UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

 

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): June 18, 2020

 

TORTOISE ACQUISITION CORP.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

 

Delaware   001-38823    83-2538002
(State of incorporation
or organization)
  (Commission File Number)   (I.R.S. Employer
Identification Number)

 

5100 W. 115th Place

Leawood, KS

  66211
(Address of principal executive offices)    (Zip Code)

 

(913) 981-1020
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

  

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the Registrant under any of the following provisions:

 

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

 

Title of each class

  Trading symbol(s)   Name of each exchange on which registered
Units, each consisting of one share of Class A common stock and one-half of one redeemable warrant   SHLL.U   New York Stock Exchange
Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share   SHLL   New York Stock Exchange
Warrants, each whole warrant exercisable for one share of Class A common stock at an exercise price of $11.50 per share   SHLL WS   New York Stock Exchange

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§ 240.12b-2).

 

Emerging growth company ☒

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

 

Business Combination Agreement and Plan of Reorganization

 

On June 18, 2020, Tortoise Acquisition Corp., a Delaware corporation (“TortoiseCorp”), SHLL Merger Sub Inc., a Delaware corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of TortoiseCorp (“Merger Sub”), and Hyliion Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), entered into a business combination agreement and plan of reorganization (the “Business Combination Agreement”), pursuant to which Merger Sub will be merged with and into the Company (the “Merger,” together with the other transactions related thereto, the “Proposed Transactions”), with the Company surviving the Merger as a wholly owned subsidiary of TortoiseCorp (the “Surviving Corporation”).

 

Conversion of Securities

 

Immediately prior to the effective time of the Merger (the “Effective Time”), the Company will cause each share of the Company’s preferred stock (“Company Preferred Stock”) that is issued and outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Time to be automatically converted into a number of shares of the Company’s common stock (the “Company Common Stock”) in accordance with the Company’s certificate of incorporation, and each converted share of Company Preferred Stock will no longer be outstanding and will cease to exist, such that each holder of Company Preferred Stock will thereafter cease to have any rights with respect to such securities.

 

Also immediately prior to the Effective Time, the Company will cause the outstanding principal and unpaid accrued interest due on the Company’s outstanding convertible notes (the “Company Convertible Notes”) immediately prior to the Effective Time to be automatically converted into a number of shares of Company Common Stock in accordance with the terms of such Company Convertible Notes, and such converted Company Convertible Notes will no longer be outstanding and will cease to exist, and any liens securing obligations under the Company Convertible Notes will be released.

 

At the Effective Time, by virtue of the Merger and without any action on the part of TortoiseCorp, Merger Sub, the Company or the holders of any of the Company’s securities:

 

(a) Each share of Company Common Stock issued and outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Time will be canceled and converted into the right to receive the number of shares of Class A Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share, of TortoiseCorp (“TortoiseCorp Class A Common Stock”) equal to the quotient obtained by dividing (a) 100,000,000 by (b) the total number of shares of Company Common Stock outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Time, expressed on a fully-diluted and as-converted to Company Common Stock basis, and including, without limitation or duplication, the number of shares of Company Common Stock issuable upon conversion of the Company Preferred Stock and Company Convertible Notes and the number of shares of Company Common Stock subject to unexpired, issued and outstanding options to purchase shares of Company Common Stock (“Company Options”) and Company Options that the Company has committed to grant but has not yet granted as of immediately prior to the Effective Time (the “Exchange Ratio”);

 

(b) All shares of Company Common Stock and Company Preferred Stock held in the treasury of the Company will be canceled without any conversion thereof and no payment or distribution will be made with respect thereto;

 

(c) Each share of common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, of Merger Sub (“Merger Sub Common Stock”) issued and outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Time will be converted into and exchanged for one validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable share of common stock, par value $0.001 per share, of the Surviving Corporation;

 

(d) Each Company Option that is outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Time, whether vested or unvested, will be converted into an option to purchase a number of shares of TortoiseCorp Class A Common Stock (such option, an “Exchanged Option”) equal to the product (rounded up or down to the nearest whole number, with a fraction of 0.5 rounded up) of (i) the number of shares of Company Common Stock subject to such Company Option immediately prior to the Effective Time and (ii) the Exchange Ratio, at an exercise price per share (rounded up or down to the nearest whole cent, with a fraction of $0.005 rounded up) equal to (A) the exercise price per share of such Company Option immediately prior to the Effective Time divided by (B) the Exchange Ratio. Except as specifically provided in the Business Combination Agreement, following the Effective Time, each Exchanged Option will continue to be governed by the same terms and conditions (including vesting and exercisability terms) as were applicable to the corresponding former Company Option immediately prior to the Effective Time; and

 

(e) No certificates or scrip or shares representing fractional shares of TortoiseCorp Class A Common Stock will be issued upon the exchange of Company Common Stock. Any fractional shares will be rounded up or down to the nearest whole share of TortoiseCorp Class A Common Stock, with a fraction of 0.5 rounded up. No cash settlements will be made with respect to fractional shares.

 

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Proxy Statement

 

As promptly as practicable after the date of the Business Combination Agreement and TortoiseCorp’s receipt of the Company’s audited financial statements, TortoiseCorp will prepare and file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) a proxy statement (as amended or supplemented from time to time, the “Proxy Statement”) to be sent to the stockholders of TortoiseCorp (the “TortoiseCorp Stockholders”) relating to the meeting of the TortoiseCorp Stockholders (the “TortoiseCorp Stockholders’ Meeting”) to be held to consider (i) approval and adoption of the Business Combination Agreement and the Merger, (ii) approval of the issuance of TortoiseCorp Class A Common Stock as contemplated by the Business Combination Agreement and the Subscription Agreements (as defined below) and the issuance of Forward Purchase Securities (as defined below) as contemplated by the Forward Purchase Agreement (as defined below), (iii) the second amended and restated certificate of incorporation of TortoiseCorp and (iv) any other proposals the parties deem necessary to effectuate the Merger (collectively, the “TortoiseCorp Proposals”).

 

Stock Exchange Listing

 

TortoiseCorp will use its reasonable best efforts to cause the shares of TortoiseCorp Class A Common Stock to be issued in connection with the Proposed Transactions to be approved for listing on the New York Stock Exchange at the closing of the Merger (the “Closing”). Until the Closing, TortoiseCorp shall use its reasonable best efforts to keep the TortoiseCorp Class A Common Stock and warrants listed for trading on the New York Stock Exchange.

 

Registration Rights Agreement

 

In connection with the Closing, that certain Registration Rights Agreement dated February 27, 2019 (the “IPO Registration Rights Agreement”) will be amended and restated and TortoiseCorp, certain persons and entities holding securities of TortoiseCorp prior to the Closing (the “Initial Holders”) and certain persons and entities receiving TortoiseCorp Class A Common Stock pursuant to the Merger (the “New Holders” and together with the Initial Holders, the “Reg Rights Holders”) shall enter into that amended and restated IPO Registration Rights Agreement attached as an exhibit to the Business Combination Agreement (the “Registration Rights Agreement”). Pursuant to the Registration Rights Agreement, TortoiseCorp will agree that, within 30 calendar days after the consummation of the Proposed Transactions, TortoiseCorp will file with the SEC (at TortoiseCorp’s sole cost and expense) a registration statement registering the resale of certain securities held by or issuable to the Reg Rights Holders (the “Resale Registration Statement”), and TortoiseCorp shall use its reasonable best efforts to have the Resale Registration Statement declared effective as soon as reasonably practicable after the filing thereof. In certain circumstances, certain of the Reg Rights Holders can demand up to three underwritten offerings, and all of the Reg Rights Holders will be entitled to piggyback registration rights.

 

The foregoing description of the Registration Rights Agreement is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the form of Registration Rights Agreement, a copy of which is included as Exhibit A to the Business Combination Agreement, filed as Exhibit 2.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K, and incorporated herein by reference.

 

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Lock-Up Agreements

 

In connection with the Closing, certain investors in the Company will agree, subject to certain exceptions, not to (i) sell, offer to sell, contract or agree to sell, hypothecate, pledge, grant any option to purchase or otherwise dispose of or agree to dispose of, directly or indirectly, or establish or increase a put equivalent position or liquidate or decrease a call equivalent position within the meaning of Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), and the rules and regulations of the SEC promulgated thereunder, any shares of TortoiseCorp Class A Common Stock held by them immediately after the Effective Time, or issuable upon the exercise of options to purchase shares of TortoiseCorp Class A Common Stock held by them immediately after the Effective Time, or securities convertible into or exercisable or exchangeable for TortoiseCorp Class A Common Stock held by them immediately after the Effective Time, (ii) enter into any swap or other arrangement that transfers to another, in whole or in part, any of the economic consequences of ownership of any of such shares of TortoiseCorp Class A Common Stock or securities convertible into or exercisable or exchangeable for TortoiseCorp Class A Common Stock, whether any such transaction is to be settled by delivery of such securities, in cash or otherwise or (iii) publicly announce any intention to effect any transaction specified in clause (i) or (ii) (the actions specified in clauses (i)-(iii), collectively, “Transfer”) until 180 days after the date of Closing (the “Closing Date”). Thereafter until two (2) years after the Closing Date, Thomas Healy will also agree not to Transfer more than 10% of the number of shares of TortoiseCorp Class A Common Stock held by him immediately after the Effective Time, or issuable upon the exercise of options to purchase shares of TortoiseCorp Class A Common Stock held by him immediately after the Effective Time.

 

The foregoing description of the Lock-Up Agreements is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the form of Lock-Up Agreement, a copy of which is included as Exhibit B to the Business Combination Agreement, filed as Exhibit 2.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K, and incorporated herein by reference.

 

Closing

 

The Closing will occur as promptly as practicable, but in no event later than three business days following the satisfaction or waiver of all of the closing conditions.

 

Exclusivity

 

From the date of the Business Combination Agreement and ending on the earlier of (a) the Closing and (b) the termination of the Business Combination Agreement, the Company will not, and will cause its representatives not to, directly or indirectly, (i) enter into, solicit, initiate or continue any discussions or negotiations with, or encourage or respond to any inquiries or proposals by, or participate in any negotiations with, or provide any information to, or otherwise cooperate in any way with, any person or other entity or “group” within the meaning of Section 13(d) of the Exchange Act, concerning (A) any sale of assets of the Company equal to 15% or more of the Company’s assets or to which 15% or more of the Company’s revenues or earnings are attributable, (B) the issuance or acquisition of 15% or more of the outstanding capital stock (on an as converted to Company Common Stock basis) or other voting securities representing 15% or more of the combined voting power of the Company or (C) any conversion, consolidation, merger, liquidation, dissolution or similar transaction which, if consummated, would result in any person or other entity or group beneficially owning 15% or more of the combined voting power of the Company, other than with TortoiseCorp and its representatives (an “Alternative Transaction”), (ii) enter into any agreement regarding, continue or otherwise participate in any discussions regarding, or furnish to any person any information with respect to, or cooperate in any way that would otherwise reasonably be expected to lead to, any Alternative Transaction or (iii) commence, continue or renew any due diligence investigation regarding any Alternative Transaction; provided that the execution, delivery and performance of the Business Combination Agreement and related documents and the consummation of the transactions contemplated thereby will not be deemed a violation of this provision. The Company will, and will cause its affiliates and representatives to, immediately cease any and all existing discussions or negotiations with any person conducted heretofore with respect to any Alternative Transaction. The Company also agrees that it will promptly request each person (other than the parties hereto and their respective representatives) that has prior to the date thereof executed a confidentiality agreement in connection with its consideration of acquiring the Company to return or destroy all confidential information furnished to such person by or on behalf of it prior to the date thereof. If the Company or any of its representatives receives any inquiry or proposal with respect to an Alternative Transaction at any time prior to the Closing, then the Company will promptly (and in no event later than twenty-four (24) hours after the Company becomes aware of such inquiry or proposal) notify such person in writing that the Company is subject to an exclusivity agreement with respect to the sale of the Company that prohibits it from considering such inquiry or proposal.

 

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Representations, Warranties and Covenants

 

The Business Combination Agreement contains customary representations, warranties and covenants of (a) the Company and (b) TortoiseCorp and Merger Sub relating to, among other things, their ability to enter into the Business Combination Agreement and their outstanding capitalization.

 

Conditions to Closing

 

Mutual

 

The obligations of the Company, TortoiseCorp and Merger Sub to consummate the Proposed Transactions, including the Merger, are subject to the satisfaction or waiver (where permissible) at or prior to the Closing of the following conditions:

 

(a) The written consent of the requisite stockholders of the Company in favor of the approval and adoption of the Business Combination Agreement and the Merger and all other transactions contemplated by the Business Combination Agreement (the “Written Consent”) has been delivered to TortoiseCorp;

 

(b) The TortoiseCorp Proposals have been approved and adopted by the requisite affirmative vote of the TortoiseCorp Stockholders in accordance with the Proxy Statement, the Delaware General Corporation Law, TortoiseCorp’s organizational documents and the rules and regulations of the New York Stock Exchange;

 

(c) No governmental authority has enacted, issued, promulgated, enforced or entered any law, rule, regulation, judgment, decree, executive order or award which is then in effect and has the effect of making the Proposed Transactions illegal or otherwise prohibiting consummation of the Proposed Transactions;

 

(d) All required filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (the “HSR Act”), have been completed and any applicable waiting period (and any extension thereof) applicable to the consummation of the Proposed Transactions under the HSR Act has expired or been terminated;

 

(e) All consents, approvals and authorizations set forth in the Business Combination Agreement have been obtained from and made with all governmental authorities;

 

(f) As of the Closing, after consummation of the transactions contemplated by the Subscription Agreements and the Forward Purchase Agreement and distribution of the funds held in TortoiseCorp’s trust account (the “Trust Account”) pursuant to the Business Combination Agreement, TortoiseCorp has cash on hand equal to or in excess of $235,000,000 (without, for the avoidance of doubt, taking into account any transaction fees, costs and expenses paid or required to be paid in connection with the Proposed Transactions and the transactions contemplated by the Subscription Agreements and the Forward Purchase Agreement); and

 

(g) The shares of TortoiseCorp Class A Common Stock are listed on the New York Stock Exchange, or another national securities exchange mutually agreed to by the parties, as of the Closing Date.

 

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TortoiseCorp and Merger Sub

 

The obligations of TortoiseCorp and Merger Sub to consummate the Proposed Transactions are subject to the satisfaction or waiver (where permissible) at or prior to the Closing of the following additional conditions:

 

(a) The representations and warranties of the Company contained in the sections titled (a) “Organization and Qualification; Subsidiaries,” (b) “Capitalization,” (c) “Authority Relative to the Business Combination Agreement” and (d) “Brokers” in the Business Combination Agreement shall each be true and correct in all material respects as of the date of the Business Combination Agreement and the Effective Time, except to the extent that any such representation or warranty expressly is made as of an earlier date, in which case such representation and warranty shall be true and correct as of such earlier specified date. Certain of the representations and warranties of the Company contained in the section titled “Absence of Certain Changes or Events” in the Business Combination Agreement shall be true and correct in all respects as of the date of the Business Combination Agreement and the Effective Time. Certain of the representations and warranties in the section titled “Capitalization” in the Business Combination Agreement shall be true and correct in all respects as of the date of the Business Combination Agreement and as of the Effective Time as though made on and as of such date (except to the extent that any such representation or warranty expressly is made as of an earlier date, in which case such representation and warranty shall be true and correct as of such specified date), except where the failure of such representations and warranties to be so true and correct would not, individually or in the aggregate, be reasonably expected to result in more than de minimis additional cost, expense or liability to the Company, TortoiseCorp, Merger Sub or any of their respective affiliates. The other representations and warranties of the Company contained in the Business Combination Agreement shall be true and correct in all respects (without giving effect to any “materiality,” “Company Material Adverse Effect” or similar qualifiers contained in any such representations and warranties) as of the date of the Business Combination Agreement and as of the Effective Time as though made on and as of such date (except to the extent that any such representation or warranty expressly is made as of an earlier date, in which case such representation and warranty shall be true and correct as of such earlier date), except where the failures of any such representations and warranties to be so true and correct, individually or in the aggregate, would not reasonably be expected to have a Company material adverse effect;

 

(b) The Company has performed or complied in all material respects with all agreements and covenants required by the Business Combination Agreement to be performed or complied with by it on or prior to the Effective Time;

 

(c) The Company has delivered to TortoiseCorp a customary officer’s certificate, dated the date of the Closing, certifying as to the satisfaction of certain conditions;

 

(d) No Company material adverse effect has occurred between the date of the Business Combination Agreement and the Closing Date;

 

(e) Other than those persons identified as continuing directors in the Business Combination Agreement, all members of the board of directors of the Company have executed written resignations effective as of the Effective Time;

 

(f) All parties to the Registration Rights Agreement (other than TortoiseCorp and the TortoiseCorp Stockholders party thereto) have delivered, or cause to be delivered, to TortoiseCorp copies of the Registration Rights Agreement duly executed by all such parties;

 

(g) All parties to the Lock-Up Agreements proposed to be entered into in connection with Closing have delivered, or caused to be delivered, to TortoiseCorp copies of the Lock-Up Agreements duly executed by all such parties;

 

(h) At least two days prior to the Closing, the Company delivered to TortoiseCorp a properly executed certification that shares of Company Common Stock are not “U.S. real property interests” in accordance with Treasury Regulation Section 1.1445-2(c)(3), together with a notice to the IRS (which will be filed by TortoiseCorp with the IRS following the Closing) in accordance with the provisions of Section 1.897-2(h)(2) of the Treasury Regulations; and

 

(i) TortoiseCorp shall have at least $5,000,001 of net tangible assets following the exercise of redemption rights by the holders of TortoiseCorp Class A Common Stock in accordance with the TortoiseCorp’s organizational documents.

 

(j) The Company shall have delivered to TortoiseCorp its audited financial statements.

 

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The Company

 

The obligations of the Company to consummate the Proposed Transactions are subject to the satisfaction or waiver (where permissible) at or prior to Closing of the following additional conditions:

 

(a) The representations and warranties of TortoiseCorp and Merger Sub contained in the sections titled (a) “Corporate Organization,” (b) “Capitalization,” (c) “Authority Relative to the Business Combination Agreement” and (d) “Brokers” in the Business Combination Agreement shall each be true and correct in all material respects as of the date of the Business Combination Agreement and the Effective Time, except to the extent that any such representation or warranty expressly is made as of an earlier date, in which case such representation and warranty shall be true and correct as of such earlier specified date. Certain of the representations and warranties of TortoiseCorp and Merger Sub contained in the section titled “Absence of Certain Changes or Events” in the Business Combination Agreement shall be true and correct in all respects as of the date of the Business Combination Agreement and the Effective Time. Certain of the representations and warranties in the section titled “Capitalization” in the Business Combination Agreement shall be true and correct in all respects as of the date of the Business Combination Agreement and as of the Effective Time as though made on and as of such date (except to the extent that any such representation or warranty expressly is made as of an earlier date, in which case such representation and warranty shall be true and correct as of such specified date), except where the failure of such representations and warranties to be so true and correct would not, individually or in the aggregate, be reasonably expected to result in more than de minimis additional cost, expense or liability to the Company, TortoiseCorp, Merger Sub or any of their respective affiliates. The other representations and warranties of TortoiseCorp and Merger Sub contained in the Business Combination Agreement shall be true and correct in all respects (without giving effect to any “materiality,” “TortoiseCorp Material Adverse Effect” or similar qualifiers contained in any such representations and warranties) as of the date of the Business Combination Agreement and as of the Effective Time as though made on and as of such date (except to the extent that any such representation or warranty expressly is made as of an earlier date, in which case such representation and warranty shall be true and correct as of such earlier date), except where the failures of any such representations and warranties to be so true and correct, individually or in the aggregate, would not reasonably be expected to have a TortoiseCorp material adverse effect;

 

(b) TortoiseCorp and Merger Sub have performed or complied in all material respects with all agreements and covenants required by the Business Combination Agreement to be performed or complied with by it on or prior to the Effective Time;

 

(c) TortoiseCorp has delivered to the Company a customary officer’s certificate (signed by the President of TortoiseCorp), dated the date of the Closing, certifying as to the satisfaction of certain conditions;

 

(d) No TortoiseCorp material adverse effect has occurred between the date of the Business Combination Agreement and the Closing Date;

 

(f) TortoiseCorp has delivered a copy of the Registration Rights Agreement duly executed by TortoiseCorp and the TortoiseCorp Stockholders party thereto; and

 

(g) TortoiseCorp has made all necessary and appropriate arrangements with the Trustee of the Trust Account to have all of the funds in the Trust Account disbursed to TortoiseCorp immediately prior to the Effective Time, and all such funds released from the Trust Account are available to TortoiseCorp in respect of all or a portion of the payment obligations set forth in the Business Combination Agreement and the payment of TortoiseCorp’s fees and expenses incurred in connection with the Business Combination Agreement and the Proposed Transactions.

 

Termination

 

The Business Combination Agreement may be terminated and the Proposed Transactions may be abandoned at any time prior to the Effective Time, notwithstanding any requisite approval and adoption of the Business Combination Agreement and the Proposed Transactions by the stockholders of the Company or the TortoiseCorp Stockholders, as follows:

 

(a) By mutual written consent of TortoiseCorp and the Company;

 

(b) By TortoiseCorp or the Company, if (i) the Effective Time will not have occurred prior to the date that is 180 days after the date of the Business Combination Agreement (the “Outside Date”); provided, however, that the Business Combination Agreement may not be terminated by any party that either directly or indirectly through its affiliates is in breach or violation of any representation, warranty, covenant, agreement or obligation contained herein and such breach or violation is the principal cause of the failure of a condition to the Merger on or prior to the Outside Date, and, in the event that any law is enacted after the execution of the Business Combination Agreement extending the applicable waiting period under the HSR Act, the Outside Date will be automatically extended by the length of any such extension; or (ii) any governmental authority in the United States has enacted, issued, promulgated, enforced or entered any injunction, order, decree or ruling (whether temporary, preliminary or permanent) which has become final and nonappealable and has the effect of making consummation of the Proposed Transactions illegal or otherwise preventing or prohibiting consummation of the Proposed Transactions, including the Merger; or (iii) any of the TortoiseCorp Proposals fail to receive the requisite vote for approval at the TortoiseCorp Stockholders’ Meeting;

 

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(c) By the Company if (i) there is an occurrence of a breach of any representation, warranty, covenant or agreement on the part of TortoiseCorp and Merger Sub set forth in the Business Combination Agreement, or if any representation or warranty of TortoiseCorp and Merger Sub will have become untrue, in either case such that the conditions set forth in representations and warranties and the agreements and covenants of Merger Sub and TortoiseCorp specified in the conditions to the Merger section of the Business Combination Agreement would not be satisfied (“Terminating TortoiseCorp Breach”); provided that the Company has not waived such Terminating TortoiseCorp Breach and the Company is not then in material breach of their representations, warranties, covenants or agreements in the Business Combination Agreement; provided, however, that, if such Terminating TortoiseCorp Breach is curable by TortoiseCorp and Merger Sub, the Company may not terminate the Business Combination Agreement under this section for so long as TortoiseCorp and Merger Sub continue to exercise their reasonable efforts to cure such breach, unless such breach is not cured within thirty days after notice of such breach is provided by the Company to TortoiseCorp; or

 

(d) By TortoiseCorp if (i) the Company has failed to deliver the Written Consent to TortoiseCorp within two business days of execution of the Business Combination Agreement; (ii) there is an occurrence of a breach of any representation, warranty, covenant or agreement on the part of the Company set forth in the Business Combination Agreement, or if any representation or warranty of the Company has become untrue, in either case such that the conditions set forth in representations and warranties and the agreements and covenants of the Company specified in the conditions to the Merger section of the Business Combination Agreement would not be satisfied (“Terminating Company Breach”); provided that TortoiseCorp has not waived such Terminating Company Breach and TortoiseCorp and Merger Sub are not then in material breach of their representations, warranties, covenants or agreements in the Business Combination Agreement; provided further that, if such Terminating Company Breach is curable by the Company, TortoiseCorp may not terminate the Business Combination Agreement under this provision for so long as the Company continues to exercise its reasonable efforts to cure such breach, unless such breach is not cured within thirty days after notice of such breach is provided by TortoiseCorp to the Company; or (iii) the Company has not delivered its audited financial statements to TortoiseCorp within 15 days of the date of the Business Combination Agreement.

 

Effect of Termination

 

If the Business Combination Agreement is terminated, the agreement will forthwith become void, and there will be no liability under the Business Combination Agreement on the part of any party hereto, except as set forth in the Business Combination Agreement or in the case of termination subsequent to a willful material breach of the Business Combination Agreement by a party thereto.

 

A copy of the Business Combination Agreement is filed with this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibit 2.1 and is incorporated herein by reference. The foregoing description of the Business Combination Agreement is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Business Combination Agreement filed with this Current Report on Form 8-K. The Business Combination Agreement is included to provide security holders with information regarding its terms. It is not intended to provide any other factual information about TortoiseCorp, the Company or the other parties thereto. In particular, the assertions embodied in representations and warranties by TortoiseCorp, the Company and Merger Sub contained in the Business Combination Agreement are qualified by information in the disclosure schedules provided by the parties in connection with the signing of the Business Combination Agreement. These disclosure schedules contain information that modifies, qualifies and creates exceptions to the representations and warranties set forth in the Business Combination Agreement. Moreover, certain representations and warranties in the Business Combination Agreement were used for the purpose of allocating risk between the parties, rather than establishing matters as facts. Accordingly, security holders should not rely on the representations and warranties in the Business Combination Agreement as characterizations of the actual state of facts about TortoiseCorp, the Company or Merger Sub.

 

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Stockholder Support Agreement

 

On June 18, 2020, certain stockholders of the Company entered into the Stockholder Support Agreement (the “Stockholder Support Agreement”) pursuant to which such stockholders agreed to vote all of their shares of Company Common Stock and Company Preferred Stock in favor of the approval and adoption of the Proposed Transactions. Additionally, such stockholders have agreed, among other things, not to (a) transfer any of their shares of Company Common Stock and Company Preferred Stock (or enter into any arrangement with respect thereto), subject to certain customary exceptions or (b) enter into any voting arrangement that is inconsistent with the Stockholder Support Agreement.

 

The foregoing description of the Stockholder Support Agreement is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Stockholder Support Agreement, a copy of which is included as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K, and incorporated herein by reference.

 

Stockholders Rights Agreement

 

On June 18, 2020, Vincent T. Cubbage, Stephen Pang, certain stockholders of the Company and TortoiseCorp entered into the Stockholders Rights Agreement (the “Stockholders Rights Agreement”), pursuant to which TortoiseCorp agreed to take all necessary action so that immediately after the Effective Time, the board of directors of TortoiseCorp, including its committees, is comprised of the individuals set forth in the Business Combination Agreement. Pursuant to the Stockholders Rights Agreement, TortoiseCorp will also take all necessary action to cause the board of directors of TortoiseCorp to nominate and recommend for election at TortoiseCorp’s annual meeting of stockholders in 2021 (the “First Annual Meeting”) Vincent T. Cubbage and Thomas Healy. The stockholders party to the Stockholders Rights Agreement agreed to vote in favor of Messrs. Cubbage and Healy at the First Annual Meeting.

 

The foregoing description of the Stockholders Rights Agreement is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Stockholders Rights Agreement, a copy of which is included as Exhibit 10.2 to this Current Report on Form 8-K, and incorporated herein by reference.

 

Subscription Agreements

 

In connection with the execution of the Business Combination Agreement, on June 18, 2020, TortoiseCorp entered into separate subscription agreements (collectively, the “Subscription Agreements”) with a number of investors (each, a “Subscriber” and collectively, the “Subscribers”), pursuant to which the Subscribers agreed to purchase, and TortoiseCorp agreed to sell to the Subscribers, an aggregate of 30,750,000 shares of TortoiseCorp Class A Common Stock (the “PIPE Shares”), for a purchase price of $10.00 per share and an aggregate purchase price of $307,500,000, in a private placement (the “PIPE”).

 

The closing of the sale of the PIPE Shares pursuant to the Subscription Agreements is contingent upon, among other customary closing conditions, the concurrent consummation of the Proposed Transactions. The purpose of the PIPE is to raise additional capital for use by the combined company following the Closing.

 

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Pursuant to the Subscription Agreements, TortoiseCorp agreed that, within 30 calendar days after the consummation of the Proposed Transactions, TortoiseCorp will file with the SEC (at TortoiseCorp’s sole cost and expense) a registration statement registering the resale of the PIPE Shares (the “PIPE Resale Registration Statement”), and TortoiseCorp shall use its commercially reasonable efforts to have the PIPE Resale Registration Statement declared effective as soon as practicable after the filing thereof. Under certain circumstances, payments by TortoiseCorp may be assessed with respect to the PIPE Shares in the event that (i)  the PIPE Resale Registration Statement has not been declared effective by the SEC by the earlier of (A) 60 days (or 90 days if the SEC notifies TortoiseCorp that it will review the PIPE Resale Registration Statement) following the Closing and (B) the tenth business day after the SEC notifies TortoiseCorp that either its review of the PIPE Resale Registration Statement is complete or it will not review the PIPE Resale Registration Statement; (ii) the PIPE Resale Registration Statement is declared effective by the SEC but thereafter ceases to be effective prior to the expiration of a designated effective period or a Subscriber is not permitted to utilize the PIPE Resale Registration Statement to resell the PIPE Shares; or (iii) under certain circumstances, TortoiseCorp fails to file with the SEC any required reports under Section 13 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act, such that the Subscribers who are not affiliates of TortoiseCorp are unable to sell their PIPE Shares without restriction under Rule 144 under the Securities Act. The payments by TortoiseCorp to each such Subscriber shall accrue on the default date and on each monthly anniversary of any uncured default in an amount equal to 0.5% of the aggregate purchase price paid for the PIPE Shares held by such Subscriber at such time, subject to certain terms and limitations (including a cap of 5.0% of the aggregate purchase price).

 

The foregoing description of the Subscription Agreements is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the form of the Subscription Agreement, a copy of which is included as Exhibit 10.3 to this Current Report on Form 8-K, and incorporated herein by reference.

 

Amendment to Forward Purchase Agreement

 

On June 18, 2020, TortoiseCorp, Tortoise Sponsor LLC (the “Sponsor”) and Atlas Point Energy Infrastructure Fund, LLC (“Atlas Point”) entered into the First Amendment to Amended and Restated Forward Purchase Agreement (the “FPA Amendment” and such Amended and Restated Forward Purchase Agreement, as amended, the “Forward Purchase Agreement”), pursuant to which Atlas Point agreed to purchase $17,500,000 (the “Purchase Price”) of forward purchase units, consisting of one share of TortoiseCorp Class A Common Stock and one-half of one warrant, at $10.00 per unit at the Closing (the “Forward Purchase Securities”). At the Closing (i) if Atlas Point does not fund the Purchase Price, Atlas Point will transfer back to the Sponsor 900,000 shares of TortoiseCorp’s Class B Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Founder Shares”), such that Atlas Point shall retain 365,625 Founder Shares and (ii) if Atlas Point does fund the Purchase Price, Atlas Point shall transfer back to the Sponsor 894,375 Founder Shares.

 

Pursuant to the FPA Amendment, TortoiseCorp agreed that, within 30 calendar days after the consummation of the Proposed Transactions, TortoiseCorp will file with the SEC (at TortoiseCorp’s sole cost and expense) a registration statement registering the resale of any Forward Purchase Securities and the TortoiseCorp Class A Common Stock issuable upon conversion of the Founder Shares held by Atlas Point (the “Atlas Point Resale Registration Statement”), and TortoiseCorp shall use its commercially reasonable efforts to have the Atlas Point Resale Registration Statement declared effective as soon as practicable after the filing thereof.

 

The foregoing description of the FPA Amendment is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the FPA Amendment, a copy of which is included as Exhibit 10.4 to this Current Report on Form 8-K, and incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 3.02. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities.

 

The disclosure set forth above in Item 1.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated by reference herein. The securities of TortoiseCorp that may be issued in connection with the Merger, the Subscription Agreements and the Forward Purchase Agreement will not be registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) in reliance on the exemption from registration provided by Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act and/or Regulation D promulgated thereunder.

 

Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.

 

On June 19, 2020, TortoiseCorp and the Company issued a joint press release announcing the execution of the Business Combination Agreement and announcing that TortoiseCorp and the Company will hold a conference call on June 19, 2020 at 8:30am Eastern Time (the “Conference Call”). A copy of the press release, which includes information regarding participation in the Conference Call, is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference. The script that TortoiseCorp and the Company intend to use for the Conference Call is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.2 and incorporated herein by reference. Such exhibits and the information set forth therein shall not be deemed to be filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Exchange Act, or otherwise be subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed to be incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act or the Exchange Act.

 

Attached as Exhibit 99.3 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference is an investor presentation relating to the Proposed Transactions. Such exhibit and the information set forth therein shall not be deemed to be filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Exchange Act, or otherwise be subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed to be incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act or the Exchange Act.

 

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Important Information and Where to Find It

 

In connection with the Proposed Transactions, TortoiseCorp intends to file the Proxy Statement with the SEC, which will be distributed to holders of TortoiseCorp’s common stock in connection with TortoiseCorp’s solicitation of proxies for the vote by the TortoiseCorp Stockholders with respect to the Proposed Transactions and other matters as described in the Proxy Statement. After the preliminary Proxy Statement has been filed and cleared by the SEC, TortoiseCorp will mail a definitive Proxy Statement to its stockholders. TortoiseCorp Stockholders and other interested parties are urged to read the Proxy Statement, any amendments thereto and any other documents filed with the SEC carefully and in their entirety when they become available because they will contain important information about TortoiseCorp, the Company and the Proposed Transactions. TortoiseCorp Stockholders and other interested parties may obtain free copies of the preliminary Proxy Statement and definitive Proxy Statement (when available) and other documents filed with the SEC by TortoiseCorp through the website maintained by the SEC at http://www.sec.gov or by directing a request to: Tortoise Acquisition Corp., 5100 W. 115th Place, Leawood, KS or (913) 981-1020.

 

Participants in the Solicitation

 

TortoiseCorp and its directors and executive officers may be considered participants in the solicitation of proxies with respect to the Proposed Transactions. Information about the directors and executive officers of TortoiseCorp is set forth in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019. Additional information regarding the participants in the proxy solicitation and a description of their direct and indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, will be included in the Proxy Statement and other relevant materials to be filed with the SEC regarding the Proposed Transactions when they become available. TortoiseCorp Stockholders and other interested persons should read the Proxy Statement carefully when it becomes available before making any voting decisions. When available, these documents can be obtained free of charge from the sources indicated above.

 

Forward-Looking Statements

 

This Current Report on Form 8-K includes certain statements that are not historical facts but are forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements generally are accompanied by words such as “believe,” “may,” “will,” “estimate,” “continue,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “expect,” “should,” “would,” “plan,” “predict,” “potential,” “seem,” “seek,” “future,” “outlook,” and similar expressions that predict or indicate future events or trends or that are not statements of historical matters. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding estimates and forecasts of revenue and other financial and performance metrics and projections of market opportunity and expectations, TortoiseCorp’s ability to enter into definitive agreements or consummate a transaction with the Company; TortoiseCorp’s ability to obtain the financing necessary consummate the Proposed Transactions; and the expected timing of completion of the Proposed Transactions. These statements are based on various assumptions and on the current expectations of TortoiseCorp’s and the Company’s management and are not predictions of actual performance. These forward-looking statements are provided for illustrative purposes only and are not intended to serve as, and must not be relied on by any investor as, a guarantee, an assurance, a prediction or a definitive statement of fact or probability. Actual events and circumstances are difficult or impossible to predict and will differ from assumptions. Many actual events and circumstances are beyond the control of TortoiseCorp and the Company. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including general economic, financial, legal, political and business conditions and changes in domestic and foreign markets; the inability of the parties to enter into definitive agreements or successfully or timely consummate the Proposed Transactions or to satisfy the other conditions to the closing of the Proposed Transactions, including the risk that any required regulatory approvals are not obtained, are delayed or are subject to unanticipated conditions that could adversely affect the combined company; the risk that the approval of the TortoiseCorp Stockholders for the Proposed Transactions is not obtained; failure to realize the anticipated benefits of the Proposed Transactions, including as a result of a delay in consummating the Proposed Transaction or difficulty in, or costs associated with, integrating the businesses of TortoiseCorp and the Company; the amount of redemption requests made by the TortoiseCorp Stockholders; the occurrence of events that may give rise to a right of one or both of TortoiseCorp and the Company to terminate the Business Combination Agreement; risks related to the rollout of the Company’s business and the timing of expected business milestones; the effects of competition on the Company’s business; and those factors discussed in TortoiseCorp’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019 under the heading “Risk Factors,” and other documents of TortoiseCorp filed, or to be filed, with the SEC. If the risks materialize or assumptions prove incorrect, actual results could differ materially from the results implied by these forward-looking statements. There may be additional risks that neither TortoiseCorp nor the Company presently know or that TortoiseCorp and the Company currently believe are immaterial that could also cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements. In addition, forward-looking statements reflect TortoiseCorp’s and the Company’s expectations, plans or forecasts of future events and views as of the date of this Current Report on Form 8-K. TortoiseCorp and the Company anticipate that subsequent events and developments will cause their assessments to change. However, while TortoiseCorp and the Company may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, TortoiseCorp and the Company specifically disclaim any obligation to do so. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing TortoiseCorp’s or the Company’s assessments as of any date subsequent to the date of this Current Report on Form 8-K. Accordingly, undue reliance should not be placed upon the forward-looking statements.

 

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Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d) Exhibits.

 

Exhibit No.

 

Exhibit

2.1*   Business Combination Agreement and Plan of Reorganization, dated as of June 18, 2020, by and among TortoiseCorp, Merger Sub and the Company.
10.1   Stockholder Support Agreement, dated as of June 18, 2020, by and among TortoiseCorp and the stockholders of the Company named therein.
10.2   Stockholders Rights Agreement, dated as of June 18, 2020, by and among TortoiseCorp, Vincent T. Cubbage, Stephen Pang and the stockholders of the Company named therein.
10.3   Form of Subscription Agreement.
10.4   First Amendment to Amended and Restated Forward Purchase Agreement, dated as of June 18, 2020, by and among TortoiseCorp, the Sponsor and Atlas Point.
99.1   Press Release, dated June 19, 2020.
99.2   Conference Call Script.
99.3   Investor Presentation.

  

*All schedules have been omitted pursuant to Item 601(a)(5) of Regulation S-K. A copy of any omitted schedule and/or exhibit will be furnished to the SEC upon request.


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SIGNATURE

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, hereunto duly authorized.

 

Dated: June 19, 2020

 

  TORTOISE ACQUISITION CORP.
     
  By:  /s/ Vincent T. Cubbage
  Name:  Vincent T. Cubbage
  Title: Chief Executive Officer and President

 

 

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Exhibit 2.1

 

Execution Version

 

BUSINESS COMBINATION AGREEMENT AND PLAN OF REORGANIZATION

 

by and among

 

TORTOISE ACQUISITION CORP.,

 

SHLL MERGER SUB INC.,

 

and

 

HYLIION INC.

 

Dated as of June 18, 2020

 

 

 

 

Table of Contents

 

  Page
   
Article I. DEFINITIONS 2
   
Section 1.01 Certain Definitions 2
Section 1.02 Further Definitions 11
Section 1.03 Construction 13
   
Article II. AGREEMENT AND PLAN OF MERGER 13
   
Section 2.01 The Merger 13
Section 2.02 Effective Time; Closing 13
Section 2.03 Effect of the Merger 13
Section 2.04 Certificate of Incorporation; Bylaws 13
Section 2.05 Directors and Officers 14
   
Article III. CONVERSION OF SECURITIES; EXCHANGE OF CERTIFICATES 15
   
Section 3.01 Conversion of Securities 15
Section 3.02 Exchange of Certificates 16
Section 3.03 Stock Transfer Books 19
Section 3.04 Appraisal Rights 19
   
Article IV. REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF THE COMPANY 20
   
Section 4.01 Organization and Qualification; Subsidiaries 20
Section 4.02 Certificate of Incorporation and Bylaws 20
Section 4.03 Capitalization 21
Section 4.04 Authority Relative to this Agreement 23
Section 4.05 No Conflict; Required Filings and Consents 23
Section 4.06 Permits; Compliance 24
Section 4.07 Financial Statements 24
Section 4.08 Absence of Certain Changes or Events 26
Section 4.09 Absence of Litigation 26
Section 4.10 Employee Benefit Plans 26
Section 4.11 Labor and Employment Matters 28
Section 4.12 Real Property; Title to Assets 29
Section 4.13 Intellectual Property 30
Section 4.14 Taxes 33
Section 4.15 Environmental Matters 34
Section 4.16 Material Contracts 35
Section 4.17 Insurance 37
Section 4.18 Board Approval; Vote Required 37
Section 4.19 Certain Business Practices 37
Section 4.20 Interested Party Transactions 38
Section 4.21 Exchange Act 38

 

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Section 4.22 Brokers 38
Section 4.23 Exclusivity of Representations and Warranties 38
   
Article V. REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF TORTOISECORP AND MERGER SUB 39
   
Section 5.01 Corporate Organization 39
Section 5.02 Organizational Documents 39
Section 5.03 Capitalization 39
Section 5.04 Authority Relative to This Agreement 41
Section 5.05 No Conflict; Required Filings and Consents 41
Section 5.06 Compliance 42
Section 5.07 SEC Filings; Financial Statements; Sarbanes-Oxley 42
Section 5.08 Absence of Certain Changes or Events 44
Section 5.09 Absence of Litigation 44
Section 5.10 Board Approval; Vote Required 44
Section 5.11 No Prior Operations of Merger Sub 45
Section 5.12 Brokers 45
Section 5.13 TortoiseCorp Trust Fund 46
Section 5.14 Employees 46
Section 5.15 Taxes 47
Section 5.16 Listing 48
Section 5.17 TortoiseCorp’s and Merger Sub’s Investigation and Reliance 49
     
Article VI. CONDUCT OF BUSINESS PENDING THE MERGER 49
     
Section 6.01 Conduct of Business by the Company Pending the Merger 49
Section 6.02 Conduct of Business by TortoiseCorp and Merger Sub Pending the Merger 52
Section 6.03 Claims Against Trust Account 54
     
Article VII. ADDITIONAL AGREEMENTS 55
     
Section 7.01 Proxy Statement 55
Section 7.02 TortoiseCorp Stockholders’ Meeting; and Merger Sub Stockholder’s Approval 56
Section 7.03 Company Stockholders’ Written Consent 56
Section 7.04 Access to Information; Confidentiality 57
Section 7.05 Exclusivity 57
Section 7.06 Employee Benefits Matters 58
Section 7.07 Adoption of Equity Plan 59
Section 7.08 Directors’ and Officers’ Indemnification 59
Section 7.09 Notification of Certain Matters 60
Section 7.10 Further Action; Reasonable Best Efforts 60
Section 7.11 Public Announcements 61
Section 7.12 Stock Exchange Listing 61
Section 7.13 Antitrust 62

 

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Section 7.14 Trust Account 63
Section 7.15 Tax Matters 63
Section 7.16 Directors 64
Section 7.17 Audited Financial Statements 64
     
Article VIII. CONDITIONS TO THE MERGER 64
     
Section 8.01 Conditions to the Obligations of Each Party 64
Section 8.02 Conditions to the Obligations of TortoiseCorp and Merger Sub 65
Section 8.03 Conditions to the Obligations of the Company 67
     
Article IX. TERMINATION, AMENDMENT AND WAIVER 68
     
Section 9.01 Termination 68
Section 9.02 Effect of Termination 69
Section 9.03 Expenses 69
Section 9.04 Amendment 69
Section 9.05 Waiver 69
     
Article X. GENERAL PROVISIONS 70
     
Section 10.01 Notices 70
Section 10.02 Nonsurvival of Representations, Warranties and Covenants 71
Section 10.03 Severability 71
Section 10.04 Entire Agreement; Assignment 71
Section 10.05 Parties in Interest 71
Section 10.06 Governing Law 72
Section 10.07 Waiver of Jury Trial 72
Section 10.08 Headings 72
Section 10.09 Counterparts 72
Section 10.10 Specific Performance 73
Section 10.11 No Recourse 73

 

EXHIBIT A Form of Amended and Restated Registration Rights Agreement A-1
EXHIBIT B Form of Lock-Up Agreement B-1
EXHIBIT C Form of Third Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of Surviving Corporation C-1
EXHIBIT D Form of Amended and Restated Bylaws of Surviving Corporation D-1
EXHIBIT E Form of TortoiseCorp Second Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation E-1
EXHIBIT F Directors and Officers of the Surviving Corporation and TortoiseCorp F-1
SCHEDULE A Company Knowledge Parties Sch. A-1
SCHEDULE B Key Company Stockholders Sch. B-1

 

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BUSINESS COMBINATION AGREEMENT AND PLAN OF REORGANIZATION, dated as of June 18, 2020 (this “Agreement”), by and among Tortoise Acquisition Corp., a Delaware corporation (“TortoiseCorp ”), SHLL Merger Sub Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Merger Sub”), and Hyliion Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”).

