May 5, 2016
439 Williamson Road
Gladwyne, PA 19035
On behalf of PTGi International Carrier Services, Inc. (the “Company”), it is my pleasure to offer you regular, full-time employment for the position of Executive Vice President, reporting to Craig Denson, President. You will be based out of your home office in PA. Your start date will be May 6, 2016 (the “Start Date”), subject to the conditions set forth herein.
This offer is subject to written affirmation of the Company’s Code of Ethics and other then-prevailing policies.
Your employment with the Company is at-will meaning both you and the Company can end the employment relationship at any time and for any reason. The terms and conditions of this letter supersede any and all prior letters and oral statements from the Company, its parent or the parent’s subsidiaries.
Your semi-monthly salary will be $8,333.34, which is $200,000 annually, plus an annual bonus, targeted at 100% of your annual base salary, based on set criteria as provided in the attached Schedule A, prorated from your Start Date.
Until and unless altered, modified, or deleted, your elections as of the date of this letter, under the HC2 Holdings, Inc. employee benefit plans for health, dental, vision, life insurance, voluntary life insurance, AD&D, and short-term and long-term disabilities, as well as the 401(k) plan, will remain in full force.
Your previously granted options from HC2 Holdings, Inc. will continue to vest in accordance with the terms of the respective award agreements, subject to your continued employment with the Company.
You will be eligible for paid leave applicable to Company employees. For purposes of Paid-Time-Off (“PTO”) accrual, the Company will count your previous tenure with HC2 Holdings Inc.
In the event the Company terminates your employment “without cause,” the Company agrees to pay you severance pay equal to six (6) months of your then-current annual base salary (the “Severance Payment”), provided you execute a separation and general release, which will contain provisions relating to confidentiality, direct and non-direct solicitation of customers and employees, and other reasonable and traditional terms. For purposes of this agreement, “without cause” shall mean for any reason other than for i) willful misconduct, ii) conviction of, or plea of guilty or nolo contendere to, a felony or willfully engaging in illegal conduct that is detrimental to the Company, iii) fraud or misappropriation, embezzlement or misuse of funds or property belonging to the Company, iv) willful violation of the Company’s written policies in a manner that is detrimental to the best interest of the Company, v) act of personal dishonesty that results in personal project in connection with your employment with the Company, or vi) breach of fiduciary duty owed to the Company. The Severance Payment will be paid in lump sum and in accordance with the Company’s regular semi-monthly payroll practices and will begin on the Company’s next regularly scheduled pay date following the latter of the Termination Date or the expiration of any applicable revocation period, unless otherwise required by law. The Severance Payment will be subject to appropriate federal and state withholding.
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cc: Human Resources
ACCEPTED BY: Robert Pons
/s/ Robert Pons
Executive Account Development
Develop/introduce a minimum of 12 senior accounts relationships to the Company each year, which will deliver measurable margin to the Company. For performance year 2016, the minimum senior accounts relationships will be set at 6.
Develop and present an M&A strategy to the Company.
Execute and document M&A initiatives and results.
Present, where applicable, M&A opportunities to the parent company for consideration and follow up.