A. Covenant Not to Compete. I agree that during the course of my employment and for a period of twelve (12)months immediately following the termination of my relationship with the Company, whether I resign voluntarily or am terminated by the Company involuntarily, I will not, without the prior written consent of the Company, whether paid or not: (i)serve as a partner, principal, licensor, licensee, employee, consultant, officer, director, manager, agent, affiliate, representative, advisor, promoter, associate, investor, or otherwise for, (ii)directly or indirectly, own, purchase, organize or take preparatory steps for the organization of, or (iii)build, design, finance, acquire, lease, operate, manage, control, invest in, work or consult for or otherwise join, participate in or affiliate myself with, any business whose business, products or operations are in any respect competitive with or otherwise similar to the Companys business. For illustrative purposes only, examples of such companies include, but are not limited to, the following: Coach, Kenneth Cole, Polo/Ralph Lauren, Stuart Weitzman, Tory Burch, Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Nine West, Kate Spade, Tods, Wolverine World Wide, Timberland, Steve Madden, Puma, Stride Rite, Sketchers, Adidas, Reebok, Nike, Converse, Ferragamo, and Frye. The foregoing covenant shall cover my activities in every part of the Territory. Territory shall mean (i)all counties in the state in which Employee primarily works; (ii)all other states of the United States of America from which the Company derived revenue or conducted business at any time during the two-year period prior to the date of the termination of my relationship with the Company; and (iii)any other countries from which the Company derived revenue or conducted business at any time during the two-year period prior to the date of the termination of my relationship with the Company.