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EX-10.80 2 exhibit10-80.htm MANAGEMENT COMPENSATION AGREEMENT - MENKE



Exhibit 10.80

 

 

 

 

MANAGEMENT COMPENSATION AGREEMENT

 

(Chief Executive Officer)

 

between

 

PINNACLE AIRLINES CORP.

 

and

 

SEAN E. MENKE

 

dated as of

 

June 21, 2011

 

 

 

 


 

 

Management Compensation Agreement

 

for the Chief Executive Officer

 

of

 

Pinnacle Airlines Corp.

 

This Management Compensation Agreement (the "Agreement") is made and entered into as of June 21, 2011, by and between Pinnacle Airlines Corp., a Delaware corporation ("Company"), and SEAN E. MENKE ("Executive").

 

RECITALS

 

Company and Executive wish to enter into an employment relationship and to set forth the terms and conditions of such employment and compensation.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual promises and agreements contained herein, Company and Executive, intending to be legally bound, hereby agree as follows.

 

1.           Terms of Employment.

 

1.1           Employment.  Company agrees to employ Executive, and Executive agrees to serve Company, on the terms and conditions set forth herein.

 

1.2           Position and Duties.  During the term of Executive's employment hereunder, Executive shall serve as President and Chief Executive Officer of Company and shall have such powers and duties as set forth in Appendix 1 to Attachment "A" or such other powers and duties as may from time to time be prescribed by the Board of Directors.  Executive shall devote substantially all his working time and effort to the business and affairs of Company and its Affiliates.  Except as set forth in Attachment "A", Executive shall obtain the approval prior to accepting any duties or responsibilities related to businesses other than Company and its Affiliates or charitable/community organizations (from the Chairman of the Board, or from the Board of Directors if Executive's time commitment may become significant, in the discretion of the Chairman).

 

2.           Compensation.

 

2.1           Annual.  Executive's Base Salary in effect on the Effective Date shall be as set forth on Attachment "A" hereto, as modified thereafter by the Board.  Executive's Base Salary shall be payable in accordance with Company's payroll policies.

 

2.2.           Incentive Compensation Programs.  In addition to Base Salary, Executive shall continue while employed hereunder to participate in Company's incentive compensation programs (including any annual bonus program, any long-term incentive program, and any successor programs) as set forth on Attachment "A" hereto (including any future amendments) (the "Incentive Compensation Programs").

 

 

 

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2.3           Expenses.  During the term of Executive's employment hereunder, Executive shall be entitled to receive prompt reimbursements for all reasonable expenses incurred in performing services hereunder, provided that Executive properly accounts therefor in accordance with Company policy.

 

2.4           Benefit Programs.  During the term of his employment, Company shall provide Executive with the same benefits that it provides generally to its other employees or specifically to its executive employees, including but not limited to life insurance equal to his Base Salary, medical, and dental insurance, pension, vacation, bonus, profit-sharing and savings plans and similar benefits, as such plans and benefits may be adopted, modified or eliminated by Company from time to time.

 

2.5           Indemnification and Insurance.  Company shall indemnify Executive with respect to matters relating to Executive's services as an officer and/or director of Company or any of its Affiliates to the extent set forth in Company's Certificate of Incorporation (limited by Delaware law, as reflected in Company's form of Indemnity Agreement being executed by Executive and Company contemporaneously herewith) as in effect on the date hereof as amended from time to time and in accordance with the terms of any other indemnification which is generally applicable to executive officers of Company or of its Affiliates that may be provided by Company or any such Affiliate from time to time.  The foregoing indemnity is contractual and will survive any adverse amendment to or repeal of the Certificate of Incorporation.  Company shall also cover Executive under any policy of officers' and (if Executive is a director at the relevant time) directors' liability insurance provided that such coverage is comparable to that provided currently or hereafter to any other executive officer or (if Executive is a director at the relevant time) director of Company.  The provisions of this Paragraph 2.5 shall survive termination of Executive's employment.

 

3.           Termination of Employment.

 

3.1           Upon Death.  Executive's employment hereunder shall terminate upon his death.

 

3.2           By Company.  Company may terminate Executive's employment hereunder at any time with or without Cause.

 

3.3           By Executive.  Executive may terminate his employment hereunder at any time for any reason.

 

3.4           Notice of Termination.  Any termination of Executive's employment hereunder (other than by death) shall be communicated by thirty (30) days' advance written Notice of Termination by the terminating party to the other party to this Agreement; provided that no Notice of Termination is required in advance if the  Executive is terminated by Company for Cause.

 

 

 

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4.           Payments in the Event of Termination of Employment.

 

4.1           Payments in the Event of Termination by Company for Cause or Voluntary Termination by Executive.  If Executive's employment hereunder is terminated by Company for Cause or by Executive other than for Good Reason, Company shall pay Executive (a) his accrued and unpaid Base Salary through the Date of Termination and (b) any vested or accrued and unpaid payments, rights or benefits Executive may be otherwise entitled to receive pursuant to the terms of any retirement, pension or other employee benefit or compensation plan (but not any Incentive Compensation Program) maintained by Company at the time or times provided therein.

 

4.2           Payments in the Event of Termination by Company other than for Cause or by Executive for Good Reason.  If Executive's employment hereunder is terminated by Company other than for Cause, or by Executive for Good Reason, and Executive experiences a Separation From Service:

 

(a)          Company shall pay Executive:

 

(i) his accrued and unpaid Base Salary through the Date of Termination;

 

(ii) any accrued and unpaid bonus or additional compensation under any annual bonus plan (the "Incentive Bonus") for any calendar year ended before the Date of Termination;

 

(iii) a pro rata share (based on days employed during the applicable year) of any unpaid Incentive Bonus Executive would otherwise have received with respect to the year in which the Date of Termination occurs, payable at the time the Incentive Bonus would otherwise be payable to Executive; provided, however, that 100% of the Incentive Bonus shall be determined solely with reference to the actual financial performance of Company for the full year (based on the goals previously established with respect thereto) (rather than a portion of the Incentive Bonus determined on the basis of individual performance), if there are such financial goals previously established; provided, further, in the event that no Company financial performance goals have been established for such year, then that portion of the Incentive Bonus that would have (but for this Section 4.2(a)) related to the achievement of the individual performance target shall be deemed to have been fully achieved and shall determine 100% of the Incentive Bonus potential; and

 

(iv) any vested or accrued and unpaid payments, rights or benefits Executive may be otherwise entitled to receive pursuant to the terms of any written retirement, pension or other employee benefit or compensation plan maintained by Company at the time or times provided therein.

 

 

(b)

In addition to the compensation and benefits described in Section 4.2(a):

 

 

 

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(i)          If Executive's employment hereunder is terminated by Company other than for Cause or if Executive terminates his employment for Good Reason, and in either event Executive experiences a Separation From Service, then subject to the conditions stated below Company shall pay Executive, in substantially equal installments at Executive's regular pay intervals in effect prior to such Separation From Service, over a period of twenty four (24) months, an aggregate amount equal to two (2.0) (the "Multiple") times the sum of

 

(aa)          Executive's annual Base Salary, and

 

(bb)          the target Incentive Bonus for Executive with respect to the year in which the Separation From Service occurs (or if no target has been set for that year, the target Incentive Bonus for the most recent year in which a target Incentive Bonus was in effect).

 

The initial installment shall be paid to Executive on the first regular pay date which would have been in effect for Executive but for the Separation From Service and which occurs on or first following the date (the “First Severance Payment Date”) which is thirty (30) days after the date of Executive’s Separation From Service (the “Separation Date”).

 

(ii)          On the Separation Date, Executive's rights under any compensation or benefits programs shall become vested and any restrictions on restricted stock, stock options or contractual rights granted to Executive shall be removed, except as provided in Section 4.7 below.

 

(iii)           In addition, Company shall compensate Executive for transition expenses in the amount of $60,000 payable on the First Severance Payment Date.

 

(c)          Executive shall not be required to mitigate the amount of any payment provided for in this Section 4.2 by seeking other employment or otherwise, and no such payment shall be offset or reduced as a result of Executive obtaining new employment.

 

(d)          Notwithstanding anything else to the contrary in this Agreement, Company's obligation regarding the payments and acceleration provided for in Section 4.2(b)(i), (ii) and (iii) is expressly contingent upon Executive both (i) executing a general release in the form attached hereto as Attachment "B" (the "General Release") within twenty one (21) days after the Separation Date, and

 

     (ii) the time for revocation of the General Release having lapsed (as determined by counsel to Company) prior

to the date which is thirty (30) days after the Separation Date.

 

 

 

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4.3

Payment in the Event of Termination Upon Change in Control of Company.

 

(a)  In addition to Company's payment and benefits obligations to Executive upon events described in Section 4.2, if Executive remains employed by Company for the six-month period following the Change in Control, then, during the thirty (30) days following that six-month period, Executive shall be entitled to terminate his employment as a Separation From Servicewithout Good Reason, and upon any such Separation From Service Company shall be obligated to make the payments and provide the benefits to Executive as set forth in Section 4.2, exceptthat the aggregate amount payable pursuant to the Multiple shall be paid in a lump sum on the First Severance Payment Date.

 

(b)  Nothing set forth in Section 4.3(a) is intended or shall be construed to limit Executive's right to terminate his employment for Good Reason during the aforementioned six month period or to limit Company's obligation to make the payments or provide the benefits set forth in Section 4.2 upon events described in Section 4.2.

 

    (c)  Executive shall not be required to mitigate the amount of any payment provided for in this Section 4.3 by seeking other employment or otherwise, and no such payment shall be offset or reduced as a result of Executive obtaining new employment.

 

4.4           Payments in the Event of Termination upon Death or Termination by Company upon Disability.  If Executive's employment hereunder is terminated as a result of death or by Company as a result of Executive’s Disability:

 

(a)           Company shall pay Executive (i) his accrued and unpaid Base Salary through the Date of Termination and (ii) any vested or accrued and unpaid payments, rights or benefits Executive may be otherwise entitled to receive pursuant to the terms of any retirement, pension or other employee benefit or compensation plan maintained by Company at the time or times provided therein; and

 

(b)           Executive's rights under any compensation or benefits programs shall become vested and any restrictions on restricted stock, stock options or contractual rights granted to Executive shall be removed, except as provided in Section 4.7.

 

4.5           Flight Benefits.  After a Separation From Service, Company will provide flight benefits (x) on flights operated by Company as to which no permission is required from any other airline and (y) will request and use reasonable efforts to cause Delta Airlines (and any other of Company's customers requested by Executive) to extend travel benefits, (i) to Executive and his family for two years following termination of Executive’s employment (aa) by Company upon Disability or for other than Cause, (bb) by Executive upon a Change in Control or (cc) by Executive for Good Reason and (ii) to Executive’s family for two years following termination of this Agreement upon Executive’s death.

 

 

 

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4.6           Transfer of Insurance Policies Upon Termination.  Upon termination of Executive's employment by Company or by Executive, then within seventy five (75) days after the termination of employment Company shall transfer to Executive the transferable ownership of any Company owned insurance policy or policies on the life of Executive.  Executive shall be solely responsible for the payment of any premiums due after the Date of Termination.

 

4.7           Cash Awards Under Long-Term  Incentive Plan (“LTIP”).  As set forth in Sections 4.2(b)(ii) and 4.4(b), accelerated vesting of Executive’s rights under compensation and benefit programs occurs under the circumstances described in those sections.  For purposes of cash awards under Company’s LTIP as described in Attachment A, such acceleration means that (a) if the annual performance objective applicable to an award is achieved in a subject year that ended before the Separation Date and the payment date, then Company will pay Executive on the payment date the full amount of the award, and (b) if the annual performance objective applicable to an award is achieved in a subject year that ended after the Separation Date and prior to the payment date, then Company will pay Executive on the payment date an amount equal to such full amount multiplied by a fraction equal to the portion of the subject year which expired on the Separation Date.

 

4.8           Section 409A Applicability Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement to the contrary, in the case of compensation or benefits provided under Sections 4.2(b)(i) and 4.2(b)(iii) or similar compensation or benefits provided under Section 4.3(a), if the Executive is determined to be a Specified Employee at the time of a Separation From Service and the payment or provision of such compensation is made as a result of the Separation From Service, then no portion of such benefits or other such compensation shall be made before the date that is six (6) months after the Separation Date or, if earlier, the date of death of the Specified Employee.  Any compensation which would otherwise be paid within such six (6) month period after the Separation Date shall be paid on the date which is six (6) months and one day after the Separation Date, or the first business day thereafter.  The provisions and application of this paragraph will be construed and applied in a manner consistent with Code Section 409A and Treasury Regulations or other guidance issued thereunder.

 

5.           Board/Committee Resignation.  Executive's Separation From Service for any reason, shall constitute, as of the date of such termination and to the extent applicable, a resignation as an officer of Company and a resignation from the Board (and any committees thereof, including any committees as to which Executive bears some fiduciary responsibility to third parties, including fiduciary responsibilities arising under ERISA) and the Board of Directors (and any committees thereof) of any of Company's Affiliates and from the board of directors or similar governing body of any corporation, limited liability company or other entity in which Company or any Affiliate holds an equity interest and with respect to which board or similar governing body Executive serves as Company's or such Affiliate's designee or other representative.

 

 

 

 

 

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6.

Confidentiality, Non-Competition, Non-Solicitation, Non-Disparagement.

 

(a)  Confidentiality.  While employed by Company and thereafter, Executive shall not disclose any Confidential Information either directly or indirectly, to anyone (other than appropriate Company employees and advisors), or use such information for his own account, or for the account of any other person or entity, without the prior written consent of Company or except as required by law. This confidentiality covenant has no temporal or geographical restriction. For purposes of this Agreement, "Confidential Information" shall mean all non-public information respecting Company's business, including, but not limited to, its services, pricing, scheduling, products, research and development, processes, customer lists, marketing plans and strategies, and  financing plans, but excluding information that is, or becomes, available to the public (unless such availability occurs through an unauthorized act on the part of Executive). Upon termination of this Agreement, Executive shall promptly supply to Company all property and any other tangible product or document that has been produced by, received by or otherwise submitted to Executive during or prior to his term of employment, and shall not retain any copies thereof.

 

(b)  Non-Competition.  Executive acknowledges that his services are of special, unique and extraordinary value to Company. Accordingly, the  Executive shall not at any time prior to the first anniversary of the Date of Termination become an employee, consultant, officer, partner or director of any air carrier which competes with Company (or any of its Affiliates).  Provided, however, Executive shall not be bound by the preceding sentence if his employment hereunder has been terminated in the circumstances described in Section 4.2(b) or 4.3(a) unless he is being paid by Company the amounts due him under one of those Sections.

 

(c)  Non-solicitation.  Executive shall not, at any time prior to the first anniversary of the date of termination, whether on Executive's own behalf or on behalf of or in conjunction with any person, company, business entity or other organization whatsoever, directly or indirectly, (x) solicit or encourage any employee of Company or its Affiliates to leave the employment of Company or its Affiliates or(y), without permission of Company, knowingly hire a former employee of Company or its Affiliates.

 

(d)  Non-disparagement.  While employed by Company and at any time prior to the later of the first anniversary of the Date of Termination or the cessation of any payments due Executive under Section 4.2 or 4.3, Executive agrees not to make any untruthful or disparaging statements, written or oral, about Company, its Affiliates, their predecessors or successors or any of their past and present officers, directors, stockholders, partners, members, agents and employees or Company's business practices, operations or personnel policies and practices to any of Company's customers, clients, competitors, suppliers, investors, directors, consultants, employees, former employees, or the press or other media in any country.

 

 

 

 

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(e)  Condition and Remedies.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, if Executive is entitled to any payments under Sections 4.2 or 4.3 hereof, then Executive's obligations pursuant to this Section 6 are specifically conditioned on Company paying (whether in installments or as a lump sum, as required herein) any amounts to which Executive may be entitled thereunder in the manner required. Executive agrees that any breach of the terms of this Section 6 would result in irreparable injury and damage for which there would be no adequate remedy at law, and that, in the event of said breach or any threat of breach, Company shall be entitled to (i) an immediate injunction and restraining order to prevent such breach or threatened breach, without having to prove damages and (ii) any other remedies to which Company may be entitled at law or in equity. Executive further agrees that the provisions of the covenant not to compete are reasonable. Should a court determine, however, that any provision of the covenant not to compete is unreasonable, either in period of time, geographical area, or otherwise, the parties hereto agree that the covenant should be interpreted and enforced to the maximum extent which such court deems reasonable. The provisions of this Section 6 shall survive any termination of this Agreement and Executive's term of employment.  The existence of any claim or cause of action or otherwise, shall not constitute a defense to the enforcement of the covenants and agreements of this Section 6.

 

7.           Successors and Assigns.

 

(a)  This Agreement shall bind any successor to Company, whether by purchase, merger, consolidation or otherwise, in the same manner and to the same extent that Company would be obligated under this Agreement if no such succession had taken place.

 

(b)  This Agreement shall not be assignable by Executive.  This Agreement and all rights of Executive hereunder shall inure to the benefit of and be enforceable by, Executive's personal or legal representatives, executors, administrators, successors, heirs, distributes, devises and legatees.

 

8.           Term.  The term of this Agreement shall commence on the Effective Date and end upon termination of Executive's employment.  The rights and obligations of Company and Executive shall survive the termination of this Agreement to the fullest extent necessary to give effect to the terms hereof.

 

9.           Notices.  Notices and all other communications provided for in this Agreement shall be in writing and shall be deemed to have been duly given when delivered by hand or e-mail, the day after delivery to Federal Express for overnight delivery, two days after delivery to the United States Postal Service for mailing, addressed:

 

(a) if to Executive, to the address set forth on the signature page hereto, and

 

(b) if to Company, c/o Pinnacle Airlines, Inc., 1689 Nonconnah Blvd., Suite 111, Memphis, TN 38132,  Attention: Chairman of the Board of Directors, or, in each case, to such other address as may have been furnished in writing.

 

 

 

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10.           Withholding.  All payments required to be made by Company hereunder shall be subject to the withholding and/or deduction of such amounts as are required to be withheld or deducted pursuant to any applicable law or regulation.  Company shall have the right and is hereby authorized to withhold or deduct from any compensation or other amount owing to Executive, applicable withholding taxes and deductions and to take such action as may be necessary in the opinion of Company to satisfy all obligations for the payment of such taxes or deductions.

