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2010 CHARLES RIVER CORPORATE OFFICER SEPARATION PLAN
(Last Revised on April 30, 2010)
The purpose of the Charles River Corporate Officer Separation Plan is to establish an equitable measure of
compensation for a corporate officer of Charles River Laboratories, Inc. (the "Company") whose employment has
been terminated by the Company.
Eligible employees under this Plan are corporate officers at the vice president level and above of the Company
(a) whose employment as a corporate officer is terminated for reasons other than cause, voluntary resignation,
disability, early or normal retirement, or death; (b) who have not been offered a Comparable Position within the
Company; and (c) who have executed a release agreement with the Company which is satisfactory to the
Company. Employees who are parties to written employments with the Company containing terms that provide
the employee with the opportunity to receive severance payments following termination of employment with the
Company are not eligible to receive benefits under this Plan, so long as such employment agreements remain in
force and effect.
2.1 Comparable Position:
A comparable position is defined as a position having the same salary grade as the corporate officer's current
position in the same geographical area with equivalent salary, target bonus percentage, employee benefits
perquisites and status.
2.2 Termination Date:
The termination date is the last day of active employment with the Company.
2.3 Termination for Cause:
A termination of employment for fraud, violence, theft, gross misconduct, discrimination, harassment or actions
of malicious intent which directly compromise the individual's role/accountabilities.
3.0 Severance Pay
3.1 Maximum Severance Pay Allo