Voting and Support Agreement, dated as of October 14, 2019, by and between Parsley Energy, Inc., Jagged Peak Energy Inc., Jackal Merger Sub, Inc. and Q-Jagged Peak Energy Investment Partners, LLC
VOTING AND SUPPORT AGREEMENT
THIS VOTING AND SUPPORT AGREEMENT, dated as of October 14, 2019 (the Agreement), between Parsley Energy, Inc., a Delaware corporation (Parent), Jackal Merger Sub, Inc. a Delaware corporation and a wholly owned subsidiary of Parent (Merger Sub), Q-Jagged Peak Energy Investment Partners, LLC (the Holder), and Jagged Peak Energy Inc., a Delaware corporation (the Company).
W I T N E S S E T H:
WHEREAS, Parent and the Company and Merger Sub are entering into an Agreement and Plan of Merger dated as of the date hereof (as the same may be amended or supplemented from time to time, the Merger Agreement) providing for, among other things, the merger of Merger Sub, a direct, wholly owned Subsidiary of Parent with and into the Company (the Merger), as a result of which the Company shall be the Surviving Corporation and shall continue its corporate existence under the laws of the State of Delaware as a wholly owned Subsidiary of Parent, on the terms and subject to the conditions of the Merger Agreement;
WHEREAS, the Holder is the Beneficial Owner (as defined below) of 146,337,026 shares of common stock, par value $0.01 per share, of the Company (the Company Common Stock) (such shares of Company Common Stock, the Shares);
WHEREAS, concurrently with the execution and delivery of the Merger Agreement, and as a condition and an inducement to Parent and the Company entering into the Merger Agreement, the Holder is entering into this Agreement with respect to the Shares; and
WHEREAS, Parent and the Company desire that the Holder agree, and the Holder is willing to agree, subject to the limitations herein, not to Transfer (as defined below) any of its Shares, and to vote its Shares in a manner so as to facilitate consummation of the Merger and the other transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement.
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants, representations, warranties and agreements contained herein, and intending to be legally bound hereby, the parties agree as follows:
1.1 Definitions. This Agreement is one of the Designated Stockholder Voting Agreements as defined in the Merger Agreement. Capitalized terms used but not defined herein shall have the meanings set forth in the Merger Agreement.
Beneficially Own or Beneficial Ownership has the meaning assigned to such term in Rule 13d-3 under the Exchange Act, and a Persons beneficial ownership of securities shall be calculated in accordance with the provisions of such Rule (in each case, irrespective of whether or not such Rule is actually applicable in such circumstance). For the avoidance of doubt, Beneficially Own and Beneficial Ownership shall also include record ownership of securities.
Beneficial Owners shall mean Persons who Beneficially Own the referenced securities.
Transfer means (a) any direct or indirect offer, sale, lease, assignment, encumbrance, loan, pledge, grant of a security interest, hypothecation, disposition or other similar transfer (by operation of law or otherwise), either voluntary or involuntary, or entry into any contract, option or other arrangement or understanding with respect to any offer, sale, lease, assignment, encumbrance, loan, pledge, hypothecation, disposition or other transfer (by operation of law or otherwise), of any Shares owned by Holder (whether beneficially or of record), including in each case through the Transfer of any Person or any interest in any Person or (b) in respect of any capital stock or interest in any capital stock, to enter into any swap or any other agreement, transaction or series of transactions that results in an amount of Shares subject to Article III that is less than the amount of Shares subject to Article III as of the date hereof.
AGREEMENT TO RETAIN SHARES
2.1 Transfer and Encumbrance of Shares.
(a) From the date hereof until the Termination Date (as defined below), the Holder shall not, with respect to any Shares Beneficially Owned by the Holder, (i) Transfer any such Shares or (ii) deposit any such Shares into a voting trust or enter into a voting agreement or arrangement with respect to such Shares or grant any proxy (except as otherwise provided herein) or power of attorney with respect thereto.
(b) Notwithstanding Section 2.1(a), the Holder may: (i) Transfer Shares to one or more Affiliates who (A) is a party to an agreement with Parent with substantially similar terms as this Agreement or (B) if, as a condition to such Transfer, the recipient agrees in writing to be bound by this Agreement and delivers a copy of such executed written agreement to Parent and the Company prior to the consummation of such transfer or (ii) Transfer Shares with the prior written consent of Parent and the Company.
(c) Nothing in this Agreement shall prohibit direct or indirect transfers of equity or other interests in a Holder or any Shares by the Holder to an Affiliate of the Holder; provided, that a Transfer described in this sentence shall be permitted only if, as a precondition to such Transfer, the transferee agrees in a writing, reasonably satisfactory in form and substance to Parent, to be bound by all of the terms of this Agreement.
2.2 Additional Purchases; Adjustments. The Holder agrees that any shares of Company Common Stock and any other shares of capital stock or other equity of the Company that the Holder purchases or otherwise acquires or with respect to which the Holder otherwise acquires voting power after the execution of this Agreement and prior to the Termination Date shall be subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement to the same extent as if they constituted the Shares as of the date hereof, and the Holder shall promptly notify the Company of the existence of any such after acquired Shares. 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 Shares, the terms of this Agreement shall apply to the resulting securities.
2.3 Unpermitted Transfers; Involuntary Transfers. Any Transfer or attempted Transfer of any Shares in violation of this Article II shall, to the fullest extent permitted by Law, be null and void ab initio. In furtherance of the foregoing, the Holder hereby authorizes and instructs the Company to instruct its transfer agent to enter a stop transfer order with respect to all of the Shares. If any involuntary Transfer of any of the Holders Shares shall occur, 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 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.
AGREEMENT TO VOTE
3.1 Agreement to Vote. Prior to the Termination Date, the Holder irrevocably and unconditionally agrees that it shall, at any meeting of the stockholders of the Company (whether annual or special and whether or not an adjourned or postponed meeting), however called, appear at such meeting or otherwise cause the Shares to be counted as present thereat for purpose of establishing a quorum and vote, or cause to be voted at such meeting, all Shares:
(a) in favor of adoption of the Merger Agreement and approving any other matters necessary for consummation of the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement, including the Merger (the Transaction Matters); and
(b) against (A) any agreement, transaction or proposal that relates to a Company Competing Proposal or any other transaction, proposal, agreement or action made in opposition to adoption of the Merger Agreement or in competition or inconsistent with the Merger or matters contemplated by the Merger Agreement; (B) any action or agreement that would result in a breach of any covenant, representation or warranty or any other obligation or agreement of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries contained in the Merger Agreement or of the Holder contained in this Agreement; (C) any action or agreement that would reasonably be expected to result in (1) any condition to the consummation of the Merger set forth in Article VII of the Merger Agreement not being fulfilled or (2) any change to the voting rights of any class of shares of capital stock of the Company (including any amendments to the Companys Organizational Documents); and (D) any other action that could reasonably be expected to impede, interfere with, delay, discourage, postpone or adversely affect any of the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement, including the Merger, or this Agreement. Any attempt by the Holder to vote, consent or express dissent with respect to (or otherwise to utilize the voting power of), the Shares in contravention of this Section 3.1 shall be null and void ab initio. If the Holder is the Beneficial Owner, but not the holder of record, of any Shares, the Holder agrees to take all actions necessary to cause the holder of record and any nominees to vote (or exercise a consent with respect to) all of such Shares in accordance with this Section 3.1.
Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary in this Agreement, this Section 3.1 shall not require any Holder to be present (in person or by proxy) or vote (or cause to be voted), any of the Shares to amend, modify or waive any provision of the Merger Agreement in a manner that reduces the amount, changes the form of the Merger Consideration payable, imposes any material restrictions on or additional material conditions on the payment of the Merger Consideration,
extends the Outside Date or otherwise adversely affects such Holder of the Company (in its capacity as such) in any material respect. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement, each Holder shall remain free to vote (or execute consents or proxies with respect to) the Shares with respect to any matter other than as set forth in Section 3.1(a) and Section 3.1(b) in any manner such Holder deems appropriate, including in connection with the election of directors of the Company.
