Tender and Support Agreement, dated as of January 5, 2019, by and among Eli Lilly and Company, Bowfin Acquisition Corporation and Aisling Capital III, LP
TENDER AND SUPPORT AGREEMENT
This TENDER AND SUPPORT AGREEMENT (this Agreement), dated as of January 5, 2019, is entered into by and among Eli Lilly and Company, an Indiana corporation (Parent), Bowfin Acquisition Corporation, a Delaware corporation and a direct wholly owned subsidiary of Parent (Merger Sub), and each of the entities set forth on Schedule A hereto (each, a Stockholder and collectively, the Stockholders). All terms used but not otherwise defined in this Agreement shall have the respective meanings ascribed to such terms in the Merger Agreement (as defined below).
WHEREAS, as of the date hereof, each Stockholder is the record and/or beneficial owner (as defined in Rule 13d-3 under the Exchange Act) of the number of shares Company Common Stock and Company Stock Options, if any, in each case set forth opposite such Stockholders name on Schedule A (all such shares of Company Common Stock and Company Stock Options set forth on Schedule A next to the Stockholders name, together with any shares of Company Common Stock or any other securities of the Company that are hereafter issued to or otherwise directly or indirectly acquired by any Stockholder prior to the valid termination of this Agreement in accordance with Section 5.2, including for the avoidance of doubt any shares of Company Common Stock acquired by such Stockholder upon the exercise of Company Stock Options after the date hereof, being referred to herein as the Subject Shares);
WHEREAS, concurrently with the execution hereof, Parent, Merger Sub and Loxo Oncology, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the Company), are entering into an Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of the date hereof (as it may be amended from time to time pursuant to the terms thereof, the Merger Agreement), which provides, among other things, for Merger Sub to commence an offer to purchase (subject to the Offer Conditions (as defined in the Merger Agreement)) all of the issued and outstanding shares of Company Common Stock, and, following completion of the Offer (as defined in the Merger Agreement), for the Merger of Merger Sub with and into the Company, upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Merger Agreement; and
WHEREAS, as a condition to their willingness to enter into the Merger Agreement, and as an inducement and in consideration for Parent and Merger Sub to enter into the Merger Agreement, each Stockholder, severally and not jointly, and on such Stockholders own account with respect to the Subject Shares, has agreed to enter into 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 and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the parties hereto, intending to be legally bound, do hereby agree as follows:
AGREEMENT TO TENDER AND VOTE
1.1 Agreement to Tender. Subject to the terms of this Agreement, each Stockholder hereby agrees to validly and irrevocably tender or cause to be validly and irrevocably tendered in the Offer all of such Stockholders Subject Shares (other than Company Stock Options that are not exercised during the term of this Agreement) pursuant to and in accordance with the terms of the Offer, free and clear of all Liens except for Permitted Liens (as defined below). Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, as promptly as practicable after, but in no event later than ten (10) business days after, the commencement (within the meaning of Rule 14d-2 under the Exchange Act) of the Offer (or in the case of any shares of Company Common Stock or Company Options acquired by such Stockholder subsequent to such tenth (10th) business day, or in each case if such Stockholder has not received the Offer Documents by such time, as promptly as practicable after the acquisition of such shares or receipt of the Offer Documents, as the case may be), each Stockholder shall deliver or cause to be delivered pursuant to the terms of the Offer (a) a letter of transmittal with respect to all of such Stockholders Subject Shares complying with the terms of the Offer, (b) a certificate representing all such Subject Shares that are certificated or, in the case of a Book Entry Share, written instructions to such Stockholders broker, dealer or other nominee that such Subject Shares be tendered, including a reference to this Agreement, and requesting delivery of an agents message (or such other evidence, if any, of transfer as the Paying Agent may reasonably request) with respect to such Subject Shares, and
(c) all other documents or instruments that Parent or Merger Sub may reasonably require or request in order to effect the valid tender of such Stockholders Subject Shares in accordance with the terms of the Offer (it being understood that this sentence shall not apply to Company Stock Options that are not exercised during the term of this Agreement). Each Stockholder agrees that, once any of such Stockholders Subject Shares are tendered, such Stockholder will not withdraw and will cause not to be withdrawn such Subject Shares from the Offer at any time, unless and until this Agreement shall have been validly terminated in accordance with Section 5.2. For clarity, no Stockholder shall be required, for purposes of this Agreement, to exercise any unexercised Company Stock Options held by such Stockholder.
