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52 Liberty Ridge Rd
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
52 Liberty Ridge Rd
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
Re: Severance and Change in Control Agreements
On behalf of Amicus Therapeutics, Inc., (the Company), this Letter Agreement, dated as of January 3, 2011, shall serve to confirm our agreement in the event Amicus terminates your employment without cause or in the event of a Change in Control, Sale or Merger of the Company. By accepting the terms of this Letter Agreement, you agree that the rights identified in this Letter Agreement contain the complete understanding between you and the Company related to Severance and Change in Control payments and supersedes and replaces all previous agreements related to such payments. The July 27, 2009 Offer of Employment Letter countersigned by you and attached hereto shall otherwise remain in full force and effect and is hereby confirmed and ratified.
In the event that your employment is terminated by the Company, except for Cause as defined below, you will be eligible to receive the following:
six (6) months salary continuation to be paid in accordance with the Companys payroll practices;
an additional six (6) months of option vesting;
in the event that your termination occurs after June 30th of the calendar year, you will be entitled to a payment of a bonus equal to the bonus earned in the preceding year pro-rated for the number of months actually worked in the year of termination, payable on the date of termination; and
you will be entitled to a continuation of your health benefit coverage under COBRA, premiums to be paid by the Company, for a period of twelve (12) months, which shall commence on the date of termination and run concurrently with the period of salary continuation.
6 Cedar Brook Drive Cranbury, NJ 08512 T: 609-662-2000 F: 609-662-2001 www.amicustherapeutics.com
For purposes of this Agreement, Cause means termination for any of the following reasons: (1) willful or deliberate misconduct by you that materially damages the Company; (2) misappropriation of Company assets; (3) conviction of, or a plea of guilty or no contest to, a felony; or (4) any willful disobedience of the lawful and unambiguous instructions of the CEO of the Company; provided that the CEO has given you written notice of such disobedience or neglect and you have failed to cure such disobedience or neglect within a period reasonable under the circumstances.
Change in Control
If there is a Change in Control Event and either (i) you are terminated without Cause within twelve months of such Change in Control Event or (ii) a condition occurs which constitutes Good Reason within twelve months of such Change in Control Event and after you have complied with the applicable notice period and the Company has failed to remedy such condition, you actually resign (all as described in detail in the definition of Good Reason in the following paragraph), then (i) you will be entitled to receive twelve (12) months of salary continuation, to be paid in accordance with the Companys payroll practices, plus, in the event that the resignation for Good Reason or termination without Cause following a change in control event occurs after June 30th of the calendar year, you will be entitled to a payment of a bonus equal to the bonus earned in the preceding year pro-rated for the number of months actually worked in the year of your resignation or termination, payable on the date of termination or resignation for Good Reason. In addition, you will be entitled to continuation of your health benefit coverage under COBRA, premiums to be paid by the Company, for a period of twelve (12) months, which shall commence on the date of resignation or termination and run concurrently with the period of salary continuation, and (ii) all unvested stock options will have their remaining vesting schedule accelerated so that all stock options are fully vested.
Change in Control Event means any of the following: (i) any person or entity (except for a current stockholder) becomes the beneficial owner of greater than 50% of the then outstanding voting power of the Company; (ii) a merger or consolidation with another entity where the voting securities of the Company outstanding immediately before the transaction constitute less than a majority of the voting power of the voting securities of the Company or the surviving entity outstanding immediately after the transaction, or (iii) the sales or disposition of all or substantially all of the Companys assets. Good Reason means (i) a material diminution in your authorities, duties, or responsibilities, or (ii) a material change in the geographic location at which you must perform services; provided, however, that you must provide the Company with notice of the existence of the Good Reason condition within ninety (90) days of its initial existence after which the Company will have a period of thirty (30) day within which it may remedy the condition and not be required to pay the severance payment; and provided, further, that any Good Reason termination must occur within two (2) years of the initial existence of the Good Reason condition.
Your right to receive accelerated vesting and severance payments pursuant to this letter agreement shall be subject to the condition that you execute a full release and waiver of all claims against the Company and related parties, in a form acceptable to the Company; provided that such payments and benefits will be paid, if ever, only on the date specified as the deadline for signing and delivering the release, (the Release Deadline), even if your release becomes irrevocable (i.e., you sign and deliver the release to the Company) before that date. In the event the Release Deadline is more than thirty (30) days and you sign and deliver the release before the Release Deadline, the Company may elect to make such severance payments no earlier than thirty (30) days prior to the Release Deadline.
It is the intention of the parties that compensation paid or delivered to you by the Company either is paid in compliance with, or is exempt from, Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder (collectively, Section 409A). However, the Company does not warrant to you that all compensation paid or delivered to you for your services will be exempt from, or paid in compliance with, Section 409A. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Agreement, in the event that any payment or benefit under this Agreement received or to be received by you (the Payment) is determined to be subject (in whole or part) to the penalties imposed by Section 409A of the Code (the Additional Taxes), then you shall be entitled to receive an additional payment (a Gross-Up Payment) in an amount such that after payment by you of the Additional Taxes, you retain an amount equal to the Payment net of any applicable taxes and withholdings other than Additional Taxes. All determinations required to be made under this provision, including whether and when a Gross-Up Payment is required, the amount of such Gross-Up Payment and the assumptions to be utilized in arriving at such determination, shall be made by the Companys accountants or such other certified public accounting firm designated by you and reasonably acceptable to the Company. Any certified public accounting firm chosen by you shall provide detailed supporting calculations both to the Company and you. Any Gross-Up Payment due under this paragraph shall be paid to you no later than December 31 of the calendar year following the calendar year in which you remit the Additional Taxes to the applicable authorities.
For the purposes of determining when amounts otherwise payable on account of your termination of employment will be paid, which amounts become due because of your termination of employment, termination of employment or words of similar import shall be construed as the date that you first incur a separation from service for purposes of Section 409A on or following termination of employment. Furthermore, if you are a specified employee of a public company as determined pursuant to Section 409A as of your termination of employment, any amounts payable on account of your termination of employment which constitute deferred compensation within the meaning of Section 409A and which are otherwise payable during the first six months following your termination (or prior to your death after termination) shall be paid to you in a cash lump-sum on the earlier of (1) the date of your death and (2) the first business day of the seventh calendar month immediately following the month in which your termination occurs.
In applying Section 409A to amounts paid pursuant to this letter, any right to a series of installment payments shall be treated as a right to a series of separate payments.
It is important that you understand that the Company does not guarantee employment for any specific period of time. You will continue to be employed on at at-will basis. This means that both the Company and you will have the right to terminate your employment at any time, for any reason, with or without prior notice or cause. Neither you nor the Company will have an express or implied contract limiting your right to resign or the Companys right to terminate your employment at any time, for any reason, with or without prior notice or cause. The at-will relationship will apply to you throughout your employment and cannot be changed except by an express individual written employment agreement signed by you and the Chief Executive Officer of the Company.
It is understood and agreed that this Letter Agreement constitutes the full agreement between you and the Company on the subjects of Severance and Change in Control payments. By signing below, you agree that no other promises, express or implied, have been made to you either verbally or in writing and that no further modifications to these terms and conditions will be effective except by a written agreement signed by the Chief Executive Officer of the Company and you and as authorized by the Companys Board of Directors or an authorized Committee thereof. This Letter Agreement may be executed in counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original but all of which shall together constitute on and the same agreement.
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|Amicus Therapeutics, Inc.
|By:||/s/ John F. Crowley|
|John F. Crowley|
|Chairman and Chief Executive Officer|
|Accepted and Agreed:
|/s/ Enrique Dilone|