-----BEGIN PRIVACY-ENHANCED MESSAGE----- Proc-Type: 2001,MIC-CLEAR Originator-Name: webmaster@www.sec.gov Originator-Key-Asymmetric: MFgwCgYEVQgBAQICAf8DSgAwRwJAW2sNKK9AVtBzYZmr6aGjlWyK3XmZv3dTINen TWSM7vrzLADbmYQaionwg5sDW3P6oaM5D3tdezXMm7z1T+B+twIDAQAB MIC-Info: RSA-MD5,RSA, P3Ea2ii6Oi9MuIPWJeGd4YiEE4v0NHJcatRTd05KYLg28jGBs1QQzCiEYvjj01Tt qOiLUfLUHUqaXmXbCxLY0A== 0000950103-08-001550.txt : 20080606 0000950103-08-001550.hdr.sgml : 20080606 20080606144214 ACCESSION NUMBER: 0000950103-08-001550 CONFORMED SUBMISSION TYPE: 8-K PUBLIC DOCUMENT COUNT: 2 CONFORMED PERIOD OF REPORT: 20080602 ITEM INFORMATION: Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers ITEM INFORMATION: Financial Statements and Exhibits FILED AS OF DATE: 20080606 DATE AS OF CHANGE: 20080606 FILER: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: LIMITED BRANDS INC CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0000701985 STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION: RETAIL-WOMEN'S CLOTHING STORES [5621] IRS NUMBER: 311029810 STATE OF INCORPORATION: DE FISCAL YEAR END: 0131 FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: 8-K SEC ACT: 1934 Act SEC FILE NUMBER: 001-08344 FILM NUMBER: 08885367 BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: THREE LIMITED PKWY STREET 2: P O BOX 16000 CITY: COLUMBUS STATE: OH ZIP: 43216 BUSINESS PHONE: 6144157000 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: THREE LIMITED PARKWAY STREET 2: P.O. BOX 16000 CITY: COLUMBUS STATE: OH ZIP: 43216 FORMER COMPANY: FORMER CONFORMED NAME: LIMITED INC DATE OF NAME CHANGE: 19920703 8-K 1 dp10228_8k.htm



 
UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C.  20549
 

 
FORM 8-K
 

CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT
TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported):  June 2, 2008
 
 
Limited Brands, Inc.
 
 
(Exact Name of Registrant
as Specified in Its Charter)
 
 
 
Delaware
 
 
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
 
 
1-8344
 
31-1029810
(Commission File Number)
 
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
 
Three Limited Parkway
Columbus, OH
 
 
43230
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
 
(Zip Code)
 
 
(614) 415-7000
 
(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
 
 
Not Applicable
 
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
 
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):
 
o
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o
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o
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o
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Section 5 – Corporate Governance and Management
 
Item 5.02
Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
 
(e)   Effective June 2, 2008, Limited Brands, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into an employment agreement with Mr. Martyn Redgrave, the Company’s Executive Vice President-Chief Administrative Officer.  This employment supersedes the previous employment agreement the Company and Mr. Redgrave entered into as of January 17, 2005.  The new employment agreement, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 10.1 to this current report, contains the following material terms and conditions:
 
 
·
The term of Mr. Redgrave’s employment agreement is four years, with automatic one-year extensions thereafter unless either party gives written notice to the contrary.
 
 
·
Mr. Redgrave’s employment agreement provides for an annual base salary of $1,040,000.  Mr. Redgrave will also be entitled to participate in the Company’s employee benefit plans on the same basis and terms as applicable to the Company’s other senior executives; provided, however, that the Company will recommend to the Company’s Compensation Committee that Mr. Redgrave be awarded annual equity-based grants with a value of 1.5 times Mr. Redgrave’s base salary.  Mr. Redgrave will have an annual cash bonus target opportunity of 130% of his base salary.
 
 
·
Under the new employment agreement, Mr. Redgrave will continue to be entitled to the benefits of his January 13, 2005 Offer Letter, except as modified by the new employment agreement.
 
 
·
Mr. Redgrave’s employment agreement also provides that, if the Company terminates his employment without “cause,” or if he terminates his employment for “good reason” (each as defined in the employment agreement), he will continue to receive his base salary for one year after the termination date; provided that if Mr. Redgrave agrees to execute a general release of the Company, he will also be entitled to (i) receive an additional year of salary continuation, (ii) the incentive compensation that he would have otherwise received had he been employed by the Company during the one-year period beginning on his employment termination date, (iii) pro-rata vesting of his performance-based restricted shares (to the extent applicable performance goals are attained), (iv) pro-rata vesting of all other restricted shares held by him, and (v) continued medical and dental benefits for up to 18 months following such termination.
 
 
·
Mr. Redgrave’s employment agreement also provides that if his employment is terminated by the Company’s determination not to extend the employment agreement terms as described above, he will continue to receive his base salary for one year after the termination; and provided that if he agrees to execute a general release of the Company, he will also be entitled to receive the compensation described in clauses (i), (ii) and (v) above.
 
 
·
In the event that in connection with a “change in control” of the Company (as defined in the employment agreement) his employment is terminated either by the Company without cause or by him for good reason, subject to his execution of a general release Mr. Redgrave would be entitled to a lump severance benefit equal to two times his base salary and an amount equal to the sum of his four semi-annual bonus payouts he received under the Company’s incentive compensation performance plan, together with a pro rata amount for the incentive compensation period in which his employment terminated, based on the average of such four semi-annual bonus payouts, and continued medical and dental benefits for up to 18 months.
 

 
Item 9.01  Financial Statements and Exhibits.
 
(c)
Exhibits
 
Exhibit No.
 
Description
10.1
 
Employment Agreement effective as of June 2, 2008 between Limited Brands, Inc. and Martyn Redgrave.
 

 

 
SIGNATURES
 
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
 
 
   
LIMITED BRANDS, INC.
 
         
         
   
By:
  /s/ Douglas L. Williams
 
   
Name:     Douglas L. Williams
 
Date:  June 6, 2008
 
Title:       Senior Vice President and General Counsel
 
 
 
 


EX-10.1 2 dp10228_ex1001.htm
 
Exhibit 10.1
 
EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT
 
THIS AGREEMENT is entered into, effective upon execution by the parties, by and between Limited Brands, Inc. and The Limited Service Corporation (the “Company”), and Martyn Redgrave (the “Executive”) (hereinafter collectively referred to as “the parties”).
 
WHEREAS, the Executive is employed as a Executive Vice President — Chief Administrative Officer of the Company and is continuing to be experienced in various phases of the Company’s business and will possess an intimate knowledge of the business and affairs of the Company and its policies, procedures, methods, and personnel; and
 
WHEREAS, the Company has determined that it is essential and in its best interests to retain the services of key management personnel and to ensure their continued dedication and efforts; and
 
WHEREAS, this Agreement supersedes the Employment Agreement that the parties entered into as of January 17, 2005; provided, however nothing in this Employment Agreement shall cancel or modify any previous grant of stock options or restrictive stock which was previously granted to the Executive or any rights to repurchase shares represented by such grants
 
WHEREAS, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company (the “Board”) has determined that it is in the best interests of the Company to secure the services and employment of the Executive, and the Executive is willing to render such services on the terms and conditions set forth herein.
 
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the foregoing and the respective agreements of the parties contained herein, the parties hereby agree as follows:
 
1.           Term.  The term of employment under this Agreement shall be for the period commencing on the date hereof (the “Commencement Date”) and ending on the fourth anniversary of the Commencement Date (the “Term”); provided, however, that thereafter this Agreement shall be automatically renewed from year to year, unless either the Company or the Executive shall have given written notice to the other at least ninety (90) days prior thereto that the term of this Agreement shall not be so renewed.
 
2.           Employment.
 
(a)           Position.  The Executive shall be employed as a Executive Vice President – Chief Administrative Officer or such other position of reasonably comparable or greater status and responsibilities, as may be determined by the Board of Directors. The Executive shall perform the duties, undertake the responsibilities, and exercise the authority customarily performed, undertaken, and exercised by persons employed in a similar executive capacity. The Executive shall report to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Limited Brands. The Executive’s office shall be located in Columbus, Ohio.
 
(b)           Obligations.  The Executive agrees to devote his full business time and attention to the business and affairs of the Company. The foregoing, however, shall not preclude the Executive from serving on corporate, civic, or charitable boards or committees or managing personal investments, so long as such activities do not interfere with the performance of the Executive’s responsibilities hereunder.
 
3.           The Company agrees to pay or cause to be paid to the Executive an annual base salary at the rate of One Million Forty Thousand Dollars ($1,040,000), less applicable withholding. This base salary will be subject to annual review and may be increased from time to time by the Board considering factors such as the Executive’s responsibilities, compensation of similar executives within the company and in other companies, performance of the Executive, and other pertinent factors (hereinafter referred to as the “Base Salary”). Such Base Salary shall be payable in accordance with the Company’s customary practices applicable to its executives.
 
4.           Equity Compensation.  The Executive shall be eligible for additional future equity-based awards (if any) as may be commensurate with his position and performance, if, when and as determined by the Compensation Committee in its discretion. The Company agrees that with respect to future annual grants that it will
 

 
recommend to the Compensation Committee that the Executive’s grant will be targeted to award a value equal to 1.5 times the Executive’s Base Salary.
 
5.           Employee Benefits.  The Executive shall be entitled to participate in all employee benefit plans, practices, and programs maintained by the Company and made available to senior executives generally and as may be in effect from time to time. The Executive’s participation in such plans, practices and programs shall be on the same basis and terms as are applicable to senior executives of the Company generally.
 
6.           Bonus.
 
The Executive shall be entitled to participate in the Company’s applicable incentive compensation plan at a target level of One Hundred Thirty Percent (130%) of the Executive’s Base Salary on such terms and conditions as determined from time to time by the Board.
 
