Form of Voting Agreement, dated as of July 25, 2021, by and among Project Metal Parent, LLC, Medallia, Inc. and certain stockholders of Medallia, Inc
This Voting Agreement (this Agreement) is made and entered into as of July 25, 2021 (the Agreement Date), by and among Project Metal Parent, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (Parent), Medallia, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the Company), and the stockholders of the Company listed on Schedule A and the signature pages hereto (each, a Stockholder and, collectively, the Stockholders). Each of Parent, the Company and the Stockholders are sometimes referred to as a Party.
A. Concurrently with the execution and delivery of this Agreement, Parent, Project Metal Merger Sub, Inc., a Delaware corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of Parent (Merger Sub), and the Company, are entering into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (as it may be amended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, the Merger Agreement) that, among other things and subject to the terms and conditions set forth therein, provides for the merger of Merger Sub with and into the Company, with the Company being the surviving entity in such merger (the Merger).
B. As of the Agreement Date, each Stockholder is the record and/or beneficial owner (within the meaning of Rule 13d-3 under the Exchange Act) of the number of shares of common stock, par value $0.001 per share, of the Company (the Common Stock) set forth next to such Stockholders name on Schedule A hereto, such shares being all of the shares of Common Stock owned of record or beneficially by such Stockholder as of the Agreement Date (with respect to such Stockholder, the Owned Shares, and the Owned Shares together with any additional shares of Common Stock that such Stockholder may acquire record and/or beneficial ownership of after the Agreement Date (including, for the avoidance of doubt, as a result of the settlement or exercise of any Company Equity-Based Awards or Company Options), such Stockholders Covered Shares).
C. In connection with Parents and Merger Subs entry into the Merger Agreement, each Stockholder has agreed to enter into this Agreement with respect to such Stockholders Covered Shares.
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:
1. Definitions. Capitalized terms used but not otherwise defined herein shall have the respective meanings ascribed to such terms in the Merger Agreement. When used in this Agreement, the following terms shall have the meanings assigned to them in this Section 1.
1.1. Expiration Time shall mean the earlier to occur of (a) the time that the Company Stockholder Approval has been obtained, (b) the Effective Time, (c) such date and time as the Merger Agreement shall be validly terminated pursuant to Article VIII thereof, (d) any amendment of any term or provision of the Merger Agreement, dated as of the Agreement Date, that reduces the Per Share Price or changes the form of consideration payable to the Stockholders pursuant to Section 2.7(a)(iii) of Merger Agreement, without such Stockholders prior consent, and (e) the occurrence of a Company Board Recommendation Change.
1.2. Transfer shall mean (a) any direct or indirect offer, sale, assignment, encumbrance, pledge, hypothecation, disposition, or other transfer (by operation of law or otherwise), either voluntary or involuntary, or entry into any option or other Contract, arrangement or understanding with respect to any offer, sale, assignment, encumbrance, pledge, hypothecation, disposition or other transfer (by operation of Law or otherwise), of any Covered Shares or any interest in any Covered Shares (in each case other than this Agreement), (b) the deposit of such Covered Shares into a voting trust, the entry into a voting agreement or arrangement (other than this Agreement) with respect to such Covered Shares or the
grant of any proxy or power of attorney (other than this Agreement) with respect to such Covered Shares, or (c) any Contract or commitment (whether or not in writing) to take any of the actions referred to in the foregoing clauses (a) or (b).
2. Agreement to Not Transfer the Covered Shares.
2.1. No Transfer of Covered Shares. From the date of this Agreement until the Expiration Time, each Stockholder agrees not to Transfer or cause or permit the Transfer of any of such Stockholders Covered Shares, other than with the prior written consent of Parent or in accordance with and subject to Section 2.2. Any Transfer or attempted Transfer of any Covered Shares in violation of this Section 2.1 shall be null and void and of no effect whatsoever.
