Employment Agreement with Larry E. Lee 
First Amendment to the Employment Agreement 10/18/06
Second Amendment to Employment Agreement 2/28/2008
Third Amendment to the Employment Agreement
Fourth Amendment to Employment Contract
Fifth Amendment to Employment Contract
Sixth Amendment to Employment Contract
 
 
                                                                    Larry E. Lee
 
 
                              EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT
 
 
     THIS EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT (the "Agreement") is entered into as of
_______________ , 2006 (the "Effective Date"), by and between [PARENT]
CORPORATION, a Delaware corporation (the "Company"), and LARRY E. LEE, an
individual (the "Executive").
 
     WHEREAS, the Board of Directors of the Company (the "Board"), has
determined that it is in the best interests of the Company and its shareholders
to assure that the Company will have the continued dedication of the Executive;
 
     WHEREAS, the Board believes it is important to diminish the inevitable
distraction of the Executive by virtue of the personal uncertainties and risks
created by a pending or threatened loss of employment, and to encourage the
Executive's full attention and dedication to the affairs of the Company during
the term of this Agreement and upon the occurrence of such event;
 
     WHEREAS, the Board also believes the Company is best served by providing
the Executive with compensation arrangements which provide the Executive with
individual financial security and which are competitive with those of other
corporations; and
 
     WHEREAS, in order to accomplish these objectives, the Board has caused the
Company to enter into this Agreement.
 
     NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY AGREED AS FOLLOWS:
 
     1. Employment Period. The Company hereby agrees to continue the Executive
in its employ, and the Executive hereby agrees to remain in the employ of the
Company, for the period commencing on the Effective Date and ending on the third
anniversary of such date (the "Employment Period").
 
     2. Terms of Employment.
 
         (a) Position and Duties.
 
               (i) During the Employment Period, (A) the Executive's position
(including status, offices, secretarial and administrative support, titles and
reporting requirements), authority, duties and responsibilities shall be that of
President and Chief Executive Officer, and (B) unless the Executive consents to
the contrary, the Executive's services shall be performed at the Company's
principal executive offices in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
 
               (ii) During the Employment Period, and excluding any periods of
vacation and sick leave to which the Executive is entitled, the Executive agrees
to devote reasonable
 
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attention and time during normal business hours to the business and affairs of
the Company and, to the extent necessary to discharge the responsibilities
assigned to the Executive hereunder, to use the Executive's reasonable best
efforts to perform faithfully and efficiently such responsibilities. During the
Employment Period it shall not be a violation of this Agreement for the
Executive to (A) serve on civic or charitable boards or committees, (B) deliver
lectures, fulfill speaking engagements or teach at educational institutions and
(C) manage personal investments, so long as such activities do not significantly
interfere with the performance of the Executive's responsibilities as an
employee of the Company in accordance with this Agreement.
 
         (b) Compensation.
 
               (i) Base Salary. During the Employment Period, the Executive
shall receive an annual base salary ("Base Salary") at least equal to $450,000.
Such Base Salary shall be payable monthly in cash. Base Salary shall be computed
prior to any reductions for (i) any deferrals of compensation made pursuant to
Sections 125 or 401(k) of the Code or pursuant to any other program or
arrangement provided by the Company and (ii) any withholding, income or
employment taxes. During the Employment Period, the Base Salary shall be
reviewed at least annually and shall be increased at any time and from time to
time as shall be determined by the Board. Any increase in Base Salary shall not
serve to limit or reduce any other obligation to the Executive under this
Agreement. Base Salary shall not be reduced after any such increase.
 
               (ii) Bonus. In addition to Base Salary, the Executive may be
paid, for any fiscal year during the Employment Period, a bonus ("Bonus"),
either pursuant to the incentive compensation plan of the Company or otherwise
as may be determined by the Board.
 
               (iii) Incentive, Savings and Retirement Plans. In addition to
Base Salary and Bonus, the Executive shall be entitled to participate during the
Employment Period in all incentive, savings and retirement plans, practices,
supplemental retirement plan policies and programs applicable to other key
management employees of the Company and its subsidiaries.
 
               (iv) Welfare Benefit Plans. During the Employment Period, the
Executive and/or the Executive's family, as the case may be, shall be eligible
for participation in and shall receive all benefits under welfare benefit plans,
practices, policies and programs provided by the Company and its subsidiaries
(including, without limitation, any medical, prescription, dental, disability,
salary continuance, employee life, group life, accidental death and travel
accident insurance plans and programs).
 
               (v) Expenses. During the Employment Period, the Executive shall
be entitled to receive prompt reimbursement for all reasonable business expenses
incurred by the Executive in accordance with the policies, practices and
procedures of the Company and its subsidiaries provided to other key management
employees of the Company and its subsidiaries.
 
               (vi) Automobile. During the Employment Period, the Executive
shall be entitled to the use of a Company-owned automobile commensurate with his
position as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company (the make,
model, cost and frequency of
 
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replacement of which shall be subject to approval by the Board), and
reimbursement by the Company for all reasonable expenses related to the use and
operation of such automobile.
 
               (vii) Office and Support Staff. During the Employment Period, the
Executive shall be entitled to an office or offices of a size and with
furnishings and other appointments, and to secretarial and other assistance,
commensurate with his position as President and Chief Executive Officer of the
Company.
 
               (viii) Vacation. During the Employment Period, the Executive
shall be entitled to paid vacation in accordance with Company policies.
 
               (ix) Effect of Increases. Any increase in Base Salary, Bonus or
any other benefit or perquisite described in the foregoing Sections (i)-(viii)
shall in no way diminish any obligation of the Company under the Agreement.
 
     3. Termination.
 
         (a) Death or Disability. This Agreement shall terminate automatically
upon the Executive's death. If the Company determines in good faith that the
Disability of the Executive has occurred (pursuant to the definition of
"Disability" set forth below), it will give to the Executive written notice of
its intention to terminate the Executive's employment. In such event, the
Executive's employment with the Company shall terminate effective on the 30th
day after the date of such notice (the "Disability Effective Date"), provided
that, within such time period, the Executive shall not have returned to
full-time performance of the Executive's duties. For purposes of this Agreement,
"Disability" means disability (either physical or mental) which (i) materially
and adversely affects Executive's ability to perform the duties required of his
office, and (ii) at least 26 weeks after its commencement, is determined to be
total and permanent by a physician selected by the Company or its insurers and
acceptable to the Executive or the Executive's legal representative (such
agreement as to acceptability not to be withheld unreasonably).
 
         (b) Cause. The Company may terminate the Executive's employment for
"Cause." For purposes of this Agreement, termination of the Executive's
employment by the Company for Cause shall mean termination for one of the
following reasons: (i) the conviction of the Executive of a felony by a federal
or state court of competent jurisdiction; (ii) an act or acts of dishonesty
taken by the Executive and intended to result in substantial personal enrichment
of the Executive at the expense of the Company; or (iii) the Executive's failure
to follow a direct, reasonable and lawful written order from the Board, within
the reasonable scope of the Executive's duties, which failure is not cured
within 30 days. Further, for purposes of this Section (b), )the Executive shall
not be deemed to have been terminated for Cause unless and until there shall
have been delivered to the Executive a copy of a resolution duly adopted by the
affirmative vote of a majority of the Board (excluding Executive if Executive is
then a member of the Board) at a meeting of the Board called and held for such
purpose (after reasonable notice to the Executive and an opportunity for the
Executive, together with the Executive's counsel, to be heard before the Board),
finding that in the good faith opinion of the Board the Executive was guilty of
conduct set forth in clauses (i), (ii) or (iii) above and specifying the
particulars thereof in detail.
 
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         (c) Good Reason. The Executive's employment may be terminated by the
Executive for Good Reason. For purposes of this Agreement, "Good Reason" means:
 
               (i) the assignment to the Executive of any duties inconsistent in
any respect with the Executive's position (including status, offices, titles and
reporting requirements), authority, duties or responsibilities as contemplated
by Section 2(a) of this Agreement, or any other action by the Company which
results in a diminution in such position, compensation, authority, duties or
responsibilities, excluding for this purpose an isolated, insubstantial and
inadvertent action not taken in bad faith and which is remedied by the Company
within ten (10) days after receipt of notice thereof given by the Executive;
 
               (ii) any failure by the Company to comply with any of the
provisions of Section 2(b) of this Agreement, other than an isolated,
insubstantial and inadvertent failure not occurring in bad faith and which is
remedied by the Company within ten (10) days after receipt of notice thereof
given by the Executive;
 
               (iii) the Company's requiring the Executive to be based at any
office or location other than that described in Section 2(a)(i)(B) hereof,
except for periodic travel reasonably required in the performance of the
Executive's responsibilities;
 
               (iv) any purported termination by the Company of the Executive's
employment otherwise than as expressly permitted by this Agreement; or
 
               (v) any failure by the Company to comply with and satisfy Section
10(c) of this Agreement.
 
     For purposes of this Section 3(c), any good faith determination of "Good
Reason" made by the Executive shall be conclusive unless such determination is
rejected by vote of a majority of the Board (excluding Executive if Executive is
then a member of the Board), in which event Executive may refer the
determination of "Good Reason" to binding arbitration by and between the Company
and the Executive conducted pursuant to the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the
American Arbitration Association ("AAA") by a single arbitrator appointed by the
AAA. The decision of the arbitrator in such matter shall be final, unappealable
and binding upon the Company and the Executive.
 
         (d) Notice of Termination. Any termination by the Company for Cause or
by the Executive for Good Reason shall be communicated by Notice of Termination
to the other party hereto given in accordance with Section 12(b) of this
Agreement. For purposes of this Agreement, a "Notice of Termination" means a
written notice which (i) indicates the specific termination provisions in this
Agreement relied upon, (ii) sets forth in reasonable detail the facts and
circumstances claimed to provide a basis for termination of the Executive's
employment under the provision so indicated and (iii) if the Date of Termination
(as defined below) is other than the date of receipt of such notice, specifies
the termination date (which date shall be not more than 15 days after the giving
of such notice). The failure by the Company or the Executive to set forth in the
Notice of Termination any fact or circumstance which contributes to a showing of
Cause or Good Reason shall not waive any right of the Company or the Executive
hereunder or preclude the
 
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Company or the Executive from asserting such fact or circumstance in enforcing
its or his rights hereunder.
 
         (e) Date of Termination. "Date of Termination" means the date of
receipt of the Notice of Termination by either the Company or the Executive as
the case may be or any later date specified therein; provided, however, that if
the Executive's employment is terminated by reason of death or Disability, the
Date of Termination shall be the date of death of the Executive or the
Disability Effective Date, as the case may be.
 
     4. Obligations of the Company upon Termination.
 
         (a) Death. If the Executive's employment is terminated by reason of the
Executive's death, this Agreement shall terminate without further obligations to
the Executive's legal representatives under this Agreement, other than those
obligations accrued or earned and vested (if applicable) by the Executive as of
the Date of Termination, including, for this purpose (i) the Executive's annual
full Base Salary through the Date of Termination at the rate in effect on the
Date of Termination, (ii) the product of the Bonus (defined in Section 2(b)(ii))
paid to the Executive for the last full fiscal year and a fraction, the
numerator of which is the number of days in the current fiscal year through the
Date of Termination, and the denominator of which is 365, (iii) the amount equal
to the Executive's current Base Salary for twelve (12) months or such shorter
period as may remain in the Employment Period, and (iv) any compensation
previously deferred by the Executive (together with any accrued interest
thereon) and not yet paid by the Company and any accrued vacation pay not yet
paid by the Company (such amounts specified in clauses (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv)
are hereinafter referred to as "Accrued Obligations"). All such Accrued
Obligations shall be paid to the Executive's estate or beneficiary, as
applicable, in a lump sum in cash within 30 days of the Date of Termination.
 
