(b) By Reason of Constructive Termination. Provided you have not previously been notified of the Companys intention to terminate your employment, you may resign from employment by reason of Constructive Termination within thirty (30) days after the occurrence of one of the events specified in 9(b) (i-v) below, by giving notice of your resignation in accordance with Paragraph 19 below. In the event of your death or disability as provided in 9(b) (vi & vii) below your employment will terminate by reason of Constructive Termination as of the date of your death or as of the end of the 180 day period.
In the event of such termination, in addition to Final Compensation, you shall be entitled to the following: (i) provided that no benefits are payable to you under a separate severance agreement as a result of such termination, an amount equal to twelve (12) months of your Base Salary at the rate in effect on the date of termination, less applicable withholdings and deductions, paid in a lump sum as provided below (the Severance Payment); (ii) if you are participating in the Companys group health insurance plans on the effective date of termination, and you timely elect and remain eligible for continued coverage under COBRA, or, if applicable, state insurance laws, the Company shall pay that portion of your COBRA premiums that the Company was paying prior to the effective date of termination for twelve months following or for the continuation period for which Employee is eligible, whichever is shorter and in the event the continuation period is provided by state law and is less than twelve months, pay to you the premium payments it would have made for the remainder of the twelve month period (the COBRA Premiums); (iii) fifty percent (50%) of any unvested stock options or unvested restricted shares held by you shall vest in full upon the occurrence of the Constructive Termination, accelerated to one hundred percent (100%) vesting in the event Constructive Termination occurs within thirty days prior to or one hundred eighty days following a Corporate Transaction (as defined below); (iv) at your request, the post-termination exercise grace period set forth in your stock option agreements shall be extended to provide for an exercise period of up to 180 days following the Constructive Termination; provided, however, that such post-termination exercise grace period shall not be extended beyond the period of time that would enable the stock option to remain exempt under IRS Regulation 409A.
Any obligation of the Company to you in Paragraph 9(b) is conditioned upon you signing and returning to the Company a timely and effective release of claims in the form provided by the Company (the Release of Claims). The Release of Claims required for separation benefits in accordance with this Section 9(b) creates legally binding obligations on your part and the Company and its Affiliates therefore advise you to seek the advice of an attorney before signing it. The Severance Payments shall be payable and due as a lump sum thirty (30) days following the later of the effective date of the Release of Claims or the date the Release of Claims, signed by you, is received by the Company, and the COBRA Premiums shall commence upon the effective date of your termination of employment; provided, however, that the Company has the right to terminate the payment of COBRA Premiums if a Release of Claims has not been delivered by you within thirty (30) days following the effective date of your termination of