EX-10.2 4 ea132952ex10-2_gxacquisit.htm FORM OF STOCKHOLDER SUPPORT AGREEMENT
FORM OF STOCKHOLDER SUPPORT AGREEMENT
This Stockholder Support Agreement (this “Agreement”) is dated as of January 8, 2021, by and among GX Acquisition Corp., a Delaware corporation (“GX”), the Persons set forth on Schedule I hereto (each, a “Company Stockholder” and, collectively, the “Company Stockholders”), and Celularity Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”). Capitalized terms used but not defined herein shall have the respective meanings ascribed to such terms in the Merger Agreement (as defined below).
WHEREAS, as of the date hereof, the Company Stockholders are the holders of record and “beneficial owners” (within the meaning of Rule 13d-3 of the Exchange Act) of such number of shares of Company Common Stock and Company Preferred Stock as are indicated opposite each of their names on Schedule I attached hereto (all such shares of Company Common Stock and Company Preferred Stock, together with any shares of Company Common Stock or Company Preferred Stock of which ownership of record or the power to vote (including, without limitation, by proxy or power of attorney) is hereafter acquired by any such Company Stockholder during the period from the date hereof through the Expiration Time are referred to herein as the “Subject Shares”);
WHEREAS, concurrently with the execution of this Agreement, GX, Alpha First Merger Sub, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“First Merger Sub”), Alpha Second Merger Sub, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“Second Merger Sub”) and the Company entered into a Merger Agreement and Plan of Reorganization (as amended or modified from time to time, the “Merger Agreement”) pursuant to which, among other transactions, First Merger Sub will merge with and into the Company (the “First Merger”), with the Company surviving the First Merger as a wholly owned subsidiary of GX (the Company, in its capacity as the surviving corporation of the First Merger, is sometimes referred to as the “Surviving Corporation”), and immediately following the First Merger, the Surviving Corporation will merge with and into Second Merger Sub (the “Second Merger” and, together with the First Merger, the “Mergers”), with Second Merger Sub being the surviving entity of the Second Merger; and each share of Company Preferred Stock that is issued and outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Time will be automatically converted into a number of shares of Company Common Stock at the then-effective conversion rate as calculated pursuant to the Company Charter (the “Preferred Conversion”), and each share of Company Common Stock (including shares of Company Common Stock resulting from the conversion of Company Preferred Stock pursuant to the Preferred Conversion) that is issued and outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Time will be canceled and converted into the right to receive a certain number of shares of GX Class A Common Stock pursuant, and subject to, the terms of the Merger Agreement; and
WHEREAS, as an inducement to GX and the Company to enter into the Merger Agreement and to consummate the transactions contemplated therein, the parties hereto desire to agree to certain matters as set forth herein.
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the foregoing and the mutual agreements contained herein, and intending to be legally bound hereby, the parties hereto hereby agree as follows:
stockholder SUPPORT AGREEMENT; COVENANTS
Section 1.1 No Transfer. During the period commencing on the date hereof and ending on the earlier to occur of (a) the Effective Time, and (b) such date and time as the Merger Agreement shall be terminated in accordance with Section 9.01 thereof (the “Expiration Time”), each Company Stockholder shall not (i) sell, offer to sell, contract or agree to sell, hypothecate, pledge, grant any option to purchase or otherwise dispose of or agree to dispose of, directly or indirectly, file (or participate in the filing of) a registration statement with the SEC (other than the Proxy Statement and Registration Statement) or establish or increase a put equivalent position or liquidate or decrease a call equivalent position within the meaning of Section 16 of the Exchange Act, with respect to any Subject Shares, (ii) enter into any swap or other arrangement that transfers to another, in whole or in part, any of the economic consequences of ownership of any Subject Shares (clauses (i) and (ii) collectively, a “Transfer”) or (iii) publicly announce any intention to effect any transaction specified in clause (i) or (ii), provided, however, that (i) if a Company Stockholder is an individual, such Company Stockholder may Transfer any such Subject Shares (A) to any member of such Company Stockholder’s immediate family, or to a trust for the benefit of such Company Stockholder or any member of such Company Stockholder’s immediate family, the sole trustees of which are such Company Stockholder or any member of such Company Stockholder’s immediate family or (B) by will, other testamentary document or under the laws of intestacy upon the death of such Company Stockholder; or (ii) if a Company Stockholder is an entity, such Company Stockholder may Transfer any Subject Shares to any partner, member, or affiliate of such Company Stockholder in accordance with the terms of the Company Charter; provided further, that in each case such transferee of such Subject Shares evidences in a writing reasonably satisfactory to GX such transferee’s agreement to be bound by and subject to the terms and provisions hereof to the same extent as such transferring Company Stockholder.
