You understand and agree that if the Company, acting through the Committee, determines that you engaged in Conduct Detrimental to the Company during your Service or during the one-year period following the termination of your Service, (i) the outstanding vested and unvested portions of your Option shall immediately and automatically expire; and (ii) if you have exercised any portion of the Option during the two (2)-year period prior to your actions, you will owe the Company a cash payment (or forfeiture of shares of Stock) in an amount determined as follows: (a) for any shares of Stock that you have sold prior to receiving notice of the foregoing termination from the Company, the amount will be the proceeds received from any and all sales of those shares of Stock, less the Option Price, and (b) for any shares of Stock that you still own, the amount will be the number of shares of Stock owned times the Fair Market Value of the shares of Stock on the date you receive such notice from the Company, less the Option Price (provided, that the Company may require you to satisfy your payment obligations hereunder either by forfeiting and returning to the Company the shares or any other shares of Stock or making a cash payment or a combination of these methods as determined by the Company in its sole discretion). You understand and agree that the forfeiture and/or repayment under this Agreement is separate from and does not preclude the Company from seeking relief based on your conduct that constitutes Conduct Detrimental to the Company.
For purposes of this provision, Conduct Detrimental to the Company means:
(i) You engage in serious misconduct, whether or not such serious misconduct is discovered by the Company prior to the termination of your Service;
(ii) You breach your obligations to the Company or an Affiliate under any of your written agreements with the Company or an Affiliate; or
(iii) You engage in Conflicting Activities (as defined below).
For purposes of this Agreement, Conflicting Activities means, without advance, express, written consent of the Companys Chief Human Resources Officer:
(i) You are or become a principal, owner, officer, director, shareholder, or other equity owner (other than a holder of less than 5% of the outstanding shares or other equity interests of a publicly traded company) of a Direct Competitor (as defined below);
(ii) You are or become a partner or joint venturer in any business or other enterprise or undertaking with a Direct Competitor;
(iii) You work or perform services (including contract, consulting, or advisory services) for a Direct Competitor in any geographic area where the Company or an Affiliate materially conducts business, if your services are similar in any material way to the services you performed for the Company or an Affiliate in the twelve (12) months preceding the termination of your Service;
(iv) Except for communications made on behalf of the Company or an Affiliate in the scope of your Service, you advise, assist, attempt to influence or otherwise induce or persuade (or assist any other person in advertising, attempting to influence or otherwise induce or persuade) any person employed by the Company or an Affiliate to end such employment with the Company or an Affiliate; or