by and between
ICYNENE U.S. HOLDING, CORP.
Dated as of October 4, 2017
This VOTING AGREEMENT (this “Agreement”) is entered into as of October 4, 2017, between Icynene U.S. Holding, Corp., a Delaware corporation (“Parent”) and the undersigned (the “Stockholder”). WHEREAS, as of the date hereof, the Stockholder is the sole record and beneficial owner of and has the sole power to vote (or to direct the voting of) the number of shares of Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share (the “Common Shares”) of Lapolla Industries, Inc., a Delaware corporation, set forth opposite the Stockholder’s name on Schedule I hereto (such Common Shares, together with any other shares of the Company (“Shares”) the voting power of which is acquired by such Stockholder during the period from the date hereof through the date on which this Agreement is terminated in accordance with its terms (such period, the “Voting Period”), are collectively referred to herein as the “Subject Shares”); WHEREAS, the Company, Parent, Blaze Merger Sub Inc., a Delaware corporation and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Parent (“Merger Sub”) are concurrently entering into an agreement and plan of merger, dated as of the date hereof (as amended from time to time, the “Merger Agreement”), pursuant to which Merger Sub shall be merged with and into the Company, with the Company continuing as the surviving corporation thereafter (the “Merger”);
WHEREAS, the adoption of the Merger Agreement requires the written consent or affirmative vote of the holders of a majority in voting power of the Common Shares, entitled to vote thereon; and
WHEREAS, as an inducement to Parent’s willingness to enter into the Merger Agreement and consummate the transactions contemplated thereby, transactions from which the Stockholder believes it will derive substantial benefits through its ownership interest in the Company, the Stockholder is entering into this Agreement.
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the foregoing and the respective representations, warranties, covenants and agreements set forth herein, the parties agree as follows:
SECTION 1.1 Capitalized Terms. For purposes of this Agreement, capitalized terms used and not defined herein shall have the respective meanings ascribed to them in the Merger Agreement.
SECTION 2.1 Agreement to Vote.
(a) The Stockholder hereby agrees that, immediately following the execution and delivery of this Agreement and the Merger Agreement, such Stockholders will execute and deliver to the Company a written consent in the form of Exhibit A hereto (a “Written Consent”). The Written Consent shall be coupled with an interest and shall be irrevocable.
(b) The Stockholder hereby agrees that, during the Voting Period, and at any duly called meeting of the stockholders of the Company (or any adjournment or postponement thereof), or in any other circumstances (including action by written consent of stockholders in lieu of a meeting) upon which a vote, adoption or other approval or consent with respect to the adoption of the Merger Agreement or the approval of the Merger and any of the transactions contemplated thereby is sought, the Stockholder shall, if a meeting is held, appear at the meeting, in person or by proxy, and shall provide a written consent or vote (or cause to be voted), in person or by proxy, all its Subject Shares, in each case (i) in favor of (A) any proposal to adopt and approve or reapprove the Merger Agreement and the transactions contemplated thereby and (B) waiving any notice that may have been or may be required relating to the Merger or any of the other transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement or this Agreement, and (ii) against (X) any action or agreement that would reasonably be expected to prevent or materially delay the consummation of the Merger or any other transactions contemplated by this Agreement or the Merger Agreement, (Y) any Acquisition Proposal or Acquisition Inquiry and any action in furtherance of any such Acquisition Proposal or Acquisition Inquiry and (Z) any action, proposal, transaction or agreement that, to the knowledge of the Stockholder, would reasonably be expected to result in a material breach of any covenant, representation or warranty or any other obligation or agreement of the Stockholder or the Company under this Agreement or the Merger Agreement.
SECTION 2.2 Grant of Irrevocable Proxy. The Stockholder hereby appoints Parent and any designee of Parent, and each of them individually, as the Stockholder’s proxy, with full power of substitution and resubstitution, to vote, including by executing written consents, during the Voting Period with respect to any and all of the Subject Shares on the matters and in the manner specified in Section 2.1; provided, however, that the Stockholders’ grant of the proxy contemplated by this Section 2.2 shall be effective with respect to Section 2.1(a) if, and only if, the Stockholder does not deliver the Written Consent immediately following the execution and delivery of this Agreement. The Stockholder shall take all further action or execute such other instruments as may be necessary to effectuate the intent of any such proxy. The Stockholder affirms that the irrevocable proxy given by it hereby with respect to the Merger Agreement and the transactions contemplated thereby is given to Parent by the Stockholder to secure the performance of the obligations of the Stockholder under this Agreement. It is agreed that Parent (and its officers on behalf of Parent) will use the irrevocable proxy that is granted by the Stockholder hereby only in accordance with applicable Law and that, to the extent Parent (and its officers on behalf of Parent) uses such irrevocable proxy, it will only vote (or sign written consents in respect of) the Subject Shares subject to such irrevocable proxy with respect to the matters specified in, and in accordance with the provisions of, Section 2.1.
