NONQUALIFIED STOCK OPTION TO PURCHASE SHARES OF COMMON
STOCK UNDER THE HARVARD BIOSCIENCE, INC.
2000 STOCK OPTION AND INCENTIVE PLAN
Pursuant to the Harvard Bioscience, Inc. 2000 Stock Option and Incentive Plan (the “Plan”), Harvard
Bioscience, Inc., a Delaware corporation (including its successors, the “Company”), hereby grants to
(the “Optionee”) an option to purchase (the “Option”) prior to the tenth (10th) anniversary of the
date hereof (the “Expiration Date”), at an exercise price per share of __DOCTEXT__nbsp; all or any of shares of
Common Stock, $.01 par value, of the Company (the “Shares”), subject to the terms and conditions set forth
herein and in the Plan (the “Agreement”). This Option is intended to be a Nonqualified Stock Option granted
under the Plan.
1. Vesting Schedule . No portion of this Option may be exercised until such portion shall have
vested. Except as set forth below and subject to the terms and conditions set forth below, this Option shall be
vested and exercisable with respect to the following number of Shares on the dates indicated:
Once vested, this Stock Option shall continue to be exercisable at any time or times prior to the close of business
on the Expiration Date, subject to the provisions hereof and of the Plan.
2. Manner of Exercise . The Optionee may exercise the Option only in the following
manner: From time to time prior to the Expiration Date, the Optionee may give written notice to the Company of
any election to purchase some or all of the vested Shares purchasable at the time of such notice. Said notice shall
specify the number of vested Shares to be purchased and shall be accompanied by payment therefor in cash,
certified check, bank check or wire transfer, in U.S. funds, payable to the order of the Company in an amount
equal to the purchase
(Option Issuance Date)