Voting and Support Agreement, dated March 5, 2021, by and among Crexendo, Inc., Anand Buch, David T.K. Wang and James Murphy

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Exhibit 10.1
This VOTING AND SUPPORT AGREEMENT (this “Agreement”), dated as of March 5, 2021, is entered into by and between the undersigned stockholders (each, a “Stockholder” and collectively, “Stockholders”) of NetSapiens, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), and Crexendo, Inc., a Nevada corporation (“Parent”). Parent and the Stockholders are each sometimes referred to herein individually as a “Party” and collectively as the “Parties.
WHEREAS, concurrently with the execution of this Agreement, the Company, Parent, Crexendo Merger Sub, Inc., a Delaware corporation and a direct, wholly-owned subsidiary of Parent (“Merger Sub I”), Crexendo Merger Sub, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and a direct, wholly-owned subsidiary of Parent (“Merger Sub II” and, together with Merger Sub I, the “Merger Subs”) and David Wang, as Stockholder Representative therein, have entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger and Reorganization (as the same may be amended from time to time, the “Merger Agreement”), providing for, among other things, a statutory merger of Merger Sub I with and into the Company (the “First Merger”), and, as part of the same overall transaction, the Surviving Corporation in the First Merger would merge with and into Merger Sub II (the “Second Merger,” and together with the First Merger, the “Mergers”) pursuant to the terms and conditions of the Merger Agreement;
WHEREAS, in order to induce Parent to enter into the Merger Agreement, each Stockholder is willing to make certain representations, warranties, covenants, and agreements as set forth in this Agreement with respect to the shares of common stock, par value $0.001 per share, of the Company (“Company Common Stock”) Beneficially Owned (as defined below) by such Stockholder and set forth on Schedule 1 attached hereto (the “Original Shares” and, together with any additional shares of Company Common Stock pursuant to Section 6 hereof, the “Shares”); and
WHEREAS, the Board of Directors of the Company has approved this Agreement and the execution, delivery and performance thereof by the parties hereto;
WHEREAS, obtaining the Company Stockholder Approval is a condition precedent to the consummation of the Mergers;
WHEREAS, as a condition to its willingness to enter into the Merger Agreement, Parent has required that each Stockholder, and each Stockholder has agreed to, execute and deliver this Agreement.
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the foregoing and the respective representations, warranties, covenants, and agreements set forth below and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt, sufficiency, and adequacy of which are hereby acknowledged, the Parties hereto, intending to be legally bound, do hereby agree as follows:
1.           Definitions.
For purposes of this Agreement, capitalized terms used and not otherwise defined herein shall have the respective meanings ascribed to such terms in the Merger Agreement. When used in this Agreement, the following terms in all of their tenses, cases, and correlative forms shall have the meanings assigned to them in this Section 1.
(a)           “Beneficially Own” or “Beneficial Ownership” has the meaning assigned to such term in Rule 13d-3 under the Exchange Act, and a Person’s beneficial ownership of securities shall be calculated in accordance with the provisions of such rule (in each case, irrespective of whether or not such rule is actually applicable in such circumstance). For the avoidance of doubt, “Beneficially Own” and “Beneficial Ownership” shall also include record ownership of securities.
(b)           “Beneficial Owner” shall mean the Person who Beneficially Owns the referenced securities.
2.           Representations of Stockholders.
Each Stockholder represents and warrants to Parent, solely with respect to such Stockholder, that:
(a)           Ownership of Shares. Stockholder: (i) is the Beneficial Owner of all of the Original Shares free and clear of any proxy, voting restriction, adverse claim, or other Liens, other than those created by this Agreement or under applicable federal or state securities laws; and (ii) has the sole voting power over all of the Original Shares. Except pursuant to this Agreement, there are no options, warrants, or other rights, agreements, arrangements, or commitments of any character to which Stockholder is a party relating to the pledge, disposition, or voting of any of the Original Shares and there are no voting trusts or voting agreements with respect to the Original Shares.
