(b) The Executive understands that the foregoing restrictions may limit the Executive’s ability to earn a livelihood in a business similar to the business of the Company or any subsidiary or affiliate thereof, but the Executive nevertheless believes that the Executive has received and will receive sufficient consideration and other benefits as an employee of the Company and as otherwise provided hereunder to justify clearly such restrictions which, in any event (given the Executive’s education, skills and ability), the Executive does not believe would prevent the Executive from earning a living.
(c)Non-Disparagement. The Executive shall not disparage the Company or their respective officers, directors, investors, employees, and affiliates or make any public statement reflecting negatively on the Company or their respective officers, directors, investors, employees, and affiliates, including (without limitation) any matters relating to the operation or management of the Company, irrespective of the truthfulness or falsity of such statement. The Company shall instruct and take all reasonable steps to cause its officers and members of the Board not to disparage the Executive on any matters relating to the Executive’s services to the Company, business, professional or personal reputation or standing in the pharmacy industry, irrespective of the truthfulness or falsity of such statement. Nothing in this section shall prohibit the Parties from testifying truthfully in any forum or to any governmental agency.
(d)Proprietary Information. At all times the Executive shall hold in strictest confidence and will not disclose, use, lecture upon or publish any Proprietary Information (defined below) of the Company, except as such disclosure, use or publication may be required in connection with the Executive’s work for the Company, or unless the Company expressly authorizes such disclosure in writing or it is required by law or in a judicial or administrative proceeding in which event the Executive shall promptly notify the Company of the required disclosure and assist the Company if a determination is made to resist the disclosure. For purposes of this Section 9(d), “Proprietary Information” shall mean any and all confidential and/or proprietary knowledge, data or information of the Company or its respective affiliated entities, including (without limitation) any information relating to financial matters, investments, budgets, business plans, marketing plans, personnel matters, business contacts, products, processes, know-how, designs, methods, improvements, discoveries, inventions, ideas, data, programs, and other works of authorship; provided, that it shall not include any information that is known to the Company to be publicly available.
(e)Invention Assignment. All inventions, innovations, improvements, developments, methods, designs, analyses, reports, and all similar or related information which relates to either the Company’s actual or anticipated business, research and development or existing or future products or services and which are conceived, developed or made by Executive while employed by the Company (the “Work Product”) belong to the Company and not to the Executive. The Executive shall promptly disclose such Work Product to the Board and perform all actions reasonably requested by the applicable Board (whether during or after the Term of this Agreement) to establish and confirm such ownership (including, without limitation, assignments, consents, powers of attorneys and other instruments).
(f)Return of Property. Upon the Executive’s termination of employment with the Company for any reason, voluntarily or involuntarily, and at any earlier time the Company requests, the Executive will deliver to the person designated by the Company all originals and copies of all documents and property of the Company in the Executive’s possession, under the Executive’s control or to which the Executive may have access. The Executive will not reproduce or appropriate for the Executive’s own use, or for the use of others, any property, Proprietary Information or Work Product.
(a)Entire Agreement; Amendments.
(i)This Agreement and the other agreements referred to herein contain the entire agreement between the Parties hereto and supersede any and all prior agreements and understandings concerning the Executive’s employment by the Company, including but not limited to that certain Employment Agreement between Executive and the Company, effective April 1, 2017.