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Quaker Chemical Corporation
Change in Control Agreement by and between Registrant and Andrew
Change in Control Agreement by and between Registrant and Andrew Tometich dated September 2, 2021, effective on
Change of Control Agreements
CHANGE IN CONTROL AGREEMENT - A. TOMETICH exhibit102
CHANGE IN CONTROL AGREEMENT
THIS AGREEMENT, dated September
2, 2021 between QUAKER CHEMICAL CORPORATION,
d/b/a QUAKER HOUGHTON, a Pennsylvania corporation (the “Company”), and Andrew Tometich
W I T N E S S E T H
T H A T
WHEREAS, the Executive and the Company entered into an employment agreement dated September 2,
WHEREAS, the Executive and the Company wish to enter into this Change in Control Agreement (the
THEREFORE, IN CONSIDERATION
of the mutual obligations and agreements contained
herein and intending to be legally bound hereby, the Executive and the Company agree as follows:
This Agreement shall become effective on October 11,
2021 (the “Effective Date”), and shall continue
in effect through December 31, 2022; provided, however, that the term of this Agreement shall automatically be
extended for successive one-year periods thereafter, unless, not later than eighteen (18) months preceding the
calendar year for which the term would otherwise automatically extend, the Company shall have given written
notice to the Executive of intention not to extend this Agreement for an additional year, in which event this
Agreement shall continue in effect until December 31 of the calendar year immediately preceding the calendar
year for which the term would have otherwise automatically extended. Notwithstanding any such notice not to
extend, if a Change in Control (as defined in Section 2) occurs during the original or extended term of this
Agreement, this Agreement shall remain in effect after a Change in Control until all obligations of the parties
hereto under this Agreement shall have been satisfied.
Change in Control.
As used in this Agreement, a “Change in Control” of the Company shall be deemed to have occurred if:
Any person (a “Person”), as such term is used in Sections 13(d) and 14(d) of the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”) (other than (i) the Company and/or its wholly owned
subsidiaries; (ii) any ESOP or other employee benefit plan of the Company and any trustee or other fiduciary in
such capacity holding securities under such plan; (iii) any corporation owned, directly or indirectly, by the
shareholders of the Company in substantially the same proportions as their ownership of stock of the Company;
or (iv) any other Person who, within the one year prior to the event which would otherwise be a Change in
Control, is an executive officer of the Company or any group of Persons of which he voluntarily is a part), is or
becomes the “beneficial owner” (as defined in Rule 13d-3 under the Exchange Act), directly or indirectly, of
securities of the Company representing 30% or more of the combined voting power of the Company’s then
outstanding securities or such lesser percentage of voting power, but not less than 15%, as determined by the
members of the Board of Directors of the Company who are independent directors (as defined in the New York
Stock Exchange, Inc. Listed Company Manual);
During any two-year period after the Effective Date, Directors of the Company in office at the
beginning of such period plus any new Director (other than a Director designated by a Person who has entered
into an agreement with the Company to effect a transaction within the purview of subsections (a) or (c)) whose
election by the Board of Directors of the Company or whose nomination for election by the Company’s
shareholders was approved by a vote of at least two-thirds of the Directors then still in office who either were
Directors at the beginning of the period or whose election or nomination for election was previously so
approved shall cease for any reason to constitute at least a majority of the Board;
The consummation of (i) any consolidation or merger of the Company in which the Company is
not the continuing or surviving corporation or pursuant to which the Company’s voting common shares (the
“Common Shares”) would be converted into cash, securities, and/or other property, other than a merger
Company in which holders of Common Shares immediately prior to the merger have the same proportionate
ownership of voting shares of the surviving corporation immediately after the merger as they had in the
Common Shares immediately before; or (ii) any sale, lease, exchange, or other transfer (in one transaction or a
series of related transactions) of all or substantially all the assets or earning power of the Company; or
The Company’s shareholders or the Company’s
Board of Directors shall approve the liquidation
or dissolution of the Company.
Entitlement to Change in Control Benefits; Certain Definitions.
The Executive shall be entitled to the benefits provided in this Agreement in the event the Executive has
a Separation from Service under the circumstances described in (a) below (a “Covered Termination”), provided
the Executive executes and does not revoke a Release (as defined below), if any, provided by the Company.
A Covered Termination shall have occurred in the event the Executive’s
employment with the
Company or its affiliates is terminated within two (2) years following a Change in Control by:
The Company or its affiliates without Cause (as defined below); or
Resignation of the Executive for Good Reason (as defined below).
The Executive shall have no rights to any payments or benefits under this Agreement in the event the
Executive’s employment with the Company and its affiliates is terminated (i) as a result of death or Disability
(as defined below), or (ii) by the Company or its affiliates for Cause. In the event the Executive’s employment
is terminated for any reason prior to a Change in Control, the Executive shall have no rights to any payments or
benefits under this Agreement and, after any such termination, this Agreement shall be of no further force or
“Cause” shall mean (i) the Executive’s willful and material breach of the employment agreement
between the Executive and the Company (after having received notice thereof and a reasonable opportunity to
cure or correct), (ii) dishonesty, fraud, willful malfeasance, gross negligence, or other gross misconduct, in each
case relating to the performance of the Executive’s employment with the Company or its affiliates which
materially injurious to the Company, or (iii) conviction of or plea of guilty to a felony,
such Cause to be
determined, in each case, by a resolution approved by at least two-thirds of the Directors of the Company after
having afforded the Executive a reasonable opportunity to appear before the Board of Directors of the Company
and present his position.
“Code” shall mean the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, together with any applicable
“Disability” shall mean covered total and permanent disability as defined in the long-term disability plan
maintained by the Company for employees generally or, if the Company does not maintain such a plan, the
long-term disability plan most recently maintained by the Company for employees generally.
“Good Reason” shall mean any of the following actions without the Executive’s consent, other than due
to the Executive’s death or Disability: (i) any reduction in the Executive’s
base salary from that provided
immediately before the Covered Termination or,
if higher, immediately before the Change in Control; (ii) any
reduction in the Executive’s bonus opportunity (including cash and noncash incentives) or increase in the goals
or standards required to accrue that opportunity, as compared to the opportunity and goals or standards in effect
immediately before the Change in Control; (iii) a material adverse change in the nature or scope of the
Executive’s authorities, powers, functions, or duties from those in effect immediately before the Change in
Control; (iv) a reduction in the Executive’s benefits from those provided immediately before the Change in
Control, disregarding any reduction under a plan or program covering employees generally that applies to all
employees covered by the plan or program; (or (v) the Executive being required to accept a primary
employment location which is more than twenty-five (25) miles from the location at which he primarily was
employed during the ninety (90) day period prior to a Change in Control.
“Payment Date” shall mean the 60
day after the Executive’s Separation from Service, subject to
“Release” shall mean a release (in a form satisfactory to the Company) of any and all claims against the
Company and all related parties with respect to all matters arising out of the Executive’s employment by the
Company and its affiliates, or the termination thereof (other than claims for any entitlements under the terms of
this Agreement, under the employment agreement between the Executive and the Company, or under any plans
or programs of the Company under which the Executive has accrued a benefit) that the Company provides to
the Executive no later than three days after the date of the Executive’s Covered Termination.
any provision of this Agreement to the contrary, if the Company provides a Release to the Executive, the
Executive shall not be entitled to any payments or benefits under this Agreement unless the Executive executes
the Release within 45 days of the later of the date he receives the Release or the date of his Covered
Termination, and the Executive does not revoke the Release.
“Separation from Service” shall mean the Executive’s separation from service with the Company and its
affiliates within the meaning of Treas. Reg. §1.409A-1(h) or any successor thereto.
shall mean the Executive if he is a specified employee as defined in Section 409A
of the Code as of the date of his Separation from Service.