7.           Other Benefits.
 
(a)           Benefits.  Except as modified herein, the Executive shall be entitled to all of the benefits as set forth in the Executive’s January 13, 2005 Offer Letter (“Offer Letter”).
 
(b)           Expenses.  Subject to applicable Company policies, the Executive shall be entitled to receive prompt reimbursement of all expenses reasonably incurred by him in connection with the performance of his duties hereunder or for promoting, pursuing, or otherwise furthering the business or interests of the Company.
 
(c)           Office and Facilities.  The Executive shall be provided with appropriate offices and with such secretarial and other support facilities as are commensurate with the Executive’s status with the Company and adequate for the performance of his duties hereunder.
 
8.           Paid Time Off (PTO) Program. The Executive shall be entitled to paid time off in accordance with the policies as periodically established by the Board for similarly situated executives of the Company.
 
9.           Termination.   The Executive’s employment hereunder is subject to the following terms and conditions:
 
(a)           Disability.  The Company shall be entitled to terminate the Executive’s employment after having established the Executive’s Disability. For purposes of this Agreement, “Disability” means a physical or mental infirmity which impairs the Executive’s ability to substantially perform his duties under this Agreement for a period of at least six months in any twelve-month calendar period as determined in accordance with Limited Brands, Inc. Long-Term Disability Plan.
 
(b)           Cause. The Company shall be entitled to terminate the Executive’s employment for “Cause” without prior written notice. For purposes of this Agreement, “Cause” shall mean that the Executive (1) willfully failed to perform his material duties with the Company (other than a failure resulting from the Executive’s incapacity due to physical or mental illness); or (2) has plead “guilty” or “no contest” to or has been convicted of an act which is defined as a felony under federal or state law; or (3) engaged in willful misconduct in bad faith which could reasonably be expected to materially harm the Company’s business or its reputation. “Cause” shall not include acts which are cured by the Executive no later than thirty (30) days from the date of receipt by the Executive of written notice from the Company identifying in reasonable detail the act or acts constituting “willfully fail[ure] to perform his duties.”
 
The Executive shall be given prompt written notice by the Board of termination for Cause, such notice to state in detail the particular act or acts or failure or failures to act that constitute the grounds on which the proposed termination for Cause is based. The Executive shall be entitled to a hearing before the Board or a committee thereof established for such purpose and to be accompanied by legal counsel. Such hearing shall be held within 15 days of notice to the Company by the Executive, provided the Executive requests such hearing within 30 days of the written notice from the Board of the termination for Cause.
 

 
(c)           Termination by the Executive.  The Executive may terminate employment hereunder for “Good Reason” by delivering to the Company (1) a Preliminary Notice of Good Reason (as defined below), and (2) not earlier than thirty (30) days from the delivery of such Preliminary Notice, a Notice of Termination. For purposes of this Agreement, “Good Reason” means (i) the failure to continue the Executive in a capacity contemplated by Section 2 hereof; (ii) any assignment to the Executive that is materially inconsistent with the Executive’s positions, duties, authority, responsibilities or reporting requirements as set forth in Section 2 hereof; (iii) a reduction in or a material delay in payment of the Executive’s total cash compensation and benefits from those required to be provided in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement; (iv) the Company, the Board or any person controlling the Company requires the Executive to be based outside of the United States, other than on travel reasonably required to carry out the Executive’s obligations under the Agreement; (v) any delivery of a Preliminary Notice of Good Reason that is delivered by the Executive to the Company after April 1, 2010; (vi) any other material breach of a material term contained in this Agreement; or (vi) the failure of the Company to obtain the assumption in writing of its obligation to perform this Agreement by any successor to all or substantially all of the assets of the Company within 15 days after a merger, consolidation, sale, or similar transaction; provided, however, that “Good Reason” shall not include (A) acts not taken in bad faith which are cured by the Company in all respects not later than thirty (30) days from the date of receipt by the Company of a written notice from the Executive identifying in reasonable detail the act or acts constituting “Good Reason” (a “Preliminary Notice of Good Reason”) or (B) acts taken by the Company by reason of the Executive’s physical or mental infirmity which impairs the Executive’s ability to substantially perform his duties under this Agreement. A Preliminary Notice of Good Reason shall not, by itself, constitute a Notice of Termination. Further, notwithstanding anything in the Agreement to the contrary, the Company agrees to accept as Good reason any Preliminary Notice of Good reason delivered pursuant to Section 9 (c)(v) above and upon said receipt to specify a Termination Date to occur no later than six (6) months from the receipt of the Preliminary Notice of Good Reason.
 
(d)           Notice of Termination.  Any purported termination for Cause by the Company or for Good Reason by the Executive shall be communicated by a written Notice of Termination to the other two weeks prior to the Termination Date (as defined below). For purposes of this Agreement, a “Notice of Termination” shall mean a notice which indicates the specific termination provision in this Agreement relied upon and shall set forth in reasonable detail the facts and circumstances claimed to provide a basis for termination of the Executive’s employment under the provision so indicated. Any termination by the Company other than for Cause or by the Executive without Good Reason shall be communicated by a written Notice of Termination to the other party two (2) weeks prior to the Termination Date. However, the Company may elect to pay the Executive in lieu of two (2) weeks written notice. For purposes of this Agreement, no such purported termination of employment shall be effective without such Notice of Termination.
 
