Amended and Restated Employment Agreement, dated December 3, 2019, between Infor (US), Inc., a Delaware corporation, and Jay A. Hopkins
AMENDED AND RESTATED EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT
THIS AMENDED AND RESTATED EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT (this Agreement) is made and entered into as of December 3, 2019 (the Effective Date), by and between Infor (US), Inc., a Delaware corporation (the Company), and Jay A. Hopkins (Executive). The Company is an indirect, wholly-owned Subsidiary of IGS Holding LP, a Delaware limited partnership (Parent).
WHEREAS, Executive and the Company are parties to that certain Employment Agreement, dated as of April 27, 2009 (the Prior Agreement).
WHEREAS, the parties hereto desire to amend and restate the the Prior Agreement in its entirety effective as of the Effective Date upon the terms set forth herein.
In consideration of the mutual covenants contained herein and other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the parties hereto agree as follows:
1. Employment and Prior Agreements.
(a) The Company hereby agrees to continue Executives employment with the Company, and Executive hereby agrees to continue his employment with the Company, upon the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement for the period beginning on the Effective Date and ending as provided in Section 4 hereof.
(b) Other than that certain Indemnity Agreement with an effective date on or about February 23, 2009 (together with any and all predecessor director and officer indemnity agreements entered into by and among Executive and/or Parent and any of its Subsidiaries), by and among Executive, Parent and certain of Parents Subsidiaries (it being acknowledged by each of the undersigned that each of the foregoing indemnity agreements will survive in accordance with their express terms and conditions), any and all prior agreements or understandings between Executive and Parent or any of its Subsidiaries with respect to Executives employment (including the Prior Agreement) are hereby terminated in their entirety as of the Effective Date and shall be of no further force or effect and neither party thereto shall have any further liabilities or obligations with respect thereto. For the avoidance of doubt, nothing herein shall supersede, terminate or otherwise affect any agreement between Executive and Parent or any of its Subsidiaries with respect to Executives ownership of any equity securities (including options) of Parent or any of its Subsidiaries.
2. Position and Duties.
(a) During the Employment Period (as defined below), Executive shall serve as the Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Executive will report to, and be subject to the overall direction and authority of the Chief Executive Officer (the CEO) of the Company.
Executive shall have the normal duties, responsibilities, functions and authority of a senior executive officer of the Company and such other matters related to the day-to-day management of the Company as may be delegated to Executive by the CEO.
(b) Executive will devote Executives best efforts and full business time and attention to the business and affairs of the Company. Executive will perform Executives duties and responsibilities to the Company to the best of Executives abilities in a diligent, trustworthy, businesslike and efficient manner.
(c) Executive shall perform Executives duties hereunder at the Companys offices in Alpharetta, Georgia or such other location as may be mutually agreed between the Company and Executive (the Executives Place of Business). Executive acknowledges that regular domestic and international travel will be required in order for Executive to perform Executives duties and responsibilities to the Company and to interact with the other members of the Companys executive team.
(d) For purposes of this Agreement, Subsidiaries (in either plural or singular form) shall mean any corporation or other entity (including the Company) of which the securities or other ownership interests having the voting power to elect a majority of the board of directors or other governing body are, at the time of determination, owned by Parent, directly or indirectly through one or more Subsidiaries.
3. Base Salary, Benefits, Business Expenses, and Bonus.
(a) During the Employment Period, Executives base salary will be $450,000 per annum (the Base Salary), which salary will be subject to adjustment by the Board in its discretion and will be payable in regular installments in accordance with the Companys general payroll practices for all salaried employees and will be subject to customary withholding. In addition, during the Employment Period, Executive will be entitled to participate in all of the Companys employee benefit programs for which all other executive employees of the Company are generally eligible (excluding any incentive equity compensation, which will be determined on a case-by-case basis) in accordance with the terms and conditions of such programs as the same may be amended or modified from time to time. Executive shall be entitled to such amount of vacation during each year of the Employment Period as is consistent with the Companys policy for senior executives.
(b) During the Employment Period, the Company will reimburse Executive for all reasonable and necessary business expenses incurred by Executive in the course of performing Executives duties under this Agreement which are consistent with the Companys policies in effect from time to time with respect to travel, entertainment and other business expenses, subject to the Companys requirements with respect to reporting and documentation of such expenses. For purposes of compliance with Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the Code), (i) all expenses or other reimbursements under this Agreement shall be made on or prior to the last day of the taxable year following the taxable year in which such expenses were incurred by Executive, (ii) any right to reimbursement or in kind benefits is not subject to liquidation or exchange for another benefit, and (iii) no such reimbursement, expenses eligible for reimbursement, or in-kind benefits provided in any taxable year shall in any way affect the expenses eligible for reimbursement, or in-kind benefits to be provided, in any other taxable year.
