Agreement

STOCKHOLDERS AGREEMENT by and Between DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG and METROPCS COMMUNICATIONS, INC. DATED AS OF APRIL 30, 2013

Exhibit 10.1

EXECUTION COPY

STOCKHOLDER’S AGREEMENT

by and between

DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG

and

METROPCS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.

DATED AS OF APRIL 30, 2013


TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

          Page  
Article I DEFINITIONS      1   

Section 1.1

   Definitions      1   

Section 1.2

   Other Definitional Provisions      6   
Article II REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES      7   

Section 2.1

   Representations and Warranties of the Company      7   

Section 2.2

   Representations and Warranties of the Stockholder      7   
Article III CORPORATE GOVERNANCE      8   

Section 3.1

   Board Representation      8   

Section 3.2

   Specified Actions      10   

Section 3.3

   Organizational Documents Actions      11   

Section 3.4

   Debt Amendments      11   

Section 3.5

   Information      11   

Section 3.6

   Director Consent Rights      13   
Article IV TRANSFERS OF COMMON STOCK      13   

Section 4.1

   Certain Acquisitions      13   

Section 4.2

   Certain Dispositions      14   
Article V REGISTRATION RIGHTS      14   

Section 5.1

   Shelf Registration      14   

Section 5.2

   Demand Registration      15   

Section 5.3

   Registration Obligations      15   

Section 5.4

   Piggy-Back Registration      16   

Section 5.5

   Cutbacks      17   

Section 5.6

   Termination of Registration Obligation      17   

Section 5.7

   Registration Procedures      18   

Section 5.8

   Registration Expenses      23   

Section 5.9

   Indemnification; Contribution      23   

Section 5.10

   Indemnification Procedures      24   

Section 5.11

   Transferee Registration Rights      25   
Article VI NON-COMPETITION      26   

Section 6.1

   Non-Competition      26   

Section 6.2

   Reasonable Scope      27   
Article VII MISCELLANEOUS      27   

Section 7.1

   Injunctive Relief      27   

Section 7.2

   Assignment      27   

Section 7.3

   Amendments; Waiver      27   

Section 7.4

   Termination      28   

Section 7.5

   Notices      28   

Section 7.6

   Governing Law; Jurisdiction; Forum; Waiver of Trial by Jury      29   

Section 7.7

   Interpretation      29   

Section 7.8

   Entire Agreement; No Other Representations      30   

Section 7.9

   No Third-Party Beneficiaries      30   

Section 7.10

   Severability      30   

Section 7.11

   Counterparts      30   

 

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STOCKHOLDER’S AGREEMENT, dated as of April 30, 2013 (this “Agreement”), by and between DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG, an Aktiengesellschaft organized and existing under the Laws of the Federal Republic of Germany (the “Stockholder”), and METROPCS COMMUNICATIONS, INC., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”). Capitalized terms used herein and not otherwise defined shall have the respective meanings assigned to such terms in that certain Business Combination Agreement, dated as of October 3, 2012 (the “Business Combination Agreement”), by and among the Stockholder, the Company, T-Mobile Global Zwischenholding GmbH, T-Mobile Global Holding GmbH (“Holding”), and T-Mobile USA, Inc. (“TMUS”).

W I T N E S S E T H:

WHEREAS, the Company and the Stockholder have entered into the Business Combination Agreement, pursuant to which, among other things, Holding desires to sell to the Company, and the Company desires to purchase from Holding, all of the issued and outstanding equity interests of TMUS in exchange for the issuance of a certain amount of shares of Common Stock (as defined below) to Holding and other consideration, all upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth therein; and

WHEREAS, the Company and the Stockholder desire to establish in this Agreement certain rights and obligations in respect of the shares of common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, of the Company (the “Common Stock”) received by Holding, and related matters concerning the Stockholder’s relationship with and investment in the Company.

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants and agreements set forth herein, and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the parties hereto, intending to be legally bound, hereby agree as follows:

ARTICLE I

DEFINITIONS

Section 1.1 Definitions. As used in this Agreement, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated below:

Acquiror Purchase Offer” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 4.2(c).

Affiliate” shall mean with respect to any Person, a Person that directly or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, Controls, is Controlled by, or is under common Control with such Person, provided that the Stockholder shall not be deemed to be an Affiliate of the Company and vice versa.

Affiliated Directors” shall mean Directors who are also officers, employees, directors or Affiliates of the Stockholder.

Agreement” shall have the meaning set forth in the Preamble.


