As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 28, 2000 Registration No. 333- - ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Washington, D.C. 20549 ---------------------- FORM S-8 REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933 ---------------------- ITRON, INC. (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter) Washington 91-1011792 (State or other jurisdiction (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.) of incorporation or organization) 2818 N. Sullivan Road Spokane, Washington 99216-1897 (Address of principal executive offices, including zip code) ITRON, INC. 2000 STOCK INCENTIVE COMPENSATION PLAN (Full title of the plan) LeRoy D. Nosbaum President and Chief Executive Officer Itron, Inc. 2818 N. Sullivan Road Spokane, Washington 99216-1897 (509) 924-9900 (Name, address and telephone number, including area code, of agent for service) ---------------------- Copy to: LINDA A. SCHOEMAKER Perkins Coie LLP 1201 Third Avenue, 48th Floor Seattle, Washington 98101-3099 ---------------------- CALCULATION OF REGISTRATION FEE - ------------------------------------------ ----------- -------------------- ------------------- -------------- Title of Securities Number to Proposed Maximum Proposed Maximum Amount of to Be Registered Be Offering Price Aggregate Registration Registered(1) Offering Price Fee - ------------------------------------------ -------------- -------------------- ------------------- -------------- Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share, subject to outstanding options underthe: Itron, Inc. 2000 Stock Incentive 1,800,000 $ 13,725,000(2)$ 13,725,000(2)$ 3,624 Compensation Plan - ------------------------------------------ -------------- -------------------- ------------------- -------------- (1) Together with an indeterminate number of additional shares that may be necessary to adjust the number of shares reserved for issuance pursuant to such employee benegit plan as the result of any future stock split, stock dividend or similar adjustment of the Registrant's outstanding Common Stock. (2) Estimated solely for the purpose of calculating the registration fee pursuant to Rule 457(c) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, based on the average of high and low sales prices for the Common Stock on June 26, 2000, as reported for such date on the Nasdaq National Market.
PART II INFORMATION REQUIRED IN REGISTRATION STATEMENT Item 3. INCORPORATION OF CERTAIN DOCUMENTS BY REFERENCE The following documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "Commission") are hereby incorporated by reference in this Registration Statement: (a) The registrant's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 1999 filed on March 30, 2000, which contains audited financial statements for the most recent fiscal year for which such statements have been filed; (b) The registrant's quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2000 filed on May 15, 2000; (c) All other reports filed by the registrant pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securites Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"), since the end of the fiscal year covered by the Annual Report on Form 10-K referred to in (a) above; and (d) The description of the registrant's common stock contained in the registration statement on Form 8-A filed on September 18, 1993, under Section 12(g) of the Exchange Act, including any amendments or reports filed for the purpose of updating such description. All documents filed by the registrant pursuant to Sections 13(a), 13(c), 14 and 15(d) of the Exchange Act after the date hereof, and prior to the filing of a post-effective amendment which indicates that the securities offered hereby have been sold or which deregisters the securities covered hereby then remaining unsold, shall also be deemed to be incorporated by reference into this Registration Statement and to be a part hereof commencing on the respective dates on which such documents are filed. Item 4. DESCRIPTION OF SECURITIES Not applicable. Item 5. INTERESTS OF NAMED EXPERTS AND COUNSEL None. Item 6. INDEMNIFICATION OF DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS Sections 23B.08.500 through 23B.08.600 of the Washington Business Corporation Act (the "WBCA") authorize a court to award, or a corporation's board of directors to grant, indemnification to directors and officers on terms sufficiently broad to permit indemnification under certain circumstances for liabilities arising under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"). Section 10 of the registrant's Restated Bylaws (the "Bylaws") provides for indemnification of the registrant's directors and officers and, with Board approval, the registrant's employees and agents to the maximum extent permitted by Washington law. Certain of the directors of the registrant, who are affiliated with principal shareholders of the registrant, also may be indemnified against liability they may incur in their capacity as a director of the registrant, including pursuant to a liability insurance policy for such purpose. Section 23B.08.320 of the WBCA authorizes a corporation to limit a director's liability to the corporation or its shareholders for monetary damages for acts or omissions as a director, except in certain circumstances involving intentional misconduct, knowing violations of law or unlawful distributions, or any transaction from which the director personally receives a benefit in money, property or services to which the director is not legally entitled. Article 9 of the registrant's Restated Articles of Incorporation (the "Articles") contains provisions implementing, to the fullest extent permitted by Washington law, such limitations on a director's liability to the registrant and its shareholders. Any repeal of or modification to the Bylaws and Articles may not adversely affect any right of indemnification under the Bylaws or Articles of a director or officer who is or was a director or officer of the registrant at the time of such repeal or modification. The registrant has entered into an indemnification agreement with each of its executive officers and directors in which the registrant agrees to hold harmless and indemnify the officer or director to the fullest extent permitted by Washington law. In addition, the registrant agrees to indemnify the officer or director against any and all losses, claims, damages, liabilities or expenses incurred in connection with any actual, pending or threatened action, suit, claim or proceeding, whether civil, criminal, administrative or investigative and whether formal or informal, in which the officer or director is, was or becomes involved by reason of the fact that the officer or director is or was a director, officer, employee or agent of the registrant, or that being or having been such a director, officer, employee or agent, such director is or was serving at the request of the registrant as a director, officer, employee, trustee or agent of another corporation or of a partnership, joint venture, trust or other enterprise, including service with respect to an employee benefit plan, whether the basis of such proceeding is alleged action (or inaction) by the officer or director in an official capacity as a director, officer, employee, trustee or agent. The officer or director is not indemnified for any action, suit, claim or proceeding instituted by or at the direction of the officer or director unless such action, suit, claim or proceeding is or was authorized by the registrant's Board of Directors or unless the action is to enforce the provisions of the indemnification agreement. No indemnity pursuant to the indemnification agreements may be provided by the registrant