REGISTRATION AND SHAREHOLDER RIGHTS AGREEMENT
THIS REGISTRATION AND SHAREHOLDER RIGHTS AGREEMENT (this Agreement), dated as of [ ], 2021, is made and entered into by and among Independence Holdings Corp., a Cayman Islands exempted company (the Company), Independence Sponsor LLC, a Cayman Islands limited liability company (the Sponsor), and the undersigned parties listed under Holder on the signature page hereto (each such party, together with the Sponsor and any person or entity who hereafter becomes a party to this Agreement pursuant to Section 6.2 of this Agreement, a Holder and collectively the Holders).
WHEREAS, the Sponsor currently owns 11,500,000 (up to 1,500,000 of which are subject to forfeiture depending on the extent to which the underwriters over-allotment option is exercised) shares of the Companys Class B ordinary shares, par value $0.0001 per share (the Class B Ordinary Shares);
WHEREAS, the Class B Ordinary Shares are convertible into the Companys Class A ordinary shares, par value $0.0001 per share (the Ordinary Shares), at the time of the initial Business Combination on a one-for-one basis, subject to adjustment, on the terms and conditions provided in the Companys amended and restated memorandum and articles of association, as may be amended from time to time;
WHEREAS, on [ ], 2021, the Company and the Sponsor (the Purchaser) entered into that certain Private Placement Warrants Purchase Agreement, pursuant to which the Purchaser agreed to purchase 7,800,000 warrants (or up to 8,600,000 warrants if the Underwriters (as defined below) option to purchase additional units in connection with the Companys initial public offering 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, in order to finance the Companys transaction costs in connection with an intended Business Combination (as defined below), the Sponsor or certain of the Companys officers or directors may, but are not obligated to, loan the Company funds as the Company may require, of which up to $1,000,000 of such loans may be convertible into an additional 1,500,000 Private Placement Warrants (the Working Capital Warrants); 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 mutual 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:
1.1 Definitions. The terms defined in this Article I shall, for all purposes of this Agreement, have the respective meanings set forth below:
Adverse Disclosure shall mean any public disclosure of material non-public information, which disclosure, in the good faith judgment of the principal executive officer or principal financial officer of the Company, after consultation with counsel to the Company, (i) would be required to be made in any Registration Statement or Prospectus in order for the applicable Registration Statement or Prospectus not to contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements contained therein (in the case of any prospectus and any preliminary prospectus, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made) not misleading, (ii) would not be required to be made at such time if the Registration Statement were not being filed, and (iii) the Company has a bona fide business purpose for not making such information public.
Agreement shall have the meaning given in the Preamble.
Board shall mean the Board of Directors of the Company.
Business Combination shall mean any merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization or other similar business combination with one or more businesses, involving the Company.
Commission shall mean the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Company shall have the meaning given in the Preamble.
Demand Registration shall have the meaning given in subsection 2.1.1.
Demanding Holder shall have the meaning given in subsection 2.1.1.