AGREEMENT AND PLAN OF MERGER THIS AGREEMENT AND PLAN OF MERGER (the "Agreement") is made and entered into as of February 20, 2001, by and between GOLDEN ISLES FINANCIAL HOLDINGS, INC. ("TARGET"), a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of Georgia, with its principal office located on St. Xxxxxx Island, Georgia, and ABC BANCORP ("PURCHASER"), a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of Georgia, with its principal office located in Moultrie, Georgia. Preamble -------- Certain terms used in this Agreement are defined in Section 10.1 hereof. The Boards of Directors of TARGET and PURCHASER are of the opinion that the transactions described herein are in the best interests of TARGET and PURCHASER and their respective shareholders. This Agreement provides for the combination of TARGET with PURCHASER pursuant to the merger of TARGET with and into PURCHASER, as a result of which the outstanding shares of the capital stock of TARGET shall be converted into the right to receive cash and shares of the common stock of PURCHASER (except as provided herein), and the shareholders of TARGET shall become shareholders of PURCHASER (except as provided herein). The transactions described in this Agreement are subject to the approvals of the shareholders of TARGET, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance and the satisfaction of certain other conditions described in this Agreement. It is the intention of the parties to this Agreement that the Merger for federal income tax purposes shall qualify as a "reorganization" within the meaning of Section 368(a) of the Internal Revenue Code. Simultaneous with the Closing of the Merger, The First Bank of Brunswick, a wholly-owned Georgia state bank subsidiary of TARGET, will be operated as a separate subsidiary of PURCHASER.
Termination of Merger Agreement This Agreement shall be binding upon each party upon such party’s execution and delivery of this Agreement, but this Agreement shall only become effective upon the Closing. In the event that the Merger Agreement is validly terminated in accordance with its terms prior to the Closing, this Agreement shall automatically terminate and become null and void and be of no further force or effect, and the parties shall have no obligations hereunder.
Plan of Merger This Article I and Article II and, solely to the extent necessary under the NCBCA, the other provisions of this Agreement shall constitute a “plan of merger” for the purposes of the NCBCA, including Section 55-11-01 thereof.
AMENDMENT OF AGREEMENT; MERGER The General Partner’s consent shall be required for any amendment to this Agreement. The General Partner, without the consent of the Limited Partners, may amend this Agreement in any respect or merge or consolidate the Partnership with or into any other partnership or business entity (as defined in Section 17-211 of the Act) in a transaction pursuant to Section 7.1(b), (c) or (d) hereof; provided, however, that the following amendments and any other merger or consolidation of the Partnership shall require the consent of the holders of a majority of the Partnership Units (excluding the Partnership Units held by the General Partner or an Affiliate thereof):
Amendments to Merger Agreement The Merger Agreement is hereby amended as follows:
Merger Agreement The term "Merger Agreement" shall have the meaning set forth in the preface.
Transactions and Terms of Merger 1 1.1 Merger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1.2 Time and Place of Closing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 1.3
Amendment and Restatement of Prior Agreement The Prior Agreement is hereby amended in its entirety and restated herein. Such amendment and restatement is effective upon the execution of the Agreement by the Company and the holders of a majority in interest of the Registrable Securities held by the Prior Investors outstanding as of the date of this Agreement. Upon such execution, all provisions of, rights granted and covenants made in the Prior Agreement are hereby waived, released and superseded in their entirety and shall have no further force or effect, including, without limitation, all rights of first refusal and any notice period associated therewith otherwise applicable to the transactions contemplated by the Purchase Agreement. Each of the Prior Investors acknowledge and agree that the execution and delivery by the Company of this Agreement, the Purchase Agreement and the additional Related Agreements and the performance by the Company of its obligations thereunder do not constitute a default under the provisions of the Prior Agreement.
Entire Agreement; Amendment and Waiver This Agreement and the agreements attached as Exhibits hereto constitute the entire understandings of the parties hereto and supersede all prior agreements or understandings with respect to the subject matter hereof among such parties. This Agreement may be amended, and the observance of any term of this Agreement may be waived, with (and only with) the written consent of the Company and the Investor.
Contents of Agreement; Amendment and Assignment (a) This Agreement sets forth the entire understanding between the parties hereto with respect to the subject matter hereof and cannot be changed, modified, extended or terminated except upon written amendment approved by the Board and executed on its behalf by a duly authorized officer and by Executive.