SEPARATION AGREEMENT AND RELEASE
This Separation Agreement and Release (the “Agreement”) is entered into by James Tu
(“Employee”) and Energy Focus, Inc. (“Energy Focus” or the “Company”). Employee and
Energy Focus are collectively referred to in this Agreement as the “Parties.”
In consideration of the promises and agreements contained herein and other good and
valuable consideration, the sufficiency and receipt of which are hereby acknowledged, and
intending to be legally bound, Energy Focus and Employee hereby agree as follows:
1. Employee Resignation from the Board and Separation from Employment.
Employee hereby tenders his resignation (a) as a member of the Company’s Board of Directors
(the “Board”),(b) from all offices of any entity that is a subsidiary of, or is otherwise related to or
affiliated with, the Company, and (c) as Chief Executive Officer and President and an employee
of the Company, effective February 19, 2017 (the “Separation Date”). Energy Focus hereby
accepts Employee’s resignation, and the parties agree that Employee’s employment with
Energy Focus will end on the Separation Date.
2. Accrued Unused Vacation Days. Regardless of whether Employee signs this
Agreement, Employee will be paid for accrued unused PTO time, which the Parties agree is 200
hours and which is equivalent to $38,461.55. Such payout will be made subject to applicable
taxes and withholdings. Energy Focus will pay Employee this amount on the first regular
paydate after the Separation Date.
3. Severance Pay and Other Consideration. Subject to, and in consideration of
Employee’s execution and non-revocation of this Agreement, and provided that Employee is not
in material breach of any of the terms of this Agreement, Energy Focus will provide Employee
the following pay and benefits:
(a) Energy Focus will pay Employee separation pay equal to twelve (12) months of
pay at Employee’s regular base salary of $33,333.33 per month. These payments amount to a
total sum of a total of $400,000, less deductions and withholdings as required by applicable law,
and will be made in equal periodic installments corresponding to Energy Focus’s regular
biweekly payroll dates (the “Severance Pay Period”). These payments will not begin until after
the Separation Date and after the seven (7) day revocation period described below has expired
without any revocation having been made, but the first bi-weekly payment will include make-up
payments, without interest, for any bi-weekly pay periods between the Separation Date and the
first severance payment.
(b) Employee agrees that he will not receive any bonus or cash incentive payment
for calendar year 2016.
(c) If Employee and his dependents were enrolled in the Company’s health plan on
the Separation Date, Employee’s and such dependents’ benefits will continue for twelve (12)
months from the effective date of this Agreement for medical, dental and vision benefits; and all
other benefits will cease on the Separation Date. Employee may elect to continue his
participation and that of his eligible dependents in those plans after the expiration of this twelve-
month period for a period of time under the federal law known as COBRA. Within 2 to 3 weeks
after expiration of the twelve-month period Employee will receive a letter mailed to Employee’s
address on file explaining options available under COBRA laws to extend health, dental and
vision insurance coverage at Employee’s sole expense, plus any administrative charges that
may be applicable.
(d) All outstanding and vested stock options that are vested as of the Separation
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Date shall remain exercisable for such period as provided under the applicable award
agreement and plan but in no event later than the last day of the option term. Any unvested
stock options and restricted stock units shall terminate as of the Separation Date.
(e) Within two (2) weeks after the Separation Date, Employee will file a final expense
report with all supporting documentation covering any last expenses incurred on behalf of the
Company. Thereafter, the Company will either (i) reimburse Employee for any pending,
reasonable business-related credit card charges for which Employee has not already been
reimbursed, or (ii) pay such charge directly to the card-issuing bank. Such reimbursement will
be made no later than thirty (30) days after the final expense reimbursement request has been
submitted to the Company. Employee hereby authorizes the Company to deduct from monies
to be paid to Employee under this Agreement any balance remaining on Employee’s Company
credit card account after such (i) reimbursement or (ii) direct payment. Only those expenses
incurred by Employee prior to the Separation Date shall be eligible for reimbursement.
