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): July 22, 2021 (July 16, 2021)

 

CELULARITY INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware   001-38914   83-1702591
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
  (Commission File Number)   (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

 

170 Park Ave

Florham Park, New Jersey

  07932
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

 

(609) 235-1010

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

GX Acquisition Corp.

1325 Avenue of the Americas, 25th Floor

New York, New York 10019

(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 obligations of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

 

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
   
Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
   
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
   
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240-13e-4(c))

 

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

 

Title of each class   Trading symbol(s)   Name of each exchange on which registered
Class A Common Stock, $0.0001 par value per share   CELU   The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC
Warrants, each exercisable for one share of Class A Common Stock at an exercise price of $11.50 per share   CELUW   The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in 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

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTORY NOTE

 

This Current Report on Form 8-K is being filed to report matters under items 1.01, 2.01, 3.02, 3.03, 4.01, 5.01, 5.02, 5.03, 5.05, 5.06, 7.01, and 9.01 of Form 8-K. On July 16, 2021 (the “Closing Date”), Celularity Inc. (“Celularity” or the “Company”) (f/k/a GX Acquisition Corp. (“GX”)) consummated the previously announced merger (the “Closing”) pursuant to that certain Merger Agreement and Plan of Reorganization, dated January 8, 2021 (the “Merger Agreement”), by and among GX, Alpha First Merger Sub, Inc., a Delaware corporation and a direct, wholly owned subsidiary of GX (“First Merger Sub”), Celularity LLC (f/k/a Alpha Second Merger Sub LLC), a Delaware limited liability company and a direct, wholly owned subsidiary of GX (“Second Merger Sub”), and the entity formerly known as Celularity Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Legacy Celularity”).

 

Pursuant to the terms of the Merger Agreement, a business combination between GX and Legacy Celularity was effected through the (a) merger of First Merger Sub with and into Legacy Celularity with Legacy Celularity surviving as a wholly-owned subsidiary of GX (Legacy Celularity, in its capacity as the surviving corporation of the merger, the “Surviving Corporation”) (the “First Merger”) and (b) immediately following the First Merger and as part of the same overall transaction as the First Merger, the merger of the Surviving Corporation with and into Second Merger Sub, with Second Merger Sub as the surviving entity of the Second Merger, which ultimately resulted in Legacy Celularity becoming a wholly-owned direct subsidiary of GX (the “Second Merger” and, together with the First Merger, the “Mergers” and, collectively with the other transactions described in the Merger Agreement, the “Business Combination”). On the Closing Date, the registrant changed its name from GX Acquisition Corp. to Celularity Inc.

 

Immediately prior to the effective time of the Mergers (the “Effective Time”), each share of preferred stock of Legacy Celularity (the “Legacy Celularity Preferred Stock”) that was issued and outstanding was automatically converted into a number of shares of common stock of Legacy Celularity, par value $0.001 per share (the “Legacy Celularity Common Stock”) at the then-effective conversion rate as calculated pursuant to the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of Legacy Celularity, dated March 16, 2020, as amended (the “Legacy Celularity Charter”), such that each converted share of Legacy Celularity Preferred Stock was no longer outstanding and ceased to exist, and each holder of Legacy Celularity Preferred Stock thereafter ceased to have any rights with respect to such securities (the “Legacy Celularity Preferred Stock Conversion”).

 

At the Effective Time, by virtue of the First Merger and without any action on the part of GX, First Merger Sub, Legacy Celularity or the holders of any of the following securities:

 

a) each share of Legacy Celularity Common Stock (including shares of Legacy Celularity Common Stock resulting from the conversion of shares of Celularity Preferred Stock described above) that was issued and outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Time was cancelled and converted into the right to receive a number of shares of Company Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (“Company Class A Common Stock”) equal to the Exchange Ratio (as defined below) (the “Per Share Merger Consideration”);

 

b) each share of Legacy Celularity Common Stock or Legacy Celularity Preferred Stock (together, “Legacy Celularity Capital Stock”) held in the treasury of Celularity was cancelled without any conversion thereof and no payment or distribution was made with respect thereto;

 

c) each share of First Merger Sub common stock, par value $0.01 per share, issued and outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Time was converted into and exchanged for one validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable share of common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, of the Surviving Corporation;

 

d) each Legacy Celularity Warrant (as to which no notice of exercise had been delivered to Legacy Celularity prior to the Closing) that was outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Time (and which would have otherwise been exercisable in accordance with its terms immediately following the Effective Time), became, to the extent consistent with the terms of such Legacy Celularity Warrant, the right to purchase shares of Company Class A Common Stock (and not Celularity Capital Stock) (each, a “Converted Warrant”) on the same terms and conditions (including exercisability terms) as were applicable to such Legacy Celularity Warrant immediately prior to the Effective Time, except that (A) each Converted Warrant became exercisable for that number of shares of Company Class A Common Stock equal to the product (rounded down to the nearest whole number) of (1) the number of shares of Legacy Celularity Common Stock that would have been issuable upon the exercise of a Legacy Celularity Warrant for cash and assuming the conversion of the Series B Preferred Stock underlying such outstanding Legacy Celularity Warrant into Legacy Celularity Common Stock (the “Celularity Warrant Shares”) subject to the Legacy Celularity Warrant immediately prior to the Effective Time and (2) the Exchange Ratio (as defined below); and (B) the per share exercise price for each share of Company Class A Common Stock issuable upon exercise of the Converted Warrant will be equal to the quotient (rounded up to the nearest whole cent) obtained by dividing (1) the per share exercise price for each share of Series B Preferred Stock issuable upon exercise of such Celularity Warrant immediately prior to the Effective Time by (2) the Exchange Ratio (as defined below); and

 

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e) each option to purchase Legacy Celularity Common Stock, whether or not exercisable and whether or not vested, that was outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Time (each, a “Legacy Celularity Option”) was assumed by GX and converted into an option to purchase shares of Company Class A Common Stock (each, a “Converted Option”).

 

The following terms shall have the respective meanings ascribed to them below:

 

Celularity Reference Share Value” means a dollar amount equal to (i) the sum of (a) $1,250,000,000 plus (b) the aggregate dollar amount payable to Legacy Celularity upon the exercise of all Legacy Celularity Options and Legacy Celularity Warrants (as to which no notice of exercise has been delivered to Celularity prior to the Closing) that are outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Time (and which would otherwise be exercisable in accordance with its terms immediately following the Effective Time), calculated by adding the sum of all exercise prices under such Celularity Options and Celularity Warrants (the “Aggregate Exercise Price”) divided by (ii) the number of Fully Diluted Celularity Shares.

 

Exchange Ratio” means the quotient obtained by dividing (i) the Celularity Reference Share Value, by (ii) a dollar amount equal to the quotient obtained by dividing (a) the aggregate amount on deposit in the Trust Account as of two business days prior to the Closing Date, including interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account and not previously released to GX to pay its taxes by (b) the shares of Company Class A Common Stock issued and sold as part of GX Units (which consisted of one share of Company Class A Common Stock and one-half of one redeemable GX warrant) in the GX IPO initial public offering, consummated on May 23, 2019 (the “GX IPO”), contemplated by the prospectus that remain outstanding as of two business days prior to the Closing Date.

 

Fully Diluted Celularity Shares” means, as of the Effective Time, a number of shares of Legacy Celularity Common Stock determined as follows without duplication, and expressed in each case on a fully diluted and as-converted to Legacy Celularity Common Stock basis: (i) the number of shares of Legacy Celularity Common Stock outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Time, (ii) the number of shares of Company Common Stock issuable in respect of all unexpired, issued and outstanding Celularity Options, (iii) the number of shares of Legacy Celularity Common Stock issuable upon the conversion of the Company Preferred Stock pursuant to Section 3.01(a) (including in respect of any Legacy Celularity Warrant Shares issued upon exercise of a Legacy Celularity Warrant prior to or in connection with the Closing) and (iv) the Legacy Celularity Warrant Shares to the extent the related Company Warrant remains outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Time (and which would otherwise be exercisable in accordance with its terms immediately following the Effective Time).

 

Legacy Celularity Outstanding Shares” means the total number of shares of Legacy Celularity Common Stock and Legacy Celularity Preferred Stock (on an “as-converted” to Legacy Celularity Common Stock basis) on a fully diluted basis as of the Closing Date using the treasury method of accounting, including, without duplication, the number of shares of Legacy Celularity Common Stock issued upon the Legacy Celularity Preferred Stock Conversion and the number of shares of Legacy Celularity Common Stock issued or issuable upon the exercise of all Legacy Celularity Options and all Legacy Celularity Warrants.

 

Trust Account” means the trust account that holds a portion of the proceeds of GX’s IPO and the concurrent sale of the Warrants.

 

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At the effective time of the Second Merger (the “Second Effective Time”), by virtue of the Second Merger and without any action on the part of GX, Surviving Corporation, Second Merger Sub or the holders of any securities of GX or the Surviving Corporation or the Second Merger Sub: (x) each share of the Surviving Corporation issued and outstanding immediately prior to the Second Effective Time was canceled and ceased to exist without any conversion thereof or payment therefor; and (y) each membership interest in Second Merger Sub issued and outstanding immediately prior to the Second Effective Time was converted into and became one validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable membership interest in the Surviving Entity, which constitutes the only outstanding equity of the Surviving Entity. From and after the Second Effective Time, all certificates, if any, representing membership interests in Second Merger Sub have been deemed for all purposes to represent the number of membership interests of the Surviving Entity into which they were converted in accordance with the immediately preceding sentence.

 

A description of the Business Combination and the terms of the Merger Agreement are included in the definitive proxy statement and final prospectus, dated June 25, 2021 (the “Proxy Statement/Prospectus”) filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) in the section entitled “Proposal No. 1—The Business Combination Proposal” beginning on page 114 of the Proxy Statement/Prospectus.

 

On January 8, 2021, a number of purchasers (each, a “Subscriber”) agreed to purchase from GX an aggregate of 8,340,000 shares of Company Class A Common Stock (the “PIPE Shares”), for a purchase price of $10.00 per share and an aggregate purchase price of $83,400,000, pursuant to separate subscription agreements (each, a “Subscription Agreement”) entered into effective as of January 8, 2021. Pursuant to the Subscription Agreements, the Company gave certain registration rights to the Subscribers with respect to the PIPE Shares. The sale of PIPE Shares was consummated concurrently with the Closing (the “PIPE Financing”). A description of the Subscription Agreements is included in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus in the section entitled “Certain Agreements Related to the Business Combination—PIPE Subscription Agreements” beginning on page 150 of the Proxy Statement/Consent Solicitation Statement/Prospectus.

 

On May 5, 2021, GX entered into a subscription agreement with Palantir Technologies (“Palantir”) pursuant to which Palantir agreed to purchase, and GX agreed to sell to Palantir, an aggregate of 2,000,000 shares of Company Class A Common Stock (the “Palantir Shares”), for a purchase price of $10.00 per share and an aggregate purchase price of $20,000,000, in a private placement. The sale of Palantir Shares was consummated concurrently with the Closing (the “Palantir Technologies Investment”). A description of the Palantir Technologies Investment is included in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus in the section entitled “Certain Agreements Related to the Business Combination—Palantir Partnership” beginning on page 52 of the Proxy Statement/Prospectus.

 

The foregoing description of each of the Merger Agreement and the Subscription Agreements is a summary only and is qualified in their entirety by the full text of the Merger Agreement, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 2.1, dated as of January 8, 2021, and by the Subscription Agreements, a copy of the form of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1, and are incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

 

Registration Rights Agreement

 

In connection with the Closing, on July 16, 2021, the Company, GX Sponsor LLC, certain stockholders of Legacy Celularity and certain PIPE Investors entered into the Amended and Restated Registration Rights Agreement (the “Registration Rights Agreement”). The terms of the Registration Rights Agreement are described in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus in the section entitled “Certain Agreements Related to the Business Combination—Registration Rights Agreement” beginning on page 151 of the Proxy Statement/Prospectus.

 

The foregoing description of the Registration Rights Agreement is qualified in its entirety by the full text of the Registration Rights Agreement, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.3 and incorporated herein by reference.

 

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Lock-Up Agreements

 

In connection with the Closing, the Company entered into lock-up agreements (“Lock-up Agreements”) with certain stockholders of Legacy Celularity (the “Legacy Holders”). The terms of the lock-up agreements provide for the Class A Common Stock held by the Legacy Holders as of immediately after the Effective Time to be subject to transfer restrictions until the earliest to occur of (i) 365 days after the Closing Date; (ii) the first day after the date on which the closing price of the Class A Common Stock equals or exceeds $12.00 per share (as adjusted for stock splits, stock dividends, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like) for any 20 trading days within any 30-trading day period commencing at least 150 days after the Closing Date; or (iii) the date on which Celularity completes a liquidation, merger, capital stock exchange, reorganization or other similar transaction that results in all of Celularity’s public shareholders having the right to exchange their Class A Common Stock for cash, securities or other property, subject to certain exceptions. The terms of the Lock-up Agreements are described in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus in the section entitled “Proposal No. 1—The Merger Proposal” beginning on page 152 of the Proxy Statement/Prospectus.

 

The foregoing description of the Lock-up Agreements is qualified in its entirety by the full text of the form of lock-up agreement, which is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.2 and incorporated herein by reference.

 

GX Sponsor Vesting Agreement

 

In connection with the Closing, GX Sponsor LLC (“Sponsor”), the sponsor of GX prior to consummation of the Business Combination, distributed to its members 7,087,500 shares of Company Class A Common Stock, and 7,000,000 Private Placement Warrants (the “Distribution”).

 

Following the Distribution, the Sponsor and each member of Sponsor that received such shares in the Distribution entered into vesting agreements (the “Vesting Agreement”) pursuant to which 25% of the shares received by each such holder became subject to a restriction on transfer, with such shares being released from this transfer restriction on the first day that the volume weighted average price of the Company Class A Common Stock on Nasdaq is at or above $12.00 for 20 trading days over a 30 consecutive trading day period. Any such shares that do not vest by July 15, 2031 will be forfeited.

 

Each member of Sponsor that received shares in the Distribution also entered into a Lock-up Agreement on substantially the same terms as described above.

 

The foregoing description of the Vesting Agreements is qualified in its entirety by the full text of the form of the Vesting Agreement, which is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.4 and incorporated herein by reference.

 

Indemnification Agreements

 

On the Closing Date, the Company entered into indemnification agreements with each of its directors and executive officers. These agreements, among other things, require the Company to indemnify each director and executive officer to the fullest extent permitted by Delaware law, including indemnification of expenses such as attorneys’ fees, judgments, fines and settlement amounts incurred by the director or executive officer in any action or proceeding, including any action or proceeding by or in right of us, arising out of the person’s services as a director or executive officer.

 

The foregoing description of the indemnification agreements is qualified in its entirety by the full text of the form of indemnification agreement, which is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.5 and incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 2.01 Completion of Acquisition or Disposition of Assets.

 

The disclosure set forth in the “Introductory Note” above is incorporated by reference into this Item 2.01.

 

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FORM 10 INFORMATION

 

Prior to the Closing, the Company was a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”)) with no operations, formed as a vehicle to effect a business combination with one or more operating businesses. After the Closing, the Company became a holding company whose only assets consist of equity interests in Celularity LLC.

 

Item 2.01(f) of the Current Report on Form 8-K states that if the predecessor registrant was a shell company, as GX was immediately before the Business Combination, then the registrant must disclose the information that would be required if the registrant were filing a general form for registration of securities on Form 10. Accordingly, the Company, as the successor registrant to GX, is providing the information below that would be included in a Form 10 if it were to file a Form 10. Please note that the information provided below relates to the combined company after the closing of the Business Combination, unless otherwise specifically indicated or the context otherwise requires.

 

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

 

The Company makes forward-looking statements in this Current Report on Form 8-K and in documents incorporated herein by reference. Forward-looking statements relate to expectations, beliefs, projections, future plans and strategies, anticipated events or trends and similar expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts. These forward-looking statements include statements about future financial and operating results of the Company; benefits of the Business Combination; statements about the plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations of the Company; statements regarding future performance; and other statements regarding the Business Combination. In some cases, you can identify these forward-looking statements by the use of terminology such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “can,” “contemplate,” “continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “forecast,” “intends,” “may,” “might,” “outlook,” “plan,” “possible,” “potential,” “predict,” “project,” “seek,” “should,” “strive,” “target,” “will,” “would” and the negative version of these words or other comparable words or phrases, but the absence of these words does not mean that a statement is not forward-looking.

 

These forward-looking statements are based on information available as of the date of this Current Report on Form 8-K, and current expectations, forecasts and assumptions, and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Accordingly, forward-looking statements in this Current Report on Form 8-K and in any document incorporated herein by reference should not be relied upon as representing the Company’s views as of any subsequent date, and the Company does not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date they were made, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required under applicable securities laws.

 

As a result of a number of known and unknown risks and uncertainties, the Company’s actual results or performance may be materially different from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Some factors that could cause actual results to differ include:

 

the ability to obtain or maintain the Company’s listing of Class A Common Stock on Nasdaq following the Business Combination;

 

the ability to recognize the anticipated benefits of the Business Combination, which may be affected by, among other things, competition and the ability of the Company to grow and manage growth profitably;

 

if the benefits of the Business Combination do not meet the expectations of investors or securities analysts;

 

costs related to the Business Combination;

 

changes in applicable laws or regulations;

 

risks inherent in developing Celularity’s therapeutic candidates, such as substantial delays in clinical trials;

 

risks associated with Celularity’s ongoing and planned clinical trials, such as unexpected data or clinical site activation rates or clinical trial enrollment rates that are lower than expected;

 

Celularity’s therapeutic candidates may cause undesirable side effects or have other properties that could halt their clinical development, prevent their regulatory approval, limit their commercial potential or result in significant negative consequences;

 

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difficulties arising from Celularity’s third-party licenses, or supply-chain or manufacturing challenges;

 

Celularity’s ability to obtain adequate financing to fund its planned clinical trials and other expenses;

 

risks from any strategic alliances or licensing arrangements entered into in the future and not being able to realize the benefits of such alliances or licensing arrangements;

 

trends in the industry, changes in the competitive landscape, delays or disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as changes in the legal and regulatory framework for the industry or unexpected litigation or disputes and future expenditures; and

 

the possibility that Celularity may be adversely affected by other economic, business and/or competitive factors.

 

Please see the other risks and uncertainties set forth in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus in the section titled “Risk Factors” beginning on page 40 of the Proxy Statement/Prospectus and incorporated herein by reference.

 

Business and Properties

 

The business and properties of GX and Legacy Celularity prior to the Business Combination are described in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus in the sections entitled “Information About GX” beginning on page 247 and “Information About Celularity” beginning on page 173 of the Proxy Statement/Prospectus, which are incorporated herein by reference.

 

Risk Factors

 

The risks associated with the Company’s business are described in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus in the section entitled “Risk Factors” beginning on page 40 of the Proxy Statement/Consent Solicitation Statement/Prospectus, which is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Selected Historical Financial Information

 

The selected historical financial information and other data for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020 and the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 for Legacy Celularity is included in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus in the section entitled “Selected Historical Consolidated Financial Information of Celularity” beginning on page 31 of the Proxy Statement/Prospectus, which is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Unaudited Condensed Financial Statements

 

The unaudited condensed financial statements as of and for the three months ended March 31, 2021 of Legacy Celularity have been prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles and pursuant to the regulations of the SEC and are included in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus beginning on page F-49 of the Proxy Statement/Consent Solicitation Statement/Prospectus, which are incorporated herein by reference.

 

These unaudited condensed financial statements should be read in conjunction with the historical audited financial statements of Legacy Celularity as of and for the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 and the related notes included in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus beginning on page F-2, which are incorporated herein by reference.

 

Unaudited Pro Forma Condensed Combined Financial Information

 

The unaudited pro forma condensed combined financial information of the Company as of and for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and for the year ended December 31, 2020 is set forth in Exhibit 99.2 hereto and is incorporated herein by reference.

 

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Directors and Executive Officers

 

Information with respect to the Company’s directors and executive officers after the Closing is set forth in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus in the sections entitled “Management After the Business Combination” beginning on page 270 and “Celularity’s Executive Compensation” beginning on page 216 of the Proxy Statement/Consent Solicitation Statement/Prospectus, which are incorporated herein by reference.

 

Directors

 

Effective as of the Effective Time, in connection with the Business Combination, the size of the board of directors of the Company (the “Board”) was set at nine members. Effective as of the Effective Time, Jay R. Bloom, Peter Diamandis, Robert J. Hariri, M.D., Ph.D., Dean C. Kehler, Marc Mazur, John Sculley, Robin L. Smith, M.D., Lim Kok Thay, and Andrew C. von Eschenbach, M.D., were appointed to serve as directors on the Board.

 

Andrew C. von Eschenbach, M.D., Jay R. Bloom and Peter Diamandis were appointed to serve as Class I directors, with terms expiring at the Company’s 2022 annual meeting of stockholders; Dean C. Kehler, Robin L. Smith, M.D. and Lim Kok Thay were appointed to serve as Class II directors, with terms expiring at the Company’s 2023 annual meeting of stockholders; and Robert J. Hariri, M.D., Ph.D., John Sculley and Marc Mazur were appointed to serve as Class III directors, with terms expiring at the Company’s 2024 annual meeting of stockholders. Biographical information for these individuals is set forth in the section entitled “Management After the Business Combination” beginning on page 270 of the Proxy Statement/ Prospectus, which is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Independence of Directors

 

The Board has determined that each of the directors of the Company other than Drs. Hariri and Smith qualify as independent directors, as defined under the listing rules of The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (the “Nasdaq listing rules”), and that the Board consists of a majority of “independent directors,” as defined under the rules of the SEC and Nasdaq listing rules relating to director independence requirements.

 

Committees of the Board of Directors

 

Effective as of as of the Effective Time, the standing committees of the Board consist of an audit committee (the “Audit Committee”), a compensation committee (the “Compensation Committee”)and a nominating and corporate governance committee (the “Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee”). Each of the committees reports to the Board.

 

Effective as of the Effective Time, the Board appointed Dean C. Kehler, Marc Mazur and Peter Diamandis, M.D. to serve on the Audit Committee, with Dean C. Kehler as chair of the Audit Committee. The Board appointed Marc Mazur, Jay R. Bloom and Dean C. Kehler to serve on the Compensation Committee, with Marc Mazur as chair of the Compensation Committee. The Board appointed John Sculley, Lim Kok Thay and Andrew C. von Eschenbach, M.D. to serve on the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, with John Sculley as chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

 

Executive Officers

 

Effective as of the Effective Time, in connection with the Business Combination, the Board appointed Robert J. Hariri, M.D., Ph.D. to serve as President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of the Board, David C. Beers to serve as Chief Financial Officer, Stephen A. Brigido, DPM to serve as President, Keary Dunn, Esq. to serve as Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Business Development, Bradley Glover, Ph.D. to serve as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, John R. Haines to serve as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, and Anne Jones, Ph.D. to serve as Executive Vice President and Chief Business Officer. Biographical information for the new executive officers is set forth in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus in the section entitled “Management After the Business Combination” beginning on page 270 of the Proxy Statement/Prospectus, which is incorporated herein by reference.

 

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Director Compensation

 

Information with respect to the compensation of the Company’s directors is set forth in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus in the section entitled “Celularity’s Executive Compensation” beginning on page 216 of the Proxy Statement/Consent Solicitation Statement/Prospectus, which is incorporated herein by reference.

 

It is anticipated that the Compensation Committee of the Board will determine the annual compensation to be paid to the members of the Board upon completion of the Business Combination.

 

Executive Compensation

 

Information with respect to the compensation of the Company’s executive officers is set forth in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus in the section entitled “Celularity’s Executive Compensation” beginning on page 216 of the Proxy Statement/Prospectus, which is incorporated herein by reference.

 

The foregoing description of the compensation of the Company’s executive officers is qualified in its entirety by the full text of the employment agreements of Robert J. Hariri M.D. Ph.D., David C. Beers, Stephen A. Brigido MPD, Keary Dunn Esq., John R. Haines, and Bradley Glover Ph.D., copies of which are attached hereto as Exhibit 10.8, Exhibit 10.9, Exhibit 10.10, Exhibit 10.11, Exhibit 10.12 and Exhibit 10.13, respectively, and incorporated herein by reference.

 

Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management

 

The following table sets forth information regarding the beneficial ownership of shares of Class A Common Stock as of the Closing Date, after giving effect to the closing of the Business Combination, by:

 

each person known by the Company to be the beneficial owner of more than 5% of Class A Common Stock;

 

each of the Company’s executive officers and directors; and

 

all of the Company’s executive officers and directors as a group.

 

Beneficial ownership is determined according to the rules of the SEC, which generally provide that a person has beneficial ownership of a security if he, she or it possesses sole or shared voting or investment power over that security, including options, warrants and restricted stock units that are currently exercisable or vested or that will become exercisable or vest within 60 days. This table is based upon information supplied by officers, directors and principal stockholders and Schedules 13G or 13D filed with the SEC. Unless otherwise indicated in the footnotes to this table and subject to community property laws where applicable, the Company believes that all persons named in the table have sole voting and investment power with respect to all shares of Class A Common Stock beneficially owned by them. The beneficial ownership percentages set forth in the table below are based on 122,487,170 shares of Class A Common Stock issued and outstanding as of the Closing Date and other than as noted below, do not take into account: (a) the issuance of any shares of Class A Common Stock upon the exercise of warrants, each exercisable for one share of Class A Common Stock at a price of $11.50 per share (the “Warrants”) to purchase 22,874,999 shares of Class A Common Stock, (b) the issuance of any shares of Class A Common Stock upon the exercise of Legacy Celularity warrants, each exercisable for one share of Class A Common Stock at a price of $7.53 and $6.77 per share (the “Legacy Warrants”) to purchase 19,811,207 shares of Class A Common Stock or (c) the exercise of Converted Options to purchase 21,723,273 shares of Class A Common Stock that were outstanding on the Closing Date, subject to any applicable vesting conditions.

 

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Name and Address of Beneficial Owner(1)   Number of
shares
      %  
Five Percent or Greater Stockholders                
Dragasac Limited(2)     36,592,596       28.4 %
Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc.(3)     20,422,124       16.7 %
Starr International Investments, Ltd.(4)     15,281,389       11.8 %
Celgene Corporation(5)     11,953,274       9.8 %
Lung Biotechnology PBC(6)     7,968,849       6.5 %
Human Longevity, Inc.(7)     7,012,574       5.7 %
Directors and Named Executive Officers                
Robert J. Hariri, M.D., Ph.D. (8)     10,296,668       8.2 %
David Beers(9)     289,823       *  
Stephen A. Brigido, DPM(10)     162,209       *  
Keary Dunn, Esq. (11)     136,104       *  
Bradley Glover, Ph.D.            
John R. Haines(12)     885,338       *  
Anne Jones, Ph.D.            
John Sculley(13)     768,594       *  
Peter Diamandis, M.D. (14)     3,731,136       3.0 %
Lim Kok Thay(15)     36,592,596       28.4 %
Robin L. Smith, M.D., MBA(16)     200,154       *  
Andrew C. Von Eschenbach, M.D. (17)     307,437       *  
Jay R. Bloom(18)     4,336,617       3.5 %
Dean C. Kehler(19)     4,343,779       3.5 %
Marc Mazur(20)     73,927       *  
All Directors and Executive Officers of New Celularity as a Group (15 Individuals)     62,124,352       43.4 %

 

* Less than one percent.

 

(1) Unless otherwise noted, the business address of each of the executive officers and directors is c/o Celularity Inc., 170 Park Ave, Florham Park, NJ 07932.

  

(2) Consists of (i) 30,062,778 shares of Common Stock issued (A) in exchange for outstanding pre-Closing shares of Legacy Celularity Series B Preferred Stock at the Closing and (B) pursuant to the Subscription Agreement between GX and Dragasac Limited and (ii) a warrant to purchase 6,529,818 shares of New Celularity Common Stock. Lim Kok Thay may be deemed to beneficially own shares held by Dragasac Limited. The address for Dragasac Limited is c/o 24th Floor, Wisma Genting, 28 Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

 

(3) Consists of 20,422,124 shares of Common Stock issued (A) in exchange for outstanding pre-Closing shares of Legacy Celularity Series A Preferred Stock at the Closing and (B) pursuant to the Subscription Agreement between GX and Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. The address for Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. is 4955 Directors Place, San Diego, California 92121.

 

(4) Consists of (i) 8,640,695 shares of Common Stock issued (A) in exchange for outstanding pre-Closing shares of Series B Preferred Stock at the Closing and (B) pursuant to the Subscription Agreement between GX and Starr International Investments, Ltd., and (ii) a warrant to purchase 6,640,694 shares of Class A Common Stock. The address for Starr International Investments, Ltd. is Bermuda Commercial Bank Building, 19 Par-La-Ville Road, Hamilton, HM 11, BM Bermuda. Starr International Investments, Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Starr International Company, Inc., a Swiss corporation.

 

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(5) The address for Celgene Corporation is 86 Morris Avenue, Summit, New Jersey 07901.

 

(6) The address for Lung Biotechnology Investments, Ltd. is 1040 Spring Street, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910.

 

(7) The address for Human Longevity, Inc. is 4570 Executive Drive, San Diego, California 92121.

 

(8) Consists of 7,734,689 shares held directly by Dr. Hariri and 2,561,979 shares issuable to Dr. Hariri pursuant to options exercisable within 60 days of July 16, 2021.

 

(9) Consists of 289,823 shares issuable to Mr. Beers pursuant to options exercisable within 60 days of July 16, 2021.

 

(10) Consists of 162,209 shares issuable to Dr. Brigido pursuant to options exercisable within 60 days of July 16, 2021.

 

(11) Consists of 136,104 shares issuable to Mr. Dunn pursuant to options exercisable within 60 days of July 16, 2021.

 

(12) Consists of 885,338 shares issuable to Mr. Haines pursuant to options exercisable within 60 days of July 16, 2021.

 

(13) Consists of 768,594 shares issuable to Mr. Sculley pursuant to options exercisable within 60 days of July 16, 2021.

 

(14) Consists of 3,731,136 shares issuable to Dr. Diamandis pursuant to options exercisable within 60 days of July 16, 2021.

 

(15) Consists of 36,592,596 shares held by Dragasac Limited. See footnote 2. Lim Kok Thay may be deemed to beneficially own shares held by Dragasac Limited.

 

(16) Consists of 200,154 shares issuable to Dr. Smith pursuant to options exercisable within 60 days of July 16, 2021.

 

(17) Consists of 307,437 shares issuable to Dr. Von Eschenbach pursuant to options exercisable within 60 days of July 16, 2021.

 

(18)

Consists of: (i) 1,661,253 shares of common stock received in a pro rata distribution-in-kind from Sponsor, (ii) 100,000 shares retained by Sponsor, (iii) 1,730,000 warrants received in a pro rata distribution-in-kind from Sponsor and (iv) 845,364 warrants of GX, which were acquired from GX upon completion of the Business Combination as the repayment of $845,364 in promissory notes in connection with certain working capital loans. Cooper Road, LLC is the record holder of the securities in clauses (i), (iii) and (iv) of the preceding sentence. Cooper Road, LLC is an entity controlled by Jay R. Bloom. Mr. Bloom disclaims any beneficial ownership of the reported shares other than to the extent of any pecuniary interest he may have therein, directly or indirectly. Sponsor is the record holder of the shares described in clause (ii) of the first sentence. Cooper Road, LLC (an entity controlled by Jay R. Bloom) and Dean C. Kehler are the managing members of Sponsor, and as such Messrs. Bloom and Kehler have voting and investment discretion with respect to the securities held of record by Sponsor and may be deemed to have shared beneficial ownership of the securities held directly by Sponsor. Each such entity or person disclaims any beneficial ownership of the reported securities other than to the extent of any pecuniary interest they may have therein, directly or indirectly.

   
(19)

Consists of: (i) 1,414,768 shares of common stock received in a pro rata distribution-in-kind from Sponsor, (ii) 394,376 shares of common stock received in a pro rata distribution-in-kind from Sponsor to Elizabeth Kehler 2012 Trust, of which Dean Kehler's spouse serves as a trustee, (iii) 100,000 shares retained by Sponsor, (iv) 1,880,000 warrants received in a pro rata distribution-in-kind from Sponsor and (iv) 554,635 warrants of GX, which were acquired from GX upon completion of the Business Combination as the repayment of $554,635 in promissory notes in connection with certain working capital loans. Sponsor is the record holder of the shares described in clause (iii) of the previous sentence. Cooper Road, LLC (an entity controlled by Jay R. Bloom) and Dean C. Kehler are the managing members of Sponsor, and as such Messrs. Bloom and Kehler have voting and investment discretion with respect to the securities held of record by Sponsor and may be deemed to have shared beneficial ownership of the securities held directly by Sponsor. Each such entity or person disclaims any beneficial ownership of the reported securities other than to the extent of any pecuniary interest they may have therein, directly or indirectly.

   
(20)

Consists of: (i) 48,927 shares of common stock received in a pro rata distribution-in-kind from Sponsor and (ii) 25,000 warrants received in a pro rata distribution-in-kind from Sponsor.

 

Certain Relationships and Related Transactions

 

The certain relationships and related party transactions of the Company are described in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus in the section entitled “Certain Celularity Relationships and Related Party Transactions” beginning on pages 240 of the Proxy Statement/Prospectus, which is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Legal Proceedings

 

Information about legal proceedings is set forth in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus in the section “Information About Celularity” beginning on page 173 of the Proxy Statement/Prospectus, which is incorporated herein by reference. Celularity is not currently a party to any litigation or legal proceedings that, in the opinion of its management, are likely to have a material adverse effect on its business.

 

Market Price of and Dividends on the Registrant’s Common Equity and Related Stockholder Matters

 

Market Information and Holders

 

GX Units, Company Class A Common Stock and the GX Public Warrants (the redeemable warrants included in the GX Units sold in the GX IPO) were historically listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbols “GXGXU”, “GXGX”, and “GXGXW”, respectively. On July 19, 2021, the Company’s Class A Common Stock and Warrants began trading on The Nasdaq Stock Market under the new trading symbols CELU and CELUW, respectively.

 

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As of the Closing Date and following the closing of the Business Combination, the Company had 122,487,170 shares of Class A Common Stock issued and outstanding held of record by 197 holders, and 22,874,999warrants outstanding held of record 19 holders.

 

Dividends

 

The Company has not paid any cash dividends on shares of GX Common Stock to date and does not intend to pay cash dividends in the foreseeable future. The payment of cash dividends in the future will be dependent upon the Company’s revenues and earnings, if any, capital requirements and general financial condition. The payment of any dividends be within the discretion of the then board of directors. It is the present intention of the board of directors to retain all earnings, if any, for use in the business operations and, accordingly, the board of directors does not anticipate declaring any dividends in the foreseeable future. Further, if the Company incurs any indebtedness, its ability to declare dividends may be limited by restrictive covenants it may agree to in connection therewith.

 

Recent Sales of Unregistered Securities

 

Reference is made to the disclosure set forth below under Item 3.02 of this Report concerning the issuance and sale by the Company of certain unregistered securities, which is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Description of Registrant’s Securities to be Registered

 

Class A Common Stock

 

A description of the Class A Common Stock is included in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus in the section entitled “Description of GX’s Securities” beginning on page 281 of the Proxy Statement/Prospectus, which is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Warrants

 

A description of the Company’s warrants is included in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus in the section entitled “Description of GX’s Securities” beginning on page 281 of the Proxy Statement/Consent Solicitation Statement/Prospectus, which is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Indemnification of Directors and Officers

 

Information about indemnification of the Company’s directors and officers is set forth in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus in the section entitled “Management After the Business Combination” beginning on page 270 of the Proxy Statement/Prospectus, which is incorporated herein by reference.

 

The disclosure set forth in Item 1.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K under the section entitled “Indemnification Agreements” is incorporated by reference into this Item 2.01.

 

Financial Statements and Supplementary Data

 

The information set forth in Item 9.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 3.02 Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities.

 

The disclosure set forth in the seventh paragraph of the “Introductory Note” above is incorporated by reference into this Item 3.02.

 

Upon the Closing, each outstanding share of GX’s Class B common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (“GX Class B Common Stock”), automatically converted into one (1) share of Company Class A Common Stock, and pursuant to the Second Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Company, each outstanding share of Company Class A Common Stock was reclassified, re-designated and changed into one (1) validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable share of Class A Common Stock of the Company, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Common Stock”).

 

The securities issued in connection with the PIPE Financing and the Palantir Technologies Investment and the automatic conversion of the shares of GX Class B Common Stock have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) in reliance on the exemption from registration provided by Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act.

 

The Company issued in lieu of cash payment for a portion of the fees due to Ardea and Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLP, 576,943 shares and 400,000 shares of Class A Common Stock, respectively. The issuance of these shares have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) in reliance on the exemption from registration provided by Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act.

 

Item 3.03 Material Modification to Rights of Security Holders.

 

The information set forth in Item 5.03 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 4.01 Changes in Registrant’s Certifying Accountant.

 

On July 16, 2021, the board of directors of the Company (the “Board”) informed Marcum LLP (“Marcum”), GX’s independent registered public accounting firm prior to the Business Combination, that Marcum will be dismissed effective following the completion of the Company’s review for the quarter ended June 30, 2021, which consists only of the pre-Business Combination accounts of GX.

 

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The report of Marcum on GX’s financial statements as of December 31, 2020 and 2019, and for the years then ended, did not contain an adverse opinion or a disclaimer of opinion, and were not qualified as to audit scope or accounting principles. Their financial statements contained an explanatory paragraph relating to substantial doubt about the ability of GX Acquisition Corp. to continue as a going concern as described in Note 1 to the financial statements.

 

During the period from August 24, 2018 (inception) through December 31, 2020, and the subsequent period through July 16, 2021, there were no disagreements with Marcum on any matter of accounting principles or practices, financial statement disclosure, or auditing scope or procedure, which disagreements, if not resolved to the satisfaction of Marcum, would have caused it to make a reference to the subject matter of the disagreement in connection with its report covering such period. In addition, no “reportable events,” as defined in Item 304(a)(1)(v) of Regulation S-K, occurred within the period of Marcum’s engagement and the subsequent period through July 16, 2021.

 

The Company provided Marcum with a copy of the foregoing disclosures prior to the filing of this Current Report and requested that Marcum furnish a letter addressed to the SEC stating, which is attached hereto as Exhibit 16.1, stating whether it agrees with such disclosures, and, if not, stating the respects in which is does not agree.

 

On July 16, 2021, the Board approved the engagement of Deloitte & Touche LLP (“Deloitte”) as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm to audit the Company’s consolidated financial statements for the year ending December 31, 2021. Deloitte served as the independent registered public accounting firm of Legacy Celularity prior to the Business Combination.

 

During the period from August 24, 2018 (inception) through December 31, 2020, and the interim period through March 31, 2021, the Company did not consult with Deloitte with respect to either (i) the application of accounting principles to a specified transaction, either completed or proposed; or the type of audit opinion that might be rendered on the Company’s financial statements, and no written report or oral advice was provided to the Company by Deloitte that Deloitte concluded was an important factor considered by the Company in reaching a decision as to an accounting, auditing or financial reporting issue; or (ii) any matter that was either the subject of a disagreement, as that term is described in Item 304(a)(1)(iv) of Regulation S-K under the Exchange Act and the related instructions to Item 304 of Regulation S-K under the Exchange Act, or a reportable event, as that term is defined in Item 304(a)(1)(v) of Regulation S-K under the Exchange Act.

 

Item 5.01 Changes in Control of the Registrant.

 

The information set forth in the section entitled “Introductory Note” and in the section entitled “Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management” in Item 2.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated herein by reference.

 

As a result of the completion of the Business Combination pursuant to the Merger Agreement, a change of control of GX has occurred, and the stockholders of GX as of immediately prior to the Closing held 16.1% of the outstanding shares of GX Common Stock immediately following the Closing.

 

Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

 

The information set forth in the sections entitled “Directors and Executive Officers” and “Certain Relationships and Related Transactions” in Item 2.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated herein by reference.

 

2021 Equity Incentive Plan

 

At the Special Meeting, the stockholders of the Company considered and approved the Celularity Inc. 2021 Equity Incentive Plan (the “2021 Plan”). The 2021 Plan was previously approved, subject to stockholder approval, by the board of directors of GX on July 12, 2021 and on the Closing Date the Board ratified the approval of the 2021 Plan. The 2021 Plan became effective immediately upon the Closing.

 

A description of the 2021 Plan is included in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus in the section entitled “Proposal No. 7—The Equity Incentive Plan Proposal” beginning on page 162 of the Proxy Statement/Prospectus, which is incorporated herein by reference. The foregoing description of the 2021 Plan is qualified in its entirety by the full text of the 2021 Plan, which is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.6 and incorporated herein by reference.

 

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2021 Employee Stock Purchase Plan

 

At the Special Meeting, the stockholders of the Company considered and approved the Celularity Inc. 2021 Employee Stock Purchase Plan (the “2021 ESPP”). The 2021 ESPP was previously approved, subject to stockholder approval, by the board of directors of GX on July 12, 2021 and on the Closing Date the Board ratified the approval of the 2021 Plan. The 2021 ESPP became effective immediately upon the Closing.

 

A description of the 2021 ESPP is included in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus in the section entitled “Proposal No. 8—The Employee Stock Purchase Plan Proposal” beginning on page 167 of the Proxy Statement/Prospectus, which is incorporated herein by reference. The foregoing description of the 2021 ESPP is qualified in its entirety by the full text of the 2021 ESPP, which is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.7 and incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 5.03 Amendments to Certificates of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.

 

At the Special Meeting, the Company’s stockholders voted and approved, among other things, Proposal Nos. 2-5—The Charter Proposals (“Proposal Nos. 2-5”), which are described in greater detail in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus beginning on page 158 of the Proxy Statement/Prospectus.

 

The Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Company (the “Certificate of Incorporation”), which became effective upon filing with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware on July 16, 2021, includes the amendments proposed by the Charter Proposals.

 

On July 16, 2021 the Company’s board of directors approved and adopted the Amended and Restated Bylaws of the Company (the “Bylaws”), which became effective as of the Effective Time.

 

Copies of the Certificate of Incorporation and the Bylaws are attached hereto as Exhibit 3.1 and Exhibit 3.2, respectively, and are incorporated herein by reference.

 

The description of the Certificate of Incorporation and the general effect of the Certificate of Incorporation and the Bylaws upon the rights of holders of the Company’s capital stock are included in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus under the section titled “Description of GX’s Securities” beginning on page 281 of the Proxy Statement/Prospectus, which is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 5.05 Amendments to the Registrant’s Code of Ethics, or Waiver of a Provision of the Code of Ethics.

 

In connection with the Closing, on July 16, 2021 the Company’s board of directors approved and adopted a new Code of Business Conduct and Ethics applicable to all employees, officers and directors of the Company. A copy of the code is available in the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website at www.celularity.com.

 

Item 5.06 Change in Shell Company Status.

 

As a result of the Business Combination, the Company ceased to be a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act) as of the Closing. A description of the Business Combination and the terms of the Merger Agreement are included in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus in the section entitled “Proposal No. 1—The Business Combination Proposal” beginning on page 114 of the Proxy Statement/Prospectus, which is incorporated herein by reference. Further reference is made to the information contained in Item 2.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K.

 

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Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

 

On July 16, 2021, the Company issued a press release announcing the closing of the Business Combination. A copy of the press release is filed hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated by reference herein.

 

The information in this Item 7.01, including Exhibit 99.1, is furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Exchange Act, or otherwise subject to liabilities under that section, and shall not be deemed to be incorporated by reference into the filings of the registrant under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, regardless of any general incorporation language in such filings. This Current Report on Form 8-K will not be deemed an admission as to the materiality of any information contained in this Item 7.01, including Exhibit 99.1.

 

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(a) Financial Statements of Businesses Acquired.

 

The historical audited financial statements of Legacy Celularity as of and for the years ended December 31, 2020, and 2019 and the related notes are included in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus beginning on page F-2 of the Proxy Statement/Prospectus and are incorporated herein by reference.

 

The unaudited condensed financial statements of Legacy Celularity as of and for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020 and the related notes are included in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus beginning on page F-49 of the Proxy Statement/Prospectus and are incorporated herein by reference.

 

The historical audited financial statements of GX as of and for the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 and the related notes are included in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus beginning on page F-78 of the Proxy Statement/Prospectus and are incorporated herein by reference.

 

The unaudited condensed financial statements of GX as of and for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020 and the related notes are included in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus beginning on page F-106 of the Proxy Statement/Prospectus and are incorporated herein by reference.

 

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(b) Pro Forma Financial Information.

 

The unaudited pro forma condensed combined balance sheet as of March 31, 2021 and the unaudited pro forma condensed combined statement of operations for the year ended December 31, 2020 and for the three months ended March 31, 2021 present the combination of the financial information of the Company after giving effect to the Business Combination, Palantir Technologies Investment, PIPE Financing and related adjustments described in the accompanying notes is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.2 and incorporated herein by reference.

 

(d) Exhibits.

 

        Incorporated by Reference
Exhibit number   Description of document   Schedule/ Form   File No.   Exhibit   Filing Date
2.1+   Merger Agreement and Plan of Reorganization by and among GX Acquisition Corp., Alpha First Merger Sub, Inc., Alpha Second Merger Sub, LLC, and Celularity Inc.   8-K   001-38914   2.1   January 8, 2021
3.1*   Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of Celularity Inc.                
3.2*   Amended and Restated Bylaws of Celularity Inc.                
4.1*   Specimen Common Stock Certificate of the Company.                
4.2*   Specimen Warrant Certificate of the Company.                
4.3   Warrant Agreement, dated May 20, 2019, by and between GX Acquisition Corp. and Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, as warrant agent   8-K   001-38914   4.1   May 24, 2019
10.1   Form of Subscription Agreement   S-4   333-252402   10.5   June 21, 2021
10.2   Form of Lock-up Agreement   S-4   333-252402   10.8   June 21, 2021
10.3*   Amended and Restated Registration Rights Agreement                
10.4*   Vesting Agreement dated as of July 16, 2021 by and among GX Sponsor LLC, Celularity Inc. (f/k/a GX Acquisition Corp.), and each of the other Persons set forth on the signature pages thereto                
10.5#   Form of Indemnification Agreement by  and between Celularity and its directors and officers.   S-4   333-252402   10.9   June 21, 2021
10.6#   Celularity Inc. Amended and Restated 2021 Equity Incentive Plan and Forms of Stock Option Grant Notice, Option Agreement and Notice of Exercise thereunder   S-4   333-252402   10.12   June 21, 2021
10.7#   Celularity Inc. 2021 Employee Stock Purchase Plan.   S-4   333-252402   10.13   June 21, 2021
10.8#   Employment Agreement by and between Celularity and Robert J. Hariri, dated as of January 7, 2021.   S-4   333-252402   10.15   June 21, 2021
10.9#   Employment Agreement by and between Celularity and David C. Beers, dated as of January 7, 2021.   S-4   333-252402   10.16   June 21, 2021
10.10#   Employment Agreement by and between Celularity and Stephen A. Brigido, dated as of January 7, 2021.   S-4   333-252402   10.18   June 21, 2021
10.11#   Second Amended and Restated Employment Agreement by and between Celularity and Keary Dunn, dated as of April 22, 2021.   S-4   333-252402   10.19   June 21, 2021
10.12#   Employment Agreement by and between Celularity and John R. Haines, dated as of January 7, 2021.   S-4   333-252402   10.20   June 21, 2021
10.13#   Employment Agreement by and between Celularity and Brad Glover, dated as of April 22, 2021.   S-4   333-252402   10.22   June 21, 2021
10.14   Lease Agreement, dated March 13, 2019, by and between LSREF4 Turtle, LLC and Celularity Inc.   S-4   333-252402   10.34   June 21, 2021
10.15*   Form of Deferred Compensation Award Grant Notice                
16.1*   Letter from Marcum LLP.                
21.1*   List of Subsidiaries.                
99.1*   Press release dated July 16, 2021.                
99.2*   Unaudited pro forma condensed combined financial information as of and for the year ended December 31, 2020 and as of and for the three months ended March 31, 2021.                

 

* Filed herewith
# Indicates a management contract or compensatory plan, contract or arrangement.

+ Certain of the exhibits and schedules to this exhibit have been omitted in accordance with Regulation S-K Item 601(a)(5). The Registrant agrees to furnish a copy of all omitted exhibits and schedules to the SEC upon its request.

 

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SIGNATURE

 

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

 

Dated: July 22, 2021

 

  CELULARITY INC.
     
  By: /s/ Robert J. Hariri
    Robert J. Hariri M.D., Ph.D.
    Chief Executive Officer

 

 

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Exhibit 3.1

 

SECOND AMENDED AND RESTATED

CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION

OF

GX ACQUISITION CORP.

 

GX Acquisition Corp., a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of Delaware (the “Corporation”), DOES HEREBY CERTIFY AS FOLLOWS:

 

1. The Corporation was incorporated under the name “GX Acquisition Corp.” by the filing of its original certificate of incorporation with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware on August 24, 2018 (the “Original Certificate”).

 

2. An Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation, which amended and restated the Original Certificate in its entirety, was filed with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware on May 20, 2019 (as amended from time to time, the “Existing Certificate”).

 

3. This Second Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (the “Second Amended and Restated Certificate”), amends and restates the Existing Certificate in its entirety, has been approved by the Board of Directors of the Corporation (the “Board of Directors”) in accordance with Sections 242 and 245 of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware, as amended from time to time (the “DGCL”), and has been adopted by the stockholders of the Corporation at a meeting of the stockholders of the Corporation held in accordance with Section 211 of the DGCL.

 

4. This Second Amended and Restated Certificate shall become effective on the date of filing with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware.

 

5. The text of the Existing Certificate is hereby restated and amended in its entirety to read as follows:

 

aRTICLE I.

 

The name of this corporation is Celularity Inc. (the “Corporation”).

 

aRTICLE II.

 

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

 

aRTICLE III.

 

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

 

aRTICLE IV.

 

A. The Corporation is authorized to issue two classes of stock to be designated, respectively, “Class A Common Stock” and “Preferred Stock.” The total number of shares that the Corporation is authorized to issue is 740,000,000 shares, 730,000,000 shares of which shall be Class A Common Stock (the “Class A Common Stock”) and 10,000,000 shares of which shall be Preferred Stock (the “Preferred Stock”). The Class A Common Stock and Preferred Stock shall each have a par value of $0.0001 per share.

 

 

 

 

B. The Preferred Stock may be issued from time to time in one or more series. The Board of Directors of the Corporation (the “Board of Directors”) is hereby expressly authorized by resolution or resolutions to provide for the issue of all or any of the shares of the Preferred Stock in one or more series, and to fix the number of shares of any such series and to determine for each such series, such voting powers, full or limited, or no voting powers, and such designation, preferences, and relative, participating, optional, or other rights and such qualifications, limitations, or restrictions thereof, as shall be stated and expressed in the resolution or resolutions adopted by the Board of Directors providing for the issuance of such shares and as may be permitted by the DGCL. The Board of Directors is also expressly authorized to increase (but not above the authorized number of shares of Preferred Stock) or decrease (but not below the number of shares of such series then outstanding) the number of shares of any series subsequent to the issuance of shares of that series.

 

C. The number of authorized shares of Preferred Stock or Class A Common Stock may be increased or decreased (but not below the number of shares thereof then outstanding) by the affirmative vote of the holders of a majority of the voting power of all of the outstanding shares of stock of the Corporation entitled to vote thereon, without a separate vote of the holders of the Preferred Stock, or of any series thereof, or Class A Common Stock unless a vote of any such holders is required pursuant to the terms of any certificate of designation filed with respect to any series of Preferred Stock.

 

D. Except as provided above, the rights, preferences, privileges, restrictions and other matters relating to the Class A Common Stock are as follows:

 

1. Voting Rights. Each holder of shares of Class A Common Stock shall be entitled to one vote for each share thereof held. Except as required by law, the holders of Preferred Stock and Class A Common Stock shall vote together and not as separate series or classes. Except as otherwise required by applicable law, holders of Class A Common Stock, as such, shall not be entitled to vote on any amendment to the Second Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (the “Second Amended and Restated Certificate”) (including any certificate of designation filed with respect to any series of Preferred Stock) that relates solely to the terms of one or more outstanding series of Preferred Stock if the holders of such affected series are entitled, either separately or together with the holders of one or more other such series, to vote thereon pursuant to this Second Amended and Restated Certificate (including any certificate of designation filed with respect to any Preferred Stock) or applicable law.

 

2. Rights Relating To Dividends, Subdivisions and Combinations.

 

(a) Subject to applicable law and the prior rights of holders of any Preferred Stock at the time outstanding as to dividends, the holders of the Class A Common Stock shall be entitled to receive, when, as and if declared by the Board of Directors, out of any assets of the Corporation legally available therefor, such dividends as may be declared from time to time by the Board of Directors. Except as permitted in Section 2(b), any dividends paid to the holders of shares of Class A Common Stock shall be paid pro rata.

 

(b) If the Corporation in any manner subdivides or combines (including by, but not limited to, reclassification, stock split, reverse stock split, exchange, stock dividend, recapitalization or otherwise) any outstanding shares of Class A Common Stock, then all outstanding shares of Class A Common Stock will be subdivided or combined in the same proportion and manner.

 

3. Liquidation. Subject to the rights and preferences of any holders of any shares of any outstanding series of Preferred Stock, in the event of any voluntary or involuntary liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Corporation, the funds and assets of the Corporation that may be legally distributed to the Corporation’s stockholders shall be distributed among the holders of the then outstanding Class A Common Stock pro rata in accordance with the number of shares of Class A Common Stock held by each such holder.

 

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aRTICLE V.

 

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

 

A. Board of Directors.

 

1. Generally. Except as otherwise provided in this Second Amended and Restated Certificate or the DGCL, the business and affairs of the Corporation shall be managed by or under the direction of the Board of Directors. In addition to the powers and authority expressly conferred upon the Board of Directors by status, this Second Amended and Restated Certificate or the Bylaws of the Corporation (the “Bylaws”), the Board is hereby empowered to exercise all such powers and do all such acts and things as may be exercised or done by the Corporation, subject, nevertheless, to provisions of the DGCL, this Second Amended and Restated Certificate, and the Bylaws.

 

2. Number. The number of directors that shall constitute the Board of Directors shall be fixed exclusively by resolutions adopted by the Board of Directors.

 

3. Term; Election.

 

(a) Subject to the rights of the holders of any series of Preferred Stock to elect additional directors under specified circumstances, the directors shall be divided into three classes designated as Class I, Class II and Class III, respectively. Each class shall consist, as nearly as possible, of one-third of the total number of such directors. The Board of Directors is authorized to assign members of the Board of Directors already in office to such classes at the time the classification becomes effective. At the first annual meeting of stockholders following July 16, 2021, the initial term of office of the Class I directors shall expire and Class I directors shall be elected for a full term of three years. At the second annual meeting of stockholders following July 16, 2021, the initial term of office of the Class II directors shall expire and Class II directors shall be elected for a full term of three years. At the third annual meeting of stockholders following July 16, 2021, the initial term of office of the Class III directors shall expire and Class III directors shall be elected for a full term of three years. At each succeeding annual meeting of stockholders, directors shall be elected for a full term of three years to succeed the directors of the class whose terms expire at such annual meeting.

 

(b) Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this Section, each director shall serve until his successor is duly elected and qualified or until his or her earlier death, resignation or removal. Subject to the rights of the holders of any series of Preferred Stock to elect additional directors under specified circumstances, if the number of directors that constitute the Board of Directors is changed, any increase or decrease shall be apportioned by the Board of Directors among the classes so as to maintain the number of directors in each class, but in no case shall a decrease in the number of directors constituting the Board of Directors shorten the term of any incumbent director.

 

(c) No stockholder entitled to vote at an election for directors may cumulate votes.

 

(d) Election of directors need not be by written ballot unless the Bylaws so provide.

 

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4. Removal of Directors.

 

(a) Subject to the rights of any series of Preferred Stock to elect additional directors under specified circumstances, neither the Board of Directors nor any individual director may be removed without cause.

 

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

 

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

 

B. Stockholder Actions. No action shall be taken by the stockholders of the Corporation except at an annual or special meeting of stockholders called in accordance with the Bylaws and no action shall be taken by the stockholders by written consent. Advance notice of stockholder nominations for the election of directors and of business to be brought by stockholders before any meeting of the stockholders of the Corporation shall be given in the manner provided in the Bylaws of the Corporation.

 

C. Bylaws. The Board of Directors is expressly empowered to adopt, amend, alter or repeal the Bylaws of the Corporation. The stockholders shall also have power to adopt, amend, alter or repeal the Bylaws of the Corporation; provided, however, that, in addition to any vote of the holders of any class or series of stock of the Corporation required by law or by this Second Amended and Restated Certificate, such action by stockholders shall require the affirmative vote of the holders of at least 66 2/3% of the voting power of all of the then-outstanding shares of the capital stock of the Corporation entitled to vote generally in the election of directors, voting together as a single class; provided, however, that no Bylaws hereafter adopted by the stockholders shall invalidate any prior act of the Board of Directors that would have been valid if such Bylaws had not been adopted.

 

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aRTICLE VI.

 

A. The liability of the directors of the Corporation for monetary damages for breach of fiduciary duty as a director shall be eliminated to the fullest extent permitted under applicable law.

 

B. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, the Corporation may provide indemnification of (and advancement of expenses to) directors, officers, and other agents of the Corporation (and any other persons to which applicable law permits the Corporation to provide indemnification) through Bylaw provisions, agreements with such agents or other persons, vote of stockholders or disinterested directors or otherwise.

 

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

 

D. Unless the Corporation consents in writing to the selection of an alternative forum, the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware (or, if and only if the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware lacks subject matter jurisdiction, any state court located within the State of Delaware or, if and only if such state courts lack subject matter jurisdiction, the federal district court for the District of Delaware) and any appellate court therefrom shall be the sole and exclusive forum for the following claims or causes of action under Delaware statutory or common law: (A) any derivative claim or cause of action brought on behalf of the Corporation; (B) any claim or cause of action for breach of a fiduciary duty owed by any current or former director, officer or other employee of the Corporation to the Corporation or the Corporation’s stockholders; (C) any claim or cause of action against the Corporation or any current or former director, officer or other employee of the Corporation arising out of or pursuant to any provision of the DGCL, this Second Amended and Restated Certificate or the Bylaws (as each may be amended from time to time); (D) any claim or cause of action seeking to interpret, apply, enforce or determine the validity of this Second Amended and Restated Certificate or the Bylaws (including any right, obligation or remedy thereunder); (E) any claim or cause of action as to which the DGCL confers jurisdiction to the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware; and (F) any claim or cause of action against the Corporation or any current or former director, officer or other employee of the Corporation governed by the internal affairs doctrine, in all cases to the fullest extent permitted by law and subject to the court’s having personal jurisdiction over the indispensable parties named as defendants. This Article VII shall not apply to claims or causes of action brought to enforce a duty or liability created by the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “1933 Act”), or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or any other claim for which the federal courts have exclusive jurisdiction.

 

E. Unless the Corporation consents in writing to the selection of an alternative forum, to the fullest extent permitted by law, the federal district courts of the United States of America shall be the exclusive forum for the resolution of any complaint asserting a cause of action arising under the 1933 Act.

 

F. Any person or entity holding, owning or otherwise acquiring any interest in shares of capital stock of the Corporation shall be deemed to have notice of and to have consented to the provisions of this Second Amended and Restated Certificate, including without limitation, this Article VI.

 

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aRTICLE VII.

 

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

 

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

 

C. If any provision or provisions of this Second Amended and Restated Certificate shall be held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable as applied to any circumstance for any reason whatsoever, the validity, legality and enforceability of such provision in any other circumstance and of the remaining provisions of this Second Amended and Restated Certificate (including, without limitation, each portion of any paragraph of this Second Amended and Restated Certificate containing any such provision held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable that is not itself held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable) shall not in any way be affected or impaired thereby.

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, GX Acquisition Corp. has caused this Second Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation to be signed by a duly authorized officer on July 16, 2021.

 

  GX Acquisition Corp.
     
  By: /s/ Dean C. Kehler
    Dean C. Kehler
    Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

 

 

 

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Exhibit 3.2

 

AMENDED AND RESTATED BYLAWS

OF

CELULARITY INC.

(A DELAWARE CORPORATION)

 

ARTICLE I

Offices

 

Section 1. Registered Office. The registered office of the corporation in the State of Delaware shall be as set forth in the Certificate of Incorporation of the corporation (as may be amended or amended and restated from time to time, the “Certificate of Incorporation”).

 

Section 2. Other Offices. The corporation shall also have and maintain an office or principal place of business at such place as may be fixed by the Board of Directors of the corporation (the “Board of Directors”), and may also have offices at such other places, both within and without the State of Delaware, as the Board of Directors may from time to time determine or the business and affairs of the corporation may require.

 

ARTICLE II

Corporate Seal

 

Section 3. Corporate Seal. The Board of Directors may adopt a corporate seal. If adopted, the corporate seal shall consist of a die bearing the name of the corporation and the inscription, “Corporate Seal-Delaware.” Said seal may be used by causing it or a facsimile thereof to be impressed or affixed or reproduced or otherwise.

 

ARTICLE III

Stockholders’ Meetings

 

Section 4. Place of Meetings. Meetings of the stockholders of the corporation may be held at such place, either within or without the State of Delaware, as may be determined from time to time by the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors may, in its sole discretion, determine that the meeting shall not be held at any place, but may instead be held solely by means of remote communication as provided under the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware (“DGCL”).

 

Section 5. Annual Meeting.

 

(a) The annual meeting of the stockholders of the corporation, for the purpose of election of directors and for such other business as may properly come before it, shall be held on such date and at such time as may be designated from time to time by the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors may postpone, reschedule or cancel any annual meeting of stockholders previously scheduled by the Board of Directors. Nominations of persons for election to the Board of Directors and proposals of business to be considered by the stockholders may be made at an annual meeting of stockholders: (i) pursuant to the corporation’s notice of meeting of stockholders; (ii) by or at the direction of the Board of Directors or a duly authorized committee thereof; or (iii) by any stockholder of the corporation who was a stockholder of record at the time of giving the stockholder’s notice provided for in Section 5(b) below, who is entitled to vote at the meeting and who complied with the notice procedures set forth in this Section 5. For the avoidance of doubt, clause (iii) above shall be the exclusive means for a stockholder to make nominations and submit other business (other than matters properly included in the corporation’s notice of meeting of stockholders and proxy statement under Rule 14a-8 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “1934 Act”), and the rules and regulations thereunder before an annual meeting of stockholders).

 

 

 

(b) At an annual meeting of the stockholders, only such business shall be conducted as is a proper matter for stockholder action under Delaware law, the Certificate of Incorporation and the Bylaws of the corporation (the “Bylaws”), and as shall have been properly brought before the meeting in accordance with the procedures below.

 

(i) For nominations for the election to the Board of Directors to be properly brought before an annual meeting by a stockholder pursuant to clause (iii) of Section 5(a), the stockholder must deliver written notice to the Secretary at the principal executive offices of the corporation on a timely basis as set forth in Section 5(b)(iii) and must update and supplement such written notice on a timely basis as set forth in Section 5(c). Such stockholder’s notice shall set forth: (A) as to each nominee such stockholder proposes to nominate at the meeting: (1) the name, age, business address and residence address of such nominee; (2) the principal occupation or employment of such nominee; (3) the class or series and number of shares of each class or series of capital stock of the corporation that are owned beneficially and of record by such nominee; (4) the date or dates on which such shares were acquired and the investment intent of such acquisition; (5) a statement whether such nominee, if elected, intends to tender, promptly following such person’s failure to receive the required vote for election or re-election at the next meeting at which such person would face election or re-election, an irrevocable resignation effective upon acceptance of such resignation by the Board of Directors; and (6) such other information concerning such nominee as would be required to be disclosed in a proxy statement soliciting proxies for the election of such nominee as a director in an election contest (even if an election contest is not involved), or that is otherwise required to be disclosed pursuant to Section 14 of the 1934 Act and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder (including such person’s written consent to being named in the corporation’s proxy statement and associated proxy card as a nominee of the stockholder and to serving as a director if elected); and (B) the information required by Section 5(b)(iv). The corporation may require any proposed nominee to furnish such other information as it may reasonably require to determine the eligibility of such proposed nominee to serve (i) as an independent director (as such term is used in any applicable stock exchange listing requirements or applicable law) of the corporation or (ii) on any committee or sub-committee of the Board of Directors under any applicable stock exchange listing requirements or applicable law, and that could be material to a reasonable stockholder’s understanding of the independence, or lack thereof, of such proposed nominee.

 

(ii) Other than proposals sought to be included in the corporation’s proxy materials pursuant to Rule 14a-8 under the 1934 Act, for business other than nominations for the election to the Board of Directors to be properly brought before an annual meeting by a stockholder pursuant to clause (iii) of Section 5(a), the stockholder must deliver written notice to the Secretary at the principal executive offices of the corporation on a timely basis as set forth in Section 5(b)(iii), and must update and supplement such written notice on a timely basis as set forth in Section 5(c). Such stockholder’s notice shall set forth: (A) as to each matter such stockholder proposes to bring before the meeting, a brief description of the business desired to be brought before the meeting, the text of the proposal or business (including the text of any resolutions proposed for consideration and in the event that such business includes a proposal to amend these Bylaws, the language of the proposed amendment), the reasons for conducting such business at the meeting, and any material interest (including any anticipated benefit of such business to any Proponent (as defined below) other than solely as a result of its ownership of the corporation’s capital stock, that is material to any Proponent individually, or to the Proponents in the aggregate) in such business of any Proponent; and (B) the information required by Section 5(b)(iv).

 

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(iii) To be timely, the written notice required by Section 5(b)(i) or 5(b)(ii) must be received by the Secretary at the principal executive offices of the corporation not later than the close of business on the 90th day, nor earlier than the close of business on the 120th day, prior to the first anniversary of the preceding year’s annual meeting; provided, however, that, subject to the last sentence of this Section 5(b)(iii), in the event that (A) the date of the annual meeting is advanced more than 30 days prior to or delayed by more than 30 days after the anniversary of the preceding year’s annual meeting, notice by the stockholder to be timely must be so received not earlier than the close of business on the 120th day prior to such annual meeting and not later than the close of business on the later of the 90th day prior to such annual meeting or, if later than the 90th day prior to such annual meeting, the 10th day following the day on which public announcement of the date of such meeting is first made by the corporation or (B) the corporation did not have an annual meeting in the preceding year, notice by the stockholder to be timely must be so received not later than the 10th day following the day on which public announcement of the date of such meeting is first made. In no event shall an adjournment or postponement of an annual meeting for which notice has been given, or the public announcement thereof has been made, commence a new time period (or extend any time period) for the giving of a stockholder’s notice as described above.