1.2 Agreement to Vote. Subject to the terms of this Agreement, each Stockholder hereby irrevocably and unconditionally agrees that, during the time this Agreement is in effect, at any annual or special meeting of the stockholders of the Company, however called, including any adjournment or postponement thereof, and in connection with any action proposed to be taken by written consent of the stockholders of the Company, such Stockholder shall, in each case to the fullest extent that such Stockholders Subject Shares are entitled to vote thereon: (a) appear at each such meeting or otherwise cause all such Subject Shares to be counted as present thereat for purposes of determining a quorum; and (b) be present (in person or by proxy) and vote (or cause to be voted), or deliver (or cause to be delivered) a written consent with respect to, all of its Subject Shares (i) against any Company Takeover Proposal, (ii) against any change in membership of the Company Board that is not recommended or approved by the Company Board and (iii) against any other proposed action, agreement or transaction involving the Company that would reasonably be expected, to impede, interfere with, delay, postpone, adversely affect or prevent the consummation of the Offer, the Merger or the other Transactions, including (x) any extraordinary corporate transaction, such as a merger, consolidation or other business combination involving the Company (other than the Merger); (y) any sale, lease, license or transfer of a material amount of assets (including, for the avoidance of doubt, intellectual property rights) of the Company or any reorganization, recapitalization or liquidation of the Company; or (z) any change in the present capitalization of the Company or any amendment or other change in the Company Charter or Company Bylaws. Subject to the proxy granted under Section 1.3 below, each Stockholder shall retain at all times the right to vote such Stockholders Subject Shares in such Stockholders sole discretion, and without any other limitation, on any matters other than those set forth in this Section 1.2 that are at any time or from time to time presented for consideration to the Companys stockholders generally.
1.3 Irrevocable Proxy. For so long as this Agreement has not been validly terminated in accordance with Section 5.2, each Stockholder hereby irrevocably appoints Parent (and any Person or Persons designated by Parent) as its attorney-in-fact and proxy with full power of substitution and resubstitution, to the full extent of such Stockholders voting rights with respect to all such Stockholders Subject Shares (which proxy is irrevocable (and as such shall survive and not be affected by the death, incapacity, mental illness or insanity of such Stockholder) and which appointment is coupled with an interest, including for purposes of Section 212 of the DGCL) to vote (or issue instructions to the record holder to vote), and to execute (or issue instructions to the record holder to execute) written consents with respect to, all such Stockholders Subject Shares solely on the matters described in, and in accordance with the provisions of Section 1.2. This proxy is coupled with an interest, was given to secure the obligations of such Stockholder under Section 1.2, was given in consideration of and as an additional inducement of Parent and Merger Sub to enter into the Merger Agreement and shall be irrevocable, and such Stockholder agrees to execute any further agreement or form reasonably necessary or appropriate to confirm and effectuate the grant of the proxy contained herein and hereby revokes any proxy previously granted by such Stockholder with respect to the Subject Shares that covers matters addressed by this Agreement. Such proxy shall not be terminated by operation of any Law or upon the occurrence of any other event other than upon the valid termination of this Agreement in accordance with Section 5.2. Parent may terminate this proxy with respect to a Stockholder at any time in its sole and absolute discretion by written notice provided to such Stockholder.
REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF THE STOCKHOLDERS
Each Stockholder represents and warrants, on its own account with respect to the Subject Shares, to Parent and Merger Sub as to such Stockholder on a several basis, that:
2.1 Authorization; Binding Agreement. Such Stockholder is duly organized and validly existing in good standing under the Laws of the jurisdiction in which it is incorporated or constituted and the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby are within such Stockholders entity powers and have been duly authorized by all necessary entity actions on the part of such Stockholder, and such Stockholder has full power and authority to execute, deliver and perform its obligations under this Agreement and to consummate the transactions contemplated hereby. This Agreement has been duly and validly executed and delivered by such Stockholder and constitutes a valid and binding obligation of such Stockholder enforceable against such Stockholder in accordance with its terms, subject to the Bankruptcy, Equity and Indemnity Exception.
