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This excerpt taken from the KO 10-Q filed Apr 25, 2008.

ARTICLE VIII
MISCELLANEOUS

8.1   Unsecured General Creditor.

        Participants and their Beneficiaries, heirs, successors, and assigns shall have no legal or equitable rights, claims, or interest in any specific property or assets of the Company. No assets of the Company shall be held in any way as collateral security for the fulfilling of the obligations of the Company under this Plan. Any and all of the Company's assets shall be, and remain, the general unpledged, unrestricted assets of the Company. The Company's obligation under the Plan shall be merely that of an unfunded and unsecured promise of the Company to pay money in the future, and the rights of the Participants and Beneficiaries shall be no greater than those of unsecured general creditors. It is the intention of the Company that this Plan be unfunded for purposes of the Code and for purposes of Title 1 of ERISA.

8.2   Restriction Against Assignment.

        The Company shall pay all amounts payable hereunder only to the person or persons designated by the Plan and not to any other person or corporation. No part of a Participant's Accounts shall be liable for the debts, contracts, or engagements of any Participant, his or her Beneficiary, or successors in interest, nor shall a Participant's Accounts be subject to execution by levy, attachment, or garnishment or by any other legal or equitable proceeding, nor shall any such person have any right to alienate, anticipate, sell, transfer, commute, pledge, encumber, or assign any benefits or payments hereunder in any manner whatsoever.

8.3   Withholding.

        There shall be deducted from each payment made under the Plan or any other compensation payable to the Participant (or Beneficiary) all taxes which are required to be withheld by the Company in respect to such payment or this Plan. The Company shall have the right to reduce any payment (or compensation) by the amount of cash sufficient to provide the amount of said taxes.

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8.4   Amendment, Modification, Suspension or Termination.

        The Compensation Committee may amend, modify, suspend or terminate the Plan in whole or in part, except that no amendment, modification, suspension or termination shall have any retroactive effect to reduce any amounts allocated to a Participant's Accounts. The Committee may also amend the Plan, provided that the Committee may only adopt amendments that i) apply to the general population of Participants and do not affect only officers of the Company; ii) do not have a material financial impact on the Company; or iii) are required by tax or legal statutes, regulations or pronouncements.

8.5   Governing Law.

        Except to extent preempted by Federal Law, this Plan shall be construed, governed and enforced under the laws of the State of Delaware (without regard to the conflicts of law principles thereof) and any and all disputes arising under this Plan are to be resolved exclusively by courts sitting in Delaware.

8.6   Receipt or Release.

        Any payment to a Participant or the Participant's Beneficiary in accordance with the provisions of the Plan shall, to the extent thereof, be in full satisfaction of all claims against the Committee and the Company. The Committee may require such Participant or Beneficiary, as a condition precedent to such payment, to execute a receipt and release to such effect.

8.7   Limitation of Rights and Employment Relationship.

        Neither the establishment of the Plan nor any modification thereof, nor the creating of any fund or account, nor the payment of any benefits shall be construed as giving to any Participant, or Beneficiary or other person any legal or equitable right against the Company except as provided in the Plan; and in no event shall the terms of employment of any Employee or Participant be modified or in any way be affected by the provisions of the Plan.

8.8   Headings.

        Headings and subheadings in this Plan are inserted for convenience of reference only and are not to be considered in the construction of the provisions hereof.

        As evidence of the adoption of this Plan, effective January 1, 2008, by The Coca-Cola Company, this document is signed by a duly authorized officer.

    THE COCA-COLA COMPANY

 

 

By:

 

 
       
Senior Vice President, Human Resources

 

 

Date:

 

 
       

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These excerpts taken from the KO 8-K filed May 31, 2007.

ARTICLE VI

MISCELLANEOUS

Section 6.1                                      Notices.  All notices, requests, claims, demands and other communications hereunder required to be delivered in writing shall be deemed given if delivered personally, telecopied (which is confirmed) or sent by overnight courier (providing proof of delivery) to the parties at the following addresses (or at such other address for a party as shall be specified by like notice):

(a)                                  if to Parent, to:

The Coca-Cola Company
One Coca-Cola Plaza
Atlanta, Georgia 30313
Fax: (404) 676-8621
Attention:
                 Chief Financial Officer




with copies to: (which shall not constitute notice hereunder) to:

The Coca-Cola Company
One Coca-Cola Plaza
Atlanta, Georgia 30313
Fax: (404) 515-2546
Attention:
                 General Counsel

and

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Four Times Square
New York, New York 10036-6522
Fax:  (212) 735-2000
Attention:
                 Martha E. McGarry
                                                                        Sean C. Doyle

(b)                                 if to Investor:

c/o Energy Brands, Inc. d/b/a Glaceau
17-20 Whitestone Expressway
Whitestone, New York 11357
Fax:  [
·]
Attention:  [·]

with a copy to:

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
919 Third Avenue
New York, New York 10022
Fax:  (212) 909-6836
Attention:
                 Jeffrey J. Rosen

Section 6.2                                      Entire Agreement; Modifications.

(a)                                  This Agreement sets forth the entire agreement and understanding between the parties and supersedes any prior agreement or understanding, written or oral, relating to the subject matter of this Agreement.

(b)                                 This Agreement may be modified and/or amended with respect to any provision contained herein at any time by written action of Parent and Investor.

