EX-10.1 2 ex101-stockrepurchaseagree.htm EX-10.1 Document
STOCK REPURCHASE AGREEMENT
THIS STOCK REPURCHASE AGREEMENT (this “Agreement”) is entered into as of June 16, 2022 by and between Acushnet Holdings Corp. (the “Company”) and Magnus Holdings Co., Ltd. (the “Seller”).
A.As of the date hereof, Seller owns 37,104,008 shares of the Company’s common stock (the “Common Stock”), and has agreed to transfer a portion of those shares to the Company on the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement;
B.The Seller desires to sell, and the Company desires to repurchase, a portion of the shares of Common Stock held by the Seller at the price and upon the terms and conditions provided in this Agreement (the “Repurchase”);
C.The board of directors of the Company (the “Board”) has authorized a program to repurchase shares of Common Stock, from time to time in the open market, in privately negotiated transactions or in a combination thereof (the “Share Repurchase Program”);
D.On April 28, 2022, the Board authorized the Company to repurchase up to an additional $150 million of Common Stock, bringing the total Share Repurchase Program authorization up to an aggregate of $350 million;
E.The Board formed a special committee of the Board (the “Board Committee”) comprised solely of independent directors to determine whether or not to authorize and to negotiate the terms of the Repurchase; and
F.The Board Committee has approved the Repurchase and related transactions that may be required in connection with the Repurchase.
THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants herein and other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the undersigned hereby agree as follows:
(a)Subject to the satisfaction of the conditions and to the terms set forth in paragraph 1(b) below, the Seller hereby agrees to transfer, assign, sell, convey and deliver to the Company 100% of its right, title, and interest in and to the applicable Sale Number (as defined below) of shares of Common Stock (the “Repurchase Shares”) at each Closing (as defined below). The “Sale Number” shall mean the number of shares of Common Stock acquired by the Company during the Pricing Period (as defined below) as of the applicable Determination Date (as defined below) under the Share Repurchase Program through open market purchases (that is, from shareholders other than Seller) (such shares purchased in the open market are referred to as the “Public Shares”), rounded down to the nearest whole share. The “Pricing Period” shall be the period from July 1, 2022 through the applicable Determination Date in the case of the first Determination Date or the period from the most recent preceding Determination Date to the applicable Determination Date otherwise. A “Determination Date” shall be (i) the date that the Company has paid, commencing July 1, 2022, an aggregate of $75,000,000 to repurchase shares of Common Stock under the Share Repurchase Program through open market purchases, (ii) any date earlier than the Determination Date contemplated by clause (i) as the parties hereto mutually agree, provided that any such mutual agreement may be reached only during an open trading window under the Company’s insider trading policy, as such are determined by the Company from time to time, and (iii) January 13, 2023 but (in the case of this clause (iii)) only if the Determination Date contemplated by clause (i) has not occurred prior to January 13, 2023. The per share purchase price for each Repurchase Share shall be equal to the average per share price paid by the Company during the applicable Pricing Period for the Public Shares (the “Weighted Average Per Share Purchase Price” and the
Weighted Average Per Share Purchase Price multiplied by the applicable Sale Number is the “Aggregate Purchase Price”). On or promptly following each Determination Date (and in any event no later than the second business day following such Determination Date), the Company shall notify the Seller, in writing, of the applicable Sale Number of Repurchase Shares, the applicable Weighted Average Per Share Purchase Price and the applicable Aggregate Purchase Price, together with related calculations (including details of the corresponding purchases of Public Shares). At each Closing (as defined below), subject to the satisfaction of the conditions and to the terms set forth in paragraph 1(b), Seller agrees to transfer, assign, sell, convey and deliver the applicable Sale Number of Repurchase Shares to the Company, and the Company hereby agrees to purchase such Repurchase Shares from Seller at the applicable Weighted Average Per Share Purchase Price. The Company and the Seller shall execute a cross-receipt in mutually agreeable form at each Closing.
(b)The obligations of the Company to purchase the Repurchase Shares and the Seller to sell the Repurchase Shares at each Closing shall be subject to no event occurring since the date of this Agreement as of such Closing that, either individually or in the aggregate, has had a material adverse effect on the business or financial condition of the Company.
(c)It is the intent of the Seller and the Company that the transactions provided for herein comply with the requirements of Rule 10b5-1(c)(1)(i)(B) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), and this Agreement shall be interpreted to comply with the requirements thereof.
