Amended And Restated

NATERA, INC. AMENDED AND RESTATED INVESTORS RIGHTS AGREEMENT February 20, 2013


Exhibit 4.2

 

NATERA, INC.

 

AMENDED AND RESTATED INVESTORS’ RIGHTS AGREEMENT

 

February 20, 2013

 



 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

 

Page

 

 

 

1.

Restrictions on Transfer

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2.

Registration Rights

3

 

2.1

Definitions

3

 

2.2

Request for Registration

4

 

2.3

Company Registration

5

 

2.4

Form S-3 Registration

7

 

2.5

Obligations of the Company

8

 

2.6

Information from Holder

10

 

2.7

Expenses of Registration

10

 

2.8

Delay of Registration

10

 

2.9

Indemnification

10

 

2.10

Reports Under the 1934 Act

12

 

2.11

Assignment of Registration Rights

13

 

2.12

Limitations on Subsequent Registration Rights

13

 

2.13

“Market Stand-Off” Agreement

13

 

2.14

Termination of Registration Rights

14

 

 

 

3.

Covenants of the Company

15

 

3.1

Delivery of Financial Statements

15

 

3.2

Inspection

15

 

3.3

Termination of Information and Inspection Covenants

16

 

3.4

Right of First Offer

16

 

3.5

Observer Rights

18

 

3.6

Board Committees

19

 

3.7

Proprietary Information and Inventions Agreements; Consulting Agreements

19

 

3.8

Redemption Rights

19

 

3.9

Reservation of Common Stock

20

 

3.10

Stock Vesting

20

 

3.11

Corporate Opportunities and Information Use

20

 

3.12

D&O Insurance

20

 

3.13

Green Dot Corporation

20

 

3.14

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

21

 

3.15

Termination of Certain Covenants

21

 

 

 

4.

Miscellaneous

21

 

4.1

Successors and Assigns

21

 

4.2

Governing Law

21

 

4.3

Counterparts

21

 

4.4

Titles and Subtitles

21

 

4.5

Notices

22

 

4.6

Expenses

22

 

4.7

Entire Agreement; Amendments and Waivers

22

 

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4.8

Severability

22

 

4.9

Aggregation of Stock

23

 

4.10

Additional Investors

23

 

4.11

Amendment and Restatement of Prior Agreement

23

 

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AMENDED AND RESTATED INVESTORS’ RIGHTS AGREEMENT

 

THIS AMENDED AND RESTATED INVESTORS’ RIGHTS AGREEMENT (the “Agreement”) is made as of the 20th day of February, 2013, by and among Natera, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), and the investors listed on Schedule A hereto (each an “Investor” and together the “Investors”).

 

RECITALS

 

WHEREAS, certain of the Investors (the “Existing Investors”) hold shares of the Company’s Series A Preferred Stock, Series A-1 Preferred Stock, Series B Preferred Stock, and/or shares of Common Stock issued upon conversion thereof (the “Series A Preferred Stock,” “Series A-1 Preferred Stock,” and “Series B Preferred Stock” respectively) and possess registration rights, information rights, rights of first offer and other rights pursuant to an Amended and Restated Investors’ Rights Agreement dated as of December 19, 2008 by and among the Company and such Existing Investors (the “Prior Agreement”);

 

WHEREAS, the Prior Agreement may be amended, and any provision therein waived, with the consent of the Company and the holders of a majority of the outstanding Registrable Securities (as such term is defined in the Prior Agreement);

 

WHEREAS, the Existing Investors as holders of a majority of the outstanding Registrable Securities (as such term is defined in the Prior Agreement) of the Company desire to terminate the Prior Agreement and to accept the rights created pursuant hereto in lieu of the rights granted to them under the Prior Agreement; and

 

WHEREAS, certain Investors are parties to the Series E Preferred Stock Purchase Agreement of even date herewith by and among the Company and certain of the Investors (the “Series E Agreement”), which provides that as a condition to the closing of the sale of the Series E Preferred Stock (the “Series E Preferred Stock,” collectively with the Series A Preferred Stock, the Series A-1 Preferred Stock, the Series B Preferred Stock, the Series C Preferred Stock and the Series D Preferred Stock, the “Preferred Stock”), this Agreement must be executed and delivered by such Investors, Existing Investors holding a majority of the outstanding Registrable Securities (as such term is defined in the Prior Agreement) of the Company and the Company.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual promises and covenants set forth herein, the Existing Investors hereby agree that the Prior Agreement shall be superseded and replaced in its entirety by this Agreement, and the parties hereto further agree as follows:

 

1.                                      Restrictions on Transfer.

 

(a)                                 Each Holder agrees not to make any disposition of all or any portion of the Shares or Registrable Securities unless and until:

 



 

(i)                                     there is then in effect a registration statement under the Act covering such proposed disposition and such disposition is made in accordance with such registration statement; or

 

(ii)                                  (A) The transferee has agreed in writing to be bound by the terms of this Agreement, (B) such Holder shall have notified the Company of the proposed disposition and shall have furnished the Company with a detailed statement of the circumstances surrounding the proposed disposition and (C) if reasonably requested by the Company, such Holder shall have furnished the Company with an opinion of counsel, reasonably satisfactory to the Company, that such disposition will not require registration of such shares under the Act.  It is agreed that the Company will not require opinions of counsel for transactions made pursuant to Rule 144, except in unusual circumstances.  After its Initial Offering, the Company will not require any transferee pursuant to Rule 144 to be bound by the terms of this Agreement if the shares so transferred do not remain Registrable Securities hereunder following such transfer.

 

(b)                                 Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) above, no such restriction shall apply to a transfer by a Holder that is (A) a partnership transferring to its partners or former partners in accordance with partnership interests, (B) a corporation transferring to a wholly-owned subsidiary or a parent corporation that owns all of the capital stock of the Holder, (C) a limited liability company transferring to its members or former members in accordance with their interest in the limited liability company, or (D) an individual transferring to the Holder’s family member or trust for the benefit of an individual Holder; provided that in each case the transferee will agree in writing to be subject to the terms of this Agreement to the same extent as if he were an original Holder hereunder.

 

(c)                                  Each certificate representing Shares or Registrable Securities shall be stamped or otherwise imprinted with legends substantially similar to the following (in addition to any legend required under applicable state securities laws):

 

THE SECURITIES REPRESENTED HEREBY HAVE NOT BEEN REGISTERED UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933 (THE “ACT”) AND MAY NOT BE OFFERED, SOLD OR OTHERWISE TRANSFERRED, ASSIGNED, PLEDGED OR HYPOTHECATED UNLESS AND UNTIL REGISTERED UNDER THE ACT OR UNLESS THE COMPANY HAS RECEIVED AN OPINION OF COUNSEL SATISFACTORY TO THE COMPANY AND ITS COUNSEL THAT SUCH REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED.

 

THE SALE, PLEDGE, HYPOTHECATION OR TRANSFER OF THE SECURITIES REPRESENTED BY THIS CERTIFICATE IS SUBJECT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF A CERTAIN INVESTOR RIGHTS AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE STOCKHOLDER AND THE COMPANY.  COPIES OF SUCH AGREEMENT MAY BE OBTAINED UPON

 

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WRITTEN REQUEST TO THE SECRETARY OF THE COMPANY.

 

(d)                                 The Company shall be obligated to reissue promptly unlegended certificates at the request of any Holder thereof if the Company has completed its Initial Offering and the Holder shall have obtained an opinion of counsel (which counsel may be counsel to the Company) reasonably acceptable to the Company to the effect that the securities proposed to be disposed of may lawfully be so disposed of without registration, qualification and legend, provided that the second legend listed above shall be removed only at such time as the Holder of such certificate is no longer subject to any restrictions hereunder.

 

Any legend endorsed on an instrument pursuant to applicable state securities laws and the stop-transfer instructions with respect to such securities shall be removed upon receipt by the Company of an order of the appropriate blue sky authority authorizing such removal.

 

2.                                      Registration Rights.  The Company covenants and agrees as follows:

 

2.1                               Definitions.  For purposes of this Section 2:

 

(a)                                 The term “Act” means the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

 

(b)                                 The term “Form S-3” means such form under the Act as in effect on the date hereof or any registration form under the Act subsequently adopted by the SEC that permits inclusion or incorporation of substantial information by reference to other documents filed by the Company with the SEC.

 

(c)                                  The term “Holder” means any person owning or having the right to acquire Registrable Securities or any assignee thereof in accordance with Section 2.11 hereof.

 

(d)                                 The term “Initial Offering” means the Company’s first firm commitment underwritten public offering of its Common Stock under the Act.

 

(e)                                  The term “1934 Act” means the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

 

(f)                                   The terms “register,” “registered,” and “registration” refer to a registration effected by preparing and filing a registration statement or similar document in compliance with the Act, and the declaration or ordering of effectiveness of such registration statement or document.

 

(g)                                  The term “Registrable Securities” means (i) the Common Stock issuable or issued upon conversion of the Preferred Stock and (ii) any Common Stock of the Company issued as (or issuable upon the conversion or exercise of any warrant, right or other security that is issued as) a dividend or other distribution with respect to, or in exchange for, or in replacement of, the shares referenced in (i) above, excluding in all cases, however, any

 

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Registrable Securities sold by a person in a transaction in which his rights under this Section 2 are not assigned.

 

(h)                                 The number of shares of “Registrable Securities” outstanding shall be determined by the number of shares of Common Stock outstanding that are, and the number of shares of Common Stock issuable pursuant to then exercisable or convertible securities that are, Registrable Securities.

 

(i)                                     The term “Rule 144” shall mean Rule 144 under the Act.

 

(j)                                    The term “SEC” shall mean the Securities and Exchange Commission.

 

(k)                                 The term “Shares” shall mean shares of the Company’s Preferred Stock held from time to time by the Investors listed on Exhibit A hereto and their permitted assigns.

 

2.2                               Request for Registration.

 

(a)                                 Subject to the conditions of this Section 2.2, if the Company shall receive at any time after the earlier of (i) four (4) years after the date of this Agreement or (ii) six (6) months after the effective date of the Initial Offering, a written request from the Holders of fifty percent (50%) or more of the Registrable Securities then outstanding (for purposes of this Section 2.2, the “Initiating Holders”) that the Company file a registration statement under the Act covering the registration of Registrable Securities with an anticipated aggregate offering price of at least $40,000,000, then the Company shall, within twenty (20) days of the receipt thereof, give written notice of such request to all Holders, and subject to the limitations of this Section 2.2, use all commercially reasonable efforts to effect, as soon as practicable, the registration under the Act of all Registrable Securities that the Holders request to be registered in a written request received by the Company within twenty (20) days of the mailing of the Company’s notice pursuant to this Section 2.2(a).

 

(b)                                 If the Initiating Holders intend to distribute the Registrable Securities covered by their request by means of an underwriting, they shall so advise the Company as a part of their request made pursuant to this Section 2.2 and the Company shall include such information in the written notice referred to in Section 2.2(a).  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 underwriting and the inclusion of such Holder’s Registrable Securities in the underwriting (unless otherwise mutually agreed by a majority in interest of the Initiating Holders and such Holder) to the extent provided herein.  All Holders proposing to distribute their securities through such underwriting shall enter into an underwriting agreement in customary form with the underwriter or underwriters selected for such underwriting by the Company (which underwriter or underwriters shall be reasonably acceptable to a majority in interest of the Initiating Holders).  Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section 2.2, if the underwriter advises the Company that marketing factors require a limitation on the number of securities underwritten (including Registrable Securities), then the Company shall so advise all Holders of Registrable Securities that would otherwise be underwritten pursuant hereto, and the

 

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number of shares that may be included in the underwriting shall be allocated to the Holders of such Registrable Securities pro rata based on the number of Registrable Securities held by all such Holders (including the Initiating Holders).  In no event shall any Registrable Securities be excluded from such underwriting unless all other securities are first excluded.  Any Registrable Securities excluded or withdrawn from such underwriting shall be withdrawn from the registration.

 

(c)                                  Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Company shall not be required to effect a registration pursuant to this Section 2.2:

 

(i)                                     in any particular jurisdiction in which the Company would be required to execute a general consent to service of process in effecting such registration, unless the Company is already subject to service in such jurisdiction and except as may be required under the Act; or

 

(ii)                                  after the Company has effected two (2) registrations pursuant to this Section 2.2, and such registrations have been declared or ordered effective; or

 

(iii)                               during the period starting with the date sixty (60) days prior to the Company’s good faith estimate of the date of the filing of and ending on a date one hundred eighty (180) days following the effective date of a Company-initiated registration subject to Section 2.3 below, provided that the Company is actively employing in good faith all commercially reasonable efforts to cause such registration statement to become effective; or

 

(iv)                              if the Initiating Holders propose to dispose of Registrable Securities that may be registered on Form S-3 pursuant to Section 2.4 hereof; or

 

(v)                                 if the Company shall furnish to Holders requesting a registration statement pursuant to this Section 2.2 a certificate signed by the Company’s Chief Executive Officer or Chairman of the Board stating that in the good faith judgment of the Board of Directors of the Company, it would be seriously detrimental to the Company and its stockholders for such registration statement to be effected at such time, in which event the Company shall have the right to defer such filing for a period of not more than one hundred twenty (120) days after receipt of the request of the Initiating Holders, provided that such right shall be exercised by the Company not more than once in any twelve (12)-month period and provided further that the Company shall not register any securities for the account of itself or any other stockholder during such one hundred twenty (120) day period (other than a registration relating solely to the sale of securities of participants in a Company stock plan, a registration relating to a corporate reorganization or transaction under Rule 145 of the Act, a registration on any form that does not include substantially the same information as would be required to be included in a registration statement covering the sale of the Registrable Securities, or a registration in which the only Common Stock being registered is Common Stock issuable upon conversion of debt securities that are also being registered).

 

2.3                               Company Registration.

 

(a)                                 If (but without any obligation to do so) the Company proposes to register (including for this purpose a registration effected by the Company for

 

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stockholders other than the Holders) any of its stock or other securities under the Act in connection with the public offering of such securities (other than a registration relating solely to the sale of securities of participants in a Company stock plan, a registration relating to a corporate reorganization or transaction under Rule 145 of the Act, a registration on any form that does not include substantially the same information as would be required to be included in a registration statement covering the sale of the Registrable Securities, or a registration in which the only Common Stock being registered is Common Stock issuable upon conversion of debt securities that are also being registered), the Company shall, at such time, promptly give each Holder written notice of such registration.  Upon the written request of each Holder given within twenty (20) days after mailing of such notice by the Company in accordance with Section 4.5, the Company shall, subject to the provisions of Section 2.3(c), use all commercially reasonable efforts to cause to be registered under the Act all of the Registrable Securities that each such Holder requests to be registered.  If a Holder decides not to include all of its Registrable Securities in any registration statement thereafter filed by the Company, such Holder shall nevertheless continue to have the right to include any Registrable Securities in any subsequent registration statement or registration statements as may be filed by the Company with respect to offerings of its securities, all upon the terms and conditions set forth therein.

 

(b)                                 Right to Terminate Registration.  The Company shall have the right to terminate or withdraw any registration initiated by it under this Section 2.3 prior to the effectiveness of such registration whether or not any Holder has elected to include securities in such registration.  The expenses of such withdrawn registration shall be borne by the Company in accordance with Section 2.7 hereof.

 

(c)                                  Underwriting Requirements.  In connection with any offering involving an underwriting of shares of the Company’s capital stock, the Company shall not be required under this Section 2.3 to include any of the Holders’ securities in such underwriting unless they accept the terms of the underwriting as agreed upon between the Company and the underwriters selected by the Company (or by other persons entitled to select the underwriters) and enter into an underwriting agreement in customary form with such underwriters, and then only in such quantity as the underwriters determine in their sole discretion will not jeopardize the success of the offering by the Company.  If the total amount of securities, including Registrable Securities, requested by stockholders to be included in such offering exceeds the amount of securities sold other than by the Company that the underwriters determine in their sole discretion is compatible with the success of the offering, then the Company shall be required to include in the offering only that number of such securities, including Registrable Securities, that the underwriters determine in their sole discretion will not jeopardize the success of the offering. In no event shall any Registrable Securities be excluded from such offering unless all other stockholders’ securities have been first excluded.  In the event that the underwriters determine that less than all of the Registrable Securities requested to be registered can be included in such offering, then the Registrable Securities that are included in such offering shall be apportioned pro rata among the selling Holders based on the number of Registrable Securities held by all selling Holders or in such other proportions as shall mutually be agreed to by all such selling Holders.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, in no event shall the amount of securities of the selling Holders included in the offering be reduced below twenty percent (20%) of the total amount of securities included in such offering, unless such offering is the initial public offering of the Company’s securities, in which case the selling Holders may be

 

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excluded if the underwriters make the determination described above and no other stockholder’s securities are included in such offering.  For purposes of the preceding sentence concerning apportionment, for any selling stockholder that is a Holder of Registrable Securities and that is a venture capital fund, partnership or corporation, the affiliated venture capital funds, partners, retired partners and stockholders of such Holder, or the estates and family members of any such partners and retired partners and any trusts for the benefit of any of the foregoing persons shall be deemed to be a single “selling Holder,” and any pro rata reduction with respect to such “selling Holder” shall be based upon the aggregate amount of Registrable Securities owned by all such related entities and individuals.

