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): February 11, 2021

 

CM LIFE SCIENCES, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware   001-39482   85-1966622
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
  (Commission
File Number)
  (IRS Employer
Identification No.)

 

c/o Corvex Management LP

667 Madison Avenue

New York, New York

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (212) 474-6745

 

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)
   
þ 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))

 

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 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

 

Emerging growth company þ

 

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.

 

As previously reported, on February 10, 2021, CM Life Sciences, Inc. (“CMLS” or the “Company”) announced that it executed an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”) with Mount Sinai Genomics, Inc., a Delaware corporation, d/b/a Sema4 (“Sema4”) and the other parties thereto (the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement, including the Merger (as defined below), the “Business Combination”). This Current Report on Form 8-K provides a summary of the Merger Agreement and the other agreements entered into and contemplated in connection with the Business Combination. The descriptions of these agreements do not purport to be complete and are qualified in their entirety by the terms and conditions of such agreements, copies of which are attached here as Exhibits 2.1, 10.1, 10.2, 10.3, 10.4 and 10.5 hereto.

 

Merger Agreement

 

On February 10, 2021, CMLS entered into the Merger Agreement with Sema4 and S-IV Sub, Inc., a Delaware corporation and a direct, wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company (“Merger Sub”).

 

Business Combination

 

Pursuant to the terms of the Merger Agreement, CMLS will acquire Sema4 through the merger of Merger Sub with and into Sema4, with Sema4 surviving as a wholly-owned subsidiary of CMLS (the “Merger”) and, in connection with the Merger, CMLS’s name will be changed to a name to be determined by Sema4 (and reasonably acceptable to CMLS).

 

The Business Combination was unanimously approved by the boards of directors of each of CMLS and Sema4.

 

The Business Combination is expected to close in the second quarter of 2021, following the receipt of the required approval by CMLS’s stockholders and the satisfaction of certain other customary closing conditions.

 

Business Combination Consideration

 

At the effective time of the Merger (the “Effective Time”), each share of Sema4 class B common stock, par value $0.00001 per share (“Sema4 Class B Common Stock”) issued and outstanding as of immediately prior to the Effective Time will be converted into 1/100th of a share of Sema4 class A common stock, par value $0.00001 per share (“Sema4 Class A Common Stock”, together with Sema4 Class B Common Stock, “Sema4 Common Stock”) in accordance with Sema4’s organizational documents.

 

Immediately thereafter, each share of Sema4 Common Stock and Sema4’s series A-1 preferred stock, series A-2 preferred stock, series B preferred stock and series C preferred stock (collectively, “Sema4 Capital Stock”) issued and outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Time (other than Excluded Shares and Dissenting Shares (each as defined in the Merger Agreement)) will be converted into the right to receive a portion of the total closing merger consideration, with each Sema4 stockholder being entitled to receive the following:

 

(a) if such stockholder has made a cash election as set forth and in accordance with the terms of the Merger Agreement, a portion of the specified aggregate amount of cash consideration payable under the terms of the Merger Agreement (such aggregate amount not to exceed $343,000,000) and pursuant to the terms of such stockholder’s cash election; and

 

(b) a number of shares of common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, of CMLS (the “Common Stock”) equal to the quotient of: (i) (A) the product of (x) such stockholder’s total shares of Sema4 Capital Stock multiplied by (y) the per share amount calculated in accordance with the Merger Agreement minus (B) the amount of cash payable to such stockholder pursuant to its cash election, if any, divided by (ii) $10.

 

In addition, at the Effective Time, each outstanding option to purchase Sema4 Capital Stock, each outstanding and unsettled restricted stock unit in respect of shares of Sema4 Capital Stock and each outstanding stock appreciation right will be rolled over into options to purchase Common Stock, restricted stock units in respect of Common Stock and stock appreciation rights in respect of Common Stock, all as further set forth in and in accordance with the terms of the Merger Agreement.

 

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Earnout

 

In addition to the payment of cash, issuance of Common Stock and rollover of other Sema4 equity awards described above as of the Effective Time, in the event that the closing sale price of Common Stock exceeds certain price thresholds for 20 out of any 30 consecutive trading days during the period of time commencing upon the expiration of the lock-up period applicable to the Sponsor under the Letter Agreement, dated as of August 27, 2021, by and among the Company, Sponsor and each of the executive officers and directors of the Company and ending on the second anniversary of the closing of the Merger, an additional number of shares equal to an amount up to an aggregate of 11% of the shares of Common Stock that would have been issuable upon closing of the Merger to the stockholders of the Company if no cash elections were made and the closing cash payment amount under the Merger Agreement was $0.00 (the “Earn-Out Shares”) shall become issuable, in accordance with the terms of the Merger Agreement following the achievement of those certain price thresholds, to the stockholders of Sema4 as of immediately prior to the closing of the Merger; provided that the board of directors of Sema4 (or a duly authorized committee thereof) may, prior to the closing of the Merger, allocate a portion of such Earn-Out Shares to be issued to service providers of Sema4 in the form of restricted stock units of the Company.

 

Governance

 

CMLS has agreed to take all action within its power as may be necessary or appropriate such that, effective immediately after the closing of the Business Combination, the CMLS board of directors shall consist of up to nine directors, which shall initially include: (i) Nat Turner, Emily Leproust and Eli Casdin, as designees of CMLS; and (ii) the remaining director nominees to be designated by the Company in accordance with the terms of the Merger Agreement.

 

Representations and Warranties

 

The Merger Agreement contains representations and warranties of the parties thereto that are customary for transactions of this type, with respect to, among other things, (a) entity organization, formation and authority, (b) capital structure, (c) authorization to enter into the Merger Agreement, (d) legal compliance and approvals, (e) financial statements and liabilities, (f) absence of changes, (g) litigation, (h) employee matters, (i) real property, (j) taxes, (k) intellectual property and privacy, (l) material contracts, (m) transactions with affiliates, (n) government grants and incentives and (o) in the case of CMLS only, (i) its public filings, (ii) the PIPE Investment (as defined below) and (iii) its trust account.

 

Covenants

 

The Merger Agreement includes customary covenants of the parties with respect to the operation of their respective businesses prior to the consummation of the Business Combination and efforts to satisfy the conditions to consummation of the Business Combination.

 

The Merger Agreement also contains additional covenants of the parties, including, among others, covenants providing for CMLS and Sema4 to use their reasonable best efforts to obtain all necessary regulatory approvals and covenants providing for CMLS, Merger Sub and Sema4 to cooperate in the preparation of the Proxy Statement (as such term is defined in the Merger Agreement) required to be filed in connection with the Business Combination.

 

In addition, CMLS has agreed to adopt an equity incentive plan and employee stock purchase plan, as more fully described in the Merger Agreement.

 

Non-Solicitation Restrictions

 

Except as expressly permitted by the Merger Agreement, from the date of the Merger Agreement to the Effective Time or, if earlier, the valid termination of the Merger Agreement in accordance with its terms, CMLS, Sema4 and Merger Sub have each agreed not to, among other things, (a) solicit, initiate, enter into or continue discussions, negotiations or transactions with, or encourage or respond to any inquiries or proposals by, or provide any information to, any person concerning any Company Business Combination or Parent Business Combination (each as defined in the Merger Agreement), respectively, or (b) enter into any agreements regarding, continue or otherwise participate in any discussions or negotiations regarding, or cooperate in any way that would otherwise reasonably be expected to lead to a Company Business Combination or Parent Business Combination.

 

CMLS Change in Recommendation

 

CMLS is required to include in the Proxy Statement the recommendation of CMLS’s board of directors to CMLS’s stockholders that they approve the transaction proposals (as such proposals are more fully set forth in the Merger Agreement, collectively, the “CMLS Board Recommendation”). CMLS is permitted to change the CMLS Board Recommendation only as required by applicable legal requirements.

 

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Conditions to Closing

 

General Conditions

 

The consummation of the Merger is conditioned upon, among other things, (a) receipt of CMLS’ stockholder approval, (b) CMLS having at least $5,000,001 of net tangible assets as described under the terms of the Merger Agreement, (c) the expiration or termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act and (d) the absence of any governmental order, statute, rule or regulation enjoining or prohibiting the consummation of the Business Combination.

 

Sema4’s Conditions to Closing

 

The obligations of Sema4 to consummate the Merger also are conditioned upon, among other things, (a) customary closing conditions, including, without limitation, CMLS’s delivery of certain agreements, (b) the amendment and restatement of CMLS’s certificate of incorporation and bylaws, respectively, in substantially the form attached to the Merger Agreement, and (c) the aggregate cash proceeds from CMLS’s trust account, together with the proceeds from the PIPE Investment (as defined below), equaling no less than $300,000,000 (after deducting any amounts paid to CMLS stockholders that exercise their redemption rights in connection with the Business Combination and any unpaid transaction expenses incurred or subject to reimbursement by CMLS or Sema4) and (d) the approval by Nasdaq of CMLS’s listing application in connection with the Business Combination.

 

CMLS Conditions to Closing

 

The obligations of CMLS to consummate the Merger are also conditioned upon, among other things, customary closing conditions, including, without limitation Sema4’s delivery of certain agreements.

 

Termination

 

The Merger Agreement allows the parties to terminate the Merger Agreement if certain customary conditions described in the Merger Agreement are not satisfied, including, without limitation, each party’s right to terminate, subject to certain limited exceptions, if the Business Combination is not consummated by November 9, 2021.

 

If the Merger Agreement is validly terminated, none of the parties to the Merger Agreement will have any liability or any further obligation under the Merger Agreement other than customary confidentiality obligations , except in the case of a willful and intentional breach of the Merger Agreement or intentional fraud in the making of the representations and warranties in the Merger Agreement.

 

A copy of the Merger Agreement is filed with this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibit 2.1 and is incorporated herein by reference, and the foregoing description of the Merger Agreement is qualified in its entirety by reference thereto. The Merger Agreement contains representations, warranties and covenants that the respective parties made to each other as of the date of the Merger Agreement or other specific dates. The assertions embodied in those representations, warranties and covenants were made for purposes of the contract among the respective parties and are subject to important qualifications and limitations agreed to by the parties in connection with negotiating such agreement. The representations, warranties and covenants in the Merger Agreement are also modified in important part by the underlying disclosure schedules which are not filed publicly and which are subject to a contractual standard of materiality different from that generally applicable to stockholders and were used for the purpose of allocating risk among the parties rather than establishing matters as facts. CMLS does not believe that these schedules contain information that is material to an investment decision.

 

Certain Related Agreements

 

Subscription Agreements and PIPE Investment (Private Placement)

 

On February 10, 2021, concurrently with the execution of the Merger Agreement, CMLS entered into subscription agreements (collectively, the “Subscription Agreements”) with certain investors (collectively, the “PIPE Investors” which include certain existing equityholders of Sema4), pursuant to, and on the terms and subject to the conditions of which, the PIPE Investors have collectively subscribed for 35,000,000 shares of Common Stock for an aggregate purchase price equal to $350,000,000 (the “PIPE Investment”). The PIPE Investment will be consummated immediately prior to the closing of the Business Combination. The Subscription Agreements provide for certain customary registration rights for the PIPE Investors. The Subscription Agreements will terminate with no further force and effect upon the earliest to occur of: (a) such date and time as the Merger Agreement is terminated in accordance with its terms; (b) the mutual written agreement of the parties to such Subscription Agreement; and (c) November 9, 2021.

 

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The foregoing description of the Subscription Agreements and the PIPE Investment is subject to and qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the form of Subscription Agreement, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 10.1 hereto, and the terms of which are incorporated herein by reference.

 

Stockholder Lock-Up Agreements

 

On February 10, 2021, CMLS entered into Lock-Up Agreements (each, a “Lock Up Agreement”) with certain stockholders of Sema4, pursuant to which such stockholders have agreed, respectively, to, among other things, customary lock-up restrictions following the closing of the Business Combination.

 

The foregoing description of the Lock-Up Agreements is subject to and qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the form of Lock-Up Agreements, the form of which is attached as Exhibit 10.2 hereto, and the terms of which are incorporated herein by reference.

 

Sponsor Support Agreement

 

On February 10, 2021, CMLS entered into a Sponsor Support Agreement (the “Support Agreement”) with CMLS Holdings LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“Sponsor”) and Sema4, whereby Sponsor has agreed to, among other things, (a) vote at any meeting of the stockholders of CMLS all of their shares of capital stock of CMLS held of record or thereafter acquired in favor of the Stockholder Approvals (as defined in the Merger Agreement), (b) be bound by certain other covenants and agreements related to the Business Combination and (c) be bound by certain transfer restrictions with respect to such securities, prior to the closing of the Business Combination, in each case, on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Sponsor Support Agreement.

 

The foregoing description of the Support Agreement is subject to and qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the form of Support Agreement, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 10.3 hereto, and the terms of which are incorporated herein by reference.

 

Forfeiture Agreement

 

On February 10, 2021, the Sponsor entered into a Forfeiture Agreement (the “Forfeiture Agreement”) with Sema4 and CMLS, whereby Sponsor has agreed, subject to certain limitations and in accordance with the terms of the Forfeiture Agreement, to forfeit up to 33% of its (i) warrants for Common Stock and (ii) shares of class B common stock of CMLS, such actual amount tied to actual exercise of redemption rights of CMLS stockholders exercise their redemption rights in connection with the Business Combination, as more fully described in the Forfeiture Agreement.

 

The foregoing description of the Forfeiture Agreement is subject to and qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the form of Forfeiture Agreement, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 10.4 hereto, and the terms of which are incorporated herein by reference.

 

Amended and Restated Registration Rights Agreement

 

At the closing of the Business Combination, Sema4, the Sponsor and certain stockholders of Sema4 will enter into an amended and restated registration rights agreement (the “Registration Rights Agreement”) pursuant to which, among other things, the parties thereto will be granted certain customary registration rights with respect to shares of Common Stock.

 

The foregoing description of the Registration Rights Agreement is subject to and 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 10.5 hereto, and the terms of which are incorporated herein by reference.

 

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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 (this “Current Report”) is incorporated by reference herein. The shares of common stock to be issued in connection with the Merger Agreement and the Subscription Agreements and the transactions contemplated thereby will not be registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and will be issued in reliance on the exemption from registration requirements thereof provided by Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act and/or Regulation D promulgated thereunder as a transaction by an issuer not involving a public offering.

 

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward Looking Statements

 

This Current Report on Form 8-K contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws with respect to the proposed transaction between Sema4 and the Company, including statements regarding the anticipated benefits of the transaction, the anticipated timing of the transaction, expansion plans, projected future results and market opportunities of Sema4. These forward-looking statements generally are identified by the words “believe,” “project,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “strategy,” “future,” “opportunity,” “plan,” “may,” “should,” “will,” “would,” “will be,” “will continue,” “will likely result,” and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are predictions, projections and other statements about future events that are based on current expectations and assumptions and, as a result, are subject to risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause actual future events to differ materially from the forward-looking statements in this press release, including but not limited to: (i) the risk that the transaction may not be completed in a timely manner or at all, which may adversely affect the price of the Company’s securities, (ii) the risk that the transaction may not be completed by the Company’s business combination deadline and the potential failure to obtain an extension of the business combination deadline if sought by the Company, (iii) the failure to satisfy the conditions to the consummation of the transaction, including the adoption of the merger agreement by the shareholders of the Company, the satisfaction of the minimum trust account amount following redemptions by the Company’s public shareholders and the receipt of certain governmental and regulatory approvals, (iv) the lack of a third-party valuation in determining whether or not to pursue the transaction, (v) the inability to complete the PIPE investment in connection with the transaction, (vi) the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstance that could give rise to the termination of the merger agreement, (vii) the effect of the announcement or pendency of the transaction on Sema4’s business relationships, operating results and business generally, (viii) risks that the proposed transaction disrupts current plans and operations of Sema4 and potential difficulties in Sema4 employee retention as a result of the transaction, (ix) the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against Sema4 or against the Company related to the merger agreement or the transaction, (x) the ability to maintain the listing of the Company’s securities on a national securities exchange, (xi) the price of the Company’s securities may be volatile due to a variety of factors, including changes in the competitive and highly regulated industries in which the Company plans to operate or Sema4 operates, variations in operating performance across competitors, changes in laws and regulations affecting the Company’s or Sema4’s business and changes in the combined capital structure, (xii) the ability to implement business plans, forecasts, and other expectations after the completion of the proposed transaction, and identify and realize additional opportunities, (xiii) the risk of downturns and a changing regulatory landscape in the highly competitive healthcare industry and (xiv) the size and growth of the market in which Sema4 operates. The foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive. You should carefully consider the foregoing factors and the other risks and uncertainties described in the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s registration on Form S-1 (File No. 333-246251), the proxy statement discussed above and other documents filed by the Company from time to time with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). These filings identify and address other important risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events and results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements, and Sema4 and the Company assume no obligation and do not intend to update or revise these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. Neither Sema4 nor the Company gives any assurance that either Sema4 or the Company or the combined company will achieve its expectations.

 

Additional Information and Where to Find It / Non-Solicitation

 

In connection with the proposed transaction, the Company intends to file a proxy statement with the SEC. The proxy statement will be sent to the stockholders of the Company. The Company and Sema4 also will file other documents regarding the proposed transaction with the SEC. Before making any voting decision, investors and security holders of the Company are urged to read the proxy statement and all other relevant documents filed or that will be filed with the SEC in connection with the proposed transaction as they become available because they will contain important information about the proposed transaction. Investors and security holders will be able to obtain free copies of the proxy statement and all other relevant documents filed or that will be filed with the SEC by the Company and Sema4 through the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov.

 

The documents filed by the Company with the SEC also may be obtained free of charge at the Company’s website at https://cmlifesciencesspac.com/ or upon written request to the Company, c/o Corvex Management, 667 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10065

 

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Participants in Solicitation

 

The Company and Sema4 and their respective directors and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the Company’s shareholders in connection with the proposed transaction. Information about the Company’s directors and executive officers and their ownership of the Company’s securities is set forth in the Company’s filings with the SEC. To the extent that holdings of the Company’s securities have changed since the amounts printed in the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1, such changes have been or will be reflected on Statements of Change in Ownership on Form 4 filed with the SEC. A list of the names of such directors and executive officers and information regarding their interests in the business combination will be contained in the proxy statement/prospectus when available. You may obtain free copies of these documents as described in the preceding paragraph.

 

No Offer or Solicitation

 

This Current Report on Form 8-K shall not constitute a solicitation of a proxy, consent or authorization with respect to any securities or in respect of the Business Combination. This Current Report on Form 8-K shall also not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, or a solicitation of any vote or approval, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offering of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act, or an exemption therefrom.

 

Item 9.01 Exhibits.

 

EXHIBIT INDEX

 

Exhibit No.   Description
2.1   Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of February 9, 2021, by and among, CM Life Sciences, Inc., S-IV Sub, Inc., and Mount Sinai Genomics, Inc. d/b/a Sema4.
10.1   Form of Subscription Agreement.
10.2   Form of Shareholder Lock-Up Agreement.
10.3   Sponsor Support Agreement, dated as of February 9, 2021, by and among CMLS Holdings LLC, CM Life Sciences, Inc. and Mount Sinai Genomics, Inc. d/b/a Sema4.
10.4   Forfeiture Agreement, dated as of February 9, 2021, by and between CMLS Holdings LLC and Mount Sinai Genomics, Inc. d/b/a Sema4.
10.5   Form of Amended and Restated Registration Rights Agreement.

 

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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.

 

  CM LIFE SCIENCES, INC.
     
  By: /s/ Eli Casdin
    Name:  Eli Casdin
    Title: Chief Executive Officer
     
Dated: February 11, 2021    

 

 

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Exhibit 2.1

 

Execution Version

 

 

 

 

 

 

AGREEMENT AND PLAN OF MERGER

 

BY AND AMONG

 

CM LIFE SCIENCES, INC.,

 

S-IV SUB, INC.,

 

and

 

MOUNT SINAI GENOMICS, INC.,

 

DATED AS OF FEBRUARY 9, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Article I THE CLOSING TRANSACTIONS   2
Section 1.1   Closing   2
Section 1.2   Parent Financing Certificate   3
Section 1.3   Closing Documents   3
Section 1.4   Closing Transactions   4
         
Article II THE MERGER   4
Section 2.1   Effective Time   4
Section 2.2   The Merger   4
Section 2.3   Effect of the Merger   4
Section 2.4   Governing Documents   4
Section 2.5   Directors and Officers of the Surviving Corporation   4
Section 2.6   Merger Consideration   5
Section 2.7   Effect of the Merger on the Company Common Stock and Company Preferred Stock   5
Section 2.8   Surrender of Company Certificates and Disbursement of Closing Consideration   6
Section 2.9   Withholding Taxes   8
Section 2.10   Taking of Necessary Action; Further Action   8
Section 2.11   Tax Treatment of the Merger   8
Section 2.12   Effect on Company Options,   8
Section 2.13   Dissenting Shares   10
         
Article III EARN OUT   10
Section 3.1   Issuance of Earn-Out Shares   10
Section 3.2   Acceleration Event   11
Section 3.3   Tax Treatment of Earn-Out Shares   11
Section 3.4   Earn-Out Service Providers   11
         
Article IV REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES REGARDING THE COMPANY   12
Section 4.1   Organization and Qualification   12
Section 4.2   Company Subsidiaries   12
Section 4.3   Capitalization   12
Section 4.4   Due Authorization   14
Section 4.5   No Conflict; Governmental Consents and Filings   14
Section 4.6   Legal Compliance; Approvals   15
Section 4.7   Government Contracts   15
Section 4.8   Financial Statements   15
Section 4.9   No Undisclosed Liabilities   15
Section 4.10   Absence of Certain Changes or Events   16
Section 4.11   Litigation   16
Section 4.12   Company Benefit Plans   16
Section 4.13   Labor Relations   19
Section 4.14   Real Property; Tangible Property   20
Section 4.15   Taxes   21
Section 4.16   Environmental Matters   23
Section 4.17   Brokers; Third Party Expenses   23
Section 4.18   Intellectual Property   23
Section 4.19   Privacy   25
Section 4.20   Agreements, Contracts and Commitments   26
Section 4.21   Insurance   27

 

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Section 4.22   Affiliate Matters   28
Section 4.23   Certain Provided Information   28
Section 4.24   Absence of Certain Business Practices   28
Section 4.25   Government Grants and Incentives   29
Section 4.26   OIG   29
Section 4.27   Suppliers and Customers.   29
Section 4.28   Disclaimer of Other Warranties   30
         
Article V REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF PARENT AND MERGER SUB   30
Section 5.1   Organization and Qualification   30
Section 5.2   Parent Subsidiaries   31
Section 5.3   Capitalization   31
Section 5.4   Authority Relative to this Agreement   32
Section 5.5   No Conflict; Required Filings and Consents   33
Section 5.6   Compliance; Approvals   33
Section 5.7   Parent SEC Reports and Financial Statements   34
Section 5.8   Absence of Certain Changes or Events   34
Section 5.9   Litigation   34
Section 5.10   Business Activities   35
Section 5.11   Parent Material Contracts   35
Section 5.12   Parent Listing   35
Section 5.13   Equity Financing Amount   36
Section 5.14   Trust Account   36
Section 5.15   Taxes   37
Section 5.16   Information Supplied   38
Section 5.17   Employees; Benefit Plans   38
Section 5.18   Board Approval; Stockholder Vote   38
Section 5.19   Title to Assets   38
Section 5.20   Affiliate Transactions   38
Section 5.21   Brokers   38
Section 5.22   Disclaimer of Other Warranties   39
         
Article VI CONDUCT PRIOR TO THE CLOSING DATE   40
Section 6.1   Conduct of Business by the Company and the Company Subsidiaries   40
Section 6.2   Conduct of Business by Parent and Merger Sub   43
         
Article VII ADDITIONAL AGREEMENTS   44
Section 7.1   Proxy Statement; Special Meeting   44
Section 7.2   Regulatory Approvals   47
Section 7.3   Other Filings; Press Release   47
Section 7.4   Confidentiality; Access to Information   48
Section 7.5   Reasonable Best Efforts   49
Section 7.6   No Parent Securities Transactions   50
Section 7.7   No Claim Against Trust Account   50
Section 7.8   Disclosure of Certain Matters   51
Section 7.9   Securities Listing   51
Section 7.10   No Solicitation   51
Section 7.11   Trust Account   52
Section 7.12   Directors’ and Officers’ Liability Insurance   53
Section 7.13   [Intentionally Left Blank]   53

 

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Section 7.14   Tax Matters   54
Section 7.15   Equity Financing Agreements   54
Section 7.16   Section 16 Matters   55
Section 7.17   Board of Directors   55
Section 7.18   LTIP and ESPP   56
Section 7.19   Release.   56
         
Article VIII CONDITIONS TO THE TRANSACTION   57
Section 8.1   Conditions to Obligations of Each Party’s Obligations   57
Section 8.2   Additional Conditions to Obligations of the Company   57
Section 8.3   Additional Conditions to the Obligations of Parent and Merger Sub   58
         
Article IX TERMINATION   59
Section 9.1   Termination   59
Section 9.2   Notice of Termination; Effect of Termination   60
         
Article X NO SURVIVAL   60
Section 10.1   No Survival   60
         
Article XI GENERAL PROVISIONS   61
Section 11.1   Notices   61
Section 11.2   Interpretation   62
Section 11.3   Counterparts; Electronic Delivery   62
Section 11.4   Entire Agreement; Third Party Beneficiaries   62
Section 11.5   Severability   62
Section 11.6   Other Remedies; Specific Performance   63
Section 11.7   Governing Law   63
Section 11.8   Consent to Jurisdiction; Waiver of Jury Trial   63
Section 11.9   Rules of Construction   64
Section 11.10   Expenses   64
Section 11.11   Assignment   64
Section 11.12   Amendment   64
Section 11.13   Extension; Waiver   64
Section 11.14   No Recourse   65
Section 11.15   Legal Representation   65
Section 11.16   Disclosure Letters and Exhibits   66

 

Schedule A DEFINED TERMS    1
     
Exhibit A Form of Parent Amended and Restated Charter    1
     
Exhibit B Form of Parent Amended and Restated Bylaws    1
     
Exhibit C Form of LTIP    1
     
Exhibit D Form of Employee Stock Purchase Plan    1
     
Exhibit E Form of Amended and Restated Registration Rights Agreement    1

 

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AGREEMENT AND PLAN OF MERGER

 

THIS AGREEMENT AND PLAN OF MERGER is made and entered into as of February 9, 2021, by and among CM Life Sciences, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Parent”), S-IV Sub, Inc., a Delaware corporation and a direct, wholly-owned subsidiary of Parent (“Merger Sub”), and Mount Sinai Genomics, Inc., a Delaware corporation, d/b/a Sema4 (the “Company”). Each of the Company, Parent and Merger Sub shall individually be referred to herein as a “Party” and, collectively, the “Parties”. The term “Agreement” as used herein refers to this Agreement and Plan of Merger, as the same may be amended from time to time, and all schedules, exhibits and annexes hereto (including the Company Disclosure Letter and the Parent Disclosure Letter, as defined herein). Defined terms used in this Agreement are listed alphabetically in Schedule A, together with the section and, if applicable, subsection in which the definition of each such term is located.

 

RECITALS

 

WHEREAS, Parent is a blank check company incorporated in Delaware for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses.

 

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”) and other applicable Legal Requirements (collectively, as applicable based on context, the “Applicable Legal Requirements”), the Parties intend to enter into a business combination transaction by which Merger Sub will merge with and into the Company (the “Merger”), with the Company being the surviving corporation of the Merger (the Company, in its capacity as the surviving corporation of the Merger, is sometimes referred to as the “Surviving Corporation”).

 

WHEREAS, for U.S. federal income tax purposes (and for purposes of any applicable state or local tax Legal Requirements that follows the U.S. federal income tax treatment), each of the Parties intends that the Merger will constitute a transaction that qualifies as a “reorganization” within the meaning of Section 368(a) of the Code and any comparable provision of state or local tax Legal Requirements (the “Intended Tax Treatment”), and that this Agreement be, and hereby is, adopted as a “plan of reorganization” for the purposes of Section 368 of the Code and Treasury Regulations Section 1.368-2(g).

 

WHEREAS, the board of directors of the Company has unanimously: (a) determined that it is in the best interests of the Company and the stockholders of the Company, and declared it advisable, to enter into this Agreement providing for the Merger in accordance with the DGCL; (b) approved this Agreement and the Transactions, including the Merger in accordance with the DGCL, on the terms and subject to the conditions of this Agreement; and (c) adopted a resolution recommending the plan of merger set forth in this Agreement be adopted by the stockholders of the Company.

 

WHEREAS, following execution of this Agreement, the Company shall to seek to obtain and deliver to Parent as promptly as practicable, and in any event no later than 24 hours following execution of this Agreement (the “Company Stockholder Approval Deadline”): (a) a written consent of the stockholders of the Company (the “Stockholder Consent and Joinder”), pursuant to which the requisite number of stockholders of the Company required to approve and adopt this Agreement, the Merger and the other Transactions under the Company Charter and the DGCL (the “Company Stockholder Approval” and such consenting stockholders of the Company, the “Consenting Stockholders”) will so approve and adopt this Agreement, the Merger and the other Transaction and (b) a lock-up letter agreement (the “Stockholder Lock-Up Agreement”) executed by each Consenting Stockholder, pursuant to which such Consenting Stockholder agrees to certain restrictions on its ability to sell or otherwise dispose of the shares of Parent Class A Stock such Consenting Stockholder receives pursuant to the Merger.

 

 

 

 

WHEREAS, the board of directors of Parent has unanimously: (a) determined that it is in the best interests of Parent and the stockholders of Parent, and declared it advisable, to enter into this Agreement providing for the Merger in accordance with the DGCL; (b) determined that the fair market value of the Company is equal to at least 80% of the amount held in the Trust Account (excluding any deferred underwriting commissions and taxes payable on interest earned) as of the date hereof; (c) approved this Agreement and the Transactions, including the Merger in accordance with the DGCL, on the terms and subject to the conditions of this Agreement; and (d) adopted a resolution recommending the plan of merger set forth in this Agreement be adopted by the stockholders of Parent (the “Parent Recommendation”).

 

WHEREAS, prior to the Closing, Parent shall: (a) subject to obtaining the approval of the Parent Stockholder Matters, adopt the Third Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of Parent (the “Parent A&R Charter”) in the form attached hereto as Exhibit A; (b) amend and restate the existing bylaws of Parent (the “Parent A&R Bylaws”) in the form attached hereto as Exhibit B, (c) adopt an equity incentive plan in the form attached hereto as Exhibit C (as such form may be modified in accordance with Section 7.18) (the “LTIP”) and (d) adopt an employee stock purchase plan in the form attached hereto as Exhibit D (as such form may be modified in accordance with Section 7.18) (the “ESPP”).

 

WHEREAS, on or about the date hereof, Parent has obtained commitments from the Equity Financing Investors for equity financing pursuant to certain Subscription Agreements, with such equity financings to be consummated immediately prior to the consummation of the Transactions.

 

WHEREAS, in connection with the consummation of the Merger, Parent and the Company Stockholders will enter into an amended and restated Registration Rights Agreement (the “A&R Registration Rights Agreement”) substantially in the form attached hereto as Exhibit E.

 

WHEREAS, as a condition and inducement to the Company’s willingness to enter into this Agreement, simultaneously with the execution and delivery of this Agreement, the Sponsor has executed and delivered to the Company the Sponsor Support Agreement (as defined below) pursuant to which the Sponsor has agreed to, among other things, vote to adopt and approve this Agreement and the other documents contemplated hereby and the transactions contemplated hereby and thereby.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the covenants, promises and representations set forth herein, and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the Parties agree as follows:

 

Article I
THE CLOSING TRANSACTIONS

 

Section 1.1 Closing . Unless this Agreement shall have been terminated pursuant to Section 9.1, the consummation of the Transactions (the “Closing”), other than the filing of the Certificate of Merger (as defined below), shall take place by electronic exchange of documents and signatures at a time and date to be specified in writing by the Parties, which shall be no later than the third Business Day after the satisfaction or waiver of the conditions set forth in Article VIII (other than those conditions that by their nature are to be satisfied at the Closing, but subject to the satisfaction or waiver of those conditions), or at such other time, date and location as the Parties agree in writing (the date on which the Closing occurs, the “Closing Date”). The Parties agree that the Closing signatures may be transmitted by email pdf files.

   

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Section 1.2 Parent Financing Certificate . Not more than two Business Days prior to the Closing, Parent shall deliver to the Company written notice (the “Parent Financing Certificate”) setting forth: (a) the aggregate amount of cash proceeds that will be required to satisfy any exercise of the Parent Stockholder Redemptions; (b) the amount of Parent Cash and Parent Transaction Costs as of the Closing; (c) the aggregate amount of the equity financing committed to Parent by the Equity Financing Agreements and (d) the number of shares of Parent Class A Stock to be outstanding as of the Closing after giving effect to the Parent Stockholder Redemptions, any forfeitures of shares of Parent Class A Stock by the Sponsor pursuant to the Sponsor Forfeiture Agreement, dated as of the date hereof, between the Parent and the Company, and the issuance of shares of Parent Class A Stock pursuant to the Equity Financing Agreements.

 

Section 1.3 Closing Documents.

 

(a) At the Closing, Parent or Merger Sub, as applicable, shall deliver to the Company:

 

(i) a certified copy of the Parent A&R Charter and the Parent A&R Bylaws;

 

(ii) a copy of the A&R Registration Rights Agreement, duly executed by Parent, Sponsor and the other existing parties thereto;

 

(iii) copies of resolutions and actions taken by Parent’s and Merger Sub’s board of directors and stockholders in connection with the approval of this Agreement and the Transactions;

 

(iv) written resignations in forms satisfactory to the Company, dated as of the Closing Date and effective as of the Closing executed by the officers and directors of Merger Sub and the officers and directors of Parent who will not retain such positions upon the Closing, as mutually agreed by Parent and the Company;

 

(v) the Indemnification Agreements, duly executed by Parent;

 

(vi) all other documents, instruments or certificates required to be delivered by Parent at or prior to the Closing pursuant to Section 8.2.

 

(b) At the Closing, the Company shall deliver to Parent:

 

(i) a copy of the Certificate of Merger, duly executed by the Company;

 

(ii) a copy of the A&R Registration Rights Agreement, duly executed by the Consenting Stockholders;

 

(iii) a copy of the Sponsor Agreement, duly executed by the Company;

 

(iv) copies of resolutions and actions taken by the Company’s board of directors and the Company Stockholders in connection with the approval of this Agreement and the Transactions;

 

(v) a schedule reflecting: (A) the calculation of the Closing Available Cash, Closing Available Excess Cash, Closing Cash Payment Amount and the Closing Number of Securities, in each case, based upon the amounts contained in the Parent Financing Certificate; (B) the calculation, as of the Closing, of the Aggregate Company Share Amount, Total Outstanding Company Shares, each Company Stockholder’s Total Stockholder Outstanding Shares, the Per Share Amount and the Earn-Out Total Outstanding Shares; (C) each Company Stockholder’s Cash Cap (if any), Cash Pro Rata Share (expressed as both a dollar amount and percentage), Cash Pro Rata Share Excess Percentage, Cash Pro Rata Share Excess Amount and Stockholder Cash Payment Amount; (D) the portion of the Closing Number of Securities issuable to each Company Stockholder at Closing pursuant to Section 2.7(a)(ii); and (E) each Company Stockholder’s Earn-Out Pro Rata Share of the Earn-Out Shares to be issued upon the occurrence of each Triggering Event in accordance with Article III, based on the Earn-Out Total Outstanding Shares and Earn-Out RSUs as of the Closing; and

 

(vi) all other documents, instruments or certificates required to be delivered by the Company at or prior to the Closing pursuant to Section 8.3.

 

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Section 1.4 Closing Transactions. At the Closing and on the Closing Date, the Parties shall cause the consummation of the following transactions in the following order, upon the terms and subject to the conditions of this Agreement:

 

(a) Parent shall make any payments in the aggregate amount of cash proceeds that will be required to satisfy any exercise of the Parent Stockholder Redemptions.

 

(b) Parent shall pay, or cause to be paid, all Parent Transaction Costs and Company Transaction Costs to the applicable payees, to the extent not paid prior to the Closing.

 

(c) The certificate of merger with respect to the Merger shall be prepared and executed in accordance with the relevant provisions of the DGCL (the “Certificate of Merger”) and filed with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware.

 

(d) Parent shall contribute to the Company an amount equal to or greater than the Company’s Required Funds.

 

(e) Parent shall deposit (or cause to be deposited) with the Exchange Agent the Closing Cash Payment Amount and the Closing Number of Securities.

 

Article II
THE MERGER

 

Section 2.1 Effective Time. Subject to the terms and subject to the conditions of this Agreement, on the Closing Date the Company and Merger Sub shall cause the Merger to be consummated by filing the Certificate of Merger with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware, in accordance with the applicable provisions of the DGCL (the time of such filing, or such later time as may be agreed in writing by the Company and Parent and specified in the Certificate of Merger, being the “Effective Time”).

 

Section 2.2 The Merger. At the Effective Time, upon the terms and subject to the conditions of this Agreement and in accordance with the applicable provisions of the DGCL, Merger Sub and the Company shall consummate the Merger, pursuant to which Merger Sub shall be merged with and into the Company, following which the separate corporate existence of Merger Sub shall cease and the Company shall continue as the Surviving Corporation after the Merger and as a direct, wholly-owned subsidiary of Parent.

 

Section 2.3 Effect of the Merger. At the Effective Time, the effect of the Merger shall be as provided in this Agreement, the Certificate of Merger and 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, agreements, powers and franchises, debts, liabilities, duties and obligations of Merger Sub and the Company shall become the property, rights, privileges, agreements, powers and franchises, debts, liabilities, duties and obligations of the Surviving Corporation, which shall include the assumption by the Surviving Corporation of any and all agreements, covenants, duties and obligations of Merger Sub and the Company set forth in this Agreement to be performed after the Effective Time.

 

Section 2.4 Governing Documents. Subject to Section 7.12, at the Effective Time, the certificate of incorporation and bylaws of the Surviving Corporation shall be amended to read the same as the certificate of incorporation and bylaws of Merger Sub as in effect immediately prior to the Effective Time, except that the name of the Surviving Corporation shall be the name determined by the Company (and reasonably acceptable to Parent).

 

Section 2.5 Directors and Officers of the Surviving Corporation. Immediately after the Effective Time, the board of directors and executive officers of the Surviving Corporation shall be the board of directors and executive officers of the Company as of immediately prior to the Effective Time.

 

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Section 2.6 Merger Consideration.

 

(a) Upon the terms and subject to the conditions of this Agreement, the aggregate consideration to be paid to the Company Stockholders shall be: (i) the Closing Merger Consideration; and (ii) the contingent right to receive the Earn-Out Shares following the Closing in accordance with Article III (collectively, the “Total Consideration”).

 

(b) The Closing Merger Consideration shall be paid or issued, as applicable, in the form of: (i) an amount in cash equal to the Closing Cash Payment Amount; and (ii) the Closing Number of Securities.

 

Section 2.7 Effect of the Merger on the Company Common Stock and Company Preferred Stock 

. Upon the terms and subject to the conditions of this Agreement, at the Effective Time, by virtue of the Merger and without any further action on the part of Parent, Merger Sub, the Company, the Company Stockholders or the holders of any of the securities of Parent, the following shall occur:

 

(a) Each share of Class B Common Stock issued and outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Time will be converted into 1/100th of a share of Class A Common Stock in accordance with the Company Organizational Documents. Immediately thereafter, each share of Company Common Stock and Company Preferred Stock (other than Excluded Shares and Dissenting Shares) issued and outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Time will be cancelled and automatically deemed for all purposes to represent the right to receive a portion of the Total Consideration, with each Company Stockholder being entitled to receive:

 

(i) if such Company Stockholder has made a Cash Election, such Company Stockholder’s Cash Pro Rata Share of the Closing Available Cash and, if applicable, such Company Stockholder’s Cash Pro Rata Share Excess Amount of the Closing Available Excess Cash (such aggregate amount in cash, the “Stockholder Cash Payment Amount”); provided that in no event shall a Company Stockholder’s Stockholder Cash Payment Amount exceed an amount equal to the product of (x) such Company Stockholder’s Total Stockholder Outstanding Shares multiplied by (y) the Per Share Amount;

 

(ii) a number of shares of Parent Class A Stock equal to the quotient of: (A) (1) the product of (x) such Company Stockholder’s Total Stockholder Outstanding Shares multiplied by (y) the Per Share Amount minus (2) such Company Stockholder’s Stockholder Cash Payment Amount, divided by (B) the Parent Stock Price; and

 

(iii) its Earn-Out Pro Rata Share of any Earn-Out Shares in accordance with Article III, subject to adjustment in accordance with Section 2.7(e);

 

in each case, without interest, upon surrender of stock certificates representing all of such Company Stockholder’s Company Common Stock and Company Preferred Stock (each, a “Certificate”) and delivery of the other documents required pursuant to Section 2.8. As of the Effective Time, each Company Stockholder shall cease to have any other rights in and to the Company or Surviving Corporation, and each Certificate relating to the ownership of shares of Company Common Stock and Company Preferred Stock (other than Excluded Shares) shall thereafter represent only the right to receive the applicable portion of the Total Consideration.

 

(b) Notwithstanding anything in this Agreement to the contrary, no fraction of a share of Parent Class A Stock will be issued by virtue of the Merger. Any fractional shares that would otherwise be issued will be rounded down to the nearest whole share of Parent Class A Stock.

 

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(c) Each issued and outstanding share of common stock of Merger Sub shall be converted into and become one validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable share of common stock, par value $0.01 per share, of the Surviving Corporation, which shall constitute the only outstanding shares of capital stock of the Surviving Corporation. From and after the Effective Time, all certificates representing the common stock of Merger Sub shall be deemed for all purposes to represent the number of shares of common stock of the Surviving Corporation into which they were converted in accordance with the immediately preceding sentence.

 

(d) Each share of Company Common Stock and Company Preferred Stock held in the Company’s treasury or owned by Parent, Merger Sub or the Company immediately prior to the Effective Time (each an “Excluded Share”), shall be cancelled and no consideration shall be paid or payable with respect thereto.

 

(e) The numbers of shares of Parent Class A Stock that the Company Stockholders are entitled to receive as a result of the Merger, and each other amount contained herein which is based upon the number of shares of Parent Class A Stock, and as otherwise contemplated by this Agreement shall be adjusted to reflect appropriately the effect of any stock split, split-up, reverse stock split, stock dividend or distribution (including any dividend or distribution of securities convertible into Parent Class A Stock), extraordinary cash dividend, reorganization, recapitalization, reclassification, combination, exchange of shares or other like change with respect to Parent Class A Stock occurring on or after the date hereof and prior to the Closing.

 

Section 2.8 Surrender of Company Certificates and Disbursement of Closing Consideration.

 

(a) Subject to this Section 2.8, at the Effective Time, Parent shall deliver, or cause to be delivered to each Company Stockholder portion of the Total Consideration to which such Company Stockholder is entitled pursuant to clauses (i) and (ii) of Section 2.7(a) (collectively, the “Closing Consideration”).

 

(b) Prior to the Effective Time, unless otherwise agreed by the Parties, Parent shall appoint a commercial bank or trust company reasonably acceptable to the Company (the “Exchange Agent”) for the purpose of exchanging Certificates for each Company Stockholder’s portion of the Closing Consideration. Not less than thirty (30) days prior to the anticipated Effective Time, the Company shall provide an election form for the Cash Election in a form mutually acceptable to Parent and the Company to each Company Stockholder that has not previously submitted a Cash Election or confirmed in writing to the Company that it will not be making a Cash Election.

 

(c) At the Effective Time, Parent shall deposit with the Exchange Agent the aggregate amount of the cash portion of the Closing Consideration and make available the aggregate amount of the equity portion of the Closing Consideration. Such cash and equity deposited with the Exchange Agent shall be referred to in this Agreement as the “Exchange Fund”. At the Effective Time, Parent shall deliver irrevocable instructions to the Exchange Agent to deliver the Closing Consideration out of the Exchange Fund in the manner it is contemplated to be issued or paid pursuant to this Article II.

