INDIAN VILLAGE COMMUNITY BANK
EMPLOYEE SEVERANCE COMPENSATION PLAN
The purpose of this Indian Village Community Bank Employee Severance
Compensation Plan is to assure the services of employees of the Bank in the
event of a Change in Control. The benefits contemplated by the Plan recognize
the value to the Bank of the services and contributions of the employees of the
Bank and the effect upon the Bank resulting from the uncertainties of continued
employment, reduced employee benefits, management changes and relocations that
may arise in the event of a Change in Control. The Board believes that the Plan
will also aid the Bank in attracting and retaining the highly qualified
individuals who are essential to its success and that the Plan's assurance of
fair treatment of the Bank's employees will reduce the distractions and other
adverse effects on employees' performance in the event of a Change in Control.
ESTABLISHMENT OF PLAN
1.1 Establishment of Plan
As of the Effective Date of the Plan as defined herein, the Bank hereby
establishes an employee severance compensation plan to be known as the "Indian
Village Community Bank Employee Severance Compensation Plan." The purposes of
the Plan are as set forth above.
1.2 Application of Plan
The benefits provided by this Plan shall be available to all employees of
the Bank, who, at or after the Effective Date, meet the eligibility requirements
of Article III, except for those officers of the Bank who have entered into, or
who enter into in the future, and continue to be subject to, an employment or
change in control agreement with the Employer.
1.3 Contractual Right to Benefits
This plan establishes and vests in each Participant a contractual right to
the benefits to which each Participant is entitled hereunder in the event of a
Change in Control, enforceable by the Participant against the Employer, the
Bank, or both. The Plan does not provide, and should not be construed as
providing, benefits of any kind to any employee except in the event of a Change
in Control and, in the event of a Change in Control, only upon the involuntary
or voluntary termination of an employee in the manner contemplated herein.
DEFINITIONS AND CONSTRUCTION
Whenever used in the Plan, the following terms shall have the meanings set
"Annual Compensation" of a Participant means and includes all wages and
salary paid (including accrued amounts) by an Employer as consideration for the
Participant's service during the 12-month period ending on the last day of the
month preceding the date of a Participant's termination pursuant to Section 4.2.
For purposes of this Plan, a Participant's "Monthly Compensation" shall equal
one-twelfth of a Participant's Annual Compensation as determined in accordance
with this paragraph.
"Bank" means Indian Village Community Bank or any successor as provided for
in Article VII hereof.
"Board" means the Board of Directors of the Bank.
"Change in Control" shall be deemed to occur (a) if there occurs a change
in control of the Bank or the Company within the meaning of the Home Owners Loan
Act of 1933 and 12 C.F.R. Part 574, (b) if any person (as such term is used in
Sections 13(d) and 14(d)(2) of the Exchange Act) is or becomes the beneficial
owner, directly or indirectly, of securities of the Company or the Bank
representing twenty-five percent (25%) or more of the combined voting power of
the Company's or the Bank's then outstanding securities, (c) if the membership
of the board of directors of the Company or the Bank changes as the result of a
contested election, such that individuals who were directors at the beginning of
any twenty-four (24) month period (whether commencing before or after the date
of adoption of this Plan) do not constitute a majority of the Board at the end
of such period, or (d) upon the consummation of a transaction approved by the
shareholders of the Company or the Bank involving a merger, consolidation, sale
or disposition of all or substantially all of the Company's or the Bank's
assets, or a similar transaction occurs in which the Company or the Bank is not
the resulting entity. If any of the events enumerated in clauses (a) - (d)
occur, the Board shall determine the effective date of the change in control
resulting therefrom, for purposes of the Plan.
"Company" means Indian Village Bancorp, Inc., a Pennsylvania corporation,
the holding company of the Bank.
"Disability" means the permanent and total inability by reason of mental or
physical infirmity, or both, of an employee to perform the work customarily
assigned to him. Additionally, a medical doctor selected or approved by the
Board must advise the Board that it is either not possible to determine if or
when such Disability will terminate or that it appears probable that such
Disability will be permanent during the remainder of said employees lifetime.
"Effective Date" means the date the Plan is approved by the Board of the
Bank, or such other date as the Board shall designate in its resolution
approving the Plan.
"Employer" means (i) the Bank or (ii) a subsidiary of the Bank or a parent
company of the Bank which has adopted the plan pursuant to Article VI hereof.
