EX-2.1 2 s001585x1_ex2-1.htm EXHIBIT 2.1

Exhibit 2.1

 

EXECUTION VERSION

 

MERGER AND SPONSORSHIP TRANSACTION AGREEMENT

 

by and among

 

TerraForm Power, Inc.,

 

Orion US Holdings 1 L.P. and

 

BRE TERP Holdings Inc.

 

Dated as of March 6, 2017


TABLE OF CONTENTS 

           
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ARTICLE I THE MERGER; CLOSING; EFFECTIVE TIME 4
   
  Section 1.1   The Merger 4
  Section 1.2   Closing 4
  Section 1.3   Effective Time 4
         
ARTICLE II CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION AND BY-LAWS OF THE SURVIVING CORPORATION  
        4
  Section 2.1   The Certificate of Incorporation 4
  Section 2.2   The By-Laws 4
         
ARTICLE III DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS OF THE SURVIVING CORPORATION 5
   
  Section 3.1   Directors 5
  Section 3.2   Officers 5
         
ARTICLE IV ADDITIONAL SUNE SHARES ISSUANCE AND SPECIAL DIVIDEND; EFFECT OF THE MERGER ON CAPITAL STOCK; EXCHANGE OF CERTIFICATES 5
   
  Section 4.1   Sequence of Events Immediately Prior to Effective Time 5
  Section 4.2   Effect of the Merger on Capital Stock 6
  Section 4.3   Exchange of Certificates 7
  Section 4.4   Treatment of Company Equity Awards 14
  Section 4.5   Adjustments to Prevent Dilution 15
         
ARTICLE V REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES 15
   
  Section 5.1   Representations and Warranties of the Company 15
  Section 5.2   Representations and Warranties of Sponsor and Merger Sub 37
         
ARTICLE VI COVENANTS 45
   
  Section 6.1   Interim Operations of the Company 45
  Section 6.2   Interim Operations of the Sponsor Parties 49
  Section 6.3   Acquisition Proposals 49
  Section 6.4   Proxy Statement 54
  Section 6.5   Stockholders Meeting 54
  Section 6.6   Cooperation and Approvals 55
  Section 6.7   Access and Reports 58
  Section 6.8   Publicity 58
  Section 6.9   Employee Benefits 59
  Section 6.10   Expenses 60
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  Section 6.11   Indemnification; Directors’ and Officers’ Insurance 60
  Section 6.12   Takeover Statutes 61
  Section 6.13   Rule 16b-3 62
  Section 6.14   Transaction Litigation 62
  Section 6.15   Financing 62
  Section 6.16   Rights 66
         
ARTICLE VII CONDITIONS 68
   
  Section 7.1   Conditions to Each Party’s Obligation to Effect the Merger 68
  Section 7.2   Conditions to Obligations of Sponsor and Merger Sub 70
  Section 7.3   Conditions to Obligation of the Company 71
         
ARTICLE VIII TERMINATION 71
   
  Section 8.1   Termination by Mutual Consent 71
  Section 8.2   Termination by Either Sponsor or the Company 71
  Section 8.3   Termination by the Company 72
  Section 8.4   Termination by Sponsor 72
  Section 8.5   Effect of Termination and Abandonment 73
         
ARTICLE IX MISCELLANEOUS AND GENERAL 76
   
  Section 9.1   Survival 76
  Section 9.2   Modification or Amendment 76
  Section 9.3   Waiver of Conditions 76
  Section 9.4   Counterparts 76
  Section 9.5   GOVERNING LAW AND VENUE; WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL; SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE 77
  Section 9.6   Notices 78
  Section 9.7   Entire Agreement 80
  Section 9.8   No Third Party Beneficiaries 80
  Section 9.9   Obligations of Sponsor and of the Company 81
  Section 9.10   Definitions 81
  Section 9.11   Severability 81
  Section 9.12   Interpretation; Construction 81
  Section 9.13   Assignment 82
  Section 9.14   No Recourse to Financing Sources 82
 
Annex A Defined Terms A-1
     
Exhibit A Form of Settlement Agreement  
Exhibit B Form of Voting and Support Agreement  
Exhibit C Form of Master Services Agreement  
Exhibit D Sponsor Line Term Sheet  
Exhibit E Form of Relationship Agreement  
Exhibit F Form of Registration Rights Agreement  
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Exhibit G Form of Incentive Distribution Rights Transfer Agreement  
Exhibit H Second Amended and Restated TERP LLC Operating Agreement  
Exhibit I Governance Term Sheet  


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MERGER AND SPONSORSHIP TRANSACTION AGREEMENT

 

This MERGER AND SPONSORSHIP TRANSACTION AGREEMENT (hereinafter called this “Agreement”), dated as of March 6, 2017, is by and among TerraForm Power, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), Orion US Holdings 1 L.P., a Delaware limited partnership (“Sponsor”), and BRE TERP Holdings Inc., a Delaware corporation and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sponsor (“Merger Sub”), with the Company and Merger Sub sometimes being hereinafter collectively referred to as the “Constituent Corporations”).

 

RECITALS

 

WHEREAS, each of the respective boards of directors of Sponsor, Merger Sub and the Company, the Corporate Governance & Conflicts Committee of the board of directors of the Company (the “Conflicts Committee”), the Company as managing member of TerraForm Power, LLC (“TERP LLC”) and the Conflicts Committee of TERP LLC has approved the merger of Merger Sub with and into the Company (the “Merger”) and the consummation of the transactions contemplated herein, upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in this Agreement and has approved and declared advisable this Agreement;

 

WHEREAS, concurrently with the execution and delivery of this Agreement, the Company is entering into a global settlement agreement with SunEdison, Inc. (“SunEdison”) and the other parties named therein (the “Settlement Agreement”) in the form attached hereto as Exhibit A;

 

WHEREAS, concurrently with the execution and delivery of this Agreement, SunEdison, certain affiliates of SunEdison, Sponsor, Merger Sub and the Company are entering into an agreement (the “Voting and Support Agreement”) in the form attached hereto as Exhibit B, pursuant to which, among other things, SunEdison agrees to take certain actions to support the consummation of the Merger and the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement promptly, including voting any shares of Class A common stock, par value $0.01 per share, of the Company (each, a “Class A Share”) and any shares of Class B common stock, par value $0.01 per share, of the Company (each, a “Class B Share”, and each Class A Share and Class B Share, a “Share” and, collectively, the “Shares”) held by SunEdison or any of its controlled Affiliates (as defined in Section 5.1(a)) in favor of the Merger;

 

WHEREAS, subject to the terms and conditions of the Settlement Agreement, SunEdison will exchange, effective immediately prior to the Effective Time (as defined in Section 1.3) (such time, the “Exchange Time”), all of the 48,202,310 Class B Units (as defined in the Amended and Restated Limited Liability Company Agreement of TERP LLC, dated and effective as of July 23, 2014, as amended from time to time (the “TERP LLC Operating Agreement”)) held by SunEdison or any of its controlled Affiliates in TERP LLC for 48,202,310 Class A Shares (the “Exchange Class A Shares”) and, as a result of such exchange, at the Exchange Time, all Class B Shares held by SunEdison or its controlled Affiliates in the Company shall be automatically redeemed and retired (the “Exchange”);

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WHEREAS, on or prior to the Effective Time, the Company, TERP LLC, TerraForm Power Operating LLC (“TERP Operating LLC”), Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (“Sponsor Parent”) and certain Affiliates of Sponsor Parent (collectively, the “MSA Providers”) will enter into a Master Services Agreement (the “MSA”), substantially in the form attached hereto as Exhibit C, pursuant to which the MSA Providers will provide certain services to the Company and its Subsidiaries commencing at the Effective Time (the “MSA Services”);

 

WHEREAS, on or prior to the Effective Time, the Company and Sponsor Parent or one or more of its Affiliates (the “Sponsor Line Provider”) will enter into a revolving credit line agreement (the “Sponsor Line Agreement”), substantially consistent with the term sheet attached hereto as Exhibit D;

 

WHEREAS, on or prior to the Effective Time, the Company, TERP LLC, TERP Operating LLC and Sponsor Parent, will enter into a Relationship Agreement (the “Relationship Agreement”), substantially in the form attached hereto as Exhibit E, pursuant to which, among other things, Sponsor Parent will make a pipeline of projects described in the Relationship Agreement (the “ROFO Pipeline”) available to the Company and its Subsidiaries on the terms set forth in such agreement commencing at the Effective Time;

 

WHEREAS, on or prior to the Effective Time, the Company and Sponsor will enter into a Registration Rights Agreement (the “Registration Rights Agreement” and, together with the MSA, the Sponsor Line Agreement and the Relationship Agreement, the “Sponsorship Agreements”), substantially in the form attached hereto as Exhibit F;

 

WHEREAS, (i) concurrently with the execution and delivery of this Agreement, the Company, TERP LLC, BRE Delaware Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Sponsor IDR Holder”), and SunEdison and certain of its Affiliates are entering into an Incentive Distribution Rights Transfer Agreement (the “IDR Transfer Agreement”), substantially in the form attached hereto as Exhibit G, pursuant to which SunEdison shall transfer to the Sponsor IDR Holder all of the outstanding incentive distribution rights of TERP LLC (the “IDRs”) held by SunEdison and certain of its Affiliates immediately following the Effective Time, and (ii) immediately following the transfer of the outstanding IDRs pursuant to the IDR Transfer Agreement, TERP LLC, the Company and Sponsor IDR Holder shall enter into the Second Amended and Restated TERP LLC Operating Agreement (the “New LLC Agreement,” and, together with the IDR Transfer Agreement and the Sponsorship Agreements, collectively, the “Ancillary Agreements” and individually, each an “Ancillary Agreement”), substantially in the form attached hereto as Exhibit H;

 

WHEREAS, concurrently with the execution and delivery of this Agreement, and as a condition to the willingness of the Company to enter into this Agreement, Sponsor has delivered to the Company the Guaranty (as defined in Section 5.2(m)) of the Fund Guarantors (as defined in Section 5.2(m)) dated as of the date of this Agreement, pursuant to which the Fund Guarantors have guaranteed certain obligations of Sponsor under this Agreement; and

 

WHEREAS, the parties hereto desire to make certain representations, warranties, covenants and agreements in connection with this Agreement.

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NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises, and of the representations, warranties, covenants and agreements contained herein, the parties hereto agree as follows:

 

Article I

 

The Merger; Closing; Effective Time

 

Section 1.1     The Merger. Upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in this Agreement, at the Effective Time, Merger Sub shall be merged with and into the Company and the separate corporate existence of Merger Sub shall thereupon cease. The Company shall be the surviving corporation in the Merger (sometimes hereinafter referred to as the “Surviving Corporation”), and the separate corporate existence of the Company, with all of its rights, privileges, immunities, powers and franchises, shall continue unaffected by the Merger. The Merger shall have the effects specified in the Delaware General Corporation Law, as amended (the “DGCL”).

 

Section 1.2     Closing. Unless otherwise mutually agreed in writing between the Company and Sponsor, the closing for the Merger (the “Closing”) shall take place at the offices of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, 125 Broad Street, New York, New York, at 9:00 A.M. on the tenth (10th) calendar day (the “Closing Date”) following the day on which the last to be satisfied or waived of the conditions set forth in Article VII (other than those conditions that by their nature are to be satisfied at the Closing, but subject to the fulfillment or waiver of those conditions) shall be satisfied or waived in accordance with this Agreement. For purposes of this Agreement, the term “business day” shall mean any day ending at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time) other than a Saturday or Sunday or a day on which banks are required or authorized to close in the City of New York.

 

Section 1.3     Effective Time. As soon as practicable following the Closing, the Company and Sponsor will cause a Certificate of Merger (the “Delaware Certificate of Merger”) to be executed, acknowledged and filed with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware as provided in Section 251 of the DGCL. The Merger shall become effective at the time when the Delaware Certificate of Merger has been duly filed with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware or at such later time as may be agreed by the parties in writing and specified in the Delaware Certificate of Merger (the “Effective Time”).

 

Article II

 

Certificate of Incorporation and By-Laws
of the Surviving Corporation

 

Section 2.1     The Certificate of Incorporation. At the Effective Time, the certificate of incorporation of the Surviving Corporation (the “Charter”) shall be amended in its entirety to be substantially consistent with the terms set forth in Exhibit I hereto, until thereafter amended as provided therein or by applicable Law.

 

Section 2.2     The By-Laws. At the Effective Time, the by-laws of Merger Sub (the “By-Laws”) shall be amended in their entirety to be substantially consistent with the terms set forth in Exhibit I hereto, until thereafter amended as provided therein or by applicable Law.

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Article III

 

Directors and Officers of the Surviving Corporation

 

Section 3.1     Directors. The board of directors of the Surviving Corporation shall be designated in accordance with the terms set forth in Exhibit I, until their earlier death, resignation or removal, as the case may be, in accordance with the Charter and By-Laws.

 

Section 3.2     Officers. The officers of the Surviving Corporation shall be designated in accordance with the terms set forth in Exhibit I, until their earlier death, resignation or removal in accordance with the Charter and By-Laws.

 

Article IV

 

ADDITIONAL SUNE SHARES ISSUANCE AND SPECIAL DIVIDEND; Effect of the Merger on Capital Stock; Exchange of Certificates

 

Section 4.1     Sequence of Events Immediately Prior to Effective Time. Immediately following the Exchange Time but prior to the Effective Time the following steps will occur in the sequence set forth below:

 

(a)      Additional SUNE Shares Issuance; Special Dividend.

 

(i)  First, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Settlement Agreement (in the form attached hereto as Exhibit A and any amendment thereto entered into with the written consent of Sponsor), the Company shall issue to SunEdison such number of additional Class A Shares (the “Additional SunE Shares”, together with the Exchange Class A Shares, the “SunE Class A Shares”), such that immediately prior to the Effective Time, SunEdison and its Affiliates shall hold such number of Class A Shares that is 36.9% of the sum of (i) the number of Class A Shares issued and outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Time (including, for the avoidance of doubt, the Existing Sponsor Shares, the Exchange Class A Shares and the Additional SunE Shares), (ii) the number of Company Restricted Shares outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Time and (iii) the aggregate number of Class A Shares subject to Company RSUs outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Time (the “Fully Diluted Share Number”).

 

(ii)          Second, the Company will declare the payment of a dividend in the amount of $1.94 per share (the “Per Share Special Dividend”) in respect of (A) each Class A Share issued and outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Time (including the Exchange Class A Shares and the Additional SunE Shares); (B) each Company Restricted Share (as defined in Section 4.4(a)) outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Time; and (C) each Company RSU (as defined in Section 4.4(b)) outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Time, which shall be entitled to receive an amount in cash equal to (x) the number of Class A Shares subject to such Company RSU immediately prior to the Effective Time (in the case of Company RSUs subject to performance conditions, with such conditions deemed satisfied at “target” levels) (the “Special Dividend Shares”) multiplied by (y) the Per Share Special Dividend (the amounts set out in clauses (A), (B) and (C) above collectively, the “Special Dividend”). The Special Dividend shall be paid to holders of the Class A Shares described in clause (A) above and holders of the Company Equity Awards (as defined in Section 4.4(c)) as described in clauses (B) and (C) above as soon as reasonably practicable.

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(b)      The Company shall be entitled to deduct and withhold from any Special Dividend otherwise payable pursuant to this Section 4.1 to any holder such amounts as it is required to deduct and withhold with respect to the making of such payment under the Code (as defined in Section 4.3(j)) or any other applicable state, local or foreign Tax (as defined in Section 5.1(n)) Law. To the extent that amounts are so withheld by the Company, such withheld amounts (i) shall be remitted by the Company to the applicable Governmental Entity, and (ii) shall be treated for all purposes of this Agreement as having been paid to the holder in respect of which such deduction and withholding was made by the Company.

 

Section 4.2     Effect of the Merger on Capital Stock. At the Effective Time, as a result of the Merger and without any action on the part of the holder of any capital stock of the Company:

 

(a)      Merger Consideration. Each Class A Share issued and outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Time (other than (A) Class A Shares owned by Sponsor, Merger Sub or any other direct or indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Sponsor (the “Existing Sponsor Shares”), Class A Shares owned by the Company, Company Restricted Shares (which are governed by Section 4.4(a)) and Hook Shares (as defined below), and in each case not held on behalf of third parties, and (B) Class A Shares that are owned by stockholders (“Dissenting Stockholders” and such Class A Shares, “Appraisal Shares”) who have perfected and not withdrawn a demand for appraisal rights pursuant to Section 262 of the DGCL (each, an “Excluded Share” and collectively, “Excluded Shares”)) (each, an “Election Eligible Share” and collectively, “Election Eligible Shares”) shall at the election of the holder thereof made in accordance with the procedures set forth in Section 4.2(b) and subject to proration as set forth in Sections 4.3(c) and 4.3(d) either: (1) be converted into the right to receive $9.52 per Class A Share, in cash, without interest (the “Per Share Cash Consideration”) or (2) remain outstanding as one share of class A common stock, par value $0.01 per share, of the Surviving Corporation (each, a “Continuing Class A Share”) (the “Per Share Stock Consideration” and, together with the Per Share Cash Consideration, the “Per Share Merger Consideration”).

 

(b)     Proration. The Per Share Stock Consideration and the Per Share Cash Consideration are subject to proration as set forth in Sections 4.3(c) and 4.3(d), respectively.

 

(c)     Treatment of Election Eligible Shares. At the Effective Time, subject to proration as set forth in Section 4.3(c) and Section 4.3(d), (i)(A) each Election Eligible Share in respect of which a Cash Election (as defined in Section 4.3(b)) has been made shall cease to be outstanding, shall be cancelled and shall cease to exist and (B) each Election Eligible Share in respect of which a Stock Election (as defined in Section 4.3(b)) has been made shall remain outstanding as one Continuing Class A Share and (ii) each certificate (a “Certificate”) formerly representing any of the Election Eligible Shares, each book-entry account formerly representing any non-certificated Election Eligible Shares held in registered form on the books of the Company’s transfer agent immediately prior to the Effective Time (each, an “Uncertificated Share”) and each book-entry account formerly representing Election Eligible Shares held through a clearing corporation (each, a “Book-Entry Share”) shall thereafter represent only the right to receive or retain, as applicable, the applicable Per Share Merger Consideration and the Per Share Special Dividend, in each case without interest.

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(d)      Cancellation or Conversion of Excluded Shares. Each Excluded Share (other than any Existing Sponsor Shares and any Hook Shares) shall, by virtue of the Merger and without any action on the part of the holder of such Excluded Share, cease to be outstanding, be cancelled without payment of any consideration therefor and shall cease to exist, subject to any rights the holder thereof may have under Section 4.3(i). Each Existing Sponsor Share and each Class A Share held immediately prior to the Effective Time by any direct or indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company that is taxable as a corporation (each a “Hook Share”, and collectively the “Hook Shares”), if any, shall remain outstanding as one Continuing Class A Share.

 

(e)      Merger Sub. At the Effective Time, each share of common stock, par value $0.01 per share, of Merger Sub issued and outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Time and held by Sponsor shall be converted into a number of Continuing Class A Shares that, when taken together with the Continuing Class A Shares retained in respect of the Existing Sponsor Shares pursuant to Section 4.2(d), is equal to 51% of the aggregate number of Continuing Class A Shares issued and outstanding after giving effect to the transactions contemplated by this Article IV.

 

Section 4.3     Exchange of Certificates.

 

(a)      Paying Agent. Sponsor shall select, with the Company’s prior approval (such approval not to be unreasonably withheld, delayed or conditioned), a paying agent (the “Paying Agent”), who shall also act as agent for the holders of the Election Eligible Shares for the purpose of receiving and holding their Form of Election in Merger, Certificates and Book-Entry Shares and shall obtain no rights or interests in the shares represented thereby. At the Effective Time, Sponsor shall deposit, or shall cause to be deposited, with the Paying Agent for the benefit of the holders of Class A Shares, a cash amount in immediately available funds necessary for the Paying Agent to make payments of the aggregate Per Share Cash Consideration under Section 4.2(a) (for the avoidance of doubt, taking into account the proration as set forth in Sections 4.3(c) and 4.3(d)) (such deposit being hereinafter referred to as the “Exchange Fund”). The paying agent agreement pursuant to which Sponsor shall appoint the Paying Agent shall be in form and substance reasonably acceptable to the Company. The Paying Agent shall invest the cash portion of the Exchange Fund as directed by Sponsor; provided that such investments shall be in obligations of or guaranteed by the United States of America, in commercial paper obligations rated A-1 or P-1 or better by Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. or Standard & Poor’s Corporation, respectively, in certificates of deposit, bank repurchase agreements or banker’s acceptances of commercial banks with capital exceeding $1 billion, or in money market funds having a rating in the highest investment category granted by a recognized credit rating agency at the time of investment. To the extent that there are losses with respect to such investments, or the Exchange Fund diminishes for other reasons below the level required to make prompt cash payment of the aggregate Per Share Cash Consideration (for the avoidance of doubt, taking into account the proration as set forth in Sections 4.3(c) and 4.3(d)) for all Election Eligible Shares as contemplated hereby, Sponsor shall promptly replace or restore the cash in the Exchange Fund lost through such investments or other events so as to ensure that the Exchange Fund is at all times maintained at a level sufficient to make such cash payments. Any interest and other income resulting from such investment shall become a part of the Exchange Fund, and any amounts in excess of the amounts payable under Section 4.2(a) shall be promptly returned to Sponsor. At the Effective Time, the Company shall deposit, or shall cause to be deposited, with the Paying Agent for the benefit of the holders of Special Dividend Shares, a cash amount in immediately available funds necessary for the Paying Agent to make payments of the Special Dividend in accordance with Section 4.1(a)(ii), which amount shall be deposited and held in a segregated account from the Exchange Fund.

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(b)     Consideration Election.

 

(i)  Subject to the last sentence of this clause and the other provisions of this Section 4.3(b), each holder of Election Eligible Shares and each holder of Company Restricted Shares immediately prior to the Election Deadline (as defined below) shall be entitled to elect to receive the portion of the applicable Per Share Merger Consideration set out in Section 4.2(a) in the form of either (A) the Per Share Cash Consideration (such election, the “Cash Election”, and the Election Eligible Shares, Company Restricted Shares and the Class A Shares subject to Company RSUs in respect of which a Cash Election has been made, the “Cash Shares”) or (B) the Per Share Stock Consideration (such election, the “Stock Election”, and the Election Eligible Shares, Company Restricted Shares and the Class A Shares subject to Company RSUs in respect of which a Stock Election has been made, the “Stock Shares”, and the Stock Election together with the Cash Election, the “Consideration Election”) for each Election Eligible Share held by it and each Company Restricted Share held by it. Any Consideration Election shall be made on a form for that purpose prepared by the Company and reasonably satisfactory to Sponsor (a “Form of Election in Merger”), which shall be mailed to such holders of Election Eligible Shares and holders of Company Restricted Shares on a date that the Proxy Statement is mailed to stockholders pursuant to Section 6.4(b) or such other date as Sponsor and the Company mutually agree or as may be required by applicable Law (the “Mailing Date”) and which shall include instructions for use in effecting the surrender of Certificates representing Election Eligible Shares (or affidavits of loss in lieu thereof as provided in Section 4.3(h)) to the Paying Agent. The deadline for submitting an effective, properly completed Form of Election in Merger to the Paying Agent shall be 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on the business day that is two trading days prior to the Closing Date (which date shall be publicly announced by the Company at least four (4) business days prior to the anticipated Closing Date) or such other time and date as the Company may announce with the consent of Sponsor (the “Election Deadline”), and such submission shall include the submission of any Certificates with respect to certificated Election Eligible Shares. The Company shall use its reasonable efforts to make a Form of Election in Merger available to all Persons who become holders of record of Election Eligible Shares between the Mailing Date and the Election Deadline. Holders of record of Class A Shares who hold such Class A Shares as nominees, trustees or in other representative capacities may submit multiple Forms of Election in Merger on behalf of their respective beneficial holders. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Section 4.3(b)(i), SunEdison shall be entitled to make Consideration Elections in respect of the Exchange Class A Shares and the Additional SunE Shares as if such Exchange Class A Shares and Additional SunE Shares were issued and outstanding prior to the Election Deadline.

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(ii)          Any election shall have been properly made only if the Paying Agent shall have actually received a properly completed Form of Election in Merger together with, in the case of an election in respect of any certificated Election Eligible Shares, the applicable Certificates by the Election Deadline. Each Election Eligible Share and Company Restricted Share for which an election shall not have been properly made by the Election Deadline (a “No Election Share”) shall be deemed to have made (A) if the aggregate number of Stock Shares exceeds the Maximum Stock Consideration Shares (as defined in Section 4.3(c)(i)), a Cash Election or (B) if the aggregate number of Cash Shares exceeds the Maximum Cash Consideration Shares (as defined in Section 4.3(d)(i)), a Stock Election. Subject to the terms of this Agreement and of the Form of Election in Merger, the Paying Agent shall have reasonable discretion to determine whether any election, revocation or change has been properly or timely made and to disregard immaterial defects in any Form of Election in Merger, and any good-faith decisions of the Paying Agent regarding such matters shall be binding and conclusive. None of Sponsor, Merger Sub, the Company or the Paying Agent, or any of their respective Representatives, shall be under any obligation to notify any Person of any defect in a Form of Election in Merger.

 

(iii)         An election may be revoked in respect of any Election Eligible Shares, but only by written notice received by the Paying Agent prior to the Election Deadline. Upon any such revocation, unless a duly completed Form of Election in Merger is thereafter submitted prior to the Election Deadline in accordance with Sections Section 4.3(b)(i) and Section 4.3(b)(ii), such Election Eligible Shares shall be deemed to be No Election Shares. After an election has been validly made, any subsequent transfer of the Election Eligible Shares as to which such election related shall automatically revoke such election. In addition, all Forms of Election in Merger shall automatically be revoked if the Paying Agent is notified in writing by Sponsor and the Company that the Merger has been abandoned.

 

(c)      Proration of Per Share Stock Consideration. The aggregate Per Share Stock Consideration received by a holder making a Stock Election shall be subject to proration as follows:

 

(i)  The maximum aggregate number of Stock Shares across all holders that shall give the holders thereof the right to retain the Per Share Stock Consideration shall equal 49% of the Fully Diluted Share Number, rounded to the nearest whole number (the “Maximum Stock Consideration Shares”).

 

(ii)          If the aggregate number of Stock Shares exceeds the Maximum Stock Consideration Shares, each holder who has made a Stock Election shall be entitled to (A) retain the Per Share Stock Consideration for an aggregate number of Stock Shares equal to (x) the aggregate number of Stock Shares held by such holder multiplied by (y) the quotient of the Maximum Stock Consideration Shares divided by the aggregate number of Stock Shares held by all holders, rounded to the nearest whole number (the “Prorated Stock Shares”) and (B) receive the Per Share Cash Consideration for each Stock Share held by such holder in excess of the Prorated Stock Shares (the “Excess Stock Shares”). For the avoidance of doubt, no holder shall receive a non-whole number amount of Continuing Class A Shares.

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(d)      Proration of Per Share Cash Consideration. The aggregate Per Share Cash Consideration received by a holder making a Cash Election shall be subject to proration as follows:

 

(i)  The maximum aggregate number of Cash Shares across all holders that shall be converted into a right to receive the Per Share Cash Consideration shall equal the Fully Diluted Share Number minus the sum of (A) Maximum Stock Consideration Shares plus (B) the number of Existing Sponsor Shares plus (C) the number of Appraisal Shares (the “Maximum Cash Consideration Shares”).

 

(ii)          If the aggregate number of Cash Shares exceeds the Maximum Cash Consideration Shares, each holder who has made a Cash Election shall be entitled to (A) receive the Per Share Cash Consideration for an aggregate number of Cash Shares equal to (x) the aggregate number of Cash Shares held by such holder multiplied by (y) the quotient of (1) the Maximum Cash Consideration Shares divided by (2) the aggregate number of Cash Shares held by all holders, rounded to the nearest whole number (the “Prorated Cash Shares”) and (B) retain the Per Share Stock Consideration for each Cash Share held by such holder in excess of the Prorated Cash Shares (the “Excess Cash Shares”). For the avoidance of doubt, no holder shall receive a non-whole number amount of Continuing Class A Shares.

 

(e)      Exchange Procedures. Promptly after the Effective Time (and in any event within two (2) business days thereafter), the Surviving Corporation shall cause the Paying Agent to mail to each holder of record of Election Eligible Shares (i) a letter of transmittal in customary form specifying that delivery shall be effected, and risk of loss and title to the Certificates or Book-Entry Shares shall pass, only upon delivery of the Certificates (or affidavits of loss in lieu of the Certificates as provided in Section 4.3(h)) for Cash Shares to the Paying Agent or transfer of the Book-Entry Shares in respect of Cash Shares to the Paying Agent (including customary provisions with respect to delivery of an “agent’s message” with respect to Book-Entry Shares), such letter of transmittal to be in such form and have such other provisions as Sponsor and the Company may reasonably agree, and (ii) instructions for use in effecting the surrender of the Certificates (or affidavits of loss in lieu thereof as provided in Section 4.3(h)) to the Paying Agent. The instructions will require any holder of Certificates in respect of Election Eligible Shares to surrender such Certificates (or provide affidavits of loss in lieu thereof as provided in Section 4.3(h)) as a condition to receiving the applicable Per Share Merger Consideration.

 

(i)           In the case of Cash Shares, upon surrender to the Paying Agent of Cash Shares by physical surrender of a Certificate (or affidavit of loss in lieu thereof as provided in Section 4.3(h)) or, with respect to any Book-Entry Shares, by book-receipt of an “agent’s message” by the Paying Agent in connection with the transfer of such Book-Entry Shares, in accordance with the terms of such letter of transmittal, duly executed, or, with respect to any Book-Entry Shares held through The Depository Trust Company (DTC), in accordance with DTC’s customary procedures and such other procedures as agreed by the Company, Sponsor, the Paying Agent and DTC, the holder of such Certificate (or affidavit of loss in lieu thereof as provided in Section 4.3(h)) or Book-Entry Shares shall be entitled to receive in exchange therefor (after giving effect to any required Tax withholdings as provided in Section 4.3(j), the consideration election as provided in Section 4.3(b) and any proration as provided in Sections 4.3(c) and 4.3(d)): a cash amount in immediately available funds equal to (A) the number of Cash Shares that such Certificate represented immediately prior to the Effective Time (or affidavit of loss in lieu thereof as provided in Section 4.3(h)) or the number of Cash Shares constituting Book-Entry Shares owned immediately prior to the Effective Time multiplied by (B) the Per Share Cash Consideration. The payment of the Per Share Cash Consideration to a holder of Cash Shares that are certificated shall be conditioned upon surrender of such Certificates (or affidavit of loss in lieu thereof as provided in Section 4.3(h)).

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(ii)          In the case of Stock Shares, upon surrender to the Paying Agent of Stock Shares by physical surrender of a Certificate (or affidavit of loss in lieu thereof as provided in Section 4.3(h)) or, with respect to any Book-Entry Shares, by book-receipt of an “agent’s message” by the Paying Agent in connection with the transfer of such Book-Entry Shares, in accordance with the terms of such letter of transmittal, duly executed, or, with respect to any Book-Entry Shares held through DTC, in accordance with DTC’s customary procedures and such other procedures as agreed by the Company, Sponsor, the Paying Agent and DTC, the holder of such Certificate (or affidavit of loss in lieu thereof as provided in Section 4.3(h)) or Book-Entry Shares shall be entitled to retain in connection with its election of Stock Shares (after giving effect to any required Tax withholdings as provided in Section 4.3(j), the consideration election as provided in Section 4.3(b) and any proration as provided in Sections 4.3(c) and 4.3(d)): a number of Continuing Class A Shares (after giving effect to the consideration election as provided in Section 4.3(b) and any proration pursuant to Sections 4.3(c) and 4.3(d)) equal to (A) the number of Stock Shares that such Certificate represented immediately prior to the Effective Time (or affidavit of loss in lieu thereof as provided in Section 4.3(h)) or the number of Stock Shares constituting Book-Entry Shares owned immediately prior to the Effective Time multiplied by (B) the Per Share Stock Consideration.

 

(iii)         The Certificate of any holder of certificated Election Eligible Shares retaining Continuing Class A Shares (as a result of its election or the proration pursuant to Sections 4.3(c) and 4.3(d), as applicable) shall, upon surrender thereof (or delivery of the affidavit of loss in lieu thereof as provided in Section 4.3(h)), be cancelled and replaced by Uncertificated Shares and Book Entry Shares evidencing only the number of Continuing Class A Shares retained by such holder pursuant to the election made pursuant to Section 4.2(a). The Class A Shares of any holder of any Election Eligible Shares that are Uncertificated Shares and Book Entry Shares in respect of which the holder does not receive the right to retain Continuing Class A Shares shall be cancelled in the books of the Company’s transfer agent and the book entry accounts held through DTC.

 

(iv)         Any Certificate that evidences Fall-Away Shares (as defined below) shall from the Effective Time be deemed to evidence only the number of Continuing Class A Shares to which the holder thereof would be entitled upon surrender of such Certificate pursuant to this Section 4.3 whether or not such Certificate is surrendered or cancelled pursuant to this Section 4.3. The “Fall-Away Shares” are Class A Shares evidenced by any Certificate that would be converted into the right to receive the Per Share Cash Consideration if the holder thereof submitted such Certificate pursuant to this Section 4.3.

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(v)          No interest will be paid or accrued on any amount payable upon due surrender of Cash Shares. In the event of a transfer of ownership of certificated Class A Shares that is not registered in the transfer records of the Company, a check for any cash to be exchanged upon due surrender of the Certificate in respect thereof may be issued to such transferee if the Certificate formerly representing such Class A Shares that are Cash Shares is presented to the Paying Agent, accompanied by all documents reasonably required to evidence and effect such transfer and to evidence that any applicable stock transfer Taxes have been paid or are not applicable. Payment or retention, as applicable, of the applicable Per Share Merger Consideration with respect to any Book-Entry Shares shall only be made to the Person (as defined in Section 4.3(g)) in whose name such Book-Entry Shares were registered in the stock transfer books of the Company immediately prior to the Effective Time.

 

(f)      Transfers. From and after the Effective Time, there shall be no transfers on the stock transfer books of the Company of the Class A Shares that were outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Time, unless such Class A Shares are Continuing Class A Shares. If, after the Effective Time, any Certificate that is not a Continuing Class A Share is presented to the Surviving Corporation, Sponsor or the Paying Agent for transfer, it shall be cancelled and exchanged for the aggregate Per Share Merger Consideration to which the holder of the Certificate is entitled pursuant to this Article IV, and in the event that such Certificate holder is entitled to retain Continuing Class A Shares as part of such aggregate Per Share Merger Consideration, such Continuing Class A Shares shall take the form of Book-Entry Shares.

 

(g)      Termination of Exchange Fund. Any portion of the Exchange Fund (including the proceeds of any investments of the Exchange Fund) that remains unclaimed by the stockholders of the Company for 180 days after the Effective Time shall be delivered to the Surviving Corporation. Any holder of Election Eligible Shares who has not theretofore complied with this Article IV shall thereafter look only to the Surviving Corporation for delivery of the applicable Per Share Merger Consideration (after giving effect to any required Tax withholdings as provided in Section 4.3(j)) upon due surrender of its Certificates (or affidavits of loss in lieu of the Certificates) or Book-Entry Shares, without any interest thereon. Notwithstanding the foregoing, none of the Surviving Corporation, Sponsor, the Paying Agent or any other Person shall be liable to any former holder of Class A Shares for any amount properly delivered to a public official pursuant to applicable abandoned property, escheat or similar Laws. For the purposes of this Agreement, the term “Person” shall mean any individual, corporation (including not-for-profit), general or limited partnership, limited liability company, joint venture, estate, trust, association, organization, Governmental Entity (as defined in Section 5.1(d)(i)) or other entity of any kind or nature.

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(h)      Lost, Stolen or Destroyed Certificates. In the event any Certificate shall have been lost, stolen or destroyed, upon the making of an affidavit of that fact by the Person claiming such Certificate to be lost, stolen or destroyed and, if required by Sponsor, the posting by such Person of a bond in customary amount and upon such terms as may be required by Sponsor as indemnity against any claim that may be made against it or the Surviving Corporation with respect to such Certificate, the Paying Agent will deliver to such Person (i) a check in the amount (after giving effect to any required Tax withholdings, the consideration election as provided in Section 4.3(b) and any proration as provided in Sections 4.3(c) and 4.3(d)) equal to the number of Cash Shares represented by such lost, stolen or destroyed Certificate multiplied by the Per Share Cash Consideration and (ii) a number of Continuing Class A Shares (after giving effect to the consideration election as provided in Section 4.3(b) and any proration pursuant to Sections 4.3(c) and 4.3(d)) equal to the number of Stock Shares represented by such lost, stolen or destroyed Certificate multiplied by the Per Share Stock Consideration.

 

(i)      Appraisal Rights. No Person who has perfected a demand for appraisal rights pursuant to Section 262 of the DGCL shall be entitled to receive the applicable Per Share Merger Consideration with respect to the Class A Shares owned immediately prior to the Effective Time by such Person unless and until such Person shall have effectively withdrawn or lost such Person’s right to appraisal under the DGCL. Each Dissenting Stockholder shall be entitled to receive only the payment provided by Section 262 of the DGCL with respect to Class A Shares owned by such Dissenting Stockholder. If, after the Effective Time, any such holder fails to perfect or effectively withdraws or loses such right, each Excluded Share of such holder shall thereupon be treated as if it had been converted into the right to receive the applicable Per Share Merger Consideration, and the Surviving Corporation shall remain liable for payment of the applicable Per Share Merger Consideration for such Class A Shares; provided that such holder shall be deemed to have made a Cash Election with respect to the Per Share Merger Consideration in accordance with Section 4.3(b) and in no event shall be subject to proration as set forth above. The Company shall give Sponsor (i) prompt notice of any written demands for appraisal, attempted withdrawals of such demands, and any other instruments that are received by the Company relating to stockholders’ rights of appraisal and (ii) the opportunity to direct all negotiations and proceedings with respect to demand for appraisal under the DGCL. The Company shall not, except with the prior written consent of Sponsor, voluntarily make any payment with respect to any demands for appraisal, offer to settle or settle any such demands or approve any withdrawal of any such demands.

 

(j)      Withholding Rights. Each of the Paying Agent, Sponsor, Merger Sub and the Surviving Corporation shall be entitled to deduct and withhold from any amounts otherwise payable pursuant to this Agreement such amounts as it is required to deduct and withhold with respect to the making of such payment under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”), or any other applicable state, local or foreign Tax (as defined in Section 5.1(n)) law. To the extent that amounts are so withheld by the Paying Agent, Sponsor, Merger Sub or the Surviving Corporation, as the case may be, such withheld amounts (i) shall be remitted by the Paying Agent, Sponsor, Merger Sub or the Surviving Corporation, as applicable, to the applicable Governmental Entity, and (ii) shall be treated for all purposes of this Agreement as having been paid to the Person in respect of which such deduction and withholding was made by the Paying Agent, Sponsor, Merger Sub or the Surviving Corporation, as the case may be.

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Section 4.4     Treatment of Company Equity Awards.

 

(a)     Treatment of Company Restricted Shares. At the Effective Time, any vesting conditions applicable to each restricted stock award (a “Company Restricted Share”) outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Time under the Company’s 2014 Second Amended and Restated Long-Term Incentive Plan (the “Stock Plan”) shall, automatically and without any required action on the part of the holder thereof, be deemed satisfied in full and each Company Restricted Share shall be cancelled and converted into or retained, as applicable, and become exchanged for the right to receive the Per Share Merger Consideration (less applicable Taxes required to be withheld with respect to such vesting). For the avoidance of doubt, such Per Share Merger Consideration shall include either the Per Share Cash Consideration or the Per Share Stock Consideration at the election of the holder of the Company Restricted Share, made in accordance with the procedure set out in Section 4.3(b) and shall be subject to proration as set out in Section 4.3(c) and (d).

 

(b)      Treatment of Company RSUs. At the Effective Time, (A) any vesting conditions applicable to each restricted stock unit (a “Company RSU”) outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Time under the Stock Plan, shall, automatically and without any required action on the part of the holder thereof, be deemed satisfied in full, and (B) each Company RSU shall, automatically and without any required action on the part of the holder thereof, be cancelled and shall only entitle the holder of such Company RSU to receive (without interest) the Per Share Merger Consideration in respect of each Class A Share subject to such Company RSU immediately prior to the Effective Time (in the case of Company RSUs subject to performance conditions, with such conditions deemed satisfied at “target” levels), less applicable Taxes required to be withheld with respect to such payment. Such Per Share Merger Consideration shall include either the Per Share Cash Consideration or the Per Share Stock Consideration at the election of the holder of the Company RSU, made in accordance with the procedure set out in Section 4.3(b), and shall be subject to proration as set out in Section 4.3(c) and (d). To the extent that a holder of Company RSUs is entitled to receive Per Share Stock Consideration, whether due to such holder’s election or the proration set out in Section 4.3(c) and (d), such holder shall receive one Continuing Class A Share in respect of each Class A Share subject to a Company RSU that entitles such holder to receive the Per Share Stock Consideration. Payment of such Per Share Merger Consideration, with respect to Company RSUs, including delivery of any Continuing Class A Shares, shall be made as soon as reasonably practicable after the Closing Date; provided that, with respect to any Company RSUs that constitute nonqualified deferred compensation subject to Section 409A of the Code and that are not permitted to be paid at the Effective Time without triggering a Tax or penalty under Section 409A of the Code, such payment shall be made at the earliest time permitted under the Stock Plan and award agreement that will not trigger a Tax or penalty under Section 409A of the Code.

 

(c)      Corporate Actions. At or prior to the Effective Time, the Company, the board of directors of the Company and the compensation committee of the board of directors of the Company, as applicable, shall adopt any resolutions and take any actions which are necessary to effectuate the treatment of the Company Restricted Shares and Company RSUs (collectively, the “Company Equity Awards”) pursuant to Section 4.4(a) and Section 4.4(b). The Company shall take all actions necessary to ensure that from and after the Effective Time neither Sponsor nor the Surviving Corporation will be required to deliver Shares or other capital stock of the Company to any Person pursuant to or in settlement of Company Equity Awards.

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Section 4.5     Adjustments to Prevent Dilution. In the event that the Company changes the number of Shares or securities convertible or exchangeable into or exercisable for Shares issued and outstanding prior to the Effective Time as a result of a reclassification, stock split (including a reverse stock split), stock dividend or distribution, recapitalization, merger, issuer tender or exchange offer, or other similar transaction, the Per Share Merger Consideration shall be equitably adjusted.

 

Article V

 

REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES

 

Section 5.1     Representations and Warranties of the Company. Except (i) as set forth in the Company Reports (as defined in Section 5.1(e)(i)) filed with or furnished to the SEC prior to the date of this Agreement (without giving effect to any amendment or supplement to any such Company Reports filed on or after the date of this Agreement and excluding, in each case, any disclosures set forth in any risk factor section or in any other section to the extent they are forward looking statements or cautionary, predictive or forward-looking in nature) or (ii) as set forth in the disclosure letter delivered to Sponsor by the Company prior to entering into this Agreement (the “Company Disclosure Letter”) (it being agreed that disclosure of any item in any section or subsection of the Company Disclosure Letter shall be deemed disclosure with respect to any other section or subsection to which the relevance of such item is reasonably apparent on the face of such disclosure), the Company hereby represents and warrants to Sponsor and Merger Sub that:

 

(a)      Organization, Good Standing and Qualification. The Company is a legal entity duly organized, validly existing and in good standing under the Laws (as defined in Section 5.1(i)) of the State of Delaware and has all requisite corporate power and authority to own, lease and operate its properties and assets and to carry on its business as presently conducted. Each of the Company’s Subsidiaries is a legal entity duly organized, validly existing and in good standing (with respect to jurisdictions that recognize the concept of good standing) under the Laws (as defined in Section 5.1(i)) of its respective jurisdiction of organization and has all requisite corporate or similar power and authority to own, lease and operate its properties and assets and to carry on its business as presently conducted, and each of the Company and its Subsidiaries is duly qualified to do business and is in good standing (with respect to jurisdictions that recognize the concept of good standing) as a foreign corporation or other legal entity in each jurisdiction where the ownership, leasing or operation of its assets or properties or conduct of its business requires such qualification, except where the failure to be so organized, qualified or in good standing, or to have such power or authority, would not be, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably likely to have a Company Material Adverse Effect (as defined below). The Company has made available to Sponsor complete and correct copies of the Company’s and its Material Subsidiaries’ certificates of incorporation and by-laws or comparable governing documents, each as amended to the date of this Agreement, and each as so delivered is in full force and effect as of the date of this Agreement. The representations and warranties set forth in this Section 5.1(a) shall not apply with respect to the Excluded Assets.

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As used in this Agreement, the term (i) “Subsidiary” means, with respect to any Person, any other Person of which (aa) at least a majority of the securities or ownership interests having by their terms ordinary voting power to elect a majority of the board of directors or other persons performing similar functions, (bb) a general partner interest or (cc) a managing member interest, is directly or indirectly owned or controlled by such Person and/or by one or more of its Subsidiaries (it being agreed that, the entity set forth on Section 5.1(b)(ii) (Part A) of the Company Disclosure Letter, which is controlled by the Company pursuant to existing contractual arrangements, will be deemed a Subsidiary for purposes of this definition), (ii) “Material Subsidiary” (each as set forth on Section 5.1(b)(ii) (Part B) of the Company Disclosure Letter) means (aa) TERP LLC, (bb) each Subsidiary of the Company that directly owns assets with 50 MW or more of generation capacity (“Material Generator”) and (cc) each Subsidiary of the Company that (1) either (A) has a direct or indirect ownership interest in a Material Generator or (B) is a Subsidiary of the Company that owns, directly or indirectly, 15 MW or more of generation capacity in the aggregate and (2) is a borrower under any Contract pursuant to which a third party provides debt (A) for borrowed money or (B) has received equity financing from a third party, other than those Subsidiaries set forth on Section 5.1(b)(ii) (Part C) of the Company Disclosure Letter , (iii) “Material Economic Subsidiary” means each Material Subsidiary and each other Subsidiary set forth on Section 5.1(b)(ii) (Part D) of the Company Disclosure Letter , (iv) “Affiliate” means, with respect to any Person, any other Person, directly or indirectly, controlling, controlled by, or under common control with, such Person (and, for purposes of this definition, the term “control” (including the correlative terms “controlling”, “controlled by” and “under common control with”) means the possession, directly or indirectly, of the power to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of a Person, whether through the ownership of voting securities, by contract or otherwise), (v) “Excluded Assets” means the assets described in Section 5.1(a)(v) of the Company Disclosure Letter, (vi) “Contract” means any agreement, lease, license, contract, note, mortgage, indenture, arrangement or other obligation, whether written or oral, and (vii) “Company Material Adverse Effect” means any change, event, effect, circumstance or development that, individually or taken together with other changes, events, effects, circumstances or developments, has a material adverse effect on the financial condition, business, properties, assets, liabilities or results of operations of the Company and its Subsidiaries taken as a whole; provided, however, that none of the following shall constitute or be taken into account in determining whether there has been, is or would be reasonably likely to be a Company Material Adverse Effect:

 

(A)     any changes in the general economic or political conditions or the securities, credit, currency or other financial markets in general, in each case in the United States or other countries in which the Company or any of its Subsidiaries conducts operations or any changes that are the result of civil unrest, escalation of hostilities or acts of war, terrorism or sabotage;

 

(B)     any changes that are the result of factors generally affecting any international, national or regional industry (including the renewable energy industry and the electric generating industry) or market (including any wholesale markets for electric power) in which the Company or any of its Subsidiaries operates, including any changes in legal, political or regulatory conditions impacting any tax or other incentive programs for the renewable energy industry;

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(C)     any economic changes in any market for commodities or supplies, including electric power, used in connection with the business of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries;

 

(D)     any loss or threatened loss of, or adverse change or threatened adverse change in, the relationship of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries with its customers, employees, regulators, lenders or other financing sources or service providers caused by the pendency or the announcement of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement;

 

(E)     any changes or proposed changes in any Law or accounting principles or reporting standards applicable to the Company or any of its Subsidiaries or the enforcement or interpretation thereof after the date of this Agreement;

 

(F)     any changes or effects resulting from the performance of obligations required by this Agreement, including any actions taken by the Company or its Subsidiaries that are expressly requested or consented to by Sponsor in writing;

 

(G)     any change in the Company’s credit ratings, provided that the exception in this clause shall not prevent or otherwise affect a determination that any change, effect, circumstance or development that caused or contributed to such change (to the extent not otherwise excluded) has resulted in, or contributed to, a Company Material Adverse Effect;

 

(H)     any changes that arise out of or relate to the identity of Sponsor Parent or any of its Affiliates as the potential sponsor of the Company;

 

(I)      any changes or effects resulting, from or in connection with the filing, pendency or administration of the case in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York (the “Bankruptcy Court”) captioned In re SunEdison, Inc., Case No. 16-10992 (the “SunEdison Bankruptcy Case”), including, to the extent resulting from or in connection with the SunEdison Bankruptcy Case, any litigation, any failure by SunEdison and its Affiliates that are debtors or debtors-in-possession in the SunEdison Bankruptcy Case (the “Debtors”) to comply with any agreement (other than (i) the Settlement Agreement, (ii) the Voting and Support Agreement, (iii) any other agreement entered into in connection with the Merger or the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement to which SunEdison or any other Debtor will be a party and any other agreement that Sponsor agrees in writing will remain in effect following the Effective Time (collectively, the “SunEdison-Related Agreements”)) entered into or existing between a Debtor, on the one hand, and the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, on the other hand, or the rejection of any such agreement (other than any SunEdison-Related Agreement that Sponsor agrees in writing will remain in effect following the Effective Time) in the SunEdison Bankruptcy Case;

 

(J)      any changes resulting from the entry into the Settlement Agreement or the performance of SunEdison’s obligations required thereby;

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(K)     any changes or effects resulting from (i) any failure or delay by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries in delivering audited financial statements for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2016 and/or unaudited quarterly financial statements for the third quarter of the fiscal year ending December 31, 2016 or any quarter of the fiscal year ending December 31, 2017 as required by any agreement entered into by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, (ii) any failure or delay by the Company in filing or furnishing any forms, statements, certifications, reports or other documents required to be filed with or furnished to the SEC (as defined in Section 5.1(e)(i)) pursuant to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”) or Securities Act (as defined in Section 5.1(e)(i)), or (iii) any failure or delay by the Company in complying with the applicable listing and corporate governance rules and regulations of the NASDAQ; provided that the exception in this clause (K) shall not prevent or otherwise affect a determination that any change, effect, circumstance or development that caused or contributed to such failure or delay (to the extent not otherwise excluded) has resulted in, or contributed to, a Company Material Adverse Effect; provided, further, that the exception in this clause (K) shall not apply to any change, effect, circumstance or development resulting from or arising out of any acceleration of the maturity of any indebtedness of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries as a result of matters to which this clause (K) otherwise applies;

 

(L)     any litigation or threat of litigation arising from allegations of any breach of fiduciary duty by the board of directors of the Company or violation of Law by the board of directors of the Company in connection with this Agreement or the Merger;

 

(M)     any failure by the Company to meet any internal or public projections or forecasts or estimates of revenues, earnings, cash available for distribution, EBITDA for any period ending on or after the date of this Agreement, provided that the exception in this clause shall not prevent or otherwise affect a determination that any change, effect, circumstance or development that caused or contributed to such failure (to the extent not otherwise excluded) has resulted in, or contributed to, a Company Material Adverse Effect; and

 

(N)     a decline in the price of the Company common stock, provided that the exception in this clause shall not prevent or otherwise affect a determination that any change, effect, circumstance or development that caused or contributed to such decline (to the extent not otherwise excluded) has resulted in, or contributed to, a Company Material Adverse Effect;

 

(O)     except, with respect to clauses (A), (B), (C) and (E) to the extent such changes, events, circumstances or developments have a disproportionate adverse effect on the Company and its Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, relative to the adverse effect that such changes, events, circumstances or developments have on other similarly situated companies in the renewable energy or electric generating industry in the jurisdictions in which the Company and its Subsidiaries operate.