Beneficially Own” shall mean, with respect to any securities, (i) having “beneficial ownership” of such securities for purposes of Rule 13d-3 or 13d-5 under the Exchange Act (or any successor statute or regulation), (ii) having the right to become the Beneficial Owner of such securities (whether such right is exercisable immediately or only after the passage of time or the occurrence of conditions) pursuant to any agreement, arrangement or understanding, or upon the exercise of conversion rights, exchange rights, rights, warrants or options, or otherwise, or (iii) having an exercise or conversion privilege or a settlement payment or mechanism with respect to any option, warrant, convertible security, stock appreciation, swap agreement or other security, contract right or derivative position, whether or not currently exercisable, at a price related to the value of the securities for which Beneficial Ownership is being determined or a value determined in whole or part with reference to, or derived in whole or in part from, the value of the securities for which Beneficial Ownership is being determined that increases in value as the value of the securities for which Beneficial Ownership is being determined increases or that provides to the holder an opportunity, directly or indirectly, to profit or share in any profit derived from any increase in the value of the securities for which Beneficial Ownership is being determined (excluding any interests, rights, options or other securities set forth in Rule 16a-1(c)(1)-(5) or (7) promulgated pursuant to the Exchange Act).

Blackout Period” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 5.3(c).

Board” shall mean, as of any date, the Board of Directors of the Company in office on that date.

Business Combination Agreement” shall have the meaning set forth in the Preamble.

Business Day” shall mean any day other than a Saturday, a Sunday, a federal holiday or a day on which banks in the City of New York or in Bonn, Germany are authorized or obligated by Law to close.

Chosen Courts” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 7.6.

Claim Notice” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 5.10(a).

Claims” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 5.9(a).

Common Stock” shall have the meaning set forth in the Recitals.

Company” shall have the meaning set forth in the Preamble.

Company Information” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 3.5(b).

Competing Business” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 6.1.

Control” shall mean the possession, direct or indirect, of the power to direct, or cause the direction of, the management and policies of a Person, whether through the ownership of voting securities, voting equity, limited liability company interests, general partner interests, or voting interests, by contract or otherwise.

 

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Debt to Cash Flow Ratio” shall have the meaning set forth in the indenture or other instrument governing the terms of the Stockholder Notes, as in effect on the date hereof.

Demand Registration Statement” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 5.2.

Demand Request” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 5.2.

Director” shall mean any member of the Board.

EDGAR” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 5.7(a)(ii).

Effective Period” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 5.7(a)(iii).

Encumbrance” shall mean any lien, pledge, charge, claim, encumbrance, hypothecation, security interest, option, lease, license, mortgage, easement or other restriction or third-party right of any kind, including any right of first refusal, tag-along or drag-along rights or restriction on voting, transferring, lending, disposing or assigning, in each case other than pursuant to this Agreement.

Exchange Act” shall mean the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

Existing Registration Rights Agreement” shall mean the Registration Rights Agreement, effective as of April 24, 2007, by and among MetroPCS and the stockholders listed therein.

Holding” shall have the meaning set forth in the Preamble.

Indebtedness” shall have the meaning set forth in the indenture or other instrument governing the terms of the Stockholder Notes, as in effect on the date hereof.

Indemnifying Party” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 5.10(a).

Lock-Up Period” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 4.2(a).

Maximum Number” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 5.5.

Non-Affiliated Directors” shall mean any Directors who are not Affiliated Directors.

NYSE” shall mean the New York Stock Exchange.

Organizational Documents” shall mean, with respect to any Person, such Person’s articles or certificate of association, incorporation, formation or organization, by-laws, limited liability company agreement, partnership agreement or other constituent document or documents, each in its currently effective form as amended from time to time.

Other Holder” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 5.5.

 

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Permitted Debt” shall have the meaning set forth in the indenture or other instrument governing the terms of the Stockholder Notes, as in effect on the date hereof.

Permitted Liens” shall have the meaning set forth in the indenture or other instrument governing the terms of the Stockholder Notes, as in effect on the date hereof.

Person” shall mean any individual, corporation (including not-for-profit), general or limited partnership, limited liability company, joint venture, estate, trust, association, organization, governmental entity or other entity of any kind or nature.

Piggy-Back Registration” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 5.4.

Piggy-Back Request” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 5.4.

Piggy-Back Securities” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 5.4.

Potential Default” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 3.4.

Proposed Acquiror” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 4.2(b).

Proposed Acquisition” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 4.1(b).

Proposed Sale” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 4.2(b).

Purchaser Shares” shall mean the shares of Common Stock Beneficially Owned, as of the date of determination, by the Stockholder and any other securities issued in respect thereof or into which such shares of Common Stock shall be converted or exchanged in connection with stock dividends or distributions, combinations or any similar recapitalizations on or after the date hereof.

Registrable Debt” shall mean, at any time, notes, debentures or other debt securities of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries that are Beneficially Owned by the Stockholder.

Registrable Securities” shall mean the Registrable Shares and the Registrable Debt.

Registrable Securities Transferee” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 5.11(a).

Registrable Shares” shall mean, at any time, the Purchaser Shares that are Beneficially Owned by the Stockholder.

Required Approval” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 4.1(b).

Representatives” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 3.5(b).

 

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Rule 144” shall mean Rule 144 promulgated under the Securities Act or any similar rule or regulation hereafter adopted by the SEC having substantially the same effect as such rule.

