RAMTRON INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
1999 STOCK OPTION PLAN
1. Establishment and Purpose of the Plan.
Ramtron International Corporation hereby establishes this 1999 Stock Option Plan to promote the interests of
the Company and its stockholders by (i) helping to attract and retain the services of employees of the Company
who are in a position to make a material contribution to the successful operation of the Company's business, (ii)
motivating such persons, by means of performance-related incentives, to achieve the Company's business goals
(iii) enabling such persons to participate in the long-term growth and financial success of the Company by
providing them with an opportunity to purchase stock of the Company.
The following definitions shall apply throughout the Plan:
a. "Affiliate" shall mean any entity that directly, or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, controls or is
controlled by, or is under common control with, the Company.
b. "Board of Directors" shall mean the Board of Directors of the Company.
c. "Code" shall mean the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. References in the Plan to any section of
the Code shall be deemed to include any amendment or successor provisions to such section and any regulations
issued under such section.
d. "Company" shall mean Ramtron International Corporation, a Delaware corporation (or any successor
corporation), any "subsidiary" corporation, whether now or hereafter existing as defined in Section 424(f) and (g)
of the Code, and any "parent" corporation, whether now or hereafter existing, as defined in Sections 424(e) and
(g) of the Code.
e. "Continuous Employment" shall mean the absence of any interruption or termination of employment by the
Company. Continuous Employment shall not be considered interrupted in the case of sick leave, military leave, or
any other leave of absence approved by the Board of Directors or in the case of transfers between locations of
f. "Disability" s