This Employment Agreement (this Agreement) is made and entered into as of July 26, 2005, by and between i2 Technologies, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the Company), and Michael J. Berry, an individual (the Employee or CFO).
WHEREAS, the Employee desires to be employed by the Company as Chief Financial Officer and the Company desires to employ the Employee as Chief Financial Officer, subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement; and
WHEREAS, the Company and the Employee have determined that it is in their respective best interests to enter into this Agreement on the terms and conditions as set forth herein.
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises and the mutual covenants and promises contained herein, and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the parties hereto hereby agree as follows:
1. EMPLOYMENT TERMS AND DUTIES
1.1 Employment. The Company shall employ the Employee and the Employee shall perform services for the Company hereunder, for the initial period commencing August 22, 2005 (Hire Date) and ending, subject to earlier termination under Section 1.5 hereunder, on August 22, 2008, at which time the parties agree to be employed at the will of each party, unless otherwise agreed to by the parties in writing.
1.2 Title and Reporting Relationship. The Employee shall serve as Executive Vice President of Finance and Accounting and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Company, and shall report to the Companys President and CEO. This position has a Section 16(b) officer designation. In the event that the Employees employment is terminated for Cause (as defined below), the Employee agrees to and shall be deemed to have resigned from the Company or its subsidiaries.
1.3 Duties. The Employee shall perform all reasonable duties assigned by the Companys CEO. Unless otherwise agreed upon by the Company, during his employment hereunder, the Employee shall devote his full working time and best efforts to the performance of his duties to the Company and shall not be otherwise employed. The Employee shall use his best efforts in the performance of his duties and the furtherance of the interests of the Company. Company and the Employee agree that Employees principal location of employment with the Company shall be at the Companys headquarters in Dallas, Texas. Employee shall relocate to Dallas, TX within twelve (12) months from Employees Hire Date in accordance with the terms and benefits defined in Section 1.4.7. The Employee understands and agrees that his employment with the Company will require travel and overnight stays (Travel Assignments).
1.4 Compensation and Benefits.
1.4.1 Cash Compensation. In consideration of the services rendered to the Company hereunder by the Employee and the Employees covenants hereunder, including but not limited to, his covenants under Sections 2, 3, and 5 below, the Company shall during the initial period pay the
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Employee a salary equivalent to $325,000 USD per annum (the Base Salary), paid on a semi-monthly basis. The Base Salary shall be payable in accordance with the normal payroll practices of the Company then in effect. The Employee shall also be entitled, during the initial period, to an incentive payment of up to 50% of the Base Salary (the Bonus). At the sole discretion of the Companys CEO and Board of Directors, Employee may be eligible for an increase in cash compensation during the initial period. Bonus payments will be paid in accordance with the normal practices of the Company then in effect, including the applicable bonus processing schedule and assessment of Company, Business Unit and Employee performance and ability to meet objectives established with the President and CEO. The Base Salary, Bonus and all other forms of compensation paid to the Employee hereunder shall be subject to all applicable taxes required to be withheld by the Company pursuant to federal, state or local law. The Employee shall be solely responsible for income or other taxes imposed on the Employee by reasons of any cash or non-cash compensation and benefits provided by this Agreement.
1.4.2 Benefits Package. Employee shall be eligible to receive such employee benefits as may be in effect from time to time as are afforded to other employees of the Company.
1.4.3 Equity. On Employees Hire Date (Grant Date), in accordance with the Companys 1995 Stock Option/Stock Issuance Plan and subject to the approval of the Compensation Committee, the Employee will be granted (i) 15,000 shares of the Companys Share Right Awards (the Restricted Shares), and (ii) an option to purchase 75,000 shares of the Companys common stock at an exercise price equal to the fair market value of the common stock on the Grant Date (the Options). The Restricted Shares shall vest in accordance with the following schedule: 33.3% one year from the vesting commencement date, 33.3% two years from the vesting commencement date and 33.4% three years from the vesting commencement date unless Employee is terminated without cause as defined in Section 1.5.4, in which case the accelerated vesting clause shall apply to the Restricted Shares. The Options shall vest in accordance with the following schedule: 1% shall vest immediately; 24% shall vest one year from the vesting commencement date; the remaining shall vest in 36 equal monthly installments thereafter. The vesting commencement date for all approved Restricted Shares and Options will be the Hire Date. The remaining terms and conditions of the option grants and the Restricted Shares shall be as set forth in the form Stock Option Agreement and the Restricted Stock Agreement document attached hereto. The Employee may be entitled to participate in the Companys stock option plan or other equity compensation plan at the discretion of and upon terms and conditions agreed upon by the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors.
1.4.4 Vacation. The Employee shall be entitled to vacation each fiscal year in accordance with the vacation policies of the Company in effect for employees of the Company.
1.4.5 Expenses. Any travel to and from customer sites or other travel required in conjunction with this employment shall be conducted in accordance with i2s Travel Policy. The Company shall, upon receipt from the Employee of signed and itemized lists of expenditures with supporting receipts to the extent required by applicable income tax regulations and the Companys reimbursement policies, reimburse the Employee for all out-of-pocket business expenses reasonably incurred by the Employee in connection with his employment hereunder.
1.4.6 Change of Control. In the event of a Corporate Transaction (as defined in both the i2 1995 Stock Option/Stock Issuance Plan and the 2001 Non-Officer Stock Option/Stock Issuance Plan, collectively, the Plans) whereby i2 is acquired during Employees employment, all unvested Restricted Shares and options granted to Employee by the Company on or after Employees Hire Date will be immediately accelerated and become exercisable.
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1.4.7 Relocation Terms and Benefits. The Company will pay relocation expenses in accordance with the i2 Technologies US, Inc. Homeowners Relocation Policy unless otherwise defined within this Section 1.4.7. The relocation must occur within twelve (12) months from the Hire Date, therefore the Employee agrees to make best efforts to work with the Companys Relocation Services Provider to list, market and sell his home as soon as possible. In the event that Employees home does not sell within nine (9) months from the initial listing date, the Company will agree to either extend the relocation completion deadline or make a full buyout offer, provided all IRS requirements can be met. Should the Company choose to do the full buyout, Employee agrees that such a buyout would be based on the average between two independent relocation appraisals (three if the two appraisals are more than 5% apart.) In the meantime, Company will pay for travel to and from Dallas and a standard furnished corporate apartment through the Companys Relocation Provider for up to twelve months from the Employees Hire Date, or until the relocation is completed, whichever is earlier. By signing this Agreement, Employee acknowledges having read, understood and agreed to abide by the guidelines set forth in the i2 Technologies US, Inc. Homeowners Relocation Policy with the exception of any different terms defined within this Section 1.4.7. In the event that the Employee voluntarily terminates employment prior to completing two full years of employment with the Company, Employee agrees to reimburse the Company for 100% of the total amount of the relocation expenses incurred. Further, if Employee voluntarily terminates employment after completing two full years of employment with the Company, but prior to completing three full years of employment with the Company, Employee must reimburse to the Company 50% of the total amount of the relocation expenses incurred. Unless other payment arrangements are made to reimburse i2 in a timeframe agreeable to the Company, Employee authorizes the Company to deduct any monies due to the Company from Employees pay or other monies due to the Employee.
1.5 Termination. The Employees employment and this Agreement (except as otherwise provided hereunder) shall terminate upon the occurrence of any of the following, at the time set forth therefore (the Termination Date):
1.5.1 Death or Disability. Immediately upon the death of the Employee or the determination by the relevant insurance company or management agency that the Employee is eligible to receive benefits under Companys disability insurance offered to Companys employees, due to a mental or physical illness or incapacity (Disability) (termination pursuant to this Section 1.5.1 being referred to herein as termination for Death or Disability).
1.5.2 Voluntary Termination. Employee may terminate employment with a minimum of 90 days notice. Termination pursuant to this Section 1.5.2 is being referred to herein as Voluntary termination).