(c) In addition to the Base Salary, Executive will be eligible to earn an annual performance bonus for each fiscal year of the Company if Executive remains employed by the Company through the end of such fiscal year; the specific bonus targets, amounts and availability of which are in each case subject to the Companys bonus plan, criteria applicable to other executive management of the Company, and the individual performance of Executive, as established by Board in its discretion. Executives target performance bonus for the fiscal year ending April 30, 2020 shall be $750,000, subject to the achievement of Executives performance targets for such fiscal year and the other conditions set forth herein and in the Companys bonus plan. The Companys bonus plan, and the annual target performance bonus for fiscal years following the fiscal year ending April 30, 2020, may be modified at any time in the sole discretion of the Board. Any bonus earned (if any) under this Section 3(c) shall be paid in no event later than March 15th of the calendar year immediately following the calendar year in which the fiscal year to which such bonus relates ended.
(a) The employment period (the Employment Period) will commence on the Effective Date and will terminate immediately upon the first to occur of: (i) the effective date of Executives resignation with or without Good Reason (as defined below); (ii) Executives death or Disability (as defined in Internal Revenue Code Section 22(e)(3)); or (iii) the Companys election to terminate Executives employment at any time for Cause (as defined below) or without Cause.
(b) Except as otherwise expressly provided in this Section 4, Executive shall not be entitled to any salary, bonuses, employee benefits or compensation from Parent or its Subsidiaries after the termination of the Employment Period and all of Executives rights to salary, bonuses, employee benefits and other compensation hereunder (if any) which would have accrued or become payable after the termination of the Employment Period (other than vested retirement or other non-forfeitable employee benefits accrued on or prior to the termination of the Employment Period or other amounts owing hereunder as of the date of such termination that have not yet been paid, including but not limited to, any earned bonus pursuant to Section 3(c) above) shall cease upon such termination, other than those expressly required under applicable law (such as COBRA). Any termination of Executives employment by the Company shall be effective as specified in a written notice to Executive from the Company. The Company may offset any amounts Executive owes to Parent or any of its Subsidiaries against any amounts the Company owes Executive hereunder. The termination of Executives employment with the Company for any reason shall be deemed to automatically remove Executive, without any further action, from any and all offices held by Executive with the Company, Parent or any of their respective Subsidiaries (including, without limitation, any office as a member of the board of directors of the Company, Parent or any of their respective Subsidiaries). Executive agrees to promptly sign and submit notice(s) of resignation or any other documents reasonably requested in order for the Parent or any of its Subsidiaries to effect the removal of Executive from any offices held by Executive.
(c) If the Employment Period is terminated (i) by the Company without Cause or (ii) by Executive with Good Reason, Executive shall be entitled to an amount equal to twelve (12) months of Executives then-current Base Salary (Severance). Any Severance shall be payable over a twelve-month period (the Scheduled Payout Period) in accordance with the Companys standard payroll cycle as in effect on the date of termination, but in no event less frequently than monthly. If the Employment Period is terminated for any reason other than the circumstances described in this Section 4(c) that give rise to Severance obligation of the Company, Executive will be entitled only to receive his Base Salary and other non-forfeitable, vested employee benefits accrued but not yet paid through the date of such termination.
(d) As a condition to the Companys ongoing obligation to pay Executive Severance, Executive shall execute and deliver to the Company a general release in the form attached hereto as Exhibit A, such general release shall have become effective and Executive shall not have been revoked or breached the provisions of such release or breached the provisions of Section 7 below.
(e) Executive shall forfeit all rights to Severance (excluding, for avoidance of doubt, any non-forfeitable employee benefits (such as the opportunity to purchase COBRA benefits) mandated by law) unless such release is signed and delivered (and no longer subject to revocation) within ninety (90) days following the date of Executives termination of employment. If the foregoing release is executed and delivered and no longer subject to revocation as provided in the preceding sentence, then such Severance shall commence upon the ninetieth (90) day following Executives termination of employment. The first such cash payment shall include payment of all amounts that otherwise would have been paid prior thereto had such payments commenced immediately upon Executives termination of employment, and any payments made thereafter shall continue as provided herein. The delayed benefits shall in any event expire at the time such benefits would have expired had such benefits commenced immediately following Executives termination of employment. The Company may provide, in its sole discretion, that Executive may continue to participate in any benefits delayed pursuant to this Section 4(e) during the period of such delay; provided that Executive shall bear the full cost of such benefits during such delay period. Upon the date such benefits would otherwise commence pursuant to this Section 4(e), the Company may reimburse Executive the Companys share of the cost of such benefits, to the extent that such costs would otherwise have been paid by the Company or to the extent that such benefits would otherwise have been provided by the Company at no cost to Executive, in each case had such benefits commenced immediately upon Executives termination of employment. Any remaining benefits shall be reimbursed or provided by the Company in accordance with the schedule and procedures specified herein.
