RESTATED CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION OF OCCIDENTAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION Occidental Petroleum Corporation (the 'Corporation'), a corporation organized and existing under and by virtue of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware (the DGCL'), does hereby certify: 1. The name of the Corporation is Occidental Petroleum Corporation, which is the name under which the Corporation was originally incorporated. 2. The original Certificate of Incorporation was filed in the Office of the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware on April 9, 1986. A Restated Certificate of Incorporation was filed in the Office of the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware on May 20, 1986. 3. This Restated Certificate of Incorporation was duly adopted by the Board of Directors of the Corporation without a vote of the stockholders in accordance with Section 245 of the DGCL. 4. This Restated Certificate of Incorporation only restates and integrates and does not further amend the provisions of the Corporation's Certificate of Incorporation, as heretofore amended and supplemented, and there is no discrepancy between the provisions of the Certificate of Incorporation, as heretofore amended and supplemented, and the provisions of this Restated Certificate of Incorporation. 5. The text of the Certificate of Incorporation of the Corporation is restated to read in its entirety as follows: ARTICLE I The name of the Corporation is OCCIDENTAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION. ARTICLE II The address of the registered office of the Corporation in the State of Delaware is The Prentice-Hall Corporation System, Inc., 1013 Centre Road, Wilmington, Delaware 19805, in the City of Wilmington, County of New Castle. The name of the registered agent at that address is The Prentice-Hall Corporation System, Inc. ARTICLE III The purpose of the Corporation is to engage in any lawful act or activity for which a corporation may be organized under the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware as set forth in Title 8 of the Delaware Code. 1 ARTICLE IV The Corporation is authorized to issue two classes of capital stock, designated Common Stock and Preferred Stock. The amount of total authorized capital stock of the Corporation is 550,000,000 shares, divided into 500,000,000 shares of Common Stock, par value $.20 per share, and 50,000,000 shares of Preferred Stock, par value $1.00 per share. The Preferred Stock may be issued in one or more series. The Board of Directors is hereby authorized to issue the shares of Preferred Stock in such series and to fix from time to time before issuance the number of shares to be included in any series and the designation, relative powers, preferences and rights and qualifications, limitations or restrictions of all shares of such series. The authority of the Board of Directors with respect to each series shall include, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the determination of any or all of the following: (a) the number of shares of any series and the designation to distinguish the shares of such series from the shares of all other series; (b) the voting powers, if any, and whether such voting powers are full or limited, in any such series; (c) the redemption provisions, if any, applicable to such series, including the redemption price or prices to be paid; (d) whether dividends, if any, shall be cumulative or noncumulative, the dividend rate, or method of determining the dividend rate, of such series, and the dates and preferences of dividends on such series; (e) the rights of such series upon the voluntary or involuntary dissolution of, or upon any distribution of the assets of, the Corporation; (f) the provisions, if any, pursuant to which the shares of such series are convertible into, or exchangeable for, shares of any other class or classes or of any other series of the same or any other class or classes of stock, or any other security, of the Corporation or any other corporation, and the price or prices or the rates of exchange applicable thereto; (g) the right, if any, to subscribe for or to purchase any securities of the Corporation or any other corporation; (h) the provisions, if any, of a sinking fund applicable to such series; and (i) any other relative, participating, optional or other special powers, preferences, rights, qualifications, limitations or restrictions thereof; all as shall be determined from time to time by the Board of Directors and shall be stated in a resolution or resolutions providing for the issuance of such Preferred Stock (a 'Preferred Stock Designation'). 2 The number of authorized shares of Preferred Stock may be increased or decreased (but not below the number of shares then outstanding) by the affirmative vote of the holders of a majority of the stock of the Corporation entitled to vote, with all such holders voting as a single class. Each holder of Common Stock of the Corporation entitled to vote shall have one vote for each share thereof held. Except as may be provided by the Board of Directors in a Preferred Stock Designation or by law, the Common Stock shall have the exclusive right to vote for the election of directors and for all other purposes, and holders of Preferred Stock shall not be entitled to receive notice of any meeting of stockholders at which they are not entitled to vote or consent. The Corporation shall be entitled to treat the person in whose name any share of its stock is registered as the owner thereof, for all purposes, and shall not be bound to recognize any equitable or other claim to, or interest in, such share on the part of any other person, whether or not the Corporation shall have notice thereof, except as expressly provided by applicable law. ARTICLE V A. Subject to any rights granted in a Preferred Stock Designation to any series of Preferred Stock, any action required or permitted to be taken by the stockholders of the Corporation must be effected at an annual or special meeting of stockholders of the Corporation and may not be effected by any consent in writing of such stockholders. B. No vote at any meeting of stockholders need be by written ballot unless the Board of Directors, in its discretion, or the officer of the Corporation presiding at the meeting, in his discretion, specifically directs the use of a written ballot. C. Special meetings of the stockholders of the Corporation for any purpose or purposes may be called at any time by the Board of Directors or the Chairman of the Board of Directors. Special meetings of stockholders of the Corporation may not be called by any other person or persons. ARTICLE VI A. The business and affairs of the Corporation shall be managed by or under the direction of a Board of Directors. The number of directors which shall constitute the whole Board of Directors shall be fixed by, or in such manner as may be provided in, the By-laws of the Corporation. All directors shall be of one class and serve for a term ending at the annual meeting following the annual meeting at which the director was elected. In no case will a decrease in the number of directors shorten the term of any incumbent director. Each director shall hold office after the annual meeting at which his term is scheduled to end until his successor shall be elected and shall qualify, subject, however, to prior death, resignation, disqualification or removal from office. Any newly created directorship resulting from an increase in the number of directors or any other vacancy on the Board of Directors may be filled 3 by a majority of the Board of Directors then in office, even if less than a quorum, or by a sole remaining director. Notwithstanding the foregoing, whenever the holders of any one or more classes or series of preferred stock issued by the Corporation shall have the right, voting separately by class or series, to elect directors at an annual or special meeting of stockholders, the election, term of office, filling of vacancies and other features of such directorships shall be governed by the terms of the Certificate of Incorporation applicable thereto, and such directors so elected shall be in addition to the number of directors provided for in the By-laws of the Corporation. B. The directors shall have the power to adopt, amend or repeal the By-laws of the Corporation. C. No director shall be personally liable to the Corporation or its stockholders for monetary damages for any breach of fiduciary duty by such director as a director. Notwithstanding the foregoing sentence, a director shall be liable to the extent provided by applicable law (i) for breach of the director's duty of loyalty to the Corporation or its stockholders, (ii) for acts or omissions not in good faith or which involve intentional misconduct or a knowing violation of law, (iii) pursuant to Section 174 of the Delaware General Corporation Law, or (iv) for any transaction from which the director derived an improper personal benefit. No amendment to or repeal of this Section C of Article VI shall apply to or have any effect on the liability or alleged liability of any director of the Corporation for or with respect to any acts or omissions of such director occurring prior to such amendment or repeal. ARTICLE VII Meetings of stockholders may be held within or without the State of Delaware, as the By-laws of the Corporation may provide. The books of the Corporation may be kept (subject to any provision contained in applicable law) outside the State of Delaware at such place as may be designated from time to time by the Board of Directors or the By-laws of the Corporation. ARTICLE VIII The Corporation reserves the right to amend, alter, change or repeal any provision contained in the Certificate of Incorporation, in the manner now or hereafter prescribed by statute, and all rights conferred upon stockholders herein are granted subject to this reservation. 4 IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Corporation has caused this Restated Certificate of Incorporation to be signed by Donald P. de Brier, its Executive Vice President and Secretary, and attested by Elizabeth H. Bellamy, one of its Assistant Secretaries, this 12th day of November, 1999. By: /s/ DONALD P. DE BRIER ------------------------------------- Name: Donald P. de Brier Title: Executive Vice President and Secretary ATTEST: By: /s/ ELIZABETH H. BELLAMY ------------------------------------ Name: Elizabeth H. Bellamy Title: Assistant Secretary 5 TYPE: EX-10.7 SEQUENCE: 3 DESCRIPTION: EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS AGREEMENT This Employment Agreement is made as of the 3rd day of April, 1998 by and between Occidental Petroleum Corporation, a Delaware corporation (hereinafter referred to as 'Employer'), and Donald P. de Brier (hereinafter referred to as 'Employee'). WITNESSETH ---------- WHEREAS, Employee has been rendering services to Employer pursuant to a written agreement which will expire on May 31, 1998, and WHEREAS, the parties now desire to provide for a continuation of Employee's employment by Employer beyond that date, and to specify the rights and obligations of the parties during such continued employment; NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants and agreements herein, Employer and Employee hereby agree to continue such employment upon the following terms and conditions: 1. Duties. Employee shall continue to perform the duties of Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, or shall serve in such other capacity and with such other duties for Employer or any of the subsidiaries of Employer or any corporation affiliated with Employer (any such subsidiary or affiliated corporation hereafter to be deemed Employer under this Agreement) as Employer may direct. In performing such duties, Employee will comply with Employer's Code of Business Conduct and Corporate Policies, as the same may be amended from time to time. 2. Term of Employment. The term of employment hereunder shall be for a period of five (5) years, commencing on June 1, 1998, and ending midnight May 31, 2003, unless terminated prior thereto in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement, or unless extended by mutual agreement in accordance with Paragraph 9 hereof. 3. Compensation. For the services to be performed hereunder, Employee shall be compensated by Employer at the rate of not less than five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000) per annum, payable semi-monthly. The minimum salary hereunder shall be automatically adjusted to the level of any increase in annual compensation as the Employer may determine during the term of this Agreement. 4. Participation in Benefit Programs. Employee shall be eligible to participate in all benefit programs and under the same terms and conditions as are generally applicable to salaried employees and senior executives of Employer during the term of this Agreement. These benefits include life insurance in the event of death equivalent to three (3) times base pay while employed. Employee will be entitled to one country club membership paid for by Employer provided that the Chief Executive Officer of Employer has prior approval on the selection of the specific club. Employee shall also be eligible to participate in (i) Employer's Incentive Compensation Plan and (ii) Employer's 1995 Incentive Stock Plan, as long as Employer continues such plans during the term of this Agreement, and to receive awards or grants under such Plans at Employer's sole discretion. 5. Exclusivity of Services. Employee shall not render paid or unpaid services on a self-employed basis or to any other employer. 6. Vacation. Employee shall be entitled to a total of five (5) weeks vacation in each contract year. Employee agrees to follow Employer's relevant policies and procedures for scheduling and taking such vacations. 7. Termination. a. Cause. Notwithstanding the term of this Agreement, Employer may discharge Employee and terminate this Agreement without severance or other pay for cause, including without limitation, (i) failure to satisfactorily perform his duties or responsibilities hereunder or negligence in complying with Employer's legal obligations, (ii) refusal to carry out any lawful order of Employer, (iii) breach of any legal duty to Employer, (iv) breach of Paragraph 5 of the Agreement, or (v) conduct constituting moral turpitude or conviction of a crime which may diminish Employee's ability to effectively act on the Employer's behalf or with or on behalf of others, or (vi) death. In the case of events (i) through (v) above, Employer shall give Employee notice of such cause and Employee shall have thirty (30) days to cure such breach. b. Incapacity. If, during the term of this Agreement, Employee is incapacitated from performing the essential functions of his job pursuant to this Agreement by reason of illness, injury, or disability, Employer may terminate this Agreement by at least one