AMENDMENT to EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT and RESIGNATION

 
                              EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT
 
      This Employment Agreement (this "AGREEMENT") is made as of October 11,
2004, between Seth Johnson ("EXECUTIVE") and Pacific Sunwear of California, Inc.
(the "COMPANY").
 
                                     RECITAL
 
      The Company desires to establish its right to the services of Executive in
the capacities described below, on the terms and conditions hereinafter set
forth, and Executive is willing to accept such employment on such terms and
conditions.
 
                                    AGREEMENT
 
      The parties agree as follows:
 
1. DUTIES
 
      (a)   The Company does hereby hire, engage, and employ Executive in the
following capacities: (i) from November 1, 2004 through March 31, 2005, as Chief
Operating Officer and (ii) from and after April 1, 2005, as Chief Executive
Officer. Executive does hereby accept and agree to such hiring, engagement, and
employment. Executive shall serve the Company in such positions in conformity
with the provisions of this Agreement, directives of the Board of Directors of
the Company (the "BOARD"), and the corporate policies of the Company as they
presently exist, and as such policies may be amended, modified, changed, or
adopted from time to time. Executive shall have duties and authority consistent
with Executive's positions of Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive
Officer, as applicable. Executive will be elected to the Board effective
November 1, 2004, and, subject to the recommendations of the Company's
nominating and governance committees and shareholder vote, shall continue to
serve on the Board during his employment hereunder. Executive shall not receive
additional compensation for such Board service.
 
      (b)   Throughout his employment, Executive shall devote his time, energy,
and skill to the performance of his duties for the Company, vacations and other
leave authorized under this Agreement excepted. During his employment hereunder,
Executive shall not serve on the board of any other publicly traded company
without first receiving the written consent of the Board. The foregoing
notwithstanding, Executive shall be permitted to engage in charitable and
community affairs provided that such activities do not materially interfere with
the performance of Executive's duties hereunder.
 
      (c)   Executive hereby represents to the Company that the execution and
delivery of this Agreement by Executive and the Company and the performance by
Executive of Executive's duties hereunder shall not constitute a breach of, or
otherwise contravene, the terms of any other employment or other agreement or
policy to which Executive is a party
 
 
or otherwise bound. This Agreement is further contingent upon Executive
providing to the Company satisfactory evidence that he has been released from
the restrictive covenant, as it relates to the Company, contained in the May 20,
2004 Retirement Agreement between Executive and Abercrombie & Fitch Co.
 
2. TERM
 
      The term of this Agreement (the "Term") shall commence on November 1,
2004, and shall terminate on October 31, 2006; provided, however, the Company
may, at its sole discretion, extend the agreement for an additional one-year
period, such period to commence November 1, 2006 and terminate on October 31,
2007. Such notice of an intent to extend the agreement for the additional
one-year period must be given no later than ninety (90) days prior to the
expiration of the initial two-year period.
 
3. COMPENSATION
 
      (a)   BASE SALARY. From November 1, 2004, through March 31, 2005,
Executive's base salary shall be at a rate of $850,000 annually, paid in
accordance with regular payroll practices, but not less than monthly. Effective
April 1, 2005, Executive's base salary shall be increased to $1,000,000
annually, paid in accordance with regular payroll practices, but not less than
monthly. Commencing in or around April 2006, Executive will be eligible for an
annual performance and salary review, with any corresponding increase to be
determined by the Compensation Committee of the Company, who will consider such
increase in good faith and with consideration for the performance of Executive
and the Company during the just-concluded fiscal year.
 
      (b)   BONUS. Executive will be eligible to participate in the Company's
2004 bonus plan and will be guaranteed a payment of $300,000 for fiscal 2004.
Such bonus payment will be made on or around April 1, 2005. Commencing with
fiscal 2005, and commensurate with Executive's position as Chief Executive
Officer, Executive's target bonus will be 100% of base salary with a maximum of
200% of base salary if the Company reaches its established stretch target. Such
bonus shall be based upon the Company's achievement of financial performance
criteria to be established each fiscal year by the Company. The bonus payment,
if any, shall be made in or around April of each year of the Term. Executive
must be employed on the date the bonus is paid in order to be eligible for any
part of the bonus. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the Company determines in
good faith that there is a reasonable likelihood that any bonus payable to
Executive would not be deductible by the Company for federal income tax purposes
solely by reason of the limitation under Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue
Code of 1986, as amended ("Section 162(m)"), then to the extent reasonably
deemed necessary by the Company to ensure that the entire amount of such bonus
is deductible, the Company may defer payment of all or any portion of such
bonus. The amount of bonus so deferred shall accrue interest at the rate of 7.5%
per year, compounded monthly, until paid. The amount of such deferred bonus and
accrued interest shall be paid to Executive (or his estate in the event of his
death) at the earliest possible date, as determined by the Company in good
 