(f) Upon a Change of Control (as defined below), so long as Executive was employed by Parent or any of its Subsidiaries on the day immediately prior to the consummation of such Change of Control, and notwithstanding anything to the contrary set forth in any other agreement between Executive and Parent or any of its Subsidiaries, all unvested equity securities (including restricted stock, options and any other rights to acquire securities) of Parent or any of its Subsidiaries then held by Executive and/or his permitted transferees shall immediately become classified as vested.
(g) For purposes of this Agreement as it relates to Executive, Cause means (i) the commission of a felony or any act of fraud or any act or omission involving dishonesty, or material disloyalty with respect to Parent or any of its Subsidiaries or any of their respective customers, suppliers or other material business relations, (ii) conduct tending to bring Parent or any of its Subsidiaries into substantial public disgrace or disrepute, (iii) failure to perform material duties as reasonably directed by the CEO or the Board of Directors of Parent or the Board of Directors of the Company, (iv) gross negligence or willful misconduct with respect to Parent or any of its Subsidiaries, or (v) any other material breach by Executive of this Agreement; provided, however, that Cause shall not exist for actions or conduct under clauses (ii), (iii), (iv) or (v) of this Section 4(f) unless such actions or conduct continues for a period of ten (10) days after receipt by Executive of written notice of the need to cure or cease, if such actions or conduct are capable of cure.
(h) For purposes of this Agreement as it relates to Executive, Good Reason means (i) a material reduction of Executives Base Salary; (ii) a relocation of Executives principal workplace to a location outside of the metropolitan area of Executives Place of Business; (iii) the Companys material breach of this Agreement, which in the case of clauses (i) (iii) above, is not cured within 15 days after delivery of written notice thereof by Executive to the Company; provided that written notice of Executives resignation for Good Reason must be delivered to the Company within 30 days after the date Executive first knew or should reasonably have known of the occurrence of any such event in order for Executives resignation with Good Reason to be effective hereunder.
(i) For purposes of this Agreement, Change of Control means (i) any sale or transfer by Parent or its Subsidiaries of all or substantially all (as defined in the Revised Model Business Corporation Act) of their assets on a consolidated basis, (ii) any consolidation, merger or reorganization of Parent with or into any other entity or entities as a result of which any person or group of affiliated persons other than investment funds managed by Golden Gate Capital or Koch Industries, Inc. (or entities controlled by such funds) obtains possession of voting power (under ordinary circumstances) to elect a majority of the surviving corporations board of directors, or (iii) any sale or transfer to any third party of shares of the Companys share capital by the holders thereof as a result of which any person or group of affiliated persons other than investment funds managed by Golden Gate Capital or Koch Industries, Inc. (or entities controlled by such funds) obtains possession of the voting power (under ordinary circumstances) to elect a majority of Parents board of directors.
(j) In the event of Executives termination of employment, Executive will take all necessary and reasonable actions to effect a smooth transition of Executives duties to such person or persons as may be designated by the Board or its designee.
5. Confidential Information. Executive acknowledges and agrees that the information, observations and data (including, without limitation, trade secrets, know-how, research and product plans, customer lists, software, inventions, processes, formulas, technology, designs, drawings, specifications, marketing and advertising materials, distribution and sales methods and systems, sales and profit figures and other technical and business information) concerning the business or affairs of Parent or any of its Subsidiaries obtained by Executive while employed by Parent or any of its Subsidiaries or while serving as an officer or director of
Parent or any of its Subsidiaries (Confidential Information) are the property of Parent or such Subsidiary. Therefore, during the Employment Period and at all times thereafter, Executive agrees that Executive will not disclose to any unauthorized person or use for Executives own purposes, except in the performance of Executives duties and responsibilities hereunder, any Confidential Information without the prior written consent of the Board, unless and to the extent that the aforementioned matters are or become generally known to and available for use by the public other than as a result of Executives acts or omissions to act. Executive will deliver to the Company at the termination of the Employment Period, or at any other time the Company may request, all memoranda, notes, plans, records, reports, computer tapes, printouts and software and other documents and data (and copies thereof) relating to the Confidential Information, Work Product (as defined Section 6 below) or the business of Parent or any of its Subsidiaries which Executive may then possess or have under Executives control. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Executive is permitted to disclose Confidential Information to the extent required to provide truthful testimony before a court or other governmental authority or to the extent required to respond to a properly issued subpoena of Executive (individually and collectively, Compelled Disclosure); provided that Executive provides such prior written notice to the Company of such Compelled Disclosure to allow the Company to either contest such intended Compelled Disclosure and/or seek an appropriate protective order from a court of competent jurisdiction.
