THIS EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT (the “Agreement”) is made as of the 30th day of December, 2004, between Slavie Federal Savings Bank (the “Bank” or “Employer”), a capital stock federal savings bank chartered by
the United States and a wholly owned subsidiary of SFSB, Inc. and Sophie T. Wittelsberger, a resident of the State of Maryland (the “Employee”).
The Employer desires to employ the Employee as a Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Employer and the Employee desires to accept such
In consideration of the above premises and the
mutual agreements hereinafter set forth, the parties hereby agree as follows:
1. DEFINITIONS. Whenever used in this Agreement, the following terms and their variant forms will have the meaning set forth below:
1.1 “Agreement” means this Agreement and any exhibits incorporated herein together with any amendments hereto made in the manner
described in this Agreement.
means any business entity which controls the Employer, is controlled by or is under common control with the Employer.
1.3 “Area” means the geographic area within a radius of thirty five (35) miles of the principal office of the Employer at which the
Employee worked. It is the express intent of the parties that the Area as defined herein is based on the location where the Employee principally performs services on behalf of the Employer under this Agreement as of, or within a reasonable time
prior to, the termination of the Employee’s employment hereunder.
1.4 “Board” means the board of directors of the Bank.
1.5 “Bank” means Slavie Federal Savings Bank and any entity that directly or indirectly owns a controlling interest in the Bank.
1.6 “Business of the Employer” means the community banking business conducted by the Employer, and in which
the Employer is actively engaged.
shall include personal dishonesty, incompetence, willful misconduct, 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 a material breach of any provision of this Agreement.
1.8 “Company Information” means Confidential Information and Trade Secrets.
1.9 “Confidential Information” means data and information
relating to the business of the Employer (which does not rise to the status of a Trade Secret) which is or has been disclosed to the Employee or of which the Employee became aware as a consequence of or through the Employee’s relationship to
the Employer and which has value to the Employer and is not generally known to its competitors. Confidential Information does not include any data or information that has been voluntarily disclosed to the public by the Employer (except where such
public disclosure has been made by the Employee without authorization) or that has been independently developed and disclosed by others, or that otherwise enters the public domain through lawful means.
1.10 “Change in Control” means any one of the following
events first to occur after the completion of the initial public offering of the common stock of the holding company of the Bank:
(a) the acquisition by any person or persons acting in concert of the then outstanding voting securities of the Bank, if, after the
transaction, the acquiring person (or persons) owns, controls or holds with power to vote twenty-five percent (25%) or more of any class of voting securities of the Bank, as the case may be, or such other transaction as may be described under 12
C.F.R. Section 225.41(b)(1) or any successor thereto;
(b) within any twelve-month period (beginning on or after the Effective Date) the persons who were directors of the Bank immediately before the beginning of such twelve-month period (the “Incumbent Directors”) cease to constitute
at least a majority of such board of directors; provided that any director who was not a director as of the Effective Date will be deemed to be an Incumbent Director if that director was elected to such board of directors by, or on the
recommendation of or with the approval of, at least two-thirds of the directors who then qualified as Incumbent Directors;
(c) the approval by the stockholders of the Bank of a reorganization, merger or consolidation, with respect to which persons who were the
stockholders of the Bank, as the case may be, immediately prior to such reorganization, merger or consolidation do not, immediately thereafter, own more than fifty percent (50%) of the combined voting power entitled to vote in the election of
directors of the reorganized, merged or consolidated company’s then outstanding voting securities; or
(d) the sale, transfer or assignment of all or substantially all of the assets of the Bank to any third party.
Notwithstanding anything in this subsection to the contrary, a Change in Control shall not be
deemed to have occurred: (i) after the completion of the initial public offering of the common stock of SFSB, Inc.; or (ii) upon the conversion of Slavie Bancorp, MHC to stock form, or in connection with any reorganization used to effect such a
1.11 “Effective Date” means the date on which the Bank’s reorganization into a
mutual holding company is completed.
Reason” means, any of the following events or conduct preceding a termination of employment initiated by the Employee:
(a) a material diminution in the powers, responsibilities, duties or compensation of the Employee hereunder or a material change as to
whom Employee reports and who reports to Employee;
(b) the failure of the Board to elect the Employee as a Vice President and the Chief Operating Officer of the Bank;
(c) a material breach of the terms of this Agreement by the Employer;
(d) a change in the location of the principal office of Employee more than thirty five (35) miles from its
(e) non-renewal of this
Agreement pursuant to Section 3.1.
provided, however, that no termination of
employment which is triggered by any conduct or event described in this Section 1.12 shall constitute a termination of employment for Good Reason unless the Employee has first provided the Employer with the opportunity to cure the event or conduct
by giving the Employer a written notice describing in sufficient detail the Employee’s belief that a Good Reason exists and the Employee defers resigning until the expiration of a thirty (30) day cure period, beginning with the date such notice
is received by the Employer.
Disability” means the total inability of the Employee to perform the Employee’s duties under this Agreement for a period of one hundred and eighty (180) consecutive days as certified by a physician chosen by the Employer and reasonably
acceptable to the Employee.
Secrets” means information including, but not limited to, technical or nontechnical data, formulas, patterns, compilations, programs, devices, methods, techniques, drawings, processes, financial data, financial plans, product plans or lists
of actual or potential customers or suppliers which:
(a) derives economic value, actual or potential, from not being generally known to, and not being readily ascertainable by proper means by, other persons who can obtain economic value from its disclosure or use; and
(b) is the subject of efforts that are reasonable under the
circumstances to maintain its secrecy.
2.1 The Employee is employed as a Vice President and the Chief Operating Officer of the Bank, subject to the direction of the Chief Executive Officer,
must perform and discharge well and faithfully the duties which may be assigned to her from time to time by the Employer in connection with the conduct of its business. The duties and responsibilities of the Employee are set forth on Exhibit A
2.2 In addition to the duties and
responsibilities specifically assigned to the Employee pursuant to Section 2.1 hereof, the Employee must:
(a) devote substantially all of the Employee’s time, energy and skill during regular business hours to the performance of the duties
of the Employee’s employment (reasonable vacations and reasonable absences due to illness, injury, or other commonly recognized reasons excepted) and faithfully and industriously perform such duties;
(b) diligently follow and implement all management policies
and decisions communicated to her by the Board; and
(c) timely prepare and forward to the Board all reports and accounting as may be requested of the Employee.
2.3 The Employee must devote the Employee’s entire business, time, attention and energies to the Business of the Employer and must not during the
Agreement be engaged (whether or not during normal business hours) in any other business or professional activity which conflicts with the Business of the Employer or interferes with the performance of her duties for the Employer, whether or not
such activity is pursued for gain, profit or other pecuniary advantage; but this will not be construed as preventing the Employee from:
(a) investing the Employee’s personal assets in businesses which are not in competition with the Business of the Employer and which
will not require any services on the part of the Employee in their operation or affairs and in which the Employee’s participation is solely that of an investor;
(b) purchasing securities in any corporation whose securities are regularly traded provided that such
purchase will not result in her collectively owning beneficially at any time five percent (5%) or more of the equity securities of any business in competition with the Business of the Employer; and
(c) participating in civic and professional affairs and
organizations and conferences, preparing or publishing papers or books or teaching so long as the Board does not disapprove of such activities.
3. TERM AND TERMINATION.
3.1 Term. The term of this Agreement will initially be set at two (2) years commencing on the date hereof. Commencing on the first anniversary date
of this Agreement and continuing on each anniversary date thereafter, the disinterested members of the Board (or a committee comprised solely of disinterested members) may extend the Agreement an additional year such that the remaining term of the
Agreement shall be two (2) years, unless Employee elects not to extend the term of this Agreement by giving written notice in accordance with Section 11 of this Agreement. The initial term and any extensions thereof are referred to as the
“Term”. The Board will review the Agreement and Employee’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 of Directors of the Bank shall give notice to Employee as soon as possible after such review as to whether the Agreement is to be extended.