 
faith, on which the deductibility of compensation paid or payable to Executive
for the taxable year of the Company for which the payment is made will not be
limited by Section 162(m).
 
      (c)   EQUITY COMPENSATION. The Compensation Committee of the Board of
Directors has approved a grant to Executive of 150,000 shares of nonqualified
stock options at fair market value on Executive's start date, as well as an
additional 150,000 shares of nonqualified stock options at fair market value as
of April 1, 2005. All such options shall be granted under and subject to the
Company's Stock Option Plan and will have a three (3) year vesting period, with
one-third becoming vested on the first anniversary of the respective grant date
and subsequent pro rata monthly vesting occurring thereafter consistent with a
three-year vesting schedule, provided, however, if accounting rules change to
require the expensing of stock options, the Compensation Committee may, after
consultation with Executive, provide a modified program using restricted stock
or other instruments, such alternative instruments to be valued at substantially
the same value as the initial grants of stock options, calculated as of the
dates of the intended stock option grants.
 
4. BENEFITS
 
      (a)   HEALTH, WELFARE AND PENSION. During Executive's employment,
Executive shall be entitled to participate, on the same terms and at the same
level as other executives, in all health and welfare benefit plans and programs
and all retirement, deferred compensation and similar plans and programs
generally available to other executives or employees of the Company as in effect
from time to time, subject to any legally required restrictions specified in
such plans and programs. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing,
during Executive's employment, the Company shall provide term life insurance for
Executive in a face amount of $2,000,000, subject to all necessary medical
information and qualifying tests as are required by the insurance provider in
order to secure such coverage.
 
      (b)   VACATION AND OTHER LEAVE. Executive shall receive five (5) weeks
paid vacation per year. Such vacation shall be scheduled and taken in accordance
with the Company's standard vacation policies applicable to Company executives.
Executive shall also be entitled to all other holiday and leave pay generally
available to other executives of the Company.
 
      (c)   EXPENSE REIMBURSEMENTS. During Executive's employment, the Company
shall, pursuant to the Company's expense reimbursement policies, promptly
reimburse Executive for reasonable expenses incurred in connection with
performance of his duties for the Company.
 
      (d)   AUTOMOBILE ALLOWANCE. During Executive's employment, Executive shall
be paid a car allowance in the gross amount of $12,000 per year, paid on a
bi-weekly basis.
 
In addition, the Company shall reimburse you for costs associated with gas, auto
repairs, auto maintenance and auto insurance.
 
      (e)   RELOCATION. At the time of Executive's relocation from Ohio to
Southern California, which is expected to be in or about July 2005, the Company
shall pay for reasonable and customary expenses in regard to such move,
consistent with the terms and conditions of the relocation benefits provided to
executives. To assist Executive prior to his relocation to California, the
Company agrees to provide Executive with transportation back to Ohio every
weekend during the period from November 1, 2004 through June 30, 2005. In
addition, the Company agrees to provide temporary housing for Executive for that
same period of time.
 
5. DEATH OR DISABILITY
 
      (a)   DEFINITION OF PERMANENTLY DISABLED AND PERMANENT DISABILITY. For
purposes of this Agreement, the terms "DISABLED" or "DISABILITY" shall mean
Executive's inability, because of physical or mental illness or injury, to
perform the essential functions of his customary duties pursuant to this
Agreement, even with a reasonable accommodation, and the continuation of such
disabled condition for a period of one hundred twenty (120) continuous days, or
for not less than two hundred ten (210) days during any continuous twenty-four
(24) month period.
 
