This excerpt taken from the LUV 8-K filed Jan 22, 2009.
A. Highly competent and experienced persons are reluctant to serve corporations as directors unless they are provided with adequate protection through insurance and indemnification against claims and actions against them arising out of their service to and activities on behalf of the Company.
B. The Board of Directors of the Company (the Board) has determined that the inability to attract and retain such persons would be detrimental to the best interests of the Company and its shareholders and that the Company should act to assure such persons that there will be increased certainty of such protection in the future.
C. The Board has also determined that it is reasonable, prudent and necessary for the Company, in addition to purchasing and maintaining directors and officers liability insurance (or otherwise providing for adequate arrangements of self-insurance), contractually to obligate itself to indemnify such persons to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law so that they will serve or continue to serve the Company free from undue concern that they will not be adequately protected.
D. Indemnitee is willing to serve, continue to serve and to take on additional service for or on behalf of the Company on the condition that Indemnitee be so indemnified to the fullest extent permitted by law.
E. Section 1 of Article VIII of the bylaws of the Company provides for indemnification of directors to the fullest extent permitted by law. The indemnification rights in this Agreement are intended to be in addition to those provided in the bylaws of the Company.
In consideration of the foregoing and the mutual covenants herein contained, and other good and valuable consideration, the sufficiency and receipt of which are hereby acknowledged, the parties hereby agree as follows: