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ACETO CORP filed this Form 8-K/A on 10/17/2017
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(b)          the Company will pay to the Executive in a cash lump sum on the fifty-fifth (55th) day following the date of the Qualifying Termination an amount equal to the sum of (i) two (2) times the Executive’s Base Salary, and (ii) two (2) times the amount of annual performance award, if any, paid (or payable pursuant to Section 3(a)(ii) above) to the Executive for the fiscal year preceding the Change in Control (with the amount of such annual performance award extrapolated to a full year amount in the event the Executive was not a full-time employee of the Company for the entirety of the preceding fiscal year); provided, however, that, if such Change in Control does not constitute a “change in control event” under Treas. Reg. §l.409A-3(i)(5)(i) (applying for such purpose the minimal thresholds permitted to be used under Treas. Reg. §§1.409A-3(i)(5)(v), (vi) and (vii) for a change in control event to occur), the amount in Section 3(b)(i) above shall be provided in the form of salary continuation, payable in accordance with the normal payroll practices of the Company, with the first payment made on the Company’s next regular payday for its executives following the expiration of the sixty (60) day period following the date of the Qualifying Termination (which first payment shall be retroactive to the date of the Qualifying Termination);


(c)           subject to the Executive’s election of continuation coverage under COBRA, the Company shall permit the Executive (and his dependents) to continue to participate, at the Company’s expense, in the Company’s group health plan for a period of two (2) years after the date of the Qualifying Termination;


(d)           to the extent not theretofore paid or provided, the Company shall timely pay or provide to the Executive any other amounts or benefits required to be paid or provided or which the Executive is eligible to receive under any employee benefit plan, program or policy of the Company through the date of the Qualifying Termination or as a result of the termination of the Executive’s employment, such benefits to be paid or provided in accordance with the terms of the applicable plan, program or policy in effect from time to time; and


(e)           to the extent not theretofore already vested, one hundred percent (100%) of the Executive’s then-outstanding and unvested Equity Awards (as defined below) will become vested in full. If, however, an outstanding Equity Award is to vest and/or the amount of the award to vest is to be determined based on the achievement of performance criteria, then the Equity Award will vest as to one hundred percent (100%) of the amount of the Equity Award assuming the performance criteria had been achieved at target levels for the relevant performance period(s).


4.           CERTAIN DEFINED TERMS. For purposes of this Agreement, the following definitions shall apply:


(a)           “Cause” shall mean and be limited to: (i) the conviction of the Executive for committing an act of fraud, embezzlement, theft or other act constituting a felony, or the guilty or nolo contendere plea of the Executive to such a felony; (ii) fraud, embezzlement, theft or other misappropriation by the Executive of funds or property of the Company or any of its subsidiaries; (iii) material neglect, or refusal by the Executive to discharge, perform or observe the Executive’s job duties and responsibilities, provided the Executive has been given written notice of such neglect or refusal, and has not cured such neglect or refusal within ten (10) business days thereafter; or (iv) a material breach of the Executive’s obligations under this Agreement or any other written agreement with the Company, including (without limitation) any of the covenants set forth in Section 9 of this Agreement.


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