(f) Up to an aggregate of $10,000 of (i) attorney’s fees and related expenses
payable to Reavis Parent and Lehrer LLP for legal advice rendered in connection with this
matter, and (ii) for any executive coaching or outplacement services provided to the Employee
during the Severance Pay Period, in each case, directly to the provider of these services upon
receipt of an invoice of services rendered.
Employee acknowledges that the payment(s) and other consideration provided in this
Section 3 are solely in exchange for the promises in this Agreement.
4. No Other Payments. Other than the payments described in this Agreement, Employee
acknowledges and agrees that Employee has not earned, and is not eligible for any other
monies, bonuses or other compensation from Energy Focus; provided, however, that Employee
remains eligible to receive such benefits as Employee may otherwise be entitled under the
qualified retirement plans of Energy Focus, subject to the terms of such plans and the
applicable law. The Parties agree that any employer contributions or matching for any
retirement plan contributions shall cease as of the Separation Date, except that any
contributions that have accrued through the Separation Date but have not yet been contributed
to such plans shall be contributed in accordance with the plan terms.
(a) Scope of Release. Employee, on behalf of himself, his spouse, heirs,
executors, administrators and assigns, and anyone else claiming on Employee’s behalf,
releases and discharges Energy Focus, Inc., its shareholders, parents, subsidiaries, affiliates,
predecessors, successors and assigns, and all of their respective current and former directors,
trustees, officers, attorneys, agents, and employees in their corporate as well as personal
capacities (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from liability for all claims, demands, rights,
actions, causes of actions, obligations, suits and controversies, known or unknown, (collectively,
“Claims”) arising prior to and up to and including the date Employee signs this Agreement. This
release includes, but is not limited to: (a) all Claims arising out of or in any way related to
Employee’s employment or separation from employment with Energy Focus, including but not
limited to any action sounding in tort or contract (express or implied), any claim for promissory
estoppel, emotional distress, pain and suffering, punitive damages, attorneys’ fees, benefits,
wages or any other compensation, wrongful discharge, any violation of public policy, any claim
of discrimination, harassment or retaliation on any basis including, but not limited to age, race,
religion, sex, national origin or disability, whether arising under common law or under any
federal, state or local law, including, but not limited to, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,
the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (including as amended by the Older Workers Benefit
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Protection Act), the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the New
York Executive Law, the New York State Human Rights Law, the New York City Human Rights
Law, the New York Labor Law, the New York Equal Pay Law, the New York Civil Rights Law,
the New York Rights of Persons With Disabilities Law, the New York Equal Rights Law, the New
York City Administrative Code, Ohio Revised Code Chapter 4112, and any other law relating to
employment, and any Claims growing out of any legal restriction on an employer’s right to
discharge its employees or executives; and (b) any and all Claims of any sort arising from
events or circumstances occurring prior to when Employee signs this Agreement.
(i) The foregoing release does not waive rights or claims that may arise after
the date this Agreement is executed or that cannot be waived as a matter of law. The foregoing
release does not waive any rights that Employee may have to continue health or other benefits
at Employee’s expense, pursuant to COBRA or applicable state law. Nothing in any part of this
Agreement is intended to, or shall, interfere with Employee’s right to file or otherwise participate
in a charge, investigation, or proceeding conducted by the Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission or other federal, state, or local government agency.
(ii) Employee shall not, however, be entitled to any relief, recovery, or
monies in connection with any such matter brought against any of the Released Parties,
regardless of who filed or initiated any such charge, investigation, or proceeding. Employee
agrees that Employee will neither seek nor accept, from any source whatsoever, any further
benefit, payment, or other consideration relating to any rights or claims that have been released
in this Agreement. The prohibitions on further recovery in this paragraph 5(B)(ii) shall not apply
to any monetary award from a government-administered whistleblower award program for
providing information directly to a government agency.
