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General Release of Claims
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General Release of Claims. (A) Executive and the Executive’s heirs, executors, administrators, successors and assigns (collectively referred to throughout this Agreement as “Employee”) knowingly and voluntarily release and forever discharge the Company and its affiliates, subsidiaries, divisions, benefit plans, successors and assigns in such capacity, and the current, future and former employees, officers, directors, trustees and agents thereof (collectively referred to as “Employer”) from any and all actions, causes of action, contributions, indemnities, duties, debts, sums of money, suits, controversies, restitutions, understandings, agreements, promises, claims regarding stock, stock options or other forms of equity compensation, commitments, damages, fees and liabilities, responsibilities and any and all claims, demands, executions and liabilities of whatsoever kind, nature or description, oral or written, known or 177505654 v5

General Release of Claims. This Supplemental Release of Claims (the “Supplemental Release”) releases all claims against [[Company:Organization]] (the “Company”) that may have arisen between the date Executive signed the Consulting Agreement on ​, 2021 (the “Agreement”), and the Termination Date (as defined in the Agreement). By signing this Supplemental Release, and in return for the Consideration set forth in Section 2 of the Agreement, Executive on behalf of himself and his agents and successors in interest, hereby UNCONDITIONALLY RELEASES AND DISCHARGES the Company, its successors, subsidiaries, parent companies and its affiliates and each of their respective partners, equity holders, principals and employees), shareholders, assigns, joint ventures, and affiliated companies and all of their respective agents, legal representatives, shareholders, attorneys, employees, members, managers, officers, directors and affiliates (collectively, the “Releasees”) from ALL CLAIMS, LIABILITIES, DEMANDS AND CAUSES OF ACTION that he may by law release, whether known or unknown, fixed or contingent, that he may have or claim to have against any Releasee for any reason as of the date of Executive’s execution of this Supplemental Release. Executive specifically acknowledges and agrees that he is releasing any and all rights under federal, state and local employment laws including without limitation the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 1981, the Americans With Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, the anti-retaliation provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, the Equal Pay Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, the Employee Polygraph Protection Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and any and all other local, state, and federal law claims arising under statute or common law. It is agreed that this is a general release and it is to be broadly construed as a release of all claims, except as set forth in Section 2 below.

General Release of Claims. As consideration of and in exchange for the payments and benefits described in Sections 2 and 3 herein, Executive and his successors release the Company, its parents and subsidiaries, and each of those entities’ respective current and former shareholders, investors, directors, officers, employees, agents, accountants, attorneys, tax advisors, insurers, legal successors and assigns, of and from any and all action or actions, cause or causes of action, in law or in equity, suits, debts, liens, contracts, agreements, promises, liability, claims, demands, damages, loss, cost or expense, of any nature whatsoever, whether now known or unknown, fixed or contingent, which Executive now has, or at any other time had, or shall or may have against those released parties based upon or arising out of any matter, cause, fact, thing, act or omission whatsoever occurring or existing at any time up to and including the date on which Executive signs this Agreement, including, but not limited to any claim arising out of his employment with and/or separation from the Company, including, but not limited to, any claims for breach of express or implied contract; wrongful termination; constructive discharge; discrimination; harassment; retaliation; fraud; defamation; infliction of emotional distress; any and all claims arising under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, The Family Medical Leave Act, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, the Immigration and Nationality Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, the National Labor Relations Act, the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, the California Family Rights Act, the California Family and Medical Leave law, or the California Labor Code, all as amended; and any claim or damage arising out of Executive’s employment with and/or separation from the Company under any common law theory, or any federal, state or local law, statute or ordinance not expressly referenced above; provided, however, that nothing in this Agreement prevents Executive from filing, cooperating with, or participating in any proceeding before the EEOC or a State Fair Employment Practices Agency except that Executive acknowledges that he may not be able to recover any monetary benefits in connection with any such claim. Notwithstanding the above release of claims, it is expressly understood that this release does not apply to, and shall not be construed as, a waiver or release of any claims or rights that cannot lawfully be released by private agreement. This release of claims shall not affect Executive’s # existing indemnity rights from the Company (whether pursuant to contract or statute, including, but not limited to, his indemnity rights pursuant to the Indemnification Agreement and California Labor Code section 2802), which rights shall remain in full force and effect, # claims for unemployment compensation or any state disability insurance benefits pursuant to the terms of applicable state law; # claims for workers’ compensation insurance benefits under the terms of any worker’s compensation insurance policy or fund of the Company; and # claims to continued participation in certain of the Company’s group benefit plans pursuant to the terms and conditions of COBRA. In addition, the above release of claims is not intended to apply to or impact any continuing obligations the Company may have related to any benefit entitlements vested as the date of Executive’s employment termination, pursuant to written terms of any Company employee benefit plan.

In exchange for the consideration provided to Executive pursuant to this Agreement, Executive, on behalf of Executive and all of Executive’s spouse, heirs, executors, administrators, successors, and assigns (collectively, “Releasors”), hereby knowingly and voluntarily releases and forever waives and discharges the Company and/or its current and former parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, divisions, predecessor companies, related companies, their successors and assigns, their affiliated and predecessor companies and the current and former employees, attorneys, representatives, insurers, equityholders, owners, members, officers, general partners, limited partners, directors and agents thereof, and the current and former trustees or administrators of any pension or other benefit plan applicable to Executive or any other current or former executives of the Company, and investment funds or other investment vehicles managed by any of the foregoing and/or for which they perform services (collectively, with the Company, the “Company Group” and each a “Company Group Member”), and each Company Group Member’s respective current and former directors, members, trustees, controlling shareholders, subsidiaries, general partners, limited partners, affiliates, related companies, divisions, officers, employees, agents, insurers, representatives, and attorneys (collectively with the Company Group, referred to throughout the remainder of this Agreement as “Releasees,” and each a “Releasee”), of and from any and all claims, including statutory claims, regulatory claims and claims under this Agreement, demands, debts, obligations, promises, controversies, compensatory damages, liquidated damages, punitive or exemplary damages, any other damages, claims for costs and attorneys’ fees, rights, actions and causes of action, losses or liabilities of any nature whatsoever in law and in equity and any other claims, liabilities or matters, known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected, foreseen or unforeseen, whether accrued or contingent, which Executive or any of the other Releasors had, has or may have against the Releasees, or any of them, from the beginning of time through the date of execution of this Agreement, including, but not limited to, by reason of, arising out of, connected with, or concerning Executive’s employment or service with the Company and/or separation from the Company, except claims that the law does not permit Executive or any of the Releasors to waive (collectively, the “Released Claims”). Executive acknowledges that the Released Claims specifically include, but are not limited to, any and all claims for fraud, breach of express or implied contract, breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, interference with contractual rights, violation of public policy, invasion of privacy, intentional or negligent infliction of emotional distress, whistleblowing laws, intentional or negligent misrepresentation, defamation, libel, slander, or breach of privacy; claims for failure to pay wages, benefits, deferred compensation, commissions, bonuses, vacation / PTO pay, expenses, severance pay, pay in lieu of notice, attorneys’ fees, or other compensation of any sort; claims related to equity or equity-based awards or costs, or other grants, awards, or warrants; claims related to any tangible or intangible property of Employee that remains with the Company; claims for retaliation, harassment or discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, disability, medical condition, marital status, gender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic or criteria protected by law; any claim under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII, as amended), 42 U.S.C. §§ 2000e, et seq., the Civil Rights Act of 1991, the Civil Rights Act of 1866, the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), 29 U.S.C. §§ 2601, et seq., the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”),

General Release of Claims. In exchange of the consideration described above, including the Post‑Separation Equity Award Vesting, Executive unconditionally, irrevocably and absolutely releases and discharges the Company, and any parent and subsidiary corporations, divisions and affiliated corporations, partnerships or other affiliated entities of the Company, past and present, as well as the Company’s employees, officers, directors, agents, successors and assigns (collectively, “Released Parties”), from all claims related in any way to the transactions or occurrences between them to date, to the fullest extent permitted by law, including, but not limited to, Executive’s employment with the Company, the termination of Executive’s employment, and all other losses, liabilities, claims, charges, demands and causes of action, known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected, arising directly or indirectly out of or in any way connected with Executive’s employment with the Company. This release is intended to have the broadest possible application and includes, but is not limited to, any tort, contract, wrongful discharge, common law, constitutional or other statutory claims, including, but not limited to alleged violations of the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”); the Fair Labor Standards Act; the Fair Credit Reporting Act; the Americans with Disabilities Act; the Family Medical Leave Act; the Equal Pay Act; the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974; the National Labor Relations Act; the Arizona Minimum Wage Act; Arizona Equal Pay Act, the Arizona Employment Protection Act, the Arizona Civil Rights Act, the Arizona Occupational Health and Safety Act; Arizona Right to Work Act, the Arizona Drug Testing of Employees Act, the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act, and all other laws against discrimination, governing wage and hour, or applicable to employment that may be the subject of a release under applicable law. Executive expressly waives his right to recovery of any type, including damages or reinstatement, in any court action, whether state or federal, and whether brought by Executive or on his behalf, related in any way to the matters released herein. Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed to prohibit Executive from reporting conduct to, providing truthful information to or participating in any investigation or proceeding conducted by any federal or state government agency or self‑regulatory organization.

General Release of Claims. In consideration for, among other terms, the compensation set out in Section 3, to which Consultant acknowledges and agrees that Consultant would otherwise not be entitled, Consultant voluntarily releases and forever discharges the Company, its affiliated and related entities (including, without limitation, direct and indirect parent companies (including, without limitation, [[Company:Organization]]) and direct and indirect subsidiaries and direct and indirect affiliates, its and their respective predecessors, successors and assigns, its and their respective employee benefit plans and fiduciaries of such plans, and the past, present and future officers, directors, stockholders, members, managers, employees, attorneys, accountants, agents and representatives of each of the foregoing in their official and personal capacities (collectively referred to as the “Releasees”) generally from all claims, demands, debts, damages and liabilities of every name and nature, known or unknown (“Claims”) that, as of the effective date of this Agreement, Consultant has, ever had, now claims to have or ever claimed to have had against any or all of the Releasees. This release includes, without limitation, all Claims: relating to Consultant’s employment by and departure of employment with the Company; of wrongful discharge; of breach of contract; of discrimination or retaliation under federal, state or local law (including, without limitation, Claims of discrimination or retaliation under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 or Massachusetts General Laws ch. 151B); under the Massachusetts Right of Privacy Act (MGL ch. 214 [Sec. 1B]), the Massachusetts Consumer Protection Act (MGL ch. 93A), the Massachusetts Domestic Violence Leave Act (MGL ch. 149 [Sec. 52E]) or the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1200); under any other federal or state statute; of defamation or other torts; of violation of public policy; for wages, bonuses, incentive compensation, including without limitation Claims pursuant to the Massachusetts Wage Act, vacation pay or any other compensation or benefits; for stock, stock options, unit options, units, profit interests, incentive units or any other equity interests or rights to acquire equity interests in the Company or any other Releasee; and for damages or other remedies of any sort, including, without limitation, compensatory damages, punitive damages, injunctive relief and attorney’s fees. Consultant further represents that Consultant has not filed any Claim against the Releasees in any forum. Notwithstanding the foregoing, this general release does not release: # claims that cannot be waived as a matter of law; and # Consultant’s rights under this Agreement.