Section 1.2 New Shares. In the event that, during the period commencing on the date hereof and ending at the Expiration Time, (a) any Subject Shares are issued to a Company Stockholder after the date of this Agreement pursuant to any stock dividend, stock split, recapitalization, reclassification, combination or exchange of Subject Shares or otherwise, (b) a Company Stockholder purchases or otherwise acquires beneficial ownership of any Subject Shares or (c) a Company Stockholder acquires the right to vote or share in the voting of any Subject Shares (collectively the “New Securities”), then such New Securities acquired or purchased by such Company Stockholder shall be subject to the terms of this Agreement to the same extent as if they constituted the Subject Shares owned by such Company Stockholder as of the date hereof.
Section 1.3 Stockholder Agreements. Hereafter until the Expiration Time, each Company Stockholder hereby unconditionally and irrevocably agrees that, at any meeting of the Stockholders of the Company (or any adjournment or postponement thereof), and in any action by written consent of the Stockholders of the Company requested by the Company Board or otherwise undertaken as contemplated by the Transactions (which written consent shall be delivered promptly, and in any event within forty-eight (48) hours, after the Registration Statement (as contemplated by the Merger Agreement) becomes effective), such Company Stockholder shall, if a meeting is held, appear at the meeting, in person or by proxy, or otherwise cause its Subject Shares to be counted as present thereat for purposes of establishing a quorum, and such Company Stockholder shall vote or provide consent (or cause to be voted or consented), in person or by proxy, all of its Subject Shares:
(a) to approve and adopt the Merger Agreement and the Transactions;
(b) to the extent such Company Stockholder’s Subject Shares include shares of Company Preferred Stock, to authorize and approve the Preferred Conversion;
(c) in any other circumstances upon which a consent or other approval is required under the Company Charter or otherwise sought with respect to the Merger Agreement or the Transactions, to vote, consent or approve (or cause to be voted, consented or approved) all of such Company Stockholder’s Subject Shares held at such time in favor thereof;
(d) against and withhold consent with respect to any merger, purchase of all or substantially all of the Company’s assets or other business combination transaction (other than the Merger Agreement and the Transactions); and
(e) against any proposal, action or agreement that would (A) impede, frustrate, prevent or nullify any provision of this Agreement, the Merger Agreement or the Mergers, (B) result in a breach in any respect of any covenant, representation, warranty or any other obligation or agreement of the Company under the Merger Agreement or (C) result in any of the conditions set forth in Article VIII of the Merger Agreement not being fulfilled prior to the Outside Date;
provided, however, that such Company Stockholder shall not vote or provide consent with respect to any of its Subject Shares that are not held by the Company’s directors, officers, affiliates or greater than 5% shareholders of the Company, or take any other action, in each case to the extent any such vote, consent or other action would preclude GX from filing the Registration Statement with the SEC as contemplated by the Merger Agreement. Each Company Stockholder hereby agrees that it shall not commit or agree to take any action inconsistent with the foregoing prior to the Expiration Time.