2.2. Permitted Transfers. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, any Stockholder may Transfer any such Covered Shares (i) (i) to any other Stockholder or any Affiliate of any such Stockholder; (ii) for estate planning purposes or to any family member (including a trust for such family members benefit) of such Stockholder; (iii) to any charitable foundation or organization, in each case of the foregoing clauses (i) through (iii) only so long as, prior to and as a condition to effectuating any such Transfer, the assignee or transferee agrees to be bound by the terms of this Agreement and executes and delivers to the parties hereto a written consent and joinder memorializing such agreement in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Parent; (iv) pursuant to the settlement, exercise, termination or vesting of Company Equity-Based Awards or Company Options held by a Stockholder, solely in order to (x) pay the exercise price of such Company Equity-Based Awards or Company Options or (y) satisfy taxes applicable thereto; (v) pursuant to, and in compliance with, a written plan that meets the requirements of Rule 10b5-1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, established prior to a date hereof; or (vi) to any Person if and to the extent required by any non-consensual Order, by divorce decree or by will, intestacy or other similar applicable Law. During the term of this Agreement, the Company will not register or otherwise recognize the transfer (book-entry or otherwise) of any Covered Shares or any certificate or uncertificated interest representing any of such Stockholders Covered Shares, except as permitted by, and in accordance with, this Section 2.2.
3. Agreement to Vote the Covered Shares.
3.1. Voting Agreement. Until the Expiration Time, at every meeting of the Companys stockholders at which any of the following matters are to be voted on (and at every adjournment or postponement thereof), and on any action or approval of the Companys stockholders by written consent with respect to any of the following matters, each Stockholder shall vote (including via proxy) all of such Stockholders Covered Shares (or cause the holder of record on any applicable record date to vote (including via proxy) all of such Stockholders Covered Shares) (a) in favor of adoption of the Merger Agreement and the approval of the Merger and the other transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement; and (b) against (1) any action or agreement that would reasonably be expected to result in any of the conditions to the Companys obligations set forth in Section 2.2(a) or Section 2.2(b) under the Merger Agreement not being satisfied and (2) any Alternative Acquisition Proposal, or any agreement, transaction or other matter that is intended to, or would reasonably be expected to, impede, interfere with or materially and adversely affect the consummation of the Merger and the other transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement (clauses (a) and (b), the Covered Proposals).
3.2. Quorum. Until the Expiration Time, at every meeting of the Companys stockholders (and at every adjournment or postponement thereof), each Stockholder shall be represented in person or by proxy at such meeting (or cause the holders of record on any applicable record date to be represented in person or by proxy at such meeting) in order for the Covered Shares to be counted as present for purposes of establishing a quorum.
4. Waiver of Appraisal Rights. Each Stockholder hereby irrevocably waives all appraisal rights under Section 262 of the DGCL with respect to all of such Stockholders Covered Shares owned (beneficially or of record) by such Stockholder, a copy of which is attached hereto as Schedule B, with respect to the Merger and the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement.
5. New Shares. Each Stockholder agrees that any shares of Company Common Stock that such Stockholder purchases or with respect to which such Stockholder otherwise acquires record or beneficial ownership (including (a) any shares of Company Common Stock that such Stockholder acquires pursuant to the exercise of any Vested Company Options or Vested Company Equity-Based Awards or (b) pursuant to a stock split, reverse stock split, stock dividend or distribution or any change in Company Common Stock by reason of any recapitalization, reorganization, combination, reclassification, exchange of shares or similar transaction) after the Agreement Date and prior to the earlier to occur of (i) the Effective Time and (ii) the Expiration Date, shall automatically become, and shall be deemed to be, Covered Shares and will thereafter be subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement to the same extent as if they comprised Covered Shares on the date hereof.
6. Fiduciary Duties; Legal Obligations. Each Stockholder is entering into this Agreement solely in its capacity as the record holder or beneficial owner of such Stockholders Covered Shares. Nothing in this Agreement shall in any way prevent, limit or affect any actions taken by any such Stockholder in its, his or her capacity as a director or officer of the Company or any of its Affiliates, including in complying with its, his or her fiduciary duties or other legal obligations under applicable law while acting in such capacity as a director or officer of the Company or any of its Affiliates.
7. Representations and Warranties of the Stockholder. Each Stockholder hereby represents and warrants to Parent that:
7.1. Due Authority. The Stockholder has the full power and capacity to make, enter into and carry out the terms of this Agreement. If the Stockholder is not a natural person, (a) the Stockholder is duly organized, validly existing and in good standing in accordance with the laws of its jurisdiction of formation, as applicable and (b) the execution and delivery of this Agreement, the performance of the Stockholders obligations hereunder, and the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby have been validly authorized, and no other consents or authorizations are required to give effect to this Agreement or the transactions contemplated by this Agreement. This Agreement has been duly and validly executed and delivered by the Stockholder and constitutes a valid and binding obligation of the Stockholder enforceable against it in accordance with its terms, subject to the Enforceability Exceptions.
7.2. Ownership of the Covered Shares. (a) The Stockholder is as of the Agreement Date and, with respect to any Covered Shares acquired after the Agreement Date, will be as of the date of such acquisition, the beneficial or record owner of such Stockholders Owned Shares, free and clear of any and all Liens, other than those (i) created by this Agreement, (ii) arising under applicable securities or community property laws or (iii) as disclosed on Schedule A hereto, and (b) subject to applicable community property laws, the Stockholder has sole voting power over all of such Owned Shares and Covered Shares, respectively, beneficially owned by the Stockholder. The Stockholder has not entered into any agreement to Transfer any Covered Shares. As of the Agreement Date, the Stockholder does not own, beneficially or of record, any shares of Common Stock or other voting shares of the Company (or any securities convertible, exercisable or exchangeable for, or rights to purchase or acquire, any shares of Common Stock or other voting shares of the Company) other than the Owned Shares and any Company Options or Company Equity-Based Awards.
7.3. No Conflict; Consents.
a. The execution and delivery of this Agreement by the Stockholder does not, and the performance by the Stockholder of its obligations under this Agreement and the compliance by the
Stockholder with any provisions hereof does not and will not: (a) conflict with or violate any Laws applicable to the Stockholder, or (b) result in any breach of or constitute a default (or an event that with notice or lapse of time or both would become a default) under, or give to others any rights of termination, amendment, acceleration or cancellation of, or result in the creation of a Lien on any of the Covered Shares beneficially owned by the Stockholder pursuant to any Contract or obligation to which the Stockholder is a party or by which the Stockholder is subject.
b. No consent, approval, order or authorization of, or registration, declaration or, except as required by the rules and regulations promulgated under the Exchange Act, filing with, any Governmental Entity or any other Person, is required by or with respect to the Stockholder in connection with the execution and delivery of this Agreement or the consummation by them of the transactions contemplated hereby.
7.4. Absence of Litigation. As of the Agreement Date, there is no legal action pending against, or, to the knowledge of the Stockholder, threatened against or affecting the Stockholder that would reasonably be expected to materially impair the ability of the Stockholder to perform its obligations hereunder or to consummate the transactions contemplated hereby on a timely basis.
8. Representations and Warranties of Parent. Parent hereby represents and warrants to the Stockholder that:
8.1. Due Authority. Parent has the full power and capacity to make, enter into and carry out the terms of this Agreement. Parent is duly organized, validly existing and in good standing in accordance with the laws of its jurisdiction of formation. The execution and delivery of this Agreement, the performance of Parents obligations hereunder, and the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby has been validly authorized, and no other consents or authorizations are required to give effect to this Agreement or the transactions contemplated by this Agreement. This Agreement has been duly and validly executed and delivered by Parent and constitutes a valid and binding obligation of Parent enforceable against it in accordance with its terms, subject to the Enforceability Exceptions.
8.2. No Conflict; Consents.
a. The execution and delivery of this Agreement by Parent does not, and the performance by Parent of its obligations under this Agreement and the compliance by Parent with the provisions hereof do not and will not: (a) conflict with or violate any laws applicable to Parent, or (b) result in any breach of or constitute a default (or an event that with notice or lapse of time or both would become a material default) under, or give to others any rights of termination, amendment, acceleration or cancellation of, pursuant to any Contract or obligation to which Parent is a party or by which Parent is subject.
b. No consent, approval, order or authorization of, or registration, declaration or, except as required by the rules and regulations promulgated under the Exchange Act, filing with, any Governmental Entity or any other Person, is required by or with respect to Parent in connection with the execution and delivery of this Agreement or the consummation by Parent of the transactions contemplated hereby.
8.3. Absence of Litigation. As of the Agreement Date, there is no legal action pending against, or, to the knowledge of Parent, threatened against or affecting Parent that would reasonably be expected to materially impair the ability of Parent to perform its obligations hereunder or to consummate the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement on a timely basis.
9.1. Other Agreements. Each Stockholder further agrees that, from and after the date hereof until the earlier to occur of the Effective Time and the Expiration Time, such Stockholder will not,
and will cause such Stockholders Affiliates (excluding the Company and its Subsidiaries, if otherwise applicable, or any portfolio company of such Stockholder or its Affiliates) not to, (a) solicit proxies or become a participant in a solicitation (as such terms are defined in Rule 14A under the Exchange Act) in opposition to any Covered Proposal, (b) initiate a stockholders vote with respect to an Alternative Acquisition Proposal, (c) become a member of a group (as such term is used in Section 13(d) of the Exchange Act) with respect to any voting securities of the Company with respect to an Alternative Acquisition Proposal, or (d) take any action that the Company is prohibited from taking pursuant to Section 5.3 or Section 6.14 of the Merger Agreement, except, in the case of this clause (d), as contemplated under Section 6 of this Agreement.