"Expiration Date" means a date ten (10) years from the Effective Date
unless earlier terminated pursuant to Section 8.2 or extended pursuant to
"Payment" means the payment of severance compensation as provided in
Article IV hereof.
"Participant" means an employee of an Employer who meets the eligibility
requirements of Article III.
"Plan" means this Indian Village Community Bank Employee Severance
"Termination for Cause" shall means termination because of Participant's
personal dishonesty, incompetence, willful misconduct, any breach of fiduciary
duty involving personal profit, intentional failure to perform stated duties,
willful violation of any law, rule or regulation (other than traffic violations
or other similar offenses) or any final cease-and-desist order.
2.2 Applicable Law
The laws of the State of Ohio shall be controlling law in all matters
relating to the Plan to the extent not preempted by Federal law.
If a provision of this Plan shall be held illegal or invalid, the
illegality or invalidity shall not affect the remaining parts of the Plan and
the Plan shall be construed and enforced as if the illegal or invalid provision
had not been included.
The term "Participant" shall include all employees of an Employer who have
completed at least two (2) year(s) of service with the Employer at the time of
any termination pursuant to Section 4.2 herein. For purposes of this Plan,
"years of service" shall include all years of employment with Bank in which an
employee was credited with at least 500 actual hours of service and "years of
service" shall be determined without regard to any break in service. In
addition, the term "Participant" shall, without regard to years of service,
include each employee who is an officer or branch manager of the Bank.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, an employee who has entered into and continues to
be covered by an individual employment contract or change in control agreement
with an Employer shall not be entitled to participate in this Plan.
3.2 Duration of Participation
A Participant shall cease to be a Participant in the Plan when the
Participant ceases to be an employee of an Employer, unless such Participant is
entitled to a Payment as provided in the Plan. A Participant entitled to receipt
of a Payment shall remain a Participant in this Plan until the full amount of
such Payment has been paid to the Participant.
4.1 Right to Payment
A Participant shall be entitled to receive from his or her Employer a
Payment in the amount provided in Section 4.3 if a Change in Control occurs and
if, within one (1) year thereafter, the Participant's employment by an Employer
shall terminate for any reason specified in Section 4.2. A Participant shall not
be entitled to a Payment if termination occurs by reason of death, voluntary
retirement, voluntary termination other than for the reasons specified in
Section 4.2, Disability or Termination for Cause.
4.2 Reasons for Termination
Following a Change in Control, a Participant shall be entitled to a Payment
in accordance with Section 4.3 if employment by an Employer is terminated,
voluntarily or involuntary, for any one or more of the following reasons:
(a) The Employer reduces the Participant's base salary or rate of
compensation as in effect immediately prior to the Change in Control, or as the
same may have been increased thereafter.
(b) The Employer materially changes Participant's function, duties or
responsibilities which would cause the Participant's position to be one of
lesser responsibility, importance or scope with the Employer than immediately
prior to the Change in Control.
(c) The Employer requires the Participant to change the location of
the Participant's job or office, so that such Participant will be based at a
location more than thirty-five (35) miles from the location of the Participant's
job or office immediately prior to the Change in Control provided that such new
location is not closer to Participant's home.
(d) The Employer materially reduces the benefits and perquisites
available to the Participant immediately prior to the Change in Control;
provided, however, that a material reduction in benefits and perquisites
generally provided to all employees of the Bank on a nondiscriminatory basis
shall not trigger a Payment pursuant to this Plan.
(e) A successor to the Employer fails or refuses to assume the
Employer's obligations under this Plan, as required by Article VII.
(f) The Employer, or any successor to the Employer, breaches any other
provisions of this Plan.
(g) The Employer terminates the employment of a Participant at or
after a Change in Control other than Termination for Cause.
4.3 Amount of Payment
(a) Each Participant who was an officer of the Bank immediately prior
to the effective date of the Change in Control and entitled to a Payment under
this Plan shall receive from the Bank a lump sum cash payment equal to their
(b) Each Participant who was a branch manager of the Bank immediately
prior to the effective date of the Change in Control and entitled to a Payment
under this Plan shall receive from the Bank a lump sum cash payment equal to
their Annual Compensation.