(b)           Disclosure of All Shares Owned. Stockholder does not Beneficially Own any shares of Company Common Stock other than: (i) the Original Shares; and (ii) any options, warrants, or other rights to acquire any additional shares of Company Common Stock or any security exercisable for or convertible into shares of Company Common Stock, set forth on the signature page of this Agreement (collectively, “Options”).
(c)           Power and Authority; Binding Agreement. Stockholder has the requisite power and authority and legal capacity to enter into, execute, and deliver this Agreement and to perform fully Stockholder’s obligations hereunder (including the proxy described in Section 3(b) below)). This Agreement has been duly and validly executed and delivered by Stockholder and constitutes the legal, valid, and binding obligation of Stockholder, enforceable against Stockholder in accordance with its terms except as may be limited by applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium or other similar laws affecting creditors’ rights generally or rules of law governing specific performance, injunctive relief, other equitable remedies and other general principles of equity.
(d)           No Conflict. The execution and delivery of this Agreement by Stockholder does not, and the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby and the compliance with the provisions hereof will not, conflict with or violate any law applicable to Stockholder or result in any breach of or violation of, or constitute a default (or an event that with notice or lapse of time or both would become a default) under, or give to others any rights of termination, amendment, acceleration, or cancellation of, or result in the creation of any Lien on any of the Shares pursuant to, any agreement or other instrument or obligation binding upon Stockholder or any of the Shares.
(e)           No Consents. No consent, approval, Order, or authorization of, or, except for any filings required under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder, registration, declaration, or filing with, any Governmental Entity or any other Person on the part of Stockholder is required in connection with the valid execution and delivery of this Agreement. No consent of Stockholder’s spouse is necessary under any “community property” or other laws in order for Stockholder to enter into and perform its obligations under this Agreement or, if required, such consent has been obtained and is evidenced by a signed copy of the Consent of Spouse on the form attached hereto as Exhibit A delivered to Parent prior to or at the time of signing this Agreement;
(f)           No Litigation. There is no action, suit, investigation, or proceeding (whether judicial, arbitral, administrative, or other) (each an “Action”) pending against, or, to the knowledge of Stockholder, threatened against or affecting, Stockholder that would reasonably be expected to materially impair or materially adversely affect the ability of Stockholder to perform Stockholder’s obligations hereunder or to consummate the transactions contemplated by this Agreement on a timely basis.
(g)           Independent Advice. Stockholder has carefully reviewed the Merger Agreement, the other documentation relating to the Mergers and other transactions contemplated in the Merger Agreement referred to therein and this Agreement, and has had an opportunity to discuss the Merger Agreement, such other documentation and this Agreement with an attorney of his, her or its own choosing.
3.           Agreement to Vote Shares; Irrevocable Proxy.
(a)           Agreement to Vote and Approve. Each Stockholder irrevocably and unconditionally agrees during the term of this Agreement, at any annual or special meeting of the Company called with respect to the following matters, and at every adjournment or postponement thereof, and on every action or approval by written consent or consents of the Company stockholders with respect to any of the following matters, to vote or cause the holder of record to vote the Shares: (i) in favor of (1) the Merger Agreement and the Mergers and the other transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement, and (2) any proposal to adjourn or postpone such meeting of stockholders of the Company to a later date if there are not sufficient votes to approve the Mergers; and (ii) against (1) any Acquisition Proposal, Company Acquisition Agreement, or any of the transactions contemplated thereby, (2) any action, proposal, transaction, or agreement which would reasonably be expected to result in a breach of any covenant, representation or warranty, or any other obligation or agreement of the Company under the Merger Agreement or of Stockholder under this Agreement, and (3) any action, proposal, transaction, or agreement that would reasonably be expected to impede, interfere with, delay, discourage, adversely affect, or inhibit the consummation of the Mergers or the fulfillment of Parent’s, the Company’s, the Stockholder Representative’s or the Merger Subs’ conditions under the Merger Agreement or change in any manner the voting rights of any class of shares of the Company (including any amendments to the Company’s Charter Documents).
