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EX-10.18 6 fs42021ex10-18_spartanacq2.htm FORM OF INVESTOR RIGHTS AGREEMENT

 

Exhibit 10.18

 

Final Form

 

INVESTOR RIGHTS AGREEMENT

 

THIS INVESTOR RIGHTS AGREEMENT (this “Agreement”), dated as of [●], 2021, is made and entered into by and among Sunlight Financial Holdings Inc., a Delaware corporation f/k/a Spartan Acquisition Corp. II (the “Company”), Spartan Acquisition Sponsor II LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the “Spartan Sponsor”), Tiger Infrastructure Partners Sunlight Feeder LP, a Delaware limited partnership (“Tiger IPSF”), Tiger Infrastructure Partners Co-Invest B LP, a Delaware limited partnership (together with Tiger IPSF, “Tiger”), FTV V, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership (“FTV”), and the undersigned parties listed under Holder on the signature pages hereto (each such party, together with the Spartan Sponsor, FTV, Tiger and any Person (as defined below) who hereafter becomes a party to this Agreement pursuant to Section 7.2 of this Agreement, a “Holder” and collectively, the “Holders”).

 

RECITALS

 

WHEREAS, on November 24, 2020, the Company, the Spartan Sponsor and certain other security holders named therein (the “Existing Holders”) entered into that certain Registration Rights Agreement (the “Existing Registration Rights Agreement”), pursuant to which the Company granted the Spartan Sponsor and such other Existing Holders certain registration rights with respect to certain securities of the Company;

 

WHEREAS, on January 23, 2021, the Company, SL Invest I Inc., a Delaware corporation, SL Invest II LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, SL Financial Investor I LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, SL Financial Investor II LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, SL Financial Holdings Inc., a Delaware corporation, SL Financial LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, Sunlight Financial LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“Sunlight”), FTV-Sunlight, Inc., a Delaware corporation, and Tiger Co-Invest B Sunlight Blocker LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, entered into that certain Business Combination Agreement and Plan of Reorganization (the “BCA”), pursuant to which, among other things, the parties to the BCA will undertake certain merger transactions as contemplated thereby and, as a result of such transactions, Sunlight will become an indirectly controlled subsidiary of the Company (the “Business Combination”);

 

WHEREAS, after the closing of the Business Combination, certain Holders will own shares of the Company’s Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Class A Common Stock”), the Spartan Sponsor will own warrants to purchase shares of Class A Common Stock (the “Private Placement Warrants”) and certain Holders will own Class EX Units of Sunlight (“Class EX Units”), which will be exchangeable for shares of Class A Common Stock pursuant to the terms of that certain Fifth Amended and Restated Limited Liability Company Agreement of Sunlight, dated as of the date hereof; and

 

WHEREAS, the Company and the Existing Holders desire to terminate the Existing Registration Rights Agreement and enter into this Agreement with the Holders, pursuant to which the Company shall grant the Holders certain registration rights with respect to certain securities of the Company and certain board nomination rights, as set forth in this Agreement.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the representations, covenants and agreements contained herein, and certain other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the parties hereto, intending to be legally bound, hereby agree as follows:

 

ARTICLE I
DEFINITIONS

 

1.1 Definitions. The terms defined in this Article I shall, for all purposes of this Agreement, have the respective meanings set forth below:

 

Affiliate” means, with respect to any specified Person, a Person that directly or indirectly Controls or is Controlled by, or is under common Control with, such specified Person. For purposes of this Agreement, no party to this Agreement shall be deemed to be an Affiliate of another party to this Agreement solely by reason of the execution and delivery of this Agreement and the Company and its subsidiaries will not be deemed to be an Affiliate of Spartan Sponsor, Tiger or FTV.

 

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Agreement” shall have the meaning given in the Preamble.

 

BCA” shall have the meaning given in the Recitals hereto.

 

Beneficially Own” shall have the meaning given to such term in Rule 13d-3 under the Exchange Act, and any Person’s beneficial ownership of securities shall be calculated in accordance with the provisions of such Rule as in effect as of such time. The terms “Beneficial Owner” and “Beneficially Own” and “Beneficial Ownership” shall have correlative meanings. For the avoidance of doubt, for purposes of this Agreement, each of the Principal Stockholders is deemed to Beneficially Own the shares of Common Stock owned by it, notwithstanding the fact that such shares or other securities are subject to this Agreement.

 

Board” shall mean the board of directors of the Company.

 

Board Observer” shall have the meaning given in Section 5.2 of this Agreement.

 

Business Combination” shall have the meaning given in the Recitals hereto.

 

Commission” shall mean the Securities and Exchange Commission.

 

Control” (including the terms “Controls,” “Controlled,” “Controlled by” and “under common Control with”) means the possession, direct or indirect, of the power to (a) direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of a Person, whether through the ownership of voting securities, by contract or otherwise or (b) vote ten percent (10%) or more of the securities having ordinary voting power for the election of directors of an entity.

 

Class A Common Stock” shall have the meaning given in the Recitals hereto.

 

Class C Common Stock” means the shares of Class C common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, of the Company.

 

Closing” shall have the meaning given such term in the BCA.

 

Common Stock” means the Class A Common Stock and the Class C Common Stock, collectively.

 

Company” shall have the meaning given in the Preamble.

 

Demanding Holder” shall mean any of Spartan Sponsor, FTV and Tiger.

 

Effectiveness Period” shall have the meaning given in subsection 3.1.1 of this Agreement.

 

Exchange Act” shall mean the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as it may be amended from time to time.

 

Existing Holders” shall have the meaning given in the Recitals hereto.

 

Existing Registration Rights Agreement” shall have the meaning given in the Recitals hereto.

 

Form S-3” shall mean a Registration Statement on Form S-3 or any similar short-form registration statement that may be available at such time.

 

FTV” shall have the meaning given in the Preamble.

 

FTV Director” shall have the meaning given in Section 5.1(b)(ii).

 

Holder Indemnified Persons” shall have the meaning given in subsection 4.1.1 of this Agreement.

 

Holders” shall have the meaning given in the Preamble.

 

Maximum Number of Securities” shall have the meaning given in subsection 2.1.4 of this Agreement.

 

Misstatement” shall mean an untrue statement of a material fact or an omission to state a material fact required to be stated in a Registration Statement or Prospectus, or necessary to make the statements in a Registration Statement or Prospectus (in the case of a Prospectus only, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made) not misleading.

 

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Person” means any individual, corporation, firm, partnership, joint venture, limited liability company, estate, trust, business association, organization, any court, administrative agency, regulatory body, commission or other governmental authority, board, bureau or instrumentality, domestic or foreign and any subdivision thereof or other entity, and also includes any managed investment account.

 

Piggyback Registration” shall have the meaning given in subsection 2.2.1 of this Agreement.

 

Private Placement Warrants” shall have the meaning given in the Recitals hereto.

 

Pro Rata” shall have the meaning given in subsection 2.1.4 of this Agreement.

 

Principal Stockholders” shall mean the Spartan Sponsor, FTV and Tiger.

 

Principal Stockholder Trigger Event” means, with respect to any Principal Stockholder, such Principal Stockholder and its Affiliates collectively having Beneficial Ownership of less than fifty percent (50%) of the number of shares of Common Stock as such Persons owned immediately following the Closing (as adjusted for stock splits, stock dividends, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like).