2.2 Non-Contravention. Neither the execution and delivery of this Agreement by such Stockholder nor the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby nor compliance by such Stockholder with any provisions herein will (a) violate, contravene or conflict with or result in any breach of any provision of the certificate of incorporation or bylaws (or other similar governing documents) of such Stockholder, (b) require any consent, approval, authorization or permit of, or filing with or notification to, any Governmental Entity on the part of such Stockholder, except for compliance with the applicable requirements of the Securities Act, the Exchange Act or any other United States or federal securities laws and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder, (c) violate, conflict with, or result in a breach of any provisions of, or require any consent, waiver or approval or result in a default or loss of a benefit (or give rise to any right of termination, cancellation, modification or acceleration or any event that, with the giving of notice, the passage of time or otherwise, would constitute a default or give rise to any such right) under any of the terms, conditions or provisions of any Contract or other legally binding instrument or obligation to which such Stockholder is a party or by which such Stockholder or any of its assets may be bound, (d) result (or, with the giving of notice, the passage of time or otherwise, would result) in the creation or imposition of any Lien on any Subject Shares of such Stockholder (other than one created by Parent or Merger Sub) or (e) violate any Law or Judgment applicable to such Stockholder or by which any of its Subject Shares are bound, except as would not, in the case of each of clauses (c), (d) and (e), adversely affect in any material respect such Stockholders ability to timely perform its obligations under this Agreement. No trust of which the Stockholder is a trustee requires the consent of any beneficiary to the execution and delivery of this Agreement or to the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby.
2.3 Ownership of Subject Shares; Total Shares. As of the date hereof, such Stockholder is, and (except with respect to any Subject Shares Transferred in accordance with Section 4.1 hereof or accepted for payment pursuant to the Offer) at all times during the Agreement Period (as defined below) will be, the record and/or beneficial owner (as defined in Rule 13d-3 under the Exchange Act) of all such Stockholders Subject Shares and has good and marketable title to all such Subject Shares free and clear of any Liens, except for (a) any such Lien that may be imposed pursuant to (i) this Agreement and (ii) any applicable restrictions on transfer under the Securities Act or any state securities law and (b) community property interests under applicable Law (collectively, Permitted Liens). Except to the extent of any Subject Shares acquired after the date hereof (which shall become Subject Shares upon that acquisition), the number of Subject Shares listed on Schedule A opposite such Stockholders name are the only equity interests in the Company beneficially owned or owned of record by such Stockholder as of the date hereof. Other than the Subject Shares, such Stockholder does not own any shares of Company Common Stock, Company Stock Options or any other interests in, options to purchase or rights to subscribe for or otherwise acquire any securities of the Company and has no interest in or voting rights with respect to any securities of the Company.
2.4 Voting Power. Such Stockholder has full voting power with respect to all such Stockholders Subject Shares, and full power of disposition, full power to issue instructions with respect to the matters set forth herein and full power to agree to all of the matters set forth in this Agreement, in each case with respect to all such Stockholders Subject Shares. None of such Stockholders Subject Shares are subject to any stockholders agreement, proxy, voting trust or other agreement or arrangement with respect to the voting of such Subject Shares, except as provided pursuant to this Agreement.
2.5 Reliance. Such Stockholder understands and acknowledges that Parent and Merger Sub are entering into the Merger Agreement in reliance upon such Stockholders execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement.
2.6 Absence of Litigation. With respect to such Stockholder, as of the date hereof, there is no Proceeding pending against, or, to the knowledge of such Stockholder, threatened against such Stockholder or any of such Stockholders properties or assets (including any shares of Company Common Stock or Company Stock Options beneficially owned by such Stockholder) that could reasonably be expected to prevent or materially delay or impair the consummation by such Stockholder of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement or otherwise materially impair such Stockholders ability to perform its obligations hereunder.
2.7 Brokers. No broker, finder, financial advisor, investment banker or other person is entitled to any brokerage, finders, financial advisors or other similar fee or commission from the Company in connection with the transactions contemplated hereby based upon arrangements made by or on behalf of such Stockholder.
REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF PARENT AND MERGER SUB
Parent and Merger Sub represent and warrant to the Stockholders that:
3.1 Organization and Qualification. Each of Parent and Merger Sub is a duly organized and validly existing corporation in good standing under the Laws of the jurisdiction of its organization.
3.2 Authority for this Agreement. Each of Parent and Merger Sub has all requisite entity power and authority to execute, deliver and perform its obligations under this Agreement and to consummate the transactions contemplated hereby. The execution and delivery of this Agreement by Parent and Merger Sub have been duly and validly authorized by all necessary entity action on the part of each of Parent and Merger Sub, and no other entity proceedings on the part of Parent and Merger Sub are necessary to authorize this Agreement. This Agreement has been duly and validly executed and delivered by Parent and Merger Sub and, assuming the due authorization, execution and delivery by the Stockholder, constitutes a legal, valid and binding obligation of each of Parent and Merger Sub, enforceable against each of Parent and Merger Sub in accordance with its terms, subject to the Bankruptcy, Equity and Indemnity Exception.
ADDITIONAL COVENANTS OF THE STOCKHOLDERS
Each Stockholder hereby covenants and agrees that until the valid termination of this Agreement in accordance with Section 5.2:
4.1 No Transfer; No Inconsistent Arrangements. Except as provided hereunder or under the Merger Agreement, from and after the date hereof and until this Agreement is validly terminated in accordance with Section 5.2, such Stockholder shall not, directly or indirectly, (a) create or permit to exist any Lien, other than Permitted Liens, on any of such Stockholders Subject Shares, (b) transfer, sell (including short sell), assign, gift, hedge, pledge, grant a participation interest in, hypothecate or otherwise dispose of, or enter into any derivative arrangement with respect to (collectively, Transfer), any of such Stockholders Subject Shares, or any right or interest therein (or consent to any of the foregoing), (c) enter into any Contract with respect to any Transfer of such Stockholders Subject Shares or any interest therein, (d) grant or permit the grant of any proxy, power-of-attorney or other authorization or consent in or with respect to any such Stockholders Subject Shares, (e) deposit or permit the deposit of any of such Stockholders Subject Shares into a voting trust or enter into a voting agreement or arrangement with respect to any of such Stockholders Subject Shares, or (f) take or permit any other action that would in any way restrict, limit, impede, delay or interfere with the performance of such Stockholders obligations hereunder in any material respect, otherwise make any representation or warranty of such Stockholder herein untrue or incorrect, or have the effect of preventing or disabling such Stockholder from performing any of its obligations under this Agreement. Any action taken in violation of the foregoing sentence shall be null and void ab initio. Each Stockholder hereby authorizes Parent to direct the Company to impose stop orders to prevent the Transfer of any Subject Shares on the books of the Company in violation of this Agreement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, each stockholder may Transfer Subject Shares to any affiliate (as defined in the Merger Agreement) of such Stockholder; provided, that such Transfer shall be permitted only if all of the representations and warranties in this Agreement
with respect to such Stockholder would be true and correct at the time of such Transfer and the transferee shall have executed and delivered to Parent and Merger Sub a counterpart to this Agreement pursuant to which such transferee shall be bound by all of the terms and provisions of this Agreement and agree and acknowledge that such person shall constitute a Stockholder for all purposes of this Agreement. If any involuntary Transfer of any of such Stockholders Subject Shares in the Company shall occur (including, but not limited to, a sale by such Stockholders trustee in any bankruptcy, or a sale to a purchaser at any creditors or court sale), the transferee (which term, as used herein, shall include any and all transferees and subsequent transferees of the initial transferee) shall take and hold such Subject Shares subject to all of the restrictions, liabilities and rights under this Agreement, which shall continue in full force and effect until valid termination of this Agreement in accordance with Section 5.2. Each Stockholder agrees that it shall not, and shall cause each of its affiliates not to, become a member of a group (as defined under Section 13(d) of the Exchange Act) for the purpose of taking any actions inconsistent with the transactions contemplated by this Agreement or the Merger Agreement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, such Stockholder may make Transfers of its Subject Shares as Parent may agree in writing in its sole discretion. Each Stockholder shall notify Parent as promptly as practicable (and in any event within 48 hours after receipt) in writing of the number of any additional shares of Company Common Stock of which such Stockholder acquires beneficial or record ownership on or after the date hereof.
