XXXXXXXX FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK
This AGREEMENT ("Agreement") is made effective as of June 29, 2000, by and
among Xxxxxxxx Federal Savings Bank (the "Bank"), a federally chartered stock
savings bank, with its principal administrative office at 0000 Xxxxxx Xxxx,
Xxxxxxxx, Xxxxx Xxxxxxxx 00000, DutchFork Bancshares, Inc., a corporation
organized under the laws of the State of Delaware, the holding company for the
Bank (the "Holding Company"), and Xxxxx X. Xxxxx ("Executive").
WHEREAS, the Bank wishes to assure itself of the services of Executive for
the period provided in this Agreement; and
WHEREAS, Executive is willing to serve in the employ of the Bank on a
full-time basis for said period.
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants herein contained,
and upon the other terms and conditions hereinafter provided, the parties hereby
agree as follows:
1. POSITION AND RESPONSIBILITIES.
During the period of his employment hereunder, Executive agrees to serve as
President and Treasurer of the Bank. Executive shall render administrative and
management services to the Bank such as are customarily performed by persons
situated in a similar executive capacity. During said period, Executive also
agrees to serve, if elected, as an officer and director of the Holding Company
or any subsidiary of the Bank.
(a) The period of Executive's employment under this Agreement shall be
deemed to have commenced as of the date first above written and shall continue
for a period of thirty-six (36) full calendar months thereafter. Commencing on
the first anniversary date of this Agreement, and continuing on each anniversary
thereafter, the disinterested members of the board of directors of the Bank
("Board") may extend the Agreement an additional year such that the remaining
term of the Agreement shall be thirty-six (36) months unless Executive elects
not to extend the term of this Agreement by giving written notice in accordance
with Section 8 of this Agreement. The Board will review the Agreement and
Executive's performance annually for purposes of determining whether to extend
the Agreement and the rationale and results thereof shall be included in the
minutes of the Board's meeting. The Board shall give notice to Executive as soon
as possible after such review as to whether the Agreement is to be extended.
(b) During the period of Executive's employment hereunder, except for
periods of absence occasioned by illness, reasonable vacation periods, and
reasonable leaves of absence, Executive shall devote substantially all his
business time, attention, skill, and efforts to the faithful performance of his
duties hereunder including activities and services related to the organization,
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operation and management of the Bank and participation in community and civic
organizations; provided, however, that, with the approval of the Board, as
evidenced by a resolution of such Board, from time to time, Executive may serve,
or continue to serve, on the boards of directors of, and hold any other offices
or positions in, companies or organizations, which, in such Board's judgment,
will not present any conflict of interest with the Bank, or materially affect
the performance of Executive's duties pursuant to this Agreement.
(c) Notwithstanding anything in this Agreement to the contrary, Executive's
employment with the Bank may be terminated by the Bank or Executive during the
term of this Agreement, subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
3. COMPENSATION AND REIMBURSEMENT.
(a) The Bank shall pay Executive as compensation a salary of $159,000 per
year ("Base Salary"). Base Salary shall include any amounts of compensation
deferred by Executive under any tax-qualified retirement or welfare benefit plan
or any other deferred compensation arrangement maintained by the Bank. Such Base
Salary shall be payable in accordance with the regular payroll practices of the
Bank. During the period of this Agreement, Executive's Base Salary shall be
reviewed at least annually in connection with Executive's performance evaluation
by the Board and the Board's consideration of any renewal or extension of the
term of the Agreement. Executive's salary review shall be conducted by the Board
or by a Committee of the Board, delegated such responsibility by the Board. Any
increase in Base Salary shall become the "Base Salary" for purposes of this
Agreement. In addition to the Base Salary provided in this Subsection 3(a), the
Bank shall also provide Executive, at no premium cost to Executive, with all
such other benefits as are provided uniformly to permanent full-time employees
of the Bank. In addition, Executive shall be entitled to incentive compensation
and bonuses as provided in any plan or arrangement of the Bank in which
Executive is eligible to participate.
