1. Severance. If you experience a Qualifying Termination (as defined below), then, provided you timely comply with the conditions described in Section 3:
(a) the Company will pay you an amount equal to your then current base salary (disregarding for this purpose, any reduction of your base salary that results in a termination of your employment for Good Reason) payable during the applicable Severance Period (less payroll deductions and withholdings), payable in a single lump-sum within 60 days after the date of your Qualifying Termination; provided, however, that if the 60-day period begins in one calendar year and ends in a second calendar year, such payment will be made in the second calendar year;
(b) if you timely elect to continue coverage under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985, as amended (COBRA), the Company will pay your COBRA premiums, and any applicable Company COBRA premiums, necessary to continue your then-current coverage until the earliest of (A) the end of the applicable Severance Period, (B) the expiration of your eligibility for the continuation coverage under COBRA and (C) the date you become eligible to enroll in a health insurance plan offered by another employer or entity. You agree to immediately notify the Company in writing of any such enrollment or eligibility for enrollment and the Companys obligation to pay any COBRA premiums will immediately cease. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the Company determines, in its sole discretion, that it cannot provide the foregoing benefit without potentially incurring financial costs or penalties under applicable law (including, without limitation, Section 2716 of the Public Health Service Act), the Company will in lieu thereof provide you with a taxable monthly amount (which amount will be based on the premium for the first month of COBRA coverage hereunder), which payments will be made regardless of whether you elect COBRA continuation coverage. If the Company elects to make such payments in lieu of paying such COBRA premiums, the payments will end on the earliest of the dates specified above; and
(c) if such Qualifying Termination occurs during the Change in Control Period, then the lump-sum payment described in (a) above will also include an amount equal to your target annual cash performance bonus for the year of termination multiplied by a fraction, the denominator of which will be 12 and the numerator of which will be the number of months in the applicable Severance Period.
2. Equity Award Vesting Acceleration.
(a) If, in connection with a Change in Control, (x) an Equity Award is assumed or continued by the successor or acquiror entity in such Change in Control or such Equity Award is substituted for a similar award of the successor or acquiror entity, and (y) you experience a Qualifying Termination within the Change in Control Period, then, provided you timely comply with the conditions described in Section 3 below, you will become vested, effective as of the date that is 60 days following the date of such Qualifying Termination (or, if later, the effective date of such Change in Control) with respect to 100 percent of any then unvested portion of any applicable Equity Award.
(b) If, in connection with a Change in Control, an Equity Award will terminate and will not be so assumed or continued by the successor or acquiror entity in such Change in Control or substituted for a similar award of the successor or acquiror entity, then, you will become vested, with respect to 100 percent of any then unvested portion of any applicable Equity Award, effective immediately prior to, but subject to the consummation of such Change in Control.