S-3 Eligible” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 5.1.

Stockholder” shall have the meaning set forth in the Preamble.

Stockholder Designees” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 3.1(b).

Stockholder Notes” shall mean the DT Notes, as defined in the Business Combination Agreement.

Stockholder Purchase Offer” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 4.1(b).

Subsidiary” shall mean, with respect to any Person, any entity, whether incorporated or unincorporated, of which (i) voting power to elect a majority of the board of directors, management committee or others performing similar functions with respect to such other Person is held by the first mentioned Person and/or by any one or more of its Subsidiaries, (ii) a general partnership interest is held by such first mentioned Person and/or by any one or more of its Subsidiaries (excluding partnerships where such first mentioned Person (A) does not Beneficially Own a majority of the general partnership interests or voting interests and (B) does not otherwise Control such entity, directly or indirectly, by contract, arrangement or otherwise), or (iii) at least 50% of the Equity Interests of such other Person is, directly or indirectly, owned or Controlled by such first mentioned Person and/or by any one or more of its Subsidiaries.

Takedown Prospectus Supplement” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 5.1.

Takedown Request” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 5.1.

TMUS” shall have the meaning set forth in the Preamble.

Transfer” shall mean any direct or indirect sale, transfer, assignment, pledge, hypothecation, mortgage, license, gift, creation of a security interest in or lien on, placement in trust (voting or otherwise), encumbrance or other disposition to any Person, including those by way of spin-off (such as through a dividend), hedging or derivative transactions or otherwise; provided, however, that any tender or exchange offer, merger (other than a merger by the Stockholder to effect a reorganization or recapitalization), amalgamation, plan of arrangement or consolidation or any similar transaction in which each holder of capital stock of the Stockholder (other than, if applicable, the Person proposing such transaction) disposes, sells, transfers or assigns or is offered the opportunity to dispose, sell, transfer or assign some or all of the capital stock of the Stockholder Beneficially Owned by each such holder or which otherwise results in the acquisition of some or all of the capital stock of the Stockholder Beneficially Owned by each such holder shall not be deemed to be the Transfer of any Purchaser Shares Beneficially Owned by the Stockholder.

 

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Votes” shall mean the number of votes entitled to be cast generally in the election of Directors.

Voting Percentage” of a Person shall mean, as of the date of determination, the ratio, expressed as a percentage, of (i) the Votes entitled to be cast by the holders of the Voting Securities Beneficially Owned by such Person to (ii) the aggregate Votes entitled to be cast by all holders of the then-outstanding Voting Securities.

Voting Securities” shall mean, together, (i) the Common Stock and (ii) any class of capital stock or other securities of the Company other than the Common Stock that are entitled to vote generally in the election of Directors.

Section 1.2 Other Definitional Provisions. Unless the express context otherwise requires:

(a) 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;

(b) the words “date hereof”, when used in this Agreement, shall refer to the date set forth in the Preamble;

(c) the terms defined in the singular have a comparable meaning when used in the plural, and vice versa;

(d) the terms defined in the present tense have a comparable meaning when used in the past tense, and vice versa;

(e) any references herein to “Dollars” and “$” are to United States Dollars;

(f) any references herein to a specific Section, Schedule, Annex or Exhibit shall refer, respectively, to Sections, Schedules, Annexes or Exhibits of this Agreement;

(g) wherever the word “include”, “includes”, or “including” is used in this Agreement, it shall be deemed to be followed by the words “without limitation”;

(h) references herein to any gender includes each other gender; and

(i) the word “or” shall not be exclusive.

 

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ARTICLE II

REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES

Section 2.1 Representations and Warranties of the Company. The Company represents and warrants to the Stockholder that, as of the date hereof:

(a) The Company is a corporation duly organized, validly existing and in good standing under the Laws of the State of Delaware.

(b) The Company has all requisite power and authority and has taken all action necessary in order to execute and deliver this Agreement and to perform its obligations hereunder. The execution and delivery by the Company of this Agreement and the performance of its obligations hereunder have been duly authorized by all necessary action of the Company. This Agreement has been duly executed and delivered by the Company and, assuming the due authorization, execution and delivery of this Agreement by the Stockholder, constitutes the legal, valid and binding obligation of the Company, enforceable against the Company in accordance with its terms, except as limited by applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, fraudulent transfer, reorganization, moratorium and similar Laws affecting the enforcement of creditors’ rights generally or, as to enforceability, by general equitable principles.

(c) The execution and delivery of this Agreement by the Company and the performance of its obligations hereunder will not constitute or result in (i) a breach or violation of, or a default under, the Organizational Documents of the Company, (ii) a breach or violation of, a termination (or right of termination) or default under, the creation or acceleration of any obligations under, or the creation of an Encumbrance on any of the assets of the Company (with or without notice, lapse of time or both) pursuant to, any agreement, lease, license, contract, note, mortgage, indenture, arrangement or other obligation binding upon the Company, or (iii) conflict with, breach or violate any Law applicable to the Company or by which its properties are bound or affected, except, in the case of clause (ii) or (iii) above, for any breach, violation, termination, default, creation or acceleration that would not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be likely to impair in any material respect the ability of the Company to perform its obligations under this Agreement.

(d) The Company is a “well-known seasoned issuer” (as defined in Rule 405 promulgated under the Securities Act) eligible to register the Registrable Shares for resale by the Stockholder on a registration statement on Form S-3 under the Securities Act. The Company is subject to the reporting requirements of the Exchange Act.

Section 2.2 Representations and Warranties of the Stockholder. The Stockholder represents and warrants to the Company that, as of the date hereof:

(a) The Stockholder is an Aktiengesellschaft organized and existing under the Laws of the Federal Republic of Germany.

(b) The Stockholder has all requisite power and authority to execute and deliver this Agreement and to perform its obligations hereunder. The execution and delivery by the Stockholder of this Agreement and the performance of its obligations hereunder have been

 

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duly authorized by all necessary action of the Stockholder. This Agreement has been duly executed and delivered by the Stockholder and, assuming the due authorization, execution and delivery of this Agreement by the Company, constitutes the legal, valid and binding obligation of the Stockholder, enforceable against the Stockholder in accordance with its terms, except as limited by applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, fraudulent transfer, reorganization, moratorium and similar Laws affecting the enforcement of creditors’ rights generally or, as to enforceability, by general equitable principles.

(c) The execution and delivery of this Agreement by the Stockholder and the performance of its obligations hereunder will not constitute or result in (i) a breach or violation of, or a default under, the Organizational Documents of the Stockholder, (ii) a breach or violation of, a termination (or right of termination) or default under, the creation or acceleration of any obligations under, or the creation of an Encumbrance on any of the assets of the Stockholder (with or without notice, lapse of time or both) pursuant to, any agreement, lease, license, contract, note, mortgage, indenture, arrangement or other obligation binding upon the Stockholder, or (iii) conflict with, breach or violate any Law applicable to the Stockholder or by which its properties are bound or affected, except, in the case of clause (ii) or (iii) above, for any breach, violation, termination, default, creation or acceleration that would not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be likely to impair in any material respect the ability of the Stockholder to perform its obligations under this Agreement.

ARTICLE III

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

Section 3.1 Board Representation. At all times when the Stockholder’s Voting Percentage is 10% or more:

(a) The Company and the Stockholder shall use their reasonable best efforts to cause at least three of the Directors to be considered “independent” under the rules of the SEC, the NYSE and any other or additional exchange on which the securities of the Company are listed, including for purposes of Rule 10A-3 promulgated under the Exchange Act (or any successor rule thereto).

(b) The Stockholder shall have the right to designate a number of individuals to be nominees for election to the Board (“Stockholder Designees”) equal to the Stockholder’s Voting Percentage multiplied by the total number of Directors that the Company would have if there were no vacancies, rounded to the nearest whole number (and in any event not less than one), and the Company and the Stockholder shall use their reasonable best efforts to cause such Stockholder Designees to be elected to the Board; provided that the number of Directors who are Affiliated Directors shall not in any event exceed a number equal to the Stockholder’s Voting Percentage multiplied by the total number of Directors that the Company would have if there were no vacancies, rounded to the nearest whole number greater than zero. If at any time the Stockholder’s Voting Percentage is less than 10%, the Stockholder shall promptly cause all of the Stockholder Designees then serving as Directors to resign from the Board, and the contractual rights of the Stockholder to designate one or more Stockholder Designees pursuant to this Article III shall forever terminate.

 

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(c) The Company shall cause any committee of the Board to include in its membership a number of Stockholder Designees then serving as Directors equal to the Stockholder’s Voting Percentage multiplied by the total number of members that such committee would have if there were no vacancies on such committee, rounded to the nearest whole number, except to the extent that such membership would violate the rules of the SEC, the NYSE and any other or additional exchange on which the securities of the Company are listed, or any other applicable securities Laws; provided, however, that no committee may consist solely of Affiliated Directors. If at any time the number of Stockholder Designees then serving as Directors or as members of any committee of the Board exceeds the number of Stockholder Designees the Stockholder is entitled to designate to the Board or any committee thereof pursuant to this Article III, the Stockholder shall cause the number of Stockholder Designees then serving as Directors or as members of such committee of the Board representing such excess to resign immediately as Directors or committee members, as applicable.

(d) Each Stockholder Designee shall not be prohibited or disqualified from serving as a Director pursuant to any rule or regulation of the SEC, the NYSE or any other or additional exchange on which securities of the Company are listed or by applicable Law. The Stockholder shall, and shall cause the Stockholder Designees to, timely provide the Company with accurate and complete information relating to the Stockholder and the Stockholder Designees that may be required to be disclosed by the Company under the Securities Act or the Exchange Act, including such information required to be furnished by the Company with respect to the Stockholder Designees in a proxy statement pursuant to Rule 14a-101 promulgated under the Exchange Act, and the nationality of such Stockholder Designee. In addition, at the Company’s request, the Stockholder shall cause the Stockholder Designees to complete and execute the Company’s director and officer questionnaire prior to being elected to the Board or standing for reelection at an annual meeting of stockholders or at such other time as may be reasonably requested by the Company.