1.5.3 Termination For Cause. Immediately following notice of termination for Cause (as defined below), specifying such Cause, given by the Company (termination pursuant to this Section 1.5.3 being referred to herein as termination for Cause). For purposes of this Agreement, the term Cause means (i) the Employees conviction or plea of guilty or no contest to any crime constituting a felony in the jurisdiction in which committed, any crime involving moral turpitude (whether or not a felony), or any other violation of criminal law involving dishonesty or willful misconduct that injures the Company (or any parent or subsidiary) (whether or not a felony); (ii) the commission of any act of fraud, embezzlement by the Employee or any dishonesty in the course of performing Employees duties with the Company; (iii) the Employees substance abuse that in any manner interferes with the performance of the Employees duties; (iv) the Employees failure or refusal to perform the duties at all or in an acceptable manner, or to follow the lawful and proper directives of the
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CEO and Board of Directors of the Company which are within the scope of the Employees duties set forth in Section 1.3 above and which is not corrected within a reasonable period after written notice to the Employee identifying such failure or refusal; (v) any breach of the Employees obligations under Section 2, Section 3, or Section 5 below; (vi) the breach of the Companys Code of Business Conduct and Ethics or the Companys Employee/Managers Handbook or Company Policies (vii) misconduct by the Employee that discredits or damages the Company (or any parent or subsidiary); (viii) the Employees chronic absence from work for reasons other than medically validated illness; or (ix) any other intentional misconduct by the Employee adversely affecting the business or affairs of the Company (or any parent or subsidiary) in a material manner.
1.5.4 Termination Without Cause. Employee may be terminated immediately by the Company without cause. If Employee is terminated without cause during the initial term, Employee will receive a severance payment of twelve (12) months of base salary and on-target bonus potential and Company-paid COBRA Benefits in consideration for a Release and Waiver of Claims (in a form acceptable to i2) against i2 and any successor company assuming this Agreement (Release). If Employee is terminated without cause within thirty six months from Employees Hire Date, the Company will reimburse Employee for relocation expenses up to a maximum of $100,000 in year one, $75,000 in year two, $50,000 in year 3, provided the following requirements are met: (i) Employee must certify that expenses have not or will not be reimbursed by another entity; (ii) all relocation expenses comply with the i2 Technologies US, Inc. Homeowners Relocation Policy; and (iii) Employee elects to relocate from Dallas, Texas residence and initiates the move within 60 days from Employees termination date with the Company and completes the move within 30 days following the initiation of the move. If Employee is terminated without cause during the initial period, any unvested Restricted Shares awarded upon on Employees Hire Date shall vest upon termination.
1.5.5 Other Remedies. Termination pursuant to Section 1.5.3. above shall be in addition to and without prejudice to any other right or remedy to which the Company may be entitled at law, in equity, or under this Agreement.
1.6 Severance and Termination. Voluntary Termination, Termination for Cause, Termination for Death or Disability. In the case of a termination of the Employees employment hereunder for Death or Disability in accordance with Section 1.5.1 above, or the Employees Voluntary termination of employment hereunder in accordance with Section 1.5.2 above, or a termination of the Employees employment hereunder for Cause in accordance with Section 1.5.3 above, (i) the Employee shall not be entitled to receive payment of, and the Company shall have no obligation to pay, any severance or similar compensation attributable to such termination, other than Base Salary earned but unpaid as of the termination date, and payment related to accrued but unused vacation, and (ii) the Companys obligations under this Agreement shall immediately cease.
1.6.1 Termination Without Cause. In the case of a termination of the Employees employment within the Employees employment term, hereunder Without Cause in accordance with Section 1.5.4, the Company shall give Employee 14 days notice or pay the Employee compensation equivalent to 14 days of base salary in lieu of such notice. Should the termination of the Employees employment be deemed to be covered by the Worker Adjustment, Retraining and Notification Act or any comparable state or country statute or regulation, the severance benefits above shall be considered to be payments required by that Act, statute or regulation. Accordingly, any payments under this Agreement shall be reduced dollar-for-dollar by payments required pursuant to such Act, statute or regulation, and all other benefits otherwise provided by this Agreement will be offset by benefits required pursuant to such Act, statute or regulation.
