STOCK OPTION AGREEMENT
[Form for grantees other than Sam Thomas]
THIS STOCK OPTION AGREEMENT is entered into as of the 19th day of March, 2004, by and between Chart Industries,
Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), and (the “Optionee”).
WHEREAS, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors (the “Committee”) is authorized to administer the
Company’s 2004 Stock Option and Incentive Plan (the “Plan”); and
WHEREAS, the Committee has determined that the Optionee, as a key employee of [ , an Affiliate of] the
Company should be granted a stock option under the Plan upon the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement, and for
the number of shares of Common Stock, par value $.01 per share, of the Company (the “Shares”) set forth herein below;
NOW, THEREFORE, the Company and the Optionee hereby agree as follows:
1. Definitions . Capitalized terms shall have the meanings set forth in the Plan (as defined below) unless otherwise
specifically set forth below or elsewhere herein:
(a) The word “Agreement” shall mean this instrument.
(b) The words “Credit Agreement” shall mean that certain Amended and Restated Revolving Credit Agreement dated as
of September 15, 2003, by and among the Company, its lenders and the other parties thereto identified on the
signature pages of said Agreement.
(c) The word “EBITDAR” shall have the same meaning as “Consolidated EBITDA” as defined in the Credit Agreement.
(d) The words “Family Group” shall mean with respect to the Optionee such person’s spouse, siblings and descendants
(whether or not adopted) and any trust, family limited partnership or limited liability company that is and remains
solely for the benefit of such person and/or such person’s spouse, siblings and/or descendants.
(e) The word “Option” shall mean the right and option of the Optionee to purchase Shares pursuant to the terms of th