3.2 Change in Company Recommendation. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, in the event that the Company Board makes a Company Change of Recommendation in accordance with Section 6.3 of the Merger Agreement (the Trigger Event), the obligations of the Holder under Section 3.1 above shall be modified such that the number of Shares voted by the Holder in accordance with Section 3.1 above that the Holder must vote as set forth in Section 3.1(a) and Section 3.1(b) shall be equal to the sum of (rounded up to the nearest whole share):
(a) The number of Shares that would represent as of the time of the Trigger Event thirty-four percent of the aggregate voting power of the outstanding shares of Company Common Stock entitled to vote thereon; plus
(b) The number of Shares the aggregate voting power of which, as a percentage of the aggregate voting power of all Shares not covered by subsection (a) of this Section 3.2, is equal to the Proportionate Percentage. The term Proportionate Percentage, for purposes of this Agreement, means the percentage of aggregate voting power with respect to all outstanding shares of Company Common Stock held by stockholders of the Company (excluding the Holder), voting in favor of approving the Transaction Matters. For example, if fifty percent of the total aggregate voting power with respect to all outstanding shares of Company Common Stock held by stockholders of the Company (excluding the Holder) votes to approve the Transaction Matters, the Holder must vote fifty percent of the aggregate voting power represented by all Shares not covered by subsection (a) of this Section 3.2 to approve the Transaction Matters.
3.3 Proxy. The Holder hereby irrevocably appoints as its proxy and attorney-in-fact, Parent and any person designated in writing by Parent, each of them individually, with full power of substitution and resubstitution, to consent to or vote the Shares as indicated in Section 3.1 above. The Holder intends this proxy to be irrevocable and unconditional during the term of this Agreement and coupled with an interest and will take such further action or execute such other instruments as may be reasonably necessary to effect the intent of this proxy, and hereby revokes any proxy previously granted by the Holder with respect to the Shares (and the Holder hereby represents that any such proxy is revocable). The proxy granted by the Holder shall be automatically revoked upon the occurrence of the Termination Date and Parent may further terminate this proxy at any time at its sole election by written notice provided to the Holder.
4.1 Waiver of Appraisal Rights; Litigation. To the fullest extent permitted by law, the Holder hereby irrevocably and unconditionally waives, and agrees not to exercise, any rights of appraisal (including under Section 262 of the DGCL) relating to the Merger that the Holder may
have by virtue of the ownership of any Shares. The Holder further agrees not to commence, join in, and agrees to take all actions necessary to opt out of any class in any class action with respect to, any claim, derivative or otherwise, against Parent, Merger Sub, or the Company or any of their respective affiliates and each of their successors or directors relating to the negotiation, execution or delivery of this Agreement or the Merger Agreement or the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby or thereby, including any claim (a) challenging the validity of, or seeking to enjoin the operation of, any provision of this Agreement or the Merger Agreement (including any claim seeking to enjoin or delay the Closing) or (b) alleging a breach of any fiduciary duty of the Company Board in connection with the negotiation and entry into this Agreement, the Merger Agreement or the transactions contemplated hereby or thereby, and hereby irrevocably waives any claim or rights whatsoever with respect to any of the foregoing.
4.2 Further Assurances. The Holder agrees that from and after the date hereof and until the Termination Date, the Holder shall and shall cause its Subsidiaries to take no action that would reasonably be likely to adversely affect or delay the ability to perform its respective covenants and agreements under this Agreement.
4.3 Fiduciary Duties. The Holder is entering into this Agreement solely in its capacity as the record or Beneficial Owner of the Shares and nothing herein is intended to or shall limit or affect any actions taken by any of the Holders designees serving in his or her capacity as a director of the Company (or a Subsidiary of the Company). The taking of any actions (or failures to act) by the Holders designees serving as a director of the Company (in such capacity as a director) shall not be deemed to constitute a breach of this Agreement.
REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF HOLDER
5.1 Representations and Warranties. The Holder hereby represents and warrants as follows:
(a) Ownership. The Holder has, with respect to the Shares, and at all times during the term of this Agreement will continue to have, Beneficial Ownership of, good and valid title to and full and exclusive power to vote, issue instructions with respect to the matters set forth in Article III, agree to all of the matters set forth in this Agreement and to Transfer the Shares. The Shares constitute all of the shares of Company Common Stock owned of record or beneficially by the Holder as of the date hereof. Other than this Agreement, (i) there are no agreements or arrangements of any kind, contingent or otherwise, to which the Holder is a party obligating the Holder to Transfer or cause to be Transferred to any person any of the Shares and (ii) no Person has any contractual or other right or obligation to purchase or otherwise acquire any of the Shares.
(b) Organization; Authority. The Holder is a limited liability company duly organized, validly existing and in good standing under the Laws of its jurisdiction of formation. The Holder has full power and authority and is duly authorized to make, enter into and carry out the terms of this Agreement and to perform its obligations hereunder. This Agreement has been duly and validly executed and delivered by the Holder and (assuming due authorization, execution and delivery by Parent) constitutes a valid and binding agreement of the Holder, enforceable against the Holder in accordance with its terms (except in all cases as such enforceability may be limited by Creditors Rights), and no other action is necessary to authorize the execution and delivery by the Holder or the performance of the Holders obligations hereunder.
(c) No Violation. The execution, delivery and performance by the Holder of this Agreement will not (i) violate any provision of any Law applicable to the Holder; (ii) violate any order, judgment or decree applicable to the Holder or any of its Affiliates; or (iii) conflict with, or result in a breach or default under, any agreement or instrument to which the Holder or any of its Affiliates is a party or any term or condition of its certificate of formation, limited liability company agreement or comparable Organizational Documents, as applicable, except where such conflict, breach or default would not reasonably be expected to, individually or in the aggregate, have an adverse effect on the Holders ability to satisfy its obligations hereunder.
(d) Consents and Approvals. The execution and delivery by the Holder of this Agreement does not, and the performance of the Holders obligations hereunder, require the Holder or any of its Affiliates to obtain any consent, approval, authorization or permit of, or to make any filing with or notification to, any person or Governmental Entity, except such filings and authorizations as may be required under the Exchange Act.
(e) Absence of Litigation. To the knowledge of the Holder, as of the date hereof, there is no Proceeding pending against, or threatened in writing against the Holder that would prevent the performance by the Holder of its obligations under this Agreement or to consummate the transactions contemplated hereby or by the Merger Agreement, including the Merger, on a timely basis.
(f) Absence of Other Voting Agreements. Other than pursuant to Permitted Encumbrances, none of the Shares is subject to any voting trust, proxy or other agreement, arrangement or restriction with respect to voting, in each case, that is inconsistent with this Agreement, except as disclosed in the Company SEC Documents and as contemplated by this Agreement. None of the Shares is subject to any pledge agreement pursuant to which the Holder does not retain sole and exclusive voting rights with respect to the Shares subject to such pledge agreement at least until the occurrence of an event of default under the related debt instrument.
6.1 No Solicitation. The Holder agrees that it will not, and will cause its affiliates not to, and will use commercially reasonable efforts to cause its and their Representatives not to, directly or indirectly, take any of the actions listed in clauses (i) - (v) of Section 6.3(b) of the Merger Agreement (without giving effect to any amendment or modification of such clauses after the date hereof). The Holder shall, and shall cause its affiliates to, and shall use its commercially reasonable efforts to cause its and their Representatives to, immediately cease, and cause to be terminated, any discussions or negotiations conducted before the date of this Agreement with any Person other than Parent with respect to any inquiry, proposal or offer that constitutes, or would reasonably be expected to lead to, a Company Competing Proposal. In addition, the Holder agrees to be subject to Section 6.3(c) of the Merger Agreement (without giving effect to any amendment or modification of such clauses after the date hereof) as if the Holder were the Company thereunder. Notwithstanding the foregoing, to the extent the Company complies with its
obligations under Section 6.3 of the Merger Agreement and participates in discussions or negotiations with a Person regarding a Company Competing Proposal, Holder and/or any of its Representatives may engage in discussions or negotiations with such Person to the extent that the Company can act under Section 6.3 of the Merger Agreement.
6.2 Non-Recourse. This Agreement may only be enforced against, and any claim or cause of action based upon, arising out of, or related to this Agreement or the transactions contemplated by this Agreement may only be brought against, the entities that are expressly named as parties hereto and then only with respect to the specific obligations set forth herein with respect to such party. Except to the extent a named party to this Agreement (and then only to the extent of the specific obligations undertaken by such named party in this Agreement and not otherwise), no past, present or future director, manager, officer, employee, incorporator, member, partner, equityholder, Affiliate, agent, attorney, advisor, consultant or Representative or Affiliate of any of the foregoing shall have any liability (whether in contract, tort, equity or otherwise) for any one or more of the representations, warranties, covenants, agreements or other obligations or liabilities of or made under this Agreement (whether for indemnification or otherwise) or of or for any claim based on, arising out of, or related to this Agreement or the transactions contemplated by this Agreement.
6.3 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 Shares. All rights, ownership and economic benefits of and relating to the Shares shall remain vested in and belong to the Holder, and Parent shall not have any authority to manage, direct, restrict, regulate, govern or administer any of the policies or operations of the Company or exercise any power or authority to direct the Holder in the voting or disposition of any Shares, except as otherwise expressly provided herein.
6.4 Disclosure. The Holder consents to and authorizes the publication and disclosure by the Company and Parent of the Holders identity and holding of Shares, and the terms of this Agreement (including, for avoidance of doubt, the disclosure of this Agreement), in any press release, the Registration Statement, including the Joint Proxy Statement, as applicable, and any other disclosure document required in connection with the Merger Agreement, the Merger and the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement.
6.5 Termination. This Agreement shall terminate at the earlier of (i) the date the Merger Agreement is validly terminated in accordance with its terms or (ii) the Effective Time (such date, the Termination Date). Neither the provisions of this Section 6.5 nor the termination of this Agreement shall relieve (x) any party hereto from any liability of such party to any other party incurred prior to such termination or (y) any party hereto from any liability to any other party arising out of or in connection with a breach of this Agreement. Nothing in the Merger Agreement shall relieve the Holder from any liability arising out of or in connection with a breach of this Agreement.
6.6 Amendment. This Agreement may not be amended, modified or supplemented in any manner, whether by course of conduct or otherwise, except by an instrument in writing specifically designated as an amendment hereto, signed on behalf of each of the Holder, Parent and the Company.
6.7 Reliance. The Holder understands and acknowledges that Parent, Merger Sub and the Company are entering into the Merger Agreement in reliance upon such Holders execution and delivery of this Agreement.
6.8 Extension; Waiver. At any time prior to the Effective Time, the the parties may, to the extent legally allowed:
(a) extend the time for the performance of any of the obligations or acts of the other party hereunder;
(b) waive any inaccuracies in the representations and warranties of the other party contained herein or in any document delivered pursuant hereto; or
(c) waive compliance with any of the agreements or conditions of the other party contained herein;
provided, that, in each case, such waiver is made in writing and signed by the party (or parties) against whom the waiver is to be effective.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, no failure or delay by the Company or Parent in exercising any right hereunder shall operate as a waiver thereof nor shall any single or partial exercise thereof preclude any other or further exercise of any other right hereunder. No agreement on the part of a party to any such extension or waiver shall be valid unless set forth in an instrument in writing signed on behalf of such party. No waiver by any of the parties hereto of any default, misrepresentation or breach of representation, warranty, covenant or other agreement hereunder, whether intentional or not, shall be deemed to extend to any prior or subsequent default, misrepresentation or breach or affect in any way any rights arising by virtue of any prior or subsequent such occurrence.
6.9 Expenses. All fees and expenses incurred in connection with this Agreement and the transactions contemplated hereby shall be paid by the party incurring such fees or expenses, whether or not the Merger is consummated.
6.10 Notices. All notices, requests and other communications to any party under, or otherwise in connection with, this Agreement shall be in writing and shall be deemed to have been duly given (a) if delivered in person; (b) if transmitted by facsimile (but only upon confirmation of transmission by the transmitting equipment); (c) if transmitted by electronic mail (e-mail) (but only if confirmation of receipt of such e-mail is requested and received; provided, that each notice party shall use reasonable best efforts to confirm receipt of any such email correspondence promptly upon receipt of such request); or (d) if transmitted by national overnight courier, in each case as addressed as follows:
if to the Holder, to:
Q-Jagged Peak Energy Investment Partners, LLC
Prior to or on November 1, 2019:
1401 McKinney St, Suite 27000
Houston, Texas 77010
|After October 31, 2019:|
|800 Capitol St, Suite 3600|
|Houston, Texas 77002|
if to Parent, to:
Parsley Energy, Inc.
303 Colorado Street, Suite 3000
|Austin, Texas 78701|
With a copy (which shall not constitute notice) to:
|Kirkland & Ellis LLP|
|609 Main Street, Suite 4700|
|Houston, Texas 77002|
|Attention:||Sean T. Wheeler, P.C.|
|Douglas E. Bacon, P.C.|
if to the Company to:
|Jagged Peak Energy Inc.|
|1401 Lawrence Street, Suite 1800|
|Denver, Colorado 80202|
With a copy (which shall not constitute notice) to:
Vinson & Elkins LLP
1001 Fannin, Suite 2500
|Houston, Texas 77002|
|Attention:||Stephen M. Gill|
6.11 Interpretation. The parties have participated jointly in negotiating and drafting this Agreement. In the event that an ambiguity or a 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 party by virtue of the authorship of any provision of this Agreement. When a reference is made in this Agreement to Articles or Sections, such reference shall be to an Article or Section of this Agreement unless otherwise indicated. The 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 limitation. References to the date hereof shall mean the date of this Agreement. As used in this Agreement, the knowledge of the Holder means the actual knowledge of any officer of Holder after due inquiry, and the knowledge of Parent means the actual knowledge of any of the officers of Parent listed on Section 1.1 of the Parent Disclosure Letter after due inquiry. As used herein, (a) business day means any day other than a Saturday, a Sunday or a day on which banks in New York, New York are authorized by Law or executive order to be closed, (b) the term person means any individual, corporation (including not-for-profit), general or limited partnership, limited liability company, joint venture, estate, trust, association, organization, Governmental Entity or other entity of any kind or nature, and (c) an Affiliate mean with respect to any Person, any other Person directly or indirectly, controlling, controlled by, or under common control with, such Person, through one or more intermediaries or otherwise; provided, however, that solely for purposes of this Agreement, notwithstanding anything to the contrary set forth herein, neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries shall be deemed to be a Subsidiary or Affiliate of the Holder; provided, further, that, for the avoidance of doubt, any member of the Holder shall be deemed an Affiliate the Holder; and provided, further, that an Affiliate of the Holder shall include any investment fund, vehicle or holding company of which the Holder or an affiliate thereof serves as the general partner, managing member or discretionary manager or advisor; and provided, further, that, notwithstanding the foregoing, an Affiliate of the Holder shall not include any portfolio company or other investment of the Holder or any Affiliate of the Holder.
6.12 Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in two or more counterparts, including via facsimile or email in portable document format (.pdf) form transmission, all of which shall be considered one and the same agreement and shall become effective when two 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.
6.13 No Partnership, Agency or Joint Venture. This Agreement is intended to create, and creates, a contractual relationship and is not intended to create, and does not create, any agency, partnership, joint venture, any like relationship between the parties hereto or a presumption that the parties are in any way acting in concert or as a group with respect to the obligations or the transactions contemplated by this Agreement.
6.14 Entire Agreement. This Agreement (together with the Confidentiality Agreement, the Merger Agreement, the Registration Rights Agreement and any other documents and instruments executed pursuant hereto) constitutes the entire agreement and supersedes all prior agreements and understandings, both written and oral, among the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof.
6.15 Governing Law; Venue; Waiver of Jury Trial.
(a) THIS AGREEMENT, AND ALL CLAIMS OR CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT OR TORT) THAT MAY BE BASED UPON, ARISE OUT OF RELATE TO THIS AGREEMENT, OR THE NEGOTIATION, EXECUTION OR PERFORMANCE OF THIS AGREEMENT, SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE, WITHOUT GIVING EFFECT TO THE PRINCIPLES OF CONFLICTS OF LAW THEREOF.
(b) THE PARTIES IRREVOCABLY SUBMIT TO THE JURISDICTION OF THE COURT OF CHANCERY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE OR, IF THE COURT OF CHANCERY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE OR THE DELAWARE SUPREME COURT DETERMINES THAT, NOTWITHSTANDING SECTION 111 OF THE DELAWARE GENERAL CORPORATIONS LAW, THE COURT OF CHANCERY DOES NOT HAVE OR SHOULD NOT EXERCISE SUBJECT MATTER JURISDICTION OVER SUCH MATTER, THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE AND THE FEDERAL COURTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LOCATED IN THE STATE OF DELAWARE SOLELY IN CONNECTION WITH ANY DISPUTE THAT ARISES IN RESPECT OF THE INTERPRETATION AND ENFORCEMENT OF THE PROVISIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT AND THE DOCUMENTS REFERRED TO IN THIS AGREEMENT OR IN RESPECT OF THE TRANSACTIONS CONTEMPLATED BY THIS AGREEMENT, AND HEREBY WAIVE, AND AGREE NOT TO ASSERT, AS A DEFENSE IN ANY ACTION, SUIT OR PROCEEDING FOR INTERPRETATION OR ENFORCEMENT HEREOF OR ANY SUCH DOCUMENT THAT IT IS NOT SUBJECT THERETO OR THAT SUCH ACTION, SUIT OR PROCEEDING MAY NOT BE BROUGHT OR IS NOT MAINTAINABLE IN SAID COURTS OR THAT VENUE THEREOF MAY NOT BE APPROPRIATE OR THAT THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY SUCH DOCUMENT MAY NOT BE ENFORCED IN OR BY SUCH COURTS, AND THE PARTIES IRREVOCABLY AGREE THAT ALL CLAIMS WITH RESPECT TO SUCH ACTION, SUIT OR PROCEEDING SHALL BE HEARD AND DETERMINED EXCLUSIVELY BY SUCH A DELAWARE STATE OR FEDERAL COURT. THE PARTIES HEREBY CONSENT TO AND GRANT ANY SUCH COURT JURISDICTION OVER THE PERSON OF SUCH PARTIES AND OVER THE SUBJECT MATTER OF SUCH DISPUTE AND AGREE THAT MAILING OF PROCESS OR OTHER PAPERS IN CONNECTION WITH SUCH ACTION, SUIT OR PROCEEDING IN THE MANNER PROVIDED IN SECTION 6.10 OR IN SUCH OTHER MANNER AS MAY BE PERMITTED BY LAW SHALL BE VALID AND SUFFICIENT SERVICE THEREOF.
(c) 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 RESPECT OF ANY LITIGATION DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT OR THE TRANSACTIONS CONTEMPLATED BY THIS
AGREEMENT. EACH PARTY CERTIFIES AND ACKNOWLEDGES THAT (I) 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; (II) SUCH PARTY UNDERSTANDS AND HAS CONSIDERED THE IMPLICATIONS OF THE FOREGOING WAIVER; (III) SUCH PARTY MAKES THE FOREGOING WAIVER VOLUNTARILY AND (IV) SUCH PARTY HAS BEEN INDUCED TO ENTER INTO THIS AGREEMENT BY, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THE MUTUAL WAIVER AND CERTIFICATIONS IN THIS SECTION 6.15.
6.16 Assignment. Neither this Agreement nor any of the rights, interests or obligations hereunder shall be assigned by any of the parties hereto (whether by operation of law or otherwise) without the prior written consent of the other party. Any purported assignment in contravention hereof shall be null and void. Subject to the preceding sentence and except as set forth in Article II, this Agreement will be binding upon, inure to the benefit of and be enforceable by the parties and their respective successors and permitted assigns.
6.17 Specific Performance. The parties agree that irreparable damage, for which monetary damages would not be an adequate remedy, 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 by the parties. Prior to the termination of this Agreement pursuant to Section 6.5, it is accordingly agreed that the parties shall be entitled to an injunction or injunctions, or any other appropriate form of specific performance or equitable relief, to prevent breaches of this Agreement and to enforce specifically the terms and provisions hereof in any court of competent jurisdiction, in each case in accordance with this Section 6.17, this being in addition to any other remedy to which they are entitled under the terms of this Agreement at Law or in equity. Each party accordingly agrees not to raise any objections to the availability of the equitable remedy of specific performance to prevent or restrain breaches or threatened breaches of, or to enforce compliance with, the covenants and obligations of such party under this Agreement, all in accordance with the terms of this Section 6.17. Each party further agrees that no other party or any other Person shall be required to obtain, furnish or post any bond or similar instrument in connection with or as a condition to obtaining any remedy referred to in this Section 6.17, and each party irrevocably waives any right it may have to require the obtaining, furnishing or posting of any such bond or similar instrument.
6.18 Severability. Each party agrees that, should any court or other competent authority hold any provision of this Agreement or part hereof to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, such invalidity, illegality or unenforceability shall not affect any other term or provision of this Agreement or invalidate or render unenforceable such other term or provision in any other jurisdiction. Upon such determination that any term or other provision is invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the parties 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. Except as otherwise contemplated by this Agreement, in response to an order from a court or other competent authority for any party to take any action inconsistent herewith or not to take an action consistent herewith or required hereby, to the extent that a party took an action inconsistent with this Agreement or failed to take action consistent with this Agreement or required by this Agreement pursuant to such order, such party shall not incur any liability or obligation unless such party did not in good faith seek to resist or object to the imposition or entering of such order.
6.19 Delivery by Facsimile or Electronic Transmission. This Agreement and any signed agreement or instrument entered into in connection with this Agreement, and any amendments or waivers hereto or thereto, to the extent signed and delivered by means of a facsimile machine or by e-mail delivery of a .pdf format data file, shall be treated in all manner and respects as an original agreement or instrument and shall be considered to have the same binding legal effect as if it were the original signed version thereof delivered in person. No party hereto or to any such agreement or instrument shall raise the use of a facsimile machine or e-mail delivery of a .pdf format data file to deliver a signature to this Agreement or any amendment hereto or the fact that any signature or agreement or instrument was transmitted or communicated through the use of a facsimile machine or e-mail delivery of a .pdf format data file as a defense to the formation of a contract and each party hereto forever waives any such defense.
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto, intending to be legally bound hereby, have executed or caused this Agreement to be executed in counterparts, all as of the day and year first above written.
|PARSLEY ENERGY, INC.|
|Title:||President and Chief Executive Officer|
|JACKAL MERGER SUB, INC.|
|Title:||President and Chief Executive Officer|
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|Q-JAGGED PEAK ENERGY INVESTMENT PARTNERS, LLC|
|Name:||S. Wil VanLoh, Jr.|
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|JAGGED PEAK ENERGY INC.|
|Name:||James J. Kleckner|
|Title:||President and Chief Executive Officer|
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