Amendment to Employment Agreement
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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