 

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(d) Promptly after the Effective Time (and in any event within five Business Days thereafter), the Exchange Agent shall mail to each Company Stockholder who has not already received the Surrender Documentation (other than holders of Excluded Shares and Dissenting Shares): (i) a letter of transmittal in customary form specifying that delivery shall be effected, and risk of loss and title to the Certificates shall pass, only upon delivery of the Certificates (or affidavits of loss in lieu of the Certificates as provided in Section 2.8(g)) to the Exchange Agent, such letter of transmittal to be in such form and have such other provisions as Parent and the Company may reasonably agree; and (ii) instructions for surrendering the Certificates (or affidavits of loss in lieu of the Certificates as provided in Section 2.8(g)) to the Exchange Agent (the “Surrender Documentation”); provided, however, that the Exchange Agent shall not be required to deliver the Surrender Documentation to any Company Stockholder that has delivered its Surrender Documentation with respect to such Company Stockholder’s Certificates to the Exchange Agent at least two Business Days prior to the Closing Date. Upon surrender of a Certificate (or affidavit of loss in lieu of the Certificate as provided in Section 2.8(g)) to the Exchange Agent in accordance with the terms of the Surrender Documentation, the Exchange Agent will deliver to the holder of such Certificate in exchange therefor such holder’s portion of the Closing Consideration in accordance with Section 2.8(a) hereof, with: (A) any cash portion of the Closing Consideration being delivered via wire transfer of immediately available funds in accordance with instructions provided by such Company Stockholder in the letter of transmittal; and (B) the equity portion of the Closing Consideration being delivered via book-entry issuance (or at the written election of any Company Stockholder, in certificated form), in each case, less any required Tax withholdings as provided in Section 2.9; provided, however, that if the holder of such Certificate delivers to the Exchange Agent the Surrender Documentation with respect to such Company Stockholder’s Certificates at least two Business Days prior to the Closing Date, the Exchange Agent shall deliver to the holder of such Certificate in exchange therefor such holder’s portion of the Closing Consideration covered by such Surrender Documentation in accordance with clauses (A) and (B) of this sentence on the Closing Date or as promptly as practicable thereafter. The Certificate so surrendered shall forthwith be cancelled. Until so surrendered, each Certificate shall represent after the Effective Time for all purposes only the right to receive the applicable portion of the Total Consideration attributable to such Certificate. No interest will be paid or accrued on any amount payable upon due surrender of the Certificates. In the event of a transfer of ownership of shares of Company Common Stock or Company Preferred Stock that is not registered in the transfer records of the Company, the applicable portion of the Total Consideration to be delivered upon due surrender of the Certificate may be issued to such transferee if the Certificate formerly representing such shares of Company Common Stock or Company Preferred Stock is presented to the Exchange Agent, accompanied by all documents required to evidence and effect such transfer and to evidence that any applicable stock transfer Taxes have been paid or are not applicable.

 

(e) From and after the Effective Time, there shall be no transfers on the stock transfer books of the Company of the shares of Company Common Stock or Company Preferred Stock that were outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Time. If, after the Effective Time, any Certificate is presented to the Surviving Corporation, Parent or the Exchange Agent for transfer, it shall be cancelled and deemed exchanged for (without interest and after giving effect to any required Tax withholdings as provided in Section 2.9) the portion of the Total Consideration represented by such Certificate.

 

(f) Any portion of the Exchange Fund (including the proceeds of any investments of the Exchange Fund) that remains unclaimed by the Company Stockholders for 180 days after the Effective Time shall be delivered to the Surviving Corporation. Any Company Stockholder who has not theretofore complied with this Article II shall thereafter look only to the Surviving Corporation for payment of their respective portion of the Total Consideration (after giving effect to any required Tax withholdings as provided in Section 2.9) upon due surrender of its Certificates (or affidavits of loss in lieu of the Certificates as provided in Section 2.8(g)), without any interest thereon. Notwithstanding the foregoing, none of the Surviving Corporation, Parent, the Exchange Agent or any other Person shall be liable to any former Company Stockholder for any amount properly delivered to a public official pursuant to applicable abandoned property, escheat or similar Legal Requirements.

 

(g) In the event any Certificate shall have been lost, stolen or destroyed: (i) upon the making of an affidavit of that fact by the Person claiming such Certificate to be lost, stolen or destroyed; and (ii) if required by Parent, the posting by such Person of a bond in customary amount and upon such terms as may be required by Parent as indemnity against any claim that may be made against it or the Surviving Corporation with respect to such Certificate, the Exchange Agent will issue the portion of the Total Consideration attributable to such Certificate (after giving effect to any required Tax withholdings as provided in Section 2.9).

 

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Section 2.9 Withholding Taxes. Notwithstanding anything in this Agreement to the contrary, Parent, Merger Sub, the Company, the Surviving Corporation, the Exchange Agent and their Affiliates shall be entitled to deduct and withhold from the consideration otherwise payable pursuant to this Agreement, any amount required to be deducted and withheld with respect to the making of such payment under Applicable Legal Requirements; provided, that if Parent, Merger Sub, any of their respective Affiliates, or any party acting on their behalf determines that any payment to the Company Stockholders hereunder is subject to deduction and/or withholding, then Parent shall provide notice to the Company as soon as reasonably practicable after such determination; provided, further, that the parties shall use commercially reasonable efforts to minimize any such deduction and/or withholding. To the extent that amounts are so withheld and paid over to the appropriate Governmental Entity, such withheld amounts shall be treated for all purposes of this Agreement as having been paid to the Person in respect of which such deduction and withholding was made. Any amounts so withheld shall be timely remitted to the applicable Governmental Entity.

 

Section 2.10 Taking of Necessary Action; Further Action. If, at any time after the Effective Time, any further action is necessary or desirable to carry out the purposes of this Agreement and to vest the Surviving Corporation following the Merger with full right, title and possession to all assets, property, rights, privileges, powers and franchises of the Company and Merger Sub, the officers and directors or members, as applicable, (or their designees) of the Company and Merger Sub are fully authorized in the name of their respective corporations or otherwise to take, and will take, all such lawful and necessary action, so long as such action is not inconsistent with this Agreement.

 

Section 2.11 Tax Treatment of the Merger. For U.S. federal income tax purposes (and for purposes of any applicable state or local Tax that follows the U.S. federal income tax treatment), the Parties will prepare and file all Tax Returns consistent with the treatment of the Merger as a reorganization within the meaning of Section 368(a) of the Code (or comparable provision of state and local Tax Legal Requirement) and will not take any inconsistent position on any Tax Return or during the course of any audit, litigation or other proceeding with respect to Taxes, except as otherwise required by Applicable Legal Requirements (in the case of Parent, the Company or Surviving Entity, as determined by Parent in good faith).

 

Section 2.12 Effect on Company Options,Company RSUs and Company SARs.

 

(a) Each Company Option that is outstanding as of immediately prior to the Effective Time shall be assumed by Parent and converted into an option to purchase shares of Parent Class A Stock upon substantially the same terms and conditions as are in effect with respect to such Company Option immediately prior to the Effective Time, including with respect to vesting, exercisability and termination-related provisions (each, a “Parent Option”) except that (a) such Parent Option shall provide the right to purchase that whole number of shares of Parent Class A Stock (rounded down to the nearest whole share) equal to the number of shares of Company Common Stock subject to such Company Option as of immediately prior to the Effective Time, multiplied by the Option Exchange Ratio applicable to such Company Option, and (b) the exercise price per share for each such Parent Option shall be equal to the exercise price per share of such Company Option in effect immediately prior to the Effective Time, divided by the Option Exchange Ratio applicable to such Company Option (the exercise price per share, as so determined, being rounded up to the nearest full cent); provided, however, that the conversion of the Company Options will be made in a manner consistent with Treasury Regulation Section 1.424-1, such that such conversion will not constitute a “modification” of such Company Options for purposes of Section 409A or Section 424 of the Code.

 

(b) Each Company RSU that is outstanding as of immediately prior to the Effective Time shall be assumed by Parent and converted into a restricted stock unit representing the opportunity to be issued shares of Parent Class A Stock upon substantially the same terms and conditions as are in effect with respect to such Company RSU immediately prior to the Effective Time, including with respect to vesting and termination-related provisions (each, a “Parent RSU”) except that such Parent RSU shall provide opportunity to be issued that whole number of shares of Parent Class A Stock (rounded to the nearest whole share) equal to the number of Shares of Company Common Stock subject to such Company RSU as of immediately prior to the Effective Time, multiplied by the RSU Exchange Ratio; provided, however, that the conversion of the Company RSUs will be made in a manner consistent with the requirements of Section 409A of the Code and the applicable regulations promulgated thereunder.

 

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(c) Except as otherwise set forth in this Section 2.12, each Company SAR that is outstanding as of immediately prior to the Effective Time shall be assumed by Parent and converted into a stock appreciation right with respect to shares of Parent Class A Stock upon substantially the same terms and conditions as are in effect with respect to such Company SAR immediately prior to the Effective Time, including with respect to vesting, exercisability, payment terms and termination-related provisions (each, a “Parent SAR”) except that (i) such Parent SAR shall be based on that whole number of shares of Parent Class A Stock (rounded down to the nearest whole share) equal to the number of shares of Company Common Stock subject to such Company SAR as of immediately prior to the Effective Time, multiplied by the SAR Exchange Ratio, and (ii) the base amount per share for each such Parent SAR shall be equal to the base amount per share of such Company SAR in effect immediately prior to the Effective Time, divided by the SAR Exchange Ratio (the base amount per share, as so determined, being rounded up to the nearest full cent); provided, however, that the conversion of the Company SARs will be made in a manner consistent with Treasury Regulation Section 1.424-1, such that such conversion will not constitute a “modification” of such Company SARs for purposes of Section 409A or Section 424 of the Code. For the avoidance of doubt, the foregoing Section 2.12(c) shall not apply to any Company SAR that is deemed by the Company to be exercised in connection with the Closing.

 

(d) The Company shall take all necessary actions to effect the treatment of Company Options, Company RSUs and Company SARs pursuant to Sections 2.12(a) in accordance with the Company Incentive Plan and the applicable award agreements and to ensure that no Parent Option may be exercised prior to the effective date of an applicable Form S-8 (or other applicable form, including Form S-1 or Form S-3) of Parent. The board of directors of the Company shall amend the Company Incentive Plan and take all other necessary actions, effective as of immediately prior to the Closing, in order to (i) provide that the unallocated share reserve remaining under the Company Incentive Plan as of the Closing Date (including any shares subsequently returned to such share reserve as a result of the termination of awards issued under the Company Stock Plan) shall be included in the share reserve under the LTIP, in accordance with the terms thereof, and (ii) provide that no new Company Options, Company RSUs or Company SARs will be granted under the Company Incentive Plan following the Closing. Prior to the Effective Time, the Company shall deliver to each holder of a Company Option, Company RSU or Company SAR a notice, in a form reasonably acceptable to Parent, setting forth the effect of the Merger on such holder’s Company Options, Company RSUs and Company SARs and describing the treatment of such Company Options, Company RSUs and Company RSUs in accordance with this Section 2.12.

 

(e) Parent shall take all actions that are necessary for the assumption and conversion of the Company Options, Company RSUs and Company SARs pursuant to Section 2.12(a). If registration of the Parent Options, Parent RSUs or Parent SARs is required under the Securities Act, Parent shall file, as promptly as practicable after the date that is sixty (60) days after the Form 8-K announcing the Closing is filed (or any such earlier date permitted by Applicable Legal Requirements), a registration statement on Form S-8 with respect to such Parent Options, Parent RSUs and Parent SARs, and shall use its commercially reasonable efforts to maintain the effectiveness of such registration statement for so long as the applicable Parent Options, Parent RSUs and Parent SARs remain outstanding and such registration of the shares of Parent Class A Common Stock issuable thereunder continues to be required.

 

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Section 2.13 Dissenting Shares. Notwithstanding anything in this Agreement to the contrary, shares of Company Common Stock or Company Preferred Stock outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Time and held by a Company Stockholder who has not voted in favor of the Merger or consented thereto in writing or by electronic transmissions and has properly demanded appraisal for such shares in accordance with, and who complies in all respects with, Section 262 of the DGCL (such shares, “Dissenting Shares”), shall not be converted into the right to receive the Merger Consideration and shall instead represent the right to receive payment of the fair value of such Dissenting Shares in accordance with and to the extent provided by Section 262 of the DGCL. At the Effective Time, (i) all Dissenting Shares shall be cancelled, extinguished and cease to exist and (ii) the holders of Dissenting Shares shall be entitled to only such rights as may be granted to him, her or it under the DGCL. If any such Company Stockholder fails to perfect or otherwise waives, withdraws or loses such Company Stockholder’s right to appraisal under Section 262 of the DGCL or a court of competent jurisdiction shall determine such holder is not entitled to the relief provided by Section 262 of the DGCL, then the right of such holder to be paid the fair value of such Dissenting Shares under Section 262 of the DGCL shall cease and such Dissenting Shares shall be deemed to have been converted, as of the Effective Time, into and shall only represent the right to receive the Merger Consideration upon the surrender of such shares in accordance with this Article II. The Company shall give Parent reasonably prompt notice of any demands received by the Company for appraisal of shares of Company Common Stock or Company Preferred Stock, attempted withdrawals of such demands and any other instruments served pursuant to the DGCL and received by the Company relating to rights to be paid the fair value of Dissenting Shares, and Parent shall have the right to participate in and direct all negotiations and proceedings with respect to such demands. Prior to the Effective Time, the Company shall not, except with the prior written consent of Parent (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed), make any payment with respect to, or settle or compromise or offer to settle or compromise, any such demands or waive any failure to timely deliver a written demand for appraisal or otherwise comply with the provisions under Section 262 of the DGCL, or agree or commit to do any of the foregoing.

 

Article III
EARN OUT

 

Section 3.1 Issuance of Earn-Out Shares

 

(a) Following the Closing, and as additional consideration for the Merger and the other Transactions, within five Business Days after the occurrence of a Triggering Event, Parent shall issue or cause to be issued to each Company Stockholder (other than holders of Dissenting Shares) and Earn-Out Service Provider (in accordance with its respective Earn-Out Pro Rata Share and, in the case of the Earn-Out Service Providers, in accordance with the terms of the applicable Earn-Out Award Agreement) the following shares of Parent Class A Stock (which shall be equitably adjusted for stock splits, reverse stock splits, stock dividends, reorganizations, recapitalizations, reclassifications, combination, exchange of shares or other like change or transaction with respect to Parent Class A Stock occurring on or after the Closing, the “Earn-Out Shares”), upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in this Agreement and the other Transaction Agreements and, in the case of the Earn-Out Service Providers, subject to the additional requirements set forth in Section 3.4 and the applicable Earn-Out Award Agreement:

 

(i) upon the occurrence of Triggering Event I, a one-time issuance of a number of Earn-Out Shares equal to 3.66% of the Earn-Out Total Outstanding Shares;

 

(ii) upon the occurrence of Triggering Event II, a one-time issuance of a number of Earn-Out Shares equal to 3.67% of the Earn-Out Total Outstanding Shares; and

 

(iii) upon the occurrence of Triggering Event III, a one-time issuance of a number of Earn-Out Shares equal to 3.67% of the Earn-Out Total Outstanding Shares; and

 

(iv) upon the last day of any calendar year in which an Earn-Out Forfeiture occurs, a one-time issuance of a number of Earn-Out Shares equal to the Forfeiture Pool as in effect as of such date.

 

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(b) For the avoidance of doubt, the Company Stockholders and the Earn-Out Service Providers shall be entitled to receive Earn-Out Shares upon the occurrence of each Triggering Event (and, in the case of the Earn-Out Service Providers, subject to the additional requirements set forth in Section 3.4 and the applicable Earn-Out Award Agreement); provided, however, that each Triggering Event shall only occur once, if at all, and in no event shall the Company Stockholders and the Earn-Out Service Providers, in the aggregate, be entitled to receive more than an aggregate number of Earn-Out Shares equal to 11% of the Earn-Out Total Outstanding Shares.

 

Section 3.2 Acceleration Event. If, during the Earn-Out Period, there is a Change of Control that will result in the holders of Parent Class A Stock receiving a per share price equal to or in excess of the applicable Common Share Price required in connection with a given Triggering Event (an “Acceleration Event”), then immediately prior to the consummation of such Change of Control (the “Accelerated Vesting Date”): (a) any such Triggering Event that has not previously occurred shall be deemed to have occurred; and (b) Parent shall issue the applicable Earn-Out Shares (including any Earn-Out Shares accumulated in the Forfeiture Pool as of the Accelerated Vesting Date) to the Company Stockholders and Earn-Out Service Providers (in accordance with their respective Earn-Out Pro Rata Share and, in the case of Earn-Out Service Providers, if and to the extent required in accordance with the applicable Earn-Out Award Agreement), and the recipients of such issued Earn-Out Shares shall be eligible to participate with respect thereto in such Change of Control. If there is a Change in Control following the Earn-Out Period, then immediately prior to the consummation of such Change in Control, Parent shall issue the Earn-Out Shares then-accumulated in the Forfeiture Pool, if any, to the Company Stockholders and Earn-Out Service Providers (in accordance with their respective Earn-Out Pro Rata Share and, in the case of the Earn-Out Service Providers, if and to the extent required in accordance with the applicable Earn-Out Award Agreement), and the recipients of such issued Earn-Out Shares shall be eligible to participate with respect thereto in such Change of Control.

 

Section 3.3 Tax Treatment of Earn-Out Shares. Any issuance of Earn-Out Shares to Company Stockholders, including any issuance of Earn-Out Shares made upon the occurrence of an Acceleration Event pursuant to Section 3.2, shall be treated as an adjustment to the Total Consideration by the Parties for Tax purposes, unless otherwise required by Tax law and is intended to comply with and shall be effected in accordance with Rev. Proc. 84-42, 1984-1 C.B. 521.

 

Section 3.4 Earn-Out Service Providers. The terms of the issuance of the Earn-Out Shares underlying an award of Earn-Out RSUs to the Earn-Out Service Providers shall be set forth in a written agreement between the Company and such Earn-Out Service Provider (each, an “Earn Out Award Agreement”), in a form reasonably acceptable to Parent, which may provide that the Earn-Out Shares that would otherwise become issuable to an Earn-Out Service Provider pursuant to Section 3.1(a) shall remain subject to certain additional vesting conditions as set forth therein, and which may provide for accelerated vesting in the event of a Change in Control. In the event that an Earn-Out Service Provider does not satisfy the vesting conditions set forth in his or her Earn-Out Award Agreement (an “Earn-Out Forfeiture”), such Earn-Out Service Provider shall be deemed to have forfeited his or her right to receive the applicable Earn-Out Shares for no consideration. Any such Earn-Out Shares that are so forfeited shall accumulate in a “Forfeiture Pool” and shall be issued in accordance with Section 3.1(a) or Section 3.2, as applicable. The delivery of Earn-Out Shares underlying the Earn-Out RSUs shall be subject to the payment of any applicable Tax withholdings and compliance with any applicable requirements of the securities and other laws.

 

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Article IV
REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES REGARDING THE COMPANY

 

Except as set forth in the letter dated as of the date of this Agreement delivered by the Company to Parent and Merger Sub prior to or in connection with the execution and delivery of this Agreement (the “Company Disclosure Letter”), the Company hereby represents and warrants to Parent and Merger Sub as of the date hereof and as of the Closing Date as follows:

 

Section 4.1 Organization and Qualification. The Company is a corporation duly incorporated, validly existing and in good standing under the Legal Requirements of the State of Delaware and has all requisite corporate power and authority to own, lease and operate its assets and properties and to carry on its business as it is now being conducted, except as would not be material to the Group Companies, taken as a whole. The Company is duly licensed or qualified to do business in each jurisdiction in which the ownership of its property or the character of its activities is such as to require it to be so licensed or qualified, except where the failure to be so licensed or qualified or in good standing would not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to prevent, materially delay or materially impair the ability of the Company to consummate the Transactions or have a Company Material Adverse Effect. Complete and correct copies of the certificate of incorporation and by-laws (or other comparable governing instruments with different names) (collectively referred to herein as “Charter Documents”) of the Company as amended and currently in effect, have been made available to Parent or its representatives.

 

Section 4.2 Company Subsidiaries.

 

(a) The Company’s direct and indirect Subsidiaries, together with their jurisdiction of incorporation or organization, as applicable, are listed on Schedule 4.2(a) of the Company Disclosure Letter (the “Company Subsidiaries”). Each Company Subsidiary has been duly formed or organized and is validly existing under the Legal Requirements of its respective jurisdiction of incorporation or organization and has the requisite power and authority to own, lease and operate its assets and properties and to conduct its business as now being conducted, except where the failure to be so formed, organized or existing, or to have such power and authority, would not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to be material to the Group Companies, taken as a whole. The Company has previously provided to Parent or its representatives true and complete copies of the Charter Documents of the Company Subsidiaries, as amended and currently in effect.

 

(b) Except as set forth on Schedule 4.2(b) of the Company Disclosure Letter, each Company Subsidiary is duly licensed or qualified to do business and, where applicable, is in good standing as a foreign corporation (or other entity, if applicable) in each jurisdiction in which it is conducting business, or the operation, ownership or leasing of its property or the character of its activities is such as to require it to be so licensed or qualified, except where the failure to be so licensed or qualified or in good standing would not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to prevent, materially delay or materially impair the ability of the Company to consummate the Transactions or have a Company Material Adverse Effect.

 

Section 4.3 Capitalization.

 

(a) The authorized capital stock of the Company consists of: (i) 2,500,000 shares of Class A Common Stock, of which one share is issued and outstanding as of the date of this Agreement; (ii) 15,000,000 shares of Class B Common Stock, of which 549,965 shares are issued and outstanding as of the date of this Agreement; (iii) 444,373 shares of Series A-1 Preferred Stock, par value $0.00001, of the Company (“Series A-1 Preferred Stock”), of which 447,373 shares are issued and outstanding as of the date of this Agreement; (iv) 522,267 shares of Series A-2 Preferred Stock, par value $0.00001, of the Company (“Series A-2 Preferred Stock”), of which 401,347 shares are issued and outstanding as of the date of this Agreement; (v) 338,663 shares of Series B Preferred Stock, par value $0.00001, of the Company (“Series B Preferred Stock”), of which 338,663 shares are issued and outstanding as of the date of this Agreement; and (vi) 197,824 shares of Series C Preferred Stock, par value $0.00001, of the Company (“Series C Preferred Stock” and, together with the Series A-1 Preferred Stock, Series A-2 Preferred Stock and Series B Preferred Stock, the “Company Preferred Stock”), of which 197,821 shares are issued and outstanding as of the date of this Agreement. All of the issued and outstanding shares of Company Common Stock and Company Preferred Stock have been duly authorized and validly issued and are fully paid and nonassessable and have not been issued in violation of any preemptive or similar rights. Each share of Company Common Stock and Company Preferred Stock has been issued in compliance in all material respects with: (A) Applicable Legal Requirements; and (B) the Company’s Charter Documents. Schedule 4.3(a) of the Company Disclosure Letter contains a true and correct list of all Company Common Stock and Company Preferred Stock owned by each Company Stockholder, and the respective class(es) thereof.

 

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(b) The Company has previously provided to Parent a list, dated as of February 6, 2021, that is true and correct as of such date, setting forth the name of each holder of any Company Option granted under the Company Incentive Plan, the number of Company Options held by each holder, the class of shares underlying such Company Options and the applicable exercise price. Other than the Company Incentive Plan there are no stock appreciation, phantom stock, stock-based performance unit, profit participation, restricted stock, restricted stock unit or other equity-based compensation award or similar rights with respect to the Company. The Company has not granted any outstanding options, warrants, rights or other securities convertible into or exchangeable or exercisable for shares of the Company Common Stock or Company Preferred Stock, or any other commitments or agreements providing for the issuance of additional shares, the sale of treasury shares, or for the repurchase or redemption of shares of Company Common Stock or Company Preferred Stock, and there are no agreements of any kind which may obligate the Company to issue, purchase, register for sale, redeem or otherwise acquire any of its capital stock. Except for this Agreement, there are no registration rights, and there is no voting trust, proxy, rights plan, anti-takeover plan or other agreements or understandings with respect to the shares of Company Common Stock or Company Preferred Stock. No Company RSUs are outstanding as of the date of this Agreement.

 

(c) The outstanding shares of capital stock (or other equity interests) of each of the Company Subsidiaries have been duly authorized and validly issued and (if applicable) are fully paid and nonassessable (where such concepts are applicable) and have not been issued in violation of any preemptive or similar rights. The Company or one or more of its wholly owned Subsidiaries own of record and beneficially all the issued and outstanding shares of capital stock (or other equity interests) of such Company Subsidiaries free and clear of any Liens other than (i) as may be set forth on Schedule 4.3(c); (ii) for any restrictions on sales of securities under applicable securities laws; and (iii) Permitted Liens. There are no outstanding options, warrants, rights or other securities convertible into or exercisable or exchangeable for any shares of capital stock (or other equity interests) of such Company Subsidiaries, any other commitments or agreements providing for the issuance of additional shares (or other equity interests), the sale of treasury shares, or for the repurchase or redemption of such Company Subsidiaries’ shares of capital stock (or other equity interests), or any agreements of any kind which may obligate any Company Subsidiary to issue, purchase, register for sale, redeem or otherwise acquire any of its shares of capital stock (or other equity interests). Except for the equity interests of the Company Subsidiaries set forth on Schedule 4.2(a) of the Company Disclosure Letter and as otherwise set forth on Schedule 4.3(c) of the Company Disclosure Letter, neither the Company nor any of the Company Subsidiaries owns, directly or indirectly, any ownership, equity, profits or voting interest in any Person or have any agreement or commitment to purchase any such interest, and has not agreed and is not obligated to make nor is bound by any written, oral or other Contract, binding understanding, option, warranty or undertaking of any nature, as of the date hereof or as may hereafter be in effect under which it may become obligated to make, any future investment in or capital contribution to any other entity.

 

(d) Except as provided for in this Agreement, as a result of the consummation of the Transactions, no shares of capital stock, warrants, options or other securities of the Company are issuable and no rights in connection with any shares, warrants, options or other securities of the Company accelerate or otherwise become triggered (whether as to vesting, exercisability, convertibility or otherwise).

 

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Section 4.4 Due Authorization. The Company has all requisite corporate power and authority to: (a) execute, deliver and perform this Agreement and the other Transaction Agreements to which it is a party; and (b) carry out the Company’s obligations hereunder and thereunder and to consummate the Transactions (including the Merger), in each case, subject to the consents, approvals, authorizations and other requirements described in Section 4.5. The execution and delivery by the Company of this Agreement and the other Transaction Agreements to which it is a party and the consummation by the Company of the Transactions (including the Merger) have been, or in the case of any Transaction Agreements to be executed at or in connection with the Closing, will be duly and validly authorized by all requisite action, including approval by the board of directors of the Company and, following receipt of the Company Stockholder Approval, the Company Stockholders as required by the DGCL, and no other corporate proceeding on the part of the Company is necessary to authorize this Agreement. This Agreement and the other Transaction Agreements to which it is a party have been duly and validly executed and delivered by the Company and (assuming this Agreement constitutes a legal, valid and binding obligation of each of Parent and Merger Sub) constitute or will constitute the legal, valid and binding obligation of the Company, enforceable against the Company in accordance with their terms, subject to applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, fraudulent conveyance, reorganization, moratorium and similar laws affecting creditors’ rights generally and subject, as to enforceability, to general principles of equity (collectively, the “Remedies Exception”).

 

Section 4.5 No Conflict; Governmental Consents and Filings .

 

(a) Except as set forth on Schedule 4.5(a) of the Company Disclosure Letter, subject to the receipt of the consents, approvals, authorizations and other requirements set forth in Section 4.5(b), the execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement (including the consummation by the Company of the Transactions) and the other Transaction Agreements to which the Company is a party by the Company do not and will not: (i) violate any provision of, or result in the breach of, any Applicable Legal Requirement to which any of the Group Companies is subject or by which any property or asset of any of the Group Companies is bound; (ii) conflict with or violate the Charter Documents of any of the Group Companies; (iii) violate any provision of or result in a breach, default or acceleration of, require a consent under, or create any right to payment under any Company Material Contract or Material Current Government Contract, or terminate or result in the termination of any Company Material Contract or Material Current Government Contract, or result in the creation of any Lien under any Company Material Contract or Material Current Government Contract upon any of the properties or assets of any of the Group Companies, or constitute an event which, after notice or lapse of time or both, would result in any such violation, breach, default, acceleration, termination or creation of a Lien; or (iv) result in a violation or revocation of any required Approvals, except to the extent that the occurrence of any of the foregoing items set forth in clauses (iii) or (iv) would not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to prevent, materially delay or materially impair the ability of the Company to consummate the Transactions or have a Company Material Adverse Effect.

 

(b) Assuming the truth and completeness of the representations and warranties of Parent contained in this Agreement, no consent, notice, approval or authorization of, or designation, declaration or filing with, any Governmental Entity is required on the part of the Company with respect to the Company’s execution, delivery or performance of this Agreement, any of the other Transaction Agreements to which it is a party or the consummation by the Company of the Transactions (including the Merger), except for: (i) applicable requirements of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (the “HSR Act”) or any similar foreign law; (ii) any consents, notices, approvals, authorizations, designations, declarations or filings, the absence of which would not reasonably be expected to have a Company Material Adverse Effect; (iii) compliance with any applicable requirements of the securities laws; (iv) as otherwise disclosed on Schedule 4.5(b); and (v) the filing of the Certificate of Merger in accordance with the DGCL.

 

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Section 4.6 Legal Compliance; Approvals.

  

(a) Each of the Group Companies has during the past three years complied with, and is not currently in violation of, any Applicable Legal Requirements with respect to the conduct of its business, or the ownership or operation of its business, except for failures to comply or violations which, individually or in the aggregate, have not been and are not reasonably likely to be material to the Group Companies, taken as a whole. No written, or to the Knowledge of the Company, oral notice of non-compliance with any Applicable Legal Requirements has been received during the past three years by any of the Group Companies.

 

(b) Each Group Company is in possession of all franchises, grants, authorizations, licenses, permits, consents, certificates, approvals and orders from Governmental Entities (“Approvals”) necessary to own, lease and operate the properties it purports to own, operate or lease and to carry on its business as it is now being conducted, except where the failure to have such Approvals would not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to be material to the Group Companies, taken as a whole.

 

Section 4.7 Government Contracts. Schedule 4.7 of the Company Disclosure Letter sets forth a list of each Current Government Contract in existence as of the date hereof that involves aggregate payments to the Company or any of the Company Subsidiaries that are reasonably expected to be in excess of $250,000 (each, a “Material Current Government Contract”). Each Current Government Contract was legally awarded to the Company or a Company Subsidiary, as applicable. Each Current Government Contract: (i) is a legal, valid binding obligation of the Company or such Company Subsidiary, as applicable; and (ii) is in full force and effect and enforceable against the Company or such Company Subsidiary, as applicable, in accordance with its terms.

 

Section 4.8 Financial Statements.

 

(a) The Company has previously provided to Parent: (i) the audited balance sheets and statements of operations and comprehensive loss, changes in equity and cash flows of the Company for the twelve- month periods ended December 31, 2019 and 2018 together with the auditor’s reports thereon (the “Audited Financial Statements”); and (ii) an unaudited balance sheet and statements of operations and comprehensive loss and cash flows of the Company as of and for the 11-month period ended November 30, 2021 (the “Interim Financial Statements” and, together with the Audited Financial Statements, the “Financial Statements”). The Financial Statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position and results of operations of the Company as of the dates and for the periods indicated in such Financial Statements in conformity with GAAP (except in the case of the Interim Financial Statements for the absence of footnotes and other presentation items and for normal year-end adjustments).

 

(b) The Company has established and maintained a system of internal controls. To the Knowledge of the Company, such internal controls are sufficient to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of the Company’s financial reporting and the preparation of the Company’s financial statements for external purposes in accordance with GAAP.

 

(c) There are no outstanding loans or other extensions of credit made by the Company to any executive officer (as defined in Rule 3b-7 under the Exchange Act) or director of the Company.

 

Section 4.9 No Undisclosed Liabilities. There is no liability, debt or obligation (absolute, accrued, contingent or otherwise) of any of the Group Companies of a type required to be reflected or reserved for on a balance sheet prepared in accordance with GAAP, except for liabilities, debts and obligations: (a) provided for in, or otherwise reflected or reserved for on the Financial Statements or disclosed in the notes thereto; (b) that have arisen since the date of the most recent balance sheet included in the Financial Statements in the ordinary course of the operation of business of the Group Companies; (c) incurred in connection with the transactions contemplated by this Agreement; or (d) which would not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Company Material Adverse Effect.

 

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Section 4.10 Absence of Certain Changes or Events. Except as contemplated by this Agreement, since August 27, 2020 through the date of this Agreement, except as required to respond to Pandemic Measures, each of the Group Companies has conducted its business in the ordinary course consistent with past practice and there has not been: (a) any Company Material Adverse Effect; (b) any purchase, redemption or other acquisition by the Company of any of the shares of Company Common Stock, Company Preferred Stock or any other securities of the Company or any options, warrants, calls or rights to acquire any such Company Common Stock, Company Preferred Stock or other securities, other than pursuant to the terms of a Company Option; (c) any split, combination or reclassification of any of the shares of Company Common Stock or Company Preferred Stock; (d) any material change by the Company in its accounting methods, principles or practices, except as required by concurrent changes in GAAP or Applicable Legal Requirements; (e) any change in the auditors of the Company; (f) any issuance of shares of Company Common Stock or Company Preferred Stock, other than in connection with the exercise of a Company Option or Company SAR; (g) any revaluation by the Company of any of its assets, including any sale of assets of the Company other than with respect to sales in the ordinary course of business; or (h) any action taken or agreed upon by any of the Group Companies that would be prohibited by Section 6.1 (other than clauses (a), (c), (d), (i) and, to the extent related to the foregoing clauses, (p) thereof) if such action were taken on or after the date hereof without the consent of Parent.

 

Section 4.11 Litigation. Except as set forth on Schedule 4.11 of the Company Disclosure Letter or as would not be material to the Group Companies, taken as a whole, as of the date hereof, there are: (a) no pending or, to the Knowledge of the Company, threatened in writing, Legal Proceedings against any of the Group Companies or any of its properties or assets, or any of the directors or officers of any of the Group Companies with regard to their actions as such; (b) to the Knowledge of the Company, other than with respect to audits, examinations or investigations in the ordinary course of business conducted by a Governmental Entity pursuant to a Current Government Contract, no pending or threatened in writing, audits, examinations or investigations by any Governmental Entity against any of the Group Companies with regard to their actions as such; (c) no pending or threatened in writing Legal Proceedings by any of the Group Companies against any third party; (d) no settlements or similar agreements that imposes any material ongoing obligations or restrictions on any of the Group Companies; and (e) no Orders imposed or, to the Knowledge of the Company, threatened to be imposed upon any of the Group Companies or any of their respective properties or assets, or any of the directors or officers of any of the Group Companies with regard to their actions as such.

 

Section 4.12 Company Benefit Plans.

 

(a) Schedule 4.12(a) of the Company Disclosure Letter sets forth a complete list of each material Company Benefit Plan, including all employment contracts or offer letters unless any such arrangement is in a form substantially similar to a form of employment contract or offer letter identified on Schedule 4.12(a) of the Company Disclosure Letter (which schedule includes a general description of groups of employees that has entered into agreements on such forms). “Company Benefit Plan” means each “employee benefit plan” (within the meaning of Section 3(3) of ERISA), and each other retirement, supplemental retirement, deferred compensation, employment, bonus, incentive compensation, stock purchase, employee stock ownership, equity-based, phantom-equity, profit-sharing, severance, termination protection, change in control, retention, employee loan, retiree medical or life insurance, educational, employee assistance, fringe benefit and all other employee benefit plan, policy, agreement, program or arrangement, whether or not subject to ERISA, whether formal or informal, oral or written, which any Group Company sponsors or maintains for the benefit of its current or former employees, individuals who provide services and are compensated as individual independent contractors or directors, or with respect to which any Group Company has any direct or indirect present or future liability (including on account of its affiliation with an ERISA Affiliate). Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, in the case of any representation or warranty contained in this Section 4.12 concerning an employee benefit plan that is a Company Benefit Plan on account of the Company’s affiliation with an ERISA Affiliate, such representation and warranty is made to the Knowledge of the Company.

 

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(b) With respect to each Company Benefit Plan on Schedule 4.12(a) of the Company Disclosure Letter, the Company has made available to Parent or its representatives copies of, as applicable: (i) such Company Benefit Plan, or the applicable form listed on Schedule 4.12(a) of the Company Disclosure Letter, and any trust agreement relating to such plan; (ii) the most recent summary plan description for such Company Benefit Plan for which such summary plan description is required; (iii) the most recent annual report on Form 5500 and all attachments thereto filed with the Internal Revenue Service with respect to such Company Benefit Plan (if applicable); (iv) the most audited financial statements, and actuarial or other valuation reports; (v) the most recent determination or opinion letter, if any, issued by the Internal Revenue Service with respect to such Company Benefit Plan; and (vi) any material non-routine correspondence with any Governmental Entity regarding any Company Benefit Plan during the past three years.

 

(c) Except as would not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to be material to the Group Companies, taken as a whole:

 

(i) each Company Benefit Plan has been administered in accordance with its terms and all Applicable Legal Requirements, including ERISA and the Code;

 

(ii) all contributions required to be made with respect to any Company Benefit Plan on or before the date hereof have been made;

 

(iii) no non-exempt “prohibited transaction” (within the meaning of Section 406 of ERISA and Section 4975 of the Code) has occurred or is reasonably expected to occur with respect to any Company Benefit Plan;

 

(iv) with respect to any Company Benefit Plan no actions, suits, claims (other than routine claims for benefits in the ordinary course), audits, inquiries, proceedings or lawsuits are pending, or, to the Knowledge of the Company, threatened against any Company Benefit Plan, the assets of any of the trusts under such plans or the plan sponsor or administrator, or against any fiduciary of any Employee Benefit Plan with respect to the operation thereof; and

 

(v) no event has occurred, and to the Knowledge of the Company, no condition exists that would, by reason of the Company’s affiliation with any of its ERISA Affiliates, subject any Group Company to any material tax, fine, lien, penalty or other liability imposed by ERISA, the Code or other Legal Requirements

 

(d) Each Company Benefit Plan which is intended to be qualified within the meaning of Section 401(a) of the Code: (A) has received a favorable determination or opinion letter as to its qualification; or (B) has been established under a standardized master and prototype or volume submitter plan for which a current favorable Internal Revenue Service advisory letter or opinion letter has been obtained by the plan sponsor and is valid as to the adopting employer, and nothing has occurred and no circumstances exist that would reasonably be expected to result in the loss of the qualification of such plan under Section 401(a) of the Code.

 

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(e) Except as would not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to be material to the Group Companies, taken as a whole, (i) no Company Benefit Plan covered by Title IV of ERISA, Section 412 of the Code or Section 302 of ERISA (a “Pension Plan”) has been terminated and no proceedings have been instituted to terminate or appoint a trustee to administer any such plan; (ii) no Pension Plan has failed to satisfy the minimum funding standard within the meaning of Section 412 of the Code or Section 302 of ERISA, or obtained a waiver of any minimum funding standard or an extension of any amortization period under Section 412 of the Code or Section 302 or 304 of ERISA; (iii) no Pension Plan is, or is expected to be, considered an at-risk plan within the meaning of Section 430 of the Code or Section 303 of ERISA; (iv) neither the Company, any of its Subsidiaries, or any of their respective ERISA Affiliates has incurred any unsatisfied withdrawal liability to any “multiemployer plan” within the meaning of Section (3)(37) of ERISA (“Multiemployer Plan”) and the aggregate liabilities of the Company and its Subsidiaries to all Multiemployer Plans in the event of a complete withdrawal therefrom, as of the close of the most recent fiscal year of each Multiemployer Plan ended prior to the date hereof, would not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to be material to the Group Companies, taken as a whole and (v) to the Knowledge of the Company, no Multiemployer Plan is in endangered or critical status under Section 432 of the Code or Section 305 of ERISA. No Group Company nor any of their respective ERISA Affiliates has, within the past six years, sponsored, contributed to, been obligated to contribute to, or has any current or contingent liability in respect of a “multiple employer welfare arrangement” within the meaning of Section 3(40) of ERISA.

 

(f) Except as would not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to be material to the Group Companies, taken as a whole, with respect to the Company Benefit Plans or their administrators or fiduciaries: (i) no actions, suits or claims (other than routine claims for benefits in the ordinary course) are pending or, to the Knowledge of the Company, threatened; and (ii) no facts or circumstances exist that would reasonably be expected to give rise to any such actions, suits or claims.

 

(g) None of the Company Benefit Plans provides for, and the Group Companies have no liability in respect of, post-retiree or post-employment health, welfare or life insurance benefits or coverage for any participant or any beneficiary of a participant, except as may be required under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985, as amended, or similar state or other Legal Requirements and at the sole expense of such participant or the participant’s beneficiary.

 

(h) Except as would not reasonably be expected to result in material Liabilities to the Group Companies, taken as a whole, since January 1, 2018, (i) no Group Company has been party to any proceeding, order, dispute, or claim involving any joint employer or co-employer causes of action by any individual who was employed or engaged by a third party and providing services to any Group Company; and (ii) no Group Company has been deemed to be, or to the Knowledge of the Company alleged to be, in a joint-employment, co-employment, or similar relationship with any third party, with respect to any of the Group Company’s employees or individual independent contractors.

 

(i) Neither the execution and delivery of this Agreement nor the consummation of the Transactions will, either alone or in connection with any other event(s): (i) result in any payment or benefit becoming due to any current or former employee, contractor or director of the Group Companies or under any Company Benefit Plan; (ii) increase any amount of compensation or benefits otherwise payable to any current or former employee, contractor or director of the Group Companies or under any Company Benefit Plan; (iii) result in the acceleration of the time of payment, funding or vesting of any benefits to any current or former employee, contractor or director of the Group Companies or under any Company Benefit Plan; or (iv) result in any limit on the right to merge, amend or terminate any Company Benefit Plan.

 

(j) Neither the execution and delivery of this Agreement nor the consummation of the Transactions shall, either alone or in connection with any other event(s), give rise to any “excess parachute payment” as defined in Section 280G(b)(1) of the Code or any excise tax owing under Section 4999 of the Code.

 

(k) The Company maintains no obligations to gross-up or reimburse any individual for any tax or related interest or penalties incurred by such individual, including under Sections 409A or 4999 of the Code or otherwise.

 

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(l) Each Company Benefit Plan which is a “nonqualified deferred compensation plan” subject to Section 409A of the Code has been established, operated and maintained in compliance with Section 409A of the Code in all material respects.

 

Section 4.13 Labor Relations.

 

(a) The Company has made available to the Parent a complete list of all employees of the Group Companies as of the date of this Agreement and, as applicable, their classification as exempt or non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act, employer, title and/or job description, job location (city and state) and base compensation and any bonuses paid with respect to the 2020 fiscal year. As of the date of this Agreement, all employees of the Group Companies are legally permitted to be employed by the Group Companies in the jurisdiction in which such employees are employed in their current job capacities.

 

(b) No Group Company is a party to or negotiating any collective bargaining agreement with respect to employees of any Group Company.

 

(c) Except as would not reasonably be expected to result in material Liabilities to the Group Companies, taken as a whole, since January 1, 2018, there have been no strikes, work stoppages, slowdowns, lockouts, arbitrations, or material grievances or other labor disputes (including unfair labor practice charges, grievances, or complaints) pending, or, to the Knowledge of the Company, threatened against or involving any Group Company. Since the January 1, 2018, (i) no labor union or other labor organization, or group of employees of any Group Company, has made a written demand for recognition or certification with respect to any employees of any Group Company, and there are no representation or certification proceedings presently pending or, to the Knowledge of the Company, threatened to be brought or filed with the National Labor Relations Board or any similar labor relations tribunal or authority, (ii) to the Knowledge of the Company, there have been no pending or threatened union organizing activities with respect to employees of any Group Company, and (iii) there has been no actual or, to the Knowledge of the Company, threatened, material unfair labor practice charges against any Group Company.

 

(d) As of the date hereof, there are no, and since January 1, 2018 through the date hereof, there has been no, complaints, charges or claims against the Company pending or, to Knowledge of the Company, threatened before any Governmental Entity based on, arising out of, in connection with or otherwise relating to the employment, termination of employment or failure to employ by any Group Company, of any individual, except for those complaints, charges or claims which would not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to be material to the Group Companies, taken as a whole.