         (b) Disability. If the Executive's employment is terminated by reason
of the Executive's Disability, this Agreement shall terminate without further
obligations to the Executive, other than those obligations accrued or earned and
vested (if applicable) by the Executive as of the Date of Termination, including
for this purpose, all Accrued Obligations. All such Accrued Obligations shall be
paid to the Executive in a lump sum in cash within 30 days of the Date of
Termination.
 
         (c) Cause; Other than for Good Reason. If the Executive's employment
shall be terminated by the Company for Cause, or by the Executive for Other than
Good Reason, this Agreement shall terminate without further obligations to the
Executive other than the obligation to pay to the Executive the Base Salary
accrued through the Date of Termination plus the vested amount of any
compensation previously deferred by the Executive.
 
         (d) Good Reason; Termination Other Than for Cause or Disability. If,
during the Employment Period, the Company shall terminate the Executive's
employment other than for Cause, Disability, or death or if the Executive shall
terminate his employment for Good Reason:
 
 
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               (i) the Company shall pay to the Executive in a lump sum in cash
within 30 days after the Date of Termination the aggregate of the following
amounts:
 
                    A. to the extent not theretofore paid, the Executive's Base
Salary through the Date of Termination; and
 
                    B. the product of (i) an amount equal to the Bonus paid to
the Executive for the last full fiscal year (if any) ending during the
Employment Period or, if higher, the Bonus paid to the Executive for any full
fiscal year during the Employment Period (as applicable, the "Recent Bonus"),
and (ii) a fraction, the numerator of which is the number of days in the current
fiscal year through the Date of Termination and the denominator of which is 365;
and
 
                    C. the product obtained by multiplying two (2) times the
current Base Salary; and
 
                    D. in the case of compensation previously deferred by the
Executive, all vested amounts previously deferred and not yet paid by the
Company, and any accrued vacation pay not yet paid by the Company; and
 
               (ii) for the remainder of the Employment Period, or such longer
period as any plan, program, practice or policy may provide, the Company shall
continue benefits to the Executive and/or the Executive's family equal to those
which would have been provided to them in accordance with the plans, programs,
practices and policies described in Section 2(b)(iv) of this Agreement if the
Executive's employment had not been terminated, including, without limitation,
health insurance and life insurance, and for purposes of eligibility for retiree
benefits pursuant to such plans, practices, programs and policies, the Executive
shall be considered to have remained employed until the end of the Employment
Period and to have retired on the last day of such period.
 
     5. Non-Exclusivity of Rights. Nothing in this Agreement shall prevent or
limit the Executive's continuing or future participation in any benefit, bonus,
incentive or other plans, programs, policies or practices, provided by the
Company or any of its subsidiaries and for which the Executive may qualify, nor
shall anything herein limit or otherwise affect such rights as the Executive may
have under any stock option or other agreements with the Company or any of its
subsidiaries. Amounts which are vested benefits or which the Executive is
otherwise entitled to receive under any plan, policy, practice or program of the
Company or any of its subsidiaries at or subsequent to the Date of Termination
shall be payable in accordance with such plan, policy, practice or program.
 
     6. Acceleration of Vesting. In the event that the Company has any type of
plan, program or arrangement which include, by example, not by limitation, stock
option plans, restricted stock award plans, phantom stock plans and supplemental
retirement income plans (the "Other Plans") and the Executive is not 100% vested
in his benefits in the Other Plans at the time of his termination of employment,
and the Executive would otherwise be entitled to the payment of benefits
pursuant to the terms of this Agreement, then, the Executive shall be deemed to
be 100% vested and non-forfeitable in his benefits in the Other Plans; provided,
no acceleration of vesting shall occur in the Other Plans if (i) termination of
the Executive's employment is by the Company
 
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for Cause or by the Employee for Other than Good Reason, (ii) such act would
result in the disqualification of or otherwise adversely affect the tax
qualified status of such Other Plans or the participants in such Other Plans, or
(iii) acceleration is not permitted by the terms of the Other Plans. Further, in
the event that the Company is unable to accelerate vesting in the Other Plans
because such acceleration would adversely effect the tax status of any of the
Other Plans or the participants in such Other Plans, then, the Company shall pay
to the Executive the amount equal to the benefits which have been lost due to
the inability to accelerate vesting in the Other Plans; and such additional
amounts shall be paid at the same time in the same manner as benefits would
otherwise be paid pursuant to the terms of this Agreement.
 
     7. Full Settlement. In no event shall the Executive be obligated to seek
other employment or take any other action by way of mitigation of the amounts
payable to the Executive under any of the provisions of this Agreement. The
Company agrees to pay, to the full extent permitted by law, all legal fees and
expenses which the Executive may reasonably incur as a result of any contest
(regardless of the outcome thereof) by the Company or others of the validity or
enforceability of, or liability under, any provision of this Agreement or any
guarantee of performance thereof (including as a result of any contest by the
Executive about the amount of any payment pursuant to Section 8 of this
Agreement), plus in each case interest at the applicable Federal rate provided
for in Section 7872(f)(2) of the Code.
 
