2013 Long-Term Incentive Plan, (the "Plan"), the terms of which are hereby incorporated into this Stock Option Agreement (this "Agreement") by reference, Sysco Corporation (the "Company" or "Sysco") grants to you (the "Optionee") an option to purchase shares of the Company's Common Stock, $1.00 par value, ("Stock") subject to adjustment as provided in the Plan (the "Option"). The Option is offered in accordance with and subject to the terms, conditions and restrictions of this Agreement, including any country-specific provisions for the Optionee's country in Appendix A attached hereto. The number of shares of Stock subject to this Agreement, the exercise price of the Option, and the date of grant (the "Grant Date") are set forth in the records of the Company and have been made available to the Optionee either (1) directly to the Optionee by the Company, or (2) electronically by the Company to the Optionee through the website of

Liberty Interactive Corporation 2016 Omnibus Incentive Plan Form of Non- Qualified Stock Option Agreement (November 9th, 2017)

THIS NON-QUALIFIED STOCK OPTION AGREEMENT (this "Agreement") is entered into effective as of May 11, 2017 by and between LIBERTY INTERACTIVE CORPORATION, a Delaware corporation (the "Company"), and Gregory B. Maffei (the "Grantee").

Stock Option Agreement (Nonqualified Stock Options) (November 9th, 2017)

This STOCK OPTION AGREEMENT (this "Agreement") is made as of July 10, 2017 (the "Effective Date"), by and between Noodles & Company, a Delaware corporation (the "Company"), and Paul J.B. Murphy, III (the "Participant").

Quanterix Corp – Non-Qualified Stock Option Agreement Under the Quanterix Corporation 2007 Stock Option and Grant Plan (November 9th, 2017)

Pursuant to the Quanterix Corporation 2007 Stock Option and Grant Plan (the Plan), as amended, Quanterix Corporation, a Delaware corporation (together with all successors thereto, the Company), hereby grants to the Optionee, who is an employee of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, an Option to purchase, on or prior to the Expiration Date (or such earlier date as provided in Section 3 below), all or any part of the number of shares of Common Stock of the Company indicated above (the Underlying Shares, with such shares once issued being referred to herein and in the Plan as Option Shares) at the Option Exercise Price per share indicated above.

American Eagle Group – Stock Option Agreement Pacific Ventures Group, Inc. (November 8th, 2017)

NOW THEREFORE, the Company agrees to offer to the Optionee the option to purchase, upon the terms and conditions set forth herein and in the 2017 Plan, [__________] ([____]) shares of Common Stock. Capitalized terms not otherwise defined herein shall have the meanings ascribed thereto in the 2017 Plan.

CPI Card Group Inc. – Stock Option Agreement (November 8th, 2017)

This STOCK OPTION AGREEMENT (this "Agreement") is made effective as of September 25, 2017 (the "Grant Date") by and between CPI Card Group Inc., a Delaware corporation (the "Company"), and ______________________ (the "Participant"), pursuant to the CPI Card Group Inc. Omnibus Incentive Plan, as in effect and as amended from time to time (the "Plan"). Capitalized terms that are not defined herein shall have the meanings given to such terms in the Plan.

Laureate Education – Stock Option Agreement (November 8th, 2017)

THIS AGREEMENT (the "Agreement"), dated as of September 13, 2017 (the "Grant Date") is made by and between Laureate Education, Inc., a Delaware public benefit corporation (hereinafter referred to as "Laureate"), and the individual whose name is set forth on the signature page hereof, who is an Eligible Individual, hereinafter referred to as the "Optionee." Any capitalized terms herein not otherwise defined in this Agreement shall have the meaning set forth in the Laureate Education, Inc. Amended and Restated 2013 Long-Term Incentive Plan, as it may be amended from time to time (the "Plan").

