Letter Agreement, by and between CONMED Corporation and Jed Kennedy, dated March 5, 2022
EVP Human Resources
11311 Concept Blvd
Largo, FL 33773
March 5, 2022
John (Jed) E. Kennedy
150 Belmont Avenue
Lowell, MA 01852
Group EVP, AET, QA/RA, Dist, CS Transition
This letter confirms our recent discussions regarding your continued employment as a Special Advisor of CONMED Corporation (the Company) and your planned retirement. On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Company (the Board), I want to thank you for your years of leadership and your willingness to provide continued service in the role of Special Advisor.
Continued Service as a Special Advisor: Your service as Group Executive Vice President - AET, QA/RA, Dist, CS will continue through April 1, 2022. After that, you will serve as a Special Advisor until April 1, 2023.
Compensation April 1, 2022 through April 1, 2023: As compensation for services performed as Special Advisor during the period from April 1, 2022 through April 1, 2023, you will be paid an annualized base salary equal to the sum of (1) $392,188 plus (2) the average of (i) the bonus amount you received with respect to your 2020 annual cash bonus, and (ii) the bonus amount you will receive with respect to your 2021 annual cash bonus, paid in regular payroll installments and subject to applicable taxes and withholding. You will be eligible for a bonus under the existing annual cash bonus plan for 2022, which will be prorated based on your period of service during 2022 as Group Executive Vice President - AET, QA/RA, Dist, CS. The bonus will be paid when 2022 bonuses are generally paid to senior executives of the Company (but not later than April 1, 2023). You are not eligible to receive a bonus for 2023 based on your service as Special Advisor in 2023.
You will remain eligible to participate in and receive benefits from the Companys welfare benefit plans (e.g., medical, dental, and vision) provided you continue to satisfy the applicable eligibility requirements for such benefits during this period. You will be permitted to make contributions to the Companys Benefits Restoration Plan and the Companys Retirement Savings Plan.
Releases. In connection with the execution of this Letter Agreement, you agree to execute the release attached hereto as Annex A within 30 days after the date of this letter agreement. You also agree to execute a supplemental release and general waiver in a form acceptable to the Company (a Release) within 30 days after the Retirement Date but in no event earlier than the Retirement Date.
Retirement Date: Your service as an employee will end on April 1, 2023 (the Retirement Date). Following the Retirement Date, your employment with the Company will cease.
Duties as Special Advisor. Your duties as Special Advisor will include supporting and providing guidance to the Company and such other reasonable duties as may be assigned to you by the Chief Executive Officer. During this period, you will continue to provide services as a full-time employee of the Company and will devote the appropriate business time and attention required to fulfill your service as Special Advisor.
Equity Awards: Subject to your continued service as Special Advisor and compliance with the release requirements set forth above, your equity awards shall continue to vest through April 1, 2023 and remain subject to the terms of the applicable award agreements and the Companys Amended and Restated 2018 Long-Term Incentive Plan (the LTIP). You acknowledge and agree that any equity awards with vesting dates scheduled to occur after April 1, 2023 will be forfeited as of April 1, 2023.
Severance Entitlements: You waive any claim to receive payments or other benefits under the Companys Executive Management Severance Plan or the CONMED Severance Plan. You further agree that your transition to the position of Special Advisor, the compensation and benefits changes that will occur on April 1, 2022, and any termination of employment thereafter will not entitle you to any benefits under the Companys Executive Management Severance Plan or the CONMED Severance Plan.
Upon a termination of your employment as a result of your death or disability or by the Company for any reason, the Company will, subject to your (or your estate or beneficiarys) execution and non-revocation of a supplemental Release within 30 days following the termination date, pay you: (1) the unpaid annual base salary you would have received between April 1, 2022 and April 1, 2023 (to the extent that any portion of such annual base salary has not been paid); and (2) the unpaid prorated bonus you are entitled to for 2022 based on your period of service during 2022 as Group Executive Vice President AET, QA/RA, Dist, CS. This amount will be paid to you in a single lump sum within 30 days of such Release becoming effective, subject to the provisions of Section 409A set forth below.
COBRA Eligibility: Following the Retirement Date (or your earlier termination of employment with the Company), you will be entitled to continued health insurance coverage under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA), if applicable, for a period in accordance with the requirements under COBRA. You will be solely responsible for paying the full cost of the premiums for such COBRA coverage, and such coverage shall not be provided if during such period you are or become ineligible under the provisions of COBRA for continuing coverage.
Restrictive Covenants: In connection with your transition, you agree be bound by the covenants and provisions in Annex B, which apply during your employment with the Company and after your employment with the Company terminates for any reason. You acknowledge the potential restrictions on your future employment imposed by such covenants and provisions are reasonable in both duration and geographic scope and in all other respects.
Withholding Taxes: The Company shall withhold from all payments due to you (or your beneficiary or estate) hereunder all taxes which, by applicable federal, state, local or other law, the Company is required to withhold therefrom.
Section 409A: The payments under this letter are not intended to constitute deferred compensation subject to Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code (Section 409A). The parties agree to interpret and administer this letter in a manner intended to comply with Section 409A as applicable. If and to the extent that any payment under this letter is determined by the Company to constitute non-qualified deferred compensation subject to Section 409A (because a payment is not a short-term deferral and not an involuntary severance payment under Treas. Reg. §1.409A-l(b)(9)(iii)) and that is payable to you by reason of your termination of employment, then (1) such payment or benefit shall be made or provided to you only upon a separation from service as defined for purposes of Section 409A under applicable regulations and (2) if you are a specified employee (within the meaning of Section 409A and as determined by the Company), such payment will not be made or provided before the date that is six months after the date of your separation from service (or your earlier death or a change in ownership or effective control within the meaning of Section 409A). To the extent applicable, each payment under this letter shall be treated as a separate payment for purposes of Section 409A.
Choice of Law and Forum Selection. This Agreement, and all claims or causes of action (whether in contract or tort) that may be based upon, arise out of or relate to the execution or performance hereof, shall be governed by the internal Laws of the State of Delaware, without giving effect to any choice of Law or conflict of Laws rules or provisions (whether of the State of Delaware or any other jurisdiction) that would cause the application of the Laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Delaware. Any suit, action or other proceeding arising out of or relating to this Agreement or any transaction contemplated hereby shall be brought exclusively in the Delaware Court of Chancery in New Castle County, or in the event (but only in the event) that such court does not have subject matter jurisdiction over such action, the United States District Court for the District of Delaware, and each of the parties hereto hereby irrevocably submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts for the purpose of any such suit, action or other proceeding. A final judgment in any such suit, action or other proceeding may be enforced in other jurisdictions by suit on the judgment or in any other manner provided by Law. Each Party irrevocably and unconditionally waives any objection to the laying of venue of any action, suit or proceeding arising out of this Agreement or the transactions contemplated hereby in such courts, and hereby irrevocably and unconditionally waives and agrees not to plead or claim in any such court that any such action, suit or proceeding brought in any such court has been brought in an inconvenient forum. Each Party further agrees that service of any process, summons, notice or document by U.S. registered mail to such Partys respective address set forth herein shall be effective service of process for any such action, suit or proceeding.
Thank you again for your service.
/s/ Heather L. Cohen
|By:||Heather L. Cohen|
|Title:||EVP Human Resources|
|ACCEPTED AND AGREED:|
/s/ John E. Kennedy
|John E. Kennedy|
This Agreement (the Agreement) is entered into by and between CONMED Corporation (the Company) and John E. Kennedy (Employee or You) in full and complete settlement of all issues concerning Employees employment through the Effective Date (as defined herein). As used in this Agreement, the term Company shall include CONMED Corporation, its affiliates, subsidiaries (including Linvatec Corporation), successors and assigns, all of its current and former officers, directors, employees, and agents (in their individual and representative capacities).
WHEREAS, Employee acknowledges that he is knowingly and voluntarily entering into this Agreement and that by signing this Agreement he is receiving payment and/or other consideration from the Company to which he was not or would not otherwise be entitled.