3.2 Termination. The employment of the Employee under this Agreement may be terminated prior to the expiration of the Term only as follows,
subject to the conditions set forth below:
3.2.1 By the Employer:
(a) for Cause
at any time, upon written notice to the Employee, in which event the Employer will have no further obligation to the Employee except for the payment of any amounts due and owing under Section 4 on the effective date of the termination;
(b) without Cause any time, provided that the Employer
gives the Employee sixty (60) days’ prior written notice of its intent to terminate, in which event the Employer will be required to make the termination payments under Section 3.6; or
(c) upon the death or Permanent Disability of Employee in
which event the Employer will have no further obligation to the Employee except for the payment of any amounts due and owing under Section 4 on the effective date of the termination.
3.2.2 By the Employee:
(a) for Good Reason at any time, in which event the Employer will be required to make the termination
payments under Section 3.6;
(b) without Good
Reason, provided that the Employee gives the Employer sixty (60) days’ prior written notice of the Employee’s intent to terminate, in which event the Employer will have no further obligation to the Employee except for future payment of any
amounts due and owing under Section 4 on the effective date of the termination; or
(c) upon the Permanent Disability of the Employee in which event the Employer will have
no further obligation to the Employee except for the payment of any amounts due and owing under Section 4 on the effective date of the termination.
3.2.3 By the Employee and Employer:
(a) at any time upon mutual, written agreement of the parties, in which event the Employer will have no further obligation to the Employee
except for the payment of any amounts due and owing under Section 4 on the effective date of termination unless otherwise set forth in the written agreement.
3.3 Effect of Termination. Termination of the employment of the Employee pursuant to Section 3.2 will be without prejudice to any right or claim
which may have previously accrued to either the Employer or the Employee hereunder and will not terminate, alter, supersede or otherwise affect the terms and covenants and the rights and duties prescribed in this Agreement.
3.4 Suspension Without Pay. If Employee is suspended and/or
temporarily prohibited from participating in the conduct of the Employer’s affairs by a notice served under Section 8(e)(3) or (g)(1) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act, the Employer’s obligations under this Agreement will be suspended
as of the date of service thereof, unless stayed by appropriate proceedings. If the charges in such notice are dismissed, the Employer may in its discretion:
(a) pay Employee all or part of the compensation withheld while its contract obligations were suspended; and/or
(b) reinstate (in whole or in part) any of its obligations
which were suspended.
3.5 Other Regulatory
Requirements. If the Bank is in default, as defined in Section (3)(x)(1) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act, all obligations under this Agreement will terminate as of the date of such default, but no vested rights of the Employee will be
affected. Further, all non-vested obligations under this Agreement will be terminated, except, to the extent determined that continuation of the Agreement is necessary for the continued operation of the Bank:
(a) by the Director of the Office of Thrift Supervision (the
“Director”) or his or her designee, at the time the FDIC enters into an agreement to provide assistance to or on behalf of the Bank under the authority of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act; or
(b) 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 relating to the operation of the Bank or when the Bank is determined by the Director to be in an unsafe or unsound condition.
3.6 Termination Payments.
(a) In the event this Agreement is terminated by the Employer pursuant to Section 3.2.1(b) or by the
Employee pursuant to Section 3.2.2(a) and a Change in Control has not occurred, then commencing with the first payroll date immediately following the effective date of such termination, the Employer will pay to the Employee as severance pay and
liquidated damages the Base Salary that the Employee would have received had he remained an Employee for the remainder of the Term. All such severance payments shall be payable on such future dates as the Base Salary would have otherwise been
payable had Employee remained an employee of Employer. In addition, the Employer will continue to maintain the Employee’s health insurance coverage during the remainder of the Term.