 

WHEREAS, Merger Sub is a wholly owned direct subsidiary of TortoiseCorp;

 

WHEREAS, upon the terms and subject to the conditions of this Agreement and in accordance with the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware (the “DGCL”), TortoiseCorp and the Company will enter into a business combination transaction pursuant to which Merger Sub will merge with and into the Company (the “Merger”), with the Company surviving the Merger as a wholly owned subsidiary of TortoiseCorp;

 

WHEREAS, it is intended, for U.S. federal and applicable state income Tax purposes, that the Merger will be treated as qualifying as a “reorganization” within the meaning of Section 368(a) of the Code (the “Intended Tax-Free Treatment”) and by executing this Agreement, the parties hereby adopt a “plan of reorganization” within the meaning of Treasury Regulations Sections 1.368-2(g) and 1.368-3, and intend to file the statement required by Treasury Regulations Section 1.368-3(a);

 

WHEREAS, the Board of Directors of the Company (the “Company Board”) has unanimously (a) determined that the Merger is fair to, and in the best interests of, the Company and its stockholders and has approved and adopted this Agreement and declared its advisability and approved the Merger and the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement, and (b) has recommended the approval and adoption of this Agreement and the Merger by the stockholders of the Company;

 

WHEREAS, the Board of Directors of TortoiseCorp (the “TortoiseCorp Board”) has (a) approved and adopted this Agreement and declared its advisability and approved the payment of the Per Share Merger Consideration to stockholders of the Company pursuant to this Agreement and the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement, and (b) has recommended the approval and adoption of this Agreement and the transactions contemplated by this Agreement by the stockholders of TortoiseCorp;

 

WHEREAS, the Board of Directors of Merger Sub (the “Merger Sub Board”) has (a) determined that the Merger is fair to, and in the best interests of, Merger Sub and its sole stockholder and has approved and adopted this Agreement and declared its advisability and approved the Merger and the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement, and (b) recommended the approval and adoption of this Agreement and the Merger by the sole stockholder of Merger Sub;

 

WHEREAS, TortoiseCorp and the Key Company Stockholders (as defined herein), concurrently with the execution and delivery of this Agreement, are entering into the Stockholder Support Agreement, dated as of the date hereof (the “Stockholder Support Agreement”), providing that, among other things, the Key Company Stockholders will vote their shares of Company Common Stock and Company Preferred Stock in favor of this Agreement, the Merger and the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement;

 

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WHEREAS, promptly following the execution and delivery of this Agreement (and in any event within two (2) Business Days of the execution of this Agreement), the Company shall seek the Company Stockholder Approval and deliver a copy of the Written Consent to TortoiseCorp;

 

WHEREAS, TortoiseCorp and certain stockholders of TortoiseCorp and the Company, concurrently with the execution and delivery of this Agreement, are entering into the Stockholders Rights Agreement, dated as of the date hereof (the “Stockholders Rights Agreement”), setting forth their agreement with respect to governance of TortoiseCorp after the Closing and certain other matters;

 

WHEREAS, in connection with the Closing, TortoiseCorp and certain stockholders of the Company and TortoiseCorp shall enter into an Amended and Restated Registration Rights Agreement (the “Registration Rights Agreement”) substantially in the form attached hereto as Exhibit A;

 

WHEREAS, in connection with the Closing, certain stockholders of the Company shall enter into separate Lock-Up Agreements (each, a “Lock-Up Agreement”) substantially in the form attached hereto as Exhibit B;

 

WHEREAS, TortoiseCorp, concurrently with the execution and delivery of this Agreement, is entering into subscription agreements (the “Subscription Agreements”) with certain investors pursuant to which such investors, upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth therein, have agreed to purchase shares of TortoiseCorp Class A Common Stock at a purchase price of $10.00 in a private placement or placements (the “Private Placements”) to be consummated concurrently with the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby; and

 

WHEREAS, TortoiseCorp and Atlas Point Fund are parties to that certain Amended and Restated Forward Purchase Agreement, dated as of February 6, 2019, by and between TortoiseCorp, Sponsor and Atlas Point Fund, as amended (the “Forward Purchase Agreement”), pursuant to which Atlas Point Fund has agreed to purchase, subject to the terms and conditions thereof, TortoiseCorp Units in a private placement to be consummated concurrently with the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the foregoing and the mutual covenants and agreements herein contained, and intending to be legally bound hereby, the parties hereto hereby agree as follows:

 

Article I.

 

DEFINITIONS

 

Section 1.01 Certain Definitions. For purposes of this Agreement:

 

affiliate” of a specified person means a person who, directly or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with, such specified person.

 

Ancillary Agreements” means the Stockholder Support Agreement, the Stockholders Rights Agreement, the Registration Rights Agreement, the Lock-Up Agreements and all other agreements, certificates and instruments executed and delivered by TortoiseCorp , Merger Sub or the Company in connection with the Transactions and specifically contemplated by this Agreement.

 

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Atlas Point Fund” means Atlas Point Energy Infrastructure Fund, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, which is a fund managed by CIBC National Trust Company.

 

Business Data” means all business information and data, including Personal Information (whether of employees, contractors, consultants, customers, consumers, or other persons and whether in electronic or any other form or medium) that is accessed, collected, used, stored, shared, distributed, transferred, disclosed, destroyed, disposed of or otherwise processed by any of the Business Systems or otherwise in the course of the conduct of the business of the Company, including all on-road data collected or generated through the deployment of the Business Systems incorporated in any Products.

 

Business Day” means any day on which the principal offices of the SEC in Washington, D.C. are open to accept filings, or, in the case of determining a date when any payment is due, any day on which banks are not required or authorized to close in New York, NY; provided that banks shall not be deemed to be authorized or obligated to be closed due to a “shelter in place,” “non-essential employee” or similar closure of physical branch locations at the direction of any Governmental Authority if such banks’ electronic funds transfer systems (including for wire transfers) are open for use by customers on such day.

 

Business Systems” means all Software (including Products), computer hardware (whether general or special purpose), electronic data processing, information, record keeping, communications, telecommunications, networks, interfaces, platforms, servers, peripherals, and computer systems, including any outsourced systems and processes, that are owned or used in the conduct of the business of the Company, including any Software embedded in Products that are installed or used on vehicles.

 

Company Certificate of Incorporation” means the second amended and restated certificate of incorporation of the Company dated August 29, 2017, as such may have been amended, supplemented or modified from time to time.

 

Company Common Stock” means the Company’s Common Stock, with a par value of $0.001 per share.

 

Company Convertible Notes” means the convertible notes issued pursuant to (i) the Bridge Note Purchase Agreement, dated December 31, 2019, by and between the Company and HYL Investors, LP, (ii) the Bridge Note Purchase Agreement, dated June 26, 2019, by and between the Company and Sensata Technologies, Inc., (iii) the Bridge Note Purchase Agreement, dated September 14, 2018, by and between the Company and Dana Limited, (iv) the Bridge Note Purchase Agreement, dated February 15, 2019, by and between the Company and Dana Limited and (v) the several Bridge Note Purchase Agreements, dated on and around February 15, 2019, by and between the Company and various purchasers.

 

Company IP” means, collectively, all Company-Owned IP and Company-Licensed IP.

 

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Company-Licensed IP” means all Intellectual Property rights owned or purported to be owned by a third party and licensed to the Company or to which the Company otherwise has a right to use.

 

Company Material Adverse Effect” means any event, circumstance, change or effect (collectively “Effect”) that, individually or in the aggregate with all other events, circumstances, changes and effects, (a) is or would reasonably be expected to be materially adverse to the business, condition (financial or otherwise), assets, liabilities or operations of the Company or (b) would prevent, materially delay or materially impede the performance by the Company of its obligations under this Agreement or the consummation of the Merger or any of the other Transactions; provided, however, that none of the following shall be deemed to constitute, alone or in combination, or be taken into account in the determination of whether, there has been or will be a Company Material Adverse Effect: (i) any change or proposed change in or change in the interpretation of any Law or GAAP; (ii) events or conditions generally affecting the industries or geographic areas in which the Company operates; (iii) any downturn in general economic conditions, including changes in the credit, debt, securities, financial or capital markets (including changes in interest or exchange rates, prices of any security or market index or commodity or any disruption of such markets); (iv) any geopolitical conditions, outbreak of hostilities, acts of war, sabotage, cyberterrorism, terrorism, military actions, earthquakes, volcanic activity, hurricanes, tsunamis, tornadoes, floods, mudslides, wild fires or other natural disasters, weather conditions, epidemics, pandemics and other force majeure events (including any escalation or general worsening thereof); (v) any actions taken or not taken by the Company as required by this Agreement or any Ancillary Agreement, (vi) any Effect attributable to the announcement or execution, pendency, negotiation or consummation of the Merger or any of the other Transactions (including the impact thereof on relationships with customers, suppliers, employees or Governmental Authorities) (provided that this clause (vi) shall not apply to any representations or warranty to the extent the purpose of such representation or warranty is to address the consequences resulting from this Agreement or the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby), (vii) any failure to meet any projections, forecasts, guidance, estimates, milestones, budgets or financial or operating predictions of revenue, earnings, cash flow or cash position, provided that this clause (vii) shall not prevent a determination that any Effect underlying such failure has resulted in a Company Material Adverse Effect, or (viii) any actions taken, or failures to take action, or such other changes or events, in each case, which TortoiseCorp has requested or to which it has consented or which actions are contemplated by this Agreement, except in the cases of clauses (i) through (iii), to the extent that the Company is materially disproportionately affected thereby as compared with other participants in the industries in which the Company operates.

 

Company Option Plan” means the Hyliion Inc. 2016 Equity Incentive Plan, as such may have been amended, supplemented or modified from time to time.

 

Company Options” means all options to purchase outstanding shares of Company Common Stock, whether or not exercisable and whether or not vested, immediately prior to the Closing under the Company Option Plan or otherwise.

 

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Company Outstanding Shares” means the total number of shares of Company Common Stock outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Time, expressed on a fully-diluted and as-converted to Company Common Stock basis, and including, without limitation or duplication, the number of shares of Company Common Stock issuable upon conversion of the Company Preferred Stock and Company Convertible Notes pursuant to Section 3.01(a) and Section 3.01(b), respectively, and the number of shares of Company Common Stock subject to unexpired, issued and outstanding Company Options and Company Options that the Company has committed to grant but has not yet granted as of immediately prior to the Effective Time.

 

Company-Owned IP” means all Intellectual Property rights owned or purported to be owned by the Company.

 

Company Preferred Stock” means the Company Series A-1 Preferred Stock, the Company Series A-2 Preferred Stock and the Company Series A-3 Preferred Stock.

 

Company Series A-1 Preferred Stock” means the shares of the Company’s Preferred Stock, par value $0.001 per share, designated as Series A-1 Preferred Stock in the Company Certificate of Incorporation.

 

Company Series A-2 Preferred Stock” means the shares of the Company’s Preferred Stock, par value $0.001 per share, designated as Series A-2 Preferred Stock in the Company Certificate of Incorporation.

 

Company Series A-3 Preferred Stock” means the shares of the Company’s Preferred Stock, par value $0.001 per share, designated as Series A-1 Preferred Stock in the Company Certificate of Incorporation.

 

Confidential Information” means any information, knowledge or data concerning the businesses and affairs of the Company or any Suppliers or customers of the Company or TortoiseCorp or its subsidiaries (as applicable) that is not already generally available to the public.

 

control” (including the terms “controlled by” and “under common control with”) means the possession, directly or indirectly, or as trustee or executor, of the power to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of a person, whether through the ownership of voting securities, as trustee or executor, by contract or otherwise.

 

Disabling Devices” means Software viruses, time bombs, logic bombs, trojan horses, trap doors, back doors, or other computer instructions, intentional devices or techniques that are designed to threaten, infect, assault, vandalize, defraud, disrupt, damage, disable, maliciously encumber, hack into, incapacitate, infiltrate or slow or shut down a computer system or any component of such computer system, including any such device affecting system security or compromising or disclosing user data in an unauthorized manner, other than those incorporated by the Company intentionally to protect Company IP from misuse.

 

Employee Benefit Plan” means any plan that is an “employee benefit plan” as defined in Section 3(3) of ERISA, any nonqualified deferred compensation plan subject to Section 409A of the Code, bonus, stock option, stock purchase, restricted stock, other equity-based compensation arrangement, performance award, incentive, deferred compensation, retiree medical or life insurance, death or disability benefit, supplemental retirement, severance, retention, change in control, employment, consulting, fringe benefit, sick pay and vacation plans or arrangements or other employee benefit plans, programs or arrangements, whether written or unwritten.

 

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Environmental Laws” means any United States federal, state or local or non-United States laws relating to: (a) releases or threatened releases of Hazardous Substances or materials containing Hazardous Substances; (b) the manufacture, handling, transport, use, treatment, storage or disposal of Hazardous Substances or materials containing Hazardous Substances; or (c) pollution or protection of the environment or natural resources.

 

ERISA” means the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended.

 

Exchange Ratio” means the following ratio (rounded to four decimal places): the quotient obtained by dividing (a) 100,000,000 by (b) the Company Outstanding Shares.

 

Hazardous Substance(s)” means: (a) those substances defined in or regulated under the following United States federal statutes and their state counterparts, as each may be amended from time to time, and all regulations thereunder: the Hazardous Materials Transportation Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, the Clean Water Act, the Safe Drinking Water Act, the Atomic Energy Act, the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act and the Clean Air Act; (b) petroleum and petroleum products, including crude oil and any fractions thereof; (c) natural gas, synthetic gas, and any mixtures thereof; (d) polychlorinated biphenyls, asbestos and radon; and (e) any substance, material or waste regulated by any Governmental Authority pursuant to any Environmental Law.

 

HSR Act” means the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder.

 

Intellectual Property” means: (a) patents, patent applications and patent disclosures, together with all reissues, continuations, continuations-in-part, divisionals, revisions, extensions or reexaminations thereof; (b) trademarks and service marks, trade dress, logos, trade names, corporate names, brands, slogans, and other source identifiers together with all translations, adaptations, derivations, combinations and other variants of the foregoing, and all applications, registrations, and renewals in connection therewith, together with all of the goodwill associated with the foregoing; (c) copyrights, and other works of authorship (whether or not copyrightable), and moral rights, and registrations and applications for registration, renewals and extensions thereof; (d) trade secrets and know-how (including ideas, formulas, compositions, inventions (whether or not patentable or reduced to practice)), customer and supplier lists, improvements, protocols, processes, methods and techniques, research and development information, industry analyses, algorithms, architectures, layouts, drawings, specifications, designs, plans, methodologies, proposals, industrial models, technical data, financial and accounting and all other data, databases, database rights, including rights to use any Personal Information, pricing and cost information, business and marketing plans and proposals, and customer and supplier lists (including lists of prospects) and related information; (e) Internet domain names and social media accounts; (f) rights of privacy and publicity and all other intellectual property or proprietary rights of any kind or description; (g) copies and tangible embodiments of any of the foregoing, in whatever form or medium; and (h) all legal rights arising from items (a) through (f), including the right to prosecute, enforce and perfect such interests and rights to sue, oppose, cancel, interfere, enjoin and collect damages based upon such interests, including such rights based on past infringement, if any, in connection with any of the foregoing.

 

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Key Company Stockholders” means the persons and entities listed on Schedule B.

 

knowledge” or “to the knowledge” of a person shall mean in the case of the Company, the actual knowledge of the persons listed on Schedule A after reasonable inquiry, and in the case of TortoiseCorp , the actual knowledge of Vincent T. Cubbage, Stephen Pang, Steven C. Schnitzer and Darrell Brock after reasonable inquiry.

 

Leased Real Property” means the real property leased by the Company as tenant, together with, to the extent leased by the Company, all buildings and other structures, facilities or improvements located thereon and all easements, licenses, rights and appurtenances of the Company relating to the foregoing.

 

Lien” means any lien, security interest, mortgage, pledge, adverse claim or other encumbrance of any kind that secures the payment or performance of an obligation (other than those created under applicable securities laws).

 

Merger Sub Organizational Documents” means the certificate of incorporation and bylaws of Merger Sub, as amended, modified or supplemented from time to time.

 

Open Source Software” means any Software that is licensed pursuant to: (a) any license that is a license now or in the future approved by the open source initiative and listed at http://www.opensource.org/licenses, which licenses include all versions of the GNU General Public License (GPL), the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL), the GNU Affero GPL, the MIT license, the Eclipse Public License, the Common Public License, the CDDL, the Mozilla Public License (MPL), the Artistic License, the Netscape Public License, the Sun Community Source License (SCSL), and the Sun Industry Standards License (SISL); (b) any license to Software that is considered “free” or “open source software” by the open source foundation or the free software foundation; or (c) any Reciprocal License, in each case whether or not source code is available or included in such license.

 

PCAOB” means the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board and any division or subdivision thereof.

 

Permitted Liens” means: (a) such imperfections of title, easements, encumbrances, Liens or restrictions that do not materially impair the current use of the Company’s assets that are subject thereto; (b) materialmen’s, mechanics’, carriers’, workmen’s, warehousemen’s, repairmen’s, landlord’s and other similar Liens arising in the ordinary course of business, or deposits to obtain the release of such Liens; (c) Liens for Taxes not yet due and delinquent, or if delinquent, being contested in good faith and for which appropriate reserves have been made; (d) zoning, entitlement, conservation restriction and other land use and environmental regulations promulgated by Governmental Authorities, (e) revocable, non-exclusive licenses (or sublicenses) of Company-Owned IP granted in the ordinary course of business; (f) non-monetary Liens, encumbrances and restrictions on real property (including easements, covenants, rights of way and similar restrictions of record) that do not materially interfere with the present uses of such real property, (g) Liens identified in the Annual Financial Statements and (h) Liens on leases, subleases, easements, licenses, rights of use, rights to access and rights of way arising from the provisions of such agreements or benefiting or created by any superior estate, right or interest.

 

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person” means an individual, corporation, partnership, limited partnership, limited liability company, syndicate, person (including, without limitation, a “person” as defined in Section 13(d)(3) of the Exchange Act), trust, association or entity or government, political subdivision, agency or instrumentality of a government.

 

Personal Information” means (a) information related to an identified or identifiable individual (e.g., name, address telephone number, email address, financial account number, government-issued identifier), (b) any other data used or intended to be used or which allows one to identify, contact, or precisely locate an individual, including any internet protocol address or other persistent identifier, and (c) any other, similar information or data regulated by Privacy/Data Security Laws.

 

Privacy/Data Security Laws” means all laws governing the receipt, collection, use, storage, processing, sharing, security, disclosure, or transfer of Personal Information or the security of Company’s Business Systems or Business Data.

 

Products” mean any products or services, developed, manufactured, performed, out-licensed, sold, distributed other otherwise made available by or on behalf of the Company, from which the Company has derived previously, is currently deriving or is scheduled to derive, revenue from the sale or provision thereof.

 

Reciprocal License” means a license of an item of Software that requires or that conditions any rights granted in such license upon:  (i) the disclosure, distribution or licensing of any other Software (other than such item of Software as provided by a third party in its unmodified form); (ii) a requirement that any disclosure, distribution or licensing of any other Software (other than such item of Software in its unmodified form) be at no charge; (iii) a requirement that any other licensee of the Software be permitted to access the source code of, modify, make derivative works of, or reverse-engineer any such other Software; (iv) a requirement that such other Software be redistributable by other licensees; or (v) the grant of any patent rights (other than patent rights in such item of Software), including non-assertion or patent license obligations (other than patent obligations relating to the use of such item of Software).

 

Redemption Rights” means the redemption rights provided for in Section 9.2 of Article IX of the TortoiseCorp Certificate of Incorporation.

 

Registered Intellectual Property” means all Intellectual Property that is the subject of registration (or an application for registration), including domain names.

 

Requisite Approval” means the affirmative vote of (i) the holders of at least a majority of the shares of Company Common Stock and Company Preferred Stock (on an as-converted basis) outstanding, voting together as a single class, and (ii) the holders of at least 60% of the shares of Company Series A-1 Preferred Stock outstanding, including Howard Jenkins.

 

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Software” means all computer software (in object code or source code format), data and databases, and related documentation and materials.

 

Sponsor” means Tortoise Sponsor LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, which is owned, directly or indirectly, by Tortoise Investments, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, TortoiseCorp’s management and certain other persons employed by Tortoise Investments, LLC or a subsidiary thereof.

 

subsidiary” or “subsidiaries” of the Company, the Surviving Corporation, TortoiseCorp or any other person means an affiliate controlled by such person, directly or indirectly, through one or more intermediaries.

 

Supplier” means any person that supplies inventory or other materials or personal property, components, or other goods or services that are utilized in or comprise the Products of the Company.

 

Tax” or “Taxes” means any and all taxes (including any duties, levies or other similar governmental assessments in the nature of taxes), including, but not limited to, income, estimated, business, occupation, corporate, capital, gross receipts, transfer, stamp, registration, employment, payroll, unemployment, withholding, occupancy, license, severance, capital, production, ad valorem, excise, windfall profits, customs duties, real property, personal property, sales, use, turnover, value added and franchise taxes, in each case imposed by any Governmental Authority, whether disputed or not, together with all interest, penalties, and additions to tax imposed with respect thereto.

 

Tax Return” means any return, declaration, report, claim for refund, or information return or statement relating to Taxes, including any schedule or attachment thereto and any amendment thereof, in each case supplied or required to be supplied to a Tax authority.

 

TortoiseCorp Certificate of Incorporation” means the Amended and Restated TortoiseCorp Certificate of Incorporation dated February 27, 2019.

 

TortoiseCorp Class A Common Stock” means TortoiseCorp’s Class A Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share.

 

TortoiseCorp Class B Common Stock” means TortoiseCorp’s Class B Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share.

 

TortoiseCorp Common Stock” means TortoiseCorp Class A Common Stock and the TortoiseCorp Class B Common Stock.

 

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TortoiseCorp Material Adverse Effect” means any event, circumstance, change or effect that, individually or in the aggregate with all other events, circumstances, changes and effects, (a) is or is reasonably expected to be materially adverse to the business, financial condition or results of operations of TortoiseCorp; or (b) would prevent, materially delay or materially impede the performance by TortoiseCorp or Merger Sub of their respective obligations under this Agreement or the consummation of the Merger or any of the other Transactions; provided, however, that none of the following shall be deemed to constitute, alone or in combination, or be taken into account in the determination of whether, there has been or will be a TortoiseCorp Material Adverse Effect: (i) any change or proposed change in or change in the interpretation of any Law or GAAP; (ii) events or conditions generally affecting the industries or geographic areas in which TortoiseCorp operates; (iii) any downturn in general economic conditions, including changes in the credit, debt, securities, financial or capital markets (including changes in interest or exchange rates, prices of any security or market index or commodity or any disruption of such markets); (iv) any geopolitical conditions, outbreak of hostilities, acts of war, sabotage, cyberterrorism, terrorism, military actions, earthquakes, volcanic activity, hurricanes, tsunamis, tornadoes, floods, mudslides, wild fires or other natural disasters, weather conditions, epidemics, pandemics and other force majeure events (including any escalation or general worsening thereof); (v) any actions taken or not taken by TortoiseCorp as required by this Agreement or any Ancillary Agreement, (vi) any Effect attributable to the announcement or execution, pendency, negotiation or consummation of the Merger or any of the other Transaction (provided that this clause (vi) shall not apply to any representation or warranty to the extent the purpose of such representation or warrant is to address the consequences resulting from this Agreement or the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby), or (vii) any actions taken, or failures to take action, or such other changed or events, in each case, which the Company has requested or to which it has consented or which actions are contemplated by this Agreement, except in the cases of clauses (i) through (iii), to the extent that TortoiseCorp is materially disproportionately affected thereby as compared with other participants in the industry in which TortoiseCorp operate.

 

TortoiseCorp Organizational Documents” means the TortoiseCorp Certificate of Incorporation, TortoiseCorp bylaws, and Trust Agreement of TortoiseCorp, in each case as amended, modified or supplemented from time to time.

 

TortoiseCorp Units” means one share of TortoiseCorp Class A Common Stock and one-half of one TortoiseCorp Warrant.

 

TortoiseCorp Warrant Agreement” means that certain warrant agreement dated February 27, 2019 by and between TortoiseCorp and Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company.

 

TortoiseCorp Warrants” means whole warrants to purchase shares of TortoiseCorp Class A Common Stock as contemplated under the TortoiseCorp Warrant Agreement, with each whole warrant exercisable for one share of TortoiseCorp Class A Common Stock at an exercise price of $11.50.

 

Transaction Documents” means this Agreement, including all Schedules and Exhibits hereto, the Company Disclosure Schedule, the Ancillary Agreements, and all other agreements, certificates and instruments executed and delivered by TortoiseCorp, Merger Sub or the Company in connection with the Transaction and specifically contemplated by this Agreement.

 

Transactions” means the transactions contemplated by this Agreement and the Transaction Documents.

 

Treasury Regulations” means the United States Treasury regulations issued pursuant to the Code.

 

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Virtual Data Room” means the virtual data room established by the Company, access to which was given to TortoiseCorp in connection with its due diligence investigation of the Company relating to the transactions contemplated hereby.

 

Section 1.02 Further Definitions. The following terms have the meaning set forth in the Sections set forth below:

 

Defined Term   Location of Definition
2020 Balance Sheet   §4.07(b)
Action   §4.09
Agreement   Preamble
Alternative Transaction   §7.05
Annual Financial Statements   §4.07(a)
Antitrust Laws   §7.13(a)
Audited Financial Statements   §7.17
Blue Sky Laws   §4.05(b)
Certificate of Merger   §2.02(a)
Certificates   §3.02(b)
Claims   §6.03
Closing   §2.02(b)
Closing Date   §2.02(b)
Code   §3.02(h)
Company   Preamble
Company Board   Recitals
Company Disclosure Schedule   §4.03(c)
Company Permits   §4.06
Company Share Awards   §4.03(a)
Company Stockholder Approval   §4.18
Confidentiality Agreement   §7.04(b)
Continuing Employees   §7.06(a)
Contracting Parties   §10.11
Conversion   §4.03(h)
Data Security Requirements   §4.13(k)
DGCL   Recitals
Effective Time   §2.02(a)
Environmental Permits   §4.15
ERISA Affiliate   §4.10(c)
Exchange Act   §3.01(c)(iv)
Exchange Agent   §3.02(a)
Exchange Fund   §3.02(a)
Exchanged Option   §3.01(c)(iv)
Existing Security Agreements   §4.16(a)(vii)
Forward Purchase Agreement   Recitals
GAAP   §4.07(a)
Governmental Authority   §4.05(b)
Health Plan   §4.10(k)
Intended Tax-Free Treatment   Recitals

 

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Defined Term   Location of Definition
Interim Financial Statements   §4.07(b)
IRS   §4.10(b)
IT Systems   §4.13
Law   §4.05(a)
Lease   §4.12(b)
Lease Documents   §4.12(b)
Letter of Transmittal   §3.02(b)
Lock-Up Agreement   Recitals
Material Contracts   §4.16(a)
Maximum Annual Premium   §7.08(b)
Merger   Recitals
Merger Sub   Preamble
Merger Sub Board   Recitals
Merger Sub Common Stock   §5.03(b)
Nonparty Affiliates   §10.11
Ordinary Commercial Agreement   §4.14(b)
Outside Date   §9.01(b)
Per Share Merger Consideration   §3.01(c)(i)
Plans   §4.10(a)
PPACA   §4.10(k)
Private Placements   Recitals
Proxy Statement   §7.01(a)
Registration Rights Agreement   Recitals
Remedies Exceptions   §4.04
Representatives   §7.04(a)
SEC   §5.07(a)
Securities Act   §5.07(a)
Stockholders Rights Agreement   Recitals
Stockholder Support Agreement   Recitals
Subscription Agreements   Recitals
Surviving Corporation   §2.01
Terminating Company Breach   §9.01(f)
Terminating TortoiseCorp Breach   §9.01(g)
TortoiseCorp   Preamble
TortoiseCorp Board   Recitals
TortoiseCorp Preferred Stock   §5.03(a)
TortoiseCorp Proposals   §7.01(a)
TortoiseCorp SEC Reports   §5.07(a)
TortoiseCorp Stockholders’ Meeting   §7.01(a)
Trust Account   §5.13
Trust Agreement   §5.13
Trust Fund   §5.13
Trustee   §5.13
Written Consent   §7.03

 

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Section 1.03 Construction.

 

(a) Unless the context of this Agreement otherwise requires, (i) words of any gender include each other gender, (ii) words using the singular or plural number also include the plural or singular number, respectively, (iii) the definitions contained in this agreement are applicable to the other grammatical forms of such terms, (iv) the terms “hereof,” “herein,” “hereby,” “hereto” and derivative or similar words refer to this entire Agreement, (v) the terms “Article,” “Section,” “Schedule” and “Exhibit” refer to the specified Article, Section, Schedule or Exhibit of or to this Agreement, (vi) the word “including” means “including without limitation,” (vii) the word “or” shall be disjunctive but not exclusive, (viii) references to agreements and other documents shall be deemed to include all subsequent amendments and other modifications thereto and (ix) references to statutes shall include all regulations promulgated thereunder and references to statutes or regulations shall be construed as including all statutory and regulatory provisions consolidating, amending or replacing the statute or regulation.

 

(b) The language used in this Agreement shall be deemed to be the language chosen by the parties to express their mutual intent and no rule of strict construction shall be applied against any party.

 

(c) Whenever this Agreement refers to a number of days, such number shall refer to calendar days unless Business Days are specified. If any action is to be taken or given on or by a particular calendar day, and such calendar day is not a Business Day, then such action may be deferred until the next Business Day.

 

(d) All accounting terms used herein and not expressly defined herein shall have the meanings given to them under GAAP.

 

Article II.

 

AGREEMENT AND PLAN OF MERGER

 

Section 2.01 The Merger. Upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in Article VIII, and in accordance with the DGCL, at the Effective Time, Merger Sub shall be merged with and into the Company. As a result of the Merger, the separate corporate existence of Merger Sub shall cease and the Company shall continue as the surviving corporation of the Merger (the “Surviving Corporation”).

 

Section 2.02 Effective Time; Closing.

 

(a) As promptly as practicable, but in no event later than three (3) Business Days, after the satisfaction or, if permissible, waiver of the conditions set forth in Article VIII (other than those conditions that by their nature are to be satisfied at the Closing, it being understood that the occurrence of the Closing shall remain subject to the satisfaction or, if permissible, waiver of such conditions at the Closing), the parties hereto shall cause the Merger to be consummated by filing a certificate of merger (a “Certificate of Merger”) with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware, in such form as is required by, and executed in accordance with, the relevant provisions of the DGCL and mutually agreed by the parties (the date and time of the filing of such Certificate of Merger (or such later time as may be agreed by each of the parties hereto and specified in such Certificate of Merger) being the “Effective Time”).

 

(b) Immediately prior to such filing of a Certificate of Merger in accordance with Section 2.02(a), a closing (the “Closing”) shall be held by electronic exchange of deliverables and release of signatures for the purpose of confirming the satisfaction or waiver, as the case may be, of the conditions set forth in Article VIII. The date on which the Closing shall occur is referred to herein as the “Closing Date.

 

Section 2.03 Effect of the Merger. At the Effective Time, the effect of the Merger shall be as provided in the applicable provisions of the DGCL. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, and subject thereto, at the Effective Time, all the property, rights, privileges, immunities, powers, franchises, licenses and authority of the Company and Merger Sub shall vest in the Surviving Corporation, and all debts, liabilities, obligations, restrictions, disabilities and duties of each of the Company and Merger Sub shall become the debts, liabilities, obligations, restrictions, disabilities and duties of the Surviving Corporation.

 

Section 2.04 Certificate of Incorporation; Bylaws.

 

(a) At the Effective Time, the Company Certificate of Incorporation, as in effect immediately prior to the Effective Time, shall be amended and restated in its entirety to read as set forth on Exhibit C attached hereto and, as so amended and restated, shall be the certificate of incorporation of the Surviving Corporation until thereafter amended as provided by the DGCL and such certificate of incorporation (subject to Section 7.08).

 

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(b) At the Effective Time, the bylaws of the Company, as in effect immediately prior to the Effective Time, shall be amended and restated in their entirety to read as set forth on Exhibit D attached hereto and, as so amended and restated, shall be the bylaws of the Surviving Corporation until thereafter amended as provided by the DGCL, the certificate of incorporation and such bylaws (subject to Section 7.08).

 

(c) At the Closing, TortoiseCorp shall amend and restate, effective as of the Effective Time, the TortoiseCorp Certificate of Incorporation to be as set forth on Exhibit E.

 

Section 2.05 Directors and Officers.

 

(a) The parties will take all requisite actions such that the initial directors of the Surviving Corporation and the initial officers of the Surviving Corporation immediately after the Effective Time shall be the individuals set forth on Exhibit F hereto, each to hold office in accordance with the provisions of the DGCL and the certificate of incorporation and bylaws of the Surviving Corporation and until their respective successors are, in the case of the initial directors, duly elected or appointed and qualified and, in the case of the initial officers, duly appointed.

 

(b) The parties shall cause the TortoiseCorp Board and the officers of TortoiseCorp as of immediately following the Effective Time to be comprised of the individuals set forth on Exhibit F, each to hold office in accordance with the DGCL and the TortoiseCorp Certificate of Incorporation and the bylaws of TortoiseCorp and until their respective successors are, in the case of the directors, duly elected or appointed and qualified and, in the case of the officers, duly appointed.

 

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Article III.

 

CONVERSION OF SECURITIES; EXCHANGE OF CERTIFICATES

 

Section 3.01 Conversion of Securities.

 

(a) Immediately prior to the Effective Time, the Company shall cause each share of Company Preferred Stock that is issued and outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Time to be automatically converted into a number of shares of Company Common Stock at the then effective conversion rate as calculated pursuant to Section 3.1.1 of the Company’s Certificate of Incorporation. All of the shares of Company Preferred Stock converted into shares of Company Common Stock shall no longer be outstanding and shall cease to exist, and each holder of Company Preferred Stock shall thereafter cease to have any rights with respect to such securities.

 

(b) Immediately prior to the Effective Time, the Company shall cause the outstanding principal and unpaid accrued interest due on the Company Convertible Notes immediately prior to the Effective Time to be automatically converted into a number of shares of Company Common Stock at the per share conversion price set forth in the section entitled “Next Financing” of the applicable Company Convertible Note. All of the Company Convertible Notes converted into shares of Company Common Stock shall no longer be outstanding and shall cease to exist, any liens securing obligations under the Company Convertible Notes shall be released and each holder of Company Convertible Notes shall thereafter cease to have any rights with respect to such securities.

 

(c) At the Effective Time, by virtue of the Merger and without any action on the part of TortoiseCorp, Merger Sub, the Company or the holders of any of the following securities:

 

(i) each share of Company Common Stock issued and outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Time (including shares of Company Common Stock resulting from the conversion of Company Preferred Stock and Company Convertible Notes described in Section 3.01(a) and Section 3.01(b), respectively) shall be canceled and converted into the right to receive the number of shares of TortoiseCorp Class A Common Stock equal to the Exchange Ratio (the “Per Share Merger Consideration”);

 

(ii) all shares of Company Common Stock and Company Preferred Stock held in the treasury of the Company shall be canceled without any conversion thereof and no payment or distribution shall be made with respect thereto;

 

(iii) each share of Merger Sub Common Stock issued and outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Time shall be converted into and exchanged for one validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable share of common stock, par value $0.001 per share, of the Surviving Corporation; and

 

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(iv) each Company Option that is outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Time, whether vested or unvested, shall be converted into an option to purchase a number of shares of TortoiseCorp Class A Common Stock (such option, an “Exchanged Option”) equal to the product (rounded up or down to the nearest whole number, with a fraction of 0.5 rounded up) of (x) the number of shares of Company Common Stock subject to such Company Option immediately prior to the Effective Time and (y) the Exchange Ratio, at an exercise price per share (rounded up or down to the nearest whole cent, with a fraction of $0.005 rounded up) equal to (A) the exercise price per share of such Company Option immediately prior to the Effective Time divided by (B) the Exchange Ratio; provided, however, that the exercise price and the number of shares of TortoiseCorp Class A Common Stock purchasable pursuant to the Exchanged Options shall be determined in a manner consistent with the requirements of Section 409A of the Code; provided, further, that in the case of any Exchanged Option to which Section 422 of the Code applies, the exercise price and the number of shares of TortoiseCorp Class A Common Stock purchasable pursuant to such option shall be determined in accordance with the foregoing, subject to such adjustments as are necessary in order to satisfy the requirements of Section 424(a) of the Code. Except as specifically provided above, following the Effective Time, each Exchanged Option shall continue to be governed by the same terms and conditions (including vesting and exercisability terms) as were applicable to the corresponding former Company Option immediately prior to the Effective Time. At or prior to the Effective Time, the parties and their boards, as applicable, shall adopt any resolutions and take any actions that are necessary to effectuate the treatment of the Company Options pursuant to this subsection, or to cause any disposition or acquisition of equity securities of TortoiseCorp pursuant to this Section 3.01(c)(iv) by each individual who is subject to the reporting requirements of Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), with respect to TortoiseCorp or who will (or is reasonably expected to) become subject to such reporting requirements with respect to TortoiseCorp to be exempt under Rule 16b-3 under the Exchange Act. Effective as of the Effective Time, TortoiseCorp shall file an appropriate registration statement or registration statements with respect to the shares of TortoiseCorp Class A Common Stock subject to such Exchanged Options and shall maintain the effectiveness of such registration statement or registration statements (and maintain the current status of the prospectus or prospectuses contained therein) for so long as such awards remain outstanding.

 

(d) Pursuant to the terms of the TortoiseCorp Certificate of Incorporation, each share of TortoiseCorp Class B Common Stock will convert into one share of TortoiseCorp Class A Common Stock at the Closing.

 

Section 3.02 Exchange of Certificates.

 

(a) Exchange Agent. On the Closing Date, TortoiseCorp shall deposit, or shall cause to be deposited, with a bank or trust company that shall be designated by TortoiseCorp and is reasonably satisfactory to the Company (the “Exchange Agent”), for the benefit of the holders of Company Common Stock, for exchange in accordance with this Article III, the number of shares of TortoiseCorp Class A Common Stock sufficient to deliver the aggregate Per Share Merger Consideration payable pursuant to this Agreement (such shares of TortoiseCorp Class A Common Stock, together with any dividends or distributions with respect thereto pursuant to Section 3.02(c), being hereinafter referred to as the “Exchange Fund”). TortoiseCorp shall cause the Exchange Agent, pursuant to irrevocable instructions, to pay the Per Share Merger Consideration out of the Exchange Fund in accordance with this Agreement. Except as contemplated by Section 3.02(c) hereof, the Exchange Fund shall not be used for any other purpose.

 

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(b) Exchange Procedures.

 

(i) As promptly as practicable after the date hereof, TortoiseCorp shall use its reasonable best efforts to cause the Exchange Agent to mail to each holder of Company Common Stock and holder of Company Preferred Stock evidenced by certificates (the “Certificates”) entitled to receive the Per Share Merger Consideration pursuant to Section 3.01: a letter of transmittal, which shall be in a form reasonably acceptable to TortoiseCorp and the Company (the “Letter of Transmittal”) and shall specify (A) that delivery shall be effected, and risk of loss and title to the Certificates shall pass, only upon proper delivery of the Certificates to the Exchange Agent; and (B) instructions for use in effecting the surrender of the Certificates pursuant to the Letter of Transmittal. Within two (2) Business Days (but in no event prior to the Effective Time) after the surrender to the Exchange Agent of all Certificates held by such holder for cancellation, together with a Letter of Transmittal, duly completed and validly executed in accordance with the instructions thereto and such other documents as may be required pursuant to such instructions, the holder of such Certificates shall be entitled to receive in exchange therefore, and TortoiseCorp shall cause the Exchange Agent to deliver the Per Share Merger Consideration in accordance with the provisions of Section 3.01, and the Certificate so surrendered shall forthwith be cancelled. Until surrendered as contemplated by this Section 3.02, each Certificate entitled to receive the Per Share Merger Consideration in accordance with Section 3.01 shall be deemed at all times after the Effective Time to represent only the right to receive upon such surrender the Per Share Merger Consideration that such holder is entitled to receive in accordance with the provisions of Section 3.01.

 

(ii) Within two (2) Business Days (but in no event prior to the Effective Time), TortoiseCorp shall cause the Exchange Agent to deliver to each holder of Company Common Stock, as of immediately prior to the Effective Time, represented by book-entry (including shares of Company Common Stock resulting from the conversion of Company Preferred Stock not evidenced by Certificates and Company Convertible Notes described in Section 3.01(a) and Section 3.01(b), respectively) the Per Share Merger Consideration in accordance with the provisions of Section 3.01, and such Company Common Stock shall forthwith be cancelled.

 

(c) Distributions with Respect to Unexchanged Shares of TortoiseCorp Class A Common Stock. No dividends or other distributions declared or made after the Effective Time with respect to the TortoiseCorp Class A Common Stock with a record date after the Effective Time shall be paid to the holder of any unsurrendered Certificate with respect to the shares of TortoiseCorp Class A Common Stock represented thereby until the holder of such Certificate shall surrender such Certificate in accordance with Section 3.02(b). Subject to the effect of escheat, Tax or other applicable Laws, following surrender of any such Certificate, TortoiseCorp shall pay or cause to be paid to the holder of the shares of TortoiseCorp Class A Common Stock issued in exchange therefore, without interest, (i) promptly, but in any event within five (5) Business Days of such surrender, the amount of dividends or other distributions with a record date after the Effective Time and theretofore paid with respect to such shares of TortoiseCorp Class A Common Stock, and (ii) at the appropriate payment date, the amount of dividends or other distributions, with a record date after the Effective Time but prior to surrender and a payment date occurring after surrender, payable with respect to such shares of TortoiseCorp Class A Common Stock.

 

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(d) No Further Rights in Company Common Stock. The Per Share Merger Consideration payable upon conversion of the Company Common Stock (including shares of Company Common Stock resulting from the conversion of Company Preferred Stock and Company Convertible Notes described in Section 3.01(a) and Section 3.01(b), respectively) in accordance with the terms hereof shall be deemed to have been paid and issued in full satisfaction of all rights pertaining to such Company Common Stock.

 

(e) Adjustments to Per Share Consideration. The Per Share Merger Consideration shall be adjusted to reflect appropriately the effect of any stock split, reverse stock split, stock dividend, reorganization, recapitalization, reclassification, combination, exchange of shares or other like change with respect to TortoiseCorp Class A Common Stock occurring on or after the date hereof and prior to the Effective Time.

 

(f) Termination of Exchange Fund. Any portion of the Exchange Fund that remains undistributed to the holders of Company Common Stock for one year after the Effective Time shall be delivered to TortoiseCorp, upon demand, and any holders of Company Common Stock who have not theretofore complied with this Section 3.02 shall thereafter look only to TortoiseCorp for the Per Share Merger Consideration. Any portion of the Exchange Fund remaining unclaimed by holders of Company Common Stock as of a date which is immediately prior to such time as such amounts would otherwise escheat to or become property of any government entity shall, to the extent permitted by applicable law, become the property of TortoiseCorp free and clear of any claims or interest of any person previously entitled thereto.

 

(g) No Liability. None of the Exchange Agent, TortoiseCorp or the Surviving Corporation shall be liable to any holder of Company Common Stock (including shares of Company Common Stock resulting from the conversion of Company Preferred Stock and Company Convertible Notes described in Section 3.01(a) and Section 3.01(b), respectively) for any TortoiseCorp Class A Common Stock (or dividends or distributions with respect thereto) or cash delivered to a public official pursuant to any abandoned property, escheat or similar Law in accordance with this Section 3.02.

 

(h) Withholding Rights. Notwithstanding anything in this Agreement to the contrary, each of the Company, the Surviving Corporation, Merger Sub, TortoiseCorp, and the Exchange Agent shall be entitled to deduct and withhold from amounts otherwise payable pursuant to this Agreement to any holder of Company Options or Company Common Stock such amounts as it is required to deduct and withhold with respect to the making of such payment under the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”) or any provision of state, local or non-U.S. Tax Law. To the extent that amounts are so properly deducted or withheld and paid over to the applicable Taxing authority in accordance with applicable Law by the Company, the Surviving Corporation, Merger Sub, TortoiseCorp or the Exchange Agent, as the case may be, such deducted or withheld amounts shall be treated for all purposes of this Agreement as having been paid to the holder of the Company Common Stock (or intended recipients of compensatory payments) in respect of which such deduction and withholding was made.

 

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(i) Lost Certificates. If any Certificate shall have been lost, stolen or destroyed, upon the making of an affidavit of that fact by the person claiming such Certificate to be lost, stolen or destroyed, the Exchange Agent will issue in exchange for such lost, stolen or destroyed Certificate, the Per Share Merger Consideration that such holder is otherwise entitled to receive pursuant to, and in accordance with, the provisions of Section 3.01.

 

(j) Fractional Shares. No certificates or scrip or shares representing fractional shares of TortoiseCorp Class A Common Stock shall be issued upon the exchange of Company Common Stock and such fractional share interests will not entitle the owner thereof to vote or to have any rights of a stockholder of TortoiseCorp or a holder of shares of TortoiseCorp Class A Common Stock. In lieu of any fractional share of TortoiseCorp Class A Common Stock to which each holder of Company Common Stock would otherwise be entitled, the Exchange Agent shall round up or down to the nearest whole share of TortoiseCorp Class A Common Stock, with a fraction of 0.5 rounded up. No cash settlements shall be made with respect to fractional shares eliminated by rounding.

 

Section 3.03 Stock Transfer Books. At the Effective Time, the stock transfer books of the Company shall be closed and there shall be no further registration of transfers of Company Common Stock or Company Preferred Stock thereafter on the records of the Company. From and after the Effective Time, the holders of Certificates representing Company Common Stock or Company Preferred Stock outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Time shall cease to have any rights with respect to such Company Common Stock or Company Preferred Stock, except as otherwise provided in this Agreement or by Law. On or after the Effective Time, any Certificates presented to the Exchange Agent or TortoiseCorp for any reason shall be converted into the Per Share Merger Consideration in accordance with the provisions of Section 3.01.

 

Section 3.04 Appraisal Rights.

