In consideration for receiving the Severance Compensation, You waive and release and promise never to assert any claims or causes of action, whether or not now known, against the Company or any of its acquisitions, predecessors, successors, or past or present subsidiaries, officers, directors, agents, employees, assigns and employee benefit plans (collectively, the “Released Parties”), with respect to any matter, including but not limited to, any matter related to your employment with the Company or the termination of that employment. This means, among other things, that You waive any right to assert any claim or complaint against the Released Parties, including, but not limited to, tort claims; claims of wrongful discharge, emotional distress, defamation, fraud, or breach of contract; claims for attorneys’ fees; any claims of discrimination or harassment based on sex, age, race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, present or past history of physical or mental disability or handicap, veteran status or on any other basis, under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, the Georgia Fair Employment Practices Act, the Illinois Human Rights Act, and/or all other local state or federal laws, ordinances and regulations relating to employment. This is a general release. You understand and agree that this general release includes, but is not limited to, any claims arising out of or related to your employment with Oil-Dri and your separation from that employment. However, nothing in this Agreement shall constitute a release by You of any claims that cannot by law be waived. This Agreement does not waive rights or claims that may arise after You sign this Agreement, nor does it prohibit You or the Company from seeking enforcement of the terms contained in this Agreement. In addition, this Agreement does not waive any rights You may have to indemnification, contribution or reimbursement for claims against You arising out of or related to the offices or positions You held during Your employment or the services You provided to the Company, whether under the articles of incorporation, bylaws, or other governing documents of the Company, the common law, any applicable statute, any contract or agreement with the Company, or any policies of insurance.