(b) In the event this Agreement is terminated by Employer pursuant to Section 3.2.1(b) or by Employee
pursuant to Section 3.2.2(a) and a Change of Control has occurred (or the termination is in connection with a Change of Control), the Employee shall be entitled to a lump sum payment equal to 2.00 times her Average Annual Cash Compensation (and
shall not be entitled to any payment pursuant to Section 3.6(a)) and shall be paid such lump sum payment by Employer within 30 days of the effective date of termination of this Agreement. As used herein, the term “Average Annual Cash
Compensation” means the Employee’s average annual cash compensation paid by the Employer during the most recent five (5) taxable years ending before the date the Change in Control occurs (or such portion of such period during which the
Employee was employed by the Employer). To the extent Employee is granted any equity compensation, including but not limited to stock options or a management reward and retention plan, the terms of any agreement related to such equity compensation
shall provide that Employee’s right to such compensation fully vests upon a Change in Control, to the extent permitted by applicable law.
Notwithstanding any other provisions to this Agreement to the contrary, if the aggregate of the payments provided for in this Agreement and other payments
and benefits which the Employee has the right to receive from the Employer (the “Total Payments”) would constitute a “parachute payment,” as defined in Section 280G(b)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code, the Employee shall receive
the Total Payments unless (a) the after-tax amount that would be retained by the Employee (after taking into account all federal, state and local income taxes payable by the Employee and the amount of any excise taxes payable by the Employee under
Section 4999 of the Internal Revenue Code that would be payable by the Employee (the “Excise Taxes”)) if the Employee were to receive the Total Payments has an aggregate value less than (b) the after-tax amount that would be retained by
the Employee (after taking into account all federal, state and local income taxes payable by the Employee) if the Employee were to receive the Total Payments reduced to the largest amount as would result in no portion of the Total Payments being
subject to Excise Taxes (the “Reduced Payments”), in which case the Employee shall be entitled only to the Reduced Payments. If the Employee is to receive the Reduced Payments, the Employee shall be entitled to determine which of the Total
Payments, and the relative portions of each, are to be reduced.
Any payments made to Employee pursuant to this Agreement, or otherwise, are subject to and conditioned
upon compliance with Section U.S.C. Section 1828(k) and FDIC regulation 12 C.F.R. Part 359, Golden Parachute and Indemnification Payments.
4. COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS.
4.1 Compensation. The Employee will receive the following salary and benefits:
(a) Base Salary. During the Term, the Employee will receive a base salary at the rate of $60,000 per
annum, payable in substantially equal installments in accordance with the Bank’s regular payroll practices (“Base Salary”). The Employee’s Base Salary will be reviewed by the Board annually, and the Employee will be entitled to
receive annually an increase in such amount, if any, as may be determined by the Board.
(b) Incentive Compensation.
(i) In addition to Employee’s Base Salary under Section 4.1(a), within ninety (90) days following the end of each fiscal year of the
Employer’s operations, the Employer may pay the Employee a bonus as determined each year by the Compensation Committee of the Board provided certain performance criteria (to be determined annually by the Board) are satisfied.
(ii) The Employee will also be entitled to participate in
such other bonus, incentive and other executive compensation programs as are made available to senior management of the Employer from time to time.
The bonus amounts which may be payable to the Employee pursuant to this Section 4.1(b) is referred to herein as “Incentive Compensation”.
4.2 Business Expenses; Memberships. The Employer
specifically agrees to reimburse the Employee for (a) reasonable business (including travel) expenses incurred by the Employee in the performance of the Employee’s duties hereunder, as approved from time to time by the Bank, and (b) the dues
and business related expenditures, including initiation fees, associated with membership in professional associations which are commensurate with the Employee’s position; provided, however, that the Employee must, as a condition of
reimbursement, submit verification of the nature and amount of such expenses in accordance with reimbursement policies from time to time adopted by the Employer and in sufficient detail to comply with rules and regulations promulgated by the
Internal Revenue Service.