(e) With respect to each meeting of stockholders of the Company at which Directors are to be elected, the Company shall provide the Stockholder with notice of such meeting not less than 120 days prior to the date thereof, and the Stockholder shall provide the Company with written notice of the names (together with all other information requested by the Company pursuant to Section 3.1(d)) of the Stockholder Designees to be nominated for election at such meeting not more than 30 days following the delivery of such notice. If the Stockholder shall fail to timely provide the Company with the names of that number of Stockholder Designees equal to the number of Stockholder Designees the Stockholder is entitled to designate pursuant to this Article III, the Nominating Committee of the Board may select alternative nominees for such positions. If any Stockholder Designee is not qualified, available or eligible to stand for election, then the Stockholder may name an acceptable and available replacement Stockholder Designee and any such Stockholder Designee will be included as a nominee for election at such meeting if written notice of the name of such Stockholder Designee is provided to the Company within a reasonable period of time prior to the mailing of the proxy statement for such meeting. The Company shall cause the Stockholder Designees to be included in the slate of Directors approved and recommended by the Board for election at such meeting and shall use its reasonable best efforts to cause the election of each such Stockholder Designee, including soliciting proxies in favor of the election of such Stockholder Designees at such meeting.

 

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(f) In the event the size of the Board is increased at any time and as a result of such increase, the Stockholder shall be entitled to designate one or more additional Stockholder Designees based upon the increased size of the Board and its then Voting Percentage pursuant to this Section 3.1, (i) the Stockholder shall be entitled promptly to designate such Stockholder Designees, and (ii) the Company shall cause the prompt appointment or election of such Stockholder Designee(s) as Director(s).

(g) Upon the resignation, retirement, death or other removal (with or without cause) from office of any Stockholder Designee serving as a Director at a time when the Stockholder has the right under this Section 3.1 to designate a replacement Stockholder Designee, (i) the Stockholder shall be entitled promptly to designate a replacement Stockholder Designee and (ii) the Company shall cause the prompt appointment or election of such replacement Stockholder Designee as a Director.

Section 3.2 Specified Actions. In addition to any other vote, consent or approval required by the Company’s Organizational Documents, this Agreement or applicable Law, for so long as the Stockholder’s Voting Percentage is 30% or greater, the Company shall not, and shall cause its Subsidiaries not to, take or agree to take any of the following actions, in each case without the prior written consent of the Stockholder, which consent the Stockholder may withhold in its sole discretion:

(a) create, incur, issue, assume or otherwise become liable for (including through a merger, acquisition or otherwise) or refinance or guarantee any Indebtedness (excluding any Permitted Debt) that would result in the Company and its subsidiaries, on a consolidated basis, having or being liable for Indebtedness in an aggregate principal amount that would result in the Debt to Cash Flow Ratio for the Company’s most recently ended four full fiscal quarters for which financial statements are available to be greater than 5.25 to 1.0 on a pro forma basis as if the additional Indebtedness had been incurred at the beginning of such four-quarter period;

(b) take any action or enter into any transaction that would reasonably be expected to result in a breach of or default under any credit agreement, indenture, note, or similar instrument or security to which the Stockholder or any of its Affiliates is a party or is bound;

(c) acquire (including by way of merger, recapitalization, reorganization, liquidation or dissolution) any business, debt or equity interests, operations or assets of any Person, or make any investment in or loan to any Person, in any single transaction or series of related transactions (excluding the acquisition of products and equipment in the ordinary course of business), for consideration in excess of $1,000,000,000;

(d) sell, lease, transfer, Encumber (other than Permitted Liens) or otherwise dispose of (including by way of merger, recapitalization, reorganization, liquidation or dissolution) any division, business, or operations of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, or any equity interests of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, in any single transaction or series of related transactions, for consideration in excess of $1,000,000,000;

(e) change the size of the Board;

 

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(f) issue any equity or equity-linked securities or other Voting Securities of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, in any single transaction or series of related transactions, (i) constituting 10% or more of the then outstanding shares of Common Stock (other than grants of incentive awards to officers or employees of the Company or its Subsidiaries that are approved by the Board or the applicable committee thereof or issuances of securities to the Company or any of its wholly-owned Subsidiaries) or (ii) for the purpose of redeeming or purchasing any indebtedness of the Company held by the Stockholder or its Affiliates;

(g) (i) except as required in the Organizational Documents, repurchase or redeem any equity (or equity-based) securities of the Company or any of its non-wholly owned Subsidiaries, or (ii) make any extraordinary or in-kind dividend with respect to any of the equity (or equity-based) securities of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, other than a dividend on a pro rata basis with respect to all stockholders of the Company, or a dividend to the Company or any of its wholly owned Subsidiaries; or

(h) hire, or terminate without cause, its Chief Executive Officer, or agree to do so.