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1.6.2 The Companys obligation to pay and the Employees right to receive the pay in lieu of notice hereunder shall be contingent on the Employee executing a general release in form and substance satisfactory to the Company and shall cease in the event of the Employees breach of his obligations under Section 2, Section 3, or Section 5 below. It is expressly acknowledged that the provisions of this Section 1.6.2 have the effect, in some or all cases of termination of the Employees employment, of eliminating or reducing compensation (salary, bonuses, and/or benefits) which would have been paid or available had the Employees employment not been terminated.
2. CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION - NON-DISCLOSURE
The Employee understands that the Company possesses Proprietary Information. An Employee Proprietary Information Agreement (EPIA), as attached hereto, shall be agreed to and executed in conjunction with this Agreement. The Employee agrees that, during and after the Employment Term, the Employee shall not at any time make any statement or representation, written or oral, which the Employee knows or should know will, or which the Employee knows or should know is reasonably likely to, impair, bring into disrepute, or adversely affect in any way the reputation, good will, business, customer or supplier relationships, or public relations of the Company, any affiliate, any successor, and/or any person or entity which the Employee knows or should know is one of the following: (i) a member of the Board of the Company, any affiliate and/or any subsidiary, (ii) any employee of the Company, or any affiliate and/or any subsidiary of the Company, (iii) a person or entity who has or has had a legal or beneficial ownership interest in the Company, any subsidiary and or any affiliate (an Owner), and/or (iv) an owner, employee, director, partner, representative of, and/or adviser to, any such Owner.
3. NON-COMPETITION AND NON-INTERFERENCE
The Employee agrees that during the term of his or her employment and for a period of twelve (12) months from the date his employment with the Company terminates, for whatever reason:
(i) The Employee shall not provide any services (whether as an employee, agent, consultant, advisor, or independent contractor or in any other capacity, directly or indirectly) to any competitor in a position that has substantially the same functions and/or responsibilities as the position occupied by the Employee at the time of the Employees cessation of service. Nor shall the Employee provide any services (whether as an employee, agent, consultant, advisor, or independent contractor or in any other capacity, directly or indirectly) to any competitor in a capacity in which the Employee would be in a position to use or disclose the Companys confidential information (whether for the benefit of the Employee or the competitor, or to the detriment of the Company). For the purposes of this covenant a competitor shall mean any corporation, partnership, or other entity that (i) is doing business in the geographic region in which the Employee was employed by the Company and (ii) is engaged in a business or has one or more product lines competitive with the Company.
(ii) The Employee shall not request, advise or suggest to any customer of the Company, nor shall the Employee directly or indirectly assist any other person or entity to request, advise, or suggest to any customer of the Company, that the customer curtail, cancel or withdraw its business from the Company or that the customer not expand its relationship with the Company.
(iii) The Employee shall not directly or indirectly solicit or accept the business of any customer or prospect of the Company with whom the Employee (i) had contact during the Employees last twelve (12) months of employment with the Company, or (ii) had access to the Companys confidential information with respect to the customer or prospect during the last twelve (12) months of employment with the Company.
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(iv) The Employee shall not induce or solicit any employee of the Company to leave the employ of the Company.
If any restriction set forth in this section is held by any court of competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable, then the Employee agrees, and hereby submits, to the reduction and limitation of such restriction to such geographic area, range of activities or period as may be enforceable.
4. INJUNCTIVE RELIEF AND ADDITIONAL REMEDY
The Employee acknowledges and agrees that any breach of the terms of Sections 2 or 3 above would result in irreparable injury and damage to the Company for which the Company would have no adequate remedy at law; the Employee therefore also acknowledges and agrees that in the event of such breach or any threat of breach, the Company shall be entitled to an immediate injunction and restraining order to prevent such breach and/or threatened breach and/or continued breach by the Employee and/or any and all persons and/or entities acting for and/or with the Employee, without having to prove damages, in addition to any other remedies to which the Company may be entitled at law or in equity. The terms of this paragraph shall not prevent the Company from pursuing any other available remedies for any breach or threatened breach hereof, including but not limited to the recovery of damages from the Employee. The Employee agrees to appear before and to submit exclusively to the jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located within the State of Texas with respect to any controversy, dispute or claim arising out of or relating to this Agreement.
5. REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES BY THE EMPLOYEE
The Employee represents and warrants to the Company that (i) the Employee is not bound by or subject to any contractual or other obligation that would be violated by his execution or performance of this Agreement, including, but not limited to, any non-competition agreement presently in effect, and (ii) the Employee is not subject to any pending or, to the Employees knowledge, threatened claim, action, judgment, order or investigation that could adversely affect his ability to perform his obligations under this Agreement or the business reputation of the Company.
6. EFFECTIVENESS AND SURVIVAL OF CERTAIN RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS
Sections 2, 3, and 5 above shall survive any termination of this Agreement or the Employment Term and continue in full force and effect as is necessary or appropriate to enforce the covenants and agreements of the Employee in Sections 2, 3, and 5. The existence of any claim or cause of action by the Employee against the Company, whether predicated on this Agreement or otherwise, shall not constitute a defense to the enforcement by the Company of the covenants and agreements of Sections 2 and 3 above.
7.1 Notices. All notices, requests and other communications hereunder must be in writing and will be deemed to have been duly given only if delivered personally against written receipt or by facsimile transmission with answer back confirmation or mailed (postage prepaid by certified or
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registered mail, return receipt requested) or by overnight courier to the parties at the following addresses or facsimile numbers:
If to the Employee, to:
If to the Company, to:
i2 Technologies, Inc.
11701 Luna Road
Dallas Irving, Texas 75039
Facsimile No: (469-357-6566)
All such notices, requests and other communications will (i) if delivered personally to the address as provided in this Section 7.1, be deemed given upon delivery, (ii) if delivered by facsimile transmission to the facsimile number as provided in this Section 7.1, be deemed given upon receipt, and (iii) if delivered by mail in the manner described above to the address as provided in this Section 7.1, be deemed given upon receipt (in each case regardless of whether such notice, request or other communication is received by any other Person to whom a copy of such notice, request or other communication is to be delivered pursuant to this Section). Any party from time to time may change its address, facsimile number or other information for the purpose of notices to that party by giving written notice specifying such change to the other parties hereto.
7.2 Entire Agreement. Except for any rights or obligations of the Employee or Company set forth in this Agreement, The Employee Proprietary Agreement, the i2 Stock Option Agreement, the Share Right Award Agreement, i2s Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, this Agreement supersedes all prior discussions and agreements among the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and contain the sole and entire agreement between the parties hereto with respect thereto.
7.3 Waiver. Any term or condition of this Agreement may be waived at any time by the party that is entitled to the benefit thereof, but no such waiver shall be effective unless set forth in a written instrument duly executed by or on behalf of the party waiving such term or condition. No waiver by any party hereto of any term or condition of this Agreement, in any one or more instances, shall be deemed to be or construed as a waiver of the same or any other term or condition of this Agreement on any future occasion. Unless otherwise noted in the Agreement, all remedies, either under this Agreement or by law or otherwise afforded, will be cumulative and not alternative.
7.4 Amendment. This Agreement may be amended, supplemented or modified only by a written instrument duly executed by or on behalf of each party hereto.
7.5 No Third Party Beneficiary. The terms and provisions of this Agreement are intended solely for the benefit of each party hereto and the Companys successors or assigns, and it is not the intention of the parties to confer third-party beneficiary rights upon any other Person.
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7.6 No Assignment; Binding Effect. This Agreement shall inure to the benefit of any successors or assigns of the Company. If this Employment Agreement is assigned, the parties hereto agree that the liabilities and obligations under this Employment Agreement, if any, shall not be discharged, unless the Employee and the Company agree in writing. Otherwise, the Employee shall not be entitled to assign his obligations or benefits under this Agreement.
