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Restricted Stock Agreement - Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Alan D. Watson

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                          CUBIST PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
                                 24 Emily Street
                               Cambridge, MA 02139

                               September 25, 1999

Alan D. Watson, Ph.D., MBA

Dear Alan:

     On September 25, 1999, the Board of Directors Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc.,
a Delaware corporation (the "Company"), granted to you the right to purchase
50,000 restricted shares (the "Shares") of the Company's common stock, $.001 par
value per share, for a purchase price of $10.3125 per share.

     You and the Company hereby agree as follows:

     1.   PURCHASE OF SHARES. You hereby elect to purchase the Shares. Subject
to the terms and provisions of this letter agreement, the Company hereby sells
and issues to you, and you hereby purchase from the Company, the Shares at a
purchase price of $10.3125 per share.

     2.   PAYMENT OF PURCHASE PRICE. You hereby make payment of the aggregate
purchase price for all of the Shares by executing and delivering to the Company
a Secured Promissory Note, substantially in the form of EXHIBIT A attached
hereto, in the principal amount of $515,625 (the "Note"). Your obligation to pay
any and all amounts due under the Note will be secured by a Stock Pledge
Agreement, substantially in the form of EXHIBIT B attached hereto (the "Pledge
Agreement"), which Pledge Agreement is being executed contemporaneously

     3.   FORGIVENESS OF PRINCIPAL OF NOTE. On each of the dates set forth in
EXHIBIT C hereto, the Company shall forgive that portion of the original
principal amount under the Note equal to the product of (i) such original
principal amount and (ii) the percentage set forth opposite to such date on
EXHIBIT C hereto, PROVIDED that your employment with the Company shall not have
been terminated on or prior to such date. Notwithstanding anything in the
foregoing provisions of this Section 3 or in EXHIBIT C hereto to the contrary,
the Company's obligation to forgive any portion of the original principal amount
of the Note shall terminate on the effective date of termination of your
employment with the Company (the "Employment Termination Date"). From and after
the Employment Termination Date, you shall remain liable for all amounts then
still owing under the Note or that otherwise become due and payable under the
Note, all subject to and upon the terms and conditions of the Note.

     4.   FORGIVENESS OF INTEREST. On the first anniversary of the Note, the
Company will forgive that portion of the interest accruing under the Note that
has become due and payable on such date, PROVIDED that your employment with the
Company shall not have been terminated on or prior to such date.



Alan D. Watson
September 25, 1999
Page 2

          (a)  SECURITIES LAWS RESTRICTIONS. You acknowledge and agree that you
shall have no right at any time to sell, assign, pledge, transfer, or otherwise
dispose of or encumber the Exercised Shares (except by will or by the laws of
descent and distribution) unless such sale, assignment, pledge, transfer, or
other disposition is either registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as
amended (the "Act"), or is exempt from registration under the Act and any
applicable state securities laws.

          (b)  RESTRICTIVE LEGENDS. You acknowledge that the stock certificate
for the Exercised Shares will bear restrictive legends which may refer to the
restrictions on transfer referred to in this Section 6.

     6.   MISCELLANEOUS. This letter agreement shall be governed by the internal
substantive laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and shall be binding upon
the heirs, personal representatives, executors, administrators, successors and
permitted assigns of the parties. The rights and obligations of either party
under this letter agreement may only be assigned with the prior written consent
of the other party hereto. This letter agreement supersedes all prior written
and oral agreements and understandings between the parties and represents the
entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof
and may only be modified or amended pursuant to a written instrument signed by
both parties. The Company is not by reason of this letter agreement obligated to
continue your employment.

     If the foregoing accurately reflects our understanding, please so
acknowledge by countersigning this letter agreement in the space provided for
your signature below.

                                        Very truly yours,
                                        CUBIST PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.

                                        By: /s/ Scott M. Rocklage
                                              Scott M. Rocklage, Ph.D.
                                              President and CEO

Agreed and Accepted as of this 25th day of
September, 1999:

/s/ Alan D. Watson
Alan D. Watson, Ph.D., MBA


                                                                      EXHIBIT C

            DATE                              PERCENTAGE
            ----                              ----------
     September 25, 2000                        33.33%
     September 25, 2001                        33.33%
     September 25, 2002                        33.34%