 

2.4                               Form S-3 Registration.  In case the Company shall receive from the Holders of at least thirty percent (30%) of the Registrable Securities (for purposes of this Section 2.4, the “Initiating Holders”) a written request or requests that the Company effect a registration on Form S-3 and any related qualification or compliance with respect to all or a part of the Registrable Securities owned by such Holder or Holders, the Company shall:

 

(a)                                 promptly give written notice of the proposed registration, and any related qualification or compliance, to all other Holders; and

 

(b)                                 use all commercially reasonable efforts to effect, as soon as practicable, such registration and all such qualifications and compliances as may be so requested and as would permit or facilitate the sale and distribution of all or such portion of such Holders’ Registrable Securities as are specified in such request, together with all or such portion of the Registrable Securities of any other Holders joining in such request as are specified in a written request given within fifteen (15) days after receipt of such written notice from the Company, provided, however, that the Company shall not be obligated to effect any such registration, qualification or compliance, pursuant to this section 2.4:

 

(i)                                     if Form S-3 is not available for such offering by the Holders;

 

(ii)                                  if the Holders, together with the holders of any other securities of the Company entitled to inclusion in such registration, propose to sell Registrable Securities and such other securities (if any) at an aggregate price to the public (net of any underwriters’ discounts or commissions) of less than $5,000,000;

 

(iii)                               if the Company shall furnish to Holders requesting a registration statement pursuant to this Section 2.4 a certificate signed by the Company’s Chief Executive Officer or Chairman of the Board stating that in the good faith judgment of the Board of Directors of the Company, it would be seriously detrimental to the Company and its stockholders for such registration statement to be effected at such time, in which event the Company shall have the right to defer such filing for a period of not more than one hundred twenty (120) days after receipt of the request of the Initiating Holders, provided that such right shall be exercised by the Company not more than once in any twelve (12)-month period and provided further that the Company shall not register any securities for the account of itself or any other stockholder during such one hundred twenty (120) day period (other than a registration relating solely to the sale of securities of participants in a Company stock plan, a registration

 

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relating to a corporate reorganization or transaction under Rule 145 of the Act, a registration on any form that does not include substantially the same information as would be required to be included in a registration statement covering the sale of the Registrable Securities, or a registration in which the only Common Stock being registered is Common Stock issuable upon conversion of debt securities that are also being registered);

 

(iv)                              if the Company has already effected two registrations on Form S-3 for the Holders pursuant to this Section 2.4; or

 

(v)                                 in any particular jurisdiction in which the Company would be required to qualify to do business or to execute a general consent to service of process in effecting such registration, qualification or compliance.

 

(c)                                  If the Initiating Holders intend to distribute the Registrable Securities covered by their request by means of an underwriting, they shall so advise the Company as a part of their request made pursuant to this Section 2.4 and the Company shall include such information in the written notice referred to in Section 2.4(a).  The provisions of Section 2.2(b) shall be applicable to such request (with the substitution of Section 2.4 for references to Section 2.2).

 

(d)                                 Subject to the foregoing, the Company shall file a registration statement covering the Registrable Securities and other securities so requested to be registered as soon as practicable after receipt of the request or requests of the Initiating Holders.  Registrations effected pursuant to this Section 2.4 shall not be counted as requests for registration effected pursuant to Sections 2.2.

 

2.5                               Obligations of the Company.  Whenever required under this Section 2 to effect the registration of any Registrable Securities, the Company shall, as expeditiously as reasonably possible:

 

(a)                                 prepare and file with the SEC a registration statement with respect to such Registrable Securities and use all commercially reasonable efforts to cause such registration statement to become effective, and, upon the request of the Holders of a majority of the Registrable Securities registered thereunder, keep such registration statement effective for a period of up to one hundred twenty (120) days or, if earlier, until the distribution contemplated in the Registration Statement has been completed;

 

(b)                                 prepare and file with the SEC such amendments and supplements to such registration statement and the prospectus used in connection with such registration statement as may be necessary to comply with the provisions of the Act with respect to the disposition of all securities covered by such registration statement;

 

(c)                                  furnish to the Holders such number of copies of a prospectus, including a preliminary prospectus, in conformity with the requirements of the Act, and such other documents as they may reasonably request in order to facilitate the disposition of Registrable Securities owned by them;

 

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(d)                                 use all commercially reasonable efforts to register and qualify the securities covered by such registration statement under such other securities or Blue Sky laws of such jurisdictions as shall be reasonably requested by the Holders, provided that the Company shall not be required in connection therewith or as a condition thereto to qualify to do business or to file a general consent to service of process in any such states or jurisdictions;

 

(e)                                  in the event of any underwritten public offering, enter into and perform its obligations under an underwriting agreement, in usual and customary form, with the managing underwriter of such offering;

 

(f)                                   notify each Holder of Registrable Securities covered by such registration statement at any time when a prospectus relating thereto is required to be delivered under the Act of the happening of any event as a result of which the prospectus included in such registration statement, as then in effect, includes an untrue statement of a material fact or omits to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein not misleading in the light of the circumstances then existing;

 

(g)                                  cause all such Registrable Securities registered pursuant to this Section 2 to be listed on a national exchange or trading system and on each securities exchange and trading system on which similar securities issued by the Company are then listed; and

 

(h)                                 provide a transfer agent and registrar for all Registrable Securities registered pursuant to this Agreement and a CUSIP number for all such Registrable Securities, in each case not later than the effective date of such registration.

 

Notwithstanding the provisions of this Section 2, the Company shall be entitled to postpone or suspend, for a reasonable period of time, the filing, effectiveness or use of, or trading under, any registration statement if the Company shall determine that any such filing or the sale of any securities pursuant to such registration statement would in the good faith judgment of the Board of Directors of the Company:

 

(i)                                     materially impede, delay or interfere with any material pending or proposed financing, acquisition, corporate reorganization or other similar transaction involving the Company for which the Board of Directors of the Company has authorized negotiations;

 

(ii)                                  materially adversely impair the consummation of any pending or proposed material offering or sale of any class of securities by the Company; or

 

(iii)                               require disclosure of material nonpublic information that, if disclosed at such time, would be materially harmful to the interests of the Company and its stockholders; provided, however, that during any such period all executive officers and directors of the Company are also prohibited from selling securities of the Company (or any security of any of the Company’s subsidiaries or affiliates).

 

In the event of the suspension of effectiveness of any registration statement pursuant to this Section 2.5, the applicable time period during which such registration statement

 

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is to remain effective shall be extended by that number of days equal to the number of days the effectiveness of such registration statement was suspended.

 

2.6                               Information from Holder.  It shall be a condition precedent to the obligations of the Company to take any action pursuant to this Section 2 with respect to the Registrable Securities of any selling Holder that such Holder shall furnish to the Company such information regarding itself, the Registrable Securities held by it, and the intended method of disposition of such securities as shall be reasonably required to effect the registration of such Holder’s Registrable Securities.

 

2.7                               Expenses of Registration.  All expenses other than underwriting discounts and commissions incurred in connection with registrations, filings or qualifications pursuant to Sections 2.2, 2.3 and 2.4, including (without limitation) all registration, filing and qualification fees, printers’ and accounting fees, fees and disbursements of counsel for the Company shall be borne by the Company.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Company shall not be required to pay for any expenses of any registration proceeding begun pursuant to Section 2.2 or Section 2.4 if the registration request is subsequently withdrawn at the request of the Holders of a majority of the Registrable Securities to be registered (in which case all participating Holders shall bear such expenses pro rata based upon the number of Registrable Securities that were to be included in the withdrawn registration), unless, in the case of a registration requested under Section 2.2, the Holders of a majority of the Registrable Securities agree to forfeit their right to one demand registration pursuant to Section 2.2 and provided, however, that if at the time of such withdrawal, the Holders have learned of a material adverse change in the condition, business or prospects of the Company from that known to the Holders at the time of their request and have withdrawn the request with reasonable promptness following disclosure by the Company of such material adverse change, then the Holders shall not be required to pay any of such expenses and shall retain their rights pursuant to Section 2.2 and 2.4.