 

(iv) The written notice required by Section 5(b)(i) or 5(b)(ii) shall also set forth, as of the date of the notice and as to the stockholder giving the notice and the beneficial owner, if any, on whose behalf the nomination or proposal is made (each, a “Proponent” and collectively, the “Proponents”): (A) the name and address of each Proponent, as they appear on the corporation’s books; (B) the class or series and number of shares of each class of capital stock of the corporation that are owned of record and beneficially by each Proponent; (C) a description of any agreement, arrangement or understanding (whether oral or in writing) with respect to such nomination or proposal between or among any Proponent and any of its affiliates or associates, and any others (including their names) acting in concert, or otherwise under the agreement, arrangement or understanding, with any of the foregoing; (D) a representation that the Proponents are holders of record or beneficial owners, as the case may be, of shares of the corporation entitled to vote at the meeting and intend to appear in person or by proxy at the meeting to nominate the person or persons specified in the notice (with respect to a notice under Section 5(b)(i)) or to propose the business that is specified in the notice (with respect to a notice under Section 5(b)(ii)); (E) a representation as to whether the Proponents intend to deliver a proxy statement and form of proxy to holders of a sufficient number of holders of the corporation’s voting shares to elect such nominee or nominees (with respect to a notice under Section 5(b)(i)) or to carry such proposal (with respect to a notice under Section 5(b)(ii)); (F) to the extent known by any Proponent, the name and address of any other stockholder supporting the proposal on the date of such stockholder’s notice; and (G) a description of all Derivative Transactions (as defined below) by each Proponent during the previous 12-month period, including the date of the transactions and the class, series and number of securities involved in, and the material economic terms of, such Derivative Transactions.

 

(c) A stockholder providing the written notice required by Section 5(b)(i) or 5(b)(ii) shall update and supplement such notice in writing, if necessary, so that the information provided or required to be provided in such notice is true and correct in all material respects as of (i) the record date for the meeting and (ii) the date that is five Business Days (as defined below) prior to the meeting and, in the event of any adjournment thereof, five Business Days prior to such adjourned meeting. In the case of an update and supplement pursuant to clause (i) of this Section 5(c), such update and supplement shall be received by the Secretary at the principal executive offices of the corporation not later than five Business Days after the record date for the meeting. In the case of an update and supplement pursuant to clause (ii) of this Section 5(c), such update and supplement shall be received by the Secretary at the principal executive offices of the corporation not later than two Business Days prior to the date for the meeting, and, in the event of any adjournment thereof, two Business Days prior to such adjourned meeting.

 

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(d) A person shall not be eligible for election or re-election as a director unless the person is nominated either in accordance with clause (ii) or clause (iii) of Section 5(a). Except as otherwise required by law, the Chairperson of the meeting shall have the power and duty to determine whether a nomination or any business proposed to be brought before the meeting was made, or proposed, as the case may be, in accordance with the procedures set forth in these Bylaws and, if any proposed nomination or business is not in compliance with these Bylaws, or the Proponent does not act in accordance with the representations in Sections 5(b)(iv)(D) and 5(b)(iv)(E), to declare that such proposal or nomination shall not be presented for stockholder action at the meeting and shall be disregarded, notwithstanding that proxies in respect of such nomination or such business may have been solicited or received.

 

(e) Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this Section 5, in order to include information with respect to a stockholder proposal in the proxy statement and form of proxy for a stockholders’ meeting, a stockholder must also comply with all applicable requirements of the 1934 Act and the rules and regulations thereunder. Nothing in these Bylaws shall be deemed to affect any rights of stockholders to request inclusion of proposals in the corporation’s proxy statement pursuant to Rule 14a-8 under the 1934 Act; provided, however, that any references in these Bylaws to the 1934 Act or the rules and regulations thereunder are not intended to and shall not limit the requirements applicable to proposals and/or nominations to be considered pursuant to Section 5(a).

 

(f) Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, in the event that the number of directors to be elected to the Board of Directors at the annual meeting is increased effective after the time period for which nominations would otherwise be due under Section 5(b)(iii) and there is no public announcement by the corporation naming the nominees for the additional directorships at least 100 days prior to the first anniversary of the preceding year’s annual meeting, a stockholder’s notice required by this Section 5 shall also be considered timely, but only with respect to nominees for the additional directorships, if it shall be delivered to the Secretary at the principal executive offices of the corporation not later than the close of business on the 10th day following the day on which such public announcement is first made by the corporation.

 

(g) For purposes of Sections 5 and 6,

 

(i) affiliates” and “associates” shall have the meanings set forth in Rule 405 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “1933 Act”);

 

(ii) Business Day” means any day other than Saturday, Sunday or a day on which banks are closed in New York City, New York.

 

(iii) Derivative Transaction” means any agreement, arrangement, interest or understanding entered into by, or on behalf or for the benefit of, any Proponent or any of its affiliates or associates, whether record or beneficial: (A) the value of which is derived in whole or in part from the value of any class or series of shares or other securities of the corporation; (B) that otherwise provides any direct or indirect opportunity to gain or share in any gain derived from a change in the value of securities of the corporation; (C) the effect or intent of which is to mitigate loss, manage risk or benefit of security value or price changes; or (D) that provides the right to vote or increase or decrease the voting power of, such Proponent, or any of its affiliates or associates, with respect to any securities of the corporation, which agreement, arrangement, interest or understanding may include, without limitation, any option, warrant, debt position, note, bond, convertible security, swap, stock appreciation right, short position, profit interest, hedge, right to dividends, voting agreement, performance-related fee or arrangement to borrow or lend shares (whether or not subject to payment, settlement, exercise or conversion in any such class or series), and any proportionate interest of such Proponent in the securities of the corporation held by any general or limited partnership, or any limited liability company, of which such Proponent is, directly or indirectly, a general partner or managing member; and

 

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(iv) public announcement” shall mean disclosure in a press release reported by the Dow Jones Newswires, Associated Press or comparable national news service or in a document publicly filed by the corporation with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) pursuant to Section 13, 14 or 15(d) of the 1934 Act or by such other means reasonably designed to inform the public or security holders in general of such information including, without limitation, posting on the corporation’s investor relations website.

 

Section 6. Special Meetings.

 

(a) Special meetings of the stockholders of the corporation may be called, for any purpose as is a proper matter for stockholder action under Delaware law, only by (i) the Chairperson of the Board of Directors, (ii) the Chief Executive Officer, or (iii) the Board of Directors pursuant to a resolution adopted by the Board of Directors, and may not be called by any other person.

 

(b) For a special meeting called pursuant to Section 6(a), the person(s) calling the meeting shall determine the time and place, if any, of the meeting; provided, however, that only the Board of Directors or a duly authorized committee thereof may authorize a meeting solely by means of remote communication. Upon determination of the time and place, if any, of the meeting, the Secretary shall cause a notice of meeting to be given to the stockholders entitled to vote, in accordance with the provisions of Section 7. No business may be transacted at a special meeting otherwise than as specified in the notice of meeting.

 

(c) Nominations of persons for election to the Board of Directors may be made at a special meeting of stockholders at which directors are to be elected (i) by or at the direction of the Board of Directors or a duly authorized committee thereof or (ii) by any stockholder of the corporation who is a stockholder of record at the time of giving notice provided for in this paragraph, who is entitled to vote at the meeting and who delivers written notice to the Secretary setting forth the information required by Section 5(b)(i) and the information required by Section 5(b)(iv). In the event the corporation calls a special meeting of stockholders for the purpose of electing one or more directors to the Board of Directors, any such stockholder of record may nominate a person or persons (as the case may be), for election to such position(s) as specified in the corporation’s notice of meeting, if written notice setting forth the information required by Section 5(b)(i) and the information required by Section 5(b)(iv) shall be received by the Secretary at the principal executive offices of the corporation not later than the close of business on the later of the 90th day prior to such meeting or the 10th day following the day on which the corporation first makes a public announcement of the date of the special meeting at which directors are to be elected. The stockholder shall also update and supplement such information as required under Section 5(c). In no event shall an adjournment of a special meeting for which notice has been given, or the public announcement thereof has been made, commence a new time period for the giving of a stockholder’s notice as described above.

 

(d) A person shall not be eligible for election or re-election as a director unless the person is nominated either in accordance with clause (ii) or clause (iii) of Section 5(a). Except as otherwise required by law, the Chairperson of the meeting shall have the power and duty to determine whether a nomination was made in accordance with the procedures set forth in these Bylaws and, if any nomination or business is not in compliance with these Bylaws, to declare that such nomination shall not be presented for stockholder action at the meeting and shall be disregarded, notwithstanding that proxies in respect of such nomination may have been solicited or received.

 

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(e) Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this Section 6, a stockholder must also comply with all applicable requirements of the 1934 Act and the rules and regulations thereunder with respect to matters set forth in this Section 6. Nothing in these Bylaws shall be deemed to affect any rights of stockholders to request inclusion of proposals in the corporation’s proxy statement pursuant to Rule 14a-8 under the 1934 Act; provided, however, that any references in these Bylaws to the 1934 Act or the rules and regulations thereunder are not intended to and shall not limit the requirements applicable to nominations for the election to the Board of Directors or proposals of other businesses to be considered pursuant to Section 6(c).

 

Section 7. Notice of Meetings. Except as otherwise provided by law, notice, given in writing or by electronic transmission, of each meeting of stockholders shall be given not fewer than 10 nor more than 60 days before the date of the meeting to each stockholder entitled to vote at such meeting, such notice to specify the place, if any, date and hour, in the case of special meetings, the purpose or purposes of the meeting, and the means of remote communications, if any, by which stockholders and proxy holders may be deemed to be present in person and vote at any such meeting. If mailed, notice is given when deposited in the United States mail, postage prepaid, directed to the stockholder at such stockholder’s address as it appears on the records of the corporation. If sent via electronic transmission, notice is given when directed to such stockholder’s electronic mail address. Notice of the time, place, if any, and purpose of any meeting of stockholders (to the extent required) may be waived in writing, signed by the person entitled to notice thereof or by electronic transmission by such person, either before or after such meeting, and will be waived by any stockholder by his or her attendance thereat in person, by remote communication, if applicable, or by proxy, except when the stockholder attends a meeting for the express purpose of objecting, at the beginning of the meeting, to the transaction of any business because the meeting is not lawfully called or convened. Any stockholder so waiving notice of such meeting shall be bound by the proceedings of any such meeting in all respects as if due notice thereof had been given.

 

Section 8. Quorum. At all meetings of stockholders, except where otherwise provided by statute or by the Certificate of Incorporation, or by these Bylaws, the presence, in person, by remote communication, if applicable, or by proxy duly authorized, of the holders of a majority of the voting power of the outstanding shares of stock entitled to vote at the meeting shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. In the absence of a quorum, any meeting of stockholders may be adjourned, from time to time, either by the Chairperson of the meeting or by vote of the holders of a majority of the voting power of the shares represented thereat and entitled to vote thereon, but no other business shall be transacted at such meeting. The stockholders present at a duly called or convened meeting, at which a quorum is present, may continue to transact business until adjournment, notwithstanding the withdrawal of enough stockholders to leave less than a quorum. Except as otherwise provided by statute or by applicable stock exchange rules, or by the Certificate of Incorporation or these Bylaws, in all matters other than the election of directors, the affirmative vote of the holders of a majority of the voting power of the shares present in person, by remote communication, if applicable, or represented by proxy duly authorized at the meeting and entitled to vote generally on the subject matter shall be the act of the stockholders. Except as otherwise provided by statute, the Certificate of Incorporation or these Bylaws, directors shall be elected by a plurality of the votes of the shares present in person, by remote communication, if applicable, or represented by proxy duly authorized at the meeting and entitled to vote generally on the election of directors. Where a separate vote by a class or classes or series is required, except where otherwise provided by statute, by applicable stock exchange rules or by the Certificate of Incorporation or these Bylaws, a majority of the voting power of the outstanding shares of such class or classes or series, present in person, by remote communication, if applicable, or represented by proxy duly authorized, shall constitute a quorum entitled to take action with respect to that vote on that matter. Except where otherwise provided by statute, by applicable stock exchange rules or by the Certificate of Incorporation or these Bylaws, the affirmative vote of the holders of a majority (plurality, in the case of the election of directors) of voting power of such class or classes or series present in person, by remote communication, if applicable, or represented by proxy at the meeting shall be the act of such class or classes or series.

 

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Section 9. Adjournment and Notice of Adjourned Meetings. Any meeting of stockholders, whether annual or special, may be adjourned from time to time either by the person(s) who called the meeting or the Chairperson of the meeting, or by the vote of the holders of a majority of the voting power of the shares present in person, by remote communication, if applicable, or represented by proxy duly authorized at the meeting and entitled to vote thereon. When a meeting is adjourned to another time or place, if any, notice need not be given of the adjourned meeting if the time and place, if any, thereof are announced at the meeting at which the adjournment is taken. At the adjourned meeting, the corporation may transact any business that might have been transacted at the original meeting. If the adjournment is for more than 30 days, a notice of the adjourned meeting shall be given to each stockholder of record entitled to vote at the meeting. If after the adjournment a new record date for determination of stockholders entitled to vote is fixed for the adjourned meeting, the Board of Directors shall fix as the record date for determining stockholders entitled to notice of such adjourned meeting the same or an earlier date as that fixed for determination of stockholders entitled to vote at the adjourned meeting, and shall give notice of the adjourned meeting to each stockholder of record as of the record date so fixed for notice of such adjourned meeting.

 

Section 10. Voting Rights. For the purpose of determining those stockholders entitled to vote at any meeting of the stockholders, except as otherwise provided by law, only persons in whose names shares stand on the stock records of the corporation on the record date shall be entitled to vote at any meeting of stockholders. Every person entitled to vote shall have the right to do so either in person, by remote communication, if applicable, or by an agent or agents authorized by a proxy granted in accordance with Delaware law. An agent so appointed need not be a stockholder. No proxy shall be voted after three years from its date of creation unless the proxy provides for a longer period. A proxy shall be irrevocable if it states that it is irrevocable and if, and only as long as, it is coupled with an interest sufficient in law to support an irrevocable power. A stockholder may revoke any proxy which is not irrevocable by attending the meeting and voting in person or by delivering to the Secretary a revocation of the proxy or a new proxy bearing a later date. Voting at meetings of stockholders need not be by written ballot.

 

Section 11. Joint Owners of Stock. If shares or other securities having voting power stand of record in the names of two or more persons, whether fiduciaries, members of a partnership, joint tenants, tenants in common, tenants by the entirety, or otherwise, or if two or more persons have the same fiduciary relationship respecting the same shares, unless the Secretary is given written notice to the contrary and is furnished with a copy of the instrument or order appointing them or creating the relationship wherein it is so provided, their acts with respect to voting shall have the following effect: (a) if only one votes, his or her act binds all; (b) if more than one votes, the act of the majority so voting binds all; (c) if more than one votes, but the vote is evenly split on any particular matter, each faction may vote the securities in question proportionally, or may apply to the Delaware Court of Chancery for relief as provided in DGCL Section 217(b). If the instrument filed with the Secretary shows that any such tenancy is held in unequal interests, a majority or even-split for the purpose of subsection (c) of this Section 11 shall be a majority or even-split in interest.

 

Section 12. List of Stockholders. The corporation shall prepare, at least 10 days before every meeting of stockholders, a complete list of the stockholders entitled to vote at said meeting, arranged in alphabetical order, showing the address of each stockholder and the number and class of shares registered in the name of each stockholder. Such list shall be open to the examination of any stockholder, for any purpose germane to the meeting, (a) on a reasonably accessible electronic network, provided that the information required to gain access to such list is provided with the notice of the meeting, or (b) during ordinary business hours, at the principal place of business of the corporation. In the event that the corporation determines to make the list available on an electronic network, the corporation may take reasonable steps to ensure that such information is available only to stockholders of the corporation. The list shall be open to examination of any stockholder during the time of the meeting as provided by law.

 

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Section 13. Action without Meeting. Any action required or permitted to be taken at any annual or special meeting of stockholders of the corporation may be taken without a meeting, without prior notice and without a vote only to the extent permitted by and in the manner provided in the Certificate of Incorporation and in accordance with applicable law.

 

Section 14. Organization.

 

(a) At every meeting of stockholders, the Chairperson of the Board of Directors, or, if a Chairperson of the Board of Directors has not been appointed, is absent or refuses to act, the Chief Executive Officer, or, if no Chief Executive Officer is then serving, is absent or refuses to act, the President, or, if the President is absent or refuses to act, a Chairperson of the meeting designated by the Board of Directors, or, if the Board of Directors does not designate such Chairperson, a Chairperson chosen by a majority of the voting power of the stockholders entitled to vote, present in person or by proxy duly authorized, shall act as Chairperson. The Chairperson of the Board of Directors may appoint the Chief Executive Officer as Chairperson of the meeting. The Secretary, or, in his or her absence, an Assistant Secretary or other officer or other person directed to do so by the Chairperson of the meeting, shall act as secretary of the meeting.

 

(b) The Board of Directors shall be entitled to make such rules or regulations for the conduct of meetings of stockholders as it shall deem necessary, appropriate or convenient. Subject to such rules and regulations of the Board of Directors, if any, the Chairperson of the meeting shall have the right and authority to convene and (for any or no reason) to recess and/or adjourn the meeting, to prescribe such rules, regulations and procedures and to do all such acts as, in the judgment of such Chairperson, are necessary, appropriate or convenient for the proper conduct of the meeting, including, without limitation, establishing an agenda or order of business for the meeting, rules and procedures for maintaining order at the meeting and the safety of those present, limitations on participation in such meeting to stockholders of record of the corporation and their duly authorized and constituted proxies and such other persons as the Chairperson shall permit, restrictions on entry to the meeting after the time fixed for the commencement thereof, limitations on the time allotted to questions or comments by participants and regulation of the opening and closing of the polls for balloting on matters which are to be voted on by ballot. The date and time of the opening and closing of the polls for each matter upon which the stockholders will vote at the meeting shall be announced at the meeting. Unless and to the extent determined by the Board of Directors or the Chairperson of the meeting, meetings of stockholders shall not be required to be held in accordance with rules of parliamentary procedure.

 

ARTICLE IV

Directors

 

Section 15. Number and Term of Office. The authorized number of directors of the corporation shall be fixed in accordance with the Certificate of Incorporation. Directors need not be stockholders.

 

Section 16. Powers. Except as otherwise provided in the Certificate of Incorporation or the DGCL, the business and affairs of the corporation shall be managed by or under the direction of the Board of Directors.

 

Section 17. Classes of Directors. The directors shall be divided into classes as and to the extent provided in the Certificate of Incorporation, except as otherwise required by applicable law.

 

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Section 18. Vacancies. Vacancies on the Board of Directors shall be filled as provided in the Certificate of Incorporation, except as otherwise required by applicable law.

 

Section 19. Resignation. Any director may resign at any time by delivering his or her notice in writing or by electronic transmission to the Secretary, such resignation to specify whether it will be effective at a particular time. If no such specification is made, the resignation shall be deemed effective at the time of delivery of the resignation to the Secretary.

 

Section 20. Removal.

 

(a) Subject to the rights of holders of any series of Preferred Stock to elect additional directors under specified circumstances, neither the Board of Directors nor any individual director may be removed without cause.

 

(b) Subject to any limitation imposed by law, any individual director or directors may be removed with cause by the affirmative vote of the holders of at least 66 2/3% of the voting power of all then outstanding shares of capital stock of the corporation entitled to vote generally at an election of directors.

 

Section 21. Meetings.

 

(a) Regular Meetings. Unless otherwise restricted by the Certificate of Incorporation, regular meetings of the Board of Directors may be held at any time or date and at any place within or without the State of Delaware which has been designated by the Board of Directors and publicized among all directors, either orally or in writing, by telephone, including a voice-messaging system or other system designed to record and communicate messages, facsimile or by electronic mail or other electronic means. No further notice shall be required for regular meetings of the Board of Directors.

 

(b) Special Meetings. Unless otherwise restricted by the Certificate of Incorporation, special meetings of the Board of Directors may be held at any time and place within or without the State of Delaware whenever called by the Chairperson of the Board, the Chief Executive Officer or the Board of Directors.

 

(c) Meetings by Electronic Communications Equipment. Any member of the Board of Directors, or of any committee thereof, may participate in a meeting by means of conference telephone or other communications equipment by means of which all persons participating in the meeting can hear each other, and participation in a meeting by such means shall constitute presence in person at such meeting.

 

(d) Notice of Special Meetings. Notice of the time and place of all special meetings of the Board of Directors shall be given orally or in writing, by telephone, including a voice messaging system or other system or technology designed to record and communicate messages, facsimile, telegraph or telex, or by electronic mail or other electronic means, during normal business hours, at least 24 hours before the date and time of the meeting. If notice is sent by U.S. mail, it shall be sent by first class mail, postage prepaid at least three days before the date of the meeting. Notice of any special meeting may be waived in writing or by electronic transmission at any time before or after the meeting and will be waived by any director by attendance thereat, except when the director attends the meeting for the express purpose of objecting, at the beginning of the meeting, to the transaction of any business because the meeting is not lawfully called or convened.

 

(e) Waiver of Notice. The transaction of all business at any meeting of the Board of Directors, or any committee thereof, however called or noticed, or wherever held, shall be as valid as though it had been transacted at a meeting duly held after regular call and notice, if a quorum be present and if, either before or after the meeting, each of the directors not present who did not receive notice shall sign a written waiver of notice or shall waive notice by electronic transmission. All such waivers shall be filed with the corporate records or made a part of the minutes of the meeting. Notice of any meeting will be waived by any director by attendance thereat, except when the director attends the meeting for the express purpose of objecting, at the beginning of the meeting, to the transaction of any business because the meeting is not lawfully called or convened.

 

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Section 22. Quorum and Voting.

 

(a) Unless the Certificate of Incorporation requires a greater number, and except with respect to questions related to indemnification arising under Section 44 for which a quorum shall be one-third of the exact number of directors fixed from time to time, a quorum of the Board of Directors shall consist of a majority of the directors currently serving on the Board of Directors in accordance with the Certificate of Incorporation (but in no event less than one-third of the total authorized number of directors); provided, however, at any meeting whether a quorum be present or otherwise, a majority of the directors present may adjourn from time to time until the time fixed for the next regular meeting of the Board of Directors, without notice other than by announcement at the meeting.

 

(b) At each meeting of the Board of Directors at which a quorum is present, all questions and business shall be determined by the affirmative vote of a majority of the directors present, unless a different vote be required by law, the Certificate of Incorporation or these Bylaws.

 

Section 23. Action without Meeting. Unless otherwise restricted by the Certificate of Incorporation or these Bylaws, any action required or permitted to be taken at any meeting of the Board of Directors or of any committee thereof may be taken without a meeting, if all members of the Board of Directors or committee, as the case may be, consent thereto in writing or by electronic transmission. The consent or consents shall be filed with the minutes of proceedings of the Board of Directors or committee.

 

Section 24. Fees and Compensation. Directors shall be entitled to such compensation for their services as may be approved by the Board of Directors or a committee thereof to which the Board of Directors has delegated such responsibility and authority, including, if so approved, by resolution of the Board of Directors or a committee thereof to which the Board of Directors has delegated such responsibility and authority, a fixed sum and expenses of attendance, if any, for attendance at each regular or special meeting of the Board of Directors and at any meeting of a committee of the Board of Directors. Nothing herein contained shall be construed to preclude any director from serving the corporation in any other capacity as an officer, agent, employee, or otherwise and receiving compensation therefor.

 

Section 25. Committees.

 

(a) Executive Committee. The Board of Directors may appoint an Executive Committee to consist of one or more members of the Board of Directors. The Executive Committee, to the extent permitted by law and provided in the resolution of the Board of Directors, shall have and may exercise all the powers and authority of the Board of Directors in the management of the business and affairs of the corporation, and may authorize the seal of the corporation to be affixed to all papers which may require it; but no such committee shall have the power or authority in reference to (i) approving or adopting, or recommending to the stockholders, any action or matter (other than the election or removal of directors) expressly required by the DGCL to be submitted to stockholders for approval, or (ii) adopting, amending or repealing any Bylaw of the corporation.

 

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(b) Other Committees. The Board of Directors may, from time to time, appoint such other committees as may be permitted by law. Such other committees appointed by the Board of Directors shall consist of one or more members of the Board of Directors and shall have such powers and perform such duties as may be prescribed by the resolution or resolutions creating such committees, but in no event shall any such committee have the powers denied to the Executive Committee in these Bylaws.

 

(c) Term. The Board of Directors, subject to any requirements of any outstanding series of Preferred Stock and the provisions of subsections (a) or (b) of this Section 25, may at any time increase or decrease the number of members of a committee or terminate the existence of a committee. The membership of a committee member shall terminate on the date of his or her death or voluntary resignation from the committee or from the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors may at any time for any reason remove any individual committee member and the Board of Directors may fill any committee vacancy created by death, resignation, removal or increase in the number of members of the committee. The Board of Directors may designate one or more directors as alternate members of any committee, who may replace any absent or disqualified member at any meeting of the committee, and, in addition, in the absence or disqualification of any member of a committee, the member or members thereof present at any meeting and not disqualified from voting, whether or not he or they constitute a quorum, may unanimously appoint another member of the Board of Directors to act at the meeting in the place of any such absent or disqualified member.

 

(d) Meetings. Unless the Board of Directors shall otherwise provide, regular meetings of the Executive Committee or any other committee appointed pursuant to this Section 25 shall be held at such times and places as are determined by the Board of Directors, or by any such committee, and when notice thereof has been given to each member of such committee, no further notice of such regular meetings need be given thereafter. Special meetings of any such committee may be held at any place which has been determined from time to time by such committee, and may be called by any director who is a member of such committee, upon notice to the members of such committee of the time and place of such special meeting given in the manner provided for the giving of notice to members of the Board of Directors of the time and place of special meetings of the Board of Directors. Notice of any regular or special meeting of any committee may be waived in writing or by electronic transmission at any time before or after the meeting and will be waived by any director by attendance thereat, except when the director attends such regular or special meeting for the express purpose of objecting, at the beginning of the meeting, to the transaction of any business because the meeting is not lawfully called or convened. Unless otherwise provided by the Board of Directors in the resolutions authorizing the creation of the committee, a majority of the authorized number of members of any such committee shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, and the act of a majority of those present at any meeting at which a quorum is present shall be the act of such committee. Unless the Board of Directors shall otherwise provide, each committee shall conduct its business in the same manner as the Board of Directors conducts its business pursuant to Article IV of these Bylaws.

 

Section 26. Duties of Chairperson of the Board of Directors. The Chairperson of the Board of Directors, if appointed and when present, shall preside at all meetings of the stockholders and the Board of Directors. The Chairperson of the Board of Directors shall perform other duties commonly incident to the office and shall also perform such other duties and have such other powers, as the Board of Directors shall designate from time to time.

 

Section 27. Organization. At every meeting of the directors, the Chairperson of the Board of Directors, or, if a Chairperson has not been appointed or is absent, the Chief Executive Officer (if a director), or, if a Chief Executive Officer is absent, the President (if a director), or if the President is absent, the most senior Vice President (if a director), or, in the absence of any such person, a Chairperson of the meeting chosen by a majority of the directors present, shall preside over the meeting. The Secretary, or in his or her absence, any Assistant Secretary or other officer, director or other person directed to do so by the person presiding over the meeting, shall act as secretary of the meeting.

 

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ARTICLE V

Officers

 

Section 28. Officers Designated. The officers of the corporation shall include, if and when designated by the Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer, the President, one or more Vice Presidents, the Secretary, the Chief Financial Officer and the Treasurer. The Board of Directors may also appoint one or more Assistant Secretaries and Assistant Treasurers and such other officers and agents with such powers and duties as it shall deem necessary. The Board of Directors may assign such additional titles to one or more of the officers as it shall deem appropriate. Any one person may hold any number of offices of the corporation at any one time unless specifically prohibited therefrom by law. The salaries and other compensation of the officers of the corporation shall be fixed by or in the manner designated by the Board of Directors or a committee thereof to which the Board of Directors has delegated such responsibility.

 

Section 29. Tenure and Duties of Officers.

 

(a) General. All officers shall hold office at the pleasure of the Board of Directors and until their successors shall have been duly elected and qualified, unless sooner removed. If the office of any officer becomes vacant for any reason, the vacancy may be filled by the Board of Directors.

 

(b) Duties of Chief Executive Officer. The Chief Executive Officer shall preside at all meetings of the stockholders and at all meetings of the Board of Directors (if a director), unless the Chairperson of the Board of Directors has been appointed and is present. Unless an officer has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the corporation, the President shall be the chief executive officer of the corporation and shall, subject to the control of the Board of Directors, have general supervision, direction and control of the business and officers of the corporation. To the extent that a Chief Executive Officer has been appointed and no President has been appointed, all references in these Bylaws to the President shall be deemed references to the Chief Executive Officer. The Chief Executive Officer shall perform other duties commonly incident to the office and shall also perform such other duties and have such other powers, as the Board of Directors shall designate from time to time.

 

(c) Duties of President. The President shall preside at all meetings of the stockholders and at all meetings of the Board of Directors (if a director), unless the Chairperson of the Board of Directors, or the Chief Executive Officer has been appointed and is present. Unless another officer has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the corporation, the President shall be the chief executive officer of the corporation and shall, subject to the control of the Board of Directors, have general supervision, direction and control of the business and officers of the corporation. The President shall perform other duties commonly incident to the office and shall also perform such other duties and have such other powers, as the Board of Directors (or the Chief Executive Officer, if the Chief Executive Officer and President are not the same person and the Board of Directors has delegated the designation of the President’s duties to the Chief Executive Officer) shall designate from time to time.

 

(d) Duties of Vice Presidents. A Vice President may assume and perform the duties of the President in the absence or disability of the President or whenever the office of President is vacant (unless the duties of the President are being filled by the Chief Executive Officer). A Vice President shall perform other duties commonly incident to their office and shall also perform such other duties and have such other powers as the Board of Directors or the Chief Executive Officer, or, if the Chief Executive Officer has not been appointed or is absent, the President shall designate from time to time.

 

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(e) Duties of Secretary. The Secretary shall attend all meetings of the stockholders and of the Board of Directors and shall record all acts and proceedings thereof in the minute book of the corporation. The Secretary shall give notice in conformity with these Bylaws of all meetings of the stockholders and of all meetings of the Board of Directors and any committee thereof requiring notice. The Secretary shall perform all other duties provided for in these Bylaws and other duties commonly incident to the office and shall also perform such other duties and have such other powers, as the Board of Directors shall designate from time to time. The Chief Executive Officer, or if no Chief Executive Officer is then serving, the President may direct any Assistant Secretary or other officer to assume and perform the duties of the Secretary in the absence or disability of the Secretary, and each Assistant Secretary shall perform other duties commonly incident to the office and shall also perform such other duties and have such other powers as the Board of Directors or the Chief Executive Officer, or if no Chief Executive Officer is then serving, the President shall designate from time to time.

 

(f) Duties of Chief Financial Officer. The Chief Financial Officer shall keep or cause to be kept the books of account of the corporation in a thorough and proper manner and shall render statements of the financial affairs of the corporation in such form and as often as required by the Board of Directors or the Chief Executive Officer, or if no Chief Executive Officer is then serving, the President. The Chief Financial Officer, subject to the order of the Board of Directors, shall have the custody of all funds and securities of the corporation. The Chief Financial Officer shall perform other duties commonly incident to the office and shall also perform such other duties and have such other powers as the Board of Directors or the Chief Executive Officer, or if no Chief Executive Officer is then serving, the President shall designate from time to time. To the extent that a Chief Financial Officer has been appointed and no Treasurer has been appointed, all references in these Bylaws to the Treasurer shall be deemed references to the Chief Financial Officer. The President may direct the Treasurer, if any, or any Assistant Treasurer, or the controller or any assistant controller to assume and perform the duties of the Chief Financial Officer in the absence or disability of the Chief Financial Officer, and each Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer and each controller and assistant controller shall perform other duties commonly incident to the office and shall also perform such other duties and have such other powers as the Board of Directors or the Chief Executive Officer, or if no Chief Executive Officer is then serving, the President shall designate from time to time.

 

(g) Duties of Treasurer. Unless another officer has been appointed Chief Financial Officer of the corporation, the Treasurer shall be the chief financial officer of the corporation and shall keep or cause to be kept the books of account of the corporation in a thorough and proper manner and shall render statements of the financial affairs of the corporation in such form and as often as required by the Board of Directors or the Chief Executive Officer, or if no Chief Executive Officer is then serving, the President, and, subject to the order of the Board of Directors, shall have the custody of all funds and securities of the corporation. The Treasurer shall perform other duties commonly incident to the office and shall also perform such other duties and have such other powers as the Board of Directors or the Chief Executive Officer, or if no Chief Executive Officer is then serving, the President and Chief Financial Officer (if not Treasurer) shall designate from time to time.

 

Section 30. Delegation of Authority. The Board of Directors may from time to time delegate the powers or duties of any officer to any other officer or agent, notwithstanding any provision hereof.

 

Section 31. Resignations. Any officer may resign at any time by giving notice in writing or by electronic transmission to the Board of Directors or to the Chief Executive Officer, or if no Chief Executive Officer is then serving, to the President or to the Secretary. Any such resignation shall be effective when received by the person or persons to whom such notice is given, unless a later time is specified therein, in which event the resignation shall become effective at such later time. Unless otherwise specified in such notice, the acceptance of any such resignation shall not be necessary to make it effective. Any resignation shall be without prejudice to the rights, if any, of the corporation under any contract with the resigning officer.

 

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Section 32. Removal. Any officer may be removed from office at any time, either with or without cause, by the Board of Directors, or by any committee or superior officer upon whom such power of removal may have been conferred by the Board of Directors.