      (b)   TERMINATION DUE TO DEATH OR DISABILITY. If Executive dies,
Executive's employment shall automatically cease and terminate as of the date of
Executive's death. If Executive becomes Disabled during his employment, the
Company may terminate Executive's employment upon thirty (30) days notice to
Executive. In the event of the termination of employment hereunder due to
Executive's death or Disability, Executive or his estate shall be entitled to
receive:
 
            (i)   a lump sum cash payment, payable on the termination of
                  Executive's employment, equal to the sum of (x) any accrued
                  but unpaid base salary as of the date of Executive's
                  termination of employment hereunder and (y) any earned but
                  unpaid annual incentive compensation in respect of the most
                  recently completed fiscal year preceding Executive's
                  termination of employment hereunder (the "EARNED/UNPAID ANNUAL
                  BONUS") (collectively "ACCRUED OBLIGATIONS"); and
 
            (ii)  such employee benefits, if any, as to which Executive may be
                  entitled under the employee benefit plans and arrangements of
                  the Company.
 
 
6. TERMINATION BY THE COMPANY
 
      (a)   TERMINATION FOR CAUSE. The Company may, by providing written notice
to Executive, terminate the Period of Employment and Executive's employment
hereunder for Cause at any time. The term "CAUSE" for purpose of this Agreement
shall mean:
 
            (i)   Executive's conviction of or entrance of a plea of guilty or
                  nolo contendere to a felony; or
 
            (ii)  fraudulent conduct by Executive in connection with the
                  business affairs of the Company; or
 
            (iii) theft, embezzlement, or other criminal misappropriation of
                  funds by Executive from the Company; or
 
            (iv)  Executive's bad faith refusal to (a) perform the duties of
                  Chief Operating Officer or Chief Executive Officer, as the
                  case may be, or (b) follow the lawful orders of the Board of
                  Directors; or
 
            (v)   Executive's willful misconduct, which has, or would if
                  generally known, materially adversely affect the good will,
                  business, or reputation of the Company; or
 
            (vi)  Executive's material breach of this Agreement.
 
      If Executive's employment is terminated for Cause, the termination shall
take effect on the effective date of written notice of such termination to
Executive.
 
      In the event of the termination of Executive's employment hereunder due to
a termination by the Company for Cause, then Executive shall be entitled to
receive: (i) payment of Accrued Obligations on the effective date of Executive's
termination; and (ii) such employee benefits, if any, as to which Executive may
be entitled under the employee benefit plans and arrangements of the Company.
 
      If the Company attempts to terminate Executive's employment pursuant to
this Section 6(a) and it is ultimately determined that the Company lacked Cause,
the provisions of Section 6(b) ("Termination by the Company-Termination Without
Cause") shall apply and Executive shall be entitled to receive the payments
called for by Section 6(b) ("Termination by the Company-Termination Without
Cause").
 
      (b)   TERMINATION WITHOUT CAUSE. The Company may, with or without reason,
terminate Executive's employment hereunder without Cause at any time, by
providing Executive thirty (30) days written notice of such termination. In the
event of the termination of Executive's employment hereunder due to a
termination by the Company
without Cause (other than due to Executive's death or Disability), then
Executive shall be entitled to:
 
            (i)   payment of Accrued Obligations on the effective date of
                  Executive's termination;
 
            (ii)  such employee benefits, if any, as to which Executive may be
                  entitled under the employee benefit plans and arrangements of
                  the Company;
 
            (iii) continued payment of Executive's base salary, in the Company's
                  normal payroll cycle for the greater of twelve (12) months or
                  the remainder of the initial Term, or extension Term in the
                  event the Company had previously exercised the extension
                  option; and
 
            (iv)  a "PRO RATA PORTION OF THE BONUS," meaning an amount equal to
                  any bonus to which Executive would have been entitled had
                  Executive remained an employee for the balance of the fiscal
                  year in which his employment terminated multiplied by a
                  fraction, the numerator of which is the number of days from
                  February 1 to the date of Executive's termination, and the
                  denominator of which is 365. Such Pro Rata Portion of the
                  Bonus, if any, shall be paid to Executive in a single payment
                  within 75 days of the end of the Company's fiscal year
 
      If Executive's employment is terminated without Cause, the termination
shall take effect on the effective date of written notice of such termination to
Executive.
 
