Salary Review Uses in Equity Compensation Clause

Equity Compensation from Executive Employment Agreement

This Executive Employment Agreement (the Agreement) is made effective as of January 3, 2011 (the Effective Date), by and between NuVasive, Inc. (the Company) and Alexis V. Lukianov (the Executive).

Equity Compensation. With respect to the 2011 calendar year, subject to the Compensation Committees approval, Executive will be granted a stock option to purchase three hundred thousand (300,000) shares of the Companys Common Stock at an exercise price equal to the fair market value of that stock on the date of the grant (the Option), as well as thirty-three thousand three hundred and thirty-three (33,333) restricted stock units (RSUs), each under the Companys 2004 Equity Incentive Plan of NuVasive, Inc. (the 2004 EIP) and subject to the terms and conditions of the standard stock option or restricted stock unit agreements provided pursuant to the 2004 EIP.