AMENDED AND RESTATED
D. Hunt Ramsbottom, Jr.
THIS AGREEMENT was originally entered into effective as of January 20, 2006 (the “ Prior Agreement ”)
between Rentech, Inc. (the “ Company ”) and D. Hunt Ramsbottom, Jr. (“ Executive ”) and is hereby amended
and restated in its entirety as of December 31, 2008 (the “ Amendment Date ”).
In consideration of the mutual covenants contained herein and other good and valuable consideration, the
receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the parties hereto agree as follows:
1. Employment . The Company has employed Executive and shall continue to employ Executive, and Executive
hereby agrees to continue employment with the Company, upon the terms and conditions set forth in this
Agreement, for the period beginning on December 15, 2005 (the “ Commencement Date ”) and ending as
provided in Section 4 hereof (the “ Employment Period ”).
2. Position and Duties .
(a) During the Employment Period, Executive shall serve as President and Chief Executive Officer of the
Company. During the Employment Period, Executive shall render such administrative, financial and other executive
and managerial services to the Company and its affiliates (the “ Company Group ”) as are consistent with
Executive’s position and the by-laws of the Company and as the Board of Directors of the Company (together
with its committees, the “ Board ”) may from time to time reasonably direct. Executive shall also serve for no
additional compensation or remuneration as an officer or director of the Company or such subsidiaries of the
Company as may from time to time be designated by the Board.
(b) During the Employment Period, Executive shall report to the Board and shall devote his best efforts and his
full business time and attention (except for permitted vacation periods and reasonable periods of illness or other
incapacity) to the business and affairs of the Company. Executive shall perform his duties,