 

(e) The Group Companies are, and since January 1, 2018 through the date hereof, have been, in compliance in all material respects with all Legal Requirements relating to the employment of labor, including all such Legal Requirements relating to wages (including minimum wage and overtime), hours or work, child labor, discrimination, civil rights, withholdings and deductions, classification and payment of employees, independent contractors, and consultants, employment equity, the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (“WARN”) and any similar state or local “mass layoff” or “plant closing” Legal Requirement, collective bargaining, occupational health and safety, workers’ compensation, and immigration, except for instances of noncompliance which would not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to be material to the Group Companies, taken as a whole. There has been no “mass layoff” or “plant closing” (as defined by WARN) with respect to the Group Companies within the six months prior to the date of this Agreement and no such events are reasonably expected to occur prior to Closing.

 

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(f) Except as would not reasonably be expected to result in material Liabilities to the Group Companies, taken as a whole, since January 1, 2018, (i) each of the Group Companies has withheld all amounts required by Law or by agreement to be withheld from the wages, salaries and other payments that have become due and payable to employees; (ii) no Group Company has been liable for any arrears of wages, compensation or related Taxes, penalties, or other sums with respect to its employees; (iii) each of the Group Companies has paid in full to all employees and individual independent contractors all wages, salaries, commissions, bonuses and other compensation due and payable to or on behalf of such employees and such individual independent contractors; and (iv) to the Knowledge of the Company, each individual who since January 1, 2018 has provided or is providing services to any Group Company, and has been classified as (y) an independent contractor, consultant, leased employee, or other non-employee service provider, or (z) an exempt employee, has been properly classified as such under all Applicable Legal Requirements relating to wage and hour and Tax.

 

(g) During the three years ending on the date hereof, there have been no material employment discrimination or employment harassment allegations raised, brought, threatened, or settled relating to any appointed officer or director of any Group Company involving or relating to his or her services provided to the Group Companies. The policies and practices of the Group Companies comply in all material respects with all federal, state, and local Laws concerning employment discrimination and employment harassment, except as would not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to be material to the Group Companies, taken as a whole.

 

(h) Except as would not reasonably be expected to result in material Liabilities to the Group Companies, taken as a whole, since January 1, 2018, (i) no Group Company has been party to any proceeding, order, dispute, or claim involving any joint employer or co-employer causes of action by any individual who was employed or engaged by a third party and providing services to any Group Company; and (ii) no Group Company has been deemed to be, or to the Knowledge of the Company alleged to be, in a joint-employment, co-employment, or similar relationship with any third party, with respect to any of the Group Company’s employees or individual independent contractors.

 

(i) The execution and delivery of this Agreement and the other Transaction Agreements and the performance of this Agreement and the Transactions do not require the Company to seek or obtain any consent, engage in consultation with, or issue any notice to any unions or labor organizations.

 

Section 4.14 Real Property; Tangible Property.

 

(a) Schedule 4.14(a) of the Company Disclosure Letter lists, as of the date of this Agreement, all real property owned by the Group Companies (the “Owned Real Property”). The Company or one of the Company Subsidiaries has good and marketable fee simple title to all Owned Real Property, subject only to any Permitted Liens.

 

(b) Schedule 4.14(b) of the Company Disclosure Letter lists, as of the date of this Agreement, all material real property leased by the Group Companies (the “Leased Real Property”). The Company or one of the Company Subsidiaries has a valid, binding and enforceable leasehold estate in, and enjoys peaceful and undisturbed possession of, all Leased Real Property and each of the leases, lease guarantees, agreements and documents related to any Leased Real Property, including all amendments, terminations and modifications thereof (collectively, the “Company Real Property Leases”), is in full force and effect. The Company has made available to Parent true, correct and complete copies of all material Company Real Property Leases. None of the Group Companies is in breach of or default under any Company Real Property Lease, and, to the Knowledge of the Company, no event has occurred and no circumstance exists which, if not remedied, and whether with or without notice or the passage of time or both, would result in such a breach or default, except for such breaches or defaults as would not individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to be material to the Group Companies, taken as a whole. None of the Group Companies has received written notice from, or given any written notice to, any lessor of such Leased Real Property of, nor is there any default, event or circumstance that, with notice or lapse of time, or both, would constitute a default by the party that is the lessee or lessor of such Leased Real Property. No party to any Company Real Property Lease has exercised any termination rights with respect thereto.

 

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(c) The Company or one of the Company Subsidiaries owns and has good and marketable title to, or a valid leasehold interest in or right to use, all of its material tangible assets or personal property, free and clear of all Liens other than: (i) Permitted Liens; and (ii) the rights of lessors under any leases. The material tangible assets or personal property (together with the Intellectual Property rights and contractual rights) of the Group Companies, or to which is has access pursuant to a formal written arrangement with ISMMS: (A) constitute all of the assets, rights and properties that are necessary for the operation of the businesses of the Group Companies as they are now conducted, and taken together, are adequate and sufficient for the operation of the businesses of the Group Companies as currently conducted; and (B) have been maintained in all material respects in accordance with generally applicable accepted industry practice, are in good working order and condition, except for ordinary wear and tear and as would not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to be material to the business of the Group Companies, taken as a whole.

 

Section 4.15 Taxes.

 

(a) All material Tax Returns required to be filed by (or with respect to) the Group Companies have been timely filed (after giving effect to any valid extensions), and all such Tax Returns are true, correct and complete in all material respects.

 

(b) The Group Companies have paid all material amounts of their Taxes which are due and payable. All material Taxes incurred but not yet due and payable (i) for periods covered by the Financial Statements have been accrued and adequately disclosed on the Financial Statements of the Group Companies in accordance with GAAP, and (ii) for periods not covered by the Financial Statements have been accrued on the books and records of the Group Companies.

 

(c) The Group Companies have complied in all material respects with all Applicable Legal Requirements relating to the withholding and remittance of all material amounts of Taxes and all material amounts of Taxes required by Applicable Legal Requirements to be withheld by the Group Companies have been withheld and paid over to the appropriate Governmental Entity.

 

(d) No deficiency for any material amount of Taxes has been asserted or assessed by any Governmental Entity in writing against any Group Company (nor to the Knowledge of the Company is there any), which deficiency has not been paid, resolved, or being contested in good faith in appropriate Legal Proceedings and for which sufficient reserves have been established on the Financial Statements in accordance with GAAP. No material audit or other proceeding by any Governmental Entity is currently pending or threatened in writing against any Group Company with respect to any Taxes due from such entities (and, to the Knowledge of the Company, no such audit is pending or contemplated).

 

(e) There are no liens for material amounts of Taxes (other than Permitted Liens) upon any of the assets of the Group Companies.

 

(f) There are no Tax indemnification agreements or Tax sharing agreements under which any Group Company could be liable after the Closing Date for the Tax liability of any Person other than one or more of the Group Companies, except for customary agreements or arrangements with customers, vendors, lessors, lenders and the like or other similar agreements, in each case, that do not relate primarily to Taxes.

 

(g) None of the Group Companies has constituted either a “distributing corporation” or a “controlled corporation” in a distribution of stock intended to qualify for tax-free treatment under Section 355 of the Code in the past two years.

 

(h) None of the Group Companies has entered into a “listed transaction” within the meaning of Treasury Regulation Section 1.6011-4(b).

 

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(i) No Group Company: (i) has any liability for the Taxes of another Person (other than another Group Company) pursuant to Treasury Regulation Section 1.1502-6 (or any similar provision of state, local or foreign Tax Legal Requirement) or as a transferee or a successor; or (ii) has ever been a member of an affiliated, consolidated, combined or unitary group filing for U.S. federal, state or local income Tax purposes, other than a group the common parent of which was and is the Company (or another Group Company).

 

(j) No Group Company has consented to waive or extend the time in which any material Tax may be assessed or collected by any Governmental Entity (other than pursuant to extensions of time to file Tax Returns obtained in the ordinary course of business), which extension is still in effect, and no written request for any such waiver or extension is currently pending.

 

(k) No Group Company has a permanent establishment in any country other than the country of its organization or has been subject to income Tax in a jurisdiction outside the country of its organization, in each case, where it is required to file a material income Tax Return and does not file such Tax Return.

 

(l) No Group Company will be required to include any material item of income in, or exclude any material item or deduction from, taxable income for any taxable period beginning after the Closing Date or, in the case of any taxable period beginning on or before and ending after the Closing Date, the portion of such period beginning after the Closing Date, as a result of: (i) an installment sale or open transaction disposition that occurred on or prior to the Closing; (ii) any change in method of accounting on or prior to the Closing, including by reason of the application of Section 481 of the Code (or any analogous provision of state, local or foreign Tax Legal Requirements); (iii) other than in the ordinary course of business a prepaid amount received or deferred revenue recognized on or prior to the Closing; (iv) any intercompany transaction or excess loss account described in the Treasury Regulations under Section 1502 (or any corresponding or similar provision of state or local Tax Legal Requirements) that occurred or existed prior to the Closing; (v) any closing agreement pursuant to Section 7121 of the Code or any similar provision of state, local or foreign Tax Legal Requirements entered into prior to the Closing; or (vi) an inclusion under Section 965 of the Code.

 

(m) The Company is not, and has not been at any time during the five (5) year period ending on the Closing Date, a “United States real property holding corporation” within the meaning of Section 897(c)(2) of the Code.

 

(n) No claim has been made in writing (nor to the Knowledge of the Company is any such claim pending or contemplated) by any Governmental Entity in a jurisdiction in which any Group Company does not file Tax Returns that is or may be subject to taxation by, or required to file Tax Returns in, that jurisdiction.

 

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Section 4.16 Environmental Matters. Each of the Group Companies is, and for the past three years, in compliance with all Environmental Laws, except for any such instance of non-compliance that would not reasonably be expected to be material to the Group Companies taken as a whole. The Group Companies have obtained, hold, are, and for the past three years have been, in material compliance with all permits required under applicable Environmental Laws to permit the Group Companies to operate their assets in a manner in which they are now operated and maintained and to conduct the business of the Group Companies as currently conducted, except where the absence of, or failure to be in material compliance with, any such permit would not reasonably be expected to be material to the Group Companies, taken as a whole. Except as set forth on Schedule 4.16 of the Company Disclosure Letter, there are no written claims or notices of violation pending or, to the Knowledge of the Company, threatened in writing against any of the Group Companies alleging violations of or liability under any Environmental Law, except for any such claim or notice that would not reasonably be expected to be material to the Group Companies. Neither the Group Companies nor, to the Knowledge of the Company, any other Person has disposed of or released any Hazardous Material at, on or under the any facility currently or formerly owned or operated by any of the Group Companies or any third- party site, in each case in a manner that would be reasonably likely to give rise to a material liability of the Group Companies for investigation costs, cleanup costs, response costs, corrective action costs, personal injury, property damage, natural resources damages or attorney fees under any Environmental Laws. None of the Group Companies has agreed to indemnify any Person or assumed by Contract the liability of any third party arising under Environmental Law. The Group Companies have made available to Parent copies of all material written environmental reports, audits, assessments, liability analyses, memoranda and studies in the possession of, or conducted by, the Group Companies with respect to compliance or liabilities under Environmental Law.

 

Section 4.17 Brokers; Third Party Expenses. No broker, finder, investment banker or other Person is entitled to, nor will be entitled to, either directly or indirectly, any brokerage fee, finders’ fee or other similar commission, for which Parent or any of the Group Companies would be liable in connection with the transactions contemplated by this Agreement or the Transactions based upon arrangements made by any of the Group Companies or any of their Affiliates.

 

Section 4.18 Intellectual Property.

 

(a) Schedule 4.18(a) of the Company Disclosure Letter sets forth a true, correct and complete list, as of the date of this Agreement of each registered Patent and Patent application, registered Trademark and application for Trademark registration, registered Copyright, internet domain name, and material unregistered Trademark which any of the Group Companies has (or purports to have) an ownership interest or an exclusive license or similar exclusive right in any field or territory, whether in the United States or internationally (in each case setting forth the applicable jurisdiction, title, application and registration or serial number and date, and record owner).

 

(b) The Company or one of the Company Subsidiaries owns, or has the right to use pursuant to a valid license, sublicense, or other written agreement all material Intellectual Property used in or necessary for the conduct and operation of the business of the Group Companies, as presently conducted. The Company or one of its Subsidiaries is the sole and exclusive owner of all right, title and interest in and to all Owned Intellectual Property free and clear of all Liens (other than Permitted Liens).

 

(c) The Group Companies and the conduct and operation of the business of the Group Companies as presently conducted (including the creation, licensing, marketing, importation, offering for sale, sale, or use of the products and services of the business of the Group Companies) have not infringed, misappropriated or otherwise violated, and are not infringing, misappropriating or otherwise violating any Intellectual Property of any Person. None of the Group Companies has received from any Person in the past three years ending on the date hereof any written notice, charge, complaint, claim or other assertion (i) of any infringement, misappropriation or other violation of any Intellectual Property of any Person or (ii) contesting the use, ownership, validity or enforceability of any of the Owned Intellectual Property. To the Knowledge of the Company, no other Person has infringed, misappropriated or violated, or is infringing, misappropriating or violating, any Intellectual Property of any of the Group Companies, and no such claims have been made in writing against any Person by any of the Group Companies in the past three years. None of the material Owned Intellectual Property is subject to any pending or outstanding Order, settlement, consent order or other disposition of dispute that adversely restricts the use, transfer or registration of, or adversely affects the validity or enforceability of, any material Owned Intellectual Property.

 

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(d) To the Knowledge of the Company, no past or present director, officer or employee of any of the Group Companies owns (or has any ownership interest, in or to) any material Owned Intellectual Property. Each of the present employees, consultants and independent contractors of the Group Companies who are engaged in creating or developing for or on behalf of such Group Company any material Owned Intellectual Property in the course of such Person’s employment or engagement has executed and delivered a written agreement, pursuant to which such Person has: (i) agreed to hold all confidential information of such Group Company in confidence both during and after such Person’s employment or retention, as applicable; and (ii) presently assigned to such Group Company all of such Person’s rights, title and interest in and to all Owned Intellectual Property created or developed for such Group Company in the course of such Person’s employment or retention thereby. To the Knowledge of the Company, there is no material uncured breach by any such Person with respect to material Owned Intellectual Property under any such agreement.

 

(e) Each of the Group Companies, as applicable, has taken commercially reasonable steps to maintain the secrecy, confidentiality and value of all material Trade Secrets constituting Owned Intellectual Property and all material Trade Secrets of any Person to whom any Group Company has a contractual confidentiality obligation with respect to such Trade Secrets. No Trade Secret that is material to the business of the Group Companies has been authorized to be disclosed, or, to the Knowledge of the Company, has been disclosed to any other Person, other than (i) as subject to a written agreement restricting the disclosure and use of such Trade Secret or (ii) as requested by a Governmental Entity in connection with an audit conducted by a Governmental Entity in the ordinary course of business. No source code constituting material Owned Intellectual Property has been delivered, licensed or made available by any Group Company to, or accessed by, any escrow agent or other Person, other than employees or contractors of such Group Company subject to written agreements restricting the disclosure and use of such source code.

 

(f) No open source software is or has been included, incorporated or embedded in, linked to, combined, made available or distributed with, or used in the development, maintenance, operation, delivery or provision of any computer software constituting services or products currently offered by the Group Companies, in each case, in a manner that requires or obligates any Group Company to: (i) disclose, contribute, distribute, license or otherwise make available to any Person (including the open source community) any source code constituting material Owned Intellectual Property; (ii) license any computer software constituting material Owned Intellectual Property for making modifications or derivative works; (iii) disclose, contribute, distribute, license or otherwise make available to any Person any computer software constituting material Owned Intellectual Property for no or nominal charge; or (iv) grant a license to, or refrain from asserting or enforcing any of, its Patents. Each Group Company is in material compliance with the terms and conditions of all relevant licenses for material open source software used in the services and products currently offered by the Group Companies.

 

(g) No Governmental Entity has any: (i) ownership interest or exclusive license in or to any material Owned Intellectual Property; (ii) “unlimited rights” (as defined in 48 C.F.R. § 52.227-14 and in 48 C.F.R. § 252.227-7013(a)) in or to any of the software constituting material Owned Intellectual Property; or (iii) “march in rights” (pursuant to 35 U.S.C. § 203) in or to any Patents constituting material Owned Intellectual Property. To the Knowledge of the Company, no funding, facilities or personnel of any Governmental Entity were used, directly or indirectly, to develop or create, in whole or in part, any material Owned Intellectual Property.

 

(h) The Company or one of the Company Subsidiaries owns or has a valid right to access and use pursuant to a written agreement all Company IT Systems. The Company IT Systems: (i) are adequate in all material respects for the operation and conduct of the business of the Group Companies as currently conducted; and (ii) to the Knowledge of the Company, do not contain any viruses, worms, Trojan horses, bugs, faults or other devices, errors, contaminants or effects that (A) materially disrupt or adversely affect the functionality of the Company IT Systems, except as disclosed in their documentation or (B) enable or assist any Person to access without authorization any Company IT Systems. During the past three years, there has been no unauthorized access to or breach or violation of any Company IT Systems, except for any of the foregoing that were resolved without material cost or liability or the duty to notify any Person as required under Privacy Laws. In the last two years, there have been no material failures, material breakdowns, material data loss, material outages, material unscheduled downtime or other material adverse events affecting any such Company IT Systems that have caused or could reasonably be expected to result in the material disruption of or material interruption in or to the use of such Company IT Systems or the conduct and operation of the business of the Group Companies.

 

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(i) Neither the execution and delivery of this Agreement nor the consummation of the Transactions (either alone or in combination with any other event) will result in the: (i) loss or impairment of, or any Lien (other than a Permitted Lien) on, any material Owned Intellectual Property or material Licensed Intellectual Property; (ii) release, disclosure or delivery of any source code constituting material Owned Intellectual Property to any Person; (iii) grant, assignment or transfer to any other Person of any license or other right or interest under, to or in any material Owned Intellectual Property; or (iv) payment of any additional consideration to, or the reduction of any payments from, any Person with respect to any material Owned Intellectual Property or material Licensed Intellectual Property.

 

(j) Other than as set forth in Section 4.19(c) and Error! Reference source not found., this Section 4.18 contains the sole and exclusive representations and warranties of the Group Companies with respect to Intellectual Property and other proprietary rights matters.

 

Section 4.19 Privacy & Cybersecurity; HIPAA Compliance.

 

(a) The Group Companies have at all times during the past three years materially complied with: (i) all applicable Privacy Laws; (ii) all of the Group Companies’ written policies and notices regarding Personal Information (“Group Companies’ Privacy Notices”); (iii) all of the Group Companies’ material contractual obligations regarding the storing, processing or handling of Personal Information; and (iv) all self-regulatory guidelines (including of any applicable foreign jurisdiction) that the Company has accepted in writing relating to data privacy, data protection and data security, including with respect to the collection, processing, receipt, security, storage, transmission, transfer (including cross-border transfers), disclosure, destruction and use of Personal Information. None of the Group Companies has received in the five years prior to the date of this Agreement any written notice of any material claims (including written notice from third parties acting on its or their behalf), investigations, inquiries, actions or been charged with, the material violation of, any Privacy Laws. To the Knowledge of the Company, none of the Group Companies’ Privacy Notices have contained any material omissions or been misleading or deceptive.

 

(b) Each of the Group Companies during the past three years has implemented and maintained in all material respects commercially reasonable security regarding the confidentiality, integrity and availability of Company IT Systems and the data thereon, including measures to protect Personal Information and other confidential, proprietary business data in its possession or under its control against loss, theft, misuse or unauthorized access, use, modification or disclosure.

 

(c) During the past three years, there have been no material breaches, security incidents, misuse of or unauthorized access to or disclosure of any Personal Information and other confidential proprietary business data in the possession or control of any of the Group Companies or collected, used or processed by or on behalf of the Group Companies. None of the Group Companies have provided or been legally or contractually required to provide any notices to any Person in connection with an unauthorized disclosure of Personal Information in the last three years. During the past three years, the Group Companies have implemented reasonable disaster recovery and business continuity plans, and taken actions materially consistent with such plans, to the extent required, to safeguard the data and Personal Information in its possession or control. The Company has conducted commercially reasonable data security testing or audits at reasonable and appropriate intervals and has resolved or remediated any material data security issues or vulnerabilities identified. Neither the Group Companies nor any third party acting at the direction or authorization of such Group Companies has paid: (i) any perpetrator of any data breach incident or cyber-attack; or (ii) any third party with actual or alleged information about a data breach incident or cyber-attack, pursuant to a request for payment from or on behalf of such perpetrator or other third party.

 

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(d) The Group Companies have developed and have implemented policies and procedures, systems, and training programs, as appropriate, designed to ensure material compliance with HIPAA’s privacy, security, breach notification, and standard transactions regulations.

 

Section 4.20 Agreements, Contracts and Commitments.

 

(a) Schedule 4.19(c) of the Company Disclosure Letter sets forth a true, correct and complete list of each Company Material Contract (as defined below) that is in effect as of the date of this Agreement. For purposes of this Agreement, “Company Material Contract” of the Group Companies shall mean (x) each Company IP Contract, (y) each Company Real Property Lease and (z) each of the following Contracts to which any of the Group Companies is a party:

 

(i) Each Contract continuing over a period of more than 12 months from the date thereof, not terminable by the Company upon 60 days’ or less notice without liability or penalty (other than (A) agreements for the provision of Company’s products or services and (B) purchase orders with suppliers or customers, in each case (A) and (B), entered into in the ordinary course of business) that the Company reasonably anticipates will involve annual payments or consideration furnished by or to any of the Group Companies of more than $250,000;

 

(ii) Each note, debenture, other evidence of indebtedness, guarantee, loan, credit or financing agreement or instrument or other contract for money borrowed by any of the Group Companies from a third party, in each case, having an outstanding principal amount in excess of $250,000, but excluding guarantees of performance under Government Contracts entered into in the ordinary course of business;

 

(iii) Each Contract for the acquisition of any Person or any business division thereof or the disposition of any material assets of any of the Group Companies (other than in the ordinary course of business), in each case, whether by merger, purchase or sale of stock or assets or otherwise (other than Contracts for the purchase or sale of inventory or supplies entered into in the ordinary course of business) occurring in the last five years;

 

(iv) Each obligation to make payments, contingent or otherwise, arising out of the prior acquisition of the business, assets or stock of other Persons;

 

(v) Each collective bargaining agreement with any labor union;

 

(vi) Each employment or consulting (with respect to an individual, independent contractor) Contract providing for annual base salary or consulting fee payments in excess of $200,000, excluding any such employment, consulting, or management Contract that either: (A) is terminable by the Company or the applicable Company Subsidiary at will; or (B) provides for severance, notice and/or garden leave obligations of 90 days or less or such longer period as is required by Applicable Legal Requirements;

 

(vii) Each lease, rental agreement, installment and conditional sale agreement, or other Contract that, in each case, (A) provides for the ownership of, leasing of, title to, use of, or any leasehold or other interest in any personal property; and (B) involves annual payments in excess of $250,000;

 

(viii) Each joint venture Contract, partnership agreement or limited liability company agreement with a third party (in each case, other than with respect to wholly owned Company Subsidiaries);

 

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(ix) Each Contract other than teaming agreements entered into in connection with the pursuit of a specific Government Contract or subcontract thereto or customary non-disclosure agreements that purports to limit or contains covenants expressly limiting in any material respect the freedom of any of the Group Companies to: (A) compete with any Person in a product line or line of business, (B) otherwise develop, market, sell, distribute or otherwise exploit any service or products; or (C) operate in any geographic area;

 

(x) Each Contract (other than those made in the ordinary course of business): (A) providing for the grant of any preferential rights to purchase or lease any material asset (other than any services or products) of the Group Companies; or (B) providing for any right (exclusive or non-exclusive) to sell or distribute any material product or service of any of the Group Companies;

 

(xi) Each Contract pursuant to which any of the Group Companies licenses material Intellectual Property from a third party, other than click-wrap, shrink-wrap and off-the-shelf software licenses, and any other software licenses that are available on standard terms to the public generally with license, maintenance, support and other fees less than $50,000 per year; and

 

(xii) Each obligation to register any Company Common Stock, Company Preferred Stock or other securities of the Company with any Governmental Entity.

 

(b) All Company Material Contracts are: (i) in full force and effect, subject to the Remedies Exception; and (ii) represent the valid and binding obligations of the Company or one of the Company Subsidiaries party thereto and, to the Knowledge of the Company, represent the valid and binding obligations of the other parties thereto. True, correct and complete copies of all Company Material Contracts have been made available to Parent. None of the Group Companies nor, to the Knowledge of the Company, any other party thereto, is in breach of or default under, and no event has occurred which with notice or lapse of time or both would become a breach of or default under, any of the Company Material Contracts, and no party to any Company Material Contract has given any written or, to the Knowledge of the Company, oral, claim or notice of any such breach, default or event, which individually or in the aggregate, would be reasonably likely to have a Company Material Adverse Effect.

 

Section 4.21 Insurance. Schedule 4.21 of the Company Disclosure Letter contains a list of all material policies of property, fire and casualty, product liability, workers’ compensation, and other forms of insurance held by, or for the benefit of, the Group Companies as of the date of this Agreement (collectively, the “Insurance Policies”), which policies are in full force and effect as of the date of this Agreement. True and complete copies of the Insurance Policies (or, to the extent such policies are not available, policy binders) have been made available to Parent or its representatives. As of the date of this Agreement, none of the Group Companies has received any written notice from any insurer under any of the Insurance Policies, canceling, terminating or materially adversely amending any such policy or denying renewal of coverage thereunder and all premiums on such insurance policies due and payable as of the date of this Agreement have been paid. As of the date of this Agreement, there is no pending material claim by any Group Company against any insurance carrier for which coverage has been denied or disputed by the applicable insurance carrier (other than a customary reservation of rights notice).

 

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Section 4.22 Affiliate Matters. Except: (a) the Company Benefit Plans; (b) Contracts relating to labor and employment matters set forth on Schedule 4.13 of the Company Disclosure Letter; and (c) Contracts between or among the Group Companies, none of the Group Companies is party to any Contract with any: (i) present or former officer, director, employee or Company Stockholder or a member of his or her immediate family of any of the Group Companies; or (ii) Affiliate of the Company (other than commercial contracts on arms-length terms). To the Knowledge of the Company, no present or former officer, director, employee, Company Stockholder or holder of derivative securities of the Company (each, an “Insider”) or any member of an Insider’s immediate family is, directly or indirectly, interested in any Contract with any of the Group Companies (other than such Contracts as relate to any such Person’s ownership of Company Common Stock, Company Preferred Stock or other securities of the Company or such Person’s employment or consulting arrangements with the Group Companies or commercial contracts on arms-length terms).

 

Section 4.23 Certain Provided Information. The information relating to the Group Companies supplied by the Company for inclusion in the Proxy Statement will not, as of the date on which the Proxy Statement (or any amendment or supplement thereto) is first distributed to holders of Parent Class A Stock or at the time of the Special Meeting, contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements contained therein, in light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Company makes no representation, warranty or covenant with respect to statements made or incorporated by reference therein based on information supplied by Parent or Merger Sub for inclusion or incorporation by reference in the Proxy Statement or any Parent SEC Reports or Additional Parent SEC Reports.

 

Section 4.24 Absence of Certain Business Practices.

 

(a) For the past three years: (i) the Group Companies and their respective directors and officers (in their capacities as such) and, to the Knowledge of the Company, their respective employees or agents (in their capacities as such) have been in material compliance with all applicable Specified Business Conduct Laws; and (ii) none of the Group Companies has: (A) received written notice, inquiry or internal or external allegation of or made a voluntary, mandatory or directed disclosure to any Governmental Entity relating to any actual or potential violation of any Specified Business Conduct Law; or (B) been a party to or the subject of any pending or, to the Knowledge of the Company, threatened in writing Legal Proceeding or, to the Knowledge of the Company, investigation by or before any Governmental Entity related to any actual or potential violation of any Specified Business Conduct Law.

 

(b) None of the Group Companies, nor any of their respective directors or officers, nor to the Knowledge of the Company, any of their respective employees or agents is the subject or target of any sanctions or the target of restrictive export controls administered by the U.S. government, the United Nations Security Council, Her Majesty’s Treasury of the United Kingdom, or the European Union.

 

(c) None of the Group Companies, their respective directors or officers, or, to the Knowledge of the Company, their respective employees or agents is a person who is, or is owned or controlled by a person who is, the subject or target of any economic or financial sanctions or is located, organized or resident in a country or territory that is the subject of sanctions administered or enforced by OFAC, the U.S. Department of State, the United Nations Security Council, the European Union, Her Majesty’s Treasury, or other relevant sanctions authority, including currently, Crimea, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, and Syria). None of the Group Companies’ products are identified or described on the Commerce Control List of the EAR or otherwise controlled for export.

 

(d) None of the Group Companies, their respective directors or officers (in their capacities as such), or, to the Knowledge of the Company, their respective employees or agents (in their capacities as such) is subject to any pending Legal Proceeding by any Governmental Entity, and, to the Knowledge of the Company, no such Legal Proceeding is threatened in writing, alleging that any of the Group Companies or such Person has offered, made or received on behalf of any of the Group Companies any illegal payment of any kind, directly or indirectly, including payments, gifts or gratuities, to any Person, including any United States federal, state, local or foreign government officeholder, official, employee or agent or any candidate therefor.

 

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Section 4.25 Government Grants and Incentives. Schedule 4.25 of the Company Disclosure Letter provides a complete list of all pending and outstanding grants, incentives, benefits, qualifications and subsidies from any Governmental Entity granted to the Company or any of its Subsidiaries (collectively, “Government Grants”). The Group Companies do not have any obligation whatsoever with respect to royalties or other payments relating to, arising out of or in connection with the Government Grants identified or required to be identified in Schedule 4.25 of the Company Disclosure Letter. The Group Companies are in material compliance with all of the terms, conditions and requirements of their respective Government Grants and have duly fulfilled all the undertakings relating thereto. None of the Group Companies or their agents, contractors, vendors, or licensors has developed any material Owned Intellectual Property through the application of any financing made available by any Government Grants, and no material Owned Intellectual Property is subject to any assignment, grant-back, license or other right of any Governmental Entity as a result of any Government Grants.

 

Section 4.26 OIG. None of the employees of the Group Companies are included on the List of Excluded Individuals/Entities maintained by the Office of Inspector General of the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

 

Section 4.27 Suppliers and Customers.

 

(a) Schedule 4.27(a) lists the 20 largest customers (by revenue) of the Group Companies, during the 12-month period ending on December 31, 2020 (each, a “Top Customer”). Since the commencement of such 12-month period until the date of this Agreement, (i) no Top Customer has terminated, or otherwise materially and adversely modified, its relationship with the Group Companies, and (ii) none of the Group Companies has received written notice from any Top Customer notifying any of the Group Companies that such Top Customer intends to terminate, or otherwise materially and adversely modify its relationship with the Group Companies.

 

(b) Schedule 4.27(b) lists the 20 largest suppliers (by amounts paid/payable to such suppliers) of the Group Companies, during the 12-month period ending on December 31, 2020 (each, a “Top Supplier”). Since the commencement of such 12-month period until the date of this Agreement, (i) no such Top Supplier has terminated, or otherwise materially and adversely modified, its relationship with the Group Companies and (ii) none of the Group Companies has received written notice from any such Top Supplier notifying any of the Group Companies that such Top Supplier intends to terminate, or otherwise materially and adversely modify, its relationship with the Group Companies.

 

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Section 4.28 Disclaimer of Other Warranties. THE COMPANY HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGES THAT, EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED IN Article V, NONE OF PARENT, MERGER SUB, OR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE AFFILIATES OR REPRESENTATIVES HAS MADE, IS MAKING, OR SHALL BE DEEMED TO MAKE ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY WHATSOEVER, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AT LAW OR IN EQUITY, TO THE COMPANY, ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES OR REPRESENTATIVES OR ANY OTHER PERSON, WITH RESPECT TO PARENT, MERGER SUB, OR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE BUSINESSES, ASSETS OR PROPERTIES OF THE FOREGOING, OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY AS TO MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, FUTURE RESULTS, PROPOSED BUSINESSES OR FUTURE PLANS. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING AND NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY: (a) NONE OF PARENT, MERGER SUB, OR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE AFFILIATES OR REPRESENTATIVES SHALL BE DEEMED TO MAKE TO THE COMPANY, COMPANY STOCKHOLDERS, OR THEIR RESPECTIVE AFFILIATES OR REPRESENTATIVES ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OTHER THAN AS EXPRESSLY MADE BY PARENT AND MERGER SUB TO THE COMPANY IN Article V; AND (b) NONE OF PARENT, MERGER SUB, OR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE AFFILIATES OR REPRESENTATIVES, HAS MADE, IS MAKING, OR SHALL BE DEEMED TO MAKE TO THE COMPANY, COMPANY STOCKHOLDERS, OR THEIR RESPECTIVE AFFILIATES OR REPRESENTATIVES OR ANY OTHER PERSON ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO: (i) THE INFORMATION DISTRIBUTED OR MADE AVAILABLE TO THEM BY OR ON BEHALF OF PARENT OR MERGER SUB IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT AND THE TRANSACTIONS; (ii) ANY MANAGEMENT PRESENTATION, CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION MEMORANDUM OR SIMILAR DOCUMENT; OR (iii) ANY FINANCIAL PROJECTION, FORECAST, ESTIMATE, BUDGET OR SIMILAR ITEM RELATING TO PARENT, MERGER SUB, OR ANY OF THEIR BUSINESS, ASSETS, LIABILITIES, PROPERTIES, FINANCIAL CONDITION, RESULTS OF OPERATIONS AND PROJECTED OPERATIONS OF THE FOREGOING. THE COMPANY HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGES THAT IT HAS NOT RELIED ON ANY PROMISE, REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY THAT IS NOT EXPRESSLY SET FORTH IN Article V OF THIS AGREEMENT. THE COMPANY ACKNOWLEDGES THAT IT HAS CONDUCTED, TO ITS SATISFACTION, AN INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION AND VERIFICATION OF PARENT, MERGER SUB, AND THE BUSINESS, ASSETS, LIABILITIES, PROPERTIES, FINANCIAL CONDITION, RESULTS OF OPERATIONS AND PROJECTED OPERATIONS OF THE FOREGOING AND, IN MAKING ITS DETERMINATION THE COMPANY HAS RELIED ON THE RESULTS OF ITS OWN INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION AND VERIFICATION, IN ADDITION TO THE REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF THE COMPANY EXPRESSLY AND SPECIFICALLY SET FORTH IN Article V OF THIS AGREEMENT. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY IN THIS Section 4.28, CLAIMS AGAINST PARENT, MERGER SUB, OR ANY OTHER PERSON SHALL NOT BE LIMITED IN ANY RESPECT IN THE EVENT OF INTENTIONAL FRAUD IN THE MAKING OF THE REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES IN Article V BY SUCH PERSON.

 

Article V
REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF PARENT AND MERGER SUB

 

Except: (a) as set forth in the letter dated as of the date of this Agreement and delivered by Parent and Merger Sub to the Company on or prior to the date of this Agreement (the “Parent Disclosure Letter”); and (b) as disclosed in the Parent SEC Reports filed with the SEC prior to the date of this Agreement (to the extent the qualifying nature of such disclosure is readily apparent from the content of such Parent SEC Reports) 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, Parent and Merger Sub represent and warrant to the Company as of the date hereof and as of the Closing Date as follows:

 

Section 5.1 Organization and Qualification.

 

(a) Each of Parent and Merger Sub is duly incorporated, validly existing and in good standing under the laws of the State of Delaware, and as of immediately prior to the Closing, will be a company duly organized, validly existing and in good standing under the laws of the State of Delaware.

 

(b) Each of Parent and Merger Sub has the requisite corporate or limited liability power and authority to own, lease and operate its assets and properties and to carry on its business as it is now being conducted, except as would not be material to Parent and Merger Sub, taken as a whole.

 

(c) None of Parent or Merger Sub are in violation of any of the provisions of their respective Charter Documents.

 

(d) Each of Parent and Merger Sub is duly qualified or licensed to do business as a foreign corporation 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 activities makes such qualification or licensing necessary. Each jurisdiction in which Parent and Merger Sub are so qualified or licensed is listed on Schedule 5.1(d) of the Parent Disclosure Letter.

 

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Section 5.2 Parent Subsidiaries. Parent has no direct or indirect Subsidiaries or participations in joint ventures or other entities, and does not own, directly or indirectly, any equity interests or other interests or investments (whether equity or debt) in any Person, whether incorporated or unincorporated, other than Merger Sub. Merger Sub has no assets or properties of any kind, does not now conduct and has never conducted any business, and has and will have at the Closing no obligations or liabilities of any nature whatsoever, except for such obligations as are imposed under this Agreement. Merger Sub is an entity that has been formed solely for the purpose of engaging in the Transactions.

 

Section 5.3 Capitalization

 

(a) As of the date of this Agreement: (i) 380,000,000 Class A common shares of Parent, par value $0.0001 per share (“Parent Class A Stock”), are authorized and 44,275,000 shares of Parent Class A Stock are issued and outstanding; (ii) 20,000,000 Class B common shares of Parent, par value $0.0001 per share (“Parent Class B Stock” and, together with the Parent Class A Stock, the “Parent Shares”), are authorized and 11,068,750 shares of Parent Class B Stock are issued and outstanding; (iii) upon the closing of the transactions contemplated by the Equity Financing Agreements, Parent has committed to issue 35,000,000 shares of Parent Class A Stock to the Equity Financing Investors; (iv) 7,236,667 warrants to purchase one share of Parent Class A Stock (the “Private Placement Warrants”) are outstanding; and (v) 14,758,333 warrants to purchase one share of Parent Class A Stock (the “Public Warrants”, collectively with the Private Placement Warrants, the “Parent Warrants”) are outstanding. All outstanding Parent Class A Stock, Parent Class B Stock, Private Placement Warrants and Public Warrants have been duly authorized, validly issued, fully paid and are non-assessable and are not subject to preemptive rights.

 

(b) The authorized capital stock of Merger Sub consists of 100 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 Parent.

 

(c) Except for the Parent Warrants and the Equity Financing Agreements, there are no outstanding options, warrants, rights, convertible or exchangeable securities, “phantom” stock rights, stock appreciation rights, stock-based performance units, commitments or Contracts of any kind to which Parent or Merger Sub is a party or by which any of them is bound obligating Parent or Merger Sub to issue, deliver or sell, or cause to be issued, delivered or sold, additional Parent Shares, Merger Sub Common Stock or any other shares of capital stock or membership interests other interest or participation in, or any security convertible or exercisable for or exchangeable into Parent Shares, Merger Sub Common Stock or any other shares of capital stock or membership interests or other interest or participation in Parent or Merger Sub.

 

(d) Each Parent Share, share of Merger Sub Common Stock and Parent Warrant: (i) has been issued in compliance in all material respects with: (A) Applicable Legal Requirements; and (B) the Charter Documents of Parent or Merger Sub, as applicable; and (ii) was not issued in violation of any purchase option, call option, right of first refusal, preemptive right, subscription right or any similar right under any Applicable Legal Requirements, the Charter Documents of Parent or Merger Sub, as applicable or any Contract to which any of Parent or Merger Sub is a party or otherwise bound by.

 

(e) All outstanding shares of capital stock of the Subsidiaries of Parent are owned by Parent, or a direct or indirect wholly-owned Subsidiary of Parent, free and clear of all Liens (other than Permitted Liens).

 

(f) Subject to approval of the Parent Stockholder Matters, the shares of Parent Class A Stock to be issued by Parent in connection with the Transactions, upon issuance in accordance with the terms of this Agreement will be duly authorized, validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable, and will not be subject to any preemptive rights of any other stockholder of Parent and will be capable of effectively vesting in the Company Stockholders title to all such securities, free and clear of all Liens (other than Liens arising pursuant to applicable securities Legal Requirements).

 

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(g) Each holder of any of Parent Shares initially issued to the Sponsor in connection with Parent’s initial public offering: (i) is obligated to vote all of such Parent Shares in favor of approving the Transactions; and (ii) is not entitled to elect to redeem any of such Parent pursuant to the Parent Organizational Documents.

 

(h) Except as set forth in the Parent Organizational Documents and in connection with the Transactions, there are no registration rights, and there is no voting trust, proxy, rights plan, anti-takeover plan or other agreements or understandings to which Parent is a party or by which Parent is bound with respect to any ownership interests of Parent.

 

(i) The holders of the Parent Class B Stock have waived any adjustment to the Initial Conversion Ratio (as defined in the Parent Charter).

 

Section 5.4 Authority Relative to this Agreement.

 

(a) Each of Parent and Merger Sub has the requisite power and authority to: (a) execute, deliver and perform this Agreement and the other Transaction Agreements to which it is a party, and each ancillary document that it has executed or delivered or is to execute or deliver pursuant to this Agreement; and (b) carry out its obligations hereunder and thereunder and, to consummate the Transactions (including the Merger). The execution and delivery by Parent and Merger Sub of this Agreement and the other Transaction Agreements to which each of them is a party, and the consummation by Parent and Merger Sub of the Transactions (including the Merger) have been duly and validly authorized by all necessary corporate or limited liability company action on the part of each of Parent and Merger Sub, and no other proceedings on the part of Parent or Merger Sub are necessary to authorize this Agreement or the other Transaction Agreements to which each of them is a party or to consummate the transactions contemplated thereby, other than approval of the Parent Stockholder Matters. This Agreement and the other Transaction Agreements to which each of them is a party have been, or in the case of any Transaction Agreements to be executed at or in connection with the Closing, will be duly and validly executed and delivered by Parent and Merger Sub and, assuming the due authorization, execution and delivery thereof by the other Parties, constitute or will constitute the legal and binding obligations of Parent and Merger Sub (as applicable), enforceable against Parent and Merger Sub (as applicable) in accordance with their terms, subject to the Remedies Exception.

 

(b) The affirmative vote of (i) a majority of the votes cast by the stockholders of Parent present in person or represented by proxy at the Special Meeting and entitled to vote thereon at the Special Meeting shall be required to approve the Parent Stockholder Matters (other than the amendment and restatement of the Parent Organizational Documents) and (ii) holders representing a majority of the outstanding capital stock of Parent entitled to vote thereon at the Special Meeting shall be required to approve the amendment and restatement of the Parent Organizational Documents ((i) and (ii), such approval by the stockholders of Parent, the “Parent Stockholder Approval”). The Parent Stockholder Approval is the only vote of the holders of any class or series of capital stock of Parent required to approve and adopt this Agreement and approve the Transactions.

 

(c) At a meeting duly called and held, the board of directors of Parent has unanimously: (i) determined that it is in the best interests of Parent and the stockholders of Parent, and declared it advisable, to enter into this Agreement providing for the Merger in accordance with the DGCL; (ii) determined that the fair market value of the Company is equal to at least 80% of the amount held in the Trust Account (excluding any deferred underwriting commissions and taxes payable on interest earned) as of the date hereof; (iii) approved this Agreement and the Transactions, including the Merger in accordance with the DGCL, on the terms and subject to the conditions of this Agreement; and (iv) adopted a resolution recommending the plan of merger set forth in this Agreement be adopted by the stockholders of Parent.

 

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Section 5.5 No Conflict; Required Filings and Consents.

 

(a) Neither the execution, delivery nor performance by Parent and Merger Sub of this Agreement or the other Transaction Agreements to which each of them is a party, nor (assuming approval of the Parent Stockholder Matters is obtained) the consummation of the Transactions shall: (i) conflict with or violate their respective Charter Documents; (ii) assuming that the consents, approvals, orders, authorizations, registrations, filings or permits referred to in Section 5.5(b) are duly and timely obtained or made, conflict with or violate any Applicable Legal Requirements; or (iii) result in any breach of or constitute a default (or an event that with notice or lapse of time or both would become a default) under, or materially impair their respective rights or alter the rights or obligations of any third party under, or give to others any rights of consent, termination, amendment, acceleration or cancellation of, or result in the creation of a Lien (other than any Permitted Lien) on any of the properties or assets of Parent or any of its Subsidiaries pursuant to, any Parent Material Contracts, except, with respect to clause (iii), as would not, individually or in the aggregate, have a Parent Material Adverse Effect.

