Description of Securities of The Pennant Group, Inc
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DESCRIPTION OF SECURITIES
As of December 31, 2019, The Pennant Group, Inc. has registered one class of securities under Section 12 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”).
Description of Common Stock
The following description of our Common Stock (as defined below) is a summary and does not purport to be complete. It is subject to and qualified in its entirety by reference to our Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (the “Certificate of Incorporation”) and our Amended and Restated By-laws (the “Bylaws”), each of which are incorporated by reference as an exhibit to the Annual Report on Form 10-K of which this Exhibit is a part. We encourage you to read our Certificate of Incorporation, our Bylaws and the applicable provisions of the Delaware General Corporate Law (the “DGCL”), for additional information.
Authorized Capital Shares
Our authorized capital shares consist of 100,000,000 shares of common stock, $0.001 par value per share (“Common Stock”), and 1,000,000 shares of preferred stock, $0.001 par value per share (“Preferred Stock”).
We have outstanding shares of Common Stock. The outstanding shares of our Common Stock are fully paid and non-assessable. This means the full purchase price for the outstanding shares of Common Stock has been paid and the holders of such shares will not be assessed any additional amounts for such shares. Any additional shares of Common Stock that the Company may issue in the future will also be fully paid and non-assessable.
Each share of Common Stock is entitled to one vote on all matters submitted to a vote of the stockholders, including the election of directors. Our Common Stock does not have cumulative voting rights. This means a holder of a single share of Common Stock cannot cast more than one vote for each position to be filled on the Board of Directors. It also means the holders of a majority of the shares of Common Stock entitled to vote in the election of directors can elect all directors standing for election and the holders of the remaining shares will not be able to elect any directors.
Subject to the rights of holders of outstanding shares of Preferred Stock, if any, the holders of Common Stock are entitled to receive dividends, if any, as may be declared from time to time by the Board of Directors in its discretion out of funds legally available for the payment of dividends. Delaware law allows a corporation to pay dividends only out of surplus, as determined under the DGCL.
Upon the liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Company, the holders of Common Stock are entitled to receive ratably the net assets of the Company legally available for distribution after we have paid or provided for all of our liabilities and all of the preferential amounts to which any holders of Preferred Stock, if any, may be entitled.
Other Rights and Preferences
Our Common Stock has no sinking fund or redemption provisions or pre-emptive, conversion or exchange rights.
Stockholder Action by Written Consent
Our Certificate of Incorporation and Bylaws prohibit stockholder action by written consent except when the action to be taken has previously been approved by our Board of Directors.
Exclusive Jurisdiction of Certain Actions
Our Certificate of Incorporation provides that, unless the Company consents in writing to the selection of an alternative forum, the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware shall, to the fullest extent permitted by law, be the sole and exclusive forum for any (1) derivative action or proceeding brought on behalf of the Company, (2) action asserting a claim of breach of a fiduciary duty owed by any director, officer, employee or agent of the Company to the Company or our stockholders, or any claim for aiding and abetting any such alleged breach, (3) action asserting a claim against the Company or any director or officer of the Company arising pursuant to any provision of the DGCL or the Certificate of Incorporation or our Bylaws, or (4) action asserting a claim against us or any director or officer of the Company governed by the internal affairs doctrine except for, as to each of (1) through (4) above, any claim (A) as to which the Court of Chancery determines that there is an indispensable party not subject to the jurisdiction of the Court of Chancery (and the indispensable party does not consent to the personal jurisdiction of the Court of Chancery within ten days following such determination), (B) which is vested in the exclusive jurisdiction of a court or forum other than the Court of Chancery, or (C) arising under the federal securities laws, including the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, as to which the Court of Chancery and the federal district court for the District of Delaware shall concurrently be the sole and exclusive forums. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the provisions of this paragraph will not apply to suits brought to enforce any liability or duty created by the Exchange Act or any other claim for which the federal district courts of the United States of America shall be the sole and exclusive forum. The foregoing may have the effect of discouraging lawsuits against the Company’s directors and officers.
The Common Stock is traded on The Nasdaq Global Select Market under the trading symbol “PNTG.”