Underwritten Offerings If, in connection with a request to Register Registrable Securities under Section 2.1(a) or Section 2.1(b), the Initiating Holders seek to distribute such Registrable Securities in an underwritten offering, they shall so advise the Company as a part of the request, and the Company shall include such information in the written notice to the other Holders described in Section 2.1(a) and Section 2.1(b). In such event, the right of any Holder to include its Registrable Securities in such Registration shall be conditioned upon such Holder’s participation in such underwritten offering and the inclusion of such Holder’s Registrable Securities in the underwritten offering (unless otherwise mutually agreed by a Majority-in-Interest of the Initiating Holders and such Holder) to the extent provided herein. All the Holders proposing to distribute their securities through such underwritten offering shall enter into an underwriting agreement in customary form with the underwriter or underwriters of internationally recognized standing selected for such underwritten offering by the Company and reasonably acceptable to the Majority-in-Interest of all the Registrable Securities proposed to be included in such Registration; provided however, that the Holders shall only be obligated to give representations and warranties under such underwriting agreement that are customary in similar agreements in relation to their ownership of the Registrable Securities and due authorization to enter such underwriting agreement. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement, if the managing underwriter advises the Company that marketing factors (including without limitation the aggregate number of securities requested to be Registered, the general condition of the market, and the status of the Persons proposing to sell securities pursuant to the Registration) require a limitation of the number of Registrable Securities to be underwritten in a Registration pursuant to Section 2.1(a) or Section 2.1(b), the underwriters may exclude from the underwriting offering up to 75% of the Registrable Securities requested to be Registered but only after first excluding all other Equity Securities held by any director, officer, employee or consultant of the Company or any other Common Shareholder of the Company from the Registration and underwritten offering and so long as the number of shares to be included in the Registration on behalf of the non-excluded Holders is allocated among all Holders in proportion, as nearly as practicable, to the respective amounts of Registrable Securities requested by such Holders to be included, provided, that if, as a result of such underwriter cutback, the Holders cannot include in the underwritten offering all of the Registrable Securities that they have requested to be included therein, then such Registration shall not be deemed to constitute one of the two (2) demand Registrations to which the Holders are entitled pursuant to Section 2.1(a). Any Registrable Securities excluded or withdrawn from such underwritten offering shall be withdrawn from the Registration.
Limitations on Offering Size Under no circumstances shall the Company cause or request the offer or sale of any Placement Shares if, after giving effect to the sale of such Placement Shares, the aggregate gross sales proceeds of Placement Shares sold pursuant to this Agreement would exceed the lesser of (A) together with all sales of Placement Shares under this Agreement, the Maximum Amount, (B) the amount available for offer and sale under the currently effective Registration Statement and (C) the amount authorized from time to time to be issued and sold under this Agreement by the Company’s board of directors, a duly authorized committee thereof or a duly authorized executive committee, and notified to the Agent in writing. Under no circumstances shall the Company cause or request the offer or sale of any Placement Shares pursuant to this Agreement at a price lower than the minimum price authorized from time to time by the Company’s board of directors, a duly authorized committee thereof or a duly authorized executive committee, and notified to the Agent in writing. Further, under no circumstances shall the Company cause or permit the aggregate offering amount of Placement Shares sold pursuant to this Agreement to exceed the Maximum Amount.
Requested Underwritten Offerings If requested by the underwriters for any underwritten offering by Participating Holders pursuant to a registration requested under Section 3.1, the Company will use its best efforts to enter into an underwriting agreement with such underwriters for such offering, such agreement to be reasonably satisfactory in substance and form to the Company, each such holder and the underwriters and to contain such representations and warranties by the Company and such other terms as are generally prevailing in agreements of that type, including, without limitation, indemnities to the effect and to the extent provided in Section 3.6 hereof. The Participating Holders will cooperate with the Company in the negotiation of the underwriting agreement and will give consideration to the reasonable suggestions of the Company regarding the form thereof. The Participating Holders shall be parties to such underwriting agreement and may, at their option, require that any or all of the representations and warranties by, and the other agreements on the part of, the Company to and for the benefit of such underwriters shall also be made to and for the benefit of the Participating Holders and that any or all of the conditions precedent to the obligations of such underwriters under such underwriting agreement be conditions precedent to the obligations of the Participating Holders. No Participating Holder shall be required to make any representations or warranties to or agreements with the Company or the underwriters other than representations, warranties or agreements regarding such holder, such holder's ownership of and title to the Registrable Securities, such holder's intended method of distribution and any other representations required by law, and any liability of the Participating Holder to any underwriter or other person under such underwriting agreement shall be limited to liability arising from misstatements in or omissions from its representations and warranties and shall be limited to an amount equal to the net proceeds that the Participating Holder derives from such registration.
Offerings Subject in part to the truth and accuracy of the Investors’ representations and warranties set forth in this Agreement, the offer, sale and issuance of the Notes, Warrants and Conversion Shares (together, the “Securities”) as contemplated by this Agreement are exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and any applicable state securities laws, and neither the Issuer nor any authorized agent acting on its behalf will take any action hereafter that would cause the loss of such exemption.
Reduction of Underwritten Offering If the managing Underwriter or Underwriters in an Underwritten Registration pursuant to a Demand Registration, in good faith, advises the Company, the Demanding Holders and the Requesting Holders (if any) in writing that the dollar amount or number of Registrable Securities that the Demanding Holders and the Requesting Holders (if any) desire to sell, taken together with all other Common Stock or other equity securities that the Company desires to sell and the Common Stock, if any, as to which a Registration has been requested pursuant to separate written contractual piggy-back registration rights held by any other stockholders who desire to sell, exceeds the maximum dollar amount or maximum number of equity securities that can be sold in the Underwritten Offering without adversely affecting the proposed offering price, the timing, the distribution method, or the probability of success of such offering (such maximum dollar amount or maximum number of such securities, as applicable, the “Maximum Number of Securities”), then the Company shall include in such Underwritten Offering, as follows: (i) first, the Registrable Securities of the Demanding Holders and the Requesting Holders (if any) (pro rata based on the respective number of Registrable Securities that each Demanding Holder and Requesting Holder (if any) has requested be included in such Underwritten Registration and the aggregate number of Registrable Securities that the Demanding Holders and Requesting Holders have requested be included in such Underwritten Registration (such proportion is referred to herein as “Pro Rata”)) that can be sold without exceeding the Maximum Number of Securities; (ii) second, to the extent that the Maximum Number of Securities has not been reached under the foregoing clause (i), the Registrable Securities of Holders (Pro Rata, based on the respective number of Registrable Securities that each Holder has so requested) exercising their rights to register their Registrable Securities pursuant to subsection 2.2.1 hereof, without exceeding the Maximum Number of Securities; and (iii) third, to the extent that the Maximum Number of Securities has not been reached under the foregoing clauses (i) and (ii), the Common Stock or other equity securities that the Company desires to sell, which can be sold without exceeding the Maximum Number of Securities; and (iv) fourth, to the extent that the Maximum Number of Securities has not been reached under the foregoing clauses (i), (ii) and (iii), the Common Stock or other equity securities of other persons or entities that the Company is obligated to register in a Registration pursuant to separate written contractual arrangements with such persons and that can be sold without exceeding the Maximum Number of Securities.
Piggyback Underwritten Offerings In the case of a registration pursuant to Section 2.2 hereof, if the Company shall have determined to enter into an underwriting agreement in connection therewith, all of the Holders' Registrable Securities to be included in such registration shall be subject to such underwriting agreement. Any Holder participating in such registration may, at its option, require that any or all of the representations and warranties by, and the other agreements on the part of, the Company to and for the benefit of such underwriters shall also be made to and for the benefit of such Holder and that any or all of the conditions precedent to the obligations of such underwriters under such underwriting agreement be conditions precedent to the obligations of such Holder. Such underwriting agreement shall also contain such representations and warranties by the participating Holders as are customary in agreements of that type, on substantially the same terms as those contained herein.
The Offering The Bank, in accordance with the plan of conversion adopted by the Boards of Directors of each of the Company and the Bank (the “Plan”), intends to convert from the mutual form of organization to the stock form of organization (the “Conversion”). In connection with the Conversion, the Bank will become a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company. Pursuant to the Plan, the Company will offer and sell up to 10,350,000 shares (subject to increase up to 11,902,500 shares) of its common stock, $.01 par value per share (the “Shares” or “Common Shares”), in a subscription offering (the “Subscription Offering”) to (1) depositors of the Bank with Qualifying Deposits (as defined in the Plan) as of March 31, 2008 (“Eligible Account Holders”), (2) the Bank’s tax-qualified employee benefit plans, including the employee stock ownership plan established by the Bank (the “ESOP”), (3) depositors of the Bank with Qualifying Deposits as of September 30, 2009 (“Supplemental Eligible Account Holders”), and (4) other members of the Bank as defined in the Plan. Subject to the prior subscription rights of the above-listed parties, the Company may offer for sale in a community offering (the “Community Offering” and when referred to together with or subsequent to the Subscription Offering, the “Subscription and Community Offering”) the Shares not subscribed for or ordered in the Subscription Offering to members of the general public to whom a copy of the Prospectus (as hereinafter defined) is delivered with a preference given first to natural persons residing in the Texas counties of Collin, Dallas, Delta, Denton, Ellis, Hunt, Hood, Kaufman, Johnson, Rockwall, Parker, Tarrant and Wise. It is anticipated that shares not subscribed for in the Subscription and Community Offering may be offered to certain members of the general public on a best efforts basis through a selected dealers agreement (the “Syndicated Community Offering”) (the Subscription Offering, Community Offering and Syndicated Community Offering are collectively referred to as the “Offering”). It is acknowledged that the purchase of Shares in the Offering is subject to the maximum and minimum purchase limitations as described in the Plan and that the Company may reject, in whole or in part, any orders received in the Community Offering or Syndicated Community Offering. The Company has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) a registration statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-161894) (the “Registration Statement”), containing a prospectus relating to the Offering, for the registration of the Shares under the Securities Act of 1933 (the “1933 Act”), and has filed such amendments thereof and such amended prospectuses as may have been required to the date hereof. The term “Registration Statement” shall include any documents incorporated by reference therein and all financial schedules and exhibits thereto, as amended, including post-effective amendments. The prospectus, as amended, on file with the Commission at the time the Registration Statement initially became effective is hereinafter called the “Prospectus,” except that if any prospectus is filed by the Company pursuant to Rule 424(b) or (c) of the rules and regulations of the Commission under the 1933 Act (the “1933 Act Regulations”) differing from the prospectus on file at the time the Registration Statement initially became effective, the term “Prospectus” shall refer to the prospectus filed pursuant to Rule 424(b) or (c) from and after the time said prospectus is filed with the Commission. In accordance with Title 12, Part 563b of the Code of Federal Regulations (the “Conversion Regulations”), the Bank has filed with the Office of Thrift Supervision (the “OTS”) an Application For Conversion on Form AC (the “Form AC”), including the Prospectus and the Conversion Valuation Appraisal Report prepared by RP Financial, LC., dated August 28, 2009 and as amended or supplemented, regarding the estimated pro forma market value of the Common Shares (the “Appraisal”), and has filed such amendments thereto as may have been required by the OTS. The Form AC has been approved by the OTS and the related Prospectus has been authorized for use by the OTS. In addition, the Company has filed with the OTS an Application H-(e)l-S (the “Holding Company Application”) to become a savings and loan holding company under the Home Owners’ Loan Act, as amended (“HOLA”) and the regulations promulgated thereunder (the “Control Act Regulations”).
Restrictions on Demand Registration and Shelf Offerings (i) The Company may postpone, for up to 60 days (or with the consent of the Sponsor Investors, a longer period) from the date of the request (the “Suspension Period”), the filing or the effectiveness of a registration statement for a Demand Registration or suspend the use of a prospectus that is part of a Shelf Registration Statement (and therefore suspend sales of the Shelf Registrable Securities) by providing written notice to the Holders if the following conditions are met: (A) the Company determines that the offer or sale of Registrable Securities would reasonably be expected to have a material adverse effect on any proposal or plan by the Company or any Subsidiary to engage in any material acquisition of assets or stock (other than in the ordinary course of business) or any material merger, consolidation, tender offer, recapitalization, reorganization, financing or other transaction involving the Company and (B) upon advice of counsel, the sale of Registrable Securities pursuant to the registration statement would require disclosure of material non-public information not otherwise required to be disclosed under applicable law, and either (x) the Company has a bona fide business purpose for preserving the confidentiality of such transaction, (y) disclosure would have a material adverse effect on the Company or the Company’s ability to consummate such transaction, or (z) such transaction renders the Company unable to comply with SEC requirements, in each case under circumstances that would make it impractical or inadvisable to cause the registration statement (or such filings) to become effective or to promptly amend or supplement the registration statement on a post effective basis, as applicable. The Company may delay or suspend the effectiveness of a Demand Registration or Shelf Registration Statement pursuant to this Section 1(f)(i) only once in any twelve (12)-month period (for avoidance of doubt, in addition to the Company’s rights and obligations under Section 4(a)(vi)) unless additional delays or suspensions are approved by the Sponsor Investors.
Public Offering The Company is advised by you that the Underwriters propose to make a public offering of their respective portions of the Securities as soon after the Registration Statement and this Agreement have become effective as in your judgment is advisable. The Company is further advised by you that the Securities are to be offered to the public upon the terms set forth in the Prospectus.
Exempt Offering Assuming the accuracy of the Purchasers’ representations and warranties set forth in this Agreement, no registration under the Securities Act is required for the offer and sale of the Subordinated Notes by the Company to the Purchasers.