     8. Certain Additional Payments by the Company.
 
         (a) No payments made pursuant to this Agreement are contingent upon a
change in control as defined in Section 280G of the Internal Revenue Code of
1986, as amended (the "Code"). Anything in this Agreement to the contrary
notwithstanding, in the event it shall be determined that any payment or
distribution by the Company to or for the benefit of the Executive, whether paid
or payable or distributed or distributable pursuant to the terms of this
Agreement or otherwise, including, by example and not by way of limitation,
acceleration by the Company of the date of vesting or payment or rate of payment
under any plan, program or arrangement of the Company (a "Payment"), would be
subject to the excise tax imposed by Section 4999 of the Code or any interest or
penalties with respect to such excise tax (such excise tax, together with any
such interest and penalties, are hereinafter collectively referred to as the
"Excise Tax"), then the Executive shall be entitled to receive an additional
payment (a "Gross-Up Payment") in an amount such that after payment by the
Executive of all income and excise taxes with respect to the Payment (including
any interest or penalties imposed with respect to such taxes), and specifically
including any Excise Tax imposed on the Gross-Up Payment, the Executive retains
an amount of the Gross-Up Payment equal to the Excise Tax imposed on the
Payment.
 
         (b) Subject to the provisions of Section 8(c), all determinations
required to be made under this Section 8, including whether a Gross-Up Payment
is required and the amount of such Gross-Up Payment, shall be made by a public
accounting firm designated by the Company (the "Accounting Firm") which shall
provide detailed supporting calculations both to the Company and the Executive
within 15 business days of the receipt of notice from the Executive that there
has been a Payment which would be subject to the Excise Tax, or such earlier
time as is requested by the Company. The initial Gross-Up Payment, if any, as
determined pursuant to this Section 8(b), shall be paid to the Executive within
five days of the receipt of the Accounting Firm's
 
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determination. If the Accounting Firm determines that no Excise Tax is payable
by the Executive, it shall furnish the Executive with an opinion that he has
substantial authority not to report any Excise Tax on his federal income tax
return. Any determination by the Accounting Firm shall be binding upon the
Company and the Executive. As a result of the uncertainty in the application of
Section 4999 of the Code at the time of the initial determination by the
Accounting Firm hereunder, it is possible that Gross-Up Payments which will not
have been made by the Company should have been made ("Underpayment"), consistent
with the calculations required to be made hereunder. In the event that the
Company exhausts its remedies pursuant to Section 8(c) and the Executive
thereafter is required to make a payment of any Excise Tax, the Accounting Firm
shall determine the amount of the Underpayment that has occurred and any such
Underpayment shall be promptly paid by the Company to or for the benefit of the
Executive.
 
         (c) The Executive shall notify the Company in writing of any claim by
the Internal Revenue Service that, if successful, would require the payment by
the Company of the Gross-Up Payment. Such notification shall be given as soon as
practicable but no later than ten business days after the Executive knows of
such claim and shall apprise the Company of the nature of such claim and the
date on which such claim is requested to be paid. The Executive shall not pay
such claim prior to the expiration of the 30-day period following the date on
which he gives such notice to the Company (or such shorter period ending on the
date that any payment of taxes with respect to such claim is due). If the
Company notifies the Executive in writing prior to the expiration of such period
that it desires to contest such claim, the Executive shall:
 
               (i) give the Company any information reasonably requested by the
Company relating to such claim,
 
               (ii) take such action in connection with contesting such claim as
the Company shall reasonably request in writing from time to time, including,
without limitation, accepting legal representation with respect to such claim by
an attorney reasonably selected by the Company,
 
               (iii) cooperate with the Company in good faith in order
effectively to contest such claim, and
 
               (iv) permit the Company to participate in any proceedings
relating to such claim;
 
provided, however, that the Company shall bear and pay directly all costs and
expenses (including additional interest and penalties) incurred in connection
with such contest and shall indemnify and hold the Executive harmless, on an
after-tax basis, for any Excise Tax or income tax, including interest and
penalties with respect thereto, imposed as a result of such representation and
payment of costs and expenses. Without limitation on the foregoing provisions of
this Section 8(c), the Company shall control all proceedings taken in connection
with such contest and, at its sole option, may pursue or forgo any and all
administrative appeals, proceedings, hearings and conferences with the taxing
authority in respect of such claim and may, at its sole option, either direct
the Executive to pay the tax claimed and sue for a refund or contest the claim
in any permissible manner, and the Executive agrees to prosecute such contest to
a determination before any administrative tribunal, in
 
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a court of initial jurisdiction and in one or more appellate courts, as the
Company shall determine; provided, however, that if the Company directs the
Executive to pay such claim and sue for a refund, the Company shall advance the
amount of such payment to the Executive, on an interest-free basis and shall
indemnify and hold the Executive harmless, on an after-tax basis, from any
Excise Tax or income tax, including interest or penalties with respect thereto,
imposed with respect to such advance or with respect to any imputed income with
respect to such advance; and further provided that any extension of the statute
of limitations relating to payment of taxes for the taxable year of the
Executive with respect to which such contested amount is claimed to be due is
limited solely to such contested amount. Furthermore, the Company's control of
the contest shall be limited to issues with respect to which a Gross-Up Payment
would be payable hereunder and the Executive shall be entitled to settle or
contest, as the case may be, any other issue raised by the Internal Revenue
Service or any other taxing authority.
 
         (d) If, after the receipt by the Executive of an amount advanced by the
Company pursuant to Section 8(c), the Executive becomes entitled to receive any
refund with respect to such claim, the Executive shall (subject to the Company's
complying with the requirements of Section 8(c)) promptly pay to the Company the
amount of such refund (together with any interest paid or credited thereon after
taxes applicable thereto). If, after the receipt by the Executive of an amount
advanced by the Company pursuant to Section 8(c), a determination is made that
the Executive shall not be entitled to any refund with respect to such claim and
the Company does not notify the Executive in writing of its intent to contest
such denial of refund prior to the expiration of thirty days after such
determination, then such advance shall be forgiven and shall not be required to
be repaid and the amount of such advance shall offset, to the extent thereof,
the amount of Gross-Up Payment required to be paid.
 
    9. Confidential Information; Non-Solicitation.
 
         (a) The Executive shall hold in a fiduciary capacity for the benefit of
the Company all secret or confidential information, knowledge or data relating
to the Company or any of its subsidiaries, and their respective businesses,
which shall have been obtained by the Executive during the Executive's
employment by the Company or any of its subsidiaries and which shall not be or
become public knowledge (other than by acts by the Executive or his
representatives in violation of this Agreement). After termination of the
Executive's employment with the Company, the Executive shall not, without the
prior written consent of the Company, communicate or divulge any such
information, knowledge or data to anyone other than the Company and those
designated by it. In no event shall an asserted violation of the provisions of
this Section 9 constitute a basis for deferring or withholding any amounts
otherwise payable to the Executive under this Agreement.
 
         (b) Executive agrees that, during his employment with the Company and
for a period of one (1) year from the date of termination of this Agreement for
any reason, Executive will not, directly or indirectly, solicit, or hire, or
attempt to solicit or hire any employee of the Company; provided, however, that
there shall be excepted from the foregoing prohibition Executive's personal
assistant.
 
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     10. Successors.
 
         (a) This Agreement is personal to the Executive and without the prior
written consent of the Company shall not be assignable by the Executive
otherwise than by will or the laws of descent and distribution. This Agreement
shall inure to the benefit of and be enforceable by the Executive's legal
representatives.
 
         (b) This Agreement shall inure to the benefit of and be binding upon
the Company and its successors and assigns.
 
         (c) The Company will require any successor (whether direct or indirect,
by purchase, merger, consolidation or otherwise) to all or substantially all of
the business and/or assets of the Company to assume expressly and agree to
perform this Agreement in the same manner and to the same extent that the
Company would be required to perform it if no such succession had taken place.
As used in this Agreement, "Company" shall mean the Company as hereinbefore
defined and any successor to its business and/or assets which assumes and agrees
to perform this Agreement by operation of law, or otherwise.
 
     11. Indemnification and Insurance. The Executive shall be indemnified and
held harmless by the Company during the term of this Agreement and following any
termination of this Agreement for any reason whatsoever in the same manner as
would any other key management employee of the Company with respect to acts or
omissions occurring prior to (a) the termination of this Agreement or (b) the
termination of employment of the Executive. In addition, during the term of this
Agreement and for a period of five years following the termination of this
Agreement for any reason whatsoever, the Executive shall be covered by a Company
held Directors and Officers liability insurance policy covering acts or
omissions occurring prior to (a) the termination of this Agreement or (b) the
termination of employment of the Executive. Provided, in no event will the
obligation of the Company to indemnify the Executive or provide Directors and
Officers insurance to the Executive under this Section be less than the
obligation and insurance coverage which the Company had to the Executive
immediately prior to the occurrence of the Executive's Date of Termination.
 
     12. Miscellaneous.
 
         (a) This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance
with the laws of the State of Oklahoma, without reference to principles of
conflict of laws. The captions of this Agreement are not part of the provisions
hereof and shall have no force or effect. This Agreement may not be amended or
modified otherwise than by a written agreement executed by the parties hereto or
their respective successors and legal representatives.
 
         (b) All notices and other communications hereunder shall be in writing
and shall be given by hand delivery to the other party or by registered or
certified mail, return receipt requested, postage prepaid, addressed as follows:
 
If to the Executive:
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                         At his last known address evidenced on the Company's
                         payroll records
 
 
 
 
 
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If to the Company:
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                         [Parent] Corporation
                         Meridian Tower, Suite 650
                         5100 E. Skelly Drive
                         Tulsa, OK 74135
                         Attention: _________________________
 
With a copy to:
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                         McAfee & Taft A Professional Corporation
                         10th Floor, Two Leadership Square
                         Oklahoma City, Oklahoma  73102
                         Attention:  C. David Stinson, Esq.
 
or to such other address as either party shall have furnished to the other in
writing in accordance herewith. Notice and communications shall be effective
when actually received by the addressee.
 
         (c) The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of this
Agreement shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision
of this Agreement.
 
         (d) The Company may withhold from any amounts payable under this
Agreement such federal, state or local taxes as shall be required to be withheld
pursuant to any applicable law or regulation.
 
         (e) The Executive's failure to insist upon strict compliance with any
provision hereof shall not be deemed to be a waiver of such provision or any
other provision thereof.
 
         (f) This Agreement contains the entire understanding of the Company and
the Executive with respect to the subject matter hereof.
 
     13. No Trust. No obligation of the Company under this Agreement shall be
construed as creating a trust, escrow or other secured or segregated fund, in
favor of the Executive or his beneficiary. The status of the Executive and his
beneficiary with respect to any liabilities assumed by the Company hereunder
shall be solely those of unsecured creditors of the Company. Any asset acquired
or held by the Company in connection with liabilities assumed by it hereunder,
shall not be deemed to be held under any trust, escrow or other secured or
segregated fund for the benefit of the Executive or his beneficiary or to be
security for the performance of the obligations of the Company, but shall be,
and remain a general, unpledged, unrestricted asset of the Company at all times
subject to the claims of general creditors of the Company.
 
     14. No Assignability. Neither the Executive nor his beneficiary, nor any
other person shall acquire any right to or interest in any payments payable
under this Agreement, otherwise than by actual payment in accordance with the
provisions of this Agreement, or have any power to transfer, assign, anticipate,
pledge, mortgage or otherwise encumber, alienate or transfer any rights
hereunder in advance of any of the payments to be made pursuant to this
Agreement or any portion thereof which is expressly declared to be nonassignable
and nontransferable. No right
 
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or benefit hereunder shall in any manner be liable for or subject to the debts,
contracts, liabilities, or torts of the person entitled to such benefit.
 
     IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Executive has hereunto set his hand and, pursuant
to the authorization from its Board of Directors, the Company has caused these
presents to be executed in its name on its behalf, all as of the day and year
first above written.
 
