Employment Agreement - Alexander & Baldwin Inc. and Glenn R. Rogers
October 7, 1999
Mr. Glenn R. Rogers
c/o Alexander & Baldwin, Inc.
333 Market Street
P. O. Box 7452
San Francisco, CA 94120
This letter sets forth the agreement between Alexander & Baldwin, Inc.
and all of its subsidiaries (the 'Company') and you in connection with
your resignation and possible retirement from the Company and your general
release of claims.
1. Termination of Active Services. Your active services for the Company
will terminate on December 31, 1999.
2. Continued Passive Employment. The Company will continue to employ
you through December 31, 2001, or until you obtain other employment,
whichever occurs first. It is understood that your active employment with
the Company will cease on December 31, 1999, and your employment from
January 1, 2000 through December 31, 2001 will be for all purposes a
passive employment and, therefore, you will not receive any promotions,
salary increases, accrued vacation, bonus, or employment benefits, other
than those enumerated in this letter agreement, and you will not be required
to maintain an office or report to the Company or perform any work
assignments. The time you are passively employed, however, shall be deemed
to be credited benefit service under the retirement plan.
3. Compensation. You will remain on the payroll at your current base
salary, and during the period of passive employment, you will be paid, by
direct deposit, your current monthly base salary, less appropriate
withholdings and deductions through December 31, 2001. These payments will
include all vacation pay, accrued through December 31, 1999. If you find
other employment before December 31, 2001, the Company will pay to you a
one-time severance payment equal to the remaining salary payments through
December 31, 2001. If you should die prior to December 31, 2001, the Company
will pay to your designated beneficiary an amount equal to the remaining salary
payments through December 31, 2001.
You acknowledge that the payments set forth above constitute payments in
excess of any obligation of the Company to pay you any separation or severance
payment to you and that such excess payments are made to you as an
accommodation to you as partial consideration for promises you are making
under this agreement regarding your separation from the Company. You
acknowledge that except for the payments set forth in this letter, you are
not entitled to any other severance pay under any Company separation or
severance policies and no other severance or separation pay will be paid to
4. Vacation. You will accrue vacation benefits through December 31,
1999. Thereafter, you will not accrue further vacation benefits. You shall be
deemed scheduled on vacation from January 1, 2000 until such time as all of
your vacation is exhausted. (As of October 3, 1999, you have a total of 134
days of accrued vacation.) Thereafter, you will not earn, become entitled to,
or receive any other vacation pay.
5. Car Allowance. The Company will continue to pay to you a car
allowance in the same amount as your existing car allowance through December
31, 2001 or until you find other employment.
6. PIIP. The Company will pay to you any and all amounts owed to you
under the 1999 One-Year Performance Improvement Incentive Plan (PIIP) and
the 1997-1999, 1998-2000, and 1999-2001 cycles under the Three-Year Performance
Improvement Incentive Plan (PIIP), respectively. For the 1998-2000 and
1999-2001 PIIP plan cycles, your awards under these cycles will be pro-rated
based upon your service through December 31, 1999. With these payments, you
will have no claim to any other amounts owed under these plans.
7. Non-qualified Plans.
A. A&B Excess Benefits Plan. In lieu of any benefit to which you
otherwise would be entitled under the provisions of the A&B Excess
Benefits Plan, A&B will pay, using the assumptions stated in
subparagraph (a) which follows, a single lump-sum payment to you as
soon as practicable after December 31, 2001 equal to the amount
defined in paragraph (b) which follows.
(a) Solely for the purposes of the calculations in subparagraph
(b), it shall be deemed that (i) your service with A&B continued
until December 31, 2001, at which time you would be deemed to be
retired, (ii) from January 1, 2000 through and including
December 31, 2001, your annual base compensation shall be deemed
to be $287,500, (iii) your 1999 award under the One-Year
Performance Improvement Incentive Plan shall be deemed to be the
actual for 1999, and (iv) your annualized award for 2000 and
2001 under the One-Year Performance Improvement Incentive Plan
shall be deemed to be the average of your awards for 1997, 1998
and 1999, rounded to the nearest thousand, further provided that
to the extent that your benefit under the A&B Retirement Plan
for Salaried Employees is a factor taken into consideration in
determining your benefit under the A&B Excess Benefits Plan, the
calculation of your benefit under the A&B Retirement Plan for
Salaried Employees shall be based on your actual service,
termination date and compensation and shall not be affected by
any of the assumptions contained in this agreement.