(c) Each Participant (other than a Participant entitled to a benefit
under Sections 4.3(a) and (b) of the Plan) entitled to a Payment under this Plan
shall receive from the Employer a lump sum cash payment equal to the product of
fifty percent (50%) of the Participant's Monthly Compensation and the
Participant's years of service (including partial years rounded up to the
nearest full month) from the Participant's date of hire through the date of
termination. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, (i) the maximum
payment under this Section 4.3(c) to a Participant shall not exceed fifty
percent (50%) of the Participant's Annual Compensation and the (ii) minimum
payment under this Section 4.3(c) shall be the Participant's Monthly
Compensation (determined without regard to the Participant's period of service).
(d) The Participant shall not be required to mitigate damages on the
amount of the Payment by seeking other employment or otherwise, nor shall the
amount of such Payment be reduced by any compensation earned by the Participant
as a result of employment after termination of employment hereunder.
4.4 Time of Payment
The Payment to which a Participant is entitled shall be paid to the
Participant by the Employer or the successor to the Employer, in cash and in
full, not later than thirty (30) business days after the termination of the
Participant's employment. If any Participant should die after termination of the
employment but before all amounts have been paid, such unpaid amounts shall be
paid to the Participant's named beneficiary, if living, otherwise to the
personal representative of behalf of or for the benefit of the Participant's
4.5 Suspension of Payment
Notwithstanding the foregoing, no payments or portions thereof shall be
made under this Plan, if such payment or portion would result in the Bank
failing to meet its minimum regulatory capital requirements as required by 12
C.F.R. Section 567.2. Any payments or portions thereof not paid shall be
suspended until such time as their payment would not result in a failure to meet
the Bank's minimum regulatory capital requirements. Any portion of benefit
payments which have not been suspended will be paid on an equitable basis, pro
rata based upon amounts due each Participant, among all eligible Participants.
OTHER RIGHTS AND BENEFITS NOT AFFECTED
5.1 Other Benefits
Neither the provisions of this Plan nor the Payment provided for hereunder
shall reduce any amounts otherwise payable, or in any way diminish the
Participant's rights as an employee of an Employer, whether existing now or
hereafter, under any benefit, incentive, retirement, stock option, stock bonus,
stock ownership or any employment agreement or other plan or arrangement.
5.2 Employment Status
This Plan does not constitute a contract of employment or impose on the
Participant's Employer any obligation to retain the Participant, to maintain the
status of the Participant's employment, or to change the Employer's policies
regarding termination of employment.
6.1 Upon approval by the Board of the Bank, this Plan may be adopted by any
subsidiary of the Bank or by the Company. Upon such adoption, the subsidiary or
the Company shall become an Employer hereunder and the provisions of the Plan
shall be fully applicable to the employees of that subsidiary or the Company.
The term "subsidiary" means any corporation in which the Bank, directly or
indirectly, holds a majority of the voting power of its outstanding shares of
SUCCESSOR TO THE BANK
7.1 The Bank shall require any successor or assignee, whether direct or
indirect, by purchase, merger, consolidation or otherwise, to all or
substantially all the business or assets of the Bank, expressly and
unconditionally to assume and agree to perform the Bank's obligations under this
plan, in the same manner and to the same extent that the Bank would be required
to perform if no such succession or assignment had taken place.
DURATION, AMENDMENT AND TERMINATION
If a Change in Control has not occurred, this Plan shall expire as of the
Expiration Date, unless sooner terminated as provided in Section 8.2, or unless
extended for an additional period or periods by resolution adopted by the Board
of the Bank.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, if a Change in Control occurs this Plan
shall continue in full force and effect, and shall not terminate or expire until
such date as all Participants who become entitled to Payments hereunder shall
have received such Payments in full.
8.2 Amendment and Termination
The Plan may be terminated or amended in any respect by resolution adopted
by a majority of the Board of the Bank, unless a Change in Control has
previously occurred. If a Change in Control occurs, the Plan no longer shall be
subject to amendment, change, substitution, deletion, revocation or termination
in any respect whatsoever.
8.3 Form of Amendment
The form of any proper amendment or termination of the Plan shall be a
written instrument signed by a duly authorized officer or officers of the Bank,
certifying that the amendment or termination has been approved by the Board. A
proper termination of the Plan automatically shall effect a termination of all
Participants' rights and benefits hereunder.