 

Prospectus” shall mean the prospectus included in any Registration Statement, as supplemented by any and all prospectus supplements and as amended by any and all post-effective amendments and including all material incorporated by reference in such prospectus.

 

Registrable Security” shall mean (a) the Private Placement Warrants (including any shares of Common Stock issued or issuable upon the exercise of any such Private Placement Warrants), (b) any outstanding shares of Class A Common Stock held by a Holder at any time, whether held on the date hereof or acquired after the date hereof, (c) any equity securities (including the shares of Common Stock issued or issuable upon the exercise of any such equity security) of the Company issuable upon conversion of any working capital loans in an amount up to $1,500,000 made to the Company by a Holder, (d) any shares of Class A Common Stock issued or issuable upon exchange of Class EX Units and Class C Common Stock issued to a Holder under the BCA and (e) any other equity security of the Company issued or issuable with respect to any such shares of Common Stock by way of a stock dividend or stock split or in connection with a combination of shares, recapitalization, merger, consolidation or reorganization; provided, however, that, as to any particular Registrable Securities, such securities shall cease to be Registrable Securities when: (A) a Registration Statement with respect to the sale of such securities shall have become effective under the Securities Act and such securities shall have been sold, transferred, disposed of or exchanged in accordance with such Registration Statement; (B) such securities shall have been otherwise transferred, new certificates for such securities not bearing a legend restricting further transfer shall have been delivered by the Company and subsequent public distribution of such securities shall not require registration under the Securities Act; (C) such securities shall have ceased to be outstanding; or (D) such securities have been sold without registration pursuant to Rule 144 (or any successor rule promulgated thereafter by the Commission) and the transferee thereof does not receive “restricted securities” as defined in Rule 144.

 

Registration” shall mean a registration effected by preparing and filing a registration statement or similar document in compliance with the requirements of the Securities Act, and the applicable rules and regulations promulgated thereunder, and any such registration statement having been declared effective by, or become effective pursuant to rules promulgated by, the Commission.

 

"Registration Expenses” shall mean the out-of-pocket expenses of a Registration, including, without limitation, the following:

 

(A) all registration and filing fees (including fees with respect to filings required to be made with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and any securities exchange on which the Class A Common Stock is then listed);

 

(B) fees and expenses of compliance with securities or blue sky laws (including reasonable fees and disbursements of counsel for the Underwriters in connection with blue sky qualifications of Registrable Securities);

 

(C) printing, messenger, telephone and delivery expenses;

 

(D) reasonable fees and disbursements of counsel for the Company;

 

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(E) reasonable fees and disbursements of all independent registered public accountants of the Company incurred specifically in connection with such Registration;

 

(F) reasonable fees and expenses of one (1) legal counsel selected by the majority-in-interest of the Demanding Holders initiating an Underwritten Demand to be registered for offer and sale in the applicable Underwritten Offering or in the case of a Piggyback Registration, by the holders of fifty percent (50%) or more of the Registrable Securities participating in the offering;

 

(G) all expenses with respect to a road show that the Company is obligated to participate in pursuant to the terms of this Agreement; and

 

(H) any liability insurance or other premiums for insurance obtained for the benefit of the Company purchased by the Company (but not the Holders) in connection with any Registration or offering pursuant to the terms of this Agreement, regardless of whether such Registration Statement is declared effective.

 

Registration Statement” shall mean any registration statement under the Securities Act that covers the Registrable Securities pursuant to the provisions of this Agreement, including the Prospectus included in such registration statement, amendments (including post-effective amendments) and supplements to such registration statement, and all exhibits to and all material incorporated by reference in such registration statement.

 

Requesting Holder” shall have the meaning given in subsection 2.1.3 of this Agreement.

 

Rule 144” shall mean Rule 144 promulgated under the Securities Act.

 

Securities Act” shall mean the Securities Act of 1933, as amended from time to time.

 

Shelf Registration” shall have the meaning given in subsection 2.1.1.

 

Spartan Sponsor” shall have the meaning given in the Preamble.

 

Spartan Sponsor Director” shall have the meaning given in Section 5.1(b)(i).

 

Sunlight” shall have the meaning given in the Recitals.

 

Suspension Event” shall have the meaning given in Section 3.4 of this Agreement.

 

Tiger” shall have the meaning given in the Preamble.

 

Tiger Director” shall have the meaning given in Section 5.1(b)(iii).

 

Underwriter” shall mean a securities dealer who purchases any Registrable Securities as principal in an Underwritten Offering and not as part of such dealer’s market-making activities.

 

Underwritten Demand” shall have the meaning given in subsection 2.1.3 of this Agreement.

 

Underwritten Offering” shall mean a Registration in which securities of the Company are sold to an Underwriter in a firm commitment underwriting for distribution to the public.

 

VWAP” means, as of a specified date and in respect of Registrable Securities, the volume weighted average price for such security on the principal national securities exchange on which Registrable Securities are listed for the five (5) trading days immediately preceding, but excluding, such date.

 

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ARTICLE II
REGISTRATIONS

 

2.1 Registration.

 

2.1.1 Shelf Registration. The Company agrees that, within thirty (30) calendar days after the consummation of the Business Combination, the Company will file with the Commission (at the Company’s sole cost and expense) a Registration Statement registering the Registrable Securities for resale from time to time pursuant to Rule 415(a)(1)(i) (a “Shelf Registration”).

 

2.1.2 Effective Registration. The Company shall use its reasonable best efforts to cause such Registration Statement to become effective by the Commission as soon as reasonably practicable after the initial filing of the Registration Statement in accordance with Section 2.1.1 of this Agreement. Subject to the limitations contained in this Agreement, the Company shall effect any Shelf Registration on such appropriate registration form of the Commission (a) as shall be selected by the Company and (b) as shall permit the resale or other disposition of the Registrable Securities by the Holders from time to time. If the initial Registration Statement (the “Initial Shelf”) filed by the Company pursuant to subsection 2.1.1 is on Form S-1, upon the Company becoming eligible to register the Registrable Securities for resale by the Holders on Form S-3, the Company shall use its reasonable best efforts to amend the Initial Shelf to a Registration Statement on Form S-3 or file a Registration Statement on Form S-3 in substitution of the Initial Shelf (the “Replacement S-3 Shelf”) and cause the Replacement S-3 Shelf to be declared effective as soon as practicable thereafter. The Company shall use its reasonable best efforts to cause a Registration Statement filed pursuant to subsection 2.1.1 to remain effective, and to be supplemented and amended to the extent necessary to ensure that such Registration Statement is available or, if not available, that another registration statement is available, for the resale of all the Registrable Securities held by the Holders until all such Registrable Securities have ceased to be Registrable Securities.

