SUN MICROSYSTEMS, INC.
U.S. VICE PRESIDENT INVOLUNTARY SEPARATION PLAN
Purpose of Plan
The Sun Microsystems, Inc. U.S. Vice President Involuntary Separation Plan (the “Plan”) provides Notification
Benefits and Severance Benefits if your employment terminates because of a Workforce Reduction or
Involuntary Termination (defined below). However, this Plan does not provide benefits if you voluntarily terminate
employment or if you are terminated for Cause. You must sign, and not revoke, a Release and Waiver
Agreement in order to receive Severance Benefits.
The Plan is intended to satisfy, where applicable, the obligations of Sun under the Federal Worker Adjustment
and Retraining Notification (“WARN”) Act. The Plan is also intended to constitute a separation pay arrangement
that does not provide for a deferral of compensation for purposes of Section 409A of the Internal Revenue
This Plan was originally adopted effective May 1, 2006. It is now restated effective November 2, 2006. In this
document “Sun” means Sun Microsystems, Inc., its subsidiaries and its successor or successors.
The Plan is an unfunded welfare benefit plan maintained by Sun for the purpose of providing benefits for a select
group of management or highly compensated employees. This document constitutes the official plan document
Under this Plan, you are eligible to receive two types of benefits: Notification Benefits and Severance Benefits.
“Notification Benefits” consist of Notification Pay and Employment Transition Services. You need not sign a
Release and Waiver Agreement in order to receive Notification Benefits.
“Severance Benefits” consist of a lump sum Severance Payment and payment of COBRA Premiums (if
eligible). You will not receive Severance Benefits if you do not sign a Release and Waiver Agreement, or if you
sign a Release and Waiver Agreement but revoke it within the seven (7) calendar day revocation period.
The amount of Severance Benefits available