Notice to Staffing Agencies

Cask LLC and its affiliates and subsidiaries (“Cask”) have an internal recruiting department. Cask may supplement that internal capability from time to time with assistance from temporary staffing agencies, placement services, and professional recruiters (“Agency”).  Agencies are hereby specifically directed NOT to contact Cask employees directly in an attempt to present candidates – Cask’s recruiting team or other authorized Cask personnel must present ALL candidates to hiring managers.

To protect the interests of all parties, Cask will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to Cask, including unsolicited resumes sent to a Cask mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to Cask employees, or to Cask’s resume database will be considered Cask property. Cask will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. Cask will consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Agency free of any charges or fees.

Agency must obtain advance written approval from Cask’s recruiting function to submit resumes, and then only in conjunction with a valid fully-executed contract for service and in response to a specific job opening. Cask will not pay a fee to any Agency that does not have such agreement in place.

Agency agreements will only be valid if in writing and signed by an officer of Cask or his or her designee. No other Cask employee is authorized to bind Cask to any agreement regarding the placement of candidates by Agencies. Cask hereby specifically rejects, and denies any liability under, any agreement purporting to be accepted based on negative consent, negotiation with a candidate, performance, or any means other than the signature of a Cask officer.