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STEREOTAXIS, INC. filed this Form S-1/A on 06/17/2004
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2002 Stock Incentive Plan

       Our 2002 Stock Incentive Plan was adopted by our board of directors in February 2002 and approved by our stockholders in March 2002. As of March 31, 2004, a total of 9,111,567 shares of common stock have been reserved for issuance under this plan, which includes shares that were available for issuance under the 1994 Stock Option Plan as of the date this plan was adopted and shares that were added to the authorized shares on January 1, 2003 and 2004, as described below. The number of shares that may be issued under this plan will be reduced by the number of additional shares issued under our 2002 Non-Employee Directors’ Stock Plan. In addition, this plan provides that on each January 1 after initial adoption of this plan through January 1, 2007 there will be added to the authorized shares allocated to the plan the lesser of (i) 3.25% of the total outstanding shares as of each such date or (ii) 3,000,000 shares which may be used for the grant of awards. On January 1, 2003, and January 1, 2004, 1,840,165 shares and 2,159,432 shares, respectively, were added to this plan under this provision.

       This plan is designed to attract, motivate and retain our employees and other selected individuals through long-term incentive and other awards, thereby providing them with a proprietary interest in our growth and performance. Our employees, including any employees of our direct or indirect subsidiaries, and consultants and contractors are eligible to participate in this plan, and awards may consist of any form of stock option, performance share award or restricted stock award. However, the grant of incentive stock options is restricted to our employees or the employees of any of our direct or indirect subsidiaries.

       This plan is administered by the board of directors through a committee appointed by the board of directors. Our compensation committee currently administers this plan. The committee has full power to determine persons eligible to participate in the plan, to interpret this plan, to adopt the rules, regulations and guidelines necessary or proper to carry out this plan, and to determine the type and terms of any awards to be granted. Awards may include but are not limited to the following:

  •  Stock Option: A stock option is a grant of a right to purchase a specified number of shares of our common stock at a stated price. The committee establishes the option exercise price. However, the exercise price must be at least 85% of the fair market value of the common stock on the date of grant in the case of nonqualified stock options or 100% of the fair market value on the date of grant in the case of incentive stock options. No individual may be granted options to purchase more than 1,000,000 shares during any fiscal year.
 
  •  Performance Share Award: A performance share award is an award denominated in units of stock, which will provide for payment of stock if performance goals are achieved over specified performance periods.
 
  •  Restricted Stock Award: A restricted stock award is an award of stock which will vest if performance or other goals are achieved over a specified period.

       The specific terms, conditions, performance requirements, limitations and restrictions of any award will be set forth in an award agreement, entered into between us and a participant. Under the current form of nonqualified stock option agreement and the form of incentive stock option agreement, options have a ten year term. Grants to non-employees generally vest ratably over a two-year period. Grants to employees generally become available for exercise on the first anniversary of the grant date. On such date, 25% of the shares covered by the option become available for exercise, with an additional 2.0833% becoming available on the first day of each calendar month thereafter, such that the entire number of shares covered by an option are available by the fourth anniversary of the grant date. In the event of a change of control and if a participant’s employment is

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