Non-Disparagement Executive agrees and covenants that he will not at any time, directly or indirectly, make, publish or communicate to any person or entity or in any public forum any defamatory or disparaging remarks, comments, or statements concerning the Company or its businesses, or any of its employees, officers, shareholders, members or advisors, or any member of the Board. This Section 9 does not, in any way, restrict or impede Executive from exercising protected rights to the extent that such rights cannot be waived by agreement or from complying with any applicable law or regulation or a valid order of a court of competent jurisdiction or an authorized government agency, provided that such compliance does not exceed that required by the law, regulation, or order. Executive shall promptly provide written notice of any such order to the Board. The Company agrees and covenants that it shall cause its officers and directors to refrain from making any defamatory or disparaging remarks, comments, or statements concerning Executive to any third parties.
Mutual Non-Disparagement Subject to applicable law, each of the Parties covenants and agrees that, during the Standstill Period, or if earlier, until such time as the other Party or any of its agents, subsidiaries, controlled affiliates, successors, assigns, partners, members, officers, key employees or directors shall have breached this Section 12, neither it nor any of its respective agents, subsidiaries, controlled affiliates, successors, assigns, partners, members, officers, key employees or directors, shall in any way publicly criticize, disparage, call into disrepute, or otherwise defame or slander the other Party or such other Party’s subsidiaries, affiliates, successors, assigns, partners, members, officers (including any current officer of a Party or a Party’s subsidiaries who no longer serves in such capacity following the execution of this Agreement), directors (including any current director of a Party or a Party’s subsidiaries who no longer serves in such capacity following the execution of this Agreement), employees, stockholders, agents, attorneys or representatives, or any of their businesses, products or services, in any manner that would reasonably be expected to damage the business or reputation of such other Party, their businesses, products or services or their subsidiaries, affiliates, successors, assigns, officers (or former officers), directors (or former directors), employees, stockholders, agents, attorneys or representatives.
Non-Solicitation; Non-Disparagement Executive shall not for a period of one (1) year following Executive’s termination of employment for any reason, either on Executive’s own account or jointly with or as a manager, agent, officer, employee, consultant, partner, joint venturer, owner or shareholder or otherwise on behalf of any other person, firm or corporation, directly or indirectly solicit or attempt to solicit away from the Company any of its officers or employees or offer employment to any person who is an officer or employee of the Company; provided, however, that a general advertisement to which an employee of the Company responds shall in no event be deemed to result in a breach of this Section 11(b). Executive also agrees not to harass or disparage the Company or its employees, clients, directors or agents.
Confidentiality; Non-Disparagement 8.1 Executive agrees to hold in strict confidence and not disclose all non-public information concerning any matters affecting or relating to the business of the Company, its Subsidiaries and Affiliates, including without limiting the generality of the foregoing non-public information concerning their manner of operation, business or other plans, data bases, marketing programs, protocols, processes, computer programs, client lists, marketing information and analyses, operating policies or manuals or other data (the “Confidential Information”). Executive agrees that he will not, directly or indirectly, use any Confidential Information for the benefit of any person, business, legal entity other than the Company or disclose or communicate any of the Confidential Information in any manner whatsoever other than to the directors, officers, employees, agents and representatives of the Company who need to know such information, who shall be informed by Executive of the confidential nature of the Confidential Information and directed by Executive to treat the Confidential Information confidentially. Upon the Company’s request, Executive shall return all information furnished to him related to the business of the Company without retaining any copies in electronic or other form. The above limitations on use and disclosure shall not apply to information which Executive can demonstrate: (a) was known to Executive before receipt thereof from the Company; (b) is learned by Executive from a third party entitled to disclose it; or (c) becomes known publicly other than through Executive; (d) is disclosed by Executive upon authority of the Board or any committee of the Board; (e) is disclosed pursuant to any legal requirement or (f) is disclosed pursuant to any agreement to which the Company or any of its Subsidiaries or Affiliates is a party. The parties hereto stipulate that all such information is material and confidential and gravely affects the effective and successful conduct of the business of the Company and the Company’s goodwill, and that any breach of the terms of this Section 8 shall be a material breach of this Agreement.
Non-Competition, Non-Solicitation and Non-Disparagement (a) Employee understands and recognizes that his services to the Company are special and unique and that in the course of performing such services Employee will have access to and knowledge of Confidential and Proprietary Information (as defined in Section 5) and Employee agrees that, during the Term and for a period of twelve (12) months thereafter, he shall not in any manner, directly or indirectly, on behalf of himself or any person, firm, partnership, joint venture, corporation or other business entity (“Person”), enter into or engage in any business which is engaged in any business directly or indirectly competitive with the business of the Company, either as an individual for his own account, or as a partner, joint venturer, owner, executive, employee, independent contractor, principal, agent, consultant, officer, director or shareholder of a Person in a business competitive with the Company within the geographic area of the Company’s business. The Company acknowledges the need for Employee to be employed in his profession and, for the purposes of this Agreement, competition shall mean pursuing oil and gas opportunities that compete directly with the same specific projects that Employee was exposed to as an Employee.
Confidentiality and Non-Disparagement Executive hereby agrees to maintain the terms and conditions of this Agreement in the strictest confidence and agrees not to disclose any of the terms of this Agreement unless and to the extent such disclosure is required by law or to secure advice from a legal or tax advisor or outplacement provider. This obligation extends to Executive’s agents, including all tax advisors, who Executive must duly notify of the confidential nature of the content of this Agreement and of their confidential obligations hereunder. Notwithstanding this provision it is acknowledged that Executive’s position as a principal financial officer of the Company requires disclosure of this Employment Agreement and Agreement and Release under the applicable SEC filings. The Company further acknowledges that Executive may be required to discuss the terms of this Employment Agreement and Agreement and Release with the Investment Community and others. Executive agrees not to intentionally make any direct or indirect derogatory statements regarding, or disparage in any way, the business or reputation of the Company or its subsidiaries or Affiliates, or any of their directors, officers, managers or employees, unless such statements are required by law. Company agrees that its officers, directors, and Executive Committee Members shall not intentionally make any direct or indirect derogatory statements regarding, or disparage in any way, the reputation of Executive, unless such statements are required by law.
Non-Competition; Non-Solicitation; Non-Disparagement Arrow and its Affiliates are engaged in the businesses of banking, lending, trust operations and providing financial, property, casualty and health insurance and investment adviser services and products (collectively, the “Business”). As a senior executive, Executive provides services that are unique, special and/or extraordinary to the Business in which Arrow and its Affiliates engage, and have access to and will learn of trade secrets of Arrow and its Affiliates and confidential information pertaining to their customers. The provisions of Paragraphs 9 and 10 are agreed by the parties to be reasonable and necessary to protect the goodwill of Arrow’s and its Affiliates’ Business, the good will of special/long-term customer relationships, Arrow’s and its Affiliates’ confidential information and trade secrets (including but not limited to information concerning their customers, marketing studies, marketing strategies, acquisition plans, costs, personnel and financial performance) and confidential customer information and to protect against unfair competition by an employee whose services are special, unique and/or extraordinary to the Business of Arrow and its Affiliates and their long-term success. Accordingly, the Executive agrees as follows:
Cooperation and Non-Disparagement The Executive agrees that, during the twelve-month period following his or her cessation of employment, he or she shall cooperate with the Company in every reasonable respect and shall use his or her best efforts to assist the Company with the transition of Executive’s duties to his or her successor. The Executive further agrees that, during this twelve-month period, he or she shall not in any way or by any means disparage the Company, the members of the Company’s Board of Directors or the Company’s officers and employees.
Mutual Nondisparagement The Executive and the Company each agree that, following the Executive’s termination of employment, neither the Executive, nor the Company will make any public statements which materially disparage the other party. The Company shall not be liable for any breach of its obligations under this paragraph if it informs its directors and executive officers, as such term is defined in Rule 3b-7 promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, of the content of its covenant hereunder and takes reasonable measures to ensure that such individuals honor the Company’s agreement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing in this Section 10(b) shall prohibit any person from making truthful statements when required by order of a court or other governmental or regulatory body having jurisdiction or to enforce any legal right including, without limitation, the terms of this Agreement.
Confidentiality, Non-Solicitation and Non-Compete The Participant agrees to, understands and acknowledges the following: