AMENDED AND RESTATED
SEVERANCE AND CHANGE OF CONTROL AGREEMENT
This Amended and Restated Severance
and Change of Control Agreement (the “Agreement”) is made and entered into by and between Xxxxxxx Xxxxxx (“Executive”) and NetSuite Inc. (the “Company”), effective as of December 24, 2008 (the “Effective
1. It is possible that the Company could terminate Executive’s employment with the Company and it is expected that the Company from time to time will consider the possibility of an acquisition by another company or other change of
control. The Board of Directors of the Company (the “Board”) recognizes that such considerations can be a distraction to Executive and can cause Executive to consider alternative employment opportunities. The Board has determined that it
is in the best interests of the Company and its stockholders to assure that the Company will have the continued dedication and objectivity of Executive, notwithstanding the possibility, threat or occurrence of such a termination of employment or the
occurrence of a Change of Control (as defined herein) of the Company.
2. The Board believes that it is in the best interests of the
Company and its stockholders to provide Executive with an incentive to continue his employment and to motivate Executive to maximize the value of the Company for the benefit of its stockholders.
3. The Board believes that it is imperative to provide Executive with certain severance benefits upon Executive’s termination of employment and with
certain additional benefits upon a Change of Control. These benefits will provide Executive with enhanced financial security and incentive and encouragement to remain with the Company.
4. This Agreement is intended to replace in its entirety the previous Severance and Change of Control Agreement entered into between the Company and
Executive effective July 1, 2007 (the “Original Agreement”).
5. Certain capitalized terms used in the Agreement are defined
in Section 6 below.
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants contained herein, the parties hereto agree as follows:
1. Term of
Agreement. This Agreement will terminate upon the date that all of the obligations of the parties hereto with respect to this Agreement have been satisfied.
2. At-Will Employment. The Company and Executive acknowledge that Executive’s employment is and will continue to be at-will, as defined under applicable law, except as may otherwise be specifically
provided under the terms of any written formal employment agreement between the Company and Executive (an “Employment Agreement”). If Executive’s employment terminates for any reason, including (without limitation) any termination not
set forth in Section 3, Executive will not be entitled to any payments, benefits, damages, awards or compensation other than as provided by this Agreement.
3. Severance Benefits.
(a) Termination without Cause and not in Connection with a
Change of Control. If the Company (or any Affiliate) terminates Executive’s employment with the Company (or any Affiliate), for a reason other than Cause, Executive becoming Disabled or Executive’s death at any time other than during
commencing three (3) months before and ending twelve (12) months after a Change of Control, then, subject to Section 4, Executive will receive
the following severance benefits from the Company:
(i) Accrued Compensation. The Company will pay Executive all
accrued but unpaid vacation, expense reimbursements, wages, and other benefits due to Executive under any Company-provided plans, policies, and arrangements.
(ii) Severance Payment. Executive will be paid continuing payments of severance pay at a rate equal to Executive’s base salary
rate, as then in effect, for twelve (12) months from the date of such termination of employment, to be paid periodically in accordance with the Company’s normal payroll policies.
(iii) Pro-Rated Bonus Payment. Executive will receive a lump-sum severance payment equal to one hundred percent (100%) of
Executive’s target bonus as in effect for the fiscal year in which Executive’s termination occurs, pro-rated by multiplying such bonus amount by a fraction, the numerator of which shall be the number of days from and including the first
day of such fiscal year through and including the date of Executive’s termination, and the denominator of which shall be three-hundred and sixty-five (365).
(iv) Equity. All of Executive’s unvested and outstanding equity awards that would have become vested had Executive remained in
the employ of the Company for the twelve (12) month period following Executive’s termination of employment shall immediately vest and become exercisable as of the date of Executive’s termination. In addition, with respect to equity
awards granted after July 1, 2007, Executive will have twelve (12) months following any such termination of employment in which to exercise any stock options, stock appreciation rights, or similar rights to acquire Company common stock,
but in no event will such equity award be permitted to be exercised beyond the earlier of the original maximum term of such equity award or ten (10) years from the original grant date of such equity award.
(v) Outplacement Benefits. If requested by Executive, the Company will pay the expense for outplacement benefits provided by a
service to be determined by the Company in its discretion for a period of up to twelve (12) months following Executive’s termination.
(vi) Continued Employee Benefits. Executive will receive Company-paid coverage for a period of twelve (12) months for Executive and Executive’s eligible dependents under the Company’s Benefit
(vii) Payments or Benefits Required by Law. Executive will receive such other compensation or benefits from
the Company as may be required by law (for example, Title X of the Consolidated Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985, as amended (“COBRA”)).
(b) Termination without Cause or Resignation for Good Reason in Connection with a Change of Control. If during the period commencing three (3) months before and ending twelve (12) months after a
Change of Control, (1) Executive terminates his employment with the Company (or any Affiliate) for Good Reason or (2) the Company (or any Affiliate) terminates Executive’s employment for other than Cause, Executive becoming Disabled
or Executive’s death, then, subject to Section 4, Executive will receive the following severance from the Company:
(i) Accrued Compensation. The Company will pay Executive all accrued but unpaid vacation, expense reimbursements, wages, and other benefits due to Executive under any Company-provided plans, policies, and arrangements.
(ii) Severance Payment. Executive will receive a lump-sum severance payment equal to twelve (12) months of Executive’s
annual base salary as in effect immediately prior to Executive’s termination date or (if greater) at the level in effect immediately prior to the Change of Control.
(iii) Bonus Payment. Executive will receive a lump-sum severance payment equal to
one hundred percent (100%) of the higher of (i) Executive’s target bonus as in effect for the fiscal year in which the Change of Control occurs or (ii) Executive’s target bonus as in effect for the fiscal year in which
Executive’s termination occurs.
(iv) Equity. Executive will be entitled to accelerated vesting as to one
hundred percent (100%) of the then unvested portion of all of Executive’s outstanding equity awards. In addition, with respect to equity awards granted after July 1, 2007, Executive will have twelve (12) months following any such
termination of employment in which to exercise any stock options, stock appreciation rights, or similar rights to acquire Company common stock, but in no event will such equity award be permitted to be exercised beyond the earlier of the original
maximum term of such equity award or ten (10) years from the original grant date of such equity award.
Continued Employee Benefits. Executive will receive Company-paid coverage for a period of twelve (12) months for Executive and Executive’s eligible dependents under the Company’s Benefit Plans.
(vi) Outplacement Benefits. If requested by the Executive, the Company will pay the expense for outplacement benefits provided by a
service to be determined by the Company in its discretion for a period of twelve (12) months following Executive’s termination.
(vii) Payments or Benefits Required by Law. Executive will receive such other compensation or benefits from the Company as may be required by law (for example, COBRA).
For purposes of Section 3(a) and (b), if Executive’s employment with the Company or one of its Affiliates terminates, he will not be determined
to have been terminated without Cause, provided he continues to remain employed by the Company or one of its Affiliates (e.g., upon transfer from one Affiliate to another); provided, however, that the parties understand and acknowledge that any such
termination could potentially result in Executive’s ability to resign for Good Reason under Section 3(b).
Disability; Death. If Executive’s employment with the Company (or any Affiliate) is terminated due to Executive’s becoming Disabled or Executive’s death, then Executive or Executive’s estate (as the case may be) will
(i) receive the earned but unpaid base salary through the date of termination of employment, (ii) receive all accrued vacation, expense reimbursements and any other benefits due to Executive through the date of termination of employment in
accordance with Company-provided or paid plans, policies and arrangements, and (iii) not be entitled to any other compensation or benefits from the Company except to the extent required by law (for example, COBRA).
(d) Voluntary Resignation; Termination for Cause. If Executive voluntarily terminates Executive’s employment with the Company
or any Affiliate (other than for Good Reason during the period that commences three (3) months before a Change of Control and ends twelve (12) months after a Change of Control) or if the Company (or any Affiliate) terminates
Executive’s employment with the Company (or any Affiliate) for Cause, then Executive will (i) receive his earned but unpaid base salary through the date of termination of employment, (ii) receive all accrued vacation, expense
reimbursements and any other benefits due to Executive through the date of termination of employment in accordance with established Company-provided or paid plans, policies and arrangements, and (iii) not be entitled to any other compensation
or benefits (including, without limitation, accelerated vesting of any equity awards) from the Company except to the extent provided under agreement(s) relating to any equity awards or as may be required by law (for example, COBRA).
(e) Exclusive Remedy. In the event of a termination of Executive’s employment, the provisions of this Agreement are intended
to be and are exclusive and in lieu of and supersede any other rights or remedies to which Executive or the Company (or any Affiliate) may otherwise be entitled, whether at law, tort or contract (including, without limitation, Executive’s
Employment Agreement and Original Agreement) or in equity. Executive will be entitled to no benefits, compensation or other payments or rights upon termination of employment other than those benefits expressly set forth in this Agreement.
4. Conditions to Receipt of Severance
(a) Release of Claims Agreement. The receipt of any severance payments or benefits pursuant to this Agreement is subject to
Executive signing and not revoking a separation agreement and release of claims in a form acceptable to the Company (the “Release”), which must become effective no later than the sixtieth (60th) day following Executive’s
termination of employment (the “Release Deadline”), and if not, Executive will forfeit any right to severance payments or benefits under this Agreement. To become effective, the Release must be executed by Executive and any revocation
periods (as required by statute, regulation, or otherwise) must have expired without Executive having revoked the Release. In addition, in no event will severance payments or benefits will be paid or provided until the Release actually becomes
effective. In the event the termination occurs at a time during the calendar year where the Release Deadline could occur in the calendar year following the calendar year in which Executive’s termination occurs, then any severance payments or
benefits under the this Agreement that would be considered Deferred Compensation Separation Benefits (as defined in Section 4(c)) will be paid on the first payroll date to occur during the calendar year following the calendar year in which such
termination occurs, or such later time as required by (i) the payment schedule applicable to each payment or benefit as set forth in Section 3, (ii) the date the Release becomes effective, or (iii) Section 4(c).
(b) Non-solicitation. Executive agrees, to the extent permitted by applicable law, that in the event the Executive receives
severance pay or other benefits pursuant to Sections 3(a) and (b) above, for the nine (9) consecutive month period immediately following the date of Executive’s termination, Executive, as a condition to receipt of severance pay and
benefits under Sections 3(a) and (b), will not directly or indirectly, solicit, induce, recruit, any employee of the Company to leave his employment either for Executive or for any other entity or person. In the event Executive violates the
provisions of this Section 4(b), all severance pay and other benefits pursuant to Section 3 shall cease immediately.
The covenant contained in this Section 4(b) hereof shall be construed as a series of separate covenants, one for each country, province, state, city or other political subdivision in which the Company currently engages in its business
or, during the term of this Agreement, becomes engaged in its business. Except for geographic coverage, each such separate covenant shall be deemed identical in terms to the covenant contained in this Section 4(b). If, in any judicial
proceeding, a court refuses to enforce any of such separate covenants (or any part thereof), then such unenforceable covenant (or such part) shall be eliminated from this Agreement to the extent necessary to permit the remaining separate covenants
(or portions thereof) to be enforced. In the event that the provisions of this Section 4(b) are deemed to exceed the time, geographic or scope limitations permitted by applicable law, then such provisions shall be reformed to the maximum time,
geographic or scope limitations, as the case may be, permitted by applicable law.
(c) Section 409A.
(i) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this offer, no Deferred Payments (as defined below) or other severance benefits that
otherwise are exempt from Section 409A (as defined below) pursuant to Treasury Regulation Section 1.409A-1(b)(9) shall become payable until Executive has a “separation from service” within the meaning of Section 409A.