(e)           Termination Date, Etc.  “Termination Date” shall mean in the case of the Executive’s death, the date of death, or in all other cases, the date specified in the Notice of Termination; provided, however, that if the Executive’s employment is terminated by the Company due to Disability, the date specified in the Notice of Termination shall be at least thirty (30) days from the date the Notice of Termination is given to the Executive.
 
 
10.
Compensation Upon Certain Terminations by the Company not Following a Change in Control
 
(a)           If during the term of the Agreement (including any extensions thereof), whether or not following a Change in Control (as defined below), the Executive’s employment is terminated by the Company for Cause or by reason of the Executive’s death, or if the Executive gives written notice not to extend the term of this Agreement, the Company’s sole obligations hereunder shall be to pay the Executive the following amounts earned hereunder but not paid as of the Termination Date: (i) Base Salary, (ii) reimbursement for any and all monies advanced or expenses incurred pursuant to Section 7(b) through the Termination Date, and (iii) any earned compensation which the Executive had previously deferred (including any interest earned or credited thereon)(collectively, “Accrued Compensation”). The Executive’s entitlement to any other benefits shall be determined in accordance with the Company’s employee benefit plans then in effect.
 
(b)           If the Executive’s employment is terminated by the Company other than for Cause or by the Executive for Good Reason, in each case other than during the 24-month period immediately following a Change in Control, the Company’s sole obligations hereunder shall be as follows:
 

 
(i)           the Company shall pay the Executive the Accrued Compensation;
 
(ii)           the Company shall continue to pay the Executive the Base Salary for a period of one (1) year following the Termination Date;
 
(iii)           in consideration of the Executive signing a General Release, the Company shall (A) pay the Executive any incentive compensation under the plan described in Section 6 that the Executive would have received if he had remained employed with the Company for a period of one (1) year after the Termination Date; (B) pay the Executive his Base Salary for one additional year after payments have ended under Section 1O(b)(ii); (D)with respect to all performance shares of the Company’s restricted stock that have been granted to the Executive, if the applicable performance goals are achieved, the Executive shall be entitled to pro rata vesting of said shares and in addition, the Executive shall also be entitled to pro rata vesting of all shares of the Company’s restricted stock that has been granted to the Executive. Pro rata vesting of said shares shall be based on the number of months employed during the period of vesting; and
 
(iv)           provided, however, that in the event Executive becomes entitled to any payments under Section 10(g), the Company’s obligations to Executive under Section 10 shall thereafter be determined solely under Section 10 (g).
 
(c)           If the Executive’s employment is terminated by the Company by reason of the Executive’s Disability, the Company’s sole obligations hereunder shall be as follows:
 
(i)           the Company shall pay the Executive the Accrued Compensation;
 
(ii)           the Executive shall be entitled to receive the applicable Base Salary continuation rights described in the Executive’s Offer Letter, plus any disability benefits available under the Company’s Executive Long Term Disability Plan as also described in the Executive’s Offer Letter.
 
(d)           If the Executive’s employment is terminated by reason of the Company’s written notice to the Executive of its decision not to extend the Employment Agreement pursuant to Section 1 hereof, the Company’s sole obligation hereunder shall be as follows:
 
(i)           the Company shall pay the Executive the Accrued Compensation;
 
(ii)           the Company shall continue to pay the Executive the Base Salary for a period of one (1) year following the expiration of such term; and
 
(iii)           in consideration of the Executive signing a General Release, the Company shall (A) pay the Executive any incentive compensation under the plan described in Section 6 that the Executive would have received if he had remained employed with the Company for a period of one (1) year after the Termination Date; and (B) pay the Executive his Base Salary for one additional year after payments have ended under Section 10(d)(ii); and
 
(e)           For up to eighteen (18) months during the period the Executive is receiving salary continuation pursuant to Section 10(b), 10(c) or 10(d) hereof, the Company shall, at its expense, provide to the Executive and the Executive’s beneficiaries medical and dental benefits substantially similar in the aggregate to the those provided to the Executive immediately prior to the date of the Executive’s termination of employment; provided, however, that the Company’s obligation to provide such benefits shall cease upon the earlier of the Executive being eligible for medical and dental benefits through another employer or eighteen months Further, the Executive agrees if the Executive is terminated for Good Reason pursuant to Section 9(c)(v) that the Company is released from its obligations under Section 10(b) upon the Executive’s first day of employment that is comparable to the compensation the Executive received from the Company and to the positions and/or responsibilities that the Executive held and/or performed for the Company with another employer. The Company agrees providing consulting services and/or that serving on the board of any entity does not constitute employment by another employer.
 
