Board of Directors Uses in Base Salary Clause

Base Salary from Employment Agreement

THIS EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT (this "Agreement"), dated as of this 23rd day of June, 2017, is made by and between (i) Southern National Bancorp of Virginia, Inc. ("Company") and Sonabank (the "Bank") (collectively, the "Employer") and (ii) J. Adam Sothen (the "Executive").

Base Salary. During the Term, the Employer shall cause Executive to be paid an annual base salary of $193,784.87, paid in equal installments to Executive in accordance with the Employer's established payroll practices (but no less frequently than monthly). The Company's Board of Directors (the "Board of Directors") or a committee thereof, in its discretion, may increase Executive's base salary during the term. Without limiting the foregoing, the Compensation Committee (the "Compensation Committee") of the Board of Directors shall review Executive's base salary at its first meeting immediately following the Effective Date and may increase, but not decrease, such base salary in connection with such review. The Employer shall withhold state and federal income taxes, social security taxes and such other payroll deductions as may from time to time be required by law or agreed upon in writing by Executive and the Employer. The Employer shall also withhold and remit to the proper party any amounts agreed to in writing by the Employer and Executive for participation in any corporate sponsored benefit plans for which a contribution is required. Except as otherwise expressly set forth hereunder, no compensation shall be paid pursuant to this Agreement in respect of any month or portion thereof subsequent to any termination of Executive's employment by the Employer.

Base Salary from Employment Agreement

THIS EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT (this "Agreement"), dated as of this 23rd day of June, 2017, is made by and between (i) Southern National Bancorp of Virginia, Inc. ("Company") and Sonabank (the "Bank") (collectively, the "Employer") and (ii) Joe A. Shearin (the "Executive").

Base Salary. During the Term, the Employer shall cause Executive to be paid an annual base salary as determined by the Company's Board of Directors (the "Board of Directors") or its Compensation Committee (the "Compensation Committee"), which total base salary shall not be less than $424,200 per year, subject to all applicable withholdings. The base salary shall be paid in equal installments to Executive in accordance with the Employer's established payroll practices (but no less frequently than monthly). The Board of Directors or a committee thereof, in its discretion, may increase Executive's base salary during the Term. Without limiting the foregoing, the Compensation Committee shall review Executive's base salary at its first meeting immediately following the Effective Date and may increase, but not decrease, such base salary in connection with such review. The Employer shall withhold state and federal income taxes, social security taxes and such other payroll deductions as may from time to time be required by law or agreed upon in writing by Executive and the Employer. The Employer shall also withhold and remit to the proper party any amounts agreed to in writing by the Employer and Executive for participation in any corporate sponsored benefit plans for which a contribution is required. Except as otherwise expressly set forth in this Agreement, no compensation shall be paid pursuant to this Agreement in respect of any month or portion thereof subsequent to any termination of Executive's employment by the Employer.

Base Salary from Employment Agreement

This Amended and Restated Employment Agreement (the "Employment Agreement"), executed as of this 1st day of June, 2017 (the "Effective Date"), by and between CHRISTOPHER J. EWING, an individual residing at 138 N. Rolling Rd., Springfield, Pennsylvania 19064 (the "Employee"), CONNECTONE BANK, a New Jersey state chartered commercial bank with its principal place of business located at 301 Sylvan Avenue, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 (the "Bank"), and CONNECTONE BANCORP, INC., a New Jersey corporation with its principal place of business located at 301 Sylvan Avenue, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 (the "Company"? the Bank and the Company sometimes collectively are referred to herein as "Employer").

Base Salary. The Employee shall be entitled to receive during his service hereunder a minimum annual base salary (the "Base Salary") of Three Hundred Ten Thousand ($310,000), which shall be payable in installments in accordance with the Employer's usual payroll method. Annually commencing in 2018, the Board of Directors shall review the Employee's performance, the status of the Employer and such other factors as the Board of Directors or a committee thereof shall deem appropriate and shall adjust the Base Salary accordingly; provided, however, that the Base Salary shall not be reduced unless such reduction is part of an overall reduction in salary applicable to all senior executive officers of the Employer.

Base Salary from Second Amended and Restated Employment Agreement

This Second Amended and Restated Employment Agreement (the "Employment Agreement"), executed as of this 1st day of June, 2017 (the "Effective Date"), by and between FRANK S. SORRENTINO, III an individual residing at 12 Ninevah Place, Sag Harbor, NY 11963 (the "Employee"), CONNECTONE BANK, a New Jersey state chartered commercial bank with its principal place of business located at 301 Sylvan Avenue, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 (the "Bank"), and CONNECTONE BANCORP, INC., a New Jersey corporation with its principal place of business located at 301 Sylvan Avenue, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 (the "Company"? the Bank and the Company sometimes collectively are referred to herein as "Employer").

Base Salary. The Employee shall be entitled to receive during his service hereunder a minimum annual base salary (the "Base Salary") of Seven Hundred Thirty Five Thousand ($735,000), which shall be payable in installments in accordance with the Employer's usual payroll method. Annually commencing in 2018, the Board of Directors shall review the Employee's performance, the status of the Employer and such other factors as the Board of Directors or a committee thereof shall deem appropriate and shall increase, the Base Salary accordingly; provided, however, that the Base Salary shall not be reduced unless such reduction is part of an overall reduction in salary applicable to all senior executive officers of the Employer.