 

(a) Notwithstanding any provision of this Agreement to the contrary and to the extent available under the DGCL, shares of Company Common Stock that are outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Time and that are held by stockholders of the Company who shall have neither voted in favor of the Merger nor consented thereto in writing and who shall have demanded properly in writing appraisal for such Company Common Stock in accordance with Section 262 of the DGCL and otherwise complied with all of the provisions of the DGCL relevant to the exercise and perfection of dissenters’ rights shall not be converted into, and such stockholders shall have no right to receive, the Per Share Merger Consideration unless and until such stockholder fails to perfect or withdraws or otherwise loses his, her or its right to appraisal and payment under the DGCL. Any stockholder of the Company who fails to perfect or who effectively withdraws or otherwise loses his, her or its rights to appraisal of such shares of Company Common Stock under Section 262 of the DGCL shall thereupon be deemed to have been converted into, and to have become exchangeable for, as of the Effective Time, the right to receive the Per Share Merger Consideration, without any interest thereon, upon surrender, if applicable, in the manner provided in Section 3.02(b), of the Certificate or Certificates that formerly evidenced such shares of Company Common Stock or Company Preferred Stock (as the case may be).

 

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(b) Prior to the Closing, the Company shall give TortoiseCorp (i) prompt notice of any demands for appraisal received by the Company and any withdrawals of such demands, and (ii) the opportunity to participate in all negotiations and proceedings with respect to demands for appraisal under the DGCL. The Company shall not, except with the prior written consent of TortoiseCorp (which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld), make any payment with respect to any demands for appraisal or offer to settle or settle any such demands.

 

Article IV.

 

REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF THE COMPANY

 

Except as set forth in the Company’s disclosure schedule delivered by the Company in connection with this Agreement (the “Company Disclosure Schedule”) (provided that any matter required to be disclosed for purposes of Section 4.01, Section 4.02, Section 4.03, or Section 4.04 shall only be disclosed by specific disclosure in the corresponding section of the Company Disclosure Schedules), the Company hereby represents and warrants to TortoiseCorp and Merger Sub as follows:

 

Section 4.01 Organization and Qualification; Subsidiaries.

 

(a) The Company, is a corporation or other organization duly organized, validly existing and in good standing under the laws of the jurisdiction of its incorporation or organization and has the requisite corporate or other organizational power and authority and all necessary governmental approvals to own, lease and operate its properties and to carry on its business as it is now being conducted. The Company is duly qualified or licensed as a foreign corporation or other organization to do business, and is in good standing, in each jurisdiction where the character of the properties owned, leased or operated by it or the nature of its business makes such qualification or licensing necessary, except for such failures to be so qualified or licensed and in good standing that would not individually or in the aggregate expected to have a Company Material Adverse Effect.

 

(b) The Company does not have and has never had any subsidiaries and does not own and has never owned, directly or indirectly, any equity investment or other ownership interest in any person.

 

Section 4.02 Certificate of Incorporation and Bylaws. The Company has prior to the date of this Agreement made available to TortoiseCorp in the Virtual Data Room a complete and correct copy of the certificate of incorporation and the bylaws or equivalent organizational documents, each as amended to date, of the Company. Such certificates of incorporation, bylaws or equivalent organizational documents are in full force and effect. The Company is not in violation of any of the provisions of its certificate of incorporation, bylaws or equivalent organizational documents.

 

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Section 4.03 Capitalization.

 

(a) The authorized capital stock of the Company consists of 69,817,317 shares of Company Common Stock and 35,930,464 shares of Company Preferred Stock, consisting of (i) 24,591,554 shares of Company Series A-1 Preferred Stock, (ii) 8,793,755 shares of Company Series A-2 Preferred Stock and (iii) 2,545,155 shares of Company Series A-3 Preferred Stock. As of the date hereof, (i) 26,131,451 shares of Company Common Stock are issued and outstanding, (ii) 22,895,580 shares of Company Series A-1 Preferred Stock are issued and outstanding, (iii) 8,044,377 shares of Company Series A-2 Preferred Stock are issued and outstanding, (iv) 2,481,527 shares of Company Series A-3 Preferred Stock are issued and outstanding, (v) no shares of Company Common Stock or Company Preferred Stock are held in the treasury of the Company, (vi) 5,910,491 shares of Company Common Stock are reserved for future issuance pursuant to outstanding Company Options and other purchase rights (the “Company Share Awards”) granted pursuant to the Company Option Plan or otherwise, and (vii) 35,930,464 shares of Company Common Stock are reserved for future issuance pursuant to the conversion of the Company Preferred Stock.

 

(b) Other than the Company Options, the Company Preferred Stock and the Company Convertible Notes, there are no options, warrants, preemptive rights, calls, convertible securities, conversion rights or other rights, agreements, arrangements or commitments of any character relating to the issued or unissued capital stock of the Company or obligating the Company to issue or sell any shares of capital stock of, or other equity or voting interests in, or any securities convertible into or exchangeable or exercisable for shares of capital stock, or other equity or other voting interests in, the Company. The Company is not a party to, or otherwise bound by, and the Company has not granted, any equity appreciation rights, participations, phantom equity, restricted shares, restricted share units, performance shares, contingent value rights or similar securities or rights that are derivative of, or provide economic benefits based, directly or indirectly, on the value or price of, any capital stock of, or other securities or ownership interests in, the Company. There are no voting trusts, voting agreements, proxies, shareholder agreements or other agreements to which the Company is a party, or to the Company’s knowledge, among any holder of Company Common stock, Company Preferred Stock or any other equity interests or other securities of the Company to which the Company is not a party, with respect to the voting or transfer of the Company Common Stock, Company Preferred Stock or any of the equity interests or other securities of the Company. The Company does not own any equity interests in any person.

 

(c) Section 4.03(c) of the Company Disclosure Schedule sets forth, the following information with respect to each Company Share Award outstanding: (i) the name of the Company Share Award recipient; (ii) the Company Option Plan, if any, pursuant to which such Company Share Award was granted; (iii) the number of shares of the Company subject to such Company Share Award; (iv) the exercise or purchase price of such Company Share Award; (v) the date on which such Company Share Award was granted; and (vi) the date on which such Company Share Award expires. The Company has made available to TortoiseCorp in the Virtual Data Room accurate and complete copies of the Company Option Plan pursuant to which Company has granted the Company Share Awards that are currently outstanding and the form of all stock award agreements evidencing such Company Share Awards. No Company Option was granted with an exercise price per share less than the fair market value of the underlying Company Share Awards as of the date such Company Option was granted. All shares of the Company subject to issuance as aforesaid, upon issuance on the terms and conditions specified in the instruments pursuant to which they are issuable, will be duly authorized, validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable.

 

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(d) There are no outstanding contractual obligations of the Company to repurchase, redeem or otherwise acquire any shares of the Company or to provide funds to or make any investment (in the form of a loan, capital contribution or otherwise) in any person.

 

(e) (i) There are no commitments or agreements of any character to which the Company is bound obligating the Company to accelerate the vesting of any Company Share Award or Company Option as a result of the proposed transactions herein, and (ii) all outstanding shares of the Company, and all outstanding Company Share Awards and Company Options have been issued and granted in compliance with (A) all applicable securities laws and other applicable laws and (B) all preemptive rights and other requirements set forth in applicable contracts to which the Company is a party and the organizational documents of the Company.

 

(f) The stockholders of the Company collectively own directly and beneficially and of record, all of the equity of the Company (which are represented by the issued and outstanding shares of Company Common Stock and Company Preferred Stock). Except for the shares of Company Common Stock and Company Preferred Stock held by the stockholders of the Company, the Company Options and the Company Convertible Notes, no shares or other equity or voting interest of the Company, or options, warrants or other rights to acquire any such shares or other equity or voting interest, of the Company is authorized or issued and outstanding.

 

(g) All outstanding shares of Company Common Stock and Company Preferred Stock have been issued and granted in compliance with (A) applicable securities laws and other applicable laws and (B) any preemptive rights and other similar requirements set forth in applicable contracts to which the Company is a party and the organizational documents of the Company.

 

(h) Immediately prior to the Effective Time, each share of Company Preferred Stock that is issued and outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Time shall be converted into Company Common Stock at the then effective conversion rate as calculated pursuant to Section 3.1.1 of the Company’s Certificate of Incorporation (the “Conversion”). Section 4.03(h) of the Company Disclosure Schedule sets forth the currently effective conversion rate for each series of Company Preferred Stock as calculated pursuant to Section 3.1.1 of the Company’s Certificate of Incorporation. After the Conversion, all of the shares of Company Preferred Stock shall no longer be outstanding and shall cease to exist, and each previous holder of Company Preferred Stock shall thereafter cease to have any rights with respect to such securities. Subject to and upon receipt of the Company Stockholder Approval, the Conversion will have been duly and validly authorized by all corporate action and all required approvals and consents will have been obtained by the Company.

 

(i) Section 4.03(i) of the Company Disclosure Schedule sets forth the following information with respect to each Company Convertible Note outstanding: (i) the holder of such Company Convertible Note; (ii) the principal amount and interest rate of such Company Convertible Note and the amount of any accrued but unpaid interest thereon; (iii) the conversion price of such Company Convertible Note for purposes of Section 3.01(b); (iv) the date on which such Company Convertible Note was issued; and (v) the date on which such Company Convertible Note matures.

 

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Section 4.04 Authority Relative to this Agreement. The Company has all necessary power and authority to execute and deliver this Agreement, to perform its obligations hereunder and, subject to receiving the Company Stockholder Approval, to consummate the Transactions. The execution and delivery of this Agreement by the Company and the consummation by the Company of the Transactions have been duly and validly authorized by all necessary corporate action, and no other corporate proceedings on the part of the Company are necessary to authorize this Agreement or to consummate the Transactions (other than, with respect to the Merger, the Company Stockholder Approval, which the Written Consent shall satisfy, and the filing and recordation of appropriate merger documents as required by the DGCL). This Agreement has been duly and validly executed and delivered by the Company and, assuming the due authorization, execution and delivery by TortoiseCorp and Merger Sub, constitutes a legal, valid and binding obligation of the Company, enforceable against the Company in accordance with its terms, except as limited by applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium and other laws of general application affecting enforcement of creditors’ rights generally, by general equitable principles (the “Remedies Exceptions”). The Company Board has approved this Agreement and the Transactions, and such approvals are sufficient so that the restrictions on business combinations set forth in Section 203 of the DGCL shall not apply to the Merger, this Agreement, the Stockholder Support Agreement, any Ancillary Agreement or any of the other Transactions. To the knowledge of the Company, no other state takeover statute is applicable to the Merger or the other Transactions.

 

Section 4.05 No Conflict; Required Filings and Consents.

 

(a) The execution and delivery of this Agreement by the Company does not, and subject to receipt of the filing and recordation of appropriate merger documents as required by the DGCL and of the consents, approvals, authorizations or permits, filings and notifications, expiration or termination of waiting periods after filings and other actions contemplated by Section 4.05(b) and assuming all other required filings, waivers, approvals, consents, authorizations and notices disclosed in Section 4.05(a) of the Company Disclosure Schedule, including the Written Consent, and other notifications provided in the ordinary course of business have been made, obtained or given, the performance of this Agreement by the Company will not (i) conflict with or violate the certificate of incorporation or bylaws or any equivalent organizational documents of the Company, (ii) conflict with or violate any United States or non-United States statute, law, ordinance, regulation, rule, code, executive order, injunction, judgment, decree or other order (“Law”) applicable to the Company or by which any property or asset of the Company is bound or affected, or (iii) result in any breach of or constitute a default (or an event which, with notice or lapse of time or both, would become a default) under, or give to others any right of termination, amendment, acceleration or cancellation of, or result in the creation of a Lien (other than any Permitted Lien) on any material property or asset of the Company pursuant to, any Material Contract, except, with respect to clauses (ii) and (iii), for any such conflicts, violations, breaches, defaults or other occurrences which would not have or reasonably be expected to have a Company Material Adverse Effect.

 

(b) The execution and delivery of this Agreement by the Company does not, and the performance of this Agreement by the Company will not, require any consent, approval, authorization or permit of, or filing with or notification to, or expiration or termination of any waiting period by, any United States federal, state, county or local or non-United States government, governmental, regulatory or administrative authority, agency, instrumentality or commission or any court, tribunal, or judicial or arbitral body (a “Governmental Authority”), except (i) for applicable requirements, if any, of the Exchange Act, state securities or “blue sky” laws (“Blue Sky Laws”) and state takeover laws, the pre-merger notification requirements of the HSR Act, and filing and recordation of appropriate merger documents as required by the DGCL, and (ii) where the failure to obtain such consents, approvals, authorizations or permits, or to make such filings or notifications, would not have or would not reasonably be expected to have a Company Material Adverse Effect.

 

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Section 4.06 Permits; Compliance. The Company is in possession of all material franchises, grants, authorizations, licenses, permits, easements, variances, exceptions, consents, certificates, approvals and orders of any Governmental Authority necessary for the Company to own, lease and operate its properties or to carry on its business as it is now being conducted (the “Company Permits”), except where the failure to have such Company Permits would not reasonably be expected to have a Company Material Adverse Effect. No suspension or cancellation of any of the Company Permits is pending or, to the knowledge of the Company, threatened in writing. The Company is not in conflict with, or in default, breach or violation of, (a) any Law applicable to the Company or by which any property or asset of the Company is bound or affected, or (b) any Material Contract or Company Permit, except, in each case, for any such conflicts, defaults, breaches or violations that would not have or would not reasonably be expected to have a Company Material Adverse Effect.

 

Section 4.07 Financial Statements.

 

(a) The Company has made available to TortoiseCorp in the Virtual Data Room true and complete copies of the unaudited balance sheet of the Company as of December 31, 2018 and December 31, 2019, and the related unaudited statements of operations and cash flows of the Company for each of the years then ended (collectively, the “Annual Financial Statements”), which are attached as Section 4.07(a) of the Company Disclosure Schedule. Each of the Annual Financial Statements (including the notes thereto) (i) was prepared in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) applied on a consistent basis throughout the periods indicated (except as may be indicated in the notes thereto) and (ii) fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial position, results of operations and cash flows of the Company as at the date thereof and for the period indicated therein, except as otherwise noted therein.

 

(b) The Company has made available to TortoiseCorp in the Virtual Data Room true and complete copies of the unaudited balance sheet of the Company as of March 31, 2019 and March 31, 2020 (the balance sheet as of March 31, 2020, the “2020 Balance Sheet”), and the related unaudited statements of operations and cash flows of the Company for each of the three months then ended (collectively, the “Interim Financial Statements”), which are attached as Section 4.07(b) of the Company Disclosure Schedule. The Interim Financial Statements were prepared in accordance with GAAP applied on a consistent basis throughout the periods indicated (except for the omission of footnotes and subject to year-end adjustments) and fairly present, in all material respects, the financial position, results of operations and cash flows of the Company as at the date thereof and for the period indicated therein, except as otherwise noted therein and subject to normal and recurring year-end adjustments and the absence of notes.

 

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(c) Except as and to the extent set forth on the 2020 Balance Sheet, the Company does not have any liability or obligation of a nature (whether accrued, absolute, contingent or otherwise) required to be reflected on a balance sheet prepared in accordance with GAAP, except for: (i) liabilities that were incurred in the ordinary course of business since March 31, 2020 and that do not involve the incurrence of indebtedness for money borrowed, except for indebtedness permitted in accordance with Section 6.01 hereof, (ii) obligations for future performance under any contract to which the Company is a party or (iii) such other liabilities and obligations which are not, individually or in the aggregate, expected to result in a Company Material Adverse Effect.

 

(d) Since January 1, 2017, (i) neither the Company nor, to the Company’s knowledge, any director, officer, employee, auditor, accountant or Representative of the Company, has received or otherwise had or obtained knowledge of any complaint, allegation, assertion or claim, whether written or, to the knowledge of the Company, oral, regarding the accounting or auditing practices, procedures, methodologies or methods of the Company or its internal accounting controls, including any such complaint, allegation, assertion or claim that the Company has engaged in questionable accounting or auditing practices and (ii) there have been no internal investigations regarding accounting or revenue recognition discussed with, reviewed by or initiated at the direction of the chief executive officer, chief financial officer, general counsel, the Company Board or any committee thereof.

 

(e) To the knowledge of the Company, no employee of the Company has provided or is providing information to any law enforcement agency regarding the commission or possible commission of any crime or the violation or possible violation of any applicable Law. None of the Company or, to the knowledge of the Company, any officer, employee, contractor, subcontractor or agent of the Company has discharged, demoted, suspended, threatened, harassed or in any other manner discriminated against an employee of the Company in the terms and conditions of employment because of any act of such employee described in 18 U.S.C. sec. 1514A(a).

 

(f) All accounts receivable of the Company reflected on the 2020 Balance Sheet or arising thereafter have arisen from bona fide transactions in the ordinary course of business consistent with past practices and in accordance with GAAP and are collectible, subject to bad debts reserved in the Interim Financial Statements. To the knowledge of the Company, such accounts receivables are not subject to valid defenses, setoffs or counterclaims, other than routine credits granted for errors in ordering, shipping, pricing, discounts, rebates, returns in the ordinary course of business and other similar matters. The Company’s reserve for contractual allowances and doubtful accounts is adequate in all material respects and has been calculated in a manner consistent with past practices. Since March 31, 2020, the Company has not modified or changed in any material respect its sales practices or methods including, without limitation, such practices or methods in accordance with which the Company sell goods, fill orders or record sales.

 

(g) All accounts payable of the Company reflected on the 2020 Balance Sheet or arising thereafter are the result of bona fide transactions in the ordinary course of business and have been paid or are not yet due or payable. Since the date of the 2020 Balance Sheet, the Company has not altered in any material respects its practices for the payment of such accounts payable, including the timing of such payment.

 

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Section 4.08 Absence of Certain Changes or Events. Since December 31, 2019 and prior to the date of this Agreement, except as otherwise reflected in the Annual Financial Statements or Interim Financial Statements, or as expressly contemplated by this Agreement, (a) the Company has conducted its business in all material respects in the ordinary course and in a manner consistent with past practice, other than due to any actions taken due to a “shelter in place,” “non-essential employee” or similar direction of any Governmental Authority, (b) the Company has not sold, assigned, transferred, permitted to lapse, abandoned, or otherwise disposed of any right, title, or interest in or to any of its material assets (including Company-Owned IP) other than revocable non-exclusive licenses (or sublicenses) of Company-Owned IP granted in the ordinary course of business, (c) there has not been a Company Material Adverse Effect, and (d) the Company has not taken any action that, if taken after the date of this Agreement, would constitute a material breach of any of the covenants set forth in Section 6.01.

 

Section 4.09 Absence of Litigation. There is no material litigation, suit, claim, action, proceeding or investigation by or before any Governmental Authority (an “Action”) pending or, to the knowledge of the Company, threatened against the Company, or any property or asset of the Company, before any Governmental Authority. Neither the Company nor any material property or asset of the Company is, subject to any continuing order of, consent decree, settlement agreement or other similar written agreement with, or, to the knowledge of the Company, continuing investigation by, any Governmental Authority, or any order, writ, judgment, injunction, decree, determination or award of any Governmental Authority. Section 4.09 of the Company Disclosure Schedule sets forth a description of each Action by or against the Company that is pending as of the date hereof.

 

Section 4.10 Employee Benefit Plans.

 

(a) Section 4.10(a) of the Company Disclosure Letter lists all employment and consulting contracts or agreements to which the Company is a party, with respect to which the Company has any obligation (other than customary employee or officer (or similar) indemnification obligations under employment and consulting agreements that have terminated and as to which no indemnity claim is presently outstanding or unpaid). Section 4.10(a) of the Company Disclosure Schedule also lists, as of the date of this Agreement, Employee Benefit Plans which are maintained, contributed to or sponsored by the Company for the benefit of any current or former employee, officer, director and/or consultant, or under which the Company has or could incur any liability (contingent or otherwise) (collectively, the “Plans”).

 

(b) With respect to each Plan, the Company has made available to TortoiseCorp in the Virtual Data Room, if applicable (i) a true and complete copy of the current plan document and all amendments thereto and each trust or other funding arrangement, (ii) copies of the most recent summary plan description and any summaries of material modifications, (iii) a copy of the 2019 filed Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) Form 5500 annual report and accompanying schedules, (iv) copies of the most recently received IRS determination, opinion or advisory letter for each such Plan, and (v) any material non-routine correspondence from any Governmental Authority with respect to any Plan within the past three (3) years. The Company has no express commitment to modify, change or terminate any Plan, other than with respect to a modification, change or termination required by ERISA or the Code, or other applicable Law.

 

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(c) None of the Plans is or was within the past six (6) years, nor does the Company nor any ERISA Affiliate have or reasonably expect to have any liability or obligation under (i) a multiemployer plan (within the meaning of Section 3(37) or 4001(a)(3) of ERISA), (ii) a single employer pension plan (within the meaning of Section 4001(a)(15) of ERISA) subject to Section 412 of the Code and/or Title IV of ERISA, (iii) a multiple employer plan subject to Section 413(c) of the Code, or (iv) a multiple employer welfare arrangement under ERISA. For purposes of this Agreement, “ERISA Affiliate” shall mean any entity that together with the Company would be deemed a “single employer” for purposes of Section 4001(b)(1) of ERISA and/or Sections 414(b), (c) and/or (m) of the Code.

 

(d) The Company is not nor will it be obligated, whether under any Plan or otherwise, to pay separation, severance, termination or similar benefits to any person directly as a result of any Transaction contemplated by this Agreement, nor will any such transaction accelerate the time of payment or vesting, or increase the amount, of any benefit or other compensation due to any individual. The Transactions shall not be the direct or indirect cause of any amount paid or payable by the Company being classified as an “excess parachute payment” under Section 280G of the Code.

 

(e) None of the Plans provides, nor does the Company have or reasonably expect to have any obligation to provide retiree medical to any current or former employee, officer, director or consultant of the Company after termination of employment or service except as may be required under Section 4980B of the Code and Parts 6 and 7 of Title I of ERISA and the regulations thereunder.

 

(f) Each Plan is and has been within the past six (6) years in compliance, in all material respects, in accordance with its terms and the requirements of all applicable Laws including, without limitation, ERISA and the Code. The Company and the ERISA Affiliates have performed, in all material respects, all obligations required to be performed by them under, are not in any material respect in default under or in violation of, and have no knowledge of any default or violation in any material respect by any party to, any Plan. No Action is pending or, to the knowledge of the Company, threatened with respect to any Plan (other than claims for benefits in the ordinary course) and, to the knowledge of the Company, no fact or event exists that could reasonably be expected to give rise to any such Action.

 

(g) Each Plan that is intended to be qualified under Section 401(a) of the Code or Section 401(k) of the Code has (i) timely received a favorable determination letter from the IRS covering all of the provisions applicable to the Plan for which determination letters are currently available that the Plan is so qualified and each trust established in connection with such Plan is exempt from federal income Taxation under Section 501(a) of the Code or (ii) is entitled to rely on a favorable opinion letter from the IRS, and to the knowledge of Company, no fact or event has occurred since the date of such determination or opinion letter or letters from the IRS that could reasonably be expected to adversely affect the qualified status of any such Plan or the exempt status of any such trust.

 

(h) There has not been any prohibited transaction (within the meaning of Section 406 of ERISA or Section 4975 of the Code) nor any reportable events (within the meaning of Section 4043 of ERISA) with respect to any Plan that could reasonably be expected to result in material liability to the Company. There have been no acts or omissions by the Company or any ERISA Affiliate that have given or could reasonably be expected to give rise to any material fines, penalties, Taxes or related charges under Sections 502 or 4071 of ERISA or Section 511 or Chapter 43 of the Code for which the Company or any ERISA Affiliate may be liable.

 

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(i) All contributions, premiums or payments required to be made with respect to any Plan have been timely made to the extent due or properly accrued on the financial statements of the Company, except as would not result in material liability to the Company.

 

(j) The Company and each ERISA Affiliate have each complied in all material respects with the notice and continuation coverage requirements, and all other requirements, of Section 4980B of the Code and Parts 6 and 7 of Title I of ERISA, and the regulations thereunder, with respect to each Plan that is, or was during any Tax year for which the statute of limitations on the assessment of federal income Taxes remains open, by consent or otherwise, a group health plan within the meaning of Section 5000(b)(1) of the Code.

 

(k) The Company and each Plan that is a “group health plan” as defined in Section 733(a)(1) of ERISA (each, a “Health Plan”) is and has been in compliance, in all material respects, with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (“PPACA”), and no event has occurred, and no condition or circumstance exists, that could reasonably be expected to subject the Company, any ERISA Affiliate or any Health Plan to any material liability for penalties or excise Taxes under Code Section 4980D or 4980H or any other provision of the PPACA.

 

(l) Each Plan that constitutes a nonqualified deferred compensation plan subject to Section 409A of the Code has been administered and operated, in all material respects, in compliance with the provisions of Section 409A of the Code and the Treasury Regulations thereunder, and no additional Tax under Section 409A(a)(1)(B) of the Code has been or could reasonably be expected to be incurred by a participant in any such Plan.

 

Section 4.11 Labor and Employment Matters.

 

(a) Schedule 4.11(a) of the Company Disclosure Schedule sets forth a true, correct and complete list of all employees of the Company as of the date hereof, including any employee who is on a leave of absence of any nature, authorized or unauthorized, and sets forth for each such individual the following: (i) name; (ii) title or position (including whether full or part time); (iii) hire date; (iv) current annual base compensation rate; and (v) commission, bonus or other incentive based compensation. As of the date hereof, all compensation, including wages, commissions and bonuses, due and payable to all employees of the Company for services performed on or prior to the date hereof have been paid in full (or accrued in full in the Company’s financial statements).

 

(b) (i) There are no material Actions pending or, to the knowledge of the Company, threatened against the Company by any of its current or former employees, which Actions would be material to the Company; (ii) the Company is not, nor has been for the past five (5) years, a party to, bound by, or negotiating any collective bargaining agreement or other contract with a union, works council or labor organization applicable to persons employed by the Company, nor, to the knowledge of the Company, are there any activities or proceedings of any labor union to organize any such employees; (iii) there are no unfair labor practice complaints pending against the Company before the National Labor Relations Board; and (iv) there has never been, nor, to the knowledge of the Company, has there been any threat of any strike, slowdown, work stoppage, lockout, concerted refusal to work overtime or other similar labor disruption or dispute affecting, or, to the knowledge of the Company, threat thereof, by or with respect to any employees of the Company.

 

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(c) The Company is and has been in compliance in all respects with all applicable Laws relating to the employment, employment practices, employment discrimination, terms and conditions of employment, mass layoffs and plant closings (including the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act of 1988, as amended, or any similar state or local Laws), immigration, meal and rest breaks, pay equity, workers’ compensation, family and medical leave, and occupational safety and health requirements, including those related to wages, hours and collective bargaining and is not liable for any arrears of wages, penalties or other sums for failure to comply with any of the foregoing.

 

Section 4.12 Real Property; Title to Assets.

 

(a) The Company does not own any real property.

 

(b) Section 4.12(b) of the Company Disclosure Schedule lists the street address of each parcel of Leased Real Property, and sets forth a list of each lease, sublease, and license pursuant to which the Company leases, subleases or licenses any real property (each, a “Lease”), with the name of the lessor and the date of the Lease in connection therewith and each material amendment to any of the foregoing (collectively, the “Lease Documents”). True, correct and complete copies of all Lease Documents have been made available to TortoiseCorp in the Virtual Data Room. (i) There are no leases, subleases, sublicenses, concessions or other contracts granting to any person other than the Company the right to use or occupy any real property, and (ii) all such Leases are in full force and effect, are valid and enforceable in accordance with their respective terms, subject to the Remedies Exceptions, and there is not, under any of such Leases, any existing material default or event of default (or event which, with notice or lapse of time, or both, would constitute a default) by the Company or, to the Company’s knowledge, by the other party to such Leases, except as would not, individually or in the aggregate, be material to the Company.

 

(c) Other than due to any actions taken due to a “shelter in place,” “non-essential employee” or similar direction of any Governmental Authority, there are no contractual or legal restrictions that preclude or restrict the ability of the Company to use any Leased Real Property by such party for the purposes for which it is currently being used, except as would not, individually or in the aggregate, be material to the Company. There are no latent defects or adverse physical conditions affecting the Leased Real Property, and improvements thereon, other than those that would not have a Company Material Adverse Effect.

 

(d) The Company has legal and valid title to, or, in the case of Leased Real Property and assets, valid leasehold or subleasehold interests in, all of its properties and assets, tangible and intangible, real, personal and mixed, used or held for use in its business, free and clear of all Liens other than Permitted Liens, except as would not, individually or in the aggregate, be material to the Company.

 

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Section 4.13 Intellectual Property.

 

(a) Section 4.13(a) of the Company Disclosure Schedule contains a true, correct and complete list of all of the following that are owned or purported to be owned, used or held for use by the Company: (i) Registered Intellectual Property constituting Company-Owned IP (showing in each, as applicable, the filing date, date of issuance, expiration date and registration or application number, and registrar), (ii) all contracts or agreements to use any Company-Licensed IP, including for the Software or Business Systems of any other person (other than unmodified, commercially available, “off-the-shelf” Software with a replacement cost and aggregate annual license and maintenance fees of less than $50,000); and (iii) any Software or Business Systems constituting Company-Owned IP that are either (A) incorporated into or used in connection with the Products or (B) otherwise material to (y) the business of the Company as currently conducted as of the date hereof or (z) the Company’s full electric (ERX) solution drivetrain. The Company IP constitutes all Intellectual Property rights used in, or necessary for, the operation of the business of the Company and is sufficient for the conduct of such business as currently conducted as of the date hereof.

 

(b) The Company solely owns and possesses, free and clear of all Liens (other than Permitted Liens), all right, title and interest in and to the Company-Owned IP and has the right to use pursuant to a valid and enforceable written license, all Company-Licensed IP. All Company-Owned IP is subsisting and, to the knowledge of the Company, valid and enforceable. No loss or expiration of any of the Company-Owned IP is threatened in writing, or pending.

 

(c) The Company has taken and take reasonable actions to maintain, protect and enforce Intellectual Property rights, including the secrecy, confidentiality and value of its trade secrets and other Confidential Information. The Company has not disclosed any trade secrets or other Confidential Information that relates to the Products or is otherwise material to the business of the Company to any other person other than pursuant to a written confidentiality agreement under which such other person agrees to maintain the confidentiality and protect such Confidential Information.

 

(d) (i) There have been no claims filed and served, or threatened in writing (including email), against the Company, by any person (A) contesting the validity, use, ownership, enforceability, patentability or registrability of any of the Company IP, or (B) alleging any infringement or misappropriation of, or other violation of, any Intellectual Property rights of other persons (including any unsolicited demands or offers to license any Intellectual Property rights from any other person); (ii) the operation of the business of the Company (including the Products) has not and does not infringe, misappropriate or violate, any Intellectual Property rights of other persons; (iii) to the Company’s knowledge, no other person has infringed, misappropriated or violated any of the Company-Owned IP; and (iv) the Company has not received written notice of any of the foregoing or received any formal written opinion of counsel regarding the foregoing.

 

(e) All persons who have contributed, developed or conceived any Company-Owned IP have executed valid and enforceable written agreements with the Company, substantially in the form made available to Merger Sub or TortoiseCorp in the Virtual Data Room, and pursuant to which such persons assigned to the Company all of their entire right, title, and interest in and to any Intellectual Property created, conceived or otherwise developed by such person in the course of and related to his, her or its relationship with the Company, without further consideration or any restrictions or obligations whatsoever, including on the use or other disposition or ownership of such Intellectual Property.

 

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(f) Neither the Company nor, to the Company’s knowledge, any other person is in material breach or in material default of any agreement specified in Section 4.13(a)(ii) of the Company Disclosure Schedule.

 

(g) Section 4.13(g) of the Company Disclosure Schedule sets forth a list of all Open Source Software that has been used in, incorporated into, integrated or bundled with any Products, and for each such item of Open Source Software: (i) the name and version number of the applicable license; (ii) the distributor or website from which the Open Source Software was obtained; and (iii) the general manner in which such Open Source Software is used in, incorporated into, integrated or bundled with any Products (including, as applicable, the applicable Product or Products, the manner and extent to which such item of Open Source Software interoperates with any Products, such as by static or dynamic linking, inheritance, pipes, files, APIs, function calls, etc.).

 

(h) The Company does not use and has not used any Open Source Software or any modification or derivative thereof (i) in a manner that would grant or purport to grant to any other person any rights to or immunities under any of the Company IP, or (ii) under any Reciprocal License, to license or provide the source code to any of the Business Systems or Product components for the purpose of making derivative works, or to make available for redistribution to any person the source code to any of the Business Systems or Product components at no or minimal charge.

 

(i) To the Company’s Knowledge, there are no current unresolved material defects, technical concerns or problems in any of the Products currently offered by the Company (excluding the Company’s full electric (ERX) solution drivetrain) which are not of the type that are capable of being remediated in the ordinary course of business without delaying the Company’s commercialization timeline as currently planned. There are no facts or circumstances Known to the Company that would prevent the Company from completing the design and development of the Company’s full electric (ERX) solution drivetrain by the currently planned commercialization timeline, other than such incomplete designs and unresolved present or future defects, technical concerns or problems that, in the reasonable belief of the Company, can be completed or resolved in sufficient time to enable the Company to complete the design and development of the full electric (ERX) solution drivetrain without delaying the Company’s commercialization timeline as currently planned.

 

(j) With respect to Business Systems, which do not constitute Products (the “IT Systems”), the Company owns, leases, licenses, or otherwise has the legal right to use all such IT Systems, and such IT Systems are sufficient for the current needs of the business of the Company. The Company maintains commercially reasonable disaster recovery, business continuity and risk assessment plans, procedures and facilities. To the Company’s knowledge since January 1, 2018, there has not been any material failure with respect to any of the Business Systems that has not been remedied or replaced in all material respects.

 

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(k) The Company currently and previously has complied in all material respects with (i) all applicable Privacy/Data Security Laws, (ii) any applicable privacy or other policies of the Company concerning the collection, dissemination, storage or use of Personal Information or other Business Data, (iii) industry standards to which the Company purports to adhere, and (iv) all contractual commitments that the Company has entered into with respect to privacy and/or data security (collectively, the “Data Security Requirements”). The Company has implemented reasonable data security safeguards designed to protect the security and integrity of the Business Systems and Business Data. The Company’s employees and contractors receive reasonable training on information security issues. There is no Disabling Device in any of the Business Systems or Product components. Since January 1, 2018, the Company has not (x) to the Company’s knowledge, experienced any data security breaches, unauthorized access or use of any of the Business Systems, or unauthorized acquisition, destruction, damage, disclosure, loss, corruption, alteration, or use of any Business Data; or (y) been subject to or received written notice of any audits, proceedings or investigations by any Governmental Authority or any customer, or received any material claims or complaints regarding the collection, dissemination, storage or use of Personal Information, or the violation of any applicable Data Security Requirements, and, to the Company’s knowledge, there is no reasonable basis for the same.

 

(l) The Company (i) exclusively owns and possesses all right, title and interest in and to the Business Data constituting Company-Owned IP, including all on-road data collected or generated through the deployment of the Business Systems incorporated in any Products, free and clear of any restrictions other than those imposed by applicable Privacy/Data Security Laws and Liens granted under the Existing Security Agreements or (ii) has the right to use, exploit, publish, reproduce, distribute, license, sell, and create derivative works of the Business Data, in whole or in part, in the manner in which the Company receives and uses such Business Data prior to the Closing Date. The Company is not subject to any contractual requirements, privacy policies, or other legal obligations, including based on the Transactions contemplated hereunder, that would prohibit Merger Sub or TortoiseCorp from receiving or using Personal Information or other Business Data after the Closing Date, in the manner in which the Company receives and uses such Personal Information and other Business Data prior to the Closing Date or result in liabilities in connection with Data Security Requirements.

 

(m) All past and current employees and independent contractors of the Company are under written obligation to the Company to maintain in confidence all confidential or proprietary information acquired or contributed by them in the course of their employment.

 

(n) The Company is not, nor has it ever been, a member or promoter of, or a contributor to, any industry standards body or similar standard setting organization that could require or obligate the Company to grant or offer to any other person any license or right to any Company-Owned IP.

 

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Section 4.14 Taxes.

 

(a) The Company: (i) has duly filed all material Tax Returns required to be filed by it, and all such filed Tax Returns are complete and accurate in all material respects; (ii) has paid all material Taxes that are required to have been paid by it; (iii) with respect to all material Tax Returns filed by or with respect to the Company, has not waived any statute of limitations with respect to Taxes or agreed to any extension of time with respect to a Tax assessment or deficiency (other than pursuant to customary extensions of the due date for filing a Tax Return obtained in the ordinary course of business); and (iv) does not have any deficiency, assessment, claim, audit, examination, investigation, litigation or other proceeding in respect of Taxes or Tax matters pending, asserted, proposed or threatened in writing, for a Tax period which the statute of limitations for assessments remains open. The unpaid Taxes of the Company as of the date of the Interim Financial Statements did not materially exceed the reserves for Taxes of the Company set forth in Interim Financial Statements. The Company has made available to TortoiseCorp in the Virtual Data Room true, correct and complete copies of the U.S. federal income Tax Returns filed by the Company for tax years ending on or after December 31, 2017.

 

(b) The Company is not a party to, bound by or have an obligation under any Tax sharing agreement, Tax indemnification agreement, Tax allocation agreement or similar contract or arrangement (including any agreement, contract or arrangement providing for the sharing or ceding of credits or losses) or has a liability or obligation to any person as a result of or pursuant to any such agreement, contract, arrangement or commitment (in each case, other than an agreement, contract, arrangement or commitment entered into in the ordinary course of business and the primary purpose of which does not relate to Taxes (an “Ordinary Commercial Agreement”)).

 

(c) The Company will not be required to include any material item of income in, or exclude any material item of deduction from, taxable income for any Tax period (or portion thereof) ending after the Closing Date as a result of any: (i) adjustment under Section 481 of the Code (or any corresponding or similar provision of state, local or non-U.S. income Tax law) by reason of a change in method of accounting on or prior to the Closing Date for a Tax period ending on or prior to the Closing Date; (ii) “closing agreement” as described in Section 7121 of the Code (or any corresponding or similar provision of state, local or non-U.S. income Tax law) executed on or prior to the Closing Date; (iii) installment sale or open transaction disposition made on or prior to the Closing Date, (iv) intercompany transaction or any excess loss account described in Treasury Regulations under Section 1502 of the Code (or any corresponding or similar provision of state, local or non-U.S. Tax law) entered into or created on or prior to the Closing Date), or (v) prepaid amount received on or prior to the Closing Date outside the ordinary course of business.

 

(d) The Company has withheld and paid to the appropriate Tax authority all material Taxes required to have been withheld and paid in connection with amounts paid or owing to any current or former employee, independent contractor, creditor, shareholder or other third party.

 

(e) The Company has not been a member of an affiliated group filing a consolidated, combined or unitary U.S. federal, state, local or non-U.S. income Tax Return.

 

(f) The Company has no liability for the Taxes of any person (other than the Company) under Treasury Regulation Section 1.1502-6 (or any similar provision of state, local or non-U.S. law), as a transferee or successor, or, except pursuant to an Ordinary Commercial Agreement, by contract or otherwise.

 

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(g) The Company (i) does not have any request for a ruling in respect of Taxes pending between the Company and any Tax authority, and (ii) has not entered into any closing agreements, private letter rulings, technical advice memoranda or similar agreements with a Taxing authority, in each case, that will be in effect after the Closing.

 

(h) The Company has not in any year for which the applicable statute of limitations remains open, distributed stock of another person, or had its stock distributed by another person, in a transaction that was purported or intended to be governed in whole or in part by Section 355 or Section 361 of the Code.

 

(i) The Company has not engaged in or entered into a “listed transaction” within the meaning of Treasury Regulation Section 1.6011-4(b)(2).

 

(j) No Taxing authority or agency has asserted in writing or, to the knowledge of the Company, has threatened to assert against the Company any deficiency or claim for any material Taxes or interest thereon or penalties in connection therewith.

 

(k) There are no Tax liens upon any assets of the Company except for Permitted Liens.

 

(l) The Company has not been a United States real property holding corporation within the meaning of Section 897(c)(2) of the Code during the applicable period specified in Section 897(c)(1)(A)(ii) of the Code. The Company has not received written notice from a non-United States Taxing authority that it has a permanent establishment (within the meaning of an applicable Tax treaty) or otherwise has an office or fixed place of business in a country other than the country in which it is organized.

 

(m) The Company has not received written notice of any claim from a Taxing authority in a jurisdiction in which the Company does not file Tax Returns stating that the Company is or may be subject to taxation in such jurisdiction.

 

(n) For U.S. federal income tax purposes, the Company is, and has been since its formation, classified as a corporation.

 

(o) As of the date of this Agreement, the Company, after consultation with its tax advisors, is not aware of the existence of any fact, or any action it has taken (or failed to take) or agreed to take, that would reasonably be expected to prevent or impede the Merger from qualifying for the Intended Tax-Free Treatment. As of the Closing Date, the Company has not taken (or failed to take) or agreed to take any action that would reasonably be expected to prevent or impede the Merger from qualifying for the Intended Tax-Free Treatment.

 

Section 4.15 Environmental Matters. (a) The Company has not materially violated since January 1, 2017 nor is it in material violation of applicable Environmental Law; (b) to the knowledge of the Company, none of the properties currently or formerly owned, leased or operated by the Company (including, without limitation, soils and surface and ground waters) are contaminated with any Hazardous Substance in violation of applicable Environmental Laws which requires reporting, investigation, remediation, monitoring or other response action by the Company pursuant to applicable Environmental Laws; (c) to the Company’s knowledge, the Company is not, in any material respect, actually, potentially or allegedly liable pursuant to applicable Environmental Laws for any off-site contamination by Hazardous Substances; (d) the Company has all material permits, licenses and other authorizations required of the Company under applicable Environmental Law (“Environmental Permits”); and (e) the Company is in material compliance with its Environmental Permits.

 

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Section 4.16 Material Contracts.

 

(a) Section 4.16(a) of the Company Disclosure Schedule lists, as of the date of this Agreement, the following types of contracts and agreements to which the Company is a party, excluding for this purpose, any purchase orders submitted by customers (such contracts and agreements as are required to be set forth Section 4.16(a) of the Company Disclosure Schedule along with any Plan listed on Section 4.10(a) of the Company Disclosure Schedule being the “Material Contracts”):

 

(i) each contract and agreement (x) with consideration paid or payable to the Company of more than $50,000, in the aggregate, over any 12-month period, (y) for the lease or sale of the Company’s hybrid electric solution drivetrain and (z) for the lease or sale of the Company’s full electric (ERX) solution drivetrain;

 

(ii) each contract and agreement with suppliers to the Company for expenditures paid or payable by the Company of more than $50,000, in the aggregate, over any 12-month period;

 

(iii) all broker, distributor, dealer, manufacturer’s representative, franchise, agency, sales promotion, market research, marketing consulting and advertising contracts and agreements to which the Company is a party that are material to the business of the Company;

 

(iv) all management contracts (excluding contracts for employment) and contracts with other consultants;

 

(v) all bonus and commission plans of the Company;

 

(vi) all contracts or agreements involving the payment of royalties or other amounts calculated based upon the revenues or income of the Company or income or revenues related to any Product of the Company to which the Company is a party;

 

(vii) all contracts and agreements evidencing indebtedness for borrowed money in an amount greater than $25,000, and any pledge agreements, security agreements or other collateral agreements in which the Company granted to any person a security interest in or lien on any of the property or assets of the Company (such pledge, security and other collateral agreements, the “Existing Security Agreements”);

 

(viii) all partnership, joint venture or similar agreements;

 

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(ix) all contracts and agreements, including any grant agreements with any economic development corporation, with any Governmental Authority to which the Company is a party, other than any Company Permits;

 

(x) all contracts and agreements that limit, or purport to limit, the ability of the Company to compete in any line of business or with any person or entity or in any geographic area or during any period of time, excluding customary confidentiality agreements and agreements that contain customary confidentiality clauses;

 

(xi) all contracts or arrangements that result in any person or entity holding a power of attorney from the Company that relates to the Company or its business;

 

(xii) all leases or master leases of personal property reasonably likely to result in annual payments of $50,000 or more in a 12-month period;

 

(xiii) all agreements or instruments guarantying the debts or other obligations of any person;

 

(xiv) all contracts and agreements relating to the purchase of engineering or design services that involve more than $50,000, other than those contracts and agreements that have been fully performed and under which no further services are due;

 

(xv) all contracts involving use of any Company-Licensed IP required to be listed in Section 4.13(a)(ii) of the Company Disclosure Schedule;

 

(xvi) contracts which involve the license or grant of rights to Company-Owned IP by the Company;

 

(xvii) all contracts or agreements under which the Company has agreed to purchase goods or services from a vendor, supplier or other person on a preferred supplier or “most favored supplier” basis; and

 

(xviii) agreement for the development of Company-Owned IP for the benefit of the Company (other than employee invention assignment and confidentiality agreements entered into on the Company’s standard form of such agreement made available to TortoiseCorp in the Virtual Data Room).

 

(b) (i) each Material Contract is a legal, valid and binding obligation of the Company and, to the knowledge of the Company, the other parties thereto, and the Company is not in material breach or violation of, or material default under, any Material Contract nor has any Material Contract been canceled by the other party; (ii) to the Company’s knowledge, no other party is in material breach or violation of, or material default under, any Material Contract; and (iii) the Company has not received any written, or to the knowledge of the Company, oral claim of default under any such Material Contract, provided that, for purposes of clauses (i), (ii), and (iii), Material Contract shall not be deemed to include any founding fleet proposal, initiative, or agreement with any potential customer of the Company’s hybrid electric solution drivetrain. The Company has, in all material respects, furnished or made available to TortoiseCorp in the Virtual Data Room true and complete copies of all Material Contracts, including amendments thereto that are material in nature.

 

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Section 4.17 Insurance.

 

(a) Section 4.17(a) of the Company Disclosure Schedule sets forth, with respect to each material insurance policy under which the Company is an insured, a named insured or otherwise the principal beneficiary of coverage as of the date of this Agreement (i) the names of the insurer, the principal insured and each named insured, (ii) the policy number, (iii) the period, scope and amount of coverage and (iv) the premium most recently charged.

 

(b) With respect to each such insurance policy, except as would not be expected to result in a Company Material Adverse Effect: (i) the policy is legal, valid, binding and enforceable in accordance with its terms (subject to the Remedies Exceptions) and, except for policies that have expired under their terms in the ordinary course, is in full force and effect; (ii) the Company is not in material breach or default (including any such breach or default with respect to the payment of premiums or the giving of notice), and no event has occurred which, with notice or the lapse of time, would constitute such a breach or default, or permit termination or modification, under the policy; and (iii) to the knowledge of the Company, no insurer on the policy has been declared insolvent or placed in receivership, conservatorship or liquidation.

 

Section 4.18 Board Approval; Vote Required. The Company Board, by resolutions duly adopted by unanimous vote of those voting at a meeting duly called and held and not subsequently rescinded or modified in any way, or by unanimous written consent, has duly (a) determined that this Agreement and the Merger are fair to and in the best interests of the Company and its stockholders, (b) approved this Agreement and the Merger and declared their advisability, and (c) recommended that the stockholders of the Company approve and adopt this Agreement and approve the Merger and directed that this Agreement and the Transactions (including the Merger) be submitted for consideration by the Company’s stockholders. The Requisite Approval (the “Company Stockholder Approval”) is the only vote of the holders of any class or series of capital stock of the Company necessary to adopt this Agreement and approve the Transactions. The Written Consent, if executed and delivered, would qualify as the Company Stockholder Approval and no additional approval or vote from any holders of any class or series of capital stock of the Company would then be necessary to adopt this Agreement and approve the Transactions.

 

Section 4.19 Certain Business Practices. Since January 1, 2017, none of the Company or, to the Company’s knowledge, any directors or officers, agents or employees of the Company, has: (a) used any funds for unlawful contributions, gifts, entertainment or other unlawful expenses related to political activity; (b) made any unlawful payment to foreign or domestic government officials or employees or to foreign or domestic political parties or campaigns or violated any provision of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977, as amended; or (c) made any payment in the nature of criminal bribery.

 

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Section 4.20 Interested Party Transactions. Except for employment relationships and the payment of compensation, benefits and expense reimbursements and advances in the ordinary course of business, no director, officer or other affiliate of the Company, to the Company’s knowledge, has or has had, directly or indirectly: (a) an economic interest in any person that has furnished or sold, or furnishes or sells, services or Products that the Company furnishes or sells, or proposes to furnish or sell; (b) an economic interest in any person that purchases from or sells or furnishes to, the Company, any goods or services; (c) a beneficial interest in any contract or agreement disclosed in Section 4.16(a) of the Company Disclosure Schedule; or (d) any contractual or other arrangement with the Company, other than customary indemnity arrangements; provided, however, that ownership of no more than five percent (5%) of the outstanding voting stock of a publicly traded corporation shall not be deemed an “economic interest in any person” for purposes of this Section 4.20. The Company has not, since January 1, 2017, (i) extended or maintained credit, arranged for the extension of credit or renewed an extension of credit in the form of a personal loan to or for any director or executive officer (or equivalent thereof) of the Company, or (ii) materially modified any term of any such extension or maintenance of credit. There are no contracts or arrangements between the Company and any family member of any director, officer or other affiliate of the Company.

 

Section 4.21 Exchange Act. The Company is not currently (nor has it previously been) subject to the requirements of Section 12 of the Exchange Act.

 

Section 4.22 Brokers. Except for Marathon Capital, LLC, no broker, finder or investment banker is entitled to any brokerage, finder’s or other fee or commission in connection with the Transactions based upon arrangements made by or on behalf of the Company. The Company has provided TortoiseCorp with a true and complete copy of all contracts, agreements and arrangements including its engagement letter, between the Company and Marathon Capital, LLC, other than those that have expired or terminated and as to which no further services are contemplated thereunder to be provided in the future.

 

Section 4.23 Exclusivity of Representations and Warranties. Except as otherwise expressly provided in this Article IV (as modified by the Company Disclosure Schedule), the Company hereby expressly disclaims and negates, any other express or implied representation or warranty whatsoever (whether at Law or in equity) with respect to the Company, its affiliates, and any matter relating to any of them, including their affairs, the condition, value or quality of the assets, liabilities, financial condition or results of operations, or with respect to the accuracy or completeness of any other information made available to TortoiseCorp, its affiliates or any of their respective Representatives by, or on behalf of, Company, and any such representations or warranties are expressly disclaimed. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, except as expressly set forth in this Agreement (as modified by the Company Disclosure Schedule) or in any certificate delivered by the Company pursuant to this Agreement, neither Company nor any other person on behalf of Company has made or makes, any representation or warranty, whether express or implied, with respect to any projections, forecasts, estimates or budgets made available to TortoiseCorp, its affiliates or any of their respective Representatives of future revenues, future results of operations (or any component thereof), future cash flows or future financial condition (or any component thereof) of the Company (including the reasonableness of the assumptions underlying any of the foregoing), whether or not included in any management presentation or in any other information made available to TortoiseCorp, its affiliates or any of their respective Representatives or any other person, and any such representations or warranties are expressly disclaimed.

 

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Article V.

 

REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF TORTOISECORP AND MERGER SUB

 

Except as set forth in the TortoiseCorp SEC Reports (to the extent the qualifying nature of such disclosure is readily apparent from the content of such TortoiseCorp SEC Reports, but excluding disclosures referred to in “Forward-Looking Statements”, “Risk Factors” and any other disclosures therein to the extent they are of a predictive or cautionary nature or related to forward-looking statements) (it being acknowledged that nothing disclosed in such a TortoiseCorp SEC Report will be deemed to modify or qualify the representations and warranties set forth in Section 5.01 (Corporate Organization), Section 5.03 (Capitalization) and Section 5.04 (Authority Relative to This Agreement)), TortoiseCorp hereby represents and warrants to the Company as follows:

 

Section 5.01 Corporate Organization.

 

(a) Each of TortoiseCorp and Merger Sub is a corporation duly organized, validly existing and in good standing under the laws of the jurisdiction of its incorporation and has the requisite corporate power and authority and all necessary governmental approvals to own, lease and operate its properties and to carry on its business as it is now being conducted, except where the failure to have such power, authority and governmental approvals would not be a TortoiseCorp Material Adverse Effect.

 

(b) Merger Sub is the only subsidiary of TortoiseCorp Except for Merger Sub, TortoiseCorp does not directly or indirectly own any equity or similar interest in, or any interest convertible into or exchangeable or exercisable for any equity or similar interest in, any corporation, partnership, joint venture or business association or other person.

 

Section 5.02 Organizational Documents. Each of TortoiseCorp and Merger Sub has heretofore furnished to the Company complete and correct copies of the TortoiseCorp Organizational Documents and the Merger Sub Organizational Documents. The TortoiseCorp Organizational Documents and the Merger Sub Organizational Documents are in full force and effect. Neither TortoiseCorp nor Merger Sub is in violation of any of the provisions of the TortoiseCorp Organizational Documents and the Merger Sub Organizational Documents.

 

Section 5.03 Capitalization.

 

(a) The authorized capital stock of TortoiseCorp consists of (i) 200,000,000 shares of TortoiseCorp Class A Common Stock, (ii) 20,000,000 shares of TortoiseCorp Class B Common Stock and (iii) 1,000,000 shares of preferred stock, par value $0.0001 per share (“TortoiseCorp Preferred Stock”). As of the date of this Agreement (i) 23,300,917 shares of TortoiseCorp Class A Common Stock are issued and outstanding, all of which are validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable and not subject to any preemptive rights, (ii) 5,825,230 shares of TortoiseCorp Class B Common Stock are issued and outstanding, all of which are validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable and not subject to any preemptive rights, (iii) no shares of TortoiseCorp Class A Common Stock or TortoiseCorp Class B Common Stock are held in the treasury of TortoiseCorp, (iv) 18,310,641 TortoiseCorp Warrants are issued and outstanding, and (v) 18,310,641 shares of TortoiseCorp Class A Common Stock are reserved for future issuance pursuant to the TortoiseCorp Warrants. As of the date of this Agreement, there are no shares of TortoiseCorp Preferred Stock issued and outstanding. Each TortoiseCorp Warrant is exercisable for one share of TortoiseCorp Class A Common Stock at an exercise price of $11.50, subject to the terms of such TortoiseCorp Warrant and the TortoiseCorp Warrant Agreement. Each share of TortoiseCorp Class B Common Stock will convert into one share of TortoiseCorp Class A Common Stock at the Closing.

 

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(b) As of the date of this Agreement, the authorized capital stock of Merger Sub consists of 1,000 shares of common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Merger Sub Common Stock”). As of the date hereof, 100 shares of Merger Sub Common Stock are issued and outstanding. All outstanding shares of Merger Sub Common Stock have been duly authorized, validly issued, fully paid and are non-assessable and are not subject to preemptive rights, and are held by TortoiseCorp free and clear of all Liens, other than transfer restrictions under applicable securities laws and the Merger Sub Organizational Documents.

 

(c) All outstanding TortoiseCorp Units, shares of TortoiseCorp Class A Common Stock, shares of TortoiseCorp Class B Common Stock and TortoiseCorp Warrants have been issued and granted in compliance with all applicable securities laws and other applicable Laws and were issued free and clear of all Liens other than transfer restrictions under applicable securities laws and the TortoiseCorp Organizational Documents.

 

(d) The Per Share Merger Consideration being delivered by TortoiseCorp hereunder shall be duly and validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable, and each such share or other security shall be issued free and clear of preemptive rights and all Liens, other than transfer restrictions under applicable securities laws and the TortoiseCorp Organizational Documents. The Per Share Merger Consideration will be issued in compliance with all applicable securities Laws and other applicable Laws and without contravention of any other person’s rights therein or with respect thereto.

 

(e) Except for the Subscription Agreements, the Forward Purchase Agreement, this Agreement, the TortoiseCorp Warrants and the TortoiseCorp Class B Common Stock, TortoiseCorp has not issued any options, warrants, preemptive rights, calls, convertible securities or other rights, agreements, arrangements or commitments of any character relating to the issued or unissued capital stock of TortoiseCorp or obligating TortoiseCorp to issue or sell any shares of capital stock of, or other equity interests in, TortoiseCorp. All shares of TortoiseCorp Class A Common Stock subject to issuance as aforesaid, upon issuance on the terms and conditions specified in the instruments pursuant to which they are issuable, will be duly authorized, validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable. Neither TortoiseCorp nor any subsidiary of TortoiseCorp is a party to, or otherwise bound by, and neither TortoiseCorp nor any subsidiary of TortoiseCorp has granted, any equity appreciation rights, participations, phantom equity or similar rights. Except for that certain Letter Agreement, dated February 27, 2019, among TortoiseCorp, its officers, its directors, Sponsor, Tortoise Borrower LLC and Atlas Point Fund, TortoiseCorp is not a party to any voting trusts, voting agreements, proxies, shareholder agreements or other agreements with respect to the voting or transfer of TortoiseCorp Common Stock or any of the equity interests or other securities of TortoiseCorp or any of its subsidiaries. Except with respect to the Redemption Rights and the TortoiseCorp Warrants, there are no outstanding contractual obligations of TortoiseCorp to repurchase, redeem or otherwise acquire any shares of TortoiseCorp Common Stock. There are no outstanding contractual obligations of TortoiseCorp to make any investment (in the form of a loan, capital contribution or otherwise) in, any person.

 

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Section 5.04 Authority Relative to This Agreement. Each of TortoiseCorp, and Merger Sub have all necessary power and authority to execute and deliver this Agreement, to perform its obligations hereunder and to consummate the Transactions. The execution and delivery of this Agreement by each of TortoiseCorp and Merger Sub and the consummation by each of TortoiseCorp and Merger Sub of the Transactions, have been duly and validly authorized by all necessary corporate action, and no other corporate proceedings on the part of TortoiseCorp or Merger Sub are necessary to authorize this Agreement or to consummate the Transactions (other than (a) with respect to the Merger, the approval and adoption of this Agreement by the holders of a majority of the then-outstanding shares of TortoiseCorp Common Stock and by the holders of a majority of the then outstanding shares of Merger Sub Common Stock, and the filing and recordation of appropriate merger documents as required by the DGCL, and (b) with respect to the issuance of TortoiseCorp Class A Common Stock and the amendment and restatement of the TortoiseCorp Certificate of Incorporation pursuant to this Agreement, the approval of a majority of the then-outstanding shares of TortoiseCorp Common Stock). This Agreement has been duly and validly executed and delivered by TortoiseCorp and Merger Sub and, assuming due authorization, execution and delivery by the Company, constitutes a legal, valid and binding obligation of TortoiseCorp or Merger Sub, enforceable against TortoiseCorp or Merger Sub in accordance with its terms subject to the Remedies Exceptions.

 

Section 5.05 No Conflict; Required Filings and Consents.

 

(a) The execution and delivery of this Agreement by each of TortoiseCorp and Merger Sub do not, and the performance of this Agreement by each of TortoiseCorp and Merger Sub will not, (i) conflict with or violate the TortoiseCorp Organizational Documents or the Merger Sub Organizational Documents, (ii) assuming that all consents, approvals, authorizations, expiration or termination of waiting periods and other actions described in Section 5.05(b) have been obtained and all filings and obligations described in Section 5.05(b) have been made, conflict with or violate any Law, rule, regulation, order, judgment or decree applicable to each of TortoiseCorp or Merger Sub or by which any of their property or assets is bound or affected, or (iii) result in any breach of, or constitute a default (or an event which, with notice or lapse of time or both, would become a default) under, or give to others any rights of termination, amendment, acceleration or cancellation of, or result in the creation of a Lien on any property or asset of each of TortoiseCorp or Merger Sub pursuant to, any note, bond, mortgage, indenture, contract, agreement, lease, license, permit, franchise or other instrument or obligation to which each of TortoiseCorp or Merger Sub is a party or by which each of TortoiseCorp or Merger Sub or any of their property or assets is bound or affected, except, with respect to clauses (ii) and (iii), for any such conflicts, violations, breaches, defaults or other occurrences which would not have or reasonably be expected to have a TortoiseCorp Material Adverse Effect.

 

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(b) The execution and delivery of this Agreement by each of TortoiseCorp and Merger Sub do not, and the performance of this Agreement by each of TortoiseCorp and Merger Sub will not, require any consent, approval, authorization or permit of, or filing with or notification to, or expiration or termination of any waiting period by, any Governmental Authority, except (i) for applicable requirements, if any, of the Exchange Act, Blue Sky Laws and state takeover laws, the pre-merger notification requirements of the HSR Act, and filing and recordation of appropriate merger documents as required by the DGCL and (ii) where the failure to obtain such consents, approvals, authorizations or permits, or to make such filings or notifications, would not, individually or in the aggregate, prevent or materially delay consummation of any of the Transactions or otherwise prevent TortoiseCorp or Merger Sub from performing its material obligations under this Agreement.

 

Section 5.06 Compliance. Neither TortoiseCorp nor Merger Sub is or has been in conflict with, or in default, breach or violation of, (a) any Law applicable to TortoiseCorp or Merger Sub or by which any property or asset of TortoiseCorp or Merger Sub is bound or affected, or (b) any note, bond, mortgage, indenture, contract, agreement, lease, license, permit, franchise or other instrument or obligation to which TortoiseCorp or Merger Sub is a party or by which TortoiseCorp or Merger Sub or any property or asset of TortoiseCorp or Merger Sub is bound, except, in each case, for any such conflicts, defaults, breaches or violations that would not have or reasonably be expected to have a TortoiseCorp Material Adverse Effect. Each of TortoiseCorp and Merger Sub is in possession of all material franchises, grants, authorizations, licenses, permits, easements, variances, exceptions, consents, certificates, approvals and orders of any Governmental Authority necessary for TortoiseCorp or Merger Sub to own, lease and operate its properties or to carry on its business as it is now being conducted.

 

Section 5.07 SEC Filings; Financial Statements; Sarbanes-Oxley.

 

(a) TortoiseCorp has filed all forms, reports, schedules, statements and other documents, including any exhibits thereto, required to be filed by it with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) since February 27, 2019, together with any amendments, restatements or supplements thereto (collectively, the “TortoiseCorp SEC Reports”). TortoiseCorp has heretofore furnished to the Company true and correct copies of all amendments and modifications that have not been filed by TortoiseCorp with the SEC to all agreements, documents and other instruments that previously had been filed by TortoiseCorp with the SEC and are currently in effect. As of their respective dates, the TortoiseCorp SEC Reports (i) complied in all material respects with the applicable requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), the Exchange Act and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder, and (ii) did not, at the time they were filed, or, if amended, as of the date of such amendment, contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary in order to make the statements therein not misleading, in the case of any TortoiseCorp SEC Report that is a registration statement, or include any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading, in the case of any other TortoiseCorp SEC Report. Each director and executive officer of TortoiseCorp has filed with the SEC on a timely basis all documents required with respect to TortoiseCorp by Section 16(a) of the Exchange Act and the rules and regulations thereunder.

 

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(b) Each of the financial statements (including, in each case, any notes thereto) contained in the TortoiseCorp SEC Reports was prepared in accordance with GAAP (applied on a consistent basis) and Regulation S-X and Regulation S-K, as applicable, throughout the periods indicated (except as may be indicated in the notes thereto or, in the case of unaudited financial statements, as permitted by Form 10-Q of the SEC) and each fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial position, results of operations, changes in stockholders equity and cash flows of TortoiseCorp as at the respective dates thereof and for the respective periods indicated therein, (subject, in the case of unaudited statements, to normal and recurring year-end adjustments which have not had, and would not reasonably be expected to individually or in the aggregate be material). TortoiseCorp has no off-balance sheet arrangements that are not disclosed in the TortoiseCorp SEC Reports. No financial statements other than those of TortoiseCorp are required by GAAP to be included in the consolidated financial statements of TortoiseCorp

 

(c) Except as and to the extent set forth in the TortoiseCorp SEC Reports, neither TortoiseCorp nor Merger Sub has any liability or obligation of a nature (whether accrued, absolute, contingent or otherwise) required to be reflected on a balance sheet prepared in accordance with GAAP, except for liabilities and obligations arising in the ordinary course of TortoiseCorp’s and Merger Sub’s business.

 

(d) TortoiseCorp is in compliance in all material respects with the applicable listing and corporate governance rules and regulations of the New York Stock Exchange.

 

(e) TortoiseCorp has established and maintains disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rule 13a-15 under the Exchange Act). Such disclosure controls and procedures are designed to ensure that material information relating to TortoiseCorp and other material information required to be disclosed by TortoiseCorp in the reports and other documents that it files or furnishes under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the rules and forms of the SEC, and that all such material information is accumulated and communicated to TortoiseCorp’s principal executive officer and its principal financial officer as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure and to make the certifications required pursuant to Sections 302 and 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Such disclosure controls and procedures are effective in timely alerting TortoiseCorp’s principal executive officer and principal financial officer to material information required to be included in TortoiseCorp’s periodic reports required under the Exchange Act.

 

(f) TortoiseCorp maintains systems of internal control over financial reporting that are sufficient to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with GAAP, including policies and procedures sufficient to provide reasonable assurance: (i) that TortoiseCorp maintains records that in reasonable detail accurately and fairly reflect, in all material respects, its transactions and dispositions of assets; (ii) that transactions are recorded as necessary to permit the preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP; (iii) that receipts and expenditures are being made only in accordance with authorizations of management and its board of directors; and (iv) regarding prevention or timely detection of unauthorized acquisition, use or disposition of its assets that could have a material effect on its financial statements. TortoiseCorp has delivered to the Company a true and complete copy of any disclosure (or, if unwritten, a summary thereof) by any representative of TortoiseCorp to TortoiseCorp’s independent auditors relating to any material weaknesses in internal controls and any significant deficiencies in the design or operation of internal controls that would adversely affect the ability of TortoiseCorp to record, process, summarize and report financial data. TortoiseCorp has no knowledge of any fraud or whistle-blower allegations, whether or not material, that involve management or other employees or consultants who have or had a significant role in the internal control over financial reporting of TortoiseCorp. Since March 31, 2020, there have been no material changes in TortoiseCorp internal control over financial reporting.

 

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(g) There are no outstanding loans or other extensions of credit made by TortoiseCorp to any executive officer (as defined in Rule 3b-7 under the Exchange Act) or director of TortoiseCorp has not taken any action prohibited by Section 402 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

 

(h) Neither TortoiseCorp (including any employee thereof) nor TortoiseCorp’s independent auditors has identified or been made aware of (i) any significant deficiency or material weakness in the system of internal accounting controls utilized by TortoiseCorp, (ii) any fraud, whether or not material, that involves TortoiseCorp’s management or other employees who have a role in the preparation of financial statements or the internal accounting controls utilized by TortoiseCorp or (iii) any claim or allegation regarding any of the foregoing.

 

(i) As of the date hereof, there are no outstanding SEC comments from the SEC with respect to the TortoiseCorp SEC Reports. To the knowledge of TortoiseCorp, none of the TortoiseCorp SEC Reports filed on or prior to the date hereof is subject to ongoing SEC review or investigation as of the date hereof.

 

Section 5.08 Absence of Certain Changes or Events. Since December 31, 2019 and prior to the date of this Agreement, except as expressly contemplated by this Agreement, (a) TortoiseCorp has conducted its business in all material respects in the ordinary course and in a manner consistent with past practice, other than due to any actions taken due to a “shelter in place,” “non-essential employee” or similar direction of any Governmental Authority, (b) TortoiseCorp has not sold, assigned, transferred, permitted to lapse, abandoned, or otherwise disposed of any right, title, or interest in or to any of its material assets, (c) there has not been a TortoiseCorp Material Adverse Effect, and (d) TortoiseCorp has not taken any action that, if taken after the date of this Agreement, would constitute a material breach of any of the covenants set forth in Section 6.02.

 

Section 5.09 Absence of Litigation. There is no Action pending or, to the knowledge of TortoiseCorp, threatened against TortoiseCorp, or any property or asset of TortoiseCorp, before any Governmental Authority. Neither TortoiseCorp nor any material property or asset of TortoiseCorp is subject to any continuing order of, consent decree, settlement agreement or other similar written agreement with, or, to the knowledge of TortoiseCorp, continuing investigation by, any Governmental Authority.

 

Section 5.10 Board Approval; Vote Required.

 

(a) The TortoiseCorp Board, by resolutions duly adopted by majority vote of those voting at a meeting duly called and held and not subsequently rescinded or modified in any way, has duly (i) determined that this Agreement and the transactions contemplated by this Agreement are fair to and in the best interests of TortoiseCorp and its stockholders, (ii) approved this Agreement and the transactions contemplated by this Agreement and declared their advisability, (iii) recommended that the stockholders of TortoiseCorp approve and adopt this Agreement and Merger, and directed that this Agreement and the Merger, be submitted for consideration by the stockholders of TortoiseCorp at the TortoiseCorp Stockholders’ Meeting.

 

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(b) The only vote of the holders of any class or series of capital stock of TortoiseCorp necessary to approve the transactions contemplated by this Agreement is the affirmative vote of the holders of a majority of the outstanding shares of TortoiseCorp Common Stock.

 

(c) The Merger Sub Board, by resolutions duly adopted by written consent and not subsequently rescinded or modified in any way, has duly (i) determined that this Agreement and the Merger are fair to and in the best interests of Merger Sub and its sole stockholder, (ii) approved this Agreement and the Merger and declared their advisability, (iii)  recommended that the sole stockholder of Merger Sub approve and adopt this Agreement and approve the Merger and directed that this Agreement and the transactions contemplated hereby be submitted for consideration by the sole stockholder of Merger Sub.

 

(d) The only vote of the holders of any class or series of capital stock of Merger Sub is necessary to approve this Agreement, the Merger and the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement is the affirmative vote of the holders of a majority of the outstanding shares of Merger Sub Common Stock.

 

Section 5.11 No Prior Operations of Merger Sub. Merger Sub was formed solely for the purpose of engaging in the transactions contemplated by this Agreement and has not engaged in any business activities or conducted any operations or incurred any obligation or liability, other than as contemplated by this Agreement.

 

Section 5.12 Brokers. Except for Barclays Capital Inc. and Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, no broker, finder or investment banker is entitled to any brokerage, finder’s or other fee or commission in connection with the Transactions based upon arrangements made by or on behalf of TortoiseCorp or Merger Sub. TortoiseCorp has provided the Company with a true and complete copy of all contracts, agreements and arrangements including its engagement letters, with Barclays Capital Inc. and Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, other than those that have expired or terminated and as to which no further services are contemplated thereunder to be provided in the future.

 

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Section 5.13 TortoiseCorp Trust Fund. As of the date of this Agreement, TortoiseCorp has no less than $235,800,000 in the trust fund established by TortoiseCorp for the benefit of its public stockholders (the “Trust Fund”) maintained in a trust account at JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. (the “Trust Account”). The monies of such Trust Account are invested in United States Government securities or money market funds meeting certain conditions under Rule 2a-7 promulgated under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, and held in trust by Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company (the “Trustee”) pursuant to the Investment Management Trust Agreement, dated as of February 27, 2019, between TortoiseCorp and the Trustee (the “Trust Agreement”). The Trust Agreement has not been amended or modified and is valid and in full force and effect and is enforceable in accordance with its terms, subject to the Remedies Exceptions. TortoiseCorp has complied in all material respects with the terms of the Trust Agreement and is not in breach thereof or default thereunder and there does not exist under the Trust Agreement any event which, with the giving of notice or the lapse of time, would constitute such a breach or default by TortoiseCorp or the Trustee. There are no separate contracts, agreements, side letters or other understandings (whether written or unwritten, express or implied): (i) between TortoiseCorp and the Trustee that would cause the description of the Trust Agreement in the TortoiseCorp SEC Reports to be inaccurate in any material respect; or (ii) to the knowledge of TortoiseCorp, that would entitle any person (other than stockholders of TortoiseCorp who shall have elected to redeem their shares of TortoiseCorp Class A Common Stock pursuant to the TortoiseCorp Organizational Documents) to any portion of the proceeds in the Trust Account. Prior to the Closing, none of the funds held in the Trust Account may be released except: (A) to pay income and franchise taxes from any interest income earned in the Trust Account; and (B) upon the exercise of Redemption Rights in accordance with the provisions of the TortoiseCorp Organizational Documents. As of the date hereof, there are no Actions pending or, to the knowledge of TortoiseCorp, threatened in writing with respect to the Trust Account. Upon consummation of the Merger and notice thereof to the Trustee pursuant to the Trust Agreement, TortoiseCorp shall cause the Trustee to, and the Trustee shall thereupon be obligated to, release to TortoiseCorp as promptly as practicable, the Trust Funds in accordance with the Trust Agreement at which point the Trust Account shall terminate; provided, however that the liabilities and obligations of TortoiseCorp due and owing or incurred at or prior to the Effective Time shall be paid as and when due, including all amounts payable (a) to stockholders of TortoiseCorp who shall have exercised their Redemption Rights, (b) with respect to filings, applications and/or other actions taken pursuant to this Agreement required under Law, (c) to the Trustee for fees and costs incurred in accordance with the Trust Agreement; and (d) to third parties (e.g., professionals, printers, etc.) who have rendered services to TortoiseCorp in connection with its efforts to effect the Merger. As of the date hereof, assuming the accuracy of the representations and warranties of the Company herein and the compliance by the Company with its obligations hereunder, TortoiseCorp has no reason to believe that any of the conditions to the use of funds in the Trust Account will not be satisfied or funds available in the Trust Account will not be available to TortoiseCorp at the Effective Time.

 

Section 5.14 Employees. Other than any officers as described in the TortoiseCorp SEC Reports, TortoiseCorp and Merger Sub have never employed any employees or retained any contractors, other than consultants and advisors in the ordinary course of business. Other than reimbursement of any out-of-pocket expenses incurred by TortoiseCorp’s officers and directors in connection with activities on TortoiseCorp’s behalf in an aggregate amount not in excess of the amount of cash held by TortoiseCorp outside of the Trust Account, TortoiseCorp has no unsatisfied material liability with respect to any employee, officer or director. TortoiseCorp and Merger Sub have never and do not currently maintain, sponsor, contribute to or have any direct or material liability under any Employee Benefit Plan.

 

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Section 5.15 Taxes.

 

(a) TortoiseCorp and Merger Sub (i) have duly filed all material Tax Returns required to be filed by any of them, and all such filed Tax Returns are complete and accurate in all material respects; (ii) have paid all material Taxes that are required to have been paid by TortoiseCorp or Merger Sub; (iii) with respect to all material Tax Returns filed by or with respect to any of them, have not waived any statute of limitations with respect to Taxes or agreed to any extension of time with respect to a Tax assessment or deficiency (other than pursuant to customary extensions of the due date for filing a Tax Return obtained in the ordinary course of business); (iv) do not have any deficiency, assessment, claim, audit, examination, investigation, litigation or other proceeding in respect of Taxes or Tax matters pending, asserted, proposed or threatened in writing, for a Tax period which the statute of limitations for assessments remains open; and (v) have provided adequate reserves in accordance with GAAP in the most recent consolidated financial statements of TortoiseCorp for any material Taxes of TortoiseCorp that have not been paid.

 

(b) Neither TortoiseCorp nor Merger Sub is a party to, is bound by or has an obligation under any Tax sharing agreement, Tax indemnification agreement, Tax allocation agreement or similar contract or arrangement (including any agreement, contract or arrangement providing for the sharing or ceding of credits or losses) or has a liability or obligation to any person as a result of or pursuant to any such agreement, contract, arrangement or commitment (in each case, other than an Ordinary Commercial Agreement).

 

(c) Neither TortoiseCorp nor Merger Sub will be required to include any material item of income in, or exclude any material item of deduction from, taxable income for any Tax period (or portion thereof) ending after the Closing Date as a result of any: (i) adjustment under Section 481 of the Code (or any corresponding or similar provision of state, local or non-U.S. income Tax law) by reason of a change in method of accounting on or prior to the Closing Date for a Tax period ending on or prior to the Closing Date; (ii) “closing agreement” as described in Section 7121 of the Code (or any corresponding or similar provision of state, local or non-U.S. income Tax law) executed on or prior to the Closing Date; (iii) installment sale or open transaction disposition made on or prior to the Closing Date, (iv) intercompany transaction or any excess loss account described in Treasury Regulations under Section 1502 of the Code (or any corresponding or similar provision of state, local or non-U.S. Tax law) entered into or created on or prior to the Closing Date), or (v) a prepaid amount received on or prior to the Closing Date outside the ordinary course of business.

 

(d) Each of TortoiseCorp and Merger Sub has withheld and paid to the appropriate Tax authority all material Taxes required to have been withheld and paid in connection with amounts paid or owing to any current or former employee, independent contractor, creditor, shareholder or other third party.

 

(e) Neither TortoiseCorp nor Merger Sub has been a member of an affiliated group filing a consolidated, combined or unitary U.S. federal, state, local or non-U.S. income Tax Return.

 

(f) Neither TortoiseCorp nor Merger Sub has any liability for the Taxes of any other person under Treasury Regulation Section 1.1502-6 (or any similar provision of state, local or non-U.S. law), as a transferee or successor, or, except pursuant to an Ordinary Commercial Agreement, by contract or otherwise.

 

(g) Neither TortoiseCorp nor Merger Sub has (i) any request for a ruling in respect of Taxes pending between TortoiseCorp or Merger Sub and any Tax authority, or (ii) has entered into any closing agreements, private letter rulings, technical advice memoranda or similar agreements with a Taxing authority, in each case that will be in effect after the Closing.

 

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(h) Neither TortoiseCorp nor Merger Sub has, in any year for which the applicable statute of limitations remains open, distributed stock of another person, or has had its stock distributed by another person, in a transaction that was purported or intended to be governed in whole or in part by Section 355 or Section 361 of the Code.

 

(i) Neither TortoiseCorp nor Merger Sub has engaged in or entered into a “listed transaction” within the meaning of Treasury Regulation Section 1.6011-4(b)(2).

 

(j) No Taxing authority or agency has asserted in writing or, to the knowledge of TortoiseCorp and Merger Sub, has threatened to assert against TortoiseCorp or Merger Sub, any deficiency or claim for any material Taxes or interest thereon or penalties in connection therewith.

 

(k) There are no Tax liens upon any assets of TortoiseCorp or Merger Sub except for Permitted Liens.

 

(l) Neither TortoiseCorp nor Merger Sub has been a United States real property holding corporation within the meaning of Section 897(c)(2) of the Code during the applicable period specified in Section 897(c)(1)(A)(ii) of the Code. Neither TortoiseCorp nor Merger Sub has received written notice from a non-United States Taxing authority that it has a permanent establishment (within the meaning of an applicable Tax treaty) or otherwise has an office or fixed place of business in a country other than the country in which it is organized.

 

(m) Neither TortoiseCorp nor Merger Sub has received written notice of any claim from a Taxing authority in a jurisdiction in which TortoiseCorp does not file Tax Returns stating that TortoiseCorp or Merger Sub is or may be subject to taxation in such jurisdiction.

 

(n) For U.S. federal income tax purposes, TortoiseCorp is, and has been since its formation, classified as a corporation.

 

(o) As of the date of this Agreement, TortoiseCorp and Merger Sub, after consultation with their tax advisors, are not aware of the existence of any fact, or any action TortoiseCorp or Merger Sub have taken (or failed to take) or agreed to take, that would reasonably be expected to prevent or impede the Merger from qualifying for the Intended Tax-Free Treatment. As of the Closing Date, TortoiseCorp and Merger Sub have not taken (or failed to take) or agreed to take any action that would reasonably be expected to prevent or impede the Merger from qualifying for the Intended Tax-Free Treatment.

 

Section 5.16 Listing. The issued and outstanding TortoiseCorp Units are registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Exchange Act and are listed for trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “SHLL.U.” The issued and outstanding shares of TortoiseCorp Class A Common Stock are registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Exchange Act and are listed for trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “SHLL.” The issued and outstanding TortoiseCorp Warrants are registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Exchange Act and are listed for trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “SHLL.WS.” As of the date of this Agreement, there is no Action pending or, to the knowledge of TortoiseCorp, threatened in writing against TortoiseCorp by the New York Stock Exchange or the SEC with respect to any intention by such entity to deregister the TortoiseCorp Units, the shares of TortoiseCorp Class A Common Stock, or TortoiseCorp Warrants or terminate the listing of TortoiseCorp on the New York Stock Exchange. None of TortoiseCorp or any of its affiliates has taken any action in an attempt to terminate the registration of the TortoiseCorp Units, the shares of TortoiseCorp Class A Common Stock, or the TortoiseCorp Warrants under the Exchange Act.

 

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Section 5.17 TortoiseCorp’s and Merger Sub’s Investigation and Reliance. Each of TortoiseCorp and Merger Sub is a sophisticated purchaser and has made its own independent investigation, review and analysis regarding the Company and the Transactions, which investigation, review and analysis were conducted by TortoiseCorp and Merger Sub together with expert advisors, including legal counsel, that they have engaged for such purpose. TortoiseCorp, Merger Sub and their Representatives have been provided with full and complete access to the Representatives, properties, offices, plants and other facilities, books and records of the Company and other information that they have requested in connection with their investigation of the Company and the Transactions. Neither TortoiseCorp nor Merger Sub is relying on any statement, representation or warranty, oral or written, express or implied, made by the Company or any of its Representatives, except as expressly set forth in Article IV (as modified by the Company Disclosure Schedule) or in any certificate delivered by the Company pursuant to this Agreement. Neither the Company nor any of its respective stockholders, affiliates or Representatives shall have any liability to TortoiseCorp, Merger Sub or any of their respective stockholders, affiliates or Representatives resulting from the use of any information, documents or materials made available to TortoiseCorp or Merger Sub or any of their Representatives, whether orally or in writing, in any confidential information memoranda, “data rooms,” management presentations, due diligence discussions or in any other form in expectation of the Transactions. TortoiseCorp and Merger Sub acknowledge that neither the Company nor any of its stockholders, affiliates or Representatives is making, directly or indirectly, any representation or warranty with respect to any estimates, projections or forecasts involving the Company.

 

Article VI.

 

CONDUCT OF BUSINESS PENDING THE MERGER

 

Section 6.01 Conduct of Business by the Company Pending the Merger.

 

(a) The Company agrees that, between the date of this Agreement and the Effective Time or the earlier termination of this Agreement, except as (1) expressly contemplated by any other provision of this Agreement or any Ancillary Agreement, (2) as set forth in Section 6.01 of the Company Disclosure Schedule, and (3) as required by applicable Law (including as may be requested or compelled by any Governmental Authority), unless TortoiseCorp shall otherwise consent in writing (which consent shall not be unreasonably conditioned, withheld or delayed):

 

(i) the Company shall conduct its business in the ordinary course of business and in a manner consistent with past practice; and

 

(ii) the Company shall use its reasonable best efforts to preserve substantially intact the business organization of the Company, to keep available the services of the current officers, key employees and consultants of the Company and to preserve the current relationships of the Company with customers, suppliers and other persons with which the Company has significant business relations.

 

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(b) By way of amplification and not limitation, except as (1) expressly contemplated by any other provision of this Agreement or any Ancillary Agreement, (2) as set forth in Section 6.01 of the Company Disclosure Schedule, and (3) as required by applicable Law (including as may be requested or compelled by any Governmental Authority), the Company shall not, between the date of this Agreement and the Effective Time or the earlier termination of this Agreement, directly or indirectly, do any of the following without the prior written consent of TortoiseCorp (which consent shall not be unreasonably conditioned, withheld or delayed):

 

(i) amend or otherwise change its certificate of incorporation or bylaws or equivalent organizational documents;

 

(ii) issue, sell, pledge, dispose of, grant or encumber, or authorize the issuance, sale, pledge, disposition, grant or encumbrance of, (A) any shares of any class of capital stock of the Company, or any options, warrants, convertible securities or other rights of any kind to acquire any shares of such capital stock, or any other ownership interest (including, without limitation, any phantom interest), of the Company, provided that (1) the exercise or settlement of any Company Options in effect on the date of this Agreement or grants of Company Options in the ordinary course of business consistent with past practice and the issuance of shares of Company Common Stock (or other class of equity security of the Company, as applicable) pursuant to the terms of the Company Preferred Stock and the Company Convertible Notes, in each case, in effect on the date of this Agreement, and (2) the issuance or sale of any class of capital stock of the Company in a bona fide financing in accordance with the limitations set forth in Section 6.01(b)(ii) of the Company Disclosure Schedule shall not require the consent of TortoiseCorp; or (B) any material assets of the Company;

 

(iii) form any subsidiary or acquire any equity interest or other interest in any other entity or enter into a joint venture with any other entity;

 

(iv) declare, set aside, make or pay any dividend or other distribution, payable in cash, stock, property or otherwise, with respect to any of its capital stock;

 

(v) reclassify, combine, split, subdivide or redeem, or purchase or otherwise acquire, directly or indirectly, any of its capital stock, other than redemptions of equity securities from former employees upon the terms set forth in the underlying agreements governing such equity securities;

 

(vi) (A) acquire (including, without limitation, by merger, consolidation, or acquisition of stock or substantially all of the assets or any other business combination) any corporation, partnership, other business organization or any division thereof, other than the acquisition of inventory and up to $1,000,0000 of fixed assets in the ordinary course of business consistent with past practice; or (B) incur any indebtedness for borrowed money or issue any debt securities or assume, guarantee or endorse, or otherwise become responsible for, the obligations of any person, or make any loans or advances, or intentionally grant any security interest in any of its assets, provided that the incurrence of up to $10,000,000 (or $30,000,000 if the Closing Date has not occurred prior to the date this is 90 days after the date hereof) of indebtedness in accordance with the limitations set forth in Section 6.01(b)(vi) of the Company Disclosure Schedule shall not require the consent of TortoiseCorp;

 

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(vii) (A) grant any increase in the compensation, incentives or benefits payable or to become payable to any current or former director, officer, employee or consultant of the Company as of the date of this Agreement, (B) enter into any new, or materially amend any existing employment or severance or termination agreement with any current or former director, officer, employee or consultant, or (C) accelerate or commit to accelerate the funding, payment, or vesting of any compensation or benefits to any current or former director, officer, employee or consultant (except that the Company may (1) increase base compensation of current directors, officers, employees or consultants as set forth on Section 6.01(b)(vii) of the Company Disclosure Schedule, (2) provide increases in salary, wages, bonuses or benefits to employees as required under any employment or consulting agreement in effect on the date of this Agreement, (3) change the title of its employees in the ordinary course of business consistent with past practice, (4) make annual or quarterly bonus or commission payments in the ordinary course of business and in accordance with the bonus or commission plans existing on the date of this Agreement, and (5) may enter into the retention agreements with executive officers, key employees or directors set forth on Section 6.01(b)(vii) of the Company Disclosure Schedule);

 

(viii) other than as required by Law or pursuant to the terms of an agreement entered into prior to the date of this Agreement and reflected on Section 4.10(a) of the Company Disclosure Schedule or that the Company is not prohibited from entering into after the date hereof, grant any severance or termination pay to, any director or officer of the Company, other than in the ordinary course of business consistent with past practice;

 

(ix) adopt, amend and/or terminate any material Plan except as may be required by applicable Law, is necessary in order to consummate the Transactions, or health and welfare plan renewals in the ordinary course of business;

 

(x) materially amend other than reasonable and usual amendments in the ordinary course of business, with respect to accounting policies or procedures, other than as required by GAAP;

 

(xi) (A) amend any material Tax Return, (B) change any material method of Tax accounting, (C) make, change or rescind any material election relating to Taxes, or (D) settle or compromise any material U.S. federal, state, local or non-U.S. Tax audit, assessment, Tax claim or other controversy relating to Taxes;

 

(xii) materially amend, or modify or consent to the termination (excluding any expiration in accordance with its terms) of any Material Contract or amend, waive, modify or consent to the termination (excluding any expiration in accordance with its terms) of the Company’s material rights thereunder, in each case in a manner that is adverse to the Company, except in the ordinary course of business;

 

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(xiii) enter into any contract or agreement for the sale or lease of one-hundred fifty (150) or more of the Company’s hybrid electric solution drivetrains or fifty (50) or more of the Company’s full electric solution drivetrains;

 

(xiv) enter into any contract, agreement or arrangement that obligates the Company to develop any Intellectual Property related to the business of the Company or the Products, other than where the results of Company’s performance would be Company-Owned IP;

 

(xv) intentionally permit any material item of Company-Owned IP to lapse or to be abandoned, invalidated, dedicated to the public, or disclaimed, or otherwise become unenforceable or fail to perform or make any applicable filings, recordings or other similar actions or filings, or fail to pay all required fees and Taxes required or advisable to maintain and protect its interest in each and every material item of Company-Owned IP; or

 

(xvi) enter into any formal or informal agreement or otherwise make a binding commitment to do any of the foregoing.

 

Nothing herein shall require the Company to obtain consent from TortoiseCorp to do any of the foregoing if obtaining such consent might reasonably be expected to violate applicable Law, and nothing contained in this Section 6.01 shall give to TortoiseCorp, directly or indirectly, the right to control or direct the operations of the Company prior to the Closing Date. Prior to the Closing Date, each of TortoiseCorp and the Company shall exercise, consistent with the terms and conditions hereof, complete control and supervision of its respective operations, as required by Law.

 

Section 6.02 Conduct of Business by TortoiseCorp and Merger Sub Pending the Merger. Except as expressly contemplated by any other provision of this Agreement or any Ancillary Agreement (including entering into various Subscription Agreements and consummating the Private Placements and the transactions contemplated by the Forward Purchase Agreement), except as set forth on Section 6.02 of the of the disclosure schedule delivered by the TortoiseCorp in connection with this Agreement and as required by applicable Law (including as may be requested or compelled by any Governmental Authority), TortoiseCorp agrees that from the date of this Agreement until the earlier of the termination of this Agreement and the Effective Time, unless the Company shall otherwise consent in writing (which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld, delayed or conditioned), the businesses of TortoiseCorp and Merger Sub shall be conducted in the ordinary course of business and in a manner consistent with past practice. By way of amplification and not limitation, except as expressly contemplated by any other provision of this Agreement or any Ancillary Agreement (including entering into various Subscription Agreements and consummating the Private Placements and the transactions contemplated by the Forward Purchase Agreement), or in connection with the terms and conditions of, any Subscription Agreement or the Forward Purchase Agreement, as set forth on Section 6.02 of the Company Disclosure Schedule or and as required by applicable Law (including as may be requested or compelled by any Governmental Authority), neither TortoiseCorp nor Merger Sub shall, between the date of this Agreement and the Effective Time or the earlier termination of this Agreement, directly or indirectly, do any of the following without the prior written consent of the Company, which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld, delayed or conditioned:

 

(a) amend or otherwise change the TortoiseCorp Organizational Documents or the Merger Sub Organizational Documents or form any subsidiary of TortoiseCorp other than Merger Sub;

 

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(b) declare, set aside, make or pay any dividend or other distribution, payable in cash, stock, property or otherwise, with respect to any of its capital stock, other than redemptions from the Trust Fund that are required pursuant to the TortoiseCorp Organizational Documents;

 

(c) reclassify, combine, split, subdivide or redeem, or purchase or otherwise acquire, directly or indirectly, any of the TortoiseCorp Common Stock or TortoiseCorp Warrants except for redemptions from the Trust Fund and conversions of the TortoiseCorp Class B Common Stock that are required pursuant to the TortoiseCorp Organizational Documents;

 

(d) issue, sell, pledge, dispose of, grant or encumber, or authorize the issuance, sale, pledge, disposition, grant or encumbrance of, any shares of any class of capital stock or other securities of TortoiseCorp or Merger Sub, or any options, warrants, convertible securities or other rights of any kind to acquire any shares of such capital stock, or any other ownership interest (including, without limitation, any phantom interest), of TortoiseCorp or Merger Sub, except in connection with conversion of the TortoiseCorp Class B Common Stock pursuant to the TortoiseCorp Organizational Documents and in connection with a loan from the Sponsor or an affiliate thereof or certain of TortoiseCorp’s officers and directors to finance TortoiseCorp’s transaction costs in connection with the transactions contemplated hereby;

 

(e) acquire (including, without limitation, by merger, consolidation, or acquisition of stock or assets or any other business combination) any corporation, partnership, other business organization or enter into any strategic joint ventures, partnerships or alliances with any other person;

 

(f) incur any indebtedness for borrowed money or guarantee any such indebtedness of another person or persons, issue or sell any debt securities or options, warrants, calls or other rights to acquire any debt securities of TortoiseCorp, as applicable, enter into any “keep well” or other agreement to maintain any financial statement condition or enter into any arrangement having the economic effect of any of the foregoing, in each case, except in the ordinary course of business consistent with past practice or except a loan from the Sponsor or an affiliate thereof or certain of TortoiseCorp’s officers and directors to finance TortoiseCorp’s transaction costs in connection with the transactions contemplated hereby;

 

(g) make any change in any method of financial accounting or financial accounting principles, policies, procedures or practices, except as required by a concurrent amendment in GAAP or applicable Law made subsequent to the date hereof, as agreed to by its independent accountants;

 

(h) (A) amend any material Tax Return, (B) change any material method of Tax accounting, (C) make, change or rescind any material election relating to Taxes, or (D) settle or compromise any material U.S. federal, state, local or non-U.S. Tax audit, assessment, Tax claim or other controversy relating to Taxes;

 

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(i) liquidate, dissolve, reorganize or otherwise wind up the business and operations of TortoiseCorp or Merger Sub;

 

(j) amend the Trust Agreement or any other agreement related to the Trust Account; or

 

(k) enter into any formal or informal agreement or otherwise make a binding commitment to do any of the foregoing.

