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): March 5, 2020 (March 1, 2020)

 

 

 

WILLSCOT CORPORATION

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware 001-37552 82-3430194
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation) (Commission File Number) (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

 

901 S. Bond Street, #600

Baltimore, Maryland 21231

(Address, including zip code, of principal executive offices)

 

(410) 931-6000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

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

 

xWritten communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
¨Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
¨Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
¨Pre commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

 

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

 

Title of each class Trading Symbol(s) Name of each exchange on which registered
Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share WSC The Nasdaq Capital Market
Warrants to purchase Class A common stock(1) WSCWW OTC Markets Group Inc.
Warrants to purchase Class A common stock(2) WSCTW OTC Markets Group Inc.

 

(1) Issued in connection with the initial public offering of Double Eagle Acquisition Corp., the registrant’s legal predecessor company, in September 2015, which are exercisable for one-half of one share of the registrant’s Class A common stock for an exercise price of $5.75.

(2) Issued in connection with the registrant’s acquisition of Modular Space Holdings, Inc. in August 2018, which are exercisable for one share of the registrant’s Class A common stock at an exercise price of $15.50 per share.

 

 

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. ¨

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item 1.01Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

 

Overview

 

On March 1, 2020, WillScot Corporation, a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), Mobile Mini, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Mobile Mini”), and Picasso Merger Sub, Inc., a Delaware corporation and wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company (“Merger Sub”), entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”) pursuant to which, subject to the satisfaction or waiver of certain customary closing conditions, Merger Sub will be merged with and into Mobile Mini, with Mobile Mini surviving as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company (the “Merger”). The Merger Agreement is further described below.

 

In connection with the Merger Agreement, on March 1, 2020, the Company entered into a commitment letter (the “Commitment Letter”) pursuant to which certain financial institutions have committed to provide a senior secured asset based revolving credit facility (the “New ABL Facility”) in an aggregate principal amount of $2.4 billion to finance the Merger. The proceeds of the New ABL Facility will be available to (x) refinance the existing ABL credit agreements of the Company and Mobile Mini and to redeem the existing senior notes of Mobile Mini, and (y) pay the fees, costs and expenses incurred in connection with the Merger and the related transactions, subject to customary conditions.

 

Concurrently with the execution and delivery of the Merger Agreement, Mobile Mini entered into a voting agreement (the “Voting Agreement”) with TDR Capital LLP (“TDR Capital”), TDR Capital II Holdings L.P. (“TDR Holdings”), and Sapphire Holding S.à r.l. (“Sapphire Holdings”), an affiliate of the investment funds managed by TDR Capital (together with TDR Capital and TDR Holdings, the “TDR Parties”). The Voting Agreement requires (i) Sapphire Holdings to vote all of its shares of the Company’s Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Class A Common Stock”), and the Company’s Class B common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Class B Common Stock”), (A) in favor of the Company Proposals (as defined below), (B) against any competing transaction and, in the event of any adverse recommendation by the Board of Directors of the Company to its stockholders involving or related to a “Parent Intervening Event” (as defined in the Merger Agreement), in the same proportion as the votes cast by the other Company stockholders, and (C) against any corporate action which would prevent or materially delay the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement or otherwise result in a material breach of any of the Company’s or Sapphire Holdings’s obligations under the Merger Agreement and Voting Agreement, as applicable, (ii) Sapphire Holdings to not transfer its shares of its Class A Common Stock or Class B Common Stock or WSHC Stock (as defined below) without the prior written consent of Mobile Mini, with certain limited exceptions, and (iii) each of the TDR Parties to not solicit an alternative acquisition proposal or participate in discussions or negotiations regarding an alternative acquisition proposal, except as authorized by the Board of Directors of the Company in certain circumstances.The Voting Agreement further provides that, on the closing date of the Merger, each of the TDR Parties will enter into a shareholders agreement, by and among the Company and the TDR Parties, substantially in the form attached to the Merger Agreement (the “Shareholders Agreement”). The Shareholders Agreement will provide for: (i) the TDR Parties’ right to require the Company to nominate, and use its best efforts to have elected to the Board by the Company’s stockholders, (a) two directors to the Company’s board of directors (the “Board”) for so long as the TDR Parties beneficially own at least 15% of the Company Common Stock (as defined below) and (b) one director to the Company’s Board for so long as the TDR Parties beneficially own at least 5%, but less than 15% of the Company Common Stock, (ii) standstill obligations of the TDR Parties for so long as the TDR Parties beneficially own at least 5% of the Company Common Stock, (iii) transfer restrictions on the TDR Parties, including a lock-up period of six months after the closing of the Merger and restrictions on the volume of shares of Company Common Stock that may be transferred after the six month lock-up period expires, and (iv) certain confidentiality obligations of the TDR Parties.

 

The Voting Agreement will terminate upon the earliest of the effective time of the Merger (the “Effective Time”) and termination of the Merger Agreement in accordance with its terms. In addition, Sapphire Holdings may terminate the Voting Agreement following an adverse recommendation of the Company’s Board of Directors involving or relating to a “Parent Superior Proposal” (as defined in the Merger Agreement), any change to the merger consideration that is adverse to Sapphire Holdings or any other amendment to the Merger Agreement that is adverse to Sapphire Holdings in any material respect.

 

The Merger Agreement and the Voting Agreement further provide that Sapphire Holdings will exchange all of its shares of common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (“WSHC Stock”), of William Scotsman Holdings Corp., a direct subsidiary of the Company (“Holdings”), immediately prior to the Effective Time, for shares of Class A Common Stock, at an exchange ratio of 1.3261 times (the “Share Exchange”), without any subsequent adjustment, and, at the Effective Time, all issued and outstanding shares of Class B Common Stock (which are held by Sapphire Holdings), will be cancelled (the “Class B Cancellation”) and each of the existing shareholders agreement of Holdings and the exchange agreement of Holdings will automatically terminate and be of no further force and effect. At the Effective Time, and as a result of the Class B Cancellation and the adoption by the Company of an amended and restated certificate of incorporation as set forth in the Merger Agreement, the Company will have a single series of common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, outstanding (the “Company Common Stock”).

 

 

 

 

Merger Agreement

 

Merger Structure

 

At the Effective Time, each share of Mobile Mini common stock, par value $0.01 per share (“Mobile Mini Common Stock”), issued and outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Time (other than treasury shares held by Mobile Mini or its subsidiaries), will be converted into the right to receive 2.4050 shares of the Company’s Class A Common Stock (the “Merger Consideration”). Immediately thereafter, as contemplated by the Merger Agreement and the amended and restated Company certificate of incorporation to be filed at the Effective Time, all outstanding shares of Class A Common Stock will be converted into shares of Company Common Stock.

 

Treatment of Equity Awards

 

At the Effective Time, each outstanding and unexercised option to purchase shares of Mobile Mini Common Stock will be assumed by the Company and become an option to purchase shares of Company Common Stock, on the same terms and conditions as applied to each such option immediately prior to the Effective Time, except that (A) the number of shares of Company Common Stock subject to such option will equal the product of (i) the number of shares of Mobile Mini Common Stock that were subject to such option immediately prior to the Effective Time multiplied by (ii) 2.4050, rounded down to the nearest whole share, and (B) the per-share exercise price will equal the quotient of (1) the exercise price per share of Mobile Mini Common Stock at which such option was exercisable immediately prior to the Effective Time, divided by (2) 2.4050, rounded up to the nearest whole cent.

 

At the Effective Time, each unvested outstanding restricted stock award with respect to shares of Mobile Mini Common Stock shall become vested as of immediately prior to the Effective Time, by virtue of the Merger, and in accordance with its terms will be converted into the right to receive the Merger Consideration in respect of each underlying share of Mobile Mini Common Stock.

 

Governance

 

The Merger Agreement provides that, as of the Effective Time, Bradley L. Soultz, the Chief Executive Officer (the “CEO”) of the Company, will continue to serve as the CEO of the Company, and Kelly Williams, the CEO of Mobile Mini, will be appointed to serve as the President and Chief Operating Officer (the “COO”) of the Company, in each case for an initial term of 24 months. The Merger Agreement further provides that Timothy D. Boswell, the Chief Financial Officer (the “CFO”) of the Company, will continue to serve as the CFO of the Company, Christopher J. Miner, the General Counsel (“GC”) of Mobile Mini, will be appointed to serve as the GC of the Company, and Hezron T. Lopez, the GC of the Company, will be appointed to serve as the Chief Human Resources Officer of the Company. The Merger Agreement also provides that as of the Effective Time the Board of Directors of the Company will consist of eleven members, which will be comprised of (i) six directors designated by the Company, two of whom will be designated by Sapphire Holdings, and (ii) five directors designated by Mobile Mini. The Merger Agreement also provides that the Company’s headquarters will be in Phoenix, Arizona as of the Effective Time.

 

Representations, Warranties and Covenants

 

The Company and Mobile Mini each made customary representations, warranties and covenants in the Merger Agreement with respect to each party’s business, including covenants by each party, subject to certain exceptions, to conduct its business in all material respects in the ordinary course during the interim period between the execution of the Merger Agreement and the consummation of the Merger.

 

 

 

 

Closing Conditions

 

The completion of the Merger is subject to certain conditions, including: (i) the approval of the Merger and the Merger Agreement by Mobile Mini’s stockholders; (ii) the approval by the Company’s stockholders of the issuance of the Merger Consideration in connection with the Merger and the adoption of an amended and restated certificate of incorporation for the Company, effective upon consummation of the Merger (the “Charter Amendment” and together with the issuance of the Merger Consideration, the “Company Proposals”); (iii) the receipt by the Company of certain debt financing; (iv) the termination or expiration of any applicable waiting period or periods under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (the “HSR Act”) without the imposition of a “Regulatory Adverse Effect” (as defined in the Merger Agreement); (v) in the case of Mobile Mini, the completion of the Share Exchange; (vi) the delivery of certain tax opinions by counsel to each of the Company and Mobile Mini that the Merger will be treated as a reorganization within Section 368(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended; (vii) the absence of any law, injunction, judgment, order, decree or other legal restraint or prohibition preventing the consummation of the Merger or any of the other transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement and the ancillary agreements; (viii) the effectiveness of the Company’s registration statement on Form S-4, registering the Merger Consideration; (ix) compliance by the Company and Mobile Mini in all material respects with their respective obligations under the Merger Agreement; and (x) subject in most cases to exceptions that do not rise to the level of a “Company Material Adverse Effect” or “Parent Material Adverse Effect” (each as defined in the Merger Agreement), as applicable, the accuracy of representations and warranties made by Mobile Mini and the Company, respectively.

 

Stockholder Meetings; Non-Solicitation; Intervening Events

 

The Merger Agreement requires each of the Company and Mobile Mini to convene a stockholders meeting for purposes of obtaining the necessary stockholder approvals required in connection with the Merger. In addition, subject to certain exceptions and the exercise of certain fiduciary duties, as required under applicable law, each of the Company and Mobile Mini has agreed (i) not to solicit alternative transactions or enter into discussions concerning, or provide information in connection with, any alternative transaction and (ii) that its Board of Directors will recommend that its stockholders approve and adopt the Company Proposals, the Merger and the Merger Agreement, as applicable.

 

Prior to the approval of the Company Proposals by the Company’s stockholders or the approval and adoption of the Merger and the Merger Agreement by Mobile Mini’s stockholders, as applicable, the Board of Directors of the Company or the Board of Directors of Mobile Mini, as applicable, may, in connection with (i) the receipt of a Parent Superior Proposal or a “Company Superior Proposal” (as defined in the Merger Agreement), respectively, or (ii) a Parent Intervening Event or a “Company Intervening Event” (as defined in the Merger Agreement), respectively, change its recommendation in favor of the Company Proposals or the Merger and the Merger Agreement, respectively, and, in the case of (i), enter into a definitive agreement implementing such Parent Superior Proposal or a Company Superior Proposal, as applicable, in each case, if the failure to do so would be inconsistent with its fiduciary duties and subject to complying with applicable notice requirements and other specified conditions, including giving the other party the opportunity to propose changes to the Merger Agreement in response to such Parent Superior Proposal, Company Superior Proposal, Parent Intervening Event or Company Intervening Event, as applicable.

 

Termination; Termination Fees

 

The Merger Agreement may be terminated by the Company and Mobile Mini by mutual agreement. Furthermore, either party may terminate the Merger Agreement, among other things, if (i) subject to limited exceptions, the Merger has not been consummated on or before December 1, 2020 (as extended subject to the following proviso, the “End Date”), subject to certain rights to extend such date to March 1, 2021, in order to obtain approval under the HSR Act, (ii) if there is in effect a law enacted after the date of the signing of the Merger Agreement that permanently enjoins, prevents and prohibits the consummation of the Merger and transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement and ancillary agreements and which, in the case of a judgment, order or decree, has become final and non-appealable, (iii) the required vote of Mobile Mini’s stockholders is not obtained or (iv) the required vote of the Company’s stockholders is not obtained.

 

In the event of a termination of the Merger Agreement under certain circumstances, the Company or Mobile Mini may be required to pay a termination fee to the other.

 

Mobile Mini would be required to pay the Company a termination fee of $57,086,000 if the Merger Agreement is terminated (i) by the Company prior to receipt of Mobile Mini’s stockholder approval as a result of a change in the recommendation of the Mobile Mini Board of Directors, (ii) by the Company due to Mobile Mini’s willful breach of the provisions of the Merger Agreement relating to non-solicitation of alternative transactions, or (iii) by the Company or Mobile Mini if Mobile Mini’s stockholder approval is not obtained and, at the time of termination, the Merger Agreement was terminable under clause (i) or (ii) above. In addition, Mobile Mini would be required to pay to the Company a termination fee of $57,086,000 if prior to receipt of Mobile Mini’s stockholder approval, the Mobile Mini Board of Directors authorizes Mobile Mini to enter into a definitive agreement with respect to a Company Superior Proposal, subject to certain conditions and limitations. Furthermore, Mobile Mini would be required to pay the Company a termination fee of $57,086,000 if (w) the required vote of Mobile Mini’s stockholders is not obtained, (x) prior to such vote, an alternative acquisition of Mobile Mini was publicly disclosed or announced or made known to the management or Mobile Mini’s Board of Directors and was not timely withdrawn, (y) the Merger Agreement is terminated by either party and (z) within twelve months after such termination, Mobile Mini consummates such alternative transaction or enters into an agreement for such alternative transaction (and such alternative transaction is subsequently consummated within or after twelve months of such termination). Lastly, Mobile Mini would be required to pay a termination fee of $57,086,000 if (A) the Company or Mobile Mini terminates the Merger Agreement on the basis the Merger has not been consummated on or prior to the End Date and the required vote of Mobile Mini’s stockholders has not been obtained at a meeting of Mobile Mini’s stockholders at the time of termination, (B) at or prior to the time of termination, an acquisition of Mobile Mini was publicly proposed or announced or made known to the management or Board of Directors of Mobile Mini and was not timely withdrawn, and (C) within twelve months after such termination, Mobile Mini consummates such alternative transaction or enters into an agreement for such alternative transaction (and such alternative transaction is subsequently consummated within or after twelve months of such termination).

 

 

 

 

The Company would be required to pay Mobile Mini a termination fee of $66,600,000 if the Merger Agreement is terminated (i) by Mobile Mini prior to receipt of the Company’s stockholder approval as a result of a change in the recommendation of the Company’s Board of Directors, (ii) by Mobile Mini due to the Company’s willful breach of the provisions of the Merger Agreement relating to non-solicitation of alternative transactions or any of the TDR Parties’ willful breach of the provisions of the Voting Agreement relating to non-solicitation of alternative transactions or (iii) by the Company or Mobile Mini if the Company’s stockholder approval is not obtained and, at the time of termination, the Merger Agreement was terminable under clause (i) or (ii) above. In addition, the Company would be required to pay Mobile Mini a termination fee of $66,600,000 if prior to receipt of the Company’s stockholder approval, the Company’s Board of Directors authorizes the Company to enter into a definitive agreement with respect to a Parent Superior Proposal, subject to certain conditions and limitations. Furthermore, the Company would be required to pay Mobile Mini a termination fee of $66,600,000 if (w) the required vote of the Company’s stockholders is not obtained, (x) prior to such vote, an alternative acquisition of the Company was publicly disclosed or announced or made known to the management or the Company’s Board of Directors and was not timely withdrawn, (y) the Merger Agreement is terminated by either party and (z) within twelve months after such termination, the Company consummates such alternative transaction or enters into an agreement for such alternative transaction (and such alternative transaction is subsequently consummated within or after twelve months of such termination). Lastly, the Company would be required to pay Mobile Mini a termination fee of $66,600,000 if (A) the Company or Mobile Mini terminates the Merger Agreement on the basis the Merger has not been consummated on or prior to the End Date and the required vote of the Company’s stockholders has not been obtained at a meeting of the Company’s stockholders at the time of termination, (B) at or prior to the time of termination, an acquisition of the Company was publicly proposed or announced or made known to the management or the Company’s Board of Directors and was not timely withdrawn, and (C) within twelve months after such termination, the Company consummates such alternative transaction or enters into an agreement for such alternative transaction (and such alternative transaction is subsequently consummated within or after twelve months of such termination).

 

Description of Merger Agreement Not Complete

 

The foregoing description of the Merger Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Merger Agreement, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 2.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

 

A copy of the Merger Agreement has been included to provide the Company’s stockholders, Mobile Mini’s stockholders and other security holders with information regarding its terms and is not intended to provide any factual information about the Company or Mobile Mini. The representations, warranties and covenants contained in the Merger Agreement have been made solely for the purposes of the Merger Agreement and as of specific dates; were made solely for the benefit of the parties to the Merger Agreement; are not intended as statements of fact to be relied upon by the Company’s stockholders, Mobile Mini’s stockholders or other security holders, but rather as a way of allocating the risk between the parties in the event the statements therein prove to be inaccurate; have been modified or qualified by certain confidential disclosures that were made between the parties in connection with the negotiation of the Merger Agreement, which disclosures are not reflected in the Merger Agreement itself; may no longer be true as of a given date; and may apply standards of materiality in a way that is different from what may be viewed as material by the Company’s stockholders, Mobile Mini’s stockholders or other security holders. The Company’s stockholders, Mobile Mini’s stockholders and other security holders are not third-party beneficiaries under the Merger Agreement (except, following the Effective Time, with respect to Mobile Mini’s stockholders’ right to receive the Merger Consideration and the right of holders of Mobile Mini equity awards to receive the consideration provided for such equity awards pursuant to the Merger Agreement) and should not rely on the representations, warranties and covenants or any descriptions thereof as characterizations of the actual state of facts or condition of the Company, Mobile Mini or Merger Sub. Moreover, information concerning the subject matter of the representations and warranties may change after the date of the Merger Agreement, which subsequent information may or may not be fully reflected in the Company’s or Mobile Mini’s public disclosures. The Company acknowledges that, notwithstanding the inclusion of the foregoing cautionary statements, it is responsible for considering whether additional specific disclosures of material information regarding material contractual provisions are required to make the statements in this Form 8-K not misleading. The Merger Agreement should not be read alone but should instead be read in conjunction with the other information regarding the Merger Agreement, the Merger, the Company, Mobile Mini, their respective affiliates and their respective businesses, that will be contained in, or incorporated by reference into, the Registration Statement on Form S-4 that will include a joint proxy statement of the Company and Mobile Mini and a prospectus of the Company, as well as in the Forms 10-K, Forms 10-Q, Forms 8-K and other filings that each of the Company and Mobile Mini make with the SEC.

 

 

 

 

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

 

Employment Agreements

 

Employment Agreement with Bradley Soultz

 

On March 1, 2020, in connection with the execution of the Merger Agreement, the Company entered into an employment agreement with Bradley Soultz, the CEO of the Company (the “Soultz Agreement”), which becomes effective upon, and subject to the occurrence of, the Effective Time, and provides that Mr. Soultz will continue to serve as the CEO of the Company for 24 months following the Effective Time, with no renewal provisions.

 

The Soultz Agreement provides for an annual base salary of $850,000 and that Mr. Soultz will be eligible for an annual target bonus of $1,062,500, or 125% of his base salary, and annual equity awards with a target grant date value of $2,600,000, 40% in the form of time-based restricted stock units (“RSUs”) vesting ratably over four years and 60% in the form of performance-based restricted stock units (“PSUs”) vesting over three years. In connection with the Merger, Mr. Soultz will be eligible to receive a retention award with a target grant date value of $1,250,000, 40% in the form of time-based RSUs vesting ratably over four years and 60% in the form of PSUs vesting over three years. The Soultz Agreement also includes non-compete and employment non-solicitation provisions for 12 months post-termination of employment.

 

The Soultz Agreement provides that in the event of a termination of employment without Cause (as defined in the Soultz Agreement) or due to the delivery of a notice of non-renewal of the term by the Company or a resignation for Good Reason (as defined in the Soultz Agreement), in addition to Accrued Benefits (as defined in the Soultz Agreement), Mr. Soultz will be entitled to receive (i) a cash severance payment of his continued base salary for 12 months, (ii) a pro rata portion of the annual bonus he would have received based on actual performance, (iii) his full target annual bonus for the year of termination, (iv) continued vesting of any annual equity awards for 12 months and full vesting of the retention award and any annual equity awards granted within 24 months following the Merger (based on actual performance, as applicable), (v) payments equal to the cost of continuing coverage under the Company’s health insurance plan for twelve months, and (vi) up to $25,000 in outplacement services. Mr. Soultz will be entitled to the same benefits in the event of a termination of employment without Cause or a resignation for Good Reason during the 30-month period following the Merger or the 12-month period after any subsequent Change in Control (as defined in the Soultz Agreement), except that he will receive (i) a cash severance payment equal to 1.5x the sum of his base salary at the rate in effect at the time of termination and his target bonus for the year of termination, (ii) the cost of continuing coverage under the Company’s health insurance plan for 18 months, and (iii) any outstanding equity awards will immediately vest in full upon such termination.

 

The foregoing description of the Soultz Agreement is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Soultz Agreement, which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Employment Agreement with Kelly Williams

 

On March 1, 2020, in connection with the execution of the Merger Agreement, the Company entered into an employment agreement with Kelly Williams, the President and CEO of Mobile Mini (the “Williams Agreement”), which becomes effective upon, and subject to the occurrence of, the Effective Time, and provides that Mr. Williams will serve as the President and COO of the Company for an initial term of 24 months from the Effective Time, subject to automatic renewal for successive one-year terms, unless Mr. Williams or the Company gives 90-days prior written notice of an intention not to renew the initial term or the renewal term, as applicable.

 

 

 

 

The Williams Agreement provides for an annual base salary of $700,000 and that Mr. Williams will be eligible for an annual target bonus of $700,000, or 100% of his base salary, and annual equity awards with a target grant value of 250% of his base salary, 40% in the form of time-based RSUs vesting ratably over four years and 60% in the form of PSUs vesting over three years. In connection with the Merger, Mr. Williams will receive a retention award with a grant date value of $3,000,000 in the form of time-based RSUs vesting ratably over four years. The Williams Agreement also includes non-compete and employment non-solicitation provisions for 24 months post-termination of employment.

 

The Williams Agreement provides that in the event of a termination of employment without Cause (as defined in the Williams Agreement) or due to the delivery of a notice of non-renewal of the term by the Company or a resignation for Good Reason (as defined in the Williams Agreement), in addition to Accrued Compensation (as defined in the Williams Agreement), Mr. Williams will be entitled to receive (i) two times the sum of his base salary at the highest rate in effect at any time within the 90-day period prior to and ending on the date the notice of termination is given (or the date of the Change of Control (as defined in the Williams Agreement) if such termination is within the year following a Change of Control) plus the Payment Amount (defined in the Williams Agreement as 100% of his base salary in effect during the year in which termination occurs), (ii) certain health insurance amounts for a period of 12 months (or 24 months if such termination occurs within the year following the Merger or a Change of Control), and (iii) full vesting of any equity-based awards, subject to performance targets and goals, as applicable (and, in the event the retention award was either not granted or the target amount of which was reduced, the cash value of the retention award that would have been made had it been granted in full, less the value of any portion of the retention award to the extent granted). The Williams Agreement provides that in the event of a Change in Control any outstanding equity awards will immediately vest in full with any performance targets and goals deemed satisfied at target level of performance.

 

The foregoing description of the Williams Agreement is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Williams Agreement, which is filed as Exhibit 10.2 and is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Employment Agreement with Timothy Boswell

 

On March 1, 2020, in connection with the execution of the Merger Agreement, the Company entered into an employment agreement with Timothy Boswell, the CFO of the Company (the “Boswell Agreement”), effective as of March 1, 2020 (except as otherwise indicated therein with respect to certain compensation related to the Merger), which provides that Mr. Boswell will continue to serve as the CFO of the Company for an initial term of 36 months following the later of March 1, 2020 or the Effective Time, which automatically renews for successive one-year periods, unless Mr. Boswell or the Company gives 120-days prior written notice of an intention not to renew the initial term or the renewal term, as applicable.

 

The Boswell Agreement provides for an annual base salary prior to the Merger of $460,000 and after the Merger of $525,000 and that Mr. Boswell will be eligible for an annual target bonus prior to the Merger of $326,600, or 71% of his base salary, and after the Merger of $393,750 , or 75% of annual base salary, and annual equity awards with a target grant value prior to the Merger of $713,000, or 155% of his base salary, and after the Merger of $1,050,000, or 200% of his base salary, 40% in the form of time-based RSUs vesting ratably over four years and 60% in the form of PSUs vesting over three years. In connection with the Merger, Mr. Boswell will be eligible to receive a retention award with a target grant date value of $1,000,000, 40% in the form of time-based RSUs vesting ratably over four years and 60% in the form of PSUs vesting over three years. The Boswell Agreement also includes non-compete and employment non-solicitation provisions for 12 months post-termination of employment.

 

The Boswell Agreement provides that in the event of a termination of employment without Cause (as defined in the Boswell Agreement) or due to the delivery of a notice of non-renewal of the term by the Company or a resignation for Good Reason (as defined in the Boswell Agreement), in addition to Accrued Benefits (as defined in the Boswell Agreement), Mr. Boswell will be entitled to receive (i) a cash severance payment of his continued base salary for 18 months, (ii) a pro rata portion of the annual bonus he would have received based on actual performance, (iii) his full target annual bonus for the year of termination, (iv) continued vesting of any annual equity awards for 18 months and full vesting of the retention award and any annual equity awards granted within 24 months following the Merger, (v) payments equal to the cost of continuing coverage under the Company’s health insurance plan for 12 months, and (vi) up to $25,000 in outplacement services. Mr. Boswell will be entitled to the same benefits in the event of a termination of employment without Cause or a resignation for Good Reason during the 30-month period following the Merger or the 12-month period after any subsequent Change in Control (as defined in the Boswell Agreement), except that he will receive (i) a cash severance payment equal to the sum of his continued base salary for 24 months and his target bonus for the year of termination, (ii) the cost of continuing coverage under the Company’s health insurance plan for 24 months, and (iii) any outstanding equity awards will immediately vest in full upon such termination.

 

 

 

 

The foregoing description of the Boswell Agreement is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Boswell Agreement, which is filed as Exhibit 10.3 and is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Employment Agreement with Christopher Miner

 

On March 1, 2020, in connection with the execution of the Merger Agreement, the Company entered into an employment agreement with Christopher Miner, the GC of Mobile Mini (the “Miner Agreement”), which becomes effective upon, and subject to the occurrence of, the Effective Time, and provides that Mr. Miner will serve as the Senior Vice President, GC and Secretary of the Company for an initial term of 36 months following the Effective Time, which automatically renews for successive one-year periods, unless Mr. Miner or the Company gives 120-days prior written notice of an intention not to renew the initial term or the renewal term, as applicable.

 

The Miner Agreement provides for an annual base salary of $450,000 and that Mr. Miner will be eligible for an annual target bonus of $337,500, or 75% of his base salary, and annual equity awards with a target grant date value of $540,000, or 120% of his base salary, 40% in the form of time-based RSUs vesting ratably over four years and 60% in the form of PSUs vesting over three years. In connection with the Merger, Mr. Miner will be entitled to receive a retention award with a grant date value of $212,500, 40% in the form of time-based RSUs vesting ratable over four years and 60% in the form of PSUs vesting over three years. The Miner agreement also includes non-compete and employment non-solicitation provisions for 12 months post-termination of employment.

 

The Miner Agreement provides that in the event of a termination of employment without Cause (as defined in the Miner Agreement) or due to the delivery of a notice of non-renewal of the term by the Company or a resignation for Good Reason (as defined in the Miner Agreement), in addition to Accrued Benefits (as defined in the Miner Agreement), Mr. Miner will be entitled to receive (i) a cash severance payment of his continued base salary for 12 months or 24 months if such termination occurs within one year following the Merger, (ii) a pro rata portion of the annual bonus he would have received based on actual performance, (iii) his full target annual bonus for the year of termination or two times such target annual bonus if such termination occurs within one year following the Merger, (iv) full vesting of the retention award and any annual equity awards granted within 24 months of the Merger, and (v) payments equal to the cost of continuing coverage under the Company’s health insurance plan for 12 months. Mr. Miner will be entitled to the same benefits in the event of a termination of employment without Cause or a resignation for Good Reason during the 12 month period after a Change in Control (as defined in the Miner Agreement), except that he will receive (i) a cash severance payment equal to 1.5x the sum of his base salary at the rate in effect at the time of termination and his target bonus for the year of termination, (ii) the cost of continuing coverage under the Company’s health insurance plan for 18 months, and (iii) any outstanding equity awards will immediately vest in full upon such termination.

 

The foregoing description of the Miner Agreement is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Miner Agreement, which is filed as Exhibit 10.4 and is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Employment Agreement with Hezron Lopez

 

On March 1, 2020, in connection with the execution of the Merger Agreement, the Company entered into an employment agreement with Hezron Lopez, the Vice President, GC and Corporate Secretary of the Company (the “Lopez Agreement”), which becomes effective on March 1, 2020, and provides that prior to the Merger Mr. Lopez will continue to serve as Vice President, GC and Corporate Secretary of the Company and after the Merger Mr. Lopez will serve as the Chief Human Resources Officer of the Company for an initial term of 36 months following the later of March 1, 2020 or the Effective Time, which automatically renews for successive one-year periods, unless Mr. Lopez or the Company gives 120-days prior written notice of an intention not to renew the initial term or the renewal term, as applicable.

 

The Lopez Agreement provides for an annual base salary of $425,000 and that Mr. Lopez will be eligible for an annual target bonus prior to the Merger of $255,000, or 60% of his base salary, and after the Merger of $318,750, or 75% of his base salary, and annual equity awards with a target grant date value prior to the Merger of $340,000 , or 80% of his base salary, and after the Merger of $425,000, or 100% of his base salary, 40% in the form of time-based RSUs vesting ratably over four years and 60% in the form of PSUs vesting over three years. In connection with the Merger, Mr. Lopez will be eligible to receive a retention award with a target grant date value of $212,500, 40% in the form of time-based RSUs vesting ratably over four years and 60% in the form of PSUs vesting over three years. The Lopez Agreement also includes non-compete and employment non-solicitation provisions for 12 months post-termination.

 

 

 

 

The Lopez Agreement provides that in the event of a termination of employment without Cause (as defined in the Lopez Agreement) or due to the delivery of a notice of non-renewal of the term by the Company or a resignation for Good Reason (as defined in the Lopez Agreement), in addition to Accrued Benefits (as defined in the Lopez Agreement), Mr. Lopez will be entitled to receive (i) a cash severance payment of his continued base salary for 12 months, (ii) a pro rata portion of the annual bonus he would have received based on actual performance, (iii) his full target bonus for the year of termination, (iv) continued vesting of any annual equity awards for 12 months and full vesting of the retention award and any annual equity awards granted within 24 months of the Merger, (v) payments equal to the cost of continuing coverage under the Company’s health insurance plan for 12 months, and (vi) up to $25,000 in outplacement services. Mr. Lopez will be entitled to the same benefits in the event of a termination of employment without Cause or a resignation for Good Reason during the 30-month period following the Merger or the 12-month period after any subsequent Change in Control (as defined in the Lopez Agreement), except that he will receive (i) a cash severance payment equal to 1.5x the sum of his base salary at the rate in effect at the time of termination and his target bonus for the year of termination, (ii) the cost of continuing coverage under the Company’s health insurance plan for 18 months, and (iii) any outstanding equity awards will immediately vest in full upon such termination.

 

The foregoing description of the Lopez Agreement is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Lopez Agreement, which is filed as Exhibit 10.5 and is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Director Resignation

 

As contemplated by the Merger Agreement and to facilitate the formation of the new Board of Directors of the Company at the Effective Time, on March 1, 2020, each of Mr. Gerard E. Holthaus, Ms. Rebecca L. Owen, Mr. Mark S. Bartlett, Mr. Garry Lindsay, Mr. Stephen Robertson, Mr. Jeff Sagansky and Mr. Bradley L. Soultz, all of the directors on the Company’s Board of Directors, delivered executed letters of resignation (the “Resignation Letters”). The Resignation Letters are of no force and effect until the Effective Time. If the Merger does not occur and the Merger Agreement is terminated in accordance with its terms, the Resignation Letters shall be of no force and effect.

 

Item 5.08Shareholder Director Nominations.

 

As a result of the Company’s entry into the Merger Agreement and to facilitate the timely completion of the Merger, the Board has established May 11, 2020 as the date of the Company’s 2020 annual meeting of stockholders (the “2020 Annual Meeting”). The Board has set the close of business on March 16, 2020, as the record date for determining stockholders who are eligible to receive notice of and vote at the 2020 Annual Meeting. The Company will publish additional details regarding the exact time, location and matters to be voted on at the 2020 Annual Meeting in the Company’s proxy statement for the 2020 Annual Meeting. Because the date of the 2020 Annual Meeting represents a change of more than 30 days from the anniversary date of the Company’s 2019 annual meeting of stockholders (the “2019 Annual Meeting”), the deadlines for stockholders to submit proposals and nominations of directors as set forth in the Company’s definitive proxy statement for the 2019 Annual Meeting are no longer effective.

 

Under the Company’s bylaws (the “Bylaws”), in order for stockholder proposals and director nominations to be presented at the 2020 Annual Meeting (other than by means of inclusion of proxy access nominations and stockholder proposal in the proxy materials under Rule 14a-8 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), which are each described below), written notice must be received by the Company not later than the close of business on March 15, 2020. Such notice must comply with the procedural and content requirements of the Bylaws.

 

Under the Bylaws, in order for proxy access nominations to be included in the Company’s proxy materials and presented at the 2020 Annual Meeting, written notice must be received by the Company not later than the close of business on March 15, 2020. Such notice must comply with the procedural and content requirements of the Bylaws.

 

Stockholder proposals intended for inclusion in the Company’s definitive proxy statement for the 2020 Annual Meeting pursuant to Rule 14a-8 under the Exchange Act must be received by the Company not later than the close of business on March 15, 2020 (which the Company believes is a reasonable time before it begins to print and send its proxy materials).

 

As contemplated by the Merger Agreement, separate from and subsequent to the 2020 Annual Meeting, the Company will convene a special stockholders meeting for the purpose of obtaining the necessary stockholder approval of the Company Proposals.

 

 

 

 

Cautionary Statement

 

This report contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that are subject to risks and uncertainties and are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The words “estimates,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “forecasts,” “projects,” “plans,” “intends,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “could,” “shall,” “continue,” “outlook” and variations of these words and similar expressions (or the negative thereof) identify forward-looking statements, which are generally not historical in nature. Certain of these forward-looking statements relate to the proposed business combination (the “Proposed Transaction”) involving the Company and Mobile Mini, including: expected scale; operating efficiency; stockholder, employee and customer benefits; key assumptions; timing of closing; the amount and timing of revenue and expense synergies; future financial benefits and operating results; and integration spend, which reflects management’s beliefs, expectations and objectives as of the date hereof. Achievement of the expressed beliefs, expectations and objectives is subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those beliefs, expectations or objectives. These forward-looking statements are only estimates, assumptions and projections, and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of the Company and Mobile Mini.

 

Important Proposed Transaction-related factors that may cause such differences include, but are not limited to: the risk that expected revenue, expense and other synergies from the Proposed Transaction may not be fully realized or may take longer to realize than expected; the parties are unable to successfully implement their integration strategies; the inherent uncertainty associated with financial or other projections; failure of the parties to satisfy the closing conditions in the merger agreement in a timely manner or at all, including stockholder and regulatory approvals; the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could give rise to the termination of the merger agreement; the possibility that the Proposed Transaction may be more expensive to complete than anticipated, including as a result of unexpected factors or events; and disruptions to the parties’ businesses and financial condition as a result of the announcement and pendency of the Proposed Transaction. Other important factors include: the parties’ ability to manage growth and execute their business plan; their estimates of the size of the markets for their products; the rate and degree of market acceptance of their products; the success of other competing modular space and portable storage solutions that exist or may become available; rising costs adversely affecting their profitability (including cost increases resulting from tariffs); general economic and market conditions impacting demand for their products and services; the value of the Company’s shares to be issued in the Proposed Transaction; the parties’ capital structure, levels of indebtedness and availability of credit; expected financing transactions undertaken in connection with the Proposed Transaction; third party contracts containing consent and/or other provisions that may be triggered by the Proposed Transaction; the ability to retain and hire key personnel and uncertainties arising from leadership changes; the response of business partners as a result of the announcement and pendency of the Proposed Transaction; the diversion of management attention from business operations to the Proposed Transaction; the ability to implement and maintain an effective system of internal controls; potential litigation and regulatory matters involving the combined company; implementation of tax reform; the intended qualification of the Proposed Transaction as a tax-free reorganization; the changes in political conditions in the U.S. and other countries in which the parties operate, including U.S. trade policies or the U.K.’s withdrawal from the European Union; and such other risks and uncertainties described in the periodic reports the Company and Mobile Mini file with the SEC from time to time including the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019, which was filed with the SEC on March 2, 2020 and Mobile Mini’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019, which was filed with the SEC on February 3, 2020, both of which are available through the SEC’s EDGAR system at www.sec.gov.

 

Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements as the information in this report speaks only as of the date of this report or such earlier date as specified herein. The Company and Mobile Mini disclaim any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. Investors should not assume that any lack of update to a previously issued “forward-looking statement” constitutes a reaffirmation of that statement. All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to the Company, Mobile Mini or any person acting on behalf of either party are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements referenced above.

 

 

 

 

Important Information About the Proposed Transaction

 

Additional Information

 

In connection with the Proposed Transaction, the Company will file a registration statement on Form S-4, which will include a document that serves as a prospectus of the Company and a joint proxy statement of the Company and Mobile Mini (the “joint proxy statement/prospectus”), and each party will file other documents regarding the Proposed Transaction with the SEC. No offering of securities shall be made, except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS AND OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY, IF AND WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE, BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION THAT STOCKHOLDERS SHOULD CONSIDER BEFORE MAKING ANY DECISION REGARDING THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION. A definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus will be sent to the Company’s stockholders and Mobile Mini’s stockholders. Investors and security holders will be able to obtain these documents (if and when available) free of charge from the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. The documents filed by the Company with the SEC may also be obtained free of charge from the Company by requesting them by mail at WillScot Corporation, 901 S. Bond Street, Suite 600, Baltimore, Maryland 21231. The documents filed by Mobile Mini may also be obtained free of charge from Mobile Mini by requesting them by mail at Mobile Mini, Inc. 4646 E. Van Buren Street, Suite 400, Phoenix, Arizona 85008.