(d)Each closing of the sale of the applicable Sale Number of Repurchase Shares (each, a “Closing”) shall take place at 10:00 a.m. (New York time) fifteen (15) days after the Company notifies Seller that a Determination Date has occurred (or, if such day is not a business day, the next business day following such 15-day period), at the offices of the Company in Fairhaven, Massachusetts, unless otherwise agreed by the Company and the Seller; provided, that, in the case of any Determination Date that occurs on or prior to January 13, 2023, Closing shall take place on January 23, 2023 unless otherwise agreed by the Company and Seller. At the Closing, the Seller shall deliver to the Company or as instructed by the Company duly executed stock powers relating to the applicable Sale Number of Repurchase Shares together with certificates representing the applicable Sale Number of Repurchase Shares (if applicable), and the Company shall deliver to the Seller the applicable Aggregate Purchase Price for such Repurchase Shares by wire transfer of immediately available funds pursuant to wire instructions previously provided by the Seller to the Company. When used in this Agreement, “business day” shall mean any day other than a Saturday, Sunday or other day on which commercial banks are closed in New York, New York.
(e)The parties shall cooperate and provide each other reasonable opportunity to review and comment on public disclosure of the transactions contemplated hereby; provided, that neither party shall be prohibited under this Agreement from disclosing matters that it determines are necessary or appropriate to comply with its obligations under applicable law.
2. Company Representations. In connection with the transactions contemplated hereby, the Company represents and warrants to the Seller that:
(a)The Company is a corporation duly organized and existing under the laws of the State of Delaware. The Company has the requisite corporate power and authority to execute, deliver and perform its obligations under this Agreement and to consummate the transactions contemplated hereby.
(b)This Agreement has been duly authorized, executed and delivered by the Company and constitutes a valid and binding agreement of the Company enforceable in accordance with its terms, except to the extent that enforcement thereof may be limited by bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization or other laws affecting enforcement of creditors’ rights or by general equitable principles.
(c)The compliance by the Company with this Agreement and the consummation of the transactions herein contemplated will not (i) conflict with or result in a breach or violation of any of the terms or provisions of, or constitute a default under any indenture, mortgage, deed of trust, loan agreement or other agreement or instrument to which the Company or any of its subsidiaries is a party or by which the Company or any of its subsidiaries is bound or to which any of the property or assets of the Company or any of its subsidiaries is subject, (ii) violate any provision of the certificate of incorporation or by-laws, or other organizational documents, as applicable, of the
Company or its subsidiaries or (iii) violate any statute or any order, rule or regulation of any court or governmental agency or body having jurisdiction over the Company or any of its Subsidiaries or any of their properties; except, in the case of clauses (i) and (iii), as would not impair in any material respect the consummation of the Company’s obligations hereunder or reasonably be expected to have a material adverse effect on the financial position, stockholders’ equity or results of operations of the Company and its subsidiaries, taken as a whole, in the case of each such clause, after giving effect to any consents, approvals, authorizations, orders, registrations, qualifications, waivers and amendments as will have been obtained or made as of the date of this Agreement; and no consent, approval, authorization, order, registration or qualification of or with any such court or governmental agency or body is required for the execution, delivery and performance by the Company of its obligations under this Agreement, including the consummation by the Company of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement, except where the failure to obtain or make any such consent, approval, authorization, order, registration or qualification would not impair in any material respect the consummation of the Company’s obligations hereunder or reasonably be expected to have a material adverse effect on the financial position, stockholders’ equity or results of operations of the Company and its subsidiaries, taken as a whole.
(d)As of the date hereof, the Company is not aware of any material, nonpublic information about the Company or its securities and it is entering into this Agreement in good faith and not as part of a plan or scheme to evade the prohibitions of Rule 10b5-1 of the Exchange Act.
3. Representations of the Seller. In connection with the transactions contemplated hereby, the Seller represents and warrants to the Company that:
(a)Seller is duly organized and existing under the laws of its state of organization.
(b)All consents, approvals, authorizations and orders necessary for the execution and delivery by Seller of this Agreement and for the sale and delivery of the Repurchase Shares to be sold by Seller hereunder, have been obtained; and Seller has full right, power and authority to enter into this Agreement and to sell, assign, transfer and deliver the Repurchase Shares to be sold by Seller hereunder, except for such consents, approvals, authorizations and orders as would not impair in any material respect the consummation of the Seller’s obligations hereunder.
(c)This Agreement has been duly authorized, executed and delivered by Seller and constitutes a valid and binding agreement of Seller, enforceable in accordance with its terms, except to the extent that enforcement thereof may be limited by bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization or other laws affecting enforcement of creditors’ rights or by general equitable principles.
(d)The sale of the Repurchase Shares to be sold by Seller hereunder and the compliance by such Seller with all of the provisions of this Agreement and the consummation of the transactions contemplated herein (i) will not conflict with or result in a breach or violation of any of the terms or provisions of, or constitute a default under, any indenture, mortgage, deed of trust, loan agreement or other agreement or instrument to which Seller is a party or by which Seller is bound or to which any of the property or assets of Seller is subject, (ii) nor will such action violate any of the provisions of (x) any organizational or similar documents pursuant to which Seller was formed or (y) any statute or any order, rule or regulation of any court or governmental agency or body having jurisdiction over Seller or the property of such Seller; except in the case of clause (i) or clause (ii)(y), for such conflicts, breaches, violations or defaults as would not impair in any material respect the consummation of Seller’s obligations hereunder.
(e)As of the date hereof and immediately prior to the delivery of the Repurchase Shares to the Company at each Closing, such Seller owns the Repurchase Shares or a security entitlement in respect thereof, and holds, or will hold, such Repurchase Shares free and clear of all liens, encumbrances, equities or claims; and, upon delivery of such Repurchase Shares (including by delivery of security certificates duly indorsed or crediting to a securities account of the Company) and payment therefor pursuant hereto, assuming that the Company has no notice of any adverse claims within the meaning of Section 8-105 of the New York Uniform Commercial Code as in effect in the State of New York from time to time (the “UCC”), the Company will acquire its interest in the Repurchase Shares purchased by the Company that are physically delivered to the Company free of adverse claims (within the
meaning of Section 8-105 of the UCC) or, in the case of crediting to a securities account of the Company, will acquire a security entitlement (within the meaning of Section 8-102(a)(17) of the UCC) to such Repurchase Shares purchased by the Company, and no action (whether framed in conversion, replevin, constructive trust, equitable lien or other theory) based on an adverse claim (within the meaning of Section 8-105 of the UCC) to such security entitlement may be asserted against the Company.
(f)Seller (either alone or together with its advisors) has such knowledge and experience in financial or business matters that it is capable of evaluating the merits and risks of the Repurchase. Seller has had the opportunity to ask questions and receive answers concerning the terms and conditions of the Repurchase and the Repurchase Shares and has had full access to such other information concerning the Repurchase Shares and the Company as it has requested. Seller has received all information that it believes is necessary or appropriate in connection with the Repurchase. Seller is an informed and sophisticated party and has engaged, to the extent such Seller deems appropriate, expert advisors experienced in the evaluation of transactions of the type contemplated hereby. Seller acknowledges that Seller has not relied upon any express or implied representations or warranties of any nature made by or on behalf of the Company, whether or not any such representations, warranties or statements were made in writing or orally, except as expressly set forth for the benefit of Seller in this Agreement.
(g)As of the date hereof, the Seller is not aware of any material, nonpublic information about the Company or its securities and it is entering into this Agreement in good faith and not as part of a plan or scheme to evade the prohibitions of Rule 10b5-1 of the Exchange Act.
4. Termination. This Agreement may be terminated at any time upon written notice by either party to the other specifying an effective termination date that is no earlier than 30 business days following the delivery of such notice. On any termination pursuant to this Section 4, the effective termination date specified in such written notice will constitute a Determination Date under this Agreement and the parties will remain obligated to purchase and sell the applicable Sale Number of Shares for the Pricing Period ending on such Determination Date as provided in Section 1. No termination of this Agreement shall relieve either party of (i) any obligations with respect to any purchase and sale of Repurchase Shares with respect to any Determination Date occurring on or prior to such effective termination date or (ii) any liability for any breach of this Agreement prior to such effective termination date.
5. Notices. All notices, demands or other communications to be given or delivered under or by reason of the provisions of this Agreement will be in writing and will be deemed to have been given when delivered personally, mailed by certified or registered mail, return receipt requested and postage prepaid, or sent via a nationally recognized overnight courier, or sent via email to the recipient (with a confirmatory copy delivered by one of the foregoing additional methods). Such notices, demands and other communications will be sent to the address indicated below:
To the Company:
Acushnet Holdings Corp.
333 Bridge Street
Fairhaven, Massachusetts 02719
United States of America
Attention: Roland Giroux
and to the Seller:
Magnus Holdings Co., Ltd.
18F East Central Tower
1077 Cheonho-daero, Gangdong-gu, Seoul, 05345
Republic of Korea
Attention: Ho Yeon Lee
or such other address or to the attention of such other person as the recipient party shall have specified by prior written notice to the sending party.
(a)Survival of Representations and Warranties. All representations and warranties contained herein or made in writing by any party in connection herewith shall survive the execution and delivery of this Agreement and the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby.
(b)Severability. Whenever possible, each provision of this Agreement will be interpreted in such manner as to be effective and valid under applicable law, but if any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable in any respect under any applicable law or rule in any jurisdiction, such invalidity, illegality, or unenforceability will not affect any other provision or any other jurisdiction, but this Agreement will be reformed, construed, and enforced in such jurisdiction as if such invalid, illegal, or unenforceable provision had never been contained herein.