(b) Executive shall be entitled to participate in any employee benefit
plans, arrangements and perquisites substantially equivalent to those in which
Executive was participating or otherwise deriving benefit from immediately prior
to the beginning of the term of this Agreement, and the Bank will not, without
Executive's prior written consent, make any changes in such plans, arrangements
or perquisites which would materially adversely affect Executive's rights or
benefits thereunder; except to the extent such changes are made applicable to
all Bank employees on a non- discriminatory basis. Without limiting the
generality of the foregoing provisions of this Subsection 3(b), Executive shall
be entitled to participate in or receive benefits under all plans relating to
stock options, restricted stock awards, stock purchases, pension, thrift,
supplemental retirement, profit-sharing, employee stock ownership, group life
insurance, medical and other health and welfare coverage, education, cash or
stock bonuses that are now or hereafter made available by the Bank to its senior
executives and key management employees, subject to and on a basis consistent
with the terms, conditions and overall administration of such plans and
arrangements. Nothing paid to Executive under any such plan or arrangement will
be deemed to be in lieu of other compensation to which Executive is entitled
under this Agreement.
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(c) The Bank shall pay or reimburse Executive for all reasonable and
documented expenses which have been authorized by the Board and which Executive
incurred in the performance of his obligations under this Agreement. Further,
the Bank may provide such additional compensation in such form and such amounts
as the Board may from time to time determine.
4. PAYMENTS TO EXECUTIVE UPON AN EVENT OF TERMINATION.
(a) Upon the occurrence of an Event of Termination (as defined in this
Agreement) during Executive's term of employment under this Agreement, the
provisions of this Section 4 shall apply. As used in this Agreement, an "Event
of Termination" shall mean and include any one or more of the following: (i)
termination by the Bank of Executive's full-time employment hereunder for any
reason other than a termination governed by Subsection 5(a) of this Agreement,
or Termination for Cause, as defined in Section 7 of this Agreement; (ii)
Executive's resignation from the Bank's employ upon any (A) material change in
Executive's function, duties, or responsibilities, which change would cause
Executive's position to become one of lesser responsibility, importance, or
scope from the position and attributes thereof described in Section 1 of this
Agreement, unless consented to by Executive, (B) relocation of Executive's
principal place of employment by more than 25 miles from its location at the
effective date of this Agreement, unless consented to by Executive, (C) material
reduction in the benefits and perquisites to Executive from those being provided
as of the effective date of this Agreement, unless consented to by Executive,
(D) a liquidation or dissolution of the Bank or Holding Company, or (E) breach
of this Agreement by the Bank. Upon the occurrence of any event described in
clauses (A), (B), (C), (D), or (E) above, the Bank shall have the opportunity to
cure the breach within thirty (30) days after receiving notice from Executive
that an Event of Termination had occurred. If the Bank does not cure the event
or circumstance constituting an Event of Termination within the time period
prescribed in this Subsection 4(a), Executive shall have the right to elect to
terminate his employment under this Agreement by resignation upon not less than
sixty (60) days prior written notice thereafter.
(b) Upon the occurrence of an Event of Termination, on the Date of
Termination, as defined in Section 8 of this Agreement, the Bank shall be
obligated to pay Executive, or, in the event of his subsequent death, his
beneficiary or beneficiaries, or his estate, as the case may be, a sum equal to
the sum of: (i) the Base Salary and bonuses in accordance with Subsection 3(a)
of this Agreement that would have been paid to Executive for the remaining term
of this Agreement had the Event of Termination not occurred; and (ii) all
benefits, including health insurance in accordance with Subsection 3(b) of this
Agreement that would have been provided to Executive for the remaining term of
this Agreement had an Event of Termination not occurred; provided, however, that
any payments pursuant to this Subsection 4(b) and Subsection 4(c) below shall
not, in the aggregate, exceed three (3) times Executive's average annual
compensation for the five (5) most recent taxable years that Executive has been
employed by the Bank or such lesser number of years in the event that Executive
shall have been employed by the Bank for less than five (5) years. In the event
the Bank is not in compliance with its minimum capital requirements or if such
payments pursuant to this Subsection 4(b) would cause the Bank's capital to be
reduced below its minimum regulatory capital requirements, such payments shall
be deferred until such time as the Bank or successor thereto is in capital
compliance. At the election of Executive, which election is to be made
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prior to an Event of Termination, such payments shall be made in a lump sum as
of Executive's Date of Termination. In the event that no election is made,
payment to Executive will be made on a monthly basis in approximately equal
installments during the remaining term of the Agreement. Such payments shall not
be reduced in the event Executive obtains other employment following termination
(c) Upon the occurrence of an Event of Termination, the Bank will cause to
be continued life, medical, dental and disability coverage substantially
identical to the coverage maintained by the Bank or the Holding Company for
Executive prior to his termination at no premium cost to Executive, except to
the extent such coverage may be changed in its application to all Bank or
Holding Company employees. Such coverage shall cease upon the expiration of the
remaining term of this Agreement.