Section 1.4 No Challenges. Each Company Stockholder agrees not to commence, join in, facilitate, assist or encourage, and agrees to take all actions necessary to opt out of any class in any class action with respect to, any claim, derivative or otherwise, against GX, First Merger Sub, Second Merger Sub, the Company or any of their respective successors or directors (a) challenging the validity of, or seeking to enjoin the operation of, any provision of this Agreement or (b) alleging a breach of any fiduciary duty of any person in connection with the evaluation, negotiation or entry into the Merger Agreement.
Section 1.5 Affiliate Agreements. Each Company Stockholder hereby agrees and consents to the termination of (i) that certain Amended and Restated Investors’ Rights Agreement, dated as of March 16, 2020, as amended, by and among the Company and the other parties thereto (the “Investors’ Rights Agreement”); (ii) that certain Amended and Restated Voting Agreement, dated as of March 16, 2020, as amended, by and among the Company and the other parties thereto (the “Voting Agreement”); (iii) those agreements set forth on Schedule II (the “Other Stockholder Agreements” and, together with the Investors’ Rights Agreement and the Voting Agreement, the “Investment Agreements”) and (iv) any other Contracts set forth on Section 4.20 of the Company Disclosure Schedule to which such Company Stockholder is party and any other Contract contemplated by Section 7.21 of the Merger Agreement to which such Company Stockholder is a Party, except for the contracts set forth on Section 7.21 of the Company Disclosure Schedule, in each case of the foregoing clauses (i) through (iv), effective as of the Effective Time without any further liability or obligation to the Company, the Company’s Subsidiaries, GX, First Merger Sub or Second Merger Sub.
Section 1.6 Binding Effect of Merger Agreement. Each Company Stockholder shall be bound by and comply with Sections 7.05(a) (Non-Solicitation) and 7.11 (Public Announcements) of the Merger Agreement (and any relevant definitions contained in any such Sections) as if (a) such Company Stockholder was an original signatory to the Merger Agreement with respect to such provisions, and (b) each reference to the “Company” contained in Section 7.05(a) of the Merger Agreement (other than for purposes of the definition of Acquisition Proposal) also referred to each such Company Stockholder.
Section 1.7 Registration Rights Agreement. Each of the Company Stockholders set forth on Schedule III will deliver, substantially simultaneously with the Effective Time, a duly-executed copy of the Registration Rights Agreement substantially in the form attached as Exhibit A to the Merger Agreement.
Section 1.8 Further Assurances. Each Company Stockholder shall execute and deliver, or cause to be delivered, such additional documents, and take, or cause to be taken, all such further actions and do, or cause to be done, all things reasonably necessary (including under applicable Laws), or reasonably requested by GX or the Company, to effect the actions and consummate the Mergers and the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement and the Merger Agreement (including the Transactions), in each case, on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth therein and herein, as applicable.
Section 1.9 No Inconsistent Agreement. Each Company Stockholder hereby represents and covenants that such Company Stockholder has not entered into, and shall not enter into, any agreement, or amend or modify any existing agreement, that would restrict, limit or interfere with the performance of such Company Stockholder’s obligations hereunder.
Section 1.10 Consent to Disclosure. Each Company Stockholder hereby consents to the publication and disclosure in the Proxy Statement and Registration Statement (and, as and to the extent otherwise required by applicable securities Laws or the SEC or any other securities authorities, any other documents or communications provided by GX or the Company to any Governmental Authority or to securityholders of GX) of such Company Stockholder’s identity and beneficial ownership of Subject Shares and the nature of such Company Stockholder’s commitments, arrangements and understandings under and relating to this Agreement and, if deemed appropriate by GX or the Company, a copy of this Agreement. Each Company Stockholder will promptly provide any information reasonably requested by GX or the Company for any regulatory application or filing made or approval sought in connection with the Transactions (including filings with the SEC).
