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ACETO CORP filed this Form 8-K/A on 10/17/2017
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Exhibit A




WHEREAS, _________ (the “Executive”) and Aceto Corporation, a New York corporation (the “Company”) are parties to a Change in Control Agreement, dated as of __________, 2017 (the “Agreement”), which provides for certain payments and benefits in the event of a Qualifying Termination following a Change in Control (as such terms are defined in the Agreement); and


WHEREAS, as a condition to receiving certain payments and benefits under the Agreement, the Executive has agreed to enter into and not revoke this Release Agreement (this “Release”);


NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises and for other good and valuable consideration received or to be received in accordance with the terms of the Agreement, it is agreed as follows:


1.           Without prejudice to enforcement of the covenants, promises and/or rights reserved herein, the Executive (on his own behalf and on behalf of his heirs and legal representatives) hereby irrevocably and unconditionally releases, acquits and forever discharges the Company, each of its past, present and future direct and indirect affiliated entities, parents, subsidiaries, related companies and divisions (collectively, “Affiliates”) and each of their respective past, present and future stockholders, trustees, members, partners, employee benefit plans (and such plans’ fiduciaries, agents, administrators and insurers), directors, officers employees, agents and attorneys (individually and in their official capacities), as well as any predecessors, future successors and assigns or estates of any of the foregoing (collectively, “Releasees”), or any of them, from any and all charges, complaints, claims, liabilities, obligations, promises, agreements, controversies, damages, actions, causes of action, suits, rights, demands, costs, losses, debts and expenses (including attorneys’ fees and costs actually incurred) of any nature whatsoever, known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected, whether under federal, state, local or foreign law, rule, regulation or otherwise, arising out of the Agreement, Executive’s employment by the Company or its Affiliates, including, without limitation, under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, the Equal Pay Act, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, the Federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (“ADEA”), as amended, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”), as amended, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, as amended, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act (“OWBPA”), as amended, the Worker Adjustment Retraining and Notification Act (“WARN”), as amended, the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), as amended, the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (“OSHA”), the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, and the New York State Human Rights Law, New York Retaliatory Action by Employers Law, New York Wage and Labor Law and the New York Civil Rights Law, that the Executive now has, or has ever had, or ever will have, against each or any of the Releasees, by reason of any and all acts, omissions, events, circumstances or facts existing or occurring up through the date of the Executive’s execution and delivery hereof. Anything to the contrary notwithstanding, nothing herein shall release the Company or any other Releasees from any claims or damages based on (i) any right the Executive may have to enforce this Release, (ii) any right or claim that arises from acts, omissions, events, circumstances or facts which will exist or occur after the date this Release is executed, (iii) any right the Executive may have to vested benefits or entitlements under any applicable plan, agreement, program, award, policy or arrangement of the Company or its Affiliates; (iv) any right the Executive may have to coverage, indemnification and/or advancement of legal expenses in accordance with applicable laws and/or in any contract, corporate document, or otherwise, between the Company or its Affiliates and the Executive, or any Directors & Officers or other insurance plans or policies maintained by the Company or its Affiliates and applicable to the Executive; or (v) any right the Executive may have to obtain contribution as permitted by law in the event of entry of judgment against the Executive as a result of any act or failure to act for which the Executive, on the one hand, and the Company or any other Releasees, on the other hand, are jointly liable.


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