9.2. No Ownership Interest. Nothing contained in this Agreement shall be deemed to vest in Parent any direct or indirect ownership or incidence of ownership of or with respect to the Covered Shares. All rights, ownership and economic benefits of and relating to the Covered Shares shall remain vested in and belong to the Stockholder, and Parent shall have no authority to direct the Stockholder in the voting or disposition of any of the Covered Shares, except as otherwise provided herein.
9.3. Certain Adjustments. In the event of any change in the Company Common Stock by reason of any split-up, reverse stock split, recapitalization, combination, reclassification, exchange of shares or the like, the terms Common Stock and Covered Shares shall be deemed to refer to and include such shares as well as any securities into which or for which any or all of such shares may be changed or exchanged or which are received in such transaction.
9.4. Amendments and Modifications. This Agreement may not be modified, amended, altered or supplemented except upon the execution and delivery of a written agreement executed by all of the Parties.
9.5. Expenses. All costs and expenses incurred by any Party in connection with this Agreement shall be paid by the Party incurring such cost or expense.
9.6. Notices. All notices and other communications hereunder must be in writing and will be deemed to have been duly delivered and received hereunder using one or a combination of the following methods: (i) four Business Days after being sent by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, postage prepaid; (ii) one Business Day after being sent for next Business Day delivery, fees prepaid, via a reputable nationwide overnight courier service; or (iii) immediately upon delivery by hand or by fax; or (iv) on the date sent or by email (except that notice given by email will not be effective unless either (A) a duplicate copy of such email notice is promptly given by one of the other methods described in this Section 9.6 or (B) the receiving party delivers a written confirmation of receipt of such notice either by email or any other method described in this Section 9.6 (excluding out of office or other automated replies)). In each case, the intended recipient is set forth below:
a. if to Parent, to:
Thoma Bravo, L.P.
600 Montgomery Street, 20th Floor
San Francisco, CA 91444
Attention: Scott Crabill and Pete Stefanski
with a copy to:
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
300 N. LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60654
Attention: Theodore A. Peto, P.C.
b. if to Company, to:
575 Market Street, Suite 1850
San Francisco, CA 94105
Attention: Leslie J. Stretch and Roxanne M. Oulman
with a copy to:
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
650 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, CA ###-###-####
Attn: Rezwan D. Pavri
Martin W. Korman
Douglas K. Schnell
Any notice received at the addressees location, or by email at the addressees email address, on any Business Day after 5:00 p.m., addressees local time, or on any day that is not a Business Day will be deemed to have been received at 9:00 a.m., addressees local time, on the next Business Day. From time to time, any Party may provide notice to the other Parties of a change in its address or email address through a notice given in accordance with this Section 9.6, except that notice of any change to the address, email address or any of the other details specified in or pursuant to this Section 9.6 will not be deemed to have been received until, and will be deemed to have been received upon, the later of the date (A) specified in such notice; or (B) that is five Business Days after such notice would otherwise be deemed to have been received pursuant to this Section 9.6.
9.7. Venue; Waiver of Jury Trial.
a. Each of the Parties (i) irrevocably consents to the service of the summons and complaint and any other process (whether inside or outside the territorial jurisdiction of the Chosen Courts) in any Legal Proceeding relating to this Agreement, the Merger Agreement or the transactions contemplated hereby or thereby, for and on behalf of itself or any of its properties or assets, in accordance with Section 9.6 or in such other manner as may be permitted by applicable law, and nothing in this Section 9.7 will affect the right of any Party to serve legal process in any other manner permitted by applicable law; (ii) irrevocably and unconditionally consents and submits itself and its properties and assets
in any Legal Proceeding to the exclusive general jurisdiction of the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware and any state appellate court therefrom within the State of Delaware (or, if the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware does not have subject matter jurisdiction (but only in such event), the United States District Court for the District of Delaware or, if jurisdiction is not then available in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware (but only in such event), then any Delaware state court) (the Chosen Courts) in the event that any dispute or controversy arises out of this Agreement, the Guaranty or the transactions contemplated hereby or thereby; (iii) agrees that it will not attempt to deny or defeat such personal jurisdiction by motion or other request for leave from any such court; (iv) agrees that any Legal Proceeding arising in connection with this Agreement or the transactions contemplated hereby will be brought, tried and determined only in the Chosen Courts; (v) waives any objection that it may now or hereafter have to the venue of any such Legal Proceeding in the Chosen Courts or that such Action was brought in an inconvenient court and agrees not to plead or claim the same; and (vi) agrees that it will not bring any Legal Proceeding relating to this Agreement, the Merger Agreement or the transactions contemplated hereby or thereby in any court other than the Chosen Courts. Each Party agrees that a final judgment in any Legal Proceeding in the Chosen Courts will be conclusive and may be enforced in other jurisdictions by suit on the judgment or in any other manner provided by applicable Law.
b. EACH PARTY ACKNOWLEDGES AND AGREES THAT ANY CONTROVERSY THAT MAY ARISE PURSUANT TO THIS AGREEMENT IS LIKELY TO INVOLVE COMPLICATED AND DIFFICULT ISSUES, AND THEREFORE EACH PARTY IRREVOCABLY AND UNCONDITIONALLY WAIVES ANY RIGHT THAT SUCH PARTY MAY HAVE TO A TRIAL BY JURY IN RESPECT OF ANY LEGAL PROCEEDING (WHETHER FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORTIOUS CONDUCT OR OTHERWISE) DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT, THE MERGER, THE GUARANTEE, THE FINANCING LETTERS OR THE FINANCING (INCLUDING ANY SUCH LEGAL PROCEEDING INVOLVING OR AGAINST THE FINANCING SOURCES). EACH PARTY ACKNOWLEDGES AND AGREES THAT (a) 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 THE FOREGOING WAIVER; (b) IT UNDERSTANDS AND HAS CONSIDERED THE IMPLICATIONS OF THIS WAIVER; (c) IT MAKES THIS WAIVER VOLUNTARILY; AND (d) IT HAS BEEN INDUCED TO ENTER INTO THIS AGREEMENT BY, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THE MUTUAL WAIVERS AND CERTIFICATIONS IN THIS SECTION 9.7.
9.8. Documentation and Information. Each Stockholder consents to and authorizes the publication and disclosure by Parent and the Company of such Stockholders identity and holding of the Covered Shares, and the terms of this Agreement (including, for the avoidance of doubt, the disclosure of this Agreement), in any press release, the Proxy Statement and any other disclosure document required in connection with the Merger Agreement, the Merger and the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement.
9.9. Further Assurances. Each Stockholder agrees, from time to time, at the reasonable request of Parent and without further consideration, to execute and deliver such additional documents and take all such further action as may be reasonable required to consummate and make effective, in the most expeditious manner practicable, the transactions contemplated by this Agreement.
9.10. Stop Transfer Instructions. At all times commencing with the execution and delivery of this Agreement and continuing until the Expiration Time, in furtherance of this Agreement, the Stockholder hereby authorizes the Company or its counsel to notify the Companys transfer agent that there is a stop transfer order with respect to all of the Covered Shares (and that this Agreement places limits on the voting and transfer of the Covered Shares), subject to the provisions hereof and provided that any such stop transfer order and notice will immediately be withdrawn and terminated by the Company following the Expiration Time.
9.11. Enforcement. The Parties agree that irreparable damage would occur in the event that any of the provisions of this Agreement were not performed in accordance with their specific terms or were otherwise breached. It is accordingly agreed that the parties 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, this being in addition to any other remedy to which they are entitled at law or in equity. It is the intention of the Parties that, to the extent possible, unless provisions are mutually exclusive and effect cannot be given to both or all such provisions, the representations, warranties, covenants and closing conditions in this Agreement will be construed to be cumulative and that each representation, warranty, covenant and closing condition in this Agreement will be given full, separate and independent effect and nothing set forth in any provision herein will in any way be deemed to limit the scope, applicability or effect of any other provision hereof. Parent hereby agrees that specific performance or injunctive relief pursuant to this Section 9.11 shall be its sole and exclusive remedy with respect to breaches or threatened breaches by any Stockholder in connection with this Agreement, and neither Parent nor any of its Affiliates may pursue or accept any other form of relief (including monetary damages or reimbursement, whether in law or equity) that may be available for breach of this Agreement.
9.12. Entire Agreement. This Agreement, including the Schedules hereto, constitutes the entire agreement, and supersede all prior agreements and understandings, both written and oral, among the parties with respect to such subject matter. For the avoidance of doubt, nothing in this Agreement shall be deemed to amend, alter or modify, in any respect, any of the provisions of the Merger Agreement.
9.13. Interpretation. When a reference is made in this Agreement to a Section, such reference shall be to a Section of this Agreement unless otherwise indicated. Headings contained in this Agreement are for reference purposes only and shall not affect in any way the meaning or interpretation of this Agreement. Whenever the words include, includes or including are used in this Agreement, they shall be deemed to be followed by the words without limiting the generality of the foregoing. When used in this Agreement, the term or shall be construed in the inclusive sense of and/or. Any agreement, instrument or statute defined or referred to herein or in any agreement or instrument that is referred to herein means such agreement, instrument or statute as from time to time amended, modified or supplemented, including (in the case of agreements or instruments) by waiver or consent and (in the case of statutes) by succession of comparable successor statutes and references to all attachments thereto and instruments incorporated therein. References to a Person are also to its permitted successors and assigns. The Parties hereto agree that they have been represented by counsel during the negotiation, drafting, preparation 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.
9.14. Assignment. Neither this Agreement nor any of the rights, interests or obligations under this Agreement shall be assigned, in whole or in part, by operation of law or otherwise by any of the parties without the prior written consent of the other parties. Any purported assignment without such consent shall be void. Subject to the preceding sentences, this Agreement will be binding upon, inure to the benefit of, and be enforceable by, the parties and their respective successors and assigns.
9.15. Severability. In the event that any provision of this Agreement, or the application thereof, becomes or is declared by a court of competent jurisdiction to be illegal, void or unenforceable, the remainder of this Agreement will continue in full force and effect and the application of such provision to other Persons or circumstances will be interpreted so as reasonably to effect the intent of the Parties. The Parties further agree to replace such void or unenforceable provision of this Agreement with a valid and enforceable provision that will achieve, to the extent possible, the economic, business and other purposes of such void or unenforceable provision.
9.16. Counterparts. This Agreement and any amendments hereto may be executed in one or more counterparts, all of which will be considered one and the same agreement and will become effective when one or more counterparts have been signed by each of the Parties and delivered to the other Parties, it being understood that all Parties need not sign the same counterpart. Any such counterpart, to the extent delivered by .pdf, .tif, .gif, .jpg or similar attachment to electronic mail (any such delivery, an Electronic Delivery), will be treated in all manner and respects as an original executed counterpart and will be considered to have the same binding legal effect as if it were the original signed version thereof delivered in person. No Party may raise the use of an Electronic Delivery to deliver a signature, or the fact that any signature or agreement or instrument was transmitted or communicated through the use of an Electronic Delivery, as a defense to the formation of a contract, and each Party forever waives any such defense.
9.17. Governing Law. THIS AGREEMENT, AND ALL CLAIMS OR CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT OR TORT) THAT MAY BE BASED UPON, ARISE OUT OF OR RELATE TO THIS AGREEMENT, OR THE NEGOTIATION, EXECUTION OR PERFORMANCE OF THIS AGREEMENT, SHALL BE GOVERNED BY THE INTERNAL LAWS OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE APPLICABLE TO AGREEMENTS MADE AND TO BE PERFORMED ENTIRELY WITHIN SUCH STATE, WITHOUT GIVING EFFECT TO ITS PRINCIPLES OR RULES OF CONFLICT OF LAWS TO THE EXTENT SUCH PRINCIPLES OR RULES ARE NOT MANDATORILY APPLICABLE BY STATUTE AND WOULD REQUIRE OR PERMIT THE APPLICATION OF THE LAWS OF ANOTHER JURISDICTION.
9.18. Non-survival of Representations and Warranties. None of the representations and warranties in this Agreement or in any schedule, instrument or other document delivered pursuant to this Agreement shall survive the Effective Time or the termination of this Agreement.
9.19. Termination. This Agreement shall automatically terminate without further action by any of the parties hereto and shall have no further force or effect as of the Expiration Time; provided that the provisions of this Section 9 shall survive any such termination. Notwithstanding the foregoing, termination of this Agreement shall not prevent any party from seeking any remedies (at law or in equity) against any other party for that partys fraud or willful breach of any of the terms of this Agreement prior to the date of termination in accordance with Section 9.11.
[Signature page follows]
SIGNATURE PAGE TO VOTING AGREEMENT
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have caused this Agreement to be duly executed and delivered on the date and year first above written.
Name: Leslie Stretch
Title: President and Chief Executive Officer
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