(f) Benefit Plans. Enter into, establish, adopt, amend or terminate, or make any contributions to (except for contributions which are required under the terms of any Benefit Plan or except to satisfy contractual obligations existing as of the date hereof and set forth in Section 4.01(f) of the Company’s Disclosure Schedule) any Benefit Plans, including any pension, retirement, stock option, stock purchase, savings, profit sharing, deferred compensation, consulting, bonus, group insurance or other employee benefit, incentive or welfare contract, plan or arrangement, or any trust agreement (or similar arrangement) related thereto, in respect of any current or former director, officer, employee or consultant of the Company or its Subsidiaries or, other than as contemplated by Section 3.07, take any action to accelerate the vesting or exercisability of Company Options or other compensation or benefits payable thereunder.
(g) Dispositions. Sell, transfer, lease, license, mortgage, encumber or otherwise dispose of or discontinue any of its assets, deposits, business or properties, except for sales, transfers, leases, licenses, mortgages, encumbrances, dispositions or discontinuances which are in the ordinary course of business and consistent with past practices and are not material to the Company and its Subsidiaries taken as a whole.
(h) Acquisitions. Acquire (other than by way of foreclosures or acquisitions of control in a bona fide fiduciary capacity or in satisfaction of debts previously contracted in good faith, in each case in the ordinary and usual course of business consistent with past practice), including without limitation, by merger or consolidation or by investment in a partnership or joint venture, all or any portion of the assets, business, securities, deposits or properties of any other Person.
(i) Mergers. Merge or consolidate the Company or any of its Subsidiaries with any other Person, except for any such transactions among its wholly-owned Subsidiaries, or restructure, reorganize or completely or partially liquidate or otherwise enter into any agreements or arrangements imposing material changes or restrictions on its assets, operations or businesses.
(j) Capital Expenditures. Except as set forth in Section 4.01(j) of the Company’s Disclosure Schedule, make any capital expenditures, other than capital expenditures in the ordinary course of business consistent with past practice in amounts not exceeding $50,000 individually or $250,000 in the aggregate.
(k) Governing Documents. Amend the Company Articles, the Company Bylaws or the articles of incorporation or bylaws (or equivalent documents) of any Subsidiary of the Company.
(l) Accounting Methods. (i) Implement or adopt any change in the Company’s book or tax accounting principles, practices or methods, other than as may be required by GAAP, and as concurred in by the Company’s independent public accountants, or as required by Section 6.09 of this Agreement or (ii) except as may be required by GAAP, and in the ordinary course of business consistent with past practice, revalue in any material respect any of its assets (including any contract, agreement or understanding that would be a Material Contract as a result of entering into, modifying or amending such contract, agreement or understanding), other than in the ordinary course of business consistent with past practice.
(m) Contracts. Except as otherwise permitted under Section 4.01 hereof, enter into, cancel, fail to renew or terminate any Material Contract or amend or modify in any material respect any of its existing Material Contracts.
(n) Claims. Enter into any settlement or similar agreement with respect to any action, suit, proceeding, order or investigation to which the Company or any of its Subsidiaries is or becomes a party after the date of this Agreement, which settlement, agreement or action involves payment by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries of an amount which exceeds $100,000 and/or would impose any material restriction on the business of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries or create precedent for claims that are reasonably likely to be material to the Company and its Subsidiaries taken as a whole.
(o) New Business. Enter into any new material line of business; introduce any material new products or services; acquire any brokered deposits (excluding customer repurchase agreements), change its material lending, investment, underwriting, loan, deposit or fee pricing, servicing, risk and