4.3 Vacation. The Employee
will be entitled to vacation in each year of this Agreement in accordance with the Bank’s vacation policy as then in effect, during which the Employee’s Base Salary will be paid in full.
4.4 Benefits. In addition to the Base Salary and Incentive
Compensation, the Employee will be entitled to such benefits as may be available from time to time for executives of the Employer. All such benefits will be awarded and administered in accordance with the
Employer’s standard policies and practices. Such benefits may include, by way of example only, profit-sharing plans,
retirement, life and disability insurance benefits and such other benefits as the Employer deems appropriate.
4.5 Withholding. The Employer may deduct from each payment of compensation hereunder all amounts required to be deducted and withheld in accordance
with applicable federal and state income, FICA and other withholding requirements.
5. COMPANY INFORMATION.
5.1 Ownership of
Information. All Company Information received or developed by the Employee while employed by the Employer will remain the sole and exclusive property of the Employer.
5.2 Obligations of the Employee. Except on behalf of the Employer, the Employee agrees (a) to hold Company
Information in strictest confidence, and (b) not to use, duplicate, reproduce, distribute, disclose or otherwise disseminate Company Information or any physical embodiments thereof and may in no event take any action causing or fail to take any
action necessary in order to prevent any Company Information from losing its character or ceasing to qualify as Confidential Information or a Trade Secret. In the event that the Employee is required by law to disclose any Company Information, the
Employee will not make such disclosure unless (and then only to the extent that) such disclosure is required by law and then only after prior written notice is given to the Employer when the Employee becomes aware that such disclosure has been
requested and is required by law. This Section 5 will survive the termination of this Agreement with respect to Confidential Information for so long as it remains Confidential Information, but for no longer than three (3) years following termination
of this Agreement, and this Section 5 will survive termination of this Agreement with respect to Trade Secrets for so long as is permitted by the then-current Maryland Trade Secrets Act.
5.3 Delivery upon Request or Termination. Upon request by the Employer, and in any event upon termination of
employment with the Employer, the Employee will promptly deliver to the Employer all property belonging to the Employer, including without limitation, all Company Information then in the Employee’s possession or control.
6. NON-COMPETITION. The Employee agrees that during her employment hereunder and, in
the event of the Employee’s termination of employment (a) by the Employer pursuant to Section 3.2.1(b) or by the Employee pursuant to Section 3.2.2(a), then for the period during which the Employee is to be paid monthly termination payments; or
(b) by the Employer for reasons of dishonesty or gross misconduct on the part of the Employee, or by the Employee pursuant to Sections 3.2.2(b), 3.2.2(c) or 3.2.2, or by written, mutual agreement of both parties, then for a period of twelve months,
the Employee will not (except on behalf of or with the prior written consent of the Employer), within the Area, either directly or indirectly, on the Employee’s own behalf or in the service or on behalf of others, as a principal, partner,
officer, director, manager, supervisor, administrator, consultant, executive employee or in any other capacity which involves duties and responsibilities similar to those undertaken for the Employer, engage in any business which is the same as or
essentially the same as the Business of the Employer.
7. NON-SOLICITATION OF CUSTOMERS. The Employee agrees that during her employment hereunder and, in the event of
the Employee’s termination of employment (a) by the Employer pursuant to Section 3.2.1(b) or by the Employee pursuant to Section 3.2.2.(a), then for the period during which the Employee is to be paid monthly termination payments, or (b) by the
Employer for reasons of dishonesty or gross misconduct on the part of the Employee, or by the Employee pursuant to Sections 3.2.2(b), 3.2.2(c) or 3.2.3 or by written, mutual agreement of both parties, then for a period of twelve months, the Employee
will not (except on behalf of or with the prior written consent of the Employer), within the Area, on the Employee’s own behalf or in the service or on behalf of others, solicit, divert or appropriate or attempt to solicit, divert or
appropriate, directly or by assisting others, any business from any of the Employer’s customers, including actively sought prospective customers, with whom the Employee has or had material contact during the last two (2) years of the
Employee’s employment, for purposes of providing products or services that are competitive with those provided by the Employer.