 

ARTICLE VI

Execution Of Corporate Instruments And Voting
Of Securities Owned By The Corporation

 

Section 33. Execution of Corporate Instruments. The Board of Directors may, in its discretion, determine the method and designate the signatory officer or officers, or other person or persons, to execute on behalf of the corporation any corporate instrument or document, or to sign on behalf of the corporation the corporate name without limitation, or to enter into contracts on behalf of the corporation, except where otherwise provided by applicable law or these Bylaws, and such execution or signature shall be binding upon the corporation. All checks and drafts drawn on banks or other depositaries on funds to the credit of the corporation or in special accounts of the corporation shall be signed by such person or persons as the Board of Directors shall authorize so to do. Unless authorized or ratified by the Board of Directors or within the agency power of an officer, no officer, agent or employee shall have any power or authority to bind the corporation by any contract or engagement or to pledge its credit or to render it liable for any purpose or for any amount.

 

Section 34. Voting of Securities Owned by the Corporation. All stock and other securities and interests of other corporations and entities owned or held by the corporation for itself, or for other parties in any capacity, shall be voted, and all proxies with respect thereto shall be executed, by the person authorized so to do by resolution of the Board of Directors, or, in the absence of such authorization, by the Chairperson of the Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer, the President, or any Vice President.

 

ARTICLE VII

Shares Of Stock

 

Section 35. Form and Execution of Certificates. The shares of the corporation shall be represented by certificates, or shall be uncertificated if so provided by resolution or resolutions of the Board of Directors. Certificates for the shares of stock, if any, shall be in such form as is consistent with the Certificate of Incorporation and applicable law. Every holder of stock in the corporation represented by certificates shall be entitled to have a certificate signed by, or in the name of, the corporation by any two authorized officers of the corporation, certifying the number of shares owned by such holder in the corporation. Any or all of the signatures on the certificate may be facsimiles. In case any officer, transfer agent, or registrar who has signed or whose facsimile signature has been placed upon a certificate shall have ceased to be such officer, transfer agent, or registrar before such certificate is issued, it may be issued with the same effect as if he were such officer, transfer agent, or registrar at the date of issue.

 

Section 36. Lost Certificates. A new certificate or certificates shall be issued in place of any certificate or certificates theretofore issued by the corporation alleged to have been lost, stolen, or destroyed, upon the making of an affidavit of that fact by the person claiming the certificate of stock to be lost, stolen, or destroyed. The corporation may require, as a condition precedent to the issuance of a new certificate or certificates, the owner of such lost, stolen, or destroyed certificate or certificates, or the owner’s legal representative, to agree to indemnify the corporation in such manner as it shall require or to give the corporation a surety bond in such form and amount as it may direct as indemnity against any claim that may be made against the corporation with respect to the certificate alleged to have been lost, stolen, or destroyed.

 

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Section 37. Transfers.

 

(a) Transfers of record of shares of stock of the corporation shall be made only upon its books by the holders thereof, in person or by attorney duly authorized, and, in the case of stock represented by certificate, upon the surrender of a properly endorsed certificate or certificates for a like number of shares.

 

(b) The corporation shall have power to enter into and perform any agreement with any number of stockholders of any one or more classes of stock of the corporation to restrict the transfer of shares of stock of the corporation of any one or more classes owned by such stockholders in any manner not prohibited by the DGCL.

 

Section 38. Fixing Record Dates.

 

(a) In order that the corporation may determine the stockholders entitled to notice of any meeting of stockholders or any adjournment thereof, the Board of Directors may fix a record date, which record date shall not precede the date upon which the resolution fixing the record date is adopted by the Board of Directors, and which record date shall, subject to applicable law, not be more than 60 nor fewer than 10 days before the date of such meeting. If the Board of Directors so fixes a date, such date shall also be the record date for determining the stockholders entitled to vote at such meeting unless the Board of Directors determines, at the time it fixes such record date, that a later date on or before the date of the meeting shall be the date for making such determination. If no record date is fixed by the Board of Directors, the record date for determining stockholders entitled to notice of or to vote at a meeting of stockholders shall be at the close of business on the day next preceding the day on which notice is given, or if notice is waived, at the close of business on the day next preceding the day on which the meeting is held. A determination of stockholders of record entitled to notice of or to vote at a meeting of stockholders shall apply to any adjournment of the meeting; provided, however, that the Board of Directors may fix a new record date for the adjourned meeting, and in such case shall also fix as the record date for stockholders entitled to notice of such adjourned meeting the same or an earlier date as that fixed for determination of stockholders entitled to vote in accordance herewith at the adjourned meeting.

 

(b) In order that the corporation may determine the stockholders entitled to receive payment of any dividend or other distribution or allotment of any rights or the stockholders entitled to exercise any rights in respect of any change, conversion or exchange of stock, or for the purpose of any other lawful action, the Board of Directors may fix, in advance, a record date, which record date shall not precede the date upon which the resolution fixing the record date is adopted, and which record date shall be not more than 60 days prior to such action. If no record date is fixed, the record date for determining stockholders for any such purpose shall be at the close of business on the day on which the Board of Directors adopts the resolution relating thereto.

 

Section 39. Registered Stockholders. The corporation shall be entitled to recognize the exclusive right of a person registered on its books as the owner of shares to receive dividends, and to vote as such owner, and shall not be bound to recognize any equitable or other claim to or interest in such share or shares on the part of any other person whether or not it shall have express or other notice thereof, except as otherwise provided by the laws of Delaware.

 

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ARTICLE VIII

Other Securities Of The Corporation

 

Section 40. Execution of Other Securities. All bonds, debentures and other corporate securities of the corporation, other than stock certificates (covered in Section 35), may be signed by any executive officer (as defined in Article XI) or any other officer or person as may be authorized by the Board of Directors; provided, however, that where any such bond, debenture or other corporate security shall be authenticated by the manual signature, or where permissible facsimile signature, of a trustee under an indenture pursuant to which such bond, debenture or other corporate security shall be issued, the signatures of the persons signing and attesting the corporate seal on such bond, debenture or other corporate security may be the imprinted facsimile of the signatures of such persons. Interest coupons appertaining to any such bond, debenture or other corporate security, authenticated by a trustee as aforesaid, shall be signed by an executive officer of the corporation or such other officer or person as may be authorized by the Board of Directors, or bear imprinted thereon the facsimile signature of such person. In case any officer who shall have signed or attested any bond, debenture or other corporate security, or whose facsimile signature shall appear thereon or on any such interest coupon, shall have ceased to be such officer before the bond, debenture or other corporate security so signed or attested shall have been delivered, such bond, debenture or other corporate security nevertheless may be adopted by the corporation and issued and delivered as though the person who signed the same or whose facsimile signature shall have been used thereon had not ceased to be such officer of the corporation.

 

ARTICLE IX

Dividends

 

Section 41. Declaration of Dividends. Dividends upon the capital stock of the corporation, subject to the provisions of the Certificate of Incorporation and applicable law, if any, may be declared by the Board of Directors. Dividends may be paid in cash, in property, or in shares of the corporation’s capital stock, subject to the provisions of the Certificate of Incorporation and applicable law.

 

Section 42. Dividend Reserve. Before payment of any dividend, there may be set aside out of any funds of the corporation available for dividends such sum or sums as the Board of Directors from time to time, in its absolute discretion, thinks proper as a reserve or reserves to meet contingencies, or for equalizing dividends, or for repairing or maintaining any property of the corporation, or for such other purpose as the Board of Directors shall think conducive to the interests of the corporation, and the Board of Directors may modify or abolish any such reserve in the manner in which it was created.

 

ARTICLE X

LOCK-UP

 

Section 43. Lock-Up.

 

(a) Subject to Section 43(b), (i) the holders (the “Common Stock Holders”) of common stock of the corporation issued as consideration pursuant to the merger of Alpha First Merger Sub, Inc., a Delaware corporation, with and into Celularity Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “GX Transaction”) pursuant to the Merger Agreement and Plan of Reorganization, dated as of January 8, 2021, by and among GX Acquisition Corp., Alpha First Merger Sub, Inc., Alpha Second Merger Sub, LLC and Celularity Inc. (the “Merger Agreement”), and who did not enter into a Lock-Up Agreement (as defined in the Merger Agreement) with the corporation prior to the closing of the GX Transaction and (ii) current and former directors, officers and employees of the corporation who were issued shares of common stock of the corporation (the “Insider Holders” and, together with the Common Stock Holders, the “Lock-Up Holders”) upon the vesting, settlement or exercise of restricted stock units, stock options or other equity or equity-based awards (the “Equity Award Shares”), may not Transfer any Lock-Up Shares until the end of the Lock-Up Period (the “Lock-Up”).

 

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(b) Notwithstanding the provisions set forth in Section 43(a), the Lock-Up Holders or their respective Permitted Transferees may Transfer the Lock-Up Shares during the Lock-Up Period: (i) to (A) the corporation’s officers or directors or (B) any affiliates or family members of the corporation’s officers or directors; (ii) in the case of an individual, by gift to a member of the individual’s immediate family or to a trust, the beneficiary of which is a member of the individual’s immediate family or an affiliate of the individual or to a charitable organization; (iii) in the case of an individual, by virtue of laws of descent and distribution upon death of the individual; (iv) in the case of an individual, pursuant to a qualified domestic relations order; or (v) to the corporation.

 

(c) Notwithstanding the other provisions set forth in this Section 43, the Board of Directors may, in its sole discretion, determine to waive, amend, or repeal the Lock-Up obligations set forth herein; provided, that, any such waiver, amendment or repeal of any Lock-Up obligations set forth herein shall require, in addition to any other vote of the members of the Board of Directors required to take such action pursuant to these bylaws or applicable law, the affirmative vote of at least one of the directors of the corporation that has been designated pursuant to Section 2.05(b) of the Merger Agreement, or if no such person is then serving as a director of the corporation, one of their respective successors.

 

(d) For purposes of this Section 43:

 

(i) the term “Lock-Up Period” means the period beginning on the closing date of the GX Transaction and ending on the earlier of (A) the date that is one year after the closing date of the GX Transaction, (B) the date on which the last reported sale price of the common stock equals or exceeds $12.00 per share (as adjusted for stock splits, stock dividends, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like) for any 20 trading days within any 30-trading day period commencing at least 150 days after the closing date of the GX Transaction, or (C) the date on which the corporation completes a liquidation, merger, capital stock exchange, reorganization or other similar transaction that results in all of the corporation’s stockholders having the right to exchange their shares of common stock for cash, securities or other property;

 

(ii) the term “Lock-Up Shares” means (A) the shares of common stock held by the Lock-Up Holders immediately following the closing of the GX Transaction (other than shares of common stock acquired in the public market or pursuant to a transaction exempt from registration under the 1933 Act, in each case, pursuant to a subscription agreement where the issuance of common stock occurs on or after the closing of the GX Transaction) and (B) the Equity Awards Shares; provided, that, for clarity, shares of common stock issued in connection with the PIPE Investment (as defined in the Merger Agreement) shall not constitute Lock-Up Shares;

 

(iii) the term “Permitted Transferees” means, prior to the expiration of the Lock-Up Period, any person or entity to whom such Lock-Up Holder is permitted to transfer such shares of common stock prior to the expiration of the Lock-Up Period pursuant to Section 43(b); and

 

(iv) the term “Transfer” means the (A) sale of, offer to sell, contract or agreement to sell, hypothecate, pledge, grant of any option to purchase or otherwise dispose of or agreement to dispose of, directly or indirectly, or establishment or increase of a put equivalent position or liquidation with respect to or decrease of a call equivalent position within the meaning of Section 16 of the 1934 Act, and the rules and regulations of the Commission promulgated thereunder with respect to, any security, (B) entry into any swap or other arrangement that transfers to another, in whole or in part, any of the economic consequences of ownership of any security, whether any such transaction is to be settled by delivery of such securities, in cash or otherwise, or (C) public announcement of any intention to effect any transaction specified in clause (A) or (B).

 

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ARTICLE XI

Fiscal Year

 

Section 44. Fiscal Year. The fiscal year of the corporation shall be fixed by resolution of the Board of Directors.

 

ARTICLE XII

Indemnification

 

Section 45. Indemnification of Directors, Executive Officers, Employees and Other Agents.

 

(a) Directors and Executive Officers. The corporation shall indemnify its directors and executive officers (for the purposes of this Article XI, “executive officers” shall have the meaning defined in Rule 3b-7 promulgated under the 1934 Act) to the fullest extent permitted by the DGCL or any other applicable law as it presently exists or may hereafter be amended, who was or is made or is threatened to be made a party or is otherwise involved in proceeding, by reason of the fact that he or she, or a person for whom he or she is the legal representative, is or was a director or officer of the corporation, against all liability and loss suffered and expenses (including attorneys’ fees) reasonably incurred by such person; provided, however, that the corporation may modify the extent of such indemnification by individual contracts with its directors and executive officers, in which case such contract shall supersede and replace the provisions hereof; and, provided, further, that the corporation shall not be required to indemnify any director or executive officer in connection with any proceeding (or part thereof) initiated by such person unless (i) such indemnification is expressly required to be made by law, (ii) the proceeding was authorized by the Board of Directors of the corporation, (iii) such indemnification is provided by the corporation, in its sole discretion, pursuant to the powers vested in the corporation under the DGCL or any other applicable law or (iv) such indemnification is required to be made under subsection (d) of this Section 45.

 

(b) Other Officers, Employees and Other Agents. The corporation shall have the power to indemnify (including the power to advance expenses in a manner consistent with subsection (c) of this Section 45) its other officers, employees and other agents as set forth in the DGCL or any other applicable law. The Board of Directors shall have the power to delegate the determination of whether indemnification shall be given to any such person except executive officers to such officers or other persons as the Board of Directors shall determine.

 

(c) Expenses. The corporation shall advance to any person who was or is a party or is threatened to be made a party to any threatened, pending or completed action, suit or proceeding, whether civil, criminal, administrative or investigative, by reason of the fact that he is or was a director or executive officer of the corporation, or is or was serving at the request of the corporation as a director or executive officer of another corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust or other enterprise, prior to the final disposition of the proceeding, promptly following request therefor, all expenses incurred by any director or executive officer in connection with such proceeding provided, however, that if the DGCL requires, an advancement of expenses incurred by a director or executive officer in his or her capacity as a director or executive officer (and not in any other capacity in which service was or is rendered by such indemnitee, including, without limitation, service to an employee benefit plan) shall be made only upon delivery to the corporation of an undertaking (hereinafter an “undertaking”), by or on behalf of such indemnitee, to repay all amounts so advanced if it shall ultimately be determined by final judicial decision from which there is no further right to appeal (hereinafter a “final adjudication”) that such indemnitee is not entitled to be indemnified for such expenses under this section or otherwise.

 

Notwithstanding the foregoing, unless otherwise determined pursuant to paragraph (d) of this Section 45, no advance shall be made by the corporation to an executive officer of the corporation (except by reason of the fact that such executive officer is or was a director of the corporation in which event this paragraph shall not apply) in any action, suit or proceeding, whether civil, criminal, administrative or investigative, if a determination is reasonably and promptly made (i) by a majority vote of directors who were not parties to the proceeding, even if not a quorum, or (ii) by a committee of such directors designated by a majority vote of such directors, even though less than a quorum, or (iii) if there are no such directors, or such directors so direct, by independent legal counsel in a written opinion, that the facts known to the decision-making party at the time such determination is made demonstrate clearly and convincingly that such person acted in bad faith or in a manner that such person did not believe to be in or not opposed to the best interests of the corporation.

 

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

 

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(e) Non-Exclusivity of Rights. The rights conferred on any person by this Section 45 shall not be exclusive of any other right which such person may have or hereafter acquire under any applicable statute, provision of the Certificate of Incorporation, these Bylaws, agreement, vote of stockholders or disinterested directors or otherwise, both as to action in his or her official capacity and as to action in another capacity while holding office. The corporation is specifically authorized to enter into individual contracts with any or all of its directors, officers, employees or agents respecting indemnification and advances, to the fullest extent not prohibited by the DGCL, or by any other applicable law.

 

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

 

(g) Insurance. To the fullest extent permitted by the DGCL or any other applicable law, the corporation, upon approval by the Board of Directors, may purchase insurance on behalf of any person required or permitted to be indemnified pursuant to this section.

 

(h) Amendments. Any repeal or modification of this section shall only be prospective and shall not affect the rights under this Bylaw in effect at the time of the alleged occurrence of any action or omission to act that is the cause of any proceeding against any agent of the corporation.

 

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

 

(j) Certain Definitions. For the purposes of this Bylaw, the following definitions shall apply:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

ARTICLE XIII

Notices

 

Section 46. Notices.

 

(a) Notice to Stockholders. Notice to stockholders of stockholder meetings shall be given as provided in Section 7 herein. Without limiting the manner by which notice may otherwise be given effectively to stockholders under any agreement or contract with such stockholder, and except as otherwise required by law, written notice to stockholders for purposes other than stockholder meetings may be sent by U.S. mail or nationally recognized overnight courier, or by facsimile, telegraph or telex or by electronic mail or other electronic means.

 

(b) Notice to Directors. Any notice required to be given to any director may be given by the method stated in subsection (a) or as otherwise provided in these Bylaws, with notice other than one which is delivered personally to be sent to such address as such director shall have filed in writing with the Secretary, or, in the absence of such filing, to the last known address of such director.

 

(c) Affidavit of Mailing. An affidavit of mailing, executed by a duly authorized and competent employee of the corporation or its transfer agent appointed with respect to the class of stock affected or other agent, specifying the name and address or the names and addresses of the stockholder or stockholders, or director or directors, to whom any such notice or notices was or were given, and the time and method of giving the same, shall in the absence of fraud, be prima facie evidence of the facts therein contained.

 

(d) Methods of Notice. It shall not be necessary that the same method of giving notice be employed in respect of all recipients of notice, but one permissible method may be employed in respect of any one or more, and any other permissible method or methods may be employed in respect of any other or others.

 

(e) Notice to Person with Whom Communication is Unlawful. Whenever notice is required to be given, under any provision of law or of the Certificate of Incorporation or these Bylaws, to any person with whom communication is unlawful, the giving of such notice to such person shall not be required and there shall be no duty to apply to any governmental authority or agency for a license or permit to give such notice to such person. Any action or meeting which shall be taken or held without notice to any such person with whom communication is unlawful shall have the same force and effect as if such notice had been duly given. In the event that the action taken by the corporation is such as to require the filing of a certificate under any provision of the DGCL, the certificate shall state, if such is the fact and if notice is required, that notice was given to all persons entitled to receive notice except such persons with whom communication is unlawful.

 

(f) Notice to Stockholders Sharing an Address. Except as otherwise prohibited under the DGCL, any notice given under the provisions of the DGCL, the Certificate of Incorporation or the Bylaws shall be effective if given by a single written notice to stockholders who share an address if consented to by the stockholders at that address to whom such notice is given. Such consent shall have been deemed to have been given if such stockholder fails to object in writing to the corporation within 60 days of having been given notice by the corporation of its intention to send the single notice. Any consent shall be revocable by the stockholder by written notice to the corporation.

 

ARTICLE XIV

Amendments

 

Section 47. Amendments. Subject to the limitations set forth in Section 45(h) of these Bylaws or the provisions of the Certificate of Incorporation, the Board of Directors is expressly empowered to adopt, amend or repeal these Bylaws. The stockholders also shall have power to adopt, amend or repeal these Bylaws; provided, however, that, in addition to any vote of the holders of any class or series of stock of the corporation required by law or by the Certificate of Incorporation, such action by stockholders shall require the affirmative vote of the holders of at least 66 2/3% of the voting power of all of the then-outstanding shares of the capital stock of the corporation entitled to vote generally in the election of directors, voting together as a single class.

 

 

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Exhibit 4.1

 

NUMBER

NUMBER

  C-
  SHARES
  SEE REVERSE FOR CERTAIN DEFINITIONS
  CUSIP 151190 105

 

Celularity Inc.

 

INCORPORATED UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE

COMMON STOCK

 

This Certifies that

 

is the owner of

 

FULLY PAID AND NON-ASSESSABLE SHARES OF THE PAR VALUE OF $0.0001 EACH OF THE COMMON STOCK OF

 

Celularity Inc.

(THE “COMPANY”)

 

transferable on the books of the Company in person or by duly authorized attorney upon surrender of this certificate properly endorsed.

 

This certificate is not valid unless countersigned by the Transfer Agent and registered by the Registrar.

 

Witness the seal of the Company and the facsimile signatures of its duly authorized officers.

 

Chief Executive Officer   [Corporate Seal] Delaware   Chief Financial Officer
         
         

 

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Celularity Inc.

 

The Company will furnish without charge to each stockholder who so requests the powers, designations, preferences and relative, participating, optional or other special rights of each class of stock or series thereof of the Company and the qualifications, limitations, or restrictions of such preferences and/or rights. This certificate and the shares represented thereby are issued and shall be held subject to all the provisions of the Company’s amended and restated certificate of incorporation and all amendments thereto and resolutions of the Board of Directors providing for the issue of securities (copies of which may be obtained from the secretary of the Company), to all of which the holder of this certificate by acceptance hereof assents. The following abbreviations, when used in the inscription on the face of this certificate, shall be construed as though they were written out in full according to applicable laws or regulations:

TEN COM - as tenants in common UNIF GIFT MIN ACT -   Custodian
TEN ENT - as tenants by the entireties     (Cust)  
JT TEN - as joint tenants with right of survivorship and not as tenants in common   under Uniform Gifts to Minors Act
            (Minor)
            (State)

 

Additional abbreviations may also be used though not in the above list.

 

For value received,                     hereby sells, assigns and transfers unto

 

(PLEASE INSERT SOCIAL SECURITY OR OTHER IDENTIFYING NUMBER(S) OF ASSIGNEE(S))

 

(PLEASE PRINT OR TYPEWRITE NAME(S) AND ADDRESS(ES), INCLUDING ZIP CODE, OF ASSIGNEE(S))

 

shares of the capital stock represented by the within Certificate, and hereby irrevocably constitutes and appoints              

 

Attorney to transfer the said stock on the books of the within named Company with full power of substitution in the premises.

 

Dated:

   

 

   

 

NOTICE: THE SIGNATURE(S) TO THIS ASSIGNMENT MUST CORRESPOND WITH THE NAME AS WRITTEN UPON THE FACE OF THE CERTIFICATE IN EVERY PARTICULAR, WITHOUT ALTERATION OR ENLARGEMENT OR ANY CHANGE WHATEVER.

 

Signature(s) Guaranteed: 

 
   

 

By

   

 

THE SIGNATURE(S) MUST BE GUARANTEED BY AN ELIGIBLE GUARANTOR INSTITUTION (BANKS, STOCKBROKERS, SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATIONS AND CREDIT UNIONS WITH MEMBERSHIP IN AN APPROVED SIGNATURE GUARANTEE MEDALLION PROGRAM, PURSUANT TO S.E.C. RULE 17Ad-15 (OR ANY SUCCESSOR RULE).

 

 

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Exhibit 4.2

 

[Form of Warrant Certificate]

[FACE]

Number

Warrants

THIS WARRANT SHALL BE VOID IF NOT EXERCISED PRIOR TO

THE EXPIRATION OF THE EXERCISE PERIOD PROVIDED FOR

IN THE WARRANT AGREEMENT DESCRIBED BELOW

CELULARITY INC.

Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Delaware

CUSIP 151190 113

Warrant Certificate

 

This Warrant Certificate certifies that , or registered assigns, is the registered holder of warrant(s) evidenced hereby (the “Warrants” and each, a “Warrant”) to purchase shares of Class A common stock, $0.0001 par value per share (“Common Stock”), of Celularity Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”). Each whole Warrant entitles the holder, upon exercise during the period set forth in the Warrant Agreement referred to below, to receive from the Company that number of fully paid and non-assessable shares of Common Stock as set forth below, at the exercise price (the “Exercise Price”) as determined pursuant to the Warrant Agreement, payable in lawful money (or through “cashless exercise” as provided for in the Warrant Agreement) of the United States of America upon surrender of this Warrant Certificate and payment of the Exercise Price at the office or agency of the Warrant Agent referred to below, subject to the conditions set forth herein and in the Warrant Agreement. Defined terms used in this Warrant Certificate but not defined herein shall have the meanings given to them in the Warrant Agreement.

 

Each whole Warrant is initially exercisable for one fully paid and non-assessable share of Common Stock. No fractional shares will be issued upon exercise of any Warrant. If, upon the exercise of Warrants, a holder would be entitled to receive a fractional interest in a share of Common Stock, the Company will, upon exercise, round down to the nearest whole number the number of shares of Common Stock to be issued to the Warrant holder. The number of shares of Common Stock issuable upon exercise of the Warrants is subject to adjustment upon the occurrence of certain events set forth in the Warrant Agreement.

 

The initial Exercise Price per share of Common Stock for any Warrant is equal to $11.50 per share. The Exercise Price is subject to adjustment upon the occurrence of certain events set forth in the Warrant Agreement.

 

Subject to the conditions set forth in the Warrant Agreement, the Warrants may be exercised only during the Exercise Period and to the extent not exercised by the end of such Exercise Period, such Warrants shall become void.

 

Reference is hereby made to the further provisions of this Warrant Certificate set forth on the reverse hereof and such further provisions shall for all purposes have the same effect as though fully set forth at this place.

 

This Warrant Certificate shall not be valid unless countersigned by the Warrant Agent, as such term is used in the Warrant Agreement.

 

This Warrant Certificate shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of New York, without regard to conflicts of laws principles thereof.

 

 

CELULARITY INC.

 

  By:  
  Name:  
  Title:  

 

 

CONTINENTAL STOCK TRANSFER & TRUST COMPANY, as Warrant Agent

 

  By:  
  Name:  
  Title:  

 

 

 

 

[Form of Warrant Certificate]

 

[Reverse]

 

The Warrants evidenced by this Warrant Certificate are part of a duly authorized issue of Warrants entitling the holder on exercise to receive shares of Common Stock and are issued or to be issued pursuant to a Warrant Agreement dated as of May 20, 2019 (the “Warrant Agreement”), duly executed and delivered by the Company to Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, a New York corporation, as warrant agent (the “Warrant Agent”), which Warrant Agreement is hereby incorporated by reference in and made a part of this instrument and is hereby referred to for a description of the rights, limitation of rights, obligations, duties and immunities thereunder of the Warrant Agent, the Company and the holders (the words “holders” or “holder” meaning the Registered Holders or Registered Holder, respectively) of the Warrants. A copy of the Warrant Agreement may be obtained by the holder hereof upon written request to the Company. Defined terms used in this Warrant Certificate but not defined herein shall have the meanings given to them in the Warrant Agreement.

 

Warrants may be exercised at any time during the Exercise Period set forth in the Warrant Agreement. The holder of Warrants evidenced by this Warrant Certificate may exercise them by surrendering this Warrant Certificate, with the form of election to purchase set forth hereon properly completed and executed, together with payment of the Exercise Price as specified in the Warrant Agreement (or through “cashless exercise” as provided for in the Warrant Agreement) at the principal corporate trust office of the Warrant Agent. In the event that upon any exercise of Warrants evidenced hereby the number of Warrants exercised shall be less than the total number of Warrants evidenced hereby, there shall be issued to the holder hereof or his, her or its assignee, a new Warrant Certificate evidencing the number of Warrants not exercised.

 

Notwithstanding anything else in this Warrant Certificate or the Warrant Agreement, no Warrant may be exercised unless at the time of exercise (i) a registration statement covering the shares of Common Stock to be issued upon exercise is effective under the Securities Act and (ii) a prospectus thereunder relating to the shares of Common Stock is current, except through “cashless exercise” as provided for in the Warrant Agreement.

 

The Warrant Agreement provides that upon the occurrence of certain events the number of shares of Common Stock issuable upon exercise of the Warrants set forth on the face hereof may, subject to certain conditions, be adjusted. If, upon exercise of a Warrant, the holder thereof would be entitled to receive a fractional interest in a share of Common Stock, the Company shall, upon exercise, round down to the nearest whole number of shares of Common Stock to be issued to the holder of the Warrant.

 

Warrant Certificates, when surrendered at the principal corporate trust office of the Warrant Agent by the Registered Holder thereof in person or by legal representative or attorney duly authorized in writing, may be exchanged, in the manner and subject to the limitations provided in the Warrant Agreement, but without payment of any service charge, for another Warrant Certificate or Warrant Certificates of like tenor evidencing in the aggregate a like number of Warrants.

 

Upon due presentation for registration of transfer of this Warrant Certificate at the office of the Warrant Agent a new Warrant Certificate or Warrant Certificates of like tenor and evidencing in the aggregate a like number of Warrants shall be issued to the transferee(s) in exchange for this Warrant Certificate, subject to the limitations provided in the Warrant Agreement, without charge except for any tax or other governmental charge imposed in connection therewith.

 

The Company and the Warrant Agent may deem and treat the Registered Holder(s) hereof as the absolute owner(s) of this Warrant Certificate (notwithstanding any notation of ownership or other writing hereon made by anyone), for the purpose of any exercise hereof, of any distribution to the holder(s) hereof, and for all other purposes, and neither the Company nor the Warrant Agent shall be affected by any notice to the contrary. Neither the Warrants nor this Warrant Certificate entitles any holder hereof to any rights of a stockholder of the Company.

 

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Election to Purchase

 

(To Be Executed Upon Exercise of Warrant)

 

The undersigned hereby irrevocably elects to exercise the right, represented by this Warrant Certificate, to receive shares of Common Stock and herewith tenders payment for such shares of Common Stock to the order of GX Acquisition Corp. (the “Company”) in the amount of $ in accordance with the terms hereof. The undersigned requests that a certificate for such shares of Common Stock be registered in the name of , whose address is and that such shares of Common Stock be delivered to whose address is . If said number of shares of Common Stock is less than all of the shares of Common Stock purchasable hereunder, the undersigned requests that a new Warrant Certificate representing the remaining balance of such shares of Common Stock be registered in the name of                       , whose address is                 and that such Warrant Certificate be delivered to                  , whose address is                     .

 

In the event that the Warrant has been called for redemption by the Company pursuant to Section 6 of the Warrant Agreement and the Company has required cashless exercise pursuant to Section 6.3 of the Warrant Agreement, the number of shares of Common Stock that this Warrant is exercisable for shall be determined in accordance with subsection 3.3.1(b) and Section 6.3 of the Warrant Agreement.

 

In the event that the Warrant is a Private Placement Warrant, Working Capital Warrant, or Post IPO Warrant that is to be exercised on a “cashless” basis pursuant to subsection 3.3.1(c) of the Warrant Agreement, the number of shares of Common Stock that this Warrant is exercisable for shall be determined in accordance with subsection 3.3.1(c) of the Warrant Agreement.

 

In the event that the Warrant is to be exercised on a “cashless” basis pursuant to Section 7.4 of the Warrant Agreement, the number of shares of Common Stock that this Warrant is exercisable for shall be determined in accordance with Section 7.4 of the Warrant Agreement.

 

In the event that the Warrant may be exercised, to the extent allowed by the Warrant Agreement, through cashless exercise (i) the number of shares of Common Stock that this Warrant is exercisable for would be determined in accordance with the relevant section of the Warrant Agreement which allows for such cashless exercise and (ii) the holder hereof shall complete the following: The undersigned hereby irrevocably elects to exercise the right, represented by this Warrant Certificate, through the cashless exercise provisions of the Warrant Agreement, to receive shares of Common Stock. If said number of shares of Common Stock is less than all of the shares of Common Stock purchasable hereunder (after giving effect to the cashless exercise), the undersigned requests that a new Warrant Certificate representing the remaining balance of such shares of Common Stock be registered in the name of                  , whose address is                   and that such Warrant Certificate be delivered to                       , whose address is                    .

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THE SIGNATURE(S) SHOULD BE GUARANTEED BY AN ELIGIBLE GUARANTOR INSTITUTION (BANKS, STOCKBROKERS, SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATIONS AND CREDIT UNIONS WITH MEMBERSHIP IN AN APPROVED SIGNATURE GUARANTEE MEDALLION PROGRAM, PURSUANT TO S.E.C. RULE 17Ad-15 (OR ANY SUCCESSOR RULE)).

 

 

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Exhibit 10.3

 

AMENDED AND RESTATED
REGISTRATION RIGHTS AGREEMENT

 

THIS AMENDED AND RESTATED REGISTRATION RIGHTS AGREEMENT (this “Agreement”), dated as of July 16, 2021, is made and entered into by and among Celularity Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”) (formerly known as GX Acquisition Corp., a Delaware corporation), GX Sponsor LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the “Sponsor”), certain former stockholders of Celularity Inc. (formerly known as Celularity Operations Inc.), a Delaware corporation (“Target”), set forth on Schedule 1 hereto (such stockholders, the “Target Holders”), certain former stockholders of Target and other persons and entities, in each case, set forth on Schedule 2 hereto (the “Starr Holders”), and other persons and entities, in each case, set forth on Schedule 3 (the “Investor Stockholders” and, collectively with the Sponsor, the Target Holders, the Starr Holders and any person or entity who hereafter becomes a party to this Agreement pursuant to Section 5.2 of this Agreement, the “Holders” and each, a “Holder”).

