Employment Agreement- Turner

Amendment to Employment Agreement

Employment Agreement- Lawson

 

Jeffrey L. Turner

                              EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT

 

     THIS EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT (this "Agreement") is entered into as of the

Closing Date (as defined below), by and between Mid-Western Aircraft Systems,

Inc. a Delaware corporation (the "Company"), and Jeffrey L. Turner

("Executive").

 

                                    Recitals

 

     WHEREAS, the Company and The Boeing Company have entered into an Asset

Purchase Agreement, dated as of February 22, 2005 (the "Purchase Agreement"),

pursuant to which the Company will purchase substantially all of The Boeing

Company's commercial aircraft operations in Wichita, Kansas and Tulsa, Oklahoma;

 

     WHEREAS, the Executive is currently serving as Vice President and General

Manager of The Boeing Company's Wichita and Tulsa operations, and the Company

desires to secure the continued employment of Executive in accordance herewith;

 

     WHEREAS, Executive has agreed to become the Chief Executive Officer of the

Company pursuant to the terms and conditions of this Agreement; and

 

     WHEREAS, the parties desire to enter into this Agreement, as of the

effective date of the consummation of the transactions contemplated by the

Purchase Agreement (the "Closing Date"), setting forth the terms and conditions

for the employment relationship of the Executive with the Company during the

Employment Period (as hereinafter defined).

 

     NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the foregoing, and the representations,

warranties, and covenants hereinafter, the parties hereto agree as follows:

 

     1. Employment. Subject to the conditions contained in Section 2 herein, at

all times during the Employment Period (as hereinafter defined), the Company

shall employ Executive in the capacity of Chief Executive Officer of the

Company. In such capacity, Executive shall devote his full time and professional

efforts to such position, shall be assigned and undertake those duties and tasks

as are appropriate for a person in such position, which shall include, serving

as a member of the Board of Directors of the Company (the "Board") or as an

executive officer or member of the board of directors of any other affiliated

company at the Company's request, and shall exercise such authority as is

customarily exercised by a Chief Executive Officer of the Company subject to the

overall supervision of the Board, and shall comply with all Company policies.

 

     2. Conditions of Employment. Notwithstanding anything contained herein,

this Agreement is conditioned on and this Agreement shall be deemed canceled and

of no force and effect if (a) the Purchase Agreement is terminated in accordance

with its terms, or (b) Executive fails to invest at least $500,000.00 (either in

personal cash holdings of Executive and/or pursuant to an election under the

Company's Supplemental Executive Retirement Plan (as in effect from

 

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time to time, the "SERP")) in exchange for the Common Stock and/or phantom stock

of the Company's parent, which investment will be matched by the Company on a

basis of up to 4 to 1, subject to and in accordance with the terms and

conditions of the Company's Executive Investment Plan (as in effect from time to

time, the "EIP").

 

     3. Employment Period. The term of this Agreement shall commence as of the

Closing Date and shall expire, subject to earlier termination of employment as

hereinafter provided, on the third anniversary of the Closing Date ("Employment

Period"); provided, however, that on the second anniversary of the Closing Date

and each anniversary thereafter of such date, the Employment Period shall

automatically be extended for an additional one (1) year period unless prior

thereto: a) either party has given written notice to the other that such party

does not wish to extend the term of this Agreement, or b) the parties have

agreed to otherwise extend this Agreement.

 

     4. Compensation. Except as otherwise provided for herein, throughout the

Employment Period the Company shall pay or provide Executive with the following,

and Executive shall accept the same, as compensation for the performance of his

undertakings and the services to be rendered by him throughout the Employment

Period under this Agreement, including, without limitation, any services as a

member of the Board (it being understood and agreed that Executive will not

receive any additional compensation for serving as a member of the Board or as

an officer or member of the board of directors of any other affiliated company

at the Company's request):

 

          (a) Annual Compensation.

 

               (i) Base Salary: Two hundred and Sixty-Three Thousand and Four

     Hundred Dollars ($263,400.00) per year, to be reviewed annually by the

     Board (or, at the Board's direction, a committee of the Board), but the

     Base Salary and incentive compensation potential in the aggregate may not

     be reduced by the Board to a rate that is less than the highest rate

     Executive has attained on an annualized basis unless such reduction is part

     of a general salary reduction applied to members of the Company's senior

     management as a group.

 

               (ii) Annual Incentive Compensation: Executive shall be provided

     target incentive compensation (either in cash, phantom stock, or Common

     Stock of the Company's parent, as specified by the Board of Directors or

     administrative committee of the Company's Short-Term Incentive Plan (as in

     effect from time to time, the "STIP")) pursuant to the terms and conditions

     of the STIP. The first year incentives shall include 40% of Base Salary in

     cash and 40% of Base Salary in stock or phantom stock if threshold

     incentives are reached, 200% of Base Salary in cash and 200% of Base Salary

     in stock or phantom stock if target incentives are reached and awards will

     be doubled to 400% respectively upon achievement of outstanding goals.

 

          (b) Benefit Plans. Executive shall also participate in the Company's

other employee benefit plans, policies, practices, and arrangements in which all

senior executives are typically eligible to participate, or plans and

arrangements substituted therefor or in addition thereto, including without

limitation any defined benefit retirement plan, excess or

 

 

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supplementary plan, profit sharing plan, savings plan, health and dental plan,

disability plan, survivor income and life insurance plan, executive financial

planning program, other arrangement, or any successors thereto, the SERP, STIP,

EIP, and such other benefit plans, any and all of which may be amended by the

Company from time to time, (collectively hereinafter referred to as the "Benefit

Plans"). The Executive's entitlement to any other compensation or benefits shall

be determined in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Benefit Plans

and other applicable programs, practices, and arrangements then in effect.

 

          (c) Paid Time Off. Paid time off of no less than five (5) weeks per

year, and all paid holidays given by the Company to its executive officers.

 

          (d) Fringe Benefits. All fringe benefits and perquisites all in

accordance with the Company's policies as the same may be amended from time to

time.

 

          (e) Withholding Taxes. The Company shall have the right to deduct from

all payments made to Executive hereunder any federal, state, or local taxes

required by law to be withheld with respect to such payments.

 

          (f) Expenses. During the Employment Period, the Company shall promptly

pay or reimburse Executive for all reasonable out-of-pocket expenses incurred by

Executive in the performance of duties hereunder in accordance with the

Company's policies and procedures then in effect.

 

     5. Office. Throughout the Employment Period the Company shall provide an

office to Executive, the location and furnishings of which shall be equivalent

to or better than the offices provided to other senior executives of the Company

at the primary location of Executive's employment, and the Company shall provide

secretarial services and other administrative services to Executive that shall

be equivalent to or better than the secretarial services and other

administrative services provided to other senior executives of the Company.

 

     6. Termination. In addition to the termination rights in Section 2 of this

Agreement, this Agreement shall terminate upon the following circumstances:

 

          (a) Without Cause. At any time at the election of either Executive or

Company for any reason or no reason, without cause.

 

          (b) Cause. At any time at the election of Company for Cause. "Cause"

for this purpose shall mean (i) Executive committing a material breach of this

Agreement or acts involving moral turpitude, including fraud, dishonesty,

disclosure of confidential information, or the commission of a felony, or direct

and deliberate acts constituting a material breach of his duty of loyalty to

Company; (ii) Executive willfully or continuously refusing to or willfully

failing to perform the material duties reasonably assigned to him by the Board

that are consistent with the provisions of this Agreement and not resulting from

a Disability; or (iii) the inability of Executive to obtain and maintain

appropriate United States security clearances. Executive shall not be deemed to

have been terminated for Cause unless and until there shall have been delivered

to Executive a copy of a resolution, duly adopted by the Board. With regard to

(iii), if Executive's failure to obtain and maintain appropriate United States

security clearances is

 

 

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through no fault of his own, and such failure may be remedied without harm to

the Company, then Executive will be given a reasonable time, not to exceed sixty

(60) days, to cure the breach.

 

          (c) Disability. Executive's death or his being unable to render the

services required to be rendered by him during the Employment Period for a

period of one hundred eighty (180) days during any twelve-month period

("Disability").

 

     7. Effect of Termination.

 

          (a) If Executive's employment is terminated by Executive, the Company

shall pay Executive's Base Salary through point of termination and pay one half

(1/2) a pro rated bonus for the time worked (in cash or stock in accordance with

the STIP) at the time incentive compensation would otherwise be payable under

the plan for the year of termination on the basis of the Company's performance

relative to target achieved for that full year. With regard to the EIP,

Executive shall be credited with years of service for vesting purposes for the

time worked prior to termination, and, except as may otherwise be expressly

provided in this Agreement or in any Benefit Plan, Company shall have no further

obligation to Executive.

 

          (b) If Executive's employment is terminated by Company for Cause, the

Company shall pay Executive's Base Salary through point of termination. With

regard to the EIP, Executive shall be credited with years of service for vesting

purposes for the time worked prior to termination, and, except as may otherwise

be expressly provided in this Agreement or in any Benefit Plan, Company shall

have no further obligation to Executive.

 

          (c) If Executive's employment is terminated because of the expiration

of the Employment Period without renewal, Company shall (i) continue to pay

Executive his Base Salary in effect immediately prior to the end of the

Employment Period for a period (the "Expiry Period") equal to the greater of:

(I) 12 months from the end of the Employment Period, and (II) the duration of

the Non-Competition Period (as defined below), , (ii) with regard to the STIP,

pay a bonus (in cash or stock in accordance with the STIP) at the time incentive

compensation would otherwise be payable under the plan for the year of

termination on the basis of the Company's performance relative to target

achieved for that full year, and in respect of the remainder of the Expiry

Period pay a bonus at the time incentive compensation would otherwise be payable

for the year or years (or part thereof) in the remaining portion of the Expiry

Period on the basis that the Company achieved target for such year or years, but

pro rated for the portion of each such year or years that fell within such

remaining portion of the Expiry Period, and (iii) continue to pay the Medical

Benefits of Executive after termination during the Expiry Period (Medical

Benefits means that portion of the coverage paid by the Company for other

executive officers at the level of coverage elected by Executive during his

employment) or until Executive commences full time employment in an executive

position with another employer, if earlier. Except as may otherwise be expressly

provided in this Agreement or in any Benefit Plan, Company shall have no further

obligation to Executive.

 

          (d) If Executive's employment is terminated by Company prior to the

expiration of the Employment Period for any reason other than Cause and for so

long as Executive is not in breach of his continuing obligations under Sections

8 and 9, Company shall (i) continue to pay Executive his Base Salary in effect

immediately prior to the end of the

 

 

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Employment Period for a period (the "Termination Period") equal to the greater

of: (I) 12 months from the date of termination, and (II) the duration of the

Non-Competition Period (as defined below, (ii) with regard to the STIP, pay a

bonus (in cash or in stock in accordance with the STIP) at the time incentive

compensation would otherwise be payable under the plan for the year of

termination on the basis of the Company's performance relative to target

achieved for the full year, and in respect of the remainder of the Termination

Period pay a bonus at the time incentive compensation would otherwise be payable

for the year or years (or part thereof) in the remaining portion of the

Termination Period on the basis that the Company achieved target for such year

or years, but pro rated for the portion of each such year or years that fell

within such remaining portion of the Termination Period, (iii) with regard to

the EIP, Executive shall be credited with years of service for vesting purposes

for the time that would have otherwise been remaining in the Employment Period,

but for the early termination, (iv) with regard to the EIP, in the event of a

liquidity event (as defined in the EIP), if the return on invested capital (as

defined in the EIP) is not less than 0% then Executive shall be entitled to the

greater of (a) or (b) where: (a) equals the interest in shares acquired by

applying the provisions of the EIP taking into account provision 7(d)(iii) above

and (b) equals the interest in the shares acquired by applying the provisions of

the EIP where the applicable percentage under Section 5.02.A of the EIP is 25%

and the applicable percentage under Section 5.02.C. is 100%., and, (v) continue

to pay the Medical Benefits of Executive after termination for twenty-four

months (Medical Benefits means that portion of the coverage paid by the Company

for other executive officers at the level of coverage elected by Executive

during his employment) or until Executive commences full time employment in an

executive position with another employer, if earlier. Except as may otherwise be

expressly provided in this Agreement or in any Benefit Plan, Company shall have

no further obligation to Executive. The obligations of Sections 8 through 17 of

this Agreement shall survive the expiration or termination of this Agreement.

 

          (e) If this Agreement is terminated because of Executive's Disability,

the Company shall continue to pay (in addition to disability payments) the

following until Employee reaches the age of sixty-five (65) or until Executive

commences full time employment in an executive position with another employer,

if earlier: Base Salary; Medical Benefits; and Life Insurance benefits as

provided to other Company executive officers.

 

          (f) If Executive's employment is terminated because of Executive's

Death, Company shall (i) continue to pay Executive's Base Salary that would have

otherwise been remaining in the Employment Period, but for the early

termination., (ii) with regard to the STIP, pay a bonus (in cash or in stock in

accordance with the STIP) at the time incentive compensation would otherwise be

payable under the plan for the year of termination on the basis of the Company's

performance relative to target achieved for the full year, and one additional

year at target, and, except as may otherwise be expressly provided in this

Agreement or in any Benefit Plan, Company shall have no further obligation to

Executive. For purposes of vesting under the ElP, Executive shall be credited

with years of service for vesting purposes for the time that would have

otherwise been remaining in the Employment Period, but for the early

termination. Amounts payable shall be paid to Executive's designated beneficiary

under this Agreement or, if Executive has not designated a beneficiary in

writing to the Company, to the personal representative(s) of Executive's estate.

For purposes of this Section, Executive may designate an inter vivos revocable

living grantor trust as Executive's beneficiary.

 

 

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     8. Covenant Not to Compete. Without the consent of the Company, Executive

shall not directly or indirectly at any time during the Employment Period and

for a period of two (2) years thereafter unless a shorter period of time is

specified in writing by Company to Executive within 30 days following the

termination of employment for any reason(the "Non-Competition Period"): (a)

undertake employment as an owner, director, partner, officer, employee,

affiliate, or consultant with any business entity directly engaged in the

manufacture and/or sale of products competitive with any major product or major

product line of the Company ("major" meaning greater than 10% of most recent

annual sales by dollar volume), the Company's parent, or any subsidiary of the

Company or the Company's parent; provided, however, that Executive shall not be

deemed to have breached this undertaking if his sole relation with such entity

consists of his holding, directly or indirectly, of not greater than two percent

(2%) of the outstanding securities of a company listed on or through a national

securities exchange; (b) undertake the solicitation of any customer of the

Company, or the Company's parent, or any subsidiary of the Company or Company's

parent, except for the benefit of the Company; or (c) contact any employee of

the Company, the Company's parent, or any subsidiary of the Company or Company's

parent for the purpose of hiring, diverting, or otherwise soliciting employment.

Notwithstanding the above, Executive shall not be deemed in violation of this

Section 8 if Executive undertakes employment with a competitor of the Company

but does not participate in the activities of the competitor that compete with

the Company (e.g., working in a division of a competing company where that

division sells non-competitive products).

 

     9. Confidential Information. Without the express written consent of the

Company, Executive shall not at any time (either during or after the termination

of this Agreement for any reason) use (other than for the benefit of the

Company) or disclose to any other business entity proprietary or confidential

information concerning the Company, the Company's parent, or any of their

affiliates, or the Company's, the Company's parent, or any of their affiliates'

trade secrets or inventions of which Executive has gained knowledge during his

employment with the Company or The Boeing Company. This Section 9 shall not

apply to any such information that: a) Executive is required to disclose by law;

or b) has been otherwise disseminated, disclosed, or made available to the

public.

 

     10. Effect of Breach. Executive agrees that a breach of Sections 8 or 9

cannot adequately be compensated by money damages and, therefore, Company shall

be entitled, in addition to any other right or remedy available to it

(including, but not limited to, an action for damages), to an injunction

restraining such breach or a threatened breach and to specific performance of

either such provision, and Executive hereby consents to the issuance of such

injunction and to the ordering of specific performance.

 

     11. Alternative Dispute Resolution.

 

          (a) Mediation. Executive and the Company agree to submit, prior to

arbitration, all unsettled claims, disputes, controversies, and other matters in

question between them arising out of or relating to this Agreement (including

but not limited to any claim that the Agreement or any of its provisions is

invalid, illegal, or otherwise voidable or void) or the dealings or relationship

between Executive and the Company ("Disputes") to mediation in Chicago, Illinois

and in accordance with the Commercial Mediation Rules of the American

Arbitration Association currently in effect. The mediation shall be private,

confidential,

 

 

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voluntary, and nonbinding. Any party may withdraw from the mediation at any time

before signing a settlement agreement upon written notice to each other party

and to the mediator. The mediator shall be neutral and impartial. The mediator

shall be disqualified as a witness, consultant, expert, or counsel for either

party with respect to the matters in Dispute and any related matters. The

Company and Executive shall pay their respective attorneys' fee and other costs

associated with the mediation, and Company and Executive shall equally bear the

costs and fees of the mediator. If a Dispute cannot be resolved through

mediation within ninety (90) days of being submitted to mediation, the parties

agree to submit the Dispute to arbitration.

 

          (b) Arbitration. Subject to Section 11(a), all Disputes will be

submitted for binding arbitration to the American Arbitration Association on

demand of either party. Such arbitration proceeding will be conducted in

Chicago, Illinois and, except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, will be

heard by one (1) arbitrator in accordance with the Commercial Arbitration Rules

of the American Arbitration Association then in effect. All matters relating to

arbitration will be governed by the federal Arbitration Act (9 U.S.C. Sections 1

et. seq.) and not by any state arbitration law. The arbitrator will have the

right to award or include in his award any relief which he deems proper under

the circumstances, including, without limitation, money damages (with interest

on unpaid amounts from the date due), specific performance, injunctive relief,

and of this Agreement, reasonable attorneys' fees and costs, provided that the

arbitrator will not have the right to amend or modify the terms of this

Agreement. The award and decision of the arbitrator will be conclusive and

binding upon all parties hereto, and judgment upon the award may be entered in

any court of competent jurisdiction. Except as specified above, the Company and

Executive shall pay their respective attorneys' fee and other costs associated

with the arbitration, and the Company and Executive shall equally bear the costs

and fees of the arbitrator.

 

          (c) Confidentiality. Executive and Company agree that they will not

disclose, or permit those acting on their behalf to disclose, any aspect of the

proceedings under Section 11(a) and Section 11(b), including but not limited to

the resolution or the existence or amount of any award, to any person, firm,

organization, or entity of any character or nature, unless divulged (i) to an

agency of the federal or state government, (ii) pursuant to a court order, (iii)

pursuant to a requirement of law, (iv) pursuant to prior written consent of the

Company or Executive, or (v) pursuant to a legal proceeding to enforce a

settlement agreement or arbitration award. This provision is not intended to

prohibit nor does it prohibit Executive's or Company's disclosures of the terms

of any settlement or arbitration award to their attorney(s), accountant(s),

financial advisor(s), or family members, provided that they comply with the

provisions of this paragraph.

 

          (d) Injunctions. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in

this Section 11, the Company and Executive shall have the right in a proper case

to obtain temporary restraining orders and temporary or preliminary injunctive

relief from a court of competent jurisdiction; provided, however, that Company

and Executive must contemporaneously submit the Disputes for non-binding

mediation under Section 11(a) and then for arbitration under Section 11(b) on

the merits as provided herein if such Disputes cannot be resolved through

mediation.

 

 

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          (e) Reimbursement of Fees. Company shall reimburse Executive for

seventy-five (75) percent of all attorneys' fees, mediator fees, and arbitrator

fees incurred by Executive, regardless of the outcome of any such proceedings.

 

     12. Notices. All notices required or permitted under this Agreement shall

be in writing, may be made by personal delivery or facsimile transmission,

effective on the day of such delivery or receipt of such transmission, or may be

mailed by registered or certified mail, effective two (2) days after the date of

mailing, addressed as follows:

 

     To the Company:

 

          Mid-Western Aircraft Systems, Inc.

          Attention: Chairman of the Board, with a copy to the Secretary

          3801 South Oliver

          Wichita, KS 67210

          Facsimile Number: (316) 523-8814

 

     or such other person or address as designated in writing to Executive.

 

     To Executive:

          Jeff Turner

 

     at his last known residence address or to such other address as designated

     by him in writing to Company.

 

     13. Successors. Neither this Agreement nor any right or interest therein

shall be assignable or transferable (whether by pledge, grant of a security

interest, or otherwise) by Executive or Executive's beneficiaries or legal

representatives, except by will, by the laws of descent and distribution, or

inter vivos revocable living grantor trust as Executive's beneficiaries. This

Agreement shall be binding upon and shall inure to the benefit of Company, its

successors and assigns, and Executive and shall be enforceable by them and

Executive's heirs, legatees, legal personal representatives.

 

     14. Waiver, Modification, and Interpretation. No provisions of this

Agreement may be modified, waived, or discharged unless such waiver,

modification, or discharge is agreed to in a writing signed by Executive and an

appropriate officer of the Company empowered to sign the same by the Board. No

waiver by either party at any time of any breach by the party of, or compliance

with, any condition or provision of this Agreement to be performed by the other

party shall be deemed a waiver of similar or dissimilar provisions or conditions

at the same time or at any prior to subsequent time. The validity,

interpretation, construction, and performance of this Agreement shall be

governed by the laws of the State of Kansas; provided, however, that the

corporate law of the state of incorporation of the Company shall govern issues

related to the issuance of shares of its Common Stock. Except as provided in

Section 11, any action brought to enforce or interpret this Agreement shall be

maintained exclusively in the state and federal courts located in Chicago,

Illinois. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of this Agreement

shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision of this

Agreement.

 

     15. Headings. The headings contained herein are for reference purposes only

and shall not in any way affect the meaning or interpretation of any provision

of this Agreement.

 

 

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     16. Entire Agreement. This Agreement (together with the documents expressly

referenced herein) constitutes the entire agreement between the parties,

supersedes in all respects any prior agreement between the Company and Executive

and may not be changed except by a writing duly executed and delivered by the

Company and Executive in the same manner as this Agreement.

 

     17. Counterparts. Company and Executive may execute this Agreement in any

number of counterparts, each of which shall be deemed to be an original but all

of which shall constitute but one instrument. In proving this Agreement, it

shall not be necessary to produce or account for more than one such counterpart.

 

     18. Conflicting Terms. If the terms of this Agreement conflict with the

terms of any of the Benefit Plans, the term that provides the greatest benefit

to Executive shall prevail.

 

     19. Miscellaneous Transfers. Upon request of Executive after the Closing

Date, Company shall transfer to Executive as part of his total compensation

package: a) title to automobile currently provided by Boeing (GMC Denali); and

b) ownership of country club membership.

 

     IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have executed this Agreement as of

the day and year first written above.

 

                                        Mid-Western Aircraft Systems, Inc.

 

 

                                        By: /s/ Nigel Wright

                                            ------------------------------------

                                        Name: Nigel Wright

                                        Title: Vice President

 

                                        "Company"

 

 

                                        /s/ Jeffrey L. Turner

                                        ----------------------------------------

                                        Jeffrey L. Turner

 

                                        "Executive"

 

 

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EX-10.1.1 2 c78991exv10w1w1.htm EXHIBIT 10.1.1

Exhibit 10.1.1

AMENDMENT TO EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT

THIS AMENDMENT (“Amendment”) is made this 31st day of December, 2008, by Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. (the “Company”) and Jeffrey L. Turner (the “Executive”) to the Employment Agreement previously entered into between the Company and the Executive as of June 16, 2005 (the “Agreement”).

WHEREAS, the Company and the Executive are parties to the Agreement; and

WHEREAS, the parties desire to amend the Agreement to address compliance with the requirements of Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”); and

WHEREAS, the Company and the Executive have reviewed and approved the provisions of this Amendment.

NOW THEREFORE, on the basis of the foregoing premises and the mutual covenants and agreements contained herein, the parties hereby agree as follows:

1. Expense Reimbursement. Section 4(f) of the Agreement (regarding reimbursement of expenses) is amended in its entirety to read as follows:

(f) Expenses. The Company will promptly pay or reimburse the Executive for all reasonable out-of-pocket expenses incurred by the Executive during the term of the Executive’s employment in the performance of duties hereunder in accordance with the Company’s policies and procedures then in effect.

The expenses described in this Section 4(f) are not intended to provide for the deferral of compensation within the meaning of Code Section 409A because all such expenses are paid or reimbursed currently and/or will be tax-free. To the extent such expenses are deemed to provide for the deferral of compensation within the meaning of Code Section 409A, they are intended to meet the requirements of a specified date or a fixed schedule of payments. Accordingly, the Company will pay or reimburse (as applicable) all reasonable out-of-pocket expenses incurred by the Executive during the term of the Executive’s employment in the performance of duties under the Agreement in accordance with the Company’s policies and procedures. The amount of expenses eligible for payment or reimbursement in any calendar year will not affect the amount of expenses eligible for payment or reimbursement in any other calendar year. Payment of, or reimbursement for, an expense will be made as soon as administratively practicable after the expense is incurred and in no event later than the end of the calendar year after the calendar year in which the expense was incurred. The right to payment of, or reimbursement for, these expenses is not subject to liquidation or exchange for another benefit.

 

 


 

2. Effect of Voluntary Termination. Section 7(a) of the Agreement (regarding the effect of voluntary termination) is amended by replacing the first sentence thereof with the following:

If Executive’s employment is terminated by Executive, the Company shall pay Executive’s Base Salary through point of termination and pay one half (1/2) a pro rated bonus for the time worked (in cash or stock in accordance with the STIP), such bonus to be paid during the calendar year immediately following the year in which the Executive’s employment terminates (but not later than March 15 of such calendar year or, if earlier, the time incentive compensation would otherwise be payable under the plan for the year of termination), on the basis of the Company’s performance relative to target achieved for that full year.

3. Effect of Termination Due to Contract Expiration. Section 7(c) of the Agreement (regarding the effect of termination due to expiration of the Agreement without renewal) is amended by adding the following paragraph at the end thereof:

Notwithstanding any provision of this Section 7(c) to the contrary, the following will govern the timing of amounts payable under this Section 7(c): (1) to the extent the Executive constitutes a Specified Employee at the time employment terminates (see Section 7(g)), the payments described in Section 7(c)(i) will, to the extent such amounts are subject to Code Section 409A, be delayed until the date that is the earlier of (i) six months after the Executive’s termination of employment, or (ii) the date of the Executive’s death, and upon reaching that date all amounts that would have been paid during the six-month delay period, plus interest thereon at the prime rate (as published in the Wall Street Journal) from the date the payment would have been made but for this paragraph to the date of payment, will be paid in a single lump sum and all remaining amounts will be paid in equal monthly payments for the remainder of the Expiry Period; (2) to the extent the Executive is not a Specified Employee at the time employment terminates, the payments described in Section 7(c)(i) will be paid in equal monthly payments throughout the Expiry Period; and (3) the STIP bonus payments described in Section 7(c)(ii) will be paid during the calendar year immediately following the calendar year to which the bonus amounts relate (e.g., the first bonus payment will be paid during the calendar year immediately following the calendar year in which employment terminates), but will in no event be paid later than March 15 of such calendar year or, if earlier, the date during such calendar year on which STIP awards are otherwise paid to active participants in the STIP.

 

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4. Effect of Involuntary Termination Without Cause. Section 7(d) of the Agreement (regarding the effect of involuntary termination without cause) is amended by adding the following paragraph at the end thereof:

Notwithstanding any provision of this Section 7(d) to the contrary, the following will govern the timing of amounts payable under this Section 7(d): (1) to the extent the Executive constitutes a Specified Employee at the time employment terminates (see Section 7(g)), the payments described in Section 7(d)(i) will, to the extent such amounts are subject to Code Section 409A, be delayed until the date that is the earlier of (i) six months after the Executive’s termination of employment, or (ii) the date of the Executive’s death, and upon reaching that date all amounts that would have been paid during the six-month delay period, plus interest thereon at the prime rate (as published in the Wall Street Journal) from the date the payment would have been made but for this paragraph to the date of payment, will be paid in a single lump sum and all remaining amounts will be paid in equal monthly payments for the remainder of the Termination Period; (2) to the extent the Executive is not a Specified Employee at the time employment terminates, the payments described in Section 7(d)(i) will be paid in equal monthly payments throughout the Termination Period; and (3) the STIP bonus payments described in Section 7(d)(ii) will be paid during the calendar year immediately following the calendar year to which the bonus amounts relate (e.g., the first bonus payment will be paid during the calendar year immediately following the calendar year in which employment terminates), but will in no event be paid later than March 15 of such calendar year or, if earlier, the date during such calendar year on which STIP awards are otherwise paid to active participants in the STIP.

