Tractor Supply will pay former President and COO Steve Barbarick his full salary and 2019 target bonus and, among other things, let him exercise all his stock options in the next year in return for some consulting and transition work.

Barbarick, who had been first in line to succeed CEO Greg Sandfort, abruptly left Tractor Supply late last month, and the company said it had hired an executive search firm to find his successor. He and Tractor Supply representatives last week signed an agreement to have him stay on the company’s payroll through next August.

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