(ii) Further, if Executive is a “specified employee” within the meaning of Section 409A at the time of
Executive’s separation from service (other than due to death), and the severance payments and benefits payable to Executive, if any, pursuant to the offer, when considered together with any other severance payments or separation benefits, are
considered deferred compensation under Section 409A (together, the “Deferred Payments”), such Deferred Payments that otherwise are payable within the first six (6) months following Executive’s separation from service will
become payable on the first payroll date that occurs on or after the date six (6) months and one (1) day following the date of Executive’s separation from service. All subsequent Deferred Payments, if any, will be payable in
accordance with the payment schedule applicable to each payment or benefit. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, in the event of Executive’s death following Executive’s separation from service but prior to the six
(6) month anniversary of Executive’s separation from service (or any
later delay date), then any payments delayed in accordance with this paragraph will be payable in a lump sum as soon as administratively practicable after
the date of Executive’s death and all other Deferred Payments will be payable in accordance with the payment schedule applicable to each payment or benefit. Each payment and benefit payable under the offer is intended to constitute a separate
payment for purposes of Section 1.409A-2(b)(2) of the Treasury Regulations.
(iii) Any severance payment that satisfies
the requirements of the “short-term deferral” rule set forth in Section 1.409A-1(b)(4) of the Treasury Regulations shall not constitute Deferred Payments for purposes of the offer. Any severance payment that qualifies as a payment
made as a result of an involuntary separation from service pursuant to Section 1.409A-1(b)(9)(iii) of the Treasury Regulations that does not exceed the Section 409A Limit shall not constitute Deferred Payments for purposes of the offer.
For purposes of this subsection (iii), “Section 409A Limit” will mean the lesser of two (2) times: (i) Executive’s annualized compensation based upon the annual rate of pay paid to Executive during Executive’s taxable
year preceding the Executive’s taxable year of Executive’s separation from service as determined under Treasury Regulation Section 1.409A-1(b)(9)(iii)(A)(1) and any Internal Revenue Service guidance issued with respect thereto; or
(ii) the maximum amount that may be taken into account under a qualified plan pursuant to Section 401(a)(17) of the Code for the year in which Executive’s employment is terminated.
(iv) The foregoing provisions are intended to comply with the requirements of Section 409A so that none of the severance payments and
benefits to be provided under the offer will be subject to the additional tax imposed under Section 409A, and any ambiguities herein will be interpreted to so comply. Executive and the Company agree to work together in good faith to consider
amendments to the offer and to take such reasonable actions which are necessary, appropriate or desirable to avoid imposition of any additional tax or income recognition prior to actual payment to Executive under Section 409A.
5. Limitation on Payments. In the event that the severance and other benefits provided for in this Agreement or otherwise payable to Executive
(i) constitute “parachute payments” within the meaning of Section 280G of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”) and (ii) but for this Section 5, would be subject to the excise tax imposed
by Section 4999 of the Code, then Executive’s severance benefits under Section 3 will be either:
delivered in full, or
(b) delivered as to such lesser extent which would result in no portion of such severance benefits
being subject to excise tax under Section 4999 of the Code, whichever of the foregoing amounts, taking into account the applicable federal, state and local income taxes and the excise tax imposed by Section 4999, results in the receipt by
Executive on an after-tax basis, of the greatest amount of severance benefits, notwithstanding that all or some portion of such severance benefits may be taxable under Section 4999 of the Code. Unless the Company and Executive otherwise agree
in writing, any determination required under this Section 4 will be made in writing by the Company’s independent public accountants immediately prior to Change of Control (the “Accountants”), whose determination will be
conclusive and binding upon Executive and the Company for all purposes. For purposes of making the calculations required by this Section 5, the Accountants may make reasonable assumptions and approximations concerning applicable taxes and may
rely on reasonable, good faith interpretations concerning the application of Sections 280G and 4999 of the Code. The Company and Executive will furnish to the Accountants such information and documents as the Accountants may reasonably request in
order to make a determination under this Section. The Company will bear all costs the Accountants may reasonably incur in connection with any calculations contemplated by this Section 5. If a reduction in severance and other benefits
constituting “parachute payments” is necessary so that benefits are delivered to a lesser extent, reduction will occur in the following order: reduction of severance and pro-rata bonus; cancellation of vesting acceleration; reduction of
COBRA continuation coverage; reduction of outplacement benefits.