4.2 No Exercise of Appraisal Rights. Such Stockholder forever waives and agrees not to exercise any appraisal rights or dissenters rights, including pursuant to Section 262 of the DGCL, in respect of such Stockholders Subject Shares that may arise in connection with the Offer or the Merger.
4.3 Documentation and Information. Such Stockholder shall not make any public announcement regarding this Agreement and the transactions contemplated hereby without the prior written consent of Parent (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld), except as may be required by applicable Law (provided that reasonable notice of any such disclosure will be provided to Parent). Such Stockholder consents to and hereby authorizes Parent, the Company and Merger Sub to publish and disclose in all documents and schedules filed with the SEC, including, without limitation, Schedule 14D-9, and any press release or other disclosure document that Parent, the Company or Merger Sub reasonably determines to be necessary in connection with the Offer, the Merger and any of the other Transactions, in each case regarding such Stockholders identity and ownership of the Subject Shares, the existence of this Agreement, the nature of such Stockholders commitments and obligations under this Agreement and any other information that Parent or the Company reasonably determines is required to be disclosed by Law, and such Stockholder acknowledges that Parent and Merger Sub may, in Parents sole discretion, file this Agreement or a form hereof with the SEC or any other Governmental Entity. Such Stockholder agrees to promptly give Parent any information it may reasonably request for the preparation of any such disclosure documents, and such Stockholder agrees to promptly notify Parent of any required corrections with respect to any information supplied by such Stockholder specifically for use in any such disclosure document, if and to the extent that any such information shall have become false or misleading in any material respect.
4.4 Adjustments. 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 Subject Shares, the terms of this Agreement shall apply to the resulting securities.
4.5 Waiver of Certain Actions. 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 claim, derivative or otherwise, against the Company, Parent, Merger Sub or any of their respective successors, directors or officers relating to the negotiation, execution or delivery of this Agreement or the Merger Agreement or the consummation of the Merger or the other Transactions, including any such claim (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 acceptance of the Offer or the Merger Closing) or (b) alleging a breach of any duty of the Company Board in connection with the Merger Agreement, this Agreement or the transactions contemplated thereby or hereby, but excluding any such claim brought by a Stockholder as a third party beneficiary under Section 9.07(a) of the Merger Agreement.
4.6 No Solicitation. Each Stockholder, solely in its capacity as a stockholder of the Company, shall not, and shall cause its Representatives not to, directly or indirectly, (a) solicit, initiate, knowingly facilitate or knowingly encourage (including by way of providing information) any inquiries, proposals or offers, or the making
of any submission or announcement of any inquiry, proposal or offer that constitutes or would reasonably be expected to lead to any Company Takeover Proposal, (b) directly or indirectly engage in, enter into or participate in any discussions or negotiations with any Person regarding, or furnish to any Person any information or afford access to the business, properties, assets, books or records of the Company to, or take any other action to assist, knowingly facilitate or knowingly encourage any effort by any Person, in each case in connection with or in response to any inquiry, offer or proposal that constitutes, or would reasonably be expected to lead to any Company Takeover Proposal (other than, solely in response to an inquiry that did not result from or arise in connection with a material breach of this Section 4.6, to refer the inquiring person to the restrictions of this Section 4.6 and of the Merger Agreement and to limit such Stockholders conversation and other communication exclusively to such referral or to clarify the terms thereof), (c) enter into any agreement in principle, letter of intent, term sheet, merger agreement, purchase agreement, acquisition agreement, option agreement or other similar instrument relating to any Company Takeover Proposal, (d) knowingly encourage or recommend any other holder of Company Common Stock to vote against the Merger or to not tender shares of Company Common Stock into the Offer or (e) resolve or agree to do any of the foregoing. Each Stockholder shall, and shall cause its Representatives to, immediately cease and cause to be terminated all solicitations, discussions or negotiations regarding any inquiry, proposal or offer pending on the date of this Agreement that constitutes, or that would reasonably be expected to lead to, a Company Takeover Proposal. For clarity, the term Representative (a) shall include any general partner of such Stockholder that is still affiliated with such Stockholder, but (b) shall exclude (i) any limited partner, (ii) any general partner that is no longer affiliated with such Stockholder, and (iii) any employees or other Representatives, in each case of clauses (i) to (iii), who do not have actual knowledge of the Transactions.