 

 

Participants in the Solicitation

 

The Company, Mobile Mini, their respective directors and executive officers and other members of management and employees and certain of their respective significant stockholders may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies in respect of the Proposed Transaction. Information about the Company’s directors and executive officers is available in the Company’s proxy statement, dated April 30, 2019 for the 2019 Annual Meeting, the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019, which was filed with the SEC on March 2, 2020, and the Company’s Current Reports on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on May 17, 2019 and June 19, 2019. Information about Mobile Mini’s directors and executive officers is available in Mobile Mini’s proxy statement, dated March 12, 2019 for its 2019 Annual Meeting of Stockholders and Mobile Mini’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019, which was filed with the SEC on February 3, 2020. Information regarding the persons who may, under the rules of the SEC, be deemed participants in the proxy solicitation and a description of their direct and indirect interests, by security holding or otherwise, will be contained in the joint proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant materials to be filed with the SEC regarding the Proposed Transaction when they become available. Investors should read the joint proxy statement/prospectus carefully when it becomes available before making any voting or investment decisions. You may obtain free copies of these documents from the SEC, the Company or Mobile Mini as indicated above.

 

No Offer or Solicitation

 

This report shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offering of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

 

Item 9.01Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d)Exhibits

 

Exhibit No.   Exhibit Description
2.1*   Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of March 1, 2020, by and among WillScot Corporation, Picasso Merger Sub, Inc. and Mobile Mini, Inc.
     
10.1   Employment Agreement, dated as of March 1, 2020, by and between WillScot Corporation and Bradley Soultz
     
10.2   Employment Agreement, dated as of March 1, 2020, by and between WillScot Corporation and Kelly Williams
     
10.3   Employment Agreement, dated as of March 1, 2020, by and between WillScot Corporation and Timothy Boswell
     
10.4   Employment Agreement, dated as of March 1, 2020, by and between WillScot Corporation and Christopher Miner
     
10.5   Employment Agreement, dated as of March 1, 2020, by and between WillScot Corporation and Hezron Lopez
     
104   Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)

 

* Schedules have been omitted pursuant to Item 601(a)(5) of Regulation S-K. The Company hereby undertakes to furnish copies of any of the omitted schedules upon request by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

 

 

 

 

SIGNATURE

 

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

 

  WillScot Corporation
   
Dated: March 5, 2020 By: /s/ HEZRON TIMOTHY LOPEZ
     
    Name: Hezron Timothy Lopez
     
    Title: Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

 

 

 

 

Exhibit 2.1

 

AGREEMENT AND PLAN OF MERGER
DATED AS OF MARCH 1, 2020

BY AND AMONG

 

WILLSCOT CORPORATION

 

PICASSO MERGER SUB, INC.

 

and

 

MOBILE MINI, INC.

 

 

 

 

 

contents

 

Clause     Page
1. Definitions 2
  1.1 Definitions 2
  1.2 Other Definitional and Interpretative Provisions 13
2. Closing; Merger 13
  2.1 Closing 13
  2.2 The Merger 14
  2.3 Conversion of Shares 14
  2.4 Surrender and Payment 15
  2.5 Company Equity Awards 17
  2.6 Adjustments 18
  2.7 Fractional Shares 18
  2.8 Withholding Rights 18
  2.9 Lost Certificates 19
  2.10 Further Assurances 19
3. Organizational Documents; Directors and Officers 19
  3.1 Certificate of Incorporation and Bylaws of the Surviving Corporation 19
  3.2 Directors and Officers of the Surviving Corporation 19
  3.3 Certificate of Incorporation, Bylaws, Name and Ticker Symbol of Parent 20
  3.4 Significant Stockholder Shares 20
4. Representations and Warranties of the Company 20
  4.1 Corporate Existence and Power 20
  4.2 Corporate Authorization 21
  4.3 Governmental Authorization 21
  4.4 Non-contravention 21
  4.5 Capitalization 22
  4.6 Subsidiaries 23
  4.7 Regulatory Reports, SEC Filings and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act 24
  4.8 Financial Statements and Financial Matters 25
  4.9 Disclosure Documents 26
  4.10 Absence of Certain Changes 26
  4.11 No Undisclosed Material Liabilities 26
  4.12 Litigation 27
  4.13 Permits 27
  4.14 Compliance with Applicable Laws 27
  4.15 Material Contracts 28
  4.16 Taxes 30
  4.17 Employees and Employee Benefit Plans 31
  4.18 Labor Matters 33
  4.19 Intellectual Property and Information Technology 34
  4.20 Environmental Matters 35
  4.21 Insurance 36
  4.22 Properties 36
  4.23 Transactions with Affiliates 36
  4.24 Antitakeover Statutes 36
  4.25 Opinion of Financial Advisors 37
  4.26 Finders’ Fees 37

 

 

 

 

  4.27 No Ownership of Parent Common Stock 37
  4.28 No Rights Plan 37
  4.29 No Other Company Representations and Warranties 38
5. Representations and Warranties of Parent 38
  5.1 Corporate Existence and Power 38
  5.2 Corporate Authorization 39
  5.3 Governmental Authorization 39
  5.4 Non-contravention 40
  5.5 Capitalization 40
  5.6 Subsidiaries 42
  5.7 Regulatory Reports, SEC Filings and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act 42
  5.8 Financial Statements and Financial Matters 44
  5.9 Disclosure Documents 44
  5.10 Absence of Certain Changes 45
  5.11 No Undisclosed Material Liabilities 45
  5.12 Litigation 45
  5.13 Permits 45
  5.14 Compliance with Applicable Laws 46
  5.15 Material Contracts 47
  5.16 Taxes 49
  5.17 Employees and Employee Benefit Plans 50
  5.18 Labor Matters 51
  5.19 Intellectual Property and Information Technology 52
  5.20 Environmental Matters 53
  5.21 Insurance 54
  5.22 Properties 54
  5.23 Transactions with Affiliates 54
  5.24 Antitakeover Statutes 55
  5.25 Opinion of Financial Advisor 55
  5.26 Finders’ Fees 55
  5.27 No Ownership of Company Common Stock 55
  5.28 Financing 56
  5.29 No Other Parent Representations and Warranties 56
6. Covenants of the Company 57
  6.1 Conduct of the Company 57
  6.2 Access to Information; Confidentiality 60
  6.3 No Solicitation by the Company 61
7. Covenants of Parent 64
  7.1 Conduct of Parent 64
  7.2 No Solicitation by Parent 67
  7.3 Obligations of Merger Sub and the Surviving Corporation 71
  7.4 Director and Officer Liability 71
  7.5 Employee Matters 72
  7.6 Access to Information; Confidentiality 73
8. Covenants of Parent and the Company 74
  8.1 Reasonable Best Efforts 74
  8.2 Certain Filings; SEC Matters 77
  8.3 Stockholder Meetings 78
  8.4 Financing and Financing Cooperation 79

 

 

 

 

  8.5 Redemptions of Company Notes 82
  8.6 Public Announcements 82
  8.7 Notices of Certain Events 83
  8.8 Section 16 Matters 83
  8.9 Transaction Litigation 83
  8.10 Stock Exchange Delisting 84
  8.11 Governance Matters 84
  8.12 Post-Closing Contribution 85
  8.13 State Takeover Statutes 86
  8.14 Tax Matters 86
9. Conditions to the Merger 86
  9.1 Conditions to the Obligations of Each Party 86
  9.2 Conditions to the Obligations of Parent and Merger Sub 87
  9.3 Conditions to the Obligations of the Company 88
10. Termination 89
  10.1 Termination 89
  10.2 Effect of Termination 91
  10.3 Termination Fees 91
11. Miscellaneous 94
  11.1 Notices 94
  11.2 Survival 95
  11.3 Amendments and Waivers 95
  11.4 Expenses 95
  11.5 Disclosure Schedule References and SEC Document References 96
  11.6 Binding Effect; Benefit; Assignment 96
  11.7 Governing Law 96
  11.8 Jurisdiction/Venue 96
  11.9 WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL 97
  11.10 Counterparts; Effectiveness 97
  11.11 Entire Agreement 97
  11.12 Severability 97
  11.13 Specific Performance 98
  11.14 No Recourse; Limitation of Liability 98

 

Exhibits  
Exhibit A Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Surviving Corporation
Exhibit B Parent Charter Amendment
Exhibit C Amended and Restated Bylaws of Parent
Exhibit D Certificate of Merger
Exhibit E Form of Voting Agreement
Exhibit F Shareholders Agreement
Exhibit G-1 Audit Committee Charter
Exhibit G-2 Compensation Committee Charter
Exhibit G-3 Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Charter
Exhibit G-4 Related Party Transaction Committee Charter

Exhibit G-5

Securities Trading Policy

 

 

 

 

AGREEMENT AND PLAN OF MERGER

 

This AGREEMENT AND PLAN OF MERGER (this “Agreement”), dated as of March 1, 2020, is by and among WillScot Corporation, a Delaware corporation (“Parent”), Picasso Merger Sub, Inc., a Delaware corporation and a wholly owned direct Subsidiary of Parent (“Merger Sub”), and Mobile Mini, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”).

 

WHEREAS, the Board of Directors of the Company has unanimously (a) determined that this Agreement and the Transactions (including the Merger) are fair to and in the best interests of the Company’s stockholders; (b) approved, adopted and declared advisable this Agreement and the Transactions (including the Merger); (c) directed that the approval and adoption of this Agreement (including the Merger) be submitted to a vote at a meeting of the Company’s stockholders; and (d) recommended the approval and adoption of this Agreement (including the Merger) by the Company’s stockholders;

 

WHEREAS, the Board of Directors of Parent, acting upon the unanimous recommendation of a special committee of the Board of Directors of Parent consisting only of independent and disinterested directors of Parent (the “Parent Special Committee”), has unanimously (a) determined that this Agreement and the Transactions (including the Parent Share Issuance and the Parent Charter Amendment) are fair to and in the best interests of Parent’s stockholders; (b) approved, adopted and declared advisable this Agreement and the Transactions (including the Parent Share Issuance and the Parent Charter Amendment); (c) directed that the Parent Share Issuance and the Parent Charter Amendment be submitted to a vote at a meeting of Parent’s stockholders; and (d) recommended the approval of the Parent Share Issuance and the Parent Charter Amendment by Parent’s stockholders;

 

WHEREAS, the Board of Directors of Merger Sub has unanimously (a) determined that this Agreement and the Transactions (including the Merger) are fair to and in the best interests of the sole stockholder of Merger Sub; (b) approved, adopted and declared advisable this Agreement and the Transactions (including the Merger); (c) directed that this Agreement (including the Merger) be submitted for approval and adoption by the sole stockholder of Merger Sub; and (d) recommended the approval and adoption of this Agreement (including the Merger) by the sole stockholder of Merger Sub;

 

WHEREAS, the parties intend that the Merger will qualify as a reorganization within the meaning of Section 368(a) of the Code and the treasury regulations promulgated thereunder (the “Treasury Regulations”) and that this Agreement be, and hereby is, adopted as a “plan of reorganization” for purposes of Section 368 of the Code and the Treasury Regulations thereunder;

 

WHEREAS, concurrently with the execution and delivery of this Agreement, and as a condition to the willingness of the Company to enter into this Agreement, Sapphire Holding S.à r.l., a Luxembourg société à responsabilité limitée (the “Significant Stockholder”) is entering into a voting agreement with the Company in the form attached hereto as Exhibit E (the “Voting Agreement”) pursuant to which, among other things, the Significant Stockholder is agreeing, subject to the terms of the Voting Agreement, to vote all shares of Parent Common Stock owned by such Significant Stockholder in favour of the Parent Share Issuance and the Parent Charter Amendment;

 

WHEREAS, as a condition to the willingness of the parties to enter into this Agreement, Parent and the Significant Stockholder shall enter into a shareholders agreement at Closing in the form attached hereto as Exhibit F (the “Shareholders Agreement”) setting forth certain rights and obligations of Significant Stockholder and Parent;

 

WHEREAS, concurrently with the execution and delivery of this Agreement, and as a condition to the willingness of the parties to enter into this Agreement, certain executive officers of Parent and the Company are respectively entering into employment agreements with Parent, to be effective as of the Closing Date; and

 

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WHEREAS, the Company, Parent and Merger Sub desire to make certain representations, warranties, covenants and agreements specified in this Agreement in connection with the Merger and to prescribe certain conditions to the Merger.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the foregoing and the representations, warranties, covenants and agreements contained in this Agreement, the parties agree as follows:

 

1.Definitions
  
1.1Definitions.

 

As used in this Agreement, the following terms have the following meanings:

 

Affiliate” means, with respect to any Person, any other Person directly or indirectly controlling, controlled by, or under common control with such Person.

 

Ancillary Agreements” means the Voting Agreement and the Shareholders Agreement.

 

Anti-Bribery Legislation” means all and any of the following: the FCPA; the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions and related implementing legislation; the relevant common law or legislation in England and Wales relating to bribery and/or corruption, including the Public Bodies Corrupt Practices Act 1889, the Prevention of Corruption Act 1906 as supplemented by the Prevention of Corruption Act 1916 and the Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001, the Bribery Act 2010, the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, and any other applicable anti-bribery or anti-corruption related provisions in criminal and anti-competition Laws and/or other Applicable Laws relating to bribery or corruption.

 

Antitrust Laws” shall mean the Sherman Act of 1890, the Clayton Act of 1914, the Federal Trade Commission Act of 1914, the HSR Act and all other federal, state and foreign Applicable Laws in effect from time to time that are designed or intended to prohibit, restrict or regulate actions having the purpose or effect of monopolization or restraint of trade.

 

Applicable Law(s)” means, with respect to any Person, any Law that is binding upon or applicable to such Person or any of such Person’s properties or assets. References to “Applicable Law” or “Applicable Laws” shall be deemed to include Antitrust Laws.

 

Business Day” means a day, other than Saturday, Sunday or other day on which commercial banks in New York, New York are authorized or required by Applicable Law to close.

 

Code” means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.

 

Collective Bargaining Agreement” means any written or oral agreement, memorandum of understanding or other contractual obligation between the Company or Parent or any of their Subsidiaries, as applicable, and any labor organization or other authorized employee representative representing Company Service Providers or Parent Service Providers, as applicable.

 

Company Acquisition Proposal” means (A) any proposal or offer for or with respect to a merger, consolidation, business combination, recapitalization, binding share exchange, joint venture, scheme of arrangement or other similar transaction involving the Company or any of its Subsidiaries with respect to assets that, taken together, constitute more than 20% of the Company’s consolidated assets, (B) any proposal or offer (including tender or exchange offers) to acquire in any manner, directly or indirectly, in one or more transactions, more than 20% of the issued and outstanding Company Common Stock or securities of the Company representing more than 20% of the voting power of the Company or (C) any proposal or offer to acquire in any manner (including the acquisition of equity securities in any Subsidiary of the Company), directly or indirectly, in one or more transactions, assets or businesses of the Company or its Subsidiaries, including pursuant to a joint venture, representing more than 20% of the consolidated assets, revenues or net income of the Company, in each case, other than the Transactions.

 

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Company Balance Sheet” means the consolidated balance sheet of the Company and its Subsidiaries as of December 31, 2019, and the footnotes to such consolidated balance sheet, in each case set forth in the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019.

 

Company Balance Sheet Date” means December 31, 2019.

 

Company Common Stock” means the common stock, par value $0.01, of the Company.

 

Company Credit Agreement” means that certain Second Amended and Restated ABL Credit Agreement among the Company, the other borrowers and guarantors party thereto, the various lenders party thereto and Deutsche Bank AG New York Branch, as administrative agent, dated as of March 22, 2019.

 

Company Disclosure Schedule” means the Company Disclosure Schedule delivered to Parent on the date of this Agreement.

 

Company Employee Plan” means any Employee Plan (a) that is sponsored, maintained, administered, contributed to or entered into by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries for the current or future benefit of any Company Service Provider, or (b) for which the Company or any of its Subsidiaries has any direct or indirect liability.

 

Company Equity Awards” means Company Stock Options and Company Restricted Stock Awards.

 

Company International Plan” means any Company Employee Plan that is not a Company U.S. Plan.

 

Company IT Systems” means any and all Software, hardware, servers, networks and other information technology and data communications infrastructure, equipment, systems and services that are owned, leased, licensed or used by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries.

 

Company Material Adverse Effect” means any event, circumstance, development, occurrence, change or effect that, individually or in the aggregate, is or would reasonably be expected to result in a material adverse effect on (x) the condition (financial or otherwise), assets, liabilities, business or results of operations of the Company and its Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, or (y) the ability of the Company and its Subsidiaries to consummate the Closing (including the Merger) on the terms set forth herein by the End Date, or to perform their agreements or covenants hereunder; provided that no event, circumstance, development, occurrence, change or effect to the extent resulting from, arising out of, or relating to any of the following shall be deemed to constitute, or shall be taken into account in determining whether there has been, a Company Material Adverse Effect, or whether a Company Material Adverse Effect would reasonably be expected to occur: (a) any changes after the date hereof in general United States or global economic conditions, including changes in United States or global securities, credit, financial, debt or other capital markets; (b) any changes after the date hereof in conditions generally affecting the industry in which the Company and its Subsidiaries operate; (c) changes in national or international political conditions (including any outbreak or escalation of hostilities, any acts of war or terrorism or any other national or international calamity, crisis or emergency) or in general economic, business, regulatory, political or market conditions or in national or international financial markets; (d) natural disasters or calamities; (e) any decline, in and of itself, in the market price or trading volume of the Company Common Stock (it being understood and agreed that the foregoing shall not preclude Parent from asserting that any facts or occurrences giving rise to or contributing to such decline that are not otherwise excluded from the definition of Company Material Adverse Effect should be deemed to constitute, or be taken into account in determining whether there has been, or would reasonably be expected to be, a Company Material Adverse Effect); (f) any failure, in and of itself, by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries to meet any internal or published projections, forecasts, estimates or predictions in respect of revenues, earnings or other financial or operating metrics for any period (it being understood and agreed that the foregoing shall not preclude Parent from asserting that any facts or occurrences giving rise to or contributing to such failure that are not otherwise excluded from the definition of Company Material Adverse Effect should be deemed to constitute, or be taken into account in determining whether there has been, or would reasonably be expected to be, a Company Material Adverse Effect); (g) the execution and delivery of this Agreement, the public announcement or the pendency of this Agreement (it being understood and agreed that the foregoing shall not apply with respect to any representation or warranty that is intended to address the consequences of the execution and delivery of this Agreement or the public announcement or the pendency of this Agreement); (h) any changes after the date hereof in any Applicable Law or GAAP; (i) any action required by a Governmental Authority pursuant to Antitrust Laws in connection with the Transactions that does not constitute a Regulatory Adverse Effect; or (j) any action or omission taken by the Company pursuant to the written consent or request of Parent, except in the case of each of clause (a), (b), (c), (d) or (h), to the extent that any such event, circumstance, development, occurrence, change or effect has a materially disproportionate adverse effect on the Company and its Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, relative to the adverse effect such event, circumstance, development, occurrence, change or effect has on other companies operating in the industry in which the Company and its Subsidiaries operate.

 

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Company Notes Indenture” means the indenture, dated as of May 9, 2016, by and among the Company, the guarantors party thereto and Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas as trustee.

 

Company Owned IP” means all Registered Company IP and all other material Intellectual Property owned or purported to be owned by the Company or its Subsidiaries.

 

Company Service Provider” means any director, officer, employee or individual independent contractor of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries.

 

Company Stock Plans” means the Company 1999 Stock Option Plan and the Company Amended and Restated Equity Incentive Plan, as amended from time to time.

 

Company U.S. Plan” means any Company Employee Plan that covers Company Service Providers located primarily within the United States.

 

Consent” means any consent, approval, waiver, license, permit, variance, exemption, franchise, clearance, authorization, acknowledgment, Order or other confirmation.

 

Contract” means any written or oral contract, agreement, obligation, understanding or instrument, lease or license.

 

Employee Plan” means any (a) “employee benefit plan” as defined in Section 3(3) of ERISA (whether or not subject to ERISA); (b) compensation, employment, consulting, severance, termination protection, change in control, transaction bonus, retention or similar plan, agreement, arrangement, program or policy; or (c) other plan, agreement, arrangement, program or policy providing for compensation, bonuses, profit-sharing, equity or equity-based compensation or other forms of incentive or deferred compensation, vacation benefits, insurance (including any self-insured arrangement), medical, dental, vision, prescription or fringe benefits, life insurance, relocation or expatriate benefits, perquisites, disability or sick leave benefits, employee assistance program, workers’ compensation, supplemental unemployment benefits or post-employment or retirement benefits (including compensation, pension, health, medical or insurance benefits), in each case whether or not written.

 

Environmental Claims” means any and all administrative, regulatory, judicial or arbitral suits, actions, claims, other proceedings, demands, investigations, judgments, penalties, directives, Liens or notices of noncompliance or violation by or from any Person alleging Environmental Liability or otherwise related to Environmental Law or Hazardous Substances.

 

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Environmental Law” means any Applicable Law relating to (a) the protection, preservation or restoration of the environment (including air, surface water, groundwater, drinking water supply, surface land, subsurface land, plant and animal life or any other natural resource), (b) worker health and safety or (c) the exposure to, or the use, storage, recycling, treatment, generation, transportation, processing, handling, labeling, production, Release or disposal of Hazardous Substances.

 

Environmental Liability” means any obligation, liability, fine, penalty, judgment, award, settlement, loss, damage, cost, fee (including attorneys’ and consultants’ fees), expense, or disbursement that is related to: exposure to, or the use, storage, recycling, treatment, generation, transportation, processing, handling, labeling, production. Release or disposal of, Hazardous Substances or (b) any Environmental Laws or any Order, consent, decree, writ, injunction or judgment issued or otherwise imposed by any Governmental Entity under Environmental Law.

 

Environmental Permits” means all permits, licenses, franchises, consents (including consents required by Contract), variances, exemptions, Orders, certificates, approvals and other similar authorizations of Governmental Authorities required by or issued pursuant to Environmental Law.

 

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

 

ERISA Affiliate” means, with respect to any entity, any other entity that, together with such entity, would be treated as a single employer under Section 414 of the Code.

 

FCPA” means the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977.

 

Filing” means any registration, petition, statement, application, schedule, form, declaration, notice, notification, report, submission or other filing.

 

Financing” means debt financing contemplated by the Commitment Letter.

 

Financing Sources” means the Persons, including each agent, arranger, Lender and other entities that have committed to provide or have otherwise entered into agreements (including any Commitment Letter or Financing Document), in each case, in connection with all or any part of the Financing or any Alternative Financing or other financing in connection with the Transactions, including the parties to any commitment letters, engagement letters, joinder agreements, indentures, credit agreements or loan agreements relating thereto, including the Lenders, together with their respective Affiliates and each officer, director, employee, partner, controlling person, advisor, attorney, agent and representative of each such Person or Affiliate and their respective successors and assigns; it being understood that Parent, Merger Sub, Company and/or any of their respective Affiliates shall not be Financing Sources for any purposes hereunder.

 

GAAP” means United States generally accepted accounting principles in effect from time to time.

 

Government Official” means any public or elected official or officer, employee (regardless of rank), or person acting on behalf of a national, provincial, or local Governmental Authority, including a department, agency, instrumentality, state-owned or state-controlled company, public international organization (e.g., the United Nations, World Bank), or non-U.S. political party, non-U.S. party official or any candidate for political office. Officers, employees (regardless of rank), or Persons acting on behalf of an entity that is financed in large measure through public appropriations, is widely perceived to be performing government functions, or has its key officers and directors appointed by a government.

 

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Governmental Authority” means any transnational, domestic or foreign federal, state or local governmental, regulatory or administrative authority, department, court, agency, instrumentality or commission, including any political subdivision thereof, or any non-governmental self-regulatory agency, commission or authority, including any arbitrator.

 

Group” means a “group” as defined in Section 13(d) of the Securities Exchange Act.

 

Hazardous Substance” means any substance, material or waste that is listed, defined, designated, classified or regulated as hazardous, toxic, radioactive, dangerous or a “pollutant” or “contaminant” or words of similar meaning under any Applicable Law relating to the environment or natural resources, including petroleum or any derivative or by product thereof, radon, radioactive material, asbestos or asbestos-containing material, urea formaldehyde, foam insulation or polychlorinated biphenyls.

 

Holdings” means Williams Scotsman Holdings Corp., a Delaware corporation.

 

Holdings Exchange Agreement” means that certain Exchange Agreement dated as of November 29, 2017 by and among Parent, Holdings, Algeco Scotsman Global S.à r.l., a Luxembourg société à responsabilité limitée and Algeco Scotsman Holdings Kft., a Hungarian limited liability company, and, pursuant to that certain Joinder Agreement dated as of December 6, 2017, the Significant Stockholder (as permitted transferee of each of Algeco Scotsman Global S.à r.l. and Algeco Scotsman Holdings Kft.).

 

Holdings Shareholders Agreement” means that certain Shareholders Agreement dated as of November 29, 2017 by and among Parent, Holdings, Algeco Scotsman Global S.à r.l., a Luxembourg société à responsabilité limitée and Algeco Scotsman Holdings Kft., a Hungarian limited liability company, and, pursuant to that certain Joinder Agreement dated as of December 6, 2017, the Significant Stockholder (as permitted transferee of each of Algeco Scotsman Global S.à r.l. and Algeco Scotsman Holdings Kft.).

 

HSR Act” means the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976.

 

Indebtedness” means, with respect to a Person, as at a specified date, without duplication, all (a) obligations for borrowed money of such Person and its Subsidiaries, if applicable, including with respect to Parent, the Parent Credit Agreement and with respect to the Company, the Company Credit Agreement; (b) long or short-term obligations evidenced by notes (including, in the case of the Company, the Company Notes), bonds, debentures or other similar instruments; (c) obligations under any interest rate, currency swap or other hedging agreement or arrangement; (d) capital lease obligations; (e) obligations under any letter of credit, performance bonds, banker’s acceptance or similar credit transactions; (f) customer deposits; (g) guaranties of all or any part of the indebtedness of the type referred to in the foregoing clauses (a) through (f) of any other Person; and (h) any unpaid interest, prepayment penalties, premiums, costs and fees that would arise or become due as a result of the prepayment of any of the obligations referred to in the foregoing clauses (a) through (g).

 

Intellectual Property” means any and all of the following, whether or not registered, and all rights therein, arising in the United States or any other jurisdiction throughout the world: (a) trademarks, service marks, trade names, certification marks, logos, trade dress, brand names, corporate names, Internet account names (including social networking and media names) and other indicia of origin, together with all goodwill associated therewith or symbolized thereby, and all registrations and applications relating to the foregoing; (b) patents and pending patent applications and all divisions, continuations, continuations-in-part, reissues, reexaminations, and any extensions thereof; (c) registered and unregistered copyrights (including those in software), all registrations and applications to register the same, and all renewals, extensions, reversions and restorations thereof; (d) trade secrets and rights in confidential technology and information (including know-how, inventions, schematics, drawings, techniques, protocols, improvements, processes, formulae, models, methodologies, customer and supplier lists, pricing and cost information, and business and marketing plans and proposals) (collectively, “Trade Secrets”); (e) rights in databases and data collections (including knowledge databases, and customer databases); (f) Internet domain name registration; (g) other similar types of proprietary or intellectual property; and (h) claims or causes of action arising out of or related to any past, present and future infringement, misappropriation or other violation of any of the foregoing.

 

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IRS” means the Internal Revenue Service.

 

knowledge” of any Person that is not an individual means the knowledge, after reasonable inquiry, of those officers of the Company or Parent, as the case may be, set forth in Section‎ ‎1.1(a) of the Company Disclosure Schedule or Section ‎1.1(a) of the Parent Disclosure Schedule, as applicable.

 

Law” means any U.S. or non-U.S. federal, state or local law (statutory, common or otherwise), constitution, treaty, convention, ordinance, code, rule, regulation, policy, guideline, executive order, Order or other similar requirement enacted, adopted, promulgated or applied by a Governmental Authority, in each case as amended or supplemented from time to time and including any rules, regulations or interpretations promulgated thereunder.

 

Lenders” means each of Bank of America, N.A., BofA Securities, Inc., Deutsche Bank AG New York Branch, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.

 

Lien” means, with respect to any property or asset, any mortgage, lien, license, pledge, charge, security interest, encumbrance or other adverse claim of any kind in respect of such property or asset.

 

NASDAQ” means The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC, or any successor thereto.

 

OFAC” means the Office of Foreign Asset Control of the U.S. Department of the Treasury or any successor thereto.

 

Order” means any order, writ, decree, judgment, award, injunction, ruling, settlement or stipulation issued, promulgated, made, rendered or entered into by or with any Governmental Authority or arbitrator (in each case, whether temporary, preliminary or permanent).

 

Parent Acquisition Proposal” means (A) any proposal or offer for or with respect to a merger, consolidation, business combination, recapitalization, binding share exchange, joint venture, scheme of arrangement or other similar transaction involving Parent or any of its Subsidiaries with respect to assets that, taken together, constitute more than 20% of Parent’s consolidated assets, (B) any proposal or offer (including tender or exchange offers) to acquire in any manner, directly or indirectly, in one or more transactions, more than 20% of the issued and outstanding Parent Common Stock or securities of Parent representing more than 20% of the voting power of Parent or (C) any proposal or offer to acquire in any manner (including the acquisition of equity securities in any Subsidiary of Parent), directly or indirectly, in one or more transactions, assets or businesses of Parent or its Subsidiaries, including pursuant to a joint venture, representing more than 20% of the consolidated assets, revenues or net income of Parent, in each case, other than the Transactions.

 

Parent Balance Sheet” means the consolidated balance sheet of Parent and its Subsidiaries as of December 31, 2019, and the footnotes to such consolidated balance sheet, in each case set forth in the draft of the Parent’s annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 set forth on Section ‎1.1(b) of the Parent Disclosure Schedule.

 

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Parent Balance Sheet Date” means December 31, 2019.

 

Parent Class A Common Stock” means the Class A common stock, par value $0.0001, of Parent.

 

Parent Class B Common Stock” means the Class B common stock, par value $0.0001, of Parent.

 

Parent Common Stock” means, (a) prior to the effectiveness of the Parent Charter Amendment, the Parent Class A Common Stock and the Parent Class B Common Stock and, (b) after the effectiveness of the Parent Charter Amendment, the common stock, par value $0.0001, of Parent.

 

Parent Credit Agreement” means that certain ABL Credit Agreement, dated November 29, 2017 (as amended by: First Amendment to the ABL Credit Agreement, dated as of July 9, 2018, Second Amendment to the ABL Agreement, dated as of July 24, 2018, and Third Amendment to the ABL Credit Agreement, dated as of July 9, 2018), among Williams Scotsman International, Inc., Williams Scotsman, Inc., WillScot Equipment II, LLC, Williams Scotsman of Canada, Inc., Acton Mobile Holdings, LLC, New Acton Mobile Industries LLC, Onsite Space LLC, Modular Space, LLC, ModSpace Government Financial Service, LLC, and Resun ModSpace, LLC, as borrowers and guarantors, Resun Chippewa, LLC as guarantors, Holdings, the lenders party thereto from time to time, and Bank of America, N.A. as administrative agent and collateral agent.

 

Parent Disclosure Schedule” means the Parent Disclosure Schedule delivered to the Company on the date of this Agreement.

 

Parent Employee Plan” means any Employee Plan (a) that is sponsored, maintained, administered, contributed to or entered into by Parent or any of its Subsidiaries for the current or future benefit of any Parent Service Provider, or (b) for which Parent or any of its Subsidiaries has any direct or indirect liability.

 

Parent International Plan” means any Parent Employee Plan that is not a Parent U.S. Plan.

 

Parent IT Systems” means any and all Software, hardware, servers, networks and other information technology and data communications infrastructure, equipment, systems and services that are owned, leased, licensed or used by Parent or any of its Subsidiaries.

 

Parent Material Adverse Effect” means any event, circumstance, development, occurrence, change or effect that, individually or in the aggregate, is or would reasonably be expected to result in a material adverse effect on (x) the condition (financial or otherwise), assets, liabilities, business or results of operations of Parent and its Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, or (y) the ability of Parent and its Subsidiaries to consummate the Closing (including the Merger) on the terms set forth herein by the End Date, or to perform their agreements or covenants hereunder; provided that no event, circumstance, development, occurrence, change or effect to the extent resulting from, arising out of, or relating to any of the following shall be deemed to constitute, or shall be taken into account in determining whether there has been, a Parent Material Adverse Effect, or whether a Parent Material Adverse Effect would reasonably be expected to occur: (a) any changes after the date hereof in general United States or global economic conditions, including changes in United States or global securities, credit, financial, debt or other capital markets; (b) any changes after the date hereof in conditions generally affecting the industry in which Parent and its Subsidiaries operate; (c) changes in national or international political conditions (including any outbreak or escalation of hostilities, any acts of war or terrorism or any other national or international calamity, crisis or emergency) or in general economic, business, regulatory, political or market conditions or in national or international financial markets; (d) natural disasters or calamities; (e) any decline, in and of itself, in the market price or trading volume of Parent Common Stock (it being understood and agreed that the foregoing shall not preclude the Company from asserting that any facts or occurrences giving rise to or contributing to such decline that are not otherwise excluded from the definition of Parent Material Adverse Effect should be deemed to constitute, or be taken into account in determining whether there has been, or would reasonably be expected to be, a Parent Material Adverse Effect); (f) any failure, in and of itself, by Parent or any of its Subsidiaries to meet any internal or published projections, forecasts, estimates or predictions in respect of revenues, earnings or other financial or operating metrics for any period (it being understood and agreed that the foregoing shall not preclude the Company from asserting that any facts or occurrences giving rise to or contributing to such failure that are not otherwise excluded from the definition of Parent Material Adverse Effect should be deemed to constitute, or be taken into account in determining whether there has been, or would reasonably be expected to be, a Parent Material Adverse Effect); (g) the execution and delivery of this Agreement, the public announcement or the pendency of this Agreement (it being understood and agreed that the foregoing shall not apply with respect to any representation or warranty that is intended to address the consequences of the execution and delivery of this Agreement or the public announcement or the pendency of this Agreement); (h) any changes after the date hereof in any Applicable Law or GAAP; (i) any action required by a Governmental Authority pursuant to Antitrust Laws in connection with the Transactions that does not constitute a Regulatory Adverse Effect; or (j) any action or omission taken by Parent pursuant to the written consent or request of the Company, except in the case of each of clause (a), (b), (c), (d) or (h), to the extent that any such event, circumstance, development, occurrence, change or effect has a materially disproportionate adverse effect on Parent and its Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, relative to the adverse effect such event, circumstance, development, occurrence, change or effect has on other companies operating in the industry in which Parent and its Subsidiaries operate.

 

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Parent Notes” means, collectively, all of Williams Scotsman International Inc.’s outstanding (i) 7.875 % senior notes due 2022 and (ii) 6.875% senior notes due 2023.

 

Parent Notes Permitted Refinancing” means, a refinancing, in whole or in part, of the Parent Notes with new debt securities issued by Williams Scotsman International Inc., in each case undertaken in consultation with the Company, and which additionally satisfies each of the following requirements: (i) the principal amount of such debt securities issued shall not exceed the outstanding principal amount of the Parent Notes refinanced by the proceeds thereof plus an amount equal to the accrued interest on the Parent Notes refinanced and the fees and expenses of the offering of any such new debt securities (subject to the other limitations of this definition), (ii) the weighted average annual interest cost of such debt securities issued shall not exceed the weighted average annual interest cost of the Parent Notes refinanced by the proceeds thereof, (iii) the fees paid to the underwriters and/or initial purchasers of such debt securities (and/or Persons acting in equivalent roles), in aggregate, shall not exceed 1.50% of the principal amount of such debt securities issued, (iv) such debt securities shall have a maturity date of not less than 5 years from the date of issuance, (v) the covenants (and other material terms and conditions not expressly addressed in this definition) contained in the applicable indenture(s), shall in no respect be less favorable, taken as a whole, to Williams Scotsman International Inc. and its Subsidiaries than the covenants contained in the existing Parent Notes (as in effect on the date hereof), (vi) the terms and conditions, including all covenants contained in the applicable indenture(s) shall in all respects permit the consummation of all transactions contemplated by this Agreement, including the consummation of the Merger and the incurrence of the Financing (including on the terms contemplated on the date hereof), (vii) the debt securities shall not be issued at a discount to par greater than 200 basis points; (viii) the “no call” period for such new debt securities shall be no greater than (A) 2 years (from the date of issuance), in the case of debt securities with a maturity of 5 years or less, (B) 3 years (from the date of issuance), in the case of debt securities with a maturity date greater than 5 years and less than 10 years or (C) 5 years (from the date of issuance) in the case of debt securities with a maturity date of 10 years (and in each case shall permit the redemption of such debt securities during such “no call” period subject to a customary make-whole premium, with the spread over comparable treasury applicable thereto not greater than 50 bps); and (ix) the initial prepayment premium applicable to such new debt securities after the expiration of the “no call” period shall not be in excess of 50% of the stated interest rate of such new debt securities.

 

Parent Owned IP” means all Registered Parent IP and all other material Intellectual Property owned or purported to be owned by Parent or its Subsidiaries.

 

Parent Service Provider” means any director, officer, employee or individual independent contractor of Parent or any of its Subsidiaries.

 

Parent Stock Plans” means the Parent 2017 Incentive Award Plan, as amended from time to time.

 

Parent U.S. Plan” means any Parent Employee Plan that covers Parent Service Providers located primarily within the United States.

 

PBGC” means the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.

 

Permitted Lien” means (a) Liens for Taxes not yet due and payable or which are being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings and, in each case, with respect to which adequate reserves have been established in accordance with GAAP; (b) carriers’, warehousemen’s, mechanics’, materialmen’s, repairmen’s or other similar Liens, in each case, arising in the ordinary course of business and that are (i) not yet due or delinquent or (ii) being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings; (c) pledges or deposits in connection with workers’ compensation, unemployment insurance and other social security legislation, in each case, arising in the ordinary course of business; (d) easements, rights-of-way, covenants, restrictions and other encumbrances incurred in the ordinary course of business that do not, individually or in the aggregate, materially detract from the value or the use of the property subject thereto; (e) statutory landlords’ Liens and liens granted to landlords under any lease; (f) any Liens that are disclosed on the Company Balance Sheet (in the case of Liens applicable to the Company or any of its Subsidiaries) or the Parent Balance Sheet (in the case of Liens applicable to Parent or any of its Subsidiaries), or the notes thereto; (g) any Liens that are not, individually or in the aggregate, materially adverse to the Company and its Subsidiaries or Parent and its Subsidiaries, as applicable, or (h) any non-exclusive license with respect to Intellectual Property granted in the ordinary course of business.

 

Person” means any individual, corporation, partnership, limited liability company, association, trust or other entity or organization, including a government or political subdivision or an agency or instrumentality of such government or political subdivision.

 

Personal Information” means any personal information regulated or protected by any Applicable Laws.

 

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Proceeding” means any legal, administrative, arbitral or other proceedings (including disciplinary proceedings), claims, suits, actions or governmental or regulatory investigations or written inquiries of any nature.

 

Related Party” means any (a) executive officer or director of the Company or Parent, as applicable, (b) record or, to the knowledge of the Company or Parent, as applicable, beneficial owner of five percent (5%) or more of the voting securities of the Company or Parent, as applicable, (c) affiliate (as such term is defined in Rule 12b-2 promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act) or “associates” (or members of any of their “immediate family”) (as such terms are respectively defined in Rule 12b-2 and Rule 16a-1 of the Securities Exchange Act) of any such executive officer, director or beneficial owner or (d) portfolio company of any investment fund affiliated with, controlled or managed by such beneficial owner.

