(b) Agreement Not To Interfere in Business Relationships.
(i) During the Restricted Period, neither the Executive nor any Controlled Entity will directly or indirectly solicit, induce or influence any customer, or any other person which has a business relationship with the Company or any affiliate, or which had on the date of this Agreement such a relationship with the Company or any affiliate, to discontinue or reduce the extent of such relationship with the Company or any affiliate in the Companys Market.
(ii) During the Restricted Period, neither the Executive nor any Controlled Entity will (1) directly or indirectly recruit, solicit or otherwise induce or influence any stockholder or employee of the Company or any of its affiliates to discontinue such employment or other relationship with the Company or any affiliate, or (2) employ or seek to employ, or cause any business which competes in the Companys Markets to employ or seek to employ for any reason, any person who is then (or was at any time within six months prior to the date the Executive or such business employs or seeks to employ such person) employed by the Company or any affiliate without the prior written consent of the Company.
(c) Non-Disparagement. During and after the Term, the Executive and any Controlled Entity shall not publicly disparage: the Company; the Companys predecessors, successors, subsidiaries, related entities, and all of their members, shareholders, officers, directors, agents, attorneys, employees, or board members; or the Companys customers. Nothing in this Section 10(c) precludes the Executive from making truthful statements in connection with (i) a disclosure required by law, regulation, or order of a court or governmental agency, (ii) the filing of a good faith report or participation in a proceeding related to an alleged violation of any applicable law, regulation, or order of a court or governmental agency, or (iii) any governmental, quasi-governmental or administrative or judicial inquiry or court proceeding. During and after the Term, the Company shall not and it shall cause its directors and officers not to publicly disparage the Executive.
(d) Confidentiality. During and after the Term, neither the Executive nor any Controlled Entity will directly or indirectly disclose to anyone, or use or otherwise exploit for the Executives or any Controlled Entitys own benefit or for the benefit of anyone other than the Company, any confidential information, including, without limitation, any confidential know-how, trade secrets, customer lists, details of customer contracts, pricing policies, operational methods, marketing plans or strategies, product development techniques or plans, business acquisition plans and new personnel acquisition plans of the Company or any affiliate related to the Business or any portion or phase of any scientific, engineering or technical information, design, process, procedure, formula, improvement, discovery, invention, machinery or device of the Company or any affiliate, whether or not in written or tangible form (all of the preceding is hereinafter referred to as Confidential Information). The term Confidential Information does not include, and there shall be no obligation hereunder with respect to, information that becomes generally available to the public or the Companys competitors other than as a result of a disclosure by the Executive or a Controlled Entity or any agent or other representative thereof. Neither the Executive nor any Controlled Entity shall have any obligation hereunder to keep confidential any Confidential Information to the extent disclosure is required by law, or determined in good faith