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THIRD AMENDMENT TO SECOND AMENDED AND RESTATED EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT

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Title: THIRD AMENDMENT TO SECOND AMENDED AND RESTATED EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT
Date: 1/31/2011
Industry: Apparel/Accessories     Sector: Consumer Cyclical

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EXHIBIT 10.1

THIRD AMENDMENT TO SECOND AMENDED AND RESTATED EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT

 

THIRD AMENDMENT TO SECOND AMENDED AND RESTATED EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT (this “Amendment”), dated as of January 28, 2011, between PHILLIPS-VAN HEUSEN CORPORATION, a Delaware corporation (“PVH” and, together with its affiliates and subsidiaries, the “Company”), and EMANUEL CHIRICO (the “Executive”).

 

W I T N E S S E T H

WHEREAS, the Company has previously entered into that Second Amended and Restated Employment Agreement with the Executive, dated as of December 23, 2008, and amended as of January 29, 2010 and May 27, 2010 (the “Employment Agreement”); and

 

WHEREAS, the Company and the Executive have agreed to simplify the formula used to determine payouts under Sections 3(b) and 3(f) of the Employment Agreement.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, for good and valuable consideration, the receipt and adequacy of which is hereby acknowledged, the parties hereto agree as follows:

 

1.

Definitions .  Capitalized terms used herein and not otherwise defined herein shall have the meanings ascribed thereto in the Employment Agreement.

 

2.

Amendment of Sections 3(b) and 3(f)(ii) .  In order to clarify the amounts payable under Sections 3(b) and 3(f) of the Employment Agreement, Sections 3(b) and 3(f)(ii) of the Employment Agreement are hereby deleted in their entirety and the following is substituted in lieu thereof.

 

(a)

Substitution for Section 3(b) .

 

(b)

Termination without Cause by the Company or for Good Reason by the Executive Prior to a Change in Control .  The Company may also terminate the Executive’s employment with the Company at any time without Cause, and the Executive may terminate his employment with the Company at any time for Good Reason (as defined below in Section 3(f)(i)(B)).  If the Company terminates the Executive’s services without Cause or the Executive terminates his employment with the Company for Good Reason, other than during the two-year period following a Change in Control (as defined below in Section 3(f)(i)(A)), the Executive shall be entitled to receive from the Company (i) the portion of the Base Salary for periods prior to the effective date of termination accrued but unpaid (if any); (ii) all unreimbursed expenses (if any), subject to Section 2(d); (iii) an aggregate amount (the “Severance Amount”) equal to two times the sum of (A) the Base Salary plus (B) an amount equal to the bonus that would be payable if “target” level performance were achieved under the Company’s annual bonus plan (if any) in respect of the fiscal year during which the termination occurs (or the prior fiscal year if bonus levels have not yet been established for the year of termination); and (iv) the payment or provision of any Other Benefits.  The Severance Amount shall be paid in 48 substantially equal payments (each such installment shall be treated as a separate payment as defined under Treasury Regulation § 1.409A-2(b)(2)) on the same schedule that Base Salary was paid immediately prior to the Executive’s date of termination, commencing on the first such scheduled payroll date that occurs on or following the date that is 30 days after the Executive’s termination of employment, subject to the Executive’s compliance with the requirement to deliver the release contemplated pursuant to Section 4(a).  In addition, if the Company terminates the Executive’s employment with the Company without Cause or the Executive terminates his employment with the Company for Good Reason, then the Company shall also provide to the Executive, during the two-year period following the Executive’s date of termination, medical, dental, life and disability insurance coverage for the Executive and the members of his family which is not less favorable to the Executive than the group medical, dental, life and disability insurance coverage carried by the Company for the Executive and the members of his family immediately prior to such termination of employment; provided, however , that the obligations set forth in this sentence shall terminate to the extent the Executive obtains comparable medical, dental, life or disability insurance coverage from any other employer during such period, but the Executive shall not have any obligation to seek or accept employment during such period, whether or not any such employment would provide comparable medical and dental insurance coverage; and provided further, however , that the Executive shall be obligated to pay an amount equal to the active employee contribution, if any, for each such coverage.  For the avoidance of doubt, the payment of the Severance Amount shall be in lieu of any amounts payable under the Company’s severance policy (as then in effect) and the Executive hereby waives any and all rights thereunder.  If the Executive is a “specified employee” (as determined under the Company’s policy for identifying specified employees) on the date of his “separation from service” (within the meaning of Section 409A) and if any portion of the Severance Amount would be considered “deferred compensation” under Section 409A, all payments of the Severance Amount (other than payments that satisfy the short-term deferral rule, as defined in Treasury Regulation §1.409A-1(b)(4), or that are treated as separation pay under Treasury Regulation §1.409A-1(b)(9)(iii) or §1.409A-1(b)(9)(v)) shall not be paid or commence to be paid on any date prior to the first business day after the date that is six mo


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