RELIANT ENERGY, INC.
2002 LONG-TERM INCENTIVE PLAN
RESTRICTED STOCK AWARD AGREEMENT
Pursuant to this Award Agreement, as of May 16, 2007, Reliant Energy, Inc. (the “Company”) hereby
grants to «Director» (the “Participant”), a Director of the Company, «Shares» shares of Restricted Stock.
Such number of shares are subject to adjustment as provided in Section 15 of the Reliant Energy, Inc. 2002
Long-Term Incentive Plan (the “Plan”), subject to the terms, conditions and restrictions described in the Plan and
in this Agreement.
1. Relationship to the Plan. This grant of Restricted Stock is subject to all of the terms, conditions and
provisions of the Plan and administrative interpretations thereunder, if any, which have been adopted by the
Committee and are in effect on this date. Except as defined herein, capitalized terms have the same meanings
as under the Plan. If any provision of this Award Agreement conflicts with the express terms of the Plan, the
terms of the Plan control and, if necessary, the applicable provisions of this Award Agreement are deemed
amended so as to carry out the purpose and intent of the Plan. References to the Participant also include the
heirs or other legal representatives of the Participant or the Participant’s estate.
2. Restrictions. The Restricted Stock granted under this Agreement may not be sold, assigned, transferred,
pledged or otherwise encumbered until the restrictions have lapsed (“Restriction Period”) except as otherwise
provided in this Section 2. Notwithstanding anything herein or in the Plan to the contrary, the shares of
Restricted Stock are transferable by the Participant to Immediate Family Members, Immediate Family
Member Trusts, and Immediate Family Member Partnerships pursuant to Section 14 of the Plan.
3. Vesting and Forfeiture.
(a) The Restricted Stock vests as of the date of the Company’s annual meeting in «Vest_Year» (“Vesting
Date”) (the end of the Participant’s current term as a Director d