 

 

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Certain Defined Terms.  As used herein, the following terms have the following meanings:

 

"Agreement" shall mean this Management Compensation Agreement, as the same may be amended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time in accordance herewith.

 

"Affiliate" shall mean any corporation, trust, partnership, limited liability company or other organization which controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with Company.

 

"Base Salary" shall mean the salary of Executive in effect from time to time under Section 2.1.

 

"Board" shall mean the Board of Directors of Company.

 

"Cause" shall mean with respect to termination by Company of Executive's employment hereunder (i) an act or acts of dishonesty by Executive resulting in, or intended to result in, directly or indirectly, any personal enrichment of Executive, (ii) an act or acts of dishonesty by Executive intended to cause substantial injury to Company, (iii) material breach (other than as a result of a Disability) by Executive of Executive's obligations under this Agreement which action was (a) undertaken without a reasonable belief that the action was in the best interests of Company and (b) not remedied within a reasonable period of time after receipt of written notice from Company specifying the alleged breach, (iv) Executive's conviction of, or plea of nolo contendere to, (a) a crime constituting  a felony under the laws of any country, the United States or any state thereof or (b) a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude, (v) a material breach of (a) Company's policies and procedures in effect from time to time or (b) the provisions of this Agreement; provided, however, that such breach shall constitute "Cause" only if Company gives Executive notice pursuant to Section 9 hereof, which shall include a detailed and specific description of the alleged material breach or breaches.

 

"Change in Control" shall have the meaning given such term in the Stock Incentive Plan in effect on the effective date of this Agreement.

 

"Company" shall mean Pinnacle Airlines Corp., a Delaware corporation, and any successor thereto.

 

"Date of Termination" shall mean, with respect to Executive, the date of termination of Executive's employment hereunder after the notice period provided by Section 3.4.

 

 

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"Disability" shall mean Executive's physical or mental condition which prevents continued performance of his duties hereunder, if Executive establishes by medical evidence that such condition will be permanent and continuous during the remainder of Executive's life or is likely to be of at least three (3) years duration.

 

"Effective Date" shall mean the date Executive's employment commences, if not later than July 1, 2011.

 

"Good Reason" shall mean with respect to an Executive, any one or more of the following:

 

 (a)           a material reduction in Executive's Base Salary or level of target bonus under the Bonus Plan or any successor bonus plan without Executive's consent;

 

 (b)           any substantial and sustained diminution in Executive's title, position, authority, or responsibilities hereunder (unless due to Executive's Disability);

 

 (c)           Company moves its headquarters outside the Memphis, Tennessee Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area and requests the Executive also to move his residence outside the Memphis, Tennessee Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area; or

 

 (d)           a failure by Company to comply with any provision of this Agreement; provided, however, that the foregoing events shall constitute Good Reason only if Company fails to cure such event within thirty (30) days after receipt from Executive of written notice of the event which constitutes Good Reason; provided, further, that "Good Reason" shall cease to exist for an event on the 90th day following the later of its occurrence or Executive's knowledge thereof, unless Executive has given Company written notice thereof prior to such date.

 

In order for Executive's termination of his employment to be considered for Good Reason, such termination must occur within one (1) year after the event giving rise to such Good Reason. Executive's continued employment shall not constitute consent to, or a waiver of rights with respect to, any circumstance constituting Good Reason hereunder.

 

"Incentive Compensation Programs"  shall have the meaning set forth in Section 2.2, and shall include the Annual Bonus and the Long-Term Incentive programs referenced in Attachment "A".

 

"Notice of Termination"  shall mean a notice specifying the Date of Termination.

 

" Separation Date" shall mean the date of Executive's Separation From Service.

 

 

 

 

 

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"Separation From Service" shall mean the date from and after which the parties reasonably anticipate that that no further services will be performed by Executive, or (if Executive is anticipated to continue providing services to Company in any capacity) that the level of bona fide services Executive would perform for Company from and after such date (whether rendered as an employee or as an independent contractor) would permanently not exceed twenty (20) percent of the average level of bona fide services performed (whether rendered as an employee or as an independent contractor) by the individual during the immediately preceding thirty-six (36) month period.  (Thus, Executive would not be entitled to the benefit of Sections 4.2 and 4.3 unless and until he has experienced a Separation From Service, as defined in the preceding sentence.)

 

Specified Employee” means a service provider who, as of the date of the service provider’s Separation from Service, is a key employee of a service recipient any stock of which is publicly traded on an established securities market or otherwise. A key employee is any individual who is described in Code Section 416(i)(1)(A)(i), (ii), or (iii) (applied in accordance with the Regulations thereunder and disregarding section 416(i)(5)) at any time during the 12-month period ending on a Specified Employee identification date. The provisions and application of this paragraph will be construed and applied in a manner consistent with Code Section 409A and Treasury Regulations of other guidance issued thereunder.

 

12.           Executive Representation.  Executive hereby represents to Company that the execution and delivery of this Agreement by Executive and Company and the performance by Executive of Executive's duties hereunder shall not constitute a breach of, or otherwise contravene, the terms of any employment agreement or other agreement or policy to which Executive is a party or otherwise bound.

 

13.           Amendment.  No provision of this Agreement may be modified, waived or discharged unless such waiver, modification or discharge is agreed to in writing signed by Executive and an officer of Company authorized by the Board to do so.  No waiver of any provision of this Agreement shall be deemed a continuing waiver or a waiver of any other provision, whether or not similar.

 

14.           Governing Law.  The validity, interpretation, construction and performance of this Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Tennessee, without regard to principles of conflicts of laws. The provisions of this Agreement are intended to be construed and applied in a manner consistent with compliance with Code Section 409A, where applicable.  Accordingly, the provisions hereof shall be construed and applied consistent with such intent, to the extent applicable.

 

15.           Validity.  The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision or provisions of this Agreement shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision of this Agreement which shall remain in full force and effect.

 

 

 

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16.           Arbitration.  Except as otherwise provided in Paragraph 17 of this Agreement, all disputes and controversies arising from or in conjunction with Executive's employment with, or any termination from, Company and all disputes and controversies arising under or in connection with this Agreement (except claims for vested benefits brought under ERISA) shall be settled by mandatory arbitration conducted before one arbitrator having knowledge of employment law in accordance with the rules for expedited resolution of employment disputes of the American Arbitration Association then in effect. The arbitration shall be held in the Memphis, Tennessee metropolitan area at a location selected by Company. The determination of the arbitrator shall be made within thirty (30) days following the close of the hearing on any dispute or controversy and shall be final and binding on the parties. The parties hereby waive their right to a trial of any and all claims arising out of this Agreement or breach of this Agreement.  Each party agrees to pay his or its own costs and expenses incurred in connection with any arbitration including, without limitation, attorney's fees and one-half of the arbitrator's fees, unless the arbitrator determines that such expenses must be otherwise allocated under applicable law to maintain the validity of this Section 16.

 

17.           Specific Performance.  Notwithstanding Section 16 of this Agreement, if Executive breaches or threatens to commit a breach of Section 6 of this Agreement, Company shall have the right to specific performance (i.e., the right and remedy to have the terms and conditions of Section 6 specifically enforced by a court of competent jurisdiction), it being agreed that any breach or threatened breach of Section 6 would cause irreparable injury and that money damages may not provide an adequate remedy.  If Company exercises its right to seek specific performance in a court of competent jurisdiction, Executive may assert any claims he may have against Company or its Affiliates in such action, and nothing set forth in Paragraph 16 of this Agreement is intended or shall be construed to limit Executive's right to assert such claims.

 

18.           Cooperation.  Executive shall provide his reasonable cooperation in connection with any investigation, action or proceeding (or any appeal from any action or proceeding) which relates to events occurring during Executive's employment hereunder. This provision shall survive any termination of this Agreement.

 

19.           Compensation Limitation.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, Executive and Company agree that (i) to the extent permitted by any Federal statute (the "Act") that limits compensation of Executive hereunder, any payments or benefits payable to Executive under this Agreement (including, without limitation, payments under Sections 2 and 4 hereof) or pursuant to any other compensation or benefit plan of Company or other arrangement between Company and Executive that do not comply with the Act shall be deferred until such payments or benefits may be paid under the Act, and (ii) to the extent the Act does not permit the deferral of any such payments or benefits, the maximum compensation and/or severance Executive may receive from Company under this Agreement or any other compensation or benefit plan of Company or other arrangement between Company and Executive will not exceed the amount allowed under the Act’ provided, however, that nothing contained in this paragraph is intended nor shall it be construed to permit any such deferral or limitation as a result of Company’s inability to claim an allowable deduction from income for such payments for purposes of federal or state income taxes.

 

 

 

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20.           Entire Agreement.  This Agreement, any award agreement between Company and Executive entered into pursuant to Company's stock Incentive Compensation Programs, and Company's employee benefit plans in which Executive will continue to participate as provided in this Agreement, contain the entire understanding between Company and Executive with respect to Executive's employment with Company and supersede in all respects any prior or other agreement or understanding between Company or any Affiliate of Company and Executive with respect to Executive's employment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, Company and Executive have executed this Agreement as of the day and year first above written.

 

PINNACLE AIRLINES CORP.

 

By:  /s/ Donald J. Breeding 

   Donald J. Breeding 

   Interim Chief Executive Officer

 

 

EXECUTIVE:

 

/s/ Sean E. Menke                                                                

Sean E. Menke

 

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Attachment "A"

 

Position:                                               President & Chief Executive Officer

 

Responsibilities:                                  As outlined in "Appendix 1", and as revised from time to time by the Board of Directors

 

Reporting to:                                        Board of Directors

 

Location:                                              Memphis, Tennessee.  Executive and Executive's family will be expected to relocate and take up full-time

              residence in the Memphis area at Executive's earliest convenience

 

Base Salary:

$425,000, subject to review on an annual basis

 

Annual Bonus:

Executive will be eligible to participate in Company’s Annual Bonus Program, with an annual target of 60% of Base Salary and a maximum of 120% of Base Salary, with the actual amount determined by the Board of Directors based on Executive's performance relative to pre-established corporate and individual objectives.  For the 2011 fiscal year, Executive's bonus will not be less than the target amount (pro-rated based on start date) and could be higher than the target amount (pro-rated based on start date), at the discretion of the Board of Directors.  Objectives for 2011 will be established by mutual agreement between the Board and Executive soon after the start date but no later than August 10, 2011.  Payment will be no later than April 30 of each year.

 

Long-Term Incentive:

Executive will participate in Company’s Long-Term Incentive Program under which Executive will receive a restricted stock award and, except for 2011, a cash award.

 

 

Restricted Stock Award.  Each year Executive will receive under the LTIP a restricted stock award under Company’s 2003 Stock Incentive Plan, as amended May 15, 2008 (or any successor plan), of shares valued at no less than 100% of Base Salary and the shares will vest ratably over three years without regard to performance of Company; provided, however, that the Board of Directors may cause the LTIP to be amended to permit awards of equity to Executive based upon performance, so long as the shares are valued at no less than 100% of Base Salary and the LTIP equity awards to all executive officers of Company are also subject to performance objectives and Executive has the ability to provide input into the setting of the objectives for all executive officers by the Compensation Committee and the Board of Directors.  The issuance and resale of shares under such plan are  registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to a Registration Statement on form S-8.

 

 

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Cash Award.  The cash award will be at a targeted amount of 100% of Base Salary (“Target”) and a maximum of 125% of Base Salary, with the actual amount determined by the Board of Directors based on corporate performance relative to pre-established annual objectives.  The objectives for Executive will be the same as for other Program participants.  The cash portion will be payable within 10 business days after the third anniversary of the award date.  The objectives for Executive will be the same as for other Program participants.

 

 

Example:  For clarification purposes, the 2012 LTIP award and annual awards thereafter will provide the following: (a) restricted stock award that is awarded at no less than 100% of annual salary and vests in three equal installments on the first, second and third anniversary dates of the award date, and (b) cash award targeted at 100% of annual salary with a maximum payout of 125% upon meeting or exceeding objectives agreed upon with the Board of Directors.  The cash award is paid in one lump sum on or before the April 30  following the third anniversary of the award date.

 

2011 LTIP Restricted Stock Award.  For the 2011 fiscal year, Executive's LTIP restricted stock award shall be 100% of Base Salary of $425,000 (prorated for the portion of 2011 from the date hereof through December 31, 2011), and the vesting schedule shall be the same as the vesting schedule for other officers of Company that were recipients of a restricted stock award under the LTIP for fiscal 2011 (being 1/3 of the restricted stock award vesting on February 8th in each of the years 2012, 2013 and 2014.

 

Cash Award in Lieu of 

 

2011 LTIP Cash Award

In lieu of a cash award under the LTIP for 2011, Company will make the following payments to Executive on  the following dates:

 
 

Amount

Payment Date

(no later than)

$141,667 pro rated for the number of days from the date of this Agreement through December 31, 2011.

April 30, 2012

 

 

$283,334 for 2012

April 30, 2013

 

 

$425,000 for 2013

April 30, 2014

 

 

 

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The foregoing payments are not contingent on the achievement of any performance objectives and will be paid to Executive on the specified payment dates whether or not he is employed on such dates, subject only to the following contingencies:

 

1.  If, prior to a payment date, Executive experiences a Separation Date because he terminates his employment without Good Reason or is terminated by the Company for Cause the amount otherwise due on such date will be forfeited.

 

2.  If Executive experiences a Separation Date prior to December 31, 2011, because of termination by Company without Cause or by Executive for Good Reason, thenany amount payable shall be reduced to a fraction of the stated amount equal to the number of days between the Effective Date and the Separation Date divided by the number of days between the Effective Date and December 31, 2011; provided that, if Separation From Service is due to Executive's death or Disability, there shall be no reduction of any such amounts payable.

 

Incoming Equity Grant:

    Executive will be given an incoming equity grant, in the form of restricted stock, valued at $425,000, vesting

    ratably over three years

 

401(k):

Currently, Company matches employee contributions at 100% on the first 3% and at 67% on the next 3%, and will do so for Executive.  However, if these percentages change in the future, then the match for Executive's contributions will be the same as for all other participants.

 

Employment Benefits:

Executive will be eligible to participate in Company’s health benefit plans on the same basis made available to other executives of Company.

 

Executive Physical:

Annual visit to the Mayo Clinic for a medical checkup.

 

Vacation:

2 weeks per year for the first three years, and 3 weeks per year thereafter.

 

Travel Benefits:

Positive space, first class (where available) travel benefits for Executive, Executive's spouse, and Executive's children on all Pinnacle Airlines and Delta Air Lines (mainline and Delta Connection) flights.

 

Other Benefits:

Annual Delta SkyClub membership.  Complimentary parking at Memphis airport

 

 

 

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Incoming Relocation:

Company will reimburse Executive, with supporting receipts, for customary and reasonable relocation expenses associated with moving Executive, Executive's spouse, and Executive's children and household possessions from the Denver area to the Memphis area.  Such expenses include: (a) real estate and legal fees associated with the sale of Executive's home in Denver and the purchase of a home in the Memphis area, (b) packing, shipping, storage, and transportation of Executive's household goods, (c) one-way transportation for Executive, Executive's spouse, and children to the Memphis area, and (d)  temporary living expenses for a period not to exceed nine months.  Executive will be reimbursed for such expenses as per the terms of Company’s standard relocation policy.  Executive will also be provided with two house-hunting trips for Executive and Executive's wife

 

 

Additionally, Company agrees to cover the second 10% of any loss Executive incur on the sale of Executive's Denver home (with Executive covering the first 10%), subject to a maximum of $125,000.  The amount of the loss is defined as the gross sale value less total capital cost (purchase price plus documented household improvements since purchase).  Executive will have 24 months from start date to claim support on any such loss.

 

Outside Board Service:

Continuation of role as an independent director on the board of Aveos Fleet Performance, Inc. is agreed subject to periodic review to ensure that Executive's primary focus remains on Company.   Any other outside business activities will be subject to prior approval by the Board

 

Legal Expenses:

Company will reimburse Executive for Executive's reasonable legal expenses associated with the negotiation of an employment agreement, if such negotiations lead to a mutually agreeable employment agreement.

 

Start Date:

No later than July 1, 2011

 

Conditions:

Medical examination revealing no illness or medical condition which the Board of Directors reasonably believes would constitute a material impediment to the performance by Executive of his duties; execution of Company's form of Indemnity Agreement concurrently herewith.

 

 

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Appendix 1

 

Position Summary

 

Reporting to and serving on Company’s Board of Directors, the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Pinnacle Airlines Corp. is responsible for the safe, efficient and profitable development and operation of Company and its subsidiary airline operations.  The CEO leads the growth and management of the airline, with responsibility for all key functional aspects of the carrier, including corporate strategy, commercial and customer relations, finance, human resources, government and regulatory affairs, legal, information technology and all aspects of operations – flight operations, maintenance and engineering, ground operations, in-flight customer service and systems operations control.

 

In the near term, the focus of the new CEO will be to ensure that Pinnacle: (a) effectively and successfully completes the integration of the newly acquired Mesaba Airlines and the associated consolidation of its three airline operating certificates into two, (b) achieves a high degree of operational reliability on a sustainable basis and (c) lays the foundation for a broader revenue diversification strategy that leverages its assets and its strengths.

 

Given the nature of the role, the CEO also leads an effective program of liaison with key external constituent groups, including key airline customers, investors, labor groups, government and regulators, to ensure that Pinnacle’s interests are coordinated with those of its stakeholders.

 

Given the wholesale business model at Pinnacle, the CEO plays an active role in ensuring a strong focus on operational excellence, with respect to reliability, on-time performance, customer support and cost efficiency.

 

The position is based at Pinnacle Airlines Corp. corporate headquarters in Memphis, Tennessee.

 

Key Relationships

 

Reports to:                                                                     Board of Directors

 
 

Direct reports:                                                                       Chief Operating Officer

Senior Vice President, Pinnacle Operations

Senior Vice President, Mesaba Operations

Senior Vice President, Ground Operations

Senior Vice President, Education and Training

Vice President, Contracts and Purchasing

Vice President, Information Technology

 

 

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Chief Financial Officer

Vice President and Controller

Vice President, Finance and Treasurer

Vice President, Operations Finance

Director, Financial Analysis

 

            Director, Marketing Planning and Revenue Management

Director, Internal Audit

 

General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer

 

           Vice President, Risk Managementand Corporate Real Estate

 

           Vice President, Human Resourcesand Administration

Director, Legal Affairs (2)

Director, Corporate Real Estate Projects

 

Vice President, Government and Regulatory Affairs

 

Vice President, Corporate Culture and Communications

 

Major Responsibilities

 

The CEO oversees a wide portfolio of responsibilities across five primary domains:

 

Operations

 

·  

Ensure that Pinnacle is an industry leader in safety across all facets of its business and that Company adheres to all safety-related regulations and policies.