6. Will Not Seek Re-Employment. Employee understands and agrees that the
employment relationship with Energy Focus will end as of the Separation Date, and Employee
agrees not to seek re-employment with Energy Focus at any time in the future. If Employee
should become re-employed by Energy Focus in the future, this section shall be sufficient
grounds to terminate such employment.
7. Return of Property. Employee acknowledges that before signing this Agreement, or
within two days thereafter, Employee has returned or will return to Energy Focus any and all
Energy Focus property in Employee’s possession. Such property includes, but is not limited to
Energy Focus keys, credit cards, records, files, lists and/or any other materials prepared by
Employee or any other Energy Focus employee which relate in any way to Energy Focus.
Employee shall also, by the same deadline, provide to the Chairman of the Board a list of
passwords or access codes to Employee’s work computer and any internal systems or external
subscriptions paid for by Energy Focus to which Employee has password-restricted access.
8. No Admission of Liability. The Parties agree that: (a) this Agreement is a means of
amicably resolving any differences relating to Employee’s employment and separation from
employment; (b) this Agreement is not intended to be, and should not be construed as, an
admission of liability on the part of Energy Focus or Employee; and (c) this Agreement was
proposed and entered into solely for the purpose of amicably resolving all issues arising out of
Employee’s employment and separation from employment.
9. Nondisclosure of the Company’s Confidential Information.
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(i) “Company Business” is the development, production and sale of
commercial lighting products.
(ii) “Confidential Information” shall mean nonpublic information or material (1)
that is proprietary to the Company or its customers, is confidential, or is a trade secret,
regardless of whether it is specifically designated or labeled as confidential by and of the
Company, or (2) that Employee creates, discovers, develops in whole or in part, or of which
Employee obtains knowledge of or access to, as a result of Employee’s relationship with the
Company. Confidential Information generally includes, but is not limited to, designs, works of
authorship, mask works, formulas, ideas, concepts, techniques, inventions, devices,
improvements, know-how, methods, processes, drawings, specifications, models, data,
documentation, diagrams, flow charts, research, developments, procedures, software in various
stages of development, source code, object code, marketing techniques and materials,
business, marketing, development and product plans, financial information, customer
information, strategic information, and other confidential business or technical information.
Confidential Information does not include information which (x) is or becomes publicly available
(other than by disclosure or other wrongful act by the Employee), or (y) was known to the
Employee before the Employee began employment with the Company.
(b) Obligation to Protect Confidential Information. Employee recognizes and
acknowledges that Confidential Information includes valuable, special and unique assets of the
Company. Subject to the exceptions described below, (i) Employee shall forever protect and
maintain the confidentiality of Confidential Information; and (ii) Employee shall never, directly or
indirectly, use, publish, post, copy, duplicate, or disclose Confidential Information, or encourage,
aid, or abet such activity, except as required in the course of Employee’s job duties at the
Company and, then only to individuals who have a need to know based on such individual’s job
responsibilities at the Company.
(c) Exceptions to Section 9(b). The restrictions in Section 9(b) do not apply to any of
the following situations, so long as the Employee takes all reasonable steps to ensure that the
scope of disclosure does not exceed the permitted scope and that such disclosure does not
extend beyond the parameters of what is permitted:
(i) Employee may respond to a lawful and valid subpoena or other legal
process or court order that seeks the disclosure of Confidential Information but: (1) shall give
the Company’s Chief Executive Officer or Chief Financial Officer the earliest possible notice of
the receipt thereof; (2) shall, as much in advance of the return date as possible, make available
to the Company’s Chief Executive Officer or Chief Financial Officer the documents and other
information sought; and (3) shall assist the Company’s legal counsel, at the Company’s
expense, in resisting or otherwise responding to such subpoena or process.
(ii) Employee may disclose Confidential Information to a government agency
as part of a report, complaint, or investigation without providing notice to the Company.