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the above premises and of the mutual agreement and undertakings hereinafter set forth in the [insert date] Letter Agreement, the Company and Employee further agree as follows:
1. Last Day of Employment. April 1, 2023
2. Company Property. Employee acknowledges that he has returned all of the Companys property, whether created by Employee or others, including but not limited to, any keys, credit cards, computers, computer disks, zip or flash drives, documents, identification cards or badges, access codes or devices, phones, smartphones, hand-held electronic devices, electronic storage devices, software, electronically stored documents or files, physical files, disks, data, manuals, reports, letters, memoranda, agreements, and any other Company property in Employees possession, custody, or control.
3. Letter Agreement Benefits. In consideration for Employees execution of the [insert date] Letter Agreement and the general releases contained herein, and without any other obligation to do so, the Company will provide Employee with the payments contemplated by the [insert date] Letter Agreement, less applicable federal, state, local, and other legally required payroll deductions in accordance with the Companys standard payroll practices (the Letter Agreement Benefits). Employee understands, acknowledges and agrees that if he did not execute this Agreement, he would receive less and different benefits.
4. General Release of Claims. In consideration for the Letter Agreement Benefits, Employee, on behalf of himself, his descendants, dependents, heirs, executors, administrators, assigns, and successors, Employee voluntarily, knowingly and willingly waives and releases, and promises never to assert, any and all claims that Employee has or might have against the Company, and/or its predecessors, successors, past, current and future parents, subsidiaries, related entities, officers, directors, shareholders, agents, partners, employees, successors or assigns, relating to any aspect of Employees employment, employment compensation, resignation or termination of employment, including any and all rights or claims of unlawful retaliation, discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, race, sex, marital status, disability, national origin, religion, or any other basis under federal, state, or local law. Those claims being released and discharged include, but are not limited to:
claims arising under any other federal, state or local fair employment statute, code or ordinance, contract law;
torts of all kinds including, but not limited to, negligence claims and fraudulent inducement to enter into this contract, misrepresentation, negligent or otherwise, fraud, defamation, slander, libel, duress, fraudulent inducement, workers compensation retaliation, interference with an advantageous business relationship, negligent employment, including negligent hiring, negligent retention and negligent supervision; claims of breach of contract, whether actual or implied, written or oral; promissory estoppel, quantum merit or the like, and any and all claims for attorneys fees, any federal, state and local statutory or common law;
claims for personal, bodily or emotional injury and monetary loss, without limitation, relating to any workers compensations laws, tort, contract (express or implied), or any other common law theory; all claims for retaliation or discrimination of any type; and all claims for employment - related benefits of any type and any and all rights or claims to attorneys fees;
claims of any violation of any pension or welfare plans or any other benefit plan or arrangement, including, without limitation, any claims under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) [29 U.S.C. Sections 1001-1461], as amended, including claims for breach of fiduciary duty under ERISA;
claims under the Fair Housing Act [42 U.S.C. Section 3604 et. seq.], as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 [20 U.S.C. Sections 1681 et. seq.], as amended; the Federal False Claims Act [18
U.S.C. Sections 287, et seq.], as amended (FFCA); the Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act [38 C.F.R. 42.1, et seq.], as amended (PFCRA); the Fair Credit Reporting Act, as amended (FCRA); the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 [38 U.S.C. Sections 4301-4333], as amended (USERRA); the National Labor Relations Act [29
U.S.C. Sections 151-169], as amended (NLRA); the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act [29 U.S.C. Sections 2101 et seq.], as amended (WARN); the Occupational Safety and Health Act [29 U.S.C. Sections 651-678], as amended (OSHA); the Fair Labor Standards Act [29 U.S.C. Sections 201-219], as amended (FLSA);