(d) Executive shall not be entitled to receive benefits under Subsections
4(b) or 4(c) of this Agreement in the event Executive is employed by the Holding
Company or subsidiary of the Bank following his termination of employment from
the Bank as a result of an Event of Termination.
5. CHANGE IN CONTROL.
(a) For purposes of this Agreement, a "Change in Control" of the Bank or
Holding Company shall mean an event of a nature that: (i) results in a Change in
Control of the Bank or the Holding Company within the meaning of the Home
Owners' Loan Act of 1933, as amended and the Rules and Regulations promulgated
by the Office of Thrift Supervision ("OTS") (or its predecessor agency), as in
effect on the date hereof; or (ii) without limitation such a Change in Control
shall be deemed to have occurred at such time as (A) any "person" (as the term
is used in Sections 13(d) and 14(d) of the Exchange Act) is or becomes the
"beneficial owner" (as defined in Rule 13d-3 under the Exchange Act), directly
or indirectly, of voting securities of the Bank or the Holding Company
representing 25% or more of the Bank's or the Holding Company's outstanding
voting securities or right to acquire such securities except for any voting
securities of the Bank purchased by the Holding Company and any voting
securities purchased by any employee benefit plan of the Holding Company or its
Subsidiaries, or (B) individuals who constitute the Board on the date hereof
(the "Incumbent Board") cease for any reason to constitute at least a majority
thereof, provided that any person becoming a director subsequent to the date
hereof whose election was approved by a vote of at least three-quarters of the
directors comprising the Incumbent Board, or whose nomination for election by
the Holding Company's stockholders was approved by a Nominating Committee solely
composed of members which are Incumbent Board members, shall be, for purposes of
this clause (B), considered as though he were a member of the Incumbent Board,
or (C) a plan of reorganization, merger, consolidation, sale of all or
substantially all the assets of the Bank or the Holding Company or similar
transaction is consummated in which the Bank or Holding Company is not the
(b) If a Change in Control has occurred pursuant to Subsection 5(a) of this
Agreement or the Board has determined that a Change in Control has occurred,
Executive shall be entitled to the benefits provided in paragraphs (c) and (d)
of this Section 5 upon his subsequent termination of
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employment at any time during the twelve (12) month period following the date of
the Change in Control due to: (1) Executive's dismissal or (2) Executive's
voluntary resignation following any demotion, loss of title, office or
significant authority or responsibility, material reduction in annual
compensation or benefits or relocation of his principal place of employment by
more than 25 miles from its location immediately prior to the Change in Control,
unless such termination is because of his death, disability, retirement or
Termination for Cause (as defined in Section 7 of this Agreement).