week's written notice to Employee, but only in the event that such conditions shall aggregate not less than one-hundred eighty (180) days during any twelve (12) month period. In the event Employee shall (i) continue to be incapacitated subsequent to termination for incapacity pursuant to this Paragraph 7(b), and (ii) be a participant in and shall qualify for benefits under Employer's Long Term Disability Plan ('LTD'), then Employer will continue to compensate Employee, for so long as Employee remains eligible to receive LTD benefits, in an amount equal to the 2 difference between sixty percent (60%) of Employer's annual compensation as set forth in Paragraph 3 hereof and the maximum annual benefit under the LTD, payable monthly on a pro rated basis. c. Without Cause. Employer may at any time terminate the employment of Employee without cause or designate a termination for cause as a termination without cause, and in such event Employer shall, in lieu of continued employment, compensate Employee at the rate and in the manner provided in Paragraph 3 hereof for a period after termination equivalent to (i) twenty-four (24) months, or (ii) until the expiration of this Agreement, whichever of (i) or (ii) is shorter in time (the 'Compensation Period'). In the event Employee dies during the 'Compensation Period' any remaining payment due will be made to the deceased's estate. During the Compensation Period, Employee shall continue to be eligible to (i) participate in all employee benefit plans of Employer, in which he is participating at the time of the notice and so long as such plans are available to salaried employees and senior executives, and (ii) exercise all stock options previously granted to Employee under Employer's 1987 Stock Option Plan and 1995 Incentive Stock Plan, which options are or become exercisable under the provisions of such Plans, and (iii) continue to vest in any restricted stock or performance stock awards previously granted to Employee under Employer's 1977 Executive Long-Term Incentive Stock Purchase Plan and 1995 Incentive Stock Plan. During the Compensation Period, Employee shall not accept employment with, or act as a consultant for, or perform services for any person, firm or corporation directly or indirectly engaged in any business competitive with Employer without the prior written consent of Employer. 8. Confidential Information. Employee agrees that he will not divulge to any person, nor use to the detriment of Employer or any of its affiliates or subsidiaries, nor use in any business or process of manufacture competitive with or similar to any business or process of manufacture of Employer or any of its affiliates or subsidiaries, at any time during employment by Employer or thereafter, any trade secrets or confidential information obtained during the course of his employment with Employer, without first obtaining the written permission of Employer. Employee agrees that, at the time of leaving the employ of Employer, he will deliver to Employer, and not keep or deliver to anyone else, any and all credit cards, notes, notebooks, memoranda, documents and, in general, any and all material relating to Employer's business, including copies therefor, whether in paper or electronic format. 3 9. Modification. This Agreement contains all the terms and conditions agreed upon by the parties hereto, and no other agreements, oral or otherwise, regarding the subject matter of this Agreement shall be deemed to exist or bind either of the parties hereto. This Agreement cannot be modified except by a subsequent writing signed by both parties. 10. Prior Agreement. This Agreement supersedes and replaces any and all previous agreements between the parties. 11. Severability. If any provision of this Agreement is illegal and unenforceable in whole or in part, the remainder of this Agreement shall remain enforceable to the extent permitted by law. 12. Governing Law. This Agreement shall be construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of California. In the event that any ambiguity or questions of intent or interpretation arise, no presumption or binder of proof shall arise favoring or disfavoring the Employer by virtue of authorship of this Agreement and the terms and provisions of this Agreement shall be given their meaning under law. 13. Assignment. This Agreement shall be binding upon Employee, his heirs, executors and assigns and upon Employer, its successors and assigns. 14. Arbitration. In consideration for entering into this Agreement and for the position, compensation, benefits and other promises provided hereunder, the Employee and Employer agree to be bound by the arbitration provisions attached hereto as Attachment 1 and incorporated herein by this reference. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have executed this Agreement the day and year first above written. OCCIDENTAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION By: /s/ RAY R. IRANI ---------------------------------- By: /s/ DONALD P. DE BRIER ---------------------------------- Donald P. de Brier 4 ATTACHMENT 1 ARBITRATION PROVISIONS ('Provisions') Incorporated by Reference into and Made a Part of the Agreement, dated April 3, 1998 (the 'Agreement'), between Occidental Petroleum Corporation (the 'Employer') and Donald P. de Brier (the 'Employee') In recognition of the fact that differences may arise between the Employer and the Employee arising out of or relating to certain aspects of the Employee's employment with the Employer or the termination of that employment, and in recognition of the fact that resolution of any differences in the courts is rarely timely or cost-effective for either party, the Employer and Employee have agreed to the incorporation of the Provisions into the Agreement in order to establish and gain the benefits of a speedy, impartial and cost-effective dispute resolution procedure. By so doing, the Employer and the Employee mutually agree to arbitrate Claims (as defined below) and each knowingly and voluntarily waive their rights before a jury. Each party's promise to resolve Claims (as defined below) by arbitration in accordance with these Provisions is consideration for the other party's like promise, in addition to any other consideration. 1. Claims 1.1 Except as provided in paragraph 1.2 below, 'Claims' (collectively called 'Claim' or 'Claims' in these Provisions) means all claims or controversies between the Employer and Employee or between the Employee and others arising out of, or relating to or concerning the Employee's employment with the Employer or termination thereof for which a state or federal court otherwise would be authorized to grant relief, including, but not limited to, claims based on any purported breach of contract, tort, state or federal statute or ordinance, common law, constitution or public policy, claims for wages or other compensation, or of discrimination, or violation of public policy of any type. Claims expressly include the Employee's Claims against the Employer, and any subsidiary and related or affiliated entity, successor or assign, and any of their officers, directors, employees, managers, representatives, attorneys or agents, and Claims against others arising out of, relating to or concerning the Employee's employment with the Employer or termination thereof. 1.2 These Provisions do not apply to or cover: claims for workers' compensation benefits, claims for unemployment compensation benefits, or claims for which the National Labor Relations Board has exclusive jurisdiction; claims by the Employer for injunctive and/or other equitable relief for intellectual property, unfair competition and/or the use and/or unauthorized disclosure of trade secrets or confidential information; and claims based upon an employee pension or benefit plan the terms of which contain an arbitration or other non-judicial resolution procedure, in which case the provisions of such plan shall apply. Employee shall further retain the right to seek injunctive and/or other equitable relief expressly made available by a statute which forms the basis of a Claim which is subject to arbitration under these Provisions. Where one or more of the included Claims in a dispute are covered under these Provisions and one or more of the included Claims in the dispute are not covered under these Provisions, such covered and non-covered claims shall be separated and shall be heard separately in the appropriate forum for each claim. 2. Agreement to Arbitrate All Claims 2.1 Except for claims excluded from these Provisions by paragraph 1.2 above and as otherwise provided in paragraph 1.2 and 4.1, the Employer and the Employee hereby agree to the resolution by exclusive, final and binding arbitration of all Claims. 2.2 The parties further agree that any issue or dispute concerning the formation, applicability, interpretation, or enforceability of these Provisions, including any claim or contention that all or any part of these Provisions is void or voidable, shall be subject to arbitration as provided herein. The arbitrator, and not any federal, state or local court or agency, shall have authority to decide any such issue or dispute. 3. Governing Law 3.1 Except as modified by these Provisions, the arbitration shall be conducted pursuant to the rules set forth in the California Arbitration Act, California Civil Code or Procedure Section 1281, et. seq. 3.2 The Arbitrator shall apply the substantive law (and the law of remedies, if applicable) of the State of California, or federal law, or both, as applicable to the Claims asserted. 4. Binding Effect 4.1 The arbitration Award (see Section 10, herein) shall be final and binding on the parties except that both parties shall have the right to appeal to the appropriate court any errors of law in the decision rendered by the Arbitrator. 4.2 The Award may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction and shall serve as a bar to any court action for any Claim or allegation which was, or could have been, raised in Arbitration. 