-----BEGIN PRIVACY-ENHANCED MESSAGE----- Proc-Type: 2001,MIC-CLEAR Originator-Name: webmaster@www.sec.gov Originator-Key-Asymmetric: MFgwCgYEVQgBAQICAf8DSgAwRwJAW2sNKK9AVtBzYZmr6aGjlWyK3XmZv3dTINen TWSM7vrzLADbmYQaionwg5sDW3P6oaM5D3tdezXMm7z1T+B+twIDAQAB MIC-Info: RSA-MD5,RSA, NepaaqiB7iNGKuPSLzzwakApcJSNYsivCmHq955z8/bJ/bgkml8tBd5fySTbUTPA ME3Tkuqst+htaCsnquE0bg== 0001072613-08-002228.txt : 20081223 0001072613-08-002228.hdr.sgml : 20081223 20081223131111 ACCESSION NUMBER: 0001072613-08-002228 CONFORMED SUBMISSION TYPE: SC 13D/A PUBLIC DOCUMENT COUNT: 4 FILED AS OF DATE: 20081223 DATE AS OF CHANGE: 20081223 GROUP MEMBERS: WORKING OPPORTUNITY FUND (EVCC) LTD. SUBJECT COMPANY: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: ONCOGENEX PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0000949858 STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION: IN VITRO & IN VIVO DIAGNOSTIC SUBSTANCES [2835] IRS NUMBER: 954343413 STATE OF INCORPORATION: DE FISCAL YEAR END: 1231 FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: SC 13D/A SEC ACT: 1934 Act SEC FILE NUMBER: 005-45969 FILM NUMBER: 081266496 BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: 1522 217TH PLACE S.E. CITY: BOTHELL STATE: WA ZIP: 98021 BUSINESS PHONE: 4254879500 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: 1522 217TH PLACE S.E. CITY: BOTHELL STATE: WA ZIP: 98021 FORMER COMPANY: FORMER CONFORMED NAME: SONUS PHARMACEUTICALS INC DATE OF NAME CHANGE: 19950825 FILED BY: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: GrowthWorks Capital Ltd. CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0001444153 IRS NUMBER: 000000000 STATE OF INCORPORATION: A1 FISCAL YEAR END: 1231 FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: SC 13D/A BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: 2600 - 1055 W. GEORGIA STREET CITY: VANCOUVER STATE: A1 ZIP: V6E 3R5 BUSINESS PHONE: 604-895-7255 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: 2600 - 1055 W. GEORGIA STREET CITY: VANCOUVER STATE: A1 ZIP: V6E 3R5 SC 13D/A 1 sch13d_16229.htm SCHEDULE 13D - AMENDMENT #1 (ONCOGENEX) WWW.EXFILE.COM, INC -- 888-775-4789 -- GROWTHWORKS CAPITAL LTD. -- SCHEDULE 13D


 
 
UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C.  20549


SCHEDULE 13D

Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
(Amendment No. 1)*

 

 
Oncogenex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
(Name of Issuer)

Common Stock, $.001 par value
(Title of Class of Securities)

68230A 106
(CUSIP Number)

Tony Rautava (604) 895-7255
GrowthWorks Capital Ltd., 2600 – 1055 W. Georgia St., Vancouver, B.C., Canada V6E 3R5
(Name, Address and Telephone Number of Person Authorized to Receive Notices and Communications)

December 14, 2008
(Date of Event which Requires Filing of this Statement)

If the filing person has previously filed a statement on Schedule 13G to report the acquisition that is the subject of this Schedule 13D, and is filing this schedule because of §§240.13d-1(e), 240.13d-1(f) or 240.13d-1(g), check the following box.

*The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting person’s initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would alter disclosures provided in a prior cover page.

The information required on the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed to be “filed” for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the Notes).



 
 
 
 

 
CUSIP No.  68230A 106
13D
Page 2 of 8 Pages

 
1
NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS.
 
Working Opportunity Fund (EVCC) Ltd.
2
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
(a) [  ]
(b) [  ]
3
SEC USE ONLY
 
 
4
SOURCE OF FUNDS (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
 
OO
5
CHECK IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEMS 2(d) or 2(e)
 
 
6
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
 
Canada
 
 
NUMBER OF
SHARES
BENEFICIALLY
OWNED BY
EACH
REPORTING
PERSON
WITH
7
SOLE VOTING POWER
 
0 shares
8
SHARED VOTING POWER
 
508,844 shares
9
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
0 shares
10
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
508,844 shares
11
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
 
525,844 shares
12
CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
 
 
13
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)
 
9.5%
14
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
 
CO

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CUSIP No.  68230A 106
13D
Page 3 of 8 Pages

 
1
NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS.
 
GrowthWorks Capital Ltd.
2
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
(a) [  ]
(b) [  ]
3
SEC USE ONLY
 
 
4
SOURCE OF FUNDS (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
 
OO
5
CHECK IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEMS 2(d) or 2(e)
 
 
6
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
 
Canada
 
 
NUMBER OF
SHARES
BENEFICIALLY
OWNED BY
EACH
REPORTING
PERSON
WITH
7
SOLE VOTING POWER
 
0 shares
8
SHARED VOTING POWER
 
508,844 shares
9
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
0 shares
10
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
 
508,844 shares
11
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
 
525,844 shares
12
CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
 
 
13
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)
 
9.5%
14
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
 
CO

 
 
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Schedule 13D

 
This Amendment No. 1 to Schedule 13D is being filed by Working Opportunity Fund (EVCC) Ltd. and Growth Works Capital Ltd. to reflect additional shares of the Issuer which were released to the filer pursuant to an escrow agreement.  Please see Item 3 for additional information.
 
 
Item 1.  Security and Issuer.

This statement relates to the Common Stock, $0.001 par value (the “Common Stock”), of Oncogenex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Issuer”) having its principal executive office at 1522 217th Place S.E., Bothell, WA 98021.

Item 2.  Identity and Background.

(a)           This statement is being filed by: Working Opportunity Fund (EVCC) Ltd. (“WOF”) and GrowthWorks Capital Ltd. (“GrowthWorks”). WOF and GrowthWorks are referred to herein collectively as the “Reporting Persons”.

(b) – (c)  The address of the principal business office of the Reporting Persons is 2600 – 1055 W. Georgia St., Vancouver, B.C., Canada V6E 3R5.  The principal business of WOF is to make investments.  The principal business of GrowthWorks is investment management. To the knowledge of the Reporting Persons, based solely on information provided by persons listed on Schedule A,  the name, place of residence, present principal occupation or employment and citizenship of each director and executive officer of WOF and GrowthWorks are set forth in Schedule A, attached hereto and incorporated by reference.

(d)           During the five years prior to the date hereof, none of the Reporting Persons, nor to the knowledge of the Reporting Persons based solely on regulatory filings made by the persons listed on Schedule A, any of the persons listed on Schedule A, has been convicted in a criminal proceeding (excluding traffic violations or similar misdemeanors).

(e)           During the five years prior to the date hereof, none of the Reporting Persons, nor to the knowledge of the Reporting Persons, based solely on regulatory filings made by the persons listed on Schedule A, any of the persons listed on Schedule A, was or is subject to a judgment, decree or final order enjoining future violations of, or prohibiting or mandating activities subject to, federal or state securities laws or finding any violation with respect to such laws.

(f)           WOF is a corporation organized under the laws of the Province of British Columbia, Canada and GrowthWorks is a corporation organized under the laws of Canada.


Item 3.  Source and Amount of Funds or Other Consideration.

WOF is the record owner of 508,844 shares of Common Stock of the Issuer (the “Record Shares”).  Prior to August 21, 2008, WOF held shares of common stock of OncoGenex Technologies Inc. (“OncoGenex”).  Pursuant to that certain Arrangement Agreement dated as of May 27, 2008 (the “Arrangement Agreement”), by and between Sonus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Sonus”) and OncoGenex, and providing for the business combination (the “Business Combination”) of Sonus and OncoGenex, the  outstanding shares of OncoGenex were exchanged for shares of the Issuer.  The Business Combination became effective on August 21, 2008, and in connection therewith, Sonus changed its name to Oncogenex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the Issuer’s name).  Pursuant to the Arrangement Agreement and as a result of the Business Combination, on August 21, 2008, WOF, as a former shareholder of OncoGenex, received 315,021 shares of Common Stock of the Issuer.  The Arrangement Agreement also provided that, upon consummation of the Business Combination, certain shares of Common Stock of the Issuer, including 193,823 shares of Common Stock of the Issuer for the benefit of WOF (the “Escrowed
 
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Shares”), were placed into escrow to be released upon the achievement of certain milestones by the Issuer.  The Escrowed Shares are being held in escrow pursuant to that certain Escrow Agreement dated as of August 21, 2008 by and among the Issuer, Computershare Trust Company of Canada, as escrow agent and WOF.  On August 21, 2008, the Issuer achieved one of these milestones and as a result, 48,456 shares of the Escrowed Shares were released to WOF.  On December 8, 2008, the remaining milestone was achieved.  On December 14, 2008, the remaining Escrow Shares were released to WOF.
 
References to, and the descriptions of, the Arrangement Agreement and the Escrow Agreement are qualified in their entirety by reference to the full text of the Arrangement Agreement and the Escrow Agreement, which agreements are filed as Exhibit 7.02 and 7.03 hereto, and which are incorporated herein by reference.

Item 4.  Purpose of Transaction.

(a) – (b) WOF acquired the Record Shares as a result of the Business Combination. 
References to, and descriptions of, the Arrangement Agreement and the Escrow Agreement, are qualified in their entirety by reference to the full text of such agreeents, which agreements are filed as Exhibits 7.02 and 7.03 hereto and which are incorporated herein by reference.

(c) 
Not applicable.
 
(d) 
In connection with the Business Combination, the board of directors of the Issuer was increased from five to seven directors, two directors resigned and three new directors were appointed to the board, including Patrick R. Brady, Vice President, Investments, of GrowthWorks.

 
(e)
Other than as a result of the Business Combination, not applicable.

 
(f)
Other than as a result of the Business Combination, not applicable.

 
(g)
Other than as a result of the Business Combination, not applicable.

 
(h)
Not applicable.

 
(i)
Not applicable.

 
(j)
Not applicable.

Item 5.  Interest in Securities of the Issuer.

(a)  
WOF is the record owner of the Record Shares (i.e., 508,844 shares of Common Stock).  As the investment manager of WOF, GrowthWorks may be deemed to beneficially own the Record Shares.  Each of the Reporting Persons expressly disclaims beneficial ownership of the Record Shares, except any
 
 
 
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shares in which they have an actual pecuniary interest. Pat Brady holds options to purchase 17,000 shares of the Issuer's stock, which is held in trust for WOF. None of the individuals listed on Schedule A owns any shares of Common Stock of the Issuer.

The beneficial ownership of the Record Shares represent 9.5% of the Common Stock of the Issuer, which percentage is calculated based upon 5,513,643 shares of Common Stock reported to be outstanding in the Issuer’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 10, 2008, plus the options to purchase 17,000 shares held in trust for WOF.
 
(b)  
 
Number of shares as to which such person has:
 
(i)    sole power to vote or to direct the vote:
 
Not applicable
 
(ii)    shared power to vote or direct the vote:
 
WOF:  508,844 shares
 
GrowthWorks:  508,844 shares
 
(iii)   sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition:
 
Not applicable
 
(iv)  shared power to dispose or to direct the disposition:
 
WOF:  508,844 shares
 
GrowthWorks:  508,844 shares
 
         (c) 
Other than as a result of the Business Combination, not applicable.
 
         (d) 
Not applicable.
 
         (e)
Not Applicable.

Item 6.  Contracts, Arrangements, Undertakings or Relationships with Respect to Securities of the Issuer.

 
Other than as described in this Schedule 13D or as set forth in or contemplated by the Arrangement Agreement and the Escrow Agreement which are filed as Exhibits 7.02 and 7.03 hereto and which are incorporated herein by reference, to the knowledge of the Reporting Persons, there are no contracts, arrangement, understandings or relationships among the persons named in Item 2 or set forth in Schedule A and between such persons and any person with respect to any securities of the Issuer, including but not limited to transfer or voting of any of the securities, finder’s fees, joint ventures, loan or option arrangements, puts or calls, guarantees of profits, division of profits or loss, or the giving or withholding of proxies.

Page 6 of 8 pages

Item 7.  Material to be Filed as Exhibits.

Exhibit 7.01 – Agreement regarding filing joint Schedule 13D.

Exhibit 7.02 – Arrangement Agreement dated May 27, 2008.

Exhibit 7.03 – Escrow Agreement dated August 21, 2008.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
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SIGNATURES

After reasonable inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, I certify that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.
 
 
Dated:  December 19, 2008

WORKING OPPORTUNITY FUND (EVCC) LTD.
 
By: Clint Matthews, its Chief Financial Officer
 
By:  /s/  Clint Matthews                                         
 
 
GROWTHWORKS CAPITAL LTD.
 
By: David Levi, its Chief Executive Officer 
 
By: /s/  David Levi 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
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SCHEDULE “A”
 
Board of Directors and Officers of WOF
 
Name & Place of Residence
Office
Principal Occupation
Citizenship
Susan Alley,
North Vancouver, BC
Director
Vice-President, Human Resources, Open Solutions Canada Inc.
Canadian
Raymond Castelli,
Vancouver, BC
Director
President, NaiKun Wind Development Corporation
Canadian
Jill Donaldson,
Vancouver, BC
Secretary
Senior member, Irwin, White & Jennings law firm
Canadian
David Levi,
Vancouver, BC
Director and President
President, GrowthWorks Capital Ltd.
Canadian
Dr. Julia G. Levy,
Vancouver, BC
Director
Executive Chairman, Scientific Advisory Board, QLT Inc. (biotechnology company)
Canadian
Clint Matthews,
Coquitlam, BC
CFO
Vice-President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of GrowthWorks Capital Ltd.
Canadian
Lori Mayhew,
Delta, BC
Director
Adjuster, Insurance Corporation of British Columbia; Secretary-Treasurer, Canadian Office and Professional Employees’ Union, Local 378ins
Canadian
Kenneth Neumann,
Richmond, BC
Director
Director, United Steelworkers, District 3
Canadian
Cindy Oliver,
Burnaby, BC
Director
President, Federation of Post-Secondary Educators of British Columbia
Canadian
Barry O’Neill,
Ladysmith, BC.
Director
President, British Columbia Division,
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Canadian
Christopher Reid,
Delta, BC
Director
President, Cellex Power Products Inc.
Canadian
Angela Schira,
Richmond, BC
Director
Secretary-Treasurer, B.C. Federation of Labour
Canadian
Cindy Stewart,
Vernon, BC
Chairperson and Director
Former President, Health Sciences Association, British Columbia (retired)
Canadian
Diane Wood,
Burnaby,BC
Director
Former Secretary-Treasurer, B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union (retired)
Canadian
Nikolas O. Worhaug,
Surrey, BC
Director
Canadian Director, Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees International Union
Canadian

 
 

 
Board of Directors and Officers of GWC
 
Name and Place of Residence
Position with the GWC and Principal Occupation
Citizenship
Pat Brady,
Vancouver, BC
Vice-President, Investments of GrowthWorks Capital Ltd.
Canadian
Donna Bridgeman,
Vancouver, BC
Senior Vice-President, Corporate Affairs and Vice-President, Investments, GrowthWorks Capital Ltd.
Canadian
Richard Charlebois,
Ottawa, Ontario
Vice-President, Investments of GrowthWorks Capital Ltd.
Canadian
Jim Charlton,
Saltspring Island, BC
Senior Vice-President, Investments, British Columbia of GrowthWorks Capital Ltd.
Canadian
Carol Crow,
North Vancouver, BC
Vice-President, Human Resources of GrowthWorks Capital Ltd.
Canadian
Rolf Dekleer
Vancouver, BC
Vice-President, Investments of GrowthWorks Capital Ltd.
Canadian
Todd Farrell,
West Vancouver, BC
Vice-President, Investments of GrowthWorks Capital Ltd.
Canadian
Thomas J. Hayes,
Halifax, NS
Vice-President, Atlantic Canada of GrowthWorks Capital Ltd. and President and CEO of GrowthWorks Atlantic Venture Fund Ltd. and GrowthWorks Atlantic Ltd.
Canadian
Alex Irwin,
West Vancouver, BC
Senior Counsel and Lawyer (2)
Canadian
Timothy Lee,
Mississaugua, ON
Senior Vice-President, Investments of GrowthWorks Capital Ltd.
Canadian
David Levi,
Vancouver, BC
President, CEO and Director of GrowthWorks Capital and its affiliates.(3)
Canadian
Les Lyall,
Vancouver, BC
Chief Operating Officer of GrowthWorks Capital Ltd.
Canadian
Clint Matthews,
Coquitlam, BC
Vice-President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of GrowthWorks Capital Ltd.
Canadian
Tracey Morrison,
Tsawwassen, BC
Vice-President, National Marketing and Communications of GrowthWorks Capital Ltd.
Canadian
Murray Munro,
Vancouver, BC
Senior Vice-President, National Sales, Marketing and Government Relations, of GrowthWorks Capital Ltd.
Canadian
Scott Pelton,
Toronto, ON
Vice-President, Investments of GrowthWorks Capital Ltd.
Canadian
Joseph Regan,
Mississaugua, ON
Vice-President, Investments of GrowthWorks Capital Ltd.
Canadian
Stephen Stang,
Winnipeg, MB
Senior Vice President, Investments
Canadian
Joseph Timlin,
North Vancouver, BC
Vice-President, Investments of GrowthWorks Capital Ltd.
Canadian

 
 
 

 

 
 
 
EX-7.01 2 exh-701_16229.htm AGREEMENT WWW.EXFILE.COM, INC -- 888-775-4789 -- GROWTHWORKS CAPITAL LTD. -- EXHIBIT 7.01 TO SCHEDULE 13D
EXHIBIT 7.01

AGREEMENT

Pursuant to Rule 13d-1(k)(1) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the undersigned hereby agree that only one statement containing the information required by Schedule 13D need be filed with respect to the ownership by each of the undersigned of shares of Common Stock of Oncogenex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.


Dated:  September 2, 2008
 
 
WORKING OPPORTUNITY FUND (EVCC) LTD.
 
By: Clint Matthews, its Chief Financial Officer
 
By:  /s/  Clint Matthews
 
 
GROWTHWORKS CAPITAL LTD.
 
By: David Levi , its Chief Executive Officer
 
By:  /s/ David Levi
 


 
 
 

 

EX-7.02 3 exh-702_16229.htm ARRANGEMENT AGREEMENT WWW.EXFILE.COM, INC -- 888-775-4789 -- GROWTHWORKS CAPITAL LTD. -- EXHIBIT 7.02 TO SCHEDULE 13D

 
EXHIBIT 7.02


MADE as of the 27th day of May, 2008
 
BETWEEN:
 
SONUS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.



-and-



ONCOGENEX TECHNOLOGIES INC.









ARRANGEMENT AGREEMENT






DuMoulin Black LLP
Barristers and Solicitors
10th Floor – 595 Howe Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6C 2T5

 
 
 

 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
 


1. 
INTERPRETATION
1
     
 
1.1
Definitions
1
       
 
1.2
Interpretation Not Affected by Headings, etc.
15
       
 
1.3
Currency
15
       
 
1.4
Number, etc.
15
       
 
1.5
Date For Any Action
15
       
 
1.6
Entire Agreement
15
       
 
1.7
Accounting Matters
16
       
 
1.8
Construction
16
       
 
1.9
Knowledge
16
       
 
1.10
Exhibits
17
       
2. 
THE ARRANGEMENT
17
     
 
2.1
Implementation Steps by OncoGenex
17
       
 
2.2
Interim Order
17
       
 
2.3
Articles of Arrangement
19
       
 
2.4
OncoGenex Proxy Circular
20
       
 
2.5
Sonus Proxy Statement and Meeting
20
       
 
2.6
Securities Compliance
21
       
 
2.7
Preparation of Filings
23
       
 
2.8
U.S. Tax Treatment
24
       
 
2.9
Voting Agreements
25
       
 
2.10
Execution of Escrow Agreements by Sonus
25
       
 
2.11
Executive Officers of Sonus.
25
       
3. 
REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
25
     
 
3.1
Representations and Warranties of OncoGenex
25
 
 
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3.2
Representations and Warranties of Sonus
58
       
 
3.3
Non-Waiver
91
       
 
3.4
Survival
91
       
4. 
ESCROW PROVISIONS
91
     
5. 
ADDITIONAL COVENANTS
92
     
 
5.1
Retention of Goodwill
92
       
 
5.2
Covenants of OncoGenex
92
       
 
5.3
Covenants of Sonus
98
       
 
5.4
Applications for Regulatory Approvals
103
       
 
5.5
Covenants Regarding Non-Solicitation
103
       
 
5.6
Notice by Sonus of Superior Proposal Determination
105
       
 
5.7
Access to Information
106
       
 
5.8
Covenant Regarding Representations and Warranties
107
       
 
5.9
Closing Matters
107
       
 
5.10
Directors and Officers Insurance.
107
       
6. 
CONDITIONS
108
     
 
6.1
Mutual Conditions Precedent
108
       
 
6.2
Additional Conditions Precedent to the Obligations of Sonus
109
       
 
6.3
Additional Conditions Precedent to the Obligations of OncoGenex
110
       
 
6.4
Notice and Cure Provisions
112
       
 
6.5
Satisfaction of Conditions
112
       
7. 
AMENDMENT AND TERMINATION
112
     
 
7.1
Amendment
112
       
 
7.2
Mutual Understanding Regarding Amendments
113
       
 
7.3
Termination
113
       
 
7.4
Effect Of Termination
115
 
 
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7.5
Expenses
115
       
 
7.6
Liquidated Damages
115
       
 
7.7
Remedies
115
       
 
7.8
Effect of Break Fee Payment
116
       
8. 
GENERAL
116
     
 
8.1
Notices
116
       
 
8.2
Assignment
117
       
 
8.3
Binding Effect
117
       
 
8.4
Waiver and Modification
118
       
 
8.5
No Personal Liability
118
       
 
8.6
Further Assurances
118
       
 
8.7
Consultation
118
       
 
8.8
Governing Laws
118
       
 
8.9
Severability
118
       
 
8.10
Counterparts
119
       
 
8.11
Withholding Rights
119
       
 
Exhibit A - - Appropriate Regulatory Approvals
Exhibit B - - Arrangement Resolution
Exhibit C - - Plan of Arrangement under section 192 of the Canada Business Corporations Act
Exhibit D – Intentionally omitted
Exhibit E – Voting Agreements
 
 
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ARRANGEMENT AGREEMENT
 
THIS AGREEMENT made as of the 27th day of May, 2008.
 
AMONG:
 
SONUS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC., a corporation existing under the laws of the State of Delaware
 
(hereinafter referred to as “Sonus”)
 
AND:
 
ONCOGENEX TECHNOLOGIES INC., a corporation existing under the federal laws of Canada
 
(hereinafter referred to as “OncoGenex”)
 
THIS AGREEMENT WITNESSETH THAT in consideration of the respective covenants and agreements herein contained and for other good and valuable consideration (the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged by each party), the parties hereby covenant and agree as follows:
 
1.  
INTERPRETATION
 
1.1 Definitions
 
In this Agreement, unless there is something in the subject matter or context inconsistent therewith, the following terms shall have the following meanings respectively:
 
Acquisition Proposal” means an inquiry, offer or proposal regarding any of the following (other than the transactions contemplated by this Agreement) involving Sonus, OncoGenex or their respective Subsidiaries, as applicable:  (i) any merger, reorganization, consolidation, share exchange, recapitalization, business combination, liquidation, dissolution, arrangement or other similar transaction involving, or, any sale, lease, exchange, mortgage, pledge, transfer or other disposition of, all or any significant portion of the assets or twenty-five percent (25%) or more of the equity securities of, Sonus, OncoGenex or any of their respective Subsidiaries, in a single transaction or series of related transactions; (ii) with respect to Sonus, the acquisition by any Person (other than any beneficial owner of more than five percent (5%) of Sonus Common Shares as long as such beneficial owner is eligible to make filings in respect thereof on Schedule 13G under applicable SEC rules and regulations) of beneficial ownership of ten percent (10%) or more of the outstanding Sonus Common Shares (including Sonus Common Shares currently beneficially owned by such Person); (iii) with respect to OncoGenex, the acquisition by any Person (other than as a result of financings with existing shareholders of OncoGenex) of beneficial ownership of ten percent (10%) or more of the outstanding OncoGenex shares; (iv) any tender offer or exchange offer for twenty percent (20%) or more of the outstanding shares of capital stock of Sonus or OncoGenex, as applicable, or, with respect to Sonus, the filing of a registration statement under the Securities Act in connection therewith; or (v) any public announcement of a proposal, plan or intention to do any of the foregoing or any agreement to engage in any of the foregoing, as applicable;
 
 
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Affiliate” has the meaning ascribed thereto in the Plan of Arrangement;
 
Announcement Date” means the day on which Sonus and OncoGenex first publicly announce the entering into this Agreement by Sonus and OncoGenex;
 
Appointed Directors” means three individuals to be designated by OncoGenex, and one individual, who shall be independent, acceptable to OncoGenex and Sonus;
 
Appropriate Regulatory Approvals” means those sanctions, rulings, consents, orders, exemptions, permits and other approvals (including the lapse, without objection, of a prescribed time under a statute or regulation that states that a transaction may be implemented if a prescribed time lapses following the giving of notice without an objection being made) of Governmental Entities, regulatory agencies or self-regulatory organizations, as set out in Exhibit A hereto;
 
Arrangement” means an arrangement under Section 192 of the CBCA on the terms and subject to the conditions set out in the Plan of Arrangement, subject to any amendments or variations thereto made in accordance with Section 6.1 hereof or Article 5 of the Plan of Arrangement or made at the direction of the Court in the Final Order;
 
Arrangement Resolution” means the special resolution of the OncoGenex Securityholders, to be substantially in the form and content of Exhibit B hereto;
 
Articles of Arrangement” means the articles of arrangement of OncoGenex in respect of the Arrangement that are required by the CBCA to be sent to the Director after the Final Order is made;
 
Assumed Option” has the meaning ascribed thereto in Section 2.3(d);
 
Assumption Agreement” means the Stock Option Assumption, Amending and Confirmation Agreement relating to the assumption by Sonus of the OncoGenex Stock Option Plan and OncoGenex Options to be made between Sonus and OncoGenex prior to the Effective Date;
 
Average Market Price” means the average closing price of a Sonus Common Share on the NGM (or any other exchange on which Sonus Common Shares are listed for trading) for the ten consecutive Trading Days commencing with the Announcement Date or commencing with the first Trading Day after the Announcement Date if the announcement is after 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time;
 
BC Advantage Debenture” means the US$165,519 principal amount secured debenture of OncoGenex issued to BC Advantage Funds (VCC) Ltd. and outstanding at the date of this Agreement;
 
BC Advantage Debenture Repayment Amount” means the principal and interest owing to the holder of the BC Advantage Debenture on the tenth Trading Day following the Announcement Date;
 
BC Advantage Shares Issuable” means the number of Sonus Common Shares issuable that is equal to the BC Advantage Debenture Repayment Amount divided by 85 percent of the Average Market Price;
 
Business Day” means any day on which commercial banks are open for business in Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, British Columbia other than a Saturday, a Sunday or a day observed as a holiday in Seattle, Washington under the laws of the State of Washington or the federal laws of the
 
 
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United States of America or in Vancouver, British Columbia under the laws of the Province of British Columbia or the federal laws of Canada;
 
Canadian Jurisdictions” means British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario;
 
Capital Adjustment” means the amendment of Sonus’ certificate of incorporation prior to the Effective Date such that, immediately following the Reverse Stock Split, the authorized share capital of Sonus consists of (i) that number of Sonus Common Shares as is equal to two times the Sonus Common Shares outstanding immediately following the Effective Time (including the Deposited Securities), and (ii) 5,000,000 Sonus Preferred Shares, or in each case such other number of Sonus Common Shares or Sonus Preferred Shares agreed upon by Sonus and OncoGenex prior to mailing the Proxy Statement;
 
CBCA” means the Canada Business Corporations Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. C-44, as amended;
 
Certificate of Amendment” means the certificate of amendment to the certificate of incorporation of Sonus to be filed with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware and effective prior to the Effective Date, effecting the Reverse Stock Split, the Capital Adjustment and the Name Change;
 
Circular” means the notice of the OncoGenex Meetings and accompanying management proxy circular, including all schedules, appendices and exhibits thereto, to be sent to the OncoGenex Securityholders in connection with the OncoGenex Meetings;
 
 “Code” means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended;
 
Company” means Sonus, SonusSub, OncoGenex or OncoGenexSub, as the context requires;
 
Confidentiality Agreement” means the confidentiality and non-disclosure agreement dated as of February 22, 2008 between Sonus and OncoGenex;
 
 “Court” means the Supreme Court of British Columbia;
 
Debenture Shares Issuable” means the BC Advantage Shares Issuable plus the Other Debenture Shares Issuable;
 
Debt Instrument” means any bond, debenture, mortgage, promissory note or other instrument evidencing indebtedness for borrowed money;
 
Deposited Securities” has the meaning ascribed thereto in the Plan of Arrangement;
 
Director” means the Director appointed pursuant to Section 260 of the CBCA;
 
Dissent Procedures” has the meaning set out in section 3.1 of the Plan of Arrangement;
 
Dissent Rights” means the rights of dissent in respect of the Arrangement described in Section 3.1 of the Plan of Arrangement;
 
Dissenting Securityholder” means a holder of OncoGenex Shares or OncoGenex Debentures who dissents in respect of the Arrangement in strict compliance with the Dissent Procedures;
 
 
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Effective Date” means the date shown on the certificate of arrangement to be issued by the Director giving effect to the Arrangement;
 
Effective Time” has the meaning ascribed thereto in the Plan of Arrangement;
 
Employee Benefits” means:
 
 
(a)
salaries, wages, bonuses, vacation entitlements, commissions, fees, stock option plans, stock purchase plans, incentive plans, deferred compensation plans, profit-sharing plans and other similar benefits, plans or arrangements;
 
 
(b)
insurance, health, welfare, drug, disability, pension, retirement, travel, hospitalization, medical, dental, legal counseling, eye care and other similar benefits, plans or arrangements; and
 
 
(c)
agreements or arrangements with any labour union or employee association, written or oral employment agreements or arrangements and agreements or arrangements for the retention of the services of independent contractors, consultants or advisors;
 
Encumbrance” means any mortgage, charge, easement, encroachment, lien, adverse claim, assignment by way of security, security interest, servitude, pledge, hypothecation, conditional sale agreement, security agreement, title retention agreement, financing statement, option, right of pre-emption, privilege, obligation to assign, licence, sublicence (other than non-exclusive licences and sublicences of intellectual property made in the ordinary course of business) or other encumbrance;
 
Environmental Laws” means all applicable domestic, foreign, federal, state and local laws (including the common law), rules, requirements and regulations relating to pollution, the environment (including, without limitation, ambient air, surface water, groundwater, land surface or subsurface strata) or protection of human health as it relates to the environment including, without limitation, laws and regulations relating to releases of Hazardous Materials, or otherwise relating to the manufacture, processing, distribution, use, treatment, storage, disposal, transport or handling of Hazardous Materials or relating to management of asbestos in buildings.
 
