THE LACLEDE GROUP, INC.
EQUITY INCENTIVE PLAN
RESTRICTED STOCK AWARD AGREEMENT
THIS AGREEMENT, made as of this ___ day of ____________ 20__, between The Laclede Group, Inc. (the
"Company") and ________________ (the "Participant").
WHEREAS, the Company has adopted and maintains The Laclede Group, Inc. Equity Incentive Plan (the
"Plan") to promote the interests of the Company and its stockholders by providing the key employees of the
Company and its subsidiaries with an appropriate incentive to encourage them to continue in the employ of the
Company and its subsidiaries and to improve the growth and profitability of the Company;
WHEREAS, the Plan provides for the Award to Participants in the Plan of Restricted Stock of the Company.
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants set forth in this Agreement, the parties hereto
hereby agree as follows:
1. GRANT OF RESTRICTED STOCK. Pursuant to, and subject to, the terms and conditions set forth herein
and in the Plan, the Company grants to the Participant ____ Shares of Common Stock of the Company subject
to the restrictions set forth in Section 4 of this Agreement (the "Restricted Stock").
2. GRANT DATE. The Grant Date of the Restricted Stock is ________________, 20__.
3. INCORPORATION OF PLAN. All terms, conditions and restrictions of the Plan are incorporated herein and
made part hereof as if stated herein. If there is any conflict between the terms and conditions of the Plan and this
Agreement, the terms and conditions of the Plan, as interpreted by the Administrator, shall govern. All capitalized
terms used herein shall have the meaning given to such terms in the Plan.
4. RESTRICTIONS. Except as hereinafter provided, Participant shall forfeit, for no consideration from the
Company, all of the Shares of Restricted Stock awarded hereunder upon Participant's termination of employment
for any reason prior to _____________, 20__. This Award shall expire on the Participant's termination of
employment with respe