 

2.1.3 Underwritten Offering. Subject to the provisions of subsection 2.1.4 of this Agreement, any Demanding Holder may make a written demand to the Company for an Underwritten Offering pursuant to a Registration Statement filed with the Commission in accordance with subsection 2.1.1 of this Agreement or a new Registration Statement if such Demanding Holders’ Registrable Securities are not then registered by a Registration Statement filed with the Commission in accordance with subsection 2.1.1 or permitted to be offered in an Underwritten Offering pursuant to a Registration Statement filed with the Commission in accordance with subsection 2.1.1 (an “Underwritten Demand”). The Company shall, within ten (10) days of the Company’s receipt of the Underwritten Demand, notify, in writing, all other Holders of such demand, and each Holder who thereafter wishes to include all or a portion of such Holder’s Registrable Securities of the same class to be sold by the initiating Holder in such Underwritten Offering pursuant to an Underwritten Demand (each such Holder that includes all or a portion of such Holder’s Registrable Securities in such Underwritten Offering, a “Requesting Holder”) shall so notify the Company, in writing, within two (2) days (one (1) day if such offering is an overnight or bought Underwritten Offering) after the receipt by the Holder of the notice from the Company. Upon receipt by the Company of any such written notification from a Requesting Holder(s), such Requesting Holder(s) shall be entitled to have their Registrable Securities of the same class to be sold by the initiating Holder included in the Underwritten Offering pursuant to an Underwritten Demand. All such Holders proposing to distribute their Registrable Securities through an Underwritten Offering under this subsection 2.1.3 shall enter into an underwriting agreement in customary form with the Underwriter(s) selected for such Underwritten Offering by the Demanding Holders initiating the Underwritten Offering; provided, however that no such Holder shall be required to make any representations or warranties to or agreements with the Company or the Underwriters other than representations, warranties or agreements that are customary or required by the Underwriters, regarding such Holder’s authority to enter into such underwriting agreement and to sell, and its ownership of, the securities being registered on its behalf, its intended method of distribution and any other representation required by law. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Company is not obligated to effect more than (a) of one (1) Underwritten Demand for Spartan Sponsor, (b) three (3) Underwritten Demands for FTV and Tiger in the aggregate and (c) is not obligated to effect an Underwritten Offering pursuant to this subsection 2.1.3 within ninety (90) days after the closing of an Underwritten Offering.1 Notwithstanding the foregoing, no Underwritten Demand will be effective hereunder unless the net proceeds (net of underwriting fees and commissions) to the Holders from the sale of the Registrable Securities included in such request exceed $40,000,000 based on the VWAP as of the time of such request or such request includes all Registrable Securities owned by the requesting Holders at such time.

 

 

 

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2.1.4 Reduction of Underwritten Offering. If the managing Underwriter or Underwriters in an Underwritten Offering pursuant to an Underwritten Demand, in good faith, advises or advise the Company, the Demanding Holders, the Requesting Holders and other Persons holding Class A Common Stock or other equity securities of the Company that the Company is obligated to include pursuant to separate written contractual arrangements with such Persons (if any) in writing that the dollar amount or number of Registrable Securities or other equity securities of the Company requested to be included in such Underwritten Offering exceeds the maximum dollar amount or maximum number of equity securities of the Company that can be sold in the Underwritten Offering without adversely affecting the proposed offering price, the timing, the distribution method or the probability of success of such offering (such maximum dollar amount or maximum number of such securities, as applicable, the “Maximum Number of Securities”), then the Company shall include in such Underwritten Offering, as follows: (i) first, the Registrable Securities of the Demanding Holders and the Requesting Holders (if any) (pro rata based on the respective number of Registrable Securities that each Demanding Holder and Requesting Holder (if any) has requested be included in such Underwritten Offering and the aggregate number of Registrable Securities that the Demanding Holders and Requesting Holders have requested be included in such Underwritten Offering (such proportion is referred to herein as “Pro Rata”)) that can be sold without exceeding the Maximum Number of Securities; (ii) second, to the extent that the Maximum Number of Securities has not been reached under the foregoing clause (i), Class A Common Stock or other equity securities of the Company that the Company desires to sell and that can be sold without exceeding the Maximum Number of Securities; and (iii) third, to the extent that the Maximum Number of Securities has not been reached under the foregoing clauses (i) and (ii), Class A Common Stock or other equity securities of the Company held by other Persons that the Company is obligated to include pursuant to separate written contractual arrangements with such Persons and that can be sold without exceeding the Maximum Number of Securities. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement, any Demanding Holders initiating an Underwritten Offering pursuant to subsection 2.1.3 of this Agreement that is not able to sell at least seventy percent (70%) of the Registrable Securities requested to be included in such Underwritten Demand shall not have such Underwritten Demand counted towards such Person’s maximum number of Underwritten Demands the Company is obligated to effect pursuant to Section 2.1.3.

 

2.1.5 Registration Withdrawal. The Demanding Holders initiating an Underwritten Offering pursuant to subsection 2.1.3 of this Agreement shall have the right to withdraw from such Underwritten Offering for any or no reason whatsoever upon written notification to the Company of their intention to withdraw from such Underwritten Offering prior to the pricing of such Underwritten Offering or, if applicable, at least three (3) business days prior to the effectiveness of the Registration Statement filed with the Commission with respect to the Underwritten Offering. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement, the Company shall be responsible for the Registration Expenses incurred in connection with an Underwritten Offering prior to its withdrawal under this subsection 2.1.5 and if a Holder determines to withdraw prior to launch of such Underwritten Offering, its Demand for an Underwritten Offering shall not count as an Underwritten Demand by such Holder for purposes of the penultimate sentence of subsection 2.1.3.

 

2.2 Piggyback Registration.

 

2.2.1 Piggyback Rights. If the Company proposes to (i) file a Registration Statement under the Securities Act with respect to an offering of equity securities of the Company, or securities or other obligations exercisable or exchangeable for, or convertible into equity securities of the Company, for its own account or for the account of stockholders of the Company, other than a Registration Statement (A) filed in connection with any employee stock option or other benefit plan, (B) for an exchange offer or offering of securities solely to the Company’s existing stockholders, (C) for an offering of debt that is convertible into equity securities of the Company or (D) for a dividend reinvestment plan, or (ii) consummate an Underwritten Offering for its own account or for the account of stockholders of the Company other than the Holders pursuant to a then-effective Registration Statement, then the Company shall give written notice of such proposed action to all of the Holders of Registrable Securities as soon as practicable (but in the case of filing a Registration Statement, not less than ten (10) days before the anticipated filing date of such Registration Statement), which notice shall (x) describe the amount and type of securities to be included, the intended method(s) of distribution and the name of the proposed managing Underwriter or Underwriters, if any, and (y) offer to all of the Holders of Registrable Securities the opportunity to register the sale of such number of Registrable Securities as such Holders may request in writing within (a) five (5) days in the case of filing a Registration Statement and (b) two (2) days in the case of an Underwritten Offering (unless such offering is an overnight or bought Underwritten Offering, then one (1) day), in each case after receipt of such written notice (such Registration, a “Piggyback Registration”). The Company shall, in good faith, cause such Registrable Securities to be included in such Piggyback Registration and shall use its best efforts to cause the managing Underwriter or Underwriters of a proposed Underwritten Offering to permit the Registrable Securities requested by the Holders pursuant to this subsection 2.2.1 to be included in a Piggyback Registration on the same terms and conditions as any similar securities of the Company included in such Piggyback Registration and to permit the sale or other disposition of such Registrable Securities in accordance with the intended method(s) of distribution thereof. All such Holders proposing to include Registrable Securities in an Underwritten Offering under this subsection 2.2.1 shall enter into an underwriting agreement in customary form with the Underwriter(s) selected for such Underwritten Offering by the Company; provided, however, that no such Holder shall be required to make any representations or warranties to or agreements with the Company or the Underwriters other than representations, warranties or agreements that are customary or required by the Underwriters, regarding such Holder’s authority to enter into such underwriting agreement and to sell, and its ownership of, the securities being registered on its behalf, its intended method of distribution and any other representation required by law.