7. TERMINATION BY EMPLOYEE
 
      (a)   TERMINATION. Executive shall have the right to terminate Executive's
employment hereunder at any time by providing one hundred twenty (120) days
written notice of such termination to the Company. Any such termination by the
Executive shall be treated for all purposes of this Agreement as a termination
by the Company for Cause and the provisions of Section 6(a) shall apply.
 
8. EXPIRATION OF TERM
 
      In the event the Company does not exercise the extension option, and
Executive's employment has not otherwise been terminated pursuant to this
Agreement, the Agreement will expire and Executive's employment shall terminate
effective October 31, 2006. In such event, Executive shall be entitled to
receive: (i) payment of accrued obligations on the date of termination; (ii)
such employee benefits, if any, as to which Executive may be entitled under the
employee benefit plans and arrangements of the Company; and (iii) continuation
of Employee's salary at his then current base rate of pay (less applicable taxes
and withholdings) for a period of 12 months after October 31, 2006, such
payments to be made in accordance with Company's usual payroll practices. In the
event the Company exercises its extension option, and Executive's employment has
not otherwise been terminated pursuant to this Agreement, Executive's employment
shall terminate effective October 31, 2007. In such event Executive shall be
entitled to receive (i) payment of accrued obligations on the date of
termination; and (ii) such employee benefits, if any, as to which Executive may
be entitled under the employee benefit plans and arrangements of the Company;
and (iii) continuation of Employee's salary at his then current base rate of pay
(less applicable taxes and withholdings) for a period of 12 months after October
31, 2007, such payments to be made in accordance with Company's usual payroll
practices.
 
9. EFFECT OF TERMINATION ON BOARD MEMBERSHIP.
 
      Executive agrees that any termination of Executive's employment hereunder
by either Executive or the Company shall, unless otherwise agreed in writing by
Executive and the Company, effect a resignation of Executive from the Board of
Directors concurrent with the termination date.
 
10. NON-COMPETITION.
 
      Executive acknowledges and recognizes the highly competitive nature of the
businesses of the Company and its affiliates and accordingly agrees as follows:
 
      (a)   During his employment, Executive will not, directly or indirectly,
(i) engage in any business for Executive's own account that competes with the
business of the Company or its affiliates (including, without limitation,
businesses which the Company or its affiliates have specific plans to conduct in
the future and as to which Executive is aware of such planning), (ii) enter the
employ of, or render any services to, any person engaged in any business that
competes with the business of the Company or its affiliates, (iii) acquire a
financial interest in any person engaged in any business that competes with the
business of the Company or its affiliates, directly or indirectly, as an
individual, partner, shareholder, officer, director, principal, agent, trustee
or consultant, or (iv) interfere with business relationships (whether formed
before or after the date of this Agreement) between the Company or any of its
affiliates and customers, suppliers, partners, members or investors of the
Company or its affiliates. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing,
Executive agrees that any designer, manufacturer, wholesaler or retailer which
designs, manufactures, markets or sells specialty apparel, clothing or
accessories to the age groups between eleven (11) and thirty-five (35) and where
such designer, manufacturer, wholesaler or retailer operates within seventy-five
(75) miles of any location of the Company or any subsidiary or affiliate, would
be "in competition with the business of the Company" or its subsidiaries or
affiliates.
 
 
      (b)   Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement,
Executive may, directly or indirectly, own, solely as an investment, securities
of any person engaged in the business of the Company or its affiliates which are
publicly traded on a national or regional stock exchange or on an
over-the-counter market if Executive (i) is not a controlling person of, or a
member of a group which controls, such person and (ii) does not, directly or
indirectly, own five percent (5%) or more of any class of securities of such
person.
 
11. ANTISOLICITATION.
 
      Executive promises and agrees that during his employment, and for a period
of one year thereafter, he will not influence or attempt to influence customers,
vendors, or business partners of the Company or any of its present or future
subsidiaries or affiliates, either directly or indirectly, to divert their
business to any individual, partnership, firm, corporation or other entity then
in competition with the business of the Company, or any subsidiary or affiliate
of the Company.
 
12. SOLICITING EMPLOYEES.
 
      Executive promises and agrees that during his employment, and for a period
of one year thereafter, he will not directly or indirectly solicit any of the
Company employees to work for any business, individual, partnership, firm,
corporation, or other entity then in competition with the business of the
Company or any subsidiary or affiliate of the Company.
 