 

Related Party Contract” means any Contracts or other transactions with any Related Party.

 

Release” means any actual or threatened release, spill, leak, discharge, emission, abandonment, disposal, pumping, pouring, emitting, emptying, injecting, leaching, dumping, depositing, dispersing, escape or migration into or through the environment or within any building, structure, facility or fixture.

 

Sanctioned Jurisdiction” means a country, territory, or region that is the target of comprehensive, country-wide or territory-wide Sanctions broadly prohibiting and restricting dealings in and with such country or territory (including, as of the date hereof, the Crimea region of Ukraine, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, and Syria).

 

Sanctioned Person” means any Person that is (a) identified on, or directly or indirectly owned or controlled (as such terms are defined by the relevant Sanctions Authority) by any Person identified on, any Sanctions List, (b) resident, domiciled, or located in, or organized or incorporated under the Laws of, a Sanctioned Jurisdiction, (c) a Governmental Authority of any Sanctioned Jurisdiction, (d) otherwise a target of Sanctions (where “target of Sanctions” refers to any Person with whom a Person subject to the jurisdiction of a Sanctions Authority would be prohibited or restricted by the Sanctions Authority from doing business).

 

Sanctions” means any economic, trade or financial sanctions Laws, embargoes or restrictive measures issued, administered, or enforced by any Sanctions Authority.

 

Sanctions Authority” means the United States of America, the United Nations Security Council, the European Union, the United Kingdom, or any Governmental Entity of the foregoing, including, without limitation, OFAC, the U.S. Department of State, the Council of the European Union, and Her Majesty’s Treasury.

 

Sanctions List” means OFAC’s List of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons, the Consolidated List of Financial Sanctions Targets maintained by Her Majesty’s Treasury, the Consolidated List of Persons and Entities subject to Financial Sanctions maintained by the European Commission, and any similar list maintained by, or public announcement of a Sanctions designation made by, any Sanctions Authorities, each as amended, supplemented or substituted from time to time.

 

Sarbanes-Oxley Act” means the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

 

SEC” means the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.

 

Securities Act” means the Securities Act of 1933.

 

Securities Exchange Act” means the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

 

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Significant Subsidiary” means, with respect to any Person, each Subsidiary of such Person that is a “significant subsidiary” (as defined in Regulation S-X) of such Person.

 

Software” means any and all (a) computer programs, software, firmware, middleware and other code (including operating systems, platforms, applications and interfaces), in each case, in source code, object code or any other form; (b) data files and databases; and (c) documentation related to the foregoing (including protocols, specifications and flow charts).

 

Subsidiary” means, when used with reference to a Person, (a) any other Person of which securities or other ownership interests having ordinary voting power to elect a majority of the board of directors or other governing body or Persons performing similar functions, or more than 50% of the issued and outstanding voting securities of which, are owned, directly or indirectly, by such first Person or (b) any other Person with respect to which such first Person controls the management. For purposes of this Agreement, a Subsidiary shall be considered a “wholly owned Subsidiary” of a Person as long as such Person directly or indirectly owns all of the securities or other ownership interests (excluding any securities or other ownership interests held by an individual director or officer required to hold such securities or other ownership interests pursuant to Applicable Law) of such Subsidiary.

 

Tax” means any income, gross receipts, franchise, sales, use, ad valorem, property, payroll, withholding, excise, severance, transfer, employment, estimated, alternative or add-on minimum, value added, stamp, occupation, premium, environmental or windfall profits taxes, and any other taxes, charges, fees, levies, imposts, customs, duties, licenses or other assessments, together with any interest, penalties and additions to tax (including penalties for failure to file or late filing of any tax return or other Filing, and any interest in respect of such penalties, additions to tax or additional amounts imposed by any federal, state, local, non-U.S. or other Taxing Authority).

 

Tax Counsel” means (i) with respect to Parent, Allen & Overy LLP, (ii) with respect to the Company, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, or (iii) in either case, such other nationally recognized Tax counsel reasonably satisfactory to the other party, as the case may be.

 

Tax Return” means any report, return, document, statement, declaration or other information or Filing required to be supplied to any Taxing Authority with respect to Taxes, including information returns, claims for refunds, any documents with respect to or accompanying payments of estimated Taxes or with respect to or accompanying requests for the extension of time in which to file any such report, return, document, declaration or other information.

 

Tax Sharing Agreement” means any existing agreement binding any Person or any of its Subsidiaries that provides for the allocation, apportionment, sharing or assignment of any Tax liability or benefit, or the transfer or assignment of income, revenues, receipts, or gains for the purpose of determining any Person’s Tax liability, other than agreements entered into in the ordinary course of business that do not have as a principal purpose addressing Tax matters.

 

Taxing Authority” means any Governmental Authority responsible for the imposition or collection of any Tax.

 

Third Party” means any Person or Group, other than the Company, Parent, any of their respective Subsidiaries or Affiliates or the Representatives of any such Persons acting in such capacity.

 

Transactions” means the transactions contemplated by this Agreement and the Ancillary Agreements (including the Merger and the Financing).

 

WARN” means the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act and any comparable foreign, state or local Law.

 

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Affected Employees ‎7.5(a)
Agreement Preamble
Alternative Financing ‎8.4(a)
Assumed Stock Option ‎2.5(a)
Bankruptcy and Equity Exceptions ‎4.2(a)
Benefits Continuation Period ‎7.5(a)
Board Designees ‎8.11(b)
Borrowers ‎5.28
Certificate ‎2.3(d)
Certificate of Merger ‎2.2(a)
Closing ‎2.1
Closing Date ‎2.1
Collection Expenses 10.3(d)
Company Preamble
Company Adverse Recommendation Change ‎6.3(a)
Company 401(k) Plan 7.5(e)
Company Board Recommendation ‎4.2(b)
Combined Business ‎8.1(e)
Commitment Letter ‎5.28
Company Acceptable Confidentiality Agreement ‎6.3(b)
Company Approval Time ‎6.3(b)
Company Annual Meeting ‎8.3(c)
Company Board Designees ‎8.11(b)
Company Governmental Authorizations ‎4.3
Company Indemnified Parties ‎7.4(a)
Company Insurance Policies ‎4.21
Company Intervening Event ‎6.3(g)
Company Material Contract ‎4.15(a)
Company Notes 8.5
Company Organizational Documents ‎4.1
Company Permits ‎4.13
Company Preferred Stock ‎4.5(a)
Company Restricted Stock Award ‎2.5(b)
Company Restricted Stock Award Consideration ‎2.5(b)
Company SEC Documents ‎4.7(b)
Company Securities ‎4.5(a)
Company Stock Option ‎2.5(a)
Company Stockholder Approval ‎4.2(a)
Company Stockholder Meeting ‎8.3(a)
Company Superior Proposal ‎6.3(f)
Company Termination Fee ‎10.3(a)
Confidentiality Agreement ‎6.2(a)
DGCL ‎2.2(a)
Double Eagle ‎7.1(c)
Discharge ‎8.5
Discharge Instructions ‎8.5
Effective Time ‎2.2(a)
Eligibility Criteria ‎8.11(c)
End Date ‎10.1(b)(i)
Exchange Agent ‎2.4(a)
Exchange Fund ‎2.4(a)
Exchange Ratio ‎2.3(a)
Excluded Shares ‎2.3(a)
Financing Documents ‎8.4(a)
internal controls ‎4.7(f)
Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus ‎8.2(a)
Merger ‎2.2(b)
Merger Consideration ‎2.3(a)
Merger Sub Preamble
Parent Preamble
Parent Acceptable Confidentiality Agreement ‎7.2(b)
Parent Adverse Recommendation Change ‎7.2(a)
Parent Annual Meeting ‎8.3(c)
Parent Approval Time ‎7.2(b)
Parent Board Recommendation ‎5.2(b)
Parent Charter Amendment ‎3.3
Parent Equity Awards ‎5.5(a)
Parent Governmental Authorizations ‎5.3
Parent Insurance Policies ‎5.21
Parent Intervening Event ‎7.2(g)
Parent Material Contract ‎5.15(a)
Parent Board Designees ‎8.11(b)
Parent Organizational Documents ‎5.1
Parent Permits ‎5.13
Parent Plan ‎7.5(b)
Parent Preferred Stock ‎5.5(a)
Parent PSU Awards ‎5.5(a)
Parent Restricted Stock Awards ‎5.5(a)
Parent RSU Awards ‎5.5(a)
Parent SEC Documents ‎5.7(a)
Parent Securities ‎5.5(a)
Parent Share Issuance ‎5.2(a)
Parent Special Committee Recitals
Parent Stock Options ‎5.5(a)
Parent Stockholder Approval ‎5.2(a)
Parent Stockholder Meeting ‎8.3(b)
Parent Superior Proposal ‎7.2(f)
Parent Termination Fee ‎10.3(b)
Premium Cap ‎7.4(b)
principal executive officer ‎4.7(e)
principal financial officer ‎4.7(e)
Redemption Notices ‎8.5
Registered Company IP ‎4.19(a)
Registered Parent IP ‎5.19(a)
Registration Statement ‎8.2(a)
Regulation S-K ‎4.11
Regulation S-X ‎6.1(m)
Regulatory Adverse Effect ‎8.1(e)
Representatives ‎6.3(a)
Shareholders Agreement Recitals
Significant Stockholder Recitals
Significant Stockholder Share Exchange ‎3.4
Surviving Corporation ‎2.2(b)
Trade Secrets ‎1.1
Transaction Litigation ‎8.9
Treasury Regulations Recitals
Uncertificated Share ‎2.3(d)
Voting Agreement Recitals

 

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1.2Other Definitional and Interpretative Provisions

 

The following rules of interpretation shall apply to this Agreement: (a) the words “hereof,” “hereby,” “herein” and “hereunder” and words of like import used in this Agreement shall refer to this Agreement as a whole and not to any particular provision of this Agreement; (b) the table of contents and captions in this Agreement are included for convenience of reference only and shall be ignored in the construction or interpretation hereof; (c) references to Articles, Sections and Exhibits are to Articles, Sections and Exhibits of this Agreement unless otherwise specified; (d) all Exhibits and schedules annexed to this Agreement or referred to in this Agreement, including the Company Disclosure Schedule and the Parent Disclosure Schedule, are incorporated in and made a part of this Agreement as if set forth in full in this Agreement; (e) any capitalized term used in any Exhibit, the Company Disclosure Schedule or the Parent Disclosure Schedule but not otherwise defined therein shall have the meaning set forth in this Agreement; (f) any singular term in this Agreement shall be deemed to include the plural, and any plural term the singular, and references to any gender shall include all genders; (g) whenever the words “include,” “includes” or “including” are used in this Agreement, they shall be deemed to be followed by the words “without limitation,” whether or not they are in fact followed by those words or words of like import; (h) “writing,” “written” and comparable terms refer to printing, typing and other means of reproducing words (including electronic media) in a visible form; (i)  references to any Contract or Laws are to that Contract or Laws as amended, modified or supplemented from time to time in accordance with the terms hereof and thereof; provided that with respect to any Contract listed on any schedule hereto, all such amendments, modifications or supplements must also be listed in the appropriate schedule; (j) references to any Person include the successors and permitted assigns of that Person; (k) references “from” or “through” any date mean, unless otherwise specified, “from and including” or “through and including,” respectively; (l) references to “dollars” and “$” means U.S. dollars; (m) the term “made available” and words of similar import mean that the relevant documents, instruments or materials were (i) posted and made available to the other party on the Intralinks, Inc. due diligence data site, with respect to the Company, or on the Merrill DatsiteOne due diligence data site, with respect to Parent, as applicable, maintained by such party in connection with the Transactions, in each case, prior to the date hereof; (ii)  provided via electronic mail or in person prior to the date hereof; or (iii) filed or furnished to the SEC and publicly available on the SEC’s EDGAR reporting system prior to the date hereof; (n) the word “extent” in the phrase “to the extent” shall mean the degree to which a subject or other theory extends and such phrase shall not mean “if”; and (o) the parties hereto have participated jointly in the negotiation and drafting of this Agreement and, in the event an ambiguity or question of intent or interpretation arises, this Agreement shall be construed as jointly drafted by the parties hereto and no presumption or burden of proof shall arise favoring or disfavoring any party by virtue of the authorship of any provision of this Agreement.

 

2.Closing; Merger
  
2.1Closing.

 

The closing of the Merger (the “Closing”) shall take place remotely via the electronic exchange of documents and signatures or in New York City at the offices of Allen & Overy LLP, 1221 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York, 10020 at 10:00 a.m., Eastern time, on the fifth Business Day after the date the conditions set forth in Article ‎9 (other than conditions that by their nature are to be satisfied at the Closing, but subject to the satisfaction or, to the extent permitted by Applicable Law, waiver of such conditions by the party or parties entitled to the benefit thereof at the Closing) have been satisfied or, to the extent permitted by Applicable Law, waived by the party or parties entitled to the benefit thereof, or at such other place, at such other time or on such other date as Parent and the Company may mutually agree in writing (the date on which the Closing occurs, the “Closing Date”).

 

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2.2The Merger.
  
(a)As soon as practicable following the Closing on the Closing Date, the Company shall file a certificate of merger (the “Certificate of Merger”) with the Delaware Secretary of State and make all other Filings or recordings required by the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware (the “DGCL”) in connection with the Merger. The Merger shall become effective at such time (the “Effective Time”) as the Certificate of Merger is duly filed with the Delaware Secretary of State (or at such later time as Parent and the Company shall agree and is specified in the Certificate of Merger).

 

(b)At the Effective Time, Merger Sub shall be merged (the “Merger”) with and into the Company in accordance with the DGCL, whereupon the separate existence of Merger Sub shall cease, and the Company shall be the surviving corporation (the “Surviving Corporation”).
   
(c)From and after the Effective Time, the Surviving Corporation shall possess all the rights, powers, privileges and franchises and be subject to all of the obligations, liabilities, restrictions and disabilities of the Company and Merger Sub, all as provided under the DGCL.
   
2.3Conversion of Shares.

 

At the Effective Time, by virtue of the Merger and without any action on the part of Parent, Merger Sub, the Company or the holders of the Company Common Stock:

 

(a)each share of Company Common Stock issued and outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Time, other than shares of Company Common Stock to be cancelled pursuant to Section ‎2.3(b) (the “Excluded Shares”), shall be converted into the right to receive 2.4050 (the “Exchange Ratio”) fully paid and nonassessable shares of Parent Common Stock (subject to the following sentence, the “Merger Consideration”). For the avoidance of doubt, shares of Company Common Stock held by the Company as treasury stock or owned by any Subsidiary of the Company will not be considered to be “issued and outstanding” for purposes of this Section ‎2.3(a);
   
(b)each share of Company Common Stock held immediately prior to the Effective Time by the Company as treasury stock or owned by any Subsidiary of the Company shall be cancelled, and no consideration shall be paid with respect thereto;
   
(c)all of the shares of common stock of Merger Sub outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Time shall be converted into and become one share of common stock, par value $0.01 per share, of the Surviving Corporation and shall constitute the only outstanding share of capital stock of the Surviving Corporation; and
   
(d)all outstanding shares of Company Common Stock and common stock of Merger Sub shall no longer be outstanding and shall automatically be cancelled and retired and shall cease to exist, and (i) each share of Company Common Stock that was immediately prior to the Effective Time represented by a certificate (each, a “Certificate”) and (ii) each uncertificated share of Company Common Stock (an “Uncertificated Share”) that immediately prior to the Effective Time was registered to a holder on the stock transfer books of the Company (other than Excluded Shares) shall thereafter represent only the right to receive the Merger Consideration and the right to receive any dividends pursuant to Section ‎2.4(f) and any cash in lieu of any fractional shares of Parent Common Stock pursuant to Section ‎2.7, in each case to be issued or paid in accordance with Section ‎2.4, without interest.

 

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2.4Surrender and Payment.
  
(a)Prior to the Effective Time, Parent shall appoint an exchange agent reasonably acceptable to the Company (the “Exchange Agent”) and enter into an exchange agent agreement with the Exchange Agent for the purpose of exchanging (i) Certificates and (ii) Uncertificated Shares for the Merger Consideration payable in respect of the shares of Company Common Stock. As of or prior to the Effective Time, Parent shall deposit with the Exchange Agent, for the benefit of the holders of shares of Company Common Stock, for exchange in accordance with this Section ‎2.4 through the Exchange Agent, evidence of shares in book-entry form representing the aggregate amount of shares of Parent Common Stock issuable pursuant to Section ‎2.3(a) in exchange for issued and outstanding shares of Company Common Stock. Parent agrees to make available, directly or indirectly, to the Exchange Agent from time to time as needed cash sufficient to pay any dividends to which such holders are entitled pursuant to ‎Section ‎2.4(f) and cash in lieu of any fractional share of Parent Common Stock to which such holder is entitled pursuant to ‎Section ‎2.7. Promptly after the Effective Time (but in any event, within five days), Parent shall send, or shall cause the Exchange Agent to send, to each holder of shares of Company Common Stock represented by a Certificate or Uncertificated Shares at the Effective Time a letter of transmittal and instructions that shall specify that delivery shall be effected, and risk of loss and title shall pass, only upon proper delivery of the Certificates or transfer of the Uncertificated Shares to the Exchange Agent for use in such exchange. All evidence of shares in book-entry form, any dividends with respect thereto and cash deposited with the Exchange Agent pursuant to this Section ‎2.4 shall be referred to in this Agreement as the “Exchange Fund.” Parent shall cause the Exchange Agent to deliver the Merger Consideration (and any dividends pursuant to Section ‎2.4(f) and any cash in lieu of any fractional shares of Parent Common Stock pursuant to Section ‎2.7) contemplated to be issued or paid pursuant to this ‎Article ‎2 out of the Exchange Fund. The Exchange Fund shall not be used for any other purpose. The Exchange Agent shall invest any cash included in the Exchange Fund as directed by Parent; provided that no such investment or losses thereon shall affect the dividends to which holders of Company Common Stock are entitled pursuant to ‎Section ‎2.4(f) or cash in lieu of fractional interests to which holders of Company Common Stock are entitled pursuant to ‎Section ‎2.7. Any interest and other income resulting from such investments shall be the property of, and paid to, Parent upon termination of the Exchange Fund.
   
(b)Each holder of shares of Company Common Stock that have been converted into the right to receive the Merger Consideration shall be entitled to receive, upon (i) in the case of each share of Company Common Stock represented by Certificate, surrender to the Exchange Agent of a Certificate, together with a properly completed letter of transmittal, or (ii) in the case of each Uncertificated Share, receipt of an “agent’s message” by the Exchange Agent (or such other evidence, if any, of transfer as the Exchange Agent may reasonably request) (A) the Merger Consideration and (B) cash in lieu of any fractional shares of Parent Common Stock and any dividends with respect thereto as contemplated by Section ‎2.7 and Section ‎2.4(f)). The shares of Parent Common Stock constituting part of such Merger Consideration shall be in uncertificated book-entry form, unless a physical certificate is required under Applicable Law.

 

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(c)If any portion of the Merger Consideration (or cash in lieu of any fractional shares of Parent Common Stock or any dividends with respect thereto contemplated by Section ‎2.7 or Section ‎2.4(f)) is to be paid to a Person other than the Person in whose name the surrendered Certificate or the transferred Uncertificated Share is registered, it shall be a condition to such payment that (i) either such Certificate shall be properly endorsed or shall otherwise be in proper form for transfer or such Uncertificated Share shall be properly transferred and (ii) the Person requesting such payment shall pay to the Exchange Agent any transfer or similar Taxes required as a result of such payment to a Person other than the registered holder of such Certificate or Uncertificated Share or establish to the satisfaction of the Exchange Agent that such transfer or similar Taxes have been paid or are not payable.

 

(d)Upon the Effective Time, there shall be no further registration of transfers of shares of Company Common Stock thereafter on the records of the Surviving Corporation. If, after the Effective Time, Certificates or Uncertificated Shares are presented to Parent, the Surviving Corporation or the Exchange Agent for any reason, they shall be cancelled and exchanged for the Merger Consideration (and cash in lieu of any fractional shares of Parent Common Stock and any dividends with respect to the Merger Consideration as contemplated by Section ‎2.7 and Section ‎2.4(f)) with respect thereto in accordance with the procedures set forth in, or as otherwise contemplated by, this Article ‎2.

 

(e)Any portion of the Exchange Fund that remains unclaimed by the holders of shares of Company Common Stock twelve (12) months following the Closing Date shall be delivered to Parent or as otherwise instructed by Parent, and any such holder who has not exchanged shares of Company Common Stock for the Merger Consideration in accordance with this Section ‎2.4 prior to that time shall thereafter look only to Parent for payment of the Merger Consideration (and cash in lieu of any fractional shares of Parent Common Stock and any dividends with respect thereto as contemplated by Section ‎2.7 and Section ‎2.4(f)), without any interest thereon. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Parent and its Subsidiaries (including the Surviving Corporation and its Subsidiaries) shall not be liable to any holder of shares of Company Common Stock for any amounts properly paid to a public official in compliance with applicable abandoned property, escheat or similar Laws. Any amounts remaining unclaimed by holders of shares of Company Common Stock immediately prior to such time when the amounts would otherwise escheat to or become property of any Governmental Authority shall become, to the extent permitted by Applicable Law, the property of Parent free and clear of any claims or interest of any Person previously entitled thereto.

 

(f)Following the surrender of any Certificates or the transfer of any Uncertificated Shares as provided in this Section ‎2.4, Parent shall pay, or cause to be paid, without interest, to the Person in whose name the shares of Parent Common Stock constituting the Merger Consideration have been registered, (i) in connection with the payment of the Merger Consideration, (A) the amount of any cash payable in lieu of fractional shares to which such Person is entitled pursuant to Section ‎2.7, and (B) the aggregate amount of all dividends payable with respect to such shares of Parent Common Stock with a record date on or after the Effective Time that were paid prior to the time of such surrender or transfer, and (ii) at the appropriate payment date after the payment of the Merger Consideration, the amount of all dividends payable with respect to whole shares of Parent Common Stock constituting the Merger Consideration with a record date on or after the Effective Time and prior to the time of such surrender or transfer and with a payment date subsequent to the time of such surrender or transfer. No dividends or other distributions with respect to shares of Parent Common Stock constituting the Merger Consideration, and no cash payment in lieu of fractional shares pursuant to Section ‎2.7, shall be paid to the holder of any Certificates not surrendered or of any Uncertificated Shares not transferred until such Certificates or Uncertificated Shares are surrendered or transferred, as the case may be, as provided in this Section ‎2.4.

 

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(g)The payment of any transfer, documentary, sales, use, stamp, registration, value added and other Taxes and fees (including any penalties and interest) incurred solely by a holder of Company Common Stock in connection with the Merger, and the filing of any related Tax Returns and other documentation with respect to such Taxes and fees, shall be the sole responsibility of such holder.

 

2.5Company Equity Awards

 

(a)Company Stock Options. Each stock option to purchase shares of Company Common Stock under any Company Stock Plan that is outstanding and unexercised immediately prior to the Effective Time (each, a “Company Stock Option”) shall, by virtue of the Merger and without further action on the part of the Company, Parent or the holder thereof, be converted, as of the Effective Time, into an option (an “Assumed Stock Option”) to purchase, on the same terms and conditions (including applicable exercise and expiration provisions) as applied to each such Company Stock Option immediately prior to the Effective Time, shares of Parent Common Stock, except that (i) the number of shares of Parent Common Stock subject to such Assumed Stock Option shall equal the product of (A) the number of shares of Company Common Stock that were subject to such Company Stock Option immediately prior to the Effective Time, multiplied by (B) the Exchange Ratio, rounded down to the nearest whole share of Parent Common Stock, and (ii) the per-share exercise price shall equal the quotient of (A) the exercise price per share of Company Common Stock at which such Company Stock Option was exercisable immediately prior to the Effective Time, divided by (B) the Exchange Ratio, rounded up to the nearest whole cent; provided that each Company Stock Option (x) that is an “incentive stock option” (as defined in Section 422 of the Code) shall be adjusted in accordance with the foregoing, subject to such adjustments as are necessary in order to satisfy the requirements of Section 424 of the Code and (y) shall be adjusted in a manner that complies with Section 409A of the Code.

 

(b)Company Restricted Stock. Each restricted stock award with respect to shares of Company Common Stock that is outstanding under any Company Stock Plan as of immediately prior to the Effective Time (each, a “Company Restricted Stock Award”), shall, by virtue of the Merger and without further action on the part of the Company, Parent or the holder thereof, be vested as of immediately prior to the Effective Time in accordance with the terms of the Company Stock Plans and applicable award agreements thereunder, and subject to Section ‎2.8, each holder thereof shall be entitled to receive, in full satisfaction of the rights with respect to such Company Restricted Stock Award (subject to adjustments provided herein), the consideration the holder thereof would be entitled to receive pursuant to Section ‎2.3(a) in respect of the total number of shares of Company Common Stock that were subject to such Company Restricted Stock Award as of immediately prior to the Effective Time (with the number of shares of Company Common Stock earned with respect to any Company Restricted Stock Award subject to performance-based vesting to be determined based on the target level performance), rounded to the nearest whole share (the “Company Restricted Stock Award Consideration”).

 

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(c)Fractional Shares. All adjustments to Company Equity Awards pursuant to this Section ‎2.5 shall be in accordance with, and no amounts shall be payable with respect thereto, as applicable, prior to the time permissible under, the requirements under Section 409A of the Code. All rounding described in this Section ‎2.5 shall be done on an aggregate basis per vesting tranche of each Company Equity Award and any holder of a Company Equity Award the adjustment of which results in fractional shares shall be entitled to a cash payment as provided under Section ‎2.7 in respect of such fractional share.

 

(d)Reservation of Shares. On or prior to the Closing Date, Parent shall file a registration statement on Form S-8 (or any successor or other appropriate form) with respect to the issuance of the shares of Parent Common Stock subject to the Assumed Stock Options and shall use its reasonable best efforts to maintain the effectiveness of such registration statement or registration statements (and maintain the current status of the prospectus or prospectuses contained therein) for so long as the Assumed Stock Options remain outstanding.

 

(e)Board Actions. Prior to the Effective Time, the Board of Directors of the Company and the Board of Directors of Parent shall adopt such resolutions as are necessary to give effect to the transactions contemplated by this Section ‎2.5.

 

2.6Adjustments.

 

Without limiting or affecting any of the provisions of ‎Section ‎6.1 or ‎Section ‎7.1, if, during the period between the date of this Agreement and the Effective Time, any change in the issued and outstanding shares of capital stock of the Company or Parent shall occur as a result of any reclassification, recapitalization, stock split (including reverse stock split), merger, combination, exchange, consolidation, subdivision or readjustment of shares, subdivision or other similar transaction, or any stock dividend thereon (including any dividend or distribution of securities convertible into the Company Common Stock or Parent Common Stock, as applicable) with a record date during such period, the Merger Consideration and any other amounts payable pursuant to this Agreement shall be appropriately adjusted to eliminate the effect of such event on the Merger Consideration or any such other amounts payable pursuant to this Agreement.

 

2.7Fractional Shares.

 

Notwithstanding anything in this Agreement to the contrary, no fractional shares of Parent Common Stock shall be issued in the Merger. All fractional shares of Parent Common Stock that a holder of shares of Company Common Stock would otherwise be entitled to receive as a result of the Merger shall be aggregated and, if a fractional share results from such aggregation, such holder shall be entitled to receive, in lieu thereof, from Parent an amount in cash (rounded to the nearest cent), without interest, determined by multiplying the fraction of such fractional share of Parent Common Stock by the arithmetic average of the closing price (rounded to the nearest one ten thousandth) of Parent Common Stock on NASDAQ on the last five trading days preceding the Closing Date.

 

2.8Withholding Rights.

 

Each of the Exchange Agent, Parent and the Surviving Corporation shall be entitled to deduct and withhold from the consideration otherwise payable pursuant to this Agreement such amounts as it is required to deduct and withhold with respect to the making of such payment under any provision of any Applicable Law, including federal, state, local or non-U.S. Tax Law. If the Exchange Agent, Parent or the Surviving Corporation, as the case may be, so withholds and pays over all amounts so withheld to the appropriate Taxing Authority within the period required under Applicable Law, such amounts shall be treated for all purposes of this Agreement as having been paid to the Person in respect of which the Exchange Agent, Parent or the Surviving Corporation, as the case may be, made such deduction and withholding. The Exchange Agent, Parent or the Surviving Corporation, as applicable, shall pay, or shall cause to be paid, all amounts so deducted or withheld to the appropriate Taxing Authority within the period required under Applicable Law.

 

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2.9Lost Certificates.

 

If any Certificate shall have been lost, stolen or destroyed, upon the making of an affidavit of that fact by the Person claiming such Certificate to be lost, stolen or destroyed and, if required by the Surviving Corporation, the posting by such Person of a customary bond issued for lost, stolen or destroyed stock certificates, in such amount as the Surviving Corporation may direct, as indemnity against any claim that may be made against the Surviving Corporation with respect to such Certificate, the Exchange Agent will issue, in exchange for such lost, stolen or destroyed Certificate, the Merger Consideration to be paid in respect of the shares of Company Common Stock represented by such Certificate, as contemplated by this ‎Article ‎2 (and any dividends or other distributions pursuant to Section ‎2.4(f) and any cash in lieu of any fractional shares of Parent Common Stock pursuant to Section ‎2.7).

 

2.10Further Assurances.

 

At and after the Effective Time, the officers and directors of the Surviving Corporation shall be authorized to execute and deliver, in the name and on behalf of the Company, any of its Subsidiaries or Merger Sub, any deeds, bills of sale, assignments or assurances and to take and do, in the name and on behalf of the Company, any of its Subsidiaries or Merger Sub, any other actions and things to vest, perfect or confirm of record or otherwise in the Surviving Corporation any and all right, title and interest in, to and under any of the rights, properties or assets of the Company acquired or to be acquired by the Surviving Corporation as a result of, or in connection with, the Merger.

 

3.Organizational Documents; Directors and Officers

 

3.1Certificate of Incorporation and Bylaws of the Surviving Corporation.

 

At the Effective Time, the certificate of incorporation of the Company shall be amended and restated so that it reads in its entirety as set forth on Exhibit A. From and after the Effective Time, the certificate of incorporation of the Company as so amended and restated shall be the certificate of incorporation of the Surviving Corporation until thereafter amended as provided therein or by Applicable Law. The bylaws of the Company, as in effect immediately prior to the Effective Time, shall be amended and restated to conform to the bylaws of Merger Sub in effect immediately prior to the Effective Time, except that the name of the corporation reflected therein shall be “Mobile Mini, Inc.” From and after the Effective Time, the bylaws of the Company as so amended and restated shall be the bylaws of the Surviving Corporation until thereafter amended as provided therein or in the Certificate of Incorporation or by Applicable Law.

 

3.2Directors and Officers of the Surviving Corporation.

 

From and after the Effective Time, until their respective successors are duly elected or appointed and qualified in accordance with Applicable Law, the parties will take such action so that (a) the persons set forth on Section ‎3.2 of the Company Disclosure Schedule shall be the directors of the Surviving Corporation and (b) the officers of the Company immediately prior to the Effective Time shall be the officers of the Surviving Corporation.

 

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3.3Certificate of Incorporation, Bylaws, Name and Ticker Symbol of Parent.

 

Immediately prior to the Effective Time, the certificate of incorporation of Parent shall be amended and restated so that it reads in its entirety as set forth on Exhibit B (the “Parent Charter Amendment”) and the bylaws of Parent shall be amended so that they read in their entirety as set forth on Exhibit C. The parties shall cause the name and ticker symbol of Parent to be changed as shall be mutually agreed upon by the Company and Parent prior to or as of the Effective Time.

 

3.4Significant Stockholder Shares.

 

Immediately prior to the Effective Time, (a) each issued and outstanding share of common stock of Holdings owned by the Significant Stockholder shall be exchanged for 1.3261 shares of newly issued Parent Class A Common Stock in accordance with the Holdings Exchange Agreement and that certain Side Letter between the Significant Stockholder and Parent dated as of the date hereof, and such exchange ratio shall not be subject to any amendment or adjustment, irrespective of the occurrence of any Dilution Protection Event (as defined in the Exchange Agreement), and (b) upon the exchange thereof and immediately prior to the Effective Time, all outstanding shares of Parent Class B Common Stock shall be automatically cancelled for no consideration (such exchange and cancellation, the “Significant Stockholder Share Exchange”). Upon completion of the Significant Stockholder Share Exchange, Parent shall cause the Holdings Exchange Agreement and the Holdings Shareholders Agreement to be terminated in accordance with their respective terms.

 

4.Representations and Warranties of the Company

 

Subject to ‎Section ‎11.5, except (x) as disclosed in any publicly available Company SEC Document filed at least two (2) Business Days prior to the date of this Agreement (other than any disclosure contained in any part of any Company SEC Document entitled “Risk Factors” or “Cautionary Statement about Forward Looking Statements” or any other disclosures in any Company SEC Document that are cautionary, predictive or forward-looking in nature) or (y)  as set forth in the Company Disclosure Schedule, the Company represents and warrants to Parent that:

 

4.1Corporate Existence and Power.

 

The Company is a corporation duly incorporated, validly existing and in good standing under the Laws of the State of Delaware. The Company has all corporate powers required to own or lease all of its properties or assets and to carry on its business as now conducted. The Company is duly qualified to do business and is in good standing in each jurisdiction where such qualification is necessary, except for those jurisdictions where failure to be so qualified has not had and would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Company Material Adverse Effect. Prior to the date of this Agreement, the Company has made available to Parent true and complete copies of the certificate of incorporation and bylaws of the Company as in effect on the date of this Agreement (the “Company Organizational Documents”).

 

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4.2Corporate Authorization.

 

(a)Assuming the accuracy of the representations in Section ‎5.27, the execution, delivery and performance by the Company of this Agreement and the Ancillary Agreements to which it is a party, and the consummation by the Company of the Transactions, are within the corporate powers of the Company and, except for the Company Stockholder Approval, have been duly authorized by all necessary corporate action on the part of the Company. Assuming the accuracy of the representations in Section ‎5.27, the affirmative vote of the holders of a majority of the issued and outstanding shares of Company Common Stock entitled to vote approving and adopting this Agreement is the only vote of the holders of any of the Company’s capital stock necessary in connection with the consummation of the Merger (collectively, the “Company Stockholder Approval”). This Agreement has been duly executed and delivered by the Company, and each of the Ancillary Agreements to which the Company is a party, has been (or will be) duly executed and delivered by the Company and (assuming due authorization, execution and delivery by the other parties hereto and thereto) each constitutes (or will constitute) a valid and binding agreement of the Company enforceable against the Company in accordance with its terms (subject to applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium and similar Laws affecting creditors’ rights and remedies generally, and subject, as to enforceability, to general principles of equity (regardless of whether enforcement is sought in a proceeding at law or in equity) (collectively, the “Bankruptcy and Equity Exceptions”)).

 

(b)At a meeting duly called and held, the Board of Directors of the Company unanimously adopted resolutions (i) determining that this Agreement and the Transactions (including the Merger) are fair to and in the best interests of the Company’s stockholders; (ii) approving, adopting and declaring advisable this Agreement and the Transactions (including the Merger); (iii) directing that the approval and adoption of this Agreement be submitted to a vote at a meeting of the Company’s stockholders; and (iv) recommending approval and adoption of this Agreement (including the Merger) by the Company’s stockholders (such recommendation, the “Company Board Recommendation”). Except as permitted by Section ‎6.3, the Board of Directors of the Company has not subsequently rescinded, modified or withdrawn any of the foregoing resolutions.

 

4.3Governmental Authorization.

 

The execution, delivery and performance by the Company of this Agreement and the Ancillary Agreements to which it is or is specified to be a party, and the consummation by the Company of the Transactions, require no action by or in respect of, Consents of, or Filings with, any Governmental Authority other than (a) the filing of the Certificate of Merger with the Delaware Secretary of State, and appropriate documents with the relevant authorities of other states in which the Company is qualified to do business; (b) compliance with any applicable requirements of the HSR Act; (c) compliance with any applicable requirements of the Securities Act, the Securities Exchange Act and any other applicable U.S. state or federal securities Laws or pursuant to the listing requirements of NASDAQ; (d) the Consents set forth on Section ‎4.3 of the Company Disclosure Schedule; and (e) any other actions, Consents or Filings the absence of which has not had and would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Company Material Adverse Effect (clauses ‎(a) through ‎(e), collectively “Company Governmental Authorizations”).

 

4.4Non-contravention.

 

The execution, delivery and performance by the Company of this Agreement and the Ancillary Agreements to which it is or is specified to be a party, and the consummation of the Transactions, do not and will not (a) assuming receipt of the receipt of the Company Stockholder Approval, contravene, conflict with, or result in any violation or breach of any provision of the Company Organizational Documents; (b) assuming compliance with the matters referred to in ‎Section ‎4.3 and receipt of the Company Stockholder Approval, contravene, conflict with or result in any violation or breach of any provision of any Applicable Law; (c) assuming compliance with the matters referred to in ‎Section ‎4.3 and receipt of the Company Stockholder Approval, require any Consent or other action by any Person under, constitute a default, or an event that, with or without notice or lapse of time or both, would constitute a default, under, or cause or permit the termination, cancellation, acceleration or other change of any right or obligation or the loss of any benefit to which the Company or any of its Subsidiaries is entitled under, any provision of any Contract binding upon the Company or any of its Subsidiaries or any governmental Consents (including Consents required by Contract) affecting, or relating in any way to, the Company or any of its Subsidiaries or any of its or their respective assets or businesses, or (d) result in the creation or imposition of any Lien on any asset of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, with such exceptions, in the case of each of clauses ‎(b) through ‎(d), as has not had and would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Company Material Adverse Effect.

 

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4.5Capitalization.

 

(a)The authorized capital stock of the Company consists of (x) 95,000,000 shares of Company Common Stock and (y) 20,000,000 shares of preferred stock, par value $0.01 (“Company Preferred Stock”). As of February 28, 2020, there were issued and outstanding (i) 43,939,526 shares of Company Common Stock (none of which is subject to vesting conditions or is treasury stock or is owned by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries); (ii) no shares of Company Preferred Stock; (iii) Company Stock Options to purchase an aggregate of 3,092,698 shares of Company Common Stock; (iv) 444,876 shares of Company Common Stock were subject to outstanding Company Restricted Stock Awards (of which 195,323 shares were subject to outstanding Company Restricted Stock Awards subject to performance-based vesting, determined assuming target performance levels were achieved); and (v) 836,071 additional shares of Company Common Stock were reserved for issuance pursuant to the Company Stock Plans. Except as set forth in this ‎Section ‎4.5(a) and for changes since February 28, 2020 resulting from (A) the exercise or vesting and settlement of Company Equity Awards outstanding on such date or (B) the issuance of Company Equity Awards after such date, in each case as and to the extent permitted by ‎Section ‎6.1, there are no issued, reserved for issuance or outstanding (i) shares of capital stock or other voting securities of, or other ownership interest in, the Company, (ii) securities of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries convertible into or exchangeable for shares of capital stock or other voting securities of, or other ownership interests in, the Company, (iii) warrants, calls, options or other rights to acquire from the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, or other obligations of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries to issue, deliver, sell, repurchase, redeem or otherwise acquire any capital stock or other voting securities of, or other ownership interests in, or securities convertible into or exchangeable for capital stock or other voting securities of, or other ownership interests in, the Company, or (iv) restricted shares, stock appreciation rights, performance units, contingent value rights, “phantom” stock or similar securities or rights issued by or with the approval of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries that are derivative of, or provide economic benefits based, directly or indirectly, on the value or price of, any capital stock or other voting securities of, or other ownership interests in, the Company (the items in clauses ‎(i) through ‎(iv) being referred to collectively as the “Company Securities”).