 

Nothing herein shall require the TortoiseCorp to obtain consent from the Company to do any of the foregoing if obtaining such consent might reasonably be expected to violate applicable Law, and nothing contained in this Section 6.02 shall give to the Company, directly or indirectly, the right to control or direct the operations of TortoiseCorp prior to the Closing Date. Prior to the Closing Date, each of TortoiseCorp and the Company shall exercise, consistent with the terms and conditions hereof, complete control and supervision of its respective operations, as required by Law.

 

Section 6.03 Claims Against Trust Account. The Company agrees that, notwithstanding any other provision contained in this Agreement, the Company does not now have, and shall not at any time prior to the Effective Time have, any claim to, or make any claim against, the Trust Fund, regardless of whether such claim arises as a result of, in connection with or relating in any way to, the business relationship between the Company on the one hand, and TortoiseCorp on the other hand, this Agreement, or any other agreement or any other matter, and regardless of whether such claim arises based on contract, tort, equity or any other theory of legal liability (any and all such claims are collectively referred to in this Section 6.03 as the “Claims”). Notwithstanding any other provision contained in this Agreement, the Company hereby irrevocably waives any Claim it may have, now or in the future and will not seek recourse against the Trust Fund for any reason whatsoever in respect thereof; provided, however, that the foregoing waiver will not limit or prohibit the Company from pursuing a claim against TortoiseCorp, Merger Sub or any other person (a) for legal relief against monies or other assets of TortoiseCorp or Merger Sub held outside of the Trust Account or for specific performance or other equitable relief in connection with the Transactions or (b) for damages for breach of this Agreement against TortoiseCorp (or any successor entity) or Merger Sub in the event this Agreement is terminated for any reason and TortoiseCorp consummates a business combination transaction with another party. In the event that the Company commences any action or proceeding against or involving the Trust Fund in violation of the foregoing, TortoiseCorp shall be entitled to recover from the Company the associated reasonable legal fees and costs in connection with any such action, in the event TortoiseCorp prevails in such action or proceeding.

 

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Article VII.

 

ADDITIONAL AGREEMENTS

 

Section 7.01 Proxy Statement.

 

(a) As promptly as practicable after the execution of this Agreement and TortoiseCorp’s receipt of the Audited Financial Statements, subject to the terms of this Section 7.01, TortoiseCorp (with the assistance and cooperation of the Company as reasonably requested by TortoiseCorp) shall prepare and file with the SEC a proxy statement (as amended or supplemented, the “Proxy Statement”) to be sent to the stockholders of TortoiseCorp relating to the meeting of TortoiseCorp’s stockholders (including any adjournment or postponement thereof, the “TortoiseCorp Stockholders’ Meeting”) to be held to consider (i) approval and adoption of this Agreement and the Merger, (ii) approval of the issuance of TortoiseCorp Class A Common Stock as contemplated by this Agreement and the Subscription Agreements and the issuance of TortoiseCorp Units as contemplated by the Forward Purchase Agreement, (ii) the second amended and restated TortoiseCorp Certificate of Incorporation as set forth on Exhibit E and (iii) any other proposals the parties deem necessary to effectuate the Merger (collectively, the “TortoiseCorp Proposals”). The Company shall furnish all information concerning the Company as TortoiseCorp may reasonably request in connection with such actions and the preparation of the Proxy Statement. TortoiseCorp and the Company each shall use their reasonable best efforts to (x) cause the Proxy Statement, when filed with the SEC, to comply in all material respects with all legal requirements applicable thereto and (y) respond as promptly as reasonably practicable to and resolve all comments received from the SEC concerning the Proxy Statement. As promptly as practicable following the clearance of the Proxy Statement by the SEC, TortoiseCorp shall mail the Proxy Statement to its stockholders. Each of TortoiseCorp and the Company shall furnish all information concerning it as may reasonably be requested by the other party in connection with such actions and the preparation of the Proxy Statement.

 

(b) No filing of, or amendment or supplement to the Proxy Statement will be made by TortoiseCorp without the approval of the Company (such approval not to be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed). TortoiseCorp will advise the Company, promptly after it receives notice thereof, of the time when the of any request by the SEC for amendment of the Proxy Statement or comments thereon and responses thereto or requests by the SEC for additional information. Each of TortoiseCorp and the Company shall cooperate and mutually agree upon (such agreement not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed) any response to comments of the SEC with respect to the Proxy Statement and any amendment to the Proxy Statement filed in response thereto.

 

(c) TortoiseCorp represents that the information supplied by TortoiseCorp for inclusion in the Proxy Statement shall not include any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state any material fact necessary in order to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading, at (i)  the time the Proxy Statement (or any amendment thereof or supplement thereto) is first mailed to the stockholders of TortoiseCorp, (ii) the time of the TortoiseCorp Stockholders’ Meeting and (iii) the Effective Time. If, at any time prior to the Effective Time, any event or circumstance relating to TortoiseCorp or Merger Sub, or their respective officers or directors, should be discovered by TortoiseCorp which should be set forth in an amendment or a supplement to the Proxy Statement, TortoiseCorp shall promptly inform the Company. All documents that TortoiseCorp is responsible for filing with the SEC in connection with the Merger or the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement will comply as to form and substance in all material respects with the applicable requirements of the Securities Act and the rules and regulations thereunder and the Exchange Act and the rules and regulations thereunder.

 

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(d) The Company represents that the information supplied by the Company for inclusion in the Proxy Statement shall not include any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state any material fact necessary in order to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading, at (i)  the time the Proxy Statement (or any amendment thereof or supplement thereto) is first mailed to the stockholders of TortoiseCorp, (ii) the time of the TortoiseCorp Stockholders’ Meeting and (iii) the Effective Time. If, at any time prior to the Effective Time, any event or circumstance relating to the Company or its officers or directors, should be discovered by the Company which should be set forth in an amendment or a supplement to the Proxy Statement, the Company shall promptly inform TortoiseCorp. All documents that the Company is responsible for filing with the SEC in connection with the Merger or the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement will comply as to form and substance in all material respects with the applicable requirements of the Securities Act and the rules and regulations thereunder and the Exchange Act and the rules and regulations thereunder.

 

Section 7.02 TortoiseCorp Stockholders’ Meeting; and Merger Sub Stockholder’s Approval.

 

(a) TortoiseCorp shall call and hold the TortoiseCorp Stockholders’ Meeting as promptly as practicable following the clearance of the Proxy Statement by the SEC for the purpose of voting solely upon the TortoiseCorp Proposals, and TortoiseCorp shall use its reasonable best efforts to hold the TortoiseCorp Stockholders’ Meeting as soon as practicable following the clearance of the Proxy Statement by the SEC; provided that TortoiseCorp may postpone or adjourn the TortoiseCorp Stockholders’ Meeting on one or more occasions for up to 30 days in the aggregate upon the good faith determination by the TortoiseCorp Board that such postponement or adjournment is necessary to solicit additional proxies to obtain approval of the TortoiseCorp Proposals or otherwise take actions consistent with TortoiseCorp’s obligations pursuant to Section 7.10 of this Agreement. TortoiseCorp shall use its reasonable best efforts to obtain the approval of the TortoiseCorp Proposals at the TortoiseCorp Stockholders’ Meeting, including by soliciting from its stockholders proxies as promptly as possible in favor of the TortoiseCorp Proposals, and shall take all other action necessary or advisable to secure the required vote or consent of its stockholders. The TortoiseCorp Board shall recommend to its stockholders that they approve the TortoiseCorp Proposals and shall include such recommendation in the Proxy Statement.

 

(b) Promptly following the execution of this Agreement, TortoiseCorp shall approve and adopt this Agreement and approve the Merger and the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement, as the sole stockholder of Merger Sub.

 

Section 7.03 Company Stockholders’ Written Consent. Promptly following the execution of this Agreement (and in any event within two (2) Business Days), the Company shall seek the irrevocable written consent, in form and substance reasonably acceptable to TortoiseCorp, of holders of the Requisite Approval (including the Key Company Stockholders) in favor of the approval and adoption of this Agreement and the Merger and all other transactions contemplated by this Agreement (the “Written Consent”) and deliver a copy of the Written Consent to TortoiseCorp.

 

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Section 7.04 Access to Information; Confidentiality.

 

(a) From the date of this Agreement until the Effective Time, the Company and TortoiseCorp shall (and shall cause their respective subsidiaries to): (i) provide to the other party (and the other party’s officers, directors, employees, accountants, consultants, legal counsel, agents and other representatives, collectively, “Representatives”) reasonable access at reasonable times upon prior notice to the officers, employees, agents, properties, offices and other facilities of such party and its subsidiaries and to the books and records thereof; and (ii) furnish promptly to the other party such information concerning the business, properties, contracts, assets, liabilities, personnel, Taxes and other aspects of such party and its subsidiaries as the other party or its Representatives may reasonably request, including in connection with any Tax disclosure in any statement, filing, notice or application relating to the Intended Tax-Free Treatment or any Tax opinion requested or required to be filed pursuant to Section 7.15(b). Notwithstanding the foregoing, neither the Company nor TortoiseCorp shall be required to provide access to or disclose information where the access or disclosure would jeopardize the protection of attorney-client privilege or contravene applicable Law (it being agreed that the parties shall use their reasonable best efforts to cause such information to be provided in a manner that would not result in such jeopardy or contravention).

 

(b) All information obtained by the parties pursuant to this Section 7.04 shall be kept confidential in accordance with the confidentiality agreement, dated March 9, 2020 (the “Confidentiality Agreement”), between TortoiseCorp and the Company.

 

(c) Notwithstanding anything in this Agreement to the contrary, each party (and its respective Representatives) may consult any tax advisor as is reasonably necessary regarding the tax treatment and tax structure of the Transactions and may disclose to such advisor as if reasonably necessary, the tax treatment and tax structure of the Transactions and all materials (including any tax analysis) that are provided relating to such treatment or structure, in each case in accordance with the Confidentiality Agreement.

 

Section 7.05 Exclusivity. From the date of this Agreement and ending on the earlier of (a) the Closing and (b) the termination of this Agreement, the Company shall not, and shall cause its Representatives not to, directly or indirectly, (i) enter into, solicit, initiate or continue any discussions or negotiations with, or encourage or respond to any inquiries or proposals by, or participate in any negotiations with, or provide any information to, or otherwise cooperate in any way with, any person or other entity or “group” within the meaning of Section 13(d) of the Exchange Act, concerning (A) any sale of assets of the Company equal to 15% or more of the Company’s assets or to which 15% or more of the Company’s revenues or earnings are attributable, (B) the issuance or acquisition of 15% or more of the outstanding capital stock (on an as converted to Company Common Stock basis) or other voting securities representing 15% or more of the combined voting power of the Company or (C) any conversion, consolidation, merger, liquidation, dissolution or similar transaction which, if consummated, would result in any person or other entity or group beneficially owning 15% or more of the combined voting power of the Company, other than with TortoiseCorp and its Representatives (an “Alternative Transaction”), (ii) enter into any agreement regarding, continue or otherwise participate in any discussions regarding, or furnish to any person any information with respect to, or cooperate in any way that would otherwise reasonably be expected to lead to, any Alternative Transaction or (iii) commence, continue or renew any due diligence investigation regarding any Alternative Transaction; provided that the execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement and the Transaction Documents and the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby shall not be deemed a violation of this Section 7.05. The Company shall, and shall cause its affiliates and Representatives to, immediately cease any and all existing discussions or negotiations with any person conducted heretofore with respect to any Alternative Transaction. The Company also agrees that it will promptly request each person (other than the parties hereto and their respective Representatives) that has prior to the date hereof executed a confidentiality agreement in connection with its consideration of acquiring the Company to return or destroy all Confidential Information furnished to such person by or on behalf of it prior to the date hereof. If the Company or any of its Representatives receives any inquiry or proposal with respect to an Alternative Transaction at any time prior to the Closing, then the Company shall promptly (and in no event later than twenty-four (24) hours after the Company become aware of such inquiry or proposal) notify such person in writing that the Company is subject to an exclusivity agreement with respect to the sale of the Company that prohibits them from considering such inquiry or proposal. Without limiting the foregoing, the parties agree that any violation of the restrictions set forth in this Section 7.05 by the Company or its affiliates or Representatives shall be deemed to be a breach of this Section 7.05 by the Company.

 

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Section 7.06 Employee Benefits Matters.

 

(a) The parties shall cooperate to establish an equity incentive award plan that will allow the parties to effectuate the actions set forth in Section 3.01(c)(iv), which may include TortoiseCorp assuming the Company Option Plan or establishing a new equity incentive award compensation. In the event that TortoiseCorp determines to assume the Company Option Plan, TortoiseCorp, Merger Sub and the Company shall cooperate to take all actions necessary for the adoption to take place prior to the Effective Time.

 

(b) The Company shall cause all notices to be timely provided to each optionee under the Company Option Plan as required by the Company Option Plan.

 

(c) TortoiseCorp shall, or shall cause the Surviving Corporation and each of its subsidiaries, as applicable, to provide the employees of the Company who remain employed immediately after the Effective Time (the “Continuing Employees”) credit for purposes of eligibility to participate, vesting and determining the level of benefits, as applicable, under any employee benefit plan, program or arrangement established or maintained by the Surviving Corporation or any of its subsidiaries (excluding any retiree health plans or programs, or defined benefit retirement plans or programs) for service accrued or deemed accrued prior to the Effective Time with the Company; provided, however, that such crediting of service shall not operate to duplicate any benefit or the funding of any such benefit. In addition, subject to the terms of all governing documents, TortoiseCorp shall use reasonable best efforts to (i) cause to be waived any eligibility waiting periods, any evidence of insurability requirements and the application of any pre-existing condition limitations under each of the employee benefit plans established or maintained by the Surviving Corporation or any of its subsidiaries that cover the Continuing Employees or their dependents, and (ii) cause any eligible expenses incurred by any Continuing Employee and his or her covered dependents, during the portion of the plan year in which the Closing occurs, under those health and welfare benefit plans in which such Continuing Employee currently participates to be taken into account under those health and welfare benefit plans in which such Continuing Employee participates subsequent to the Closing Date for purposes of satisfying all deductible, coinsurance, and maximum out-of-pocket requirements applicable to such Continuing Employee and his or her covered dependents for the applicable plan year. Following the Closing, Surviving Corporation will honor all accrued but unused vacation and other paid time off of the Continuing Employees that existed immediately prior to the Closing with respect to the calendar year in which the Closing occurs.

 

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(d) The provisions of this Section 7.06 are solely for the benefit of the parties to the Agreement, and nothing contained in this Agreement, express or implied, shall confer upon any Continuing Employee or legal representative or beneficiary or dependent thereof, or any other person, any rights or remedies of any nature or kind whatsoever under or by reason of this Agreement, whether as a third-party beneficiary or otherwise, including, without limitation, any right to employment or continued employment for any specified period, or level of compensation or benefits. Nothing contained in this Agreement, express or implied, shall constitute an amendment or modification of any employee benefit plan of the Company or shall require the Company, TortoiseCorp, the Surviving Corporation and each of its subsidiaries to continue any Plan or other employee benefit arrangements, or prevent their amendment, modification or termination.

 

Section 7.07 Adoption of Equity Plan. Prior to the effectiveness of the Proxy Statement, TortoiseCorp will adopt a customary equity incentive plan that is reasonably acceptable to the Company.

 

Section 7.08 Directors’ and Officers’ Indemnification.

 

(a) The certificate of incorporation and bylaws of the Surviving Corporation shall contain provisions no less favorable with respect to indemnification, advancement or expense reimbursement than are set forth in the bylaws of the Company, which provisions shall not be amended, repealed or otherwise modified for a period of six years from the Effective Time in any manner that would affect adversely the rights thereunder of individuals who, at or prior to the Effective Time, were directors, officers, employees, fiduciaries or agents of the Company, unless such modification shall be required by applicable Law. From and after the Effective Time, TortoiseCorp agrees that it shall indemnify and hold harmless each present and former director and officer of the Company against any costs or expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees), judgments, fines, losses, claims, damages or liabilities incurred in connection with any claim, action, suit, proceeding or investigation, whether civil, criminal, administrative or investigative, arising out of or pertaining to matters existing or occurring at or prior to the Effective Time, whether asserted or claimed prior to, at or after the Effective Time, to the fullest extent that the Company would have been permitted under applicable Law, the Company Certificate of Incorporation or the bylaws of the Company in effect on the date of this Agreement to indemnify such person (including the advancing of expenses as incurred to the fullest extent permitted under applicable Law).

 

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(b) For a period of six years from the Effective Time, TortoiseCorp shall maintain in effect directors’ and officers’ liability insurance covering those persons who are currently covered by the Company’s directors’ and officers’ liability insurance policy (true, correct and complete copies of which have been heretofore made available to TortoiseCorp or its agents or Representatives in the Virtual Data Room) on terms not less favorable than the terms of such current insurance coverage, except that in no event shall TortoiseCorp be required to pay an annual premium for such insurance in excess of 300% of the aggregate annual premium payable by the Company for such insurance policy for the year ended December 31, 2019 (the “Maximum Annual Premium”); provided, however, that (i) TortoiseCorp may cause coverage to be extended under the current directors’ and officers’ liability insurance by obtaining a six-year “tail” policy containing terms not materially less favorable than the terms of such current insurance coverage with respect to claims existing or occurring at or prior to the Effective Time so long as the aggregate cost for such “tail” policy does not exceed the Maximum Annual Premium and (ii) if any claim is asserted or made within such six-year period, any insurance required to be maintained under this Section 7.08(b) shall be continued in respect of such claim until the final disposition thereof.

 

(c) On the Closing Date, TortoiseCorp shall enter into customary indemnification agreements reasonably satisfactory to each of the Company and TortoiseCorp with the post-Closing directors and officers of TortoiseCorp, which indemnification agreements shall continue to be effective following the Closing.

 

Section 7.09 Notification of Certain Matters. The Company shall give prompt notice to TortoiseCorp, and TortoiseCorp shall give prompt notice to the Company, of any event which a party becomes aware of between the date of this Agreement and the Closing (or the earlier termination of this Agreement in accordance with Article IX), the occurrence, or non-occurrence of which causes or would reasonably be expected to cause any of the conditions set forth in Article VIII to fail.

 

Section 7.10 Further Action; Reasonable Best Efforts.

 

(a) Upon the terms and subject to the conditions of this Agreement, each of the parties hereto shall use its reasonable best efforts to take, or cause to be taken, appropriate action, and to do, or cause to be done, such things as are necessary, proper or advisable under applicable Laws or otherwise, and each shall cooperate with the other, to consummate and make effective the Transactions, including, without limitation, using its reasonable best efforts to obtain all permits, consents, approvals, authorizations, qualifications and orders of, and the expiration or termination of waiting periods by, Governmental Authorities and parties to contracts with the Company as set forth in Section 4.05 necessary for the consummation of the Transactions and to fulfill the conditions to the Merger. In case, at any time after the Effective Time, any further action is necessary or desirable to carry out the purposes of this Agreement, the proper officers and directors of each party shall use their reasonable best efforts to take all such action.

 

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(b) Each of the parties shall keep each other apprised of the status of matters relating to the Transactions, including promptly notifying the other parties of any communication it or any of its affiliates receives from any Governmental Authority relating to the matters that are the subject of this Agreement and permitting the other parties to review in advance, and to the extent practicable consult about, any proposed communication by such party to any Governmental Authority in connection with the Transactions. No party to this Agreement shall agree to participate in any meeting, or video or telephone conference, with any Governmental Authority in respect of any filings, investigation or other inquiry unless it consults with the other parties in advance and, to the extent permitted by such Governmental Authority, gives the other parties the opportunity to attend and participate at such meeting or conference. Subject to the terms of the Confidentiality Agreement, the parties will coordinate and cooperate fully with each other in exchanging such information and providing such assistance as the other parties may reasonably request in connection with the foregoing. Subject to the terms of the Confidentiality Agreement, the parties will provide each other with copies of all material correspondence, filings or communications, including any documents, information and data contained therewith, between them or any of their Representatives, on the one hand, and any Governmental Authority, on the other hand, with respect to this Agreement and the Transactions contemplated hereby. No party shall take or cause to be taken any action before any Governmental Authority that is inconsistent with or intended to delay its action on requests for a consent or the consummation of the Transactions.

 

(c) Notwithstanding the generality of the foregoing, TortoiseCorp shall use its reasonable best efforts to consummate the Private Placement in accordance with the Subscription Agreements, and the Company shall cooperate with TortoiseCorp in such efforts. TortoiseCorp shall not, without the prior written consent of the Company (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld, delayed or conditioned), permit or consent to any amendment, supplement or modification to any Subscription Agreement that would reasonably be expected to cause the condition set forth in Section 8.01(f) to fail.

 

Section 7.11 Public Announcements. The initial press release relating to this Agreement shall be a joint press release the text of which has been agreed to by each of TortoiseCorp and the Company. Thereafter, between the date of this Agreement and the Closing Date (or the earlier termination of this Agreement in accordance with Article IX) unless otherwise prohibited by applicable Law or the requirements of the New York Stock Exchange, each of TortoiseCorp and the Company shall each use its reasonable best efforts to consult with each other before issuing any press release or otherwise making any public statements (including through social media platforms) with respect to this Agreement, the Merger or any of the other Transactions, and shall not issue any such press release or make any such public statement (including through social media platforms) without the prior written consent of the other party. Furthermore, nothing contained in this Section 7.11 shall prevent TortoiseCorp or the Company and/or its respective affiliates from furnishing customary or other reasonable information concerning the Transactions to their investors and prospective investors that is substantively consistent with public statements previously consented to by the other party in accordance with this Section 7.11.

 

Section 7.12 Stock Exchange Listing. TortoiseCorp will use its reasonable best efforts to cause the Per Share Merger Consideration issued in connection with the Transactions to be approved for listing on the New York Stock Exchange at Closing. During the period from the date hereof until the Closing, TortoiseCorp shall use its reasonable best efforts to keep the TortoiseCorp Units, TortoiseCorp Class A Common Stock and TortoiseCorp Warrants listed for trading on the New York Stock Exchange.

 

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Section 7.13 Antitrust.

 

(a) To the extent required under any Laws that are designed to prohibit, restrict or regulate actions having the purpose or effect of monopolization or restraint of trade, including the HSR Act (“Antitrust Laws”), each party hereto agrees to promptly make any required filing or application under Antitrust Laws, as applicable, and no later than ten (10) Business Days after the date of this Agreement, the Company and TortoiseCorp each shall file with the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission a Notification and Report From as required by the HSR Act. The parties hereto agree to supply as promptly as reasonably practicable any additional information and documentary material that may be requested pursuant to Antitrust Laws and to take all other actions necessary, proper or advisable to cause the expiration or termination of the applicable waiting periods or obtain required approvals, as applicable under Antitrust Laws as soon as practicable, including by requesting early termination of the waiting period provided for under the HSR Act.

 

(b) TortoiseCorp and the Company each shall, in connection with its efforts to obtain all requisite approvals and expiration or termination of waiting periods for the Transactions under any Antitrust Law, use its reasonable best efforts to: (i) cooperate in all respects with each other party or its affiliates in connection with any filing or submission and in connection with any investigation or other inquiry, including any proceeding initiated by a private person; (ii) keep the other reasonably informed of any communication received by such party from, or given by such party to, any Governmental Authority and of any communication received or given in connection with any proceeding by a private person, in each case regarding any of the Transactions, and promptly furnish the other with copies of all such written communications; (iii) permit the other to review in advance any written communication to be given by it to, and consult with each other in advance of any meeting or video or telephonic conference with, any Governmental Authority or, in connection with any proceeding by a private person, with any other person, and to the extent permitted by such Governmental Authority or other person, give the other the opportunity to attend and participate in such in person, video or telephonic meetings and conferences; (iv) in the event a party is prohibited from participating in or attending any in person, video or telephonic meetings or conferences, the other shall keep such party promptly and reasonably apprised with respect thereto; and (v) use reasonable best efforts to cooperate in the filing of any memoranda, white papers, filings, correspondence or other written communications explaining or defending the Transactions, articulating any regulatory or competitive argument, and/or responding to requests or objections made by any Governmental Authority; provided that materials required to be provided pursuant to this Section 7.13(b) may be restricted to outside counsel and may be redacted (i) to remove references concerning the valuation of the Company, and (ii) as necessary to comply with contractual arrangements.

 

(c) No party hereto shall take any action that could reasonably be expected to adversely affect or materially delay the approval of any Governmental Authority, or the expiration or termination of any waiting period under Antitrust Laws, including by agreeing to merge with or acquire any other person or acquire a substantial portion of the assets of or equity in any other person. The parties hereto further covenant and agree, with respect to a threatened or pending preliminary or permanent injunction or other order, decree or ruling or statute, rule, regulation or executive order that would adversely affect the ability of the parties to consummate the Transactions, to use reasonable best efforts to prevent or lift the entry, enactment or promulgation thereof, as the case may be.

 

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Section 7.14 Trust Account. As of the Effective Time, the obligations of TortoiseCorp to dissolve or liquidate within a specified time period as contained in TortoiseCorp’s Certificate of Incorporation will be terminated and TortoiseCorp shall have no obligation whatsoever to dissolve and liquidate the assets of TortoiseCorp by reason of the consummation of the Merger or otherwise, and no stockholder of TortoiseCorp shall be entitled to receive any amount from the Trust Account. At least 48 hours prior to the Effective Time, TortoiseCorp shall provide notice to the Trustee in accordance with the Trust Agreement and shall deliver any other documents, opinions or notices required to be delivered to the Trustee pursuant to the Trust Agreement and cause the Trustee prior to the Effective Time to, and the Trustee shall thereupon be obligated to, transfer all funds held in the Trust Account to TortoiseCorp (to be held as available cash on the balance sheet of TortoiseCorp, and to be used (a) to pay the Company’s and TortoiseCorp’s unpaid transaction expenses in connection with this Agreement and the Transactions and (b) thereafter, for working capital and other general corporate purposes of the business following the Closing) and thereafter shall cause the Trust Account and the Trust Agreement to terminate.

 

Section 7.15 Tax Matters.

 

(a) After the Closing each of TortoiseCorp, Merger Sub, the Company and their respective affiliates and Representatives shall (A) file all Tax Returns consistent with the Intended Tax-Free Treatment (including attaching the statement described in Treasury Regulations Section 1.368-3(a) on or with the U.S. federal income Tax Returns of the Company and TortoiseCorp for the taxable year that includes the Merger), and (B) except to the extent otherwise required by a “determination” as such term is used in Section 1313 of the Code, take no Tax position inconsistent with the Intended Tax-Free Treatment (whether in audits, Tax Returns or otherwise).

 

(b) Each of TortoiseCorp, Merger Sub, and the Company and their respective affiliates and Representatives shall cooperate and use its respective reasonable best efforts to cause the Merger to qualify for the Intended Tax-Free Treatment, and not to take any action or fail to take any action, in either case, that could reasonably be expected to prevent or impede the Merger from qualifying for the Intended Tax-Free Treatment. Such cooperation and reasonable best efforts shall include (but not be limited to): (i) taking actions (and not failing to take actions) to cause the Merger to qualify for the Intended Tax-Free Treatment, and not taking actions (or failing to take actions) that could reasonably be expected to prevent or impede the Merger from qualifying for the Intended Tax-Free Treatment (including, if the Company reasonably determines upon advice of its counsel, merging the Company with and into TortoiseCorp, or an entity disregarded as separate from TortoiseCorp for U.S. federal income Tax purposes, promptly after Closing to qualify under IRS Rev. Rul. 2001-46); (ii) a party promptly notifying the other party that such party knows or has reason to believe that the Merger may not qualify for the Intended Tax-Free Treatment (and whether the terms of this Agreement could be reasonably amended in order to facilitate the Merger qualifying for the Intended Tax-Free Treatment); and (iii) in the event either TortoiseCorp or the Company seeks a tax opinion from its respective tax advisor regarding the Intended Tax-Free Treatment, or the SEC requests or requires tax opinions, each party shall execute and deliver customary tax representation letters to the applicable tax advisor in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to such advisor. Notwithstanding anything in this Agreement to the contrary, no party shall be required to undertake any of the following in order to cause the Merger to qualify for the Intended Tax-Free Treatment: (x) modify the Per Share Merger Consideration; or (y) surrender, undermine or alter any of its other economic or legal rights pursuant to this Agreement to an extent that materially and adversely affects the benefits intended to be conferred upon TortoiseCorp and its shareholders, Sponsor and its members, or any Affiliates thereof (as contemplated by this Agreement prior to giving effect to any surrendering, undermining or alteration of such rights).

 

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(c) For U.S. federal income Tax purposes, each of TortoiseCorp, the Company and their respective affiliates intend that this Agreement, including any amendments thereto, be, and is hereby adopted as, the “plan of reorganization” involving the Merger within the meaning of Treasury Regulations Sections 1.368-2(g) and 1.368-3(a).

 

(d) For the avoidance of doubt, and notwithstanding anything to the contrary, each party acknowledges that it (and its respective Representatives and owners): (i) has had a reasonable opportunity to consult with tax advisors of its own choosing regarding this Agreement, the Transactions, and the tax structure of the Transactions, in each case, in accordance with the Confidentiality Agreement; (ii) is aware of the Tax consequences of the Transactions; (iii) is relying solely upon its own Representatives and is not relying upon any other party or its Representatives for tax advice regarding the Transactions; and (iv) other than representations and warranties explicitly provided pursuant to this Agreement (including pursuant to Section 7.15(b)), is not relying upon any representation or warranty from any party in determining the Tax treatment of the Transactions.

 

Section 7.16 Directors. TortoiseCorp shall take all necessary action so that immediately after the Effective Time, the board of directors of TortoiseCorp is comprised of the individuals designated on Exhibit F.

 

Section 7.17 Audited Financial Statements. The Company shall use reasonable best efforts to deliver true and complete copies of the audited balance sheet of the Company as of December 31, 2018 and December 31, 2019, and the related audited statements of operations and cash flows of the Company for such years, each audited in accordance with the auditing standards of the PCAOB (collectively, the “Audited Financial Statements”) not later than 15 days from the date hereof.

 

Article VIII.

 

CONDITIONS TO THE MERGER

 

Section 8.01 Conditions to the Obligations of Each Party. The obligations of the Company, TortoiseCorp and Merger Sub to consummate the Transactions, including the Merger, are subject to the satisfaction or waiver (where permissible) at or prior to the Closing of the following conditions:

 

(a) Written Consent. The Written Consent shall have been delivered to TortoiseCorp.

 

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(b) TortoiseCorp Stockholders’ Approval. The TortoiseCorp Proposals shall have been approved and adopted by the requisite affirmative vote of the stockholders of TortoiseCorp in accordance with the Proxy Statement, the DGCL, the TortoiseCorp Organizational Documents and the rules and regulations of the New York Stock Exchange.

 

(c) No Order. No Governmental Authority shall have enacted, issued, promulgated, enforced or entered any Law, rule, regulation, judgment, decree, executive order or award which is then in effect and has the effect of making the Transactions, including the Merger, illegal or otherwise prohibiting consummation of the Transactions, including the Merger.

 

(d) HSR. All required filings under the HSR Act shall have been completed and any applicable waiting period (and any extension thereof) applicable to the consummation of the Transactions under the HSR Act shall have expired or been terminated.

 

(e) Consents. All consents, approvals and authorizations set forth on Section 8.01(e) of the Company Disclosure Schedule shall have been obtained from and made with all Governmental Authorities.

 

(f) Minimum Cash. As of the Closing, after consummation of the Private Placements and the transactions contemplated by the Forward Purchase Agreement, and after distribution of the Trust Fund pursuant to Section 7.14, deducting all amounts to be paid pursuant to the exercise of Redemption Rights, TortoiseCorp shall have cash on hand equal to or in excess of $235,000,000 (without, for the avoidance of doubt, taking into account any transaction fees, costs and expenses paid or required to be paid in connection with the Transactions, the Private Placements and the Forward Purchase Agreement).

 

(g) Stock Exchange Listing. The shares of TortoiseCorp Class A Common Stock shall be listed on the New York Stock Exchange, or another national securities exchange mutually agreed to by the parties, as of the Closing Date.

 

Section 8.02 Conditions to the Obligations of TortoiseCorp and Merger Sub. The obligations of TortoiseCorp and Merger Sub to consummate the Transactions, including the Merger, are subject to the satisfaction or waiver (where permissible) at or prior to the Closing of the following additional conditions:

 

(a) Representations and Warranties. The representations and warranties of the Company contained in (i) Section 4.01, Section 4.03 (other than clause (a) thereof, which is subject to clause (iii) below), Section 4.04 and Section 4.22 shall each be true and correct in all material respects as of the date hereof and the Effective Time (except, in the case of Section 4.03(c), to the extent of any changes that reflect actions permitted in accordance with Section 6.01 of this Agreement) (except to the extent that any such representation or warranty expressly is made as of an earlier date, in which case such representation and warranty shall be true and correct as of such specified date), (ii) Section 4.08(c) shall be true and correct in all respects as of the date hereof and the Effective Time, (iii) Section 4.03(a) shall be true and correct in all respects as of the date hereof and as of the Effective Time as though made on and as of such date (except to the extent that any such representation or warranty expressly is made as of an earlier date, in which case such representation and warranty shall be true and correct as of such specified date), except where the failure of such representations and warranties to be so true and correct would not, individually or in the aggregate, be reasonably expected to result in more than de minimis additional cost, expense or liability to the Company, TortoiseCorp, Merger Sub or their affiliates and (iv) the other provisions of ARTICLE IV shall be true and correct in all respects (without giving effect to any “materiality,” “Company Material Adverse Effect” or similar qualifiers contained in any such representations and warranties) as of the date hereof and as of the Effective Time as though made on and as of such date (except to the extent that any such representation or warranty expressly is made as of an earlier date, in which case such representation and warranty shall be true and correct as of such earlier date), except where the failures of any such representations and warranties to be so true and correct, individually or in the aggregate, would not reasonably be expected to have a Company Material Adverse Effect.

 

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(b) Agreements and Covenants. The Company shall have performed or complied in all material respects with all agreements and covenants required by this Agreement to be performed or complied with by it on or prior to the Effective Time.

 

(c) Officer Certificate. The Company shall have delivered to TortoiseCorp a certificate, dated the date of the Closing, signed by an officer of the Company, certifying as to the satisfaction of the conditions specified in Section 8.02(a), Section 8.02(b) and Section 8.02(d).

 

(d) Material Adverse Effect. No Company Material Adverse Effect shall have occurred between the date of this Agreement and the Closing Date.

 

(e) Resignation. Other than those persons identified as continuing directors on Exhibit F, all members of the Company Board shall have executed written resignations effective as of the Effective Time.

 

(f) Registration Rights Agreement. All parties to the Registration Rights Agreement (other than TortoiseCorp and the TortoiseCorp stockholders party thereto) shall have delivered, or cause to be delivered, to TortoiseCorp copies of the Registration Rights Agreement duly executed by all such parties.

 

(g) Lock-Up Agreements. All parties to the Lock-Up Agreements shall have delivered, or cause to be delivered, to TortoiseCorp copies of the Lock-Up Agreements duly executed by all such parties.

 

(h) FIRPTA Tax Certificates. At least two (2) days prior to the Closing, the Company shall deliver to TortoiseCorp in a form reasonably acceptable to TortoiseCorp, a properly executed certification that shares of Company Common Stock are not “U.S. real property interests” in accordance with Treasury Regulation Section 1.1445-2(c)(3), together with a notice to the IRS (which shall be filed by TortoiseCorp with the IRS following the Closing) in accordance with the provisions of Section 1.897-2(h)(2) of the Treasury Regulations.

 

(i) TortoiseCorp Net Tangible Assets. TortoiseCorp shall have at least $5,000,001 of net tangible assets following the exercise of Redemption Rights in accordance with the TortoiseCorp Organizational Documents.

 

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(j) The Company shall have delivered to TortoiseCorp the Audited Financial Statements.

 

Section 8.03 Conditions to the Obligations of the Company. The obligations of the Company to consummate the Transactions, including the Merger, are subject to the satisfaction or waiver (where permissible) at or prior to Closing of the following additional conditions:

 

(a) Representations and Warranties. The representations and warranties of TortoiseCorp and Merger Sub contained in (i) Section 5.01, Section 5.03 (other than clause (a) thereof, which is subject to clause (iii) below), Section 5.04 and Section 5.12 shall each be true and correct in all material respects as of as of the date hereof and the Effective Time (except to the extent that any such representation or warranty expressly is made as of an earlier date, in which case such representation and warranty shall be true and correct as of such specified date), (ii) Section 5.08(c) shall be true and correct in all respects as of the date hereof and the Effective Time, (iii) Section 5.03(a) shall be true and correct in all respects as of the date hereof and as of the Effective Time as though made on and as of such date (except to the extent that any such representation or warranty expressly is made as of an earlier date, in which case such representation and warranty shall be true and correct as of such specified date), except where the failure of such representations and warranties to be so true and correct would not, individually or in the aggregate, be reasonably expected to result in more than de minimis additional cost, expense or liability to the Company, TortoiseCorp, Merger Sub or their affiliates and (iv) the other provisions of ARTICLE V shall be true and correct in all respects (without giving effect to any “materiality,” “TortoiseCorp Material Adverse Effect” or similar qualifiers contained in any such representations and warranties) as of the date hereof and as of the Effective Time as though made on and as of such date (except to the extent that any such representation or warranty expressly is made as of an earlier date, in which case such representation and warranty shall be true and correct as of such earlier date), except where the failures of any such representations and warranties to be so true and correct, individually or in the aggregate, would not reasonably be expected to have a TortoiseCorp Material Adverse Effect.

 

(b) Agreements and Covenants. TortoiseCorp and Merger Sub shall have performed or complied in all material respects with all agreements and covenants required by this Agreement to be performed or complied with by it on or prior to the Effective Time.

 

(c) Officer Certificate. TortoiseCorp shall have delivered to the Company a certificate, dated the date of the Closing, signed by the President of TortoiseCorp, certifying as to the satisfaction of the conditions specified in Section 8.03(a), Section 8.03(b) and Section 8.03(d).

 

(d) Material Adverse Effect. No TortoiseCorp Material Adverse Effect shall have occurred between the date of this Agreement and the Closing Date.

 

(e) Registration Rights Agreement. TortoiseCorp shall have delivered a copy of the Registration Rights Agreement duly executed by TortoiseCorp and the TortoiseCorp stockholders party thereto.

 

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(f) Trust Fund. TortoiseCorp shall have made all necessary and appropriate arrangements with the Trustee to have all of the Trust Funds disbursed to TortoiseCorp immediately prior to the Effective Time, and all such funds released from the Trust Account shall be available to TortoiseCorp in respect of all or a portion of the payment obligations set forth in Section 7.14 and the payment of TortoiseCorp’s fees and expenses incurred in connection with this Agreement and the Transactions.

 

Article IX.

 

TERMINATION, AMENDMENT AND WAIVER

 

Section 9.01 Termination. This Agreement may be terminated and the Merger and the other Transactions may be abandoned at any time prior to the Effective Time, notwithstanding any requisite approval and adoption of this Agreement and the Transactions by the stockholders of the Company or TortoiseCorp, as follows:

 

(a) by mutual written consent of TortoiseCorp and the Company; or

 

(b) by either TortoiseCorp or the Company if the Effective Time shall not have occurred prior to the date that is 180 days after the date hereof (the “Outside Date”); provided, however, that this Agreement may not be terminated under this Section 9.01(b) by or on behalf of any party that either directly or indirectly through its affiliates is in breach or violation of any representation, warranty, covenant, agreement or obligation contained herein and such breach or violation is the principal cause of the failure of a condition set forth in Article VIII on or prior to the Outside Date; and provided, further, that in the event that any Law is enacted after the date hereof extending the applicable waiting period under the HSR Act, the Outside Date shall automatically be extended by the length of any such extension; or

 

(c) by either TortoiseCorp or the Company if any Governmental Authority in the United States shall have enacted, issued, promulgated, enforced or entered any injunction, order, decree or ruling (whether temporary, preliminary or permanent) which has become final and nonappealable and has the effect of making consummation of the Transactions, including the Merger, illegal or otherwise preventing or prohibiting consummation of the Transactions, the Merger; or

 

(d) by either TortoiseCorp or the Company if any of the TortoiseCorp Proposals shall fail to receive the requisite vote for approval at the TortoiseCorp Stockholders’ Meeting; or

 

(e) by TortoiseCorp if the Company shall have failed to deliver the Written Consent to TortoiseCorp within two (2) Business Days of execution of this Agreement; or

 

(f) by TortoiseCorp upon a breach of any representation, warranty, covenant or agreement on the part of the Company set forth in this Agreement, or if any representation or warranty of the Company shall have become untrue, in either case such that the conditions set forth in Sections 8.02(a) and 8.02(b) would not be satisfied (“Terminating Company Breach”); provided that TortoiseCorp has not waived such Terminating Company Breach and TortoiseCorp and Merger Sub are not then in material breach of their representations, warranties, covenants or agreements in this Agreement; provided further that, if such Terminating Company Breach is curable by the Company, TortoiseCorp may not terminate this Agreement under this Section 9.01(f) for so long as the Company continues to exercise its reasonable efforts to cure such breach, unless such breach is not cured within thirty (30) days after notice of such breach is provided by TortoiseCorp to the Company; or

 

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(g) by the Company upon a breach of any representation, warranty, covenant or agreement on the part of TortoiseCorp and Merger Sub set forth in this Agreement, or if any representation or warranty of TortoiseCorp and Merger Sub shall have become untrue, in either case such that the conditions set forth in Sections 8.03(a) and 8.03(b) would not be satisfied (“Terminating TortoiseCorp Breach”); provided that the Company has not waived such Terminating TortoiseCorp Breach and the Company are not then in material breach of their representations, warranties, covenants or agreements in this Agreement; provided, however, that, if such Terminating TortoiseCorp Breach is curable by TortoiseCorp and Merger Sub, the Company may not terminate this Agreement under this Section 9.01(g) for so long as TortoiseCorp and Merger Sub continue to exercise their reasonable efforts to cure such breach, unless such breach is not cured within thirty (30) days after notice of such breach is provided by the Company to TortoiseCorp.

 

(h) by TortoiseCorp if the Audited Financial Statements shall not have been delivered to TortoiseCorp by the Company on or before not later than 15 days from the date hereof.

 

Section 9.02 Effect of Termination. In the event of the termination of this Agreement pursuant to Section 9.01, this Agreement shall forthwith become void, and there shall be no liability under this Agreement on the part of any party hereto, except as set forth in this Section 9.02, Article X, and any corresponding definitions set forth in Article I, or in the case of termination subsequent to a willful material breach of this Agreement by a party hereto.

 

Section 9.03 Expenses. Except as set forth in this Section 9.03 or elsewhere in this Agreement, all expenses incurred in connection with this Agreement and the Transactions shall be paid by the party incurring such expenses, whether or not the Merger or any other Transaction is consummated.

 

Section 9.04 Amendment. This Agreement may be amended in writing by the parties hereto at any time prior to the Effective Time. This Agreement may not be amended except by an instrument in writing signed by each of the parties hereto.

 

Section 9.05 Waiver. At any time prior to the Effective Time, (i) TortoiseCorp may (a) extend the time for the performance of any obligation or other act of the Company, (b) waive any inaccuracy in the representations and warranties of the Company contained herein or in any document delivered by the Company pursuant hereto and (c) waive compliance with any agreement of the Company or any condition to its own obligations contained herein and (ii) the Company may (a) extend the time for the performance of any obligation or other act of TortoiseCorp or Merger Sub, (b) waive any inaccuracy in the representations and warranties of TortoiseCorp or Merger Sub contained herein or in any document delivered by TortoiseCorp and/or Merger pursuant hereto and (c) waive compliance with any agreement of TortoiseCorp or Merger Sub or any condition to its own obligations contained herein. Any such extension or waiver shall be valid if set forth in an instrument in writing signed by the party or parties to be bound thereby.

 

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Article X.

