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Cafepress.Com – CafePress Inc. Form of Retention Award Agreement (August 17th, 2017)

CafePress Inc. (the "Company") has selected you to receive a Retention Award to incentivize your continued employment with the Company with continued high performance as well as to reward you for exceptional contributions to the Company's business and objectives during fiscal year 2017. This Retention Award Agreement ("Agreement") describes the terms and conditions of your Retention Award, requires your acknowledgement and acceptance as described below, and shall be effective as of the date of your signature below (the "Effective Date").

Cash Retention Award Agreement (June 2nd, 2017)

THIS CASH RETENTION AWARD AGREEMENT (the "Agreement") is entered into as of ______________, ______ (the "Grant Date") by and between Agilysys, Inc., an Ohio corporation (the "Company"), and ________________ (the "Participant").

Special Retention Award Agreement (May 25th, 2017)

By this Special Retention Award Agreement dated April 24, 2012 ("Agreement") between Robert A. Riecker ("Executive") and Sears Holdings Corporation and its affiliates and subsidiaries ("Sears") (collectively referred to as the "Parties"), the Parties intending to be legally bound, and for good and valuable consideration, agree as follows:

Special Retention Award Agreement (May 25th, 2017)

This Special Retention Award Agreement ("Agreement") is made as of August 27, 2015 ("Effective Date") between Robert A. Riecker ("Executive") and Sears Holdings Corporation and its affiliates and subsidiaries ("Sears") (collectively referred to as the "Parties").

The MOSAIC COMPANY RETENTION AWARD AGREEMENT (2017 Award) (May 19th, 2017)

This RETENTION AWARD AGREEMENT (the "Agreement") is dated this ____ day of ________, 2017, from The Mosaic Company, a Delaware corporation (the "Company"), to Richard N. McLellan (the "Participant"). The "Grant Date" shall be ________, 201[__]. The "Grant Period" shall begin on the Grant Date and end on June 14, 2019.

Performance-Based Retention Award Agreement (May 9th, 2017)

This Performance-Based Retention Award Agreement (the "Agreement") has been made as of _______________, (the "Date of Grant") between Duke Energy Corporation, a Delaware corporation, with its principal offices in Charlotte, North Carolina (the "Corporation"), and _______________ (the "Grantee").

Form Retention Award Agreement (April 27th, 2017)

This Retention Award Agreement (the "Agreement"), dated as of 7 March 2017 (the "Effective Date") is by and between ______________ ("Executive") and Ensco plc, a public limited company organized under the laws of England and Wales ("Company").

Denali Holding Inc. – Dell Inc. Long-Term Cash Incentive and Retention Award Agreement (March 31st, 2017)

Dell Inc., a Delaware corporation, its Subsidiaries and its Affiliates ("Dell") is pleased to offer you this Long-Term Cash Incentive and Retention Award Agreement (the "Agreement," and the payments hereunder, the "Award"). Dell expects your future contribution to drive its continued success and wants to provide you with both the strategic tools and the financial incentive to achieve Dell's long-term goals.

Retention Award Agreement (February 24th, 2017)

THIS RETENTION AWARD AGREEMENT (the "Agreement"), effective as of the "Effective Time" within the meaning of the Agreement and Plan of Merger by and among Duke Energy Corporation, Forest Subsidiary, Inc. and Piedmont Natural Gas Company, Inc. ("Piedmont"), dated as of October 24, 2015 (the "Merger Agreement"), is made by and between Frank H. Yoho (the "Executive") and Duke Energy Corporation (individually, "Duke Energy" and, collectively with its directly and indirectly held majority or greater-owned subsidiaries or affiliates, referred to herein as the "Company").

NEW JERSEY RESOURCES CORPORATION Deferred Stock Retention Award Agreement (February 8th, 2017)

This Deferred Stock Retention Award Agreement (the "Agreement"), which includes the attached "Terms and Conditions of Deferred Stock," confirms the grant on November 15, 2016 (the "Grant Date"), by New Jersey Resources Corporation, a New Jersey corporation ("NJR"), to ("Employee"), under Section 6(e) of the 2007 Stock Award and Incentive Plan (the "Plan"), of Deferred Stock, including the rights to Dividend Equivalents thereon as specified herein, as follows:

NEW JERSEY RESOURCES CORPORATION Amendment of Deferred Stock Retention Award Agreement (August 3rd, 2016)

This Amendment of Deferred Stock Retention Award Agreement (this "Amendment") is made and entered into as of May ___, 2016 (the "Amendment Effective Date") by and between New Jersey Resources Corporation, a New Jersey corporation ("NJR"), and ("Employee"). Capitalized terms used in this Amendment but not defined herein shall have the same meanings as in the NJR 2007 Stock Award and Incentive Plan (the "Plan").

Incentive Compensation/Retention Award Agreement (May 11th, 2016)

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company ("SMG" or the "Company") recognizes you as one of its key leaders and an important member of the SMG executive team. Accordingly, this letter agreement (the "Incentive Compensation/Retention Award Agreement" or the "Agreement") between you and the Company outlines a significant incentive for you to continue your employment with the Company and achieve certain personal performance goals while in the employ of the Company, such personal performance goals to be identified by the Chief Executive Officer of the Company (the "CEO").

Foresight Energy LP – Retention Award Agreement (February 26th, 2016)

THIS RETENTION AWARD AGREEMENT (this "Agreement") is entered into as of February 26, 2016 (the "Effective Date"), by and between Foresight Energy LP, a Delaware limited partnership (the "Company"), and James T. Murphy, an employee of the Foresight Energy Services LLC ("Employee").

Foresight Energy LP – Retention Award Agreement (February 26th, 2016)

THIS RETENTION AWARD AGREEMENT (this "Agreement") is effective as of February 26, 2016 (the "Effective Date"), by and between Foresight Energy LP, a Delaware limited partnership (the "Company"), and Rashda M. Buttar, an employee of Foresight Energy Services LLC ("Employee").

Computer Sciences Corporation 2007 Employee Incentive Plan 2015 Retention Award Agreement (February 16th, 2016)

This Agreement ("Agreement") is made and entered into as of December 15, 2015 (the "Grant Date") by and between Computer Sciences Corporation, a Nevada corporation (the "Company"), and J. Michael Lawrie, a full-time employee of the Company and/or one or more of its subsidiaries (the "Employee").

Computer Sciences Corporation 2011 Omnibus Incentive Plan 2015 Retention Award Agreement (February 16th, 2016)

This Agreement ("Agreement") is made and entered into as of December 15, 2015 (the "Grant Date") by and between Computer Sciences Corporation, a Nevada corporation (the "Company"), and Paul N. Saleh, a full-time employee of the Company and/or one or more of its subsidiaries (the "Employee").

Computer Sciences Corporation 2011 Omnibus Incentive Plan 2015 Retention Award Agreement (February 16th, 2016)

This Agreement ("Agreement") is made and entered into as of December 15, 2015 (the "Grant Date") by and between Computer Sciences Corporation, a Nevada corporation (the "Company"), and _______________, a full-time employee of the Company and/or one or more of its subsidiaries (the "Employee").

Re: Retention Award Agreement (January 7th, 2016)

Your continued services and loyalty to Rite Aid Corporation and its subsidiaries ("us" or "we" or the "Company") are very important to us. We are therefore pleased to inform you that, pursuant to the terms of this letter agreement (the "Award Agreement"), you are eligible to receive a retention award in the form of a cash payment pursuant to the terms set forth herein (the "Retention Award"). This Retention Award is intended to incentivize you to contribute towards the successful completion of the contemplated merger with Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., a Delaware corporation ("WBA"), and Victoria Merger Sub, Inc., a Delaware corporation and a wholly-owned direct subsidiary of WBA (the "Merger"), and to continue to use your best efforts to ensure optimal corporate performance through the closing of the Merger and thereafter.

Re: Retention Award Agreement (January 7th, 2016)

Your continued services and loyalty to Rite Aid Corporation ("us" or "we" or the "Company") are very important to us. We are therefore pleased to inform you that, pursuant to the terms of this letter agreement (the "Award Agreement"), you are eligible to receive a retention award in the form of a cash payment pursuant to the terms set forth herein (the "Retention Award"). This Retention Award is intended to incentivize you to contribute towards the successful completion of the contemplated merger with Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., a Delaware corporation ("WBA"), and Victoria Merger Sub, Inc., a Delaware Corporation and a wholly-owned direct subsidiary of Walgreens (the "Merger") and to continue to use your best efforts to ensure optimal corporate performance through the closing of the Merger.

Precision Castparts Corp. Bridge Retention Award Agreement (November 5th, 2015)

This Agreement is entered into as of November 11, 2015, between Precision Castparts Corp., an Oregon corporation (the "Company"), and ____________ ("Recipient").

Amendment to Special Cash Retention Award Agreement (October 22nd, 2015)

Reference is made to the Special Cash Retention Award Agreement between Apollo Education Group, Inc. (the "Company") and Sean Martin ("Participant") with an Award Date of March 29, 2013 (the "Agreement").

Executive Cash Retention Award Agreement (October 22nd, 2015)

Cash Retention Award. The Company hereby awards to the Participant, as of the Award Date indicated below, a cash retention award (the "Award") entitling the Participant to a cash amount that is earned if the Participant meets the Service-vesting requirements set forth in this Agreement. The dates on which the actual cash amount earned under the Award shall become payable and the remaining terms and conditions governing the Award, including the applicable Service-vesting requirements, shall be as set forth in this Agreement.

Executive Cash Retention Award Agreement (October 22nd, 2015)

Cash Retention Award. The Company hereby awards to the Participant, as of the Award Date indicated below, a cash retention award (the "Award") entitling the Participant to a cash amount that is earned if the Participant meets the Service-vesting requirements set forth in this Agreement. The dates on which the actual cash amount earned under the Award shall become payable and the remaining terms and conditions governing the Award, including the applicable Service-vesting requirements, shall be as set forth in this Agreement.

