Form of Lock-Up Agreement

EX-10.4 6 ea136126ex10-4_nextgenacq.htm FORM OF LOCK-UP AGREEMENT

Exhibit 10.4




__________, 2021


Xos, Inc.
Tyburn St., Unit 100
Los Angeles, CA 90065


Re: Lock-Up Agreement


Ladies and Gentlemen:


This letter agreement (this “Letter Agreement”) is being delivered to Xos, Inc. (f/k/a NextGen Acquisition Corporation), a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), in accordance with the Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”) entered into by and among the Company, Sky Merger Sub I, Inc., a Delaware corporation and a direct, wholly owned subsidiary of the Company (“Merger Sub”), and [Legacy Xos] (f/k/a Xos, Inc.), a Delaware corporation (“Legacy Xos”), pursuant to which, among other things, Merger Sub will be merged with and into Legacy Xos on or about the date hereof (the “Merger”), with Legacy Xos surviving the Merger as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company. Capitalized terms used but not otherwise defined in this Agreement shall have the meanings ascribed thereto in the Merger Agreement.


In order to induce the Company to proceed with the Merger, the PIPE Investment and other transactions contemplated in the Merger Agreement (collectively, the “Transactions”) and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the undersigned (the “Securityholder”) hereby agrees with the Company as follows.


Subject to the exceptions set forth herein, the Securityholder agrees not to, without the prior written consent of the board of directors of the Company, (i) sell, offer to sell, contract or agree to sell, hypothecate, pledge, grant any option, right or warrant to purchase or otherwise transfer or dispose of, or agree to transfer or dispose of, directly or indirectly, or establish or increase a put equivalent position or liquidate or decrease a call equivalent position within the meaning of Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), and the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission promulgated thereunder, any shares of Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share, of the Company (“Common Stock”) held by it immediately after the closing of the Transactions (the “Closing”), any shares of Common Stock issuable upon the exercise of options to purchase shares of Common Stock held by it immediately after the Closing, or any securities convertible into or exercisable or exchangeable for Common Stock held by it immediately after the Closing (the “Securities”), (ii) enter into any swap or other arrangement that transfers to another, in whole or in part, any of the economic consequences of ownership of any of such Securities, whether any such transaction is to be settled by delivery of such securities, in cash or otherwise or (iii) publicly announce any intention to effect any transaction specified in clause (i) or (ii) (the actions specified in clauses (i)-(iii), collectively, “Transfer”) until [180 days][two years]1 after the Closing (the “Lock-Up Period”).


The restrictions set forth in the immediately preceding paragraph shall not apply to:


(i)in the case of an entity, Transfers to a stockholder, partner, member or affiliate of such entity;


1To be included for Dakota Semler and Giordano Sordoni.





(ii)in the case of an individual, Transfers by gift to members of the individual’s immediate family (as defined below) or to a trust, the beneficiary of which is a member of one of the individual’s immediate family, an affiliate of such person or to a charitable organization;


(iii)in the case of an individual, Transfers by virtue of laws of descent and distribution upon death of the individual;


(iv)in the case of an individual, Transfers pursuant to a qualified domestic relations order;


(v)in the case of an entity, Transfers by virtue of the laws of the state of the entity’s organization and the entity’s organizational documents upon dissolution of the entity;


(vi)transactions relating to Common Stock or other securities convertible into or exercisable or exchangeable for Common Stock acquired in open market transactions after the Closing, provided that no such transaction is required to be, or is, publicly announced (whether on Form 4, Form 5 or otherwise, other than a required filing on Schedule 13F, 13G or 13G/A) during the Lock-Up Period;


(vii)the exercise of any options or warrants to purchase Common Stock (which exercises may be effected on a cashless basis to the extent the instruments representing such options or warrants permit exercises on a cashless basis);


(viii)Transfers to the Company to satisfy tax withholding obligations pursuant to the Company’s equity incentive plans or arrangements;


(ix)Transfers to the Company pursuant to any contractual arrangement in effect at the Closing that provides for the repurchase by the Company or forfeiture of the Securityholder’s Common Stock or other securities convertible into or exercisable or exchangeable for Common Stock in connection with the termination of the Securityholder’s service to the Company;


(x)the establishment of a trading plan that meets the requirements of Rule 10b5-1(c) under the Exchange Act (a “Trading Plan”) [or the sale of Securities by the Securityholder pursuant to a Trading Plan]2; provided, however, that no sales of Securities, shall be made by Securityholder pursuant to such Trading Plan during [the 180-day period immediately after the Closing]3 [the Lock-Up Period]4 and no public announcement or filing is voluntarily made regarding such plan during [the 180-day period immediately after the Closing]5 [the Lock-Up Period]6.


(xi)transactions in the event of completion of a liquidation, merger, stock exchange or other similar transaction which results in all of the Company’s securityholders having the right to exchange their shares of Common Stock for cash, securities or other property; and


(xii)transactions to satisfy any U.S. federal, state, or local income tax obligations of the Securityholder (or its direct or indirect owners) arising from a change in the U.S. Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”), or the U.S. Treasury Regulations promulgated thereunder (the “Regulations”) after the date on which the Merger Agreement was executed by the parties, and such change prevents the Merger from qualifying as a “reorganization” pursuant to Section 368 of the Code (and the Merger does not qualify for similar tax-free treatment pursuant to any successor or other provision of the Code or Regulations taking into account such changes), in each case, solely to the extent necessary to cover any tax liability as a result of the transaction.



2 To be included for Dakota Semler and Giordano Sordoni.

3 To be included for Dakota Semler and Giordano Sordoni.

4 To be deleted for Dakota Semler and Giordano Sordoni.

5 To be included for Dakota Semler and Giordano Sordoni.

6 To be deleted for Dakota Semler and Giordano Sordoni.





provided, however, that in the case of clauses (i) through (v), these permitted transferees must enter into a written agreement, in substantially the form of this Letter Agreement (it being understood that any references to “immediate family” in the agreement executed by such transferee shall expressly refer only to the immediate family of the Securityholder and not to the immediate family of the transferee), agreeing to be bound by these Transfer restrictions. For purposes of this paragraph, “immediate family” shall mean a spouse, domestic partner, child, grandchild or other lineal descendant (including by adoption), father, mother, brother or sister of the Securityholder; and “affiliate” shall have the meaning set forth in Rule 405 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.


[Notwithstanding the above, the Securityholder shall be entitled to Transfer shares of Common Stock pursuant to that certain stock transfer agreement, dated the date hereof, which provides for the sale by the Securityholder of up to 1,000,000 shares of Common Stock.]7


The Securityholder hereby represents and warrants that such Securityholder has full power and authority to enter into this Letter Agreement and that this Letter Agreement constitutes the legal, valid and binding obligation of the Securityholder, enforceable in accordance with its terms. Upon request, the Securityholder will execute any additional documents necessary in connection with enforcement hereof. Any obligations of the Securityholder shall be binding upon the successors and assigns of the Securityholder from and after the date hereof.


This Letter Agreement constitutes the entire agreement and understanding of the parties hereto in respect of the subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior understandings, agreements or representations by or among the parties hereto, written or oral, to the extent they relate in any way to the subject matter hereof or the transactions contemplated hereby. This Letter Agreement may not be changed, amended, modified or waived (other than to correct a typographical error) as to any particular provision, except by a written instrument executed by all parties hereto.


No party hereto may assign either this Letter Agreement or any of its rights, interests or obligations hereunder without the prior written consent of the other party. Any purported assignment in violation of this paragraph shall be void and ineffectual and shall not operate to transfer or assign any interest or title to the purported assignee. This Letter Agreement shall be binding on the Securityholder and each of its respective successors, heirs and assigns and permitted transferees.


This Letter Agreement shall be governed by and construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of Delaware, without giving effect to conflicts of law principles that would result in the application of the substantive laws of another jurisdiction. The parties hereto (i) all agree that any action, proceeding, claim or dispute arising out of, or relating in any way to, this Letter Agreement shall be brought and enforced in any Delaware Chancery Court, and irrevocably submit to such jurisdiction and venue, which jurisdiction and venue shall be exclusive and (ii) waive any objection to such exclusive jurisdiction and venue or that such courts represent an inconvenient forum.


This Letter Agreement may be delivered via facsimile, electronic mail (including pdf or any electronic signature complying with the U.S. federal ESIGN Act of 2000, e.g., or or other transmission method and any counterpart so delivered shall be deemed to have been duly and validly delivered and be valid and effective for all purposes.


This Letter Agreement shall terminate on the expiration of the Lock-Up Period.


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7 To be included for Dakota Semler and Giordano Sordoni.





  Very truly yours,
  (Name of Securityholder – Please Print)
  (Name of Signatory if Securityholder is an entity – Please Print)
  (Title of Signatory if Securityholder is an entity – Please Print)


[Signature Page to Lock-Up Agreement]