STOCK OPTION AGREEMENT
THIS STOCK OPTION AGREEMENT is entered into as of the 19th day of March, 2004, by and between Chart Industries,
Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), and Samuel F. Thomas (the “Optionee”).
WHEREAS, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors (the “Committee”) is authorized to administer the
Company’s 2004 Stock Option and Incentive Plan (the “Plan”); and
WHEREAS, the Committee has determined that the Optionee, as a key employee of the Company should be granted a
stock option under the Plan upon the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement, and for the number of shares of
Common Stock, par value $.01 per share, of the Company (the “Shares”) set forth herein below;
NOW, THEREFORE, the Company and the Optionee hereby agree as follows:
1. Definitions . Capitalized terms shall have the meanings set forth in the Plan (as defined below) unless otherwise
specifically set forth below or elsewhere herein:
(a) The word “Agreement” shall mean this instrument.
(b) The words “Family Group” shall mean with respect to the Optionee such person’s spouse, siblings and descendants
(whether or not adopted) and any trust, family limited partnership or limited liability company that is and remains
solely for the benefit of such person and/or such person’s spouse, siblings and/or descendants.
(c) The word “Option” shall mean the right and option of the Optionee to purchase Shares pursuant to the terms of this
(d) The words “Option Price” shall mean the price at which Shares may be acquired upon the exercise of any Option.
(e) The words “ Option Shares ” shall mean (i) the Shares and any other capital stock or equity securities of the
Company acquired by the Optionee or his successors by virtue of the exercise of the Option and (ii) any capital stock
or other equity securities issued or issuable directly or indirectly with respect to the securities referred to in