 

(b)All outstanding shares of capital stock of the Company have been, and all shares that may be issued pursuant to any Company Stock Plan will be, when issued in accordance with the respective terms thereof, duly authorized and validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable and free of preemptive rights. No Subsidiary of the Company owns any shares of capital stock of the Company. The Company has furnished to Parent a true and complete list of all outstanding Company Equity Awards as of February 28, 2020, including with respect to each such equity award, the holder, date of grant, vesting schedule, whether subject to performance conditions, number of shares of Company Common Stock subject to such award (assuming target performance levels were achieved, if applicable), and, for Company Stock Options, the applicable exercise price, expiration date and whether it is an incentive stock option. Five (5) Business Days prior to the Closing Date, the Company shall provide Parent with a revised version of the foregoing list, updated as of such date. There are no outstanding bonds, debentures, notes or other Indebtedness of the Company having the right to vote (or convertible into, or exchangeable for, securities having the right to vote) on any matters on which stockholders of the Company may vote. There are no outstanding obligations of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries to repurchase, redeem or otherwise acquire any Company Securities. Neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries is a party to any agreement with respect to the voting of any Company Securities.

 

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(c)There are no shareholders agreements, voting trusts, registration rights agreements or other similar agreements or understandings to which the Company or any Subsidiary of the Company is a party with respect to the capital stock or other equity interests of the Company. None of the Company or any Subsidiaries of the Company has granted any preemptive rights, anti-dilutive rights or rights of first refusal, registration rights or similar rights with respect to its shares or shares of capital stock (as applicable) that are in effect.

 

4.6Subsidiaries.

 

(a)Each Subsidiary of the Company is a corporation or other entity duly incorporated or organized, validly existing and in good standing under the Laws of its jurisdiction of incorporation or organization and has all corporate or other organizational powers, as applicable, required to carry on its business as now conducted, except for those jurisdictions where failure to be so organized, validly existing and in good standing or to have such power has not had and would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Company Material Adverse Effect. Each such Subsidiary is duly qualified to do business and is in good standing in each jurisdiction where such qualification is necessary, except for those jurisdictions where failure to be so qualified has not had and would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Company Material Adverse Effect. Section ‎4.6(a) of the Company Disclosure Schedule sets forth a true and complete list of each Significant Subsidiary of the Company as of the date of this Agreement, and its jurisdiction of incorporation or organization.

 

(b)All of the issued and outstanding capital stock or other voting securities of, or ownership interests in, each Subsidiary of the Company are owned by the Company, directly or indirectly, free and clear of any Lien. There are no issued, reserved for issuance or outstanding (i) securities of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries convertible into or exchangeable for shares of capital stock or other voting securities of, or other ownership interests in, any Subsidiary of the Company; (ii) warrants, calls, options or other rights to acquire from the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, or other obligations of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries to issue, deliver, sell, repurchase, redeem or otherwise acquire any capital stock or other voting securities of, or other ownership interests in, or any securities convertible into or exchangeable for any capital stock or other voting securities of, or other ownership interests in, any Subsidiary of the Company; or (iii) restricted shares, stock appreciation rights, performance units, contingent value rights, “phantom” stock or similar securities or rights issued by or with the approval of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries that are derivative of, or provide economic benefits based, directly or indirectly, on the value or price of, any capital stock or other voting securities of, or other ownership interests in, any Subsidiary of the Company. There are no outstanding obligations of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries to repurchase, redeem or otherwise acquire any capital stock or other voting securities of, or other ownership interests in, any Subsidiary of the Company or any securities described in the foregoing clauses ‎(i) through ‎(iii) of this Section ‎4.6(b). Except for the capital stock or other voting securities of, or other ownership interests in, its Subsidiaries and publicly traded securities held for investment that do not exceed 5% of the outstanding securities of any entity, the Company does not own, directly or indirectly, any capital stock or other voting securities of, or other ownership interests in, any Person.

 

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4.7Regulatory Reports, SEC Filings and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

 

(a)The Company and each of its Subsidiaries have timely filed with or furnished all material reports, schedules, forms, statements, registration statements, prospectuses and other documents required to be filed with the SEC under the Securities Act or the Exchange Act since January 1, 2018 (collectively, together with any exhibits and schedules thereto and other information incorporated therein, the “Company SEC Documents”) with the SEC, and have paid all material fees and assessments due and payable in connection therewith.

 

(b)As of its filing date, each Company SEC Document filed since January 1, 2018 prior to the date of this Agreement complied, and each Company SEC Document filed subsequent to the date of this Agreement (assuming, in the case of the Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus, that the representation and warranty set forth in Section ‎5.9 is true and correct) will comply, in all material respects with the applicable requirements of NASDAQ, the Securities Act, the Securities Exchange Act, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and any other applicable rules and regulations promulgated by the SEC, as the case may be.

 

(c)As of its filing date (or, if amended or superseded by a filing prior to the date of this Agreement, on the date of such amended or superseding filing), each Company SEC Document filed since January 1, 2018 prior to the date of this Agreement did not, and each Company SEC Document filed subsequent to the date of this Agreement (assuming, in the case of the Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus, that the representation and warranty set forth in Section ‎5.9 is true and correct) will not, contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state any material fact necessary in order to make the statements made therein, in light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading. As of the date of this Agreement, there are no outstanding or unresolved comments received from the SEC or SEC investigation with respect to any Company SEC Documents.

 

(d)The Company is, and since January 1, 2018 has been, in compliance in all material respects with (i) the applicable provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and (ii) the applicable listing and corporate governance rules and regulations of NASDAQ.

 

(e)The Company and its Subsidiaries have established and maintain disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rule 13a-15 under the Securities Exchange Act). Such disclosure controls and procedures are designed to ensure that material information relating to the Company, including its consolidated Subsidiaries, is made known to the Company’s principal executive officer and its principal financial officer by others within those entities, particularly during the periods in which the periodic reports required under the Securities Exchange Act are being prepared. Such disclosure controls and procedures are effective in timely alerting the Company’s principal executive officer and principal financial officer to material information required to be included in the Company’s periodic and current reports required under the Securities Exchange Act. For purposes of this Agreement, “principal executive officer” and “principal financial officer” shall have the meanings given to such terms in the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

 

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(f)The Company and its Subsidiaries have established and maintain a system of internal controls over financial reporting (as defined in Rule 13a-15 under the Securities Exchange Act) (“internal controls”). Such internal controls are sufficient to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of the Company’s financial reporting and the preparation of the Company’s financial statements for external purposes in accordance with GAAP. The Company’s principal executive officer and principal financial officer have disclosed, based on their most recent evaluation of such internal controls prior to the date of this Agreement, to the Company’s auditors and the audit committee of the Board of Directors of the Company (i) all significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal controls that are reasonably likely to adversely affect the Company’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information and (ii) any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in internal controls. The Company has made available to Parent prior to the date of this Agreement a true and complete summary of any disclosure of the type described in the preceding sentence made by the Company’s principal executive officer and principal financial officer to the Company’s auditors and audit committee of the Board of Directors of the Company since January 1, 2018.

 

(g)The “disclosure controls and procedures” (as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) of the Securities Exchange Act) utilized by the Company are reasonably designed to ensure that all information (both financial and non-financial) required to be disclosed by the Company in the reports that it files or submits under the Securities Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the rules and forms of the SEC and that all such information required to be disclosed is accumulated and communicated to the management of the Company, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure and to enable the chief executive officer and chief financial officer of the Company to make the certifications required under the Securities Exchange Act with respect to such reports.

 

(h)Since January 1, 2018, each of the principal executive officer and principal financial officer of the Company (or each former principal executive officer and principal financial officer of the Company, as applicable) has made all certifications required by Rule 13a-14 and 15d-14 under the Securities Exchange Act and Sections 302 and 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and any related rules and regulations promulgated by the SEC and NASDAQ, and the statements contained in any such certifications are true and complete.

 

4.8Financial Statements and Financial Matters.

 

(a)The audited consolidated financial statements and unaudited consolidated interim financial statements of the Company included or incorporated by reference in the Company SEC Documents complied as to form, when filed, in all material respects with the rules and regulations of the SEC with respect thereto, present fairly in all material respects, in conformity with GAAP applied on a consistent basis during the periods involved (except as may be indicated in the notes thereto), the consolidated financial position of the Company and its Subsidiaries as of the dates thereof and their consolidated results of operations and cash flows for the periods then ended (subject to normal, recurring and immaterial year-end audit adjustments in the case of any unaudited interim financial statements). Such consolidated financial statements have been prepared from, and are in accordance with, the books and records of the Company and its Subsidiaries.

 

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(b)From January 1, 2018 to the date of this Agreement, the Company has not received written notice from the SEC or any other Governmental Authority indicating that any of its accounting policies or practices are or may be the subject of any review, inquiry, investigation or challenge by the SEC or any other Governmental Authority.

 

(c)Any other financial statements delivered by the Company pursuant to Section ‎8.4(a) shall be deemed “financial statements” of the Company for purposes of this Agreement, will present fairly in all material respects the consolidated financial position, results of operations and cash flows of the Company and its Subsidiaries as of the respective dates thereof and for the periods covered thereby and will be prepared in accordance with GAAP applied on a consistent basis during the periods involved, with reasonable care and attention, on a basis consistent with the audited consolidated financial statements included in the Company SEC Documents.

 

4.9Disclosure Documents.

 

The information relating to the Company and its Subsidiaries that is provided by the Company, any of its Subsidiaries or any of their respective Representatives for inclusion or incorporation by reference in the Registration Statement or the Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus will not (a) in the case of the Registration Statement, at the time the Registration Statement or any amendment or supplement thereto becomes effective and at the time of the Company Stockholder Meeting and the Parent Stockholder Meeting, and (b) in the case of the Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus, at the time the Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus or any amendment or supplement thereto is first mailed to the stockholders of the Company and Parent and at the time of the Company Stockholder Meeting and the Parent Stockholder Meeting, contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state any material fact necessary in order to make the statements made therein, in light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading.

 

4.10Absence of Certain Changes.

 

(a)Since the Company Balance Sheet Date through the date of this Agreement, (i) the business of the Company and its Subsidiaries has been conducted in all material respects in the ordinary course of business consistent with past practice and (ii) there has not been any event, change, effect, development or occurrence that has had or would reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Company Material Adverse Effect.

 

(b)Since the Company Balance Sheet Date through the date of this Agreement, there has not been any action taken by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries that, if taken during the period from the date of this Agreement through the Effective Time without Parent’s consent, would constitute a breach of Section ‎6.1.

 

4.11No Undisclosed Material Liabilities.

 

There are no liabilities or obligations of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries of any kind whatsoever, whether accrued, contingent, absolute, determined, determinable or otherwise, other than (a) liabilities or obligations disclosed and provided for in the Company Balance Sheet or in the notes thereto, (b) liabilities or obligations incurred in the ordinary course of business consistent with past practice since the Company Balance Sheet Date, (c) liabilities arising in connection with the Transactions and (d) other liabilities or obligations that have not had and would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Company Material Adverse Effect. There are no off-balance sheet arrangements of any type pursuant to any off-balance sheet arrangement required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 303(a)(4) of Regulation S-K promulgated under the Securities Act (“Regulation S-K”) that have not been so described in the Company SEC Documents.

 

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4.12Litigation.

 

There is no Proceeding pending or, to the knowledge of the Company, threatened against or affecting the Company, any of its Subsidiaries, any present or former officers, directors or employees of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries in their respective capacities as such, or any of the respective properties of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, before (or, in the case of threatened Proceedings, that would be before) any Governmental Authority, that has had or would reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Company Material Adverse Effect or that in any manner challenges or seeks to prevent, enjoin, alter or materially delay any of the Transactions. There is no Order outstanding or threatened against or affecting the Company, any of its Subsidiaries, any present or former officers, directors or employees of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries in their respective capacities as such, or any of the respective properties of any of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, that has had or would reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Company Material Adverse Effect or that would, or would reasonably be expected to, prevent, enjoin, alter or materially delay any of the Transactions.

 

4.13Permits.

 

Except as has not had and would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Company Material Adverse Effect, the Company and each of its Subsidiaries hold all governmental Consents necessary for the operation of their respective businesses (the “Company Permits”). All Company Permits are in full force and effect, except where the failure to be in full force and effect would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Company Material Adverse Effect. The Company and each of its Subsidiaries are and since January 1, 2018, have been in compliance with the terms of the Company Permits, except for failures to comply that have not had and would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Company Material Adverse Effect. There is no Proceeding pending, or, to the knowledge of the Company, threatened that seeks, or, to the knowledge of the Company, any existing condition, situation or set of circumstances that would reasonably be expected to result in, the revocation, cancellation, termination, non-renewal or adverse modification of any Company Permit except where such revocation, cancellation, termination, non-renewal or adverse modification has not had and would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Company Material Adverse Effect.

 

4.14Compliance with Applicable Laws.

 

(a)The Company and each of its Subsidiaries are, and since January 1, 2018 have been, in compliance in all material respects with all Applicable Laws and are not in default under or in violation of any Applicable Laws. None of the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries has been debarred, suspended or otherwise made ineligible from doing business with the United States government or any government contractor.

 

(b)Neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries is a party to any agreement or settlement with any Governmental Authority with respect to any actual or alleged violation of any Applicable Law, except for agreements and settlements that are not material to the Company or any of its Subsidiaries.

 

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(c)Except as set forth in Section ‎4.14(c) of the Company Disclosure Schedule, to the knowledge of the Company:

 

(i)the Company, each of its Subsidiaries, and each of their respective directors, officers, employees, and agents, representatives, sales intermediaries or any other Third Party acting on their behalf, has, since November 29, 2017, complied with and is in compliance with the FCPA and all other applicable Anti-Bribery Legislation;

 

(ii)neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries, nor any of their respective directors, officers or employees is, or since January 1, 2018 has been, subject to any actual, pending or threatened civil, criminal or administrative actions, suits, demands, claims, hearings, notices of violation, investigations, Proceedings, demand letters, settlements or enforcement actions, or made any voluntary disclosures to any Governmental Entity, involving the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, in any way relating to the FCPA or any other applicable Anti-Bribery Legislation;

 

(iii)neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries, nor any of their respective directors, officers, employees, or agents, representatives, sales intermediaries or any other Third Party acting on their behalf is a Sanctioned Person;

 

(iv)neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries, nor any of their respective directors, officers, employees, or agents, representatives, sales intermediaries or any other Third Party acting on their behalf, has, since January 1, 2018, or is currently, engaged in any dealings, transactions, activity or conduct with, involving or for the benefit of, any Sanctioned Person in violation of applicable Sanctions; and

 

(v)no officer, director or employee of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries is a Government Official.

 

(d)The Company and its Subsidiaries and Affiliates have in place policies, procedures and controls that are reasonably designed to promote and ensure compliance with the FCPA and any other applicable Anti-Bribery Legislation.

 

4.15Material Contracts.

 

(a)Section ‎4.15(a) of the Company Disclosure Schedule sets forth a list as of the date of this Agreement of each of the following Contracts to which the Company or any of its Subsidiaries is a party or by which it is bound (each such Contract listed or required to be so listed, and each of the following Contracts to which the Company or any of its Subsidiaries becomes a party or by which it becomes bound after the date of this Agreement, a “Company Material Contract”):

 

(i)any Contract that is a “material contract” as such term is defined in Item 601(b)(10) of Regulation S-K;

 

(ii)any Contract that (A) limits or purports to limit, in any material respect, the freedom of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries to engage or compete in any line of business or with any Person or in any area or that would so limit or purport to limit, in any material respect, the freedom of the Surviving Corporation, Parent, the Company or any of their respective Affiliates after the Effective Time, (B) contains any material exclusivity or “most favored nation” obligations or restrictions or similar provisions that are binding on the Company or any of its Subsidiaries (or, after the Effective Time, that would be binding on the Surviving Corporation, Parent or any of their respective Affiliates) or (C) otherwise limits or restricts, in any material respect, the Company or any of its Subsidiaries (or, after the Effective Time, the Surviving Corporation, Parent or any of their respective Affiliates) from hiring or soliciting any Person for employment;

 

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(iii)promissory notes, loan agreements, indentures, evidences of Indebtedness or other instruments providing for or relating to the lending of money, including any sale and leaseback transactions, capitalized leases and other similar financing arrangements or that provides for the guarantee, support, indemnification, assumption or endorsement by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries of, or any similar commitment by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries with respect to the obligations, liabilities or Indebtedness of any other Person, in each case in a principal amount in excess of $1,000,000;

 

(iv)any Contract restricting the payment of dividends or the making of distributions to stockholders of the Company or the repurchase of stock or other equity of the Company;

 

(v)any Contract that would require the disposition of any material assets or line of business of the Company or its Subsidiaries as a result of the consummation of the Merger;

 

(vi)any material joint venture, profit-sharing, partnership, strategic alliance, collaboration or other similar agreements;

 

(vii)any Contract pursuant to which the Company or any of its Subsidiaries receives from any Third Party a license or similar right to any Intellectual Property that is material to the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, other than licenses with respect to non-customized Software that is generally available and licensed pursuant to standard commercial terms;

 

(viii)any Contract pursuant to which the Company or any of its Subsidiaries grant to any Third Party a license or similar right to any Intellectual Property that is material to the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, other than non-exclusive licenses granted in the ordinary course of business;

 

(ix)Contracts with (A) the top ten (10) customers of the Company based on revenues for the year ended December 31, 2019 and (B) the top ten (10) vendors of the Company based on costs for the year ending December 31, 2019;

 

(x)any Related Party Contract;

 

(xi)any Contract involving the settlement of any action or threatened action (or series of related actions) that will (A) involve payments after the date hereof in excess of $100,000 or (B) impose material monitoring or reporting obligations outside the ordinary course of business consistent with past practice;

 

(xii)any Contract that is a lease of real property to which the Company or any of its Subsidiaries is a party, as lessee and which provides for annual lease payments in excess of $500,000;

 

(xiii)any Collective Bargaining Agreement;

 

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(xiv)any Contract that grants any right of first refusal, right of first offer or similar right with respect to any material assets, rights or properties of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries (other than any such Contracts that are terminable by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries on ninety (90) days or less notice without any required material payment or other material conditions, other than the condition of notice); and

 

(xv)any Contract that relates to the acquisition or disposition of any Person, business or asset (other than any Contract or arrangement that provides solely for the acquisition of equipment or products in the ordinary course of business) and under which the Company or its Subsidiaries have a material continuing obligation, including any material “earn-out” or similar contingent payment obligation.

 

(b)All of the Company Material Contracts are, subject to the Bankruptcy and Equity Exceptions, valid and binding obligations of the Company or a Subsidiary of the Company (as the case may be) and, to the knowledge of the Company, each of the other parties thereto, and in full force and effect and enforceable in accordance with their respective terms against the Company or its Subsidiaries (as the case may be) and, to the knowledge of the Company, each of the other parties thereto (except for such Company Material Contracts that are terminated after the date of this Agreement in accordance with their respective terms; provided that if such termination is at the option of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, such termination must be in the ordinary course of business), except where the failure to be valid and binding obligations and in full force and effect and enforceable has not had and would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Company Material Adverse Effect. To the knowledge of the Company, no Person is seeking to terminate or challenge the validity or enforceability of any Company Material Contract, except such terminations or challenges that have not had and would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Company Material Adverse Effect. Neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries, nor to the knowledge of the Company, any of the other parties thereto has violated any provision of, or committed or failed to perform any act that (with or without notice, lapse of time or both) would constitute a default under any provision of, and neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries has received written notice that it has violated or defaulted under, any Company Material Contract, except for those violations and defaults (or potential defaults) that have not had and would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Company Material Adverse Effect.

 

4.16Taxes.

 

Except as has not had and would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Company Material Adverse Effect:

 

(a)All Tax Returns required by Applicable Law to be filed with any Taxing Authority by, or on behalf of, the Company or any of its Subsidiaries have been filed when due (giving effect to all extensions) in accordance with all Applicable Law, and all such Tax Returns are true, correct and complete.

 

(b)The Company and each of its Subsidiaries has paid (or has had paid on its behalf) or has withheld and remitted to the appropriate Taxing Authority all Taxes due and payable, or (i) where payment is not yet due, has established (or has had established on its behalf and for its sole benefit and recourse) in accordance with GAAP an adequate accrual or (ii) where payment is being contested in good faith pursuant to appropriate procedures, has established (or has had established on its behalf and for its sole benefit and recourse) in accordance with GAAP an adequate reserve, in each case for all Taxes through the end of the last period for which the Company and its Subsidiaries ordinarily record items on their respective books and records.

 

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(c)All federal income Tax Returns of the affiliated group of which the Company is the common parent through the Tax year ended December 31, 2015 have been examined and closed or are Tax Returns with respect to which the applicable period for assessment under Applicable Law, after giving effect to extensions or waivers, has expired.

 

(d)There is no Proceeding (including an audit) pending or, to the knowledge of the Company, threatened in writing against or with respect to the Company or its Subsidiaries in respect of any Tax or Tax asset.

 

(e)There are no requests for rulings or determinations in respect of any Tax or Tax asset pending between the Company or any of its Subsidiaries and any Taxing Authority.

 

(f)During the two (2)-year period ending on the date of this Agreement, the Company was not a distributing corporation or a controlled corporation in a transaction intended to be governed by Section 355 of the Code.

 

(g)There are no Liens for Taxes (other than Permitted Liens) upon any of the assets of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries.

 

(h)No claim has been made in writing by any Taxing Authority in a jurisdiction where the Company and/or the Company’s Subsidiaries do not file Tax Returns that the Company or any of its Subsidiaries is or may be subject to taxation by, or required to file any Tax Return in, that jurisdiction.

 

(i)Neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries (1) has been a member of an affiliated, consolidated, combined or unitary group other than one of which the Company or any of its Subsidiaries was the common parent, (2) is party to any Tax Sharing Agreement (other than any such agreement solely between the Company and its Subsidiaries), or (3) has any liability for the Taxes of any Person (other than the Company or any of its Subsidiaries) under Treasury Regulation Section 1.1502-6 (or any similar provision of state, local or non-U.S. Law) or any Tax Sharing Agreement or as a transferee or successor.

 

(j)Neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries has taken or agreed to take any action or has knowledge of any fact or circumstance that could reasonably be expected to prevent (1) the Merger from qualifying as a reorganization within the meaning of Section 368(a) of the Code or (2) the delivery of the tax opinions referenced in Section ‎9.2(f) and Section ‎9.3(g).

 

4.17Employees and Employee Benefit Plans.

 

(a)Section ‎4.17 of the Company Disclosure Schedule sets forth a true and complete list as of the date of this Agreement of each material Company Employee Plan and specifies whether each such Company Employee Plan is a Company U.S. Plan or a Company International Plan. For each material Company Employee Plan and each Company Employee Plan that is subject to ERISA, the Company has made available to Parent a copy of such plan (or a description, if such plan is not written) and all amendments thereto, together with a copy of (if applicable) (i) each trust, insurance or other funding arrangement; (ii) each summary plan description and summary of material modifications; (iii) the most recently filed IRS Forms 5500; (iv) the most recent favorable determination or opinion letter from the IRS; (v) the most recently prepared actuarial reports and financial statements in connection with each such Company Employee Plan; (vi) all material documents and correspondence relating thereto received from or provided to the Department of Labor, the PBGC, the IRS or any other Governmental Authority during the past year; and (vii) all current employee handbooks, manuals and policies.

 

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(b)Neither the Company nor any of its ERISA Affiliates (nor any predecessor of any such entity) sponsors, maintains, administers or contributes to (or has any obligation to contribute to), or has since January 1, 2013, sponsored, maintained, administered or contributed to (or had any obligation to contribute to), any plan subject to Title IV of ERISA, including any multiemployer plan, as defined in Section 3(37) of ERISA.

 

(c)Each Company Employee Plan that is intended to be qualified under Section 401(a) of the Code has received a favorable determination or opinion letter from the IRS or has applied to the IRS for such a letter within the applicable remedial amendment period or such period has not expired and, to the knowledge of the Company, no circumstances exist that would reasonably be expected to result in any such letter being revoked or not being reissued or a penalty under the IRS Closing Agreement Program if discovered during an IRS audit or investigation. Each trust created under any such Company Employee Plan is exempt from Tax under Section 501(a) of the Code and has been so exempt since its creation.

 

(d)Except as has not had and would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Company Material Adverse Effect, since January 1, 2018, each Company Employee Plan has been maintained in compliance with its terms and all Applicable Law, including ERISA and the Code. Except as has not had and would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Company Material Adverse Effect, no Proceeding (other than routine claims for benefits) is pending against or involves or, to the knowledge of the Company, is threatened against or reasonably expected to involve, any Company Employee Plan before any court or any Governmental Authority, including the IRS, the Department of Labor or the PBGC. To the knowledge of the Company, since January 1, 2018, no events have occurred with respect to any Company Employee Plan that would reasonably be expected to result in the assessment of any excise taxes or penalties against the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, except for events that have not had and would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Company Material Adverse Effect.

 

(e)Except as provided in Section ‎2.5, with respect to each current or former Company Service Provider, the consummation of the Transactions will not, either alone or together with any other event: (i) entitle any such individual to any payment or benefit, including any bonus, retention, severance, retirement or job security payment or benefit; (ii) accelerate the time of payment or vesting or trigger any payment or funding (through a grantor trust or otherwise) of compensation or benefits under, or increase the amount payable or trigger any other obligation under, any Company Employee Plan; or (iii) limit or restrict the right of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries or, after the Closing, Parent or the Surviving Corporation to merge, amend or terminate any Company Employee Plan.

 

(f)Neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries has any current or projected liability for, and no Company Employee Plan provides or promises, any post-employment or post-retirement medical, dental, disability, hospitalization, life or similar benefits (whether insured or self-insured) to any current or former Company Service Provider (other than coverage mandated by Applicable Law).

 

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(g)There has been no amendment to, written interpretation of or announcement (whether or not written) by the Company or any of its Affiliates relating to, or making a change in employee participation or coverage under, any Company Employee Plan that would materially increase the expense of maintaining such plan above the level of expense incurred in respect thereof for the fiscal year ended on the Company Balance Sheet Date, except as required in order to comply with Applicable Law.

 

(h)Without limiting the generality of Section ‎4.17(f), no amount paid or payable (whether in cash, in property, or in the form of benefits) by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries in connection with the Transactions (either solely as a result thereof or as a result of such transactions in conjunction with any other event) will be an “excess parachute payment” within the meaning of Section 280G of the Code. Neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries has any obligation to gross-up, indemnify or otherwise reimburse any current or former Company Service Provider for any tax incurred by such individual, including under Sections 409A, 457A or 4999 of the Code.

 

(i)Each Company Employee Plan, and any award thereunder, that is or forms part of a “nonqualified deferred compensation plan” within the meaning of Sections 409A or 457A of the Code has been timely amended (if applicable) to comply and has been operated in compliance with, and the Company and its Subsidiaries have complied in practice and operation with, all applicable requirements of Sections 409A and 457A of the Code in all material respects.

 

(j)With respect to any Company Employee Plan covered by Subtitle B, Part 4 of Title I of ERISA or Section 4975 of the Code, no non-exempt prohibited transaction has occurred that has caused or would reasonably be expected to cause the Company or any of its Subsidiaries to incur any material liability under ERISA or the Code.

 

(k)Each Company International Plan (i) has been maintained in compliance with its terms and Applicable Law, except for failures that have not had and would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Company Material Adverse Effect, (ii) if intended to qualify for special tax treatment, meets all the requirements for such treatment, and (iii) if required, to any extent, to be funded, book-reserved or secured by an insurance policy, is fully funded, book-reserved or secured by an insurance policy, as applicable, based on reasonable actuarial assumptions in accordance with applicable accounting principles.

 

4.18Labor Matters.

 

(a)Except as has not had or would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Company Material Adverse Effect, the Company and its Subsidiaries are, and since January 1, 2018 have been, in compliance with all Applicable Laws relating to labor and employment, including those relating to labor management relations, wages, hours, overtime, employee classification, discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, civil rights, affirmative action, work authorization, immigration, safety and health, information privacy and security, workers compensation, continuation coverage under group health plans, wage payment and the payment and withholding of Taxes.

 

(b)Since January 1, 2018, (i) no allegations of sexual harassment or other sexual misconduct have been made against any officer of the Company or its Subsidiaries who manages or supervises or, at any time, managed or supervised two (2) or more employees, and (ii) there are no Proceedings pending or, to the knowledge of the Company, threatened related to any allegations of sexual harassment or other sexual misconduct by any officer of the Company or its Subsidiaries. Since January 1, 2018, neither the Company nor any of its Affiliates have entered into any settlement agreements related to allegations of sexual harassment or other sexual misconduct by any officer of the Company or its Subsidiaries who manages or supervises or, at any time, managed or supervised two (2) or more employees.

 

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(c)Neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries is, or since January 1, 2018 has been, a party to or subject to, or is currently negotiating in connection with entering into, any Collective Bargaining Agreement, and there have not been any, and to the knowledge of the Company there are no threatened, organizational campaigns, card solicitations, petition or other unionization activity seeking recognition of a collective bargaining unit relating to any Company Service Provider. Except as has not had and would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Company Material Adverse Effect, there are no unfair labor practice complaints pending or, to the knowledge of the Company, threatened against the Company or any of its Subsidiaries before the National Labor Relations Board or any other Governmental Authority or any current union representation questions involving any Company Service Provider with respect to the Company or its Subsidiaries. There is no labor strike, slowdown, stoppage, picketing, interruption of work or lockout pending or, to the knowledge of the Company, threatened against or affecting the Company or any of its Subsidiaries. The consent or consultation of, or the rendering of formal advice by, any labor or trade union, works council or other employee representative body is not required for the Company to enter into this Agreement or to consummate any of the Transactions.

 

(d)The Company and each of its Subsidiaries is, and has been since January 1, 2018, in material compliance with WARN and has no material liabilities or other obligations thereunder. Neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries has taken any action that would reasonably be expected to cause Parent or any of its Affiliates or the Surviving Corporation or its Affiliates to have any material liability or other obligation following the Closing Date under WARN.

 

4.19Intellectual Property and Information Technology.

 

(a)Section ‎4.19(a) of the Company Disclosure Schedule sets forth all patents, registered trademarks, registered copyrights, Internet domain name registrations and pending applications for any patents, trademarks and copyrights owned by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries (“Registered Company IP”). The Registered Company IP is subsisting and, excluding any pending applications contained therein, to the knowledge of the Company, is valid and enforceable. The Company and its Subsidiaries have taken commercially reasonable steps to maintain the confidentiality of all Trade Secrets material to their respective businesses.

 

(b)The Company or its Subsidiaries solely own, free and clear of all Liens (other than Permitted Liens), or have the rights to use, all Company Owned IP and Company IT Systems material to the conduct of their respective businesses as currently conducted. The foregoing representation and warranty is not intended to be a representation or warranty regarding the absence of infringement, misappropriation or other violation of Intellectual Property, which is addressed in Section ‎4.19(e) below.

 

(c)(i) There are no pending or, to the knowledge of the Company, threatened written claims against the Company or any of its Subsidiaries alleging any infringement, misappropriation or other violation of the Intellectual Property of any Person by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, and, to the knowledge of the Company, the operations of the businesses (including the products and services) of the Company and its Subsidiaries do not infringe, misappropriate or otherwise violate the Intellectual Property of any Person; and (ii) there are no pending or threatened written claims by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries alleging any infringement, misappropriation or other violation by any Person of any material Company Owned IP and to the knowledge of the Company, no Third Party has since January 1, 2018, infringed, misappropriated or otherwise violated any material Company Owned IP.

 

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(d)To the knowledge of the Company, since January 1, 2018, the Company IT Systems have not suffered any material security breach or failure (including any malfunction, cyber-attacks or other material disruption or impairment). The Company and each of its Subsidiaries have taken commercially reasonable actions, consistent with industry standards, to monitor and protect the confidentiality, integrity, availability, operation and security of the Company IT Systems, including implementing and maintaining appropriate backup, business continuity and disaster recovery policies, procedures and facilities, and Software support arrangements.

 

(e)The Company and each of its Subsidiaries is in material compliance with (i) all of its binding policies relating to privacy, data protection or the collection, use, storage, processing, transfer or disclosure of Personal Information; (ii) all Applicable Laws relating to privacy, data breach notification, or the protection, security, use, destruction or transfer of Personal Information; and (iii) all applicable payment card industry data security standards. There are no pending or, to the knowledge of the Company, threatened written claims against the Company or any of its Subsidiaries by any Person or Governmental Entity alleging a material violation of any of the foregoing and to the knowledge of the Company, there are no facts, circumstances or conditions that would reasonably be expected to form the basis for any such claim.

 

4.20Environmental Matters.

 

The Company has made available all material, non-privileged audits, investigations and sampling or similar reports with respect to the Company or its Subsidiaries that are in its possession or control relating to Environmental Laws or the Release of, or exposure to, Hazardous Substances. Except (x) as set forth in Section ‎4.20 of the Company Disclosure Schedule or (y) as would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Company Material Adverse Effect:

 

(a)the Company and each of its Subsidiaries is, and has been since January 1, 2018, in compliance with all Environmental Laws;

 

(b)the Company and each of its Subsidiaries possesses and is, and has been since January 1, 2018, in compliance with all applicable Environmental Permits and all such Environmental Permits are valid and in good standing;

 

(c)there are no Environmental Claims pending or, to the knowledge of the Company, threatened against the Company or any of its Subsidiaries or their respective properties or operations;

 

(d)there has been no Release or threatened Release of any Hazardous Substance at, on, under, to, in or from any real property currently owned, leased or operated by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, or, to the knowledge of the Company, any real property formerly owned, leased or operated by, or any property or facility to which any Hazardous Substance has been transported for disposal, recycling or treatment by or on behalf of, the Company or any of its Subsidiaries; and

 

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(e)neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries has (i) treated, stored, disposed of, arranged for or permitted the disposal of, transported, handled, Released or (ii) to the knowledge of the Company, exposed any Person to, or designed, manufactured, sold, marketed, installed, repaired, or distributed products containing any Hazardous Substances, in the case of each of clauses ‎(i) and ‎(ii), in a manner or fashion that would reasonably be expected to result in an Environmental Claim or Environmental Liability related to the Company or any of its Subsidiaries.

 

4.21Insurance.

 

The Company has made available to Parent, prior to the date of this Agreement, a list and summaries of all material insurance policies and fidelity bonds for which the Company or any of its Subsidiaries is a policyholder or that covers the business, operations, employees, officers, directors or assets of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries (the “Company Insurance Policies”). The Company and its Subsidiaries maintain insurance coverage with reputable insurers in such amounts and covering such risks as the Company reasonably believes, based on past experience, is adequate for the businesses and operations of the Company and its Subsidiaries (taking into account the cost and availability of such insurance). Except as has not had and would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Company Material Adverse Effect, the Company Insurance Policies (i) are sufficient for compliance by the Company and its Subsidiaries with all Company Material Contracts and (ii) will not terminate or lapse by their terms by reason of the consummation of the Transactions. Section ‎4.21 of the Company Disclosure Schedule sets forth the amount per annum the Company paid in its last full fiscal year ending prior to the date of this Agreement for the Company’s existing directors’ and officers’ insurance policies.

 

4.22Properties.

 

Schedule 4.22 sets forth the address of each real property owned by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries. Except as would not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Company Material Adverse Effect, (a) the Company and each of its Subsidiaries has good, valid and marketable fee simple title to, or valid leasehold interests in, as the case may be, each parcel of real property of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, free and clear of all Liens other than Permitted Liens and (b) each lease, sublease or license under which the Company or any of its Subsidiaries leases, subleases or licenses any real property is a valid and binding agreement of the Company or of its Subsidiaries, as the case may be, and is in full force and effect, and neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries nor, to the knowledge of the Company, any other party thereto is in default or breach under the terms of any such lease, sublease or license.

 

4.23Transactions with Affiliates.

 

To the knowledge of the Company, since January 1, 2018, there have been no transactions, or series of related transactions, agreements, arrangements or understandings in effect, nor are there any currently proposed transactions, or series of related transactions, agreements, arrangements or understandings, that would be required to be disclosed under Item 404 of Regulation S-K that have not been otherwise disclosed in the Company SEC Documents filed prior to the date hereof.

 

4.24Antitakeover Statutes.

 

Assuming the accuracy of the representations and warranties set forth in Section‎5.27, neither the restrictions on business combinations set forth in Section 203 of the DGCL nor any other “control share acquisition,” “fair price,” “moratorium” or other antitakeover Laws enacted under U.S. state or federal Laws apply to this Agreement, any Ancillary Agreement or any of the Transactions.

 

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4.25Opinion of Financial Advisors.

 

The Board of Directors of the Company has received an opinion from each of Barclays Capital Inc. and Goldman, Sachs & Co. LLC to the effect that, as of the date of such opinion and subject to the assumptions, qualifications, limitations and other matters set forth in the written opinion, the Exchange Ratio pursuant to this Agreement is fair, from a financial point of view, to the holders of Company Common Stock (other than, as applicable, Parent and its Affiliates and holders of Excluded Shares).

 

4.26Finders’ Fees.

 

Except for Barclays Capital Inc. and Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, a copy of whose engagement agreement has been provided to Parent prior to the date of this Agreement, there is no investment banker, broker, finder or other intermediary that has been retained by or is authorized to act on behalf of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries who might be entitled to any fee or commission from the Company or any of its Subsidiaries in connection with the Transactions.

 

4.27No Ownership of Parent Common Stock.

 

Neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries (a) beneficially owns, directly or indirectly, any shares of Parent Common Stock or other securities convertible into, exchangeable for or exercisable for shares of Parent Common Stock or (b) has any rights to acquire any shares of Parent Common Stock. There are no voting trusts or other agreements or understandings to which the Company or any of its Subsidiaries is a party with respect to the voting of the capital stock or other equity interest of Parent or any of its Subsidiaries. Neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries is an “interested stockholder” of Parent nor Merger Sub (with the meaning of each foregoing word in quotation marks as defined in Section 203 of the DGCL).

 

4.28No Rights Plan.

 

As of the date of this Agreement, there is no stockholder rights plan, “poison pill,” antitakeover plan or similar device in effect to which the Company or any of its Subsidiaries is subject or a party or by which the Company or any of its Subsidiaries is otherwise bound.

 

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4.29No Other Company Representations and Warranties.