8.4 No Attachment
(a) Except as required by law, no right to receive payments under this Plan
shall be subject to anticipation, commutation, alienation, sale, assignment,
encumbrance, charge, pledge, or hypothecation, or to execution, attachment,
levy, or similar process or assignment by operation of law, and any attempt,
voluntary or involuntary, to affect such action shall be null, void, and of no
(b) This Plan shall be binding upon, and inure to the benefit of, each
employee, the Employer and their respective successors and assigns.
LEGAL FEES AND EXPENSES
9.1 All reasonable legal fees and other expenses paid or incurred by a
party hereto pursuant to any dispute or question of interpretation relating to
this Plan shall be paid or reimbursed by the prevailing party in any legal
judgment, arbitration or settlement.
10.1 The Bank may terminate the employee's employment at any time, but any
termination by the Bank, other than Termination for Cause, shall not prejudice
employee's right to compensation or other benefits under this Agreement if the
employee is otherwise entitled to a benefit. The employee shall not have the
right to receive compensation or other benefits for any period after Termination
for Cause as defined in Section 2.1 hereinabove.
10.2 If the employee is suspended and/or temporarily prohibited from
participating in the conduct of the Bank's affairs by a notice served under
Sections 8(e)(3) or 8(g)(1) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act, 12 U.S.C.
Sections 1818(e)(3) or (g)(1), the Bank's obligations under this Plan to such
employee shall be suspended as of the date of service, unless stayed by
appropriate proceedings. If the charges in the notice are dismissed, the Bank
may in its discretion (i) pay the employee all or part of the compensation
withheld while their contract obligations were suspended and (ii) reinstate (in
whole or in part) any of the obligation which were suspended.
10.3 If the employee is removed and/or permanently prohibited from
participating in the conduct of the Bank's affairs by an order issued under
Sections 8(e)(4) or 8(g)(1) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act, 12 U.S.C.
Sections 1818(e)(4) or (g)(1), all obligations of the Bank under this Plan to
the employee shall terminate as of the effective date of the order, but vested
rights of the contracting parties shall not be affected.
10.4 If the Bank is in default as defined in Section 3(x)(1) of the Federal
Deposit Insurance Act, 12 U.S.C. Section 1818(x)(1), all obligations of the Bank
under this Plan shall terminate as of the date of default, but this paragraph
shall not affect any vested rights of the contracting parties.
10.5 All obligations of the Bank under this contract shall be terminated,
except to the extent determined that continuation of the contract is necessary
for the continued operation of the institution, (i) by the Director or his or
her designee or (ii) the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation ("FDIC") or the
Resolution Trust Corporation at the time the FDIC enters into an agreement to
provide assistance to or on behalf of the Bank under the authority contained in
Section 13(c) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act, 12 U.S.C. Section 1823(c);
or (ii) by the Director or his or her designee at the time the Director or his
or her designee approves a supervisory merger to resolve problems related to the
operations of the Bank or when the Bank is determined by the Director to be in
an unsafe or unsound condition. Any rights of the parties that have already
vested, however, shall not be affected by such action.
10.6 Any payments made to an employee pursuant to this Plan or otherwise
shall be conditioned upon compliance under 12 U.S.C. Section 1828(k) and any
regulations promulgated thereunder.
ADMINISTRATION OF THE PLAN
11.1 The Plan shall be administered by the Board (or, by a committee of
non-employee directors designated by the Board). Subject to the other provisions
of the Plan, the Board shall have authority to adopt, amend, alter and repeal
such administrative rules, guidelines and practices governing the operation of
the Plan as it shall from time to time consider advisable, to interpret the
provisions of the Plan and to decide all disputes arising in connection with the
Plan. The Board may correct any defect or supply any omission or reconcile any
inconsistency in the Plan in the manner and to the extent it shall deem
appropriate to carry the Plan into effect, in its sole and absolute discretion.
The Board's decisions and interpretations shall be final and binding. Any action
of the Board with respect to the administration of the Plan shall be taken
pursuant to a majority vote or by the unanimous written consent of its members.
Having been adopted by its Board on June 4, 1999, this Plan is executed by
duly authorized officer of the Bank this 1st day of July, 1999.
/s/ Brenda J. Thomas /s/ Marty R. Lindon
Marty R. Lindon
For the Entire Board of Directors