EXECUTIVE EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT
AGREEMENT, made and entered into as of the 11th day of November, 2002, by and between THE GREAT
ATLANTIC & PACIFIC TEA COMPANY OF CANADA LIMITED (the "Company"), and Eric Claus (the
W I T N E S S E T H
WHEREAS, the Company and the Employee (the "Parties") have agreed to enter into this agreement (the
"Agreement) relating to the employment of the Employee by the Company;
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises and mutual covenants contained herein and for other
good and valuable consideration, the Parties, intending to be legally bound, agree as follows:
30. Term of Employment.
(a) The Company agrees to continue to employ the Employee, and the Employee agrees to remain in the
employment of the Company, in accordance with the terms and provisions of this Agreement, for the period set
forth below (the "Employment Period").
(b) The Employment Period under this Agreement shall commence as of (employment date) and, subject only to
the provisions of Sections 7, 8 and 9 below relating to termination of employment, shall continue until (i) the close
of business on (18 months from employment date) or (ii) such later date as shall result from the operation of
subparagraph (c) below (the "Terminal Date").
(c) Commencing on (18 months from employment date), and on the first business day of each month thereafter
(such date and each such first business day, the "Renewal Date") the Terminal Date set forth in subparagraph (b)
above shall be extended so as to occur eighteen months from the Renewal Date unless either the Company or the
Employee shall have given written notice to the other Party on or before such Renewal Date that the Terminal
Date is not to be extended.
It is the intention of the Parties that during the term of his employment under this Agreement, the Employee will
serve as Chief Executive Officer and President of the Company. The Employee will devote his full business time
and attention to the affairs