(c) Upon Executive's entitlement to benefits pursuant to Subsection 5(b) of
this Agreement, the Bank shall pay Executive, or in the event of his subsequent
death, his beneficiary or beneficiaries, or his estate, as the case may be, a
sum equal to the greater of: (1) the Base Salary and bonuses in accordance with
Subsection 3(a) of this Agreement that would have been paid to Executive for the
remaining term of this Agreement had the event described in Subsection (b) of
this Section 5 not occurred and all benefits, including health insurance, in
accordance with Subsection 3(b) of this Agreement that would have been provided
to Executive for the remaining term of this Agreement had the event described in
Subsection (b) of this Section 5 not occurred; or (2) three (3) times
Executive's Average Annual Compensation (as defined herein) for the five (5)
most recent taxable years that Executive has been employed by the Bank or such
lesser number of years in the event that Executive shall have been employed by
the Bank for less than five (5) years. Such "Average Annual Compensation" shall
include all taxable income paid by the Bank, including but not limited to, Base
Salary, commissions, and bonuses, as well as contributions on Executive's behalf
to any pension and/or profit sharing plan, retirement payments, directors or
committee fees and fringe benefits paid or to be paid to Executive in any such
year and payment of any expense items without accountability or business purpose
or that do not meet the Internal Revenue Service requirements for deductibility
by the Bank; provided, however, that any payment under this provision and
Subsection 5(d) below shall not exceed three (3) times Executive's Average
Annual Compensation. In the event the Bank is not in compliance with its minimum
capital requirements or if such payments would cause the Bank's capital to be
reduced below its minimum regulatory capital requirements, such payments shall
be deferred until such time as the Bank or successor thereto is in capital
compliance. At the election of Executive, which election is to be made prior to
a Change in Control, such payment shall be made in a lump sum as of Executive's
Date of Termination. In the event that no election is made, payment to Executive
will be made in approximately equal installments on a monthly basis over a
period of thirty-six (36) months following Executive's termination. Such
payments shall not be reduced in the event Executive obtains other employment
following termination of employment.
(d) Upon Executive's entitlement to benefits pursuant to Subsection 5(b) of
this Agreement, the Bank will cause to be continued life, medical, dental and
disability coverage substantially identical to the coverage maintained by the
Bank for Executive prior to his severance at no premium cost to Executive,
except to the extent that such coverage may be changed in its application for
all Bank employees on a non-discriminatory basis. Such coverage and payments
shall cease upon the earlier of: (i) the expiration of thirty-six (36) months
following the Change in Control; or (ii) employment by another employer who
provides substantially similar life, medical, dental and disability coverage.
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6. CHANGE IN CONTROL RELATED PROVISIONS.
Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 5 of this Agreement, in no event
shall the aggregate payments or benefits to be made or afforded to Executive
under Section 5 (the "Termination Benefits") constitute an "excess parachute
payment" under Section 280G of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, or
any successor thereto, and in order to avoid such a result, Termination Benefits
will be reduced, if necessary, to an amount (the "Non-Triggering Amount"), the
value of which is one dollar ($1.00) less than an amount equal to three (3)
times Executive's "base amount," as determined in accordance with said Section
280G. The allocation of the reduction required hereby among the Termination
Benefits provided by Section 5 of this Agreement shall be determined by
7. TERMINATION FOR CAUSE.
The term "Termination for Cause" shall mean termination because of
Executive'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 similar offenses) or final cease-and-desist order or material
breach of any provision of this Agreement. Notwithstanding the foregoing,
Executive shall not be deemed to have been Terminated for Cause unless and until
there shall have been delivered to him a Notice of Termination which shall
include a copy of a resolution duly adopted by the affirmative vote of not less
than a majority of the members of the Board at a meeting of the Board called and
held for that purpose (after reasonable notice to Executive and an opportunity
for him, together with counsel, to be heard before the Board), finding that in
the good faith opinion of the Board, Executive was guilty of conduct justifying
Termination for Cause and specifying the particulars thereof in detail.
Executive shall not have the right to receive compensation or other benefits for
any period after the Date of Termination for Cause. During the period beginning
on the date of the Notice of Termination for Cause pursuant to Section 8 of this
Agreement through the Date of Termination for Cause, stock options granted to
Executive under any stock option plan shall not be exercisable nor shall any
unvested stock awards granted to Executive under any stock benefit plan of the
Bank, the Holding Company or any subsidiary or affiliate thereof, vest. At the
Date of Termination for Cause, such stock options and any unvested stock awards
shall become null and void and shall not be exercisable by or delivered to
Executive at any time subsequent to such Termination for Cause.
(a) Any purported termination by the Bank or by Executive shall be
communicated by Notice of Termination to the other party hereto. For purposes of
this Agreement, a "Notice of Termination" shall mean a written notice which
shall indicate the specific termination provision in this Agreement relied upon
and shall set forth in reasonable detail the facts and circumstances claimed to
provide a basis for termination of Executive's employment under the provision so
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(b) "Date of Termination" shall mean the date specified in the Notice of
Termination (which, in the case of a Termination for Cause, shall not be less
than thirty days from the date such Notice of Termination is given).