SECTION 2.3 Nature of Irrevocable Proxy. The proxy granted pursuant to Section 2.2 to Parent by the Stockholder shall be irrevocable during the term of this Agreement, shall be deemed to be coupled with an interest sufficient in law to support an irrevocable proxy and shall revoke any and all prior proxies or powers of attorney granted by the Stockholder and no subsequent proxy or power of attorney shall be given or written consent executed (and if given or executed, shall not be effective) by the Stockholder with respect thereto. The proxy that may be granted hereunder shall terminate upon the termination of this Agreement, but shall survive the death or incapacity of the Stockholder and any obligation of the Stockholder under this Agreement shall be binding upon the heirs, personal representatives and successors of the Stockholder.
SECTION 2.4 Additional Consideration. If the Merger is consummated, the Stockholder will not receive, whether under this Agreement or otherwise, any consideration additional to or in lieu of the Merger Consideration in respect of the acquisition of any Common Shares held or controlled by it or its Affiliates. If the Merger is not consummated, neither the Stockholder nor any of its Affiliates will receive a break-fee or similar payment, whether under this Agreement or otherwise.
SECTION 3.1 Subject Shares.
(a)The Stockholder agrees that (i) from the date hereof until the Effective Time, it shall not, and shall not commit or agree to, without Parent’s prior written consent, directly or indirectly, whether by merger, consolidation or otherwise, offer for sale, sell (including short sales), transfer, tender, pledge, encumber, assign or otherwise dispose of (including by gift or by operation of law) (collectively, a “Transfer”), or enter into any contract, option, derivative, hedging or other agreement or arrangement or understanding (including any profit-sharing arrangement) with respect to, or consent to or permit, a Transfer of, any or all of the Subject Shares or any interest therein; and (ii) during the Voting Period, it shall not, and shall not commit or agree to, without Parent’s prior written consent, (A) grant any proxies or powers of attorney with respect to any or all of the Subject Shares or agree to vote (or sign written consents in respect of) the Subject Shares on any matter or divest itself of any voting rights in the Subject Shares, (B) take any action that would have the effect of preventing or disabling the Stockholder from performing its obligations under this Agreement, or (C) exercise any of its Options. The Stockholder agrees that any Transfer of Subject Shares not permitted hereby shall be null and void and that any such prohibited Transfer shall be enjoined. If any involuntary transfer of any Subject Shares covered hereby shall occur (including, but not limited to, a sale by the Stockholder’s trustee in bankruptcy, or a sale to a purchaser at any creditor’s or court sale), the transferee (which term, as used herein, shall include any and all transferees and subsequent transferees of the initial transferee) shall take and hold such Subject Shares subject to all of the restrictions, liabilities and rights under this Agreement, which shall continue in full force and effect.
(b)In the event of a stock dividend or distribution, or any change in the Subject Shares by reason of any stock dividend or distribution, split-up, recapitalization, combination, conversion, exchange of shares or the like, the term “Subject Shares” shall be deemed to refer to and include the Subject Shares as well as all such stock dividends and distributions and any securities into which or for which any or all of the Subject Shares may be changed or exchanged or which are received in such transaction. The Stockholder further agrees that, in the event Stockholder purchases or otherwise acquires beneficial or record ownership of or an interest in, or acquires the right to vote or share in the voting of, any additional Shares, in each case after the execution of this Agreement, the Stockholder shall deliver promptly to Parent written notice of such event, which notice shall state the number of additional Shares so acquired. The Stockholder agrees that any such additional Shares shall be subject to the terms of this Agreement, including all covenants, agreements, obligations, representations and warranties set forth herein as if those additional shares were owned by the Stockholder on the date of this Agreement.