2012 Genworth Financial, Inc. Omnibus Incentive Plan Cash Retention Award Agreement Dear [Grantee Name]: (October 15th, 2015)

This Award Agreement and the 2012 Genworth Financial, Inc. Omnibus Incentive Plan (the Plan) together govern your rights under this Award and set forth all of the conditions and limitations affecting such rights. Unless the context otherwise requires, capitalized terms used in this Award Agreement shall have the meanings ascribed to them in the Plan. If there is any inconsistency between the terms of this Award Agreement and the terms of the Plan, the Plans terms shall supersede and replace the conflicting terms of this Award Agreement.

Form of Opportunity and Retention Award Agreement (September 2nd, 2015)

Bob Evans Farms, Inc. (the "Company") hereby grants the undersigned Participant an Other Stock-Based Award consisting of (a) restricted stock units ("RSUs") and related dividend equivalent rights ("DERs"), and/or (b) Shares of Restricted Stock, subject to the terms and conditions described in the Bob Evans Farms, Inc. 2010 Equity and Cash Incentive Plan (the "Plan") and this Award Agreement (this "Award Agreement").

Engility Holdings, Inc. – Engility Holdings, Inc. 2012 Long Term Performance Plan Performance Retention Award Agreement (May 12th, 2015)

This Performance Retention Award Agreement (this "Agreement"), effective as of the Grant Date (as defined below), is between Engility Holdings, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the "Corporation"), and the Participant (as defined below). Any term capitalized but not defined in this Agreement will have the meaning set forth in the Engility Holdings, Inc. 2012 Long Term Performance Plan (the "Plan"). The Plan provides for the grant of Performance-Based Awards to key employees of the Corporation or its Affiliates as approved by the Committee. In exercise of its discretion under the Plan, the Committee has determined that the Participant should receive a Performance-Based Award of Share Units subject to the terms and restrictions set forth herein under the Plan and, accordingly, the Corporation and the Participant hereby agree as follows:

Re: 2015 Retention Award Agreement (May 11th, 2015)

Reference is made to the Retention Award letter agreement, dated February 24, 2014 (the Original Agreement), pursuant to which you were selected to receive a cash retention award in connection with the anticipated consummation of the proposed business combination (the Proposed Transaction) between US Foods, Inc. (the Company) and Sysco Corporation (Sysco).

Southern Power Co – Retention Award Agreement (May 7th, 2015)

THIS RETENTION AWARD AGREEMENT (Agreement), made and entered into by and between SOUTHERN NUCLEAR OPERATING COMPANY, INC. (Company) and STEPHEN E. KUCZYNSKI (Employee), shall be effective as of October 20, 2014 (Effective Date).

Retention Award Agreement (May 4th, 2015)

This Retention Award Agreement (this Agreement) is made and entered into as of April 30, 2015 (the Effective Date) by and between Five Prime Therapeutics, Inc. (FivePrime) and , an individual (Employee).

Altisource Portfolio Soltns – Altisource Portfolio Solutions S.A. Cash Retention Award Agreement (April 21st, 2015)

THIS CASH RETENTION AWARD AGREEMENT (the Award Agreement) is made as of April 15, 2015 (the Grant Date), between Altisource Portfolio Solutions S.A., a Luxembourg societe anonyme (together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, the Company) and [*] (the Participant).

Retention Award Agreement (April 13th, 2015)

THIS RETENTION AWARD AGREEMENT (this "Agreement"), dated the 8th day of April, 2015 (the "Grant Date"), is granted by THE MANITOWOC COMPANY, INC. (the "Company") to [Name of Employee], an employee of the Company or one of its Affiliates (the "Employee") pursuant to the Company's 2013 Omnibus Incentive Plan (the "Plan").

Affinion Group Holdings, Inc. 2007 Stock Award Plan Retention Award Agreement (March 19th, 2015)

THIS RETENTION AWARD AGREEMENT (the "Agreement"), is made, effective as of the ____ day of March, 2015 (hereinafter the "Date of Grant"), between Affinion Group Holdings, Inc., a Delaware corporation, (the "Company"), and __________ (the "Participant").

Regional Managment Corp – Regional Management Corp. Retention Award Agreement (March 13th, 2015)

THIS AGREEMENT (the Agreement) is made effective as of the day of , 20 , by and between Regional Management Corp., a Delaware corporation (the Company), and , an employee of the Company (the Employee).

Re: Retention Award Agreement (March 10th, 2015)

Your services and loyalty to Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (us or we or the Company) are very important to us. We are therefore pleased to inform you that, pursuant to the terms of this letter (the Award Agreement), you are eligible to receive a retention award in the form of a cash payment pursuant to the terms herein (the Retention Award). This Retention Award is intended to incentivize you to continue to use your best efforts to ensure optimal corporate performance through the closing of a Transaction (as defined in your severance agreement entered into with the Company) (the Severance Agreement) and to contribute towards the successful completion of the Transaction. Capitalised terms that are used but not defined herein will have the meaning ascribed to such terms in the Severance Agreement.

Cash Retention Award Agreement (March 3rd, 2015)

This CASH RETENTION AWARD AGREEMENT (the "Agreement") is made by and between MoneyGram International, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the "Company"), and _______________ (the "Participant"). The grant date of this award is __________ (the "Grant Date").