 

2.8                               Delay of Registration.  No Holder shall have any right to obtain or seek an injunction restraining or otherwise delaying any such registration as the result of any controversy that might arise with respect to the interpretation or implementation of this Section 2.

 

2.9                               Indemnification.  In the event any Registrable Securities are included in a registration statement under this Section 2:

 

(a)                                 To the extent permitted by law, the Company will indemnify and hold harmless each Holder, the partners, officers, directors and stockholders of each Holder, legal counsel and accountants for each Holder, any underwriter (as defined in the Act) for such Holder and each person, if any, who controls such Holder or underwriter within the meaning of the Act or the 1934 Act, against any losses, claims, damages or liabilities (joint or several) to which they may become subject under the Act, the 1934 Act, any state securities laws or any rule or regulation promulgated under the Act, insofar as such losses, claims, damages, or liabilities (or actions in respect thereof) arise out of or are based upon any of the following statements, omissions or violations (collectively a “Violation”):  (i) any untrue statement or alleged untrue statement of a material fact contained in such registration statement, including any preliminary prospectus or final prospectus contained therein or any amendments or supplements

 

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thereto, (ii) the omission or alleged omission to state in such registration statement a material fact required to be stated therein, or necessary to make the statements therein not misleading or (iii) any violation or alleged violation by the Company of the Act, the 1934 Act, any state securities laws or any rule or regulation promulgated under the Act, the 1934 Act or any state securities laws,  and the Company will reimburse each such Holder, underwriter, controlling person or other aforementioned person for any legal or other expenses reasonably incurred by them in connection with investigating or defending any such loss, claim, damage, liability or action as such expenses are incurred; provided, however, that the indemnity agreement contained in this subsection 2.9(a) shall not apply to amounts paid in settlement of any such loss, claim, damage, liability or action if such settlement is effected without the consent of the Company (which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld), nor shall the Company be liable in any such case for any such loss, claim, damage, liability or action to the extent that it arises out of or is based upon a Violation that occurs in reliance upon and in conformity with written information furnished expressly for use in connection with such registration by any such Holder, underwriter, controlling person or other aforementioned person; provided further, however, that the foregoing indemnity agreement with respect to any preliminary prospectus shall not inure to the benefit of any Holder or underwriter or other aforementioned person, or any person controlling such Holder or underwriter, from whom the person asserting any such losses, claims, damages or liabilities purchased shares in the offering, if a copy of the most current prospectus was not sent or given by or on behalf of such Holder or underwriter or other aforementioned person to such person, if required by law to have been so delivered, at or prior to the written confirmation of the sale of the shares to such person, and if the prospectus (as so amended or supplemented) would have cured the defect giving rise to such loss, claim, damage or liability.

 

(b)                                 To the extent permitted by law, each selling Holder will indemnify and hold harmless the Company, each of its directors, each of its officers who has signed the registration statement, each person, if any, who controls the Company within the meaning of the Act, legal counsel and accountants for the Company, any underwriter, any other Holder selling securities in such registration statement and any controlling person of any such underwriter or other Holder, against any losses, claims, damages or liabilities (joint or several) to which any of the foregoing persons may become subject, under the Act, the 1934 Act, any state securities laws or any rule or regulation promulgated under the Act, the 1934 Act or any state securities laws, insofar as such losses, claims, damages or liabilities (or actions in respect thereto) arise out of or are based upon any Violation, in each case to the extent (and only to the extent) that such Violation occurs in reliance upon and in conformity with written information furnished by such Holder expressly for use in connection with such registration; and each such Holder will reimburse any person intended to be indemnified pursuant to this subsection 2.9(b) for any legal or other expenses reasonably incurred by such person in connection with investigating or defending any such loss, claim, damage, liability or action as such expenses are incurred; provided, however, that the indemnity agreement contained in this subsection 2.9(b) shall not apply to amounts paid in settlement of any such loss, claim, damage, liability or action if such settlement is effected without the consent of the Holder (which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld), and provided that in no event shall any indemnity under this subsection 2.9(b) exceed the net proceeds from the offering received by such Holder.

 

(c)                                  Promptly after receipt by an indemnified party under this Section 2.9 of notice of the commencement of any action (including any governmental action),

 

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such indemnified party will, if a claim in respect thereof is to be made against any indemnifying party under this Section 2.9, deliver to the indemnifying party a written notice of the commencement thereof and the indemnifying party shall have the right to participate in and, to the extent the indemnifying party so desires, jointly with any other indemnifying party similarly noticed, to assume the defense thereof with counsel mutually satisfactory to the parties; provided, however, that an indemnified party (together with all other indemnified parties that may be represented without conflict by one counsel) shall have the right to retain one separate counsel, with the fees and expenses to be paid by the indemnifying party, if representation of such indemnified party by the counsel retained by the indemnifying party would be inappropriate due to actual or potential differing interests between such indemnified party and any other party represented by such counsel in such proceeding.  The failure to deliver written notice to the indemnifying party within a reasonable time of the commencement of any such action, if prejudicial to its ability to defend such action, shall relieve such indemnifying party of any liability to the indemnified party under this Section 2.9, but the omission to so deliver written notice to the indemnifying party will not relieve it of any liability that it may have to any indemnified party otherwise than under this Section 2.9.

 

(d)                                 If the indemnification provided for in this Section 2.9 is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be unavailable to an indemnified party with respect to any loss, liability, claim, damage or expense referred to herein, then the indemnifying party, in lieu of indemnifying such indemnified party hereunder, shall contribute to the amount paid or payable by such indemnified party as a result of such loss, liability, claim, damage or expense in such proportion as is appropriate to reflect the relative fault of the indemnifying party on the one hand and the indemnified party on the other hand in connection with the statements or omissions that resulted in such loss, liability, claim, damage or expense, as well as any other relevant equitable considerations; provided, however, that no contribution by any Holder, when combined with any amounts paid by such Holder pursuant to Section 2.9(b), shall exceed the net proceeds from the offering received by such Holder.  The relative fault of the indemnifying party and the indemnified party shall be determined by reference to, among other things, whether the untrue or alleged untrue statement of a material fact or the omission or alleged omission to state a material fact relates to information supplied by the indemnifying party or by the indemnified party and the parties’ relative intent, knowledge, access to information and opportunity to correct or prevent such statement or omission.

 

(e)                                  Notwithstanding the foregoing, to the extent that the provisions on indemnification and contribution contained in the underwriting agreement entered into in connection with the underwritten public offering are in conflict with the foregoing provisions, the provisions in the underwriting agreement shall control.

 

(f)                                   The obligations of the Company and Holders under this Section 2.9 shall survive the completion of any offering of Registrable Securities in a registration statement under this Section 2 and otherwise.

 

2.10                        Reports Under the 1934 Act.  With a view to making available to the Holders the benefits of Rule 144 and any other rule or regulation of the SEC that may at any time permit a Holder to sell securities of the Company to the public without registration or pursuant to a registration on Form S-3, the Company agrees to:

 

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(a)                                 make and keep public information available, as those terms are understood and defined in Rule 144, at all times after the effective date of the Initial Offering;

 

(b)                                 file with the SEC in a timely manner all reports and other documents required of the Company under the Act and the 1934 Act; and

 

(c)                                  furnish to any Holder, so long as the Holder owns any Registrable Securities, forthwith upon request (i) a written statement by the Company that it has complied with the reporting requirements of Rule 144 (at any time after ninety (90) days after the effective date of the first registration statement filed by the Company), the Act and the 1934 Act (at any time after it has become subject to such reporting requirements), or that it qualifies as a registrant whose securities may be resold pursuant to Form S-3 (at any time after it so qualifies), (ii) a copy of the most recent annual or quarterly report of the Company and such other reports and documents so filed by the Company, and (iii) such other information as may be reasonably requested to avail any Holder of any rule or regulation of the SEC that permits the selling of any such securities without registration or pursuant to such form.

 

2.11                        Assignment of Registration Rights.  The rights to cause the Company to register Registrable Securities pursuant to this Section 2 may be assigned (but only with all related obligations) by a Holder to a transferee or assignee of such securities that (i) is a subsidiary, parent, partner, limited partner, retired partner, affiliated venture capital fund or stockholder of a Holder, (ii) is a Holder’s family member or trust for the benefit of an individual Holder, or (iii) after such assignment or transfer, holds at least 500,000 shares of Registrable Securities (subject to appropriate adjustment for stock splits, stock dividends, combinations or the like), provided:  (a) the Company is, within a reasonable time after such transfer, furnished with written notice of the name and address of such transferee or assignee and the securities with respect to which such registration rights are being assigned; (b) such transferee or assignee agrees in writing to be bound by and subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, including, without limitation, the provisions of Section 2.13 below; and (c) such assignment shall be effective only if immediately following such transfer the further disposition of such securities by the transferee or assignee is restricted under the Act.

 

2.12                        Limitations on Subsequent Registration Rights.  From and after the date of this Agreement, the Company shall not, without the prior written consent of the Holders of a majority of the Registrable Securities, enter into any agreement with any holder or prospective holder of any securities of the Company that would allow such holder or prospective holder (a) to include any of such securities in any registration filed under Section 2.2, Section 2.3 or Section 2.4 hereof, unless under the terms of such agreement, such holder or prospective holder may include such securities in any such registration only to the extent that the inclusion of such securities will not reduce the amount of the Registrable Securities of the Holders that are included or (b) to demand registration of their securities.

 

2.13                        “Market Stand-Off” Agreement.

 

(a)                            Each Holder hereby agrees that it will not, without the prior written consent of the managing underwriter, during the period commencing on the date of the

 

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final prospectus relating to the Company’s Initial Offering and ending on the date specified by the Company and the managing underwriter (such period not to exceed one hundred eighty (l80) days plus such additional period as may reasonably be requested by the Company or such underwriter to accommodate regulatory restrictions on (i) the publication or other distribution of research reports or (ii) analyst recommendations and opinions, including (without limitation) the restrictions set forth in Rule 2711(f)(4) of the National Association of Securities Dealers and Rule 472(f)(4) of the New York Stock Exchange, as amended, or any similar successor rules) (i) lend, offer, pledge, sell, contract to sell, sell any option or contract to purchase, purchase any option or contract to sell, grant any option, right or warrant to purchase, or otherwise transfer or dispose of, directly or indirectly, any shares of Common Stock or any securities convertible into or exercisable or exchangeable for Common Stock (whether such shares or any such securities are then owned by the Holder or are thereafter acquired), or (ii) enter into any swap or other arrangement that transfers to another, in whole or in part, any of the economic consequences of ownership of the Common Stock, whether any such transaction described in clause (i) or (ii) above is to be settled by delivery of Common Stock or other securities, in cash or otherwise.  The underwriters in connection with the Company’s Initial Offering are intended third-party beneficiaries of this Section 2.13 and shall have the right, power and authority to enforce the provisions hereof as though they were a party hereto.  Each Holder further agrees to execute such agreements as may be reasonably requested by the underwriters in the Company’s Initial Offering that are consistent with this Section 2.13 or that are necessary to give further effect thereto.  Any discretionary waiver or termination of the restrictions of any or all of such agreements by the Company or the underwriters shall apply to all Holders subject to such agreements pro rata based on the number of shares subject to such agreements.

 

In order to enforce the foregoing covenant, the Company may impose stop-transfer instructions with respect to the Registrable Securities of each Holder (and the shares or securities of every other person subject to the foregoing restriction) until the end of such period.

 

(b)                                 Each Holder agrees that a legend reading substantially as follows shall be placed on all certificates representing all Registrable Securities of each Holder (and the shares or securities of every other person subject to the restriction contained in this Section 2.13):

 

THE SECURITIES REPRESENTED BY THIS CERTIFICATE ARE SUBJECT TO A LOCK-UP PERIOD OF UP TO 180 DAYS AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE ISSUER’S REGISTRATION STATEMENT FILED UNDER THE ACT, AS AMENDED, AS SET FORTH IN AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE COMPANY AND THE ORIGINAL HOLDER OF THESE SECURITIES, A COPY OF WHICH MAY BE OBTAINED AT THE ISSUER’S PRINCIPAL OFFICE.  SUCH LOCK-UP PERIOD IS BINDING ON TRANSFEREES OF THESE SHARES.

 

2.14                        Termination of Registration Rights.  No Holder shall be entitled to exercise any right provided for in this Section 2 (i) after three (3) years following the consummation of the Initial Offering, (ii) as to any Holder, such earlier time after the Initial Offering at which such Holder (A) can sell all shares held by it in compliance with Rule 144 or

 

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(B) holds one percent (1%) or less of the Company’s outstanding Common Stock and all Registrable Securities held by such Holder (together with any affiliate of the Holder with whom such Holder must aggregate its sales under Rule 144) can be sold in any three (3)-month period without registration in compliance with Rule 144 or (iii) after the consummation of a Liquidation Event, as that term is defined in the Company’s Restated Certificate of Incorporation (as amended from time to time).

 

3.                                      Covenants of the Company.

 

3.1                               Delivery of Financial Statements.  The Company shall, upon request, deliver to OrbiMed or its permitted assigns (“OrbiMed”) (so long as OrbiMed continues to hold at least 676,901 shares of Series E Preferred Stock (subject to appropriate adjustment for stock splits, stock dividends, combinations or the like) and each Investor (or transferee of an Investor) that holds at least five percent (5%) of the then outstanding Registrable Securities (subject to appropriate adjustment for stock splits, stock dividends, combinations or the like) (each, a “Major Investor”):

 

(a)                           as soon as practicable, but in any event within one hundred twenty (120) days after the end of each fiscal year of the Company, an income statement for such fiscal year, a balance sheet of the Company and statement of stockholders’ equity as of the end of such year, and a statement of cash flows for such year, such year-end financial reports to be in reasonable detail, prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”), and audited and certified by independent public accountants of nationally recognized standing selected by the Company;

 

(b)                           as soon as practicable, but in any event within forty-five (45) days after the end of each of the first three (3) quarters of each fiscal year of the Company, an unaudited income statement, statement of cash flows for such fiscal quarter and an unaudited balance sheet as of the end of such fiscal quarter comparing actual results to budgeted results and in a format reasonably satisfactory to Claremont Creek Ventures and Harmony Partners (“Harmony”);

 

(c)                                  as soon as practicable, but in any event at least thirty (30) days prior to the end of each fiscal year, a budget and business plan for the next fiscal year approved by the Board of Directors, prepared on a monthly basis, including balance sheets, income statements and statements of cash flows for such months and, as soon as prepared, any other budgets or revised budgets prepared by the Company; and

 

(d)                                 such other information relating to the financial condition, business or corporate affairs of the Company as the Major Investor may from time to time request, provided, however, that the Company shall not be obligated under this subsection (d) or any other subsection of Section 3.1 to provide information that it deems in good faith to be a trade secret or similar confidential information.

 

3.2                               Inspection.  The Company shall permit each Major Investor, at such Major Investor’s expense, to visit and inspect the Company’s properties, to examine its books of account and records and to discuss the Company’s affairs, finances and accounts with

 

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its officers, all at such reasonable times as may be requested by the Major Investor; provided, however, that the Company shall not be obligated pursuant to this Section 3.2 to provide access to any information that it reasonably considers to be a trade secret or similar confidential information.

 

3.3                               Termination of Information and Inspection Covenants.  The covenants set forth in Sections 3.1 and 3.2 shall terminate and be of no further force or effect upon the earlier to occur of (i) the consummation of the sale of securities pursuant to a registration statement filed by the Company under the Act in connection with the firm commitment underwritten offering of its securities to the general public, (ii) when the Company first becomes subject to the periodic reporting requirements of Sections 12(g) or 15(d) of the 1934 Act, whichever event shall first occur or (iii) the consummation of a Liquidation Event, as that term is defined in the Company’s Restated Certificate of Incorporation (as amended from time to time).

