Amended and Restated Employment Agreement, dated as of July 23, 2019, between Karen S. Young, Penns Woods Bancorp, Inc. and Jersey Shore State Bank
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AMENDED AND RESTATED EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT
THIS AGREEMENT, made as of the 23rd day of July 2019, between PENNS WOODS BANCORP, INC. (“Penns Woods”), a Pennsylvania business corporation, JERSEY SHORE STATE BANK (“JSSB”), a Pennsylvania banking institution and wholly owned subsidiary of Penns Woods (Penns Woods and JSSB are sometimes referred to herein collectively as the “Employer”), and KAREN S. YOUNG, an adult individual (“Executive”).
WHEREAS, Executive is currently employed as the President of JSSB pursuant to the terms of an amended and restated employment agreement, dated December 31, 2018 (the “2018 Employment Agreement”);
WHEREAS, on July 23, 2019, the boards of directors of Penns Woods and JSSB approved the appointment of Executive as Chief Executive Officer of JSSB; and
WHEREAS, Penns Woods, JSSB and Executive desire to amend and restate the 2018 Employment Agreement to provide for Executive’s title and position as both President and Chief Executive Officer of JSSB.
NOW, THEREFORE, the parties hereto, intending to be legally bound, agree as follows:
1.Employment. Penns Woods and JSSB hereby employ Executive, and Executive hereby accepts employment with Penns Woods and JSSB, on the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement.
2.Titles and Duties of Executive. Executive shall perform and discharge well and faithfully such management and administrative duties as an executive officer of JSSB as may be assigned to her from time to time by the Chief Executive Officer of Penns Woods or the Board of Directors of JSSB, and which are consistent with her positions set forth in the following sentence. Executive shall be employed as President and Chief Executive Officer of JSSB. Executive shall report directly to the Chief Executive Officer of Penns Woods. Executive shall devote her full time, attention and energies to the business of the Employer during the Employment Period (as defined in Section 3); provided, however, that this section shall not be construed as preventing Executive from (a) investing her personal assets in enterprises that do not compete with Penns Woods, JSSB or any of their majority-owned subsidiaries (except as an investor owning less than 5% of the stock of a publicly-owned company), or (b) being involved in any civic, community or other activities with the prior approval of the Chief Executive Officer of Penns Woods. Executive agrees to continuously own at least 200 shares of Penns Woods common stock during the Employment Period.
3.Term of Agreement.
(a)This Agreement shall be for a period (the “Employment Period”) commencing on the date of this Agreement and ending on December 31, 2021; provided, however, that, commencing on January 1, 2022 and on January 1 of each succeeding year (each an “Annual Renewal Date”), the Employment Period shall be automatically extended for one (1) additional year from the applicable Annual Renewal Date, unless the Employer or Executive shall give written notice of nonrenewal to the other party at least sixty (60) days prior to an Annual Renewal Date, in which event this Agreement shall terminate at the end of the then existing Employment Period. Neither the expiration of the Employment Period, nor the termination of this Agreement, shall affect the enforceability of the provisions of Sections 7, 8 and 9.
