SUN MICROSYSTEMS, INC.
U.S. VICE PRESIDENT SEVERANCE PLAN
SUMMARY PLAN DESCRIPTION
Purpose of Plan
The Sun Microsystems, Inc. U.S. Vice President Severance Plan (the “Plan”) provides Notification Benefits and Severance
Benefits if your employment terminates because of a Workforce Reduction, Retirement, Mutual Agreement or Involuntary
Termination (all defined below). However, this Plan does not provide benefits if you voluntarily terminate employment or if you
are terminated for Cause. You must sign, and not revoke, a Release and Waiver Agreement in order to receive Severance
The Plan is intended to satisfy, where applicable, the obligations of Sun under the Federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining
Notification (“WARN”) Act.
This Plan was originally adopted effective July 1, 2005. It is now restated effective November 1, 2005. In this document “Sun”
means Sun Microsystems, Inc., its subsidiaries and its successor or successors.
This document constitutes both the official plan document and the required summary plan description under ERISA.
Under this Plan, you are eligible to receive two types of benefits: Notification Benefits and Severance Benefits.
“Notification Benefits” consist of Notification Pay and employment transition services. You need not sign a Release and
Waiver Agreement in order to receive Notification Benefits.
“Severance Benefits” consist of a lump sum Severance Payment and Severance COBRA Payment (if eligible). You will not
receive Severance Benefits if you do not sign a Release and Waiver Agreement, or if you sign a Release and Waiver Agreement
but revoke it within the seven (7) calendar day revocation period.
The amount of Severance Benefits available to you depends on whether you are a member of Sun’s Executive Management
Group (“EMG”) or a Vice President who is not a member of the EMG.
You are an Eligible Employee under the Plan if you are: