Form of Release
As used in this release of claims agreement (the Release of Claims), the term claims will include all claims, covenants, warranties, promises, undertakings, actions, suits, causes of action, obligations, debts, accounts, attorneys fees, judgments, losses and liabilities, of whatsoever kind or nature, in law, equity or otherwise. Capitalized terms not otherwise defined herein shall have the meaning set forth in the letter agreement, dated as of February 18, 2019, entered into with Versum Materials, Inc. (the Company) (the Retention Bonus Letter), to which this Release of Claims is attached as an Exhibit A.
For and in consideration of the consideration provided in the Retention Bonus Letter (collectively, the Consideration) and other good and valuable consideration, I, for and on behalf of myself and my heirs, administrators, executors and assigns, effective as of the date hereof, do fully and forever release, remise and discharge the Company and its subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively, the Company Group), together with their respective current and former officers, directors, partners, members, shareholders, fiduciaries, counsel, employees and agents (collectively, and with the Company Group, the Company Parties) from any and all claims whatsoever up to the date hereof that I had, may have had, or now have against the Company Parties, whether known or unknown, for or by reason of any matter, cause, or thing whatsoever, including any claim arising out of or attributable to my employment or the termination of my employment with the Company Group, whether for tort, breach of express or implied contract, intentional infliction of emotional distress, wrongful termination, unjust dismissal, defamation, libel, or slander, or under any federal, state, or local law dealing with discrimination based on age, race, sex, national origin, handicap, religion, disability or sexual orientation. The release of claims in this Release of Claims includes, but is not limited to, all claims arising under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act of 1988 and the Equal Pay Act of 1963, each as may be amended from time to time, and all other federal, state, and local laws, the common law, and any purported restriction on an employers right to terminate the employment of employees. I intend this Release of Claims to be a general release of any and all claims to the fullest extent permissible by law and for the provisions regarding the release of claims against the Company Parties to be construed as broadly as possible, and hereby incorporate in this release similar federal, state or other laws, all of which I also hereby expressly waive.
By executing this Release of Claims, I specifically release all claims relating to my service and its termination under ADEA, a U.S. federal statute that, among other things, prohibits discrimination on the basis of age in employment and employee benefit plans.
I acknowledge and agree that by virtue of the foregoing, I have waived any relief available to me (including without limitation, monetary damages, equitable relief and reinstatement) under any of the claims and/or causes of action waived in this Release of Claims. Therefore I agree that I will not accept any award or settlement from the Company Group (including but not limited to any proceeding brought by any other person or by any government agency) with respect to any claim or right waived in this Release of Claims.