SECTION 3.2 Stockholder’s Capacity. All agreements and understandings made herein shall be made solely in the Stockholder’s capacity as a holder of the Subject Shares and not in any other capacity.
SECTION 3.3 Other Offers. Except to the extent the Company is permitted to take such action pursuant to the Merger Agreement, neither the Stockholder (in the Stockholder’s capacity as such), shall, nor shall the Stockholder authorize or permit any of its Representatives to, take any of the following actions: (i) solicit, initiate, encourage or knowingly facilitate an Acquisition Proposal or Acquisition Inquiry, (ii) furnish any non-public information regarding the Company to any Person in connection with or in response to an Acquisition Proposal or Acquisition Inquiry, (iii) engage in, enter into, continue or otherwise participate in any discussions or negotiations with any Person with respect to, or otherwise knowingly cooperate in any way with any person (or any representative thereof) with respect to, any Acquisition Proposal or Acquisition Inquiry, (iv) approve, endorse or recommend or propose to approve, endorse or recommend, any Acquisition Proposal or (v) enter into any letter of intent or similar document or any Contract contemplating, approving, endorsing or recommending or proposing to approve, endorse or recommend, any Acquisition Transaction or accepting any Acquisition Proposal; provided, however, that none of the foregoing restrictions shall apply to the Stockholder’s and its Representatives’ interactions with Parent, Sub and their respective subsidiaries and representatives. Without limiting the foregoing, it is understood that any violation of the foregoing restrictions by any Representatives of the Stockholder shall be deemed to be a breach of this Section 3.3 by the Stockholder. The Stockholder shall, and shall use reasonable best efforts to cause its Representatives to, immediately cease any and all existing discussions or negotiations with any Persons conducted heretofore with respect to any Acquisition Proposal or Acquisition Inquiry.
SECTION 3.4 Communications. During the Voting Period, the Stockholder shall not, and shall use its reasonable best efforts to cause its Representatives, if any, not to, directly or indirectly, make any press release, public announcement or other public communication that criticizes or disparages this Agreement or the Merger Agreement or any of the transactions contemplated hereby and thereby, without the prior written consent of Parent, provided that the foregoing shall not limit or affect any actions taken by the Stockholder (or any affiliated officer or director of the Company) that would be permitted to be taken by the Company pursuant to the Merger Agreement. The Stockholder hereby (i) consents to and authorizes the publication and disclosure by Parent, Merger Sub and the Company (including in any publicly filed documents relating to the Merger or any transaction contemplated by the Merger Agreement) of: (a) the Stockholder’s identity; (b) the Stockholder’s beneficial ownership of the Subject Shares; and (c) the nature of the Stockholder’s commitments, arrangements and understandings under this Agreement, and any other information that Parent, Merger Sub or the Company determines to be necessary in any SEC disclosure document in connection with the Merger or any transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement and (ii) agrees as promptly as practicable to notify Parent, Merger Sub and the Company of any required corrections with respect to any written information supplied by the Stockholder specifically for use in any such disclosure document.
SECTION 3.5 Voting Trusts. The Stockholder agrees that it will not, nor will it permit any entity under its control to, deposit any of its Subject Shares in a voting trust or subject any of its Subject Shares to any arrangement with respect to the voting of such Subject Shares other than as provided herein.
SECTION 3.6 Waiver of Appraisal Rights. The Stockholder hereby irrevocably and unconditionally waives, and agrees not to assert, exercise or perfect (or attempt to exercise, assert or perfect) any rights of appraisal or rights to dissent from the Merger or quasi-appraisal rights that it may at any time have under applicable Law, including Section 262 of the DGCL. The Stockholder agrees not to commence, join in, facilitate, assist or encourage, and agrees to take all actions necessary to opt out of any class in any class action with respect to, any claim, derivative or otherwise, against Parent, the Company or any of their respective successors, directors or officers, (a) challenging the validity, binding nature or enforceability of, or seeking to enjoin the operation of, this Agreement or the Merger Agreement, or (b) alleging a breach of any fiduciary duty of any Person in connection with the evaluation, negotiation, entry into or consummation of the Merger Agreement.
REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF STOCKHOLDER
The Stockholder hereby represents and warrants to Parent as follows:
SECTION 4.1 Due Authorization, etc. The Stockholder is a natural person. The Stockholder has all necessary power and authority to execute and deliver this Agreement and to consummate the transactions contemplated hereby. The execution and delivery of this Agreement and the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby by the Stockholder have been duly authorized by all necessary action on the part of the Stockholder and no other proceedings on the part of the Stockholder are necessary to authorize this Agreement, or to consummate the transactions contemplated hereby. This Agreement
has been duly executed and delivered by the Stockholder and (assuming the due authorization, execution and delivery by Parent)
constitutes a valid and binding obligation of the Stockholder, enforceable against the Stockholder in accordance with its terms, except to the extent enforcement is limited by bankruptcy, insolvency, fraudulent transfer, reorganization, moratorium and similar Laws of general applicability relating to or affecting creditors’ rights and by general equitable principles.
SECTION 4.2 Ownership of Shares. Schedule I hereto sets forth opposite the Stockholder’s name the Shares over which the Stockholder has sole record and beneficial ownership as of the date hereof. As of the date hereof, the Stockholder is the lawful owner of the Shares denoted as being owned by the Stockholder on Schedule I hereto, has the sole power to vote or cause to be voted such Shares and has the sole power to dispose of or cause to be disposed such Shares. The Stockholder has good and valid title to the Shares denoted as being owned by the Stockholder on Schedule I hereto, free and clear of any and all pledges, mortgages, liens, charges, proxies, voting agreements, encumbrances, adverse claims, options, security interests and demands of any nature or kind whatsoever, other than (i) those created by this Agreement, or (ii) those existing under applicable securities laws.
SECTION 4.3 No Conflicts. (a) No filing with any Governmental Entity, and no authorization, consent or approval of any other person is necessary for the execution of this Agreement by the Stockholder and (b) none of the execution and delivery of this Agreement by the Stockholder, the consummation by the Stockholder of the transactions contemplated hereby or compliance by the Stockholder with any of the provisions hereof shall (i) conflict with or result in any breach of the organizational documents of the Stockholder, (ii) result in, or give rise to, a violation or breach of or a default under any of the terms of any material contract, understanding, agreement or other instrument or obligation to which the Stockholder is a party or by which the Stockholder or any of the Subject Shares or its assets may be bound or (iii) violate any applicable order, writ, injunction, decree, judgment, statute, rule or regulation, except for any of the foregoing as would not reasonably be expected to impair the Stockholder’s ability to perform its obligations under this Agreement.
SECTION 4.4 Finder’s Fees. No investment banker, broker, finder or other intermediary is entitled to a fee or commission from Parent, Merger Sub or the Company in respect of this Agreement based upon any Contract made by or on behalf of the Stockholder, solely in the Stockholder’s capacity as a stockholder of the Company.
SECTION 4.5 No Litigation. As of the date of this Agreement, there is no Proceeding pending or, to the knowledge of the Stockholder, threatened against the Stockholder that would reasonably be expected to impair the ability of the Stockholder to perform its obligations hereunder or consummate the transactions contemplated hereby.
REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF PARENT
Parent hereby represents and warrants to the Stockholder as follows:
SECTION 5.1 Due Organization, etc. Parent is a Delaware corporation duly organized, validly existing and in good standing under the Laws of the State of Delaware. Parent has all necessary corporate power and authority to execute and deliver this Agreement and to consummate the transactions contemplated hereby. The execution and delivery of this Agreement and the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby by Parent have been duly authorized by all necessary action on the part of Parent and no other proceedings on the part of Parent are necessary to authorize this Agreement, or to consummate the transactions contemplated hereby. This Agreement has been duly executed and delivered by Parent and (assuming the due authorization, execution and delivery by the Stockholder) constitutes a valid and binding obligation of Parent, enforceable against Parent in accordance with its terms, except to the extent enforcement is limited by bankruptcy, insolvency, fraudulent transfer, reorganization, moratorium and similar Laws of general applicability relating to or affecting creditors’ rights and by general equitable principles.
SECTION 5.2 No Conflicts. (a) No filing with any Governmental Entity, and no authorization, consent or approval of any other person is necessary for the execution of this Agreement by Parent and (b) none of the execution and delivery of this Agreement by Parent, the consummation by Parent of the transactions contemplated hereby or compliance by Parent with any of the provisions hereof shall (i) conflict with or result in any breach of the organizational documents of Parent, (ii) result in, or give rise to, a violation or breach of or a default under any of the terms of any material contract, understanding, agreement or other instrument or obligation to which Parent is a party or by which Parent or any of its assets may be bound or (iii) violate any applicable order, writ, injunction, decree, judgment, statute, rule or regulation, except for any of the foregoing as would not reasonably be expected to materially impair Parent’s ability to perform its obligations under this Agreement.