6. Definition of Terms. The following terms referred to in this Agreement will have the following
(a) Affiliate. “Affiliate” means the Company and any other parent or subsidiary corporation of
the Company, as such terms are defined in Section 424(e) and (f) of the Code.
(b) Benefit Plans.
“Benefit Plans” means plans, policies or arrangements that the Company sponsors (or participates in) and that immediately prior to Executive’s termination of employment provide Executive and/or Executive’s eligible dependents
with medical, dental, vision and similar benefits. Benefit Plans do not include any other type of benefit (including, but not by way of limitation, disability, life insurance, or retirement benefits). A requirement that the Company provide Executive
and Executive’s eligible dependents with coverage under the Benefit Plans will not be satisfied unless the coverage is no less favorable than that provided to executives of the Company at any applicable time during the period Executive is
entitled to receive severance pursuant to Section 3. The Company may, at its option, satisfy any requirement that the Company provide coverage under any Benefit Plan by (i) reimbursing Executive’s premiums under COBRA after Executive
has properly elected continuation coverage under COBRA (in which case Executive will be solely responsible for electing such coverage for his eligible dependents), or (ii) providing coverage under a separate plan or plans providing coverage
that is no less favorable.
(c) Cause. “Cause” means (i) Executive’s failure to devote sufficient
time and effort to the performance of his duties; (ii) Executive’s continued failure to perform his employment duties, (iii) Executive’s repeated unexplained or unjustified absences from the Company; (iv) Executive’s
material and willful violation of any federal or state law which if made public would injure the business or reputation of the Company; (v) Executive’s refusal or willful failure to act in accordance with any specific lawful direction or
order of the Company or stated written policy of the Company; (vi) Executive’s commission of any act of fraud with respect to the Company; or (vii) Executive’s conviction of, or plea of nolo contendere to, a felony or a
crime involving moral turpitude causing material harm to the standing and reputation of the Company, in each case as reasonably determined by the Company or the Board of Directors of the Company (the “Board”). The Company may not terminate
the employment of an Executive under clause (i), (ii), or (iii) above unless the Company (1) provides Executive with a written notice that specifically sets forth the factual basis to support the Company’s right to terminate
Executive’s employment under clause (i), (ii), or (iii) above, and (2) permits Executive to cure such failure, to the Company’s satisfaction, within 10 business days after receiving such notice.
(d) Change of Control. “Change of Control” means the occurrence of any of the following:
(i) Any “person” (as such term is used in Sections 13(d) and 14(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended), except
Tako Ventures, LLC, or an affiliate of Tako Ventures, LLC, that becomes the “beneficial owner” (as defined in Rule 13d-3 under said Act), directly or indirectly, of securities of the Company representing more than fifty percent
(50%) of the total voting power represented by, or more than fifty percent (50%) of the fair value of, the Company’s then outstanding voting securities; provided, however, that for purposes of this subsection (d), the acquisition of
additional securities by any one person, who is considered to own more than fifty percent (50%) of the total voting power of the securities of the Company shall not be considered a Change of Control; or
(ii) Any action or event occurring within an one-year period, as a result of which less than a majority of the directors are Incumbent
Directors. “Incumbent Directors” will mean directors who either (A) are directors of the Company as of the date hereof, or (B) are elected, or nominated for election, to the Board with the affirmative votes of a majority of the
Incumbent Directors at the time of such election or nomination (but will not include an individual whose election or nomination is in connection with an actual or threatened proxy contest relating to the election of directors to the Company); or
(iii) The consummation of a merger or consolidation of the Company with any other corporation, other than a merger or
consolidation which would result in the voting securities of the Company outstanding immediately prior thereto continuing to represent (either by remaining outstanding or by
being converted into voting securities of the surviving or resulting entity, including any parent holding company) at least fifty percent (50%) of the
total voting power represented by the voting securities of the Company or such surviving or resulting entity outstanding immediately after such merger or consolidation; or
(iv) A change in the ownership of a substantial portion of the Company’s assets which occurs on the date that any person acquires (or
has acquired during the 12-month period ending on the date of the most recent acquisition by such person or persons) assets from the Company that have a total gross fair market value equal to or more than fifty percent (50%) of the total fair