 

·  

Ensure that Company maintains a strong focus on operational quality and reliability as the most important performance objective, given its criticality to customer satisfaction and retention.

 

·  

Through his or her team, oversees the day-to-day operations of the carrier, ensuring adherence to high levels of safety, customer service, cost control, on-time and financial performance.  Displays, and acts on, a real and ongoing concern for the delivery of outstanding customer service and operating integrity by probing into daily operating performances and spending time “in the field.”

 

·  

Through a team of qualified deputies, provides active leadership in the resolution of operational issues as they arise.

 

·  

Ensures that the airline meets all government and corporate regulations and policies on an ongoing basis.  Addresses potential deviations immediately.

 

 

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·  

Ensures that the airline has full emergency preparedness.  Leads and manages the response process when, and if, emergencies occur.

 

Strategy and Finance

 

·  

Leads the development of the overall strategic direction and business plan for Pinnacle by orchestrating an ongoing planning process which produces a clear and compelling corporate vision and mid- and long-term business objectives.

 

·  

Identifies, evaluates, pursues and, as appropriate, executes important strategic initiatives to evolve the Pinnacle business model in the areas of new capacity purchase agreements, pro-rate agreements, new business lines, new fleet types, and mergers and acquisitions.

 

·  

Engages the Board in the evaluation and selection of new strategic alternatives such as those outlined above.  Based on the broad direction provided by the strategic plan, develops and gains approval for the airline’s annual business plan, operating plan and operating budget.

 

·  

Manages ongoing business and operating performance against the plans and budgets above, on a quarterly, monthly and weekly basis.

 

·  

Provides timely and accurate reporting on financial and operating results and other special projects and initiatives under his or her direction.

 

·  

Ensures that the airline secures and maintains appropriate funding and capitalization and that it evolves toward an optimal capital structure suited to its business needs.

 

·  

Drives the airline’s growth trajectory to ensure that it secures the scale necessary to achieve commercial and financial success.

 

·  

Partnering with the chief financial officer, manages the airline’s relationships with the investor community and stock market analysts.  Defines, articulates and promulgates the Pinnacle “story” to key external constituents, most notably the investor and analyst community.

 

Commercial

 

·  

Develops and implements an effective revenue diversification strategy for Company that ensures, over time, a balanced and diversified portfolio.

 

·  

Ensures that Pinnacle develops and maintains, in the face of current and future competition, a compelling and differentiable customer value proposition that drives profitable growth.

 

·  

Plays the lead role in cultivating, negotiating, transacting and managing major customer relationships with major airlines, charter customers and other parties.

 

Organization and Human Resources

 

·  

Develops and maintains an organizational plan for all key functions within the airline that details the organization’s personnel needs as a function of the airline’s strategic and operating plans.  Ensures that major functional “holes” in the organization are addressed and that the organization grows alongside the carrier’s revenue base, all while maintaining a lean cost structure.

 

 

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·  

Provides strong and inspired leadership to all the employees of Pinnacle, promoting and maintaining strong employee morale.  Establishes high expectations for all employees with regard to performance and adherence to company values.

 

·  

Plays the lead role in nurturing and evolving the corporate culture for the airline in a manner consistent with the business focus of Company and shareholder return expectations.

 

·  

Plays a key role in the ongoing nurturing and management of productive, trust-based relations with labor leaders, building on the healthy context in place today at Company.

 

Constituent Management

 

·  

Manages the overall relationship with the Board of Directors, keeping the group fully abreast of developments and issues.  Engages the Board in discussion and decision making on key strategic issues as they arise.

 

·  

Working through key internal functions, negotiates and oversees important commercial arrangements with aircraft suppliers, aircraft lessors, airports, maintenance, repair and overhaul service providers and other suppliers.

 

·  

Manages relationships with senior representatives of various key external constituents and functions as the primary external ambassador for the carrier.

 

·  

Ensures that Pinnacle maintains productive and beneficial relationships with the media and the public at large.

 

 

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Attachment "B"

 

 

 

GENERAL RELEASE

 

 

This Release is made and entered into by SEAN E. MENKE (the "Executive") and Pinnacle Airlines, Inc. (the "Company").

 

In consideration of the payments, benefit continuation and acceleration provided for in Section 4.2(b)(i) and (ii) of this Management Compensation Agreement, Executive, on behalf of himself and for any person or entity who may claim by or through him, irrevocably and unconditionally releases, waives, and forever discharges Company, its past, present, and future subsidiaries, divisions, Affiliates, successors, and their respective officers, directors, attorneys, agents, and present and past employees from any and all claims or causes of action that Executive had, has, or may have relating to Executive's employment with Company and/or termination therefrom up to and including the date of this Agreement, including but not limited to any claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, the Tennessee Human Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act ("ADEA"), and claims under any other federal, state, or local statute, regulation, or ordinance, including wrongful or retaliatory discharge.

 

Nothing contained in this Release will release or discharge Company with respect to any obligation Company had or has to Executive under indemnification provisions contained in Company’s Certificate of Incorporation or any contract between Company and Executive, medical or health insurance, life insurance and vested portion under a 401(k) plan, if any, to which Executive was entitled from Company before the effective date of this Release.  Executive acknowledges and agrees that Company will end any and all contributions made on behalf of Executive to any of the aforementioned benefits as of the effective date of this Release.  This provision, however, in no way alters or affects Executive’s rights under the federal Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (“COBRA”), as amended, to continue participation in Company’s health insurance benefit plan pursuant to the terms and conditions of COBRA.  Executive will separately receive notice of Executive’s right to continue health insurance coverage under COBRA pursuant to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (as amended).

 

 

This Release shall not be construed as an admission by Company of any liability, wrongdoing, or violation of any law, statute, regulation, agreement or policy, and Company denies any such liability or wrongdoing.

 

 

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Executive acknowledges and agrees that this Release includes a release and waiver as to claims under the ADEA.  Executive acknowledges and confirms that he understands and agrees to the terms and conditions of this Release; that these terms are written in layperson terms, and that he has been fully advised of his rights to seek the advice and assistance of consultants, including an attorney, to review this Release.  Executive further acknowledges that he does not waive any rights or claims under the ADEA that arise after the date this Release is signed by him, and specifically, Executive understands that he is receiving money and benefits beyond anything of value to which he is already entitled from Company.  Executive acknowledges that he has had up to 21 days to consider whether to accept and sign this Release, and has had adequate time and opportunity to review the Release and consult with any legal counsel or other advisors of his choosing.  Executive understands that if he signs this Release before the expiration of the 21-day period, his signature will evidence his voluntary election to forego waiting the full 21 days to sign this Release.  If Executive chooses not to accept, or the 21-day period expires without his acceptance, then the offer in this Release is null and void.  Executive further acknowledges that in compliance with the Older Workers' Benefit Protection Act of 1990, he has been fully advised by Company of his right to revoke and nullify this Release, and that this revocation must be exercised, if at all, within seven days of the date he signs this Release.  Executive may revoke his acceptance at any time within the seven days following his signing of this Release by notifying Company of his decision to revoke the acceptance by writing directed and delivered to Pinnacle Airlines, Inc., 1689 Nonconnah Boulevard, Suite 111, Memphis, TN 38132, Attention:  Chairman of the Board.

 

 

Acceptance of this offer is strictly voluntary.  Executive is hereby advised to consult with an attorney prior to executing the Management Compensation Agreement and this Release.  This Release shall become effective and enforceable only after the seven-day revocation period has expired.  Should Executive decline to accept the benefits of this Release, or if is revoked by him, Executive will not receive the proposed additional compensation and benefits.

 

By his signature below, Executive accepts the terms of this Release.

 

 

 

PINNACLE AIRLINES, INC.

EXECUTIVE

By:  ______________________                                                              

 ______________________   

Name:                                                                

Sean E. Menke

Title:                                                                

 

 

 

Date:                                                                

Date:                                                               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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EX-10.28 3 exhibit10-28.htm TRENARY EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT

Exhibit 10.28

 

 

 

 

SECOND AMENDED AND RESTATED

 

MANAGEMENT COMPENSATION AGREEMENT

 

(Chief Executive Officer)

 

between

 

PINNACLE AIRLINES, INC.

 

and

 

PHILIP H. TRENARY

 

dated as of

 

December 12, 2008

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

Second Amended and Restated Management Compensation Agreement

 

for the Chief Executive Officer

 

of

 

Pinnacle Airlines, Inc.

 

This Second Amended and Restated Management Compensation Agreement (the "Agreement") is made, entered into, and effective as of December 12 2008, by and between Pinnacle Airlines, Inc. a Delaware corporation ("Company") and Philip H. Trenary ("Executive").

 

 

RECITALS

 

Executive is currently employed by Company pursuant to the terms of that certain Management Compensation Agreement dated January 14, 2003, as amended and restated as of August 11, 2005; and

 

Company and Executive wish to continue that employment relationship and to amend and restate the terms and conditions of such employment and compensation.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual promises and agreements contained herein, Company and Executive, intending to be legally bound, hereby agree as follows.

 

1.           Terms of Employment.

 

1.1           Employment.  Company agrees to continue to employ Executive, and Executive agrees to continue to serve Company, on the terms and conditions set forth herein.

 

1.2           Position and Duties.  During the term of Executive's employment hereunder, Executive shall continue to serve as Chief Executive Officer of Company and shall have such powers and duties as on the Effective Date or such other powers and duties as may from time to time be prescribed by the Board of Directors.  Executive shall devote substantially all his working time and effort to the business and affairs of Company and its affiliates.

 

2.           Compensation.

 

2.1           Base Salary.  Executive's Base Salary shall be his base salary in effect on the Effective Date, as modified thereafter by the Board.  Executive's Base Salary shall be payable in accordance with Company's payroll policies.

 

 

 


 

2.2.           Incentive Compensation Programs.  In addition to Base Salary, Executive shall continue while employed hereunder to participate in Company's incentive compensation programs (including any Bonus Plan and any successor programs) at levels in effect on the Effective Date or such other levels established from time to time by the Board (the "Incentive Compensation Programs"), whether such Incentive Compensation is (i) made available in cash, securities, other property or rights (ii) annual or long term, or (iii) generally available to employees or executive employees of Company, or specifically available to Executive, except that Executive shall participate only to the extent such Incentive Compensation Program is specifically provided for in this Agreement or Attachment "A" hereto (including any future amendments).

 

2.3           Expenses.  During the term of Executive's employment hereunder, Executive shall be entitled to receive prompt reimbursements for all reasonable expenses incurred in performing services hereunder, provided that Executive properly accounts therefor in accordance with Company policy.

 

2.4           Benefit Programs.  During the term of his employment, Company shall provide Executive with the same benefits that it provides generally to its other employees or specifically to its executive employees, including but not limited to life, medical, and dental insurance, pension, vacation, bonus, profit-sharing and savings plans and similar benefits, as such plans and benefits may be adopted, modified or eliminated by Company from time to time.

 

2.5           Indemnification and Insurance.  Company shall indemnify Executive with respect to matters relating to Executive's services as an officer and/or director of Company or any of its Affiliates to the extent set forth in Company's Bylaws as amended from time to time and in accordance with the terms of any other indemnification which is generally applicable to executive officers of Company or of its Affiliates that may be provided by Company or any such Affiliate from time to time.  The foregoing indemnity is contractual and will survive any adverse amendment to or repeal of the Bylaws.  Company shall also cover Executive under any policy of officers' and (if Executive is a director at the relevant time) directors' liability insurance provided that such coverage is comparable to that provided currently or hereafter to any other executive officer or (if Executive is a director at the relevant time) director of Company.  The provisions of this Paragraph 2.5 shall survive termination of Executive's employment, unless the termination is by Company for Cause.

 

3.           Termination of Employment.

 

3.1           Upon Death.  Executive's employment hereunder shall terminate upon his death.

 

3.2           By Company.  Company may terminate Executive's employment hereunder at any time with or without Cause.

 

3.3           By Executive.  Executive may terminate his employment hereunder at any time for any reason.

 

 

 


 

3.4           Notice of Termination, Payments.  Any termination of Executive's employment hereunder (other than by death) shall be communicated by thirty (30) days' advance written Notice of Termination by the terminating party to the other party to this Agreement; provided that no  Notice of Termination is required in advance if the  Executive is terminated by Company for Cause.

 

4.           Payments in the Event of Termination of Employment.

 

4.1           Payments in the Event of Termination by Company for Cause or Voluntary Termination by Executive.  If Executive's employment hereunder is terminated by Company for Cause, as a result of death or Disability, or by Executive other than for Good Reason, Company shall pay Executive (a) his accrued and unpaid Base Salary through the Date of Termination and (b) any vested or accrued and unpaid payments, rights or benefits Executive may be otherwise entitled to receive pursuant to the terms of any retirement, pension or other employee benefit or compensation plan (but not any Incentive Compensation Program) maintained by Company at the time or times provided therein.

 

4.2           Payments in the Event of Termination by Company other than for Cause or by Executive for Good Reason.  If Executive's employment hereunder is terminated by Company other than for Cause, or by Executive for Good Reason, and Executive experiences a Separation From Service:

 

(a) Company shall pay Executive (i) his accrued and unpaid Base Salary through the Date of Termination, (ii) any accrued and unpaid bonus or additional compensation under any annual bonus plan (the "Incentive Bonus") for any calendar year ended before the Date of Termination, (iii) a pro rata share (based on days employed during the applicable year) of any unpaid Incentive Bonus Executive would otherwise have received with respect to the year in which the Date of Termination occurs, payable at the time the Incentive Bonus would otherwise be payable to Executive; provided, however, that 100% of the Incentive Bonus shall be determined solely with reference to the actual financial performance of Company for the full year (based on the goals previously established with respect thereto) (rather than a portion of the Incentive Bonus determined on the basis of individual performance), if there are such financial goals previously established; provided, further, in the event that no Company financial performance goals have been established for such year, then that portion of the Incentive Bonus that would have (but for this Section 4.2(a)) related to the achievement of the individual performance target shall be deemed to have been fully achieved and shall determine 100% of the Incentive Bonus potential, and (iv) any vested or accrued and unpaid payments, rights or benefits Executive may be otherwise entitled to receive pursuant to the terms of any written retirement, pension or other employee benefit or compensation plan maintained by Company at the time or times provided therein.

 

(b)  In addition to the compensation and benefits described in Section 4.2(a):

 

 

(i)

In the event of Executive’s involuntary Separation From Service by Company action other than for Cause or Separation From Service by Executive for Good Reason, Company shall pay Executive, in substantially equal installments at Executive's regular pay intervals in effect prior to such Separation From Service, over a period of twenty-four (24) months beginning no later than the first regular Company payroll payment date (the "First Severance Payment Date") which occurs within thirty (30) days following the later of (x) Executive's Separation From Service and (y) the lapse of any right of Executive to revoke the general release he will have signed substantially (as determined by counsel to Company) in the form attached hereto as Attachment "B" (the "General Release", which General Release must be executed within twenty one (21) days following the Separation From Service for any such amount to be payable), an aggregate amount equal to two (2.0) (the "Multiple") times the sum of (i) Executive's annual Base Salary and (ii) the target Incentive Bonus for Executive with respect to the year in which the Separation From Service occurs (or if no target has been set for that year, the target Incentive Bonus for the most recent year in which a target Incentive Bonus was in effect).

 

 

(ii)

Until the earlier of the second anniversary of Executive's Separation From Service or the date Executive is employed by a new employer, the Executive, his dependents, beneficiaries and estate shall be entitled to all benefits under Company's group medical and dental insurance plans as if the  Executive were still employed by Company hereunder during such period, with benefits or premium payments, as applicable, to be paid with the same frequency and at the same time as applies for active employees of the Company.

 

 

(iii)

On the date of Separation From Service, Executive's rights under any compensation or benefits programs shall become vested and any restrictions on stock options or contractual rights granted to Executive shall be removed.

 

 

(iv)

Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement to the contrary, in the case of any compensation which is subject to Code Section 409A, if the Executive is a Specified Employee at the time of a Separation From Service and the payment or provision of such compensation is made as a result of the Separation From Service, then no portion of such benefits or other such compensation shall be made before the date that is six (6) months after the date of the Separation from Service or, if earlier, the date of death of the Specified Employee.  Any compensation which would otherwise be paid within such six (6) month period after a Separation From Service shall be paid on the date which is six (6) months and one day after the Separation From Service, or the first business day thereafter.  The provisions and application of this paragraph will be construed and applied in a manner consistent with Code Section 409A and Treasury Regulations of other guidance issued thereunder.

 

(c)  Executive shall not be required to mitigate the amount of any payment provided for in this Section 4.2 by seeking other employment or otherwise, and no such payment shall be offset or reduced as a result of Executive obtaining new employment.

 

 

 


 

(d)  Notwithstanding anything else to the contrary in this Agreement, Company's obligation regarding the payments, benefit continuation and acceleration provided for in Section 4.2(b)(i), (ii) and (iii) is expressly conditioned upon the execution, delivery and non-revocation of the General Release.

 

4.3           Payment in the Event of Termination Upon Change in Control of Company.

 

(a)  In addition to Company's payment and benefits obligations to Executive upon events described in Section 4.2, if Executive remains employed by Company for the six-month period following the Change in Control, then, during the thirty (30) days following that six-month period, Executive shall be entitled to terminate his employment as a Separation From Service without Good Reason, and upon any such Separation From Service Company shall be obligated to make the payments and provide the benefits to Executive as set forth in Section 4.2, except that the aggregate amount payable pursuant to the Multiple shall be paid in a lump sum on the First Severance Payment Date.

 

(b)  Nothing set forth in Section 4.3(a) is intended or shall be construed to limit Executive's right to terminate his employment for Good Reason during the aforementioned six month period or to limit Company's obligation to make the payments or provide the benefits set forth in Section 4.2 upon events described in Section 4.2.

 

(c)  Executive shall not be required to mitigate the amount of any payment provided for in this Section 4.3 by seeking other employment or otherwise, and no such payment shall be offset or reduced as a result of Executive obtaining new employment.