(f)           Executive shall not be required to mitigate the amount of any payment provided for in this Section 10 by seeking other employment or otherwise and no such payment or benefit shall be eliminated,
 

 
offset or reduced by the amount of any compensation provided to the Executive in any subsequent employment, except as provided in Section 10(e).
 
(g)           In the event that (x) the Company enters into a binding agreement that, if consummated, would constitute a Change in Control, (y) Executive’s employment is terminated under the circumstances set forth in Section 10(b) and (z) within six months after the execution of such agreement a Change in Control of the Company occurs involving one or more of the other parties to such agreement, then the Company’s sole obligations hereunder shall be as follows:
 
(i)           the Company shall pay to Executive a lump sum payment in cash no later than 10 business days after the Change in Control an amount equal to the sum of (A) and (B), where (A) is the difference between (x) the Severance Amount (as defined in Section 14(a)(ii)) and (y) the sum of the payments made to the Executive prior to the change in Control pursuant to Section 10(b)(ii) and (B) is the difference between (x) the Bonus Amount (as defined in the Section 14(a)(iii)) and (y) the payments, if any, made to Executive prior to the Change in Control pursuant to Section 10(b)(iii)(A);
 
(ii)           the Company shall reimburse Executive for any documented legal fees and expenses to the extent set forth in Section 14(a)(iv);
 
(iii)           The Company shall make available to Executive and Executive’s beneficiaries medical and dental benefits to the extent provided in Section 14(a)(v); and
 
(iv)           each of the Company and Executive shall have and be subject to, the rights, duties, and obligations set forth in Sections 14(a) and (b).
 
11.           Employee Covenants.
 
(a)           For the purposes of this Section 11, the term “Company shall include Limited Brands, Inc. and all of its subsidiaries and affiliates thereof.
 
(b)           Confidentiality.  The Executive shall not, during the term of this Agreement and thereafter, make any Unauthorized Disclosure. For purposes of this Agreement, “Unauthorized Disclosure” shall mean use by the Executive for his own benefit or disclosure by the Executive to any person other than a person to whom disclosure is reasonably necessary or appropriate in connection with the performance by the Executive of duties as an executive of the Company or as may be legally required, of any confidential information relating to the business or prospects of the Company (including, but not limited to, any information and materials pertaining to any Intellectual Property as defined below ; provided, however, that such term shall not include the use or disclosure by the Executive, without consent, of any publicly available information (other than information available as a result of disclosure by the Executive in violation of this Section 11(b)). This confidentiality covenant has no temporal, geographical or territorial restriction, however, the parties acknowledge that unless the confidential information constitutes a trade secret of the Company such confidential information as a general rule ceases to be confidential after five years.
 
(c)           Non-Competition.  During the Non-Competition Period described below, the Executive shall not, directly or indirectly, without the prior written consent of the Company, own, manage, operate, join, control, be employed by, consult with or participate in the ownership, management, operation or control of, or be connected with (as a stockholder, partner, or otherwise), any business, individual, partner, firm, corporation, or other entity that competes or plans to compete, directly or indirectly, with the Company, or any of its products; provided, however, that the “beneficial ownership” by the Executive after termination of employment with the Company, either individually or as a member of a “group,” as such terms are used in Rule 13d of the General Rules and Regulations under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), of not more than two percent (2%) of the voting stock of any publicly held corporation shall not be a violation of Section 11 of this Agreement.
 
The “Non-Competition Period” means the period the Executive is employed by the Company plus one (1) year from the Termination Date if the Executive’s employment is terminated (i) by the Company for any reason, or (ii) by the Executive for any reason.
 

 
Notwithstanding anything in this Agreement to the contrary, the Executive after his Termination Date shall be allowed to serve on the board of any specialty retailer that does not engage or plans to engage in any business activity that accounts for a material portion of the Company’s annual sales.
 
(d)           Non-Solicitation. During the No-Raid Period described below, the Executive shall not directly or indirectly solicit, induce or attempt to influence any employee to leave the employment of the Company, nor assist anyone else in doing so. Further, during the No-Raid Period, the Executive shall not, either directly or indirectly, alone or in conjunction with another party, interfere with or harm, or attempt to interfere with or harm, the relationship of the Company, with any person who at any time was an employee, customer or supplier of the Company, or otherwise had a business relationship with the Company.
 
The “No-Raid Period” means the period the Executive is employed by the Company plus one (1) year from the Termination Date if the Executive’s employment is terminated (I) by the Company for any reason, or (ii) by the Executive for any reason.
 