6. Inventions and Patents. Executive acknowledges and agrees that all inventions, innovations, improvements, developments, methods, designs, analyses, drawings, reports and all similar or related information (whether or not patentable) which relate to Parents or any of its Subsidiaries actual or anticipated business, research and development or existing or future products or services and which are conceived, developed or made by Executive while employed by Parent or any of its Subsidiaries (Work Product) belong to Parent or such Subsidiary. Executive will promptly disclose such Work Product to the Board and perform all actions reasonably requested by the Board (whether during or after the Employment Period) to establish and confirm such ownership (including, without limitation, assignments, consents, powers of attorney and other instruments).
7. Non-Compete, Non-Solicitation.
(a) In further consideration of the compensation to be paid to Executive hereunder (including, in particular, the increases in Executives base salary and target bonus opportunity being implemented concurrently with the execution and delivery of this Agreement, which each of the undersigned acknowledge and agree provide sufficient good and valuable consideration for the non-compete and non-solicitation covenants set forth in this Section 7) and any equity compensation to be made available to Executive pursuant to Parents incentive equity plans, Executive acknowledges that in the course of Executives employment with the Company Executive has become, and will continue to become, familiar with Parents and its Subsidiaries trade secrets and with other Confidential Information concerning Parent and its Subsidiaries and that Executives services are and will continue to be of special, unique and extraordinary value to Parent and its Subsidiaries. Therefore, Executive agrees that, during the Employment Period and until the later of (i) the date that is one year after the termination of the Employment Period for any reason and (ii) the last day of the Scheduled Payout Period (as defined in Section 4(c) above) (the Noncompete Period), Executive will not directly or indirectly, for Executive or any other
person, (1) induce or attempt to induce any employee of Parent or any of its Subsidiaries to leave the employ of Parent or any of its Subsidiaries, or in any way interfere with the relationship between Parent or any of its Subsidiaries, on the one hand, and any employee thereof, on the other, (2) hire any person who is (or in the case of a former employee, was an employee of Parent or any of its Subsidiaries at any time during the 180 day period prior to any attempted hiring by Executive) an employee of Parent or any of its Subsidiaries, (3) induce or attempt to induce any supplier, licensee, licensor or other material business relation of Parent or any of its Subsidiaries to cease doing business with Parent or such Subsidiary, or in any way interfere with the relationship between any such supplier, licensee, licensor or material business relation and Parent or such Subsidiary of Parent, as the case may be (including, without limitation, making any negative statements or communications about Parent or any of its Subsidiaries) or (4) Participate in any Competitive Business. Participate includes any direct or indirect ownership interest in any enterprise or participation in the management of such enterprise, whether as an officer, director, employee, partner, sole proprietor, agent, representative, independent contractor, consultant, executive, franchisor, franchisee, creditor, owner or otherwise; provided that the foregoing activities shall not preclude Executive from the passive ownership (i.e., Executive does not directly or indirectly participate in the business or management of the applicable entity) of less than 2% of the stock of a publicly-held corporation whose stock is traded on a national securities exchange. Competitive Business means any company or business (x) with over $250,000,000 in revenue during the immediately preceding 12-month period from the sale of software and associated services which competes directly or indirectly with the businesses of Parent, any of its Subsidiaries, or any technology company controlled by Golden Gate Capital or Koch Industries, Inc. or investment funds managed by Golden Gate Capital or Koch Industries, Inc. or (y) actively developing products to compete directly or indirectly with the businesses of Parent or any of its Subsidiaries. Executive agrees that the aforementioned covenant contained in this Section 7(a) is reasonable with respect to its duration, geographical area and scope. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Section 7(a), the provisions of this Section 7(a) shall not apply to any activity conducted by Executive following the Employment Period for any business affiliated with Golden Gate Capital or Koch Industries, Inc. or investment funds managed by Golden Gate Capital or Koch Industries, Inc.
(b) If, at the time of enforcement of Sections 5, 6 or 7 of this Agreement, a court holds that the restrictions stated herein are unreasonable under circumstances then existing, the parties hereto agree that the maximum period, scope or geographical area reasonable under such circumstances shall be substituted for the stated period, scope or area. Because Executives services are unique and because Executive has access to Confidential Information and Work Product, the parties hereto agree that money damages may not be an adequate remedy for any breach of this letter agreement. Therefore, in the event a breach or threatened breach of this letter agreement, Parent, the Company or their respective successors or assigns may, in addition to other rights and remedies existing in their favor, apply to any court for specific performance and/or injunctive or other relief in order to enforce, or prevent any violations of, the provisions hereof (without posting a bond or other security). In addition, in the event a court determines that Executive breached or violated this Section 7, the periods of such restrictive covenants will be tolled until such breach or violation has been duly cured.