claims or rights under state and federal whistleblower legislation including the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 [Pub. L. 99- 509], as amended (COBRA); the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 15 U.S.C. § 7201, et seq.; (S-OA); the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, as amended (HIPAA); the Family and Medical Leave Act [29
U.S.C. Sections 2601-2654], as amended (FMLA); ·the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 [2 U.S.C. Sections 1311-1317], as amended; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act [29 U.S.C. § 621 et seq.] (ADEA), as amended; the Americans with Disabilities Act [42 U.S.C. Sections 12101-12213], as amended (ADA); the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA); the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 [29 U.S.C. Section 791, et.seq.], as amended; the Employee Polygraph Protection Act of 1988 [29
U.S.C. Sections 2001, et. seq.], as amended (PPA); the Internal Revenue Code [Title 26, U.S.C.], as amended (IRC); the Equal Pay Act [29 U.S.C. Section 206(d)], as amended (EPA); the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 [42 U.S.C. Sections 2000e- 2000e-17J, as amended (CRA); the Civil Rights Act of 1991; Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act, as amended; the Revised Statutes [42 U.S.C. Sections 1981, 1983 or 1985], as amended;
claims under the Florida Civil Human Rights Act [Fla. Stat. Ann. Sections 760.01 et seq.], as amended; The AIDS Act [Fla. Stat. Ann. Sections 760.50 et seq.); Florida Wage Discrimination Law [Fla. Stat. Ann. Section 725.07), as amended; Florida False Claims Act [Fla. Stat. Ann. Sections 68.081 et seq.]; the Florida Minimum Wage Act; Whistleblowers Act [Fla. Stat. Ann. Sections 112.3187 et seq.]; Wage Payment Laws [Fla. Stat. Ann. Sections 448.109 to 448.110]; workers compensation retaliation;
claims under the New York Labor Law, New York State Human Rights Law [N.Y. Exec. Law§§ 296, et. seq.]; New York City Commission on Human Rights Law [NYC Code§ 8-101]; New York Equal Pay Law [N.Y. Lab. Law§ 194]; New York Equal Rights Law (N.Y. Civ. Rights Law§ 40]; New York Off-duty Conduct Lawful Activities Discrimination Law [N.Y. Lab. Law.§ 201-d]; New York Minimum Wage Act [N.Y. Lab. Law§§ 650 to 665]; New York Wage and Hour Law [N.Y. Lab. Law §§ 190, et seq.]; New York Whistleblower Statute [N.Y. Lab. Law § 740]; New York Workers Adjustment and Retraining Notification Acts, as amended (the New York Warn Laws)[N.Y. Lab. Art. 25-A, §§ 860A to 8601]
claims for severance payments or other benefits pursuant to the CONMED Executive Management Severance Plan and the CONMED Severance Plan;
Employee specifically acknowledges and agrees that he is waiving on behalf of himself and his attorneys all claims for fees and expenses and court costs. Employee is also waiving his right to recover in his own lawsuit, as well as the right to recover in a suit brought by any other entity or person on Employees behalf. Employee is not waiving any rights or claims which may arise after the date Employee signs this agreement.
Exclusion. Excluded from the general releases above (General Release) are any claims or rights which cannot be waived by law. This Agreement does not prohibit you from challenging the validity of this Agreements waiver and release of claims under the ADEA. Also excluded from the General Release is your right to file a charge with an administrative agency or participate in any agency investigation. You are, however, waiving your right to recover money in connection with such a charge or investigation. You are also waiving your right to recover money in connection with a charge filed by any other individual or by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or any other federal state or local agency provided that you do not waive, and this letter shall not be read as requiring you to waive, any right you may have to receive an award for information provided to any governmental entity.
5. COBRA. [Not applicable at this time]
6. Breach of Agreement by Employee. In the event that Employee breaches any of his obligations under this Agreement or as otherwise imposed by law, the Company will be entitled to recover all of the benefits paid under the Letter Agreement and to obtain all other relief provided in law or equity.
7. Savings Clause. The provisions of this Agreement are severable, and if any part of it is found to be unenforceable, the other provisions nonetheless shall remain fully valid and enforceable.