 

RECITALS

 

WHEREAS, the Company and the Sponsor are party to that certain Registration Rights Agreement, dated as of May 20, 2019 (the “Original RRA”);

 

WHEREAS, the Company has entered into that certain Merger Agreement and Plan of Reorganization, dated as of January 8, 2021 (as it may be amended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, the “Merger Agreement”), by and among the Company, Alpha First Merger Sub, Inc., a Delaware corporation and a direct, wholly owned subsidiary of the Company (“First Merger Sub”), Alpha Second Merger Sub, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and a direct, wholly owned subsidiary of the Company (“Second Merger Sub”), and Target, pursuant to which (a) First Merger Sub merged with and into the Target (the “First Merger”), with the Target surviving the First Merger as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company and (b) immediately following the First Merger and as part of the same overall transaction as the First Merger, the Target merged with and into Second Merger Sub (the “Second Merger” and, together with the First Merger, the “Mergers”);

 

WHEREAS, on the date hereof, pursuant to the Merger Agreement, the Target Holders and the Starr Holders received shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Common Stock”);

 

WHEREAS, on the date hereof, the Investor Stockholders, certain Target Holders, certain Starr Holders, and certain other investors (such other investors, collectively, the “Third-Party Investor Stockholders”) purchased an aggregate of 8,340,000 shares of Common Stock (the “Investor Shares”) in a transaction exempt from registration under the Securities Act pursuant to the respective Subscription Agreements, dated as of January 8, 2021 or May 5, 2021, as applicable, entered into by and between the Company and each of the Investor Stockholders, certain Target Holders, certain Starr Holders and the Third-Party Investor Stockholders (each, a “Subscription Agreement” and, collectively, the “Subscription Agreements”);

 

 

 

 

WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 5.5 of the Original RRA, the provisions, covenants and conditions set forth therein may be amended or modified upon the written consent of the Company and the Holders (as defined in the Original RRA) of at least a majority-in-interest of the Registrable Securities (as defined in the Original RRA) at the time in question, and the Sponsor is a Holder in the aggregate of at least a majority-in-interest of the Registrable Securities as of the date hereof; and

 

WHEREAS, the Company and the Sponsor desire to amend and restate the Original RRA in its entirety and enter into this Agreement, pursuant to which the Company shall grant the Holders certain registration rights with respect to certain securities of the Company, as set forth in this Agreement.

 

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

 

ARTICLE I

DEFINITIONS

 

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

 

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

 

Agreement” shall have the meaning given in the Preamble hereto.

 

Block Trade” shall have the meaning given in Section 2.4.1.

 

Board” shall mean the Board of Directors of the Company.

 

Closing” shall have the meaning given in the Merger Agreement.

 

Closing Date” shall have the meaning given in the Merger Agreement.

 

Commission” shall mean the Securities and Exchange Commission.

 

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

 

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Company” shall have the meaning given in the Preamble hereto and includes the Company’s successors by recapitalization, merger, consolidation, spin-off, reorganization or similar transaction.

 

Competing Registration Rights” shall have the meaning given in Section 5.7.

 

Demanding Holder” shall have the meaning given in Section 2.1.4.

 

Dragasac” shall mean Dragasac Limited, a company incorporated in the Isle of Man.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Form S-1 Shelf” shall have the meaning given in Section 2.1.1.

 

Form S-3 Shelf” shall have the meaning given in Section 2.1.1.

 

Founder Shares” shall mean the shares of Common Stock that were issued as a result of the conversion of the Company’s Class B Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share, in connection with the consummation of the Mergers.

 

Holder Information” shall have the meaning given in Section 4.1.2.

 

Holders” shall have the meaning given in the Preamble hereto, for so long as such person or entity holds any Registrable Securities.

 

Investor Shares” shall have the meaning given in the Recitals hereto.

 

Investor Stockholders” shall have the meaning given in the Preamble hereto.

 

Joinder” shall have the meaning given in Section 5.10.

 

Maximum Number of Securities” shall have the meaning given in Section 2.1.5.

 

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

 

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

 

Minimum Takedown Threshold” shall have the meaning given in Section 2.1.4.

 

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

 

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Original RRA” shall have the meaning given in the Recitals hereto.

 

Other Coordinated Offering” shall have the meaning given in Section 2.4.1.

 

Permitted Transferees” shall mean any person or entity to whom a Holder of Registrable Securities is permitted to transfer such Registrable Securities, including prior to the expiration of any lock-up period applicable to such Registrable Securities, subject to and in accordance with any applicable agreement between such Holder and/or their respective Permitted Transferees and the Company and any transferee thereafter.

 

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

 

Private Placement Warrants” shall mean the warrants held by certain Holders, purchased by such Holders in the private placement that occurred concurrently with the closing of the Company’s initial public offering, including any shares of Common Stock issued or issuable upon conversion or exchange of such warrants.

 

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

 

Registrable Security” shall mean (a) any outstanding shares of Common Stock and any other equity security (including the Private Placement Warrants and any other warrants to purchase shares of Common Stock and shares of Common Stock issued or issuable upon the exercise of any other equity security) of the Company held by a Holder immediately following the Closing (including any securities distributable pursuant to the Merger Agreement and any Investor Shares); (b) any outstanding shares of Common Stock or any other equity security (including warrants to purchase shares of Common Stock and shares of Common Stock issued or issuable upon the exercise of any other equity security) of the Company acquired by a Holder following the date hereof to the extent that such securities are “restricted securities” (as defined in Rule 144) or are otherwise held by an “affiliate” (as defined in Rule 144) of the Company; and (c) any other equity security of the Company or any of its subsidiaries issued or issuable with respect to any securities referenced in clause (a) or (b) above by way of a stock dividend or stock split or in connection with a recapitalization, merger, consolidation, spin-off, reorganization or similar transaction; provided, however, that, as to any particular Registrable Security, such securities shall cease to be Registrable Securities upon the earliest to occur of: (A) a Registration Statement with respect to the sale of such securities shall have become effective under the Securities Act and such securities shall have been sold, transferred, disposed of or exchanged in accordance with such Registration Statement by the applicable Holder; (B)(i) such securities shall have been otherwise transferred, (ii) new certificates for such securities not bearing (or book entry positions not subject to) a legend restricting further transfer shall have been delivered by the Company and (iii) subsequent public distribution of such securities shall not require registration under the Securities Act; (C) such securities shall have ceased to be outstanding; (D) such securities may be sold without registration pursuant to Rule 144 or any successor rule promulgated under the Securities Act (but with no volume or other restrictions or limitations including as to manner or timing of sale); and (E)  such securities have been sold to, or through, a broker, dealer or underwriter in a public distribution or other public securities transaction.

 

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Registration” shall mean a registration, including any related Shelf Takedown, effected by preparing and filing a registration statement, Prospectus or similar document in compliance with the requirements of the Securities Act, and the applicable rules and regulations promulgated thereunder, and such registration statement becoming effective.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

(F) in an Underwritten Offering or Other Coordinated Offering, reasonable fees and expenses of one (1) legal counsel selected by the majority-in-interest of the Demanding Holders (not to exceed $75,000 without the consent of the Company).

 

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

 

Requesting Holders” shall have the meaning given in Section 2.1.5.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Shelf” shall mean the Form S-1 Shelf, the Form S-3 Shelf or any Subsequent Shelf Registration Statement, as the case may be.

 

Shelf Registration” shall mean a registration of securities pursuant to a registration statement filed with the Commission in accordance with and pursuant to Rule 415 promulgated under the Securities Act (or any successor rule then in effect).

 

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 “Shelf Takedown” shall mean an Underwritten Shelf Takedown or any proposed transfer or sale using a Registration Statement, including a Piggyback Registration.

 

Sponsor” shall have the meaning given in the Preamble hereto.

 

Sponsor Member” shall mean a member of Sponsor who becomes party to this Agreement as a Permitted Transferee of Sponsor.

 

Sponsor Managers” shall mean the managing members of Sponsor, including after the dissolution of Sponsor.

 

Starr Holders” shall have the meaning given in the Preamble hereto.

 

Subscription Agreement” shall have the meaning given in the Preamble hereto.

 

Subsequent Shelf Registration Statement” shall have the meaning given in Section 2.1.2.

 

Target” shall have the meaning given in the Preamble hereto.

 

Target Holders” shall have the meaning given in the Preamble hereto.

 

Third-Party Investor Stockholders” shall have the meaning given in the Recitals hereto.

 

Transaction Shares” shall mean the shares of Common Stock that were issued to the Target Holders and Starr Holders on the Closing Date in connection with the consummation of the Mergers.

 

Transfer” shall mean the (a) sale or assignment of, offer to sell, contract or agreement to sell, hypothecate, pledge, grant of any option to purchase or otherwise dispose of or agreement to dispose of, directly or indirectly, or establishment or increase of a put equivalent position or liquidation with respect to or decrease of a call equivalent position within the meaning of Section 16 of the Exchange Act with respect to, any security, (b) entry into any swap or other arrangement that transfers to another, in whole or in part, any of the economic consequences of ownership of any security, whether any such transaction is to be settled by delivery of such securities, in cash or otherwise, or (c) public announcement of any intention to effect any transaction specified in clause (a) or (b).

 

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

 

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

 

Underwritten Shelf Takedown” shall have the meaning given in Section 2.1.4.

 

Withdrawal Notice” shall have the meaning given in Section 2.1.6.

 

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ARTICLE II

REGISTRATIONS AND OFFERINGS

 

2.1 Shelf Registration.

 

2.1.1 Filing. Within fifteen (15) business days following the Closing Date, the Company shall submit to or file with the Commission a Registration Statement for a Shelf Registration on Form S-1 (the “Form S-1 Shelf”) or a Registration Statement for a Shelf Registration on Form S-3 (the “Form S-3 Shelf”), if the Company is then eligible to use a Form S-3 Shelf, in each case, covering the resale of all the Registrable Securities (determined as of two (2) business days prior to such submission or filing) on a delayed or continuous basis and shall use its reasonable best efforts to have such Shelf declared effective as soon as practicable after the filing thereof, but no later than the earlier of (a) the one hundred and twentieth (120th) calendar day following the filing date thereof if the Commission notifies the Company that it will “review” the Registration Statement and (b) the tenth (10th) business day after the date the Company 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 Shelf shall provide for the resale of the Registrable Securities included therein pursuant to any method or combination of methods legally available to, and requested by, any Holder named therein. The Company shall maintain a Shelf in accordance with the terms hereof, and shall prepare and file with the Commission such amendments, including post-effective amendments, and supplements as may be necessary to keep a Shelf continuously effective, available for use to permit the Holders named therein to sell their Registrable Securities included therein and in compliance with the provisions of the Securities Act until such time as there are no longer any Registrable Securities. In the event the Company files a Form S-1 Shelf, the Company shall use its reasonable best efforts to convert the Form S-1 Shelf (and any Subsequent Shelf Registration Statement) to a Form S-3 Shelf as soon as practicable after the Company is eligible to use Form S-3. The Company’s obligation under this Section 2.1.1, shall, for the avoidance of doubt, be subject to Section 3.4.

 

2.1.2 Subsequent Shelf Registration. If any Shelf ceases to be effective under the Securities Act for any reason at any time while Registrable Securities are still outstanding, the Company shall, subject to Section 3.4, use its reasonable best efforts to as promptly as is reasonably practicable cause such Shelf to again become effective under the Securities Act (including using its reasonable best efforts to obtain the prompt withdrawal of any order suspending the effectiveness of such Shelf), and shall use its reasonable best efforts to as promptly as is reasonably practicable amend such Shelf in a manner reasonably expected to result in the withdrawal of any order suspending the effectiveness of such Shelf or file an additional registration statement as a Shelf Registration (a “Subsequent Shelf Registration Statement”) registering the resale of all Registrable Securities (determined as of two (2) business days prior to such filing), and pursuant to any method or combination of methods legally available to, and requested by, any Holder named therein. If a Subsequent Shelf Registration Statement is filed, the Company shall use its reasonable best efforts to (i) cause such Subsequent Shelf Registration Statement to become effective under the Securities Act as promptly as is reasonably practicable after the filing thereof (it being agreed that the Subsequent Shelf Registration Statement shall be an automatic shelf registration statement (as defined in Rule 405 promulgated under the Securities Act) if the Company is a well-known seasoned issuer (as defined in Rule 405 promulgated under the Securities Act) at the most recent applicable eligibility determination date) and (ii) keep such Subsequent Shelf Registration Statement continuously effective, available for use to permit the Holders named therein to sell their Registrable Securities included therein and in compliance with the provisions of the Securities Act until such time as there are no longer any Registrable Securities. Any such Subsequent Shelf Registration Statement shall be on Form S-3 to the extent that the Company is eligible to use such form. Otherwise, such Subsequent Shelf Registration Statement shall be on another appropriate form. The Company’s obligation under this Section 2.1.2, shall, for the avoidance of doubt, be subject to Section 3.4.

 

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2.1.3 Additional Registrable Securities. Subject to Section 3.4, in the event that any Holder holds Registrable Securities that are not registered for resale on a delayed or continuous basis, the Company, upon written request of such Holder, shall promptly use its reasonable best efforts to cause the resale of such Registrable Securities to be covered by either, at the Company’s option, any then available Shelf (including by means of a post-effective amendment) or by filing a Subsequent Shelf Registration Statement and cause the same to become effective as soon as practicable after such filing and such Shelf or Subsequent Shelf Registration Statement shall be subject to the terms hereof; provided, however, that the Company shall only be required to cause such additional Registrable Securities to be so covered once per calendar year for each of the Sponsor, the Target Holders, the Starr Holders and the Investor Stockholders for an aggregate of not more than four (4) additional registrations per calendar year pursuant to this Agreement.

 

2.1.4 Requests for Underwritten Shelf Takedowns. Subject to Section 3.4, at any time and from time to time when an effective Shelf is on file with the Commission, the Sponsor, an Investor Stockholder, a Starr Holder (on behalf of itself and all other Starr Holders that desire to participate in the Underwritten Shelf Takedown, Block Trade or Other Coordinated Offering, as applicable) or a Target Holder (any of the Sponsor, an Investor Stockholder, a Starr Holder (on behalf of itself and all other Starr Holders that desire to participate in the Underwritten Shelf Takedown, Block Trade or Other Coordinated Offering, as applicable) or a Target Holder being in such case, a “Demanding Holder”; if the Demanding Holder is a Starr Holder, then the Registrable Securities proposed or requested to be sold by the Demanding Holder for purposes of calculating the Minimum Takedown Threshold or other applicable total offering price threshold in the Underwritten Shelf Takedown, Block Trade or Other Coordinated Offering, as applicable, shall include (x) the Registrable Securities proposed or requested to be sold by the Demanding Holder in the Underwritten Shelf Takedown, Block Trade or Other Coordinated Offering, as applicable, and (y) the Registrable Securities proposed or requested to be sold by all other Starr Holders in the Underwritten Shelf Takedown, Block Trade or Other Coordinated Offering, as applicable) may request to sell all or any portion of its Registrable Securities in an Underwritten Offering that is registered pursuant to the Shelf (each, an “Underwritten Shelf Takedown”); provided that the Company shall only be obligated to effect an Underwritten Shelf Takedown if such offering shall include Registrable Securities proposed to be sold by the Demanding Holder, either individually or together with other Demanding Holders, with a total offering price reasonably expected to exceed, in the aggregate, $20 million (the “Minimum Takedown Threshold”). All requests for Underwritten Shelf Takedowns shall be made by giving written notice to the Company, which shall specify the approximate number of Registrable Securities proposed to be sold in the Underwritten Shelf Takedown. Subject to Section 2.4.4, the Company shall have the right to select the Underwriters for such offering (which shall consist of one or more reputable nationally recognized investment banks), subject to the initial Demanding Holder’s prior approval (which shall not be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed). The Sponsor, the Investor Stockholders, the Starr Holders and the Target Holders may each demand not more than two (2) Underwritten Shelf Takedowns pursuant to this Section 2.1.4, for an aggregate of not more than eight (8) Underwritten Shelf Takedowns pursuant to this Agreement, and the Company is not obligated to effect (x) more than four (4) Underwritten Shelf Takedowns per year (provided, that, the Sponsor, the Investor Stockholders, the Starr Holders and the Target Holders may each demand not more than one (1) Underwritten Shelf Takedown per year) or (y) an Underwritten Shelf Takedown within sixty (60) days after the closing of a prior Underwritten Shelf Takedown. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement, the Company may effect any Underwritten Offering pursuant to any then effective Registration Statement, including a Form S-3, that is then available for such offering.

 

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2.1.5 Reduction of Underwritten Offering. If the managing Underwriter or Underwriters in an Underwritten Shelf Takedown, in good faith, advises the Company, the Demanding Holders and the Holders requesting piggy back rights pursuant to this Agreement with respect to such Underwritten Shelf Takedown (the “Requesting Holders”) (if any) in writing that the dollar amount or number of Registrable Securities that the Demanding Holders and the Requesting Holders (if any) desire to sell, taken together with all other shares of Common Stock or other equity securities that the Company desires to sell and all other shares of Common Stock or other equity securities, if any, that have been requested to be sold in such Underwritten Offering pursuant to separate written contractual piggy-back registration rights held by any other stockholders, exceeds the maximum dollar amount or maximum number of equity securities that can be sold in the Underwritten Offering without adversely affecting the proposed offering price, the timing, the distribution method, or the probability of success of such offering (such maximum dollar amount or maximum number of such securities, as applicable, the “Maximum Number of Securities”), then the Company shall include in such Underwritten Offering, before including any shares of Common Stock or other equity securities proposed to be sold by Company or by other holders of Common Stock or other equity securities, the Registrable Securities of (i) first, the Demanding Holders that can be sold without exceeding the Maximum Number of Securities (pro rata based on the respective number of Registrable Securities that each Demanding Holder has requested be included in such Underwritten Shelf Takedown and the aggregate number of Registrable Securities that all of the Demanding Holders have requested be included in such Underwritten Shelf Takedown) and (ii) second, to the extent that the Maximum Number of Securities has not been reached under the foregoing clause (i), the Requesting Holders (if any) (pro rata based on the respective number of Registrable Securities that each Requesting Holder (if any) has requested be included in such Underwritten Shelf Takedown and the aggregate number of Registrable Securities that all of the Requesting Holders have requested be included in such Underwritten Shelf Takedown) that can be sold without exceeding the Maximum Number of Securities.

  

2.1.6 Withdrawal. Prior to the filing of the applicable “red herring” prospectus or prospectus supplement used for marketing such Underwritten Shelf Takedown, a majority-in-interest of the Demanding Holders initiating an Underwritten Shelf Takedown shall have the right to withdraw from such Underwritten Shelf Takedown for any or no reason whatsoever upon written notification (a “Withdrawal Notice”) to the Company and the Underwriter or Underwriters (if any) of their intention to withdraw from such Underwritten Shelf Takedown; provided that the Sponsor, an Investor Stockholder, a Starr Holder or a Target Holder may elect to have the Company continue an Underwritten Shelf Takedown if the Minimum Takedown Threshold would still be satisfied by the Registrable Securities proposed to be sold in the Underwritten Shelf Takedown by the Sponsor, the Investor Stockholders, the Starr Holders, the Target Holders or any of their respective Permitted Transferees, as applicable. If withdrawn, a demand for an Underwritten Shelf Takedown shall constitute a demand for an Underwritten Shelf Takedown by the withdrawing Demanding Holder for purposes of Section 2.1.4, unless either (i) such Demanding Holder has not previously withdrawn any Underwritten Shelf Takedown or (ii) such Demanding Holder reimburses the Company for all Registration Expenses with respect to such Underwritten Shelf Takedown (or, if there is more than one Demanding Holder, a pro rata portion of such Registration Expenses based on the respective number of Registrable Securities that each Demanding Holder has requested be included in such Underwritten Shelf Takedown); provided that, if the Sponsor, an Investor Stockholder, a Starr Holder or a Target Holder elects to continue an Underwritten Shelf Takedown pursuant to the proviso in the immediately preceding sentence, such Underwritten Shelf Takedown shall instead count as an Underwritten Shelf Takedown demanded by the Sponsor, such Investor Stockholder, such Starr Holder or such Target Holder, as applicable, for purposes of Section 2.1.4. Following the receipt of any Withdrawal Notice, the Company shall promptly forward such Withdrawal Notice to any other Holders that had elected to participate in such Shelf Takedown. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement, the Company shall be responsible for the Registration Expenses incurred in connection with a Shelf Takedown prior to its withdrawal under this Section 2.1.6, other than if a Demanding Holder elects to pay such Registration Expenses pursuant to clause (ii) of the second sentence of this Section 2.1.6.

 

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2.2 Piggyback Registration.

 

2.2.1 Piggyback Rights. Subject to Section 2.4.3, if the Company or any Holder proposes to conduct a registered offering of, or if the Company proposes to file a Registration Statement under the Securities Act with respect to the Registration of, equity securities, or securities or other obligations exercisable or exchangeable for, or convertible into equity securities, for its own account or for the account of stockholders of the Company (or by the Company and by the stockholders of the Company including, without limitation, an Underwritten Shelf Takedown pursuant to Section 2.1), other than a Registration Statement (or any registered offering with respect thereto) (i) filed in connection with any employee stock option or other benefit plan, (ii) pursuant to a Registration Statement on Form S-4 (or similar form that relates to a transaction subject to Rule 145 under the Securities Act or any successor rule thereto), (iii) for an offering of debt that is convertible into equity securities of the Company, (iv) for a dividend reinvestment plan, (v) a Block Trade or (vi) an Other Coordinated Offering, then the Company shall give written notice of such proposed offering to all of the Holders of Registrable Securities as soon as practicable but not less than ten (10) days before the anticipated filing date of such Registration Statement or, in the case of an Underwritten Offering pursuant to a Shelf Registration, the applicable “red herring” prospectus or prospectus supplement used for marketing such offering, which notice shall (A) describe the amount and type of securities to be included in such offering, the intended method(s) of distribution, and the name of the proposed managing Underwriter or Underwriters, if any, in such offering, and (B) offer to all of the Holders of Registrable Securities the opportunity to include in such registered offering such number of Registrable Securities as such Holders may request in writing within five (5) days after receipt of such written notice (such registered offering, a “Piggyback Registration”). Subject to Section 2.2.2, the Company shall, in good faith, cause such Registrable Securities to be included in such Piggyback Registration and, if applicable, shall use its reasonable best efforts to cause the managing Underwriter or Underwriters of such Piggyback Registration to permit the Registrable Securities requested by the Holders pursuant to this Section 2.2.1 to be included therein on the same terms and conditions as any similar securities of the Company included in such registered offering and to permit the sale or other disposition of such Registrable Securities in accordance with the intended method(s) of distribution thereof. The inclusion of any Holder’s Registrable Securities in a Piggyback Registration shall be subject to such Holder agreement to enter into an underwriting agreement in customary form with the Underwriter(s) selected for such Underwritten Offering.

 

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

 

(a) if the Registration or registered offering is undertaken for the Company’s account, the Company shall include in any such Registration or registered offering (A) first, the shares of Common Stock or other equity securities that the Company desires to sell, which can be sold without exceeding the Maximum Number of Securities; (B) second, to the extent that the Maximum Number of Securities has not been reached under the foregoing clause (A), the Registrable Securities of Holders exercising their rights to register their Registrable Securities pursuant to Section 2.2.1, pro rata, based on the respective number of Registrable Securities that each Holder has requested be included in such Underwritten Offering and the aggregate number of Registrable Securities that the Holders have requested to be included in such Underwritten Offering, which can be sold without exceeding the Maximum Number of Securities; and (C) third, to the extent that the Maximum Number of Securities has not been reached under the foregoing clauses (A) and (B), the shares of Common Stock or other equity securities, if any, as to which Registration or a registered offering has been requested pursuant to separate written contractual piggy-back registration rights of persons or entities other than the Holders of Registrable Securities hereunder, which can be sold without exceeding the Maximum Number of Securities;

 

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(b) if the Registration or registered offering is pursuant to a demand by persons or entities other than the Holders of Registrable Securities, then the Company shall include in any such Registration or registered offering (A) first, the shares of Common Stock or other equity securities, if any, of such requesting persons or entities, other than the Holders of Registrable Securities, which can be sold without exceeding the Maximum Number of Securities; (B) second, to the extent that the Maximum Number of Securities has not been reached under the foregoing clause (A), the Registrable Securities of Holders exercising their rights to register their Registrable Securities pursuant to Section 2.2.1, pro rata, based on the respective number of Registrable Securities that each Holder has requested be included in such Underwritten Offering and the aggregate number of Registrable Securities that the Holders have requested to be included in such Underwritten Offering, which can be sold without exceeding the Maximum Number of Securities; (C) third, to the extent that the Maximum Number of Securities has not been reached under the foregoing clauses (A) and (B), the shares of Common Stock or other equity securities that the Company desires to sell, which can be sold without exceeding the Maximum Number of Securities; and (D) fourth, to the extent that the Maximum Number of Securities has not been reached under the foregoing clauses (A), (B) and (C), the shares of Common Stock or other equity securities, if any, as to which Registration or a registered offering has been requested pursuant to separate written contractual piggy-back registration rights of persons or entities other than the Holders of Registrable Securities hereunder, which can be sold without exceeding the Maximum Number of Securities; and

 

(c) if the Registration or registered offering and Underwritten Shelf Takedown is pursuant to a request by Holder(s) of Registrable Securities pursuant to Section 2.1 hereof, then the Company shall include in any such Registration or registered offering securities in the priority set forth in Section 2.1.5.

 

2.2.3 Piggyback Registration Withdrawal. Any Holder of Registrable Securities (other than a Demanding Holder, whose right to withdraw from an Underwritten Shelf Takedown, and related obligations, shall be governed by Section 2.1.6) shall have the right to withdraw from a Piggyback Registration for any or no reason whatsoever upon written notification to the Company and the Underwriter or Underwriters (if any) of his, her or its intention to withdraw from such Piggyback Registration prior to the effectiveness of the Registration Statement filed with the Commission with respect to such Piggyback Registration or, in the case of a Piggyback Registration pursuant to a Shelf Registration, the filing of the applicable “red herring” prospectus or prospectus supplement with respect to such Piggyback Registration used for marketing such transaction. The Company (whether on its own good faith determination or as the result of a request for withdrawal by persons or entities pursuant to separate written contractual obligations) may withdraw a Registration Statement filed with the Commission in connection with a Piggyback Registration (which, in no circumstance, shall include a Shelf) at any time prior to the effectiveness of such Registration Statement. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement (other than Section 2.1.6), the Company shall be responsible for the Registration Expenses incurred in connection with the Piggyback Registration prior to its withdrawal under this Section 2.2.3.

 

2.2.4 Unlimited Piggyback Registration Rights. For purposes of clarity, subject to Section 2.1.6, any Piggyback Registration effected pursuant to Section 2.2 hereof shall not be counted as a demand for an Underwritten Shelf Takedown under Section 2.1.4 hereof.

 

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2.3 Market Stand-off. In connection with any Underwritten Offering of equity securities of the Company (other than a Block Trade or Other Coordinated Offering), if requested by the managing Underwriters, each Holder that is an executive officer, director or Holder in excess of five percent (5%) of the outstanding Common Stock (and for which it is customary for such a Holder to agree to a lock-up) agrees that it shall not Transfer any shares of Common Stock or other equity securities of the Company (other than those included in such offering pursuant to this Agreement), without the prior written consent of the Company, during the ninety (90)-day period (or such shorter time agreed to by the managing Underwriters) beginning on the date of pricing of such offering, except as expressly permitted by such lock-up agreement or in the event the managing Underwriters otherwise agree by written consent. Each such Holder agrees to execute a customary lock-up agreement in favor of the Underwriters to such effect (in each case on substantially the same terms and conditions as all such Holders).

 

2.4 Block Trades; Other Coordinated Offerings.

 

2.4.1 Notwithstanding any other provision of this Article II, but subject to Section 3.4, at any time and from time to time when an effective Shelf is on file with the Commission, if a Demanding Holder wishes to engage in (a) an underwritten registered offering not involving a “roadshow,” an offer commonly known as a “block trade” (a “Block Trade”), or (b) an “at the market” or similar registered offering through a broker, sales agent or distribution agent, whether as agent or principal (an “Other Coordinated Offering”), in each case, (x) with a total offering price reasonably expected to exceed $25 million in the aggregate or (y) with respect to all remaining Registrable Securities held by the Demanding Holder provided that the total offering price is reasonably expected to exceed $10 million in the aggregate, then such Demanding Holder only needs to notify the Company of the Block Trade or Other Coordinated Offering at least five (5) business days prior to the day such offering is to commence and the Company shall use its reasonable best efforts to facilitate such Block Trade or Other Coordinated Offering; provided that the Demanding Holders representing a majority of the Registrable Securities wishing to engage in the Block Trade or Other Coordinated Offering shall use reasonable best efforts to work with the Company and any Underwriters, brokers, sales agents or placement agents prior to making such request in order to facilitate preparation of the registration statement, prospectus and other offering documentation related to the Block Trade or Other Coordinated Offering.

 

2.4.2 Prior to the filing of the applicable “red herring” prospectus or prospectus supplement used in connection with a Block Trade or Other Coordinated Offering, a majority-in-interest of the Demanding Holders initiating such Block Trade or Other Coordinated Offering shall have the right to submit a Withdrawal Notice to the Company, the Underwriter or Underwriters (if any) and any brokers, sales agents or placement agents (if any) of their intention to withdraw from such Block Trade or Other Coordinated Offering. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement, the Company shall be responsible for the Registration Expenses incurred in connection with a Block Trade or Other Coordinated Offering prior to its withdrawal under this Section 2.4.2.

 

2.4.3 Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement, Section 2.2 shall not apply to a Block Trade or Other Coordinated Offering initiated by a Demanding Holder pursuant to this Agreement.

 

2.4.4 The Demanding Holder in a Block Trade or Other Coordinated Offering shall have the right to select the Underwriters and any brokers, sales agents or placement agents (if any) for such Block Trade or Other Coordinated Offering (in each case, which shall consist of one or more reputable nationally recognized investment banks).

 

2.4.5 A Demanding Holder in the aggregate may demand no more than two (2) Block Trades or Other Coordinated Offerings pursuant to this Section 2.4 in any twelve (12) month period. For the avoidance of doubt, any Block Trade or Other Coordinated Offering effected pursuant to this Section 2.4 shall not be counted as a demand for an Underwritten Shelf Takedown pursuant to Section 2.1.4 hereof.

 

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ARTICLE III

 

COMPANY PROCEDURES

 

3.1 General Procedures. In connection with any Shelf and/or Shelf Takedown, the Company shall use its reasonable best efforts to effect such Registration to permit the sale of such Registrable Securities in accordance with the intended plan of distribution thereof, and pursuant thereto the Company shall:

 

3.1.1 prepare and file with the Commission as soon as practicable a Registration Statement with respect to such Registrable Securities and use its reasonable best efforts to cause such Registration Statement to become effective and remain effective until all Registrable Securities covered by such Registration Statement are sold in accordance with the intended plan of distribution set forth in such Registration Statement or have ceased to be Registrable Securities;

 

3.1.2 prepare and file with the Commission such amendments and post-effective amendments to the Registration Statement, and such supplements to the Prospectus, as may be reasonably requested by any Holder that holds at least five percent (5%) of the Registrable Securities registered on such Registration Statement or any Underwriter of Registrable Securities or as may be required by the rules, regulations or instructions applicable to the registration form used by the Company or by the Securities Act or rules and regulations thereunder to keep the Registration Statement effective until all Registrable Securities covered by such Registration Statement are sold in accordance with the intended plan of distribution set forth in such Registration Statement or supplement to the Prospectus or have ceased to be Registrable Securities;

 

3.1.3 prior to filing a Registration Statement or Prospectus, or any amendment or supplement thereto, furnish without charge to the Underwriters, if any, and the Holders of Registrable Securities included in such Registration, and such Holders’ legal counsel, copies of such Registration Statement as proposed to be filed, each amendment and supplement to such Registration Statement (in each case including all exhibits thereto and documents incorporated by reference therein), the Prospectus included in such Registration Statement (including each preliminary Prospectus), and such other documents as the Underwriters and the Holders of Registrable Securities included in such Registration or the legal counsel for any such Holders may reasonably request in order to facilitate the disposition of the Registrable Securities owned by such Holders; provided that the Company shall have no obligation to furnish any documents publicly filed or furnished with the Commission pursuant to the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval System (“EDGAR”);

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

3.1.9 in the event of an Underwritten Offering, a Block Trade, an Other Coordinated Offering, or sale by a broker, placement agent or sales agent pursuant to such Registration, permit a representative of the Holders, the Underwriters or other financial institutions facilitating such Underwritten Offering, Block Trade, Other Coordinated Offering or other sale pursuant to such Registration, if any, and any attorney, consultant or accountant retained by such Holders or Underwriter to participate, at each such person’s or entity’s own expense, in the preparation of the Registration Statement, and cause the Company’s officers, directors and employees to supply all information reasonably requested by any such representative, Underwriter, financial institution, attorney, consultant or accountant in connection with the Registration; provided, however, that such representatives, Underwriters or financial institutions agree to confidentiality arrangements in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Company, prior to the release or disclosure of any such information;

 

3.1.10 obtain a “cold comfort” letter from the Company’s independent registered public accountants in the event of an Underwritten Offering, a Block Trade, an Other Coordinated Offering or sale by a broker, placement agent or sales agent pursuant to such Registration (subject to such broker, placement agent or sales agent providing such certification or representation reasonably requested by the Company’s independent registered public accountings and the Company’s counsel) in customary form and covering such matters of the type customarily covered by “cold comfort” letters as the managing Underwriter may reasonably request, and reasonably satisfactory to a majority-in-interest of the participating Holders;

 

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3.1.11 in the event of an Underwritten Offering, a Block Trade, an Other Coordinated Offering or sale by a broker, placement agent or sales agent pursuant to such Registration, on the date the Registrable Securities are delivered for sale pursuant to such Registration, obtain an opinion, dated such date, of counsel representing the Company for the purposes of such Registration, addressed to the participating Holders, the broker, placement agents or sales agent, if any, and the Underwriters, if any, covering such legal matters with respect to the Registration in respect of which such opinion is being given as the participating Holders, broker, placement agent, sales agent or Underwriter may reasonably request and as are customarily included in such opinions and negative assurance letters;

 

3.1.12 in the event of any Underwritten Offering, a Block Trade, an Other Coordinated Offering or sale by a broker, placement agent or sales agent pursuant to such Registration, enter into and perform its obligations under an underwriting or other purchase or sales agreement, in usual and customary form, with the managing Underwriter or the broker, placement agent or sales agent of such offering or sale;

 

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

 

3.1.14 with respect to an Underwritten Offering pursuant to Section 2.1.4, use its reasonable best efforts to make available senior executives of the Company to participate in customary “road show” presentations that may be reasonably requested by the Underwriter in such Underwritten Offering; and

 

3.1.15 otherwise, in good faith, cooperate reasonably with, and take such customary actions as may reasonably be requested by the participating Holders, consistent with the terms of this Agreement, in connection with such Registration.

