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): August 3, 2021 (July 28, 2021)
DOMA HOLDINGS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware 001-39754 84-1956909
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
(Commission
File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
101 Mission Street, Suite 740
San Francisco, California 94105
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: 650-419-3827
Capitol Investment Corp. V
1300 7th Street North, Suite 820
Arlington, Virginia 22209
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Trading
Symbol(s)
Name of each exchange
on which registered
Common stock, par value $0.0001 per share
Warrants to purchase common stock
DOMA
DOMA.WS
The New York Stock Exchange
The New York Stock Exchange
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 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
On July 28, 2021 (the “Closing Date”), Doma Holdings, Inc., a Delaware corporation, formerly known as Capitol Investment Corp. V (prior to the Effective Time (as defined below), “Capitol” and after the Effective Time, “New Doma”), consummated the previously announced business combination (the “Business Combination”) pursuant to the terms of the Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of March 2, 2021 and amended on March 18, 2021 (the “Merger Agreement”), by and among Capitol, Capitol V Merger Sub, Inc., a Delaware corporation and a wholly owned subsidiary of Capitol (“Merger Sub”), and States Title Holding, Inc., formerly known as Doma Holdings, Inc. (“Doma”), a Delaware corporation.
Pursuant to the terms of the Merger Agreement, immediately upon the completion of the Business Combination and the other transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement (the “Closing”), each of the following transactions occurred in the following order: (i) Merger Sub merged with and into Doma, with Doma surviving the merger as a wholly owned subsidiary of Capitol (the “Merger”); (ii) Capitol changed its name to “Doma Holdings, Inc.”; and (iii) Doma changed its name to “States Title Holding, Inc.”
As previously announced, on March 2, 2021, concurrently with the execution of the Merger Agreement, Capitol entered into Subscription Agreements (the “Subscription Agreements”) with certain investors (collectively, the “PIPE Investors”) pursuant to which, among other things, Capitol agreed to issue and sell in private placements an aggregate of 30,000,000 shares (“PIPE Shares”) of common stock of New Doma, par value $0.0001 per share (“New Doma Common Stock”), to the PIPE Investors for $10.00 per share, for an aggregate commitment amount of $300,000,000 (the “PIPE Financing”). Pursuant to the Subscription Agreements, New Doma gave certain registration rights to the PIPE Investors with respect to the PIPE Shares. The PIPE Financing was consummated substantially concurrently with the Closing.
Additional information regarding the Merger Agreement and Subscription Agreements is described in the proxy statement/prospectus filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on July 2, 2021 (as amended, the “Proxy Statement/Prospectus”) in the sections titled “Proposal No.1: The Business Combination Proposal,” “The Merger Agreement” and “Related Agreements—Subscription Agreements,” which are incorporated by reference herein. The foregoing description of the Merger Agreement and the Subscription Agreements is a summary only and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Merger Agreement (including the first amendment to the Merger Agreement) and the form of Subscription Agreement, attached hereto as Exhibit 2.1, Exhibit 2.2, and Exhibit 10.1, respectively, each of which is incorporated herein by reference.
Unless the context otherwise requires, “we,” “us,” “our,” “New Doma” and the “Company” refer to the post-combination Doma Holdings, Inc., a Delaware corporation, and its consolidated subsidiaries. All references to the “Board” herein refer to the board of directors of the post-combination New Doma. References to “Capitol” herein refer to Capitol prior to the Business Combination and its change of name to Doma Holdings, Inc. References to “Doma” refer to Doma prior to the Business Combination and its change of name to States Title Holding, Inc.
Item 1.01.    Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
Lock-Up Agreements
In connection with the Merger, Capitol, Doma and certain stockholders of Doma entered into and delivered Lock-Up Agreements (the “Lock-Up Agreements”) effective as of the Closing.
A more complete description of the Lock-Up Agreements is included in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus section titled “Related Agreements—Lock-Up Agreements,” which information is incorporated herein by reference. The foregoing description of the Lock-Up Agreements does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by the full text of the Lock-Up Agreements, a form of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.2 and is incorporated herein by reference.
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Registration Rights Agreement
On the Closing Date, pursuant to the terms of the Merger Agreement, New Doma, the Sponsors (as defined below), certain Doma stockholders and certain of their respective affiliates entered into an Amended and Restated Registration Rights Agreement (the “Registration Rights Agreement”). Pursuant to the Registration Rights Agreement, New Doma will register for resale under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), certain shares of New Doma Common Stock and other equity securities of New Doma that are held by the parties thereto from time to time.
A more complete description of the Registration Rights Agreement is included in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus section titled “Related Agreements—Registration Rights Agreement,” which information is incorporated herein by reference. The foregoing description of the Registration Rights Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by the full text of the Registration Rights Agreement, a form of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.3 and is incorporated herein by reference.
Indemnification Agreements
On the Closing Date, New Doma entered into indemnification agreements with its directors, executive officers and other employees as determined by the Board. Each indemnification agreement provides for indemnification and advancements by New Doma of certain expenses and costs relating to claims resulting from his or her involvement as a director or officer of New Doma or from his or her service at the request of New Doma as a director, officer, employee or agent for another entity.
The foregoing description of the indemnification agreements does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by the full text of the indemnification agreements, a form of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.4 and is incorporated herein by reference.
Commitment Letters and Promissory Notes
In February 2021, Capitol's sponsors and certain members of its board of directors (collectively, the “Sponsors”) collectively committed to provide Capitol an aggregate of $970,000 in loans. In May 2021, the Sponsors collectively committed to provide the Company an additional $756,000 in loans. In July 2021, certain of the Sponsors provided an additional funding commitment of $627,000. Immediately prior to the Closing, Capitol had $1,070,000 outstanding under loans, evidenced by promissory notes, to the Sponsors. Upon consummation of the Business Combination, all such promissory notes were repaid in cash.
Item 2.01.    Completion of Acquisition or Disposition of Assets.
On July 27, 2021, Capitol held a Special Meeting in Lieu of an Annual Meeting (the “Special Meeting”) at which the Capitol stockholders considered and adopted, among other matters, the Merger Agreement and the transactions contemplated therein (the “Transactions”). On July 28, 2021, the parties to the Merger Agreement consummated the Transactions.
Immediately prior to the time of filing of a certificate of merger with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware upon consummation of the Merger (the “Effective Time”), all issued and outstanding shares of Doma preferred stock (the “Doma Preferred Stock”) converted into shares of Doma common stock (the “Doma Common Stock”), par value $0.0001 per share (the “Conversion”), in accordance with Doma’s amended and restated certificate of incorporation. At the Effective Time:
45,988,849 outstanding shares of Doma’s capital stock were cancelled in exchange for the right to receive 275,700,097 shares of New Doma Common Stock at the exchange ratio;
204,752 outstanding shares of Doma Common Stock were cancelled in exchange for the right to receive an aggregate of approximately $12.3 million in cash;
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184,702 shares of Doma Common Stock that were subject to certain restrictions and forfeiture conditions were cancelled in exchange for the right to receive 1,107,276 shares of New Doma Common Stock subject to the same restrictions and forfeiture conditions;
4,437,061 outstanding and unexercised options to purchase shares of Doma Common Stock (“Doma Options”) converted into options to acquire 26,599,367 shares of New Doma Common Stock, of which 8,356,129 options are vested at a weighted average exercise price of $0.46 per share;
135,225 Doma Options were net exercised and converted into the right to receive an aggregate of approximately $7.8 million in cash;
outstanding and unexercised warrants to purchase 115,000 shares of Doma’s capital stock (“Doma Warrants”) were converted into warrants to purchase 689,417 shares of New Doma Common Stock;
Doma Warrants to purchase 723,456 shares of Doma’s capital stock were net exercised and converted into the right to receive 4,335,918 shares of New Doma Common Stock; and
each holder of an outstanding share of Doma Common Stock (following the Conversion), Doma Option and/or Doma Warrant (each such holder, an “Earnout Participant”) also received the right to receive the applicable pro rata portion of New Doma Common Stock (the “Earnout Shares”) with respect to each share of New Doma Common Stock or option or warrant exercisable for shares of New Doma Common Stock, contingent upon New Doma Common Stock reaching certain price milestones.
A maximum of 16,500,604 Earnout Shares are contingently payable as follows:
First Share Price Milestone. If the closing share price of New Doma Common Stock equals or exceeds $15.00 per share for any 20 trading days within any consecutive 30-trading day period beginning on or after the Closing Date and ending on or before to the five-year anniversary of the Closing Date, Doma will issue to each Earnout Participant its pro rata portion of one-half of the aggregate number of Earnout Shares.
Second Share Price Milestone. If the closing share price of New Doma Common Stock equals or exceeds $17.50 per share for any 20 trading days within any consecutive 30-trading day period beginning on or after the Closing Date and ending on or before the five-year anniversary of the Closing Date, Doma will issue to each Earnout Participant its pro rata portion of one-half of the aggregate a number of Earnout Shares.
The Earnout Shares will also become payable to the Earnout Participants in connection with certain strategic transactions that Doma may enter into, as more fully described in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus section titled “Proposal No. 1: The Business Combination Proposal—Earnout Shares.
In connection with the Closing, holders of 29,484,128 shares of Capitol’s Class A common stock sold in its initial public offering (the “public shares”) exercised their right to have such shares redeemed for a pro rata portion of the trust account holding the proceeds from Capitol’s initial public offering, calculated as of two business days prior to the consummation of the business combination, or approximately $10.00 per share and approximately $294.9 million in the aggregate. Following these redemptions, 5,015,872 public shares remained outstanding.
The Merger Agreement provided that Doma’s obligation to consummate the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement (but not Capitol’s) was conditioned on, among other things, a requirement (the “Minimum Cash Condition”) that the cash and cash equivalents of Capitol and its subsidiaries as of the Closing Date (the “Available New Doma Cash”), including (i) the cash available to be released from Capitol’s trust account following the Redemptions, (ii) the proceeds actually received by Capitol in the PIPE Financing (as defined in the Definitive Proxy) and (iii) cash and cash equivalents of Capitol and its subsidiaries held outside of Capitol’s trust account is equal to or greater than $450,000,000 (the “Minimum Available Cash Amount”). As a result of the redemptions described above, there was approximately $350 million of Available New Doma Cash. Doma in its sole discretion waived the failure to satisfy the Minimum Cash Condition.
As previously announced, on March 2, 2021, concurrently with the execution of the Merger Agreement, Capitol, Doma and the Sponsors entered into the Sponsor Support Agreement, attached hereto as Exhibit 10.5 and which is
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incorporated herein by reference (the “Sponsor Support Agreement”). In accordance with the Sponsor Support Agreement, as a result of Available New Doma Cash being below the Minimum Available Cash Amount as described above, the Sponsors forfeited, in the aggregate, 1,996,677 of their 8,625,000 Capitol Class B common stock immediately prior to the Closing.
Upon consummation of the Transactions:
each outstanding share of Capitol Class A common stock and Capitol Class B common stock automatically converted into one share of New Doma Common Stock, of which 1,325,664 shares held by the Sponsors became unvested and subject to forfeiture, only to be vested again if certain conditions described more fully in the Sponsor Support Agreement are satisfied;
outstanding warrants to purchase the common stock of Capitol automatically converted into warrants to purchase shares of New Doma Common Stock; and
the holders of outstanding shares of Doma Common Stock and Doma Warrants received an aggregate of 281,143,291 shares of New Doma Common Stock.
As of the Closing Date and following the completion of the sale of 30,000,000 shares of New Doma Common Stock in the PIPE Financing, New Doma had the following outstanding securities:
322,787,486 shares of New Doma Common Stock;
26,599,367 New Doma options, of which options to purchase 8,356,129 shares of New Doma Common Stock are vested at a weighted average exercise price of $0.46 per share and options to purchase 18,243,238 shares of New Doma Common Stock are unvested at a weighted average exercise price of $0.63 per share; and
11,500,000 public warrants, each exercisable for one share of New Doma Common Stock at a price of $11.50 per share, 689,417 warrants issued in exchange for Doma Warrants, each exercisable for one share of New Doma Common Stock at a price of $1.62 per share, and 5,833,333 private placement warrants, each exercisable for one share of New Doma Common Stock at a price of $11.50 per share.
A more complete description of the material terms and conditions of the Merger Agreement is set forth in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus sections titled “Proposal No. 1: The Business Combination Proposal” and “The Merger Agreement,” which are incorporated herein by reference. The disclosure set forth in the “Introductory Note” above of this Current Report on Form 8-K (this “Report”) and Exhibits 2.1 and 2.2 attached hereto are also incorporated into this Item 2.01 by reference.
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FORM 10 INFORMATION
Forward-Looking Statements
This Report, and some of the information incorporated by reference herein, includes forward-looking statements regarding, among other things, the plans, strategies and prospects, both business and financial, of New Doma. These statements are based on the beliefs and assumptions of the management of New Doma. Although New Doma believes that the respective plans, intentions and expectations reflected in or suggested by these forward-looking statements are reasonable, New Doma cannot assure you that it will achieve or realize these plans, intentions or expectations. Forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Generally, statements that are not historical facts, including statements concerning possible or assumed future actions, business strategies, events or results of operations, are forward-looking statements. These statements may be preceded by, followed by or include the words “believes,” “estimates,” “expects,” “projects,” “forecasts,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “seeks,” “plans,” “scheduled,” “anticipates” or “intends” or similar expressions. The forward-looking statements are based on projections prepared by, and are the responsibility of, New Doma’s management. Forward-looking statements contained in this Report, or the information incorporated by reference herein, include, but are not limited to, statements about the ability of New Doma to:
realize the benefits expected from the Business Combination;
maintain the listing of New Doma Common Stock on the New York Stock Exchange (the “NYSE”);
raise financing in the future and to comply with restrictive covenants related to long-term indebtedness;
have success in retaining or recruiting, or make changes required in, its officers, key employees or directors following the Business Combination;
factors relating to the business, operations and financial performance of New Doma, including:
New Doma’s ability to drive an increasing proportion of orders in both its Strategic and Enterprise Accounts and Local channels through its Doma Intelligence platform;
changes in the competitive and regulated industries in which New Doma operates, variations in technology and operating performance across competitors, and changes in laws and regulations affecting New Doma’s business;
the ability to implement business plans, forecasts and other expectations after the completion of the Business Combination, and identify and realize additional opportunities;
the impact of COVID-19 on New Doma’s business; and
the failure to realize financial projections or estimated pro forma results and the related underlying assumptions.
Various factors that could cause actual results to differ from those implied by the forward-looking statements in this Report or in the information incorporated by reference herein are more fully described in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus under the heading “Risk Factors.” The risks described under the heading “Risk Factors” are not exhaustive. Other sections of the Proxy Statement/Prospectus describe additional factors that could adversely affect the business, financial condition or results of operations of New Doma. New risk factors emerge from time to time and it is not possible to predict all such risk factors, nor can New Doma assess the impact of all such risk factors on the business of New Doma, or the extent to which any factor or combination of factors may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of performance. You should not put undue reliance on these statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. All forward-looking statements attributable to New Doma or persons acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the foregoing cautionary statements. New Doma undertakes no obligations to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.
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Business
The business of New Doma is described in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus in the sections titled “Information About the Parties to the Business Combination,” “The Business of Doma” and “Other Information Related to Capitol,” which information is incorporated herein by reference.
Risk Factors
The risks associated with New Doma’s business and operations are set forth in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus in the section titled “Risk Factors,” which information is incorporated herein by reference.
Financial Information
Reference is made to the disclosure set forth in Item 9.01 of this Report concerning the financial information of Doma, Capitol and the post-combination New Doma. Reference is further made to the disclosure contained in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus in the sections titled Unaudited Pro Forma Condensed Combined Financial Information,” “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations of Capitol” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations of Doma,” which are incorporated herein by reference.
Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
Reference is made to the disclosure contained in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus in the sections titled “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations of Capitol” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations of Doma,” which are incorporated herein by reference.
Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk
Reference is made to the disclosure contained in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus in the section titled “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations of Doma—Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risks and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations of Capitol—Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk,” which are incorporated herein by reference.
Properties
Reference is made to the disclosure contained in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus in the section titled “The Business of Doma—Properties,” which is incorporated herein by reference.
Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management
The following table sets forth information known to New Doma regarding the beneficial ownership of New Doma Common Stock as of the Closing Date by:
each person known to New Doma to be the beneficial owner of more than 5% of New Doma Common Stock;
each of New Doma’s named executive officers and directors; and
all executive officers and directors of New Doma 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 and warrants that are currently exercisable or exercisable within 60 days.
The beneficial ownership of New Doma Common Stock is based on 322,787,486 shares of New Doma Common Stock issued and outstanding immediately following consummation of the Transactions.
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Unless otherwise indicated, New Doma believes that each person named in the table below has sole voting and investment power with respect to all shares of New Doma Common Stock beneficially owned by them.
Name and Address of Beneficial Owner(1)
Number of Shares of Common Stock Beneficially Owned Percentage of Common Stock Beneficially Owned
Greater than 5% Stockholders
LENX ST Investor, LLC(2)
82,242,689 25.5%
Entities affiliated with Foundation Capital(3)
44,777,155 13.9%
Entities affiliated with Fifth Wall Ventures(4)
21,554,374 6.7%
Named Executive Officers and Directors
Max Simkoff(5)
48,746,493 15.1%
Noaman Ahmad(6)
1,415,081 *
Christopher Morrison(7)
3,183,510 1.0%
Sharda Cherwoo
Mark D. Ein(8)
4,101,026 1.3%
Stuart Miller
Charles Moldow(3)
44,777,155 13.9%
Karen Richardson(9)
692,889 *
Lawrence Summers(10)
1,230,059 *
Maxine Williams
Serena Wolfe
Matthew E. Zames(11)
752,838 *
All current directors and executive officers as a group (14 individuals)(12)
107,118,794 32.8%
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*Less than one percent.
(1)Unless otherwise noted, the business address of each of those listed in the table above is 101 Mission Street, Suite 740, San Francisco, California 94105.
(2)Each of LENX ST Investor, LLC, LEN X, LLC and Lennar Corporation have shared voting and dispositive power over the shares held by LENX ST Investor, LLC. The address for each of these entities is 760 Northwest 107th Avenue, Suite 400, Miami, Florida 33172.
(3)Represents (i) 10,520,957 shares held by Foundation Capital Leadership Fund II, L.P. (“FCLF II”), (ii) 722,269 shares held by Foundation Capital VIII Principals Fund, LLC (“FC VIII”) and (iii) 33,533,929 shares held by Foundation Capital VIII, L.P. (“FC VIII PF”). Foundation Capital Management Co. LF II, LLC is the manager of FCLF II. Foundation Capital Management Co. VIII, LLC is the manager of FC VIII and FC VIII PF. Charles Moldow, a director of New Doma, is a manager of Foundation Capital Management Co. LF II, LLC and Foundation Capital Management Co. VIII, LLC. Mr. Moldow disclaims beneficial ownership except to the extent of his pecuniary interest therein. The address for each of these entities is 550 High Street, 3rd Floor, Palo Alto, California 94301.
(4)Represents (i) 19,359,653 shares held by Fifth Wall Ventures, L.P. (“FWV”), (ii) 1,698,736 shares held by Fifth Wall Ventures SPV XIX, L.P. (“FWV SPV XIX”) and (iii) 495,985 shares held by Fifth Wall Ventures SPV XX, L.P. (“FWV SPV XX”). Fifth Wall Ventures GP, LLC is the general partner of FWV, FWV SPV XIX and FWV SPV XX. The address for each of these entities is 13160 Mindanao Way, Suite 100B, Marina Del Rey, California 90292.
(5)Represents (i) 47,335,909 shares held by the Saslaw-Simkoff Revocable Trust, for which Mr. Simkoff serves as trustee; (ii) 705,292 shares held by the Jennifer Saslaw 2020 GRAT, for which Mr. Simkoff serves as trustee; and (iii) 705,292 shares held by the Max Simkoff 2020 GRAT, for which Mr. Simkoff serves as trustee.
(6)Represents (i) 853,001 shares and (ii) 562,080 shares underlying options exercisable within 60 days of the Closing Date.
(7)Represents (i) 1,586,141 shares and (ii) 1,597,369 shares underlying options exercisable within 60 days of the Closing Date.
(8)Represents shares held by Capitol Acquisition Management V LLC, which is controlled by Mark D. Ein.
(9)Represents 692,889 shares, of which 332,006 shares are or will be vested within 60 days of the Closing Date and of which 360,883 shares that will remain subject to a right of repurchase by us until vested.
(10)Represents (i) 537,170 shares held by Lawrence Summers and (ii) 692,889 shares held by LHSummers Economic Consulting LLC, for which Mr. Summers is the sole member. Of the 692,889 shares held by LHSummers Economic Consulting LLC, 332,006 shares are or will be vested within 60 days of the Closing Date and 360,883 will remain subject to a right of repurchase by us until vested.
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(11)Represents (i) 376,416 shares held by the Matthew E. Zames Family, LLC, for which Mr. Zames’s spouse is the manager and (ii) 376,422 shares held by the Jill E. Zames Family, LLC, for which Mr. Zames is the manager. Of the 376,416 shares held by the Matthew E. Zames Family, LLC and the 376,422 shares held by the Jill E. Zames Family, LLC, 268,148 and 268,154 shares, respectively, are or will be vested within 60 days of the Closing Date and 108,268 and 108,268 shares, respectively, will continue to be subject to a right of repurchase by us until vested.
(12)Represents 107,118,794 shares, of which (i) 102,676,374 shares are or will be vested within 60 days of the Closing Date; (ii) 938,302 shares which remain subject to our right of repurchase until vested and (ii) 3,504,118 shares underlying options exercisable within 60 days of the Closing Date.
Directors and Executive Officers
The following persons constitute the Board, effective upon the Closing: Messrs. Max Simkoff, Mark D. Ein, Stuart Miller, Charles Moldow, Lawrence Summers and Matthew E. Zames, and Mses. Karen Richardson, Sharda Cherwoo, Serena Wolfe and Maxine Williams. Information with respect to New Doma’s directors, including biographical information regarding these individuals, is set forth in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus in the section titled “New Doma Management After the Business Combination,” which information is incorporated herein by reference.
The Board is divided into three classes with only one class of directors being elected in each year and each class (except for those directors appointed prior to our first annual meeting of stockholders) serving a three-year term. New Doma’s directors will be divided among the three classes as follows:
The Class I directors are Max Simkoff, Serena Wolfe and Matthew E. Zames, and their terms will expire at New Doma’s third annual meeting of stockholders following the closing of the Business Combination.
The Class II directors are Stuart Miller, Charles Moldow and Karen Richardson, and their terms will expire at New Doma’s first annual meeting of stockholders following the closing of the Business Combination.
The Class III directors are Sharda Cherwoo, Mark D. Ein, Lawrence Summers and Maxine Williams, and their terms will expire at New Doma’s second annual meeting of stockholders following the closing of the Business Combination.
In connection with the consummation of the Business Combination, the following individuals were appointed to serve as New Doma’s executive officers: Max Simkoff was appointed to serve as Chief Executive Officer, Noaman Ahmad was appointed to serve as Chief Financial Officer, Christopher Morrison was appointed to serve as Chief Operating Officer, Hasan Rizvi was appointed to serve as Chief Technology Officer and Eric Watson was appointed to serve as General Counsel and Secretary. Information with respect to New Doma’s executive officers, including biographical information regarding these individuals, is set forth in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus in the section titled “New Doma Management After the Business Combination,” which information is incorporated herein by reference.
Committees of the Board of Directors
Information with respect to the composition of the committees of the Board immediately after the Closing is set forth in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus in the section titled “New Doma Management After the Business Combination—Board Committees,” which information is incorporated herein by reference.
Independence of our Board of Directors
Information with respect to the independence of the directors of New Doma is set forth in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus in the section titled “New Doma Management After the Business Combination—Independence of New Doma Board of Directors,” which information is incorporated herein by reference.
Director Compensation
A description of the compensation of the directors of New Doma is set forth in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus in the section titled “Doma’s Executive and Director Compensation,” which information is incorporated herein by reference.
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Executive Compensation
A description of the compensation of the named executive officers is set forth in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus in the section titled “Doma’s Executive and Director Compensation,” which information is incorporated herein by reference. The full text of New Doma’s employment agreements with its named executive officers (the “Employment Agreements”) are included as Exhibits 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and are incorporated herein by reference.
Pursuant to the Employment Agreements, New Doma’s named executive officers are entitled to severance on a termination by New Doma without Cause or by the named executive officer for Good Reason (as such terms are defined in the named executive officer’s employment agreements) in accordance with the terms of the New Doma Executive Severance Plan, which is described in more detail in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus in the section titled “Doma’s Executive and Director Compensation,” which information is incorporated herein by reference. The full text of New Doma Executive Severance Plan is included as Exhibit 10.11 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.
2021 Omnibus Incentive Plan and 2021 Employee Stock Purchase Plan
At the Special Meeting, Capitol stockholders approved the 2021 Omnibus Incentive Plan (the “Incentive Plan”) and the 2021 Employee Stock Purchase Plan (the “ESPP”). Copies of the full text of the Incentive Plan and ESPP are attached hereto as Exhibits 10.9 and 10.10, respectively, and are incorporated herein by reference.
The purpose of the Incentive Plan is to enable New Doma to motivate and reward our employees, directors and other individual service providers to perform at the highest level and contribute significantly to the success of New Doma, thereby furthering the best interests of New Doma and its shareholders. Awards under the Incentive Plan may include one or more of the following types: (i) stock options (both nonqualified and incentive stock options), (ii) stock appreciation rights, or SARs, (iii) restricted stock awards, (iv) restricted stock unit awards, or RSUs, (v) performance awards, (vi) other cash-based awards and (vii) other stock-based awards. The material features of the Incentive Plan are described in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus in the section title “Proposal No. 5: The Incentive Plan Proposal” and such description is incorporated herein by reference.
The Incentive Plan permits the Company to deliver up to 36,740,960 shares of New Doma Common Stock pursuant to awards issued under the Incentive Plan. The number of shares of New Doma Common Stock reserved for issuance under the Incentive Plan will automatically increase on the first day of each fiscal year, beginning on January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2031, by the lesser of (i) 5% of the total number of outstanding shares of all classes of New Doma Common Stock on December 31st of the immediately preceding calendar year and (ii) such smaller number of shares of New Doma Common Stock as determined by the Board.
In connection with the Business Combination, and following the effectiveness of a registration statement on Form S-8, New Doma intends to grant awards of performance vesting restricted stock units to New Doma’s executive officers, including the named executive officers. The performance vesting restricted stock units will vest based on performance criteria determined by the board for the period beginning January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2023. Following the end of the performance period, the awards will vest and settle in three equal installments after the end of 2023, 2024 and 2025.
The table below sets forth the target number of performance vesting restricted stock units that the board intends to grant following the effectiveness of a registration statement on Form S-8.
Named Executive Officer
Number of Units
Maxwell Simkoff
701,010
Noaman Ahmad
443,500
Christopher Morrison
443,500
The purpose of the ESPP is to assist employees of New Doma and its designated subsidiaries in acquiring a stock ownership interest in New Doma and to help employees provide for their security and to encourage them to remain
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in the employment of the Company and its subsidiaries. The material features of the ESPP are described in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus in the section title “Proposal No. 6: The ESPP Proposal” and such description is incorporated herein by reference.
The ESPP permits New Doma to deliver up to 7,348,192 shares of New Doma Common Stock pursuant to awards issued under the ESPP. The number of shares of New Doma Common Stock reserved for issuance under the ESPP will automatically increase on the first day of each calendar year, commencing on January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2031, by the least of (i) 7,348,192 shares of New Doma Common Stock, (ii) 1% of the total number of shares of New Doma Common Stock outstanding on December 31 of the preceding calendar year and (iii) such other number of shares of New Doma Common Stock as determined by the Board.
Certain Relationships and Related Party Transactions
Certain relationships and related party transactions are described in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus in the sections titled “Proposal No. 1: The Business Combination Proposal—Interests of Capitol’s Sponsors, Directors and Officers in the Business Combination and “Certain Relationships and Related Person Transactions,” which information is incorporated herein by reference.
Legal Proceedings
Reference is made to the disclosure regarding legal proceedings in the sections of the Proxy Statement/Prospectus titled “Other Information Related to Capitol—Legal Proceedings” and “The Business of Doma—Legal Proceedings,” which information is incorporated herein by reference.
Market Price of and Dividends on the Company’s Common Equity and Related Stockholder Matters
New Doma Common Stock and public warrants began trading on the NYSE under the symbol “DOMA” and “DOMA.WS,” respectively, on July 29, 2021, subject to ongoing review of New Doma’s satisfaction of all listing criteria post-Business Combination.
New Doma has not paid any cash dividends on its common stock to date. Any decision to declare and pay dividends in the future will be made at the sole discretion of the Board and will depend on, among other things, New Doma’s results of operations, cash requirements, financial condition, contractual restrictions and other factors that the Board may deem relevant. Further, the ability of New Doma to declare dividends may be limited by the terms of financing or other agreements entered into by New Doma or its subsidiaries from time to time.
Reference is made to the section of the Proxy Statement/Prospectus titled “Market Price, Ticker Symbol and Dividend Information,” which is incorporated herein by reference.
Recent Sales of Unregistered Securities
The disclosure set forth in this Report in the section titled “Introductory Note” and in Item 3.02 is incorporated herein by reference.
Description of Company’s Securities
The description of New Doma securities is contained in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus in the section titled “Description of New Doma Securities,” which information is incorporated herein by reference.
Indemnification of Officers and Directors
The information set forth under Item 1.01 of this Report concerning New Doma’s entry into indemnification agreements is incorporated herein by reference.
Financial Statements and Exhibits
The information set forth under Item 9.01 of this Report is incorporated herein by reference.
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Changes in and Disagreements with Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure
The information set forth under Item 4.01 of this Report is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 3.02.    Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities.
The disclosure set forth above in this Report in the section titled “Introductory Note” is incorporated herein by reference. The shares issued in the PIPE Financing in connection with the Subscription Agreements have not been registered under 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.
In connection with the consummation of the Business Combination, Capitol changed its name to Doma Holdings, Inc. and adopted an amended and restated certificate of incorporation and amended and restated bylaws, effective as of the Closing Date. Reference is made to the disclosure described in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus in the sections titled “Comparison of New Doma Stockholder Rights,” “Proposal No. 2: The Charter Proposal” and “Proposal No. 3: The Advisory Charter Proposals,” which are incorporated herein by reference.
As disclosed below in Item 8.01, in accordance with Rule 12g-3(a) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), Doma Holdings, Inc. is the successor issuer to Capitol and has succeeded to the attributes of Capitol as the registrant. In addition, the shares of common stock of Doma Holdings, Inc., as the successor to Capitol, are deemed to be registered under Section 12(b) of the Exchange Act.
Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation
Upon the closing of the Business Combination, Capitol replaced its amended and restated certificate of incorporation with the amended and restated certificate of incorporation of Doma Holdings, Inc. (the “New Doma Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation”). A description of the New Doma Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation is contained in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus section titled “Comparison of New Doma Stockholder Rights,” which information is incorporated herein by reference. A copy of the New Doma Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation is attached hereto as Exhibit 3.1 to this Report and is incorporated herein by reference.
Amended and Restated Bylaws
Upon the closing of the Business Combination, Capitol replaced its amended and restated bylaws with the amended and restated bylaws of Doma Holdings, Inc. (the “New Doma Amended and Restated Bylaws”). A description of the New Doma Amended and Restated Bylaws is contained in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus section titled “Comparison of New Doma Stockholder Rights,” which information is incorporated herein by reference. A copy of the New Doma Amended and Restated Bylaws is attached hereto as Exhibit 3.2 to this Report and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 4.01.    Change in Registrant’s Certifying Accountant.
(a) Dismissal of independent registered public accounting firm.
On July 28, 2021, the Board dismissed Marcum LLP (“Marcum”), the independent registered public accounting firm of Capitol prior to the Business Combination, as New Doma’s independent registered public accounting firm.
Marcum’s report on the balance sheets of Capitol, New Doma’s legal predecessor, as of December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, and the related statements of operations, changes in temporary equity and permanent equity and cash flows for each of the two years in the period ended December 31, 2020 did not contain an adverse opinion or a disclaimer of opinion and were not qualified or modified as to uncertainties, audit scope or accounting principles.
During the period from January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2020, and the subsequent interim period through July 28, 2021, there were no: (i) disagreements with Marcum on any matter of accounting principles or practices, financial statement disclosures or audited scope or procedures, which disagreements if not resolved to Marcum’s
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satisfaction would have caused Marcum to make reference to the subject matter of the disagreement in connection with its report or (ii) reportable events, as defined in Item 304(a)(1)(v) of Regulation S-K other than the material weakness in internal controls identified by management related to the accounting for warrants issued in connection with Capitol’s initial public offering, which resulted in the restatement of Capitol’s financial statements as set forth in Capitol’s Form 10-K/A for each of the two years in the period ended December 31, 2020, as filed with the SEC on May 10, 2021.
New Doma has provided Marcum with a copy of the disclosures made by New Doma in response to this Item 4.01 and requested that Marcum furnish New Doma with a letter addressed to the SEC stating whether it agrees with the statements made by the registrant set forth above and, if not, stating the respects in which it does not agree. A copy of the letter from Marcum, dated August 3, 2021, is attached as Exhibit 16.1 to this Report, and is incorporated herein by reference.
(b) Disclosures regarding the new independent auditor.
On July 28, 2021, the Board approved the engagement of Deloitte & Touche LLP (“Deloitte”) as the independent registered public accounting firm of New Doma following the consummation of the Business Combination. Deloitte served as the independent registered public accounting firm of Doma prior to the Business Combination.
During the period from January 1, 2019 through July 28, 2021, Capitol did not consult Deloitte with respect to either (i) the application of accounting principles to a specified transaction, either completed or proposed, the type of audit opinion that might be rendered on Capitol’s financial statements, and no written report or oral advice was provided to Capitol by Deloitte that Deloitte concluded was an important factor considered by Capitol in reaching a decision as to any 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 Registrant.
Reference is made to the Proxy Statement/Prospectus section titled “Proposal No. 1: The Business Combination Proposal,” which is incorporated herein by reference. Further reference is made to the information contained in the “Introductory Note” and Item 2.01 of this Report, which is incorporated herein by reference.
Immediately after giving effect to the Business Combination and the PIPE Financing, (1) Capitol public stockholders owned approximately 2% of the outstanding New Doma Common Stock, (2) Doma stockholders owned approximately 87% of the outstanding New Doma Common Stock, (3) the Sponsors owned approximately 2% of the outstanding New Doma Common Stock and (4) the PIPE Investors owned approximately 9% of the outstanding New Doma Common Stock.
Item 5.02.    Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
The information contained in Item 1.01 and Item 2.01 to this Report and in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus in the sections titled “Proposal No. 7: The Director Election Proposal,” “New Doma Management After the Business Combination,” “Doma’s Executive and Director Compensation” and “Certain Relationships and Related Party Transactions” is incorporated by reference herein.
Item 5.03.    Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.
Reference is made to the disclosure set forth above under Item 3.03 concerning the adoption of the New Doma Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation. Further reference is made to the sections of the Proxy Statement/Prospectus titled “Comparison of New Doma Stockholder Rights and “Proposal No. 2: The Charter Proposal,” which is incorporated herein by reference.
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Item 5.05.    Amendments to the Registrant’s Code of Ethics, or Waiver of a Provision of the Code of Ethics.
Effective July 28, 2021, the Board adopted a new Code of Ethics and Business Conduct (the “Revised Code”). The Revised Code applies to all employees, officers and directors of New Doma, its affiliates and its subsidiaries. The Board adopted the Revised Code to reflect what New Doma considers to be the current best practices and policies for an operating company and to make certain technical, administrative, and non-substantive amendments to the prior Code of Ethics and Business Conduct. The adoption of the Revised Code did not relate to, or result in, any waiver, explicit or implicit, of any provision of the prior Code of Ethics and Business Conduct.
The above description of the Revised Code does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Revised Code, a copy of which attached as Exhibit 14.1 hereto and incorporated herein by reference.
Item 5.06.    Change in Shell Company Status.
As a result of the Business Combination, New Doma ceased to be a shell company upon the closing of the Business Combination. Reference is made to the disclosures in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus sections titled “The Merger Agreement” and “Proposal No. 1: The Business Combination Proposal,” as well as to the information set forth under Item 2.01 in this Report, each of which is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01.    Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(a) Financial statements of businesses acquired.
The unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements of Doma for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and March 31, 2020 and the related notes thereto are set forth in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus beginning on page F-41 and are incorporated herein by reference.
The consolidated financial statements of Doma for the years ended December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, the related notes and the report of independent registered public accounting firm thereto are set forth in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus beginning on page F-61 and are incorporated herein by reference.
The unaudited financial statements of Capitol for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and March 31, 2020 and the related notes thereto are set forth in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus beginning on page F-3 and are incorporated herein by reference.
The financial statements of Capitol, for the years ended December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, the related notes and the report of independent registered public accounting firm thereto are set forth in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus beginning on page F-20 and are incorporated herein by reference.
(b) Pro forma financial information.
The unaudited pro forma financial information of the consolidated combined financial information of New Doma is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
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(d) Exhibits.
Exhibit
Description
2.1†
2.2
3.1*
3.2*
4.1
4.2
4.3
10.1
10.2
10.3*
10.4*^
10.5
10.6^
10.7^
10.8^
10.9*^
10.10*^
10.11^
14.1*
16.1*
21.1*
99.1*
99.2
99.3
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_______________
*Filed herewith
^      Indicates management contract or compensatory plan.
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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SIGNATURES
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.
DOMA HOLDINGS, INC.
By: /s/ Noaman Ahmad
Name: Noaman Ahmad
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Date: August 3, 2021
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Exhibit 3.1
AMENDED AND RESTATED
CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION
OF
CAPITOL INVESTMENT CORP. V
Capitol Investment Corp. V, a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of Delaware (the “Corporation”), DOES HEREBY CERTIFY AS FOLLOWS: 
1.    The name of the Corporation is “Capitol Investment Corp. V”. The original certificate of incorporation of the Corporation was filed with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware on May 31, 2019 (the “Original Certificate”).
2.    This amended and restated certificate of incorporation (this “Certificate of Incorporation”), which restates, integrates and amends the provisions of the Original Certificate, was duly adopted in accordance with Sections 228, 242 and 245 of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware, as amended from time to time (the “DGCL”).
3.    The text of the Original Certificate is hereby restated, integrated and amended in its entirety to read as follows:
ARTICLE I.
NAME
The name of the corporation is Doma Holdings, Inc. (the “Corporation”).
ARTICLE II.
PURPOSE
The purpose of the Corporation is to engage in any lawful act or activity for which corporations may be organized under the DGCL.
ARTICLE III.
REGISTERED AGENT
The address of the Corporation’s registered office in the State of Delaware is Corporation Trust Center, 1209 Orange Street, City of Wilmington, County of New Castle, Delaware 19801, and the name of the Corporation’s registered agent at such address is The Corporation Trust Company.
ARTICLE IV.
CAPITALIZATION
Section 4.1.    Authorized Capital Stock. The total number of shares of all classes of capital stock, each with a par value of $0.0001 per share, which the Corporation is authorized to issue is 2,100,000,000 shares, consisting of (a) 2,000,000,000 shares of common stock (the “Common Stock”) and (b) 100,000,000 shares of preferred stock (the “Preferred Stock”).
Immediately upon the filing and effectiveness of this Certificate of Incorporation with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware (the “Effective Time”), automatically and without further action on the part of holders of capital stock of the Corporation, each share of the Class A



Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share, and each share of Class B Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share, outstanding or held by the Corporation as treasury stock as of immediately prior to the Effective Time (collectively, the “Old Common Stock”) shall be reclassified as, and become, one (1) validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable share of Common Stock (the “Reclassification”). The Reclassification shall occur automatically as of the Effective Time without any further action by the Corporation or the holders of the shares affected thereby and whether or not any certificates representing such shares are surrendered to the Corporation. Upon the Effective Time, each certificate that as of immediately prior to the Effective Time represented shares of Old Common Stock shall be deemed to represent an equivalent number of shares of Common Stock. The Reclassification shall also apply to any outstanding securities or rights convertible into, or exchangeable or exercisable for, Old Common Stock of the Corporation and all references to the Old Common Stock in agreements, arrangements, documents and plans relating thereto or any option or right to purchase or acquire shares of Old Common Stock shall be deemed to be references to the Common Stock or options or rights to purchase or acquire shares of Common Stock, as the case may be.
Section 4.2.    Preferred Stock. The board of directors of the Corporation (the “Board”) is hereby expressly authorized to provide out of the unissued shares of the Preferred Stock for one or more series of Preferred Stock and to establish from time to time the number of shares to be included in each such series and to fix the voting rights, if any, designations, powers, preferences and relative, participating, optional, special and other rights, if any, of each such series and any qualifications, limitations and restrictions thereof, as shall be stated in the resolution or resolutions adopted by the Board providing for the issuance of such series and included in a certificate of designation (a “Preferred Stock Designation”) filed pursuant to the DGCL, and the Board is hereby expressly vested with the authority to the full extent provided by law, now or hereafter, to adopt any such resolution or resolutions.
Section 4.3.    Subject to the rights of the holders of any series of Preferred Stock, the number of authorized shares of Common Stock or Preferred Stock may be increased or decreased (but not below the number of shares thereof then outstanding) by the affirmative vote of the holders of capital stock representing a majority of the voting power of all the then-outstanding shares of capital stock of the Corporation entitled to vote thereon irrespective of the provisions of Section 242(b)(2) of the DGCL. Except as otherwise required by law or this Certificate of Incorporation (including any Preferred Stock Designation), holders of shares of any series of Common Stock shall not be entitled to vote on any amendment to this Certificate of Incorporation (including any amendment to any Preferred Stock Designation) that relates solely to the terms of one or more outstanding series of Preferred Stock if the holders of such affected series of Preferred Stock are entitled, either separately or together with the holders of one or more other such series, to vote thereon pursuant to this Certificate of Incorporation (including any Preferred Stock Designation) or the DGCL.
Section 4.4.    Dividends. Subject to applicable law, the rights, if any, of the holders of any outstanding series of the Preferred Stock, the holders of shares of Common Stock shall be entitled to receive such dividends (payable in cash, property or capital stock of the Corporation) when, as and if declared thereon by the Board from time to time out of any assets or funds of the
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Corporation legally available therefor and shall share equally on a per share basis in such dividends.
Section 4.5.     Liquidation, Dissolution or Winding Up of the Corporation. Subject to applicable law, the rights, if any, of the holders of any outstanding series of the Preferred Stock, in the event of any voluntary or involuntary liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Corporation, after payment or provision for payment of the debts and other liabilities of the Corporation, the holders of shares of Common Stock shall be entitled to receive all the remaining assets of the Corporation available for distribution to its stockholders, ratably in proportion to the number of shares of Common Stock held by them.
ARTICLE V.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Section 5.1.    Board Powers. The business and affairs of the Corporation shall be managed by, or under the direction of, the Board.
Section 5.2.    Number, Election and Term.
(a)    The number of directors of the Corporation, other than those who may be elected by the holders of one or more series of the Preferred Stock voting separately by class or series, shall be fixed from time to time exclusively by the Board pursuant to a resolution adopted by a majority of the Board.
(b)    Subject to Section 5.5, the Board shall be divided into three classes, as nearly equal in number as possible and designated Class I, Class II and Class III. The term of the initial Class I Directors shall expire at the first annual meeting of the stockholders of the Corporation following December 1, 2020; the term of the initial Class II Directors shall expire at the second annual meeting of the stockholders of the Corporation following December 1, 2020; and the term of the initial Class III Directors shall expire at the third annual meeting of the stockholders of the Corporation following December 1, 2020. At each succeeding annual meeting of the stockholders of the Corporation, beginning with the first annual meeting of the stockholders of the Corporation following December 1, 2020, each of the successors elected to replace the class of directors whose term expires at that annual meeting shall be elected for a three-year term or until the election and qualification of their respective successors in office, subject to their earlier death, resignation or removal. Subject to Section 5.5, if the number of directors that constitute the Board is changed, any increase or decrease shall be apportioned by the Board among the classes so as to maintain the number of directors in each class as nearly equal as possible, but in no case shall a decrease in the number of directors constituting the Board shorten the term of any incumbent director. Subject to the rights of the holders of one or more series of Preferred Stock, voting separately by class or series, to elect directors pursuant to the terms of one or more series of Preferred Stock, directors shall be elected by a plurality of the votes cast by the stockholders of the Corporation present in person or represented by proxy at the meeting and entitled to vote thereon.
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(c)    Subject to Section 5.5, a director shall hold office until the annual meeting for the year in which his or her term expires and until his or her successor has been elected and qualified, subject, however, to such director’s earlier death, resignation, retirement, disqualification or removal.
(d)    Unless and except to the extent that the Bylaws shall so require, the election of directors need not be by written ballot. There is no cumulative voting with respect to the election of directors.
Section 5.3.    Newly Created Directorships and Vacancies. Subject to Section 5.5, newly created directorships resulting from an increase in the number of directors and any vacancies on the Board resulting from death, resignation, retirement, disqualification, removal or other cause may be filled solely and exclusively by a majority vote of the directors then in office, even if less than a quorum, or by a sole remaining director (and not by stockholders), and any director so chosen shall hold office for the remainder of the full term of the class of directors to which the new directorship was added or in which the vacancy occurred and until his or her successor has been elected and qualified, subject, however, to such director’s earlier death, resignation, retirement, disqualification or removal.
Section 5.4.    Removal. Subject to Section 5.5, any or all of the directors may be removed from office at any time, but only for cause and only by the affirmative vote of holders of a majority of the voting power of all then-outstanding shares of capital stock of the Corporation entitled to vote generally in the election of directors, voting together as a single class.
Section 5.5.    Preferred Stock—Directors. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Article V, and except as otherwise required by law, whenever the holders of one or more series of Preferred Stock shall have the right, voting separately by class or series, to elect one or more directors, the term of office, the filling of vacancies, the removal from office and other features of such directorships shall be governed by the terms of such series of Preferred Stock as set forth in this Certificate of Incorporation (including any Preferred Stock Designation) and such directors shall not be included in any of the classes created pursuant to this Article V unless expressly provided by such terms.
ARTICLE VI.
BYLAWS
In furtherance and not in limitation of the powers conferred upon it by law, the Board shall have the power and is expressly authorized to adopt, amend, alter or repeal the Bylaws by the affirmative vote of a majority of the total number of directors present at a regular or special meeting of the Board at which there is a quorum or by unanimous written consent. The Bylaws also may be adopted, amended, altered or repealed by the stockholders of the Corporation; provided, however, that in addition to any vote of the holders of any class or series of capital stock of the Corporation required by law or by this Certificate of Incorporation (including any Preferred Stock Designation), the affirmative vote of the holders of at least a majority of the voting power of all 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 for the
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stockholders of the Corporation to adopt, amend, alter or repeal the Bylaws; provided, further, however, that no Bylaws hereafter adopted by the stockholders of the Corporation shall invalidate any prior act of the Board that would have been valid if such Bylaws had not been adopted.
ARTICLE VII.
SPECIAL MEETINGS OF STOCKHOLDERS; ACTION BY WRITTEN CONSENT
Section 7.1.    Special Meetings. Subject to the rights, if any, of the holders of any outstanding series of Preferred Stock, and to the requirements of applicable law, special meetings of stockholders of the Corporation, for any purpose or purposes, may be called only by the (i) Chairman of the Board, (ii) Chief Executive Officer or (iii) Secretary of the Corporation at the direction of the Board pursuant to a resolution adopted by a majority of the Board, and the ability of the stockholders of the Corporation to call a special meeting is hereby specifically denied. Except as provided in the foregoing sentence, special meetings of stockholders of the Corporation may not be called by another person or persons.
Section 7.2.    Advance Notice. 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.
Section 7.3.    Action by Consent. Except as may be otherwise provided for or fixed pursuant to this Certificate of Incorporation (including any Preferred Stock Designation) relating to the rights of the holders of any outstanding series of Preferred Stock, any action required or permitted to be taken by the stockholders of the Corporation must be effected by a duly called annual or special meeting of such stockholders and may not be effected by consent of the stockholders of the Corporation unless the action was approved in advance by the Board and submitted to the stockholders for their approval or adoption by consent.
ARTICLE VIII.
LIMITED LIABILITY; INDEMNIFICATION
Section 8.1.    Limitation of Director Liability. A director of the Corporation shall not be personally liable to the Corporation or its stockholders for monetary damages for breach of fiduciary duty as a director, except to the extent such exemption from liability or limitation thereof is not permitted under the DGCL as the same exists or may hereafter be amended, unless a director violated his or her duty of loyalty to the Corporation or its stockholders, acted in bad faith, knowingly or intentionally violated the law, authorized unlawful payments of dividends, unlawful stock purchases or unlawful redemptions or derived improper personal benefit from his or her actions as a director. If the DGCL is amended to authorize corporate action further eliminating or limiting the personal liability of directors, then the liability of a director of the Corporation shall be eliminated or limited to the fullest extent permitted by the DGCL, as so amended. Any amendment, modification or repeal of the second preceding sentence shall not adversely affect any right or protection of a director of the Corporation hereunder in respect of any act or omission occurring prior to the time of such amendment, modification or repeal.
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Section 8.2.    Indemnification and Advancement of Expenses.
(a)    To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, as the same exists or may hereafter be amended, the Corporation shall indemnify and hold harmless each person who is or was made a party or is threatened to be made a party to or is otherwise involved in any threatened, pending or completed action, suit or proceeding, whether civil, criminal, administrative or investigative (a “proceeding”), by reason of the fact that he or she is or was a director or officer of the Corporation or, while a director or officer of the Corporation, is or was serving at the request of the Corporation as a director, officer, employee or agent of another corporation or of a partnership, joint venture, trust, other enterprise or nonprofit entity, including service with respect to an employee benefit plan (an “indemnitee”), whether the basis of such proceeding is alleged action in an official capacity as a director, officer, employee or agent, or in any other capacity while serving as a director, officer, employee or agent, against all liability and loss suffered and expenses (including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees, judgments, fines, ERISA excise taxes and penalties and amounts paid in settlement) reasonably incurred by such indemnitee in connection with such proceeding. The Corporation shall to the fullest extent not prohibited by applicable law pay the expenses (including attorneys’ fees) incurred by an indemnitee in defending or otherwise participating in any proceeding in advance of its final disposition; provided, however, that, to the extent required by applicable law, such payment of expenses in advance of the final disposition of the proceeding shall be made only upon receipt of an undertaking, by or on behalf of the indemnitee, to repay all amounts so advanced if it shall ultimately be determined that the indemnitee is not entitled to be indemnified under this Section 8.2 or otherwise. The rights to indemnification and advancement of expenses conferred by this Section 8.2 shall be contract rights and such rights shall continue as to an indemnitee who has ceased to be a director, officer, employee or agent and shall inure to the benefit of his or her heirs, executors and administrators. Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this Section 8.2(a), except for proceedings to enforce rights to indemnification and advancement of expenses, the Corporation shall indemnify and advance expenses to an indemnitee in connection with a proceeding (or part thereof) initiated by such indemnitee only if such proceeding (or part thereof) was authorized by the Board.
(b)    If a claim for indemnification under this Section 8.2 (following the final disposition of such proceeding) is not paid in full within sixty days after the Corporation has received a claim therefor by the indemnitee, or if a claim for any advancement of expenses under this Section 8.2 is not paid in full within twenty days after the Corporation has received a statement or statements requesting such amounts to be advanced, the indemnitee shall thereupon (but not before) be entitled to file suit to recover the unpaid amount of such claim. If successful in whole or in part, the indemnitee shall be entitled to be paid the expense of prosecuting such claim to the fullest extent permitted by law. In any such action, the Corporation shall have the burden of proving that the indemnitee is not entitled to the requested indemnification or advancement of expenses under applicable law.
(c)    The rights to indemnification and advancement of expenses conferred on any indemnitee by this Section 8.2 shall not be exclusive of any other rights that
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any indemnitee may have or hereafter acquire under law, this Certificate of Incorporation, the Bylaws, an agreement, vote of stockholders or disinterested directors or otherwise.
(d)    Any repeal or amendment of this Section 8.2 by the stockholders of the Corporation or by changes in law, or the adoption of any other provision of this Certificate of Incorporation inconsistent with this Section 8.2, shall, unless otherwise required by law, be prospective only (except to the extent such amendment or change in law permits the Corporation to provide broader indemnification rights on a retroactive basis than permitted prior thereto), and shall not in any way diminish or adversely affect any right or protection existing at the time of such repeal or amendment or adoption of such inconsistent provision in respect of any proceeding (regardless of when such proceeding is first threatened, commenced or completed) arising out of, or related to, any act or omission occurring prior to such repeal or amendment or adoption of such inconsistent provision.
(e)    This Section 8.2 shall not limit the right of the Corporation, to the extent and in the manner authorized or permitted by law, to indemnify and to advance expenses to persons other than indemnitees.
ARTICLE IX.
AMENDMENT OF CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION
The Corporation reserves the right at any time and from time to time to amend, alter, change or repeal any provision contained in this Certificate of Incorporation (including any Preferred Stock Designation), and other provisions authorized by the laws of the State of Delaware at the time in force that may be added or inserted, in the manner now or hereafter prescribed by this Certificate of Incorporation and the DGCL; and, except as set forth in Article VIII, all rights, preferences and privileges of whatever nature herein conferred upon stockholders, directors or any other persons by and pursuant to this Certificate of Incorporation in its present form or as hereafter amended are granted subject to the right reserved in this Article IX.
ARTICLE X.
EXCLUSIVE FORUM FOR CERTAIN LAWSUITS
Section 10.1.    Forum. Unless the Corporation consents in writing to the selection of an alternative forum, the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware (the “Court of Chancery”) shall, to the fullest extent permitted by law, be the sole and exclusive forum for any stockholder (including a beneficial owner) to bring (i) any derivative action or proceeding brought on behalf of the Corporation, (ii) any action asserting a claim of breach of a fiduciary duty owed by any director, officer, employee or agent of the Corporation to the Corporation or the Corporation’s stockholders, or any claim for aiding and abetting any such alleged breach, (iii) any action asserting a claim against the Corporation, its directors, officers or employees arising pursuant to any provision of the DGCL or this Certificate of Incorporation or the Bylaws or (iv) any action asserting a claim against the Corporation, its directors, officers or employees governed by the internal affairs doctrine.
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Section 10.2.    Federal Forum. Unless the Corporation consents in writing to the selection of an alternative forum, the federal district courts of the United States shall be the exclusive forum for the resolution of any complaint asserting a cause of action arising under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
Section 10.3.    Any person or entity purchasing or otherwise acquiring or holding any interest in any security of the Corporation shall be deemed to have notice of and consented to this Article X. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the provisions of this Article X shall not apply to suits brought to enforce any liability or duty created by the Exchange Act or any other claim for which the federal courts of the United States have exclusive jurisdiction.
ARTICLE XI. CORPORATE OPPORTUNITIES
Section 11.1    In the event that (i) a stockholder of the Corporation, (ii) a member of the Board who is not an employee of the Corporation or its subsidiaries, or (iii) any employee or agent of such stockholder or member, other than someone who is an employee of the Corporation or its subsidiaries (collectively, the “Covered Persons”), acquires knowledge of any business opportunity matter, potential transaction, interest or other matter, unless such matter, transaction or interest is presented to, or acquired, created or developed by, or otherwise comes into the possession of, a Covered Person expressly and solely in connection with such individual’s service as a member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation (a “Corporate Opportunity”), then the Corporation to the maximum extent permitted from time to time under the DGCL (including Section 122(17) thereof):
(a)    renounces any expectancy that such Covered Person offer an opportunity to participate in such Corporate Opportunity to the Corporation; and
(b)    waives any claim that such opportunity constituted a Corporate Opportunity that should have been presented by such Covered Person to the Corporation or any of its Affiliates.
No amendment or repeal of this paragraph shall apply to or have any effect on the liability or alleged liability of any officer, director or stockholder of the Corporation for or with respect to any opportunities of which such officer, director or stockholder becomes aware prior to such amendment or repeal. “Affiliate” means, with respect to any person or entity, any other person or entity who, as of the relevant time for which the determination of affiliation is being made, directly or indirectly controls, is controlled by or is under common control with such person or entity.
ARTICLE XII.
SEVERABILITY
If any provision or provisions (or any part thereof) of this Certificate of Incorporation shall be held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable as applied to any person or entity or circumstance for any reason whatsoever, then, to the fullest extent permitted by law, (i) the validity, legality and enforceability of such provisions in any other circumstance and of the remaining provisions of this Certificate of Incorporation (including, without limitation, each portion of any paragraph of this Certificate of Incorporation containing any such provision held
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to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable that is not itself held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable) and the application of such provision to other persons or entities and circumstances shall not in any way be affected or impaired thereby, and (ii) the provisions of this Certificate of Incorporation (including, without limitation, each portion of any paragraph of this Certificate of Incorporation containing any such provision held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable) shall be construed so as to permit the Corporation to protect its directors, officers, employees and agents from personal liability in respect of their good faith service or for the benefit of the Corporation to the fullest extent permitted by law.
[Signature Page Follows
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, Capitol Investment Corp. V has caused this Certificate of Incorporation to be duly executed and acknowledged in its name and on its behalf by an authorized officer as of the 28th day of July, 2021.
  CAPITOL INVESTMENT CORP. V
   
  By: /s/ Mark D. Ein
  Name:  Mark D. Ein
  Title: Chief Executive Officer
[Signature Page to Certificate of Incorporation]
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Exhibit 3.2
AMENDED AND RESTATED BYLAWS
OF
DOMA HOLDINGS, INC.
(THE “CORPORATION”)
ARTICLE I.
OFFICES
Section1.1.    Registered Office. The registered office of the Corporation within the State of Delaware shall be as set forth in the Certificate of Incorporation of the Corporation (as amended and/or restated from time to time, the “Certificate of Incorporation).
Section1.2.    Additional Offices. The Corporation may, in addition to its registered office in the State of Delaware, have such other offices and places of business, both within and outside the State of Delaware, as the board of directors of the Corporation (the “Board”) may from time to time determine or as the business and affairs of the Corporation may require.
ARTICLE II.
STOCKHOLDERS MEETINGS
Section 2.1.    Annual Meetings. The annual meeting of stockholders shall be held at such place, if any, either within or without the State of Delaware, and time and on such date as shall be determined by the Board and stated in the notice of the meeting; provided that the Board 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 pursuant to Section 8.5(a). At each annual meeting, the stockholders entitled to vote on such matters shall elect directors and may transact any other business as may properly be brought before the meeting.
Section 2.2.    Special Meetings. Subject to the rights, if any, of the holders of any outstanding series of preferred stock of the Corporation (“Preferred Stock”), and to the requirements of applicable law, special meetings of stockholders, for any purpose or purposes, may be called only by the (i) Chairman of the Board, (ii) the Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation or (iii) the Secretary of the Corporation (the “Secretary”) at the direction of the Board pursuant to a resolution adopted by a majority of the Board, and may not be called by any other person. Special meetings of stockholders shall be held at such place, if any, either within or without the State of Delaware, and at such time and on such date as shall be determined by the Board and stated in the Corporation’s notice of the meeting; provided that the Board 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 pursuant to Section 8.5(a).
Section 2.3.    Notices. Notice of each stockholders meeting stating the place, if any, date, and time of the meeting, and the means of remote communication, if any, by which
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stockholders and proxy holders may be deemed to be present in person and vote at such meeting and the record date for determining the stockholders entitled to vote at the meeting, if such date is different from the record date for determining stockholders entitled to notice of the meeting, shall be given in the manner permitted by Section 8.3 to each stockholder entitled to vote thereat as of the record date for determining the stockholders entitled to notice of the meeting, by the Corporation not less than ten (10) nor more than sixty (60) days before the date of the meeting unless otherwise required by the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware (the “DGCL”). If said notice is for a special meeting, it shall in addition state the purpose or purposes for which the meeting is called, and the business transacted at such meeting shall be limited to the matters so stated in the Corporation’s notice of meeting (or any supplement thereto). Any meeting of stockholders as to which notice has been given may be postponed or rescheduled, and any meeting of stockholders as to which notice has been given may be cancelled, by the Board upon public announcement (as defined in Section 2.7(c)) given before the date previously scheduled for such meeting.
Section 2.4.     Quorum. Except as otherwise provided by applicable law, the Certificate of Incorporation or these Bylaws, the presence, in person or by proxy, at a stockholders meeting of the holders of a majority of the voting power of all outstanding shares of capital stock of the Corporation entitled to vote at such meeting shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business at such meeting, except that when specified business is to be voted on by a class or series of stock voting as a class, the holders of shares representing a majority of the voting power of the outstanding shares of such class or series shall constitute a quorum of such class or series for the transaction of such business. If a quorum shall not be present or represented by proxy at any meeting of the stockholders of the Corporation, the chairman of the meeting may adjourn the meeting from time to time in the manner provided in Section 2.6 until a quorum shall attend. The stockholders present at a duly convened meeting may continue to transact business until adjournment, notwithstanding the withdrawal of enough stockholders to leave less than a quorum. Shares of its own stock belonging to the Corporation or to another corporation, if a majority of the voting power of the shares entitled to vote in the election of directors of such other corporation is held, directly or indirectly, by the Corporation, shall neither be entitled to vote nor be counted for quorum purposes; provided, however, that the foregoing shall not limit the right of the Corporation or any such other corporation to vote shares held by it in a fiduciary capacity.
Section 2.5.    Voting of Shares.
(a)    Voting Lists. The Corporation shall prepare, at least ten days before every meeting of stockholders, a complete list of the stockholders of record entitled to vote at such meeting; provided, however, that if the record date for determining the stockholders entitled to vote is less than ten days before the meeting date, the list shall reflect the stockholders entitled to vote as of the tenth day before the meeting date, arranged in alphabetical order and showing the address and the number and class of shares registered in the name of each stockholder. Nothing contained in this Section 2.5(a) shall require the Corporation to include electronic mail addresses or other electronic contact information on such list. Such list shall be open to the examination of any stockholder, for any purpose germane to the meeting, for a period of at least ten days prior to
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the meeting (i) 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 (ii) 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. If the meeting is to be held at a place, then the list shall be produced and kept at the time and place of the meeting during the whole time thereof, and may be inspected by any stockholder who is present. If a meeting of stockholders is to be held solely by means of remote communication as permitted by Section 8.5(a), the list shall be open to the examination of any stockholder during the whole time of the meeting on a reasonably accessible electronic network, and the information required to access such list shall be provided with the notice of meeting. The stock ledger shall be the only evidence as to who are the stockholders entitled to examine the list required by this Section 2.5(a) or to vote in person or by proxy at any meeting of stockholders.
(b)     Manner of Voting. At any stockholders meeting, every stockholder entitled to vote may vote in person or by proxy. The Board, in its discretion, or the chairman of the meeting of stockholders, in such person’s discretion, may require that any votes cast at such meeting shall be cast by written ballot.
(c)    Proxies. Each stockholder entitled to vote at a meeting of stockholders or to express consent or dissent to corporate action in writing without a meeting may authorize another person or persons to act for such stockholder by proxy, but no such proxy shall be voted or acted upon after three years from its date, unless the proxy provides for a longer period. Proxies need not be filed with the Secretary until the meeting is called to order, but shall be filed with the Secretary before being voted. Without limiting the manner in which a stockholder may authorize another person or persons to act for such stockholder as proxy, either of the following shall constitute a valid means by which a stockholder may grant such authority. No stockholder shall have cumulative voting rights.
(i)    A stockholder, or such stockholder’s authorized officer, director, employee or agent may execute a document authorizing another person or persons to act for such stockholder as proxy.
(ii)    A stockholder may authorize another person or persons to act for such stockholder as proxy by transmitting or authorizing the transmission of an electronic transmission to the person who will be the holder of the proxy or to a proxy solicitation firm, proxy support service organization or like agent duly authorized by the person who will be the holder of the proxy to receive such transmission; provided that any such electronic transmission must either set forth or be submitted with information from which it can be determined that the electronic transmission was authorized by the stockholder.
(iii)    The authorization of a person to act as a proxy may be documented, signed and delivered in accordance with Section 116 of the DGCL, provided that such authorization shall set forth, or be delivered with information enabling the Corporation to determine, the identity of the stockholder granting such authorization.
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Any copy, facsimile telecommunication or other reliable reproduction of the document (including any electronic transmission) created pursuant to this Section 2.5(c) may be substituted or used in lieu of the original document for any and all purposes for which the original document could be used; provided that such copy, facsimile telecommunication or other reproduction shall be a complete reproduction of the entire original document.
(d)    Required Vote. Subject to the rights of the holders of one or more series of Preferred Stock, voting separately by class or series, to elect directors pursuant to the terms of one or more series of Preferred Stock, at all meetings of stockholders at which a quorum is present, the election of directors shall be determined by a plurality of the votes cast by the stockholders present in person or represented by proxy at the meeting and entitled to vote thereon. All other matters presented to the stockholders at a meeting at which a quorum is present shall be determined by the vote of a majority of the votes cast by the stockholders present in person or represented by proxy at the meeting, unless the matter is one upon which, by applicable law, the Certificate of Incorporation, these Bylaws or applicable stock exchange rules, a different vote is required, in which case such provision shall govern and control the decision of such matter.
(e)    Inspectors of Election. The Board may, and shall if required by law, in advance of any meeting of stockholders, designate one or more persons as inspectors of election, who may be employees of the Corporation or otherwise serve the Corporation in other capacities, to act at such meeting of stockholders or any adjournment thereof and to make a written report thereof. The Board may appoint one or more persons as alternate inspectors to replace any inspector who fails to act. If no inspectors of election or alternates are appointed by the Board, the chairman of the meeting shall appoint one or more inspectors to act at the meeting. Each inspector, before discharging his or her duties, shall take and sign an oath faithfully to execute the duties of inspector with strict impartiality and according to the best of his or her ability. The inspectors shall ascertain and report the number of outstanding shares and the voting power of each; determine the number of shares present in person or represented by proxy at the meeting and the validity of proxies and ballots; count all votes and ballots and report the results; determine and retain for a reasonable period a record of the disposition of any challenges made to any determination by the inspectors; and certify their determination of the number of shares represented at the meeting and their count of all votes and ballots. No person who is a candidate for an office at an election may serve as an inspector at such election. Each report of an inspector shall be in writing and signed by the inspector or by a majority of them if there is more than one inspector acting at such meeting. If there is more than one inspector, the report of a majority shall be the report of the inspectors.
Section 2.6.    Adjournments. Any meeting of stockholders, annual or special, may be adjourned by the chairman of the meeting, from time to time, whether or not there is a quorum, to reconvene at the same or some other place. Notice need not be given of any such adjourned meeting if the date, time, and place, if any, thereof, and the means of remote communication, if any, by which stockholders and proxy holders may be deemed to be present in person and vote at such adjourned meeting are announced at the meeting at which the adjournment is taken. At the adjourned meeting the stockholders, or the holders of any class or series of stock entitled to vote
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separately as a class, as the case may be, may transact any business that might have been transacted at the original meeting. If the adjournment is for more than 30 days, 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 stockholders entitled to vote is fixed for the adjourned meeting, the Board shall fix a new record date for notice of such adjourned meeting in accordance with Section 8.2, and shall give notice of the adjourned meeting to each stockholder of record entitled to vote at such adjourned meeting as of the record date fixed for notice of such adjourned meeting.
Section 2.7.    Advance Notice for Business.
(a)    Annual Meetings of Stockholders. No business may be transacted at an annual meeting of stockholders, other than business that is either (i) specified in the Corporation’s notice of meeting (or any supplement thereto) given by or at the direction of the Board, (ii) otherwise properly brought before the annual meeting by or at the direction of the Board or (iii) otherwise properly brought before the annual meeting by any stockholder of the Corporation (x) who is a stockholder of record entitled to vote at such annual meeting on the date of the giving of the notice provided for in this Section 2.7(a) and on the record date for the determination of stockholders entitled to vote at such annual meeting and (y) who complies with the notice procedures set forth in this Section 2.7(a). Notwithstanding anything in this Section 2.7(a) to the contrary, only persons nominated for election as a director to fill any term of a directorship that expires on the date of the annual meeting pursuant to Section 3.2 will be considered for election at such meeting.
(i)    In addition to any other applicable requirements, for business (other than nominations) to be properly brought before an annual meeting by a stockholder, such stockholder must have given timely notice thereof in proper written form to the Secretary and such business must otherwise be a proper matter for stockholder action. Subject to Section 2.7(a)(iii), a stockholder’s notice to the Secretary with respect to such business, to be timely, 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 in the event that the date of the annual meeting is more than thirty (30) days before or more than seventy (70) days after such anniversary date, notice by the stockholder to be timely must be so delivered not earlier than the close of business on the one hundred twentieth (120th) day prior to such annual meeting and not later than the close of business on the later of the ninetieth (90th) day prior to such annual meeting or the tenth (10th) day following the day on which public announcement of the date of the annual meeting is first made or sent by the Corporation. The public announcement of an adjournment or postponement of an annual meeting shall not commence a new time period (or extend any time period) for the giving of a stockholder’s notice as described in this Section 2.7(a).
(ii)    To be in proper written form, a stockholder’s notice to the Secretary with respect to any business (other than nominations) must set forth as to each such matter such stockholder proposes to bring before the annual meeting (A) a brief description of the business desired to be brought before the annual meeting, the text of the proposal or business (including the text of any resolutions proposed for consideration and in the event such business
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includes a proposal to amend these Bylaws, the language of the proposed amendment) and the reasons for conducting such business at the annual meeting, (B) the name and record address of such stockholder and the name and address of the beneficial owner, if any, on whose behalf the proposal is made, (C) the class or series and number of shares of capital stock of the Corporation that are owned beneficially and of record by such stockholder and by the beneficial owner, if any, on whose behalf the proposal is made, (D) a description of all arrangements or understandings between such stockholder and the beneficial owner, if any, on whose behalf the proposal is made and any other person or persons (including their names) in connection with the proposal of such business by such stockholder, (E) any material interest of such stockholder and the beneficial owner, if any, on whose behalf the proposal is made in such business, (F) a representation that such stockholder (or a qualified representative of such stockholder) intends to appear in person or by proxy at the annual meeting to bring such business before the meeting, (G) a description of any agreement, arrangement or understanding (including any derivative or short positions, profit interests, options, warrants, convertible securities, stock appreciation or similar rights, hedging transactions, and borrowed or loaned shares) that has been entered into as of the date of the stockholder’s notice by, or on behalf of, such stockholder and such beneficial owners, whether or not such instrument or right shall be subject to settlement in underlying shares of capital stock of the Corporation, the effect or intent of which is to mitigate loss to, manage risk or benefit of share price changes for, or increase or decrease the voting power of, such stockholder or such beneficial owner, with respect to securities of the Corporation, (H) a representation whether the stockholder or the beneficial owner, if any, intends or is part of a group which intends (1) to deliver a proxy statement and/or form of proxy to holders of at least the percentage of the Corporation’s outstanding capital stock required to approve or adopt the proposal and/or (2) otherwise to solicit proxies or votes from stockholders in support of such proposal, and (I) any other information relating to such stockholder and beneficial owner, if any, required to be disclosed in a proxy statement or other filings required to be made in connection with solicitations of proxies for, as applicable, the proposal and/or for the election of directors in an election contest pursuant to and in accordance with Section 14(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”) and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder.
(iii)    The foregoing notice requirements of this Section 2.7(a) shall be deemed satisfied by a stockholder as to any proposal (other than nominations) if the stockholder has notified the Corporation of such stockholder’s intention to present such proposal at an annual meeting in compliance with Rule 14a-8 (or any successor thereof) of the Exchange Act, and such stockholder has complied with the requirements of such rule for inclusion of such proposal in a proxy statement prepared by the Corporation to solicit proxies for such annual meeting. No business shall be conducted at the annual meeting of stockholders except business brought before the annual meeting in accordance with the procedures set forth in this Section 2.7(a). If the Board or the chairman of the annual meeting determines that any stockholder proposal was not made in accordance with the provisions of this Section 2.7(a) or that the information provided in a stockholder’s notice does not satisfy the information requirements of this Section 2.7(a), such proposal shall not be presented for action at the annual meeting. Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this Section 2.7(a), if the stockholder (or a qualified representative of the stockholder) does not appear at the annual meeting of stockholders of the Corporation to present
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the proposed business, such proposed business shall not be transacted, notwithstanding that proxies in respect of such matter may have been received by the Corporation. For purposes of this Section 2.7 and Section 3.2, to be considered a qualified representative of the stockholder, a person must be a duly authorized officer, manager or partner of such stockholder or must be authorized by a writing executed by such stockholder or an electronic transmission delivered by such stockholder to act for such stockholder as proxy at the meeting of stockholders and such person must produce such writing or electronic transmission, or a reliable reproduction of the writing or electronic transmission, at the meeting of stockholders.
(iv)    In addition to the provisions of this Section 2.7(a), a stockholder shall also comply with all applicable requirements of the Exchange Act and the rules and regulations thereunder with respect to the matters set forth herein. Nothing in this Section 2.7(a) 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 Exchange Act.
(b)    Special Meetings of Stockholders. Only such business shall be conducted at a special meeting of stockholders as shall have been brought before the meeting pursuant to the Corporation’s notice of meeting. Nominations of persons for election to the Board may be made at a special meeting of stockholders at which directors are to be elected pursuant to the Corporation’s notice of meeting only pursuant to Section 3.2.
(c)    Public Announcement. For purposes of these Bylaws, “public announcement” shall mean disclosure in a press release reported by the Dow Jones News Service, Associated Press or comparable national news service or in a document publicly filed by the Corporation with the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to Sections 13, 14 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act (or any successor thereto).
Section 2.8.    Conduct of Meetings. The chairman of each annual and special meeting of stockholders shall be the Chairman of the Board or, in the absence (or inability or refusal to act) of the Chairman of the Board, the Chief Executive Officer or, in the absence (or inability or refusal to act) of the Chief Executive Officer, such other person as shall be appointed by the Board. The date and time of the opening and the closing of the polls for each matter upon which the stockholders will vote at a meeting shall be announced at the meeting by the chairman of the meeting. The Board may adopt such rules and regulations for the conduct of the meeting of stockholders as it shall deem appropriate. Except to the extent inconsistent with these Bylaws or such rules and regulations as adopted by the Board, the chairman of any meeting of stockholders shall have the right and authority to convene and (for any or no reason) to recess and/or to adjourn the meeting, to prescribe such rules, regulations and procedures and to do all such acts as, in the judgment of such chairman, are appropriate for the proper conduct of the meeting. Such rules, regulations or procedures, whether adopted by the Board or prescribed by the chairman of the meeting, may include, without limitation, the following: (a) the establishment of an agenda or order of business for the meeting; (b) rules and procedures for maintaining order at the meeting and the safety of those present; (c) limitations on attendance at or participation in the meeting to stockholders of record of the Corporation, their duly authorized and constituted proxies or such other persons as the chairman of the meeting shall determine; (d) restrictions on entry to the
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meeting after the time fixed for the commencement thereof; and (e) limitations on the time allotted to questions or comments by participants. Unless and to the extent determined by the Board or the chairman of the meeting, meetings of stockholders shall not be required to be held in accordance with the rules of parliamentary procedure. The secretary of each annual and special meeting of stockholders shall be the Secretary or, in the absence (or inability or refusal to act) of the Secretary, an Assistant Secretary so appointed to act by the chairman of the meeting. In the absence (or inability or refusal to act) of the Secretary and all Assistant Secretaries, the chairman of the meeting may appoint any person to act as secretary of the meeting.
Section 2.9.    Delivery to the Corporation. Whenever Section 2.7 or Section 3.2 of these Bylaws requires one or more persons (including a record or beneficial owner of stock of the Corporation) to deliver a document or information to the Corporation or any officer, employee or agent thereof (including any notice, request, questionnaire, revocation, representation or other document or agreement), such document or information shall be in writing exclusively (and not in an electronic transmission) and shall be delivered exclusively by hand (including, without limitation, overnight courier service) or by certified or registered mail, return receipt requested and the Corporation shall not be required to accept delivery of any document not in such written form or so delivered. For the avoidance of doubt, with respect to any notice from any stockholder of record or beneficial owner of the Corporation’s capital stock under the Certificate of Incorporation, these Bylaws or the DGCL, to the fullest extent permitted by law, the Corporation expressly opts out of Section 116 of the DGCL.
ARTICLE III.
DIRECTORS
Section 3.1.    Powers; Number. The business and affairs of the Corporation shall be managed by or under the direction of the Board, which may exercise all such powers of the Corporation and do all such lawful acts and things as are not by statute or by the Certificate of Incorporation required to be exercised or done by the stockholders. Directors need not be stockholders or residents of the State of Delaware. The number of directors shall be fixed as set forth in the Certificate of Incorporation.
Section 3.2.     Advance Notice for Nomination of Directors.
(a)    Only persons who are nominated in accordance with the following procedures shall be eligible for election as directors of the Corporation, except as may be otherwise provided by the terms of one or more series of Preferred Stock with respect to the rights of holders of one or more series of Preferred Stock to elect directors. Nominations of persons for election to the Board at any annual meeting of stockholders, or at any special meeting of stockholders called for the purpose of electing directors as set forth in the Corporation’s notice of such special meeting, may be made (i) by or at the direction of the Board or (ii) by any stockholder of the Corporation (x) who is a stockholder of record entitled to vote in the election of directors on the date of the giving of the notice provided for in this Section 3.2 and on the record date for the determination of stockholders entitled to vote at such meeting and (y) who complies with the notice procedures set forth in this Section 3.2.
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(b)    In addition to any other applicable requirements, for a nomination to be made by a stockholder, such stockholder must have given timely notice thereof in proper written form to the Secretary. To be timely, a stockholder’s notice to the Secretary must be received by the Secretary at the principal executive offices of the Corporation in the case of an annual meeting, 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 in the event that the date of the annual meeting is more than thirty (30) days before or more than seventy (70) days after such anniversary date, notice by the stockholder to be timely must be so delivered not earlier than the close of business on the one hundred twentieth (120th) day prior to such annual meeting and not later than the close of business on the later of the ninetieth (90th) day prior to such annual meeting or the tenth (10th) day following the day on which public announcement of the date of the annual meeting is first made or sent by the Corporation. In no event shall the public announcement of an adjournment or postponement of an annual meeting commence a new time period (or extend any time period) for the giving of a stockholder’s notice as described in this Section 3.2. The number of nominees a stockholder may nominate for election at the annual meeting (or in the case of a stockholder giving the notice on behalf of a beneficial owner, the number of nominees a stockholder may nominate for election at the annual meeting on behalf of such beneficial owner) shall not exceed the number of directors to be elected at such annual meeting.