Section 3.3 Organizational Documents Actions. In addition to any other vote, consent or approval required by the Company’s Organizational Documents, this Agreement or applicable Law, for so long as the Stockholder’s Voting Percentage is 5% or greater, the Company shall not amend or seek to amend its Organizational Documents (including, for the avoidance of doubt, the creation of any shareholder rights plan or other amendment intended to limit the Stockholder’s ownership or acquisition of securities of the Company) in any manner that could limit, restrict or adversely affect the Stockholder or its rights thereunder without the prior written consent of the Stockholder, which consent may be withheld in its sole discretion.

Section 3.4 Debt Defaults. The Company shall notify the Stockholder any time it is reasonably likely that the Company will default on any Indebtedness (as defined in the Business Combination Agreement) with a principal amount greater than $75 million (a “Potential Default”). Thereupon, the Stockholder shall have the right, but not the obligation, to provide new debt financing to the Company up to the amount of the Indebtedness that is the subject of the Potential Default plus any applicable prepayment or other penalties, on the same terms and conditions as such Indebtedness (together with any waiver of the Potential Default). If Stockholder elects to provide the Company with new debt financing, the Company shall take any actions reasonably requested by the Stockholder (i) to prepare documentation reflecting the terms and conditions of the new debt financing; (ii) to repay the Indebtedness that is the subject of the Potential Default; and (iii) to take any other action necessary or desirable to avert the Potential Default.

Section 3.5 Information.

(a) For so long as the Stockholder’s Voting Percentage is 10% or greater, the Stockholder shall be entitled to the information and consultation rights set forth in this Section 3.5 with respect to the Company and its Subsidiaries, in addition to any other vote, consent or approval rights set forth herein, in the Company’s Organizational Documents or otherwise: (i) the Stockholder shall be entitled to consult with the officers of the Company with respect to

 

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the Company’s business and financial matters, including management’s proposed annual operating plans, and, upon request, members of management will meet with representatives of the Stockholder at mutually agreeable times and places for such consultation, including to review progress in achieving said plans; provided that such consultation shall not unreasonably disrupt the normal operations of the Company or its Subsidiaries and the Stockholder shall be responsible for any out-of-pocket costs and expenses incurred by the Company in connection with such consultation; (ii) the Company shall furnish the Stockholder with such available financial and operating data and other information with respect to the business and properties of the Company and its Subsidiaries as the Stockholder may reasonably request; provided that such request must be made through the Company’s chief financial officer or one or more individuals designated by such person, and in any event, if a Stockholder Designee is then serving as a Director, with all information provided to members of the Board; and (iii) the Stockholder shall be entitled to inspect all books and records and facilities and properties of the Company at reasonable times and intervals.

(b) Subject to the requirements of applicable Law, regulations and rules (including the regulations and rules of the NYSE and any other or additional exchange on which the securities of the Company are listed), the Stockholder shall, and shall cause its officers, directors, employees, accountants, counsel and consultants (“Representatives”) and the Stockholder Designees to, keep confidential all information and documents of the Company and its Affiliates obtained by the Stockholder and the Stockholder Designees (the “Company Information”) unless the Company Information (i) is or becomes publicly available other than as a result of a breach of this Section 3.5 by the Stockholder, including by way of actions taken by its Representatives or the Stockholder Designees; (ii) was within the possession of the Stockholder or the Stockholder Designees prior to being furnished such information by or on behalf of the Company on a non-confidential basis; provided that the source of such information was not known by the Stockholder, its Representatives or the Stockholder Designees to be bound by a confidentiality agreement with, or other contractual, legal or fiduciary obligation of confidentiality to, the Company or any of its Subsidiaries with respect to the Company Information; (iii) was available to the Stockholder or the Stockholder Designees on a non-confidential basis from a source other than the Company, any of its Subsidiaries or any of its or their Representatives; provided that such source was not known to the Stockholder or the Stockholder Designees to be bound by a confidentiality agreement with, or other contractual, legal or fiduciary obligation of confidentiality to, the Company or any of its Subsidiaries with respect to such Company Information; or (iv) was independently developed by or on behalf of the Stockholder without violating any of the obligations under this Section 3.5. The Stockholder shall, and shall cause its controlled Affiliates, Representatives, and the Affiliated Directors to, comply with applicable law regarding insider trading in the Company’s securities to the extent any of them is in possession of Company Information.

(c) The Stockholder hereby acknowledges that it is aware and will advise its Representatives who are informed as to the matters which are the subject of this Agreement, that the United States securities Laws prohibit any Person who is in possession of material, non-public information concerning the matters that are the subject of this Agreement from purchasing or selling securities of the Company or from communicating such information to any other Person under circumstances in which it is reasonably foreseeable that such Person is likely to purchase or sell securities.