 

3.4                               Right of First Offer.  Subject to the terms and conditions specified in this Section 3.4, the Company hereby grants to OrbiMed (so long as OrbiMed continues to hold at least 676,901 shares of Series E Preferred Stock (subject to appropriate adjustment for stock splits, stock dividends, combinations or the like) each Investor that holds at least 6,000,000 shares of the outstanding shares of Series A Preferred Stock, Series B Preferred Stock, Series C Preferred Stock, Series D Preferred Stock and Series E Preferred Stock in the aggregate (subject to appropriate adjustment for stock splits, stock dividends, combinations or the like) (an “Offering Investor”) a right of first offer with respect to future sales by the Company of its Equity Securities (as hereinafter defined).  The term “Offering Investor” includes any general partners and affiliates of an Offering Investor.  An Offering Investor shall be entitled to apportion the right of first offer hereby granted it among itself and its partners and affiliates in such proportions as it deems appropriate.

 

Each time the Company proposes to offer any shares of, or securities convertible into or exchangeable or exercisable for any shares of, its capital stock (“Equity Securities”), the Company shall first make an offering of such Equity Securities to each Offering Investor in accordance with the following provisions:

 

(a)                                 The Company shall deliver a notice in accordance with Section 4.5 (“Notice”) to the Offering Investors stating (i) its bona fide intention to offer such Equity Securities, (ii) the number of such Equity Securities to be offered and (iii) the price and terms upon which it proposes to offer such Equity Securities.

 

(b)                                 By written notification received by the Company within twenty (20) calendar days after the giving of Notice, each Offering Investor may elect to purchase, at the price and on the terms specified in the Notice, up to that portion of such Equity Securities that equals the proportion that the number of shares of Common Stock that are Registrable Securities issued and held by such Offering Investor (assuming full conversion and exercise of all convertible and exercisable securities then outstanding) bears to the total number of shares of Common Stock of the Company then outstanding (assuming full conversion and exercise of all convertible and exercisable securities then outstanding). The Company shall promptly, in writing, inform each Offering Investor that elects to purchase all the shares

 

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available to it (a “Fully-Exercising Investor”) of any other Offering Investor’s failure to do likewise.  During the ten (10) day period commencing after such information is given, each Fully-Exercising Investor may elect to purchase that portion of the Equity Securities for which Offering Investors were entitled to subscribe, but which were not subscribed for by the Offering Investors, that is equal to the proportion that the number of shares of Registrable Securities issued and held by such Fully-Exercising Investor bears to the total number of shares of Common Stock of the Company then outstanding (assuming full conversion and exercise of all convertible and exercisable securities then outstanding).

 

(c)                                  If all Equity Securities that Offering Investors are entitled to obtain pursuant to subsection 3.4(b) are not elected to be obtained as provided in subsection 3.4(b) hereof, the Company may, during the ninety (90) day period following the expiration of the period provided in subsection 3.4(b) hereof, offer the remaining unsubscribed portion of such Equity Securities to any person or persons at a price not less than that, and upon terms no more favorable to the offeree than those, specified in the Notice.  If the Company does not enter into an agreement for the sale of the Equity Securities within such period, or if such agreement is not consummated within sixty (60) days of the execution thereof, the right provided hereunder shall be deemed to be revived and such Equity Securities shall not be offered unless first reoffered to the Offering Investors in accordance herewith.

 

(d)                                 The right of first offer in this Section 3.4 shall not be applicable to (i) the issuance or sale of shares of Common Stock (or options therefor) to employees, directors, officers, consultants and other service providers for the primary purpose of soliciting or retaining their services pursuant to plans or agreements approved by the Company’s Board of Directors, (ii) the issuance of securities pursuant to a bona fide, firmly underwritten public offering of shares of Common Stock registered under the Act, (iii) the issuance of securities pursuant to the conversion or exercise of convertible or exercisable securities, (iv) the issuance of securities in connection with a strategic partnership, provided such strategic partnership is for other than primarily equity financing purposes, or a bona fide business acquisition of or by the Company, whether by merger, consolidation, sale of assets, sale or exchange of stock or otherwise approved by the Company’s Board of Directors, (v) the issuance and sale of Series E Preferred Stock pursuant to the Series E Agreement, (vi) the issuance of stock, warrants or other securities or rights pursuant to a commercial credit transaction or an equipment or real property lease, provided such issuances are for other than primarily equity financing purposes or (vii) the issuance of securities that, with unanimous approval of the Company’s Board of Directors, are not offered to any existing stockholder of the Company or affiliates of such existing stockholder.  In addition to the foregoing, the right of first offer in this Section 3.4 shall not be applicable with respect to any Offering Investor in any subsequent offering of Equity Securities if (i) at the time of such offering, the Offering Investor is not an “accredited investor,” as that term is then defined in Rule 501(a) of the Act and (ii) such offering of Equity Securities is otherwise being offered only to accredited investors.

 

(e)                                  The rights provided in this Section 3.4 may not be assigned or transferred by any Offering Investor; provided, however, that an Offering Investor that is a venture capital fund may assign or transfer such rights to an affiliated venture capital fund.

 

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(f)                                   The covenants set forth in this Section 3.4 shall terminate and be of no further force or effect upon the consummation of (i) the Company’s sale of its Common Stock or other securities pursuant to Registration Statement under the Act or (ii) a Liquidation Event, as that term is defined in the Company’s Restated Certificate of Incorporation (as amended from time to time).

 

3.5                               Observer Rights.

 

(a)                                 As long as Sequoia Capital owns not less than one percent (1%) of the outstanding shares of Preferred Stock (or an equivalent amount of Common Stock issued upon conversion thereof), the Company shall invite a representative of Sequoia Capital to attend all meetings of its Board of Directors in a nonvoting observer capacity and, in this respect, shall give such representative copies of all notices, minutes, consents and other materials that it provides to its directors; provided, however, that such representative shall agree to hold in confidence and trust and to act in a fiduciary manner with respect to all information so provided; and, provided further, that the Company reserves the right to withhold any information and to exclude such representative from any meeting or portion thereof if access to such information or attendance at such meeting could adversely affect the attorney-client privilege between the Company and its counsel or would result in disclosure of trade secrets to such representative or if such Investor or its representative is or is affiliated with a direct competitor of the Company.

 

(b)                                 As long as Lightspeed Venture Partners (“Lightspeed”) owns not less than one percent (1%) of the outstanding shares of Preferred Stock (or an equivalent amount of Common Stock issued upon conversion thereof), the Company shall invite a representative of Lightspeed to attend all meetings of its Board of Directors in a nonvoting observer capacity and, in this respect, shall give such representative copies of all notices, minutes, consents and other materials that it provides to its directors; provided, however, that such representative shall agree to hold in confidence and trust and to act in a fiduciary manner with respect to all information so provided; and, provided further, that the Company reserves the right to withhold any information and to exclude such representative from any meeting or portion thereof if access to such information or attendance at such meeting could adversely affect the attorney-client privilege between the Company and its counsel or would result in disclosure of trade secrets to such representative or if such Investor or its representative is or is affiliated with a direct competitor of the Company.

 

(c)                                  As long as Harmony owns not less than one percent (1%) of the outstanding shares of Preferred Stock (or an equivalent amount of Common Stock issued upon conversion thereof), the Company shall invite a representative of Harmony to attend all meetings of its Board of Directors in a nonvoting observer capacity and, in this respect, shall give such representative copies of all notices, minutes, consents and other materials that it provides to its directors; provided, however, that such representative shall agree to hold in confidence and trust and to act in a fiduciary manner with respect to all information so provided; and, provided further, that the Company reserves the right to withhold any information and to exclude such representative from any meeting or portion thereof if access to such information or attendance at such meeting could adversely affect the attorney-client privilege between the Company and its counsel or would result in disclosure of trade secrets to such representative or if such Investor or its representative is or is affiliated with a direct competitor of the Company.

 

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(d)                                 As long as OrbiMed owns not less than one percent (1%) of the outstanding shares of Preferred Stock (or an equivalent amount of Common Stock issued upon conversion thereof), the Company shall invite a representative of OrbiMed to attend all meetings of its Board of Directors in a nonvoting observer capacity and, in this respect, shall give such representative copies of all notices, minutes, consents and other materials that it provides to its directors; provided, however, that such representative shall agree to hold in confidence and trust and to act in a fiduciary manner with respect to all information so provided; and, provided further, that the Company reserves the right to withhold any information and to exclude such representative from any meeting or portion thereof if access to such information or attendance at such meeting could adversely affect the attorney-client privilege between the Company and its counsel or would result in disclosure of trade secrets to such representative or if such Investor or its representative is or is affiliated with a direct competitor of the Company.

 

(e)                                  As long as Claremont Creek Ventures owns not less than one percent (1%) of the outstanding shares of Preferred Stock (or an equivalent amount of Common Stock issued upon conversion thereof), the Company shall invite a representative of Claremont Creek Ventures to attend all meetings of its Board of Directors in a nonvoting observer capacity and, in this respect, shall give such representative copies of all notices, minutes, consents and other materials that it provides to its directors; provided, however, that such representative shall agree to hold in confidence and trust and to act in a fiduciary manner with respect to all information so provided; and, provided further, that the Company reserves the right to withhold any information and to exclude such representative from any meeting or portion thereof if access to such information or attendance at such meeting could adversely affect the attorney-client privilege between the Company and its counsel or would result in disclosure of trade secrets to such representative or if such Investor or its representative is or is affiliated with a direct competitor of the Company.

 

3.6                               Board Committees.  The director designated by Sequoia Capital pursuant to the terms of the Amended and Restated Voting Agreement, of even date herewith, as amended from time to time, shall have the right to be a member of any committee of the Board of Directors.

 

3.7                               Proprietary Information and Inventions Agreements; Consulting Agreements.  The Company shall require all employees and consultants who create intellectual property on behalf of the Company to execute and deliver a Proprietary Information and Inventions Agreement, in substantially the form approved by the Company’s Board of Directors or a Consulting Agreement.

 

3.8                               Redemption Rights.  If the Company grants redemption rights exercisable by a stockholder or any series of equity securities with redemption rights (whether by amendment to the Company’s Restated Certificate of Incorporation or otherwise), then the Company shall grant the same redemption rights to all holders of Series A Preferred Stock, Series B Preferred Stock, Series C Preferred Stock, Series D Preferred Stock and Series E Preferred Stock on the same terms and conditions.

 

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3.9                               Reservation of Common Stock.  The Company will at all times reserve and keep available, solely for issuance and delivery upon the conversion of the Preferred Stock, all Common Stock issuable from time to time upon such conversion.

 

3.10                        Stock Vesting.  Unless otherwise approved by the Board of Directors, all stock options and other stock equivalents issued after the date of this Agreement to employees, directors, consultants and other service providers shall be subject to vesting as follows: (a) twenty-five percent (25%) of such stock shall vest at the end of the first year following the earlier of the date of issuance or such person’s services commencement date with the Company and (b) seventy-five percent (75%) of such stock shall vest in equal monthly installments over the next thirty-six (36) months.

 

3.11                        Corporate Opportunities and Information Use. The Company acknowledges that certain of the Investors and their affiliates, members, equity holders, director representatives, partners, employees, agents and other related persons are engaged in the business of investing in private and public companies in a wide range of industries, including the industry segment in which the Company operates (the “Company Industry Segment”).  Accordingly, the Company and the Investors acknowledge and agree that a Covered Person (as defined below) shall:

 

(a)                                 have no duty to the Company to refrain from participating as a director, investor or otherwise with respect to any company or other person or entity that is engaged in the Company Industry Segment or is otherwise competitive with the Company, and

 

(b)                                 in connection with making investment decisions, to the fullest extent permitted by law, have no obligation of confidentiality or other duty to the Company to refrain from using any information, including, but not limited to, market trend and market data, which comes into such Covered Person’s possession, whether as a director, investor or otherwise (the “Information Waiver”), provided that the Information Waiver shall not apply, and therefore such Covered Person shall be subject to such obligations and duties as would otherwise apply to such Covered Person under applicable law, if the information at issue (i) constitutes material non-public information concerning the Company, or (ii) is covered by a contractual obligation of confidentiality to which the Company is subject.

 

Notwithstanding anything in this Section 3.11 to the contrary, nothing herein shall be construed as a waiver of any Covered Person’s duty of loyalty or obligation of confidentiality with respect to the disclosure of confidential information of the Company.

 

For the purposes of this Section 3.11, “Covered Persons” shall have the meaning set forth in the Company’s Restated Certificate of Incorporation (as amended from time to time).

 

3.12                        D&O Insurance.  Provided that the Investors have at least one representative serving on the Company’s Board of Directors, the Company shall use reasonable best efforts to obtain and maintain directors and officers liability insurance in the aggregate minimum coverage amount of $1,000,000.

 

3.13                        Green Dot Corporation.  The Company shall not enter into any banking or nonbanking transaction with Green Dot Corporation or any of its subsidiaries (Next

 

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Estate Communications and Bonneville Bancorp) without the prior written consent of Sequoia Capital.

 

3.14                        Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.  The Company represents that it shall not and shall not permit any of its subsidiaries or affiliates or any of its or their respective directors, officers, managers, employees, independent contractors, representatives or agents to promise, authorize or make any payment to, or otherwise contribute any item of value to, directly or indirectly, to any third party, including any Non-U.S. Official, in each case, in violation of the FCPA, the U.K. Bribery Act, or any other applicable anti-bribery or anti-corruption law. The Company further represents that it shall and shall cause each of its subsidiaries and affiliates to cease all of its or their respective activities, as well as remediate any actions taken by the Company, its subsidiaries or affiliates, or any of their respective directors, officers, managers, employees, independent contractors, representatives or agents in violation of the FCPA, the U.K. Bribery Act, or any other applicable anti-bribery or anti-corruption law.  The Company further represents that it shall and shall cause each of its subsidiaries and affiliates to maintain systems of internal controls (including, but not limited to, accounting systems, purchasing systems and billing systems) to ensure compliance with the FCPA, the U.K. Bribery Act, or any other applicable anti-bribery or anti-corruption law.

 

3.15                        Termination of Certain Covenants.  The covenants set forth in Sections 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8 and 3.12 shall terminate and be of no further force or effect upon the consummation of (i) the Company’s sale of its Common Stock or other securities pursuant to Registration Statement under the Act or (ii) a Liquidation Event, as that term is defined in the Company’s Restated Certificate of Incorporation (as amended from time to time).

 

4.                                      Miscellaneous.

 

4.1                               Successors and Assigns.  Except as otherwise provided herein, the terms and conditions of this Agreement shall inure to the benefit of and be binding upon the respective successors and assigns of the parties (including transferees of any shares of Registrable Securities).  Nothing in this Agreement, express or implied, is intended to confer upon any party other than the parties hereto or their respective successors and assigns any rights, remedies, obligations or liabilities under or by reason of this Agreement, except as expressly provided in this Agreement.

 

4.2                               Governing Law.  This Agreement shall be governed by and construed under the laws of the State of California as applied to agreements among California residents entered into and to be performed entirely within California.

 

4.3                               Counterparts.  This Agreement may be executed in two or more counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original, but all of which together shall constitute one and the same instrument.

 

4.4                               Titles and Subtitles.  The titles and subtitles used in this Agreement are used for convenience only and are not to be considered in construing or interpreting this Agreement.

 

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4.5                               Notices.  All notices and other communications given or made pursuant hereto shall be in writing and shall be deemed effectively given:  (i) upon personal delivery to the party to be notified, (ii) when sent by confirmed electronic mail or facsimile if sent during normal business hours of the recipient; if not, then on the next business day, (iii) five (5) days after having been sent by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, postage prepaid, or (iv) one (1) day after deposit with a nationally recognized overnight courier, specifying next day delivery, with written verification of receipt.  All communications shall be sent to the respective parties at the addresses set forth on the signature pages attached hereto (or at such other addresses as shall be specified by notice given in accordance with this Section 4.5).

 

4.6                               Expenses.  If any action at law or in equity is necessary to enforce or interpret the terms of this Agreement, the prevailing party shall be entitled to reasonable attorneys’ fees, costs and necessary disbursements in addition to any other relief to which such party may be entitled.