on account of any suit in which a final, unappealable judgment is rendered against an officer or director for an accounting of profits made from the purchase or sale by the officer or director of securities of the registrant in violation of the provisions of Section 16(b) of the Exchange Act, and amendments thereto, or for damages that have been paid directly to the executive officer or director by an insurance carrier under a policy of directors' and officers' liability insurance maintained by the registrant. Officers and directors of the registrant are covered by insurance (with certain exceptions and certain limitations) that indemnifies them against losses and liabilites arising from certain alleged "wrongful acts," including alleged errors or misstatements, or certain other alleged wrongful acts or omissions constituting neglect or breach of duty. Item 7. EXEMPTION FROM REGISTRATION CLAIMED Not applicable. Item 8. EXHIBITS Exhibit Number Description 5.1 Opinion of Perkins Coie LLP regarding legality of the Common Stock being registered 23.1 Consent of Deloitte & Touche LLP, Independent Auditors 23.2 Consent of Perkins Coie LLP (included in opinion filed as Exhibit 5.1) 24.1 Power of Attorney (see signature page) 99.1 Itron, Inc. 2000 Stock Incentive Compensation Plan Item 9. UNDERTAKINGS A. The undersigned registrant hereby undertakes: (1) To file, during any period in which offers or sales are being made, a post-effective amendment to this Registration Statement: (i) To include any prospectus required by Section 10(a)(3) of the Securities Act; (ii) To reflect in the prospectus any facts or events arising after the effective date of this Registration Statement (or the most recent post-effective amendment thereof) which, individually or in the aggregate, represent a fundamental change in the information set forth in this Registration Statement; and (iii) To include any material information with respect to the plan of distribution not previously disclosed in this Registration Statement or any material change to such information in this Registration Statement; provided, however, that paragraphs (1)(i) and (1)(ii) above do not apply if the information required to be included in a post-effective amendment by those paragraphs is contained in periodic reports filed by the registrant pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act that are incorporated by reference in this Registration Statement. (2) That, for the purpose of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each such post-effective amendment shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof. (3) To remove from registration by means of a post-effective amendment any of the securities being registered which remain unsold at the termination of the offering. B. The undersigned registrant hereby undertakes that, for purposes of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each filing of the registrant's annual report pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Exchange Act (and, where applicable, each filing of an employee benefits plan's annual report pursuant to Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act) that is incorporated by reference in this Registration Statement shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof. C. Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act may be permitted to directors, officers and controlling persons of the registrant pursuant to the foregoing provisions, or otherwise, the registrant has been advised that in the opinion of the Commission such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and is, therefore, unenforceable. In the event that a claim for indemnification against such liabilities (other than the payment by the registrant of expenses incurred or paid by a director, officer or controlling person of the registrant in the successful defense of any action, suit or proceeding) is asserted by such director, officer or controlling person in connection with the securities being registered, the registrant will, unless in the opinion of its counsel the matter has been settled by controlling precedent, submit to a court of appropriate jurisdiction the question whether such indemnification by it is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and will be governed by the final adjudication of such issue.
SIGNATURES Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-8 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Spokane, State of Washington, on the 28th day of June, 2000. ITRON, INC. By: /s/ LEROY D. NOSBAUM --------------------- LeRoy D. Nosbaum President and Chief Executive Officer POWER OF ATTORNEY Each person whose individual signature appears below hereby authorizes LeRoy D. Nosbaum and David G. Remington, or either of them, as attorneys-in-fact with full power of substitution, to execute in the name and on the behalf of each person, individually and in each capacity stated below, and to file, any and all amendments to this Registration Statement, including any and all post-effective amendments. Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities indicated below on the 28th day of June, 2000. Signature Title /s/ LEROY D. NOSBAUM President and Chief Executive Officer - -------------------- (Principal Executive Officer) LeRoy D. Nosbaum /s/ DAVID G. REMINGTON Vice President and Chief Financial Officer - ---------------------- (Principal Financial and Accounting Officer) David G. Remington /s/ S. EDWARD WHITE Chairman of the Board - -------------------- S. Edward White /s/ MICHAEL B. BRACY Director - ---------------------- Michael B. Bracy /s/ MICHAEL J. CHESSER Director - ---------------------- Michael J. Chesser /s/ TED C. DEMERRITT Director - --------------------- Ted C. DeMerritt /s/ JON E. ELIASSEN Director - -------------------- Jon E. Eliassen /s/ MARY ANN PETERS Director - -------------------- Mary Ann Peters /s/ PAUL A. REDMOND Director - -------------------- Paul A. Redmond /s/ GRAHAM M. WILSON Director - -------------------- Graham M. Wilson
INDEX TO EXHIBITS Exhibit Number Description 5.1 Opinion of Perkins Coie LLP regarding legality of the Common Stock being registered 23.1 Independent Auditors Consent 23.2 Consent of Perkins Coie LLP (included in opinion filed as Exhibit 5.1) 24.1 Power of Attorney (see signature page) 99.1 Itron, Inc. 2000 Stock Incentive Compensation Plan
EXHIBIT 5.1 [Perkins Coie LLP Letterhead] June 28, 2000 Itron, Inc. 2818 N. Sullivan Road Spokane, Washington 99216-1897 Re: Registration Statement on Form S-8 of Shares of Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share, of Itron, Inc. Ladies and Gentlemen: We have acted as counsel to you in connection with the preparation of a Registration Statement on Form S-8 (the "Registration Statement") under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Act"), which you are filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission with respect to up to 1,800,000 shares of Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share, which may be issued pursuant to the Itron, Inc. 2000 Stock Incentive Compensation Plan (the "Plan"). We have examined the Registration Statement and such documents and records of the Company and other documents as we have deemed relevant and necessary for the purpose of this opinion. In giving this opinion, we are assuming the authenticity of all instruments presented to us as originals, the conformity with originals of all instruments presented to us as copies and the genuineness of all signatures. Based upon and subject to the foregoing, we are of the opinion that any shares that may be issued pursuant to the Plan have been duly authorized and that, upon the due execution by the Company and the registration by its registrar of such shares, the sale thereof by the Company in accordance with the terms of the Plan and the receipt of consideration therefor in accordance with the terms of the Plan, such shares will be validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable. We hereby consent to the filing of this opinion as an exhibit to the Registration Statement. In giving such consent, we do not admit that we are in the category of persons whose consent is required under Section 7 of the Act. Very truly yours, /s/ PERKINS COIE LLP