(iii) Employee shall not be held criminally or civilly liable under any Federal or
State trade secret law for the disclosure of a trade secret that is made (1) in confidence to a
Federal, State, or local government official, either directly or indirectly, or to an attorney; and (2)
solely for the purpose of reporting or investigating a suspected violation of law. In addition,
Employee shall not be held criminally or civilly liable under any Federal or State trade secret law
for the disclosure of a trade secret that is made in a complaint or other document filed in a
lawsuit or other proceeding, if such filing is made under seal. Furthermore, in the event
Employee files a lawsuit for retaliation by the Company for reporting a suspected violation of
law, Employee may disclose the trade secret to Employee’s attorney and use the trade secret
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information in the court proceeding, if Employee files any document containing the trade secret
under seal and does not disclose the trade secret, except pursuant to court order.
(a) Employee will not make any statements or disclose any untrue information
concerning Energy Focus, its directors, officers, management, staff, employees,
representatives, or agents (collectively, “Energy Focus or its management”), which are likely to
disparage Energy Focus or its management, which are likely to damage the reputation or
business prospects of Energy Focus or its management, or which are likely to interfere in any
way with the business relations Energy Focus has with its customers (including potential
customers), suppliers, vendors, employees, investors, or shareholders. Energy Focus
acknowledges that nothing in this Paragraph shall limit Employee from testifying in or otherwise
cooperating with any federal, state, or civil action, investigation or inquiry.
(b) Energy Focus’s executive officers and directors will not make any statements or
disclose any untrue information concerning Employee, which are likely to disparage or damage
the Employee’s reputation or stature in the business community. Employee acknowledges that
nothing in this Paragraph shall limit Energy Focus or any of its employees or directors from
testifying in or otherwise cooperating with any federal, state, or civil action, investigation or
inquiry; or from releasing truthful information or making truthful statements.
11. Non-Solicitation. Employee agrees that, for a period of one (1) year after the
Separation Date, Employee will not personally, and will not instruct or directly or indirectly assist
any other individual or entity to, persuade or encourage, or attempt to persuade or encourage,
(a) any producer, manufacturer, licensor, supplier, vendor or any other person providing goods
or services to Energy Focus not to conduct business with Energy Focus or to reduce the
amount of business it conducts with Energy Focus; (b) any customer or potential customer not
to conduct business with Energy Focus or to reduce the amount of business it conducts with
Energy Focus; or (c) any employee of Energy Focus to leave Energy Focus’s employ. For the
purposes hereof, “customer” shall include any prospective customer to whom Energy Focus
made a presentation (or similar offering of services) within a period of ninety (90) days
immediately preceding the Separation Date. These restrictions shall be in addition to the
restrictions described in the Confidentiality Agreement, including but not limited to Sections G
and H, which remain in full force and effect.
(a) For a period of one (1) year after the Separation Date, Employee shall not: (i)
directly or indirectly act in concert or conspire with any person employed by the Company in
order to engage in or prepare to engage in or to have a financial or other interest in any
business or any activity that he knows (or reasonably should have known) to be directly
competitive either with Company Business as then being carried on or with any business,
activity, product or service which was under active development while Employee was employed
by the Company if such development was actively pursued or considered during the two (2)
year period preceding the Separation Date; or (ii) serve as an employee, agent, partner,
shareholder, director, or consultant for, or in any other capacity participate, engage, or have a
financial or other interest in any business or any activity that he knows (or reasonably should
have known) to be directly competitive either with the Company Business as then being carried
on or with any business, activity, product or service which was under active development while
Employee was employed by the Company if such development was actively pursued or
considered during the two (2) year period preceding the Separation Date (provided, however,
that notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement, Employee may own
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up to two percent (2%) of the outstanding shares of the capital stock of a company whose
securities are registered under Section 12 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934).
(b) In the event Employee violates any provision of this Section 12 as to which there
is a specific time period during which he is prohibited from taking certain actions or from
engaging in certain activities as set forth in such provision, such violation shall toll the running of
such time period from the date of such violation until such violation shall cease. The foregoing
shall in no way limit the Company’s rights under Section 16 of this Agreement.
