General Release: For and in consideration of the payments and promises set forth above and other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, Employee hereby releases, acquits, and forever discharges the Company and all parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, joint venturers, equity owners, and shareholders, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives, attorneys, and agents, and all successors and assigns thereof (collectively referred to as the “Released Parties”), from any and all claims, charges, complaints, demands, liabilities, obligations, promises, agreements, controversies, damages, actions, causes of action, suits, rights, entitlements, costs, losses, debts, and expenses (including attorneys’ fees and legal expenses), of any nature whatsoever, known or unknown, fixed or contingent, which Employee now has, had, or may hereafter claim to have had against the Company or any of the Released Parties, of any kind or nature whatsoever, arising from any act, omission, transaction, matter, or event which has occurred or is alleged to have occurred up to the date this Agreement is executed by Employee. This release includes, without limitation, a knowing and voluntary waiver of all claims relating in any way to Employee’s employment with the Company or the conclusion of that employment, whether such claims are now known or are later discovered. The claims knowingly and voluntarily waived by Employee include, without limitation, all claims, causes of action, or disputes arising out of or related to: (i) Employee’s employment or separation of employment with the Company; and (ii) any other disputes or claims, known or unknown, fixed or contingent, that existed or exist at law or equity or sounding in contract (express or implied) or tort, known or unknown, fixed or contingent, that existed or exist among the Employee, the Company and the Released Parties arising under any federal, state, or local laws of any jurisdiction that prohibit age, sex, race, national origin, color, disability, religion, veteran, military status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other form of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation (including, without limitation, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Section 1981 of the Civil Rights Act, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, the Rehabilitation Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Employee Polygraph Protection Act, the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, the Texas Commission on Human Rights Act (Texas Labor Code)), claims relating to breach of contract, breach of any implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, wrongful termination, wrongful demotion, intentional or negligent infliction of emotional distress, interference with contractual relations or economic advantage, defamation, misrepresentation, benefits, penalties, fees, costs, expenses, or any other claim relating to or arising out of his employment with the Company or any other federal, state, or local laws of any jurisdiction, claims arising under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, or any other statutory or common law claims arising on or before the date this Agreement is executed by Employee; provided, however, that nothing in this Agreement shall be interpreted to release any claims which Employee may have for workers’ compensation benefits or any entitlement to employee benefits in which Employee already is vested as of the date this Agreement is executed by Employee. Furthermore, nothing in this Agreement shall be interpreted to release any claims which Employee may have in the future that accrue after the Effective Date. In addition to the other acknowledgments in this Agreement, Employee acknowledges that this Agreement may be pled as a complete defense and shall constitute a full and final bar to any claim for damages or other relief based on any act, omission, transaction, matter, or event which has occurred or is alleged to have occurred up to the date this Agreement is executed by Employee.