Amount of Severance Allowance. In the event of a Covered Termination, the Company shall pay
or cause to be paid to the Executive in cash a severance allowance (the “Severance Allowance”) equal to two
times the sum of the amounts determined in accordance with the following paragraphs (i) and (ii):
An amount equivalent to the highest annualized base salary which the Executive was
entitled to receive from the Company and its subsidiaries at any time during his
employment prior to the Covered Termination; and
An amount equal to the average of the aggregate annual amounts paid to the Executive in
the Applicable Three-Year
Period under all applicable annual incentive compensation
plans maintained by the Company and its affiliates (other than compensation relating to
relocation expense; the grant, exercise, or settlement of stock options, restricted stock or
performance incentive units or the sale or other disposition of shares received upon
exercise or settlement of such awards); provided, however, that (x) in determining the
average amount paid under the annual incentive plan during the Applicable Three-Year
Period there shall be excluded any year in which no amounts were paid to the Executive
under that plan; (y) there shall be excluded from such calculation any amounts paid to the
Executive under any such incentive compensation plan as a result of the acceleration of
such payments under such plan due to termination of the plan, a Change in Control, or a
similar occurrence; and (z) in no event shall the amount under this paragraph (ii) be less
than the amount of the mid/target bonus which would otherwise have been payable to the
Executive under the annual incentive compensation plans for the calendar year in which
the Change in Control occurred.
The Applicable Three-Year
Period shall be (A) if the
Executive has received an annual incentive compensation plan payment in the calendar
year of his Covered Termination, the calendar year in which such Covered Termination
occurs and the two preceding calendar years, or (B) in any other case, the three calendar
years preceding the calendar year in which the Executive’s Covered Termination
provided, however, that the Applicable Three-Year
Period shall be determined by
substituting “ Change In Control” for “Covered Termination” if such substitution
in a higher amount under this subsection (ii).
In no event shall any retention bonus or change in control or success fee be taken into account when
determining the amount of the Severance Allowance hereunder.
Payment of Severance Allowance.
The Severance Allowance shall be paid to the Executive in a
lump sum on the Payment Date if the applicable Change in Control is also a change in control event as defined
in Treas. Reg. §1.409A-3(i)(5) (or any successor thereto).
In any other case, the Severance Allowance shall be
paid in twenty-four monthly installments commencing on the Payment Date, each of which is equal to one-
twenty-fourth (1/24th) of the amount of the Severance Allowance determined under Section 4(a), which are
treated as a right to a series of separate payments for purposes of Section 409A of the Code.
Outplacement and Welfare Benefits.
Subject to Section 6, for a period of one year following a Covered Termination of
the Executive, the Company shall make or cause to be made available to the Executive, at its expense,
outplacement counseling and other outplacement services comparable to those available for the Company’s
senior executives prior to the Change in Control.
Welfare Benefits. Subject to Section 6, for a period of 24 months following a Covered
Termination of the Executive,
the Executive and the Executive’s dependents shall be entitled to participate in
the Company’s life, medical, and dental insurance plans at the Company’s
expense, in accordance with the
terms of such plans at the time of such Covered Termination as if the Executive were still employed by the
Company or its affiliates under this Agreement. If, however, life, medical, or dental insurance benefits are not
paid or provided under any such plan to the Executive or his dependents because the Executive is no longer an
employee of the Company or its subsidiaries, the Company itself shall, to the extent necessary, pay or otherwise
provide for such benefits to the Executive and his dependents.
Effect of Other Employment.
In the event the Executive becomes employed (as defined below) during the period with respect to
which benefits are continuing pursuant to Section 5: (a) the Executive shall notify the Company not later than
the day such employment commences; and (b) the benefits provided for in Section 5 shall terminate as of the
date of such employment. For the purposes of this Section 6, the Executive shall be deemed to have become
“employed” by another entity or person only if the Executive becomes essentially a full-time employee of a
person or an entity (not more than 30% of which is owned by the Executive and/or members of his family); and
the Executive’s “family” shall mean his parents, his siblings and their spouses, his children and their spouses,
and the Executive’s spouse and her parents and siblings. Nothing herein shall relieve the Company of its
obligations for compensation or benefits accrued up to the time of termination provided for herein.
Other Payments and Benefits.
