Internal Revenue Code Section 409A. The Company intends for this Agreement to comply with the Indemnification exception under Section 1.409A-1(b)(10) of the regulations promulgated under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”), which provides that indemnification of, or the purchase of an insurance policy providing for payments of, all or part of the expenses incurred or damages paid or payable by Indemnitee with respect to a bona fide claim against Indemnitee or the Company do not provide for a deferral of compensation, subject to Section 409A of the Code, where such claim is based on actions or failures to act by Indemnitee in his or her capacity as a service provider of the Company. The parties intend that this Agreement be interpreted and construed with such intent.
Internal Revenue Code Section 409A. Middlefield and the Executive intend that their exercise of authority or discretion under this Severance Agreement shall comply with section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. If when the Executive’s employment terminates the Executive is a specified employee, as defined in section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, and if any payments or benefits under this Severance Agreement will result in additional tax or interest to the Executive because of section 409A, then despite any provision of this Severance Agreement to the contrary the Executive will not be entitled to the payments or benefits until the earliest of (x) the date that is at least six months after termination of the Executive’s employment for reasons other than the Executive’s death, (y) the date of the Executive’s death, or (z) any earlier date that does not result in additional tax or interest to the Executive under section 409A. As promptly as possible after the end of the period during which payments or benefits are delayed under this provision, the entire amount of the delayed payments shall be paid to the Executive in a single lump sum. If any provision of this Severance Agreement does not satisfy the requirements of section 409A, such provision shall be applied in a manner consistent with those requirements, despite any contrary provision of this Severance Agreement. If any provision of this Severance Agreement would subject the Executive to additional tax or interest under section 409A, Middlefield shall reform the provision. However, Middlefield shall maintain to the maximum extent practicable the original intent of the applicable provision without subjecting the Executive to additional tax or interest, and Middlefield shall not be required to incur any additional compensation expense as a result of the reformed provision. References in this Severance Agreement to section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 include rules, regulations, and guidance of general application issued by the Department of the Treasury under Internal Revenue Code section 409A. In Witness Whereof
Internal Revenue Code Section 409A. The parties to this Agreement intend for the payments to satisfy the short-term deferral exception under Section 409A of the Code or, in the case of medical, dental and life insurance benefits, not constitute deferred compensation (since such amounts are not taxable to the Executive). However, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement, to the extent payments do not meet the short-term deferral exception of Section 409A of the Code and, in the event the Executive is a “Specified Employee” (as defined herein) no payment shall be made to the Executive under this Agreement prior to the first day of the seventh month following termination of employment in excess of the “permitted amount” under Section 409A of the Code. For these purposes the “permitted amount” shall be an amount that does not exceed two times the lesser of: (A) the sum of the Executive’s annualized compensation based upon the annual rate of pay for services provided to the Company for the calendar year preceding the year in which the Executive terminates employment, or (B) the maximum amount that may be taken into account under a tax-qualified plan pursuant to Section 401(a)(17) of the Code for the calendar year in which occurs the termination of employment occurs. The payment of the “permitted amount” shall be made within five (5) business days of the termination of employment. Any payment in excess of the permitted amount shall be made to the Executive on the first day of the seventh month following the Executive’s termination of employment. “Specified Employee” shall be interpreted to comply with Section 409A of the Code and shall mean a key employee within the meaning of Section 416(i) of the Code (without regard to paragraph 5 thereof), but an individual shall be a “Specified Employee” only if the Company is a publicly-traded institution or the subsidiary of a publicly-traded holding company. References in this Agreement to Section 409A of the Code include rules, regulations, and guidance of general application issued by the Department of the Treasury under Section 409A of the Code.
Internal Revenue Code Section 409A. Notwithstanding anything in this Agreement to the contrary, to the extent that any amount or benefit that would constitute non-exempt “deferred compensation” for purposes of Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code (“Section 409A”) would otherwise be payable or distributable hereunder by reason of a Participant’s termination of employment, such amount or benefit will not be payable or distributable to the Participant by reason of such circumstance unless the circumstances giving rise to such termination of employment meet any description or definition of “separation from service” in Section 409A of the Code and applicable regulations (without giving effect to any elective provisions that may be available under such definition). For purposes of Section 409A, each installment payable under Section 1(a) and 1(b) of this Agreement shall be deemed to be a separate payment.IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have set their hands as of the day and year set forth below.
Internal Revenue Code Section 409A. This Agreement, Award and the compensation and benefits hereunder are intended to meet the requirements for exemption from coverage under Code Section 409A for restricted property set forth in Treas. Reg. Section 1.409A-1(b)(6), as well as any other applicable exemption, and shall be construed and administered accordingly. If the Company determines that any compensation or benefits awarded or payable under this Agreement may be subject to taxation under Code Section 409A, the Company shall, after consultation with you, have the authority to adopt, prospectively or retroactively, such amendments to this Agreement or to take any other actions it determines necessary or appropriate to exempt the compensation and benefits payable under this Agreement from Code Section 409A or meet the requirements of Code Section 409A. In no event, however, shall this Section or any other provisions of the Plan or this Agreement be construed to require the Company to provide any gross-up for the tax consequences of any provisions of, or awards or payments under, this Agreement, and the Company shall have no responsibility for tax consequences of any kind to you (or any other person or entity), whether or not such consequences are contemplated at the time of entry into this Agreement, or result from the terms or operation of this Agreement.
Internal Revenue Code Section 409A. Notwithstanding any provision of this Agreement to the contrary, if all or any portion of the payments and/or benefits under this Agreement are determined to be “nonqualified deferred compensation” subject to Section 409A of the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”), and the Company determines that Executive is a “specified employee” as defined in Section 409A(a)(2)(B)(i) of the Code and the final regulations promulgated thereunder (the “Treasury Regulations”) and other guidance issued thereunder, then such payments and/or benefits (or portion thereof) shall be paid no earlier than the first day of the seventh month following Executive’s termination of employment, with any affected payments being made within ten business days after the end of such period of delay. For purposes of the Without Cause Severance Pay, a termination of employment shall only be deemed to occur if such termination constitutes a “separation from service”, as defined in Section 1.409A-1(h) of the Treasury Regulations, including the default presumptions thereunder. The parties acknowledge and agree that, to the extent applicable, this Agreement shall be interpreted in accordance with, and the parties agree to use their best efforts to achieve timely compliance with, Section 409A of the Code, and the Department of Treasury Regulations and other interpretive guidance issued thereunder (“Section 409A”), including without limitation any such regulations or other guidance that may be issued after the Effective Date.
Internal Revenue Code Section 409A. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement, if the Employee is a “key employee” under Code Section 409A and a delay in making any payment or providing any benefit under this Agreement is required by Code Section 409A and any Treasury Regulations, and IRS guidance thereunder, or necessary in the good faith judgment of the Company, to avoid the Employee incurring additional tax under Section 409A, such payments shall not be made until the end of six (6) months following the date of the Employee’s separation from service in accordance with Code Section 409A.
Internal Revenue Code Section 409A. Section 409A of the Code (as defined below) and/or its related rules and regulations ("Section 409A"), imposes additional taxes and interest on compensation or benefits deferred under certain "nonqualified deferred compensation plans" (as defined under the Code). These plans may include, among others, nonqualified retirement plans, bonus programs, stock option plans, employment agreements and severance agreements. The Company reserves the right to provide compensation or benefits under any such plan in amounts, at times and in a manner that minimizes taxes, interest or penalties as a result of Section 409A, including any required withholdings, and the Executive agrees to cooperate with the Company in such actions. Specifically, and without limitation of the previous sentence, if the Executive is a "specified employee," as such term is defined under Section 409A (generally one of the Company's top 50 highest paid officers), to the extent required under Section 409A, the Company will not make any payments of non-qualified deferred compensation to the Executive under this Agreement upon a "separation from service," as such term is defined under Section 409A, until six months after the Executive's date of separation from service or, if earlier, the date of the Executive's death. Upon expiration of the six-month period, or, if earlier, the date of the Executive's death, the Company shall make a payment to the Executive (or the Executive’s beneficiary or estate, if applicable) equal to the sum of all payments that would have been paid to the Executive from the date of separation from service had the Executive not been a "specified employee" through the end of the six month period, and thereafter the Company will make all the payments at the times specified in this Agreement or applicable policy, as the case may be. In addition, the Company and the Executive agree that, for purposes of this Agreement, termination of employment (or any variation thereof) will satisfy all of the requirements of "separation from service" as defined under Section 409A. For purposes of this Agreement, the right to a series of installment payments, such as salary continuation or severance payments, shall be treated as the right to a series of separate payments and shall not be treated as a right to a single payment. For purposes of this Agreement, the term "Code" shall mean the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, including all final regulations promulgated thereunder, and any re...
Internal Revenue Code Section 409A. Notwithstanding anything contained herein to the contrary, if at the time of a termination of employment, (i) Employee is a “specified employee” as defined in Code Section 409A, and the regulations and guidance thereunder in effect at the time of such termination (“409A”), and, (ii) any of the payments or benefits provided hereunder may constitute “deferred compensation” under 409A, then, and only to the extent required by such provisions, the date of payment of such payments or benefits otherwise provided shall be delayed for a period of up to six (6) months following the date of termination. The parties intend, however, that this Agreement shall be exempt from the 409A as either a separation pay arrangement or a short term deferral of compensation. IN WITNESS WHEREOF
Internal Revenue Code Section 409A. The Bank and the Executive intend that their exercise of authority or discretion under this Agreement shall comply with Section 409A of the Code. If any provision of this Agreement does not satisfy the requirements of Section 409A of the Code, the provision shall be applied in a manner consistent with those requirements, despite any contrary provision of this Agreement. If any provision of this Agreement would subject the Executive to additional tax or interest under Section 409A of the Code, the Bank shall reform the provision. However, the Bank shall maintain to the maximum extent practicable the original intent of the applicable provision without subjecting the Executive to additional tax or interest, and the Bank shall not be required to incur any additional compensation expense as a result of the reformed provision. References in this Agreement to Section 409A of the Code include rules, regulations, and guidance of general application issued by the Department of the Treasury under Section 409A of the Code.