 

(b) The execution and delivery by each of Parent and Merger Sub of this Agreement and the other Transaction Agreements to which it is a party, does not, and the performance of its obligations hereunder and thereunder will not, require any consent, approval, authorization or permit of, or filing with or notification to, any Governmental Entity, except: (i) for the filing of the Certificate of Merger in accordance with the DGCL; (ii) for applicable requirements, if any, of the Securities Act, the Exchange Act, blue sky laws, and the rules and regulations thereunder, and appropriate documents with the relevant authorities of other jurisdictions in which Parent is qualified to do business; (iii) for the filing of any notifications required under the HSR Act and the expiration of the required waiting period thereunder; and (iv) 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, reasonably be expected to have a Parent Material Adverse Effect, or prevent the consummation of the Merger.

 

Section 5.6 Compliance; Approvals. Since its incorporation or organization, as applicable, each of Parent and Merger Sub has complied in all material respects with and has not been in violation of any Applicable Legal Requirements with respect to the conduct of its business, or the ownership or operation of its business. Since the date of its incorporation or organization, as applicable, to the Knowledge of Parent, no investigation or review by any Governmental Entity with respect to Parent or any of its Subsidiaries has been pending or threatened. No written, or to the Knowledge of Parent, oral notice of non-compliance with any Applicable Legal Requirements has been received by Parent or Merger Sub. Each of Parent and Merger Sub is in possession of all Approvals necessary to own, lease and operate the properties it purports to own, operate or lease and to carry on its business as it is now being conducted, except where the failure to have such Approvals would not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to be material to Parent and Merger Sub, taken as a whole.

 

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Section 5.7 Parent SEC Reports and Financial Statements.

 

(a) Parent has filed all forms, reports, schedules, statements and other documents, including any exhibits thereto, required to be filed or furnished by Parent with the SEC under the Exchange Act or the Securities Act since the initial registration of Parent Class A Common Stock to the date of this Agreement, together with any amendments, restatements or supplements thereto (all of the foregoing filed prior to the date of this Agreement, the “Parent SEC Reports”), and will have filed all such forms, reports, schedules, statements and other documents required to be filed subsequent to the date of this Agreement through the Closing Date (the “Additional Parent SEC Reports”). All Parent SEC Reports, Additional Parent SEC Reports, any correspondence from or to the SEC or Nasdaq (other than such correspondence in connection with the initial public offering of Parent) and all certifications and statements required by: (i) Rule 13a-14 or 15d-14 under the Exchange Act; or (ii) 18 U.S.C. § 1350 (Section 906) of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act with respect to any of the foregoing (collectively, the “Certifications”) are available on the SEC’s Electronic Data-Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval system (EDGAR) in full without redaction. Parent has heretofore furnished to the Company true and correct copies of all amendments and modifications that have not been filed by Parent with the SEC to all agreements, documents and other instruments that previously had been filed by Parent with the SEC and are currently in effect. The Parent SEC Reports were, and the Additional Parent SEC Reports will be, prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Securities Act, the Exchange Act and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, as the case may be, and the rules and regulations thereunder. The Parent SEC Reports did not, and the Additional Parent SEC Reports will not, at the time they were or are filed, as the case may be, with the SEC 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 made therein, in light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading. The Certifications are each true and correct. Parent maintains disclosure controls and procedures required by Rule 13a-15(e) or 15d-15(e) under the Exchange Act. Each director and executive officer of Parent has filed with the SEC on a timely basis all statements required with respect to Parent by Section 16(a) of the Exchange Act and the rules and regulations thereunder. As used in this Section 5.7, the term “file” shall be broadly construed to include any manner in which a document or information is furnished, supplied or otherwise made available to the SEC or Nasdaq. None of Parent (including any employee thereof), Merger Sub or Parent’s independent auditors has identified or been made aware of (A) any significant deficiency or material weakness in the system of internal accounting controls utilized by Parent, (B) any fraud, whether or not material, that involves Parent’s management or other employees who have a role in the preparation of financial statements or the internal accounting controls utilized by Parent or (C) any claim or allegation regarding either (A) or (B).

 

(b) The financial statements and notes contained or incorporated by reference in the Parent SEC Reports fairly present, and the financial statements and notes to be contained in or to be incorporated by reference in the Additional Parent SEC Reports will fairly present, the financial condition and the results of operations, changes in stockholders’ equity and cash flows of Parent as at the respective dates of, and for the periods referred to, in such financial statements, all in accordance with: (i) GAAP; and (ii) Regulation S-X or Regulation S-K, as applicable, subject, in the case of interim financial statements, to normal recurring year-end adjustments (the effect of which will not, individually or in the aggregate, be material) and the omission of notes to the extent permitted by Regulation S-X or Regulation S-K, as applicable. Parent has no off-balance sheet arrangements that are not disclosed in the Parent SEC Reports. No financial statements other than those of Parent are required by GAAP to be included in the consolidated financial statements of Parent.

 

Section 5.8 Absence of Certain Changes or Events. Except as set forth in Parent SEC Reports filed prior to the date of this Agreement, and except as contemplated by this Agreement, since December 31, 2020, there has not been: (a) any Parent Material Adverse Effect; (b) any declaration, setting aside or payment of any dividend on, or other distribution in respect of, any of Parent’s capital stock, or any purchase, redemption or other acquisition by Parent of any of Parent’s capital stock or any other securities of Parent or any options, warrants, calls or rights to acquire any such shares or other securities; (c) any split, combination or reclassification of any of Parent’s capital stock; (d) any material change by Parent in its accounting methods, principles or practices, except as required by concurrent changes in GAAP (or any interpretation thereof) or Applicable Legal Requirements; (e) any change in the auditors of Parent; (f) any revaluation by Parent of any of its assets, including, without limitation, any sale of assets of Parent other than in the ordinary course of business; or (g) any action taken or agreed upon by Parent or any of its Subsidiaries that would be prohibited by 0 if such action were taken on or after the date hereof without the consent of the Company.

 

Section 5.9 Litigation. As of the date of this Agreement, there are no Legal Proceedings pending or, to the Knowledge of Parent, threatened in writing against or otherwise relating to Parent or any of its Subsidiaries, before any Governmental Entity: (a) challenging or seeking to enjoining, alter or materially delay the Transactions; or (b) that would, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to be material to Parent.

 

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Section 5.10 Business Activities ; Liabilities.

 

(a) Since their respective incorporation, neither Parent, nor Merger Sub has conducted any business activities other than activities: (i) in connection with its organization; or (ii) directed toward the accomplishment of a business combination. Except as set forth in the Parent Organizational Documents, there is no Contract or Order binding upon Parent or Merger Sub or to which any of them is a party which has or could reasonably be expected to have the effect of prohibiting or materially impairing any business practice of it, any acquisition of property by it or the conduct of business by it as currently conducted or as currently contemplated to be conducted (including, in each case, following the Closing). Other than under the Transaction Agreements or pursuant to the performance of its obligations thereunder, neither Parent nor Merger Sub has any material liabilities, debts or obligations (absolute, accrued, contingent or otherwise).

 

(b) Merger Sub was formed solely for the purpose of effecting the transactions contemplated by this Agreement and has not engaged in any business activities or conducted any operations other than in connection with the transactions contemplated hereby and has no, and at all times prior to the Effective Time, except as expressly contemplated by this Agreement, the Transaction Agreements and the other documents and transactions contemplated hereby and thereby, will have no, assets, liabilities or obligations of any kind or nature whatsoever other than those incident to its formation.

 

(c) Except for this Agreement, the Transaction Agreements, the Transactions and the Parent Material Contracts, Parent has no material interests, rights, obligations or liabilities with respect to, and is not party to, bound by or has its assets or property subject to, in each case whether directly or indirectly, any Parent Material Contract (as defined below) or party to any transaction which is, or would reasonably be interpreted as constituting, a Parent Business Combination. Except for the transactions contemplated by this Agreement, the Transaction Agreements, or the Trust Agreement, Merger Sub does not own or have a right to acquire, directly or indirectly, any interest or investment (whether equity or debt) in any corporation, partnership, joint venture, business, trust or other entity.

 

Section 5.11 Parent Material Contracts. Schedule 5.11 of the Parent Disclosure Letter sets forth a true, correct and complete list of each Contract to which Parent or Merger Sub is party pursuant to which greater than $50,000 is reasonably expected to be due in any single calendar year and pursuant (the “Parent Material Contracts”), other than any such Parent Material Contract that is listed as an exhibit to Parent’s Form S-1 Registration Statement, initially filed with the SEC on August 14, 2020. To the extent Parent or Merger Sub is a party to a Contract that is not a Parent Material Contract, Parent or Merger Sub (as applicable) may terminate such other Contract without post-termination liability or obligation beyond payments owing through the date of termination.

 

Section 5.12 Parent Listing. The issued and outstanding Parent Units are registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Exchange Act and are listed for trading on the Nasdaq Capital Market (“Nasdaq”) under the symbol “CMLFU”. The issued and outstanding shares of Parent Class A Stock are registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Exchange Act and are listed for trading on Nasdaq under the symbol “CMLF”. The issued and outstanding Public Warrants are registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Exchange Act and are listed for trading on Nasdaq under the symbol “CMLFW”. Parent is a member in good standing with Nasdaq. There is no action or proceeding pending or, to the Knowledge of Parent, threatened in writing against Parent by Nasdaq or the SEC with respect to any intention by such entity to deregister the Parent Units, the shares of Parent Class A Stock or Public Warrants or terminate the listing of Parent on Nasdaq. None of Parent or any of its Affiliates has taken any action in an attempt to terminate the registration of the Parent Units, the Parent Class A Stock or Public Warrants under the Exchange Act.

 

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Section 5.13 Equity Financing Amount. Section 5.13 of the Parent Disclosure Letter sets forth a true, accurate and complete list of each of the subscription agreements (the “Equity Financing Agreements”) entered into by Parent with the applicable investors named therein (collectively, the “Equity Financing Investors”), pursuant to which the Equity Financing Investors have committed to provide equity financing to Parent in the aggregate amount of $350,000,000 (the “Equity Financing Amount”). The Equity Financing Amount, together with the amount in the Trust Account at the Closing, are in the aggregate sufficient to enable Parent to: (a) pay all cash amounts required to be paid by Parent or its Subsidiaries under or in connection with this Agreement; and (b) pay any and all fees and expenses of or payable by Parent with respect to the Transactions. To Parent’s Knowledge with respect, as of the date hereof, the Equity Financing Agreements are in full force and effect and have not been withdrawn or terminated, or otherwise amended or modified, in any respect, and no withdrawal, termination, amendment or modification is contemplated by Parent. Each Equity Financing Agreement is a legal, valid and binding obligation of Parent and, to Parent’s Knowledge, each Equity Financing Investor. As of the date hereof, Parent does not know of any facts or circumstances that may reasonably be expected to result in any of the conditions set forth in any Equity Financing Agreement not being satisfied, or the Equity Financing Amount not being available to Parent, on the Closing Date. No event has occurred that, with or without notice, lapse of time or both, would constitute a default or breach on the part of Parent under any material term or condition of any Equity Financing Agreement and, as of the date hereof, Parent has no reason to believe that it will be unable to satisfy in all material respects on a timely basis any term or condition of closing to be satisfied by it contained in any Equity Financing Agreement. The Equity Financing Agreements contain all of the conditions precedent (other than the conditions contained in the other Transaction Agreements) to the obligations of the Equity Financing Investor to contribute to Parent the applicable portion of the Equity Financing Amount set forth in the applicable Equity Financing Agreement on the terms therein.

 

Section 5.14 Trust Account.

 

(a) As of January 29, 2021, Parent had $442,767,712.12 in a trust account (the “Trust Account”), maintained and invested pursuant to that certain Investment Management Trust Agreement (the “Trust Agreement”) effective as of September 1, 2020, by and between Parent and Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, a New York corporation (“Continental”) for the benefit of its public stockholders, with such funds invested in United States Government securities or money market funds meeting all of the applicable conditions under Rule 2a-7 promulgated under the Investment Company Act. Other than pursuant to the Trust Agreement and the Equity Financing Agreements, the obligations of Parent under this Agreement are not subject to any conditions regarding Parent’s, its Affiliates’, or any other Person’s ability to obtain financing for the consummation of the Transactions.

 

(b) 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, except insofar as enforceability may be limited by applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium or similar laws affecting creditors’ rights generally or by principles governing the availability of equitable remedies. Parent 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 Parent or, to the Knowledge of Parent, Continental. There are no separate Contracts, side letters or other understandings (whether written or unwritten, express or implied): (i) between Parent and Continental that would cause the description of the Trust Agreement in the Parent SEC Reports to be inaccurate in any material respect; or (ii) to the Knowledge of Parent, that would entitle any Person (other than stockholders of Parent holding Parent Class A Stock sold in Parent’s initial public offering who shall have elected to redeem their shares of Parent Class A Stock pursuant to Parent’s Charter 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) to redeem Parent Class A Stock in accordance with the provisions of Parent’s Charter Documents. There are no Legal Proceedings pending or, to the Knowledge of Parent, threatened in writing with respect to the Trust Account. Parent has performed all material obligations required to be performed by it to date under, and is not in default, breach or delinquent in performance or any other respect (claimed or actual) in connection with, the Trust Agreement, and no event has occurred which, with due notice or lapse of time or both, would constitute such a default or breach thereunder. As of the Effective Time, the obligations of Parent to dissolve or liquidate pursuant to Parent’s Charter Documents shall terminate, and as of the Effective Time, Parent shall have no obligation whatsoever pursuant to Parent’s Charter Documents to dissolve and liquidate the assets of Parent by reason of the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby. To the Knowledge of Parent, following the Effective Time, no stockholder of Parent shall be entitled to receive any amount from the Trust Account except to the extent such stockholder of Parent validly elects to redeem their shares of Parent Class A Stock. As of the date hereof, assuming the accuracy of the representations and warranties of the Company contained herein and the compliance by the Company with its obligations hereunder, neither Parent nor Merger Sub have any 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 Parent and Merger Sub on the Closing Date.

 

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Section 5.15 Taxes.

 

(a) All material Tax Returns required to be filed by Parent have been timely filed (after giving effect to any valid extensions) and all such Tax Returns are true, correct and complete in all material respects.

 

(b) Parent has paid all material amounts of its Taxes which are due and payable.

 

(c) Parent has complied in all material respects with all Applicable Legal Requirements relating to withholding and remittance of all material amounts of Taxes and all material amounts of Taxes required by Applicable Legal Requirements to be withheld by Parent have been withheld and paid over to the appropriate Governmental Entity.

 

(d) No deficiency for any material amount of Taxes has been asserted or assessed by any Governmental Entity in writing against Parent (nor to the Knowledge of Parent is there any), which deficiency has not been paid or resolved. No material audit or other proceeding by any Governmental Entity is currently pending or threatened in writing against Parent with respect to any Taxes due from Parent.

 

(e) There are no Tax indemnification agreements or Tax sharing agreements under which Parent could be liable after the Closing Date for the Tax liability of any Person other than Parent or Merger Sub, except for customary agreements or arrangements with customers, vendors, lessors, lenders and the like or other similar agreements, in each case, that do not relate primarily to Taxes.

 

(f) Parent has not consented to extend the time in which any material Tax may be assessed or collected by any Governmental Entity (other than pursuant to extensions of time to file Tax Returns obtained in the ordinary course of business), which extension is still in effect and no written request for any such waiver or extension is currently pending.

 

(g) Parent will not be required to include any material item of income in, or exclude any material item or deduction from, taxable income for any taxable period beginning after the Closing Date or, in the case of any taxable period beginning on or before and ending after the Closing Date, the portion of such period beginning after the Closing Date, as a result of: (i) an installment sale or open transaction disposition that occurred prior to the Closing; (ii) any change in method of accounting on or prior to the Closing, including by reason of the application of Section 481 of the Code (or any analogous provision of state, local or foreign Tax Legal Requirements); or (iii) any closing agreement pursuant to Section 7121 of the Code or any similar provision of state, local or foreign Tax Legal Requirements entered into prior to the Closing.

 

(h) There are no liens for material amounts of Taxes (other than Permitted Liens) upon any of Parent’s assets.

 

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Section 5.16 Information Supplied. None of the information supplied or to be supplied by Parent for inclusion or incorporation by reference in the Proxy Statement will, at the date mailed to stockholders of Parent or at the time of the Special Meeting, contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state any material fact required to be stated therein or necessary in order to make the statements therein, in light of the circumstances under which they are made, not misleading. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Parent makes no representation, warranty or covenant with respect to: (a) statements made or incorporated by reference therein based on information supplied by the Company or the Company Subsidiaries for inclusion or incorporation by reference in the Proxy Statement; or (b) any projections or forecasts included in the Proxy Statement.

 

Section 5.17 Employees; Benefit Plans. Other than any former officers or as described in the Parent SEC Reports, Parent has never had any employees. Other than reimbursement of any out-of-pocket expenses incurred by Parent’s officers and directors in connection with activities on Parent’s behalf in an aggregate amount not in excess of the amount of cash held by Parent outside of the Trust Account, Parent has no unsatisfied material liability with respect to any employee. Parent does not currently maintain or have any direct liability under any benefit plan, and neither the execution and delivery of this Agreement or the other Transaction Agreements nor the consummation of the Transactions will, either alone or in connection with any other event: (a) result in any payment (including severance, unemployment compensation, golden parachute, bonus or otherwise) becoming due to any director, officer or employee of Parent; (b) result in the acceleration of the time of payment or vesting of any such benefits; or (c) give rise to any “excess parachute payment” as defined in Section 280G(b)(1) of the Code or any excise tax owing under Section 4999 of the Code.

 

Section 5.18 Board Approval; Stockholder Vote. The board of directors of Parent and Merger Sub (including any required committee or subgroup of the board of directors of Parent or Merger Sub, as applicable), as of the date of this Agreement, unanimously: (a) approved and declared the advisability of this Agreement, the other Transaction Agreements and the consummation of the Transactions; and (b) determined that the consummation of the Transactions is in the best interest of, as applicable, the stockholders of Parent or Merger Sub (as applicable). Other than the approval of the Parent Stockholder Matters, no other corporate proceedings on the part of Parent are necessary to approve the consummation of the Transactions.

 

Section 5.19 Title to Assets. Subject to the restrictions on use of the Trust Account set forth in the Trust Agreement, Parent owns good and marketable title to, or holds a valid leasehold interest in, or a valid license to use, all of the assets used by Parent in the operation of its business and which are material to Parent, free and clear of any Liens (other than Permitted Liens).

 

Section 5.20 Affiliate Transactions. Except as described in the Parent SEC Reports, no Contract between Parent, on the one hand, and any of the present or former directors, officers, employees, stockholders or warrant holders or Affiliates of Parent (or an immediate family member of any of the foregoing), on the other hand, will continue in effect following the Closing, other than any such Contract that is not material to Parent.

 

Section 5.21 Brokers. Other than fees or commissions for which Parent will be solely responsible, none of Parent, Merger Sub, or any of their respective Affiliates, including Sponsor, has any liability or obligation to pay, or is entitled to receive, any fees or commissions to any broker, finder or agent with respect to the Transactions.

 

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Section 5.22 Disclaimer of Other Warranties. PARENT AND MERGER SUB HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT, (x) NONE OF ISMMS OR ANY OTHER MSHS ENTITY, OR (y) EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED IN Article IV, NONE OF THE COMPANY, ANY OF ITS SUBSIDIARIES OR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE AFFILIATES OR REPRESENTATIVES HAS MADE, IS MAKING, OR SHALL BE DEEMED TO MAKE ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY WHATSOEVER, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AT LAW OR IN EQUITY, TO PARENT, MERGER SUB, ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE AFFILIATES OR REPRESENTATIVES OR ANY OTHER PERSON, WITH RESPECT TO THE COMPANY STOCKHOLDERS (OR ANY HOLDER OF DERIVATIVE SECURITIES OF THE COMPANY), ANY OF THE GROUP COMPANIES OR ANY OF THE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, BUSINESSES, ASSETS OR PROPERTIES OF THE FOREGOING, OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY AS TO MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, FUTURE RESULTS, PROPOSED BUSINESSES OR FUTURE PLANS. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING AND NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY: (a) NONE OF ISMMS OR ANY OTHER MSHS ENTITY OR THE COMPANY, ANY OF ITS SUBSIDIARIES OR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE AFFILIATES OR REPRESENTATIVES SHALL BE DEEMED TO MAKE TO PARENT, MERGER SUB, OR THEIR RESPECTIVE AFFILIATES OR REPRESENTATIVES ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY WHATSOEVER OTHER THAN SOLELY IN THE CASE OF THE COMPANY AS EXPRESSLY MADE BY THE COMPANY TO PARENT AND MERGER SUB IN Article IV; AND (b) NONE OF THE COMPANY NOR ANY OF ITS SUBSIDIARIES, NOR THEIR RESPECTIVE AFFILIATES OR REPRESENTATIVES, HAS MADE, IS MAKING, OR SHALL BE DEEMED TO MAKE TO PARENT, MERGER SUB, OR THEIR RESPECTIVE AFFILIATES OR REPRESENTATIVES OR ANY OTHER PERSON ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO: (i) THE INFORMATION DISTRIBUTED OR MADE AVAILABLE TO PARENT OR ITS REPRESENTATIVES BY OR ON BEHALF OF THE COMPANY IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT AND THE TRANSACTIONS; (ii) ANY MANAGEMENT PRESENTATION, CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION MEMORANDUM OR SIMILAR DOCUMENT; OR (iii) ANY FINANCIAL PROJECTION, FORECAST, ESTIMATE, BUDGET OR SIMILAR ITEM RELATING TO THE COMPANY, ANY OF ITS SUBSIDIARIES AND/OR THE BUSINESS, ASSETS, LIABILITIES, PROPERTIES, FINANCIAL CONDITION, RESULTS OF OPERATIONS AND PROJECTED OPERATIONS OF THE FOREGOING. EACH OF PARENT AND MERGER SUB HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGES THAT IT HAS NOT RELIED ON ANY PROMISE, REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY THAT IS NOT EXPRESSLY SET FORTH IN Article IV, OF THIS AGREEMENT. EACH OF PARENT AND MERGER SUB ACKNOWLEDGES THAT IT HAS CONDUCTED, TO ITS SATISFACTION, AN INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION AND VERIFICATION OF THE COMPANY, ITS SUBSIDIARIES AND THE BUSINESS, ASSETS, LIABILITIES, PROPERTIES, FINANCIAL CONDITION, RESULTS OF OPERATIONS AND PROJECTED OPERATIONS OF THE FOREGOING AND, IN MAKING ITS DETERMINATION TO PROCEED WITH THE TRANSACTIONS, EACH OF PARENT AND MERGER SUB HAS RELIED ON THE RESULTS OF ITS OWN INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION AND VERIFICATION, IN ADDITION TO THE REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF THE COMPANY EXPRESSLY AND SPECIFICALLY SET FORTH IN Article IV, OF THIS AGREEMENT. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY IN THIS Section 5.22, CLAIMS AGAINST THE COMPANY OR ANY OTHER PERSON SHALL NOT BE LIMITED IN ANY RESPECT IN THE EVENT OF INTENTIONAL FRAUD IN THE MAKING THE OF THE REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES IN Article IV, BY SUCH PERSON. PARENT AND MERGER SUB HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT: (A) ISSMS DOES NOT CONTROL OR DIRECT THE BUSINESS OF THE COMPANY AND DOES NOT HAVE OR EXERCISE THE POWER TO DIRECT OR CAUSE THE DIRECTION OF THE MANAGEMENT OR POLICIES OF THE COMPANY; (B) THAT ANY OFFICER OF THE COMPANY WHO MAY ALSO HOLD A POSITION WITH ISMMS ACTS SOLELY AT THE DIRECTION AND INSTRUCTION OF THE COMPANY IN HIS/HER CAPACITY AS AN OFFICER OF THE COMPANY AND THAT ISMMS DOES NOT DIRECT OR INSTRUCT THE ACTIONS OF SUCH OFFICER OF THE COMPANY IN SUCH CAPACITY; AND (C) THAT TO THE EXTENT THAT ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF THE COMPANY IS MADE “TO THE KNOWLEDGE” OF THE COMPANY AND THE KNOWLEDGE OF AN OFFICER OF THE COMPANY IS IMPUTED TO THE COMPANY FOR SUCH PURPOSE, AND TO THE EXTENT THAT SUCH OFFICER MAY ALSO HOLD A POSITION WITH ISMMS, THE KNOWLEDGE OF SUCH OFFICER FOR PURPOSES OF SUCH REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY IS LIMITED TO THE KNOWLEDGE OF SUCH OFFICER IN HIS/HER CAPACITY AS AN OFFICER OF THE COMPANY AND NOT IN THE CAPACITY OF SUCH OFFICER IN HIS/HER POSITION WITH ISMMS.

 

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Article VI
CONDUCT PRIOR TO THE CLOSING DATE

 

Section 6.1 Conduct of Business by the Company and the Company Subsidiaries. During the period from the date of this Agreement and continuing until the earlier of the termination of this Agreement pursuant to its terms or the Closing, the Company shall, and shall cause the Company Subsidiaries to, use its commercially reasonable efforts to carry on its business in the ordinary course, except: (a) to the extent that Parent shall otherwise consent in writing (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed); (b) as expressly contemplated by this Agreement or the Company Disclosure Letter or (c) as may be required by Applicable Legal Requirements (including Pandemic Measures). Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, except as required or expressly permitted by the terms of this Agreement, as set forth on Schedule 6.1 of the Company Disclosure Letter, or as required by Applicable Legal Requirements (including Pandemic Measures), without the prior written consent of Parent (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed), during the period from the date of this Agreement and continuing until the earlier of the termination of this Agreement pursuant to its terms or the Closing, the Company shall not, and shall cause the Company Subsidiaries not to, do any of the following:

 

(a) except as otherwise required by any existing Company Benefit Plan, this Agreement or Applicable Legal Requirements: (i) increase or grant any increase in the compensation, bonus, fringe or other benefits of, or pay, grant or promise any bonus to, any current or former employee, director or independent contractor except for any such Person with an annual base salary or wage rate of less than $350,000 in the ordinary course of business; (ii) grant or pay any severance or change in control pay or benefits to, or otherwise increase the severance or change in control pay or benefits of, any current or former employee, director or independent contractor; (iii) enter into, amend (other than immaterial amendments) or terminate any Company Benefit Plan or any employee benefit plan, policy, program, agreement, trust or arrangement that would have constituted an Company Benefit Plan if it had been in effect on the date of this Agreement (other than annual renewal of welfare plans in the ordinary course of business that does not result in a material increase in cost to the Group Companies); (iv) take any action to accelerate the vesting or payment of, or otherwise fund or secure the payment of, any compensation or benefits under any Company Benefit Plan; (v) grant any equity or equity-based compensation awards; or (vi) terminate any employee or independent contractor (other than for cause), if such terminated employee or consultant receives, annual base compensation (or annual base wages or fees) in excess of $350,000; or (vii) enter into, amend or terminate any collective bargaining agreement or other agreement with a labor union, works council or similar organization respecting employees of the Group Companies;

 

(b) (i) transfer, sell, assign, license, sublicense, encumber, impair, abandon, fail to diligently maintain, transfer or otherwise dispose of any right, title or interest of the Company in any Owned Intellectual Property or Licensed Intellectual Property, in each case, that is material to any of the businesses of the Group Companies; (ii) extend, amend, waive, cancel or modify any material rights in or to any Owned Intellectual Property or Licensed Intellectual Property, in each case, that is material to any business of the Group Companies; (iii) fail to diligently prosecute the Patent applications owned by the Company other than applications the Company, in the exercise of its good faith business judgment, has determined to abandon; or (iv) divulge, furnish to or make accessible any Trade Secrets constituting material Owned Intellectual Property or any Trade Secrets of any Person to whom any Group Company has a confidentiality obligation to any third party who is not subject to an enforceable written agreement to maintain the confidentiality of such Trade Secrets, other than, in each of (i) through (iv), in the ordinary course of business; provided, that in no event shall the Company license on an exclusive basis or sell any material Owned Intellectual Property;

 

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(c) except for transactions solely among the Group Companies: (i) declare, set aside or pay any dividends on or make any other distributions (whether in cash, stock, equity securities or property) in respect of any capital stock or split, combine or reclassify any capital stock or issue or authorize the issuance of any other securities in respect of, in lieu of or in substitution for any capital stock; (ii) repurchase, redeem or otherwise acquire, or offer to repurchase, redeem or otherwise acquire, any membership interests, capital stock or any other equity interests, as applicable, in any Group Company, other than pursuant to the terms of a Company Option; (iii) grant, issue, sell or otherwise dispose, or authorize to issue, sell, or otherwise dispose any membership interests, capital stock or any other equity interests (such as stock options, stock units, restricted stock or other Contracts for the purchase or acquisition of such capital stock), as applicable, in any Group Company, other than the Earn-Out RSUs issued in accordance with Section 3.4; (iv) declare, set aside or pay any dividend or make any other distribution; or (v) issue, deliver, sell, authorize, pledge or otherwise encumber, or agree to any of the foregoing with respect to, any shares of capital stock or other equity securities or ownership interests or any securities convertible into or exchangeable for shares of capital stock or other equity securities or ownership interests, or subscriptions, rights, warrants or options to acquire any shares of capital stock or other equity securities or ownership interests or any securities convertible into or exchangeable for shares of capital stock or other equity securities or other ownership interests, or enter into other agreements or commitments of any character obligating it to issue any such shares, equity securities or other ownership interests or convertible or exchangeable securities;

 

(d) amend its Charter Documents, or form or establish any Subsidiary;

 

(e) (i) merge, consolidate or combine with any Person; or (ii) acquire or agree to acquire by merging or consolidating with, purchasing any equity interest in or a substantial portion of the assets of, or by any other manner, any business or any corporation, partnership, association or other business organization or division thereof;

 

(f) sell, lease, license, sublicense, abandon, divest, transfer, cancel, abandon or permit to lapse or expire, dedicate to the public, or otherwise dispose of, any material assets (other than Intellectual Property) or material properties, other than any sale, lease or disposition in the ordinary course of business or as set forth on Schedule 6.1(f) of the Company Disclosure Letter;

 

(g) (i) issue or sell any debt securities or rights to acquire any debt securities of any of the Group Companies or guarantee any debt securities of another Person; (ii) make, incur, create or assume any loans, advances or capital contributions to, or investments in, or guarantee any Indebtedness of, any Person other than any of the Group Companies except for (A) loans, advances or capital contributions pursuant to and in accordance with the terms of agreements or legal obligations existing as of the date of this Agreement, in each case set forth on Schedule 6.1(g) of the Company Disclosure Letter; provided, that any such amounts do not exceed $250,000 in the aggregate and remain with the Company for general working capital expenditures in the ordinary course of business and (B) equipment financing arrangements entered into in the ordinary course of business; (iii) except in the ordinary course of business, create any material Liens on any material property or assets of any of the Group Companies in connection with any Indebtedness thereof (other than Permitted Liens); (iv) cancel or forgive any Indebtedness owed to any of the Group Companies; or (v) make, incur or commit to make or incur any capital expenditures, other than in the ordinary course of business;

 

(h) release, assign, compromise, settle or agree to settle any Legal Proceeding material to the Group Companies, taken as a whole;

 

(i) except in the ordinary course of business: (i) enter into any Contract that would have been a Company Material Contract or Material Current Government Contract (other than pursuant to offers, bids or proposals made by any Group Company on or prior to the date hereof that, if accepted, would result in a Government Contract) had it been entered into prior to the date of this Agreement or (ii) waive, delay the exercise of, release or assign any material rights or claims under any Company Material Contract or Material Current Government Contract;

 

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(j) modify, amend or terminate in a manner that is materially adverse to the applicable Group Companies, taken as a whole, any Company Material Contract or Material Current Government Contract (other than pursuant to (i) offers, bids or proposals made by any Group Company on or prior to the date hereof that, if accepted, would result in a Government Contract or (ii) requirements from any Governmental Entity to modify the scope of work under any Government Contract);

 

(k) incur or enter into a Contract requiring the Company to make any capital expenditures in excess of $250,000 in any 12-month period;

 

(l) except as required by U.S. GAAP (or any interpretation thereof) or Applicable Legal Requirements, make any change in accounting methods, principles or practices;

 

(m) (i) make or rescind any material Tax election; (ii) settle or compromise any material Tax claim; (iii) change (or request to change) any method of accounting for Tax purposes; (iv) file any amendment to an material Tax Return; (v) waive or extend any statute of limitations in respect of a period within which an assessment or reassessment of material Taxes may be issued (other than any extension pursuant to an extension to file any Tax Return); (vi) knowingly surrender any claim for a refund of Taxes; or (vii) enter into any “closing agreement” as described in Section 7121 of the Code (or any similar Legal Requirement) with any Governmental Entity; (viii) incur any liability for Taxes other than in the ordinary course of business; (ix) prepare any Tax Return in a manner inconsistent with past practice;(x) take any action or fail to take any action that would reasonably be expected to prevent, impair or impede the Intended Tax Treatment; or (xi) authorize, recommend, propose or announce an intention to adopt a plan of complete or partial liquidation, restructuring, recapitalization, dissolution or winding-up of the Company or any Company Subsidiary;

 

(n) subject to clause (c) above, enter into or amend any agreement with, or pay, distribute or advance any assets or property to, any of its officers, directors, employees, partners, stockholders or other Affiliates, other than payments or distributions relating to obligations in respect of arms-length commercial transactions pursuant to the agreements set forth on Schedule 6.1(n) of the Company Disclosure Letter as existing on the date of this Agreement;

 

(o) engage in any material new line of business; or

 

(p) agree in writing or otherwise agree, commit or resolve to take any of the actions described in Section 6.1(a) through (o) above.

 

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, the Company may, in connection with COVID-19, take such actions in good faith as are reasonably necessary (x) to protect the health and safety of the Company’s employees and other individuals having business dealings with the Company or (y) to respond to third-party supply or service disruptions caused by COVID-19, including, but not limited to Pandemic Measures, and any such actions taken (or not taken) as a result of, in response to, or otherwise related to COVID-19 shall be deemed to be taken in the “ordinary course of business” for all purposes of this Section 6.01 and not be considered a breach of this Section 6.01; provided that, to the extent that the Company took any actions pursuant to the immediately preceding clause that caused deviations from its business being conducted in the ordinary course of business, the Company shall resume conducting its business in the ordinary course of business in all material respects as soon as reasonably practicable.

 

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Nothing contained in this Agreement shall give Parent, directly or indirectly, any right to control or direct the operations of the Group Companies prior to the Closing. Prior to the Closing, each of the Company and Parent shall exercise, consistent with the other terms and conditions of this Agreement, complete control and supervision over their respective businesses.

 

Section 6.2 Conduct of Business by Parent and Merger Sub. During the period from the date of this Agreement and continuing until the earlier of the termination of this Agreement pursuant to its terms or the Closing, Parent shall, and shall cause its Subsidiaries to, use its commercially reasonable efforts to carry on its business in the ordinary course, except to the extent that the Company shall otherwise consent in writing or as contemplated by this Agreement (including as contemplated by the Equity Financing Agreements). Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, except as required or permitted by the terms of this Agreement or as required by Applicable Legal Requirements (including Pandemic Measures), without the prior written consent of the Company (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed), during the period from the date of this Agreement and continuing until the earlier of the termination of this Agreement pursuant to its terms or the Closing, Parent shall not, and shall cause its Subsidiaries not to, do any of the following:

 

(a) declare, set aside or pay dividends on or make any other distributions (whether in cash, stock, equity securities or property) in respect of any capital stock (or warrant) or split, combine or reclassify any capital stock (or warrant), effect a recapitalization or issue or authorize the issuance of any other securities in respect of, in lieu of or in substitution for any capital stock or warrant, or effect any like change in capitalization;

 

(b) purchase, redeem or otherwise acquire, directly or indirectly, any equity securities of Parent or any of its Subsidiaries;

 

(c) other than in connection with the Equity Financing Agreements, grant, issue, deliver, sell, authorize, pledge or otherwise encumber, or agree to any of the foregoing with respect to, any shares of capital stock or other equity securities or any securities convertible into or exchangeable for shares of capital stock or other equity securities, or subscriptions, rights, warrants or options to acquire any shares of capital stock or other equity securities or any securities convertible into or exchangeable for shares of capital stock or other equity securities, or enter into other agreements or commitments of any character obligating it to issue any such shares of capital stock or equity securities or convertible or exchangeable securities;

 

(d) amend its Charter Documents or form or establish any Subsidiary;

 

(e) (i) merge, consolidate or combine with any Person; or (ii) acquire or agree to acquire by merging or consolidating with, or by purchasing any equity interest in or a portion of the assets of, or by any other manner, any business or any corporation, partnership, association or other business organization or division thereof, or otherwise acquire or agree to acquire any assets, or enter into any joint ventures, strategic partnerships or alliances;

 

(f) incur any Indebtedness 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 Parent, 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;

 

(g) except as required by GAAP (or any interpretation thereof) or Applicable Legal Requirements, make any change in accounting methods, principles or practices;

 

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(h) (i) make or rescind any material Tax election (ii) settle or compromise any material Tax claim; (iii) change (or request to change) any method of accounting for Tax purposes; (iv) file any amendment to any material Tax Return; (v) waive or extend any statute of limitations in respect of a period within which an assessment or reassessment of material Taxes may be issued (other than any extension pursuant to an extension to file any Tax Return); (vi) knowingly surrender any claim for a refund of Taxes; or (vii) enter into any “closing agreement” as described in Section 7121 of the Code (or any similar Legal Requirement) with any Governmental Entity; (viii) create any material Liens on any material property or assets of Parent or Merger Sub; (ix) incur any liability for Taxes other than in the ordinary course of business; or (x) take any action or fail to take any action that would reasonably be expected to prevent, impair or impede the Intended Tax Treatment;

 

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

 

(j) commence, settle or compromise any Legal Proceeding;

 

(k) engage in any material new line of business;

 

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

 

(m) (i) adopt or amend any employee benefit plan, or enter into any employment contract or collective bargaining agreement other than the LTIP or the ESPP, or (ii) hire any employee or any other individual to provide services to Parent or its Subsidiaries;

 

(n)  (i) enter into any Parent Material Contract or other Contract that will not be terminable for convenience on or before Closing without requiring the payment of any amount or any post-Closing liability or obligation, (ii) modify, amend or terminate any Parent Material Contract or (iii) waive, delay the exercise of, release or assign any material rights or claims under any Parent Material Contract;

 

(o) make any expenditures utilizing funds in the Trust Account; or

 

(p) agree in writing or otherwise agree, commit or resolve to take any of the actions described in Sections 6.2(a) through (o) above.

 

Article VII ADDITIONAL AGREEMENTS

 

Section 7.1 Proxy Statement; Special Meeting.

 

(a) Proxy Statement.

 

(i) As promptly as practicable following the execution and delivery of this Agreement and the delivery of the PCAOB Financial Statements, Parent shall, in accordance with this Section 7.1(a), prepare, with the assistance of the Company, and file with the SEC, in preliminary form, a proxy statement in connection with the Transactions (as amended or supplemented, the “Proxy Statement”) to be sent to the stockholders of Parent in advance of the Special Meeting, for the purpose of, among other things: (A) providing Parent’s stockholders with the opportunity to redeem shares of Parent Class A Stock (the “Parent Stockholder Redemption”); and (B) soliciting proxies from holders of Parent Class A Stock to vote at the Special Meeting in favor of: (1) the adoption of this Agreement and approval of the Transactions; (2) the issuance of shares of Parent Class A Stock in connection with Section 2.6; (3) the amendment and restatement of the Parent Organizational Documents in the form of the Parent A&R Charter attached hereto as Exhibit A and the Parent A&R Bylaws attached hereto as Exhibit B; (4) adoption of the LTIP and ESPP and (5) any other proposals the Parties deem reasonably necessary or desirable to consummate the Transactions (collectively, the “Parent Stockholder Matters”). The Proxy Statement will comply as to form and substance with the applicable requirements of the Exchange Act and the rules and regulations thereunder. Parent shall file the definitive Proxy Statement once approved by the Company as provided in clause (iii), below, with the SEC and cause the Proxy Statement to be mailed to its stockholders of record, as of the record date to be established by the board of directors of Parent, as promptly as practicable following the earlier to occur of: (Y) in the event the preliminary Proxy Statement is not reviewed by the SEC, the expiration of the waiting period in Rule 14a-6(a) under the Exchange Act; or (Z) in the event the preliminary Proxy Statement is reviewed by the SEC, receipt of oral or written notification of the completion of the review by the SEC (such earlier date, the “Proxy Clearance Date”).

 

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(ii) As soon as reasonably practicable following the date of this Agreement, the Company shall deliver to Parent (A) audited balance sheets as of December 31, 2020 and statements of operations and comprehensive (loss) income, stockholders’ deficit and cash flows of the Group Companies for the 12-month period ended December 31, 2020 together with the auditor’s reports thereon, which comply in all material respects with the applicable accounting requirements and with the rules and regulations of the SEC, the Exchange Act and the Securities Act applicable to a registrant (collectively, the “PCAOB Financial Statements”); provided, that, upon delivery of such PCAOB Financial Statements, such financial statements shall be deemed “Audited Financial Statements” for all the purposes of this Agreement and the representation and warranties set forth in Section 4.8 shall be deemed to apply to such Audited Financial Statements with the same force and effect as if made as of the date of this Agreement; (B) all other audited and unaudited financial statements of the Group Companies and any company or business units acquired by it, as applicable, required under the Applicable Legal Requirements of the SEC to be included in the Proxy Statement and/or the Closing Form 8-K (including pro forma financial information); (C) all selected financial data of the Group Companies required by Item 301 of Regulation S-K, as necessary for inclusion in the Proxy Statement and the Closing Form 8-K; and (D) management’s discussion and analysis of financial condition and results of operations prepared in accordance with Item 303 of Regulation S-K of the SEC with respect to the periods ended December 31, 2020, 2019 and 2018, as necessary for inclusion in the Proxy Statement and Closing Form 8-K (including pro forma financial information).

 

(iii) Prior to filing the Proxy Statement with the SEC, Parent will make available to the Company drafts of the Proxy Statement and any other documents to be filed with the SEC, both preliminary and final, and any amendment or supplement to the Proxy Statement or such other document and will provide the Company with a reasonable opportunity to comment on such drafts and shall consider such comments in good faith. Parent shall not file the Proxy Statement with the SEC without the Company’s final approval thereof, such approval not to be unreasonably withheld, delayed or conditioned. Parent will advise the Company promptly after it receives notice thereof, of: (A) the time when the Proxy Statement has been filed; (B) in the event the preliminary Proxy Statement is not reviewed by the SEC, the expiration of the waiting period in Rule 14a-6(a) under the Exchange Act; (C) in the event the preliminary Proxy Statement is reviewed by the SEC, receipt of oral or written notification of the completion of the review by the SEC; (D) the filing of any supplement or amendment to the Proxy Statement; (E) the issuance of any stop order by the SEC; (F) any request by the SEC for amendment of the Proxy Statement; (G) any comments from the SEC relating to the Proxy Statement and responses thereto; and (H) requests by the SEC for additional information. Parent shall promptly respond to any SEC comments on the Proxy Statement and shall use its reasonable best efforts to have the Proxy Statement cleared by the SEC under the Exchange Act as promptly as practicable.

 

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(iv) Each of Parent 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 or its staff with respect to the Proxy Statement and any amendment to the Proxy Statement filed in response thereto. If Parent or the Company becomes aware that any information contained in the Proxy Statement shall have become false or misleading in any material respect or that the Proxy Statement is required to be amended in order to comply with Applicable Legal Requirements, then (A) such party shall promptly inform the other party and (B) Parent, on the one hand, and the Company, on the other hand, shall cooperate and mutually agree upon (such agreement not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed) an amendment or supplement to the Proxy Statement. Parent and the Company shall use reasonable best efforts to cause the Proxy Statement as so amended or supplemented, to be filed with the SEC and to be disseminated to the holders of shares of capital stock of Parent, as applicable, in each case pursuant to Applicable Legal Requirements and subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement and the Parent Organizational Documents.