(c)    Notwithstanding anything in paragraph (b) to the contrary, in the event that the number of directors to be elected to the Board at an annual meeting is increased effective after the time period for which nominations would otherwise be due under paragraph (b) and there is no public announcement by the Corporation naming all of the nominees for the additional directorships at least one hundred (100) days prior to the first anniversary of the preceding year’s annual meeting, a stockholder’s notice required by this Section 3.2 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 tenth day following the date on which such public announcement was first made by the Corporation.
(d)    To be in proper written form, a stockholder’s notice to the Secretary must set forth (i) as to each person whom the stockholder proposes to nominate for election as a director (A) the name, age, business address and residence address of the person, (B) the principal occupation or employment of the person, (C) the class or series and number of shares of capital stock of the Corporation that are owned beneficially or of record by the person and (D) any other information relating to the person that would be required to be disclosed in a proxy statement or other filings required to be made in connection with solicitations of proxies for election of directors pursuant to Section 14 of the Exchange Act and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder; and (ii) as to the stockholder giving the notice and the beneficial owner, if any, on whose behalf the nomination or proposal is made (A) the name and record address of such stockholder as they appear on the Corporation’s books and the name and address of the beneficial owner, if any, on whose behalf the nomination is made, (B) the class or series and number of shares of capital stock of the Corporation that are owned beneficially and of record by such stockholder and the beneficial owner, if any, on whose behalf the nomination is made, (C) a description of all arrangements or understandings relating to the nomination to be made by such
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stockholder among such stockholder, the beneficial owner, if any, on whose behalf the nomination is made, each proposed nominee and any other person or persons (including their names), (D) a representation that such stockholder (or a qualified representative of such stockholder) intends to appear in person or by proxy at the meeting to nominate the persons named in its notice and (E) a description of any agreement, arrangement or understanding (including any derivative or short positions, profit interests, options, warrants, convertible securities, stock appreciation or similar rights, hedging transactions, and borrowed or loaned shares) that has been entered into as of the date of the stockholder’s notice by, or on behalf of, such stockholder and such beneficial owners, whether or not such instrument or right shall be subject to settlement in underlying shares of capital stock of the Corporation, the effect or intent of which is to mitigate loss to, manage risk or benefit of share price changes for, or increase or decrease the voting power of, such stockholder or such beneficial owner, with respect to securities of the Corporation, (F) a representation whether the stockholder or the beneficial owner, if any, intends or is part of a group which intends (1) to deliver a proxy statement and/or form of proxy to holders of at least the percentage of the Corporation’s outstanding capital stock required to elect the nominee and/or (2) to otherwise to solicit proxies or votes from stockholders in support of such nomination and (G) any other information relating to such stockholder and the beneficial owner, if any, on whose behalf the nomination is made that would be required to be disclosed in a proxy statement or other filings required to be made in connection with solicitations of proxies for election of directors pursuant to Section 14 of the Exchange Act and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder. Such notice must be accompanied by a written consent of each proposed nominee 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. The Corporation may require any proposed nominee to furnish such other information as the Corporation may reasonably require to determine the eligibility of such proposed nominee to serve as a director of the Corporation.
(e)    Nominations of persons for election to the Board may be made at a special meeting of stockholders at which directors are to be elected pursuant to the Corporation’s notice of meeting (i) by or at the direction of the Board or (ii) provided that the Board has determined that directors shall be elected at such meeting, by any stockholder of the Corporation (x) who is a stockholder of record entitled to vote in the election of directors on the date of the giving of the notice provided for in this Section 3.2 and on the record date for the determination of stockholders entitled to vote at such meeting and (y) who complies with the notice procedures set forth in this Section 3.2. The number of nominees a stockholder may nominate for election at the special meeting (or in the case of a stockholder giving the notice on behalf of a beneficial owner, the number of nominees a stockholder may nominate for election at the special meeting on behalf of such beneficial owner) shall not exceed the number of directors to be elected at such special meeting. In the event the Corporation calls a special meeting of stockholders for the purpose of electing one or more directors to the Board, any such stockholder entitled to vote in such election of directors 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 the stockholder’s notice required by paragraph (b) of this Section 3.2 shall be delivered to the Secretary at the principal executive offices of the Corporation not earlier than the close of business on the 120th day prior to such special meeting and not later than the close of business on the later of the 90th day prior
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to such special 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. In no event shall the public announcement of an adjournment or postponement of a special meeting commence a new time period (or extend any time period) for the giving of a stockholder’s notice as described in this Section 3.2.
(f)    If the Board or the chairman of the meeting of stockholders determines that any nomination was not made in accordance with the provisions of this Section 3.2, or that the information provided in a stockholder’s notice does not satisfy the information requirements of this Section 3.2, then such nomination shall not be considered at the meeting in question. Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this Section 3.2, if the stockholder (or a qualified representative of the stockholder) does not appear at the meeting of stockholders of the Corporation to present the nomination, such nomination shall be disregarded, notwithstanding that proxies in respect of such nomination may have been received by the Corporation.
(g)    In addition to the provisions of this Section 3.2, a stockholder shall also comply with all of the applicable requirements of the Exchange Act and the rules and regulations thereunder with respect to the matters set forth herein. Nothing in this Section 3.2 shall be deemed to affect any rights of the holders of Preferred Stock to elect directors pursuant to the Certificate of Incorporation.
Section 3.3.    Compensation. Unless otherwise restricted by the Certificate of Incorporation or these Bylaws, the Board shall have the authority to fix the compensation of directors, including for service on a committee of the Board, and may be paid either a fixed sum for attendance at each meeting of the Board or other compensation as director. The directors may be reimbursed their expenses, if any, of attendance at each meeting of the Board. No such payment shall preclude any director from serving the Corporation in any other capacity and receiving compensation therefor. Members of committees of the Board may be allowed like compensation and reimbursement of expenses for service on the committee.
ARTICLE IV.
BOARD MEETINGS
Section 4.1.    Regular Meetings. Regularly scheduled, periodic meetings of the Board may be held without notice at such times, dates and places (within or without the State of Delaware) as shall from time to time be determined by the Board.
Section 4.2.    Special Meetings. Special meetings of the Board (a) may be called by the Chairman of the Board or Chief Executive Officer and (b) shall be called by the Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer or Secretary on the written request of at least a majority of directors then in office, or the sole director, as the case may be, and shall be held at such time, date and place (within or without the State of Delaware) as may be determined by the person calling the meeting or, if called upon the request of directors or the sole director, as specified in such written request. Notice of each special meeting of the Board shall be given, as provided in Section 8.3, to each director (i) at least 24 hours before the meeting if such notice is oral notice
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given personally or by telephone or written notice given by hand delivery or by means of a form of electronic transmission and delivery; (ii) at least two days before the meeting if such notice is sent by a nationally recognized overnight delivery service; and (iii) at least five days before the meeting if such notice is sent through the United States mail. Any and all business that may be transacted at a regular meeting of the Board may be transacted at a special meeting. Except as may be otherwise expressly provided by applicable law, the Certificate of Incorporation, or these Bylaws, neither the business to be transacted at, nor the purpose of, any special meeting need be specified in the notice or waiver of notice of such meeting.
Section 4.3.    Quorum; Required Vote. A majority of the Board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business at any meeting of the Board, and the act of a majority of the directors present at any meeting at which there is a quorum shall be the act of the Board, except as may be otherwise specifically provided by applicable law, the Certificate of Incorporation or these Bylaws. If a quorum shall not be present at any meeting, a majority of the directors present may adjourn the meeting from time to time, without notice other than announcement at the meeting, until a quorum is present.
Section 4.4.    Consent In Lieu of 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 or any committee thereof may be taken without a meeting if all members of the Board or committee, as the case may be, consent thereto in writing or by electronic transmission. After an action is taken, the consent or consents relating thereto shall be filed with the minutes of proceedings of the Board or committee. Such filing shall be in paper form if the minutes are maintained in paper form and shall be in electronic form if the minutes are maintained in electronic form.
Section 4.5.    Organization. The chairman of each meeting of the Board shall be the Chairman of the Board or, in the absence (or inability or refusal to act) of the Chairman of the Board, the Chief Executive Officer (if he or she shall be a director) or, in the absence (or inability or refusal to act) of the Chief Executive Officer or if the Chief Executive Officer is not a director, a chairman elected from the directors present. The Secretary shall act as secretary of all meetings of the Board. In the absence (or inability or refusal to act) of the Secretary, an Assistant Secretary shall perform the duties of the Secretary at such meeting. In the absence (or inability or refusal to act) of the Secretary and all Assistant Secretaries, the chairman of the meeting may appoint any person to act as secretary of the meeting.
Section 4.6.    Chairman of the Board. The Corporation may have, at the discretion of the Board, a Chairman of the Board. The Chairman of the Board shall preside when present at all meetings of the stockholders and the Board. The Chairman of the Board shall perform such other duties customarily associated with the office and shall also perform such other duties and have such other powers, as the Board shall designate from time to time.
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ARTICLE V.
COMMITTEES OF DIRECTORS
Section 5.1.     Establishment. The Board may by resolution of the Board designate one or more committees, each committee to consist of one or more of the directors of the Corporation. Each committee shall keep regular minutes of its meetings and report the same to the Board when required by the resolution designating such committee. The Board shall have the power at any time to fill vacancies in, to change the membership of, or to dissolve any such committee.
Section 5.2.    Available Powers. Any committee established pursuant to Section 5.1 hereof, to the extent permitted by applicable law and by resolution of the Board, shall have and may exercise all of the powers and authority of the Board 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 that may require it.
Section 5.3.    Alternate Members. The Board may designate one or more directors as alternate members of any committee, who may replace any absent or disqualified member at any meeting of such committee. In the absence or disqualification of a member of the committee, the member or members thereof present at any meeting and not disqualified from voting, whether or not he, she or they constitute a quorum, may unanimously appoint another member of the Board to act at the meeting in place of any such absent or disqualified member.
Section 5.4.    Procedures. Unless the Board otherwise provides, the time, date, place, if any, and notice of meetings of a committee shall be determined by such committee. At meetings of a committee, a majority of the number of members of the committee (but not including any alternate member, unless such alternate member has replaced any absent or disqualified member at the time of, or in connection with, such meeting) shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. The act of a majority of the members present at any meeting at which a quorum is present shall be the act of the committee, except as otherwise specifically provided by applicable law, the Certificate of Incorporation, these Bylaws or the Board. If a quorum is not present at a meeting of a committee, the members present may adjourn the meeting from time to time, without notice other than an announcement at the meeting, until a quorum is present. Unless the Board otherwise provides and except as provided in these Bylaws, each committee designated by the Board may make, alter, amend and repeal rules for the conduct of its business. In the absence of such rules each committee shall conduct its business in the same manner as the Board is authorized to conduct its business pursuant to Article III and Article IV of these Bylaws.
ARTICLE VI.
OFFICERS
Section 6.1.    Officers. The officers of the Corporation elected by the Board shall be a Chief Executive Officer, a Chief Financial Officer, a Secretary and such other officers (including without limitation, a Chief Operating Officer, Presidents, Vice Presidents, Partners, Managing
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Directors and Senior Managing Directors) as the Board from time to time may determine. Officers elected by the Board shall each have such powers and duties as generally pertain to their respective offices, subject to the specific provisions of this Article VI. Such officers shall also have such powers and duties as from time to time may be conferred by the Board. The Chief Executive Officer may also appoint such other officers (including without limitation one or more Vice Presidents and Controllers) as may be necessary or desirable for the conduct of the business of the Corporation. Such other officers shall have such powers and duties and shall hold their offices for such terms as may be provided in these Bylaws or as may be prescribed by the Board or, if such officer has been appointed by the Chief Executive Officer, as may be prescribed by the appointing officer.
(a)    Chief Executive Officer. The Chief Executive Officer shall be the chief executive officer of the Corporation, shall have general supervision of the affairs of the Corporation and general control of all of its business subject to the ultimate authority of the Board, and shall be responsible for the execution of the policies of the Board with respect to such matters. In the absence (or inability or refusal to act) of the Chairman of the Board, the Chief Executive Officer shall preside when present at all meetings of the stockholders and (if he or she shall be a director) the Board.
(b)    Secretary.
(i)    The Secretary shall attend all meetings of the stockholders, the Board and (as required) committees of the Board and shall record the proceedings of such meetings in books to be kept for that purpose. The Secretary shall give, or cause to be given, notice of all meetings of the stockholders and special meetings of the Board and shall perform such other duties as may be prescribed by the Board, the Chairman of the Board or the Chief Executive Officer. The Secretary shall have custody of the corporate seal of the Corporation and the Secretary, or any Assistant Secretary, shall have authority to affix the same to any instrument requiring it, and when so affixed, it may be attested by his or her signature or by the signature of such Assistant Secretary. The Board may give general authority to any other officer to affix the seal of the Corporation and to attest the affixing thereof by his or her signature.
(ii)    The Secretary shall keep, or cause to be kept, at the principal executive office of the Corporation or at the office of the Corporation’s transfer agent or registrar, if one has been appointed, a stock ledger, or duplicate stock ledger, showing the names of the stockholders and their addresses, the number and classes of shares held by each and, with respect to certificated shares, the number and date of certificates issued for the same and the number and date of certificates cancelled.
(c)    Chief Financial Officer. The Chief Financial Officer, if any, shall perform all duties commonly incident to that office (including, without limitation, the care and custody of the funds and securities of the Corporation, which from time to time may come into the Chief Financial Officer’s hands and the deposit of the funds of the Corporation in such banks or trust companies as the Board or the Chief Executive Officer may authorize).
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Section 6.2.    Term of Office; Removal; Vacancies. The elected officers of the Corporation shall be appointed by the Board and shall hold office until their successors are duly elected and qualified by the Board or until their earlier death, resignation, retirement, disqualification, or removal from office. Any officer may be removed, with or without cause, at any time by the Board. Any officer appointed by the Chief Executive Officer may also be removed, with or without cause, by the Chief Executive Officer, unless the Board otherwise provides. Any vacancy occurring in any elected office of the Corporation may be filled by the Board. Any vacancy occurring in any office appointed by the Chief Executive Officer may be filled by the Chief Executive Officer unless the Board then determines that such office shall thereupon be elected by the Board, in which case the Board shall elect such officer.
Section 6.3.    Other Officers. The Board may delegate the power to appoint such other officers and agents, and may also remove such officers and agents or delegate the power to remove same, as it shall from time to time deem necessary or desirable.
Section 6.4.    Multiple Officeholders; Stockholder and Director Officers. Any number of offices may be held by the same person unless the Certificate of Incorporation or these Bylaws otherwise provide. Officers need not be stockholders or residents of the State of Delaware.
ARTICLE VII.
SHARES
Section 7.1.    Certificated and Uncertificated Shares. The shares of the Corporation may be certificated or uncertificated, subject to the sole discretion of the Board and the requirements of the DGCL.
Section 7.2.    Signatures. Each certificate representing capital stock of the Corporation shall be signed by or in the name of the Corporation by two authorized officers of the Corporation (it being understood that each of the Chairman of the Board, the Chief Executive Officer, the President, a Vice President, the Treasurer, an Assistant Treasurer, the Secretary or an Assistant Secretary of the Corporation shall be authorized officer for such purpose). Any or all of the signatures on the certificate may be a facsimile. 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, such certificate may be issued by the Corporation with the same effect as if such person were such officer, transfer agent or registrar on the date of issue.
Section 7.3.    Lost, Destroyed or Stolen Certificates. The Corporation may issue a new certificate of stock in the place of any certificate theretofore issued by it, alleged to have been lost, destroyed or stolen, and the Corporation may require the owner of the lost, destroyed or stolen certificate, or such owner’s legal representative, to give the Corporation a bond sufficient to indemnify the Corporation against any claim that may be made against the Corporation on account of the alleged loss, theft or destruction of such certificate or the issuance of such new certificate.
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Section 7.4.    Transfer of Stock. Stock of the Corporation shall be transferable in the manner prescribed by law and in these Bylaws. Transfers of stock shall be made on the books of the Corporation only by the holder of record thereof, by such person’s attorney lawfully constituted in writing and, in the case of certificated shares, upon the surrender of the certificate thereof, which shall be cancelled before a new certificate or uncertificated shares shall be issued. No transfer of stock shall be valid as against the Corporation for any purpose until it shall have been entered in the stock records of the Corporation by an entry showing from and to whom transferred.
Section 7.5.    Registered Stockholders. Before due presentment for registration of transfer of a certificate representing shares of the Corporation or of an instruction requesting registration of transfer of uncertificated shares, the Corporation may treat the registered owner as the person exclusively entitled to inspect for any proper purpose the stock ledger and the other books and records of the Corporation, vote such shares, receive dividends or notifications with respect to such shares and otherwise exercise all the rights and powers of the owner of such shares, except that a person who is the beneficial owner of such shares (if held in a voting trust or by a nominee on behalf of such person) may, upon providing documentary evidence of beneficial ownership of such shares and satisfying such other conditions as are provided under applicable law, may also so inspect the books and records of the Corporation.
Section 7.6.    Regulations. The Board shall have power and authority to make such additional rules and regulations, subject to any applicable requirements of law, as the Board may deem necessary and appropriate with respect to the issue, transfer or registration of transfer of shares of stock or certificates representing shares. The Board may appoint one or more transfer agents or registrars and may require for the validity thereof that certificates representing shares bear the signature of any transfer agent or registrar so appointed.
ARTICLE VIII.
MISCELLANEOUS
Section 8.1.    Place of Meetings. If the place of any meeting of stockholders, the Board or committee of the Board for which notice is required under these Bylaws is not designated in the notice of such meeting, such meeting shall be held at the principal business office of the Corporation; provided, however, if the Board has, in its sole discretion, determined that a meeting shall not be held at any place, but instead shall be held by means of remote communication pursuant to Section 8.5 hereof, then such meeting shall not be held at any place.
Section 8.2.    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 may fix a record date, which shall not precede the date upon which the resolution fixing the record date is adopted by the Board, and which record date shall not be more than 60 nor less than ten days before the date of such meeting. If the Board 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 determines, at the
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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, the record date for determining stockholders entitled to notice of and to vote at a meeting of stockholders shall be at the close of business on the business day next preceding the day on which notice is given, or, if notice is waived, at the close of business on the business 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 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 with the foregoing provisions of this Section 8.2(a) 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 may fix 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 adopts the resolution relating thereto.
Section 8.3.    Means of Giving Notice.
(a)    Notice to Directors. Whenever under applicable law, the Certificate of Incorporation or these Bylaws notice is required to be given to any director, such notice shall be given either (i) in writing and sent by mail, or by a nationally recognized delivery service, (ii) by electronic mail, facsimile telecommunication or other form of electronic transmission, or (iii) by oral notice given personally or by telephone. A notice to a director will be deemed given as follows: (A) if given by hand delivery, orally, or by telephone, when actually received by the director, (B) if sent through the United States mail, when deposited in the United States mail, with postage and fees thereon prepaid, addressed to the director at the director’s address appearing on the records of the Corporation, (C if sent for next day delivery by a nationally recognized overnight delivery service, when deposited with such service, with fees thereon prepaid, addressed to the director at the director’s address appearing on the records of the Corporation, (D) if sent by facsimile telecommunication, when sent to the facsimile transmission number for such director appearing on the records of the Corporation, (E) if sent by electronic mail, when sent to the electronic mail address for such director appearing on the records of the Corporation, or (F) if sent by any other form of electronic transmission, when sent to the address, location or number (as applicable) for such director appearing on the records of the Corporation.
(b)    Notice to Stockholders. Without limiting the manner by which notice otherwise may be given effectively to stockholders, any notice to stockholders given by the Corporation under any provision of the DGCL, the Certificate of Incorporation or these Bylaws may be given in writing directed to the stockholder’s mailing address (or by electronic transmission directed to the stockholder’s electronic mail address, as applicable) as it appears on
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the records of the Corporation. Notice shall be given (i) if mailed, when deposited in the United States mail, postage prepaid, (ii) if delivered by courier service, the earlier of when the notice is received or left at the stockholder’s address, or (iii) if given by electronic mail, when directed to such stockholder’s electronic mail address (unless the stockholder has notified the Corporation in writing or by electronic transmission of an objection to receiving notice by electronic mail or such notice is prohibited by the DGCL to be given by electronic transmission). A notice by electronic mail must include a prominent legend that the communication is an important notice regarding the Corporation. A notice by electronic mail will include any files attached thereto and any information hyperlinked to a website if such electronic mail includes the contact information of an officer or agent of the Corporation who is available to assist with accessing such files or information. Any notice to stockholders given by the Corporation under any provision of the DGCL, the Certificate of Incorporation or these Bylaws provided by means of electronic transmission (other than any such notice given by electronic mail) may only be given in a form consented to by such stockholder, and any such notice by such means of electronic transmission shall be deemed to be given as provided by the DGCL. The terms “electronic mail,” “electronic mail address,” “electronic signature” and “electronic transmission” as used herein shall have the meanings ascribed thereto in the DGCL.
(c)    Notice to Stockholders Sharing Same Address. Without limiting the manner by which notice otherwise may be given effectively by the Corporation to stockholders, any notice to stockholders given by the Corporation under any provision of the DGCL, the Certificate of Incorporation or these 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. A stockholder may revoke such stockholder’s consent by delivering written notice of such revocation to the Corporation. Any stockholder who fails to object in writing to the Corporation within 60 days of having been given written notice by the Corporation of its intention to send such a single written notice shall be deemed to have consented to receiving such single written notice.
Section 8.4.    Waiver of Notice. Whenever any notice is required to be given under applicable law, the Certificate of Incorporation, or these Bylaws, a written waiver of such notice, signed by the person or persons entitled to said notice, or a waiver by electronic transmission by the person entitled to said notice, whether before or after the time stated therein, shall be deemed equivalent to such required notice. All such waivers shall be kept with the books of the Corporation. Attendance at a meeting shall constitute a waiver of notice of such meeting, except where a person attends for the express purpose of objecting, at the beginning of the meeting, to the transaction of any business on the ground that the meeting was not lawfully called or convened.
Section 8.5.    Meeting Attendance via Remote Communication Equipment.
(a)    Stockholder Meetings. If authorized by the Board in its sole discretion, and subject to such guidelines and procedures as the Board may adopt, stockholders entitled to
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vote at such meeting and proxy holders not physically present at a meeting of stockholders may, by means of remote communication:
(i)    participate in a meeting of stockholders; and
(ii)    be deemed present in person and vote at a meeting of stockholders, whether such meeting is to be held at a designated place or solely by means of remote communication; provided that (A) the Corporation shall implement reasonable measures to verify that each person deemed present and permitted to vote at the meeting by means of remote communication is a stockholder or proxy holder, (B) the Corporation shall implement reasonable measures to provide such stockholders and proxy holders a reasonable opportunity to participate in the meeting and, if entitled to vote, to vote on matters submitted to the applicable stockholders, including an opportunity to read or hear the proceedings of the meeting substantially concurrently with such proceedings, and (C) if any stockholder or proxy holder votes or takes other action at the meeting by means of remote communication, a record of such votes or other action shall be maintained by the Corporation.
(b)    Board Meetings. Unless otherwise restricted by applicable law, the Certificate of Incorporation or these Bylaws, members of the Board or any committee thereof may participate in a meeting of the Board or any committee thereof by means of conference telephone or other communications equipment by means of which all persons participating in the meeting can hear each other. Such participation in a meeting shall constitute presence in person at the meeting, except where a person participates in the meeting for the express purpose of objecting, at the beginning of the meeting, to the transaction of any business on the ground that the meeting was not lawfully called or convened.
Section 8.6.    Dividends. The Board may from time to time declare, and the Corporation may pay, dividends (payable in cash, property or shares of the Corporation’s capital stock) on the Corporation’s outstanding shares of capital stock, subject to applicable law and the Certificate of Incorporation.
Section 8.7.    Reserves. The Board may set apart out of the funds of the Corporation available for dividends a reserve or reserves for any proper purpose and may abolish any such reserve.
Section 8.8.    Contracts and Negotiable Instruments. Except as otherwise provided by applicable law, the Certificate of Incorporation or these Bylaws, any contract, bond, deed, lease, mortgage or other instrument may be executed and delivered in the name and on behalf of the Corporation by such officer or officers or other employee or employees of the Corporation as the Board may from time to time authorize. Such authority may be general or confined to specific instances as the Board may determine. The Chairman of the Board, the Chief Executive Officer, the President, the Chief Financial Officer, the Treasurer or any Vice President may execute and deliver any contract, bond, deed, lease, mortgage or other instrument in the name and on behalf of the Corporation. Subject to any restrictions imposed by the Board, the Chairman of the Board, the Chief Executive Officer, President, the Chief Financial Officer, the Treasurer or any Vice President may delegate powers to execute and deliver any contract, bond, deed, lease, mortgage
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or other instrument in the name and on behalf of the Corporation to other officers or employees of the Corporation under such person’s supervision and authority, it being understood, however, that any such delegation of power shall not relieve such officer of responsibility with respect to the exercise of such delegated power.
Section 8.9.    Fiscal Year. The fiscal year of the Corporation shall be fixed by the Board.
Section 8.10.    Seal. The Board may adopt a corporate seal, which shall be in such form as the Board determines. The seal may be used by causing it or a facsimile thereof to be impressed, affixed or otherwise reproduced.
Section 8.11.    Books and Records. The books and records of the Corporation may be kept within or outside the State of Delaware at such place or places as may from time to time be designated by the Board.
Section 8.12.    Resignation. Any director, committee member or officer may resign by giving notice thereof in writing or by electronic transmission to the Chairman of the Board, the Chief Executive Officer, the President or the Secretary. The resignation shall take effect at the time it is delivered unless the resignation specifies a later effective date or an effective date determined upon the happening of an event or events. Unless otherwise specified therein, the acceptance of such resignation shall not be necessary to make it effective.
Section 8.13.    Securities of Other Corporations. Powers of attorney, proxies, waivers of notice of meeting, consents in writing and other instruments relating to securities owned by the Corporation may be executed in the name of and on behalf of the Corporation by the Chairman of the Board, the Chief Executive Officer, the President, any Vice President or any officers authorized by the Board. Any such officer, may, in the name of and on behalf of the Corporation, take all such action as any such officer may deem advisable to vote in person or by proxy at any meeting of security holders of any corporation or other entity in which the Corporation may own securities, or to consent in writing, in the name of the Corporation as such holder, to any action by such corporation, and at any such meeting or with respect to any such consent shall possess and may exercise any and all rights and power incident to the ownership of such securities and which, as the owner thereof, the Corporation might have exercised and possessed. The Board may from time to time confer like powers upon any other person or persons.
Section 8.14.    Amendments. The Board shall have the power to adopt, amend, alter or repeal the Bylaws. The affirmative vote of a majority of the Board shall be required to adopt, amend, alter or repeal the Bylaws. The Bylaws also may be adopted, amended, altered or repealed by the stockholders; provided, however, that in addition to any vote of the holders of any class or series of capital stock of the Corporation required by applicable law or the Certificate of Incorporation, the affirmative vote of the holders of at least a majority of the voting power of all 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 for the stockholders to adopt, amend, alter or repeal the Bylaws.
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Exhibit 10.3
AMENDED AND RESTATED REGISTRATION RIGHTS AGREEMENT
This Amended and Restated Registration Rights Agreement (this “Agreement”) is made as of July 28, 2021, by and among (i) Doma Holdings, Inc., a Delaware corporation formerly known as Capitol Investment Corp. V (the “Company”), (ii) each Person listed on Schedule A hereto under the heading “Investors” (each, an “Investor”, and collectively, the “Investors”), (iii) each Person listed on Schedule A hereto under the heading “Sponsors” (each, a “Sponsor” and collectively, the “Sponsors”) and (iv) each other Person that acquires shares of Common Stock from the Company after the date hereof and becomes a party to this Agreement by the execution and delivery of a Joinder (collectively, the “Other Holders”). Except as otherwise specified herein, all capitalized terms used in this Agreement are defined in Section 1.
RECITALS
WHEREAS, the Company and certain other Persons are party to an Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of March 2, 2021 (as the same may be amended or modified from time to time, the “Merger Agreement”), pursuant to which each Investor received Common Stock in exchange for all of its equity interests in States Title Holding, Inc., a Delaware corporation;
WHEREAS, the Company and the Sponsors are party to a Registration Rights Agreement, dated as of December 1, 2020 (the “Existing Registration Rights Agreement”); and
WHEREAS, in connection with the consummation of the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement, (i) the Company and the Sponsors desire to amend and restate the Existing Registration Rights Agreement in its entirety as set forth herein and (ii) the parties desire to enter into this Agreement, pursuant to which the Company shall grant the Holders certain registration rights with respect to the Registrable Securities on the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement.
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants contained herein and other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the parties to this Agreement hereby agree as follows:
Section 1.    Definitions. Unless otherwise set forth below or elsewhere in this Agreement, other capitalized terms contained herein have the meanings set forth in the Merger Agreement.
Acquired Common” has the meaning set forth in Section 9.
Affiliate” of any Person means any other Person controlled by, controlling or under common control with such Person. As used in this definition, “control” (including, with its correlative meanings, “controlling,” “controlled by” and “under common control with”) shall mean possession, directly or indirectly, of power to direct or cause the direction of management or policies (whether through ownership of securities, by contract or otherwise). For purposes of this definition, the Company and its Subsidiaries shall not be deemed Affiliates of any party hereto



and the Investors, on the one hand, and the Sponsors, on the other hand, shall not be deemed Affiliates of each other.
Agreement” has the meaning set forth in the preamble.
Automatic Shelf Registration Statement” has the meaning set forth in Section 2(a).
Capital Stock” means (i) with respect to any Person that is a corporation, any and all shares, interests or equivalents in capital stock of such corporation (whether voting or nonvoting and whether common or preferred) and (ii) with respect to any Person that is not a corporation, individual or governmental entity, any and all partnership, membership, limited liability company or other equity interests of such Person that confer on the holder thereof the right to receive a share of the profits and losses of, or the distribution of assets of, the issuing Person, including in each case any and all warrants, rights (including conversion and exchange rights) and options to purchase any of the foregoing.
Closing” has the meaning set forth in the Merger Agreement.
Common Stock” means the common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, of the Company.
Company” has the meaning set forth in the preamble.
Demand Registrations” has the meaning set forth in Section 2(a).
End of Suspension Notice” has the meaning set forth in Section 2(f)(iii).
Exchange Act” means the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended from time to time, or any successor federal law then in force, together with all rules and regulations promulgated thereunder.
Existing Registration Rights Agreement” has the meaning set forth in the recitals.
FINRA” means the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.
Free-Writing Prospectus” means a free-writing prospectus, as defined in Rule 405.
Holdback Period” has the meaning set forth in Section 4(a).
Holder” means a holder of Registrable Securities.
Indemnified Parties” has the meaning set forth in Section 7(a).
Investor” and “Investors” have the meanings set forth in the preamble.
Investor Registrable Securities” means the Registrable Securities held by an Investor, its Affiliates and any Person to whom it transfers or assigns its rights hereunder in accordance with Section 13(e).
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Joinder” has the meaning set forth in Section 9.
Long-Form Registrations” has the meaning set forth in Section 2(a).
Merger Agreement” has the meaning set forth in the recitals.
Other Holders” has the meaning set forth in the preamble.
Permitted Transferee” means, with respect to any Person, (i) the direct or indirect partners, members, equity holders or other Affiliates of such Person, or (ii) any of such Person’s related investment funds or vehicles controlled or managed by such Person or Affiliate of such Person.
Person” means an individual, a partnership, a corporation, a limited liability company, an association, a joint stock company, a trust, a joint venture, an unincorporated organization and a governmental entity or any department, agency or political subdivision thereof.
Piggyback Registrations” has the meaning set forth in Section 3(a).
Public Offering” means any sale or distribution by the Company and/or Holders to the public of shares of Common Stock pursuant to an offering registered under the Securities Act.
Registrable Securities” means (i) any shares of Common Stock held by any Investor, any Sponsor or any Other Holder (including, for the avoidance of doubt, any Earnout Shares (as defined in the Merger Agreement) and Sponsor Covered Shares (as defined in the Sponsor Support Agreement, dated as of March 2, 2021, by and among the Company and the Sponsors), in each case, upon the issuance thereof or lapse of contractual transfer restrictions applicable thereto), (ii) any Warrants issued to or held by any Investor, any Sponsor or any Other Holder or any shares of Common Stock issued or issuable upon exercise thereof, and (iii) any common Capital Stock of the Company or any Subsidiary of the Company issued or issuable with respect to the securities referred to in clause (i) or (ii) above by way of dividend, distribution, split or combination of securities, or any recapitalization, merger, consolidation or other reorganization. As to any particular Registrable Securities, such securities shall cease to be Registrable Securities when (a) they have been sold or distributed pursuant to a Public Offering, (b) they have been sold in compliance with Rule 144, (c) they have been repurchased by the Company or a Subsidiary of the Company, (d) after the third anniversary of the Closing, 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) or (e) such securities have been sold to, or through, a broker, dealer or underwriter in a public distribution or other public securities transaction. For purposes of this Agreement, a Person shall be deemed to be a Holder and the Registrable Securities shall be deemed to be in existence, in each case, whenever such Person has the right to acquire, directly or indirectly, such Registrable Securities (upon conversion or exercise in connection with a transfer of securities or otherwise, but disregarding any restrictions or limitations upon the exercise of such right), whether or not such acquisition has actually been effected, and such Person shall be entitled to exercise the rights of a Holder hereunder.
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Registration Expenses” has the meaning set forth in Section 6(a).
Rule 144,” “Rule 158,” “Rule 405,” “Rule 415” and “Rule 430B” mean, in each case, such rule promulgated under the Securities Act (or any successor provision) by the Securities and Exchange Commission, as the same shall be amended from time to time, or any successor rule then in force.
Sale Transaction” has the meaning set forth in Section 4(a).
Securities” has the meaning set forth in Section 4(a).
Securities Act” means the Securities Act of 1933, as amended from time to time, or any successor federal law then in force, together with all rules and regulations promulgated thereunder.
Shelf Offering” has the meaning set forth in Section 2(d)(ii).
Shelf Offering Notice” has the meaning set forth in Section 2(d)(ii).
Shelf Registrable Securities” has the meaning set forth in Section 2(d)(ii).
Shelf Registration” has the meaning set forth in Section 2(a).
Shelf Registration Statement” has the meaning set forth in Section 2(d)(i).
Short-Form Registrations” has the meaning set forth in Section 2(a).
Sponsor” and “Sponsors” have the meanings set forth in the preamble.
Sponsor Registrable Securities” means the Registrable Securities held by a Sponsor, its Affiliates and any Person to whom it transfers or assigns its rights hereunder in accordance with Section 13(e).
Subsidiary” means, with respect to the Company, any corporation, limited liability company, partnership, association or other business entity of which (i) if a corporation, a majority of the total voting power of shares of stock entitled (without regard to the occurrence of any contingency) to vote in the election of directors, managers or trustees thereof is at the time owned or controlled, directly or indirectly, by the Company or one or more of the other Subsidiaries of the Company or a combination thereof, or (ii) if a limited liability company, partnership, association or other business entity, a majority of the limited liability company, partnership or other similar ownership interest thereof is at the time owned or controlled, directly or indirectly, by the Company or one or more Subsidiaries of the Company or a combination thereof. For purposes hereof, a Person or Persons shall be deemed to have a majority ownership interest in a limited liability company, partnership, association or other business entity if such Person or Persons shall be allocated a majority of limited liability company, partnership, association or other business entity gains or losses or shall be or control the managing director or
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general partner of such limited liability company, partnership, association or other business entity.
Suspension Event” has the meaning set forth in Section 2(f)(iii).
Suspension Notice” has the meaning set forth in Section 2(f)(iii).
Suspension Period” has the meaning set forth in Section 2(f)(ii).
Warrants” means the Company’s warrants, each exercisable for one share of Common Stock.
WKSI” means a “well-known seasoned issuer” as defined under Rule 405.
Section 2.    Demand Registrations.
(a)    Requests for Registration. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, at any time after the Closing under the Merger Agreement, (i) the holders of at least a majority of the Investor Registrable Securities, on the one hand, or (ii) the holders of at least a majority of the Sponsor Registrable Securities, on the other hand, may, in each case, request registration under the Securities Act of all or any portion of their Registrable Securities on Form S-1 or any similar long-form registration (“Long-Form Registrations”), or on Form S-3 or any similar short-form registration (“Short-Form Registrations”) if available; provided that the holders of Investor Registrable Securities, on the one hand, and Sponsor Registrable Securities, on the other hand, may only make two such requests each. All registrations requested pursuant to this Section 2(a) are referred to herein as “Demand Registrations”. The holders of a majority of the Investor Registrable Securities or Sponsor Registrable Securities, as applicable, making a Demand Registration may request that the registration be made pursuant to Rule 415 under the Securities Act (a “Shelf Registration”) and, if the Company is a WKSI at the time any request for a Demand Registration is submitted to the Company, that such Shelf Registration be an automatic shelf registration statement (as defined in Rule 405 under the Securities Act) (an “Automatic Shelf Registration Statement”). Each request for a Demand Registration shall specify the approximate number of Registrable Securities requested to be registered and the intended method of distribution. Within ten days after receipt of any such request, the Company shall give written notice of the Demand Registration to all other Holders and, subject to the terms of Section 2(e), shall include in such Demand Registration (and in all related registrations and qualifications under state blue sky laws and in any related underwriting) all Registrable Securities with respect to which the Company has received written requests for inclusion therein within ten days after the Company issues such notice. Each Holder agrees that such Holder shall treat as confidential the receipt of the notice of Demand Registration and shall not disclose or use the information contained in such notice of Demand Registration without the prior written consent of the Company until such time as the information contained therein is or becomes available to the public generally, other than as a result of disclosure by the Holder in breach of the terms of this Agreement.
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(b)    Long-Form Registrations. The Company shall pay all Registration Expenses in connection with any Long-Form Registration. The aggregate offering value of the Registrable Securities requested to be registered in any Long-Form Registration must equal at least $50,000,000. All Long-Form Registrations shall be underwritten registrations unless otherwise approved by the holders of a majority of the Investor Registrable Securities or Sponsor Registrable Securities, as applicable, requesting registration.
(c)    Short-Form Registrations. The Company shall pay all Registration Expenses in connection with any Short-Form Registration. The aggregate offering value of the Registrable Securities requested to be registered in any Short-Form Registration must equal at least $10,000,000. Demand Registrations shall be Short-Form Registrations whenever the Company is permitted to use any applicable short form and if the managing underwriters (if any) agree to the use of a Short-Form Registration.
(d)    Shelf Registrations.
(i)    The Company shall use its reasonable best efforts to prepare a registration statement under the Securities Act for the Shelf Registration on Form S-1 or Form S-3 (the “Shelf Registration Statement”), covering the resale of all the Registrable Securities (or such other number of Registrable Securities specified in writing by the Holder thereof) on a delayed or continuous basis, to enable such Shelf Registration Statement to be filed with the SEC within six months following the Closing under the Merger Agreement. The Company will notify each Holder within five Business Days of the filing of such Shelf Registration Statement.
(ii)    In the event that a Shelf Registration Statement is effective, the holders of a majority of the Investor Registrable Securities and the holders of a majority of the Sponsor Registrable Securities covered by such Shelf Registration Statement shall each have the right at any time or from time to time to elect to sell pursuant to an offering (including an underwritten offering) Registrable Securities available for sale pursuant to such Shelf Registration Statement (“Shelf Registrable Securities”), so long as the Shelf Registration Statement remains in effect, and the Company shall pay all Registration Expenses in connection therewith. The holders of a majority of the Investor Registrable Securities or a majority of the Sponsor Registrable Securities, as applicable, shall make such election by delivering to the Company a written notice (a “Shelf Offering Notice”) with respect to such offering specifying the number of Shelf Registrable Securities that the holders desire to sell pursuant to such offering (the “Shelf Offering”). The aggregate offering value of the Registrable Securities requested to be registered in any underwritten Shelf Offering pursuant to the Shelf Offering Notice must equal at least $50,000,000. As promptly as practicable, but no later than two Business Days after receipt of a Shelf Offering Notice, the Company shall give written notice of such Shelf Offering Notice to all other holders of Shelf Registrable Securities. The Company, subject to Sections 2(e) and 8 hereof, shall include in such Shelf Offering the Shelf Registrable Securities of any other holder of Shelf Registrable Securities that shall have made a written request to the
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Company for inclusion in such Shelf Offering (which request shall specify the maximum number of Shelf Registrable Securities intended to be disposed of by such holder) within five Business Days after the receipt of the Shelf Offering Notice. The Company shall, as expeditiously as possible (and in any event within 20 days after the receipt of a Shelf Offering Notice), but subject to Section 2(f) hereof, use its reasonable best efforts to facilitate such Shelf Offering. Each Holder agrees that such Holder shall treat as confidential the receipt of the Shelf Offering Notice and shall not disclose or use the information contained in the Company’s notice regarding the Shelf Offering Notice without the prior written consent of the Company and the Holders delivering such Shelf Offering Notice until such time as the information contained therein is or becomes available to the public generally, other than as a result of disclosure by the Holder in breach of the terms of this Agreement.
(iii)    If the holders of a majority of the Investor Registrable Securities or the holders of a majority of the Sponsor Registrable Securities, as applicable, wish to engage in an underwritten block trade, variable price reoffer or overnight underwritten offering, in each case, off of a Shelf Registration Statement (either through filing an Automatic Shelf Registration Statement or through a take-down from an already existing Shelf Registration Statement), then, notwithstanding the time periods set forth in Section 2(d)(ii), such holders shall notify the Company not less than five Business Days prior to the day such offering is to commence. The aggregate offering value of the Registrable Securities requested to be registered in any such underwritten block trade, variable price reoffer or overnight underwritten offering off of a Shelf Registration Statement must equal at least $10,000,000. The Company shall promptly notify other Holders of such offering, and such other Holders must elect whether or not to participate by the next Business Day (i.e., four Business Days prior to the day such offering is to commence) (unless a longer period is agreed to by the holders of a majority of the Investor Registrable Securities or a majority of the Sponsor Registrable Securities, as applicable) wishing to engage in the underwritten block trade), and the Company shall as expeditiously as possible use its reasonable best efforts to facilitate such offering (which may close as early as two Business Days after the date it commences); provided that the holders of a majority of the Investor Registrable Securities or a majority of the Sponsor Registrable Securities, as applicable, shall use commercially reasonable efforts to work with the Company and the underwriters prior to making such request in order to facilitate preparation of the registration statement, prospectus and other offering documentation related to the transaction.
(iv)    Subject to Section 2(f)(ii), the Company shall, at the request of the holders of a majority of the Investor Registrable Securities or a majority of the Sponsor Registrable Securities, as applicable, covered by a Shelf Registration Statement, file any prospectus supplement or any post-effective amendments and otherwise take any action necessary to include therein all disclosures and language deemed necessary or advisable by such holders to effect such Shelf Offering.
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(e)    Priority on Demand Registrations and Shelf Offerings. The Company shall not include in any Demand Registration or Shelf Offering any securities which are not Registrable Securities without the prior written consent of the Holders holding at least a majority of the Registrable Securities initially requesting such registration. If a Demand Registration or a Shelf Offering is an underwritten offering and the managing underwriters advise the Company in writing that in their opinion the number of Registrable Securities and, if permitted hereunder, other securities requested to be included in such offering exceeds the number of Registrable Securities and other securities, if any, which can be sold therein without adversely affecting the marketability, proposed offering price, timing or method of distribution of the offering, the Company shall include in such offering prior to the inclusion of any securities which are not Registrable Securities the number of Registrable Securities requested to be included which, in the opinion of such underwriters, can be sold, without any such adverse effect, pro rata among the respective holders thereof on the basis of the amount of Registrable Securities owned by each such holder.
(f)    Restrictions on Demand Registration and Shelf Offerings.
(i)    The Company shall not be obligated to effect any Demand Registration or underwritten Shelf Offering within 90 days after the effective date of a previous Demand Registration or a previous registration in which Registrable Securities were included pursuant to Section 3 and in which there was no reduction in the number of Registrable Securities requested to be included.
(ii)    The Company may postpone for up to 90 days from the date of the request (the “Suspension Period”), the filing or the effectiveness of a registration statement for a Demand Registration or suspend the use of a prospectus that is part of a Shelf Registration Statement (and therefore suspend sales of the Shelf Registrable Securities) by providing written notice to the Holders if the Company’s board of directors determines in its reasonable good faith judgment that (A) the sale of Registrable Securities pursuant to the registration statement would require disclosure of non-public material information not otherwise required to be disclosed under applicable law, and (B) (x) the Company has a bona fide business purpose for preserving the confidentiality of such information or (y) any transaction renders the Company unable to comply with requirements of the Securities and Exchange Commission; provided that, in such event, the Holders initially requesting such Demand Registration shall be entitled to withdraw such request, and if such request is withdrawn, such Demand Registration shall not count as one of the permitted Demand Registrations hereunder and the Company shall pay all Registration Expenses in connection with such registration. The Company may delay or suspend the effectiveness of a Demand Registration or Shelf Offering pursuant to this Section 2(f)(ii) not more than two times for not more than 120 days (in the aggregate) in any consecutive twelve-month period; provided that, for the avoidance of doubt, the Company may in any event delay or suspend the effectiveness of Demand Registration or Shelf Offering in the case of an event described under Section 5(a)(vi) to enable it to comply with its obligations set forth in Section 5(a)(vi). The Company may extend any
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Suspension Period for an additional consecutive 60 days with the consent of the Holders holding a majority of the Registrable Securities initially requesting such registration.
(iii)    In the case of an event that causes the Company to suspend the use of a Shelf Registration Statement as set forth in paragraph (f)(ii) above or pursuant to Section 5(a)(vi) (a “Suspension Event”), the Company shall give a notice to the Holders registered pursuant to such Shelf Registration Statement (a “Suspension Notice”) to suspend sales of the Registrable Securities, and such notice shall state generally the basis for the notice and that such suspension shall continue only for so long as the Suspension Event or its effect is continuing. A Holder shall not effect any sales of its Registrable Securities pursuant to such Shelf Registration Statement (or such filings) at any time after it has received a Suspension Notice from the Company and prior to receipt of an End of Suspension Notice (as defined below). Each Holder agrees that it shall treat as confidential the receipt of the Suspension Notice and shall not disclose or use the information contained in such Suspension Notice without the prior written consent of the Company until such time as the information contained therein is or becomes available to the public generally, other than as a result of disclosure by such Holder in breach of the terms of this Agreement. A Holder may recommence effecting sales of the Registrable Securities pursuant to the Shelf Registration Statement (or such filings) following further written notice to such effect (an “End of Suspension Notice”) from the Company, which End of Suspension Notice shall be given by the Company to the holders and to the holders’ counsel, if any, promptly following the conclusion of any Suspension Event.
(iv)    Notwithstanding any provision herein to the contrary, if the Company shall give a Suspension Notice with respect to any Shelf Registration Statement pursuant to this Section 2(f), the Company agrees that it shall extend the period of time during which such Shelf Registration Statement shall be maintained effective pursuant to this Agreement by the number of days during the period from the date of receipt by the holders of the Suspension Notice to and including the date of receipt by the holders of the End of Suspension Notice and provide copies of the supplemented or amended prospectus necessary to resume sales with respect to each Suspension Event; provided that such period of time shall not be extended beyond the date that shares of Common Stock covered by such Shelf Registration Statement are no longer Registrable Securities.
(g)    Selection of Underwriters. The Holders requesting any Demand Registration shall have the right to select the investment banker(s) and manager(s) to administer the offering. If any Shelf Offering is an underwritten offering, the Holders requesting such underwritten offering shall have the right to select the investment banker(s) and manager(s) to administer the offering relating to such Shelf Offering. The Company represents and warrants that no investment bankers are entitled to any rights that would conflict with the rights of the Holders under this Section 2.
(h)    Other Registration Rights. Except with respect to the registration rights set forth in the Subscription Agreements (as defined in the Merger Agreement), the Company represents and warrants that it is not a party to, or otherwise subject to, any
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other agreement granting registration rights to any other Person with respect to any securities of the Company. Except as provided in this Agreement or the Subscription Agreements, the Company shall not grant to any Persons the right to request the Company or any Subsidiary to register any Capital Stock of the Company or any Subsidiary, or any securities convertible or exchangeable into or exercisable for such securities, without the prior written consent of the Holders holding a majority of the Registrable Securities; provided that the Company may grant rights to other Persons to participate in Piggyback Registrations so long as such rights are subordinate to the rights of the Holders with respect to such Piggyback Registrations as set forth in Section 3(c) and Section 3(d).
(i)    Revocation of Demand Notice or Shelf Offering Notice. At any time prior to the effective date of the registration statement relating to a Demand Registration or the “pricing” of any offering relating to a Shelf Offering Notice, the Holders that provided such Demand Registration or Shelf Offering Notice may revoke such Demand Registration or Shelf Offering Notice on behalf of all Holders participating in such Demand Registration or Shelf Offering without liability to such Holders, in each case by providing written notice to the Company.
Section 3.    Piggyback Registrations.
(a)    Right to Piggyback. Whenever the Company proposes to register any of its securities under the Securities Act (other than (i) pursuant to a Demand Registration in which the Holders are offered the right to participate pro rata or (ii) in connection with registrations on Form S-4 or S-8 promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission or any successor or similar forms in which Investor Registrable Securities are not included) and the registration form to be used may be used for the registration of Registrable Securities (a “Piggyback Registration”), the Company shall give written notice at least five Business Days prior to the filing of the registration statement relating to the Piggyback Registration (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) to all Holders of its intention to effect such Piggyback Registration and, subject to the terms of Section 3(c) and Section 3(d), shall include in such Piggyback Registration (and in all related registrations or qualifications under blue sky laws and in any related underwriting) all Registrable Securities with respect to which the Company has received written requests for inclusion therein within 20 days after delivery of the Company’s notice.
(b)    Piggyback Expenses. The Registration Expenses of the Holders shall be paid by the Company in all Piggyback Registrations, whether or not any such registration became effective.
(c)    Priority on Primary Registrations. If a Piggyback Registration is an underwritten primary registration on behalf of the Company, and the managing underwriters advise the Company in writing that in their sole opinion the number of securities requested to be included in such registration exceeds the number which can be
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sold in such offering without adversely affecting the marketability, proposed offering price, timing or method of distribution of the offering, the Company shall include in such registration (i) first, the securities the Company proposes to sell, (ii) second, the Registrable Securities requested to be included in such registration which, in the opinion of the underwriters, can be sold without any such adverse effect, pro rata among the holders of such Registrable Securities on the basis of the number of shares owned by each such holder, and (iii) third, other securities requested to be included in such registration which, in the sole opinion of the underwriters, can be sold without any such adverse effect.
(d)    Priority on Secondary Registrations. If a Piggyback Registration is an underwritten secondary registration on behalf of holders of the Company’s securities, and the managing underwriters advise the Company in writing that in their reasonable opinion the number of securities requested to be included in such registration exceeds the number which can be sold in such offering without adversely affecting the marketability, proposed offering price, timing or method of distribution of the offering, the Company shall include in such registration (i) first, the securities requested to be included therein by the holders initially requesting such registration and the Registrable Securities requested to be included in such registration which, in the opinion of the underwriters, can be sold without any such adverse effect, pro rata among the holders of such securities on the basis of the number of Registrable Securities owned by each such holder, and (ii) second, other securities requested to be included in such registration which, in the opinion of the underwriters, can be sold without any such adverse effect.
(e)    Selection of Underwriters. If any Piggyback Registration is an underwritten offering, the investment banker(s) and manager(s) for the offering shall be selected by the Company.
(f)    Right to Terminate Registration. The Company shall have the right to terminate or withdraw any registration initiated by it as a primary offering under this Section 3 whether or not any Holder has elected to include securities in such registration. The Registration Expenses of such withdrawn registration shall be borne by the Company in accordance with Section 6.
Section 4.    Holdback Agreements.
(a)    Holders. Each and every Holder participating in any underwritten Public Offering shall enter into lock-up agreements with the managing underwriter(s) of an underwritten Public Offering providing that, unless the underwriters managing such underwritten Public Offering otherwise agree in writing, subject to customary exceptions such Holder shall not (i) offer, sell, contract to sell, pledge or otherwise dispose of (including sales pursuant to Rule 144), directly or indirectly, any Capital Stock of the Company (including Capital Stock of the Company that may be deemed to be owned beneficially by such holder in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission) (collectively, “Securities”), (ii) enter into a transaction which would have the same effect as described in clause (i) above, (iii) enter into any swap,
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hedge or other arrangement that transfers, in whole or in part, any of the economic consequences or ownership of any Securities, whether such transaction is to be settled by delivery of such Securities, in cash or otherwise (each of (i), (ii) and (iii) above, a “Sale Transaction”), or (iv) publicly disclose the intention to enter into any Sale Transaction, commencing on the earlier of the date on which the Company gives notice to the Holders that a preliminary prospectus has been circulated for such Public Offering or the “pricing” of such offering and continuing to the date that is 90 days following the date of the final prospectus for such Public Offering (or such shorter period that is required by the managing underwriter(s)) (the “Holdback Period”).
(b)    The Company. The Company (i) shall not file any registration statement for a Public Offering or cause any such registration statement to become effective, or effect any public sale or distribution of its equity securities, or any securities, options or rights convertible into or exchangeable or exercisable for such securities during any Holdback Period and (ii) shall use its reasonable best efforts to cause (A) each holder of at least 5% (on a fully diluted basis) of its shares of Common Stock, or any securities convertible into or exchangeable or exercisable for shares of Common Stock, and (B) each of its directors and executive officers to agree not to effect any Sale Transaction during any Holdback Period, except as part of such underwritten registration, if otherwise permitted, unless the underwriters managing the Public Offering otherwise agree in writing.
Section 5.    Registration Procedures.
(a)    Whenever the Holders have requested that any Registrable Securities be registered pursuant to this Agreement or have initiated a Shelf Offering, the Company shall use its reasonable best efforts to effect the registration and the sale of such Registrable Securities in accordance with the intended method of disposition thereof, and pursuant thereto the Company shall as expeditiously as possible:
(i)    in accordance with the Securities Act and all applicable rules and regulations promulgated thereunder, prepare and file with the Securities and Exchange Commission a registration statement, and all amendments and supplements thereto and related prospectuses, with respect to such Registrable Securities and use its reasonable best efforts to cause such registration statement to become effective (provided that, before filing a registration statement or prospectus or any amendments or supplements thereto, the Company shall furnish to the counsel selected by the Holders holding a majority of the Registrable Securities covered by such registration statement copies of all such documents proposed to be filed, which documents shall be subject to the review and comment of such counsel);
(ii)    notify each Holder of (A) the issuance by the Securities and Exchange Commission of any stop order suspending the effectiveness of any registration statement or the initiation of any proceedings for that purpose, (B) the receipt by the Company or its counsel of any notification with respect to the suspension of the qualification of the Registrable Securities for sale in any jurisdiction or the initiation or
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threatening of any proceeding for such purpose, and (C) the effectiveness of each registration statement filed hereunder;
(iii)    prepare and file with the Securities and Exchange Commission such amendments and supplements to such registration statement and the prospectus used in connection therewith as may be necessary to keep such registration statement effective for a period ending when all of the securities covered by such registration statement have been disposed of in accordance with the intended methods of distribution by the sellers thereof set forth in such registration statement (but not in any event before the expiration of any longer period required under the Securities Act or, if such registration statement relates to an underwritten Public Offering, such longer period as in the opinion of counsel for the underwriters a prospectus is required by law to be delivered in connection with sale of Registrable Securities by an underwriter or dealer) and comply with the provisions of the Securities Act with respect to the disposition of all securities covered by such registration statement during such period in accordance with the intended methods of disposition by the sellers thereof set forth in such registration statement;
(iv)    furnish to each seller of Registrable Securities thereunder such number of copies of such registration statement, each amendment and supplement thereto, the prospectus included in such registration statement (including each preliminary prospectus), each Free-Writing Prospectus and such other documents as such seller may reasonably request in order to facilitate the disposition of the Registrable Securities owned by such seller;
(v)    use its reasonable best efforts to register or qualify such Registrable Securities under such other securities or blue sky laws of such jurisdictions as any seller reasonably requests and do any and all other acts and things which may be reasonably necessary or advisable to enable such seller to consummate the disposition in such jurisdictions of the Registrable Securities owned by such seller (provided that the Company shall not be required to (A) qualify generally to do business in any jurisdiction where it would not otherwise be required to qualify but for this Section 5(a)(v), (B) consent to general service of process in any such jurisdiction or (C) subject itself to taxation in any jurisdiction where it would not otherwise be subject to taxation);
(vi)    notify each seller of such Registrable Securities (A) promptly after it receives notice thereof, of the date and time when such registration statement and each post-effective amendment thereto has become effective or a prospectus or supplement to any prospectus relating to a registration statement has been filed and when any registration or qualification has become effective under a state securities or blue sky law or any exemption thereunder has been obtained, (B) promptly after receipt thereof, of any request by the Securities and Exchange Commission for the amendment or supplementing of such registration statement or prospectus or for additional information, and (C) at any time when a prospectus relating thereto 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 contains an untrue statement of a material fact or omits any fact
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necessary to make the statements therein not misleading, and, subject to Section 2(f), at the request of any such seller, the Company shall use its reasonable best efforts to prepare a supplement or amendment to such prospectus so that, as thereafter delivered to the purchasers of such Registrable Securities, such prospectus shall not contain an untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state any fact necessary to make the statements therein not misleading;
(vii)    use reasonable best efforts to cause all such Registrable Securities to be listed on each securities exchange on which similar securities issued by the Company are then listed and, if not so listed, to be listed on a securities exchange and, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, to arrange for at least two market makers to register as such with respect to such Registrable Securities with FINRA;
(viii)    use reasonable best efforts to provide a transfer agent and registrar for all such Registrable Securities not later than the effective date of such registration statement;
(ix)    enter into and perform such customary agreements (including underwriting agreements in customary form) and take all such other actions as the Holders holding a majority of the Registrable Securities being sold or the underwriters, if any, reasonably request in order to expedite or facilitate the disposition of such Registrable Securities (including, without limitation, effecting a stock split, combination of shares, recapitalization or reorganization);
(x)    make available for inspection by any seller of Registrable Securities, any underwriter participating in any disposition pursuant to such registration statement and any attorney, accountant or other agent retained by any such seller or underwriter, all financial and other records, pertinent corporate and business documents and properties of the Company as shall be necessary to enable them to exercise their due diligence responsibility, and cause the Company’s officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives and independent accountants to supply all information reasonably requested by any such seller, underwriter, attorney, accountant or agent in connection with such registration statement;
(xi)    take all reasonable actions to ensure that any Free-Writing Prospectus utilized in connection with any Demand Registration or Piggyback Registration hereunder complies in all material respects with the Securities Act, is filed in accordance with the Securities Act to the extent required thereby, is retained in accordance with the Securities Act to the extent required thereby and, when taken together with the related prospectus, shall not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading;
(xii)    otherwise use its reasonable best efforts to comply with all applicable rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission and make available to its security holders, as soon as reasonably practicable, an earnings statement
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covering the period of at least 12 months beginning with the first day of the Company’s first full calendar quarter after the effective date of the registration statement, which earnings statement shall satisfy the provisions of Section 11(a) of the Securities Act and Rule 158;
(xiii)    permit any Holder which holder, in its sole and exclusive judgment, might be deemed to be an underwriter or a controlling person of the Company to participate in the preparation of such registration or comparable statement and to allow such holder to provide language for insertion therein, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Company, which in the reasonable judgment of such holder and its counsel should be included;
(xiv)    in the event of the issuance of any stop order suspending the effectiveness of a registration statement or the issuance of any order suspending or preventing the use of any related prospectus or suspending the qualification of any shares of Common Stock included in such registration statement for sale in any jurisdiction, use reasonable best efforts promptly to obtain the withdrawal of such order;
(xv)    use its reasonable best efforts to cause such Registrable Securities covered by such registration statement to be registered with or approved by such other governmental agencies or authorities as may be necessary to enable the sellers thereof to consummate the disposition of such Registrable Securities;
(xvi)    cooperate with the Holders covered by the registration statement and the managing underwriter or agent, if any, to facilitate the timely preparation and delivery of certificates (not bearing any restrictive legends) representing securities to be sold under the registration statement and enable such securities to be in such denominations and registered in such names as the managing underwriter, or agent, if any, or such holders may request;
(xvii)    cooperate with each Holder covered by the registration statement and each underwriter or agent participating in the disposition of such Registrable Securities and their respective counsel in connection with any filings required to be made with FINRA;
(xviii)    use its reasonable best efforts to make available the executive officers of the Company to participate with the Holders and any underwriters in any “road shows” or other selling efforts that may be reasonably requested by the holders in connection with the methods of distribution for the Registrable Securities;
(xix)    in the case of any underwritten offering, use its reasonable best efforts to obtain one or more comfort letters from the Company’s independent public accountants in customary form and covering such matters of the type customarily covered by comfort letters;
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(xx)    in the case of an underwritten offering, use its reasonable best efforts to provide a legal opinion of the Company’s outside counsel, dated the effective date of such registration statement (and, if such registration includes an underwritten Public Offering, dated the date of the closing under the underwriting agreement), the registration statement, each amendment and supplement thereto, the prospectus included therein (including the preliminary prospectus) and such other documents relating thereto in customary form and covering such matters of the type customarily covered by legal opinions of such nature, which opinion shall be addressed to the underwriters;
(xxi)    if the Company files an Automatic Shelf Registration Statement covering any Registrable Securities, use its reasonable best efforts to remain a WKSI (and not become an ineligible issuer (as defined in Rule 405 under the Securities Act)) during the period during which such Automatic Shelf Registration Statement is required to remain effective and, if WKSI status is lost, to file an amendment to the Automatic Shelf Registration Statement to convert it into a Shelf Registration Statement as promptly as practicable;
(xxii)    if the Company does not pay the filing fee covering the Registrable Securities at the time an Automatic Shelf Registration Statement is filed, pay such fee at such time or times as the Registrable Securities are to be sold; and
(xxiii)    if the Automatic Shelf Registration Statement has been outstanding for at least three years, at the end of the third year, refile a new Automatic Shelf Registration Statement covering the Registrable Securities, and, if at any time when the Company is required to re-evaluate its WKSI status the Company determines that it is not a WKSI, use its reasonable best efforts to refile the Shelf Registration Statement on Form S-3 and, if such form is not available, Form S-1 and keep such registration statement effective during the period during which such registration statement is required to be kept effective.
(b)    If the Company files any Automatic Shelf Registration Statement for the benefit of the holders of any of its securities other than the Holders, and the Holders do not request that their Registrable Securities be included in such Shelf Registration Statement, the Company agrees that, once it is eligible to rely on Rule 430B, at the request of the Holders holding a majority of the Registrable Securities, it shall include in such Automatic Shelf Registration Statement such disclosures as may be required by Rule 430B in order to ensure that the Holders may be added to such Shelf Registration Statement at a later time through the filing of a prospectus supplement rather than a post-effective amendment.
(c)    The Company may require each seller of Registrable Securities as to which any registration is being effected to furnish the Company such information required by law to be included in such registration regarding such seller and the distribution of such securities as the Company may from time to time reasonably request in writing.
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(d)    If an Investor or a Sponsor or any of its respective Affiliates seek to effectuate an in-kind distribution of all or part of their respective Registrable Securities to its respective direct or indirect equityholders, the Company shall, subject to any applicable lock-ups, use reasonable best efforts to facilitate such in-kind distribution in the manner reasonably requested.
Section 6.    Registration Expenses.
(a)    The Company’s Obligation. All expenses incident to the Company’s performance of or compliance with this Agreement (including, without limitation, all registration, qualification and filing fees, including FINRA filing fees, fees and expenses of compliance with securities or blue sky laws, printing expenses, transfer agent fees and expenses, travel expenses, messenger and delivery expenses, fees and disbursements of custodians, and fees and disbursements of counsel for the Company and all independent certified public accountants, underwriters, including, if necessary, a “qualified independent underwriter” (as such term is defined by FINRA) (excluding underwriting discounts and commissions), and other Persons retained by the Company) (all such expenses being herein called “Registration Expenses”), shall be borne by the Company, and the Company shall, in any event, pay its internal expenses (including, without limitation, all salaries and expenses of its officers and employees performing legal or accounting duties), the expense of any annual audit or quarterly review, the expense of any liability insurance and the expenses and fees for listing the securities to be registered on each securities exchange on which similar securities issued by the Company are then listed. Each Person that sells securities pursuant to a Demand Registration, Shelf Offering or Piggyback Registration hereunder shall bear and pay all underwriting discounts and commissions applicable to the securities sold for such Person’s account (provided that such underwriting discounts and commissions applicable to Registrable Securities will be the same per share as those applicable to Investor Registrable Securities and/or Sponsor Registrable Securities included in such Demand Registration, Shelf Offering or Piggyback Registration).
(b)    Counsel Fees and Disbursements. In connection with each Demand Registration, each Piggyback Registration and each Shelf Offering that is an underwritten offering, the Company shall reimburse the Holders participating in such registration for the reasonable fees and disbursements of one counsel chosen by the Holders holding a majority of the Registrable Securities included in such registration or participating in such Shelf Offering.
(c)    Security Holders. To the extent any expenses are not required to be paid by the Company, each holder of securities included in any registration hereunder shall pay those expenses allocable to the registration of such holder’s securities so included in proportion to the aggregate selling price of the securities to be so registered.
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Section 7.    Indemnification and Contribution.
(a)    By the Company. The Company shall indemnify and hold harmless, to the extent permitted by law, each Holder, such Holder’s officers, directors employees, agents and representatives, and each Person who controls such holder (within the meaning of the Securities Act) (the “Indemnified Parties”) against all losses, claims, actions, damages, liabilities and expenses (including with respect to actions or proceedings, whether commenced or threatened, and including reasonable attorney fees and expenses) caused by, resulting from, arising out of, based upon or related to any of the following statements, omissions or violations by the Company: (i) any untrue or alleged untrue statement of material fact contained in (A) any registration statement, prospectus, preliminary prospectus or Free-Writing Prospectus, or any amendment thereof or supplement thereto or (B) any application or other document or communication (in this Section 7, collectively called an “application”) executed by or on behalf of the Company or based upon written information furnished by or on behalf of the Company filed in any jurisdiction in order to qualify any securities covered by such registration under the securities laws thereof, (ii) any omission or alleged omission of a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein not misleading or (iii) any violation or alleged violation by the Company of the Securities Act or any other similar federal or state securities laws or any rule or regulation promulgated thereunder applicable to the Company and relating to action or inaction required of the Company in connection with any such registration, qualification or compliance. In addition, the Company will reimburse such Indemnified Party for any legal or any other expenses reasonably incurred by them in connection with investigating or defending any such losses. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Company shall not be liable in any such case to the extent that any such losses result from, arise out of, are based upon, or relate to an untrue statement or alleged untrue statement, or omission or alleged omission, made in such registration statement, any such prospectus, preliminary prospectus or Free-Writing Prospectus or any amendment or supplement thereto, or in any application, in reliance upon, and in conformity with, written information prepared and furnished in writing to the Company by such Indemnified Party expressly for use therein or by such Indemnified Party’s failure to deliver a copy of the registration statement or prospectus or any amendments or supplements thereto after the Company has furnished such Indemnified Party with a sufficient number of copies of the same. In connection with an underwritten offering, the Company shall indemnify such underwriters, their officers and directors, and each Person who controls such underwriters (within the meaning of the Securities Act) to the same extent as provided above with respect to the indemnification of the Indemnified Parties.
(b)    By Each Security Holder. In connection with any registration statement in which a Holder is participating, each such Holder shall furnish to the Company in writing such information and affidavits as the Company reasonably requests for use in connection with any such registration statement or prospectus and, to the extent permitted by law, shall indemnify the Company, its officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives, and each Person who controls the Company (within the meaning of the
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Securities Act) against any losses, claims, damages, liabilities and expenses resulting from any untrue or alleged untrue statement of material fact contained in the registration statement, prospectus or preliminary prospectus or any amendment thereof or supplement thereto or any omission or alleged omission of a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein not misleading, but only to the extent that such untrue statement or omission is contained in any information or affidavit so furnished in writing by such Holder expressly for use in such registration statement; provided that the obligation to indemnify shall be individual, not joint and several, for each Holder and shall be limited to the net amount of proceeds received by such Holder from the sale of Registrable Securities pursuant to such registration statement.
(c)    Claim Procedure. Any Person entitled to indemnification hereunder 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 impair any Person’s right to indemnification hereunder only to the extent such failure has 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, conditioned or delayed). 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. In such instance, the conflicted indemnified parties shall have a right to retain one separate counsel, chosen by the Holders holding a majority of the Registrable Securities included in the registration if such Holders are indemnified parties, at the expense of the indemnifying party.
(d)    Contribution. If the indemnification provided for in this Section 7 is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be unavailable to, or is insufficient to hold harmless, an indemnified party or is otherwise unenforceable with respect to any loss, claim, damage, liability or action referred to herein, then the indemnifying party shall contribute to the amounts paid or payable by such indemnified party as a result of such loss, claim, damage, liability or action in such proportion as is appropriate to reflect the relative fault of the indemnifying party on the one hand and of the indemnified party on the other hand in connection with the statements or omissions which resulted in such loss, claim, damage, liability or action as well as any other relevant equitable considerations; provided that the maximum amount of liability in respect of such contribution shall be limited, in the case of each seller of Registrable Securities, to an amount equal to the net proceeds actually received by such seller from the sale of Registrable Securities effected pursuant to such registration. The relative fault of the indemnifying party and of the indemnified party shall be determined by reference to, among other things, whether the
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untrue or alleged untrue statement of a material fact or the omission to state a material fact relates to information supplied by the indemnifying party or by the indemnified party and the parties’ relative intent, knowledge, access to information and opportunity to correct or prevent such statement or omission. The parties hereto agree that it would not be just or equitable if the contribution pursuant to this Section 7(d) were to be determined by pro rata allocation or by any other method of allocation that does not take into account such equitable considerations. The amount paid or payable by an indemnified party as a result of the losses, claims, damages, liabilities or expenses referred to herein shall be deemed to include any legal or other expenses reasonably incurred by such indemnified party in connection with investigating or defending against any action or claim which is the subject hereof. No person guilty of fraudulent misrepresentation (within the meaning of Section 11(f) of the Securities Act) shall be entitled to contribution from any Person who is not guilty of such fraudulent misrepresentation.
(e)    Release. No indemnifying party shall, except with the consent of the indemnified party, consent to the entry of any judgment or enter into any settlement that does not include as an unconditional term thereof giving by the claimant or plaintiff to such indemnified party of a release from all liability in respect to such claim or litigation.
(f)    Non-exclusive Remedy; Survival. The indemnification and contribution provided for under this Agreement shall be in addition to any other rights to indemnification or contribution that any indemnified party may have pursuant to law or contract and shall remain in full force and effect regardless of any investigation made by or on behalf of the indemnified party or any officer, director or controlling Person of such indemnified party and shall survive the transfer of Registrable Securities and the termination or expiration of this Agreement.
Section 8.    Underwritten Offerings. No Person may participate in any registration hereunder which is underwritten unless such Person: (a) agrees to sell the same class and type of securities on the basis provided in any underwriting arrangements approved by the Person or Persons entitled hereunder to approve such arrangements (including, without limitation, pursuant to any over-allotment or “green shoe” option requested by the underwriters; provided that no Holder shall be required to sell more than the number of Registrable Securities such Holder has requested to include); (b) completes and executes all questionnaires, indemnities, underwriting agreements and other documents reasonably required of all holders of securities being included in such registration under the terms of such underwriting arrangements; and (c) completes and executes all powers of attorney and custody agreements as reasonably requested by the managing underwriters; provided that no Holder included in any underwritten registration shall be required to make any representations or warranties to the Company or the underwriters (other than representations and warranties regarding such holder and such holder’s intended method of distribution) or to undertake any indemnification obligations to the Company or the underwriters with respect thereto that are materially more burdensome than those provided in Section 7 or those provided by the other Holders participating in such underwritten registration. For the avoidance of doubt, each Holder shall execute such customary powers of attorney or custody agreements as are requested by the managing underwriters, appointing as power of attorney or
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custodian such persons as reasonably requested by the Holders holding the majority of the Registrable Securities. Each Holder shall execute and deliver such other agreements as may be reasonably requested by the Company and the lead managing underwriter(s) that are consistent with such Holder’s obligations under Section 4, Section 5 and this Section 8 or that are necessary to give further effect thereto. To the extent that any such agreement is entered into pursuant to, and consistent with, Section 4 and this Section 8, the respective rights and obligations created under such agreement shall supersede the respective rights and obligations of the Holders, the Company and the underwriters created pursuant to this Section 8. In the case of any registration hereunder that is underwritten which is requested by the Holders of Investor Registrable Securities or Sponsor Registrable Securities, as applicable, the price, underwriting discount and other financial terms of the related underwriting agreement for such securities shall be determined by the Holders holding a majority of the Investor Registrable Securities or Sponsor Registrable Securities, as applicable, requesting such underwritten offering, provided, that such price, underwriting discount and other financial terms shall be applicable pari passu among all Registrable Securities included in such registration on a pro rata basis.
Section 9.    Additional Parties; Joinder. Other than assignments pursuant to Section 13(e) to Permitted Transferees of Holders (which shall not require prior written consent), subject to the prior written consent of the Holders holding a majority of the Registrable Securities, the Company may permit any Person who acquires shares of Common Stock or rights to acquire shares of Common Stock from the Company after the date hereof to become a party to this Agreement and to succeed to all of the rights and obligations of a “Holder” under this Agreement by obtaining an executed joinder to this Agreement from such Person in the form of Exhibit A attached hereto (a “Joinder”). Upon the execution and delivery of a Joinder by such Person, the shares of Common Stock acquired by such Person (the “Acquired Common”) shall be Registrable Securities hereunder, such Person shall be a “Holder” under this Agreement with respect to the Acquired Common, and the Company shall add such Person’s name and address to the appropriate schedule hereto and circulate such information to the parties to this Agreement.
Section 10.    Current Public Information. The Company shall file all reports required to be filed by it under the Securities Act and the Exchange Act and shall take such further action as any holder or Holders may reasonably request, all to the extent required to enable such Holders to sell Registrable Securities pursuant to Rule 144. Upon request, the Company shall deliver to any Holder a written statement as to whether it has complied with such requirements.
Section 11.     Subsidiary Public Offering. If, after an initial Public Offering of the Capital Stock of one of its Subsidiaries, the Company distributes securities of such Subsidiary to its equity holders, then the rights and obligations of the Company pursuant to this Agreement
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shall apply, mutatis mutandis, to such Subsidiary, and the Company shall cause such Subsidiary to comply with such Subsidiary’s obligations under this Agreement.
Section 12.    Reserved.
Section 13.    General Provisions.
(a)    Amendments and Waivers. Except as otherwise provided herein, the provisions of this Agreement may be amended, modified or waived only with the prior written consent of the Company and the Holders holding a majority of the Investor Registrable Securities (so long as any Investor Registrable Securities remain) and the Holders holding a majority of the Sponsor Registrable Securities (so long as any Sponsor Registrable Securities remain); provided that no such amendment, modification or waiver that would materially and adversely affect a Holder or group of Holders in a manner different than any other Holder or group of Holders (other than amendments and modifications required to implement the Joinder provisions of Section 9), shall be effective against such Holder or group of Holders without the consent of the Holders holding a majority of the Registrable Securities that are held by the group of Holders that is materially and adversely affected thereby; and for the avoidance of doubt, any amendment or waiver reducing, impairing or limiting the rights of an Other Holder under Section 2 or Section 3 will require the written consent of such Other Holder. The failure or delay of any Person to enforce any of the provisions of this Agreement shall in no way be construed as a waiver of such provisions and shall not affect the right of such Person thereafter to enforce each and every provision of this Agreement in accordance with its terms. A waiver or consent to or of any breach or default by any Person in the performance by that Person of his, her or its obligations under this Agreement shall not be deemed to be a consent or waiver to or of any other breach or default in the performance by that Person of the same or any other obligations of that Person under this Agreement.
(b)    Remedies. The parties to this Agreement and their successors and assigns shall be entitled to enforce their rights under this Agreement specifically (without posting a bond or other security) to recover damages caused by reason of any breach of any provision of this Agreement and to exercise all other rights existing in their favor. The parties hereto and their successors and assigns agree and acknowledge that a breach of this Agreement would cause irreparable harm and money damages would not be an adequate remedy for any such breach and that, in addition to any other rights and remedies existing hereunder, any party shall be entitled to specific performance and/or other injunctive relief from any court of law or equity of competent jurisdiction (without posting any bond or other security) in order to enforce or prevent violation of the provisions of this Agreement.
(c)    Severability. Whenever possible, each provision of this Agreement shall be interpreted in such manner as to be effective and valid under applicable law, but if any provision of this Agreement is held to be prohibited, invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any respect under any applicable law or regulation in any jurisdiction, such prohibition,
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invalidity, illegality or unenforceability shall not affect the validity, legality or enforceability of any other provision of this Agreement in such jurisdiction or in any other jurisdiction, but this Agreement shall be reformed, construed and enforced in such jurisdiction as if such prohibited, invalid, illegal or unenforceable provision had never been contained herein.
(d)    Entire Agreement. Except as otherwise provided herein, this Agreement contains the complete agreement and understanding among the parties hereto with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes and preempts any prior understandings, agreements or representations by or among the parties hereto, written or oral, which may have related to the subject matter hereof in any way.
(e)    Successors and Assigns. The rights to cause the Company to register Registrable Securities under this Agreement may be transferred or assigned by each Holder to one or more transferees or assignees of Registrable Securities; provided, that any such transferee or assignee is a Permitted Transferee of, and after such transfer or assignment continues to be a Permitted Transferee of, such Holder and that each such transferee or assignee assumes in writing responsibility for its portion of the obligations of such transferring Holder under this Agreement. Except as otherwise provided herein, this Agreement shall bind and inure to the benefit and be enforceable by the Company and its successors and assigns and the Holders and their respective successors and permitted assigns (whether so expressed or not). In addition, whether or not any express assignment has been made, except as otherwise determined by the transferor in its sole discretion, the provisions of this Agreement which are for the benefit of Holders are also for the benefit of, and enforceable by, any subsequent Holder.
(f)    Notices. Any notice, demand or other communication to be given under or by reason of the provisions of this Agreement shall be in writing and shall be deemed to have been given (i) when delivered personally to the recipient, (ii) when sent by electronic mail if sent during normal business hours of the recipient but, if not, then on the next Business Day, (iii) one Business Day after it is sent to the recipient by reputable overnight courier service (charges prepaid) or (iv) three Business Days after it is mailed to the recipient by first class mail, return receipt requested. Such notices, demands and other communications shall be sent to the Company at the address specified below, to any Investor or to any Sponsor at its address specified on Schedule A and to any Other Holder at its address specified in its joinder to this Agreement or at such address or to the attention of such other Person as the recipient party has specified by prior written notice to the sending party. Any party may change such party’s address for receipt of notice by giving prior written notice of the change to the sending party as provided herein.
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The Company’s address is:
101 Mission Street
Suite 740
San Francisco, California 94105
Attention: Eric Watson, General Counsel
Email: [ ]
with a copy to:
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
1600 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, California 94025
Attention: Stephen Salmon
Email: [ ]
or to such other address or to the attention of such other person as the recipient party has specified by prior written notice to the sending party.
(g)    Business Days. If any time period for giving notice or taking action hereunder expires on a day that is not a Business Day, the time period shall automatically be extended to the Business Day immediately following such Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday.
(h)    Governing Law. The corporate law of the State of Delaware shall govern all issues and questions concerning the relative rights of the Company and its stockholders. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforcement of this Agreement and the exhibits and schedules hereto shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Delaware, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions (whether of the State of Delaware or any other jurisdiction) that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Delaware. In furtherance of the foregoing, the internal law of the State of Delaware shall control the interpretation and construction of this Agreement (and all schedules and exhibits hereto), even though under that jurisdiction’s choice of law or conflict of law analysis, the substantive law of some other jurisdiction would ordinarily apply.
(i)    MUTUAL WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL. AS A SPECIFICALLY BARGAINED FOR INDUCEMENT FOR EACH OF THE PARTIES HERETO TO ENTER INTO THIS AGREEMENT (AFTER HAVING THE OPPORTUNITY TO CONSULT WITH COUNSEL), EACH PARTY HERETO EXPRESSLY WAIVES THE RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY LAWSUIT OR PROCEEDING RELATING TO OR ARISING IN ANY WAY FROM THIS AGREEMENT OR THE MATTERS CONTEMPLATED HEREBY.
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(j)    CONSENT TO JURISDICTION AND SERVICE OF PROCESS. EACH OF THE PARTIES HERETO, AND EACH OF THEIR SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS, IRREVOCABLY SUBMITS TO THE NONEXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION OF THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF DELAWARE OR ANY DELAWARE STATE COURT, FOR THE PURPOSES OF ANY SUIT, ACTION OR OTHER PROCEEDING ARISING OUT OF THIS AGREEMENT, ANY RELATED AGREEMENT OR ANY TRANSACTION CONTEMPLATED HEREBY OR THEREBY. EACH OF THE PARTIES HERETO, AND EACH OF THEIR SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS, FURTHER AGREES THAT SERVICE OF ANY PROCESS, SUMMONS, NOTICE OR DOCUMENT BY U.S. REGISTERED MAIL TO SUCH PARTY’S RESPECTIVE ADDRESS SET FORTH ABOVE SHALL BE EFFECTIVE SERVICE OF PROCESS FOR ANY ACTION, SUIT OR PROCEEDING WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTERS TO WHICH IT HAS SUBMITTED TO JURISDICTION IN THIS PARAGRAPH. EACH OF THE PARTIES HERETO, AND EACH OF THEIR SUCCESSOR AND ASSIGNS, IRREVOCABLY AND UNCONDITIONALLY WAIVES ANY OBJECTION TO THE LAYING OF VENUE OF ANY ACTION, SUIT OR PROCEEDING ARISING OUT OF THIS AGREEMENT, ANY RELATED DOCUMENT OR THE TRANSACTIONS CONTEMPLATED HEREBY AND THEREBY IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF DELAWARE, AND HEREBY AND THEREBY FURTHER IRREVOCABLY AND UNCONDITIONALLY WAIVES AND AGREES NOT TO PLEAD OR CLAIM IN ANY SUCH COURT THAT ANY SUCH ACTION, SUIT OR PROCEEDING BROUGHT IN ANY SUCH COURT HAS BEEN BROUGHT IN AN INCONVENIENT FORUM.
(k)    No Recourse. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement, the Company and each Holder agrees and acknowledges that no recourse under this Agreement or any documents or instruments delivered in connection with this Agreement, shall be had against any current or future director, officer, employee, general or limited partner or member of any Holder or of any Affiliate or assignee thereof, whether by the enforcement of any assessment or by any legal or equitable proceeding, or by virtue of any statute, regulation or other applicable law, it being expressly agreed and acknowledged that no personal liability whatsoever shall attach to, be imposed on or otherwise be incurred by any current or future officer, agent or employee of any Holder or any current or future member of any Holder or any current or future director, officer, employee, partner or member of any Holder or of any Affiliate or assignee thereof, as such for any obligation of any Holder under this Agreement or any documents or instruments delivered in connection with this Agreement for any claim based on, in respect of or by reason of such obligations or their creation.
(l)    Descriptive Headings; Interpretation. The descriptive headings of this Agreement are inserted for convenience only and do not constitute a part of this Agreement. The use of the word “including” in this Agreement shall be by way of example rather than by limitation.
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(m)    No Strict Construction. The language used in this Agreement shall be deemed to be the language chosen by the parties hereto to express their mutual intent, and no rule of strict construction shall be applied against any party.
(n)    Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in multiple counterparts, any one of which need not contain the signature of more than one party, but all such counterparts taken together shall constitute one and the same agreement.
(o)    Electronic Delivery. This Agreement, the agreements referred to herein, and each other agreement or instrument entered into in connection herewith or therewith or contemplated hereby or thereby, and any amendments hereto or thereto, to the extent executed and delivered by means of a photographic, photostatic, facsimile or similar reproduction of such signed writing using a facsimile machine or electronic mail shall be treated in all manner and respects as an original agreement or instrument and shall be considered to have the same binding legal effect as if it were the original signed version thereof delivered in person. No party hereto or to any such agreement or instrument shall raise the use of a facsimile machine or electronic mail to deliver a signature or the fact that any signature or agreement or instrument was transmitted or communicated through the use of a facsimile machine or electronic mail as a defense to the formation or enforceability of a contract and each such party forever waives any such defense.
(p)    Further Assurances. In connection with this Agreement and the transactions contemplated hereby, upon the written request by the Company, each Holder shall execute and deliver any additional documents and instruments and perform any additional acts that may be necessary or appropriate to effectuate and perform the provisions of this Agreement and the transactions contemplated hereby.
(q)    No Inconsistent Agreements. The Company shall not hereafter enter into any agreement with respect to its securities which is inconsistent with or violates the rights granted to the Holders in this Agreement.
(r)    Dilution. If, from time to time, there is any change in the capital structure of the Company by way of a stock split, stock dividend, combination or reclassification, or through a merger, consolidation, reorganization or recapitalization, or by any other means, appropriate adjustment shall be made in the provisions hereof so that the rights and privileges granted hereby shall continue.
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed this Agreement as of the date first written above.
THE COMPANY:
DOMA HOLDINGS, INC.
By: /s/ Max Simkoff
Name: Max Simkoff
Title: Chief Executive Officer
[Signature Page to Registration Rights Agreement]


INVESTORS:
By: /s/ Max Simkoff
Name: Max Simkoff
[Signature Page to Registration Rights Agreement]


INVESTORS
THE SASLAW-SIMKOFF REVOCABLE TRUST
By:  /s/ Max Simkoff
Name: Max Simkoff
Title: Trustee
JENNIFER SASLAW 2020 GRAT
By: /s/ Max Simkoff
Name: Max Simkoff
Title: Trustee
MAX SIMKOFF 2020 GRAT
By: /s/ Max Simkoff
Name: Max Simkoff
Title: Trustee
[Signature Page to Registration Rights Agreement]


INVESTORS:
By: /s/ Noaman Ahmad
Name: Noaman Ahmad
[Signature Page to Registration Rights Agreement]


INVESTORS:
By: /s/ Christopher Morrison
Name: Christopher Morrison
[Signature Page to Registration Rights Agreement]


INVESTORS:
By: /s/ Hasan Rizvi
Name: Hasan Rizvi
[Signature Page to Registration Rights Agreement]


INVESTORS:
By: /s/ Eric Watson
Name:
Eric Watson
[Signature Page to Registration Rights Agreement]


INVESTORS:
By:
/s/ Charles Moldow
Name: Charles Moldow
[Signature Page to Registration Rights Agreement]


INVESTORS:
By: /s/ Karen Richardson
Name: Karen Richardson
[Signature Page to Registration Rights Agreement]


INVESTORS:
By: /s/ Matthew Zames
Name: Matthew Zames
JILL E ZAMES FAMILY, LLC
By:  /s/ Matthew Zames
Name: Matthew Zames
Title: Manager
MATTHEW E ZAMES FAMILY, LLC
By:  /s/ Jill Zames
Name: Jill Zames
Title: Manager
[Signature Page to Registration Rights Agreement]


INVESTORS:
LENX ST INVESTOR, LLC
By: LEN X, LLC
Its: Sole member
By: /s/ Eric Feder
Name: Eric Feder
Title: President
[Signature Page to Registration Rights Agreement]


INVESTORS:
FIFTH WALL VENTURES, L.P.
FIFTH WALL VENTURES SPV XIX, L.P.
FIFTH WALL VENTURES SPV XX, L.P.
By: Fifth Wall Ventures GP, LLC
Its: General Partner
By: /s/ Brendan Wallace
Name: Brendan Wallace
Title: Managing Director
[Signature Page to Registration Rights Agreement]


INVESTORS:
FOUNDATION CAPITAL VIII, L.P.
By: Foundation Capital Management Co. VIII, LLC
Its: Manager
By:  /s/ Charles Moldow
Name: Charles Moldow
Title: Manager
FOUNDATION CAPITAL VIII PRINCIPALS FUND, LLC
By: Foundation Capital Management Co. VIII, LLC
Its: Manager
By: /s/ Charles Moldow
Name: Charles Moldow
Title: Manager
FOUNDATION CAPITAL LEADERSHIP FUND II, L.P.
By: Foundation Capital Management Co. LF II, LLC
Its: Manager
By: /s/ Charles Moldow
Name: Charles Moldow
Title: Manager
[Signature Page to Registration Rights Agreement]


INVESTORS:
GREENSPRING GLOBAL PARTNERS IX-A, L.P
By: Greenspring General Partner IX, L.P.
Its: General Partner
By: Greenspring GP IX, LLC
Its: General Partner
By: /s/ Eric Thompson
Name: Eric Thompson
Title: Chief Operating Officer
GREENSPRING GLOBAL PARTNERS IX-C, L.P.
By: Greenspring General Partner IX, L.P.
Its: General Partner
By: Greenspring GP IX, LLC
Its: General Partner
By: /s/ Eric Thompson
Name: Eric Thompson
Title: Chief Operating Officer
[Signature Page to Registration Rights Agreement]


INVESTORS:
GREENSPRING OPPORTUNITIES VI, L.P.
By:  Greenspring Opportunities General
Partner VI, L.P.
Its: General Partner
By: Greenspring Opportunities GP VI,
LLC
Its: General Partner
By: Greenspring Associates, LLC
Its: Sole Member
By: /s/ Eric Thompson
Name: Eric Thompson
Title: Chief Operating Officer
GREENSPRING OPPORTUNITIES VI-D, L.P.
By: Greenspring Opportunities General
Partner VI, L.P.
Its: General Partner
By: Greenspring Opportunities GP VI, LLC
Its: General Partner
By: Greenspring Associates, LLC
Its: Sole Member
By: /s/ Eric Thompson
Name: Eric Thompson
Title: Chief Operating Officer
[Signature Page to Registration Rights Agreement]


INVESTORS:
SCOR U.S. CORPORATION
By: /s/ John Jenkins
Name: John Jenkins
Title: Chief Executive Officer
[Signature Page to Registration Rights Agreement]


INVESTORS:
MILLWELL LIMITED
By:  /s/ Neil Douglas McGee
Name: Neil Douglas McGee
Title: Director

[Signature Page to Registration Rights Agreement]


INVESTORS:
CELESTIAL ALLY LIMITED
By: /s/ Kang Tzu Ping
Name: Kang Tzu Ping
Title: Director
[Signature Page to Registration Rights Agreement]


INVESTORS:
AMERICAN BANKERS INSURANCE GROUP, INC.
By: /s/ Paul Meggs
Name: Paul Meggs
Title: Vice President
[Signature Page to Registration Rights Agreement]


INVESTORS:
ECWC HOLDINGS LLC
By:  /s/ Paul F. Kenny
Name: Paul F. Kenny
Title: Vice President
[Signature Page to Registration Rights Agreement]


INVESTORS:
HSCM BERMUDA FUND LTD.
By: /s/ Vikas Singhal
Name: Vikas Singhal
Title: Partner
HSCM BERMUDA INSURTECH FUND LP
By: /s/ Vikas Singhal
Name: Vikas Singhal
Title: Partner
HS SANTANONI LP
By: /s/ Vikas Singhal
Name: Vikas Singhal
Title: Partner
HS STATES LLC
By: /s/ Vikas Singhal
Name: Vikas Singhal
Title: Partner
[Signature Page to Registration Rights Agreement]


INVESTORS:
KEYSTONE VENTURE PARTNERS LLC
By: /s/ Gregory Richards
Name: Gregory Richards
Title: Manager
[Signature Page to Registration Rights Agreement]


INVESTORS:
O’BRIEN FAMILY 2003 TRUST
By: /s/ Eric O’Brien
Name: Eric O’Brien
Title: Trustee
[Signature Page to Registration Rights Agreement]


INVESTORS:
BUILD CAPITAL I, LP
By:
/s/ Kai Gill
Name: Kai Gill
Title: Authorized Person of General Partner
[Signature Page to Registration Rights Agreement]


INVESTORS:
DEL MAR 2005 GIFT TRUST
By: /s/ David Pesikoff
Name: David Pesikoff
Title: Trustee
[Signature Page to Registration Rights Agreement]


INVESTORS:
PENSCO TRUST COMPANY
CUSTODIAN FBO EMIL G MICHAEL, IRA
By: /s/ Matt Charbonneau
Name: Matt Charbonneau
Title: Pacific Premier Trust
A Division of Pacific Premier Bank
It’s: Authorized Signatory
[Signature Page to Registration Rights Agreement]


INVESTORS:
515 VENTURES LLC
By:  /s/ Jacques Frederic Kerrest
Name: Jacques Frederic Kerrest
Title: Solo Managing Member
[Signature Page to Registration Rights Agreement]


INVESTORS:
THE JACQUES & SANDRA KERREST REVOCABLE TRUST
By: /s/ Jacques D. Kerrest
Name: Jacques D. Kerrest
Title: Trustee
[Signature Page to Registration Rights Agreement]


INVESTORS:
TWIN GABLES 2014 LLC
By: /s/ Jacob Seid
Name: Jacob Seid
Title: Authorized Signer
[Signature Page to Registration Rights Agreement]


INVESTORS:
By: /s/ Assaf Wand
Name: Assaf Wand
[Signature Page to Registration Rights Agreement]


INVESTORS:
By: /s/ Veronica Bixuan Wu
Name: Veronica Bixuan Wu
[Signature Page to Registration Rights Agreement]


INVESTORS:
CHENG-COLE FAMILY TRUST DATED NOVEMBER 8, 2002
By: /s/ Thomas Cole
Name: Thomas Cole
Title: Trustee
[Signature Page to Registration Rights Agreement]


INVESTORS:
By: /s/ Benjamin M. Lawsky
Name: Benjamin M. Lawsky
[Signature Page to Registration Rights Agreement]


INVESTORS:
SUTTER LLC
By: /s/ Samuel J Edelson
Name: Samuel J Edelson
Title: Partner
[Signature Page to Registration Rights Agreement]


INVESTORS:
By: /s/ Stephen Papermaster
Name: Stephen Papermaster
[Signature Page to Registration Rights Agreement]


INVESTORS:
By: /s/ Pamela Gibbons
Name: Pamela Gibbons
[Signature Page to Registration Rights Agreement]


INVESTORS:
JOSHUA L. STEINER 2000 LONG-TERM TRUST
By:  /s/ Joshua L. Steiner
Name: Joshua L. Steiner
Title: Trustee
[Signature Page to Registration Rights Agreement]


INVESTORS:
By: /s/ Karan Ahooja
Name: Karan Ahooja
[Signature Page to Registration Rights Agreement]


INVESTORS:
4TH & KING HOLDINGS LLC
By: /s/ Chris Laughlin
Name: Chris Laughlin
Title: Co-Founder, Managing Member
[Signature Page to Registration Rights Agreement]


INVESTORS:
By: /s/ Lawrence Summers
Name: Lawrence Summers
LHSUMMERS ECONOMIC CONSULTING LLC
By: /s/ Lawrence Summers
Name: Lawrence Summers
Title: Consultant
[Signature Page to Registration Rights Agreement]


SPONSORS
CAPITOL ACQUISITION MANAGEMENT V LLC
By: /s/ Mark D. Ein
Name: Mark D. Ein
Title: Managing Member
CAPITOL ACQUISITION FOUNDER V LLC
By: /s/ L. Dryson Dryden
Name: L. Dryson Dryden
Title: Managing Member
/s/ Lawrence Calcano
Name: Lawrence Calcano
/s/ Richard C. Donaldson
Name: Richard C. Donaldson
/s/ Raul Fernandez
Name: Raul J. Fernandez
/s/ Thomas S. Smith, Jr.
Name: Thomas S. Smith, Jr.
[Signature Page to Registration Rights Agreement]


SCHEDULE A
Sponsors
Name Notices
Capitol Acquisition Management V LLC
1300 17th Street North, Suite 820
Arlington, Virginia 22209
Attention: Mark D. Ein
E-mail: [ ]

with a copy to:

Latham & Watkins LLP
555 Eleventh Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20004
Attention: Paul Sheridan and Daniel Breslin
E-mail: [ ]

Capitol Acquisition Founder V LLC
1300 17th Street North, Suite 820
Arlington, Virginia 22209
Attention: Dyson Dryden
E-mail: [ ]

with a copy to:

Latham & Watkins LLP
555 Eleventh Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20004
Attention: Paul Sheridan and Daniel Breslin
E-mail: [ ]

Lawrence Calcano [ ]
Richard Donaldson [ ]
Raul Fernandez [ ]
Thomas Sidney Smith, Jr. [ ]
[Schedule A to Registration Rights Agreement]


Investors
Name Notices
Max Simkoff Max Simkoff
101 Mission Street, Suite 740
San Francisco, CA 94105
Attention: Max Simkoff
E-mail: [ ]
The Saslaw-Simkoff Revocable Trust The Saslaw-Simkoff Revocable Trust
101 Mission Street, Suite 740
San Francisco, CA 94105
Attention: Max Simkoff
E-mail: [ ]
Jennifer Saslaw 2020 GRAT Jennifer Saslaw 2020 GRAT
101 Mission Street, Suite 740
San Francisco, CA 94105
Attention: Max Simkoff
E-mail: [ ]
Max Simkoff 2020 GRAT Max Simkoff 2020 GRAT
101 Mission Street, Suite 740
San Francisco, CA 94105
Attention: Max Simkoff
E-mail: [ ]
Noaman Ahmad Noaman Ahmad
101 Mission Street, Suite 740
San Francisco, CA 94105
Attention: Noaman Ahmad
E-mail: [ ]
Christopher Morrison Christopher Morrison
101 Mission Street, Suite 740
San Francisco, CA 94105
Attention: Christopher Morrison
E-mail: [ ]
Hasan Rizvi Hasan Rizvi
101 Mission Street, Suite 740
San Francisco, CA 94105
Attention: Hasan Rizvi
E-mail: [ ]
[Schedule A to Registration Rights Agreement]


Eric Watson
Eric Watson
101 Mission Street, Suite 740
San Francisco, CA 94105
Attention: Eric Watson
E-mail: [ ]
Charles Moldow Charles Moldow
[ ]
Attention: Dave Armstrong
E-mail: [ ]
Karen Richardson Karen Richardson
101 Mission Street, Suite 740
San Francisco, CA 94105
Attention: Karen Richardson
E-mail: [ ]
Matthew Zames Matthew Zames
101 Mission Street, Suite 740
San Francisco, CA 94105
Attention: Matthew Zames
E-mail: [ ]
Jill E. Zames Family, LLC Jill E. Zames Family LLC
101 Mission Street, Suite 740
San Francisco, CA 94105
Attention: Jill Zames
E-mail: [ ]
Matthew E. Zames Family, LLC Matthew E. Zames Family LLC
101 Mission Street, Suite 740
San Francisco, CA 94105
Attention: Matthew Zames
E-mail: [ ]
LENX ST Investor, LLC LENX ST Investor, LLC
[ ]
E-mail: [ ]
Fifth Wall Ventures, L.P. Fifth Wall Ventures, L.P.
[ ]
E-mail: [ ]
[Schedule A to Registration Rights Agreement]


Fifth Wall Ventures SPV XIX, L.P. Fifth Wall Ventures SPV XIX, L.P.
[ ]
E-mail: [ ]
Fifth Wall Ventures SPV XX, L.P. Fifth Wall Ventures SPV XX, L.P.
[ ]
E-mail: [ ]
Foundation Capital VIII, L.P. Foundation Capital VIII, L.P.
[ ]
E-mail: [ ]
Foundation Capital VIII Principals Fund, LLC Foundation Capital VIII Principals Fund, LLC
[ ]
E-mail: [ ]
Foundation Capital Leadership Fund II, L.P. Foundation Capital Leadership Fund II, L.P.
[ ]
E-mail: [ ]
Greenspring Global Partners IX-A, L.P. Greenspring Global Partners IX-A, L.P.
[ ]
Attention: Eric Thompson
E-mail: [ ]
Greenspring Global Partners IX-C, L.P. Greenspring Global Partners IX-C, L.P.
[ ]
Attention: Eric Thompson
E-mail: [ ]
Greenspring Opportunities VI, L.P. Greenspring Opportunities VI, L.P.
[ ]
Attention: Eric Thompson
E-mail: [ ]
Greenspring Opportunities VI-D, L.P. Greenspring Opportunities VI-D, L.P.
Attention: Eric Thompson
E-mail: [ ]
SCOR U.S. Corporation SCOR U.S. Corporation
[ ]
Attention: General Counsel
E-mail: [ ]
[Schedule A to Registration Rights Agreement]


Millwell Limited
Millwell Limited
[ ]

With a copy to:
[ ]
Attention: Ezra Pau, Peggy Ng and Richard Chan
E-mail: [ ]

Celestial Ally Limited
Celestial Ally Limited
[ ]

With a copy to:
[ ]
Attention: Frances Kang
E-mail: [ ]

American Bankers Insurance Group, Inc.
American Bankers Insurance Group, Inc.
c/o Assurant, Inc.
[ ]
Attention: AJ Fang and Lila Subramanian
Email: [ ]

With a copy (which shall not constitute notice) to:
Barnes & Thornburg LLP
[ ]
Attention: Catherine Turgeon
Email: [ ]

ECWC Holdings LLC
ECWC Holdings LLC
c/o Eminence Capital, LP
[ ]
Attention: General Counsel
 Email: [ ]

HSCM Bermuda Fund Ltd. HSCM Bermuda Fund Ltd.
c/o Hudson Structured Capital Management Ltd.
Attention: Ajay Mehra, Partner & Chief Legal Officer
[ ]
Email: [ ]
[Schedule A to Registration Rights Agreement]


HSCM Bermuda Insurtech Fund LP
HSCM Bermuda InsurTech Fund LP
c/o Hudson Structured Capital Management Ltd.
Attention: Ajay Mehra, Partner & Chief Legal Officer
[ ]
 Email: [ ]

HS Santanoni LP
HS Santanoni LP
c/o Hudson Structured Capital Management Ltd.
Attention: Ajay Mehra, Partner & Chief Legal Officer
[ ]
Email: [ ]

HS States LLC
HS States LLC
c/o Hudson Structured Capital Management Ltd.
Attention: Ajay Mehra, Partner & Chief Legal Officer
[ ]
Email: [ ]

Keystone Venture Partners LLC
Keystone Venture Partners LLC
[ ]
 Email: [ ]

O’Brien Family 2003 Trust
O’Brien Family 2003 Trust
[ ]
Email: [ ]

Build Capital I, LP
Build Capital I, LP
[ ]
Email: [ ]

Del Mar 2005 Gift Trust
Del Mar 2005 Gift Trust
[ ]
Attention: David Pesikoff, Trustee
Email: [ ]

PENSCO Trust Company Custodian FBO Emil G Michael, IRA
PENSCO Trust Company Custodian FBO Emil G Michael, IRA
[ ]
Attention: Matthew Charbonneau
Email: [ ]

[Schedule A to Registration Rights Agreement]


515 Ventures LLC
515 Ventures LLC
[ ]
 Email: [ ]

The Jacques & Sandra Kerrest Revocable Trust
The Jacques & Sandra Kerrest Revocable Trust
[ ]
Email: [ ]

Twin Gables 2014 LLC
Twin Gables 2014 LLC
[ ]
Email: [ ]

Assaf Wand
Assaf Wand
[ ]
Email: [ ]

Veronica Bixuan Wu
Veronica Bixuan Wu
[ ]
 Email: [ ]

Cheng-Cole Family Trust dated November 8, 2002
Cheng-Cole Family Trust dated November 8, 2002
[ ]
Attention: Thomas Cole
Email: [ ]

Benjamin M. Lawsky
Benjamin M. Lawsky
[ ]
Email: [ ]

Sutter LLC
Sutter LLC
[ ]
Attention: Samuel J. Edelson, Founding Partner Email: [ ]

Stephen Papermaster
Stephen Papermaster
c/o First Title & Escrow Inc.
[ ]
Attention: Stephen J. Papermaster
Email: [ ]

[Schedule A to Registration Rights Agreement]


Pamela Gibbons
Pamela Gibbons
c/o First Title & Escrow Inc.
[ ]
Attention: Stephen J. Papermaster
Email: [ ]

Joshua L. Steiner 2000 Long-Term Trust
Joshua L. Steiner 2000 Long-Term Trust
c/o DZ Capital LLC
[ ]
Email: [ ]

Karan Ahooja
Karan Ahooja
c/o Eminence Capital, LP
[ ]
Email: [ ]

4th & King Holdings LLC
4th & King Holdings LLC
[ ]
Attention: Christopher Laughlin and Jared Bloom Email: [ ]

Larry Summers
Larry Summers
[ ]
Attention: Larry Summers
Email: [ ]

LHS Economic Consulting LLC
LHS Economic Consulting LLC
[ ]
Attention: Larry Summers
Email: [ ]

