ARTICLE II RELEASE OF CLAIMS
Section 2.1. Executives Release. In consideration of the promises and agreements set forth herein, Executive does hereby for himself and for his heirs, executors, successors and assigns, release and forever discharge the Company, its subsidiaries, divisions, and affiliated businesses, direct or indirect, together with its and their respective officers, directors, shareholders, management, representatives, agents, employees, successors, assigns, and attorneys, both known and unknown, in both their personal and agency capacities (collectively, the Company Entities) of and from any and all claims, demands, damages, actions or causes of action, suits, claims, charges, complaints, contracts, whether oral or written, express or implied and promises, at law or in equity, of whatsoever kind or nature, including but not limited to any alleged violation of any state or federal anti-discrimination statutes or regulations, including but not limited to Title VII of The Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended, ERISA, the Americans With Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), breach of any express or implied contract or promise, wrongful discharge, violation of public policy, or tort, all demands for attorneys fees, back pay, holiday pay, vacation pay, bonus, group insurance, any claims for reinstatement, employee benefits and claims for money, out of pocket expenses, any claims for emotional distress, defamation and humiliation, that Executive might now have or may subsequently have against the Company Entities or any of them, whether known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected, by reason of any matter or thing, arising out of or in any way connected with, directly or indirectly, any acts or omissions of any of the Company Entities arising out of Executives employment and termination from employment which have occurred prior to the Effective Date of this Agreement, except those matters specifically set forth herein, and except for any health, welfare, pension or retirement benefits which may have vested on Executives behalf, if any. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Executive may file a charge with, testify, assist, or participate in an investigation, hearing or proceeding conducted by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or state fair employment practices agency as to the employment laws enforced by such agencies; provided, however, that Executive understands and agrees that he is waiving and releasing his rights to monetary damages under such laws by reason of his agreement to the above-stated general release language.
Section 2.2. Age Discrimination in Employment Act/Older Workers Benefit Protection Act Release. Executive waives and releases all rights, remedies, claims and causes of action, known and unknown, he has or may have against the Company Entities for any matter related to his employment and the termination of that employment under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, 29 U.S.C. § 621, et seq., as amended by the Older Worker Benefit Protection Act, 29 U.S.C. § 623, by reason of any matter or thing arising out of, or in any way connected with, directly or indirectly, any acts or omissions which have occurred prior to and including the Effective Date of this Agreement. In other words, by signing this Agreement, Executive will have none of the legal rights against the aforementioned that Executive would otherwise have under these laws.