Administrative Support Agreement, dated February 8, 2021, by and between the Company and the Sponsor

EX-10.5 9 tm216260d1_ex10-5.htm EXHIBIT 10.5


Exhibit 10.5


Adara Acquisition Corp.

8845 Red Oak Boulevard

Charlotte, NC 28217


February 8, 2021


Adara Sponsor LLC

8845 Red Oak Boulevard

Charlotte, NC 28217


Re: Administrative Support Agreement


Ladies and Gentlemen:


This letter agreement by and between Adara Acquisition Corp. (the “Company”) and Adara Sponsor LLC (the “Sponsor”), dated as of the date hereof, will confirm our agreement that, commencing on the date of the Company’s final prospectus (the “Start Date”), pursuant to a Registration Statement on Form S-1 and prospectus filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Registration Statement”) and continuing until the earlier of the consummation by the Company of an initial business combination or the Company’s liquidation (in each case as described in the Registration Statement) (such earlier date hereinafter referred to as the “Termination Date”):


(i) The Sponsor shall make available, or cause to be made available, to the Company, at 8845 Red Oak Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28217 (or any successor location of the Sponsor), certain office space, utilities and secretarial and administrative support as may be reasonably required by the Company. In exchange therefor, the Company shall pay to the Sponsor the sum of $10,000 per month on the Start Date and continuing monthly thereafter until the Termination Date; and


(ii) The Sponsor hereby irrevocably waives any and all right, title, interest, causes of action and claims of any kind as a result of, or arising out of, this letter agreement (each, a “Claim”) in or to, and any and all right to seek payment of any amounts due to it out of, the trust account established for the benefit of the public stockholders of the Company and into which substantially all of the proceeds of the Company’s initial public offering will be deposited (the “Trust Account”) as a result of, or arising out of, this letter agreement, and hereby irrevocably waives any Claim it may have in the future, which Claim would reduce, encumber or otherwise adversely affect the Trust Account or any monies or other assets in the Trust Account, and further agrees not to seek recourse, reimbursement, payment or satisfaction of any Claim against the Trust Account or any monies or other assets in the Trust Account for any reason whatsoever.


This letter agreement constitutes the entire agreement and understanding of the parties hereto in respect of its subject matter and supersedes all prior understandings, agreements, or representations by or among the parties hereto, written or oral, to the extent they relate in any way to the subject matter hereof or the transactions contemplated hereby.


This letter agreement may not be amended, modified or waived as to any particular provision, except by a written instrument executed by the parties hereto.


No party hereto may assign either this letter agreement or any of its rights, interests, or obligations hereunder without the prior written approval of the other party. Any purported assignment in violation of this paragraph shall be void and ineffectual and shall not operate to transfer or assign any interest or title to the purported assignee.


This letter agreement constitutes the entire relationship of the parties hereto, and any litigation between the parties (whether grounded in contract, tort, statute, law or equity) shall be governed by, construed in accordance with, and interpreted pursuant to the laws of the State of New York, without giving effect to its choice of law principles.


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  Very truly yours,
  By:  /s/ Martin A. Sumichrast
    Name: Martin A. Sumichrast
    Title:  Chief Executive Officer and Director






By:  /s/ Martin A. Sumichrast  
  Name: Martin A. Sumichrast  
  Title:   Managing Member  


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