8. Additional Acknowledgments. Executive expressly agrees and acknowledges that the restrictions contained in Sections 5, 6 and 7 do not preclude Executive from earning a
livelihood, nor do they unreasonably impose limitations on Executives ability to earn a living. In addition, Executive agrees and acknowledges that the potential harm to Parent and its Subsidiaries of the non-enforcement of Sections 5, 6 and 7 outweighs any harm to Executive of their enforcement by injunction or otherwise. Executive acknowledges that Executive has carefully read this Agreement and has given careful consideration to the restraints imposed upon Executive by this Agreement, and is in full accord as to their necessity for the reasonable and proper protection of Confidential Information. Executive expressly acknowledges and agrees that each and every restraint imposed by this Agreement is reasonable with respect to subject matter, time period and geographical area.
9. Other Businesses. As long as Executive is employed by the Company, Executive agrees that Executive will not, except with the express written consent of the CEO, become engaged in, render services for, or permit Executives name to be used in connection with any business other than the business of Parent, any of its Subsidiaries or any of their affiliates.
10. Executives Representations. Executive hereby represents and warrants to the Company that (i) the execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement by Executive does not and will not conflict with, breach, violate or cause a default under any contract, agreement, instrument, order, judgment or decree to which Executive is a party or by which Executive is bound, (ii) Executive is not a party to or bound by any employment agreement, noncompete agreement or confidentiality agreement with any other person or entity (other than any agreement or arrangement between Executive and any business affiliated with Golden Gate Capital or Koch Industries, Inc. or investment funds managed by Golden Gate Capital or Koch Industries, Inc.); and (iii) upon the execution and delivery of this Agreement by the Company and Executive, this Agreement shall be the valid and binding obligation of Executive, enforceable in accordance with its terms. Executive hereby acknowledges and represents that he has consulted with (or has had an opportunity to consult with) independent legal counsel regarding Executives rights and obligations under this Agreement and that Executive fully understands the terms and conditions contained herein.
11. Survival. This Agreement shall remain in full force and effect in accordance with its terms, notwithstanding any termination of the Employment Period for any reason.
12. Notices. Any notice provided for in this Agreement shall be in writing and shall be either personally delivered, or mailed by first class mail, return receipt requested, to the recipient at the address below indicated:
|Notices to Executive:|
Jay A. Hopkins
|Notices to the Company:|
|Infor (US), Inc.|
|Attention: Chief Executive Officer|
|40 General Warren Boulevard, Suite 110|
|Malvern, PA 19355|
|With a copy to:|
|Infor (US), Inc.|
|Attention: General Counsel|
|40 General Warren Boulevard, Suite 110|
|Malvern, PA 19355|
or such other address or to the attention of such other person as the recipient party shall have specified by prior written notice to the sending party. Any notice under this Agreement shall be deemed to have been given when so delivered or mailed.
13. Severability. Whenever possible, each provision of this Agreement will be interpreted in such manner as to be effective and valid under applicable law, but if any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any respect under any applicable law or rule in any jurisdiction, such invalidity, illegality or unenforceability will not affect any other provision or any other jurisdiction, but this Agreement will be reformed, construed and enforced in such jurisdiction as if such invalid, illegal or unenforceable provision had never been contained herein.
14. Complete Agreement. This Agreement embodies the complete agreement and understanding among the parties with respect its subject matter and supersedes and preempts any prior understandings, agreements or representations by or among the parties, written or oral, which may have related to the subject matter hereof in any way, except as otherwise expressly stated herein, including, without limitation, any prior agreement between Executive and the Company or any of its affiliates with respect to Executives employment by Parent or any of its Subsidiaries (but excluding, for the avoidance of doubt, any agreement between Executive and Parent or any of its Subsidiaries with respect to Executives ownership of any equity securities (including options) of Parent or any of its Subsidiaries).
15. No Strict Construction. The language used in this Agreement shall be deemed to be the language chosen by the parties hereto to express their mutual intent, and no rule of strict construction shall be applied against any party.
16. Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in separate counterparts (including by means of facsimile), each of which is deemed to be an original and all of which taken together constitute one and the same agreement.
17. Successors and Assigns. This Agreement is intended to bind and inure to the benefit of and be enforceable by Executive, the Company and their respective heirs, successors and assigns, except that Executive may not assign his rights or delegate his obligations
hereunder. Parents Subsidiaries and Golden Gate Capital, Koch Industries, Inc. and the investment funds managed by them are intended third party beneficiaries of this Agreement to the extent provided herein.