On the Payment Date, the Company shall pay or cause to be paid to the Executive the aggregate of: (a)
the Executive’s earned but unpaid base salary through the Covered Termination
at the rate in effect on the date
of the Covered Termination, or if higher,
at the rate in effect at any time during the 90-day period preceding the
Change in Control; (b) any unpaid bonus or annual incentive payable to the Executive in respect of the calendar
year ending prior to the Covered Termination; (c) the pro rata portion of any and all unpaid bonuses and annual
incentive awards for the calendar year in which the Covered Termination occurs, said pro rata portion to
calculated on the fractional portion (the numerator of said fraction being the number of days between January 1
and the date of the Covered Termination, and the denominator of which is 365) of the mid/target
annual incentive awards for such calendar year; and (d) the pro rata portion of any and all awards under the
Company’s long term incentive plan for the performance period(s) in which the Covered Termination
said pro rata portion to be calculated on the fractional portion (the numerator of said fraction being the number
of days between the first day of the applicable performance period and the date of the Covered Termination, and
the denominator of which is the total number of days in the applicable performance period) of the amount of the
award which would have been payable had (i) the Covered Termination not occurred, and (ii) the
level of performance been achieved for the applicable performance period. The Executive shall be entitled to
receive any other payments or benefits that the Executive is entitled to pursuant to the express terms of any
compensation or benefit plan or arrangement of the Company or any of its affiliates; provided that: (x) the
Severance Allowance (i) shall be in lieu of any severance payments to which the Executive might otherwise be
entitled under the terms of any severance pay plan, policy, or arrangement maintained by the Company or the
employment agreement between the Executive and the Company, and (ii) shall be credited against any
severance payments to which the Executive may be entitled by statute; (y) any annual incentive described in
subsection (b) or (c) shall decrease (or shall be decreased by), but not below zero, the amount of the annual
incentive payable (or paid) with respect to the same calendar year under the Company's annual incentive plan;
and (z) any amount described in (d) shall decrease (or shall be decreased by), but not below zero, the amount of
the analogous performance award payable (or paid) with respect to the same performance period(s) under the
Company’s long term incentive plan(s).
Death After Covered Termination
In the event the Executive dies after a Covered Termination occurs, (a) any payments due to the
Executive under Section 4 and the first sentence of Section 7 and not paid prior to the Executive’s death shall be
made to the person or persons who may be designated by the Executive in writing or, in the event he fails to so
designate, to the Executive’s personal representatives, (b) the Executive’s
spouse and dependents shall be
eligible for the welfare benefits described in Section 5(b).
Payments pursuant to subsection (a) shall be made
on the later of (i) the date payment would have been made to the Executive without regard to Section 9, or (ii)
the date of the Executive’s death.
Certain Section 409A Rules.
Notwithstanding any provision of this Agreement to the contrary, if the
Executive is a Specified Employee, any payment or benefit under this Agreement that constitutes deferred
compensation subject to Section 409A of the Code and for which the payment event is Separation from Service
shall be not be made or provided before the date that is six months after the date of the Executive’s Separation
Any payment or benefit that is delayed pursuant to this Section 9 shall be made or provided on
the first business day of the seventh month following the month in which the Executive’s Separation from
With respect to any cash payment delayed pursuant to this Section 9, the first payment shall
include interest, at the Wall Street Journal Prime Rate published in the Wall
Street Journal on the date of the
Executive’s Covered Termination
(or the previous business day if such date is not a business day), for the
period from the date the payment would have been made but for this Section 9 through the date payment is
The provisions of this Section 9 shall apply only to the extent required to avoid the Executive’s
incurrence of any additional tax or interest under Section 409A of the Code.
Reimbursement and In-Kind Benefits.
Notwithstanding any provision of this Agreement to the
contrary, with respect to in-kind benefits provided or expenses eligible for reimbursement under this Agreement
which are subject to Section 409A of the Code, (i) the benefits provided or the amount of expenses eligible for
reimbursement during any calendar year shall not affect the benefits provided or expenses eligible for
reimbursement in any other calendar year, except as otherwise provided in Treas. Reg. §1.409A-3(i)(1)(iv)(B),
and (ii) the reimbursement of an eligible expense shall be made as soon as practicable after the Executive
requests such reimbursement (subject to Section 9(a)),
but not later than the December 31 following the
calendar year in which the expense was incurred.
Interpretation and Construction.
This Agreement is intended to comply with Section 409A of the
Code and shall be administered, interpreted and construed in accordance therewith to avoid the imposition of
additional tax under Section 409A of the Code.
Confidentiality and Noncompetition.
The Executive acknowledges that information concerning the method
and conduct of the Company’s (and any affiliate’s)
business, including, without limitation, strategic and
marketing plans, budgets, corporate practices and procedures, financial statements, customer and supplier
information, formulae, formulation information, application technology, manufacturing information, and
laboratory test methods and all of the Company’s (and any affiliate’s)
manuals, documents, notes, letters,
records, and computer programs (“Proprietary Business Information”), are the sole and exclusive property of
the Company (and/or the Company’s affiliates, as the case may be) and are likely to constitute, contain or reveal
trade secrets (“Trade Secrets”) of the Company (and/or the Company’s
affiliate’s, as the case may be). The term
“Trade Secrets” as used herein does not include Proprietary Business Information that is known or becomes
known to the public through no act or failure to act on the part of the Executive, or which can be clearly shown
by written records to have been known by the Executive prior to the commencement of his employment with
The Executive agrees that at no time during or following his employment with the
Company will he use, divulge, or pass on, directly or through any other individual or
entity, any Trade
Upon termination of the Executive’s employment with the Company regardless of the
reason for the termination of the Executive’s employment hereunder,
or at any other time
upon the Company’s request, the Executive agrees to forthwith surrender to the Company
any and all materials in his possession or control which constitute or contain any
Proprietary Business Information.
Noncompetition. The Executive agrees that during his employment and for a period of two (2)
years thereafter, regardless of the reason for the termination of the Executive’s
employment, he will not:
directly or indirectly, together or separately or with any third party,
whether as an
individual proprietor, partner, stockholder,
joint venturer, investor,
any other capacity whatsoever actively engage in business or assist anyone or any firm in
business as a manufacturer, seller, or distributor of specialty chemical products or
chemical management services which are the same, like, similar to, or which compete
with the products and services offered by the Company (or any of its affiliates);
directly or indirectly recruit, solicit or encourage any employee of the Company (or any
of its affiliates) or otherwise induce such employee to leave the employ of the Company
(or any of its affiliates) or to become an employee or otherwise be associated with his or
any firm, corporation, business or other entity with which he is or may become
solicit, directly or indirectly, for himself or as agent or employee of any person,
partnership, corporation, or other entity (other than for the Company), any then or former
customer, supplier, or client of the Company with the intent of actively engaging in
business which would cause competitive harm to the Company (or any of its affiliates).
The Executive acknowledges and agrees that all of the foregoing restrictions are
reasonable as to the period of time and scope. However, if any paragraph, sentence, clause, or other provision is
held invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent and relevant jurisdiction, such provision shall be deemed
to be modified in a manner consistent with the intent of such original provision so as to make it valid and
enforceable, and this Agreement and the application of such provision to persons and circumstances other than
those with respect to which it would be invalid or unenforceable shall not be affected thereby.
The Executive agrees and recognizes that in the event of a breach or threatened
breach of the provisions of the restrictive covenants contained in this Section 10, the Company may suffer
irreparable harm, and monetary damages may not be an adequate remedy. Therefore, if any breach occurs or is
threatened, the Company shall be entitled to seek equitable remedies, including injunctive relief in any court of
applicable jurisdiction notwithstanding the provisions of Section 12. In the event of any breach of the restrictive
covenant contained in this Section 10, the term of the restrictive covenant specified herein shall be extended by
a period of time equal to that period beginning on the date such violation commenced and ending when the
activities constituting such violation cease. Furthermore, if a court or arbitration panel determines that the
Executive has breached any of the provisions of this Section 10, the Company’s obligations to pay amounts and
continue the benefits under this Agreement to the Executive (and his dependents) shall immediately terminate.
Except as provided in Section 6, the Company’s obligation to make the payments provided for in this
Agreement and otherwise to perform its obligations hereunder shall not be affected by any set-off,
counterclaim, recoupment, defense, or other claim, right, or action which the Company may have against the
Executive or others. In no event shall the Executive be obligated to seek other employment or take any other
action by way of mitigation of the amounts payable to the Executive under any of the provisions of this
Arbitration: Costs and Expenses of Enforcement.
Except as otherwise provided in Sections 10(d) and 13, any controversy or claim
arising out of or relating to this Agreement or the breach thereof which cannot promptly be resolved by the
parties shall be promptly submitted to and settled exclusively by arbitration in the City of Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania, in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania by three arbitrators, one of
whom shall be appointed by the Company, one by the Executive, and the third of whom shall be appointed by
the first two arbitrators. The arbitration shall be conducted in accordance with the rules of the American
Arbitration Association, except with respect to the selection of arbitrators which shall be as provided in this
Section 12. Judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitrators may be entered in any court having
Costs and Expenses.
In the event that it shall be necessary or desirable for the Executive to
retain legal counsel and/or incur other costs and expenses in connection with the enforcement of any and all of
his rights under this Agreement at any time during his lifetime, the Company shall pay (or the Executive shall
be entitled to recover from the Company, as the case may be) his reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs
expenses in connection with the enforcement of his said rights (including those incurred in or related to any
arbitration proceedings provided for in subsection (a) and the enforcement of any arbitration award in court),
regardless of the final outcome.
Limitation on Payment Obligation.
For purposes of this Section 13, all terms capitalized but not otherwise defined
herein shall have the meanings as set forth in Section 280G of the Code.
the term “Parachute Payment” shall mean a payment described in Section 280G(b)(2)(A)
or Section 280G(b)(2)(B) of the Code (including, but not limited to, any stock option
rights, stock grants, and other cash and noncash compensation amounts that are treated as
payments under either such section) and not excluded under Section 280G(b)(4)(A) or
Section 280G(b)(6) of the Code;
the term “Reasonable Compensation” shall mean reasonable compensation for prior
personal services as defined in Section 280G(b)(4)(B) of the Code and subject to the
requirement that any such reasonable compensation must be established by clear and
convincing evidence; and
the portion of the “Base Amount” and the amount of “Reasonable Compensation”
allocable to any “Parachute Payment” shall be determined in accordance with Section
280G(b)(3) and (4) of the Code.
Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement, Parachute Payments to be
made to or for the benefit of the Executive but for this subsection (b), whether pursuant to this Agreement or
otherwise, shall be reduced if and to the extent necessary so that the aggregate Present Value
of all such
Parachute Payments shall be at least one dollar ($1.00) less than the greater of (i) three times the Executive’s
Base Amount and (ii) the aggregate Reasonable Compensation allocable to such Parachute Payments.
reduction in Parachute Payments caused by reason of this subsection (b) shall be applied in the manner least
economically detrimental to the Executive.
In the event reduction of two or more types of payments would be
economically equivalent, the reduction shall be applied pro-rata to such types of payments.
This subsection (b) shall be interpreted and applied to limit the amounts otherwise payable to the
Executive under this Agreement or otherwise only to the extent required to avoid any material risk of the
imposition of excise taxes on the Executive under Section 4999 of the Code or the disallowance of a deduction
to the Company under Section 280G(a) of the Code. In the making of any such interpretation and application,
the Executive shall be presumed to be a disqualified individual for purposes of applying the limitations set forth
in this subsection (b) without regard to whether or not the Executive meets the definition of disqualified
individual set forth in Section 280G(c) of the Code. In the event that the Executive and the Company are unable
to agree as to the application of this subsection (b), the Company’s independent auditors shall select
independent tax counsel to determine the amount of such limits. Such selection of tax counsel shall be subject to
the Executive’s consent, provided that the Executive shall not unreasonably withhold his consent. The
determination of such tax counsel under this Section 13 shall be final and binding upon the Executive and the
Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement, no payment shall be
made hereunder to or for the benefit of the Executive if and to the extent that such payments are determined to
Any notices, requests, demands, and other communications provided for by this Agreement shall be
sufficient if in writing, and if hand delivered or if sent by registered or certified mail, if to the Executive, at the
last address he had filed in writing with the Company or if to the Company, at its principal executive offices.