Base Salary from Employment Agreement

This Amended and Restated Employment Agreement (the "Employment Agreement"), executed as of this 1st day of June, 2017 (the "Effective Date"), by and between ELIZABETH MAGENNIS, an individual residing at 66 Dogwood Terrace, Ramsey, NJ 07446 (the "Employee"), CONNECTONE BANK, a New Jersey state chartered commercial bank with its principal place of business located at 301 Sylvan Avenue, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 (the "Bank"), and CONNECTONE BANCORP, INC., a New Jersey corporation with its principal place of business located at 301 Sylvan Avenue, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 (the "Company"? the Bank and the Company sometimes collectively are referred to herein as the "Employer").

Base Salary. The Employee shall be entitled to receive during her service hereunder a minimum annual base salary (the "Base Salary") of Three Hundred Fifty Two Thousand ($352,000), which shall be payable in installments in accordance with the Employer's usual payroll method. Annually commencing in 2018, the Board of Directors shall review the Employee's performance, the status of the Employer and such other factors as the Board of Directors or a committee thereof shall deem appropriate and shall adjust the Base Salary accordingly; provided, however, that the Base Salary shall not be reduced unless such reduction is part of an overall reduction in salary applicable to all senior executive officers of the Employer.

Base Salary from Amended and Restated Employment Agreement

This Amended and Restated Employment Agreement (the "Employment Agreement"), executed as of this 1st day of June, 2017 (the "Effective Date"), by and between WILLIAM S. BURNS, an individual residing at 11 Nottingham Road, Short Hills, NJ 07078 (the "Employee"), CONNECTONE BANK, a New Jersey state chartered commercial bank with its principal place of business located at 301 Sylvan Avenue, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 (the "Bank"), and CONNECTONE BANCORP, INC., a New Jersey corporation with its principal place of business located at 301 Sylvan Avenue, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 (the "Company"? the Bank and the Company sometimes collectively are referred to herein as "Employer").

Base Salary. The Employee shall be entitled to receive during his service hereunder a minimum annual base salary (the "Base Salary") of Three Hundred Eighty One Thousand ($381,000), which shall be payable in installments in accordance with the Employer's usual payroll method. Annually commencing in 2018, the Board of Directors shall review the Employee's performance, the status of the Employer and such other factors as the Board of Directors or a committee thereof shall deem appropriate and shall adjust the Base Salary accordingly; provided, however, that the Base Salary shall not be reduced unless such reduction is part of an overall reduction in salary applicable to all senior executive officers of the Employer.

Base Salary from Amended Restated Employment Agreement

This Amendment No. 1 (the "Amendment") to the Second Amended and Restated Employment Agreement dated as of October 1, 2014 (the "Employment Agreement"), by and between Xcel Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the "Company") and Seth Burroughs (the "Executive", and together with the Company, the "parties"), is dated April 26, 2017 and effective as of April 1, 2017.

Base Salary. The Executive's base salary during the Employment Period shall be $340,600 per annum (the "Base Salary"). The Base Salary will be payable to the Executive by the Company in regular installments in accordance with the Company's general payroll practices. The Executive shall receive such increases (but not decreases) in his Base Salary as the Board of Directors, or the compensation committee of the Board of Directors, may approve in its sole discretion from time to time. The Base Salary shall be reviewed at least annually.

Base Salary from Amended Restated Employment Agreement

This Amendment No. 1 (the "Amendment") to the Second Amended and Restated Employment Agreement dated as of October 1, 2014 (the "Employment Agreement"), by and between Xcel Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the "Company") and Robert W. D'Loren (the "Executive", and together with the Company, the "parties"), is dated April 26, 2017 and effective as of April 1, 2017.

Base Salary. The Executive's base salary during the Employment Period shall be $888,500 per annum (the "Base Salary"). The Base Salary will be payable to the Executive by the Company in regular installments in accordance with the Company's general payroll practices. The Executive shall receive such increases (but not decreases) in his Base Salary as the Board of Directors, or the compensation committee of the Board of Directors, may approve in its sole discretion from time to time. The Base Salary shall be reviewed at least annually.

Base Salary from Amended Restated Employment Agreement

This Amendment No. 2 (the "Amendment") to the Second Amended and Restated Employment Agreement dated as of October 1, 2014 (the "Employment Agreement"), as amended by Amendment No. 1 thereto dated as of June 30, 2015, by and between Xcel Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the "Company") and James Haran (the "Executive", and together with the Company, the "parties"), is dated April 26, 2017 and effective as of April 1, 2017.

Base Salary. The Executive's base salary during the Employment Period shall be $366,000 per annum (the "Base Salary"). The Base Salary will be payable to the Executive by the Company in regular installments in accordance with the Company's general payroll practices. The Executive shall receive such increases (but not decreases) in his Base Salary as the Board of Directors, or the compensation committee of the Board of Directors, may approve in its sole discretion from time to time. The Base Salary shall be reviewed at least annually

Base Salary from Employment Agreement

This EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT (the "Agreement"), effective as of April 18, 2017 (the "Effective Date"), by and between MERIDIAN WASTE SOLUTIONS, INC., a New York corporation, with offices at 12540 Broadwell Road, Suite 2104, Milton, Georgia 30004 (hereinafter called the "Company"), and JOSEPH D'ARELLI, an individual (the "Employee"). The Company and Employee are also each hereinafter referred to individually as a "Party" and together as the "Parties"

Base Salary. Beginning on the Effective Date, the Company agrees to pay the Employee a base salary at the annual rate of Two Hundred Thousand Dollars ($200,000). All salary, bonus, or other compensation payable to the Employee shall be subject to the customary withholding, FICA, medical and other tax and other employment taxes and deductions as required by federal, state and local law with respect to compensation paid by an employer to an employee. The Board of Directors and any committees thereof may perform an annual review of Employee's salary based on a review of Employee's performance of his duties and the Company's other compensation policies.