Amendment No. 1 to Warrant Agreement dated December 24, 2020, by and between Shift Technologies, Inc. and Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company

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Exhibit 10.1




This Amendment (this “Amendment”) is made as of December 24, 2020 by and between Shift Technologies, Inc., a Delaware corporation f/k/a Insurance Acquisition Corp. (the “Company”), and Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, a New York corporation, as warrant agent (the “Warrant Agent”), and constitutes an amendment to that certain Warrant Agreement, dated as of March 19, 2019 (the “Existing Warrant Agreement”), between the Company and the Warrant Agent. Capitalized terms used but not otherwise defined in this Amendment shall have the meanings given to such terms in the Existing Warrant Agreement.


WHEREAS, Section 9.8 of the Existing Warrant Agreement provides that the Company and the Warrant Agent may amend the Existing Warrant Agreement with the written consent of the Registered Holders of 65% of the outstanding Public Warrants;


WHEREAS, the Company desires to amend the Existing Warrant Agreement to provide the Company with the right to require the holders of Public Warrants to exchange all of the outstanding Public Warrants for shares of the Company’s Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, and cash on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth herein; and


WHEREAS, following a consent solicitation undertaken by the Company, the Registered Holders of more than 65% of the outstanding Public Warrants have consented to and approved this Amendment.


NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual agreements contained herein and other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, and intending to be legally bound hereby, the parties hereto agree to amend the Existing Warrant Agreement as set forth herein.


1. Amendment of Existing Warrant Agreement.    The Existing Warrant Agreement is hereby amended by adding the new Section 6A thereto:


“6A Mandatory Exchange.


6A.1 Company Election to Exchange.    Notwithstanding any other provision in this Agreement to the contrary, not less than all of the outstanding Warrants may be exchanged, at the option of the Company, at any time while they are exercisable and prior to their expiration, at the office of the Warrant Agent, upon notice to the Registered Holders of the Warrants, as described in Section 6A.2 below, for shares of Common Stock, at the exchange rate of 0.225 shares of Common Stock and $0.90 in cash for every Warrant held by the holder thereof (the “Consideration”) (subject to equitable adjustment by the Company in the event of any stock splits, stock dividends, recapitalizations or similar transaction with respect to the Common Stock). The aggregate Consideration payable to each former Registered Holder shall be rounded up to the nearest whole share after multiplying the aggregate number of outstanding Warrants held by such former Registered Holder by the Consideration.


6A.2 Date Fixed for, and Notice of, Exchange.    In the event that the Company elects to exchange all of the Warrants, the Company shall fix a date for the exchange (the “Exchange Date”). Notice of exchange shall be mailed by first class mail, postage prepaid, by the Company not less than fifteen (15) days prior to the Exchange Date to the Registered Holders of the Warrants at their last addresses as they shall appear on the registration books. Any notice mailed in the manner herein provided shall be conclusively presumed to have been duly given whether or not the Registered Holder received such notice.


6A.3 Exercise After Notice of Exchange.    The Warrants may be exercised, for cash (or on a “cashless basis” in accordance with subsection 3.3.1(b) of this Agreement) at any time after notice of redemption shall have been given by the Company pursuant to Section 6A.2 hereof and prior to the Exchange Date. On and after the Exchange Date, the record holder of the Warrants shall have no further rights except to receive, upon surrender of the Warrants, the Consideration.


2. Miscellaneous Provisions.


2.1 Severability.    This Amendment shall be deemed severable, and the invalidity or unenforceability of any term or provision hereof shall not affect the validity or enforceability of this Amendment or of any other term or provision hereof. Furthermore, in lieu of any such invalid or unenforceable term or provision, the parties hereto intend that there shall be added as a part of this Amendment a provision as similar in terms to such invalid or unenforceable provision as may be possible and be valid and enforceable.





2.2 Applicable Law and Exclusive Forum.    The validity, interpretation and performance of this Amendment shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the State of New York, without giving effect to conflict of laws. The parties hereby agree that any action, proceeding or claim against it arising out of or relating in any way to this Amendment shall be brought and enforced in the courts of the State of New York or the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, and irrevocably submits to such jurisdiction, which jurisdiction shall be exclusive. Each of the parties hereby waives any objection to such exclusive jurisdiction and that such courts represent an inconvenient forum. Notwithstanding the foregoing, this Section 2.2 will not apply to suits brought to enforce any liability or duty created by the Securities Act or the Exchange Act or any other claim for which the federal courts have exclusive jurisdiction.


2.3 Counterparts.    This Amendment may be executed in any number of counterparts, and by facsimile or portable document format (pdf) transmission, and each of such counterparts shall for all purposes be deemed to be an original and all such counterparts shall together constitute but one and the same instrument.


2.4 Effect of Headings.    The Section headings herein are for convenience only and are not part of this Amendment and shall not affect the interpretation thereof.


2.5 Entire Agreement.    The Existing Warrant Agreement, as modified by this Amendment, constitutes the entire understanding of the parties and supersedes all prior agreements, understandings, arrangements, promises and commitments, whether written or oral, express or implied, relating to the subject matter hereof, and all such prior agreements, understandings, arrangements, promises and commitments are hereby canceled and terminated.


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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, each of the parties has caused this Amendment to be duly executed as of the date first above written.


  By: /s/ George Arison
  Name: George Arison
  Title: Co-CEO


  By: /s/ Douglas Reed
  Name: Douglas Reed
  Title: Vice President


[Signature Page to Warrant Agreement Amendment]