Section 6.3                                      Waiver.  Any term or condition hereof may be waived at any time by the party hereto that is entitled to the benefits thereof by a written instrument duly executed on behalf of such party.  The failure of a party to enforce at any time any provision of this Agreement shall not be construed to be a waiver of such provision nor shall it in any way affect the validity of this Agreement or the right of such party thereafter to enforce each and every such provision.  No waiver of any breach of this Agreement shall be held to constitute a waiver of any other or subsequent breach.




Section 6.4                                      Assignment; Binding Effect; Severability.  Neither this Agreement nor any of the rights, interests or obligations hereunder shall be transferred, assigned or delegated by any of the parties hereto, in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of the other parties, and any attempt to make any such transfer, assignment or delegation without such consent shall be null and void.  This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of and be enforceable by the successors, legal representatives and permitted assigns of the parties hereto.  The provisions of this Agreement are severable, and in the event that any one or more provisions are deemed illegal or unenforceable the remaining provisions shall remain in full force and effect unless the deletion of such provision shall cause this Agreement to become materially adverse to any party, in which event the parties shall use reasonable best efforts to arrive at an accommodation that best preserves for the parties the benefits and obligations of the offending provision.

Section 6.5                                      Specific Performance.  The parties hereby acknowledge and agree that the failure of any party to perform its agreements and covenants hereunder will cause irreparable injury to the other parties, for which damages, even if available, will not be an adequate remedy.  Accordingly, each party hereby consents to the issuance of injunctive relief by any court of competent jurisdiction as provided in Section 6.7 to compel performance of such party’s obligations and to the granting by any court of the remedy of specific performance of its obligations hereunder without proof of actual damages and without any requirement for the securing or posting of any bond.  Such remedy shall not be deemed to be the exclusive remedy for a party’s breach of its obligations but shall be in addition to all other remedies available at law or equity.

Section 6.6                                      Governing Law.  This Agreement shall be governed by and construed and interpreted in accordance with the Laws of the State of New York (other than its conflict of law principles to the extent that the application of the Laws of another jurisdiction would be required thereby, but with reference to Section 5-1401 of the New York General Obligations Law, which by its terms applies to this Agreement).

Section 6.7                                      Consent to Jurisdiction.  The parties irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of (a) the Supreme Court of the State of New York, New York County, and (b) the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, for the purposes of any Action arising out of this Agreement or the transactions contemplated hereby, including the Merger (and each agrees that no such Action relating to this Agreement or the transactions contemplated hereby, including the Merger, shall be brought by it except in such courts).  The parties irrevocably and unconditionally waive (and agree not to plead or claim) any objection to the laying of venue of any Action arising out of this Agreement or the transactions contemplated hereby, including the Merger, in (i) the Supreme Court of the State of New York, New York County, or (ii) the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York or that any such Action brought in any such court has been brought in an inconvenient forum.  Each of the parties hereto also agrees that any final and unappealable judgment against a party hereto in connection with any Action shall be conclusive and binding on such party and that such award or judgment may be enforced in any court of competent jurisdiction, either within or outside of the United States.  A certified or exemplified copy of such award or judgment shall be conclusive evidence of the fact and amount of such award or judgment.




Section 6.8                                      Waiver of Jury Trial.  Each party hereby waives, and agrees to cause each of its Affiliates to waive, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable Law, any right it may have to a trial by jury in respect of any Action directly or indirectly arising out of, under or in connection with this Agreement or the transactions contemplated hereby, including the Merger.  Each party (a) certifies that no Representative of the other party has represented, expressly or otherwise, that such other party would not, in the event of an Action, seek to enforce the foregoing waiver and (b) acknowledges that it and the other party hereto have been induced to enter into this agreement by, among other things, the mutual waivers and certifications in this Section 6.8.

Section 6.9                                      Third Party Beneficiaries.  No provision of this Agreement is intended to confer upon any Person other than the parties hereto any rights or remedies hereunder.

Section 6.10                                Counterparts.  This Agreement may be executed in separate counterparts, each of which when so executed and delivered shall be deemed an original and all of which together shall constitute one and the same instrument.

ARTICLE IX
MISCELLANEOUS

SECTION 9.01                    Severability.  If any term or other provision of this Agreement is invalid, illegal or incapable of being enforced by any rule of law, or public policy, all other conditions and provisions of this Agreement shall nevertheless remain in full force and effect.  Upon such determination that any term or other provision is invalid, illegal or incapable of being enforced, the parties hereto shall negotiate in good faith to modify this Agreement so as to effect the original intent of the parties as closely as possible in a mutually acceptable manner in order that the terms of this Agreement remain as originally contemplated to the fullest extent possible.

SECTION 9.02                    Regulatory and Other Authorizations; Notices and Consents.  Each of the parties hereto agree to use its reasonable best efforts to obtain all authorizations, consents, orders and approvals of all Governmental Authorities that may be or become necessary for the execution and delivery of, and the performance of its obligations pursuant to, this Agreement and will cooperate fully with the other parties hereto in promptly seeking to obtain all such authorizations, consents, orders and approvals.

SECTION 9.03                    Specific Performance.  The parties hereto agree that irreparable damage would occur in the event any provision of this Agreement was not performed in accordance with the terms hereof and that the parties shall be entitled to specific performance of the terms hereof, in addition to any other remedy at law or in equity.

SECTION 9.04                    Entire Agreement.  This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties hereto with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior agreements and understandings, both written and oral, between the parties hereto with respect to the subject matter hereof.

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