(b) The amount determined under this subparagraph0000 shall be
the amount that would be payable by the A&B Excess Benefits
Plan to you on December 31, 2001 using the assumptions in
paragraph (a) and based on the terms of such plan as in
effect on the date this agreement is executed, such terms to
include the after-tax discount rate, which is 2.50% and all
other actuarial factors specified in the plan.
B. A&B Executive Survivor/Retirement Plan. The amount to which you are
entitled under the Executive Survivor/Retirement Benefit Plan shall
be based on the terms of such plan as in effect on the date of this
agreement is executed.
8. Vesting in PIIP Stock Program. With regard to awards granted, if
any, under the Performance Improvement Incentive Plans, upon retirement, you
will be fully vested.
9. Stock Options. Effective as of January 1, 2000, The Nonqualified
Stock Option Agreement dated January 27, 1999, between you and the Company
pursuant to the Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. 1998 Stock Option/Stock Incentive
Plan and all Stock Option Agreements between you and the Company pursuant to
the Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. 1989 Stock Option/Stock Incentive Plan
(collectively the 'Stock Agreements') shall be amended to provide for the
immediate exercisability of all options for the Optioned Shares (as that term
is defined in the Stock Agreements), and if you find other employment after
January 1, 2000, you shall have the right to exercise all outstanding options
for a period of up to the earlier of either (a) one (1) year after you start
such other employment, or (b) December 31, 2001, provided that no option
exercise shall be extended to a date beyond the expiration of the option term.
If you do not obtain other employment and retire at the end of your passive
employment (January 1, 2002), the terms of the Stock Agreements shall determine
your exercisability of the options. You will not be entitled to receive any
stock options for 2000 and thereafter.
10. Severance Agreement. The Severance Agreement/Change of Control
Agreement dated April 18, 1995, as it may have been amended and restated, is
terminated as of December 31, 1999.
11. Benefits. Until the earlier of either December 31, 2001 or that date
upon which you obtain coverage through another source, you will participate
under all insured and self-insured benefit plans in which you are currently
participating to the extent coverage or benefits are provided by these plans,
including personal excess liability insurance coverage (umbrella insurance
coverage) provided by the Company through a group policy, with one exception.
Because you will be on paid leave, you will not be covered by the sick leave
policy. If you remain in passive employment until December 31, 2001, effective
January 1, 2002, you will be eligible for post-retirement benefits in
accordance with the terms of the Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. Retiree Health and
Welfare Benefit Plan.
12. 401(k). Your investment in the Company's 401(k) Plan, less the
balance of any outstanding loans, may, at your option, be left in the Plan or
distributed to you in a form available under the terms of the Plan. You should
consult with your tax advisor to discuss the tax consequences of the option
13. Confidentiality. You acknowledge that by reason of your position as
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, you have had
access to information of a confidential or sensitive nature. You represent
that you have held all such information confidential and will continue to do
so, except as required by subpoena or court process, provided that you give the
Company sufficient notice to contest a subpoena or court process.
It is understood that, with the exception of the announcement of your
separation from employment or as required by any laws, rules or regulations,
the parties hereto will keep the terms of this agreement confidential. Without
limiting the generality of the foregoing, you specifically agree that you will
not disclose information regarding this agreement to any person other than your
legal counsel or financial advisor. You acknowledge that this agreement of
confidentiality is a material reason for the Company to enter into this
14. Return of Company Materials and Property. You understand and agree
that you will turn over to such person as identified by John F. Gasher, all
Company files, memoranda, records and other documents, physical or personal
property and keys which you have in your possession by December 31, 1999.
15. Complete Release. As a material inducement to the Company to enter
into this agreement, you hereby irrevocably and unconditionally release, acquit
and discharge the Company and each of the Company's stockholders, predecessors,
successors, assigns, agents, directors, officers, employees, representatives,
attorneys, parent companies, divisions, subsidiaries, affiliates (and agents,
directors, officers, employees, representatives and attorneys of such parent
companies, divisions, subsidiaries, affiliates) (collectively 'Releasees'), or
any of them, from any and all charges, complaints, claims, liabilities,
obligations, promises, agreements, controversies, damages, actions, causes of
action, suits, rights, demands, costs, losses, debts and expenses (including
attorneys' fees and costs actually incurred) of any nature whatsoever, known or
unknown, suspected or unsuspected, fixed or contingent ('Claim' or 'Claims')
which you now have, own, hold, or claim to have, claim to own, or claim to
hold, or which you at any time heretofore had, owned, held or claimed to have,
claimed to own, or claimed to hold, or which you at any time hereafter may
have, own, hold or claim to have, claim to own, or claim to hold, against each
or any of the Releasees, including, but not limited to, any arising out of your
employment with and/or separation from the Company, out of an alleged violation
of an alleged employment agreement, express or implied, any covenants of good
faith and fair dealing, express or implied, or any tort, or any legal
restrictions on the Company's right to terminate employees, or any federal,
state or other governmental statute, regulation or ordinance, including,
without limitation: (1) Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (race,
color, religion, sex and national origin discrimination); (2) 42 U.S.C.