(b)           Proxy. Each Stockholder hereby appoints Parent and any designee of Parent, and each of them individually, until the Expiration Time (as defined below) (at which time this proxy shall automatically be revoked), its proxies and attorneys-in-fact, with full power of substitution and resubstitution, to vote or act by written consent during the term of this Agreement with respect to the Shares in accordance with Section 3(a). This proxy and power of attorney is given to secure the performance of the duties of the Stockholder under this Agreement. Each Stockholder shall take such further action or execute such other instruments as may be necessary to effectuate the intent of this proxy. This proxy and power of attorney granted by the Stockholder shall be irrevocable during until the Expiration Time, shall be deemed to be coupled with an interest sufficient in law to support an irrevocable proxy, and shall revoke any and all prior proxies granted by the Stockholder with respect to the Shares. The power of attorney granted by each Stockholder herein is a durable power of attorney and shall survive the bankruptcy, death, or incapacity of Stockholder. The proxy and power of attorney granted hereunder shall terminate at the Expiration Time.
4.           No Voting Trusts or Other Arrangement.
Each Stockholder agrees that during the term of this Agreement, the Stockholder will not, and will not permit any entity under Stockholder’s control to, deposit any of the Shares in a voting trust, grant any proxies with respect to the Shares, or subject any of the Shares to any arrangement with respect to the voting of the Shares other than agreements entered into with Parent.
5.           Transfer and Encumbrance.
Each Stockholder agrees that during the term of this Agreement, Stockholder will not, directly or indirectly, transfer, sell, offer, exchange, assign, pledge, convey any legal or Beneficial Ownership interest in or otherwise dispose of (by merger (including by conversion into securities or other consideration), by tendering into any tender or exchange offer, by testamentary disposition, by operation of law, or otherwise), or encumber (“Transfer”) any of the Shares or enter into any contract, option, or other agreement with respect to, or consent to, a Transfer of, any of the Shares or Stockholder’s voting or economic interest therein, except as specifically contemplated by the Merger Agreement. Any attempted Transfer of Shares or any interest therein in violation of this  Section 5 shall be null and void. This Section 5 shall not prohibit a Transfer of the Shares by any Stockholder to any member of Stockholder’s immediate family, or to a trust for the benefit of Stockholder or any member of Stockholder’s immediate family, or upon the death of Stockholder, or to an Affiliate of Stockholder; provided, that a Transfer referred to in this sentence shall be permitted only if, as a precondition to such Transfer, the transferee agrees in a writing, reasonably satisfactory in form and substance to Parent, to be bound by all of the terms of this Agreement.
6.           Additional Shares.
Each Stockholder agrees that all shares of Company Common Stock that Stockholder purchases, acquires the right to vote, or otherwise acquires Beneficial Ownership of after the execution of this Agreement and prior to the Expiration Time shall be subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement and shall constitute Shares for all purposes of this Agreement. In the event of any stock split, stock dividend, merger, reorganization, recapitalization, reclassification, combination, exchange of shares, or the like of the capital stock of the Company affecting the Shares, the terms of this Agreement shall apply to the resulting securities and such resulting securities shall be deemed to be “Shares” for all purposes of this Agreement.
7.           Waiver of Appraisal and Dissenters’ Rights and Certain Other Actions.
(a)           Waiver of Appraisal and Dissenters’ Rights. Each Stockholder hereby irrevocably and unconditionally waives, and agrees not to assert or perfect, any rights of appraisal or rights to dissent in connection with the Mergers that Stockholder may have by virtue of ownership of the Shares in accordance with Section 262 of Delaware Law or purchase thereof under Section 1301 of the California Corporations Code, as applicable.