4.7 Notices of Certain Events. Each Stockholder shall notify Parent of any development occurring after the date hereof that causes, or that would reasonably be expected to cause, any breach of any of the representations and warranties of such Stockholder set forth in Article II.
5.1 Notices. All notices and other communications hereunder shall be in writing and shall be deemed to have been duly given and received (a) upon receipt, if delivered personally, (b) two (2) business days after deposit in the mail, if sent by registered or certified mail, (c) on the next business day after deposit with an overnight courier, if sent by overnight courier, (d) upon transmission and confirmation of receipt, if sent by facsimile or email transmission prior to 6:00 p.m., local time on a business day, in the place of receipt, or (e) on the next business day following transmission and confirmation of receipt, if sent by facsimile or email transmission after 6:00 p.m., local time on a business day, or on a day that is not a business day, in the place of receipt; provided that the notice or other communication is sent to the address, facsimile number or email address set forth (i) if to Parent or Merger Sub, to the address, facsimile number or e-mail address set forth in Section 9.02 of the Merger Agreement and (ii) if to a Stockholder, to such Stockholders address, facsimile number or e-mail address set forth on a signature page hereto, or to such other address, facsimile number or e-mail address as such party may hereafter specify for the purpose by notice to each other party hereto.
5.2 Termination. This Agreement shall terminate automatically with respect to a Stockholder, without any notice or other action by any Person, upon the first to occur of (a) the valid termination of the Merger Agreement in accordance with its terms, (b) the Effective Time, (c) the termination of this Agreement by written notice from Parent to the Stockholders, or (d) any amendment or change to the Merger Agreement or the Offer that is effected without Stockholders consent that decreases the amount, or changes the form or terms, of consideration payable to all stockholders of the Company pursuant to the terms of the Merger Agreement (the period from the date hereof through such time being referred to as the Agreement Period). Upon the valid termination of this Agreement in accordance with this Section 5.2, no party shall have any further obligations or liabilities under this Agreement; provided, however, that (x) nothing set forth in this Section 5.2 shall relieve any party from liability for any willful breach of this Agreement prior to termination hereof and (y) the provisions of this Article V shall survive any valid termination of this Agreement in accordance with this Section 5.2.
5.3 Amendments and Waivers. Any provision of this Agreement may be amended or waived if such amendment or waiver is in writing and is signed, in the case of an amendment, by each party to this Agreement or, in the case of a waiver, by each party against whom the waiver is to be effective. No failure or delay by any party in exercising any right, power or privilege hereunder shall operate as a waiver thereof nor shall any single or partial exercise thereof preclude any other or further exercise thereof or the exercise of any other right, power or privilege.
5.4 Expenses. All fees and expenses incurred in connection herewith and the transactions contemplated hereby shall be paid by the party incurring such fees and expenses, whether or not the Offer or the Merger is consummated.
5.5 Entire Agreement; Assignment. This Agreement, together with Schedule A and the other documents and certificates delivered pursuant hereto, constitute the entire agreement, and supersede all prior agreements and understandings, both written and oral, among the parties with respect to the subject matter of this Agreement. This Agreement shall not be assigned by any party (including by operation of law, by merger or otherwise) without the prior written consent of the other parties; provided, that Parent or Merger Sub may assign any of their respective rights and obligations to one or more affiliates (as defined in the Merger Agreement) at any time, but no such assignment shall relieve Parent of its obligations hereunder. However, each Stockholder is an intended third-party beneficiary of Section 6.05(c) of the Merger Agreement and entitled to enforce such provision in its defense.
5.6 Enforcement of the Agreement. The parties agree that irreparable damage would occur in the event that any Stockholder did not perform any of the provisions of this Agreement in accordance with their specific terms or otherwise breached any such provisions. It is accordingly agreed that Parent and Merger Sub shall be entitled to an injunction or injunctions to prevent breaches of this Agreement and to enforce specifically the terms and provisions of this Agreement in addition to any other remedy to which they are entitled at law or in equity. Any and all remedies herein expressly conferred upon Parent and Merger Sub will be deemed cumulative with and not exclusive of any other remedy conferred hereby, or by Law or equity upon Parent or Merger Sub, and the exercise by Parent or Merger Sub of any one remedy will not preclude the exercise of any other remedy.