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(b)      Capital Structure.

 

(i)  The authorized capital stock of the Company consists of (i) 850,000,000 Class A Shares, of which 93,913,554 Class A Shares (which includes 1,060,699 Company Restricted Shares) were outstanding as of the close of business on March 3, 2017, (ii) 140,000,000 Class B Shares, of which 48,202,310 Class B Shares were outstanding as of the close of business on March 3, 2017, (iii) 260,000,000 shares of Class B1 common stock, par value $0.01 per share, none of which were outstanding as of the close of business on March 3, 2017, and (iv) 50,000,000 shares of Preferred Stock, par value $0.01 per share, none of which were outstanding as of the close of business on March 3, 2017. All of the outstanding Shares have been duly authorized and are validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable. Except as set forth on Section 5.1(b)(i)(A) of the Company Disclosure Letter, as of March 3, 2017, no Shares or Preferred Stock was held by the Company in its treasury. No Subsidiary of the Company owns any shares of capital stock of the Company. Other than as set forth on Section 5.1(b)(i)(B) of the Company Disclosure Letter, as of the close of business on March 3, 2017, the Company has no Shares reserved for issuance. Except as set forth above, the Company does not have any shares of capital stock or other voting securities issued or outstanding, other than Shares that have become outstanding since March 3, 2017 pursuant to the issuance of the Exchange Class A Shares and the Additional SunE Shares or the exercise of Company Equity Awards, which were reserved for issuance as set forth above. Section 5.1(b)(i) (C) of the Company Disclosure Letter contains a correct and complete list of all Company Equity Awards outstanding as of the close of business on March 3, 2017, including the number of Shares subject to each Company Equity Award and its vesting schedule. Except as set forth above and except for the rights (the “Rights”) that have been issued pursuant to the Stockholder Protection Rights Agreement, dated as of July 24, 2016, between the Company and Computershare Trust Company, N.A., as Rights Agent (the “SPRA”), as of the date of this Agreement, there are no preemptive or other outstanding rights, options, warrants, conversion rights, stock appreciation rights, redemption rights, repurchase rights, agreements, arrangements, calls, commitments or rights of any kind that obligate the Company to (x) issue or sell any shares of capital stock or other equity securities of the Company or any securities or obligations convertible or exchangeable into or exercisable for, or giving any Person a right to subscribe for, acquire or receive payments determined by reference to the value of any equity securities of the Company, and no securities or obligations evidencing such rights are authorized, issued or outstanding or (y) redeem, repurchase or otherwise acquire any such shares of capital stock or other equity interests. Upon any issuance of any Shares in accordance with the terms of the Stock Plans, such Shares will be duly authorized, validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable and free and clear of any Liens. As of the date of this Agreement, the Company does not have outstanding any bonds, debentures, notes or other obligations the holders of which have the right to vote (or convertible into or exercisable for securities having the right to vote) with the stockholders of the Company on any matter. As of the date of this Agreement, the total cash balance of the Company and its Subsidiaries is in excess of $800 million, consisting approximately of $640 million of unrestricted cash and $160 million of restricted cash.

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(ii)          Section 5.1(b)(ii)(A) of the Company Disclosure Letter sets forth as of the date of this Agreement (x) each of the Company’s Subsidiaries, its place of organization and the ownership interest of the Company in each such Subsidiary, as well as, to the Knowledge of the Company (as defined in Section 5.1(g)), the ownership interest of any other Person or Persons in each such Subsidiary and (y) the Company’s or its Subsidiaries’ capital stock, equity interest or other direct or indirect ownership interest in any other Person, other than securities in a publicly traded company held for investment by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries and consisting of less than 1% of the outstanding capital stock of such company. Except as set forth on Section 5.1(b)(ii)(B) of the Company Disclosure Letter, each of the outstanding shares of capital stock or other equity securities of each of the Company’s Subsidiaries owned directly or indirectly by the Company is duly authorized, validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable and owned by the Company or by a direct or indirect Subsidiary of the Company, free and clear of any lien, charge, pledge, security interest, claim or other encumbrance (each, a “Lien”), other than any (i) obligations imposed under this Agreement, (ii) restrictions under applicable securities laws, (iii) obligations imposed on the shareholders or members of any Subsidiary of the Company under the applicable certificate of incorporation and by-laws, limited liability company agreements or comparable governing documents or tax equity capital contribution or investment agreements ((x) in the case of certificates of incorporation and by-laws, limited liability company agreements or comparable governing documents with respect to the Company and any Material Subsidiaries, copies of which have been made available to Sponsor and (y) in the case of tax equity capital contribution or investment agreements, copies of which have been made available to Sponsor) and (iv) Liens granted in connection with “Non-recourse Long-term Debt” as described in the Company Reports. Except as set forth above, as of the date of this Agreement, there are no preemptive or other outstanding rights, options, warrants, conversion rights, stock appreciation rights, redemption rights, repurchase rights, agreements, arrangements, calls, commitments or rights of any kind that obligate the Company or any of its Subsidiaries to (x) issue or sell any shares of capital stock or other equity securities of any Subsidiary of the Company or any securities or obligations convertible or exchangeable into or exercisable for, or giving any Person a right to subscribe for or acquire, any equity securities of any Subsidiary of the Company, and no securities or obligations evidencing such rights are authorized, issued or outstanding or (y) redeem, repurchase or otherwise acquire any such shares of capital stock or other equity interests.

 

(iii)          Other than any Ancillary Agreements, the Settlement Agreement and the Voting and Support Agreement, there are no voting agreements, voting trusts, stockholder agreements, proxies, other agreements or understandings to which the Company or any of its Subsidiaries is a party with respect to the voting of the capital stock or other equity interests of, restricting the transfer of, or providing for registration rights with respect to, the Company or any such Subsidiaries.

 

(c)      Corporate Authority; Approval and Fairness.

 

(i)  The Company has all requisite corporate power and authority and has taken all corporate action necessary in order to execute and deliver this Agreement and, subject only to (x) adoption of this Agreement by the holders of a majority of the total voting power of the outstanding Shares entitled to vote on such matter, (y) approval of this Agreement and the transactions contemplated by this Agreement by the holders of a majority of the outstanding Class A Shares entitled to vote on such matter other than SunEdison, Sponsor and their respective Affiliates or any Person with whom any of them has formed (and not terminated) a “group” (as defined in the Exchange Act), in each case at a stockholders’ meeting duly called and held for such purpose (clauses (x) and (y) together and taking into account any obligation to obtain such adoption and approval with respect to modifications to this Agreement or the terms of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement, the “Requisite Company Vote”) and (z) approval of the amendment of the Charter pursuant to Section 2.1 by the holders of 66 2/3% of the outstanding Shares entitled to vote on such matter (the “Charter Amendment Vote”), to perform its obligations under this Agreement and to consummate the Merger. This Agreement has been duly executed and delivered by the Company and, assuming the due authorization, execution and delivery by Sponsor and Merger Sub, constitutes a legal, valid and binding agreement of the Company enforceable against the Company in accordance with its terms, subject to bankruptcy, insolvency, fraudulent transfer, reorganization, moratorium and similar Laws of general applicability relating to or affecting creditors’ rights and to general equity principles (the “Bankruptcy and Equity Exception”).

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(ii)          The board of directors of the Company (acting upon the unanimous recommendation of the Conflicts Committee) has (A) by the unanimous vote of all directors voting on the matter determined that the Merger is fair to, and in the best interests of, the Company and its stockholders, approved and declared advisable this Agreement and the Merger and the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement and resolved to recommend the holders of Shares give the Requisite Company Vote (the “Company Recommendation”) and the Charter Amendment Vote, (B) by the unanimous vote of all directors voting on the matter directed that this Agreement be submitted to the holders of Class A Shares and Class B Shares for their adoption and approval, (C) received the opinion of its financial advisor, Centerview Partners, to the effect that, as of the date of such opinion, the applicable Per Share Merger Consideration, together with the Per Share Special Dividend, to be received by the holders of the Class A Shares (other than Excluded Shares) pursuant to this Agreement is fair from a financial point of view and (D) received the opinion of its financial advisor, Morgan Stanley, to the effect that, as of the date of such opinion, the Per Share Merger Consideration, together with the Per Share Special Dividend, to be received by the holders of the Class A Shares pursuant to this Agreement is fair from a financial point of view to such holders (other than the holders of Excluded Shares or SunEdison and its Affiliates). It is understood and agreed that such opinions are for the benefit of the Company’s board of directors and may not be relied upon by Sponsor or Merger Sub.

 

(d)      Governmental Filings and Approvals; No Violations; Certain Contracts.

 

(i)  Other than the filings, approvals and/or notices (A) pursuant to Section 1.3, (B) under the Exchange Act, (C) under applicable NASDAQ rules, and (D) disclosed in Section 5.1(d)(i) of the Company Disclosure Letter, no notices, reports or other filings are required to be made by the Company with, nor are any consents, registrations, approvals, permits or authorizations required to be obtained by the Company from, any domestic, foreign or supranational governmental or regulatory authority, agency, commission, body, court or other legislative, executive or judicial governmental or quasi-governmental entity or arbitral body or NASDAQ (each a “Governmental Entity”), in connection with the execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement by the Company and the consummation of the Merger and the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement, except those the failure to make or obtain of which would not be, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably likely to have a Company Material Adverse Effect or prevent, materially delay or materially impair the consummation of the Merger and the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement.

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(ii)          The execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement by the Company do not, and the consummation of the Merger and the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement will not, constitute or result in (A) a breach or violation of, or a default under, the certificate of incorporation or by-laws of the Company or the comparable governing documents of any of its Subsidiaries, (B) assuming the consents or waivers set forth in Section 5.1(d)(ii) of the Company Disclosure Letter are obtained, with or without notice, lapse of time or both, a breach or violation of, a termination (or right of termination) or default or loss of a benefit under, the creation or acceleration of any obligations under or the creation of a Lien on any of the assets of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries pursuant to any Contract binding upon the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, or (C) assuming compliance with the matters referred to in Section 5.1(d)(i), a violation of any Law to which the Company or any of its Subsidiaries or any of their respective properties or assets is subject, except, in the case of clause (B) or (C) above, for any such breach, violation, termination, default, loss, creation, acceleration or change that would not be, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably likely to have a Company Material Adverse Effect (disregarding the exceptions set forth in clauses (D), (F), (H) and (J) of the definition thereof) or prevent, materially delay or materially impair the consummation of the Merger and the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement. Section 5.1(d)(ii) of the Company Disclosure Letter sets forth a list of Material Contracts (as defined in Section 5.1(j)(i)) as of the date of this Agreement pursuant to which consents or waivers are or may be required prior to consummation of the Merger and the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement.

 

(e)      Company Reports; Internal Controls; Financial Statements.

 

(i)  Except as disclosed in Section 5.1(e) of the Company Disclosure Letter, the Company has timely filed or furnished, as applicable, all forms, statements, certifications, reports and documents required to be filed or furnished by it with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) pursuant to the Exchange Act or the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), since December 31, 2015 (the forms, statements, certifications, reports and documents filed or furnished since December 31, 2015 and those filed or furnished subsequent to the date of this Agreement, including any amendments thereto, the “Company Reports”). Except as disclosed in Section 5.1(e) of the Company Disclosure Letter, each of the Company Reports, at the time of its filing or being furnished complied or, if not yet filed or furnished, will comply in all material respects with the applicable requirements of the Securities Act, the Exchange Act and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (the “Sarbanes-Oxley Act”), and any rules and regulations promulgated thereunder, applicable to the Company Reports. Except as disclosed in Section 5.1(e) of the Company Disclosure Letter, as of their respective dates (or, if amended prior to the date of this Agreement, as of the date of such amendment), the Company Reports did not, and any Company Reports filed with or furnished to the SEC subsequent to the date of this Agreement will not, contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements made therein, in light of the circumstances in which they were made, not misleading. The Company has made available to Sponsor all correspondence with the SEC since December 31, 2015 and, as of the date of this Agreement, there are no outstanding or unresolved comments from the SEC with respect to any of the Company Reports.

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(ii)          (A) The Company maintains “disclosure controls and procedures” and “internal controls over financial reporting” (as such terms are defined in paragraphs (e) and (f), respectively, of Rule 13a-15 under the Exchange Act) as required by Rule 13a-15 or 15d-15 under the Exchange Act that are effective to ensure that information required to be disclosed by the Company is recorded and reported on a timely basis to the individuals responsible for the preparation of the Company’s filings with the SEC and other public disclosure documents and (B) the Company has disclosed, based on its most recent evaluation prior to the date of this Agreement, to the Company’s outside auditors and the audit committee of the board of directors of the Company (1) any significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal controls over financial reporting that are reasonably likely to adversely affect the Company’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information and (2) any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the Company’s internal controls over financial reporting. Other than as set forth on Section 5.1(e)(ii) of the Company Disclosure Letter, each of the Company and its Subsidiaries has substantially addressed any such deficiency, material weakness or fraud.

 

(iii)         Each of the principal executive officer and the principal financial officer of the Company (or each former principal executive officer and each former principal financial officer of the Company, as applicable) has made all certifications required by Rule 13a-14 or 15d-14 under the Exchange Act and Sections 302 and 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the rules and regulations of the SEC promulgated thereunder with respect to the Company Reports, and the statements contained in such certifications were true and correct on the date such certifications were made. For purposes of this Section 5.1(e)(iii) “principal executive officer” and “principal financial officer” shall have the meanings given to such terms in the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the rules and regulations of the SEC promulgated thereunder. Neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries has any outstanding “extensions of credit” or has arranged any outstanding “extensions of credit” to directors or executive officers in violation of Section 402 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the rules and regulations of the SEC promulgated thereunder.

 

(iv)        Except for matters resolved prior to the date hereof, since December 31, 2014, (i) none of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries nor, to the Company’s Knowledge, any of their respective directors, officers, employees, auditors, accountants or other Representatives has received or otherwise had or obtained knowledge of any material complaint, allegation, assertion or claim, whether written or oral, regarding the accounting or auditing practices, procedures, methodologies or methods of the Company, its Subsidiaries or their respective internal accounting controls, including any material complaint, allegation, assertion or claim that the Company or any of its Subsidiaries has engaged in questionable accounting or auditing practices and (ii) no attorney representing the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, whether or not employed by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, has reported evidence of a material violation of securities Laws, breach of fiduciary duty or similar violation by the Company, its Subsidiaries or any of their respective officers, directors, employees or agents to the board of directors of the Company or any committee thereof or to the chief executive officer or general counsel of the Company in accordance with Section 307 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the rules and regulations of the SEC promulgated thereunder.

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(v)         (A) Each of the consolidated balance sheets included in or incorporated by reference into the Company Reports (including the related notes and schedules) (x) complies as to form in all material respects, or, in the case of Company Reports filed after the date of this Agreement, will comply as to form in all material respects, with the published rules and regulations of the SEC (including all applicable accounting rules) and (y) fairly presents in all material respects, or, in the case of Company Reports filed after the date of this Agreement, will fairly present in all material respects, the consolidated financial position of the Company and its consolidated Subsidiaries as of its date and (B) each of the consolidated statements of operations, comprehensive loss, stockholders’ equity and cash flows included in or incorporated by reference into the Company Reports (including any related notes and schedules) (x) complies as to form in all material respects, or, in the case of Company Reports filed after the date of this Agreement, will comply as to form in all material respects, with the published rules and regulations of the SEC (including all applicable accounting rules) and (y) fairly presents in all material respects, or in the case of Company Reports filed after the date of this Agreement, will fairly present in all material respects, the results of operations, retained earnings (loss) and changes in financial position, as the case may be, of the Company and its consolidated Subsidiaries for the periods set forth therein (subject, in the case of unaudited statements, to notes and year-end or other audit adjustments), in each case in this clause (v) in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles applied on a consistent basis (“GAAP”), except as may be noted therein.

 

(f)      Absence of Certain Changes. Other than in connection with the transactions contemplated by this Agreement and as set forth in Section 5.1(f) of the Company Disclosure Letter x) since December 31, 2015 through the date of this Agreement, the Company and its Subsidiaries have conducted their respective businesses only in, and have not engaged in any material transaction other than according to, the ordinary and usual course of such businesses, (y) since December 31, 2015 there has not been any change in the financial condition, business, properties, assets, liabilities or results of operations of the Company and its Subsidiaries that, individually or in the aggregate, has had or would be reasonably likely to have a Company Material Adverse Effect or prevent, materially delay or materially impair the consummation of the Merger and the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement and (z) since December 31, 2015 through the date of this Agreement, none of the Company or its Subsidiaries have taken any action that, if taken after the date of this Agreement, would result in a breach of any of the covenants set forth in clauses (iii), (vii) or (xiv) of Section 6.1(a).

 

(g)      Litigation and Liabilities. (i) Other than as set forth on Section 5.1(g)(i) of the Company Disclosure Letter, (A) there are no material civil, criminal or administrative actions, suits, claims, hearings, arbitrations, investigations or other proceedings pending or, to the Knowledge of the Company, threatened against the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, or any of their respective properties and (B) neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries is a party to or subject to the provisions of any material judgment, order, writ, injunction, decree or award of any Governmental Entity specifically imposed upon the Company or any of its Subsidiaries.

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(ii)          Neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries has any liabilities or obligations of any nature (whether accrued, absolute, contingent or otherwise) required by GAAP to be set forth on a consolidated balance sheet of the Company and its Subsidiaries, other than liabilities and obligations (A) set forth in the Company’s consolidated balance sheet (and the notes thereto) as of December 31, 2015, (B) set forth on Section 5.1(g)(ii) of the Company Disclosure Letter, (C) incurred in the ordinary course of business consistent with past practice since December 31, 2015, (D) incurred in connection with this Agreement, (E) incurred in connection with the Settlement Agreement, or (F) that would not be, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably likely to have a Company Material Adverse Effect or prevent, materially delay or materially impair the consummation of the Merger and the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement.

 

The term “Knowledge” when used in this Agreement with respect to the Company shall mean the actual knowledge, after a reasonable investigation, of those Persons set forth in Section 5.1(g) of the Company Disclosure Letter, which for the avoidance of doubt, shall include such knowledge of such Persons with respect to the period during which the businesses, properties, assets and obligations currently held by the Company and its Subsidiaries were held by SunEdison and its Subsidiaries (other than the Company and its Subsidiaries).

 

(h)      Employee Benefits.

 

(i)  Section 5.1(h)(i) of the Company Disclosure Letter sets forth an accurate and complete list, as of the date of this Agreement, of each Company Plan. For purposes of this Agreement, “Company Plan” means any benefit or compensation plan, program, policy, practice, agreement, contract, arrangement or other obligation, whether or not in writing and whether or not funded, in each case, which is sponsored or maintained by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries or pursuant to which the Company or any of its Subsidiaries contributes, is required to contribute to or may have any liabilities. Company Plans include, but are not limited to, “employee benefit plans” within the meaning of Section 3(3) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended (“ERISA”, and such plans, “ERISA Plans”), employment, retirement, severance, termination or change in control agreements, deferred compensation, equity-based, incentive, bonus, supplemental retirement, profit sharing, insurance, medical, welfare, fringe or other benefits or remuneration of any kind.

 

(ii)          With respect to each Company Plan, the Company has made available to Sponsor, to the extent applicable, accurate and complete copies of (1) the Company Plan document, including any amendments thereto, (2) a written description of such Company Plan if such plan is not set forth in a written document, and (3) the most recently prepared actuarial report. Except as would not be, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably likely to have a Company Material Adverse Effect, each Company Plan (other than “multiemployer plans” within the meaning of Section 3(37) of ERISA (each, a “Multiemployer Plan”)) is in compliance with its terms and applicable Laws, including ERISA and the Code.

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(iii)         With respect to each ERISA Plan, the Company has made available to Sponsor, to the extent applicable, accurate and complete copies of (1) the most recent summary plan description together with any summaries of all material modifications thereto, and (2) the most recent Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) determination or opinion letter. Each ERISA Plan that is intended to be qualified under Section 401(a) of the Code has been determined by the IRS to be qualified under Section 401(a) of the Code, and to the Company’s Knowledge, nothing has occurred that would adversely affect the qualification or tax exemption of any such Company Plan. With respect to any ERISA Plan, neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries has engaged in a transaction in connection with which the Company or any of its Subsidiaries reasonably could be subject to either a civil penalty assessed pursuant to Section 409 or 502(i) of ERISA or a tax imposed pursuant to Section 4975 or 4976 of the Code in an amount that could be material.

 

(iv)        Except as would not be, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably likely to have a Company Material Adverse Effect, neither the Company nor any ERISA Affiliate has or is expected to incur any liability under Title IV of ERISA with respect to any ongoing, frozen or terminated “single-employer plan”, within the meaning of Section 4001(a)(15) of ERISA, currently or formerly maintained by the Company or any ERISA Affiliate. With respect to each Company Plan that is subject to the minimum funding requirements of Section 412 of the Code or Section 302 of ERISA, (1) no such plan is, or is expected to be, in “at-risk” status, (2) no unsatisfied liability (other than for premiums to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (“PBGC”)) under Title IV of ERISA has been or is expected to be incurred by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries and (3) the PBGC has not instituted proceedings to terminate any such Company Plan. For purposes of this Agreement, “ERISA Affiliate” means all employers (whether or not incorporated) that would be treated together with the Company or any of its Subsidiaries as a “single employer” within the meaning of Section 414 of the Code.

 

(v)         With respect to any Multiemployer Plan contributed to by the Company or any ERISA Affiliate, neither the Company nor any ERISA Affiliate has incurred any material withdrawal liability under Title IV of ERISA that remains unsatisfied or could reasonably be expected to incur any such liability.

 

(vi)        Except as set forth in Section 5.1(h)(vi) of the Company Disclosure Letter, neither the execution and delivery of this Agreement, stockholder or other approval of this Agreement nor the consummation of the Merger and the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement will, either alone or in combination with another event, (1) entitle any employee of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries to severance pay or any material increase in severance pay (other than severance pay required by any Law), (2) accelerate the time of payment or vesting, or materially increase the amount of compensation due to any such employee, (3) result in any payment that would be an “excess parachute payment” under Section 280G of the Code or (4) limit the ability of the Sponsor or any of its Subsidiaries to merge, amend or terminate any Company Plans. The Company and its Subsidiaries are not required to provide any gross-up, indemnification, reimbursement or other additional payment in respect of any Tax, interest or penalty related thereto.

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(vii)       All Company Plans that are maintained outside the jurisdiction of the United States or cover any employees or other service providers of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries who reside or work outside of the United States (each such plan, a “Non-U.S. Benefit Plan”) comply with applicable local Law and, to the extent intended to be funded and/or book-reserved, are funded and/or book reserved, as appropriate, based upon reasonable actuarial assumptions, except in each case as would not be likely to have a Company Material Adverse Effect. Except as would not be likely to have a Company Material Adverse Effect, each Non-U.S. Benefit Plan has assets or book reserves, as applicable (determined, in each case, in accordance with applicable funding standards, International Financial Reporting Standards or other applicable accounting principles) that are sufficient to provide for the payment of the relevant benefits.

 

(i)      Compliance with Laws; Licenses. The businesses of each of the Company and its Subsidiaries have not been since December 31, 2014, and are not being, conducted in violation of any federal, state, local or foreign law, statute or ordinance, common law, or any rule, regulation, standard, judgment, order, writ, injunction, decree, arbitration award, agency requirement, license or permit of any Governmental Entity (collectively, “Laws”), except for violations that, individually or in the aggregate, have not had and would not be reasonably likely to have a Company Material Adverse Effect or prevent, materially delay or materially impair the consummation of the Merger and the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement. Except as set forth on Section 5.1(i) of the Company Disclosure Letter, as of the date of this Agreement, no investigation by any Governmental Entity with respect to the Company or any of its Subsidiaries is pending or, to the Knowledge of the Company, threatened, nor has any Governmental Entity indicated an intention to conduct the same, except for such investigations or reviews the outcome of which would not be, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably likely to have a Company Material Adverse Effect or prevent, materially delay or materially impair the consummation of the Merger and the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement. The Company and each of its Subsidiaries has obtained and is in compliance with all permits, certifications, approvals, registrations, consents, authorizations, franchises, variances, exemptions and orders issued or granted by a Governmental Entity (“Licenses”) necessary to own, lease and operate their properties and assets (other than the Excluded Assets) and conduct their businesses as presently conducted, except those the absence of which would not be, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably likely to have a Company Material Adverse Effect. All Licenses of the Company and its Subsidiaries are in full force and effect, no default (with or without notice, lapse of time, or both) has occurred under any such License, and none of the Company or its Subsidiaries has received any written notice from any Governmental Entity threatening to suspend, revoke, withdraw, modify or decline to renew any such License, in each case, except as would not be, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably likely to have a Company Material Adverse Effect.

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(j)     Material Contracts and Government Contracts.

 

(i)  Section 5.1(j)(i) of the Company Disclosure Letter lists all written and, to the knowledge of the Company, all oral Contracts of the following types to which the Company or any of its Subsidiaries is a party or by which the Company or any of its Subsidiaries is bound, in each case as of the date of this Agreement, except for this Agreement and any Contracts filed as exhibits to or incorporated by reference into the Company Reports:

 

(A)     Any Contract that would be required to be filed by the Company as a “material contract” pursuant to Item 601(b)(10) of Regulation S K under the Securities Act;

 

(B)     Any Contract containing covenants binding upon the Company or its Subsidiaries that materially restrict, or purport to materially restrict, the ability of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries (or which, following the consummation of the Merger, would materially restrict, or purport to materially restrict, the ability of the Surviving Corporation or its Affiliates) to compete in any business or geographic area or which grant “most favored nation” or similar status that, following the Merger, would apply to Sponsor and its Affiliates (provided that the Company shall only be required to list in Section 5.1(j)(i) of the Company Disclosure Letter any such Contracts that are binding upon the Company or any of its Material Subsidiaries);

 

(C)     Any Contract with any third party which provides operating and maintenance, asset management or other similar project-level services to the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, that involved payments by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries during either of the years ended December 31, 2015 or December 31, 2016 in excess of $500,000 in the aggregate or that is expected to do so during the year ending December 31, 2017 (provided that the Company shall only be required to list in Section 5.1(j)(i) of the Company Disclosure Letter any such Contracts that relate to services provided to the Company or any of its Material Subsidiaries);

 

(D)     Any Contract with any third party which provides for the purchase of energy, capacity or ancillary services from the Company or any of its Subsidiaries and that (1) generated revenues from such third party in excess of $2,000,000 in the aggregate for the Company or any of its Subsidiaries during the year ended December 31, 2016 or that is expected to do so during the year ending December 31, 2017 or (2) is expected to generate revenues from such third party in excess of $10,000,000 in the aggregate for the Company or any of its Subsidiaries over the term of such Contract (provided that the Company shall only be required to list in Section 5.1(j)(i) of the Company Disclosure Letter any such Contracts that relate to purchases from the Company or any of its Material Economic Subsidiaries);

 

(E)     Any Contract providing for indemnification by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries of any Person, except for Contracts entered into in the ordinary course of business and Contracts otherwise listed in Sections 5.1(j)(i)(A) through (D) or (F) through (M) of the Company Disclosure Letter;

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(F)     Any Contract between the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, on the one hand, and any director or officer of the Company or any Person beneficially owning five percent or more of the outstanding Shares, on the other hand;

 

(G)     Any Contract that is a stockholder or investor rights, registration rights or similar agreement;

 

(H)     Any Contract evidencing indebtedness for borrowed money of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, in each case in excess of $10,000,000 (provided that, in the case of any such indebtedness that is cross-guaranteed or cross-collateralized, including in respect of any distributed generation portfolios, the amount of such indebtedness shall be determined on an aggregate basis), to any third party or any guarantee by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries of any such indebtedness of a third party;

 

(I)     Any Contract that is a joint venture agreement, joint operating agreement, partnership agreement or other similar Contract involving a sharing of profits and expenses, except for Contracts otherwise listed in Sections 5.1(j)(i)(A) through (H) or (J) through (M) of the Company Disclosure Letter (provided that the Company shall only be required to list in Section 5.1(j)(i) of the Company Disclosure Letter any such Contracts that are binding upon the Company or any of its Material Subsidiaries);

 

(J)     Any Contract that (1) contains a put, call or similar right pursuant to which the Company or any of its Subsidiaries could be required to purchase or sell, as applicable, any equity interests of any Person or assets or (2) grants any rights of first refusal or option to purchase or otherwise acquire any interest in any of the properties or assets owned by the Company or its Subsidiaries, in each case that have a fair market value or purchase price of more than $5,000,000 (provided that the Company shall only be required to list in Section 5.1(j)(i) of the Company Disclosure Letter any such Contracts that are binding upon or relate to the properties or assets of the Company or any of its Material Subsidiaries);

 

(K)     Any Contract that by its terms calls for aggregate payments (which, for the avoidance of doubt, shall not include any advisory or similar engagements) by or to the Company or any of its Subsidiaries in excess of $5,000,000 in the aggregate over the term of such Contract, except for Contracts otherwise listed in Sections 5.1(j)(i)(A) through (J) or (L) through (M) of the Company Disclosure Letter (provided that the Company shall only be required to list in Section 5.1(j)(i) of the Company Disclosure Letter any such Contracts that call for payments by the Company or any of its Material Subsidiaries);

 

(L)     Any Contract that relates to the acquisition (whether by merger, consolidation, acquisition of stock or otherwise) of any equity interest in any Person or a material portion of the assets of any Person, in each case that has not yet been consummated or that has continuing material obligations;

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(M)     Any Contract that grants a material Lien on assets of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, except for Contracts otherwise listed in Sections 5.1(j)(i)(A) through (L) of the Company Disclosure Letter (provided that the Company shall only be required to list in Section 5.1(j)(i) of the Company Disclosure Letter any such Contracts that grant a material Lien on assets of the Company or any of its Material Subsidiaries).

 

Each such Contract described in clauses (A) through (M), whether entered into before or after the date of this Agreement, and whether written or oral, is referred to herein as a “Material Contract”.

 

(ii)          Except for expirations or terminations in the ordinary course of business in accordance with the terms of such Material Contracts, each of the Material Contracts is valid and binding on the Company or its Subsidiaries, as the case may be and, to the Knowledge of the Company, each other party thereto, and is in full force and effect and enforceable in accordance with its terms, except for such failures to be valid and binding or to be in full force and effect and enforceable as would not be, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably likely to have a Company Material Adverse Effect. There is no default under any such Material Contracts by the Company or its Subsidiaries or, to the Knowledge of the Company, any other party thereto, and no event has occurred that with the lapse of time or the giving of notice or both would constitute a default thereunder by the Company or its Subsidiaries or, to the Knowledge of the Company, any other party thereto, in each case except as would not be, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably likely to have a Company Material Adverse Effect.

 

(iii)         The representations and warranties set forth in this Section 5.1(j) shall not apply with respect to the Excluded Assets.

 

(k)      Real Property.

 

(i)  With respect to the real property owned by the Company or its Subsidiaries (the “Owned Real Property”), (A) the Company or one of its Subsidiaries, as applicable, has good and marketable title to the Owned Real Property, free and clear of any material Encumbrances, and (B) there are no outstanding material options or material rights of first refusal to purchase the Owned Real Property, or any portion of the Owned Real Property or interest therein.

 

(ii)          With respect to the real property leased or subleased to the Company or its Subsidiaries (the “Leased Real Property”), the lease or sublease for such property is valid, legally binding, enforceable and in full force and effect, and none of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries is in breach of or default under such lease or sublease, and no event has occurred which, with notice, lapse of time or both, would constitute a breach or default by any of the Company or its Subsidiaries or permit termination, modification or acceleration by any third party thereunder, except in each case, for such invalidity, failure to be binding, unenforceability, ineffectiveness, breach, default, termination, modification, acceleration or repudiation that would not be, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably likely to have a Company Material Adverse Effect. Section 5.1(k)(ii) of the Company Disclosure Letter contains a true and complete list of all Leased Real Property as of the date of this Agreement, except for any Leased Real Property used in connection with, or incidental to, the generation or transmission of electric power, or the operation or maintenance of any facilities related thereto.

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(iii)        Except as would not be reasonably expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Company Material Adverse Effect, the Company and its Subsidiaries have a valid and enforceable right to use any real property that is used in the business but is not Owned Real Property or Leased Real Property.

 

(iv)        For purposes of this Section 5.1(k) only, “Encumbrance” means any mortgage, lien, pledge, charge, security interest, easement, covenant, or other restriction or title matter or encumbrance of any kind in respect of an asset but specifically excludes (a) specified encumbrances described in Section 5.1(k)(iv) of the Company Disclosure Letter; (b) encumbrances for current Taxes or other governmental charges not yet due and payable for which adequate accruals or reserves have been established; (c) mechanics’, carriers’, workmen’s, repairmen’s or other like encumbrances arising or incurred in the ordinary course of business consistent with past practice relating to obligations as to which there is no default on the part of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, or the validity or amount of which is being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings and for which adequate accruals or reserves have been established; (d) encumbrances granted in connection with “Non-recourse Long-term Debt” as described in the Company Reports; and (e) other encumbrances that do not, individually or in the aggregate, materially impair the continued use, operation, value or marketability of the specific parcel of Owned Real Property or Leased Real Property to which they relate or the conduct of the business of the Company and its Subsidiaries as presently conducted.

 

(v)          The representations and warranties set forth in this Section 5.1(k) shall not apply with respect to the Excluded Assets.

 

(l)     Takeover Statutes. No “fair price,” “moratorium,” “control share acquisition” or other similar anti-takeover statute or regulation (each, a “Takeover Statute”) or any anti-takeover provision in the Company’s certificate of incorporation or by-laws is applicable to the Company, the Shares, the Merger or the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement. The Company has taken all actions necessary (i) to render the SPRA inapplicable to the approval, execution or delivery of this Agreement or the consummation of the Merger or the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement and (ii) to cause the SPRA to terminate effective immediately as of the Effective Time.

 

(m)     Environmental Matters. Except as disclosed in Section 5.1(m) of the Company Disclosure Letter:

 

(i)  the Company and its Subsidiaries are, and since the formation of the Company have been, in compliance with all Environmental Laws applicable to the ownership or operation of its business except for such noncompliance as would not be, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably likely to have a Company Material Adverse Effect;

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(ii)          the Company and its Subsidiaries possess, and are, and since the formation of the Company have been, in compliance with, all permits, licenses, registrations, identification numbers, authorizations and approvals (each an “Environmental Permit”) required under applicable Environmental Laws for the ownership or operation of their businesses as conducted at the relevant time, and all such Environmental Permits are valid and in good standing and no action is pending or, to the Knowledge of the Company, threatened to revoke, suspend or modify any such Environmental Permit, in each case other than as would not be, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably likely to have a Company Material Adverse Effect;

 

(iii)         neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries has received any written claim, notice of violation, citation or government inquiry concerning any violation or alleged violation of any applicable Environmental Law or Environmental Permit during the past three years or that otherwise remains unresolved, except for matters that would not be, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably likely to have a Company Material Adverse Effect;

 

(iv)         there are no writs, injunctions, decrees, orders or judgments outstanding, or any actions, suits or proceedings pending or, to the Knowledge of the Company, threatened, concerning compliance by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries with any Environmental Law or Environmental Permit except for matters that would not be, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably likely to have a Company Material Adverse Effect; and

 

(v)         to the Knowledge of the Company, there has been no Release of, or exposure to, any Hazardous Substance in violation of or that would reasonably be expected to give rise to liability of or a claim (including any toxic tort claim) against the Company or any of its Subsidiaries under any Environmental Law or Environmental Permit, other than as would not be, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably likely to have a Company Material Adverse Effect.

 

As used in this Agreement, (i) “Environmental Law” means any applicable law, regulation, code, rule, directive, binding decision, order, judgment, decree or injunction issued by any Governmental Entity concerning (a) the protection of the environment (including air, water, soil, natural resources and endangered or protected species) or, as it relates to exposure to hazardous or toxic materials, human health and safety or (b) the use, storage, handling, Release or disposal of Hazardous Substances, in each case as presently in effect; (ii) “Hazardous Substance” means any substance, material or waste presently listed, defined, designated or classified as hazardous, toxic or radioactive or words of similar import under any Environmental Law; and (iii) “Release” means any actual or threatened release, spill, emission, leaking, dumping, injection, pouring, deposit, disposal, discharge, dispersal, leaching or migration into or through the environment.

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(n)     Taxes. The Company and its Subsidiaries (a) have prepared in good faith and duly and timely filed (taking into account any extension of time within which to file) all Tax Returns (as defined below) required to be filed by any of them and all such filed Tax Returns are complete and accurate in all material respects; (b) have paid all material Taxes (as defined below) required to be paid by any of them, whether or not shown as due on such filed Tax Returns, including any material Taxes that the Company or any of its Subsidiaries are obligated to withhold from amounts owing to any employee, creditor or third party, other than any Taxes being contested in good faith and for which adequate reserves have been established in accordance with GAAP; and (c) have not waived any statute of limitations with respect to Taxes or agreed to any extension of time with respect to a Tax assessment or deficiency. As of the date of this Agreement, there are not pending or, to the Knowledge of the Company, threatened in writing, any audits, examinations, investigations or other proceedings in respect of Taxes or Tax matters. As of the date of this Agreement, there are not, to the Knowledge of the Company, any unresolved questions or claims concerning a material Tax liability of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries (other than those specifically disclosed in the Company Reports). Neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries is a party to or is bound by any Tax sharing, allocation or indemnification agreement or arrangement (other than any agreements or arrangements (i) exclusively between or among the Company and TERP LLC or any wholly-owned Subsidiaries of TERP LLC (together with TERP LLC, the “Wholly-owned Company Subsidiaries”) or (ii) with third parties made in the ordinary course of business, the primary subject matter of which is not Taxes). Neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries (i) has been a member of a U.S. affiliated, consolidated, combined or unitary group other than one of which the Company (or, prior to July 23, 2014, SunEdison) was the common parent or (ii) to the Knowledge of the Company, has any liability for the Taxes of any Person (other than the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, and other than SunEdison with respect to any U.S. consolidated return year of SunEdison ending on or prior to December 31, 2014) under U.S. Treasury Regulation Section 1.1502-6 (or any similar provision of state, local or foreign Tax law), as a transferee or successor, by contract or otherwise. No written claim has been made in the past three years by a taxing authority in a jurisdiction where the Company or any of its Subsidiaries does not file Tax Returns that any of them is or may be subject to Tax by such jurisdiction. Within the past two years, neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries has been a “distributing corporation” or a “controlled corporation” within the meaning of Section 355(a)(1)(A) of the Code in a distribution intended to qualify for tax-free treatment under Section 355 of the Code. Neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries has been a party to a transaction that constitutes a “listed transaction” for purposes of Section 6011 of the Code and applicable U.S. Treasury Regulations thereunder (or any similar provision of state, local or foreign Tax law). TERP LLC has made a valid election under Section 754 of the Code and any similar election under any provision of any other Tax law, and such elections will remain in effect through the Effective Time. Except as provided in Section 5.1(n) of the Company Disclosure Letter, each Subsidiary of the Company is either (i) a partnership or (ii) an entity disregarded as separate from its owner, in each case for U.S. federal income tax purposes. The Exchange, taken together with all other sales or exchanges of membership interests in TERP LLC during the 12-month period immediately preceding the Exchange, will not constitute a sale or exchange of fifty percent (50%) or more of the total interest in TERP LLC’s capital and profits.

 

As used in this Agreement, (i) the term “Tax” (and, with correlative meaning, the term “Taxes”) means any federal, state, local and foreign income, profits, franchise, gross receipts, environmental, customs duty, capital stock, severances, stamp, payroll, sales, employment, unemployment, disability, use, property, withholding, excise, production, value added, occupancy and other tax, duty or assessment of any nature whatsoever, together with all interest, penalties and additions imposed with respect to such amounts and any interest in respect of such penalties and additions, and (ii) the term “Tax Return” (and, with correlative meaning, the term “Tax Returns”) means any return or report (including elections, declarations, disclosures, schedules, estimates and information returns) required to be supplied to a Tax authority relating to Taxes.

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(o)     Labor Matters.

 

(i)  Neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries is a party to or otherwise bound by any collective bargaining agreement or other Contract with a labor union or labor organization.

 

(ii)          As of the date hereof, except as would not be, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably likely to have a Company Material Adverse Effect, there is no pending or, to the Company’s Knowledge, threatened strike, lockout, slowdown or work stoppage.

 

(iii)         Section 5.1(o)(iii) of the Company Disclosure Letter sets forth as of the date of this Agreement a correct and complete list of the names, functions and titles of each individual who is employed by the Company as of the date of this Agreement.

 

(iv)         The Company and its Subsidiaries are in compliance in all material respects with all applicable Laws relating to employment and employment practices, including Laws relating to terms and conditions of employment, social security governmental pension plans and the proper classification of service providers.

 

(p)     Intellectual Property. Except as has not had, and would not be, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably likely to have a Company Material Adverse Effect, either the Company or a Subsidiary of the Company owns, or is licensed or otherwise possesses legally enforceable rights to use, all material trademarks, trade names, service marks, service names, mark registrations, logos, assumed names, registered and unregistered copyrights, patents or patent applications (collectively, the “Intellectual Property”) used in their respective businesses as currently conducted. Except as would not be, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably likely to have a Company Material Adverse Effect, (a) there are no pending or, to the Knowledge of the Company, threatened claims by any person alleging infringement by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries for their use of the Intellectual Property of such person, (b) to the Knowledge of the Company, the conduct of the business of the Company and its Subsidiaries does not infringe any Intellectual Property of any person, (c) neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries has any claim pending of a violation or infringement by others of its rights in or to the Intellectual Property owned by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries and (d) to the Knowledge of the Company, no person is infringing any Intellectual Property owned by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries. The Company and its Subsidiaries have taken commercially reasonable precautions to protect the secrecy and confidentiality of the trade secrets and other confidential information owned by the Company and its Subsidiaries, except where the failure to take reasonable precautions has not had, and would not be, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably likely to have a Company Material Adverse Effect. The representations and warranties set forth in this Section 5.1(p) shall not apply with respect to the Excluded Assets.

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(q)           Insurance. All material insurance policies maintained by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries (“Insurance Policies”) are with reputable insurance carriers and provide coverage for all normal risks incident to the business of the Company and its Subsidiaries and their respective properties and assets in such amounts and with such deductibles, as are commercially reasonable. Each Insurance Policy is in full force and effect and all premiums due with respect to all Insurance Policies have been paid, with such exceptions that would not be, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably likely to have a Company Material Adverse Effect. Neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries has received, as of the date of this Agreement, written notice of any pending or threatened cancellation with respect to any Insurance Policy. The Company and each of its Subsidiaries is in compliance with all conditions contained in the Insurance Policies, except where the failure to so comply would not be, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably likely to have a Company Material Adverse Effect. The representations and warranties set forth in this Section 5.1(q) shall not apply with respect to the Excluded Assets.

 

(r)            Brokers, Finders and Other Advisors. Other than with respect to (i) Alix Partners LLP, Centerview Partners and Morgan Stanley, which the Company has employed as financial advisors and (ii) the legal advisors set forth on Section 5.1(r) of the Company Disclosure Letter, neither the Company nor any of its officers, directors or employees has employed any broker, finder or other advisor or incurred any liability for any brokerage fees, commissions or finders’ fees or other transaction advisory fees in connection with the Merger or the other transactions contemplated in this Agreement. The Company has made available to Sponsor true and complete copies of all agreements (including any amendments, waivers or other changes thereto) between the Company (or any of its Subsidiaries) and each of Alix Partners LLP, Centerview Partners, Morgan Stanley and the legal advisors set forth on Section 5.1(r) of the Company Disclosure Letter pursuant to which any such firm would be entitled to any payment relating to the Merger or the other transactions contemplated in this Agreement.

 

(s)           Anti-Corruption.

 

(i)  None of (A) the Company and its Subsidiaries, or, to the Knowledge of the Company, any of their respective officers, directors, employees or agents has, since the formation of the Company, or (B) to the knowledge of the Company, has SunEdison or its agents or Affiliates (solely with respect to the Company, its Subsidiaries or any of their businesses, properties, assets or obligations), in the past five (5) years, taken any action in violation of any applicable Anti-Corruption Laws or Trade Controls Laws.

 

(ii)             None of (A) the Company and its Subsidiaries, or, to the Knowledge of the Company, any of their respective officers, directors, employees or agents has, since the formation of the Company, or (B) to the knowledge of the Company, has SunEdison or its agents or Affiliates (solely with respect to the Company, its Subsidiaries or any of their businesses, properties, assets or obligations), in the past five (5) years, directly or indirectly, made or authorized any offer, gift, payment or promise of, any money or anything else of value, or provided any benefit to any Government Official for the purposes of (i) influencing any act or decision of such Government Official in his official capacity; (ii) inducing such Government Official to do or omit to do any act in violation of the lawful duty of such Government Official; (iii) securing any improper advantage; or (iv) inducing such Government Official to use his or her influence with another Government Official, in order to obtain or retain business or direct any business to the Company or its Subsidiaries.

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(iii)            The Company and its Subsidiaries have instituted, maintained and enforced policies and procedures designed to promote and ensure compliance with all applicable Anti-Corruption Laws, including the FCPA and the Bribery Act.