CRISPR Therapeutics AG – Non-Qualified Stock Option Agreement for Non-Employee Directors Under the Crispr Therapeutics Ag Amended and Restated 2016 Stock Option and Incentive Plan (November 8th, 2017)

Pursuant to the CRISPR Therapeutics AG Amended and Restated 2016 Stock Option and Incentive Plan as amended through the date hereof (the "Plan"), CRISPR Therapeutics AG (the "Company") hereby grants to the Optionee named above, who is a Director of the Company but is not an employee of the Company, an option (the "Stock Option") to purchase on or prior to the Expiration Date specified above all or part of the number of shares of Common Stock, par value CHF 0.03 per share (the "Stock"), of the Company specified above at the Option Exercise Price per Share specified above subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein and in the Plan. This Stock Option is not intended to be an "incentive stock option" under Section 422 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.

CRISPR Therapeutics AG – Non-Qualified Stock Option Agreement for Company Employees Under the Crispr Therapeutics Ag Amended and Restated 2016 Stock Option and Incentive Plan (November 8th, 2017)

Pursuant to the CRISPR Therapeutics AG Amended and Restated 2016 Stock Option and Incentive Plan as amended through the date hereof (the "Plan"), CRISPR Therapeutics AG (the "Company") hereby grants to the Optionee named above an option (the "Stock Option") to purchase on or prior to the Expiration Date specified above all or part of the number of shares of Common Stock, par value CHF 0.03 per share (the "Stock") of the Company specified above at the Option Exercise Price per Share specified above subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein and in the Plan. This Stock Option is not intended to be an "incentive stock option" under Section 422 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.

Laureate Education – Stock Option Agreement (November 8th, 2017)

THIS AGREEMENT (the "Agreement"), dated as of September 13, 2017 (the "Grant Date") is made by and between Laureate Education, Inc., a Delaware public benefit corporation (hereinafter referred to as "Laureate"), and the individual whose name is set forth on the signature page hereof, who is an Eligible Individual, hereinafter referred to as the "Optionee." Any capitalized terms herein not otherwise defined in this Agreement shall have the meaning set forth in the Laureate Education, Inc. Amended and Restated 2013 Long-Term Incentive Plan, as it may be amended from time to time (the "Plan").

Inogen, Inc. 2014 Equity Incentive Plan Stock Option Agreement (November 7th, 2017)

Unless otherwise defined herein, the terms defined in the Inogen, Inc. 2014 Equity Incentive Plan (the "Plan") will have the same defined meanings in this Stock Option Agreement (the "Agreement"), including the Notice of Stock Option Grant (the "Notice of Grant") and Terms and Conditions of Stock Option Grant, attached hereto as Exhibit A.

Sailpoint Technologies Holdings, Inc. – Non-Qualified Stock Option Agreement Under the Sailpoint Technologies Holdings, Inc. 2015 Stock Option and Grant Plan (November 6th, 2017)

Pursuant to the SailPoint Technologies Holdings, Inc. 2015 Stock Option and Grant Plan (the Plan), SailPoint Technologies Holdings, Inc., a Delaware corporation (together with all successors thereto, the Company), hereby grants to the Optionee, who is an officer, employee, director, consultant or other key person of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, an option (the Stock Option) to purchase on or prior to the Expiration Date, or such earlier date as is specified herein, all or any part of the number of shares of Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share (Common Stock), of the Company indicated above of which (i) [ ] shares of such Common Stock are referred to herein as Time-Vested Option Shares and (ii) [ ] shares of such Common Stock are referred to herein as Performance-Vested Option Shares (together, the Option Shares, and such shares once issued shall be referred to as the Issued Shares), at the Option Exercise Price per share, subject to the terms and co

Sailpoint Technologies Holdings, Inc. – Non-Qualified Stock Option Agreement Under the Sailpoint Technologies Holdings, Inc. 2015 Stock Option and Grant Plan (November 6th, 2017)

Pursuant to the SailPoint Technologies Holdings, Inc. 2015 Stock Option and Grant Plan (the Plan), SailPoint Technologies Holdings, Inc., a Delaware corporation (together with all successors thereto, the Company), hereby grants to the Optionee, who is an officer, employee, director, consultant or other key person of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, an option (the Stock Option) to purchase on or prior to the Expiration Date, or such earlier date as is specified herein, all or any part of the number of shares of Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share (Common Stock), of the Company indicated above (the Option Shares, and such shares once issued shall be referred to as the Issued Shares), at the Option Exercise Price per share, subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this Non-Qualified Stock Option Agreement (this Agreement) and in the Plan. This Stock Option is not intended to qualify as an incentive stock option as defined in Section 422(b) of the Internal Revenue Code

ARCH CAPITAL GROUP LTD. Non-Qualified Stock Option Agreement (November 3rd, 2017)

FOR GOOD AND VALUABLE CONSIDERATION, receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, Arch Capital Group Ltd. (the "Company"), a Bermuda company, hereby grants to _____________, an employee of the Company on the date hereof (the "Option Holder"), the option to purchase common shares, $0.0033 par value per share, of the Company ("Shares"), upon the following terms:

ARCH CAPITAL GROUP LTD. Non-Qualified Stock Option Agreement (November 3rd, 2017)

FOR GOOD AND VALUABLE CONSIDERATION, receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, Arch Capital Group Ltd. (the "Company"), a Bermuda company, hereby grants to Maamoun Rajeh, an employee of the Company on the date hereof (the "Option Holder"), the option to purchase common shares, $0.0033 par value per share, of the Company ("Shares"), upon the following terms:

Non-Qualified Stock Option Agreement (November 3rd, 2017)

THIS AGREEMENT is made on October 30, 2017, by and between Travelzoo ("Company"), and Holger Bartel ("Optionee"). Reference is made to the Employment Agreement (Employment Agreement) entered into by and between the Company and Optionee, dated September 28, 2015, and as subsequently amended.

Harte Hanks, Inc. Non-Qualified Stock Option Agreement (November 3rd, 2017)

This Agreement sets forth the terms of the agreement between you and the Company with respect to the Option. By accepting this Agreement, you agree to be bound by all of the terms hereof.

ARCH CAPITAL GROUP LTD. Non-Qualified Stock Option Agreement (November 3rd, 2017)

FOR GOOD AND VALUABLE CONSIDERATION, receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, Arch Capital Group Ltd. (the "Company"), a Bermuda company, hereby grants to [Employee Name], an employee of the Company on the date hereof (the "Option Holder"), the option to purchase common shares, $0.0033 par value per share, of the Company ("Shares"), upon the following terms:

ARCH CAPITAL GROUP LTD. Non-Qualified Stock Option Agreement (November 3rd, 2017)

FOR GOOD AND VALUABLE CONSIDERATION, receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, Arch Capital Group Ltd. (the "Company"), a Bermuda company, hereby grants to Constantine Iordanou, an employee of the Company on the date hereof (the "Option Holder"), the option to purchase common shares, $0.0033 par value per share, of the Company ("Shares"), upon the following terms:

Stock Option Agreement (November 3rd, 2017)

This Stock Option Agreement (this "Agreement") is made between Endurance International Group Holdings, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the "Company"), and the Participant.

Expo Event Holdco, Inc. – Emerald Expositions Events, Inc. 2017 Omnibus Equity Plan Stock Option Agreement (November 2nd, 2017)

THIS AGREEMENT (the "Agreement"), effective as of [*] (the "Date of Grant"), is between Emerald Expositions Events, Inc., a Delaware corporation (together with its successors, the "Company"), and the individual whose name is set forth on the signature page hereto (the "Optionee").

Expo Event Holdco, Inc. – Emerald Expositions Events, Inc. 2017 Omnibus Equity Plan Stock Option Agreement (November 2nd, 2017)

THIS AGREEMENT (the "Agreement"), effective as of [*] (the "Date of Grant"), is between Emerald Expositions Events, Inc., a Delaware corporation (together with its successors, the "Company"), and the individual whose name is set forth on the signature page hereto (the "Optionee").