This excerpt taken from the YDNT 8-K filed May 12, 2009.
Employment Agreement"). Employee and Employer hereby agree that the Prior Employment Agreement is hereby terminated effective as of the date hereof and that the Prior Employment Agreement shall thereafter be null and void and of no further force and effect.
make any representations or promises on behalf of any of the parties which are inconsistent with the representations or promises contained in this Agreement, and this Agreement has not been executed in reliance on any representations or promises not set forth herein. Specifically, no promises, warranties or representations have been made by anyone on any topic or subject matter related to Employee's relationship with Employer or any of its executives or employees, including but not limited to any promises, warranties or representations regarding future employment, compensation, commissions and benefits, any entitlement to stock, stock rights, stock option plan benefits, profits, debt and equity interests in Employer or any of its affiliated companies or regarding the termination of Employee's employment. In this regard, Employee agrees that no promises, warranties or representations shall be deemed to be made in the future unless they are set forth in writing and signed by an authorized representative of Employer.
(f) Amendments. This Agreement may be modified only by agreement of the parties by a written instrument executed by the parties that is designated as an amendment to this Agreement.
(g) Counterparts. This Agreement is being executed in one or more counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original, but all of which together shall constitute one and the same instrument.
(h) Severability and Non-Waiver. Any provision of this Agreement (or portion thereof) which is deemed invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any jurisdiction shall, as to that jurisdiction and subject to this Section, be ineffective to the extent of such invalidity, illegality or unenforceability, without affecting in any way the remaining provisions thereof in such jurisdiction or rendering that or any other provisions of this Agreement invalid, illegal, or unenforceable in any other jurisdiction. If any covenant should be deemed invalid, illegal or unenforceable because its scope is considered excessive, such covenant shall be modified so that the scope of the covenant is reduced only to the minimum extent necessary to render the modified covenant valid, legal and enforceable. No waiver of any provision or violation of this Agreement by Employer shall be implied by Employer's forbearance or failure to take action.
(i) Voluntary and Knowledgeable Act. Employee represents and warrants that Employee has read and understands each and every provision of this Agreement and has freely and voluntarily entered into this Agreement.
(j) Authorship. The parties agree that the terms and language of this Agreement were the result of negotiations between the parties and, as a result, there shall be no presumption that any ambiguities in this Agreement shall be resolved against any party. Any controversy over construction of this Agreement shall be decided without regard to events of authorship or negotiation.
(k) Code Section 409A Compliance. It is the intent of the Employer and Employee to comply with all provisions of Section 409A so that Employee shall not be required to include in his gross income for federal income tax purposes, prior to the actual
receipt thereof, any amounts received that may otherwise be considered to be deferred payments. In the event that the interpretation or requirements of Section 409A change during the Term, Employee and the Employer will amend this Agreement, only as necessary, to comply with any such change, if and to the extent such an amendment would be permitted by Section 409A. Notwithstanding any provision herein to the contrary, nothing in this Agreement shall require the Employer or any Affiliate to pay any tax, penalty or interest assessed against Employee or otherwise required to be paid by Employee for any Section 409A failures or non-compliance with Section 409A.
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have executed this Agreement as of the date first above written.