REGISTRATION RIGHTS AGREEMENT
THIS REGISTRATION RIGHTS AGREEMENT (this Agreement), dated as of , 2021, is made and entered into by and among AltEnergy Acquisition Corp., a Delaware corporation (the Company), AltEnergy Acquisition Sponsor, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the Sponsor), B. Riley Securities, Inc. (the Underwriter and together with the Sponsor, the Founders) and the undersigned parties listed under Holder on the signature page hereto (each such party, together with the Underwriter and the members of the Sponsor and any person or entity who hereafter becomes a party to this Agreement pursuant to Section 5.2 of this Agreement, a Holder and collectively the Holders).
WHEREAS, the Founders and the Holders collectively own an aggregate of 5,750,000 shares of the Companys Class B common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (the Founder Shares);
WHEREAS, up to an aggregate of 750,000 Founder Shares are subject to forfeiture if the over-allotment option in connection with the Companys initial public offering is not exercised in full;
WHEREAS, the Founder Shares are convertible into shares of the Companys Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (the Common Stock), at the time of the initial Business Combination (as defined below) on a one-for-one basis, subject to adjustment, on the terms and conditions provided in the Companys amended and restated certificate of incorporation, as may be amended from time to time;
WHEREAS, pursuant to separate agreements with the Company, the Founders and certain of the underwriters have agreed to purchase an aggregate of 10,800,000 private placement warrants of the Company (or up to 12,000,000 warrants if the underwriters over-allotment option is exercised in full) (the Private Placement Warrants) in a private placement transaction occurring simultaneously with the closing of the Companys initial public offering; each Private Placement Warrant entitles the holder thereof to purchase one share of Common Stock at a price of $11.50 per share; and
WHEREAS, the Company and the Holders desire to enter into this Agreement, pursuant to which the Company shall grant the Holders certain registration rights with respect to certain securities of the Company, as set forth in this Agreement.
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual representations, covenants and agreements contained herein, and certain other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the parties hereto, intending to be legally bound, hereby agree as follows:
1.1 Definitions. The terms defined in this Article I shall, for all purposes of this Agreement, have the respective meanings set forth below:
Adverse Disclosure shall mean any public disclosure of material non-public information, which disclosure, in the good faith judgment of the Chief Executive Officer or any principal financial officer of the Company, after consultation with counsel to the Company, (i) would be required to be made in any Registration Statement or Prospectus in order for the applicable Registration Statement or Prospectus not to contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements contained therein (in the case of any prospectus and any preliminary prospectus, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made) not misleading, (ii) would not be required to be made at such time if the Registration Statement were not being filed, and (iii) the Company has a bona fide business purpose for not making such information public.