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8-K
KEY ENERGY SERVICES INC filed this Form 8-K on 12/05/2017
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APPENDIX A

PROTECTION OF INFORMATION; NON-COMPETITION; NON-SOLICITATION

1. Non-Disclosure of Confidential Information. In the course of the Participant’s employment with the Company or any of the Company’s direct or indirect subsidiaries (collectively, “subsidiaries” or each a “subsidiary”), and the performance of the Participant’s duties on behalf of the Company or any of its subsidiaries, the Participant will be provided with, and will have access to Confidential Information (as defined below). In consideration, and as a condition, of the Participant’s receipt of and access to Confidential Information, and as a condition of the Company’s entry into this Agreement, the Participant, both during the course of the Participant’s employment with the Company or any of its subsidiaries and thereafter, shall not disclose any Confidential Information to any person or entity and shall not use any Confidential Information except for the benefit of the Company or its subsidiaries or with the express written consent of the Chief Executive Officer or the General Counsel of the Company. The Participant shall follow all Company policies and protocols regarding the security of all documents and other material containing Confidential Information (regardless of the medium on which such Confidential Information is stored). This Section 1 shall apply to all Confidential Information, whether known or later to become known to the Participant during the period that the Participant is employed or affiliated with the Company or any of its subsidiaries.

2. Permitted Disclosures. Notwithstanding the foregoing, or any other provision of this Agreement or the Plan:

 

  a. the Participant shall not be held criminally or civilly liable under any federal or state trade secret law for the disclosure of a trade secret that is: (i) made (A) in confidence to a federal, state or local government official, either directly or indirectly, or to an attorney, and (B) solely for the purpose of reporting or investigating a suspected violation of law; (ii) made in a complaint or other document filed in a lawsuit or other proceeding, if such filing is made under seal; or (iii) protected under the whistleblower provisions of applicable law;

 

  b. in the event the Participant files a lawsuit for retaliation by the Company or any of its subsidiaries for the Participant’s reporting of a suspected violation of law, the Participant may (i) disclose a trade secret to the Participant’s attorney and (ii) use the trade secret information in the court proceeding related to such lawsuit, in each case, if the Participant (A) files any document containing such trade secret under seal; and (B) does not otherwise disclose such trade secret, except pursuant to court order; and

 

  c.

nothing shall prevent the Participant from lawfully, and without obtaining prior authorization from the Company or any of its subsidiaries, (i) initiating communications directly with, cooperating with, providing information to, causing information to be provided to, or otherwise assisting in an investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) or any other governmental or regulatory agency, entity, or official(s) (collectively, “Governmental Authorities”) regarding a possible violation of any law; (ii) responding to any inquiry or legal process directed to an employee individually from any Governmental Authority; (iii) testifying, participating or

 

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