(e)           Intellectual Property.  The Executive agrees that all inventions, designs and ideas conceived, produced, created, or reduced to practice, either solely or jointly with others, during his employment with the Company including those developed on his own time, which relates to or is useful in the Company’s business (“Intellectual Property”) shall be owned solely by the Company. The Executive understands that whether in preliminary or final form, such Intellectual Property includes, for example, all ideas, inventions, discoveries, designs, innovations, improvements, trade secrets, and other intellectual property. All Intellectual Property is either work made for hire for the Company within the meaning of the United States Copyright Act, or, if such Intellectual Property is determined not to be work made for hire, then the Executive irrevocably assigns all rights, titles and interests in and to the Intellectual Property to the Company, including all copyrights, patents, and/or trademarks. The Executive agrees that he will, without any additional consideration, execute all documents and take all other actions needed to convey his complete ownership of the Intellectual Property to the Company so that the Company may own and protect such Intellectual Property and obtain patent, copyright and trademark registrations for it, The Executive also agrees that the Company may alter or modify the Intellectual Property at the Company’s sole discretion, and the Executive waives all right to claim or disclaim authorship. The Executive also represents that he has not previously invented any Intellectual Property or has advised the Company in writing of any prior inventions or ideas.
 
(f)           Remedies.  The Executive agrees that any breach of the terms of this Section 11 would result in irreparable injury and damage to the Company for which the Company would have no adequate remedy at law; the Executive therefore also agrees that in the event of said breach or any threat of breach, the Company shall be entitled to an immediate injunction and restraining order to prevent, such breach and/or threatened breach and/or continued breach by the Executive and/or any and all persons and/or entities acting for and/or with the Executive, without having to prove damages. The terms of this paragraph shall not prevent the Company from pursuing any other available remedies for any breach or threatened breach hereof, including but not limited to the recovery of damages from the Executive. The Executive and the Company further agree that the provisions of the covenants not to compete and solicit are reasonable and that the Company would not have entered into this Agreement but for the inclusion of such covenants herein. The parties agree that the prevailing party shall be entitled to all costs and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs, in addition to any other remedies to which either may be entitled at law or in equity. Should a court determine, however, that any provision of the covenants is unreasonable, either in period of time, geographical area, or otherwise, the parties hereto agree that the covenant should be interpreted and enforced to the maximum extent which such court deems reasonable.
 
The provisions of this Section 11 shall survive any termination of this Agreement, and the existence of any claim or cause of action by the Executive against the Company, whether predicated on this Agreement or otherwise, shall not constitute a defense to the enforcement by the Company of the covenants and agreements of this Section 11; provided, however, that this paragraph shall not, in and of itself, preclude the Executive from defending himself against the enforceability of the covenants and agreements of this Section 11.
 
12.           Employee Representation. The Executive expressly represents and warrants to the Company that the Executive is not a party to any contract or agreement and is not otherwise obligated in any way, and is not subject to any rules or regulations, whether governmentally imposed or otherwise, which will or may
 

 
restrict in any way the Executive’s ability to fully perform the Executive’s duties and responsibilities under this Agreement.
 
13.           Change in Control.
 
(a)           For purposes of this Section 13, “Company” shall mean Limited Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation.
 
(b)           For purposes of this Agreement “Change in Control” means, and shall be deemed to have occurred upon the first to occur of any of the following events:
 
(i)           Any Person (other than an Excluded Person) becomes, together with all “affiliates” and “associates” (each as defined under Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act), “beneficial owner” (as defined under Rule 13d-3 of the Exchange Act)of securities representing 33% or more of the combined voting power of the Voting Stock then outstanding, unless such Person becomes “beneficial owner” of 33% or more of the combined voting power of the Voting Stock then outstanding solely as a result of an acquisition of Voting Stock by the Company which, by reducing the Voting Stock outstanding, increases the proportionate Voting Stock beneficially owned by such Person (together with all “affiliates” and “associates” of such Person) to 33% or more of the combined voting power of the Voting Stock then outstanding; provided, that if a Person shall become the “beneficial owner” of 33% or more of the combined voting power of the Voting Stock then outstanding by reason of such Voting Stock acquisition by the Company and shall thereafter become the “beneficial owner” of any additional Voting Stock which causes the proportionate voting power of Voting Stock beneficially owned by such Person to increase to 33% or more of the combined voting power of the Voting Stock then outstanding, such Person shall, upon becoming the “beneficial owner” of such additional Voting Stock, be deemed to have become the “beneficial owner” of 33% or more of the combined voting power of the Voting Stock then outstanding other than solely as a result of such Voting Stock acquisition by the Company;
 
(ii)           During any period of 24 consecutive months individuals who at the beginning of such period constitute the Board (and any new Director, whose election by the Board or nomination for election by the Company’s stockholders was approved by a vote of at least two-thirds of the Directors then still in office who either were Directors at the beginning of the period or whose election or nomination for election was so approved), cease for any reason to constitute a majority of Directors then constituting the Board;
 