(c)Complete Agreement. This Agreement and any other agreements ancillary thereto and executed and delivered on the date hereof embody the complete agreement and understanding between the parties and supersede and preempt any prior understandings, agreements, or representations by or among the parties, written or oral, which may have related to the subject matter hereof in any way.
(d)Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in separate counterparts, each of which is deemed to be an original and all of which taken together constitute one and the same agreement.
(e)Assignment; Successors and Assigns. Neither this Agreement nor any of the rights, interests or obligations hereunder shall be assigned, in whole or in part, by either of the parties without the prior written consent of the other party. Subject to the preceding sentence, this Agreement shall bind and inure to the benefit of and be enforceable by the Seller and the Company and their respective successors and permitted assigns. Any purported assignment not permitted under this paragraph shall be null and void.
(f)No Third Party Beneficiaries or Other Rights. This Agreement is for the sole benefit of the parties and their successors and permitted assigns and nothing herein express or implied shall give or shall be construed to confer any legal or equitable rights or remedies to any person other than the parties to this Agreement and such successors and permitted assigns.
(g)Governing Law; Jurisdiction. The Agreement and all disputes arising out of or related to this agreement (whether in contract, tort or otherwise) will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York. EACH OF THE PARTIES TO THIS AGREEMENT IRREVOCABLY WAIVES ANY AND ALL RIGHTS TO TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY LEGAL PROCEEDING ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT. Each of the parties (i) irrevocably submits to the personal jurisdiction of any state or federal court sitting in the State of New York, County of New York, as well as to the jurisdiction of all courts to which an appeal may be taken from such courts, in any suit, action or proceeding relating to or arising out of, under or in connection with this Agreement, (ii) agrees that all claims in respect of such suit, action or proceeding, whether arising under contract, tort or otherwise, shall be brought, heard and determined exclusively in such courts, (iii) agrees that it shall not attempt to deny or defeat such personal jurisdiction by motion or other request for leave from such courts, and (iv) agrees not to bring any action or proceeding relating to or arising out of, under or in connection with this Agreement in any other court, tribunal, forum or proceeding. Each of the parties waives any defense of inconvenient forum to the maintenance of any action or proceeding brought in accordance with this paragraph. Each of the parties agrees that service of any process, summons, notice or document by U.S. registered mail to its address set forth herein shall be effective service of process for any action, suit or proceeding brought against it in accordance with this paragraph, provided that nothing in the foregoing sentence shall affect the right of any party to serve legal process in any other manner permitted by law.
(h)Mutuality of Drafting. The parties have participated jointly in the negotiation and drafting of this Agreement. In the event an ambiguity or question of intent or interpretation arises, this Agreement shall be construed as jointly drafted by the parties, and no presumption or burden of proof shall arise favoring or disfavoring any party by virtue of the authorship of any provision of the Agreement.
(i)Remedies. The parties hereto agree and acknowledge that money damages will not be an adequate remedy for any breach of the provisions of this Agreement, that any breach of the provisions of this Agreement shall cause the other parties irreparable harm, and that any party may in its sole discretion apply to any court of law or equity of competent jurisdiction (without posting any bond or deposit) for specific performance or other injunctive relief in order to enforce, or prevent any violations of, the provisions of this Agreement.
(j)Amendment and Waiver. The provisions of this Agreement may be amended, modified or waived only with the prior written consent of the Seller and the Company. No waiver of any of the provisions of this Agreement shall be deemed or shall constitute a waiver of any other provisions of this Agreement, nor shall any waiver constitute a continuing waiver. Moreover, no failure by any party to insist upon strict performance of any of the provisions of this Agreement or to exercise any right or remedy arising out of a breach thereof shall constitute a waiver of any other provisions or any other breaches of this Agreement.
(k)Further Assurances. Each of the Company and the Seller shall execute and deliver such additional documents and instruments and shall take such further action as may be necessary or appropriate to effectuate fully the provisions of this Agreement.
(l)Expenses. Each of the Company and the Seller shall bear its own expenses in connection with the drafting, negotiation, execution and delivery of this Agreement and the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby.
[Signatures appear on following page.]
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, each of the parties has executed this Stock Repurchase Agreement as the date first written above by duly authorized representatives.
ACUSHNET HOLDINGS CORP.
|By:||/s/ Thomas Pacheco|
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer
|MAGNUS HOLDINGS CO., LTD.|
|By:||/s/ Ho Yeon Lee|
|Name:||Ho Yeon Lee|
|Title:||Chief Executive Officer|