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KEY ENERGY SERVICES INC filed this Form 8-K on 12/05/2017
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Exhibit 10.1



KEY ENERGY SERVICES, LLC (the “Company”), a Texas limited liability company with its principal offices at 1301 McKinney Street, Suite 1800, Houston, Texas 77010, and                      (“Employee”) enter into this Employment Agreement (this “Agreement”) effective the      day of              201     (the “Commencement Date”) in order to outline the terms and conditions of Employee’s employment relationship with the Company during the term of this Agreement. Employee and the Company hereby agree as follows:

1. Employment; Term of Agreement. Employee agrees to devote his full time and best efforts to serve as                     , for the Company, having those duties and title specified from time to time by the Chief Executive Officer, Senior Officers or the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Key Energy Services, Inc. (“Key”). This Agreement will continue until the close of business on             , 201_, unless earlier terminated in accordance with its terms, and shall be automatically renewed for successive one-year terms unless either Employee or the Company gives written notice to the other, no later than thirty (30) days prior to the expiration of the then-current term that such automatic extension shall not occur (“Notice of Non-Renewal”). Employee will, if elected, serve as an officer and/or director of the Company, its parent, subsidiaries or affiliates (collectively, the “Key Companies”) and perform all duties incident to such offices. This Agreement supersedes and replaces the Change of Control Agreement between Employee and the Company dated              201    .

2.    Salary; Bonus; Expenses. The Company will pay a salary to Employee at the annual rate of                      and NO/100 ($    ,000.00) (the “Base Salary”), payable in substantially equal installments in accordance with the Company’s existing payroll practices, but no less frequently than monthly. Senior management of the Company will have discretion to review Employee’s compensation from time to time as it deems appropriate and may, in its sole discretion, increase Employee’s Base Salary. In addition, Employee shall be eligible to participate in incentive plans in effect from time to time for the Key Companies’ similarly-situated executives, key employees and other persons involved in the business of the Company and in the Key Companies’ stock-based incentive plans outstanding from time to time. Under the Key Companies’ annual incentive bonus plan and subject to the terms of the governing plan, Employee may be eligible to earn a discretionary cash bonus, with the amount of any such bonus in any given year to be determined by the senior management of the Company or the Board (or a committee thereof) in their sole discretion, based upon the level of achievement of goals mutually established by Employee and the senior management of the Company (subject to Board approval). Such bonus shall be paid to Employee no later than March 15 of the year following the year to which it applies, as a “short-term deferral” under Treas. Reg. 1.409A-1(b)(4). Employee will be reimbursed by the Company for reasonable travel, lodging, meals and other expenses incurred by Employee in connection with performing his services hereunder in accordance with the Key Companies’ policies as in effect from time to time.

3. Vacations; Benefits. Employee will be entitled to (i) not less than 20 vacation days per calendar year (prorated for any partial year of service), with no carryover to subsequent years, and (ii) participation in such other fringe benefits, including, without limitation, personal time off, group medical and dental, life, accident and disability insurance, retirement plans and supplemental


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