EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT, effective as of October 17, 2002, by and between MUELLER
INDUSTRIES, INC., a Delaware corporation having its principal address at 8285 Tournament Drive, Suite 150,
Memphis, Tennessee 38125 (the "Employer"), and KENT A. MCKEE, an individual residing at 2530 Guilford
Cove, Germantown, Tennessee 38139(the "Executive").
W I T N E S S E T H:
WHEREAS, the Executive has been employed by the Employer in several capacities since March 9, 1990, and
currently as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; and
WHEREAS, the parties desire to provide for the ongoing employment of the Executive by the Employer as set
forth in this Agreement;
NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants hereinafter set forth, the Executive and the
Employer hereby agree as follows:
1. Term of Employment.
The Employer agrees to employ the Executive, and the Executive hereby accepts such employment, as Vice
President and Chief Financial Officer of the Employer, for a rolling three-year term. This Agreement shall
commence as of the date hereof, and be automatically extended so that the unexpired term on any date is always
three years (the "Employment Period"), until such time as either party gives written notice to the other party of its
election not to extend such term. The Employment Period shall end three years from the date on which such
notice is given unless it is terminated earlier as provided in
Section 4 hereof.
2. Duties and Authority.
During the Employment Period the Executive shall serve as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the
Employer. The Executive shall devote his best efforts and full working time and attention to services for the
Employer. The Executive agrees to hold any additional office or position with the Employer or any of the
Employer's subsidiaries without additional compensation if elected or appointed to such office or position.
a. As compensation for the Executive's services in all capa