13. CONFIDENTIALITY.
 
      Executive will not at any time (whether during or after his employment
with the Company), unless compelled by lawful process, disclose or use for his
own benefit or purposes or the benefit or purposes of any other person, firm,
partnership, joint venture, association, corporation or other business
organization, entity or enterprise other than the Company and any of its
subsidiaries or affiliates, any trade secrets, or other confidential data or
information relating to customers, design programs, costs, marketing, sales
activities, promotion, credit and financial data, financing methods, or plans of
the Company or of any subsidiary or affiliate of the Company; provided that the
foregoing shall not apply to information which is not unique to the Company or
which is generally known to the industry or the public other than as a result of
Executive's breach of this covenant. Executive agrees that upon termination of
his employment with the Company for any reason, or upon the request of the
Company, he will return to the Company immediately all memoranda, books, papers,
plans, information, letters and other data, and all copies thereof or therefrom,
in any way relating to the business of the Company and its affiliates. Executive
further agrees that he will not retain or use for his account at any time any
trade names, trademark or other proprietary business designation used or owned
in connection with the business of the Company or its affiliates.
14. INJUNCTIVE RELIEF.
 
      It is expressly agreed that the Company will or would suffer irreparable
injury if Executive were to breach any of sections 10 through 13 above and that
the Company would by reason of such conduct be entitled, in addition to any
other remedies, to injunctive relief. Executive consents and stipulates to the
entry of such injunctive relief prohibiting Executive from engaging in conduct
which violates such section or sections, as applicable.
 
15. ASSIGNMENT
 
      This Agreement is personal in its nature and neither of the parties hereto
shall, without the consent of the other, assign or transfer this Agreement or
any rights or obligations hereunder; provided, however, that, in the event of a
merger, consolidation, or transfer or sale of all or substantially all of the
assets of the Company with or to any other individual(s) or entity, this
Agreement shall, subject to the provisions hereof, be binding upon and inure to
the benefit of such successor and such successor shall discharge and perform all
the promises, covenants, duties, and obligations of the Company hereunder.
 
16. GOVERNING LAW
 
      This Agreement and the legal relations hereby created between the parties
hereto shall be governed by and construed under and in accordance with the
internal laws of the State of California, without regard to conflicts of laws
principles thereof.
 
17. ENTIRE AGREEMENT
 
      This Agreement embodies the entire agreement of the parties hereto
respecting the matters within its scope. This Agreement supersedes all prior
agreements of the parties hereto on the subject matter hereof. Any prior
negotiations, correspondence, agreements, proposals, or understandings relating
to the subject matter hereof shall he deemed to be merged into this Agreement
and to the extent inconsistent herewith, such negotiations, correspondence,
agreements, proposals, or understandings shall be deemed to be of no force or
effect. There are no representations, warranties, or agreements, whether express
or implied, or oral or written, with respect to the subject matter hereof,
except as set forth herein.
 
18. MODIFICATIONS
 
      This Agreement shall not be modified by any oral agreement, either express
or implied, and all modifications hereof shall be in writing and signed by the
parties hereto.
19. WAIVER
 
      Failure to insist upon strict compliance with any of the terms, covenants,
or conditions hereof shall not be deemed a waiver of such term, covenant, or
condition, nor shall any waiver or relinquishment of, or failure to insist upon
strict compliance with, any right or power hereunder at any one or more times be
deemed a waiver or relinquishment of such right or power at any other time or
times.
 
20. NUMBER AND GENDER
 
      Where the context requires, the singular shall include the plural, the
plural shall include the singular, and any gender shall include all other
genders.
 
21. SECTION HEADINGS
 
      The section headings in this Agreement are for the purpose of convenience
only and shall not limit or otherwise affect any of the terms hereof.
 
22. ARBITRATION
 
      Any controversy arising out of or relating to this Agreement, its
enforcement or interpretation, or because of an alleged breach, default, or
misrepresentation in connection with any of its provisions, or any other
controversy arising out of Executive's employment, including, but not limited
to, any state or federal statutory claims, shall be submitted to arbitration in
Orange County, California, before a sole arbitrator selected from Judicial
Arbitration and Mediation Services, Inc., Orange County, California, or its
successor ("JAMS"), or if JAMS is no longer able to supply the arbitrator, such
arbitrator shall be selected from the American Arbitration Association, and
shall be conducted in accordance with the provisions of California Code of Civil
Procedure Sections 1280 et seq. as the exclusive forum for the resolution of
such dispute. Pursuant to California Code of Civil Procedure Section 1281.8,
provisional injunctive relief may, but need not, be sought by either party to
this Agreement in a court of law while arbitration proceedings are pending, and
any provisional injunctive relief granted by such court shall remain effective
until the matter is finally determined by the Arbitrator. Final resolution of
any dispute through arbitration may include any remedy or relief which the
Arbitrator deems just and equitable, including any and all remedies provided by
applicable state or federal statutes. At the conclusion of the arbitration, the
Arbitrator shall issue a written decision that sets forth the essential findings
and conclusions upon which the Arbitrator's award or decision is based. Any
award or relief granted by the Arbitrator hereunder shall be final and binding
on the parties hereto and may be enforced by any court of competent
jurisdiction. The parties acknowledge and agree that they are hereby waiving any
rights to trial by jury in any action, proceeding or counterclaim brought by
either of the parties against the other in connection with any matter whatsoever
arising out of or in any way connected with this Agreement or Executive's
employment. The parties agree that Company shall be responsible for payment of
the forum costs of any arbitration hereunder, including the Arbitrator's fee.
Executive and Company further agree that in any proceeding to enforce the terms
of this Agreement, the prevailing party shall be entitled to its or his
reasonable attorneys' fees and costs (other
 
than forum costs associated with the arbitration) incurred by it or him in
connection with resolution of the dispute in addition to any other relief
granted.
 
23. SEVERABILITY
 
      In the event that a court of competent jurisdiction determines that any
portion of this Agreement is in violation of any statute or public policy, then
only the portions of this Agreement which violate such statute or public policy
shall be stricken, and all portions of this Agreement which do not violate any
statute or public policy shall continue in full force and effect. Furthermore,
any court order striking any portion of this Agreement shall modify the stricken
terms as narrowly as possible to give as much effect as possible to the
intentions of the parties under this Agreement.
 
24. NOTICES
 
      All notices under this Agreement shall be in writing and shall be either
personally delivered or mailed postage prepaid, by certified mail, return
receipt requested:
 
      (a)   if to the Company:
 
            Pacific Sunwear of California, Inc.
            Attention: Abby Areinoff, VP, HR
            3450 East Miraloma Avenue
            Anaheim, California 92806
 
      (b)   if to Executive:
 
            Seth Johnson
            8744 Tartan Fields Dr.
            Dublin, Ohio 43017
 
Notice shall be effective when personally delivered, or five (5) business days
after being so mailed.
 
25. COUNTERPARTS
 
      This Agreement may be executed in any number of counterparts, each of
which shall be deemed an original and all of which together shall constitute one
and the same instrument.
 
26. WITHHOLDING TAXES
 
      The Company may withhold from any amounts payable under this Agreement
such federal, state and local taxes as may be required to be withheld pursuant
to any applicable law or regulation.
 
      IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Company and Executive have executed this
Employment Agreement as of the date first above written.
 
                                         THE COMPANY:
                                         PACIFIC SUNWEAR OF CALIFORNIA, INC.
 
                                         By: ___________________________________
 
                                         Name:__________________________________
 
                                         Title: ________________________________
 
                                         EXECUTIVE:
                                         SETH JOHNSON
 
                                         _______________________________________
 
 

Mr. Seth Johnson
Chief Executive Officer
Pacific Sunwear of California, Inc.
3450 East Miraloma Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92806

Re: Notice of Election to Extend Employment Agreement

Dear Seth:

     Reference is made to the Employment Agreement (the “Agreement”) between you and Pacific Sunwear of California, Inc. (the “Company”), dated October 11, 2004. We are delivering to you this letter on this date (July 28, 2006). Please be advised by this letter that the Company hereby elects to extend the Agreement for an additional one-year period ending on October 31, 2007, in accordance with Section 2 of the Agreement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sincerely,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ GERALD M. CHANEY 

 

 

 

 

 

Gerald M. Chaney

 

 

 

 

 

Sr. Vice President, Chief Financial

 

 

 

 

 

Officer and Secretary

 

 

 

 
 
 

Exhibit 10.1

AMENDMENT
to
EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT
and
RESIGNATION

     This AMENDMENT TO EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT AND RESIGNATION (this “Amendment”) is dated as of September 29, 2006, by and between Pacific Sunwear of California, Inc., a California corporation (the “Company”), and Seth Johnson (“Executive”).

