This Employment Agreement ("Agreement") is made as of February 11, 2008 between CASUAL MALE RETAIL GROUP, INC., a Delaware corporation with an office at 555 Turnpike Street, Canton, Massachusetts, 02021 (the "Company" which term includes any affiliates and subsidiaries), and Ronald Threadgill (the "Executive") having an address at 12505 Maverick Court, Tampa, FL 33626.
WHEREAS, the Company desires that Executive serve as Vice President, Global Sourcing, and Executive desires to be so employed by the Company.
WHEREAS, Executive and the Company desire to set forth in writing the terms and conditions of the Executive’s employment with the Company from the date hereof.
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the promises and the mutual promises, representations and covenants herein contained, the parties hereto agree as follows:
The Company hereby employs Executive and Executive hereby accepts such employment, subject to the terms and conditions herein set forth. Executive shall hold the office of Vice President, Global Sourcing.
The term of employment under this Agreement shall begin on the date set forth above (the "Effective Date") and shall continue until terminated by either party as hereinafter set forth (such period of employment being referred to herein as the "Term"), subject to prior termination in accordance with the terms hereof.
(a) As compensation for the employment services to be rendered by Executive hereunder, the Company agrees to pay to Executive, and Executive agrees to accept, payable in equal bi-weekly installments in accordance with Company practice, an annual base salary of One Hundred Ninety-Five Thousand Dollars and 00/100 Cents ($195,000.00).
(b) In addition to the annual base salary, Executive is eligible to participate in the Company’s Annual Incentive Plan. Such incentive shall be determined and payable in accordance with the Company’s incentive program in effect at the time, subject to change from year to year in the Company’s sole discretion. Executive will participate in the Company’s incentive program at a rate of 35% (52.5% max) of Executive’s actual annual base earnings based upon the Executive’s individual performance component and/or the Company’s targeted EBITDA. The actual award under the incentive program, if any, may be more or less than the target and will be based on Executive’s performance and the performance of the Company and payment will be made in accordance with the terms of the incentive program then in effect.
(c) In addition, Executive is eligible to participate in the Company’s Long Term Incentive Plan ("LTIP"). Such incentive shall be determined and distributable in accordance with the terms and conditions as described in the LTIP documents in effect at the time of the award, subject to change from year to year in the Company’s sole discretion. Executive will participate in the Company’s LTIP at an incentive rate of 70%, of Executive’s combined actual annual base salary, for the incentive period, based upon the Company’s targeted performance as defined in the LTIP documents in effect at the time of the award.
The Company shall pay or reimburse Executive, in accordance with the Company’s policies and procedures and upon presentment of suitable vouchers, for all reasonable business and travel expenses, which may be incurred or paid by Executive in connection with his employment hereunder. Executive shall comply with such restrictions and shall keep such records as the Company may reasonably deem necessary to meet the requirements of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended from time to time, and regulations promulgated thereunder.
(a) Executive shall be entitled to such vacations and to participate in and receive any other benefits customarily provided by the Company to its management (including any profit sharing, pension, 401(k), short and long-term disability insurance, medical and dental insurance and group life insurance plans in accordance with the terms of such plans), all as determined from time to time by the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors in its discretion.
(b) The Company will, during the term of Executive’s employment hereunder, provide Executive with an automobile allowance in the total amount of Seven Thousand Two Hundred Dollars and 00/100 Cents ($7,200.00) annually, in equal bi-weekly payments in accordance with the Company’s normal payroll practices. Executive shall pay and be responsible for all insurance, repairs and maintenance costs associated with operating the automobile. Executive is responsible for his gasoline, unless the gasoline expense is reimbursable under the Company’s policies and procedures.
(c) Executive will be eligible to participate in the Company’s annual performance appraisal process.
(a) Executive shall perform such duties and functions consistent with his position as Vice President, Global Sourcing and/or as the Company shall from time to time determine and Executive shall comply in the performance of his duties with the policies of, and be subject to the direction of the Company.
(b) During the Term of this Agreement, Executive shall devote substantially all of his time and attention, vacation time and absences for sickness excepted, to the business of the Company, as necessary to fulfill his duties. Executive shall perform the duties assigned to him with fidelity and to the best of his ability. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, and subject to the foregoing, Executive shall not be prevented from accepting positions in outside charitable organizations so long as such activities do not interfere with Executive’s performance of his duties hereunder and do not violate Section 9 hereof.
(c) The principal location at which the Executive shall perform his duties hereunder shall be at the Company’s offices in Canton, Massachusetts or at such other location as may be temporarily designated from time to time by the Company. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Executive shall perform such services at such other locations as may be required for the proper performance of his duties hereunder, and Executive recognizes that such duties may involve travel.
(a) Executive’s employment hereunder may be terminated by the Company at any time:
(i) upon the determination that Executive’s performance of his duties has not been fully satisfactory for any reason which would not constitute justifiable cause (as hereinafter defined) or for other business reasons necessitating termination which do not constitute justifiable cause, in either case upon thirty (30) days’ prior written notice to Executive; or
(ii) upon the determination that there is justifiable cause (as hereinafter defined) for such termination.
(b) Executive’s employment shall terminate upon:
(i) the death of Executive;
(ii) the "total disability" of Executive (as hereinafter defined in Subsection (c) herein) pursuant to Subsection (h) hereof; or
(iii) Executive’s resignation of employment.
(c) For the purposes of this Agreement, the term "total disability" shall mean Executive is physically or mentally incapacitated so as to render Executive incapable of performing the essentials of Executive’s job, even with reasonable accommodation, as reasonably determined by the Company, which determination shall be final and binding.
(d) For the purposes hereof, the term "justifiable cause" shall mean: any failure or refusal to perform any of the duties pursuant to this Agreement or any breach of this Agreement by the Executive; Executive’s breach of any material written policies, rules or regulations which have been adopted by the Company; Executive’s repeated failure to perform his duties in a satisfactory manner; Executive’s performance of any act or his failure to act, as to which if
Executive were prosecuted and convicted, a crime or offense involving money or property of the Company or its subsidiaries or affiliates, or a crime or offense constituting a felony in the jurisdiction involved, would have occurred; any unauthorized disclosure by Executive to any person, firm or corporation of any confidential information or trade secret of the Company or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates; any attempt by Executive to secure any personal profit in connection with the business of the Company or any of its subsidiaries and affiliates; or the engaging by Executive in any business other than the business of the Company and its subsidiaries and affiliates which interferes with the performance of his duties hereunder. Upon termination of Executive’s employment for justifiable cause, this Agreement shall terminate immediately and Executive shall not be entitled to any amounts or benefits hereunder other than such portion of Executive’s annual base salary and reimbursement of expenses pursuant to Section 5 hereof as have been accrued through the date of his termination of employment.
(e) If the Company terminates this Agreement without "justifiable cause" as provided in Subsection 7 (a)(i) the Company shall pay Executive his then current base salary for five months after the effectiveness of such termination, payable in equal payments in accordance with the Company’s customary payroll practices. However, if Executive is employed or retained, as an employee, independent contractor, consultant or in any other capacity or if he is offered another position by the Company at a comparable salary ("New Employment") prior to or during the time he receives payment under this Subsection or Subsection 3 (b), the Company is entitled to a credit for all sums paid or earned by Executive during this period of time or which he could have earned had he accepted the comparable position by the Company. The Executive must make a good faith effort to find New Employment and mitigate the amount of money to be paid by the Company to Executive under this Subsection or Subsection 3(b). Executive also agrees to immediately notify the Company if and when he is offered another position and/or accepts another position. The Company will pay any amount due and owing in accordance with the payment schedule in 3(a), until paid in full. Any payment pursuant to this paragraph 7(e) is contingent upon Executive’s execution of a general release and separation agreement in a form acceptable to the Company and will be in lieu of payments to which Executive might have been entitled under any other severance plan of the Company.
(f) If Executive shall die during the term of his employment hereunder, this Agreement shall terminate immediately. In such event, the estate of Executive shall thereupon be entitled to receive such portion of Executive’s base annual salary and reimbursement of expenses pursuant to Section 4 as have been accrued through the date of his death.
(g) Upon Executive’s "total disability", the Company shall have the right to terminate Executive’s employment. Any termination pursuant to this Subsection (g) shall be effective on the earlier of (i) the date 30 days after which Executive shall have received written notice of the Company’s election to terminate or (ii) the date he begins to receive long-term disability insurance benefits under the policy provided by the Company pursuant to Section 5 hereof.
(h) Upon the resignation of Executive in any capacity, that resignation will be deemed to be a resignation from all offices and positions that Executive holds with respect to the Company and any of its subsidiaries and