BROCADE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS, INC.
1999 STOCK PLAN
(as amended and restated on November 17, 2006)
1. Purposes of the Plan . The purposes of this 1999 Stock Plan are:
Options granted under the Plan may be Incentive Stock Options or Nonstatutory Stock Options, as
determined by the Administrator at the time of grant. Stock Purchase Rights and Restricted Stock Units may also
be granted under the Plan.
2. Definitions . As used herein, the following definitions shall apply:
(a) “ Administrator ” means the Board or any of its Committees as shall be administering the Plan, in
accordance with Section 4 of the Plan.
(b) “ Applicable Laws ” means the requirements relating to the administration of equity-based award plans
under U. S. state corporate laws, U.S. federal and state securities laws, the Code, any stock exchange or
quotation system on which the Common Stock is listed or quoted and the applicable laws of any foreign country
or jurisdiction where Awards are, or will be, granted under the Plan.
(c) “ Award ” means, individually or collectively, a grant under the Plan of Options, Stock Purchase Rights
or Restricted Stock Units and other stock or cash awards as the Administrator may determine.
(d) “ Award Agreement ” means the written or electronic agreement setting forth the terms and provisions
applicable to each Award granted under the Plan, including an Option Agreement. The Award Agreement is
subject to the terms and conditions of the Plan.
(e) “ Board ” means the Board of Directors of the Company.
(f) “ Code ” means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.
(g) “ Committee ” means a committee of Directors appointed by the Board in accordance with Section 4
of the Plan.
(h) “ Common Stock ” means the common stock of the Company.
(i) “ Company ” means Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., a Delaware corporation.
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