 

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(d) From the date hereof until the next subsequent filing of the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K, the Stockholder agrees to use its commercially reasonable efforts to assist the Company with the integration of TMUS and its Subsidiaries into the Company’s internal control structure and procedures for financial reporting compliance with the requirements of Rule 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

Section 3.6 Director Consent Rights.

(a) In addition to any other vote, consent or approval required by the Company’s Organizational Documents, this Agreement, applicable Law or otherwise, during the term of this Agreement, the Stockholder agrees not to, and shall cause the Stockholder Designees then serving as Directors not to, support, enter into or vote in favor of any transaction between, or involving both (A) the Company and (B) the Stockholder or an Affiliate of the Stockholder unless such transaction is approved by a majority of the Directors, which majority includes a majority of the Non-Affiliated Directors (it being understood that such approval or similar approvals in this Agreement shall not require any separate vote or consent of the Non-Affiliated Directors).

(b) From and after the Closing, the Stockholder agrees that the Non-Affiliated Directors shall direct and make any determinations with respect to the Company’s post-Closing actions under Section 2.4 of the Business Combination Agreement.

ARTICLE IV

TRANSFERS OF COMMON STOCK

Section 4.1 Certain Acquisitions. (a) The Stockholder shall not, and shall cause each of its Affiliates not to, directly or indirectly, alone or in concert with any other Person, acquire, offer to acquire or agree to acquire (including from the Company) Beneficial Ownership of any Common Stock that would cause the Stockholder’s and its Affiliates’ Voting Percentage to exceed 80.1%, except in accordance with the following provisions of this Section 4.1.

(b) If the Stockholder or its Affiliates proposes to acquire Common Stock that would cause the Stockholder’s Voting Percentage to exceed 80.1% (the “Proposed Acquisition”), the Stockholder or its Affiliates shall offer to acquire all of the then-outstanding Common Stock at the same price and on the same terms and conditions as the Proposed Acquisition (the “Stockholder Purchase Offer”). For the avoidance of doubt, the Stockholder Purchase Offer may contemplate a merger or other consolidation, a tender offer, or any other transaction that could permit the acquisition of all of the then-outstanding Common Stock. The Stockholder shall not, and shall cause its Affiliates not to, consummate, in whole or in part, any Proposed Acquisition or Stockholder Purchase Offer unless such Stockholder Purchase Offer is either (i) accepted and approved by a majority of the Directors, which majority includes a majority of the Non-Affiliated Directors, or (ii) accepted or approved by holders of a majority of the Common Stock held by stockholders of the Company other than the Stockholder and its Affiliates (either of clause (i) or (ii), the “Required Approval”). The Stockholder may, in its sole discretion, withdraw any Stockholder Purchase Offer and terminate any Proposed Acquisition at any time.

 

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Section 4.2 Certain Dispositions. (a) The Stockholder shall not Transfer any Registrable Shares during the 18-month period commencing at the Closing (the “Lock-Up Period”) other than Transfers (i) approved by a majority of the Directors, which majority includes a majority of the Non-Affiliated Directors, (ii) in connection with any transaction (including any merger or other consolidation or reorganization, tender or exchange offer, or any other similar transaction) generally available to holders of Common Stock, or to which shares of Common Stock are subject, on terms at least as favorable to such holders of Common Stock as those on which the Stockholder participates in such transaction, or (iii) following the 183-day period commencing at the Closing, in transactions not involving the public offer or sale of Registrable Shares and in which the applicable transferee(s) shall be subject to the restrictions set forth in this Section 4.2(a).

(b) Subject to Section 4.2(a), the Stockholder and its Affiliates may freely Transfer their Common Stock subject to applicable Law, provided that if the Stockholder intends to Transfer any Common Stock to a third party (the “Proposed Acquiror”), as a result of which Transfer (to the knowledge of Stockholder following reasonable inquiry) the Proposed Acquiror’s Voting Percentage would be greater than 30% (the “Proposed Sale”), then the Stockholder shall not effect such Proposed Sale other than in accordance with Section 4.2(c).

(c) No Proposed Sale shall be consummated unless the Proposed Acquiror shall contemporaneously make a binding offer to acquire all of the then-outstanding Common Stock of the Company, at the same price and on the same terms and conditions as the Proposed Sale (the “Acquiror Purchase Offer”). For the avoidance of doubt, the Acquiror Purchase Offer may contemplate a merger or other consolidation, a tender offer, or any other transaction that permits the acquisition of all of the then-outstanding Common Stock.