 

Except for the representations and warranties made by the Company in this Article ‎4 (as qualified by the applicable items disclosed in the Company Disclosure Schedule in accordance with Section ‎11.5 and the introduction to this Article ‎4) (but without limiting any representations and warranties in any Ancillary Agreement), neither the Company nor any other Person makes or has made any representation or warranty, expressed or implied, at law or in equity, with respect to or on behalf of the Company or its Subsidiaries, or the accuracy or completeness of any information regarding the Company or its Subsidiaries or any other matter furnished or provided to Parent or made available to Parent in any “data rooms”, “virtual data rooms”, management presentations or in any other form in expectation of, or in connection with, this Agreement or the Transactions. The Company and its Subsidiaries disclaim any other representations or warranties, whether made by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries or any of their respective Affiliates or Representatives. The Company acknowledges and agrees that, except for the representations and warranties made by Parent in Article ‎5 (as qualified by the applicable items disclosed in the Parent Disclosure Schedule in accordance with Section ‎11.5 and the introduction to Article ‎5) (but without limiting any representations and warranties in any Ancillary Agreement), neither Parent nor any other Person is making or has made any representations or warranty, expressed or implied, at law or in equity, with respect to or on behalf of Parent or its Subsidiaries, or the accuracy or completeness of any information regarding Parent or its Subsidiaries or any other matter furnished or provided to Parent or made available to the Company in any “data rooms,” “virtual data rooms,” management presentations or in any other form in expectation of, or in connection with, this Agreement, or the Transactions. The Company specifically disclaims that it is relying upon or has relied upon any such other representations or warranties that may have been made by any Person, and acknowledges and agrees that Parent and its Affiliates have specifically disclaimed and do hereby specifically disclaim any such other representations and warranties. Notwithstanding the foregoing, this Section ‎4.29 shall not limit Parent’s, Merger Sub’s or the Company’s remedies in the case of fraud with respect to the representations and warranties made in this Agreement.

 

5.Representations and Warranties of Parent

 

Subject to Section ‎11.5, except (x) as disclosed in any publicly available Parent SEC Document filed at least two (2) Business Days prior to the date of this Agreement (other than any disclosure contained in any part of any Parent SEC Document entitled “Risk Factors” or “Cautionary Note Regarding Forward Looking Statements” or any other disclosures in any Parent SEC Document that are cautionary, predictive or forward-looking in nature) or (y) as set forth in the Parent Disclosure Schedule, Parent represents and warrants to the Company that:

 

5.1Corporate Existence and Power.

 

Each of Parent and Merger Sub is a corporation duly incorporated, validly existing and in good standing under the Laws of the State of Delaware. Each of Parent and Merger Sub has all corporate powers required to own or lease all of its properties or assets and to carry on its business as now conducted. Each of Parent and Merger Sub is duly qualified to do business and is in good standing in each jurisdiction where such qualification is necessary, except for those jurisdictions where failure to be so qualified has not had and would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Parent Material Adverse Effect. Prior to the date of this Agreement, Parent has made available to the Company true and complete copies of the certificate of incorporation and bylaws of each of Parent and Merger Sub, in each case, as in effect on the date of this Agreement (the “Parent Organizational Documents”). Since the date of its incorporation, Merger Sub has not engaged in any activities other than in connection with or as contemplated by this Agreement.

 

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5.2Corporate Authorization.

 

(a)The execution, delivery and performance by each of Parent and Merger Sub of this Agreement and the Ancillary Agreements to which such Person is a party, and the consummation by Parent and Merger Sub of the Transactions, are within the corporate powers of each of Parent and Merger Sub and, except for the Parent Stockholder Approval (as defined below) and the required approval and adoption of the Merger Agreement by Parent in its capacity as the sole stockholder of Merger Sub, have been duly authorized by all necessary corporate action on the part of Parent and Merger Sub. The affirmative vote of (i) the holders of a majority of the issued and outstanding shares of Parent Common Stock entitled to vote at a duly called and held meeting of Parent’s stockholders at which a quorum is present (in person or represented by proxy) approving the issuance of shares of Parent Common Stock in connection with the Merger (the “Parent Share Issuance”) and (ii) the holders of (a) a majority of the issued and outstanding shares of Parent Common Stock that are entitled to vote, (b) a majority of the issued and outstanding shares of Parent Class A Common Stock, voting as a separate class, and (c) a majority of the issued and outstanding shares of Parent Class B Common Stock, voting as a separate class, approving the Parent Charter Amendment are the only votes of the holders of any of Parent’s capital stock necessary in connection with the consummation of the Merger (collectively, the “Parent Stockholder Approval”). This Agreement has been duly executed and delivered by each of Parent and Merger Sub, and each of the Ancillary Agreements to which Parent or Merger Sub is a party has been (or will be) duly executed and delivered by such Person, and (assuming due authorization, execution and delivery by the other parties hereto and thereto) each constitutes (or will constitute) a valid and binding agreement of such Person enforceable against such Person in accordance with its terms (subject to the Bankruptcy and Equity Exceptions).

 

(b)At a meeting duly called and held, the Board of Directors of Parent, acting upon the unanimous recommendation of the Parent Special Committee, unanimously adopted resolutions (i) determining that this Agreement and the Transactions (including the Parent Share Issuance and the Parent Charter Amendment) are fair to and in the best interests of Parent’s stockholders; (ii) approving, adopting and declaring advisable this Agreement and the Transactions (including the Parent Share Issuance and the Parent Charter Amendment); (iii) directing that the Parent Share Issuance and the Parent Charter Amendment be submitted to a vote at a meeting of Parent’s stockholders; and (iv) recommending approval of the Parent Share Issuance and the Parent Charter Amendment by Parent’s stockholders (such recommendation, the “Parent Board Recommendation”). The Board of Directors of Merger Sub has unanimously adopted resolutions (i) determining that this Agreement and the Transactions (including the Merger) are fair to and in the best interests of the sole stockholder of Merger Sub; (ii) approving, adopting and declaring advisable this Agreement and the Transactions (including the Merger); (iii) directing that this Agreement be submitted for approval and adoption by the sole stockholder of Merger Sub; and (iv) recommending approval and adoption of this Agreement (including the Merger) by the sole stockholder of Merger Sub. Except as permitted by Section ‎7.2, the Board of Directors of neither Parent nor Merger Sub has subsequently rescinded, modified or withdrawn any of the foregoing resolutions.

 

5.3Governmental Authorization.

 

The execution, delivery and performance by each of Parent and Merger Sub of this Agreement and the Ancillary Agreements to which such Person is or is specified to be a party, and the consummation by each of Parent and Merger Sub of the Transactions, require no action by or in respect of, Consents of, or Filings with, any Governmental Authority other than (a) the filing of each of the Certificate of Merger and Parent Charter Amendment with the Delaware Secretary of State, and appropriate documents with the relevant authorities of other states in which Parent or Merger Sub is qualified to do business; (b) compliance with any applicable requirements of the HSR Act; (c) compliance with any applicable requirements of the Securities Act, the Securities Exchange Act and any other applicable U.S. state or federal securities Laws or pursuant to the listing requirements of NASDAQ; (d) the Consents set forth on Section ‎5.3 of the Parent Disclosure Schedule; and (e) any other actions, Consents or Filings the absence of which has not had and would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Parent Material Adverse Effect (clauses ‎(a) – ‎(e), collectively the “Parent Governmental Authorizations”).

 

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5.4Non-contravention.

 

The execution, delivery and performance by each of Parent and Merger Sub of this Agreement and the Ancillary Agreements to which such Person is or is specified to be a party, and the consummation of the Transactions, do not and will not (a) assuming receipt of the Parent Stockholder Approval and approval of Parent in its capacity as sole stockholder of Merger Sub, contravene, conflict with, or result in any violation or breach of any provision of the Parent Organizational Documents; (b) assuming compliance with the matters referred to in ‎Section ‎5.3 and receipt of the Parent Stockholder Approval and approval of Parent in its capacity as sole stockholder of Merger Sub, contravene, conflict with or result in any violation or breach of any provision of any Applicable Law; (c) assuming compliance with the matters referred to in ‎Section ‎5.3 and receipt of the Parent Stockholder Approval and approval of Parent in its capacity as sole stockholder of Merger Sub, require any Consent or other action by any Person under, constitute a default, or an event that, with or without notice or lapse of time or both, would constitute a default, under, or cause or permit the termination, cancellation, acceleration or other change of any right or obligation or the loss of any benefit to which Parent or any of its Subsidiaries is entitled under, any provision of any Contract binding upon Parent or any of its Subsidiaries or any governmental Consents (including Consents required by Contract) affecting, or relating in any way to, Parent or any of its Subsidiaries or any of its or their respective assets or businesses; or (d) result in the creation or imposition of any Lien on any asset of Parent or any of its Subsidiaries, with such exceptions, in the case of each of clauses ‎(b) through ‎(d), as has not had and would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Parent Material Adverse Effect.

 

5.5Capitalization.

 

(a)The authorized capital stock of Parent as of the date hereof consists of (x) 400,000,000 shares of Parent Class A Common Stock, (y) 100,000,000 shares of Parent Class B Common Stock and (z) 1,000,000 shares or preferred stock, par value $0.0001 (“Parent Preferred Stock”).  As of the Closing Date, following the Parent Charter Amendment, the authorized capital stock of Parent shall consist of 500,000,000 shares of Parent Common Stock and 1,000,000 shares of Parent Preferred Stock.  As of February 27, 2020, there were issued and outstanding (i) 110,316,368 shares of Parent Class A Common Stock; (ii) 8,024,419 shares of Parent Class B Common Stock; (iii) no shares of Parent Preferred Stock; (iv) options to purchase shares of Parent Class A Common Stock (“Parent Stock Options”) with respect to an aggregate of 400,642 shares of Parent Class A Common Stock (of which options to purchase an aggregate of 133,546 shares of Parent Common Stock were exercisable and 400,642 were incentive stock options); (v) restricted stock awards with respect to 52,755 shares of Parent Class A Common Stock (“Parent Restricted Stock Awards”); (vi) restricted stock units with respect to an aggregate of 1,065,305 shares of Parent Class A Common Stock (“Parent RSU Awards”); (vii) performance-based restricted stock units with respect to an aggregate of 288,281 shares of Parent Class A Common Stock (“Parent PSU Awards,” together with Parent Stock Options, Parent Restricted Stock Awards, Parent RSU Awards and any other equity or equity-linked awards granted after February 27, 2020, “Parent Equity Awards”), determined assuming maximum performance levels were achieved; (viii)  1,478,666 additional shares of Parent Class A Common Stock were reserved for issuance pursuant to the Parent Stock Plans; (ix) (A) 24,367,867 warrants exercisable for 12,183,933 shares of Parent Class A Common Stock at an exercise price of $11.50 per whole share and (B) 9,999,579 warrants exercisable for 9,999,579 shares of Parent Class A Common Stock at an exercise price of $15.50 per whole share.  The shares of Parent Common Stock to be issued as part of the Merger Consideration have been duly authorized and, when issued and delivered in accordance with the terms of this Agreement, will have been validly issued and will be fully paid and nonassessable and the issuance thereof will be free of preemptive right.  Except for the shares of common stock of Holdings owned by the Significant Stockholder, as otherwise set forth in this ‎Section 5.5(a) and for changes since February 27, 2020 resulting from (A) the exercise or vesting and settlement of Parent Equity Awards outstanding on such date or (B) the issuance of Parent Equity Awards after such date, in each case as and to the extent permitted by ‎Section 7.1, there are no issued, reserved for issuance or outstanding (i) shares of capital stock or other voting securities of, or other ownership interest in, Parent, (ii) securities of Parent or any of its Subsidiaries convertible into or exchangeable for shares of capital stock or other voting securities of, or other ownership interests in, Parent, (iii) warrants, calls, options or other rights to acquire from Parent or any of its Subsidiaries, or other obligations of Parent or any of its Subsidiaries to issue, deliver, sell, repurchase, redeem or otherwise acquire any capital stock or other voting securities of, or other ownership interests in, or securities convertible into or exchangeable for capital stock or other voting securities of, or other ownership interests in, Parent, or (iv) restricted shares, stock appreciation rights, performance units, contingent value rights, “phantom” stock or similar securities or rights issued by or with the approval of Parent or any of its Subsidiaries that are derivative of, or provide economic benefits based, directly or indirectly, on the value or price of, any capital stock or other voting securities of, or other ownership interests in, Parent (the items in clauses (i) through (iv) being referred to collectively as the “Parent Securities”).  Parent owns all of the issued and outstanding capital stock of Merger Sub.

 

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(b)All outstanding shares of capital stock of Parent have been, and all shares that may be issued pursuant to any Parent Stock Plan will be, when issued in accordance with the respective terms thereof, duly authorized and validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable and free of preemptive rights. Parent has furnished to the Company a true and complete list of all outstanding Parent Equity Awards as of February 5, 2020, including with respect to each such equity award, the holder, date of grant, vesting schedule, whether subject to performance conditions, number of shares of Parent Common Stock subject to such award (assuming maximum performance levels were achieved, if applicable), and, for Parent Stock Options, the applicable exercise price, expiration date and whether it is an incentive stock option. Five (5) Business Days prior to the Closing Date, Parent shall provide the Company with a revised version of the foregoing list, updated as of such date. No Subsidiary of Parent owns any shares of capital stock of Parent. Neither Parent nor any of its Subsidiaries is a party to any agreement with respect to the voting of any Parent Securities.

 

(c)Except for the Holdings Shareholders Agreement and Holdings Exchange Agreement, which shall respectively terminate upon the Significant Stockholder Share Exchange, there are no shareholders agreements, voting trusts, registration rights agreements or other similar agreements or understandings to which Parent or any Subsidiary of Parent is a party with respect to the capital stock or other equity interests of Parent. Except for the Holdings Shareholders Agreement and Holdings Exchange Agreement, which shall respectively terminate upon the Significant Stockholder Share Exchange, none of Parent, Merger Sub or any other Subsidiaries of Parent has granted any preemptive rights, anti-dilutive rights or rights of first refusal, registration rights or similar rights with respect to its shares or shares of capital stock (as applicable) that are in effect.

 

(d)The shares of Parent Common Stock owned by the Significant Stockholder and subject to the Voting Agreement represent approximately 48.2% of the issued and outstanding shares of Parent Common Stock as of the date hereof, based on the total number of shares of Parent Common Stock issued and outstanding on the date hereof as set forth in Section ‎5.5(a) of this Agreement.

 

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(e)Immediately prior to the Effective Time, each issued and outstanding share of common stock of Holdings owned by the Significant Stockholder shall be exchanged for 1.3261 shares of newly issued Parent Class A Common Stock in accordance with the Holdings Exchange Agreement and that certain Side Letter between the Significant Stockholder and Parent dated as of the date hereof, and such exchange ratio shall not be subject to any amendment or adjustment, irrespective of the occurrence of any Dilution Protection Event (as defined in the Exchange Agreement).
   
5.6Subsidiaries.
  
(a)Each Subsidiary of Parent is a corporation or other entity duly incorporated or organized, validly existing and in good standing under the Laws of its jurisdiction of incorporation or organization and has all corporate or other organizational powers, as applicable, required to carry on its business as now conducted, except for those jurisdictions where failure to be so organized, validly existing and in good standing or to have such power has not had and would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Parent Material Adverse Effect. Each such Subsidiary is duly qualified to do business and is in good standing in each jurisdiction where such qualification is necessary, except for those jurisdictions where failure to be so qualified has not had and would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Parent Material Adverse Effect. Section ‎5.6(a) of the Parent Disclosure Schedule sets forth a true and complete list of each Significant Subsidiary of Parent as of the date of this Agreement, and its jurisdiction of incorporation or organization.
   
(b)Except as set forth on Section ‎5.6(b) of the Parent Disclosure Schedule, all of the outstanding capital stock or other voting securities of, or ownership interests in, each Subsidiary of Parent are owned by Parent, directly or indirectly, free and clear of any Lien. There are no issued, reserved for issuance or outstanding (i) securities of Parent or any of its Subsidiaries convertible into or exchangeable for shares of capital stock or other voting securities of, or other ownership interests in, any Subsidiary of Parent; (ii) warrants, calls, options or other rights to acquire from Parent or any of its Subsidiaries, or other obligations of Parent or any of its Subsidiaries to issue, deliver, sell, repurchase, redeem or otherwise acquire any capital stock or other voting securities of, or other ownership interests in, or any securities convertible into or exchangeable for any capital stock or other voting securities of, or other ownership interests in, any Subsidiary of Parent; or (iii) restricted shares, stock appreciation rights, performance units, contingent value rights, “phantom” stock or similar securities or rights issued by or with the approval of Parent or any of its Subsidiaries that are derivative of, or provide economic benefits based, directly or indirectly, on the value or price of, any capital stock or other voting securities of, or other ownership interests in, any Subsidiary of Parent. There are no outstanding obligations of Parent or any of its Subsidiaries to repurchase, redeem or otherwise acquire any capital stock or other voting securities of, or other ownership interests in, any Subsidiary of Parent or any securities described in the foregoing clauses ‎(i) through ‎(iii) of this Section ‎5.6(b). Except for the capital stock or other voting securities of, or other ownership interests in, its Subsidiaries and publicly traded securities held for investment that do not exceed 5% of the outstanding securities of any entity, Parent does not own, directly or indirectly, any capital stock or other voting securities of, or other ownership interests in, any Person.
   
5.7Regulatory Reports, SEC Filings and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
  
(a)Parent and each of its Subsidiaries have timely filed with or furnished all material reports, schedules, forms, statements, registration statements, prospectuses and other documents required to be filed with the SEC under the Securities Act or the Exchange Act since January 1, 2018 (collectively, together with any exhibits and schedules thereto and other information incorporated therein, the “Parent SEC Documents”) with the SEC, and have paid all material fees and assessments due and payable in connection therewith.

 

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(b)As of its filing date, each Parent SEC Document filed since January 1, 2018 prior to the date of this Agreement complied, and each Parent SEC Document filed subsequent to the date of this Agreement (assuming, in the case of the Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus, that the representation and warranty set forth in Section ‎4.9 is true and correct) will comply, in all material respects with the applicable requirements of NASDAQ, the Securities Act, the Securities Exchange Act, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and any other applicable rules and regulations promulgated by the SEC, as the case may be.
   
(c)As of its filing date (or, if amended or superseded by a filing prior to the date of this Agreement, on the date of such amended or superseding filing), each Parent SEC Document filed since January 1, 2018 prior to the date of this Agreement did not, and each Parent SEC Document filed subsequent to the date of this Agreement (assuming, in the case of each of the Registration Statement and the Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus, that the representation and warranty set forth in Section ‎4.9 is true and correct) will not, contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state any material fact necessary in order to make the statements made therein, in light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading. As of the date of this Agreement, there are no outstanding or unresolved comments received from the SEC or SEC investigation with respect to any Parent SEC Documents.
   
(d)Parent is, and since January 1, 2018 has been, in compliance in all material respects with (i) the applicable provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and (ii) the applicable listing and corporate governance rules and regulations of NASDAQ.
   
(e)Parent and its Subsidiaries have established and maintain disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rule 13a-15 under the Securities Exchange Act). Such disclosure controls and procedures are designed to ensure that material information relating to Parent, including its consolidated Subsidiaries, is made known to Parent’s principal executive officer and its principal financial officer by others within those entities, particularly during the periods in which the periodic reports required under the Securities Exchange Act are being prepared. Such disclosure controls and procedures are effective in timely alerting Parent’s principal executive officer and principal financial officer to material information required to be included in Parent’s periodic and current reports required under the Securities Exchange Act.
   
(f)Parent and its Subsidiaries have established and maintain a system of internal controls. Such internal controls are sufficient to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of Parent’s financial reporting and the preparation of Parent’s financial statements for external purposes in accordance with GAAP. Parent’s principal executive officer and principal financial officer have disclosed, based on their most recent evaluation of such internal controls prior to the date of this Agreement, to Parent’s auditors and the audit committee of the Board of Directors of Parent (i) all significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal controls that are reasonably likely to adversely affect Parent’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information and (ii) any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in internal controls. Parent has made available to the Company prior to the date of this Agreement a true and complete summary of any disclosure of the type described in the preceding sentence made by Parent’s principal executive officer and principal financial officer to Parent’s auditors and audit committee of the Board of Directors of Parent since January 1, 2018.

 

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(g)The “disclosure controls and procedures” (as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) of the Securities Exchange Act) utilized by Parent are reasonably designed to ensure that all information (both financial and non-financial) required to be disclosed by Parent in the reports that it files or submits under the Securities Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the rules and forms of the SEC and that all such information required to be disclosed is accumulated and communicated to the management of Parent, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure and to enable the chief executive officer and chief financial officer of Parent to make the certifications required under the Securities Exchange Act with respect to such reports.
   
(h)Since January 1, 2018, each of the principal executive officer and principal financial officer of Parent (or each former principal executive officer and principal financial officer of Parent, as applicable) has made all certifications required by Rule 13a-14 and 15d-14 under the Securities Exchange Act and Sections 302 and 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and any related rules and regulations promulgated by the SEC and NASDAQ, and the statements contained in any such certifications are true and complete.
   
5.8Financial Statements and Financial Matters.
  
(a)The audited consolidated financial statements and unaudited consolidated interim financial statements of Parent included or incorporated by reference in the Parent SEC Documents complied as to form, when filed, in all material respects with the rules and regulations of the SEC with respect thereto, present fairly in all material respects, in conformity with GAAP applied on a consistent basis during the periods involved (except as may be indicated in the notes thereto), the consolidated financial position of Parent and its Subsidiaries as of the dates thereof and their consolidated results of operations and cash flows for the periods then ended (subject to normal, recurring and immaterial year-end audit adjustments in the case of any unaudited interim financial statements). Such consolidated financial statements have been prepared from, and are in accordance with, the books and records of Parent and its Subsidiaries.
   
(b)From January 1, 2018 to the date of this Agreement, Parent has not received written notice from the SEC or any other Governmental Authority indicating that any of its accounting policies or practices are or may be the subject of any review, inquiry, investigation or challenge by the SEC or any other Governmental Authority.
   
5.9Disclosure Documents.
  
 The information relating to Parent and its Subsidiaries that is provided by Parent, any of its Subsidiaries or any of their respective Representatives for inclusion or incorporation by reference in the Registration Statement or the Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus will not (a) in the case of the Registration Statement, at the time the Registration Statement or any amendment or supplement thereto becomes effective and at the time of the Company Stockholder Meeting and the Parent Stockholder Meeting, and (b) in the case of the Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus, at the time the Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus or any amendment or supplement thereto is first mailed to the stockholders of the Company and Parent and at the time of the Company Stockholder Meeting and the Parent Stockholder Meeting, contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state any material fact necessary in order to make the statements made therein, in light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading.

 

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5.10Absence of Certain Changes.
  
(a)Since the Parent Balance Sheet Date through the date of this Agreement, (i) the business of Parent and its Subsidiaries has been conducted in all material respects in the ordinary course of business consistent with past practice and (ii) there has not been any event, change, effect, development or occurrence that has had or would reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Parent Material Adverse Effect.
   
(b)Since the Parent Balance Sheet Date through the date of this Agreement, there has not been any action taken by Parent or any of its Subsidiaries that, if taken during the period from the date of this Agreement through the Effective Time without the Company’s consent, would constitute a breach of Section ‎7.1.
   
5.11No Undisclosed Material Liabilities.
  

There are no liabilities or obligations of Parent or any of its Subsidiaries of any kind whatsoever, whether accrued, contingent, absolute, determined, determinable or otherwise, other than (a) liabilities or obligations disclosed and provided for in the Parent Balance Sheet or in the notes thereto, (b) liabilities or obligations incurred in the ordinary course of business consistent with past practice since the Parent Balance Sheet Date, (c) liabilities arising in connection with the Transactions and (d) other liabilities or obligations that have not had and would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Parent Material Adverse Effect. There are no off-balance sheet arrangements of any type pursuant to any off-balance sheet arrangement required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 303(a)(4) of Regulation S-K that have not been so described in the Parent SEC Documents.

 

5.12Litigation.
  

There is no Proceeding pending or, to the knowledge of Parent, threatened against or affecting Parent, any of its Subsidiaries, any present or former officers, directors or employees of Parent or any of its Subsidiaries in their respective capacities as such or any of the respective properties of Parent or any of its Subsidiaries, before (or, in the case of threatened Proceedings, that would be before) any Governmental Authority, that has had or would reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Parent Material Adverse Effect or that in any manner challenges or seeks to prevent, enjoin, alter or materially delay any of the Transactions. There is no Order outstanding or threatened against or affecting Parent, any of its Subsidiaries, any present or former officers, directors or employees of Parent or any of its Subsidiaries in their respective capacities as such or any of the respective properties of any of Parent or any of its Subsidiaries, that has had or would reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Parent Material Adverse Effect or that would, or would reasonably be expected to, prevent, enjoin, alter or materially delay any of the Transactions.

 

5.13Permits.
  

Except as has not had and would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Parent Material Adverse Effect, Parent and each of its Subsidiaries hold all governmental Consents necessary for the operation of their respective businesses (the “Parent Permits”). All Parent Permits are in full force and effect, except where the failure to be in full force and effect would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Parent Material Adverse Effect. Parent and each of its Subsidiaries are and since January 1, 2018, have been in compliance with the terms of Parent Permits, except for failures to comply that have not had and would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Parent Material Adverse Effect. There is no Proceeding pending, or, to the knowledge of Parent, threatened that seeks, or, to the knowledge of Parent, any existing condition, situation or set of circumstances that would reasonably be expected to result in, the revocation, cancellation, termination, non-renewal or adverse modification of any Parent Permit except where such revocation, cancellation, termination, non-renewal or adverse modification has not had and would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Parent Material Adverse Effect.

 

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5.14Compliance with Applicable Laws.
   
(a)Parent and each of its Subsidiaries are, and since January 1, 2018, have been, in compliance in all material respects with all Applicable Laws and are not in default under or in violation of any Applicable Laws. None of Parent nor any of its Subsidiaries has been debarred, suspended or otherwise made ineligible from doing business with the United States government or any government contractor.
   
(b)Neither Parent nor any of its Subsidiaries is a party to any agreement or settlement with any Governmental Authority with respect to any actual or alleged violation of any Applicable Law, except for agreements and settlements that are not material to Parent and its Subsidiaries.
   
(c)Except as set forth in Section ‎5.14(c) of the Parent Disclosure Schedules, to the knowledge of Parent:
   
(i)Parent, each of its Subsidiaries, and each of their respective directors, officers, employees, and agents, representatives, sales intermediaries and any other Third Party acting on their behalf, has, since January 1, 2018, complied with and is in compliance with the FCPA and all other applicable Anti-Bribery Legislation;
   
(ii)neither Parent nor any of its Subsidiaries, nor any of their respective directors, officers or employees is, or since January 1, 2018 has been, subject to any actual, pending or threatened civil, criminal or administrative actions, suits, demands, claims, hearings, notices of violation, investigations, Proceedings, demand letters, settlements or enforcement actions, or made any voluntary disclosures to any Governmental Entity, involving Parent or any of its Subsidiaries, in any way relating to the FCPA or any other applicable Anti-Bribery Legislation;
   
(iii)neither Parent nor any of its Subsidiaries, nor any of their respective directors, officers, employees, or any of its agents, representatives, sales intermediaries or any other Third Party acting on their behalf is a Sanctioned Person;
   
(iv)neither Parent nor any of its Subsidiaries, nor any of their respective directors, officers, employees, nor agents, representatives, sales intermediaries or any other Third Party acting on their behalf, has, since January 1, 2018, or is currently, engaged in any dealings, transactions, activity or conduct with, involving or for the benefit of, any Sanctioned Person in violation of applicable Sanctions; and
   
(v)no officer, director or employee of Parent or any of its Subsidiaries is a Government Official.
   
(d)Parent and its Subsidiaries and Affiliates have in place policies, procedures and controls that are reasonably designed to promote compliance with the FCPA and any other applicable Anti-Bribery Legislation.

 

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5.15Material Contracts.
   
(a)Section ‎5.15 of the Parent Disclosure Schedule sets forth a list as of the date of this Agreement of each of the following Contracts to which Parent or any of its Subsidiaries is a party or by which it is bound (each such Contract listed or required to be so listed, and each of the following Contracts to which Parent or any of its Subsidiaries becomes a party or by which it becomes bound after the date of this Agreement, a “Parent Material Contract”):
   
(i)any Contract that is a “material contract” as such term is defined in Item 601(b)(10) of Regulation S-K;
   
(ii)any Contract that (A) limits or purports to limit, in any material respect, the freedom of Parent or any of its Subsidiaries to engage or compete in any line of business or with any Person or in any area or that would so limit or purport to limit, in any material respect, the freedom of the Surviving Corporation, Parent or any of their respective Affiliates after the Effective Time, (B) contains any material exclusivity or “most favored nation” obligations or restrictions or similar provisions that are binding on Parent or any of its Subsidiaries (or, after the Effective Time, that would be binding on the Surviving Corporation or any of its Affiliates) or (C) otherwise limits or restricts, in any material respect, Parent or any of its Subsidiaries (or, after the Effective Time, the Surviving Corporation or any of its Affiliates) from hiring or soliciting any Person for employment;
   
(iii)promissory notes, loan agreements, indentures, evidences of Indebtedness or other instruments providing for or relating to the lending of money, including any sale and leaseback transactions, capitalized leases and other similar financing arrangements or that provides for the guarantee, support, indemnification, assumption or endorsement by Parent or any of its Subsidiaries of, or any similar commitment by Parent or any of its Subsidiaries with respect to the obligations, liabilities or Indebtedness of any other Person, in each case in a principal amount in excess of $1,000,000, which shall include, for the avoidance of doubt, the Parent Notes;
   
(iv)any Contract restricting the payment of dividends or the making of distributions to stockholders of Parent or the repurchase of stock or other equity of Parent;
   
(v)any Contract that would require the disposition of any material assets or line of business of Parent or its Subsidiaries as a result of the consummation of the Merger;
   
(vi)any material joint venture, profit-sharing, partnership, strategic alliance, collaboration or other similar agreements;
   
(vii)any Contract pursuant to which Parent or any of its Subsidiaries receives from any Third Party a license or similar right to any Intellectual Property that is material to Parent or any of its Subsidiaries, other than licenses with respect to non-customized Software that is generally available and licensed pursuant to standard commercial terms;
   
(viii)any Contract pursuant to which the Parent or any of its Subsidiaries grants to any Third Party a license or similar right to any Intellectual Property that is material to Parent or any of its Subsidiaries, other than non-exclusive licenses granted in the ordinary course of business;

 

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(ix)Contracts with (A) the top ten (10) customers of Parent based on revenues for the year ending December 31, 2019 and (B) the top ten (10) vendors of Parent based on costs for the year ending December 31, 2019;
   
(x)any Related Party Contract;
   

(xi)any Contract involving the settlement of any action or threatened action (or series of related actions) that will (A) involve payments after the date hereof in excess of $100,000 or (B) impose material monitoring or reporting obligations outside the ordinary course of business consistent with past practice;
   
(xii)any Contract that is a lease of real property to which Parent or any of its Subsidiaries is a party, as lessee and which provides for annual lease payments in excess of $500,000;
   
(xiii)any Collective Bargaining Agreement;
   
(xiv)any Contract that grants any right of first refusal, right of first offer or similar right with respect to any material assets, rights or properties of Parent or any of its Subsidiaries (other than any such Contracts that are terminable by Parent or any of its Subsidiaries on ninety (90) days or less notice without any required material payment or other material conditions, other than the condition of notice); and
   
(xv)any Contract that relates to the acquisition or disposition of any Person, business or asset (other than any Contract or arrangement that provides solely for the acquisition of equipment or products in the ordinary course of business) and under which Parent or its Subsidiaries have a material continuing indemnification obligation, including a material “earn-out” or similar contingent payment obligations.
   
(b)All of the Parent Material Contracts are, subject to the Bankruptcy and Equity Exceptions, valid and binding obligations of Parent or a Subsidiary of Parent (as the case may be) and, to the knowledge of Parent, each of the other parties thereto, and in full force and effect and enforceable in accordance with their respective terms against Parent or its Subsidiaries (as the case may be) and, to the knowledge of Parent, each of the other parties thereto (except for such Parent Material Contracts that are terminated after the date of this Agreement in accordance with their respective terms; provided that if such termination is at the option of Parent or any of its Subsidiaries, such termination must be in the ordinary course of business), except where the failure to be valid and binding obligations and in full force and effect and enforceable has not had and would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Parent Material Adverse Effect. To the knowledge of Parent, no Person is seeking to terminate or challenge the validity or enforceability of any Parent Material Contract, except such terminations or challenges that have not had and would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Parent Material Adverse Effect. Neither Parent nor any of its Subsidiaries, nor to the knowledge of Parent, any of the other parties thereto has violated any provision of, or committed or failed to perform any act that (with or without notice, lapse of time or both) would constitute a default under any provision of, and neither Parent nor any of its Subsidiaries has received written notice that it has violated or defaulted under, any Parent Material Contract, except for those violations and defaults (or potential defaults) that have not had and would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Parent Material Adverse Effect.

 

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5.16Taxes.
  

Except as has not had and would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Parent Material Adverse Effect:

 

(a)All Tax Returns required by Applicable Law to be filed with any Taxing Authority by, or on behalf of, Parent or any of its Subsidiaries have been filed when due (giving effect to all extensions) in accordance with all Applicable Law, and all such Tax Returns are true, correct and complete.
   
(b)Parent and each of its Subsidiaries has paid (or has had paid on its behalf) or has withheld and remitted to the appropriate Taxing Authority all Taxes due and payable, or (i) where payment is not yet due, has established (or has had established on its behalf and for its sole benefit and recourse) in accordance with GAAP an adequate accrual or (ii) where payment is being contested in good faith pursuant to appropriate procedures, has established (or has had established on its behalf and for its sole benefit and recourse) in accordance with GAAP an adequate reserve, in each case for all Taxes through the end of the last period for which Parent and its Subsidiaries ordinarily record items on their respective books and records.
   
(c)All federal income Tax Returns of the affiliated group of which Parent is the common parent through the Tax year ended December 31, 2015 have been examined and closed or are Tax Returns with respect to which the applicable period for assessment under Applicable Law, after giving effect to extensions or waivers, has expired.
   
(d)There is no Proceeding (including an audit) pending or, to the knowledge of Parent, threatened in writing against or with respect to Parent or its Subsidiaries in respect of any Tax or Tax asset.
   
(e)There are no requests for rulings or determinations in respect of any Tax or Tax asset pending between Parent or any of its Subsidiaries and any Taxing Authority.
   
(f)During the two (2)-year period ending on the date of this Agreement, Parent was not a distributing corporation or a controlled corporation in a transaction intended to be governed by Section 355 of the Code.
   
(g)There are no Liens for Taxes (other than Permitted Liens) upon any of the assets of Parent or any of its Subsidiaries.
   
(h)No claim has been made in writing by any Taxing Authority in a jurisdiction where Parent and/or Parent’s Subsidiaries do not file Tax Returns that Parent or any of its Subsidiaries is or may be subject to taxation by, or required to file any Tax Return in, that jurisdiction.
   
(i)Neither Parent nor any of its Subsidiaries (i) has been a member of an affiliated, consolidated, combined or unitary group other than one of which Parent or any of its Subsidiaries was the common parent, (ii) is party to any Tax Sharing Agreement (other than any such agreement solely between Parent and its Subsidiaries), or (iii) has any liability for the Taxes of any Person (other than Parent or any of its Subsidiaries) under Treasury Regulation Section 1.1502-6 (or any similar provision of state, local or non-U.S. Law) or any Tax Sharing Agreement or as a transferee or successor.
   
(j)Neither Parent nor any of its Subsidiaries has taken or agreed to take any action or has knowledge of any fact or circumstance that could reasonably be expected to prevent (1) the Merger from qualifying as a reorganization within the meaning of Section 368(a) of the Code or (2) the delivery of the tax opinions referenced in Section ‎9.2(f) and Section ‎9.3(g).

 

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5.17Employees and Employee Benefit Plans.
   
(a)Section ‎5.17 of the Parent Disclosure Schedule sets forth a true and complete list as of the date of this Agreement of each material Parent Employee Plan, and specifies whether each such Parent Employee Plan is a Parent U.S. Plan or a Parent International Plan. For each material Parent Employee Plan and each Parent Employee Plan that is subject to ERISA, Parent has made available to the Company a copy of such plan (or a description, if such plan is not written) and all amendments thereto, together with a copy of (if applicable) (i) each trust, insurance or other funding arrangement; (ii) each summary plan description and summary of material modifications; (iii) the most recently filed IRS Forms 5500; (iv) the most recent favorable determination or opinion letter from the IRS; (v) the most recently prepared actuarial reports and financial statements in connection with each such Parent Employee Plan; (vi) all material documents and correspondence relating thereto received from or provided to the Department of Labor, the PBGC, the IRS or any other Governmental Authority during the past year; and (vii) all current employee handbooks, manuals and policies.
   
(b)Neither Parent nor any of its ERISA Affiliates (nor any predecessor of any such entity) sponsors, maintains, administers or contributes to (or has any obligation to contribute to), or has since January 1, 2013, sponsored, maintained, administered or contributed to (or had any obligation to contribute to), any plan subject to Title IV of ERISA, including any multiemployer plan, as defined in Section 3(37) of ERISA.
   
(c)Each Parent Employee Plan that is intended to be qualified under Section 401(a) of the Code has received a favorable determination or opinion letter from the IRS or has applied to the IRS for such a letter within the applicable remedial amendment period or such period has not expired and, to the knowledge of Parent, no circumstances exist that would reasonably be expected to result in any such letter being revoked or not being reissued or a penalty under the IRS Closing Agreement Program if discovered during an IRS audit or investigation. Each trust created under any such Parent Employee Plan is exempt from Tax under Section 501(a) of the Code and has been so exempt since its creation.
   
(d)Except as has not had and would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Parent Material Adverse Effect, since January 1, 2018, each Parent Employee Plan has been maintained in compliance with its terms and all Applicable Law, including ERISA and the Code. Except as has not had and would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Parent Material Adverse Effect, no Proceeding (other than routine claims for benefits) is pending against or involves or, to the knowledge of Parent, is threatened against or reasonably expected to involve, any Parent Employee Plan before any court or any Governmental Authority, including the IRS, the Department of Labor or the PBGC. To the knowledge of Parent, since January 1, 2018, no events have occurred with respect to any Parent Employee Plan that would reasonably be expected to result in the assessment of any excise taxes or penalties against Parent or any of its Subsidiaries, except for events that have not had and would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Parent Material Adverse Effect.
   
(e)With respect to each current or former Parent Service Provider, the consummation of the Transactions will not, either alone or together with any other event: (i) entitle any such individual to any payment or benefit, including any bonus, retention, severance, retirement or job security payment or benefit; (ii) accelerate the time of payment or vesting or trigger any payment or funding (through a grantor trust or otherwise) of compensation or benefits under, or increase the amount payable or trigger any other obligation under, any Parent Employee Plan; or (iii) limit or restrict the right of Parent or any of its Subsidiaries or, after the Closing, the Surviving Corporation to merge, amend or terminate any Parent Employee Plan.

 

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(f)Neither Parent nor any of its Subsidiaries has any current or projected liability for, and no Parent Employee Plan provides or promises, any post-employment or post-retirement medical, dental, disability, hospitalization, life or similar benefits (whether insured or self-insured) to any current or former Parent Service Provider (other than coverage mandated by Applicable Law).
   
(g)There has been no amendment to, written interpretation of or announcement (whether or not written) by Parent or any of its Affiliates relating to, or making a change in employee participation or coverage under, any Parent Employee Plan that would materially increase the expense of maintaining such plan above the level of expense incurred in respect thereof for the fiscal year ended on the Parent Balance Sheet Date, except as required in order to comply with Applicable Law.
   
(h)Without limiting the generality of Section ‎5.17(f), no amount paid or payable (whether in cash, in property, or in the form of benefits) by Parent or any of its Subsidiaries in connection with the Transactions (either solely as a result thereof or as a result of such transactions in conjunction with any other event) will be an “excess parachute payment” within the meaning of Section 280G of the Code. Neither Parent nor any of its Subsidiaries has any obligation to gross-up, indemnify or otherwise reimburse any current or former Parent Service Provider for any Tax incurred by such individual, including under Sections 409A, 457A or 4999 of the Code.
   