S1981 (discrimination); (3) 42 U.S.C. SS621-634 (age discrimination);
(4) 29 U.S.C. S206(d)(1) (equal pay); (5) the Americans with Disabilities
Act, 42 U.S.C. S12101, et seq.; and (6) the California Fair Employment and
Housing Act, California Government Code Sections 12900, et seq. (race, color,
religion, sex, national origin, disability).
16. Age Release. You will not institute, cause, authorize or participate
in any legal action, lawsuit or complaint against the Company on your own
behalf or on behalf of others, and no such action will be taken by your spouse,
children, heirs or personal representatives, arising directly or indirectly out
of your employment with the Company or the actions of its employees, officers,
directors, and all other persons, firms and corporations, and their respective
heirs, successors, successor corporations, and assigns. All such persons and
entitles are released from any and all liabilities for any and all Claims,
actions, and damages, whether or not now known or existing, arising out of your
employment and your retirement from your employment by the Company. This
release includes, but is not limited to, Claims under all State and Federal
laws, and Company policies and documents other than this agreement. Claims
under the Federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act, 29 U.S.C. Sec. 621 et
sq., as amended, are expressly waived.
a. Nothing herein waives any claims or rights which may arise after the
date of execution hereof. The consideration for this release and
waiver is agreed to be in addition to anything of value to which you
are already entitled.
b. You have twenty-one (21) days within which to review and consider
this letter. You may sign this agreement prior to the expiration of
the twenty-one (21) day period and, if you do so, you should only do
so if the Company has not induced you to waive this period by fraud,
misrepresentation, threat to withdraw or alter the offer prior to the
expiration of the twenty-one (21) day period or by providing
different terms to employees who sign this release prior to the
expiration of the twenty-one (21) day period.
c. For seven (7) days following the execution of the agreement you have
the right to revoke this agreement, and this agreement shall not be
effective until that period has expired.
d. You have been advised prior to executing the agreement to consult an
attorney of your choice and otherwise fully consider the agreement,
and acknowledge that you have had ample time to do so.
17. Release. It is expressly agreed that your acceptance of the terms of
this letter agreement shall constitute your acknowledgment of the Company's
full satisfaction of all of your claims, known or unknown, against the Company
and your express release of the Company with respect to such Claims, whether
arising out of the terms of your employment or otherwise, BY SIGNING THIS
LETTER OF AGREEMENT, YOU ARE EXPRESSLY WAIVING ANY AND ALL RIGHTS YOU MAY HAVE
UNDER CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 1542 WHICH STATES AS FOLLOWS:
'A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR
DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS FAVOR AT THE TIME OF
EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM MUST HAVE MATERIALLY
AFFECTED HIS SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.'
Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 1542 of the Civil Code, and for
the purpose of effectuating this agreement, you understand and agree that you
are releasing the Company and its officers, agents, employees, insurers, and
any other entity or person operating on its behalf of all actions, causes of
action, Claims, or obligations whether known or unknown, and that you cannot
hereinafter institute or maintain any action, suit or Claim against the
Company for anything arising out of your employment, the termination of your
employment, or arising out of any incident, matter or conduct in any way
pertaining to the Company occurring at any time up to and including the date
of the signing of this agreement.
18. No Admission. In connection with all matters relating to this letter
agreement, neither party admits that it has acted in any way unlawfully as to
the other party. The releases are given for the purpose of making a full,
final and amicable resolution of each party's obligations to the other.