                                             "EXECUTIVE'
 
 
                                             -----------------------------------
                                             Larry E. Lee
 
 
 
                                             "COMPANY"
                                             [PARENT] CORPORATION
 
 
 
                                             By
                                                --------------------------------
                                                Name:
                                                      --------------------------
                                                Title:
                                                       -------------------------
 
 
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Exhibit 10.1

FIRST AMENDMENT TO

EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT  

 

This First Amendment to Employment Agreement (this “Amendment”) is made and entered into this 18th day of October, 2006, by and between RAM ENERGY RESOURCES, INC., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), and LARRY E. LEE, an individual (the “Executive”).

 

WHEREAS, the Company and the Executive are parties to that certain Employment Agreement dated as of May 8, 2006 (the “Agreement”); and

 

WHEREAS, the Board of Directors of the Company and the Executive have agreed that the Agreement should be amended to reflect the intent of the parties with respect to certain perquisites and benefits to which the Executive should be and is entitled and which are not specifically set out in the Agreement; and

 

WHEREAS, capitalized terms used but not defined herein have the meanings ascribed to such terms in the Agreement.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, it is hereby agreed that the Agreement should be and is hereby amended as follows:

 

1.              Subparagraph (ix) of Section 2(b) of the Agreement is deleted in its entirety, and the following subparagraphs (ix) though (xii) are substituted therefor:

 

“(ix)        Term Life Insurance. During the Employment Period, the Company shall pay 100% of the annual premium on a $5,000,000 term life insurance policy covering the Executive as the insured (the “Policy”). The Policy shall be owned by the Executive and the death benefit payable thereunder shall be payable to the Executive or his designee.

 

(x)           Annual Physical Examination. During the Employment Period, the Executive shall have the right, at the Company’s sole cost and expense, to have an annual, comprehensive physical examination at any medical facility of Executive’s choice located in the Continental United States, including related diagnostic and screening tests, examinations, procedures and laboratory work.

 

(xi)         Country Club Dues/Expenses. During the Employment Period, the Company shall pay or reimburse Executive for all monthly dues and related membership expenses, and all Company business related charges, incurred by Executive in connection with one (1) country club membership owned by Executive.

 

(xii)        Effect of Increases. Any increase in Base Salary, Bonus or any other benefit or perquisite described in the foregoing Sections (i)-(xi) shall in no way diminish any obligation of the Company under this Agreement.”

 

 

2.

In all other respects, the Agreement remains unchanged and in full force and effect.

 

EXECUTED this 18th day of October, 2006, but effective for all purposes as of the Effective Time.

 

“COMPANY”

 

RAM ENERGY RESOURCES, INC., a Delaware corporation

 

By: /s/John M. Longmire            

 

Senior Vice President and CFO

 

“EXECUTIVE”

 

/s/Larry E. Lee                             

 

Larry E. Lee

 

 

 

 

 

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SECOND AMENDMENT TO

EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT  

 

This Second Amendment to Employment Agreement (this “Amendment”) is made and entered into this 25th day of February, 2008, by and between RAM ENERGY RESOURCES, INC., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), and LARRY E. LEE, an individual (the “Executive”).

 

WHEREAS, the Company and the Executive are parties to that certain Employment Agreement dated as of May 8, 2006 (as amended by that certain First Amendment to Employment Agreement dated as of October 18, 2006, the “Agreement”); and

 

WHEREAS, the Board of Directors of the Company and the Executive have agreed that the Agreement should be amended in the manner set out in this Amendment; and

 

WHEREAS, capitalized terms used but not defined herein have the meanings ascribed to such terms in the Agreement.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, it is hereby agreed that the Agreement should be and is hereby amended as follows:

 

1.       Section 1 of the Agreement is deleted in its entirety and the following Section 1 substituted therefor:

 

“1.        Employment Period. The Company hereby agrees to continue the Executive in its employ, and the Executive hereby agrees to remain in the employ of the Company, for the period commencing on the Effective Date and ending on April 30, 2010 (the “Employment Period”).”

 

2.         Paragraph (b)(i) of Section 2 of the Agreement is deleted in its entirety and the following Paragraph (b)(i) of Section 2 is substituted therefor:

 

“(i)        Base Salary. Effective February 1, 2008 and continuing thereafter during the Employment Period, the Executive shall receive an annual base salary (“Base Salary”) at least equal to $500,000. Such Base Salary shall be payable monthly in cash. Base Salary shall be computed prior to any reductions for (i) any deferrals of compensation made pursuant to Sections 125 or 401(k) of the Code or pursuant to any other program or arrangement provided by the Company and (ii) any withholding, income or employment taxes. During the Employment Period, the Base Salary shall be reviewed at least annually and shall be increased at any time and from time to time as shall be determined by the Board. Any increase in Base Salary shall not serve to limit or reduce any other obligation to the Executive under this Agreement. Base Salary shall not be reduced after any such increase.”

 

 

3.

In all other respects, the Agreement remains unchanged and in full force and effect.

 


 

EXECUTED this 25th day of February, 2008.

 

“COMPANY”

 

RAM ENERGY RESOURCES, INC., a Delaware corporation

 

By  /s/ Sabrina Gicaletto  

 

Sabrina Gicaletto, Vice President

 

“EXECUTIVE”

 

/s/  Larry E. Lee

 

Larry E. Lee

 

 

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THIRD AMENDMENT TO

EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT  

 

This Third Amendment to Employment Agreement (this “Amendment”) is made and entered into this 30th day of December, 2008, by and between RAM ENERGY RESOURCES, INC., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), and LARRY E. LEE, an individual (the “Executive”).

 

WHEREAS, the Company and the Executive are parties to that certain Employment Agreement dated May 8, 2006 as amended by that First Amendment to Employment Agreement dated October 18, 2006, and by that certain Second Amendment to Employment Agreement dated February 25, 2008 (the “Agreement”); and

 

WHEREAS, the Board of Directors of the Company and the Executive have agreed that the Agreement should be amended in a manner set out in this Amendment; and

 

WHEREAS, the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (the “Code”) has been amended to add a new IRC Section 409A which has placed additional requirements on various types of agreements including “employment agreements” such as the Agreement; and

 

WHEREAS, the Company desires that the Agreement be in compliance with IRC Section 409A, and Agreement is to be amended accordingly; and

 

WHEREAS, capitalized terms used but not defined herein have the meanings ascribed to such terms in the Agreement.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, it is hereby agreed that the Agreement should be and is hereby amended as follows:

 

1.     Section 3(c) of the Agreement is hereby deleted in its entirety and the following Section 3(c) substituted therefor:

 

(c)       Good Reason. The Executive’s employment may be terminated by the Executive for Good Reason. For purposes of this Agreement, “Good Reason” means:

 

(i)         the assignment to the Executive of any duties materially inconsistent in any respect with the Executive’s position (including status, offices, titles and reporting requirements), authority, duties or responsibilities as contemplated by Section 2(a) of this Agreement, or any other action by the Company which results in a diminution in such position, compensation, authority, duties or responsibilities, excluding for this purpose an isolated, insubstantial and inadvertent action not taken in bad faith and which is remedied by the Company within ten (10) days after receipt of notice thereof given by the Executive;

 

 


(ii)        any material failure by the Company to comply with any of the provisions of Section 2(b) of this Agreement, other than an isolated, insubstantial and inadvertent failure not occurring in bad faith and which is remedied by the Company within ten (10) days after receipt of notice thereof given by the Executive;

 

(iii)      the Company’s requiring the Executive to be based at any office or location other than that described in Section 2(a)(i)(B) which is more than fifty (50) miles from the Executive’s principal office prior to such relocation hereof, except for periodic travel reasonably required in the performance of the Executive’s responsibilities;

 

(iv)       any purported termination by the Company of the Executive’s employment otherwise than as expressly permitted by this Agreement; or

 

(v)        any failure by the Company to comply with and satisfy Section 10(c) of this Agreement.

 

For purposes of this Section 3(c), any good faith determination of “Good Reason” made by the Executive shall be conclusive unless such determination is rejected by vote of a majority of the Board (excluding Executive if Executive is then a member of the Board), in which event Executive may refer the determination of “Good Reason” to binding arbitration by and between the Company and the Executive conducted pursuant to the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) by a single arbitrator appointed by the AAA. The decision of the arbitrator in such matter shall be final, unappealable and binding upon the Company and the Executive.”

 

2.         Section 3 is hereby amended by adding a new Section (d) to the Agreement, to read as follows:

 

“(d)     Termination by the Executive; Good Reason. The Executive may terminate his employment with the Company at any time whether with or without Good Reason. If the Executive believes Good Reason exists for terminating his employment, then he shall give the Company written notice of the acts or omissions constituting Good Reason within thirty (30) days after learning of such acts or omissions constituting Good Reason (the “Good Reason Notice”). No termination of employment for Good Reason shall be effective unless (i) within thirty (30) days after receiving the Good Reason Notice, the Company fails to either cure such acts or omissions or notify the Executive of the intended method of cure, and (ii) the Executive delivers a Notice of Termination to the Company and subsequently resigns within thirty (30) days after the Company’s deadline in Section 3(d)(i) expires. Notwithstanding the previous sentence and at

 

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the Company’s request, the Executive shall provide services consistent with his then-current authority, duties, and responsibilities for up to ninety (90) days after having provided the Good Reason Notice to the Company.”

 

3.         Existing Section 3(d) of the Agreement is hereby relettered as (e) in lieu of (d), and there is hereby added to such paragraph the following sentence:

 

“In the event of a termination by the Executive for Good Reason, a Notice of Termination shall be effective only if given within the time limit established by Section 3(d).”

 

 

4.

Section 4 is hereby amended by adding a new Section 4(e) to read as follows:

 

“(e)     Application of Section 409A of the Code. Notwithstanding the above paragraphs of this Section 4, if the Company determines that (i) the Executive is a “specified employee” within the meaning of Section 409A of the Code (“Section 409A”) as of the date of his “separation from service” as defined by Section 409A (“Separation from Service”), and (ii) any amount of any payment to be made under this Section 4 is subject to Section 409A, then such amount shall not be paid to the Executive until six (6) months after the date of his Separation from Service (or, if earlier, the date of his death). In such case, the portion of the payment so delayed shall be paid in a single lump sum in cash on the first (1st) day of the seventh (7th) month following the Executive’s Separation from Service (or, if earlier, upon his death).”

 

 

5.

In all other respects, the Agreement remains unchanged and in full force and effect.

 

EXECUTED this 30th day of December, 2008.

 

“COMPANY”

 

RAM ENERGY RESOURCES, INC., a Delaware corporation

 

By /s/ G. Les Austin______________________

 

Senior Vice President

 

“EXECUTIVE”

 

/s/ Larry E. Lee__________________________  

Larry E. Lee

 

 

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EX-10.6.4 2 ram8kexh1064-032509.htm

FOURTH AMENDMENT TO

EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT  

 

This Fourth Amendment to Employment Agreement (this “Amendment”) is made and entered into this 24th day of March, 2009, by and between RAM ENERGY RESOURCES, INC., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), and LARRY E. LEE, an individual (the “Executive”).

