This agreement (Agreement) is made as of [●], 2021 between Venice Brands Acquisition Corp. I, a Delaware corporation (Company), and American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC, a New York limited liability company, as warrant agent (the Warrant Agent, also referred to herein as the Transfer Agent).
WHEREAS, the Company is engaged in an initial public offering (the Offering) of units of the Companys equity securities, each such unit comprised of one share of Common Stock (as defined below) and one-half of one Public Warrant (as defined below) (the Units) and, in connection therewith, has determined to issue and deliver up to 8,625,000 redeemable warrants (including up to 1,125,000 redeemable warrants subject to the Over-allotment Option (as defined below)) to public investors in the Offering (the Public Warrants and, together with the Private Placement Warrants (as defined below), the Warrants). Each whole Warrant entitles the holder thereof to purchase one share of Class A common stock of the Company, par value $0.0001 per share (Common Stock), for $11.50 per share, subject to adjustment as described herein. Only whole Warrants are exercisable. A holder of the Public Warrants will not be able to exercise any fraction of a Warrant; and
WHEREAS, the Company has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) a registration statement on Form S-1, No. 333-254723 (the Registration Statement) and prospectus (the Prospectus), for the registration, under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the Securities Act), of the Units, the Public Warrants and the Common Stock included in the Units; and
WHEREAS, on , 2021 the Company entered into that certain Private Placement Warrants Purchase Agreement, with VB SPAC Holdings LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the Sponsor), pursuant to which the Sponsor will purchase an aggregate of 5,550,000 warrants (plus up to 450,000 additional redeemable warrants if the underwriter in the Companys initial public offering exercises its Over-allotment Option in full), simultaneously with the closing of the Offering (and the closing of the Over-allotment Option, if applicable), bearing the legend set forth in Exhibit B hereto (the Private Placement Warrants) at a purchase price of $1.00 per Private Placement Warrant. Each Private Placement Warrant entitles the holder thereof to purchase one share of Common Stock (as defined below) at a price of $11.50 per share, subject to adjustment as described herein; and
WHEREAS, the Company desires the Warrant Agent to act on behalf of the Company, and the Warrant Agent is willing to so act, in connection with the issuance, registration, transfer, exchange, redemption, and exercise of the Warrants; and
WHEREAS, the Company desires to provide for the form and provisions of the Warrants, the terms upon which they shall be issued and exercised, and the respective rights, limitation of rights, and immunities of the Company, the Warrant Agent, and the holders of the Warrants; and
WHEREAS, all acts and things have been done and performed which are necessary to make the Warrants, when executed on behalf of the Company and countersigned by or on behalf of the Warrant Agent, as provided herein, the valid, binding, and legal obligations of the Company, and to authorize the execution and delivery of this Agreement.
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual agreements herein contained, the parties hereto agree as follows:
1. Appointment of Warrant Agent. The Company hereby appoints the Warrant Agent to act as agent for the Company for the Warrants, and the Warrant Agent hereby accepts such appointment and agrees to perform the same in accordance with the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement.
2.1 Form of Warrant. Each Warrant shall be issued in registered form only, shall be in substantially the form of Exhibit A hereto, the provisions of which are incorporated herein and shall be signed by, or bear the facsimile signature of, the Chairman of the Board (as defined below) or Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Financial Officer of the Company and shall bear a facsimile of the Companys seal. In the event the person whose facsimile signature has been placed upon any Warrant shall have ceased to serve in the capacity in which such person signed the Warrant before such Warrant is issued, it may be issued with the same effect as if he or she had not ceased to be such at the date of issuance.