8. Entire Agreement. This Agreement sets forth the entire agreement between Employee and the Company, other than the employment agreement signed by Employee at the time of hire, the Letter Agreement, and any supplemental release required thereunder and fully supersedes any and all prior agreements or understandings between the parties hereto pertaining to the subject matter of this Agreement other than the Letter Agreement. By countersigning this Agreement Employee acknowledges that in doing so he have not relied upon any representation or statement not set forth in this Agreement made by myself or any other representative of the Company, with regard to the subject matter, basis or effect of this Agreement or otherwise, other than in the Letter Agreement.*
9. Choice of Law and Forum Selection. This Agreement, and all claims or causes of action (whether in contract or tort) that may be based upon, arise out of or relate to the execution or performance hereof, shall be governed by the internal Laws of the State of Delaware, without giving effect to any choice of Law or conflict of Laws rules or provisions (whether of the State of Delaware or any other jurisdiction) that would cause the application of the Laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Delaware. Any suit, action or other proceeding arising out of or relating to this Agreement or any transaction contemplated hereby shall be brought exclusively in the Delaware Court of Chancery in New Castle County, or in the event (but only in the event) that such court does not have subject matter jurisdiction over such action, the United States District Court for the District of Delaware, and each of the parties hereto hereby irrevocably submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts for the purpose of any such suit, action or other proceeding. A final judgment in any such suit, action or other proceeding may be enforced in other jurisdictions by suit on the judgment or in any other manner provided by Law. Each Party irrevocably and unconditionally waives any objection to the laying of venue of any action, suit or proceeding arising out of this Agreement or the transactions contemplated hereby in such courts, and hereby irrevocably and unconditionally waives and agrees not to plead or claim in any such court that any such action, suit or proceeding brought in any such court has been brought in an inconvenient forum. Each Party further agrees that service of any process, summons, notice or document by U.S. registered mail to such Partys respective address set forth herein shall be effective service of process for any such action, suit or proceeding* *
10. Age Discrimination Release Notification You acknowledge that as part of this Agreement You are releasing and waiving all charges, claims, and complaints under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and you are agreeing not to sue the Released Parties In connection with any of Your rights under the ADEA. In order for you to waive Your ADEA rights through this Agreement, pursuant to the requirements of 29 U.S.C. 1626, You acknowledge and agree that:
You knowingly and voluntarily execute this Agreement and release, waive, and agree not to sue Released Parties; and
the release, waiver and agreement not to sue includes settlement of any allegation of age discrimination arising under the ADEA; and
the release, waiver, and agreement not to sue includes all claims under the ADEA arising up to and including the date of execution of this release, but not claims occurring thereafter; and
You have been advised to consult with an attorney concerning Your rights and obligations under the release, waiver, and agreement not to sue and before signing this Agreement; and
this Agreement is written in a manner that You can understand, and You have fully considered the terms and conditions of this Agreement; and
You are not releasing or waiving any rights that You are prohibited by law, rule, or regulation from releasing or waiving; and
You have been given a reasonable period of time from receipt of this Agreement, to consider this Agreement before executing It and that you may accept and sign this Agreement before expiration of the twenty-one (21) day time period following your receipt of this Agreement, but you are not required to do so by the Company; and
You understand that after signing this Agreement, you may revoke your acceptance within seven (7) days by providing written notice of revocation to the EVP of HR at 11311 Concept Blvd, Largo, FL 33773. This Agreement will become effective on the eighth (8th) day following your signature (the Effective Date).
TO THE EMPLOYEE: THIS IS AN IMPORTANT DOCUMENT. WHEN YOU SIGN THIS AGREEMENT, YOU ARE WAIVING CERTAIN RIGHTS THAT YOU HAVE UNDER STATE AND FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT LAWS. YOU MAY DESIRE TO CONSULT WITH A LAWYER BEFORE SIGNING THIS DOCUMENT.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed this Agreement.
|By:||Heather L. Cohen|
|Title:||Executive Vice President - Human Resources|
|ACCEPTED AND AGREED:|
|John E. Kennedy|
To protect the confidential information and other trade secrets of the Company, you agree that:
Covenant not to Solicit. During your employment with the Company and for a period of 12 months thereafter, you will not: (i) Solicit any Client to transact business with a Competitive Enterprise or to reduce or refrain from doing any business with the Company, (ii) interfere with or damage any relationship between the Company and a Client or (iii) Solicit anyone who is then an employee of the Company to resign from the Company or to apply for or accept employment with any other business or enterprise except pursuant to a general solicitation of employment which is not directed specifically to any such employees.
Covenant not to Compete. During your employment with the Company and for a period of 12 months thereafter, you will not, directly or indirectly, alone or jointly, with any person or entity, participate in, engage in, consult with, advise, be employed by, own (wholly or partially), possess an interest in, or in any other manner be involved with, any Competitive Enterprise. Notwithstanding the foregoing, you will not be prohibited from passively owning less than 1% of the securities of any publicly-traded corporation. You agree that the covenants contained in this bullet are reasonable and desirable to protect the Confidential Information of the Company and its affiliates.
Covenant not to Disparage: During your employment with the Company and thereafter, you will not make any statement that would libel, slander or disparage the Company, any of its subsidiaries or their respective past or present officers, directors, employees or agents. Nothing herein shall prevent you from responding accurately and fully to any question, inquiry or request for information when required by legal process; provided, however, that you will provide the Company with reasonable prior written notice before responding to such a question, inquiry or request, unless such notice to the Company is prohibited under applicable law. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this letter or otherwise, nothing shall limit your rights under applicable law to provide truthful information to any governmental entity or to file a charge with or participate in an investigation conducted by any governmental entity. Notwithstanding the foregoing, you agree to waive your right to recover monetary damages in connection with any charge, complaint or lawsuit filed by you or anyone else on your behalf (whether involving a governmental entity or not); provided that you do not waive, and this letter shall not be read as requiring you to waive, any right you may have to receive an award for information provided to any governmental entity.
Confidentiality: During your employment and thereafter, you will hold in a fiduciary capacity for the benefit of the Company all trade secrets and confidential information, knowledge or data relating to the Company and its businesses and investments, which will have been obtained by you during your employment by the Company and which is not generally available public knowledge. Except as may be required or appropriate in connection with your carrying out your duties you will not, without the prior written consent of the Company or as may otherwise be required by law or any legal process, any statutory obligation or order of any court or statutory tribunal of competent jurisdiction, or as is necessary in connection with any adversarial proceeding against the Company (in which case you will use your reasonable best efforts in cooperating with the Company in obtaining a protective order against disclosure by a court of competent jurisdiction), communicate or divulge any such trade secrets, information, knowledge or data to anyone other than the Company and those designated by the Company or on behalf of the Company in the furtherance of its business or to perform duties hereunder.
You are hereby notified that the immunity provisions in Section 1833 of title 18 of the United States Code provide that an individual cannot be held criminally or civilly liable under any federal or state trade secret law for any disclosure of a trade secret that is made (1) in confidence to federal, state or local government officials, either directly or indirectly, or to an attorney, and is solely for the purpose of reporting or investigating a suspected violation of the law, (2) under seal in a complaint or other document filed in a lawsuit or other proceeding, or (3) to your attorney in connection with a lawsuit for retaliation for reporting a suspected violation of law (and the trade secret may be used in the court proceedings for such lawsuit) as long as any document containing the trade secret is filed under seal and the trade secret is not disclosed except pursuant to court order.
The following terms used in this Annex B have the meanings indicated below:
Client means any client or prospective client of the Company to whom you provided services, or for whom you transacted business, or whose identity became known to you in connection with your relationship with or employment by the Company.
Competitive Enterprise means (i) any business competing with the businesses of the Company or any of its subsidiaries, or (ii) any business in which the Company or any of its subsidiaries has entertained discussions or has requested and received information relating to the acquisition of such business by the Company or any of its subsidiaries during the six-month period immediately preceding the date of your termination of employment.
Solicit means any direct or indirect communication of any kind, regardless of who initiates it, that in any way invites, advises, encourages or requests any person to take or refrain from taking any action.
It is the intent and desire of the parties that the restrictive provisions of this Annex B be enforced to the fullest extent permissible under the laws and public policies as applied in each jurisdiction in which enforcement is sought. If any particular provision of this Annex B is determined to be invalid or unenforceable, such covenant shall be amended, without any action on the part of either party, to delete the portion determined to be invalid or unenforceable (such deletion to apply only with respect to the operation of such covenant in the particular jurisdiction in which such adjudication is made). Your obligations under this Annex B shall survive the termination of your employment with the Company.