THIS Agreement made as of the 16th day of May, 2006, between Maritrans Inc., a Delaware
corporation (the Company), and Matthew J. Yacavone
WHEREAS, the Employee is employed by the Company as its Vice President, Business Planning and
WHEREAS, the Employee and a subsidiary of the Company had entered into an Agreement on
December 2, 2003, that set forth certain of the terms and conditions related to that employment
(the Prior Agreement); and
WHEREAS, the Employee and the Company now wish to enter into an Agreement that will supersede
the Prior Agreement and, in consideration for the Employee agreeing not to compete with the
Company, will set forth the compensation the Employee will receive, as a cushion against the
financial and career impact on the Employee in the event the Employees employment with the Company
is terminated without cause;
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the foregoing and the mutual covenants and agreements
hereinafter set forth and intending to be legally bound hereby, the parties hereto agree as
1. Definitions. For all purposes of this Agreement, the following terms shall have
the meanings specified in this Section unless the context clearly requires otherwise:
(a) Affiliate and Associate shall have the respective meanings ascribed to such terms in
Rule 12b-2 of the General Rules and Regulations under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as
amended (the Exchange Act).
(b) Base Compensation shall mean the sum of the Employees (i) Base Salary, at the rate in
effect on the Termination Date or at the time of a Change of Control, whichever is higher, and (ii)
target bonus for the Employee under the Companys Annual Incentive Plan for the fiscal year prior
to the year in which the Termination Date occurs, before reduction by any and all salary reduction
authorized amounts under any of the Companys benefit plans or programs. Base Compensation shall
not include any amounts attributable to the exercise of stock options by the Employee or the
vesting of restricted stock, or any other payments in cash or stock under any equity compensation
plan of the Company.
(c) Base Salary shall mean the Employees salary, at the rate in effect on the Termination
Date or at the time of a Change of Control, whichever is higher.
(d) Beneficial Owner of any securities shall mean:
(i) that such Person or any of such Persons Affiliates or Associates, directly or indirectly,
has the right to acquire (whether such right is exercisable immediately or only after the passage
of time) pursuant to any agreement, arrangement or understanding (whether or not in writing) or
upon the exercise of conversion rights, exchange rights, rights,
warrants or options, or otherwise, securities of the Company; provided, however, that a Person
shall not be deemed the Beneficial Owner of securities tendered pursuant to a tender or exchange
offer made by such Person or any of such Persons Affiliates or Associates until such tendered
securities are accepted for payment, purchase or exchange;
(ii) that such Person or any of such Persons Affiliates or Associates, directly or
indirectly, has the right to vote or dispose of or has beneficial ownership of (as determined
pursuant to Rule 13d-3 of the General Rules and Regulations under the Exchange Act), including
without limitation pursuant to any agreement, arrangement or understanding, whether or not in
writing; provided, however, that a Person shall not be deemed the Beneficial Owner of any
security under this subsection (ii) as a result of an oral or written agreement, arrangement or
understanding to vote such security if such agreement, arrangement or understanding (A) arises
solely from a revocable proxy given in response to a public proxy or consent solicitation made
pursuant to, and in accordance with, the applicable provisions of the General Rules and Regulations
under the Exchange Act, and (B) is not then reportable by such Person on Schedule 13D under the
Exchange Act (or any comparable or successor report); or
(iii) where voting securities are beneficially owned, directly or indirectly, by any other
Person (or any Affiliate or Associate thereof) with which such Person (or any of such Persons
Affiliates or Associates) has any agreement, arrangement or understanding (whether or not in
writing) for the purpose of acquiring, holding, voting (except pursuant to a revocable proxy as
described in the proviso to subsection (ii) above) or disposing of any voting securities of the
Company; provided, however, that nothing in this subsection (d) shall cause a Person engaged in
business as an underwriter of securities to be the Beneficial Owner of any securities acquired
through such Persons participation in good faith in a firm commitment underwriting until the
expiration of forty days after the date of such acquisition.
(e) Board shall mean the board of directors of Maritrans Inc.
(f) Cause shall mean i) misappropriation of funds, ii) habitual insobriety or substance
abuse, iii) conviction of a crime involving moral turpitude, iv) gross negligence in the
performance of duties, which gross negligence has had a material adverse effect on the business,
operations, assets, properties or financial condition of the Company and its Subsidiaries taken as
a whole, v) material violation of the Maritrans Inc. Business Code of Conduct or Ethics Policy;, or
vi) for purposes of Section 3(a), and prior to a Change of Control, a judgment by the Board that
the Employee is not satisfactorily performing his duties after the Employee has received written
notification of specific performance deficiencies and has had a minimum of three months
opportunity to correct such noted deficiencies. In such case, the Employee shall receive regular
updates regarding his performance and retain his rights under the Companys Complaint Review
Process during the three-month period, but the ultimate ruling by the Board shall be considered
(g) Change of Control shall be deemed to have taken place if:
(i) any Person (except the Company, any Affiliate or any employee benefit plan of the Company
or of any Affiliate, or any Person or entity organized, appointed or established by the Company for
or pursuant to the terms of any such employee benefit plan), together with all Affiliates and
Associates of such Person, shall become the Beneficial Owner in
the aggregate of 20% or more of the common stock of the Company then outstanding); provided,
however, that no Change of Control shall be deemed to occur during any period in which any such
Person, and its Affiliates and Associates, are bound by the terms of a standstill agreement under
which such parties have agreed not to acquire more than 30% of the common stock of the Company then
outstanding or to solicit proxies,
(ii) during any twenty-four month period, individuals who at the beginning of such period
constituted the board of directors of the Company cease for any reason to constitute a majority
thereof, unless the election, or the nomination for election by the Companys shareholders, of at
least seventy-five percent of the directors who were not directors at the beginning of such period
was approved by a vote of at least seventy-five percent of the directors in office, at the time of
such election or nomination, who were directors at the beginning of such period; provided,
however, that any such individual whose initial assumption of office occurs as a result of
or in connection with either an actual or threatened election contest (as such terms are used in
Rule 14a-11 of Regulation 14A promulgated under the Exchange Act) or other actual or threatened
solicitation of proxies or consents by or on behalf of an Entity other than the Board shall not be
so considered as so approved ,
(iii) consummation by the Company of a reorganization, merger or consolidation (a Business
Combination), in each case, with respect to which all or substantially all of the individuals and
entities who were the respective Beneficial Owners of the outstanding common stock of the Company
prior to such Business Combination do not, following such Business Combination, beneficially own,
directly or indirectly, more than 50% of the then outstanding shares of common stock entitled to
vote generally in the election of directors of the corporation, business trust or other entity
resulting from or being the surviving entity in such Business Combination in substantially the same
proportion as their ownership immediately prior to such Business Combination of the outstanding
common stock of the Company, or
(iv) consummation of a complete liquidation or dissolution of the Company or sale or other
disposition of all or substantially all of the assets of the Company other than to a corporation,
business trust or other entity with respect to which, following such sale or disposition, more than
50% of the then outstanding shares of common stock entitled to vote generally in the election of
directors, is then owned beneficially, directly or indirectly, by all or substantially all of the
individuals and entities who were the beneficial owners of the outstanding common stock of the
Company immediately prior to such sale or disposition in substantially the same proportion as their
ownership of the outstanding common stock immediately prior to such sale or disposition;
provided, however, that no Change of Control shall be deemed to occur if a management buy-out
occurs i.e., the acquisition by then current officers and directors of the Company of more than
fifty percent of its outstanding common stock. If the Employee is not a member of the group of
officers acquiring such stock, then a Change of Control shall be deemed to have occurred.
(h) Person shall mean any individual, firm, corporation, partnership or other entity.
(i) Subsidiary shall have the meaning ascribed to such term in Rule 12b-2 of the General
Rules and Regulations under the Exchange Act.
(j) Termination Date shall mean the date of receipt of the Notice of Termination described
in Section 2 hereof or any later date specified therein, as the case may be.
(k) Termination of Employment shall mean the termination of the Employees actual employment
relationship with the Company.
(l) Termination following a Change of Control shall mean a Termination of Employment within
six months prior to or two years after a Change of Control either:
(i) initiated by the Company for any reason other than (x) the Employees continuous illness,
injury or incapacity for a period of six consecutive months or (y) for Cause; or
(ii) initiated by the Employee upon one or more of the following occurrences:
(A) any failure of the Company to comply with and satisfy any of the terms of this Agreement
including the requirements of Section 15;
(B) any significant reduction by the Company of the authority, duties or responsibilities of
the Employee; provided, however, in the case of a management buy-out any alteration in the
Employees position that results from the fact that the Company is no longer a publicly traded
company shall be ignored;
(C) any removal by the Company of the Employee from the employment grade, compensation level
or officer positions which the Employee holds as of the effective date hereof except in connection
with promotions to higher office;
(D) the requirement that the Employee undertake business travel to an extent substantially
greater than is reasonable and customary for the position the Employee holds.
