2006 EQUITY INCENTIVE PLAN
STOCK OPTION AGREEMENT
This Stock Option Agreement (this “ Agreement ”) is made and entered into as of the Date of Grant set forth below (the “
Date of Grant ”) by and between VeriSign, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “ Company ”), and the Optionee named below (“
Optionee ”). Capitalized terms not defined herein shall have the meaning ascribed to them in the Company’s 2006 Equity
Incentive Plan (the “ Plan ”).
1. Grant of Option . The Company hereby grants to Optionee a nonqualified stock option (this “ Option ”) to purchase up
to the total number of shares of Common Stock of the Company set forth above as Total Option Shares (collectively, the “
Shares ”) at the Exercise Price Per Share set forth above (the “ Exercise Price ”), subject to all of the terms and conditions of
this Agreement and the Plan.
2. Vesting; Exercise Period .
2.1 Vesting of Shares . This Option shall be exercisable as it vests. Subject to the terms and conditions of the Plan and
this Agreement, this Option shall vest and become exercisable as to portions of the Shares as follows: (a) this Option shall not
be exercisable with respect to any of the Shares until the First Vesting Date set forth above; (b) if Optionee has continuously
provided services to the Company, or any Parent or Subsidiary of the Company, then on the First Vesting Date, this Option
shall become exercisable as to 25% of the Shares; and (c) thereafter this Option shall become exercisable as to an additional
6.25% of the Shares on each quarterly anniversary of the First Vesting Date, provided that Optionee has continuously provided
services to the Company, or any Parent or Subsidiary of the Company, at all times during the relevant quarter. This Option shall
cease to vest upon Optionee’s Termination and Optionee shall in no event be entitled under this Option to purchase a number
of shares of the Company’s Common Stock greater than the “Total Option Shares.”
2.2 Vesting of Options . S