EXHIBIT 23.1 INDEPENDENT AUDITORS CONSENT We consent to the incorporation by reference in this Registration Statement by Itron, Inc. on Form S-8 of our report dated March 28, 2000, included in Itron, Inc.'s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 1999. /s/ Deloitte & Touche LLP Seattle, Washington June 28, 2000
EXIHBIT 99.1 ITRON, INC. 2000 STOCK INCENTIVE COMPENSATION PLAN SECTION 1. PURPOSE The purpose of the Itron, Inc. 2000 Stock Incentive Compensation Plan (the "Plan") is to enhance the long-term shareholder value of Itron, Inc., a Washington corporation (the "Company"), by offering opportunities to selected persons to participate in the Company's growth and success, and to encourage them to remain in the service of the Company and its Related Corporations (as defined in Section 2) and to acquire and maintain stock ownership in the Company. SECTION 2. DEFINITIONS For purposes of the Plan, the following terms shall be defined as set forth below: "Award" means an award or grant made pursuant to the Plan, including, without limitation, awards or grants of Stock Awards and Options, or any combination of the foregoing. "Board" means the Board of Directors of the Company. "Cause" means dishonesty, fraud, misconduct, unauthorized use or disclosure of confidential information or trade secrets, or conviction or confession of a crime punishable by law (except minor violations), in each case as determined by the Plan Administrator, and its determination shall be conclusive and binding. "Code" means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended from time to time. "Common Stock" means the common stock, par value $0.01 per share, of the Company. "Corporate Transaction" has the meaning set forth in Section 12.3.1. "Disability," unless otherwise defined by the Plan Administrator, means a mental or physical impairment of the Participant that is expected to result in death or that has lasted or is expected to last for a continuous period of 12 months or more and that causes the Participant to be unable, in the opinion of the Company, to perform his or her duties for the Company or a Related Corporation and to be engaged in any substantial gainful activity. "Effective Date" has the meaning set forth in Section 15. "Exchange Act" means the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. "Fair Market Value" shall be as established in good faith by the Plan Administrator or (a) if the Common Stock is listed on the Nasdaq National Market, the closing sales price for the Common Stock as reported by the Nasdaq National Market for a single trading day or (b) if the Common Stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange or the American Stock Exchange, the closing sales price for the Common Stock as such price is officially quoted in the composite tape of transactions on such exchange for a single trading day. If there is no such reported price for the Common Stock for the date in question, then such price on the last preceding date for which such price exists shall be determinative of Fair Market Value. "Grant Date" means the date on which the Plan Administrator completes the corporate action relating to the grant of an Award and all conditions precedent to the grant have been satisfied, provided that conditions to the exercisability or vesting of Awards shall not defer the Grant Date. "Incentive Stock Option" means an Option to purchase Common Stock granted under Section 7 with the intention that it qualify as an "incentive stock option" as that term is defined in Section 422 of the Code. "Nonqualified Stock Option" means an Option to purchase Common Stock granted under Section 7 other than an Incentive Stock Option. "Option" means the right to purchase Common Stock granted under Section 7. "Option Term" has the meaning set forth in Section 7.3. "Parent," except as otherwise provided in Section 8.3 in connection with Incentive Stock Options, means any entity, whether now or hereafter existing, that directly or indirectly controls the Company. "Participant" means (a) the person to whom an Award is granted; (b) for a Participant who has died, the personal representative of the Participant's estate, the person(s) to whom the Participant's rights under the Award have passed by will or by the applicable laws of descent and distribution, or the beneficiary designated in accordance with Section 11; or (c) the person(s) to whom an Award has been transferred in accordance with Section 11. "Plan Administrator" means the Board or any committee or committees designated by the Board or any person to whom the Board has delegated authority to administer the Plan under Section 3.1. "Related Corporation" means any Parent or Subsidiary of the Company. "Securities Act" means the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. "Stock Award" means shares of Common Stock or units denominated in Common Stock granted under Section 9, the rights of ownership of which may be subject to restrictions prescribed by the Plan Administrator. "Subsidiary," except as otherwise provided in Section 8.3 in connection with Incentive Stock Options, means any entity that is directly or indirectly controlled by the Company. "Successor Corporation" has the meaning set forth in Section 12.3.2. "Termination Date" has the meaning set forth in Section 7.6. SECTION 3. ADMINISTRATION 3.1 Plan Administrator The Plan shall be administered by the Board and/or a committee or committees (which term includes subcommittees) appointed by, and consisting of two or more members of, the Board (a "Plan Administrator"). If and so long as the Common Stock is registered under Section 12(b) or 12(g) of the Exchange Act, the Board shall consider in selecting the members of any committee acting as Plan Administrator, with respect to any persons subject or likely to become subject to Section 16 of the Exchange Act, the provisions regarding (a) "outside directors" as contemplated by Section 162(m) of the Code and (b) "nonemployee directors" as contemplated by Rule 16b-3 under the Exchange Act. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Board may delegate the responsibility for administering the Plan with respect to designated classes of eligible persons to different committees consisting of two or more members of the Board, subject to such limitations as the Board deems appropriate. Committee members shall serve for such term as the Board may determine, subject to removal by the Board at any time. To the extent consistent with applicable law, the Board may authorize one or more senior executive officers of the Company to grant Awards to designated classes of eligible persons, within the limits specifically prescribed by the Board. 3.2 Administration and Interpretation by Plan Administrator Except for the terms and conditions explicitly set forth in the Plan, the Plan Administrator shall have exclusive authority, in its discretion, to determine all matters relating to Awards under the Plan, including the selection of individuals to be granted Awards, the type of Awards, the number of shares of Common Stock subject to an Award, all terms, conditions, restrictions and limitations, if any, of an Award and the terms of any instrument that evidences the Award. The Plan Administrator shall also have exclusive authority to interpret the Plan and the terms of any instrument evidencing the Award and may from time to time adopt and change rules and regulations of general application for the Plan's administration. The Plan Administrator's interpretation of the Plan and its rules and regulations, and all actions taken and determinations made by the Plan Administrator pursuant to the Plan, shall be conclusive and binding on all parties involved or affected. The Plan Administrator may delegate administrative duties to such of the Company's officers as it so determines. SECTION 4. STOCK SUBJECT TO THE PLAN 4.1 Authorized Number of Shares Subject to adjustment from time to time as provided in Section 12.1, the number of shares of Common Stock that shall be available for issuance under the Plan shall be 1,800,000. In addition, (a) any authorized shares not issued or subject to outstanding awards under the Company's 1989 Stock Option Plan (the "Prior Plan") on the Effective Date and (b) any shares subject to outstanding awards under the Prior Plan on the Effective Date that cease to be subject to such awards (other than by reason of exercise or payment of the awards to the extent they are exercised for or settled in shares), up to an aggregate maximum of 25,000 shares, which shares shall cease, as of the date of shareholder approval of the Plan, to be available be available for grant and issuance under the Prior Plan, but shall be available for issuance under the Plan. Shares issued under the Plan shall be drawn from authorized and unissued shares or shares now held or subsequently acquired by the Company. 4.2 Limitations (a) Subject to adjustment from time to time as provided in Section 12.1, not more than an aggregate of 400,000 shares shall be available for issuance pursuant to grants of Stock Awards under the Plan. (b) Subject to adjustment from time to time as provided in Section 12.1, not more than 300,000 shares of Common Stock may be made subject to Awards under the Plan to any individual in the aggregate in any one fiscal year of the Company, except that the Company may make additional one-time grants of up to 600,000 shares to newly hired individuals, such limitation to be applied in a manner consistent with the requirements of, and only to the extent required for compliance with, the exclusion from the limitation on deductibility of compensation under Section 162(m) of the Code. 4.3 Reuse of Shares Any shares of Common Stock that have been made subject to an Award that cease to be subject to the Award (other than by reason of exercise or payment of the Award to the extent it is exercised for or settled in vested and nonforfeitable shares) shall again be available for issuance in connection with future grants of Awards under the Plan; provided, however, that for purposes of Section 4.2, any such shares shall be counted in accordance with the requirements of Section 162(m) of the Code. SECTION 5. ELIGIBILITY Awards may be granted under the Plan to those officers, directors and employees of the Company and its Related Corporations as the Plan Administrator from time to time selects. Awards may also be made to consultants, agents, advisors and independent contractors who provide services to the Company and its Related Corporations; provided, however, that such Participants render bona fide services that are not in connection with the offer and sale of the Company's securities in a capital-raising transaction and do not directly or indirectly promote or maintain a market for the Company's securities. SECTION 6. AWARDS 6.1 Form and Grant of Awards The Plan Administrator shall have the authority, in its sole discretion, to determine the type or types of Awards to be made under the Plan. Such Awards may include, but are not limited to, Incentive Stock Options, Nonqualified Stock Options and Stock Awards. Awards may be granted singly or in combination. 6.2 Settlement of Awards The Company may settle Awards through the delivery of shares of Common Stock, cash payments, the granting of replacement Awards or any combination thereof as the Plan Administrator shall determine. Any Award settlement, including payment deferrals, may be subject to such conditions, restrictions and contingencies as the Plan Administrator shall determine. The Plan Administrator may permit or require the deferral of any Award payment, subject to such rules and procedures as it may establish, which may include provisions for the payment or crediting of interest, or dividend equivalents, including converting such credits into deferred stock equivalents. The Plan Administrator may at any time offer to buy out, for a payment in cash or Common Stock, an Award previously granted based on such terms and conditions as the Plan Administrator shall establish and communicate to the Participant at the time such offer is made. 6.3 Acquired Company Awards Notwithstanding anything in the Plan to the contrary, the Plan Administrator may grant Awards under the Plan in substitution for awards issued under other plans, or assume under the Plan awards issued under other plans, if the other plans are or were plans of other acquired entities ("Acquired Entities") (or the parent of the Acquired Entity) and the new Award is substituted, or the old award is assumed, by reason of a merger, consolidation, acquisition of property or stock, reorganization or liquidation (the "Acquisition Transaction"). In the event that a written agreement pursuant to which the Acquisition Transaction is completed is approved by the Board and said agreement sets forth the terms and conditions of the substitution for or assumption of outstanding awards of the Acquired Entity, said terms and conditions shall be deemed to be the action of the Plan Administrator without any further action by the Plan Administrator, except as may be required for compliance with Rule 16b-3 under the Exchange Act, and the persons holding such awards shall be deemed to be Participants. SECTION 7. AWARDS OF OPTIONS 7.1 Grant of Options The Plan Administrator is authorized under the Plan, in its sole discretion, to issue Options as Incentive Stock Options or as Nonqualified Stock Options, which shall be appropriately designated. 7.2 Option Exercise Price The exercise price for shares purchased under an Option shall be as determined by the Plan Administrator, but shall not be less than 100% of the Fair Market Value of the Common Stock on the Grant Date with respect to Incentive Stock Options and not less than 85% of the Fair Market Value of the Common Stock on the Grant Date with respect to Nonqualified Stock Options. For Incentive Stock Options granted to a more than 10% shareholder, the Option exercise price shall be as specified in Section 8.2. 7.3 Term of Options The term of each Option (the "Option Term") shall be as established by the Plan Administrator or, if not so established, shall be ten years from the Grant Date. For Incentive Stock Options, the maximum Option Term shall be as specified in Sections 8.2 and 8.4. 