Like any compensation or benefit, the costs must be weighed against the potential profit. First, there is no financial cost if there is no change of control. There are potential risks to consider: as with all contractual transactions, the written provisions themselves apply. The example below is an example of a change in the definition of control: (ii) the employer pays management severance pay and, instead of additional compensation for periods following the termination date, in a single payment, a cash amount equal to two and a half (2 1/2) times the sum of (A) of the basic amount and (B) of the amount of the premium; However, if there is an employment contract between the company and management on the day of the termination, any amount owed to the executive in accordance with this section 3 b) (ii) is reduced by the basic amount and the amount of the bonus paid as severance pay with severance pay instead of compensation for periods following the termination date. Exchange-in-control agreements, sometimes referred to as “golden parachutes,” compensate executives for job losses due to mergers or sales. Executives are agents charged with acting in the best interests of the company and shareholders. However, CEOs face difficulties associated with merging or selling the company, the end result of which will result in the loss of his position as an executive. Exchange-in-control agreements are structured to encourage executives to seek and open up opportunities for sale or mergers if it is in the interests of shareholders, without hesitation in losing their own positions. The language below is an example of a change in the modified triggering of the control provision: “Termination Upon Change of Control” means: a) any termination of board activity by the company without cause during the period beginning at or after the date on which the company first engaged in public activity. announces a final agreement that would lead to a change of control (although still subject to approval by the company`s shareholders and other conditions and contingencies) and ends on the date of twelve (12) months after a change of control; (b) any resignation of management on the basis of a reduction in responsibilities, where (i) this reduction in responsibilities is made during the period from or after the date; the company publicly announces for the first time a final agreement that would lead to a change of control (even if it is still subject to the approval of the company`s shareholders and other conditions and contingencies) and ends on the date of 12 (12) months after the change of control, and (ii) such resignation occurs within a hundred and twenty days (120) days after such a reduction in responsibilities.