5. Effect of Termination Due to Disability. Section 7(e) of the Agreement (regarding the effect of termination due to disability) is amended by adding the following paragraph after the first paragraph thereof:

Notwithstanding any contrary provision of this Section 7(e), the following will govern the timing of amounts payable under this Section 7(e): (1) to the extent the Executive constitutes a Specified Employee at the time employment terminates (see Section 7(g)), the payments described in this Section 7(e) will, to the extent such amounts are subject to Code Section 409A, be delayed until the earlier of (i) six months after the Executive’s termination of employment, or (ii) the date of the Executive’s death, and upon reaching that date all amounts that would have been paid during the six-month delay period, plus interest thereon at the prime rate (as published in the Wall Street Journal) from the date the payment would have been made but for this paragraph to the date of payment, will be paid in a single lump sum and all remaining amounts will be paid in equal monthly payments until the Executive reaches age 65; and (2) to the extent the Executive is not a Specified Employee at the time employment terminates, the payments described in this Section 7(e) will be paid in equal monthly payments until the Executive reaches age 65.

 

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6. Effect of Termination Due to Death. Section 7(f) of the Agreement (regarding the effect of termination due to death) is amended by adding the following paragraph at the end thereof:

Notwithstanding any provision of this Section 7(f) to the contrary, the following will govern the timing of amounts payable under this Section 7(f): (1) the salary-continuation payments described in Section 7(f)(i) will be paid in equal monthly payments throughout the remainder of the Employment Period; and (2) the STIP bonus payments described in Section 7(f)(ii) will be paid during the calendar year immediately following the calendar year to which the bonus amounts relate (e.g., the first bonus payment will be paid during the calendar year immediately following the calendar year in which employment terminates), but will in no event be paid later than March 15 of such calendar year or, if earlier, the date during such calendar year on which STIP awards are otherwise paid to active participants in the STIP.

7. General Provisions Regarding Termination of Employment. A new Section 7(g) will be added to the Agreement to read as follows:

(g) With respect to amounts payable to the Executive (or the Executive’s beneficiary) under this Section 7 on account of or following termination of employment, the following provisions also will apply, notwithstanding any contrary provision of this Agreement:

(i) The termination of Executive as an employee of the Company (whether due to retirement, disability, discharge, voluntary termination, or otherwise) will not be deemed to occur earlier than the date on which the Executive has incurred a separation from service with the Company and all entities that have a relationship to the Company described in Section 414(b) or (c) of the Code, applied by substituting the phrase “more than 50%” for the phrase “at least 80%” in each place it appears in Code Section 1563(a)(1), (2), and (3) and in each place it appears in Treas. Reg. § 1.414(c)-2.

(ii) The Executive is a “Specified Employee” if, with respect to a corporation any stock in which is publicly traded on an established securities market or otherwise, the Executive is, or is treated under Code Section 409A as, either (i) an officer of the corporation having annual compensation greater than $130,000 (as adjusted for cost-of-living increases in accordance with Code Section 416(i)(1)(A) and Code Section 415(d)), (ii) a 5% owner of the corporation, or (iii) a 1% owner of the corporation having annual compensation from the corporation of more than $150,000. For purposes of determining the Executive’s percentage ownership in a corporation, the constructive-ownership rules described in Code Section 416(i)(1)(B) will apply. The determination of whether the Executive is a Specified Employee will be made by the Company in accordance with regulations issued under Code Section 409A and other available guidance.

 

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(iii) With respect to the provision of, or the payment or reimbursement for, medical insurance, life insurance, or other welfare-benefits after separation from service (to the extent otherwise provided in this Section 7), if such amounts are deemed to provide for the deferral of compensation within the meaning of Code Section 409A, they are intended to meet the requirements of a fixed schedule of payments. Accordingly, the Company will pay, provide, or reimburse those amounts only during the period otherwise specified in this Section 7. The amounts paid, provided, or reimbursed in any calendar year will not affect the amount paid, provided, or reimbursed in any other calendar year. To the extent payment or reimbursement for any amounts will be made to the Executive (or the Executive’s beneficiary), in no event will payment or reimbursement be made later than the end of the calendar year after the calendar year in which the expense was incurred. The right to provision of, or payment or reimbursement for, any benefits is not subject to liquidation or exchange for any other benefit.

8. Controversy Expenses. Section 11(e) (related to reimbursement of certain controversy expenses) is amended by adding the following paragraph at the end thereof:

To address compliance with Code Section 409A, the parties agree that (i) the reimbursements described in this Section 11(e) will in no event be made later than the end of the calendar year after the calendar year in which such costs and expenses are incurred by the Executive, (ii) the amounts paid or reimbursed in any calendar year will not affect the amount paid or reimbursed in any other calendar year, and (iii) the right to reimbursement under this Section 11(e) is not subject to liquidation or exchange for any other benefit.

9. Miscellaneous Transfers. The parties acknowledge that the transfers described in Section 19 of the Agreement have been completed and accounted for.

10. No Acceleration. A new Section 20 is added to the agreement to read as follows:

20. No Acceleration. To the extent any amount payable under this Agreement is deferred compensation within the meaning of Code Section 409A or is otherwise subject to Code Section 409A then, except as otherwise permitted by law, the time or schedule of any such payment under this Agreement will not be accelerated, and no interpretation, modification, alteration, amendment, or complete or partial termination of this Agreement, or any provision of this Agreement, will cause or permit acceleration of the time or schedule of any payment of such amounts under this Agreement.

 

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11. Indemnification. The Company agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Executive from and against any taxes, penalties, or interest (“Taxes”) that may be imposed on or assessed against the Executive by reason of the failure of any amounts paid or payable under the Agreement to satisfy the requirements of Code Section 409A due to either (i) an alleged deficiency in the form of the Agreement, or (ii) the Company’s failure to follow the terms of the Agreement, unless the imposition or assessment of such Taxes is due to failure by the Executive to agree to any modifications to the Agreement, or to take any other actions, that are, in the opinion of legal counsel to the Company, necessary to permit the Agreement, and the amounts paid or payable under the Agreement, to continue to satisfy the requirements of Code Section 409A. In the event any such Taxes are assessed or proposed to be assessed against the Executive, the Executive will notify the Company of such assessment or proposed assessment within 30 days, and the Executive will, if requested by the Company, contest the assessment of such Taxes in such forums and proceedings as the Company may deem appropriate, utilizing counsel selected by the Company, so long as the Company pays or provides for all the costs and expenses associated with such contest(s), including, but not limited to, paying or reimbursing (within five business days after request by the Executive) costs of counsel and providing advance payment or deposit of any taxes, penalties, or interest deemed necessary or appropriate by the Company. Upon final assessment of any Taxes for which the Executive is entitled to indemnification hereunder, the Company will either (A) pay such Taxes on the Executive’s behalf when due, or (B) reimburse the Executive for payment of such Taxes within five business days after such payment by the Executive. In addition, in the event the Executive becomes entitled to indemnification for Taxes hereunder, the Company will make a gross-up payment to the Executive in an amount such that, after payment by the Executive of all Taxes imposed with respect to the indemnification payment(s) hereunder and such gross-up payment the Executive retains an amount equal to the gross amount of such indemnification payment(s) (or, in the event the Company’s indemnification obligation is satisfied by direct payment of Taxes on the Executive’s behalf, the Executive has no out-of-pocket expense for payment of Taxes related to such indemnification payment(s)).

The right to indemnification for Taxes hereunder, and the right to payment or reimbursement of expenses in connection with the contest of the assessment of such Taxes, is intended to meet the requirements of a fixed schedule of payments for purposes of Code Section 409A. Accordingly, (i) in the case of a payment to reimburse the Executive for taxes (including interest, penalties, or other similar items) paid to any taxing authority, such amounts will be paid or reimbursed not later than the end of the calendar year after the calendar year in which the Executive remits those amounts to the taxing authority; (ii) in the case of a payment to reimburse the Executive for the costs, fees, and expenses of tax or accounting services, such amounts will be paid or reimbursed not later than the end of the calendar year after the calendar year in which such amounts are incurred by the Executive; and (iii) in the case of a payment to reimburse the Executive for costs and expenses incurred in connection with a tax audit or related administrative or legal proceeding, such amounts will be paid or reimbursed not later than the end of the calendar year after the calendar year in which the taxes subject to the audit or related proceeding are remitted to the taxing authority or where as a result of the audit or related proceeding no taxes are remitted the end of the calendar year after the calendar year in which the audit is completed or there is a final and nonappealable settlement or other resolution of any litigation resulting from the audit. Further, with respect to any of the foregoing amounts, the amounts paid or reimbursed in any calendar year will not affect the amount paid or reimbursed in any other calendar year, and the right to payment or reimbursement of any such costs or expenses will not be subject to liquidation or exchange for any other benefit.

 

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12. Remaining Provisions. The remaining provisions of the Agreement will continue in full force and effect.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed this Amendment as of the date first set forth above.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPIRIT AEROSYSTEMS, INC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

 

/s/ Gloria Farha Flentje 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Jeffrey L. Turner 

 

 

 

Name:

 

Gloria Farha Flentje 

 

 

 

 

Jeffrey L. Turner

 

 

Title:

 

Senior Vice President,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Human Resources and Administration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Company”

 

 

 

Executive”

 

 

 

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EX-10.1 2 a13-8209_1ex10d1.htm EX-10.1

Exhibit 10.1

 

EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT

 

This Employment Agreement (“Agreement”) is entered into as of March 18, 2013 to be effective as of April 6, 2013 (the “Effective Date”) by Spirit AeroSystems, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“we,” “us,” our,” and other similar pronouns), and Larry A. Lawson (“you,” “your,” “yours,” and other similar pronouns). Our parent company is Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. (“Holdings”), and references in this Agreement to “Spirit” mean us and Holdings collectively.

