MUTUAL GENERAL RELEASE
This Mutual General Release ("Release") is entered into as of December 24, 2003 among the following parties
A. Roy F. Farmer, in his capacity as trustee ("Trustee") of the trusts listed on Schedule I (the "Trusts"), and his
Related Entities2; B. Roy F. Farmer, individually, and his Related Entities; C. Roy E. Farmer, individually, and his
Related Entities; D. Carol Lynn Farmer-Waite, and her Related Entities E. Jeanne Ann Farmer-Grossman, and
her Related Entities F. Richard F. Farmer, and his Related Entities G. Catherine Crowe, individually, and her
Related Entities; H. Janis Crowe, individually, and her Related Entities; I. Steven Crowe, individually, and his
Related Entities; J. Farmer Bros. Co., a California Corporation together with its officers, directors, subsidiaries
and divisions (collectively, the "Company"); and K. Each of the Trusts and their Related Entities.
II. RECITALS This Release is made with reference to the following facts:
A. Trustee, Roy F. Farmer, Roy E. Farmer, Carol Lynn Farmer-Waite, Jeanne Ann Farmer-Grossman, Richard
F. Farmer and the Trusts and their respective Related Entities are hereinafter collectively referred to as the
B. Catherine Crowe, Janis Crowe, and Steven Crowe and their respective Related Entities are hereinafter
collectively referred to as the "Crowe Family Parties."
C. On or about June 11, 2003, Steven Crowe filed a petition to remove and surcharge Trustee as trustee of the
Roy E. Farmer I Children's Trust in a matter "Roy E. Farmer I Children's Trust, pursuant to Children's Trust
Agreement, dated October 24, 1957," Superior Court of the State of California, for the County of Los Angeles,
Case No. BP079060 (the "Litigation").
D. Janis Crowe and Catherine Crowe have joined the Litigation and the Litigation has been expanded to include
all the Trusts.
E. The Parties have duly executed and delivered a Settlement Agreement, dated as of December 23, 2003 (the