(E) a transfer of the Employee, without his express written consent, to a location that is
outside the metropolitan Tampa, FL area (fifty miles surrounding the Companys principal location
as of the date hereof), or the general area in which his principal place of business immediately
preceding the Change of Control may be located at such time if other than metropolitan Tampa, FL.
2. Notice of Termination. Any Termination of Employment shall be communicated by a
Notice of Termination to the other party hereto given in accordance with Section 16 hereof. For
purposes of this Agreement, a Notice of Termination means a written notice which (i) indicates
the specific reasons for the termination, (ii) briefly summarizes the facts and circumstances
deemed to provide a basis for termination of the Employees employment, and (iii) if the
Termination Date is other than the date of receipt of such notice, specifies the Termination Date
(which date shall not be more than 15 days after the giving of such notice).
3. Severance Compensation upon Termination.
(a) In the event of the Employees involuntary Termination of Employment for a reason other
than Cause, as consideration for the non-competition and non-solicitation covenants contained in
Section 12, the Company shall continue to pay to the Employee, upon the execution, and
non-revocation within 8 days thereafter, of a release, substantially in the form being used by the
Company prior to a Change of Control, (the Release), an amount equal to 2.0 times his Base
Salary, payable in biweekly installments for the 24 months following the Termination Date. All
other benefit coverages (except as specified by law or regulation), retirement benefits and fringe
benefit eligibility shall cease upon the Termination Date; provided, however, that during such
period, if any, up to 18 months following the Termination Date, the Board may agree to provide the
Employee, in its sole discretion, with continued participation in the Companys medical plan on the
same terms and conditions as if the Employee were still employed, if the Employee is not eligible
for similar coverage from employment or self-employment outside of the Company; provided, however,
that such coverage will be counted as all or a portion of the continuation of medical coverage
required by COBRA.
(b) In lieu of any payment under subsection (a) above but subject to the Release requirement,
and subject to the provisions of Section 10 hereof, in the event of the Employees Termination
following a Change of Control, as consideration for the non-competition and non-solicitation
covenants contained in Section 12, the Company shall pay to the Employee, within 30 days after the
Termination Date (or as soon as possible thereafter in the event that the procedures set forth in
Section 10(b) hereof cannot be completed within 30 days), a single sum in cash equal to 2.0 times
the Employees Base Compensation.
(c) Not withstanding anything in this Agreement to the contrary, no payments shall be made
prior to the time permitted under Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.
Any delayed payments shall be made in lump sum as soon as permissible with interest on the unpaid
balance, at the rate from time to time announced by Mellon Bank (East) as its prime rate plus 1%,
each change in such rate to take effect on the effective date of the change in such prime rate.
3. Other Payments. The payment due under Section 3 hereof shall be in addition to and
not in lieu of any payments or benefits due to the Employee under any other plan, policy or program
of the Company except that no payments shall be due to the Employee under the Companys then
severance pay plan for employees.
4. Establishment of Trust. The Company may establish an irrevocable trust fund
pursuant to a trust agreement to hold assets to satisfy its obligations hereunder. Funding of such
trust fund shall be subject to the Companys discretion, as set forth in the agreement pursuant to
which the fund will be established.
(a) In the event that the Company shall fail or refuse to make payment of any amounts due the
Employee under Sections 3(b), taking into account subsection (c) thereof, within the time period
provided therein, the Company shall pay to the Employee, in addition to the payment of any other
sums provided in this Agreement, interest, compounded daily, on any
amount remaining unpaid from the date payment is required under Section 3 until paid to the
Employee, at the rate from time to time announced by Mellon Bank (East) as its prime rate plus
2%, each change in such rate to take effect on the effective date of the change in such prime rate.
(b) It is the intent of the parties that the Employee not be required to incur any expenses
associated with the enforcement of his rights under Section 3(b) of this Agreement by arbitration,
litigation or other legal action because the cost and expense thereof would substantially detract
from the benefits intended to be extended to the Employee hereunder. Accordingly, the Company
shall pay the Employee on demand the amount necessary to reimburse the Employee in full for all
expenses (including all attorneys fees and legal expenses) incurred by the Employee in enforcing
any of the obligations of the Company under this Agreement.
(c) Following a Change of Control, the party or parties challenging the right of Employee to
the benefits of this Agreement shall in all circumstances have the burden of proof.
6. No Mitigation. The Employee shall not be required to mitigate the amount of any
payment or benefit provided for in this Agreement by seeking other employment or otherwise, nor
shall the amount of any payment or benefit provided for herein be reduced by any compensation
earned by other employment or otherwise.
7. Non-exclusivity of Rights. Nothing in this Agreement shall prevent or limit the
Employees continuing or future participation in or rights under any benefit, bonus, incentive or
other plan or program provided by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries or Affiliates and for
which the Employee may qualify; provided, however, that the Employee hereby waives the Employees
right to receive any payments under any severance pay plan or similar program applicable to other
employees of the Company.
8. No Set-Off. The Companys obligation to make the payments provided for in this
Agreement and otherwise to perform its obligations hereunder shall not be affected by any
circumstances, including, without limitation, any set-off, counterclaim, recoupment, defense or
other right which the Company may have against the Employee or others.
9. Taxes. Any payment required under this Agreement shall be subject to all
requirements of the law with regard to the withholding of taxes, filing, making of reports and the
like, and the Company shall use its best efforts to satisfy promptly all such requirements.
10. Certain Reduction of Payments.
(a) Anything in this Agreement to the contrary notwithstanding, in the event that it shall be
determined that any payment or distribution by the Company to or for the benefit of the Employee,
whether paid or payable or distributed or distributable pursuant to the terms of this Agreement or
otherwise (a Payment), would constitute an excess parachute payment within the meaning of
Section 280G of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the Code), and that it would be
economically advantageous to the Employee to reduce the Payment to avoid or reduce the taxation of
excess parachute payments under Section 4999 of the
Code, the aggregate present value of amounts payable or distributable to or for the benefit of the
Employee pursuant to this Agreement (such payments or distributions pursuant to this Agreement are
hereinafter referred to as Agreement Payments) shall be reduced (but not below zero) to the
Reduced Amount. The Reduced Amount shall be an amount expressed in present value which maximizes
the aggregate present value of Agreement Payments without causing any Payment to be subject to the
taxation under Section 4999 of the Code. For purposes of this Section 10, present value shall be
determined in accordance with Section 280G(d)(4) of the Code.
(b) All determinations to be made under this Section 10 shall be made by the Companys
independent public accountant immediately prior to the Change of Control (the Accounting Firm),
which firm shall provide its determinations and any supporting calculations both to the Company and
the Employee within 10 days of the Termination Date. Any such determination by the Accounting Firm
shall be binding upon the Company and the Employee. The Employee shall in his sole discretion
determine which and how much of the Agreement Payments shall be eliminated or reduced consistent
with the requirements of this Section. Within five days after the Employees determination, the
Company shall pay (or cause to be paid) or distribute (or cause to be distributed) to or for the
benefit of the Employee such amounts as are then due to the Employee under this Agreement.
(c) All of the fees and expenses of the Accounting Firm in performing the determinations
referred to in subsection (b) above shall be borne solely by the Company. The Company agrees to
indemnify and hold harmless the Accounting Firm of and from any and all claims, damages and
expenses resulting from or relating to its determinations pursuant to subsection (b) above, except
for claims, damages or expenses resulting from the gross negligence or willful misconduct of the
11. Confidential Information. The Employee recognizes and acknowledges that, by
reason of his employment by and service to the Company, he has had and will continue to have access
to confidential information of the Company and its Affiliates, including, without limitation,
information and knowledge pertaining to products and services offered, innovations, designs, ideas,
plans, trade secrets, proprietary information, distribution and sales methods and systems, sales
and profit figures, customer and client lists, and relationships between the Company and its
Affiliates and other distributors, customers, clients, suppliers and others who have business
dealings with the Company and its Affiliates (Confidential Information). The Employee
acknowledges that such Confidential Information is a valuable and unique asset and covenants that
he will not, either during or after his employment by the Company, disclose any such Confidential
Information to any person for any reason whatsoever without the prior written authorization of the
Board, unless such information is in the public domain through no fault of the Employee or except
as may be required by law or in any judicial or administrative process.
(a) During his employment by the Company and for a period of one year thereafter, the Employee
will not, unless acting with the prior written consent of the Board, directly or indirectly, own,
manage, operate, join, control, finance or participate in the ownership, management, operation,
control or financing of, or be connected as an officer, director, employee, partner, principal,
agent, representative, consultant or otherwise with or use
or permit his name to be used in connection with, any business or enterprise in competition with
the Company or any of its Affiliates and engaged in a geographic area in which the Company or any
of its Affiliates is operating (i) on the date of reference, during his employment by the Company
or (ii) following his Termination Date, on the Termination Date. The Employee recognizes that the
Company presently operates on the East Coast of the United States and at all ports in the Gulf of
Mexico (whether or not such business is physically located within those areas) (the Geographic
Area). Competition includes any business that is a customer of, competitive to, or in a
business segment from which the Company or any of its Affiliates derive at least five percent of
its respective gross revenues either during his employment by the Company or on the Termination
Date, as applicable. It is recognized by the Employee that the business of the Company and its
Affiliates and the Employees connection therewith is or will be involved in activity throughout
the Geographic Area, and that more limited geographical limitations on this non-competition
covenant are therefore not appropriate. The Employee also shall not, directly or indirectly,
during such one-year period (a) solicit or divert business from, or attempt to convert any client,
account or customer of the Company or any of its Affiliates, whether existing at the date hereof or
acquired during Employees employment nor (b) following Employees employment, solicit, hire or
attempt to hire any then employee of the Company or of any of its Affiliates.
(b) The foregoing restriction shall not be construed to prohibit the ownership by the Employee
of less than one percent (1%) of any class of securities of any corporation which is engaged in any
of the foregoing businesses having a class of securities registered pursuant to the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934, provided that such ownership represents a passive investment and that neither
the Employee nor any group of persons including Employee in any way, either directly or indirectly,
manages or exercises control of any such corporation, guarantees any of its financial obligations,
otherwise takes any part in its business, other than exercising his rights as a shareholder, or
seeks to do any of the foregoing.
13. Equitable Relief.
(a) Employee acknowledges that the restrictions contained in Sections 11 and 12 hereof are
reasonable and necessary to protect the legitimate interests of the Company and its Affiliates,
that the Company would not have entered into this Agreement in the absence of such restrictions,
and that any violation of any provision of those Sections will result in irreparable injury to the
Company. The Employee represents that his experience and capabilities are such that the
restrictions contained in Section 12 hereof will not prevent the Employee from obtaining employment
or otherwise earning a living at the same general level of economic benefit as anticipated by this
Agreement. The Employee further represents and acknowledges that (i) he has been advised by the
Company to consult his own legal counsel in respect of this Agreement, and (ii) that he has had
full opportunity, prior to execution of this Agreement, to review thoroughly this Agreement with
(b) The Employee agrees that the Company shall be entitled to preliminary and permanent
injunctive relief, without the necessity of proving actual damages or posting a bond, as well as to
an equitable accounting of all earnings, profits and other benefits arising from any violation of
Sections 11 or 12 hereof, which rights shall be cumulative and in addition to any other rights or
remedies to which the Company may be entitled. In the event that any of the provisions of Sections
11 or 12 hereof should ever be adjudicated to exceed the time, geographic,
service, or other limitations permitted by applicable law in any jurisdiction, then such provisions
shall be deemed reformed in such jurisdiction to the maximum time, geographic, service, or other
limitations permitted by applicable law.
(c) Employee agrees that he will provide, and that the Company may similarly provide, a copy
of Sections 11 and 12 hereof to any business or enterprise (i) which he may directly or indirectly
own, manage, operate, finance, join, control or participate in the ownership, management,
operation, financing, control or control of, or (ii) with which he may be connected with as an
officer, director, employee, partner, principal, agent, representative, consultant or otherwise, or
in connection with which he may use or permit his name to be used; provided, however, that this
provision shall not apply in respect of Section 12 hereof after expiration of the time period set
14. Term of Agreement. The term of this Agreement shall be for two years from the
date hereof and shall be automatically renewed for successive one-year periods unless the Company
notifies the Employee in writing that this Agreement will not be renewed at least sixty days prior
to the end of the current term; provided, however, that (i) after a Change of Control during the
term of this Agreement, this Agreement shall remain in effect until all of the obligations of the
parties hereunder are satisfied or have expired, and (ii) this Agreement shall terminate if, prior
to a Change of Control, the employment of the Employee with the Company, or any of its
Subsidiaries, as the case may be, shall terminate for any reason, or the Employee shall cease to be
an Employee, except as provided in Section 1(k).