 

GENERAL PROVISIONS

 

Section 10.01 Notices. All notices, requests, claims, demands and other communications hereunder shall be in writing and shall be given (and shall be deemed to have been duly given upon receipt) by delivery in person, by email or by registered or certified mail (postage prepaid, return receipt requested) to the respective parties at the following addresses (or at such other address for a party as shall be specified in a notice given in accordance with this Section 10.01):

 

if to TortoiseCorp or Merger Sub:

 

Tortoise Acquisition Corp.
452 Fifth Avenue

14th Floor

New York, NY 10018
Attention: Vincent T. Cubbage; Steven C. Schnitzer
Email: vcubbage@tortoiseadvisors.com; sschnitzer@tortoiseadvisors.com

 

with a copy to:

 

Vinson & Elkins L.L.P.
1114 Avenue of the Americas

32nd Floor

New York, NY 10036
Attention: Brenda Lenahan; Ramey Layne; John Kupiec
Email: blenahan@velaw.com; rlayne@velaw.com; jkupiec@velaw.com

 

if to the Company:

 

Hyliion Inc.
1202 BMC Drive

Cedar Park, TX 78613
Attention: Thomas Healy, Chief Executive Officer
Email: thomas@hyliion.com

 

with a copy to:

 

Cooley LLP

101 California Street

5th Floor

San Francisco, CA 94111
Attention: Dave Peinsipp; Kristin VanderPas; Garth Osterman

Email: depeinsipp@cooley.com; kvanderpas@cooley.com; gosterman@cooley.com

 

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Section 10.02 Nonsurvival of Representations, Warranties and Covenants. None of the representations, warranties, covenants, obligations or other agreements in this Agreement or in any certificate, statement or instrument delivered pursuant to this Agreement, including any rights arising out of any breach of such representations, warranties, covenants, obligations, agreements and other provisions, shall survive the Closing and all such representations, warranties, covenants, obligations or other agreements shall terminate and expire upon the occurrence of the Closing (and there shall be no liability after the Closing in respect thereof), except for (a) those covenants and agreements contained herein that by their terms expressly apply in whole or in part after the Closing and then only with respect to any breaches occurring after the Closing and (b) this Article X and any corresponding definitions set forth in Article I.

 

Section 10.03 Severability. If any term or other provision of this Agreement is invalid, illegal or incapable of being enforced by any rule of law, or public policy, all other conditions and provisions of this Agreement shall nevertheless remain in full force and effect so long as the economic or legal substance of the Transactions is not affected in any manner materially adverse to any party. Upon such determination that any term or other provision is invalid, illegal or incapable of being enforced, the parties hereto shall negotiate in good faith to modify this Agreement so as to effect the original intent of the parties as closely as possible in a mutually acceptable manner in order that the Transactions be consummated as originally contemplated to the fullest extent possible.

 

Section 10.04 Entire Agreement; Assignment. This Agreement and the Ancillary Agreements constitute the entire agreement among the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersede, except as set forth in Section 7.04(b), all prior agreements and undertakings, both written and oral, among the parties, or any of them, with respect to the subject matter hereof, except for the Confidentiality Agreement. This Agreement shall not be assigned (whether pursuant to a merger, by operation of law or otherwise) by any party without the prior express written consent of the other parties hereto.

 

Section 10.05 Parties in Interest. This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure solely to the benefit of each party hereto, and nothing in this Agreement, express or implied, is intended to or shall confer upon any other person any right, benefit or remedy of any nature whatsoever under or by reason of this Agreement, other than Section 7.08 (which is intended to be for the benefit of the persons covered thereby and may be enforced by such persons).

 

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Section 10.06 Governing Law. This Agreement shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Delaware applicable to contracts executed in and to be performed in that State. All legal actions and proceedings arising out of or relating to this Agreement shall be heard and determined exclusively in any Delaware Chancery Court; provided, that if jurisdiction is not then available in the Delaware Chancery Court, then any such legal Action may be brought in any federal court located in the State of Delaware or any other Delaware state court. The parties hereto hereby (a) irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the aforesaid courts for themselves and with respect to their respective properties for the purpose of any Action arising out of or relating to this Agreement brought by any party hereto, and (b) agree not to commence any Action relating thereto except in the courts described above in Delaware, other than Actions in any court of competent jurisdiction to enforce any judgment, decree or award rendered by any such court in Delaware as described herein. Each of the parties further agrees that notice as provided herein shall constitute sufficient service of process and the parties further waive any argument that such service is insufficient. Each of the parties hereby irrevocably and unconditionally waives, and agrees not to assert, by way of motion or as a defense, counterclaim or otherwise, in any Action arising out of or relating to this Agreement or the transactions contemplated hereby, (a) any claim that it is not personally subject to the jurisdiction of the courts in Delaware as described herein for any reason, (b) that it or its property is exempt or immune from jurisdiction of any such court or from any legal process commenced in such courts (whether through service of notice, attachment prior to judgment, attachment in aid of execution of judgment, execution of judgment or otherwise) and (c) that (i) the Action in any such court is brought in an inconvenient forum, (ii) the venue of such Action is improper or (iii) this Agreement, or the subject matter hereof, may not be enforced in or by such courts.

 

Section 10.07 Waiver of Jury Trial. Each of the parties hereto hereby waives to the fullest extent permitted by applicable Law any right it may have to a trial by jury with respect to any litigation directly or indirectly arising out of, under or in connection with this Agreement or the Transactions. Each of the parties hereto (a) certifies that no representative, agent or attorney of any other party has represented, expressly or otherwise, that such other party would not, in the event of litigation, seek to enforce that foregoing waiver and (b) acknowledges that it and the other hereto have been induced to enter into this Agreement and the Transactions, as applicable, by, among other things, the mutual waivers and certifications in this Section 10.07.

 

Section 10.08 Headings. The descriptive headings contained in this Agreement are included for convenience of reference only and shall not affect in any way the meaning or interpretation of this Agreement.

 

Section 10.09 Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed and delivered (including by facsimile or portable document format (pdf) transmission) in one or more counterparts, and by the different parties hereto in separate counterparts, each of which when executed shall be deemed to be an original but all of which taken together shall constitute one and the same agreement.

 

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Section 10.10 Specific Performance.

 

(a) The parties agree that irreparable damage would occur if any provision of this Agreement were not performed in accordance with the terms hereof, and, accordingly, that the parties shall be entitled to an injunction or injunctions to prevent breaches of this Agreement or to enforce specifically the performance of the terms and provisions hereof (including the parties’ obligation to consummate the Merger) in the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware or, if that court does not have jurisdiction, any court of the United States located in the State of Delaware without proof of actual damages or otherwise, in addition to any other remedy to which they are entitled at law or in equity as expressly permitted in this Agreement. Each of the parties hereby further waives (i) any defense in any action for specific performance that a remedy at law would be adequate and (ii) any requirement under any Law to post security or a bond as a prerequisite to obtaining equitable relief.

 

(b) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement, if prior to the Outside Date any party initiates an Action to prevent breaches or threatened breaches of this Agreement and to enforce specifically the terms and provisions of this Agreement, then the Outside Date will be automatically extended by: (A) the amount of time during which such Action is pending plus 20 Business Days; or (B) such other time period established by the court presiding over such Action.

 

Section 10.11 No Recourse. All claims, obligations, liabilities, or causes of action (whether in contract or in tort, in law or in equity, or granted by statute) that may be based upon, in respect of, arise under, out or by reason of, be connected with, or relate in any manner to this Agreement, or the negotiation, execution, or performance of this Agreement (including any representation or warranty made in, in connection with, or as an inducement to, this Agreement), may be made only against (and such representations and warranties are those solely of) the persons that are expressly identified as parties in the preamble to this Agreement (the “Contracting Parties”) except as set forth in this Section 10.11. No person who is not a Contracting Party, including any current, former or future director, officer, employee, incorporator, member, partner, manager, stockholder, affiliate, agent, attorney, Representative or assignee of, and any financial advisor or lender to, any Contracting Party, or any current, former or future director, officer, employee, incorporator, member, partner, manager, stockholder, affiliate, agent, attorney, Representative or assignee of, and any financial advisor or lender to, any of the foregoing (collectively, the “Nonparty Affiliates”), shall have any liability (whether in contract or in tort, in law or in equity, or granted by statute) for any claims, causes of action, obligations, or liabilities arising under, out of, in connection with, or related in any manner to this Agreement or based on, in respect of, or by reason of this Agreement or its negotiation, execution, performance, or breach, except with respect to willful misconduct or common law fraud against the person who committed such willful misconduct or common law fraud, and, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable Law, each Contracting Party hereby waives and releases all such liabilities, claims, causes of action, and obligations against any such Nonparty Affiliates.

 

[Signature Page Follows.]

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, TortoiseCorp, Merger Sub, and the Company have caused this Agreement to be executed as of the date first written above by their respective officers thereunto duly authorized.

 

  TORTOISE ACQUISITION CORP.
     
  By /s/ Vincent T. Cubbage
  Name: Vincent T. Cubbage
  Title: Chief Executive Officer and President
     
  SHLL MERGER SUB INC.
     
  By /s/ Vincent T. Cubbage
  Name: Vincent T. Cubbage
  Title: Chief Executive Officer and President
     
  HYLIION INC.
     
  By /s/ Thomas Healy
  Name: Thomas Healy
  Title: CEO

 

[Signature Page to Business Combination Agreement and Plan of Reorganization]

 

 

 

  

EXHIBIT A

 

Form of Amended and Restated Registration Rights Agreement

 

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AMENDED AND RESTATED REGISTRATION RIGHTS AGREEMENT

 

THIS AMENDED AND RESTATED REGISTRATION RIGHTS AGREEMENT (this “Agreement”), dated as of [___], 2020, is made and entered into by and among Hyliion Holdings Corp., a Delaware corporation f/k/a Tortoise Acquisition Corp. (the “Company”), Tortoise Sponsor LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the “Sponsor”), Tortoise Borrower LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“Tortoise Borrower”), and the undersigned parties listed under Holder on the signature pages hereto (each such party, together with the Sponsor, Tortoise Borrower and any person or entity who hereafter becomes a party to this Agreement pursuant to Section 5.2 of this Agreement, a “Holder” and collectively the “Holders”).

 

RECITALS

 

WHEREAS, on February 27, 2019, the Company, the Sponsor, Atlas Point Energy Infrastructure Fund, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“Atlas Point”), Tortoise Borrower and certain other security holders named therein entered into that certain Registration Rights Agreement (the “Existing Registration Rights Agreement”), pursuant to which the Company granted the Sponsor, Atlas Point, Tortoise Borrower and such other holders named therein certain registration rights with respect to certain securities of the Company;

 

WHEREAS, on June 18, 2020, the Company, SHLL Merger Sub Inc., a Delaware corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of the Company (“Merger Sub”), and Hyliion Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Hyliion”), entered into that certain Business Combination Agreement and Plan of Reorganization, pursuant to which Merger Sub will merge with and into Hyliion on or about the date hereof, with Hyliion surviving the merger as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company (the “Business Combination”);

 

WHEREAS, after the closing of the Business Combination, the Holders will own shares of the Company’s Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Common Stock”), and Tortoise Borrower will own warrants to purchase 6,660,183 shares of Common Stock (the “Private Placement Warrants”); and

 

WHEREAS, the Company and the Holders desire to amend and restate the Existing Registration Rights Agreement, pursuant to which the Company shall grant the Holders certain registration rights with respect to certain securities of the Company, as set forth in this Agreement.

 

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NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the representations, covenants and agreements contained herein, and certain other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the parties hereto, intending to be legally bound, hereby agree as follows:

 

Article 1
DEFINITIONS

 

1.1 Definitions. The terms defined in this Article 1 shall, for all purposes of this Agreement, have the respective meanings set forth below:

 

Adverse Disclosure” shall mean any public disclosure of material non-public information, which disclosure, in the good faith judgment of the Chief Executive Officer or principal financial officer of the Company, after consultation with counsel to the Company, (i) would be required to be made in any Registration Statement or Prospectus in order for the applicable Registration Statement or Prospectus not to contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements contained therein (in the case of any prospectus and any preliminary prospectus, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made) not misleading, (ii) would not be required to be made at such time if the Registration Statement were not being filed and (iii) the Company has a bona fide business purpose for not making such information public.

 

Agreement” shall have the meaning given in the Preamble.

 

Atlas Point” shall have the meaning given in the Recitals hereto.

 

Board” shall mean the board of directors of the Company.

 

Business Combination” shall have the meaning given in the Recitals hereto.

 

Commission” shall mean the Securities and Exchange Commission.

 

Common Stock” shall have the meaning given in the Recitals hereto.

 

Company” shall have the meaning given in the Preamble.

 

Demanding Holder” shall mean, any Initial Holder or group of Initial Holders, that together elects to dispose of Registrable Securities having an aggregate value of at least $25 million, at the time of the Underwritten Demand, under a Registration Statement pursuant to an Underwritten Offering.

 

Effectiveness Period” shall have the meaning given in subsection 3.1.1.

 

Exchange Act” shall mean the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as it may be amended from time to time.

 

Existing Registration Rights Agreement” shall have the meaning given in the Recitals hereto.

 

Form S-3” shall mean Form S-3 or any similar short-form registration statement that may be available at such time.

 

Holder Indemnified Persons” shall have the meaning given in subsection 4.1.1.

 

Holders” shall have the meaning given in the Preamble.

 

Hyliion” shall have the meaning given in the Recitals hereto.

 

Initial Holders” shall mean the Sponsor, Tortoise Borrower, Andrew J. Orekar, Frank M. Semple, Sidney L. Tassin, Vincent T. Cubbage, Stephen Pang, Steven C. Schnitzer, Darrell Brock, Evan Zimmer and Ed Russell.

 

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Maximum Number of Securities” shall have the meaning given in subsection 2.1.4.

 

Merger Sub” shall have the meaning given in the Recitals hereto.

 

Misstatement” shall mean an untrue statement of a material fact or an omission to state a material fact required to be stated in a Registration Statement or Prospectus, or necessary to make the statements in a Registration Statement or Prospectus in the light of the circumstances under which they were made not misleading.

 

Piggyback Registration” shall have the meaning given in subsection 2.2.1.

 

Private Placement Warrants” shall have the meaning given in the Recitals hereto.

 

Prospectus” shall mean the prospectus included in any Registration Statement, as supplemented by any and all prospectus supplements and as amended by any and all post-effective amendments and including all material incorporated by reference in such prospectus.

 

Registrable Security” shall mean (a) the Private Placement Warrants (including any shares of Common Stock issued or issuable upon the exercise of any such Private Placement Warrants), (b) any outstanding share of Common Stock or any other equity security (including the shares of Common Stock issued or issuable upon the exercise of any other equity security) of the Company held by a Holder as of the date of this Agreement, which, for the avoidance of doubt, shall include shares of Common Stock received by a Holder on or after the date hereof as a distribution from the Sponsor in connection with its liquidation and dissolution, (c) any equity securities (including the shares of Common Stock issued or issuable upon the exercise of any such equity security) of the Company issuable upon conversion of any working capital loans in an amount up to $1,500,000 made to the Company by a Holder and (d) any other equity security of the Company issued or issuable with respect to any such share of Common Stock by way of a stock dividend or stock split or in connection with a combination of shares, recapitalization, merger, consolidation or reorganization; provided, however, that, as to any particular Registrable Securities, such securities shall cease to be Registrable Securities when: (A) a Registration Statement with respect to the sale of such securities shall have become effective under the Securities Act and such securities shall have been sold, transferred, disposed of or exchanged in accordance with such Registration Statement; (B) such securities shall have been otherwise transferred, new certificates for such securities not bearing a legend restricting further transfer shall have been delivered by the Company and subsequent public distribution of such securities shall not require registration under the Securities Act; (C) such securities shall have ceased to be outstanding; or (D) such securities may be sold without registration pursuant to Rule 144 promulgated under the Securities Act (or any successor rule promulgated thereafter by the Commission) (but with no volume or other restrictions or limitations).

 

Registration” shall mean a registration effected by preparing and filing a registration statement or similar document in compliance with the requirements of the Securities Act, and the applicable rules and regulations promulgated thereunder, and any such registration statement having become effective by the Commission.

 

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Registration Expenses” shall mean the out-of-pocket expenses of a Registration, including, without limitation, the following:

 

(a) all registration and filing fees (including fees with respect to filings required to be made with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) and any securities exchange on which the Common Stock is then listed;

 

(b) fees and expenses of compliance with securities or blue sky laws (including reasonable fees and disbursements of counsel for the Underwriters in connection with blue sky qualifications of Registrable Securities);

 

(c) printing, messenger, telephone and delivery expenses;

 

(d) reasonable fees and disbursements of counsel for the Company;

 

(e) reasonable fees and disbursements of all independent registered public accountants of the Company incurred specifically in connection with such Registration; and

 

(f) reasonable fees and expenses of one (1) legal counsel selected by the Demanding Holders initiating a Underwritten Demand to be registered for offer and sale in the applicable Registration or Underwritten Offering.

 

Registration Statement” shall mean any registration statement under the Securities Act that covers the Registrable Securities pursuant to the provisions of this Agreement, including the Prospectus included in such registration statement, amendments (including post-effective amendments) and supplements to such registration statement and all exhibits to and all material incorporated by reference in such registration statement.

 

Requesting Holder” shall have the meaning given in subsection 2.1.3.

 

Securities Act” shall mean the Securities Act of 1933, as amended from time to time.

 

Shelf Registration” shall have the meaning given in subsection 2.1.1.

 

Sponsor” shall have the meaning given in the Preamble.

  

Tortoise Borrower” shall have the meaning given in the Preamble.

 

Underwriter” shall mean a securities dealer who purchases any Registrable Securities as principal in an Underwritten Offering and not as part of such dealer’s market-making activities.

 

Underwritten Demand” shall have the meaning given in subsection 2.1.3.

 

Underwritten Offering” shall mean a Registration in which securities of the Company are sold to an Underwriter in a firm commitment underwriting for distribution to the public.

 

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Article 2
REGISTRATIONS

 

2.1 Registration.

 

2.1.1 Shelf Registration. The Company agrees that, within thirty (30) calendar days after the consummation of the Business Combination, the Company will file with the Commission (at the Company’s sole cost and expense) a Registration Statement registering the resale of the Registrable Securities (a “Shelf Registration”). The Company shall use its reasonable best efforts to cause such Registration Statement to become effective by the Commission as soon as reasonably practicable after the initial filing of the Registration Statement in accordance with Section 3.1 of this Agreement.

 

2.1.2 Effective Registration. Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection 2.1.1 above or any other part of this Agreement, a Registration pursuant to a Shelf Registration shall not count as a Registration unless and until (i) the Registration Statement filed with the Commission with respect to a Registration pursuant to a Shelf Registration has become effective by the Commission and (ii) the Company has complied with all of its obligations under this Agreement with respect thereto. Subject to the limitations contained in this Agreement, the Company shall effect any Shelf Registration on such appropriate registration form of the Commission (x) as shall be selected by the Company and (y) as shall permit the resale of the Registrable Securities by the Holders. If at any time a Registration Statement on Form S-3 filed with the Commission pursuant to Section 2.1.1 is effective and a Holder provides written notice to the Company that it intends to effect an offering of all or part of the Registrable Securities included on such Registration Statement, the Company will amend or supplement such Registration Statement as may be necessary in order to enable such offering to take place in accordance with the terms of this Agreement.

 

2.1.3 Underwritten Offering. Subject to the provisions of subsection 2.1.4 and Section 2.3 hereof, any Demanding Holder may make a written demand for an Underwritten Offering pursuant to a Registration Statement filed with the Commission in accordance with Section 2.1.1 (an “Underwritten Demand”). The Company shall, within ten (10) days of the Company’s receipt of the Underwritten Demand, notify, in writing, all other Holders of such demand, and each Holder who thereafter wishes to include all or a portion of such Holder’s Registrable Securities in such Underwritten Offering pursuant to an Underwritten Demand (each such Holder that includes all or a portion of such Holder’s Registrable Securities in such Underwritten Offering, a “Requesting Holder”) shall so notify the Company, in writing, within two (2) days (one (1) day if such offering is an overnight or bought Underwritten Offering) after the receipt by the Holder of the notice from the Company. Upon receipt by the Company of any such written notification from a Requesting Holder(s), such Requesting Holder(s) shall be entitled to have their Registrable Securities included in the Underwritten Offering pursuant to an Underwritten Demand. All such Holders proposing to distribute their Registrable Securities through an Underwritten Offering under this subsection 2.1.3 shall enter into an underwriting agreement in customary form with the Underwriter(s) selected for such Underwritten Offering by the Demanding Holders initiating the Underwritten Offering. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Company is not obligated to effect more than an aggregate of three (3) Underwritten Offerings pursuant to this subsection 2.1.3 and is not obligated to effect an Underwritten Offering pursuant to this subsection 2.1.3 within ninety (90) days after the closing of an Underwritten Offering.

 

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2.1.4 Reduction of Underwritten Offering. If the managing Underwriter or Underwriters in an Underwritten Offering pursuant to a Underwritten Demand, in good faith, advises the Company, the Demanding Holders, the Requesting Holders and other persons or entities holding Common Stock or other equity securities of the Company that the Company is obligated to include pursuant to separate written contractual arrangements with such persons or entities (if any) in writing that the dollar amount or number of Registrable Securities or other equity securities of the Company requested to be included in such Underwritten Offering exceeds the maximum dollar amount or maximum number of equity securities of the Company that can be sold in the Underwritten Offering without adversely affecting the proposed offering price, the timing, the distribution method or the probability of success of such offering (such maximum dollar amount or maximum number of such securities, as applicable, the “Maximum Number of Securities”), then the Company shall include in such Underwritten Offering, as follows: (i) first, the Registrable Securities of the Demanding Holders and the Requesting Holders (if any) (pro rata based on the respective number of Registrable Securities that each Demanding Holder and Requesting Holder (if any) has requested be included in such Underwritten Offering and the aggregate number of Registrable Securities that the Demanding Holders and Requesting Holders have requested be included in such Underwritten Offering (such proportion is referred to herein as “Pro Rata”)) that can be sold without exceeding the Maximum Number of Securities; (ii) second, to the extent that the Maximum Number of Securities has not been reached under the foregoing clause (i), Common Stock or other equity securities of the Company that the Company desires to sell and that can be sold without exceeding the Maximum Number of Securities; and (iii) third, to the extent that the Maximum Number of Securities has not been reached under the foregoing clauses (i) and (ii), Common Stock or other equity securities of the Company held by other persons or entities that the Company is obligated to include pursuant to separate written contractual arrangements with such persons or entities and that can be sold without exceeding the Maximum Number of Securities.

 

2.2 Piggyback Registration.

 

2.2.1 Piggyback Rights. If the Company proposes to (i) file a Registration Statement under the Securities Act with respect to an offering of equity securities of the Company, or securities or other obligations exercisable or exchangeable for, or convertible into equity securities of the Company, for its own account or for the account of stockholders of the Company, other than a Registration Statement (A) filed in connection with any employee stock option or other benefit plan, (B) for an exchange offer or offering of securities solely to the Company’s existing stockholders, (C) for an offering of debt that is convertible into equity securities of the Company or (D) for a dividend reinvestment plan, or (ii) consummate an Underwritten Offering for its own account or for the account of stockholders of the Company, then the Company shall give written notice of such proposed action to all of the Holders as soon as practicable (but in the case of filing a Registration Statement, not less than ten (10) days before the anticipated filing date of such Registration Statement), which notice shall (x) describe the amount and type of securities to be included, the intended method(s) of distribution and the name of the proposed managing Underwriter or Underwriters, if any, and (y) offer to all of the Holders the opportunity to register the sale of such number of Registrable Securities as such Holders may request in writing within (a) five (5) days in the case of filing a Registration Statement and (b) two (2) days in the case of an Underwritten Offering (unless such offering is an overnight or bought Underwritten Offering, then one (1) day), in each case after receipt of such written notice (such Registration a “Piggyback Registration”). The Company shall, in good faith, cause such Registrable Securities to be included in such Piggyback Registration and shall use its best efforts to cause the managing Underwriter or Underwriters of a proposed Underwritten Offering to permit the Registrable Securities requested by the Holders pursuant to this subsection 2.2.1 to be included in a Piggyback Registration on the same terms and conditions as any similar securities of the Company included in such Piggyback Registration and to permit the sale or other disposition of such Registrable Securities in accordance with the intended method(s) of distribution thereof. All such Holders proposing to include Registrable Securities in an Underwritten Offering under this subsection 2.2.1 shall enter into an underwriting agreement in customary form with the Underwriter(s) selected for such Underwritten Offering by the Company.

 

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2.2.2 Reduction of Piggyback Registration. If the managing Underwriter or Underwriters in an Underwritten Offering that is to be a Piggyback Registration, in good faith, advises the Company and the Holders of Registrable Securities participating in the Piggyback Registration in writing that the dollar amount or number of shares of the equity securities of the Company that the Company desires to sell, taken together with (i) the shares of equity securities of the Company, if any, as to which Registration or Underwritten Offering has been demanded pursuant to separate written contractual arrangements with persons or entities other than the Holders of Registrable Securities hereunder, (ii) the Registrable Securities as to which Registration or Underwritten Offering has been requested pursuant to Section 2.2 hereof and (iii) the shares of equity securities of the Company, if any, as to which Registration or Underwritten Offering has been requested pursuant to separate written contractual piggyback registration rights of other stockholders of the Company, exceeds the Maximum Number of Securities, then:

 

(a) If the Registration or Underwritten Offering is undertaken for the Company’s account, the Company shall include in any such Registration or Underwritten Offering (A) first, the Common Stock or other equity securities of the Company that the Company desires to sell, which can be sold without exceeding the Maximum Number of Securities; (B) second, to the extent that the Maximum Number of Securities has not been reached under the foregoing clause (A), the Registrable Securities of Holders exercising their rights to register their Registrable Securities pursuant to subsection 2.2.1 hereof, Pro Rata, which can be sold without exceeding the Maximum Number of Securities; and (C) third, to the extent that the Maximum Number of Securities has not been reached under the foregoing clauses (A) and (B), Common Stock or other equity securities of the Company, if any, as to which Registration or Underwritten Offering has been requested pursuant to written contractual piggyback registration rights of other stockholders of the Company, which can be sold without exceeding the Maximum Number of Securities; or

 

(b) If the Registration or Underwritten Offering is pursuant to a request by persons or entities other than the Holders of Registrable Securities, then the Company shall include in any such Registration or Underwritten Offering (A) first, Common Stock or other equity securities of the Company, if any, of such requesting persons or entities, other than the Holders of Registrable Securities, which can be sold without exceeding the Maximum Number of Securities; (B) second, to the extent that the Maximum Number of Securities has not been reached under the foregoing clause (A), the Registrable Securities of Holders exercising their rights to register their Registrable Securities pursuant to subsection 2.2.1, Pro Rata, which can be sold without exceeding the Maximum Number of Securities; (C) third, to the extent that the Maximum Number of Securities has not been reached under the foregoing clauses (A) and (B), Common Stock or other equity securities of the Company that the Company desires to sell, which can be sold without exceeding the Maximum Number of Securities; and (D) fourth, to the extent that the Maximum Number of Securities has not been reached under the foregoing clauses (A)(B) and (C), Common Stock or other equity securities of the Company for the account of other persons or entities that the Company is obligated to register pursuant to separate written contractual arrangements with such persons or entities, which can be sold without exceeding the Maximum Number of Securities.

 

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2.2.3 Piggyback Registration Withdrawal. Any Holder of Registrable Securities shall have the right to withdraw from a Piggyback Registration for any or no reason whatsoever upon written notification to the Company and the Underwriter or Underwriters (if any) of his, her or its intention to withdraw from such Piggyback Registration prior to the effectiveness of the Registration Statement filed with the Commission with respect to such Piggyback Registration. The Company (whether on its own good faith determination or as the result of a request for withdrawal by persons pursuant to separate written contractual obligations) may withdraw a Registration Statement filed with the Commission in connection with a Piggyback Registration at any time prior to the effectiveness of such Registration Statement. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement, the Company shall be responsible for the Registration Expenses incurred in connection with the Piggyback Registration prior to its withdrawal under this subsection 2.2.3.

 

2.2.4 Unlimited Piggyback Registration Rights. For purposes of clarity, any Registration or Underwritten Offering effected pursuant to Section 2.2 hereof shall not be counted as an Underwritten Offering pursuant to an Underwritten Demand effected under Section 2.1 hereof.

 

2.3 Restrictions on Registration Rights. If (A) the Holders have requested an Underwritten Offering pursuant to an Underwritten Demand and the Company and the Holders are unable to obtain the commitment of underwriters to firmly underwrite the offer; or (B) the Holders have requested an Underwritten Offering pursuant to an Underwritten Demand and in the good faith judgment of the Board such Registration or Underwritten Offering would be seriously detrimental to the Company and the Board concludes as a result that it is essential to defer the filing of such Registration Statement or the undertaking of such Underwritten Offering at such time, then in each case the Company shall furnish to such Holders a certificate signed by the Chairman of the Board stating that in the good faith judgment of the Board it would be seriously detrimental to the Company for such Registration Statement to be filed or to undertake such Underwritten Offering in the near future and that it is therefore essential to defer the filing of such Registration Statement or undertaking of such Underwritten Offering. In such event, the Company shall have the right to defer such filing or offering for a period of not more than thirty (30) days; provided, however, that the Company shall not defer its obligation in this manner more than once in any twelve (12)-month period.

 

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Article 3
COMPANY PROCEDURES

 

3.1 General Procedures. The Company shall use its reasonable best efforts to effect such Registration to permit the sale of such Registrable Securities in accordance with the intended plan of distribution thereof, and pursuant thereto the Company shall, as expeditiously as possible and to the extent applicable:

 

3.1.1 prepare and file with the Commission within thirty (30) days after the consummation of the Business Combination a Registration Statement with respect to such Registrable Securities and use its reasonable best efforts to cause such Registration Statement to become effective and remain effective, including filing a replacement Registration Statement, if necessary, until all Registrable Securities covered by such Registration Statement have been sold or are no longer outstanding (such period, the “Effectiveness Period”);

 

3.1.2 prepare and file with the Commission such amendments and post-effective amendments to the Registration Statement, and such supplements to the Prospectus, as may be reasonably requested by the Demanding Holders or any Underwriter or as may be required by the rules, regulations or instructions applicable to the registration form used by the Company or by the Securities Act or rules and regulations thereunder to keep the Registration Statement effective until all Registrable Securities covered by such Registration Statement are sold in accordance with the intended plan of distribution set forth in such Registration Statement or supplement to the Prospectus or are no longer outstanding;

 

3.1.3 prior to filing a Registration Statement or Prospectus, or any amendment or supplement thereto, furnish without charge to the Underwriters, if any, and the Holders of Registrable Securities included in such Registration or Underwritten Offering, and such Holders’ legal counsel, copies of such Registration Statement as proposed to be filed, each amendment and supplement to such Registration Statement (in each case including all exhibits thereto and documents incorporated by reference therein), the Prospectus (including each preliminary Prospectus) and such other documents as the Underwriters and the Holders of Registrable Securities included in such Registration or the legal counsel for any such Holders may reasonably request in order to facilitate the disposition of the Registrable Securities owned by such Holders; provided, that the Company will not have any obligation to provide any document pursuant to this clause that is available on the Commission’s EDGAR system;

 

3.1.4 prior to any Underwritten Offering of Registrable Securities, use its best efforts to (i) register or qualify the Registrable Securities covered by the Registration Statement under such securities or “blue sky” laws of such jurisdictions in the United States as the Holders of Registrable Securities included in such Registration Statement (in light of their intended plan of distribution) may request and (ii) take such action necessary to cause such Registrable Securities covered by the Registration Statement to be registered with or approved by such other governmental authorities as may be necessary by virtue of the business and operations of the Company and do any and all other acts and things that may be necessary or advisable to enable the Holders of Registrable Securities included in such Registration Statement to consummate the disposition of such Registrable Securities in such jurisdictions; provided, however, that the Company shall not be required to qualify generally to do business in any jurisdiction where it would not otherwise be required to qualify or take any action to which it would be subject to general service of process or taxation in any such jurisdiction where it is not then otherwise so subject;

 

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3.1.5 cause all such Registrable Securities to be listed on each securities exchange or automated quotation system on which similar securities issued by the Company are then listed;

 

3.1.6 provide a transfer agent or warrant agent, as applicable, and registrar for all such Registrable Securities no later than the effective date of such Registration Statement;

 

3.1.7 advise each seller of such Registrable Securities, promptly after it shall receive notice or obtain knowledge thereof, of the issuance of any stop order by the Commission suspending the effectiveness of such Registration Statement or the initiation or threatening of any proceeding for such purpose and promptly use its reasonable best efforts to prevent the issuance of any stop order or to obtain its withdrawal if such stop order should be issued;

 

3.1.8 during the Effectiveness Period, furnish a conformed copy of each filing of any Registration Statement or Prospectus or any amendment or supplement to such Registration Statement or Prospectus or any document that is to be incorporated by reference into such Registration Statement or Prospectus, promptly after such filing of such documents with the Commission to each seller of such Registrable Securities or its counsel; provided, that the Company will not have any obligation to provide any document pursuant to this clause that is available on the Commission’s EDGAR system;

 

3.1.9 notify the Holders at any time when a Prospectus relating to such Registration Statement is required to be delivered under the Securities Act, of the happening of any event as a result of which the Prospectus included in such Registration Statement, as then in effect, includes a Misstatement, and then to correct such Misstatement as set forth in Section 3.4 hereof;

 

3.1.10 permit a representative of the Holders, the Underwriters, if any, and any attorney or accountant retained by such Holders or Underwriter to participate, at each such person’s own expense, in the preparation of the Registration Statement or the Prospectus, and cause the Company’s officers, directors and employees to supply all information reasonably requested by any such representative, Underwriter, attorney or accountant in connection with the Registration; provided, however, that such representatives or Underwriters enter into a confidentiality agreement, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Company, prior to the release or disclosure of any such information;

 

3.1.11 obtain a comfort letter from the Company’s independent registered public accountants in the event of an Underwritten Offering, in customary form and covering such matters of the type customarily covered by comfort letters as the managing Underwriter may reasonably request, and reasonably satisfactory to a majority-in-interest of the participating Holders;

 

3.1.12 on the date the Registrable Securities are delivered for sale pursuant to such Registration, obtain an opinion, dated such date, of counsel representing the Company for the purposes of such Registration, addressed to the placement agent or sales agent, if any, and the Underwriters, if any, covering such legal matters with respect to the Registration in respect of which such opinion is being given as the placement agent, sales agent, or Underwriter may reasonably request and as are customarily included in such opinions and negative assurance letters, and reasonably satisfactory to such placement agent, sales agent or Underwriter;

 

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3.1.13 in the event of any Underwritten Offering, enter into and perform its obligations under an underwriting agreement, in usual and customary form, with the managing Underwriter of such offering;

 

3.1.14 make available to its security holders, as soon as reasonably practicable, an earnings statement covering the period of at least twelve (12) months beginning with the first day of the Company’s first full calendar quarter after the effective date of the Registration Statement which satisfies the provisions of Section 11(a) of the Securities Act and Rule 158 thereunder (or any successor rule promulgated thereafter by the Commission);

 

3.1.15 use its reasonable efforts to make available senior executives of the Company to participate in customary “road show” presentations that may be reasonably requested by the Underwriter in any Underwritten Offering; and

 

3.1.16 otherwise, in good faith, cooperate reasonably with, and take such customary actions as may reasonably be requested by the Holders, in connection with such Registration.

 

3.2 Registration Expenses. The Registration Expenses in respect of all Registrations shall be borne by the Company. It is acknowledged by the Holders that the Holders shall bear all incremental selling expenses relating to the sale of Registrable Securities, such as Underwriters’ commissions and discounts, brokerage fees, Underwriter marketing costs and, other than as set forth in the definition of “Registration Expenses,” all reasonable fees and expenses of any legal counsel representing the Holders.

 

3.3 Requirements for Participation in Underwritten Offerings. No person or entity may participate in any Underwritten Offering for equity securities of the Company pursuant to a Registration initiated by the Company hereunder unless such person or entity (i) agrees to sell such person’s or entity’s securities on the basis provided in any underwriting arrangements approved by the Company and (ii) completes and executes all customary questionnaires, powers of attorney, indemnities, lock-up agreements, underwriting agreements and other customary documents as may be reasonably required under the terms of such underwriting arrangements.

 

3.4 Suspension of Sales; Adverse Disclosure. Upon receipt of written notice from the Company that a Registration Statement or Prospectus contains a Misstatement, each of the Holders shall forthwith discontinue disposition of Registrable Securities until he, she or it has received copies of a supplemented or amended Prospectus correcting the Misstatement (it being understood that the Company hereby covenants to prepare and file such supplement or amendment as soon as practicable after the time of such notice), or until he, she or it is advised in writing by the Company that the use of the Prospectus may be resumed. If the filing, initial effectiveness or continued use of a Registration Statement in respect of any Registration or Underwritten Offering at any time would require the Company to make an Adverse Disclosure or would require the inclusion in such Registration Statement of financial statements that are unavailable to the Company for reasons beyond the Company’s control, the Company may, upon giving prompt written notice of such action to the Holders, delay the filing or initial effectiveness of, or suspend use of, such Registration Statement for the shortest period of time, but in no event more than thirty (30) days, determined in good faith by the Company to be necessary for such purpose. In the event the Company exercises its rights under the preceding sentences in this Section 3.4, the Holders agree to suspend, immediately upon their receipt of the notices referred to in this Section 3.4, their use of the Prospectus relating to any Registration in connection with any sale or offer to sell Registrable Securities. The Company shall immediately notify the Holders of the expiration of any period during which it exercised its rights under this Section 3.4.

 

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3.5 Reporting Obligations. As long as any Holder shall own Registrable Securities, the Company, at all times while it shall be a reporting company under the Exchange Act, covenants to file timely (or obtain extensions in respect thereof and file within the applicable grace period) all reports required to be filed by the Company after the date hereof pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Exchange Act. The Company further covenants that it shall take such further action as any Holder may reasonably request, all to the extent required from time to time to enable such Holder to sell shares of Registrable Securities held by such Holder without registration under the Securities Act within the limitation of the exemptions provided by Rule 144 promulgated under the Securities Act (or any successor rule promulgated thereafter by the Commission), including providing any legal opinions. Upon the request of any Holder, the Company shall deliver to such Holder a written certification of a duly authorized officer as to whether it has complied with such requirements.

 

Article 4
INDEMNIFICATION AND CONTRIBUTION

 

4.1 Indemnification.

 

4.1.1 The Company agrees to indemnify, to the extent permitted by law, each Holder of Registrable Securities, its officers and directors and each person who controls such Holder (within the meaning of the Securities Act) (collectively, the “Holder Indemnified Persons”) against all losses, claims, damages, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and inclusive of all reasonable attorneys’ fees arising out of the enforcement of each such persons’ rights under this Section 4.1) resulting from any untrue or alleged untrue statement of material fact contained in any Registration Statement, Prospectus or preliminary Prospectus or any amendment thereof or supplement thereto or any omission or alleged omission of a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances in which they were made, not misleading, except insofar as the same are caused by or contained in any information furnished in writing to the Company by or on behalf of such Holder Indemnified Person specifically for use therein.

 

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4.1.2 In connection with any Registration Statement in which a Holder of Registrable Securities is participating, such Holder shall furnish to the Company in writing such information and affidavits as the Company reasonably requests for use in connection with any such Registration Statement or Prospectus and, to the extent permitted by law, shall, severally and not jointly, indemnify the Company, its directors and officers and agents and each person who controls the Company (within the meaning of the Securities Act) against any losses, claims, damages, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and inclusive of all reasonable attorneys’ fees arising out of the enforcement of each such persons’ rights under this Section 4.1) resulting from any untrue or alleged untrue statement of material fact contained in any Registration Statement, Prospectus or preliminary Prospectus or any amendment thereof or supplement thereto or any omission or alleged omission of a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances in which they were made, not misleading, but only to the extent that the same are made in reliance on and in conformity with information relating to the Holder so furnished in writing to the Company by or on behalf of such Holder specifically for use therein. In no event shall the liability of any selling Holder hereunder be greater in amount than the net proceeds received by such Holder from the sale of Registrable Securities pursuant to such Registration Statement giving rise to such indemnification obligation.

 

4.1.3 Any person entitled to indemnification herein shall (i) give prompt written notice to the indemnifying party of any claim with respect to which it seeks indemnification (provided that the failure to give prompt notice shall not impair any person’s right to indemnification hereunder to the extent such failure has not materially prejudiced the indemnifying party) and (ii) unless in such indemnified party’s reasonable judgment a conflict of interest between such indemnified and indemnifying parties may exist with respect to such claim or there may be reasonable defenses available to the indemnified party that are different from or additional to those available to the indemnifying party, permit such indemnifying party to assume the defense of such claim with counsel reasonably satisfactory to the indemnified party. If such defense is assumed, the indemnifying party shall not be subject to any liability for any settlement made by the indemnified party without its consent (but such consent shall not be unreasonably withheld). An indemnifying party who is not entitled to, or elects not to, assume the defense of a claim shall not be obligated to pay the fees and expenses of more than one counsel for all parties indemnified by such indemnifying party with respect to such claim, unless in the reasonable judgment of any indemnified party a conflict of interest may exist between such indemnified party and any other of such indemnified parties with respect to such claim. No indemnifying party shall, without the consent of the indemnified party, consent to the entry of any judgment or enter into any settlement which cannot be settled in all respects by the payment of money (and such money is so paid by the indemnifying party pursuant to the terms of such settlement) or which settlement does not include as an unconditional term thereof the giving by the claimant or plaintiff to such indemnified party of a release from all liability in respect to such claim or litigation.

 

4.1.4 The indemnification provided for under this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect regardless of any investigation made by or on behalf of the indemnified party or any officer, director or controlling person of such indemnified party and shall survive the transfer of securities.

 

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4.1.5 If the indemnification provided under Section 4.1 is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be unavailable to an indemnified party in respect of any losses, claims, damages, liabilities and expenses referred to herein, then the indemnifying party, in lieu of indemnifying the indemnified party, shall to the extent permitted by law contribute to the amount paid or payable by the indemnified party as a result of such losses, claims, damages, liabilities and expenses in such proportion as is appropriate to reflect the relative fault of the indemnifying party and the indemnified party, as well as any other relevant equitable considerations. The relative fault of the indemnifying party and indemnified party shall be determined by a court of law by reference to, among other things, whether the untrue or alleged untrue statement of a material fact or the omission or alleged omission to state a material fact relates to information supplied by such indemnifying party or such indemnified party and the indemnifying party’s and indemnified party’s relative intent, knowledge, access to information and opportunity to correct or prevent such action; provided, however, that the liability of any Holder under this subsection 4.1.5 shall be limited to the amount of the net proceeds received by such Holder in such offering giving rise to such liability. The amount paid or payable by a party as a result of the losses or other liabilities referred to above shall be deemed to include, subject to the limitations set forth in subsections 4.1.14.1.2 and 4.1.3 above, any legal or other fees, charges or expenses reasonably incurred by such party in connection with any investigation or proceeding. The parties hereto agree that it would not be just and equitable if contribution pursuant to this subsection 4.1.5 were determined by pro rata allocation or by any other method of allocation, which does not take account of the equitable considerations referred to in this subsection 4.1.5. No person guilty of fraudulent misrepresentation (within the meaning of Section 11(f) of the Securities Act) shall be entitled to contribution pursuant to this subsection 4.1.5 from any person who was not guilty of such fraudulent misrepresentation.

 

Article 5
MISCELLANEOUS

 

5.1 Notices. Any notice or communication under this Agreement must be in writing and given by (i) deposit in the United States mail, addressed to the party to be notified, postage prepaid and registered or certified with return receipt requested, (ii) delivery in person or by courier service providing evidence of delivery or (iii) transmission by hand delivery, telecopy, telegram, facsimile or email. Each notice or communication that is mailed, delivered or transmitted in the manner described above shall be deemed sufficiently given, served, sent, and received, in the case of mailed notices, on the third (3rd) business day following the date on which it is mailed, in the case of notices delivered by courier service, hand delivery, telecopy or telegram, at such time as it is delivered to the addressee (with the delivery receipt or the affidavit of messenger) or at such time as delivery is refused by the addressee upon presentation, and in the case of notices delivered by facsimile or email, at such time as it is successfully transmitted to the addressee. Any notice or communication under this Agreement must be addressed, if to the Company, to: [___], or by email at: [___], if to the Sponsor or Tortoise Borrower, to: 5100 W. 115th Place, Leawood, KS 66211, or by email at: JKruske@tortoiseadvisors.com, and, if to any other Holder, to the address of such Holder as it appears in the applicable register for the Registrable Securities or such other address as may be designated in writing by such Holder (including on the signature pages hereto). Any party may change its address for notice at any time and from time to time by written notice to the other parties hereto, and such change of address shall become effective thirty (30) days after delivery of such notice as provided in this Section 5.1.

 

5.2 Assignment; No Third Party Beneficiaries.

 

5.2.1 This Agreement and the rights, duties and obligations of the Company hereunder may not be assigned or delegated by the Company in whole or in part.

 

5.2.2 This Agreement and the provisions hereof shall be binding upon and shall inure to the benefit of each of the parties and its successors.

 

5.2.3 This Agreement shall not confer any rights or benefits on any persons that are not parties hereto, other than as expressly set forth in this Agreement and Section 5.2 hereof.

 

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5.2.4 No assignment by any party hereto of such party’s rights, duties and obligations hereunder shall be binding upon or obligate the Company unless and until the Company shall have received (i) written notice of such assignment as provided in Section 5.1 hereof and (ii) the written agreement of the assignee, in a form reasonably satisfactory to the Company, to be bound by the terms and provisions of this Agreement (which may be accomplished by an addendum or certificate of joinder to this Agreement). Any transfer or assignment made other than as provided in this Section 5.2 shall be null and void.

 

5.3 Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in multiple counterparts (including facsimile or PDF counterparts), each of which shall be deemed an original, and all of which together shall constitute the same instrument, but only one of which need be produced.

 

5.4 Governing Law; Venue. NOTWITHSTANDING THE PLACE WHERE THIS AGREEMENT MAY BE EXECUTED BY ANY OF THE PARTIES HERETO, THE PARTIES EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK AS APPLIED TO AGREEMENTS AMONG NEW YORK RESIDENTS ENTERED INTO AND TO BE PERFORMED ENTIRELY WITHIN NEW YORK, WITHOUT REGARD TO THE CONFLICT OF LAW PROVISIONS OF SUCH JURISDICTION.

