FORM OF SYNOPSYS, INC.
2005 NON-EMPLOYEE DIRECTORS EQUITY INCENTIVE PLAN
OPTION GRANT NOTICE
([INITIAL] [ANNUAL OR INTERIM] AWARD)
Synopsys, Inc. (the “ Corporation ”), pursuant to its 2005 Non-Employee Directors Equity Incentive Plan (the “ Plan ”),
hereby grants to the Eligible Director an option to purchase the number of shares of the Corporation’s Common Stock set forth
below. This option is subject to the terms and conditions as set forth herein and in the Option Agreement, the Notice of
Exercise, and the Plan, all of which are attached hereto and incorporated herein in their entirety.
Additional Terms/Acknowledgements: The undersigned Eligible Director acknowledges receipt of,
and understands and agrees to, this Option Grant Notice, the Option Agreement, and the Plan. Eligible
Director further acknowledges that as of the Date of Grant, this Option Grant Notice, the Option
Agreement, and the Plan set forth the entire understanding between Eligible Director and the Corporation
regarding the option granted hereby and supersede all prior oral and written agreements on that subject.
ATTACHMENTS : Option Agreement, Notice of Exercise, and 2005 Non-Employee Directors Equity
Date of Grant:
Number of Shares Subject to Option:
Exercise Price (Per Share):
Total Exercise Price:
Type of Grant: Nonstatutory Stock Option
[Initial Award: The shares vest and become exercisable in a series of four (4) successive
equal installments as the Eligible Director continues in Board service through the date
immediately preceding each of the first four (4) Annual Meetings following the Date of Grant.]
[Annual or Interim Award: The shares vest and become exercisable in a series of thirty-six
(36) successive equal installments for each month the Eligible Director continues in Board