(c) If, within thirty (30) days after any Notice of Termination is given,
the party receiving such Notice of Termination notifies the other party that a
dispute exists concerning the termination, the Date of Termination shall be the
date on which the dispute is finally determined, either by mutual written
agreement of the parties, by a binding arbitration award, or by a final
judgment, order or decree of a court of competent jurisdiction (the time for
appeal therefrom having expired and no appeal having been perfected) and,
provided further, that the Date of Termination shall be extended by a notice of
dispute only if such notice is given in good faith and the party giving such
notice pursues the resolution of such dispute with reasonable diligence. Except
as otherwise provided by this Agreement, following Executive's receipt of a
Notice of Termination, his employment with the Bank shall be terminated and his
rights to any and all benefits under this Agreement shall cease.
9. POST-TERMINATION OBLIGATIONS.
All payments and benefits to Executive under this Agreement shall be
subject to Executive's compliance with this Section 9 for one (1) full year
after the earlier of the expiration of this Agreement or termination of
Executive's employment with the Bank. Executive shall, upon reasonable notice,
furnish such information and assistance to the Bank as may reasonably be
required by the Bank in connection with any litigation in which it or any of its
subsidiaries or affiliates is, or may become, a party.
10. NON-COMPETITION AND NON-DISCLOSURE OF BANK BUSINESS.
(a) Upon any termination of Executive's employment hereunder pursuant to
Section 4 of this Agreement, Executive agrees not to compete with the Bank for a
period of one (1) year following such termination in any city, town or county in
which Executive's normal business office is located and the Bank has an office
or has filed an application for regulatory approval to establish an office,
determined as of the effective date of such termination, except as agreed to
pursuant to a resolution duly adopted by the Board. Executive agrees that during
such period and within said cities, towns and counties, Executive shall not work
for or advise, consult or otherwise serve with, directly or indirectly, any
entity whose business materially competes with the depository, lending or other
business activities of the Bank. The parties hereto, recognizing that
irreparable injury will result to the Bank, its business and property in the
event of Executive's breach of this Subsection 10(a) agree that in the event of
any such breach by Executive, the Bank will be entitled, in addition to any
other remedies and damages available, to an injunction to restrain the violation
hereof by Executive, Executive's partners, agents, servants, employees and all
persons acting for or under the direction of Executive. Nothing herein will be
construed as prohibiting the Bank from pursuing any other remedies available to
the Bank for such breach or threatened breach, including the recovery of damages
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(b) Executive recognizes and acknowledges that the knowledge of the
business activities and plans for business activities of the Bank and affiliates
thereof, as it may exist from time to time, is a valuable, special and unique
asset of the business of the Bank. Executive will not, during or after the term
of his employment, disclose any knowledge of the past, present, planned or
considered business activities of the Bank or affiliates thereof to any person,
firm, corporation, or other entity for any reason or purpose whatsoever.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, Executive may disclose any knowledge of banking,
financial and/or economic principles, concepts or ideas which are not solely and
exclusively derived from the business plans and activities of the Bank. Further,
Executive may disclose information regarding the business activities of the Bank
to the OTS and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation ("FDIC") pursuant to a
formal regulatory request. In the event of a breach or threatened breach by
Executive of the provisions of this Section 10, the Bank will be entitled to an
injunction restraining Executive from disclosing, in whole or in part, the
knowledge of the past, present, planned or considered business activities of the
Bank or affiliates thereof, or from rendering any services to any person, firm,
corporation, other entity to whom such knowledge, in whole or in part, has been
disclosed or is threatened to be disclosed. Nothing herein will be construed as
prohibiting the Bank from pursuing any other remedies available to the Bank for
such breach or threatened breach, including the recovery of damages from
11. SOURCE OF PAYMENTS.
(a) All payments provided in this Agreement shall be timely paid in cash or
check from the general funds of the Bank. The Holding Company, however,
unconditionally guarantees payment and provision of all amounts and benefits due
hereunder to Executive and, if such amounts and benefits due from the Bank are
not timely paid or provided by the Bank, such amounts and benefits shall be paid
or provided by the Holding Company.