8. NON-SOLICITATION OF EMPLOYEES. The Employee agrees that during her employment hereunder and, in the event of the Employee’s termination of employment (a)
by the Employer pursuant to Section 3.2.1(b) or by the Employee pursuant to Section 3.2.2(a), then for the period during which the Employee is to be paid monthly termination payments, or (b) by the Employer for reasons of dishonesty or gross
misconduct on the part of the Employee, or by the Employee pursuant to Sections 3.2.2(b), 3.2.2(c) or 3.2.3, or by written, mutual agreement of both parties, then for a period of twelve months, the Employee will not, except for Employee’s
Administrative Assistant, within the Area, on the Employee’s own behalf or in the service or on behalf of others, solicit, recruit or hire away or attempt to solicit, recruit or hire away, directly or by assisting others, any employee of the
Employer or its Affiliates, whether or not such employee is a full-time employee or a temporary employee of the Employer or its Affiliates and whether or not such employment is pursuant to written agreement and whether or not such employment is for
a determined period or is at will.
9. REMEDIES. The Employee agrees
that the covenants contained in Sections 5 through 8 of this Agreement are of the essence of this Agreement; that each of the covenants is reasonable and necessary to protect the business, interests and properties of the Employer; and that
irreparable loss and damage will be suffered by the Employer should the Employee breach any of the covenants. Therefore, the Employee agrees and consents that, in addition to all the remedies provided by law or in equity, the Employer will be
entitled to a temporary restraining order and temporary and permanent injunctions to prevent a breach or contemplated breach of any of the covenants. The Employer and the Employee agree that all remedies available to the Employer or the Employee, as
applicable, will be cumulative.
10. SEVERABILITY. The parties agree
that each of the provisions included in this Agreement is separate, distinct and severable from the other provisions of this Agreement and that the invalidity or unenforceability of any Agreement provision will not affect the validity or
enforceability of any other provision of this Agreement. Further, if any provision of this Agreement is ruled invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction because of a
conflict between the provision and any applicable law or public policy, the provision will be redrawn to make the
provision consistent with and valid and enforceable under the law or public policy.
11. NOTICE. All notices and other communications required or permitted under this Agreement will be in writing and, if mailed by prepaid first-class mail or certified mail, return receipt requested, will be deemed to have been
received on the earlier of the date shown on the receipt or three (3) business days after the postmarked date thereof. In addition, notices hereunder may be delivered by hand, facsimile transmission or overnight courier, in which event the notice
will be deemed effective when delivered or transmitted. All notices and other communications under this Agreement must be given to the parties hereto at the following addresses:
12. ASSIGNMENT. Neither party hereto may assign or delegate this
Agreement or any of its rights and obligations hereunder without the written consent of the other party hereto.
13. WAIVER. A waiver by the Employer of any breach of this Agreement by the Employee will not be effective unless in writing, and no waiver will operate or be
construed as a waiver of the same or another breach on a subsequent occasion.
14. ARBITRATION. Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this Agreement, or the breach thereof, will be settled by binding arbitration in accordance with the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration
Association. The decision of the arbitration panel will be final and binding on the parties, and judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitration panel may be entered by any court having jurisdiction thereof.
15. ATTORNEYS’ FEES. All reasonable legal fees paid or incurred by Employee
pursuant to any dispute or question of interpretation relating to this Agreement shall be paid or reimbursed by the Bank, provided that the dispute or interpretation has been settled by the Employee and the Bank or resolved in the Employee’s
16. APPLICABLE LAW. This Agreement will be construed and
enforced under and in accordance with the laws of the State of Maryland only to the extent not superseded by federal
law. The parties agree that any appropriate state court located in Harford County, Maryland, will have jurisdiction of
any case or controversy arising under or in connection with this Agreement and will be a proper forum in which to adjudicate such case or controversy. The parties consent to the jurisdiction of such courts.
