|ACETO CORP filed this Form 8-K/A on 10/17/2017|
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(b) “Equity Awards” shall mean the Executive’s outstanding stock options, stock appreciation rights, restricted stock units, performance shares, performance stock units and any other Company equity compensation awards.
(c) “Good Reason” shall mean the occurrence of any of the following events without the Executive’s written consent: (i) the material diminution of the Executive’s duties, responsibilities and authorities, or any other action by the Company which results in a material diminution in such authority, duties or responsibilities (excluding for this purpose an isolated and insubstantial action not taken in bad faith); (ii) the Company reduces the Executive’s Base Salary below the level of the Base Salary for the period immediately preceding the Change in Control; (iii) the Company requires the Executive to relocate to a location that is more than fifty (50) miles from the Company’s Port Washington, New York headquarters; or (iv) a material breach of the Company’s obligations under this Agreement or any other written agreement with the Executive. Notwithstanding the foregoing, (1) the Executive is required to provide notice of any such condition to the Company within forty-five (45) days after the Executive becomes aware of, or should reasonably be aware of, a condition that gives the Executive the right to terminate his employment with the Company for Good Reason, and the Company will then have ten (10) business days to cure and/or remedy such condition, prior to the existence of such condition being deemed to be “Good Reason,” and (2) the Executive’s termination for Good Reason must occur within one hundred eighty (180) days after the Executive becomes aware of a condition that gives the Executive the right to terminate his employment with the Company for Good Reason.
5. GOLDEN PARACHUTE LIMITATION. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, to the extent any amount to be paid or benefit to be provided to the Executive pursuant to this Agreement or otherwise (collectively, the “Payments”) would be treated as an “excess parachute payment,” as that phrase is defined in Section 280G of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”), then the amounts and benefits the Executive would otherwise receive shall be either:
(a) paid or allowed in full; or
(b) reduced (but not below zero) to the Reduced Amount, whichever of the foregoing amounts, taking into account the applicable federal, state and local income, employment and excise taxes (including, without limitation, the excise tax imposed upon the Executive under Section 4999 of the Code) results in the Executive’s receipt on an after-tax basis of the greatest amount of Payments. For purposes of this section, the “Reduced Amount” shall be an amount expressed in present value which maximizes the aggregate present value of all Payments without causing any Payment to be nondeductible by the Company because of Section 280G or subjecting the Executive to an excise tax under Section 4999 of the Code. The Company may elect which and how much of the Payments shall be eliminated or reduced (as long as after such election the aggregate present value of the Payments equals the Reduced Amount) and shall notify the Executive promptly of such election. Unless the Company and the Executive otherwise agree in writing, any determination required under this Section 5 will be made in writing by the Company’s independent public accountants immediately prior to a Change of Control or such other person or entity to which the parties mutually agree (the “Firm”), whose determination will be conclusive and binding upon the Executive and the Company. For purposes of making the calculations required by this Section 5, the Firm may make reasonable assumptions and approximations concerning applicable taxes and may rely on reasonable, good faith interpretations concerning the application of Sections 280G and 4999 of the Code. The Company and the Executive will furnish to the Firm such information and documents as the Firm may reasonably request in order to make a determination under this Section. The Company will bear all costs the Firm may incur in connection with any calculations contemplated by this Section 5.
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