market value of all of the assets of the Company immediately prior to such acquisition or acquisitions; provided, however, that for purposes of this Section 6(d)(iv), a transfer of assets by the Company to any of the following shall not
constitute a change in the ownership of a substantial portion of the Company’s assets: (1) a stockholder of the Company (immediately before the asset transfer) in exchange for or with respect to the Company’s securities; (2) an
entity, fifty percent (50%) or more of the total value or voting power of which is owned, directly or indirectly, by the Company; (3) a person, that owns, directly or indirectly, fifty percent (50%) or more of the total value or
voting power of all the outstanding stock of the Company; or (4) an entity, at least fifty percent (50%) of the total value or voting power of which is owned, directly or indirectly, by a person described in clause (3). For purposes of
this subsection (iv), gross fair market value means the value of the assets of the Company, or the value of the assets being disposed of, determined without regard to any liabilities associated with such assets.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, a Company transaction that does not constitute a change in control event under Code
Section 409A(a)(2)(A)(v) shall be not be considered a Change of Control for purposes of this Agreement.
Disability. “Disability” will mean that the Executive has been unable to perform his Company duties as the result of his incapacity due to physical or mental illness, and such inability, at least twenty-six (26) weeks after its
commencement or one hundred and eighty (180) days in any consecutive twelve (12) month period, is determined to be total and permanent by a physician selected by the Company or its insurers and acceptable to Executive or Executive’s
legal representative (such agreement as to acceptability not to be unreasonably withheld). Termination resulting from Disability may only be effected after at least thirty (30) days’ written notice by the Company of its intention to
terminate the Executive’s employment. In the event that the Executive resumes the performance of substantially all of his duties hereunder before the termination of his employment becomes effective, the notice of intent to terminate will
automatically be deemed to have been revoked.
(f) Good Reason. “Good Reason” means Executive’s
resignation within thirty (30) days following the expiration of any Company cure period following the occurrence of one or more of the following, without the Executive’s written consent: (i) the significant reduction of
Executive’s duties, authority, responsibilities, job title or reporting relationships relative to Executive’s duties, authority, responsibilities, job title, or reporting relationships as in effect immediately prior to such reduction, or
the assignment to Executive of such reduced duties, authority, responsibilities, job title, or reporting relationships; provided, however, that a reduction in position or responsibilities solely by virtue of a Change in Control shall not constitute
“Good Reason”; (ii) a reduction of more than five percent of Executive’s Base Salary in any one year; (iii) a reduction by more than ten percent of Executive’s total target annual cash compensation in any one year
(which consists of Executive’s Base Salary plus target bonus incentive compensation); (iv) the material change in the geographic location at which Executive must perform services (for these purposes, the relocation of Executive to a
facility that is more than twenty-five (25) miles from Executive’s current employment location will be considered material); (v) the failure of the Company to obtain assumption of this Agreement by any successor; and (vi) the
breach by the Company of a material provision of this Agreement. For purposes of clause (i), Executive’s duties, authority, responsibilities, job title and reporting relationships will be deemed to have
been significantly reduced if Executive does not (a) hold at least the same title and position (including responsibility over at least the same functional areas as prior to the change of control)
with the Company business or the business with which such business is operationally
merged or subsumed (as, for example, where the Executive Vice President, Services of the Company remains the Executive Vice President, Services of the
Company following a Change in Control where the Company becomes a wholly owned but separate operating subsidiary of the acquirer, but is not made the Executive Vice President, Services of the acquiring corporation), or (b) remain a
member of the executive officer management staff of the Company business or the business with such business is operationally merged or subsumed. Executive will not resign for Good Reason without first providing the Company with written notice
within ninety (90) days of the event that Executive believes constitutes “Good Reason” specifically identifying the acts or omissions constituting the grounds for Good Reason and a reasonable cure period of not less than thirty
(30) days following the date of such notice.
(a) The Company’s Successors. Any successor to the Company (whether direct or indirect and whether by purchase, merger,
consolidation, liquidation or otherwise) to all or substantially all of the Company’s business and/or assets will assume the obligations under this Agreement and agree expressly to perform the obligations under this Agreement in the same manner
and to the same extent as the Company would be required to perform such obligations in the absence of a succession. For all purposes under this Agreement, the term “Company” will include any successor to the Company’s business and/or
assets which executes and delivers the assumption agreement described in this Section 7(a) or which becomes bound by the terms of this Agreement by operation of law.
(b) Executive’s Successors. The terms of this Agreement and all rights of Executive hereunder will inure to the benefit of,
and be enforceable by, Executive’s personal or legal representatives, executors, administrators, successors, heirs, distributees, devisees and legatees.
(a) General. Notices and all other communications contemplated by
this Agreement will be in writing and will be deemed to have been duly given when personally delivered or when mailed by U.S. registered or certified mail, return receipt requested and postage prepaid. In the case of Executive, mailed notices will
be addressed to him or her at the home address which he or she most recently communicated to the Company in writing. In the case of the Company, mailed notices will be addressed to its corporate headquarters, and all notices will be directed to the
attention of its President.
(b) Notice of Termination. Any termination by the Company for Cause or by Executive for
Good Reason will be communicated by a notice of termination to the other party hereto given in accordance with Section 8(a) of this Agreement. Such notice will indicate the specific termination provision in this Agreement relied upon, will set
forth in reasonable detail the facts and circumstances claimed to provide a basis for termination under the provision so indicated, and will specify the termination date (which will be not more than thirty (30) days after the giving of such
notice). The failure by Executive to include in the notice any fact or circumstance which contributes to a showing of Good Reason will not waive any right of Executive hereunder or preclude Executive from asserting such fact or circumstance in
enforcing his rights hereunder.
9. Miscellaneous Provisions.
(a) No Duty to Mitigate. Executive will not be required to mitigate the amount of any payment contemplated by this Agreement, nor
will any such payment be reduced by any earnings that Executive may receive from any other source.
(b) Waiver. No
provision of this Agreement will be modified, waived or discharged unless the modification, waiver or discharge is agreed to in writing and signed by Executive and by an authorized officer of the Company (other than Executive). No waiver by either
party of any breach of, or of compliance with, any condition or provision of this Agreement by the other party will be considered a waiver of any other condition or provision or of the same condition or provision at another time.
(c) Headings. All captions and section headings used in this Agreement are for
convenient reference only and do not form a part of this Agreement.
(d) Entire Agreement. This Agreement, together
with any Employment Agreement, constitutes the entire agreement of the parties hereto and supersedes in their entirety all prior representations, understandings, undertakings or agreements (whether oral or written and whether expressed or implied)
of the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof. No waiver, alteration, or modification of any of the provisions of this Agreement will be binding unless in writing and signed by duly authorized representatives of the parties hereto and
which specifically mention this Agreement.
(e) Choice of Law. The validity, interpretation, construction, and
performance of this Agreement will be governed by the laws of the State of California (with the exception of its conflict of laws provisions). Any claims or legal actions by one party against the other arising out of the relationship between the
parties contemplated herein (whether or not arising under this Agreement) will be commenced or maintained in any state or federal court located in the jurisdiction where Executive resides, and Executive and the Company hereby submit to the
jurisdiction and venue of any such court.
(f) Severability. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision or
provisions of this Agreement will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision hereof, which will remain in full force and effect.
(g) Withholding. All payments made pursuant to this Agreement will be subject to withholding of applicable income and employment taxes.
(h) Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in counterparts, each of which will be deemed an original, but all of which
together will constitute one and the same instrument.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, each of the parties has executed this Agreement, in the case of the Company by its
duly authorized officer, as of the day and year set forth below.
/s/ XXXXXXX X.
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