Hardie James N V Sample Contracts

Hardie James N V – NOTE PURCHASE AGREEMENT (March 2nd, 1999)

1 EXHIBIT 10.20 JAMES HARDIE FINANCE B.V., AS ISSUER JAMES HARDIE N.V., AS GUARANTOR NOTE PURCHASE AGREEMENT DATED NOVEMBER 5, 1998 $225,000,000 GUARANTEED SENIOR NOTES 6.86% Guaranteed Senior Notes due 2004, Series A--$24,000,000 6.92% Guaranteed Senior Notes due 2005, Series B--$35,000,000 6.99% Guaranteed Senior Notes due 2006, Series C--$37,000,000 7.05% Guaranteed Senior Notes due 2007, Series D--$11,000,000 7.12% Guaranteed Senior Notes due 2008, Series E--$63,000,000 7.24% Guaranteed Senior Notes due 2010, Series F--$20,000,000 7.42% Guaranteed Senior Notes due 2013, Series G--$35,000,000 2 TABLE OF CONTENTS

Hardie James N V – JOINT AND SEVERAL INDEMNITY AGREEMENT (September 18th, 1998)

1 EXHIBIT 10.6 JOINT AND SEVERAL INDEMNITY AGREEMENT AGREEMENT dated as of September , 1998 by and between James Hardie N.V., a corporation formed under the laws of The Netherlands (the "Corporation"), and James Hardie (USA) Inc., a corporation formed under the laws of the State of Nevada ("Inc" and together with the Corporation, the "Indemnitors") on the one hand, and ________________ (the "Indemnitee"), on the other. RECITALS The Indemnitee is, or is willing to become, a director and/or officer of the Corporation, Inc and/or an Affiliate Indemnitee (as hereinafter defined). Each of the Indemnitors and the Indemnitee recognize the increased risk of litigation and other claims being asserted against directors and officers of public companies in today's environment. The Articles of Association of the Corpor

Hardie James N V – REGISTRATION RIGHTS AGREEMENT (September 18th, 1998)

1 EXHIBIT 10.1 REGISTRATION RIGHTS AGREEMENT REGISTRATION RIGHTS AGREEMENT (this "Agreement"), effective as of __________, 1998 by James Hardie N.V., a company incorporated under the laws of The Netherlands with its statutory seat in Amsterdam (the "Company"), for the benefit of James Hardie Industries Limited, a company organized under the laws of Australia ("JHIL"). WITNESSETH WHEREAS, JHIL intends to complete a reorganization (the "Reorganization") whereby JHIL and/or certain of its subsidiaries will transfer substantially all of their operating businesses to the Company and its subsidiaries and sell a portion of the Common Shares (as defined below) held by JHIL and/or certain of its subsidiaries in an underwritten public offering (the "Initial Public Offering"); and WHEREAS, in order to induce JHIL t

Hardie James N V – REIMBURSEMENT AGREEMENT (September 18th, 1998)

1 EXHIBIT 10.7 REIMBURSEMENT AGREEMENT This Reimbursement Agreement dated as of September ___, 1998 (this "AGREEMENT") is made between James Hardie (USA) Inc., a Nevada corporation (together with its subsidiaries, "JHUSA"), and James Hardie Industries Limited, a public company organized under the laws of Australia (the "JHIL"). R E C I T A L S: WHEREAS, those certain officers set forth on Exhibit A attached hereto (the "Officers") will be officers of, employed by and compensated by JHUSA and will also be officers of JHIL; WHEREAS, it is in the best interest of the Company and JHIL that from time to time certain of the Officers may be called upon to perform functions for JHIL in their capacities as officers of JHIL; WHEREAS, JHUSA shall be entitled to reimbursement for its costs and expenses (including a pro rata amo

Hardie James N V – 1998 EQUITY INCENTIVE PLAN (September 18th, 1998)

1 EXHIBIT 10.2 JAMES HARDIE N.V. 1998 EQUITY INCENTIVE PLAN ARTICLE I PURPOSE OF PLAN The Company has adopted this Plan to promote the interests of the Company and its stockholders by using investment interests in the Company to attract, retain and motivate its and its Affiliated Entities' management (including the managing directors and supervisory directors of the Company) and its employees, to encourage and reward their contributions to the performance of the Company and its Affiliated Entities, and to align their interests with the interests of the Company's stockholders. Capitalized terms not otherwise defined herein have the meanings ascribed to them in Article IX. ARTICLE II EFFECTIVE DATE AND TERM OF PLAN