7.4 Exercise of Options The Plan Administrator shall establish and set forth in each instrument that evidences an Option the time at which, or the installments in which, the Option shall vest and become exercisable, which provisions may be waived or modified by the Plan Administrator at any time. If not so established in the instrument evidencing the Option, the Option shall vest and become exercisable according to the following schedule, which may be waived or modified by the Plan Administrator at any time: Period of Participant's Continuous Employment or Service With the Company or Its Related Corporations Percent of Total Option From the Option Grant Date that Is Vested and Exercisable - --------------------------------------------- ------------------------------- After 1 year 25% After 2 years 50% After 3 years 75% After 4 years 100% The Plan Administrator may adjust the vesting schedule of an Option held by a Participant who works less than "full-time" as that term is defined by the Plan Administrator. To the extent that an Option has vested and become exercisable, the Option may be exercised from time to time by delivery to the Company of a written stock option exercise agreement or notice, in a form and in accordance with procedures established by the Plan Administrator, setting forth the number of shares with respect to which the Option is being exercised, the restrictions imposed on the shares purchased under such exercise agreement, if any, and such representations and agreements as may be required by the Plan Administrator, accompanied by payment in full as described in Section 7.5. An Option may not be exercised for less than a reasonable number of shares at any one time, as determined by the Plan Administrator. 7.5 Payment of Exercise Price The exercise price for shares purchased under an Option shall be paid in full to the Company by delivery of consideration equal to the product of the Option exercise price and the number of shares purchased. Such consideration must be paid in cash or by check or, unless the Plan Administrator in its sole discretion determines otherwise, either at the time the Option is granted or at any time before it is exercised, in any combination of (a) cash or check; (b) tendering (either actually or, if and so long as the Common Stock is registered under Section 12(b) or 12(g) of the Exchange Act, by attestation) shares of Common Stock already owned by the Participant for at least six months (or any shorter period necessary to avoid a charge to the Company's earnings for financial reporting purposes) having a Fair Market Value on the day prior to the exercise date equal to the aggregate Option exercise price; (c) if and so long as the Common Stock is registered under Section 12(b) or 12(g) of the Exchange Act, delivery of a properly executed exercise notice, together with irrevocable instructions, to (i) a brokerage firm designated by the Company to deliver promptly to the Company the aggregate amount of sale or loan proceeds to pay the Option exercise price and any withholding tax obligations that may arise in connection with the exercise and (ii) the Company to deliver the certificates for such purchased shares directly to such brokerage firm, all in accordance with the regulations of the Federal Reserve Board; or (d) such other consideration as the Plan Administrator may permit. In addition, to assist a Participant (including a Participant who is an officer or a director of the Company) in acquiring shares of Common Stock pursuant to an Award granted under the Plan, the Plan Administrator, in its sole discretion, may authorize, either at the Grant Date or at any time before the acquisition of Common Stock pursuant to the Award, (i) the payment by a Participant of a full-recourse promissory note, (ii) the payment by the Participant of the purchase price, if any, of the Common Stock in installments, or (iii) the guarantee by the Company of a full-recourse loan obtained by the Participant from a third party. Subject to the foregoing, the Plan Administrator shall in its sole discretion specify the terms of any loans, installment payments or loan guarantees, including the interest rate and terms of and security for repayment. 7.6 Post-Termination Exercises The Plan Administrator shall establish and set forth in each instrument that evidences an Option whether the Option shall continue to be exercisable, and the terms and conditions of such exercise, if a Participant ceases to be employed by, or to provide services to, the Company or its Related Corporations, which provisions may be waived or modified by the Plan Administrator at any time. If not so established in the instrument evidencing the Option, the Option shall be exercisable according to the following terms and conditions, which may be waived or modified by the Plan Administrator at any time: (a) Any portion of an Option that is not vested and exercisable on the date of termination of the Participant's employment or service relationship (the "Termination Date") shall expire on such date. (b) Any portion of an Option that is vested and exercisable on the Termination Date shall expire upon the earliest to occur of (i) the last day of the Option Term; (ii) if the Participant's Termination Date occurs for reasons other than Cause, death or Disability, the three-month anniversary of such Termination Date; and (iii) if the Participant's Termination Date occurs by reason of Disability or death, the one-year anniversary of such Termination Date. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the Participant dies after the Termination Date while the Option is otherwise exercisable, the portion of the Option that is vested and exercisable on such Termination Date shall expire upon the earlier to occur of (y) the last day of the Option Term and (z) the first anniversary of the date of death, unless the Plan Administrator determines otherwise. Also notwithstanding the foregoing, in case of termination of the Participant's employment or service relationship for Cause, the Option shall automatically expire upon first notification to the Participant of such termination, unless the Plan Administrator determines otherwise. If a Participant's employment or service relationship with the Company is suspended pending an investigation of whether the Participant shall be terminated for Cause, all the Participant's rights under any Option likewise shall be suspended during the period of investigation. A Participant's transfer of employment or service relationship between or among the Company and its Related Corporations, or a change in status from an employee to a consultant, agent, advisor or independent contractor, shall not be considered a termination of employment or service relationship for purposes of this Section 7. The effect of a Company-approved leave of absence on the terms and conditions of an Option shall be determined by the Plan Administrator, in its sole discretion. SECTION 8. INCENTIVE STOCK OPTION LIMITATIONS To the extent required by Section 422 of the Code, Incentive Stock Options shall be subject to the following additional terms and conditions: 8.1 Dollar Limitation To the extent the aggregate Fair Market Value (determined as of the Grant Date) of Common Stock with respect to which Incentive Stock Options are exercisable for the first time during any calendar year (under the Plan and all other stock option plans of the Company) exceeds $100,000, such portion in excess of $100,000 shall be treated as a Nonqualified Stock Option. In the event the Participant holds two or more such Options that become exercisable for the first time in the same calendar year, such limitation shall be applied on the basis of the order in which such Options are granted. 8.2 More Than 10% Stockholders If an individual owns more than 10% of the total voting power of all classes of the Company's stock, then the exercise price per share of an Incentive Stock Option shall not be less than 110% of the Fair Market Value of the Common Stock on the Grant Date and the Option Term shall not exceed five years. The determination of more than 10% ownership shall be made in accordance with Section 422 of the Code. 8.3 Eligible Employees Individuals who are not employees of the Company or one of its parent corporations or subsidiary corporations may not be granted Incentive Stock Options. For purposes of this Section 8.3, "parent corporation" and "subsidiary corporation" shall have the meanings attributed to those terms for purposes of Section 422 of the Code. 8.4 Term Subject to Section 8.2, the Option Term shall not exceed ten years. 8.5 Exercisability An Option designated as an Incentive Stock Option shall cease to qualify for favorable tax treatment as an Incentive Stock Option to the extent it is exercised (if permitted by the terms of the Option) (a) more than three months after the Termination Date for reasons other than death or Disability, (b) more than one year after the Termination Date by reason of Disability, or (c) after the Participant has been on leave of absence for more than 90 days, unless the Participant's reemployment rights are guaranteed by statute or contract. For purposes of this Section 8.5, Disability shall mean "disability" as that term is defined for purposes of Section 422 of the Code. 8.6 Taxation of Incentive Stock Options In order to obtain certain tax benefits afforded to Incentive Stock Options under Section 422 of the Code, the Participant must hold the shares issued upon the exercise of an Incentive Stock Option for two years after the Grant Date and one year from the date of exercise. A Participant may be subject to the alternative minimum tax at the time of exercise of an Incentive Stock Option. The Participant shall give the Company prompt notice of any disposition of shares acquired by the exercise of an Incentive Stock Option prior to the expiration of such holding periods. 8.7 Promissory Notes The amount of any promissory note delivered pursuant to Section 7.5 in connection with an Incentive Stock Option shall bear interest at a rate specified by the Plan Administrator, but in no case less than the rate required to avoid imputation of interest (taking into account any exceptions to the imputed interest rules) for federal income tax purposes. SECTION 9. STOCK AWARDS 9.1 Grant of Stock Awards The Plan Administrator is authorized to make Awards of Common Stock or Awards denominated in units of Common Stock on such terms and conditions and subject to such restrictions, if any (which may be based on continuous service with the Company or the achievement of performance goals related to profits, profit growth, profit-related return ratios, cash flow or total shareholder return, where such goals may be stated in absolute terms or relative to comparison companies), as the Plan Administrator shall determine, in its sole discretion, which terms, conditions and restrictions shall be set forth in the instrument evidencing the Award. The terms, conditions and restrictions that the Plan Administrator shall have the power to determine shall include, without limitation, the manner in which shares subject to Stock Awards are held during the periods they are subject to restrictions and the circumstances under which forfeiture of the Stock Award shall occur by reason of termination of the Participant's employment or service relationship. 9.2 Issuance of Shares Upon the satisfaction of any terms, conditions and restrictions prescribed in respect to a Stock Award, or upon the Participant's release from any terms, conditions and restrictions of a Stock Award, as determined by the Plan Administrator, the Company shall release, as soon as practicable, to the Participant or, in the case of the Participant's death, to the personal representative of the Participant's estate or as the appropriate court directs, the appropriate number of shares of Common Stock. 9.3 Waiver of Restrictions Notwithstanding any other provisions of the Plan, the Plan Administrator may, in its sole discretion, waive the forfeiture period and any other terms, conditions or restrictions on any Stock Award under such circumstances and subject to such terms and conditions as the Plan Administrator shall deem appropriate; provided, however, that the Plan Administrator may not adjust performance goals for any Stock Award intended to be exempt under Section 162(m) of the Code for the year in which the Stock Award is settled in such a manner as would increase the amount of compensation otherwise payable to a Participant. SECTION 10. WITHHOLDING The Company may require the Participant to pay to the Company the amount of any withholding taxes that the Company is required to withhold with respect to the grant, vesting or exercise of any Award. Subject to the Plan and applicable law, the Plan Administrator may, in its sole discretion, permit the Participant to satisfy withholding obligations, in whole or in part, (a) by paying cash, (b) by electing to have the Company withhold shares of Common Stock (up to the minimum required federal tax withholding rate) or (c) by transferring to the Company shares of Common Stock (already owned by the Participant for the period necessary to avoid a charge to the Company's earnings for financial reporting purposes), in such amounts as are equivalent to the Fair Market Value of the withholding obligation. The Company shall have the right to withhold from any Award or any shares of Common Stock issuable pursuant to an Award or from any cash amounts otherwise due or to become due from the Company to the Participant an amount equal to such taxes.. SECTION 11. ASSIGNABILITY Awards granted under the Plan and any interest therein may not be assigned, pledged or transferred by the Participant and may not be made subject to attachment or similar proceedings otherwise than by will or by the applicable laws of descent and distribution, and, during the Participant's lifetime, such Awards may be exercised only by the Participant. Notwithstanding the foregoing, and to the extent permitted by Section 422 of the Code, the Plan Administrator, in its sole discretion, may permit such assignment, transfer and exercisability and may permit a Participant to designate a beneficiary who may exercise the Award or receive compensation under the Award after the Participant's death; provided, however, that any Award so assigned or transferred shall be subject to all the same terms and conditions contained in the instrument evidencing the Award. SECTION 12. ADJUSTMENTS 12.1 Adjustment of Shares In the event that, at any time or from time to time, a stock dividend, stock split, spin-off, combination or exchange of shares, recapitalization, merger, consolidation, distribution to stockholders other than a normal cash dividend, or other change in the Company's corporate or capital structure results in (a) the outstanding shares, or any securities exchanged therefor or received in their place, being exchanged for a different number or class of securities of the Company or of any other corporation or (b) new, different or additional securities of the Company or of any other corporation being received by the holders of shares of Common Stock of the Company, then the Plan Administrator shall make proportional adjustments in (i) the maximum number and kind of securities subject to the Plan as set forth in Section 4.1 and the maximum number and kind of securities that may be made subject to Stock Awards and to Awards to any individual as set forth in Section 4.2, and (ii) the number and kind of securities that are subject to any outstanding Award and the per share price of such securities, without any change in the aggregate price to be paid therefor. The determination by the Plan Administrator as to the terms of any of the foregoing adjustments shall be conclusive and binding. Notwithstanding the foregoing, a dissolution or liquidation of the Company or a Corporate Transaction shall not be governed by this Section 12.1 but shall be governed by Sections 12.2 and 12.3, respectively. 