 

4.7                               Entire Agreement; Amendments and Waivers.  This Agreement (including the Exhibits hereto, if any) constitutes the full and entire understanding and agreement among the parties with regard to the subjects hereof and thereof.  Any term of this Agreement (other than Section 3.1, Section 3.2, Section 3.3, Section 3.4, section 3.5 and Section 3.6) may be amended and the observance of any term of this Agreement may be waived (either generally or in a particular instance and either retroactively or prospectively) only with the written consent of the Company and the holders of a majority of the Registrable Securities.  The provisions of Section 3.1, Section 3.2 and Section 3.3 may be amended or waived (either generally or in a particular instance and either retroactively or prospectively) only with the written consent of the Company and the holders of a majority of the Registrable Securities that are held by Major Investors.  The provisions of Section 3.4 may be amended or waived (either generally or in a particular instance and either retroactively or prospectively) only with the written consent of the Company and each Offering Investor.  The provisions of Sections 3.5(a) and 3.6 may be amended or waived (either generally or in a particular instance and either retroactively or prospectively) only with the written consent of the Company and Sequoia Capital.  The provisions of Section 3.5(b) may be amended or waived (either generally or in a particular instance and either retroactively or prospectively) only with the written consent of the Company and Lightspeed.  The provisions of Section 3.5(c) may be amended or waived (either generally or in a particular instance and either retroactively or prospectively) only with the written consent of the Company and Harmony.  The provisions of Section 3.5(d) may be amended or waived (either generally or in a particular instance and either retroactively or prospectively) only with the written consent of the Company and OrbiMed.  The provisions of Section 3.5(e) may be amended or waived (either generally or in a particular instance and either retroactively or prospectively) only with the written consent of the Company and Claremont Creek Ventures. Any amendment or waiver effected in accordance with this paragraph shall be binding upon each holder of any Registrable Securities, each future holder of all such Registrable Securities, and the Company.

 

4.8                               Severability.  If one or more provisions of this Agreement are held to be unenforceable under applicable law, such provision(s) shall be excluded from this Agreement and the balance of the Agreement shall be interpreted as if such provision(s) were so excluded and shall be enforceable in accordance with its terms.

 

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4.9                               Aggregation of Stock.  All shares of Registrable Securities held or acquired by affiliated entities (including affiliated venture capital funds) or persons shall be aggregated together for the purpose of determining the availability of any rights under this Agreement.

 

4.10                        Additional Investors.  Notwithstanding Section 4.7, no consent shall be necessary to add additional Investors as signatories to this Agreement, provided that such Investors have purchased Series E Preferred Stock pursuant to the subsequent closing provisions of Section 1.3 of the Series E Agreement.

 

4.11                        Amendment and Restatement of Prior Agreement.  Upon the effectiveness of this Agreement, the Prior Agreement shall be of no further force and effect, and shall be superseded and replaced in its entirety by this Agreement.

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed this Amended and Restated Investors’ Rights Agreement as of the date first above written.

 

 

 

 

 

NATERA, INC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matthew Rabinowitz, President

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Address:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed this Investors’ Rights Agreement as of the date first above written.

 

 

INVESTOR:

 

 

 

 

 

HARMONY PARTNERS FUND I, L.P.

 

By: Harmony Partners I, LLC

 

Its: General Partner

 

 

 

 

 

By:

 

 

Name:

Mark Lotke, Managing Director

 

 

 

 

 

Address:

Suite 240

 

 

2200 Sand Hill Road

 

 

Menlo Park, CA 94025

 

 

 

 

 

HARMONY NATERA, LLC

 

By: Harmony Partners I, LLC

 

Its: Manager

 

 

 

 

 

By:

 

 

Name:

Mark Lotke

 

Its:

Managing Director

 

 

 

 

 

Address:

Suite 240

 

 

2200 Sand Hill Road

 

 

Menlo Park, CA 94025

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has executed this Investors’ Rights Agreement, as amended by that certain Omnibus Amendment and Consent Agreement dated as of April     , 2013.

 

 

INVESTOR:

 

 

 

 

Date: April     , 2013

ROYALTY OPPORTUNITIES S.ÀR.L

 

By OrbiMed Advisors LLC,

 

its investment manager

 

 

 

 

 

By:

 

 

Name:

Samuel D. Isaly

 

Title:

Managing Member

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has executed this Investors’ Rights Agreement, as amended by that certain Omnibus Amendment and Consent Agreement dated as of April 17, 2013 and that certain Omnibus Amendment and Consent Agreement dated as of July     , 2013.

 

 

INVESTOR:

 

 

 

 

Date: July     , 2013

HEALTHCOR PARTNERS FUND II, LP

 

By: HealthCor Partners II, LP, as general partner

 

By: HealthCor Partners GP, LLC, as general partner

 

 

 

 

 

By:

 

 

Name:

 

 

Title:

 

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed this Investors’ Rights Agreement as of the date first above written.

 

 

 

INVESTOR:

 

 

 

 

 

Claremont Creek Ventures, L.P.

 

 

 

By:

Claremont Creek Partners, LLC

 

Its:

General Partner

 

 

 

 

 

By:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Claremont Creek Ventures II, L.P.

 

 

 

By:

Claremont Creek Partners, LLC

 

Its:

General Partner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Claremont Creek Partners Fund, L.P.

 

 

 

By:

Claremont Creek Partners, LLC

 

Its:

General Partner

 

 

 

 

 

By:

 

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed this Investors’ Rights Agreement as of the date first above written.

 

 

 

INVESTOR:

 

 

 

 

 

Sequoia Capital XII

 

Sequoia Technology Partners XII

 

Sequoia Capital XII Principals Fund

 

 

 

By:

 SC XII Management, LLC

 

 

A Delaware Limited Liability Company

 

 

General Partner of Each

 

 

 

 

 

By:

 

 

 

Managing Member

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed this Investors’ Rights Agreement as of the date first above written.

 

 

 

 

INVESTOR:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MATTHEW RABINOWITZ

 

 

 

 

By:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Address:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed this Investors’ Rights Agreement as of the date first above written.

 

 

 

 

INVESTOR:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MALMI LLC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marissa Mayer, as Trustee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Address:

 

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed this Investors’ Rights Agreement as of the date first above written.

 

 

 

 

INVESTOR:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHRISTOPHER ALAFI

 

 

 

 

 

By:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title:

 

 

 

 

 

Address:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed this Investors’ Rights Agreement as of the date first above written.

 

 

 

INVESTOR:

 

 

 

 

 

THE FOUNDERS FUND II LP

 

 

 

 

 

By:

 

 

 

 

 

Name:

 

 

 

 

 

Title:

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE FOUNDERS FUND II ENTREPRENEURS FUND LP

 

 

 

 

 

By:

 

 

 

 

 

Name:

 

 

 

 

 

Title:

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE FOUNDERS FUND II PRINCIPALS FUND

 

 

 

 

 

By:

 

 

 

 

 

Name:

 

 

 

 

 

Title:

 

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed this Investors’ Rights Agreement as of the date first above written.

 

 

 

INVESTOR:

 

 

 

 

 

LIGHTSPEED VENTURE PARTNERS VIII, L.P.

 

 

 

By:

Lightspeed General Partner VIII, L.P.,

 

 

its general partner

 

 

 

By:

Lightspeed Ultimate General Partner VIII, Ltd.,

 

 

its general partner

 

 

 

By:

 

 

Name:

Ravi Mhatre

 

 

Duly Authorized Signatory

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed this Investors’ Rights Agreement as of the date first above written.

 

 

 

INVESTOR:

 

 

 

 

 

AMBERBROOK VI LLC

 

 

 

 

 

By:

 

 

Its:

 

 

 

 

By:

 

 

Name:

 

 

Title:

 

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed this Investors’ Rights Agreement as of the date first above written.

 

 

INVESTOR:

 

 

 

 

 

JVEN CAPITAL, LLC

 

 

 

 

 

By:

 

 

Its:

 

 

 

 

By:

 

 

Name:

 

 

Title:

 

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed this Investors’ Rights Agreement as of the date first above written.

 

 

INVESTOR:

 

 

 

 

ALEX MOSHKEVICH

 

 

 

 

 

By:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name:

 

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed this Investors’ Rights Agreement as of the date first above written.

 

 

 

INVESTOR:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE M. M. GOOD REVOCABLE TRUST

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marissa Mayer, as Trustee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Address:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed this Investors’ Rights Agreement as of the date first above written.

 

 

 

INVESTOR:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALAFI CAPITAL COMPANY, LLC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Address:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Schedule of Investors

 

Harmony Partners Fund I

Harmony Natera, LLC

Sequoia Capital XII Principals Fund

Sequoia Capital XII

Sequoia Technology Partners XII

Claremont Creek Ventures, L.P.

Claremont Creek Partners Fund, L.P.

Claremont Creek Ventures II, L.P.

Lightspeed Venture Partners VIII

The Founders Fund II Entrepreneurs Fund LP

The Founders Fund II LP

The Founders Fund II Principals Fund

Christopher Alafi (qualified individual)

Amberbrook VI LLC

Malmi LLC

jVen Capital, LLC

Alex Moshkevich (qualified individual)

Royalty Opportunities S.ÀR.L

HealthCor Partners Fund II, LP

Carl Seiden