19. Arbitration. Any dispute regarding any aspect of this agreement or
any act which allegedly has or would violate any provision of this agreement
('arbitrable dispute') will be submitted to arbitration in Hawaii, before an
experienced employment arbitrator licensed to practice law in Hawaii and
selected in accordance with the rules of the American Arbitration Association
as the exclusive remedy for such claim or dispute. Should any party to this
agreement hereafter institute any legal action or administrative proceeding
against the other with respect to any Claim waived by this agreement or to
pursue any arbitrable dispute by any method other than said arbitration, the
responding party shall be entitled to recover from the initiating party all
damages, costs, expenses, and attorneys' fees incurred as a result of such
20. Severability, Integration and Modification. Should any of the
provisions herein be determined to be invalid, it is agreed that this shall not
affect the enforceability of other provisions herein. This agreement is fully
integrated, represents the entire understanding of the parties, and there are
no other agreements, representations, promises or negotiations which have not
been expressly embodied herein. The parties agree that this agreement may not
be amended or modified except by a signed written document.
21. Attorneys Fees. Should either party institute any action or
proceeding to enforce any provision hereof or for damages by reason of any
alleged breach of any provision of this agreement, or for a declaration of such
party's rights or obligations hereunder or to set aside any provision hereof,
or for any other judicial remedy, the non-breaching party shall be entitled to
be reimbursed for all costs and expenses incurred thereby, including, but not
limited to, such amount as the court may adjudge to be reasonable attorneys'
fees for the services rendered in such action or proceeding.
22. Successors. This agreement shall be binding upon the Company, its
successors and/or assigns, and upon you and upon your respective heirs,
administrators, representatives, executors, successors and assigns, and shall
inure to the benefit of each and all of the Releasees, and to their heirs,
representatives, executors, administrator, successors and assigns.
23. Non-admissions Clause. It is understood and agreed by the parties
hereto that this agreement represents a compromise and settlement between the
parties hereto, and that nothing contained herein shall be construed as an
admission of liability by or on behalf of either party, by whom liability is
expressly denied. The covenants and releases and payments under this Agreement
should, therefore, not be construed as an admission of any negligence, strict
liability, willful conduct, breach of warranty, breach of contract, liability
or fault of any kind whatsoever by the Company or you.
24. Violation of Agreement. In the event you willfully violate any
provision of this agreement which causes the Company to suffer harm, the
Company will have the right to terminate the agreement without any obligation
to make further payment to you.
25. Entire Agreement. This agreement contains the entire understanding
between you and the Company and fully supersedes any and all prior agreements
or understandings pertaining to the subject matter of this Release. Each of
the parties hereto acknowledges that no party or agent of any party has made
any promise, representation or warranty whatsoever, either express or implied,
not contained in this agreement concerning the subject matter hereof to induce
any other party to execute this agreement and each of the parties hereto
acknowledges that it has not executed this agreement in reliance of any such
promises, representations or warranties not specifically contained in this
26. Execution Required. This agreement shall not be effective unless and
until you execute and return one of the two originals hereof executed by the
Company. We may revoke the offers contained in this letter agreement and any
or all of the terms hereof by a writing delivered to you any time prior to the
time you execute and deliver this agreement.
27. Governing Law. This agreement shall be deemed to have been entered
into in the State of Hawaii and shall be construed and interpreted in
accordance with the laws of the State of Hawaii.
28. Acknowledgment. You acknowledge that you have read the terms of this
agreement, that you fully understand its terms and language, that you fully
understand the provisions, that you have been granted adequate time to review
and consider this agreement with the aid of your personal attorney if you so
desire, and that you have signed this agreement as your own free and knowing
act. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT THIS AGREEMENT CONTAINS A BROAD GENERAL
If the above agreement is satisfactory to you, please sign and return the
original of this letter to me. The time limit for acceptance of this agreement
is twenty-one (21) days from the date of this letter or, in other words, by
October 28, 1999. A duplicate original of this letter is enclosed for your
ALEXANDER & BALDWIN, INC.
/s/ W. Allen Doane
W. Allen Doane
President & Chief Executive Officer
I HAVE READ AND I UNDERSTAND THE TERMS OF THIS LETTER AGREEMENT. I HAVE HAD
THE OPPORTUNITY TO CONSULT WITH LEGAL COUNSEL. I AGREE AND ACCEPT THE TERMS
OF THIS AGREEMENT AND UNDERSTAND THAT I AM WAIVING IMPORTANT RIGHTS. I HAVE
SIGNED THIS AGREEMENT OF MY OWN FREE WILL.
/s/ Glenn R. Rogers
Glenn R. Rogers
Date: October 15, 1999