 

As used in this Agreement, (i) “Anti-Corruption Laws” means the FCPA; the Bribery Act; the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions and related implementing legislation; and any anti-bribery or anti-corruption related provisions in criminal and anti-competition laws and/or anti-bribery, anti-corruption and/or anti-money laundering laws of any jurisdiction in which the Company or any of its Subsidiaries operates; (ii) “Bribery Act” means the United Kingdom Bribery Act 2010; (iii) “FCPA” means the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (15 U.S.C. § 78 dd-1 et seq.); (iv) “Government Official” means (a) any official, officer, employee, or representative of, or any Person acting in an official capacity for or on behalf of, any Governmental Entity, (b) any political party or party official or candidate for political office or (c) any company, business, enterprise or other entity owned, in whole or in part, or controlled by any Person described in the foregoing clause (a) or (b) of this definition; and (v) “Trade Controls Laws” means any applicable statutes, rules, regulations, orders, ordinances, codes, directives or other laws administered by an agency of the U.S. government, or by a non-U.S. government (except to the extent inconsistent with U.S. law), related to export controls and economic sanctions, including the Export Administration Act of 1979, as amended (50 U.S.C. App. §§ 2401-2420); the Export Administration Regulations (15 C.F.R. Part 730 et seq.); the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. §§ 1701-1707); regulations and restrictions administered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (31 C.F.R. Part 500 et seq.); Executive Orders of the President of the United States regarding restrictions on trade with designated countries and persons; and applicable laws governing imports and customs, including the U.S. customs regulations at 19 C.F.R. Chapter 1.

 

(t)           Non-Reliance on Sponsor Estimates, Projections, Forecasts, Forward-Looking Statements and Business Plans. In connection with the due diligence investigation of Sponsor by the Company, the Company has received and may continue to receive from Sponsor certain estimates, projections, forecasts and other forward-looking information, regarding Sponsor and its Affiliates and their respective businesses and operations. The Company hereby acknowledges (i) that there are uncertainties inherent in attempting to make such estimates, projections, forecasts and other forward-looking statements, with which the Company is familiar, (ii) that the Company is taking full responsibility for making its own evaluation of the adequacy and accuracy of, and shall not be entitled to rely upon, any estimates, projections, forecasts and other forward-looking information so furnished to it (including the reasonableness of the assumptions underlying such estimates, projections, forecasts or forward-looking information), and (iii) that the Company will have no claim against Sponsor or any of its Affiliates, or any of their respective stockholders, directors, officers, employees, Affiliates, advisors, agents or representatives, or any other Person, with respect thereto. Accordingly, the Company hereby acknowledges that neither Sponsor nor any of its Affiliates, nor any of their respective stockholders, directors, officers, employees, Affiliates, advisors, agents or representatives, nor any other Person, has made or is making any representation or warranty with respect to such estimates, projections, forecasts, forward-looking statements, business plans or cost-related plans (including the reasonableness of the assumptions underlying such estimates, projections, forecasts, forward-looking statements, business plans or cost-related plans).

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(u)          No Other Representations and Warranties. Except for the representations and warranties set forth in this Article V, neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries, nor any of their respective Affiliates, shareholders, directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives or advisors, nor any other Person, has made or is making any express or implied representation or warranty with respect to the Company or any of its Subsidiaries or their respective business or operations.

 

Section 5.2      Representations and Warranties of Sponsor and Merger Sub. Each of Sponsor and Merger Sub hereby represents and warrants to the Company that:

 

(a)          Organization, Good Standing and Qualification. Each of Sponsor, Merger Sub and Sponsor Parent (i) is a legal entity duly organized, validly existing and in good standing under the Laws of its respective jurisdiction of organization, (ii) has all requisite corporate or similar power and authority to own, lease and operate its properties and assets and to carry on its business as presently conducted and (iii) is duly qualified to do business and is in good standing as a foreign corporation in each jurisdiction where the ownership, leasing or operation of its assets or properties or conduct of its business requires such qualification, except where the failure to be so organized, qualified or in such good standing, or to have such power or authority, would not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to (x) prevent, materially delay or materially impair the ability of Sponsor and Merger Sub to consummate the Merger and the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement or (y) prevent, materially delay or materially impair the ability of Sponsor Parent and its Affiliates to enter into and perform their obligations under the Ancillary Agreements.

 

(b)          Corporate Authority. No vote of holders of capital stock of Sponsor or Sponsor Parent is necessary to approve this Agreement and the Merger, the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement and the Ancillary Agreements. Each of Sponsor and Merger Sub has all requisite corporate power and authority and has taken all corporate action necessary in order to execute, deliver and perform its obligations under this Agreement, subject only to the adoption of this Agreement by Sponsor as the sole stockholder of Merger Sub, which will occur immediately following the execution of this Agreement, and to consummate the Merger. This Agreement has been duly executed and delivered by each of Sponsor and Merger Sub and, assuming the due authorization, execution and delivery by the Company, constitutes a legal, valid and binding agreement of Sponsor and Merger Sub, enforceable against each of Sponsor and Merger Sub in accordance with its terms, subject to the Bankruptcy and Equity Exception.

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(c)          Governmental Filings and Approvals; No Violations; Etc.

 

(i)  Other than the filings, approvals and/or notices pursuant to Section 1.3, under the Exchange Act or any applicable foreign or state securities or blue sky laws or disclosed in Section 7.1(b) of the Company Disclosure Letter, no notices, reports or other filings are required to be made by Sponsor or Merger Sub with, nor are any consents, registrations, approvals, permits or authorizations required to be obtained by Sponsor Parent, Sponsor or Merger Sub from, any Governmental Entity in connection with the execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement by Sponsor and Merger Sub and the consummation by Sponsor and Merger Sub of the Merger and the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement and the entry into and performance of the Ancillary Agreements by the Sponsor Parent and its Affiliates, except those the failure to make or obtain of which would not be reasonably likely, individually or in the aggregate, to (x) prevent, materially delay or materially impair the ability of Sponsor and Merger Sub to consummate the Merger and the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement, (y) upon consummation of the Merger, have a material adverse effect on the financial condition, business or results of operations of the Surviving Corporation and its Subsidiaries, or (z) prevent, materially delay or materially impair the ability of Sponsor Parent and its Affiliates to enter into and perform their obligations under the Ancillary Agreements.

 

(ii)             The (A) execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement by Sponsor and Merger Sub do not, and the consummation by Sponsor and Merger Sub of the Merger and the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement will not, and (B) execution, delivery and performance of the Ancillary Agreements by Sponsor Parent and its Affiliates party thereto and the consummation by Sponsor Parent and its Affiliates of the transactions contemplated thereby will not, in each of cases (A) and (B), constitute or result in (1) a breach or violation of, or a default under, the certificate of incorporation or by-laws or comparable governing documents of Sponsor Parent, Sponsor or Merger Sub (2) with or without notice, lapse of time or both, a breach or violation of, a termination (or right of termination) or a default or loss of a benefit under, the creation or acceleration of any obligations under or the creation of a Lien on any of the assets of Sponsor Parent, Sponsor or any of their respective Subsidiaries pursuant to any Contracts binding upon Sponsor Parent, Sponsor, Merger Sub or any of their respective Subsidiaries, (3) assuming compliance with the matters referred to in Section 5.2(c)(i), a violation of any Law to which Sponsor Parent, Sponsor or any of their respective Subsidiaries or any of their respective properties or assets is subject except, in the case of clause (2) or (3) above, for any breach, violation, termination, default, loss, creation, acceleration or change that would not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to (x) prevent, materially delay or materially impair the ability of Sponsor and Merger Sub to consummate the Merger and the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement, (y) upon consummation of the Merger, have a material adverse effect on the financial condition, business or results of operations of the Surviving Corporation and its Subsidiaries, or (z) prevent, materially delay or materially impair the ability of Sponsor Parent and its Affiliates to enter into and perform their obligations under the Ancillary Agreements.

 

(d)          Sponsor Reports; Financial Statements.

 

(i)  Sponsor Parent has filed or furnished, as applicable, all material reports, schedules, forms, statements and other documents with Canadian securities administrators or the SEC required to be filed by the Sponsor pursuant to Canadian securities laws, the Securities Act, the Exchange Act and all other U.S. state and federal securities since December 31, 2016 (the forms, statements, certifications, reports and documents filed or furnished since December 31, 2016 and those filed or furnished subsequent to the date of this Agreement, including any amendments thereto, the “Sponsor Reports”).

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(ii)             Each of the consolidated balance sheets included in or incorporated by reference into the Sponsor Reports (including the related notes and schedules) fairly presents in all material respects, or, in the case of Sponsor Reports filed after the date of this Agreement, will fairly present in all material respects, the consolidated financial position of the Sponsor and its consolidated Subsidiaries as of its date and each of the consolidated statements of operations, comprehensive loss, stockholders’ equity and cash flows included in or incorporated by reference into the Sponsor Reports (including any related notes and schedules) fairly presents in all material respects, or in the case of Sponsor Reports filed after the date of this Agreement, will fairly present in all material respects, the results of operations, retained earnings (loss) and changes in financial position, as the case may be, of the Sponsor and its consolidated Subsidiaries for the periods set forth therein (subject, in the case of unaudited statements, to notes and year-end or other audit adjustments), in each case in accordance with in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”), except as may be noted therein.

 

(e)          Litigation.

 

(i)  As of the date of this Agreement, there are no material civil, criminal or administrative actions, suits, claims, hearings, investigations or proceedings pending or, to Sponsor’s Knowledge, threatened against Sponsor Parent, Sponsor or any of their respective Subsidiaries that seek to enjoin, or would reasonably be expected to have the effect of preventing, making illegal, or otherwise interfering with, any of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement, except as would not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to (x) prevent, materially delay or materially impair the ability of Sponsor and Merger Sub to consummate the Merger and the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement, (y) upon consummation of the Merger, have a material adverse effect on the financial condition, business or results of operations of the Surviving Corporation and its Subsidiaries, or (z) prevent, materially delay or materially impair the ability of Sponsor Parent and its Affiliates to enter into and perform their obligations under the Ancillary Agreements.

 

(ii)             To Sponsor’s Knowledge, neither Sponsor Parent nor any of its Subsidiaries has any liabilities or obligations of any nature (whether accrued, absolute, contingent or otherwise) required by IFRS to be set forth on a consolidated balance sheet of Sponsor Parent and its Subsidiaries, other than liabilities and obligations (A) set forth in Sponsor Parent’s consolidated balance sheet (and the notes thereto) as of December 31, 2016, (B) incurred in the ordinary course of business since December 31, 2016, (C) incurred in connection with the Merger or any other transactions contemplated by this Agreement, or (D) that would not be, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably likely to (x) prevent, materially delay or materially impair the ability of Sponsor and Merger Sub to consummate the Merger and the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement, (y) upon consummation of the Merger, have a material adverse effect on the financial condition, business or results of operations of the Surviving Corporation and its Subsidiaries, or (z) prevent, materially delay or materially impair the ability of Sponsor Parent and its Affiliates to enter into and perform their obligations under the Ancillary Agreements.

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The term “Sponsor’s Knowledge” when used in this Agreement shall mean the actual knowledge, after a reasonable investigation, of the officers of Sponsor.

 

(f)           Compliance with Laws; Licenses. The businesses of each of the Sponsor Parent, Sponsor and their respective Subsidiaries have not been since December 31, 2014, and are not being, conducted in violation of any applicable Laws except for violations that, individually or in the aggregate, have not had and would not be reasonably likely to (x) prevent, materially delay or materially impair the ability of Sponsor and Merger Sub to consummate the Merger and the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement, (y) upon consummation of the Merger, a material adverse effect on the financial condition, business or results of operations of the Surviving Corporation and its Subsidiaries, or (z) prevent, materially delay or materially impair the ability of Sponsor Parent and its Affiliates to enter into and perform their obligations under the Ancillary Agreements. As of the date of this Agreement, no investigation by any Governmental Entity with respect to the Sponsor Parent, Sponsor or any of their respective Subsidiaries is pending or, to Sponsor’s Knowledge, threatened nor has any Governmental Entity indicated an intention to conduct the same, except for such investigations or reviews the outcome of which would not be, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably likely to (x) prevent, materially delay or materially impair the ability of Sponsor and Merger Sub to consummate the Merger and the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement, (y) upon consummation of the Merger, have a material adverse effect on the financial condition, business or results of operations of the Surviving Corporation and its Subsidiaries, or (z) prevent, materially delay or materially impair the ability of Sponsor Parent and its Affiliates to enter into and perform their obligations under the Ancillary Agreements. The Sponsor Parent, Sponsor and each of their respective Subsidiaries has obtained and is in compliance with all Licenses necessary to conduct its business as presently conducted, except those the absence of which would not be, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably likely to (x) prevent, materially delay or materially impair the ability of Sponsor and Merger Sub to consummate the Merger and the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement, (y) upon consummation of the Merger, have a material adverse effect on the financial condition, business or results of operations of the Surviving Corporation and its Subsidiaries, or (z) prevent, materially delay or materially impair the ability of Sponsor Parent and its Affiliates to enter into and perform their obligations under the Ancillary Agreements. All such Licenses of the Sponsor Parent, Sponsor and their respective Subsidiaries are in full force and effect, no default (with or without notice, lapse of time, or both) has occurred under any such License, and none of the Sponsor Parent and its subsidiaries has received any written notice from any Governmental Entity threatening to suspend, revoke, withdraw, modify or decline to renew any such License, in each case, except as would not be, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably likely to (x) prevent, materially delay or materially impair the ability of Sponsor and Merger Sub to consummate the Merger and the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement or (y) prevent, materially delay or materially impair the ability of Sponsor Parent and its Affiliates to enter into and perform their obligations under the Ancillary Agreements.

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(g)          Material Contracts and Government Contracts.

 

(i)  Except for this Agreement, the Voting and Support Agreement, the Ancillary Agreements and any Contracts relating to the Debt Financing, any material agreements, leases, licenses, contracts, notes, mortgages, indentures, arrangements or other obligations not otherwise terminable on 90 days’ or less notice (the “Sponsor Contracts”) filed as exhibits to or incorporated by reference into the Sponsor Reports, as of the date of this Agreement, none of Sponsor Parent or its Subsidiaries is a party to or bound by any Sponsor Contracts that:

 

(A)         evidence indebtedness for borrowed money of Sponsor, the Merger Sub, Sponsor Parent or any of its Subsidiaries party to an Ancillary Agreement, in each case in excess of $10,000,000, to any third party or any guarantee by Sponsor Parent or any of its Subsidiaries of any such indebtedness of a third party that would, following the consummation of the Merger, cause the Surviving Corporation or any of its Subsidiaries to issue a guarantee in connection with such indebtedness or impose a material Lien on the Surviving Corporation or any of its Subsidiaries; or

 

(B)          would be reasonably likely to materially impair the ability of Sponsor, Sponsor Parent or any of its Subsidiaries to perform its obligations under any Ancillary Agreement to which it is a party.

 

(h)          Absence of Certain Changes. Other than in connection with the transactions contemplated by this Agreement, since December 31, 2016 there has not been any change in the financial condition, business or results of operations of Sponsor Parent and its Subsidiaries that, individually or in the aggregate, would be reasonably likely to (x) prevent, materially delay or materially impair the ability of Sponsor and Merger Sub to consummate the Merger and the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement or (y) prevent, materially delay or materially impair the ability of Sponsor Parent and its Affiliates to enter into and perform their obligations under the Ancillary Agreements.

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(i)            Taxes.

 

(i)  Neither the Surviving Corporation nor Sponsor IDR Holder is a Disqualified Person. As used herein, “Disqualified Person” means (a) any federal, state or local government or any possession of the United States (including any political subdivision, agency or instrumentality thereof), (b) any Indian tribal government described in Section 7701(a)(40) of the Code, (c) any organization described in Section 501(c) of the Code and exempt from tax under Section 501(a) of the Code, (d) any entity referred to in Section 54(j)(4) of the Code, (e) any Person described in Section 50(d)(1) of the Code, (f) any Person described in Treasury Regulations Section 1.48-4(a)(1)(v), (g) any “foreign person or entity” as that term is defined in Section 168(h)(2)(C) of the Code (other than a foreign partnership or foreign pass-through entity), unless (with respect to every property owned by the Company and each partnership or pass-through entity in which the Company has a direct or indirect beneficial interest) such Person is a foreign person or entity that is subject to U.S. federal tax on more than fifty percent (50%) of the gross income for each taxable year derived by such Person from the use of such property and thus qualifies for the exception of Section 168(h)(2)(B) of the Code, (h) any organization which is exempt from tax imposed by the Code (including any former tax-exempt organization within the meaning of Section 168(h)(2)(E) of the Code and any “tax exempt controlled entity” within the meaning of Section 168(h)(6)(F)(iii) of the Code if such entity has not made the election under Section 168(h)(6)(F)(ii) of the Code for all applicable taxable years), or (i) any partnership or pass-through entity, as such terms are used in Section 168(h)(6)(E) of the Code and the Section 1603 Program Guidance (including a disregarded entity or a foreign partnership or a foreign pass-through entity, but excluding a “real estate investment trust” as defined in Section 856(a) of the Code and a cooperative organization described in Section 1381(a) of the Code, neither of which shall constitute a pass-through entity for purposes of this clause (i)), any direct or indirect partner (or other holder of an equity or profits interest) of which is described in any of clauses (a) through (h) above unless such Person owns such direct or indirect interest in the partnership or pass-through entity through a taxable C corporation (as that term is used in the Section 1603 Program Guidance) that either (i) is not a “tax-exempt controlled entity” within the meaning of Section 168(h)(6)(F)(iii) of the Code or (ii) is a “tax-exempt controlled entity” that has made an election under Section 168(h)(6)(F)(ii) of the Code for all applicable taxable years.

 

(ii)             None of the assets of the Surviving Corporation, whether held directly or indirectly, will be treated as “tax-exempt use property” within the meaning of Section 168(h) of the Code as a result of the Continuing Class A Shares being held by Sponsor or the IDRs being held by Sponsor IDR Holder, respectively.

 

(j)            Financial Ability.

 

(i)  Sponsor and Merger Sub have available, or as of the Effective Time will have available, all funds necessary for payment to the Paying Agent of the aggregate Per Share Cash Consideration and to otherwise satisfy all of their obligations under this Agreement.

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(ii)             As of the date of this Agreement, Sponsor has received (i) an executed debt commitment and arrangement letter, dated as of the date hereof, including all exhibits and schedules thereto, dated as of March 6, 2017, and any associated fee letters (the “Commitment Letter”) from Bank of Montreal, BMO Capital Markets Corp., The Bank of Nova Scotia, Natixis, New York Branch, Natixis Securities Americas LLC, Royal Bank of Canada and RBC Capital Markets (collectively, the “Lenders”), pursuant to which the Lenders have committed, subject to the terms and conditions set forth therein, to provide to TERP Operating LLC the amount of financing set forth in the Commitment Letter (the “Main Debt Financing”) for the Main Financing Purposes and (ii) an engagement letter, dated as of the date hereof (the “Engagement Letter”), from BMO Capital Markets Corp., Natixis Securities Americas LLC, RBC Capital Markets and Scotia Capital (USA) Inc. A true and complete copy of each of the Commitment Letter and the Engagement Letter has been provided to the Company as of the date hereof. Sponsor has fully paid any and all fees required by such Commitment Letter to be paid on or before the date hereof and payable by Sponsor in accordance with Section 6.15. As of the date hereof, the Commitment Letter is a legal, valid and binding obligation of Sponsor and, to the knowledge of Sponsor, each of the other parties thereto (in each case, subject to the Bankruptcy and Equity Exception, the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, or remedies in general, as from time to time in effect) and in full force and effect, has not been amended, modified, withdrawn, terminated or rescinded in any respect, and does not contain any material misrepresentation by Sponsor and no event has occurred which (with or without notice, lapse of time or both) would reasonably be expected to constitute a breach thereunder on the part of Sponsor. No amendment or modification to, or withdrawal, termination or rescission of, the Commitment Letter is contemplated. Assuming the accuracy of the representations and warranties of the Company contained in this Agreement and the performance by the Company and each of its Subsidiaries of its obligations under this Agreement, the aggregate proceeds contemplated by the Commitment Letter will be sufficient to effect the repayment, refinancing, redemption, defeasance or other repurchase of (a) the Credit and Guaranty Agreement dated as of January 28, 2015 (as amended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time), among, inter alia, TerraForm Power Operating, LLC, as borrower, the guarantors from time to time parties thereto, the lenders form time to time parties thereto, Barclays Bank PLC, as administrative agent, and the other agents, arrangers and bookrunners party thereto, (b) the Credit and Guaranty Agreement dated as of December 15, 2015 (as amended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time), among, inter alia, TerraForm Private Operating II, LLC, as borrower, the guarantors from time to time parties thereto, the lenders from time to time parties thereto, Citibank, N.A., as administrative agent, and the other agents, arrangers and bookrunners parties thereto and (c) the 5.875% Senior Notes due 2023 of TerraForm Power Operating, LLC and the 6.125% Senior Notes due 2025 of TerraForm Power Operating, LLC, and to pay transaction costs and expenses in connection with the foregoing and with the arrangement and syndication of, and the commitments in respect of, the Main Debt Financing (collectively, the “Main Financing Purposes”). Sponsor has not incurred any obligation, commitment, restriction or liability of any kind, and is not contemplating or aware of any obligation, commitment, restriction or liability of any kind, in either case which would reasonably be expected to impair or adversely affect such resources. As of the date hereof, there are no fee letters, side letters or other agreements, contracts, arrangements or understandings related to the funding or investing, as applicable of the Main Debt Financing other than as expressly set forth in the Commitment Letter. No other contract between Sponsor or any of its Affiliates and any Lender, contains any conditions precedent or other contingencies (x) related to the funding of the full amount of the Main Debt Financing or any provisions that could reduce the aggregate amount of the Main Debt Financing set forth in the Commitment Letter or the aggregate proceeds contemplated by the Commitment Letter or (y) that could otherwise adversely affect the conditionality, enforceability or availability of the Commitment Letter with respect to all or any portion of the Main Debt Financing. Assuming the accuracy of the representations and warranties of the Company contained in this Agreement and the performance by the Company and each of its Subsidiaries of its obligations hereunder, as of the date hereof, Sponsor does not have any reason to believe that any of the conditions to the Main Debt Financing would not reasonably be expected to be satisfied on a timely basis or that the Main Debt Financing would not reasonably be expected to be available to the Company and its Subsidiaries as of and following the Closing Date.

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(k)          Capitalization of Merger Sub. The authorized capital stock of Merger Sub consists solely of 100 shares of common stock, par value $0.01 per share, all of which are validly issued and outstanding. All of the issued and outstanding capital stock of Merger Sub is, and at the Effective Time will be, owned by Sponsor or a direct or indirect wholly-owned Subsidiary of Sponsor. Merger Sub has not conducted any business prior to the date of this Agreement and has no, and prior to the Effective Time will have no, assets, liabilities or obligations of any nature other than those incident to its formation and pursuant to this Agreement and the Merger and the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement.

 

(l)           Brokers. No agent, broker, finder or investment banker is entitled to any brokerage, finder’s or other fee or commission in connection with the transactions contemplated by this Agreement based upon arrangements made by or on behalf of Sponsor or Merger Sub for which the Company could have any liability.

 

(m)         Guaranty. Concurrently with the execution of this Agreement, Sponsor has delivered to the Company the guaranty of Brookfield Infrastructure Fund III A (CR), L.P., Brookfield Infrastructure Fund III A, L.P., Brookfield Infrastructure Fund III B, L.P., Brookfield Infrastructure Fund III D, L.P. and Brookfield Infrastructure Fund III D (CR), L.P. (collectively, the “Fund Guarantors”), dated as of the date of this Agreement, in favor of the Company in respect of Sponsor’s obligations under this Agreement (the “Guaranty”). The Guaranty is in full force and effect and is a legal, valid and binding obligation of each of the Fund Guarantors, enforceable against each Fund Guarantor in accordance with its terms, subject to the Bankruptcy and Equity Exception, and has not been amended, modified, terminated or rescinded in any respect. There is no default under the Guaranty by any Fund Guarantor, and no event has occurred that, with or without notice, lapse of time or both, would constitute a default thereunder by any Fund Guarantor. As of the date hereof, there are no side letters or other agreements, contracts, arrangements or understandings related to the Guaranty or the Fund Guarantors’ obligations hereunder in respect of this Agreement other than as expressly set forth in the Guaranty. No other contract between Sponsor or any of its Affiliates and any Fund Guarantor contains any conditions precedent or other contingencies related to the payment by the Fund Guarantors of Sponsor’s and Merger Sub’s obligations under this Agreement or that could adversely affect the Guaranty’s enforceability or availability.

 

(n)          Non-Reliance on Company Estimates, Projections, Forecasts, Forward-Looking Statements and Business Plans. In connection with the due diligence investigation of the Company by Sponsor and Merger Sub, Sponsor and Merger Sub have received and may continue to receive from the Company certain estimates, projections, forecasts and other forward-looking information, regarding the Company, its Subsidiaries and their respective businesses and operations. Sponsor and Merger Sub hereby acknowledge (i) that there are uncertainties inherent in attempting to make such estimates, projections, forecasts and other forward-looking statements, with which Sponsor and Merger Sub are familiar, (ii) that Sponsor and Merger Sub are taking full responsibility for making their own evaluation of the adequacy and accuracy of, and shall not be entitled to rely upon, any estimates, projections, forecasts and other forward-looking information so furnished to them (including the reasonableness of the assumptions underlying such estimates, projections, forecasts or forward-looking information), and (iii) that Sponsor and Merger Sub will have no claim against the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, or any of their respective stockholders, directors, officers, employees, Affiliates, advisors, agents or representatives, or any other Person, with respect thereto. Accordingly, Sponsor and Merger Sub hereby acknowledge that neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries, nor any of their respective stockholders, directors, officers, employees, Affiliates, advisors, agents or representatives, nor any other Person, has made or is making any representation or warranty with respect to such estimates, projections, forecasts, forward-looking statements, business plans or cost-related plans (including the reasonableness of the assumptions underlying such estimates, projections, forecasts, forward-looking statements, business plans or cost-related plans).

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Article VI

COVENANTS

 

Section 6.1      Interim Operations of the Company.

 

(a)           The Company covenants and agrees as to itself and its Subsidiaries that, after the date of this Agreement and prior to the Effective Time (unless Sponsor shall otherwise approve in writing (such approval not to be unreasonably withheld, delayed or conditioned), and except (1) as set forth on Section 6.1(a) of the Company Disclosure Letter, (2) as provided in the Settlement Agreement, (3) with respect to the Excluded Assets or (4) as otherwise expressly permitted by this Agreement or as required by applicable Laws), the business of it and its Subsidiaries shall be conducted in all material respects in the ordinary course of business and, to the extent consistent with the foregoing, it and its Subsidiaries shall use their respective commercially reasonable efforts to preserve their business organizations substantially intact and maintain existing or satisfactory relations with Governmental Entities and customers, suppliers, service providers, creditors, tax equity partners and lessors having significant business dealings with them, and keep available the services of its and its Subsidiaries’ key employees; provided, however, that no action taken by the Company or its Subsidiaries with respect to any matter specifically addressed by any of clauses (i) through (xxi) of this Section 6.1(a) shall be deemed a breach of this sentence unless such action would constitute a breach of such other clause. Without limiting the generality of, and in furtherance of, the foregoing, from the date of this Agreement until the Effective Time, except (A) as otherwise expressly permitted by this Agreement, (B) as Sponsor may approve in writing (such approval not to be unreasonably withheld, delayed or conditioned), (C) as set forth in Section 6.1(a) of the Company Disclosure Letter, or (D) as expressly provided in the Settlement Agreement in the form executed on the date hereof and any amendment thereto entered into with the written consent of Sponsor, the Company will not and will not permit its Subsidiaries to:

 

(i)  adopt any change in its certificate of incorporation or by-laws or other applicable governing instruments, other than ministerial or administrative changes that are not adverse to the interests of Sponsor;

 

(ii)             (1) merge or consolidate the Company or any of its Subsidiaries with any other Person, or restructure, reorganize or completely or partially liquidate the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, except for any such transactions among Wholly-owned Company Subsidiaries, or (2) commence or file any petition seeking (x) liquidation, reorganization or other relief under any U.S. Federal, U.S. state or other bankruptcy, insolvency, receivership or similar Law or (y) the appointment of a receiver, trustee, custodian, sequestrator, conservator or similar official;

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(iii)           make any acquisition (whether by merger, consolidation, acquisition of stock or assets or otherwise) of any interest in any Person or any business, line of business or division thereof (which for the avoidance of doubt shall not include acquisitions of assets that are covered by clause (iv) below);

 

(iv)           make any acquisition of assets, properties, operations or projects, other than (A) acquisitions of supplies in the ordinary course consistent with past practice used by the Company and its Subsidiaries in their operations or (B) acquisitions pursuant to Contracts in effect as of the date of this Agreement (copies of which have been made available to Sponsor);

 

(v)             (1) issue, sell, pledge, grant, transfer or encumber or otherwise dispose of or redeem, repurchase or otherwise acquire any shares of capital stock or other equity interests of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries or profits interests, stock appreciation rights, phantom stock or securities convertible into or exchangeable for, or subscriptions, options, warrants, calls, agreements, arrangements, undertakings, commitments or other rights of any kind to acquire, any shares of capital stock of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries (other than (A) the issuance of shares or interests by a Wholly-owned Company Subsidiary to the Company or another Wholly-owned Company Subsidiary, (B) the issuance of shares or interests in respect of Company RSUs outstanding as of the date of this Agreement in accordance with their terms and the Stock Plan as in effect on the date of this Agreement or (C) the issuance of the Exchange Class A Shares in accordance with the recitals to this Agreement and the Additional SunE Shares to SunEdison in accordance with Section 4.1(a)(i) or (2) take any action that would result in any adjustment under Section 4.5;

 

(vi)           make any loans, advances or capital contributions to or investments in any Person (other than among the Company and any Wholly-owned Company Subsidiary or among the Wholly-owned Company Subsidiaries);

 

(vii)          declare, set aside, make or pay any dividend or other distribution, payable in cash, stock, property or otherwise, with respect to any of its capital stock or other equity securities (except for (A) the Special Dividend and (B) dividends paid by any direct or indirect Subsidiary to the Company (or any other direct or indirect Subsidiary of the Company) and the other equity holders of such Subsidiary (other than TERP LLC, which shall not be permitted to pay dividends in respect of its Class B Units), in each case on a pro rata basis in accordance with such Subsidiary’s certificate of incorporation or by-laws or other applicable governing instruments and in the ordinary course consistent with past practice, or paid to tax equity investors in accordance with capital contribution or investment agreements or organizational documents (in each case, copies of which have been made available to Sponsor) or enter into any agreement with respect to the voting of its capital stock or other equity securities;

 

(viii)         except for (A) transactions among the Company and Wholly-owned Company Subsidiaries or among the Wholly-owned Company Subsidiaries or (B) pursuant to Contracts in effect as of the date of this Agreement (copies of which have been made available to Sponsor), reclassify, split, combine, subdivide or redeem, purchase or otherwise acquire any of its capital stock (or other equity securities) or securities convertible or exchangeable into or exercisable for any shares of its capital stock (or other equity securities) (other than the withholding of shares to satisfy withholding Tax obligations in respect of Company Equity Awards outstanding as of the date of this Agreement in accordance with their terms and, as applicable, the Stock Plan as in effect on the date of this Agreement);

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(ix)            incur, assume or otherwise become liable for any indebtedness for borrowed money or guarantee such indebtedness of another Person (other than a Wholly-owned Company Subsidiary), or issue or sell any debt securities or warrants or other rights to acquire any debt security of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries;

 

(x)             except for (1) any single or series of related expenditures not to exceed $5,000,000 in the aggregate during any calendar quarter in accordance with the Company’s capital expenditure plan (a copy of which has been made available to Sponsor) and (2) expenditures related to operational emergencies, equipment failures or outages, make or authorize any capital expenditures;

 

(xi)            make any material changes with respect to financial accounting policies or procedures, except as required by GAAP;

 

(xii)           settle any litigation claim or other pending or threatened proceeding by or before a Governmental Entity involving the Company or any of its Subsidiaries if such settlement (A) with respect to the payment of monetary damages, involves the payment of monetary damages that exceed $2,500,000 individually or $7,500,000 in the aggregate during any calendar year, net of any amount covered by insurance or third-party indemnification, or (B) with respect to any non-monetary terms or conditions therein, imposes or requires actions that would or would be reasonably likely to have a material effect on the continuing operations of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries (or Sponsor or any of its Subsidiaries after the Closing);

 

(xiii)          except as required by Law (A) make, change or revoke any material Tax election, (B) settle or compromise any audit or proceeding relating to a material amount of Taxes, (C) file any amended Tax Return reflecting a material amount of Taxes, (D) make any change in any material Tax accounting method or (E) enter into any closing agreement relating to a material amount of Taxes;

 

(xiv)          transfer, sell, lease, license, mortgage, pledge, surrender, encumber, divest, cancel, abandon or allow to lapse or expire or otherwise dispose of any material amount of assets, licenses, operations, rights, product lines or businesses of the Company or its Subsidiaries, including capital stock (or other equity interests) of any such Subsidiaries, other than (A) energy, electricity, capacity renewable energy credits and other environmental attributes, (B) sales of obsolete assets that are not material and are no longer used in the operation of the business or (C) pursuant to Contracts in effect as of the date of this Agreement (copies of which have been made available to Sponsor);

 

(xv)           become a party to, establish, adopt, amend, commence participation in or terminate any collective bargaining agreement or other agreement with a labor union, works council or similar organization;

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(xvi)          (A) other than normal vendor renewals, extensions or replacements or otherwise in the ordinary course of business consistent with past practice, modify or amend in any material respect or terminate or cancel or waive, release or assign any material rights or claims with respect to, any Material Contract or (B) enter into any Contract that, if entered into prior to the date of this Agreement, would qualify as a Material Contract under any of clauses (B) through (M) of Section 5.1(j)(i);

 

(xvii)         enter into any new line of business other than any line of business that is reasonably ancillary to and a reasonably foreseeable extension of any line of business as of the date of this Agreement;

 

(xviii)        except as may be required by applicable Law or pursuant to the terms of any Company Plan in effect on the date of the Agreement, (A) establish, adopt, terminate or materially amend any material Company Plan; (B) grant to any employee or service provider any material increase in base salary, wages, bonuses, incentive compensation or severance, retention or other employee benefits; (C) grant any equity-based awards (whether under the Stock Plan or otherwise); (D) accelerate the time of payment for, or vesting of, any compensation or benefits; or (E) materially change any actuarial or other assumption used to calculate funding obligations or liabilities under any Company Plan;

 

(xix)          (A) hire any employee or other service provider; provided, however, that the Company and its Subsidiaries shall be permitted to hire employees or engage other service providers to fill existing positions that are or become vacant or positions that are newly created in the ordinary course of business consistent with past practice to the extent that the annual compensation opportunity provided to any such employee or other service provider does not exceed $250,000 and, in the case of service providers other than employees, the duration of engagement does not exceed six (6) months, and the compensation and benefits provided to any such employee or other service provider are consistent with terms previously provided by the Company and its Affiliates in the ordinary course of business; or (B) terminate any employee or other service provider whose annual compensation opportunity exceeds $250,000 other than for cause;

 

(xx)           amend or modify the Settlement Agreement or otherwise seek, move for or support a motion seeking any such amendment or modification other than an amendment or modification (i) that is immaterial to Sponsor (in its capacity as the acquiror of Continuing Class A Shares pursuant to the terms of this Agreement), the Company, this Agreement and the transactions contemplated herein or in the Ancillary Agreements (such as those that relate to transactions between and among creditor constituencies of SunEdison) or (ii) that is not adverse to Sponsor and the Company; or

 

(xxi)          agree, authorize or commit to do any of the foregoing.

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(b)          From the date of this Agreement until the Effective Time, except as Sponsor may approve in writing (solely in the case of clause (iii) below, such consent not to be unreasonably withheld), the Company will not (i) amend, modify or terminate the Settlement Agreement or seek, move for or support a motion seeking any amendment, modification or termination, other than an amendment or modification that is (x) immaterial and (y) not adverse, in each case to Sponsor, the Company, this Agreement and the transactions contemplated herein or in the Ancillary Agreements, (ii) amend, modify, supplement or terminate the Bankruptcy Court Orders or the forms thereof or otherwise seek, move for or support a motion seeking any such amendment, modification, supplement or termination, other than any amendment, modification or supplement to any of the Bankruptcy Court Orders or the forms thereof that is (x) immaterial and (y) not adverse, in each case to Sponsor, the Company, this Agreement or the transactions contemplated herein or in the Ancillary Agreements, or (iii) agree to preserve any Contract pursuant to the Settlement Agreement.

 

(c)          Nothing contained in this Agreement is intended to give Sponsor, directly or indirectly, the right to control or direct the Company’s or its Subsidiaries’ operations prior to the Effective Time. Prior to the Effective Time, each of Sponsor and the Company shall exercise, consistent with the terms and conditions of this Agreement, complete control and supervision over its and its Subsidiaries’ respective operations.

 

(d)          Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, nothing contained in this Agreement shall restrict the ability of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries to authorize, consummate, perform its obligations under or make any amendments or modifications to, the Sale and Purchase Agreement, dated as of January 5, 2017 (the “UK Sale Agreement”), among SunEdison Yieldco UK Holdco 2, LLC, TerraForm Power Operating, LLC and Vortex Solar UK Limited, provided that any such amendments or modifications are not adverse to the interests of Sponsor.

 

Section 6.2      Interim Operations of the Sponsor Parties. Sponsor covenants and agrees that, after the date of this Agreement and prior to the Effective Time, Sponsor Parent and its applicable Affiliates (including, the MSA Providers and Sponsor Line Provider) shall not take any action that would or would reasonably be expected to, and shall conduct their business in a manner that would not or would not reasonably be expected to, materially impair the ability of Sponsor Parent and its applicable Affiliates to perform their obligations under the Sponsorship Agreements from and after the Effective Time.

 

Section 6.3      Acquisition Proposals.

 

(a)          No Solicitation or Negotiation. The Company agrees that, except as expressly permitted by this Section 6.3, until the earlier of the Effective Time and the termination of this Agreement in accordance with Article VIII, neither it nor any of its Subsidiaries nor any of the officers, directors and employees of it or its Subsidiaries shall, and that it shall instruct and use its reasonable best efforts to cause its and its Subsidiaries’ investment bankers, attorneys, accountants and other advisors and representatives (such directors, officers, employees, investment bankers, attorneys, accountants and other advisors and representatives, collectively, “Representatives”) not to, directly or indirectly:

 

(i)  initiate, solicit or knowingly encourage any inquiries or the making of any indication of interest, proposal or offer that constitutes, or could reasonably be expected to lead to, any Acquisition Proposal (as defined below) or any SunEdison Standalone Acquisition Proposal (as defined in the Voting and Support Agreement); or

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(ii)            engage in, continue or otherwise participate in any discussions (other than to request clarification of an Acquisition Proposal that has already been made for purposes of assessing whether such Acquisition Proposal is or would be reasonably likely to result in a Superior Proposal) or negotiations regarding, or provide any non-public information or data to any Person relating to, any inquiry, indication of interest, proposal or offer that constitutes, or could reasonably be expected to lead to, an Acquisition Proposal or a SunEdison Standalone Acquisition Proposal other than a Permitted SunEdison Proposal (as defined below); or

 

(iii)           knowingly facilitate any effort or attempt to make any inquiry, indication of interest, proposal or offer that constitutes, or could reasonably be expected to lead to, an Acquisition Proposal or a SunEdison Standalone Acquisition Proposal other than a Permitted SunEdison Proposal; or

 

(iv)           waive, terminate, modify or release any Person (other than Sponsor and its Affiliates) from any provision of, or fail to enforce or grant any permission, waiver or request under, any confidentiality or “standstill” or similar agreement or obligation, other than a confidentiality or similar agreement with a creditor of SunEdison that does not contain a “standstill” or similar obligation, provided that the Company shall not be required to take, or be prohibited from taking, any action otherwise required or prohibited under this sub-clause (iv) if the board of directors of the Company, or the Conflicts Committee, determines in good faith, after consultation with its outside legal counsel, that such action or inaction would reasonably be expected to result in a breach of the directors’ fiduciary duties under applicable Law; or

 

(v)            execute or enter into any letter of intent, agreement in principle, term sheet, memorandum of understanding, merger agreement, acquisition agreement or other similar agreement (other than an Acceptable Confidentiality Agreement) relating to an Acquisition Proposal or a SunEdison Standalone Acquisition Proposal other than a Permitted SunEdison Proposal (an “Alternative Acquisition Agreement”).

 

Notwithstanding anything in the foregoing to the contrary, prior to the time, but not after, the Requisite Company Vote is obtained, the Company and its Representatives may (A) provide information in response to a request therefor by a Person who has made a bona fide written Acquisition Proposal that did not result from a breach of this Section 6.3 if the Company has received or receives from the Person so requesting such information an executed confidentiality agreement on terms that are not less restrictive to the other party than those contained in the Confidentiality Agreement (as defined in Section 9.7); it being understood that such confidentiality agreement need not prohibit the making, or amendment, of an Acquisition Proposal and shall not include any term that would prevent the Company from complying with its obligations under this Agreement (any confidentiality agreement satisfying the criteria of this clause (A) being referred to as an “Acceptable Confidentiality Agreement”); and promptly discloses (and, if applicable, provides copies of) any such information to Sponsor to the extent not previously disclosed or provided; and (B) engage or participate in any discussions or negotiations with any Person who has made such a bona fide written Acquisition Proposal; if and only to the extent that, (x) prior to taking any action described in clause (A) or (B) above, the board of directors of the Company and the Conflicts Committee determines in good faith after consultation with its outside legal counsel that failure to take such action would reasonably be expected to result in a breach of the directors’ fiduciary duties under applicable Law, and (y) in each such case referred to in clause (A) or (B) above, the board of directors of the Company and the Conflicts Committee has determined in good faith based on the information then available and after consultation with its outside legal counsel and financial advisor that such Acquisition Proposal either constitutes a Superior Proposal (as defined below) or is reasonably likely to result in a Superior Proposal.

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(b)         Definitions. For purposes of this Agreement:

 

Acquisition Proposal” means (i) any proposal or offer with respect to a merger, joint venture, partnership, consolidation, dissolution, liquidation, tender offer, recapitalization, reorganization, share exchange, business combination or similar transaction involving the Company or any of its Material Subsidiaries and (ii) any direct or indirect acquisition by any Person or “group” (as defined in the Exchange Act) resulting in, or proposal or offer, which if consummated would result in, any Person or “group” (as defined in the Exchange Act) becoming the beneficial owner, directly or indirectly, in one or a series of related transactions, of 15% or more of the total voting power or of any class of equity securities of the Company or of TERP LLC, or assets representing 15% or more of the net revenues, consolidated total assets, (including equity securities of its Subsidiaries), CAFD (as defined in the TERP LLC Operating Agreement) or earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization of the Company and its Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, in each case other than the Merger.

 

Permitted SunEdison Proposal” means a SunEdison Standalone Acquisition Proposal that (i) is not an Acquisition Proposal and (ii) is not inconsistent with and does not otherwise conflict with this Agreement and the transactions contemplated hereby.

 

“Superior Proposal” means a bona fide Acquisition Proposal (for purposes of this definition, replacing all references in the definition of “Acquisition Proposal” to “15% or more” with “more than 50%”) that the board of directors of the Company and the Conflicts Committee has determined in its good faith judgment, after consultation with its financial advisors and outside legal counsel, taking into account all legal, financial and regulatory aspects of such Acquisition Proposal and the Person making such Acquisition Proposal, is reasonably likely to be consummated in accordance with its terms, and would, if consummated, result in a transaction more favorable to the Company and its stockholders from a financial point of view than the transactions contemplated by this Agreement (after taking into account any proposed revisions to the terms of such transactions contemplated by Section 6.3(d)).

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(c)          No Change in Recommendation or Alternative Acquisition Agreement. Except as set forth in Section 6.3(d), the board of directors of the Company and each committee of the board of directors shall not, and shall not agree or resolve to:

 

(i)  (A) withhold, withdraw, qualify or modify (or publicly propose or resolve to withhold, withdraw, qualify or modify), in a manner adverse to Sponsor, the Company Recommendation, (B) fail to include the Company Recommendation in the Proxy Statement, (C) fail to publicly reaffirm the Company Recommendation within ten (10) business days after Sponsor so requests in writing if an Acquisition Proposal is pending (provided that Sponsor shall be entitled to make such a written request for reaffirmation only once for each Acquisition Proposal and once for each material amendment to such Acquisition Proposal), (D) if a tender offer or exchange offer for shares of capital stock of the Company that constitutes an Acquisition Proposal is commenced, fail to recommend (prior to the earlier of the close of business as of (x) two (2) days prior to the Stockholders Meeting and (y) the tenth business day after the commencement of such Acquisition Proposal pursuant to Rule 14d-2 under the Exchange Act) against acceptance of such tender offer or exchange offer by the stockholders of the Company (including, for these purposes, by disclosing that it is taking no position with respect to the acceptance of such tender offer or exchange offer by its stockholders, which shall constitute a failure to recommend against acceptance of such tender offer or exchange offer; provided that a customary “stop-look-and-listen” communication by the board of directors of the Company or any duly authorized committee thereof pursuant to Rule 14d-9(f) under the Exchange Act shall not be prohibited and shall not constitute in and of itself a Change of Recommendation), or (E) approve, recommend or otherwise declare advisable or propose to approve, recommend or otherwise declare advisable (publicly or otherwise) any Acquisition Proposal or take any action or make any public announcement inconsistent with the Company Recommendation (any action described in this clause (i), a “Change of Recommendation”); or

 

(ii)             cause or permit the Company to enter into any Alternative Acquisition Agreement.

 

(d)          Notwithstanding anything to the contrary set forth in this Agreement, prior to the time, but not after, the Requisite Company Vote is obtained, the board of directors of the Company and the Conflicts Committee may make a Change of Recommendation (i) following receipt of an Acquisition Proposal after the execution of this Agreement that did not result from a breach of this Section 6.3 and that the board of directors of the Company or the Conflicts Committee determines in good faith (after consultation with its financial advisors and outside legal counsel) constitutes a Superior Proposal or (ii) solely in response to a material event, development, circumstance, occurrence or change in circumstances or facts, not related to an Acquisition Proposal, that was not known to or reasonably foreseeable by the board of directors of the Company or the Conflicts Committee as of the date of this Agreement or, if known, the consequences of which were not known or reasonably foreseeable by the board of directors of the Company or the Conflicts Committee (an “Intervening Event”); in each case referred to in clauses (i) and (ii) above, only if the board of directors of the Company or the Conflicts Committee determines in good faith (after consultation with its financial advisors and outside legal counsel) that the failure to take such action would reasonably be expected to result in a breach of the directors’ fiduciary duties under applicable Law; provided, however, that the Company shall not be entitled to exercise its right to make a Change of Recommendation until after the third (3rd) business day following Sponsor’s receipt of written notice (a “Recommendation Change Notice”) from the Company advising Sponsor that the board of directors of the Company or the Conflicts Committee intends to take such action and specifying the reasons therefor, including in the case of a Superior Proposal the terms and conditions of any Superior Proposal that is the basis of the proposed action by the board of directors of the Company or the Conflicts Committee (it being understood and agreed that any amendment to the financial terms or any other material term of such Acquisition Proposal or Superior Proposal shall require a new Recommendation Change Notice and a new three (3) business day period). In determining whether to make a Change of Recommendation in response to a Superior Proposal or otherwise, the Company board of directors or the Conflicts Committee shall take into account any changes to the terms of this Agreement proposed by Sponsor that are written, binding and irrevocable, and if requested by Sponsor, the Company shall engage in good faith negotiations with Sponsor during such three (3) business day period regarding any changes to the terms of this Agreement proposed by Sponsor.

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(e)         Certain Permitted Disclosure. Nothing contained in this Section 6.3 shall be deemed to prohibit the Company or the board of directors of the Company, or any duly authorized committee thereof, from (i) complying with its disclosure obligations under U.S. federal or state Law with regard to an Acquisition Proposal, including taking and disclosing to its stockholders a position contemplated by Rule 14d-9 or Rule 14e-2(a) under the Exchange Act (or any similar communication to the stockholders of the Company), or (ii) making any “stop-look-and-listen” communication to the stockholders of the Company pursuant to Rule 14d-9(f) under the Exchange Act; provided, however, that any disclosure of a position contemplated by Rule 14d-9 or Rule 14e-2(a) under the Exchange Act (or any similar communication to the stockholders of the Company) shall be deemed to be a Change of Recommendation if it meets the requirements set forth in Section 6.3(c)(i).

 

(f)          Existing Discussions. The Company agrees that it and its Subsidiaries and its and their officers, directors and employees will, and that it will instruct and use its reasonable best efforts to cause its and its Subsidiaries’ Representatives to, immediately cease and cause to be terminated any existing activities, discussions or negotiations with any parties conducted heretofore with respect to any Acquisition Proposal (including access to any electronic datarooms). The Company agrees that it will take the necessary steps to promptly inform the individuals or entities referred to in the first sentence hereof of the obligations undertaken in this Section 6.3. The Company also agrees that it will promptly request of each Person that has heretofore executed a confidentiality agreement in connection with its consideration of an Acquisition Proposal to return or destroy all confidential information heretofore furnished to such Person by or on behalf of it or any of its Subsidiaries.

 

(g)         Notice. The Company agrees that it will promptly (and, in any event, within 24 hours) notify Sponsor if any inquiries, proposals or offers with respect to an Acquisition Proposal are received by, any non-public information is requested from, or any such discussions or negotiation are sought to be initiated or continued with, it or any of its Representatives indicating, in connection with such notice, the identity of the Person or group of Persons making such inquiry, proposal, offer or request, the material terms and conditions of any proposals or offers (including, if applicable, copies of any written requests, proposals or offers, including proposed agreements) and thereafter shall keep Sponsor reasonably informed, on a prompt basis, of the status and terms of any such proposals or offers (including any amendments thereto) and the status of any such discussions or negotiations.

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Section 6.4      Proxy Statement.

 

(a)          The Company shall prepare and file with the SEC, as promptly as reasonably practicable after the date of this Agreement, taking into account the need for the preparation and public filing of the required financial statements, a proxy statement in preliminary form relating to the Stockholders Meeting (as defined in Section 6.5) (such proxy statement, including any amendment or supplement thereto, the “Proxy Statement”). The Company agrees, as to itself and its Subsidiaries, that (i) the Proxy Statement will comply in all material respects with the applicable provisions of the Exchange Act and the rules and regulations thereunder and (ii) none of the information supplied by it or any of its Subsidiaries for inclusion or incorporation by reference in the Proxy Statement will, at the date of mailing to stockholders of the Company or at the time of the Stockholders Meeting, contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state any material fact required to be stated therein or necessary in order to make the statements therein, in light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Section 6.4, prior to filing or mailing the Proxy Statement or any amendment or supplement thereto or responding to any comments of the SEC with respect thereto, the Company shall (i) provide Sponsor a reasonable opportunity to review and comment on such document or response and shall consider such comments in good faith and (ii) promptly provide Sponsor with a copy of all such filings and responses made with the SEC. The Company will use its reasonable best efforts to have the Proxy Statement cleared by the SEC as promptly as reasonably practicable.

 

(b)          The Company shall promptly notify Sponsor of the receipt of all comments of the SEC with respect to the Proxy Statement and of any request by the SEC for any amendment or supplement thereto or for additional information and shall promptly provide to Sponsor copies of all correspondence between the Company and/or any of its Representatives and the SEC with respect to the Proxy Statement. The Company and Sponsor shall each use its reasonable best efforts to provide responses to the SEC as promptly as reasonably practicable with respect to all comments received on the Proxy Statement from the SEC and the Company shall cause the definitive Proxy Statement to be mailed as promptly as reasonably practicable after the date the SEC staff advises that it has no further comments thereon or that the Company may commence mailing the Proxy Statement.

 

Section 6.5      Stockholders Meeting. The Company will take, in accordance with applicable Law and its certificate of incorporation and by-laws, all action necessary to duly convene and hold a meeting of holders of Shares (the “Stockholders Meeting”) as promptly as reasonably practicable after the execution of this Agreement, taking into account the need for the preparation and public filing of the required financial statements, for the purpose of seeking the Requisite Company Vote and Charter Amendment Vote, regardless of whether the board of directors of the Company or any duly authorized committee thereof determines at any time that this Agreement, the Merger or the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement are no longer advisable, recommends that the stockholders of the Company reject this Agreement, the Merger or the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement, or any other Change of Recommendation has occurred. The Company shall not postpone or adjourn the Stockholders Meeting except to the extent (1) Sponsor has consented to such postponement or adjournment in writing, or (2) the Company, acting in good faith after consulting with its outside legal counsel, determines that (i) such postponement or adjournment is necessary to ensure that any required supplement or amendment to the Proxy Statement is provided to the stockholders of the Company within a reasonable amount of time in advance of the Stockholders Meeting, (ii) (A) it will not receive proxies sufficient to obtain the Requisite Company Vote or Charter Amendment Vote, whether or not a quorum is present, or (B) it will not have sufficient Shares represented (either in person or by proxy) to constitute a quorum necessary to conduct the business of the Stockholders Meeting, or (iii) such postponement or adjournment is required to comply with applicable Law; provided, that in the case of any postponement or adjournment under clause (ii) above, the date of the Stockholders Meeting shall not be postponed or adjourned by more than an aggregate of fifteen (15) calendar days other than with Sponsor’s prior written consent (which shall not be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed). Subject to Section 6.3 hereof, the board of directors of the Company and any duly authorized committee thereof shall recommend the adoption of this Agreement at the Stockholders Meeting and, unless there has been a Change of Recommendation permitted by and in accordance with Section 6.3(d), shall include the Company Recommendation and the recommendation that the holders of Shares give the Charter Amendment Vote in the Proxy Statement and shall take all lawful action to solicit such adoption of this Agreement.

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Section 6.6      Cooperation and Approvals.

 

(a)          Cooperation. Subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement, the Company and Sponsor shall cooperate with each other and use (and shall cause their respective Subsidiaries to use) their respective reasonable best efforts to take or cause to be taken all actions, and do or cause to be done all things, reasonably necessary, proper or advisable on their respective part under this Agreement and applicable Laws to consummate and make effective the Merger and the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement as soon as practicable, including preparing and filing as promptly as reasonably practicable all documentation to effect all necessary notices, reports and other filings and to obtain as promptly as practicable all consents, registrations, approvals, permits and authorizations necessary or advisable to be obtained from any third party and/or any Governmental Entity (including (i) the consents and waivers set forth on Section 5.1(d)(i) and Section 5.1(d)(ii) of the Company Disclosure Letter, (ii) the consents or approvals of the Governmental Entities set forth on Section 7.1(b) of the Company Disclosure Letter and (iii) the consents of the holders of senior notes of any Subsidiary of the Company in respect of any “change in control” resulting from the Merger or the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement) in order to consummate the Merger and the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement. Without limiting the foregoing, (1) the Company and Sponsor shall cooperate with each other and use (and shall cause their respective Subsidiaries to use) their respective reasonable best efforts to take or cause to be taken all actions, and do or cause to be done all things (including supporting any motions filed by SunEdison), to obtain the Bankruptcy Court Orders referred to in Section 7.1(e) and (2) the Company shall cooperate and use (and shall cause each of its Subsidiaries to cooperate and use) its reasonable best efforts to facilitate discussions with, and obtain any consents, waivers or amendments from, project lenders, tax equity partners, hedge providers or other third parties in respect of any Material Contracts as Sponsor may deem necessary or advisable . Subject to applicable Laws relating to the exchange of information, Sponsor and the Company shall have the right to review in advance and, to the extent practicable, each will consult with the other on and consider in good faith the views of the other in connection with, all of the information relating to Sponsor or the Company, as the case may be, and any of their respective Subsidiaries, that appears in any filing made with, or written materials submitted to, any third party and/or any Governmental Entity in connection with the Merger and the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement (including the Proxy Statement). In exercising the foregoing rights, each of the Company and Sponsor shall act reasonably and as promptly as practicable. Nothing in this Agreement shall require the Company or any of its Subsidiaries to take or agree to take any action with respect to its business or operations unless the effectiveness of such agreement or action is conditioned upon Closing.

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(b)         Information. Subject to applicable Laws, the Company and Sponsor each shall, upon request by the other, furnish the other with all information concerning itself, its Subsidiaries, directors, officers and stockholders and such other matters as may be reasonably necessary or advisable in connection with the Proxy Statement or any other statement, filing, notice or application made by or on behalf of Sponsor, the Company or any of their respective Subsidiaries to any third party and/or any Governmental Entity in connection with the Merger and any other transactions contemplated by this Agreement; provided, however, that either party may designate information “for outside counsel only” and, to the extent permitted by applicable Law, either party may redact information related to the value of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement.

 

(c)         Status. Subject to applicable Laws and as required by any Governmental Entity, the Company and Sponsor each shall keep the other apprised of the status of matters relating to completion of the transactions contemplated hereby, including promptly furnishing the other with copies of notices or other communications received by Sponsor or the Company, as the case may be, or any of its Subsidiaries, from any third party and/or any Governmental Entity with respect to the Merger and the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement. Except as required by applicable Law or by the relevant Governmental Entity, neither the Company nor Sponsor shall permit any of its officers or any other Representatives to participate in any meeting with any Governmental Entity in respect of any filings, investigation or other inquiry relating to the transactions contemplated hereby unless it consults with the other party in advance and, to the extent permitted by such Governmental Entity, gives the other party the opportunity to attend and participate thereat.

 

(d)         Regulatory Matters. Subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement, without limiting the generality of the other undertakings pursuant to this Section 6.6, each of the Company (in the case of Sections 6.6(d)(i) and 6.6(d)(iii)) and Sponsor (in all cases set forth below) agree to take or cause to be taken the following actions:

 

(i)  the prompt provision to each and every federal, state, local or foreign court or Governmental Entity (including the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) with jurisdiction over enforcement of any applicable antitrust, competition or other Laws requiring the making of any notices, reports or other filings with, or consents, registrations, approvals, permits or authorizations from, any Governmental Entity with respect to the Merger and the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement (“Government Regulatory Entity”) of non-privileged information and documents requested by any Government Regulatory Entity or that are necessary, proper or advisable to permit prompt consummation of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement;

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(ii)             the prompt use of its reasonable best efforts to avoid the entry of any permanent, preliminary or temporary injunction or other order, decree, decision, determination or judgment that would delay, restrain, prevent, enjoin or otherwise prohibit consummation of the Merger and the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement, including (A) the defense through litigation on the merits of any claim asserted in any court, agency or other proceeding by any Person, including any Governmental Entity, seeking to delay, restrain, prevent, enjoin or otherwise prohibit consummation of such transactions and (B) the proffer and agreement by Sponsor of its willingness to sell, lease, license or otherwise dispose of, or hold separate pending such disposition, and promptly to effect the sale, lease, license, disposal and holding separate of, such assets, rights, product lines, licenses, categories of assets or businesses or other operations, or interests therein, of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries (and the entry into agreements with, and submission to orders of, the relevant Government Regulatory Entity giving effect thereto) if, in either case (A) or (B), such action would be reasonably necessary or advisable to avoid, prevent, eliminate or remove the actual, anticipated or threatened (x) commencement of any proceeding in any forum or (y) issuance of any order, decree, decision, determination, judgment or Law by any Government Regulatory Entity that would delay, restrain, prevent, enjoin or otherwise prohibit consummation of the Merger and the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement (it being understood that, as it relates to the Company and its Subsidiaries, no such action will be binding on the Company or its Subsidiaries unless it is contingent upon the consummation of the Closing); and

 

(iii)            the prompt use of its reasonable best efforts to take, in the event that any permanent, preliminary or temporary injunction, decision, order, judgment, determination, decree or Law is entered, issued or enacted, or becomes reasonably foreseeable to be entered, issued or enacted, in any proceeding, review or inquiry of any kind that would make consummation of the Merger and the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement in accordance with the terms of this Agreement unlawful or that would delay, restrain, prevent, enjoin or otherwise prohibit consummation of such transactions, any and all steps (including the appeal thereof, the posting of a bond or the taking of the steps contemplated by clause (ii) of this paragraph (d)) necessary to resist, vacate, modify, reverse, suspend, prevent, eliminate, avoid or remove such actual, anticipated or threatened injunction, decision, order, judgment, determination, decree or enactment so as to permit consummation of such transactions as promptly as practicable;

 

provided, however, that notwithstanding anything in this Section 6.6 to the contrary, neither the “reasonable best efforts” standard set forth in Section 6.6(a) nor the provisions of Section 6.6(d) shall require Sponsor or any of its Affiliates to, and the Company and its Subsidiaries may not, without the prior written consent of Sponsor, become subject to, consent to, or offer or agree to, any requirement, condition, limitation, understanding, agreement or order that would result in or impose a Burdensome Condition or require Sponsor or any of its Affiliates to sell, lease, license or otherwise dispose of, or hold separate, or accept any terms, conditions, liabilities, obligations or commitments with respect to, any of its or their material assets or businesses. A “Burdensome Condition” shall mean any terms, conditions, liabilities, obligations, commitments or sanctions imposed upon the Company or its Subsidiaries that would be, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably likely to have a material adverse effect on the financial condition, business, properties, assets, liabilities or results of operations of the Company and its Subsidiaries taken as a whole. For the avoidance of doubt, a requirement to dispose of Amanecer Solar Holding SpA or its assets shall not be deemed to be a Burdensome Condition

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Section 6.7      Access and Reports. Subject to applicable Law, upon reasonable notice, the Company shall (and shall cause its Subsidiaries to) afford Sponsor and Merger Sub and their officers and other authorized Representatives reasonable access, including reasonable access for the purposes of conducting environmental site assessments and surveys, during normal business hours throughout the period prior to the Effective Time, to its employees, properties, books, contracts and records and, during such period, the Company shall (and shall cause its Subsidiaries to) furnish as promptly as reasonably practicable to Sponsor and Merger Sub all information concerning its business, properties and personnel as may reasonably be requested, provided that no investigation pursuant to this Section 6.7 shall affect or be deemed to modify any representation or warranty made by the Company herein, and provided, further, that the foregoing shall not require the Company or its Subsidiaries (i) to permit any inspection, or to disclose any information, that in the reasonable judgment of the Company would (A) unreasonably disrupt the operations of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries or (B) result in the disclosure of any trade secrets of third parties or violate any obligations of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries with respect to confidentiality if the Company shall have used reasonable best efforts to obtain the consent of such third party to such inspection or disclosure or (ii) to disclose any privileged information of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries (provided that, in each case, the Company shall use commercially reasonable efforts to develop an alternative to providing such information reasonably acceptable to Sponsor). All requests for information made pursuant to this Section 6.7 shall be directed to the executive officer or other Person designated by the Company. All such information shall be governed by the terms of the Confidentiality Agreement. Sponsor shall indemnify and hold harmless the Company and its Subsidiaries for any damages, losses, costs or expenses actually incurred by the Company or its Subsidiaries that are directly caused by any negligent act or omission of Sponsor, Merger Sub or their officers and other authorized Representatives in connection with any such investigation conducted by Sponsor, Merger Sub or their officers and other authorized Representatives pursuant to this Section 6.7.

 

Section 6.8      Publicity. The initial press release regarding the Merger and the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement shall be a joint press release, which, for the avoidance of doubt, each of the Company and Sponsor shall be permitted to file with any Governmental Entity as may be required by applicable Law. Thereafter, the Company and Sponsor shall consult with and provide each other the opportunity to review and comment upon any press release or other public announcement, or any filing with any third party and/or Governmental Entity, prior to the issuance of any such press release or other public announcement, or the filing of any such filing, with respect to the Merger and the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement and shall not issue any such press release or public announcement, or file any such filing, prior to such consultation except as may be required by applicable Law or by obligations pursuant to any listing agreement with or rules of any national securities exchange or interdealer quotation service or by the request of any Governmental Entity; provided that the restrictions in this Section 6.8 shall not apply to any communication regarding a Change of Recommendation. The Company shall provide Sponsor the opportunity to review and comment (with such comments being provided as promptly as practicable) upon any communication to be broadly disseminated to the Company’s employees or department or division thereof, or any other communication to the Company’s employees that would be required to be filed with the SEC, in each case relating to this Agreement, the Merger or the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement, and shall not make any such communication prior to such consultation except as may be required by applicable Law.

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Section 6.9      Employee Benefits.

 

(a)          Sponsor agrees that the employees of the Company and its Subsidiaries at the Effective Time who continue to remain employed with the Company or its Subsidiaries at the Effective Time (the “Continuing Employees”) shall, during the period commencing at the Effective Time and ending on the first anniversary of the Effective Time, be provided with (i) base salary or base wage and target annual cash bonus opportunities that are no less favorable than the base salary or base wage and target annual cash bonus opportunities provided by the Company and its Subsidiaries to each such Continuing Employee immediately prior to the Effective Time, (ii) pension and welfare benefits that are no less favorable in the aggregate than those that are provided by the Company and its Subsidiaries to each such Continuing Employee immediately prior to the Effective Time and (iii) severance benefits that are no less favorable than the severance benefits provided by the Company and its Subsidiaries to each such Continuing Employee immediately prior to the Effective Time.

 

(b)          Sponsor shall use commercially reasonable efforts to (i) cause any pre-existing conditions or limitations and eligibility waiting periods under any group health plans of Sponsor or its Affiliates to be waived with respect to the Continuing Employees and their eligible dependents, (ii) give each Continuing Employee credit for the plan year in which the Effective Time occurs towards applicable deductibles and annual out-of-pocket limits for medical expenses incurred prior to the Effective Time for which payment has been made and (iii) give each Continuing Employee service credit for such Continuing Employee’s employment with the Company and its Affiliates and Subsidiaries, including, for the avoidance of doubt, SunEdison, for purposes of vesting, benefit accrual and eligibility to participate under each applicable Sponsor benefit plan, as if such service had been performed with Sponsor, except for benefit accrual under defined benefit pension plans, for purposes of qualifying for subsidized early retirement benefits, retiree welfare benefits or to the extent it would result in a duplication of benefits.

 

(c)          Nothing contained in this Agreement is intended to (i) be treated as an amendment of any particular Company Plan, (ii) prevent Sponsor, the Surviving Corporation or any of their Affiliates from amending or terminating any of their benefit plans or, after the Effective Time, any Company Plan in accordance with their terms, (iii) prevent Sponsor, the Surviving Corporation or any of their Affiliates, after the Effective Time, from terminating the employment of any Continuing Employee, or (iv) create any third-party beneficiary rights in any Continuing Employee, any beneficiary or dependent thereof, or any collective bargaining representative thereof, with respect to the compensation, terms and conditions of employment and/or benefits that may be provided to any Continuing Employee by Sponsor, the Surviving Corporation or any of their Affiliates or under any benefit plan which Sponsor, the Surviving Corporation or any of their Affiliates may maintain.

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Section 6.10    Expenses. Except as otherwise provided in Section 8.5, whether or not the Merger is consummated, all costs and expenses incurred in connection with this Agreement and the Merger and the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement shall be paid by the party incurring such expense.

 

Section 6.11    Indemnification; Directors’ and Officers’ Insurance. (a) From and after the Effective Time, Sponsor agrees that, to the fullest extent that the Surviving Corporation would be permitted under applicable Law, Sponsor will cause the Surviving Corporation to indemnify and hold harmless (and to also advance expenses as incurred to the fullest extent that the Surviving Corporation would be permitted to do so under applicable Law; provided that the Person to whom expenses are advanced provides an undertaking to repay such advances if it is ultimately determined by a final judicial decision from which there is no further right to appeal that such Person is not entitled to indemnification) each present and former director and officer of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries (in each case, when acting in such capacity) and each present and former director, officer and employee of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries performing services at the request of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries as a director, officer, employee, partner, member, manager, trustee, fiduciary or agent of another corporation or of a partnership, joint venture, limited liability company, trust or other entity or enterprise, including service with respect to an employee benefit plan, in each case determined as of immediately prior to the Effective Time (the “Indemnified Parties”), against any costs or expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees), judgments, fines, losses, claims, damages or liabilities incurred in connection with any claim, action, suit, proceeding or investigation, whether civil, criminal, administrative or investigative, arising out of or related to such Indemnified Parties’ service as a director or officer of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries or services performed by such Indemnified Parties at the request of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries at or prior to the Effective Time, whether asserted or claimed prior to, at or after the Effective Time, including those arising out of or related to (i) the Merger and the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement and (ii) actions to enforce this Section 6.11; provided that, absent an actual or potential conflict of interest, in which case such Indemnified Party shall control and appoint its own lead counsel at the Surviving Corporation’s expense, as applicable, the Surviving Corporation shall be entitled to control and appoint lead counsel for such defense.

 

(b)         Prior to the Effective Time, the Company shall, and, if the Company is unable to, Sponsor shall cause the Surviving Corporation as of the Effective Time to, obtain and fully pay the premium for the extension of (i) the directors’ and officers’ liability coverage of the Company’s existing directors’ and officers’ insurance policies and (ii) the Company’s existing fiduciary liability insurance policies, in each case for a claims reporting or discovery period of at least six years from and after the Effective Time from an insurance carrier with the same or better credit rating as the Company’s insurance carrier as of the date hereof with respect to directors’ and officers’ liability insurance and fiduciary liability insurance (collectively, “D&O Insurance”) with terms, conditions, retentions and limits of liability that are substantially equivalent to those in the Company’s existing policies with respect to any actual or alleged error, misstatement, misleading statement, act, omission, neglect, breach of duty or any matter claimed against a director or officer of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries by reason of him or her serving in such capacity that existed or occurred at or prior to the Effective Time (including in connection with this Agreement or the transactions or actions contemplated hereby). If the Company and the Surviving Corporation for any reason fail to obtain such “tail” insurance policies as of the Effective Time, the Surviving Corporation shall, and Sponsor shall cause the Surviving Corporation to, continue to maintain in effect for a period of at least six years from and after the Effective Time the D&O Insurance in place as of the date of this Agreement with terms, conditions, retentions and limits of liability that are substantially equivalent to those provided in the Company’s existing policies as of the date of this Agreement, or the Surviving Corporation shall, and Sponsor shall cause the Surviving Corporation to, use reasonable best efforts to purchase comparable D&O Insurance for such six-year period with terms, conditions, retentions and limits of liability that are substantially equivalent to those provided in the Company’s existing policies as of the date of this Agreement. With respect to the insurance policies referred to in this Section 6.11(b), the Surviving Corporation shall not be required to, and, without the prior written consent of Sponsor, the Company may not, expend for such policies in the aggregate a premium amount in excess of 300% of the annual premiums currently paid by the Company for such insurance; and, provided further that if the annual premiums of such insurance coverage exceed such amount, the Company or the Surviving Corporation, as applicable, shall obtain a policy with the greatest coverage available for a cost not exceeding such amount.

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(c)          If Sponsor or the Surviving Corporation or any of their respective successors or assigns (i) shall consolidate with or merge into any other corporation or entity and shall not be the continuing or surviving corporation or entity of such consolidation or merger or (ii) shall transfer all or substantially all of its properties and assets to any individual, corporation or other entity, then, and in each such case, proper provisions shall be made so that the successors and assigns of Sponsor or the Surviving Corporation shall assume all of the applicable obligations of Sponsor and the Surviving Corporation set forth in this Section 6.11.

 

(d)          The provisions of this Section 6.11 are intended to be for the benefit of, and shall be enforceable by, each of the Indemnified Parties.

 

(e)          The rights of the Indemnified Parties under this Section 6.11 shall be in addition to any rights such Indemnified Parties may have under the certificate of incorporation or by-laws (or other organizational documents) of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, or under any applicable Contracts or Laws. All rights to indemnification and exculpation from liabilities for acts or omissions occurring at or prior to the Effective Time and rights to advancement of expenses relating thereto now existing in favor of any Indemnified Party as provided in the certificate of incorporation or bylaws (or other organizational documents) of the Company or of any Subsidiary of the Company (including the TERP LLC Operating Agreement) or any indemnification agreement between such Indemnified Party and the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, in each case as in effect on the date of this Agreement, shall survive the Merger or any other transaction contemplated by this Agreement and shall not be amended, repealed or otherwise modified in any manner that would adversely affect any right thereunder of any such Indemnified Party.

 

Section 6.12    Takeover Statutes. If any Takeover Statute is or may become applicable to the Merger or any other transaction contemplated by this Agreement, the Company and its board of directors shall grant such approvals and take such actions as are necessary so that such transactions may be consummated as promptly as practicable on the terms contemplated by this Agreement and otherwise act to eliminate or minimize the effects of such statute or regulation on such transactions.

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Section 6.13    Rule 16b-3. Prior to the Effective Time, the Company shall take such steps as may be reasonably necessary or advisable to cause dispositions of Shares, Company Equity Awards, and any other equity securities (including derivative securities) pursuant to the Merger and the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement by each individual who is a director or officer of the Company, subject to the reporting requirements of Section 16(a) of the Exchange Act with respect to the Company, to be exempt under Rule 16b-3 promulgated under the Exchange Act.

 

Section 6.14    Transaction Litigation. The Company shall give Sponsor the opportunity to participate in, review and comment on all material filings or responses to be made by the Company in the defense or settlement of any stockholder litigation against the Company or any of its directors or officers relating to this Agreement, the Merger or the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement (other than any litigation initiated by SunEdison or any of its successors that is unrelated to this Agreement, the Ancillary Agreements and the transactions contemplated hereby and thereby, including the Merger), and no such settlement of any stockholder litigation shall be agreed to without Sponsor’s prior written consent (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed; provided that Sponsor shall not be required to consent to any such settlement that does not include an unconditional release of Sponsor and Merger Sub). The Company shall notify Sponsor promptly of the commencement of any such stockholder litigation of which it has received notice.

 

Section 6.15    Financing.

 

(a)           In addition to the Main Debt Financing, the Sponsor and Company may mutually agree to seek other financing for any of the Company’s Subsidiaries in connection with the transactions contemplated in this Agreement (the “Additional Debt Financing” and together with the Main Debt Financing, the “Debt Financing”).

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(b)          Prior to the Effective Time, the Company will, and will cause its Subsidiaries to and will use reasonable best efforts to cause its Representatives to, provide to Sponsor all cooperation reasonably requested by Sponsor that is customary or necessary in connection with arranging, obtaining and syndicating the Debt Financing on the terms described to the Company in writing, including using reasonable best efforts in (i) assisting with the preparation of offering and syndication documents and materials, including private placement memoranda, information memoranda, lender and investor presentations, prospectuses, ratings agency materials and other similar documents and materials, in connection with the Debt Financing, and providing reasonable and customary authorization letters to the Financing Sources authorizing the distribution of information to prospective lenders and investors and containing customary information (all such documents and materials, collectively, the “Financing Documents”), (ii) preparing and furnishing to Sponsor and the Financing Sources as promptly as practicable (A) such financial statements, financial data, audit reports and other pertinent information regarding the Company and its Subsidiaries, such financial statements to include audited consolidated balance sheets and related statements of income, stockholders’ equity and cash flows and related notes thereto of the Company and its Subsidiaries, for the two (2) fiscal years ended December 31, 2015 and unaudited consolidated balance sheets and related statements of income, cash flows and related notes thereto of the Company and its Subsidiaries, for the fiscal quarters ended March 31, 2016, June 30, 2016 and September 30, 2016 (which shall have been reviewed by the independent accountants for the Company as provided in the procedures specified by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board in AU 722) and, as and when available to the Company, the audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016 and the unaudited financial statements for each fiscal quarter of 2017 ending at least 45 days prior to the Closing Date and (B) all other information and disclosures relating to the Company and its Subsidiaries (including their businesses, operations and financial projections) as may be reasonably requested by Sponsor to assist in preparation of the Financing Documents (including execution of customary authorization and management representation letters) (the information referred to in clauses (A) and (B) together, the “Financing Information”), (iii) having the Company designate members of senior management of the Company and its Subsidiaries to participate in a reasonable number of presentations, road shows, due diligence sessions, drafting sessions and sessions with ratings agencies in connection with the Debt Financing, including direct contact between such senior management of the Company and its Subsidiaries and the Financing Sources and potential lenders, investors and purchasers in the Debt Financing (including by way of one or more conference calls), (iv) assisting Sponsor in obtaining any corporate credit and family ratings of the Company from rating agencies, as well as ratings of the Debt Financing by the ratings agencies, (v) requesting its independent accountants to provide reasonable assistance to Sponsor and Merger Sub consistent with their customary practice (including to provide consent to Sponsor and Merger Sub to prepare and use their audit reports relating to the Company and, in the event that any portion of the Debt Financing takes the form of a bond offering, issue any necessary “comfort letters,” in each case, on customary terms in connection with the Debt Financing), (vi) assisting in the preparation of definitive financing documents (including providing reasonably available financial and other information, to the extent available to the Company, to enable Sponsor to prepare any schedules, annexes or exhibits thereto and any pro forma financial statements and financial projections and other condition precedent documents required to be delivered thereunder), (vii) subject to any contractual agreement in effect, facilitating the pledging of collateral for the Debt Financing, including taking commercially reasonable actions necessary to permit the Financing Sources to evaluate the Company’s and its Subsidiaries’ real property and current assets, cash management and accounting systems, policies and procedures for the purpose of establishing collateral arrangements and (to the extent reasonably necessary) establishing, as of the Effective Time, bank and other accounts and blocked account agreements and lockbox arrangements in connection with the Debt Financing, (viii) obtaining from the Company’s existing lenders such consents, approvals, authorizations and instruments which may be reasonably requested by Sponsor in connection with the Debt Financing and collateral arrangements, including amendments, waivers, customary payoff letters, lien releases, release of guaranties and instruments of termination or discharge, (ix) providing Sponsor with all documentation and other information required by regulatory authorities and as reasonably requested by Sponsor on behalf of its Financing Sources with respect to the Company and its Subsidiaries in connection with applicable “know your customer” and anti-money laundering rules and regulations, including the USA PATRIOT ACT, Title III of Pub. L. 107-56 (signed into law October 26, 2001) and (x) preparing and delivering to Sponsor any supplements to the above information as may be required. The Company hereby consents to the use of the Company’s logos, trademarks and servicemarks in connection with the Debt Financing in a form and manner mutually agreed with the Company (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed); provided, however, that such logos are used solely in a manner that is not intended, or reasonably likely, to harm or disparage the Company or any of its Subsidiaries or the reputation or goodwill of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries. The Company will use its reasonable best efforts to periodically update any Financing Information (to the extent it is available) to be included in any Financing Document to be used in connection with the Debt Financing so that Sponsor may ensure that any such Financing Information does not contain any untrue statement of material fact or omit to state any material fact necessary in order to make the statements contained therein not misleading. As used in this Agreement, “Financing Sources” means the Persons (other than Sponsor or any of its Subsidiaries or controlling persons) that have committed to provide or otherwise entered into agreements in connection with the Debt Financing in connection with the transactions contemplated hereby, together with, in each case, their respective Affiliates, officers, directors, employees, advisors, agents, equityholders, consultants and other representatives and their respective successors and assigns.

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(c)          Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Section 6.15, no action shall be required of the Company or its Subsidiaries if any such action shall: (i) unreasonably disrupt or interfere with the business or ongoing operations of the Company and its Subsidiaries; (ii) cause any representation or warranty or covenant contained in this Agreement to be breached unless such breach is waived by Sponsor; (iii) require the Company or any of its Subsidiaries or their respective Representatives to prepare historical pro forma financial information (provided, however, that the Company will assist Sponsor and Merger Sub in the preparation of any such pro forma financial statements required to be delivered under the Commitment Letter, or any commitment letter for any Additional Debt Financing); (iv) require the Company or any of its Subsidiaries to incur any liability in connection with the Debt Financing prior to the Closing, other than pursuant to Section 6.15(d); (v) require the Company or any of its Subsidiaries to execute prior to the Closing any definitive financing documents, including any credit or other agreements, pledge or security documents, or other certificates, legal opinions or documents in connection with the Debt Financing; (vi) require the Company, any of its Subsidiaries, or any of its or their respective Representatives to be the issuer of any securities or issue any offering document prior to Closing or require the Company, any of its Affiliates, or any of its or their respective Representatives to enter into or approve any Debt Financing or purchase agreement for any Debt Financing prior to the Closing; (vii) require the Company, any of its Subsidiaries, or any of its or their respective Representatives to provide any information the disclosure of which is prohibited or restricted by applicable Law or legal proceeding or that is legally privileged and disclosure of which would result in a loss of privilege; (viii) require the Company, any of its Subsidiaries, or any of its or their respective Representatives to take any action that will conflict with or violate the organizational documents of such person or any applicable Law or legal proceeding; (ix) require any officer, director or employee of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries to deliver or be required to deliver any certificate or take any other action pursuant to this Section 6.15 to the extent any such action would reasonably be expected to result in personal liability to such officer, director or employee; (x) require the Company, any of its Subsidiaries, or any of its or their respective Representatives prior to Closing to make any representation to Sponsor, any of its Affiliates, any lender, agent or lead arranger to any Debt Financing, or any other person with respect to any actions under this Section 6.15, as to the solvency of the Company, any of its Subsidiaries or any of its or their respective Representatives, or to deliver or require to be delivered any solvency or similar certificate; or (xi) require the Company or any of its Subsidiaries to prepare financial statements or other information in respect of a Subsidiary of the Company of the type required by Rule 3-10 or Rule 3-16 of Regulation S-X.

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(d)          Any commitment and other fees due and payable, and any expenses required to be reimbursed by Sponsor or an Affiliate of Sponsor, under the Commitment Letter or under commitment letters for any Additional Debt Financing prior to the Closing Date will be shared equally between Sponsor and the Company; provided, however, that, at Closing, the Company shall reimburse Sponsor for any portion of such fees and expenses paid by Sponsor or its Affiliates on or prior to the Effective Time. Any commitment and other fees due and payable, and any expenses required to be reimbursed by Sponsor or an Affiliate of Sponsor, under the Commitment Letter, the Engagement Letter, commitment letters for any Additional Debt Financing or under any Debt Documents on or after the Closing Date will be paid by Company.

 

(e)          Sponsor shall keep Company informed on a reasonably current basis in reasonable detail of the status of its efforts to arrange any Additional Debt Financing and provide to the Company copies of executed commitment letters, fee letters and term sheets with respect to the Additional Debt Financing (if any). If Sponsor or any of its Affiliates has a consultation, approval or other consent right under the Commitment Letter, Sponsor will consult in good faith with the Company and reasonably consider the Company’s view in taking any such actions under the Commitment Letter. Sponsor shall use reasonable best efforts to take, or cause to be taken, all actions and do, or cause to be done, as promptly as possible, all things necessary, proper or advisable to arrange and obtain the Debt Financing on the terms and conditions described in the Commitment Letter and commitment letters for any Additional Debt Financing, including using reasonable best efforts to, as promptly as possible, (i) satisfy, or cause to be satisfied, on a timely basis all conditions that may be applicable to Sponsor obtaining the Debt Financing set forth therein, (ii) negotiate and facilitate the entry by the applicable Subsidiary of the Company into definitive agreements (the “Debt Documents”) with respect thereto on the terms and conditions contemplated by the Commitment Letter and any commitment letters for any Additional Debt Financing or on other terms that are (A) acceptable to the Lenders and (B) in the aggregate not materially less favorable, taken as a whole, to the Company and its Subsidiaries, (iii) timely prepare the necessary offering circulars, private placement memoranda, or other offering documents or marketing materials with respect to the Debt Financing, (iv) commence the syndication activities contemplated by the Commitment Letter and (v) assign the Commitment Letter, the Engagement Letter and any commitment letters for any Additional Debt Financing to the Subsidiary (or Subsidiaries) of the Company identified by the Company to Sponsor, which assignment the Company shall cause such Subsidiary (or Subsidiaries) to accept effective as of the Effective Time. Any material breach by Sponsor of the Commitment Letter or any commitment letter with respect to any Additional Debt Financing shall be deemed to be a breach by Sponsor of this Section 6.15(e). Sponsor shall give the Company prompt written notice (A) of any breach or default (or any event or circumstance that, with or without notice, lapse of time or both, would reasonably be expected to result in breach or default) by any party to the Commitment Letter, any commitment letter with respect to any Additional Debt Financing or other Debt Document of which Sponsor becomes aware, (B) if and when Sponsor becomes aware that any portion of the Debt Financing contemplated by any Commitment Letter or any commitment letter with respect to any Additional Debt Financing may not be available for the Financing Purposes, (C) of the receipt of any written notice or other written communication from any Person with respect to any (1) actual or potential breach, default, termination or repudiation by any party to any Commitment Letter, any commitment letter with respect to any Additional Debt Financing or other Debt Document or (2) material dispute or disagreement between or among any parties to any Commitment Letter, any commitment letter with respect to any Additional Debt Financing or other Debt Document (but excluding, for the avoidance of doubt, any ordinary course negotiations with respect to the terms of the Debt Financing or Debt Documents), and (D) of any expiration or termination of any Commitment Letter, any commitment letter with respect to any Additional Debt Financing or other Debt Document. Without limiting the foregoing, Sponsor shall keep the Company informed on a reasonably current basis in reasonable detail of the status of its efforts to arrange the Debt Financing and provide to the Company copies of any of the written notices or communications described in the preceding sentence. To the extent Sponsor or an Affiliate of Sponsor is party to the Commitment Letter, any commitment letter with respect to any Additional Debt Financing, Sponsor shall (and shall cause such Affiliate to) (1) comply in all material respects with the Commitment Letter, such commitment letter with respect to any Additional Debt Financing and the Debt Documents, and (2) not permit, without the prior written consent of the Company, any material amendment or modification to be made to, or any termination, rescission or withdrawal of, or any material waiver of any provision or remedy thereunder without the Company’s consent.

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(f)          Sponsor acknowledges and agrees that obtaining debt financing is not a condition to the Closing. In the event that the Debt Financing is not obtained, Sponsor will continue to be obligated, subject to satisfaction of the conditions set forth in Article VII, to consummate the Merger and the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement.

 

Section 6.16    Rights. Prior to the Effective Time, the board of directors of the Company shall take all necessary action to cause, in connection with the consummation of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement, the Rights to cease to be outstanding as of the Effective Time and to terminate the SPRA, effective immediately as of the Effective Time, without payment of any consideration in respect thereof.

 

Section 6.17    Final Resolution of Specified Litigation. The Company hereby covenants and agrees to issue additional Continuing Class A Shares to Sponsor for no additional consideration in respect of the Final Resolution of Specified Litigation as set forth below:

 

(a)          If there has been a Final Resolution of any of the Specified Litigation prior to the Effective Time, the Company shall, at the Effective Time, issue to Sponsor an additional number of Continuing Class A Shares equal to:

 

(A / B) x (C / (C - D)) x (D / C);

 

where

 

A = The aggregate Losses arising out of or relating to all Specified Litigation and incurred prior to the Effective Time;

 

B = the Per Share Cash Consideration;

 

C = The total number of Class A Shares issued and outstanding after giving effect to the transactions contemplated by Article IV and excluding any Continuing Class A Shares to be issued pursuant to this Section 6.17; and

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D = The number of Continuing Class A Shares issued pursuant to Section 4.2(e).

 

(b)          If, from time to time, there is a Final Resolution of any Specified Litigation after the Effective Time, the Company shall, on the fifteenth business day following such Final Resolution, issue to Sponsor a number of additional Continuing Class A Shares equal to:

 

(E / F) x ((C + G) / (C + G - H)) x (H / (C + G));

 

where

 

E = The aggregate Losses arising out of or relating to all Specified Litigation and incurred prior to the date of such Final Resolution, less any Losses previously taken into account in any adjustment under this Section 6.17;

 

F = The VWAP for the Continuing Class A Shares for the ten trading days commencing on the first full trading day following such Final Resolution;

 

G = The total number of Continuing Class A Shares previously issued pursuant to this Section 6.17 (appropriately adjusted for any stock split, reverse stock split or similar event since initial issuance); and

 

H = The total number of Continuing Class A Shares previously issued pursuant to Section 4.2(e) or this Section 6.17 (appropriately adjusted for any stock split, reverse stock split or similar event since initial issuance).

 

(c)         Twelve months following the Final Resolution of all Specified Litigation, the Company shall issue to Sponsor, to the extent there are still Losses that have not been taken into account under this Section 6.17, a number of additional Continuing Class A Shares determined in accordance with Section 6.17(b) as if such twelve month anniversary were the date of announcement of such Final Resolution.

 

(d)         Following the date of resolution of any Specified Litigation pursuant to a written settlement agreement, consent decree or other final non-appealable judgment by a court of competent jurisdiction, the Company shall publicly announce the expected date of commencement of any applicable VWAP period under this Section 6.17.

 

(e)         Final Resolution” means, with respect to each matter comprising the Specified Litigation, the date that is sixty days following the resolution of such matter pursuant to a written settlement agreement, consent decree or other final non-appealable judgment by a court of competent jurisdiction.

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Losses” means the amount of all out-of-pocket losses, damages, costs, fees and expenses (including attorney’s fees and expenses), and all fines, penalties, settlement amounts, indemnification obligations and other liabilities, in each case arising out of or relating to the Specified Litigation that are paid or accrued by the Company or any of its Affiliates (including Sponsor) with respect to all of the Specified Litigation; provided that, in each case, the amount of any Losses shall be net of any amounts (a) actually recovered by the Company or any of its wholly owned Subsidiaries under insurance policies in respect of the Specified Litigation, (b) received by the Company from SunEdison or other third parties as their contribution towards Losses relating to any Specified Litigation or (c) retained by the Company in respect of up to 1,060,699 Class A Shares issued to the claimants under the Whistleblower Complaints. If any Loss takes the form of the issue of Class A Shares, for purposes of calculating the additional Class A Shares to be issued under this Section 6.17, the amount of the Loss shall be equal to the applicable variable identified as “B” or “F”.

 

Specified Litigation” means the cases, including the claims asserted in each such case, entitled D.E. Shaw Composite Holdings, L.L.C., et al. v. TerraForm Power, LLC, et al., Index No. 651752/2016 (N.Y. Sup. Ct.), Chamblee v. TerraForm Power, Inc., et al., C.A. No. 16-cv-00981 (D. Md.) (now consolidated with other lawsuits under the title In re: SunEdison, Inc., Securities Litigation, 16-md-02742 (S.D.N.Y.)), the Whistleblower Complaints and any subsequent litigation arising from any such case or the facts underlying such case, including, but not limited to, amended or reformed pleadings related to those cases.

 

VWAP” means the volume-weighted average trading price of Class A Shares on the NASDAQ.

 

Whistleblower Complaints” means Gundin v. TerraForm Global, Inc., et al., C.A. No. 17-cv-00516 (D. Md.) and Zornoza v. TerraForm Global, Inc., et al., C.A. No. 17-cv-00515 (D. Md.).

 

Article VII

CONDITIONS

 

Section 7.1            Conditions to Each Party’s Obligation to Effect the Merger. The respective obligation of each party to effect the Merger is subject to the satisfaction or waiver at or prior to the Effective Time of each of the following conditions (except with respect to the Requisite Company Vote required under Section 7.1(a), which is not waivable):

 

(a)          Stockholder Approval. This Agreement shall have been duly adopted by holders of Shares constituting the Requisite Company Vote.

 

(b)          Regulatory Consents. The approvals of the Governmental Entities set forth on Section 7.1(b) of the Company Disclosure Letter shall have been obtained without any Burdensome Condition being imposed.

 

(c)          Charter Amendment Approval. The Company shall have obtained the approval of the amendment of the Charter pursuant to Section 2.1 by the holders of Shares constituting the Charter Amendment Vote.

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(d)          Litigation. No court or other Governmental Entity of competent jurisdiction shall have enacted, issued, promulgated, enforced or entered any Law (whether temporary, preliminary or permanent) that is in effect and restrains, enjoins or otherwise prohibits consummation of the Merger (collectively, an “Order”).

 

(e)          Bankruptcy Court Orders. The Bankruptcy Court shall have entered orders in the forms set forth in Section 7.1(e) of the Company Disclosure Letter, as each may be amended, modified or supplemented with the prior written consent of Sponsor (the “Bankruptcy Court Orders”), authorizing and approving the entry by SunEdison and any other Debtor party thereto into (i) the Settlement Agreement and (ii) the Voting and Support Agreement and any other agreement entered into in connection with the Merger or the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement to which SunEdison or any other Debtor will be a party; provided that the prior written consent of Sponsor shall not be required with respect to amendments, modifications or supplements to the forms of the Bankruptcy Court Orders that are (x) immaterial and (y) not adverse, in each case to Sponsor, the Company, this Agreement and the transactions contemplated herein or in the Ancillary Agreements. The Bankruptcy Court Orders shall be in full force and effect and shall be Final Orders. “Final Order” means an order or judgment of the Bankruptcy Court entered by the clerk of the Bankruptcy Court on the docket in the SunEdison Bankruptcy Case, which has not been modified, amended, reversed, vacated or stayed and as to which (a) the time to appeal, petition for certiorari, or move for a new trial, reargument or rehearing has expired and as to which no appeal, petition for certiorari or motion for new trial, reargument or rehearing shall then be pending or (b) if an appeal, writ of certiorari, new trial, reargument or rehearing thereof has been sought, either (i) no stay of such order or judgment shall be in effect, (ii) no motion or application for a stay of such order or judgment shall be filed and pending or such motion or application shall have been denied, or (iii) if a stay of such order or judgment has been granted, then (x) the stay shall have been dissolved or (y) such order or judgment of the Bankruptcy Court shall have been affirmed by the highest court to which such order was appealed, or certiorari shall have been denied, or a new trial, reargument or rehearing shall have been denied or resulted in no modification of such order, and the time to take any further appeal, petition for certiorari or move for a new trial, reargument or rehearing shall have expired, as a result of which such order shall have become final in accordance with Rule 8002 of the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure; provided, that the possibility that a motion under Rule 60 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, or any analogous rule under the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, may be filed relating to such order, shall not cause such order not to be a Final Order.

 

(f)          Ancillary Agreements. Each of the Ancillary Agreements shall have been duly executed and delivered by each party thereto.

 

(g)         Exchange. The Exchange and the issuance of the Additional SunE Shares pursuant to Section 4.1(a)(i) shall have occurred.

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Section 7.2      Conditions to Obligations of Sponsor and Merger Sub. The obligations of Sponsor and Merger Sub to effect the Merger are also subject to the satisfaction or waiver by Sponsor at or prior to the Effective Time of the following conditions:

 

(a)          Representations and Warranties. (i) The representation and warranty of the Company set forth in Section 5.1(f)(y) of this Agreement shall be true and correct as of the date of this Agreement and as of the Closing Date as though made on and as of such date; (ii) all other representations and warranties of the Company set forth in this Agreement shall be true and correct (without giving effect to any qualification as to “materiality” or “Company Material Adverse Effect” set forth therein) as of the date of this Agreement and as of the Closing Date as though made on and as of such date (except to the extent that any such representation and warranty expressly speaks as of a specified date, in which case such representation and warranty shall be so true and correct as of such specified date), provided, however, that notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, the condition set forth in this Section 7.2(a)(ii) shall be deemed to have been satisfied even if any representations and warranties of the Company (other than the first sentence of Section 5.1(a) (Organization, Good Standing and Qualification), Section 5.1(b)(i)(Capital Structure), Section 5.1(c)(Corporate Authority; Approval and Fairness), Section 5.1(l)(Takeover Statutes) and Section 5.1(r)(Brokers, Finders and Other Advisors)) are not so true and correct unless the matters giving rise to the failure of such representations and warranties of the Company to be so true and correct, individually or in the aggregate, have had or would be reasonably likely to have a Company Material Adverse Effect; (iii) the representations and warranties of the Company set forth in Section 5.1(b)(i)(Capital Structure) shall be true and correct as of the date of this Agreement and as of the Closing Date as though made on and as of such date (except to the extent that any such representation and warranty expressly speaks as of a specified date, in which case such representation and warranty shall be so true and correct as of such specified date) except for de minimis inaccuracies; (iv) the representations and warranties of the Company set forth in the first sentence of Section 5.1(a) (Organization, Good Standing and Qualification), Section 5.1(c)(Corporate Authority; Approval and Fairness), Section 5.1(l)(Takeover Statutes) and Section 5.1(r) (Brokers, Finders and Other Advisors)) shall be true and correct in all material respects as of the date of this Agreement and as of the Closing Date as though made on and as of such date (except to the extent that any such representation and warranty expressly speaks as of a specified date, in which case such representation and warranty shall be so true and correct as of such specified date); and (v) Sponsor shall have received at the Closing a certificate signed on behalf of the Company by an executive officer of the Company to the effect that the condition set forth in this Section 7.2(a) has been satisfied.

 

(b)          Performance of Obligations of the Company. The Company shall have performed in all material respects all obligations required to be performed by it under this Agreement at or prior to the Closing Date, and Sponsor shall have received a certificate signed on behalf of the Company by an executive officer of the Company to such effect.

 

(c)          UK Closing. Completion (as defined in the UK Sale Agreement) shall have occurred under the UK Sale Agreement.

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Section 7.3      Conditions to Obligation of the Company. The obligation of the Company to effect the Merger is also subject to the satisfaction or waiver by the Company at or prior to the Effective Time of the following conditions:

 

(a)          Representations and Warranties. The representations and warranties of Sponsor and Merger Sub set forth in this Agreement shall be true and correct (without giving effect to any qualification as to “materiality” or “material adverse effect” set forth therein) as of the date of this Agreement and as of the Closing Date as though made on and as of such date (except to the extent that any such representation and warranty expressly speaks as of a specified date, in which case such representation and warranty shall be so true and correct as of such specified date); provided, however, that notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, the condition set forth in this Section 7.3(a) shall be deemed to have been satisfied even if any representations and warranties of Parent and Merger Sub (other than Section 5.2(a)(i) (Organization, Good Standing and Qualification) and Section 5.2(b) (Corporate Authority)) are not so true and correct unless the matters giving rise to the failure of such representations and warranties of Parent and Merger Sub to be so true and correct, individually or in the aggregate, would be reasonably likely to (x) upon consummation of the Merger, have a material adverse effect on the financial condition, business or results of operations of the Surviving Corporation and its Subsidiaries or (y) prevent, materially delay or materially impair the ability of Sponsor Parent and its Affiliates to enter into and perform their obligations under the Ancillary Agreements, and (ii) the Company shall have received at the Closing a certificate signed on behalf of Sponsor by an executive officer of Sponsor to the effect that the condition set forth in this Section 7.3(a) has been satisfied.

 

(b)          Performance of Obligations of Sponsor and Merger Sub. Each of Sponsor and Merger Sub shall have performed in all material respects all obligations required to be performed by it under this Agreement at or prior to the Closing Date, and the Company shall have received a certificate signed on behalf of Sponsor by an executive officer of Sponsor to such effect.

 

Article VIII

TERMINATION

 

Section 8.1      Termination by Mutual Consent. This Agreement may be terminated and the Merger may be abandoned at any time prior to the Effective Time, whether before or after the Requisite Company Vote is obtained, by mutual written consent of the Company and Sponsor.

 

Section 8.2      Termination by Either Sponsor or the Company. This Agreement may be terminated and the Merger may be abandoned at any time prior to the Effective Time by either Sponsor or the Company:

 

(a)          regardless of whether the Requisite Company Vote has been obtained, if the Merger shall not have been consummated by December 6, 2017 (the “Termination Date”); provided, however, that if the condition to Closing set forth in Section 7.1(b) has not been satisfied or waived on or prior to such date but all other conditions to Closing set forth in Article VII have been satisfied or waived (except for those conditions that by their nature are to be satisfied at the Closing), the Termination Date may be extended by either the Company or Sponsor to a date not beyond March 6, 2018, and such date, as so extended, shall be the “Termination Date”; provided, further, that the right to terminate this Agreement pursuant to this Section 8.2(a) shall not be available to any party that has breached in any material respect its obligations set forth in this Agreement in any manner that shall have materially contributed to or resulted in the occurrence of the failure of a condition to the consummation of the Merger;

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(b)         regardless of whether the Requisite Company Vote has been obtained, if any Order permanently restraining, enjoining or otherwise prohibiting consummation of the Merger shall become final and non-appealable; provided that the right to terminate this Agreement pursuant to this Section 8.2(b) shall not be available to any party that has breached in any material respect its obligations set forth in this Agreement in any manner that shall have materially contributed to or resulted in the occurrence of the failure of a condition to the consummation of the Merger;

 

(c)          if the Requisite Company Vote or the Charter Amendment Vote shall not have been obtained at the Stockholders Meeting or at any adjournment or postponement thereof taken in accordance with this Agreement; or

 

(d)         if the Settlement Agreement shall have been terminated in accordance with its terms.

 

Section 8.3      Termination by the Company. This Agreement may be terminated and the Merger may be abandoned at any time prior to the Effective Time by the Company:

 

(a)          if there has been a breach of any representation, warranty, covenant or agreement made by Sponsor or Merger Sub in this Agreement, or any such representation or warranty shall have become untrue or incorrect after the date of this Agreement, such that the condition set forth in Section 7.3(a) or Section 7.3(b) would not be satisfied and such breach or failure to be true and correct is not curable prior to the Termination Date or, if curable prior to the Termination Date, has not been cured within the earlier of (x) thirty (30) days after written notice thereof has been given by the Company to Sponsor and (y) the Termination Date; provided, however, that the right to terminate this Agreement pursuant to this Section 8.3(a) shall not be available to the Company if it has breached in any material respect its obligations set forth in this Agreement in any manner that shall have materially contributed to or resulted in the occurrence of the failure of a condition to the consummation of the Merger.

 

Section 8.4      Termination by Sponsor. This Agreement may be terminated and the Merger may be abandoned at any time prior to the Effective Time by Sponsor:

 

(a)          if the board of directors of the Company or any duly authorized committee thereof shall have made and not withdrawn a Change of Recommendation, or

 

(b)         if there has been a breach of any representation, warranty, covenant or agreement made by the Company in this Agreement, or any such representation or warranty shall have become untrue or incorrect after the date of this Agreement, such that the condition set forth in Section 7.2(a) or Section 7.2(b) would not be satisfied and such breach or failure to be true and correct is not curable prior to the Termination Date or, if curable prior to the Termination Date, has not been cured within the earlier of (x) thirty (30) days after written notice thereof has been given by Sponsor to the Company and (y) the Termination Date; provided, however, that the right to terminate this Agreement pursuant to this Section 8.4(b) shall not be available to Sponsor if Sponsor or Merger Sub has breached in any material respect its obligations set forth in this Agreement in any manner that shall have materially contributed to or resulted in the occurrence of the failure of a condition to the consummation of the Merger.

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Section 8.5             Effect of Termination and Abandonment.

 

(a)           Except as provided in paragraph (b) below, in the event of termination of this Agreement and the abandonment of the Merger pursuant to this Article VIII, this Agreement shall become void and of no effect with no liability to any Person on the part of any party hereto (or of any of its Representatives or Affiliates); provided, however, and notwithstanding anything in the foregoing to the contrary, that (i) no such termination shall relieve any party hereto of any liability or damages to the other party hereto resulting from fraud or any willful material breach of this Agreement and (ii) the provisions set forth in this Section 8.5 and the second sentence of Section 9.1 shall survive the termination of this Agreement.

 

(b)           In the event that this Agreement is terminated:

 

(i)  by either the Company or Sponsor pursuant to Section 8.2(a) (and, at the time of such termination pursuant to Section 8.2(a), any of the conditions set forth in Section 7.1(a), Section 7.1(c) or Section 7.1(e) shall not have been met), Section 8.2(c) or Section 8.2(d) and, at the time of such termination, the board of directors of the Company or any duly authorized committee thereof shall not have made and not withdrawn a Change of Recommendation, then promptly, but in no event later than three (3) business days, after the date of such termination, the Company shall pay to Sponsor all of the reasonable and documented out-of-pocket expenses, including those of the Paying Agent, incurred by Sponsor or any of its Affiliates in connection with this Agreement and the Merger and the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement (including any fees payable by and any other out-of-pocket expenses of Sponsor or any of its Affiliates in connection with the Debt Financing), in an amount not to exceed $17,000,000 (the “Sponsor Expense Reimbursement”);

 

(ii)          by either the Company or Sponsor pursuant to Section 8.2(a) (and, at the time of such termination pursuant to Section 8.2(a), any of the conditions set forth in Section 7.1(a), Section 7.1(c) or Section 7.1(e) shall not have been met), Section 8.2(c) or Section 8.2(d) (provided that, at the time of such termination pursuant to Section 8.2(c) or Section 8.2(d), the board of directors of the Company or any duly authorized committee thereof shall not have made and not withdrawn a Change of Recommendation) and, in each case, either

 

(A)          (1)          a bona fide Acquisition Proposal shall have been made to the Company or any of its Subsidiaries or SunEdison or a substantial portion of its creditors, or any Person shall have publicly announced a bona fide Acquisition Proposal and such Acquisition Proposal shall not have been publicly withdrawn prior to the date of the event giving rise to the applicable right of termination, and

 

(2)          within twelve (12) months of such termination, (x) the Company or any of its Subsidiaries or SunEdison or any of its Subsidiaries shall have entered into a definitive agreement for an Acquisition Proposal (other than an Excluded Distribution) or (y) there shall have been consummated an Acquisition Proposal (other than an Excluded Distribution) and, in each case, either (I) the other party to such Acquisition Proposal or any of its Affiliates has obtained or will obtain the right to appoint a member of the board of directors of the Company or any other indicia of control or (II) such Acquisition Proposal would qualify as an Acquisition Proposal if all references to “15% or more” were replaced with “30% or more”, or

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(B)          (1)          a bona fide Acquisition Proposal shall have been made by any Person to the Company or any of its Subsidiaries or SunEdison or a substantial portion of its creditors or any Person shall have publicly announced a bona fide Acquisition Proposal, regardless of whether such Acquisition Proposal may have been withdrawn prior to the date of any such termination or the event giving rise to the applicable right of termination, and

 

(2)         within twelve (12) months of such termination, (x) the Company or any of its Subsidiaries or SunEdison or any of its Subsidiaries shall have entered into a definitive agreement for an Acquisition Proposal (other than an Excluded Distribution with the Person referred to in sub-clause (B)(1) or any Affiliate of such Person or (y) there shall have been consummated an Acquisition Proposal (other than an Excluded Distribution) with the Person referred to in sub-clause (B)(1) or any Affiliate of such Person and, in each case, either (I) such Person or any of its Affiliates has obtained or will obtain the right to appoint a member of the board of directors of the Company or any other indicia of control or (II) such Acquisition Proposal would qualify as an Acquisition Proposal if all references to “15% or more” were replaced with “30% or more”,

 

then promptly after the earlier of the entry into such definitive agreement with respect to an Acquisition Proposal and the consummation of such Acquisition Proposal, but in no event later than three (3) business days after such entry or such consummation, the Company shall pay to Sponsor an amount equal to the excess of (x) a termination fee of $50,000,000 (the “Termination Fee”) over (y) any Sponsor Expense Reimbursement previously paid;

 

(iii)         by either the Company or Sponsor pursuant to Section 8.2(a), Section 8.2(c) or Section 8.2(d) and, at the time of such termination, the board of directors of the Company or any duly authorized committee thereof shall have made and not withdrawn a Change of Recommendation, then promptly, but in no event later than three (3) business days, after the date of such termination, the Company shall pay to Sponsor the Termination Fee; and

 

(iv)         by Sponsor pursuant to Section 8.4(a) and, at the time of such termination, the conditions set forth in Section 7.1(a), Section 7.1(c) or Section 7.1(e) shall not have been met, then promptly, but in no event later than three (3) business days, after the date of such termination, the Company shall pay to Sponsor the Termination Fee.

 

For purposes of this Agreement, (i) “Excluded Distribution” means (A) any plan of reorganization, liquidation, foreclosure, enforcement of creditors’ rights or other distribution to creditors or shareholders of, by or for SunEdison that results in the distribution to the creditors or shareholders of SunEdison, directly or indirectly, of all or substantially all equity securities of the Company held by SunEdison and its Affiliates unless such distribution would result in any Specified Person or any “group” (as defined in the Exchange Act) that contains a Specified Person (x) becoming the beneficial owner, directly or indirectly, of 15% or more of any class of equity securities of the Company and obtaining the right to appoint a member of the board of directors of the Company or other indicia of control of the Company or (y) becoming the beneficial owner, directly or indirectly, of 30% or more of any class of equity securities of the Company, or (B) a Stand-Alone Conversion (as defined in the Settlement Agreement), and (ii) “Specified Person” means any Person who has entered into a confidentiality or similar agreement with the Company in connection with the Company’s strategic review process and submitted an acquisition proposal to the Company on or after January 1, 2017, or any Affiliate of such Person.

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Any payments made to Sponsor pursuant to this Section 8.5(b) shall be made by wire transfer of immediately available funds. In no event shall the Company be required to pay any combination of the Termination Fee and the Sponsor Expense Reimbursement aggregating to more than $50,000,000 or be required to pay any of the Termination Fee or the Sponsor Expense Reimbursement on more than one occasion.

 

(c)          The Company acknowledges that the agreements contained in Section 8.5(b) are an integral part of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement, and that, without these agreements, Sponsor and Merger Sub would not enter into this Agreement; accordingly, if the Company fails to promptly pay the Termination Fee or the Sponsor Expense Reimbursement due pursuant to Section 8.5(b), and, in order to obtain such payment, Sponsor or Merger Sub commences a suit that results in a judgment against the Company for the Termination Fee or the Sponsor Expense Reimbursement set forth in Section 8.5(b) or any portion thereof, the Company shall pay to Sponsor or Merger Sub its costs and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) in connection with such suit, together with interest on the amount of the Termination Fee or the Sponsor Expense Reimbursement or such portion thereof at the prime rate of JPMorgan Chase in effect on the date such payment was required to be made through the date of payment. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement, except in the case of fraud or willful material breach of this Agreement by the Company, in the event that the Termination Fee or the Sponsor Expense Reimbursement, as the case may be, is payable and actually paid to Sponsor in accordance with this Section 8.5, the payment of such Termination Fee or the Sponsor Expense Reimbursement and the amounts described in the first sentence of this Section 8.5(c) shall be the sole and exclusive remedy of Sponsor, Merger Sub and their respective Affiliates against the Company, its Subsidiaries and any of their respective former, current or future stockholders, directors, officers, Affiliates, agents or other Representatives for any loss suffered as a result of any breach of any covenant or agreement in this Agreement or the failure of the Merger or the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement to be consummated, and upon payment of such amount, none of the Company, its Subsidiaries or any of their respective former, current or future stockholders, directors, officers, Affiliates, agents or other Representatives shall have any further liability or obligation relating to or arising out of this Agreement or the Merger or the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement; provided, however, that this Section 8.5(c) shall not limit the right of the parties to specific performance of this Agreement pursuant to Section 9.5(c) prior to the termination of this Agreement.

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Article IX

MISCELLANEOUS AND GENERAL

 

Section 9.1      Survival. This Article IX and the agreements of the Company, Sponsor and Merger Sub contained in Article IV and Section 6.9 (Employee Benefits), 6.10 (Expenses), 6.11 (Indemnification; Directors’ and Officers’ Insurance) and 6.17 (Final Resolution of Specified Litigation) shall survive the consummation of the Merger. This Article IX and the agreements of the Company, Sponsor and Merger Sub contained in Section 6.10 (Expenses) and Section 8.5 (Effect of Termination and Abandonment) and the Confidentiality Agreement shall survive the termination of this Agreement. All other representations, warranties, covenants and agreements in this Agreement shall not survive the consummation of the Merger or the termination of this Agreement.

 

Section 9.2      Modification or Amendment. Subject to the provisions of the applicable Laws, at any time prior to the Effective Time, the parties hereto may modify or amend this Agreement, by written agreement executed and delivered by duly authorized officers of the respective parties. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, no Debt Financing Provision may be amended, modified or waived in a manner that is materially adverse to the Financing Sources without the prior written consent of the Financing Sources that are a party to the Commitment Letter.

 

Section 9.3      Waiver of Conditions. The conditions to each of the parties’ obligations to consummate the Merger are for the sole benefit of such party and may be waived by such party in whole or in part to the extent permitted by applicable Laws, except with respect to the Requisite Company Vote required under Section 7.1(a), which is not waivable. Any agreement on the part of a party to any such waiver shall be valid only if set forth in an instrument in writing signed by such party. The failure of any party to assert any of its rights hereunder or under applicable Law shall not constitute a waiver of such rights and, except as otherwise expressly provided herein, no single or partial exercise by any party of any of its rights hereunder precludes any other or further exercise of any such rights or any other rights hereunder or under applicable Law.

 

Section 9.4      Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in any number of counterparts, each such counterpart being deemed to be an original instrument, and all such counterparts shall together constitute the same agreement. 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 email 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.

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Section 9.5      GOVERNING LAW AND VENUE; WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL; SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE. (a) THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE DEEMED TO BE MADE IN AND IN ALL RESPECTS SHALL BE INTERPRETED, CONSTRUED AND GOVERNED BY AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE WITHOUT REGARD TO THE CONFLICTS OF LAW PRINCIPLES THEREOF TO THE EXTENT THAT SUCH PRINCIPLES WOULD DIRECT A MATTER TO ANOTHER JURISDICTION. The parties hereby irrevocably submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction of the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware or, to the extent such Court declines to accept jurisdiction over a particular matter, any Federal court of the United States of America located in the State of Delaware solely in respect of the interpretation and enforcement of the provisions of this Agreement and of the documents referred to in this Agreement, and in respect of the transactions contemplated hereby and thereby, and hereby waive, and agree not to assert, as a defense in any action, suit or proceeding for the interpretation or enforcement hereof or of 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 such courts or that such courts are an inconvenient forum, or that the venue of such courts may not be appropriate or that this Agreement or any such document may not be enforced in or by such courts, and the parties hereto irrevocably agree that all claims with respect to such action, suit or proceeding shall be heard and determined in such a Delaware Court of Chancery or Federal court. The parties hereby consent to and grant any such court jurisdiction over the person of such parties and, to the extent permitted by law, over the subject matter of such dispute and agree that mailing of process or other papers in connection with any such action or proceeding in the manner provided in Section 9.6 shall be valid, effective and sufficient service thereof. Notwithstanding the foregoing each of the parties hereto agrees that it will not bring or support any action, cause of action, claim, cross-claim or third party claim of any kind or description, whether in law or in equity, whether in contract or in tort or otherwise, against the Financing Sources in any way relating to this Agreement or any of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement, including but not limited to any dispute arising out of or relating in any way to the Commitment Letter, Debt Documents or Financing Documents or any other letter or agreement related to any Debt Financing or the performance thereof, in any forum other than any State or Federal court sitting in the Borough of Manhattan in the City of New York, except as otherwise set forth in the Commitment Letter or in the Debt Documents. The parties hereto further agree that all of the provisions of Section 9.5(b) relating to waiver of jury trial shall apply to any action, cause of action, claim, cross-claim or third party claim against any Financing Source.

 

(b)         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 ACTION, SUIT OR PROCEEDING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT, OR THE TRANSACTIONS CONTEMPLATED BY THIS AGREEMENT, INCLUDING ANY DISPUTE ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THE COMMITMENT LETTER OR THE PERFORMANCE THEREOF. 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 ANY ACTION, SUIT OR PROCEEDING, SEEK TO ENFORCE THE FOREGOING WAIVER, (ii) EACH PARTY UNDERSTANDS AND HAS CONSIDERED THE IMPLICATIONS OF THIS WAIVER, (iii) EACH PARTY MAKES THIS WAIVER VOLUNTARILY, AND (iv) EACH PARTY HAS BEEN INDUCED TO ENTER INTO THIS AGREEMENT BY, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THE MUTUAL WAIVERS AND CERTIFICATIONS IN THIS SECTION 9.5.

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(c)          The parties agree that irreparable damage 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 and that monetary damages would not be an adequate remedy therefor. Accordingly, each party agrees that in the event of any breach or threatened breach by any other party of any covenant or obligation contained in this Agreement (including the obligation of the parties hereto to consummate the transactions contemplated by this Agreement and the obligation of Sponsor and Merger Sub to pay and the Company’s stockholders’ right to receive the aggregate consideration payable to them pursuant to the transactions contemplated by this Agreement, in each case in accordance with the terms and subject to the conditions of this Agreement), the non-breaching party shall be entitled (in addition to any other remedy that may be available to it whether at law or in equity, including monetary damages) to (i) a decree or order of specific performance to enforce the observance and performance of such covenant or obligation and (ii) an injunction restraining such breach or threatened breach. In the event that any action is brought in equity to enforce the provisions of this Agreement, no party shall allege, and each party hereby waives the defense or counterclaim, that there is an adequate remedy at law or an award of specific performance is not an appropriate remedy for any reason at law or in equity. 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 9.5, and each party irrevocably waives any right it may have to require the obtaining, furnishing or posting of any such bond or similar instrument.

 

Section 9.6      Notices. Any notice, request, instruction or other document to be given hereunder by any party to the others shall be in writing and delivered personally or sent by registered or certified mail, postage prepaid, overnight courier or email:

 

If to Sponsor or Merger Sub:
   
Brookfield Asset Management Inc.
181 Bay Street, Suite 300
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2T3
Attention: Jennifer Mazin
Telephone: (416) 363-9491
Email: jennifer.mazin@brookfield.com
 
(with a copy to (which shall not constitute notice)

 

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Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
825 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY 10019
Attention: Richard Hall
  Joel Herold
Facsimile: (212) 474-3700
Telephone: (212) 474-1000
Email: rhall@cravath.com
  jherold@cravath.com)
 
If to the Company:
 
TerraForm Power, Inc.
7550 Wisconsin Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20814
Attention: General Counsel
  Chief Financial Officer
Telephone: (240) 762-7727
Email: SDeschler@terraform.com
  BCranna@terraform.com
 
(with a copy to (which shall not constitute notice)
 
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
125 Broad Street, New York, NY 10004
Attention: Joseph B. Frumkin
  Inosi M. Nyatta
Facsimile: (212) 558-3588
Telephone: (212) 558-4000
Email: frumkinj@sullcrom.com
  nyattai@sullcrom.com
 
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
One Battery Park Plaza,
New York, NY 10004
Attention: Candace K. Beinecke
  Avner Bengera
Facsimile: (212) 299-6366
Telephone: (212) 299-6000
Email: candace.beinecke@hugheshubbard.com
  avner.bengera@hugheshubbard.com)

 

or to such other persons or addresses as may be designated in writing by the party to receive such notice as provided above. Any notice, request, instruction or other document given as provided above shall be deemed given to the receiving party upon actual receipt, if delivered personally; three (3) business days after deposit in the mail, if sent by registered or certified mail; on the next business day after deposit with an overnight courier, if sent by an overnight courier; when sent by electronic mail if sent by email.

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Section 9.7       Entire Agreement. This Agreement (including any exhibits hereto), the Company Disclosure Letter, the Settlement Agreement, the Voting and Support Agreement and the Confidentiality Agreement, dated December 3, 2016, between Sponsor Parent and the Company (the “Confidentiality Agreement”) constitute the entire agreement and supersede all other prior agreements, understandings, representations and warranties both written and oral, among the parties, with respect to the subject matter hereof. The parties hereto agree that the consummation of the Merger shall be deemed to be a “Standstill Fallaway Transaction” for purposes of the Confidentiality Agreement. EACH PARTY HERETO AGREES THAT, EXCEPT FOR THE REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES CONTAINED IN THIS AGREEMENT, NONE OF SPONSOR, MERGER SUB AND THE COMPANY MAKES OR RELIES ON ANY OTHER REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES OR INDUCEMENTS, AND EACH HEREBY DISCLAIMS ANY OTHER REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES OR INDUCEMENTS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY OTHER INFORMATION, MADE BY, OR MADE AVAILABLE BY, ITSELF OR ANY OF ITS REPRESENTATIVES, WITH RESPECT TO, OR IN CONNECTION WITH, THE NEGOTIATION, EXECUTION OR DELIVERY OF THIS AGREEMENT OR THE TRANSACTIONS CONTEMPLATED HEREBY, NOTWITHSTANDING THE DELIVERY OR DISCLOSURE TO THE OTHER OR THE OTHER’S REPRESENTATIVES OF ANY DOCUMENTATION OR OTHER INFORMATION WITH RESPECT TO ANY ONE OR MORE OF THE FOREGOING.

 

Section 9.8       No Third Party Beneficiaries. Except as provided in Section 6.11 (Indemnification; Directors’ and Officers’ Insurance), Sponsor and Merger Sub, on the one hand, and the Company, on the other hand, hereby agree that their respective representations, warranties and covenants set forth herein are solely for the benefit of the other party hereto, in accordance with and subject to the terms of this Agreement, and this Agreement is not intended to, and does not, confer upon any Person other than the parties hereto (and their respective successors and permitted assigns) any rights or remedies hereunder, including, the right to rely upon the representations and warranties set forth herein. The parties hereto further agree that the rights of third party beneficiaries under Section 6.11 shall not arise unless and until the Effective Time occurs. The representations and warranties in this Agreement are the product of negotiations among the parties hereto and are for the sole benefit of the parties hereto. Any inaccuracies in such representations and warranties are subject to waiver by the parties hereto in accordance with Section 9.3 without notice or liability to any other Person. In some instances, the representations and warranties in this Agreement may represent an allocation among the parties hereto of risks associated with particular matters regardless of the knowledge of any of the parties hereto. Consequently, Persons other than the parties hereto may not rely upon the representations and warranties in this Agreement as characterizations of actual facts or circumstances as of the date of this Agreement or as of any other date. Notwithstanding the foregoing, each of the Financing Sources shall be an express third party beneficiary with respect to this Section 9.8 and Section 9.2, 9.5(a), 9.5(b) and 9.14 (such provisions, collectively, the “Debt Financing Provisions”).

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Section 9.9       Obligations of Sponsor and of the Company. Whenever this Agreement requires a Subsidiary of Sponsor to take any action, such requirement shall be deemed to include an undertaking on the part of Sponsor to cause such Subsidiary to take such action. In furtherance of the foregoing, Sponsor hereby guarantees the due, prompt and faithful payment, performance and discharge by Merger Sub of, and the compliance by Merger Sub with, all of the covenants, agreements, obligations and undertakings of Merger Sub under this Agreement in accordance with the terms of this Agreement, and covenants and agrees to take all actions necessary or advisable to ensure such payment, performance and discharge by Merger Sub hereunder. Sponsor shall, immediately following execution of this Agreement, approve this Agreement in its capacity as sole stockholder of Merger Sub in accordance with applicable Law and the articles of incorporation and bylaws of Merger Sub. Whenever this Agreement requires a Subsidiary of the Company to take any action, such requirement shall be deemed to include an undertaking on the part of the Company to cause such Subsidiary to take such action and, after the Effective Time, on the part of the Surviving Corporation to cause such Subsidiary to take such action.

 

Section 9.10     Definitions. Each of the terms set forth in Annex A is defined in the Section of this Agreement set forth opposite such term.

 

Section 9.11     Severability. The provisions of this Agreement shall be deemed severable and the invalidity or unenforceability of any provision shall not affect the validity or enforceability of the other provisions hereof. If any provision of this Agreement, or the application of such provision to any Person or any circumstance, is invalid or unenforceable, (a) a suitable and equitable provision shall be substituted therefor in order to carry out, so far as may be valid and enforceable, the intent and purpose of such invalid or unenforceable provision and (b) the remainder of this Agreement and the application of such provision to other Persons or circumstances shall not be affected by such invalidity or unenforceability, nor shall such invalidity or unenforceability affect the validity or enforceability of such provision, or the application of such provision, in any other jurisdiction.

 

Section 9.12     Interpretation; Construction.

 

(a)          The table of contents and headings herein are for convenience of reference only, do not constitute part of this Agreement and shall not be deemed to limit or otherwise affect any of the provisions hereof. Where a reference in this Agreement is made to a Section or Exhibit, such reference shall be to a Section of or Exhibit to this Agreement unless otherwise indicated. Whenever the words “include”, “includes” or “including” are used in this Agreement, they shall be deemed to be followed by the words “without limitation.”

 

(b)          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.

 

(c)          The Company Disclosure Letter may include items and information the disclosure of which is not required either in response to an express disclosure requirement contained in a provision of this Agreement or as an exception to one or more representations or warranties contained in Article V or to one or more covenants contained in Article VI. Inclusion of any items or information in the Company Disclosure Letter shall not be deemed to be an acknowledgement or agreement that any such item or information (or any non-disclosed item or information of comparable or greater significance) is “material” or that, individually or in the aggregate, has had or would reasonably be likely to have Company Material Adverse Effect or to affect the interpretation of such term for purposes of this Agreement.

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Section 9.13     Assignment. This Agreement shall not be assignable by operation of law or otherwise; provided, however, that Sponsor may designate, by written notice to the Company, another wholly-owned direct or indirect subsidiary to be a Constituent Corporation in lieu of Merger Sub, in which event all references herein to Merger Sub shall be deemed references to such other subsidiary, except that all representations and warranties made herein with respect to Merger Sub as of the date of this Agreement shall be deemed representations and warranties made with respect to such other subsidiary as of the date of such designation; provided that any such designation shall not materially impede or delay the consummation of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement or otherwise materially impede the rights of the stockholders of the Company under this Agreement. Any purported assignment in violation of this Agreement is void.

 

Section 9.14     No Recourse to Financing Sources. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, the parties hereto hereby agree they will not bring or support any claim, cross-claim or third party claim, whether at Law or in equity, in contract or in tort against any Financing Sources in any way relating to this Agreement or the transactions contemplated by this Agreement. Nothing in this Section 9.14 shall in any way (a) expand the circumstances in which Sponsor may be liable under this Agreement or as a result of the transactions contemplated hereby (including as a result of the Debt Financing) or (b) limit or qualify the obligations and liabilities of the parties to the Commitment Letter to each other thereunder or in connection therewith.

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, this Agreement has been duly executed and delivered by the duly authorized officers of the parties hereto as of the date first written above.

     
  TERRAFORM POWER, INC.
     
  By: /s/ Authorized Person 
    Name:
    Title:
     
  ORION US HOLDINGS 1 L.P. by its general partner ORION US GP LLC
     
  By: /s/ Authorized Person 
    Name:
    Title:
     
  BRE TERP HOLDINGS INC.
     
  By: /s/ Authorized Person 
    Name:
    Title:

 


ANNEX A

 

DEFINED TERMS

 

Term Section
   
Acceptable Confidentiality Agreement 6.3(a)(v)
Acquisition Proposal 6.3(b)
Additional Debt Financing 6.15(a)
Additional SunE Shares 4.1(a)(i)
Affiliate 5.1(a)
Agreement Recitals
Alternative Acquisition Agreement 6.3(a)(v)
Ancillary Agreement Recitals
Ancillary Agreements Recitals
Anti-Corruption Laws 5.1(s)(iii)
Appraisal Shares 4.2(a)
Bankruptcy and Equity Exception 5.1(c)(i)
Bankruptcy Court 5.1(a)(I)
Bankruptcy Court Orders 7.1(e)
Book-Entry Share 4.2(c)
Bribery Act 5.1(s)(iii)
Burdensome Condition 6.6(d)(iii)
business day 1.2
By-Laws 2.2
Cash Election 4.3(b)(i)
Cash Shares 4.3(b)(i)
Certificate 4.2(c)
Change of Recommendation 6.3(c)(i)
Charter 2.1
Charter Amendment Vote 5.1(c)(i)
Class A Share Recitals
Class B Share Recitals
Closing 1.2
Closing Date 1.2
Code 4.3(j)
Commitment Letter 5.2(j)(ii)
Company Recitals
Company Disclosure Letter 5.1
Company Equity Awards 4.4(c)
Company Material Adverse Effect 5.1(a)
Company Plan 5.1(h)(i)
Company Recommendation 5.1(c)(ii)
Company Reports 5.1(e)(i)
Company Restricted Share 4.4(a)
Company RSU 4.4(b)
Confidentiality Agreement 9.7
A-1

 

Term Section
   
Conflicts Committee Rectals
Consideration Election 4.3(b)(i)
Constituent Corporations Recitals
Continuing Class A Share 4.2(a)
Continuing Employees 6.9(a)
Contract 5.1(a)
control 5.1(a)
controlled by 5.1(a)
controlling 5.1(a)
D&O Insurance 6.11(b)
Debt Documents 6.15(e)
Debt Financing 6.15(a)
Debt Financing Provisions 9.8
Debtors 5.1(a)(I)
Delaware Certificate of Merger 1.3
DGCL 1.1
Disqualified Person 5.2(i)(i)
Dissenting Stockholders 4.2(a)
DTC 4.3(e)
Effective Time 1.3
Election Deadline 4.3(b)(i)
Election Eligible Share 4.2(a)
Election Eligible Shares 4.2(a)
Encumbrance 5.1(k)(iv)
Engagement Letter 5.2(j)(ii)
Environmental Law 5.1(m)(v)
Environmental Permit 5.1(m)(ii)
ERISA 5.1(h)(i)
ERISA Affiliate 5.1(h)(iv)
ERISA Plans 5.1(h)(i)
Excess Cash Shares 4.3(d)(ii)
Excess Stock Shares 4.3(c)(ii)
Exchange Recitals
Exchange Act 5.1(a)(K)
Exchange Class A Shares Recitals
Exchange Fund 4.3(a)
Exchange Time Recitals
Excluded Assets 5.1(a)
Excluded Distribution 8.5(b)(iv)
Excluded Share 4.2(a)
Excluded Shares 4.2(a)
Existing Sponsor Shares 4.2(a)
Fall-Away Shares 4.3(e)(iv)
FCPA 5.1(s)(iii)
A-2

 

Term Section
   
Final Order 7.1(e)
Final Resolution 6.17(e)
Financing Conditions 6.15(b)
Financing Documents 6.15(b)
Financing Information 6.15(b)
Form of Election in Merger 4.3(b)(i)
Fully Diluted Share Number 4.1(a)(i)
Fund Guarantors 5.2(m)
GAAP 5.1(e)(v)
Government Official 5.1(s)(iii)
Government Regulatory Entity 6.6(d)(i)
Governmental Entity 5.1(d)(i)
Guaranty 5.2(m)
Hazardous Substance 5.1(m)(v)
Hook Share 4.2(d)
Hook Shares 4.2(d)
IDR Transfer Agreement Recitals
IDRs Recitals
IFRS 5.2(d)(ii)
Indemnified Parties 6.11(a)
Insurance Policies 5.1(q)
Intellectual Property 5.1(p)
Intervening Event 6.3(d)
IRS 5.1(h)(iii)
Knowledge 5.1(g)(ii)
Laws 5.1(i)
Leased Real Property 5.1(k)(ii)
Lender 5.2(j)(ii)
Licenses 5.1(i)
Lien 5.1(b)(ii)
Losses 6.17(e)
Mailing Date 4.3(b)(i)
Main Debt Financing 5.2(j)(ii)
Main Financing Purposes 5.2(j)(ii)
Material Contract 5.1(j)(i)
Material Economic Subsidiary 5.1(a)
Material Generator 5.1(a)
Material Subsidiary 5.1(a)
Maximum Cash Consideration Shares 4.3(d)(i)
Maximum Stock Consideration Shares 4.3(c)(i)
Merger Recitals
Merger Sub Recitals
MSA Recitals
MSA Providers Recitals
A-3

Term Section
   
Multiemployer Plan 5.1(h)(ii)
New LLC Agreement Recitals
No Election Share 4.3(b)(ii)
Non-U.S. Benefit Plan 5.1(h)(vii)
Order 7.1(d)
Owned Real Property 5.1(k)(i)
Paying Agent 4.3(a)
PBGC 5.1(h)(iv)
Per Share Cash Consideration 4.2(a)
Per Share Merger Consideration 4.2(a)
Per Share Special Dividend 4.1(a)(ii)
Per Share Stock Consideration 4.2(a)
Permitted SunEdison Proposal 6.3(b)
Person 4.3(g)
Prorated Cash Shares 4.3(d)(ii)
Prorated Stock Shares 4.3(c)(ii)
Proxy Statement 6.4(a)
Recommendation Change Notice 6.3(d)
Registration Rights Agreement Recitals
Relationship Agreement Recitals
Release 5.1(m)(v)
Representatives 6.3(a)
Requisite Company Vote 5.1(c)(i)
Rights 5.1(b)(i)
Sarbanes-Oxley Act 5.1(e)(i)
SEC 5.1(e)(i)
Securities Act 5.1(e)(i)
Settlement Agreement Recitals
Share Recitals
Shares Recitals
Special Dividend 4.1(a)(ii)
Special Dividend Shares 4.1(a)(ii)
Specified Litigation 6.17(e)
Sponsor Recitals
Sponsor Contracts 5.2(g)(i)
Sponsor Expense Reimbursement 8.5(b)(i)
Sponsor IDR Holder Recitals
Sponsor Line Agreement Recitals
Sponsor Line Provider Recitals
Sponsor Parent Recitals
Sponsor Reports 5.2(d)(i)
Sponsorship Agreements Recitals
SPRA 5.1(b)(i)
Stock Election 4.3(b)(i)
A-4

 

Term Section
   
Stock Plan 4.4(a)
Stock Shares 4.3(b)(i)
Stockholders Meeting 6.5
Subsidiary 5.1(a)
SunE Class A Shares 4.1(a)(i)
SunEdison Recitals
SunEdison Bankruptcy Case 5.1(a)(I)
SunEdison-Related Agreements 5.1(a)(I)
Superior Proposal 6.3(b)
Surviving Corporation 1.1
Takeover Statute 5.1(l)
Tax 5.1(n)
Taxes 5.1(n)
Tax Return 5.1(n)
Tax Returns 5.1(n)
Termination Date 8.2(a)
Termination Fee 8.5(b)(ii)(B)(2)
TERP LLC Recitals
TERP LLC Operating Agreement Recitals
TERP Operating LLC Recitals
Trade Controls Laws 5.1(s)(iii)
UK Sale Agreement 6.1(d)
under common control with 5.1(a)
Voting and Support Agreement Recitals
VWAP 6.17(e)
Whistleblower Complaints 6.17(e)
Wholly-owned Company Subsidiaries 5.1(n)
A-5

EXHIBIT A

 

Form of Settlement Agreement



EXECUTION COPY

SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT, entered into as of March 6, 2017 (this “Agreement”), among
 
(a)
TerraForm Power, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“TERP Inc”);
 
(b)
TerraForm Power, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“TERP LLC”);
 
(c)
TerraForm Power Operating, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“TERP Operating”);
 
(d)
The direct and indirect subsidiaries of TERP Inc that have executed and delivered joinders to this Agreement (the “TERP Subsidiary Parties” and, collectively with TERP Inc, TERP LLC and TERP Operating, the “TERP Parties”);
 
(e)
SunEdison, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“SunEdison Inc”), for itself and on behalf of its affiliated U.S. debtors-in-possession (collectively, the “Debtors”); and
 
(f)
The non-debtor direct and indirect subsidiaries of SunEdison Inc that have executed and delivered joinders to this Agreement (other than GLBL (defined below), the TERP Parties and any other direct and indirect subsidiaries of TERP Operating) (the “SunEdison Subsidiary Parties” and, collectively with the Debtors, the “SunEdison Parties”).
 
RECITALS
 
WHEREAS, on July 23, 2014, SunEdison Inc and certain of its direct and indirect subsidiaries (other than TERP and GLBL (each defined below)) consummated the initial public offering of Class A common stock of TERP Inc (the “Class A Common Stock”), after giving effect to which SunEdison (defined below) (i) retained Class B common stock of TERP Inc (the “Class B Common Stock”), and (ii) entered into a limited liability company agreement with TERP LLC and other related agreements with TERP (the “IPO Arrangements”) setting forth various rights of TERP and SunEdison Inc and certain of its direct and indirect subsidiaries;
 
WHEREAS, on April 21, 2016 (the “Petition Date”) and at various dates thereafter, the Debtors commenced chapter 11 cases in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York (the “Bankruptcy Court”) by filing voluntary petitions for relief under chapter 11 of title 11 of the United States Code, 11 U.S.C. §§ 101-1532 (the “Bankruptcy Code”), which chapter 11 cases are being jointly administered and are captioned In re SunEdison, Inc., et al., Case No. 16-10992 (SMB) (the “Chapter 11 Cases”);
 
WHEREAS, TERP Inc, TERP LLC, TERP Operating and the direct and indirect subsidiaries of TERP Operating (collectively, “TERP”) have asserted – and SunEdison Inc and its direct and indirect subsidiaries (other than TERP and GLBL (defined below)) (collectively, “SunEdison”) has contested or may contest – various claims and defenses against SunEdison, including without limitation: (i) prepetition unsecured claims as set forth in the September 23, 2016 proof of claim and October 7, 2016 amended proof of claim filed by TERP Inc in the Chapter 11 Cases (the “TERP GUC Claims”); (ii) additional prepetition unsecured claims expected to arise upon rejection of some or all of the IPO Arrangements and other prepetition executory contracts between TERP and the Debtors (the “TERP Rejection Claims”); (iii) recoupment and other legal and equitable defenses to performance by TERP of its obligations under allegedly defaulted and/or rejected IPO Arrangements, including with respect to any potential suit to receive distributions from TERP or to transfer or convert contractual and other entitlements in TERP into Class A Common Stock (the “TERP Contractual Defenses”); and (iv) claims and potential claims against SunEdison allegedly entitled to administrative priority under the Bankruptcy Code and other applicable law (the “TERP Administrative Claims”, and together with the TERP GUC Claims, the TERP Rejection Claims and TERP Contractual Defenses, the “TERP Claims”);
 

WHEREAS, TERP has asserted – and SunEdison has contested or may contest – that, absent assumption of the IPO Arrangements in accordance with the Bankruptcy Code, TERP is not required to make distributions to SunEdison, to convert SunEdison’s interests in TERP LLC into Class A Common Stock or to perform other material obligations arising under the IPO Arrangements, and TERP has indicated that it does not intend to do so (and SunEdison will contest any such action by TERP) unless (i) an acceptable settlement with SunEdison is implemented that resolves the TERP Claims and the other disputes between TERP and SunEdison, or (ii) a court of competent jurisdiction issues a final order directing TERP’s performance;
 
WHEREAS, the Debtors have asserted (and the Committee (defined below) has sought to assert derivatively on the Debtors’ behalf) – and TERP has contested or may contest – various claims against TERP in respect of the Debtors’ alleged right to avoid, pursuant to sections 544, 547, 548 and 550 of the Bankruptcy Code, certain transfers made by the Debtors to TERP prior to the Petition Date, including under the IPO Arrangements and subsequent transfers (the “Avoidance Actions”), along with various other claims against TERP (the “Other SunEdison Claims”, and together with the Avoidance Actions, the “SunEdison Claims”);
 
WHEREAS, the TERP Parties and the SunEdison Parties (together, the “Parties”) acknowledge that litigation in connection with the TERP Claims, the SunEdison Claims and the other disputes between TERP and SunEdison would cause the Parties to incur significant costs, delay the resolution of the Chapter 11 Cases and distributions to creditors, and complicate TERP’s and SunEdison’s exploration of strategic alternatives;
 
WHEREAS, SunEdison has asserted – and TERP has contested or may contest – that (a) through the SUNE Stockholders’ (defined below) Class B Common Stock of TERP Inc, SunEdison Inc indirectly holds a majority of the voting power of TERP Inc, and (b) SunEdison Inc has substantial economic rights in TERP LLC through the SUNE Stockholders’ incentive distribution rights;
 
WHEREAS, on or about September 19, 2016, SunEdison and TERP commenced a joint marketing process to solicit bids for part or all of the outstanding equity interests in TERP, the procedures for which were negotiated by SunEdison and TERP at arm’s-length;
 
WHEREAS, concurrently with the TERP marketing process, the Parties have conducted lengthy, good-faith, arm’s-length negotiations regarding a comprehensive settlement of the TERP Claims and the SunEdison Claims conditioned upon the closing of a TERP strategic transaction and, at SunEdison’s request, approval of the GLBL Settlement Agreement (defined below) by SunEdison, GLBL and the Bankruptcy Court;
 
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WHEREAS, on the date hereof, (a) TERP Inc, Orion US Holdings 1 L.P., a Delaware limited partnership (“Parent”) and BRE TERP Holdings Inc., a Delaware corporation and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Parent (“Merger Sub”) are entering into the Merger and Sponsorship Transaction Agreement, dated as of the date hereof (as amended, supplemented or modified from time to time, the “Merger Agreement”); and (b) Parent, Merger Sub, SunEdison Inc, SunEdison Holdings Corporation, a Delaware corporation (“SHC”), SUNE ML1, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“SML1”) and TERP Inc. are entering into a Voting and Support Agreement, dated as of the date hereof (as amended, supplemented or modified from time to time, the “Voting and Support Agreement”);
 
WHEREAS, the Merger Agreement contemplates that certain of the settlements and releases described in this Agreement will be conditions to the consummation of the transaction contemplated by the Merger Agreement;
 
WHEREAS, on the date hereof, TerraForm Global, Inc. (together with its direct and indirect subsidiaries, “GLBL”) and certain of its direct and indirect subsidiaries are entering into a substantially similar settlement agreement with the SunEdison Parties (the “GLBL Settlement Agreement”);
 
WHEREAS, the Board of Directors of TERP Inc and its Conflicts Committee and the LLC Conflicts Committee (as defined in the Amended and Restated Limited Liability Company Agreement of TERP LLC, dated as of July 23, 2014, between TERP Inc and SunEdison Holdings Corporation, and as amended from time to time) (the “LLC Conflicts Committee”) have determined that the execution, delivery and performance by TERP Inc, TERP LLC and TERP Operating LLC of this Agreement are in the best interests of TERP; and
 
WHEREAS, the Board of Directors of SunEdison Inc has determined that the execution, delivery and performance by the SunEdison Parties of this Agreement are in the best interests of SunEdison.
 
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the promises and the mutual covenants and agreements set forth herein, and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, each Party, intending to be legally bound, agrees as follows:
 
Section 1.
Binding Effect of Agreement.
 
This Agreement (i) shall be immediately binding on each TERP Party and each SunEdison Party that is not a Debtor upon such Party’s execution and delivery of (A) a signature page to this Agreement or (B) a Subsidiary Joinder (defined below); provided that the Debtors shall use commercially reasonable efforts to have any non-Debtor SunEdison entity that commences chapter 11 cases in the Bankruptcy Court after the date hereof to become a SunEdison Party for all purposes under this Agreement, and (ii) shall become binding on the Debtors upon the entry by the Bankruptcy Court of an order, substantially in the form attached hereto as Exhibit A, approving this Agreement and authorizing the Debtors to enter into and perform their obligations under this Agreement and granting further relief related thereto (the “Approval Order”); provided such Approval Order has not been stayed, reversed, vacated or modified on appeal; and provided, further, that the obligation of the Debtors under Section 2(f), Section 5 and Section 9 shall be immediately binding on the Debtors upon the execution and delivery of a signature page to this Agreement by SunEdison Inc.  Upon the execution and delivery of this Agreement, this Agreement shall supersede in all respects the Memorandum of Understanding, dated January 20, 2017, by and among SunEdison Inc, TERP Inc, TERP LLC, TerraForm Global, Inc. and TerraForm Global, LLC (the “MOU”).
 
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Section 2.
Consensual Rejection of the IPO Arrangements and Conversion of SunEdison’s Interests.
 
(a)           Notwithstanding any alleged default under the IPO Arrangements by SunEdison or any alleged subordination or arrearage for the benefit of the holders of Class A Common Stock of TERP Inc or Class A units of TERP LLC under the terms of the IPO Arrangements, the SunEdison Parties and the TERP Parties agree that, effective as of the earlier of (x) the closing of a Jointly Supported Transaction (defined below) or (y) the consummation of the Stand-Alone Conversion (defined below) (the “Settlement Effective Time”), in exchange for (i) SunEdison Inc, SunEdison Holdings Corporation and SUNE ML1, LLC (together, the “SUNE Stockholders”) delivering to TERP Inc or its designee (x) all of the Class B Common Stock of TERP Inc issued or issuable to SunEdison and (y) all of the Class B units of TERP LLC issued or issuable to SunEdison (the “Class B Units”), in each case free and clear of any interest under section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code as provided in the Transaction Approval Order (defined below), (ii) the termination and cancellation, delivery or transfer to the Company or its designee of the incentive distribution rights as described in Section 2(d), and (iii) the releases, settlements, terminations and waivers contemplated by this Agreement, SunEdison shall receive, in the case of a Jointly Supported Transaction, 36.9% of the total consideration paid to or value received in respect of all TERP Inc equity securities (including, for the avoidance of doubt, all shares of common stock, options, restricted stock awards and restricted stock units issued and outstanding immediately prior to the consummation of such Jointly Supported Transaction) pursuant to the Jointly Supported Transaction or, in the case of a Stand-Alone Conversion, newly-issued Class A Common Stock of TERP Inc constituting 36.9% of the aggregate issued and outstanding Class A Common Stock of TERP Inc on a fully-diluted, as converted basis (including options, restricted stock awards and restricted stock units) as of the Settlement Effective Time.
 
(b)           If after the date hereof, the SunEdison Parties acquire Class A Common Stock of TERP (other than through conversion, exchange, redemption or termination of, or other action that would extinguish, their Class B Units and/or Class B Common Stock) and continue to be holders of such Class A Common Stock immediately prior to the closing of the Jointly Supported Transaction, upon the Settlement Effective Time, they shall receive, with respect to such Class A Common Stock and in addition to the distribution described in Section 2(a) above, their pro rata share of the total consideration paid to holders of Class A Common Stock pursuant to the Jointly Supported Transaction.
 
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(c)           Upon the Settlement Effective Time, all agreements (other than this Agreement, other agreements entered into in connection with a Jointly Supported Transaction, confidentiality agreements, and the agreements set forth on Exhibit B hereto, which shall be amended from time to time to include any such additional agreements that the Parties may reasonably agree to preserve) between TERP and the Debtors shall be rejected by the applicable Debtors on the Settlement Effective Time pursuant to the Approval Order, and the TERP Parties shall be deemed to have no damages, claims or liabilities of any nature whatsoever (including, but not limited to, any administrative claims) arising from such rejections; it being understood and agreed that, subject to the occurrence of the Settlement Effective Time, the TERP Parties shall not accrue any damages or claims between the date hereof and the date of such rejections or the date of termination of this Agreement.  Upon the request of the TERP Parties or Bidder or an alternative bidder, as applicable, the Parties shall negotiate in good faith to enter into transition services agreements with TERP and/or Bidder or an alternative bidder, as applicable, with respect to such rejected agreements.  Such transition services agreements shall contain customary terms and conditions (including payment to SunEdison) that the Parties shall work in good faith to finalize prior to the execution and delivery of the Jointly Supported Transaction Agreement.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Section 2(c) or Section 2(e) below, the Parties shall negotiate in good faith a transition of certain services and other obligations to TERP related to the SunEdison Parties’ global asset management (“GAM”) business unit.
 
(d)           Upon the Settlement Effective Time, the incentive distribution rights issued by TERP LLC to the SUNE Stockholders shall automatically terminate and be cancelled, or be delivered to TERP LLC or its designee, in each case, on the Settlement Effective Time and the SunEdison Parties will receive, in part, the consideration set forth in Section 2(a).
 
