Amendment No. 1 to the Tax Benefits Preservation Plan, dated as of June 3, 2021, by and between MoneyGram International, Inc. and Equiniti Trust Company, as Rights Agent

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Exhibit 4.1



This AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO THE TAX BENEFITS PRESERVATION PLAN (this “Amendment”) is dated as of June 3, 2021 (the “Effective Date”) and amends the Tax Benefits Preservation Plan, dated as of July 28, 2020 (the “Rights Agreement”), by and between MoneyGram International, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), and Equiniti Trust Company, a limited trust company organized under the laws of the State of New York, as Rights Agent (the “Rights Agent”). Capitalized terms used in this Amendment and not otherwise defined have the meaning given to them in the Rights Agreement.


WHEREAS, the Board of Directors of the Company determined that it is in the best interests of the Company and its stockholders to terminate the Rights Agreement and the associated Rights;

WHEREAS, the Company, by action of the Board, may from time to time in its sole and absolute discretion, and the Rights Agent shall, if the Company so directs, supplement or amend the Rights Agreement in any respect without the approval of any holders of Rights in accordance with Section 28 of the Rights Agreement; and

WHEREAS, the Rights Agent is hereby directed to join in this Amendment.


NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises and the mutual agreements set forth herein, the parties hereby agree as follows:

1.    Amendment of the Rights Agreement.

a.    Clause (i) Section 7(a) of the Rights Agreement is hereby amended and restated in its entirety as follows:

(i) 11:59 P.M., New York City time, on June 3, 2021;

2.    Amendment of Exhibits. The exhibits to the Rights Agreement shall be deemed to be restated to reflect this Amendment, including all conforming changes.

3.    Other Amendment; Effect of Amendment. Except as and to the extent expressly modified by this Amendment, the Rights Agreement and the exhibits thereto remain in full force and effect in all respects without any modification; provided, however, that the effect of this Amendment is to terminate the Rights Agreement at the Expiration Date in accordance with Section 7 of the Rights Agreement. This Amendment will be deemed an amendment to the Rights Agreement and will become effective on the Effective Date. In the event of a conflict or inconsistency between this Amendment and the Rights Agreement and the exhibits thereto, the provisions of this Amendment will govern.

4.    Counterparts. This Amendment may be executed in any number of counterparts and each of such counterparts will for all purposes be deemed to be an original, and all such counterparts will together constitute one and the same instrument, it being understood that all parties need not sign the same counterpart. A signature to this Amendment transmitted electronically (including by fax, email or .pdf) will have the same authority, effect and enforceability as an original signature. No party hereto may raise the use of such electronic transmission to deliver a signature, or the fact that any signature or agreement or instrument was transmitted or communicated through such electronic transmission, as a defense to the formation of a contract, and each party forever waives any such defense, except to the extent such defense relates to lack of authenticity.

5.    Severability. If any term, provision, covenant or restriction of this Amendment is held by a court of competent jurisdiction or other authority to be invalid, void or unenforceable, the remainder of the terms, provisions, covenants and restrictions of this Amendment will remain in full force and effect and will in no way be affected, impaired or invalidated.

6.    Descriptive Headings. The descriptive headings of the several Sections of this Amendment are inserted for convenience only and will not control or affect the meaning or construction of any of the provisions hereof.

7.    Further Assurances. Each of the parties to this Amendment will cooperate and take such action as may be reasonably requested by the other party in order to carry out the provisions and purposes of this Amendment, the Rights Agreement and the transactions contemplated hereunder and thereunder.

8.    Governing Law. This Amendment shall be deemed to be a contract made under the laws of the State of Delaware and for all purposes shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of such State applicable to contracts made and to be made, without reference to its conflicts of law principles, and performed entirely within such State.

(Signature page follows.)



IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Amendment to be duly executed as of the day and year first above written.



/s/ Robert L. Villaseñor

Name:   Robert L. Villaseñor

General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

and Chief Administrative Officer


/s/ Matthew D. Paseka

Name:   Matthew D. Paseka
Title:   SVP, Relationship Director