(i)Each Parent Employee Plan, and any award thereunder, that is or forms part of a “nonqualified deferred compensation plan” within the meaning of Sections 409A or 457A of the Code has been timely amended (if applicable) to comply and has been operated in compliance with, and Parent and its Subsidiaries have complied in practice and operation with, all applicable requirements of Sections 409A and 457A of the Code in all material respects.
   
(j)With respect to any Parent Employee Plan covered by Subtitle B, Part 4 of Title I of ERISA or Section 4975 of the Code, no non-exempt prohibited transaction has occurred that has caused or would reasonably be expected to cause Parent or any of its Subsidiaries to incur any material liability under ERISA or the Code.
   
(k)Each Parent International Plan (i) has been maintained in compliance with its terms and Applicable Law, except for failures that have not had and would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Parent Material Adverse Effect, (ii) if intended to qualify for special tax treatment, meets all the requirements for such treatment, and (iii) if required, to any extent, to be funded, book-reserved or secured by an insurance policy, is fully funded, book-reserved or secured by an insurance policy, as applicable, based on reasonable actuarial assumptions in accordance with applicable accounting principles.
   
5.18Labor Matters.
   
(a)Except as has not had or would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Parent Material Adverse Effect, Parent and its Subsidiaries are, and since January 1, 2018 have been, in compliance with all Applicable Laws relating to labor and employment, including those relating to labor management relations, wages, hours, overtime, employee classification, discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, civil rights, affirmative action, work authorization, immigration, safety and health, information privacy and security, workers compensation, continuation coverage under group health plans, wage payment and the payment and withholding of Taxes.

 

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(b)Since January 1, 2018, (i) no allegations of sexual harassment or other sexual misconduct have been made against any officer of Parent or its Subsidiaries who manages or supervises or, at any time, managed or supervised two (2) or more employees, and (ii) there are no Proceedings pending or, to the knowledge of Parent, threatened related to any allegations of sexual harassment or other sexual misconduct by any officer of Parent or its Subsidiaries. Since January 1, 2018, neither Parent nor any of its Affiliates have entered into any settlement agreements related to allegations of sexual harassment or other sexual misconduct by any officer of Parent or its Subsidiaries who manages or supervises or, at any time, managed or supervised two (2) or more employees.
   
(c)Except as otherwise set forth on Section ‎5.15(a)(xiii) of the Parent Disclosure Schedule, neither Parent nor any of its Subsidiaries is, or since January 1, 2018 has been, a party to or subject to, or is currently negotiating in connection with entering into, any Collective Bargaining Agreement, and there have not been any, and to the knowledge of Parent there are no threatened, organizational campaigns, card solicitations, petition or other unionization activity seeking recognition of a collective bargaining unit relating to any Parent Service Provider. Except as has not had and would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Parent Material Adverse Effect, there are no unfair labor practice complaints pending or, to the knowledge of Parent, threatened against Parent or any of its Subsidiaries before the National Labor Relations Board or any other Governmental Authority or any current union representation questions involving any Parent Service Provider with respect to Parent or its Subsidiaries. There is no labor strike, slowdown, stoppage, picketing, interruption of work or lockout pending or, to the knowledge of Parent, threatened against or affecting Parent or any of its Subsidiaries. The consent or consultation of, or the rendering of formal advice by, any labor or trade union, works council or other employee representative body is not required for Parent to enter into this Agreement or to consummate any of the Transactions.
   
(d)Parent and each of its Subsidiaries is, and has been since January 1, 2018, in material compliance with WARN and has no material liabilities or other obligations thereunder. Neither Parent nor any of its Subsidiaries has taken any action that would reasonably be expected to cause the Surviving Corporation or any of its Affiliates or the Surviving Corporation or its Affiliates to have any material liability or other obligation following the Closing Date under WARN.
   
5.19Intellectual Property and Information Technology.
   
(a)Section ‎5.19(a) of the Parent Disclosure Schedule sets forth all patents, registered trademarks, registered copyrights, Internet domain name registrations and pending applications for any patents, trademarks and copyrights owned by Parent or any of its Subsidiaries (“Registered Parent IP”). The Registered Parent IP is subsisting and, excluding any pending applications contained therein, to the knowledge of Parent, is valid and enforceable. Parent and its Subsidiaries have taken commercially reasonable steps to maintain the confidentiality of all Trade Secrets material to their respective businesses.

 

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(b)Parent or its Subsidiaries solely own, free and clear of all Liens (other than Permitted Liens), or have the rights to use, all Parent Owned IP and Parent IT Systems material to the conduct of their respective businesses as currently conducted. The foregoing representation and warranty is not intended to be a representation or warranty regarding the absence of infringement, misappropriation or other violation of Intellectual Property, which is addressed in Section ‎5.19(e) below.
   
(c)(i) There are no pending or, to the knowledge of Parent, threatened written claims against Parent or any of its Subsidiaries alleging any infringement, misappropriation or other violation of the Intellectual Property of any Person by Parent or any of its Subsidiaries, and, to the knowledge of Parent, the operations of the businesses (including the products and services) of Parent and its Subsidiaries do not infringe, misappropriate or otherwise violate the Intellectual Property of any Person; and (ii) there are no pending or threatened written claims by Parent or any of its Subsidiaries alleging any infringement, misappropriation or other violation by any Person of any material Parent Owned IP and to the knowledge of Parent, no Third Party has since January 1, 2018, infringed, misappropriated or otherwise violated any material Parent Owned IP.
   
(d)To the knowledge of Parent, since January 1, 2018, the Parent IT Systems have not suffered any material security breach or failure (including any malfunction, cyber attacks or other material disruption or impairment). Parent and each of its Subsidiaries have taken commercially reasonable actions, consistent with industry standards, to monitor and protect the confidentiality, integrity, availability, operation and security of the Parent IT Systems, including implementing and maintaining appropriate backup, business continuity and disaster recovery policies, procedures and facilities, and Software support arrangements.
   
(e)Parent and each of its Subsidiaries is in material compliance with (i) all of its binding policies relating to privacy, data protection or the collection, use, storage, processing, transfer or disclosure of Personal Information; (ii) all Applicable Laws relating to privacy, data breach notification, or the protection, security, use, destruction or transfer of Personal Information; and (iii) all applicable payment card industry data security standards. There are no pending or, to the knowledge of Parent, threatened written claims against Parent or any of its Subsidiaries by any Person or Governmental Entity alleging a material violation of any of the foregoing and to the knowledge of Parent, there are no facts, circumstances or conditions that would reasonably be expected to form the basis for any such claim.
   
5.20Environmental Matters.
   

Parent has made available all material non-privileged audits, investigations and sampling or similar reports with respect to Parent and its Subsidiaries that are in its possession or control relating to Environmental Laws or the Release of, or exposure to, Hazardous Substances. Except (x) as set forth in Section ‎5.20 of the Parent Disclosure Schedule or (y) as would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Parent Material Adverse Effect:

 

(a)Parent and each of its Subsidiaries is, and has been since January 1, 2018, in compliance with all Environmental Laws;
   
(b)Parent and each of its Subsidiaries possesses and is, and has been since January 1, 2018, in compliance with all applicable Environmental Permits and all such Environmental Permits are valid and in good standing;

 

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(c)there are no Environmental Claims pending or, to the knowledge of Parent, threatened against Parent or any of its Subsidiaries or their respective properties or operations;
   
(d)there has been no Release or threatened Release of any Hazardous Substance at, on, under, to, in or from any real property currently owned, leased or operated by Parent or any of its Subsidiaries, or, to the knowledge of Parent, any real property formerly owned, leased or operated by, or any property or facility to which any Hazardous Substance has been transported for disposal, recycling or treatment by or on behalf of, Parent or any of its Subsidiaries; and
   
(e)neither Parent nor any of its Subsidiaries has (i) treated, stored, disposed of, arranged for or permitted the disposal of, transported, handled, Released or (ii) to the knowledge of Parent, exposed any Person to, or designed, manufactured, sold, marketed, installed, repaired, or distributed products containing any Hazardous Substances, in the case of each of clauses ‎(i) and ‎(ii), in a manner or fashion that would reasonably be expected to result in an Environmental Claim or Environmental Liability related to Parent or any of its Subsidiaries.
   
5.21Insurance.

 

Parent has made available to the Company, prior to the date of this Agreement, a list and summaries of all material insurance policies and fidelity bonds for which Parent or any of its Subsidiaries is a policyholder or that covers the business, operations, employees, officers, directors or assets of Parent or any of its Subsidiaries (the “Parent Insurance Policies”). Parent and its Subsidiaries maintain insurance coverage with reputable insurers in such amounts and covering such risks as Parent reasonably believes, based on past experience, is adequate for the businesses and operations of Parent and its Subsidiaries (taking into account the cost and availability of such insurance). Except as has not had and would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Parent Material Adverse Effect, the Parent Insurance Policies (i) are sufficient for compliance by Parent and its Subsidiaries with all Parent Material Contracts and (ii) will not terminate or lapse by their terms by reason of the consummation of the Transactions. Section ‎5.21 of the Parent Disclosure Schedule sets forth the amount per annum Parent paid in its last full fiscal year ending prior to the date of this Agreement for Parent’s existing directors’ and officers’ insurance policies.

 

5.22Properties.

 

Schedule 5.22 sets forth the address of each real property owned by Parent or any of its Subsidiaries. Except as would not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Parent Material Adverse Effect, (a) Parent and each of its Subsidiaries has good, valid and marketable fee simple title to, or valid leasehold interests in, as the case may be, each parcel of real property of Parent or any of its Subsidiaries, free and clear of all Liens other than Permitted Liens and (b) each lease, sublease or license under which Parent or any of its Subsidiaries leases, subleases or licenses any real property is a valid and binding agreement of Parent or of its Subsidiaries, as the case may be, and is in full force and effect, and neither Parent nor any of its Subsidiaries nor, to the knowledge of Parent, any other party thereto is in default or breach under the terms of any such lease, sublease or license.

 

5.23Transactions with Affiliates.

 

To the knowledge of Parent, since January 1, 2018, there have been no transactions, or series of related transactions, agreements, arrangements or understandings in effect, nor are there any currently proposed transactions, or series of related transactions, agreements, arrangements or understandings, that would be required to be disclosed under Item 404 of Regulation S-K that have not been otherwise disclosed in the Parent SEC Documents filed prior to the date hereof.

 

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5.24Antitakeover Statutes.

 

Assuming the accuracy of the representations set forth in Section ‎4.27, neither the restrictions on business combinations set forth in Section 203 of the DGCL nor any other “control share acquisition,” “fair price,” “moratorium” or other antitakeover Laws enacted under U.S. state or federal Laws apply to this Agreement, any Ancillary Agreement or any of the Transactions.

 

5.25Opinion of Financial Advisor.

 

Parent has received the written opinion of Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, financial advisor to Parent, and the Parent Special Committee has received the written opinion of Stifel Financial Corp., financial advisor to the Parent Special Committee, in each case, to the effect that, as of the date of such opinion and subject to the assumptions, qualifications, limitations and other matters considered in connection with the preparation of such opinion, the Exchange Ratio is fair, from a financial point of view, to Parent.

 

5.26Finders’ Fees.

 

Except for Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Stifel Financial Corp., Rothschild & Co. Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, BofA Securities, Inc. and Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., copies of whose engagement agreements have been provided to the Company prior to the date of this Agreement, there is no investment banker, broker, finder or other intermediary that has been retained by or is authorized to act on behalf of Parent or any of its Subsidiaries who might be entitled to any fee or commission from Parent or any of its Subsidiaries in connection with the Transactions.

 

5.27No Ownership of Company Common Stock.

 

Neither Parent nor any of its Subsidiaries (a) beneficially owns, directly or indirectly, any shares of Company Common Stock or other securities convertible into, exchangeable for or exercisable for shares of Company Common Stock or (b) has any rights to acquire any shares of Company Common Stock. There are no voting trusts or other agreements or understandings to which Parent or any of its Subsidiaries is a party with respect to the voting of the capital stock or other equity interest of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries. None of Parent nor any of its Subsidiaries is an “interested stockholder” of the Company (with the meaning of each foregoing word in quotation marks as defined in Section 203 of the DGCL).

 

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5.28Financing.

 

Concurrently with the execution of this Agreement, Parent has obtained and delivered to the Company a true, complete and fully executed debt commitment letter, dated as of the date hereof (such letter, together with all annexes and exhibits attached thereto and the executed fee letter, dated as of the date hereof, as amended, modified, waived, supplemented, extended or replaced in accordance with the terms therein and herein, collectively, the “Commitment Letter”), pursuant to which the Financing Sources have committed, subject solely to the terms and conditions expressly set forth in the Commitment Letter, to lend to the Subsidiaries of Parent named therein (the “Borrowers”) the amounts set forth therein for, among other things, the purposes of the Financing. As of the date hereof, the Commitment Letter, in the form so delivered, is in full force and effect in accordance with the terms thereof and is the legal, valid and binding obligation of Parent and, to the knowledge of Parent, the other parties thereto, subject to the Bankruptcy and Equity Exceptions. As of the date of this Agreement, to the knowledge of Parent, no such commitment provided for in the Commitment Letter has been withdrawn, terminated, repudiated, rescinded, amended, supplemented or modified, in any respect, and no such withdrawal, termination, repudiation, rescission, amendment, supplement or modification is contemplated other than as set forth in the Commitment Letter with respect to the Parent’s ability to add additional arrangers thereunder.  Neither Parent, nor, to the knowledge of Parent,  any other counterparty thereto has committed any material breach of any of its covenants or other obligations set forth in, or is in default under, the Commitment Letter, and, as of the date of this Agreement, to the knowledge of Parent, no event has occurred or circumstance exists that, with or without notice, lapse of time or both, would or would reasonably be expected to (a) constitute or result in a material breach or default on the part of any Person under the Commitment Letter, (b) constitute or result in a failure to satisfy any of the terms or conditions set forth in the Commitment Letter, (c) make any of the assumptions or any of the statements set forth in the Commitment Letter inaccurate in any material respect or (d) otherwise result in any portion of the Financing not being available.  As of the date of this Agreement, assuming satisfaction or waiver of the conditions set forth in Section ‎9.1 and Section ‎9.2 and the compliance in all material respects by the Company with Section ‎8.4, Parent has no reason to believe (both before and after giving effect to any “flex” provisions contained in the Commitment Letter) that Parent will be unable to satisfy, on a timely basis, any term or condition to be satisfied by it contained in the Commitment Letter or that the full amounts committed pursuant to the Commitment Letter will not be available as of the Closing if the terms or conditions to be satisfied by them contained in the Commitment Letter are satisfied.  There are no conditions precedent (directly or indirectly) or other conditions related to the Financing and the funding thereof other than the terms thereof expressly set forth in the Commitment Letter. Other than the Commitment Letter and the fee letter contemplated therein, there are no other contracts or written agreements (or other arrangements or agreements that are material) entered into by the Parent or any Affiliate thereof that are materially related to the funding of the Financing (except for (i) customary engagement letters, true and correct copies of which have been provided to the Company and (ii) customary non-disclosure agreements which do not impact the conditionality of the Financing).

 

5.29No Other Parent Representations and Warranties.

 

Except for the representations and warranties made by Parent in this Article ‎5 (as qualified by the applicable items disclosed in the Parent Disclosure Schedule in accordance with ‎Section ‎11.5 and the introduction to this Article ‎5) (but without limiting any representations and warranties in any Ancillary Agreement), neither Parent nor any other Person makes or has made any representation or warranty, expressed or implied, at law or in equity, with respect to or on behalf of Parent or its Subsidiaries, or the accuracy or completeness of any information regarding Parent or its Subsidiaries or any other matter furnished or provided to the Company or made available to the Company in any “data rooms”, “virtual data rooms”, management presentations or in any other form in expectation of, or in connection with, this Agreement or the Transactions. Parent and its Subsidiaries disclaim any other representations or warranties, whether made by Parent or any of its Subsidiaries or any of their respective Affiliates or Representatives. Parent acknowledges and agrees that, except for the representations and warranties made by the Company in Article ‎4 (as qualified by the applicable items disclosed in the Company Disclosure Schedule in accordance with Section ‎11.5 and the introduction to Article ‎4) (but without limiting any representations and warranties in any Ancillary Agreement), neither the Company nor any other Person is making or has made any representations or warranty, expressed or implied, at law or in equity, with respect to or on behalf of the Company or its Subsidiaries, or the accuracy or completeness of any information regarding the Company or its Subsidiaries or any other matter furnished or provided to Parent or made available to Parent in any “data rooms,” “virtual data rooms,” management presentations or in any other form in expectation of, or in connection with, this Agreement, or the Transactions. Parent specifically disclaims that it is relying upon or has relied upon any such other representations or warranties that may have been made by any Person, and acknowledges and agrees that the Company and its Affiliates have specifically disclaimed and do hereby specifically disclaim any such other representations and warranties. Notwithstanding the foregoing, this ‎Section ‎5.29 shall not limit Parent’s, Merger Sub’s or the Company’s remedies in the case of fraud with respect to the representations and warranties made in this Agreement.

 

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6.Covenants of the Company

 

The Company agrees that:

 

6.1Conduct of the Company.

 

From the date of this Agreement until the earlier of the Effective Time and the termination of this Agreement, except (x) as required by Applicable Law, (y) as set forth in Section ‎6.1 of the Company Disclosure Schedule or (z) as otherwise required or expressly permitted by this Agreement, unless Parent shall otherwise consent in writing (which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed), the Company shall, and shall cause each of its Subsidiaries to, conduct its business in the ordinary course of business consistent with past practice and in compliance in all material respects with all Applicable Laws and use its and their commercially reasonable efforts to (i) preserve intact its business organization and relationships with customers, suppliers, licensors, licensees, Governmental Authorities with jurisdiction over the Company’s operations and other Third Parties having material business relationships with the Company and its Subsidiaries; (ii) keep available the services of the present directors, officers and employees of the Company or its Subsidiaries; and (iii) maintain in effect all material Company Permits; provided that neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries shall take any action to comply with the foregoing that would breach any of Sections ‎6.1(a) through ‎‎6.1(s). Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, except (A) as required by Applicable Law, (B) as set forth in ‎Section ‎6.1 of the Company Disclosure Schedule or (C) as otherwise required or expressly permitted by this Agreement, without Parent’s prior written consent (which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed), the Company shall not, and shall cause each of its Subsidiaries not to:

 

(a)adopt or propose any change to its certificate of incorporation, bylaws or other organizational documents (whether by merger, consolidation or otherwise) (including the Company Organizational Documents);
   
(b)(i) merge or consolidate with any other Person; (ii) acquire (including by merger, consolidation, or acquisition of stock or assets) any interest in any corporation, partnership, other business organization or any division thereof or any assets, securities or property, other than (A) acquisitions in the ordinary course of business consistent with past practice in an amount not to exceed $10 million individually or $50 million in the aggregate for all such acquisitions; provided that no transaction otherwise permitted under this clause ‎(A) shall be permitted if it, individually or in the aggregate, would, or would reasonably be expected to, prevent, enjoin, alter or materially delay the Transactions, or (B) transactions (1) solely among the Company and one or more of its wholly owned Subsidiaries or (2) solely among the Company’s wholly owned Subsidiaries; or (iii) adopt or publicly propose a plan of complete or partial liquidation, dissolution, recapitalization or restructuring, or resolutions providing for or authorizing such a liquidation, dissolution, recapitalization or restructuring;

 

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(c)(i) split, combine or reclassify any shares of its capital stock (other than transactions (A) solely among the Company and one or more of its wholly owned Subsidiaries or (B) solely among the Company’s wholly owned Subsidiaries); (ii) amend any term or alter any rights of any of its outstanding equity securities; (iii) declare, set aside or pay any dividend or make any other distribution (whether in cash, stock, property or any combination thereof) in respect of any shares of its capital stock or other securities, other than (A) in the case of the Company, regular cash dividends in the ordinary course of business consistent with past practice (including with respect to record and payment dates) in an amount not to exceed $0.303 per share of Company Common Stock per quarter (appropriately adjusted to reflect any stock dividends, subdivisions, splits, combinations or other similar events relating to Company Common Stock), or (B) dividends or distributions by a Subsidiary of the Company to the Company or a wholly owned Subsidiary of the Company; or (iv) redeem, repurchase, cancel or otherwise acquire or offer to redeem, repurchase, or otherwise acquire any securities of the Company or any Subsidiary of the Company or any rights, warrants or options to acquire any such shares or other securities, other than repurchases of shares of Company Common Stock in connection with the exercise of Company Stock Options or the vesting or settlement of Company Restricted Stock Awards, in each case outstanding as of the date of this Agreement in accordance with the present terms of the Company Stock Plans and applicable award agreements of such Company Stock Options and Company Restricted Stock Awards;
   
(d)(i) issue, deliver or sell, or authorize the issuance, delivery or sale of, any shares of its capital stock or any securities convertible into or exercisable for, or any rights, warrants, options to acquire or other derivative instruments with respect to, any such capital stock or any such convertible securities, other than the issuance of any shares of Company Common Stock upon the exercise of Company Stock Options or the vesting or settlement of shares of Company Restricted Stock Awards that are outstanding on the date of this Agreement in accordance with the present terms of the Company Stock Plans and applicable award agreements of such Company Stock Options and Company Restricted Stock Awards or (ii) enter into any agreement with respect to the voting of any of its capital stock;
   
(e)authorize, make or incur any capital expenditures or obligations or liabilities in connection therewith, other than (i) as set forth in Section ‎6.1(e) of the Company Disclosure Schedule and (ii) any other capital expenditures not to exceed $150,000,000 in the aggregate;
   
(f)transfer, sell, lease or otherwise dispose of any Subsidiary or any division thereof or of the Company or any assets, securities or property, other than (i) transfers, sales, leases or other dispositions in the ordinary course of business consistent with past practice in an amount not to exceed $25 million in the aggregate for all such dispositions; or (ii) transactions (A) solely among the Company and one or more of its wholly owned Subsidiaries or (B) solely among the Company’s wholly owned Subsidiaries;
   
(g)sell, assign, transfer or otherwise dispose of, license or sublicense (other than pursuant to non-exclusive licenses or sublicenses granted to Third Parties in the ordinary course of business consistent with past practice), abandon, allow to lapse, or otherwise fail to take any action necessary to maintain any material Company Owned IP;
   
(h)(i) make any material loans, advances or capital contributions to any other Person, other than loans, advances or capital contributions (A) by the Company to one or more of its wholly owned Subsidiaries or (B) by any Subsidiary of the Company to the Company or any wholly owned Subsidiary of the Company or (ii) incur, assume, guarantee, repay or repurchase any Indebtedness other than (x) pursuant to the Financing or (y) the incurrence and/or repayment of loans (or issuance or terminations of letters of credit or similar instruments) pursuant to the Company Credit Agreement (A) in the ordinary course of business consistent with past practice and/or (B) in connection with the consummation of acquisitions or investments otherwise permitted hereunder, but in an amount not to exceed $50,000,000 in the aggregate for all such incurrences pursuant to this clause (B).

 

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(i)create or incur any Lien (except for a Permitted Lien) on any material asset (including any Company Owned IP);
   
(j)(i) enter into any Company Material Contract (including by amendment of any Contract that is not a Company Material Contract such that such Contract becomes a Company Material Contract), other than in the ordinary course of business consistent with past practice; (ii) terminate, renew, extend or amend in any material respect any Company Material Contract or waive any material right thereunder, other than in the ordinary course of business consistent with past practice; or (iii) enter into, terminate, renew, extend or amend or waive any right under any Related Party Contract;
   
(k)terminate, suspend, abrogate, amend or modify any material Company Permit in a manner material and adverse to the Company and its Subsidiaries, taken as a whole;
   
(l)except as required by (x) Applicable Law or (y) the terms of any Company Employee Plan as in effect as of the date hereof, (i) grant any change in control, retention, severance or termination pay to (or amend any existing arrangement with) any of the current or former Company Service Providers; (ii) enter into any employment, offer letter, term sheet, deferred compensation, consulting, bonus, change in control, severance or other similar agreement (or any amendment to any such existing agreement) with any of the current or former Company Service Providers; (iii) establish, adopt, amend or enter into any Company Employee Plan or Collective Bargaining Agreement; (iv) grant or amend any equity or equity-based awards to, or discretionarily accelerate the vesting or payment of any such awards held by, any current or former Company Service Provider; or (v) increase the compensation, bonus or other benefits payable to any current or former Company Service Provider (other than increases in base compensation of not more than 4% in the aggregate to management or high-level employees and in each case in the ordinary course of business consistent with past practice);
   
(m)make any material change in any method of accounting or accounting principles or practice, except for any such change required by GAAP or Regulation S-X under the Securities Exchange Act (“Regulation S-X”), as approved by its independent public accountants;
   
(n)(i) make or change any material Tax election, (ii) change any annual Tax accounting period, (iii) adopt or change any material method of Tax accounting, (iv) enter into any material closing agreement with respect to Taxes or (v) settle or surrender any material Tax claim, audit or assessment;
   
(o)except as set forth in Section ‎6.1(o) of the Company Disclosure Schedule, settle or compromise, or propose to settle or compromise, any claim, action, suit, investigation, or Proceeding, pending or threatened, and involving or against the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, other than those involving only a monetary payment by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries not to exceed $250,000 individually and $2,000,000 in the aggregate; provided that in no event shall the Company or any of its Subsidiaries settle or compromise, or propose to settle or compromise, without Parent’s prior written consent, (i) any class action or collective action claims or (ii) any other claim, action, suit, investigation, regulatory examination or Proceeding (A) that relates to the Transactions, (B) that seeks injunctive or other equitable relief, or (C) that relates to or asserts (1) infringement, misappropriation or other violation by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries of any Person’s Intellectual Property or (2) infringement, misappropriation or other violation by any Person of any Company Owned IP;

 

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(p)enter into any transaction between the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, on the one hand, and any of the Company’s Affiliates (other than the Company and its Subsidiaries), on the other hand;
   
(q)knowingly and intentionally take any action that would reasonably be expected to make any representation or warranty of the Company hereunder inaccurate in any respect at, or immediately prior to, the Effective Time;
   
(r)write up, write down or write off the book value of any of its assets, other than (i) in the ordinary course of business and consistent with past practice or (ii) as may be consistent with the Company’s financial accounting policies and procedures and GAAP as determined in consultation with the Company’s outside auditor; or
   
(s)agree, commit or publicly propose to do any of the foregoing.
   
6.2Access to Information; Confidentiality.
   
(a)Upon reasonable notice and subject to Applicable Law, the Company shall, and shall cause its Subsidiaries to, afford to Parent and its Representatives, reasonable access, during normal business hours during the period from the date of this Agreement to the earlier of the Effective Time or the termination of this Agreement, to all of its properties, books, contracts and records, and, during such period, the Company shall, and shall cause its Subsidiaries to, make available to Parent all other information concerning its businesses, properties and personnel as Parent may reasonably request, and instruct its Representatives to reasonably cooperate with Parent in its investigation. All information furnished pursuant to this Agreement shall be subject to the mutual confidentiality agreement, dated as of April 30, 2019, between Parent and the Company (the “Confidentiality Agreement”); provided, however, notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, Parent and the Company consent and agree that all information referenced in Section ‎8.4 may be shared with and delivered to the Financing Sources (subject to customary confidentiality arrangements). No information or knowledge obtained in any investigation pursuant to this ‎Section ‎6.2 shall affect or be deemed to modify any representation or warranty made by the Company or Parent pursuant to this Agreement.
   
(b)Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Section ‎6.2, Section ‎8.1 or Section ‎8.2, neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries shall be required to provide access to its properties, books, contracts, records or personnel if such access would unreasonably disrupt its operations, or provide access to or to disclose information where such access or disclosure would jeopardize the attorney-client privilege of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries or contravene any Applicable Law or binding agreement entered into prior to the date of this Agreement; provided that the Company shall, and shall cause its Subsidiaries to, use commercially reasonable efforts to make appropriate substitute disclosure arrangements under circumstances in which such restrictions apply (including redacting such information (i) to remove references concerning valuation, (ii) as necessary to comply with contractual arrangements in effect on or after the date hereof and (iii) as necessary to address reasonable attorney-client or other privilege or confidentiality concerns); provided, however, that in no event shall Parent have access to individual performance or evaluation records, medical histories or other similar information that the disclosure of which, in the reasonable opinion of the Company, would reasonably be expected to subject the Company or any of its Subsidiaries to risk of liability.

 

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6.3No Solicitation by the Company.
   
(a)From the date of this Agreement until the earlier of the Effective Time and the termination of this Agreement in accordance with its terms, except as otherwise set forth in this ‎Section ‎6.3, the Company shall not, and shall cause its Subsidiaries, controlled Affiliates and its and their respective officers, directors and employees not to, and shall use reasonable best efforts to cause its and their respective investment bankers, attorneys, accountants, consultants and other agents, advisors and representatives (collectively, “Representatives”) not to, directly or indirectly, (i) solicit, initiate or take any action to knowingly facilitate (including by way of providing non-public information) or knowingly encourage or induce the submission of any Company Acquisition Proposal or any inquiry or proposal that would reasonably be expected to lead to a Company Acquisition Proposal; (ii) enter into or participate in any discussions or negotiations with, furnish any information relating to the Company or any of its Subsidiaries or afford access to the business, properties, assets, books or records of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries to, otherwise cooperate in any way with, or knowingly assist, participate in, facilitate or knowingly encourage any effort by, any Third Party (excluding Affiliates) that the Company knows, or should reasonably be expected to know, is considering, seeking to make, or has made, a Company Acquisition Proposal or any inquiry or proposal that may reasonably be expected to lead to a Company Acquisition Proposal; (iii) (A) fail to make, withdraw or qualify, amend or modify, in each case, in any manner adverse to Parent, the Company Board Recommendation, (B) fail to include the Company Board Recommendation in the Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus, (C) recommend, adopt or approve any Company Acquisition Proposal, (D) enter into or approve, recommend or declare advisable for the Company or any of its Subsidiaries to execute or enter into, any agreement, letter of intent, understanding, agreement in principle or other similar arrangement (other than a Company Acceptable Confidentiality Agreement) in connection with any Company Acquisition Proposal (any of the foregoing in this clause ‎(iii), a “Company Adverse Recommendation Change”); (iv) take any action to make any “moratorium,” “control share acquisition,” “fair price,” “supermajority,” “affiliate transactions” or “business combination statute or regulation” or other similar anti-takeover Laws and regulations of the State of Delaware, including Section 203 of the DGCL, inapplicable to any Third Party or any Company Acquisition Proposal; or (v) resolve, propose or agree to do any of the foregoing.
   
(b)Notwithstanding the foregoing, if at any time prior to the receipt of the Company Stockholder Approval (the “Company Approval Time”) (and in no event after the Company Approval Time), the Board of Directors of the Company receives a bona fide written Company Acquisition Proposal made after the date hereof that was not solicited in breach of, and does not otherwise result in a violation of this Section ‎6.3, the Board of Directors of the Company (or committee thereof) may, subject to compliance with this Section ‎6.3(b), Section ‎6.3(c) and Section ‎6.3(e), and to the determination of the Board of Directors of the Company in good faith, after consultation with the Company’s financial advisor and outside legal counsel, that the failure to take such actions would be inconsistent with its fiduciary duties under Applicable Law, (i) engage in negotiations or discussions with any Third Party that, subject to the Company’s compliance with Section ‎6.3(a), has made after the date of this Agreement an unsolicited bona fide written Company Acquisition Proposal that the Board of Directors of the Company determines in good faith, after consultation with its financial advisor and outside legal counsel, is or is reasonably likely to lead to a Company Superior Proposal; (ii) furnish to such Third Party and its Representatives and financing sources non-public information relating to the Company or any of its Subsidiaries pursuant to a confidentiality agreement with terms no less favorable to the Company than those contained in the Confidentiality Agreement (it being understood that such confidentiality agreement need not include any standstill terms and shall not provide such person with any exclusive right to negotiate with the Company) (a “Company Acceptable Confidentiality Agreement”), a copy of which shall be provided substantially concurrently with its execution, to Parent for informational purposes; provided that all such non-public information (to the extent that such information has not been previously provided or made available to Parent) is provided or made available to Parent, as the case may be, substantially concurrently with the time it is provided or made available to such Third Party; provided further that no Company Acceptable Confidentiality Agreement shall contain Section 3 of the Confidentiality Agreement and upon entry into any Company Acceptable Confidentiality Agreement, the Company and Parent hereby agree that the Confidentiality Agreement shall be amended to remove and replace Section 3 thereof with “[Reserved]”; and (iii) following receipt of a Company Superior Proposal after the date of this Agreement, (A) make a Company Adverse Recommendation Change and/or (B) terminate this Agreement pursuant to Section ‎10.1(d)(iii) and simultaneously enter into a definitive agreement implementing such Company Superior Proposal (provided, however, that the Company shall not terminate this Agreement pursuant to the foregoing clause ‎(B), and any purported termination of this Agreement pursuant to the foregoing clause ‎(B) shall be void and of no force and effect, unless concurrently with such termination the Company pays the Company Termination Fee to Parent and otherwise complies with the provisions of Sections ‎10.1 and ‎10.3). Nothing contained herein shall prevent the Board of Directors of the Company from (x) complying with Rule 14e-2(a) under the Securities Exchange Act with regard to a Company Acquisition Proposal, so long as any action taken or statement made to so comply is consistent with this Section ‎6.3; or (y) making any required disclosure to the stockholders of the Company if the Board of Directors of the Company determines in good faith, after consultation with its outside legal counsel, that the failure to take such action would be inconsistent with Applicable Law; provided that any Company Adverse Recommendation Change involving or relating to a Company Acquisition Proposal may only be made in accordance with the provisions of this Section ‎6.3(b), Section ‎6.3(c) and Section ‎6.3(e) and even if permitted by this section, shall have the consequences set forth in this Agreement. For the avoidance of doubt, a “stop, look and listen” disclosure or similar communication of the type contemplated by Rule 14d-9(f) under the Securities Exchange Act shall not be a Company Adverse Recommendation Change.

 

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(c)In addition to the requirements set forth in Section ‎6.3(b) and subject to compliance with Section ‎6.3(d) and Section ‎6.3(e), the Board of Directors of the Company shall not take any of the actions referred to in clauses ‎‎(i) through ‎‎(iii) of Section ‎6.3(b) unless the Company shall have first delivered to Parent written notice advising Parent that the Company intends to take the action referred to in Section ‎6.3(b)(i). In addition, the Company shall notify Parent promptly (but in no event later than twenty-four (24) hours) after receipt by the Company (or any of its Representatives) of any Company Acquisition Proposal (including material modifications thereto) or any request for information relating to the Company or any of its Subsidiaries or for access to the business, properties, assets, books or records of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries by any Third Party that, to the knowledge of the Company or any member of its Board of Directors, is considering making a Company Acquisition Proposal, which notice shall be provided in writing and shall include a written summary of (i) any material correspondence relating thereto and (ii) the material terms and conditions of such Company Acquisition Proposal (including material modifications thereto) subject, in each case, to the terms of any Company Acceptable Confidentiality Agreement.

 

(d)Notwithstanding anything in this Agreement to the contrary, at any time prior to the Company Approval Time (and in no event after the Company Approval Time), and after giving effect to the rights offered to Parent in this Section ‎6.3(d), the Board of Directors of the Company may effect a Company Adverse Recommendation Change involving or relating to a Company Intervening Event if the Board of Directors of the Company determines in good faith, after consultation with its outside legal counsel, that the failure to take such action would be inconsistent with its fiduciary duties under Applicable Law; provided that prior to effecting any such Company Adverse Recommendation Change (i) the Company shall (A) promptly notify Parent in writing of its intention to take such action at least four (4) Business Days before taking such action and (B) negotiate in good faith with Parent for four (4) Business Days following such notice regarding revisions, if any, to the terms of this Agreement proposed by Parent, and (ii) the Board of Directors of the Company shall not effect any Company Adverse Recommendation Change involving or relating to a Company Intervening Event unless, after the four (4) Business Day period described in the foregoing clause ‎(B), the Board of Directors of the Company determines in good faith taking into account any proposal by Parent to amend the terms of this Agreement, after consultation with its outside legal counsel and financial advisor, that the failure to take such action would be inconsistent with its fiduciary duties under Applicable Law.
   
(e)Without limiting or affecting Section ‎6.3(a), Section ‎6.3(b) or Section ‎6.3(c), the Board of Directors of the Company shall not make a Company Adverse Recommendation Change involving or relating to a Company Superior Proposal or terminate this Agreement to accept a Company Superior Proposal unless (i) the Company promptly notifies Parent, in writing at least four (4) Business Days before taking such action, that the Company intends to take such action, which notice attaches the most current version of any proposed agreement and a detailed written summary of all material terms of such Company Superior Proposal and the identity of the offeror; (ii) if requested by Parent, during such four (4) Business Day period, the Company and its Representatives have discussed and negotiated in good faith with Parent regarding any proposal by Parent to amend the terms of this Agreement in response to such Company Superior Proposal; and (iii) after such four (4) Business Day period, the Board of Directors of the Company determines in good faith, after consultation with its outside legal counsel and financial advisor, taking into account any proposal by Parent to amend the terms of this Agreement, that such Company Acquisition Proposal continues to constitute a Company Superior Proposal (it being understood and agreed that in the event of any amendment to the financial terms or other material terms of any such Company Superior Proposal (including any change to the exchange ratio or merger consideration), a new written notification from the Company consistent with that described in clause ‎(i) of this Section ‎6.3(e) shall be required and a new notice period under clause ‎(i) of this Section ‎6.3(e) shall commence, during which notice period the Company shall be required to comply with the requirements of this Section ‎6.3(e) anew, except that such new notice period shall be for two (2) Business Days (as opposed to four (4) Business Days)).

 

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(f)Company Superior Proposal” means any bona fide, written Company Acquisition Proposal (other than a Company Acquisition Proposal that has resulted from a violation of this Section ‎6.3) (with all references to “20%” in the definition of Company Acquisition Proposal being deemed to be references to “50%”) on terms that the Board of Directors of the Company determines in good faith, after consultation with its financial advisor and outside legal counsel, and taking into account all the terms and conditions of the Company Acquisition Proposal that the Board of Directors of the Company considers to be appropriate (including the identity of the Person making the Company Acquisition Proposal and the expected timing and likelihood of consummation, any governmental or other approval requirements (including divestitures and entry into other commitments and limitations), break-up fees, expense reimbursement provisions, conditions to consummation and availability of necessary financing), would result in a transaction (i) that, if consummated, is more favorable to the Company’s stockholders from a financial point of view than the Merger (taking into account any proposal by Parent to amend the terms of this Agreement); (ii) that is reasonably capable of being completed on the terms proposed, taking into account the identity of the Person making the Company Acquisition Proposal, any approval requirements and all other financial, regulatory, legal and other aspects of such Company Acquisition Proposal; and (iii) for which financing, if a cash transaction (whether in whole or in part), is then fully committed or reasonably determined to be available by the Board of Directors of the Company.

 

(g)Company Intervening Event” means any material event, change, effect, development or occurrence that (i) was not known or the material consequences of which were not known in each case to the Board of Directors of the Company as of the date of this Agreement, and (ii) does not relate to or involve any Company Acquisition Proposal.
   