(e)           Upon the Settlement Effective Time, all agreements (other than this Agreement, other agreements entered into in connection with a Jointly Supported Transaction, confidentiality agreements, and the agreements set forth on Exhibit C hereto, which shall be amended from time to time to include any such additional agreements that the Parties may reasonably agree to preserve) between the TERP Parties and any non-Debtor SunEdison Parties shall automatically terminate, and the TERP Parties and the SunEdison Parties shall be deemed to have no liability thereunder.  Upon the request of the TERP Parties or Bidder or an alternative bidder, as applicable, the Parties shall negotiate in good faith to enter into transition services agreements with TERP and/or Bidder or an alternative bidder, as applicable, with respect to such terminated agreements.  Such transition services agreements shall contain customary terms and conditions (including payment to SunEdison) that the Parties shall work in good faith to finalize prior to the execution and delivery of the Jointly Supported Transaction Agreement.  With respect to the intellectual property owned by or licensed to SunEdison and identified in Exhibit D hereto, the transition services agreements shall provide for the TERP Parties’ continued use of such intellectual property for a reasonable transition period following the Settlement Effective Time in the manner and to the extent that it was used as of immediately prior to the Settlement Effective Time; provided, that (i) such use shall be subject to the terms and conditions of the transition services agreement and any applicable agreements with third parties and (ii) the TERP Parties’ shall pay any incremental costs (including any consent costs) incurred by the Debtors for the TERP Parties to continue to use the intellectual property owned by third parties.
 
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(f)           If the Debtors file any Pleading (defined below) to reject any contract between a Debtor and a third party pursuant to which, to the Debtors’ actual knowledge, such third party provides services to TERP, licenses intellectual property to SunEdison used or useful in the business of TERP or otherwise transacts indirectly with TERP (a “TERP Subcontract”), the Debtors shall notify TERP Inc in writing that the Debtors believe they have filed a Pleading to reject a TERP Subcontract, which notice shall identify such TERP Subcontract and its relationship to TERP.  If requested in writing by the TERP Parties within four business days of such notice, the Debtors shall, in lieu of rejection, use commercially reasonable efforts to assume and assign such contract to TERP at TERP’s sole cost and expense (including with respect to any cure amounts), to be paid to the Debtors and/or such third party prior to the effectiveness of any assumption and assignment thereof.  In addition, SunEdison agrees to use commercially reasonable efforts to assign to TERP, at TERP’s sole cost and expense (which shall include satisfaction of all outstanding obligations under the contracts as of their respective dates of assignment), contracts between SunE NLB-1, LLC and certain subsidiaries of FirstEnergy Corp. (the “FE Entities”) pursuant to which SunEdison resells to the FE Entities solar renewable energy credits generated at the solar system operated by TERP at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore campus (MD-08-0047), it being understood that SunEdison shall not be responsible for any cure, existing obligations or any other cost, expense or obligation associated with either the solar renewable energy credits or the assignment of any rights related thereto.
 
(g)          A “Jointly Supported Transaction” means (i) the transaction contemplated by the Merger Agreement or (ii) any alternative transaction that TERP Inc and SunEdison Inc have agreed in writing, each in its sole discretion, is a “Jointly Supported Transaction” for purposes of this Agreement.  A “Jointly Supported Transaction Agreement” means the Merger Agreement or the definitive documentation for another Jointly Supported Transaction, as applicable.
 
(h)          If the Jointly Supported Transaction Agreement is terminated pursuant to Section 8.2(c) of the Merger Agreement (or the equivalent provision of any alternative Jointly Supported Transaction  Agreement), SunEdison is in compliance with its obligations under this Agreement and the Voting and  Support Agreement and SunEdison elects by written notice to TERP within 30 days following the failure of the Requisite Company Vote (as defined in the Jointly Supported Transaction Agreement) to consummate a Stand-Alone Conversion, TERP and SunEdison shall be obligated to consummate a “Stand-Alone Conversion” as contemplated herein on a mutually-agreed business day no later than 10 days from the date of such election, and the Settlement Effective Time shall be deemed to have occurred for all purposes for this Agreement on such date.  In connection with any Stand-Alone Conversion, TERP may extend its stockholder rights plan but agrees that it shall exempt from its stockholder rights plan any direct or indirect acquisition by SunEdison (or acquisition by any creditor of SunEdison in a distribution of interests in TERP principally in exchange for claims against SunEdison or pursuant to any rights offering in respect of such claims) of any Class A Stock issued in connection with the Stand-Alone Conversion so long as SunEdison (or such creditor) delivers to TERP a voting agreement and irrevocable proxy in customary form and substance reasonably acceptable to TERP and the stockholder party thereto agreeing that, for a period of one-year from the Settlement Effective Time, one-half of the voting power of TERP held by such stockholder party shall be voted on any matter in proportion to the votes cast by stockholders not party to such a voting agreement and irrevocable proxy.
 
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Section 3.
Preserved TERP Claim.
 
The Parties hereby agree that:
 
(a)          Notwithstanding the occurrence of the Settlement Effective Time and the release set forth in Section 4(a), TERP Inc shall have the right to prosecute general unsecured prepetition claims in any amount solely against SunEdison Inc in the Chapter 11 Cases (the “Preserved Comprehensive Unsecured Claim”); provided that, notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, if the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the Chapter 11 Cases (the “Committee”) executes and delivers a written agreement to support this Agreement and the settlements and releases contemplated herein on or prior to the seventh day after the date hereof, which agreement shall be satisfactory to both TERP Inc and SunEdison Inc in their respective sole discretion, and the Committee does not materially breach such agreement prior to the Settlement Effective Time, then upon the Settlement Effective Time, the Preserved Comprehensive Unsecured Claim shall be waived and released.
 
(b)          In the event that the Preserved Comprehensive Unsecured Claim is not waived and released under Section 3(a), the rights of the Debtors, the Committee and any other party to oppose and object to the Preserved Comprehensive Unsecured Claim on any grounds, including by seeking to reduce the allowed amount of such claim or to disallow such claim in its entirety, shall be preserved.
 
(c)          Notwithstanding the occurrence of the Settlement Effective Time, the release set forth in Section 4(a), and the waiver (if any) of the Preserved Comprehensive Unsecured Claim, TERP Inc shall have the right to prosecute a general unsecured prepetition claim in an amount not to exceed $231 million, plus fees and interest on any final judgment related thereto (if any) as determined by the applicable court, against SunEdison Inc in the Chapter 11 Cases in connection with any and all claims that the TERP Parties have now or may have in the future against the Debtors related to the matters alleged and/or the claims asserted against TERP Inc and TERP LLC in the action captioned D.E. Shaw Composite Holdings, L.L.C., et al. v. TerraForm Power, LLC, et al., Index No. 651752/2016, pending in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York (including any appeal or settlement of such action) (the “Preserved DE Shaw Unsecured Claim”), and the rights of the Debtors and the Committee to oppose and object to any such general unsecured prepetition claim on any grounds are preserved.
 
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Section 4.
Mutual Releases.
 
(a)          Effective upon the Settlement Effective Time, the TERP Parties, for themselves and on behalf of their respective trustees, executors, estates, heirs and assigns (the “TERP Releasing Parties”) hereby fully and forever release, discharge and acquit SunEdison and SunEdison’s trustees, executors, estates, heirs and assigns, and each of their respective current and former partners, agents, officers, directors, employees, representatives, attorneys, successors and predecessors, in each case solely in their capacities as such (other than TERP and GLBL) (the “SunEdison Released Parties”) from any and all claims, actions, suits, debts, covenants, contracts, controversies, agreements, promises, judgments, executions, rights, damages, costs, expenses, claims, and any and all demands and causes of action of every kind, nature and character whatsoever, at law or in equity, whether based on contract (including, without limitation, quasi contract or estoppel), statute, regulation, tort (including, without limitation, intentional torts, fraud, misrepresentation, defamation, breaches of fiduciary duty, recklessness, gross negligence, willful misconduct or negligence) or otherwise, accrued or unaccrued, known or unknown, matured, unmatured, liquidated or unliquidated, certain or contingent (collectively, “Claims”), that the TERP Releasing Parties ever had, now have or may hereafter have against the SunEdison Released Parties for, upon or by reason of any matter, cause or thing whatsoever, from the beginning of the world through the Settlement Effective Time, including but not limited to the TERP Claims; provided that the TERP Releasing Parties do not release, discharge or acquit the SunEdison Released Parties from (i) any Claim to enforce, or for damages for breach of, this Agreement, the Jointly Supported Transaction Agreement, the Voting and Support Agreement, any agreement not rejected or terminated pursuant to Section 2(c) and 2(e), or any other contract, instrument, release or other agreement or document created or entered into in connection with this Agreement or the Jointly Supported Transaction, or (ii) the Preserved Comprehensive Unsecured Claim and the Preserved DE Shaw Unsecured Claim or (iii) any Claim against any direct or indirect subsidiary of SunEdison Inc that is not a SunEdison Party and that commences any action or proceeding with respect to a Claim against a TERP Released Party (as defined below) other than a Claim described in the proviso in Section 4(b)(i) below.
 
(b)          Effective upon the Settlement Effective Time, the SunEdison Parties, for themselves and on behalf of their respective trustees, executors, estates, heirs and assigns (the “SunEdison Releasing Parties”) hereby fully and forever release, discharge and acquit TERP and TERP’s trustees, executors, estates, heirs and assigns, and each of their respective current and former partners, agents, officers, directors, employees, representatives, attorneys, successors and predecessors, in each case solely in their capacities as such (other than SunEdison and GLBL) (the “TERP Released Parties”) from any and all Claims that the SunEdison Releasing Parties ever had, now have or may hereafter have against the TERP Released Parties for, upon or by reason of any matter, cause or thing whatsoever, from the beginning of the world through the Settlement Effective Time, including but not limited to the SunEdison Claims; provided that the SunEdison Releasing Parties do not release, discharge or acquit the TERP Released Parties from (i) any Claim to enforce, or for damages for breach of, this Agreement, the Jointly Supported Transaction Agreement, the Voting and Support Agreement, any agreement not rejected or terminated pursuant to Section 2(c) and 2(e), or any other contract, instrument, release or other agreement or document created or entered into in connection with this Agreement or the Jointly Supported Transaction or (ii) any Claim against any direct or indirect subsidiary of TERP Inc that is not a TERP Party and that commences any action or proceeding with respect to a Claim against a SunEdison Released Party (as defined below) other than a Claim described in the proviso at Section 4(a)(i) or 4(a)(ii) above.
 
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(c)           The Parties hereby agree to hold in abeyance any and all discovery requests related to (i) any Claims released in this Section 4 unless and until this Agreement is terminated in accordance with its terms, and (ii) the Preserved Comprehensive Unsecured Claim until the Approval Order has been entered; provided that the SunEdison Parties reserve the right to make discovery requests relating to Claims brought against SunEdison by entities other than the TERP Releasing Parties and, subject to the potential applicability of the automatic stay, the TERP Parties reserve the right to make discovery requests relating to Claims brought against TERP by entities other than the SunEdison Releasing Parties.
 
(d)           Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Section 4, the Parties’ rights, if any, to access any insurance policies, including those under which SunEdison or TERP is insured, or the proceeds thereof in their respective capacities as insureds thereunder, including, but not limited to, (i) directors’ and officers’ insurance policies, (ii) employee liability insurance policies, (iii) property, casualty and liability insurance policies and (iv) module and other warranty insurance policies, shall not be affected or diminished by this Agreement (even if Claims related thereto are released against the SunEdison Released Parties or the TERP Released Parties pursuant to this Agreement), and the rights and defenses of all Parties are reserved with respect thereto.
 
(e)           For the avoidance of doubt, nothing in this Agreement is intended, or shall be construed, to release any Claims by or on behalf of (i) the TERP Parties against TERP’s own current and former partners, agents, officers, directors, employees, representatives, attorneys, successors and predecessors acting in their capacities as such (regardless of whether such persons are or were also officers, directors or employees of SunEdison), or (ii) the SunEdison Parties against SunEdison’s own current and former partners, agents, officers, directors, employees, representatives, attorneys, successors and predecessors acting in their capacities as such (regardless of whether such persons are or were also officers, directors or employees of TERP).
 
(f)           Effective upon the entry of the Approval Order, (i) the TERP Releasing Parties hereby fully and forever release, discharge and acquit any Buyer of any and all renewable energy projects owned by SunEdison (the “SunEdison Projects”) from any and all Claims arising out of, in connection with, or relating to their acquisition of such SunEdison Projects (which shall include, without limitation, the release and waiver of any right of first offer or similar rights held by the TERP Releasing Parties in connection with any SunEdison Projects, and shall extend to the SunEdison Project companies themselves; provided that it is agreed and stipulated that, prior to the Settlement Effective Time upon which time the releases in Section 4(a) shall become effective, such releases and waivers shall not reduce, diminish or modify TERP’s Claims against the Debtors in the Chapter 11 Cases in any respect, with such Claims to be treated as if such releases and waivers were never granted, other than any acquisition of SunEdison Projects in connection with such Buyer’s or its affiliates’ direct or indirect acquisition of all or a part of the equity or assets of TERP or GLBL (under a sale, plan of reorganization, plan of liquidation or otherwise), and (ii) except to the extent previously provided by a Final Order of the Bankruptcy Court, the SunEdison Releasing Parties hereby fully and forever release, discharge and acquit any Buyer of a UK Project Company (and, effective upon the consummation of Buyer’s acquisition of the UK Project Companies, the UK Project Companies themselves) from any and all Claims in respect of prepetition transfers from SunEdison to the UK Project Companies, including any Avoidance Actions.  For purposes of this Section 4(f), (A) “Buyer” means any prospective or actual third-party buyer of a SunEdison Project or UK Project Company, as applicable, or any debt or equity investor in such entity, in each case, solely in such capacity, (B) the “UK Project Companies” means the companies set forth on Exhibit A attached to the Debtors’ Motion for Order Pursuant to Bankruptcy Code Sections 105 and 363(b) and Bankruptcy Rules 6004 and 9019 Authorizing and Approving the Release of Certain Claims in Connection with Certain UK Sales [Docket No. 2512].  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement, the releases contained in this Section 4(f) shall survive the termination of this Agreement.
 
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(g)          THE PARTIES ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THEY HAVE BEEN ADVISED BY THEIR LEGAL COUNSEL AND ARE FAMILIAR WITH THE PROVISIONS OF CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 1542, WHICH PROVIDES AS FOLLOWS:
 
A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.
 
BEING AWARE OF SAID CODE SECTION, THE PARTIES HEREBY EXPRESSLY WAIVE ANY RIGHTS THEY MAY HAVE THEREUNDER, AS WELL AS ANY OTHER STATUTES OR COMMON LAW PRINCIPLES OF SIMILAR EFFECT.
 
Section 5.
SunEdison’s Support Obligations.
 
(a)          Within four (4) business days of the date hereof, the Debtors shall file with the Bankruptcy Court a motion seeking entry of the Approval Order.
 
(b)          The Debtors shall use commercially reasonable efforts to obtain entry of the Approval Order and the GLBL Approval Order (defined below) and to make such orders Final Orders, in each case, as promptly as possible.  For the avoidance of doubt, commercially reasonable efforts shall include the proposal of Potential Avoidance Claims Allocations (as such term is defined in the Approval Order) that the Debtors believe to be reasonable and consistent with the applicable legal standards for entry of the Approval Order and the GLBL Approval Order.  SunEdison shall request an initial hearing date with respect to the Approval Order and GLBL Approval Order to be scheduled no later than April 10, 2017.  A “Final Order” means an order or judgment of the Bankruptcy Court entered by the clerk of the Bankruptcy Court on the docket in the Chapter 11 Cases, which has not been modified, amended, reversed, vacated or stayed and as to which (a) the time to appeal, petition for certiorari, or move for a new trial, reargument or rehearing has expired and as to which no appeal, petition for certiorari or motion for new trial, reargument or rehearing shall then be pending or (b) if an appeal, writ of certiorari, new trial, reargument or rehearing thereof has been sought, either (i) no stay of such order or judgment shall be in effect, (ii) no motion or application for a stay of such order or judgment shall be filed and pending or such motion or application shall have been denied, or (iii) if a stay of such order or judgment has been granted, then (x) the stay shall have been dissolved or (y) such order or judgment of the Bankruptcy Court shall have been affirmed by the highest court to which such order was appealed, or certiorari shall have been denied, or a new trial, reargument or rehearing shall have been denied or resulted in no modification of such order, and the time to take any further appeal, petition for certiorari or move for a new trial, reargument or rehearing shall have expired, as a result of which such order shall have become final in accordance with Rule 8002 of the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure; provided, that the possibility that a motion under Rule 60 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, or any analogous rule under the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, may be filed relating to such order, shall not cause such order not to be a Final Order.
 
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(c)          The SunEdison Parties shall pursue in good faith the satisfaction of the conditions precedent to the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement or any alternative Jointly Supported Transaction Agreement.
 
(d)          Until the Settlement Effective Time, the SunEdison Parties shall cooperate in good faith with TERP to resolve, prior to the Settlement Effective Time, administrative and operational matters and outstanding ordinary course claims between TERP and SunEdison, including the claims and matters listed on Exhibit E; provided that the TERP Parties shall reimburse (or shall cause their subsidiaries that are not TERP Parties to reimburse) SunEdison for the reasonable and documented out-of-pocket costs of engaging third parties (other than the Debtors’ retained professionals in the Chapter 11 Cases) to provide administrative or operational services to TERP.
 
(e)          Except as contemplated by the Voting and Support Agreement, the SunEdison Parties shall not, without the prior written consent of TERP Inc and TERP LLC, (i) file or support any motion, application, pleading or other document, including any plan of reorganization and the disclosure statement relating thereto (each, a “Pleading” and collectively, “Pleadings”) (or make any comments on the record before the Bankruptcy Court), or (ii) enter into, or agree to enter into, any disposition or transfer of any assets of TERP or equity interests in TERP or other transaction, in each of cases (i) and (ii) that is inconsistent with this Agreement, a Consistent Plan (defined below) or the Jointly Supported Transaction or that in any way undermines their support for this Agreement.  The SunEdison Parties shall use commercially reasonable efforts to work collaboratively with TERP to implement the settlement and other obligations set forth in this Agreement; provided that prior to the entry of the Transaction Approval Order (defined below), the restrictions and obligations in this paragraph (e) shall not apply in the event of any unsolicited, bona fide proposal that the Board of Directors of SunEdison Inc has determined in good faith based on the information then available and after consultation with SunEdison Inc’s financial and legal advisors is reasonably likely to result in a SunEdison Standalone Superior Proposal (as defined in the Voting and Support Agreement as in effect on the date hereof).
 
(f)          Except as contemplated by the Voting and Support Agreement, the SunEdison Parties shall not, without the prior written consent of TERP Inc and TERP LLC, directly or indirectly, seek, solicit, negotiate, support, propose, entertain or engage in any discussions or other communications relating to, or enter into any agreements or arrangements relating to, any transaction or any plan of reorganization or liquidation unless such transaction or plan is consistent with this Agreement or the Jointly Supported Transaction, and also seek, in the case of a plan of reorganization or liquidation (such plan, a “Consistent Plan”), exculpations (to the extent permitted under applicable law) for TERP Inc, TERP LLC and their respective former and current partners, agents, officers, directors, employees, representatives, attorneys and advisors (who served in such roles after the Petition Date); provided that prior to the entry of the Transaction Approval Order, the restrictions and obligations in this paragraph (f) shall not apply in the event of any unsolicited, bona fide proposal that the Board of Directors of SunEdison Inc has determined in good faith based on the information then available and after consultation with SunEdison Inc’s financial and legal advisors is reasonably likely to result in a SunEdison Standalone Superior Proposal (as defined in the Voting and Support Agreement as in effect on the date hereof).
 
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(g)          Subject to Section 5(f) above, the SunEdison Parties agree that they will promptly (and, in any event, within twenty-four (24) hours) notify TERP Inc and TERP LLC if SunEdison receives any inquiries, proposals or offers with respect to an Acquisition Proposal (as defined in the Jointly Supported Transaction Agreement or, prior to execution and delivery of the Jointly Supported Transaction Agreement, the latest draft Jointly Supported Transaction Agreement approved by each of TERP Inc, TERP LLC and SunEdison Inc, as applicable), any non-public information is requested from, or any such discussions or negotiations are sought to be initiated or continued with, it or any of its representatives indicating, in connection with such notice, the identity of the person or group of persons making such inquiry, proposal, offer or request, the material terms and conditions of any proposals or offers (including, if applicable, copies of any written requests, proposals or offers, including proposed agreements) and thereafter shall keep TERP Inc reasonably informed, on a prompt basis (and, in any event, within twenty-four (24) hours), of the status and terms of any such proposals or offers (including any amendments thereto) and the status of any such discussions or negotiations.
 
(h)          The SunEdison Parties shall use commercially reasonable efforts to cause SunEdison Inc’s non-debtor direct and indirect subsidiaries to execute and deliver joinders to this Agreement substantially in the form of Exhibit F (“Subsidiary Joinders”) to SunEdison Inc, TERP Inc, TERP LLC and TERP Operating on or prior to the Settlement Effective Time.
 
Section 6.
TERP’s Support Obligations.
 
(a)          The TERP Parties shall pursue in good faith the satisfaction of the conditions precedent to the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement or any alternative Jointly Supported Transaction Agreement.
 
(b)          Until the Settlement Effective Time, the TERP Parties shall cooperate in good faith with SunEdison to resolve, prior to the Settlement Effective Time, administrative and operational matters and outstanding ordinary course claims between TERP and SunEdison, including the claims and matters listed on Exhibit E; provided that the SunEdison Parties shall reimburse (or shall cause their subsidiaries that are not SunEdison Parties to reimburse) TERP for the reasonable and documented out-of-pocket costs of engaging third parties (other than TERP’s retained general corporate professionals) to provide administrative or operational services to SunEdison.
 
(c)          The TERP Parties shall not, without the prior written consent of SunEdison Inc, file or support any Pleading (or make any comments on the record before the Bankruptcy Court) that is inconsistent with this Agreement or the Jointly Supported Transaction, or that in any way undermines their support for this Agreement.  The TERP Parties shall use commercially reasonable efforts to work collaboratively with SunEdison to implement the settlement and other obligations set forth in this Agreement; provided that prior to the time the Requisite Company Vote is obtained, the restrictions and obligations in this paragraph (c) shall not apply in the event of any unsolicited, bona fide proposal that the Board of Directors of TERP Inc and the LLC Conflicts Committee has determined in good faith based on the information then available and after consultation with TERP’s financial and legal advisors is reasonably likely to result in a Superior Proposal (as defined in the Jointly Supported Transaction Agreement).
 
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(d)          The TERP Parties shall support, and not, directly or indirectly, object to, litigate against, or otherwise impair, hinder, or delay the Debtors’ pursuit of entry of the Approval Order.
 
(e)          Except with the prior written consent of SunEdison Inc, the TERP Parties shall not, directly or indirectly, seek, solicit, negotiate, support, propose, entertain or engage in any discussions or other communications relating to, or enter into any agreements or arrangements relating to, any transaction, settlement with SunEdison or plan of reorganization or liquidation for the Debtors unless such transaction, settlement or plan is consistent with this Agreement and the Jointly Supported Transaction; provided that prior to the time the Requisite Company Vote is obtained, the restrictions and obligations in this paragraph (e) shall not apply in the event of any unsolicited, bona fide proposal that the Board of Directors of TERP Inc and the LLC Conflicts Committee has determined in good faith based on the information then available and after consultation with TERP’s financial and legal advisors is reasonably likely to result in a Superior Proposal (as defined in the Jointly Supported Transaction Agreement).
 
(f)          Subject to Section 6(e) above, the TERP Parties agree that they will promptly (and, in any event, within twenty-four (24) hours) notify SunEdison Inc if TERP receives any inquiries, proposals or offers with respect to an Acquisition Proposal (as defined in the Jointly Supported Transaction Agreement), any non-public information is requested from, or any such discussions or negotiations are sought to be initiated or continued with, it or any of its representatives indicating, in connection with such notice, the identity of the person or group of persons making such inquiry, proposal, offer or request, the material terms and conditions of any proposals or offers (including, if applicable, copies of any written requests, proposals or offers, including proposed agreements) and thereafter shall keep SunEdison Inc reasonably informed, on a prompt basis (and, in any event, within twenty-four (24) hours), of the status and terms of any such proposals or offers (including any amendments thereto) and the status of any such discussions or negotiations.
 
(g)          The TERP Parties shall use commercially reasonable efforts to cause the direct and indirect subsidiaries of TERP Inc to execute and deliver Subsidiary Joinders to SunEdison Inc, TERP Inc, TERP LLC and TERP Operating on or prior to the Settlement Effective Time, including, without limitation,  any direct or indirect subsidiaries of TERP Inc that have or may file claims in the Chapter 11 Cases.
 
Section 7.
Representations and Warranties of the Parties.
 
To induce each other Party to enter into and perform its obligations under this Agreement, each Party, severally but not jointly, represents, warrants and acknowledges, as of the date hereof and as of Settlement Effective Time, as follows:
 
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(a)          Authority.  (i) It is duly organized, validly existing and in good standing under the laws of the jurisdiction of its organization and has all the requisite corporate, partnership, limited liability company or other power and authority to execute and deliver this Agreement and perform its obligations under this Agreement, and (ii) the execution, delivery and performance by it under this Agreement and the other documents and instruments contemplated hereby to which it is contemplated to be a party (other than a Jointly Supported Transaction Agreement and the Voting and Support Agreement) and the consummation of the transactions contemplated herein and therein (other than an Exclusivity Agreement or a Jointly Supported Transaction), have been duly authorized by all necessary action on its part (including, in the case of the TERP Parties (other than TERP Inc), approval of the LLC Conflicts Committee), and no other actions or proceedings on its part are necessary to authorize and approve this Agreement, other than, in the case of the Debtors, the entry by the Bankruptcy Court of the Approval Order.
 
(b)          Validity.  This Agreement has been duly executed and delivered by it and constitutes its legal, valid and binding agreement, enforceable against it in accordance with its terms, subject to, in the case of the Debtors, the entry by the Bankruptcy Court of the Approval Order.
 
(c)          No Conflict. Its execution, delivery and performance (when such performance is due) of this Agreement does not and shall not (i) violate any provision of law, rule or regulation applicable to it or any of its subsidiaries or its or their subsidiaries’ certificates of incorporation or bylaws or other organizational documents, or (ii) conflict with, result in a breach of or constitute (with due notice or lapse of time or both) a default under any material contractual obligations to which it or any of its subsidiaries is a party, subject to, in the case of the Debtors, the entry by the Bankruptcy Court of the Approval Order.
 
(d)          Authorization of Governmental Authorities. No action by (including any authorization, consent or approval), in respect of, or filing with, any governmental authority or regulatory body is required for, or in connection with, the valid and lawful authorization, execution, delivery and performance by it of this Agreement, subject to, in the case of the Debtors, the entry by the Bankruptcy Court of the Approval Order.
 
(e)          No Reliance.  It (i) is a sophisticated party with respect to the matters that are the subject of this Agreement, (ii) has been represented and advised by legal counsel in connection with this Agreement, (iii) has adequate information concerning the matters that are the subject of this Agreement, and (iv) has independently and without reliance upon any other Party, or any of its affiliates, or any officer, employee, agent or representative thereof, and based on such information as it has deemed appropriate, made its own analysis and decision to enter into this Agreement, except that it has relied upon each other Party’s express representations, warranties and covenants in this Agreement, which it enters, or as to which it acknowledges and agrees, voluntarily and of its own choice and not under coercion or duress.
 
Section 8.
Termination.
 
(a)          This Agreement may be terminated at any time prior to the Settlement Effective Time by the mutual written consent of SunEdison Inc, TERP Inc and TERP LLC.
 
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(b)          This Agreement may be terminated at any time prior to the Settlement Effective Time by written notice from TERP Inc or TERP LLC if the TERP Parties are not in material breach of any of their representations, warranties, covenants or agreements under this Agreement, and:
 
(i)          (A) there has been a material breach of any representation, warranty, covenant or agreement made by the SunEdison Parties in this Agreement or the Voting and Support Agreement, and (B) such breach has not been cured by the SunEdison Parties within ten (10) business days after receipt of written notice thereof from TERP Inc or TERP LLC demanding such cure;
 
(ii)          a motion seeking entry of the Approval Order has not been filed with the Bankruptcy Court within four (4) business days after the date hereof and the reason for such failure to file the motion is not the TERP Parties’ failure to consent to the form thereof;
 
(iii)          the Bankruptcy Court enters an order that is materially inconsistent in a manner adverse to the TERP Parties with the Approval Order or the order approving the GLBL Settlement Agreement (the “GLBL Approval Order”);
 
(iv)         an order in form and substance reasonably acceptable to TERP and to the Debtors approving the Debtors’ entry into the Voting and Support Agreement and authorizing a Jointly Supported Transaction (the “Transaction Approval Order”) (A) has not been entered by the Bankruptcy Court on or before May 18, 2017; provided that such date shall be extended to June 30, 2017 if the Debtors are prosecuting entry of the Transaction Approval Order in good faith in a contested matter or (B) the Transaction Approval Order has not become a Final Order by July 15, 2017;
 
(v)          the Approval Order and an order approving the GLBL Settlement Agreement (the “GLBL Approval Order”) (A) have not each been entered by the Bankruptcy Court on or before May 18, 2017; provided that such date shall be extended to June 30, 2017 if the Debtors are prosecuting entry of the Approval Order and/or the GLBL Approval Order in good faith in a contested matter or (B) the Approval Order and the GLBL Approval Order have not become Final Orders by July 15, 2017;
 
(vi)         the SunEdison Parties file a Pleading that is materially inconsistent with this Agreement, if such Pleading is not withdrawn, after receipt of written notice thereof from TERP Inc or TERP LLC, prior to the earlier of (A) the third (3rd) business day after receipt of such notice and (B) the hearing to which such Pleading pertains;
 
(vii)         the Chapter 11 Cases are dismissed or converted to a case under Chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code, and such dismissal or conversion contains provisions that are materially and adversely inconsistent with this Agreement, the Approval Order or the GLBL Approval Order;
 
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(viii)       subject to Section 8(d), the Voting and Support Agreement is terminated in accordance with its terms in the absence of, at the time of such termination, an alternative Jointly Supported Transaction;
 
(ix)          subject to Section 8(d), the Jointly Supported Transaction Agreement is terminated in accordance with its terms in the absence of, at the time of such termination, an alternative Jointly Supported Transaction; or
 
(x)          the SunEdison Parties fail to use commercially reasonable efforts to cause the execution and delivery of the Subsidiary Joinders for each of SunEdison Inc’s non-debtor direct and indirect subsidiaries reasonably requested by TERP by the earlier of (A) July 1, 2017 and (B) ten (10) business days prior to the expected Settlement Effective Time; provided that prior to exercising such right to terminate this Agreement, TERP Inc or TERP LLC shall provide written notice to the SunEdison Parties identifying any such subsidiaries.  If, within nine (9) business days after receipt of such notice, the SunEdison Parties cause such subsidiaries to execute and deliver Subsidiary Joinders, then TERP Inc and TERP LLC shall not be entitled to terminate this Agreement pursuant to this Section 8(b)(x).
 
(c)          This Agreement may be terminated at any time prior to the Settlement Effective Time by written notice from SunEdison Inc if the SunEdison Parties are not in material breach of any of their representations, warranties, covenants or agreements under this Agreement, and:
 
(i)          (A) there has been a material breach of any representation, warranty, covenant or agreement made by the TERP Parties in this Agreement, and (B) such breach has not been cured by the TERP Parties within ten (10) business days after receipt of written notice thereof from SunEdison Inc demanding such cure;
 
(ii)          the TERP Parties file a Pleading that is materially inconsistent with this Agreement, if such Pleading is not withdrawn, after receipt of written notice thereof from SunEdison Inc, prior to the earlier of (A) the third (3rd) business day after receipt of such notice and (B) the hearing to which such Pleading pertains;
 
(iii)          subject to Section 8(d), the Jointly Supported Transaction Agreement is terminated in accordance with its terms in the absence of, at the time of such termination, an alternative Jointly Supported Transaction;
 
(iv)         subject to Section 8(d), the Voting and Support Agreement is terminated in accordance with its terms in the absence of, at the time of such termination, an alternative Jointly Supported Transaction;
 
(v)          the Transaction Approval Order has not been entered by the Bankruptcy Court on or before July 31, 2017;
 
(vi)         the Approval Order and the GLBL Approval Order have not been entered by the Bankruptcy Court on or before July 31, 2017; or
 
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(vii)        the TERP Parties fail to use commercially reasonable efforts to cause the execution and delivery of the Subsidiary Joinders by each of direct and indirect subsidiaries of TERP Operating by the earlier of (A) July 1, 2017 and (B) ten (10) business days prior to the expected Settlement Effective Time; provided that prior to exercising such right to terminate this Agreement, SunEdison Inc shall provide written notice to the TERP Parties identifying any such subsidiaries.  If, within nine (9) business days after receipt of such notice, the TERP Parties either (A) cause such subsidiaries to execute and deliver Subsidiary Joinders or (B) provide the SunEdison Parties with an indemnity, on terms substantially in the form attached hereto as Exhibit G, for any Claims asserted against the SunEdison Parties by such subsidiaries that, if such subsidiaries executed and delivered Subsidiary Joinders, would be released pursuant to this Agreement against the Parties, then SunEdison Inc shall not be entitled to terminate this Agreement pursuant to this Section 8(c)(vii).
 
(d)          Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the Jointly Supported Transaction Agreement is terminated pursuant to Section 8.2(c) of the Merger Agreement (or the equivalent provision of any alternative Jointly Supported Transaction Agreement), no Party shall have the right to terminate this Agreement pursuant to clause (viii) or (ix) of Section 8(b) or clause (iii) or (iv) of Section 8(c) of this Agreement unless and until SunEdison has failed to elect to consummate a Stand-Alone Conversion on a timely basis and in accordance with Section 2(h) of this Agreement.
 
(e)          Upon termination of this Agreement in accordance with this Section 8, excluding the provisions of this Agreement that expressly survive any termination thereof: (i) this Agreement shall be of no further force and effect and (ii) each Party shall be released from its commitments, undertakings, and agreements under this Agreement and shall have the rights that it would have had had it not entered into this Agreement; provided, however, that upon such termination, nothing contained herein shall be deemed or construed as a waiver, admission, concession, res judicata, collateral estoppel, or otherwise relevant in connection with any subsequent action, cause of action, or proceeding.
 
(f)           Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Section 8, no Party may terminate this Agreement pursuant to Section 8(b) (other than clauses (i) and (ix) thereunder) or Section 8(c) (other than clauses (i) and (iii) thereunder) after the time the Requisite Company Vote is obtained.
 
Section 9.
Transfers and Conversions.
 
(a)           Each of the TERP Parties agrees that, during the term of this Agreement, it shall not directly or indirectly, sell, transfer, convey, participate, assign, encumber, hypothecate or otherwise dispose of, in whole or in part, (“Transfer”) any Claims that it has against SunEdison, and each of the SunEdison Parties agrees that, during the term of this Agreement, it shall not directly or indirectly, sell, transfer, convey, participate, assign, encumber, hypothecate or otherwise dispose of, in whole or in part, any Claims that it has against TERP; provided that in each case, a Party may pledge or encumber Claims in connection with existing secured debt incurred or guaranteed by such Party or the refinancing or modification thereof.
 
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(b)          During the term of this Agreement, the SunEdison Parties agree that,  except pursuant to the Stand-Alone Conversion, they shall not (i) seek to convert, exchange, redeem, terminate or take any other action that would extinguish their Class B Units and or Class B Common Stock into Class A Common Stock, other than at the closing of a Jointly Supported Transaction in accordance with the terms of a Jointly Supported Transaction Agreement or in connection with a Stand-Alone Conversion pursuant to Section 2(h) of this Agreement, or (ii) Transfer any Class B Units or Class B Common Stock to any entity that is not, at the time of such transfer, a SunEdison Party.
 
Section 10.
Miscellaneous.
 
(a)          Complete Agreement. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement among the Parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes and nullifies all prior agreements, oral or written, among the Parties with respect thereto, including the MOU.  The Parties acknowledge that the terms set forth in this Agreement do not represent, nor should they be construed as, a binding commitment or obligation of any TERP Parties or SunEdison Parties to enter into a Jointly Supported Transaction Agreement.
 
(b)          Governing Law; Jurisdiction; Waiver of Jury Trial.  This Agreement shall be construed and enforced in accordance with, and the rights of the Parties shall be governed by, the laws of the State of New York, without giving effect to the conflict of laws principles thereof.  Each Party agrees that it shall bring any action or proceeding in respect of any claim arising out of or related to this Agreement in the Bankruptcy Court and, solely in connection with claims arising under this Agreement: (i) irrevocably submits to the exclusive jurisdiction and the authority of the Bankruptcy Court, (ii) waives any objection to laying venue in any such action or proceeding in the Bankruptcy Court, and (iii) waives any objection that the Bankruptcy Court is an inconvenient forum, does not have jurisdiction over any party, or lacks the constitutional authority to enter final orders in connection with such action or proceeding.  Each Party hereby waives, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, any right it may have to a trial by jury in any legal proceeding arising out of, or relating to, this Agreement or the transactions contemplated hereby (whether based on contract, tort or any other theory).  Each Party (i) certifies that 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, and (ii) acknowledges that it and the other Parties have been induced to enter into this Agreement by, among other things, the mutual waivers and certifications in this Section 10(b).  It is understood and agreed that money damages may not be a sufficient remedy for any breach or threatened breach of this Agreement and that each Party shall be entitled to seek specific performance and injunctive or other equitable relief as a remedy for any such breach or threatened breach by the other to the extent permitted by law.
 
(c)          Execution of Agreement. This Agreement may be executed and delivered in any number of counterparts and by way of electronic signature and delivery, each such counterpart, when executed and delivered, shall be deemed an original, and all of which together shall constitute the same agreement.  Each individual executing this Agreement on behalf of a Party has been duly authorized and empowered to execute and deliver this Agreement on behalf of such Party.
 
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(d)          Interpretation and Rules of Construction.  This Agreement is the product of negotiations among the Parties and in the enforcement or interpretation hereof, is to be interpreted in a neutral manner, and any presumption with regard to interpretation for or against any Party by reason of that Party having drafted or caused to be drafted this Agreement, or any portion hereof, shall not be effective in regard to the interpretation hereof. The Parties were each represented by counsel during the negotiations and drafting of this Agreement and continue to be represented by counsel. In addition, this Agreement shall be interpreted in accordance with section 102 of the Bankruptcy Code.
 
(e)          Settlement Discussions. This Agreement and the transactions contemplated herein are part of a proposed settlement among the Parties.  Nothing herein shall be deemed an admission of any kind.  To the extent provided by Federal Rule of Evidence 408, and any applicable state rules of evidence, this Agreement and all negotiations relating thereto shall not be admissible into evidence in any proceeding other than proceedings to approve the Approval Order or to enforce the terms of this Agreement.
 
(f)           Successors and Assigns; No Third Party Beneficiaries.  This Agreement is intended to bind and inure to the benefit of the Parties and their respective successors and permitted assigns, as applicable.  Except as otherwise explicitly set forth herein, nothing in this Agreement is intended to benefit or create any right or cause of action in or on behalf of any person other than the Parties (and their affiliated persons and entities who are expressly described as beneficiaries of the releases and settlements set forth herein).
 
(g)          Notices.  All notices hereunder shall be deemed given if in writing and delivered, if sent by electronic mail, courier, or registered or certified mail (return receipt requested) to the following addresses (or at such other addresses as shall be specified by like notice):
 
if to SunEdison Inc or the SunEdison Parties, to:
 
SunEdison, Inc.
13736 Riverport Dr.
Maryland Heights, Missouri 63043
Attn:      General Counsel

with copies (which shall not constitute notice) to:

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Four Times Square
New York, New York 10036
Attn:      Jay M. Goffman and J. Eric Ivester
Email:     jay.goffman@skadden.com
eric.ivester@skadden.com
 
if to TERP Inc, to:
 
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TerraForm Power, Inc.
7550 Wisconsin Ave., 9th Floor
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Attn:     General Counsel

with copies (which shall not constitute notice) to:

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
125 Broad Street
New York, New York 10004
Attn: Andrew G. Dietderich
Email:     dietdericha@sullcrom.com

and

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
One Battery Park Plaza
New York, New York 10004
Attn: Avner Bengera
Email: avner.bengera@hugheshubbard.com
 
if to TERP LLC or the TERP Parties, to:
 
TerraForm Power, LLC
7550 Wisconsin Ave., 9th Floor
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Attn:     General Counsel

with copies (which shall not constitute notice) to:

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
125 Broad Street
New York, New York 10004
Attn: Andrew G. Dietderich
Email:    dietdericha@sullcrom.com

and

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
One Battery Park Plaza
New York, New York 10004
Attn: Avner Bengera
Email: avner.bengera@hugheshubbard.com
 
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or such other address as may have been furnished by a Party to each of the other Parties by notice given in accordance with the requirements set forth above. Any notice given by delivery, mail, or courier shall be effective when received.  Notwithstanding the potential applicability of the automatic stay of section 362 of the Bankruptcy Code, the Debtors consent to the TERP Parties’ delivery of notices to the Debtors pursuant to this Agreement.

(h)          Amendments.  This Agreement may not be modified or amended in any way except in a writing with the mutual agreement of SunEdison Inc, TERP Inc and TERP LLC.
 
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Parties have caused this Agreement to be executed and delivered by their respective duly authorized officers, solely in their respective capacity as officers of the undersigned and not in any other capacity, as of the date first set forth above.
 

 
[Signature Pages Follow]
 
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EXHIBIT A

Approval Order

UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
     
 
In re:
 
SUNEDISON, INC., et al.,
 
Debtors.1
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Chapter 11
 
Case No. 16-10992 (SMB)
 
(Jointly Administered)
 
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ORDER GRANTING DEBTORS’ MOTION FOR ORDER PURSUANT TO BANKRUPTCY CODE SECTIONS 105, 363(B), AND 365 AND BANKRUPTCY RULES 6004 AND 9019 AUTHORIZING AND APPROVING CERTAIN SETTLEMENT AGREEMENTS AMONG THE DEBTORS AND THE YIELDCOS
 

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The Debtors in these chapter 11 cases, along with the last four digits of each Debtor’s tax identification number are as follows: SunEdison, Inc. (5767); SunEdison DG, LLC (N/A); SUNE Wind Holdings, Inc. (2144); SUNE Hawaii Solar Holdings, LLC (0994); First Wind Solar Portfolio, LLC (5014); First Wind California Holdings, LLC (7697); SunEdison Holdings Corporation (8669); SunEdison Utility Holdings, Inc. (6443); SunEdison International, Inc. (4551); SUNE ML 1, LLC (3132); MEMC Pasadena, Inc. (5238); Solaicx (1969); SunEdison Contracting, LLC (3819); NVT, LLC (5370); NVT Licenses, LLC (5445); Team-Solar, Inc. (7782); SunEdison Canada, LLC (6287); Enflex Corporation (5515); Fotowatio Renewable Ventures, Inc. (1788); Silver Ridge Power Holdings, LLC (5886); SunEdison International, LLC (1567); Sun Edison LLC (1450); SunEdison Products Singapore Pte. Ltd. (7373); SunEdison Residential Services, LLC (5787); PVT Solar, Inc. (3308); SEV Merger Sub Inc. (N/A); Sunflower Renewable Holdings 1, LLC (6273); Blue Sky West Capital, LLC (7962); First Wind Oakfield Portfolio, LLC (3711); First Wind Panhandle Holdings III, LLC (4238); DSP Renewables, LLC (5513); Hancock Renewables Holdings, LLC (N/A); EverStream HoldCo Fund I, LLC (9564); Buckthorn Renewables Holdings, LLC (7616); Greenmountain Wind Holdings, LLC (N/A); Rattlesnake Flat Holdings, LLC (N/A); Somerset Wind Holdings, LLC (N/A); SunE Waiawa Holdings, LLC (9757); SunE MN Development, LLC (8669); SunE MN Development Holdings, LLC (5388); and SunE Minnesota Holdings, LLC (8926).  The address of the Debtors’ corporate headquarters is 13736 Riverport Dr., Maryland Heights, Missouri 63043.
 

Upon the motion (the “Motion”)2 of the Debtors for an Order, pursuant to sections 105(a), 363(b), and 365 of title 11 of the United States Code (the “Bankruptcy Code”), and Rules 9019 and 6004 of the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure (the “Bankruptcy Rules”) (a) authorizing and approving the Debtors’ entry into (i) that certain Settlement Agreement, dated as of March 6, 2017, by and among the SunEdison Parties and the TERP Parties, attached hereto as Annex A (the “TERP Settlement Agreement”) and (ii) that certain Settlement Agreement, dated as of March 6, 2017, by and among the SunEdison Parties and the Global Parties, attached hereto as Annex B (the “GLBL Settlement Agreement,” and together with the TERP Settlement Agreement, the “Settlement Agreements”), (b) approving the Debtors’ performance of their obligations under the Settlement Agreements, (c) approving and effectuating (i) the releases provided by (x) the TERP Releasing Parties as and to the full extent set forth in Section 3(a), if applicable, and Section 4(a) and 4(f) of the TERP Settlement Agreement and (y) the SunEdison Releasing Parties as and to the full extent set forth in Section 4(b) of the TERP Settlement Agreement (collectively, the “TERP Releases”) and (ii) the releases provided by (x) the GLBL Releasing Parties as and to the full extent set forth in Section 3(a), if applicable, and Sections 4(a) and 4(f) of the GLBL Settlement Agreement and (y) the SunEdison Releasing Parties as and to the full extent set forth in Section 4(b) of the GLBL Settlement Agreement (collectively, the “GLBL Releases” and together with the TERP Releases, the “Releases”), in each case, solely when effective under the terms of the applicable Settlement Agreement, and (d) approving the allocation of the consideration to be received by the Debtors on account of the Avoidance Actions in connection with the Jointly Supported Transaction; and upon the supporting Declarations; and due and sufficient notice of the Motion having been given under the particular circumstances; and it appearing that no other or further notice need be provided; and it appearing that the relief requested by the Motion is in the best interests of the Debtors, their estates, their creditors, their stakeholders, and other parties in interest; and good cause appearing therefor, it is hereby



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Capitalized terms not otherwise defined herein shall have the meanings ascribed to such terms in the Motion.
 

FOUND AND DETERMINED THAT:3
 
A.           Jurisdiction and Venue.  The Court has jurisdiction over the Motion pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §§ 157 and 1334, and this matter is a core proceeding pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 157(b).  Venue of these cases and the Motion in this district is proper under 28 U.S.C. §§ 1408 and 1409.
B.            Hearing and Notice.  A hearing on the Motion was held by this Court on  [●], 2017 (the “Hearing”).  As evidenced by the affidavits of service previously filed with the Court, and based on the representations of counsel at the Hearing, (i) proper, timely, adequate, and sufficient notice of the Motion, the Hearing, and the Settlement Agreements has been provided in accordance with sections 362, 363, and 365 of the Bankruptcy Code, Bankruptcy Rules 2002, 6004 and 9006, Rule 6006-1 of the Local Rules for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York (the “Local Bankruptcy Rules”) and this Court’s case management procedures, (ii) such notice was good, sufficient, and appropriate under the particular circumstances, and (iii) no other or further notice of the Motion, the Hearing, or the Settlement Agreements is or shall be required.
C.            Opportunity to Object.  A fair and reasonable opportunity to object or be heard with respect to the Motion and the relief requested therein has been afforded to all interested persons and entities.


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Findings of fact shall be construed as conclusions of law and conclusions of law shall be construed as findings of fact when appropriate.  See Fed. R. Bankr. P. 7052.
 

D.           Settlement and Compromise.  As is more specifically described in the recitals to the Settlement Agreements, the Debtors have asserted claims against the Yieldcos, the Yieldcos have asserted claims against the Debtors, and each has asserted defenses to the rights and claims of the other (collectively, the “Claims and Defenses”).  The Claims and Defenses include allegations by the Debtors that certain transfers to or for the benefit of the Yieldcos or the value thereof are avoidable by or payable to the Debtors (the “Potential Avoidance Claims”).4  The Motion describes, and each Settlement  Agreement contemplates, a comprehensive release and settlement of certain Claims and Defenses (the “Yieldco Compromises and Settlements”), which are supported by valuable consideration.  Specifically, (i) the TERP Settlement Agreement provides that, subject to its terms and conditions, (A) solely in accordance with Section 2(a) thereof, upon the closing of a Jointly Supported Transaction for TERP, the Debtors shall receive 36.9% of the total consideration paid to or value received in respect of all TERP Inc equity securities (including, for the avoidance of doubt, all shares of common stock, options, restricted stock awards and restricted stock units issued and outstanding immediately prior to the consummation of such Jointly Supported Transaction) (the “M&A Conversion”) and (B) solely in accordance with Sections 2(a) and Section 2(h) thereof, if the Jointly Supported Transaction Agreement is terminated under certain circumstances, SunEdison shall have the right to elect to receive newly-issued Class A Common Stock of TERP Inc constituting 36.9% of the aggregate issued and outstanding Class A Common Stock of TERP Inc on a fully-diluted, as converted basis (including options, restricted stock awards and restricted stock units) as of the issuance of such Class A Common Stock (the “Stand-Alone Conversion,” and together with the M&A Conversion, the “TERP Settlement Value”), and  (ii) the GLBL Settlement Agreement provides that, subject to its terms and conditions and solely in accordance with Section 2(a) thereof, upon the closing of a Jointly Supported Transaction for GLBL, the Debtors shall receive 25.0% of the total consideration paid to or value received in respect of all GLBL Inc equity securities (including shares of common stock, options, restricted stock awards and restricted stock units) (the “GLBL Settlement Value” and, together with TERP Settlement Value, the “Aggregate Settlement Value”), in each case, pursuant to the applicable Jointly Supported Transaction.