12.2 Dissolution or Liquidation In the event of the proposed dissolution or liquidation of the Company, the Plan Administrator shall notify each Participant as soon as practicable prior to the effective date of such proposed transaction. The Plan Administrator in its discretion may permit a Participant to exercise an Option until ten days prior to such transaction with respect to all vested and exercisable shares of Common Stock covered thereby and with respect to such number of unvested shares as the Plan Administrator shall determine. In addition, the Plan Administrator may provide that any forfeiture provision or Company repurchase option applicable to any Award shall lapse as to such number of shares as the Plan Administrator shall determine, contingent upon the occurrence of the proposed dissolution or liquidation at the time and in the manner contemplated. To the extent an Option has not been previously exercised, the Option shall terminate automatically immediately prior to the consummation of the proposed action. To the extent a forfeiture provision applicable to a Stock Award has not been waived by the Plan Administrator, the Stock Award shall be forfeited automatically immediately prior to the consummation of the proposed action. 12.3 Corporate Transaction 12.3.1 Definition "Corporate Transaction" means any of the following events: (a) Consummation of any merger or consolidation of the Company with or into another corporation; (b) Consummation of any sale, lease, exchange or other transfer in one transaction or a series of related transactions of all or substantially all the Company's outstanding securities or substantially all the Company's assets other than a transfer of the Company's assets to a majority-owned subsidiary corporation (as defined in Section 8.3) of the Company; or (c) Acquisition by a person, within the meaning of Section 3(a)(9) or of Section 13(d)(3) (as in effect on the date of adoption of the Plan) of the Exchange Act of a majority or more of the Company's outstanding voting securities (whether directly or indirectly, beneficially or of record). Ownership of voting securities shall take into account and shall include ownership as determined by applying Rule 13d-3(d)(1)(i) (as in effect on the date of adoption of the Plan) under the Exchange Act. "Related Party Transaction" means (i) a merger of the Company in which the holders of shares of Common Stock immediately prior to the merger hold at least a majority of the shares of Common Stock in the surviving corporation or parent thereof immediately after the merger, (ii) a mere reincorporation of the Company or (iii) a transaction undertaken for the sole purpose of creating a holding company. 12.3.2 Options In the event of a Corporate Transaction, except as otherwise provided in the instrument evidencing the Award, each outstanding Option shall be assumed, continued or an equivalent option or right substituted by the surviving corporation, the successor corporation or its parent corporation, as applicable, (the "Successor Corporation"). If the Corporate Transaction is not a Related Party Transaction, upon consummation of the Corporate Transaction the assumed or substituted options shall automatically become fully vested and exercisable whether or not the vesting requirements set forth in the applicable option agreement have been satisfied; provided, that such acceleration will not occur if, in the opinion of the Company's outside accountants, such acceleration would render unavailable "pooling of interests" accounting treatment for any Corporate Transaction for which pooling of interests accounting treatment is sought by the Company. If the Corporate Transaction is a Related Party Transaction, the vesting schedule set forth in the instrument evidencing the Option shall continue to apply to the assumed or substituted options. In the event that the Successor Corporation refuses to assume or substitute for the Option, the Participant shall fully vest in and have the right to exercise the Option as to all of the shares of Common Stock subject thereto, including shares as to which the Option would not otherwise be vested or exercisable. If an Option will become fully vested and exercisable in lieu of assumption or substitution in the event of a Corporate Transaction, the Plan Administrator shall notify the Participant in writing or electronically that the Option shall be fully vested and exercisable for a specified time period after the date of such notice, and the Option shall terminate upon the expiration of such period, in each case conditioned on the consummation of the Corporate Transaction. For the purposes of this Section 12.3, the Option shall be considered assumed if, following the Corporate Transaction, the option or right confers the right to purchase or receive, for each share of Common Stock subject to the Option, immediately prior to the Corporate Transaction, the consideration (whether stock, cash, or other securities or property) received in the Corporate Transaction by holders of Common Stock for each share held on the effective date of the transaction (and if holders were offered a choice of consideration, the type of consideration chosen by the holders of a majority of the outstanding shares); provided, however, that if such consideration received in the Corporate Transaction is not solely common stock of the Successor Corporation, the Plan Administrator may, with the consent of the Successor Corporation, provide for the consideration to be received upon the exercise of the Option, for each share of Common Stock subject thereto, to be solely common stock of the Successor Corporation equal in fair market value to the per share consideration received by holders of Common Stock in the Corporate Transaction. All Options shall terminate and cease to remain outstanding immediately following the consummation of the Corporate Transaction, except to the extent assumed by the Successor Corporation. 12.3.3 Stock Awards In the event of a Corporate Transaction, except as otherwise provided in the instrument evidencing the Award, the vesting of Shares subject to Stock Awards shall accelerate, and the forfeiture provisions to which such Shares are subject shall lapse, if and to the same extent that the vesting and exercisability of outstanding Options accelerate in connection with the Corporate Transaction. If unvested Options are to be assumed, continued or substituted by a Successor Corporation without acceleration upon the occurrence of a Corporate Transaction, the forfeiture provisions to which such shares are subject will continue with respect to shares of the Successor Corporation that may be issued in exchange for such Shares. 12.4 Further Adjustment of Awards Subject to Sections 12.2 and 12.3, the Plan Administrator shall have the discretion, exercisable at any time before a sale, merger, consolidation, reorganization, liquidation or change in control of the Company, as defined by the Plan Administrator, to take such further action as it determines to be necessary or advisable, and fair and equitable to the Participants, with respect to Awards. Such authorized action may include (but shall not be limited to) establishing, amending or waiving the type, terms, conditions or duration of, or restrictions on, Awards so as to provide for earlier, later, extended or additional time for exercise, lifting restrictions and other modifications, and the Plan Administrator may take such actions with respect to all Participants, to certain categories of Participants or only to individual Participants. The Plan Administrator may take such action before or after granting Awards to which the action relates and before or after any public announcement with respect to such sale, merger, consolidation, reorganization, liquidation or change in control that is the reason for such action. 