DISCRETIONARY OPTION GRANTS
2004 EQUITY INCENTIVE PLAN
STOCK OPTION AGREEMENT
(INCENTIVE STOCK OPTION OR NONSTATUTORY STOCK OPTION)
Pursuant to your Stock Option Grant Notice (“Grant Notice”) and this Stock Option Agreement, Dionex
Corporation (the “Company”) has granted you an option under its 2004 Equity Incentive Plan (the “Plan”) to
purchase the number of shares of the Company’s Common Stock indicated in your Grant Notice at the exercise
price indicated in your Grant Notice. Defined terms not explicitly defined in this Stock Option Agreement but
defined in the Plan shall have the same definitions as in the Plan.
The details of your option are as follows:
1. VESTING. Subject to the limitations contained herein, your option will vest as provided in your Grant
Notice, provided that vesting will cease upon the termination of your Continuous Service.
2. NUMBER OF SHARES AND EXERCISE PRICE. The number of shares of Common Stock subject to your
option and your exercise price per share referenced in your Grant Notice may be adjusted from time to time for
3. EXERCISE RESTRICTION FOR NON-EXEMPT EMPLOYEES. In the event that you are an Employee
eligible for overtime compensation under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, as amended ( i.e. , a “ Non-
Exempt Employee ”), you may not exercise your option until you have completed at least six (6) months of
Continuous Service measured from the Date of Grant specified in your Grant Notice, notwithstanding any other
provision of your option.
4. EXERCISE PRIOR TO VESTING (“EARLY EXERCISE”). If permitted in your Grant Notice ( i.e. , the
“Exercise Schedule” indicates that “Early Exercise” of your option is permitted) and subject to the provisions of
your option, you may elect at any time that is both (i) during the period of your Continuous Service and (ii) during
the term of your option, to exercise all or part of your option, including the non