5.7 Jurisdiction; Waiver of Jury Trial.
(a) Each Stockholder (i) consents to submit itself to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware or, solely if such court lacks subject matter jurisdiction, the United States District Court sitting in New Castle County in the State of Delaware with respect to any dispute arising out of, relating to or in connection with this Agreement or any transaction contemplated hereby, (ii) agrees that it will not attempt to deny or defeat such personal jurisdiction by motion or other request for leave from any such court, and (iii) agrees that it will not bring any action arising out of, relating to or in connection with this Agreement or any transaction contemplated by this Agreement in any court other than any such court. Each Stockholder irrevocably and unconditionally waives any objection to the laying of venue of any Proceeding arising out of this Agreement or the transactions contemplated hereby in the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware or in any Federal court located in the State of Delaware, and hereby further irrevocably and unconditionally waives and agrees not to plead or claim in any such court that any such Proceeding brought in any such court has been brought in an inconvenient forum. Each Stockholder hereby agrees that service of any process, summons, notice or document by U.S. registered mail in accordance with Section 5.1 shall be effective service of process for any proceeding arising out of, relating to or in connection with this Agreement or the transactions contemplated hereby.
(b) EACH PARTY ACKNOWLEDGES AND AGREES THAT ANY CONTROVERSY WHICH MAY ARISE UNDER THIS AGREEMENT IS LIKELY TO INVOLVE COMPLICATED AND DIFFICULT ISSUES, AND THEREFORE EACH SUCH PARTY HEREBY IRREVOCABLY AND UNCONDITIONALLY WAIVES ANY RIGHT SUCH PARTY MAY HAVE TO A TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY LITIGATION ARISING OUT OF, RELATING TO OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT. EACH STOCKHOLDER CERTIFIES AND ACKNOWLEDGES THAT (I) NO REPRESENTATIVE AGENT OR ATTORNEY OF PARENT OR MERGER SUB HAS REPRESENTED EXPRESSLY OR OTHERWISE, THAT PARENT OR MERGER SUB WOULD NOT, IN THE EVENT OF LITIGATION, SEEK TO ENFORCE THE FOREGOING WAIVER, (II) EACH STOCKHOLDER UNDERSTANDS AND HAS CONSIDERED THE IMPLICATION OF THIS WAIVER, (III) EACH STOCKHOLDER MAKES THIS WAIVER VOLUNTARILY, AND (IV) EACH STOCKHOLDER HAS BEEN INDUCED TO ENTER INTO THIS AGREEMENT BY, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THE MUTUAL WAIVERS AND CERTIFICATIONS IN THIS SECTION 5.7(B).
5.8 Governing Law. This Agreement, and any dispute arising out of, relating to or in connection with this Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the Laws of the State of Delaware, without giving effect to any choice or conflict of Law provision or rule (whether of the State of Delaware or any other jurisdiction) that would cause the application of the Laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Delaware.
5.9 Descriptive Headings. The descriptive headings herein are inserted for convenience of reference only and are not intended to be part of or to affect the meaning or interpretation of this Agreement.
5.10 Parties in Interest. This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure solely to the benefit of each party hereto, and nothing in this Agreement, express or implied, is intended to confer upon any other Person any rights or remedies of any nature whatsoever under or by reason of this Agreement.
5.11 Severability. If any term or other provision of this Agreement is invalid, illegal or incapable of being enforced by any rule of Law, or public policy, all other conditions and provisions of this Agreement shall nevertheless remain in full force and effect. Upon such determination that any term or other provision is invalid, illegal or incapable of being enforced, the parties hereto shall negotiate in good faith to modify this Agreement so as to effect the original intent of the parties as closely as possible in a mutually acceptable manner.
5.12 Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in counterparts, each of which shall be deemed to be an original, but all of which, taken together, shall constitute one and the same agreement. This Agreement or any counterpart may be executed and delivered by facsimile copies or delivered by electronic communications by portable document format (.pdf), each of which shall be deemed an original.