 

(v) Parent shall make all necessary filings with respect to the Transactions under the Securities Act, the Exchange Act and applicable “blue sky” laws, and any rules and regulations thereunder. The Company agrees to promptly provide Parent with such information concerning the business, management, operations and financial condition of the Company and the Company Subsidiaries, in each case, as is reasonably requested by Parent for inclusion in the Proxy Statement. The Company shall cause the officers and employees of the Company and the Company Subsidiaries to be reasonably available to Parent and its counsel in connection with the drafting of the Proxy Statement and responding in a timely manner to comments on the Proxy Statement from the SEC.

 

(b) Parent shall, as promptly as practicable following the Proxy Clearance Date, establish a record date (which date shall be mutually agreed with the Company) for, duly call and give notice of, the Special Meeting. Parent shall convene and hold, no later than 45 days after the Proxy Statement is mailed, a meeting of Parent’s stockholders (the “Special Meeting”), for the purpose of obtaining the approval of the Parent Stockholder Matters. Parent shall use its reasonable best efforts to obtain the approval of the Parent Stockholder Matters at the Special Meeting, including by soliciting proxies as promptly as practicable in accordance with Applicable Legal Requirements for the purpose of seeking the approval of the Parent Stockholder Matters. Subject to the proviso in the following sentence, Parent shall include the Parent Recommendation in the Proxy Statement. Except as otherwise required by Applicable Legal Requirements, the board of directors of Parent shall not (and no committee or subgroup thereof shall) change, withdraw, withhold, qualify or modify, or publicly propose to change, withdraw, withhold, qualify or modify, the Parent Recommendation (a “Change in Recommendation”). Parent agrees that its obligation to establish a record date for, duly call, give notice of, convene and hold the Special Meeting for the purpose of seeking approval of the Parent Stockholder Matters shall not be affected by any Change in Recommendation, and Parent agrees to establish a record date for, duly call, give notice of, convene and hold the Special Meeting and submit for the approval of its stockholders the matters contemplated by the Proxy Statement as contemplated by this Section 7.1(b), regardless of whether or not there shall have occurred any Change in Recommendation. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement, Parent shall be entitled to postpone or adjourn the Special Meeting: (i) to ensure that any supplement or amendment to the Proxy Statement that the board of directors of Parent has determined in good faith is required by Applicable Legal Requirements is disclosed to Parent’s stockholders and for such supplement or amendment to be promptly disseminated to Parent’s stockholders prior to the Special Meeting; (ii) if, as of the time for which the Special Meeting is originally scheduled (as set forth in the Proxy Statement), there are insufficient shares of Parent Class A Stock represented (either in person or by proxy) to constitute a quorum necessary to conduct the business to be conducted at the Special Meeting; (iii) in order to solicit additional proxies from stockholders for purposes of obtaining approval of the Parent Stockholder Matters; or (iv) if the holders of Parent Class A Stock have elected to redeem a number of Parent Class A Stock as of such time that would reasonably be expected to result in Parent not satisfying the Company’s Required Funds; provided, that in the event of a postponement or adjournment pursuant to clauses (i), (ii), (iii) or (iv) above, the Special Meeting shall be reconvened as promptly as practicable following such time as the matters described in such clauses have been resolved.

 

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(c) Company Stockholder Approval. The Company shall obtain the Company Stockholder Approval via the Stockholder Consent and Joinder no later than the Company Stockholder Approval Deadline. The Company will provide Parent with a copy of each executed Stockholder Consent and Joinder. In connection therewith, as promptly as practicable, the board of directors of the Company shall set a record date for determining the stockholders required to execute such Stockholder Consent and Joinder. The Company shall, through its board of directors, recommend to the Company Stockholders that they provide the Company Stockholder Approval and execute the Stockholder Consent and Joinder.

 

Section 7.2 Regulatory Approvals. As promptly as practicable after the date of this Agreement, Parent and the Company shall each prepare and file the notification required of it under the HSR Act within 10 Business Days after the date hereof in connection with the Transactions and shall promptly and in good faith respond to all information requested of it by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, U.S. Department of Justice or any other Governmental Entity in connection with such notification and otherwise cooperate in good faith with each other and such Governmental Entities. Each Party will promptly furnish to the other such information and assistance as the other may reasonably request in connection with its preparation of any filing or submission that is necessary under the HSR Act and will use reasonable best efforts to cause the expiration or termination of the applicable waiting periods as soon as practicable. Each Party will promptly furnish to the other such information and assistance as the other may reasonably request in connection with its preparation of any filing or submission that is necessary under the HSR Act or any other Antitrust Laws and will use reasonable best efforts to cause the expiration or termination of the applicable waiting periods or obtain the applicable approvals as soon as practicable. Each Party will promptly provide the other with copies of all substantive written communications (and memoranda setting forth the substance of all substantive oral communications) between each of them, any of their Affiliates and their respective agents, representatives and advisors, on the one hand, and any Governmental Entity, on the other hand, with respect to this Agreement or the Transactions. Without limiting the foregoing, Parent and the Company shall: (i) promptly inform the other of any communication to or from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of Justice or any other Governmental Entity regarding the Transactions; (ii) permit each other to review in advance any proposed substantive written communication to any such Governmental Entity and incorporate reasonable comments thereto; (iii) give the other prompt written notice of the commencement of any Legal Proceeding with respect to such transactions; (iv) not agree to participate in any substantive meeting or discussion with any such Governmental Entity in respect of any filing, investigation or inquiry concerning this Agreement or the Transactions unless, to the extent reasonably practicable, it consults with the other Party in advance and, to the extent permitted by such Governmental Entity, gives the other Party the opportunity to attend; (v) keep the other reasonably informed as to the status of any such Legal Proceeding; and (vi) promptly furnish each other with copies of all correspondence, filings (except for filings made under the HSR Act) and written communications between such Party and their Affiliates and their respective agents, representatives and advisors, on one hand, and any such Governmental Entity, on the other hand, in each case, with respect to this Agreement and the Transactions. Each of the Company Transaction Fees and Parent Transaction Fees shall include 50% of any filing fees required by Governmental Entities, including with respect to any registrations, declarations and filings required in connection with the execution and delivery of this Agreement, the performance of the obligations hereunder and the consummation of the Transactions, including filing fees in connection with filings under the HSR Act.

 

Section 7.3 Other Filings; Press Release.

 

(a) As promptly as practicable after execution of this Agreement, Parent will prepare and file a Current Report on Form 8-K pursuant to the Exchange Act to report the execution of this Agreement, the form and substance of which shall be approved in advance in writing by the Company.

 

(b) Promptly after the execution of this Agreement, Parent and the Company shall also issue a joint press release announcing the execution of this Agreement; provided that any references to ISMMS in such press release will be subject to the prior review and approval of ISMMS.

 

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(c) The Parties shall prepare a draft Current Report on Form 8-K announcing the Closing, together with, or incorporating by reference, the financial statements prepared by the Company and its accountant, and such other information that may be required to be disclosed with respect to the Transactions in any report or form to be filed with the SEC (“Closing Form 8-K”). Prior to Closing, Parent and the Company shall prepare a joint press release announcing the consummation of the Transactions hereunder (“Closing Press Release”). Concurrently with the Closing, Parent shall issue the Closing Press Release. Concurrently with the Closing, or as soon as practicable thereafter, Parent shall file the Closing Form 8-K with the SEC.

 

Section 7.4 Confidentiality; Access to Information.

 

(a) The Company acknowledges that it is a party to the Confidentiality Agreement, the terms of which are incorporated herein by reference, and Parent agrees to be bound by the Confidentiality Agreement in the same capacity as Casdin Capital LLC. Following Closing, the Confidentiality Agreement shall be superseded in its entirety by the provisions of this Agreement; provided, however, that if for any reason this Agreement is terminated prior to the Closing, the Confidentiality Agreement shall nonetheless continue in full force and effect in accordance with its terms. Beginning on the date hereof and ending on the second anniversary of this Agreement (but perpetually with respect to any trade secrets), each Party agrees to maintain in confidence any non-public information received from the other Parties, and to use such non-public information only for purposes of consummating the Transactions. Such confidentiality obligations will not apply to: (i) information which was known to one Party or its agents or representatives prior to receipt from the Company or the Company Stockholders, on the one hand, or Parent or Merger Sub, on the other hand, as applicable; (ii) information which is or becomes generally known to the public without breach of this Agreement or an existing obligation of confidentiality; (iii) information acquired by a Party or their respective agents or representatives from a third party who was not bound to an obligation of confidentiality; (iv) information developed by such Party independently without any reliance on the non-public information received from any other Party; (v) disclosure required by Applicable Legal Requirement or stock exchange rule; or (vi) disclosure consented to in writing by Parent or Merger Sub (in the case of the Company Stockholders and, prior to the Closing, the Company) or the Company (in the case of Parent or Merger Sub).

 

(b) Notwithstanding the foregoing, none of the Parties will make any public announcement or issue any public communication regarding this Agreement, any other Transaction Agreement or the Transactions or any matter related to the foregoing, without the prior written consent of the Company, in the case of a public announcement by Parent, or Parent, in the case of a public announcement by the Company Stockholders or the Company (such consents, in either case, not to be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed), except: (i) if such announcement or other communication is required by Applicable Legal Requirements, in which case the disclosing Party shall, to the extent permitted by Applicable Legal Requirements, first allow such other Parties to review such announcement or communication and have the opportunity to comment thereon and the disclosing Party shall consider such comments in good faith; (ii) in the case of the Company or the Company Stockholders, Parent and their respective Affiliates, if such announcement or other communication is made in connection with fundraising or other investment related activities and is made to such Person’s direct and indirect investors or potential investors or financing sources subject to an obligation of confidentiality; (iii) announcements and communications regarding this Agreement and the Transactions to the Group Companies’ stockholders, Affiliates, and its and their respective directors, officers, employees, managers and advisors, in each case subject to an obligation of confidentiality; (iv) to the extent such announcements or other communications contain only information previously disclosed in a public statement, press release or other communication previously approved in accordance with Section 7.3 or this Section 7.4(b); (v) announcements and communications to Governmental Entities in connection with registrations, declarations and filings relating to the Transactions required to be made under this Agreement; and (vi) communications to customers and suppliers of the Group Companies for purposes of seeking any consents and approvals required in connection with the Transactions.

 

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(c) The Company will afford Parent and its financial advisors, accountants, counsel and other representatives reasonable access during normal business hours, upon reasonable notice, to the properties, books, records and personnel of the Company during the period prior to the Closing to obtain all information concerning the business, including the status of business development efforts, properties, results of operations and personnel of the Company, as Parent may reasonably request in connection with the consummation of the Transactions; provided, however, that (i) any such access shall be conducted in a manner not to interfere with the businesses or operations of the Company, (ii) the Company shall not be required to provide access to or to disclose information where such access or disclosure would (x) contravene any Applicable Legal Requirement, Order or Contract of any Group Companies or, if determined by the Company in good faith after consulting with counsel, reasonably be expected to result in antitrust risk for the Company, (y) reasonably be expected to violate or result in a loss or impairment of any attorney client, legal or work product privilege or (z) expose the Company to risk of liability for disclosure of sensitive or Personal Information and (iii) the Company shall not be required to provide such access if the Company in good faith determines, in light of any Pandemic Measures, that such access would reasonably be expected to jeopardize the health and safety of any Group Company personnel or representatives.

 

(d) Parent will afford the Company and its financial advisors, underwriters, accountants, counsel and other representatives reasonable access during normal business hours, upon reasonable notice, to the properties, books, records and personnel of Parent during the period prior to the Closing to obtain all information concerning the business, including properties, results of operations and personnel of Parent, as the Company may reasonably request in connection with the consummation of the Transactions; provided, however, that any such access shall be conducted in a manner not to interfere with the businesses or operations of Parent.

 

Section 7.5 Reasonable Best Efforts.

 

(a) Upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in this Agreement, each of the Parties agrees to use its reasonable best efforts to take, or cause to be taken, all actions, and to do, or cause to be done, and to assist and cooperate with the other Parties in doing, all things necessary, proper or advisable to consummate and make effective, in the most expeditious manner practicable, the Merger and the other Transactions, including using reasonable best efforts to accomplish the following: (i) the taking of commercially reasonable acts necessary to cause the conditions precedent set forth in Article VIII to be satisfied; (ii) the obtaining of all necessary actions, waivers, consents, approvals, orders and authorizations from Governmental Entities and the making of all necessary registrations, declarations and filings (including registrations, declarations and filings with Governmental Entities, if any); (iii) the taking of commercially reasonable acts necessary to obtain all consents, approvals or waivers from third parties required as a result of the Transactions, including any other consents, approvals or waivers from third parties referred to on Schedule 4.5(b) of the Company Disclosure Letter, and, in the case of Parent, to terminate any Contracts to which Parent or Merger Sub is a party that are not required for the operation of the Surviving Company following Closing, if and to the extent reasonably requested by the Company; (iv) the defending of any suits, claims, actions, investigations or proceedings, whether judicial or administrative, challenging this Agreement or the consummation of the Transactions, including seeking to have any stay or temporary restraining order entered by any court or other Governmental Entity vacated or reversed; and (v) the execution or delivery of any additional instruments reasonably necessary to consummate, and to fully carry out the purposes of, the Transactions. This obligation shall include, on the part of Parent, sending a termination letter to Continental substantially in the applicable form attached to the Trust Agreement (the “Trust Termination Letter”).

 

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(b) Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, nothing in this Section 7.5 shall be deemed to require (i) Parent or the Company to agree to any divestiture by itself or any of its Affiliates of shares of capital stock or of any business, assets or property, the imposition of any limitation on the ability of any of them to conduct their business or to own or exercise control of their respective assets, properties and capital stock, or the incurrence of any liability or expense or (ii) the Company to obtain the consent of ISMMS to any amendment, modification, extension or termination of any existing Contract between the Company and ISMMS.

 

(c) From and after the date of this Agreement until the earlier of the Closing and the valid termination of this Agreement pursuant to its terms, Parent, on the one hand, and the Company, on the other hand, shall each notify the other in writing promptly after learning of any stockholder demands or other stockholder Legal Proceedings (including derivative claims) relating to this Agreement, any Transaction Agreement or any matters relating thereto other than any appraisal claims contemplated by Section 2.13 (collectively, the “Transaction Litigation”) commenced against, in the case of Parent or Merger Sub, any of Parent or Merger Sub or any of their respective Representatives (in their capacity as a representative of Parent or Merger Sub) or, in the case of the Company, any Group Company or any of their respective Representatives (in their capacity as a representative of a Group Company). Parent and the Company shall each (i) keep the other reasonably informed regarding any Transaction Litigation, (ii) give the other the opportunity to, at its own cost and expense, participate in the defense, settlement and compromise of any such Transaction Litigation and reasonably cooperate with the other in connection with the defense, settlement and compromise of any such Transaction Litigation and (iii) consider in good faith the other’s advice with respect to any such Transaction Litigation; provided, however, that in no event shall Parent or Merger Sub, on one hand, or the Company, any other Group Company, on the other hand, or, in any case, any of their respective Representatives settle or compromise any Transaction Litigation without the prior written consent of the Company or Parent, as the case may be.

 

Section 7.6 No Parent Securities Transactions. Neither the Company nor any of its controlled Affiliates, directly or indirectly, shall engage in any transactions involving the securities of Parent prior to the time of the making of a public announcement regarding all of the material terms of the business and operations of the Company and the Transactions. The Company shall use its commercially reasonable efforts to require each of its officers, directors and employees to comply with the foregoing requirement.

 

Section 7.7 No Claim Against Trust Account. For and in consideration of Parent entering into this Agreement, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the Company, on behalf of itself and its Affiliates agrees that:

 

(a) neither the Company nor any of its Affiliates do now or at any time hereafter have any right, title, interest or claim of any kind in or to any monies in the Trust Account or distributions therefrom, and shall not make any claim against the Trust Account (including any distributions therefrom), in each case, regardless of whether such claim arises as a result of, in connection with or relating in any way to, this Agreement or the Transactions or any proposed or actual business relationship between Parent or its Representatives, on the one hand, and the Company or its Representatives, on the other hand, 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 against the Trust Account are collectively referred to hereafter as the “Released Claims”);

 

(b) the Company, on behalf of itself and its Affiliates, hereby irrevocably waives any Released Claims that the Company or any of its Affiliates may have against the Trust Account (including any distributions therefrom) now or in the future as a result of, or arising out of, any negotiations, Contracts or agreements with Parent or its Representatives, including this Agreement or the Transactions, and will not seek recourse against the Trust Account (including any distributions therefrom) in connection therewith (including for an alleged breach of this Agreement or any other agreement with Parent or its Affiliates);

 

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(c) the irrevocable waiver set forth in the immediately preceding clause (b) is material to this Agreement and specifically relied upon by Parent and its Affiliates to induce Parent to enter in this Agreement, and the Company further intends and understands such waiver to be valid, binding and enforceable against the Company and each of its Affiliates under Applicable Legal Requirements; and

 

(d) to the extent the Company or any of its Affiliates commences any action or proceeding based upon, in connection with, relating to or arising out of any matter relating to Parent or its Representatives, including this Agreement or the Transactions, which proceeding seeks, in whole or in part, monetary relief against Parent or Representatives, the Company hereby acknowledges and agrees that the Company’s and its Affiliates’ sole remedy shall be against funds held outside of the Trust Account and such claim shall not permit the Company or its Affiliates (or any Person claiming on any of their behalves or in lieu of any of them) to have any claim against the Trust Account (including any distributions therefrom) or any amounts contained therein.

 

(e) For the avoidance of doubt, (i) nothing herein shall serve to limit or prohibit the Company’s right to pursue a claim against Parent pursuant to this Agreement for legal relief against monies or other assets of Parent held outside the Trust Account or for specific performance or other equitable relief in connection with the Transactions or for intentional fraud in the making of the representations and warranties in Article V; and (ii) nothing herein shall serve to limit or prohibit any claims that the Company may have in the future pursuant to this Agreement against Parent’s assets or funds that are not held in the Trust Account.

 

Section 7.8 Disclosure of Certain Matters. Each of Parent, Merger Sub and the Company will promptly provide the other Parties with prompt written notice of any event, development or condition of which they have Knowledge that: (a) is reasonably likely to cause any of the conditions set forth in Article VIII not to be satisfied; or (b) would require any amendment or supplement to the Proxy Statement.

 

Section 7.9 Securities Listing ; Parent Public Filings.

 

(a) Parent will use its reasonable best efforts to cause the shares of Parent Class A Stock issued in connection with the Transactions to be approved for listing on Nasdaq at Closing. During the period from the date hereof until the Closing, Parent shall use its reasonable best efforts to ensure Parent remains listed as a public company on Nasdaq and keep the Parent Class A Stock and Parent Warrants listed for trading on Nasdaq. After the Closing, Parent shall use commercially reasonable efforts to: (a) continue the listing for trading of the Parent Class A Stock and Parent Warrants on Nasdaq; and (b) in the event any Earn-Out Shares become issuable pursuant to Article III, cause such Earn-Out Shares to be approved for listing on Nasdaq.

 

(b) From the date hereof through the Closing, Parent will keep current and timely file all reports required to be filed or furnished with the SEC and otherwise comply in all material respects with its reporting obligations under applicable securities laws.

 

Section 7.10 No Solicitation.

 

(a) During the period from the date of this Agreement and continuing until the earlier of the termination of this Agreement pursuant to its terms or the Closing, the Company shall not, and shall cause its Subsidiaries not to, and shall direct its stockholders, employees, agents, officers, directors, representatives and advisors (collectively, in each case in their capacity as such, “Representatives”) not to, directly or indirectly: (i) solicit, initiate, enter into or continue discussions, negotiations or transactions with, or encourage or respond to any inquiries or proposals by, or provide any information to, any Person (other than Parent and its agents, representatives, advisors) concerning any merger, sale of ownership interests and/or assets of the Company, recapitalization or similar transaction (each, a “Company Business Combination”); (ii) enter into any agreement regarding, continue or otherwise participate in any discussions or negotiations regarding, or cooperate in any way that would otherwise reasonably be expected to lead to a Company Business Combination; or (iii) commence, continue or renew any due diligence investigation regarding a Company Business Combination. In addition, the Company shall, and shall cause its Subsidiaries and the Company Stockholders to, and shall cause their respective Representatives to, immediately cease any and all existing discussions or negotiations with any Person with respect to any Company Business Combination.

 

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(b) During the period from the date of this Agreement and continuing until the earlier of the termination of this Agreement pursuant to its terms or the Closing, Parent and Merger Sub shall not, and shall direct their respective Representatives not to, directly or indirectly: (i) solicit, initiate, enter into or continue discussions or transactions with, or encourage or respond to any inquiries or proposals by, or provide any information to, any Person (other than the Company, the Company Stockholders and their respective Representatives) concerning any merger, purchase of ownership interests or assets of Parent, recapitalization or similar business combination transaction (each, a “Parent Business Combination”); (ii) enter into any agreement regarding, continue or otherwise participate in any discussions or negotiations regarding, or cooperate in any way that would otherwise reasonably be expected to lead to a Parent Business Combination; or (iii) commence, continue or renew any due diligence investigation regarding a Parent Business Combination. Parent and Merger Sub shall, and shall cause their respective Representatives to, immediately cease any and all existing discussions or negotiations with any Person with respect to any Parent Business Combination.

 

(c) Each Party shall promptly (and in no event later than 24 hours after becoming aware of such inquiry, proposal, offer or submission) notify the other Parties (and in the case of Parent’s receipt of a Parent Business Combination proposal, Parent shall also provide notice to the Company) if it or, to its Knowledge, any of its or its Representatives receives any inquiry, proposal, offer or submission with respect to a Company Business Combination or Parent Business Combination, as applicable (including the identity of the Person making such inquiry or submitting such proposal, offer or submission), after the execution and delivery of this Agreement. If either Party or its Representatives receives an inquiry, proposal, offer or submission with respect to a Company Business Combination or Parent Business Combination, as applicable, such Party shall provide the other Parties with a copy of such inquiry, proposal, offer or submission (and in the case of Parent’s receipt, Parent shall also provide copies to the Company).

 

Section 7.11 Trust Account. Prior to the Closing, none of the funds held in the Trust Account may be used or released except for the withdrawal of interest to pay any tax obligation owed by Parent as a result of assets owned by Parent, including franchise taxes. Upon satisfaction or waiver of the conditions set forth in Article VIII and provision of notice thereof to Continental (which notice Parent shall provide to Continental in accordance with the terms of the Trust Agreement): (a) in accordance with and pursuant to the Trust Agreement, at the Closing, Parent: (i) shall cause the documents, opinions and notices required to be delivered to Continental pursuant to the Trust Agreement to be so delivered, including providing Continental with the Trust Termination Letter; and (ii) shall use best efforts to cause Continental to, and Continental shall thereupon be obligated to, distribute the Trust Account as directed in the Trust Termination Letter, including all amounts payable to: (A) to stockholders who elect to have their Parent Class A Stock converted to cash in accordance with the provisions of Parent’s Charter Documents in respect of Parent Stockholder Redemptions; (B) for income tax or other tax obligations of Parent prior to Closing; (C) for any Parent Transaction Costs and any Company Transaction Costs; and (D) as repayment of loans and reimbursement of expenses to directors, officers and stockholders of Parent; and (b) thereafter, the Trust Account shall terminate, except as otherwise provided therein.

 

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Section 7.12 Directors’ and Officers’ Liability Insurance.

 

(a) Parent agrees that all rights to exculpation, indemnification and advancement of expenses now existing in favor of the current or former directors or officers, as the case may be, of any Group Company (each, together with such person’s heirs, executors or administrators, a “D&O Indemnified Party”), as provided in their respective Charter Documents or in any indemnification agreement with respect to any Group Company set forth on Schedule 7.12(a) of the Company Disclosure Letter shall survive the Closing and shall continue in full force and effect. For a period of six years from the Closing Date, Parent shall use reasonable best efforts cause the Group Companies to maintain in effect the exculpation, indemnification and advancement of expenses provisions of such Group Company’s Charter Documents as in effect immediately prior to the Closing Date or in any indemnification agreements of each Group Company with any D&O Indemnified Party as in effect immediately prior to the Closing Date, and Parent shall, and shall use reasonable best efforts to cause the Group Companies to, not amend, repeal or otherwise modify any such provisions in any manner that would adversely affect the rights thereunder of any D&O Indemnified Party; provided, however, that all rights to indemnification or advancement of expenses in respect of any Legal Proceedings pending or asserted or any claim made within such period shall continue until the disposition of such Legal Proceeding or resolution of such claim. From and after the Closing Date, Parent shall use reasonable best efforts to cause the Group Companies to honor, in accordance with their respective terms, each of the covenants contained in this Section 7.12 without limit as to time.

 

(b) Prior to the Closing, the Company shall use reasonable best efforts to purchase a “tail” or “runoff” directors’ and officers’ liability insurance policy (the “D&O Tail”) in respect of acts or omissions occurring prior to the Effective Time covering each such Person that is a director or officer of a Group Company currently covered by a directors’ and officers’ liability insurance policy of one or more Group Companies on terms with respect to coverage, deductibles and amounts no less favorable than those of such policy in effect on the date of this Agreement for the six-year period following the Closing. Parent shall, and shall use reasonable best efforts to cause the Surviving Corporation to, maintain the D&O Tail in full force and effect for its full term and cause all obligations thereunder to be honored by the Group Companies, as applicable, and no other party shall have any further obligation to purchase or pay for such insurance pursuant to this Section 7.12(b).

 

(c) The rights of each D&O Indemnified Party hereunder shall be in addition to, and not in limitation of, any other rights such person may have under the Charter Documents of any Group Company, any other indemnification arrangement, any Legal Requirement or otherwise. The obligations of Parent and the Group Companies under this Section 7.12 shall not be terminated or modified in such a manner as to adversely affect any D&O Indemnified Party without the consent of such D&O Indemnified Party. The provisions of this Section 7.12 shall survive the Closing and expressly are intended to benefit, and are enforceable by, each of the D&O Indemnified Parties, each of whom is an intended third-party beneficiary of this Section 7.12.

 

(d) If Parent or, after the Closing, any Group Company, or any of their respective successors or assigns: (i) consolidates with or merges into any other Person and shall not be the continuing or surviving entity of such consolidation or merger; or (ii) transfers or conveys all or substantially all of its properties and assets to any Person, then, in each such case, proper provision shall be made so that the successors and assigns of Parent or such Group Company, as applicable, assume the obligations set forth in this Section 7.12.

 

(e) On or before the Closing, Parent shall obtain a directors’ and officers’ liability insurance policy on terms satisfactory to the Company, which policy shall provide coverage for the directors and officers of Parent as of immediately following the Closing (and the Company and Parent shall reasonably cooperate with respect thereto).

 

Section 7.13 [Intentionally Left Blank]

 

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Section 7.14 Tax Matters.

 

(a) Parent covenants that it will file a consolidated U.S. federal income Tax Return with the applicable Group Companies for the period starting on the day following the Closing Date and, for U.S. federal income Tax purposes, and the applicable Group Companies will become members of the affiliated group of corporations of which Parent is the common parent or of which Parent is a member on the day following the Closing Date.

 

(b) All transfer, documentary, sales, use, stamp, registration, excise, recording, registration value added and other such similar Taxes and fees (including any penalties and interest) that become payable in connection with or by reason of the execution of this Agreement and the Transactions shall be borne and paid by the Parent. Parent shall timely file any Tax Return or other document with respect to such Taxes or fees (and the Company and Parent shall reasonably cooperate with respect thereto as necessary).

 

(c) On the Closing Date, the Company shall provide Parent with a certificate on behalf of the Company, prepared in a manner consistent and in accordance with the requirements of Treasury Regulation Sections 1.897-2(g), (h) and 1.1445-2(c)(3), certifying that no interest in the Company is, or has been during the relevant period specified in Section 897(c)(1)(A)(ii) of the Code, a “U.S. real property interest” within the meaning of Section 897(c) of the Code, and a form of notice to the Internal Revenue Service prepared in accordance with the provisions of Treasury Regulations Section 1.897-2(h)(2); provided, that, notwithstanding anything to the contrary, Parent’s sole remedy in the event the Company fails to deliver such certificate shall be to make a proper withholding of Tax to the extent required by applicable Tax law.

 

(d) All Tax sharing agreements or similar arrangements with respect to or involving any Group Company (other than any agreement entered into in the ordinary course of business and not primarily concerning Taxes or any agreement the only parties to which are Group Companies) shall be terminated prior to the Closing Date and, after the Closing Date, none of the Group Companies shall be bound thereby or have any liability thereunder for amounts due in respect of periods ending on or before the Closing Date, and there shall be no continuing obligation after the Closing Date to make any payments under any such agreements or arrangements.

 

Section 7.15 Equity Financing Agreements.

 

(a) Parent shall not permit any amendment or modification to be made to, or any waiver of any provision or remedy under, or any replacements of, the Equity Financing Agreements, in each case, without the prior written consent of the Company (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed in respect of any such amendment, modification, waiver or replacement that is not and would not reasonably be expected to be materially adverse to the Company or the Company Stockholders). Parent shall use its reasonable best efforts to take, or cause to be taken, all actions and do, or cause to be done, all things necessary, proper or advisable to consummate the transactions contemplated by the Equity Financing Agreements on the terms and conditions described therein, including maintaining in effect the Equity Financing Agreements and using its reasonable best efforts to: (i) satisfy in all material respects on a timely basis all conditions and covenants applicable to Parent in the Equity Financing Agreements and otherwise comply with its obligations thereunder; (ii) in the event that all conditions in the Equity Financing Agreements (other than conditions that Parent or any of its Affiliates control the satisfaction of and other than those conditions that by their nature are to be satisfied at the Closing) have been satisfied, consummate transactions contemplated by the Equity Financing Agreements at or prior to Closing; and (iii) enforce its rights under the Equity Financing Agreements in the event that all conditions in the Equity Financing Agreements (other than conditions that Parent or any of its Affiliates control the satisfaction of and other than those conditions that by their nature are to be satisfied at the Closing) have been satisfied, to cause the applicable Equity Financing Investor to contribute to Parent the applicable portion of the Equity Financing Amount set forth in the applicable Equity Financing Agreement at or prior to the Closing. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Parent shall give the Company prompt (and, in any event within three (3) Business Days) written notice: (A) of any breach or default (or any event or circumstance that, with or without notice, lapse of time or both, could give rise to any breach or default) by any party to any Equity Financing Agreement known to Parent; (B) of the receipt of any written notice or other written communication from any party to any Equity Financing Agreement with respect to any actual, potential or claimed expiration, lapse, withdrawal, breach, default, termination or repudiation by any party to any Equity Financing Agreement or any provisions of any Equity Financing Agreement; and (C) if Parent does not expect to receive all or any portion of the Equity Financing Amount on the terms, in the manner or from the sources contemplated by the Equity Financing Agreements. The Equity Financing Agreements contain all of the conditions precedent to the obligations of the Equity Financing Investors to contribute to Parent the applicable portion of the Equity Financing Amount set forth in the applicable Equity Financing Agreement on the terms therein.

 

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(b) Parent shall use its reasonable best efforts to cause the Equity Financing Investors to contribute the Equity Financing Amount at or prior to the Closing if all conditions set forth in the applicable Equity Financing Agreement have been satisfied or waived (other than those conditions that by their nature are to be satisfied at the Closing and other than conditions that Parent or any of its Affiliates control the satisfaction of). Parent shall use its reasonable best efforts to take, or cause to be taken, all actions required to obtain the Equity Financing Amount contemplated by the Equity Financing Agreements, including enforcing the rights of Parent under the Equity Financing Agreements.

 

Section 7.16 Section 16 Matters. Prior to the Effective Time, Parent shall take all reasonable steps as may be required or permitted to cause any acquisition or disposition of the Parent Class A Stock that occurs or is deemed to occur by reason of or pursuant to the Transactions by each individual who is or will be subject to the reporting requirements of Section 16(a) of the Exchange Act with respect to Parent to be exempt under Rule 16b-3 promulgated under the Exchange Act, including by taking steps in accordance with the No-Action Letter, dated January 12, 1999, issued by the SEC regarding such matters.

 

Section 7.17 Board of Directors.

 

(a) Subject to the terms of the Parent’s Charter Documents, Parent shall take all such action within its power as may be necessary or appropriate such that immediately following the Effective Time:

 

(i) the board of directors of Parent shall consist of up to nine (9) directors, which shall initially include: (i) Nat Turner, Emily Leproust and Eli Casdin, as designees of Parent; and (ii) the remaining director nominees to be designated by the Company pursuant to written notice to Parent as soon as reasonably practicable following the date of this Agreement; and

 

(ii) the board of directors of Parent shall have a majority of “independent” directors for the purposes of Nasdaq rules, each of whom shall serve in such capacity in accordance with the terms of the Parent’s Organizational Documents following the Effective Time.

 

(b) On the Closing Date, Parent shall enter into customary indemnification agreements reasonably satisfactory to the Company with each individual to be appointed to, or serving on, the board of directors of Parent upon the Closing, which indemnification agreements shall continue to be effective following the Closing (the “Indemnification Agreements”).

 

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Section 7.18 LTIP and ESPP. Effective as of (and contingent on) the Closing, Parent shall adopt (a) the LTIP, in substantially the form attached hereto as Exhibit C (as such form may be modified in accordance with this Section 7.18) and (b) the ESPP, in substantially the form attached hereto as Exhibit D (as such form may be modified in accordance with this Section 7.18). The Company may propose further edits to the LTIP and the ESPP based on recommendations from the Company’s compensation consultant and the board of directors of the Company, which, after consideration and approval by Parent, not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed, shall be incorporated into the LTIP and the ESPP in advance of the Special Meeting.

 

Section 7.19 Release.

 

(a) Effective upon and following the Closing, Parent, on its own behalf and on behalf of its respective Affiliates and Representatives, generally, irrevocably, unconditionally and completely releases and forever discharges the Company, each Company Stockholder, its Affiliates, and its and their respective Related Parties, (collectively, the “Company Stockholder Released Parties”) from all disputes, claims, losses, controversies, demands, rights, Liabilities, actions and causes of action of every kind and nature, whether known or unknown, arising from any matter concerning any Group Company occurring prior to the Closing Date (other than as contemplated by this Agreement and the other Transaction Agreements), including for controlling equityholder liability or breach of any fiduciary duty relating to any pre-Closing actions or failures to act by the Company Stockholder Released Parties; provided, however, that nothing in this 7.19(a) shall release any Company Stockholder Released Parties from (i) their obligations under this Agreement or the other Transaction Agreements; (ii) as applicable, any disputes, claims, losses, controversies, demands, rights, Liabilities, breaches of fiduciary duty, actions and causes of action arising out of such Company Stockholder Released Party’s employment by any Group Company; (iii) any commercial Contract between the Company and a Company Stockholder Released Party that is in force as of the Closing Date or (iv) from any claim of fraud on the part of any Company Stockholder Released Party.

 

(b) Effective upon and following the Closing, each Company Stockholder (solely in its capacity as a stockholder of the Company), on its own behalf and on behalf of each of its Affiliates and Representatives (collectively, the “Company Stockholder Releasing Parties”), generally, irrevocably, unconditionally and completely releases and forever discharges each of Parent and each Group Company, their respective Affiliates, and its and their respective Related Parties (collectively, the “Parent Released Parties”) from all disputes, claims, losses, controversies, demands, rights, Liabilities, actions and causes of action of every kind and nature, whether known or unknown, arising from (i) the Company Stockholder Releasing Party’s ownership or purported ownership of (or right to acquire) shares of capital stock, warrants, options or other securities of or interests in the Company or relating to the governance of the Company, including any and all claims that the Company Stockholder Releasing Party may have against any of the Parent Released Parties with respect thereto whether pursuant to any contract or agreement with respect thereto, breach or alleged breach of fiduciary duty or otherwise and (ii) the negotiation or execution of this Agreement or the other Transaction Agreement, or the consummation of any of the Transactions; provided, however, that, for the avoidance of doubt, nothing in this Section 7.19(b) shall release the Parent Released Parties from their obligations or otherwise modify, waive, replace, supersede, or impair in any way any rights of any Company Stockholder Releasing Party (A) under this Agreement or the other Transaction Agreements, (B) with respect to any salary, bonuses, vacation pay or employee benefits accrued pursuant to a Company Benefit Plan in effect as of the date of this Agreement or any expense reimbursement pursuant to a policy of the Group Companies in effect as of the date of this Agreement accrued in the ordinary course of business; or (C) under any Contract between the Company Stockholder and a Parent Released Party to the extent that such Contract does not specifically pertain to such Company Stockholder’s ownership or purported ownership of (or right to acquire) shares of capital stock, warrants, options or other securities of or interests in the Company or specifically relate to the governance of the Company; (D) with respect to any rights to indemnification, exculpation or expense reimbursement to the extent provided for in the Company Organizational Documents or in any indemnification agreement with a Group Company; or (E) from any claim of fraud on the part of any Parent Released Party.

 

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Article VIII
CONDITIONS TO THE TRANSACTION

 

Section 8.1 Conditions to Obligations of Each Party’s Obligations. The respective obligations of each Party to this Agreement to effect the Merger and the other Transactions shall be subject to the satisfaction at or prior to the Closing of the following conditions:

 

(a) The Parent Stockholder Matters shall have been duly adopted by the stockholders of Parent.

 

(b) Parent shall have at least $5,000,001 of net tangible assets (as determined in accordance with Rule 3a51-1(g)(i) of the Exchange Act) following the exercise by the holders of Parent Class A Common Stock issued in Parent’s initial public offering of securities and outstanding immediately before the Closing of their right to convert their Parent Class A Common Stock held by them into a pro rata share of the Trust Account in accordance with Parent’s Organizational Documents.

 

(c) All applicable waiting periods (and any extensions thereof) under the HSR Act will have expired or otherwise been terminated.

 

(d) No provision of any Applicable Legal Requirement prohibiting, enjoining or making illegal the consummation of the Transactions shall be in effect and no temporary, preliminary or permanent restraining Order prohibiting, enjoining or making illegal the consummation of the Transactions will be in effect.

 

Section 8.2 Additional Conditions to Obligations of the Company. The obligations of the Company to consummate and effect the Merger and the other Transactions shall be subject to the satisfaction at or prior to the Closing of each of the following conditions, any of which may be waived, in writing, exclusively by the Company:

 

(a) The Fundamental Representations of Parent, other than Section 5.3, shall be true and correct in all material respects (without giving effect to any limitation as to “materiality” or “Parent Material Adverse Effect” or any similar limitation contain herein) on and as of the date of this Agreement and on and as of the Closing Date as though made on and as of the Closing Date (except to the extent that any such representation and warranty expressly speaks as of an earlier date, in which case such representation and warranty shall be true and correct as of such earlier date); the representations and warranties of Parent set forth in Section 5.3 shall be true and correct in all respects on and as of the date of this Agreement and on as of the Closing Date as though made on and as of the Closing Date (except to the extent that any such representation and warranty expressly speaks as of an earlier date, in which case such representation and warranty shall be true and correct as of such earlier date), except for any de minimis inaccuracies; and all other representations and warranties of Parent set forth in Article V hereof shall be true and correct (without giving effect to any limitation as to “materiality” or “Parent Material Adverse Effect” or any similar limitation contained herein) on and as of the date of this Agreement and on as of the Closing Date as though made on and as of the Closing Date (except to the extent that any such representation and warranty expressly speaks 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 failure of such representations and warranties of Parent to be so true and correct, individually or in the aggregate, has not had and is not reasonably likely to have a Parent Material Adverse Effect.

 

(b) Parent and Merger Sub shall have performed or complied with all agreements and covenants required by this Agreement to be performed or complied with by them on or prior to the Closing Date, in each case in all material respects.

 

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(c) Parent shall have delivered to the Company a certificate, signed by an executive officer of Parent and dated as of the Closing Date, certifying as to the matters set forth in Section 8.2(a) and Section 8.2(b).

 

(d) Parent shall have delivered or shall stand ready to deliver all of the certificates, instruments, Contracts and other documents specified to be delivered by it hereunder, including copies of the documents to be delivered by Parent pursuant to Section 1.3(a), duly executed by Parent and Merger Sub, as applicable.

 

(e) The Parent Charter shall be amended and restated in the form of the Parent A&R Charter and the Parent Bylaws shall be amended and restated in the form of the Parent A&R Bylaws.

 

(f) Parent shall have made appropriate arrangements to have the Trust Account, less amounts paid and to be paid pursuant to Section 7.11, available to Parent for payment of the Closing Cash Payment Amount, the Company Transaction Costs and the Parent Transaction Costs at the Closing.

 

(g) The funds contained in the Trust Account, together with the Equity Financing Amount to be received substantially concurrently with the Closing, shall equal or exceed the Company’s Required Funds, following (i) payment of the aggregate amount of cash proceeds that will be required to satisfy any exercise of the Parent Stockholder Redemptions, and (ii) payment of all Company Transaction Costs and Parent Transaction Costs.

 

(h) The shares of Parent Class A Stock to be issued in connection with the Merger shall have been approved for listing on the Nasdaq.

 

(i) No Parent Material Adverse Effect shall have occurred since the date of this Agreement and be continuing.

 

Section 8.3 Additional Conditions to the Obligations of Parent and Merger Sub. The obligations of Parent and Merger Sub to consummate and effect the Merger and the other Transactions shall be subject to the satisfaction at or prior to the Closing of each of the following conditions, any of which may be waived, in writing, exclusively by Parent:

 

(a) The Fundamental Representations of the Company, other than Section 4.3, shall be true and correct in all material respects (without giving effect to any limitation as to “materiality” or “Company Material Adverse Effect” or any similar limitation contain herein) on and as of the date of this Agreement and on as of the Closing Date as though made on and as of the Closing Date (except to the extent that any such representation and warranty expressly speaks as of an earlier date, in which case such representation and warranty shall be true and correct as of such earlier date); the representations and warranties of the Company set forth in Section 4.3 shall be true and correct in all respects on and as of the date of this Agreement and on as of the Closing Date as though made on and as of the Closing Date (except to the extent that any such representation and warranty expressly speaks as of an earlier date, in which case such representation and warranty shall be true and correct as of such earlier date), except for any de minimis inaccuracies; and all other representations and warranties of the Company set forth in Article IV hereof shall be true and correct (without giving effect to any limitation as to “materiality” or “Company Material Adverse Effect” or any similar limitation contained herein) on and as of the date of this Agreement and on as of the Closing Date as though made on and as of the Closing Date (except to the extent that any such representation and warranty expressly speaks 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 failure of such representations and warranties of the Company to be so true and correct, individually or in the aggregate, has not had and is not reasonably likely to have a Company Material Adverse Effect.

 

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(b) The Company shall have performed or complied with all agreements and covenants required by this Agreement to be performed or complied with by it at or prior to the Closing Date, in each case in all material respects.

 

(c) The Company shall have delivered to Parent a certificate, signed by an executive officer of the Company and dated as of the Closing Date, certifying as to the matters set forth in Section 8.3(a) and Section 8.3(b).

 

(d) The Company Stockholder Approval shall have been obtained.

 

(e) No Company Material Adverse Effect shall have occurred since the date of this Agreement and be continuing.

 

(f) The Company shall have delivered, or caused to be delivered, or shall stand ready to deliver all of the certificates, instruments, Contracts and other documents specified to be delivered by it hereunder, including copies of the documents to be delivered by the Company pursuant to Section 1.3(b), duly executed by the applicable signatory or signatories specified in Section 1.3(b), if any.