ERISA Affiliate” means any entity or trade or business (whether or not incorporated) other than a Company that together with a Company, is considered under common control and treated as a single employer under Section 414(b), (c), (m) or (o) of the Code.
 
Escrow Agent” means Computershare Trust Company of Canada or such other Person as the parties hereto may approve, in its capacity as escrow agent under the Escrow Agreements, and includes any successor escrow agent appointed thereunder;
 
Escrow Agreements” means the agreements to be made among Sonus the Escrow Agent and each of the Escrow Shareholders (or the Escrow Shareholders' Agent on behalf of one or more Escrow Shareholders), which shall be substantially in the form and content of Appendix 1 to the Plan of Arrangement, with such changes thereto as the parties hereto, acting reasonably, may approve;
 
 “Escrow Ratio” means the number calculated by dividing 25,000,000 by the number of OncoGenex Shares outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Time;
 
 
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 “Escrow Shareholder” means a Person who is an OncoGenex Shareholder immediately prior to the Effective Time and for whose benefit Deposited Securities have been deposited with the Escrow Agent under an Escrow Agreement;
 
"Escrow Shareholders' Agent" means Howard Riback, or such other Person as the parties hereto may approve, in his capacity as shareholders' agent under the Escrow Agreements and includes any successor shareholders' agent appointed under the Escrow Agreements;
 
Exchange Act” means the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended;
 
Exchanged Portion” means (i) with respect to the BC Advantage Debenture, the principal amount of the BC Advantage Debenture that is equal to the Original Principal Amount of the BC Advantage Debenture multiplied by the number of Sonus Common Shares issued under Section 2.3(a) divided by the BC Advantage Shares Issuable; and (ii) with respect to the Other Debentures, the principal amount of the Other Debentures that is equal to the aggregate Original Principal Amount of the Other Debentures multiplied by the number of Sonus Common Shares issued under Section 2.3(a) divided by the Other Debenture Shares Issuable;
 
Expiration Date” means the day that is six years after the Effective Date;
 
 “Final Order” means the final order of the Court granted pursuant to Section 192 of the CBCA approving the Arrangement as such order may be amended at any time prior to the Effective Date or, if appealed, then, unless such appeal is abandoned or denied, as affirmed;
 
Financial Year End” means December 31, 2007;
 
GAAP” means the generally accepted accounting principles used in the United States, as in effect from time to time;
 
Good Clinical Practices” means, as applicable, the then current standards for clinical trials for pharmaceuticals (including all applicable requirements relating to protection of human subjects), as set forth in the FDCA and applicable regulations promulgated thereunder (including, for example, and without limitation, 21 C.F.R. Parts 50, 54, 56, 312, and 314), as amended from time to time, and such standards of good clinical practice (including all applicable requirements relating to protection of human subjects) as are required by other organizations, foreign Governmental Entities or foreign Regulatory Authorities, as applicable, including applicable regulations or guidelines from the International Conference on Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Registration of Pharmaceuticals for Human Use.
 
Good Laboratory Practices” means, as applicable, the then current standards for the conduct and reporting of laboratory studies regarding pharmaceuticals, as set forth in the FDCA and applicable regulations promulgated thereunder, as amended from time to time, and such standards of good laboratory practices as are required by other organizations, foreign Governmental Entities or foreign Regulatory Authorities, as applicable, including applicable regulations or guidelines from the International Conference on Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Registration of Pharmaceuticals for Human Use.
 
Good Manufacturing Practices” means the then current standards for the manufacture, processing, packaging, testing, transportation, handling and holding of pharmaceutical products, as set forth in
 
 
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the FDCA and applicable regulations promulgated thereunder, as amended from time to time, and such standards of good manufacturing practices as are required by other organizations, foreign Governmental Entities or foreign Regulatory Authorities, as applicable, including applicable regulations or guidelines from the International Conference on Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Registration of Pharmaceuticals for Human Use.
 
Governmental Entity” means any:
 
 
(a)
multinational, federal, provincial, state, regional, municipal, local or other government, governmental or public department, central bank or Tribunal;
 
 
(b)
subdivision, agent, commission, board, or authority of any of the foregoing;
 
 
(c)
quasi-governmental or private body exercising any regulatory, expropriation or taxing authority under or for the account of any of the foregoing;
 
Guarantee” means any agreement, contract or commitment providing for the guarantee, indemnification, assumption or endorsement or any like commitment with respect to the obligations, liabilities (contingent or otherwise) or indebtedness of any Person;
 
Hazardous Materials” means wastes, substances, or materials (whether solids, liquids or gases) that are deemed hazardous, toxic, pollutants, or contaminants under any Environmental Laws, including, without limitation, substances defined as “hazardous substances”, “toxic substances”, “radioactive materials, including sources of ionizing and nonionizing radiation”, “petroleum products or wastes” or other similar designations in, or otherwise subject to regulation under, any Environmental Law.
 
 “IND” means an investigational new drug application filed with the FDA, including all documents, data and other information concerning the applicable drug which are necessary for or filed with such application;
 
 “Information” has the meaning ascribed thereto in Section 4.7(b);
 
Interested Person” means any present or former officer, director, shareholder, employee, consultant or advisor, excluding attorneys, accountants and other third party professional advisors of a Company in connection with this Agreement and the transactions contemplated herein, of or to such Company or any Person with which such Company or any of the foregoing does not deal at arm’s length within the meaning of the Income Tax Act (Canada) (including a spouse, parent, child or sibling of any such Person);
 
Interim Order” means the interim order of the Court, as the same may be amended, granted pursuant to Section 192 of the CBCA in respect of the Arrangement, as contemplated by Section 2.2;
 
Laws” means all statutes, regulations, statutory rules, principles of law, orders, published policies and guidelines, and terms and conditions of any grant of approval, permission, authority or licence of any court, Governmental Entity, statutory body or self-regulatory authority, and the term “applicable” with respect to such Laws and in the context that refers to one or more Persons means that such Laws apply to such Person or Persons or its or their business, undertaking, property or securities and emanate from a Person having jurisdiction over the Person or Persons or its or their business, undertaking, property or securities;
 
 
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 “Material Adverse Change”, when used in connection with Sonus or OncoGenex, means any change, effect, event or occurrence with respect to its condition (financial or otherwise), properties, assets, ownership, capital, liabilities, obligations (whether absolute, accrued, conditional or otherwise), businesses, operations or results of operations or those of its Subsidiaries, if any, that is, or would reasonably be expected to be, material and adverse to the business, properties, assets, operations or condition (financial or otherwise) of such party and its Subsidiaries taken as a whole, other than any change, effect, event or occurrence:
 
 
(a)
relating to the Canadian or United States’ economy or securities markets in general; or
 
 
(b)
generally affecting the industry in which such party operates;
 
Material Adverse Effect”, when used in connection with Sonus or OncoGenex, means any matter or action that has an effect that is, or would reasonably be expected to be, material and adverse to the business, properties, assets, operations or condition (financial or otherwise) of such party and its Subsidiaries taken as a whole, and “Materially Adversely Affected” shall have a corresponding meaning;
 
Meeting of Class A Shareholders” means the special meeting of the holders of OncoGenex Class A Preferred Shares (including any adjournment thereof) that is to be convened as provided by the Interim Order to consider and, if deemed advisable, approve the Arrangement (unless each and every holder of OncoGenex Class A Preferred Shares consents in writing to a resolution approving the Arrangement, to the extent and in the manner permitted pursuant to the Interim Order);
 
Meeting of Class B Shareholders” means the special meeting of the holders of OncoGenex Class B Preferred Shares (including any adjournment thereof) that is to be convened as provided by the Interim Order to consider and, if deemed advisable, approve the Arrangement (unless each and every holder of OncoGenex Class B Shares consents in writing to a resolution approving the Arrangement, to the extent and in the manner permitted pursuant to the Interim Order);
 
Meeting of Common Shareholders and Optionholders” means the special meeting of the holders of OncoGenex Common Shares and the holders of OncoGenex Options (including any adjournment thereof) that is to be convened as provided by the Interim Order to consider and, if deemed advisable, approve the Arrangement (unless each and every holder of OncoGenex Common Shares and each and every holder of OncoGenex Options consents in writing to a resolution approving the Arrangement, to the extent and in the manner permitted pursuant to the Interim Order);
 
Meeting of Debentureholders” means the special meeting of the holders of OncoGenex Debentures (including any adjournment thereof) that is to be convened as provided by the Interim Order to consider and, if deemed advisable, approve the Arrangement (unless each and every holder of OncoGenex Debentures consents in writing to a resolution approving the Arrangement, to the extent and in the manner permitted pursuant to the Interim Order);
 
Name Change” means the change of name of Sonus to “OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals, Inc." or such other name as may be agreed upon by Sonus and OncoGenex;
 
NCM” means the distinct tier of The Nasdaq Stock Market referred to as the Nasdaq Capital Market;
 
 
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NDA” means a new drug application for a drug filed in accordance with 21 C.F.R. Part 314, and all supplements filed pursuant to the requirements of the FDA, including all documents, data and other information concerning the applicable drug which are necessary for FDA approval to market such drug in the United States;
 
NGM” means the distinct tier of The Nasdaq Stock Market referred to as the Nasdaq Global Market;
 
Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement” has the meaning set forth in Item 303 of Regulation S-K adopted under the Exchange Act;
 
OncoGenex Affiliated Stockholders” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.9.
 
OncoGenex Business” means the business of OncoGenex and its Subsidiaries as described in Section 3.1.27;
 
OncoGenex Class A Preferred Shares” means OncoGenex Series 1 Class A Preferred Shares and OncoGenex Series 2 Class A Preferred Shares;
 
OncoGenex Class B Preferred Shares” means OncoGenex Series 1 Class B Preferred Shares and OncoGenex Series 2 Class B Preferred Shares;
 
OncoGenex Common Shares” means the common shares in the capital of OncoGenex;
 
OncoGenex Debentureholders” means the holders of OncoGenex Debentures immediately prior to the Effective Time;
 
OncoGenex Debentures” means the BC Advantage Debenture and the Other Debentures, collectively;
 
OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule” means that certain Disclosure Schedule dated as of the date hereof and delivered by OncoGenex to Sonus concurrently herewith;
 
OncoGenex Environmental Claim” means any and all administrative, regulatory or judicial actions, suits, demands, demand letters, directives, claims, liens, investigations, proceedings or notices of noncompliance or violation (written or oral) by any Person or Governmental Entity alleging any material liabilities or potential material liability arising out of, based on or resulting from the presence, or release or threatened release into the environment of, or any exposure to, any Hazardous Materials at any property or location owned or leased by OncoGenex or OncoGenexSub or other circumstances forming the basis of any material violation or alleged material violation of any Environmental Law.
 
OncoGenex Financial Statements” means the audited annual consolidated financial statements of OncoGenex as at December 31, 2007, consisting of the balance sheet of OncoGenex as at December 31, 2007 and the accompanying statement of operations and deficit and statement of cash flows for the 12-month period ended December 31, 2007, including the notes thereto and the auditor’s report thereon, all of which are expressed in United States currency;
 
OncoGenex Intellectual Property” means all intellectual property including, without limitation, trade marks and trade mark applications, trade names, certification marks, patents, patent
 
 
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applications, patentable concepts, copyrights, know-how, formulae, processes, inventions, technical expertise, research data, trade secrets, industrial designs and other similar property, whether registered or unregistered, that is owned by, licensed to or otherwise used by OncoGenex and/or any of its Subsidiaries in the conduct of the OncoGenex Business, and including, without limitation, the OncoGenex Inventions and OncoGenex Trademarks;
 
OncoGenex Inventions” means the inventions described in the patents and patent applications listed in Table 1 of Section 3.1.37 of the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule;
 
OncoGenex Interim Financial Statements” means the unaudited consolidated financial statements of OncoGenex as at March 31, 2008, consisting of the consolidated balance sheet of OncoGenex as at March 31, 2008 and the accompanying statement of operations and deficit and statement of cash flows for the period from the Financial Year End to and including March 31, 2008, all of which are expressed in United States currency;
 
OncoGenex Leased Property” means all the right, title and interest of OncoGenex or OncoGenexSub in and to the subject matter (whether realty or personalty) of the OncoGenex Leases;
 
OncoGenex Leases” means the real or personal property leases or subleases, or other rights of occupancy relating to real property, which OncoGenex or OncoGenexSub is a party to or bound by or subject to, including those set forth and described in Section 3.1.23 of the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule;
 
OncoGenex Licences” has the meaning ascribed thereto in Section 3.1.32;
 
OncoGenex Material Agreements” means the agreements, indentures, contracts, leases, licences, options, instruments and other commitments of OncoGenex or OncoGenexSub set forth in Section 3.1.25 of the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule;
 
OncoGenex Meetings” means the Meeting of Class A Shareholders, the Meeting of Class B Shareholders, the Meeting of Debentureholders and the Meeting of Common Shareholders and Optionholders;
 
OncoGenex Optionholders” means the holders of OncoGenex Options;
 
OncoGenex Options” means the options to purchase OncoGenex Common Shares granted under the OncoGenex Stock Option Plan which are outstanding and unexercised on the Effective Date;
 
OncoGenex Preferred Shares” means OncoGenex Class A Preferred Shares and OncoGenex Class B Preferred Shares;
 
OncoGenex Securityholders” means, collectively, OncoGenex Optionholders, OncoGenex Shareholders and OncoGenex Debentureholders;
 
OncoGenex Series 1 Class A Preferred Shares” means the Series 1 Class A Preferred shares in the capital of OncoGenex;
 
OncoGenex Series 1 Class B Preferred Shares” means the Series 1 Class B Preferred shares in the capital of OncoGenex;
 
 
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OncoGenex Series 2 Class A Preferred Shares” means the Series 2 Class A Preferred shares in the capital of OncoGenex;
 
OncoGenex Series 2 Class B Preferred Shares” means the Series 2 Class B Preferred shares in the capital of OncoGenex;
 
OncoGenex Shareholders” means the holders of OncoGenex Shares;
 
 “OncoGenex Shares” means OncoGenex Common Shares and OncoGenex Preferred Shares, collectively;
 
OncoGenex Stock Option Plan” means the employee stock option plan of OncoGenex, as amended and in effect on the date hereof;
 
OncoGenex Trademarks” means the trade-marks and trade names listed in Table 2 of Section 3.1.37 of the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule;
 
OncoGenexSub” means OncoGenex, Inc., a corporation existing under the laws of the State of Washington and being a wholly owned Subsidiary of OncoGenex;
 
Original Principal Amount” means the principal amount of an OncoGenex Debenture immediately prior to the Effective Time;
 
Other Debenture Exchange Ratio” means 1,000 divided by 4,334,481;
 
Other Debenture Repayment Amount” means the aggregate principal and interest owing to the holders of the Other Debentures on the tenth Trading Day following the Announcement Date;
 
Other Debenture Shares Issuable” means the aggregate number of Sonus Common Shares issuable that is equal to the Other Debenture Repayment Amount divided by 85 percent of the Average Market Price;
 
Other Debentures” means the US$4,334,481 aggregate principal amount secured debentures of OncoGenex issued to Ventures West 7 Limited Partnership, Ventures West 7 U.S. Limited Partnership, H.I.G. Horizon Corp., Working Opportunity Fund (EVCC) Ltd., BDC Capital Inc. and WHI Morula Fund, LLC and outstanding at the date of this Agreement;
 
 “Permitted Encumbrances” means (i) liens for Taxes or governmental assessments, charges or claims not yet due or which are being contested in good faith, and for which adequate reserves or other appropriate provisions have been established in financial statements in accordance with GAAP, (ii) statutory liens of landlords and liens of carriers, warehousemen, mechanics, materialmen and other similar Persons and other liens imposed by applicable Law incurred in the ordinary course of business which are either for sums not yet delinquent, or being contested in good faith, or which would not, individually or in the aggregate, result in a Material Adverse Effect, and(iii) defects and irregularities of title and encumbrances that do not materially impair the use thereof for the purposes for which they are held, and (iv) a contingent liability not to exceed $500,000 issued pursuant to Sonus' lease for its headquarters in Seattle, Washington;
 
Person” includes any individual, firm, partnership, joint venture, venture capital fund, association, trust, trustee, executor, administrator, legal personal representative, estate, group, body corporate,
 
 
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corporation, company, unincorporated association or organization, Governmental Entity, syndicate or other entity, whether or not having legal status;
 
Personal Information”, when used in connection with a Company means any information in the possession of such Company about an individual other than the name, title, business address or telephone number of any employee;
 
Plan of Arrangement” means the plan of arrangement substantially in the form and content of Exhibit C hereto and any amendments or variations thereto made in accordance with Section 6.1 hereof or Article 5 of the Plan of Arrangement or made at the direction of the Court in the Final Order;
 
Pre-Effective Date Period” means the period from and including the date hereof to and including the earlier of the Effective Time and the date of termination of this Agreement pursuant to Section 6;
 
Products” means all products that are owned, created, designed, developed, manufactured, marketed, licensed or sold (whether in existence or in development) by or on behalf of a Company;
 
Proxy Statement” means the proxy statement relating to the Sonus Meeting, as amended or supplemented from time to time;
 
Remaining Portion” means, with respect to the OncoGenex Debentures, the aggregate Original Principal Amounts less the Exchanged Portion;
 
Representatives” has the meaning ascribed thereto in Section 4.7(a);
 
Reverse Stock Split” means a reverse stock split of Sonus Common Shares on the basis of between 10 and 20 Sonus Common Shares being combined into one (1) Sonus Common Share or on such other basis as agreed upon by Sonus and OncoGenex prior to mailing the Proxy Statement;
 
Reverse Stock Split Factor” means the number of Sonus Common Shares that is combined into each one (1) Sonus Common Share pursuant to the Reverse Stock Split;
 
SEC” means the United States Securities and Exchange Commission;
 
Securities Act” means the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended;
 
Share Cap” has the meaning ascribed thereto in Section 2.3(a);
 
Share Exchange Ratio” means the number calculated by the following formula:
 
Share Exchange Ratio
=
(A + B - C)
D
 
 
                                                             
Where:
A =
the number of Sonus Common Shares outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Time
 
B =
25,000,000 Sonus Common Shares
 
C=
the Debenture Shares Issuable, subject to a maximum equal to the Share Cap
 
 
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D =
the number of OncoGenex Shares outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Time;
 
Shareholders’ Agreement” means the shareholders’ agreement among OncoGenex and certain of its shareholders made as of September 24, 2003, as amended effective August 10, 2005 and September 7, 2006;
 
Software” means all computer software including, without limitation, application software, systems software, software design tools, interfaces, object libraries, and microcode in object code or source code forms and firmware, embedded in or used to develop products, and any related documentation including, without limitation, technical documentation, system designs and specifications, flow charts, record and file layouts, memoranda, correspondence and other such documentation containing or relating to the design, structure or coding or testing of, or algorithms or routines used in, or errors discovered in or corrected in such software, user guides and manuals related thereto and any other documentations or material (in whatever form, whether human or machine readable, and in whatever media) relating to such software;
 
Sonus Affiliated Stockholders” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.9.
 
Sonus Business” means the business of Sonus and its Subsidiaries as described in Section 3.2.26;
 
Sonus Common Shares” means the shares of common stock, having a par value of $0.001 each, in the capital of Sonus;
 
Sonus Disclosure Schedule” means that certain Disclosure Schedule dated as of the date hereof and delivered by Sonus to OncoGenex concurrently herewith;
 
Sonus Environmental Claim” means any and all administrative, regulatory or judicial actions, suits, demands, demand letters, directives, claims, liens, investigations, proceedings or notices of noncompliance or violation (written or oral) by any Person or Governmental Entity alleging any material liability or potential material liability arising out of, based on or resulting from the presence, or release or threatened release into the environment of, or any exposure to, any Hazardous Materials at any property or location owned or leased by Sonus or any SonusSub or other circumstances forming the basis of any material violation or alleged material violation of any Environmental Law.
 
Sonus Financial Statements” means the audited annual consolidated financial statements of Sonus as at December 31, 2007, consisting of the balance sheet of Sonus as at December 31, 2007 and the accompanying statement of operations and deficit and statement of cash flows for the 12-month period ended December 31, 2007, including the notes thereto and the auditor’s report thereon, all of which are expressed in United States currency;
 
Sonus Intellectual Property” means all intellectual property including, without limitation, trade marks and trade mark applications, trade names, certification marks, patents, patent applications, patentable concepts, copyrights, know-how, formulae, processes, inventions, technical expertise, research data, trade secrets, industrial designs and other similar property, whether registered or unregistered, that is owned by, licensed to or otherwise used by Sonus and/or any of its Subsidiaries in the conduct of the Sonus Business, and including, without limitation, the Sonus Inventions and Sonus Trademarks;
 
 
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Sonus Interim Financial Statements” means the unaudited consolidated financial statements of Sonus as at March 31, 2008, consisting of the consolidated balance sheet of Sonus as at March 31, 2008 and the accompanying statement of operations and deficit and statement of cash flows for the period from the Financial Year End to and including March 31, 2008, all of which are expressed in United States currency;
 
Sonus Inventions” means the inventions described in the patents and patent applications listed in Table 1 of Section 3.2.36 of the Sonus Disclosure Schedule;
 
Sonus Leased Property” means all the right, title and interest of Sonus or SonusSub in and to the subject matter (whether realty or personalty) of the Sonus Leases;
 
Sonus Leases” means the real or personal property leases or subleases, or other rights of occupancy relating to real property, which Sonus or SonusSub is a party to or bound by or subject to, including those set forth and described in Section 3.2.22 of the Sonus Disclosure Schedule;
 
Sonus Licences” has the meaning ascribed thereto in Section 3.2.31;
 
Sonus Material Agreements” means the agreements, indentures, contracts, leases, licences, options, instruments and other commitments set forth in Section 3.2.25 of the Sonus Disclosure Schedule;
 
Sonus Meeting” means the special meeting of the holders of Sonus Common Shares (including any adjournment thereof) that is to be convened as provided by this Agreement to consider and, if deemed advisable, approve the Sonus Shareholder Resolutions;
 
Sonus Preferred Shares” means shares of preferred stock, par value $0.001 per share, of Sonus, none of which have been issued and no series of which has been designated;
 
Sonus SEC Documents” means all registration statements, prospectuses, forms, reports, proxy statements, schedules and other documents and filings required to be filed by Sonus under the Securities Act or the Exchange Act, as the case may be, since January 1, 2006;
 
Sonus Shareholder Resolutions” means all necessary approvals by shareholders of Sonus required by Delaware law, applicable securities laws and the Nasdaq Stock Marketplace Rules, to allow Sonus to perform its obligations under this Agreement and to consummate the transactions contemplated by this Agreement, including the Reverse Stock Split, Name Change and election of directors of Sonus;
 
Sonus Shareholders” means the holders of Sonus Common Shares;
 
Sonus Trademarks” means the trade-marks and trade names listed in Table 2 of Section 3.2.36 of the Sonus Disclosure Schedule;
 
SonusSub” means Sonus Pharmaceuticals, Ltd., a corporation existing under the laws of the United Kingdom and being a wholly owned Subsidiary of Sonus;
 
Subsidiary” means, with respect to a specified body corporate, any body corporate of which more than 50% of the outstanding shares ordinarily entitled to elect a majority of the Board of Directors thereof (whether or not shares of any other class or classes shall or might be entitled to vote upon the happening of any event or contingency) are at the time owned directly or indirectly by such specified
 
 
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body corporate and shall include any body corporate, partnership, joint venture or other entity over which it exercises direction or control or which is in a like relation to a Subsidiary;
 
Superior Proposal” means a bona fide Acquisition Proposal made by any Person that the Board of Directors of Sonus determines in its good faith judgment to be more favorable to Sonus’ shareholders than the Arrangement and for which financing, to the extent required, is then committed or which, in the good faith judgment of the Board of Directors of Sonus, is reasonably capable of being obtained by such Person;
 
Tax” and “Taxes” means, with respect to any entity, all income taxes (including any tax on or based upon net income, gross income, income as specially defined, earnings, profits or selected items of income, earnings or profits) and all capital taxes, gross receipts taxes, environmental taxes, sales taxes, use taxes, ad valorem taxes, value added taxes, transfer taxes, franchise taxes, licence taxes, withholding taxes, payroll taxes, employment taxes, Canada or Quebec Pension Plan premiums, excise, severance, social security premiums, workers’ compensation premiums, employment insurance or compensation premiums, stamp taxes, occupation taxes, premium taxes, property taxes, windfall profits taxes, alternative or add-on minimum taxes, goods and services tax, customs duties or other taxes, fees, imports, assessments or charges of any kind whatsoever, together with any interest and any penalties or additional amounts imposed by any taxing authority (domestic or foreign) on such entity, and any interest, penalties, additional taxes and additions to tax imposed with respect to the foregoing;
 
Tax Returns” means all returns, declarations, reports, information returns and statements required to be filed with any taxing authority relating to Taxes;
 
Third Party Expenses” means all legal, accounting, financial advisory, investment banking, consulting and all other fees and expenses of third parties incurred by a party in connection with the negotiation and effectuation of the terms and conditions of this Agreement and the transactions contemplated hereby;
 
Third Party Software” means any software (including “Software”) that is not owned by a Company but is licenced to the Company by another Person;
 
"Trading Day" means any day that the NGM (or any other exchange on which Sonus Common Shares are listed for trading) is open for trading;
 
Tribunal” means:
 
 
(a)
any court (including a court of equity);
 
 
(b)
any federal, provincial, state, county, municipal or other government or governmental department, ministry, commission, board, bureau, agency or instrumentality;
 
 
(c)
any securities commission, stock exchange or other regulatory or self-regulatory body;
 
 
(d)
any board of trade, chamber of commerce or other business or professional organization or association;
 
 
(e)
any arbitrator or arbitration tribunal; and
 
 
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(f)
any other tribunal;
 
UBC Shareholders Agreement” means the amended and restated shareholders agreement dated for reference September 24, 2003, as amended August 10, 2005, between OncoGenex, Ventures West 7 Limited Partnership, Ventures West 7 U.S. Limited Partnership, H.I.G. Horizon Corp., Working Opportunity Fund (EVCC) Ltd., Business Development Bank of Canada (as assigned to BDC), Milestone Medica Corporation, BC Advantage Funds (VCC) Ltd., the University of British Columbia, WHI Morula Fund LLC and certain others as further amended and restated from time to time;
 
Use” means use, modify, produce, distribute and license (including the right to sublicense).
 