Notices, requests, etc. shall be effective when actually received by the addressee or at such address.
Notwithstanding any provision of this Agreement to the contrary, the Company may,
to the extent
required by law, withhold applicable Federal, state and local income and other taxes from any payments due to
the Executive hereunder.
Assignment and Benefit.
This Agreement is personal to the Executive and shall not be assignable by the Executive, by
operation of law, or otherwise without the prior written consent of the Company otherwise than by will or the
laws of descent and distribution. This Agreement shall inure to the benefit of and be enforceable by the
Executive’s heirs and legal representatives.
This Agreement shall inure to the benefit of and be binding upon the Company and its successors
and assigns, including, without limitation, any subsidiary of the Company to which the Company may assign
any of its rights hereunder; provided, however, that no assignment of this Agreement by the Company,
operation of law, or otherwise shall relieve it of its obligations hereunder except an assignment of this
Agreement to, and its assumption by, a successor pursuant to subsection (c).
The Company shall require any successor (whether direct or indirect, by purchase, merger,
consolidation, operation of law, or otherwise) to all or substantially all of the business and/or assets of the
Company to assume expressly and agree to perform this Agreement in the same manner and to the same extent
that the Company would be required to perform it if no such succession had taken place, but, irrespective of any
such assignment or assumption, this Agreement shall inure to the benefit of and be binding upon such a
successor. As used in this Agreement, “Company” shall mean the Company as hereinbefore defined and any
successor to its business and/or assets as aforesaid.
The provisions of this Agreement shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth
of Pennsylvania without reference to principles of conflicts of laws.
Except for the change in control provisions set forth in the Company’s annual incentive plan and
long term incentive plan, this Agreement represents the entire agreement and understanding of the parties with
respect to the subject matter hereof.
The Executive understands and acknowledges that the Company’s
severance plan, annual incentive plan and long term incentive plans are hereby amended with respect to the
Executive to avoid duplication of benefits, as provided in Section 7.
The Company reserves the right to unilaterally amend this Agreement without the consent of the
Executive to the extent the Compensation and Human Resources Committee of the Company’s Board of
Directors (in its sole discretion) determines is necessary or appropriate to avoid the additional tax under Section
409A(a)(1)(B) of the Code; otherwise, this Agreement may not be altered or amended except by an agreement
in writing executed by the Company and the Executive.
The failure to insist upon strict compliance with any provision of this Agreement by any party shall not
be deemed to be a waiver of any future noncompliance with such provision or of noncompliance with any other
In the event that any provision or portion of this Agreement shall be determined to be invalid or
unenforceable for any reason, the remaining provisions of this Agreement shall be unaffected thereby and shall
remain in full force and effect.
The Company shall defend and hold the Executive harmless to the fullest extent permitted by applicable
law in connection with any claim, action, suit, investigation or proceeding arising out of or relating to
performance by the Executive of services for, or action of the Executive as a director, officer
or employee of the
Company or any parent, subsidiary or affiliate of the Company, or of any other person or enterprise at the
Company’s request. Expenses incurred by the Executive in defending such a claim, action, suit or investigation
or criminal proceeding shall be paid by the Company in advance of the final disposition thereof upon the receipt
by the Company of an undertaking by or on behalf of the Executive to repay said amount unless it shall
ultimately be determined that the Executive is entitled to be indemnified hereunder; provided, however, that this
shall not apply to a nonderivative action commenced by the Company against the Executive.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Executive has hereunto
set his hand and, pursuant to the authorization from its
Board of Directors, the Company has caused these presents to be executed in its name and on its behalf and
attested by its Secretary or Assistant Secretary, all as of the day and year first above written.
QUAKER CHEMICAL CORPORATION
DBA QUAKER HOUGHTON
/s/ Michael F. Barry
/s/ Andrew E Tometich
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