7.7 Headings. The headings used in this Agreement have been inserted for convenience of reference only and do not define or limit the provisions hereof.
7.8 Severability. The Company and the Employee intend all provisions of this Agreement to be enforced to the fullest extent permitted by law. Accordingly, if a court of competent jurisdiction determines that the scope and/or operation of any provision of this Agreement is too broad to be enforced as written, the Company and the Employee intend that the court should reform such provision to such narrower scope and/or operation as it determines to be enforceable. If, however, any provision of this Agreement is held to be illegal, invalid, or unenforceable under present or future law, and not subject to reformation, then (i) such provision shall be fully severable, (ii) this Agreement shall be construed and enforced as if such provision was never a part of this Agreement, and (iii) the remaining provisions of this Agreement shall remain in fill force and effect and shall not be affected by illegal, invalid, or unenforceable provisions or by their severance.
7.9 Governing Law. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas applicable to contracts executed and performed in such State without giving effect to conflicts of laws principles.
7.10 Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in any number of counterparts and by facsimile, each of which will be deemed an original, but all of which together will constitute one and the same instrument.
7.11 Disclosure. By execution of this Agreement, the Employee confirms that he has resigned as an officer and employee of Reynold and Reynolds Company as of the Hire Date and affirms that there is no other employment, board engagements, partnership, ownership, consulting engagements, association, etc. except those disclosed and agreed to in writing by the Company.
7.12.1 The parties hereto agree that any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of, relating to, or in connection with this Agreement (including, without limitation, any claim regarding or related to the interpretation, scope, effect, enforcement, termination, extension, breach, legality, remedies and other aspects of this Agreement or the conduct and communications of the parties regarding this Agreement and the subject matter of this Agreement) shall be settled by arbitration at the offices of American Arbitration Association, or its successor organization for binding arbitration in Dallas, Texas, in accordance with the United States Arbitration Act (9 U.S.C. §1 et.seq.) and the rules then in place of the American Arbitration Association. The arbitrators may grant injunctions or other relief in such dispute or controversy. All awards of the arbitrators shall be binding and non-appealable. Judgment upon award of the arbitrators may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. The arbitrator shall apply the law of the State of Texas to the merits of any dispute or claims, without reference to the rules of conflicts of law applicable therein. Suits to compel or enjoin arbitration or to determine the applicability or legality of arbitration shall be brought in the United States District Courts for Northern District of Texas, or if that court lacks jurisdiction, in a state court located within the geographic
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boundaries thereof. Notwithstanding the foregoing, no party to this Agreement shall be precluded from applying to a proper court for injunctive relief by reason of the prior or subsequent commencement of an arbitration proceeding as herein provided.
7.12.2 The Employee has read and understands this Section 7 which discusses arbitration. The Employee understands that by signing this Agreement, the Employee agrees to submit any claims arising out of, relating to, or in connection with this Agreement, or the interpretation, validity, construction, performance, breach or termination thereof, or his employment or the termination thereof, to binding arbitration, and that this arbitration provision constitutes a waiver of the Employees right to a jury trial and relates to the resolution of all disputes relating to all aspects of the employer/employee relationship, including but not limited to the following:
18.104.22.168 Any and all claims for wrongful discharge of employment, breach of contract, both express and implied; breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing, both express and implied; negligent or intentional infliction of emotional distress; negligent or intentional misrepresentation; negligent or intentional interference with contract or prospective economic advantage; and defamation;
22.214.171.124 Any and all claims for violation of any federal, state or municipal statute, including, without limitation, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, the Equal Pay Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, as amended, the Age Discrimination Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 and the Fair Labor Standards Act; and
126.96.36.199 Any and all claims arising out of any other federal, state or local laws or regulations relating to employment or employment discrimination.
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Agreement to be executed on the date first written above
i2 TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
a Delaware corporation
/s/ Michael E. McGrath
Michael E. McGrath
Chief Executive Officer and President
/s/ Michael J. Berry
Michael J. Berry
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