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Sectors: Telecommunications
Governing Law: Minnesota, View Minnesota State Laws
Effective Date: December 01, 2001
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ADC TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC.
2001 SPECIAL STOCK OPTION PLAN


Section 1. Purpose.

The purpose of the ADC Telecommunications, Inc. 2001 Special Stock Option Plan (the "Plan") is to aid in maintaining and developing employees capable of assuring the future success of ADC Telecommunications, Inc. (the "Company"), to offer such employees incentives to put forth maximum efforts for the success of the Company's business and to afford such employees an opportunity to acquire a proprietary interest in the Company.

Section 2. Definitions.

As used in the Plan, the following terms shall have the meanings set forth below:

(a) "Affiliate" shall mean (i) any entity that, directly or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, is controlled by the Company and (ii) any entity in which the Company has a significant equity interest, as determined by the Committee.

(b) "Award" shall mean any Option or Stock Appreciation Right granted under the Plan.

(c) "Award Agreement" shall mean any written agreement, contract or other instrument or document evidencing any Award granted under the Plan.

(d) "Code" shall mean the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended from time to time, and any regulations promulgated thereunder.

(e) "Committee" shall mean a committee of the Board of Directors of the Company designated by the Board to administer the Plan, which shall consist of directors appointed from time to time by the Board.

(f) "Eligible Person" shall mean any employee providing services to the Company or any Affiliate whom the Committee determines to be eligible to receive one or more Awards under the Plan, but shall not include (i) an officer or director of the Company or any Affiliate who is subject to Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or any successor rule or regulation, (ii) any "executive officer" of the Company, as defined under the Exchange Act, or (iii) any other officer or director of the Company.

(g) "Fair Market Value" shall mean, with respect to any property (including, without limitation, any Shares or other securities), the fair market value of such property determined by such methods or procedures as shall be established from time to time by the Committee. Notwithstanding the foregoing, for purposes of the Plan, the Fair Market Value of Shares on a given date shall be (i) the last sale price of the Shares as reported on the Nasdaq National Market on such date, if the Shares are then quoted on the Nasdaq National Market or (ii) the closing price of the Shares or such date on a national securities exchange, if the shares are then being traded on a national securities exchange.

(h) "Option" shall mean an option granted under the Plan that shall not be an incentive stock option within the meaning of Section 422 of the Code or any successor provision.

(i) "Participant" shall mean an Eligible Person designated to be granted an Award under the Plan.

(j) "Person" shall mean any individual, corporation, partnership, association or trust.

(k) "Shares" shall mean shares of Common Stock, $.20 par value, of the Company or such other securities or property as may become subject to Awards pursuant to an adjustment made under Section 4(c) of the Plan.

(l) "Stock Appreciation Right" shall mean any right granted under the Plan which entitles the holder thereof to receive the excess of the fair market value of a specified number of shares of


Common Stock (calculated as of the exercise date of the right or, if the Committee so determines, as of any time during a specified period before or after the exercise date) over the grant price of the right.

Section 3. Administration.

(a) Power and Authority of the Committee. The Plan shall be administered by the Committee. Subject to the terms of the Plan and applicable law, the Committee shall have full power and authority to:

(i) designate Participants;

(ii) determine the type or types of Awards to be granted to each Participant under the Plan;

(iii) determine the number of Shares to be covered by (or the method by which payments or other rights are to be calculated in connection with) each Award;

(iv) determine the terms and conditions of any Award or Award Agreement;

(v) amend the terms and conditions of any Award or Award Agreement and accelerate the exercisability of Options or Stock Appreciation Rights;

(vi) determine whether, to what extent and under what circumstances Awards may be exercised in cash, Shares, other securities, other Awards or other property, or canceled, forfeited or suspended;

(vii) determine whether, to what extent and under what circumstances cash or Shares payable with respect to an Award under the Plan shall be deferred either automatically or at the election of the holder thereof or the Committee;

(viii) interpret and administer the Plan and any instrument or agreement, including an Award Agreement, relating to the Plan;

(ix) establish, amend, suspend or waive such rules and regulations and appoint such agents as it shall deem appropriate for the proper administration of the Plan; and

(x) make any other determination and take any other action that the Committee deems necessary or desirable for the administration of the Plan.

Unless otherwise expressly provided in the Plan, all designations, determinations, interpretations and other decisions under or with respect to the Plan or any Award shall be within the sole discretion of the Committee, may be made at any time and shall be final, conclusive and binding upon any Participant, any holder or beneficiary of any Award and any employee of the Company or any Affiliate.

(b) Delegation. The Committee may delegate to one or more officers of the Company or any Affiliate or a committee of such officers the authority, subject to such terms and limitations as the Committee shall determine, to grant Awards to Eligible Persons.

(c) Power and Authority of the Board of Directors. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, the Board may, at any time and from time to time, without any further action of the Committee, exercise the powers and duties of the Committee under the Plan.

Section 4. Shares Available for Awards.

(a) Shares Available. Subject to adjustment as provided in Section 4(c), the aggregate number of Shares available for granting Awards under the Plan shall be 12,000,000. If any Shares covered by an Award or to which an Award relates are not purchased or are forfeited, or if an Award otherwise terminates without delivery of any Shares or cash payments to be received thereunder, then the number

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of Shares counted against the aggregate number of Shares available under the Plan with respect to such Award, to the extent of any such forfeiture or termination, shall not again be available for granting Awards under the Plan. In addition, any Shares that are used by a Participant as full or partial payment to the Company of the purchase price of Shares acquired upon exercise of an Option shall not again be available for granting Awards.

(b) Accounting for Awards. For purposes of this Section 4,

(i) if an Award entitles the holder thereof to receive or purchase Shares, the number of Shares covered by such Award or to which such Award relates shall be counted on the date of grant of such Award against the aggregate number of Shares available for granting Awards under the Plan; and

(ii) if an Award entitles the holder to receive cash payments but the amount of such payments are denominated in or based on a number of Shares, such number of Shares shall be c
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