| || extent that that such installment is deemed to be paid under a separation pay plan that does not provide for a deferral of compensation by reason of the application of Treasury Regulation 1.409A-1(b)(9)(iii) (relating to separation pay upon an involuntary separation from service). Any installments that qualify for the exception under Treasury Regulation Section 1.409A-1(b)(9)(iii) must be paid no later than the last day of your second taxable year following the taxable year in which the Separation occurs. |
The determination of whether and when your Separation from the Company has occurred shall be made in a manner consistent with, and based on the presumptions set forth in, Treasury Regulation Section 1.409A-1(h). Solely for purposes of this Section 3, Company shall include all persons with whom the Company would be considered a single employer under Section 414(b) and 414(c) of the Code.
All reimbursements and in-kind benefits provided under this Agreement shall be made or provided in accordance with the requirements of Section 409A to the extent that such reimbursements or in-kind benefits are subject to Section 409A, including, where applicable, the requirements that (i) any reimbursement is for expenses incurred during your lifetime (or during a shorter period of time specified in this letter agreement), (ii) the amount of expenses eligible for reimbursement during a calendar year may not affect the expenses eligible for reimbursement in any other calendar year, (iii) the reimbursement of an eligible expense will be made on or before the last day of the calendar year following the year in which the expense is incurred and (iv) the right to reimbursement is not subject to set off or liquidation or exchange for any other benefit.
The Company makes no representation or warranty and shall have no liability to you or to any other person if any of the provisions of this Agreement are determined to constitute deferred compensation subject to Section 409A but that do not satisfy an exemption from, or the conditions of, that section.
The following terms have the meaning set forth below wherever they are used in this letter:
A. Accrued Obligations means: (i) any earned but unpaid base salary as of the Separation Date, (ii) any accrued, but unused vacation time as of the Separation Date, (iii) any vested benefits you may have under any employee benefit plan of the Company as of the Separation Date in accordance with the terms of the applicable benefit plan, (iv) any unpaid expense reimbursements accrued prior to the Separation Date for which you have timely submitted appropriate documentation in accordance with Company policy, and (v) any unpaid but earned bonus approved by the Board for a fiscal year preceding the year in which your employment is terminated.
B. Cause means (i) your material breach of the Non-Disclosure Agreement, (ii) your conviction of, or your plea of guilty or no contest to, a felony under the laws of the United States or any State, (iii) your gross negligence or willful misconduct in the performance of your duties, (iv) your continuing failure to perform assigned duties after receiving written notification of the failure from the Company, or (v) your failure to cooperate in good faith with a governmental or internal investigation of the Company or its directors, officers or employees, if the Company has requested your cooperation; provided, however, that Cause shall not be deemed to have occurred pursuant to subsection (iii), (iv), or (v) hereof unless you have first received written notice from the [Company][Board] specifying in reasonable detail the particulars of such grounds and that the Company intends to terminate your employment hereunder for such grounds, and you have failed to cure such grounds to the Companys satisfaction within a period of thirty (30) days from the date of such notice.