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On November 7, 2016, the Committee filed the Motion of Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors for (I) Leave, Standing and Authority to Commence and Prosecute Certain Claims and Causes of Action on Behalf of Debtors’ Estates and (II) Settlement Authority [Docket No. 1557] (the “UCC Standing Motion”) seeking other things, leave, standing and authority to prosecute the Potential Avoidance Claims.
 

E.            Releases.  The Releases, as and to the fullest extent set forth in the TERP Settlement Agreement and GLBL Settlement Agreement, respectively, are critical to the settlements and compromises thereunder, are supported by fair and reasonable consideration, are in the best interests of the Debtors’ estates, and, accordingly, are hereby approved pursuant to Bankruptcy Rule 9019; are subject to the conditions, limitations, exclusions, and stipulations set forth in the applicable Settlement Agreement in all respects, and shall only be effective when effective under the applicable Settlement Agreement.
F.            Allocation of Sale Consideration to Potential Avoidance Claims. In the Motion and supporting declarations, the Debtors set forth the amount and their analysis regarding the deemed allocation, for purposes of implementing the Yieldco Compromises and Settlements, of the Aggregate Settlement Value on account of the Debtors’ release of Potential Avoidance Claims: $_________________ of cash or equivalent value of the TERP Settlement Value to be received by those Debtors identified in Annex C to this Order and $_________________ of the GLBL Settlement Value to be received by those Debtors identified in Annex C to this Order (collectively, the “Potential Avoidance Claims Allocations,” and together with the Yieldco Compromises and Settlements, the “Compromise and Settlement”).  The remainder of the Aggregate Settlement Value is deemed, for purposes of implementing the Yieldco Compromises and Settlements, to be received by the Debtors on account of the Debtors’ Class A Common Stock (if any), Class B Common Stock and Class B Units (in each case, in the respective Yieldco), the Debtors’ asserted voting control, and the cancellation or delivery of the Debtors’ incentive distribution rights, each as contemplated under the Settlement Agreements, and as set forth by the Debtors in Annex C hereto.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, the Potential Avoidance Claims Allocations shall not be deemed an admission or concession, res judicata, collateral estoppel, or otherwise relevant or probative as part of, or in connection with, any subsequent action or proceeding, including any action or proceeding (a) in connection with the Potential Avoidance Claims or (b) between any Yieldco and any other party.
 

G.            Fair and Equitable/Best Interest.  Approval of the Compromise and Settlement, including the Yieldco Compromises and Settlements and the Potential Avoidance Claims Allocations, is (i) fair and equitable, (ii) in the best interests of the estate, and (iii) falls within the reasonable range of litigation possibilities.  The balance between the likelihood of the Debtors’ success on the merits after lengthy and costly litigation when compared to the concrete and tangible benefit of the Compromise and Settlement weighs in favor of approval of the Compromise and Settlement.  Moreover, it is certain that litigation of the Claims and Defenses (including the Potential Avoidance Claims) would be complex, protracted and collectability by the Debtors of any judgment that might be ordered in the Debtors’ favor against either of the Yieldcos is far from certain.  [The [Committee] [or] [Prepetition Secured Lenders] [or][Committee and Prepetition Secured Lenders] support[s] the Compromise and Settlement.]  The Debtors relied on experienced counsel from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Brown Rudnick LLP, Rothschild Inc. and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP when exercising their business judgment to enter into the Compromise and Settlement, including determination of the Potential Avoidance Claims Allocations.  With respect to the Potential Avoidance Claims Allocations, the Debtors also considered written submissions from both the Committee and the Prepetition Secured Lenders where such constituent groups outlined their respective view about the Potential Avoidance Claims Allocations.
 

H.            Arm’s-Length Process.  The negotiation and execution of the Settlement Agreements was at arm’s-length and in good faith, and at all times each of the Yieldcos and the Debtors were represented by competent, independent counsel of their choosing.
 
(a)           [TERP.  The TERP Settlement Agreement was approved by the Conflicts Committee of the Board of Directors of TERP Inc, which is comprised entirely of independent directors of TERP Inc who do not serve on GLBL Inc’s Board of Directors and who are advised by independent counsel.  In addition, the TERP Settlement Agreement was approved by the Conflicts Committee of TERP LLC, which is comprised entirely of independent directors who do not serve on the GLBL Inc Board of Directors, and the Board of Directors of TERP Inc, the majority of which is independent and unaffiliated with SunEdison.]
 
(b)           [GLBL.  The GLBL Settlement Agreement was approved by the Conflicts Committee of the Board of Directors of GLBL Inc, which is comprised entirely of independent directors of GLBL Inc who do not serve on TERP Inc’s Board of Directors and who are advised by independent counsel.  In addition, the GLBL Settlement Agreement was approved by the Conflicts Committee of GLBL LLC, which is comprised entirely of independent directors who do not serve on the TERP Inc Board of Directors, and the Board of Directors of GLBL Inc, the majority of which is independent and unaffiliated with SunEdison.  The two directors on the GLBL Inc Board of Directors affiliated with SunEdison recused themselves from the deliberations and votes related to such approval.]
 

(c)           [SunEdison.  After due deliberation and careful consideration, the Settlement Agreements were approved by the SUNE Board of Directors.]
I.          Legal and Factual Bases.  The legal and factual bases set forth in the Motion and at the Hearing establish just cause for the relief granted herein.
 
It is therefore ORDERED, ADJUDGED AND DECREED THAT:
 
1.            The Motion is GRANTED to the extent set forth herein.
 
2.            The Compromise and Settlement is hereby approved.
 
3.            The Yieldco Compromises and Settlements, including the Settlement Agreements and all of their provisions (including the Releases), are hereby approved, and the Releases are incorporated fully herein.  The Debtors are authorized to enter into, perform their obligations under, and take all other actions to effect the Settlement Agreements with the Yieldcos pursuant to sections 105, 363(b), and 365 of the Bankruptcy Code and Bankruptcy Rules 6004 and 9019.
 
4.            This Order, and the Settlement Agreements approved hereunder, shall be binding on all parties in interest in the Debtors’ Chapter 11 Cases (including, but not limited to, any subsequently appointed chapter 11 or chapter 7 trustee or any representative of the Debtors’ estates appointed pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 1123) and in each case, on each of their predecessors or successors.
 
5.            Any Release of Claims by a person or entity other than a SunEdison Party authorized herein is subject to such person or entity’s authority to release such Claims under applicable non-bankruptcy law.
 

6.            The Potential Avoidance Claims Allocations are hereby approved in the amounts set forth above.  Any monies or property received on account of the Potential Avoidance Claims Allocations shall be held by the respective Debtors, in accordance with Annex C hereto, to be distributed as may be required pursuant to the Bankruptcy Code or further court order.  Nothing contained in this Order is intended to decide which creditor constituent(s) is/are entitled to the Potential Avoidance Claims Allocations and the arguments of the Debtors and all parties in interest with respect to such issues are preserved, including any claims and defenses in that certain adversary proceeding, Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., et al., Adv. Pro. No. 16-1228 (SMB), or arguments for substantive consolidation of some or all of the Debtors’ estates with estates of other Debtors.
 
7.            Exclusive of the decree set forth in the above Paragraph 6, any and all liens, claims, interests, and encumbrances (collectively, the “Liens”) attaching to the Aggregate Settlement Value will attach in the order of priority, and with the same validity and extent, as set forth under the Final Order (I) Authorizing Debtors to (A) Obtain Senior Secured, Superpriority, Postpetition Financing Pursuant to Bankruptcy Code Sections 105, 361, 362, 364(c)(1), 364(c)(2), 364(c)(3), 364(d)(1), and 364(e) and (B) Utilize Cash Collateral Pursuant to Bankruptcy Code Section 363, and (ii) Granting Adequate Protection to Prepetition Secured Parties Pursuant to Bankruptcy Code Sections 361, 362, 363 and 364 [Docket No. 523] (the “Final DIP Order”).
 
8.            Upon the respective Settlement Effective Time and pursuant to the terms of the TERP and GLBL Settlement Agreements, the SunEdison Parties shall receive, with respect to their Class A Common Stock (if any) in each of TERP Inc and GLBL Inc, the SunEdison Parties’ pro rata share of the total consideration paid to holders of Class A Common Stock of TERP Inc and GLBL Inc pursuant to the respective Jointly Supported Transaction, and such consideration shall be in addition to the Aggregate Settlement Value received by the Debtors.
 

9.            Excluding the Settlement Agreements, confidentiality agreements, and the agreements set forth on Exhibits B of the Settlement Agreements, each agreement between the Debtors, on the one hand, and TERP and GLBL (as applicable), on the other hand, shall be deemed rejected by the applicable Debtor(s) as of the applicable Settlement Effective Time, pursuant to section 365 of the Bankruptcy Code; provided, however, that the Yieldcos shall be deemed to have no damages, claims or liabilities of any nature whatsoever (including, but not limited to, any administrative claims against the Debtors) arising from such rejections.  For the avoidance of doubt, the foregoing relief granted in this Paragraph 9 of the Order shall only pertain to agreements between the Debtors and TERP and GLBL (as applicable), and shall not apply to agreements between TERP and GLBL (as applicable) and any non-Debtor SunEdison subsidiary or affiliate.
 
10.          In the event that the Preserved Comprehensive Unsecured Claim of TERP and/or GLBL is not waived and released pursuant to Section 3(a) of the applicable Settlement Agreement(s), the Debtors’ and the Committee’s rights to oppose or object to the Preserved Comprehensive Unsecured Claim(s) on any grounds, including by seeking to reduce the allowed amount of such claim or to disallow such claim in its entirety, shall be preserved in accordance with the applicable Settlement Agreement(s).
 
11.          The Debtors’ and the Committee’s rights to oppose or object to the Preserved DE Shaw Unsecured Claim and the Preserved Renova Unsecured Claim on any grounds, including by seeking to reduce the allowed amount of such claim or to disallow such claim in its entirety, shall be preserved in accordance with the TERP Settlement Agreement and the GLBL Settlement Agreement (as applicable).
 

12.          For the avoidance of doubt, upon the effectiveness of the TERP Releases, (a) the TERP Parties shall forever be barred from asserting any Claims against the Debtors’ estates other than (i) the Preserved Comprehensive Unsecured Claim (to the extent such Preserved Comprehensive Unsecured Claim is not waived and released pursuant to the TERP Settlement Agreement), (ii) the Preserved DE Shaw Unsecured Claim and (iii) any Claim to enforce, or for damages for breach of (A) the TERP Settlement Agreement, (B) the TERP Jointly Supported Transaction Agreement, (C) the TERP Voting and Support Agreement, (D) any agreement set forth on Exhibits B or C of the TERP Settlement Agreement, or (E) any other contract, instrument, release or other agreement or document entered into in connection with the TERP Settlement Agreement or the TERP Jointly Supported Transaction, and (b) the SunEdison Parties shall forever be barred from asserting any Claims against TERP other than any Claim to enforce, or for damages for breach of (A) the TERP Settlement Agreement, (B) the TERP Jointly Supported Transaction Agreement, (C) the TERP Voting and Support Agreement, (D) any agreement set forth on Exhibits B or C of the TERP Settlement Agreement, or (E) any other contract, instrument, release or other agreement or document created or entered into in connection with the TERP Settlement Agreement or the TERP Jointly Supported Transaction.
 

13.          For the avoidance of doubt, upon the effectiveness of the GLBL Releases, (a) the GLBL Parties shall forever be barred from asserting any Claims against the Debtors’ estates other than (i) the Preserved Comprehensive Unsecured Claim (to the extent such Preserved Comprehensive Unsecured Claim is not waived and released pursuant to the TERP Settlement Agreement), (ii) the Preserved Renova Unsecured Claim and (iii) any Claim to enforce, or for damages for breach of (A) the GLBL Settlement Agreement, (B) the GLBL Jointly Supported Transaction Agreement, (C) the GLBL Voting and Support Agreement, (D) any agreement set forth on Exhibits B or C of the GLBL Settlement Agreement, or (E) any other contract, instrument, release or other agreement or document entered into in connection with the GLBL Settlement Agreement or the GLBL Jointly Supported Transaction, and (b) the SunEdison Parties shall forever be barred from asserting any Claims against GLBL other than any Claim to enforce, or for damages for breach of (A) the GLBL Settlement Agreement, (B) the GLBL Jointly Supported Transaction Agreement, (C) the GLBL Voting and Support Agreement, (D) any agreement set forth on Exhibits B or C of the GLBL Settlement Agreement, or (E) any other contract, instrument, release or other agreement or document created or entered into in connection with the GLBL Settlement Agreement or the GLBL Jointly Supported Transaction.
 
14.          Upon the entry of this Order, the UCC Standing Motion [Docket No. 1557] is hereby denied with prejudice.
 
15.          Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Order or the Settlement Agreements, the rights of the Parties and all other insured persons and entities, if any, to access any insurance policies or the proceeds thereof (the “Policies”) in their respective capacities as insureds thereunder, including those under which the Debtors or the Yieldcos are insured, shall not be affected or diminished by this Order or the Settlement Agreements (even if Claims and Defenses related thereto are otherwise released pursuant to the Settlement Agreements), and the rights and defenses of the Debtors and each Yieldco are reserved with respect thereto.  Insurers for the Policies are directed to comply with and implement this Paragraph 15.
 

16.          Upon the termination of a Settlement Agreement in accordance with its terms: (i) this Order and the relief granted herein shall be deemed null and void effective immediately upon such termination with respect to such Settlement Agreement, excluding the provisions of such Settlement Agreement that expressly survive the termination thereof; (ii) thereupon, excluding the provisions of such Settlement Agreement that expressly survive the termination thereof, the parties to such Settlement Agreement shall fully revert to the status quo ante, including respecting all claims, defenses, causes of action, arguments and contentions; and (iii) no aspect of the Motion, supporting Declarations, any responsive pleadings or statements on the record before the Court, the Hearing, or this Order shall be deemed an admission or concession, res judicata, collateral estoppel, or otherwise relevant or probative in connection with any subsequent action or proceeding.  For the avoidance of doubt, if one Settlement Agreement terminates in accordance with its terms and the other does not, this Order shall remain in effect in all respects with respect to the non-terminating Settlement Agreement until such Settlement Agreement terminates in accordance with its terms.
 
17.          For the avoidance of doubt, to the extent the automatic stay provisions of section 362 of the Bankruptcy Code would otherwise apply, such provisions are vacated and modified to effectuate all of the terms of the Settlement Agreements, including to permit the parties thereto to send any notices contemplated thereunder, or to exercise any right or perform any obligation in accordance with the terms thereof.
 
18.          Any objections to the Motion or the relief requested therein that have not been withdrawn, waived, or settled, and all reservations of rights included therein, are hereby overruled on the merits and denied with prejudice.
 

19.          In the event of any conflict(s) or inconsistency between this Order and the Settlement Agreements, the Order shall govern.
 
20.          Notwithstanding Bankruptcy Rule 6004(h), this Order shall be effective and enforceable immediately upon entry hereof.
 
21.          The requirements set forth in Local Bankruptcy Rule 9013-1(b) are satisfied by the contents of the Motion.
 
22.          The Debtors are authorized and empowered to take all actions necessary to implement the relief granted in this Order.
 
23.          This Court shall retain jurisdiction with respect to all matters arising from or related to the implementation or interpretation of this Order.
 
24.          To the extent of any conflict or inconsistency between the terms of this Order and the Settlement Agreements, on the one hand, and any plan of reorganization confirmed in these Chapter 11 Cases, on the other hand, the terms of this Order and the Settlement Agreement, as applicable, shall govern.
 
Dated:          New York, New York
 
, 2017
 
__________________________________ HONORABLE STUART M. BERNSTEIN
 

EXHIBIT B

Surviving Agreements between the TERP Parties and the Debtors

1.            TERP Lease Assumption & Assignment Agreement, dated February 3, 2017, between SunEdison, Inc. and Terraform Power, Inc. and TerraForm Power, LLC.
 
2.            Any transition services agreement between TERP and SunEdison, if any, entered into after the date hereof pertaining to the provisions of transition services relating to the GAM business, unless expressly stated otherwise in such agreement.
 
3.             Any transition services agreement between TERP and SunEdison, if any, entered into after the date hereof pertaining to the provision of corporate and/or administrative transition services.
 

EXHIBIT C

Surviving Agreements between the TERP Parties and non-Debtor SunEdison Entities


1.          Any transition services agreement between TERP and SunEdison, if any, entered into after the date hereof pertaining to the provisions of transition services relating to the GAM business, unless expressly stated otherwise in such agreement.
 
2.          Any transition services agreement between TERP and SunEdison, if any, entered into after the date hereof pertaining to the provision of corporate and/or administrative transition services.
 

EXHIBIT D

Intellectual Property Identified in Section 2(e)

System/Project Name
Description
Type of License
     
SunDAT
Layouts of PV Systems (Home grown)
Vendor
     
Gateway Device
Control unit at customer premise
Vendor
     
Intranet
Intranet, Employee Portal
Home grown
     
3 Megawatt
Solar Asset Management
Vendor
     
TCMan
Asset Management (Europe)
Vendor
     
TREES
In-house software for Billing
Home grown
     
SAM
Project Database
Home grown
     
Maximo
Enterprise Asset Management, EHS, QA, …
Vendor
     
Oracle EBS R12
Accounting/ERP software
Vendor
 

Exhibit E

Administrative and Operational Matters and Ordinary Course Claims

Unless expressly stated otherwise below, the amounts of all asserted claims described below are disputed by the party such claims are asserted against, and the inclusion of such claims on this Exhibit E shall not be deemed an admission or concession, res judicata, collateral estoppel, or otherwise relevant or probative as part of, or in connection with, any subsequent action or proceeding in respect of such claims.

TERP

1.
The parties agree that IVS I Services LLC will pay $1.925 million Team-Solar, Inc. in full and final settlement of the dispute as to outstanding amounts owed in relation to the Imperial Valley Solar I (Mt. Signal) Project and the series of O&M and Asset Management agreements related thereto.

2.
Upon the recovery by TERP of insurance proceeds from AIG related to the Kahuku fire, TERP agrees, within five business days of receipt of such insurance proceeds, to reimburse SunEdison for its reasonable and documented out-of-pocket legal costs and expenses in connection therewith, in an amount not to exceed $475,000.  SunEdison agrees to cooperate with TERP to facilitate a settlement with AIG, including by executing such releases or similar documents in mutually agreed form and substance as may be required by AIG.

3.
The following amounts that TERP asserts are owed by First Wind Energy, LLC in connection with certain insurance premium prepayments on behalf of the TERP projects identified below (with such amounts to be reimbursed directly to the respective project and totaling approximately $2,137,069.39 in the aggregate):

(a)
Rattlesnake – $398,740.21
(b)
KWP II – $119,123.25
(c)
Bull Hill – $94,568.27
(d)
MA Solar – $33,241.82
(e)
South Plains I – $337,380.63
(f)
Steel Winds – $86,828.48
(g)
Sheffield – $105,702.09
(h)
Cohocton – $284,298.26
(i)
Kahuku – $112,285.90
(j)
KWP I – $75,062.87
(k)
Mars Hill – $92,380.75
(l)
Stetson – $234,230.53
(m)
Rollins – $163,226.33
 

4.
Pending the execution and delivery of transition services agreements governing such matters, and solely to the extent unpaid, all amounts due and owing pursuant to agreed-upon reimbursement of SunEdison’s  and TERP’s reasonable and documented out-of-pocket costs and expenses associated with the following (which, for the avoidance of doubt, in each case shall exclude all costs, fees, and expenses of TERP’s and the Debtors’ retained general corporate professionals):

(a)
The provision of corporate services to TERP, including the reimbursement of American Express charges, compensation and benefits for agreed-upon employees, the cost of agreed-upon external services, and the cost of IT services.  SunEdison asserts that as of February 28, 2017, $268,118.19 is owed by TERP to SunEdison under this clause 4(a), and the relevant amount after reconciliation shall be paid by March 13, 2017.

(b)
Agreed-upon services provided in connection with the transfer of GAM operations to TERP, including compensation and benefits for agreed-upon employees and the cost of agreed-upon external services.  SunEdison asserts that as of February 28, 2017, $1,601,659.41 is owed by TERP to SunEdison under this clause 4(b) for certain employee salaries and benefits (paid by SunEdison on TERP’s behalf) and employer taxes, and the relevant amount after reconciliation shall be paid by March 14, 2017.

(c)
Any additional services for which TERP has agreed in writing (including by email) to reimburse SunEdison, and after March 7, 2017, as agreed to by an officer of TERP.

(d)
Any services for which SunEdison has agreed in writing (including by email) to reimburse TERP, and after March 7, 2017, as agreed to by an officer of SunEdison.

(e)
Until the execution and delivery of a definitive transition services agreement for the GAM transition, any obligations under existing GAM contracts that have not been terminated that shall be invoiced and paid in the ordinary course, subject to TERP’s rights and defenses, if any.

5.
For the period from February 28, 2017, through and until the execution and delivery of definitive transition services agreements for the GAM transition and corporate matters between TERP and SUNE, SUNE will continue to invoice TERP in the ordinary course (with respect to GAM services and general corporate matters, in each case not otherwise compensated for by reimbursement, O&M fees or asset management fees preserved in Item 4) and consistent with past practice for services for which TERP has (i) agreed in writing (including by email) to reimburse SunEdison (and after March 7, 2017, as agreed to by an officer of TERP), or (ii) reimbursed SunEdison within the past three months (unless TERP has notified SunEdison that it no longer intends to reimburse SunEdison for such services), and TERP will continue to pay amounts owed under such invoices in each case subject to TERP’s rights and defenses, if any.
 

Solely to the extent unpaid, TERP shall pay SunEdison, and SunEdison shall pay TERP, all amounts due and owing pursuant to executed and delivered transition services agreements, if any, for the GAM transition and corporate matters between TERP and SunEdison.
 

EXHIBIT F

Form of Subsidiary Joinder
 
JOINDER AGREEMENT
 
This Joinder Agreement, dated as of ________ __, 2017, (this “Joinder Agreement”) is a joinder to the Settlement Agreement dated March 6, 2017, among TerraForm Power, Inc., TerraForm Power, LLC, TerraForm Power Operating, LLC and SunEdison, Inc. (the “Settlement Agreement”).  Capitalized terms used but not defined herein shall have the meanings given to such terms in the Settlement Agreement.
 
1.             [Each of] [t]he undersigned (“Subsidiar[ies]”), having received and reviewed a copy of the Settlement Agreement, hereby agrees to be bound by the terms, conditions and other provisions of the Settlement Agreement that bind TERP, with all attendant rights, duties and obligations of TERP stated therein.
 
2.            [Each] Subsidiary makes, as of the date hereof, all of the representations and warranties of a Party contained in Section 7 of the Settlement Agreement as fully as if such representations and warranties were set forth herein.
 
3.            THIS JOINDER AGREEMENT AND ANY CLAIM, CONTROVERSY OR DISPUTE ARISING UNDER OR RELATED TO THIS JOINDER AGREEMENT SHALL BE GOVERNED BY, AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK.
 
4.            This Joinder Agreement may be executed in one or more counterparts (which may include counterparts delivered by telecopier) and, if executed in more than one counterpart, the executed counterparts shall each be deemed to be an original, but all such counterparts shall together constitute one and the same instrument.
 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, each of the undersigned has executed and delivered this Joinder Agreement as of the date first written above.
 
 
[SUBSIDIARY]
 
By:
 
Name:
 
Title:

 
[SUBSIDIARY]
 
By:
   
 
Name:
 
Title:
 
AGREED AND ACKNOWLEDGED:
SunEdison, Inc.,
 
By:
   
Name:
Title:
 
TerraForm Power, Inc.,
 
By:
   
Name:
Title:
 
TerraForm Power, LLC
 
By:
   
Name:
Title:
 
TerraForm Power Operating, LLC
 
By:
   
Name:
Title:
 

Exhibit G

INDEMNIFICATION AGREEMENT
 
THIS INDEMNIFICATION AGREEMENT (the “Indemnification Agreement”) is made and entered into as of ___________, 2017, by and between
 
(a)
TerraForm Power, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“TERP Inc”);
 
(b)
TerraForm Power, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“TERP LLC”);
 
(c)
TerraForm Power Operating, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“TERP Operating” and collectively with TERP Inc and TERP LLC, the “TERP Parties”);
 
(d)
SunEdison, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“SunEdison Inc”), for itself and on behalf of its affiliated debtors-in-possession (collectively, the “Debtors”); and
 
(e)
The non-debtor direct and indirect subsidiaries of SunEdison Inc that have executed and delivered joinders to this Indemnification Agreement (other than GLBL (defined below), and the TERP Parties) (collectively, the “SunEdison Subsidiary Parties” and together with the Debtors, the “SunEdison Parties,” and the SunEdison Parties and the TERP Parties, collectively, the “Parties”).
 
WHEREAS, on March 6, 2017, certain of the SunEdison Parties and the TERP Parties entered into a certain settlement agreement (the “Settlement Agreement”) to effectuate the settlements, compromises, terminations, and waivers provided thereunder, including the broad mutual releases in favor of each of the SunEdison Released Parties and TERP Released Parties (each as defined under the Settlement Agreement);
 
WHEREAS, Section 5(b) and Section 6(g) of the Settlement Agreement expressly contemplate that each of the TERP Parties and the SunEdison Parties shall use commercially reasonable efforts to cause their respective direct and indirect subsidiaries, to execute and deliver joinders to the Settlement Agreement substantially in the form attached as Exhibit F to the Settlement Agreement (collectively, the “Subsidiary Joinders”) on or prior to the Settlement Effective Time (as defined under the Settlement Agreement);
 
WHEREAS, the TERP Parties have requested that all of their direct and indirect subsidiaries (each a “TERP Subsidiary”) receive a release of claims under the Settlement Agreement regardless of whether such subsidiary executes and delivers a Subsidiary Joinder pursuant to the Settlement Agreement, such that the TERP Subsidiary is deemed a TERP Released Party entitled to the releases, discharges, and acquittals set forth in Section 4(b) of the Settlement Agreement (subject to the terms and conditions thereunder);
 

WHEREAS, in exchange for the foregoing release of each TERP Subsidiary that does not execute and deliver a Subsidiary Joinder, the SunEdison Parties requested, and the TERP Parties agreed, pursuant to Section 8(c)(vii) of the Settlement Agreement, to provide, an indemnity on terms reasonably acceptable to the SunEdison Parties and substantially in the form of this Indemnification Agreement;
 
 
WHEREAS, Section 8(c)(vii) of the Settlement Agreement expressly provides a termination right in favor of the SunEdison Parties if the TERP Parties fail to cause a TERP Subsidiary (a “Non-Joinder Subsidiary”) to execute and deliver a Subsidiary Joinder by the earlier of July 1, 2017 or ten (10) business days prior to the expected Settlement Effective Time; provided, however, that before the SunEdison Parties exercise such termination right pursuant to Section 8(c)(vii) of the Settlement Agreement, SunEdison Inc shall provide written notice to the TERP Parties identifying any such Non-Joinder Subsidiary, and the TERP Parties shall have nine (9) business days after receipt of such notice to either (i) cause such Non-Joinder Subsidiary to execute and deliver a Subsidiary Joinder to the SunEdison Parties, or (ii) enter into this Indemnification Agreement to provide the SunEdison Parties with an indemnity for any claims asserted against the SunEdison Parties by such Non-Joinder Subsidiary that would be released pursuant to the Settlement Agreement if such Non-Joinder Subsidiary had executed and delivered a Subsidiary Joinder;
 
NOW, THEREFORE, pursuant to the terms and conditions of the Settlement Agreement, and for the good and valuable consideration thereunder and hereunder, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the Parties, intending to be legally bound, hereby agree as follows:
 
1.             Indemnification Parties.  From and after the execution of this Indemnification Agreement, the SunEdison Parties and each of their respective directors, officers, shareholders, employees, agents, successors and assigns (each an “Indemnified Party,” and collectively, the “SunEdison Indemnified Parties”) shall be indemnified and held harmless by the TERP Parties from, against and in respect of any and all damages, judgments, awards, liabilities, losses, obligations, claims of any kind or nature, fines, and costs and expenses, including reasonable and documented attorneys’ fees and expenses (collectively, the “Losses”) resulting or arising from any Claims (as defined under the Settlement Agreement), asserted against any SunEdison Party by a Non-Joinder Subsidiary, that would have been released pursuant to the Settlement Agreement if such TERP Subsidiary had executed a Subsidiary Joinder.
 
2.             Notice of Claims.  Any of the SunEdison Indemnified Parties entitled to indemnification pursuant to this Indemnification Agreement shall notify the TERP Parties (or their respective successors or assigns) (each an “Indemnifying Party”) promptly after becoming aware of any Losses which the Indemnified Party shall have determined has given or could give rise to a claim for indemnification under Section 2 herein and in accordance with the terms of the Settlement Agreement (the “Claim Notice”).  It is agreed that no delay on the part of the Indemnified Party in notifying any Indemnifying Party of any Losses will relieve the Indemnifying Party of its obligations pursuant to this Indemnification Agreement.  If the Indemnifying Party notifies the Indemnified Party that it does not dispute the Losses described in such Claim Notice, or fails to notify the Indemnified Party within fourteen (14) days after delivery of such Claim Notice by the Indemnified Party whether the Indemnifying Party disputes the Claim Notice the Indemnifying Party shall pay the amount of Losses to the Indemnified Party set forth in the Claim Notice.  If the Indemnified Party has disputed its liability with respect to the Losses, and such dispute has not been resolved within thirty (30) calendar days, then the Indemnifying Party and the Indemnified Party may seek legal redress in accordance with Section 4.
 

3.            Severability.  If any term or other provision of this Indemnification Agreement is invalid, illegal or incapable of being enforced by any rule of law or public policy, all other conditions and provisions of this Indemnification Agreement shall nevertheless remain in full force and effect so long as the economic or legal substance of the transactions contemplated by this Indemnification Agreement is not affected in any manner materially adverse to any party.  Upon such determination that any term or other provision is invalid, illegal or incapable of being enforced, the parties hereto shall negotiate in good faith to modify this Indemnification Agreement so as to effect the original intent of the parties as closely as possible in a mutually acceptable manner in order that the transactions contemplated by this Indemnification Agreement be consummated as originally contemplated to the fullest extent possible.
 
 
Governing Law; Venue; Waiver of Jury Trial.  Any dispute, controversy or claim among the Parties that arises out of, relates to or is in any manner connected with this Indemnification Agreement, shall be referred exclusively, construed and enforced in accordance with, and the rights of the Parties shall be governed by, the laws of the State of New York, without giving effect to the conflict of laws principles thereof.  Each Party agrees that it shall bring any action or proceeding in respect of any claim arising out of, or related to, this Indemnification Agreement (x) and involving a Debtor, in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York (the “Bankruptcy Court”)  and (y)  if not involving any Debtor, in any state court in the city and county of New York or the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and, solely in connection with claims arising under this Indemnification Agreement and involving a Debtor: (i) irrevocably submits to the exclusive jurisdiction and the authority of the Bankruptcy Court, (ii) waives any objection to laying venue in any such action or proceeding in the Bankruptcy Court, and (iii) waives any objection that the Bankruptcy Court is an inconvenient forum, does not have jurisdiction over any party, or lacks the constitutional authority to enter final orders in connection with such action or proceeding.  Each Party hereby waives, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, any right it may have to a trial by jury in any legal proceeding arising out of, or relating to, this Indemnification Agreement or the transactions contemplated hereby (whether based on contract, tort or any other theory).  Each Party (a) certifies that 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, and (b) acknowledges that it and the other Parties have been induced to enter into this Indemnification Agreement by, among other things, the mutual waivers and certifications as set forth in this Section 4.  It is understood and agreed that money damages may not be a sufficient remedy for any breach or threatened breach of this Indemnification Agreement and that each Party shall be entitled to seek specific performance and injunctive or other equitable relief as a remedy for any such breach or threatened breach by the other to the extent permitted by law.
 
 
5.            Modification and Waiver.  Except as provided by Section 4 above with respect to changes in applicable law that broaden the rights of the Indemnified Party to be indemnified by the Indemnifying Party, no supplement, modification, termination or amendment of this Indemnification Agreement shall be binding unless executed in writing by both of the parties hereto.  No waiver of any of the provisions of this Indemnification Agreement shall be deemed or shall constitute a waiver of any other provisions hereof (whether or not similar) nor shall such waiver constitute a continuing waiver.
 

6.            Notices.  All notices, requests, demands and other communications hereunder shall be in writing and shall be deemed to have been duly given if (i) delivered by hand and receipted for by the party to whom said notice or other communication shall have been directed, or (ii) mailed by certified or registered mail with postage prepaid, on the second business day after the date on which it is so mailed:
 
if to SunEdison Inc or the SunEdison Parties, to:
 
SunEdison, Inc.
13736 Riverport Dr.
Maryland Heights, Missouri 63043
Attn:      General Counsel

with copies (which shall not constitute notice) to:

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Four Times Square
New York, New York 10036
Attn:      Jay M. Goffman and J. Eric Ivester
Email:     jay.goffman@skadden.com
eric.ivester@skadden.com
james.mazza@skadden.com

if to TERP Inc or the TERP Parties to:
 
TerraForm Power, Inc. / TerraForm Power, LLC
7550 Wisconsin Ave., 9th Floor
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Attn: General Counsel

with copies (which shall not constitute notice) to:

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
125 Broad Street
New York, New York 10004
Attn: Andrew G. Dietderich
Email:     dietdericha@sullcrom.com
zylberbergd@sullcrom.com
and

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
One Battery Park Plaza
New York, New York 10004
Attn: Avner Bengera
Email: avner.bengera@hugheshubbard.com
 

7.             Remedies.  In the event an Indemnifying Party fails to timely satisfy any reimbursement or contribution obligation under this Indemnification Agreement, the Indemnified Party shall have any and all rights and remedies available at law or in equity to enforce its rights hereunder.
 
8.             Effective Date.  This Indemnification Agreement is effective as of the date first written above.
 
9.             Time is of the Essence.  Time is of the essence with respect to the performance of all obligations under this Indemnification Agreement.
 
10.           Counterparts.  This Indemnification Agreement may be executed in one or more counterparts and as so executed shall constitute a single instrument.
 
11.          Headings.  The headings of the paragraphs of this Indemnification Agreement are inserted for convenience only and shall not be deemed to constitute part of this Indemnification Agreement or to affect the construction thereof.
 
[Remainder of Page Intentionally Blank]
 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have executed this Indemnification Agreement on and as of the day and year first above written.
 

 
 
SunEdison, Inc.,
   
 
By:
/s/ Authorized Person  
 
Name:
 
Title:
 

 
TerraForm Power, Inc.,
   
 
By:
/s/ Authorized Person   
 
Name:
 
Title:
   
 
TerraForm Power, LLC
   
 
By:
/s/ Authorized Person   
 
Name:
 
Title:
   
 
TerraForm Power Operating, LLC
   
 
By:
/s/ Authorized Person   
 
Name:
 
Title:
 
 

 

EXHIBIT B

 

Form of Voting and Support Agreement

 

 

Execution Version

 

VOTING AND SUPPORT AGREEMENT

 

This VOTING AND SUPPORT AGREEMENT, dated as of March 6, 2017 (this “Agreement”), is made and entered into by and among Orion US Holdings 1 L.P., a Delaware limited partnership (“Parent”), BRE GLBL Holdings Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Merger Sub”), SunEdison, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“SunEdison”), SunEdison Holdings Corporation, a Delaware corporation (“Stockholder”), and TerraForm Global, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”). Parent, Merger Sub, SunEdison, Stockholder and the Company are referred to collectively as the “Parties.”

 

RECITALS

 

WHEREAS, concurrently with the execution of this Agreement, Parent, Merger Sub and the Company are entering into an Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of the date hereof (as amended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, the “Merger Agreement”);

 

WHEREAS, as of the date hereof, Stockholder Beneficially Owns and owns of record 61,343,054 Class B Shares and 2,000,000 Class A Shares (collectively, the “Existing Shares”); and

 

WHEREAS, as a condition and inducement to Parent’s and Merger Sub’s willingness to enter into the Merger Agreement, SunEdison and Stockholder have agreed to enter into this Agreement.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the foregoing recitals and the representations, warranties, covenants and agreements contained herein, and intending to be legally bound, the Parties agree as follows:

 

Article I

Definitions

 

Section 1.1             Defined Terms. As used in this Agreement, each of the following terms has the meaning specified in this Section 1.1:

 

Beneficially Own” means, with respect to any securities, having “beneficial ownership” of such securities for purposes of Rule 13d-3 or 13d-5 under the Exchange Act as in effect on the date hereof. Similar terms such as “Beneficial Ownership” and “Beneficial Owner” have the corresponding meanings.

 

Claim” means any demand, claim, charge, action, suit, investigation, legal proceeding (whether at law or in equity), petition, complaint, notice of violation, arbitration or other litigation or similar proceeding, whether civil, criminal, administrative, arbitral or investigative.

 

Covered Shares” means (i) the Existing Shares and (ii) any equity securities of the Company that SunEdison, Stockholder or any their respective controlled Affiliates has Beneficial Ownership of, on or after the date hereof.


DIP Agent” means Deutsche Bank AG New York Branch, in its capacity as the administrative agent under the DIP Credit Agreement as in effect on the date hereof or, as the context may require, any other administrative agent or collateral agent under the DIP Credit Agreement as in effect from time to time.

 

DIP Credit Agreement” means that certain Senior Secured Superpriority Debtor-in-Possession Credit Agreement, dated as of April 26, 2016, among SunEdison, Deutsche Bank AG New York Branch, in its capacity as the administrative agent, and the DIP Lenders and other financial institutions party thereto from time to time, as may be amended, restated, supplemented, modified, extended, replaced or refinanced from time to time.

 

DIP Lenders” means the lenders from time to time party to the DIP Credit Agreement.

 

Settlement Agreement” means that certain Settlement Agreement, dated as of the date hereof, by and among SunEdison, the Company, Terra LLC and certain other parties thereto.

 

SunEdison Standalone Acquisition Proposal” means (i) any proposal or offer with respect to a merger, joint venture, partnership, consolidation, dissolution, liquidation, tender offer, recapitalization, plan of reorganization, plan of liquidation, share exchange, business combination or similar transaction involving SunEdison or any of its Subsidiaries and (ii) any direct or indirect acquisition by any Person or “group” (as defined in the Exchange Act) resulting in, or proposal or offer, which if consummated would result in, any Person or “group” (as defined in the Exchange Act) becoming the beneficial owner, directly or indirectly, in one or a series of related transactions, of 15% or more of the total voting power of any class of equity securities of SunEdison, or assets representing 15% or more of the net revenues or consolidated total assets (including equity securities of its Subsidiaries), taken as a whole, or any equity securities of Stockholder; provided, however, that in the case of each of clauses (i) and (ii), “SunEdison Standalone Acquisition Proposal” shall not include any such proposal, offer or acquisition of assets or equity interests in Subsidiaries other than the Company, TERP or any Subsidiary that directly or indirectly owns any equity interest in the Company or TERP.

 

SunEdison Standalone Superior Proposal” means a bona fide SunEdison Standalone Acquisition Proposal (for purposes of this definition, replacing all references in the definition of “SunEdison Standalone Acquisition Proposal” to “15% or more” with “more than 50%”) that the board of directors of SunEdison or any duly authorized committee thereof has determined in its good faith judgment, after consultation with its financial advisor and outside legal counsel, taking into account all legal, financial and regulatory aspects of such SunEdison Standalone Acquisition Proposal and the Person making such SunEdison Standalone Acquisition Proposal, is reasonably likely to be consummated in accordance with its terms, and would, if consummated, result in a transaction more favorable to SunEdison from a financial point of view than the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement (after taking into account any proposed revisions to the terms of such transactions contemplated by Section 3.2(d)).

 

TERP” means TerraForm Power, Inc., a Delaware corporation.

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TERP Settlement Agreement” means that certain Settlement Agreement, dated as of the date hereof, by and among SunEdison, TERP, TerraForm Power, LLC and certain other parties thereto.

 

Transfer” means any sale, assignment, transfer, conveyance, gift, pledge, distribution, hypothecation or other encumbrance or any other disposition, whether voluntary, involuntary or by operation of law, whether effected directly or indirectly, or the entry into any Contract or understanding with respect to any sale, assignment, transfer, conveyance, gift, pledge, distribution, hypothecation or other encumbrance or any other disposition, whether voluntary, involuntary or by operation of law, whether effected directly or indirectly, including, with respect to any capital stock or interests in capital stock, the enforcement of any security interest in such capital stock or interests in capital stock, the entry into any swap or any Contract, transaction or series of transactions that hedges or transfers, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, the economic consequence of ownership of such capital stock or interest in capital stock, whether any such swap, Contract, transaction or series of transactions is to be settled by delivery of equity securities of the Company, in cash or otherwise.

 

Section 1.2             Construction.

 

(a)            Certain Definitions. Each capitalized term used but not defined in this Agreement has the meaning given to it in the Merger Agreement.

 

(b)           Time Periods. When calculating the period of time before which, within which or following which any act is to be done or step taken pursuant to this Agreement, (i) the date that is the reference date in calculating such period shall be excluded and (ii) if the last day of such period is a not a business day, the period in question shall end on the next succeeding business day.

 

(c)            Gender and Number. Any reference herein to gender shall include all genders, and words imparting the singular number only shall include the plural and vice versa.

 

(d)           Articles, Sections and Headings. When a reference is made herein to an Article or a Section, such reference shall be to an Article or a Section of this Agreement unless otherwise indicated. The headings contained herein are for reference purposes only and shall not affect in any way the meaning or interpretation of this Agreement.

 

(e)            Include. Whenever the words “include,” “includes” or “including” are used herein, they shall be deemed to be followed by the words “without limitation.”

 

(f)            Hereof. The words “hereof,” “hereto,” “hereby,” “herein” and “hereunder” and words of similar import when used herein shall refer to this Agreement as a whole and not to any particular provision of this Agreement.

 

(g)           Extent. The word “extent” in the phrase “to the extent” means the degree to which a subject or other thing extends, and such phrase shall not mean simply “if.”

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(h)           Persons. References to a person are also to its successors and permitted assigns.

 

Article II

 

Voting Agreement

 

Section 2.1             Agreement to Vote.

 

(a)           Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Stockholder hereby irrevocably and unconditionally agrees that, from and after the time of effectiveness of this Agreement with respect to SunEdison and Stockholder pursuant to Section 7.1 until the termination of this Agreement (such date, the “Termination Date”) and provided that there has not been made a Change of Recommendation pursuant to Section 6.2(d)(x) of the Merger Agreement, at the Stockholders Meeting and at any other meeting of holders of shares, however called, in each case, including any adjournment or postponement thereof, and in connection with any written consent of holders of Shares, Stockholder shall, in each case to the fullest extent that the Covered Shares are entitled to vote thereon or consent thereto, or in any other circumstance in which the vote, consent or other approval of the holders of Shares is sought:

 

(i)            appear at each such meeting or otherwise cause such Stockholder’s Covered Shares to be counted as present thereat for purposes of calculating a quorum; and

 

(ii)           vote (or cause to be voted), in person or by proxy, or if applicable deliver (or cause to be delivered) a written consent covering, all of such Stockholder’s Covered Shares:

 

(1)               in favor of the adoption of the Merger Agreement;

 

(2)               in favor of any proposal to adjourn a meeting of the holders of Shares to solicit additional proxies in favor of the approval and adoption of the Merger Agreement;

 

(3)               against any Acquisition Proposal; and

 

(4)               against any other action, Contract or transaction that is intended to, or could reasonably be expected to, impede, interfere with, delay, postpone, discourage, frustrate the purposes of or adversely affect the consummation of the Merger or the performance by the Company of its obligations under the Merger Agreement or this Agreement, including against any action, Contract or transaction that could reasonably be expected to result in any condition to the consummation of the Merger set forth in Article VII of the Merger Agreement not being satisfied, or that would result in a breach in any material respect of any representation, warranty, covenant or agreement of the Company pursuant to the Merger Agreement or this Agreement.

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(b)           Any vote required to be cast or consent required to be executed pursuant to this Section 2.1 shall be cast or executed in accordance with the applicable procedures relating thereto so as to ensure that it is duly counted for purposes of determining that a quorum is present (if applicable) and for purposes of recording the results of vote or consent.

 

Article III

 

Covenants of SunEdison and stockholder

 

Section 3.1             Restrictions on Transfers.

 

(a)           Stockholder hereby agrees that, from and after the time of effectiveness of this Agreement with respect to SunEdison and Stockholder pursuant to Section 7.1 until the Termination Date, (i) without the prior written consent of Parent and the Company, such Stockholder shall not, directly or indirectly, Transfer, offer to Transfer, agree to Transfer or consent to a Transfer of any Covered Shares or any Beneficial Ownership interest or any other interest therein; provided, that in connection with (x) the confirmation of a plan of reorganization related to the SunEdison Bankruptcy Case, such consent shall not be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed (it being understood that any proposed transferee shall agree to be bound by the terms of this Agreement and shall sign a joinder agreement in form satisfactory to Parent and the Company) and (y) the enforcement of any security interest referred to in Section 5.1(d)(iii)(B) (the “Existing Security”), no such consent shall be required if the proposed transferee shall (1) agree to be bound by the terms of this Agreement and sign a joinder agreement in form reasonably satisfactory to Parent and the Company or (2) agree in writing to an agreement on substantially similar terms to this Agreement, (ii) any Transfer (other than a foreclosure in respect of the Existing Security) in violation of this provision shall be void and (iii) it will not enter into any voting arrangement, whether by proxy, voting agreement or otherwise, with respect to any Covered Shares or rights to acquire any securities or equity interests of the Company, other than this Agreement. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement, Stockholder shall be permitted to Transfer, directly or indirectly, its Covered Shares and any Beneficial Interest or any other interest therein in connection with a SunEdison Standalone Superior Proposal.

 

(b)           Each of SunEdison and Stockholder hereby agrees that it will not attempt to consummate an exchange under the Exchange Agreement, dated as of August 5, 2015, by and among the Company, Terra LLC, SunEdison and the other Persons from time to time party thereto in accordance with Section 4.1 thereof, other than the Exchange. On the Closing Date, each of SunEdison and Stockholder shall effect the Exchange and the IDR Cancellation. Exhibit A hereto sets forth for illustrative purposes the number of Class A Shares that SunEdison and its controlled Affiliates would receive in the Exchange if the Exchange took place as of the close of business on March 1, 2017.

 

Section 3.2             No Solicitation.

 

(a)           Each of SunEdison and Stockholder hereby agrees that it and its Subsidiaries and its and their officers, directors and employees will, and that it will instruct and use its reasonable best efforts to cause its and its Subsidiaries’ Representatives to, immediately cease and cause to be terminated any existing activities, discussions or negotiations with any parties conducted heretofore with respect to any Acquisition Proposal or SunEdison Standalone Acquisition Proposal (including access to any electronic datarooms).

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(b)           Each of SunEdison and Stockholder hereby agrees that neither it nor any of its Subsidiaries nor any of the officers, directors and employees of it or its Subsidiaries shall, and that it shall instruct and use its commercially reasonable efforts to cause its and its Subsidiaries’ Representatives not to, directly or indirectly, (i) initiate, solicit or knowingly encourage any inquiries or the making of any indication of interest, proposal or offer that constitutes, or could reasonably be expected to lead to, any Acquisition Proposal or SunEdison Standalone Acquisition Proposal, (ii) engage in, continue or otherwise participate in any discussions or negotiations regarding, or provide any non-public information or data to any Person relating to, any inquiry, indication of interest, proposal or offer that constitutes, or could reasonably be expected to lead to, an Acquisition Proposal or SunEdison Standalone Acquisition Proposal or (iii) knowingly facilitate any effort or attempt to make any inquiry, indication of interest, proposal or offer that constitutes, or could reasonably be expected to lead to, an Acquisition Proposal or SunEdison Standalone Acquisition Proposal.

