September 11, 2019
To: Apellis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
6400 Westwind Way, Suite A
Crestwood, KY 40014
Attention: David Watson, General Counsel
Re: Base Call Option Transaction
The purpose of this letter agreement (this Confirmation) is to confirm the terms and conditions of the call option transaction entered into between [Dealer] (Dealer) and Apellis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Counterparty) as of the Trade Date specified below (the Transaction). This letter agreement constitutes a Confirmation as referred to in the ISDA Master Agreement specified below. Each party further agrees that this Confirmation together with the Agreement evidence a complete binding agreement between Counterparty and Dealer as to the subject matter and terms of the Transaction to which this Confirmation relates, and shall supersede all prior or contemporaneous written or oral communications with respect thereto.
The definitions and provisions contained in the 2002 ISDA Equity Derivatives Definitions (the Equity Definitions), as published by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA) are incorporated into this Confirmation. In the event of any inconsistency between the Equity Definitions and this Confirmation, this Confirmation shall govern. Certain defined terms used herein are based on terms that are defined in the Offering Memorandum dated September 11, 2019 (the Offering Memorandum) relating to the 3.500% Convertible Senior Notes due 2026 (as originally issued by Counterparty, the Convertible Notes and each USD 1,000 principal amount of Convertible Notes, a Convertible Note) issued by Counterparty in an aggregate initial principal amount of USD 220,000,000 (as increased by up to an aggregate principal amount of USD 33,000,000 if and to the extent that the Initial Purchasers (as defined herein) exercise their option to purchase additional Convertible Notes pursuant to the Purchase Agreement (as defined herein)) pursuant to an Indenture to be dated September 16, 2019, between Counterparty and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee (the Indenture). In the event of any inconsistency between the terms defined in the Offering Memorandum, the Indenture and this Confirmation, this Confirmation shall govern. The parties acknowledge that this Confirmation is entered into on the date hereof with the understanding that (i) definitions set forth in the Indenture which are also defined herein by reference to the Indenture and (ii) sections of the Indenture that are referred to herein will conform to the descriptions thereof in the Offering Memorandum. If any such definitions in the Indenture or any such sections of the Indenture differ from the descriptions thereof in the Offering Memorandum, the descriptions thereof in the Offering Memorandum will govern for purposes of this Confirmation. The parties further acknowledge that the Indenture section numbers used herein are based on the draft of the Indenture last reviewed by Dealer as of the date of this Confirmation, and if any such section numbers are changed in the Indenture as executed, the parties will amend this Confirmation in good faith to preserve the intent of the parties. Subject to the foregoing, references to the Indenture herein are references to the Indenture on the date of its execution and if the Indenture is amended or supplemented following such date (other than any amendment or supplement (x) pursuant to Section 10.01(h) of the Indenture that, as determined by the Calculation Agent, conforms the Indenture to the description of Convertible Notes in the Offering Memorandum or (y) pursuant to Section 14.07 of the Indenture, subject, in the case of this clause (y), to the second paragraph under Method of Adjustment in Section 3), any such amendment or supplement will be disregarded for purposes of this Confirmation (other than as provided in Section 9(i)(iv) below) unless the parties agree otherwise in writing.
Each party is hereby advised, and each such party acknowledges, that the other party has engaged in, or refrained from engaging in, substantial financial transactions and has taken other material actions in reliance upon the parties entry into the Transaction to which this Confirmation relates on the terms and conditions set forth below.
1. This Confirmation evidences a complete and binding agreement between Dealer and Counterparty as to the terms of the Transaction to which this Confirmation relates. This Confirmation shall supplement, form a part of, and be subject to an agreement in the form of the 2002 ISDA Master Agreement (the Agreement) as if Dealer and Counterparty had executed an agreement in such form (but without any Schedule except for (i) the election of the laws of the State of New York as the governing law (without reference to choice of law doctrine) on the Trade Date; and (ii) the election that the Cross Default provisions of Section 5(a)(vi) of the Agreement will apply to Dealer as if (a) the Threshold Amount with respect to Dealer were three percent (3%) of shareholders equity of [Dealer] as of the Trade Date, (b) the term Specified Indebtedness had the meaning specified in Section 14 of the Agreement, except