17. INTERPRETATION. Words importing the singular form shall include the plural and
vice versa. The terms “herein”, “hereunder”, “hereby”, “hereto”, “hereof” and any similar terms refer to this Agreement. Any captions, titles or headings preceding the text of any article, section or
subsection herein are solely for convenience of reference and will not constitute part of this Agreement or affect its meaning, construction or effect.
18. ENTIRE AGREEMENT. This Agreement embodies the entire and final agreement of the parties on the subject matter stated in the Agreement. No amendment or
modification of this Agreement will be valid or binding upon the Employer or the Employee unless made in writing and signed by both parties. All prior understandings and agreements relating to the subject matter of this Agreement are hereby
19. RIGHTS OF THIRD PARTIES. Nothing herein
expressed is intended to or will be construed to confer upon or give to any person, firm or other entity, other than the parties hereto and their permitted assigns, and the Employee’s heirs, any rights or remedies under or by reason of this
(a) The obligations of the Employee pursuant to Sections 5,
6, 7, 8 and 9 will survive the termination of the employment of the Employee hereunder for the period designated under each of those respective sections.
(b) The obligations of the Employer pursuant to Sections 3.6, 4 and 21 (indemnification) will survive the termination of this Agreement
subject to the period designated under each of those respective sections.
INDEMNIFICATION. During the Term and for a period of six (6) years thereafter, the Bank shall provide Employee (including her heirs, executors and administrators) with coverage under a standard directors and officers liability insurance
policy at its expense. During the Term and thereafter, the Bank shall indemnify Employee (and her heirs, executors and administrators) to the fullest extent permitted under federal law against all expenses and liabilities reasonably incurred by her
in connection with or arising out of any action, suit or proceeding in which she may be involved by reason of her having been a director or officer of the Bank (whether or not she continues to be an officer or director 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 settlements (such settlements must be approved by the Board). If such action, suit or
proceeding is brought against Employee in her capacity as an officer or director of the Bank, however, such indemnification shall not extend to matters as to which Employee is finally adjudged to be liable for willful misconduct in the performance
of her duties.
22. SOURCE OF PAYMENTS. All payments provided in this Agreement shall be timely paid in cash or check from the
general funds of the Bank.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Employer
and the Employee have executed and delivered this Agreement as of the date first shown above.
SLAVIE FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK
/s/ Philip E. Logan
Philip E. Logan
/s/ Sophie T. Wittelsberger
Sophie T. Wittelsberger
SLAVIE FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK
VICE PRESIDENT/CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Provide general direction and supervision to Operations and Administrative areas of the
Provide administration to oversee the compliance of laws and
Provide support to the Chief Executive Officer of the financial
institution in the areas of leadership, direction, development and implementation of financial institution policies and procedures.
Manage, monitor, and control operation of the Bank’s technology and information resources.
Administer and manage the Bank’s Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) program to ascertain how the Bank is responding to the credit needs
of low and moderate income individuals, its lending area.
administer the Bank’s Protection Act program, to assure the safety and security of the Bank’s employees, customers, assets and property.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The primary duty and responsibility of this position is quality service to the Bank’s customers. Specific duties are listed
below. Other duties may be assigned.
Direct the overall administration of the
Bank. Develop and implement the Bank’s operating policies and procedures, analyzing operational problems and finding resolutions. Participate in staff training to effectively implement the Bank’s policies and procedures; develop and
maintain manuals and a reference library. Monitor and ensure efficient operation of data processing services.
Develop, administer and monitor policies and procedures to ensure the Bank’s compliance with laws, regulations and rules governing operations and product offerings. Schedule compliance audits and report results
to the Board of Directors. Research federal and state banking laws and regulations and provide department heads with updated information on any compliance changes that affect them.