5.13 Interpretation. The words hereof, herein, hereby, herewith and words of similar import shall, unless otherwise stated, be construed to refer to this Agreement as a whole and not to any particular provision of this Agreement, and article, section, paragraph and schedule references are to the articles, sections, paragraphs and schedules of this Agreement unless otherwise specified. Whenever the words include, includes or including are used in this Agreement they shall be deemed to be followed by the words without limitation. The words describing the singular number shall include the plural and vice versa, words denoting either gender shall include both genders and words denoting natural persons shall include all Persons and vice versa. The phrases the date of this Agreement, the date hereof, and terms of similar import, shall be deemed to refer to the date set forth in the preamble to this Agreement. Any reference in this Agreement to a date or time shall be deemed to be such date or time in New York City, unless otherwise specified. The parties agree that they participated jointly in the negotiation and drafting of this Agreement, have been represented by counsel during the negotiation and execution of this Agreement and, therefore, waive the application of any Law or rule of construction providing that ambiguities in an agreement or other document will be construed against the party drafting such agreement or document. In the event an ambiguity or question of intent or interpretation arises, this Agreement shall be construed as if drafted jointly by the parties and no presumption or burden of proof shall arise favoring or disfavoring any Person by virtue of the authorship of any provision of this Agreement.
5.14 Further Assurances. Each Stockholder will execute and deliver, or cause to be executed and delivered, all further documents and instruments and use its reasonable best efforts to take, or cause to be taken, all actions and to do, or cause to be done, all things necessary, proper or advisable under applicable Laws and regulations, to perform its obligations under this Agreement.
5.15 Capacity as Stockholder. Each Stockholder signs this Agreement solely in such Stockholders capacity as a stockholder of the Company, and not, if applicable, in such Stockholders capacity as a director, officer or employee of the Company. Nothing herein shall in any way restrict a director or officer of the Company in the taking of any actions (or failure to act) in his or her capacity as a director or officer of the Company, or in the exercise of his or her fiduciary duties as a director or officer of the Company, or prevent or be construed to create any obligation on the part of any director or officer of the Company from taking any action in his or her capacity as such director or officer, and no action taken in any such capacity as an officer or director of the Company shall be deemed to constitute a breach of this Agreement, provided, that, for the avoidance of doubt, nothing herein shall be understood to relieve any party to the Merger Agreement of any obligation under, or of any liability for breach of any provision of, the Merger Agreement.
5.16 Representations and Warranties. The representations and warranties contained in this Agreement and in any certificate or other writing delivered pursuant hereto shall not survive the Effective Time or the valid termination of this Agreement in accordance with Section 5.2.
5.17 No Agreement Until Executed. This Agreement shall not be effective unless and until (i) the Merger Agreement is executed by all parties thereto and (ii) this Agreement is executed by all parties hereto.
5.18 Stockholder Obligation Several and Not Joint. The obligations of each Stockholder hereunder shall be several and not joint, and no Stockholder shall be liable for any breach of the terms of this Agreement by any other Stockholder. Further, Parent and Merger Sub agree that no Stockholder will be liable for claims, losses, damages, liabilities or other obligations of, or incurred by, the Company resulting from the Companys breach of the Merger Agreement except to the extent that breach of such Stockholders obligations hereunder was also involved in such breach by the Company.
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The parties are executing this Agreement on the date set forth in the introductory clause.
|ELI LILLY AND COMPANY, as Parent|
|Name:||David A. Ricks|
|Title:||Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer|
|BOWFIN ACQUISITION CORPORATION, as Merger Sub|
|Name:||Darren J. Carroll|
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The parties are executing this Agreement on the date set forth in the introductory clause.
AISLING CAPITAL III, LP
Chief Financial Officer
Aisling Capital III, L.P.
888 Seventh Avenue, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10106
Attn: Steve Elms
Fax: 212 ###-###-####
Aisling Capital III, L.P.
888 Seventh Avenue, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10106
Attn: Chief Financial Officer
Fax: 212 ###-###-####
with a copy (which does not constitute notice) to:
McDermott Will & Emery LLP
340 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10173-1922
Attn: Todd Finger
Fax: 212 ###-###-####
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Shares of Company Common Stock
Company Stock Options
Aisling Capital III, LP