3. Release of Claims.
(a) De Paolantonio Initial Release. Inconsideration of the mutual agreements and covenants herein contained, by signing this Agreement, De Paolantonio knowingly and voluntarily releases and forever discharges the Company and its affiliates, subsidiaries, divisions, insurers, predecessors, successors and assigns, and their current and former employees, attorneys, officers, directors and agents thereof, both individually and in their business capacities, and their employee benefit plans and programs and their administrators and fiduciaries (collectively referred to throughout the remainder of this Agreement as Company Released Parties), of and from any and all claims, known and unknown, asserted or unasserted, which De Paolantonio has or may have against the Company or any Company Released Parties as of the date of execution of this Agreement, including, but not limited to: (i) any claims, whether statutory, common law, or otherwise, arising out of the terms or conditions of his employment at the Company; (ii) any claims, whether statutory, common law, or otherwise, arising out of the facts and circumstances of his employment and the termination of his employment at the Company; (iii) any claims for breach of contract, quantum meruit, unjust enrichment, breach of oral promise, tortuous interference with business relations, injurious falsehood, defamation, negligent or intentional infliction of emotional distress, invasion of privacy, and any other common law contract and tort claims; (iv) any claims for unpaid or lost benefits or salary, bonus, vacation pay, severance pay, or other compensation; (v) any claims for attorneys fees, costs, disbursements, or other expenses; (vi) any claims for damages or personal injury; (vii) any claims of employment discrimination, harassment or retaliation, whether based on federal, state, or local law or judicial or administrative decision; and (viii) any claims arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act, 29 U.S.C. § 201, et seq.; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e, et seq. (as amended); the Civil Rights Act of 1866, 42 U.S.C. § 1981; the Civil Rights Act of 1991, Pub. Law No. 102-166; the National Labor Relations Act, 29 U.S.C. § 151, et seq.; the Family and Medical Leave Act, 29 U.S.C. § 2601 et seq.; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 701, et seq.; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act; the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act; the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act; the Americans With Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.; the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, 29 U.S.C. §1001, et seq., the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, 18 U.S.C. §1514A, et seq., the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, claims under North Carolina or other state laws, including, but not limited to, the North Carolina Retaliatory Employment Discrimination Act, the North Carolina Persons with Disabilities Protection Act, the North Carolina Equal Employment Practices Act, and/or any other federal, state or local statute, law, ordinance, regulation or order, or the common law, or any self-regulatory organization rule or regulation. The enumeration of specific rights, claims, and causes of action being released should not be construed to limit the general scope of the foregoing release. It is the intent of the parties by the foregoing release, De Paolantonio is giving up all rights, claims, and causes of actions against the Company Released Parties which accrued prior to the Effective Date (defined below), whether or not he is aware of them and whether or not any damage or injury has yet occurred. This release does not include either Partys right to enforce the terms of this Agreement. In connection with this release provision, De Paolantonio does not waive his right to file a charge or participate in any investigation or proceeding of any federal, state or local governmental agency or commission, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, and the Securities and Exchange Commission, nor does anything contained in this Agreement apply to truthful testimony in litigation. To the extent permitted by law, De Paolantonio agrees that if such a claim is made, De Paolantonio shall not be entitled to recover any individual monetary relief or other individual remedies should any administrative agency pursue any claim on his behalf. Nothing in this Agreement extinguishes any claims De Paolantonio may have: (i) against the Company for breach of this Agreement; (ii) against any of the Company Released Parties for any claims arising from events that occur following the Effective Date; or (iii) related to the Companys obligation, if any, to indemnify De Paolantonio as an officer of the Company, including under any directors and officers liability policy maintained by the Company.