12.5 Limitations The grant of Awards shall in no way affect the Company's right 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. 12.6 Fractional Shares In the event of any adjustment in the number of shares covered by any Award, each such Award shall cover only the number of full shares resulting from such adjustment. SECTION 13. AMENDMENT AND TERMINATION OF PLAN 13.1 Amendment of Plan The Plan may be amended only by the Board in such respects as it shall deem advisable; provided, however, that to the extent required for compliance with Section 422 of the Code or any applicable law or regulation, shareholder approval shall be required for any amendment that would (a) increase the total number of shares available for issuance under the Plan, (b) modify the class of persons eligible to receive Options, or (c) otherwise require shareholder approval under any applicable law or regulation. Any amendment made to the Plan that would constitute a "modification" to Incentive Stock Options outstanding on the date of such amendment shall not, without the consent of the Participant, be applicable to such outstanding Incentive Stock Options but shall have prospective effect only. 13.2 Termination of Plan The Board may suspend or terminate the Plan at any time. The Plan shall have no fixed expiration date; provided, however, that no Incentive Stock Options may be granted more than ten years after the later of (a) the Plan's adoption by the Board and (b) the adoption by the Board of any amendment to the Plan that constitutes the adoption of a new plan for purposes of Section 422 of the Code. 13.3 Consent of Participant The amendment or termination of the Plan or the amendment of an outstanding Award shall not, without the Participant's consent, impair or diminish any rights or obligations under any Award theretofore granted to the Participant under the Plan. Any change or adjustment to an outstanding Incentive Stock Option shall not, without the consent of the Participant, be made in a manner so as to constitute a "modification" that would cause such Incentive Stock Option to fail to continue to qualify as an Incentive Stock Option. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any adjustments made pursuant to Section 12 shall not be subject to these restrictions. SECTION 14. GENERAL 14.1 Evidence of Awards Awards granted under the Plan shall be evidenced by a written instrument that shall contain such terms, conditions, limitations and restrictions as the Plan Administrator shall deem advisable and that are not inconsistent with the Plan. 14.2 No Individual Rights Nothing in the Plan or any Award granted under the Plan shall be deemed to constitute an employment contract or confer or be deemed to confer on any Participant any right to continue in the employ of, or to continue any other relationship with, the Company or any Related Corporation or limit in any way the right of the Company or any Related Corporation to terminate a Participant's employment or other relationship at any time, with or without Cause. 14.3 Registration Notwithstanding any other provision of the Plan, the Company shall have no obligation to issue or deliver any shares of Common Stock under the Plan or make any other distribution of benefits under the Plan unless such issuance, delivery or distribution would comply with all applicable laws (including, without limitation, the requirements of the Securities Act), and the applicable requirements of any securities exchange or similar entity. The Company shall be under no obligation to any Participant to register for offering or resale or to qualify for exemption under the Securities Act, or to register or qualify under state securities laws, any shares of Common Stock, security or interest in a security paid or issued under, or created by, the Plan, or to continue in effect any such registrations or qualifications if made. The Company may issue certificates for shares with such legends and subject to such restrictions on transfer and stop-transfer instructions as counsel for the Company deems necessary or desirable for compliance by the Company with federal and state securities laws. To the extent that the Plan or any instrument evidencing an Award provides for issuance of stock certificates to reflect the issuance of shares of Common Stock, the issuance may be effected on a noncertificated basis, to the extent not prohibited by applicable law or the applicable rules of any stock exchange. 14.4 No Rights as a Shareholder No Option or Stock Award denominated in units shall entitle the Participant to any cash dividend, voting or other right of a shareholder unless and until the date of issuance under the Plan of the shares that are the subject of such Award. 14.5 Compliance With Laws and Regulations Notwithstanding anything in the Plan to the contrary, the Plan Administrator, in its sole discretion, may bifurcate the Plan so as to restrict, limit or condition the use of any provision of the Plan to Participants who are officers or directors subject to Section 14 of the Exchange Act without so restricting, limiting or conditioning the Plan with respect to other Participants. Additionally, in interpreting and applying the provisions of the Plan, any Option granted as an Incentive Stock Option pursuant to the Plan shall, to the extent permitted by law, be construed as an "incentive stock option" within the meaning of Section 422 of the Code. 14.6 Participants in Foreign Countries The Plan Administrator shall have the authority to adopt such modifications, procedures and subplans as may be necessary or desirable to comply with provisions of the laws of foreign countries in which the Company or its Related Corporations may operate to assure the viability of the benefits from Awards granted to Participants employed in such countries and to meet the objectives of the Plan. 14.7 No Trust or Fund The Plan is intended to constitute an "unfunded" plan. Nothing contained herein shall require the Company to segregate any monies or other property, or shares of Common Stock, or to create any trusts, or to make any special deposits for any immediate or deferred amounts payable to any Participant, and no Participant shall have any rights that are greater than those of a general unsecured creditor of the Company. 14.8 Severability If any provision of the Plan or any Award is determined to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, or as to any person, or would disqualify the Plan or any Award under any law deemed applicable by the Plan Administrator, such provision shall be construed or deemed amended to conform to applicable laws, or, if it cannot be so construed or deemed amended without, in the Plan Administrator's determination, materially altering the intent of the Plan or the Award, such provision shall be stricken as to such jurisdiction, person or Award, and the remainder of the Plan and any such Award shall remain in full force and effect. 14.9 Choice of Law The Plan and all determinations made and actions taken pursuant hereto, to the extent not otherwise governed by the laws of the United States, shall be governed by the laws of the State of Washington without giving effect to principles of conflicts of laws. SECTION 15. EFFECTIVE DATE The Effective Date is the date on which the Plan is adopted by the Board, so long as it is approved by the Company's stockholders at any time within 12 months of such adoption.
PLAN ADOPTION AND AMENDMENTS/ADJUSTMENTS SUMMARY PAGE Section/Effect Date of Shareholder Date of Board Action Action of Amendment Approval - -------------------- ----------------- ------------- ------------------- March 7, 2000 Initial Plan Adoption June 28, 2000