(c) Employee has carefully considered the nature and extent of the restrictions upon
him and the rights and remedies conferred upon the Company under this Section 12 and this
Agreement, and hereby acknowledges and agrees that the same are reasonable in time and
territory, are designed to eliminate competition which otherwise would be unfair to the
Company, do not stifle the inherent skill and experience of Employee, would not operate as a
bar to Employee’s sole means of support, are fully required to protect the legitimate interests of
the Company and do not confer a benefit upon the Company disproportionate to the detriment
to Employee. Employee further acknowledges that his obligations in this Section 12 are made
in consideration of, and are adequately supported by the payments by the Company to
Employee described herein.
13. Disclosure. From the date of this Agreement through the end of the applicable
restricted period, Employee will communicate the contents of Sections 9, 10, 11 and 12 of this
Agreement to any person, firm, association, or corporation which he intends to be employed by,
associated in business with, or represent.
14. Standstill and Voting Agreement.
(a) Employee agrees that, unless approved in advance in writing by the Board, the
Employee agrees that neither he nor any of his affiliates, and his and their respective directors,
officers, employees, managing members, general partners, agents and consultants (including
attorneys, financial advisors and accountants) (collectively, “Representatives”) acting on behalf
of or in concert with the Employee (or any of its Representatives) will, for a period of one year
after the date of this Agreement, directly or indirectly:
(i) make any statement or proposal to the Board, any of the Company’s
Representatives or any of the Company’s stockholders regarding, or make any public
announcement, proposal or offer (including any “solicitation” of “proxies” as such terms are
defined or used in Regulation 14A of the Exchange Act) with respect to, or otherwise solicit,
seek or offer to effect (including, for the avoidance of doubt, indirectly by means of
communication with the press or media) (A) any business combination, merger, tender offer,
exchange offer or similar transaction involving the Company or any of its subsidiaries, (B) any
restructuring, recapitalization, liquidation or similar transaction involving the Company or any of
its subsidiaries, (C) any acquisition of any of the Company's loans, debt securities, equity
securities or assets, or rights or options to acquire interests in any of the Company's loans, debt
securities, equity securities or assets, (D) any proposal to seek representation on the Board or
otherwise seek to control or influence the management, Board or any policies of the Company,
(E) any request or proposal to waive, terminate or amend the provisions of this Agreement, or
(F) any proposal, arrangement or other statement that is inconsistent with the terms of this
Agreement, including this Section 14(a)(1);
(ii) instigate, encourage or assist any third party (including forming a “group”
with any such third party) to do, or enter into any discussions or agreements with any third party
with respect to, any of the actions set forth in clause (i) above;
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(iii) take any action which would reasonably be expected to require the
Company or any of its affiliates to make a public announcement regarding any of the actions set
forth in clause (i) above; or
(iv) acquire (or propose or agree to acquire), of record or beneficially, by
purchase or otherwise, any loans, debt securities, equity securities or assets of the Company or
any of its subsidiaries, or rights or options to acquire interests in any of the Company's loans,
debt securities, equity securities or assets, except that Employee may (A) exercise any vested
stock options issued by the Company and held by him upon effectiveness of this Agreement
and (B) beginning six (6) months after the date of this Agreement, Employee may request
advance written approval from the Board to acquire the Company’s securities, which approval
shall be granted solely within the discretion of the Board.
(b) At the Company’s annual meeting of stockholders held in 2017, Employee shall
vote all shares of the Company’s Common Stock over which the Employee has voting control
and shall take all other necessary or desirable actions within such Employee’s control to vote in
favor the proposals recommended by the Board and to elect to the Board any individual
nominated by the Board, as reflected in the Company’s proxy statement for such meeting.
(c) Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this Section 14, the restrictions set
forth in this Section 14 shall terminate and be of no further force and effect if the Company
enters into a definitive agreement with respect to, or publicly announces that it plans to enter
into or is seeking to enter into, a transaction involving all or a controlling portion of the
Company’s equity securities or all or substantially all of the Company's assets (whether by
merger, consolidation, business combination, tender or exchange offer, recapitalization,
restructuring, sale, equity issuance or otherwise).
15. Attorney’s Fees. Both parties agree to bear their own attorney’s fees and related
expenses, if any, in connection with this matter.
16. Choice of Law and Availability of Injunctive Relief. This Agreement shall in all
respects be interpreted, enforced under, and governed by the laws of the State of Ohio.
Notwithstanding the choice or conflict of law rules of any court or competent jurisdiction, the
laws of the State of Ohio should be used to interpret and enforce this Agreement. Any litigated
dispute over this Agreement or any of the matters addressed in this Agreement shall be brought
and maintained solely in the state or federal courts within the State of Ohio. In addition, in
connection with any such court action, Employee acknowledges and agrees that the remedy at
law available to the Company for breach by Executive of any of his obligations under Sections
9, 10, 11, 12 and 14 of this Agreement would be inadequate and that damages flowing from
such a breach would not readily be susceptible to being measured in monetary terms.
Accordingly, Employee acknowledges, consents and agrees that, in addition to any other rights
or remedies which the Company may have at law, in equity or under this Agreement, the
Company shall be entitled to immediate injunctive relief and may obtain a temporary order
restraining any threatened or further breach of any provisions in Sections 9, 10, 11, 12, or 14 of
this Agreement, without the necessity of proof of actual damage.
17. Modifications. No provisions of this Agreement may be modified, amended, or
terminated, except in a writing signed by Employee and by the Chairman of the Board of Energy
18. Entire Agreement. The only pay, benefit or other consideration for signing this
Agreement is described herein. In exchange for signing this Agreement, Employee is being
provided consideration to which Employee would not otherwise be entitled under the Company’s
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usual policies and practices. This Agreement constitutes the complete and final agreement
between the Parties, and supersedes any and all prior representations or agreements, whether
written or oral; except that the agreements evidencing equity awards that have vested as of the
date hereof remain in full force and effect. No other representations, promises or agreements of
any kind have been made by any person or entity to induce Employee to sign this Agreement.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, this Agreement will not affect Employee’s rights to
indemnification or defense as a former officer and employee of Energy Focus or any of its
affiliates under any articles of incorporation, codes of regulations, other charter documents,
insurance policies, or other laws to the extent any are applicable.
19. Cooperation. After the Separation Date, Employee agrees to cooperate with the
Company, including its representatives and attorneys, to provide information or testimony that
may relate to the Company or to matters within the Employee’s knowledge, if called upon by the
Company to do so, for purposes related to any lawsuits, proceedings, administrative actions,
public filings, or to provide other factual information in preparation or anticipation of any such
matter, or to assist with other internal or external Company matters. Employee shall not receive
compensation for providing such cooperation, but if such cooperation is requested by the
Company, Employee shall be entitled to reimbursement from the Company for reasonable out-
of-pocket expenses that are necessarily and reasonably incurred as a result of providing such
cooperation, including for example, airfare, hotel, and related travel expenses, if travel is
requested. If Employee is asked by any person other than the Company (or its representatives
or attorneys) to provide information or testimony related to any matter connected to his
employment or the Company, Employee agrees to provide advance notice to the Company and
to take all reasonable steps to ensure that the Company has an opportunity to respond and/or to
participate in such proceedings, except that Employee need not provide advance notice to the
Company before participating in any whistleblower investigation/proceeding before a
government agency. If Employee is providing testimony for any reason whatsoever, Employee
agrees that he shall give only truthful testimony and shall provide only truthful information, to the
best of his knowledge.
20. Severability. If for any reason any term or provision set forth herein, or part thereof,
containing a restriction on Employee’s activities after the Separation Date is invalid or
unenforceable because it is held to cover an area or to be for a length of time or otherwise have
a scope that is unreasonable or is otherwise construed to be too broad, such term or provision,
or part thereof, shall be reformed and/or modified to provide for a restriction having the
maximum enforceable area, time period and/or other scope (not greater than those contained
herein) as shall be valid and enforceable under applicable law. Otherwise, if any part, term, or
provision of this Agreement be determined by any court of competent jurisdiction to be illegal,
invalid or unenforceable, the validity of the remaining parts, terms or provisions shall not be
affected thereby and the illegal, invalid, or unenforceable part, term, or provision shall be
deemed not to be a part of this Agreement; except, however, that if any portion of the Release
in Section 5 is determined by a judicial order invalid or unenforceable, then the Company shall
have seven days to decide whether (a) to invalidate this entire Agreement, in which case the
entire Agreement will be void and Employee will have to pay back all money that he already
received under Section 3(a) of this Agreement; or (b) to waive its right to invalidate the
Agreement and instead, to keep the Agreement valid and fully enforceable, subject to the
changes needed to remove or modify the portion of the Release that was judicially determined
to be invalid or unenforceable.
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21. Time to Consider/Advised To Consult Counsel. Employee is being given a period of
at least twenty-one (21) calendar days to consider the terms and conditions of this Agreement
before executing it. The Parties agree that any modifications made to this Agreement, material
or otherwise, will not restart and/or affect the running of this 21 day period. Employee is
advised to consult with an attorney of Employee’s choice prior to executing this Agreement.
Employee acknowledges that Employee has carefully read this Agreement, understands the
content and effect of this Agreement, and intends to be bound by it.
22. Time to Revoke/Effective Date. This Agreement shall become effective seven (7) days
after Employee has signed it. Prior to the expiration of the 7-day period, Employee has the right
to revoke this Agreement by delivering written notice of cancellation to the CEO and Chairman
of the Board, Energy Focus, Inc., Empire State Building, 350 Fifth Avenue, Suite 6705, New
York, NY 10118, in a manner such that the revocation is received before the 7-day period ends.
If Employee does not revoke this Agreement with the 7-day revocation period, this Agreement
shall become effective upon the expiration of the revocation period.
23. Other Representations. Employee represents and warrants that (a) if Employee has
incurred any workplace injury at Energy Focus, Employee has previously reported such injury in
writing, and Employee is unaware of any facts that could give rise to any workers compensation
claim that has not already been filed, (b) Employee has reported, and has been paid for, all time
worked through the date Employee signed this Agreement, with the possible exception of time
worked during the last pay period and through the Separation Date, which may not yet have
been paid but will be paid to Employee as described above, and (c) Employee has been
provided all leave that Employee requested, and Employee is unaware of any facts that would
give rise to any claim under the Family Medical Leave Act or any other state or local leave law.
If Employee disagrees with any of the representations in this section, Employee has fully
explained all applicable details in writing next to Employee’s signature at the end of this
Agreement, attaching additional pages if necessary.
24. Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in counterparts, all of which taken
together shall constitute an instrument enforceable and binding upon the undersigned parties.
EMPLOYEE ACKNOWLEDGES THAT EMPLOYEE HAS CAREFULLY READ THIS
AGREEMENT AND UNDERSTANDS THE CONTENT AND CONSEQUENCES OF SIGNING
THIS AGREEMENT. EMPLOYEE FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGES THAT EMPLOYEE
EXECUTES THIS AGREEMENT KNOWINGLY AND VOLUNTARILY WITH THE INTENT TO
BE LEGALLY BOUND BY IT.
Having agreed to the foregoing terms of this Agreement, the Parties have executed it on the
date indicated below.
ENERGY FOCUS, INC. EMPLOYEE
By: /s/ Theodore L. Tewksbury III /s/ James Tu
Name: Theodore L. Tewksbury III Signature
Executive Chairman of the Board James Tu
Title Print Name
February 18, 2017 February 18, 2017