Manage the evaluation, implementation and support activities for the Bank’s internal and external automated
information processing systems and services, including software, hardware, telecommunication systems and related equipment. Maintain and optimize the Bank’s Local Area Network (LAN). Serve as liaison between the Service Bureau (data processing
center) and the Bank to ensure efficient operation and minimal downtime. Maintain and manage relationships with other external vendors, such as the telephone and the interconnect companies. Maintain and manage routine backup procedures and tape
libraries. Coordinate and recommend hardware and software upgrades, negotiate contracts and analyze the costs for technology, communication and information systems, acquire and implement approved upgrades in response to changing business conditions.
Develop, monitor and maintain the Bank’s Information Security program and report any violations to the Board of Directors.
Develop, revise, and submit a CRA Statement to the Board of Directors and ensure that it is available to the public upon request. Monitor the Bank’s CRA performance
by ensuring that CRA efforts are accomplished and recommend ways to improve the Bank’s position in the community to the Board of Directors. Establish and maintain a CRA program to ensure that the Bank performs well under the assessment factors
in the regulations. Coordinate and report on CRA program to the Board of Directors and federal regulators. Initiate CRA activities with nonprofit groups, businesses and government officials. Conduct periodic employee training to ensure bank
compliance with CRA policies and regulations.
Administer the Bank’s
Protection program. Train and indoctrinate bank- employees as required under the Bank Protection Act and the Bank Secrecy Act to discuss their responsibilities under the security program. Serve as liaison with local, federal and criminal justice
agencies. Conduct interviews and investigate all internal and external fraud complaints. Evaluate and recommend security systems and equipment.
Serve as chief administrator of Human Resources, Teller Operations, Retirement Accounts, and Savings Administration departments. Provide general direction, supervision, and evaluation of subordinates in these areas.
Provide direct guidance on personnel activities which affect Human Resources
and Branch Operating, including salary administration, incentives, performance objectives, and compliance with established policies to ensure solid team efforts toward the attainment of department, bank, and corporation goals.
Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies
and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; and addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Expected to understand the bank’s obligations under the Community Reinvestment Act and how to fulfill them. Expected to cooperate with and support the bank’s
CRA program. Will be held accountable for any lack of cooperation that weakens the bank’s CRA performance, as reflected in internal audits, agency examinations, and/or community projects.
PRODUCT AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENT:
Should know and understand the products and services that are provided by Slavie Federal
Savings Bank and give quality service at all times to the Bank’s customers.
To perform this job successfully, an
individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions.
College graduate and graduate of
recognized graduate banking school or equivalent; or minimum of ten years experience in Financial Institution operating procedures, including statistical and technical operations.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or
complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the community. A high level of interpersonal skills to effectively communicate policies, procedures, staff objectives, and information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of
A high level of analytical, mathematical and reasoning skills to assess and
evaluate the operation of subordinate areas of responsibility, participate in establishing bank-wide financial goals, and draft operational reports to the board.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Good. There is little discomfort from noise, heat, dust, or other adverse factors.
Understands that the position exists to ultimately serve the customer either directly or indirectly through assisting front-line personnel to answer
customer inquiries quickly.
Practices a high degree of
professionalism and sets an example for others to follow.
Demonstrates commitment to and understanding of continuous quality improvement. Uses creativity and initiative to recommend quality enhancements when relevant and appropriate.
Has satisfactory attendance within policy guidelines and is punctual.
Manages time effectively. Completes assigned duties within required
Makes recommendations to the Board of Directors concerning budgetary
needs of the bank.
Within parameters of job, uses good
judgment related to Bank income opportunities and expense control.
Is financially responsible.
Conducts in-bank and
public relationships in a manner that enhances the image and marketing efforts of the Bank.
Participates in community organizations, activities, and projects.
Contributes to an overall team effort by being an effective team player.
This job description is not intended to be and should not be construed as an all-inclusive list of the responsibilities, skills, or working
conditions associated with the position. While this job description is intended to accurately reflect the position’s activities and requirements, management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and assign other duties as