(b) The taxable year of the Company shall be the same as the Companys fiscal year, unless otherwise required by the Code. Subject to Section 8(a)(ii), the Board shall determine whether to make or revoke any available election of the Company pursuant to the Code.
13. Limitation on Liabilities; Exculpation; Insurance.
(a) Except as otherwise provided by the Act, no Member or Manager shall be bound by, or be personally liable for, the debts, expenses, liabilities or obligations of the Company unless such liabilities or obligations are expressly assumed by the Member or Manager in writing, and the liability of each Member shall be limited solely to the amount of its capital contribution to the Company required hereunder (including under Section 6(g)). Subject to any limitations provided under the Act, no distribution (or any part thereof) made to any Member in respect of its Membership Interest shall be deemed to be a return or withdrawal of its capital contribution. No Member shall be liable to the Company for any distribution, except as provided under the Act.
(b) No Member or Manager shall be liable to the Company or any other Member or Manager for any loss, damage or claim incurred by reason of any act or omission performed or omitted by such Member or Manager in good faith on behalf of the Company and in a manner believed to be within the scope of authority conferred on such Member or Manager by this Agreement, except that a Member or Manager shall be liable for any such loss, damage or claim incurred by reason of such Member or Managers gross negligence, willful misconduct or willful breach of this Agreement.
(c) The Company shall maintain insurance, at its expense, to protect any Member, Manager or Officer against any loss, damage, claim or expense described in Sections 8(b)(vii), 11, and 19 whether or not the Company would have the power to indemnify such Member, Manager or Officer against such loss, damage, claim or expense under the provisions of Sections 8(b)(vii), 11, and 19.
14. Transfers; Drag-Along Right; Tag-Along Right; Right of First Refusal.
(a) Except as set forth in Section 14(b) and Section 14(c), no Member may, directly or indirectly, sell, exchange, transfer, hypothecate, negotiate, gift, convey in trust, pledge, assign, encumber, or otherwise dispose of (including by adjudication of such Member (or any equityholder thereof) as bankrupt, by assignment for the benefit of creditors, by attachment, levy or other seizure by any creditor (whether or not pursuant to judicial process), or by operation of law or by passage or distribution of Units or Membership Interests under judicial order or legal process) (each, a Transfer) its Units or Membership Interest in the Company, or any portion thereof, to any person without the prior written consent of the other Member, which consent may be withheld in such other Members sole and absolute discretion; provided, that the foregoing shall not preclude any sale, exchange, transfer, hypothecation, negotiation, gifting, conveyance, pledge, assignment, encumbrance, or otherwise disposition of any equity interests in (i) Allegro or (ii) Sanken Electric Co., Ltd. In the event of a Transfer in accordance with the foregoing provisions, the transferee shall be admitted as a Member in addition to or in substitution for the transferor Member only in accordance with Section 15 hereof. Transfers in violation of this Agreement shall be null and void and of no legal force or effect.
(b) Permitted Transfers. Notwithstanding the foregoing Section 14(a), each Member shall be permitted to Transfer its Units or Membership Interests to an Affiliate of such Member, but subject to Sections 14(d), 14(e) and 15. For purposes of this Agreement, Affiliate means, with respect to a specified person or entity, any other person or entity that directly, or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with the first specified person or entity.
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