This excerpt taken from the AAPL 10-Q filed May 4, 2005.
(a) The maximum number of shares of the Companys Common Stock which shall be made available for sale under the Plan shall be seventy million (70,000,000) shares, subject to adjustment upon changes in capitalization of the Company as provided in Section 18. The shares to be sold to participants under the Plan may, at the election of the Company, be either treasury shares or shares authorized but unissued. The maximum number of shares of the Companys Common Stock available for sale in any offering period will be established by the committee of the members of the Board administering the Plan from time to time, prior to an offering period for all options to be granted during such offering period, subject to adjustment upon changes in capitalization of the Company as provided in Section 18. If at the termination of any offering period the total number of shares which would otherwise be subject to options granted pursuant to Section 7(a) hereof exceeds the number of shares then available under the Plan (after deduction of all shares for which options have been exercised or are then outstanding), the Company shall promptly notify the participants, and shall, in its sole discretion (i) make a pro rata allocation of the shares remaining
available for option grant in as uniform a manner as shall be practicable and as it shall determine to be equitable, (ii) terminate the offering period without issuance of any shares or (iii) obtain shareholder approval of an increase in the number of shares authorized under the Plan such that all options could be exercised in full. The Company may delay determining which of (i), (ii) or (iii) above it shall decide to effect, and may accordingly delay issuances of any shares under the Plan, for such time as is necessary to attempt to obtain shareholder approval of any increase in shares authorized under the Plan. The Company shall promptly notify participants of its determination to effect (i), (ii) or (iii) above upon making such decision. A participant may withdraw all but not less than all the payroll deductions credited to his or her account under the Plan at any time prior to such notification from the Company. In the event the Company determines to effect (i) or (ii) above, it shall promptly upon such determination return to each participant all payroll deductions not applied towards the purchase of shares.
(b) The participant will have no interest or voting right in shares covered by his or her option until such option has been exercised.
(c) Shares to be delivered to a participant under the Plan will be registered in the name of the participant or in the name of the participant and the spouse of the participant.