The Amendment No. 1, dated as of April 1, 2010 (Amendment),
to the Employment Agreement, dated as of April 1, 2009 (the Agreement)
by and among Six Flags, Inc., Six Flags Operations Inc. and Six Flags
Theme Parks Inc. and Jeffrey Speed.
Capitalized terms used but not defined herein shall have the meanings
ascribed thereto in the Agreement.
W I T N E S S E T H:
WHEREAS, Executive is currently employed by SF pursuant to the
WHEREAS, the Company and Executive desire to modify the terms and
conditions of Executives continued employment by entering into this Amendment;
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants set forth in
this Amendment, it is hereby agreed as follows:
1. Section 3(d) of
the Agreement is hereby amended in its entirety to read as follows:
(d) Equity Awards.
Promptly following a Triggering Event, SF shall issue to Executive under
the Long Term Incentive Plan (as described in the Companys Modified Fourth Amended Joint Plan of
Reorganization under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code, as it may be further
amended, filed on April 1, 2010 in the United States Bankruptcy Court for
the District of Delaware (the Plan)) restricted shares of SF Common Stock and
options to purchase shares of common stock in an amount and with such vesting
and other terms as mutually agreed to by the Chief Executive Officer and the
2. Section 4(c)(v) is
hereby amended to by adding the following proviso at the end thereof:
; provided, however,
that any such occurrence resulting directly from
the consummation of the transactions contemplated by the Plan shall not be deemed to constitute Good Reason.
3. Exhibit A to the
Agreement is hereby amended in its entirety to read as provided in Exhibit A
to this Amendment.
4. This Amendment shall become
effective upon the entry of an order of the United States Bankruptcy Court for
the District of Delaware, pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 365, authorizing the
assumption hereof, which order is contemplated to be part of an order
confirming the Plan, pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 1129. Until such time as an order authorizing such
assumption is entered, the Agreement shall remain in full force and effect.
5. Except as set forth in this
Amendment, the Agreement remains in full force and effect.
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Annual Bonus Parameters
Parameters shall mean the following, as determined annually by the Board:
Adjusted EBITDA: Total budgeted Adjusted
EBITDA (as defined in the Companys earnings releases).
Free Cash Flow: Total Budgeted Free Cash
Flow (as defined in the Companys earnings releases).
Attendance: Total budgeted attendance.
In-Park Net Revenue Per Capita: Total
budgeted in-park net revenue per capita.
Sponsorship/Licensing Revenue: Total
budgeted sponsorship/licensing revenue.
Rules for Calculation of Annual Bonus:
annual bonus payable under Section 3(b) of this Agreement, shall be determined
annually by the compensation committee of the Board (the Committee) in
accordance with the rules below.
All determinations by the Committee shall be final and binding on
Executive. All Adjusted EBITDA and other
bonus targets shall be determined by reference to the Companys Budget for each
year as approved by the Board. The
Committee shall work with the Chief Executive Officer to determine appropriate
bonus targets for any items that are not specifically contained in the Companys
Budget each year.
Subject to the other rules, the Performance Parameters shall be weighted as
follows in determining the amount of the annual bonus: Budgeted Adjusted EBITDA: 50% and 12.5% for each of the remaining
No annual bonus whatsoever shall be payable in respect of a given fiscal year
if actual Adjusted EBITDA for such year is less than 90% of Budgeted Adjusted
If actual results for a given Performance Parameter are less than 90% of the
Performance Parameter, no amount shall be payable in respect of such
If actual Adjusted EBITDA for a given fiscal year equals or exceeds 90% of
Budgeted Adjusted EBITDA, and the results for any given Performance Parameter
(including Budgeted Adjusted EBITDA) equals or exceeds 90% of the Performance
Parameter, then the amount payable in respect of such parameter shall be
determined by multiplying the product of the Target Bonus and the weight
ascribed to the Performance Parameter in Rule 1 above by the appropriate