General Release. In exchange for the Post-Termination Benefit, Retiree releases, acquits, and forever discharges (i) Company, (ii) any parent, subsidiary, or affiliated entity of Company, (iii) any current or former officer, stockholder, member, director, partner, agent, manager, employee, representative, insurer, or attorney of the entities described in (i) or (ii), (iv) any employee benefit plan sponsored or administered by any person or entity described in (i), (ii), or (iii), and (v) any successor or assign of any person or entity described in (i), (ii), (iii), or (iv) (collectively, the “Company Parties”) from, and waive to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, any and all claims, liabilities, demands, and causes of action of whatever character, whether known or unknown, fixed or contingent, or vicarious, derivative, or direct, that Retiree may have or claim against Company or any of the other Company Parties. Retiree understands that this general release includes, but is not limited to, any and all claims arising under federal, state, or local laws prohibiting employment discrimination, including the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, or other claims growing out of, resulting from, or connected in any way with Retiree’s employment with or retirement from Company. Retiree understands that this Agreement does not waive any rights or claims against Company or any of the other Company Parties that may arise after the date on which Retiree signs it. Retiree further understands that nothing in this Agreement waives (i) any benefits to which Retiree has a vested entitlement under the terms of the applicable employee benefit plans established by Company, (ii) any rights or claims arising after the Effective Date, or (iii) any right or claim to indemnification or defense of any claims arising out Retiree’s prior employment with the Company.