(b)           Waiver of Certain Other Actions. To the fullest extent permitted under law, each Stockholder hereby agrees not to commence or participate in, and to take all actions necessary to opt out of any class in any class action with respect to, any Action, derivative or otherwise, against Parent, the Company, or any of their respective subsidiaries or successors: (a) challenging the validity of, or seeking to enjoin or delay the operation of, any provision of this Agreement or the Merger Agreement (including any claim seeking to enjoin or delay the Closing); or (b) alleging a breach of any duty of the Board of Directors of the Company or Parent in connection with the Merger Agreement, this Agreement, or the transactions contemplated thereby or hereby.
8.           Termination.
This Agreement shall terminate upon the earliest to occur of (the “Expiration Time”): (a) the First Effective Time; (b) the date on which the Merger Agreement is terminated in accordance with its terms; and (c) the termination of this Agreement by mutual written consent of the Parties. Nothing in this Section 8 shall relieve or otherwise limit the liability of any Party for any intentional breach of this Agreement prior to such termination.
9.           No Solicitation.
Subject to Section 10, each Stockholder shall not and shall use it reasonable best efforts to cause its Affiliates and representatives not to: (a) directly or indirectly solicit, seek, initiate, knowingly encourage, or knowingly facilitate any inquiries regarding, or the making of, any submission or announcement of a proposal or offer that constitutes, or would reasonably be expected to lead to, any Acquisition Proposal; (b) directly or indirectly engage in, continue, or otherwise participate in any discussions or negotiations regarding, or furnish or afford access to any other Person any information in connection with or for the purpose of encouraging or facilitating, any proposal or offer that constitutes, or would reasonably be expected to lead to, any Acquisition Proposal; (c) enter into any agreement, agreement in principle, letter of intent, memorandum of understanding, or similar arrangement with respect to an Acquisition Proposal; (d) solicit proxies with respect to an Acquisition Proposal (other than the Mergers and the Merger Agreement) or otherwise encourage or assist any Person in taking or planning any action that would reasonably be expected to compete with, restrain, or otherwise serve to interfere with or inhibit the timely consummation of the Mergers in accordance with the terms of the Merger Agreement; or (e) initiate a stockholders’ vote or action by written consent of the Company’s stockholders with respect to an Acquisition Proposal.
10.           No Agreement as Director or Officer.
Each Stockholder makes no agreement or understanding in this Agreement in Stockholder’s capacity as a director or officer of the Company or any of its subsidiaries (if Stockholder holds such office), and nothing in this Agreement: (a) will limit or affect any actions or omissions taken by Stockholder in stockholder’s capacity as such a director or officer of the Company, including in exercising rights under the Merger Agreement, and no such actions or omissions shall be deemed a breach of this Agreement; or (b) will be construed to prohibit, limit, or restrict Stockholder from exercising Stockholder’s fiduciary duties as an officer or director to the Company or its stockholders.
11.           Further Assurances.
Each Stockholder agrees, from time to time, and without additional consideration, to execute and deliver such additional documents and other instruments and to take all such further action as Parent may reasonably request to consummate and make effective the transactions contemplated by this Agreement.
12.           RESERVED
13.           Specific Performance.
Each Party hereto acknowledges that it will be difficult to measure in money the damage to the other Party if a Party hereto fails to comply with any of the obligations imposed by this Agreement, that every such obligation is material and that, in the event of any such failure, the other Party may not have an adequate remedy at law or damages. Accordingly, each Party hereto agrees that the other party may seek injunctive relief or other equitable remedy, in addition to remedies at law or damages, as a remedy for any such failure and will not oppose the seeking of such relief on the basis that the other Party has an adequate remedy at law. Each Party hereto agrees that it will not seek, and agrees to waive any requirement for, the securing or posting of a bond in connection with the other Party’s seeking or obtaining such equitable relief.
14.           Entire Agreement.
This Agreement supersedes all prior agreements, written or oral, between the Parties hereto with respect to the subject matter hereof and contains the entire agreement between the Parties with respect to the subject matter hereof. This Agreement may not be amended or supplemented, and no provisions hereof may be modified or waived, except by an instrument in writing signed by both of the Parties hereto. No waiver of any provisions hereof by either Party shall be deemed a waiver of any other provisions hereof by such Party, nor shall any such waiver be deemed a continuing waiver of any provision hereof by such Party.
15.           Notices.
All notices, requests, consents, claims, demands, waivers and other communications hereunder shall be in writing and shall be deemed to have been given: (a) when delivered by hand (with written confirmation of receipt); (b) when received by the addressee if sent by a nationally recognized overnight courier (receipt requested); (c) on the date sent by email of a PDF document (with confirmation of transmission) if sent during normal business hours of the recipient, and on the next Business Day if sent after normal business hours of the recipient; or (d) on the third day after the date mailed, by certified or registered mail, return receipt requested, postage prepaid. Such communications must be sent to the respective Parties at the following addresses (or at such other address for a Party as shall be specified in a notice given in accordance with this Section 15):
Crexendo, Inc.
1615 South 52nd Street
Tempe, AZ 85281
Attention: Jeffrey Korn, General Counsel
Email: ***@***
with a copy (which shall not constitute notice) to:
Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
1 E. Washington St., Suite 2700
Phoenix, Arizona 85004
Attention: Matthew M. Holman, Esq.
Email: ***@***
If to a Stockholder, to the address or email address set forth for Stockholder on Schedule 1 attached hereto.
Copy to:
Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
525 B Street, Suite 2200
San Diego, California 92101
Attention: William W. Eigner, Esq.
Email: ***@***
16.           Miscellaneous.
(a)           Governing Law. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Delaware regardless of the laws that might otherwise govern under applicable principles of conflicts of laws thereof.
(b)           Submission to Jurisdiction. Each of the Parties hereto irrevocably agrees that any legal action with respect to this Agreement and the rights and obligations arising hereunder, or for recognition and enforcement of any judgment in respect of this Agreement and the rights and obligations arising hereunder brought by the other Party hereto or its successors or assigns shall be brought and determined exclusively in the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware, or in the event (but only in the event) that such court does not have subject matter jurisdiction over such legal action, in the federal court within the State of Delaware. Each of the Parties hereto agrees that mailing of process or other papers in connection with any such legal action in the manner provided in Section 15 or in such other manner as may be permitted by applicable laws, will be valid and sufficient service thereof. Each of the Parties hereto hereby irrevocably submits with regard to any such legal action for itself and in respect of its property, generally and unconditionally, to the personal jurisdiction of the aforesaid courts and agrees that it will not bring any action relating to this Agreement or any of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement in any court or tribunal other than the aforesaid courts. Each of the Parties hereto hereby irrevocably waives, and agrees not to assert, by way of motion, as a defense, counterclaim, or otherwise, in any legal action with respect to this Agreement and the rights and obligations arising hereunder, or for recognition and enforcement of any judgment in respect of this Agreement and the rights and obligations arising hereunder: (i) any claim that it is not personally subject to the jurisdiction of the above named courts for any reason other than the failure to serve process in accordance with this Section 16(b); (ii) any claim that it or its property is exempt or immune from jurisdiction of any such court or from any legal process commenced in such courts (whether through service of notice, attachment prior to judgment, attachment in aid of execution of judgment, execution of judgment, or otherwise); and (iii) to the fullest extent permitted by the applicable law, any claim that (x) the suit, action, or proceeding in such court is brought in an inconvenient forum, (y) the venue of such suit, action, or proceeding is improper, or (z) this Agreement, or the subject matter hereof, may not be enforced in or by such courts.
(d)           Expenses. All costs and expenses incurred in connection with this Agreement shall be paid by the Party incurring such cost or expense, whether or not the Mergers is consummated; provided that the Company shall pay the costs and expenses of the Stockholders.
(e)           Severability. In the event that any provision of this Agreement or the application thereof, becomes or is declared by a court of competent jurisdiction to be illegal, void or unenforceable, the remainder of this Agreement will continue in full force and effect and the application of such provision to other persons or circumstances will be interpreted so as reasonably to effect the intent of the parties hereto. The parties further agree to replace such void or unenforceable provision of this Agreement with a valid and enforceable provision that will achieve, to the extent possible, the economic, business and other purposes of such void or unenforceable provision.
(f)           Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in one or more counterparts, all of which shall be considered one and the same agreement and shall become effective when one or more counterparts have been signed by each of the parties and delivered to the other party, it being understood that all parties need not sign the same counterpart. The exchange of a fully executed Agreement (in counterparts or otherwise) by facsimile, electronic transmission in PDF or any electronic signature complying with the U.S. federal ESIGN Act of 2000, e.g., format shall be sufficient to bind the parties to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
(g)           Section Headings. All section headings herein are for convenience of reference only and are not part of this Agreement, and no construction or reference shall be derived therefrom.
(h)           Assignment. Neither Party to this Agreement may assign any of its rights or obligations under this Agreement without the prior written consent of the other Party hereto, except that Parent may assign, in its sole discretion, all or any of its rights, interests and obligations hereunder to any of its Affiliates. Subject to the preceding sentence, this Agreement will be binding upon, inure to the benefit of and be enforceable by the Parties and their respective permitted successors and assigns. Any assignment contrary to the provisions of this Section 16(h) shall be null and void.
(i)           No Third-Party Beneficiaries. Nothing in this Agreement, express or implied, is intended to or shall confer upon any Person other than the Parties and their respective successors and permitted assigns any legal or equitable right, benefit, or remedy of any nature under or by reason of this Agreement.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Parties hereto have executed and delivered this Agreement as of the date first written above.
By /s/ Steven G. Mihaylo .
Name: Steven G. Mihaylo
Title: Chief Executive Officer
[Signature Page to Voting and Support Agreement]
/s/ Anand Buch
Name: Anand Buch
[Signature Page to Voting and Support Agreement]
/s/ David T.K. Wang
Name: David T.K. Wang
[Signature Page to Voting and Support Agreement]
/s/ James Murphy
Name: James Murphy
[Signature Page to Voting and Support Agreement]
I, [SIGNING SPOUSE NAME], spouse of [STOCKHOLDER NAME], acknowledge that I have read the Voting and Support Agreement, dated as of March ___, 2021, by and among Crexendo, Inc., a Nevada corporation and those certain stockholders of NetSapiens, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), indicated on the signature pages therein, to which this Consent is attached as Exhibit A (as the same may be amended or amended and restated from time to time, the “Agreement”), and that I understand the contents of the Agreement. I am aware that my spouse is a party to the Agreement and the Agreement contains provisions regarding the voting and transfer of the Shares (as defined in the Agreement) of the Company which my spouse may own, including any interest I might have therein.
I hereby agree that I and any interest, including any community property interest, that I may have in any of the Shares subject to the Agreement shall be irrevocably bound by the Agreement, including any restrictions on the transfer or other disposition of any of the Shares or voting or other obligations as set forth in the Agreement. I hereby appoint [STOCKHOLDER NAME] as my attorney-in-fact with respect to the exercise of any rights and obligations under the Agreement.
This Consent shall be binding on my executors, administrators, heirs and assigns. I agree to execute and deliver such documents as may be necessary to carry out the intent of the Agreement and this Consent.
I am aware that the legal, financial and related matters contained in the Agreement are complex and that I am free to seek independent professional guidance or counsel with respect to this Consent. I have either sought such guidance or counsel or determined after reviewing the Agreement carefully that I will waive such right. I am under no disability or impairment that affects my decision to sign this Consent and I knowingly and voluntarily intend to be legally bound by this Consent.
Dated as of __________
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