[Schedule A to Registration Rights Agreement]


EXHIBIT A
AMENDED AND RESTATED REGISTRATION RIGHTS AGREEMENT
JOINDER
The undersigned is executing and delivering this Joinder pursuant to the Amended and Restated Registration Rights Agreement dated as of __________________ (as the same may hereafter be amended, the “Registration Rights Agreement”), among Doma Holdings, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), and the other person named as parties therein.
By executing and delivering this Joinder to the Company, the undersigned hereby agrees to become a party to, to be bound by, and to comply with the provisions of the Registration Rights Agreement as a Holder in the same manner as if the undersigned were an original signatory to the Registration Rights Agreement, and the undersigned’s ________________ number of shares of Common Stock shall be included as Registrable Securities under the Registration Rights Agreement.
Accordingly, the undersigned has executed and delivered this Joinder as of the ___ day of ____________, ____.
Signature of Stockholder
Print Name of Stockholder
Address:
Agreed and Accepted as of
_____________________.
By:
Its:
[Exhibit A to Registration Rights Agreement]
Exhibit 10.4
FORM OF INDEMNIFICATION AGREEMENT
This Indemnification Agreement (this “Agreement”) is made and entered into as of the day of July 28, 2021, by and between Doma Holdings, Inc. , a Delaware corporation (the “Company”) and _________ (“Indemnitee”).
W I T N E S S E T H:
WHEREAS, highly competent persons have become more reluctant to serve publicly-held corporations as directors, officers or in other capacities unless they are provided with adequate protection through insurance or adequate indemnification against risks of claims and actions against them arising out of their service to and activities on behalf of the corporation.
WHEREAS, the Board of Directors of the Company (the “Board”) has determined that, in order to attract and retain qualified individuals, the Company will attempt to maintain on an ongoing basis, at its sole expense, liability insurance to protect persons serving the Company and its subsidiaries from certain liabilities. Although the furnishing of such insurance has been a customary and widespread practice among United States-based corporations and other business enterprises, the Company believes that, given current market conditions and trends, such insurance may be available to it in the future only at higher premiums and with more exclusions. At the same time, directors, officers, and other persons in service to corporations or business enterprises are being increasingly subjected to expensive and time-consuming litigation relating to, among other things, matters that traditionally would have been brought only against the Company or business enterprise itself.
WHEREAS, the Certificate of Incorporation of the Company (as amended and/or restated from time to time, the “Certificate of Incorporation”) provides that the Company shall indemnify and advance expenses to all directors and officers of the Company in the manner set forth therein and to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law and provides for limitation of liability for directors. In addition, Indemnitee may be entitled to indemnification pursuant to the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware (“DGCL”). The Certificate of Incorporation and the DGCL expressly provide or will provide that the indemnification provisions set forth therein are not exclusive, and thereby contemplate that contracts may be entered into between the Company and members of the Board, officers and other persons with respect to indemnification.
WHEREAS, the uncertainties relating to such insurance and to indemnification have increased the difficulty of attracting and retaining such persons.
WHEREAS, the Board has determined that the increased difficulty in attracting and retaining such persons is detrimental to the best interests of the Company’s stockholders and that the Company should act to assure such persons that there will be increased certainty of such protection in the future.
WHEREAS, it is reasonable, prudent and necessary for the Company contractually to obligate itself to indemnify, and to advance expenses on behalf of, such persons to the fullest
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extent permitted by applicable law so that they will serve or continue to serve the Company free from undue concern that they will not be so indemnified.
WHEREAS, this Agreement is a supplement to and in furtherance of the Certificate of Incorporation and any resolutions adopted pursuant thereto and shall not be deemed a substitute therefor, nor to diminish or abrogate any rights of Indemnitee thereunder.
WHEREAS, Indemnitee does not regard the protection available under the Certificate of Incorporation and insurance as adequate in the present circumstances, and may not be willing to serve as an officer or director of the Company without adequate protection, and the Company desires Indemnitee to serve in such capacity. Indemnitee is willing to serve, continue to serve and to take on additional service for or on behalf of the Company on the condition that he or she be so indemnified.
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises and the covenants contained herein, the Company and Indemnitee do hereby covenant and agree as follows:
ARTICLE 1
CERTAIN DEFINITIONS
(a)    As used in this Agreement:
Change of Control” means any one of the following circumstances occurring after the date hereof: (i) there shall have occurred an event required to be reported with respect to the Company in response to Item 6(e) of Schedule 14A of Regulation 14A (or in response to any similar item or any similar schedule or form) under the Exchange Act, regardless of whether the Company is then subject to such reporting requirement; (ii) any “person” or “group” (as such terms are used in Sections 13(d) and 14(d) of the Exchange Act) shall have become, without prior approval of the Company’s Board by approval of at least two-thirds of the Continuing Directors, the “beneficial owner” (as defined in Rule 13d-3 under the Exchange Act), directly or indirectly, of securities of the Company representing 15% or more of the combined voting power of the Company’s then outstanding voting securities (provided that, for purposes of this clause (ii), the term “person” shall exclude (x) the Company and any of its subsidiaries, (y) any trustee or other fiduciary holding securities under an employee benefit plan of the Company, and (z) any corporation owned, directly or indirectly, by the stockholders of the Company in substantially the same proportions as their ownership of stock of the Company); (iii) there occurs a merger or consolidation of the Company with any other entity, other than a merger or consolidation which would result in the voting securities of the Company outstanding immediately prior to such merger or consolidation continuing to represent (either by remaining outstanding or by being converted into voting securities of the surviving entity) more than 51% of the combined voting power of the voting securities of the surviving entity outstanding immediately after such merger or consolidation and with the power to elect at least a majority of the board of directors or other governing body of such surviving entity; (iv) all or substantially all the assets of the Company are sold or disposed of in a transaction or series of related transactions; (v) the approval by the stockholders of the Company of a complete liquidation of the Company; or (vi) the Continuing Directors cease for any reason to constitute at least a majority of the members of the Board.
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Continuing Director” means (i) each director on the Board on the date hereof or (ii) any new director whose election or nomination for election by the Company’s stockholders was approved by a vote of at least two-thirds of the directors then still in office who were directors on the date hereof or whose election or nomination was so approved.
Corporate Status” means the status of a person who is or was a director, officer, trustee, general partner, managing member, fiduciary, board of directors’ committee member, employee or agent of the Company or of any other Enterprise.
Disinterested Director” means a director of the Company who is not and was not a party to the Proceeding in respect of which indemnification is sought by Indemnitee.
Enterprise” means the Company and any other corporation, limited liability company, partnership, joint venture, trust, employee benefit plan or other enterprise of which Indemnitee is or was serving at the express written request of the Company as a director, officer, trustee, general partner, managing member, fiduciary, board of directors’ committee member, employee or agent.
ERISA” means the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended.
Exchange Act” means the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
Expenses” means all direct and indirect costs (including attorneys’ fees, retainers, court costs, transcript costs, fees of experts, witness fees, travel expenses, duplicating costs, printing and binding costs, telephone charges, postage, delivery service fees, and all other disbursements or expenses) reasonably incurred in connection with (i) prosecuting, defending, preparing to prosecute or defend, investigating, being or preparing to be a witness in, or otherwise participating in, a Proceeding or (ii) establishing or enforcing a right to indemnification under this Agreement and the Certificate of Incorporation, applicable law or otherwise. Expenses also shall include Expenses incurred in connection with any appeal resulting from any Proceeding, including the premium, security for, and other costs relating to any cost bond, supersedeas bond, or other appeal bond or its equivalent. For the avoidance of doubt, Expenses shall not include any Liabilities.
Independent Counsel” means a law firm, or a member of a law firm, that is experienced in matters of corporate law and neither currently is, nor in the five years previous to its selection or appointment has been, retained to represent (i) the Company or Indemnitee in any matter material to either such party (other than with respect to matters concerning Indemnitee under this Agreement or of other indemnitees under similar indemnification agreements) or (ii) any other party to the Proceeding giving rise to a claim for indemnification hereunder. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the term “Independent Counsel” shall not include any person who, under the applicable standards of professional conduct then prevailing, would have a conflict of interest in representing either the Company or Indemnitee in an action to determine Indemnitee’s rights under this Agreement.
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Liabilities” means any losses or liabilities, including any judgments, fines, ERISA excise taxes and penalties, penalties and amounts paid in settlement, arising out of or in connection with any Proceeding (including all interest, assessments and other charges paid or payable in connection with or in respect of any such judgments, fines, ERISA excise taxes and penalties, penalties or amounts paid in settlement).
Proceeding” means any threatened, pending or completed action, derivative action, suit, claim, counterclaim, cross claim, arbitration, alternate dispute resolution mechanism, investigation, inquiry, administrative hearing or any other actual, threatened or completed proceeding, whether civil (including intentional and unintentional tort claims), criminal, administrative or investigative, including any appeal therefrom, and whether instituted by or on behalf of the Company or any other party, or any inquiry or investigation that Indemnitee in good faith believes might lead to the institution of any such action, suit or other proceeding hereinabove listed in which Indemnitee was, is or will be involved as a party, potential party, non-party witness or otherwise by reason of any Corporate Status of Indemnitee, or by reason of any action taken (or failure to act) by him or her or of any action (or failure to act) on his or her part while serving in any Corporate Status, but excluding one initiated by Indemnitee pursuant to Article 6.
(b)    For the purposes of this Agreement:
References to “Company” shall include, in addition to the resulting or surviving 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, employees or agents, so that if Indemnitee 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, then Indemnitee shall stand in the same position under the provisions of this Agreement with respect to the resulting or surviving corporation as Indemnitee would have with respect to such constituent corporation if its separate existence had continued.
Reference to “other enterprise” shall include employee benefit plans; references to “fines” shall include any excise tax assessed with respect to any employee benefit plan; references to “serving at the request of the Company” shall include any service as a director, officer, employee or agent of the Company which imposes duties on, or involves services by, such director, officer, employee or agent with respect to an employee benefit plan, its participants or beneficiaries; and a person who acted in good faith and in a manner he or she reasonably believed to be in the best interests 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 Company” as referred to in this Agreement.
Reference to “including” shall mean “including, without limitation,” regardless of whether the words “without limitation” actually appear, references to the words “herein,” “hereof” and “hereunder” and other words of similar import shall refer to this Agreement as a
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whole and not to any particular paragraph, subparagraph, section, subsection or other subdivision.
ARTICLE 2
SERVICES BY INDEMNITEE
Section 2.01. Services By Indemnitee. Subject to the terms of any applicable employment agreement, offer letter or other relevant agreement or arrangement between Indemnitee and the Company, Indemnitee hereby agrees to serve or continue to serve, at the will of the Company, as applicable, as a director, officer or key employee of the Company, as applicable, for so long as Indemnitee is duly elected or appointed or until Indemnitee tenders his or her resignation or is removed, provided however, that nothing in this Agreement is intended to create any right to continued employment by the Indemnitee.
ARTICLE 3
INDEMNIFICATION
Section 3.01. General. (a) The Company hereby agrees to and shall indemnify Indemnitee and hold Indemnitee harmless from and against any and all Expenses and Liabilities, in either case, actually and reasonably incurred by Indemnitee or on Indemnitee’s behalf by reason of Indemnitee’s Corporate Status, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law. The Company’s indemnification obligations set forth in this Section 3.01 shall apply (i) in respect of Indemnitee’s past, present and future service in any Corporate Status and (ii) regardless of whether Indemnitee is serving in any Corporate Status at the time any such Expense or Liability is incurred.
For purposes of this Agreement, the meaning of the phrase “to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law” shall include, but not be limited to:
(i)    to the fullest extent permitted by any provision of the DGCL, or the corresponding provision of any successor statute, and
(ii)    to the fullest extent authorized or permitted by any amendments to or replacements of the DGCL adopted after the date of this Agreement that increase the extent to which a corporation may indemnify its officers and directors.
(b)    Witness Expenses. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement, to the extent that Indemnitee is, by reason of his or her Corporate Status, a witness in any Proceeding to which Indemnitee is not a party, he or she shall be indemnified against all Expenses actually and reasonably incurred by Indemnitee or on his or her behalf in connection therewith.
(c)    Expenses as a Party Where Wholly or Partly Successful. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Agreement, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, to the extent that Indemnitee is a party to (or a participant in) and is successful, on the merits or otherwise, in any Proceeding or in defense of any claim, issue or matter therein, in whole or in part, the Company shall indemnify Indemnitee against all Expenses actually and reasonably incurred by
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him or her in connection therewith. If Indemnitee is not wholly successful in such Proceeding, but is successful, on the merits or otherwise, as to one or more but less than all claims, issues or matters in such Proceeding, the Company shall, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, indemnify Indemnitee against all Expenses actually and reasonably incurred by Indemnitee or on his or her behalf in connection with each successfully resolved claim, issue or matter. For purposes of this Section and without limitation, the termination of any claim, issue or matter in such a Proceeding by dismissal, with or without prejudice, shall be deemed to be a successful result as to such claim, issue or matter.
Section 3.02. Exclusions. Notwithstanding any provision of this Agreement and unless Indemnitee ultimately is successful on the merits with respect to any such claim, the Company shall not be obligated under this Agreement to make any indemnity in connection with any claim made against Indemnitee:
(a)    for (i) an accounting of profits made from the purchase and sale (or sale and purchase) by Indemnitee of securities of the Company within the meaning of Section 16(b) of the Exchange Act or similar provisions of state statutory law or common law or (ii) any reimbursement of the Company by Indemnitee of any bonus or other incentive-based or equity-based compensation or of any profits realized by Indemnitee from the sale of securities of the Company, as required in each case under the Exchange Act (including any such reimbursements that arise from an accounting restatement of the Company pursuant to Section 304 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (the “Sarbanes-Oxley Act”), or the payment to the Company of profits arising from the purchase and sale by Indemnitee of securities in violation of Section 306 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act); or
(b)    except as otherwise provided in Section 6.01(e), prior to a Change of Control, in connection with any Proceeding (or any part of any Proceeding) initiated by Indemnitee (other than any cross claim or counterclaim asserted by the Indemnitee), including any Proceeding (or any part of any Proceeding) initiated by Indemnitee against the Company or its directors, officers, employees or other indemnitees, unless (i) the Board authorized the Proceeding (or any part of any Proceeding) prior to its initiation or (ii) the Company provides the indemnification, in its sole discretion, pursuant to the powers vested in the Company under applicable law.
ARTICLE 4
ADVANCEMENT OF EXPENSES; DEFENSE OF CLAIMS
Section 4.01. Advances. Notwithstanding any provision of this Agreement to the contrary, the Company shall advance any Expenses actually and reasonably incurred by Indemnitee in connection with any Proceeding within thirty (30) days after the receipt by the Company of each statement requesting such advance from time to time, whether prior to or after final disposition of any Proceeding. Advances shall be made without regard to Indemnitee’s ability to repay such amounts and without regard to Indemnitee’s ultimate entitlement to indemnification under the other provisions of this Agreement. Advances shall include any and all reasonable Expenses incurred pursuing an action to enforce this right of advancement, including Expenses incurred preparing and forwarding statements to the Company to support the advances claimed. Such statement or statements shall reasonably evidence the Expenses incurred by
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Indemnitee and shall include or be preceded or accompanied by a written undertaking by or on behalf of Indemnitee to repay any Expenses advanced if it shall ultimately be determined that Indemnitee is not entitled to be indemnified by the Company for such expenses. Advances and undertakings shall be unsecured and interest free.
Section 4.02. Repayment of Advances or Other Expenses. Indemnitee agrees that Indemnitee shall reimburse the Company for all Expenses advanced by the Company pursuant to Section 4.01, in the event and only to the extent that it shall be determined by final judgment or other final adjudication under the provisions of any applicable law (as to which all rights of appeal therefrom have been exhausted or lapsed) that Indemnitee is not entitled to be indemnified by the Company for such Expenses.
Section 4.03. Defense of Claims. The Company shall be entitled to assume the defense of any Proceeding with counsel consented to by Indemnitee (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld) upon the delivery by the Company to Indemnitee of written notice of the Company’s election to do so. After delivery of such notice, consent to such counsel by Indemnitee and the retention of such counsel by the Company, the Company will not be liable to Indemnitee under this Agreement for any fees or expenses of counsel subsequently incurred by Indemnitee with respect to such Proceeding; provided that (i) Indemnitee shall have the right to employ separate counsel in respect of any Proceeding at Indemnitee’s expense and (ii) if (A) the employment of counsel by Indemnitee has been previously authorized in writing by the Company or (B) Indemnitee shall have reasonably concluded upon the advice of counsel that there is a conflict of interest between the Company and Indemnitee in the conduct of the defense of such Proceeding, then in each such case the fees and expenses of Indemnitee’s counsel shall be at the Company’s expense. The Company shall not settle any action, claim or Proceeding (in whole or in part) which would impose any Expense, judgment, fine, penalty or limitation on Indemnitee without Indemnitee’s prior written consent, such consent not to be unreasonably withheld. Indemnitee shall not settle any action, claim or Proceeding (in whole or in part) which would impose any Expense, judgment, fine, penalty or limitation on the Company without the Company’s prior written consent, such consent not to be unreasonably withheld.
ARTICLE 5
PROCEDURES FOR NOTIFICATION OF AND DETERMINATION OF ENTITLEMENT TO INDEMNIFICATION
Section 5.01. Notification; Request For Indemnification. (a) As soon as reasonably practicable after receipt by Indemnitee of written notice that he or she is a party to or a participant (as a witness or otherwise) in any Proceeding or of any other matter in respect of which Indemnitee intends to seek indemnification or advancement of Expenses hereunder, Indemnitee shall provide to the Company written notice thereof, including the nature of and the facts underlying the Proceeding. The omission by Indemnitee to so notify the Company, or to so notify the Company in a timely fashion, will not relieve the Company from any liability, which it may have to Indemnitee hereunder or otherwise unless, and to the extent that, such failure actually and materially prejudices the interests of the Company.
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(b)    To obtain indemnification under this Agreement, Indemnitee shall deliver to the Company a written request for indemnification, including therewith such documentation and information as is reasonably available to Indemnitee and reasonably necessary to determine Indemnitee’s entitlement to indemnification hereunder. The Secretary of the Company shall, promptly upon receipt of such a request for indemnification, advise the Board in writing that Indemnitee has requested indemnification. Such request(s) may be delivered from time to time and at such time(s) as Indemnitee deems appropriate in his or her sole discretion. Indemnitee’s entitlement to indemnification shall be determined according to Section 5.02 of this Agreement and applicable law.
Section 5.02. Determination of Entitlement. (a) Where there has been a written request by Indemnitee for indemnification pursuant to Section 5.01(b), then as soon as is reasonably practicable (but in any event not later than sixty (60) days) after final disposition of the relevant Proceeding, a determination, if required by applicable law, with respect to Indemnitee’s entitlement thereto shall be made in the specific case: (i) if a Change of Control shall not have occurred, (A) by a majority vote of the Disinterested Directors, even though less than a quorum of the Board, (B) by a committee of Disinterested Directors designated by a majority vote of the Disinterested Directors, even though less than a quorum of the Board, (C) if there are no such Disinterested Directors or, if such Disinterested Directors so direct, by Independent Counsel in a written opinion to the Board, a copy of which shall be delivered to Indemnitee; or (ii) if a Change of Control shall have occurred, by Independent Counsel in a written opinion to the Board, a copy of which shall be delivered to Indemnitee. If it is so determined that Indemnitee is entitled to indemnification, payment to Indemnitee shall be made within ten (10) days after such determination. Indemnitee shall reasonably cooperate with the person, persons or entity making such determination with respect to Indemnitee’s entitlement to indemnification, including providing to such person, persons or entity upon reasonable advance request any documentation or information which is not privileged or otherwise protected from disclosure and which is reasonably available to Indemnitee and reasonably necessary to such determination. Any Independent Counsel or member of the Board shall act reasonably and in good faith in making a determination regarding the Indemnitee’s entitlement to indemnification under this Agreement. Any costs or expenses (including attorneys’ fees and disbursements) actually and reasonably incurred by Indemnitee in so cooperating with the person, persons or entity making such determination shall be borne by the Company (irrespective of the determination as to Indemnitee’s entitlement to indemnification) and the Company hereby indemnifies and agrees to hold Indemnitee harmless therefrom.
(b)    If entitlement to indemnification is to be determined by Independent Counsel pursuant to Section 5.02(a)(ii), such Independent Counsel shall be selected by Indemnitee, and Indemnitee shall give written notice to the Company advising it of the identity of the Independent Counsel so selected. If entitlement to indemnification is to be determined by Independent Counsel pursuant to Section 5.02(a)(i)(C) (or if Indemnitee requests that such selection be made by the Board), such Independent Counsel shall be selected by the Company in which case the Company shall give written notice to Indemnitee advising him or her of the identity of the Independent Counsel so selected. In either event, Indemnitee or the Company, as the case may be, may, within ten (10) days after such written notice of selection shall have been
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received, deliver to the Company or to Indemnitee, as the case may be, a written objection to such selection; provided, however, that such objection may be asserted only on the ground that the Independent Counsel so selected does not meet the requirements of “Independent Counsel” as defined in Article 1 of this Agreement, and the objection shall set forth with particularity the factual basis of such assertion. Absent a proper and timely objection, the person so selected shall act as Independent Counsel. If such written objection is so made and substantiated, the Independent Counsel so selected may not serve as Independent Counsel unless and until such objection is withdrawn or a court of competent jurisdiction has determined that such objection is without merit. If, within twenty (20) days after the later of submission by Indemnitee of a written request for indemnification pursuant to Section 5.01(b) hereof and the final disposition of the Proceeding, no Independent Counsel shall have been selected and not objected to, either the Company or Indemnitee may petition the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware or other court of competent jurisdiction for resolution of any objection which shall have been made by the Company or Indemnitee to the other’s selection of Independent Counsel and/or for the appointment as Independent Counsel of a person selected by the court or by such other person as the court shall designate, and the person with respect to whom all objections are so resolved or the person so appointed shall act as Independent Counsel under Section 5.02(a) hereof. Upon the due commencement of any judicial proceeding or arbitration pursuant to Section 6.01(a) of this Agreement, the Independent Counsel shall be discharged and relieved of any further responsibility in such capacity (subject to the applicable standards of professional conduct then prevailing).
(c)    The Company agrees to pay the reasonable fees and expenses of any Independent Counsel serving under this Agreement pursuant to Section 5.02(a)(ii) or Section 5.02(a)(i)(C), and the Company agrees to pay the reasonable fees and expenses incident to the procedures of Section 6.01(b), regardless of the manner in which such Independent Counsel was selected or appointed.
Section 5.03. Presumptions and Burdens of Proof; Effect of Certain Proceedings. (a) In making any determination with respect to entitlement to indemnification hereunder, the person or persons or entity making such determination shall, to the fullest extent not prohibited by law, presume that Indemnitee is entitled to indemnification under this Agreement if Indemnitee has submitted a request for indemnification in accordance with Section 5.01(b) of this Agreement, and the Company shall, to the fullest extent not prohibited by law, have the burden of proof to overcome that presumption in connection with the making by any person, persons or entity of any determination contrary to that presumption. Neither the failure of any person, persons or entity to have made a determination prior to the commencement of any action pursuant to this Agreement that indemnification is proper in the circumstances because Indemnitee has met the applicable standard of conduct, nor an actual determination by any person, persons or entity that Indemnitee has not met such applicable standard of conduct, shall be a defense to the action or create a presumption that Indemnitee has not met the applicable standard of conduct.
(b)    If the person, persons or entity empowered or selected under Section 5.02 of this Agreement to determine whether Indemnitee is entitled to indemnification shall not have made a determination within the sixty (60) day period referred to in Section 5.02(a), the requisite
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determination of entitlement to indemnification shall, to the fullest extent not prohibited by law, be deemed to have been made and Indemnitee shall be entitled to such indemnification, absent (i) a misstatement by Indemnitee of a material fact, or an omission of a material fact necessary to make Indemnitee’s statement not materially misleading, in connection with the request for indemnification, or (ii) a prohibition of such indemnification under applicable law; provided, however, that such sixty (60) day period may be extended for a reasonable time, not to exceed an additional thirty (30) days, if the person, persons or entity making the determination with respect to entitlement to indemnification in good faith requires such additional time for the obtaining or evaluating of documentation and/or information relating thereto.
(c)    The termination of any Proceeding or of any claim, issue or matter therein, by judgment, order, settlement or conviction, or upon a plea of nolo contendere or its equivalent, shall not (except as otherwise expressly provided in this Agreement) of itself adversely affect the right of Indemnitee to indemnification or create a presumption that Indemnitee did not act in good faith and in a manner which he or she reasonably believed to be in or not opposed to the best interests of the Company or, with respect to any criminal Proceeding, that Indemnitee had reasonable cause to believe that his or her conduct was unlawful.
(d)    For purposes of any determination of good faith, Indemnitee shall be deemed to have acted in good faith if Indemnitee’s action was in good faith reliance on the records or books of account of any Enterprise, including financial statements, or on information supplied to Indemnitee by the officers of such Enterprise in the course of their duties, or on the advice of legal counsel for such Enterprise or on information or records given or reports made to such Enterprise by an independent certified public accountant or by an appraiser or other expert selected by such Enterprise with reasonable care by the Enterprise. The provisions of this Section 5.03(d) shall not be deemed to be exclusive or to limit in any way the other circumstances in which Indemnitee may be deemed or found to have met the applicable standard of conduct set forth in this Agreement.
(e)    The knowledge and/or actions, or failure to act, of any other director, trustee, partner, managing member, fiduciary, officer, agent or employee of any Enterprise shall not be imputed to Indemnitee for purposes of determining any right to indemnification under this Agreement.
ARTICLE 6
REMEDIES OF INDEMNITEE
Section 6.01. Adjudication or Arbitration. (a) In the event of any dispute between Indemnitee and the Company hereunder as to entitlement to indemnification or advancement of Expenses (including where (i) a determination is made pursuant to Section 5.02 of this Agreement that Indemnitee is not entitled to indemnification under this Agreement, (ii) advancement of Expenses is not timely made pursuant to Section 4.01 of this Agreement, (iii) payment of indemnification pursuant to Section 3.01 of this Agreement is not made within ten (10) days after a determination has been made that Indemnitee is entitled to indemnification, (iv) no determination as to entitlement to indemnification is timely made pursuant to Section 5.02 of this Agreement and no payment of indemnification is made within ten (10) days after entitlement
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is deemed to have been determined pursuant to Section 5.03(b) or (v) a contribution payment is not made in a timely manner pursuant to Section 8.04 of this Agreement), then Indemnitee shall be entitled to an adjudication in an appropriate court of the State of Delaware, or in any other court of competent jurisdiction, of Indemnitee’s entitlement to such indemnification, contribution or advancement. Alternatively, in such case, Indemnitee, at his or her option, may seek an award in arbitration to be conducted by a single arbitrator pursuant to the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association. Indemnitee shall commence such proceeding seeking an adjudication or award in arbitration within one hundred eighty (180) days following the date on which Indemnitee first has the right to commence such proceeding pursuant to this Section 6.01(a)The Company shall not oppose Indemnitee’s right to seek any such adjudication or award in arbitration.
(b)    In the event that a determination shall have been made pursuant to Section 5.02(a) of this Agreement that Indemnitee is not entitled to indemnification, any judicial proceeding or arbitration commenced pursuant to this Section 6.01 shall be conducted in all respects as a de novo trial, or arbitration, on the merits, and Indemnitee shall not be prejudiced by reason of that adverse determination. In any judicial proceeding or arbitration commenced pursuant to this Section 6.01 the Company shall have the burden of proving Indemnitee is not entitled to indemnification or advancement of Expenses, as the case may be, and the Company may not refer to or introduce into evidence any determination pursuant to Section 5.02(a) of this Agreement adverse to Indemnitee for any purpose. If Indemnitee commences a judicial proceeding or arbitration pursuant to this Section 6.01, Indemnitee shall not be required to reimburse the Company for any advances pursuant to Section 4.02 until a final determination is made with respect to Indemnitee’s entitlement to indemnification (as to which all rights of appeal have been exhausted or lapsed).
(c)    If a determination shall have been made pursuant to Section 5.02(a) of this Agreement that Indemnitee is entitled to indemnification, the Company shall be bound by such determination in any judicial proceeding or arbitration commenced pursuant to this Section 6.01, absent (i) a misstatement by Indemnitee of a material fact, or an omission of a material fact necessary to make Indemnitee’s statement not materially misleading, in connection with the request for indemnification, or (ii) a prohibition of such indemnification under applicable law.
(d)    The Company shall be precluded from asserting in any judicial proceeding or arbitration commenced pursuant to this Section 6.01 that the procedures and presumptions of this Agreement are not valid, binding and enforceable and shall stipulate in any such court or before any such arbitrator that the Company is bound by all the provisions of this Agreement.
(e)    The Company shall indemnify Indemnitee to the fullest extent permitted by law against all Expenses and, if requested by Indemnitee, shall (within thirty (30) days after the Company’s receipt of such written request) advance such Expenses to Indemnitee, which are reasonably incurred by Indemnitee in connection with any judicial proceeding or arbitration brought by Indemnitee for (i) indemnification or advances of Expenses by the Company (or otherwise for the enforcement, interpretation or defense of his or her rights) under this Agreement or any other agreement, including any other indemnification, contribution or
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advancement agreement, or any provision of the Certificate of Incorporation now or hereafter in effect or (ii) recovery or advances under any directors’ and officers’ liability insurance policy maintained by the Company, regardless of whether Indemnitee ultimately is determined to be entitled to such indemnification, contribution, advancement or insurance recovery, as the case may be.
ARTICLE 7
DIRECTORS’ AND OFFICERS’ LIABILITY INSURANCE
Section 7.01. D&O Liability Insurance. The Company shall obtain and maintain a policy or policies of insurance (“D&O Liability Insurance”) with reputable insurance companies providing liability insurance for directors and officers of the Company in their capacities as such (and for any capacity in which any director or officer of the Company serves any other Enterprise at the request of the Company), in respect of acts or omissions occurring while serving in such capacity, on terms with respect to coverage and amount (including with respect to the payment of Expenses) no less favorable than those of such policy in effect on the date hereof, except for any changes approved by the Board prior to a Change of Control; provided that such coverage and amounts are available on commercially reasonable terms.
Section 7.02. Evidence of Coverage. Upon request by Indemnitee, the Company shall provide copies of all policies of D&O Liability Insurance obtained and maintained in accordance with Section 7.01 of this Agreement. The Company shall promptly notify Indemnitee of any changes in such insurance coverage.
ARTICLE 8
MISCELLANEOUS
Section 8.01. Nonexclusivity of Rights. The rights of indemnification, contribution and advancement of Expenses as provided by this Agreement shall not be deemed exclusive of any other rights to which Indemnitee may at any time be entitled to under applicable law, the Certificate of Incorporation, any agreement, a vote of stockholders, a resolution of directors or otherwise. No right or remedy herein conferred is intended to be exclusive of any other right or remedy, and every other right and remedy shall be cumulative and in addition to every other right and remedy given hereunder or now or hereafter existing at law or in equity or otherwise. The assertion or employment of any right or remedy hereunder, or otherwise, shall not prevent the concurrent assertion or employment of any other right or remedy.
Section 8.02. Insurance and Subrogation. (a) Indemnitee shall be covered by the Company’s D&O Liability Insurance in accordance with its or their terms to the maximum extent of the coverage available for any director or officer under such policy or policies. If, at the time the Company receives notice of a claim hereunder, the Company has D&O Liability Insurance in effect, the Company shall give prompt notice of such Proceeding to the insurers in accordance with the procedures set forth in the respective policies. The Company shall thereafter take all necessary or desirable action to cause such insurers to pay, on behalf of Indemnitee, all amounts payable as a result of such Proceeding in accordance with the terms of such policies.
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The failure or refusal of any such insurer to pay any such amount shall not affect or impair the obligations of the Company under this Agreement.
(b)    In the event of any payment under this Agreement, the Company shall be subrogated to the extent of such payment to all of the rights of recovery of Indemnitee , who shall execute all papers required and take all action necessary to secure such rights, including execution of such documents as are necessary to enable the Company to bring suit to enforce such rights.
(c)    the Company shall not be liable under this Agreement to make any payment of amounts otherwise indemnifiable (or for which advancement is provided) hereunder if and to the extent that Indemnitee has actually received such payment under any insurance policy or other indemnity provision
(d)    the Company's obligation to indemnify or advance Expenses hereunder to Indemnitee who is or was serving at the request of the Company as a director, officer, employee or agent of any other corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust, employee benefit plan or other enterprise shall be reduced by any amount Indemnitee has actually received as indemnification or advancement of Expenses from such other corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust, employee benefit plan or other enterprise.
Section 8.03. Amounts Received from Non-Company Sources. The Company’s obligation to indemnify or advance Expenses hereunder to Indemnitee who is or was serving at the request of the Company as a director, officer, trustee, partner, managing member, fiduciary, board of directors’ committee member, employee or agent of any other Enterprise shall be reduced by any amount Indemnitee has actually received as indemnification or advancement of Expenses from such Enterprise; provided, that the foregoing shall not affect the rights of Indemnitee set forth in Section 8.02 above.
Section 8.04. Contribution. To the fullest extent permissible under applicable law, if the indemnification provided for in this Agreement is unavailable to Indemnitee for any reason whatsoever, the Company, in lieu of indemnifying Indemnitee, shall contribute to the amount incurred by Indemnitee, whether for judgments, fines, penalties, ERISA excise taxes, amounts paid or to be paid in settlement and/or for Expenses, in connection with any claim relating to an indemnifiable event under this Agreement, in such proportion as is deemed fair and reasonable in light of all of the circumstances of such Proceeding in order to reflect (i) the relative benefits received by the Company and Indemnitee as a result of the event(s) and/or transaction(s) giving rise to such Proceeding; and/or (ii) the relative fault of the Company (and its directors, officers, employees and agents) and Indemnitee in connection with such event(s) and/or transaction(s).
Section 8.05. Amendment. This Agreement may not be modified or amended except by a written instrument executed by or on behalf of each of the parties hereto. No amendment, alteration or repeal of this Agreement or of any provision hereof shall limit, restrict or reduce any right of Indemnitee under this Agreement in respect of any act or omission by such Indemnitee in his or her Corporate Status, or any event occurring, prior to such amendment, alteration or repeal. To the extent that a change in applicable law, whether by statute or judicial decision, (i) permits
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greater indemnification, contribution or advancement of Expenses than would be afforded currently under the Certificate of Incorporation and this Agreement, it is the intent of the parties hereto that Indemnitee shall enjoy by this Agreement the greater benefits so afforded by such change or (ii) limits rights with respect to indemnification, contribution or advancement of Expenses, it is the intent of the parties hereto that the rights with respect to indemnification, contribution or advancement of Expenses in effect prior to such change shall remain in full force and effect to the extent permitted by applicable law.
Section 8.06. Waivers. The observance of any term of this Agreement may be waived (either generally or in a particular instance and either retroactively or prospectively) by the party entitled to enforce such term only by a writing signed by the party against which such waiver is to be asserted. Unless otherwise expressly provided herein, no delay on the part of any party hereto in exercising any right, power or privilege hereunder shall operate as a waiver thereof, nor shall any waiver on the part of any party hereto of any right, power or privilege hereunder operate as a waiver of any other right, power or privilege hereunder nor shall any single or partial exercise of any right, power or privilege hereunder preclude any other or further exercise thereof or the exercise of any other right, power or privilege hereunder.
Section 8.07. Entire Agreement. This Agreement and the documents referred to herein constitute the entire agreement between the parties hereto with respect to the matters covered hereby, and any other prior or contemporaneous oral or written understandings or agreements with respect to the matters covered hereby are superseded by this Agreement, provided that this Agreement is a supplement to and in furtherance of the Certificate of Incorporation of the Company and applicable law, and shall not be deemed a substitute therefor, nor to diminish or abrogate any rights of Indemnitee thereunder.
Section 8.08. Severability. If any provision or provisions of this Agreement shall be held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason whatsoever: (a) the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions of this Agreement (including each portion of any Section of this Agreement containing any such provision held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that is not itself invalid, illegal or unenforceable) shall not in any way be affected or impaired thereby and shall remain enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law; (b) such provision or provisions shall be deemed reformed to the extent necessary to conform to applicable law and to give the maximum effect to the intent of the parties hereto; and (c) to the fullest extent possible, the provisions of this Agreement (including each portion of any Section of this Agreement containing any such provision held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that is not itself invalid, illegal or unenforceable) shall be construed so as to give effect to the intent manifested thereby.
Section 8.09. Notices. All notices, requests, demands and other communications under this Agreement shall be in writing (which may be by facsimile or e-mail transmission). All such notices, requests and other communications shall be deemed received on the date of receipt by the recipient thereof if received prior to 5:00 p.m. in the place of receipt and such day is a business day in the place of receipt. Otherwise, any such notice, request or communication shall
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be deemed not to have been received until the next succeeding business day in the place of receipt. All communications shall be sent:
(a)    To Indemnitee at the address set forth below Indemnitee signature hereto.
(b)    To the Company at:
Doma Holdings, Inc.
101 Mission Street, Suite 740
San Francisco, California 94105
Attention: Eric Watson, General Counsel
E-mail: ewatson@doma.com
With a copy to:
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
1600 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, California 94025
Attention: Stephen Salmon
E-mail: stephen.salmon@davispolk.com
or to such other address as may be furnished to Indemnitee by the Company or to the Company by Indemnitee, as the case may be.
Section 8.10. Binding Effect. (a) The Company expressly confirms and agrees that it has entered into this Agreement and assumed the obligations imposed on it hereby in order to induce Indemnitee to serve as a director or officer of the Company, and the Company acknowledges that Indemnitee is relying upon this Agreement in serving as a director or officer of the Company.
(b)    This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of and be enforceable by the parties hereto and their respective successors, assigns, including any direct or indirect successor by purchase, merger, consolidation or otherwise to all or substantially all of the business and/or assets of the Company, spouses, heirs, and executors, administrators, and personal and legal representatives. The Company shall require and cause any successor (whether direct or indirect by purchase, merger, consolidation or otherwise) to all or substantially all, or a substantial part of the business or assets of the Company, by written agreement in form and substance satisfactory to Indemnitee, expressly to assume and agree to perform this Agreement in the manner and to the same extent that the Company would be required to perform if no such succession had taken place.
(c)    The indemnification, contribution and advancement of Expenses provided by, or granted pursuant to this Agreement shall continue as to a person who has ceased to be a director or officer and shall inure to the benefit of the heirs, executors, administrators, legatees and assigns of such a person.
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Section 8.11. Governing Law. This Agreement and the legal relations among the parties shall be governed by, and construed and enforced in accordance with, the laws of the State of Delaware, without regard to its conflict of laws rules.
Section 8.12. Consent To Jurisdiction. Except with respect to any arbitration commenced by Indemnitee pursuant to Section 6.01(a) of this Agreement, the Company and Indemnitee hereby irrevocably and unconditionally (i) agree that any action or proceeding arising out of or in connection with this Agreement shall be brought only in the Chancery Court of the State of Delaware (the “Delaware Court”), and not in any other state or federal court in the United States of America or any court in any other country, (ii) consent to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Delaware Court for purposes of any action or proceeding arising out of or in connection with this Agreement, (iii) waive any objection to the laying of venue of any such action or proceeding in the Delaware Court, and (iv) waive, and agree not to plead or to make, any claim that any such action or proceeding brought in the Delaware Court has been brought in an improper or inconvenient forum.
Section 8.13. Headings. The Article and Section headings in this Agreement are for convenience of reference only, and shall not be deemed to alter or affect the meaning or interpretation of any provisions hereof.
Section 8.14. Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in one or more counterparts, each of which shall for all purposes be deemed to be an original but all of which together shall constitute one and the same Agreement. Only one such counterpart signed by the party against whom enforceability is sought needs to be produced to evidence the existence of this Agreement.
Section 8.15. Use of Certain Terms. As used in this Agreement, the words “herein,” “hereof,” and “hereunder” and other words of similar import refer to this Agreement as a whole and not to any particular paragraph, subparagraph, section, subsection, or other subdivision. Whenever the context may require, any pronoun used in this Agreement shall include the corresponding masculine, feminine or neuter forms, and the singular form of nouns, pronouns and verbs shall include the plural and vice versa.
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, this Agreement has been duly executed and delivered to be effective as of the date first above written.
Doma Holdings, Inc.
By:
Name:
Title:
INDEMNITEE
By:
Name:
Address:
E-mail:
Facsimile:
Attention:
With a copy to:
Address:
E-mail:
Facsimile:
Attention:
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Exhibit 10.9
DOMA HOLDINGS, INC.
OMNIBUS INCENTIVE PLAN
Section 1.    Purpose. The purpose of the Doma Holdings, Inc. Omnibus Incentive Plan (as amended from time to time, the “Plan”) is to motivate and reward employees and other individuals to perform at the highest level and contribute significantly to the success of Doma Holdings, Inc. (the “Company”), thereby furthering the best interests of the Company and its shareholders.
Section 2.    Definitions. As used in the Plan, the following terms shall have the meanings set forth below:
(a)    “Affiliate” means any entity that, directly or indirectly through one or more intermediaries controls, is controlled by or is under common control with, the Company.
(b)    “Award” means any Option, SAR, Restricted Stock, RSU, Performance Award, Other Cash-Based Award or Other Stock-Based Award granted under the Plan.
(c)    “Award Agreement” means any agreement, contract or other instrument or document (including in electronic form) evidencing any Award granted under the Plan, which may, but need not, be executed or acknowledged by a Participant.
(d)    “Beneficial Owner” has the meaning ascribed to such term in Rule 13d-3 under the Exchange Act.
(e)    “Beneficiary” means a Person entitled to receive payments or other benefits or exercise rights that are available under the Plan in the event of a Participant’s death. If no such Person can be named or is named by a Participant, or if no Beneficiary designated by a Participant is eligible to receive payments or other benefits or exercise rights that are available under the Plan at a Participant’s death, such Participant’s Beneficiary shall be such Participant’s estate.
(f)    “Board” means the Board of Directors of the Company.
(g)    “Cause” is as defined in the Participant’s Service Agreement, if any, or if not so defined, means: (i) the Participant’s failure or refusal to substantially perform the Participant’s duties and obligations as a service provider (for reasons other than death or Disability), which failure is not cured to the sole and reasonable satisfaction of the Company; (ii) the Participant’s failure or refusal to comply with the policies, standards, codes of conduct, and regulations established by the Company from time to time, which failure is not cured to the sole and reasonable satisfaction of the Company; (iii) the Participant’s failure to comply with any reasonable legal directive of the Board; (iv) the Participant’s commission of any crime or act of moral turpitude, fraud, theft, misappropriation, embezzlement, misrepresentation, or other unlawful act committed by the Participant that results in harm to the Company or its