 

Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Company shall not be required to provide any documents or information to an Underwriter, broker, sales agent or placement agent if such Underwriter, broker, sales agent or placement agent has not then been named with respect to the applicable Underwritten Offering or other offering involving a registration as an Underwriter, broker, sales agent or placement agent, as applicable.

 

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

 

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3.3 Requirements for Participation in Registration Statement in Offerings. Notwithstanding anything in this Agreement to the contrary, if any Holder does not provide the Company with its requested Holder Information, the Company may exclude such Holder’s Registrable Securities from the applicable Registration Statement or Prospectus if the Company determines, based on the advice of counsel, that it is necessary or advisable to include such information in the applicable Registration Statement or Prospectus and such Holder continues thereafter to withhold such information. In addition, no person or entity may participate in any Underwritten Offering or other offering for equity securities of the Company pursuant to a Registration initiated by the Company hereunder unless such person or entity (i) agrees to sell such person’s or entity’s securities on the basis provided in any underwriting, sales, distribution or placement arrangements approved by the Company and (ii) completes and executes all customary questionnaires, powers of attorney, indemnities, lock-up agreements, underwriting or other agreements and other customary documents as may be reasonably required under the terms of such underwriting, sales, distribution or placement arrangements. For the avoidance of doubt, the exclusion of a Holder’s Registrable Securities as a result of this Section 3.3 shall not affect the registration of the other Registrable Securities to be included in such Registration.

 

3.4 Suspension of Sales; Adverse Disclosure; Restrictions on Registration Rights.

 

3.4.1 Upon receipt of written notice from the Company that a Registration Statement or Prospectus contains a Misstatement, each of the Holders shall forthwith discontinue disposition of Registrable Securities until it has received copies of a supplemented or amended Prospectus correcting the Misstatement (it being understood that the Company hereby covenants to prepare and file such supplement or amendment as soon as reasonably practicable after the time of such notice), or until it is advised in writing by the Company that the use of the Prospectus may be resumed.

 

3.4.2 Subject to Section 3.4.4, if the filing, initial effectiveness or continued use of a Registration Statement in respect of any Registration at any time would (a) require the Company to make an Adverse Disclosure, (b) require the inclusion in such Registration Statement of financial statements that are unavailable to the Company for reasons beyond the Company’s control, or (c) in the good faith judgment of the majority of the Board such Registration, be seriously detrimental to the Company and the majority of the Board concludes as a result that it is essential to defer such filing, initial effectiveness or continued use at such time, the Company may, upon giving prompt written notice of such action to the Holders (which notice shall not specify the nature of the event giving rise to such delay or suspension), delay the filing or initial effectiveness of, or suspend use of, such Registration Statement for the shortest period of time determined in good faith by the Company to be necessary for such purpose. In the event the Company exercises its rights under this Section 3.4.2, the Holders agree to suspend, immediately upon their receipt of the notice referred to above, their use of the Prospectus relating to any Registration in connection with any sale or offer to sell Registrable Securities until such Holder receives written notice from the Company that such sales or offers of Registrable Securities may be resumed, and in each case maintain the confidentiality of such notice and its contents.

 

3.4.3 Subject to Section 3.4.4, (a) during the period starting with the date sixty (60) days prior to the Company’s good faith estimate of the date of the filing of, and ending on a date one hundred and twenty (120) days after the effective date of, a Company-initiated Registration and provided that the Company continues to actively employ, in good faith, all reasonable best efforts to maintain the effectiveness of the applicable Shelf Registration Statement, or (b) if, pursuant to Section 2.1.4, Holders have requested an Underwritten Shelf Takedown and the Company and Holders are unable to obtain the commitment of underwriters to firmly underwrite such offering, the Company may, upon giving prompt written notice of such action to the Holders, delay any other registered offering pursuant to Section 2.1.4 or 2.4.

 

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3.4.4 The right to delay or suspend any filing, initial effectiveness or continued use of a Registration Statement pursuant to Section 3.4.2 or a registered offering pursuant to Section 3.4.3 shall be exercised by the Company, in the aggregate, for not more than ninety (90) consecutive calendar days or more than one hundred and twenty (120) total calendar days in each case, during any twelve (12)-month period.

 

3.5 Reporting Obligations. As long as any Holder shall own Registrable Securities, the Company, at all times while it shall be a reporting company under the Exchange Act, covenants to file timely (or obtain extensions in respect thereof and file within the applicable grace period) all reports required to be filed by the Company after the date hereof pursuant to Sections 13(a) or 15(d) of the Exchange Act and to promptly furnish the Holders with true and complete copies of all such filings; provided that any documents publicly filed or furnished with the Commission pursuant to EDGAR shall be deemed to have been furnished or delivered to the Holders pursuant to this Section 3.5. The Company further covenants that it shall take such further action as any Holder may reasonably request, all to the extent required from time to time to enable such Holder to sell shares of Common Stock held by such Holder without registration under the Securities Act within the limitation of the exemptions provided by Rule 144 promulgated under the Securities Act (or any successor rule then in effect). Upon the request of any Holder, the Company shall deliver to such Holder a written certification of a duly authorized officer as to whether it has complied with such requirements.

 

ARTICLE IV

 

INDEMNIFICATION AND CONTRIBUTION

 

4.1 Indemnification.

 

4.1.1 The Company agrees to indemnify, to the extent permitted by law, each Holder of Registrable Securities, its officers, directors and agents and each person or entity who controls such Holder (within the meaning of the Securities Act), against all losses, claims, damages, liabilities and out-of-pocket expenses (including, without limitation, reasonable and documented outside attorneys’ fees) resulting from any untrue or alleged untrue statement of material fact contained in or incorporated by reference in any Registration Statement, Prospectus or preliminary Prospectus or any amendment thereof or supplement thereto or any omission or alleged omission of a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein not misleading, except insofar as the same are caused by or contained in any information or affidavit so furnished in writing to the Company by such Holder expressly for use therein.

 

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4.1.2 In connection with any Registration Statement in which a Holder of Registrable Securities is participating, such Holder shall furnish (or cause to be furnished) to the Company in writing such information and affidavits as the Company reasonably requests for use in connection with any such Registration Statement or Prospectus (the “Holder Information”) and, to the extent permitted by law, shall indemnify the Company, its directors, officers and agents and each person or entity who controls the Company (within the meaning of the Securities Act) against all losses, claims, damages, liabilities and out-of-pocket expenses (including, without limitation, reasonable and documented outside attorneys’ fees) resulting from any untrue or alleged untrue statement of material fact contained or incorporated by reference in any Registration Statement, Prospectus or preliminary Prospectus or any amendment thereof or supplement thereto or any omission or alleged omission of a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein not misleading, but only to the extent that such untrue statement is contained in (or not contained in, in the case of an omission) any information or affidavit so furnished in writing by or on behalf of such Holder expressly for use therein; provided, however, that the obligation to indemnify shall be several, not joint and several, among such Holders of Registrable Securities, and the liability of each such Holder of Registrable Securities shall be in proportion to and limited to the net proceeds received by such Holder from the sale of Registrable Securities pursuant to such Registration Statement. The Holders of Registrable Securities shall indemnify the Underwriters, their officers, directors and each person or entity who controls such Underwriters (within the meaning of the Securities Act) to the same extent as provided in the foregoing with respect to indemnification of the Company.

 

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

 

4.1.4 The indemnification provided for under this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect regardless of any investigation made by or on behalf of the indemnified party or any officer, director or controlling person or entity of such indemnified party and shall survive the transfer of securities. The Company and each Holder of Registrable Securities participating in an offering also agrees to make such provisions as are reasonably requested by any indemnified party for contribution to such party in the event the Company’s or such Holder’s indemnification is unavailable for any reason.

 

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4.1.5 If the indemnification provided under Section 4.1 from the indemnifying party is unavailable or insufficient to hold harmless an indemnified party in respect of any losses, claims, damages, liabilities and out-of-pocket expenses 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, claims, damages, liabilities and out-of-pocket expenses in such proportion as is appropriate to reflect the relative fault of the indemnifying party and the indemnified party, as well as any other relevant equitable considerations. The relative fault of the indemnifying party and indemnified party shall be determined by 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; provided, however, that the liability of any Holder under this Section 4.1.5 shall be limited to the amount of the net proceeds received by such Holder in such offering giving rise to such liability. The amount paid or payable by a party as a result of the losses or other liabilities referred to above shall be deemed to include, subject to the limitations set forth in Sections 4.1.1, 4.1.2 and 4.1.3 above, any legal or other fees, charges or out-of-pocket expenses reasonably incurred by such party in connection with any investigation or proceeding. The parties hereto agree that it would not be just and equitable if contribution pursuant to this Section 4.1.5 were determined by pro rata allocation or by any other method of allocation, which does not take account of the equitable considerations referred to in this Section 4.1.5. No person or entity guilty of fraudulent misrepresentation (within the meaning of Section 11(f) of the Securities Act) shall be entitled to contribution pursuant to this Section 4.1.5 from any person or entity who was not guilty of such fraudulent misrepresentation.

 

ARTICLE V

 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

5.1 Notices. Any notice or communication under this Agreement must be in writing and given by (i) deposit in the United States mail, addressed to the party to be notified, postage prepaid and registered or certified with return receipt requested, (ii) delivery in person or by courier service providing evidence of delivery, or (iii) transmission by hand delivery, electronic mail or facsimile. Each notice or communication that is mailed, delivered, or transmitted in the manner described above shall be deemed sufficiently given, served, sent, and received, in the case of mailed notices, on the third business day following the date on which it is mailed and, in the case of notices delivered by courier service, hand delivery, electronic mail or facsimile, at such time as it is delivered to the addressee (with the delivery receipt or the affidavit of messenger) or at such time as delivery is refused by the addressee upon presentation. Any notice or communication under this Agreement must be addressed, if to the Company, to: Celularity Inc., 170 Park Avenue, Florham Park, New Jersey 07932, Attention: Keary Dunn or by email: keary.dunn@celularity.com, and, if to any Holder, at such Holder’s address, electronic mail address or facsimile number as set forth in the Company’s books and records. Any party may change its address for notice at any time and from time to time by written notice to the other parties hereto, and such change of address shall become effective thirty (30) days after delivery of such notice as provided in this Section 5.1.

 

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5.2 Assignment; No Third Party Beneficiaries.

 

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

 

5.2.2 Subject to Section 5.2.4 and Section 5.2.5, this Agreement and the rights, duties and obligations of a Holder hereunder may be assigned in whole or in part to such Holder’s Permitted Transferees to which it transfers Registrable Securities; provided that (1) immediately following such transfer such Registrable Securities remain Registrable Securities, and (2) with respect to the Target Holders, the Starr Holders, the Investor Stockholders and the Sponsor, the rights hereunder that are personal to such Holders may not be assigned or delegated in whole or in part, except that (i) each of the Target Holders shall be permitted to transfer its rights hereunder as the Target Holders to one or more affiliates or any direct or indirect partners, members or equity holders of such Target Holder (it being understood that no such transfer shall reduce or multiply any rights of such Target Holder or such transferees), (ii) each of the Starr Holders shall be permitted to transfer its rights hereunder as the Starr Holders to one or more affiliates or any direct or indirect partners, members or equity holders of such Starr Holder (it being understood that no such transfer shall reduce or multiply any rights of such Starr Holder or such transferees), (iii) each of the Investor Stockholders shall be permitted to transfer its rights hereunder as the Investor Stockholders to one or more affiliates or any direct or indirect partners, members or equity holders of such Investor Stockholder (it being understood that no such transfer shall reduce or multiply any rights of such Investor Stockholder or such transferees) and (iv) the Sponsor shall be permitted to transfer its rights hereunder as the Sponsor to one or more affiliates or any direct or indirect partners, members or equity holders of the Sponsor (including the Sponsor Members), which, for the avoidance of doubt, shall include a transfer of its rights in connection with a distribution of any Registrable Securities held by Sponsor to its members (it being understood that no such transfer shall reduce or multiply any rights of the Sponsor or such transferees). Upon a transfer by the Sponsor pursuant to subsection (iv) to the Sponsor Members, the rights that are personal to the Sponsor shall be exercised by the Sponsor Members only with the consent of the Sponsor Managers.

 

5.2.3 This Agreement and the provisions hereof shall be binding upon and shall inure to the benefit of each of the parties and its successors and the permitted assigns of the Holders, which shall include Permitted Transferees.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

5.4 Governing Law; Venue. NOTWITHSTANDING THE PLACE WHERE THIS AGREEMENT MAY BE EXECUTED BY ANY OF THE PARTIES HERETO, THE PARTIES EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT (1) THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK AND (2) THE VENUE FOR ANY ACTION TAKEN WITH RESPECT TO THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE ANY STATE OR FEDERAL COURT IN NEW YORK COUNTY IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK

 

5.5 TRIAL BY JURY. EACH PARTY HERETO ACKNOWLEDGES AND AGREES THAT ANY CONTROVERSY WHICH MAY ARISE UNDER THIS AGREEMENT IS LIKELY TO INVOLVE COMPLICATED AND DIFFICULT ISSUES, AND, THEREFORE, EACH SUCH PARTY HEREBY IRREVOCABLY AND UNCONDITIONALLY WAIVES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ANY RIGHT SUCH PARTY MAY HAVE TO A TRIAL BY JURY IN RESPECT TO ANY ACTION DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY ARISING OUT OF, UNDER OR IN CONNECTION WITH OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT OR THE TRANSACTIONS CONTEMPLATED BY THIS AGREEMENT.

 

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

 

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5.7 Other Registration Rights. Other than (i) the Third-Party Investor Stockholders who have registration rights with respect to their Investor Shares pursuant to their respective Subscription Agreements and (ii) as provided in the Warrant Agreement, dated as of May 20, 2019, between the Company and Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, the Company represents and warrants that no person or entity, other than a Holder of Registrable Securities, has any right to require the Company to register any securities of the Company for sale or to include such securities of the Company in any Registration Statement filed by the Company for the sale of securities for its own account or for the account of any other person or entity. The Company hereby agrees and covenants that it will not grant rights to register any Common Stock (or securities convertible into or exchangeable for Common Stock) pursuant to the Securities Act that are more favorable, pari passu or senior to those granted to the Holders hereunder without (a) the prior written consent of the Sponsor Managers (for so long as the Sponsor or its Permitted Transferees hold Registrable Securities), Dragasac (for so long as Dragasac or its Permitted Transferees hold Registrable Securities) and Starr International Investments Ltd. (for so long as the Starr Holders or their Permitted Transferees hold Registrable Securities), or (b) granting economically and legally equivalent rights to the Holders hereunder such that the Holders shall receive the benefit of such more favorable or senior terms and/or conditions. Further, the Company represents and warrants that this Agreement supersedes any other registration rights agreement or agreement with similar terms and conditions and in the event of a conflict between any such agreement or agreements and this Agreement, the terms of this Agreement shall prevail.

 

5.8 Term. This Agreement shall terminate on the earlier of (a) the seventh (7th) anniversary of the date of this Agreement and (b) with respect to any Holder, on the date that such Holder no longer holds any Registrable Securities. The provisions of Section 3.5 and Article IV shall survive any termination.

 

5.9 Holder Information. Each Holder agrees, if requested in writing, to represent to the Company the total number of Registrable Securities held by such Holder in order for the Company to make determinations hereunder.

 

5.10 Severability. It is the desire and intent of the parties that the provisions of this Agreement be enforced to the fullest extent permissible under the laws and public policies applied in each jurisdiction in which enforcement is sought. Accordingly, if any particular provision of this Agreement shall be adjudicated by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, prohibited or unenforceable for any reason, such provision, as to such jurisdiction, shall be ineffective, without invalidating the remaining provisions of this Agreement or affecting the validity or enforceability of this Agreement or affecting the validity or enforceability of such provision in any other jurisdiction. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if such provision could be more narrowly drawn so as not to be invalid, prohibited or unenforceable in such jurisdiction, it shall, as to such jurisdiction, be so narrowly drawn, without invalidating the remaining provisions of this Agreement or affecting the validity or enforceability of such provision in any other jurisdiction.

 

5.11 Entire Agreement; Restatement. This Agreement constitutes the full and entire agreement and understanding between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior agreements and understandings relating to such subject matter. Upon the Closing, the Original RRA shall no longer be of any force or effect.

 

[SIGNATURE PAGES FOLLOW]

 

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

 

  COMPANY:
       
  Celularity Inc.
  a Delaware corporation
       
  By: /s/ Robert Hariri
    Name:  Robert Hariri, M.D., Ph.D.,
    Title: President and CEO
       
  HOLDERS:
       
  GX Sponsor LLC
  a Delaware limited liability company
       
  By: /s/ Dean C. Kehler
    Name: Dean C. Kehler
    Title: Managing Member

 

[Signature Page to Amended and Restated Registration Rights Agreement]

 

 

 

 

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

 

  HOLDERS:
       
  DRAGASAC LIMITED
       
  By: /s/ Tan Kong Han
  Name: Tan Kong Han
  Title: Director

 

 

 

 

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

 

  HOLDERS:
   
  Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc.
  a Delaware corporation
       
  By: /s/ Henry Ji
    Name: Henry Ji, Ph. D.
    Title: President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board

 

 

 

 

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

 

  HOLDERS:
   
  /s/ Robert Hariri
  Robert Hariri

 

[Signature Page to Amended and Restated Registration Rights Agreement]

 

 

 

 

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

 

  HOLDERS:
     
  ROBERT J. HARIRI FAMILY TRUST FBO HALEY HARIRI DATED 10/01/2008
     
  By: /s/ Louis J. Meade Jr.
    Name: Louis J. Meade Jr.
    Title: Trustee
     
  ROBERT J. HARIRI FAMILY TRUST FBO JOHN HARIRI DATED 10/01/2008
     
  By: /s/ Louis J. Meade Jr.
    Name: Louis J. Meade Jr.
    Title: Trustee
     
  ROBERT J. HARIRI FAMILY TRUST FBO ALEXANDRA HARIRI DATED 10/01/2008
     
  By: /s/ Louis J. Meade Jr.
    Name: Louis J. Meade Jr.
    Title: Trustee

 

[Signature Page to Amended and Restated Registration Rights Agreement]

 

 

 

 

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

 

  HOLDERS:
   
  /s/ John Casale
  John Casale

 

[Signature Page to Amended and Restated Registration Rights Agreement]

 

 

 

 

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

 

  HOLDERS:
   
  /s/ Richard Shaak
  Richard Shaak

 

[Signature Page to Amended and Restated Registration Rights Agreement]

 

 

 

 

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

 

  HOLDERS:
   
  /s/ Howard I. Smith
  Howard I. Smith

 

[Signature Page to Amended and Restated Registration Rights Agreement]

 

 

 

 

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

 

  HOLDERS:
   
  /s/ Steven Blakey
  Steven Blakey

 

[Signature Page to Amended and Restated Registration Rights Agreement]

 

 

 

 

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

 

  HOLDERS:
   
  /s/ Bertil Lundqvist
  Bertil Lundqvist

 

[Signature Page to Amended and Restated Registration Rights Agreement]

 

 

 

 

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

 

  HOLDERS:
   
  /s/ Roger W. Dinella
  Roger W. Dinella

 

[Signature Page to Amended and Restated Registration Rights Agreement]

 

 

 

 

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

 

  HOLDERS:
   
  MAURICE R. GREENBERG AND CORINNE P. GREENBERG, AS JTWROS
   
  /s/ Maurice R. Greenberg
  Maurice R. Greenberg
   
  /s/ Corinne P. Greenberg
  Corinne P. Greenberg

 

[Signature Page to Amended and Restated Registration Rights Agreement]

 

 

 

 

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

 

  HOLDERS:
   
  /s/ Michael Castelli
  Michael Castelli

 

[Signature Page to Amended and Restated Registration Rights Agreement]

 

 

 

 

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

 

  HOLDERS:
     
  C.V. STARR & CO., INC.
     
  By: John J. Casale
    Name: John J. Casale
    Title: Treasurer
     
  STARR INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENTS, LTD.
     
  By: John J. Casale
    Name: John J. Casale
    Title: Authorized Signatory

 

[Signature Page to Amended and Restated Registration Rights Agreement]

 

 

 

 

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

 

  HOLDERS:
   
  /s/ Lim Kok Thay
  Lim Kok Thay

  

[Signature Page to Amended and Restated Registration Rights Agreement]

 

 

 

 

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

 

  HOLDERS:
   
  /s/ Andrew von Eschenbach, M.D.
  Andrew von Eschenbach, M.D.

 

[Signature Page to Amended and Restated Registration Rights Agreement]

 

 

 

 

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

 

  HOLDERS:
   
  /s/ Anne Jones, Ph.D.
  Anne Jones, Ph.D.

 

[Signature Page to Amended and Restated Registration Rights Agreement]

 

 

 

 

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

 

  HOLDERS:
   
  /s/ Bradley Glover, Ph.D.
  Bradley Glover, Ph.D.

 

[Signature Page to Amended and Restated Registration Rights Agreement]

 

 

 

 

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

 

  HOLDERS:
   
  /s/ Dean C. Kehler
  Dean C. Kehler

 

[Signature Page to Amended and Restated Registration Rights Agreement]

 

 

 

 

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

 

  HOLDERS:
   
  /s/ Jay R. Bloom
  Jay R. Bloom

 

[Signature Page to Amended and Restated Registration Rights Agreement]

 

 

 

 

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

 

  HOLDERS:
   
  /s/ John R. Haines
  John R. Haines

 

[Signature Page to Amended and Restated Registration Rights Agreement]

 

 

 

 

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

 

  HOLDERS:
   
  /s/ John Sculley
  John Sculley

 

[Signature Page to Amended and Restated Registration Rights Agreement]

 

 

 

 

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

 

  HOLDERS:
   
  /s/ Keary Dunn, Esq.
  Keary Dunn, Esq.

 

[Signature Page to Amended and Restated Registration Rights Agreement]

 

 

 

  

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

 

  HOLDERS:
   
  /s/ Marc Mazur
  Marc Mazur

 

[Signature Page to Amended and Restated Registration Rights Agreement]

 

 

 

 

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

 

  HOLDERS:
   
  /s/ Peter Diamandis, M.D.
  Peter Diamandis, M.D.

 

 

 

 

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

 

  HOLDERS:
   
  /s/ Robin L. Smith, M.D
  Robin L. Smith, M.D.

 

 

 

 

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

 

  HOLDERS:
   
  /s/ Stephen A. Brigido
  Stephen A. Brigido

  

[Signature Page to Amended and Restated Registration Rights Agreement]

 

 

 

 

Schedule 1

 

Target Holders

 

1. Dragasac Limited
2. Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc.
3. Robert Hariri
4. Robert J. Hariri Family Trust FBO Haley Hariri Dated 10/01/2008
5. Robert J. Hariri Family Trust FBO John Hariri Dated 10/01/2008
6. Robert J. Hariri Family Trust FBO Alexandra Hariri Dated 10/01/2008

  

[Signature Page to Amended and Restated Registration Rights Agreement]

  

 

 

 

Schedule 2

 

Starr Holders

 

1. John Casale
2. Richard Shaak
3. Howard I. Smith
4. Steven Blakey
5. Bertil Lundqvist
6. Roger W. Dinella
7. Maurice R. Greenberg and Corrine P. Greenberg, as JTWROS
8. Michael Castelli
9. Starr International Investments, Ltd.
10. C.V. Starr & Co., Inc.

 

[Signature Page to Amended and Restated Registration Rights Agreement]

 

 

 

 

Schedule 3

 

Investor Stockholders

 

1. Palantir Technologies Inc.

 

[Signature Page to Amended and Restated Registration Rights Agreement]

 

 

 

 

Exhibit A

 

REGISTRATION RIGHTS AGREEMENT JOINDER

 

The undersigned is executing and delivering this joinder (this “Joinder”) pursuant to the Amended and Restated Registration Rights Agreement, dated as of July 16, 2021 (as the same may hereafter be amended, the “Registration Rights Agreement”), among Celularity Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), and the other persons or entities named as parties therein. Capitalized terms used but not otherwise defined herein shall have the meanings provided in the Registration Rights Agreement.

 

By executing and delivering this Joinder to the Company, and upon acceptance hereof by the Company upon the execution of a counterpart hereof, the undersigned hereby agrees to become a party to, to be bound by, and to comply with the Registration Rights Agreement as a Holder of Registrable Securities in the same manner as if the undersigned were an original signatory to the Registration Rights Agreement, and the undersigned’s shares of Common Stock shall be included as Registrable Securities under the Registration Rights Agreement to the extent provided therein.

 

Accordingly, the undersigned has executed and delivered this Joinder as of the __________ day of __________, 20__.

 

   
  Signature of Stockholder
   
   
  Print Name of Stockholder
  Its:
   
  Address:                  
   
   

 

Agreed and Accepted as of
____________, 20__

 

Celularity Inc.  
     
By:          
Name:    
Its:    

 

[Signature Page to Amended and Restated Registration Rights Agreement]

 

 

 

 

Exhibit 10.4

 

VESTING AGREEMENT

 

This VESTING AGREEMENT (this “Agreement”) is made and entered into as of July 16, 2021, by and among GX Sponsor LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“Sponsor”), Celularity Inc. (f/k/a GX Acquisition Corp. (“GX”)), a Delaware corporation (“Parent”), and each of the other Persons set forth on the signature pages hereto (the “Insiders” and together with the Sponsor, the “Stockholders”).

 

RECITALS

 

A. Parent and Celularity Operations Inc. (formerly known as Celularity Inc.) (“Legacy Celularity”) entered into a Merger Agreement and Plan of Reorganization, dated as of January 8, 2021, (the “Merger Agreement”), which provides (upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth therein) for a business combination transaction whereby a subsidiary of Parent merged with and into Legacy Celularity, with Legacy Celularity being the surviving corporation and a direct wholly owned subsidiary of Parent (the “Merger” and, together with the other transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement, the “Transactions”).

 

B. As of the Effective Time, Sponsor and the Insiders are the beneficial and record owners of 7,187,500 shares of Class A Common Stock of Parent (the “Subject Securities”).

 

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the foregoing and the respective representations, warranties, covenants and agreements set forth below and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the parties hereto, intending to be legally bound, do hereby agree as follows:

 

1. Definitions. Capitalized terms used but not otherwise defined herein shall have the respective meanings ascribed to such terms in the Merger Agreement. When used in this Agreement, the following terms in all of their tenses, cases and correlative forms shall have the meanings assigned to them in this Section 1 or elsewhere in this Agreement.

 

Consent” shall mean any consent, approval, authorization, permit or notice.

 

Change of Control” shall mean:

 

(i) the acquisition by any individual, entity or group (within the meaning of Section 13(d)(3) or 14(d)(2) of the Exchange Act) (a “Person”) of beneficial ownership (within the meaning of Rule 13d-3 promulgated under the Exchange Act) of 30% or more of either (A) the then outstanding shares of capital stock of Parent (the “Outstanding Parent Shares”), or (B) the combined voting power of the then outstanding voting securities of Parent entitled to vote generally in the election of directors (the “Outstanding Parent Voting Securities”), in each case, taking into account any options or other rights to acquire Outstanding Parent Shares or Outstanding Parent Voting Shares held by such Person; or

 

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(ii) individuals who, as of the date of this Agreement, constitute the board of directors of Parent (the “Incumbent Board”) cease for any reason to constitute a majority of such board of directors; provided, however, that any individual becoming a director of Parent or its successor subsequent to the date hereof whose election, or nomination for election by Parent shareholders, was approved by a vote of a majority of the directors of Parent then comprising the Incumbent Board shall be considered as though such individual were a member of the Incumbent Board, but excluding, for this purpose, any such individual whose initial assumption of office occurs as a result of either an actual or threatened election contest or other actual or threatened solicitation of proxies or consents by or on behalf of a Person other than the Parent board of directors; or

 

(iii) consummation of an extraordinary transaction at Parent (including by way of reorganization, merger, amalgamation or consolidation), with or without approval by the shareholders of Parent, as applicable, in each case, unless, following such transaction, (A) more than 70% of the then outstanding shares of common stock (or equivalent security) of the company resulting from such transaction and the combined voting power of the then outstanding voting securities of such company entitled to vote generally in the election of directors is then beneficially owned, directly or indirectly, by all or substantially all of the individuals and entities who were the beneficial owners of such securities immediately prior to such transaction in substantially the same proportions as their ownership immediately prior to such transaction, and (B) a majority of the members of the board of directors of the company resulting from such transaction were members of the Incumbent Board at the time of the execution of the initial agreement providing for such reorganization, merger, amalgamation or consolidation; or

 

(iv) consummation of a sale or other disposition of all or substantially all the assets of Parent, with or without approval by the shareholders of Parent; or

 

(v) any other transaction whereby any Person obtains control over the direction of the affairs of Parent. For purposes of this definition, “control” (including, with correlative meanings, the terms “controlling,” “controlled by” and “under common control with”), as used with respect to any Person, shall mean the possession, directly or indirectly, of the power to direct or cause the direction of the management or policies of such Person, whether through the ownership of voting securities, by agreement or otherwise.

 

(vi) Lock-Up Agreement” shall mean that certain Lock-Up agreement executed by the Sponsor and each of the Insiders as of the date hereof.

 

Permitted Transferee” shall mean (a) with respect to any Person that is an individual, any member of such individual’s immediate family and/or any trust, partnership, limited liability company, or other similar estate planning vehicle that such individual controls and the beneficiaries of which are only such individual or such individual’s immediate family, and any other transferee who receives Subject Securities by will or the Laws of descent and distribution; and (b) with respect to any other Person, any Affiliate of such Person.

 

Sponsor Agreement” shall mean that certain Letter Agreement, dated May 20, 2019, by and between Parent and Sponsor.

 

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Transfer” shall mean (a) sell, offer to sell, contract or agree to sell, hypothecate, pledge, grant any option to purchase or otherwise dispose of or agree to dispose of, directly or indirectly, or establish or increase a put equivalent position or liquidate with respect to or decrease a call equivalent position within the meaning of Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), and the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission promulgated thereunder, or (b) enter into any swap or other arrangement that transfers to another, in whole or in part, any of the economic consequences of ownership of any securities, whether any such transaction is to be settled by delivery of such securities.

 

Underwriting Agreement” shall mean that certain Underwriting Agreement, dated as of May 20, 2019, by and between Parent and Cantor Fitzgerald & Co., acting on behalf of itself and as the representative of the several underwriters named therein.

 

VWAP” shall mean, for any security as of any date(s), the dollar volume-weighted average price for such security on the principal securities exchange or securities market on which such security is then traded during the period beginning at 9:30:01 a.m., New York time, and ending at 4:00:00 p.m., New York time, as reported by Bloomberg through its “HP” function (set to weighted average) or, if the foregoing does not apply, the dollar volume-weighted average price of such security in the over-the-counter market on the electronic bulletin board for such security during the period beginning at 9:30:01 a.m., New York time, and ending at 4:00:00 p.m., New York time, as reported by Bloomberg, or, if no dollar volume-weighted average price is reported for such security by Bloomberg for such hours, the average of the highest closing bid price and the lowest closing ask price of any of the market makers for such security as reported by OTC Markets Group Inc. If the VWAP cannot be calculated for such security on such date(s) on any of the foregoing bases, the VWAP of such security on such date(s) shall be the fair market value per share on such date(s) as reasonably determined by Parent, on the one hand, and Cooper Road LLC and Dean C. Kehler (or their designee), on the other hand, in consultation with each other.

 

2. Sponsor Vesting Shares.

 

(a) Vesting Shares. 1,796,875 shares of Class A Common Stock of Parent in the aggregate held by the Sponsor and the Insiders (such shares, the “Vesting Shares”), with the amount of Vesting Shares held by each of the Sponsor and each Insider set forth on Schedule I hereto, shall, concurrently with the Effective Time, have a legend (the “Legend”) in substantially the following form affixed to them and be held subject to the terms and conditions of this Section 2: “THE SECURITIES EVIDENCED HEREIN ARE SUBJECT TO RESTRICTIONS ON TRANSFER, AND CERTAIN OTHER AGREEMENTS, SET FORTH IN THE VESTING AGREEMENT, DATED AS OF July 16, 2021, BY AND AMONG GX ACQUISITION CORP. AND THE OTHER PARTIES THERETO.” All other shares of Common Stock of Parent held by the Sponsor and the Insiders shall remain outstanding following the Effective Time in accordance with their existing terms and the terms of the Sponsor Agreement.

 

(b) Procedures Applicable to the Vesting Shares .

 

(i) As soon as practicable, and in any event within one Business Day after the earlier to occur of Parent (A) becoming aware of the occurrence of a Triggering Event (as defined below) or (B) receiving written notice of a Triggering Event from Sponsor and/or Insiders (which Triggering Event has in fact occurred), Parent shall remove, or cause to be removed, the Legend from the books and records of Parent or its transfer agent evidencing the Vesting Shares and such shares shall no longer be subject to the vesting restrictions set forth in this Section 2 (any such removal of Legend and other restrictions, a “Release”). Any Vesting Shares that are Released in accordance with the terms of Section 2(c) shall remain subject to the terms of the Lock-Up Agreement.

 

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(ii) Subject to the provisions of the Lock-Up Agreement, none of the Sponsor nor the Insiders shall Transfer any Vesting Shares until the date on which the relevant Triggering Event has occurred as described in Section 2(c) below and the Legend on such shares has been removed from such shares, except to the extent permitted by Section 2(b)(iii).

 

(iii) Notwithstanding the provisions set forth in Section 2(b)(ii), transfers of the Vesting Shares that are held by the Sponsor, the Insiders or any of its or their Permitted Transferees, are permitted (a) to the extent provided for in Section 2 of the Lock-Up Agreement and (b) in the case of a limited liability company, for gifts among members of such limited liability company.

 

(iv) Any Vesting Shares not required to be Released in accordance with the terms of Section 2(c) or Section 2(e) on or before the tenth (10th) anniversary of the Effective Time shall immediately thereafter be forfeited to Parent and canceled and neither the Sponsor nor the Insiders hereto shall have any rights with respect thereto.

 

(c) Release of Vesting Shares. The Vesting Shares shall be Released at such time as the VWAP equals or exceeds $12.00 per share for twenty (20) of any thirty (30) consecutive trading days commencing after the Effective Time on the Nasdaq (the “Triggering Event”).

 

(d) Equitable Adjustments. The VWAP target set forth in Section 2(c) shall be equitably adjusted for any stock splits, stock dividends, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like affecting the common stock of Parent after the date of this Agreement.

 

(e) Acceleration Event. If, on or before the tenth (10th) anniversary of the Effective Time, there is a Change in Control, then immediately prior to the consummation of such Change in Control (i) the Triggering Event shall be deemed to have occurred and (ii) the applicable Vesting Shares shall be Released and the Sponsor and the Insiders shall be eligible to participate in such Change in Control.

 

(f) Notwithstanding anything in this Agreement to the contrary, holders of Vesting Shares shall be entitled to vote such Vesting Shares and receive dividends and other distributions in respect of such Vesting Shares prior to the Release of any such Vesting Shares.

 

3. Representations and Warranties of the Stockholders. Each Stockholder hereby represents and warrants to Parent as follows:

 

(a) Authorization, etc. Such Stockholder has the power, authority and capacity to execute and deliver this Agreement and to perform the Sponsor’s obligations hereunder. This Agreement has been duly executed and delivered by such Stockholder and constitutes a legal, valid and binding obligation of such Stockholder, enforceable against such Stockholder in accordance with its terms, subject only to (i) Laws of general application relating to bankruptcy, insolvency and the relief of debtors and (ii) rules of Law governing specific performance, injunctive relief and other equitable remedies. If such Stockholder is an entity, such Stockholder is duly organized, validly existing and in good standing under the Laws of the state of its organization. The undersigned has the power to execute and deliver this Agreement on behalf of such Stockholder. Such Stockholder has taken all necessary action to authorize the execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement. If such Stockholder is an entity, the execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement by such Stockholder will not violate any provision of such Stockholder’s governing documents.

 

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(b) No Conflicts or Consents. The execution and delivery of this Agreement by such Stockholder do not, and the performance of this Agreement by such Stockholder will not (i) conflict with or violate any Law or order applicable to such stockholder or by which such Stockholder or any of such Stockholder’s assets is or may be bound or affected or (ii) result in or constitute (with or without notice or lapse of time) any breach of or default under, or give to any other Person (with or without notice or lapse of time) any right of termination, amendment, acceleration or cancellation of, or result (with or without notice or lapse of time) in the creation of any lien on any of the securities of Parent owned by such Stockholder pursuant to, any agreement to which such Stockholder is a party or by which such Stockholder or any of such Stockholder’s Affiliates or assets is or may be bound or affected. The execution and delivery of this Agreement by such Stockholder do not, and the performance of this Agreement by such Stockholder will not, require any consent, approval or authorization of any Person, except as would not materially affect such Stockholder’s obligations hereunder.

 

(c) Title to Securities. As of the date of this Agreement such Stockholder collectively have good and valid title to and hold of record (free and clear of any liens other than those arising under applicable securities Laws or as would not otherwise restrict the performance of the Stockholders’ obligations pursuant to this Agreement) the Subject Securities.

 

4. Representations and Warranties of Parent. Parent hereby represents and warrants to the other parties hereto as follows:

 

(a) Authorization, etc. Parent has all necessary corporate power and authority to execute and deliver this Agreement and to perform its obligations hereunder. This Agreement has been duly executed and delivered by Parent and constitutes a legal, valid and binding obligation of Parent enforceable against Parent in accordance with its terms, subject only to (i) Laws of general application relating to bankruptcy, insolvency and the relief of debtors and (ii) rules of Law governing specific performance, injunctive relief and other equitable remedies. Parent is duly organized, validly existing and in good standing under the Laws of the State of Delaware. The undersigned has the power to execute and deliver this Agreement on behalf of Parent. Parent has taken all necessary action to authorize the execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement. The execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement by Parent will not violate any provision of Parent’s governing documents.

 

(b) No Conflicts or Consents. The execution and delivery of this Agreement by Parent do not, and the performance of this Agreement by Parent will not (i) conflict with or violate any Law or order applicable to Parent or by which Parent or any of its assets is or may be bound or affected or (ii) result in or constitute (with or without notice or lapse of time) any breach of or default under, or give to any other Person (with or without notice or lapse of time) any right of termination, amendment, acceleration or cancellation of any agreement to which Parent is a party or by which Parent or any of its Affiliates or assets is or may be bound or affected. The execution and delivery of this Agreement by Parent do not, and the performance of this Agreement by Parent will not, require any consent, approval or authorization of any Person, except as would not materially affect Parent’s obligations hereunder.

 

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5. Termination. This Agreement shall terminate, and no party shall have any rights or obligations hereunder and this Agreement shall have no further effect, upon the mutual written agreement of the parties hereto. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, Section 2 shall terminate only upon the earlier to occur of, (a) such time as all of the Vesting Shares shall have been Released and (b) the forfeit and cancellation of Vesting Shares in accordance with Section 2(b)(iv). No such termination, however, shall relieve any party hereto of any liability or damages to the other party hereto resulting from any willful breach of, or actual fraud in connection with, this Agreement prior to its termination.

 

6. Miscellaneous.

 

(a) Conflicting Agreements. In the event and to the extent that there shall be a conflict between the provisions of this Agreement and the provisions of the Sponsor Agreement, this Agreement shall control with respect to the subject matter thereof.

 

(b) Further Assurances. From time to time and without additional consideration, the parties hereto shall use its reasonable best efforts to execute and deliver, or cause to be executed and delivered, such additional transfers, assignments, endorsements, consents and other instruments, and shall take such further actions, as reasonably required for the purpose of carrying out and furthering the intent of this Agreement.

 

(c) Notices. All notices, requests, claims, demands and other communications hereunder shall be in writing and shall be given (and shall be deemed to have been duly given upon receipt) by delivery in person, by email or by registered or certified mail (postage prepaid, return receipt requested) to the respective parties at the following addresses (or at such other address for a party as shall be specified in a notice given in accordance with this Section 7(c))

 

if to the Sponsor or the other signatories hereto (other than Parent), to:

 

GX Sponsor LLC
1325 Avenue of the Americas, 25th Floor
New York, New York 10019
Attention: Jay Bloom and De
an Kehler
Email: jay.bloom@trimarancapital.com and

dean.kehler@trimarancapital.com

 

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with a copy to:
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
One Manhattan West
New York, NY 10001
Attention: Michael Chitwood and Michael Civale
Email: Michael.Chitwood@skadden.com and
Michael.Civale@skadden.com

 

if to the Parent, to:

Celularity Inc.

170 Park Avenue

Florham Park, NJ 07932

Attention: Keary Dunn

Email: keary.dunn@celularity.com

 

with a copy to:

Cooley LLP

55 Hudson Yards

New York, NY 10001-2157

Attention: Yvan-Claude Pierre and Kevin Cooper

Email: ypierre@cooley.com and kcooper@cooley.com

 

or to such other address or addresses as the parties may from time to time designate in writing.

 

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

 

(e) Entire Agreement; Assignment; Binding Effect; No Third Party Rights. This Agreement constitute the entire agreement among the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersede all prior agreements and undertakings, both written and oral, among the parties, or any of them, with respect to the subject matter hereof, except for the Non-Disclosure Agreement. This Agreement shall not be assigned (whether pursuant to a merger, by operation of law or otherwise) by any party without the prior express written consent of the other parties hereto. This Agreement shall be binding on the successor and assigns of any party hereto.

 

(f) Amendment. This Agreement may be amended in writing by the parties hereto at any time. This Agreement may not be amended except by an instrument in writing signed by each of the parties hereto.

 

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

 

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

 

(i) Waiver of Jury Trial. Each of the parties hereto hereby waives to the fullest extent permitted by applicable Law any right it may have to a trial by jury with respect to any litigation directly or indirectly arising out of, under or in connection with this Agreement or the transactions contemplated hereby. Each of the parties hereto (a) certifies that no representative, agent or attorney of any other party has represented, expressly or otherwise, that such other party would not, in the event of litigation, seek to enforce that foregoing waiver and (b) acknowledges that it and the other hereto have been induced to enter into this Agreement and the Transactions, as applicable, by, among other things, the mutual waivers and certifications in this Section 7(i).

 

(j) Counterparts; Electronic Delivery. This Agreement may be executed and delivered (including by facsimile or portable document format (pdf) transmission) in one or more counterparts, and by the different parties hereto in separate counterparts, each of which when executed shall be deemed to be an original but all of which taken together shall constitute one and the same agreement. Delivery by email to counsel for the other parties of a counterpart executed by a party shall be deemed to meet the requirements of the previous sentence.

 

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

 

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

 

  GX SPONSOR LLC
   
  By: /s/ Dean C. Kehler
    Name:   Dean C. Kehler
    Title: Managing Member

 

[Signature Page to Sponsor Support Agreement]

 

 

 

 

  CELULARITY INC.
   
  By: /s/ Robert Hariri
    Name:   Robert Hariri, M.D., Ph.D.
    Title: President and CEO

 

[Signature Page to Sponsor Support Agreement]

 

 

 

 

  /s/ Andrea J. Kellett
  Andrea J. Kellett

 

[Signature Page to Sponsor Support Agreement]

 

 

 

 

  /s/ Arthur Baer
  Arthur Baer

 

[Signature Page to Sponsor Support Agreement]

 

 

 

 

 

  COOPER ROAD, LLC
   
  By: /s/ Jay R. Bloom
    Name:   Jay R. Bloom
    Title: Managing Member

 

[Signature Page to Sponsor Support Agreement]

 

 

 

 

  /s/ Daniel Wagner
  Daniel Wagner

 

[Signature Page to Sponsor Support Agreement]

 

 

 

 

  /s/ Dean C. Kehler
  Dean C. Kehler

 

[Signature Page to Sponsor Support Agreement]

 

 

 

 

  /s/ Gabriel Wagner
  Gabriel Wagner

 

[Signature Page to Sponsor Support Agreement]

 

 

 

 

  HW 2015 TRUST U/A 7/23/15
   
  By: /s/ Elaine Weinberger
    Name:   Elaine Weinberger
    Title: Trustee

 

[Signature Page to Sponsor Support Agreement]

 

 

 

 

  /s/ Jordan S. Bloom
  Jordan S. Bloom

 

[Signature Page to Sponsor Support Agreement]

 

 

 

 

  /s/ Edgar Lee Giovannetti
  Edgar Lee Giovannetti

 

[Signature Page to Sponsor Support Agreement]

 

 

 

 

  /s/ Leon Wagner
  Leon Wagner

 

[Signature Page to Sponsor Support Agreement]

 

 

 

 

  /s/ Marc B. Mazur
  Marc B. Mazur

 

[Signature Page to Sponsor Support Agreement]

 

 

 

 

  /s/ Michael G. Maselli
  Michael G. Maselli

 

[Signature Page to Sponsor Support Agreement]

 

 

 

 

  /s/ Paul S. Levy
  Paul S. Levy

 

[Signature Page to Sponsor Support Agreement]

 

 

 

 

  SCJC, LLC
   
  By: /s/ Jason Capone
    Name:   Jason Capone

 

[Signature Page to Sponsor Support Agreement]

 

 

 

 

  ELIZABETH KEHLER 2012 TRUST
   
  By: /s/ Elizabeth Kehler
    Name:   Elizabeth Kehler
    Title: Trustee

 

[Signature Page to Sponsor Support Agreement]

 

 

 

 

SCHEDULE I

 

Sponsor/Insider   Number of Vesting Shares  
GX Sponsor LLC     25,000  
Cooper Road LLC (4)     415,313  
Dean C. Kehler (5)     353,692  
Elizabeth Kehler 2012 Trust (5)     98,594  
Michael G. Maselli     98,999  
Jordan S. Bloom (4)     36,973  
Andrea J. Kellett     3,697  
Arthur Baer     38,824  
Paul S. Levy     176,129  
HW 2015 Trust u/a 7/23/15     176,129  
Marc B. Mazur     12,232  
Leon Wagner     152,625  
Gabriel Wagner     8,627  
Daniel Wagner     8,627  
SCJC, LLC     169,879  
Edgar Lee Giovannetti     21,534  

 

[Signature Page to Sponsor Support Agreement]

 

 

 

 

 

 Exhibit 10.15

 

Celularity Inc.
Deferred Compensation Award
(Limited Exercisability)

 

Celularity Inc. (the “Company”), under its 2017 Equity Incentive Plan (the “Plan”), hereby grants to Awardholder a limited-exercisability Award (the “Award”) to purchase the number of shares of the Company’s Common Stock set forth below. The Award is subject to all of the terms and conditions as set forth in this notice (the “Grant Notice”), in the Award Agreement and in the Plan, both of which are incorporated herein in their entirety. Capitalized terms not explicitly defined herein but defined in the Plan or the Award Agreement will have the same definitions as in the Plan or the Award Agreement. If there is any conflict between the terms in the Award Agreement and the Plan, the terms of the Plan will control; provided, however, that notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the Plan or the Award Agreement, (x) the Award, to the extent vested, will only be exercisable upon the first to occur of the events set forth in the “Exercise Schedule” below, and (y) any portion of the Award that is not exercised within the time period(s) set forth below following the exercise event shall immediately expire at the end of such period.

 

Awardholder:  
Date of Grant: [                          ]
Vesting Commencement Date: [                          ]
Number of Shares Subject to Award: [                          ]
Exercise Price (Per Share): [                          ]
Total Exercise Price: [                          ]
Expiration Date: [                          ]

 

Type of Grant: Deferred Compensation Award issued as an Other Award under Section 6(c) of the Plan, with an exercise price less than 100% of the Fair Market Value of the Common Stock at the time of grant.

 

Vesting Schedule: The Award will vest over a one year period. Subject to Awardholder’s Continuous Service on each vesting date, the Award will vest as to 1/12th of the total number of shares subject to the Award each month following the Vesting Commencement Date, on the same day of the month.

 

Exercise Schedule: Unless earlier terminated pursuant to the Plan, the Grant Notice or the Award Agreement, the Award shall become exercisable with respect to any vested Award solely upon the first to occur of: (i) the consummation of a Change of Control that is also a change in the ownership or effective control of the Company, or in the ownership of a substantial portion of the Company’s assets, as provided in Section 409A(a)(2)(A)(v) of the Code and Treasury Regulations Section 1.409A-3(i)(5), (ii) the Awardholder’s death or Disability that also constitutes being disabled for purposes of Section 409A(a)(2)(A)(ii) of the Code, or (iii) [Expiration Date] (each such event, an “Exercise Event”); provided, however, that if prior to an Exercise Event the Awardholder’s Continuous Service is terminated for Cause, the Award, whether vested or unvested, shall not be exercisable and shall immediately expire for no consideration. Any vested Award that becomes exercisable upon an Exercise Event shall remain exercisable until, and shall automatically cease to be exercisable and expire following, the later of (x) the 15th day of the third calendar month following the Exercise Event, or (y) the last day of the calendar year in which such Exercise Event occurs, and, for the avoidance of doubt, in no event later than the Expiration Date.

 

 

 

Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the Awardholder is a “specified employee” for purposes of Section 409A of the Code, any Exercise Event that arises because of the Awardholder’s “separation from service” (as defined in Section 409A of the Code without regard to alternative definitions thereunder) will not be immediately exercisable and will instead become exercisable commencing on the date that is six (6) months following the date of such Awardholder’s “separation from service” or, if earlier, the date of the Awardholder’s death, unless any earlier exercise can be made in a manner that complies with Code Section 409A, (such date, the “Delayed Exercise Event”) and shall remain exercisable until, and shall automatically cease to be exercisable and expire following the later of (x) the 15th day of the of the third calendar month following the Delayed Exercise Event, or (y) the last day of the calendar year in which the Delayed Exercise Event occurs, and, for the avoidance of doubt, in no event later than the Expiration Date.

 

Payment: By one or a combination of the following items:

 

By cash, check, bank draft, electronic funds or wire transfer, or money order payable to the Company;

 

By tendering the cash proceeds resulting from a sale on a national stock exchange or market system of some of the shares to be exercised, using a Regulation T Program (also called “broker assisted exercise” or “same day sale”), if the Common Stock is publicly traded;

 

By tendering the cash proceeds resulting from a sale to a third party investor of some of the shares to be exercised, but only if the investor is approved by the Company at the time of exercise, under a private company liquidity assistance program approved by the Company;

 

By tender of shares of Common Stock already owned by the Awardholder, subject to any holding period requirement to avoid adverse accounting consequences to the Company and only if permitted by the Company at the time of exercise; and/or

 

By a “net exercise” arrangement, whereby shares of Common Stock that would otherwise be issued on exercise will be deemed exercised but then immediately tendered back to the Company, but only if permitted by the Company at the time of exercise.

 

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Additional Terms/Acknowledgements: Awardholder acknowledges receipt of, and understands and agrees to, this Grant Notice, the Award Agreement and the Plan. As of the Date of Grant, this Grant Notice, the Award Agreement and the Plan set forth the entire understanding between Awardholder and the Company regarding the Award and supersede all prior oral and written agreements with respect to the Award. By accepting the Award, Awardholder consents to receive documents governing the Award by electronic delivery and to participate in the Plan through an on-line or electronic system established and maintained by the Company or another third party designated by the Company from time to time.

 

* * *

 

 

Celularity Inc.   Awardholder:
     
By:     By:  
  (Signature)     (Signature)
Name:  Robert Hariri   Name:   
Title: Chief Executive Officer and Founder   Email:
Date:   Date:

 

Attachments: Award Agreement

2017 Equity Incentive Plan

 

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Celularity Inc.
Award Agreement

 

Pursuant to your Deferred Compensation Award Grant Notice (the “Grant Notice”) and this Award Agreement (this “Award Agreement”), Celularity Inc. (the “Company”) has granted you an Award (the “Award”) under its 2017 Equity Incentive Plan (the “Plan”) to purchase the number of shares of the Company’s Common Stock indicated in your Grant Notice at the exercise price indicated in your Grant Notice.

 

1.  Vesting. The Award will vest as provided in your Grant Notice. Vesting will cease, in all events, on the termination of your Continuous Service after taking into account any acceleration that occurs on your termination.

 

2.  Number of Shares and Exercise Price. The number of shares of Common Stock subject to the Award and the exercise price per share in your Grant Notice will be adjusted for Capitalization Adjustments as provided in the Plan.

 

3.  Method of Payment. You must pay the full amount of the exercise price for the shares of Common Stock subject to the Award that you wish to exercise. If permitted in your grant notice, you may pay the exercise price through one or more of the following:

 

(a)  Provided that at the time of exercise the Common Stock is publicly traded, using a program developed under Regulation T, as provided by the Federal Reserve Board that, prior to the issuance of Common Stock, results in either the receipt of cash (or check) by the Company or the receipt of irrevocable instructions to pay the aggregate exercise price to the Company from the sales proceeds. This manner of payment is also known as a “broker-assisted exercise,” “same day sale” or “sell to cover.”

 

(b)  By a “net exercise” arrangement pursuant to which the Company will reduce the number of shares of Common Stock issuable on exercise by the largest whole number of shares with a Fair Market Value that does not exceed the aggregate exercise price. You must submit an additional payment to the extent of any remaining balance of the aggregate exercise price not satisfied by such reduction in the number of whole shares to be issued.

 

(c)  If permitted by the Board at the time of exercise, by delivery to the Company (either by actual delivery or attestation) of already-owned shares of Common Stock that are owned free and clear of any liens, claims, encumbrances or security interests, and that are valued at Fair Market Value on the date of exercise. “Delivery” for these purposes, in the sole discretion of the Company at the time you exercise the Award (or any vested portion thereof), will include delivery to the Company of your attestation of ownership of such shares of Common Stock in a form approved by the Company. You may not exercise the Award (or any exercisable portion thereof) by delivery to the Company of Common Stock if doing so would violate the provisions of any law, regulation or agreement restricting the redemption of the Company’s stock.

 

4.  Whole Shares. You may exercise the Award (or any vested portion thereof) only for whole shares of Common Stock.

 

 

 

5.  Compliance with Laws. In no event may you exercise the Award (or any vested portion thereof) unless the shares of Common Stock issuable on exercise are then registered under the Securities Act or, if not registered, the Company has determined that your exercise and the issuance of the shares would be exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and compliant with all applicable laws, including the documentation requirements of Rule 701(e) of the Securities Act. The exercise of the Award (or any vested portion thereof) also must comply with all other applicable laws and regulations governing the Award. You may not exercise the Award (or any vested portion thereof) if the Company determines that such exercise would not be in material compliance with such laws and regulations (including any restrictions on exercise required for compliance with Treasury Regulations Section 1.401(k)-1(d)(3), if applicable).

 

6.  Term. You may not exercise the Award before the Date of Grant or after the expiration of the term of the Award. The term of the Award expires, subject to the provisions of the Plan and the additional and potentially earlier expiration provisions set forth in your Grant Notice, on the earliest of the following:

 

(a)  immediately on the termination of your Continuous Service for Cause;

 

(b)  the Expiration Date indicated in your Grant Notice; or

 

(c)  the day before the 10th anniversary of the Date of Grant.

 

7.  Exercise.

 

(a)  You may exercise the vested portion of the Award during the exercise period provided in your Grant Notice by (i) delivering a Notice of Exercise (in a form designated by the Company), or making the required electronic election with the Company’s electronic platform (e.g., Equity Edge) or designated broker (e.g., E*Trade), and (ii) paying the exercise price and any applicable withholding taxes to the Company’s stock plan administrator, or to such other person as the Company may designate, together with such additional documents as the Company may then require.

 

(b)  By exercising the Award you agree that, as a condition to any exercise of the Award, you must enter into an arrangement providing for the payment by you to the Company of any tax withholding obligation of the Company arising by reason of (i) the exercise of the Award, (ii) the lapse of any substantial risk of forfeiture to which the shares of Common Stock are subject at the time of exercise or (iii) the disposition of shares of Common Stock acquired on such exercise.

 

8.  Transferability. Except as otherwise provided in this Section 8, the Award is not transferable, except by will or by the laws of descent and distribution, and is exercisable during your life only by you.

 

(a)  Certain Trusts. On receiving written permission from the Board or its duly authorized designee, and only if doing so does not violate Code Section 409A and applicable securities laws, you may transfer the Award to a trust if you are considered to be the sole beneficial owner (determined under Section 671 of the Code and applicable state law) while the Award is held in the trust. You and the trustee must enter into transfer and other agreements required by the Company.

 

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(b)  Domestic Relations Orders. On receiving written permission from the Board or its duly authorized designee, and only if doing so does not violate Code Section 409A and applicable securities laws, and provided that you and the designated transferee enter into transfer and other agreements required by the Company, you may transfer the Award pursuant to the terms of a court approved domestic relations order, official marital settlement agreement or other divorce or separation instrument as permitted by Treasury Regulations Section 1.421-l(b)(2) that contains the information required by the Company to effectuate the transfer. You are encouraged to contact the Company’s Corporate Secretary regarding the proposed terms of any division of the Award prior to finalizing the domestic relations order or marital settlement agreement to help ensure the required information is contained within the domestic relations order or marital settlement agreement.

 

(c)  Beneficiary Designation. On receiving written permission from the Board or its duly authorized designee, you may, by delivering written notice to the Company, in a form approved by the Company and any broker designated by the Company to handle Award exercises, designate a third party who, on your death, will thereafter be entitled to exercise the Award and receive the Common Stock or other consideration resulting from such exercise. In the absence of such a designation, your executor or administrator of your estate will be entitled to exercise the Award and receive, on behalf of your estate, the Common Stock or other consideration resulting from such exercise.

 

9.  Right of First Refusal and Other Prohibition on Transfer. Before any shares of Common Stock held by you or any transferee (either being sometimes referred to herein as the “Holder”) may be sold or otherwise transferred (including transfer by gift or operation of law), the Company must consent as set forth below and the Company or its assignee(s) shall have a right of first refusal to purchase such shares on the terms and conditions set forth in this Section 9 (the “Right of First Refusal”).

 

(a)  Notice of Proposed Transfer. The Holder of the shares shall deliver to the Company a written notice (the “Notice”) stating: (i) the Holder’s bona fide intention to sell or otherwise transfer such shares; (ii) the name of each proposed purchaser or other transferee (“Proposed Transferee”); (iii) the number of shares to be transferred to each Proposed Transferee; (iv) the bona fide cash price or other consideration for which the Holder proposes to transfer the shares (the “Offered Price”); and (v) that the Holder shall offer to sell the shares to the Company and/or its assignee(s) at the Offered Price.

 

(b)  Exercise of Right of First Refusal. At any time within 30 days after receipt of the Notice, the Company and/or its assignee(s) may, by giving written notice to the Holder, elect to purchase any or all of the shares proposed to be transferred to any one or more of the Proposed Transferees, at the purchase price determined in accordance with subsection (c) below.

 

(c)  Purchase Price. The purchase price (“Purchase Price”) for the shares purchased by the Company or its assignee(s) shall be the Offered Price. If the Offered Price includes consideration other than cash, the cash equivalent value of the non-cash consideration shall be determined by the Board of the Company in good faith.

 

(d)  Payment. Payment of the Purchase Price shall be made, at the option of the Company or its assignee(s), in cash (by check), by cancellation of all or a portion of any outstanding indebtedness of the Holder to the Company (or, in the case of repurchase by an assignee, to the assignee) or by any combination thereof.

 

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(e)  Holder’s Right to Transfer. If all or any of the shares proposed in the Notice to be transferred to a given Proposed Transferee are not purchased by the Company and/or its assignee(s) as provided in this Section, then the Holder may sell or otherwise transfer such shares to that Proposed Transferee at the Offered Price or at a higher price, provided that (i) such sale or other transfer is consummated within 120 days after the date of the Notice, (ii) any such sale or other transfer is effected in accordance with any applicable securities laws and if requested by the Company, the Holder shall have delivered an opinion of counsel acceptable to the Company to that effect and (iii) the Proposed Transferee agrees in writing that the provisions of this Section shall continue to apply to the shares in the hands of such Proposed Transferee. If the shares described in the Notice are not transferred to the Proposed Transferee within such 120-day period, a new Notice shall be given to the Company, and the Company and/or its assignees shall again be offered the Right of First Refusal before any shares held by the Holder may be sold or otherwise transferred.

 

(f)  Exempt Transfers. Despite anything to the contrary in this Agreement, the following transfers of vested shares shall be exempt from the Right of First Refusal: (i) the transfer of any or all of the shares on your death by will or intestacy to the your “immediate family” (as defined below) but only if each such transferee or other recipient agrees in a writing satisfactory to the Company that the Right of First Refusal (and all other restrictions on transfer set forth in this Agreement) shall continue to apply to the transferred shares in the hands of such transferee or other recipient; (ii) any transfer of shares made pursuant to a statutory merger or statutory consolidation of the Company with or into another corporation or corporations (except that the Right of First Refusal shall continue to apply thereafter to such shares, in which case the surviving corporation of such merger or consolidation shall succeed to the rights or the Company unless the agreement of merger or consolidation expressly otherwise provides); or (iii) any transfer of shares pursuant to the winding up, liquidation or dissolution of the Company. As used herein, the term “immediate family” shall mean the your spouse, lineal descendant or antecedent, brother or sister, adopted child or grandchild or the spouse of any child, adopted child, grandchild or adopted grandchild of yours.

 

(g)  Termination of Right of First Refusal and Prohibition on Transfer. The Right of First Refusal and the prohibition on transfer set forth above shall terminate as to all shares issued on exercise of your Award on the earlier of (i) first sale of Common Stock of the Company by the Company to the general public pursuant to a registration statement filed with, and declared effective by, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission under the Securities Act, or (ii) a Change in Control in which the successor corporation has equity securities that are publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange or the Nasdaq Global Market or any other exchange designated by the Board from time to time.

 

10.  Award not a Service Contract. The Award is not an employment or service contract, and nothing in the Award, the Grant Notice, this Award Agreement or the Plan will be deemed to create in any way whatsoever any obligation on your part to continue in the employ of the Company or an Affiliate, or of the Company or an Affiliate to continue your employment. In addition, nothing in the Award, the Grant Notice, this Award Agreement or the Plan will obligate the Company or an Affiliate, their respective stockholders, boards of directors, officers or employees to continue any relationship that you might have as a Director or Consultant for the Company or an Affiliate.

 

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11.  Withholding Obligations.

 

(a)  At the time you exercise the Award, in whole or in part, and at any time thereafter as the Company requests, you hereby authorize withholding from payroll and any other amounts payable to you, and otherwise agree to make adequate provision for (including by means of a “same day sale” pursuant to a program developed under Regulation T as promulgated by the Federal Reserve Board to the extent permitted by the Company), any sums required to satisfy the federal, state, local and foreign tax withholding obligations of the Company or any Affiliate that arise in connection with the exercise of the Award.

 

(b)  You may not exercise the Award unless the tax withholding obligations of the Company and any Affiliate are satisfied. Accordingly, you may not be able to exercise the Award when desired even though the Award is vested, and the Company will have no obligation to issue a certificate for shares of Common Stock unless such obligations are satisfied.

 

12.  Tax Consequences.

 

(a)  No Obligation to Minimize Taxes. You hereby agree that the Company does not have a duty to design or administer the Plan or its other compensation programs in a manner that minimizes your tax liabilities. You will be responsible for any taxes imposed on you in connection with this Award. You will not make any claim against the Company, or any of its Officers, Directors, Employees or Affiliates related to tax liabilities arising from the Award or your other compensation. In particular, you acknowledge that the Award is not exempt from Section 409A of the Code and must comply with the limited exercise provisions included in the Grant Notice as required by Section 409A of the Code. You acknowledge that the Company is not providing you any tax advice, is not guaranteeing any particular tax outcome with respect to the Awards, and that you shall not make any claim against the Company, or any of its Officers, Directors, Employees or Affiliates if the Internal Revenue Service asserts that the Awards are subject to additional taxation pursuant to Section 409A of the Code.

 

(b)  Golden Parachute Taxes. You also agree that if the benefits provided for in connection with this Award or otherwise payable to you by the Company or any successor thereto (i) constitute “parachute payments” within the meaning of Section 280G of the Code, and (ii) would be subject to the excise tax imposed by Section 4999 of the Code (the “Excise Tax”), then your benefits will be either (1) delivered in full or (2) delivered to such lesser extent as would result in no portion of such benefits being subject to the Excise Tax, whichever of the foregoing amounts, taking into account the applicable federal, state and local income taxes and the Excise Tax, results in the receipt by you on an after-tax basis, of the greatest amount of benefits, despite that all or some of such benefits may be taxable under Section 4999 of the Code. On the reasonable request of the Company, you agree to execute a waiver of your right to receive that portion of any benefits provided hereunder or otherwise, in a manner that satisfies the stockholder approval requirements under Section 280G(b)(5)(B) of the Code, so that no payment or benefit provided hereunder or otherwise to you will be a “parachute payment” under Section 280G(b) of the Code.

 

13.  Notices. Any notices provided for in the Award, this Award Agreement, the Grant Notice or the Plan will be given in writing and will be deemed effectively given on receipt or, in the case of notices delivered by mail by the Company to you, five days after deposit in the U.S. mail, postage prepaid, addressed to you at the last address you provided to the Company. The Company may, in its sole discretion, decide to deliver any documents related to participation in the Plan and the Award by electronic means or to request your consent to participate in the Plan by electronic means. By accepting the Award, you consent to receive such documents by electronic delivery and to participate in the Plan through an on-line or electronic system established and maintained by the Company or another third party designated by the Company.

 

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14.  Governing Plan Document. The Award is subject to all the provisions of the Plan, the provisions of which are hereby made a part of the Award, and is further subject to all interpretations, amendments, rules and regulations, which may from time to time be promulgated and adopted pursuant to the Plan. In addition, the Award (and any compensation paid or shares issued under the Award) is subject to recoupment in accordance with The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and any implementing regulations thereunder, any clawback policy adopted by the Company and any compensation recovery policy otherwise required by applicable law. No recovery of compensation under such a clawback policy will be an event giving rise to a right to resign for “good reason” or for a “constructive termination” (or similar term) under any agreement with the Company.

 

15.  Effect on Other Employee Benefit Plans. The value of the Award will not be included as compensation, earnings, salaries, or other similar terms used when calculating your benefits under any employee benefit plan sponsored by the Company or any Affiliate, except as such plan otherwise expressly provides. The Company expressly reserves its rights to amend, modify or terminate any of the Company’s or any Affiliate’s employee benefit plans.

 

16.  Voting Rights. You will not have voting or any other rights as a stockholder of the Company with respect to the shares to be issued pursuant to the Award until such shares are issued to you. On such issuance, you will obtain full voting and other rights as a stockholder of the Company. However, the Company may require, as a condition to such issuance, you to appoint the Company's Chief Executive Officer (or other member of the Board) as having the sole and exclusive power of attorney to vote all such shares of Common Stock subject to the Award, which power shall be effective until the earlier of the completion of a Change in Control or the Company's initial public offering of its securities on a national stock exchange or national market such as Nasdaq or NYSE. The Company may also require, as a condition to such issuance, you to execute an agreement pursuant to which you agree to join the Company’s then-current stockholder agreements. Nothing contained in the Award, and no action taken pursuant to its provisions, will create or be construed to create a trust of any kind or a fiduciary relationship between you and the Company or any other person.

 

17.  Severability. If all or any part of this Award Agreement or the Plan is declared by any court or governmental authority to be unlawful or invalid, such unlawfulness or invalidity will not invalidate any portion of this Award Agreement or the Plan not declared to be unlawful or invalid. Any Section of this Award Agreement (or part of such a Section) so declared to be unlawful or invalid will, if possible, be construed in a manner which will give effect to the terms of such Section or part of a Section to the fullest extent possible while remaining lawful and valid.

 

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18.  Vested Share Repurchase Award

 

(a)  Vested Share Repurchase Award. The Company and/or its assignee(s) will have the right to repurchase all of the vested shares of Common Stock purchased on the exercise of this Award (the “Vested Shares”) if (i) your employment is terminated by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries or Affiliates for Cause or (ii) you breach the terms of any restrictive covenant agreements with the Company or any of its Subsidiaries or Affiliates, including the Employee Proprietary Information and Inventions Agreement by and between you and the Company (the “Vested Share Repurchase Award”). The repurchase price for each vested share (the “Vested Share Repurchase Price”) will be the Fair Market Value per share on the Repurchase Date (as defined below).

 

(b)  Mechanics of Repurchase.

 

(i)  Without requirement of further action on the part of either party hereto, the Company’s Vested Share Repurchase Award will be deemed to have been automatically exercised as to all Vested Shares at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time on the Board Determination Date (the “Repurchase Date”); provided, that if required to avoid liability accounting to the Company, the Company’s Vested Share Repurchase Award will instead be automatically exercised as to all Vested Shares at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time on the later to occur of (i) the Board Determination Date (as defined below) and (ii) the date that is six months following the original purchase of the Vested Shares or such other time necessary to avoid liability accounting to the Company (which date shall be the Repurchase Date), unless any such automatic repurchase would result in a violation of applicable law (including by reason of the Company having insufficient assets to meet its obligations or otherwise). However, on or prior to the Board Determination Date, the Board may decline to exercise its Vested Share Repurchase Award, in which case, the automatic exercise contemplated by the first sentence of this Section 20(b)(i) will not be deemed to have occurred. The “Board Determination Date” means the date on which the Board determines that (x) the your employment will be terminated by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries or Affiliates for Cause or (y) you are in breach of the terms of any restrictive covenant agreements with the Company or any of its Subsidiaries or Affiliates, including the Employee Proprietary Information and Inventions Agreement by and between you and the Company.

 

(ii)  As of the Repurchase Date, the Company and/or its assignee(s) will become the legal and beneficial owner of such Vested Shares and all rights and interests therein or relating thereto. The Company and/or its assignee(s) will have the right to retain and transfer to their own names the number of Vested Shares being repurchased by the Company and/or its assignee(s), and you will no longer be considered the owner of the Vested Shares repurchased by the Company for record or any other purposes. The Vested Share Repurchase Price will be payable, at the option of the Company, in cash (including electronic wire transfer), by check, by cancellation of any debt owed by you to the Company or by any combination of the aforementioned methods. Within 30 days following the Repurchase Date, the Company and/or its assignee(s) will tender payment for the Vested Shares being repurchased. You agree to execute and deliver to the Company all documents necessary to transfer ownership of the Vested Shares to the Company, including, without limitation, any certificates evidencing the Vested Shares subject to the Company’s Vested Share Repurchase Award.

 

(c)  Your Rights. If the Company exercises its Vested Share Repurchase Award pursuant to this Section 18, as of the Repurchase Date, your only remaining right under this Agreement will be the right to receive the Vested Share Repurchase Price, and you will have no right whatsoever to retain the Vested Shares and will have no rights as a stockholder with respect to such Vested Shares.

 

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(d)  Termination of Share Award Repurchase Award. The Vested Share Repurchase Award will terminate as to all Vested Shares on the earlier of (i) the first sale of Common Stock of the Company by the Company to the general public pursuant to a registration statement filed with, and declared effective by, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission under the Securities Act, or (ii) a Change in Control in which the successor corporation has equity securities that are publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange or the Nasdaq Global Market or any other exchange designated by the Board from time to time.

 

19.  Escrow. As security for your faithful performance of the terms of this Agreement and to insure the availability for delivery of your Vested Shares on exercise of the Vested Share Repurchase Award, as well as the Company’s Right of First Refusal, you agree, upon an exercise hereunder, to deliver to and deposit with the Secretary of the Company or the Secretary’s designee (“Escrow Agent”), as Escrow Agent, three stock powers together with all certificates evidencing all of the Vested Shares. These documents are to be held by the Escrow Agent and delivered by said Escrow Agent pursuant to Joint Escrow Instructions provided by the Company and delivered to the Escrow Agent upon exercise of the Award.

 

20.  Miscellaneous.

 

(a)  The rights and obligations of the Company under the Award will be transferable to any one or more persons or entities, and all covenants and agreements hereunder will inure to the benefit of, and be enforceable by the Company’s successors and assigns.

 

(b)  You agree on request to execute any further documents or instruments necessary or desirable in the sole determination of the Company to carry out the purposes or intent of the Award.

 

* * *

 

This Award Agreement, together with any appendix attached hereto that addresses local or foreign legal requirements, will be deemed to be signed by you on the signing by you of the Grant Notice to which it is attached.

 

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Attachment: Foreign Laws
(if applicable)

 

Nature of Grant. In accepting this Award, you acknowledge that:

 

1. The Plan is established voluntarily by the Company, it is discretionary in nature and it may be modified, amended, suspended or terminated by the Company at any time, unless otherwise provided in the Plan and this Award Agreement.

 

2. The grant of the Award is voluntary and occasional and does not create any contractual or other right to receive future grants of Awards, or benefits in lieu of Awards, even if Awards have been granted repeatedly in the past.

 

3. All decisions with respect to future Award grants, if any, will be at the sole discretion of the Company.

 

4. Your participation in the Plan does not create a right to further employment with your employer or additional time in service with the Company or any of its affiliates, and shall not interfere with the ability of your employer to terminate your employment relationship (or the ability of the Company or its affiliates to terminate any other service relationship) at any time with or without cause. The Award will not be interpreted to form an employment contract or relationship with the Company, your employer, or any subsidiary or affiliate of the Company.

 

5. You are voluntarily participating in the Plan.

 

6. The Award is an extraordinary item that does not constitute compensation of any kind for services of any kind rendered to the Company or your employer, and is outside the scope of your employment or service contract, if any. The Award is not part of your normal or expected compensation or salary for any purpose, including, but not limited to, calculating any severance, resignation, termination, redundancy, end of service payments, bonuses, long service awards, pension or retirement benefits or similar payments and in no event should be considered as compensation for, or relating in any way to, past services for the Company or your employer.

 

7. The future value of the underlying shares of Common Stock is unknown and cannot be predicted with certainty. If the underlying shares of Common Stock do not increase in value, the Award may have no value. If you purchase the shares of Common Stock subject to this Award, the value of those shares of Common Stock may increase or decrease.

 

8. In consideration of the grant of the Award, no claim or entitlement to compensation or damages shall arise from termination of the Award or diminution in value of the Award or shares of Common Stock purchased through exercise of the Award resulting from termination of Awardee’s employment or other service with the Company or the Employer (for any reason whatsoever) and Awardee irrevocably releases the Company and the Employer from any such claim that may arise; if, despite the foregoing, any such claim is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to have arisen, then, by signing this Award Agreement, Awardee shall be deemed irrevocably to have waived Awardee’s entitlement to pursue such claim.

 

 

 

9. On the termination of your employment or service, your right to vest in the Award will terminate effective as of the date that you are no longer actively employed or otherwise providing service and will not be extended by any notice period mandated under the local law (e.g., active employment would not include a period of “garden leave” or similar period pursuant to local law). Furthermore, on the termination of employment or service, your right to exercise the Award, if any, will be measured by the date of termination of your active employment or service and will not be extended by any notice period mandated under local law. The Company shall have the exclusive discretion to determine when you are no longer actively employed or rendering services for purposes of this Award.

 

Data Privacy. In accepting this Award:

 

1. You hereby explicitly and unambiguously consent to the collection, use and transfer, in electronic or other form, of your personal data as described in this document by and among, as applicable, you employer, the Company and its subsidiaries and affiliates for the purpose of implementing, administering and managing your participation in the Plan, as well as for the purpose of the Company’s compliance with Section 953(b) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which requires certain public companies to calculate and disclose on an annual basis the ratio of the median of the annual total compensation of all employees of an issuer as compared to the annual total compensation of its chief executive officer (the “CEO Pay Ratio”).

 

2. You understand that the Company and your employer may hold certain personal information about you, including, but not limited to, your name, home address and telephone number, date of birth, social insurance number or other identification number, salary, nationality, job title, any shares of stock or directorships held in the Company, details of all Awards or any other entitlement to shares of stock awarded, canceled, exercised, vested, unvested or outstanding in your favor, for the purpose of implementing, administering and managing the Plan and complying with the CEO Pay Ratio (“Data”).

 

3. You understand that the recipients of the Data may be located in the United States or elsewhere, and that the recipients’ country (e.g., the United States) may have different data privacy laws and protections than your country. You understand that you may request a list with the names and addresses of any potential recipients of the Data by contacting your local human resources representative. You authorize the Company and any other possible recipients which may assist the Company (presently or in the future) with implementing, administering and managing the Plan to receive, possess, use, retain and transfer the Data, in electronic or other form, for the purpose of implementing, administering and managing your participation in the Plan and for compliance with the CEO Pay Ratio. You understand that Data will be held only as long as is necessary to implement, administer and manage your participation in the Plan and as is necessary for compliance with the CEO Pay Ratio. You understand that you may, at any time, view the Data, request additional information about the storage processing of the Data, require any necessary amendments to Data or refuse or withdraw the consents herein, in any case without cost, by contacting in writing your local human resources representative. You understand, however, that refusing or withdrawing your consent may affect your ability to participate in the Plan. For more information on the consequences of your refusal to consent or withdrawal of consent, you understand that you may contact your local human resources representative.

 

Language. If you have received this Agreement or any other document related to the Plan translated into a language other than English and if the translated version is different than the English version, the English version will control.

 

 

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Exhibit 16.1

 

 

 

July 21, 2021

 

 

Securities and Exchange Commission

100 F Street, N.E.

Washington, DC 20549

 

Commissioners:

 

We have read the statements made by Celularity Inc. (formerly GX Acquisition Corp.) under Item 4.01 of its Form 8-K dated July 22, 2021. We agree with the statements concerning our Firm in such Form 8-K; we are not in a position to agree or disagree with other statements of Celularity Inc. (formerly GX Acquisition Corp.) contained therein.

 

Very truly yours,

 

/s/ Marcum llp

 

 

Marcum llp

 

 

 

 

Exhibit 21.1

 

List of Subsidiaries

 

Celularity LLC, a Delaware limited liability company

Anthrogenesis, LLC, a New Jersey limited liability company

Caricord Inc., a Delaware corporation

 

Exhibit 99.1

 

Celularity Closes Merger with GX Acquisition Corp and Provides Corporate Update

 

Common stock of the merged company, Celularity, Inc., to commence trading on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the ticker symbol “CELU” on July 19, 2021

 

Clinical pipeline includes multiple clinical stage programs including acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), with a total of five clinical programs expected by 1H 2022

 

Gross proceeds from the transaction totaled approximately $138 million

 

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., July 16, 2021 -- Celularity Inc. (“Celularity”) (Nasdaq: CELU), a clinical-stage cellular medicine company developing off-the-shelf allogeneic therapies derived from the postpartum human placenta, today announced the closing of a merger with GX Acquisition Corp. (“GXGX”) and provided a corporate update. Proceeds from the transaction totaled approximately $138 million, which included funds held in GXGX’s trust account and a concurrent private placement investment in public equity (PIPE) financing led by existing Celularity shareholders. GXGX shareholders approved the transaction on July 14, 2021. The combined, publicly traded company will operate under the name Celularity, Inc., and its common stock will commence trading on the Nasdaq Capital Market on July 19, 2021, under the ticker symbol “CELU.” Celularity’s management team will continue leading the merged company following this transaction.

 

“Celularity aims to transform the way we approach the treatment of cancer and other diseases by harnessing the versatility, unique immune biology and innate stemness of placental-derived cells,” said Robert J. Hariri, M.D., Ph.D., founder, Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of Celularity. “We are immensely proud of our clinical development results so far as well as the state-of-the-art manufacturing capabilities we built to support rapid scaling and a competitive cost structure for our placental-derived cell therapeutics. We believe off-the-shelf, allogeneic cell therapies will drive a paradigm shift in how clinicians approach the treatment of cancer and other serious diseases.” Hariri added, “Our PIPE is led by existing Celularity investors, who understand the company’s pipeline and clinical development program and took advantage of the opportunity to add to their investment in Celularity.” Hariri also noted, “Celularity has entered into important strategic and commercial partnerships with leaders like Palantir and Arthrex which we believe will strengthen our intellectual property and grow revenues from our existing marketed products.”

 

“We are tremendously excited in Celularity’s long-term growth prospects and its ability to develop innovative cell therapies derived from the post-partum human placenta,” stated Dr. Henry Ji, Chairman and CEO of Sorrento Therapeutics. “We value our strategic partnership and look forward to Celularity’s continued innovation and growth as a public company.”

 

Dean C. Kehler, Co-Chairman and CEO of GX Acquisition Corp. and new board member of Celularity, added, “We are excited to see Celularity (Nasdaq: CELU) take this very important next step in its evolution as a transformative biotechnology company by becoming a publicly-traded company, listed on The Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol “CELU”. This step will enable Celularity to continue to leverage the company’s commercial and clinical stage assets to treat diseases of high unmet need, like cancer, infectious diseases and degenerative diseases.”

 

About this Transaction

 

On January 8, 2021, Celularity, a clinical-stage biotechnology company leading the next evolution in cellular medicine with the development of off-the-shelf allogeneic therapies derived from the postpartum placenta, entered into a definitive business combination agreement with GX Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC). Under the terms of the business combination agreement, the SPAC Sponsors and certain current equity holders, officers and directors of Celularity have agreed to be subject to a one-year lockup in respect of their common stock, in each case subject to certain customary exceptions, which will provide important stability to the leadership and governance of the combined entity.

 

As a result of this business combination, Celularity received proceeds of approximately $138 million. The description of the business combination contained herein is only a high-level summary and is qualified in its entirety by the more detailed description of the terms of the transaction provided in the definitive proxy statement/prospectus filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on June 25, 2021.

 

 

 

Noteworthy Achievements and Outlook

 

Pipeline and Clinical Updates

 

Celularity Announces Expansion of Human Placental Hematopoietic Stem Cell Derived Natural Killer Cells (CNYK-001) Phase 1 Trial in Patients with Acute Myeloid Leukemia

 

Celularity expanded its ongoing Phase 1 clinical trial of CYNK-001 in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) (NCT04310592) to include patients with relapsed/refractory AML (r/r AML) in addition to its ongoing trial in MRD. Of the findings to date, no dose limiting toxicity was observed with outpatient administration of three doses (Days 0, 7 and 14) at total dose levels of 1.8, 3.6 and 5.4 billion CYNK-001 cells, respectively. Additionally, the company reported positive results from a single patient enrolled in the study who received a total of 5.4 billion CYNK-001 cells in the outpatient setting without experiencing dose limiting toxicity and experienced conversion from MRD positive to MRD negative on bone marrow exam and had good risk cytogenetics, NPM-1 positive FLT-3 negative AML.

 

Celularity Secures Orphan Drug Designation for CYNK-001 in the Treatment of Malignant Gliomas

 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Orphan Drug Designation to Celularity’s CYNK-001, a non-genetically modified cryopreserved human placental hematopoietic stem cell-derived natural killer (NK) cell therapy, for the treatment of patients with malignant gliomas. CYNK-001 is currently being investigated in a Phase 1 clinical trial (NCT04489420) for the treatment of patients with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), an indication within the scope of this orphan designation.

 

Celularity Secures Positive Recommendation from the independent Data Monitoring Committee (DMC) for continuation of ongoing Phase 1/2 CYNK-001-COVID-19 (CYNKCOVID) Study

 

Celularity received a positive recommendation from the independent Data Monitoring Committee (DMC) to continue the advancing the company’s Phase 1/2 COVID-19 trial assessing CYNK-001 in patients with the disease. In the first assessment, there was no evidence of dose-limiting toxicities or evidence of worsening of inflammatory biomarkers. Enrollment is ongoing in the multi-center clinical study with active sites in Arizona, Arkansas, California, New Jersey and Washington.

 

Corporate Milestones

 

Celularity and Arthrex Enter into Exclusive Supply and Distribution Agreement for Multiple Commercial Products

 

On July 1, 2021, Celularity entered into an agreement with Arthrex whereby Arthrex would receive exclusive rights to distribute and commercialize Celularity’s placental-derived biomaterial products for orthopedics and sports medicine in the U.S. Under the terms of the agreement, Celularity will provide Arthrex with exclusive commercial distribution rights for orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and will continue to be responsible for product manufacturing and supply. This partnership is expected to broaden Arthrex’s platform for using Celularity’s regenerative products in the Orthopedic surgery setting, the market for which is estimated to be approximately $1.5 billion in the U.S. alone.

 

Appointment of Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

 

Bradley Glover, Ph.D., a global business and technical operations executive with more than 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry is now leading all aspects of Celularity’s technical operations, including process development, quality, manufacturing, supply chain, IT, facilities and engineering and strategic and business operations for commercial products and clinical pipeline programs. With his significant expertise in operational management and business strategy, Celularity aims more rapidly advance its clinical and preclinical cellular programs currently in development.

 

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Multi-Year Strategic Partnership with Palantir Technologies

 

Celularity’s recent partnership will enable the company to leverage Palantir’s next generation software and computational capabilities with its cellular data to accelerate research and development activities. Concurrent with its research and development work, Palantir made an equity investment in Celularity that when combined with the previously announced PIPE financing, brings more than $100 million in new funding to Celularity.

 

About Celularity

 

Celularity, Inc. (Nasdaq: CELU) headquartered in Florham Park, N.J., is a clinical stage biotechnology company leading the next evolution in cellular medicine by developing off-the-shelf placental-derived allogeneic cell therapies, including unmodified NK cells, genetically-modified NK cells, T cells engineered with a CAR (CAR T-cells), and mesenchymal-like adherent stromal cells (ASCs) targeting indications across cancer, infectious and degenerative diseases. In addition, Celularity develops and manufactures innovative biomaterials also derived from the postpartum placenta. Celularity believes that by harnessing the placenta’s unique biology and ready availability, it will be able to develop therapeutic solutions that address significant unmet global needs for effective, accessible, and affordable therapies.

 

To learn more, visit celularity.com.

 

Celularity Investor Contacts:

Carlos Ramirez

Celularity

carlos.ramirez@celularity.com

 

Alexandra Roy

Solebury Trout

aroy@troutgroup.com

 

Celularity Media Contact:

Jason Braco, Ph.D.

LifeSci Communications

jbraco@lifescicomms.com

 

Forward-Looking Statements

 

This communication contains, or incorporates by reference, “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as well as within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements may include, but are not limited to, statements regarding our expectations, hopes, beliefs, intentions, or strategies regarding the future. In addition, any statements that refer to projections, forecasts or other characterizations of future events or circumstances, including any underlying assumptions, are forward-looking statements. The words “anticipate,” “believe,” “can,” “contemplate,” “continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “forecast,” “intends,” “may,” “might,” “outlook,” “plan,” “possible,” “potential,” “predict,” “project,” “seek,” “should,” “strive,” “target,” “will,” “would” and similar expressions may identify forward-looking statements, but the absence of these words does not mean that a statement is not forward-looking. Many factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in these forward-looking statements, including but not limited to: the success and timing of Celularity’s cellular therapeutic development activities and initiating clinical trials; Celularity’s ability to obtain and maintain regulatory approval of any of Celularity’s therapeutic candidates; Celularity’s plans to research, discover and develop additional therapeutic candidates, including by leveraging genetic engineering and other technologies and expanding into additional indications; Celularity’s ability to expand its manufacturing capabilities, and to manufacture Celularity’s therapeutic candidates and scale production; Celularity’s ability to meet certain milestones; changes in Celularity’s strategy, future operations, financial position, estimated revenues and losses, projected costs, prospects and plans; developments and projections relating to Celularity’s competitors and industry. These forward-looking statements are based on information available as of the date of this communication, and current expectations, forecasts and assumptions, and involve a number of judgments, risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties may be amplified by the COVID- 19 pandemic, which has caused significant economic uncertainty. If any of these risks materialize or underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results could differ materially from the results implied by these forward-looking statements. There may be additional risks that we do not presently know, or that we currently believe are immaterial, that could also cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements. In addition, forward-looking statements reflect our expectations, plans, or forecasts of future events and views as of the date of this communication. We anticipate that subsequent events and developments will cause their assessments to change. Accordingly, forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing our views as of any subsequent date, and we do not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date they were made, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required under applicable securities laws. Additional risks and uncertainties are identified and discussed in the parties’ reports filed with the SEC and available at the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov.

 

 

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Exhibit 99.2

 

UNAUDITED PRO FORMA CONDENSED COMBINED FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Capitalized terms used but not defined in this Exhibit 99.2 shall have the meanings ascribed to them in the Current Report on Form 8-K to which this Exhibit 99.2 is attached.

 

The following unaudited pro forma condensed combined balance sheet as of March 31, 2021 and the unaudited pro forma condensed combined statement of operations for the year ended December 31, 2020 and for the three months ended March 31, 2021 present the combination of the financial information of GX and Legacy Celularity after giving effect to the Business Combination, Palantir Technologies Investment and PIPE Financing and related adjustments described in the accompanying notes.

 

The unaudited pro forma condensed combined statement of operations for the year ended December 31, 2020 and for the three months ended March 31, 2021 gives pro forma effect to the Business Combination, Palantir Technologies Investment and PIPE Financing as if they had occurred on January 1, 2020. The unaudited pro forma condensed combined balance sheet as of March 31, 2021 gives pro forma effect to the Business Combination, Palantir Technologies Investment, and PIPE Financing as if they were completed on March 31, 2021.

 

The unaudited pro forma condensed combined financial information is based on and should be read in conjunction with the audited annual historical financial statements and unaudited interim historical financial statements of each of GX and Legacy Celularity and the notes thereto, as well as the disclosures contained in the sections entitled “GX’s Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and “Celularity’s Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus and incorporated herein by reference.

 

The unaudited pro forma condensed combined financial statements have been presented for illustrative purposes only and do not necessarily reflect what Legacy Celularity’s financial condition or results of operations would have been had the Business Combination, Palantir Technologies Investment and PIPE Financing occurred on the dates indicated. Further, the unaudited pro forma condensed combined financial information also may not be useful in predicting the future financial condition and results of operations of Celularity. The actual financial position and results of operations may differ significantly from the pro forma amounts reflected herein due to a variety of factors. The unaudited pro forma adjustments represent management’s estimates based on information available as of the date of these unaudited pro forma condensed combined financial statements and are subject to change as additional information becomes available and analyses are performed.

 

Description of the Business Combination

 

On the Closing Date, First Merger Sub merged with and into Legacy Celularity, with Legacy Celularity surviving the First Merger as a wholly owned subsidiary of GX. Immediately following the First Merger, and as part of the same overall transaction as the First Merger, Legacy Celularity merged with and into the Second Merger Sub with Second Merger Sub being the surviving entity of the Second Merger. Upon the consummation of the Business Combination, all holders of Legacy Celularity Capital Stock, Legacy Celularity Warrants, and Legacy Celularity Options received or had the right to receive shares of the Class A Common Stock at a deemed value of approximately $10.20 per share after giving effect to the Exchange Ratio of 0.7686 resulting in 122,487,170 shares of the Class A Common Stock immediately issued and outstanding and 41,534,480 shares to be reserved for the potential future issuance of the Class A Common Stock upon the exercise of the Company’s stock options and upon the exercise of the Warrants, based on the following transactions that occurred on the Closing Date:

 

the conversion of all outstanding shares of Legacy Celularity Preferred Stock into shares of Legacy Celularity Common Stock at the then-effective conversion rate pursuant to the Legacy Celularity Charter;

 

the cancellation of each issued and outstanding share of Legacy Celularity Common Stock (including shares of Legacy Celularity Common Stock resulting from the conversion of shares of Legacy Celularity Preferred Stock described above) and the conversion into the right to receive a number of shares of Class A Common Stock equal to the Exchange Ratio;
   
the cancellation of each share of Legacy Celularity Capital Stock held in treasury without any conversion or payment.
   
the conversion of each outstanding and unexercised Legacy Celularity Warrant into a right to purchase shares of GX Class A Common Stock (a “Converted Warrant”) on the same terms and conditions as were applicable to the Legacy Celularity Warrant immediately prior to the Mergers, except that the Converted Warrants will be adjusted by the Exchange Ratio; and
   
the conversion of all outstanding and unexercised vested and unvested Legacy Celularity Options into options exercisable for shares of the Class A Common Stock with the same terms except for the number of shares exercisable and the exercise price, each of which will be affected by the Exchange Ratio.

 

 

 

 

Accounting for the Business Combination

 

The Business Combination is accounted for as a reverse recapitalization in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”). Under this method of accounting, GX is treated as the “acquired” company for financial reporting purposes. This determination was primarily based on Legacy Celularity stockholders comprising a relative majority of the voting power of the Company, Legacy Celularity’s operations prior to the acquisition comprising the only ongoing operations of the Company, the majority of Legacy Celularity’s board of directors being appointed by the Company, and Legacy Celularity’s senior management comprising a majority of the senior management of the Company. Accordingly, for accounting purposes, the financial statements of the Company represent a continuation of the financial statements of Legacy Celularity with the Business Combination being treated as the equivalent of Celularity issuing stock for the net assets of GX, accompanied by a recapitalization. The net assets of GX will be stated at historical costs, with no goodwill or other intangible assets recorded.

 

Other Events in Connection with the Business Combination

 

GX was required to complete its initial Business Combination by May 23, 2021. On May 14, 2021, at a special meeting of GX stockholders, a vote to extend the time to consummate the initial Business Combination from May 23, 2021 to July 31, 2021 was approved (the “Extension”). In connection with this vote, shareholders exercised their right to redeem 16,169,996 shares of GX Class A Common Stock at a price of approximately $10.15 per share. Approximately $164.1 million was removed from the Trust Account to pay the stockholders, leaving a balance in the Trust Account of approximately $127.7 million. In connection with the Extension, GX agreed to deposit into the Trust Account $0.025 per share for each month of the Extension period, pro-rated for partial months during the Extension period, resulting in a maximum contribution of $0.0565 per share of GX Class A Common Stock that was not redeemed.

 

On July 14, 2021, at a special meeting of GX stockholders, the Business Combination was approved. In connection with this vote, shareholders exercised their rights to redeem 9,174,705 shares of GX Class A Common Stock at a price of approximately $10.20 per share. Approximately $93.6 million from the Trust Account was used to pay the stockholders, leaving a balance in the Trust Account of approximately $34.0 million.

 

In connection with the Business Combination, GX issued and sold 8,340,000 shares of its Class A Common Stock at a purchase price of $10.00 per share pursuant to the PIPE Financing and Palantir Technologies purchased 2,000,000 shares of Class A Common Stock at $10.00 per share.

 

Basis of Pro Forma Presentation

 

The unaudited pro forma condensed combined financial information has been prepared in accordance with Article 11 of Regulation S-X, Pro Forma Financial Information, as amended by the final rule, Amendments to Financial Disclosures about Acquired and Disposed Businesses, as adopted by the SEC in May 2020 (“Article 11”). The amended Article 11 is effective on January 1, 2021. The unaudited pro forma condensed combined financial information is provided for illustrative purposes only, does not necessarily reflect what the actual consolidated results of operations would have been had the acquisition occurred on the dates assumed and may not be useful in predicting the future consolidated results of operations or financial position. The Company’s results of operations and actual financial position may differ significantly from the pro forma amounts reflected herein due to a variety of factors. The Company will incur additional costs after the Closing in order to satisfy its obligations as an SEC-reporting public company. In addition, the Company has adopted the Celularity Inc. 2021 Equity Incentive Plan and the Celularity Inc. 2021 Employee Stock Purchase Plan. No adjustment to the unaudited pro forma statement of operations has been made for these items as the amounts are not yet known.

 

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Unaudited Pro Forma Condensed Combined Balance Sheet
March 31, 2021
(in thousands)

 

    GX
(Historical)
    Legacy
Celularity (Historical)
    Transaction Accounting Adjustments         Pro Form 
Combined
 
ASSETS                                    
Current assets:                                    
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 29     $ 22,910   $ 80,400     A     $ 126,331  
                    20,000     B          
                    34,047     C          
                    (10,813)     D          
                    (4,887)     E          
                    (1,104)     F          
                    (15,631)     G          
                    1,380     H          
Accounts receivable, net of allowance           1,009                 1,009  
Note receivable           5,463                 5,463  
Inventory           5,049                 5,049  
Prepaid expenses     71       7,001                 7,072  
Other current assets           1,226                 1,226  
Total current assets     100       42,658     103,392             146,150  
Property and equipment           90,447                 90,447  
Goodwill           123,304                 123,304  
Intangible assets, net           124,839                 124,839  
Restricted cash           15,202                 15,202  
Marketable securities held in trust account     291,785           (257,738)     J / K        
                    (34,047)     C          
Inventory, net of current portion           1,961                 1,961  
Other long-term assets     43       6,703     (6,348)     F       398  
Total Assets   $ 291,928     $ 405,114   $ (194,741)           $ 502,301  
LIABILITIES, REDEEMABLE CONVERTIBLE PREFERRED STOCK, AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY (DEFICIT)                                    
Current liabilities:                                    
Accounts payable   $ 46     $ 5,497   $ (817)     F     $ 4,726  
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities     4,994       11,128     (4,887)     E       10,948  
                    (287)     F          
Current portion of financing obligation           3,012                 3,012  
Deferred revenue           5,063                 5,063  
Promissory notes – related party     120           (120)     I        
Total current liabilities     5,160       24,700     (6,111)             23,749  

 

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Unaudited Pro Forma Condensed Combined Balance Sheet — (continued)
March 31, 2021
(in thousands)

 

    GX (Historical)     Legacy
Celularity (Historical)
    Transaction Accounting Adjustments           Pro Form 
Combined
 
Deferred revenue, net of current
portion
          6,789                     6,789  
Acquisition-related contingent consideration           294,023                     294,023  
Financing obligations           27,922                     27,922  
Warrant liabilities     23,793       113,145       (113,145 )     L      

25,503

 
                     

1,590

      H          
                      120       I          
Deferred income tax liabilities           7                     7  
Deferred underwriting fees     10,813             (10,813 )     D        
Other liabilities           345                     345  
Total liabilities     39,766       466,931       (128,359 )            

378,338

 
Redeemable convertible preferred
stock
                                       
Series A           184,247       (184,247 )     N        
Series B           290,866       (290,866 )     N        
Series X           75,000       (75,000 )     N        
Common stock subject to possible redemption     291,745             (164,156 )     J        
                      (93,582 )     K          
                      (34,007 )     O          
Stockholder’s equity (deficit)                                        
Class A common stock                                
Class B common stock     1             (1 )     M        
Common stock           1       1       A       12  
                      8       N          
                      2       M          
Treasury stock, at cost           (256 )     256       P        
Additional paid-in capital           33,427       80,399       A       769,263  
                      20,000       B          
                      (6,348 )     F          
                      (15,631 )     G          
                                         
                                         
                      113,145       L          
                      550,105       N          
                      34,007       O          
                      (256 )     P          
                      (39,584 )     Q          
                      (1 )     M          
Retained earnings
(accumulated deficit)
                    (210 )     H          
      (39,584 )     (645,102 )     39,584       Q       (645,312 )
Total stockholders’ equity (deficit)     (39,583 )     (611,930 )    

775,476

             

123,963

 
Total liabilities, redeemable convertible preferred stock and stockholders’ equity (deficit)   $ 291,928     $ 405,114     $ (194,741 )           $ 502,301  

 

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Unaudited Pro Forma Condensed Combined
Statement of Operations for the Three Months Ended
March 31, 2021
(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

 

    GX (Historical)     Legacy
Celularity (Historical)
    Transaction Accounting Adjustments         Pro Form
Combined
 
Net revenues                                    
Product sales and rentals   $     $ 840     $         $ 840  
Services           1,264                 1,264  
License, royalty and other           556