BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB COMPANY
1983 STOCK OPTION PLAN
(as amended and restated effective as of September 10, 1996)
i. Purpose: The purpose of the 1983 Stock Option Plan (as amended and restated effective as of September 10,
1996) (the "Plan") is to secure for the Company and its stockholders the benefits of the incentive inherent in
common stock ownership by the officers and key employees of the Company and its Subsidiaries and Affiliates
who will be largely responsible for the Company's future growth and continued financial success and by providing
long-term incentives in addition to current compensation to certain key executives of the Company and its
Subsidiaries and Affiliates who contribute significantly to the long-term performance and growth of the Company
and such Subsidiaries and Affiliates. It is intended that the former purpose will be effected through the grant of
stock options and stock appreciation rights under the Plan and that the latter purpose will be effected through an
award conditionally granting performance units under the Plan, either independently or in conjunction with and
related to a nonqualified stock option grant under the Plan. The Bristol-Myers Squibb Company Long-Term
Performance Award Plan
(as amended to January 17, 1983 and in effect as of December 31, 1992) ("LTPAP") has been merged into and
consolidated with the Plan as of January 1, 1993. As used herein, the term "Prior Plan" shall mean the Bristol-
Myers Squibb Company 1983 Stock Option Plan (as amended through May 1, 1991 and in effect as of
December 31, 1992) prior to its amendment and restatement as of January 1, 1993.
ii. Definitions: For purposes of this Plan:
"Affiliate" shall mean any entity in which the Company has an ownership interest of at least 20%.
"Code" shall mean the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.
"Common Stock" shall mean the Company's common stock (par value $.10 per share).
"Company" shall mean Bristol-Myers Squibb Company.
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