Affiliates, including financial or reputational, which harm shall be determined in the Company’s sole and reasonable discretion; (v) the Participant’s violation of a federal or state law, rule or regulation applicable to the business of the Company or its Affiliates; (vi) the Participant’s commission of, or entering a plea of nolo contendere or guilty to, a felony under the laws of the United States or its equivalent in the jurisdiction in which the act that constituted the felony occurred; or (vii) the Participant’s material breach of the terms of any agreement between the Participant and the Company (or any Affiliate of the Company). With respect to (i) and (ii) above, only, the Participant shall have ten days to cure following written notice of the Participant’s failure or refusal to perform or comply, provided that whether the failure is curable shall be within the Company’s sole and reasonable discretion.
(h)    “Change in Control” means the occurrence of any one or more of the following events:
(i)    any Person, other than (A) any employee plan established by the Company or any Subsidiary, (B) the Company or any of its Affiliates, (C) an underwriter temporarily holding securities pursuant to an offering of such securities, or (D) an entity owned, directly or indirectly, by shareholders of the Company in substantially the same proportions as their ownership of the Company, is (or becomes, during any 12-month period) the Beneficial Owner, directly or indirectly, of securities of the Company (not including in the securities beneficially owned by such Person any securities acquired directly from the Company or its Affiliates other than in connection with the acquisition by the Company or its Affiliates of a business) representing 50% or more of the total voting power of the stock of the Company; provided that the provisions of this subsection (i) are not intended to apply to or include as a Change in Control any transaction that is specifically excepted from the definition of Change in Control under subsection (iii) below;
(ii)    a change in the composition of the Board such that, during any 12-month period, the individuals who, as of the beginning of such period, constitute the Board (the “Existing Board”) cease for any reason to constitute at least 50% of the Board; provided, however, that any individual becoming a member of the Board subsequent to the beginning of such period whose election, or nomination for election by the Company’s shareholders, was approved by a vote of at least a majority of the Directors immediately prior to the date of such appointment or election shall be considered as though such individual were a member of the Existing Board; provided further, that, notwithstanding the foregoing, no individual whose initial assumption of office occurs as a result of either an actual or threatened election contest (as such terms are used in Rule 14a-11 or Regulation 14A promulgated under the Exchange Act or successor statutes or rules containing analogous concepts) or other actual or threatened solicitation of proxies or consents by or on behalf of an individual, corporation, partnership, group, associate or other entity or
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Person other than the Board, shall in any event be considered to be a member of the Existing Board;
(iii)    the consummation of a merger, amalgamation or consolidation of the Company with any other corporation or other entity, or the issuance of voting securities in connection with such a transaction pursuant to applicable stock exchange requirements; provided that immediately following such transaction the voting securities of the Company outstanding immediately prior thereto do not continue to represent (either by remaining outstanding or by being converted into voting securities of the surviving entity of such transaction or parent entity thereof) 50% or more of the total voting power and total fair market value of the Company’s stock (or, if the Company is not the surviving entity of such merger or consolidation, 50% or more of the total voting power and total fair market value of the stock of such surviving entity or parent entity thereof); and provided, further, that such a transaction effected to implement a recapitalization of the Company (or similar transaction) in which no Person is or becomes the Beneficial Owner, directly or indirectly, of securities of the Company (not including in the securities beneficially owned by such Person any securities acquired directly from the Company or its Affiliates other than in connection with the acquisition by the Company or its Affiliates of a business) representing 50% or more of either the then-outstanding Shares or the combined voting power and total fair market value of the Company’s then-outstanding voting securities shall not be considered a Change in Control; or
(iv)    the sale or disposition by the Company of all or substantially all of the Company’s assets in which any Person acquires (or has acquired during the 12-month period ending on the date of the most recent acquisition by such Person) assets from the Company that have a total gross fair market value equal to more than 50% of the total gross fair market value of all of the assets of the Company immediately prior to such acquisition or acquisitions.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, (A) no Change in Control shall be deemed to have occurred if there is consummated any transaction or series of integrated transactions immediately following which the record holders of the Shares immediately prior to such transaction or series of transactions continue to have substantially the same proportionate ownership in an entity which owns substantially all of the assets of the Company immediately prior to such transaction or series of transactions and (B) no Change in Control shall be deemed to have occurred upon the acquisition of additional control of the Company by any Person that is considered to effectively control the Company. In no event will a Change in Control be deemed to have occurred if any Participant is part of a “group” within the meaning of Section 13(d)(3) of the Exchange Act that effects a Change in Control. Notwithstanding the foregoing or any provision of any Award Agreement to the contrary, for any Award that provides for accelerated distribution on a Change in Control of amounts that constitute “deferred compensation” (as defined in Section 409A of the Code), if the event that constitutes such Change in Control does not
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also constitute a change in the ownership or effective control of the Company, or in the ownership of a substantial portion of the Company’s assets (in either case, as defined in Section 409A of the Code), such amount shall not be distributed on such Change in Control but instead shall vest as of such Change in Control and shall be distributed on the scheduled payment date specified in the applicable Award Agreement, except to the extent that earlier distribution would not result in the Participant who holds such Award incurring interest or additional tax under Section 409A of the Code.
(i)    “Code” means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended from time to time, and the rules, regulations and guidance thereunder. Any reference to a provision in the Code shall include any successor provision thereto.
(j)    “Committee” means the compensation committee of the Board unless another committee is designated by the Board. If there is no compensation committee of the Board and the Board does not designate another committee, references herein to the “Committee” shall refer to the Board.
(k)    “Consultant” means any individual, including an advisor, who is providing services to the Company or any Subsidiary or who has accepted an offer of service or consultancy from the Company or any Subsidiary.
(l)    “Director” means any member of the Board.
(m)    “Effective Date” means July 28, 2021.
(n)    “Employee” means any individual, including any officer, employed by the Company or any Subsidiary or any prospective employee or officer who has accepted an offer of employment from the Company or any Subsidiary, with the status of employment determined based upon such factors as are deemed appropriate by the Committee in its discretion, subject to any requirements of the Code or applicable laws.
(o)    “Exchange Act” means the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended from time to time, and the rules, regulations and guidance thereunder. Any reference to a provision in the Exchange Act shall include any successor provision thereto.
(p)    “Fair Market Value” means (i) with respect to Shares, the closing price of a Share on the trading day immediately preceding the date of determination (or, if there is no reported sale on such date, on the last preceding date on which any reported sale occurred), on the principal stock market or exchange on which the Shares are quoted or traded, or if Shares are not so quoted or traded, the fair market value of a Share as determined by the Committee, and (ii) with respect to any property other than Shares, the fair market value of such property determined by such methods or procedures as shall be established from time to time by the Committee.
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(q)    “Incentive Stock Option” means an option representing the right to purchase Shares from the Company, granted pursuant to Section 6, that meets the requirements of Section 422 of the Code.
(r)    “Intrinsic Value” with respect to an Option or SAR Award means (i) the excess, if any, of the price or implied price per Share in a Change in Control or other event over (ii) the exercise or hurdle price of such Award multiplied by (iii) the number of Shares covered by such Award.
(s)    “Non-Qualified Stock Option” means an option representing the right to purchase Shares from the Company, granted pursuant to Section 6, that is not an Incentive Stock Option.
(t)    “Option” means an Incentive Stock Option or a Non-Qualified Stock Option.
(u)    “Other Cash-Based Award” means an Award granted pursuant to Section 11, including cash awarded as a bonus or upon the attainment of specified performance criteria or otherwise as permitted under the Plan.
(v)    “Other Stock-Based Award” means an Award granted pursuant to Section 11 that may be denominated or payable in, valued in whole or in part by reference to, or otherwise based on, or related to, Shares or factors that may influence the value of Shares, including convertible or exchangeable debt securities, other rights convertible or exchangeable into Shares, purchase rights for Shares, dividend rights or dividend equivalent rights or Awards with value and payment contingent upon performance of the Company or business units thereof or any other factors designated by the Committee.
(w)    “Participant” means the recipient of an Award granted under the Plan.
(x)    “Performance Award” means an Award granted pursuant to Section 10.
(y)    “Performance Period” means the period established by the Committee with respect to any Performance Award during which the performance goals specified by the Committee with respect to such Award are to be measured.
(z)    “Person” has the meaning ascribed to such term in Section 3(a)(9) of the Exchange Act and used in Sections 13(d) and 14(d) thereof, including a “group” as defined in Section 13(d) thereof.
(aa)    “Predecessor Award” means an award granted prior to the Effective Date under the Predecessor Plan.
(bb)    “Predecessor Plan” means the States Title, Inc. 2019 Equity Incentive Plan.
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(cc)    “Restricted Stock” means any Share subject to certain restrictions and forfeiture conditions, granted pursuant to Section 8.
(dd)    “RSU” means a contractual right granted pursuant to Section 9 that is denominated in Shares. Each RSU represents a right to receive the value of one Share (or a percentage of such value) in cash, Shares or a combination thereof. Awards of RSUs may include the right to receive dividend equivalents.
(ee)    “SAR” means a right granted pursuant to Section 7 to receive upon exercise by the Participant or settlement, in cash, Shares or a combination thereof, the excess of (i) the Fair Market Value of one Share on the date of exercise or settlement over (ii) the exercise or hurdle price of the right on the date of grant.
(ff)    “Service Agreement” means any employment, severance, consulting or similar agreement between the Company or any of its Affiliates and a Participant.
(gg)    “Share” shall mean a share of common stock, $0.0001 par value.
(hh)    “Subsidiary” means an entity of which the Company directly or indirectly holds all or a majority of the value of the outstanding equity interests of such entity or a majority of the voting power with respect to the voting securities of such entity. Whether employment by or service with a Subsidiary is included within the scope of the Plan shall be determined by the Committee.
(ii)    “Substitute Award” means an Award granted in assumption of, or in substitution for, an outstanding award previously granted by a company or other business acquired by the Company or with which the Company combines.
(jj)    “Termination of Service” means, in the case of a Participant who is an Employee, cessation of the employment relationship such that the Participant is no longer an employee of the Company or any Subsidiary, or, in the case of a Participant who is a Consultant or other service provider, the date the performance of services for the Company or any Subsidiary has ended; provided, however, that in the case of a Participant who is an Employee, the transfer of employment from the Company to a Subsidiary, from a Subsidiary to the Company, from one Subsidiary to another Subsidiary or, unless the Committee determines otherwise, the cessation of employee status but the continuation of the performance of services for the Company or a Subsidiary as a Director or Consultant shall not be deemed a cessation of service that would constitute a Termination of Service; provided, further, that a Termination of Service shall be deemed to occur for a Participant employed by, or performing services for, a Subsidiary when such Subsidiary ceases to be a Subsidiary unless such Participant’s employment or service continues with the Company or another Subsidiary. Notwithstanding the foregoing, with respect to any Award subject to Section 409A of the Code (and not exempt therefrom), a Termination of Service occurs when a Participant experiences a “separation of service” (as such term is defined under Section 409A of the Code).
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Section 3.    Eligibility.
(a)    Any Employee, non-employee Director or Consultant shall be eligible to be selected to receive an Award under the Plan, to the extent that an offer or receipt of an Award is permitted by applicable law, stock market or exchange rules and regulations or accounting or tax rules and regulations.
(b)    Holders of equity compensation awards granted by a company that is acquired by the Company (or whose business is acquired by the Company) or with which the Company combines are eligible for grants of Substitute Awards under the Plan to the extent permitted under applicable regulations of any stock exchange on which the Company is listed.
Section 4.    Administration.
(a)    Administration of the Plan. The Plan shall be administered by the Committee. All decisions of the Committee shall be final, conclusive and binding upon all parties, including the Company, its shareholders, Participants and any Beneficiaries thereof. The Committee may issue rules and regulations for administration of the Plan.
(b)    Delegation of Authority. To the extent permitted by applicable law, including under Section 157(c) of the Delaware General Corporation Law, the Committee may delegate to one or more officers of the Company some or all of its authority under the Plan, including the authority to grant Options and SARs or other Awards in the form of Share rights (except that such delegation shall not apply to any Award for a Person then covered by Section 16 of the Exchange Act), and the Committee may delegate to one or more committees of the Board (which may consist of solely one Director) some or all of its authority under the Plan, including the authority to grant all types of Awards, in accordance with applicable law.
(c)    Authority of Committee. Subject to the terms of the Plan and applicable law, the Committee (or its delegate) shall have full discretion and authority to: (i) designate Participants; (ii) determine the type or types of Awards (including Substitute Awards) to be granted to each Participant under the Plan; (iii) determine the number of Shares to be covered by (or with respect to which payments, rights or other matters are to be calculated in connection with) Awards; (iv) determine the terms and conditions of any Award and prescribe the form of each Award Agreement, which need not be identical for each Participant; (v) determine whether, to what extent, under what circumstances and by which methods Awards may be settled or exercised in cash, Shares, other Awards, other property, net settlement (including broker-assisted cashless exercise), or any combination thereof, or canceled, forfeited or suspended; (vi) determine whether, to what extent and under what circumstances cash, Shares, other Awards, other property and other amounts payable with respect to an Award under the Plan shall be deferred either automatically or at the election of the holder thereof or of the Committee; (vii) amend terms or conditions of any outstanding Awards; (viii) correct any defect, supply any omission and reconcile any
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inconsistency in the Plan or any Award, in the manner and to the extent it shall deem desirable to carry the Plan into effect; (ix) interpret and administer the Plan and any instrument or agreement relating to, or Award made under, the Plan; (x) establish, amend, suspend or waive such rules and regulations and appoint such agents, trustees, brokers, depositories and advisors and determine such terms of their engagement as it shall deem appropriate for the proper administration of the Plan and due compliance with applicable law, stock market or exchange rules and regulations or accounting or tax rules and regulations; and (xi) make any other determination and take any other action that the Committee deems necessary or desirable for the administration of the Plan and due compliance with applicable law, stock market or exchange rules and regulations or accounting or tax rules and regulations. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, the Board may, in its sole discretion, at any time and from time to time, grant Awards or administer the Plan. In any such case, the Board shall have all of the authority and responsibility granted to the Committee herein.
Section 5.    Shares Available for Awards.
(a)    Subject to adjustment as provided in Section 5(c) and except for Substitute Awards, the maximum number of Shares available for issuance under the Plan shall not exceed 36,740,960 Shares in the aggregate; provided that the number of Shares shall be increased annually on the first day of each Company fiscal year beginning with January 1, 2022 and ending with January 1, 2031, in an amount equal to the least of (A) 5% of the aggregate number of outstanding Shares on the last day of the immediately preceding fiscal year and (B) such number of Shares as determined by the Board in its discretion. Shares underlying Substitute Awards and Shares remaining available for grant under a plan of an acquired company or of a company with which the Company combines (whether by way of amalgamation, merger, sale and purchase of shares or other securities or otherwise), appropriately adjusted to reflect the acquisition or combination transaction, shall not reduce the number of Shares remaining available for grant hereunder.
(b)    If any Award or Predecessor Award is forfeited, cancelled, expires, terminates or otherwise lapses or is settled in cash, in whole or in part, without the delivery of Shares, then the Shares covered by such forfeited, expired, terminated or lapsed Award or Predecessor Award shall again be available for grant under the Plan. The following shall become available for issuance under the Plan: (i) any Shares withheld in respect of taxes relating to any Award or Predecessor Award and (ii) any Shares tendered or withheld to pay the exercise price or purchase price of Options or Predecessor Awards.
(c)    In the event that the Committee determines that, as a result of any extraordinary dividend or other extraordinary distribution (other than an ordinary dividend or distribution), recapitalization, stock split, reverse stock split, reorganization, merger, amalgamation, consolidation, separation, rights offering, split-up, spin-off, combination, repurchase or exchange of Shares or other securities of the Company, or other similar corporate transaction or event affecting the Shares,
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or of changes in applicable laws, regulations or accounting principles, an adjustment is necessary in order to prevent dilution or enlargement of the benefits or potential benefits intended to be made available under the Plan, then the Committee, subject to Section 19 and applicable law, shall, in a manner determined in the Committee’s sole discretion, and to the extent determined appropriate by the Committee, adjust equitably so as to ensure no undue enrichment or harm (including by payment of cash), any or all of:
(i)    the number and type of Shares (or other securities) which thereafter may be made the subject of Awards, including the aggregate limits specified in Section 5(a) and Section 5(f);
(ii)    the number and type of Shares (or other securities) subject to outstanding Awards;
(iii)    the grant, acquisition, exercise or hurdle price with respect to any Award or, if deemed appropriate, make provision for a cash payment to the holder of an outstanding Award; and
(iv)    the terms and conditions of any outstanding Awards, including the performance criteria of any Performance Awards;
provided, however, that the number of Shares subject to any Award denominated in Shares shall always be a whole number.
(d)    Any Shares delivered pursuant to an Award may consist, in whole or in part, of authorized and unissued Shares or Shares acquired by the Company.
(e)    A Participant who is a non-employee Director may not receive compensation for any calendar year in excess of $750,000 in the aggregate, including cash payments and Awards.
(f)    Subject to adjustment as provided in Section 5(c)(i), the maximum number of Shares available for issuance with respect to Incentive Stock Options shall be 36,740,960.
Section 6.    Options. The Committee is authorized to grant Options to Participants with the following terms and conditions and with such additional terms and conditions, in either case not inconsistent with the provisions of the Plan, as the Committee shall determine:
(a)    The exercise price per Share under an Option shall be determined by the Committee at the time of grant; provided, however, that, except in the case of Substitute Awards, such exercise price shall not be less than the Fair Market Value of a Share on the date of grant of such Option.
(b)    The term of each Option shall be fixed by the Committee but shall not exceed 10 years from the date of grant of such Option. The Committee shall
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determine the time or times at which an Option becomes vested and exercisable in whole or in part.
(c)    The Committee shall determine the methods by which, and the forms in which payment of the exercise price with respect thereto may be made or deemed to have been made, including cash, Shares, other Awards, other property, net settlement (including broker-assisted cashless exercise) or any combination thereof, having a Fair Market Value on the exercise date equal to the relevant exercise price.
(d)    No grant of Options may be accompanied by a tandem award of dividend equivalents or provide for dividends, dividend equivalents or other distributions to be paid on such Options (except as provided under Section 5(c)).
(e)    The terms of any Incentive Stock Option granted under the Plan shall comply in all respects with the provisions of Section 422 of the Code. Incentive Stock Options may be granted only to employees of the Company or of a parent or subsidiary corporation (as defined in Section 424 of the Code).
Section 7.    Stock Appreciation Rights. The Committee is authorized to grant SARs to Participants with the following terms and conditions and with such additional terms and conditions, in either case not inconsistent with the provisions of the Plan, as the Committee shall determine:
(a)    SARs may be granted under the Plan to Participants either alone (“freestanding”) or in addition to other Awards granted under the Plan (“tandem”)