(i) A lump sum payment equal to (a) twenty-four (24) months so long as the Company is a privately-owned company or (b) thirty-six (36) months if the Company becomes a publicly-traded company on the NASDAQ or NYSE (in either case, the Severance Period) of the Employees then current Base Salary payable on the sixty-first (61st) day following the date of Employees separation from service;
(ii) A lump sum payment for Target Annual Bonus payable on the sixty-first (61st) day following the date of Employees separation from service (collectively, with the payment provided for in Section 10.2(i), the Severance Amount);
(iii) Notwithstanding in the foregoing, in the event Employee is entitled to any payments pursuant to the Restrictive Covenants Agreement, the Severance Amount will be reduced by the amount Employee is paid pursuant to the Restrictive Covenants Agreement;
(iv) Provided Employee timely elects to continue health coverage under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985, as amended (COBRA), reimbursement for any monthly COBRA premium payments made by Employee for Employee and his eligible dependents until the earliest of (a) the expiration of the Severance Period; (b) Employees eligibility for group medical plan benefits under any other employers group medical plan; or (c) the cessation of Employees continuation rights under COBRA; provided, however, if the Company determines that it cannot pay such amounts to the group health plan provider or the COBRA provider (if applicable) without potentially violating applicable law (including, without limitation, Section 2716 of the Public Health Service Act), then the Company shall convert such payments to payroll payments directly to Employee for the time period specified above. Such payments shall be subject to tax-related deductions and withholdings and paid on the Companys regular payroll dates. For the avoidance of doubt, the taxable payments described above may be used for any purpose, including, but not limited to, continuation coverage under COBRA; and,
(v) Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 6, all unvested and earned equity awards held by Employee at the time of such separation from service shall accelerate in vesting and, as applicable, become fully exercisable and all stock options will remain exercisable thereafter in accordance with the terms of the applicable award agreement.
10.3 Parachute Payments. In the event that any payments or benefits provided for in this Agreement or otherwise payable to Employee (collectively, the Payments) (i) constitute parachute payments within the meaning of Section 280G of the Code and (ii) but for this Section, would be subject to the excise tax imposed by Section 4999 of the Code, then the Payments shall be payable either (i) in full, or (ii) as to such lesser amount which would result in no portion of the Payments being subject to the 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 Employee on an after-tax basis, of the greatest amount of Payments, notwithstanding that all or some portion of such severance benefits may be taxable under Section 4999 of the Code. Any reduction to the Payments required under this Section shall be made by the Company in its reasonable discretion in the following order and in a manner intended to comply with Section 409A of the Code (as determined by the Company): (i) payments that are payable in cash that are valued at full value under Treasury Regulation Section 1.280G-1, Q&A 24(a) will be reduced (if necessary, to zero), with amounts that are payable last reduced first; (ii) payments and benefits due in respect of any equity valued at full value under Treasury Regulation Section 1.280G-1, Q&A 24(a), with the highest values reduced first (as such values are determined under Treasury Regulation Section 1.280G-1, Q&A 24), will next be reduced; (iii) payments that are payable in cash that are valued at less than full value under Treasury Regulation Section 1.280G-1, Q&A 24, with amounts that are payable last reduced first, will next be reduced; (iv) payments and benefits due in respect of any equity valued at less than full value under Treasury Regulation Section 1.280G-1, Q&A 24, with the highest values reduced first (as such values are determined under Treasury Regulation Section 1.280G-1, Q&A 24), will next be reduced; and (v) all other non-cash benefits not otherwise described in clauses (ii) or (iv) hereof will be next reduced pro-rata. Any reductions made pursuant to each of clauses (i)-(v) of the immediately preceding sentence will be made in the following manner: first, a pro-rata reduction of cash payment and payments and benefits due in respect of any equity not subject to Section 409A of the Code, and second, a pro-rata reduction of cash payments and payments and benefits due in respect of any equity subject to Section 409A of the Code as deferred compensation. Unless the Company and Employee otherwise agree in writing, any determinations required under this Section shall be made in writing by the Companys independent public accountants (the Accountants), whose determinations shall be conclusive and binding upon Employee and the Company for all purposes. The Company shall cause the Accountants to provide its determinations and any supporting calculations with respect to Employee to the Company and Employee. For purposes of making the calculations required by this Section, 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 Employee shall 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 shall bear all costs the Accountants may reasonably incur in connection with any calculations contemplated by this Section.