SECTION 5.3 Voting Agreements. In connection with the Merger, certain stockholders of the Company have executed a voting agreement with Parent which contains substantially similar terms and provisions as those contained in this Agreement.
SECTION 6.1 Termination. This Agreement shall automatically terminate, and neither Parent nor the Stockholder shall have any rights or obligations hereunder and this Agreement shall become null and void and have no effect upon the earliest to occur of: (a) the mutual written consent of Parent and the Stockholder; (b) the Effective Time; (c) the termination of the Merger Agreement in accordance with its terms; or (d) the time of any material modification, waiver or amendment of the Merger Agreement that reduces or changes the form of the Merger Consideration pursuant to the Merger Agreement as in effect on the date hereof or which is otherwise adverse to the Stockholder in any material respect, in each case, without the prior written consent of the Stockholder. The parties acknowledge that upon termination of this Agreement as permitted under and in accordance with the terms of this Article VI, no party to this Agreement shall have the right to recover any claim with respect to any losses suffered by such party in connection with such termination, except that, subject to Section 7.12, the termination of this Agreement shall not relieve either party to this Agreement from liability for such party’s intentional breach of any terms of this Agreement. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, the provisions of this Article VI and Article VII shall survive the termination of this Agreement.
SECTION 7.1 Further Actions. Subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement, the Stockholder agrees to take any all actions and to do all things reasonably necessary or appropriate to effectuate this Agreement.
SECTION 7.2 Fees and Expenses. Except as otherwise specifically provided herein, each party shall bear its own expenses in connection with this Agreement and the transactions contemplated hereby.
SECTION 7.3 Amendments, Waivers, etc. This Agreement may not be amended except by an instrument in writing signed by the parties hereto and specifically referencing this Agreement. At any time prior to Effective Time, any party hereto may (a) extend the time for the performance of any of the obligations or other acts of the other parties hereto, (b) waive any inaccuracies in the representations and warranties contained herein or in any document delivered pursuant hereto and (c) subject to the requirements of applicable Law, waive compliance with any of the agreements or conditions contained herein. Any such extension or waiver shall be valid if set forth in an instrument in writing signed by the party or parties to be bound thereby and specifically referencing this Agreement. The failure of any party to assert any rights or remedies shall not constitute a waiver of such rights or remedies.
SECTION 7.4 Notices. Any notice, request, instruction or other document required to be given hereunder shall be sufficient if in writing, and sent by confirmed facsimile or electronic mail transmission of a “portable document format” (“.pdf”) attachment (provided that any notice received by facsimile or electronic mail transmission or otherwise at the addressee’s location on any business day after 5:00 p.m. (addressee’s local time) shall be deemed to have been received at 9:00 a.m. (addressee’s local time) on the next business day), by reliable overnight delivery service (with proof of service), hand delivery or certified or registered mail (return receipt requested and first-class postage prepaid), addressed as follows:
If to Parent, to
c/o Icynene U.S. Holding Corp.
6747 Campobello Road
Attention: Mark Sarvary
Facsimile: (905) 363-0103
with a copy to (which shall not constitute notice):
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
787 Seventh Avenue
Attention: Neil W. Townsend
Facsimile: (212) 728-8111
If to the Stockholder:
20 Academy Lane
Demarest, NJ 07627
or to such other person or address as any party shall specify by written notice so given, and such notice shall be deemed to have been delivered as of the date so telecommunicated, personally delivered or mailed. Any party to this Agreement may notify any other party of any changes to the address or any of the other details specified in this paragraph; provided that such notification shall only be effective on the date specified in such notice or five (5) business days after the notice is given, whichever is later. Rejection or other refusal to accept or the inability to deliver because of changed address of which no notice was given shall be deemed to be receipt of the notice as of the date of such rejection, refusal or inability to deliver.
SECTION 7.5 Headings. Headings of the Articles and Sections of this Agreement are for convenience of the parties only, and shall be given no substantive or interpretive effect whatsoever.
