PRIVATE PLACEMENT WARRANTS PURCHASE AGREEMENT
THIS PRIVATE PLACEMENT WARRANTS PURCHASE AGREEMENT (as it may from time to time be amended and including all exhibits referenced herein, this Agreement), dated as of February 1, 2021, is entered into by and between Ares Acquisition Corporation, a Cayman Islands exempted company (the Company), and Ares Acquisition Holdings LP, a Cayman Islands exempted limited partnership (the Purchaser).
WHEREAS, the Company intends to consummate an initial public offering of the Companys units (the Public Offering), each unit consisting of one Class A ordinary share of the Company, par value $0.0001 per share (each, a Share), and one-fifth of one redeemable warrant, each whole warrant entitling the holder to purchase one Share at an exercise price of $11.50 per Share, as set forth in the Companys Registration Statement on Form S-1, filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC), File Number 333-252163 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the Securities Act).
WHEREAS, the Purchaser has agreed to purchase an aggregate of 13,600,000 warrants (and up to 15,340,000 additional redeemable warrants if the underwriters in the Public Offering exercise their options to purchase additional units in full) (the Private Placement Warrants), each Private Placement Warrant entitling the holder to purchase one Share at an exercise price of $11.50 per Share, at a price of $1.50 per warrant, subject to adjustment.
NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual promises contained in this Agreement and other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the parties to this Agreement hereby, intending legally to be bound, agree as follows:
Section 1. Authorization, Purchase and Sale; Terms of the Private Placement Warrants.
A. Authorization of the Private Placement Warrants. The Company has duly authorized the issuance and sale of the Private Placement Warrants to the Purchaser.
B. Purchase and Sale of the Private Placement Warrants.
(i) On the date of the consummation of the Public Offering (the IPO Closing Date), the Company shall issue and sell to the Purchaser, and the Purchaser shall purchase from the Company, 13,600,000 Private Placement Warrants at a price of $1.50 per warrant for an aggregate purchase price of $20,400,000 (the Purchase Price). The Purchaser shall pay the Purchase Price by wire transfer of immediately available funds in the following amounts: (i) $3,000,000 to the Company at a financial institution to be chosen by the Company, and (ii) $17,400,000 to the trust account maintained by Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, acting as trustee (the Trust Account), in each case in accordance with the Companys wiring instructions, at least one business day prior to the IPO Closing Date. On the IPO Closing Date, subject to the receipt of funds pursuant to the immediately prior sentence, the Company, at its option, shall either deliver a certificate evidencing the Private Placement Warrants purchased on such date duly registered in the Purchasers name to the Purchaser or effect such delivery in book-entry form.
(ii) On the date of the closing of the option to purchase additional units, if any, in connection with the Public Offering or on such earlier time and date as may be mutually agreed by the Purchaser and the Company (the Option Closing Date, and each Option Closing Date (if any) and the IPO Closing Date, a Closing Date), the Company shall issue and sell to the Purchaser, and the Purchaser shall purchase from the Company, up to 1,740,000 Private Placement Warrants (or, to the extent the option to purchase additional units is not exercised in full, a lesser number of Private Placement Warrants in proportion to the portion of the option that is exercised) at a price of $1.50 per warrant for an aggregate purchase price of up to $2,610,000 (the Option Purchase Price). The Purchaser shall pay the Option Purchase Price in accordance with the Companys wire instruction by wire transfer of immediately