 

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2.2.2 Reduction of Piggyback Registration. If the managing Underwriter or Underwriters in an Underwritten Offering that is to be a Piggyback Registration, in good faith, advises the Company and the Holders of Registrable Securities participating in the Piggyback Registration in writing that the dollar amount or number of shares of the equity securities of the Company that the Company desires to sell, taken together with (i) the shares of equity securities of the Company, if any, as to which Registration or Underwritten Offering has been demanded pursuant to separate written contractual arrangements with Persons other than the Holders of Registrable Securities hereunder, (ii) the Registrable Securities as to which Registration or Underwritten Offering has been requested pursuant to subsection 2.2.1 of this Agreement and (iii) the shares of equity securities of the Company, if any, as to which Registration or Underwritten Offering has been requested pursuant to separate written contractual piggyback registration rights of other stockholders of the Company, exceeds the Maximum Number of Securities, then:

 

(a) If the Registration or Underwritten Offering is undertaken for the Company’s account, the Company shall include in any such Registration or Underwritten Offering (A) first, the Class A Common Stock or other equity securities of the Company that the Company desires to sell, which can be sold without exceeding the Maximum Number of Securities; (B) second, to the extent that the Maximum Number of Securities has not been reached under the foregoing clause (A), the Registrable Securities of Holders exercising their rights to register their Registrable Securities pursuant to subsection 2.2.1 of this Agreement, Pro Rata, which can be sold without exceeding the Maximum Number of Securities; and (C) third, to the extent that the Maximum Number of Securities has not been reached under the foregoing clauses (A) and (B), Class A Common Stock or other equity securities of the Company, if any, as to which Registration or Underwritten Offering has been requested pursuant to written contractual piggyback registration rights of other stockholders of the Company, which can be sold without exceeding the Maximum Number of Securities; or

 

(b) If the Registration or Underwritten Offering is pursuant to a request by Persons other than the Holders of Registrable Securities, then the Company shall include in any such Registration or Underwritten Offering (A) first, Class A Common Stock or other equity securities of the Company, if any, of such requesting Persons, other than the Holders of Registrable Securities, which can be sold without exceeding the Maximum Number of Securities; (B) second, to the extent that the Maximum Number of Securities has not been reached under the foregoing clause (A), the Registrable Securities of Holders exercising their rights to register their Registrable Securities pursuant to subsection 2.2.1 of this Agreement, Pro Rata, which can be sold without exceeding the Maximum Number of Securities; (C) third, to the extent that the Maximum Number of Securities has not been reached under the foregoing clauses (A) and (B), Class A Common Stock or other equity securities of the Company that the Company desires to sell, which can be sold without exceeding the Maximum Number of Securities; and (D) fourth, to the extent that the Maximum Number of Securities has not been reached under the foregoing clauses (A)(B) and (C), Class A Common Stock or other equity securities of the Company for the account of other Persons (other than those specified in clause (A)) that the Company is obligated to register pursuant to separate written contractual arrangements with such Persons, which can be sold without exceeding the Maximum Number of Securities.

 

2.2.3 Piggyback Registration Withdrawal. Any Holder of Registrable Securities shall have the right to withdraw from a Piggyback Registration for any or no reason whatsoever upon written notification to the Company and the Underwriter or Underwriters (if any) of his, her or its intention to withdraw from such Piggyback Registration at least three (3) business days prior to the effectiveness of the Registration Statement filed with the Commission with respect to such Piggyback Registration or prior to the launch of the Underwritten Offering with respect to such Piggyback Registration, as applicable. The Company (whether on its own good faith determination or as the result of a request for withdrawal by Persons pursuant to separate written contractual obligations) may withdraw a Registration Statement filed with the Commission in connection with a Piggyback Registration at any time prior to the effectiveness of such Registration Statement or abandon an Underwritten Offering in connection with a Piggyback Registration at any time prior to the launch of such Underwritten Offering. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement, the Company shall be responsible for the Registration Expenses incurred in connection with the Piggyback Registration prior to its withdrawal under this subsection 2.2.3.

 

2.2.4 Unlimited Piggyback Registration Rights. For purposes of clarity, any Registration or Underwritten Offering effected pursuant to Section 2.2 of this Agreement shall not be counted as an Underwritten Offering pursuant to an Underwritten Demand effected under Section 2.1 of this Agreement.

 

2.3 Restrictions on Registration Rights. If (A) the Holders have requested an Underwritten Offering pursuant to an Underwritten Demand and the Company and the Holders are unable to obtain the commitment of underwriters to firmly underwrite the offer; or (B) the Holders have requested an Underwritten Offering pursuant to an Underwritten Demand and in the good faith judgment of the Board that such Underwritten Offering would be seriously detrimental to the Company and the Board concludes as a result that it is essential to defer the filing of such Registration Statement or the undertaking of such Underwritten Offering at such time, then in each case the Company shall furnish to such Holders a certificate signed by the Chairman of the Board stating that in the good faith judgment of the Board it would be seriously detrimental to the Company for such Registration Statement to be filed or to undertake such Underwritten Offering in the near future and that it is therefore essential to defer the filing of such Registration Statement or undertaking of such Underwritten Offering. In such event, the Company shall have the right to defer such filing or offering for a period of not more than thirty (30) days; provided, however, that the Company shall not defer its obligation in this manner more than once in any twelve (12) month period.

 

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ARTICLE III
COMPANY PROCEDURES

 

3.1 General Procedures. The Company shall use its reasonable best efforts to effect such Registration to permit the sale of such Registrable Securities in accordance with the intended plan of distribution thereof, and pursuant thereto the Company shall, as expeditiously as possible and to the extent applicable:

 

3.1.1 prepare and file with the Commission, within the time frame required by subsection 2.1.1 or in the case of a Registration Statement filed pursuant to subsection 2.1.3, as soon as practicable, a Registration Statement with respect to such Registrable Securities and use its reasonable best efforts to cause such Registration Statement to become effective and remain effective, including filing a replacement Registration Statement, if necessary, until all Registrable Securities covered by such Registration Statement have been sold or are no longer outstanding (such period, the “Effectiveness Period”);

 

3.1.2 prepare and file with the Commission such amendments and post-effective amendments to the Registration Statement, and such supplements to the Prospectus, as may be reasonably requested by the Demanding Holders or any Underwriter or as may be required by the rules, regulations or instructions applicable to the registration form used by the Company or by the Securities Act or rules and regulations thereunder to keep the Registration Statement effective until all Registrable Securities covered by such Registration Statement are sold in accordance with the intended plan of distribution set forth in such Registration Statement or supplement to the Prospectus or are no longer outstanding;

 

3.1.3 prior to filing a Registration Statement or Prospectus, or any amendment or supplement thereto, furnish without charge to the Underwriters, if any, and the Holders of Registrable Securities included in such Registration or Underwritten Offering, and such Holders’ legal counsel, copies of such Registration Statement as proposed to be filed, each amendment and supplement to such Registration Statement (in each case including all exhibits thereto and documents incorporated by reference therein), the Prospectus (including each preliminary Prospectus) and such other documents as the Underwriters and the Holders of Registrable Securities included in such Registration or the legal counsel for any such Holders may reasonably request in order to facilitate the disposition of the Registrable Securities owned by such Holders; provided, that the Company will not have any obligation to provide any document pursuant to this clause that is available on the Commission’s EDGAR system;

 

