This agreement is intended to meet the requirements of Section 409A of the Code („Section 409A“), and you and the company agree to amend this agreement if necessary or desirable to comply with the guidelines published in Section 409A after the date of the agreement or to adequately reflect, without violating Section 409A. If one or more provisions of this agreement do not comply with the provisions of Section 409A, the other provisions of this agreement remain in force and the agreement is managed and enforced as if the non-compliant provisions were not parties to this agreement. In this case, you and the company will endeavour to agree to an appropriate replacement of the non-compliant provisions, unless a replaced provision results in non-compliance with Clause 409A and, if they agree, will include these replacement provisions in this agreement, provided that this amendment does not result in increased costs to the company. In the event that a payment or benefit made under a compensation plan, program or agreement of the company constitutes payments or benefits in accordance with an unqualified deferred compensation plan within the meaning of Section 409A and, at the time of your „disconnection of the benefit,“ you are a „determined employee“ within the meaning of Section 409A , these payments or benefits are delayed until the sixth month of your „separation of service.“ Any payment made under this agreement is referred to as „separate payment“ within the meaning of Section 409A. All refunds and in-kind benefits granted under this agreement are granted or granted in accordance with Section 409A requirements, as long as these refunds or benefits in kind are subject to Section 409A. All refunds for expenses paid under this price that constitute taxable income for you will not be paid later than at the end of the calendar year following the calendar year in which you pay these fees or this associated tax.