Change in Control Severance Agreement (2008)Full Document 

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This CHANGE IN CONTROL SEVERANCE AGREEMENT (this “Agreement”) is made as of the      day of             , 200    , between Under Armour, Inc., a corporation organized under the laws of the State of Maryland (together with its affiliates, the “Company”), and (“Executive”).


WHEREAS, should Under Armour, Inc. or shareholders of Under Armour, Inc. receive any proposal from a third person regarding a possible Change in Control, the Board of Directors of Under Armour, Inc. (the “Board”) believes it is important that the Company be able to rely upon the Executive to continue in his position until after such Change in Control and that Under Armour, Inc. be able to receive and rely upon the Executive’s advice, if requested, as to the best interest of Under Armour, Inc. and its shareholders in connection with any such Change in Control, without concern that the Executive might be distracted or his advice affected by the personal uncertainties and risks created by such a Change in Control.

NOW THEREFORE, in order to provide an incentive to the Executive for the continued dedication of Executive and the availability of his advice and counsel notwithstanding the possibility of a Change in Control, and to encourage Executive to remain in the employ of the Company, and for other good and valuable consideration, the Company and Executive hereby agree as follows:

1. Definitions.

(i) “AAA” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 7(ii).

(ii) “Accrued Obligations” shall mean the sum of the following: (a) the full base salary earned by the Executive through the Termination Date and unpaid as of the Termination Date, calculated at the highest rate of base salary in effect at any time during the twelve (12) months immediately preceding the Termination Date; (b) the amount of any base salary attributable to vacation earned by the Executive but not taken before the Termination Date; (c) any Bonus accrued to the Executive with respect to the calendar year preceding the termination of employment and unpaid as of the Termination Date; (d) a pro-rata Bonus for the year in which the Change in Control occurs, equal to the Bonus times a fraction, the numerator of which is the number of days during the calendar year preceding the Termination Date and the denominator of which is 365; and (e) all other amounts earned by the Executive and unpaid as of the Termination Date.

(iii) “Arbitration Rules” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 7(ii).



(iv) “Bonus” shall mean the greater of: (a) the annual average of the Executive’s bonus paid to the Executive with respect to the two (2) calendar years prior to Executive’s termination of employment with the Company or (b) the Executive’s target bonus for the year of such termination of employment.

(v) “Cause” shall mean the occurrence of any of the following: (a) the Executive’s material misconduct or neglect in the performance of his duties; (b) the Executive’s commission of any felony; offense punishable by imprisonment in a state or federal penitentiary; any offense, civil or criminal, involving material dishonesty, fraud, moral turpitude or immoral conduct; or any crime of sufficient import to potentially discredit or adversely affect the Company’s ability to conduct its business in the normal course; (c) the Executive’s use of illegal drugs or abusive use of prescription drugs; (d) the Executive’s material breach of the Company’s written Code of Conduct, as in effect from time to time; (e) the Executive’s commission of any act that results in severe harm to the Company excluding any act taken by the Executive in good faith that he reasonably believed was in the best interests of the Company; or (f) the Executive’s material breach of this Agreement, including, but not limited to, a material breach of the Employee Confidentiality, Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation Agreement attached hereto as Attachment A.

(vi) “Change in Control” shall mean the occurrence of any of the following:


  a. Any ‘person’ (as such term is used in Sections 13(d) and 14(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended) becomes the ‘beneficial owner’ (as defined in Rule 13d-3 under said Act), directly or indirectly, of securities of Under Armour, Inc. representing fifty percent (50%) or more of the total voting power represented by Under Armour, Inc.’s then-outstanding voting securities, provided, however that a Change in Control shall not be deemed to occur if an employee benefit plan (or a trust forming a part thereof) maintained by Under Armour, Inc., and/or Kevin Plank and/or his immediate family members, directly or indirectly, become the beneficial owner, of more than fifty percent (50%) of the then-outstanding voting securities of Under Armour, Inc. after such acquisition;


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