 

 

4.4.

Transfer of Insurance Policies Upon Termination.

 

Upon termination of Executive's employment in a Separation From Service by Company or by Executive, then within seventy five (75) days after the Separation From Service Company shall transfer to Executive the transferable ownership of any Company owned insurance policy or policies on the life of Executive.  Executive shall be solely responsible for the payment of any premiums due after the Date of Termination.

 

 

5.

Board/Committee Resignation.

 

Executive's termination of employment or Separation From Service for any reason, shall constitute, as of the date of such termination and to the extent applicable, a resignation as an officer of Company and a resignation from the Board (and any committees thereof) and the Board of Directors (and any committees thereof) of any of Company's affiliates and from the board of directors or similar governing body of any corporation, limited liability company or other entity in which Company or any affiliate holds an equity interest and with respect to which board or similar governing body Executive serves as Company's or such affiliate's designee or other representative.

 

 

 


 

 

 

6.

Confidentiality, Non-Competition, Non-Solicitation, Non-disparagement.

 

(a)  Confidentiality.  While employed by Company and thereafter, Executive shall not disclose any Confidential Information either directly or indirectly, to anyone (other than appropriate Company employees and advisors), or use such information for his own account, or for the account of any other person or entity, without the prior written consent of Company or except as required by law. This confidentiality covenant has no temporal or geographical restriction. For purposes of this Agreement, "Confidential Information" shall mean all non-public information respecting Company's business, including, but not limited to, its services, pricing, scheduling, products, research and development, processes, customer lists, marketing plans and strategies, and  financing plans, but excluding information that is, or becomes, available to the public (unless such availability occurs through an unauthorized act on the part of Executive). Upon termination of this Agreement, Executive shall promptly supply to Company all property and any other tangible product or document that has been produced by, received by or otherwise submitted to Executive during or prior to his term of employment, and shall not retain any copies thereof.

 

(b)  Non-Competition.  Executive acknowledges that his services are of special, unique and extraordinary value to Company. Accordingly, the  Executive shall not at any time prior to the first anniversary of the Date of Termination become an employee, consultant, officer, partner or director of any air carrier which competes with Company (or any of its affiliates).  Provided, however, Executive shall not be bound by the preceding sentence if his employment hereunder has been terminated in the circumstances described in Section 4.2(b) or 4.3(a) unless he is being paid by the Company the amounts due him under one of those Sections.

 

(c)  Non-solicitation.  Executive shall not, at any time prior to the first anniversary of the date of termination, whether on Executive's own behalf or on behalf of or in conjunction with any person, company, business entity or other organization whatsoever, directly or indirectly, (x) solicit or encourage any employee of Company or its affiliates to leave the employment of Company or its affiliates or (y), without permission of Company, knowingly hire a former employee of Company or its affiliates.

 

(d)  Non-disparagement.  While employed by Company and at any time prior to the later of the first anniversary of the Date of Termination or the cessation of any payments due Executive under Section 4.2 or 4.3, Executive agrees not to make any untruthful or disparaging statements, written or oral, about Company, its affiliates, their predecessors or successors or any of their past and present officers, directors, stockholders, partners, members, agents and employees or Company's business practices, operations or personnel policies and practices to any of Company's customers, clients, competitors, suppliers, investors, directors, consultants, employees, former employees, or

the press or other media in any country.

 

(e)  Condition and Remedies.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, if Executive is entitled to any payments under Sections 4(2) and (3) hereof, then Executive's obligations pursuant to this Section 6 are specifically conditioned on Company paying (whether in installments or as a lump sum, as required herein) any amounts to which Executive may be entitled thereunder in the manner required. Executive agrees that any breach of the terms of this Section 6 would result in irreparable injury and damage for which there would be no adequate remedy at law, and that, in the event of said breach or any threat of breach, Company shall be entitled to (i) an immediate injunction and restraining order to prevent such breach or threatened breach, without having to prove damages and (ii) any other remedies to which Company may be entitled at law or in equity. Executive further agrees that the provisions of the covenant not to compete are reasonable. Should a court determine, however, that any provision of the covenant not to compete is unreasonable, either in period of time, geographical area, or otherwise, the parties hereto agree that the covenant should be interpreted and enforced to the maximum extent which such court deems reasonable. The provisions of this Section 6 shall survive any termination of this Agreement and Executive's term of employment.  The existence of any claim or cause of action or otherwise, shall not constitute a defense to the enforcement of the covenants and agreements of this Section 6.

 

 

 


 

7.           Successors and Assigns.

 

(a)  This Agreement shall bind any successor to Company, whether by purchase, merger, consolidation or otherwise, in the same manner and to the same extent that Company would be obligated under this Agreement if no such succession had taken place.

 

(b)  This Agreement shall not be assignable by Executive.  This Agreement and all rights of Executive hereunder shall inure to the benefit of and be enforceable by, Executive's personal or legal representatives, executors, administrators, successors, heirs, distributes, devises and legatees.

 

8.           Term.

The term of this Agreement shall commence on the Effective Date and end upon Executive's termination of employment.  The rights and obligations of Company and Executive shall survive the termination of this Agreement to the fullest extent necessary to give effect to the terms hereof.

 

9.           Notices.

 

Notices and all other communications provided for in this Agreement shall be in writing and shall be deemed to have been duly given when delivered by hand or e-mail, the day after delivery to Federal Express for overnight delivery, two days after delivery to the United States Postal Service for mailing, addressed:

 

(a) if to Executive, to the address set forth on the signature page hereto, and

 

(b) if to Company, c/o Pinnacle Airlines, Inc., 1689 Nonconnah Blvd., Suite 111, Memphis, TN 38132  Attention: Chairman of the Board of Directors, or, in each case, to such other address as may have been furnished in writing.

 

10.           Withholding.

 

All payments required to be made by Company hereunder shall be subject to the withholding and/or deduction of such amounts as are required to be withheld or deducted pursuant to any applicable law or regulation.  Company shall have the right and is hereby authorized to withhold or deduct from any compensation or other amount owing to Executive, applicable withholding taxes and deductions and to take such action as may be necessary in the opinion of Company to satisfy all obligations for the payment of such taxes or deductions.

 

 

 


 

 

 

11.

Certain Defined Terms.

 

As used herein, the following terms have the following meanings:

 

"Agreement" shall mean this Management Compensation Agreement, as the same may be amended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time in accordance herewith.

 

"Affiliate" shall mean any corporation, trust, partnership, limited liability company or other organization which controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with Company.

 

"Base Salary" shall mean the salary of Executive in effect from time to time under Section 2.1.

 

"Board" shall mean the Board of Directors of Company.

 

"Bonus Plan"  See Attachment "A".

 

"Cause" shall mean with respect to termination by Company of Executive's employment hereunder (i) an act or acts of dishonesty by Executive resulting in, or intended to result in, directly or indirectly, any personal enrichment of Executive, (ii) an act or acts of dishonesty by Executive intended to cause substantial injury to Company, (iii) material breach (other than as a result of a Disability) by Executive of Executive's obligations under this Agreement which action was (a) undertaken without a reasonable belief that the action was in the best interests of Company and (b) not remedied within a reasonable period of time after receipt of written notice from Company specifying the alleged breach, (iv) Executive's conviction of, or plea of nolo contendere to, (a) a crime constituting  a felony under the laws of any country, the United States or any state thereof or (b) a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude, (v) a material breach of (a) Company's policies and procedures in effect from time to time or (b) the provisions of this Agreement; provided, however, that such breach shall constitute "Cause" only if Company gives Executive notice pursuant to Section 9 hereof, which shall include a detailed and specific description of the alleged material breach or breaches.

 

"Change in Control" shall have the meaning given such term in the Stock Incentive Plan in effect on the effective date of this Agreement, provided that, for purposes of this definition, the term "Permitted Holders" shall include Northwest Airlines Corporation or any affiliate of Northwest Airlines Corporation.

 

"Date of Termination" shall mean, with respect to Executive, the date of termination of Executive's employment hereunder after the notice period provided by Section 3.4.

 

 

 


 

"Disability" shall mean Executive's physical or mental condition which prevents continued performance of his duties hereunder, if Executive establishes by medical evidence that such condition will be permanent and continuous during the remainder of Executive's life or is likely to be of at least three (3) years duration.

 

"Effective Date" shall mean January 1, 2005.

 

"Good Reason" shall mean with respect to an Executive, any one or more of the following:

(a)           a material reduction in Executive's Base Salary or level of target bonus under the Bonus Plan or any successor bonus plan without Executive's consent;

 

(b)           any substantial and sustained diminution in Executive's title, position, authority, or responsibilities hereunder (unless due to Executive's disability); or

 

(c)           a failure by Company to comply with any provision of this Agreement; provided, however, that the foregoing events shall constitute Good Reason only if Company fails to cure such event within thirty (30) days after receipt from Executive of written notice of the event which constitutes Good Reason; provided, further, that "Good Reason" shall cease to exist for an event on the 90th day following the later of its occurrence or Executive's knowledge thereof, unless Executive has given Company written notice thereof prior to such date.

 

In order for Executive's termination of his employment to be considered for Good Reason, such termination must occur within one (1) year after the event giving rise to such Good Reason. Executive's continued employment shall not constitute consent to, or a waiver of rights with respect to, any circumstance constituting Good Reason hereunder.

 

"Incentive Bonus"  See Attachment "A".

 

"Notice of Termination"  shall mean a notice specifying the Date of Termination.

 

Separation From Service” means the time at which the parties reasonably anticipate that no further services will be performed by Executive after a certain date, or that the level of bona fide services Executive would perform after such date (whether as an employee or as an independent contractor) would permanently decrease to no more than 20 percent of the average level of bona fide services performed (whether as an employee or an independent contractor) by the individual over the immediately preceding 36-month period. If Executive provides services both as an employee and as an independent contractor, Executive must separate from service both as an employee and as an independent contractor to be treated as having a Separated From Service. If Executive ceases providing services an employee and begins providing services as an independent contractor, Executive will not be considered to have a Separation From Service until Executive has ceased providing services in both capacities. The provisions and application of this paragraph will be construed and applied in a manner consistent with Code Section 409A and Treasury Regulations of other guidance issued thereunder.

 

Specified Employee” means a service provider who, as of the date of the service provider’s Separation from Service, is a key employee of a service recipient any stock of which is publicly traded on an established securities market or otherwise. A key employee is any individual who is described in Code Section 416(i)(1)(A)(i), (ii), or (iii) (applied in accordance with the Regulations thereunder and disregarding section 416(i)(5)) at any time during the 12-month period ending on a Specified Employee identification date. The provisions and application of this paragraph will be construed and applied in a manner consistent with Code Section 409A and Treasury Regulations of other guidance issued thereunder.

 

 

 


 

12.           Executive Representation.

 

Executive hereby represents to Company that the execution and delivery of this Agreement by Executive and Company and the performance by Executive of Executive's duties hereunder shall not constitute a breach of, or otherwise contravene, the terms of any employment agreement or other agreement or policy to which Executive is a party or otherwise bound.

 

13.           Amendment.

 

No provision of this Agreement may be modified, waived or discharged unless such waiver, modification or discharge is agreed to in writing signed by Executive and an officer of Company authorized by the Board to do so.  No waiver of any provision of this Agreement shall be deemed a continuing waiver or a waiver of any other provision, whether or not similar.

 

14.           Governing Law.

 

The validity, interpretation, construction and performance of this Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Tennessee, without regard to principles of conflicts of laws. The provisions of this Agreement are intended to be construed and applied in a mannner consistent with compliance with Code Section 409A, where applicable.  Accordingly, the provisions hereof shall be construed and applied consistent with such intent, to the extent applicable.

 

15.           Validity.

 

The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision or provisions of this Agreement shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision of this Agreement which shall remain in full force and effect.

 

16.           Arbitration.

 

Except as otherwise provided in Paragraph 17 of this Agreement, all disputes and controversies arising from or in conjunction with Executive's employment with, or any termination from, Company and all disputes and controversies arising under or in connection with this Agreement (except claims for vested benefits brought under ERISA) shall be settled by mandatory arbitration conducted before one arbitrator having knowledge of employment law in accordance with the rules for expedited resolution of employment disputes of the American Arbitration Association then in effect. The arbitration shall be held in the Memphis, Tennessee metropolitan area at a location selected by Company. The determination of the arbitrator shall be made within thirty (30) days following the close of the hearing on any dispute or controversy and shall be final and binding on the parties. The parties hereby waive their right to a trial of any and all claims arising out of this Agreement or breach of this Agreement.  Each party agrees to pay his or its own costs and expenses incurred in connection with any arbitration including, without limitation, attorney's fees and one-half of the arbitrator's fees, unless the arbitrator determines that such expenses must be otherwise allocated under applicable law to maintain the validity of this Section 16.

 

 

 


 

17.           Specific Performance.

 

Notwithstanding Section 16 of this Agreement, if Executive breaches or threatens to commit a breach of Section 6 of this Agreement, Company shall have the right to specific performance (i.e., the right and remedy to have the terms and conditions of Section 6 specifically enforced by a court of competent jurisdiction), it being agreed that any breach or threatened breach of Section 6 would cause irreparable injury and that money damages may not provide an adequate remedy.  If Company exercises its right to seek specific performance in a court of competent jurisdiction, Executive may assert any claims he may have against Company or its affiliates in such action, and nothing set forth in Paragraph 16 of this Agreement is intended or shall be construed to limit Executive's right to assert such claims.

 

18.           Cooperation.

 

Executive shall provide his reasonable cooperation in connection with any investigation, action or proceeding (or any appeal from any action or proceeding) which relates to events occurring during Executive's employment hereunder. This provision shall survive any termination of this Agreement.

 

19.           Compensation Limitation

 

Notwithstanding the foregoing, Executive and Company agree that (i) to the extent permitted by any Federal statute (the "Act") that limits compensation of Executive hereunder, any payments or benefits payable to Executive under this Agreement (including, without limitation, payments under Sections 2 and 4 hereof) or pursuant to any other compensation or benefit plan of Company or other arrangement between Company and Executive that do not comply with the Act shall be deferred until such payments or benefits may be paid under the Act, and (ii) to the extent the Act does not permit the deferral of any such payments or benefits, the maximum compensation and/or severance Executive may receive from Company under this Agreement or any other compensation or benefit plan of Company or other arrangement between Company and Executive will not exceed the amount allowed under the Act.

 

20.           Entire Agreement.

 

This Agreement, any award agreement between Company and Executive entered into pursuant to Company's stock Incentive Compensation Programs, and Company's employee benefit plans in which Executive will continue to participate as provided in this Agreement, contain the entire understanding between Company and Executive with respect to Executive's employment with Company and supersede in all respects any prior or other agreement or understanding between Company or any affiliate of Company and Executive with respect to Executive's employment.

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, Company and Executive have executed this Agreement as of the day and year first above written.

 

PINNACLE AIRLINES, INC.

 

 

 

By:  /s/ Donald J. Breeding

Donald J. Breeding

Chairman

 

 

EXECUTIVE:

 

/s/ Philip H. Trenary

Philip H. Trenary;  

5825 Garden Oak Cove, Memphis, TN 38120;  

E-mail address:ptrenary@nwairlink.com

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Attachment "A"

 

INCENTIVE COMPENSATION PROGRAMS

 

1.           Cash Incentives:  Annual Management Bonus Plan

 

2.           Stock Incentives:  2003 Stock Incentive Plan

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Attachment "B"

 

 

 

GENERAL RELEASE

 

This Release is made and entered into by Philip H. Trenary (the "Executive") and Pinnacle Airlines, Inc. (the "Company").

 

In consideration of the payments, benefit continuation and acceleration provided for in Section 4.2(b)(i), (ii) and (iii) of this Management Compensation Agreement, Executive, on behalf of himself and for any person or entity who may claim by or through him, irrevocably and unconditionally releases, waives, and forever discharges Company, its past, present, and future subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates, successors, and their respective officers, directors, attorneys, agents, and present and past employees from any and all claims or causes of action that Executive had, has, or may have relating to Executive's employment with Company and/or termination therefrom up to and including the date of this Agreement, including but not limited to any claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, the Tennessee Human Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act ("ADEA"), and claims under any other federal, state, or local statute, regulation, or ordinance, including wrongful or retaliatory discharge.

 

This Release shall not be construed as an admission by Company of any liability, wrongdoing, or violation of any law, statute, regulation, agreement or policy, and Company denies any such liability or wrongdoing.

 

Executive acknowledges and agrees that this Release includes a release and waiver as to claims under the ADEA.  Executive acknowledges and confirms that he understands and agrees to the terms and conditions of this Release; that these terms are written in layperson terms, and that he has been fully advised of his rights to seek the advice and assistance of consultants, including an attorney, to review this Release.  Executive further acknowledges that he does not waive any rights or claims under the ADEA that arise after the date this Release is signed by him, and specifically, Executive understands that he is receiving money and benefits beyond anything of value to which he is already entitled from Company.  Executive acknowledges that he has had up to 21 days to consider whether to accept and sign this Release, and has had adequate time and opportunity to review the Release and consult with any legal counsel or other advisors of his choosing.  Executive understands that if he signs this Release before the expiration of the 21-day period, his signature will evidence his voluntary election to forego waiting the full 21 days to sign this Release.  If Executive chooses not to accept, or the 21-day period expires without his acceptance, then the offer in this Release is null and void.  Executive further acknowledges that in compliance with the Older Workers' Benefit Protection Act of 1990, he has been fully advised by Company of his right to revoke and nullify this Release, and that this revocation must be exercised, if at all, within seven days of the date he signs this Release.  Executive may revoke his acceptance at any time within the seven days following his signing of this Release by notifying Company of his decision to revoke the acceptance by writing directed and delivered to Pinnacle Airlines, Inc., 1689 Nonconnah Boulevard, Suite 111, Memphis, TN 38132, Attention:  Chairman of the Board.

 

Acceptance of this offer is strictly voluntary.  This Release shall become effective and enforceable only after the seven-day revocation period has expired.  Should Executive decline to accept the benefits of this Release, or if is revoked by him, Executive will not receive the proposed additional compensation and benefits.

 

By his signature below, Executive accepts the terms of this Release.

 

 

 

PINNACLE AIRLINES, INC.

EXECUTIVE

By:                                                                

 

Name:

Name:

Title:

Address:                                                                

 

 

Date:

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Date: