SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 12, 2010
Impax Laboratories, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
||(Commission File Number)
||(IRS Employer Identification No.)
|30831 Huntwood Avenue, Hayward, CA
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (510) 476-2000
|(Former name or former address if changed since last report.)
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||Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers;
Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On January 12, 2010, the Company entered into Employment Agreements with each of the following executives (the
Executives) of the Company: Larry Hsu, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer; Arthur A. Koch, Jr., Senior Vice
President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer; Christopher Mengler, R.Ph., President of the Companys Global
Pharmaceuticals Division; Michael J. Nestor, President of the Companys Impax Pharmaceuticals Division; and Charles V.
Hildenbrand, Senior Vice President, Operations. The agreement with Dr. Hsu has the effect of terminating the Companys
prior employment agreement with him, dated December 14, 1999, as amended.
The following is a summary of the material provisions of the agreements. This summary is qualified in its
entirety by reference to the agreements themselves, which are incorporated by reference in their entirety hereto and
which are attached to this report as Exhibits 10.1, 10.2, 10.3, 10.4 and 10.5.
The agreements are effective as of January 1, 2010 and expire on December 31, 2012 unless further extended or
terminated earlier as provided in the agreements. Each agreement automatically renews for a one-year period unless
either party provides at least 90 days written notice of non-renewal prior to the end of the applicable term or unless
it is terminated earlier.
Under the agreements, the Executives will receive their respective Base Salaries currently in effect, subject to
increase or decrease as determined by the Board of Directors of the Company or the Compensation Committee. The
Executives are also eligible to receive: (i) an annual cash incentive bonus based upon a percentage of each persons
Base Salary and the attainment of goals established in writing by the Board or its Compensation Committee; (ii) grants of stock options and restricted stock in an amount and on the terms determined by the Compensation
Committee; and (iii) other compensation that may be awarded by the Board or the Compensation Committee. Each Executive
is also entitled to have the benefit of all group life, disability, hospital, surgical and major medical insurance
plans and other employee benefit plans made available to executive personnel of the Company. In addition, the
agreement with Dr. Hsu also provides that during the term of his employment, the Board will nominate and recommend to
stockholders his election as a director of the Company.
The Executives employment may be terminated by the Company with or without Cause or by the Executives for
Good Reason or for no reason, as such terms are defined in the agreements. The Executives are entitled to certain
compensation arrangements in the case of the termination without Cause or for Good Reason, as well as in case of the
change in control of the Company.
The agreements require the Executives to maintain the confidentiality of information relating to the Company
during and after the term of the agreement and also contain non-competition, non-solicitation and non-disparagement
covenants as well as other provisions customary for this type of employment agreement.