(b)Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 3(a), this Agreement shall terminate automatically for Cause (as defined below) upon fifteen (15) days’ prior written notice (setting forth the section relied upon and setting forth in reasonable detail the facts and circumstances claimed to provide the basis for termination for Cause) from the Boards of Directors of Penns Woods and JSSB to Executive, unless such Cause has been cured within such fifteen (15) day period (if capable of being cured). As used in this Agreement, “Cause” shall mean any of the following:
(i)Executive’s conviction of, or plea of guilty or nolo contendere to, a felony, a crime of falsehood, or a crime involving moral turpitude, or the actual incarceration of Executive for a period of at least thirty (30) days;
(ii)Executive’s failure to follow the good faith lawful instructions of either the Board of Directors of JSSB or the Chief Executive Officer of Penns Woods, following her receipt of written notice of such instructions;
(iii)Executive’s intentional failure to substantially perform her duties to, or on behalf of, JSSB, other than a failure resulting from Executive’s incapacity because of disability;
(iv)Executive’s intentional violation of any law, rule or regulation (other than traffic violations or similar offenses), Executive’s intentional violation of any memorandum of understanding or cease and desist order of a federal or state banking agency applicable to the Employer, Executive’s intentional violation of any code of conduct or ethics applicable to officers or employees of Penns Woods or JSSB, or Executive’s intentional violation of any material provision of this Agreement;
(v)dishonesty on the part of the Executive in the performance of her duties or conduct on the part of the Executive which, in the reasonable judgment of the Boards of Directors of Penns Woods and JSSB, brings public discredit to Penns Woods or JSSB;
(vi)Executive’s breach of fiduciary duty, in connection with her employment hereunder, which involves personal profit or which results in demonstrable material injury to Penns Woods or JSSB; or
(vii)Executive’s removal or prohibition from being an institution-affiliated party by a final order of an appropriate federal banking agency pursuant to Section 8(e) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act or by the Pennsylvania Department of Banking pursuant to state law.
If this Agreement is terminated for Cause, Executive’s rights under this Agreement shall cease as of the effective date of such termination.
(c)Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 3(a) of this Agreement, this Agreement shall terminate automatically upon Executive’s voluntary termination of employment (other than for Good Reason), retirement at Executive’s election, or Executive’s death, and Executive’s rights under this Agreement shall cease as of the date of such voluntary termination, retirement at Executive’s election, or death; provided, however, that, if Executive dies after she delivers a Notice of Termination (as defined in Section 5(d)), the provisions of Section 16(b) shall apply.
(d)Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 3(a), this Agreement shall terminate automatically upon Executive’s disability and Executive’s rights under this Agreement shall cease as of the date of such termination; provided, however, that, if Executive becomes disabled after Executive delivers a Notice of Termination, Executive shall be entitled to receive all of the compensation and benefits provided for in, and for the term set forth in, Section 5 of this Agreement. For purposes of this Agreement, disability shall mean Executive’s incapacitation by accident, sickness, or otherwise which renders Executive mentally or physically incapable of performing the services required hereunder of Executive for a period of six (6) consecutive months.
(e)Executive agrees that, in the event her employment under this Agreement terminates for any reason, Executive shall concurrently resign as a director of JSSB and any affiliate of JSSB, if she is then serving as a director of any of such entities.
4.Employment Period Compensation.
(a)Salary. During the Employment Period, Executive shall be paid a base salary at the rate of $195,000 per year, payable bi-weekly at such times as salaries are paid to other executive officers of the Employer. The Board of Directors of Penns Woods or JSSB shall review Executive’s base salary annually and may, from time to time, in its discretion increase Executive’s base salary. Any and all such increases in base salary shall be deemed to constitute amendments to this subsection to reflect the increased amounts, effective as of the dates established for such increases by appropriate corporate action.
(b)Discretionary Bonus. During the Employment Period, Executive shall be entitled to participate in an equitable manner with other senior management employees of the Employer in such annual or other periodic bonus programs (if any) as may be maintained from time to time by the Employer for its executive officers.
(c)Paid Time Off. During the Employment Period, Executive shall be entitled to such paid time off as may be determined in accordance with the personnel policies of the Employer from time to time in effect. Executive shall not be entitled to receive any additional compensation from the Employer for failure to take all of her entitled paid time off, nor shall Executive be able to accumulate unused paid time off from one year to the next, unless otherwise provided by the personnel policies of the Employer from time to time in effect.
(d)Employee Benefit Plans. During the Employment Period, Executive shall be entitled to participate in and receive the benefits of any pension or other retirement benefit plan, welfare benefit plan or similar employee benefit plans or arrangements (including stock option plans, short- or long-term disability plans, life insurance programs, and health insurance) made available from time to time to employees of the Employer in accordance with the provisions of such plans. The base salary and any bonus payable to Executive under Section 4 shall be considered covered compensation for purposes of such plans to the maximum extent permitted by the terms of such plans. Nothing paid to Executive under any plan or arrangement presently in effect or made available in the future shall be deemed to be in lieu of the amounts payable to Executive pursuant to Section 4(a) hereof.
(e)Expense Reimbursement. Executive shall be promptly reimbursed, upon submission of appropriate documentation, for reasonable business expenses, including travel and reasonable entertainment expenses, incurred by Executive in accordance with the expense reimbursement policies of the Employer in effect from time to time.
(f)Automobile. During the Employment Period, the Employer shall provide Executive with an automobile selected by Penns Woods (which shall be owned or leased by Penns Woods or an affiliate of Penns Woods) for the Executive’s business and personal use. Penns Woods will cover all repairs and operating expenses of such automobile, including the cost of liability insurance, comprehensive and collision insurance. Upon termination of Executive’s employment hereunder for any reason, Executive shall either immediately return the vehicle to Penns Woods or purchase the vehicle (or assume the lease) in accordance with the vehicle purchase policy of Penns Woods. Upon request by Penns Woods, Executive shall submit to Penns Woods on a timely basis documentation which defines the percentage of Executive’s use of the vehicle which was for business purposes.
5.Rights in Event of Termination of Employment Following a Change in Control.
(a)Benefits. If a Change in Control (as defined below) shall occur and concurrently therewith or during a period of twenty-four (24) months thereafter Executive’s employment hereunder is terminated by the Employer without Cause (other than for the reasons set forth in Section 3(d)) or by Executive with Good Reason (as defined below), Executive shall be entitled to receive a lump-sum cash payment, no later than thirty (30) days following the date of such termination, in an amount
equal to two (2.0) times the sum of (i) Executive’s annual base salary then in effect (or immediately prior to any reduction resulting in a termination for Good Reason) and (ii) the average of the last three (3) annual bonuses paid to Executive.
(b)Limitation on Benefits. Notwithstanding anything in this section or elsewhere in this Agreement to the contrary, in the event the payments and benefits payable hereunder to or on behalf of Executive (which the parties agree will not include any portion of payments allocated to the non-competition and non-solicitation provisions of Sections 7 and 9 that are classified as payments of reasonable compensation for purposes of Section 280G of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”)), when added to all other amounts and benefits payable to or on behalf of Executive, would result in the loss of a deduction under Code Section 280G, or the imposition of an excise tax under Code Section 4999, the amounts and benefits payable hereunder shall be reduced to such extent as may be necessary to avoid such loss of deduction or imposition of excise tax. In applying this principle, the reduction shall be made in a manner to avoid the imposition of additional taxes under Code Section 409A. All calculations required to be made under this subsection will be made by Penns Woods’ independent public accountants, subject to the right of Executive’s professional advisors to review the same. The parties recognize that the actual implementation of the provisions of this subsection are complex and agree to deal with each other in good faith to resolve any questions or disagreements arising hereunder.
(c)Exclusive Remedy. The amounts payable pursuant to this Section 5 shall constitute Executive’s sole and exclusive remedy in the event of the termination of Executive’s employment in accordance with Section 5(a).
(d)Good Reason Defined. Executive shall be considered to have terminated employment hereunder for “Good Reason” if such termination of employment occurs on or within twenty-four (24) months after a Change in Control and is on account of any of the following actions by the Employer without Executive’s express written consent:
(i)A material diminution in Executive’s authority, duties or other terms or conditions of employment as the same exist on the date of the Change in Control;
(ii)Any reassignment of Executive to a location greater than 25 miles from the location of her office on the date of the Change in Control, unless such new location is closer to Executive’s primary residence than the location on the date of the Change in Control;
(iii)Any failure to pay Executive any amounts due and owing to her under Section 4 of this Agreement, which constitutes a material breach by the Employer of this Agreement;
(iv)Any failure to provide Executive with any benefits enjoyed by Executive under any Employer retirement or pension, life insurance, medical, health and accident, disability or other material employee plans in which Executive participated at the time of the Change in Control or the taking of any action that would materially reduce any of such benefits in effect at the time of the Change in Control, except for any reductions in benefits or other actions resulting from changes to or reductions in benefits applicable to employees generally;
(v)Any requirement that Executive travel in the performance of her duties on behalf of Employer for a significantly greater period of time during any year than was required of Executive during the year preceding the year in which the Change in Control occurred, which results in a material negative change to Executive in the employment relationship; or
(vi)Any other material breach of this Agreement.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, a termination by Executive shall not be for Good Reason, unless Executive shall have given the Employer at least ten (10) business days written notice (a “Notice of Termination”) specifying the grounds upon which Executive intends to terminate her employment hereunder for Good Reason and such notice is received by the Employer within ninety (90) days of the date the event of Good Reason occurred. In addition, any action or inaction by the Employer which is remedied within thirty (30) days following a Notice of Termination shall not constitute Good Reason for termination hereunder and shall render such Notice of Termination null and void.
(e)Change in Control Defined. As used in this Agreement, “Change in Control” shall mean the occurrence of any of the following:
(i) (A) a merger, consolidation, or division involving Penns Woods or JSSB, (B) a sale, exchange, transfer, or other disposition of substantially all of the assets of Penns Woods or JSSB, or (C) a purchase by Penns Woods or JSSB of substantially all of the assets of another entity, unless (x) such merger, consolidation, division, sale, exchange, transfer, purchase or disposition is approved in advance by 66-2/3% or more of the members of the Board of Directors of Penns Woods who are not interested in the transaction and (y) a majority of the members of the Board of Directors of the legal entity resulting from or
existing after any such transaction and of the Board of Directors of such entity’s parent corporation, if any, are former members of the Board of Directors of Penns Woods or JSSB;
(ii)a “person” or “group” (within the meaning of Section 13(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934) becomes the “beneficial owner” (within the meaning of Section 13(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934) of 50% or more of the outstanding shares of common stock of Penns Woods;
(iii)at any time during any period of two consecutive years, individuals who at the beginning of such period constitute the Board of Directors of Penns Woods cease to constitute a majority of such Board (unless the election or nomination of each new director was approved by a vote of at least 51% of the directors who were directors at the beginning of such period); or
(iv)any other change in control similar in effect to any of the foregoing and designated as a change in control by the Board of Directors of Penns Woods or JSSB.
(f)Notwithstanding the foregoing, to the extent the definition of “Change in Control” as set forth in Section 5(e) does not amount to a “change in control event” as defined under Treas. Reg. § 1.409A-3(i)(5), then the amount payable to Executive under Section 5(a) shall not be payable in a lump sum, but shall be payable in equal monthly installments over the applicable time period set forth in Section 6(a).
6.Rights in Event of Termination of Employment absent a Change in Control.
(a)Benefits. In the event that Executive’s employment is involuntarily terminated by the Employer (other than by reason of Section 3(d)) without Cause and no Change in Control shall have occurred at the date of such termination, Executive shall be entitled to receive the following benefits:
(i)The Employer shall continue to pay Executive’s then base salary under Section 4(a) for the greater of: (i) the number of full months remaining in the Employment Period as of the date of termination of employment or (ii) six (6) months. With respect to clause (i) of this Section, a final pro rated payment shall be made for any fraction of a month remaining in the Employment Period as of the date of her termination of employment.
(ii)In addition, during the period in which Executive is receiving continued payments of base salary in accordance with Section 6(a)(i), Executive shall be permitted to continue participation in, and Penns Woods shall maintain the same level of contribution for, Executive’s participation in Penns Woods’ medical/health insurance in effect with respect to Executive during the one (1) year period prior to her termination of employment, or, if the Bank is not permitted to provide such benefits because Executive is no longer an employee or as a result of any applicable legal requirement, Executive shall receive a dollar amount, on or within thirty (30) days following the date of termination, equal to the cost to Executive of obtaining such benefits (or substantially similar benefits).
(b)Exclusive Remedy. The amounts payable pursuant to this Section 6 shall constitute Executive’s sole and exclusive remedy in the event of involuntary termination of Executive’s employment by the Employer (other than by reason of Section 3(d)) without Cause in the absence of a Change in Control.
(c)Limitation on Benefits. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, to the extent the provisions of Code Section 280G become applicable to payments or benefits to be provided under this Section 6, the provisions of Section 5(b) shall apply to such payments or benefits.
7.Covenant Not to Compete.
(a)Executive hereby acknowledges and recognizes the highly competitive nature of the business of Penns Woods and JSSB and accordingly agrees that, during and for the applicable period set forth in Section 7(c), Executive shall not:
(i)be engaged, directly or indirectly, either for her own account or as agent, consultant, employee, partner, officer, director, proprietor, investor (except as an investor owning less than 5% of the stock of a publicly-owned company) or otherwise, in the banking or financial services business within twenty-five (25) miles of 300 Market Street, Williamsport, Pennsylvania (the “Non-Competition Area”); or
(ii)provide financial or other assistance to any person, firm, corporation, or enterprise engaged in the banking or financial services business in the Non-Competition Area.
(b)It is expressly understood and agreed that, although Executive, Penns Woods and JSSB consider the restrictions contained in Section 7(a) reasonable for the purpose of preserving for Penns Woods and JSSB their goodwill and other proprietary rights, if a final judicial determination is made by a court or arbitrator having jurisdiction that the time or territory or any other restriction contained in Section 7(a) is an unreasonable or otherwise unenforceable restriction against Executive, the provisions of Section 7(a) shall not be rendered void but shall be deemed amended to apply as to such maximum time and territory and to such other extent as such court may judicially determine or indicate to be reasonable.
(c)The provisions of this Section 7 shall be applicable commencing on the date of this Agreement and ending on one of the following dates, as applicable:
(i)if Executive voluntarily terminates her employment (other than for Good Reason) or Executive’s employment is terminated for Cause in accordance with the provisions of Section 3(b), one (1) year following the effective date of termination of employment;
(ii)if Executive becomes entitled to receive the payment set forth in Section 5(a), one (1) year following the effective date of termination of employment;
(iii)if Executive’s employment is involuntarily terminated in accordance with the provisions of Section 3(d) or 6, and Executive actually receives payments under a disability plan or program maintained by the Employer or Section 6, respectively, the lesser of one (1) year following the effective date of termination of employment or the period during which such payments remain in effect;
(iv)if Executive’s employment terminates as a result of delivery of a notice of nonrenewal by the Employer in accordance with Section 3(a), the ending date of the then existing Employment Period; or
(v)if Executive’s employment terminates as a result of delivery of a notice of nonrenewal by Executive in accordance with Section 3(a), one (1) year following the effective date of termination of employment.
8.Unauthorized Disclosure. During the Employment Period and at any time thereafter, Executive shall not, without the written consent of the Boards of Directors of Penns Woods and JSSB, or a person authorized thereby, knowingly disclose to any person, other than an employee of Penns Woods or JSSB, or a person to whom disclosure is reasonably necessary or appropriate in connection with the performance by Executive of her duties hereunder, any material confidential information obtained by her while in the employ of the Employer with respect to Penns Woods’, JSSB’s or any of their majority-owned subsidiaries’ services, products, improvements, formulas, designs or styles, processes, customers, methods of business or any business practices the disclosure of which could be or would be damaging to Penns Woods, JSSB or any such subsidiary; provided, however, that confidential information shall not include any information known generally to the public (other than as a result of unauthorized disclosure by Executive or any person with the assistance, consent, or direction of Executive), or any information that must be disclosed as required by law.
9.Nonsolicitation of Customers and Employees. Executive hereby agrees that she shall not during any period that she is subject to the provisions of Section 7, directly or indirectly, (i) solicit any customer of Penns Woods, JSSB or any majority-owned subsidiary of either of them located in the Non-Competition Area for any banking or financial services business, or (ii) solicit or hire any persons who are currently or were within six (6) months prior to Executive’s termination date employees of Penns Woods, JSSB or any majority-owned subsidiary of either of them. Executive also agrees that she shall not, for the period described in the preceding sentence, encourage or induce any of such customers or employees of Penns Woods, JSSB or any majority-owned subsidiary of either of them to terminate their business relationship with any of such entities.
10.Remedies. Executive acknowledges and agrees that the remedy at law of the Employer for a breach or threatened breach of any of the provisions of Section 7, 8 or 9 would be inadequate and, in recognition of this fact, in the event of a breach or threatened breach by Executive of any of the provisions of Section 7, 8 or 9, it is agreed that the Employer shall be entitled to, without posting any bond, and the Executive agrees not to oppose any request of the Employer for, equitable relief in the form of specific performance, a temporary restraining order, a temporary or permanent injunction, or any other equitable remedy which may then be available. Nothing contained in this section shall be construed as prohibiting the Employer from pursuing any other remedies available to them, at law or in equity, for such breach or threatened breach.
11.Legal Expenses. If Executive obtains a judgment, award or settlement which enforces a material disputed right or benefit under this Agreement, Penns Woods or JSSB shall pay to Executive, within ten days after demand therefor, all legal fees and expenses incurred by her in seeking to obtain or enforce such right or benefit.
12.Notices. Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, any notice required or permitted to be given under this Agreement shall be deemed properly given if in writing and if mailed by registered or certified mail, postage prepaid with return receipt requested, to Executive’s residence (as then reflected in the personnel records of the Employer), in the case of notices to Executive, and to the then principal offices of Penns Woods, in the case of notices to the Employer.
13.Waiver. No provision of this Agreement may be modified, waived, or discharged unless such waiver, modification, or discharge is agreed to in writing and signed by Executive and the President of Penns Woods. No waiver by any party hereto at any time of any breach by the other party hereto of, or compliance with, any condition or provision of this Agreement to be performed by such other party shall be deemed a waiver of similar or dissimilar provisions or conditions at the same or at any prior or subsequent time.
14.Assignment. This Agreement shall not be assignable by any party, except by the Employer to any affiliated company or to any successor in interest to its businesses.
15.Entire Agreement; Effect on Prior Agreements. This Agreement contains the entire agreement of the parties relating to the subject matter of this Agreement. This Agreement supersedes and replaces in its entirety the 2018 Employment Agreement.
16.Successors; Binding Agreement.
(a)The Employer will require any successor (whether direct or indirect, by purchase, merger, consolidation, or otherwise) to all or substantially all of the businesses and/or assets of Penns Woods and/or JSSB to expressly assume and agree to perform this Agreement in the same manner and to the same extent that the Employer would be required to perform it if no such succession had taken place. Failure by the Employer to obtain such assumption and agreement prior to the effectiveness of any such succession shall constitute a material breach of this Agreement and the provisions of Section 5 (relating to termination of employment following a Change in Control) shall apply as though a Notice of Termination was authorized and had been timely given. As used in this Agreement, “Penns Woods”, and “JSSB” shall mean Penns Woods and JSSB, as defined previously, and
any successor to their respective businesses and/or assets as aforesaid which assumes and agrees to perform this Agreement by operation of law or otherwise.
(b)This Agreement shall inure to the benefit of and be enforceable by Executive’s personal or legal representatives, executors, administrators, heirs, distributees, devisees, and legatees. If Executive should die after a Notice of Termination is delivered by Executive, or following termination of Executive’s employment without Cause, and any amounts would be payable to Executive under this Agreement if Executive had continued to live, all such amounts shall be paid in accordance with the terms of this Agreement to Executive’s devisee, legatee, or other designee, or, if there is no such person, to Executive’s estate. The preceding sentence shall also apply to the last clause of Section 3(c).
17.No Mitigation or Offset. Executive shall not be required to mitigate the amount of any payment or benefit provided for in this Agreement by seeking employment or otherwise. Further, there shall be no offset against any amount or benefit payable or provided hereunder following Executive’s termination of employment solely by reason of her employment with another employer.
18.Validity. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of this Agreement shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision of this Agreement, which shall remain in full force and effect.
19.Applicable Law. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, without regard to its conflict of laws principles.
20.Headings. The section headings of this Agreement are for convenience only and shall not control or affect the meaning or construction, or limit the scope or intent, of any of the provisions of this Agreement.
21.Number. Words used herein in the singular form shall be construed as being used in the plural form, as the context requires, and vice versa.
22.Regulatory Matters. The obligations of the Employer under this Agreement shall in all events be subject to any required limitations or restrictions imposed by or pursuant to the Federal Deposit Insurance Act or the Pennsylvania Banking Code of 1965 as the same may be amended from time to time.
23.Tax Withholding. All payments made and benefits provided hereunder shall be subject to such federal, state and local tax withholding as may be required by law.
24.Compliance with Code Section 409A.
(a)Notwithstanding anything in this Agreement to the contrary, the receipt of any benefits under this Agreement as a result of a termination of employment shall be subject to satisfaction of the condition precedent that Executive undergo a “separation from service” within the meaning of Treas. Reg. § 1.409A-1(h) or any successor thereto. In addition, if Executive is deemed to be a “specified employee” within the meaning of that term under Code Section 409A(a)(2)(B), then with regard to any payment or the provisions of any benefit that is required to be delayed pursuant to Code Section 409A(a)(2)(B), such payment or benefit shall not be made or provided prior to the earlier of (i) the expiration of the six (6) month period measured from the date of Executive’s “separation from service” (as such term is defined in Treas. Reg. § 1.409A-1(h)), or (ii) the date of Executive’s death (the “Delay Period”). Within ten (10) days following the expiration of the Delay Period, all payments and benefits delayed pursuant to this section (whether they would have otherwise been payable in a single sum or in installments in the absence of such delay) shall be paid or reimbursed to Executive in a lump sum, and any remaining payments and benefits due under this Agreement shall be paid or provided in accordance with the normal payment dates specified for them herein. To the extent that the foregoing applies to the provision of any ongoing welfare benefits to Executive that would not be required to be delayed if the premiums therefore were paid by Executive, Executive shall pay the full costs of premiums for such welfare benefits during the Delay Period and Penns Woods or JSSB shall pay Executive an amount equal to the amount of such premiums paid by Executive during the Delay Period within ten (10) days after the conclusion of such Delay Period.
(b)Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, to the extent any expense reimbursement or other in-kind benefit is determined to be subject to Code Section 409A, the amount of any such expenses eligible for reimbursement or in-kind benefits in one calendar year shall not affect the expenses eligible for reimbursement or in-kind benefits in any other taxable year (except under any lifetime limit applicable to expenses for medical care), in no event shall any expenses be reimbursed or in-kind benefits be provided after the last day of the calendar year following the calendar year in which Executive incurred such expenses or received such benefits, and in no event shall any right to reimbursement or in-kind benefits be subject to liquidation or exchange for another benefit.
(c)Any payments made pursuant to Sections 5 and 6, to the extent of payments made from the date of termination through March 15th of the calendar year following such date, are intended to constitute separate payments for purposes of Treas. Reg. §1.409A-2(b)(2) and thus payable pursuant to the “short-term deferral” rule set forth in Treas. Reg. §1.409A-1(b)(4); to the extent such payments are made following said March 15th, they are intended to constitute separate payments for purposes of Treas. Reg. §1.409A-2(b)(2) made upon an involuntary termination from service and payable pursuant to Treas. Reg. §1.409A-1(b)(9)(iii), to the maximum extent permitted by said provision. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the Employer determines that any other payments hereunder fail to satisfy the distribution requirement of Section 409A(a)(2)(A) of the Code, the payment of such benefit shall be delayed to the minimum extent necessary so that such payments are not subject to the provisions of Code Section 409A(a)(1).
(d)To the extent it is determined that any benefits described in Section 6(a)(ii) are taxable to Executive, they are intended to be payable pursuant to Treas. Reg. §1.409A-1(b)(9)(v), to the maximum extent permitted by said provision.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed this Agreement, or caused it to be executed, as of the date first above written.
PENNS WOODS BANCORP, INC.
JERSEY SHORE STATE BANK
Karen S. Young