Voting Agreement” means the Voting Agreement in the form attached hereto as Exhibit E.
 
1.2    Interpretation Not Affected by Headings, etc.
 
The division of this Agreement into sections and other portions and the insertion of headings are for convenience of reference only and shall not affect the construction or interpretation hereof. Unless otherwise indicated, all references in this Agreement to a “Section” followed by a number and/or a letter refer to the specified section of this Agreement, and all references in this Agreement to an Exhibit followed by a letter refer to the specified Exhibit to this Agreement. Unless otherwise indicated, the terms “this Agreement”, “hereof’, “herein”, “hereunder” and “hereby” and similar expressions refer to this Agreement (including the Exhibits hereto), as amended or supplemented from time to time pursuant to the applicable provisions hereof, and not to any particular section or other portion hereof.
 
1.3    Currency
 
Unless otherwise indicated, all sums of money referred to in this Agreement are expressed in lawful money of the United States of America.
 
1.4    Number, etc.
 
Unless the context otherwise requires, words importing the singular shall include the plural and vice versa and words importing any gender shall include all genders.
 
1.5    Date For Any Action
 
In the event that any date on which any action is required to be taken hereunder by any of the parties hereto is not a Business Day, such action shall be required to be taken on the next succeeding day which is a Business Day.
 
1.6    Entire Agreement
 
This Agreement and the agreements and other documents referred to herein constitute the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the Arrangement and other transactions contemplated hereby and supersede all other prior agreements, understandings, negotiations and discussions, whether oral or written, between the parties with respect thereto, other than the Confidentiality Agreement.
 
 
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1.7    Accounting Matters
 
Unless otherwise indicated, all accounting terms used in this Agreement in respect of a Company shall have the meanings attributable thereto under GAAP and all determinations of an accounting nature in respect of the Company required to be made shall be made in a manner consistent with GAAP and past practice.
 
1.8    Construction
 
In this Agreement, unless otherwise indicated:
 
(a)  
the words “include”, “including” or “in particular”, when following any general term or statement, shall not be construed as limiting the general term or statement to the specific items or matters set forth or to similar items or matters, but rather as permitting the general term or statement to refer to all other items or matters that could reasonably fall within the broadest possible scope of the general term or statement;
 
(b)  
a reference to a statute means that statute, as amended and in effect as of the date of this Agreement, and includes each and every regulation and rule made thereunder and in effect as of the date hereof,
 
(c)  
a reference to an “approval”, “authorization”, “consent”, “designation”, “notice” or “agreement” means an approval, authorization, consent, designation, notice or agreement, as the case may be, in writing, signed by an authorized representative of the party or parties thereto;
 
(d)  
the phrase “ordinary course of business”, or any variation thereof, of any Person refers to the business of such Person, carried on in the regular and ordinary course including commercially reasonable and businesslike actions that are in the regular and ordinary course of business for a company operating in the industry in which such business is conducted notwithstanding that similar actions may not have been undertaken before by such Person and may be on a scale or in a quantum significantly greater or different than the scale or quantum of similar actions undertaken by such Person previously;
 
(e)  
where a word, term or phrase is defined, its derivatives or other grammatical forms have a corresponding meaning;
 
(f)  
time is of the essence; and
 
(g)  
references to a “party” or “parties” are references to a party or parties to this Agreement.
 
1.9    Knowledge
 
In this Agreement, the phrase “to the knowledge of” any Person, “to the best knowledge of” any Person, “known to” any Person, “of which it is aware” or any similar phrase means, unless otherwise indicated, (i) with respect to any Person who is an individual, the actual knowledge of such Person without enquiry, (ii) with respect to OncoGenex, the actual knowledge of the Chief Executive
 
 
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Officer and the Chief Financial Officer without enquiry, and such knowledge that a Person acting in such capacity should have in the ordinary course of business, and (iii) with respect to Sonus, the actual knowledge of the Chief Executive Officer  and the Chief Financial Officer without enquiry, and such knowledge that a Person acting in such capacity should have in the ordinary course of business.
 
1.10    Exhibits
 
The following Exhibits are annexed to this Agreement and are hereby incorporated by reference into this Agreement and form an integral part hereof:
 
Exhibit A   -    Appropriate Regulatory Approvals
Exhibit B    -    Arrangement Resolution
Exhibit C    -    Plan of Arrangement
Exhibit D                         Intentionally omitted
Exhibit E                          Voting Agreements
 
2.  
THE ARRANGEMENT
 
2.1    Implementation Steps by OncoGenex
 
OncoGenex covenants in favour of Sonus that OncoGenex shall:
 
(a)  
as soon as reasonably practicable, apply in a manner acceptable to Sonus, acting reasonably, under Section 192 of the CBCA for the Interim Order, and thereafter proceed with and diligently pursue the obtaining of the Interim Order;
 
(b)  
subject to Section 2.5, convene and hold the OncoGenex Meetings as promptly as practicable, but in any event not later than 30 days after mailing of the Proxy Statement to the Sonus Shareholders, for the purpose of considering and, if deemed advisable, approving the Arrangement and the transactions contemplated thereby by way of the Arrangement Resolution (and for any other proper purpose as may be set out in the notice for such meetings);
 
(c)  
subject to obtaining the approval(s) as are required by the Interim Order, proceed with and diligently pursue the application to the Court for the Final Order; and
 
(d)  
subject to obtaining the Final Order and the satisfaction or waiver of the other conditions herein contained in favour of each party send to the Director, for endorsement and filing by the Director, the Articles of Arrangement and such other documents as may be required in connection therewith under the CBCA to give effect to the Arrangement.
 
2.2    Interim Order
 
The notice of motion for the application referred to in Section 2.1(a) shall include a request that the Interim Order provide:
 
 
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(a)  
for the class of Persons to whom notice is to be provided in respect of the Arrangement and the OncoGenex Meetings and for the manner in which such notice is to be provided;
 
(b)  
that the requisite approval for the Arrangement Resolution shall be (i)(A) two-thirds of the votes cast on the Arrangement Resolution by the holders of OncoGenex Common Shares and the holders of OncoGenex Options present in person or by proxy at the Meeting of Common Shareholders and Optionholders, voting as a single class, such that each holder of OncoGenex Common Shares is entitled to one vote for each OncoGenex Common Share held and each holder of OncoGenex Options is entitled to one vote for each OncoGenex Common Share such holder would have received on a valid exercise of such OncoGenex Options; or (B) a written consent resolution executed by each and every holder of OncoGenex Common Shares and each and every holder of OncoGenex Options; (ii)(A) two-thirds of the votes cast on the Arrangement Resolution by the holders of OncoGenex Class A Preferred Shares present in person or by proxy at the Meeting of Class A Shareholders, voting as a separate class; or (B) a written consent resolution executed by each and every holder of OncoGenex Class A Preferred Shares; (iii)(A) two-thirds of the votes cast on the Arrangement Resolution by the holders of OncoGenex Class B Preferred Shares present in person or by proxy at the Meeting of Class B Shareholders, voting as a separate class; or (B) a written consent resolution executed by each and every holder of OncoGenex Class B Preferred Shares; (iv)(A) two-thirds of the votes cast on the Arrangement Resolution by the holders of OncoGenex Series 1 Class A Preferred Shares present in person or by proxy at the Meeting of Class A Shareholders, voting as a separate series; or (B) a written consent resolution executed by each and every holder of OncoGenex Series 1 Class A Preferred Shares; (v)(A) two-thirds of the votes cast on the Arrangement Resolution by the holders of OncoGenex Series 2 Class A Preferred Shares present in person or by proxy at the Meeting of Class A Shareholders, voting as a separate series; or (B) a written consent resolution executed by each and every holder of OncoGenex Series 2 Class A Preferred Shares; (vi)(A) two-thirds of the votes cast on the Arrangement Resolution by the holders of OncoGenex Series 1 Class B Preferred Shares present in person or by proxy at the Meeting of Class B Shareholders, voting as a separate series; or (B) a written consent resolution executed by each and every holder of OncoGenex Series 1 Class B Preferred Shares; (vii)(A) two-thirds of the votes cast on the Arrangement Resolution by the holders of OncoGenex Series 2 Class B Preferred Shares present in person or by proxy at the Meeting of Class B Shareholders, voting as a separate series; or (B) a written consent resolution executed by each and every holder of OncoGenex Series 2 Class B Preferred Shares; and (viii)(A) the affirmative vote by those OncoGenex Debentureholders representing three-quarters of the principal amount of the OncoGenex Debentures who vote on the Arrangement Resolution in person or by proxy at the Meeting of Debentureholders, voting as a separate class; or (B) a written consent resolution executed by each and every OncoGenex Debentureholder;
 
(c)  
that, in all other respects, the terms, restrictions and conditions of the by-laws and articles of OncoGenex, including quorum requirements and all other matters, shall apply in respect of the OncoGenex Meetings; and
 
(d)  
for the grant of the Dissent Rights.
 
 
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2.3    Articles of Arrangement
 
The Articles of Arrangement shall, with such other matters as are necessary to effect the Arrangement, and all as subject to the provisions of the Plan of Arrangement, provide substantially as follows:
 
(a)  
Subject to Section 2.3(b), each of the OncoGenex Debentures (other than OncoGenex Debentures held by Dissenting Securityholders who are ultimately entitled to be paid fair value of the OncoGenex Debentures held by them) will be transferred by the holder thereof, without any act or formality on its part, to Sonus (or an Affiliate thereof) in exchange for (i) in the case of the BC Advantage Debenture, that number of fully paid and non-assessable Sonus Common Shares equal to the BC Advantage Shares Issuable, and (ii) in the case of the Other Debentures, for each $1,000 principal amount of Other Debentures transferred, that number of fully paid and non-assessable Sonus Common Shares equal to the Other Debenture Exchange Ratio multiplied by the Other Debenture Shares Issuable; provided, however, in no event shall Sonus be obligated to issue pursuant to this Section 2.3(a) a number of Sonus Common Shares that exceeds the number of Sonus Common Shares outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Time (the "Share Cap");
 
(b)  
To the extent that the Share Cap limits the number of Sonus Common Shares otherwise issuable pursuant to Section 2.3(a) and notwithstanding Section 2.3(a), only that portion of the OncoGenex Debentures as is equal to the Exchanged Portion shall be deemed to be transferred to Sonus and the Remaining Portion shall be deemed to remain outstanding and be held by the OncoGenex Debentureholders; and to the extent OncoGenex Debentures are transferred to Sonus pursuant to Section 2.3(a) and (b), the name of each such holder will be removed from the register of holders of OncoGenex Debentures and added to the register of holders of Sonus Common Shares, and Sonus will be recorded as the registered holder of OncoGenex Debentures transferred and will be deemed to be the legal and beneficial owner thereof.  To the extent that there is a Remaining Portion, the OncoGenex Debentureholders will continue to be recorded as the registered holders of that portion of the OncoGenex Debentures that are not transferred and will be deemed to be the legal and beneficial owners thereof.  For the purposes of Section 2.3(a) and this Section 2.3(b), the Other Debentures and BC Advantage Debenture shall rank pari-passu with each other;
 
(c)  
each OncoGenex Share (other than OncoGenex Shares held by Dissenting Securityholders who are ultimately entitled to be paid the fair value of the OncoGenex Shares held by them) will be transferred by the holder thereof, without any act or formality on its part, to Sonus in exchange for that number of fully paid and non assessable Sonus Common Shares equal to the Share Exchange Ratio, subject to Section 4; and the name of each such holder will be removed from the register of holders of OncoGenex Shares and added to the register of holders of Sonus Common Shares, and Sonus will be recorded as the registered holder of such OncoGenex Shares so exchanged and will be deemed to be the legal and beneficial owner thereof; and
 
 
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(d)  
each OncoGenex Option shall, without any act or formality, be exchanged by the holder thereof for an option (an “Assumed Option”) to purchase a number of Sonus Common Shares equal to the product of the Share Exchange Ratio multiplied by the number of OncoGenex Common Shares subject to such OncoGenex Option. Such Assumed Option shall provide for an exercise price per Sonus Common Share equal to the exercise price per share of such OncoGenex Option immediately prior to the Effective Time divided by the Share Exchange Ratio and rounded up to the nearest one hundredth of a cent. If the foregoing calculation results in an Assumed Option being exercisable for a fraction of a Sonus Common Share, then the number of Sonus Common Shares subject to such Assumed Option shall be rounded down to the next whole number of Sonus Common Shares.  The term to expiry, conditions to and manner of exercise, vesting schedule and other terms and conditions of each of the Assumed Options shall be the same as the terms and conditions of the OncoGenex Option for which it is exchanged (except as provided for in the Assumption Agreement), and any document or agreement previously evidencing an OncoGenex Option shall be deemed to be an agreement between Sonus and the holder thereof evidencing such Assumed Option. Notwithstanding the above, in the event a holder of an OncoGenex Option would be subject to Section 409A of the Code as a result of the application of this Section 2.3(d) (but for this sentence), the determination of the exercise price and number of Sonus Common Shares that constitute the Assumed Option shall be adjusted as necessary such that the Assumed Option satisfies the requirements of Treasury Regulation Section 1.409A-1(b)(5)(v)(D).
 
2.4    OncoGenex Proxy Circular
 
As promptly as practicable after the execution and delivery of this Agreement, OncoGenex shall prepare the Circular, together with any and all other documents required by the CBCA or other applicable Laws in connection with the Arrangement. As promptly as practicable after the completion of the Circular, OncoGenex shall cause the Circular and all other documentation required in connection with the OncoGenex Meetings to be sent to each OncoGenex Securityholder and to be filed as may be required by the Interim Order and applicable Laws.
 
2.5    Sonus Proxy Statement and Meeting
 
(a)  
As soon as reasonably practicable after the execution and delivery of this Agreement, Sonus shall prepare and file with the SEC the Proxy Statement.  Sonus shall use its best efforts to cause the Proxy Statement to be mailed to Sonus Shareholders as promptly as practicable.  Sonus also shall take any action (other than qualifying to do business in any jurisdiction in which it is not now so qualified or filing a general consent to service of process) required to be taken under any applicable state securities laws in connection with the issuance of Sonus Common Shares and Assumed Options and assumption of the OncoGenex Stock Option Plan pursuant to the Arrangement and Sonus shall furnish all information concerning Sonus and the holders of Sonus Common Shares as may be reasonably requested in connection with any such action.  No filing of, or amendment or supplement to the Proxy Statement (including, without limitation, any periodic report to be filed under Section 13 of the Exchange Act which will be incorporated therein by reference) or any response to SEC comments will be made by Sonus without OncoGenex’s prior consent (which shall not be unreasonably withheld, delayed or conditioned) and without providing
 
 
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OncoGenex the opportunity to review and comment thereon, except as may be permitted pursuant to Section 5.5.  Sonus shall advise OncoGenex, promptly after it receives notice thereof, of the time when the issuance of any stop order, the suspension of the qualification of Sonus Common Shares issuable in connection with the Arrangement for offering or sale in any jurisdiction, or any request by the SEC for amendment of the Proxy Statement or comments thereon and responses thereto or requests by the SEC for additional information.  Sonus shall advise OncoGenex, promptly after it receives notice thereof, of any request by the SEC for amendment of the Proxy Statement or comments thereon and responses thereto or requests by the SEC for additional information. Sonus shall, as promptly as practicable after receipt thereof, provide OncoGenex with copies of any written comments and advise OncoGenex of any oral consents with respect to the Proxy Statement received from the SEC or any other Governmental Authority.  If at any time prior to the Effective Time any information relating to Sonus or OncoGenex, or any of their respective Affiliates, officers or directors, should be discovered by Sonus or OncoGenex which should be set forth in an amendment or supplement to the Proxy Statement, so that any of the Proxy Statement would not include any misstatement of a material fact or omit to state any material fact necessary to make the statements therein, in light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading, the party which discovers such information shall promptly notify the other parties hereto and, to the extent required by law, an appropriate amendment or supplement describing such information shall be promptly filed with the SEC and disseminated to the shareholders of Sonus and OncoGenex.
 
(b)  
Sonus shall, as promptly as practicable after the Proxy Statement is  approved by the SEC or review period expired, duly call, give notice of, convene and hold the Sonus Meeting in accordance with Delaware Law and its certificate of incorporation and bylaws for the purpose of passing the Sonus Shareholder Resolutions and shall, through its Board of Directors, recommend to its shareholders the Reverse Stock Split, the Capital Adjustment, the Name Change, the election of directors and the issuance of Sonus Common Shares and Assumed Options pursuant to the Arrangement.  Unless the Board of Directors of Sonus has withdrawn its recommendation of this Agreement in compliance herewith, Sonus shall use its best efforts to solicit from Sonus Shareholders proxies in favor of the Sonus Shareholder Resolutions and to secure the vote or consent of shareholders required to approve the Sonus Shareholder Resolutions.
 
2.6    Securities Compliance
 
(a)  
Sonus shall use its best efforts to obtain all orders required from the securities authorities of the Canadian Jurisdictions, on terms and conditions acceptable to OncoGenex, acting reasonably, to permit the first resale through the facilities of a stock exchange or market in the United States or through the NGM or NCM (provided that such first resale is made in accordance with the rules of the stock exchange or market upon which the trade is made or the rules of the NGM or NCM in accordance with all laws applicable to that stock exchange or market or applicable to the NGM or NCM) of:
 
(i)  
Sonus Common Shares to be issued pursuant to the Arrangement; and
 
 
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(ii)  
Sonus Common Shares to be issued from time to time upon the exercise of the Assumed Options,
 
in each case without qualification with or approval of or the filing of any document, including any prospectus or similar document, or the taking of any proceeding with, or the obtaining of any further order, ruling or consent from, any Canadian Governmental Entity or regulatory authority under any Canadian federal, provincial or territorial securities or other Canadian Laws or pursuant to the rules and regulations of any regulatory authority administering such Laws, or the fulfillment of any other legal requirement in any such jurisdiction (other than, with respect to such first resales, any restrictions on transfer by reason of, among other things, a holder being a “control person” for the purposes of Canadian federal, provincial or territorial securities Laws).
 
(b)  
In the event Sonus is unable to obtain the orders described in Section 2.6(a), Sonus shall (i) as expeditiously as reasonably practicable, prepare and file under the applicable securities laws of a jurisdiction listed in Appendix B to National Instrument 45-102 — Resale of Securities, a preliminary prospectus and related documents and obtain a receipt for such preliminary prospectus; (ii) use its best efforts to resolve as expeditiously as reasonably practicable any comments with respect to the preliminary prospectus made by the applicable securities regulatory authority and receive confirmation from such securities regulatory authority, prior to the Effective Date, that Sonus is clear to file under the applicable securities laws of such jurisdiction a (final) prospectus; (iii) prepare a (final) prospectus and related documents; and (iv) as soon as possible after the Effective Time file under such applicable securities laws such (final) prospectus and related documents and use its best efforts to obtain, as expeditiously as reasonably practicable thereafter, a receipt for the (final) prospectus from such securities regulatory authority.
 
(c)  
Sonus shall use its best efforts to (i) through the Effective Time, maintain the listing of Sonus Common Shares on the NGM unless concurrently with the delisting of Sonus Common Shares from the NGM Sonus Common Shares are listed on the NCM, (ii) promptly file with the Nasdaq Stock Market an additional listing application or initial listing application, as required by the Nasdaq Stock Market, for the listing of Sonus Common Shares, including Sonus Common Shares to be issued pursuant to the Arrangement and upon exercise of Assumed Options, (iii) cause Sonus Common Shares, including Sonus Common Shares to be issued pursuant to the Arrangement and upon exercise of Assumed Options, to be approved for listing on the NGM or NCM prior to the Effective Time, such listing to be effective at or prior to the Effective Time.
 
(d)  
Sonus and OncoGenex shall each use their best efforts to cause the issuance of Sonus Common Shares and Assumed Options pursuant to the Arrangement to be exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act pursuant to Section 3(a)(10) thereof.
 
(e)  
Sonus shall use its best efforts to cause Sonus Common Shares issuable upon exercise of the Assumed Options to be registered as of the Effective Time on a then effective Form S-8 promulgated by the SEC or to file a Form S-8 covering such Assumed
 
 
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Options within three (3) Business Days of the Effective Time and shall use its best efforts to maintain the effectiveness of such registration statement or registration statements for so long as any Assumed Option remains outstanding.  Sonus shall give holders of Assumed Options notice of their new options as soon as practicable after the Effective Time.
 
(f)  
If requested by OncoGenex, Sonus shall use all reasonable commercial efforts to cause Sonus Common Shares to be listed for trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange prior to the Effective Time.
 
2.7    Preparation of Filings
 
(a)  
Sonus and OncoGenex shall cooperate in:
 
(i)  
the preparation of such applications for the orders and the preparation of the Circular, the Proxy Statement and such other documents reasonably deemed by Sonus or OncoGenex to be necessary to discharge, in the manner contemplated by Sections 2.4, 2.5 and 2.6, their respective obligations under United States and Canadian federal, provincial, territorial or state securities Laws in connection with the Arrangement and the other transactions contemplated hereby;
 
(ii)  
the taking of all such action as may be required under any applicable United States and Canadian federal, provincial, territorial or state securities Laws (including “blue sky laws”), in connection with the issuance of Sonus Common Shares in connection with the Arrangement or the issuance or exercise of the Assumed Options, to the extent the same is contemplated by Section 2.6; provided, however, that with respect to the United States “blue sky” and Canadian provincial qualifications neither Sonus nor OncoGenex shall be required to register or qualify as a foreign corporation or to take any action that would subject it to service of process in any jurisdiction where such entity is not now so subject, except (A) as set forth in Section 2.6(b) and (B) as to matters and transactions arising solely from the offer and sale of Sonus Common Shares; and
 
(iii)  
the taking of all such action as may be required under the CBCA in connection with the transactions contemplated by this Agreement and the Plan of Arrangement.
 
(b)  
Each of Sonus and OncoGenex shall, on a timely basis, furnish to the other all such information concerning it and its shareholders as may be required (and, in the case of its shareholders, available to it) to effect the actions described in Sections 2.4, 2.5 and 2.6 and the foregoing provisions of this Section 2.7, and each covenants that no information furnished by it (to its knowledge in the case of information concerning its shareholders) in connection with such actions or otherwise in connection with the consummation of the Arrangement and the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement will contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact required to be stated in any such document or necessary in order to
 
 
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make any information so furnished for use in any such document not misleading in the light of the circumstances in which it is furnished or to be used.
 
(c)  
Each of Sonus and OncoGenex shall promptly notify the other if at any time before or after the Effective Time it becomes aware that the Circular, the Proxy Statement or an application for an order or a preliminary prospectus or prospectus described in Section 2.6 contains any untrue statement of a material fact or omits to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements contained therein not misleading in light of the circumstances in which they are made, or that otherwise requires an amendment or supplement to the Circular, the Proxy Statement or such application or preliminary prospectus or prospectus. In any such event, Sonus and OncoGenex shall cooperate in the preparation of a supplement or amendment to the Proxy Statement or the Circular or such other document, as required and as the case may be, and, if required, shall cause the same to be distributed to the OncoGenex Securityholders, the Sonus Shareholders and/or filed with the relevant securities regulatory authorities.
 
(d)  
Each of OncoGenex and Sonus shall ensure that the Circular complies with all applicable Laws. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, each of OncoGenex and Sonus shall ensure that neither the Proxy Statement nor the Circular contains 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 contained therein not misleading in light of the circumstances in which they are made (other than, in the case of OncoGenex, with respect to any information relating to and provided by Sonus and, in the case of Sonus, with respect to information relating to and provided by OncoGenex or any OncoGenex Securityholder) and shall ensure that the Circular provides OncoGenex Securityholders with information in sufficient detail to permit them to form a reasoned judgment concerning the matters to be placed before them at the OncoGenex Meetings.
 
2.8    U.S. Tax Treatment
 
The Arrangement is intended to qualify as a reorganization within the meaning of Section 368(a) of the Code and the Treasury Regulations promulgated thereunder, and this Agreement is intended to be a “plan of reorganization” within the meaning of the Treasury Regulations promulgated under Section 368 of the Code.  Each party hereto agrees to treat the Arrangement as a reorganization within the meaning of Section 368(a) of the Code for all U.S. federal income tax purposes, and agrees to treat this Agreement as a “plan of reorganization” within the meaning of the Treasury Regulations promulgated under Section 368 of the Code, and to not take any position on any Tax Return or otherwise take any Tax reporting position inconsistent with such treatment, unless otherwise required by a “determination” within the meaning of Section 1313 of the Code that such treatment is not correct.  Each party hereto agrees to act in good faith, consistent with the intent of the parties and the intended treatment of the Arrangement as set forth in this Section 2.8; provided, however, that Sonus and its Affiliates make no representation or warranty concerning the Tax treatment of the Arrangement or  the transactions contemplated in this  Agreement, and, except as specifically provided in this Section 2.8 relating to the reporting of the Arrangement for Tax purposes, do not covenant, represent or undertake to act or not act in any manner at any time to facilitate any such Tax treatment.  Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, OncoGenex and the OncoGenex Securityholders shall rely on their own Tax advisors in determining whether or not
 
 
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the Arrangement and the transactions contemplated in this Agreement constitutes a reorganization within the meaning of Section 368 of the Code.
 
2.9    Voting Agreements
 
As an inducement for each party to enter into this Agreement, each of the directors and certain of the officers and principal stockholders of OncoGenex (the “OncoGenex Affiliated Stockholders”), on the one hand, and each of the directors and executive officers of Sonus (the “Sonus Affiliated Stockholders”), on the other hand, have executed and delivered to Sonus and OncoGenex, respectively, Voting Agreements, providing that, among other things, the OncoGenex Affiliated Stockholders and Sonus Affiliated Stockholders will, subject to the terms and conditions therein, vote to approve the Arrangement and the transactions contemplated thereby, as more specifically set forth in the Arrangement Resolution and the Sonus Shareholder Resolutions, as applicable.
 
2.10    Execution of Escrow Agreements by Sonus
 
Sonus covenants in favour of OncoGenex that, on or prior to the Effective Date and subject to the satisfaction or waiver of the other conditions herein contained in favour of Sonus, to execute and deliver the Escrow Agreements.
 
2.11    Executive Officers of Sonus. 
 
At the Effective Time, the Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Financial Officer of Sonus shall be Scott Cormack and Steve Anderson, respectively, and the employment of Michael Martino and Alan Fuhrman shall terminate.  The parties agree that the terminations of Michael Martino and Alan Fuhrman shall constitute terminations pursuant to Section 1 of the Severance/Change in Control Agreement dated January 4, 2008, with respect to Michael Martino, and the Severance/Change in Control Agreement dated January 11, 2008, with respect to Alan Fuhrman (collectively, the “Severance Agreements”).  As a result of the forgoing terminations, Michael Martino and Alan Fuhrman shall be paid their current salaries and receive all benefits through their termination date, and shall be entitled to receive the severance benefits specified in Section 2.1 of the Severance Agreements, subject to delivery of a release, as specified in the Severance Agreements.
 
3.  
REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
 
3.1    Representations and Warranties of OncoGenex
 
OncoGenex hereby represents and warrants to and in favour of Sonus that each of the following statements is true and correct, except as set forth in the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule, and further acknowledges that Sonus is relying upon such representations and warranties in connection with the transactions herein contemplated.  The OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule shall be arranged by specific Section references corresponding to the numbered and lettered Sections in this Section 3.1, and the disclosure in any Section shall qualify (i) the corresponding Section in this Section 3.1 and (ii) the other Sections in this Section 3.1 to the extent reasonably clear from a reading of such disclosure that it also qualifies or applies to such other Sections.
 
 
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3.1.1
Incorporation and Organization of OncoGenex
 
OncoGenex is a corporation duly incorporated under the CBCA, is validly subsisting, has full corporate and legal power and authority to own, lease and operate the properties currently owned, leased and operated by it and conduct its business as currently conducted, is duly registered as an extra-provincial company under the Business Corporations Act (British Columbia), is in good standing with the Registrar of Companies for the Province of British Columbia with respect to the filing of annual reports and is in good standing with the Director with respect to the filing of annual returns. OncoGenex is duly qualified or licenced to do business and is in good standing as a foreign corporation or organization authorized to do business in all jurisdictions in which the character of the properties owned, leased or operated or the nature of the business conducted by it would make such qualification or licencing necessary. No proceedings have been instituted or are pending for the dissolution or liquidation of OncoGenex. True and complete copies of the Articles, Articles of Amendment and by-laws of OncoGenex have been provided to Sonus. OncoGenex is not in violation of any provision of its articles or by-laws. No Articles of Amendment have been filed or authorized by the shareholders of OncoGenex since September 19, 2007 and no by-laws have been amended or enacted since February 8, 2002.
 
3.1.2
Capitalization
 
The authorized capital of OncoGenex consists of an unlimited number of OncoGenex Common Shares, an unlimited number of OncoGenex Class A Preferred Shares, an unlimited number of OncoGenex Class B Preferred Shares, and an unlimited number of Class C Preferred Shares.  As of the date hereof, 1,285,500 OncoGenex Common Shares, 848,804.8 OncoGenex Class A Preferred Shares, 8,945,448 OncoGenex Class B Preferred Shares and no Class C Preferred Shares or shares of restricted stock are issued and outstanding. No OncoGenex Shares are held in treasury or authorized or reserved for issuance, other than upon the exercise of the OncoGenex Options and the conversion of the OncoGenex Preferred Shares and the OncoGenex Debentures. All outstanding OncoGenex Shares have been duly authorized and are validly issued, and are fully paid and non-assessable, were not issued in violation of the terms of any agreement or other understanding binding upon OncoGenex at the time at which they were issued and were issued in compliance with the articles and by-laws of OncoGenex and all applicable Laws. Except as disclosed in Section 3.1.2 of the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule, there are, and have been, no registration rights, redemption or repurchase rights, anti-dilutive rights, voting agreements, voting trusts, preemptive rights or restrictions on transfer relating to any capital stock of OncoGenex, other than the Voting Agreements, rights under the Shareholders’ Agreement, the UBC Shareholders Agreement and the rights attaching to the OncoGenex Shares, such rights having been either complied with or waived or which will be complied with, waived or terminated prior to the Effective Time. As of the date hereof, OncoGenex Options for the purchase of 1,489,047 OncoGenex Common Shares are outstanding and no Person other than (a) Sonus under this Agreement, (b) the holders of OncoGenex Preferred Shares with respect to their right or obligation to convert such shares to OncoGenex Common Shares in accordance with the share rights attached to the OncoGenex Preferred Shares or (c) the OncoGenex Debentureholders with respect to their right or obligation to convert OncoGenex Debentures into OncoGenex Shares in accordance with the terms of the OncoGenex Debentures, has any other agreement, option, commitment, arrangement, or any other right or privilege (whether by Law, pre-emptive or contractual) capable of becoming an agreement, option or commitment (including any such right or privilege under convertible securities, warrants or convertible obligations of any nature) for:
 
 
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(a)  
the purchase, subscription, allotment or issuance of, or conversion into, any of the unissued shares or any other securities of OncoGenex; or
 
(b)  
the purchase or other acquisition from OncoGenex of any of its undertakings, business or assets.
 
Other than the OncoGenex Debentures, there are no outstanding bonds, debentures or other evidences of indebtedness of OncoGenex having the right to vote (or that are convertible for or exercisable into securities having the right to vote) with the holders of the OncoGenex Shares on any matter.  All outstanding options, warrants, debentures, conversion privileges and other rights, agreements, arrangements or commitments (contingent or otherwise) obligating OncoGenex to issue or sell any shares or securities or obligations of any kind convertible into or exchangeable for any shares of OncoGenex were issued in compliance with the articles and by-laws of OncoGenex and all applicable Laws, and any preemptive rights, rights of first refusal or similar rights.
 
3.1.3
Authority and No Violation
 
(a)  
OncoGenex has all requisite corporate power and authority to enter into this Agreement and the documents required to be executed by OncoGenex in connection with the transactions contemplated herein, to perform its obligations hereunder and, subject to obtaining the approval of the OncoGenex Securityholders as contemplated by this Agreement, to consummate the Arrangement and the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement. The execution and delivery of this Agreement and such other documents by OncoGenex and the consummation by OncoGenex of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement and such other documents have been duly authorized by the Board of Directors of OncoGenex and no other corporate proceedings on its part are necessary to authorize this Agreement, the Voting Agreements, or the transactions contemplated hereby or thereby, other than:
 
(i)  
with respect to the Circular and other matters relating solely thereto, including the implementation of the Arrangement, the approval of the Board of Directors of OncoGenex; and
 
(ii)  
with respect to the completion of the Arrangement, the approval of the OncoGenex Securityholders and such other corporate proceedings of OncoGenex as may be required by the Interim Order.
 
(b)  
This Agreement has been duly executed and delivered by OncoGenex and, assuming the due authorization, execution and delivery hereof by Sonus, constitutes a legal, valid and binding obligation, enforceable against it in accordance with its terms, subject to bankruptcy, insolvency and other similar Laws affecting creditors’ rights generally, and to general principles of equity. All documents required to be executed by OncoGenex in connection with the transactions contemplated herein will be duly executed and delivered by OncoGenex on or before the Effective Date and, when so executed and delivered, will constitute a legal, valid and binding obligation, enforceable against it in accordance with its terms, subject to bankruptcy, insolvency and other similar Laws affecting creditors’ rights generally, and to general principles of equity.
 
 
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(c)  
The approval of this Agreement and the other documents required to be executed by OncoGenex in connection with the transactions contemplated herein, the execution and delivery by OncoGenex of this Agreement and such other documents, and the performance by OncoGenex of its obligations hereunder and the completion of the Arrangement and the transactions contemplated thereby, will not, except as disclosed in Section 3.1.3(c) of the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule:
 
(i)  
conflict with, result in a violation or breach of or loss of any benefit under, constitute a default or require any consent (other than such as has already been obtained or will be obtained prior to the Effective Time) to be obtained under, give rise to any termination rights or payment obligation under, constitute a change of control or default (or an event which with notice or lapse of time or both would become a default) under, or give to others any right of termination, vesting, amendment, acceleration or cancellation of, or result in the creation of an Encumbrance on any property or asset of OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries pursuant to, any provision of:
 
(A)  
the articles, by-laws or other charter documents of OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries, including any unanimous shareholder agreement or any other agreement or understanding with any party holding an ownership interest in it;
 
(B)  
any shareholder, voting or other agreements to which OncoGenex is a party;
 
(C)  
any resolutions of its Board of Directors (or any committee thereof) or shareholders;
 
(D)  
subject to obtaining the Appropriate Regulatory Approvals relating to OncoGenex or the transactions contemplated herein, any applicable Laws; or
 
(E)  
subject to obtaining any consent, approval, permit or acknowledgement which may be required thereunder in connection with the completion of the transactions herein contemplated, details of which are set forth in Section 3.1.3 of the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule, any license or registration or any agreement, contract, franchise, permit or commitment, written or oral, which OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries is a party to, bound by or subject to;
 
(ii)  
give rise to any right of termination or acceleration of indebtedness, or cause any third party indebtedness to come due before its stated maturity or cause any available credit to cease to be available;
 
(iii)  
result in the imposition of any Encumbrance upon any of OncoGenex’s or its Subsidiaries’ assets, or restrict, hinder, impair or limit their ability to carry on the OncoGenex Business as and where it is now being carried on or as and where it may be carried on in the future; or
 
 
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(iv)  
result in any Person becoming entitled to (A) any retirement, severance, unemployment compensation, “golden parachute”, bonus or other such payment, the acceleration of the vesting or time to exercise or payment of any outstanding stock options or other Employee Benefits (including the OncoGenex Options), (B) the forgiveness or postponement of payment of any indebtedness owing to OncoGenex, or (C) receive any additional payments or compensation under or in respect of any Employee Benefits (including a “cash-out” of the OncoGenex Options as provided for in the OncoGenex Stock Option Plan).
 
(d)  
No consent, approval, order or authorization of, or registration, declaration or filing with, any Governmental Entity or other Person is required to be obtained by OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries in connection with the execution and delivery of this Agreement or any of the other documents contemplated hereby, or the consummation by OncoGenex of the transactions contemplated hereby or thereby, other than:
 
(i)  
any approvals required by the Interim Order;
 
(ii)  
the Final Order;
 
(iii)  
notices to and filings with the Director under the CBCA;
 
(iv)  
the Appropriate Regulatory Approvals relating to OncoGenex;
 
(v)  
any other consents, approvals, orders, authorizations, declarations or filings of or with a Governmental Entity which, if not obtained, would not in the aggregate have a Material Adverse Effect on OncoGenex; and
 
(vi)  
any other consents or approvals set out in Section 3.1.3 of the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule.
 
3.1.4
No Defaults
 
Neither OncoGenex nor any of its Subsidiaries is in default under, and there exists no event, condition or occurrence which, after notice or lapse of time or both, would constitute such a default under, any contract, agreement, licence or franchise to which it is a party which would, if terminated due to such default, cause a Material Adverse Effect on OncoGenex.
 
3.1.5
Issued Shares and Options
 
Section 3.1.5 of the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule sets forth a true and complete list, as of the date hereof, of all of the issued and outstanding OncoGenex Shares, including the registered holders of all such shares, and all of the outstanding and unexercised OncoGenex Options, including the name of each holder, dates of grant, exercise prices, expiry dates and exercise or vesting dates of such OncoGenex Options, whether and to what extent the exercisability of such OncoGenex Options will be accelerated upon consummation of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement or any termination of employment thereafter, and the number of OncoGenex Shares which are the subject thereof. Except as disclosed in Section 3.1.5 of the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule, the certificates evidencing the OncoGenex Shares bear no restrictive legends and none of the articles or by-laws of
 
 
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OncoGenex, the Shareholders’ Agreement or any other shareholder agreement or unanimous shareholder agreement governing the affairs of OncoGenex or the relationship, rights and duties of shareholders contains or provides for any restrictions or restrictive legends with respect to the OncoGenex Shares or any of them, other than restrictions contained in the Shareholders’ Agreement, which will terminate as of the Effective Time.
 
3.1.6
Subsidiaries
 
(a)  
Except as disclosed in Section 3.1.6 of the Disclosure Schedule, neither OncoGenex nor OncoGenexSub is the beneficial or registered owner of any shares or other ownership interests in any Person, and neither holds any securities or obligations of any kind convertible into or exchangeable for shares or other ownership interests in any Person.  All of the issued and outstanding shares of capital stock of each of OncoGenex’s Subsidiaries have been validly issued and are fully paid and non-assessable. Neither OncoGenex nor OncoGenexSub is a party to any agreement to acquire any shares or other ownership interests in any Person.
 
(b)  
OncoGenexSub is a corporation duly incorporated under the laws of its jurisdiction of incorporation, is validly subsisting, has full corporate and legal power and authority to own, lease and operate the properties currently owned, leased and operated by it and conduct its business as currently conducted, and is in good standing under the laws of its jurisdiction of incorporation. OncoGenexSub is duly qualified or licenced to do business and is in good standing as a foreign corporation or organization authorized to do business in all jurisdictions in which the character of the properties owned, leased or operated or the nature of the business conducted by it would make such qualification or licencing necessary. No proceedings have been instituted or are pending for the dissolution or liquidation of OncoGenexSub. True and complete copies of the articles, bylaws or equivalent organizational documents of OncoGenexSub have been provided to Sonus, and OncoGenexSub is not in material violation of any provision of its organizational documents.
 
(c)  
Except as disclosed in Section 3.1.6(c) of the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule, OncoGenex is the beneficial owner of all of the issued and outstanding shares of OncoGenexSub free of any Encumbrance. No Person has any other agreement, option, commitment, arrangement, or any other right or privilege (whether by law, pre-emptive or contractual) capable of becoming an agreement, option or commitment (including any such right or privilege under convertible securities, warrants or convertible obligations of any nature) for:
 
(i)  
the purchase, subscription, allotment or issuance of, or conversion into, any of the issued or unissued shares or any other securities of OncoGenexSub; or
 
(ii)  
the purchase or other acquisition from OncoGenexSub of any of its undertakings, business or assets.
 
3.1.7
OncoGenex Financial Statements
 
The OncoGenex Financial Statements, copies of which have been provided to Sonus, have been prepared in accordance with GAAP applied on a basis consistent with those of previous years,
 
 
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the requirements of applicable Laws, are correct and complete and present fairly, in all material respects:
 
(a)  
all the assets, liabilities (whether accrued, absolute, contingent or otherwise) and the financial condition of OncoGenex as at the Financial Year End; and
 
(b)  
the results of operations and cash flows of OncoGenex for the 12-month period ended on the Financial Year End.
 
3.1.8
Interim Statements
 
Except as disclosed in Section 3.1.8 of the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule, the OncoGenex Interim Financial Statements, copies of which have been provided to Sonus, have been prepared in accordance with GAAP applied on a basis consistent with those of previous years, are correct and complete and present fairly, in all material respects:
 
(a)  
all the assets, liabilities (whether accrued, absolute, contingent or otherwise) and the financial condition of OncoGenex on a consolidated basis, as at March 31, 2008; and
 
(b)  
the revenues, earnings, results of operations and cash flows of OncoGenex on a consolidated basis, for the three-month period ended on March 31, 2008.
 
3.1.9
GAAP Liabilities
 
OncoGenex has no liability, indebtedness, obligation, expense, claim, deficiency, guaranty or endorsement of any type, whether accrued, absolute, contingent, matured, unmatured or otherwise (whether or not required to be reflected in financial statements in accordance with GAAP), and has no knowledge of any potential liabilities or obligations, other than:
 
(a)  
liabilities (including liabilities for unpaid Taxes) disclosed on, reflected in or provided for in the OncoGenex Financial Statements or the OncoGenex Interim Financial Statements;
 
(b)  
liabilities disclosed in Section 3.1.9 of the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule or provided for in the operating budget of OncoGenex for the financial year ending December 31, 2008, a copy of which has been provided to Sonus;
 
(c)  
liabilities incurred in the ordinary course of business and attributable to the period since the date of the OncoGenex Interim Financial Statements, none of which, individually or in the aggregate, has a Material Adverse Effect on OncoGenex; and
 
(d)  
liabilities incurred in connection with this Agreement or the transactions contemplated in this Agreement.
 
3.1.10
Debt Instruments
 
Except for the OncoGenex Debentures or as set forth and described in Section 3.1.10 of the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule, neither OncoGenex nor any of its Subsidiaries is bound by or subject to:
 
 
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(a)  
any Debt Instrument; or
 
(b)  
any agreement, contract or commitment to create, assume or issue any Debt Instrument;
 
and no Debt Instrument or Encumbrance which OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries is bound by or subject to is dependent upon the Guarantee of or any security provided by any other Person.
 
3.1.11  
Accounts Receivable
 
All accounts receivable of and book debts and other debts due to OncoGenex reflected in the OncoGenex Financial Statements or which have come into existence since the Financial Year End were created in the ordinary course of OncoGenex’s business and, except to the extent that the same have been paid in the ordinary course of its business since the Financial Year End, are valid and enforceable and payable in full, without any right of set-off or counterclaim or any reduction for doubtful accounts other than as reflected in the OncoGenex Financial Statements and, in the case of accounts receivable which have come into existence since the Financial Year End, other than a reasonable allowance for doubtful accounts consistent with OncoGenex’s previous practice.
 
3.1.12
Accuracy of Books and Records
 
Except as disclosed in Section 3.1.12 of the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule, the books and records, accounting, financial and otherwise, of OncoGenex fairly and correctly set out and disclose in all material respects, in accordance with GAAP, the financial position of OncoGenex as at the date hereof and all material financial transactions of OncoGenex have been accurately recorded in such books and records on a consistent basis and in conformity with GAAP. Except as disclosed in Section 3.1.12 of the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule, all records, controls, data or information owned by OncoGenex and required to operate the OncoGenex Business are in the full possession and control of OncoGenex.
 
3.1.13
Guarantees
 
Except as set forth and described in Section 3.1.13 of the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule, neither OncoGenex nor any of its Subsidiaries is a party to or bound by or subject to any Guarantee of the indebtedness of any other Person and is not a party to any Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement.
 
3.1.14
Inventories
 
Except as disclosed in Section 3.1.14 of the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule, the inventories of OncoGenex and its Subsidiaries, if any:
 
(a)  
consist solely of items of tangible personal property of the kind and quality regularly used or produced in its business;
 
(b)  
are saleable or useable in the ordinary course of the OncoGenex Business for the purpose for which they were intended;
 
(c)  
are at a level consistent with the requirements of potential customers of the OncoGenex Business, as reasonably anticipated by OncoGenex;
 
 
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(d)  
are not obsolete; and
 
(e)  
have been valued in the OncoGenex Financial Statements in accordance with GAAP, on a basis consistent with that of past practice.
 
3.1.15
OncoGenex Business Carried on in Ordinary Course
 
The OncoGenex Business has been carried on in the ordinary course since the Financial Year End, and since the Financial Year End:
 
(a)  
except as disclosed in Section 3.1.15(a) of the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule, there has been no Material Adverse Change with respect to OncoGenex;
 
(b)  
there has been no damage, destruction or loss of any material tangible assets (including any medium in which OncoGenex’s Intellectual Property resides), whether covered by insurance or not, that could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect on OncoGenex;
 
(c)  
there has been no split, combination or reclassification of any of the outstanding OncoGenex Shares, and OncoGenex has not declared or paid any dividends on or made any other distributions (in either case, in stock or property) on or in respect of the outstanding OncoGenex Shares;
 
(d)  
OncoGenex has not allotted, reserved, set aside or issued, authorized or proposed the allotment, reservation, setting aside or issuance of, or purchased or redeemed or proposed the purchase or redemption of, any shares in its capital stock or any class of securities convertible or exchangeable into, or rights, warrants or options to acquire, any such shares or other convertible or exchangeable securities, nor has OncoGenex agreed to do any of the foregoing, except for:
 
(i)  
the issuance of OncoGenex Common Shares pursuant to (A) the exercise of OncoGenex Options, which are or have become fully vested, (B) the conversion of OncoGenex Preferred Shares and (C) the conversion of OncoGenex Debentures;
 
(ii)  
the grant of OncoGenex Options to certain officers, directors, employees, consultants and suppliers of OncoGenex since the Financial Year End; and
 
(iii)  
the allotment and reservation for issuance of OncoGenex Common Shares pursuant to OncoGenex Options granted since the Financial Year End;
 
particulars of which are set forth in Section 3.1.15(d) of the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule;
 
(e)  
except as disclosed in Section 3.1.15(e) of the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule, there has been no increase in the salary or other cash compensation payable or to become payable by OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries to any of their respective officers, directors, employees or advisors, other than in the ordinary course of business, and there has been no declaration, payment or commitment or obligation of any kind for the payment or granting by OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries of a bonus, stock
 
 
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option or other additional salary or compensation to any such Person, or any grant to any such Person of any increase in severance or termination pay, nor has OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries agreed to do any of the foregoing;
 
(f)  
except as disclosed in Section 3.1.15(f) of the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule, there has been no increase in or modification of any Employee Benefits or agreement to increase or modify any Employee Benefits (including, in either case, the granting of stock options, restricted stock awards or stock appreciation rights) made to, for or with any of its directors or officers, other than increases in salary or cash compensation payable or to become payable by OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries to any of their respective officers or directors, provided any such increase is in the ordinary course of business of OncoGenex;
 
(g)  
except as disclosed in Section 3.1.15(g) of the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule, neither OncoGenex nor any of its Subsidiaries has (i) acquired or sold, pledged, leased, encumbered or otherwise disposed of any material property or assets or agreed to do any of the foregoing or (ii) incurred or committed to incur capital expenditures in excess of $100,000, in the aggregate, or agreed to do any of the foregoing;
 
(h)  
except as set forth in Section 3.1.15(h) of the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule, neither OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries has entered into any material contract, agreement, licence, franchise, lease transaction, commitment or other right or obligation and has not amended, modified, relinquished, terminated or failed to renew any Material Agreement, other than in the ordinary course of business of OncoGenex;
 
(i)  
there has been no transfer (by way of a licence or otherwise) of or agreement to transfer to any Person rights to any of OncoGenex’s  Intellectual Property, other than non-exclusive licences in the ordinary course of business;
 
(j)  
OncoGenex has not made any change in accounting policies, principles, methods, practices or procedures (including for bad debts, contingent liabilities or otherwise), respecting capitalization or expense of research and development expenditures, depreciation or amortization rates or timing of recognition of income and expense;
 
(k)  
except as set forth in Section 3.1.15(k) of the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule, there has been no notice delivered to OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries of any claim of ownership by a third party of any OncoGenex Intellectual Property owned or developed by OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries, or of infringement by OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries of any third party’s intellectual property rights;
 
(l)  
except as set forth in Section 3.1.15(l) of the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule, there has been no amendment to the articles or by-laws of OncoGenex or similar governing documents of any of its Subsidiaries;
 
(m)  
there has been no disruption in the normal work of OncoGenex’s workforce or claim of wrongful discharge or other unlawful labour practice in respect of OncoGenex;
 
 
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(n)  
there has been no waiver by OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries of, or agreement to waive, any right of substantial value, and neither OncoGenex nor any of its Subsidiaries has entered into any commitment or transaction not in the ordinary course of business where such right, commitment or transaction is or would be material in relation to OncoGenex or the OncoGenex Business; and
 
(o)  
except as set forth in Section 3.1.15(o) of the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule, there has been no creation, or agreement by OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries to create any Encumbrance on any of its property or assets (except for any lien for unpaid Taxes not yet due).
 
3.1.16
Partnerships or Joint Ventures
 
Except as set forth in Section 3.1.16 of the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule, neither OncoGenex nor any of its Subsidiaries is a partner or participant in any partnership, joint venture, profit-sharing arrangement or other business combination of any kind and is not party to any agreement under which OncoGenex agrees to carry on any part of its business or any other activity in such manner or by which OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries agrees to share any revenue or profit with any other Person other than royalty and milestone payments to its licensors under licence agreements disclosed in Section 3.1.16 of the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule.
 
3.1.17
Minute Books and Corporate Records
 
To the knowledge of OncoGenex, the minute and record books of OncoGenex contain complete and accurate minutes of all meetings of, and copies of all by-laws and resolutions passed by, or consented to in writing by, the directors (and any committees thereof) and shareholders of OncoGenex since its incorporation and which are required to be maintained in such books under the CBCA; all such meetings were duly called and held and all such by-laws and resolutions were duly passed or enacted.  The share certificate books, registers of shareholders, registers of transfers, registers of directors, registers of holders of Debt Instruments and other corporate registers of OncoGenex comply in all material respects with the provisions of all applicable Laws and are complete and accurate in all material respects. Except for the Shareholders’ Agreement and the UBC Shareholders Agreement, OncoGenex is not a party to or bound by or subject to any shareholder agreement or unanimous shareholder agreement governing the affairs of OncoGenex or the relationships, rights and duties of shareholders and is not subject to a shareholder rights plan or “poison pill” or similar plan.
 
3.1.18
Interested Persons
 
(a)  
Except as set forth and described in Section 3.1.18 of the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule, since the Financial Year End, no payment has been made or authorized by OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries to or for the benefit of any Interested Person, except in the ordinary course of business and at the regular rates, payable as Employee Benefits, management and other similar fees, the reimbursement of expenses incurred on behalf of OncoGenex or any Subsidiary, or otherwise.
 
(b)  
Except as set forth and described in Section 3.1.18 of the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule, since the Financial Year End the aggregate amount of Employee Benefits, management and other fees, reimbursement of expenses incurred on behalf of
 
 
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OncoGenex and its Subsidiaries or other payments in any such case made to an Interested Person have been paid at rates no greater than those prevailing at the Financial Year End.
 
(c)  
Except as set forth and described in Section 3.1.18 of the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule:
 
(i)  
Neither OncoGenex nor any of its Subsidiaries is a party to or bound by or subject to any agreement, contract or commitment with any Interested Person, except for contracts of employment or personal services contracts with independent contractors;
 
(ii)  
Neither OncoGenex nor any of its Subsidiaries has any loan or indebtedness outstanding (except for obligations incurred in the ordinary course of business with respect to Employee Benefits, personal services contracts or the reimbursement of expenses incurred on behalf of OncoGenex or a Subsidiary or otherwise) to any Interested Person;
 
(iii)  
no Interested Person owns, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, any property that OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries uses in the operation of its business as heretofore carried on; and
 
(iv)  
no Interested Person has any cause of action or other claim whatsoever against, or owes any amount to, OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries in connection with OncoGenex’s Business as heretofore carried on, except for any liability reflected in the OncoGenex Financial Statements or the OncoGenex Interim Financial Statements and claims in the ordinary course of business such as, without limitation, for accrued vacation pay and accrued benefits under the Employee Benefits.
 
3.1.19
Directors and Officers
 
Section 3.1.19 of the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule sets forth the names and titles of all directors and officers of OncoGenex and each of its Subsidiaries as at the date of this Agreement.
 
3.1.20
Employment and Employee Benefit Matters
 
(a)  
As at May 15, 2008, OncoGenex had fifteen full time and one permanent part time employees, of which none are located in the United States and OncoGenexSub had five full time employees and two permanent part time employees, each of whom is located in the United States. The names of such individuals, their years of service, their job titles and the Employee Benefits to which they are entitled are set forth and described in Section 3.1.20 of the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule.  Section 3.1.20 also identifies each employee, if any, who holds a temporary work authorization, including H-1B, L-1, F-1 or J-1 visas or work authorizations  (the “Work Permits”), and shows for each such employee the type of Work Permit and the length of time remaining on such Work Permit.  To the knowledge of OncoGenex, no employee intends to terminate his employment with OncoGenex or any Subsidiary of
 
 
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OncoGenex, whether as a result of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement or otherwise.
 
(b)  
Section 3.1.20 of the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule contains a complete list of individuals who are not employees of OncoGenex, and who supply their services to OncoGenex or any Subsidiary under personal services contracts (whether written, oral or otherwise, and including independent contractors, employees of agencies, secondees or leased employees and consultants), specifying location, start and end date of engagement, services supplied, supplying agency and fees and other amounts payable by OncoGenex or any Subsidiary. There are no complaints, claims or charges outstanding or, to the knowledge of OncoGenex, anticipated relating to the engagement of such individuals.
 
(c)  
Section 3.1.20 of the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule lists each employee of OncoGenexSub who is absent from active employment (i) due to short or long term disability (ii) on a leave pursuant to the United States Family and Medical Leave Act or a comparable state Law, (iii) on any other leave or approved absence (together with the reason for each leave or absence) or (iv) due to military service (under conditions that give the employee rights to re-employment).
 
(d)  
Section 3.1.20 of the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule contains a complete list of all Employee Benefits maintained, or otherwise contributed to or required to be contributed to, by OncoGenex for the benefit of employees or former employees of OncoGenex or its Subsidiaries.  OncoGenex has delivered or made available to Sonus true, correct and complete copies of all policies, handbooks and manuals relating to employment matters.  With respect to continuation rights rising under federal or state Law as applied to employee benefit plans that are group health plans (as defined in Section 601 et seq. of ERISA), Section 3.1.20 of the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule lists (i) each employee, former employee or qualifying beneficiary who has elected continuation coverage and (ii) each employee, former employee or qualifying beneficiary who has not elected continuation coverage but is still within the period in which such election may be made.
 
(e)  
Except as set forth and described in Section 3.1.20 of the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule:
 
(i)  
Neither OncoGenex nor any of its Subsidiaries is a party to or bound by or subject to any agreement or arrangement with respect to Employee Benefits and no such agreement or arrangement contains any specific provision as to notice of termination of employment or severance pay in lieu thereof;
 
(ii)  
Neither OncoGenex nor any of its Subsidiaries has any obligations to amend any Employee Benefit and no amendments will be made or promised prior to the Effective Date, except with the prior written consent of Sonus;
 
(iii)  
all material obligations of OncoGenex and its Subsidiaries with respect to Employee Benefits are reflected in and have been fully accrued in the OncoGenex Financial Statements or OncoGenex Interim Financial Statements;
 
 
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(iv)  
Neither OncoGenex nor any of its Subsidiaries is a party to or bound by or subject to any collective bargaining agreement or other similar arrangement with any labour union or employee association nor has it made any commitment to or conducted any negotiation or discussion with any labour union or employee association with respect to any future agreement or arrangement and, to the knowledge of OncoGenex, there is no current application for certification or other attempt to organize or establish any labour union or employee association with respect to employees of OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries;
 
(v)  
Each of OncoGenex and its Subsidiaries has, in all material respects, complied with, and operated its business in accordance with, all applicable Laws relating to employment and labour matters, including employment and labour standards, occupational health and safety, employment equity, pay equity, workers’ compensation, human rights and labour relations matters; there are no current, pending or, to the knowledge of OncoGenex, threatened claims, complaints or proceedings of any kind involving OncoGenex, its Subsidiaries or to OncoGenex’s knowledge, any of their respective employees before any Tribunal with respect to any of the above matters; and there are no facts known to OncoGenex that could reasonably be expected to give rise to any such claim, complaint or proceeding;
 
(vi)  
there are no existing or, to the knowledge of OncoGenex, threatened labour strikes, slow downs, work stoppages or other similar labour troubles affecting OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries;
 
(vii)  
Neither OncoGenex nor any of its Subsidiaries has made representations or commitments to its employees with respect to future material increases in wages or other compensation;
 
(viii)  
to the knowledge of OncoGenex, no employee of OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries is bound by any confidentiality, non-solicitation or non-competition agreement in favour of any Person other than OncoGenex or one of its Subsidiaries which is material and relevant to the employment of such employee by OncoGenex or such Subsidiary and which imposes obligations on such employee greater than those owed by such employee under common law;
 
(ix)  
to the knowledge of OncoGenex, no employee of OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries is, in any material respect, in violation of any term of any employment contract, non-disclosure agreement, non-competition agreement, or any restrictive covenant to a former employer relating to the right of any such employee to be employed by OncoGenex or such Subsidiary because of the nature of the business conducted or presently proposed to be conducted by it or to the use of trade secrets or proprietary information of others;
 
(x)  
Neither OncoGenex nor any of its Subsidiaries is a party to any side letter or other written or oral material commitment with any employee or contractor;
 
 
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(xi)  
all accruals for unpaid vacation pay, premiums for employment insurance, health premiums, Canada or Québec Pension Plan premiums, accrued wages, salaries and commissions and other Employee Benefits have been reflected in the books and records of OncoGenex; and
 
(xii)  
the execution and delivery of this Agreement by OncoGenex does not, the performance of this Agreement by OncoGenex will not, and the consummation of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement will not, (i) entitle any current or former employee or officer of OncoGenex, any of its Subsidiaries or any ERISA Affiliate to severance pay, unemployment compensation or any other payment, (ii) accelerate the time of payment or vesting, or increase the amount of compensation, due any such employee or officer, or (iii) accelerate the vesting of any stock option or of any shares of restricted stock or other securities of OncoGenex.
 
3.1.21
Employee Benefit  Plans
 
(a)  
Section 3.1.21 of the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule sets forth a list of all OncoGenex Benefit Plans (as defined below) that are sponsored, maintained, contributed to or required to be maintained or contributed to by OncoGenex, any of its Subsidiaries or any OncoGenex Commonly Controlled Entity (as defined below).  Each OncoGenex Benefit Plan intended to be “qualified” within the meaning of Section 401(a) of the Code has been determined by the United States Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) to be so qualified or has a document issued by the IRS confirming such qualification, and, to the knowledge of OncoGenex, no circumstances exist that could reasonably be expected by OncoGenex to result in the revocation of any such determination.  Each OncoGenex Benefit Plan is in compliance with the applicable terms, if any, of the United States Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended (“ERISA”) and the Code and any other applicable laws, rules and regulations, except where the breach or violation of which would not result in a Material Adverse Effect on OncoGenex.  Each OncoGenex Benefit Plan has been administered in all material respects in accordance with the documents and instruments governing such OncoGenex Benefit Plan.  No litigation is pending with regard to any OncoGenex Benefit Plan other than routine uncontested claims for benefits, and no OncoGenex Benefit Plan is currently under examination or audit by the Department of Labor or the IRS.
 
(b)  
Neither OncoGenex nor any OncoGenex Commonly Controlled Entity (as defined below) has ever sponsored or contributed to a defined benefit pension plan that is subject to the funding obligations of Title IV of ERISA.
 
(c)  
No OncoGenex Benefit Plan is or has been a multiemployer plan within the meaning of Section 3(37) of ERISA (a “Multiemployer Plan”). Neither OncoGenex nor any OncoGenex Commonly Controlled Entity has completely or partially withdrawn from any Multiemployer Plan.  No termination liability to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation or withdrawal liability to any Multiemployer Plan that is material in the aggregate has been or is reasonably expected to be incurred with respect to any Multiemployer Plan by OncoGenex or any OncoGenex Commonly Controlled Entity.
 
 
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(d)  
Except as set forth in Section 3.1.21 of the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule, no amount (whether in cash or property or the vesting of property) that could be received by, or benefit provided to, any officer, director or employee of OncoGenex or any of its affiliates who is a “disqualified individual” (as such term is defined in proposed United States Treasury Regulations Section 1.280G-1) under any employment, severance or termination agreement, other compensation arrangement or Benefit Plan currently in effect would be an “excess parachute payment” (as such term is defined in Section 280G(b)(1) of the Code).  Except as set forth in Section 3.1.21 of the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule, no such Person is entitled to receive any additional payment from OncoGenex or any other Person (a “OncoGenex Parachute Gross Up Payment”) in the event that the excise tax of Section 4999(a) of the Code is imposed on such Person.  Except as set forth in Section 3.15(d) of the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule, the Board of Directors of OncoGenex has not granted to any officer, director or employee of OncoGenex or any OncoGenexSub any right to receive any OncoGenex Parachute Gross Up Payment.
 
(e)  
(i) all required material reports and descriptions, if any (including Form 5500 Annual Reports, Summary Annual Reports and Summary Plan Descriptions), have been filed or distributed appropriately with respect to each OncoGenex Benefit Plan, and (ii) the requirements of Part 6 of Subtitle B of Title 1 of ERISA and of Section 4980B of the Code (“Cobra”) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”) have been satisfied in all material respects with respect to each OncoGenex Benefit Plan.
 
(f)  
No OncoGenex Benefit Plan is an employee stock ownership plan or otherwise invests in “employer securities” (as such term is defined in Section 409(l) of the Code).
 
(g)  
OncoGenex has made all material contributions and other payments required by and due under the terms of each OncoGenex Benefit Plan and has taken no action (including, without limitation, actions required by Law) relating to any OncoGenex Benefit Plan that will increase OncoGenex’s or any OncoGenex Commonly Controlled Entity’s obligation under any OncoGenex Benefit Plan.
 
(h)  
Except as set forth in Section 3.1.21 of the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule, no OncoGenex Benefit Plan is a “qualified foreign plan” (as such term is defined in Section 404A of the Code), and no OncoGenex Benefit Plan is subject to the laws of any jurisdiction other than the United States of America or one of its political subdivisions.
 
(i)  
Except as disclosed in Section 3.1.21(i) of the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule, no OncoGenex Benefit Plan promises or provides post-retirement medical life insurance or other benefits due now or in the future to current, former or retired employees of OncoGenex, any of its Subsidiaries or any OncoGenex Common Controlled Entity other than benefits required pursuant to Cobra, except in each case for benefits that, individually or in the aggregate, have not had and would not have a Material Adverse Effect on OncoGenex.
 
 
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(j)  
No “pension plan”, as such term is defined in Section 3(2) of ERISA, maintained by OncoGenex, any of its Subsidiaries or a OncoGenex Commonly Controlled Entity, has been frozen or terminated (including partial termination) in the last three (3) calendar years.
 
(k)  
As used herein:  (i) “Benefit Plans” means any pension, retirement, profit-sharing, deferred compensation, stock option, employee stock ownership, severance pay, vacation or bonus plans or agreements or other incentive plans or agreements, all other employee programs, arrangements or agreements and all other employee benefit plans or fringe benefit plans, including, without limitation, all “employee benefit plans” as that term is defined in Section 3(3) of ERISA; (ii) “OncoGenex Benefit Plans” means the Benefit Plans currently adopted, maintained by, sponsored in whole or in part by, or contributed to by OncoGenex, any of its Subsidiaries or any OncoGenex Commonly Controlled Entity for the benefit of present or former employees or directors of OncoGenex and of OncoGenexSub or their beneficiaries, or providing benefits to such persons in respect of services provided to any such entity; (iii) “OncoGenex Commonly Controlled Entity” means an entity required to be aggregated with OncoGenex which is a member of the “controlled group of corporations” which includes OncoGenex within the meaning of Section 414(b), (c) or (m) of the Code; and (iv) “OncoGenex ERISA Plan” means any OncoGenex Benefit Plan which is an “employee pension benefit plan”, as that term is defined in Section 3(2) of ERISA.
 
(l)  
Section 3.1.21 of the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule lists each corporation, trade or business (separately for each category below that applies):  (i) that is (or was during the preceding five years) a OncoGenex Commonly Controlled Entity, (ii) that is (or was during the preceding five years) the legal employer of persons providing services to OncoGenex as leased employees within the meaning of Section 414(n) of the Code and (iii) with respect to which OncoGenex or OncoGenexSub is a successor employer for purposes of group health or other welfare plan continuation rights (including Section 601 et seq. of ERISA) or the United States Family and Medical Leave Act.
 
(m)  
OncoGenex believes in good faith that any “nonqualified deferred compensation plan” (as such term is defined under Section 409A(d)(1) of the Code and the guidance thereunder) under which OncoGenex makes, is obligated to make or promises to make, payments (each a “OncoGenex 409A Plan”) complies in all material respects, in both form and operation, with the requirements of Section 409A of the Code and the guidance thereunder.  To the knowledge of OncoGenex after reasonable investigation, no payment to be made under any OncoGenex 409A Plan is, or will be, subject to the penalties of Section 409A(a)(1) of the Code, whether pursuant to the consummation of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement or otherwise.
 
3.1.22
Real Property
 
Neither OncoGenex nor any of its Subsidiaries owns, nor is OncoGenex or any Subsidiary a party to or bound by or subject to any agreement, contract or commitment, or any option to purchase, any real or immovable property.
 
 
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3.1.23
Leases and Leased Property
 
(a)  
Neither OncoGenex nor OncoGenexSub is a party to or bound by or subject to nor has OncoGenex or OncoGenexSub agreed or become bound to enter into, any real or personal property lease, sublease or other right of occupancy relating to real property, whether as lessor or lessee, except for the OncoGenex Leases described in Section 3.1.23 of the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule, copies of which have been provided to Sonus prior to the date hereof. OncoGenex or OncoGenexSub occupies and has the exclusive right to occupy and use all immovable OncoGenex Leased Property and has the exclusive right to use all movable OncoGenex Leased Property.
 
(b)  
Each of the OncoGenex Leases is valid and subsisting and in good standing, all rental and other payments required to be paid by OncoGenex or OncoGenexSub as lessee or sublessee and due and payable pursuant to each of the OncoGenex Leases have been duly paid to date and neither OncoGenex nor OncoGenexSub is otherwise in default in meeting its obligations under any of the OncoGenex Leases and is entitled to all rights and benefits thereunder. No event exists which, but for the passing of time or the giving of notice, or both, would constitute a default by OncoGenex or OncoGenexSub or, to the knowledge of OncoGenex, any other party to any of the OncoGenex Leases and no party to any of the OncoGenex Leases is claiming any such default or taking any action purportedly based upon any such default. The completion of the transactions contemplated herein will not, subject to obtaining any required consents set out in Section 3.1.23 of the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule, afford any of the parties to any of the OncoGenex Leases or any other Person the right to terminate any of the OncoGenex Leases nor will the completion of the transactions contemplated herein result in any additional or more onerous obligation on OncoGenex or OncoGenexSub under any of the OncoGenex Leases.
 
3.1.24
Insurance
 
(a)  
Each of OncoGenex and its Subsidiaries maintains insurance covering its property, assets and personnel and protecting its business against loss or damage on a basis that is comparable to the insurance maintained by reasonable Persons operating businesses similar to its business as heretofore carried on. Section 3.1.24(a) of the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule sets forth a list of all insurance policies currently maintained by OncoGenex and each of its Subsidiaries. Each of such insurance policies is valid and subsisting and in good standing, there is no default, whether as to the payment of premiums or otherwise, under any material term or condition of such insurance policies, and, to the knowledge of OncoGenex, each Person which is an insured party under any of such insurance policies is entitled to all rights and benefits thereunder.
 
(b)  
There are no pending claims under any such insurance policies. Neither OncoGenex nor any of its Subsidiaries has failed to give any notice or present any claim under any such insurance policies in due and timely fashion. To the knowledge of OncoGenex, no circumstances have occurred which might entitle OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries to make a claim under any such insurance policies or which might be required under any such insurance policies to be notified to the insurers thereunder
 
 
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and no material claim under any of such insurance policies has been made by OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries since the Financial Year End.
 
(c)  
Except as disclosed in Section 3.1.24(c) of the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule, none of such insurance policies is subject to any premium in excess of the stipulated or normal rate.
 
No notice of cancellation of, material increase of premiums under, non-renewal with respect to, or disallowance of any claim under, any such insurance policies has been received by OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries.
 
3.1.25
Material Agreements
 
Except for the Material Agreements disclosed in Section 3.1.25 of the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule, neither OncoGenex nor any of its Subsidiaries is a party to or bound by or subject to any of the following:
 
(a)  
any continuing contract for the purchase of materials, supplies, equipment or services involving, in the case of any such contract, more than $10,000 over the life of the contract;
 
(b)  
any contract that expires, or may be renewed at the option of any Person other than OncoGenex or one of its Subsidiaries so as to expire, more than one year after the date of this Agreement;
 
(c)  
any contract for capital expenditures in excess of $100,000 in the aggregate;
 
(d)  
except as disclosed in Section 3.1.25(d) of the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule, any confidentiality, secrecy or non-disclosure contract;
 
(e)  
any non-competition, non-solicitation, field restriction, territory restriction, exclusivity or similar restrictions on OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries, or which requires OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries to offer products or services of any other Person on a priority or exclusive basis;
 
(f)  
any leases of real or personal property, (including the OncoGenex Leases) under which the obligations of OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries exceed $25,000, on an annual basis;
 
(g)  
any contract pursuant to which OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries is a lessor of any machinery, equipment, motor vehicles, office furniture, fixtures or other personal property under which the obligations of OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries exceed $10,000, on an annual basis;
 
(h)  
any contract with any Person with whom OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries does not deal at arm’s length within the meaning of the Income Tax Act (Canada);
 
(i)  
any Guarantee or Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement;
 
 
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(j)  
any licence, sublicence or other agreement pursuant to which any Person (other than employees or independent contractors of OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries for purposes of their employment or contract with OncoGenex or such Subsidiary) has been or may be assigned, authorized to use, or given access to any of OncoGenex’s Intellectual Property;
 
(k)  
any license, sublicense or other agreement pursuant to which OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries has been granted or may be assigned or authorized to use, or has or may have incurred any obligation in connection with, (i) any third party intellectual property that is incorporated in or forms a part of any current or proposed OncoGenex Product or service or (ii) any of OncoGenex’s Intellectual Property;
 
(l)  
any employment contracts with employees and service contracts with independent contractors, or any contract, agreement or arrangement that would entitle any present or former director, officer employee or agent of OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries to indemnification from OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries;;
 
(m)  
any agreement to indemnify, hold harmless or defend any other Person with respect to any assertion of personal injury, damage to property or intellectual property infringement, misappropriation or violation or warranting the lack thereof other than any licence of Third Party Software that is not part of OncoGenex’s Intellectual Property and which relates to software that is generally available to the public; and
 
(n)  
any agreement that gives rise to any material payments or material benefits as a result of the performance of this Agreement or any of the other transactions contemplated hereby; and
 
(o)  
any other agreement, indenture, contract, lease, deed of trust, licence, option, instrument or other commitment which is or would reasonably be expected to be material to the business, properties, assets, operations, condition (financial or otherwise) or prospects of OncoGenex;
 
whether written or oral, and of any nature or kind whatsoever.
 
3.1.26
No Breach of Material Agreements
 
Each of OncoGenex and its Subsidiaries has performed all of the material obligations required to be performed by it, and is entitled to all benefits under, and, to the knowledge of OncoGenex, is not alleged to be in default in respect of, any OncoGenex Material Agreement. Except as disclosed in Section 3.1.26 of the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule, each of the OncoGenex Material Agreements is in full force and effect, unamended, and there exists no material breach thereof or material default or event of material default or event, occurrence, condition or act with respect to OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries, as the case may be, or, to OncoGenex’s knowledge, with respect to the other contracting party or otherwise that, with or without the giving of notice, the lapse of time or the happening of any other event or conditions, would (A) become a default or event of default under any OncoGenex Material Agreement, or (B) result in the loss or expiration of any material right or option by OncoGenex (or the material gain thereof by any third party) under any OncoGenex Material Agreement. OncoGenex has delivered a true, correct and complete copy of each of the OncoGenex Material Agreements to Sonus.
 
 
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3.1.27
OncoGenex Business
 
The OncoGenex Business consists primarily of the development and commercialization of its pharmaceutical product candidates referred to as OGX-011, OGX-427 and OGX-225.
 
3.1.28
Obligations to Customers and Suppliers
 
Except as set forth in Section 3.1.28 of the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule, there are no outstanding consulting contracts or other maintenance obligations with or to customers or other users of the Products and services of OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries, and neither OncoGenex nor any of its Subsidiaries is required to provide any bonding or other financial security arrangements in connection with any transactions with any customers, contractors, users or suppliers, whether or not in the ordinary course of its business.
 
3.1.29
Legal Proceedings
 
There are no actions, suits, claims, investigations or proceedings (whether private, governmental or otherwise, and whether or not purportedly on behalf of OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries) in progress, pending, or to the knowledge of OncoGenex, threatened, against or affecting OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries (including actions, suits, investigations or proceedings against any of their respective directors, officers or employees which relate to the business, affairs, assets or operations of OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries), at law or in equity, or before or by any Tribunal, or for which OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries is obligated to indemnify a third party. There is no judgment, decree, injunction, ruling, order or award of any Tribunal outstanding against or affecting OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries. Except as set forth in Section 3.1.29 of the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule, OncoGenex is not aware of any grounds on which any such action, suit, investigation or proceeding might be commenced with any reasonable likelihood of success, and does not have any present plans or intentions to initiate any litigation, arbitration or other proceedings against any third party.
 
3.1.30
Banking Information
 
Section 3.1.30 of the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule sets forth and describes:
 
(a)  
the name and location (including municipal address) of each bank, trust company or other institution in which OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries has an account, money on deposit or a safety deposit box and the name of each Person authorized to draw thereon or to have access thereto; and
 
(b)  
the name of each Person holding a general or special power of attorney from OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries and a summary of the terms thereof.
 
3.1.31
Tax Matters
 
(a)  
Except as disclosed in Section 3.1.31(a) of the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule, except in respect of the income tax return for the current taxation year (which return is not yet due), and any income tax return which is required to be filed as a result of or in connection with the transactions contemplated herein, each of OncoGenex and its Subsidiaries has duly filed in the prescribed manner and within the prescribed time all Tax Returns required to be filed by it on or before the date hereof with any taxing
 
 
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or regulatory authority to which it is subject; such Tax Returns and the material accompanying such Tax Returns are accurate and complete in all material respects and each of OncoGenex and its Subsidiaries has provided to Sonus true and complete copies of all Tax Returns filed by it.
 
(b)  
Each of OncoGenex and its Subsidiaries has paid all Taxes that are due and payable, and any interest, penalties and fines in connection therewith, properly due and payable, and has paid all of same in connection with all known assessments, reassessments and adjustments.
 
(c)  
Except as set forth in the OncoGenex Financial Statements or the OncoGenex Interim Financial Statements, and except for Taxes incurred in the ordinary course of business or incurred or arising as a result of the transactions contemplated herein which Taxes are not yet due and payable, there are no Taxes or fines in respect of Taxes claimed by any Governmental Entity against OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries or which are known to OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries to be due and owing by OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries and, to the knowledge of OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries, there are no pending or threatened reassessments by any Governmental Entity in respect of Taxes owing by OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries, and there are no matters in dispute or under discussion with or any audits being conducted by any Governmental Entity relating to Taxes or fines in respect of Taxes asserted by such Governmental Entity against OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries.
 
(d)  
The OncoGenex Financial Statements fully reflect accrued liabilities as at the Financial Year End for all Taxes.
 
(e)  
Except as set forth and described in Section 3.1.31 of the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule, there are no actions, suits, investigations, audits or proceedings and no assessment, reassessment or request for information in progress, pending or, to the knowledge of OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries, threatened against or affecting OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries in respect of Taxes nor are any issues under discussion with any taxing authority relating to any matters which could result in claims for additional Taxes or fines.
 
(f)  
There are no agreements, waivers or other arrangements made by OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries providing for an extension of time with respect to any assessment or reassessment of Tax, the filing of any Tax Return or the payment of any Tax by OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries, or the provision of any documents or information currently under request by any Governmental Entity.
 
(g)  
Except as set forth in Section 3.1.31 of the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule, each of  OncoGenex and its Subsidiaries has withheld the amount of all Taxes and other deductions required under any applicable Laws to be withheld from each payment made by it and has remitted all amounts withheld which are due and payable before the date hereof and all installments of Taxes which are due and payable before the date hereof to the relevant taxing or other authority within the time prescribed under any applicable Laws.
 
 
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(h)  
OncoGenex and each of its Subsidiaries have receipts or similar documentation relating to all material non-US Taxes paid by OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries.
 
(i)  
Neither the OncoGenex nor any of its Subsidiaries is a party to, is bound by or has any obligation under any material Tax sharing or Tax indemnity agreement or similar contract or arrangement other than any agreement, contract or other arrangement between the OncoGenex and its Subsidiaries.
 
(j)  
Neither OncoGenex nor any of its Subsidiaries have participated in any “reportable transactions” within the meaning of Treasury Regulations Section 1.6011-4, and neither OncoGenex nor any of its Subsidiaries have been a “material advisor” to any such transactions within the meaning of Section 6111 of the Code.
 
(k)  
Neither the OncoGenex nor any of its Subsidiaries has distributed stock of another Person, or has had its stock distributed by another Person, in a transaction that was purported or intended to be governed in whole or in part by Section 355 or Section 361 of the Code.
 
(l)  
Neither OncoGenex nor any of its Subsidiaries is  a party to any contract or agreement that would result, separately or in the aggregate, in the payment of any “excess parachute payments” within the meaning of Section 280G of the Code, and the consummation of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement will not be a factor causing payments to be made by the Sonus that are not deductible (in whole or in part) as a result of the application of Section 280G of the Code.
 
3.1.32
Compliance with Applicable Laws
 
Each of OncoGenex and its Subsidiaries (i) has conducted and is conducting its business in compliance with all applicable Laws in each jurisdiction in which its business is carried on, (ii) is not in breach of any of such Laws and (iii) is duly licenced or registered in each jurisdiction in which it owns or leases its property and assets or carries on its business, so as to enable its business to be carried on as now conducted and its property and assets to be so owned or leased, (iv) is in possession of all licences, permits, approvals, consents, certificates, registrations, or authorizations (whether governmental, regulatory or similar type and including, without limitation, all INDs and NDAs and other authorizations under the FDCA) necessary to carry on its business as presently carried on or to own or lease any of the property or the assets utilized by it (collectively, the “OncoGenex Licenses”), except with respect to clauses (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv) of this Subsection 3.1.32 as would not, individually or in the aggregate, have a Material Adverse Effect on OncoGenex. Section 3.1.32 of the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule sets out a complete and accurate list of all OncoGenex Licenses.  Each OncoGenex Licence is valid and subsisting and in good standing and there is no default or breach of any OncoGenex Licence and, to the best of the knowledge of OncoGenex, no proceeding is pending or threatened to revoke or limit any OncoGenex Licence. Except as set forth in Section 3.1.32 of the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule, no OncoGenex License requires the consent, approval, permit or acknowledgement of any Person in connection with the completion of the transactions herein contemplated.
 
 
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3.1.33
Consents and Approvals
 
Except for the Appropriate Regulatory Approvals, the Interim Order and the Final Order, there is no requirement for OncoGenex, any of its Subsidiaries or, to the best of OncoGenex’s knowledge, any other Person to make any filing with, give any notice to or to obtain any licence, permit, certificate, registration, authorization, consent or approval of, any Governmental Entity as a condition to the lawful consummation of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement or the Plan of Arrangement, except for the filings, notifications, licences, permits, certificates, registrations, consents and approvals which relate solely to the identity of Sonus or which are of a purely administrative nature and could be completed or obtained without adverse effect on OncoGenex or its business immediately after the Effective Date.
 
3.1.34
No Business Restrictions
 
There is no agreement (non-compete or otherwise), commitment, judgment, injunction, order or decree to which OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries is party or which is otherwise binding upon OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries which has or reasonably could be expected to have the effect of prohibiting or impairing any business practice of Sonus or OncoGenex, any acquisition of property (tangible or intangible) by Sonus or OncoGenex or the conduct of business by Sonus or OncoGenex, as currently conducted or proposed to be conducted by Sonus or OncoGenex. Without limiting the foregoing, neither OncoGenex nor any of its Subsidiaries has entered into any agreement under which Sonus or OncoGenex is restricted from selling, licencing or otherwise distributing any of its Products to any class of customers, in any geographic area, during any period of time or in any segment of the market.
 
3.1.35
Environmental Matters
 
(a)  
Except as disclosed in Section 3.1.35 of the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule:  (i) each of OncoGenex and OncoGenexSub is and has been at all times in compliance in all material respects with all applicable Environmental Laws (as defined below); (ii) neither OncoGenex nor OncoGenexSub has received any written communication that alleges that OncoGenex or OncoGenexSub is not in compliance with applicable Environmental Laws; (iii) all material permits and other governmental authorizations currently held by OncoGenex and OncoGenexSub pursuant to the Environmental Laws that are required for the occupation of their facilities and the operation of their businesses (“OncoGenex Environmental Permits”) are in full force and effect, OncoGenex and OncoGenexSub are and have been at all times in compliance in all material respects with all of the terms of such OncoGenex Environmental Permits, and no other permits or other governmental authorizations are required by OncoGenex or OncoGenexSub for the conduct of their respective businesses, except where the failure to obtain such permits or government authorizations would not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect on OncoGenex; and (iv) the management, handling, storage, transportation, treatment, and disposal by OncoGenex and OncoGenexSub of any Hazardous Materials (as defined below) is and has been at all times in compliance in all material respects with all applicable Environmental Laws.  OncoGenex has made available to Sonus true and complete copies of all documents, reports, or analyses which are in the possession of OncoGenex or its agents, relating to the presence or absence of Hazardous Materials
 
 
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on, at, under or migrating from or onto any real property currently or previously owned or leased by OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries.
 
(b)  
To the knowledge of OncoGenex, there is no OncoGenex Environmental Claim pending or threatened against or involving OncoGenex, OncoGenexSub or against any Person whose liability for any environmental claim OncoGenex or OncoGenexSub has or may have retained or assumed either contractually or by operation of law.
 
(c)  
Except as disclosed in Section 3.1.35(c) of the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule, except for matters which would not have a Material Adverse Effect on OncoGenex, to the knowledge of OncoGenex, there are no past or present actions or activities by OncoGenex, OncoGenexSub or any other Person involving the storage, treatment, release, emission, discharge, disposal or arrangement for disposal of any Hazardous Materials, that could reasonably form the basis of any OncoGenex Environmental Claim against OncoGenex or OncoGenexSub or against any Person whose liability for any OncoGenex Environmental Claim OncoGenex or OncoGenexSub may have retained or assumed either contractually or by operation of law. None of OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries (i) has entered into or agreed to any consent decree or order or is subject to an order relating to (A) compliance with Environmental Laws or OncoGenex Environmental Permits or (B) the investigation, sampling, monitoring, treatment, remediation, removal or cleanup of Hazardous Materials and no investigation, litigation or other proceeding is pending or, to OncoGenex’s knowledge, threatened with respect thereto, or (ii) is an indemnitor in connection with any claim threatened or asserted in writing by any third-party indemnitee for any liability under any Environmental Law or relating to any Hazardous Materials.
 
3.1.36
Condition and Sufficiency of Assets
 
All facilities, machinery and equipment owned or used by each of OncoGenex and its Subsidiaries that are material to its business are in good operating condition and in a state of good repair and maintenance, reasonable wear and tear excepted. Each of OncoGenex and its Subsidiaries owns or leases all of the property and assets (excluding Intellectual Property, which is dealt with in Section 3.1.37 below) used in or necessary for the conduct of its business as it is currently being conducted with good and marketable title to all property and assets which are owned by OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries, free and clear of any and all Encumbrances other than Permitted Encumbrances or as otherwise set forth in Section 3.1.36 of the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule. Since the incorporation of OncoGenex, there has not been any significant interruption of operations, supplies, access or services by contractors of OncoGenex’s business as heretofore carried on due to inadequate maintenance of any of the property or assets owned and used by OncoGenex. With the exception of assets which, by their nature, are portable and intended to be used in different locations (such as notebook computers), all of the tangible assets of OncoGenex and its Subsidiaries are situate at the locations specified in Section 3.1.36 of the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule.
 
3.1.37
Intellectual Property
 
(a)  
Set forth in Section 3.1.37(a) of the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule is a true and complete list of the OncoGenex Inventions and the OncoGenex Trademarks.  Except
 
 
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as disclosed in Section 3.1.37 of the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule or the agreements referred to therein:
 
(i)  
OncoGenex or one of its Subsidiaries, as the case may be, (A) has the exclusive and unrestricted right to Use all of the OncoGenex Intellectual Property (in each case, free and clear of any Encumbrances, except for Permitted Encumbrances), (B) or Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. or University of British Columbia as the case may be, is listed in the records of the appropriate United States, foreign or other registry as the sole and exclusive current owner, or licensee of record for each patent, patent application and trademark registration included in the OncoGenex Inventions or OncoGenex Trademarks owned or licensed by OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries, as the case may be, and (C) has not assigned, encumbered or granted any license or other rights to commercialize the OncoGenex Inventions or OncoGenex Trade-names to any other Person;
 
(ii)  
Each of OncoGenex and its Subsidiaries has made all necessary filings, recordations and payments necessary to protect and maintain its interests in all OncoGenex Inventions or OncoGenex Trademarks owned or licensed by OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries, as the case may be;
 
(iii)  
Neither OncoGenex nor any of its Subsidiaries is required to pay any royalty or other fee to any Person in respect of the Use of any of the OncoGenex Intellectual Property;
 
(iv)  
Neither OncoGenex nor any of its Subsidiaries has entered into, nor is subject to, any order, indemnification, forbearance to sue, settlement agreement, license or other arrangement that (i) restricts OncoGenex’s or any of its Subsidiaries’ right to use or exploit any OncoGenex Intellectual Property, (ii) restricts OncoGenex’s or any of its Subsidiaries’ business in any material manner in order to accommodate any third Person’s intellectual property rights, or (iii) permits any Person to use any material OncoGenex Intellectual Property except as expressly permitted under an OncoGenex IP Contract (as defined in Section 3.1.37(d) below);
 
(v)  
each of the OncoGenex Trademarks is in use;
 
(vi)  
to the knowledge of OncoGenex, there is no and has not been any unauthorized use, infringement or misappropriation of any of the OncoGenex Inventions or OncoGenex Trademarks by any Person, whether directly or indirectly;
 
(vii)  
to the knowledge of OncoGenex, neither OncoGenex nor any of its Subsidiaries has received notice of pending or threatened claims or litigation contesting the validity, ownership or right to use, sell, license or dispose of any of the OncoGenex Intellectual Property and, to the best of the knowledge of OncoGenex, there is no basis for such claim;
 
 
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(viii)  
to the knowledge of OncoGenex, the OncoGenex Inventions were made only by the individuals (the “OncoGenex Inventors”) listed in Table 1 of Section 3.1.37 of the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule;
 
(ix)  
the OncoGenex Inventors have assigned all of their rights to the OncoGenex Inventions to OncoGenex, the University of British Columbia, or Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., as the case may be; and
 
(x)  
there are no distributors, sales agents, representatives or any other Persons who have rights to market or license the OncoGenex Inventions;
 
(b)  
Except for third party software programs that are “shrink wrapped” (that is, not customized for OncoGenex) and/or that are purchased off-the-shelf by OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries, neither OncoGenex nor any of its Subsidiaries owns or uses any software and no software has been licensed by OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries to any third parties.
 
(c)  
To the knowledge of OncoGenex, the conduct of the OncoGenex Business does not infringe and the use of the OncoGenex Intellectual Property does not misappropriate, infringe or otherwise violate, whether directly or indirectly, any copyright, patent, trade-mark, trade name, industrial design, trade secret or other intellectual property or proprietary right of any other Person, and the conduct of the OncoGenex Business does not include any activity which may constitute passing off.  Neither OncoGenex nor any of its Subsidiaries has received any written charge, complaint, claim, demand or notice from any Person (i) alleging misappropriation, infringement, or other violation by OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries of any intellectual property or proprietary rights of any Person, (ii) alleging that the use by OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries of OncoGenex Intellectual Property licensed by OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries is in breach of any applicable grant, license, agreement, instrument or other arrangement pursuant to which OncoGenex or any Subsidiary acquired the right to use such intellectual property, or (iii) alleging misuse or antitrust violations arising from the use or other exploitation of any OncoGenex Intellectual Property.  No OncoGenex Intellectual Property has been or is being used or enforced by OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries or by any of their licensors, in a manner that, individually or in the aggregate, is reasonably likely to result in the cancellation, invalidity or unenforceability of such OncoGenex Intellectual Property.
 
(d)  
To OncoGenex’s knowledge, the agreements under which OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries has been granted rights in any intellectual property owned or controlled by a third Person are valid and legally enforceable, and free and clear of all Encumbrances, except for Permitted Encumbrances.  With respect to any OncoGenex Intellectual Property which is held under sublicense, OncoGenex’s or its Subsidiaries’ rights, as the case may be, shall survive any termination of the sublicensor’s rights from its licensor. None of the OncoGenex Intellectual Property that is being licensed by OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries shall be limited or their use thereof impaired, by the execution of this Agreement and the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby.  Each of OncoGenex and its Subsidiaries has made all necessary filings, recordations and payments to comply in all material respects with contractual obligations that it may have to third Persons, if any, to
 
 
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protect and maintain all intellectual property rights that are licensed to OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries by such third Persons.  OncoGenex has provided Sonus with access to true and complete copies of all agreements under which OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries has obtained or granted any rights, title or interests in or to, or which by their terms expressly restrict OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries with respect to, any intellectual property (each, an “OncoGenex IP Contract”) related to any or all of the OncoGenex Products, other than standard license agreements for commercially-available, off-the-shelf software. Except as provided in the OncoGenex IP Contracts, OncoGenex or one of its Subsidiaries has the exclusive right to develop, commercialize, manufacture, market, sell, import and otherwise exploit each of the OncoGenex Products, and neither OncoGenex nor any of its Subsidiaries has granted, assigned, licensed or otherwise transferred to any Person any right, title or interest in or to any OncoGenex Intellectual Property relating to any OncoGenex Product.
 
(e)  
None of OncoGenex nor OncoGenexSub, to the best of the knowledge of OncoGenex, any employee of OncoGenex or OncoGenexSub is in violation in any material respect of any term of any employment contract, general non-disclosure agreement, non competition agreement or any other covenant or any other common law obligation to a former employer or anyone else which relates to the right of any such employee to be employed by OncoGenex or OncoGenexSub or to the use of trade secrets or proprietary information of any third party.
 
(f)  
To the best of the knowledge of OncoGenex, all technical information developed by and belonging to OncoGenex or OncoGenexSub for which a copyright has not been registered or for which a patent application has not been made, which has not otherwise been deliberately or consciously made public or disclosed pursuant to a written non-disclosure agreement, has been kept confidential.
 
(g)  
All employees of OncoGenex and OncoGenexSub have entered into proprietary rights or similar agreements with OncoGenex or OncoGenexSub pursuant to which the employee assigns to OncoGenex or OncoGenexSub all OncoGenex Intellectual Property, technical information and other information developed and/or worked on by the employees while employed or engaged by OncoGenex or OncoGenexSub.
 
(h)  
All employees and Persons having access to or knowledge of the OncoGenex Intellectual Property through OncoGenex or OncoGenexSub of a confidential nature that is necessary or required or otherwise used for or in connection with the conduct or operation or proposed conduct or operation of the OncoGenex Business have entered into appropriate non-disclosure agreements with OncoGenex or OncoGenexSub.
 
3.1.38
Information Technology
 
(a)  
OncoGenex has taken reasonable steps and implemented reasonable procedures to ensure that its internal operating business systems are free from disabling codes or instructions, viruses and contaminants.
 
(b)  
OncoGenex has in place disaster recovery plans, procedures and facilities and has taken commercially reasonable steps to safeguard OncoGenex’s internal operating
 
 
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systems and to restrict unauthorized access thereto. OncoGenex believes that such plans, procedures, facilities and steps are adequate given the size and nature of OncoGenex and the OncoGenex Business.
 
3.1.39
Unlawful Payments
 
None of OncoGenex, any OncoGenexSub, or any officer, director, employee, agent or representative of OncoGenex or OncoGenexSub has made, directly or indirectly, any bribe or kickback, illegal political contribution, payment from corporate funds which was incorrectly recorded on the books and records of OncoGenex or OncoGenexSub, unlawful payment from corporate funds to governmental or municipal officials in their individual capacities for the purpose of affecting their action or the actions of the jurisdiction which they represent to obtain favorable treatment in securing business or licenses or to obtain special concessions of any kind whatsoever, or illegal payment from corporate funds to obtain or retain any business.
 
3.1.40
Regulatory Compliance
 
(a)  
OncoGenex has previously made available to Sonus complete and accurate copies of all OncoGenex Licenses and regulatory dossiers relating thereto, and all other communications, documents and other information submitted to or received from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (the “FDA”), similar federal, state or local Governmental Entities, and similar foreign Governmental Entities having jurisdiction over its business or any of its assets or properties (each, a “Regulatory Authority,” and collectively, the “Regulatory Authorities”), including inspection reports, warning letters, deficiency letters, non-approvable letters/orders, withdrawal letters/orders and similar documents, relating to OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries, the conduct of their business, or OncoGenex’s Products that are material to the business of OncoGenex and its Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, as currently conducted (collectively, the “OncoGenex Regulatory Correspondence”). OncoGenex shall promptly deliver to Sonus copies of all OncoGenex Regulatory Correspondence received or reduced to written form between the date of this Agreement and the Effective Date.  Each OncoGenex Licence from any Regulatory Authority relating to OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries, OncoGenex Products, and/or the conduct of their business is on file with the applicable Regulatory Authorities and is in compliance in all material respects with all formal filing and maintenance requirements. Each of OncoGenex and its Subsidiaries has filed all required notices and responses to notices, supplemental applications, reports and other information with each applicable Regulatory Authority, except where the failure to so file, individually or in the aggregate, has not had and would not have a Material Adverse Effect on OncoGenex.  No fines or penalties are due and payable in respect of any such OncoGenex Licence or any violation thereof.
 
(b)  
Except as set forth on Section 3.1.40 of the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule, as to each Product subject to the jurisdiction of the FDA under the United States Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, as amended, and the regulations thereunder (“FDCA”), or the United States Public Health Services Act, as amended (“PHSA”), and the regulations thereunder, and each product subject to the jurisdiction of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”) under the United States Controlled Substances Act, as amended, and United States Controlled Substances
 
 
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Import and Export Act, as amended (“CSA”), and the regulations under each of the foregoing (each such product, a “Pharmaceutical Product”) that is or has been manufactured, packaged, labeled, sold, distributed, marketed, and/or tested by OncoGenex or OncoGenexSub or on behalf of OncoGenex or OncoGenexSub by any third party (each such party, an “OncoGenex Partner”), such Pharmaceutical Product is being or was manufactured, packaged, labeled, sold, distributed, marketed, and/or tested by OncoGenex, OncoGenexSub or an OncoGenex Partner in compliance with all applicable requirements under FDCA, PHSA, CSA, and similar laws, rules, regulations, and guidelines except where the failure to be in compliance would not have a Material Adverse Effect on OncoGenex.  Except as disclosed in the Section 3.1.40 of the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule, neither OncoGenex nor OncoGenexSub has received any notice of adverse findings, inspection report, warning letter, Section 305 notice, or other communication from the FDA, DEA, or any other Governmental Entity (i) contesting the premarket clearance, licensure, registration, approval, use, distribution, manufacturing, testing, sale, labeling, or promotion of any Pharmaceutical Product described in this Section 3.1.40 or (ii) otherwise alleging any violation of any laws, rules, regulations, or guidelines by OncoGenex, OncoGenexSub or any OncoGenex Partner, and which would have a Material Adverse Effect on OncoGenex or any Pharmaceutical Product.
 
(c)  
Except as set forth on Section 3.1.40 of the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule, no Pharmaceutical Products of OncoGenex or OncoGenexSub have been recalled, withdrawn, replaced, suspended or discontinued nor have any DEA registrations been terminated by OncoGenex or OncoGenexSub in the United States or outside the United States (whether voluntarily or otherwise) which would have a Material Adverse Effect on OncoGenex.
 
(d)  
Neither OncoGenex nor OncoGenexSub, nor any officer, employee or agent of OncoGenex or OncoGenexSub, nor, to OncoGenex’s knowledge, any OncoGenex Partner, has made any untrue statement of a material fact or fraudulent statement to any Regulatory Authority, failed to disclose a fact required to be disclosed to a Regulatory Authority, or committed an act, made a statement, or failed to make a statement that, at the time such disclosure was made, could reasonably be expected to provide a basis for the FDA or any other Governmental Entity to invoke its policy respecting “Fraud, Untrue Statements of Material Facts, Bribery, and Illegal Gratuities”, set forth in 56 Fed. Reg. 46191 (September 10, 1991), and any amendments thereto, or any similar policy.  Neither OncoGenex, its Subsidiaries nor, to OncoGenex’s knowledge, any OncoGenex Partner has engaged in any activity prohibited under U.S. federal or state criminal or civil health care laws (including without limitation the U.S. federal Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark Law, False Claims Act, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, and any comparable state laws), or the regulations promulgated pursuant to such laws (each, a “Health Care Law”).  There is no civil, criminal, administrative or other proceeding, notice or demand pending, received or, to OncoGenex’s knowledge, threatened against OncoGenex, its Subsidiaries or OncoGenex Partners, which relates to violation of any Health Care Law. Neither OncoGenex nor OncoGenexSub nor any officer, employee, or agent of OncoGenex or OncoGenex  Sub, nor, to OncoGenex’s knowledge, any OncoGenex Partner, has been convicted of any crime or engaged in any conduct for which debarment is mandated by 21 U.S.C. sec. 335a(a) or any similar law or
 
 
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authorized by 21 U.S.C. sec. 335a(b) or any similar law.  There are no consent decrees (including plea agreements) or similar actions to which OncoGenex, its Subsidiaries or, to OncoGenex’s knowledge, any OncoGenex Partner, is bound or which relate to the OncoGenex Pharmaceutical Products.
 
(e)  
Except as set forth on Section 3.1.40 of the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule, neither OncoGenex nor OncoGenexSub has received any written notice that the FDA or any other Governmental Entity has commenced, or threatened to initiate, any action, including lawsuits, arbitrations, or legal or administrative or regulatory proceedings, charges, complaints, or investigations, nor are there any completed or pending efforts to withdraw its approval of, request the recall of, suspension of, seizure of, change the quotas for controlled substances, or change the controlled substances schedules of any Pharmaceutical Product of OncoGenex or OncoGenexSub, or commenced, or threatened to initiate, any action to impose a clinical hold on any clinical investigation by OncoGenex or OncoGenexSub, withdraw advertising or sales promotion materials, or any action to enjoin production at, or suspend or revoke the DEA registration or any facility of, or enter into a consent decree of permanent injunction with OncoGenex or OncoGenexSub which would have a Material Adverse Effect on OncoGenex.
 
(f)  
The development, manufacture and testing of OncoGenex Products, and all required pre-clinical toxicology studies and OncoGenex-sponsored clinical trials conducted or being conducted with respect thereto, by OncoGenex, any of its Subsidiaries have been and are being conducted in compliance in all material respects with applicable OncoGenex Licences and applicable Law, including, without limitation, the applicable requirements of Good Manufacturing Practices, Good Laboratory Practices, and Good Clinical Practices.  Except as disclosed in Section 3.1.40(f) of the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule, the results of any such studies, tests and trials, and all other material information related to such studies, tests and trials, have been made available to Sonus.  Each clinical trial with respect to Pharmaceutical Products of OncoGenex and OncoGenexSub has been conducted in accordance with its clinical trial protocol and OncoGenex or OncoGenexSub has filed all required notices (and made available to Sonus copies thereof) of adverse drug experiences, injuries or deaths relating to clinical trials of such Pharmaceutical Products, and OncoGenex or OncoGenexSub has filed all required notices of any such occurrence, except where the failure to be in compliance with the protocol or relevant reporting requirements would not have a Material Adverse Effect on OncoGenex.
 
(g)  
No Person has filed a claim for loss or potential loss under any indemnity covering participants in clinical trials of Pharmaceutical Products of OncoGenex or OncoGenexSub.
 
 
(h)  
OncoGenex has provided or made available to Sonus all documents in its possession or the possession of the OncoGenexSub concerning communications to or from the FDA or DEA, or prepared by the FDA or DEA which bear in any material respect on compliance with FDA or DEA regulatory requirements, including but not limited to, any deficiency letter, warning letter, non-approvable letter/order, withdrawal letter/order, or similar communications.
 
 
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3.1.41
Significant Suppliers
 
Except as set out in Section 3.1.41 of the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule, none of the suppliers of OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries is a sole supplier and the products and services provided by each such supplier are available from other suppliers.
 
3.1.42
Government Programs
 
Except as set out in Section 3.1.42 of the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule, no agreements, loans, funding arrangements or assistance programs are outstanding in favour of OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries from any Governmental Entity, and, to the knowledge of OncoGenex, no basis exists for any Governmental Entity to seek payment or repayment from OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries of any amount or benefit received, or to seek performance of any obligation of OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries, under any such program.
 
3.1.43
GST Registration
 
OncoGenex is a registrant for the purposes of the Excise Tax Act (Canada).
 
3.1.44
Personal Information
 
(a)  
OncoGenex has a written privacy policy which governs its collection, use and disclosure of employee Personal Information applicable to the OncoGenex Business and, since the date of adoption of such privacy policy, OncoGenex is in compliance in all material respects with such privacy policy.
 
(b)  
There has not been any, and as of the date hereof, there is no complaint, investigation, proceeding or action completed, resolved, pending, or to the knowledge of OncoGenex, threatened against or involving in any way OncoGenex or the OncoGenex Business under or in relation to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act S.C. 2000, c.5 or the Personal Information Protection Act S.B.C. 2003 c.63.
 
3.1.45
Advisory Fees
 
Except as set forth in Section 3.1.45 of the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule, and except for the accountants and lawyers of OncoGenex retained to negotiate, advance, carry out and complete the transactions contemplated herein, there is no investment banker, broker, finder or other intermediary or advisor that has been retained by or is authorized to act on behalf of OncoGenex or any of its directors, officers or shareholders who might be entitled to any fee, commission or reimbursement of expenses from OncoGenex upon consummation of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement.
 
3.1.46
Other Negotiations: Brokers; Third Party Expenses
 
None of OncoGenex, its Subsidiaries or, to the knowledge of OncoGenex, any of their respective directors, officers or shareholders (nor any investment banker, financial advisor, attorney, accountant or other Person retained by or acting for or on behalf of OncoGenex or at OncoGenex’s direction) (a) has entered into any agreement that conflicts with any of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement (except the Shareholders’ Agreement, which the parties thereto have agreed to
 
 
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terminate as of the Effective Time and in respect of which all consents required under such agreement in respect of this Agreement and the transactions contemplated herein have been obtained), or (b) has entered into any agreement or had any discussions with any Person regarding any transaction involving OncoGenex or any of its Subsidiaries which could reasonably be expected to result in Sonus, OncoGenex, any of its Subsidiaries or any of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents or shareholders of any of them being subject to any claim for liability to such Person as a result of entering into this Agreement or consummating the transactions contemplated hereby. Section 3.1.46 of the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule lists any agreement (other than any agreement with Sonus or any of its Affiliates) with respect to, and a reasonable estimate of, all Third Party Expenses which are reasonably expected to be incurred by OncoGenex in connection with the negotiation and implementation of the terms and conditions of this Agreement and the transactions contemplated hereby.
 
3.1.47
Disclosure
 
The representations and warranties of OncoGenex contained in this Agreement and in any agreement, certificate, affidavit, statutory declaration or other document delivered or given pursuant to this Agreement, including the OncoGenex Disclosure Schedule, are true and correct in all material respects and do not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements contained in such representations and warranties not misleading to Sonus.
 
3.1.48
Approval of Arrangement
 
(a)  
The Board of Directors of OncoGenex has determined unanimously:
 
(i)  
that the Arrangement is fair to and in the best interests of the OncoGenex Securityholders as a whole and is in the best interests of OncoGenex; and
 
(ii)  
to recommend that the OncoGenex Securityholders vote in favour of the Arrangement.
 
(b)  
All of OncoGenex’s directors have advised OncoGenex that they intend to vote the securities of OncoGenex held directly by them in favour of the Arrangement and will, accordingly, so represent in the Circular.
 
3.1.49
Working Capital Position
 
As of the date of this Agreement, the aggregate amount of OncoGenex’s (i) cash on hand, plus (ii) liquid investments with a maturity of three year or less, plus (iii) accounts receivable, plus (iv) interest receivable, minus (v) accounts payable, minus (vi) accrued liabilities (excluding convertible debentures), plus (vii) an amount equal to fees and expenses actually incurred in connection with the preparation and filing of a prospectus in Canada pursuant to Section 2.6(b) of this Agreement and in connection with listing for trading of Sonus Common Shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange ((i) through (vii) “OncoGenex Current Working Capital”) is at least US$4,145,000.  OncoGenex owns all such assets free and clear of all Encumbrances, other than Permitted Encumbrances. As of the date of this Agreement, OncoGenex has no indebtedness except as reflected in the OncoGenex Financial Statements, or as otherwise incurred in the ordinary course of business.
 
 
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3.2
 Representations and Warranties of Sonus
 
Sonus hereby represents and warrants to and in favour of OncoGenex that each of the following statements is true and correct, except as set forth in the Sonus Disclosure Schedule, and further acknowledges that OncoGenex is relying upon such representations and warranties in connection with the transactions herein contemplated.  The Sonus Disclosure Schedule shall be arranged by specific Section references corresponding to the numbered and lettered Sections in this Section 3.2, and the disclosure in any Section shall qualify (i) the corresponding Section in this Section 3.2 and (ii) the other Sections in this Section 3.2 to the extent reasonably clear from a reading of such disclosure that it also qualifies or applies to such other Sections.
 
3.2.1
Incorporation and Organization of Sonus
 
Sonus has been duly incorporated under the laws of the State of Delaware, is validly subsisting, has full corporate or legal power and authority to own, lease and operate the properties currently owned, leased and operated by it and conduct its business as currently conducted, and is in good standing with the appropriate Governmental Entity in its jurisdiction of incorporation with respect to the filing of annual returns or equivalent documents. Sonus is duly qualified or licenced to do business and is in good standing as a foreign corporation or organization authorized to do business in the State of Washington.  There are no other jurisdictions in which the character of the properties owned, leased or operated or the nature of the business conducted by it would make such qualification or licencing necessary except where the lack of such qualification or licencing would not have a Material Adverse Effect on Sonus. No proceedings have been instituted or are pending for the dissolution or liquidation of Sonus.  True and complete copies of Sonus’ certificate of incorporation and by-laws, together with all amendments, have been provided to OncoGenex. Except for the Certificate of Amendment to be filed prior to the Effective Date, no amendments to Sonus’ certificate of incorporation have been filed or authorized by the shareholders of Sonus since May 5, 2004, and no by-laws have been amended or enacted since December 4, 2007.
 
3.2.2
Capitalization
 
(a)  
On the date hereof and immediately prior to the filing of the Certificate of Amendment, the authorized capital of Sonus consists of 75,000,000 Sonus Common Shares and 5,000,000 Sonus Preferred Shares.  As of the date hereof, 37,062,049 Sonus Common Shares and no Sonus Preferred Shares were issued and outstanding.  All outstanding Sonus Common Shares have been duly authorized and are validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable and were issued in compliance with all applicable Laws, Sonus’ certificate of incorporation and bylaws, and any preemptive rights, rights of first refusal or similar rights. There are no outstanding bonds, debentures, other evidences of indebtedness or other securities of Sonus having the right to vote (or that are convertible for or exercisable into securities having the right to vote) with the holders of Sonus Common Shares on any matter.  Except for the Voting Agreements and as may be set forth in Section 3.2.2(a) the Sonus Disclosure Schedule, there are no registration rights, redemption or repurchase rights, anti-dilutive rights, voting agreements, voting trusts, preemptive rights or restrictions on transfer with respect to any capital stock of Sonus.
 
(b)  
As of April 30, 2008, except for (i) stock options granted by Sonus pursuant to any of its 2007 Stock Incentive Plan, 2000 Stock Incentive Plan, 1999 Nonqualified Stock
 
 
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Incentive Plan, 1995 Stock Option Plan for Directors, and 1991 Incentive Stock Option, Non-Qualified Stock Option and Restricted Stock Purchase Plan, which are, when vested, exercisable to acquire up to 4,715,473 Sonus Common Shares, (ii) warrants issued by Sonus which are exercisable to acquire up to 4,080,533 Sonus Common Shares, (iii) the rights of Sonus’ employees to participate in Sonus’ 2006 Employee Stock Sonus Plan, and (iv) the matters disclosed in Section 3.2.2(b) of the Sonus Disclosure Schedule, there are no options, warrants, conversion privileges or other rights, agreements, arrangements or commitments (contingent or otherwise) obligating Sonus to issue or sell any shares or securities or obligations of any kind convertible into or exchangeable for any shares of Sonus.  All outstanding options, warrants, conversion privileges and other rights, agreements, arrangements or commitments (contingent or otherwise) obligating Sonus to issue or sell any shares or securities or obligations of any kind convertible into or exchangeable for any shares of Sonus were issued in compliance with all applicable Laws, Sonus’ certificate of incorporation and bylaws, and any preemptive rights, rights of first refusal or similar rights.  No Sonus Common Shares and no Sonus Preferred Shares are held in treasury or authorized or reserved for issuance, other than upon the exercise of the warrants, options and purchase rights referred to above.  Section 3.2.2(b) of the Sonus Disclosure Schedule sets forth (i) for each outstanding stock option, the name, address, current (or former, if applicable) position with Sonus of the holder and the name of the plan under which the option is granted and the date of grant, amount of Sonus Common Shares, exercise price, vesting provisions and expiration date with respect to such option, (ii) for each outstanding warrant, the name and  address of the holder and the date of grant, amount of Sonus Common Shares, exercise price and expiration date with respect to such warrant, and (iii) the particulars of each employee’s current participation in the 2006 Employee Stock Sonus Plan.  All outstanding stock options, warrants and other rights to acquire securities of Sonus include provisions that will result in such stock option, warrant or right, if still outstanding at the effective time of the Reverse Stock Split, to adjust automatically in accordance with the Reverse Split Ratio as to both exercise price and the amount of Sonus Common Shares issuable thereunder.  Except for such adjustment and except as set forth in Section 3.2.2(b) of the Sonus Disclosure Schedule, the consummation of the Arrangement and the other transactions contemplated hereunder will not trigger any change of control provision and will not result in any acceleration, termination, payout or change under the terms of any of Sonus’ outstanding warrants, stock options and other stock-based compensation plans and arrangements.
 
3.2.3
Authority and No Violation
 
(a)  
Sonus has all requisite corporate power and authority to enter into this Agreement and the documents required to be executed by Sonus in connection with the transactions contemplated herein, to perform its obligations hereunder and, subject to obtaining the approval of the Sonus Shareholders as contemplated by this Agreement, to consummate the Arrangement and the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement. The execution and delivery of this Agreement and such other documents by Sonus and the consummation by Sonus of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement and such other documents, including, but not limited to, the Reverse Stock Split, the Capital Adjustment, the Name Change, and the filing of the Certificate of Amendment, subject to further approval upon fixing the Reverse Stock
 
 
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Split, Capital Adjustment and other changes contemplated by this Agreement, have been duly authorized by the Board of Directors of Sonus and no other corporate proceedings on its part are necessary to authorize this Agreement, the Escrow Agreements, the Voting Agreements, or the transactions contemplated hereby or thereby, other than:
 
(i)  
with respect to the Proxy Statement and other matters relating solely thereto, including the implementation of the Arrangement, the approval of the Board of Directors of Sonus; and
 
(ii)  
with respect to the completion of the Arrangement, the approval of the Sonus Shareholder Resolutions.
 
(b)  
This Agreement has been duly executed and delivered by Sonus and, assuming the due authorization, execution and delivery hereof by OncoGenex, constitutes a legal, valid and binding obligation, enforceable against it in accordance with its terms, subject to bankruptcy, insolvency and other similar Laws affecting creditors’ rights generally, and to general principles of equity. All documents required to be executed by Sonus in connection with the transactions contemplated herein will be duly executed and delivered by Sonus on or before the Effective Date and, when so executed and delivered, will constitute a legal, valid and binding obligation, enforceable against it in accordance with its terms, subject to bankruptcy, insolvency and other similar Laws affecting creditors’ rights generally, and to general principles of equity.
 
(c)  
The approval of this Agreement and the other documents required to be executed by Sonus in connection with the transactions contemplated herein, the execution and delivery by Sonus of this Agreement and such other documents, and the performance by Sonus of its obligations hereunder and the completion of the Arrangement and the transactions contemplated thereby, will not:
 
(i)  
conflict with, result in a violation or breach of or loss of any benefit under, constitute a default or require any consent (other than such as has already been obtained or will be obtained prior to the Effective Time) to be obtained under, give rise to any termination rights or payment obligation under, constitute a change of control or default (or an event which with notice or lapse of time or both would become a default) under, or give to others any right of termination, vesting, amendment, acceleration or cancellation of, or result in the creation of an Encumbrance on any property or asset of Sonus or any of its Subsidiaries pursuant to, any provision of:
 
(A)  
the certificate of incorporation, articles, by-laws or other charter documents of Sonus or any of its Subsidiaries, including any unanimous shareholder agreement or any other agreement or understanding with any party holding an ownership interest in it;
 
(B)  
any material contract, agreement, licence, franchise or permit to which it Sonus or any of its Subsidiaries is bound;
 
 
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(C)  
any resolutions of its Board of Directors (or any committee thereof) or shareholders; or
 
(D)  
subject to obtaining the Appropriate Regulatory Approvals relating to Sonus or the transactions contemplated herein, any Laws, regulation, order, judgment or decree;
 
(ii)  
give rise to any right of termination or acceleration of indebtedness, or cause any third party indebtedness to come due before its stated maturity or cause any available credit to cease to be available;
 
(iii)  
result in the Sonus Shareholders having any appraisal or dissent rights;
 
(iv)  
result in the imposition of any Encumbrance upon any of Sonus’ or its Subsidiaries’ assets, or restrict, hinder, impair or limit their ability to carry on the Sonus Business as and where it is now being carried on or as and where it may be carried on in the future; or
 
(v)  
except as set out in Section 3.2.3 of the Sonus Disclosure Schedule, result in any Person becoming entitled to (A) any retirement, severance, unemployment compensation, “golden parachute”, bonus or other such payment, the acceleration of the vesting or time to exercise or payment of any outstanding stock options or other Employee Benefits, (C) the forgiveness or postponement of payment of any indebtedness owing to Sonus, or (D) receive any additional payments or compensation under or in respect of any Employee Benefits (including a “cash-out” of any stock options).
 
(d)  
No consent, approval, order or authorization of, or registration, declaration or filing with, any Governmental Entity or other Person is required to be obtained by Sonus or any of its Subsidiaries in connection with the execution and delivery of this Agreement or any of the other documents contemplated hereby, or the consummation by Sonus of the transactions contemplated hereby or thereby other than:
 
(i)  
the Appropriate Regulatory Approvals relating to Sonus or the transactions contemplated herein; and
 
(ii)  
any other consents, approvals, orders, authorizations, declarations or filings of or with a Governmental Entity which, if not obtained, would not in the aggregate have a Material Adverse Effect on Sonus.
 
3.2.4
No Defaults
 
Subject to obtaining the Appropriate Regulatory Approvals relating to Sonus, neither Sonus nor any of its Subsidiaries is in default under, and there exists no event, condition or occurrence which, after notice or lapse of time or both, would constitute such a default under, any contract, agreement, licence or franchise to which it is a party which would, if terminated due to such default, cause a Material Adverse Effect on Sonus.
 
 
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3.2.5
Subsidiaries
 
(a)  
Except as disclosed in Section 3.2.5 of the Disclosure Schedule, neither Sonus nor SonusSub is the beneficial or registered owner of any shares or other ownership interests in any Person, and neither holds any securities or obligations of any kind convertible into or exchangeable for shares or other ownership interests in any Person. All of the issued and outstanding shares of capital stock of each of Sonus’ Subsidiaries have been validly issued and are fully paid and non-assessable. Neither Sonus nor SonusSub is a party to any agreement to acquire any shares or other ownership interests in any Person.
 
(b)  
SonusSub is a corporation duly incorporated under the laws of its jurisdiction of incorporation, is validly subsisting, has full corporate and legal power and authority to own, lease and operate the properties currently owned, leased and operated by it and conduct its business as currently conducted, and is in good standing under the laws of its jurisdiction of incorporation. SonusSub is duly qualified or licenced to do business and is in good standing as a foreign corporation or organization authorized to do business in all jurisdictions in which the character of the properties owned, leased or operated or the nature of the business conducted by it would make such qualification or licencing necessary. No proceedings have been instituted or are pending for the dissolution or liquidation of SonusSub. True and complete copies of the articles, bylaws or equivalent organizational documents of SonusSub have been provided to OncoGenex, and SonusSub is not in material violation of any provision of its organizational documents.
 
(c)  
Except as disclosed in Section 3.2.5(c) of the Sonus Disclosure Schedule, Sonus is the beneficial owner of all of the issued and outstanding shares of SonusSub free of any Encumbrance. No Person has any other agreement, option, commitment, arrangement, or any other right or privilege (whether by law, pre-emptive or contractual) capable of becoming an agreement, option or commitment (including any such right or privilege under convertible securities, warrants or convertible obligations of any nature) for:
 
(i)  
the purchase, subscription, allotment or issuance of, or conversion into, any of the issued or unissued shares or any other securities of SonusSub; or
 
(ii)  
the purchase or other acquisition from SonusSub of any of its undertakings, business or assets.
 
3.2.6
Sonus Financial Statements
 
The Sonus Financial Statements, copies of which have been provided to OncoGenex, have been prepared in accordance with GAAP applied on a basis consistent with those of previous years, the requirements of applicable Laws, are correct and complete and present fairly, in all material respects:
 
(a)  
all the assets, liabilities (whether accrued, absolute, contingent or otherwise) and the financial condition of Sonus as at the Financial Year End; and
 
 
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(b)  
the results of operations and cash flows of Sonus for the 12-month period ended on the Financial Year End.
 
3.2.7
Interim Statements
 
Except as disclosed in Section 3.2.7 of the Sonus Disclosure Schedule, the Sonus Interim Financial Statements, copies of which have been provided to OncoGenex, have been prepared in accordance with GAAP applied on a basis consistent with those of previous years, are correct and complete and present fairly, in all material respects:
 
(a)  
all the assets, liabilities (whether accrued, absolute, contingent or otherwise) and the financial condition of Sonus on a consolidated basis, as at March 31, 2008; and
 
(b)  
the revenues, earnings, results of operations and cash flows of Sonus on a consolidated basis, for the three-month period ended on March 31, 2008.
 
3.2.8
Liabilities
 
Sonus has no liability, indebtedness, obligation, expense, claim, deficiency, guaranty or endorsement of any type, whether accrued, absolute, contingent, matured, unmatured or otherwise (whether or not required to be reflected in financial statements in accordance with GAAP), and has no knowledge of any potential liabilities or obligations, other than:
 
(a)  
liabilities (including liabilities for unpaid Taxes) disclosed on, reflected in or provided for in the Sonus Financial Statements or the Sonus Interim Financial Statements;
 
(b)  
liabilities disclosed in Section 3.2.8 of the Sonus Disclosure Schedule or provided for in the operating budget of Sonus for the financial year ending December 31, 2008, a copy of which has been provided to OncoGenex;
 
(c)  
liabilities incurred in the ordinary course of business and attributable to the period since the date of the Sonus Interim Financial Statements, none of which, individually or in the aggregate, has a Material Adverse Effect on Sonus; and
 
(d)  
liabilities incurred in connection with this Agreement or the transactions contemplated in this Agreement.
 
3.2.9
Debt Instruments
 
Except as set forth and described in Section 3.2.9 of the Sonus Disclosure Schedule, neither Sonus nor any of its Subsidiaries is bound by or subject to:
 
(a)  
any Debt Instrument; or
 
(b)  
any agreement, contract or commitment to create, assume or issue any Debt Instrument;
 
and no Debt Instrument or Encumbrance which Sonus or any of its Subsidiaries is bound by or subject to is dependent upon the Guarantee of or any security provided by any other Person.
 
 
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3.2.10
Accounts Receivable
 
All accounts receivable of and book debts and other debts due to Sonus reflected in the Sonus Financial Statements or which have come into existence since the Financial Year End were created in the ordinary course of Sonus’ business and, except to the extent that the same have been paid in the ordinary course of its business since the Financial Year End, are valid and enforceable and payable in full, without any right of set-off or counterclaim or any reduction for doubtful accounts other than as reflected in the Sonus Financial Statements and, in the case of accounts receivable which have come into existence since the Financial Year End, other than a reasonable allowance for doubtful accounts consistent with Sonus’ previous practice.
 
3.2.11
Accuracy of Books and Records
 
Except as disclosed in Section 3.2.11 of the Sonus Disclosure Schedule, the books and records, accounting, financial and otherwise, of Sonus fairly and correctly set out and disclose in all material respects, in accordance with GAAP, the financial position of Sonus as at the date hereof and all material financial transactions of Sonus have been accurately recorded in such books and records on a consistent basis and in conformity with GAAP. Except as disclosed in Section 3.2.11 of the Sonus Disclosure Schedule, all records, controls, data or information owned by Sonus and required to operate the Sonus Business are in the full possession and control of Sonus.
 
3.2.12
Guarantees
 
Except as set forth and described in Section 3.2.12 of the Sonus Disclosure Schedule, neither Sonus nor any of its Subsidiaries is a party to or bound by or subject to any Guarantee of the indebtedness of any other Person and is not a party to any Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement.
 
3.2.13
Inventories
 
Except as disclosed in Section 3.2.13 of the Sonus Disclosure Schedule, the inventories of Sonus and its Subsidiaries, if any:
 
(a)  
consist solely of items of tangible personal property of the kind and quality regularly used or produced in its business;
 
(b)  
are saleable or useable in the ordinary course of the Sonus Business for the purpose for which they were intended;
 
(c)  
are at a level consistent with the requirements of potential customers of the Sonus Business, as reasonably anticipated by Sonus;
 
(d)  
are not obsolete; and
 
(e)  
have been valued in the Sonus Financial Statements in accordance with GAAP, on a basis consistent with that of past practice.
 
3.2.14
Sonus Business Carried on in Ordinary Course
 
The Sonus Business has been carried on in the ordinary course since the Financial Year End, and since the Financial Year End:
 
 
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(a)  
there has been no Material Adverse Change with respect to Sonus;
 
(b)  
there has been no damage, destruction or loss of any material tangible assets (including any medium in which Sonus’ Intellectual Property resides), whether covered by insurance or not, that could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect on Sonus;
 
(c)  
there has been no split, combination or reclassification of any of the outstanding Sonus Common Shares, and Sonus has not declared or paid any dividends on or made any other distributions (in either case, in stock or property) on or in respect of the outstanding Sonus Common Shares;
 
(d)  
Sonus has not allotted, reserved, set aside or issued, authorized or proposed the allotment, reservation, setting aside or issuance of, or purchased or redeemed or proposed the purchase or redemption of, any shares in its capital stock or any class of securities convertible or exchangeable into, or rights, warrants or options to acquire, any such shares or other convertible or exchangeable securities, nor has Sonus agreed to do any of the foregoing, except for:
 
(i)  
the issuance of Sonus Common Shares pursuant to (A) the exercise of stock options, which are or have become fully vested and (B) the exercise of warrants to purchase Sonus Common Shares and (C) Sonus’ employee share purchase plan;
 
(ii)  
the grant of Sonus stock options to certain officers, directors, employees, consultants and suppliers of Sonus since the Financial Year End; and
 
(iii)  
the allotment and reservation for issuance of Sonus Common Shares pursuant to Sonus stock options granted since the Financial Year End;
 
particulars of which are set forth in Section 3.2.14(d) of the Sonus Disclosure Schedule;
 
(e)  
except as disclosed in Section 3.2.14(e) of the Sonus Disclosure Schedule, there has been no increase in the salary or other cash compensation payable or to become payable by Sonus or any of its Subsidiaries to any of their respective officers, directors, employees or advisors, other than in the ordinary course of business, and there has been no declaration, payment or commitment or obligation of any kind for the payment or granting by Sonus or any of its Subsidiaries of a bonus, stock option or other additional salary or compensation to any such Person, or any grant to any such Person of any increase in severance or termination pay, nor has Sonus or any of its Subsidiaries agreed to do any of the foregoing;
 
(f)  
except as disclosed in Section 3.2.14(f) of the Sonus Disclosure Schedule, there has been no increase in or modification of any Employee Benefits or agreement to increase or modify any Employee Benefits (including, in either case, the granting of stock options, restricted stock awards or stock appreciation rights) made to, for or with any of its directors or officers, other than increases in salary or cash compensation payable or to become payable by Sonus or any of its Subsidiaries to
 
 
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any of their respective officers or directors, provided any such increase is in the ordinary course of business of Sonus;
 
(g)  
except as disclosed in Section 3.2.14(g) of the Sonus Disclosure Schedule, neither Sonus nor any of its Subsidiaries has (i) acquired or sold, pledged, leased, encumbered or otherwise disposed of any material property or assets or agreed to do any of the foregoing or (ii) incurred or committed to incur capital expenditures in excess of $100,000, in the aggregate, or agreed to do any of the foregoing;
 
(h)  
except as set forth in Section 3.2.14(h) of the Sonus Disclosure Schedule, neither Sonus nor any of its Subsidiaries has entered into any material contract, agreement, licence, franchise, lease transaction, commitment or other right or obligation and has not amended, modified, relinquished, terminated or failed to renew any Sonus Material Agreement, other than in the ordinary course of business of Sonus;
 
(i)  
except as set forth in Section 3.2.14(i) of the Sonus Disclosure Schedule, there has been no transfer (by way of a licence or otherwise) of or agreement to transfer to any Person rights to any of Sonus’ Intellectual Property, other than non-exclusive licences in the ordinary course of business;
 
(j)  
Sonus has not made any change in accounting policies, principles, methods, practices or procedures (including for bad debts, contingent liabilities or otherwise), respecting capitalization or expense of research and development expenditures, depreciation or amortization rates or timing of recognition of income and expense;
 
(k)  
except as set forth in Section 3.2.14(k) of the Sonus Disclosure Schedule, there has been no notice delivered to Sonus or any of its Subsidiaries of any claim of ownership by a third party of any Sonus Intellectual Property owned or developed by Sonus or any of its Subsidiaries or of infringement by Sonus or any of its Subsidiaries of any third party’s intellectual property rights or any offer by a third party to license intellectual property to Sonus;
 
(l)  
except as set forth in Section 3.2.14(l) of the Sonus Disclosure Schedule, there has been no amendment to the articles or by-laws of Sonus or similar governing documents of any of its Subsidiaries;
 
(m)  
there has been no disruption in the normal work of Sonus’ workforce or claim of wrongful discharge or other unlawful labour practice in respect of Sonus;
 
(n)  
there has been no waiver by Sonus or any of its Subsidiaries of, or agreement to waive, any right of substantial value, and neither Sonus nor any of its Subsidiaries has entered into any commitment or transaction not in the ordinary course of business where such right, commitment or transaction is or would be material in relation to Sonus or the Sonus Business; and
 
(o)  
except as set forth in Section 3.2.14(o) of the Sonus Disclosure Schedule, there has been no creation, or agreement by Sonus or any of its Subsidiaries to create any Encumbrance on any of its property or assets (except for any lien for unpaid Taxes not yet due).
 
 
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3.2.15
Partnerships or Joint Ventures
 
Except as set forth in Section 3.2.15 of the Sonus Disclosure Schedule, neither Sonus nor any of its Subsidiaries is a partner or participant in any partnership, joint venture, profit-sharing arrangement or other business combination of any kind and is not party to any agreement under which Sonus agrees to carry on any part of its business or any other activity in such manner or by which Sonus or any of its Subsidiaries agrees to share any revenue or profit with any other Person other than royalty payments to its licensors under licence agreements disclosed in Section 3.2.15 of the Sonus Disclosure Schedule.
 
3.2.16
Minute Books and Corporate Records
 
To the knowledge of Sonus, the minute and record books of Sonus contain complete and accurate minutes of all meetings of, and copies of all by-laws and resolutions passed by, or consented to in writing by, the directors (and any committees thereof) and shareholders of Sonus since its incorporation and which are required to be maintained in such books under the laws of the State of Delaware; all such meetings were duly called and held and all such by-laws and resolutions were duly passed or enacted.  The share certificate books, registers of shareholders, registers of transfers, registers of directors, registers of holders of Debt Instruments and other corporate registers of Sonus comply in all material respects with the provisions of all applicable Laws and are complete and accurate in all material respects.  Sonus is not a party to or bound by or subject to any shareholder agreement or unanimous shareholder agreement governing the affairs of Sonus or the relationships, rights and duties of shareholders and, except as set forth in Section 3.2.16 of the Sonus Disclosure Schedule, is not subject to a shareholder rights plan or “poison pill” or similar plan.
 
3.2.17
Interested Persons
 
(a)  
Except as set forth and described in Section 3.2.17 of the Sonus Disclosure Schedule, since the Financial Year End, no payment has been made or authorized by Sonus or any of its Subsidiaries to or for the benefit of any Interested Person, except in the ordinary course of business and at the regular rates, payable as Employee Benefits, management and other similar fees, the reimbursement of expenses incurred on behalf of Sonus or any of Subsidiary, or otherwise.
 
(b)  
Except as set forth and described in Section 3.2.17 of the Sonus Disclosure Schedule, since the Financial Year End the aggregate amount of Employee Benefits, management and other fees, reimbursement of expenses incurred on behalf of Sonus or any of its Subsidiaries or other payments in any such case made to an Interested Person have been paid at rates no greater than those prevailing at the Financial Year End.
 
(c)  
Except as set forth and described in Section 3.2.17 of the Sonus Disclosure Schedule:
 
(i)  
Neither Sonus nor any of its Subsidiaries is a party to or bound by or subject to any agreement, contract or commitment with any Interested Person, except for contracts of employment or personal services contracts with independent contractors;
 
 
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(ii)  
Neither Sonus nor any of its Subsidiaries has any loan or indebtedness outstanding (except for obligations incurred in the ordinary course of business with respect to Employee Benefits, personal services contracts or the reimbursement of expenses incurred on behalf of Sonus or a Subsidiary or otherwise) to any Interested Person;
 
(iii)  
no Interested Person owns, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, any property that Sonus or any of its Subsidiaries uses in the operation of its business as heretofore carried on; and
 
(iv)  
no Interested Person has any cause of action or other claim whatsoever against, or owes any amount to, Sonus or any of its Subsidiaries in connection with the Sonus Business as heretofore carried on, except for any liability reflected in the Sonus Financial Statements or the Sonus Interim Financial Statements and claims in the ordinary course of business such as, without limitation, for accrued vacation pay and accrued benefits under the Employee Benefits.
 
3.2.18
Directors and Officers
 
Section 3.2.18 of the Sonus Disclosure Schedule sets forth the names and titles of all directors and officers of Sonus as at the date of this Agreement.
 
3.2.19
Employment and Employee Benefit Matters
 
(a)  
As of the date hereof, Sonus had 26 full time, 4 part time employees and 1 temporary employee, all of whom are located in the United States and SonusSub had no full time employees. The names of such individuals, their years of service, their job titles and the Employee Benefits to which they are entitled are set forth and described in Section 3.2.20 of the Sonus Disclosure Schedule.  Section 3.2.19 also identifies each employee, if any, who holds a temporary work authorization, including H-1B, L-1, F-1 or J-1 visas or work authorizations  (the “Work Permits”), and shows for each such employee the type of Work Permit and the length of time remaining on such Work Permit.  To the knowledge of Sonus, no employee intends to terminate his or her employment with Sonus, whether as a result of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement or otherwise.
 
(b)  
Section 3.2.19 of the Sonus Disclosure Schedule contains a complete list of individuals who are not employees of Sonus, and who supply their services to Sonus or any of its Subsidiaries under personal services contracts (whether written, oral or otherwise, and including independent contractors, employees of agencies, secondees or leased employees and consultants), specifying location, start and end date of engagement, services supplied, supplying agency and fees and other amounts payable by Sonus or any Subsidiary. There are no complaints, claims or charges outstanding or, to the knowledge of Sonus, anticipated relating to the engagement of such individuals.
 
(c)  
Section 3.2.19 of the Sonus Disclosure Schedule lists each employee of Sonus who is absent from active employment (i) due to short or long term disability (ii) on a leave
 
 
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pursuant to the United States Family and Medical Leave Act or a comparable state Law, (iii) on any other leave or approved absence (together with the reason for each leave or absence) or (iv) due to military service (under conditions that give the employee rights to re-employment).
 
(d)  
Section 3.2.19 of the Sonus Disclosure Schedule contains a complete list of all Employee Benefits maintained, or otherwise contributed to or required to be contributed to, by Sonus for the benefit of employees or former employees of Sonus or any of its Subsidiaries, and lists all policies, handbooks and manuals relating to employment matters.  With respect to continuation rights rising under federal or state Law as applied to employee benefit plans that are group health plans (as defined in Section 601 et seq. of ERISA), Section 3.2.19 of the Sonus Disclosure Schedule lists (i) each employee, former employee or qualifying beneficiary who has elected continuation coverage and (ii) each employee, former employee or qualifying beneficiary who has not elected continuation coverage but is still within the period in which such election may be made.
 
(e)  
Except as set forth and described in Section 3.2.19 of the Sonus Disclosure Schedule:
 
(i)  
Neither Sonus nor any of its Subsidiaries is a party to or bound by or subject to any agreement or arrangement with respect to Employee Benefits and no such agreement or arrangement contains any specific provision as to notice of termination of employment or severance pay in lieu thereof;
 
(ii)  
Neither Sonus nor any of its Subsidiaries has any obligations to amend any Employee Benefit and no amendments will be made or promised prior to the Effective Date, except with the prior written consent of OncoGenex;
 
(iii)  
all material obligations of Sonus and its Subsidiaries with respect to Employee Benefits are reflected in and have been fully accrued in the Sonus Financial Statements or Sonus Interim Financial Statements;
 
(iv)  
Neither Sonus nor any of its Subsidiaries is a party to or bound by or subject to any collective bargaining agreement or other similar arrangement with any labour union or employee association nor has it made any commitment to or conducted any negotiation or discussion with any labour union or employee association with respect to any future agreement or arrangement and, to the knowledge of Sonus, there is no current application for certification or other attempt to organize or establish any labour union or employee association with respect to employees of Sonus;
 
(v)  
Each of Sonus and its Subsidiaries has, in all material respects, complied with, and operated its business in accordance with, all applicable Laws relating to employment and labour matters, including employment and labour standards, occupational health and safety, employment equity, pay equity, workers’ compensation, human rights and labour relations matters; there are no current, pending or, to the knowledge of Sonus, threatened claims, complaints or proceedings of any kind involving Sonus,, its Subsidiaries, or to Sonus’ knowledge, any of their employees before any Tribunal with
 
 
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respect to any of the above matters; and there are no facts known to Sonus that could reasonably be expected to give rise to any such claim, complaint or proceeding;
 
(vi)  
there are no existing or, to the knowledge of Sonus, threatened labour strikes, slow downs, work stoppages or other similar labour troubles affecting Sonus or any of its Subsidiaries;
 
(vii)  
Neither Sonus nor any of its Subsidiaries has made any material representations or commitments to its employees with respect to future material increases in wages or other compensation;
 
(viii)  
to the knowledge of Sonus, no employee of Sonus or any of its Subsidiaries is bound by any confidentiality, non-solicitation or non-competition agreement in favour of any Person other than Sonus which is material and relevant to the employment of such employee by Sonus or such Subsidiary and which imposes obligations on such employee greater than those owed by such employee under common law;
 
(ix)  
to the knowledge of Sonus, no employee of Sonus or any of its Subsidiaries is, in any material respect, in violation of any term of any employment contract, non-disclosure agreement, non-competition agreement, or any restrictive covenant to a former employer relating to the right of any such employee to be employed by Sonus or such Subsidiary because of the nature of the business conducted or presently proposed to be conducted by it or to the use of trade secrets or proprietary information of others;
 
(x)  
Neither Sonus nor any of its Subsidiaries is a party to any side letter or other written or oral material commitment with any employee or contractor;
 
(xi)  
all accruals for unpaid vacation pay, premiums for employment insurance, health premiums, accrued wages, salaries and commissions and other Employee Benefits have been reflected in the books and records of Sonus; and
 
(xii)  
the execution and delivery of this Agreement by Sonus does not, the performance of this Agreement by Sonus will not, and the consummation of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement will not, (i) entitle any current or former employee or officer of Sonus, any of its Subsidiaries or any ERISA Affiliate to severance pay, unemployment compensation or any other payment, (ii) accelerate the time of payment or vesting, or increase the amount of compensation, due any such employee or officer, or (iii) accelerate the vesting of any stock option or of any shares of restricted stock or other securities of Sonus.
 
3.2.20
Employee Benefit Plans
 
(a)  
Section 3.2.20 of the Sonus Disclosure Schedule sets forth a list of all Sonus Benefit Plans (as defined below) that are sponsored, maintained, contributed to or required to
 
 
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Section 3.2.20 of the Sonus Disclosure Schedule sets forth a list of all Sonus Benefit Plans (as defined below) that are sponsored, maintained, contributed to or required to
 
(b)  
Neither Sonus nor any Sonus Commonly Controlled Entity (as defined below) has ever sponsored or contributed to a defined benefit pension plan that is subject to the funding obligations of Title IV of ERISA.
 
(c)  
No Sonus Benefit Plan is or has been a Multiemployer Plan. Neither Sonus nor any Sonus Commonly Controlled Entity has completely or partially withdrawn from any Multiemployer Plan.  No termination liability to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation or withdrawal liability to any Multiemployer Plan that is material in the aggregate has been or is reasonably expected to be incurred with respect to any Multiemployer Plan by Sonus or any Sonus Commonly Controlled Entity.
 
(d)  
Except as set forth in Section 3.2.20 of the Sonus Disclosure Schedule, no amount (whether in cash or property or the vesting of property) that could be received by, or benefit provided to, any officer, director or employee of Sonus or any of its Affiliates who is a “disqualified individual” (as such term is defined in proposed United States Treasury Regulations Section 1.280G-1) under any employment, severance or termination agreement, other compensation arrangement or Benefit Plan currently in effect would be an “excess parachute payment” (as such term is defined in Section 280G(b)(1) of the Code).  Except as set forth in Section 3.2.20 of the Sonus Disclosure Schedule, no such Person is entitled to receive any additional payment from Sonus or any other Person (a “Sonus Parachute Gross Up Payment”) in the event that the excise tax of Section 4999(a) of the Code is imposed on such Person.  Except as set forth in Schedule 3.15(d) of the Sonus Disclosure Schedule, the Board of Directors of Sonus has not granted to any officer, director or employee of Sonus any right to receive any Sonus Parachute Gross Up Payment.
 
(e)  
(i) all required material reports and descriptions, if any (including Form 5500 Annual Reports, Summary Annual Reports and Summary Plan Descriptions), have been filed or distributed appropriately with respect to each Sonus Benefit Plan, and (ii) the requirements of Part 6 of Subtitle B of Title 1 of ERISA and of Cobra and HIPAA have been satisfied in all material respects with respect to each Sonus Benefit Plan.
 
 
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(f)  
Except as set forth in Section 3.2.20 of the Sonus Disclosure Schedule, no Sonus Benefit Plan is an ESOP or otherwise invests in “employer securities” (as such term is defined in Section 409(l) of the Code).
 
(g)  
Sonus has made all material contributions and other payments required by and due under the terms of each Sonus Benefit Plan and has taken no action (including, without limitation, actions required by Law) relating to any Sonus Benefit Plan that will increase Sonus’ or any Sonus Commonly Controlled Entity’s obligation under any Sonus Benefit Plan.
 
(h)  
Except as set forth in Section 3.2.20 of the Sonus Disclosure Schedule, no Sonus Benefit Plan is a “qualified foreign plan” (as such term is defined in Section 404A of the Code), and no Sonus Benefit Plan is subject to the laws of any jurisdiction other than the United States of America or one of its political subdivisions.
 
(i)  
No Sonus Benefit Plan promises or provides post-retirement medical life insurance or other benefits due now or in the future to current, former or retired employees of Sonus, any of its Subsidiaries or any Sonus Common Controlled Entity other than benefits required pursuant to Cobra, except in each case for benefits that, individually or in the aggregate, have not had and would not have a Material Adverse Effect on Sonus.
 
(j)  
Except as set forth in Section 3.2.20 of the Sonus Disclosure Schedule, no “pension plan”, as such term is defined in Section 3(2) of ERISA, maintained by Sonus or a Sonus Commonly Controlled Entity, has been frozen or terminated (including partial termination) in the last three (3) calendar years.
 
(k)  
As used herein:  (i) “Benefit Plans” means any pension, retirement, profit-sharing, deferred compensation, stock option, employee stock ownership, severance pay, vacation or bonus plans or agreements or other incentive plans or agreements, all other employee programs, arrangements or agreements and all other employee benefit plans or fringe benefit plans, including, without limitation, all “employee benefit plans” as that term is defined in Section 3(3) of ERISA; (ii) “Sonus Benefit Plans” mean the Benefit Plans currently adopted, maintained by, sponsored in whole or in part by, or contributed to by Sonus, any of its Subsidiaries or any Sonus Commonly Controlled Entity for the benefit of present or former employees or directors of Sonus and of SonusSub or their beneficiaries, or providing benefits to such persons in respect of services provided to any such entity; (iii) “Sonus Commonly Controlled Entity” means an entity required to be aggregated with Sonus which is a member of the “controlled group of corporations” which includes Sonus within the meaning of Section 414(b), (c) or (m) of the Code; and (iv) “Sonus ERISA Plan” means any Sonus Benefit Plan which is an “employee pension benefit plan”, as that term is defined in Section 3(2) of ERISA.
 
(l)  
Section 3.2.20 of the Sonus Disclosure Schedule lists each corporation, trade or business (separately for each category below that applies):  (i) that is (or was during the preceding five years) a Sonus Commonly Controlled Entity, (ii) that is (or was during the preceding five years) the legal employer of persons providing services to Sonus as leased employees within the meaning of Section 414(n) of the Code and
 
 
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(iii) with respect to which Sonus is a successor employer for purposes of group health or other welfare plan continuation rights (including Section 601 et seq. of ERISA) or the United States Family and Medical Leave Act.
 
(m)  
Sonus believes in good faith that any “nonqualified deferred compensation plan” (as such term is defined under Section 409A(d)(1) of the Code and the guidance thereunder) under which Sonus makes, is obligated to make or promises to make, payments (each a “Sonus 409A Plan”) complies in all material respects, in both form and operation, with the requirements of Section 409A of the Code and the guidance thereunder.  To the knowledge of Sonus after reasonable investigation, no payment to be made under any Sonus 409A Plan is, or will be, subject to the penalties of Section 409A(a)(1) of the Code, whether pursuant to the consummation of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement or otherwise.
 
3.2.21
Real Property
 
Neither Sonus nor any of its Subsidiaries owns, nor is Sonus or any of its Subsidiaries a party to or bound by or subject to any agreement, contract or commitment, or any option to purchase, any real or immovable property.
 
3.2.22
Leases and Leased Property
 
(a)  
Neither Sonus nor SonusSub is a party to or bound by or subject to nor has Sonus or SonusSub agreed or become bound to enter into, any real or personal property lease, sublease or other right of occupancy relating to real property, whether as lessor or lessee, except for the Sonus Leases described in Section 3.2.22 of the Sonus Disclosure Schedule, copies of which have been provided to OncoGenex prior to the date hereof. Sonus or SonusSub occupies and has the exclusive right to occupy and use all immovable Sonus Leased Property and has the exclusive right to use all movable Sonus Leased Property.
 
(b)  
Each of the Leases is valid and subsisting and in good standing, all rental and other payments required to be paid by Sonus or SonusSub as lessee or sublessee and due and payable pursuant to each of the Sonus Leases have been duly paid to date and neither Sonus nor SonusSub is otherwise in default in meeting its obligations under any of the Sonus Leases and is entitled to all rights and benefits thereunder. No event exists which, but for the passing of time or the giving of notice, or both, would constitute a default by Sonus or SonusSub or, to the knowledge of Sonus, any other party to any of the Sonus Leases and no party to any of the Sonus Leases is claiming any such default or taking any action purportedly based upon any such default. The completion of the transactions contemplated herein will not, subject to obtaining any required consents set out in Section 3.2.22 of the Sonus Disclosure Schedule, afford any of the parties to any of the Sonus Leases or any other Person the right to terminate any of the Sonus Leases nor will the completion of the transactions contemplated herein result in any additional or more onerous obligation on Sonus or SonusSub under any of the Sonus Leases.
 
 
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3.2.23
Insurance
 
(a)  
Each of Sonus and its Subsidiaries maintains insurance covering its property, assets and personnel and protecting its business against loss or damage on a basis that is comparable to the insurance maintained by reasonable Persons operating businesses similar to its business as heretofore carried on. Section 3.2.23(a) of the Sonus Disclosure Schedule sets forth a list of all insurance policies currently maintained by Sonus and each of its Subsidiaries. Each of such insurance policies is valid and subsisting and in good standing, there is no default, whether as to the payment of premiums or otherwise, under any material term or condition of such insurance policies, and, to the knowledge of Sonus, each Person which is an insured party under any of such insurance policies is entitled to all rights and benefits thereunder.
 
(b)  
There are no pending claims under any such insurance policies. Neither Sonus nor any of its Subsidiaries has failed to give any notice or present any claim under any such insurance policies in due and timely fashion. To the knowledge of Sonus, no circumstances have occurred which might entitle Sonus or any of its Subsidiaries to make a claim under any such insurance policies or which might be required under any such insurance policies to be notified to the insurers thereunder and no material claim under any of such insurance policies has been made by Sonus or any of its Subsidiaries since the Financial Year End.
 
(c)  
Except as disclosed in Section 3.2.23(c) of the Sonus Disclosure Schedule, none of such insurance policies is subject to any premium in excess of the stipulated or normal rate.
 
No notice of cancellation of, material increase of premiums under, non-renewal with respect to, or disallowance of any claim under, any such insurance policies has been received by Sonus or any of its Subsidiaries.
 
3.2.24
Material Agreements
 
Except for the Sonus Material Agreements disclosed in Section 3.2.24 of the Sonus Disclosure Schedule, neither Sonus nor any of its Subsidiaries is a party to or bound by or subject to any of the following:
 
(a)  
any continuing contract for the purchase of materials, supplies, equipment or services involving, in the case of any such contract, more than $10,000 over the life of the contract;
 
(b)  
any contract that expires, or may be renewed at the option of any Person other than Sonus or one of its Subsidiaries so as to expire, more than one year after the date of this Agreement;
 
(c)  
any contract for capital expenditures in excess of $100,000 in the aggregate;
 
(d)  
any confidentiality, secrecy or non-disclosure contract;
 
(e)  
any non-competition, non-solicitation, field restriction, territory restriction, exclusivity or similar restrictions on Sonus or any of its Subsidiaries, or which
 
 
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requires Sonus or any of its Subsidiaries to offer products or services of any other Person on a priority or exclusive basis;
 
(f)  
any leases of any real or personal property (including the Sonus Leases) under which the obligations of Sonus or any of its Subsidiaries exceed $25,000, on an annual basis;
 
(g)  
any contract pursuant to which Sonus or any of its Subsidiaries is a lessor of any machinery, equipment, motor vehicles, office furniture, fixtures or other personal property under which the obligations of Sonus or any of its Subsidiaries exceed $10,000, on an annual basis;
 
(h)  
any contract with any Person with whom Sonus or any of its Subsidiaries does not deal at arm’s length within the meaning of the Income Tax Act (Canada);
 
(i)  
any Guarantee or Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement;
 
(j)  
any licence, sublicence or other agreement to which any Person (other than employees or independent contractors of Sonus or any of its Subsidiaries for purposes of their employment or contract with Sonus or such Subsidiary) has been or may be assigned, authorized to use, or given access to any of Sonus’ Intellectual Property;
 
(k)  
any licence, sublicence or other agreement pursuant to which Sonus or any of its Subsidiaries has been granted or may be assigned or authorized to use, or has or may have incurred any obligation in connection with, (i) any third party intellectual property that is incorporated in or forms a part of any current or proposed Sonus Product or service or (ii) any of Sonus’ Intellectual Property;
 
(l)  
any employment contracts with employees and service contracts with independent contractors, or any contract, agreement or arrangement that would entitle any present or former director, officer employee or agent of Sonus or any of its Subsidiaries to indemnification from Sonus or any of its Subsidiaries;
 
(m)  
any agreement to indemnify, hold harmless or defend any other Person with respect to any assertion of personal injury, damage to property or intellectual property infringement, misappropriation or violation or warranting the lack thereof other than any licence of Third Party Software that is not part of Sonus’ Intellectual Property and which relates to software that is generally available to the public; and
 
(n)  
any agreement that gives rise to any material payments or material benefits as a result of the performance of this Agreement or any of the other transactions contemplated hereby;
 
(o)  
any other agreement, indenture, contract, lease, deed of trust, licence, option, instrument or other commitment which is or would reasonably be expected to be material to the business, properties, assets, operations, condition (financial or otherwise) or prospects of Sonus;
 
whether written or oral, and of any nature or kind whatsoever.
 
 
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3.2.25
No Breach of Material Agreements
 
Each of Sonus and its Subsidiaries has performed all of the material obligations required to be performed by it, and is entitled to all benefits under, and, to the knowledge of Sonus, is not alleged to be in default in respect of, any Sonus Material Agreement. Except as disclosed in Section 3.2.25 of the Sonus Disclosure Schedule, each of the Sonus Material Agreements is in full force and effect, unamended, and there exists no material breach thereof or material default or event of material default or event, occurrence, condition or act with respect to Sonus or any of its Subsidiaries, as the case may be, or, to Sonus’ knowledge, with respect to the other contracting party or otherwise that, with or without the giving of notice, the lapse of time or the happening of any other event or conditions, would (A) become a default or event of default under any Sonus Material Agreement, or (B) result in the loss or expiration of any material right or option by Sonus (or the material gain thereof by any third party) under any Sonus Material Agreement. Sonus has delivered a true, correct and complete copy of each of the Sonus Material Agreements to OncoGenex.
 
3.2.26
Sonus Business
 
The Sonus Business is as described in Sonus’ Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2007, and as described in other Sonus SEC Documents filed by Sonus from time to time since December 31, 2007.
 
3.2.27
Obligations to Customers and Suppliers
 
Except as set forth in Section 3.2.27 of the Sonus Disclosure Schedule, there are no outstanding consulting contracts or other maintenance obligations with or to customers or other users of the Products and services of Sonus or any of its Subsidiaries, and neither Sonus nor any of its Subsidiaries is required to provide any bonding or other financial security arrangements in connection with any transactions with any customers, users or suppliers, whether or not in the ordinary course of its business.
 
3.2.28
Legal Proceedings
 
There are no actions, suits, claims, investigations or proceedings (whether private, governmental or otherwise, and whether or not purportedly on behalf of Sonus or any of its Subsidiaries) in progress, pending, or to the knowledge of Sonus, threatened, against or affecting Sonus or any of its Subsidiaries (including actions, suits, investigations or proceedings against any of their respective directors, officers or employees which relate to the business, affairs, assets or operations of Sonus or any of its Subsidiaries), at law or in equity, or before or by any Tribunal, or for which Sonus or any of its Subsidiaries is obligated to indemnify a third party. There is no judgment, decree, injunction, ruling, order or award of any Tribunal outstanding against or affecting Sonus or any of its Subsidiaries. Except as set forth in Section 3.1.28 of the Sonus Disclosure Schedule, Sonus is not aware of any grounds on which any such action, suit, investigation or proceeding might be commenced with any reasonable likelihood of success, and does not have any present plans or intentions to initiate any litigation, arbitration or other proceedings against any third party.
 
3.2.29
Banking Information
 
Section 3.2.29 of the Sonus Disclosure Schedule sets forth and describes:
 
 
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(a)  
the name and location (including municipal address) of each bank, trust company or other institution in which Sonus or any of its Subsidiaries has an account, money on deposit or a safety deposit box and the name of each Person authorized to draw thereon or to have access thereto; and
 
(b)  
the name of each Person holding a general or special power of attorney from Sonus or any of its Subsidiaries and a summary of the terms thereof.
 
3.2.30
Tax Matters
 
(a)  
Except in respect of the income tax return for the current taxation year (which return is not yet due), and any income tax return which is required to be filed as a result of or in connection with the transactions contemplated herein, each of Sonus and its Subsidiaries has duly filed in the prescribed manner and within the prescribed time all Tax Returns required to be filed by it on or before the date hereof with any taxing or regulatory authority to which it is subject; such Tax Returns and the material accompanying such Tax Returns are accurate and complete in all material respects and each of Sonus and its Subsidiaries has provided to OncoGenex true and complete copies of all Tax Returns filed by it.
 
(b)  
Each of Sonus and its Subsidiaries has paid all Taxes that are due and payable, and any interest, penalties and fines in connection therewith, properly due and payable, and has paid all of same in connection with all known assessments, reassessments and adjustments.
 
(c)  
Except as set forth in the Sonus Financial Statements or the Sonus Interim Financial Statements, and except for Taxes incurred in the ordinary course of business or incurred or arising as a result of the transactions contemplated herein which Taxes are not yet due and payable, there are no Taxes or fines in respect of Taxes claimed by any Governmental Entity against Sonus or any of its Subsidiaries or which are known to Sonus or any of its Subsidiaries to be due and owing by Sonus or any of its Subsidiaries and, to the knowledge of Sonus or any of its Subsidiaries, there are no pending or threatened reassessments by any Governmental Entity in respect of Taxes owing by Sonus or any of its Subsidiaries, and there are no matters in dispute or under discussion with or any audits being conducted by any Governmental Entity relating to Taxes or fines in respect of Taxes asserted by such Governmental Entity against Sonus or any of its Subsidiaries.
 
(d)  
The Sonus Financial Statements fully reflect accrued liabilities as at the Financial Year End for all Taxes.
 
(e)  
Except as set forth and described in Section 3.2.30 of the Sonus Disclosure Schedule, there are no actions, suits, investigations, audits or proceedings and no assessment, reassessment or request for information in progress, pending or, to the knowledge of Sonus or any of its Subsidiaries, threatened against or affecting Sonus or any of its Subsidiaries in respect of Taxes nor are any issues under discussion with any taxing authority relating to any matters which could result in claims for additional Taxes or fines.
 
 
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(f)  
There are no agreements, waivers or other arrangements made by Sonus or any of its Subsidiaries providing for an extension of time with respect to any assessment or reassessment of Tax, the filing of any Tax Return or the payment of any Tax by Sonus or any of its Subsidiaries, or the provision of any documents or information currently under request by any Governmental Entity.
 
(g)  
Except as set forth in Section 3.2.30 of the Sonus Disclosure Schedule, each of Sonus and its Subsidiaries has withheld the amount of all Taxes and other deductions required under any applicable Laws to be withheld from each payment made by it and has remitted all amounts withheld which are due and payable before the date hereof and all installments of Taxes which are due and payable before the date hereof to the relevant taxing or other authority within the time prescribed under any applicable Laws.
 
(h)  
Neither Sonus nor any of its Subsidiaries has participated in any “reportable transactions” within the meaning of Treasury Regulations Section 1.6011-4, and neither the Sonus nor any of its Subsidiaries has been a “material advisor” to any such transactions within the meaning of Section 6111 of the Code.
 
(i)  
Neither the Sonus nor any of its Subsidiaries is a party to, is bound by or has any obligation under any material Tax sharing or Tax indemnity agreement or similar contract or arrangement other than any agreement, contract or other arrangement between the Sonus and its Subsidiaries.
 
(j)  
Neither Sonus nor any of its Subsidiaries has distributed stock of another Person, or has had its stock distributed by another Person, in a transaction that was purported or intended to be governed in whole or in part by Section 355 or Section 361 of the Code.
 
3.2.31
Compliance with Applicable Laws
 
Each of Sonus and its Subsidiaries (i) has conducted and is conducting its business in compliance with all applicable Laws in each jurisdiction in which its business is carried on, (ii) is not in breach of any of such Laws and (iii) is duly licenced or registered in each jurisdiction in which it owns or leases its property and assets or carries on its business, so as to enable its business to be carried on as now conducted and its property and assets to be so owned or leased, (iv) is in possession of all licences, permits, approvals, consents, certificates, registrations, or authorizations (whether governmental, regulatory or similar type and including, without limitation, all INDs and NDAs and other authorizations under the FDCA) necessary to carry on its business as presently carried on or to own or lease any of the property or the assets utilized by it (collectively, the “Sonus Licenses”), except with respect to clauses (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv) of this Subsection 3.2.31 as would not, individually or in the aggregate, have a Material Adverse Effect on Sonus. Section 3.2.31 of the Sonus Disclosure Schedule sets out a complete and accurate list of all Sonus Licenses.  Each Sonus Licence is valid and subsisting and in good standing and there is no default or breach of any Sonus Licence and, to the best of the knowledge of Sonus, no proceeding is pending or threatened to revoke or limit any Sonus Licence. Except as set forth in Section 3.2.31 of the Sonus Disclosure Schedule, no Sonus License requires the consent, approval, permit or acknowledgement of any Person in connection with the completion of the transactions herein contemplated.
 
 
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3.2.32
Consents and Approvals
 
Except for the Appropriate Regulatory Approvals, the Interim Order and the Final Order, there is no requirement for Sonus, any of its Subsidiaries, or, to the best of Sonus’ knowledge, any other Person to make any filing with, give any notice to or to obtain any licence, permit, certificate, registration, authorization, consent or approval of, any Governmental Entity as a condition to the lawful consummation of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement or the Plan of Arrangement, except for the filings, notifications, licences, permits, certificates, registrations, consents and approvals which relate solely to the identity of OncoGenex or which are of a purely administrative nature and could be completed or obtained without adverse effect on Sonus or its business immediately after the Effective Date.
 
3.2.33
No Business Restrictions
 
There is no agreement (non-compete or otherwise), commitment, judgment, injunction, order or decree to which Sonus or any of its Subsidiaries is party or which is otherwise binding upon Sonus or any of its Subsidiaries which has or reasonably could be expected to have the effect of prohibiting or impairing any business practice of Sonus or OncoGenex, any acquisition of property (tangible or intangible) by Sonus or OncoGenex or the conduct of business by Sonus or OncoGenex, as currently conducted or proposed to be conducted by Sonus or OncoGenex. Without limiting the foregoing, neither Sonus nor any of its Subsidiaries has entered into any agreement under which Sonus or OncoGenex is restricted from selling, licencing or otherwise distributing any of its Products to any class of customers, in any geographic area, during any period of time or in any segment of the market.
 
3.2.34
Environmental Matters
 
(a)  
Except as disclosed in Section 3.2.34 of the Sonus Disclosure Schedule:  (i) each of Sonus and SonusSub is and has been at all times in compliance in all material respects with all applicable Environmental Laws; (ii) neither Sonus nor SonusSub has received any written communication that alleges that Sonus or SonusSub is not in compliance with applicable Environmental Laws; (iii) all material permits and other governmental authorizations currently held by Sonus and SonusSub pursuant to the Environmental Laws that are required for the occupation of their facilities and the operation of their businesses (“Sonus Environmental Permits”) are in full force and effect, and Sonus and SonusSub are and have been at all times in compliance in all material respects with all of the terms of such Sonus Environmental Permits, and no other permits or other governmental authorizations are required by Sonus or SonusSub for the conduct of its respective business except where the failure to obtain such permits or government authorizations would not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect on Sonus; and (iv) the management, handling, storage, transportation, treatment, and disposal by Sonus and SonusSub of any Hazardous Materials is and has been at all times in compliance in all material respects with all applicable Environmental Laws.  Sonus has made available to OncoGenex true and complete copies of all documents, reports, or analyses which are in the possession of Sonus or its agents, relating to the presence or absence of Hazardous Materials on, at, under or migrating from or onto any real property currently or previously owned or leased by Sonus or any of its Subsidiaries.
 
 
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(b)  
To the knowledge of Sonus, there is no Sonus Environmental Claim pending or threatened against or involving Sonus or SonusSub or against any Person whose liability for any Sonus Environmental Claim Sonus or SonusSub has or may have retained or assumed either contractually or by operation of law.
 
(c)  
Except for matters which would not have a Material Adverse Effect on Sonus, to the knowledge of Sonus, there are no past or present actions or activities by Sonus, SonusSub or any other Person involving the storage, treatment, release, emission, discharge, disposal or arrangement for disposal of any Hazardous Materials, that could reasonably form the basis of any Sonus Environmental Claim against Sonus or SonusSub or against any Person whose liability for any Sonus Environmental Claim Sonus or SonusSub may have retained or assumed either contractually or by operation of law. None of Sonus or any of its Subsidiaries (i) has entered into or agreed to any consent decree or order or is subject to an order relating to (A) compliance with Environmental Laws or Sonus Environmental Permits or (B) the investigation, sampling, monitoring, treatment, remediation, removal or cleanup of Hazardous Materials and no investigation, litigation or other proceeding is pending or, to Sonus’ knowledge, threatened with respect thereto, or (ii) is an indemnitor in connection with any claim threatened or asserted in writing by any third-party indemnitee for any liability under any Environmental Law or relating to any Hazardous Materials.
 
3.2.35
Condition and Sufficiency of Assets
 
All facilities, machinery and equipment owned or used by each of Sonus and its Subsidiaries that are material to its business are in good operating condition and in a state of good repair and maintenance, reasonable wear and tear excepted. Each of Sonus and its Subsidiaries owns or leases all of the property and assets (excluding Intellectual Property, which is dealt with in Section 3.2.36 below) used in or necessary for the conduct of its business as it is currently being conducted with good and marketable title to all property and assets which are owned by Sonus or any of its Subsidiaries, free and clear of any and all Encumbrances, other than Permitted Encumbrances or as otherwise set forth in Section 3.2.35 of the Sonus Disclosure Schedule. Since the incorporation of Sonus there has not been any significant interruption of operations, supplies, access or services by contractors of Sonus’ business as heretofore carried on due to inadequate maintenance of any of the property or assets owned and used by Sonus. With the exception of assets which, by their nature, are portable and intended to be used in different locations (such as notebook computers), all of the tangible assets of Sonus and its Subsidiaries are situate at the locations specified in Section 3.2.35 of the Sonus Disclosure Schedule.
 
3.2.36
Intellectual Property
 
(a)  
Set forth in Section 3.2.36(a) of the Sonus Disclosure Schedule is a true and complete list of the Sonus Inventions and the Sonus Trademarks.  Except as disclosed in Section 3.2.36 of the Sonus Disclosure Schedule or the agreements referred to therein:
 
(i)  
Sonus or one of its Subsidiaries, as the case may be, (A) has the exclusive and unrestricted right to Use all of the Sonus Intellectual Property (in each case, free and clear of any Encumbrances, except for Permitted Encumbrances),
 
 
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(B) is listed in the records of the appropriate United States, foreign or other registry as the sole and exclusive current owner, or licensee of record for each patent, patent application and trademark registration included in the Sonus Inventions or Sonus Trademarks owned or licensed by Sonus or any of its Subsidiaries, as the case may be, and (C) has not assigned, encumbered or granted any license or other rights to commercialize the Sonus Inventions or Sonus Trade-names to any other Person;
 
(ii)  
Each of Sonus and its Subsidiaries has made all necessary filings, recordations and payments necessary to protect and maintain its interests in all Sonus Inventions or Sonus Trademarks owned or licensed by Sonus or any of its Subsidiaries, as the case may be;
 
(iii)  
Neither Sonus nor any of its Subsidiaries is required to pay any royalty or other fee to any Person in respect of the Use of any of the Sonus Intellectual Property;
 
(iv)  
Neither Sonus nor any of its Subsidiaries has entered into, nor is subject to, any order, indemnification, forbearance to sue, settlement agreement, license or other arrangement that (i) restricts Sonus’ or any of its Subsidiaries’ right to use or exploit any Sonus Intellectual Property, (ii) restricts Sonus’ or any of its Subsidiaries’ business in any material manner in order to accommodate any third Person’s intellectual property rights, or (iii) permits any Person to use any material Sonus Intellectual Property except as expressly permitted under an Sonus IP Contract (as defined in Section 3.2.36(d) below);
 
(v)  
None of the Sonus Trademarks is in use;
 
(vi)  
to the knowledge of Sonus, there is no and has not been any unauthorized use, infringement or misappropriation of any of the Sonus Inventions or Sonus Trademarks by any Person, whether directly or indirectly;
 
(vii)  
to the knowledge of Sonus, neither Sonus nor any of its Subsidiaries has received notice of pending or threatened claims or litigation contesting the validity, ownership or right to use, sell, license or dispose of any of the Sonus Intellectual Property and, to the best of the knowledge of Sonus, there is no basis for such claim;
 
(viii)  
to the knowledge of Sonus, the Sonus Inventions were made only by the individuals (the “Sonus Inventors”) listed in Section 3.2.36 of the Sonus Disclosure Schedule;
 
(ix)  
the Sonus Inventors have assigned all of their rights to the Sonus Inventions to Sonus; and
 
(x)  
there are no distributors, sales agents, representatives or any other Persons who have rights to market or license the Sonus Inventions;
 
 
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(b)  
Except for third party software programs that are “shrink wrapped” (that is, not customized for Sonus) and/or that are purchased off-the-shelf by Sonus or any of its Subsidiaries, neither Sonus nor any of its Subsidiaries owns or uses any software and no software has been licensed by Sonus or any of its Subsidiaries to any third parties.
 
(c)  
Except as disclosed in Section 3.2.36 of the Sonus Disclosure Schedule, to the knowledge of Sonus, the conduct of the Sonus Business does not infringe and the use of the Sonus Intellectual Property does not misappropriate, infringe or otherwise violate, whether directly or indirectly, any copyright, patent, trade-mark, trade name, industrial design, trade secret or other intellectual property or proprietary right of any other Person, and the conduct of the Sonus Business does not include any activity which may constitute passing off.  Neither Sonus nor any of its Subsidiaries has received any written charge, complaint, claim, demand or notice from any Person (i) alleging misappropriation, infringement, or other violation by Sonus or any of its Subsidiaries of any intellectual property or proprietary rights of any Person, (ii) alleging that the use by Sonus or any of its Subsidiaries of Sonus Intellectual Property licensed by Sonus or any of its Subsidiaries is in breach of any applicable grant, license, agreement, instrument or other arrangement pursuant to which Sonus or any Subsidiary acquired the right to use such intellectual property, or (iii) alleging misuse or antitrust violations arising from the use or other exploitation of any Sonus Intellectual Property.  No Sonus Intellectual Property has been or is being used or enforced by Sonus or any of its Subsidiaries or by any of their licensors, in a manner that, individually or in the aggregate, is reasonably likely to result in the cancellation, invalidity or unenforceability of such Sonus Intellectual Property.
 
(d)  
To Sonus’ knowledge, the agreements under which Sonus or any of its Subsidiaries has been granted rights in any intellectual property owned or controlled by a third Person are valid and legally enforceable, and free and clear of all Encumbrances, except for Permitted Encumbrances.  With respect to any Sonus Intellectual Property which is held under sublicense, Sonus’ or its Subsidiaries’ rights, as the case may be, shall survive any termination of the sublicensor’s rights from its licensor. None of the Sonus Intellectual Property that is being licensed by Sonus or any of its Subsidiaries shall be limited or their use thereof impaired, by the execution of this Agreement and the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby.  Each of Sonus and its Subsidiaries has made all necessary filings, recordations and payments to comply in all material respects with contractual obligations that it may