 

WHEREAS, the Company and the Executive are parties to that certain Employment Agreement dated May 8, 2006 as amended by that First Amendment to Employment Agreement dated October 18, 2006, by that certain Second Amendment to Employment Agreement dated February 25, 2008, and by that certain Third Amendment to Employment Agreement dated December 30, 2008 (the “Agreement”); and

 

WHEREAS, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company and the Executive have agreed that the Agreement should be amended in a manner set out in this Amendment; and

 

WHEREAS, capitalized terms used but not defined herein have the meanings ascribed to such terms in the Agreement.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, it is hereby agreed that the Agreement should be and is hereby amended as follows:

 

1.         Section 1 of the Agreement is deleted in its entirety and the following Section 1 substituted therefor:

 

“1.        Employment Period. The Company hereby agrees to continue the Executive in its employ, and the Executive hereby agrees to remain in the employ of the Company, for the period commencing on the Effective Date and ending on April 30, 2011 (the “Employment Period”).”

 

 

2.

In all other respects, the Agreement remains unchanged and in full force and effect.

 

EXECUTED this 24th day of March, 2009.

 

“COMPANY”

 

RAM ENERGY RESOURCES, INC., a Delaware corporation

 

By  /s/ G. Les Austin

G. Les Austin

 

Senior Vice President

 


“EXECUTIVE”

 

/s/ Larry E. Lee

Larry E. Lee

 
 
 
 

EX-10.6.5 2 ramex1065-031810.htm RAMEXH1065-031810

FIFTH AMENDMENT TO

EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT

 

This Fifth Amendment to Employment Agreement (this “Amendment”) is made and entered into this 17th day of March, 2010, by and between RAM ENERGY RESOURCES, INC., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), and LARRY E. LEE, an individual (the “Executive”).

 

WHEREAS, the Company and the Executive are parties to that certain Employment Agreement dated May 8, 2006, as amended by (i) that certain First Amendment to Employment Agreement dated October 18, 2006, (ii) that certain Second Amendment to Employment Agreement dated February 25, 2008, (iii) that certain Third Amendment to Employment Agreement dated December 30, 2008, and (iv) that certain Fourth Amendment to Employment Agreement dated March 24, 2009 (the “Agreement”); and

 

WHEREAS, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company and the Executive have agreed that the Agreement should be amended in the manner set out in this Amendment; and

 

WHEREAS, capitalized terms used but not defined herein have the meanings ascribed to such terms in the Agreement.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, it is hereby agreed that the Agreement should be and is hereby amended as follows:

 

1.           Section 1 of the Agreement is deleted in its entirety and the following Section 1 substituted therefor:

 

“1.           Employment Period.  The Company hereby agrees to continue the Executive in its employ, and the Executive hereby agrees to remain in the employ of the Company, for the period commencing on the Effective Date and ending on April 30, 2012 (the “Employment Period”).”

 

2.           Paragraph (b)(i) of Section 2 of the Agreement is deleted in its entirety and the following Paragraph (b)(i) of Section 2 is substituted therefor:

 

“(i)           Base Salary.  Effective April 1, 2010 and continuing thereafter during the Employment Period, the Executive shall receive an annual base salary (“Base Salary”) at least equal to $550,000.  Such Base Salary shall be payable monthly in cash.  Base Salary shall be computed prior to any reductions for (i) any deferrals of compensation made pursuant to Sections 125 or 401(k) of the Code or pursuant to any other program or arrangement provided by the Company and (ii) any withholding, income or employment taxes.  During the Employment Period, the Base Salary shall be reviewed at least annually and shall be increased at any time and from time to time as shall be determined by the Board.  Any increase in Base Salary shall not serve to limit or reduce any other obligation to the Executive under this Agreement.  Base Salary shall not be reduced after any such increase.”

 

 

 


 

 

 

3.           In all other respects, the Agreement remains unchanged and in full force and effect.

 

EXECUTED this 17th day of March, 2010.

 

 

“COMPANY”

 

 

 

RAM ENERGY RESOURCES, INC., a Delaware corporation

 

 

 

By  /s/ Larry G. Rampey

 

Senior Vice President

 

 

 

“EXECUTIVE”

 

 

 

By  /s/ Larry E. Lee

 

Larry E. Lee

 




EX-10.2.6 2 ram8kex1026.htm SIXTH AMENDMENT TO EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT

EXHIBIT 10.2.6

 

SIXTH AMENDMENT TO

EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT

 

 

 

This Sixth Amendment to Employment Agreement (this “Amendment”) is made and entered into this 8th day of March, 2011, by and between RAM ENERGY RESOURCES, INC., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), and LARRY E. LEE, an individual (the “Executive”).

 

WHEREAS, the Company and the Executive are parties to that certain Employment Agreement dated May 8, 2006, as amended by (i) that certain First Amendment to Employment Agreement dated October 18, 2006, (ii) that certain Second Amendment to Employment Agreement dated February 25, 2008, (iii) that certain Third Amendment to Employment Agreement dated December 30, 2008, (iv) that certain Fourth Amendment to Employment Agreement dated March 24, 2009, and (v) that certain Fifth Amendment to Employment Agreement dated March 17, 2010 (the “Agreement”); and

 

WHEREAS, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company and the Executive have agreed that the Agreement should be amended in the manner set out in this Amendment; and

 

WHEREAS, capitalized terms used but not defined herein have the meanings ascribed to such terms in the Agreement.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, it is hereby agreed that the Agreement should be and is hereby amended as follows:

 

1.           Section 1 of the Agreement is deleted in its entirety and the following Section 1 substituted therefor:

 

“1.           Employment Period.  The Company hereby agrees to continue the Executive in its employ, and the Executive hereby agrees to remain in the employ of the Company, for the period commencing on the Effective Date and ending on April 30, 2013 (the “Employment Period”).”

 

2.           In all other respects, the Agreement remains unchanged and in full force and effect.

 

 

 

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EXECUTED this 8th day of March, 2011.

 

 

“COMPANY”

 

 

 

 

RAM ENERGY RESOURCES, INC., a Delaware corporation

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/  G. Les Austin

 

 

G. Les Austin, Senior Vice President

 

 

 

 

“EXECUTIVE”

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/  Larry E. Lee

 

 

Larry E. Lee