15. Successor Company. The Company shall require any successor or successors (whether
direct or indirect, by purchase, merger, consolidation or otherwise) to all or substantially all of
the business and/or assets of the Company, by agreement in form and substance satisfactory to the
Employee, to acknowledge expressly that this Agreement is binding upon and enforceable against the
Company in accordance with the terms hereof, and to become jointly and severally obligated with the
Company to perform this Agreement in the same manner and to the same extent that the Company would
be required to perform if no such succession or successions had taken place. Failure of the
Company to obtain such agreement prior to the effectiveness of any such succession shall be a
breach of this Agreement. As used in this Agreement, the Company shall mean the Company as
hereinbefore defined and any such successor or successors to its business and/or assets, jointly
16. Notice. All notices and other communications required or permitted hereunder or
necessary or convenient in connection herewith shall be in writing and shall be delivered
personally or mailed by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, or by overnight
express courier service, as follows:
If to the Company, to:
302 Knights Run Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33502
Attention: Corporate Secretary
or to such other names or addresses as the Company or the Employee, as the case may be, shall
designate by notice to the other party hereto in the manner specified in this Section; provided,
however, that if no such notice is given by the Company following a Change of Control, notice at
the last address of the Company or to any successor pursuant to Section 16 hereof shall be deemed
sufficient for the purposes hereof. Any such notice shall be deemed delivered and effective when
received in the case of personal delivery, five days after deposit, postage prepaid, with the U.S.
Postal Service in the case of registered or certified mail, or on the next business day in the case
of overnight express courier service.
17. Governing Law, etc.
(a) This Agreement shall be governed by and interpreted under the laws of the state of Florida
without giving effect to any conflict of laws provisions.
(b) The Employee irrevocably and unconditionally (i) agrees that any suit, action or other
legal proceeding arising out of this Agreement, including without limitation, any action commenced
by the Company for preliminary and permanent injunctive relief or other equitable relief, will be
brought in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, or if such court
does not have jurisdiction or will not accept jurisdiction, in any court of general jurisdiction in
Tampa, Florida, (ii) consents to the jurisdiction of any such court in any such suit, action or
proceeding, and (iii) waives any objection which Employee may have to the laying of venue of any
such suit, action or proceeding in any such court. Employee also irrevocably and unconditionally
consents to the service of any process, pleadings, notices or other papers in a manner permitted by
the notice provisions of Section 16 hereof. In the event of a lawsuit by either party to enforce
the provisions of this Agreement, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover reasonable
costs, expenses and attorneys fees from the other party.
18. Contents of Agreement, Amendment and Assignment.
(a) This Agreement supersedes all prior agreements, sets forth the entire understanding
between the parties hereto with respect to the subject matter hereof and cannot be changed,
modified, extended or terminated except upon written amendment executed by the Employee and
approved by the Board and executed on the Companys behalf by a duly authorized officer. The
provisions of this Agreement may provide for payments to the Employee under certain compensation or
bonus plans under circumstances where such plans would not provide for payment thereof. It is the
specific intention of the parties that the provisions of this Agreement shall supersede any
provisions to the contrary in such plans, and such plans shall be deemed to have been amended to
correspond with this Agreement without further action by the Company or the Board.
(b) Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed as giving the Employee any right to be
retained in the employ of the Company.
(c) All of the terms and provisions of this Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the
benefit of and be enforceable by the respective heirs, representatives, successors and assigns of
the parties hereto, except that the duties and responsibilities of the Employee and the Company
hereunder shall not be assignable in whole or in part by the Company.
19. Severability. If any provision of this Agreement or application thereof to anyone
or under any circumstances shall be determined to be invalid or unenforceable, such invalidity or
unenforceability shall not affect any other provisions or applications of this Agreement which can
be given effect without the invalid or unenforceable provision or application.
20. Remedies Cumulative; No Waiver. No right conferred upon the Employee by this
Agreement is intended to be exclusive of any other right or remedy, and each and every such right
or remedy shall be cumulative and shall be in addition to any other right or remedy given hereunder
or now or hereafter existing at law or in equity. No delay or omission by the Employee in
exercising any right, remedy or power hereunder or existing at law or in equity shall be construed
as a waiver thereof, including, without limitation, any delay by the Employee in delivering a
Notice of Termination pursuant to Section 2 hereof after an event has occurred which would, if the
Employee had resigned, have constituted a Termination following a Change of Control pursuant to
Section 1(l)(ii) of this Agreement.
21. Miscellaneous. All section headings are for convenience only. This Agreement may
be executed in several counterparts, each of which is an original. It shall not be necessary in
making proof of this Agreement or any counterpart hereof to produce or account for any of the other
22. Termination of Agreement. This Agreement shall supersede and replace the Prior
Agreement which shall hereafter be null and void and of no further force and effect.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned, intending to be legally bound, have executed this
Agreement as of the date first above written.