Section 1.11 Irrevocable Proxy. Upon the failure of a Company Stockholder to provide its consent or vote its Subject Shares in accordance with Section 1.3 of this Agreement pursuant to any action by written consent of the stockholders of the Company requested by the Company Board or otherwise undertaken as contemplated by the Transactions or at any applicable meeting of the stockholders of the Company, such Company Stockholder shall be deemed to have irrevocably granted to, and appointed, the Company, and any designee thereof, and each of them individually, as such Company Stockholder’s proxy and attorney-in-fact (with full power of substitution), for and in such Company Stockholder’s name, place and stead, to deliver any action by written consent of the stockholders of the Company requested by the Company Board or otherwise undertaken as contemplated by the Transactions or attend any meeting of the stockholders of the Company concerning any of the matters specified in Section 1.3, to include such Subject Shares in any computation for purposes of establishing a quorum at any such meeting of the stockholders of the Company and to provide consent or vote such Company Stockholder’s Subject Shares in any action by written consent of the stockholders of the Company or at any meeting of the stockholders of the Company called with respect to any of the matters specified in, and in accordance and consistent with, Section 1.3 of this Agreement. The Company Stockholder hereby affirms that the irrevocable proxy is coupled with an interest and may under no circumstances be revoked and that such irrevocable proxy is executed and intended to be irrevocable. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement, the irrevocable proxy granted hereunder shall automatically terminate upon the termination of this Agreement.
REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
Section 2.1 Representations and Warranties of the Company Stockholders. Each Company Stockholder represents and warrants as of the date hereof to GX and the Company (solely with respect to itself, himself or herself and not with respect to any other Company Stockholder) as follows:
(a) Organization; Due Authorization. If such Company Stockholder is not an individual, it is duly organized, validly existing and in good standing under the Laws of the jurisdiction in which it is incorporated, formed, organized or constituted, and the execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement and the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby are within such Company Stockholder’s corporate, limited liability company or organizational powers and have been duly authorized by all necessary corporate, limited liability company or organizational actions on the part of such Company Stockholder. If such Company Stockholder is an individual, such Company Stockholder has full legal capacity, right and authority to execute and deliver this Agreement and to perform his or her obligations hereunder. This Agreement has been duly executed and delivered by such Company Stockholder and, assuming due authorization, execution and delivery by the other parties to this Agreement, this Agreement constitutes a legally valid and binding obligation of such Company Stockholder, enforceable against such Company Stockholder in accordance with the terms hereof (subject to the Remedies Exception). If this Agreement is being executed in a representative or fiduciary capacity, the Person signing this Agreement has full power and authority to enter into this Agreement on behalf of the applicable Company Stockholder.
(b) Ownership. Such Company Stockholder is the record and beneficial owner (as defined in the Securities Act) of, and has good title to, all of such Company Stockholder’s Subject Shares, and there exist no Liens or any other limitation or restriction (including any restriction on the right to vote, sell or otherwise dispose of such Subject Shares (other than transfer restrictions under the Securities Act)) affecting any such Subject Shares, other than Liens pursuant to (i) this Agreement, (ii) the Company Charter, (iii) the Merger Agreement, (iv) the Voting Agreement or (v) any applicable securities Laws. Such Company Stockholder’s Subject Shares are the only equity securities in the Company owned of record or beneficially by such Company Stockholder on the date of this Agreement, and none of such Company Stockholder’s Subject Shares are subject to any proxy, voting trust or other agreement or arrangement with respect to the voting of such Subject Shares, except as provided hereunder and under the Voting Agreement. Other than the Company Warrants or Company Options set forth opposite such Company Stockholder’s name on Schedule I, such Company Stockholder does not hold or own any rights to acquire (directly or indirectly) any equity securities of the Company or any equity securities convertible into, or which can be exchanged for, equity securities of the Company.
(c) No Conflicts. The execution and delivery of this Agreement by such Company Stockholder does not, and the performance by such Company Stockholder of his, her or its obligations hereunder will not, (i) if such Company Stockholder is not an individual, conflict with or result in a violation of the organizational documents of such Company Stockholder or (ii) require any consent or approval that has not been given or other action that has not been taken by any Person (including under any Contract binding upon such Company Stockholder or such Company Stockholder’s Subject Shares) to the extent such consent, approval or other action would prevent, enjoin or materially delay the performance by such Company Stockholder of its, his or her obligations under this Agreement.
(d) Litigation. There are no Actions pending against such Company Stockholder, or to the knowledge of such Company Stockholder threatened against such Company Stockholder, before (or, in the case of threatened Actions, that would be before) any arbitrator or any Governmental Authority, which in any manner challenges or seeks to prevent, enjoin or materially delay the performance by such Company Stockholder of its, his or her obligations under this Agreement.
(e) Adequate Information. Such Company Stockholder is a sophisticated stockholder and has adequate information concerning the business and financial condition of GX and the Company to make an informed decision regarding this Agreement and the Transactions and has independently and without reliance upon GX or the Company and based on such information as such Company Stockholder has deemed appropriate, made its own analysis and decision to enter into this Agreement. Such Company Stockholder acknowledges that GX and the Company have not made and do not make any representation or warranty, whether express or implied, of any kind or character except as expressly set forth in this Agreement. Such Company Stockholder acknowledges that the agreements contained herein with respect to the Subject Shares held by such Company Stockholder are irrevocable.
(f) Brokerage Fees. Except for Ardea Partners LP and as set forth on Section 4.22 of the Company Disclosure Schedule, no broker, finder, investment banker or other Person is entitled to any brokerage fee, finders’ fee or other commission in connection with the Transactions based upon arrangements made by such Company Stockholder, for which the Company or any of its Subsidiaries may become liable.
(g) Acknowledgment. Such Company Stockholder understands and acknowledges that each of GX and the Company is entering into the Merger Agreement in reliance upon such Company Stockholder’s execution and delivery of this Agreement.
Section 3.1 Termination. This Agreement and all of its provisions shall terminate and be of no further force or effect upon the earlier of (a) the Expiration Time and (b) as to each Company Stockholder, the written agreement of GX, the Company and such Company Stockholder; provided, however, that each Company Stockholder may, in its sole discretion, terminate this Agreement, solely with respect to such Company Stockholder, following any modification or amendment to, or the waiver of any provision of, the Merger Agreement or any schedule or exhibit thereto (including the Company Disclosure Schedule), as in effect on the date hereof, that specifically and expressly gives a right to a named Company Stockholder without the prior written consent of such named Company Stockholder. Upon such termination of this Agreement, all obligations of the parties under this Agreement will terminate, without any liability or other obligation on the part of any party hereto to any Person in respect hereof or the transactions contemplated hereby, and no party hereto shall have any claim against another (and no person shall have any rights against such party), whether under contract, tort or otherwise, with respect to the subject matter hereof; provided, however, that the termination of this Agreement shall not relieve any party hereto from liability arising in respect of any breach of this Agreement prior to such termination. This ARTICLE III shall survive the termination of this Agreement.
Section 3.2 Governing Law. This Agreement shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the Laws of the State of Delaware applicable to contracts executed in and to be performed in that State. All legal actions and proceedings arising out of or relating to this Agreement shall be heard and determined exclusively in any Delaware Chancery Court; provided, that if jurisdiction is not then available in the Delaware Chancery Court, then any such legal Action may be brought in any federal court located in the State of Delaware or any other Delaware state court. The parties hereto hereby (a) irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the aforesaid courts for themselves and with respect to their respective properties for the purpose of any Action arising out of or relating to this Agreement brought by any party hereto, and (b) agree not to commence any Action relating thereto except in the courts described above in Delaware, other than Actions in any court of competent jurisdiction to enforce any judgment, decree or award rendered by any such court in Delaware as described herein. Each of the parties further agrees that notice as provided herein shall constitute sufficient service of process and the parties further waive any argument that such service is insufficient. Each of the parties hereby irrevocably and unconditionally waives, and agrees not to assert, by way of motion or as a defense, counterclaim or otherwise, in any Action arising out of or relating to this Agreement or the transactions contemplated hereby, (a) any claim that it is not personally subject to the jurisdiction of the courts in Delaware as described herein for any reason, (b) 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 (c) that (i) the Action in any such court is brought in an inconvenient forum, (ii) the venue of such Action is improper or (iii) this Agreement, or the subject matter hereof, may not be enforced in or by such courts.