SECTION 7.6 Severability. The provisions of this Agreement shall be deemed severable and the invalidity or unenforceability of any provision shall not affect the validity or enforceability of the other provisions hereof. If any provision of this Agreement, or the application of such provision to any person or any circumstance, is invalid or unenforceable (a) a suitable and equitable provision shall be substituted therefor in order to carry out, so far as may be valid and enforceable, the intent and purpose of such invalid or unenforceable provision and (b) the remainder of this Agreement and the application of such provision to other persons or circumstances shall not be affected by such invalidity or unenforceability, nor shall such invalidity or unenforceability affect the validity or enforceability of such provision, or the application of such provision, in any other jurisdiction.
SECTION 7.7 Entire Agreement; Assignment. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement, and supersedes all other prior agreements and understandings, both written and oral, between the parties, or any of them, with respect to the subject matter hereof. Neither this Agreement nor any of the rights, interests or obligations hereunder shall be assigned by any of the parties hereto (whether by operation of law or otherwise) without the prior written consent of the other parties, except that without consent Parent may assign all or any of its rights and obligations hereunder to any of its Affiliates that assume the rights and obligations of Parent under the Merger Agreement. Subject to the preceding two sentences, this Agreement will be binding upon, inure to the benefit of and be enforceable by the parties hereto and their respective successors and permitted assigns. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary set forth herein, the Stockholder agrees that this Agreement and the obligations hereunder shall be binding upon any Person to which record or beneficial ownership of the Stockholder’s Subject Shares shall pass, whether by operation or law or otherwise, including the Stockholder’s heirs, guardians, administrators or successors and assigns, and the Stockholder agrees to take all actions necessary to effect the foregoing.
SECTION 7.8 Parties in Interest. This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure solely to the benefit of each party hereto, and nothing in this Agreement, express or implied, is intended to or shall confer upon any other Person any rights, benefits or remedies of any nature whatsoever under or by reason of this Agreement, including, without limitation, the right to rely upon the representations and warranties set forth herein. The representations and warranties in this Agreement are the product of negotiations among the parties hereto and are for the sole benefit of the parties hereto. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Company shall be an express third party beneficiary solely of the provisions of Section 3.4 hereof. Any inaccuracies in such representations and warranties are subject to waiver by the parties hereto in accordance with Section 7.3 without notice or liability to any other person. In some instances, the representations and warranties in this Agreement may represent an allocation among the parties hereto of risks associated with particular matters regardless of the knowledge of any of the parties hereto. Consequently, persons other than the parties hereto may not rely upon the representations and warranties in this Agreement as characterizations of actual facts or circumstances as of the date of this Agreement or as of any other date (except the Company solely with respect to Section 3.4 hereof).
SECTION 7.9 Interpretation. When a reference is made in this Agreement to an Article or Section, such reference shall be to an Article or Section of this Agreement unless otherwise indicated. Whenever the words “include,” “includes” or “including” are used in this Agreement, they shall be deemed to be followed by the words “without limitation.” The words “hereof,” “herein” and “hereunder” and words of similar import when used in this Agreement shall refer to this Agreement as a whole and not to any particular provision of this Agreement. All terms defined in this Agreement shall have the defined meanings when used in any certificate or other document made or delivered pursuant thereto unless otherwise defined therein. The definitions contained in this Agreement are applicable to the singular as well as the plural forms of such terms and to the masculine as well as to the feminine and neuter genders of such term. Any agreement, instrument or statute defined or referred to herein or in any agreement or instrument that is referred to herein means such agreement, instrument or statute as from time to time amended, modified or supplemented in accordance with the terms hereof, including (in the case of agreements or instruments) by waiver or consent and (in the case of statutes) by succession of comparable successor statutes and references to all attachments thereto and instruments incorporated therein. References to a person are also to its permitted successors and assigns. Each of the parties has participated in the drafting and negotiation of this Agreement. If an ambiguity or question of intent or interpretation arises, this Agreement must be construed as if drafted by all the parties and no presumption or burden of proof shall arise favoring or disfavoring any party by virtue of authorship of any of the provisions of this Agreement. References to dollars of “US$” are to the official currency of the United States of America. This Agreement shall be construed without regard to any presumption or rule requiring construction or interpretation against the party drafting or causing any instrument to be drafted.
SECTION 7.10 Governing Law. THIS AGREEMENT AND ALL QUESTIONS RELATING TO THE INTERPRETATION OR ENFORCEMENT OF THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE DEEMED TO BE MADE IN AND IN ALL RESPECTS SHALL BE INTERPRETED, CONSTRUED AND GOVERNED BY AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAW OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE WITHOUT REGARD TO THE CONFLICTS OF LAW PRINCIPLES THEREOF TO THE EXTENT THAT SUCH PRINCIPLES WOULD DIRECT A MATTER TO ANOTHER JURISDICTION.
SECTION 7.11 Specific Performance. The Stockholder acknowledges that any breach of this Agreement would give rise to irreparable harm for which monetary damages would not be an adequate remedy and each of the Company and Parent shall be entitled to a decree of specific performance and to temporary, preliminary and permanent injunctive relief to prevent breaches or threatened breaches of any of the provisions of this Agreement, without the necessity of proving the inadequacy of monetary damages as a remedy, which shall be the sole and exclusive remedy for any such breach.
SECTION 7.12 Submission to Jurisdiction. The parties hereby irrevocably submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction of the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware, or, if the Chancery Court declines jurisdiction, the United States District Court for the District of Delaware or the courts of the State of Delaware solely in respect of the interpretation and enforcement of the provisions of this Agreement and hereby waive, and agree not to assert, as a defense in any action, suit or proceeding for the interpretation or enforcement hereof, that it is not subject thereto or that such action, suit or proceeding may not be brought or is not maintainable in said courts or that the venue thereof may not be appropriate or that this Agreement may not be enforced in or by such courts, and the parties hereto irrevocably agree that all claims relating to such action, suit or proceeding shall be heard and determined in such courts. The parties hereby consent to and grant any such court jurisdiction over the person of such parties and, to the extent permitted by law, over the subject matter of such dispute and agree that mailing of process or other papers in connection with any such action or proceeding in the manner provided in Section 7.4 or in such other manner as may be permitted by Law shall be valid and sufficient service thereof.
SECTION 7.13 Waiver of Jury Trial. EACH PARTY ACKNOWLEDGES AND AGREES THAT ANY CONTROVERSY WHICH MAY ARISE UNDER THIS AGREEMENT IS LIKELY TO INVOLVE COMPLICATED AND DIFFICULT ISSUES, AND THEREFORE EACH SUCH PARTY HEREBY IRREVOCABLY AND UNCONDITIONALLY WAIVES ANY RIGHT SUCH PARTY MAY HAVE TO A TRIAL BY JURY IN RESPECT OF ANY LITIGATION DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT OR THE TRANSACTIONS CONTEMPLATED BY THIS AGREEMENT. EACH PARTY CERTIFIES AND ACKNOWLEDGES THAT (i) NO REPRESENTATIVE, AGENT OR ATTORNEY OF ANY OTHER PARTY HAS REPRESENTED, EXPRESSLY OR OTHERWISE, THAT SUCH OTHER PARTY WOULD NOT, IN THE EVENT OF LITIGATION, SEEK TO ENFORCE THE FOREGOING WAIVER, (ii) EACH PARTY UNDERSTANDS AND HAS CONSIDERED THE IMPLICATIONS OF THIS WAIVER, (iii) EACH PARTY MAKES THIS WAIVER VOLUNTARILY, AND (iv) EACH PARTY HAS BEEN INDUCED TO ENTER INTO THIS AGREEMENT BY, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THE MUTUAL WAIVERS AND CERTIFICATIONS IN THIS SECTION 7.13.
SECTION 7.14 Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in two or more counterparts (including by facsimile transmission or other means of electronic transmission, such as by electronic mail in “pdf” form), each of which shall be an original, with the same effect as if the signatures thereto and hereto were upon the same instrument, and shall become effective when one or more counterparts have been signed by each of the parties and delivered (by facsimile or otherwise) to the other parties.
SECTION 7.15 Relationship of the Parties. This Agreement has been negotiated on an arm’s length basis between the parties and is not intended to create a partnership, joint venture or agency relationship between the parties.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, Parent and the Stockholder have caused this Agreement to be duly executed as of the day and year first above written.
ICYNENE U.S. HOLDING, CORP.
/s/ Greg Long
Name: Greg Long
Title: Vice President and Secretary
/s/ Jay Nadel
IN LIEU OF A
MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS
October 4, 2017
The undersigned (the “Stockholders”), being the holders of a majority of the issued and outstanding shares of capital stock of Lapolla Industries, Inc., a Delaware corporation, (the “Company”), acting pursuant to Section 228(a) and Section 251 of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware (the “DGCL”), do hereby irrevocably consent to the adoption of the following resolutions in lieu of a meeting:
WHEREAS, the Company has entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of October 4, 2017 (the “Merger Agreement”), by and among the Company, Icynene U.S. Holding Corp. (“Parent”) and Blaze Merger Sub Inc. (“Sub”), a copy of which has been provided to the undersigned Stockholders and is attached hereto as Exhibit A (capitalized terms used herein without definition shall have the respective meaning ascribed to them in the Merger Agreement);
WHEREAS, pursuant to the Merger Agreement, Sub will be merged with and into the Company (the “Merger”), with the Company continuing as the surviving corporation of the Merger, upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Merger Agreement;
WHEREAS, pursuant to the Merger Agreement, at the effective time of the Merger (the “Effective Time”), (i) each share of common stock of the Company (“Company Common Stock”) issued and outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Time (other than (x) shares of Company Common Stock that are directly owned by the Company, Parent, Sub or any other wholly owned Subsidiary of Parent and (y) any Dissenting Company Shares) will be converted into the right to receive $1.03 in cash, without interest (the “Merger Consideration”), and (ii) each outstanding Option will be canceled and converted into a right to receive an amount in cash, without interest, equal to the excess, if any, of the Merger Consideration over the per share exercise price of such Option, without interest;
WHEREAS, the board of directors of the Company (the “Board”) has received the opinion of Houlihan Lokey Capital, Inc., dated October 4, 2017, addressed to the Board, to the effect that, as of such date, the Merger Consideration to be received by holders of the Company Common Stock pursuant to the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Merger Agreement is fair, from a financial point of view to such holders;
WHEREAS, the Board, by unanimous vote of all of the directors, has (i) determined that it is in the best interests of the Company and its stockholders, and declared it advisable, to enter into the Merger Agreement and to consummate the transactions contemplated thereby, including the Merger, (ii) approved the Merger Agreement and the execution, delivery and performance thereof and the consummation of the transactions contemplated thereby, including the Merger, upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Merger Agreement, and (iii) subject to Section 7.3 of the Merger Agreement, resolved to recommend the adoption of the Merger Agreement and the approval of the transactions contemplated thereby, including the Merger, by the holders of the shares of the Company Common Stock, upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth therein;
WHEREAS, the affirmative vote in favor of the adoption of the Merger Agreement by a majority of the votes entitled to be cast thereon by the stockholders of the Company is required pursuant to Section 251 of the DGCL; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to the Merger Agreement and in accordance with Section 251(d) of the DGCL, the Board has the power to terminate the Merger Agreement under certain circumstances after the Company Stockholder Approval is obtained by this written consent, upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Merger Agreement; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, that the Merger Agreement and the transactions contemplated thereby, including the Merger, are hereby adopted and approved in all respects, and that each of the undersigned Stockholders hereby votes all of the shares of capital stock of the Company held by such Stockholder and entitled to vote thereon in favor of the adoption and approval of the Merger Agreement and the transactions contemplated thereby, including the Merger; provided, however, that this written consent shall be of no further force or effect following any termination of the Merger Agreement in accordance with its terms (including, without limitation, pursuant to Section 9.1(f) thereof);
FURTHER RESOLVED, that each of the undersigned Stockholders hereby waives any and all irregularities of notice, with respect to the time and place of meeting, and consents to the transaction of all business represented by this written consent; and
FURTHER RESOLVED, that this written consent may be executed in two or more counterparts, each of which when so executed shall be an original, and all such counterparts shall together constitute one and the same instrument, and signatures to this written consent transmitted by facsimile or PDF copy shall be deemed original signatures for all purposes, and such execution and transmission shall be considered valid, binding and effective for all purposes.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has executed this consent on the dates below.
Dated: October 4, 2017
JARE INVESTMENT LLC
Dated: October 4, 2017
JAY C. NADEL
Dated: October 4, 2017
Ownership of Common Shares
Name and Address of Stockholder
Number of Common Shares
20 Academy Lane
Demarest, NJ 07627