3.1.4 prior to any Registration of Registrable Securities, use its best efforts to (i) register or qualify the Registrable Securities covered by the Registration Statement under such securities or “blue sky” laws of such jurisdictions in the United States as the Holders of Registrable Securities included in such Registration Statement (in light of their intended plan of distribution) may request and (ii) take such action necessary to cause such Registrable Securities covered by the Registration Statement to be registered with or approved by such other governmental authorities as may be necessary by virtue of the business and operations of the Company and do any and all other acts and things that may be necessary or advisable to enable the Holders of Registrable Securities included in such Registration Statement to consummate the disposition of such Registrable Securities in such jurisdictions; provided, however, that the Company shall not be required to qualify generally to do business in any jurisdiction where it would not otherwise be required to qualify or take any action to which it would be subject to general service of process or taxation in any such jurisdiction where it is not then otherwise so subject;

 

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3.1.5 cause all such Registrable Securities to be listed on each securities exchange or automated quotation system on which similar securities issued by the Company are then listed;

 

3.1.6 provide a transfer agent or warrant agent, as applicable, and registrar for all such Registrable Securities no later than the effective date of such Registration Statement;

 

3.1.7 advise each seller of such Registrable Securities, promptly after it shall receive notice or obtain knowledge thereof, of the issuance of any stop order by the Commission suspending the effectiveness of such Registration Statement or the initiation or threatening of any proceeding for such purpose and promptly use its reasonable best efforts to prevent the issuance of any stop order or to obtain its withdrawal if such stop order should be issued;

 

3.1.8 during the Effectiveness Period, furnish a conformed copy of each filing of any Registration Statement or Prospectus or any amendment or supplement to such Registration Statement or Prospectus or any document that is to be incorporated by reference into such Registration Statement or Prospectus, promptly after such filing of such documents with the Commission to each seller of such Registrable Securities or its counsel; provided, that the Company will not have any obligation to provide any document pursuant to this clause that is available on the Commission’s EDGAR system;

 

3.1.9 notify the Holders at any time when a Prospectus relating to such Registration Statement is required to be delivered under the Securities Act;

 

3.1.10 subject to the provisions of this Agreement, notify the Holders at any time when a Prospectus relating to such Registration Statement is required to be delivered under the Securities Act of the happening of any event as a result of which a Misstatement exists, and then to use best efforts to correct such Misstatement as soon as possible and otherwise as set forth in Section 3.4 of this Agreement;

 

3.1.11 permit a representative of the Holders, the Underwriters, if any, and any attorney or accountant retained by such Holders or Underwriter to participate, at each such Person’s own expense, in the preparation of the Registration Statement or the Prospectus, and cause the Company’s officers, directors and employees to supply all information reasonably requested by any such representative, Underwriter, attorney or accountant in connection with the Registration; provided, however, that such representatives or Underwriters enter into a confidentiality agreement, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Company, prior to the release or disclosure of any such information;

 

3.1.12 obtain comfort letters from the Company’s independent registered public accountants in the event of an Underwritten Offering, in customary form and covering such matters of the type customarily covered by comfort letters as the managing Underwriter may reasonably request, and reasonably satisfactory to a majority-in-interest of the participating Holders;

 

3.1.13 on the date the Registrable Securities are delivered for sale pursuant to such Registration, obtain an opinion and customary negative assurance letter, dated such date, of counsel representing the Company for the purposes of such Registration, addressed to the placement agent or sales agent, if any, and the Underwriters, if any, covering such legal matters with respect to the Registration in respect of which such opinion is being given as the placement agent, sales agent, or Underwriter may reasonably request and as are customarily included in such opinions and negative assurance letters, and reasonably satisfactory to such placement agent, sales agent or Underwriter;

 

3.1.14 in the event of any Underwritten Offering, enter into and perform its obligations under an underwriting agreement, in usual and customary form, with the managing Underwriter of such offering;

 

3.1.15 make available to its security holders, as soon as reasonably practicable, an earnings statement covering the period of at least twelve (12) months beginning with the first day of the Company’s first full calendar quarter after the effective date of the Registration Statement which satisfies the provisions of Section 11(a) of the Securities Act and Rule 158 thereunder (or any successor rule promulgated thereafter by the Commission);

 

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3.1.16 use its reasonable efforts to make available senior executives of the Company to participate in customary “road show” presentations that may be reasonably requested by the Underwriter in any Underwritten Offering; and

 

3.1.17 otherwise, in good faith, cooperate reasonably with, and take such customary actions as may reasonably be requested by the Holders, in connection with such Registration.

 

3.2 Registration Expenses. The Registration Expenses in respect of all Registrations shall be borne by the Company. It is acknowledged by the Holders that the Holders shall bear all Underwriters’ commissions and discounts, brokerage fees and all reasonable fees and expenses of any legal counsel representing the Holders, other than as set forth in the definition of Registration Expenses.

 

3.3 Requirements for Participation in Underwritten Offerings. No Person may participate in any Underwritten Offering for equity securities of the Company pursuant to a Registration initiated by the Company hereunder unless such Person (i) agrees to sell such Person’s securities on the basis provided in any underwriting arrangements approved by the Company and (ii) completes and executes all customary questionnaires, powers of attorney, indemnities, lock-up agreements, underwriting agreements and other customary documents as may be reasonably required under the terms of such underwriting arrangements.

 

3.4 Suspension of Sales. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement, the Company shall be entitled to (A) delay or postpone the (i) initial effectiveness of any Registration Statement or (ii) launch of any Underwritten Offering, in each case, filed or requested pursuant to this Agreement, and (B) from time to time to require the Holders not to sell under any Registration Statement or Prospectus or to suspend the effectiveness thereof, if the negotiation or consummation of a transaction by the Company or its subsidiaries is pending or an event has occurred, which negotiation, consummation or event, the Board reasonably believes, upon the advice of legal counsel, would require additional disclosure by the Company in the applicable Registration Statement or Prospectus of material information that the Company has a bona fide business purpose for keeping confidential and the non-disclosure of which in the Registration Statement or Prospectus would be expected, in the reasonable determination of the Board, upon the advice of legal counsel, to cause the Registration Statement or Prospectus to fail to comply with applicable disclosure requirements (each such circumstance, a “Suspension Event”); provided, however, that the Company may not delay or suspend a Registration Statement, Prospectus or Underwritten Offering on more than two occasions, for more than sixty (60) consecutive calendar days, or more than ninety (90) total calendar days, in each case during any twelve-month period. Upon receipt of any written notice from the Company of a Suspension Event while a Registration Statement or Prospectus filed pursuant to this Agreement is effective or if as a result of a Suspension Event a Misstatement exists, each Holder agrees that (i) it will immediately discontinue offers and sales of Registered Securities under each Registration Statement filed pursuant to this Agreement until the Holder receives copies of a supplemental or amended Prospectus (which the Company agrees to promptly prepare) that corrects the relevant Misstatements or omissions and receives notice that any post-effective amendment has become effective or unless otherwise notified by the Company that it may resume such offers and sales and (ii) it will maintain the confidentiality of information included in such written notice delivered by the Company unless otherwise required by law or subpoena. If so directed by the Company, the Holders will deliver to the Company or, in Holders’ sole discretion destroy, all copies of each Prospectus covering Registrable Securities in Holders’ possession; provided, however, that this obligation to deliver or destroy shall not apply (A) to the extent the Holders are required to retain a copy of such Prospectus (x) to comply with applicable legal, regulatory, self-regulatory or professional requirements or (y) in accordance with a bona fide pre-existing document retention policy or (B) to copies stored electronically on archival servers as a result of automatic data back-up.

 

3.5 Reporting Obligations. As long as any Holder shall own Registrable Securities, the Company, at all times while it shall be a reporting company under the Exchange Act, covenants to file timely (or obtain extensions in respect thereof and file within the applicable grace period) all reports required to be filed by the Company after the date hereof pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Exchange Act. The Company further covenants that it shall take such further action as any Holder may reasonably request, all to the extent required from time to time to enable such Holder to sell shares of Registrable Securities held by such Holder without registration under the Securities Act within the limitation of the exemptions provided by Rule 144 (or any successor rule promulgated thereafter by the Commission), including providing any legal opinions. Upon the request of any Holder, the Company shall deliver to such Holder a written certification of a duly authorized officer as to whether it has complied with such requirements.

 

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ARTICLE IV
INDEMNIFICATION AND CONTRIBUTION

 

4.1 Indemnification.

 

4.1.1 The Company agrees to indemnify, to the extent permitted by law, each Holder of Registrable Securities, its officers and directors and each Person who controls such Holder (within the meaning of the Securities Act) (collectively, the “Holder Indemnified Persons”) against all losses, claims, damages, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and inclusive of all reasonable attorneys’ fees arising out of the enforcement of each such Persons’ rights under this Section 4.1) resulting from any untrue or alleged untrue statement of material fact contained in any Registration Statement, Prospectus or preliminary Prospectus or any amendment thereof or supplement thereto or any omission or alleged omission of a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading, except insofar as the same are caused by or contained in any information furnished in writing to the Company by or on behalf of such Holder Indemnified Person specifically for use therein.

 

4.1.2 In connection with any Registration Statement in which a Holder of Registrable Securities is participating, such Holder shall furnish to the Company in writing such information and affidavits as the Company reasonably requests for use in connection with any such Registration Statement or Prospectus and, to the extent permitted by law, shall, severally and not jointly, indemnify the Company, its directors and officers and agents and each Person who controls the Company (within the meaning of the Securities Act) against any losses, claims, damages, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and inclusive of all reasonable attorneys’ fees arising out of the enforcement of each such Persons’ rights under this Section 4.1) resulting from any untrue or alleged untrue statement of material fact contained in any Registration Statement, Prospectus or preliminary Prospectus or any amendment thereof or supplement thereto or any omission or alleged omission of a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading, but only to the extent that the same are made in reliance on and in conformity with information relating to the Holder so furnished in writing to the Company by or on behalf of such Holder specifically for use therein. In no event shall the liability of any selling Holder hereunder be greater in amount than the net proceeds received by such Holder from the sale of Registrable Securities pursuant to such Registration Statement giving rise to such indemnification obligation.

 

4.1.3 Any Person entitled to indemnification herein shall (i) give prompt written notice to the indemnifying party of any claim with respect to which it seeks indemnification (provided that the failure to give prompt notice shall not impair any Person’s right to indemnification hereunder to the extent such failure has not materially prejudiced the indemnifying party; provided, further, that the failure to notify the indemnifying party shall not relieve the indemnifying party from any liability that it may have to an indemnified party otherwise than under subsections 4.1.1 and 4.1.2 above)) and (ii) unless in such indemnified party’s reasonable judgment a conflict of interest between such indemnified and indemnifying parties may exist with respect to such claim or there may be reasonable defenses available to the indemnified party that are different from or additional to those available to the indemnifying party, permit such indemnifying party to assume the defense of such claim with counsel reasonably satisfactory to the indemnified party. If such defense is assumed, the indemnifying party shall not be subject to any liability for any settlement made by the indemnified party without its consent (but such consent shall not be unreasonably withheld). An indemnifying party who is not entitled to, or elects not to, assume the defense of a claim shall not be obligated to pay the fees and expenses of more than one counsel for all parties indemnified by such indemnifying party with respect to such claim, unless in the reasonable judgment of any indemnified party a conflict of interest may exist between such indemnified party and any other of such indemnified parties with respect to such claim. No indemnifying party shall, without the consent of the indemnified party, consent to the entry of any judgment or enter into any settlement which cannot be settled in all respects by the payment of money (and such money is so paid by the indemnifying party pursuant to the terms of such settlement) or which settlement does not include as an unconditional term thereof the giving by the claimant or plaintiff to such indemnified party of a release from all liability in respect to such claim or litigation and does not include a statement as to, or an admission of fault, culpability or a failure to act by or on behalf of any indemnified party.

 

4.1.4 The indemnification provided for under this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect regardless of any investigation made by or on behalf of the indemnified party or any officer, director or controlling Person of such indemnified party and shall survive the transfer of securities.

 

4.1.5 If the indemnification provided under Section 4.1 of this Agreement is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be unavailable to an indemnified party in respect of any losses, claims, damages, liabilities and expenses referred to herein, then the indemnifying party, in lieu of indemnifying the indemnified party, shall to the extent permitted by law contribute to the amount paid or payable by the indemnified party as a result of such losses, claims, damages, liabilities and expenses in such proportion as is appropriate to reflect the relative fault of the indemnifying party and the indemnified party, as well as any other relevant equitable considerations. The relative fault of the indemnifying party and indemnified party shall be determined by a court of law by reference to, among other things, whether the untrue or alleged untrue statement of a material fact or the omission or alleged omission to state a material fact relates to information supplied by such indemnifying party or such indemnified party and the indemnifying party’s and indemnified party’s relative intent, knowledge, access to information and opportunity to correct or prevent such action; provided, however, that the liability of any Holder under this subsection 4.1.5 shall be limited to the amount of the net proceeds received by such Holder in such offering giving rise to such liability. The amount paid or payable by a party as a result of the losses or other liabilities referred to above shall be deemed to include, subject to the limitations set forth in subsections 4.1.1, 4.1.2 and 4.1.3 of this Agreement, any legal or other fees, charges or expenses reasonably incurred by such party in connection with any investigation or proceeding. The parties hereto agree that it would not be just and equitable if contribution pursuant to this subsection 4.1.5 were determined by pro rata allocation or by any other method of allocation, which does not take account of the equitable considerations referred to in this subsection 4.1.5. No Person guilty of fraudulent misrepresentation (within the meaning of Section 11(f) of the Securities Act) shall be entitled to contribution pursuant to this subsection 4.1.5 from any Person who was not guilty of such fraudulent misrepresentation.

 

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ARTICLE V
GOVERNANCE RIGHTS

 

5.1 Designees.

 

(a) Upon the Closing, the Board shall initially consist of nine (9) directors, including Matthew Potere, [Spartan Sponsor Director], [Independent Director 1]2, [Tiger Director], [FTV Director], [Independent Director 2]3, [Independent Director 3]4, [Independent Director 4]4 and [Independent Director 5]4 (the “[Initial Directors]”). The Board will be divided into three (3) classes serving staggered three-year terms. Class I, Class II and Class III directors will serve until the Company’s annual meetings of shareholders in 2022, 2023 and 2024, respectively. [●], [●] and [●] will be assigned to Class I, [●], [●] and [●] will be assigned to Class II, and [●], [●] and [●] will be assigned to Class III. From and after the Closing, the rights of the Principal Stockholders to designate directors to the Board and its committees shall be as set forth in the remainder of this Section 5.1.