Section 3.3 WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL. Each of the parties hereto hereby waives to the fullest extent permitted by applicable Law any right it may have to a trial by jury with respect to any litigation directly or indirectly arising out of, under or in connection with this Agreement or the Transactions. Each of the parties hereto (a) certifies that no representative, agent or attorney of any other party has represented, expressly or otherwise, that such other party would not, in the event of litigation, seek to enforce that foregoing waiver and (b) acknowledges that it and the other hereto have been induced to enter into this Agreement and the Transactions, as applicable, by, among other things, the mutual waivers and certifications in this Section 3.3.
Section 3.4 Assignment. This Agreement and all of the provisions hereof will be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective heirs, successors and permitted assigns. Neither this Agreement nor any of the rights, interests or obligations hereunder will be assigned (including by operation of law) without the prior written consent of the parties hereto.
Section 3.5 Specific Performance. The parties agree that irreparable damage would occur if any provision of this Agreement were not performed in accordance with the terms hereof, and, accordingly, that the parties shall be entitled to an injunction or injunctions to prevent breaches of this Agreement or to enforce specifically the performance of the terms and provisions hereof in the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware or, if that court does not have jurisdiction, any court of the United States located in the State of Delaware without proof of actual damages or otherwise, in addition to any other remedy to which they are entitled at law or in equity as expressly permitted in this Agreement. Each of the parties hereby further waives (a) any defense in any action for specific performance that a remedy at law would be adequate and (b) any requirement under any Law to post security or a bond as a prerequisite to obtaining equitable relief.
Section 3.6 Amendment; Waiver. This Agreement may not be amended, changed, supplemented, waived or otherwise modified or terminated, except upon the execution and delivery of a written agreement executed by GX, the Company and the Company Stockholders.
Section 3.7 Severability. If any provision of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable by any court of competent jurisdiction, the other provisions of this Agreement will remain in full force and effect. Any provision of this Agreement held invalid or unenforceable only in part or degree will remain in full force and effect to the extent not held invalid or unenforceable.
Section 3.8 Notices. All notices, requests, claims, demands and other communications hereunder shall be in writing and shall be given (and shall be deemed to have been duly given upon receipt) by delivery in person, by email or by registered or certified mail (postage prepaid, return receipt requested) 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 3.8:
If to GX:
GX Acquisition Corp.
1325 Avenue of the Americas, 25th Floor
New York, New York 10019
Attention: Jay Bloom and Dean Kehler
Email: ***@*** and ***@***
with a copy to (which will not constitute notice):
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
One Manhattan West
New York, New York 10001
|Attention:||Michael Chitwood |
If to the Company:
170 Park Avenue
Florham Park, NJ 07932
Attention: Keary Dunn
with a copy to (which shall not constitute notice):
55 Hudson Yards
New York, NY 10001-2157
|Attention:||Yvan-Claude Pierre |
If to a Company Stockholder:
To such Company Stockholder’s notice information set forth in Schedule I.
Section 3.9 Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in two or more counterparts (any of which may be delivered by electronic transmission), each of which shall constitute an original, and all of which taken together shall constitute one and the same instrument.
Section 3.10 Entire Agreement. This Agreement and the agreements referenced herein constitute the entire agreement and understanding of the parties hereto in respect of the subject matter hereof and supersede all prior understandings, agreements or representations by or among the parties hereto to the extent they relate in any way to the subject matter hereof.
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Company Stockholders, GX, and the Company have each caused this Stockholder Support Agreement to be duly executed as of the date first written above.
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