General Release of Claims. In consideration of the payments made to Employee by the Company and the promises contained in this Agreement, Employee on behalf of himself and his/her agents and successors in interest, hereby UNCONDITIONALLY RELEASES AND DISCHARGES the Company, its successors, subsidiaries, parent companies, assigns, joint ventures, and affiliated companies and their respective agents, legal representatives, shareholders, attorneys, employees, members, managers, officers and directors (collectively, the “Releasees”) from ALL CLAIMS, LIABILITIES, DEMANDS AND CAUSES OF ACTION which he may by law release, as well as all contractual obligations not expressly set forth in this Agreement, whether known or unknown, fixed or contingent, that he may have or claim to have against any Releasee for any reason as of the date of execution of this Agreement. This General Release and Covenant Not To Sue includes, but is not limited to, claims arising under federal, state or local laws prohibiting employment discrimination; claims arising under severance plans and contracts; and claims growing out of any legal restrictions on the Company’s rights to terminate its employees or to take any other employment action, whether statutory, contractual or arising under common law or case law. Employee specifically acknowledges and agrees that he is releasing any and all rights under federal, state and local employment laws including without limitation the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 1981, the Americans With Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, the anti-retaliation provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, the Equal Pay Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, the Employee Polygraph Protection Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and any and all other local, state, and federal law claims arising under statute or common law. It is agreed that this is a general release and it is to be broadly construed as a release of all claims, except as set forth in Paragraph 4(e) below.

General Release of Claims. Employee releases, forever discharges, and covenants not to sue Methode, Grakon, and their current or former parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, predecessors, and successors, and each of their respective current or former insurers, directors, officers, managers, members, employees, agents, and assigns (collectively, “Releasees”), with respect to any and all claims, causes of action, suits, debts, sums of money, controversies, agreements, promises, damages, and demands whatsoever, including attorneys’ fees and court costs, in law or equity or before any federal, state or local administrative agency, whether known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected, which Employee has, had, or may have, based on any event occurring, or alleged to have occurred, to the date Employee executes this Agreement. This release includes, but is not limited to, claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, the Illinois Human Rights Act, the Washington Law Against Discrimination, the Washington Family Leave Act‎, Chapters 21 and 451 of the Texas Labor Code‎, and any other federal, state or local statute, law, regulation, ordinance, or order, claims for retaliatory discharge, and claims arising under common law, contract, implied contract, public policy or tort. Employee expressly waives and relinquishes all rights and benefits provided to Employee by any statute or other law that prohibits release of unspecified claims and acknowledges that this release is intended to include all claims Employee has or may have to the date Employee executes this Agreement, whether Employee is aware of them or not, and that all such claims are released by this Agreement. This Agreement does not prevent Employee from filing a charge, testifying, assisting, or cooperating with the EEOC, but Employee waives any right to any relief of any kind should the EEOC pursue any claim on Employee’s behalf.

General Release of Claims. In consideration for the compensation and other benefits provided herein, Executive agrees to execute a release, substantially in the form attached hereto as [Exhibit A], at the Transition Time or, if later within 21 days after March 26, 2020, that is not revoked by Executive during any applicable revocation period provided in such release (which shall release and discharge the Company and its Affiliates, and their officers, directors, managers, employees and agents from any and all claims or causes of action of any kind or character, including but not limited to all claims or causes of action arising out of Executive’s employment with the Company or its Affiliates prior to the Transition Time, but specifically excluding any claims or causes of action arising under this Agreement.

General Release of Claims. As set forth in paragraph 1 above, [[ViewRay:Organization]] will provide Executive the Release, in the form attached hereto at Exhibit A, on the date of his or her termination, whenever the termination takes place either during the Severance Period or after the expiration of the Severance Period, and Executive will thereafter have the number of days set forth therein to consider and execute the Release. Executive hereby acknowledges and agrees that his or her entitlement to the payments and benefits set forth in this paragraph 2 are fully contingent upon Executive's execution and non-revocation of the Release. In the event Executive fails to execute the Release after the effective date of his or her termination, Executive will be required to immediately pay back and/or return all payments and benefits theretofore received as consideration under this Agreement and [[ViewRay:Organization]] will be thereafter relieved of any obligation to pay or provide any additional pay or benefits hereunder.

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