Amended and Restated Employment Agreement, dated as of July 23, 2020, by and between Laura Doerre and Six Flags Entertainment Corporation
AMENDED & RESTATED EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT
This Amended & Restated Employment Agreement (the “Agreement”), dated as of July 23, 2020 is entered into by and between Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, a Delaware corporation (the “Company”) and Laura Doerre (the “Executive”).
W I T N E S S E T H:
WHEREAS, the Company and Executive desire that Executive serve as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer of the Company on the terms set forth in this Agreement and to confirm the terms and conditions of such employment by entering into this Agreement.
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants set forth in this Agreement, it is hereby agreed as follows:
If to the Company: Six Flags Entertainment Corporation.
1000 Ballpark Way, Suite 400
Arlington, Texas 76011
Phone: (972) 595-5000
Attention: Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Fax: (972) 595-5175
If to Executive: At the Executive’s last residence shown
on the records of the Company
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, Executive and the Company have caused this Agreement to be executed as of the date first above written.
SIX FLAGS ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION
/s/ Michael Spanos
/s/ Laura Doerre
Agreement and General Release
Agreement and General Release (“Agreement”), by and between Laura Doerre (“Executive” and referred to herein as “you”) and Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, a Delaware corporation (the “Company”).
1.In exchange for your waiver of claims against the Released Persons (as defined below) and compliance with the other terms and conditions of this Agreement, upon the effectiveness of this Agreement, the Company agrees to provide you with the payments and benefits provided in Section 4 of your employment agreement with the Company, effective October 1, 2020 (the “Employment Agreement”) in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Employment Agreement.
2.(a)In consideration for the payments and benefits to be provided to you pursuant to Section 1 above, you, for yourself and for your heirs, executors, administrators, trustees, legal representatives and assigns (hereinafter referred to collectively as “Releasors”), forever release and discharge the Company and its subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates and related business entities, successors and assigns, and any of its or their respective directors, officers, fiduciaries, agents, trustees, administrators, employees and assigns (in each case, in their capacity as such) (collectively the “Released Persons”) from any and all claims, suits, demands, causes of action, covenants, obligations, debts, costs, expenses, fees and liabilities of any kind whatsoever in law or equity, by statute or otherwise, whether known or unknown, vested or contingent, suspected or unsuspected and whether or not concealed or hidden (collectively, the “Claims”), which you have had, now have, or may have against any of the Released Persons by reason of any act, omission, transaction, practice, plan, policy, procedure, conduct, occurrence, or other matter arising up to and including the date on which you sign this Agreement, except as provided in subsection (c) below.
(b)Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, this Agreement is intended to and shall release the Released Persons from any and all such claims, whether known or unknown, which you have had, now have, or may have against the Released Persons arising out of your employment or termination thereof, including, but not limited to: (i) any claim under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (excluding claims for accrued, vested benefits under any employee benefit or pension plan of the Released Persons subject to the terms and conditions of such plan and applicable law), the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act of 1988, or the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, in each case as amended; (ii) any other claim whether based on federal, state, or local law (statutory or decisional), rule, regulation or ordinance, including, but not limited to, breach of contract (express or implied), wrongful discharge, detrimental reliance, defamation, emotional distress or compensatory or punitive damages; and (iii) any claim for attorneys’ fees, costs, disbursements and/or the like.
(c)Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing in this Agreement shall be a waiver of claims: (1) that arise after the date on which you sign this Agreement, including, without limitations, such claims related to any equity award held by you; (2) for the payments or benefits required to be provided under Section 4 of the Employment Agreement; (3) regarding rights of indemnification and receipt of legal fees and expenses to which you are entitled under the Employment Agreement, the Company’s or a subsidiary of the Company’s Certificate of Incorporation or By-laws (or similar instrument), pursuant to any separate writing between you and the Company or any subsidiary of the Company or pursuant to applicable law; or (4) relating to any claims for accrued, vested benefits under any employee benefit plan or retirement plan of the Released Persons subject to the terms and conditions of such plan and applicable law (excluding any severance or termination pay plan, program or arrangement, claims to which are specifically waived hereunder.
(d)In signing this Agreement, you acknowledge that you intend that this Agreement shall be effective as a bar to each and every one of the Claims hereinabove mentioned or implied. You expressly consent that this Agreement shall be given full force and effect according to each and all of its express terms and provisions, including those relating to unknown, unsuspected or unanticipated Claims, if any, as well as those relating to any other Claims hereinabove mentioned or implied.
3.(a)This Agreement is not intended, and shall not be construed, as an admission that any of the Released Persons has violated any federal, state or local law (statutory or decisional), ordinance or regulation, breached any contract or committed any wrong whatsoever against you.
(b)Should any provision of this Agreement require interpretation or construction, it is agreed by the parties that the entity interpreting or constructing this Agreement shall not apply a presumption against one party by reason of the rule of construction that a document is to be construed more strictly against the party who prepared the document.
(c)You represent and warrant that you have not assigned or transferred to any person or entity any of my rights which are or could be covered by this Agreement, including but not limited to the waivers and releases contained in this Agreement.
(d)You understand that nothing in this Agreement limits your ability to file a charge or complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Securities and Exchange Commission or any other federal, state or local governmental agency or commission (“Government Agencies”). You further understand this Agreement does not limit your ability to communicate with any Government Agencies or otherwise participate in any investigation or proceeding that may be conducted by any Government Agency, including providing documents or other information, without notice to the Company. While this Agreement does not limit your right to receive an award for information provided to the Securities and Exchange Commission, you understand and agree that, to maximum extent permitted by law, you are otherwise waiving any and all rights you may have to individual relief based on any claims that you have released and any rights you have waived by signing this Agreement.
4.This Agreement is binding upon, and shall inure to the benefit of, the parties and their respective heirs, executors, administrators, successors and assigns.
5.This Agreement shall be construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas applicable to agreements made and to be performed entirely within such State.
6.You acknowledge that you: (a) have carefully read this Agreement in its entirety; (b) have had an opportunity to consider for at least [twenty-one (21)] [forty-five (45)] days the terms of this Agreement; (c) are hereby advised by the Company in writing to consult with an attorney of your choice in connection with this Agreement; (d) fully understand the significance of all of the terms and conditions of this Agreement and have discussed them with your independent legal counsel, or have had a reasonable opportunity to do so; (e) have had answered to your satisfaction by your independent legal counsel any questions you have asked with regard to the meaning and significance of any of the provisions of this Agreement; and (f) are signing this Agreement voluntarily and of your own free will and agree to abide by all the terms and conditions contained herein.
7.You understand that you will have at least [twenty-one (21)] [forty-five (45)] days from the date of receipt of this Agreement to consider the terms and conditions of this Agreement. You may accept this Agreement by signing it and returning it to the Company’s General Counsel at the address specified pursuant to Section 12 of the Employment Agreement on or before __________. After executing this Agreement, you shall have seven (7) days (the “Revocation Period”) to revoke this Agreement by indicating your desire to do so in writing delivered to the General Counsel at the address above by no later than 5:00 p.m. on the seventh (7th) day after the date you sign this Agreement. The effective date of this Agreement shall be the eighth (8th) day after you sign the Agreement (the “Agreement Effective Date”). If the last day of the Revocation Period falls on a Saturday, Sunday or holiday, the last day of the Revocation Period will be deemed to be the next business day. In the event you do not accept this Agreement as set forth above, or in the event you revoke this Agreement during the Revocation Period, this Agreement, including but not limited to the obligation of the Company to provide the payments and benefits provided in Section 1 above, shall be deemed automatically null and void.
8.Any dispute regarding this Agreement shall be subject to Texas law without reference to its choice of law provisions. You agree to reimburse the Company for out-of-pocket costs and expense reasonably incurred by in connection with enforcing this Agreement (including attorney’s fees) with respect to each claim on which the Company substantially prevails.
SIX FLAGS ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION