REGISTRATION RIGHTS AGREEMENT
THIS REGISTRATION RIGHTS AGREEMENT (this Agreement), dated as of [●], is made and entered into by and among GLADSTONE ACQUISITION CORPORATION, a Delaware corporation (the Company), GLADSTONE SPONSOR, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the Sponsor), KINGSWOOD CAPITAL MARKETS, DIVISION OF BENCHMARK INVESTMENTS, INC. (Kingswood) and the undersigned parties listed on the signature page hereto under Holders (each such party together with the Sponsor, Kingswood 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 Company has 2,875,000 shares of Class B common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (the Founder Shares), issued and outstanding, up to 375,000 of which will be forfeited to the Company for no consideration depending on the extent to which the underwriters of the Companys initial public offering exercise their over-allotment option;
WHEREAS, the Founder Shares are convertible into shares of the Companys Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (the Common Stock), on the terms and conditions provided in the Companys amended and restated certificate of incorporation;
WHEREAS, on [●], 2021, the Company and the Sponsor entered into that certain Private Placement Warrants Purchase Agreement (the Private Placement Warrants Purchase Agreement), pursuant to which the Sponsor agreed to purchase 4,200,000 private placement warrants (or 4,500,000 private placement warrants if the 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;
WHEREAS, on [●], 2021, the Company and the Kingswood entered into that certain Representative Shares Purchase Agreement (the Representative Shares Purchase Agreement), pursuant to which Kingswood agreed to purchase 120,000 shares (the Representative Shares) of Common Stock in a private placement transaction occurring simultaneously with the closing of the Companys initial public offering;
WHEREAS, in order to finance the Companys transaction costs in connection with its search for and consummation of an initial Business Combination (as defined below), the Sponsor, an affiliate of the Sponsor, certain of the Companys officers and directors or other third parties may loan to the Company funds as the Company may require, of which up to $1,500,000 of such loans may be convertible into private placement-equivalent warrants (Working Capital Warrants) at a price of $1.00 per warrant at the option of the lender; 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 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: