This excerpt taken from the PBG 8-K filed Aug 4, 2009.
Continuing Employees”) compensation and benefits (other than equity based compensation) that are in the aggregate substantially comparable to the compensation and benefits provided by the Company and its Subsidiaries to the Continuing Employees as in effect immediately prior to the Effective Time.
(b) With respect to any “employee benefit plan,” as defined in Section 3(3) of ERISA, maintained by Parent or any of its Subsidiaries, including the Surviving Entity, in which any Continuing Employee becomes a participant, such Continuing Employee shall receive full credit for purposes of eligibility to participate and vesting thereunder (but not for purposes of benefit accruals) for service with the Company or any of its Subsidiaries (or predecessor employers to the extent the Company provides such past service credit) to the same extent that such service was recognized as of the Effective Time under a comparable plan of the Company and its Subsidiaries in which the Continuing Employee participated.
(c) With respect to any welfare plan maintained by Parent or any of its Subsidiaries, including the Surviving Entity, in which any Continuing Employee is eligible to participate after the Effective Time, Parent shall, or shall cause its Subsidiaries to, (i) waive all limitations as to preexisting conditions and exclusions with respect to participation and coverage requirements applicable to such employees to the extent such conditions and exclusions were satisfied or did not apply to such employees under the welfare plans of the Company or its Subsidiaries prior to the Effective Time and (ii) provide each Continuing Employee with credit for any co-payments and deductibles paid and for out-of-pocket maximums incurred prior to the Effective Time in satisfying any analogous deductible or out-of-pocket requirements to the extent applicable under any such plan.
(d) Parent shall, and shall cause its Subsidiaries, including the Surviving Entity, to honor, in accordance with its terms, each Employee Plan including the retention arrangements specified on Section 7.06(d) of the Company Disclosure Schedule and all obligations thereunder, including any rights or benefits arising as a result of the transactions contemplated hereby (either alone or in combination with any other event, including termination of employment). Parent hereby agrees and acknowledges that the consummation of the Merger constitutes a change of control or a change in control, as the case may be, for all purposes under any plan or agreement set forth on Section 7.06(d) of the Company Disclosure Schedule.
(e) With respect to the annual bonus for which any employee of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries is eligible under any of the Company’s annual incentive plans with respect to the year in which the Effective Time occurs, Parent shall administer each such plan (including the payment of all amounts owed thereunder at the ordinary time) in accordance with its terms; provided that the amount payable to such employee under such plan shall be determined in accordance with the terms of such plan and based on the attainment of applicable performance goals as mutually determined in the reasonable, good faith judgment of Parent and the Company. With respect to the annual bonus for which any employee of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries is eligible under any of the Company’s annual incentive plans with respect to any year, if any, prior to the Effective Time, the Company shall administer each such plan (including the payment of all amounts owed thereunder at the ordinary time) in accordance with its terms consistent with past practices in the ordinary course.
(f) Nothing in this Section 7.06 shall (i) be treated as an amendment of, or undertaking to amend, any benefit plan, (ii) prohibit Parent or any of its Subsidiaries, including the Surviving Entity, from amending any employee benefit plan subject to Section 7.06(e), (iii) obligate Parent, the Company, the Surviving Entity or any of their respective Affiliates to retain the employment of any particular employee or (iv) confer any rights or benefits on any person other than the parties to this Agreement.
Section 7.07 . Limitation on Acquisitions. Prior to the Effective Time Parent shall not, and shall cause its Subsidiaries not to, acquire or agree to acquire any Person (other than PAS) if such acquisition would reasonably be expected to prevent, hinder or delay the consummation of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement or to make it more difficult, or to increase the time required, to obtain the expiration or termination of the waiting period under the HSR Act or any other applicable Competition Laws applicable to the transactions contemplated by this Agreement.
Section 7.08 . Certain Litigation. On or as soon as practicable after the date of this Agreement and no later than two Business Days after the date of this Agreement, Parent shall take all steps necessary to cause the plaintiffs in the action captioned PepsiCo, Inc., et al. v. Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc., et al., C.A. No. 4575, pending in the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware, to file a Notice of Voluntary Dismissal pursuant to Rule 41(a)(1) of the Rules of the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware, which Notice shall be reasonably acceptable to the Company, such that the action is dismissed with prejudice so as not to be brought in any court of the States or the United States.
Section 7.09 . Company Indebtedness. At or prior to the Effective Time, Merger Subsidiary shall, and Parent shall cause Merger Subsidiary to, expressly assume the due and punctual payment of the principal of and premium, if any, and interest on the 7.00% Senior Notes due March 1, 2029 outstanding pursuant to an indenture dated as of March 8, 1999, among the Company, as obligor, Bottling Group, LLC, as guarantor, and The Chase Manhattan Bank, as trustee (such indenture, the “