     WHEREAS, the Company and Executive previously entered into an Employment Agreement, dated October 11, 2004 (the “Agreement”); and

     WHEREAS, in connection with Executive’s voluntary decision to resign from his position as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors of the Company and as an officer and/or member of the board of directors of each of the Company’s subsidiaries as of September 29, 2006, the Company and Executive desire to further amend the terms of the Agreement as set forth herein;

     NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the above recitals which are incorporated by reference and made a part of this Agreement and for such other good and valuable consideration that the parties acknowledge to be adequate, the parties agree as follows:

     1. Section 6(b) of the Agreement is hereby amended by the deletion of the phrase “, by providing Executive thirty (30) days written notice of such termination” and modifying Section 6(b)(iii) as follows:

     (iii) continued payment of Executive’s base salary at an annual rate of $1,040,000 (less applicable withholdings and deductions), in the Company’s normal payroll cycle, for the period of October 1, 2006 through October 31, 2007;

and adding a new Section 6(b)(v) and a new Section 6(b)(vi) as follows:

     (v) continued coverage on the same basis as present of Executive’s health, dental and vision benefits through the term of Executive’s receipt of continued base salary as provided in Section 6(b)(iii), following which Executive shall be eligible for coverage for eighteen months pursuant to COBRA at his own expense; and

     (vi) continuation of Executive’s existing standard employee discount privilege through October 31, 2007.

     2. The text in Section 7 of the Agreement is hereby deleted in its entirety and is replaced with the following:

 


 

     TERMINATION BY EMPLOYEE

     (a) TERMINATION. Executive’s resignation effected pursuant to that certain Amendment to Employment Agreement and Resignation, dated as of September 29, 2006, by and between the Company and Executive, shall be treated for all purposes of this Agreement as a termination by the Company without Cause and the provisions of Section 6(b) (including those changes effected by this Amendment) shall apply.

     3. Executive hereby voluntarily resigns from his position as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, as a member of the Company’s Board of Directors, and as an officer and/or member of the board of directors of each of the Company’s subsidiaries, as of September 29, 2006. In accordance with Section 6(b)(iii) of the Agreement, as modified by this Amendment, the Company shall pay Executive his base salary at an annual rate of $1,040,000 (less applicable withholdings and deductions) for the period of October 1, 2006 through October 31, 2007, in accordance with the Company’s normal payroll schedule, shall pay Executive a “Pro Rata Portion of the Bonus” (as defined in the Agreement), if any, and shall pay the premiums of Executive’s health, dental and vision benefits through October 31, 2007. The Company also shall promptly pay to Executive his accrued but unused vacation through the date hereof and, subject to the submission of customary expense reports, shall promptly pay to him any unreimbursed Company business expenses through the date hereof.

     4. During the period that Executive will continue to receive his base salary pursuant to Section 6(b)(iii) of the Agreement, Executive agrees that he will provide reasonable cooperation to the Company and its directors and officers in the transition of his duties and related matters, and the Company agrees that it will promptly reimburse Executive for any out-of-pocket expenses incurred by Executive in providing such reasonable cooperation.

     5. Except as expressly modified herein, the Agreement shall remain in full force and effect in accordance with its original terms.

     6. Capitalized terms that are not defined herein shall have the meanings ascribed to them in the Agreement.

     7. This Amendment may be executed in one or more counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original, but all of which together shall constitute one and the same instrument.

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     IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have caused this Amendment to be duly executed and delivered on the day and year first above written.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PACIFIC SUNWEAR OF CALIFORNIA, INC. “Company”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

 

/s/ Gerald M. Chaney

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name:

 

Gerald M. Chaney

 

 

 

 

Title:

 

Chief Financial Officer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SETH JOHNSON

 

 

 

 

“Executive”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Seth Johnson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seth Johnson

 

 

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