BROOKS AUTOMATION, INC.
NONQUALIFIED STOCK OPTION AGREEMENT
Nonqualified Stock Option Agreement (the "Option") made effective as of <<OPTION_DATE>>, between
Brooks Automation, Inc. (the "Corporation"), and <<FIRST_NAME>> <<MIDDLE_NAME>>
<<LAST_NAME>> (the "Recipient"), an employee of the Corporation, a Parent or a Subsidiary, pursuant to the
Corporation's 1998 Employee Equity Incentive Plan, as it may be amended from time to time (the "1998 Plan").
W I T N E S S E T H:
WHEREAS, on April 24, 1998, the Corporation adopted the 1998 Plan which provides for the issuance of
stock options, and
WHEREAS, the Corporation and the Recipient desire to enter into an agreement whereby the Corporation will
grant the Recipient an option to purchase shares of the Common Stock, $.01 par value, of the Corporation (the
NOW, THEREFORE, for good and valuation consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby
acknowledged, the Corporation and the Recipient agrees as follows:
1. Grant of Option.
Pursuant to the terms and conditions of the 1998 Plan and this Option, the Corporation hereby grants to the
Recipient an Option to purchase, as provided in Section 3 hereof, all or any part of a total of
<<SHARES_GRANTED>> shares of Stock (the "Option Shares").
2. Purchase Price.
The price at which the Option Shares may be purchased shall be <<OPTION_PRICE>> per share (the "Option
Exercise Price"). This price is not less than the Fair Market Value of the Stock on the date of this Option.
3. Vesting and Exercise of Option.
Subject to the provisions of Section 4 and the right of the Corporation to accelerate the date upon which any or
all of the shares covered by this Option becomes exercisable, the Employee shall become entitled to purchase the
indicated percentage of the Option Shares as follows:
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If Recipient has attained age 55 and completed at least five years of continuous employment with the Corporation
on the date of termination of employment with the Corp