18. Choice of Law; Venue; Waiver of Jury Trial. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, enforcement and interpretation of this Agreement and the schedules hereto shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Georgia, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions (whether of the State of Georgia or any other jurisdiction) that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of State of Georgia. In addition, the parties agree to the waiver of a jury trial in connection with any dispute, claim or controversy arising out of or related to this Agreement. Each party hereto irrevocably and unconditionally (a) consents to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the State of Georgia and of the United States of America located in the State of Georgia for any action, suit or proceeding arising out of or relating to this Agreement (and irrevocably and unconditionally agrees not to commence any such action, suit or proceeding except in such courts, other than in connection with the enforcement of a judgment rendered by any such court, which judgment may be enforced in any court having appropriate jurisdiction), (b) waives any objection to the laying of venue of any such action, suit or proceeding in any such courts and (c) waives and agrees not to plead or claim that any such action, suit or proceeding brought in any such court has been brought in an inconvenient forum.
19. Amendment and Waiver. The provisions of this Agreement may be amended or waived only with the prior written consent of the Board and Executive, and no course of conduct or failure or delay in enforcing the provisions of this Agreement shall affect the validity, binding effect or enforceability of this Agreement.
20. Tax Withholdings. All amounts specified herein shall be reduced by all required tax withholdings.
21. Section 409A Compliance.
(a) The intent of the parties is that payments and benefits under this Agreement comply with Code Section 409A and the regulations and guidance promulgated thereunder (collectively Code Section 409A) and, accordingly, to the maximum extent permitted, this Agreement shall be interpreted to be in compliance therewith. In no event whatsoever shall the Company be liable for any additional tax, interest or penalty that may be imposed on Executive by Code Section 409A or damages for failing to comply with Code Section 409A.
(b) A termination of employment shall not be deemed to have occurred for purposes of any provision of this Agreement providing for the payment of any amounts or benefits upon or following a termination of employment unless such termination is also a separation from service within the meaning of Code Section 409A and, for purposes of any such provision of this Agreement, references to a termination, termination of employment or like terms shall mean separation from service.
(c) Notwithstanding any other payment schedule provided herein to the contrary, if Executive is deemed on the date of termination to be a specified employee within the meaning of that term under Code Section 409A(a)(2)(B), then each of the following shall apply:
(i) With regard to any payment that is considered deferred compensation under Code Section 409A payable on account of a separation from service, such payment shall be made on the date which is the earlier of (A) the expiration of the six-month period measured from the date of such separation from service of Executive, and (B) the date of Executives death (the Delay Period) to the extent required under Code Section 409A. Upon the expiration of the Delay Period, all payments delayed pursuant to this Section 21(c)(i) (whether they would have otherwise been payable in a single sum or in installments in the absence of such delay) shall be paid to Executive in a lump sum, and all remaining payments due under this Agreement shall be paid or provided in accordance with the normal payment dates specified for them herein; and
(ii) To the extent that any benefits to be provided during the Delay Period is considered deferred compensation under Code Section 409A provided on account of a separation from service, and such benefits are not otherwise exempt from Code Section 409A, Executive shall pay the cost of such benefits during the Delay Period, and the Company shall reimburse Executive, to the extent that such costs would otherwise have been paid by the Company or to the extent that such benefits would otherwise have been provided by the Company at no cost to Executive, the Companys share of the cost of such benefits upon expiration of the Delay Period, and any remaining benefits shall be reimbursed or provided by the Company in accordance with the procedures specified herein.
(d) For purposes of Code Section 409A, Executives right to receive any installment payment pursuant to this Agreement shall be treated as a right to receive a series of separate and distinct payments.
(e) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement to the contrary, in no event shall any payment under this Agreement that constitutes deferred compensation for purposes of Code Section 409A be subject to offset unless otherwise permitted by Code Section 409A.
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have executed this Agreement as of the date first written above.
|INFOR (US), INC.|
|Name:||Gregory M. Giangiordano|
|JAY A. HOPKINS|
I, JAY A. HOPKINS, in consideration of and subject to the performance by Infor (US), Inc., a Delaware corporation (the Company), of its obligations under the Amended and Restated Employment Agreement, dated as of December 3, 2019 (the Agreement), do hereby release and forever discharge as of the date hereof the Company and its affiliates and all present and former directors, officers, agents, representatives, employees, successors and assigns of the Company and its affiliates and the Companys direct or indirect owners (collectively, the Released Parties) to the extent provided below.