(b) Notwithstanding any provision herein to the contrary, to the extent
that payments and benefits, as provided by this Agreement, are paid to or
received by Executive under the Employment Agreement dated June 29, 2000,
between Executive and the Holding Company, such compensation payments and
benefits paid by the Holding Company will be subtracted from any amounts due
simultaneously to Executive under similar provisions of this Agreement. Payments
pursuant to this Agreement and the Holding Company Agreement shall be allocated
in proportion to the services rendered and time expended on such activities by
Executive as determined by the Holding Company and the Bank on a quarterly
12. EFFECT ON PRIOR AGREEMENTS AND EXISTING BENEFIT PLANS.
This Agreement contains the entire understanding between the parties hereto
and supersedes any prior employment agreement between the Bank or any
predecessor of the Bank and Executive, except that this Agreement shall not
affect or operate to reduce any benefit or compensation inuring to Executive of
a kind elsewhere provided. No provision of this Agreement shall be interpreted
to mean that Executive is subject to receiving fewer benefits than those
available to him without reference to this Agreement.
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13. NO ATTACHMENT.
(a) Except as required by law, no right to receive payments under this
Agreement 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 any such action shall be null,
void, and of no effect.
(b) This Agreement shall be binding upon, and inure to the benefit of,
Executive and the Bank and their respective successors and assigns.
14. MODIFICATION AND WAIVER.
(a) This Agreement may not be modified or amended except by an instrument
in writing signed by the parties hereto.
(b) No term or condition of this Agreement shall be deemed to have been
waived, nor shall there be any estoppel against the enforcement of any provision
of this Agreement, except by written instrument of the party charged with such
waiver or estoppel. No such written waiver shall be deemed a continuing waiver
unless specifically stated therein, and each such waiver shall operate only as
to the specific term or condition waived and shall not constitute a waiver of
such term or condition for the future as to any act other than that specifically
15. REQUIRED PROVISIONS.
In the event any of the foregoing provisions of this Section 15 are in
conflict with the terms of this Agreement, this Section 15 shall prevail.
(a) The Bank may terminate Executive's employment at any time, but any
termination by the Bank, other than Termination for Cause, shall not prejudice
Executive's right to compensation or other benefits under this Agreement.
Executive shall not have the right to receive compensation or other benefits for
any period after Termination for Cause as defined in Section 7 hereinabove.
(b) If Executive is suspended from office and/or temporarily prohibited
from participating in the conduct of the Bank's affairs by a notice served under
Section 8(e)(3) or 8(g)(1) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act, 12 U.S.C.
ss.1818(e)(3) or (g)(1); the Bank's obligations under this contract 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 Executive all or part of the compensation withheld while their contract
obligations were suspended; and (ii) reinstate (in whole or in part) any of the
obligations which were suspended.
(c) If Executive is removed and/or permanently prohibited from
participating in the conduct of the Bank's affairs by an order issued under
Section 8(e)(4) or 8(g)(1) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act, 12 U.S.C.
ss.1818(e)(4) or (g)(1), all obligations of the Bank under this
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contract shall terminate as of the effective date of the order, but vested
rights of the contracting parties shall not be affected.
(d) If the Bank is in default as defined in Section 3(x)(1) of the Federal
Deposit Insurance Act, 12 U.S.C. ss.1813(x)(1) all obligations of the Bank under
this contract shall terminate as of the date of default, but this paragraph
shall not affect any vested rights of the contracting parties.
(e) 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 of the OTS
(or his designee), the 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. ss.1823(c); or (ii) by the Director of the OTS (or his designee)
at the time the Director (or his 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
(f) Any payments made to Executive pursuant to this Agreement, or
otherwise, are subject to and conditioned upon compliance with 12
U.S.C.ss.1828(k) and 12 C.F.R.ss.545.121 and any rules and regulations
(g) Any payments made under this Agreement shall not, in the aggregate,
exceed three (3) times Executive's Average Annual Compensation (as defined in
this Agreement) for the five (5) most recent taxable years that Executive has
been employed by the Bank or such lesser number of years in the event that
Executive shall have been employed by the Bank for less than five (5) years.
