INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR AGREEMENT
THIS INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR AGREEMENT, made effective as of the 1 st day of July,
2009 by and between Charles & Colvard, Ltd., a North Carolina corporation (the "Company"), and Neil Boss
A. The Company is engaged in the business of designing, developing, manufacturing, and selling
moissanite jewels (the “Business”) and desires to engage the Contractor to assist the Company in providing
financial and accounting services (the “Services”) for the business.
B. The Contractor desires to provide such services to the Company on the terms and for the
compensation set forth herein.
NOW THEREFORE, the parties hereto agree as follows:
1. Engagement . The Company hereby engages the Contractor as a nonexclusive contractor to
perform the Services (as defined herein) subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, and the
Contractor hereby accepts such engagement for and in consideration of the compensation hereinafter provided
and agrees to use his best efforts in performing the Services. The Contractor shall perform his obligations
hereunder in compliance with the terms of this Agreement and any and all applicable laws and regulations. The
Contractor acknowledges that this is a nonexclusive engagement by the Company and that the Company retains
the right to appoint additional contractors as the Company, in its sole and unrestricted judgment, may from time
to time determine to be in the best interests of the Company without liability or obligation to the Contractor.
2. Services .
a. The Contractor agrees to provide financial and accounting services for the Company and
perform other duties related thereto as the Company may determine from time to time (the
“Services”). Contractor warrants to the Company that the Services will be performed in a professional, timely
and workmanlike manner.
b. The Contractor shall execute a Confidential Disclosure