I understand that any payments or benefits paid or granted to me under paragraph 4(c) of the Agreement represent, in part, consideration for signing this General Release and are not salary, wages or benefits to which I was already entitled. I understand and agree that I will not receive the payments and benefits specified in paragraph 4(c) of the Agreement unless I execute this General Release and do not revoke this General Release within the time period permitted hereafter or breach this General Release. I also acknowledge and represent that I have received all payments and benefits that I am entitled to receive (as of the date hereof) by virtue of any employment by the Company.
Except as provided in paragraph 4 below and except for the provisions of my Employment Agreement and any indemnity agreements entered into by and among me and/or the Company and any of its affiliates, in each case, which expressly survive the termination of my employment with the Company, I knowingly and voluntarily (for myself, my heirs, executors, administrators and assigns) release and forever discharge the Company and the other Released Parties from any and all claims, suits, controversies, actions, causes of action, cross-claims, counter-claims, demands, debts, compensatory damages, liquidated damages, punitive or exemplary damages, other damages, claims for costs and attorneys fees, or liabilities of any nature whatsoever in law and in equity, both past and present (through the date this General Release becomes effective and enforceable) and whether known or unknown, suspected, or claimed against the Company or any of the Released Parties which I, my spouse, or any of my heirs, executors, administrators or assigns, may have, which arise out of or are connected with my employment with, or my separation or termination from, the Company (including, but not limited to, any allegation, claim or violation, arising under: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; the Civil Rights Act of 1991; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended (including the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act); the Equal Pay Act of 1963, as amended; the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993; the Worker Adjustment Retraining and Notification Act; the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974; any applicable Executive Order Programs; the Fair Labor Standards Act; or their state or local counterparts; or under any other federal, state or local civil or human rights law, or under any other local, state, or federal law, regulation or ordinance; or under any public policy, contract or tort, or under common law; or arising under any policies, practices or procedures of the Company; or any claim for wrongful discharge, breach of contract, infliction of emotional distress, defamation; or any claim for costs, fees, or other expenses, including attorneys fees
|incurred in these matters) (all of the foregoing collectively referred to herein as the Claims); provided that nothing herein shall release any Claims arising out of or relating to my capacity as a current or former equityholder of the Company or any of its predecessors, subsidiaries or affiliates (it being agreed and acknowledged that any rights I may have as a current or former equityholder of the Company or any of its predecessors, subsidiaries or affiliates shall be subject to the terms and conditions of the agreements and/or arrangements pursuant to which such equity securities were issued).|
I represent that I have made no assignment or transfer of any right, claim, demand, cause of action, or other matter covered by paragraph 2 above.
I agree that this General Release does not waive or release any rights or claims that I may have under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 which arise after the date I execute this General Release. I acknowledge and agree that my separation from employment with the Company in compliance with the terms of the Agreement shall not serve as the basis for any claim or action (including, without limitation, any claim under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967).
In signing this General Release, I acknowledge and intend that it shall be effective as a bar to each and every one of the Claims hereinabove mentioned or implied. I expressly consent that this General Release shall be given full force and effect according to each and all of its express terms and provisions, including those relating to unknown and unsuspected Claims (notwithstanding any state statute that expressly limits the effectiveness of a general release of unknown, unsuspected and unanticipated Claims), if any, as well as those relating to any other Claims hereinabove mentioned or implied. I acknowledge and agree that this waiver is an essential and material term of this General Release and that without such waiver the Company would not have agreed to the terms of the Agreement. I further agree that in the event I should bring a Claim seeking damages against the Company, or in the event I should seek to recover against the Company in any Claim brought by a governmental agency on my behalf, this General Release shall serve as a complete defense to such Claims. I further agree that I am not aware of any pending charge or complaint of the type described in paragraph 2 as of the execution of this General Release.
I agree that neither this General Release, nor the furnishing of the consideration for this General Release, shall be deemed or construed at any time to be an admission by the Company, any Released Party or myself of any improper or unlawful conduct.
I agree that I will forfeit all amounts payable by the Company pursuant to the Agreement if I challenge the validity of this General Release. I also agree that if I violate this General Release by suing the Company or the other Released Parties, I will pay all costs and expenses of defending against the suit incurred by the Released Parties, including reasonable attorneys fees, and return all payments received by me pursuant to the Agreement.
I agree that this General Release is confidential and agree not to disclose any information regarding the terms of this General Release, except to my immediate family and any tax, legal or other counsel I have consulted regarding the meaning or effect hereof or as required by law, and I will instruct each of the foregoing not to disclose the same to anyone.
Any non-disclosure provision in this General Release does not prohibit or restrict me (or my attorney) from responding to any inquiry about this General Release or its underlying facts and circumstances by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. (NASD), any other self-regulatory organization or governmental entity.
