2004 EQUITY INCENTIVE PLAN
ADOPTED BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS: SEPTEMBER 7, 2004
APPROVED BY THE STOCKHOLDERS: OCTOBER 22, 2004
AS AMENDED AND RESTATED ON OCTOBER 27, 2006
AS AMENDED AND RESTATED AUGUST 7, 2007
TERMINATION DATE: SEPTEMBER 6, 2014
(a) Successor and Continuation of Prior Plans. The Plan is intended as the successor and continuation of
the Dionex Corporation Stock Option Plan and the Dionex Corporation 1988 Directors’ Stock Option Plan (the
“Prior Plans” ). Following the effective date of this Plan, no additional options shall be granted under the Prior
Plans. Any shares remaining available for issuance pursuant to the exercise of options under the Prior Plans shall
become incorporated into this Plan and available for issuance pursuant to Stock Awards granted hereunder. All
outstanding options granted under the Prior Plans shall remain subject to the terms of the Prior Plans. Any shares
subject to outstanding options granted under the Prior Plans that expire or terminate for any reason prior to
exercise shall become available for issuance pursuant to Stock Awards granted hereunder. All Stock Awards
granted subsequent to the effective date of this Plan shall be subject to the terms of this Plan.
(b) Eligible Stock Award Recipients. The persons eligible to receive Stock Awards are Employees,
Directors and Consultants.
(c) Available Stock Awards. The Plan provides for the grant of the following Stock Awards: (i) Incentive
Stock Options; (ii) Nonstatutory Stock Options; (iii) Stock Purchase Awards; (iv) Stock Bonus Awards;
(v) Stock Appreciation Rights; (vi) Stock Unit Awards; and (vii) Other Stock Awards.
(d) General Purpose. The Company, by means of the Plan, seeks to secure and retain the services of the
group of persons eligible to receive Stock Awards, to provide incentives for such persons to exert maximum
efforts for the success of the Company and its Affiliates and to provide a means by w