 

Article IX
TERMINATION

 

Section 9.1 Termination. This Agreement may be terminated at any time prior to the Closing:

 

(a) by mutual written agreement of Parent and the Company at any time;

 

(b) by either Parent or the Company if the Transactions shall not have been consummated by November 9, 2021 (the “Outside Date”); provided, however, that the right to terminate this Agreement under this Section 9.1(b) shall not be available to any Party whose action or failure to act has been a principal cause of or resulted in the failure of the Transactions to occur on or before such date and such action or failure to act constitutes a breach of this Agreement;

 

(c) by either Parent or the Company if a Governmental Entity shall have issued an Order or taken any other action, in any case having the effect of permanently restraining, enjoining or otherwise prohibiting the Transactions, including the Merger, which Order or other action is final and nonappealable;

 

(d) by the Company, upon a breach of any representation, warranty, covenant or agreement set forth in this Agreement on the part of Parent or Merger Sub, or if any representation or warranty of Parent or Merger Sub shall have become untrue, in either case such that the conditions set forth in Article VIII would not be satisfied as of the time of such breach or as of the time such representation or warranty shall have become untrue; provided, that if such breach by Parent or Merger Sub is curable by Parent or Merger Sub prior to the Closing, then the Company must first provide written notice of such breach and may not terminate this Agreement under this Section 9.1(d) until the earlier of: (i) 30 days after delivery of written notice from the Company to Parent of such breach; and (ii) the Outside Date; provided, further, that each of Parent and Merger Sub continues to exercise commercially reasonable efforts to cure such breach (it being understood that the Company may not terminate this Agreement pursuant to this Section 9.1(d) if: (A) it shall have materially breached this Agreement and such breach has not been cured; or (B) if such breach by Parent or Merger Sub is cured during such 30-day period);

 

(e) by Parent, upon a breach of any representation, warranty, covenant or agreement set forth in this Agreement on the part of the Company or if any representation or warranty of the Company shall have become untrue, in either case such that the conditions set forth in Article VIII would not be satisfied as of the time of such breach or as of the time such representation or warranty shall have become untrue; provided, that if such breach is curable by the Company prior to the Closing, then Parent must first provide written notice of such breach and may not terminate this Agreement under this Section 9.1(e) until the earlier of: (i) 30 days after delivery of written notice from Parent to the Company of such breach; and (ii) the Outside Date; provided, further, that the Company continues to exercise commercially reasonable efforts to cure such breach (it being understood that Parent may not terminate this Agreement pursuant to this Section 9.1(e) if: (A) it shall have materially breached this Agreement and such breach has not been cured; or (B) if such breach by the Company is cured during such 30-day period);

 

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(f) by either Parent or the Company, if, at the Special Meeting (including any adjournments thereof), the Parent Stockholder Matters are not duly adopted by the stockholders of Parent by the requisite vote under the DGCL and the Parent Organizational Documents;

 

(g) by the Company, if the Parent Stockholder Redemption results in the condition set forth in Section 8.2(g) becoming incapable of being satisfied at the Closing; or

 

(h) by Parent within twenty-four hours of the Company Stockholder Approval Deadline if the Company Stockholder Approval shall not have been obtained by the Company Stockholder Approval Deadline.

 

Section 9.2 Notice of Termination; Effect of Termination.

 

(a) Any termination of this Agreement under Section 9.1 above will be effective immediately upon the delivery of written notice of the terminating Party to the other Parties.

 

(b) In the event of the termination of this Agreement as provided in Section 9.1, this Agreement shall be of no further force or effect and the Transactions shall be abandoned, except for and subject to the following: (i) Section 7.4, Section 7.7, this Section 9.2, Article XI and the Confidentiality Agreement shall survive the termination of this Agreement; and (ii) nothing herein shall relieve any Party from liability for any willful and intentional breach of this Agreement or intentional fraud in the making of the representations and warranties in this Agreement.

 

Article X
NO SURVIVAL

 

Section 10.1 No Survival. None of the representations, warranties, covenants or agreements in this Agreement or in any instrument delivered pursuant to this Agreement shall survive the Closing and all rights, claims and causes of action (whether in contract or in tort or otherwise, or whether at law or in equity) with respect thereto shall terminate at the Closing. Notwithstanding the foregoing, neither this Section 10.1 nor anything else in this Agreement to the contrary shall limit: (a) the survival of any covenant or agreement of the Parties which by its terms is required to be performed or complied with in whole or in part after the Closing, which covenants and agreements shall survive the Closing in accordance with their respective terms; or (b) any claim against the Company with respect to intentional fraud in the making of the representations and warranties by the Company in Article IV or any claim against Parent with respect to intentional fraud in the making of the representations and warranties by Parent in Article V, as applicable.

 

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Article XI
GENERAL PROVISIONS

 

Section 11.1 Notices. All notices and other communications hereunder shall be in writing and shall be deemed given: (a) on the date established by the sender as having been delivered personally; (b) one Business Day after being sent by a nationally recognized overnight courier guaranteeing overnight delivery; (c) on the date delivered, if delivered by email, with confirmation of transmission; or (d) on the fifth Business Day after the date mailed, by certified or registered mail, return receipt requested, postage prepaid. Such communications, to be valid, must be addressed as follows:

 

if to Parent or Merger Sub, to:

 

CM Life Sciences, Inc.

667 Madison Avenue

New York, NY 10065

Attention: Eli Casdin, Chief Executive Officer

E-mail: eli@casdincapital.com

 

with a copy (which shall not constitute notice) to:

 

White & Case LLP

1221 Avenue of the Americas

New York, NY 10020-1095

Attention: Matthew Kautz; Joel Rubinstein

Email: mkautz@whitecase.com; joel.rubinstein@whitecase.com

 

if to the Company, prior to the Closing, to:

 

Mount Sinai Genomics, Inc. d/b/a Sema4

333 Ludlow Street

Stamford, Connecticut 06902

Attention: General Counsel

Email: legal@sema4.com

 

with a copy (which shall not constitute notice) to:

 

Fenwick & West LLP

902 Broadway

New York, NY 10010

Attention: Ethan A. Skerry; Robert A. Freedman; David K. Michaels

Email: eskerry@fenwick.com; rfreedman@fenwick.com; dmichaels@fenwick.com

 

or to such other address or to the attention of such Person or Persons as the recipient Party has specified by prior written notice to the sending Party (or in the case of counsel, to such other readily ascertainable business address as such counsel may hereafter maintain). If more than one method for sending notice as set forth above is used, the earliest notice date established as set forth above shall control.

 

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Section 11.2 Interpretation. The words “hereof,” “herein,” “hereinafter,” “hereunder,” and  “hereto” and words of similar import refer to this Agreement as a whole and not to any particular section or subsection of this Agreement and reference to a particular section of this Agreement will include all subsections thereof, unless, in each case, the context otherwise requires. The definitions of the terms herein shall apply equally to the singular and plural forms of the terms defined. Whenever the context shall require, any pronoun shall include the corresponding masculine, feminine and neuter forms. When a reference is made in this Agreement to an Exhibit, such reference shall be to an Exhibit to this Agreement unless otherwise indicated. When a reference is made in this Agreement to Sections or subsections, such reference shall be to a Section or subsection of this Agreement. Unless otherwise indicated the words “include,” “includes” and “including” when used herein shall be deemed in each case to be followed by the words “without limitation.” The words “made available” mean that the subject documents or other materials were included in and available at the “Project Snow” online datasite hosted by “Datasite Diligence” prior to the date of this Agreement. The table of contents and headings contained in this Agreement are for reference purposes only and shall not affect in any way the meaning or interpretation of this Agreement. When reference is made herein to “the business of” an entity, such reference shall be deemed to include the business of all direct and indirect subsidiaries of such entity. Reference to the subsidiaries of an entity shall be deemed to include all direct and indirect subsidiaries of such entity. The word “or” shall be disjunctive but not exclusive. When calculating the period of time before which, within which or following which any act is to be done or step taken pursuant to this Agreement, the date that is the reference date in calculating such period shall be excluded and if the last day of such period is a non-Business Day, the period in question shall end on the next succeeding Business Day. References to a particular statute or regulation including all rules and regulations thereunder and any predecessor or successor statute, rule, or regulation, in each case as amended or otherwise modified from time to time. All references to currency amounts in this Agreement shall mean United States dollars. The Parties acknowledge and agree that ISMMS shall not be deemed to be a Person “acting on behalf of any Group Company” for any purpose with respect to Article IV of this Agreement solely by virtue of ISMMS’s provision of transition or other services to the Company in connection with the Company’s spinout from ISMMS in 2017 or by virtue of the fact that employees of the Company may also hold or have held positions with ISMMS at any particular time.

 

Section 11.3 Counterparts; Electronic Delivery. This Agreement, the Transaction Agreements and each other document executed in connection with the Transactions, and the consummation thereof, may be executed in one or more counterparts, all of which shall be considered one and the same document and shall become effective when one or more counterparts have been signed by each of the Parties and delivered to the other Parties, it being understood that all Parties need not sign the same counterpart. Delivery by electronic transmission to counsel for the other Parties of a counterpart executed by a Party shall be deemed to meet the requirements of the previous sentence.

 

Section 11.4 Entire Agreement; Third Party Beneficiaries. This Agreement, the other Transaction Agreements and any other documents and instruments and agreements among the Parties as contemplated by or referred to herein, including the Exhibits and Schedules hereto: (a) constitute the entire agreement among the Parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersede all prior agreements and understandings, both written and oral, among the Parties with respect to the subject matter hereof; and (b) other than the rights, at and after the Effective Time, of Persons pursuant to the provisions of Section 7.3(b), Section 7.12 and Section 11.14 (which will be for the benefit of the Persons set forth therein), are not intended to confer upon any other Person other than the Parties any rights or remedies.

 

Section 11.5 Severability. In the event that any term, provision, covenant or restriction of this Agreement, or the application thereof, is held to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable under any present or future Legal Requirement: (a) such provision will be fully severable; (b) this Agreement will be construed and enforced as if such illegal, invalid or unenforceable provision had never comprised a part hereof; (c) the remaining provisions of this Agreement will remain in full force and effect and will not be affected by the illegal, invalid or unenforceable provision or by its severance herefrom; and (d) in lieu of such illegal, invalid or unenforceable provision, there will be added automatically as a part of this Agreement a legal, valid and enforceable provision as similar in terms of such illegal, invalid or unenforceable provision as may be possible.

 

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Section 11.6 Other Remedies; Specific Performance. Except as otherwise provided herein, prior to the Closing, any and all remedies herein expressly conferred upon a Party will be deemed cumulative with and not exclusive of any other remedy conferred hereby, or by law or equity upon such Party, and the exercise by a Party of any one remedy will not preclude the exercise of any other remedy. The Parties agree that irreparable damage would occur in the event that any of the provisions of this Agreement were not performed in accordance with their specific terms or were otherwise breached. It is accordingly agreed that each Party shall be entitled to enforce specifically the terms and provisions of this Agreement in any court of the United States or any state having jurisdiction and immediate injunctive relief to prevent breaches of this Agreement, without the necessity of proving the inadequacy of money damages as a remedy and without bond or other security being required, this being in addition to any other remedy to which they are entitled at law or in equity. Each of the Parties hereby acknowledges and agrees that it may be difficult to prove damages with reasonable certainty, that it may be difficult to procure suitable substitute performance, and that injunctive relief and/or specific performance will not cause an undue hardship to the Parties. Each of the Parties hereby further acknowledges that the existence of any other remedy contemplated by this Agreement does not diminish the availability of specific performance of the obligations hereunder or any other injunctive relief. Each Party hereby further agrees that in the event of any action by any other party for specific performance or injunctive relief, it will not assert that a remedy at law or other remedy would be adequate or that specific performance or injunctive relief in respect of such breach or violation should not be available on the grounds that money damages are adequate or any other grounds.

 

Section 11.7 Governing Law. This Agreement and the consummation the Transactions, and any action, suit, dispute, controversy or claim arising out of this Agreement and the consummation of the Transactions, or the validity, interpretation, breach or termination of this Agreement and the consummation of the Transactions, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal law of the State of Delaware regardless of the law that might otherwise govern under applicable principles of conflicts of law thereof.

 

Section 11.8 Consent to Jurisdiction; Waiver of Jury Trial.

 

(a) Any proceeding based upon or arising out of this Agreement, the other Transaction Agreements and the consummation of the Transactions must be brought in the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware (or, to the extent such court does not have subject matter jurisdiction, the Superior Court of the State of Delaware). Each of the Parties irrevocably consents to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of such courts, agrees that process may be served upon them in any manner authorized by the laws of the State of Delaware for such Person and waives and covenants not to assert or plead any objection which they might otherwise have to such manner of service of process. Each Party and any Person asserting rights as a third-party beneficiary may do so only if he, she or it hereby waives, and shall not assert as a defense in any legal dispute, that: (i) such Person is not personally subject to the jurisdiction of the above named courts for any reason; (ii) such Legal Proceeding may not be brought or is not maintainable in such court; (iii) such Person’s property is exempt or immune from execution; (iv) such Legal Proceeding is brought in an inconvenient forum; or (v) the venue of such Legal Proceeding is improper. Each Party and any Person asserting rights as a third-party beneficiary hereby agrees not to commence or prosecute any such action, claim, cause of action or suit other than before one of the above-named courts, nor to make any motion or take any other action seeking or intending to cause the transfer or removal of any such action, claim, cause of action or suit to any court other than one of the above-named courts, whether on the grounds of inconvenient forum or otherwise. Each Party hereby consents to service of process in any such proceeding in any manner permitted by Delaware law, and further consents to service of process by nationally recognized overnight courier service guaranteeing overnight delivery, or by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, at its address specified pursuant to Section 11.1. Notwithstanding the foregoing in this Section 11.8, any Party may commence any action, claim, cause of action or suit in a court other than the above-named courts solely for the purpose of enforcing an order or judgment issued by one of the above-named courts.

 

(b) TO THE EXTENT NOT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LEGAL REQUIREMENTS WHICH CANNOT BE WAIVED, EACH OF THE PARTIES AND ANY PERSON ASSERTING RIGHTS AS A THIRD-PARTY BENEFICIARY MAY DO SO ONLY IF HE, SHE OR IT IRREVOCABLY AND UNCONDITIONALLY WAIVES ANY RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY ON ANY CLAIMS OR COUNTERCLAIMS ASSERTED IN ANY LEGAL DISPUTE RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT, EACH OTHER TRANSACTION AGREEMENTS AND THE CONSUMMATION OF THE TRANSACTIONS, AND FOR ANY COUNTERCLAIM RELATING THERETO, IN EACH CASE WHETHER NOW EXISTING OR HEREAFTER ARISING. IF THE SUBJECT MATTER OF ANY SUCH LEGAL DISPUTE IS ONE IN WHICH THE WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL IS PROHIBITED, NO PARTY NOR ANY PERSON ASSERTING RIGHTS AS A THIRD-PARTY BENEFICIARY SHALL ASSERT IN SUCH LEGAL DISPUTE A NONCOMPULSORY COUNTERCLAIM ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT, THE OTHER TRANSACTION AGREEMENTS AND THE CONSUMMATION OF THE TRANSACTIONS. FURTHERMORE, NO PARTY NOR ANY PERSON ASSERTING RIGHTS AS A THIRD-PARTY BENEFICIARY SHALL SEEK TO CONSOLIDATE ANY SUCH LEGAL DISPUTE WITH A SEPARATE ACTION OR OTHER LEGAL PROCEEDING IN WHICH A JURY TRIAL CANNOT BE WAIVED.

 

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Section 11.9 Rules of Construction. Each of the Parties agrees that it has been represented by independent counsel of its choice during the negotiation and execution of this Agreement and each Party hereto and its counsel cooperated in the drafting and preparation of this Agreement and the documents referred to herein and, therefore, waive the application of any law, regulation, holding or rule of construction providing that ambiguities in an agreement or other document will be construed against the Party drafting such agreement or document.

 

Section 11.10 Expenses. Except as otherwise expressly provided in this Agreement, whether or not the Transactions are consummated, each Party will pay its own costs and expenses incurred in anticipation of, relating to and in connection with the negotiation and execution of this Agreement and the Transaction Agreements and the consummation of the Transactions.

 

Section 11.11 Assignment. No Party may assign, directly or indirectly, including by operation of law, either this Agreement or any of its rights, interests, or obligations hereunder without the prior written approval of the other Parties. Subject to the first sentence of this Section 11.11, this Agreement shall be binding upon and shall inure to the benefit of the Parties and their respective successors and permitted assigns.

 

Section 11.12 Amendment. This Agreement may be amended by the Parties at any time by execution of an instrument in writing signed on behalf of each of the Parties; provided that, following the receipt of the Company Stockholder Approval, there shall be no amendment to this Agreement (or any of the provisions hereof) which under the DGCL or other Applicable Legal Requirements would require further approval by the stockholders of the Company in accordance with the Company Organizational Documents without such approval.

 

Section 11.13 Extension; Waiver. At any time prior to the Closing, Parent (on behalf of itself and Merger Sub), on the one hand, and the Company (on behalf of itself and the Company Stockholders), on the other hand, may, to the extent not prohibited by Applicable Legal Requirements: (a) extend the time for the performance of any of the obligations or other acts of the other Party; (b) waive any inaccuracies in the representations and warranties made to the other Party contained herein or in any document delivered pursuant hereto; and (c) waive compliance with any of the agreements or conditions for the benefit of such Party contained herein. Any agreement on the part of a Party to any such extension or waiver shall be valid only if set forth in an instrument in writing signed on behalf of such Party. Delay in exercising any right under this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right. In the event any provision of any of the other Transaction Agreement in any way conflicts with the provisions of this Agreement (except where a provision therein expressly provides that it is intended to take precedence over this Agreement), this Agreement shall control.

 

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Section 11.14 No Recourse. Notwithstanding anything that may be expressed or implied in this Agreement, this Agreement may only be enforced against, and any Legal Proceeding for breach of this Agreement may only be made against, the entities that are expressly identified herein as Parties to this Agreement, and no Related Party of a Party shall have any liability for any liabilities or obligations of the Parties for any Legal Proceeding (whether in tort, contract or otherwise) for breach of this Agreement or in respect of any oral representations made or alleged to be made in connection herewith. No Party shall have any right of recovery in respect hereof against any Related Party of a Party and no personal liability shall attach to any Related Party of a Party through such Party, whether by or through attempted piercing of the corporate veil, by the enforcement of any judgment, fine or penalty or by virtue of any Legal Requirement or otherwise. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Parties will not, and will not cause or permit any other Person to, hold or attempt to hold any Related Party liable for any actual or alleged inaccuracies, misstatements or omissions with respect to any information or materials of any kind furnished by the Company or any Related Party, or their respective agents or other Representatives, concerning a Group Company, this Agreement or the Transactions. The provisions of this Section 11.14 are intended to be for the benefit of, and enforceable by the Related Parties of the Parties and each such Person shall be a third-party beneficiary of this Section 11.14. This Section 11.14 shall be binding on all successors and assigns of Parties.

 

Section 11.15 Legal Representation.

 

(a) Parent hereby agrees on behalf of its directors, members, partners, officers, employees and Affiliates (including after the Closing, the Company), and each of their respective successors and assigns (all such parties, the “Parent Waiving Parties”), that Fenwick & West LLP (or any successor) may represent the Company Stockholders or any of their respective directors, members, partners, officers, employees or Affiliates (other than the Company) (collectively, the “Stockholder Group”), in each case, in connection with any Legal Proceeding or obligation arising out of or relating to this Agreement, any Transaction Agreement or the Transactions, notwithstanding its representation (or any continued representation) of the Group Companies or other Parent Waiving Parties, and each of Parent and the Company on behalf of itself and the Parent Waiving Parties hereby consents thereto and irrevocably waives (and will not assert) any conflict of interest, breach of duty or any other objection arising therefrom or relating thereto. Parent and the Company acknowledge that the foregoing provision applies whether or not Fenwick & West LLP provides legal services to any Group Companies after the Closing Date. Each of Parent and the Company, for itself and the Parent Waiving Parties, hereby further irrevocably acknowledges and agrees that all communications, written or oral, between any Group Company or any member of the Stockholder Group and its counsel, including Fenwick & West LLP, made in connection with the negotiation, preparation, execution, delivery and performance under, or any dispute or Legal Proceeding arising out of or relating to, this Agreement, any Transaction Agreements or the Transactions, or any matter relating to any of the foregoing, are privileged communications that do not pass to the Company notwithstanding the Merger, and instead survive, remain with and are controlled by the Stockholder Group (the “Stockholder Privileged Communications”), without any waiver thereof. Parent and the Company, together with any of their respective Affiliates, Subsidiaries, successors or assigns, agree that no Person may use or rely on any of the Stockholder Privileged Communications, whether located in the records or email server of the Company or otherwise (including in the knowledge or the officers and employees of the Company), in any Legal Proceeding against or involving any of the Parties after the Closing, and Parent and the Company agree not to assert that any privilege has been waived as to the Stockholder Privileged Communications, whether located in the records or email server of the Company or otherwise (including in the knowledge of the officers and employees of the Company).

 

(b) The Company hereby agrees on behalf of its directors, members, partners, officers, employees and Affiliates and the Company Stockholders, and each of their respective successors and assigns (all such parties, the “Company Waiving Parties”), that White & Case LLP (or any successor) may represent the Sponsor, Parent or any of their respective directors, members, partners, officers, employees or Affiliates (other than the Company) (collectively, the “Parent Group”), in each case, in connection with any Legal Proceeding or obligation arising out of or relating to this Agreement, any Transaction Agreement or the Transactions, notwithstanding its representation (or any continued representation) of the Parent Group, and the Company on behalf of itself and Company Waiving Parties hereby consents thereto and irrevocably waives (and will not assert) any conflict of interest, breach of duty or any other objection arising therefrom or relating thereto. The Company acknowledges that the foregoing provision applies whether or not White & Case LLP provides legal services to the Sponsor or Parent after the Closing Date. The Company, for itself and the Waiving Parties, hereby further irrevocably acknowledges and agrees that all communications, written or oral, between any of the Parent Group and its counsel, including White & Case LLP, made in connection with the negotiation, preparation, execution, delivery and performance under, or any dispute or Legal Proceeding arising out of or relating to, this Agreement, any Transaction Agreements or the Transactions, or any matter relating to any of the foregoing, are privileged communications that do not pass to the Company notwithstanding the Merger, and instead survive, remain with and are controlled by the Sponsor and Parent (the “Parent Privileged Communications”), without any waiver thereof. Sponsor and Parent, together with any of their respective Affiliates, Subsidiaries, successors or assigns, agree that no Person may use or rely on any of the Stockholder Privileged Communications, whether located in the records or email server of the Company or otherwise (including in the knowledge or the officers and employees of the Company), in any Legal Proceeding against or involving any of the Parties after the Closing, and the Company Waiving Parties agree not to assert that any privilege has been waived as to the Parent Privileged Communications.

 

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Section 11.16 Disclosure Letters and Exhibits. The Company Disclosure Letter and Parent Disclosure Letter shall each be arranged in separate parts corresponding to the numbered and lettered sections and subsections in this Agreement, and the information disclosed in any numbered or lettered part shall be deemed to relate to and to qualify only the particular provision set forth in the corresponding numbered or lettered Section or subsection of this Agreement, except to the extent that: (a) such information is cross-referenced in another part of the Company Disclosure Letter or Parent Disclosure Letter, as applicable; or (b) it is reasonably apparent on the face of the disclosure (without any independent knowledge on the part of the reader regarding the matter disclosed) that such information qualifies another provision in this Agreement. The specification of any dollar amount in the representations and warranties contained in this Agreement or the inclusion of any specific item in the Company Disclosure Letter and Parent Disclosure Letter is not intended to imply that such amounts (or higher or lower amounts) are or are not material, and no Party shall use the fact of the setting of such amounts or the fact of the inclusion of any such item in the Company Disclosure Letter or Parent Disclosure Letter in any dispute or controversy between the Parties as to whether any obligation, item, or matter not described herein or included in Company Disclosure Letter or the Parent Disclosure Letter is or is not material for purposes of this Agreement. The inclusion of any item in the Company Disclosure Letter or Parent Disclosure Letter shall not be deemed to constitute an acknowledgment by the Company or Parent, as applicable, that the matter is required to be disclosed by the terms of this Agreement, nor shall such disclosure be deemed (a) an admission of any breach or violation of any Contract or Legal Requirement, (b) an admission of any liability or obligation to any third party, or (c) to establish a standard of materiality. The disclosure of any items or information that is not required by this Agreement to be so included is solely for informational purposes and the convenience of Parent and Merger Sub or the Company, as applicable. In addition, under no circumstances shall the disclosure of any matter in this Company Disclosure Letter or Parent Disclosure Letter, where a representation or warranty of the Company or Parent, as applicable, is limited or qualified by the materiality of the matters to which the representation or warranty is given or by Company Material Adverse Effect, imply that any other undisclosed matter having a greater value or other significance is material or would have a Company Material Adverse Effect. Neither the Company nor Parent shall be prejudiced in any manner whatsoever, and no presumptions shall be created, by virtue of the disclosure of any matter in the Company Disclosure Letter or Parent Disclosure Letter, as applicable, which otherwise is not required to be disclosed by this Agreement.

 

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

 

  CM LIFE SCIENCES, INC.
     
  By: /s/ Eli Casdin
    Name: Eli Casdin
    Title: Chief Executive Officer
     
  S-IV SUB, INC.
     
  By: /s/ Eli Casdin
    Name: Eli Casdin
    Title: Chief Executive Officer

 

[SIGNATURE PAGE TO AGREEMENT AND PLAN OF MERGER]

 

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  MOUNT SINAI GENOMICS, INC.
     
  By: /s/ Dr. Eric Schadt
    Name: Dr. Eric Schadt 
    Title: Chief Executive Officer

 

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Schedule A
DEFINED TERMS

 

Section 1.1. Defined Terms. Terms defined in this Agreement are organized alphabetically as follows, together with the Section and, where applicable, paragraph, number in which definition of each such term is located:

 

A&R Registration Rights Agreement

  Recitals
Acceleration Event   Section 3.2
Additional Parent SEC Reports   Section 5.7(a)
Affiliate   Schedule A, Section 1.2
Agreement”   Preamble
Antitrust Laws   Schedule A, Section 1.2
Applicable Legal Requirements   Recitals
Approvals   Section 4.6(b)
Audited Financial Statements   Section 4.8(a)
Base Value   Schedule A, Section 1.2
Business Day   Schedule A, Section 1.2
Cash Pro Rata Share   Schedule A
Certificate   Section 2.7(a)
Certificate of Merger   Section 1.4(c)
Certifications   Section 5.7(a)
Change in Recommendation   Section 7.1(b)
Change of Control   Schedule A, Section 1.2
Charter Documents   Section 4.1
Class A Common Stock   Schedule A, Section 1.2
Class B Common Stock   Schedule A, Section 1.2
Closing   Section 1.1
Closing Cash Payment Amount   Schedule A, Section 1.2
Closing Consideration   Section 2.8(a)
Closing Date   Section 1.1
Closing Form 8-K   Section 7.3(c)
Closing Merger Consideration   Schedule A, Section 1.2

 

SCHEDULE A-1

 

 

Closing Number of Securities   Schedule A, Section 1.2
Closing Press Release   Section 7.3(c)
Closing Securities Payment Amount   Schedule A, Section 1.2
Code   Schedule A, Section 1.2
Common Share Price   Schedule A, Section 1.2
Company   Preamble
Company Benefit Plan   Section 4.12(a)
Company Business Combination   Section 7.10(a)
Company Common Stock   Schedule A, Section 1.2
Company Disclosure Letter   Article IV, Preamble
Company Organizational Documents   Schedule A, Section 1.2
Company Material Adverse Effect   Schedule A, Section 1.2
Company Material Contract   Section 4.20(a)
Company Stockholder   Schedule A, Section 1.2
Company Stockholder Approval   Recitals
Company Subsidiaries   Section 4.2(a)
Company Transaction Costs   Schedule A, Section 1.2
Company’s Required Funds   Schedule A, Section 1.2
Company Waiving Parties   Section 11.15
Confidentiality Agreement   Schedule A, Section 1.2
Continental   Section 5.14(a)
Contract   Schedule A, Section 1.2
Copyright   Schedule A, Section 1.2
Current Government Contract   Schedule A, Section 1.2
D&O Indemnified Party   Section 7.12(a)
D&O Tail   Section 7.12(b)
DGCL   Recitals
EAR   Definition of Specified Business Conduct Laws
Earn-Out Period   Schedule A, Section 1.2

 

SCHEDULE A-2

 

 

Earn-Out Pro Rata Share   Schedule A
Earn-Out Shares   Section 3.1(a)
Effective Time   Section 2.1
Environmental Law   Schedule A, Section 1.2
ERISA   Schedule A, Section 1.2
ERISA Affiliate   Schedule A, Section 1.2
Equity Financing Agreement   Section 5.13
Equity Financing Amount   Section 5.13
Equity Financing Investors   Section 5.13
ESPP   Recitals
Exchange Act   Schedule A, Section 1.2
Exchange Agent   Section 2.8(a)
Exchange Fund   Section 2.8(c)
Excluded Share   Section 2.7(d)
Financial Statements   Section 4.8(a)
Fully Diluted Company Shares   Schedule A, Section 1.2
Fundamental Representations   Schedule A, Section 1.2
GAAP   Schedule A, Section 1.2
Governmental Entity   Schedule A, Section 1.2
Government Grants   Section 4.25
Group Companies   Schedule A, Section 1.2
Group Companies’ Privacy Notices   Section 4.19(a)
Hazardous Material   Schedule A, Section 1.2
HSR Act   Section 4.5(b)
Indebtedness   Schedule A, Section 1.2
Insider   Section 4.22
Intended Tax Treatment   Recitals
Insurance Policies   Section 4.21
Intellectual Property   Schedule A, Section 1.2

 

SCHEDULE A-3

 

 

Interim Financial Statements   Section 4.8(a)
Knowledge   Schedule A, Section 1.2
Leased Real Property   Section 4.14(b)
Legal Proceeding   Schedule A, Section 1.2
Legal Requirements   Schedule A, Section 1.2
Lien   Schedule A, Section 1.2
Losses   Schedule A, Section 1.2
LTIP   Recitals
Material Current Government Contract   Section 4.7
Merger   Recitals
Merger Sub   Preamble
Merger Sub Common Stock   Section 5.3(b)
Nasdaq   Section 5.12
OFAC   Schedule A, Section 1.2
Order   Schedule A, Section 1.2
Outside Date   Section 9.1(b)
Owned Real Property   Section 4.14(a)
Parent   Preamble
Parent A&R Bylaws   Recitals
Parent A&R Charter   Recitals
Parent Business Combination   Section 7.10(b)
Parent Cash   Schedule A, Section 1.2
Parent Class A Stock   Section 5.3(a)
Parent Class B Stock   Section 5.3(a)
Parent Charter   Schedule A, Section 1.2
Parent Disclosure Letter   Article V
Parent Group   Section 11.15
Parent Group   Section 11.15
Parent Material Adverse Effect   Schedule A, Section 1.2

 

SCHEDULE A-4

 

 

Parent Material Contracts   Section 5.11
Parent Option   Section 2.12(a)
Parent Organizational Documents   Schedule A, Section 1.2
Parent Privileged Communications   Section 11.15
Parent Recommendation   Recitals
Parent SEC Reports   Section 5.7(a)
Parent Shares   Section 5.3(a)
Parent Stockholder Matters   Section 7.1(a)(i)
Parent Stockholder Redemption   Section 7.1(a)(i)
Parent Transaction Costs   Schedule A, Section 1.2
Parent Units   Schedule A, Section 1.2
Parent Waiving Parties   Section 11.15
Parent Warrants   Section 5.3(a)
Parties   Preamble
Patent   Schedule A, Section 1.2
PCAOB Financial Statements   Section 7.1(a)(ii)
Permitted Lien   Schedule A, Section 1.2
Person   Schedule A, Section 1.2
Private Placement Warrants   Section 5.3(a)
Proxy Clearance Date   Section 7.1(a)(i)
Proxy Statement   Section 7.1(a)(i)
Public Warrants   Section 5.3(a)
Related Parties   Schedule A, Section 1.2
Released Claims   Section 7.7(a)
Remedies Exception   Section 4.4
Representatives   Section 7.10(a)
Restricted Cash   Schedule A, Section 1.2
SEC   Schedule A, Section 1.2
Securities Act   Schedule A, Section 1.2

 

SCHEDULE A-5

 

 

Special Meeting   Section 7.1(b)
Specified Business Conduct Laws   Schedule A, Section 1.2
Sponsor   Schedule A, Section 1.2
Stockholder Consent and Joinder   Recitals
Stockholder Group   Section 11.15
Stockholder Privileged Communications   Section 11.15
Subsidiary   Schedule A, Section 1.2
Surrender Documentation   Section 2.8(d)
Surviving Corporation   Recitals
Tax Return   Schedule A, Section 1.2
Tax/Taxes   Schedule A, Section 1.2
Top Customer   Section 4.27(a)
Top Supplier   Section 4.27(b)
Total Consideration   Section 2.6(a)
Transaction Agreements   Schedule A, Section 1.2
Transaction Tax Benefits   Section 7.15(a)
Transaction Tax Deductions   Schedule A, Section 1.2
Transactions   Schedule A, Section 1.2

Trademarks

Trade Secrets

Treasury Regulations

 

Schedule A, Section 1.2

Schedule A, Section 1.2

Schedule A, Section 1.2

Triggering Event I   Schedule A, Section 1.2
Triggering Event II   Schedule A, Section 1.2
Triggering Event III   Schedule A, Section 1.2
Triggering Event IV   Schedule A, Section 1.2
Triggering Events   Schedule A, Section 1.2
Trust Agreement   Section 5.14(a)
Trust Account   Section 5.14(a)
Trust Termination Letter   Section 7.5

 

SCHEDULE A-6

 

 

Upper Band Amount   Schedule A, Section 1.2
WARN   Section 4.13(e)
Within the Band Amount   Schedule A, Section 1.2

 

Section 1.2. Additional Terms. For purposes of this Agreement, the following capitalized terms have the following meanings:

 

Affiliate” shall mean, as applied to any Person, any other Person directly or indirectly controlling, controlled by or under direct or indirect common control with, such Person. For purposes of this definition, “control” (including with correlative meanings, the terms “controlling,” “controlled by” and “under common control with”), as applied to any Person, means the possession, directly or indirectly, of the power to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of such Person, whether through the ownership of voting securities, by contract or otherwise. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Parties acknowledge and agree that neither ISMMS nor any other MSHS Entity shall be deemed to be an Affiliate of a Group Company for any purpose in this Agreement.

 

Aggregate Company Share Amount” shall mean the sum, without duplication, of (a) the aggregate number of shares of Company Common Stock that are issued and outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Time, (b) the aggregate number of shares of Company Common Stock that are issuable upon the exercise of Company Options or vesting of Company RSUs or other direct or indirect rights to acquire shares of Company Common Stock that are issued and outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Time (and in the case of Company SARs, the aggregate number of shares of Company Common Stock on which the value of such Company SARs is based), in each case calculated on a treasury stock basis and after giving effect to the conversion of the Class B Common Stock pursuant to the Mandatory Conversion Notice under the Company Organizational Documents, and (c) the aggregate number of shares of Company Common Stock that would be issuable upon the conversion all shares of Company Preferred Stock into shares of Company Common Stock pursuant to the Company Organizational Documents; provided that, for the avoidance of doubt, the Earnout RSUs shall be disregarded for the purpose of the Aggregate Company Share Amount.

 

Antitrust Laws” shall mean the HSR Act and any federal, state or foreign law, regulation or decree designed to prohibit, restrict or regulate actions for the purpose or effect of monopolization or restraint of trade or the significant impediment of effective competition, including merger control procedures.

 

Base Value” shall mean an amount equal to $2,000,000,000.00.

 

Business Day” shall mean any day other than a Saturday, a Sunday or other day on which commercial banks in New York, New York are authorized or required by Legal Requirements to close.

 

Cash Cap” means the amount, if any, specified by such Company Stockholder in its Cash Election as the maximum amount of Closing Available Cash elected by such Company Stockholder; provided, however, that such amount shall not exceed such Company Stockholder’s Cash Pro Rata Share of $343,000,000.

 

Cash Election” shall mean an affirmative election by a Company Stockholder to receive its Cash Pro Rata Share of the Closing Available Cash and, if applicable, Cash Pro Rata Share Excess Amount of the Closing Available Excess Cash, in a form acceptable to the Company, duly executed by the Company Stockholder and delivered to the Company on or before the fifth (5th) Business Day prior to the Effective Time. For clarity, a Company Stockholder’s Cash Election may be set forth in its duly executed Stockholder Consent and Joinder, but may also be in such other form as the Company deems acceptable.

 

SCHEDULE A-7

 

  

Cash Pro Rata Share” shall mean, for each Company Stockholder that has submitted a Cash Election on or before the fifth (5th) Business Day prior to the Effective Date, a ratio, (a) the numerator of which is such Company Stockholder’s Total Stockholder Outstanding Shares and (b) the denominator of which is the Total Outstanding Company Shares. The Cash Pro Rata Share of each Company Stockholder that has not submitted a Cash Election and/or has confirmed in writing to the Company that it does not wish to make a Cash Election shall be deemed to be equal to zero (0).

 

Cash Pro Rata Share Excess Amount” shall mean, for each Company Stockholder that has submitted a Cash Election to receive a portion of the Closing Available Excess Cash on or before the fifth (5th) Business Day prior to the Effective Date, a portion of such Closing Available Excess Cash equal to: (a) such Company’s Stockholder’s Cash Pro Rata Share Excess Percentage of the Closing Available Excess Cash or (b) if such Company Stockholder has specified a Cash Cap, the lesser of such Company’s Stockholder’s (i) Cash Pro Rata Share Excess Percentage of the Closing Available Excess Cash and (ii) such amount as would result in the Company Stockholder receiving a portion of all Closing Available Cash equal to such Company Stockholder’s Cash Cap. To the extent a Company Stockholder has specified a Cash Cap, the portion of the Closing Available Excess Cash that would otherwise be distributed to such Company Stockholder in the absence of such Cash Cap shall be treated as Closing Available Cash in computing the Cash Pro Rata Share Excess Amounts of Company Stockholders who have not specified a Cash Cap.

 

Cash Pro Rata Share Excess Percentage” means the quotient, expressed as a percentage, obtained by dividing (a) the Cash Pro Rata Share of such Company Stockholder by (b) the aggregate Cash Pro Rata Shares of all Company Stockholders that have submitted a Cash Election to receive a Cash Pro Rata Share Excess Amount of the Closing Available Excess Cash on or before the fifth (5th) Business Day prior to the Effective Date.

 

Change of Control” shall mean any transaction or series of transactions the result of which is: (a) the acquisition by any Person or “group” (as defined in the Exchange Act) of Persons of direct or indirect beneficial ownership of securities representing 50% or more of the combined voting power of the then outstanding securities of Parent; (b) a merger, consolidation, reorganization or other business combination, however effected, resulting in any Person or “group” (as defined in the Exchange Act) acquiring at least 50% of the combined voting power of the then outstanding securities of Parent or the surviving Person outstanding immediately after such combination; or (c) a sale of all or substantially all of the assets of Parent.

 

Class A Common Stock” shall mean the shares of Class A Common Stock, par value $0.00001 per share, of the Company.

 

Class B Common Stock” shall mean the shares of Class B Common Stock, par value $0.00001 per share, of the Company.

 

Closing Available Cash” shall mean an amount equal to the excess of (a) the sum of (i) the funds contained in the Trust Account as of the Closing and the Equity Financing Amount received at the Closing, following payment of the Trust Redemption Amount and payment of all Company Transaction Costs and Parent Transaction Costs and (ii) the Company Closing Cash over (b) $500,000,000; provided that in no event shall the Closing Cash Payment Amount exceed $343,000,000.

 

Closing Available Excess Cash” means the excess, if any, of (a) the Closing Available Cash over (b) the product of (i) the aggregate Cash Pro Rata Shares of all Company Stockholders that have made a Cash Election multiplied by (ii) the Closing Available Cash.

 

Closing Cash Payment Amount” shall mean the aggregate amount of the Closing Available Cash payable to Company Stockholders that have made Cash Elections.

 

SCHEDULE A-8

 

 

Closing Merger Consideration” shall mean an amount equal to the Base Value.

 

Closing Number of Securities” shall mean the number of shares of Parent Class A Stock equal to the quotient of (a) the Closing Securities Payment Amount divided by (b) the Parent Stock Price.

 

Closing Securities Payment Amount” shall mean an amount equal to: (a) the Closing Merger Consideration; minus (b) the Closing Cash Payment Amount.

 

Code” shall mean the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.

 

Common Share Price” shall mean the share price equal to the volume weighted average closing sale price of one share of Parent Class A Stock as reported on Nasdaq (or the exchange on which the shares of Parent Class A Stock are then listed) for a period of at least 20 days out of 30 consecutive trading days ending on the trading day immediately prior to the date of determination (as adjusted as appropriate to reflect any stock splits, reverse stock splits, stock dividends (including any dividend or distribution of securities convertible into Parent Class A Stock), extraordinary cash dividend (which adjustment shall be subject to the reasonable mutual agreement of Parent and the Company), reorganization, recapitalization, reclassification, combination, exchange of shares or other like change or transaction with respect to Parent Class A Stock).

 

Company Closing Cash” shall mean the cash and cash equivalents of the Company as of immediately prior to the Closing, determined in accordance with GAAP. The Company Closing Cash shall be decreased by (i) any restricted cash (as determined in accordance with GAAP) and any checks, drafts and wires issued as of such time that have not yet cleared; and increased by any deposits in transit as of such time that have not yet cleared and (ii) any amounts owing by the Company in respect of the Specified Obligations as of the Closing.

 

Company Common Stock” shall mean the Class A Common Stock (after giving effect to the conversion of the Class B Common Stock pursuant to a Mandatory Conversion Notice under the Company Organizational Documents).

 

Company Incentive Plan” shall mean the Company’s 2017 Stock Incentive Plan, as amended from time to time.

 

Company IP Contract” shall mean any Contract to which any Group Company is a party or by which any Group Company is bound or under which any Group Company has any obligation or under which any Group Company has any right or interest that (a) contains any assignment or license to any third party of any material Owned Intellectual Property, or any covenant not to assert or enforce, any material Owned Intellectual Property against any third party, in each case, except non-exclusive licenses or covenants not to assert or enforce any such Intellectual Property granted by any Group Company to any third parties (including customers, suppliers, consultants, and independent contractors) in the ordinary course of business, (b) contains a license to any Group Company under any Licensed Intellectual Property or (c) pursuant to which any material Owned Intellectual Property is or was developed by any third party for any Group Company (in each case excluding (i) non-exclusive licenses to “off the shelf” third party computer software that is licensed on generally available, standard commercial terms and (ii) licenses for open source software).

 

Company IT Systems” shall mean all computer systems, software, firmware, hardware, networks, interfaces, platforms, related systems, databases, websites and equipment owned, outsourced or licensed by any Group Company to process, store, maintain, backup or operate data, information and functions that are used in connection with the business of the Group Companies, but excluding, for the avoidance of doubt, any computer systems, software, firmware, hardware, networks, interfaces, platforms, related systems, databases, websites and equipment owned, outsourced or licensed by customers of any Group Company.

 

SCHEDULE A-9

 

 

Company Material Adverse Effect” shall mean any change, event, or occurrence, that, individually or when aggregated with other changes, events, or occurrences has had a materially adverse effect on the business, assets, financial condition or results of operations of the Group Companies, taken as a whole; provided, however, that no change, event, occurrence or effect arising out of or related to any of the following, alone or in combination, shall be taken into account in determining whether a Company Material Adverse Effect has occurred: (i) acts of war, sabotage, civil unrest or terrorism, or any escalation or worsening of any such acts of war, sabotage, civil unrest or terrorism, or changes in global, national, regional, state or local political or social conditions; (ii) earthquakes, hurricanes, tornados, pandemics (including COVID-19), epidemics, disease outbreaks, or public health emergencies (as declared by the World Health Organization or the Health and Human Services Secretary of the United States) or other natural or man-made disasters, or any worsening thereof; (iii) changes attributable to the public announcement or pendency of the Transactions (including the impact thereof on relationships with customers, suppliers, employees or Governmental Entities); (iv) changes or proposed changes in Applicable Legal Requirements, regulations or interpretations thereof or decisions by courts or any Governmental Entity after the date of this Agreement (including Pandemic Measures); (v) changes or proposed changes in GAAP (or any interpretation thereof) after the date of this Agreement; (vi) any downturn in general economic conditions, including changes in the credit, debt, securities, financial, capital or reinsurance markets (including changes in interest or exchange rates, prices of any security or market index or commodity or any disruption of such markets), in each case, in the United States or anywhere else in the world; (vii) events or conditions generally affecting the industries and markets in which the Company operates; (viii) 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 (viii) shall not prevent a determination that any change, event, or occurrence underlying such failure has resulted in a Company Material Adverse Effect; or (ix) any actions required to be taken, or required not to be taken, pursuant to the terms of this Agreement; provided, however, that if a change or effect related to clauses (iv) through (vii) disproportionately adversely affects the Group Companies, taken as a whole, compared to other Persons operating in the same industry as the Group Companies, then such disproportionate impact may be taken into account in determining whether a Company Material Adverse Effect has occurred.