(iii)           A reorganization, merger or consolidation of the Company is consummated, in each case, unless, immediately following such reorganization, merger or consolidation, (i) more than 50% of, respectively, the then outstanding shares of common stock of the corporation resulting from such reorganization, merger or consolidation and the combined voting power of the then outstanding voting securities of such corporation entitled to vote generally in the election of directors is then beneficially owned, directly or indirectly, by all or substantially all of the individuals and entities who were the “beneficial owners” of the Voting Stock outstanding immediately prior to such reorganization, merger or consolidation, (ii) no Person (but excluding for this purpose any Excluded Person and any Person beneficially owning, immediately prior to such reorganization, merger or consolidation, directly or indirectly, 33% or more of the voting power of the outstanding Voting Stock) beneficially owns, directly or indirectly, 33% or more of, respectively, the then outstanding shares of common stock of the corporation resulting from such reorganization, merger or consolidation or the combined voting power of the then outstanding voting securities of such corporation entitled to vote generally in the election of directors and (iii) at least a majority of the members of the board of directors of the corporation resulting from such reorganization, merger or consolidation were members of the Board at the time of the execution of the initial agreement providing for such reorganization, merger or consolidation;
 
(iv)           The consummation of (i) a complete liquidation or dissolution of the Company or (ii) the sale or other disposition of all or substantially all of the assets of the Company, other than to any corporation with respect to which, immediately following such sale or other disposition, (A) more than 50% of, respectively, the then outstanding shares of common stock of such corporation and the combined voting power of the then outstanding voting securities of such corporation entitled to vote generally in the election of directors is then beneficially owned, directly or indirectly, by all or substantially all of the individuals and entities who were the “beneficial owners” of the Voting Stock outstanding immediately prior to such sale or other disposition of assets, (B) no Person (but excluding for this purpose any Excluded Person and any Person beneficially owning, immediately prior to such sale or other disposition, directly or indirectly, 33% or more of the voting power of the
 

 
outstanding Voting Stock) beneficially owns, directly or indirectly, 33% or more of, respectively, the then outstanding shares of common stock of such corporation or the combined voting power of the then outstanding voting securities of such corporation entitled to vote generally in the election of directors and (C) at least a majority of the members of the board of directors of such corporation were members of the Board at the time of the execution of the initial agreement or action of the Board providing for such sale or other disposition of assets of the Company; or
 
(v)           The occurrence of any transaction or event that the Board, in its sole discretion, designates a “Change in Control”.
 
Notwithstanding the foregoing, in no event shall a “Change in Control” be deemed to have occurred (i) as a result of the formation of a Holding Company, or (ii) with respect to an Executive, if Executive is part of a “group,” within the meaning of Section 13(d)(3) of the Exchange Act as in effect on the Effective Date, which consummates the Change in Control transaction. In addition, for purposes of the definition of “Change in Control” a Person engaged in business as an underwriter of securities shall not be deemed to be the “beneficial owner” of, or to “beneficially own,” any securities acquired through such Person’s participation in good faith in a firm commitment underwriting until the expiration of forty days after the date of such acquisition. “Excluded Person” shall mean (i) the Company; (ii) any of the Company’s Subsidiaries; (iii) any Holding Company; (iv) any employee benefit plan of the Company, any of its Subsidiaries or a Holding Company; or (v) any Person organized, appointed or established by the Company, any of its Subsidiaries or a Holding Company for or pursuant to the terms of any plan described in clause (iv). “Person” shall mean any individual composition, partnership, limited liability company, associations, trust or other entity or organization. “Holding Company” shall mean an entity that becomes a holding company for the Company or its businesses as a part of any reorganization, merger, consolidation or other transaction, provided that the outstanding shares of common stock of such entity and the combined voting power of the then outstanding voting securities of such entity entitled to vote generally in the election of directors is, immediately after such reorganization, merger, consolidation or other transaction, beneficially owned, directly or indirectly, by all or substantially all of the individuals and entities who were the “beneficial owners”, respectively, of the Voting Stock outstanding immediately prior to such reorganization, merger, consolidation or other transaction in substantially the same proportions as their ownership, immediately prior to such reorganization, merger, consolidation or other transaction, of such outstanding Voting Stock. “Voting Stock” shall mean securities of the Company entitled to vote generally in the election of members of the Company’s Board of Directors.
 
 
14.
Compensation Upon Certain Terminations During the 24-Month Period Following a Change in Control
 
(a)           If the Executive’s employment is terminated by the Company other than for Cause or by the Executive for Good Reason, in each case during the 24 consecutive month period immediately following a Change in Control, the Company’s sole obligations hereunder subject to the Executive’s execution of a General Release, shall be as follows:
 
(i)           the Company shall pay the Executive the Accrued Compensation;
 
(ii) the Company shall pay the Executive a lump sum payment in cash no later than ten business days after the Termination Date an amount equal to two times Executive’s Base Salary (the “Severance Amount”);
 
(iii)           the Company shall pay the Executive a lump sum payment in cash no later than ten (10) business days after the date of termination an amount equal to the sum of the last four (4) bonus payments the Executive received under the Company’s incentive compensation plan described in Section 6 and a pro-rata amount for the season in which the Executive’s employment is terminated based on the average of the prior four (4) bonus payments and the number of days the Executive is employed during such season (the “Bonus Amount”);
 
(iv)           the Company shall reimburse the Executive for all documented legal fees and expenses reasonably incurred by the Executive in seeking to obtain or enforce any right or benefit provided by this Section 14; and
 

 
(v)           the Company shall provide the Executive and Executive’s beneficiaries medical and dental benefits substantially similar to those which the Executive was receiving immediately prior to the date of termination for a period of eighteen (18) months after the Termination Date; provided however, that the Company’s obligation with respect to the foregoing medical and dental benefits shall cease in the event Executive becomes employed.
 