 

(c)           Notwithstanding anything in the foregoing to the contrary, prior to, but not after, the entry by the Bankruptcy Court of the Approval Order, each of SunEdison, Stockholder and their respective Representatives may (i) provide information in response to a request therefor by a Person who has made a bona fide written SunEdison Standalone Acquisition Proposal that did not result from a breach of this Section 3.2 if SunEdison has received or receives from the Person so requesting such information an executed confidentiality agreement (provided that SunEdison shall comply with the provisions of the Confidentiality Agreement between SunEdison, the Company and Terra LLC, dated as of August 22, 2016, as amended, with respect to the disclosure of any Evaluation Material, as defined in such Confidentiality Agreement) and (ii) engage or participate in any discussions or negotiations with any Person who has made such a bona fide written SunEdison Standalone Acquisition Proposal; if and only to the extent that, (x) prior to taking any action described in clause (i) or (ii) above, the board of directors of SunEdison or any duly authorized committee thereof determines in good faith after consultation with its outside legal counsel that failure to take such action would reasonably be expected to result in a breach of the directors’ fiduciary duties under applicable Law, and (y) in each such case referred to in clause (i) or (ii) above, the board of directors of SunEdison or any duly authorized committee thereof has determined in good faith based on the information then available and after consultation with its outside legal counsel and financial advisor that such SunEdison Standalone Acquisition Proposal either constitutes a SunEdison Standalone Superior Proposal or is reasonably likely to result in a SunEdison Standalone Superior Proposal, as applicable.

 

(d)           At least three (3) business days prior to the delivery of a written notice to Parent and the Company pursuant to Section 6.1(e) (each, a “Termination Notice”), SunEdison shall provide written notice to Parent and the Company of its intent to deliver a Termination Notice specifying the reasons therefor, including the terms and conditions of any SunEdison Standalone Acquisition Proposal that is the basis of the intended Termination Notice (it being understood and agreed that any amendment to the financial terms or any other material term of such SunEdison Standalone Acquisition Proposal shall require a new written notice to Parent at least three (3) business days prior to the delivery of a Termination Notice). In determining whether a SunEdison Standalone Acquisition Proposal constitutes a SunEdison Standalone Superior Proposal, the board of directors of SunEdison or a duly authorized committee thereof shall take into account any changes to the terms of the Merger Agreement proposed by Parent and the Company that are written, binding and irrevocable, and if requested by Parent or the Company, SunEdison shall engage in good faith negotiations with Parent and the Company regarding any changes to the terms of the Merger Agreement proposed by Parent or the Company.

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Section 3.3             Litigation. Prior to the Termination Date, each of SunEdison and Stockholder agrees not to commence, join in, facilitate, assist or encourage, and agrees to take all actions necessary to opt out of any class in any class action with respect to, any Claim against Parent, Merger Sub, the Company or any of their respective directors or officers related to the Merger Agreement or the Merger, including any Claim (a) challenging the validity of, or seeking to enjoin the operation of, any provision of this Agreement or the Merger Agreement or (b) alleging a breach of any fiduciary duty of any Person in connection with the evaluation, negotiation or entry into the Merger Agreement.

 

Section 3.4             Stock Dividends, Distributions, Etc. In the event of a stock split, reverse stock split, stock dividend or distribution, or any change in the Shares by reason of any recapitalization, combination, reclassification, exchange of shares or similar transaction, the terms “Existing Shares” and “Covered Shares” shall be deemed to refer to and include all such stock dividends and distributions and any equity securities of the Company into which or for which any or all of such shares may be changed or exchanged or which are received in such transaction.

 

Section 3.5             No Dissenters Rights. Stockholder unconditionally waives any dissenters’ or appraisal rights under Section 262 of the DGCL, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit B, with respect to the Merger.

  

Section 3.6             Bankruptcy Court Approval. Each of SunEdison and Stockholder shall use its commercially reasonable efforts to seek entry by the Bankruptcy Court of an order, substantially in the form attached hereto as Exhibit C (the “Approval Order”), approving this Agreement and authorizing SunEdison and Stockholder to enter into and perform their obligations under this Agreement, as soon as reasonably practicable and subject to the Bankruptcy Court’s availability. None of SunEdison or any Stockholder shall knowingly encourage or facilitate any other Person to object to the entry by the Bankruptcy Court of the Approval Order.

 

Section 3.7             Public Statements. Each of SunEdison and Stockholder shall not, and shall not permit any of its Subsidiaries to, or authorize or permit any Affiliate, director, officer, trustee, employee or partner of such Person or any of its Subsidiaries or any Representative of such Person or any of its Subsidiaries to, directly or indirectly, issue any press release or make any other public statement with respect to the Merger Agreement, this Agreement, the Merger or any of the other transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement or by this Agreement that (a) disparages Parent or any of Parent’s Subsidiaries or Affiliates, or any of their respective directors, officers, trustees, employees or partners, or is inconsistent with this Agreement in any respect or (b) is inconsistent with the transactions contemplated by this Agreement or the Merger Agreement.

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Section 3.8             Support. SunEdison shall support, and not object to, litigate against, or otherwise impair, hinder, or delay the Merger and the other transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement, provided that prior to the time of the entry by the Bankruptcy Court of the Approval Order, the obligations and restrictions in this Section 3.8 shall not apply in the event of a SunEdison Standalone Acquisition Proposal that the board of directors of SunEdison or any duly authorized committee thereof has determined in good faith based on the information then available and after consultation with its outside legal counsel and financial advisor either constitutes a SunEdison Standalone Superior Proposal or is reasonably likely to result in a SunEdison Standalone Superior Proposal. The agreements and covenants in this Section 3.8 shall be for the benefit of the Company only, and not for Parent or Merger Sub.

 

Section 3.9             DIP Facility Matters. SunEdison shall use commercially reasonable efforts to (i) obtain as soon as reasonably practicable, and in any event not later than the date scheduled for the hearing of the Bankruptcy Court with respect to the Approval Order, all required consents of the requisite lenders under the DIP Credit Agreement to the Merger and the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement and the Merger Agreement, if any, and will deliver to Parent written evidence thereof reasonably satisfactory to Parent and (ii) cause any replacement or refinancing of the DIP Credit Agreement that it enters into to permit the Merger and the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement and the Merger Agreement without the need to obtain any consent of the lenders or any group of lenders thereunder.

 

Article IV

 

Covenants of the Company

 

Section 4.1             Support. The Company shall (other than to the extent prohibited from doing so pursuant to the Merger Agreement) in good faith take such actions and consult with SunEdison, in each case, as SunEdison may reasonably request from time to time to solicit stockholder support for the Merger and the other transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement, including potential meetings with key stockholders upon reasonable notice at reasonable times and otherwise soliciting proxies, in accordance with the terms of the Merger Agreement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the obligations and restrictions in this Agreement shall not restrict the Company’s rights and obligations under Section 6.2 (Acquisition Proposals), Section 6.3 (Proxy Statement) and Section 6.4 (Stockholders Meeting) of the Merger Agreement.

 

Section 4.2             Merger Agreement.

 

(a)           Without the prior written consent of SunEdison, the Company shall not:

 

(i)            waive, or enter into any amendment or modification of, any condition to closing in the Merger Agreement;

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(ii)           enter into any amendment or modification of, or waive any right, term, provision, compliance or performance under, the Merger Agreement other than any such amendment, modification, term, provision, compliance or performance that is immaterial and not adverse to SunEdison; provided, that if SunEdison shall not have refused in writing to provide any such consent within twenty-one (21) days of a written request for such consent from the Company, SunEdison shall be deemed to have provided such consent for all purposes under this Agreement; or

 

(iii)          agree, or exercise any right, to terminate the Merger Agreement, other than pursuant to (A) Section 8.2(a) of the Merger Agreement (subject to Section 4.2(b)), (B) Section 8.2(b) of the Merger Agreement, (C) Section 8.2(c) of the Merger Agreement or (D) Section 8.2(d) of the Merger Agreement.

 

(b)           At the written request of SunEdison, the Company shall exercise its right to extend the Termination Date pursuant to Section 8.2(a) of the Merger Agreement to the extent the right arises under the Merger Agreement.

 

(c)            The Company shall immediately provide written notice to SunEdison of any breach of this Section 4.2 and a copy of any written amendment, modification, waiver or notice of termination, as applicable.

 

Section 4.3             Benefit of Covenants. The agreements and covenants in this Article IV shall be for the benefit of SunEdison and Stockholder only, and not for Parent or Merger Sub.

 

Article V

 

Representations and Warranties

 

Section 5.1             Representations and Warranties of SunEdison and Stockholder. Each of SunEdison and Stockholder, jointly and severally, represents and warrants to Parent, Merger Sub and the Company as follows:

 

(a)            Organization. Each of SunEdison and Stockholder have been duly organized and is validly existing and in good standing under the Laws of the State of Delaware and has all requisite corporate power and authority to own, lease and operate its properties and assets and to conduct its business in the manner in which its business is currently being conducted.

 

(b)           Authority; Binding Nature of Agreement. Each of SunEdison and Stockholder has the requisite corporate power and authority to enter into and to perform its covenants and agreements under this Agreement. The execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement by each of SunEdison and Stockholder have been duly and validly authorized by all necessary corporate action on the part of SunEdison and Stockholder, and no other corporate proceedings on the part of SunEdison or Stockholder are necessary to authorize this Agreement, the performance by each of SunEdison and Stockholder of its covenants and agreements under this Agreement, other than the entry by the Bankruptcy Court of the Approval Order. This Agreement has been duly and validly executed and delivered on behalf of each of SunEdison and Stockholder and, assuming the due authorization, execution and delivery of this Agreement on behalf of the Parent, Merger Sub and the Company, constitutes the legal, valid and binding obligation of each of SunEdison and Stockholder, enforceable against each of SunEdison and Stockholder in accordance with its terms, subject to (i) Laws of general application relating to bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium and other Laws affecting creditors’ rights generally, (ii) rules of law governing specific performance, injunctive relief and other equitable remedies and (iii) the entry by the Bankruptcy Court of the Approval Order.

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(c)            Non-Contravention; Consents.

 

(i)            The execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement by each of SunEdison and Stockholder will not (1) contravene, conflict with or result in any violation or breach of any of the provisions of the certificate of incorporation or bylaws of SunEdison or Stockholder, (2) contravene, conflict with, or result in any violation or breach of any Law, subject to the entry by the Bankruptcy Court of the Approval Order or (3) subject to the entry by the Bankruptcy Court of the Approval Order and the consent of the requisite DIP Lenders pursuant to the DIP Credit Agreement, require any consent or approval of, or any notice to or filing with, any third party with respect to, result in any breach or violation of or constitute a default (or an event which with notice or lapse of time or both would become a default) or result in the loss of a benefit or result in the imposition of an obligation under, or give rise to any right of termination, cancellation, amendment or acceleration of any right or obligation of SunEdison or Stockholder, or result in the creation of a Lien on any asset of SunEdison or Stockholder, under, any Contract to which SunEdison or Stockholder is a party or by which SunEdison or Stockholder or its respective properties or assets are bound, except for any of the foregoing as would not, or would not reasonably be expected, either individually or in the aggregate, impair the ability of SunEdison or Stockholder to perform its obligations hereunder.

 

(ii)           None of SunEdison or Stockholder is required to make any filing with, or to obtain any consent or approval from, any Governmental Entity in connection with the execution and delivery of this Agreement by SunEdison and Stockholder or the performance by each of SunEdison and Stockholder of any of its covenants and agreements under this Agreement, subject to the entry by the Bankruptcy Court of the Approval Order.

 

(d)           Ownership of Shares.

 

(i)            Stockholder is the sole owners of record of the Existing Shares.

 

(ii)           Stockholder Beneficially Owns the Existing Shares, free and clear of any limitation or restriction on the right to vote the Existing Shares other than this Agreement, the certificate of incorporation of the Company and the limited liability company agreement of Terra LLC, and any limitations or restrictions imposed under applicable securities Laws. The Existing Shares constitute all of the Shares, and all of the Covered Shares, Beneficially Owned or owned of record by Stockholder.

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(iii)           None of Stockholder’s Existing Shares are subject to any voting trust or other agreement, arrangement or restriction with respect to the voting or the Transfer of such Stockholder’s Existing Shares, except (A) as set forth in this Agreement or the organizational documents of the Company and Terra LLC, and (B) liens (including adequate protection liens) securing the obligations under, and restrictions set forth in, the Loan Documents, the Prepetition First Lien Loan Documents and the Prepetition Second Lien Documents (as such terms are defined in the DIP Credit Agreement), which liens and restrictions shall be released at the Effective Time.

 

(e)           Claims; Orders. There is no Claim pending (or, to the actual knowledge of SunEdison or Stockholder, being threatened) against SunEdison or Stockholder that materially and adversely affects, or could reasonably be expected to materially and adversely affect, SunEdison’s and Stockholder’s ability to perform any of its covenants and agreements under this Agreement. There is no judgment or order of a Governmental Entity to which SunEdison or Stockholder is subject that materially and adversely affects, or could reasonably be expected to materially and adversely affect, SunEdison’s or Stockholder’s ability to perform any of its covenants and agreements under this Agreement.

 

Section 5.2             Representations and Warranties of Parent and Merger Sub. Parent and Merger Sub jointly and severally represent and warrant to SunEdison, Stockholder and the Company that:

 

(a)           Authority; Binding Nature of Agreement. Each of Parent and Merger Sub has the requisite corporate or similar power and authority to enter into and to perform its covenants and agreements under this Agreement. The execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement by Parent and Merger Sub have been duly and validly authorized by all necessary corporate or similar action on the part of the Parent and Merger Sub, and no other corporate or similar proceedings on the part of Parent or Merger Sub are necessary to authorize this Agreement and the performance by Parent and Merger of their respective covenants and agreements under this Agreement. This Agreement has been duly and validly executed and delivered on behalf of Parent and Merger Sub and, assuming the due authorization, execution and delivery of this Agreement on behalf of SunEdison, Stockholder and the Company, constitutes the legal, valid and binding obligation of Parent and Merger Sub, enforceable against Parent and Merger Sub in accordance with its terms, subject to (i) Laws of general application relating to bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium and other Laws affecting creditors’ rights generally and (ii) rules of law governing specific performance, injunctive relief and other equitable remedies.

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(b)           Non-Contravention; Consents.

 

(i)            The execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement by Parent and Merger Sub will not (1) contravene, conflict with or result in any violation or breach of any of the provisions of the certificate of incorporation or bylaws of Parent or Merger Sub, (2) contravene, conflict with, or result in any violation or breach of any Law or (3) require any consent or approval of, or any notice to or filing with, any third party with respect to, result in any breach or violation of or constitute a default (or an event which with notice or lapse of time or both would become a default) or result in the loss of a benefit or result in the imposition of an obligation under, or give rise to any right of termination, cancellation, amendment or acceleration of any right or obligation of any Parent or Merger Sub, or result in the creation of a Lien on any asset of any of Parent or Merger Sub, under, any Contract to which Parent or Merger Sub is a party or by which Parent or Merger Sub or their respective properties or assets are bound, except for any of the foregoing as would not, or would not reasonably be expected, either individually or in the aggregate, impair the ability of Parent or Merger Sub to perform its obligations hereunder.

 

(ii)           Neither Parent nor Merger Sub is required to make any filing with, or to obtain any consent or approval from, any Governmental Entity at or prior to the Closing in connection with the execution and delivery of this Agreement by Parent or Merger Sub or the performance by Parent or Merger Sub of any of their covenants and agreements under this Agreement.

 

Section 5.3             Representations and Warranties of the Company. The Company represents and warrants to Parent, Merger Sub, SunEdison and the Stockholder as follows:

 

(a)            Organization. The Company has been duly organized and is validly existing and in good standing under the Laws of the State of Delaware and has all requisite corporate power and authority to own, lease and operate its properties and assets and to conduct its business in the manner in which its business is currently being conducted.

 

(b)           Authority; Binding Nature of Agreement. The Company has the requisite corporate power and authority to enter into and to perform its covenants and agreements under this Agreement. The execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement by the Company has been duly and validly authorized by all necessary corporate action on the part of the Company, and no other corporate proceedings on the part of the Company are necessary to authorize this Agreement and the performance by the Company of its covenants and agreements under this Agreement. This Agreement has been duly and validly executed and delivered on behalf of the Company and, assuming the due authorization, execution and delivery of this Agreement on behalf of the Company, constitutes the legal, valid and binding obligation of Parent, Merger Sub, SunEdison and Stockholder, enforceable against the Company in accordance with its terms, subject to (i) Laws of general application relating to bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium and other Laws affecting creditors’ rights generally and (ii) rules of law governing specific performance, injunctive relief and other equitable remedies.

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(c)           Non-Contravention; Consents.

 

(i)            The execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement by the Company will not (1) contravene, conflict with or result in any violation or breach of any of the provisions of the certificate of incorporation or by-laws of the Company, (2) contravene, conflict with, or result in any violation or breach of any Law or (3) require any consent or approval of, or any notice to or filing with, any third party with respect to, result in any breach or violation of or constitute a default (or an event which with notice or lapse of time or both would become a default) or result in the loss of a benefit or result in the imposition of an obligation under, or give rise to any right of termination, cancellation, amendment or acceleration of any right or obligation of the Company, or result in the creation of a Lien on any asset of the Company, under, any Contract to which the Company is a party or by which the Company or its properties or assets are bound, except for any of the foregoing as would not, or would not reasonably be expected, either individually or in the aggregate, impair the ability of the Company to perform its obligations hereunder.

 

(ii)           The Company is not required to make any filing with, or to obtain any consent or approval from, any Governmental Entity in connection with the execution and delivery of this Agreement by the Company or the performance by the Company of any of its covenants and agreements under this Agreement.

 

Section 5.4             Claims; Orders. There is no Claim pending (or, to the actual knowledge of the Company, being threatened) against the Company that materially and adversely affects, or could reasonably be expected to materially and adversely affect, the Company’s ability to perform any of its covenants and agreements under this Agreement. There is no judgment or order of a Governmental Entity to which the Company is subject that materially and adversely affects, or could reasonably be expected to materially and adversely affect, the Company’s ability to perform any of its covenants and agreements under this Agreement.

 

Article VI

 

Termination

 

Section 6.1             Termination. This Agreement shall automatically terminate upon the earliest to occur of:

 

(a)            the Effective Time;

 

(b)            the termination of the Merger Agreement;

 

(c)            the termination of the Settlement Agreement prior to the time the Requisite Company Vote is obtained;

 

(d)            in the event of a breach of Section 4.2(a), upon written notice thereof by SunEdison to Parent and the Company, provided that if any such breach is capable of being cured, this Agreement shall not terminate if the Company has cured such breach within the earlier of (i) ten (10) business days of such notice, and (ii) one (1) day prior to the date of Stockholders Meeting;

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(e)            at any time prior to the entry by the Bankruptcy Court of the Approval Order, if (i) the board of directors of SunEdison or any duly authorized committee thereof determines, subject to complying with Section 3.2(d), that a SunEdison Standalone Acquisition Proposal is a SunEdison Standalone Superior Proposal, and SunEdison notifies Parent and the Company in writing of such determination; and

 

(f)             the termination of this Agreement by the mutual written consent of SunEdison, Parent and the Company.

 

Section 6.2             Effect of Termination.

 

(a)            In the event of any termination of this Agreement pursuant to Section 6.1, the obligations of the Parties under this Agreement shall terminate and there shall be no liability on the part of any Party with respect to this Agreement; provided, however, that (a) this Section 6.2 and Article VII shall survive any such termination and each remain in full force and effect, and (b) no Party shall be relieved or released from any liability or damages arising from any fraud or willful and material breach of any provision of this Agreement arising prior to such termination.

 

(b)           Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement or the Merger Agreement, except in the case of fraud or willful material breach of this Agreement (which shall be deemed to include any breach of Section 2.1) by SunEdison or Stockholder, in the event that the Termination Fee or the Expense Fee, as the case may be, is payable and actually paid to Parent in accordance with Section 8.5 of the Merger Agreement, the payment of such Termination Fee or the Expense Fee and the amounts described in the first sentence of Section 8.5(c) of the Merger Agreement shall be the sole and exclusive remedy of Parent, Merger Sub and their respective Affiliates against SunEdison, Stockholder, their respective Subsidiaries and any of their respective former, current or future stockholders, directors, officers, Affiliates, agents or other Representatives for any loss suffered as a result of any breach of any covenant or agreement in this Agreement or the failure of the Merger or the other transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement to be consummated, and upon payment of such amount, none of the SunEdison, Stockholder, their respective Subsidiaries or any of their respective former, current or future stockholders, directors, officers, Affiliates, agents or other Representatives shall have any further liability or obligation relating to or arising out of this Agreement, the Merger Agreement, the Merger or the other transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement; provided, however, that this Section 6.2(b) shall not limit the right of the parties to specific performance of this Agreement pursuant to Section 7.7 prior to the termination of this Agreement.

 

Article VII

 

Miscellaneous

 

Section 7.1             Effectiveness. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement, this Agreement shall become effective and binding on the Parties upon the entry by the Bankruptcy Court of the Approval Order, and the Approval Order becoming a Final Order; provided, however, that Section 3.2, Section 3.7, Section 3.9, Section 4.1 and Section 4.2 shall be immediately binding on the Parties upon execution and delivery of this Agreement.

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Section 7.2             No Ownership Interest. Nothing contained in this Agreement shall be deemed to vest in Parent or Merger Sub any direct or indirect ownership or incidence of ownership of or with respect to any Covered Shares. Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, all rights, ownership and economic benefits of and relating to the Covered Shares shall remain vested in and belong to Stockholder, and Parent shall have no authority to direct Stockholder in the voting or disposition of any of the Covered Shares.

 

Section 7.3             Amendment. This Agreement may be amended only with the written approval of each Party.

 

Section 7.4             Waiver.

 

(a)            No failure on the part of any Party to exercise any power, right, privilege or remedy under this Agreement, and no delay on the part of any Party in exercising any power, right, privilege or remedy under this Agreement, shall operate as a waiver of such power, right, privilege or remedy, and no single or partial exercise of any such power, right, privilege or remedy shall preclude any other or further exercise thereof or of any other power, right, privilege or remedy.

 

(b)           No Party shall be deemed to have waived any claim arising out of this Agreement, or any power, right, privilege or remedy under this Agreement, unless the waiver of such claim, power, right, privilege or remedy is expressly set forth in a written instrument duly executed and delivered on behalf of such party, and any such waiver shall not be applicable or have any effect except in the specific instance in which it is given.

 

Section 7.5             Entire Agreement; Counterparts. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement and supersedes all prior agreements and understandings, both written and oral, among or between any of the Parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and thereof. This Agreement may be executed in several counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original and all of which shall constitute one and the same instrument. Delivery of an executed counterpart of this Agreement by facsimile or other electronic transmission shall be effective as delivery of an original counterpart hereof.

 

Section 7.6             Applicable Law; WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL. This Agreement, and all Claims and causes of action of the Parties (whether in contract or in tort or otherwise, or whether at law (including at common law or by statute) or in equity) that may be based on, arise out of or relate to this Agreement or the negotiation, execution, performance or subject matter hereof, the Laws of the State of Delaware applicable to agreements made and to be performed solely therein, without giving effect to principles of conflicts of law. In any action among or between any of the parties arising out of or relating to this Agreement, each Party (a) irrevocably and unconditionally consents and submits to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware or, to the extent such court does not have subject matter jurisdiction, the Superior Court of the State of Delaware or the United States District Court for the District of Delaware, (b) agrees that all claims in respect of such action or proceeding shall be heard and determined exclusively in accordance with clause (a) of this Section 7.6, (c) waives any objection to laying venue in any such action or proceeding in such courts, (d) waives any objection that such courts are an inconvenient forum or do not have jurisdiction over any party and (e) agrees that service of process upon such party in any such action shall be effective if such process is given as a notice in accordance with Section 7.9. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Parties agree that the Bankruptcy Court shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any action among or between any of the parties related to Parent’s or Merger Sub’s right of specific performance, termination of this Agreement by SunEdison, or the Approval Order and the interpretation thereof. EACH PARTY IRREVOCABLY WAIVES ANY AND ALL RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY CLAIM ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT OR THE TRANSACTIONS CONTEMPLATED BY THIS AGREEMENT.

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Section 7.7             Remedies; Specific Performance.

 

(a)           Except as otherwise provided herein, any and all remedies herein expressly conferred upon a party will be deemed cumulative with and not exclusive of any other remedy conferred by this Agreement, or by law or equity upon such party, and the exercise by a party of any one remedy will not preclude the exercise of any other remedy.

 

(b)           The Parties acknowledge and agree that irreparable damage 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 and that monetary damages, even if available, would not be an adequate remedy therefor. It is accordingly agreed that, at any time prior to the termination of this Agreement pursuant to Article VI, the Parties shall be entitled to seek an injunction or injunctions to prevent breaches of this Agreement and to enforce specifically the performance of terms and provisions of this Agreement in any court referred to in Section 7.6, without proof of actual damages (and each Party waives any requirement for the securing or posting of any bond in connection with such remedy), this being in addition to any other remedy to which they are entitled at law or in equity. The Parties further agree not to assert that a remedy of specific enforcement is unenforceable, invalid, contrary to Law or inequitable for any reason, nor to assert that a remedy of monetary damages would provide an adequate remedy for any such breach.

 

Section 7.8             Assignability; Third-Party Rights.

 

(a)            Neither this Agreement nor any of the rights, interests or obligations under this Agreement may be assigned or delegated, in whole or in part, by operation of law or otherwise, by any Party without the prior written consent of the other Parties, and any such assignment without such prior written consent shall be null and void; provided, however, that Parent or Merger Sub may transfer or assign its rights, interests and obligations under this Agreement, in whole or from time to time in part, to one or more of its controlled Affiliates to which it has also assigned its rights, interests and obligations under the Merger Agreement, but no such assignment shall relieve Parent or Merger Sub of its obligations under this Agreement.

 

(b)           This Agreement shall be binding upon, and shall be enforceable by and inure to the benefit of, the Parties and their respective successors and assigns.

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(c)            Nothing in this Agreement is intended to or shall confer upon any Person (other than the Parties) any right, benefit or remedy of any nature whatsoever.

 

Section 7.9             Notices. All notices and other communications under this Agreement shall be in writing and shall be deemed given (a) when delivered personally by hand (with written confirmation of receipt by other than automatic means, whether electronic or otherwise), (b) when sent by facsimile or email (with written confirmation of transmission) or (c) one (1) business day following the day sent by an internationally recognized overnight courier (with written confirmation of receipt), in each case, at the following addresses, facsimile numbers and email addresses (or to such other address, facsimile number or email address as a Party may have specified by notice given to the other Party pursuant to this provision):

 

if to Parent or Merger Sub:

 

c/o Brookfield Asset Management Inc.

181 Bay Street, Suite 300

Toronto, Ontario M5J 2T3
Attention: Jennifer Mazin
Email: jennifer.mazin@brookfield.com

 

with copies (which shall not constitute notice) to:

 

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
825 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10019
Attention:       Richard Hall
                       Paul H. Zumbro

Email:             rhall@cravath.com
                       pzumbro@cravath.com
Facsimile:      (212) 474-3700

 

if to SunEdison or Stockholder:

 

SunEdison, Inc.
13736 Riverport Drive
Maryland Heights, MO 63043
Attention:     General Counsel
Email:           MTruong@sunedison.com
Facsimile:      (866) 773-0791

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with a copy (which shall not constitute notice) to:

 

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
1440 New York Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20005
Attention:     Jeremy London
Email:           jeremy.london@skadden.com
Facsimile:      (202) 661-8299

 

if to the Company:

 

TerraForm Global, Inc.
7550 Wisconsin Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20814
Attention:     General Counsel
Email:            ykravtsova@terraform.com
Facsimile:      (240) 762-7900

 

with a copy (which shall not constitute notice) to:

 

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
125 Broad Street
New York, NY 10004
Attention:     Joseph R. Frumkin
                       Brian E. Hamilton
Email:             frumkinj@sullcrom.com
                       hamiltonb@sullcrom.com
Facsimile:      (212) 558-3588

 

Section 7.10           Severability. Any term or provision of this Agreement that is invalid or unenforceable in any situation in any jurisdiction shall not affect the validity or enforceability of the remaining terms and provisions hereof or the validity or enforceability of the offending term or provision in any other situation or in any other jurisdiction.

 

[Signature Pages Follow]

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Parties have duly executed this Agreement, all as of the date first written above.

 

  ORION US HOLDINGS 1 L.P. by its general partner ORION US GP LLC
     
  By:  
    Name:
    Title:

 

  BRE GLBL HOLDINGS, INC.
     
  By:  
    Name:
    Title:

 

[Signature Page to Voting and Support Agreement]

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  SUNEDISON, INC.
     
  By:  
    Name:
    Title:

 

  SUNEDISON HOLDINGS CORPORATION
     
  By:  
    Name:
    Title:

 

[Signature Page to Voting and Support Agreement]


  TERRAFORM GLOBAL, INC.
     
  By:  
    Name:
    Title:

 

[Signature Page to Voting and Support Agreement]


EXHIBIT A


EXHIBIT B

SECTION 262 OF THE GENERAL CORPORATION LAW OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE

 

§ 262 Appraisal rights

 

(a) Any stockholder of a corporation of this State who holds shares of stock on the date of the making of a demand pursuant to subsection (d) of this section with respect to such shares, who continuously holds such shares through the effective date of the merger or consolidation, who has otherwise complied with subsection (d) of this section and who has neither voted in favor of the merger or consolidation nor consented thereto in writing pursuant to § 228 of this title shall be entitled to an appraisal by the Court of Chancery of the fair value of the stockholder’s shares of stock under the circumstances described in subsections (b) and (c) of this section. As used in this section, the word “stockholder” means a holder of record of stock in a corporation; the words “stock” and “share” mean and include what is ordinarily meant by those words; and the words “depository receipt” mean a receipt or other instrument issued by a depository representing an interest in 1 or more shares, or fractions thereof, solely of stock of a corporation, which stock is deposited with the depository.

 

(b) Appraisal rights shall be available for the shares of any class or series of stock of a constituent corporation in a merger or consolidation to be effected pursuant to § 251 (other than a merger effected pursuant to § 251(g) of this title and, subject to paragraph (b)(3) of this section, § 251(h) of this title), § 252, § 254, § 255, § 256, § 257, § 258, § 263 or § 264 of this title:

 

(1) Provided, however, that, except as expressly provided in § 363(b) of this title, no appraisal rights under this section shall be available for the shares of any class or series of stock, which stock, or depository receipts in respect thereof, at the record date fixed to determine the stockholders entitled to receive notice of the meeting of stockholders to act upon the agreement of merger or consolidation, were either: (i) listed on a national securities exchange or (ii) held of record by more than 2,000 holders; and further provided that no appraisal rights shall be available for any shares of stock of the constituent corporation surviving a merger if the merger did not require for its approval the vote of the stockholders of the surviving corporation as provided in § 251(f) of this title.

 

(2) Notwithstanding paragraph (b)(1) of this section, appraisal rights under this section shall be available for the shares of any class or series of stock of a constituent corporation if the holders thereof are required by the terms of an agreement of merger or consolidation pursuant to §§ 251, 252, 254, 255, 256, 257, 258, 263 and 264 of this title to accept for such stock anything except:

 

a. Shares of stock of the corporation surviving or resulting from such merger or consolidation, or depository receipts in respect thereof;

 

b. Shares of stock of any other corporation, or depository receipts in respect thereof, which shares of stock (or depository receipts in respect thereof) or depository receipts at the effective date of the merger or consolidation will be either listed on a national securities exchange or held of record by more than 2,000 holders;


c. Cash in lieu of fractional shares or fractional depository receipts described in the foregoing paragraphs (b)(2)a. and b. of this section; or

 

d. Any combination of the shares of stock, depository receipts and cash in lieu of fractional shares or fractional depository receipts described in the foregoing paragraphs (b)(2)a., b. and c. of this section.

 

(3) In the event all of the stock of a subsidiary Delaware corporation party to a merger effected under § 251(h), § 253 or § 267 of this title is not owned by the parent immediately prior to the merger, appraisal rights shall be available for the shares of the subsidiary Delaware corporation.

 

(4) In the event of an amendment to a corporation’s certificate of incorporation contemplated by § 363(a) of this title, appraisal rights shall be available as contemplated by § 363(b) of this title, and the procedures of this section, including those set forth in subsections (d) and (e) of this section, shall apply as nearly as practicable, with the word “amendment” substituted for the words “merger or consolidation,” and the word “corporation” substituted for the words “constituent corporation” and/or “surviving or resulting corporation.”

 

(c) Any corporation may provide in its certificate of incorporation that appraisal rights under this section shall be available for the shares of any class or series of its stock as a result of an amendment to its certificate of incorporation, any merger or consolidation in which the corporation is a constituent corporation or the sale of all or substantially all of the assets of the corporation. If the certificate of incorporation contains such a provision, the provisions of this section, including those set forth in subsections (d), (e), and (g) of this section, shall apply as nearly as is practicable.

 

(d) Appraisal rights shall be perfected as follows:

 

(1) If a proposed merger or consolidation for which appraisal rights are provided under this section is to be submitted for approval at a meeting of stockholders, the corporation, not less than 20 days prior to the meeting, shall notify each of its stockholders who was such on the record date for notice of such meeting (or such members who received notice in accordance with § 255(c) of this title) with respect to shares for which appraisal rights are available pursuant to subsection (b) or (c) of this section that appraisal rights are available for any or all of the shares of the constituent corporations, and shall include in such notice a copy of this section and, if 1 of the constituent corporations is a nonstock corporation, a copy of § 114 of this title. Each stockholder electing to demand the appraisal of such stockholder’s shares shall deliver to the corporation, before the taking of the vote on the merger or consolidation, a written demand for appraisal of such stockholder’s shares. Such demand will be sufficient if it reasonably informs the corporation of the identity of the stockholder and that the stockholder intends thereby to demand the appraisal of such stockholder’s shares. A proxy or vote against the merger or consolidation shall not constitute such a demand. A stockholder electing to take such action must do so by a separate written demand as herein provided. Within 10 days after the effective date of such merger or consolidation, the surviving or resulting corporation shall notify each stockholder of each constituent corporation who has complied with this subsection and has not voted in favor of or consented to the merger or consolidation of the date that the merger or consolidation has become effective; or


(2) If the merger or consolidation was approved pursuant to § 228, § 251(h), § 253, or § 267 of this title, then either a constituent corporation before the effective date of the merger or consolidation or the surviving or resulting corporation within 10 days thereafter shall notify each of the holders of any class or series of stock of such constituent corporation who are entitled to appraisal rights of the approval of the merger or consolidation and that appraisal rights are available for any or all shares of such class or series of stock of such constituent corporation, and shall include in such notice a copy of this section and, if 1 of the constituent corporations is a nonstock corporation, a copy of § 114 of this title. Such notice may, and, if given on or after the effective date of the merger or consolidation, shall, also notify such stockholders of the effective date of the merger or consolidation. Any stockholder entitled to appraisal rights may, within 20 days after the date of mailing of such notice or, in the case of a merger approved pursuant to § 251(h) of this title, within the later of the consummation of the offer contemplated by § 251(h) of this title and 20 days after the date of mailing of such notice, demand in writing from the surviving or resulting corporation the appraisal of such holder’s shares. Such demand will be sufficient if it reasonably informs the corporation of the identity of the stockholder and that the stockholder intends thereby to demand the appraisal of such holder’s shares. If such notice did not notify stockholders of the effective date of the merger or consolidation, either (i) each such constituent corporation shall send a second notice before the effective date of the merger or consolidation notifying each of the holders of any class or series of stock of such constituent corporation that are entitled to appraisal rights of the effective date of the merger or consolidation or (ii) the surviving or resulting corporation shall send such a second notice to all such holders on or within 10 days after such effective date; provided, however, that if such second notice is sent more than 20 days following the sending of the first notice or, in the case of a merger approved pursuant to § 251(h) of this title, later than the later of the consummation of the offer contemplated by § 251(h) of this title and 20 days following the sending of the first notice, such second notice need only be sent to each stockholder who is entitled to appraisal rights and who has demanded appraisal of such holder’s shares in accordance with this subsection. An affidavit of the secretary or assistant secretary or of the transfer agent of the corporation that is required to give either notice that such notice has been given shall, in the absence of fraud, be prima facie evidence of the facts stated therein. For purposes of determining the stockholders entitled to receive either notice, each constituent corporation may fix, in advance, a record date that shall be not more than 10 days prior to the date the notice is given, provided, that if the notice is given on or after the effective date of the merger or consolidation, the record date shall be such effective date. If no record date is fixed and the notice is given prior to the effective date, the record date shall be the close of business on the day next preceding the day on which the notice is given.


(e) Within 120 days after the effective date of the merger or consolidation, the surviving or resulting corporation or any stockholder who has complied with subsections (a) and (d) of this section hereof and who is otherwise entitled to appraisal rights, may commence an appraisal proceeding by filing a petition in the Court of Chancery demanding a determination of the value of the stock of all such stockholders. Notwithstanding the foregoing, at any time within 60 days after the effective date of the merger or consolidation, any stockholder who has not commenced an appraisal proceeding or joined that proceeding as a named party shall have the right to withdraw such stockholder’s demand for appraisal and to accept the terms offered upon the merger or consolidation. Within 120 days after the effective date of the merger or consolidation, any stockholder who has complied with the requirements of subsections (a) and (d) of this section hereof, upon written request, shall be entitled to receive from the corporation surviving the merger or resulting from the consolidation a statement setting forth the aggregate number of shares not voted in favor of the merger or consolidation and with respect to which demands for appraisal have been received and the aggregate number of holders of such shares. Such written statement shall be mailed to the stockholder within 10 days after such stockholder’s written request for such a statement is received by the surviving or resulting corporation or within 10 days after expiration of the period for delivery of demands for appraisal under subsection (d) of this section hereof, whichever is later. Notwithstanding subsection (a) of this section, a person who is the beneficial owner of shares of such stock held either in a voting trust or by a nominee on behalf of such person may, in such person’s own name, file a petition or request from the corporation the statement described in this subsection.

 

(f) Upon the filing of any such petition by a stockholder, service of a copy thereof shall be made upon the surviving or resulting corporation, which shall within 20 days after such service file in the office of the Register in Chancery in which the petition was filed a duly verified list containing the names and addresses of all stockholders who have demanded payment for their shares and with whom agreements as to the value of their shares have not been reached by the surviving or resulting corporation. If the petition shall be filed by the surviving or resulting corporation, the petition shall be accompanied by such a duly verified list. The Register in Chancery, if so ordered by the Court, shall give notice of the time and place fixed for the hearing of such petition by registered or certified mail to the surviving or resulting corporation and to the stockholders shown on the list at the addresses therein stated. Such notice shall also be given by 1 or more publications at least 1 week before the day of the hearing, in a newspaper of general circulation published in the City of Wilmington, Delaware or such publication as the Court deems advisable. The forms of the notices by mail and by publication shall be approved by the Court, and the costs thereof shall be borne by the surviving or resulting corporation.

 

(g) At the hearing on such petition, the Court shall determine the stockholders who have complied with this section and who have become entitled to appraisal rights. The Court may require the stockholders who have demanded an appraisal for their shares and who hold stock represented by certificates to submit their certificates of stock to the Register in Chancery for notation thereon of the pendency of the appraisal proceedings; and if any stockholder fails to comply with such direction, the Court may dismiss the proceedings as to such stockholder. If immediately before the merger or consolidation the shares of the class or series of stock of the constituent corporation as to which appraisal rights are available were listed on a national securities exchange, the Court shall dismiss the proceedings as to all holders of such shares who are otherwise entitled to appraisal rights unless (1) the total number of shares entitled to appraisal exceeds 1% of the outstanding shares of the class or series eligible for appraisal, (2) the value of the consideration provided in the merger or consolidation for such total number of shares exceeds $1 million, or (3) the merger was approved pursuant to § 253 or § 267 of this title.


(h) After the Court determines the stockholders entitled to an appraisal, the appraisal proceeding shall be conducted in accordance with the rules of the Court of Chancery, including any rules specifically governing appraisal proceedings. Through such proceeding the Court shall determine the fair value of the shares exclusive of any element of value arising from the accomplishment or expectation of the merger or consolidation, together with interest, if any, to be paid upon the amount determined to be the fair value. In determining such fair value, the Court shall take into account all relevant factors. Unless the Court in its discretion determines otherwise for good cause shown, and except as provided in this subsection, interest from the effective date of the merger through the date of payment of the judgment shall be compounded quarterly and shall accrue at 5% over the Federal Reserve discount rate (including any surcharge) as established from time to time during the period between the effective date of the merger and the date of payment of the judgment. At any time before the entry of judgment in the proceedings, the surviving corporation may pay to each stockholder entitled to appraisal an amount in cash, in which case interest shall accrue thereafter as provided herein only upon the sum of (1) the difference, if any, between the amount so paid and the fair value of the shares as determined by the Court, and (2) interest theretofore accrued, unless paid at that time. Upon application by the surviving or resulting corporation or by any stockholder entitled to participate in the appraisal proceeding, the Court may, in its discretion, proceed to trial upon the appraisal prior to the final determination of the stockholders entitled to an appraisal. Any stockholder whose name appears on the list filed by the surviving or resulting corporation pursuant to subsection (f) of this section and who has submitted such stockholder’s certificates of stock to the Register in Chancery, if such is required, may participate fully in all proceedings until it is finally determined that such stockholder is not entitled to appraisal rights under this section.

 

(i) The Court shall direct the payment of the fair value of the shares, together with interest, if any, by the surviving or resulting corporation to the stockholders entitled thereto. Payment shall be so made to each such stockholder, in the case of holders of uncertificated stock forthwith, and the case of holders of shares represented by certificates upon the surrender to the corporation of the certificates representing such stock. The Court’s decree may be enforced as other decrees in the Court of Chancery may be enforced, whether such surviving or resulting corporation be a corporation of this State or of any state.

 

(j) The costs of the proceeding may be determined by the Court and taxed upon the parties as the Court deems equitable in the circumstances. Upon application of a stockholder, the Court may order all or a portion of the expenses incurred by any stockholder in connection with the appraisal proceeding, including, without limitation, reasonable attorney’s fees and the fees and expenses of experts, to be charged pro rata against the value of all the shares entitled to an appraisal.


(k) From and after the effective date of the merger or consolidation, no stockholder who has demanded appraisal rights as provided in subsection (d) of this section shall be entitled to vote such stock for any purpose or to receive payment of dividends or other distributions on the stock (except dividends or other distributions payable to stockholders of record at a date which is prior to the effective date of the merger or consolidation); provided, however, that if no petition for an appraisal shall be filed within the time provided in subsection (e) of this section, or if such stockholder shall deliver to the surviving or resulting corporation a written withdrawal of such stockholder’s demand for an appraisal and an acceptance of the merger or consolidation, either within 60 days after the effective date of the merger or consolidation as provided in subsection (e) of this section or thereafter with the written approval of the corporation, then the right of such stockholder to an appraisal shall cease. Notwithstanding the foregoing, no appraisal proceeding in the Court of Chancery shall be dismissed as to any stockholder without the approval of the Court, and such approval may be conditioned upon such terms as the Court deems just; provided, however that this provision shall not affect the right of any stockholder who has not commenced an appraisal proceeding or joined that proceeding as a named party to withdraw such stockholder’s demand for appraisal and to accept the terms offered upon the merger or consolidation within 60 days after the effective date of the merger or consolidation, as set forth in subsection (e) of this section.

 

(l) The shares of the surviving or resulting corporation to which the shares of such objecting stockholders would have been converted had they assented to the merger or consolidation shall have the status of authorized and unissued shares of the surviving or resulting corporation.


EXHIBIT C
Illustrative Computation of Exchange

 

Illustrative computation of the number of Class A Shares that SunEdison and its controlled affiliates would receive if the Exchange happened as of the close of business on March 1, 2017

 

Securities outstanding as of immediately prior to the Exchange

 

Class A Shares Issued and Outstanding: 113,013,940

 

Class A Shares held in treasury by GLBL Inc: 262,2251

 

Class B Shares Issued and Outstanding: 61,343,054

 

Class B Units Issued and Outstanding: 61,343,054

 

IDRs Outstanding: All IDRs outstanding

 

Restricted Stock Units outstanding under GLBL Inc’s 2014 Long-Term Incentive Plan: 2,305,766

 

Securities outstanding as of immediately after the Exchange

 

Class A Shares Issued and Outstanding: 151,453,842, of which:

 

Class A Shares held by SunEdison and its controlled affiliates as a result of the Exchange:

 

B – A = 38,439,902,2 where:

 

A = 113,013,940 + 2,305,766 = 115,319,706

 

B = A / 0.75 = 153,759,608

 

Class A Shares held in treasury by GLBL Inc: 262, 225

 

Class B Shares Issued and Outstanding: 0

 

Class B Units Issued and Outstanding: 0

 

IDRs Outstanding: 0

 


1

Number provided as of Mach 2, 2017

 

2

Does not include Class A Shares held by SunEdison and its controlled affiliates other than as a result of the Exchange. As of the close of business on March 1, 2017, SunEdison and its controlled affiliates held 2,000,000 such other Class A Shares.


Restricted Stock Units outstanding under GLBL Inc’s 2014 Long-Term Incentive Plan: 2,305,766

 

 
 
 
EXHIBIT C
 
Form of Master Services Agreement

 

AGREED FORM
 
MASTER SERVICES AGREEMENT

By And Among

BROOKFIELD ASSET MANAGEMENT INC.,

BRP ENERGY GROUP L.P.,

BROOKFIELD ASSET MANAGEMENT PRIVATE INSTITUTIONAL CAPITAL ADVISER (CANADA), L.P.,

BROOKFIELD GLOBAL RENEWABLE ENERGY ADVISOR LIMITED,

TERRAFORM POWER, INC.,

TERRAFORM POWER, LLC,

and

TERRAFORM POWER OPERATING, LLC

Dated as of [●] 2017
 

TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
   
Page
     
ARTICLE 1 INTERPRETATION
1
   
1.1
Definitions
1
1.2
Headings and Table of Contents
9
1.3
Interpretation
9
1.4
Actions by the Service Providers or the Service Recipients
10
1.5
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
10
1.6
Invalidity of Provisions
10
1.7
Entire Agreement
10
1.8
Waiver, Amendment
11
1.9
Mutual Waiver of Jury Trial
11
1.10
Consent to Jurisdiction and Service of Process
11
1.11
Governing Law
12
1.12
Conflicts Committee
12
     
ARTICLE 2 APPOINTMENT OF THE SERVICE PROVIDERS
12
   
2.1
Appointment and Acceptance
12
2.2
Other Service Recipients
12
2.3
Subcontracting and Other Arrangements
13
2.4
Entity-Level Service Agreements
13
     
ARTICLE 3 SERVICES AND POWERS OF THE SERVICE PROVIDERS
13
   
3.1
Services
13
3.2
Responsibility for Certain Services
15
3.3
Supervision of Service Providers’ Activities
15
3.4
Restrictions on the Service Providers
15
3.5
Errors and Omissions Insurance
15
     
ARTICLE 4 RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE SERVICE PROVIDERS AND THE SERVICE RECIPIENTS
16
   
4.1
Other Activities
16
4.2
Exclusivity
16
4.3
Independent Contractor, No Partnership or Joint Venture
16
     
ARTICLE 5 MANAGEMENT AND EMPLOYEES
16
   
5.1
Management and Employees
16
     
ARTICLE 6 INFORMATION AND RECORDS
17
   
6.1
Books and Records
17
 
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Page
     
6.2
Examination of Records by the Service Recipients
17
6.3
Access to Information by Service Provider Group
18
6.4
Additional Information
19
6.5
Confidential Information
19
     
ARTICLE 7 FEES AND EXPENSES
19
   
7.1
Net Base Management Fee and Base Management Fee Adjustment
19
7.2
Maximum Fees Payable by Service Recipients
20
7.3
Computation and Payment of Net Base Management Fee
20
7.4
Expenses
21
7.5
Governmental Charges
21
7.6
Computation and Payment of Expenses and Governmental Charges
22
     
ARTICLE 8 BROOKFIELD’S OBLIGATION
22
   
ARTICLE 9 REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF THE SERVICE PROVIDERS AND THE SERVICE RECIPIENTS
22
   
9.1
Representations and Warranties of the Service Providers
22
9.2
Representations and Warranties of the Service Recipients
23
     
ARTICLE 10 LIABILITY AND INDEMNIFICATION
24
   
10.1
Indemnity
24
10.2
Limitation of Liability
26
10.3
Benefit to all Indemnified Parties
26
10.4
No Waiver
27
     
ARTICLE 11 TERM AND TERMINATION
27
   
11.1
Term
27
11.2
Termination by the Service Recipients
27
11.3
Termination by the Service Providers
28
11.4
Survival Upon Termination
29
11.5
Action Upon Termination
29
11.6
Release of Money or other Property Upon Written Request
30
     
ARTICLE 12 ARBITRATION
30
   
12.1
Dispute
30
12.2
Arbitration
31
12.3
Continued Performance
32
12.4
Urgent Relief
32
 
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Page
   
ARTICLE 13 GENERAL PROVISIONS
32
   
13.1
Assignment
32
13.2
Failure to Pay When Due
33
13.3
Enurement
33
13.4
Third Party Beneficiaries
33
13.5
Notices
33
13.6
Further Assurances
35
13.7
Counterparts
35
 
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THIS MASTER SERVICE AGREEMENT is entered into as of [●], 2017 among BROOKFIELD ASSET MANAGEMENT INC., a corporation existing under t