FORM OF RELEASE OF CLAIMS
This Release of Claims is provided by me, Michael P. Harrison (or by my designated beneficiary or estate, in the event of my death during my employment), pursuant to the Employment Agreement between me, Party City Holdings, Inc. (the Company) and Party City Holdco Inc. (Holdco) dated as of (the Employment Agreement).
This Release of Claims is given in consideration of the severance benefits to be provided to me (or, in the event of my death during my employment, to my designated beneficiary) in connection with the termination of my employment under Section 5 of the Employment Agreement (the Separation Payments), which are conditioned on my signing this Release of Claims and to which I am not otherwise entitled, and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged. On my own behalf and that of my heirs, executors, administrators, beneficiaries, representatives and assigns, and all others connected with or claiming through me, I hereby release and forever discharge the Company from any and all causes of action, rights or claims of any type or description, known or unknown, which I have had in the past, now have or might have, through the date of my signing of this Release of Claims. This includes, without limitation, any and all causes of action, rights or claims in any way resulting from, arising out of or connected with my employment by the Company or the termination of that employment or pursuant to any federal, state or local law, regulation or other requirement, including without limitation Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the fair employment practices statutes of the state or states in which I have provided services to the Company or any other federal, state, local or foreign law, all as amended, any contracts of employment, any tort claims, or any agreements, plans or policies.
For purposes of this Release of Claims, the word Company always includes the Company, Holdco the subsidiaries and affiliates of the Company or Holdco and all of their respective past, present and future officers, directors, trustees, shareholders, employees, employee benefit plans and any of the trustees or administrators thereof, agents, general and limited partners, members, managers, investors, joint venturers, representatives, predecessors, successors and assigns, and all others connected with any of them, both individually and in their official capacities.
Nothing in this Release of Claims shall be construed to prohibit me from filing a charge with or participating in any investigation or proceeding conducted by the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or a comparable state or local agency, except that I hereby agree to waive my right to recover monetary damages or other individual relief in any charge, complaint or lawsuit filed by me or by anyone else on my behalf.
Nothing in this Release of Claims is intended to or does waive or release any rights I may have with respect to (i) coverage under liability insurance or indemnification rights provided or maintained by the Company during, or applicable to, my employment with the Company, or