4.3 For Claims covered by these Provisions, Arbitration is the exclusive remedy, except as provided by paragraph 1.2. The parties shall be precluded from bringing or raising in court or before any other forum any dispute which could have been brought or raised pursuant to Arbitration. 4.4 Nothing in these Provisions shall prevent a party from pursuing any legal right to bring an action to vacate or enforce an Award or to compel arbitration pursuant to applicable California law. 2 5. Initiating Arbitration To initiate the arbitration process, the aggrieved party must provide the other party or parties with: a written request to arbitrate any covered Claims which states the Claim or Claims for which arbitration is sought. The written request to arbitrate must be received within the limitations periods applicable under the law to such Claims. 6. Selection of the Arbitrator 6.1 All Claims shall be decided by a single neutral decision-maker, called the 'Arbitrator.' 6.2 To be qualified to serve, the Arbitrator must be an attorney in good standing with at least seven years experience in employment law or a retired judge and be available to hear the matter within sixty (60) days of selection and on consecutive days. 6.3 Within fifteen calendar days after receipt of the written request to arbitrate, the parties will attempt to agree on the selection of a qualified Arbitrator pursuant to paragraph 6.2 above. If the parties fail to agree on the selection of an Arbitrator within that fifteen calendar day period, the Employer will designate an alternate dispute resolution service (by way of example, American Arbitration Association, National Arbitration Forum, Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services/Endispute) which has the capacity of providing the parties with a list of potential qualified arbitrators. The parties shall request that designated alternate dispute resolution service to provide them with a list of nine persons who meet the requirements of paragraph 6.2 above. Each party shall rate the nine names by giving the most preferred arbitrator the number nine and using descending successive numbers to rate the remaining choices in descending order of that party's preference and returning the list to the alternate dispute resolution service for calculation. The arbitrator candidate with the highest combined rating will be the Arbitrator. The functions of the alternate dispute resolution service shall be strictly limited to providing the list of arbitrator candidates and tallying the respective parties' ratings of the candidates in accordance with this Section 6 and no rules of that service shall otherwise apply. 7. Arbitration Procedures: 7.1 All parties may be represented by counsel throughout the arbitration process, including without limitation, at the arbitration hearing. 7.2 The Arbitrator shall afford each party a full and fair opportunity to present relevant and material proof, to call and cross-examine witnesses, and to present its argument. 7.3 The Arbitrator shall not be bound by any formal rules of evidence with the exception of applicable law regarding the attorney-client privilege and work product 3 doctrine, and any applicable state or federal law regarding confidentiality of documents and other information (including, without limitation, pursuant to rights of privacy). 7.4 The Arbitrator shall decide the relevance of any evidence offered, and the Arbitrator's decision on any question of evidence or argument shall be final and binding. 7.5 The Arbitrator may receive and consider the evidence of witnesses by affidavit and shall give it such weight as the Arbitrator deems appropriate after consideration of any objection made to its admission. 7.6 Either party, at its expense, may arrange and pay for the cost of a court reporter to provide a stenographic record of the proceedings. The other party may obtain a copy of the recording by paying the reporter's normal fee for such copy. If both parties agree to utilize the services of a court reporter, the parties shall share the expense equally and shall be billed and responsible for payment individually. 7.7 Either party shall have the right to file an pre- or post-hearing brief. The time for filing such briefs shall be set by the Arbitrator. 7.8 The Arbitrator has authority to entertain a written or oral motion to dismiss and motion for summary judgment, dispositive of all or part of any Claim, to which the Arbitrator shall apply the standards governing such motions under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. 8. Discovery 8.1 Discovery shall be governed by this paragraph 8, notwithstanding Code of Civil Procedure Section 1283.05 to the contrary. 