 

5.5 Amendments and Modifications. Upon the written consent of the Company and the Holders of at least a majority in interest of the Registrable Securities at the time in question, compliance with any of the provisions, covenants and conditions set forth in this Agreement may be waived, or any of such provisions, covenants or conditions may be amended or modified; provided, however, that notwithstanding the foregoing, any amendment hereto or waiver hereof that adversely affects one Holder, solely in his, her or its capacity as a holder of the shares of capital stock of the Company, in a manner that is materially different from the other Holders (in such capacity) shall require the consent of the Holder so affected. No course of dealing between any Holder or the Company and any other party hereto or any failure or delay on the part of a Holder or the Company in exercising any rights or remedies under this Agreement shall operate as a waiver of any rights or remedies of any Holder or the Company. No single or partial exercise of any rights or remedies under this Agreement by a party shall operate as a waiver or preclude the exercise of any other rights or remedies hereunder or thereunder by such party.

 

5.6 Other Registration Rights. The Company represents and warrants that no person, other than a Holder of Registrable Securities, has any right to require the Company to register any securities of the Company for sale or to include such securities of the Company in any Registration filed by the Company for the sale of securities for its own account or for the account of any other person. Further, the Company represents and warrants that this Agreement supersedes any other registration rights agreement or agreement with similar terms and conditions and in the event of a conflict between any such agreement or agreements and this Agreement, the terms of this Agreement shall prevail.

 

5.7 Term. This Agreement shall terminate upon the earlier of (i) the tenth (10th) anniversary of the date of this Agreement and (ii) the date as of which the Holders cease to hold any Registrable Securities. The provisions of Article 4 shall survive any termination.

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned have caused this Agreement to be executed as of the date first written above.

  

  COMPANY:
   
  HYLIION HOLDINGS CORP.,
  a Delaware corporation
   
  By:                
  Name:
  Title:
   
  HOLDERS:
   
  TORTOISE SPONSOR LLC,
  a Delaware limited liability company
   
  By:  
  Name:
  Title:
   
  TORTOISE BORROWER LLC,
  a Delaware limited liability company
   
  By:  
  Name:
  Title:
   
   
  Andrew J. Orekar
   
  Address for notice:
   
  4 Dogwood Lane,
  Greenwich, CT 06830
  Attention: Andrew J. Orekar
  Fax:
  Electronic Mail: aorekar@gaslogmlp.com

  

[Signature Page to Amended and Restated Registration Rights Agreement]

  

 

 

  

   
  Frank M. Semple
   
  Address for notice:
   
  [___]
  Attention: Frank M. Semple
  Fax:
  Electronic Mail:
   
   
  Sidney L. Tassin
   
  Address for notice:
   
  4414 Lively Ln.
  Dallas, TX 75220
  Attention: Sidney L. Tassin
  Fax: 214-871-6711
  Electronic Mail: stassin@cartaenergy.com
   
   
  Vincent T. Cubbage
   
  Address for notice:
   
  [___]
  Attention: Vincent T. Cubbage
  Fax: [___]
  Electronic Mail: vcubbage@tortoiseadvisors.com
   
   
  Stephen Pang
   
  Address for notice:
   
  [___]
  Attention: Stephen Pang
  Fax: [___]
  Electronic Mail: spang@tortoiseadvisors.com

  

[Signature Page to Amended and Restated Registration Rights Agreement]

  

 

 

  

   
  Steven C. Schnitzer
   
  Address for notice:
   
  [___]
  Attention: Steven C. Schnitzer
  Fax: [___]
  Electronic Mail: sschnitzer@tortoiseadvisors.com
   
   
  Darrell Brock
   
  Address for notice:
   
  [___]
  Attention: Darrell Brock
  Fax: [___]
  Electronic Mail: dbrock@tortoiseadvisors.com
   
   
  Evan Zimmer
   
  Address for notice:
   
  [___]
  Attention: Evan Zimmer
  Fax: [___]
  Electronic Mail: ezimmer@tortoiseadvisors.com
   
   
  Ed Russell
   
  Address for notice:
   
  [___]
  Attention: Ed Russell
  Fax: [___]
  Electronic Mail: [___]

  

[Signature Page to Amended and Restated Registration Rights Agreement]

 

 

 

  

   
  [Hyliion Affiliates]1
   
  Address for notice:
   
  [___]
  Attention: [___]
  Fax: [___]
  Electronic Mail: [___]

  

 

1 To be signed by Hyliion securityholders that will qualify as “Affiliates” of the Company under Rule 144

 

[Signature Page to Amended and Restated Registration Rights Agreement]

 

 

 

 

EXHIBIT B

 

Form of Lock-Up Agreement

 

B-1

 

 

[___], 2020

 

Hyliion Holdings Corp.

1202 BMC Drive

Cedar Park, TX 78613

 

Re: Lock-Up Agreement1

 

Ladies and Gentlemen:

 

This letter (this “Letter Agreement”) is being delivered to you in accordance with the Business Combination Agreement and Plan of Reorganization (the “BCA”) entered into by and among Hyliion Holdings Corp., a Delaware corporation f/k/a Tortoise Acquisition Corp. (the “Company”), SHLL Merger Sub Inc., a Delaware corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of the Company (“Merger Sub”), and Hyliion Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Hyliion”), pursuant to which, among other things, Merger Sub will be merged with and into Hyliion on or about the date hereof (the “Merger”), with Hyliion surviving the Merger as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company.

 

In order to induce the Company to proceed with the Merger and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the undersigned (the “Securityholder”) hereby agrees with the Company as follows:

 

1. Subject to the exceptions set forth herein, the Securityholder agrees not to, without the prior written consent of the board of directors of the Company, (i) sell, offer to sell, contract or agree to sell, hypothecate, pledge, grant any option to purchase or otherwise dispose of or agree to dispose of, directly or indirectly, or establish or increase a put equivalent position or liquidate or decrease a call equivalent position within the meaning of Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), and the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission promulgated thereunder, any shares of Class A Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share, of the Company (“Class A Common Stock”) held by it immediately after the effective time of the Merger, any shares of Class A Common Stock issuable upon the exercise of options to purchase shares of Class A Common Stock held by it immediately after the effective time of the Merger, or any securities convertible into or exercisable or exchangeable for Class A Common Stock held by it immediately after the effective time of the Merger, (ii) enter into any swap or other arrangement that transfers to another, in whole or in part, any of the economic consequences of ownership of any of such shares of Class A Common Stock or securities convertible into or exercisable or exchangeable for Class A Common Stock, whether any such transaction is to be settled by delivery of such securities, in cash or otherwise or (iii) publicly announce any intention to effect any transaction specified in clause (i) or (ii) (the actions specified in clauses (i)-(iii), collectively, “Transfer”) until 180 days after the closing date of the Merger (the “Lock-up”). [Thereafter, until two (2) years after the closing date of the Merger (the “Extended Lock-Up”), subject to the exceptions set forth herein, the Securityholder agrees not to Transfer more than 10% of the number of shares of Class A Common Stock held by it immediately after the effective time of the Merger, or issuable upon the exercise of options to purchase shares of Class A Common Stock held by it immediately after the effective time of the Merger.]2

 

 

1 To be signed by Thomas Healy, Dana Limited, Sensata Technologies, Inc., Sumitomo Corporation of Americas, Axioma Ventures, LLC, FJ Management Inc., New Era Capital Partners, L.P., CRA Fund II LLC (Berkshire), Colle HLN Associates LLC , Colle Capital Partners, HYL Investors, all current directors of Hyliion and their affiliates (to that extent that they will own Class A common stock after closing) and each of the post-closing officers and directors of the Company (other than Vince Cubbage and Stephen Pang who will remain subject to their IPO lock-up agreement)
2 To be included in Thomas Healy’s agreement.

 

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2. The restrictions set forth in paragraph 1 shall not apply to:

 

(i) in the case of an entity, Transfers to a stockholder, partner, member or affiliate of such entity;

 

(ii) in the case of an individual, Transfers by gift to members of the individual’s immediate family (as defined below) or to a trust, the beneficiary of which is a member of one of the individual’s immediate family, an affiliate of such person or to a charitable organization;

 

(iii) in the case of an individual, Transfers by virtue of laws of descent and distribution upon death of the individual;

 

(iv) in the case of an individual, Transfers pursuant to a qualified domestic relations order;

 

(v) in the case of an entity, Transfers by virtue of the laws of the state of the entity’s organization and the entity’s organizational documents upon dissolution of the entity;

 

(vi) transactions relating to Class A Common Stock or other securities convertible into or exercisable or exchangeable for Class A Common Stock acquired in open market transactions after the effective time of the Merger, provided that no such transaction is required to be, or is, publicly announced (whether on Form 4, Form 5 or otherwise, other than a required filing on Schedule 13F, 13G or 13G/A) during the Lock-Up;

 

(vii) the exercise of any options or warrants to purchase Class A Common Stock (which exercises may be effected on a cashless basis to the extent the instruments representing such options or warrants permit exercises on a cashless basis);

 

(viii) Transfers to the Company to satisfy tax withholding obligations pursuant to the Company’s equity incentive plans or arrangements;

 

(ix) Transfers to the Company pursuant to any contractual arrangement in effect at the effective time of the Merger that provides for the repurchase by the Company or forfeiture of the Securityholder’s Class A Common Stock or other securities convertible into or exercisable or exchangeable for Class A Common Stock in connection with the termination of the Securityholder’s service to the Company;

 

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(x) the entry, by the Securityholder, at any time after the effective time of the Merger, of any trading plan providing for the sale of Class A Common Stock by the Securityholder, which trading plan meets the requirements of Rule 10b5-1(c) under the Exchange Act, provided, however, that such plan does not provide for, or permit, the sale of any Class A Common Stock during the Lock-Up [or more than 10% of the number of shares of Class A Common Stock held by the Securityholder immediately after the effective time of the Merger, or issuable upon the exercise of options to purchase shares of Class A Common Stock held by it immediately after the effective time of the Merger, during the Extended Lock-Up]3 and no public announcement or filing is voluntarily made or required regarding such plan during the Lock-Up;

 

(xi) transactions in the event of completion of a liquidation, merger, stock exchange or other similar transaction which results in all of the Company’s securityholders having the right to exchange their shares of Class A Common Stock for cash, securities or other property; and

 

(xii) transactions to satisfy any U.S. federal, state, or local income tax obligations of the Securityholder (or its direct or indirect owners) arising from a change in the U.S. Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”), or the U.S. Treasury Regulations promulgated thereunder (the “Regulations”) after the date on which the BCA was executed by the parties, and such change prevents the Merger from qualifying as a “reorganization” pursuant to Section 368 of the Code (and the Merger does not qualify for similar tax-free treatment pursuant to any successor or other provision of the Code or Regulations taking into account such changes).

 

provided, however, that (A) in the case of clauses (i) through (v), these permitted transferees must enter into a written agreement, in substantially the form of this Letter Agreement (it being understood that any references to “immediate family” in the agreement executed by such transferee shall expressly refer only to the immediate family of the Securityholder and not to the immediate family of the transferee), agreeing to be bound by these Transfer restrictions. For purposes of this paragraph, “immediate family” shall mean a spouse, domestic partner, child, grandchild or other lineal descendant (including by adoption), father, mother, brother or sister of the undersigned; and “affiliate” shall have the meaning set forth in Rule 405 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

 

3. This Letter Agreement constitutes the entire agreement and understanding of the parties hereto in respect of the subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior understandings, agreements or representations by or among the parties hereto, written or oral, to the extent they relate in any way to the subject matter hereof or the transactions contemplated hereby. This Letter Agreement may not be changed, amended, modified or waived (other than to correct a typographical error) as to any particular provision, except by a written instrument executed by all parties hereto.

 

 

3 To be included in Thomas Healy’s agreement.

 

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4. No party hereto may assign either this Letter Agreement or any of its rights, interests or obligations hereunder without the prior written consent of the other party. Any purported assignment in violation of this paragraph shall be void and ineffectual and shall not operate to transfer or assign any interest or title to the purported assignee. This Letter Agreement shall be binding on the Securityholder and each of its respective successors, heirs and assigns and permitted transferees.

 

5. This Letter Agreement shall be governed by and construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of Delaware, without giving effect to conflicts of law principles that would result in the application of the substantive laws of another jurisdiction. The parties hereto (i) all agree that any action, proceeding, claim or dispute arising out of, or relating in any way to, this Letter Agreement shall be brought and enforced in any Delaware Chancery Court, and irrevocably submit to such jurisdiction and venue, which jurisdiction and venue shall be exclusive and (ii) waive any objection to such exclusive jurisdiction and venue or that such courts represent an inconvenient forum.

 

6. This Letter Agreement shall terminate on the expiration of the Lock-up [and the Extended Lock-Up]4.

 

 

4 To be included in Thomas Healy’s agreement.

 

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  Very truly yours,
   
   
  (Name of Securityholder – Please Print)
   
   
  (Signature)
   
   
  (Name of Signatory if Securityholder is an entity – Please Print)
   
   
  (Title of Signatory if Securityholder is an entity – Please Print)
     
  Address:             
     
     

 

[Signature Page to Lock-Up Agreement]

 

 

 

 

EXHIBIT C

 

Form of Third Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of Surviving Corporation

 

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THIRD AMENDED AND RESTATED

 

CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION

 

OF

 

HYLIION INC.

 

FIRST: The name of the Corporation (the “Corporation”) is

 

Hyliion Inc.

 

SECOND: The registered office of the Corporation in the State of Delaware is located at Corporation Service Company, 251 Little Falls Drive, in the City of Wilmington, County of New Castle, Delaware 19808. The name of its registered agent in the State of Delaware at such address is Corporation Service Company.

 

THIRD: The purpose of the Corporation is to engage, directly or indirectly, in any lawful act or activity for which corporations may be organized under the Delaware General Corporation Law.

 

FOURTH: The total authorized capital stock of the Corporation shall be 5,000 shares of common stock, $0.001 par value per share.

 

FIFTH: The business of the Corporation shall be managed under the direction of the Board of Directors of the Corporation (the “Board of Directors”) except as otherwise provided by law. The number of directors of the Corporation shall be fixed from time to time by, or in the manner provided in, the By-Laws of the Corporation (the “By-Laws”). Election of directors need not be by written ballot unless the By-Laws shall so provide.

 

SIXTH: The Board of Directors may make, alter or repeal the By-Laws except as otherwise provided in the By-Laws adopted by the Corporation’s stockholders.

 

SEVENTH: The liability of the directors for monetary damages shall be eliminated to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law.

 

To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, the Company is authorized to provide indemnification of (and advancement of expenses to) directors, officers and agents of the Company (and any other persons to which applicable law permits the Company to provide indemnification) through Bylaw provisions, agreements with such agents or other persons, vote of stockholders or disinterested directors or otherwise in excess of the indemnification and advancement otherwise permitted by such applicable law. If applicable law is amended after approval by the stockholders of this Article SEVENTH to authorize corporate action further eliminating or limiting the personal liability of directors, then the liability of a director to the Company shall be eliminated or limited to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law as so amended.

 

Any repeal or modification of this Article SEVENTH shall only be prospective and shall not affect the rights or protections or increase the liability of any director under this Article SEVENTH in effect at the time of the allege occurrence of any act or omission to act giving rise to liability or indemnification.

 

EIGHTH: The Corporation reserves the right to amend, alter, change or repeal any provision contained in this Certificate of Incorporation in the manner now or hereafter prescribed by statute, and all rights conferred herein upon the Corporation’s stockholders, directors and officers are granted subject to this reservation.

  

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EXHIBIT D

 

Form of Amended and Restated Bylaws of Surviving Corporation

 

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AMENDED AND RESTATED

 

BY-LAWS

 

OF

 

HYLIION INC.

(the “Corporation”)

 

ARTICLE I

 

STOCKHOLDERS

 

Section 1. Annual Meeting. The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Corporation (the “Stockholders”) shall be held either within or without the State of Delaware, at such place as the board of directors of the Corporation (the “Board of Directors”) may designate in the call or in a waiver of notice thereof, at such date and time as shall be designated from time to time by the Board of Directors, for the purpose of electing directors and for the transaction of such other business as may properly be brought before the meeting. Participation of one or more Stockholders by conference telephone allowing all persons participating in the meeting to hear each other at the same time shall constitute presence at a meeting.

 

Section 2. Special Meetings. Special meetings of the Stockholders may be called by the Board of Directors or by the President, and shall be called by the President or by the Secretary upon the written request of the holders of record of at least fifty percent (50%) of the shares of stock of the Corporation, issued and outstanding and entitled to vote, at such times and at such place either within or without the State of Delaware as may be stated in the call or in a waiver of notice thereof. Participation of one or more Stockholders by telephone conference allowing all persons participating in the meeting to hear each other at the same time shall constitute presence at a meeting.

 

Section 3. Notice of Meetings. Notice of the time, place and purpose of every meeting of Stockholders shall be delivered personally or mailed not less than ten (10) days nor more than sixty (60) days previous thereto to each Stockholder of record entitled to vote, at such Stockholder’s post office address appearing upon the records of the Corporation or at such other address as shall be furnished in writing by him or her to the Corporation for such purpose. Such further notice shall be given as may be required by law or by these by-laws (“By-Laws”). Any meeting may be held without notice if all Stockholders entitled to vote are present in person or by proxy, or if notice is waived in writing, either before or after the meeting, by those not present.

 

Section 4. Quorum. The holders of record of at least a majority of the shares of the stock of the Corporation, issued and outstanding and entitled to vote, present in person or by proxy, shall, except as otherwise provided by law or by these By-Laws, constitute a quorum at all meetings of the Stockholders; if there be no such quorum, the holders of a majority of such shares so present or represented may adjourn the meeting from time to time until a quorum shall have been obtained.

 

Section 5. Organization of Meetings. Meetings of the Stockholders shall be presided over by the Chairman of the Board, if there be one, or if the Chairman of the Board is not present, by the President, or if the President is not present, by a chairman to be chosen at the meeting. The Secretary of the Corporation, or in the Secretary of the Corporation’s absence, an Assistant Secretary, shall act as Secretary of the meeting, if present.

 

Section 6. Voting. At each meeting of Stockholders, except as otherwise provided by statute or the Certificate of Incorporation of the Corporation (the “Certificate of Incorporation”), every holder of record of stock entitled to vote shall be entitled to one vote in person or by proxy for each share of such stock standing in his or her name on the records of the Corporation. Elections of directors shall be determined by a plurality of the votes cast and, except as otherwise provided by statute, the Certificate of Incorporation, or these By-Laws, all other action shall be determined by a majority of the votes cast at such meeting. Each proxy to vote shall be in writing and signed by the Stockholder or by such Stockholder’s duly authorized attorney.

 

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At all elections of directors, the voting shall be by ballot or in such other manner as may be determined by the Stockholders present in person or by proxy entitled to vote at such election. With respect to any other matter presented to the Stockholders for their consideration at a meeting, any Stockholder entitled to vote may, on any question, demand a vote by ballot.

 

A complete list of the Stockholders entitled to vote at each such meeting, arranged in alphabetical order, with the address of each, and the number of shares registered in the name of each Stockholder, shall be prepared by the Secretary and shall be open to the examination of any Stockholder, for any purpose germane to the meeting, during ordinary business hours, for a period of at least ten (10) days prior to the meeting, either at a place within the city where the meeting is to be held, which place shall be specified in the notice of the meeting, or, if not so specified, at the place where the meeting is to be held. The list shall also be produced and kept at the time and place of the meeting during the whole time thereof, and may be inspected by any Stockholder who is present.

 

Section 7. Inspectors of Election. The Board of Directors in advance of any meeting of Stockholders may appoint one or more inspectors of election (“Inspectors of Elections”) to act at the meeting or any adjournment thereof. If Inspectors of Election are not so appointed, the chairman of the meeting may, and on the request of any Stockholder entitled to vote shall, appoint one or more Inspectors of Election. Each Inspector of Election, before entering upon the discharge of his duties, shall take and sign an oath faithfully to execute the duties of an Inspector of Election at such meeting with strict impartiality and according to the best of his or her ability. If appointed, Inspectors of Election shall take charge of the polls and, when the vote is completed, shall make a certificate of the result of the vote taken and of such other facts as may be required by law.

 

Section 8. Action by Consent. Any action required or permitted to be taken at any meeting of Stockholders, including the annual meeting, may be taken without a meeting, without prior notice and without a vote, if, prior to such action, a written consent or consents thereto, setting forth such action, is signed by the holders of record of shares of the stock of the Corporation, issued and outstanding and entitled to vote thereon, having not less than the minimum number of votes that would be necessary to authorize or take such action at a meeting at which all shares entitled to vote thereon were present and voted.

 

ARTICLE II

 

DIRECTORS

 

Section 1. Number, Quorum, Term, Vote Required for Action, Vacancies, Removal. The Board of Directors shall consist of no less than one (1) person. The number of directors shall initially be two (2) and thereafter may be changed by a resolution passed by a majority of the whole Board of Directors or by a vote of the holders of record of at least a majority of the shares of stock of the Corporation, issued and outstanding and entitled to vote.

 

A majority of the members of the Board of Directors (or any committee thereof) (unless the number of directors then in office shall be one, in which case one director) shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business; provided, that if at any meeting of the Board of Directors there shall be less than a quorum present, a majority of those present may adjourn the meeting from time to time until a quorum shall have been obtained. Except as otherwise provided by the Certificate of Incorporation or by these By-Laws, the vote of a majority of the directors present at a meeting at which a quorum is present shall constitute the act of the Board of Directors.

 

Directors shall hold office until the next annual election and until their successors shall have been elected and shall have qualified, unless sooner displaced.

 

Whenever any vacancy shall have occurred in the Board of Directors, by reason of death, resignation, or otherwise, other than removal of a director with or without cause by a vote of the Stockholders, it shall be filled by a majority vote of the remaining directors, though less than a quorum (except as otherwise provided by applicable law), or by the Stockholders, and the person so chosen shall hold office until the next annual election and until a successor is duly elected and has qualified.

 

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Any one or more of the directors of the Corporation may be removed either with or without cause at any time by a vote of the holders of record of at least a majority of the shares of stock of the Corporation, issued and outstanding and entitled to vote, and thereupon the term of the director or directors who shall have been so removed shall forthwith terminate and there shall be a vacancy or vacancies in the Board of Directors, to be filled by a vote of the Stockholders as provided in these By-Laws.

 

Section 2. Meetings, Notice. Meetings of the Board of Directors shall be held at such place either within or without the State of Delaware, as may from time to time be fixed by resolution of the Board of Directors, or as may be specified in the call or in a waiver of notice thereof. Regular meetings of the Board of Directors shall be held at such times as may from time to time be fixed by resolution of the Board of Directors, and special meetings may be held at any time upon the call of one director, the Chairman of the Board, if one be elected, or the President, by oral, telegraphic or written notice, duly served on or sent or mailed to each director not less than two days before such meeting. A meeting of the Board of Directors may be held without notice immediately after the annual meeting of Stockholders at the same place at which such meeting was held. Notice need not be given of regular meetings of the Board of Directors. Any meeting may be held without notice, if all directors are present, or if notice is waived in writing, either before or after the meeting, by those not present. Participation of one or more directors by conference telephone allowing all persons participating in the meeting to hear each other at the same time shall constitute presence at a meeting.

 

Section 3. Committees. The Board of Directors may, in its discretion, by resolution passed by a majority of the whole Board of Directors, designate from among its members one or more committees which shall consist of one or more directors. The Board of Directors may designate one or more directors as alternate members of any such committee, who may replace any absent or disqualified member at any meeting of the committee. Such committees shall have and may exercise such powers as shall be conferred or authorized by the resolution appointing them. A majority of any such committee may determine its action and fix the time and place of its meetings, unless the Board of Directors shall otherwise provide. The Board of Directors shall have power at any time to change the membership of any such committee, to fill vacancies in it, or to dissolve it.

 

Section 4. Action by Consent. Any action required or permitted to be taken at any meeting of the Board of Directors, or of any committee thereof, may be taken without a meeting, if prior to such action a written consent or consents thereto is signed by all members of the Board of Directors, or of such committee as the case may be, and such written consent or consents is filed with the minutes of proceedings of the Board of Directors or committee, as applicable.

 

Section 5. Compensation. The Board of Directors may determine, from time to time, the amount of compensation which shall be paid to its members. The Board of Directors shall also have power, in its discretion, to allow a fixed sum and expenses for attendance at each regular or special meeting of the Board of Directors, or of any committee of the Board of Directors. In addition, the Board of Directors shall also have power, in its discretion, to provide for and pay to directors rendering services to the Corporation not ordinarily rendered by directors, as such, special compensation appropriate to the value of such services, as determined by the Board of Directors from time to time.

 

ARTICLE III

 

OFFICERS

 

Section 1. Titles and Election. The officers of the Corporation, who shall be chosen by the Board of Directors, shall be a President, a Treasurer and a Secretary. The Board of Directors from time to time may elect a Chairman of the Board, one or more Vice Presidents, Assistant Secretaries, Assistant Treasurers and such other officers and agents as it shall deem necessary, and may define their powers and duties. Any number of offices may be held by the same person.

 

Section 2. Terms of Office. Officers shall hold office until their successors are chosen and qualify.

 

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Section 3. Removal. Any officer may be removed, either with or without cause, at any time, by the affirmative vote of a majority of the Board of Directors.

 

Section 4. Resignations. Any officer may resign at any time by giving written notice to the Board of Directors or to the Secretary. Such resignation shall take effect at the time specified therein, and, unless otherwise specified therein, the acceptance of such resignation shall not be necessary to make it effective.

 

Section 5. Vacancies. If the office of any officer or agent becomes vacant by reason of death, resignation, retirement, disqualification, removal from office or otherwise, the Board of Directors may choose a successor, who shall hold office for the unexpired term in respect of which such vacancy occurred.

 

Section 6. Chairman of the Board. The Chairman of the Board of the Board of Directors (the “Chairman of the Board”), if one be elected, shall preside at all meetings of the Board of Directors and of the Stockholders, and the Chairman of the Board shall have and perform such other duties as from time to time may be assigned to the Chairman of the Board by the Board of Directors.

 

Section 7. President. The President of the Corporation (the “President”) shall be the chief executive officer of the Corporation and, in the absence of the Chairman of the Board, shall preside at all meetings of the Board of Directors, and of the Stockholders. The President shall exercise the powers and perform the duties usual to the chief executive officer and, subject to the control of the Board of Directors, shall have general management and control of the affairs and business of the Corporation; the President shall appoint and discharge employees and agents of the Corporation (other than officers elected by the Board of Directors) and fix their compensation; and the President shall see that all orders and resolutions of the Board of Directors are carried into effect. The President shall have the power to execute bonds, mortgages and other contracts, agreements and instruments of the Corporation, and shall do and perform such other duties as from time to time may be assigned to the President by the Board of Directors.

 

Section 8. Vice Presidents. If chosen, the Vice Presidents of the Corporation (the “Vice President”), in the order of their seniority, shall, in the absence or disability of the President, exercise all of the powers and duties of the President. The Vice Presidents shall have the power to execute bonds, notes, mortgages and other contracts, agreements and instruments of the Corporation, and shall do and perform such other duties incident to the office of Vice President and as the Board of Directors, or the President shall direct.

 

Section 9. Secretary. The Secretary of the Corporation (the “Secretary”) shall attend all sessions of the Board of Directors and all meetings of the Stockholders and record all votes and the minutes of proceedings in a book to be kept for that purpose. The Secretary shall give, or cause to be given, notice of all meetings of the Stockholders and of the Board of Directors, and shall perform such other duties as may be prescribed by the Board of Directors. The Secretary shall affix the corporate seal to any instrument requiring it, and when so affixed, it shall be attested by the signature of the Secretary or an Assistant Secretary or the Treasurer or an Assistant Treasurer who may affix the seal to any such instrument in the event of the absence or disability of the Secretary. The Secretary shall have custody of the stock records and all other books, records and papers of the Corporation (other than financial) and shall see that all books, reports, statements, certificates and other documents and records required by law are properly kept and filed.

 

Section 10. Treasurer. The Treasurer of the Corporation (the “Treasurer”) shall have the custody of the corporate funds and securities and shall keep full and accurate accounts of receipts and disbursements in books belonging to the Corporation and shall deposit all moneys, and other valuable effects in the name and to the credit of the Corporation, in such depositories as may be designated by the Board of Directors. The Treasurer shall disburse the funds of the Corporation as may be ordered by the Board of Directors, taking proper vouchers for such disbursements, and shall render to the directors whenever they may require it, an account of all his or her transactions as Treasurer and of the financial condition of the Corporation.

 

Section 11. Duties of Officers may be Delegated. In case of the absence or disability of any officer of the Corporation, or for any other reason that the Board of Directors may deem sufficient, the Board of Directors may delegate, for the time being, the powers or duties, or any of them, of such officer to any other officer, or to any director.

 

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ARTICLE IV

 

INDEMNIFICATION

 

Section 1. Directors and Officers. The Corporation shall indemnify its directors and officers to the fullest extent not prohibited by the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware (“DGCL”) or any other applicable law; provided, however, that the Corporation may modify the extent of such indemnification by individual contracts with its directors and officers; and, provided, further, that the Corporation shall not be required to indemnify any director or officer in connection with any proceeding (or part thereof) initiated by such person unless (i) such indemnification is expressly required to be made by law, (ii) the proceeding was authorized by the Board of Directors of the Corporation, (iii) such indemnification is provided by the Corporation, in its sole discretion, pursuant to the powers vested in the Corporation under the DGCL or any other applicable law or (iv) such indemnification is required to be made under Section 4 of this Article IV.

 

Section 2. Employees and other Agents. The Corporation shall have power to indemnify its employees and other agents as set forth in the DGCL or any other applicable law. The Board of Directors shall have the power to delegate the determination of whether indemnification shall be given to any such person as the Board of Directors shall determine.

 

Section 3. Expenses. The Corporation shall advance to any person who was or is a party or is threatened to be made a party to any threatened, pending or completed action, suit or proceeding, whether civil, criminal, administrative or investigative, by reason of the fact that he is or was a director or officer, of the Corporation, or is or was serving at the request of the Corporation as a director or officer of another corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust or other enterprise, prior to the final disposition of the proceeding, promptly following request therefor, all expenses incurred by any director or officer in connection with such proceeding, provided, however, that if the DGCL requires, an advancement of expenses incurred by a director or officer in his or her capacity as a director or officer (and not in any other capacity in which service was or is rendered by such indemnitee, including, without limitation, service to an employee benefit plan) shall be made only upon delivery to the Corporation of an undertaking (hereinafter an “undertaking”), by or on behalf of such indemnitee, to repay all amounts so advanced if it shall ultimately be determined by final judicial decision from which there is no further right to appeal (hereinafter a “final adjudication”) that such indemnitee is not entitled to be indemnified for such expenses under this Article IV or otherwise. Notwithstanding the foregoing, unless otherwise determined pursuant to Section 5 of this Article IV, no advance shall be made by the Corporation to an officer of the Corporation (except by reason of the fact that such officer is or was a director of the Corporation in which event this sentence shall not apply) in any action, suit or proceeding, whether civil, criminal, administrative or investigative, if a determination is reasonably and promptly made (i) by a majority vote of directors who were not parties to the proceeding, even if not a quorum, or (ii) by a committee of such directors designated by a majority vote of such directors, even though less than a quorum, or (iii) if there are no such directors, or such directors so direct, by independent legal counsel in a written opinion, that the facts known to the decision-making party at the time such determination is made demonstrate clearly and convincingly that such person acted in bad faith or in a manner that such person did not believe to be in or not opposed to the best interests of the Corporation.

 

Section 4. Enforcement. Without the necessity of entering into an express contract, all rights to indemnification and advances to directors and officers under this Article IV shall be deemed to be contractual rights and be effective to the same extent and as if provided for in a contract between the Corporation and the director or officer. Any right to indemnification or advances granted by this Article IV to a director or officer shall be enforceable by or on behalf of the person holding such right in any court of competent jurisdiction if (i) the claim for indemnification or advances is denied, in whole or in part, or (ii) no disposition of such claim is made within ninety (90) days of request therefor. To the extent permitted by law, the claimant in such enforcement action, if successful in whole or in part, shall be entitled to be paid also the expense of prosecuting the claim. In connection with any claim for indemnification, the Corporation shall be entitled to raise as a defense to any such action that the claimant has not met the standards of conduct that make it permissible under the DGCL or any other applicable law for the Corporation to indemnify the claimant for the amount claimed. In connection with any claim by an officer of the Corporation (except in any action, suit or proceeding, whether civil, criminal, administrative or investigative, by reason of the fact that such officer is or was a director of the Corporation) for advances, the Corporation shall be entitled to raise a defense as to any such action clear and convincing evidence that such person acted in bad faith or in a manner that such person did not believe to be in or not opposed to the best interests of the Corporation, or with respect to any criminal action or proceeding that such person acted without reasonable cause to believe that his or her conduct was lawful. Neither the failure of the Corporation (including its Board of Directors, independent legal counsel or its stockholders) to have made a determination prior to the commencement of such action that indemnification of the claimant is proper in the circumstances because he has met the applicable standard of conduct set forth in the DGCL or any other applicable law, nor an actual determination by the Corporation (including its Board of Directors, independent legal counsel or its stockholders) that the claimant has not met such applicable standard of conduct, shall be a defense to the action or create a presumption that claimant has not met the applicable standard of conduct. In any suit brought by a director or officer to enforce a right to indemnification or to an advancement of expenses hereunder, the burden of proving that the director or officer is not entitled to be indemnified, or to such advancement of expenses, under this Article IV or otherwise shall be on the Corporation.

 

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Section 5. Non-Exclusivity of Rights. The rights conferred on any person by this Article IV shall not be exclusive of any other right which such person may have or hereafter acquire under any applicable statute, provision of the Certificate of Incorporation, Bylaws, agreement, vote of stockholders or disinterested directors or otherwise, both as to action in his or her official capacity and as to action in another capacity while holding office. The Corporation is specifically authorized to enter into individual contracts with any or all of its directors, officers, employees or agents respecting indemnification and advances, to the fullest extent not prohibited by the DGCL or any other applicable law.

 

Section 6. Survival of Rights. The rights conferred on any person by this Article IV shall continue as to a person who has ceased to be a director, officer, employee or other agent and shall inure to the benefit of the heirs, executors and administrators of such a person.

 

Section 7. Insurance. To the fullest extent permitted by the DGCL or any other applicable law, the Corporation, upon approval by the Board of Directors, may purchase insurance on behalf of any person required or permitted to be indemnified pursuant to this Article IV.

 

Section 8. Amendments. Any repeal or modification of this Article IV shall only be prospective and shall not affect the rights under this Article IV in effect at the time of the alleged occurrence of any action or omission to act that is the cause of any proceeding against any agent of the Corporation.

 

Section 9. Saving Clause.

If this Article IV or any portion hereof shall be invalidated on any ground by any court of competent jurisdiction, then the Corporation shall nevertheless indemnify each director and officer to the full extent not prohibited by any applicable portion of this Article IV that shall not have been invalidated, or by any other applicable law. If this Article IV shall be invalid due to the application of the indemnification provisions of another jurisdiction, then the Corporation shall indemnify each director and executive officer to the full extent under any other applicable law.

 

Section 10. Certain Definitions.

 

For the purposes of this Article IV, the following definitions shall apply:

 

(1) The term “proceeding” shall be broadly construed and shall include, without limitation, the investigation, preparation, prosecution, defense, settlement, arbitration and appeal of, and the giving of testimony in, any threatened, pending or completed action, suit or proceeding, whether civil, criminal, administrative or investigative.

 

(2) The term “expenses” shall be broadly construed and shall include, without limitation, court costs, attorneys’ fees, witness fees, fines, amounts paid in settlement or judgment and any other costs and expenses of any nature or kind incurred in connection with any proceeding.

 

(3) The term the “corporation” shall include, in addition to the resulting corporation, any constituent corporation (including any constituent of a constituent) absorbed in a consolidation or merger which, if its separate existence had continued, would have had power and authority to indemnify its directors, officers, and employees or agents, so that any person who is or was a director, officer, employee or agent of such constituent corporation, or is or was serving at the request of such constituent corporation as a director, officer, employee or agent of another corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust or other enterprise, shall stand in the same position under the provisions of this Article IV with respect to the resulting or surviving corporation as he would have with respect to such constituent corporation if its separate existence had continued.

 

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(4) References to a “director,” “executive officer,” “officer,” “employee,” or “agent” of the corporation shall include, without limitation, situations where such person is serving at the request of the corporation as, respectively, a director, executive officer, officer, employee, trustee or agent of another corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust or other enterprise.

 

(5) References to “other enterprises” shall include employee benefit plans; references to “fines” shall include any excise taxes assessed on a person with respect to an employee benefit plan; and references to “serving at the request of the corporation” shall include any service as a director, officer, employee or agent of the corporation which imposes duties on, or involves services by, such director, officer, employee, or agent with respect to an employee benefit plan, its participants, or beneficiaries; and a person who acted in good faith and in a manner he reasonably believed to be in the interest of the participants and beneficiaries of an employee benefit plan shall be deemed to have acted in a manner “not opposed to the best interests of the corporation” as referred to in this section.

 

ARTICLE V

 

CAPITAL STOCK

 

Section 1. Certificates. The interest of each Stockholder may be evidenced by certificates for shares of stock in such form as the Board of Directors may from time to time prescribe. The certificates of stock shall be signed by the President or a Vice President and by the Secretary, or the Treasurer, or an Assistant Secretary, or an Assistant Treasurer, sealed with the seal of the Corporation or a facsimile thereof, if any, and countersigned and registered in such manner, if any, as the Board of Directors may by resolution prescribe. Where any such certificate is countersigned by a transfer agent other than the Corporation or its employee, or registered by a registrar other than the Corporation or its employee, the signature of any such officer may be a facsimile signature. In case any officer or officers who shall have signed, or whose facsimile signature or signatures shall have been used on, any such certificate or certificates shall cease to be such officer or officers of the Corporation, whether because of death, resignation or otherwise, before such certificate or certificates shall have been delivered by the Corporation, such certificate or certificates may nevertheless be adopted by the Corporation and be issued and delivered as though the person or persons who signed such certificate or certificates or whose facsimile signature or signatures shall have been used thereon had not ceased to be such officer or officers of the Corporation.

 

Section 2. Transfer. The shares of stock of the Corporation shall be transferred only upon the books of the Corporation by the holder thereof in person or by his or her attorney, upon surrender for cancellation of certificates for the same number of shares, with an assignment and power of transfer endorsed thereon or attached thereto, duly executed, with such proof of the authenticity of the signature as the Corporation or its agents may reasonably require.

 

Section 3. Record Dates. The Board of Directors may fix in advance a date, not less than ten (10) nor more than sixty (60) days preceding the date of any meeting of Stockholders, or the date for the payment of any dividend, or the date for the distribution or allotment of any rights, or the date when any change, conversion or exchange of capital stock shall go into effect, as a record date for the determination of the Stockholders entitled to notice of, and to vote at, any such meeting, or entitled to receive payment of any such dividend, or to receive any distribution or allotment of such rights, or to exercise the rights in respect of any such change, conversion or exchange of capital stock, and in such case only such Stockholders as shall be Stockholders of record on the date so fixed shall be entitled to such notice of, and to vote at, such meeting, or to receive payment of such dividend, or to receive such distribution or allotment or rights or to exercise such rights, as the case may be, notwithstanding any transfer of any stock on the books of the Corporation after any such record date fixed as aforesaid.

 

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Section 4. Lost Certificates. In the event that any certificate of stock is lost, stolen, destroyed or mutilated, the Board of Directors may authorize the issuance of a new certificate of the same tenor and for the same number of shares in lieu thereof. The Board of Directors may in its discretion, before the issuance of such new certificate, require the owner of the lost, stolen, destroyed or mutilated certificate, or the legal representative of the owner to make an affidavit or affirmation setting forth such facts as to the loss, destruction or mutilation as it deems necessary, and to give the Corporation a bond in such reasonable sum as it directs to indemnify the Corporation.

 

ARTICLE VI

 

CHECKS, NOTES, ETC.

 

Section 1. Checks, Notes, Etc. All checks and drafts on the Corporation’s bank accounts and all bills of exchange and promissory notes, and all acceptances, obligations and other instruments for the payment of money, may be signed by any director of the Corporation, the President, any Vice President or the Treasurer and may also be signed by such other officer or officers, agent or agents, as shall be thereunto authorized from time to time by the Board of Directors.

 

ARTICLE VII

 

MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

 

Section 1. Offices. The registered office of the Corporation shall be located at Corporation Service Company, 251 Little Falls Drive, in the City of Wilmington, County of New Castle, Delaware 19808 and Corporation Service Company shall be the registered agent of this Corporation in charge thereof. The Corporation may have other offices either within or without the State of Delaware at such places as shall be determined from time to time by the Board of Directors or the business of the Corporation may require.

 

Section 2. Fiscal Year. The fiscal year of the Corporation shall end on December 31st of each year.

 

Section 3. Corporate Seal. The seal of the Corporation shall be circular in form and contain the name of the Corporation, and the year and state of its incorporation. Such seal may be altered from time to time at the discretion of the Board of Directors.

 

Section 4. Books. There shall be kept at such office of the Corporation as the Board of Directors shall determine, within or without the State of Delaware, correct books and records of account of all its business and transactions, minutes of the proceedings of its Stockholders, Board of Directors and committees, and the stock book, containing the names and addresses of the Stockholders, the number of shares held by them, respectively, and the dates when they respectively became the owners of record thereof, and in which the transfer of stock shall be registered, and such other books and records as the Board of Directors may from time to time determine.

 

Section 5. Voting of Stock. Unless otherwise specifically authorized by the Board of Directors, all stock owned by the Corporation, other than stock of the Corporation, shall be voted, in person or by proxy, by the President or any Vice President of the Corporation on behalf of the Corporation.

 

ARTICLE VIII

 

AMENDMENTS

 

Section 1. Amendments. The vote of the holders of at least a majority of the shares of stock of the Corporation, issued and outstanding and entitled to vote, shall be necessary at any meeting of Stockholders to amend or repeal these By-Laws or to adopt new by-laws. These By-Laws may also be amended or repealed, or new by-laws adopted, at any meeting of the Board of Directors by the vote of at least a majority of the entire Board of Directors; provided that any by-law adopted by the Board of Directors may be amended or repealed by the Stockholders in the manner set forth above.

 

Any proposal to amend or repeal these By-Laws or to adopt new by-laws shall be stated in the notice of the meeting of the Board of Directors or the Stockholders, or in the waiver of notice thereof, as the case may be, unless all of the directors or the holders of record of all of the shares of stock of the Corporation, issued and outstanding and entitled to vote, are present at such meeting.

  

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EXHIBIT E

 

Form of TortoiseCorp Second Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation

 

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Second AMENDED AND RESTATED

CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION

OF

TORTOISE ACQUISITION CORP.

 

Thomas Healy hereby certifies that:

 

ONE: The name of this company is Tortoise Acquisition Corp. and the date of filing the original Certificate of Incorporation of this corporation with the Secretary of State of Delaware was November 7, 2018.

 

TWO: Thomas Healy is the duly elected and acting Chief Executive Officer of Tortoise Acquisition Corp., a Delaware corporation.

 

THREE: The Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of this corporation is hereby amended and restated to read as follows:

 

I.

 

The name of this corporation is Hyliion Holdings Corp. (the “Company”).

 

II.

 

The address of the Company’s registered office in the State of Delaware is Corporation Service Company, 251 Little Falls Drive, in the City of Wilmington, County of New Castle, Delaware 19808. The name of its registered agent at such address is Corporation Service Company.

 

III.

 

The purpose of the Company is to engage in any lawful act or activity for which a corporation may be organized under the Delaware General Corporation Law (“DGCL”).

 

IV.

 

A. The Company is authorized to issue two classes of stock to be designated, respectively, “Common Stock” and “Preferred Stock.” The total number of shares which the Company is authorized to issue is 260,000,000 shares. 250,000,000 shares shall be Common Stock, each having a par value of one-hundredth of one cent ($0.0001). 10,000,000 shares shall be Preferred Stock, each having a par value of one-hundredth of one cent ($0.0001).

 

B. Effective immediately upon the filing and effectiveness of this Second Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation with the Office of the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware (the “Effective Time”), each one share of the Company’s Class A Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Class A Common Stock”), that was issued and outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Time shall automatically be reclassified, redesignated and changed into (a) one validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable share of Common Stock of the Company, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Common Stock”), without any further action by the Company or any stockholder thereof. Each certificate that immediately prior to the Effective Time represented shares of Class A Common Stock (each, a “Prior Certificate”) shall, until surrendered to the Company in exchange for a certificate representing the same number of shares of Common Stock, automatically represent that number of shares of Common Stock into which the shares of Class A Common Stock represented by the Prior Certificate shall have been reclassified and redesignated.

 

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C. The Preferred Stock may be issued from time to time in one or more series. The Board of Directors of the Company (the “Board of Directors”) is hereby expressly authorized to provide for the issue of all or any number of the shares of the Preferred Stock in one or more series, and to fix the number of shares and to determine or alter for each such series, such voting powers, full or limited, or no voting powers, and such designation, preferences, and relative, participating, optional, or other rights and such qualifications, limitations, or restrictions thereof, as shall be stated and expressed in the resolution or resolutions adopted by the Board of Directors providing for the issuance of such shares and as may be permitted by the DGCL. The Board of Directors is also expressly authorized to increase or decrease the number of shares of any series subsequent to the issuance of shares of that series, but not below the number of shares of such series then outstanding. In case the number of shares of any series shall be decreased in accordance with the foregoing sentence, the shares constituting such decrease shall resume the status that they had prior to the adoption of the resolution originally fixing the number of shares of such series. The number of authorized shares of Preferred Stock may be increased or decreased (but not below the number of shares thereof then outstanding) by the affirmative vote of the holders of a majority of the voting power of the stock of the Company entitled to vote thereon, without a separate vote of the holders of the Preferred Stock, or of any series thereof, unless a vote of any such holders is required pursuant to the terms of any certificate of designation filed with respect to any series of Preferred Stock.

 

D. Each outstanding share of Common Stock shall entitle the holder thereof to one vote on each matter properly submitted to the stockholders of the Company for their vote; provided, however, that, except as otherwise required by law, holders of Common Stock shall not be entitled to vote on any amendment to this Second Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (including any certificate of designation filed with respect to any series of Preferred Stock) that relates solely to the terms of one or more outstanding series of Preferred Stock if the holders of such affected series are entitled, either separately or together as a class with the holders of one or more other such series, to vote thereon by law or pursuant to this Second Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (including any certificate of designation filed with respect to any series of Preferred Stock).

 

V.

 

For the management of the business and for the conduct of the affairs of the Company, and in further definition, limitation and regulation of the powers of the Company, of its directors and of its stockholders or any class thereof, as the case may be, it is further provided that:

 

A.

 

1. The management of the business and the conduct of the affairs of the Company shall be vested in the Board of Directors. The number of directors which shall constitute the Board of Directors shall be fixed exclusively by resolutions adopted by a majority of the authorized number of directors constituting the Board of Directors.

 

2. BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

Subject to the rights of the holders of any series of Preferred Stock to elect additional directors under specified circumstances, the directors shall be divided into three classes designated as Class I, Class II and Class III, respectively. The Board of Directors is authorized to assign members of the Board of Directors already in office to such classes at the time the classification becomes effective. At the first annual meeting of stockholders following the initial classification of the Board of Directors, the term of office of the Class I directors shall expire and Class I directors shall be elected for a full term of three years. At the second annual meeting of stockholders following such initial classification, the term of office of the Class II directors shall expire and Class II directors shall be elected for a full term of three years. At the third annual meeting of stockholders following such initial classification, the term of office of the Class III directors shall expire and Class III directors shall be elected for a full term of three years. At each succeeding annual meeting of stockholders, directors shall be elected for a full term of three years to succeed the directors of the class whose terms expire at such annual meeting.

 

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Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this section, each director shall serve until his successor is duly elected and qualified or until his earlier death, resignation or removal. No decrease in the number of directors constituting the Board of Directors shall shorten the term of any incumbent director.

 

3. REMOVAL OF DIRECTORS. Subject to any limitations imposed by applicable law, any individual director or directors may be removed with cause by the affirmative vote of the holders of at least 66 2/3% of the voting power of all then-outstanding shares of capital stock of the Company entitled to vote generally at an election of directors.

 

4. VACANCIES. Subject to any limitations imposed by applicable law and subject to the rights of the holders of any series of Preferred Stock, any vacancies on the Board of Directors resulting from death, resignation, disqualification, removal or other causes and any newly created directorships resulting from any increase in the number of directors, shall, unless the Board of Directors determines by resolution that any such vacancies or newly created directorships shall be filled by the stockholders and except as otherwise provided by applicable law, be filled only by the affirmative vote of a majority of the directors then in office, even though less than a quorum of the Board of Directors, and not by the stockholders. Any director elected in accordance with the preceding sentence shall hold office for the remainder of the full term of the director for which the vacancy was created or occurred and until such director’s successor shall have been elected and qualified.

 

B.

 

1. BYLAW AMENDMENTS. The Board of Directors is expressly empowered to adopt, amend or repeal the Bylaws of the

Company. Any adoption, amendment or repeal of the Bylaws of the Company by the Board of Directors shall require the approval of a majority of the authorized number of directors. The stockholders shall also have power to adopt, amend or repeal the Bylaws of the Company; provided, however, that, in addition to any vote of the holders of any class or series of stock of the Company required by law or by this Second Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation, such action by stockholders shall require the affirmative vote of the holders of at least 66 2/3% of the voting power of all of the then-outstanding shares of the capital stock of the Company entitled to vote generally in the election of directors, voting together as a single class.

 

2. The directors of the Company need not be elected by written ballot unless the Bylaws so provide.

 

3. No action shall be taken by the stockholders of the Company except at an annual or special meeting of stockholders called in accordance with the Bylaws, and no action shall be taken by the stockholders by written consent or electronic transmission.

 

4. Advance notice of stockholder nominations for the election of directors and of business to be brought by stockholders before any meeting of the stockholders of the Company shall be given in the manner provided in the Bylaws of the Company.

 

VI.

 

A. The liability of the directors for monetary damages shall be eliminated to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law.

 

B. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, the Company is authorized to provide indemnification of (and advancement of expenses to) directors, officers and agents of the Company (and any other persons to which applicable law permits the Company to provide indemnification) through Bylaw provisions, agreements with such agents or other persons, vote of stockholders or disinterested directors or otherwise in excess of the indemnification and advancement otherwise permitted by such applicable law. If applicable law is amended after approval by the stockholders of this Article VI to authorize corporate action further eliminating or limiting the personal liability of directors, then the liability of a director to the Company shall be eliminated or limited to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law as so amended.

 

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C. Any repeal or modification of this Article VI shall only be prospective and shall not affect the rights or protections or increase the liability of any director under this Article VI in effect at the time of the alleged occurrence of any act or omission to act giving rise to liability or indemnification.

 

VII.

 

A. Unless the Company consents in writing to the selection of an alternative forum, the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware shall (or, if and only if the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware lacks subject matter jurisdiction, any state court located within the State of Delaware or, if and only if all such state courts lack subject matter jurisdiction, the federal district court for the District of Delaware), to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, be the sole and exclusive forum for the following types of actions or proceedings under Delaware statutory or common law: (A) any derivative action or proceeding brought on behalf of the Company; (B) any action or proceeding (including any class action) asserting a claim of breach of a fiduciary duty owed by any current or former director, officer or other employee of the Company to the Company or the Company’s stockholders; (C) any action or proceeding (including any class action) asserting a claim against the Company or any current or former director, officer or other employee of the Company arising out of or pursuant to any provision of the DGCL, this Second Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation or the Bylaws of the Company (as each may be amended from time to time); (D) any action or proceeding (including any class action) to interpret, apply, enforce or determine the validity of this Second Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation or the Bylaws of the Company (including any right, obligation or remedy thereunder); (E) any action or proceeding as to which the DGCL confers jurisdiction to the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware; or (F) any action asserting a claim against the Company or any director, officer or other employee of the Company governed by the internal affairs doctrine, in all cases to the fullest extent permitted by law and subject to the court’s having personal jurisdiction over the indispensable parties named as defendants. This Article VII shall not apply to suits brought to enforce a duty or liability created by the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or any other claim for which the federal courts have exclusive jurisdiction.

 

B. Unless the Company consents in writing to the selection of an alternative forum, the federal district courts of the United States of America shall be the exclusive forum for the resolution of any complaint asserting a cause of action arising under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

 

C. Any person or entity purchasing, holding, owning or otherwise acquiring any interest in any security of the Company shall be deemed to have notice of and to have consented to the provisions of this Article VII.

 

VIII.

 

A. The Company reserves the right to amend, alter, change or repeal any provision contained in this Second Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation, in the manner now or hereafter prescribed by statute, except as provided in paragraph B. of this Article VIII, and all rights conferred upon the stockholders herein are granted subject to this reservation.

 

 

B. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Second Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation or any provision of law which might otherwise permit a lesser vote or no vote, but in addition to any affirmative vote of the holders of any particular class or series of the Company required by law or by this Second Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation or any certificate of designation filed with respect to a series of Preferred Stock, the affirmative vote of the holders of at least 66 2/3% of the voting power of all of the then-outstanding shares of capital stock of the Company entitled to vote generally in the election of directors, voting together as a single class, shall be required to alter, amend or repeal Articles V, VI, VII and VIII.

 

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FOUR: This Second Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation has been duly approved by the Board of Directors of the Company.

 

FIVE: This Second Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation was approved by the holders of the requisite number of shares of the Company. This Second Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation has been duly adopted in accordance with the provisions of Sections 242 and 245 of the DGCL by the stockholders of the Company.

 

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In Witness Whereof, the undersigned has caused this Second Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation to be signed on this [●] day of [●], 2020.

 

 

TORTOISE ACQUISITION CORP.

 

 

 

 

Thomas Healy

  Chief Executive Officer

   

 

 

      

EXHIBIT F

 

Directors and Officers of the Surviving Corporation and TortoiseCorp

 

Directors

 

1. Edward Olkkola
2. Andrew Card
3. Vincent T. Cubbage
4. Thomas Healy
5. Howard Jenkins
6. Stephen Pang
7. An individual mutually agreed to prior to the Effective Time by Messrs. Cubbage and Healy pursuant to the Stockholders Rights Agreement

 

Officers

 

1. Thomas Healy – Chief Executive Officer
2. Greg Van de Vere – Chief Financial Officer
3. Patrick Sexton – Chief Technology Officer

  

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SCHEDULE A

 

Company Knowledge Parties

 

1. Thomas Healy

 

2. Greg Van de Vere

 

3. Patrick Sexton (with respect to Section 4.13 only)

 

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SCHEDULE B

 

Key Company Stockholders

 

1. Axioma Ventures, LLC
2. Colle Capital Partners I, LP
3. Colle HLN Associates LLC
4. Concord Partners LLC
5. CRA Fund II LLC
6. David Douglas
7. DougCap, LLC
8. Edward Olkkola
9. FJ Management Inc.
10. New Era Capital Partners, L.P.
11. Rotunda Enterprises, LLC
12. Thomas Healy

 

Sch. B-1

 

Exhibit 10.1

 

Execution Version

STOCKHOLDER SUPPORT AGREEMENT

 

STOCKHOLDER SUPPORT AGREEMENT, dated as of June 18, 2020 (this “Agreement”), by and among Tortoise Acquisition Corp., a Delaware corporation (“TortoiseCorp”), and certain of the stockholders of Hyliion Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), whose names appear on the signature pages of this Agreement (each, a “Stockholder” and, collectively, the “Stockholders”), in each case, solely in such Stockholder’s capacity as a Stockholder (and not in any other capacity).

 

WHEREAS, TortoiseCorp, SHLL Merger Sub Inc., a Delaware corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of TortoiseCorp (“Merger Sub”), and the Company propose to enter into, simultaneously herewith, a business combination agreement and plan of reorganization in the form attached hereto as Exhibit B (the “BCA”; terms used but not defined in this Agreement shall have the meanings ascribed to them in the BCA), which provides, among other things, that, upon the terms and subject to the conditions thereof, Merger Sub will be merged with and into the Company (the “Merger”), with the Company surviving the Merger as a wholly owned subsidiary of TortoiseCorp; and

 

WHEREAS, as of the date hereof, each Stockholder owns of record the number of shares of Company Common Stock and Company Preferred Stock as set forth opposite such Stockholder’s name on Exhibit A hereto (all such shares of Company Common Stock and Company Preferred Stock and any shares of Company Common Stock and Company Preferred Stock of which ownership of record or the power to vote is hereafter acquired by the Stockholders prior to the termination of this Agreement being referred to herein as the “Shares”).

 

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the foregoing and of the mutual covenants and agreements contained herein, and intending to be legally bound hereby, the parties hereto hereby agree as follows:

 

1. Agreement to Vote. Each Stockholder, by this Agreement, with respect to its Shares, severally and not jointly, (unless this Agreement shall have been terminated in accordance with Section 5) hereby agrees to vote, at any meeting of the stockholders of the Company, and in any action by written consent of the stockholders of the Company (which written consent shall be delivered promptly, and in any event within twenty four (24) hours, after the Company requests such delivery), all of such Stockholder’s Shares held by such Stockholder at such time (a) in favor of the approval and adoption of the BCA and approval of the Merger and all other transactions contemplated by the BCA (including but not limited to approval of the conversion of all Company Preferred Stock into Company Common Stock subject to and effective immediately prior to the Closing under the BCA) and (b) against any action, agreement or transaction or proposal that would result in a breach of any covenant, representation or warranty or any other obligation or agreement of the Company under the BCA or that would reasonably be expected to result in the failure of the Merger from being consummated. Each Stockholder acknowledges receipt and review of a copy of the BCA.

 

 

 

 

2. Transfer of Shares. Unless this Agreement shall have been terminated in accordance with Section 5, each Stockholder, severally and not jointly, agrees that it shall not (a) sell, assign, transfer (including by operation of law), pledge, dispose of, permit to exist any material lien with respect to, or otherwise encumber any of the Shares or otherwise agree to do any of the foregoing, except for a sale, assignment or transfer pursuant to the BCA or to another stockholder of the Company that is a party to this Agreement and bound by the terms and obligations hereof, (b) deposit any Shares into a voting trust or enter into a voting agreement or arrangement or grant any proxy or power of attorney with respect thereto that is inconsistent with this Agreement or (c) enter into any contract, option or other arrangement or undertaking with respect to the direct or indirect acquisition or sale, assignment, transfer (including by operation of law) or other disposition of any Shares; provided, that the foregoing shall not prohibit the transfer of the Shares to (i) if Stockholder is an individual (A) to any member of such Stockholder’s immediate family, or to a trust for the benefit of Stockholder or any member of Stockholder’s immediate family, the sole trustees of which are such Stockholder or any member of such Stockholder’s immediate family or (B) by will, other testamentary document or under the laws of intestacy upon the death of Stockholder; or (ii) if Stockholder is an entity, a partner, member, or affiliate of Stockholder, but only if, in the case of clause (i) and (ii), such transferee shall execute this Agreement or a joinder agreeing to become a party to this Agreement.

 

3. Exclusivity. Unless this Agreement shall have been terminated in accordance with Section 5, each Stockholder, severally and not jointly, agrees not to, and shall cause its Representatives not to, directly or indirectly, solicit, initiate or continue any discussions or negotiations with, or encourage or respond to any inquiries or proposals by, or participate in any negotiations with, or provide any information to, or otherwise cooperate in any way with any person or other entity or “group” within the meaning of Section 13(d) of the Exchange Act, concerning an Alternative Transaction. Each Stockholder shall, and shall direct its Representatives to, immediately cease any and all existing discussions or negotiations with any person conducted heretofore with respect to any Alternative Transaction (other than the transactions contemplated by the BCA) to the extent required by the BCA. If any Stockholder receives any inquiry or proposal with respect to an Alternative Transaction at any time prior to the termination of this Agreement in accordance with Section 5, then such Stockholder shall promptly (and in no event later than twenty-four (24) hours after such Stockholder become aware of such inquiry or proposal) notify such person in writing that the Company is subject to an exclusivity agreement with respect to the sale of the Company that prohibits them from considering such inquiry or proposal.

 

4. Representations and Warranties. Each Stockholder, severally and not jointly, represents and warrants to TortoiseCorp as follows:

 

(a) The execution, delivery and performance by such Stockholder of this Agreement and the consummation by such Stockholder of the transactions contemplated hereby do not and will not (i) conflict with or violate any United States or non-United States statute, law, ordinance, regulation, rule, code, executive order, injunction, judgment, decree or other order applicable to such Stockholder, (ii) require any consent, approval or authorization of, declaration, filing or registration with, or notice to, any person or entity, (iii) result in the creation of any encumbrance on any Shares (other than under this Agreement, the BCA and the agreements contemplated by the BCA) or (iv) conflict with or result in a breach of or constitute a default under any provision of such Stockholder’s governing documents or any agreement (including any voting agreement) to which such Stockholder is a party.

 

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(b) As of the date of this Agreement, such Stockholder owns exclusively of record and has good and valid title to the Shares set forth opposite the Stockholder’s name on Exhibit A free and clear of any security interest, lien, claim, pledge, proxy, option, right of first refusal, agreement, voting restriction, limitation on disposition, charge, adverse claim of ownership or use or other encumbrance of any kind, other than pursuant to (i) this Agreement, (ii) applicable securities laws, and (iii) the Company’s Certificate of Incorporation and bylaws, or that certain Amended and Restated Right of First Refusal and Co-Sale Agreement, dated as of August 29, 2017, by and among the Company and the persons named therein, and as of the date of this Agreement, such Stockholder has the sole power (as currently in effect) to vote in accordance with this Agreement and right, power and authority to sell, transfer and deliver such Shares, and such Stockholder does not own, directly or indirectly, any other Shares.

 

(c) Such Stockholder has the power, authority and capacity to execute, deliver and perform this Agreement and this Agreement has been duly authorized, executed and delivered by such Stockholder.

 

5. Termination. This Agreement and the obligations of the Stockholders under this Agreement shall automatically terminate upon the earliest of (a) the Effective Time; (b) the termination of the BCA in accordance with its terms and (c) the effective date of a written agreement of the parties hereto terminating this Agreement. Upon termination of this Agreement, neither party shall have any further obligations or liabilities under this Agreement; provided that nothing in this Section 5 shall relieve any party of liability for any willful material breach of this Agreement occurring prior to termination. The representations and warranties contained in this Agreement and in any certificate or other writing delivered pursuant hereto shall not survive the Closing or the termination of this Agreement.

 

6. Miscellaneous.

 

(a) Except as otherwise provided herein, all costs and expenses incurred in connection with this Agreement and the transactions contemplated hereby shall be paid by the party incurring such costs and expenses, whether or not the transactions contemplated hereby are consummated.

 

(b) All notices, requests, claims, demands and other communications hereunder shall be in writing and shall be given (and shall be deemed to have been duly given upon receipt) by delivery in person, by e-mail or by registered or certified mail (postage prepaid, return receipt requested) to the respective parties at the following addresses or e-mail addresses (or at such other address or email address for a party as shall be specified in a notice given in accordance with this Section 6(b)):

 

If to TortoiseCorp, to it at:

 

Tortoise Acquisition Corp.

452 Fifth Avenue

14th Floor

New York, NY 10018

Attention: Vincent T. Cubbage; Steven C. Schnitzer

Email: vcubbage@tortoiseadvisors.com; sschnitzer@tortoiseadvisors.com

 

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with a copy to:

 

Vinson & Elkins L.L.P.

1114 Avenue of the Americas

32nd Floor

New York, NY 10036

Attention: Brenda Lenahan; Ramey Layne; John Kupiec

Email: blenahan@velaw.com; rlayne@velaw.com; jkupiec@velaw.com

 

If to a Stockholder, to the address or email address set forth for Stockholder on the signature page hereof.

 

(c) If any term or other provision of this Agreement is invalid, illegal or incapable of being enforced by any rule of law, or public policy, all other conditions and provisions of this Agreement shall nevertheless remain in full force and effect so long as the economic or legal substance of the transactions contemplated hereby is not affected in any manner materially adverse to any party. Upon such determination that any term or other provision is invalid, illegal or incapable of being enforced, the parties hereto shall negotiate in good faith to modify this Agreement so as to effect the original intent of the parties as closely as possible in a mutually acceptable manner in order that the transactions contemplated hereby be consummated as originally contemplated to the fullest extent possible.

 

(d) This Agreement and any other Ancillary Agreement to which the Stockholder is a party constitute the entire agreement among the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior agreements and undertakings, both written and oral, among the parties, or any of them, with respect to the subject matter hereof. This Agreement shall not be assigned (whether pursuant to a merger, by operation of law or otherwise), by any party without the prior express written consent of the other parties hereto.

 

(e) Except as set forth below, this Agreement shall be binding upon and inure solely to the benefit of each party hereto (and TortoiseCorp’s permitted assigns), and nothing in this Agreement, express or implied, is intended to or shall confer upon any other person any right, benefit or remedy of any nature whatsoever under or by reason of this Agreement. No Stockholder shall be liable for the breach by any other Stockholder of this Agreement.

 

(f) The parties hereto agree that irreparable damage would occur in the event any provision of this Agreement was not performed in accordance with the terms hereof and that the parties shall be entitled to specific performance of the terms hereof, in addition to any other remedy at law or in equity.

 

(g) This Agreement shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Delaware applicable to contracts executed in and to be performed in that State. All Actions arising out of or relating to this Agreement shall be heard and determined exclusively in any Delaware Chancery Court. The parties hereto hereby (i) submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Delaware Chancery Court for the purpose of any Action arising out of or relating to this Agreement brought by any party hereto, and (ii) irrevocably waive, and agree not to assert by way of motion, defense, or otherwise, in any such Action, any claim that it is not subject personally to the jurisdiction of the above-named courts, that its property is exempt or immune from attachment or execution, that the Action is brought in an inconvenient forum, that the venue of the Action is improper, or that this Agreement or the transactions contemplated hereunder may not be enforced in or by any of the above-named courts.

 

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(h) This Agreement may be executed and delivered (including by facsimile or portable document format (pdf) transmission) in counterparts, and by the different parties hereto in separate counterparts, each of which when executed shall be deemed to be an original but all of which taken together shall constitute one and the same agreement.

 

(i) At the request of TortoiseCorp, in the case of any Stockholder, or at the request of the Stockholders, in the case of TortoiseCorp, and without further consideration, each party shall execute and deliver or cause to be executed and delivered such additional documents and instruments and take such further action as may be reasonably necessary to consummate the transactions contemplated by this Agreement.

 

(j) This Agreement shall not be effective or binding upon any Stockholder until after such time as the BCA is executed and delivered by the Company, TortoiseCorp and Merger Sub.

 

(k) Each of the parties hereto hereby waives to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law any right it may have to a trial by jury with respect to any litigation directly or indirectly arising out of, under or in connection with this Agreement. Each of the parties hereto (i) certifies that no representative, agent or attorney of any other party has represented, expressly or otherwise, that such other party would not, in the event of litigation, seek to enforce that foregoing waiver and (ii) acknowledges that it and the other parties hereto have been induced to enter into this Agreement and the transactions contemplated hereby, as applicable, by, among other things, the mutual waivers and certifications in this Section 6(k).

 

(l) Stockholder signs this Agreement solely in Stockholder’s capacity as a holder of Shares of the Company, and not in Stockholder’s capacity as a director, officer or employee of Company or in Stockholder’s capacity as a trustee or fiduciary of any employee benefit plan or trust. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, nothing herein shall in any way restrict a director or officer of the Company in the exercise of his or her fiduciary duties as a director or officer of the Company or in his or her capacity as a trustee or fiduciary of any employee benefit plan or trust or prevent or be construed to create any obligation on the part of any director or officer of the Company or any trustee or fiduciary of any employee benefit plan or trust from taking any action in his or her capacity as such director, officer, trustee or fiduciary.

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed this Agreement as of the date first written above.

 

  TORTOISE ACQUISITION CORP.
     
  By: /s/ Vincent T. Cubbage
  Name: Vincent T. Cubbage
  Title: Chief Executive Officer and President

 

Signature page to Stockholder Support Agreement

 

 

 

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed this Agreement as of the date first written above.

 

  THOMAS HEALY
   
  /s/ Thomas Healy
  Thomas Healy
     
  Address:  3201 Esperanza Crossing APT 510
    Austin, TX 78758
     
  Email: thomas@hyliion.com

 

Signature page to Stockholder Support Agreement

 

 

 

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed this Agreement as of the date first written above.

 

  EDWARD OLKKOLA
   
  /s/ Edward Olkkola
  Edward Olkkola
     
  Address:  608 Innwood DR
    Georgetown, TX 78628
     
  Email: ed@teakwoodcapital.com

 

Signature page to Stockholder Support Agreement

 

 

 

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed this Agreement as of the date first written above.

 

  JEANNE OLKKOLA
   
  /s/ Jeanne Olkolla
  Jeanne Olkkola
     
  Address:  608 Innwood Dr.
    Georgetown, TX 78628
     
  Email: jeannerene.61@gmail.com

 

Signature page to Stockholder Support Agreement

 

 

 

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed this Agreement as of the date first written above.

 

  DAVID DOUGLAS
   
  /s/ David Douglas
  David Douglas
     
  Address:  1623 Harvard Street
    Houston, TX 77008
     
  Email: david@falconpartnersltd.com

 

Signature page to Stockholder Support Agreement

 

 

 

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed this Agreement as of the date first written above.

 

  AXIOMA VENTURES, LLC
   
  By: Axioma Holdings, LLC
  Its: Sole Member
  By: Axioma Management, LLC
  Its: Manager
     
  By: /s/ Howard Jenkins
  Name: Howard Jenkins
  Title: Manager
     
  Address:  601 S. Boulevard
    Tampa, FL 33606
     
  Email: hmjhmj@me.com

 

Signature page to Stockholder Support Agreement

 

 

 

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed this Agreement as of the date first written above.

 

  COLLE CAPITAL PARTNERS I, LP
   
  By: /s/ Victoria Grace
  Name: Victoria Grace
  Title: Authorized Person
     
  Address:  55 Hudson Yards
    NY NY 10001
     
  Email: victoria@collecapital.com

 

Signature page to Stockholder Support Agreement

 

 

 

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed this Agreement as of the date first written above.

 

  COLLE HLN ASSOCIATES LLC
   
  By: /s/ Victoria Grace
  Name: Victoria Grace
  Title: Authorized Person
     
  Address:  55 Hudson Yards
    NY NY 10001
     
  Email: victoria@collecapital.com

 

Signature page to Stockholder Support Agreement

 

 

 

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed this Agreement as of the date first written above.

 

  CONCORD PARTNERS LLC
   
  By: /s/ David Douglas
  Name: David Douglas
  Title: Vice President and Corporate Secretary
     
  Address:  1623 Harvard Street
    Houston, TX 77008
     
  Email: david@falconpartnersltd.com

 

Signature page to Stockholder Support Agreement

 

 

 

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed this Agreement as of the date first written above.

 

  CRA FUND II LLC
   
  By: Berkshire Partners LLC
  Its: Manager
     
  By: /s/ Daniel P. Carbonneau
  Name: Daniel P. Carbonneau
  Title: A Duly Authorized Signatory
     
  Address:  c/o Berkshire Partners LLC
    200 Clarendon Street
    Boston, MA 02116
  Email: crafund2berkshirepartners.com

 

Signature page to Stockholder Support Agreement

 

 

 

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed this Agreement as of the date first written above.

 

  DOUGCAP, LLC
   
  By: /s/ Steven Douglas
  Name: Steven Douglas
  Title: Managing Member
     
  Address:  3015 Virginia St,
    Houston, TX 77098
     
  Email: steven@dougcapmgmt.com

 

Signature page to Stockholder Support Agreement

 

 

 

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed this Agreement as of the date first written above.

 

  ROTUNDA ENTERPRISES, LLC
   
  By: /s/ Steven Douglas
  Name: Steven Douglas
  Title: Managing Member
     
  Address:  3015 Virginia St,
    Houston, TX 77098
     
  Email: steven@dougcapmgmt.com

 

Signature page to Stockholder Support Agreement

 

 

 

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed this Agreement as of the date first written above.

 

  FJ MANAGEMENT INC.
   
  By: /s/ Richard Bozzelli
  Name: Richard Bozzelli
  Title: Chief Financial Officer
     
  Address:  185 S. State Street, Ste. 1300
    Salt Lake City, UT 84111
     
  Email: rick.bozzelli@fjmgt.com

 

Signature page to Stockholder Support Agreement

 

 

 

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed this Agreement as of the date first written above.

 

  NEW ERA CAPITAL PARTNERS, L.P.
   
  By: /s/ Gideon Argov
  Name: Gideon Argov
  Title: General Partner
     
  Address:  99 Lincoln Street
    Newton Highlands, MA 02461
     
  Email: gideon@neweracp.com

 

Signature page to Stockholder Support Agreement

 

 

 

 

 

Exhibit 10.2

 

STOCKHOLDERS RIGHTS AGREEMENT

 

This STOCKHOLDERS RIGHTS AGREEMENT (this “Agreement”), dated as of June 18, 2020, is entered into by and among Tortoise Acquisition Corp., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), and each of the stockholders of the Company or Hyliion Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Hyliion”), whose name appears on the signature pages hereto (each a “Stockholder,” and collectively, the “Stockholders”).

 

WHEREAS, the Company, SHLL Merger Sub Inc., a Delaware corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of the Company (“Merger Sub”), and Hyliion propose to enter into, simultaneously herewith, a business combination agreement and plan of reorganization (the “BCA”), which provides, among other things, that, upon the terms and subject to the conditions thereof, Merger Sub will be merged with and into Hyliion (the “Merger”), with Hyliion surviving the Merger as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company;

 

WHEREAS, prior to the closing of the Merger, the Company will hold a meeting of the Company’s stockholders to consider, among other things, approval and adoption of the BCA and the Merger and approval and adoption of the Second Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Company (the “Charter Proposals”), which provides for, among other things, a reclassification of the Board of Directors of the Company (the “Board”); and

 

WHEREAS, in connection with the BCA, the Stockholders and the Company have entered into this Agreement to set forth certain understandings among such parties, including with respect to certain governance and voting matters.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants contained herein and for good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the parties hereto hereby agree as follows:

 

Article I
GOVERNANCE AND VOTING MATTERS

 

Section 1.1 Board and Committees.

 

(a) The Company will take all necessary action (to the extent permitted by applicable law and to the extent such action is consistent with the fiduciary duties of the Board under Delaware law) to cause the following to occur immediately after the effective time of the Merger:

 

(i) The Board to consist of seven directors, including Edward Olkkola, as Chair, Andrew Card, Vincent T. Cubbage, Thomas Healy, Howard Jenkins, Stephen Pang and an individual mutually agreed to prior to the effective time of the Merger by Messrs. Cubbage and Healy that satisfies the requirements set forth in Section 1.1(b) hereof (the “Additional Director”);

 

(ii) The audit committee of the Board to consist of three directors, including the Additional Director, as Chair, Andrew Card and Stephen Pang;

  

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(iii) The compensation committee of the Board to consist of three directors, including Howard Jenkins, as Chair, Andrew Card and Vincent T. Cubbage; and

 

(iv) The nominating and governance committee of the Board to consist of three directors, including Vincent T. Cubbage, as Chair, Howard Jenkins and Edward Olkkola.

 

(b) The Additional Director shall be mutually agreed to prior to the effective time of the Merger by Messrs. Cubbage and Healy and shall qualify as independent within the meaning of Rule 303A.02 of the New York Stock Exchange’s Listed Company Manual and Rule 10A-3(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and otherwise satisfy the requirements for service on the audit committee of the Board as a financial expert.

 

(c) Upon the effectiveness of the Charter Proposals, the Company will take all necessary action (to the extent permitted by applicable law and to the extent such action is consistent with the fiduciary duties of the Board under Delaware law) to cause the Board to be divided into three classes serving staggered three-year terms immediately after the effective time of the Merger. The Class I, Class II and Class III directors will serve until the Company’s annual meetings of stockholders in 2021, 2022 and 2023, respectively. Vincent T. Cubbage and Thomas Healy will be assigned to Class I, Andrew Card, Howard Jenkins and Stephen Pang will be assigned to Class II, and Edward Olkkola and the Additional Director will be assigned to Class III.

 

(d) After the closing of the Merger, the Company will take all necessary action (to the extent permitted by applicable law and to the extent such action is consistent with the fiduciary duties of the Board under Delaware law) to cause the Board to nominate and recommend for election to the Board at the Company’s annual meeting of stockholders in 2021 (the “First Annual Meeting”) each of Vincent T. Cubbage and Thomas Healy, each to serve until the Company’s annual meeting of stockholders in 2024, or until their successors are elected and qualified, and to solicit proxies or consents in favor thereof.

 

Section 1.2 Voting. The Stockholders shall vote, or provide a written consent or proxy with respect to, their shares of the Company’s Class A Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Class A Common Stock”), in favor of Vincent T. Cubbage and Thomas Healy for election to the Board at the First Annual Meeting.

 

Section 1.3 Restrictions on Other Agreements. The Stockholders shall not, directly or indirectly, grant any proxy or enter into or agree to be bound by any voting trust, agreement or arrangement of any kind with respect to their shares of Class A Common Stock if and to the extent the terms thereof conflict with the provisions of this Agreement (whether or not such proxy, voting trust, agreement or agreements are with other holders of shares of Class A Common Stock that are not parties to this Agreement or otherwise).

 

Article II
TERMINATION

 

Section 2.1 Termination. This Agreement shall terminate after the First Annual Meeting.

 

Article III
MISCELLANEOUS

 

Section 3.1 Notices. All notices, requests, demands and other communications under this Agreement shall be in writing and shall be personally delivered, sent by nationally recognized overnight courier, mailed by registered or certified mail or be sent by facsimile or electronic mail to such party at the address set forth below (or such other address as shall be specified by like notice). Notices will be deemed to have been duly given hereunder if (i) personally delivered, when received, (ii) sent by nationally recognized overnight courier, one business day after deposit with the nationally recognized overnight courier, (iii) mailed by registered or certified mail, five business days after the date on which it is so mailed, and (iv) sent by facsimile or electronic mail, on the date sent so long as such communication is transmitted before 5:00 p.m. in the time zone of the receiving party on a business day, otherwise, on the next business day.

 

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(a) If to the Company prior to the closing of the Merger, to:

 

Tortoise Acquisition Corp.
452 Fifth Avenue

14th Floor

New York, NY 10018

Attention: Vincent T. Cubbage; Steven C. Schnitzer
Email: vcubbage@tortoiseadvisors.com; sschnitzer@tortoiseadvisors.com

 

(b) If to the Company after the closing of the Merger, to:

 

Hyliion Holdings Corp.
1202 BMC Drive

Cedar Park, TX 78613

Attention: Thomas Healy
Email: thomas@hyliion.com

 

(c) If to the Stockholders, to the addresses set forth on the signature pages hereto.

 

Section 3.2 Severability. The provisions of this Agreement shall be deemed severable, and the invalidity or unenforceability of any provision shall not affect the validity or enforceability of the other provisions hereof. If any provision of this Agreement, or the application thereof to any person or any circumstance, is found to be invalid or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, (a) a suitable and equitable provision shall be substituted therefor in order to carry out, so far as may be valid and enforceable, the intent and purpose of such invalid or unenforceable provision and (b) the remainder of this Agreement and the application of such provision to other persons or circumstances shall not be affected by such invalidity or unenforceability, nor shall such invalidity or unenforceability affect the validity or enforceability of such provision, or the application thereof, in any other jurisdiction.

 

Section 3.3 Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in one or more counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original and all of which, taken together, shall be considered one and the same agreement.

 

Section 3.4 Entire Agreement; No Third Party Beneficiaries. This Agreement (a) constitutes the entire agreement and supersedes all other prior agreements, both written and oral, among the parties hereto with respect to the subject matter hereof and (b) is not intended to confer upon any person, other than the parties hereto, any rights or remedies hereunder.

 

Section 3.5 Further Assurances. Each party hereto shall execute, deliver, acknowledge and file such other documents and take such further actions as may be reasonably requested from time to time by the other parties hereto to give effect to and carry out the transactions contemplated herein.

 

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Section 3.6 Governing Law; Equitable Remedies. THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE GOVERNED BY, AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE (WITHOUT GIVING EFFECT TO CONFLICT OF LAWS PRINCIPLES THEREOF). The parties hereto agree that irreparable damage would occur in the event that any of the provisions of this Agreement were not performed in accordance with its specific terms or was otherwise breached. It is accordingly agreed that the parties hereto shall be entitled to an injunction or injunctions and other equitable remedies to prevent breaches of this Agreement and to enforce specifically the terms and provisions hereof in any of the Selected Courts (as defined below), this being in addition to any other remedy to which they are entitled at law or in equity. Any requirements for the securing or posting of any bond with respect to such remedy are hereby waived by each of the parties hereto. Each party hereto further agrees that, in the event of any action for an injunction or other equitable remedy in respect of such breach or enforcement of specific performance, it will not assert the defense that a remedy at law would be adequate.

 

Section 3.7 Consent To Jurisdiction. With respect to any suit, action or proceeding (“Proceeding”) arising out of or relating to this Agreement, each of the parties hereto hereby irrevocably (a) submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware and the United States District Court for the District of Delaware and the appellate courts therefrom (the “Selected Courts”) and waives any objection to venue being laid in the Selected Courts whether based on the grounds of forum non conveniens or otherwise and hereby agrees not to commence any such Proceeding other than before one of the Selected Courts; provided, however, that a party may commence any Proceeding in a court other than a Selected Court solely for the purpose of enforcing an order or judgment issued by one of the Selected Courts; (b) consents to service of process in any Proceeding by the mailing of copies thereof by registered or certified mail, postage prepaid, or by recognized international express carrier or delivery service, to their respective addresses referred to in Section 3.1 hereof; provided, however, that nothing herein shall affect the right of any party hereto to serve process in any other manner permitted by law; and (c) TO THE EXTENT NOT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW THAT CANNOT BE WAIVED, WAIVES, AND COVENANTS THAT IT WILL NOT ASSERT (WHETHER AS PLAINTIFF, DEFENDANT OR OTHERWISE) ANY RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY ACTION ARISING IN WHOLE OR IN PART UNDER OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT, WHETHER NOW EXISTING OR HEREAFTER ARISING, AND WHETHER SOUNDING IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, AND AGREES THAT ANY OF THEM MAY FILE A COPY OF THIS PARAGRAPH WITH ANY COURT AS WRITTEN EVIDENCE OF THE KNOWING, VOLUNTARY AND BARGAINED-FOR AGREEMENT AMONG THE PARTIES IRREVOCABLY TO WAIVE THE RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY PROCEEDING WHATSOEVER BETWEEN THEM RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT AND TO HAVE ALL MATTERS RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT BE TRIED IN A COURT OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION BY A JUDGE SITTING WITHOUT A JURY.

 

Section 3.8 Amendments; Waivers.

 

(a) No provision of this Agreement may be amended or waived unless such amendment or waiver is in writing and signed (i) in the case of an amendment, by each of the parties hereto, and (ii) in the case of a waiver, by each of the parties against whom the waiver is to be effective.

 

(b) No failure or delay by any party in exercising any right, power or privilege hereunder shall operate as waiver thereof nor shall any single or partial exercise thereof preclude any other or further exercise thereof or the exercise of any other right, power or privilege. The rights and remedies herein provided shall be cumulative and not exclusive of any rights or remedies provided by law.

 

Section 3.9 Assignment. Neither this Agreement nor any of the rights or obligations hereunder shall be assigned or delegated by any of the parties hereto without the prior written consent of the other parties. Subject to the preceding sentence, this Agreement will be binding upon, inure to the benefit of and be enforceable by the parties and their respective successors and permitted assigns.

 

Section 3.10 No Recourse. This Agreement may only be enforced against, and any claims or cause of action that may be based upon, arise out of or relate to this Agreement, or the negotiation, execution or performance of this Agreement may only be made against the entities that are expressly identified as parties hereto, and no past, present or future affiliate, director, officer, employee, incorporator, member, manager, partner, stockholder, agent, attorney or representative of any party hereto shall have any liability for any obligations or liabilities of the parties to this Agreement or for any claim based on, in respect of, or by reason of, the transactions contemplated hereby.

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have executed this Agreement as of the date first written above.

 

  COMPANY:
   
  TORTOISE ACQUISITION CORP.
   
  By: /s/ Vincent T. Cubbage
    Name: Vincent T. Cubbage
    Title:   Chief Executive Officer and President

 

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  STOCKHOLDERS:
   
  VINCENT T. CUBBAGE
   
  /s/ Vincent T. Cubbage
  Vincent T. Cubbage
     
  Address:         
     
     
  Email: vcubbage@tortoiseadvisors.com

 

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  STOCKHOLDERS:
   
  STEPHEN PANG
   
  /s/ Stephen Pang
  Stephen Pang
     
  Address:   452 Fifth Avenue
    14th Floor New York,
    NY 10018
  Email: spang@tortoiseadvisors.com

 

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  STOCKHOLDERS:
   
  THOMAS HEALY
   
  /s/ Thomas Healy
  Thomas Healy
     
  Address:   3201 Esperanza Crossing APT 510
    Austin,
    TX 78758

 

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  STOCKHOLDERS:
   
  EDWARD OLKKOLA
   
  /s/ Edward Olkkola
  Edward Olkkola
   
  Address:   608 Innwood Dr
    Georgetown
    TX 78628

 

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  STOCKHOLDERS:
   
  HOWARD JENKINS
   
  /s/ Howard Jenkins
  Howard Jenkins
     
  Address:   601 South Boulevard
    Tampa,
    FL 33606

 

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  STOCKHOLDERS:
     
  AXIOMA VENTURES, LLC
     
  By: Axioma Holdings, LLC
  Its: Sole Member
  By: Axioma Management, LLC
  Its: Manager
     
  By: /s/ Howard Jenkins
    Name: Howard Jenkins
    Title: Manager

 

  Address:    601 South Boulevard
    Tampa,
    FL 33606

 

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Exhibit 10.3

 

Execution Version

SUBSCRIPTION AGREEMENT

 

This SUBSCRIPTION AGREEMENT (this “Subscription Agreement”) is entered into this 18th day of June, 2020, by and among Tortoise Acquisition Corp., a Delaware corporation (the “Issuer”), and [●] (“Subscriber”).

 

WHEREAS, concurrently with the execution and delivery of this Subscription Agreement, the Issuer is entering into that certain Business Combination Agreement and Plan of Reorganization, dated as of the date of this Subscription Agreement (as may be amended or supplemented from time to time, the “Combination Agreement”), among the Issuer, Hyliion Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Hyliion”), and SHLL Merger Sub, Inc., a Delaware corporation and a wholly owned subsidiary of the Issuer, pursuant to which the Issuer will acquire Hyliion, on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth therein (the “Transaction”);

 

WHEREAS, in connection with the Transaction, on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in this Subscription Agreement, Subscriber desires to subscribe for and purchase from the Issuer the number of shares of the Issuer’s Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Class A Shares”), set forth on the signature page hereto (the “Acquired Shares”) for a purchase price of $10.00 per share (the “Share Purchase Price”), or the aggregate purchase price set forth on the signature page hereto (the “Purchase Price”), and the Issuer desires to issue and sell to Subscriber the Acquired Shares in consideration of the payment of the Purchase Price by or on behalf of Subscriber to the Issuer at or prior to the Closing Date; and

 

WHEREAS, in connection with the Transaction, certain other institutional “accredited investors” (as such term is defined in Rule 501 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”, and each such institutional “accredited investor”, an “Other Subscriber”)), have entered into subscription agreements with the Issuer substantially similar to this Subscription Agreement, pursuant to which such Other Subscribers have agreed to subscribe for and purchase, and the Issuer has agreed to issue and sell to such Other Subscribers, on the Closing Date, a total of at least [●] Class A Shares at the Share Purchase Price (the “Other Subscription Agreements”).

 

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the foregoing and the mutual representations, warranties and covenants, and subject to the conditions, herein contained, and intending to be legally bound hereby, the parties hereto hereby agree as follows:

 

1. Subscription. Subject to the terms and conditions hereof, Subscriber hereby agrees to subscribe for and purchase, and the Issuer hereby agrees to issue and sell to Subscriber, upon the payment of the Purchase Price, the Acquired Shares (such subscription and issuance, the “Subscription”).

 

 

 

 

2. Closing.

 

a. Subject to the satisfaction or waiver of the conditions set forth in Section 2(c), the closing of the Subscription contemplated hereby (the “Closing”) shall occur on the date of, and at a time immediately prior to, the closing of the Transaction (such date, the “Closing Date”). Not less than five (5) business days prior to the scheduled Closing Date (the “Scheduled Closing Date”), the Issuer shall provide written notice to Subscriber (the “Closing Notice”) of the Scheduled Closing Date.

 

b. On the Closing Date, subject to the satisfaction or waiver of the conditions set forth in Section 2(c) (other than those conditions that by their nature are to be satisfied at Closing, but without affecting the requirement that such conditions be satisfied or waived at Closing):

 

(i) Subscriber shall deliver to the Issuer on the Closing Date the Purchase Price for the Acquired Shares by wire transfer of U.S. dollars in immediately available funds to the account specified by the Issuer in the Closing Notice; and

 

(ii) The Issuer shall deliver to Subscriber the Acquired Shares in book-entry form, free and clear of any liens or other restrictions whatsoever (other than those arising under state or federal securities laws), in the name of Subscriber (or its nominee in accordance with its delivery instructions) or to a custodian designated by Subscriber, as applicable. Each book entry for the Acquired Shares shall contain a notation, and each certificate (if any) evidencing the Acquired Shares shall be stamped or otherwise imprinted with a legend, in substantially the following form:

 

THE SECURITIES REPRESENTED HEREBY HAVE NOT BEEN REGISTERED UNDER THE UNITED STATES SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED, OR THE SECURITIES LAWS OF ANY STATE OR OTHER JURISDICTION, AND MAY NOT BE SOLD OR TRANSFERRED IN THE ABSENCE OF SUCH REGISTRATION OR AN EXEMPTION THEREFROM.

 

c. The Closing shall be subject to the satisfaction on the Closing Date, or the waiver by each of the parties hereto, of each of the following conditions:

 

(i) no suspension of the qualification of the Acquired Shares for offering or sale or trading in any jurisdiction, or initiation or threatening of any proceedings for any of such purposes, shall have occurred;

 

(ii) all representations and warranties of the Issuer and Subscriber contained in this Subscription Agreement shall be true and correct in all material respects (other than representations and warranties that are qualified as to materiality or Material Adverse Effect (as defined herein), which representations and warranties shall be true in all respects) at and as of the Closing Date, and consummation of the Closing shall constitute a reaffirmation by each of the Issuer and Subscriber of each of the representations, warranties and agreements of each such party contained in this Subscription Agreement as of the Closing Date (other than those representations and warranties expressly made as of an earlier date, which shall be true and correct in all material respects as of such earlier date);

 

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(iii) the Issuer and Subscriber shall have performed, satisfied and complied in all material respects with all covenants, agreements and conditions required by this Subscription Agreement to be performed, satisfied or complied with by it at or prior to the Closing, except where the failure of such performance or compliance would not or would not reasonably be expected to prevent, materially delay, or materially impair the ability of the Issuer to consummate the Closing;

 

(iv) no governmental authority shall have enacted, issued, promulgated, enforced or entered any judgment, order, law, rule or regula