I agree to reasonably cooperate with the Company in any internal investigation or administrative, regulatory, or judicial proceeding. I understand and agree that my cooperation may include, but not be limited to, making myself available to the Company upon reasonable notice for interviews and factual investigations; appearing at the Companys request to give testimony without requiring service of a subpoena or other legal process; volunteering to the Company pertinent information; and turning over to the Company all relevant documents which are or may come into my possession all at times and on schedules that are reasonably consistent with my other permitted activities and commitments. I understand that in the event the Company asks for my cooperation in accordance with this provision, the Company will reimburse me solely for reasonable travel expenses, including lodging and meals, upon my submission of receipts.
I agree not to disparage the Company, its past and present investors, officers, directors or employees or its affiliates and to keep all confidential and proprietary information about the past or present business affairs of the Company and its affiliates confidential unless a prior written release from the Company is obtained. I further agree that as of the date hereof, I have returned to the Company any and all property, tangible or intangible, relating to its business, which I possessed or had control over at any time (including, but not limited to, company-provided credit cards, building or office access cards, keys, computer equipment, manuals, files, documents, records, software, customer data base and other data) and that I shall not retain any copies, compilations, extracts, excerpts, summaries or other notes of any such manuals, files, documents, records, software, customer data base or other data.
As of the date this hereof, I acknowledge and represent that I have not been either directly or indirectly involved in, witnessed or asked or directed to participate in any conduct that could give rise to an allegation that the Company has violated any laws applicable to its businesses or that could otherwise be construed as inappropriate or unethical in any way, even if such conduct is not, or does not appear to be, a violation of any law. I acknowledge and represent that I have been given the opportunity to report such conduct to the Company and to third parties and that I have not made any such report to the Company or to any third parties.
Notwithstanding anything in this General Release to the contrary, this General Release shall not relinquish, diminish, or in any way affect any rights or claims arising out of any breach by the Company or by any Released Party of the Agreement after the date hereof.
Whenever possible, each provision of this General Release shall be interpreted in, such manner as to be effective and valid under applicable law, but if any provision of this General Release is held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any respect under any applicable law or rule in any jurisdiction, such invalidity, illegality or unenforceability shall not affect any other provision or any other jurisdiction, but this General Release shall be reformed, construed and enforced in such jurisdiction as if such invalid, illegal or unenforceable provision had never been contained herein.
BY SIGNING THIS GENERAL RELEASE, I REPRESENT AND AGREE THAT:
I HAVE READ IT CAREFULLY;
I UNDERSTAND ALL OF ITS TERMS AND KNOW THAT I AM GIVING UP IMPORTANT RIGHTS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, RIGHTS UNDER THE AGE DISCRIMINATION IN EMPLOYMENT ACT OF 1967, AS AMENDED, TITLE VII OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964, AS AMENDED; THE EQUAL PAY ACT OF 1963, THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; AND THE EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT INCOME SECURITY ACT OF 1974, AS AMENDED;
I VOLUNTARILY CONSENT TO EVERYTHING IN IT;
I HAVE BEEN ADVISED TO CONSULT WITH AN ATTORNEY BEFORE EXECUTING IT AND I HAVE DONE SO OR, AFTER CAREFUL READING AND CONSIDERATION I HAVE CHOSEN NOT TO DO SO OF MY OWN VOLITION;
I HAVE HAD 21 DAYS FROM THE DATE OF MY RECEIPT OF THIS RELEASE SUBSTANTIALLY IN ITS FINAL FORM ON , TO CONSIDER IT AND THE CHANGES MADE SINCE THE , VERSION OF THIS RELEASE ARE NOT MATERIAL AND WILL NOT RESTART THE REQUIRED 21-DAY PERIOD;
THE CHANGES TO THE AGREEMENT SINCE , EITHER ARE NOT MATERIAL OR WERE MADE AT MY REQUEST.
I UNDERSTAND THAT I HAVE SEVEN DAYS AFTER THE EXECUTION OF THIS RELEASE TO REVOKE IT AND THAT THIS RELEASE SHALL NOT BECOME EFFECTIVE OR ENFORCEABLE UNTIL THE REVOCATION PERIOD HAS EXPIRED;
I HAVE SIGNED THIS GENERAL RELEASE KNOWINGLY AND VOLUNTARILY AND WITH THE ADVICE OF ANY COUNSEL RETAINED TO ADVISE ME WITH RESPECT TO IT; AND
I AGREE THAT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS GENERAL RELEASE MAY NOT BE AMENDED, WAIVED, CHANGED OR MODIFIED EXCEPT BY AN INSTRUMENT IN WRITING SIGNED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF THE COMPANY AND BY ME.
|JAY A. HOPKINS|