8.2 Discovery shall be conducted in the most expeditious and cost- effective manner possible, and shall be limited to that which is relevant and for which the party seeking it has substantial, demonstrable need. 8.3 All parties shall be entitled to receive, reasonably prior to the hearing, copies of relevant documents which are requested in writing, clearly described and governed by paragraph 8.2 above, and sought with reasonable advance notice given the nature of the requests. Upon request, Employee shall also be entitled to a true copy of his or her personnel file kept in the ordinary course of business and pursuant to the Employer policy. Any other requests for documents shall be made by subpoena as provided for in Section 9 herein. 8.4 Except as mutually agreed by the parties, all parties shall be entitled to submit no more than twenty interrogatories (including subparts) and twenty requests for admission (including subparts), on each of the other parties, which are requested in 4 writing, clearly described and governed by paragraph 8.2 above, and sought with reasonable advance notice given the nature of the requests. 8.5 Upon reasonable request and scheduling, each party shall be entitled to take three depositions in total of relevant parties, representative of the opposing party, or third parties, of up to two days duration each. 8.6 Physical and/or mental examinations may be conducted in accordance with the standards established by the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. 8.7 At a mutually agreeable date, the parties will exchange lists of experts who will testify at the arbitration. Each party may depose the other party's experts and obtain documents they reviewed and relied upon and these depositions will not be charged against the party's limit of three depositions. 8.8 Any disputes relative to discovery or requests for discovery other than specifically provided for herein, shall be presented to the Arbitrator who shall make final and binding decisions in accordance with paragraphs 8.1 and 8.2 herein. 9. Subpoenas 9.1 Subject to formal request and a determination of both need and relevance by the Arbitrator in accordance with paragraphs 8.1 and 8.2 above, each party may issue a subpoena for production of documents or persons (other than those provided for in Sections 8.3, 8.5 and 8.7) relevant to the procedure. The Arbitrator's decision regarding relevance and the need for subpoenas shall be final and binding. 9.2 The Arbitrator is empowered to subpoena witnesses or documents to the extent permitted in a judicial proceeding, upon his or her own initiative or at the request of a party. 9.3 The party requesting the production of any witness or proof shall bear the costs of such production. 10. The Award 10.1 The Arbitrator shall render his or her decision and award (collectively the 'Award') based solely on the evidence and authorities presented, the applicable policies of the Employer, any applicable written employment agreement, the applicable law argued by the parties, and these Provisions as interpreted by the Arbitrator. 10.2 The Award shall be made promptly by the Arbitrator, and unless otherwise agreed by the parties, not later than sixty (60) days from the closing of the hearing, or the date post-hearing briefs are filed, whichever is later. 5 10.3 The Award shall be in writing and signed and dated by the Arbitrator. The Award shall decide all issues submitted, shall contain express findings of fact and law (including findings on each issue of fact and law raised by a party), and provide the reasons supporting the decision including applicable law. The Arbitrator shall give signed and duplicate original copies of the Award to all parties at the same time. 11. Damages and Relief 11.1 The Arbitrator shall have the same authority to award remedies and damages as provided to a judge and/or jury under applicable state or federal laws, where the aggrieved party has met his or her burden of proof. 11.2 Both parties have a duty to mitigate their damages by all reasonable means. The Arbitrator shall take a party's failure to mitigate into account in granting relief in accordance with applicable state and federal law. 11.3 Arbitration of damages or other remedies may be conducted in a bifurcated proceeding. 12. Fees and Expenses 12.1 All parties shall share equally the fees of the Arbitrator. Each party will deposit funds or post other appropriate security for its share of the Arbitrator's fee, in an amount and manner determined by the Arbitrator, at least ten (10) days before the first day of hearing. Additionally, each party shall pay for its own expenses associated with the arbitration process and attorneys' fees, if any. If any party prevails on a statutory claim which entitles the prevailing party to attorneys' fees, or if there is a written agreement providing for fees, the Arbitrator may award reasonable fees to the prevailing party in accordance with such statute or agreement. 12.2 The Arbitrator may additionally award either party its reasonable attorneys' fees and costs, including reasonable expenses associated with production of witnesses or proof, upon a finding that the other party (a) engaged in unreasonable delay, or (b) failed to comply with the Arbitrator's discovery order.