RONKONKOMA, N.Y., March 15, 2013 /CNW/ - Lakeland Industries, Inc. (the "Company") (NASDAQ: LAKE), a leading global manufacturer of industrial protective clothing for industry, municipalities, healthcare and to first responders on the federal, state and local levels, today announced it has reached a Termination Agreement with Mr. Miguel Bastos, President of Lakeland's Brazilian subsidiary. Such Agreement will become effective 120 days from signing, unless earlier as determined by the Company. This is a part of both the Company's efforts to reduce costs and the Company's efforts to improve sales.
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Mr. Bastos will join a Brazilian organization working with Lakeland to strengthen our sales efforts. The Termination Agreement calls for an aggregate maximum payout of R$1.1 million (approximately US$550,000), to be paid out over a period of approximately two years. Mr. Bastos will continue to receive his normal salary for six months and then will receive 3% of Lakeland Brazil's sales, which Mr. Bastos will be supporting and generating from an independent company, until he reaches a total payout equal to the aggregate $R1.1 million. This Termination Agreement pays Mr. Bastos approximately half of the amount which would have been paid out for the remaining years of Mr. Bastos's Employment Contract, which runs through December 31, 2015. Such termination amount has been accrued as of January 31, 2013.
About Lakeland Industries, Inc.:
Lakeland Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: LAKE) manufactures and sells a comprehensive line of safety garments and accessories for the industrial protective clothing market. The Company's products are sold by a direct sales force and through independent sales representatives to a network of over 1,200 safety and mill supply distributors. These distributors in turn supply end user industrial customers such as chemical/petrochemical, automobile, steel, glass, construction, smelting, janitorial, pharmaceutical and high technology electronics manufacturers, as well as hospitals and laboratories. In addition, Lakeland supplies federal, state, and local government agencies, fire and police departments, airport crash rescue units, the Department of Defense, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and many other federal and state agencies. For more information concerning Lakeland, please visit the Company online at www.lakeland.com.
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SOURCE: Lakeland Industries, Inc.
For further information:
Christopher Ryan, CJRyan@lakeland.com, or Gary Pokrassa, GAPokrassa@lakeland.com, both of Lakeland Industries, +1-631-981-9700