(h)The Company shall, and shall cause its Subsidiaries, controlled affiliates and its and their respective officers, directors and employees to, and shall use reasonable best efforts to cause its and their respective Representatives to: (i) immediately cease and cause to be terminated any and all existing activities, discussions or negotiations, if any, with any Third Party conducted prior to the date of this Agreement with respect to any Company Acquisition Proposal and instruct any such Third Party (or its agents or advisors) in possession of confidential, non-public information or documents or material incorporating non-public information about the Company that was furnished by or on behalf of the Company to return or destroy all such information and (ii) other than with respect to Parent and its Representatives, terminate access to any virtual data room established for or used in connection with any actual or potential Company Acquisition Proposal.
   
(i)Notwithstanding (i) any Company Adverse Recommendation Change, (ii) the making of any Company Acquisition Proposal or (iii) anything in this Agreement to the contrary, until termination of this Agreement (x) in no event may the Company or any of its Subsidiaries enter into any legally binding, merger agreement, acquisition agreement, option agreement, joint venture agreement, partnership agreement or other similar agreement constituting a Company Acquisition Proposal (other than a Company Acceptable Confidentiality Agreement) and (y) the Company shall otherwise remain subject to all of its obligations under this Agreement, including, for the avoidance of doubt, the obligation to hold the Company Stockholder Meeting.
   

 

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7.Covenants of Parent
   

 

Parent agrees that:

 

7.1Conduct of Parent.
   

From the date of this Agreement until the earlier of the Effective Time and the termination of this Agreement, except (x) as required by Applicable Law, (y) as set forth in Section ‎7.1 of the Parent Disclosure Schedule or (z) as otherwise required or expressly permitted by this Agreement, unless the Company shall otherwise consent in writing (which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed), Parent shall, and shall cause each of its Subsidiaries to, conduct its business in the ordinary course of business consistent with past practice and in compliance in all material respects with all Applicable Laws and use its and their commercially reasonable efforts to (i) preserve intact its business organization and relationships with customers, suppliers, licensors, licensees, Governmental Authorities with jurisdiction over Parent’s operations and other Third Parties having material business relationships with Parent and its Subsidiaries; (ii) keep available the services of the present directors, officers and employees of Parent and its Subsidiaries; and (iii) maintain in effect all material Parent Permits; provided that neither Parent nor any of its Subsidiaries shall take any action to comply with the foregoing that would breach any of ‎Sections ‎7.1(a) through ‎7.1(s). Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, except (A) as required by Applicable Law, (B) as set forth in Section ‎‎‎7.1 of the Parent Disclosure Schedule or (C) as otherwise required or expressly permitted by this Agreement, without the Company’s prior written consent (which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed), Parent shall not, and shall cause each of its Subsidiaries not to:

 

(a)adopt or propose any change to its certificate of incorporation, bylaws or other organizational documents (whether by merger, consolidation or otherwise) (including the Parent Organizational Documents);
   
(b)(i) merge or consolidate with any other Person; (ii) acquire (including by merger, consolidation, or acquisition of stock or assets) any interest in any corporation, partnership, other business organization or any division thereof or any assets, securities or property, other than (A) acquisitions in the ordinary course of business consistent with past practice in an amount not to exceed $10 million individually or $50 million in the aggregate for all such acquisitions; provided that no transaction otherwise permitted under this clause ‎(A) shall be permitted if it, individually or in the aggregate, would, or would reasonably be expected to, prevent, enjoin, alter or materially delay the Transactions, or (B) transactions (1) solely among Parent and one or more of its wholly owned Subsidiaries or (2) solely among Parent’s wholly owned Subsidiaries; or (iii) adopt or publicly propose a plan of complete or partial liquidation, dissolution, recapitalization or restructuring, or resolutions providing for or authorizing such a liquidation, dissolution, recapitalization or restructuring;
   
(c)(i) split, combine or reclassify any shares of its capital stock (other than transactions (A) solely among Parent and one or more of its wholly owned Subsidiaries or (B) solely among Parent’s wholly owned Subsidiaries); (ii) amend any term or alter any rights of any of its outstanding equity securities; (iii) declare, set aside or pay any dividend or make any other distribution (whether in cash, stock, property or any combination thereof) in respect of any shares of its capital stock or other securities, other than dividends or distributions by a Subsidiary of Parent to Parent or a wholly owned Subsidiary of Parent; or (iv) redeem, repurchase, cancel or otherwise acquire or offer to redeem, repurchase, or otherwise acquire any securities of Parent or any Subsidiary of Parent or any rights, warrants or options to acquire any such shares or other securities, other than (A) repurchases of shares of Parent Common Stock in connection with the exercise of Parent Stock Options or the vesting or settlement of Parent Restricted Stock Awards, Parent RSU Awards or Parent PSU Awards, in each case outstanding as of the date of this Agreement in accordance with the present terms of the Parent Stock Plans and applicable award agreements of such Parent Stock Options, Parent Restricted Stock Awards, Parent RSU Awards and Parent PSU Awards or (B) the completion of Parent’s previously announced redemption of all of its outstanding warrants to purchase shares of Parent Common Stock that were issued under the Warrant Agreement, dated September 10, 2015, by and between Double Eagle Acquisition Corp. (“Double Eagle”) and Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, as warrant agent, as part of the units sold in Double Eagle’s initial public offering;

 

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(d)(i) issue, deliver or sell, or authorize the issuance, delivery or sale of, any shares of its capital stock or any securities convertible into or exercisable for, or any rights, warrants, options to acquire or other derivative instruments with respect to, any such capital stock or any such convertible securities, other than the issuance of any shares of Parent Common Stock upon the exercise of Parent Stock Options, the vesting or settlement of shares of Parent Restricted Stock Awards, Parent RSU Awards or Parent PSU Awards that are outstanding on the date of this Agreement in accordance with the present terms of the Parent Stock Plans and applicable award agreements of such Parent Stock Options, Parent Restricted Stock Awards, Parent RSU Awards and Parent PSU Awards or (ii) enter into any agreement with respect to the voting of any of its capital stock;
   
(e)authorize, make or incur any capital expenditures or obligations or liabilities in connection therewith, other than (i) as set forth in Section ‎7.1(e) of the Parent Disclosure Schedule and (ii) any other capital expenditures not to exceed $150,000,000 in the aggregate;
   
(f)except for the real property noted as listed for sale in Section 5.22 of the Parent Disclosure Schedule, transfer, sell, lease or otherwise dispose of any Subsidiary or any division thereof or of Parent or any assets, securities or property, other than (i) transfers, sales, leases or other dispositions in the ordinary course of business consistent with past practice in an amount not to exceed $10 million in the aggregate for all such dispositions; or (ii) transactions (A) solely among Parent and one or more of its wholly owned Subsidiaries or (B) solely among Parent’s wholly owned Subsidiaries;
   
(g)sell, assign, transfer or otherwise dispose of, license or sublicense (other than pursuant to non-exclusive licenses or sublicenses granted to Third Parties in the ordinary course of business consistent with past practice), abandon, allow to lapse, or otherwise fail to take any action necessary to maintain, enforce or protect, any material Parent Owned IP;
   
(h)(i) make any material loans, advances or capital contributions to any other Person, other than loans, advances or capital contributions (A) by Parent to one or more of its wholly owned Subsidiaries or (B) by any Subsidiary of Parent to Parent or any wholly owned Subsidiary of Parent, or (ii) incur, assume, guarantee, repay or repurchase any Indebtedness, other than (w) any optional redemption by Williams Scotsman International, Inc. of up to 10% of the aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 6.875% Senior Secured Notes due 2023 in accordance with Section 3.7(e) of the Indenture, dated August 6, 2018, by and between Mason Finance Sub, Inc., as escrow issuer, and Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, as trustee and collateral agent, as supplemented from time to time, (x) pursuant to the Financing, (y) the incurrence or repayment of loans (or issuance or terminations of letters of credit or similar instruments) pursuant to the Parent Credit Agreement (A) in the ordinary course of business consistent with past practice and/or (B) in connection with the consummation of acquisitions or investments otherwise permitted hereunder or to fund the redemption contemplated by clause (w) above, but in an amount not to exceed $50,000,000 in aggregate for all such incurrences pursuant to this clause (y)(B) and/or (z) the issuance of debt securities pursuant to a Parent Notes Permitted Refinancing;
   
(i)other than in connection with the Financing, create or incur any Lien (except for a Permitted Lien) on any material asset (including any Parent Owned IP);

 

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(j)other than in connection with the Financing, (i) enter into any Parent Material Contract (including by amendment of any Contract that is not a Parent Material Contract such that such Contract becomes a Parent Material Contract), other than in the ordinary course of business consistent with past practice; (ii) terminate, renew, extend or amend in any material respect any Parent Material Contract or waive any material right thereunder, other than in the ordinary course of business consistent with past practice; or (iii) enter into, terminate, renew, extend or amend or waive any right under any Related Party Contract (including, for the avoidance of doubt, the Shareholders Agreement and the Holdings Shareholders Agreement);

 

(k)terminate, suspend, abrogate, amend or modify any material Parent Permit in a manner material and adverse to Parent and its Subsidiaries, taken as a whole;

 

(l)except as required by (x) Applicable Law or (y) the terms of any Parent Employee Plan as in effect as of the date hereof including the grant of annual equity-based awards in the ordinary course of business consistent with past practice, with the aggregate grant date fair value of such awards not to exceed an aggregate grant date fair value of $9.9 million: (i) grant any change in control, retention, severance or termination pay to (or amend any existing arrangement with) any of the current or former Parent Service Providers; (ii) enter into any employment, offer letter, term sheet, deferred compensation, consulting, bonus, change in control, severance or other similar agreement (or any amendment to any such existing agreement) with any of the current or former Parent Service Providers; (iii) establish, adopt, amend or enter into any Parent Employee Plan or Collective Bargaining Agreement; (iv) grant or amend any equity or equity-based awards to, or discretionarily accelerate the vesting or payment of any such awards held by, any current or former Parent Service Provider; or (v) increase the compensation, bonus or other benefits payable to any current or former Parent Service Providers (other than increases in base compensation of not more than 4% in the aggregate to management or high-level employees and in each case in the ordinary course of business consistent with past practice);

 

(m)make any material change in any method of accounting or accounting principles or practice, except for any such change required by GAAP or Regulation S-X, as approved by its independent public accountants;

 

(n)(i) make or change any material Tax election, (ii) change any annual Tax accounting period, (iii) adopt or change any material method of Tax accounting, (iv) enter into any material closing agreement with respect to Taxes or (v) settle or surrender any material Tax claim, audit or assessment;

 

(o)except as set forth in Section ‎7.1(o) of the Parent Disclosure Schedule, settle or compromise, or propose to settle or compromise, any claim, action, suit, investigation, or Proceeding, pending or threatened, and involving or against Parent or any of its Subsidiaries, other than those involving only a monetary payment by Parent or any of its Subsidiaries not to exceed $250,000 individually and $2,000,000 in the aggregate; provided that in no event shall Parent or any of its Subsidiaries settle or compromise, or propose to settle or compromise, without the Company’s prior written consent, (i) any class action or collective action claims or (ii) any other claim, action, suit, investigation, regulatory examination or Proceeding (A) that relates to the Transactions, (B) that seeks injunctive or other equitable relief, or (C) that relates to or asserts (1) infringement, misappropriation or other violation by Parent or any of its Subsidiaries of any Person’s Intellectual Property or (2) infringement, misappropriation or other violation by any Person of any Parent Owned IP;

 

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(p)enter into any transaction between Parent or any of its Subsidiaries, on the one hand, and any of Parent’s Affiliates (other than Parent and its Subsidiaries), on the other hand;

 

(q)knowingly and intentionally take any action that would reasonably be expected to make any representation or warranty of Parent hereunder inaccurate in any respect at, or immediately prior to, the Effective Time;

 

(r)write up, write down or write off the book value of any of its assets, other than (i) in the ordinary course of business and consistent with past practice or (ii) as may be consistent with Parent’s financial accounting policies and procedures and GAAP as determined in consultation with Parent’s outside auditor; or

 

(s)agree, commit or publicly propose to do any of the foregoing.

 

7.2No Solicitation by Parent.

 

(a)From the date of this Agreement until the earlier of the Effective Time and the termination of this Agreement in accordance with its terms, except as otherwise set forth in this Section ‎7.2, Parent shall not, and shall cause its Subsidiaries, controlled Affiliates and its and their respective officers, directors and employees not to, and shall use reasonable best efforts to cause its and their respective Representatives (which shall include, in the case of Parent, the members of, and advisors to, the Parent Special Committee) not to, directly or indirectly, (i) solicit, initiate or take any action to knowingly facilitate (including by way of providing non-public information) or knowingly encourage or induce the submission of any Parent Acquisition Proposal or any inquiry or proposal that would reasonably be expected to lead to a Parent Acquisition Proposal; (ii) enter into or participate in any discussions or negotiations with, furnish any information relating to Parent or any of its Subsidiaries or afford access to the business, properties, assets, books or records of Parent or any of its Subsidiaries to, otherwise cooperate in any way with, or knowingly assist, participate in, facilitate or knowingly encourage any effort by, any Third Party (excluding Affiliates) that Parent knows, or should reasonably be expected to know, is considering, seeking to make, or has made, a Parent Acquisition Proposal or any inquiry or proposal that may reasonably be expected to lead to a Parent Acquisition Proposal; (iii) (A) fail to make, withdraw or qualify, amend or modify, in each case, in any manner adverse to the Company, the Parent Board Recommendation, (B) fail to include the Parent Board Recommendation in the Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus, (C) recommend, adopt or approve any Parent Acquisition Proposal, (D) enter into or approve, recommend or declare advisable for Parent or any of its Subsidiaries to execute or enter into, any agreement, letter of intent, understanding, agreement in principle or other similar arrangement (other than a Parent Acceptable Confidentiality Agreement) in connection with any Parent Acquisition Proposal (any of the foregoing in this clause ‎(iii) a “Parent Adverse Recommendation Change”); (iv) take any action to make any “moratorium,” “control share acquisition,” “fair price,” “supermajority,” “affiliate transactions” or “business combination statute or regulation” or other similar anti-takeover Laws and regulations of the State of Delaware, including Section 203 of the DGCL, inapplicable to any Third Party or any Parent Acquisition Proposal; or (v) resolve, propose or agree to do any of the foregoing.

 

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(b)Notwithstanding the foregoing, if at any time prior to the receipt of the Parent Stockholder Approval (the “Parent Approval Time”) (and in no event after the Parent Approval Time), the Board of Directors of Parent receives a bona fide written Parent Acquisition Proposal made after the date hereof that was not solicited in breach of, or otherwise result in a violation of this Section ‎7.2, the Board of Directors of Parent (or committee thereof) (including the Parent Special Committee) may, subject to compliance with this Section ‎7.2(b), Section ‎7.2(c) and Section ‎7.2(e), and to the determination of the Board of Directors of Parent in good faith, after consultation with Parent’s financial advisor and outside legal counsel, that the failure to take such actions would be inconsistent with its fiduciary duties under Applicable Law, (i) engage in negotiations or discussions with any Third Party that, subject to Parent’s compliance with Section ‎7.2(a), has made after the date of this Agreement an unsolicited bona fide written Parent Acquisition Proposal that the Board of Directors of Parent (or Parent Special Committee) determines in good faith, after consultation with its financial advisor and outside legal counsel, is or is reasonably likely to lead to a Parent Superior Proposal; (ii) furnish to such Third Party and its Representatives and financing sources nonpublic information relating to Parent or any of its Subsidiaries pursuant to a confidentiality agreement with terms no less favorable to Parent than those contained in the Confidentiality Agreement (it being understood that such confidentiality agreement need not include any standstill terms and shall not provide such person with any exclusive right to negotiate with Parent) (a “Parent Acceptable Confidentiality Agreement”), a copy of which shall be provided substantially concurrently with its execution, to the Company for informational purposes; provided that all such non-public information (to the extent that such information has not been previously provided or made available to the Company) is provided or made available to the Company, as the case may be, substantially concurrently with the time it is provided or made available to such Third Party; provided further that no Parent Acceptable Confidentiality Agreement shall contain Section 3 of the Confidentiality Agreement and upon entry into any Parent Acceptable Confidentiality Agreement or Shareholder Acceptable Confidentiality Agreement (as defined in the Voting Agreement), the parties hereby agree that the Confidentiality Agreement shall be amended to remove and replace Section 3 thereof with “[Reserved]”; and (iii) following receipt of a Parent Superior Proposal after the date of this Agreement, (A) make (at the recommendation of the Parent Special Committee) a Parent Adverse Recommendation Change and/or (B) terminate this Agreement pursuant to Section ‎10.1(c)(iii) and simultaneously enter into a definitive agreement implementing such Parent Superior Proposal (provided, however, that Parent shall not terminate this Agreement pursuant to the foregoing clause ‎(B), and any purported termination of this Agreement pursuant to the foregoing clause ‎(B) shall be void and of no force and effect, unless concurrently with such termination Parent pays the Parent Termination Fee to the Company and otherwise complies with the provisions of Sections ‎10.1 and ‎10.3). Nothing contained herein shall prevent the Board of Directors of Parent from (x) complying with Rule 14e-2(a) under the Securities Exchange Act with regard to a Parent Acquisition Proposal, so long as any action taken or statement made to so comply is consistent with this Section ‎7.2; or (y) making any required disclosure to the stockholders of Parent if the Board of Directors of Parent (or Parent Special Committee) determines in good faith, after consultation with its outside legal counsel, that the failure to take such action would be inconsistent with Applicable Law; provided that any Parent Adverse Recommendation Change involving or relating to a Parent Acquisition Proposal may only be made in accordance with the provisions of this Section ‎7.2(b), Section ‎7.2(c) and Section ‎7.2(e) and even if permitted by this section, shall have the consequences set forth in this Agreement. For the avoidance of doubt, a “stop, look and listen” disclosure or similar communication of the type contemplated by Rule 14d-9(f) under the Securities Exchange Act shall not be a Parent Adverse Recommendation Change.

 

(c)In addition to the requirements set forth in Section ‎7.2(b) and subject to compliance with Section ‎7.2(d) and Section ‎7.2(e), neither the Board of Directors of Parent nor the Parent Special Committee shall take any of the actions referred to in clauses ‎‎(i) through ‎‎(iii) of Section ‎7.2(b) unless Parent shall have first delivered to the Company written notice advising the Company that Parent intends to take the action referred to in Section ‎7.2(b)(i). In addition, Parent shall notify the Company promptly (but in no event later than twenty-four (24) hours) after receipt by Parent (or any of its Representatives) of any Parent Acquisition Proposal (including material modifications thereto) or any request for information relating to Parent or any of its Subsidiaries or for access to the business, properties, assets, books or records of Parent or any of its Subsidiaries by any Third Party that, to the knowledge of Parent or any member of its Board of Directors, is considering making or has made a Parent Acquisition Proposal, which notice shall be provided in writing and shall include a summary of (i) any material correspondence relating thereto and (ii) the material terms and conditions of such Parent Acquisition Proposal (including material modifications thereto) subject, in each case, to the terms of any Parent Acceptable Confidentiality Agreement.

 

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(d)Notwithstanding anything in this Agreement to the contrary, at any time prior to the Parent Approval Time (and in no event after the Parent Approval Time), and after giving effect to the rights offered to the Company in this Section ‎7.2(d), the Board of Directors of Parent may effect a Parent Adverse Recommendation Change involving or relating to a Parent Intervening Event if the Board of Directors of Parent or the Parent Special Committee determines in good faith, after consultation with its outside legal counsel, that the failure to take such action would be inconsistent with its fiduciary duties under Applicable Law; provided that prior to effecting any such Parent Adverse Recommendation Change (i) Parent shall (A) promptly notify the Company in writing of its intention to take such action at least four (4) Business Days before taking such action and (B) negotiate in good faith with the Company for four (4) Business Days following such notice regarding revisions, if any, to the terms of this Agreement proposed by the Company, and (ii) the Board of Directors of Parent shall not effect any Parent Adverse Recommendation Change involving or relating to a Parent Intervening Event unless, after the four (4) Business Day period described in the foregoing clause ‎(B), the Board of Directors of Parent determines in good faith taking into account any proposal by the Company to amend the terms of this Agreement, after consultation with its outside legal counsel and financial advisor, that the failure to take such action would be inconsistent with its fiduciary duties under Applicable Law.

 

(e)Without limiting or affecting Section ‎7.2(a), Section ‎7.2(b) or Section ‎7.2(c), the Board of Directors of Parent shall not make a Parent Adverse Recommendation Change involving or relating to a Parent Superior Proposal or terminate this Agreement to accept a Parent Superior Proposal unless (i) Parent promptly notifies the Company, in writing at least four (4) Business Days before taking such action, that Parent intends to take such action, which notice attaches the most current version of any proposed agreement, a detailed written summary of all material terms of such Parent Superior Proposal and the identity of the offeror; (ii) if requested by the Company, during such four (4) Business Day period, Parent and its Representatives have discussed and negotiated in good faith with the Company regarding any proposal by the Company to amend the terms of this Agreement in response to such Parent Superior Proposal; and (iii) after such four (4) Business Day period, the Board of Directors of Parent or the Parent Special Committee determines in good faith, after consultation with its outside legal counsel and financial advisor, taking into account any proposal by the Company to amend the terms of this Agreement, that such Parent Acquisition Proposal continues to constitute a Parent Superior Proposal (it being understood and agreed that in the event of any amendment to the financial terms or other material terms of any such Parent Superior Proposal (including any change to the exchange ratio or merger consideration), a new written notification from Parent consistent with that described in clause ‎(i) of this Section ‎7.2(e) shall be required and a new notice period under clause ‎(i) of this Section ‎7.2(e) shall commence, during which notice period Parent shall be required to comply with the requirements of this Section ‎7.2(e) anew, except that such new notice period shall be for two (2) Business Days (as opposed to four (4) Business Days)).

 

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(f)Parent Superior Proposal” means any bona fide, written Parent Acquisition Proposal (other than a Parent Acquisition Proposal that has resulted from a violation of this Section ‎7.2) (with all references to “20%” in the definition of Parent Acquisition Proposal being deemed to be references to “50%”) on terms that the Board of Directors of Parent or the Parent Special Committee determines in good faith, after consultation with their respective financial advisors and outside legal counsel, and taking into account all the terms and conditions of the Parent Acquisition Proposal that the Board of Directors of Parent or the Parent Special Committee, as applicable, considers to be appropriate (including the identity of the Person making the Parent Acquisition Proposal and the expected timing and likelihood of consummation, any governmental or other approval requirements (including divestitures and entry into other commitments and limitations), break-up fees, expense reimbursement provisions, conditions to consummation and availability of necessary financing), would result in a transaction (i) that, if consummated, is more favorable to Parent’s stockholders from a financial point of view than the Merger (taking into account any proposal by the Company to amend the terms of this Agreement); (ii) that is reasonably capable of being completed on the terms proposed, taking into account the identity of the Person making the Parent Acquisition Proposal, any approval requirements and all other financial, regulatory, legal and other aspects of such Parent Acquisition Proposal; and (iii) for which financing, if a cash transaction (whether in whole or in part), is then fully committed or reasonably determined to be available by the Board of Directors of Parent or the Parent Special Committee, as applicable.

 

(g)Parent Intervening Event” means any material event, change, effect, development or occurrence that (i) was not known or the material consequences of which were not known in each case to the Board of Directors of Parent as of the date of this Agreement, and (ii) does not relate to or involve any Parent Acquisition Proposal.

 

(h)Parent shall, and shall cause its Subsidiaries, controlled affiliates and its and their respective officers, directors and employees to, and shall use reasonable best efforts to cause its and their respective Representatives to: (i) immediately cease and cause to be terminated any and all existing activities, discussions or negotiations, if any, with any Third Party conducted prior to the date of this Agreement with respect to any Parent Acquisition Proposal and instruct any such Third Party (or its agents or advisors) (other than Significant Stockholder or its Affiliates) in possession of confidential, non-public information or documents or material incorporating non-public information about the Company that was furnished by or on behalf of the Company to return or destroy all such information and (ii) other than with respect to the Company and its Representatives, terminate access to any virtual data room established for or used in connection with any actual or potential Parent Acquisition Proposal.

 

(i)Notwithstanding (i) any Parent Adverse Recommendation Change, (ii) the making of any Parent Acquisition Proposal or (iii) anything in this Agreement to the contrary, until termination of this Agreement (x) in no event may Parent or any of its Subsidiaries enter into any legally binding merger agreement, acquisition agreement, option agreement, joint venture agreement, partnership agreement or other similar agreement constituting a Parent Acquisition Proposal (other than a Parent Acceptable Confidentiality Agreement) and (y) Parent shall otherwise remain subject to all of its obligations under this Agreement, including, for the avoidance of doubt, the obligation to hold the Parent Stockholder Meeting.

 

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7.3Obligations of Merger Sub and the Surviving Corporation.

 

Until the Effective Time, Parent shall at all times be the direct owner of all of the issued and outstanding shares of capital stock of Merger Sub. Parent shall take all action necessary to cause Merger Sub and, after the Effective Time, the Surviving Corporation to perform its obligations under this Agreement and to consummate the Merger on the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement. Promptly following the execution of this Agreement, Parent shall execute and deliver a written consent as sole stockholder of Merger Sub adopting this Agreement in accordance with the DGCL and provide a copy of such written consent to the Company, and thereafter neither Parent nor any of its Subsidiaries shall amend, modify or withdraw such consent.

 

7.4Director and Officer Liability.

 

(a)From and after the Effective Time, Parent shall, and shall cause the Surviving Corporation to, (i) indemnify and hold harmless and shall advance expenses as incurred, in each case to the same extent (subject to Applicable Law) such Persons are indemnified as of the date of this Agreement by the Company pursuant to the Company Organizational Documents, the governing or organizational documents of any Subsidiary of the Company and any indemnification agreements in existence as of the date hereof, each present and former director, officer or employee of the Company and its Subsidiaries (in each case, when acting in such capacity) (collectively, the “Company Indemnified Parties”) against any fees, costs or expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees), judgments, inquiries, claims, fines, losses, damages or liabilities incurred in connection with any threatened or actual Proceeding, whether civil, criminal, administrative or investigative, whether arising before or after the Effective Time, arising out of the fact that such Person is or was a director, officer or employee of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries or pertaining to matters existing or occurring at or prior to the Effective Time, including the Transactions; provided that in the case of advancement of expenses, any Company Indemnified Party to whom expenses are advanced provides an undertaking to repay such advances if it is ultimately determined that such Company Indemnified Party is not entitled to indemnification; and (ii) cooperate in the defense of any such matter until it is determined that such Company Indemnified Party is not eligible for indemnification.

 

(b)For a period of six (6) years after the Effective Time, Parent shall cause to be maintained in effect the current policies of directors’ and officers’ liability insurance maintained by the Company (provided that Parent may substitute therefor policies with a substantially comparable insurer of at least the same coverage and amounts containing terms and conditions that are no less advantageous to the insured) with respect to claims arising from facts or events that occurred at or before the Effective Time; provided, however, that the Surviving Corporation shall not be obligated to expend, on an aggregate basis, an amount in excess of 300% of the current annual premium paid as of the date hereof by the Company for such insurance (the “Premium Cap”), and if such premiums for such insurance would at any time exceed the Premium Cap or such coverage is not otherwise available, then Parent shall cause to be maintained policies of insurance that, in Parent’s good faith determination, provide the maximum coverage available at an aggregate premium equal to the Premium Cap. In lieu of the foregoing, the Company may (and at the request of Parent, the Company shall use its reasonable best efforts to) obtain at or prior to the Effective Time a six (6)-year “tail” policy under the Company’s existing directors’ and officers’ insurance policy providing equivalent coverage to that described in the preceding sentence if and to the extent that the same may be obtained for an amount that, in the aggregate, does not exceed the Premium Cap.

 

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(c)The provisions of this Section ‎7.4 shall survive the Effective Time and are intended to be for the benefit of, and shall be enforceable by, each Company Indemnified Party and his or her heirs and representatives. If Parent, the Surviving Corporation, or any of their respective successors or assigns (i) consolidates with or merges into any other Person and is not the continuing or surviving entity of such consolidation or merger, or (ii) transfers all or substantially all of its assets to any other Person or engages in any similar transaction, then in each such case, Parent and/or the Surviving Corporation, as applicable, will cause proper provision to be made so that the successors and assigns of Parent and/or the Surviving Corporation, as applicable, will expressly assume the obligations set forth in this Section ‎7.4.

 

7.5Employee Matters.

 

(a)From the Closing Date through December 31, 2021 (the “Benefits Continuation Period”), the Surviving Corporation shall provide, and Parent shall cause the Surviving Corporation to provide, to the individuals who are employed by the Company and its Subsidiaries immediately prior to the Effective Time and to the extent they continue as employees of the Surviving Corporation, Parent or any of Parent’s Subsidiaries (including Subsidiaries of the Surviving Corporation) during all or a portion of the Benefits Continuation Period (the “Affected Employees”) (i)  base salaries or base wage rates that are no less favorable than the base salary or wage rate provided to such Affected Employee by the Company and its Subsidiaries immediately prior to the Effective Time; (ii) target cash bonus and other annual cash incentive compensation opportunities that are no less favorable than the target cash bonus and other annual cash incentive compensation opportunities provided to such Affected Employee by the Company and its Subsidiaries immediately prior to the Effective Time; (iii) to the extent applicable, a target annual equity incentive opportunity that is no less favorable than the target annual equity incentive opportunity that was provided to such Affected Employee by the Company and its Subsidiaries immediately prior to the Effective Time; provided that, for the avoidance of doubt, equity or equity-based benefits will be provided to the Affected Employee in the form of equity or equity-based benefits under the Parent Stock Plans; and (iv) employee benefits that are substantially comparable in the aggregate to the employee benefits (including health and welfare benefits, severance, vacation and paid time-off and charity support) provided to such Affected Employee by the Company and its Subsidiaries immediately prior to the date of this Agreement; provided that, for purposes of each of the foregoing, defined benefit pension plan benefits, retiree medical benefits and retention or change in control payments or awards shall not be taken into account.

 

(b)In the event any Affected Employee becomes eligible to participate under any employee benefit plan, program, policy or arrangement of Parent or any of its Subsidiaries (each, a “Parent Plan”) following the Effective Time, Parent shall, or shall cause its Affiliates (including the Surviving Corporation) to, use commercially reasonable best efforts to: (i) waive, or cause to be waived, any preexisting conditions, limitations, exclusions, actively-at-work requirements and waiting periods with respect to participation and coverage requirements applicable to such Affected Employee under any Parent Plan providing health and welfare benefits to the same extent such preexisting conditions, limitations, exclusions, actively-at-work requirements and waiting periods would have been waived or satisfied under the applicable Company Employee Plan such Affected Employee participated in immediately prior to the Effective Time and (ii) provide, or cause to be provided, such Affected Employee with credit for any copayments, deductibles and similar expenses incurred by such Affected Employee under a Company Employee Plan during the calendar year in which the Effective Time occurs, to the same extent such credit was given under the Company Employee Plan such Affected Employee participated in immediately prior to the Effective Time, in satisfying such year’s applicable copayment, deductible or out-of-pocket requirements under such Parent Plan; provided that nothing herein shall result in the duplication of any benefits.

 

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(c)As of the Effective Time, Parent shall, or shall cause its Affiliates (including the Surviving Corporation) to, recognize all service of each Affected Employee prior to the Effective Time with the Company and its Subsidiaries and their respective predecessors for all purposes, including for purposes of determining vesting, eligibility to participate, level of benefits and benefit plan accruals (other than benefit accrual under a defined benefit pension plan), under any Parent Employee Plan in which any Affected Employee is eligible to participate on or after the Effective Time. In no event shall anything contained in this Section ‎7.5(c) result in any duplication of benefits for the same period of service.

 

(d)Parent shall, or shall cause its Affiliates (including the Surviving Corporation) to, pay annual cash incentive payments to Affected Employees in respect of services performed in 2020 in accordance with the terms of the Company’s annual incentive plans.

 

(e)From the Closing Date through at least December 31, 2020, the Surviving Corporation shall continue to maintain and administer the Mobile Mini Profit Sharing Plan and Trust (the “Company 401(k) Plan”) and Affected Employees shall continue to participate in the Company 401(k) Plan in accordance with its terms as of the date hereof.

 

(f)Without limiting Section ‎2.5, prior to the Closing Date, the Company shall take all actions that are necessary to cause the Company Stock Plans to terminate as of the Effective Time, pursuant to resolutions of the Company’s Board of Directors that are reasonably satisfactory to Parent. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Company shall not terminate the Company Stock Plans if, not later than five Business Days prior to the Closing Date, Parent requests that the Company not terminate the Company Stock Plans. For a minimum period of at least from the Closing Date through December 31, 2020, each Company Employee Plan, other than the Company Stock Plans pursuant to this Section ‎7.5(f), shall remain in effect for the Company Service Providers.

 

(g)Without limiting the generality of Section ‎11.6, nothing contained in this Section ‎7.5 or elsewhere in this Agreement, express or implied (i) shall cause either Parent or any of its Affiliates (including the Surviving Corporation) to be obligated to continue to employ or engage any Person, including any Affected Employees, for any period of time following the Effective Time; (ii) shall prevent Parent or its Affiliates (including the Surviving Corporation) from revising, amending or terminating any Company Employee Plan or any other employee benefit plan, program or policy in effect from time to time that is assumed, established, sponsored or maintained by any of them; (iii) shall establish or be construed as an amendment, termination or modification of, or an undertaking to establish, amend, terminate or modify, any Company Employee Plan or Parent Plan; or (iv) is intended to or shall create any third-party beneficiary rights in any Person other than the parties hereto, including any present or former Company Service Provider (including any beneficiary or dependent of such individual), except as provided in Section ‎7.4.

 

7.6Access to Information; Confidentiality.

 

(a)Upon reasonable notice and subject to Applicable Law, Parent shall, and shall cause its Subsidiaries to, afford to the Company and its Representatives, reasonable access, during normal business hours during the period from the date of this Agreement to the earlier of the Effective Time or the termination of this Agreement, to all of its properties, books, contracts and records, and, during such period, Parent shall, and shall cause its Subsidiaries to, make available to the Company all other information concerning its businesses, properties and personnel as the Company may reasonably request, and instruct its Representatives to reasonably cooperate with the Company in its investigation.  All information furnished pursuant to this Agreement shall be subject to the Confidentiality Agreement; provided, however, notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, Parent and the Company consent and agree that all information referenced in Section ‎‎8.4 may be shared with and delivered to the Financing Sources.  No information or knowledge obtained in any investigation pursuant to this ‎Section ‎‎7.6 shall affect or be deemed to modify any representation or warranty made by Parent or the Company pursuant to this Agreement. 

 

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(b)Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Section ‎‎7.6, Section ‎‎8.1 or Section ‎‎8.2, neither Parent nor any of its Subsidiaries shall be required to provide access to its properties, books, contracts, records or personnel if such access would unreasonably disrupt its operations, or provide access to or to disclose information where such access or disclosure would jeopardize the attorney-client privilege of Parent or any of its Subsidiaries or contravene any Applicable Law or binding agreement entered into prior to the date of this Agreement; provided that Parent shall, and shall cause its Subsidiaries to, use commercially reasonable efforts to make appropriate substitute disclosure arrangements under circumstances in which such restrictions apply (including redacting such information (i) to remove references concerning valuation, (ii) as necessary to comply with contractual arrangements in effect on or after the date hereof and (iii) as necessary to address reasonable attorney-client or other privilege or confidentiality concerns); provided, however, that in no event shall the Company have access to individual performance or evaluation records, medical histories or other similar information that the disclosure of which, in the reasonable opinion of Parent, would reasonably be expected to subject Parent or any of its Subsidiaries to risk of liability.

 

8.Covenants of Parent and the Company

 

Parent and the Company hereby agree that:

 

8.1Reasonable Best Efforts.

 

(a)Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, each of the Company, Merger Sub and Parent shall use reasonable best efforts to take, or cause to be taken, all actions and to do, or cause to be done, all things reasonably necessary, proper or advisable to consummate and make effective as promptly as practicable the Transactions (including (i) preparing and filing as promptly as practicable, but in no event later than 20 Business Days from the date hereof, with any Governmental Authority or other Third Party all documentation to effect all necessary Filings (and, absent the prior written consent of the other party, not withdrawing any such Filings) and resubmitting any such Filings as soon as is reasonably practicable in the event such Filings are rejected for any reason whatsoever by the relevant Governmental Authority and (ii) using reasonable best efforts to obtain all Consents required to be obtained from any Governmental Authority or other Third Party that are necessary, proper or advisable to consummate the Transactions). To the extent permitted by Applicable Law, the Company and Parent shall deliver as promptly as practicable to the appropriate Governmental Authorities any additional information and documentary material that may be requested by any Governmental Authority in connection with the Transactions. The filing fees and other costs associated with making any Filings and obtaining approval under the HSR Act or other Antitrust Laws shall be borne equally by Parent and the Company.

 

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(b)Each of the Company and Parent shall, to the extent permitted by Applicable Law (i) promptly notify the other party of any written communication made or received by the Company or Parent, as applicable, with any Governmental Authority relating to Antitrust Law (or any other Filings made pursuant to Section ‎8.1(a)) and regarding this Agreement, the Ancillary Agreements, the Merger or any of the other Transactions, and, if permitted by Applicable Law and reasonably practical, permit the other party to review in advance any proposed written communication to any such Governmental Authority and incorporate such other party’s (and any of their respective outside counsel’s) reasonable comments to such proposed written communication; (ii) not agree to participate in any in-person meeting or substantive discussion with any Governmental Authority in respect of any Filing, investigation or inquiry relating to Antitrust Law (or any other Filings made pursuant to Section ‎8.1(a)) and regarding this Agreement, the Ancillary Agreements or any of the Transactions unless, to the extent reasonably practicable, it consults with such other party in advance and, to the extent permitted by such Governmental Authority, gives such other party the opportunity to attend or participate, as applicable; and (iii) promptly furnish the other party with copies of all correspondence, Filings and written communications between it and its Affiliates and Representatives, on the one hand, and such Governmental Authority or its respective staff, on the other hand, with respect to this Agreement, the Ancillary Agreements and the Transactions. Any materials exchanged in connection with this Section ‎8.1 may be redacted or withheld as necessary to address reasonable privilege or confidentiality concerns, and to remove references concerning the valuation of the Company or other competitively sensitive material; provided that the parties may, as they deem advisable and necessary, designate any materials provided to the other under this Section ‎8.1 as “outside counsel only.”

 

(c)No party shall take any action or enter into any transaction that would reasonably be expected to have the effect of materially delaying, materially impeding or preventing consummation of the Merger.

 

(d)In furtherance of and not in limitation of the foregoing, each party hereto agrees to (i) as promptly as practicable, file, or cause to be filed, any notification and report forms and related material that it may be required to file with United States Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice under the HSR Act; (ii) use reasonable best efforts to obtain an early termination of the applicable waiting period; (iii) make any further Filings or information submissions pursuant thereto that may be necessary, proper or advisable; and (iv) use reasonable best efforts to obtain any government clearances or approvals required for Closing under the HSR Act and to contest and resist any action and to have vacated, lifted, reversed or overturned any decree, judgment, injunction or other Order that restricts, prevents or prohibits the consummation of the Transactions under the HSR Act.

 

(e)The Parties further agree that “reasonable best efforts” required by this Section ‎8.1 shall include (i) promptly complying with any requests for additional information by any Governmental Authority; (ii) if necessary to obtain clearance by any Governmental Authority before the End Date, offering, negotiating, committing to, taking and effecting, by consent order, the sale, divestiture, license or other disposition of any assets of Parent, the Company or any of their respective direct and indirect Subsidiaries (as used in this paragraph, the “Combined Business”); (iii) creating, terminating, or divesting relationships, ventures, contractual rights or obligations of Parent, the Company or any of their respective Subsidiaries; and (iv) contesting, defending and appealing any lawsuit or other legal Proceeding, whether judicial or administrative, threatened or pending, preliminary or permanent injunction or other Order, decree or ruling or statute, rule, regulation or executive order that would adversely affect the ability of any Party to consummate the transactions contemplated hereby and taking any and all other actions to prevent the entry, enactment or promulgation thereof; provided that, notwithstanding the foregoing, (x) no party to this Agreement or their respective Affiliates or Representatives shall be obligated to take any action set forth in this Section ‎8.1(e) unless such action is conditioned upon the consummation of the Merger and (y) in no event shall any party to this Agreement or their respective Affiliates or Representatives be obligated to agree to or commit to any actions that individually or in the aggregate would, or could reasonably be expected to have, a material adverse effect on the condition (financial or otherwise), assets, liabilities, business or results of operations of the Combined Business, taken as a whole (a “Regulatory Adverse Effect”).

 

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(f)In the event any Proceeding by any Governmental Authority or other Third Party is commenced that questions the validity or legality of, or otherwise challenges, the Transactions, or seeks damages in connection therewith, Parent and the Company shall, subject to the provisions set forth in this Section ‎8.1(f), reasonably cooperate and use reasonable best efforts to defend against such Proceeding, and, if an injunction or other Order is issued in any such Proceeding, to use reasonable best efforts to have such injunction or other Order lifted or extinguished, and to cooperate reasonably regarding any other impediment to the consummation of the Transactions.

 

(g)Parent and the Company shall consult and cooperate with one another, and consider in good faith the views of one another, regarding the form and content of any analyses, appearances, presentations, memoranda, briefs, arguments, opinions and proposals made or submitted by or on behalf of either party in connection with Proceedings under or relating to any Antitrust Law prior to their submission.  The Company and Parent shall jointly (i) control the strategy for obtaining any waiting period expirations or terminations, consents, clearances, waivers, licenses, Orders, registrations, approvals, permits and authorizations for the Transactions; (ii) control the overall development of the positions to be taken and the regulatory actions to be requested in any Filing with a Governmental Authority in connection with the Transactions and in connection with any investigation or other inquiry or litigation by or before, or any negotiations with, a Governmental Authority relating to the Transactions, including any investigation relating to the applicability of any Antitrust Law to the Transactions, and of all other regulatory matters incidental thereto; and (iii) shall be responsible for negotiating with any Governmental Authority with respect to the obligations necessary to satisfy its reasonable best efforts described in this Section ‎8.1, including the nature and scope of any assets to be sold, licensed, divested or otherwise disposed of pursuant to Section ‎8.1(e)

 

(h)The Company and Parent shall reasonably cooperate with each other and their respective Representatives in obtaining any other Consents that may be required in connection with the Transactions. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement, nothing herein shall obligate or be construed to obligate the Company or any of its Affiliates or Parent or any of its Affiliates to, and without Parent’s prior written consent neither the Company nor any of its controlled Affiliates shall, make, or to cause to be made, any payment or other accommodation to any Third Party in order to obtain the Consent of such Third Party under any Material Contract.

 

 

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8.2Certain Filings; SEC Matters.

 

(a)As promptly as practicable following the date of this Agreement, (i) the Company and Parent shall jointly prepare and file with the SEC a proxy statement relating to the Company Stockholder Meeting and the Parent Stockholder Meeting (together with all amendments and supplements thereto, the “Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus”) in preliminary form, and (ii) Parent shall prepare and file with the SEC a Registration Statement on Form S-4 that shall include the Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus (together with all amendments and supplements thereto, the “Registration Statement”) relating to the registration of the shares of Parent Common Stock to be issued to the stockholders of the Company pursuant to the Parent Share Issuance. The Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus and Registration Statement shall comply as to form in all material respects with the applicable provisions of the Securities Act and the Securities Exchange Act and other Applicable Law.

 

(b)Each of the Company and Parent shall use its reasonable best efforts to have the Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus cleared by the SEC as promptly as practicable after each of the Parent Annual Meeting and the Company Annual Meeting, and Parent shall use its reasonable best efforts to have the Registration Statement declared effective under the Securities Act as promptly as practicable after its filing and keep the Registration Statement effective for so long as necessary to consummate the Merger. Each of the Company and Parent shall, as promptly as practicable after the receipt thereof, provide the other party with copies of any written comments and advise the other party of any oral comments with respect to the Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus and the Registration Statement received by such party from the SEC, including any request from the SEC for amendments or supplements to the Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus and the Registration Statement, and shall provide the other with copies of all material or substantive correspondence between it and its Representatives, on the one hand, and the SEC, on the other hand. Notwithstanding the foregoing, prior to filing the Registration Statement or mailing the Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus or responding to any comments of the SEC with respect thereto, each of the Company and Parent shall provide the other party and its counsel a reasonable opportunity to review such document or response (including the proposed final version of such document or response) and consider in good faith the comments of the other party in connection with any such document or response. None of the Company, Parent or their respective Representatives shall agree to participate in any material or substantive meeting or conference (including by telephone) with the SEC, or any member of the staff thereof, in respect of the Registration Statement or the Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus unless it consults with the other party in advance and, to the extent permitted by the SEC, allows the other party to participate. Parent shall advise the Company, promptly after receipt of notice thereof, of the time of effectiveness of the Registration Statement, and the issuance of any stop order relating thereto or the suspension of the qualification of shares of Parent Common Stock for offering or sale in any jurisdiction, and each of the Company and Parent shall use its reasonable best efforts to have any such stop order or suspension lifted, reversed or otherwise terminated. Each of the Company and Parent shall use its reasonable best efforts to take any other action required to be taken by it under the Securities Act, the Securities Exchange Act, DGCL and the rules of NASDAQ in connection with the filing and distribution of the Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus and the Registration Statement, and the solicitation of proxies from the stockholders of each of the Company and Parent thereunder. Subject to Section ‎6.3, the Joint Proxy Statement Prospectus shall include the Company Board Recommendation, and, subject to Section ‎7.2, the Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus shall include the Parent Board Recommendation.

 

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(c)Parent shall use its reasonable best efforts to take, or cause to be taken, all actions, and to do or cause to be done all things, necessary, proper or advisable under Applicable Laws and the rules and policies of NASDAQ and the SEC to enable the listing of the Parent Common Stock being registered pursuant to the Registration Statement on NASDAQ no later than the Effective Time, subject to official notice of issuance. Parent shall also use its reasonable best efforts to obtain all necessary state securities Law or “blue sky” permits and approvals required to carry out the Transactions (provided that in no event shall Parent be required to qualify to do business in any jurisdiction in which it is not now so qualified or file a general consent to service of process).

 

(d)Each of the Company and Parent shall, upon request, furnish to the other all information concerning itself, its Subsidiaries, directors, officers and (to the extent reasonably available to the applicable party) stockholders and such other matters as may be reasonably necessary or advisable in connection with any statement, Filing, notice or application made by or on behalf of the Company, Parent or any of their respective Subsidiaries, to the SEC or NASDAQ in connection with the Transactions, including the Registration Statement and the Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus. In addition, each of the Company and Parent shall use its reasonable best efforts to provide information concerning it necessary to enable the Company and Parent to prepare required pro forma financial statements and related footnotes in connection with the preparation of the Registration Statement and/or the Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus.

 

(e)If at any time prior to the later of the Company Approval Time and the Parent Approval Time, any information relating to the Company or Parent, or any of their respective Affiliates, officers or directors, should be discovered by the Company or Parent that should be set forth in an amendment or supplement to either of the Registration Statement or the Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus, so that either of such documents would not include any misstatement of a material fact or omit to state any material fact necessary to make the statements therein, in light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading, the party that discovers such information shall promptly notify the other party hereto and an appropriate amendment or supplement describing such information shall promptly be prepared and filed with the SEC and, to the extent required under Applicable Law, disseminated to the stockholders of each of the Company and Parent.

 

8.3Stockholder Meetings.

 

(a)Following the execution of this Agreement, the Company shall, in consultation with Parent, set a record date for the Company Stockholder Meeting, which record date shall be prior to the date of effectiveness of the Registration Statement, and commence a broker search pursuant to Section 14a-13 of the Securities Exchange Act in respect thereof at least twenty (20) Business Days prior thereto. As promptly as practicable following the effectiveness of the Registration Statement, the Company shall, in consultation with Parent, in accordance with Applicable Law and the Company Organizational Documents, (i) duly call and give notice of a special meeting of the stockholders of the Company entitled to vote on the Merger (the “Company Stockholder Meeting”) at which meeting the Company shall seek the Company Stockholder Approval; (ii) cause the Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus (and all other proxy materials for the Company Stockholder Meeting) to be mailed to its stockholders; and (iii) duly convene and hold the Company Stockholder Meeting. Subject to Section ‎6.3, the Company shall use its reasonable best efforts to take, or cause to be taken, all actions, and do or cause to be done all things, necessary, proper or advisable on its part to cause the Company Stockholder Approval to be received at the Company Stockholder Meeting or any adjournment or postponement thereof, and shall comply with all legal requirements applicable to the Company Stockholder Meeting.

 

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(b)Following the execution of this Agreement, Parent shall, in consultation with the Company, set a record date for the Parent Stockholder Meeting, which record date shall be prior to the date of effectiveness of the Registration Statement, and commence a broker search pursuant to Section 14a-13 of the Securities Exchange Act in respect thereof at least twenty (20) Business Days prior thereto. As promptly as practicable following the effectiveness of the Registration Statement, the Parent shall, in consultation with the Company, in accordance with Applicable Law and the Parent Organizational Documents, (i) duly call and give notice of a special meeting of the stockholders of Parent entitled to vote on the Parent Share Issuance and the Parent Charter Amendment (the “Parent Stockholder Meeting”) at which meeting Parent shall seek the Parent Stockholder Approval; (ii) cause the Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus (and all other proxy materials for the Parent Stockholder Meeting) to be mailed to its stockholders; and (iii) duly convene and hold the Parent Stockholder Meeting on the same date and at the same time as the Company Stockholder Meeting. Subject to Section ‎7.2, Parent shall use its reasonable best efforts to take, or cause to be taken, all actions, and do or cause to be done all things, necessary, proper or advisable on its part to cause the Parent Stockholder Approval to be received at the Parent Stockholder Meeting or any adjournment or postponement thereof, and shall comply with all legal requirements applicable to the Parent Stockholder Meeting.

 

(c)Following the execution of this Agreement, Parent and the Company shall each set a record date for their respective annual meetings of stockholders (respectively, the “Parent Annual Meeting” and “Company Annual Meeting”) and shall use commercially reasonable efforts to duly call, give notice of and hold such annual meetings of stockholders as soon as is reasonably practicable following the date hereof, and in any event prior to May 15, 2020.

 

(d)Each of the Company and Parent shall coordinate with the other regarding the record date and the meeting date for the Company Stockholder Meeting and the Parent Stockholder Meeting, it being the intention of the Company and Parent that the record date and meeting date for each such meeting of stockholders shall be the same.

 

(e)Notwithstanding (i) any Company Adverse Recommendation Change or Parent Adverse Recommendation Change; or (ii) the public proposal or announcement or other submission to the Company or any of its Representatives of a Company Acquisition Proposal or the public proposal or announcement or other submission to Parent or any of its Representatives of a Parent Acquisition Proposal, unless this Agreement is terminated in accordance with its terms and subject to the fiduciary duties of the Board of Directors of the Company and the Board of Directors of Parent, as applicable, under Applicable Law, the obligations of the Company and Parent under Section ‎8.2 and this Section ‎8.3 shall continue in full force and effect.

 

8.4Financing and Financing Cooperation.

 

(a)Parent shall, and shall cause the Borrowers and its and their Subsidiaries and Representatives, in each case to, use commercially reasonable efforts to take (or cause to be taken) all actions, and to do (or cause to be done) all things necessary, proper or advisable such that prior to the Closing, Parent may consummate the Financing, including by using commercially reasonable efforts to (i) negotiate and enter into definitive agreements with respect to the Financing (the “Financing Documents”) (in each case on terms and conditions taken as a whole not less favorable than those described in the Commitment Letter on the date hereof); (ii) satisfy (or, if deemed advisable by both Parent and the Company, seek a waiver of) on a timely basis all conditions in any Financing Documents that are within its control and otherwise comply with all of its obligations thereunder; (iii) maintain in effect the Commitment Letter and any Financing Documents until the Financing is consummated or this Agreement is terminated in accordance with its terms; (iv) assuming that all conditions contained in the Commitment Letter have been satisfied, consummate the Financing; and (v) enforce Parent’s rights under the Commitment Letter and/or any Financing Documents (as applicable) in the event of a breach by any counterparty thereto that would reasonably be expected to prevent the refinancing of the Company Credit Agreement, Parent Credit Agreement and Company Notes at the Closing. Parent shall give the Company prompt oral and written notice of any material breach or default by any party to any Financing Documents or any Alternative Financing (as defined below), in each case of which it has become aware, and any purported termination or repudiation by any party to any Financing Documents or any Alternative Financing, in each case of which it has become aware, or upon receipt of written notice of any material dispute or disagreement between or among the parties to any Financing Documents or any Alternative Financing or any Financing Source. Neither Parent, nor any Subsidiary of Parent, shall amend, waive or modify any material provision of the Commitment Letter (or the terms of the Financing referred to therein) without the consent of the Company, which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed. Furthermore, notwithstanding the foregoing, in no event shall Parent (or any Subsidiary of Parent) amend, supplement, terminate, waive or otherwise modify the Commitment Letter, in any manner, if such amendment, supplement, termination, waiver or other modification shall (A) reduce (or have the effect of reducing) the aggregate amount of available financing, (B) impose new or additional conditions precedent or expand upon the conditions precedent to the Financing as set forth in the existing Commitment Letter in a manner that would reasonably be expected to delay or prevent the Closing, (C) shorten the length of the commitment period provided in any Commitment Letter and/or (D) change the fees, interest rates, maturity date and/or eligibility and/or availability criteria, in each case, without the written consent of the Company. In the event any portion of the Financing becomes unavailable on the terms and conditions contemplated in any Financing Documents (or such other terms reasonably satisfactory to each of Parent and the Company), each of Parent and the Company shall use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly arrange to obtain alternative financing in the form of an ABL credit facility (“Alternative Financing”) from alternative sources in an equivalent amount (on terms and conditions taken as a whole no less favorable to Parent and the Company (and their respective Subsidiaries) than the terms and conditions under the Commitment Letter (as in effect on the date hereof)). In such event (except as otherwise set forth herein, and except for purposes of Section ‎5.28), the term “Financing” as used in this Agreement shall be deemed to include any Alternative Financing and the term “Commitment Letter” as used in this Agreement shall be deemed to include any amendment to the Commitment Letter entered into in accordance with the terms hereof and any commitment letters entered into with respect to any Alternative Financing.

 

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(b)From and after the date of this Agreement until the Closing, the Company shall, and shall cause its Subsidiaries to, use commercially reasonable efforts to provide Parent with all cooperation reasonably requested by Parent in connection with the Financing (for the avoidance of doubt, except as otherwise permitted by Section ‎8.4(d) below (on account of such mutual consent), solely in the form of an ABL credit facility), in each case including using such commercially reasonable efforts to (i) provide to Parent pertinent and customary financial and other information regarding the Company and its Subsidiaries (in each case, to the extent readily obtainable from the existing books and records of the Company or consistent with information required to be delivered pursuant to the Parent Credit Agreement) and to cause the Company’s senior management to participate in a reasonable number of meetings (upon reasonable advance notice and at times and locations to be mutually agreed) to discuss any such information; (ii) provide to Parent all of the financial statements (and related audit reports) described in paragraph 9 of Exhibit C of the Commitment Letter as in effect as of the date hereof and all customary and reasonably requested financial information and data readily available from the historical books and records of the Company and its Subsidiaries that is required or advisable to permit Parent and Merger Sub to prepare the pro forma financial statements required pursuant to paragraph 8 of Exhibit C of the Commitment Letter as in effect as of the date hereof; provided that Parent shall be responsible for the preparation of any pro forma financial statements and pro forma adjustments giving effect to the Transactions for use in connection with the offering of the Financing, it being understood that the Company shall cooperate with Parent in the preparation of such pro forma information to the extent its cooperation relates to customary and reasonably requested financial information and data readily available from the Company’s historical books and records; (iii) participate in and to cause the Company’s senior management to participate in a reasonable number of meetings (including customary one-on-one meetings with the parties acting as lead arrangers or agents for and prospective lenders for the Financing), conference calls, presentations, due diligence sessions and sessions with actual and prospective Financing Sources, prospective lenders and rating agencies; (iv) provide reasonable assistance in the preparation of those sections of any information memoranda or other customary materials for the syndication of an ABL credit facility that relate to the Company and its Subsidiaries and the business of the Company and its Subsidiaries; (v) assist Parent, the Borrowers and the Financing Sources with their marketing efforts with respect to the Financing, including in the preparation of materials for rating agency presentations, lender presentations, bank information memoranda or other marketing documents customarily used to arrange the Financing contemplated by the Commitment Letter (and identifying any portion of information provided that constitutes material non-public information) and to execute and deliver customary representation/authorization letters for the syndication of an ABL credit facility consistent with the requirements of the Commitment Letter as in effect on the date hereof; (vi) execute and deliver, as of the Closing (but in no event prior thereto), any definitive financing documents, including any credit agreements, guarantees, pledge agreements, security agreements, mortgages, deeds of trust and other security documents or other certificates, documents and instruments relating to guarantees, or any amendments thereto, the pledge of collateral and other customary matters ancillary to the Financing as may be reasonably requested by any Financing Sources in connection with the applicable Financing and otherwise reasonably facilitating the pledging of collateral to the extent required by the terms of the Financing, as applicable; (vii) assist Parent and the Borrowers in obtaining customary payoff letters, Lien terminations and instruments of discharge to allow for the payoff, discharge, release and termination of all Indebtedness and release of all related Liens and guarantees, in each case in respect of the Company Credit Agreement; and (viii) provide to Parent at least three (3) Business Days prior to the Closing Date all documentation and other information with respect to the Company and their Subsidiaries as shall have been reasonably requested in writing by Parent at least five (5) Business Days prior to the Closing Date that is required in connection with the Financing by U.S. and Canadian regulatory authorities under applicable “know-your-customer” and anti-money laundering rules and regulations, including the Patriot Act, and the requirements of 31 CFR § 1010.230 and that are required by paragraph 5 of Exhibit C of the Commitment Letter; (ix) assisting with the preparation of a customary borrowing base certificate, including relating to the borrowing base contemplated by the Commitment Letter, delivering applicable supporting information and documentation and assisting with, and providing access and cooperation with respect to, customary appraisals and field exams (in each case, solely to the extent required by the terms of the Financing); (x) take all corporate or equivalent actions necessary (in each case to the extent customary and contingent on the Closing) to permit the consummation of the Financing and to permit the gross proceeds thereof to be made available to fund the Financing; and (xi) subject to the receipt of necessary approvals or consents (but without requiring any Person to pay fees or expenses or incur liabilities in connection therewith) provide copies of field exams and appraisals prepared in connection with the Company Credit Agreement, provided that such exams and appraisals were otherwise completed prior to Closing in the ordinary course of business with respect to the Company Credit Agreement.

 

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(c)Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing in this Section ‎8.4 shall require the Company or any of its Subsidiaries to (i) take any action in respect of the Financing to the extent that such action would cause any condition to Closing set forth herein to fail to be satisfied by the required time or otherwise result in a breach of this Agreement by the Company; (ii) take any action in respect of the Financing that would violate the Company’s or any of its Subsidiaries’ organizational documents or any Applicable Law, in each case in a manner that would have a Company Material Adverse Effect, or result in a non de-minimis breach of, or non de-minimis default under, any Material Contract to which the Company or any of its Subsidiaries is a party to the extent such Material Contract is with a Third Party that is unaffiliated with the Company; (iii) take any action to the extent such action would (A) unreasonably interfere with the business or operations of the Company or its Subsidiaries or (B) cause significant competitive harm to the Company or its Subsidiaries if the transactions contemplated by this Agreement are not consummated; (iv) execute and deliver any letter, agreement, document or certificate in connection with the Financing or take any corporate action that is not contingent on, or that would be effective prior to, the occurrence of the Closing; (v) pay any commitment fee or other fee or payment to obtain consent or incur any liability with respect to, or cause or permit any Lien to be placed on, any of their respective assets in connection with the Financing prior to the Closing Date; (vi) provide access to or disclose information where the Company determines that such access or disclosure would reasonably be expected to jeopardize the attorney-client privilege (but the Company or such Subsidiary shall use commercially reasonable efforts to grant such access or provide such disclosure in a manner which would not jeopardize such privilege); (vii) subject any of the Company’s or its Subsidiaries’ respective directors, managers, officers or employees to any actual or potential personal liability; (viii) cause the directors and managers of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries to adopt resolutions approving the agreements, documents and instruments pursuant to which the Financing is obtained unless such resolutions are contingent upon the occurrence of, or only effective as of, the Closing or some other date following the Closing upon which such directors and managers are or will still be directs and managers of such Company or such Subsidiary; (viii) waive or amend any terms of this Agreement or any other Contract to which the Company or any of its Subsidiaries is party; or (ix) (A) take any action that would subject it to actual or potential liability, (B) bear any cost or expense or (C) make any other payment or agree to provide any indemnity in connection with the Commitment Letter, the definitive documents related to the Financing, the Financing or any information utilized in connection therewith (in each case except following the Closing).

 

(d)Notwithstanding the foregoing, if Parent and the Company mutually agree in writing (each in its sole discretion) to effect an offering of debt securities in lieu of obtaining a portion of the Financing contemplated by the Commitment Letter, then each of Parent and the Company and their respective Subsidiaries may take such actions as thereafter mutually agreed to effectuate the foregoing, and no party hereto shall be in breach of the provisions of Section ‎8.4(a) and/or Section 8.4(b) (as applicable) for failing to pursue (or cooperate in respect of) such portion of the Financing for which such debt securities will be substituted. Nothing in this Section ‎8.4 shall limit the ability of the Parent to pursue a refinancing of the Parent Notes as permitted by Section ‎7.1(h) pursuant to a Parent Notes Permitted Refinancing. For the avoidance of doubt, entry by Parent or its Affiliates into any engagement letter in connection with the execution of the Commitment Letter (or otherwise) shall not in any manner be inferred to be consent by the Company to any debt securities financing in connection with the Transactions.

 

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(e)The Company hereby consents to the use of the logos of the Company and/or each of its Subsidiaries by Parent, Merger Sub and the Borrowers, to the extent applicable, in connection with the Financing; provided that Parent, Merger Sub and the Borrowers shall ensure that such logos are used solely in a manner that is not intended to harm or disparage the Company or any of its Subsidiaries.

 

8.5Redemptions of Company Notes.

 

Concurrently with the Closing, the Company shall, and shall cause its Subsidiaries to, reasonably cooperate with Parent to, and use commercially reasonable efforts to, take such actions as are necessary to effect the applicable satisfaction and discharge (the “Discharge”) on the Closing Date of all outstanding 5.875% senior notes due July 1, 2024 (the “Company Notes”) and Company Notes Indenture (including a concurrent delivery of a redemption notice with respect to the Company Notes). The Company shall, at Parent’s reasonable written request, (w) assist the Buyer in preparing notices of redemption (“Redemption Notices”) or irrevocable instructions relating to the Discharge (“Discharge Instructions”) with respect to the Company Notes pursuant to the requisite provisions of the Company Notes Indenture; (x) use its commercially reasonable efforts to give, or request the trustee under the Company Notes Indenture to give, to holders of the Company Notes on the Company’s behalf, any such Redemption Notices or Discharge Instructions on the Closing Date in accordance with the Company Notes Indenture, and shall provide the trustee with any officer’s certificate or opinion required by the Company Notes Indenture in connection therewith; (y) reasonably cooperate with Parent pursuant to the terms of the Company Notes Indenture to facilitate the Discharge on the Closing Date of the Company Notes Indenture, to the extent such Discharge is permitted by the Company Notes Indenture; and (z) use its commercially reasonable efforts to cause the trustee of the Company Notes to cooperate with Parent to facilitate such redemptions and/or Discharge. Notwithstanding the above, nothing in this Section ‎8.5 shall require the Company or any of its Subsidiaries to (i) pay or deposit any amounts required to redeem or Discharge the Company Notes except to the extent such amounts have been previously provided by Parent to the Company or its Subsidiaries, as applicable, in accordance with this Agreement (which amounts, for the avoidance of doubt, shall take into account the redemption prices set forth in the Indenture and shall include interest accrued through the date of the redemption), or (ii) issue any Redemption Notices prior to the Closing.

 

8.6Public Announcements.

 

The initial press release concerning this Agreement, the Ancillary Agreements and the Transactions shall be a joint press release to be agreed upon by the Company and Parent. Following such initial press release, Parent and the Company shall consult with each other before issuing any additional press release, making any other public statement or scheduling any press conference, conference call or meeting with investors or analysts with respect to this Agreement or the Transactions and, except as may be required by Applicable Law or any listing agreement with or rule of any national securities exchange or association, shall not issue any such press release, make any such other public statement or schedule any such press conference, conference call or meeting before such consultation (and, to the extent applicable, shall reasonably in advance provide copies of any such press release, statement or agreement (or any scripts for any conference calls) to the other party and shall consider in good faith the comments of the other party); provided that the restrictions set forth in this ‎Section ‎8.6 shall not apply to any release or public statement (a) made or proposed to be made by the Company in compliance with ‎ Section ‎6.3 with respect to the matters contemplated by ‎Section ‎6.3, (b) made or proposed to be made by Parent in compliance with ‎Section ‎7.2 with respect to the matters contemplated by ‎Section ‎7.2, or (c) in connection with any dispute between the parties regarding this Agreement, any Ancillary Agreement or the Transactions.

 

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8.7Notices of Certain Events.

 

Each of the Company and Parent shall promptly advise the other of (a) any notice or other communication from any Person alleging that the consent of such Person is or may be required in connection with the Transactions; (b) any notice or other communication from any Governmental Authority in connection with the Transactions; (c) any Proceedings commenced or, to its knowledge, threatened against, relating to or involving or otherwise affecting the Company or any of its Subsidiaries or Parent and any of its Subsidiaries, as the case may be, that, if pending on the date of this Agreement, would have been required to have been disclosed pursuant to any Section of this Agreement or that relate to the consummation of the Transactions; (d) any change, event or fact that has had or would be reasonably likely to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Company Material Adverse Effect, in the case of the Company, or a Parent Material Adverse Effect, in the case of Parent; or (e) any change, event or fact that it believes would or would be reasonably likely to cause or constitute a material breach of any of its representations, warranties or covenants contained in this Agreement; provided that no such notification shall affect the representations, warranties, covenants or agreements of the parties (or remedies with respect thereto) or the conditions to the obligations of the parties under this Agreement; provided, further, that a failure to comply with this ‎Section ‎8.7 shall not constitute the failure of any condition set forth in ‎Article ‎9 to be satisfied unless the underlying change or event would independently result in the failure of a condition set forth in ‎Article ‎9 to be satisfied.

 

8.8Section 16 Matters.

 

Prior to the Effective Time, Parent and the Company shall take all such steps as may be required (to the extent permitted under Applicable Law) to cause any dispositions of Company Common Stock (including derivative securities with respect to Company Common Stock) or acquisitions of Parent Common Stock (including derivative securities with respect to Parent Common Stock) resulting from the Transactions by each individual who is subject to the reporting requirements of Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act with respect to the Company, or will become subject to such reporting requirements with respect to Parent, to be exempt under Rule 16b-3 promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act.

 

8.9Transaction Litigation.

 

Each of the Company and Parent shall promptly notify the other of any stockholder demands, litigations, arbitrations or other similar Proceedings (including derivative claims) commenced against it and/or its respective directors or officers relating to this Agreement, any Ancillary Agreement or any of the Transactions or any matters relating thereto (collectively, “Transaction Litigation”) and shall keep the other party informed regarding any Transaction Litigation. Each of the Company and Parent shall cooperate with the other in the defense or settlement of any Transaction Litigation, and shall give the other party the opportunity to consult with it regarding the defense or settlement of such Transaction Litigation and shall give the other party’s advice due consideration with respect to such Transaction Litigation. Prior to the Effective Time, none of Parent, the Company nor any of their respective Subsidiaries shall settle or offer to settle any Transaction Litigation without the prior written consent of, in the case of Parent and its Subsidiaries, the Company, and, in the case of the Company and its Subsidiaries, Parent (which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed).

 

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8.10Stock Exchange Delisting.

 

Each of the Company and Parent agrees to cooperate with the other party in taking, or causing to be taken, all actions necessary to delist the Company Common Stock from NASDAQ and terminate its registration under the Securities Exchange Act; provided that such delisting and termination shall not be effective until the Effective Time.

 

8.11Governance Matters.

 

(a)Parent shall take all actions necessary to cause each individual who is a member of the Board of Directors of Parent as of the date hereof to deliver to Parent concurrently with the execution by the parties hereto of this Agreement (and each other individual appointed or elected to the Board of Directors of Parent prior to the Effective Time to deliver to Parent concurrently with such appointment or election) an executed letter of resignation, such resignation to become effective as of the Effective Time.

 

(b)Parent shall, and shall cause the Board of Directors of Parent to, take all necessary action (including by passing the appropriate resolutions) to cause (i) the size of the Board of Directors to be fixed at 11 as of the Effective Time and (ii) (A) six individuals designated by Parent (each such individual and her successors, a “Parent Board Designee”), three of whom shall meet applicable independence standards, and (B) five individuals designated by the Company (each such individual and her successors, a “Company Board Designee” and, together with the Parent Board Designees, the “Board Designees”)), four of whom shall meet applicable independence standards, to be appointed to the Board of Directors of Parent as of the Effective Time, including, to the extent necessary, by increasing the size of the Board of Directors of Parent and appointing the New Board Designees to fill the resulting vacancies. Subject to Section ‎8.11(c), (x) the Parent Board Designees shall be Gerard E. Holthaus (as lead director), Mark S. Bartlett, Gary Lindsay, Stephen Robertson, Jeff Sagansky and Bradley L. Soultz and (y) the Company Board Designees shall be Sara R. Dial, Jeffrey S. Goble, Kimberly J. McWaters, Erik Olsson and Michael W. Upchurch. Parent shall, and shall cause the Board of Directors of Parent to, take all necessary action (including by passing the appropriate resolutions) to cause that Erik Olsson be appointed as chairman of the Board of Directors of Parent as of the Effective Time.

 

(c)Each of the Company Board Designees shall meet the director qualification and eligibility criteria of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board of Directors of Parent and shall otherwise be reasonably acceptable to the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board of Directors of Parent (the “Company Eligibility Criteria”) and each of the Parent Board Designees shall meet the director qualification and eligibility criteria of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board of Directors of, and shall otherwise be reasonably acceptable to the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company (the “Parent Eligibility Criteria” and together with the Company Eligibility Criteria, the “Eligibility Criteria”). If the Board of Directors of Parent or the Board of Directors of the Company, determine prior to the Effective Time, after consultation in good faith with the Company and Parent that any Company Board Designee or Parent Board Designee, respectively, does not meet the applicable Eligibility Criteria or any Board Designee is unwilling or unable to serve on the Board of Directors of Parent commencing on the Closing Date, Parent or the Company, as applicable, may propose another individual as a Board Designee, who must satisfy the applicable Eligibility Criteria. Each of Parent and the Company acknowledges and agrees that, as of the date hereof, it does not have any reason to believe that the Board Designees set forth in Section ‎8.11(b) do not satisfy the applicable Eligibility Criteria as in effect as of the date hereof.

 

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(d)The New Board Designees shall be divided into three classes at the direction of Parent as follows: (i) the class of directors that will stand for election at the 2021 annual shareholders meeting shall consist of and Sara R. Dial, Gerard E. Holthaus, Gary Lindsay and Kimberly J. McWaters; (ii) the class of directors that will stand for election at the 2022 annual shareholders meeting shall consist of and Jeffrey S. Goble, Stephen Robertson and Jeff Sagansky; and (iii) the class of directors that will stand for election at the 2023 annual shareholders meeting shall consist of Mark S. Bartlett, Erik Olsson, Bradley L. Soultz and Michael W. Upchurch.

 

(e)Parent shall, and shall cause the Board of Directors of Parent, to take all necessary actions to have the following four committees of the Board of Parent as of the Effective Time: (i) Audit Committee, (ii) Compensation Committee, (iii) Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and (iv) Related Party Transactions Committee. Parent shall, and shall cause the Board of Directors of Parent, to take all necessary actions to cause effective as of the Effective Time, (x) the charters for Parent’s Audit Committee, Compensation Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee to be automatically amended and restated to reflect the charter for each such committee attached hereto in Exhibit G-1, Exhibit G-2 and Exhibit G-3, respectively, and (y) the Related Party Transactions Committee to be governed by the charter for such committee attached hereto in Exhibit G-4. Until the 2023 annual shareholders meeting, Parent shall cause the Board of Directors of Parent to appoint Board Designees to the committees as follows: (x) each of the Audit Committee, Compensation Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee shall include only two Parent Board Designees and two Company Board Designees; (y) the Related Party Transactions Committee shall include three Parent Board Designees and only three Company board Designees; and (z) any other committee formed by the Board of Directors of Parent following the Closing shall include only an equal number of Parent Board Designees and Company Board Designees, in each case, to hold office in accordance with the Parent Organizational Documents.

 

(f)Parent shall, and shall cause the Board of Directors of Parent to, take all necessary action to cause that the following individuals be appointed as officers of Parent effective as of the Effective Time: (i) Bradley L. Soultz as Chief Executive Officer, (ii) Kelly Williams as Chief Operating Officer and President, (iii) Tim Boswell as Chief Financial Officer, (iv) Chris Miner as SVP General Counsel and (v) Hezron Timothy Lopez as Chief Human Resources Officer. Prior to the Closing, Parent and the Company shall cooperate and reasonably agree on additional individuals to be appointed officers of Parent following the Effective Time, and Parent shall, and shall cause the Board of Directors of Parent to, take all necessary action to cause that each such individual be so appointed.

 

(g)Parent and the Company agree that effective as of the Effective Time the headquarters of Parent will be moved to the Company’s existing facilities in Phoenix, Arizona.

 

8.12Post-Closing Contribution.

 

Immediately following the Effective Time, Parent shall, and shall cause its Subsidiaries to, contribute the shares in the Surviving Corporation to Williams Scotsman, Inc.

 

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8.13State Takeover Statutes.

 

Each of Parent, Merger Sub and the Company shall (a) take all action necessary so that no “moratorium,” “control share acquisition,” “fair price,” “supermajority,” “affiliate transactions” or “business combination statute or regulation” or other similar state anti-takeover Laws or regulations, or any similar provision of the Company Organizational Documents or the Parent Organizational Documents is or becomes applicable to this Agreement, the Merger or any of the other Transactions, and (b) if any such anti-takeover Law, regulation or provision is or becomes applicable to this Agreement, the Merger or any other Transactions, cooperate and grant such approvals and take such actions as are reasonably necessary so that this Agreement, the Merger or the Transactions may be consummated as promptly as practicable on the terms contemplated hereby and otherwise act to eliminate or minimize the effects of such statute or regulation on the Transactions.

 

8.14Tax Matters.

 

(a)Each of Parent and the Company shall (i) provide customary representations reasonably requested by counsel in order to deliver the tax opinions described under Section ‎9.2(f) and Section ‎9.3(g) and any tax opinions required in connection with the Joint Proxy Statement Prospectus and the Registration Statement and (ii) use commercially reasonable efforts (A) to cause the Merger to qualify as a “reorganization” within the meaning of Section 368(a) of the Code with respect to which Parent and the Company will each be a “party to the reorganization” within the meaning of Section 368(b) of the Code and (B) not to, and not permit or cause any of its respective Subsidiaries or Affiliates to, take or cause to be taken any action reasonably likely to cause the Merger to fail to qualify as a “reorganization” under Section 368(a) of the Code or prevent delivery of the tax opinions described under Section ‎9.2(f) and Section ‎9.3(g).

 

(b)Parent and the Company intend to report the Merger for U.S. federal tax purposes as a reorganization within the meaning of Section 368(a) of the Code. Notwithstanding any provision in this Agreement to the contrary, none of Parent, the Company or any Subsidiary of either thereof shall have any liability or obligation to any holder of Company Common Stock should the Merger fail to qualify as a “reorganization” within the meaning of Section 368(a) of the Code.

 

9.Conditions to the Merger

 

9.1Conditions to the Obligations of Each Party.

 

The obligations of the Company, Parent and Merger Sub to consummate the Merger are subject to the satisfaction (or, to the extent permitted by Applicable Law, waiver) of the following conditions:

 

(a)the Company Stockholder Approval shall have been obtained;

 

(b)the Parent Stockholder Approval shall have been obtained;

 

(c)the Financing shall have been obtained;

 

(d)any applicable waiting period or periods under the HSR Act shall have expired or been terminated without the imposition of a Regulatory Adverse Effect;

 

(e)no Order issued by any Governmental Authorities or other legal restraint or prohibition preventing the consummation of the Merger or any of the other Transactions shall be in effect, and no Applicable Law shall have been enacted, entered, promulgated or enforced by any Governmental Authority or otherwise be in effect that prohibits or makes illegal consummation of the Merger or any of the other Transactions;

 

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(f)the Registration Statement shall have been declared effective under the Securities Act and no stop order suspending the effectiveness of the Registration Statement shall be in effect;

 

(g)the shares of Parent Common Stock to be issued in the Parent Share Issuance shall have been approved for listing on NASDAQ subject to official notice of issuance; and

 

(h)the Parent Charter Amendment shall have been filed with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware and shall have become effective.

 

9.2Conditions to the Obligations of Parent and Merger Sub.

 

The obligations of Parent and Merger Sub to consummate the Merger are subject to the satisfaction (or, to the extent permitted by Applicable Law, waiver by Parent) of the following further conditions:

 

(a)the Company shall have performed in all material respects all of its obligations hereunder required to be performed by it at or prior to the Effective Time;

 

(b)(i) the representations and warranties of the Company contained in Section ‎4.5(a) shall be true and correct in all respects, subject only to de minimis exceptions, at and as of the date of this Agreement and at and as of the Closing as if made at and as of the Closing (or, if such representations and warranties are given as of another specific date, at and as of such date); (ii) the representations and warranties of the Company contained in Section ‎4.1 (other than the third sentence thereof), Section ‎4.2, Section ‎4.4(a), Sections ‎4.5(b) and ‎4.5(c), Section ‎4.6(b), Section ‎4.24, Section ‎4.25, Section ‎4.26 and Section ‎4.28 shall be true and correct in all material respects at and as of the date of this Agreement and at and as of the Closing as if made at and as of the Closing (or, if such representations and warranties are given as of another specific date, at and as of such date); (iii) the representations and warranties of the Company contained in Section  ‎4.10(a)(ii) shall be true and correct in all respects at and as of the date of this Agreement and at and as of the Closing as if made at and as of the Closing; and (iv) the other representations and warranties of the Company contained in this Agreement, disregarding all qualifications and exceptions contained therein relating to materiality or Company Material Adverse Effect, shall be true and correct at and as of the date of this Agreement and at and as of the Closing as if made at and as of the Closing (or, if such representations and warranties are given as of another specific date, at and as of such date), except, in the case of this clause ‎(iv) only, where the failure of such representations and warranties to be true and correct has not had and would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Company Material Adverse Effect;