(b)           Except as provided in Section 14(a)(v), the Executive shall not be required to mitigate the amount of any payment provided for in this Section 14 by seeking other employment or otherwise, nor shall the amount of any payment or benefit provided for in this Section 14 be reduced by any compensation earned by the Executive as the result of employment by another employer, by retirement benefits, by offset against any amount claimed to be owed by the Executive to the Company, or otherwise.
 
15.           Successors and Assigns.
 
(a)           This Agreement shall be binding upon and shall inure to the benefit of the Company, its successors and assigns, and the Company shall require any successor or assign to expressly assume and agree to perform this Agreement in the same manner and to the same extent that the Company would be required to perform it if no such succession or assignment had taken place. The term “the Company” as used herein shall include any such successors and assigns to the Company’s business and/or assets. The term “successors and assigns” as used herein shall mean a corporation or other entity acquiring or otherwise succeeding to, directly or indirectly, all or substantially all the assets and business of the Company (including this Agreement) whether by operation of law or otherwise.
 
(b)           Neither this Agreement nor any right or interest hereunder shall be assignable or transferable by the Executive, the Executive’s beneficiaries or legal representatives, except by will or by the laws of descent and distribution. This Agreement shall inure to the benefit of and be enforceable by the Executives legal personal representative.
 
16.           Arbitration.  Except with respect to the remedies set forth in Section 11(f) hereof, any controversy or claim between the Company or any of its affiliates and the Executive arising out of or relating to this Agreement or its termination shall be settled and determined by a single arbitrator whose award shall be accepted as final and binding upon the parties. The American Arbitration Association, under its Employment Arbitration Rules, shall administer the binding arbitration. The arbitration shall take place in New York, New York. The Company and the Executive each waive any right to a jury trial or to a petition for stay in any action or proceeding of any kind arising out of or relating to this Agreement or its termination and agree that the arbitrator shall have the authority to award cost and attorney fees to the prevailing party.
 
17.           Notice.  For the purposes of this Agreement, notices and all other communications provided for in the Agreement (including the Notice of Termination) shall be in writing and shall be deemed to have been duly given when personally delivered or sent by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, postage prepaid, or upon receipt if overnight delivery service or facsimile is used, addressed as follows:
 
To the Executive:
Martyn Redgrave
c/o Frank Vogl
Best & Flanagan LLP
225 South Sixth Street #4000
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
 
To the Company:
Limited Brands, Inc.
Three Limited Parkway
Columbus, Ohio 43230
Attn: Secretary
 
18.           Settlement of Claims.  The Company’s obligation to make the payments provided for in this Agreement and otherwise to perform its obligations hereunder shall not be affected by any circumstances,
 

 
including, without limitation, any set-off, counterclaim, recoupment, defense, or other right which the Company may have against the Executive or others.
 
19.           Miscellaneous.  No provision of this Agreement may be modified, waived, or discharged unless such waiver, modification, or discharge is agreed to in writing and signed by the Executive and the Company. No waiver by either party hereto at any time of any breach by the other party hereto of, or compliance with, any condition or provision of this Agreement to be performed by such other party shall be deemed a waiver of similar or dissimilar provisions or conditions at the same or at any prior or subsequent time. No agreement or representations, oral or otherwise, express or implied, with respect to the subject matter hereof have been made by either party which are not expressly set forth in this Agreement. The Company and the Executive agree to use commercially reasonable efforts to prevent the imposition of liability on the Executive under Code Section 409A(a)(l), but if any liability is imposed despite such efforts, the Company shall pay the amount of such liability.
 
20.           Governing Law.  This Agreement shall be governed by and construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of Ohio without giving effect to the conflict of law principles thereof.
 
21.           Severability.  The provisions of this Agreement shall be deemed severable and the invalidity or unenforceability of any provision shall not affect the validity or enforceability of the other provisions hereof.
 
22.           Entire Agreement. This Agreement along with the Executive’s Offer Letter constitutes the entire agreement between the parties hereto with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior agreements, if any, understandings and arrangements, oral or written, between the parties hereto with respect to the subject matter hereof. The parties agree that if there are any conflicts or inconsistencies between the Offer Letter, this Agreement and any other benefit plan or agreement the more favorable term(s) shall be applied to the Executive.
 
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Company has caused this Agreement to be executed by its duly authorized officer and the Executive has executed this Agreement as of the day and year first above written.
 

 
LIMITED BRANDS, INC.
   
   
 
By:
/s/ Leslie Wexner
 
6/2/2008
   
Name:
Leslie Wexner
 
Date
   
Title:
Chairman of the Board
   


 
/s/ Martyn Redgrave
 
5/23/2008
 
Martyn Redgrave
 
Date
 

 


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