 

(b) From and after the Closing, the Company will use reasonable best efforts, including taking all necessary action (to the extent permitted by applicable law and to the extent such action is consistent with the fiduciary duties of the directors under Delaware law) to cause the following nominees to be elected to serve as directors on the Board:4

 

(i) if the Spartan Sponsor and its Affiliates collectively Beneficially Own at least fifty percent (50%) of the number of shares of Common Stock as such Persons owned immediately following the Closing (as adjusted for stock splits, stock dividends, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like), one (1) nominee designated by the Spartan Sponsor (the “Spartan Sponsor Director”);

 

(ii) if FTV and its Affiliates collectively Beneficially Own at least fifty percent (50%) of the number of shares of Common Stock as such Persons owned immediately following the Closing (as adjusted for stock splits, stock dividends, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like), one (1) nominee designated by FTV (the “FTV Director”); and

 

 

(iii) if Tiger and its Affiliates collectively Beneficially Own at least fifty percent (50%) of the number of shares of Common Stock as such Persons owned immediately following the Closing (as adjusted for stock splits, stock dividends, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like), one (1) nominee designated by Tiger (the “Tiger Director”).

 

 

 

2 Designated by Spartan Sponsor and mutually agreed to by Sunlight’s equityholders.
3 Designated by Sunlight’s equityholders.
4 To discuss rights related to Board committees.

 

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The initial Spartan Sponsor Director shall be [●]. The initial FTV Director shall be [●]. The initial Tiger Director shall be [●].

 

For the avoidance of doubt, the rights granted to the Principal Stockholders to designate members of the Board are additive to, and not intended to limit in any way, the rights that Principal Stockholders or any of their respective Affiliates may have to nominate, elect or remove directors under the Company’s certificate of incorporation, bylaws or the Delaware General Corporation Law.

 

The Company agrees, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law (including with respect to any applicable fiduciary duties under Delaware law), that taking all necessary corporate action to effectuate the above will include (A) including the Persons designated pursuant to this Section 5.1(b) in the slate of nominees recommended by the Board for election at any meeting of stockholders called for the purpose of electing directors, (B) nominating and recommending each such individual to be elected as a director as provided herein, (C) soliciting proxies or consents in favor thereof, and (D) without limiting the foregoing, otherwise using its reasonable best efforts to cause such nominees to be elected to the Board, including providing at least as high a level of support for the election of such nominees as it provides to any other individual standing for election as a director.

 

(c) In the event that a vacancy is created on the Board at any time by the death, disability, resignation or removal of a Spartan Sponsor Director, a FTV Director or a Tiger Director, then (i) the Spartan Sponsor, with respect to a vacancy created by the death, disability, resignation or removal of a Spartan Sponsor Director, (ii) FTV, with respect to a vacancy created by the death, disability, resignation or removal of a FTV Director, or (iii) Tiger, with respect to a vacancy created by the death, disability, resignation or removal of a Tiger Director, will be entitled to designate an individual to fill the vacancy so long as the total number of Persons that will serve on the Board as designees of the Spartan Sponsor, FTV or Tiger, as applicable, immediately following the filling of such vacancy will not exceed the total number of Persons the Spartan Sponsor, FTV or Tiger, as applicable, is entitled to designate pursuant to Section 5.1(b) on the date of such replacement designation. The Company will take all necessary action (to the extent permitted by applicable law and to the extent such action is consistent with the fiduciary duties of the directors under Delaware law) to cause such replacement designee to become a member of the Board.

 

(d) In the event that a Spartan Sponsor Director, a FTV Director or a Tiger Director is then on the Board and Spartan, FTV or Tiger, respectively, is no longer entitled to designate a director pursuant to Section 5.1(b), to the extent requested by the Board, Spartan, FTV or Tiger, as applicable, shall promptly use its reasonably best efforts to cause the Spartan Sponsor Director, FTV Director or Tiger Director, as applicable, to resign from service on the Board (and all committees thereof on which such director serves), and promptly thereafter the Company shall take all necessary action to cause the Board to reduce the size of the Board by one (1).

 

5.2 Observer Rights. Each Principal Stockholder shall have the right to appoint one (1) non-voting board observer (each, a “Board Observer”) for so long as each Principal Stockholder, respectively, is entitled to designate a director pursuant to Section 5.1(b). Each Board Observer shall have the right to (i) attend all meetings of the Board in a non-voting, observer capacity and (ii) receive copies of all notices, minutes, consents and other materials that the Company provides to the Board in the same manner as such materials are provided to the Board; provided, that, (x) a Principal Stockholder’s right to appoint a Board Observer is non-transferable and shall automatically be terminated without any further action required upon the occurrence of a Principal Stockholder Trigger Event, (y) a Board Observer shall not be entitled to vote on any matter submitted to the Board nor to offer any motions or resolutions to the Board, and a Board Observer’s presence or absence at any meeting of the Board will not be relevant for purposes of determining whether there is a quorum, and (z) the Company may withhold information or materials from a Board Observer and exclude a Board Observer from any executive sessions and/or all or any portion of any meeting or discussion of the Board, in each case of this clause (z), if the Board determines in good faith that access to such information and/or materials or attendance at such meeting or portion thereof would (A) adversely affect the attorney-client privilege between the Company and its counsel or (B) adversely affect the Company or its Affiliates under governmental regulations or other applicable laws. The Company shall provide virtual access to any meeting of the Board for any Board Observer. Each Board Observer shall be subject to the same obligations as the members of the Board with respect to confidentiality and conflicts of interest (and shall provide, prior to attending any meetings or receiving any information or materials, such reasonable assurances to such effect as may be requested by the Company).

 

5.3 Restrictions on Other Agreements. No Principal Stockholder will, directly or indirectly, grant any proxy or enter into or agree to be bound by any voting trust, agreement or arrangement of any kind with respect to its shares of Common Stock if and to the extent the terms thereof conflict with the provisions of this Agreement (whether or not such proxy, voting trust, agreement or agreements are with other Principal Stockholders, holders of shares of Common Stock that are not parties to this Agreement or others).

 

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ARTICLE VI
LOCK-UP

 

6.1 Lock-Up. Each of Tiger and FTV agrees that (A) eighty percent (80%) of the Registrable Securities received by it pursuant to the Business Combination shall be restricted from Transfer (as defined below) under this Agreement until the date that is one (1) year after Closing or earlier if, subsequent to Closing, (i) the last sale price of the Class A Common Stock equals or exceeds $12.00 per share (as adjusted for stock splits, stock dividends, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like) for any twenty (20) trading days within any 30-trading day period commencing at least 150 days after Closing or (ii) the Company consummates a liquidation, merger, stock exchange or other similar transaction which results in all of the Company’s stockholders having the right to exchange their shares of Common Stock for cash, securities or other property; and (B) the remaining twenty percent (20%) of Registrable Securities received by it pursuant to the Business Combination shall be restricted from Transfer under this Agreement until the date that is six (6) months after the date of Closing or earlier if, subsequent to Closing, (i) the last sale price of the Class A Common Stock equals or exceeds $12.00 per share (as adjusted for stock splits, stock dividends, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like) for any twenty (20) trading days within any 30-trading day period ending at least ninety (90) days after Closing or (ii) the Company consummates a liquidation, merger, stock exchange or other similar transaction which results in all of the Company’s stockholders having the right to exchange their shares of Common Stock for cash, securities or other property. For purposes of this Section 6.1, “Transfer” shall mean the (a) sale of, offer to sell, contract or agreement to sell, hypothecate, pledge, grant of any option to purchase or otherwise dispose of or agreement to dispose of, directly or indirectly, or establishment or increase of a put equivalent position or liquidation with respect to or decrease of a call equivalent position within the meaning of Section 16 of the Exchange Act, and the rules and regulations of the Commission promulgated thereunder with respect to, any security, (b) entry into any swap or other arrangement that transfers to another, in whole or in part, any of the economic consequences of ownership of any security, whether any such transaction is to be settled by delivery of such securities, in cash or otherwise, or (c) public announcement of any intention to effect any transaction specified in clause (a) or (b).

 

ARTICLE VII
MISCELLANEOUS

 

7.1 Notices. Any notice or communication under this Agreement must be in writing and given by (i) deposit in the United States mail, addressed to the party to be notified, postage prepaid and registered or certified with return receipt requested, (ii) delivery in person or by courier service providing evidence of delivery or (iii) transmission by hand delivery, facsimile or email. Each notice or communication that is mailed, delivered or transmitted in the manner described above shall be deemed sufficiently given, served, sent, and received, in the case of mailed notices, on the third (3rd) business day following the date on which it is mailed, in the case of notices delivered by courier service or hand delivery, at such time as it is delivered to the addressee (with the delivery receipt or the affidavit of messenger) or at such time as delivery is refused by the addressee upon presentation, and in the case of notices delivered by facsimile or email, at such time as it is successfully transmitted to the addressee. Any notice or communication under this Agreement must be addressed, if to the Company, to: Attention: General Counsel, 101 N. Tryon Street, Suite 1000, Charlotte, NC 28246, or by email at: ***@***, and, if to any Holder, to the address of such Holder as it appears in the applicable register for the Registrable Securities or such other address as may be designated in writing by such Holder (including on the signature pages hereto). Any party may change its address for notice at any time and from time to time by written notice to the other parties hereto, and such change of address shall become effective thirty (30) days after delivery of such notice as provided in this Section 7.1.

 

7.2 Assignment; No Third Party Beneficiaries.

 

7.2.1 This Agreement and the rights, duties and obligations of the Company hereunder may not be assigned or delegated by the Company in whole or in part.

 

7.2.2 This Agreement and the provisions hereof shall be binding upon and shall inure to the benefit of each of the parties and its successors.

 

7.2.3 This Agreement shall not confer any rights or benefits on any Persons that are not parties hereto or do not hereafter become a party to this Agreement pursuant to Section 7.2 of this Agreement.

 

7.2.4 No assignment by any party hereto of such party’s rights, duties and obligations hereunder shall be binding upon or obligate the Company unless and until the Company shall have received (i) written notice provided in accordance with Section 7.1 of this Agreement, (ii) the written agreement of the assignee, in a form reasonably satisfactory to the Company, to be bound by the terms and provisions of this Agreement (which may be accomplished by an addendum or certificate of joinder to this Agreement) and (iii) such assignee is transferred at least twenty-five percent (25%) of the number of Registrable Securities as such Persons owned immediately following the Closing. Any transfer or assignment made other than as provided in this Section 7.2 shall be null and void.

 

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7.3 Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in multiple counterparts (including facsimile or PDF counterparts), each of which shall be deemed an original, and all of which together shall constitute the same instrument, but only one of which need be produced.

 

7.4 Governing Law; Venue. NOTWITHSTANDING THE PLACE WHERE THIS AGREEMENT MAY BE EXECUTED BY ANY OF THE PARTIES HERETO, THE PARTIES EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK AS APPLIED TO AGREEMENTS AMONG NEW YORK RESIDENTS ENTERED INTO AND TO BE PERFORMED ENTIRELY WITHIN NEW YORK, WITHOUT REGARD TO THE CONFLICT OF LAW PROVISIONS OF SUCH JURISDICTION.

 

7.5 Amendments and Modifications. Upon the written consent of the Company and the Holders of at least a majority in interest of the Registrable Securities at the time in question, compliance with any of the provisions, covenants and conditions set forth in this Agreement may be waived, or any of such provisions, covenants or conditions may be amended or modified; provided, however, that notwithstanding the foregoing, any amendment hereto or waiver hereof that adversely affects one Holder, solely in his, her or its capacity as a holder of the shares of capital stock of the Company, in a manner that is materially different from the other Holders (in such capacity) shall require the consent of the Holder so affected. No course of dealing between any Holder or the Company and any other party hereto or any failure or delay on the part of a Holder or the Company in exercising any rights or remedies under this Agreement shall operate as a waiver of any rights or remedies of any Holder or the Company. No single or partial exercise of any rights or remedies under this Agreement by a party shall operate as a waiver or preclude the exercise of any other rights or remedies hereunder or thereunder by such party.

 

7.6 Other Registration Rights. The Company represents and warrants that no Person, other than (a) a Holder of Registrable Securities, (b) the parties to those certain Subscription Agreements, dated as of January 23, 2021, by and between the Company and certain investors, and (c) the holders of the Company’s warrants pursuant to that certain Warrant Agreement, dated as of November 24, 2020, by and between the Company and Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, has any right to require the Company to register any securities of the Company for sale or to include such securities of the Company in any Registration filed by the Company for the sale of securities for its own account or for the account of any other Person. Further, the Company represents and warrants that this Agreement supersedes any other registration rights agreement or agreement with similar terms and conditions and in the event of a conflict between any such agreement or agreements and this Agreement, the terms of this Agreement shall prevail. The Company shall not, without the prior consent of each of the Principal Stockholders that as of the time of determination Beneficially Own at least fifty percent (50%) of the number of shares of Common Stock as such Persons owned immediately following the Closing (as adjusted for stock splits, stock dividends, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like), hereafter enter into any agreement with respect to its securities that is inconsistent in any material respect with, or provides registration rights that are senior in priority to, the rights granted to the Holders by this Agreement.

 

7.7 Term. This Agreement shall terminate upon the earlier of (i) the tenth (10th) anniversary of the date of this Agreement and (ii) with respect to any Holder, the date as of which such Holder ceases to hold any Registrable Securities. The provisions of Article IV shall survive any termination.

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned have caused this Agreement to be executed as of the date first written above.

 

    COMPANY:
     
   

SUNLIGHT FINANCIAL HOLDINGS INC.,

a Delaware corporation

     
    By:    
        Name:
        Title:

 

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    HOLDERS:
     
   

SPARTAN ACQUISITION SPONSOR II LLC,

a Delaware limited liability company

     
    By:    
        Name:   Geoffrey Strong
        Title:   Chief Executive Officer
     
    John M. Stice
     
    Jan C. Wilson

 

    Tiger Infrastructure Partners Sunlight Feeder LP, a Delaware limited partnership
     
    By   Tiger Infrastructure Associates GP LP, its general partner
         
    By:    Emil Henry IV LLC, its general partner
         
    By:   Henry Tiger Holdings II LLC, its sole member
         
    By:   Emil Henry LLC, its managing member
         
    By:    
        Name:  Emil W. Henry, Jr.
        Title:    Managing Member

 

    Tiger Infrastructure Partners Co-Invest B LP, a Delaware limited partnership
     
    By:    
        Name:    
        Title:    
             
   

FTV V, L.P.,

a Delaware limited partnership

     
    By:    
        Name:    
        Title:    
             
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    By:    
        Name:    
       

Title:

 

   

 

 

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