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As consideration for the obligations undertaken by the Company pursuant to the CIC Agreement and as set forth herein, Executive hereby releases the Company and its affiliates, and their respective officers, directors, and employees, from any and all claims, causes of action, and liability for damages of whatever kind, known or unknown, arising from or relating to Executives employment and separation from employment (Released Claims). Released Claims include claims (including claims to attorneys fees), damages, causes of action, and disputes of any kind whatsoever, including without limitation all claims for wages, employee benefits, and damages arising out of any: contracts, express or implied (including the CIC Agreement); tort; discrimination; wrongful termination; any federal, state, local, or other governmental statute or ordinance, including, without limitation Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, as amended (ADEA), Fair Labor Standards Act, the Illinois Human Rights Act, the Illinois Minimum Wage Law, the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act, and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended (ERISA); and any other legal limitation on the employment relationship. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Released Claims do not include claims for breach or enforcement of this Release or the CIC Agreement (as amended by this Release), claims that arise after the execution of this Release, claims to vested benefits under ERISA, workers compensation claims, or any other claims that may not be released under this Release in accordance with applicable law.