Employment Agreement

Amendment to the Newport Federal Savings Bank Employment Agreement

Exhibit 10.2




WHEREAS, Nino Moscardi (the “Executive”) entered into an employment agreement

with Newport Federal Savings Bank (the “Bank”) effective October 15, 2005 (the

“Agreement”); and

WHEREAS, in connection with the mutual to stock conversion of the Bank, the Bank

and the Executive desire to amend the Agreement to include Newport Bancorp, Inc. (the

“Company”) as a guarantor of the payments under the Agreement and to facilitate some

ministerial changes, including a change to the definition of Termination for Cause requested by

the Office of Thrift Supervision; and

WHEREAS, the Agreement provides that the Agreement may be amended or modified

at any time prior to a Change in Control by means of a written instrument signed by the parties.

NOW, THEREFORE, the Bank and the Executive hereby agree to amend the

Agreement as follows:


Effective as of the closing of the Company’s initial public offering, the first

paragraph of the Agreement shall be amended to add the following sentence to the end of

the paragraph:

Newport Bancorp, Inc., the holding company of the Bank (the “Holding

Company”) will serve as guarantor under this Agreement.”


Effective as of the closing of the Company’s initial public offering, Section 12(a)

shall be deleted in its entirety and replaced with the following new Section 12(a):

“For purposes of this Agreement, a “Change in Control” means the occurrence of

any one of the following events:

(1) Merger: The Company or the Bank merges into or consolidates with another

corporation, or merges another corporation into the Company or the Bank, and as a result less

than a majority of the combined voting power of the resulting corporation immediately after the

merger or consolidation is held by persons who were stockholders of the Company or the Bank

immediately before the merger or consolidation.

(2) Acquisition of Significant Share Ownership: The Company files, or is required to

file, a report on Schedule 13D or another form or schedule (other than Schedule 13G) required

under Sections 13(d) or 14(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, if the schedule discloses

that the filing person or persons acting in concert has or have become the beneficial owner of

25% or more of a class of the Company’s voting securities, but this clause (b) shall not apply to

beneficial ownership of Company voting shares held in a fiduciary capacity by an entity of

which the Company directly or indirectly beneficially owns 50% or more of its outstanding

voting securities.

(3) Change in Board Composition: During any period of two consecutive years,

individuals who constitute the Company’s or the Bank’s Board of Directors at the beginning of

the two-year period cease for any reason to constitute at least a majority of the Company’s or the

Bank’s Board of Directors; provided, however, that for purposes of this clause (iii), each director

who is first elected by the board (or first nominated by the board for election by the

stockholders) by a vote of at least two-thirds of the directors who were directors at the beginning

of the two-year period shall be deemed to have also been a director at the beginning of such


(4) Sale of Assets: The Company or the Bank sells to a third party all or substantially

all of its assets.


Effective as of the closing of the Company’s initial public offering, the following

Section 27 shall be added to the Agreement:

“27. Source of Payments.




All payments provided for in this Agreement shall be timely paid in cash or check

from the general funds of the Bank. The 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 Company.




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 in effect between Executive and the Company

(the “Company Agreement”), such compensation payments and benefits paid by

the Company will be subtracted from any amount due simultaneously to

Executive under similar provisions of this Agreement. Payments pursuant to this

Agreement and the Company Agreement shall be allocated in proportion to the

level of activity and the time expended on such activities by Executive as

determined by the Company and the Bank.”




Effective June 27, 2006, Section 11(d)(i)(6) of the Agreement shall be deleted in its

entirety and replaced with the following new Section 11(d)(i)(6):

“(6) Willful violation of any law, rule or regulation (other than traffic violations or

similar offenses) any felony conviction or final cease-and-desist order, or material breach of any

provision of this Agreement; or”

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Bank has caused this Amendment to the Agreement to

be executed by its duly authorized officer, and Executive has signed this Amendment, on the 18th

day of July, 2006.





/s/ Judy Tucker


/s/ Peter W. Rector


For the Board of Directors




(as guarantor)


/s/ Peter W. Rector


For the Board of Directors




/s/ Judy Tucker


/s/ Nino Moscardi


Nino Moscardi