16. REINSTATEMENT OF BENEFITS UNDER SUBSECTION 15(b).
In the event Executive is suspended and/or temporarily prohibited from
participating in the conduct of the Bank's affairs by a notice described in
Subsection 15(b) of this Agreement (the "Notice") during the term of this
Agreement and a Change in Control, as defined herein, occurs, the Bank will
assume its obligation to pay and Executive will be entitled to receive all of
the termination benefits provided for under Section 5 of this Agreement upon the
Bank's receipt of a dismissal of charges in the Notice.
If, for any reason, any provision of this Agreement, or any part of any
provision, is held invalid, such invalidity shall not affect any other provision
of this Agreement or any part of such provision not held so invalid, and each
such other provision and part thereof shall to the full extent consistent with
law continue in full force and effect.
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18. HEADINGS FOR REFERENCE ONLY.
The headings of sections and paragraphs herein are included solely for
convenience of reference and shall not control the meaning or interpretation of
any of the provisions of this Agreement.
19. GOVERNING LAW.
The validity, interpretation, performance and enforcement of this Agreement
shall be governed by the laws of the State of Delaware, without regards to
principles of conflicts of law of this state, but only to the extent not
superseded by federal law.
Any dispute or controversy arising under or in connection with this
Agreement shall be settled exclusively by arbitration, conducted before a panel
of three arbitrators sitting in a location selected by Executive within fifty
(50) miles from the location of the Bank, in accordance with the rules of the
American Arbitration Association then in effect. Judgment may be entered on the
arbitrator's award in any court having jurisdiction; provided, however, that
Executive shall be entitled to seek specific performance of his right to be paid
until the Date of Termination during the pendency of any dispute or controversy
arising under or in connection with this Agreement.
In the event any dispute or controversy arising under or in connection with
Executive's termination is resolved in favor of Executive, whether by judgment,
arbitration or settlement, Executive shall be entitled to the payment of all
back-pay, including salary, bonuses and any other cash compensation, fringe
benefits and any compensation and benefits due Executive under this Agreement.
21. PAYMENT OF COSTS AND LEGAL FEES.
All reasonable costs and legal fees paid or incurred by Executive pursuant
to any dispute or question of interpretation relating to this Agreement shall be
paid or reimbursed by the Bank if Executive is successful on the merits pursuant
to a legal judgment, arbitration or settlement.
(a) The Bank shall provide Executive (including his heirs, executors and
administrators) with coverage under a standard directors' and officers'
liability insurance policy at its expense and shall indemnify Executive (and his
heirs, executors and administrators) as permitted under federal law against all
expenses and liabilities reasonably incurred by him in connection with or
arising out of any action, suit or proceeding in which he may be involved by
reason of his having been a director or officer of the Bank (whether or not he
continues to be a director or officer at the time of incurring such expenses or
liabilities), such expenses and liabilities to include, but not be limited to,
judgments, court costs and attorneys' fees and the cost of reasonable
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(b) Any payments made to Executive pursuant to this Section are subject to
and conditioned upon compliance with 12 U.S.C.ss.1828(k) and 12 C.F.R.ss.545.121
and any rules or regulations promulgated thereunder.
23. SUCCESSOR TO THE BANK.
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 or the Holding Company,
expressly and unconditionally to assume and agree to perform the Bank's
obligations under this Agreement, in the same manner and to the same extent that
the Bank would be required to perform if no such succession or assignment had
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, Xxxxxxxx Federal Savings Bank and DutchFork Bancshares,
Inc. have caused this Agreement to be executed and their seals to be affixed
hereunto by their duly authorized officers and directors, and Executive has
signed this Agreement, on the 5th day of July, 2000.
ATTEST: XXXXXXXX FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK
/s/ Xxxxxx X. Xxxxx By: /s/ J. Xxxxxx Xxxxxxx
For the Entire Board of Directors
ATTEST: DUTCHFORK BANCSHARES, INC.
/s/ Xxxxxx X. Xxxxx By: /s/ J. Xxxxxx Xxxxxxx
For the Entire Board of Directors
/s/ Xxxxxx X. Xxxxx /s/ Xxxxx X. Xxxxx
Xxxxx X. Xxxxx