 

Recitals

 

A.            We are engaged in the manufacture, fabrication, maintenance, repair, overhaul, and modification of aerostructures and aircraft components, and market and sell our products and services to customers throughout the world (together with any other businesses in which Spirit may in the future engage, by acquisition or otherwise, the Business”).

 

B.            We have agreed to employ you as our President and Chief Executive Officer and as President and Chief Executive Officer of Holdings, and you have agreed to accept such employment and relocate to Wichita, KS, in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

 

C.            In the course of performing your duties for us, you are likely to acquire confidential and proprietary information belonging to us, our customers, and our suppliers, develop relationships that are vital to our Business and goodwill, and acquire other important assets in which we have a protectable interest, and you have agreed to the covenants in this Agreement required to protect those assets.

 

Agreement

 

In consideration of the foregoing and the representations, warranties and mutual covenants herein, you and we agree as follows:

 

1.                                      Employment

 

(a)           Position and Responsibility We agree to employ you as our President and Chief Executive Officer and as President and Chief Executive Officer of Holdings, to perform such duties in and about our Business as are appropriate for a person in such position, which will include serving as a member of the board of directors of Holdings (the “Board”) or as an executive officer or member of the board of directors of any other affiliated company at our request. You will have and exercise such authority as is customarily exercised by a chief executive officer of a company, subject to the overall supervision of the Board. Your office will be at our headquarters in Wichita, KS, and you agree to relocate to Wichita, KS. You will devote your full time to this employment. However, it will not be considered a violation of this Agreement for you to devote reasonable periods of time to the following activities, so long as such activities do not, individually or collectively, interfere with the regular performance of your duties and responsibilities under this Agreement: (i) subject to the Board’s pre-approval, serving as a director, trustee, or member of a committee of any organization involving no conflict of

 

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interest with our interests; (ii) delivering lectures, fulfilling speaking engagements, or teaching at educational institutions or business organizations; (iii) engaging in charitable and community activities; or (iv) managing your personal investments.

 

(b)           Employment Period Your employment will commence on the Effective Date, will continue for a period of three years after the Effective Date (the “Initial Term”), and will be automatically extended for successive one-year periods thereafter (each a “Renewal Term”), unless either of us provides the other with written notice at least ninety days in advance of the expiration of the Initial Term or the then-current Renewal Term, as applicable, that such period will not be so extended (the Initial Term and any Renewal Term are, collectively, the “Employment Period”). In all cases, your employment is subject to earlier termination as provided in this Agreement.

 

2.                                      Performance

 

You will devote your best efforts and abilities to faithfully preserve and advance our Business, welfare, and best interests. You will strictly comply with all Spirit rules, policies, and procedures in effect and as amended from time to time, including, but not limited to, our Code of Ethical Business Conduct, Insider Trading Policy, Anti-Bribery Policy, Related Person Transaction Policy, Special Security Agreement, and internal and disclosure controls; follow all applicable U.S. and foreign laws and regulations; and be governed by our decisions and instructions consistent with the duties assigned to you.

 

3.                                      Compensation

 

Except as otherwise provided herein, for all services to be performed by you in any capacity, including without limitation any services as an officer, director, member of any committee, or any other duties assigned to you, during the Employment Period we will pay or provide you with the following, and you will accept the same, as compensation for your covenants in and performance of your duties under this Agreement:

 

(a)           Base Salary You will be entitled to an annual salary of $1,000,000 (“Base Salary”), which will be paid in accordance with our policies and procedures. The Base Salary may be changed from time to time on a discretionary basis or based upon your and/or our performance or such other factors as the Board or the Board’s compensation committee (“Committee”) deems appropriate in its sole discretion, except that the Base Salary will not be decreased (but may be increased) for three years after the Effective Date.

 

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(b)           Sign On Bonuses — Restricted Stock Awards

 

(i)            Signing Bonus In consideration of entering into this Agreement, we will grant you a one-time award of $2,000,000 of restricted stock (the “Bonus Shares”) under the Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. Long-Term Incentive Plan, as amended or restated from time to time (the “LTIP”), subject to the terms and provisions of the LTIP and this Section 3(b). In lieu of the vesting schedule described in Section 4.02 of the LTIP, the Bonus Shares will be subject to the following vesting schedule

 

Years of Service

 

Vested

After the Effective Date

 

Percentage

Less than 1

 

0%

1 but less than 2

 

33-1/3%

2 but less than 3

 

66-2/3%

3 or more

 

100%

 

(ii)           Buyout Bonus In consideration of executive compensation benefits foregone by you upon termination of your employment with Lockheed Martin, including long-term incentives, mandatory deferrals, and dividend accruals, we will grant you a one-time award of $4,000,000 of restricted stock (the “Buyout Shares”) under the LTIP, subject to the terms and provisions of the LTIP and this Section 3(b). In lieu of the vesting schedule described in Section 4.02 of the LTIP, the Buyout Shares will be subject to the following vesting schedule:

 

Years of Service

 

Vested

After the Effective Date

 

Percentage

Less than 1

 

0%

1 but less than 2

 

33-1/3%

2 but less than 3

 

66-2/3%

3 or more

 

100%

 

(iii)          Service Crediting For purposes of applying the vesting schedules in the foregoing clauses (i) and (ii), you will be credited with a year of service after the Effective Date for each 12-month period after the Effective Date during which you are continuously performing services (or deemed to be continuously performing services) for us. In addition, if, at any time before your vested percentage is 100%, you are involuntarily terminated by us without Cause (which will include, but is not limited to, termination due to expiration of the Initial Term or any Renewal Term without renewal where we have notified you in accordance with Section 1(b) that we do not intend to renew the Agreement), you voluntarily terminate your employment for Good Reason or your employment terminates because of your death or your total disability as evidenced by commencement of benefits under our long-term disability plan (or, if you are not a participant in the long-term disability plan, when you would have been eligible for benefits using the standards set forth in that plan), you will automatically become 100% vested with respect to the Bonus Shares and the Buyout Shares.

 

(iv)          Number of Shares For purposes of determining the number of shares of stock to be granted in connection with the awards described in the foregoing clauses (i) and (ii),

 

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the total dollar value of each award will be divided by an amount equal to the average of the opening value and the closing value of a share of our Class A common stock traded on the New York Stock Exchange, as determined on the third trading day after the date on which we publicly announce our earnings for the first fiscal quarter of 2013. The number of shares so determined with respect to each award will be rounded up to the nearest whole number.

 

(c)           Discretionary Bonus You will be eligible for any cash or equity bonus as awarded by the Board or Committee from time to time, whether on a discretionary basis or on such terms as the Board or Committee may establish. Your target discretionary bonus will be 10% of Base Salary.

 

(d)           Short-Term Incentive Plan You are eligible to participate in the Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. Short-Term Incentive Plan, as amended or restated from time to time (“STIP”), pursuant to and in accordance with the terms and conditions of the STIP. Your STIP award opportunity will be 115% of Base Salary if target performance goals are reached and 230% of Base Salary if outstanding performance goals are reached. If target performance goals are not reached, you will be entitled to such incentive compensation, if any, as is otherwise provided by the STIP, our policies, or this Agreement. Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement or in the STIP, any STIP award will be paid half in cash and half in restricted stock. In addition to the foregoing, we agree that:

 

(i)            For the 2013 plan year, you will be entitled to an incentive compensation award under the STIP of no less than 115% of Base Salary.

 

(ii)           Any amount you are entitled to receive for the 2013 plan year will not be prorated due to service for less than the full 2013 plan year.

 

(iii)          For the 2014 plan year, you will be entitled to an incentive compensation award under the STIP of no less than 57.5% of Base Salary.

 

(e)           Long-Term Incentive Plan You are eligible to participate in annual awards under the LTIP granted by the Board or the Committee, pursuant to and in accordance with the terms and conditions of the LTIP, as amended or restated from time to time. Each year of the Initial Term, you will receive an annual LTIP award equal to 400% of Base Salary. Your annual LTIP awards will be granted at the time and on the terms that we grant annual LTIP awards to our other executives.  Your annual LTIP award for 2013 will not be prorated due to service for less than the full 2013 plan year.

 

(f)            Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Plan You are eligible to participate in the Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. Amended and Restated Deferred Compensation Plan, as amended or restated from time to time (“DCP”), subject to and in accordance with the terms and provisions of the DCP. You may elect to voluntarily defer compensation under the DCP in accordance with the terms and conditions of the DCP and the plan administrator’s policies and procedures. In addition, on each of the first five annual anniversaries of the Effective Date, we will credit your account under the DCP with $1,000,000, so long as you remain employed by us on that date, except that, if before the fifth annual anniversary of the Effective Date you are involuntarily terminated by us without Cause (which will include, but is not limited to,

 

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termination due to expiration of the Initial Term or any Renewal Term without renewal where we have notified you in accordance with Section 1(b) that we do not intend to renew the Agreement) or you voluntarily terminate your employment for Good Reason, we will credit your account under the DCP on the date of termination with the remaining amounts you would have been credited with under this Section 3(f) as if you had remained employed until the fifth annual anniversary of the Effective Date.

 

(g)           Other Benefit Plans You will also be eligible to participate in other executive benefit plans, policies, practices, and arrangements in which one or more of our senior executives is eligible to participate from time to time, including without limitation (i) any defined benefit or defined contribution retirement plan, excess or supplementary plan, profit-sharing plan, savings plan, health and dental plan, disability plan, survivor-income and life-insurance plan, executive financial planning program, or other arrangement, or any successors thereto; (ii) any perquisite allowance or reimbursement arrangement the Board or Committee may adopt; and (iv) such other benefit plans as we may establish or maintain from time to time (collectively “Benefit Plans”). Your entitlement to any other compensation or benefits will be determined in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Benefit Plans and other applicable programs, practices, and arrangements then in effect.

 

(h)           Office Throughout the Employment Period, we will provide you with an office at the primary location of your employment, the location and furnishings of which will be equivalent to or better than the offices provided to our other senior executives, and we will provide you with secretarial services and other administrative services that will be equivalent to or better than the secretarial services and other administrative services provided to our other senior executives.

 

(i)            Relocation Benefits We will provide you with relocation assistance benefits in accordance with our relocation policies and procedures, including a program administered by Cartus, which will include the following:

 

(i)            Temporary housing in Wichita, KS until the earlier of (A) the closing of the sale of your current residence, or (B) the purchase of a new residence in the Wichita, KS metro area, but in neither case to exceed one year after the Effective Date.

 

(ii)           Participation in the Cartus Buyer Value Option program to assist in the sale of your current residence, including marketing assistance, payment of the usual and customary real estate commission, sale incentives (up to 2% of net sales price), as further defined in the Cartus policy, and loss reimbursement on the sale of up to $300,000.

 

(iii)          A homefinding trip, to include airfare (14 days advance booking), car rental, meals, and lodging.

 

(iv)          Reimbursement of eligible new home purchase expenses on the purchase of a residence in the Wichita, KS metro area, up to 2% of the primary loan amount.

 

(v)           Upon the purchase of a new residence in the Wichita, KS metro area within one year after the Effective Date and in lieu of further payment or reimbursement of

 

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temporary housing expenses under the foregoing clause (i), duplicate housing assistance for the remainder of the one-year period after the Effective Date, to include reimbursement for the following expenses with respect to your current residence: mortgage interest, prorated real estate taxes, prorated homeowners insurance, utilities, and maintenance.

 

(vi)          Shipment of household goods and vehicles to Wichita, KS.

 

(vii)         A one-time allowance of $15,000, less required tax withholdings, to cover miscellaneous relocation expenses.

 

(viii)        Tax assistance (gross-up) on the items listed in the foregoing clauses (i), (iii), (iv), (v), and (vi), as well as the sale incentives (if any) paid under the foregoing clause (ii) in connection with the sale of your current residence.

 

The payment and provision of relocation benefits is conditioned upon you remaining employed by us until the second anniversary of the Effective Date, and relocation benefits must be repaid to us by you if that condition is not satisfied. However, you will not be required to repay the relocation benefits if you are terminated by us without Cause or you voluntarily terminate your employment for Good Reason or your employment ends by reason of death or Disability. Upon termination of your employment with us (other than as provided in the preceding sentence), we may deduct from your paycheck(s) or other amounts owed to you such relocation payments or any other advances previously made to you. To the extent such deductions are insufficient to fully reimburse us, you will be liable to us for the balance.

 

(j)            Earned Time Off You will be provided with earned time off and 12 paid holidays each year in accordance with our policies and practices in effect from time to time. Notwithstanding any contrary policy or practice, however, you will be credited with a minimum of 25 days of earned time off per year, of which 10 days will be immediately available to you upon the Effective Date.

 

(k)           Fringe Benefits You will be provided with all other fringe benefits and perquisites awarded by the Board or Committee for your position level from time to time.

 

(l)            Withholding Taxes We will have the right to deduct from all payments made to you hereunder any federal, state, local and foreign taxes required by law to be withheld.

 

(m)          Expenses During your employment, we will promptly pay or reimburse you for all reasonable out-of-pocket expenses incurred by you in the performance of your duties, in accordance with our policies and procedures then in effect.

 

The payment or reimbursement of expenses described in this Section 3(m) are not intended to provide for the deferral of compensation within the meaning of Code Section 409A because all such expenses are to be paid or reimbursed currently and/or will be tax-free. To the extent such expenses are deemed to provide for the deferral of compensation within the meaning of Code Section 409A, they are intended to meet the requirements of a specified date or a fixed schedule of payments, and this reimbursement provision will be interpreted and applied in a

 

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manner consistent with such requirements. The right to payment of, or reimbursement for, expenses is not subject to liquidation or exchange for any other benefit.

 

4.                                      Restrictions

 

(a)           Acknowledgements You acknowledge and agree that (i) during the Employment Period, because of the nature of your responsibilities and the resources provided by us, you will acquire and/or develop valuable and confidential skills, information, trade secrets, and relationships with respect to our Business; (ii) you may develop on our behalf a personal relationship with various persons, including but not limited to representatives of customers and suppliers, where you may be a principal or our only contact with such persons, and as a consequence, you will occupy a position of trust and confidence to us; (iii) the Business involves the manufacturing, marketing, and sale of our products and services to customers throughout the world, our competitors, both in the United States and internationally, consist of both domestic and international businesses, and the services to be performed by you involve aspects of both our domestic and international business; and (iv) it would be impossible or impractical for you to perform your duties without access to our confidential and proprietary information and contact with persons who are valuable to our Business and goodwill.

 

(b)           Reasonableness In view of the foregoing and in consideration of the remuneration to be paid to you, you agree that it is reasonable and necessary for the protection of our Business and goodwill that you undertake the covenants in this Section 4 regarding your conduct during and subsequent to your employment by us, and acknowledge we will suffer irreparable injury if you engage in any conduct prohibited by this Section 4.

 

(c)           Non-Compete During the Employment Period and for a period of (i) in the case of involuntary termination by us without Cause (which will include, but is not limited to, termination due to expiration of the Initial Term or any Renewal Term without renewal where we have notified you in accordance with Section 1(b) that we do not intend to renew the Agreement) or termination by you for Good Reason, one year after termination of employment or, if longer, the Salary Continuation Period (as defined in Section 6), and (ii) in the case of termination of employment for any other reason, two years after such termination of employment, neither you nor any individual, corporation, partnership, limited liability company, trust, estate, joint venture, or other organization or association (“Person”) with your assistance nor any Person in which you directly or indirectly have any interest of any kind (without limitation) will, anywhere in the world, directly or indirectly own, manage, operate, control, be employed by, serve as an officer or director of, solicit sales for, invest in, participate in, advise, consult with, or be connected with the ownership, management, operation, or control of any business that is engaged, in whole or in part, in the Business, or any business that is competitive with the Business or any portion thereof, except for our exclusive benefit. You will not be deemed to have breached the provisions of this Section 4(c) solely by holding, directly or indirectly, not greater than 2% of the outstanding securities of a company listed on a national securities exchange.

 

(d)           Non-Solicitation During the Employment Period and for a period of (i) in the case of involuntary termination of your employment without Cause (which will include, but is not limited to, termination due to expiration of the Initial Term or any Renewal Term without

 

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renewal where we have notified you in accordance with Section 1(b) that we do not intend to renew the Agreement) or termination by you for Good Reason, one year after termination of employment or, if longer, the Salary Continuation Period (as defined in Section 6); and (ii) in the case of termination of employment for any other reason, two years after such termination of employment, neither you nor any Person with your assistance nor any Person in which you directly or indirectly have an interest of any kind (without limitation) will, directly or indirectly (A) solicit or take any action to induce any employee to quit or terminate their employment with us or our affiliates; or (B) employ as an employee, independent contractor, consultant, or in any other position any person who was an employee of ours or our affiliates during the aforementioned period.

 

(e)           Confidentiality

 

(i)            Confidential Information For purposes of this Agreement, “Confidential Information” means any information (whether in written, oral, graphic, schematic, demonstration, or electronic format, whether or not specifically marked or identified as confidential, and whether obtained by you before or after the Effective Date), not otherwise publicly disclosed by Spirit, regarding (without limitation) Spirit, its Business, customers, suppliers, business partners, prospects, contacts, contractual arrangements, discussions, negotiations, evaluations, labor negotiations, bids, proposals, aircraft programs, costs, pricing, financial condition or results, plans, strategies, governmental relations, projections, analyses, methods, processes, models, tooling, know-how, trade secrets, discoveries, research, developments, inventions, engineering, technology, proprietary information, intellectual property, designs, computer software, intelligence, legal or regulatory compliance, accounting decisions, opportunities, challenges, and any other information of a confidential or proprietary nature. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Confidential Information will not include any information that (A) you are required to disclose by the order of a court or administrative agency, subpoena, or other legal or administrative demand, so long as (1) you give us written notice and an opportunity to contest or seek confidential treatment of such disclosure; and (2) you fully cooperate at our expense with any such contest or confidential treatment request; (B) has been otherwise publicly disclosed or made publicly available by Spirit; or (C) was obtained by you in good faith after your employment with us ended from a source that was under no obligation of confidentiality to Spirit or any customer or supplier.

 

(ii)           Non-Use and Non-Disclosure Without our express written consent, you will not at any time (whether during the Employment Period or after any termination of your employment for any reason) use for any purpose (other than for our exclusive benefit) or disclose to any Person (except at our direction) any Confidential Information.

 

(f)            Effect of Breach You agree that a breach of this 4 cannot adequately be compensated by money damages and, therefore, we will be entitled, in addition to any other right or remedy available to us (including, but not limited, to an action for damages, accounting, or disgorgement of profit), to an injunction restraining such breach or a threatened breach and to specific performance of such provisions, and you consent to the issuance of such injunction and the ordering of specific performance without the requirement for us to post a bond or other security or to prove lack of an adequate remedy at law.

 

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(g)           Other Rights Preserved Nothing in this Section 4 eliminates or diminishes rights we may have with respect to the subject matter hereof under other agreements, our governing documents or statutes, or provisions of law (including but not limited to common law and the Uniform Trade Secrets Act), equity, or otherwise. Without limiting the foregoing, this Section 4 does not limit any rights we may have under any Spirit policies or any agreements with you regarding Confidential Information.

 

5.             Termination Your employment with us will terminate upon the following circumstances:

 

(a)           Without Cause At any time at the election of either you or us for any reason or no reason, without Cause, but subject to the provisions of this Agreement. It is expressly understood that your employment is strictly “at will.

 

(b)           Cause At any time at our election for Cause.

 

Cause” for this purpose means (i) your commission of a material breach of this Agreement or acts involving fraud, material and intentional dishonesty, material and intentional unauthorized disclosure of Confidential Information, the commission of a felony or other crime involving moral turpitude, or material violation of Spirit policies; (ii) direct and deliberate acts constituting a material breach of your duty of loyalty to Spirit; (iii) your refusal or material failure (other than by reason of your serious physical or mental illness, injury, or medical condition) to perform your job duties and responsibilities, including, but not limited to, any duties or responsibilities reasonably assigned to you by the Board, if such refusal or failure is not remedied within 30 days after you receive written notice thereof from the Board; (iv) your material underperformance, as reflected in two consecutive written performance reviews provided to you not less than 6 months apart; or (v) your inability to obtain and maintain the appropriate level of United States security clearance.

 

You will not be deemed to have been terminated for Cause unless and until you have been provided with a copy of a resolution duly adopted by the Board approving your termination for Cause.

 

(c)           Death or Disability Your death or your inability to perform the services required of you for a period of 180 days during any twelve-month period (“Disability”).

 

6.             Effect of Termination

 

(a)           General Rule If your employment terminates for any reason other than as described in Section 6(b) or Section 6(c) below, we will pay your compensation only through the last day of employment, and, except as otherwise expressly provided in this Agreement or the STIP, the LTIP, the DCP, or any Benefit Plan, we will have no further obligation to you.

 

(b)           Termination Without Cause or For Good Reason If your employment is terminated by us without Cause (which will include, but is not limited to, termination due to expiration of the Initial Term or any Renewal Term without renewal where we have notified you in accordance with Section 1(b) that we do not intend to renew the Agreement) or is terminated by you for Good Reason, then for so long as you comply with your continuing obligations under

 

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Section 4 we will pay or provide you with the following, in addition to any amounts you become vested in or entitled to under Section 3(b) (Bonus Shares and Buyout Shares) and Section 3(f) (deferred compensation):

 

(i)            Severance Pay

 

(A)          If the termination of employment occurs during the Initial Term of this Agreement, we will continue to pay your monthly Base Salary in effect immediately before termination of your employment for the longer of (1) the remainder of the Initial Term and (2) the Salary Continuation Period (in either case, less any amounts we may offset or deduct as specified in this Agreement or as otherwise permitted) and, at our option, either pay the cost of COBRA medical and dental benefits coverage for the Salary Continuation Period (or, if shorter, the maximum COBRA period) or pay you an amount each month equal to the cost of providing COBRA medical and dental benefits coverage for the Salary Continuation Period (or, if shorter, the maximum COBRA period).

 

(B)          If the termination of employment occurs after the Initial Term of this Agreement, we will continue to pay your monthly Base Salary in effect immediately before termination of your employment for the Salary Continuation Period (less any amounts we may offset or deduct as specified in this Agreement or as otherwise permitted) and, at our option, either pay the cost of COBRA medical and dental benefits coverage for the Salary Continuation Period (or, if shorter, the maximum COBRA period) or pay you an amount each month equal to the cost of providing COBRA medical and dental benefits coverage for the Salary Continuation Period (or, if shorter, the maximum COBRA period).

 

(ii)           STIP With respect to the STIP, any unvested STIP shares held by you on the date of termination will be immediately fully vested.

 

(iii)          LTIP With respect to the LTIP:

 

(A)          If the termination of employment occurs during the Initial Term of this Agreement, you will be treated as (1) 100% vested in all LTIP shares awarded to you in the 2013 annual LTIP grant (such vested percentage to include any shares that have previously vested), so long as the 2013 annual LTIP grant is made on or before the date of termination; (2) 66-2/3% vested in all LTIP shares awarded to you in the 2014 annual LTIP grant (such vested percentage to include any shares that have previously vested), so long as the 2014 annual LTIP grant is made on or before the date of termination; and (3) 33-1/3% vested in all LTIP shares awarded to you in the 2015 annual LTIP grant (such vested percentage to include any shares that have previously vested), so long as the 2015 annual LTIP grant is made on or before the date of termination.

 

(B)          If the termination of employment occurs after the Initial Term of this Agreement, you will be entitled to retain only those shares awarded under the LTIP that have otherwise vested in accordance with the terms of the LTIP as of that date.

 

To receive the benefits described in this Section 6(b), you will be required to sign a general release of claims in a form we deem acceptable. The release must be provided, and any

 

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revocation period must have expired, not later than 60 days after termination of employment. If the foregoing conditions are satisfied then, except as provided below, payment of salary continuation and other benefits will begin 60 days after termination of employment.

 

Notwithstanding any contrary provision of this Section 6(b), if you are a Specified Employee at the time employment terminates, the payments described in Section 6(b)(i) will, to the extent such amounts are deferred compensation within the meaning of Code Section 409A, be delayed until the date that is the earlier of (i) six months after your termination of employment, or (ii) the date of your death, and upon reaching that date, all amounts that would have been paid during the six-month delay period, plus interest thereon at the prime rate (as published in the Wall Street Journal) from the date the payment would have been made but for this paragraph to the date of payment, will be paid in a single lump sum, and all remaining amounts will be paid in equal monthly payments for the remainder of the Salary Continuation Period.

 

Except as otherwise expressly provided in this Agreement or in any Benefit Plan, we will have no further obligation to you

 

(c)           Disability or Death If your employment terminates due to Disability or death, we will pay or provide you or your personal representative with the following:

 

(i)            Salary Continue to pay your monthly Base Salary through the date of termination.

 

(ii)           STIP With respect to the STIP, any unvested STIP shares you hold on the date of termination will be immediately fully vested.

 

(iii)          LTIP With respect to the LTIP, if the termination of employment occurs during the Initial Term of this Agreement, you will be credited with one additional year of vesting service with respect to any unvested LTIP shares you hold on the date of termination.

 

(d)           Definitions For purposes of this Section 6, the following terms have the following meanings:

 

(i)            “Change in Control” means (A) a transaction pursuant to which any Person, or more than one Person acting as a group (in either case, however, excluding Onex and any Person affiliated with Onex), acquires more than 50% of the total voting power of the stock of us or Holdings (including but not limited to acquisition by merger, consolidation, recapitalization, reorganization, or sale or transfer of our or Holdings’ equity interests); or (B) a transaction that is a sale or transfer of all or substantially all of our or Holdings’ assets to a Person other than Onex, if all or substantially all of the proceeds from such transaction are distributed to Holdings’ stockholders.

 

(ii)           “Diminished Position” means a position of employment with us that reflects any of the following changes or actions, unless you have consented to the change or action in writing: (A) a material diminution in your base compensation; (B) a material diminution in your authority, duties, or responsibilities; (C) a requirement that you report to a

 

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corporate officer or employee instead of reporting directly to the Board; (D) the relocation of your principal office with us to a location that is greater than 50 miles from Wichita, KS; or (E) any other action or inaction with respect to the terms and conditions of your employment that constitutes a material breach by us of this Agreement.

 

(iii)          “Good Reason” means a voluntary termination of employment by you within 90 days after the initial existence of any of the following conditions, so long as you have notified us within 30 days after the initial existence of the condition of your intent to terminate due to the condition and within 30 days after receipt of that notice we have not remedied the condition: (A) within three years after the Effective Date, you are assigned to a position that is a Diminished Position; (B) upon a Change in Control, you are not offered continued employment with us or a successor in a position other than a position that is a Diminished Position; or (C) upon a Change in Control, you continue to perform services for us or a successor after the Change in Control but, within 12 months after the Change in Control, you are assigned to a position that is a Diminished Position.

 

(iv)          “Salary Continuation Period” means a 12-month period beginning on the date of termination of employment.

 

(v)           “Specified Employee” means that, with respect to a corporation any stock in which is publicly traded on an established securities market or otherwise, you are, or are treated under Code Section 409A as, either (A) an officer having annual compensation greater than $130,000 (as adjusted for cost-of-living increases in accordance with Code Section 416(i)(1)(A) and Code Section 415(d)), (B) a 5% owner, or (C) a 1% owner having annual compensation from the corporation of more than $150,000. For purposes of determining your percentage ownership, the constructive-ownership rules described in Code Section 416(i)(1)(B) will apply. The determination whether you are a Specified Employee will be made in accordance with regulations issued under Code Section 409A and other available guidance.

 

(e)           Your Post-Termination Obligations On termination of employment for any reason, (1) you will resign as of the date of such termination as a director and officer of Spirit and its affiliates and as a fiduciary of any of Spirit’s or its affiliates’ benefit plans, (2) you will promptly execute and deliver upon such termination any document reasonably required by Spirit or an affiliate to evidence the foregoing resignations, (3) you will immediately deliver to us all Confidential Information, all copies and embodiments thereof, and all records, notes, worksheets, schematics, customer lists, supplier lists, memoranda, computer files and storage devices, analyses and derivative works based thereon or which relate in any way thereto, and (4) you will pay to us any amounts due and owing by you as specified in this Agreement; provided, that you shall not be required to pay any amounts which you dispute until such dispute is resolved by the parties or pursuant to the dispute resolution mechanisms provided in this Agreement.

 

(f)            Survival of Provisions Your obligations under 4 through 9 of this Agreement will survive the expiration or termination of your employment for any reason.

 

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7.             Representations and Warranties

 

(a)           You represent and warrant to us that:

 

(i)            No Conflicts To the best of your knowledge, you are under no duty (whether contractual, fiduciary or otherwise) that would prevent, restrict or limit you from entering into this Agreement and fully performing all duties and services for us, and the performance of such duties and services will not conflict with any other agreement, policy or obligation by which you are bound.

 

(ii)           No Hardship Your experience and/or abilities are such that observance of the covenants in this Agreement will not cause you any undue hardship and will not unreasonably interfere with your ability to earn a livelihood.

 

(b)           We represent and warrant to you that:

 

(i)            Board Approval Our Board of Directors has approved our entering into this Agreement and performing our obligations hereunder.

 

(ii)           Directors and Officers Insurance We maintain directors’ and officers’ liability insurance and, as a director and executive officer, you will be covered by our insurance policy.

 

8.             Clawback Right You acknowledge that certain amounts paid under this Agreement or the Benefit Plans described herein are subject to any Spirit policy on the recovery of compensation (i.e., a so-called “clawback policy”), as it exists now or as later adopted, and as thereafter amended from time to time.

 

9.             Alternative Dispute Resolution

 

(a)           Mediation The parties agree to submit, prior to arbitration, all unsettled claims, disputes, controversies, and other matters in question between them arising out of or relating to this Agreement (including but not limited to any claim that this Agreement or any of its provisions is invalid, illegal, or otherwise voidable or void) or the dealings or relationship between them (“Disputes”) to mediation in Wichita, Kansas, in accordance with the Commercial Mediation Rules of the American Arbitration Association currently in effect. The mediation will be private, confidential, voluntary, and nonbinding. Either party may withdraw from the mediation at any time before signing a settlement agreement by giving written notice to the other party and the mediator. The mediator will be neutral and impartial. The mediator will be disqualified as a witness, consultant, expert, or counsel for either party with respect to the matters in Dispute and any related matters. Each party will pay its respective attorneys’ fees and other costs associated with the mediation, and each party will equally bear the costs and fees of the mediator. If a Dispute cannot be resolved through mediation within 90 days of its submission to mediation, the parties agree to submit the Dispute to arbitration.

 

(b)           Arbitration Subject to 9(a) and except as otherwise provided below, all Disputes will be submitted for binding arbitration to the American Arbitration Association on

 

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demand of either party. Such arbitration proceeding will be conducted in Wichita, Kansas, and will be heard by a single arbitrator in accordance with the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association then in effect. All matters relating to arbitration will be governed by the federal Arbitration Act (9 U.S.C. §§ 1 et seq.) and not by any state arbitration law. The arbitrator will have the right to award or include in the award any relief which the arbitrator deems proper under the circumstances, including without limitation money damages (with interest on unpaid amounts from the date due), specific performance, injunctive relief, accounting and recoupment, and reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs, but the arbitrator will not have the right to amend or modify the terms of this Agreement. The arbitrator’s award will be conclusive and binding upon both parties, and judgment upon the award may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction. Except as described above, each party will pay its respective attorneys’ fees and other costs associated with the arbitration, and we will bear the costs and fees of the arbitrator.

 

(c)           Confidentiality The parties agree that they will not disclose, or permit those acting on their respective behalf to disclose, any aspect of the proceedings under Section 9(a) or (b), including but not limited to the resolution or the existence or amount of any award, to any Person, unless divulged (i) to an agency of the federal or state government; (ii) pursuant to a court or administrative order; (iii) pursuant to a requirement of law; (iv) pursuant to prior written consent of the parties; (v) pursuant to a legal proceeding to enforce a settlement agreement or arbitration award; or (vi) by Spirit, to the extent required under federal securities laws and regulations. This provision does not prohibit the parties’ disclosure of the terms of any settlement or arbitration award to their attorney(s), accountant(s), financial advisor(s), or family members, so long as such persons first agree to comply with the provisions of this Section 9(c).

 

(d)           Injunctions Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Section, the parties will have the right in a proper case to obtain temporary restraining orders and temporary or preliminary injunctive relief from a court of competent jurisdiction.

 

10.          General

 

(a)           Notices All notices required or permitted under this Agreement must be in writing and may be given by personal delivery, effective on the day of such delivery, or may be mailed by certified mail, return receipt requested, effective three business days after the date of mailing, addressed as follows:

 

To us:

 

Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.

Attention: Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

3801 S. Oliver

P.O. Box 780008, Mail Code K11-60

Wichita, KS 67278-0008

Facsimile: 316.529.4539

Email: jon.d.lammers@spiritaero.com

 

or such other person or contact information as designated in writing to you.

 

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To you:

 

Larry A. Lawson

 

at your last known residence address, email, or facsimile number or to such other contact information as designated in writing to us.

 

(b)           Successors Neither this Agreement nor any right or interest herein will be assignable or transferable (whether by pledge, grant of a security interest or otherwise) by you or your beneficiaries or legal representatives, except by will, the laws of descent and distribution, or inter vivos revocable living grantor trust as your beneficiaries, and any other purported assignment will be void. This Agreement will be binding upon and will inure to the benefit of Spirit, its successors and assigns, and will be binding on you and your heirs, beneficiaries, and legal and personal representatives.

 

(c)           Waiver, Modification, and Interpretation No provisions of this Agreement may be modified, waived, or discharged except by written instrument signed by you and an appropriate officer of Spirit empowered to sign the same by our or Holdings’ Board. No waiver by either party at any time of any breach by the other party of, or compliance with, any condition or provision of this Agreement to be performed by the other party will be deemed a waiver of similar or dissimilar provisions or conditions at the same time or at any prior or subsequent time.

 

(d)           Interpretation The validity, interpretation, construction, and performance of this Agreement will be governed by the laws of the State of Kansas, except that the corporate law of the State of Delaware will govern issues related to the issuance of common stock. Subject to Section 9, any action brought to enforce or interpret this Agreement will be maintained exclusively in the state and federal courts located in Wichita, Kansas.

 

(e)           Headings The headings in this Agreement are for reference purposes only and will not in any way affect the meaning or interpretation of any provision of this Agreement. No provision of this Agreement will be interpreted for or against either party on the basis that such party was the draftsman of such provision, and no presumption or burden of proof will arise disfavoring or favoring either party by virtue of the authorship of any provision of this Agreement.

 

(f)            Counterparts We and you may execute this Agreement in counterparts, each of which will be deemed an original and both of which will constitute a single instrument. In proving this Agreement, it will not be necessary to produce or account for more than one such counterpart.

 

(g)           Invalidity of Provisions If a court of competent jurisdiction declares that any provision of this Agreement is invalid, illegal, or unenforceable in any respect, then in lieu of such illegal, invalid, or unenforceable provision the court may add as a part of this Agreement a legal, valid, and enforceable provision as similar in terms to such illegal, invalid, or unenforceable provision as is possible. If such court cannot so substitute or declines to so substitute for such illegal, invalid, or unenforceable provision (i) such provision will be fully severable; (ii) this Agreement will be construed and enforced as if such illegal, invalid, or

 

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unenforceable provision had never comprised a part hereof; and (iii) the remaining provisions of this Agreement will continue in full force and effect and not be affected by the illegal, invalid, or unenforceable provision or by its severance herefrom. The covenants in this Agreement will each be construed to be a separate agreement independent of any other provision of this Agreement, and the existence of any claim or cause of action of yours against us, predicated on this Agreement or otherwise, will not constitute a defense to the enforcement by us of any covenants in this Agreement.

 

(h)           Entire Agreement This Agreement (together with the documents expressly referred to herein) constitutes the entire agreement between the parties, supersedes in all respects any prior agreement between you and us, and may not be changed except by written instrument duly executed by you and us in the same manner as this Agreement.

 

(i)            Compliance with Code Section 409A The amounts payable to you after separation from service under 6(b) (if any) are intended to be partially exempt from the definition of “deferred compensation” for purposes of Code Section 409A as amounts payable only in the event of involuntary termination without Cause or voluntary termination for Good Reason. To the extent any such amounts constitute “deferred compensation” for purposes of Code Section 409A, then those amounts will be paid to you in equal monthly installments, and payment of such amounts may not be accelerated. This Section 10(i) and the terms of this Agreement are intended to comply with, and will be interpreted and construed in accordance with and in a manner that complies with, the requirements of Code Section 409A, to the extent necessary.

 

(j)            Excess Parachute Payments If any portion of the payments or benefits under this Agreement, or under any other agreement with you or any plan of ours or our affiliates (in the aggregate, “Total Payments”), would constitute an “excess parachute payment” and would, but for this paragraph, result in the imposition on you of an excise tax under Section 4999 of the Code (the “Excise Tax”), then the Total Payments to be made to you shall either be (i) delivered in full, or (ii) delivered in such amount so that no portion of such Total Payments would be subject to the Excise Tax, whichever of the foregoing results in the receipt by you of the greatest benefit on an after-tax basis (taking into account the applicable federal, state and local income taxes and the Excise Tax).  The determination required by this paragraph shall be made by us in our reasonable determination and in reliance on our tax advisors.

 

[Signature page follows.]

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, this Agreement has been executed by the parties on the date(s) set forth below, to be effective as of the Effective Date.

 

SPIRIT AEROSYSTEMS, INC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Samantha Marnick

 

/s/ Larry A. Lawson

Name:

SAMANTHA MARNICK

 

Larry A. Lawson

Title:

SVP, CHIEF ADMINISTRATION OFFICER

 

 

 

Date:

3/18/13

 

Date:

3/18/13

 

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