 

Company Option” shall mean an option to purchase shares of Class A Common Stock or Class B Common Stock granted under the Company Incentive Plan.

 

Company Organizational Documents” shall mean the Sixth Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of Company, dated as of July 27, 2020 and the Bylaws of Company dated August 2, 2019 and any other similar organization documents of Company, as each may be amended, modified or supplemented.

 

Company RSU” shall mean a restricted stock unit representing the opportunity to acquire shares of Class B Common Stock granted under the Company Incentive Plan.

 

Company SAR” shall mean a stock appreciation right with respect to shares of Company Common Stock granted under the Company Incentive Plan.

 

Company Stockholder” shall mean a holder of a share of Company Common Stock and Company Preferred Stock issued and outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Time.

 

SCHEDULE A-10

 

 

Company Transaction Costs” shall mean all fees, costs and expenses of the Group Companies, in each case, incurred prior to and through the Closing Date in connection with the negotiation, preparation and execution of this Agreement, the other Transaction Agreements and the consummation of the Transactions, including: (a) all bonuses, change in control payments, retention or similar payments payable as a result of the consummation of the Transactions pursuant to arrangements (whether written or oral) entered into prior to the Closing Date whether payable before (to the extent unpaid), on or following the Closing Date (excluding any “double-trigger” payments), and the employer portion of payroll Taxes payable as a result of the foregoing amounts; (b) all severance payments, retirement payments or similar payments or success fees payable pursuant to arrangements (whether written or oral) entered into prior to the Closing Date and which are payable in connection with the consummation of the Transactions, whether payable before (to the extent unpaid), on or following the Closing Date (excluding any “double-trigger payments”), and the employer portion of payroll Taxes payable as a result of the foregoing amounts; (c) all transaction, deal, brokerage, financial advisory or any similar fees payable in connection with the consummation of the Transactions; and (d) all costs, fees and expenses related to the D&O Tail; but excluding (i) any and all costs, fees and expenses incurred in connection with the preparation and filing of the Proxy Statement (and any registration statement filed with the SEC in connection therewith) and the review and/or approval thereof by the SEC, (ii) any and all costs, fees and expenses incurred in connection with the listing on Nasdaq of the shares of Parent Class A Stock issued in connection with the Transactions, (iii) any transfer, documentary, sales, use, stamp, registration, excise, recording, registration value added and other similar Taxes and fees (including any penalties or interest) payable in connection with the Transactions, and (iv) any other amounts payable by Parent hereunder. For the avoidance of doubt, Company Transaction Costs shall exclude any amounts owing by the Company in respect of any Company SARs that are deemed exercised in connection with the Closing.

 

Company’s Required Funds” shall mean an amount equal to $300,000,000.

 

Confidentiality Agreement” shall mean that certain Confidentiality Agreement, dated April 9, 2020, by and between the Company and Casdin Capital LLC, as amended and joined from time to time.

 

Contract” shall mean any contract, subcontract, agreement, indenture, note, bond, loan or credit agreement, instrument, installment obligation, lease, mortgage, deed of trust, license, sublicense, commitment, power of attorney, guaranty or other legally binding commitment, arrangement, understanding or obligation, whether written or oral, in each case, as amended and supplemented from time to time and including all schedules, annexes and exhibits thereto.

 

COVID-19” shall mean the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19 or any mutation of the same, including any resulting epidemics, pandemics, disease outbreaks or public health emergencies.

 

Current Government Contract” shall mean any Government Contract the period of performance of which has not yet expired or been terminated.

 

Earn-Out Period” shall mean the time period beginning upon the expiration of the Founder Shares Lock-Up Period (as such term is defined in and pursuant to the terms of that certain Letter Agreement, dated September 1, 2020, entered into by and among Parent, Sponsor and certain of the Parent’s current and former officers and directors) and ending on the 2-year anniversary of the Closing Date.

 

Earn-Out Pro Rata Share” shall mean for each Company Stockholder and Earn-Out Service Provider, such amount determined in accordance with Schedule 2.7 of the Company Disclosure Letter.

 

Earn-Out RSU” shall mean the award of restricted stock units in respect of the Earn-Out Shares granted to the Earn-Out Service Providers pursuant to the Earn-Out Award Agreement.

 

“Earn-Out Service Provider” shall mean each (a) holder of a Company Option, Company RSU, Company SAR, other than any holder of a Company Option, Company RSU or Company SAR who is not employed by or providing services to the Company as of the Effective Time, and (b) each other employee or individual service provider of the Company, in each case whom the board of directors of the Company designates as an Earn-Out Service Provider prior to the Closing and who enters into an Earn-Out Award Agreement.

 

SCHEDULE A-11

 

  

Earn-Out Total Outstanding Shares” means the aggregate number of shares of Parent Class A Stock to which all Company Stockholders would be entitled pursuant to Section 2.7(a)(ii) if no Company Stockholder made a Cash Election and the Closing Cash Payment Amount was $0.00.

 

Environmental Law” shall mean any and all applicable Legal Requirements relating to pollution, Hazardous Materials, or the protection of the environment, natural resources, or human health and safety.

 

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

 

ERISA Affiliate” shall mean any trade or business (whether or not incorporated) that, together with the Company or any of its Subsidiaries is treated as a single employer under Section 414 of the Code.

 

Exchange Act” shall mean the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder.

 

Fundamental Representations” shall mean: (a) in the case of the Company, the representations and warranties contained in Section 4.1 (Organization and Qualification); Section 4.3 (Capitalization); Section 4.4 (Due Authorization); and Section 4.17 (Brokers; Third Party Expenses); and (b) in the case of Parent, the representations and warranties contained in Section 5.1 (Organization and Qualification); Section 5.2 (Parent Subsidiaries); Section 5.3 (Capitalization); Section 5.4 (Authority Relative to this Agreement); and Section 5.10 (Business Activities).

 

GAAP” shall mean United States generally accepted accounting principles, consistently applied.

 

Government Contract” shall mean any prime contract, subcontract, purchase order, task order, delivery order, basic ordering agreement, pricing agreement, letter contract or other similar written arrangement of any kind, including all amendments, modifications and options thereunder or relating thereto between the Company or a Company Subsidiary, on the one hand, and: (a) any Governmental Entity; (b) any prime contractor of a Governmental Entity in its capacity as a prime contractor; or (c) any subcontractor at any tier performing work that is directly charged to any contract of a type described in clauses (a) or (b) above, on the other hand. A purchase, task or delivery order, or any other ordering agreement, under a Government Contract shall not constitute a separate Government Contract, for purposes of this definition, but shall be part of the Government Contract to which it relates.

 

Governmental Entity” shall mean any federal, state, provincial, municipal, local or foreign government, governmental authority, regulatory or administrative agency, governmental commission, department, board, bureau, agency or instrumentality, court or tribunal.

 

Group Companies” shall mean the Company and all of its direct and indirect Subsidiaries.

 

Hazardous Material” shall mean any substance, material or waste that is listed, classified, defined, characterized or otherwise regulated by a Governmental Entity as a “toxic substance,” “hazardous substance,” “hazardous material” or words of similar meaning or effect, including any radioactive materials.

 

HIPAA” shall mean the United State Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (42 U.S.C. §§ 1320d through 1329d-8), as amended by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (Pub. L. No. 111-5), and all applicable implementing regulations, including its implementing regulations codified at 45 C.F.R. Parts 160, 162, and 164.

 

Indebtedness” shall mean any of the following: (a) any indebtedness for borrowed money; (b) any obligations evidenced by bonds, debentures, notes or other similar instruments; (c) any obligations to pay the deferred purchase price of property or services, except trade accounts payable and other current liabilities; (d) any obligations as lessee under capitalized leases; (e) any obligations, contingent or otherwise, under acceptance, letters of credit or similar facilities to the extent drawn; (f) any guaranty of any of the foregoing; (g) any accrued interest, fees and charges in respect of any of the foregoing; and (h) any prepayment premiums and penalties actually due and payable, and any other fees, expenses, indemnities and other amounts actually payable as a result of the prepayment or discharge of any of the foregoing.

 

SCHEDULE A-12

 

 

Intellectual Property” shall mean all worldwide rights, title and interest in or relating to intellectual property, whether protected, created or arising under the laws of the United States or any other jurisdiction, including: (a) all patents and patent applications, including provisional patent applications and similar filings and any and all substitutions, divisions, continuations, continuations-in-part, divisions, reissues, renewals, extensions, reexaminations, patents of addition, supplementary protection certificates, utility models, inventors’ certificates, or the like and any foreign equivalents of the foregoing (including certificates of invention and any applications therefor) (collectively, “Patents”); (b) all trademarks, business marks, service marks, brand names, trade dress rights, logos, corporate names, and trade names, and other source or business identifiers and general intangibles of a like nature, together with the goodwill associated with any of the foregoing, along with all applications, registrations, intent-to-use registrations or similar reservations of marks, renewals and extensions thereof (collectively, “Trademarks”); (c) all registered and unregistered copyrights and applications for registration of copyright (collectively, “Copyrights”); (d) all internet domain names; (e) trade secrets, know-how, technology, discoveries and improvements, know-how, proprietary rights, formulae, confidential and proprietary information, technical information, techniques, inventions (including conceptions and/or reductions to practice), designs, drawings, procedures, processes, models, formulations, manuals and systems, whether or not patentable or copyrightable (collectively “Trade Secrets”); (f) databases; and (g) all other intellectual property, intellectual property rights, proprietary information and proprietary rights.

 

ISMMS” shall mean the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, an education corporation formed under the New York Education Law.

 

Knowledge” shall mean the actual knowledge or awareness as to a specified fact or event of: (a) with respect to the Company, the individuals listed on Schedule 1.2-A of the Company Disclosure Letter; and (b) with respect to Parent or Merger Sub, the individuals listed on Schedule 1.2 of the Parent Disclosure Letter.

 

Legal Proceeding” shall mean any action, suit, hearing, claim, charge, audit, lawsuit, litigation, investigation (formal or informal), inquiry, arbitration or proceeding (in each case, whether civil, criminal or administrative or at law or in equity) by or before a Governmental Entity.

 

Legal Requirements” shall mean any federal, state, local, municipal, foreign or other law, statute, constitution, treaty, principle of common law, resolution, ordinance, code, edict, decree, rule, regulation, ruling, injunction, judgment, order, assessment, writ or other legal requirement, administrative policy or guidance, or requirement issued, enacted, adopted, promulgated, implemented or otherwise put into effect by or under the authority of any Governmental Entity.

 

Licensed Intellectual Property” shall mean all Intellectual Property exclusively licensed to any of the Group Companies.

 

Lien” shall mean any mortgage, pledge, security interest, encumbrance, lien, restriction or charge of any kind (including, any conditional sale or other title retention agreement or lease in the nature thereof, any agreement to give any security interest and any restriction relating to use, quiet enjoyment, voting, transfer, receipt of income or exercise of any other attribute of ownership).

 

Losses” shall mean any and all deficiencies, judgments, settlements, losses, damages, interest, fines, penalties, Taxes, costs and expenses (including reasonable legal, accounting and other costs and expenses of professionals incurred in connection with investigating, defending, settling or satisfying any and all demands, claims, actions, causes of action, suits, proceedings, assessments, judgments or appeals, and in seeking indemnification, compensation or reimbursement therefor).

 

SCHEDULE A-13

 

 

MSHS Entity” shall mean any New York not-for-profit corporation or limited liability company of which Mount Sinai Health System is, directly or indirectly, the sole member.

 

OFAC” shall mean the U.S. Treasury Department Office of Foreign Assets Control.

 

Option Exchange Ratio” shall mean:

 

(a) In the case of a Company Option to purchase Class A Common Stock, the quotient, rounded to the nearest one ten-thousandth, of (i) the Per Share Amount divided by (ii) the Parent Stock Price; and

 

(b) In the case of a Company Option to purchase Class B Common Stock, the quotient, rounded to the nearest one ten-thousandth, of (i) the quotient obtained by dividing (A) the Per Share Amount by (B) one hundred (100) (which, for clarity, is intended to account for the conversion of Class B Common Stock into Class A Common Stock contemplated by Section 2.7(a)) divided by (ii) the Parent Stock Price.

 

Order” shall mean any award, injunction, judgment, regulatory or supervisory mandate, order, writ, decree or ruling entered, issued, made, or rendered by any Governmental Entity that possesses competent jurisdiction.

 

Owned Intellectual Property” shall mean all Intellectual Property which any of the Group Companies has (or purports to have) an ownership interest.

 

Pandemic Measures” shall mean any quarantine, isolation, “shelter in place,” “stay at home,” workforce reduction, social distancing, shut down, closure, sequester or any other Legal Requirement, decree, judgment, injunction or other order, directive, guidelines or recommendations by any Governmental Entity or industry group in connection with or in response to COVID-19, including, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES), or any other pandemic, epidemic, public health emergency or disease outbreak.

 

Parent Cash” shall mean, as of the date of determination: (a) all amounts in the Trust Account; plus (b) the Equity Financing Amount.

 

Parent Material Adverse Effect” shall mean any change, event, or occurrence, that, individually or when aggregated with other changes, events, or occurrences has had a materially adverse effect on the business, assets, financial condition or results of operations of Parent and Merger Sub, taken as a whole; provided, however, that no change or effect related to any of the following, alone or in combination, shall be taken into account in determining whether a Parent Material Adverse Effect has occurred: (i) changes or proposed changes in Applicable Legal Requirements, regulations or interpretations thereof or decisions by courts or any Governmental Entity after the date of this Agreement; (ii) changes or proposed changes in GAAP (or any interpretation thereof) after the date of this Agreement; or (iii) any downturn in general economic conditions, including changes in the credit, debt, securities, financial, capital or reinsurance markets (including changes in interest or exchange rates, prices of any security or market index or commodity or any disruption of such markets), in each case, in the United States or anywhere else in the world.

 

Parent Organizational Documents” shall mean the Second Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of Parent, dated as of September 1, 2020 (the “Parent Charter”) and the Bylaws of Parent (the “Parent Bylaws”) any other similar organization documents of Parent, as each may be amended, modified or supplemented.

 

SCHEDULE A-14

 

 

Parent Stock Price” shall mean $10.00.

 

Parent Transaction Costs” shall mean: (a) all fees, costs and expenses of Parent incurred prior to and through the Closing Date in connection with the negotiation, preparation and execution of this Agreement, the other Transaction Agreements and the consummation of the Transactions, whether paid or unpaid prior to the Closing, including any and all professional or transaction related costs, fees and expenses of legal, accounting and financial advisors, consultants, auditors, accountants and brokers, including any deferred underwriting commissions being held in the Trust Account; and (b) any Indebtedness of Parent or its Subsidiaries owed to its Affiliates or stockholders.

 

Parent Units” shall mean equity securities of Parent each consisting of one share of Parent Class A Stock and one-third of one Public Warrant.

 

Permitted Lien” shall mean: (a) Liens for current period Taxes not yet delinquent or for Taxes that are being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings and in each case that are sufficiently reserved for on the Financial Statements in accordance with GAAP; (b) statutory and contractual Liens of landlords with respect to leased real property; (c) Liens of carriers, warehousemen, mechanics, materialmen and repairmen incurred in the ordinary course and: (i) not yet delinquent; or (ii) that are being contested in good faith through appropriate proceedings; (d) in the case of leased real property, zoning, building, or other restrictions, variances, covenants, rights of way, encumbrances, easements and other irregularities in title, none of which, individually or in the aggregate, interfere in any material respect with the present use of or occupancy of the affected parcel by any of the Group Companies; (e) Liens securing the Indebtedness of any of the Group Companies; (f) in the case of Intellectual Property, non-exclusive licenses granted to third parties in the ordinary course; (g) Liens incurred in connection with capital lease obligations of any of the Group Companies; and (h) all exceptions, restrictions, easements, imperfections of title (including gaps in the chain of title evident from the records of the relevant Governmental Entity maintaining such records), charges, rights-of-way and other Liens of record that do not materially interfere with the present use of the assets of the Group Companies, taken as a whole.

 

Per Share Amount” shall mean the quotient, rounded to the nearest one-tenth of a cent, obtained by dividing (a) the Base Value by (b) the Aggregate Company Share Amount.

 

Person” shall mean any individual, corporation (including any non-profit corporation), general partnership, limited partnership, limited liability partnership, joint venture, estate, trust, company (including any limited liability company or joint stock company), firm or other enterprise, association, organization, entity or Governmental Entity.

 

Personal Information” shall mean, in addition to any definition for any similar term (e.g., “personally identifiable information” or “PII”) provided by Applicable Legal Requirement, all information that identifies, could be used to identify or is otherwise associated with an individual person or device, whether or not such information is associated with an identifiable individual. Personal Information may relate to any individual, including a current, prospective, or former customer, end user or employee of any Person.

 

Privacy Laws” shall mean any and all Applicable Legal Requirements (including of any applicable foreign jurisdiction) relating to the receipt, collection, compilation, use, storage, transmission, transfer (including cross-border transfers), processing, privacy, sharing, safeguarding, security (both technical and physical), disposal, destruction, disclosure or transfer (including cross-border) of Personal Information, including, but not limited to, HIPAA, and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), and any and all Applicable Legal Requirements relating to breach notification in connection with Personal Information.

 

SCHEDULE A-15

 

 

Related Parties” shall mean, with respect to a Person, such Person’s former, current and future direct or indirect equityholders, controlling Persons, shareholders, optionholders, members, general or limited partners, Affiliates, Representatives, and each of their respective Affiliates, successors and assigns.

 

Restricted Cash” shall mean restricted cash as determined in accordance with GAAP.

 

RSU Exchange Ratio” shall mean the quotient, rounded to the nearest one ten-thousandth, of (i) the Per Share Amount divided by (ii) the Parent Stock Price; and

 

SAR Exchange Ratio” shall mean the quotient, rounded to the nearest one ten-thousandth, of (i) the Per Share Amount divided by (ii) the Parent Stock Price.

 

SEC” shall mean the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.

 

Securities Act” shall mean the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder.

 

Specified Business Conduct Laws” shall mean: (a) the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977, the UK Bribery Act, and other Applicable Legal Requirements relating to bribery or corruption; (b) all Legal Requirements imposing trade sanctions on any Person, including, all Legal Requirements administered by OFAC, all sanctions laws or embargos imposed or administered by the U.S. Department of State, the United Nations Security Council, Her Majesty’s Treasury or the European Union and all anti-boycott or anti-embargo laws; (c) all Legal Requirements relating to the import, export, re-export, transfer of information, data, goods, and technology, including the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”) administered by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations administered by the U.S. Department of State; and (d) the Money Laundering Control Act, the Currency and Foreign Transactions Reporting Act, The Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001, and other Applicable Legal Requirements relating to money laundering.

 

Sponsor” shall mean CMLS Holdings LLC, a Delaware limited liability company.

 

Sponsor Support Agreement” shall mean that certain Support Agreement, dated as of the date hereof, by and among the Sponsor, Parent and the Company, as amended or modified from time to time.

 

Subsidiary” shall mean, with respect to any Person, any partnership, limited liability company, corporation or other business entity of which: (a) if a corporation, a majority of the total voting power of shares of capital stock entitled (without regard to the occurrence of any contingency) to vote in the election of directors, managers, or trustees thereof is at the time owned or controlled, directly or indirectly, by that Person or one or more of the other Subsidiaries of that Person or a combination thereof; (b) if a partnership, limited liability company or other business entity, a majority of the partnership or other similar ownership interests thereof is at the time owned or controlled, directly or indirectly, by that Person or one or more Subsidiaries of that Person or a combination thereof; or (c) in any case, such Person controls the management thereof.

 

Tax” or “Taxes” shall mean: (a) any and all federal, state, local and foreign taxes, including, without limitation, gross receipts, income, profits, license, sales, use, estimated, occupation, value added, ad valorem, transfer, franchise, withholding, payroll, recapture, net worth, employment, escheat and unclaimed property obligations, excise and property taxes, assessments, stamp, environmental, registration, governmental charges, duties, levies and other similar charges, in each case, imposed by a Governmental Entity, (whether disputed or not) together with all interest, penalties and additions imposed by a Governmental Entity with respect to any such amounts; and (b) any liability in respect of any items described in clause (a) payable by reason of Contract transferee liability, operation of law or Treasury Regulation Section 1.1502-6(a) (or any predecessor or successor thereof of any analogous or similar provision under law) or otherwise.

 

SCHEDULE A-16

 

 

Tax Return” shall mean any return, declaration, report, claim for refund, or information return or statement relating to Taxes that is filed or required to be filed with a Governmental Entity, including any schedule or attachment thereto and any amendment thereof.

 

Total Outstanding Company Shares” shall mean the sum, without duplication, of (a) the aggregate number of shares of Company Common Stock that are issued and outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Time and (b) the aggregate number of shares of Company Common Stock that would be issuable upon the conversion all shares of Company Preferred Stock that are issued and outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Time into shares of Company Common Stock pursuant to the Company Organizational Documents.

 

Total Stockholder Outstanding Shares” shall mean, with respect to a Company Stockholder, the sum of (a) the aggregate number of shares of Company Common Stock held by such Company Stockholder immediately prior to the Effective Time plus (b) the aggregate number of shares of Company Common Stock that would be issuable upon the conversion all shares of Company Preferred Stock held by such Company Stockholder immediately prior to the Effective Time into shares of Company Common Stock pursuant to the Company Organizational Documents.

 

Transaction Agreements” shall mean this Agreement, the A&R Registration Rights Agreement, the Equity Financing Agreements, the Confidentiality Agreement, the Parent A&R Charter, the Sponsor Support Agreement and all the agreements documents, instruments and certificates entered into in connection herewith or therewith and any and all exhibits and schedules thereto.

 

Transactions” shall mean the transactions contemplated pursuant to this Agreement, including the Merger.

 

Treasury Regulations” shall mean the regulations promulgated by the U.S. Department of the Treasury pursuant to and in respect of provisions of the Code.

 

Triggering Event I” shall occur if, within the Earn-Out Period, the Common Share Price of Parent Class A Stock is greater than or equal to $13.00 per share.

 

Triggering Event II” shall occur if, within the Earn-Out Period, the Common Share Price of Parent Class A Stock is greater than or equal to $15.00 per share.

 

Triggering Event III” shall occur if, within the Earn-Out Period, the Common Share Price of Parent Class A Stock is greater than or equal to $18.00 per share.

 

Triggering Events” shall mean Triggering Event I, Triggering Event II and Triggering Event III, collectively.

 

Trust Redemption Amount” shall mean all amounts payable from the Trust Account as of the Closing, including all amounts payable: (a) to stockholders who elect to have their Parent Class A Stock converted to cash in accordance with the provisions of Parent’s Charter Documents in respect of Parent Stockholder Redemptions; (b) for income tax or other tax obligations of Parent prior to Closing; and (c) as repayment of loans and reimbursement of expenses to directors, officers and stockholders of Parent (for clarity, excluding, any amounts payable in respect of Parent Transaction Costs or Company Transaction Costs).

 

SCHEDULE A-17

 

 

Exhibit A

Form of Parent Amended and Restated Charter

 

EXHIBIT A-1

 

 

Exhibit B

Form of Parent Amended and Restated Bylaws

 

EXHIBIT B-1

 

 

Exhibit C

Form of LTIP

EXHIBIT C-1

 

 

Exhibit D

Form of Employee Stock Purchase Plan

 

EXHIBIT D-1

 

 

Exhibit E

Form of Amended and Restated Registration Rights Agreement

 

 

EXHIBIT E-1 

 

 

Exhibit 10.1

 

Execution Version

 

SUBSCRIPTION AGREEMENT

 

This SUBSCRIPTION AGREEMENT (this “Subscription Agreement”) is entered into on February 9, 2021, by and between CM Life Sciences, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Issuer”), and the subscriber party set forth on the signature page hereto (“Subscriber”).

 

WHEREAS, the Issuer is concurrently with the execution and delivery hereof entering into that certain Agreement and Plan of Merger (as amended or modified, the “Business Combination Agreement”; capitalized terms used herein without definition shall have the meanings ascribed thereto in the Business Combination Agreement), by and among the Issuer, S-IV Sub, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Merger Sub”), and Mount Sinai Genomics, Inc. (d/b/a Sema4) (together with its direct and indirect subsidiaries, “Target”), in substantially the same form provided to Subscriber prior to the date hereof, pursuant to which, among other transactions, Merger Sub is to merge with and into Target, with Target continuing on as the surviving entity and a wholly owned subsidiary of Issuer, on the terms and conditions set forth therein (the “Transactions”);

 

WHEREAS, in connection with the Transactions, Subscriber desires to subscribe for and purchase from the Issuer that number of shares of the Issuer’s Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Class A Shares”), as set forth on the signature page hereto (the “Acquired Shares”), for a purchase price of $10.00 per share (the “Per Share Price”) and an 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 on or prior to the Closing (as defined below);

 

WHEREAS, the Issuer and Subscriber are executing and delivering this Subscription Agreement in reliance upon the exemption from securities registration afforded by Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”);

 

WHEREAS, in connection with the Transactions, certain other “qualified institutional buyers” (as defined in Rule 144A under the Securities Act) or institutional “accredited investors” (as such term is defined in Rule 501 under the Securities Act) (each an “Other Subscriber”), have (severally and not jointly) entered into separate subscription agreements with the Issuer (the “Other Subscription Agreements”), pursuant to which such investors have agreed to purchase Class A Shares on the Closing Date (as defined below) at the Per Share Price (the “Other Acquired Shares”);

 

WHEREAS, the aggregate amount of Class A Shares to be sold by Issuer pursuant to this Subscription Agreement and the Other Subscription Agreements equals 35 million Class A Shares; and

 

WHEREAS, the aggregate amount of proceeds to the Issuer in connection with the purchase and sale of the Acquired Shares and the Other Acquired Shares equals $350 million.

 

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) The closing of the Subscription contemplated hereby (the “Closing”) is contingent upon the substantially concurrent consummation of the Transactions and shall occur immediately prior thereto. Not less than five (5) business days prior to the scheduled closing date of the Transactions (the “Closing Date”), the Issuer shall provide written notice to Subscriber (the “Closing Notice”) of such Closing Date. Subscriber shall deliver to the Issuer no later than one (1) business day before the Closing Date (as specified in the Closing Notice or such other date as otherwise agreed to by the Issuer and the Subscriber, the “Purchase Price Payment Date”) the Purchase Price for the Acquired Shares by wire transfer of U.S. dollars in immediately available funds (i) to the account specified by the Issuer in the Closing Notice, to be held in a third-party escrow account (the “Escrow Account”) designated by the Issuer prior to the Closing Date for the benefit of the Subscriber until the Closing Date or (ii) in the case of a Subscriber that is an “investment company” registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, to an account specified by the Issuer otherwise mutually agreed by the Subscriber and the Issuer (“Alternative Settlement Procedures”). For the avoidance of doubt, mutually agreeable Alternative Settlement Procedures shall include, without limitation, the Subscriber delivering 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 against delivery to the undersigned of the Acquired Shares in book entry form as set forth in the following sentence. On the Closing Date, the Issuer shall deliver to Subscriber (1) the Acquired Shares in book entry form (or, if requested by the Subscriber in writing in advance of the Closing, in certificated form, duly executed on behalf of the Issuer and countersigned by the Issuer’s transfer agent (the “Transfer Agent”)), 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, and (2) a copy of the records of the Transfer Agent showing Subscriber as the owner of the Acquired Shares on and as of the Closing Date (the “Subscriber’s Deliveries”). Unless otherwise provided pursuant to Alternative Settlement Procedures, upon the transfer of the Subscriber’s Deliveries by the Issuer to the Subscriber (or its nominee in accordance with its delivery instructions), the Issuer shall, or shall cause the escrow agent for the Escrow Account to, on the Closing Date, release the Purchase Price from the Escrow Account to the Issuer. In the event the closing of the Transactions does not occur within two (2) business days of the Closing Date specified in the Closing Notice, unless otherwise agreed by the Issuer and the Subscriber, the Issuer shall, or shall cause the escrow agent for the Escrow Account to, promptly (but not later than two (2) business days thereafter) return the Purchase Price to Subscriber by wire transfer of U.S. dollars in immediately available funds to the account specified by Subscriber, and any book entries or share certificates shall be deemed cancelled.

 

(b) The Closing shall be subject to the satisfaction, or valid waiver by each of the parties hereto, of the conditions that, on the Closing Date:

 

(i) solely with respect to Subscriber, the representations and warranties made by the Issuer (other than the representations and warranties set forth in Section 3(b), Section 3(c) and Section 3(h)) in this Subscription Agreement shall be true and correct in all material respects 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 date, and other than those representations and warranties that are qualified as to materiality or Material Adverse Effect (as defined below), which shall be true and correct in all respects as of the Closing Date), after giving effect to the consummation of the Transactions, and the representations and warranties made by the Issuer set forth in Section 3(b), Section 3(c) and Section 3(h) shall be true and correct in all respects 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 respects as of such date), in each case without giving effect to the consummation of the Transactions;

 

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(ii) solely with respect to the Issuer, the representations and warranties made by the Subscriber in this Subscription Agreement shall be true and correct in all material respects 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 date, and other than those representations and warranties that are qualified as to materiality or Material Adverse Effect, which shall be true and correct in all respects as of the Closing Date), in each case without giving effect to the consummation of the Transactions;

 

(iii) solely with respect to the Issuer, Subscriber shall have delivered the Purchase Price in compliance with the terms of this Subscription Agreement;

 

(iv) no governmental authority having applicable jurisdiction shall have enacted, issued, promulgated, enforced or entered any material judgment, order, law, rule or regulation (whether temporary, preliminary or permanent) which is then in effect and has the effect of restraining, enjoining or otherwise prohibiting or making illegal the consummation of the transactions contemplated by this Subscription Agreement;

 

(v) no suspension of the qualification of the Class A Shares for offering or sale or trading in any applicable jurisdiction, no suspension or removal from listing of the Acquired Shares on The Nasdaq Capital Market (“Nasdaq”) and no initiation or threatening of any proceedings for any of such purposes or delisting, shall have occurred;

 

(vi) the Issuer’s stockholders shall have approved the issuance of the Acquired Shares and Other Acquired Shares as and if required by Nasdaq rules;

 

(vii) solely with respect to Subscriber, the Issuer shall have filed with Nasdaq a true and complete Notification Form: Listing of Additional Shares covering the Acquired Shares and Other Acquired Shares;

 

(viii) all conditions precedent to the closing of the Transactions set forth in the Business Combination Agreement, shall have been satisfied or waived (as determined by the Business Combination Agreement and related documentation)(other than those conditions that may only be satisfied at the closing of the Transactions, but subject to satisfaction or waiver by such party of such conditions as of the closing of the Transactions), and the closing of the Transactions shall be scheduled to occur substantially concurrently with or immediately following the Closing; and

 

(ix) solely with respect to the Subscriber, there shall have been no amendment, waiver or modification to the Other Subscription Agreements that materially benefits any Other Subscriber thereunder unless the Subscriber has been offered substantially the same benefits.

 

(c) In addition to the conditions set forth in Section 2(b), the obligation of Subscriber to consummate the Closing shall be subject to the satisfaction or valid waiver by Subscriber of the additional conditions that, on the Closing Date:

 

(i) the Issuer shall have performed, satisfied and complied in all material respects with the covenants, agreements and conditions required by this Subscription Agreement to be performed, satisfied or complied with by the Issuer at or prior to the Closing, except where the failure of such performance or compliance would not reasonably be expected to prevent, materially delay, or materially impair the ability of the Issuer to consummate the Closing;

 

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(ii) since the date of this Subscription Agreement and as of the Closing Date, there has been no Company Material Adverse Effect (as such term is defined in the Business Combination Agreement)

 

(iii) except to the extent consented to in writing by Subscriber, the Business Combination Agreement (as filed with the Commission on or immediately following the date hereof) shall not have been amended, modified, supplemented or waived in a manner that would reasonably be expected to materially and adversely affect the economic benefits that Subscriber would reasonably expect to receive under this Subscription Agreement; and

 

(d) Upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in this Subscription Agreement, Subscriber and the Issuer shall use commercially reasonable efforts to take, or cause to be taken, all actions, and to do, or cause to be done, and to reasonably assist and cooperate with the other party hereto in doing, all things reasonably necessary, proper or advisable under applicable legal requirements to consummate and make effective, in the most expeditious manner practicable, the transactions contemplated by this Subscription Agreement.

 

3. Issuer Representations and Warranties. The Issuer represents and warrants to the Subscriber that:

 

(a) The Issuer has been duly incorporated and is validly existing as a corporation in good standing under the laws of the State of Delaware, with corporate power and authority to own, lease and operate its properties and conduct its business as presently conducted and to enter into, deliver and perform its obligations under this Subscription Agreement.

 

(b) The Acquired Shares have been duly authorized by the Issuer and, when issued and delivered to Subscriber against full payment for the Acquired Shares in accordance with the terms of this Subscription Agreement, the Acquired Shares will be validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable, free and clear of all liens or other restrictions except as otherwise stated herein and will not have been issued in violation of or subject to any preemptive or similar rights created under the Issuer’s certificate of incorporation and bylaws (each, as amended concurrently with the Closing) or under the laws of the State of Delaware or otherwise.

 

(c) This Subscription Agreement, the Business Combination Agreement and the Other Subscription Agreements (collectively, the “Transaction Documents”) have been duly authorized, executed and delivered by the Issuer and, assuming that the Transaction Documents have been duly authorized, executed and delivered by the other parties thereto, are valid and binding obligations of the Issuer, and are enforceable against it in accordance with their terms, except as may be limited or otherwise affected by (i) bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, fraudulent conveyance, moratorium or other laws relating to or affecting the rights of creditors generally, and (ii) principles of equity, whether considered at law or equity.

 

(d) The execution, delivery and performance of this Subscription Agreement and the other Transaction Documents, including the issuance and sale of the Acquired Shares and the consummation of the Transactions and other transactions contemplated hereby and thereby, will not conflict with or result in a breach or violation of any of the terms or provisions of, or constitute a default under, or result in the creation or imposition of any lien, charge or encumbrance upon any of the property or assets of the Issuer pursuant to the terms of (i) any indenture, mortgage, deed of trust, loan agreement, lease, license or other agreement or instrument to which the Issuer is a party or by which the Issuer is bound or to which any of the property or assets of the Issuer is subject; (ii) the organizational documents of the Issuer; or (iii) any statute or any judgment, order, rule or regulation of any court or governmental agency, taxing authority or regulatory body, domestic or foreign, having jurisdiction over the Issuer or any of its properties, that, in the case of clause (i) or (iii), would reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. For purposes of this Subscription Agreement, a “Material Adverse Effect” means an event, change, development, occurrence, condition or effect with respect to the Issuer and its subsidiaries, taken together as a whole (on a consolidated basis), that, individually or in the aggregate, would reasonably be expected to have a material adverse effect on the business, properties, financial condition, stockholders’ equity or results of operations of the Issuer or Target or their respective subsidiaries individually or taken as a whole and including the combined company after giving effect to the Transactions, or materially affects the Issuer’s ability to consummate the (i) transactions contemplated hereby, including the issuance and sale of the Acquired Shares or (ii) the Transactions.

 

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(e) There are no securities or instruments issued by or to which the Issuer is a party containing anti-dilution or similar provisions that will be triggered by the issuance of (i) the Acquired Shares, (ii) the shares to be issued pursuant to any Other Subscription Agreement or (iii) the shares to be issued pursuant to the Transactions, in each case, that have not been or will not be validly waived on or prior to the Closing Date, including such provisions in the Issuer’s Class B common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Class B Shares”), pursuant to the terms of the Issuer’s certificate of incorporation.

 

(f) The Issuer is not in default or violation (and no event has occurred which, with notice or the lapse of time or both, would constitute a default or violation) of any term, condition or provision of (i) the organizational documents of the Issuer, (ii) any loan or credit agreement, guarantee, note, bond, mortgage, indenture, lease or other agreement, permit, franchise or license to which, as of the date of this Subscription Agreement, the Issuer is a party or by which the Issuer’s properties or assets are bound or (iii) any statute or any judgment, order, rule or regulation of any court or governmental agency, taxing authority or regulatory body, domestic or foreign, having jurisdiction over the Issuer or any of its properties, except, in the case of clauses (ii) and (iii), for defaults or violations that have not had and would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect.

 

(g) The Issuer is not required to obtain any consent, waiver, authorization or order of, give any notice to, or make any filing or registration with, any court or other federal, state, local or other governmental authority, self-regulatory organization or other person in connection with the execution, delivery and performance by the Issuer of this Subscription Agreement or the Transactions (including, without limitation, the issuance of the Acquired Shares), other than (i) the filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) of the Registration Statement (as defined below), (ii) filings required by applicable state securities laws, (iii) the filing of notification under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, if applicable; (iv) those required by Nasdaq, including with respect to obtaining approval of the Issuer’s stockholders; (v) those that will be obtained on or prior to the Closing, (vi) any filing, the failure of which to obtain would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect; (vii) as set forth in the Business Combination Agreement; and (viii) the filing of a Notice of Exempt Offering of Securities on Form D with the Commission under Regulation D of the Securities Act.

 

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(h) As of the date of this Subscription Agreement and as of immediately prior to the Closing Date, the authorized capital stock of the Issuer consists of (i) 1,000,000 shares of preferred stock, par value $0.0001 per share (“Preferred Stock”) and (ii) 400,000,000 shares of common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Common Stock”), including (1) 380,000,000 Class A Shares and (2) 20,000,000 Class B Shares. As of the date of this Subscription Agreement, (i) no shares of Preferred Stock are issued and outstanding, (ii) 44,275,000 Class A Shares are issued and outstanding, (iii) 11,068,750 Class B Shares are issued and outstanding and (iv) 14,758,333 redeemable warrants and 7,236,667 private placement warrants are outstanding. All (i) issued and outstanding Class A Shares and Class B Shares have been duly authorized and validly issued, are fully paid and are non-assessable and are not subject to and were not issued in violation of any preemptive rights and (ii) outstanding warrants have been duly authorized and validly issued, are fully paid and are not subject to and were not issued in violation of any preemptive rights. Except as set forth above and pursuant to the Other Subscription Agreements and the Business Combination Agreement, there are no outstanding options, warrants or other rights to subscribe for, purchase or acquire from the Issuer any shares of Common Stock or other equity interests in the Issuer, or securities convertible into or exchangeable or exercisable for such equity interests. As of the date hereof, other than Merger Sub, the Issuer has no subsidiaries and does not own, directly or indirectly, interests or investments (whether equity or debt) in any person, whether incorporated or unincorporated. There are no stockholder agreements, voting trusts or other agreements or understandings to which the Issuer is a party or by which it is bound relating to the voting of any securities of the Issuer, other than (i) as set forth in the SEC Reports and (ii) as contemplated by the Business Combination Agreement. Except as disclosed in the SEC Reports, as of the date hereof, the Issuer had no outstanding indebtedness and will not have any outstanding long-term indebtedness as of the Closing Date.

 

(i) The Issuer is in compliance with all applicable laws and has not received any written communication from a governmental entity that alleges that the Issuer is not in compliance with or is in default or violation of any applicable law, except where such non-compliance, default or violation would not, individually or in the aggregate, be reasonably likely to be material.

 

(j) The issued and outstanding Class A Shares are registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), and are listed for trading on Nasdaq under the symbol “CMLF” (it being understood that the trading symbol will be changed in connection with the Transaction). There is no suit, action, proceeding or investigation pending or, to the knowledge of the Issuer, threatened against the Issuer by Nasdaq or the Commission with respect to any intention by such entity to deregister the Class A Shares or prohibit or terminate the listing of the Class A Shares on Nasdaq, excluding, for the purposes of clarity, the customary ongoing review by Nasdaq of the Issuer’s continued listing application in connection with the Transactions. The Issuer has taken no action that is designed to terminate or is reasonably expected to result in the termination of the registration of the Class A Shares under the Exchange Act or the listing of the Class A Shares on Nasdaq and is in compliance in all material respects with the listing requirements of Nasdaq.

 

(k) Assuming the accuracy of Subscriber’s representations and warranties set forth in Section 4 of this Subscription Agreement and each of the Other Subscription Agreements of the Other Subscribers under their respective Other Subscription Agreement, no registration under the Securities Act is required for the offer and sale of the Acquired Shares or the Other Acquired Shares by the Issuer to Subscriber and to the Other Subscribers, as appropriate, in the manner contemplated by this Subscription Agreement and the Other Subscription Agreements. The Acquired Shares and the Other Acquired Shares (i) were not offered by any form of general solicitation or general advertising and (ii) are not being offered in a manner involving a public offering under, or in a distribution in violation of, the Securities Act, or any state securities laws.

 

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(l) Each report, statement and form (including exhibits and other information incorporated therein) filed by the Issuer with the Commission under Sections 13(a), 14(a) or 15(d) of the Exchange Act or filed pursuant to the Securities Act since its initial registration of the Class A Shares (the “SEC Reports”) when filed complied in all material respects with the requirements of the Securities Act and the Exchange Act and the rules and regulations of the Commission promulgated thereunder. None of the SEC Reports filed under the Exchange Act (except to the extent that information contained in any SEC Report has been superseded by a later timely filed SEC Report) contained, when filed, any untrue statement of a material fact or omitted to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein not misleading, in the case of any SEC Report that is a registration statement, or included, when filed, any untrue statement of a material fact or omitted to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statements therein, in light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading, in the case of all other SEC Reports; provided, that, with respect to the proxy statement to be filed by the Issuer with respect to the Transactions included in any SEC Report or filed as an exhibit thereto, the representation and warranty in this sentence is made to the Issuer’s knowledge. The Issuer has timely filed each SEC Report that the Issuer was required to file with the Commission since its inception. There are no material outstanding or unresolved comments in comment letters from the Commission staff with respect to any of the Issuer’s SEC Reports. In addition, the Issuer has made available to Subscriber (including via the Commission’s EDGAR system) a copy of the SEC Reports since its initial registration of the Class A Shares with the Commission. Each of the financial statements (including, in each case, any notes thereto) contained in the SEC Reports was prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles applied on a consistent basis throughout the periods indicated (except as may be indicated in the notes thereto or, in the case of unaudited statements, as permitted by Form 10-Q of the Commission), each complied in all material respects with the rules and regulations of the Commission with respect thereto as in effect at the time of filing and each fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial position, results of operations and cash flows of the Issuer as at the respective dates thereof and for the respective periods indicated therein.

 

(m) Except for such matters as have not had and would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect, there is no (i) investigation, action, suit, claim or other proceeding, in each case by or before any governmental authority pending, or, to the knowledge of the Issuer, threatened against the Issuer or Target or (ii) judgment, decree, injunction, ruling or order of any governmental entity outstanding against the Issuer or Target.

 

(n) Except for placement fees payable to the Placement Agent (as defined below), the Issuer has not paid, and is not obligated to pay, any brokerage, finder’s or other fee or commission in connection with its issuance and sale of the Acquired Shares, including, for the avoidance of doubt, any fee or commission payable to any stockholder or affiliate of the Issuer and such relationships shall not have any liability on the Subscriber. The Issuer is solely responsible for the payment of any fees, costs, expenses and commissions of the Placement Agent.

 

(o) Except as provided in this Subscription Agreement and the Other Subscription Agreements, none of the Issuer, its subsidiaries or any of their affiliates, nor any person acting on their behalf has, directly or indirectly, made any offers or sales of any security or solicited any offers to buy any security, under circumstances that would require registration of the issuance of any of the Acquired Shares under the Securities Act, whether through integration with prior offerings pursuant to Rule 502(a) of the Securities Act or otherwise.

 

(p) Neither the Issuer nor any of its subsidiaries has taken any steps to seek protection pursuant to any law or statute relating to bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, liquidation, administration or winding up or failed to pay its debts when due, nor does the Issuer or any subsidiary have any knowledge or reason to believe that any of their respective creditors intend to initiate involuntary bankruptcy proceedings or seek to commence an administration.  

 

(q) The Issuer has not entered into any side letter or similar agreement with any Other Subscriber relating to such Other Subscriber’s purchase of its respective Other Acquired Shares other than the Other Subscription Agreements, the Registration Rights Agreement to the extent that a Subscriber is party thereto, or any side letter or similar agreement unrelated to such Other Acquired Shares or whose terms are not materially more advantageous to such Other Subscriber than the Subscriber hereunder. The Other Subscription Agreements (and any amendments thereto) reflect the same Per Share Price and other material terms with respect to the purchase of the Other Acquired Shares that are no more favorable to such Other Subscriber thereunder than the terms of this Subscription Agreement other than terms particular to the regulatory requirements of such subscriber or its affiliates or related funds.

 

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(r) The Issuer is not, and immediately after receipt of payment for the Acquired Shares, and consummation of the Transactions, will not be, an “investment company” within the meaning of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended.

 

(s) There has been no action taken by the Issuer, or, to the knowledge of the Issuer, any officer, director, equityholder, manager, employee, agent or representative of the Issuer, in each case, acting on behalf of the Issuer, in violation of any applicable Anti-Corruption Laws (as herein defined), (i) the Issuer has not been convicted of violating any Anti-Corruption Laws or subjected to any investigation by a governmental authority for violation of any applicable Anti-Corruption Laws, (ii) the Issuer has not conducted or initiated any internal investigation or made a voluntary, directed, or involuntary disclosure to any governmental authority regarding any alleged act or omission arising under or relating to any noncompliance with any Anti-Corruption Laws and (iii) the Issuer has not received any written notice or citation from a governmental authority for any actual or potential noncompliance with any applicable Anti-Corruption Laws. As used herein, “Anti-Corruption Laws” means any applicable laws relating to corruption and bribery, including the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 (as amended), the UK Bribery Act 2010, and any similar law that prohibits bribery or corruption.

 

(t) The Class A Shares are eligible for clearing through The Depository Trust Company (the “DTC”), through its Deposit/Withdrawal At Custodian (DWAC) system, and the Issuer is eligible and participating in the Direct Registration System (DRS) of DTC with respect to the Class A Shares. The Transfer Agent is a participant in DTC’s Fast Automated Securities Transfer Program.

 

(u) The Issuer acknowledges that there have been no, and in issuing the Acquired Shares the Issuer is not relying on any, representations, warranties, covenants and agreements made to the Issuer by Subscriber, any of its officers, directors or representatives or any other person or entity, expressly or by implication, other than those representations, warranties, covenants and agreements expressly stated in this Subscription Agreement.

 

(v) Following the Closing, the Acquired Shares will not be subject to any Transfer Restriction. The term “Transfer Restriction” means any condition to or restriction on the ability of Subscriber to pledge, sell, assign or otherwise transfer the Acquired Shares under any organizational document or agreement of, by or with the Issuer, but excluding the restrictions on transfer described in Section 4(f) hereof with respect to the status of the Acquired Shares as “restricted securities” pending their registration for resale under the Securities Act in accordance with the terms of this Subscription Agreement or the Registration Rights Agreement.

 

4. Subscriber Representations and Warranties. Subscriber represents and warrants that:

 

(a) If Subscriber is not an individual, Subscriber has been duly formed or incorporated and is validly existing and in good standing under the laws of its jurisdiction of incorporation or formation, with power and authority to enter into, deliver and perform its obligations under this Subscription Agreement. If Subscriber is an individual, Subscriber has the authority to enter into, deliver and perform its obligations under this Subscription Agreement.

 

(b) This Subscription Agreement has been duly authorized, executed and delivered by Subscriber and, assuming that this Subscription Agreement has been duly authorized, executed and delivered by the Issuer, this Subscription Agreement is the valid and binding obligation of Subscriber, enforceable against Subscriber in accordance with its terms, except as may be limited or otherwise affected by (i) bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, fraudulent conveyance, moratorium or other laws relating to or affecting the rights of creditors generally, and (ii) principles of equity, whether considered at law or equity.

 

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(c) The execution, delivery and performance by Subscriber of this Subscription Agreement, including the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby, have been duly authorized and approved by all necessary action. Subscriber acknowledges that Subscriber shall be responsible for any of Subscriber’s tax liabilities that may arise as a result of the transactions contemplated by this Subscription Agreement, and that neither the Issuer nor Target nor any of their respective affiliates, have provided any tax advice or any other representation or guarantee, whether written or oral, regarding the tax consequences of the transactions contemplated by this Subscription Agreement.

 

(d) The execution, delivery and performance by Subscriber of this Subscription Agreement, including the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby will not conflict with or result in a breach or violation of any of the terms or provisions of, or constitute a default under, or result in the creation or imposition of any lien, charge or encumbrance upon any of the property or assets of Subscriber or any of its subsidiaries pursuant to the terms of (i) any indenture, mortgage, deed of trust, loan agreement, lease, license or other agreement or instrument to which Subscriber or any of its subsidiaries is a party or by which Subscriber or any of its subsidiaries is bound or to which any of the property or assets of Subscriber or any of its subsidiaries is subject; (ii) Subscriber’s organizational documents or under any law, rule, regulation, agreement or other obligation by which Subscriber is bound; and (iii) any statute or any judgment, order, rule or regulation of any court or governmental agency or body, domestic or foreign, having jurisdiction over Subscriber or any of its subsidiaries or any of their respective properties, that, in the case of clauses (i) and (iii), would reasonably be expected to have a material adverse effect on the legal authority or ability of Subscriber to perform in any material respects its obligations hereunder.

 

(e) Subscriber (i) is a “qualified institutional buyer” (as defined in Rule 144A under the Securities Act) or an institutional “accredited investor” (within the meaning of Rule 501(a) under the Securities Act) satisfying the applicable requirements set forth on Schedule A, (ii) is acquiring the Acquired Shares only for its own account and not for the account of others, or if Subscriber is a “qualified institutional buyer” and is subscribing for the Acquired Shares as a fiduciary or agent for one or more investor accounts, each owner of such account is a “qualified institutional buyer” and Subscriber has full investment discretion with respect to each such account, and the full power and authority to make the acknowledgements, representations and agreements herein on behalf of each owner of each such account, and (iii) is not acquiring the Acquired Shares with a view to, or for offer or sale in connection with, any distribution thereof in violation of the Securities Act or any other securities laws of the United States or any other jurisdiction (and shall provide the requested information on Schedule A following the signature page hereto). Subscriber is not an entity formed for the specific purpose of acquiring the Acquired Shares, unless such newly formed entity is an entity in which all of the equity owners are “accredited investors” (within the meaning of Rule 501(a) under the Securities Act).

 

(f) Subscriber understands that the Acquired Shares are being offered in a transaction not involving any public offering within the meaning of the Securities Act and that the Acquired Shares have not been registered under the Securities Act or any other securities laws of the United States or any other jurisdiction. Subscriber understands that it is acquiring its entire beneficial ownership interest in the Acquired Shares for Subscriber’s own account for investment purposes only and not with a view to any distribution of the Acquired Shares in any manner that would violate the securities laws of the United States or any other jurisdiction. Subscriber understands that the Acquired Shares may not be resold, transferred, pledged or otherwise disposed of by Subscriber absent an effective registration statement under the Securities Act, except (i) to the Issuer or a subsidiary thereof, (ii) pursuant to offers and sales that occur in an “offshore transaction” within the meaning of Regulation S under the Securities Act, (iii) pursuant to Rule 144 under the Securities Act, provided that all of the applicable conditions thereof (including those set out in Rule 144(i) which are applicable to the Issuer) have been met, or (iv) pursuant to another applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act, including pursuant to a private sale effected under Section 4(a)(7) of the Securities Act or applicable formal or informal Commission interpretation or guidance, such as a so-called “4(a)(1) and a half” sale, and that any certificates or book-entry records representing the Acquired Shares shall contain a legend to such effect, which legend shall be subject to removal as set forth herein and in the Amended and Restated Registration Rights Agreement, dated the date hereof, by and among the Issuer and other parties thereto (the “Registration Rights Agreement”) to the extent that Subscriber is party to the Registration Rights Agreement, in which case, notwithstanding anything else contained herein to the contrary, Section 5 and 8(c) hereof shall not apply and not be effective with respect to such Subscriber. Subscriber understands and agrees that the Acquired Shares will be subject to the foregoing restrictions and, as a result, Subscriber may not be able to readily resell the Acquired Shares and may be required to bear the financial risk of an investment in the Acquired Shares for an indefinite period of time. Subscriber understands that it has been advised to consult legal counsel prior to making any offer, resale, pledge or transfer of any of the Acquired Shares. By making the representations herein, Subscriber does not agree to hold any of the Acquired Shares for any minimum or other specific term and reserves the right to assign, transfer or otherwise dispose of any of the Acquired Shares at any time in accordance with or pursuant to a registration statement or an exemption under the Securities Act.

 

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(g) Subscriber understands and agrees that Subscriber is purchasing the Acquired Shares directly from the Issuer. Subscriber further acknowledges that there have been no, and in purchasing the Acquired Shares Subscriber is not relying on any, representations, warranties, covenants and agreements made to Subscriber by the Issuer, any of its officers, directors or representatives or any other person or entity, expressly or by implication, other than those representations, warranties, covenants and agreements expressly stated in this Subscription Agreement.

 

(h) To the extent applicable to it, Subscriber represents and warrants that its acquisition and holding of the Acquired Shares will not constitute or result in a non-exempt prohibited transaction under section 406 of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended, section 4975 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”), or any applicable similar law.

 

(i) In making its decision to purchase the Acquired Shares, Subscriber represents that it has conducted and completed its own independent due diligence and has independently made its own analysis and decision with respect to the Subscription. Subscriber further represents that, except for the representations, warranties, covenants and agreements made by Issuer herein, it is relying exclusively on its own sources of information, investment analysis and due diligence (including professional advice Subscriber deems appropriate) with respect to the Subscription, the Acquired Shares and the business, condition (financial and otherwise), management, operations, properties and prospects of the Issuer, including but not limited to all business, legal, regulatory, accounting, credit and tax matters. Subscriber acknowledges and agrees that it has received, reviewed and understood the offering materials made available to it in connection with the Subscription and such other information as Subscriber deems necessary in order to make an investment decision with respect to the Acquired Shares, including with respect to the Issuer, Target and the Transactions. Subscriber represents and agrees that Subscriber and Subscriber’s professional advisor(s), if any, have had the full opportunity to ask such questions, receive such answers and obtain such information from the Issuer directly as Subscriber and such Subscriber’s professional advisor(s), if any, have deemed necessary to make an investment decision with respect to the Acquired Shares. However, neither any such inquiries, nor any due diligence investigation conducted by Subscriber or any of Subscriber’s professional advisors nor anything else contained herein, shall modify, limit or otherwise affect Subscriber’s right to rely on the Issuer’s representations, warranties, covenants and agreements contained in this Subscription Agreement. Subscriber acknowledges that it is not relying upon, and has not relied upon, any statement, representation or warranty made by any person, firm or corporation (including, without limitation, the Issuer, Target, the Placement Agent, any of their respective affiliates or any control persons, officers, directors, employees, agents or representatives of any of the foregoing), other than the representations and warranties of the Issuer contained in Section 3 of this Subscription Agreement, in making its investment or decision to invest in the Issuer.

 

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(j) Subscriber became aware of this offering of the Acquired Shares solely by means of direct contact between Subscriber and the Issuer or by means of contact from Jefferies LLC acting as placement agent for the Issuer (the “Placement Agent”), and the Acquired Shares were offered to Subscriber solely by direct contact between Subscriber and the Issuer or by contact between Subscriber and one or more Placement Agent. Subscriber did not become aware of this offering of the Acquired Shares, nor were the Acquired Shares offered to Subscriber, by any other means.

 

(k) Subscriber acknowledges and agrees that the Placement Agent is acting solely as the placement agent in connection with the Subscription and is not acting as underwriters or in any other capacity and is not and shall not be construed as a fiduciary for Subscriber, the Issuer or any other person or entity in connection with the Subscription.

 

(l) Subscriber acknowledges that it is aware that there are substantial risks incident to the purchase and ownership of the Acquired Shares, including those set forth in the SEC Reports. Subscriber has such knowledge and experience in financial, business and private equity matters as to be capable of evaluating the merits and risks of an investment, both in general and with regard to transactions and investment strategies involving a security or securities, including Subscriber’s investment in the Acquired Shares, and Subscriber has sought such accounting, legal and tax advice as Subscriber has considered necessary to make an informed investment decision.

 

(m) Subscriber represents and acknowledges that, alone, or together with any professional advisor(s), Subscriber has adequately analyzed and fully considered the risks of an investment in the Acquired Shares and determined that the Acquired Shares are a suitable investment for Subscriber and that Subscriber is able at this time and in the foreseeable future to bear the economic risk of a total loss of Subscriber’s investment in the Issuer. Subscriber acknowledges specifically that a possibility of total loss exists.

 

(n) Subscriber understands and agrees that no federal or state agency has passed upon or endorsed the merits of the offering of the Acquired Shares or made any findings or determination as to the fairness of this investment.

 

(o) Subscriber represents and warrants that Subscriber is not (i) a person or entity named on the List of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons, the Executive Order 13599 List, the Foreign Sanctions Evaders List, or the Sectoral Sanctions Identification List, each of which is administered by the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) (collectively, “OFAC Lists”) (ii) owned or controlled by, or acting on behalf of, a person, that is named on an OFAC List; (iii) organized, incorporated, established, located, resident or born in, or a citizen, national, or the government, including any political subdivision, agency, or instrumentality thereof, of, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria, the Crimea region of Ukraine, or any other country or territory embargoed or subject to substantial trade restrictions by the United States, (iv) a Designated National as defined in the Cuban Assets Control Regulations, 31 C.F.R. Part 515, or (v) a non-U.S. shell bank or providing banking services indirectly to a non-U.S. shell bank. Subscriber agrees to provide law enforcement agencies, if requested thereby, such records as required by applicable law, provided that Subscriber is permitted to do so under applicable law. Subscriber represents that if it is a financial institution subject to the Bank Secrecy Act (31 U.S.C. section 5311 et seq.) (the “BSA”), as amended by the USA PATRIOT Act of 2001 (the “PATRIOT Act”), and its implementing regulations (collectively, the “BSA/PATRIOT Act”), Subscriber maintains policies and procedures reasonably designed to comply with applicable obligations under the BSA/PATRIOT Act. Subscriber also represents that, to the extent required, it maintains policies and procedures reasonably designed to ensure compliance with OFAC-administered sanctions programs, including for the screening of its investors against the OFAC Lists. Subscriber further represents and warrants that, to the extent required, it maintains policies and procedures reasonably designed to ensure that the funds held by Subscriber and used to purchase the Acquired Shares were legally derived.

 

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(p) If Subscriber is or is acting on behalf of (i) an employee benefit plan that is subject to Title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended (“ERISA”), (ii) a plan, an individual retirement account or other arrangement that is subject to Section 4975 of the Code, (iii) an entity whose underlying assets are considered to include "plan assets" of any such plan, account or arrangement described in clauses (i) and (ii) (each, an "ERISA Plan"), or (iv) an employee benefit plan that is a governmental plan (as defined in Section 3(32) of ERISA), a church plan (as defined in Section 3(33) of ERISA), a non-U.S. plan (as described in Section 4(b)(4) of ERISA) or other plan that is not subject to the foregoing clauses (i), (ii) or (iii) but may be subject to provisions under any other federal, state, local, non-U.S. or other laws or regulations that are similar to such provisions of ERISA or the Code (collectively, "Similar Laws," and together with ERISA Plans, "Plans"), then Subscriber represents and warrants that it has not relied on the Issuer or any of its affiliates (the ”Transaction Parties”) for investment advice or as the Plan’s fiduciary with respect to its decision to acquire and hold the Acquired Shares, and none of the Transaction Parties is or shall at any time be relied upon as the Plan’s fiduciary with respect to any decision to acquire and hold or transfer the Acquired Shares; and (B) its purchase of the Shares will not result in a non-exempt prohibited transaction under Section 406 of ERISA or Section 4975 of the Code, or any applicable Similar Law.

 

(q) At the Purchase Price Payment Date, Subscriber will have sufficient funds to pay the Purchase Price pursuant to Section 2(a).

 

5. Registration Rights.

 

(a) The Issuer agrees that, as soon as practicable, but in no event later than thirty (30) calendar days after the Closing Date (the “Filing Date”), the Issuer will file with the Commission (at the Issuer’s sole cost and expense) a registration statement registering the resale of the Acquired Shares (the “Registration Statement”), and the Issuer shall use its commercially reasonable efforts to cause the Registration Statement to be declared effective as soon as practicable after the filing thereof, but no later than the earlier of (i) the 60th calendar day (or 100th calendar day if the Commission notifies the Issuer that it will “review” the Registration Statement) following the Closing and (ii) the 10th business day after the date the Issuer is notified (orally or in writing, whichever is earlier) by the Commission that the Registration Statement will not be “reviewed” or will not be subject to further review (such earlier date, the “Effectiveness Date”); provided, however, that if the Commission is closed for operations due to a government shutdown, the Effectiveness Date shall be extended by the same amount of days that the Commission remains closed for operations, provided, further, that the Issuer’s obligations to include the Acquired Shares in the Registration Statement are contingent upon Subscriber furnishing in writing to the Issuer such information regarding Subscriber, the securities of the Issuer held by Subscriber, the intended method of disposition of the Acquired Shares (which shall be limited to non-underwritten public offerings) and such other information as shall be reasonably requested by the Issuer to effect the registration of the Acquired Shares, and Subscriber shall execute such documents in connection with such registration as the Issuer may reasonably request that are customary of a selling stockholder in similar situations, including providing that the Issuer shall be entitled to postpone and suspend the effectiveness or use of the Registration Statement during any customary blackout or similar period or as permitted hereunder; provided, however, under no circumstances shall Subscriber be required to sign any type of lock-up agreement. Any failure by the Issuer to file the Registration Statement by the Filing Date or to effect such Registration Statement by the Effectiveness Date shall not otherwise relieve the Issuer of its obligations to file or effect the Registration Statement as set forth above in this Section 5. The Issuer will provide a draft of the Registration Statement to the undersigned for review at least two (2) business days in advance of filing the Registration Statement. In no event shall the undersigned be identified as a statutory underwriter in the Registration Statement unless requested by the Commission; provided, that, if the Commission requests that the undersigned be identified as a statutory underwriter in the Registration Statement, the undersigned will have an opportunity to withdraw its Acquired Shares from the Registration Statement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the Commission prevents the Issuer from including any or all of the shares proposed to be registered under the Registration Statement due to limitations on the use of Rule 415 of the Securities Act for the resale of the Acquired Shares by the applicable stockholders or otherwise, such Registration Statement shall register for resale such number of Acquired Shares which is equal to the maximum number of Acquired Shares as is permitted by the Commission. In such event, the number of Acquired Shares to be registered for each selling shareholder named in the Registration Statement shall be reduced pro rata among all such selling shareholders. In the event the Issuer amends the Registration Statement in accordance with the foregoing, the Issuer will use its commercially reasonable efforts to file with the Commission, as promptly as allowed by the Commission, one or more registration statements to register the resale of those Registrable Securities (as defined below) that were not registered on the initial Registration Statement, as so amended. The Issuer will use its commercially reasonable efforts to maintain the continuous effectiveness of the Registration Statement until all such securities cease to be Registrable Securities (as defined below) or such shorter period upon which each undersigned party with Registrable Securities included in such Registration Statement have notified the Issuer that such Registrable Securities have actually been sold. The Issuer will provide all customary and commercially reasonable cooperation necessary to enable the undersigned to resell Registrable Securities pursuant to the Registration Statement or Rule 144 under the Securities Act (“Rule 144”), as applicable, qualify the Registrable Securities for listing on the primary stock exchange on which its Class A Shares are then listed, update or amend the Registration Statement as necessary to include Registrable Securities and provide customary notice to holders of Registrable Securities. “Registrable Securities” shall mean, as of any date of determination, the Acquired Shares and any other equity security of the Issuer issued or issuable with respect to the Acquired Shares by way of share split, dividend, distribution, recapitalization, merger, exchange, replacement or similar event or otherwise. As to any particular Registrable Securities, once issued, such securities shall cease to be Registrable Securities at the earliest of: (A) when the undersigned ceases to hold any Registrable Securities; (B) the date all Registrable Securities held by the undersigned may be sold without restriction under Rule 144, including without limitation, any volume and manner of sale restrictions which may be applicable to affiliates under Rule 144, and without the requirement for the Issuer to be in compliance with the current public information required under Rule 144 or (C) when they shall have ceased to be outstanding or three (3) years from the date of effectiveness of the Registration Statement.

 

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(b) In the case of the registration, qualification, exemption or compliance effected by the Issuer pursuant to this Subscription Agreement, the Issuer shall, upon reasonable request, inform Subscriber as to the status of such registration, qualification, exemption and compliance. At its expense the Issuer shall:

 

(i) except for such times as the Issuer is permitted hereunder to suspend the use of the prospectus forming part of a Registration Statement, use its commercially reasonable efforts to keep such registration, and any qualification, exemption or compliance under state securities laws which the Issuer determines to obtain, continuously effective with respect to Subscriber, and to keep the applicable Registration Statement or any subsequent shelf registration statement free of any material misstatements or omissions, for as long as Subscriber continues to hold Registrable Securities;

  

(ii) advise Subscriber, as promptly as practicable but in any event, within three (3) business days:

 

(1) when a Registration Statement or any amendment thereto has been filed with the Commission and when such Registration Statement or any post-effective amendment thereto has become effective;

 

(2) of the issuance by the Commission of any stop order suspending the effectiveness of any Registration Statement or the initiation of any proceedings for such purpose;

 

(3) of the receipt by the Issuer of any notification with respect to the suspension of the qualification of the Acquired Shares included therein for sale in any jurisdiction or the initiation or threatening of any proceeding for such purpose; and

 

(4) subject to the provisions in this Subscription Agreement, of the occurrence of any event that requires the making of any changes in any Registration Statement or prospectus included therein so that, as of such date, the statements therein are not misleading and do not omit to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein (and in the case of a prospectus, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made) not misleading.

 

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary set forth herein, the Issuer shall not, when so advising Subscriber of such events, provide Subscriber with any material, nonpublic information regarding the Issuer other than to the extent that providing notice to Subscriber of the occurrence of the events listed in (1) through (4) above may constitute material, nonpublic information regarding the Issuer;

 

(iii) use its commercially reasonable efforts to obtain the withdrawal of any order suspending the effectiveness of any Registration Statement as soon as reasonably practicable;

 

(iv) upon the occurrence of any event contemplated in Section 5(b)(ii)(4), except for such times as the Issuer is permitted hereunder to suspend, and has suspended, the use of a prospectus forming part of a Registration Statement, the Issuer shall use its commercially reasonable efforts to as soon as reasonably practicable prepare a post-effective amendment to such Registration Statement or a supplement to the related prospectus, or file any other required document so that, as thereafter delivered to purchasers of the Acquired Shares included therein, such prospectus will not include any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state any material fact necessary to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading;

 

(v) use its commercially reasonable efforts to cause all Acquired Shares to be listed on the primary securities exchange or market, if any, on which the Class A Shares issued by the Issuer have been listed;

 

(vi) allow Subscriber to review and consent to disclosure specifically regarding Subscriber in the Registration Statement on reasonable advance notice (which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld); and

 

(vii) use its commercially reasonable efforts to take all other steps reasonably necessary to effect the registration of the Acquired Shares contemplated hereby and, for so long as Subscriber holds Acquired Shares, to enable Subscriber to sell the Acquired Shares under Rule 144.

 

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(c) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Subscription Agreement, the Issuer shall be entitled to delay the filing or postpone the effectiveness of the Registration Statement, and from time to time to require Subscriber not to sell under the Registration Statement or to suspend the effectiveness thereof, if the negotiation or consummation of a transaction by the Issuer or its subsidiaries is pending or an event has occurred, which negotiation, consummation or event, the Issuer’s board of directors reasonably believes would require additional disclosure by the Issuer in the Registration Statement of material information that the Issuer has a bona fide business purpose for keeping confidential and the non-disclosure of which in the Registration Statement would be expected, in the reasonable determination of the Issuer’s board of directors would be expected to cause the Registration Statement to fail to comply with applicable disclosure requirements (each such circumstance, a “Suspension Event”); provided, however, that the Issuer may not delay or suspend the Registration Statement on more than two occasions or for more than forty five (45) consecutive calendar days, or more than ninety (90) total calendar days, in each case during any twelve (12)-month period. Upon receipt of any written notice from the Issuer of the happening of any Suspension Event during the period that the Registration Statement is effective or if as a result of a Suspension Event the Registration Statement or related prospectus contains any untrue statement of a material fact or omits to state any material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein, in light of the circumstances under which they were made (in the case of the prospectus) not misleading, Subscriber agrees that (i) it will immediately discontinue offers and sales of the Acquired Shares under the Registration Statement (excluding, for the avoidance of doubt, sales conducted pursuant to Rule 144) until Subscriber receives copies of a supplemental or amended prospectus (which the Issuer agrees to promptly prepare) that corrects the misstatement(s) or omission(s) referred to above and receives notice that any post-effective amendment has become effective or unless otherwise notified by the Issuer that it may resume such offers and sales, and (ii) it will maintain the confidentiality of any information included in such written notice delivered by the Issuer unless otherwise required by law or subpoena. If so directed by the Issuer, Subscriber will deliver to the Issuer or, in Subscriber’s sole discretion destroy, all copies of the prospectus covering the Acquired Shares in Subscriber’s possession; provided, however, that this obligation to deliver or destroy all copies of the prospectus covering the Acquired Shares shall not apply (i) to the extent Subscriber is required to retain a copy of such prospectus (a) in order to comply with applicable legal, regulatory, self-regulatory or professional requirements or (b) in accordance with a bona fide pre-existing document retention policy or (ii) to copies stored electronically on archival servers as a result of automatic data back-up.

 

(d) Subscriber may deliver written notice (an “Opt-Out Notice”) to the Issuer requesting that Subscriber not receive notices from the Issuer otherwise required by this Section 5; provided, however, that Subscriber may later revoke any such Opt-Out Notice in writing. Following receipt of an Opt-Out Notice from Subscriber (unless subsequently revoked), (i) the Issuer shall not deliver any such notices to Subscriber and Subscriber shall no longer be entitled to the rights associated with any such notice and (ii) each time prior to Subscriber’s intended use of an effective Registration Statement, Subscriber will notify the Issuer in writing at least two (2) business days in advance of such intended use, and if a notice of a Suspension Event was previously delivered (or would have been delivered but for the provisions of this Section 5(d)) and the related suspension period remains in effect, the Issuer will so notify Subscriber, within one (1) business day of Subscriber’s notification to the Issuer, by delivering to Subscriber a copy of such previous notice of Suspension Event, and thereafter will provide Subscriber with the related notice of the conclusion of such Suspension Event promptly following its availability.

 

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(e) Indemnification.

 

(i) The Issuer shall, notwithstanding the termination of this Subscription Agreement, indemnify and hold harmless, to the extent permitted by law, Subscriber, its directors, officers, employees, agents, trustees, partners, members, managers, stockholders, investment advisors and sub-advisors, each person who controls Subscriber (within the meaning of the Securities Act or the Exchange Act) and each affiliate of Subscriber (within the meaning of the Securities Act or the Exchange Act) from and against any and all losses, claims, damages, liabilities, costs and expenses (including, without limitation, any reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses incurred in connection with defending or investigating any such action or claim) (collectively, “Losses”) that arise out of or are caused by (A) any untrue or alleged untrue statement of material fact contained in any Registration Statement (or incorporated by reference therein), prospectus included in any Registration Statement (“Prospectus”) or preliminary Prospectus or any amendment thereof or supplement thereto or document incorporated by reference therein or any omission or alleged omission of a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein in light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading insofar as the same are caused by or contained in any information furnished in writing to the Issuer by or on behalf of such Subscriber expressly for use therein. The Issuer shall notify Subscriber promptly of the institution, threat or assertion (to the Issuer’s knowledge) of any proceeding arising from or in connection with the Transactions; provided, however, that the indemnification contained in this Section 5(e) shall not apply to amounts paid in settlement of any Losses if such settlement is effected without the consent of the Issuer (which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed), nor shall the Issuer be liable for any Losses to the extent they arise out of or are based upon a violation which occurs (A) in connection with any failure of such person to deliver or cause to be delivered a Prospectus made available by the Issuer in a timely manner or (B) in connection with any offers or sales effected by or on behalf of Subscriber in violation of this Agreement.

 

(ii) In connection with any Registration Statement in which Subscriber is participating, Subscriber shall furnish to the Issuer in writing such information as the Issuer reasonably requests for use in connection with any such Registration Statement or Prospectus. In connection with any Registration Statement in which Subscriber is participating, Subscriber agrees, severally and not jointly with any Other Subscriber or other investor that is a party to the Other Subscription Agreements, to indemnify and hold harmless, to the extent permitted by law, the Issuer, its directors and officers and agents and employees and each person or entity who controls the Issuer (within the meaning of Section 15 of the Securities Act) against any Losses, resulting from or arising out of any untrue or alleged untrue statement of material fact contained in the 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 light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading, but only to the extent that such untrue statement or omission is contained (or not contained in the case of an omission) in and are based on any information or affidavit so furnished in writing by or on behalf of Subscriber expressly for use therein; provided, however, that in no event shall the liability of Subscriber be greater in amount than the dollar amount of the net proceeds received by Subscriber from the sale of Acquired Shares pursuant to such Registration Statement giving rise to such indemnification obligation.

 

(iii) Any person entitled to indemnification herein shall (1) 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 prejudiced the indemnifying party) and (2) 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. An indemnifying party who 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 legal counsel to any indemnified party a conflict of interest exists 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.

 

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(iv) The indemnification provided under this Subscription 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, employee, agent, affiliate or controlling person of such indemnified party and shall survive the transfer of the Acquired Shares.

 

(v) If the indemnification provided under this Section 5(e) from the indemnifying party is unavailable or insufficient to hold harmless an indemnified party in respect of any Losses referred to herein, then the indemnifying party, in lieu of indemnifying the indemnified party, shall contribute to the amount paid or payable by the indemnified party as a result of such Losses 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 reference to, among other things, whether any action in question, including any untrue or alleged untrue statement of a material fact or omission or alleged omission to state a material fact, was made by (or not made by, in the case of an omission), or relates to information supplied by (or not supplied by, in the case of an omission), such indemnifying party or 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. 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 Sections 5(e)(i), 5(e)(ii), 5(e)(iii), any legal or other fees, charges or expenses reasonably incurred by such party in connection with any investigation or proceeding. 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 Section 5(e)(v) from any person who was not guilty of such fraudulent misrepresentation.

 

6. Termination. This Subscription Agreement shall terminate and be void and of no further force and effect (except for those provisions expressly contemplated to survive termination of this Subscription Agreement), and all rights and obligations of the parties hereunder shall terminate without any further liability on the part of any party in respect thereof (except with respect to those provisions expressly contemplated to survive termination of this Subscription Agreement), upon the earlier to occur of (a) such date and time as the Business Combination Agreement is terminated in accordance with its terms, (b) upon the mutual written agreement of each of the parties hereto to terminate this Subscription Agreement, (c) if any of the conditions to Closing set forth in Section 2 of this Subscription Agreement are not satisfied on or prior to the earlier of the Closing Date or November 9, 2021 (the “Outside Date”), or become incapable of being satisfied on or prior to the earlier of the Closing Date or the Outside Date, and, as a result thereof, the transactions contemplated by this Subscription Agreement are not consummated at the Closing, or (d) the Outside Date; provided, that nothing herein will relieve any party from liability for any willful breach hereof prior to the time of termination, and each party will be entitled to any remedies at law or in equity to recover Losses, liabilities or damages arising from such breach. The Issuer shall promptly notify Subscriber in writing (with email being sufficient) of the termination of the Business Combination Agreement. Upon the termination hereof, any monies paid by Subscriber to the Issuer in connection herewith shall promptly (and in any event within one (1) business day) be returned in full to Subscriber by wire transfer of U.S. dollars in immediately available funds to the account specified by Subscriber, without any deduction for or on account of any tax withholding, charges or set-off, whether or not the Transactions shall have been consummated.

 

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7. Additional Agreements and Waivers of Subscriber.

 

(a) Trust Account Waiver. Subscriber acknowledges that the Issuer is a blank check company with the powers and privileges to effect a merger, asset acquisition, reorganization or similar business combination involving the Issuer and one or more businesses or assets. Subscriber further acknowledges that, as described in the Issuer’s prospectus relating to its initial public offering dated September 1, 2020 (the “September 1, 2020 Prospectus”), available at sec.gov, substantially all of the Issuer’s assets consist of the cash proceeds of the Issuer’s initial public offering and private placements of its securities, and substantially all of those proceeds have been deposited in a trust account (the “Trust Account”) for the benefit of its public stockholders and the underwriters of its initial public offering. The cash in the Trust Account may be disbursed only for the purposes set forth in the September 1, 2020 Prospectus. For and in consideration of the Issuer entering into this Subscription Agreement, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, Subscriber hereby irrevocably waives any and all right, title and interest, or any claim of any kind they have or may have in the future as a result of, or arising out of, this Subscription Agreement, in or to any monies held in the Trust Account, and agrees not to seek recourse or make or bring any action, suit, claim or other proceeding against the Trust Account as a result of, or arising out of, this Subscription Agreement, the transactions contemplated hereby or the Acquired Shares, regardless of whether such claim arises based on contract, tort, equity or any other theory of legal liability; provided however, that nothing in this Section 5 shall be deemed to limit any Subscriber’s right, title, interest or claim to the Trust Account by virtue of such Subscriber’s record or beneficial ownership of securities of the Issuer acquired by any means other than pursuant to this Subscription Agreement, including but not limited to any redemption right with respect to any such securities of the Issuer. Subscriber acknowledges and agrees that it shall not have any redemption rights with respect to the Acquired Shares pursuant to the Issuer’s certificate of incorporation in connection with the Transactions or any other business combination, any subsequent liquidation of the Trust Account or the Issuer or otherwise. In the event Subscriber has any claim against the Issuer as a result of, or arising out of, this Subscription Agreement, the transactions contemplated hereby or the Acquired Shares, it shall pursue such claim solely against the Issuer and its assets outside the Trust Account and not against the Trust Account or any monies or other assets in the Trust Account. This paragraph shall survive any termination of this Subscription Agreement.

 

(b) No Hedging. Subscriber hereby agrees that neither it, nor any person or entity acting on its behalf or pursuant to any understanding with it, shall execute any short sales (as such term is defined in Regulation SHO under the Exchange Act, 17 CFR 242.200) or engage in other hedging transactions of any kind with respect to the Acquired Shares during the period from the date of this Subscription Agreement through the Closing (or such earlier termination of this Subscription Agreement). Notwithstanding anything to the contrary set forth herein, (i) nothing in this Section 7(b) shall prohibit any entities under common management or that share an investment advisor with the Subscriber that have no knowledge of this Subscription Agreement or of Subscriber’s participation in this transaction (including Subscriber’s controlled affiliates and/or affiliates) from entering into any short sales or engaging in other hedging transactions; and (ii) in the case of a Subscriber that is a multi-managed investment vehicle whereby separate portfolio managers manage separate portions of such Subscriber’s assets and the portfolio managers have no knowledge of the investment decisions made by the portfolio managers managing other portions of such Subscriber’s assets, this Section 7(b) shall only apply with respect to the portion of assets managed by the portfolio manager that made the investment decision to purchase the Subscription Amount covered by this Subscription Agreement. The Issuer acknowledges and agrees that, notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, the Acquired Shares may be pledged by Subscriber in connection with a bona fide margin agreement, provided that such pledge shall be (i) pursuant to an available exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act or (ii) pursuant to, and in accordance with, a registration statement that is effective under the Securities Act at the time of such pledge, and Subscriber effecting a pledge of the Acquired Shares shall not be required to provide the Issuer with any notice thereof; provided, however, that neither the Issuer nor its counsel shall be required to take any action (or refrain from taking any action) in connection with any such pledge, other than providing any such lender of such margin agreement with an acknowledgment that the Acquired Shares are not subject to any contractual lock up or prohibition on pledging, the form of such acknowledgment to be subject to review and comment by the Issuer in all respects.

 

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8. Issuer’s Covenants.

 

(a) Except as contemplated herein, the Issuer, its subsidiaries and their respective affiliates shall not, and shall cause any person acting on behalf of any of the foregoing to not, take any action or steps that would require registration of the issuance of any of the Acquired Shares under the Securities Act.

 

(b) With a view to making available to Subscriber the benefits of Rule 144 or any other similar rule or regulation of the Commission that may at any time permit Subscriber to sell securities of the Issuer to the public without registration, the Issuer agrees, for so long as Subscriber holds Registrable Securities to:

 

(i) make and keep public information available, as those terms are understood and defined in Rule 144;

 

(ii) file with the Commission in a timely manner all reports and other documents required of the Issuer under the Securities Act and the Exchange Act so long as the Issuer remains subject to such requirements and the filing of such reports and other documents is required for the applicable provisions of Rule 144; and

 

(iii) furnish to Subscriber so long as it owns Acquired Shares, promptly upon request, (x) a written statement by the Issuer, if true, that it has complied with the reporting requirements of Rule 144, the Securities Act and the Exchange Act, (y) a copy of the most recent annual or quarterly report of the Issuer and such other reports and documents so filed by the Issuer (public availability on the Commission’s EDGAR system (or successor system) being sufficient) and (z) such other information as may be reasonably requested to permit Subscriber to sell such securities pursuant to Rule 144 without registration.

 

(c) The Issuer shall use its commercially reasonable efforts to remove the legend described in Section 4(f) and to issue a certificate or a book entry record without such legend to the holder of the Acquired Shares upon which it is stamped or issue to such holder by electronic delivery at the applicable balance account at The Depository Trust Company (“DTC”), if (i) such Acquired Shares are registered for resale under the Securities Act, upon the sale thereof, if such holder provides customary paperwork in a form reasonably acceptable to the Issuer to the effect that it has sold such securities pursuant to an effective registration statement under the Securities Act and the plan of distribution set forth therein, provided that the Issuer shall use its commercially reasonable efforts to cause its legal counsel to deliver the necessary legal opinions, if any, to the transfer agent in connection therewith, (ii) in connection with a sale, assignment or other transfer, such holder provides the Issuer with an opinion of counsel and other customary paperwork, in a form reasonably acceptable to the Issuer, to the effect that such sale, assignment or transfer of the Acquired Shares may be made without registration under the applicable requirements of the Securities Act and such holder agrees to sell, assign or otherwise transfer such securities in accordance with such valid exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act, or (iii) the Acquired Shares can be sold, assigned or transferred without restriction or current public information requirements pursuant to Rule 144, including without limitation, any volume and manner of sale restrictions which may be applicable to affiliates under Rule 144 and any requirement for the Issuer to be in compliance with the current public information required under Rule 144(c) or Rule 144(i), as applicable, and in each case, the holder provides the Issuer with customary paperwork including an undertaking to effect that any sales or other transfers will occur in accordance with Rule 144. The Issuer shall be responsible for the fees of the Transfer Agent and all DTC fees associated with such issuance and Subscriber shall be responsible for all other fees and expenses (including, without limitation, any applicable broker fees, fees and disbursements of their legal counsel and any applicable transfer taxes).

 

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9. Miscellaneous.

 

(a) Each party hereto acknowledges that the other party hereto will rely on the acknowledgments, understandings, agreements, representations and warranties contained in this Subscription Agreement. Prior to the Closing, each party hereto agrees to promptly notify the other party hereto if any of the acknowledgments, understandings, agreements, representations and warranties set forth herein with respect to it are no longer accurate in all material respects. Subscriber further acknowledges and agrees that the Placement Agent is a third-party beneficiary of the representations and warranties of the Subscriber contained in this Subscription Agreement.

 

(b) Each of the Issuer and Subscriber is entitled to rely upon this Subscription Agreement and is irrevocably authorized to produce this Subscription Agreement or a copy hereof to any interested party in any administrative or legal proceeding or official inquiry with respect to the matters covered hereby. The Placement Agent, in its capacity as such, is entitled to rely upon the representations, warranties, agreements and covenants of the Issuer and the representations and warranties of the Subscriber in this Subscription Agreement.

 

(c) This Subscription Agreement may not be transferred or assigned without the prior written consent of each of the other parties hereto. Notwithstanding the foregoing, this Subscription Agreement and any of Subscriber’s rights and obligations hereunder may be assigned to one or more affiliates of the Subscriber or to any fund or account managed by the same investment manager or investment advisor as Subscriber or by an affiliate of such investment manager or investor advisor, without the prior consent of the Issuer, provided that such assignee(s) agrees in writing to be bound by the terms hereof. Upon such assignment by a Subscriber, the assignee(s) shall become Subscriber hereunder and have the rights and obligations provided for herein to the extent of such assignment; provided further that, no assignment shall relieve the assigning party of any of its obligations hereunder, including any assignment to any fund or account managed by the same investment manager or investment advisor as Subscriber or by an affiliate of such investment manager or investment advisor, unless consented to in writing by the Issuer (such consent not to be unreasonably conditioned, delayed or withheld).

 

(d) All the representations and warranties made by each party hereto in this Subscription Agreement shall survive the Closing. All covenants made by each party hereto in this Subscription Agreement required to be performed after the Closing shall expire upon performance.

 

(e) The Issuer may request from Subscriber such additional information as the Issuer may deem reasonably necessary to evaluate the eligibility of Subscriber to acquire the Acquired Shares, and Subscriber shall provide such information as may be reasonably requested, to the extent readily available and to the extent consistent with its internal policies and procedures; provided, that, the Issuer agrees to keep any such information provided by Subscriber confidential; provided, further, that upon recipient of such additional information, the Issuer shall be allowed to convey such information to the Placement Agent and such Placement Agent shall have agreed to keep the information confidential (with Subscriber being any express third party beneficiary of such agreement), except as may be required by applicable law, rule, regulation or in connection with any legal proceeding or regulatory request.

 

(f) This Subscription Agreement may not be amended, modified, waived or terminated except by an instrument in writing, signed by each of the parties hereto. This Subscription Agreement may not be waived except by an instrument in writing, signed by the party against whom enforcement of such waiver is sought.

 

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(g) This Subscription Agreement (including the schedule hereto) constitutes the entire agreement, and supersedes all other prior agreements, understandings, representations and warranties, both written and oral, among the parties, with respect to the subject matter hereof.

 

(h) Except as otherwise provided herein, this Subscription Agreement shall be binding upon, and inure to the benefit of the parties hereto and their heirs, executors, administrators, successors, legal representatives, and permitted assigns, and the agreements, representations, warranties, covenants and acknowledgments contained herein shall be deemed to be made by, and be binding upon, such heirs, executors, administrators, successors, legal representatives and permitted assigns.

 

(i) If any provision of this Subscription Agreement shall be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the validity, legality or enforceability of the remaining provisions of this Subscription Agreement shall not in any way be affected or impaired thereby and shall continue in full force and effect.

 

(j) This Subscription Agreement may be executed in two (2) or more counterparts (including by electronic means), all of which shall be considered one and the same agreement and shall become effective when signed by each of the parties and delivered to the other parties, it being understood that all parties need not sign the same counterpart.

 

(k) Each party shall pay all of its own expenses in connection with this Subscription Agreement and the transactions contemplated by this Subscription Agreement.

 

(l) The Issuer shall be solely responsible for the fees of the Placement Agent, Transfer Agent, the escrow agent, stamp taxes and all of DTC’s fees associated with the issuance of the Acquired Shares.

 

(m) Subscriber understands and agrees that (i) no disclosure or offering document has been prepared by the Placement Agent or any of its respective affiliates in connection with the offer and sale of the Acquired Shares; (ii) the Placement Agent and its respective directors, officers, employees, representatives and controlling persons has made no independent investigation with respect to the Issuer, Target, the Transactions or the Acquired Shares or the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of any information supplied to Subscriber by the Issuer; and (iii) in connection with the issue and purchase of the Acquired Shares, the Placement Agent has not acted as the Subscriber’s financial advisor, tax or fiduciary.

 

(n) Any notice or communication required or permitted hereunder shall be in writing and either delivered personally, emailed or telecopied, sent by overnight mail via a reputable overnight carrier, or sent by certified or registered mail, postage prepaid, and shall be deemed to be given and received (i) when so delivered personally, (ii) upon receipt of an appropriate electronic answerback or confirmation when so delivered by telecopy (to such number specified below or another numbe