This excerpt taken from the VRSN DEF 14A filed Apr 26, 2005.
AMENDMENT TO THE 1998 DIRECTORS STOCK OPTION PLAN
The following is a summary of the principal provisions of our 1998 Directors Stock Option Plan (the Directors Plan). This summary is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Directors Plan, which is attached to this Proxy Statement as Appendix A.
Stockholders are being asked to approve an amendment to the Directors Plan, which only affects non-employee members of the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors recommends a vote FOR approval of the amendment to the Directors Plan to increase the size of initial option grants and annual option grants to non-employee directors to 50,000 shares and 25,000 shares, respectively.