ARTICLE V

REGISTRATION RIGHTS

Section 5.1 Shelf Registration. As soon as reasonably practicable following the Closing, and in any event within 30 days thereof, the Company shall file, and shall thereafter use its commercially reasonable efforts to make and keep effective (including by renewing or refiling upon expiration), a shelf registration statement permitting the resale from time to time on a delayed or continuous basis pursuant to Rule 415 of the Securities Act by the Stockholder of the Registrable Securities, which registration statement shall be filed on (i) Form S-3, if the Company is then eligible to file a registration statement on Form S-3 (pursuant to the General Instructions to Form S-3) (“S-3 Eligible”), or (ii) any other appropriate form under the Securities Act for the type of offering contemplated by the Stockholder, if the Company is not then S-3 Eligible. Thereafter, the Company shall, as promptly as reasonably practicable following the written request of the Stockholder for a resale of Registrable Securities (a “Takedown Request”), file a prospectus supplement (a “Takedown Prospectus Supplement”) to such shelf registration statement filed under Rule 424 promulgated under the Securities Act with respect to resales of the Registrable Securities pursuant to the Stockholder’s intended method of distribution thereof, and to the extent such Takedown Prospectus Supplement is not automatically effective upon filing, shall, subject to the terms of this Article V, use its commercially reasonable efforts to cause such prospectus supplement to be declared effective under the Securities Act promptly

 

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after the filing thereof. Each Takedown Request shall specify the Registrable Securities to be registered, their aggregate amount, and the intended method or methods of distribution thereof. The Stockholder agrees to provide the Company with such information in connection with a Takedown Request as may be reasonably requested by the Company to ensure that the Takedown Prospectus Supplement complies with the requirements of the Securities Act.

Section 5.2 Demand Registration. At any time after the end of the Lock-Up Period and at which time the shelf registration statement required pursuant to Section 5.1 shall not be available for the resale of the Registrable Securities, including if for any reason the Company shall be ineligible to maintain or use a shelf registration statement, the Company shall, as promptly as reasonably practicable following the written request of the Stockholder for registration under the Securities Act of all or part of the Registrable Securities (a “Demand Request”), file a registration statement with the SEC (a “Demand Registration Statement”) with respect to resales of the Registrable Securities pursuant to the Stockholder’s intended method of distribution thereof, and shall, subject to the terms of this Article V, use its commercially reasonable efforts to cause such Demand Registration Statement to be declared effective under the Securities Act promptly after the filing thereof; provided that such Demand Registration Statement shall be filed on (i) Form S-3, if the Company is then S-3 Eligible, or (ii) any other appropriate form under the Securities Act for the type of offering contemplated by the Stockholder, if the Company is not then S-3 Eligible. Each Demand Request shall specify the Registrable Securities to be registered, their aggregate amount, and the intended method or methods of distribution thereof. The Stockholder agrees to provide the Company with such information in connection with a Demand Request as may be reasonably requested by the Company to ensure that the Demand Registration Statement complies with the requirements of the Securities Act.

Section 5.3 Registration Obligations.

(a) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary set forth in Section 5.1 or Section 5.2, the Company shall not be obligated to prepare, file or cause a Demand Registration Statement or Takedown Prospectus Supplement to become effective:

(i) unless the expected proceeds from the sale of the Registrable Securities to be included in such Demand Registration Statement or Takedown Prospectus Supplement is $100,000,000 or greater; and

(ii) in the case of Registrable Shares, within 90 days after the effective date of a Takedown Prospectus Supplement, a Demand Registration Statement or a registration statement in which the Stockholder participated pursuant to its piggy-back rights pursuant to Section 5.4 (provided that the number of Registrable Shares included in such Piggy-Back Registration was not less than 60% of the number of Registrable Shares requested to be registered by the Stockholder pursuant to the Piggy-Back Request related to such Piggy-Back Registration), in each case with respect to Registrable Shares.

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Stockholder reimburses the Company for all reasonable, out-of-pocket expenses incurred by the Company in connection with such Takedown Request or Demand Request, and (ii) the Stockholder shall not make another Takedown Request or Demand Request with respect to Registrable Shares during the 45 days following the date of a revocation with respect to Registrable Shares.

(c) Notwithstanding anything in this Agreement to the contrary, the Company shall be entitled to postpone and delay, for reasonable periods of time not in excess of 60 days, but in no event more than twice in any 12-month period (a “Blackout Period”), the filing or effectiveness of any Takedown Prospectus Supplement or Demand Registration Statement or the offer or sale of any Registrable Securities thereunder if one or more executive officers of the Company shall determine in good faith that any such filing or the offering or sale of any Registrable Securities thereunder would (i) impede, delay or otherwise interfere with any pending or contemplated material acquisition, disposition, corporate reorganization or other similar material transaction involving the Company, (ii) based upon advice from the Company’s investment banker or financial advisor, materially and adversely impede, delay or otherwise interfere with any pending or contemplated financing, offering or sale of any class of securities by the Company, (iii) require disclosure of material non-public information which, if disclosed at such time, would not be in the best interests of the Company and its stockholders, or (iv) have a material adverse effect on the Company; provided, that in the event that the Company proposes to register Common Stock, whether or not for sale for its own account, during a Blackout Period, the Stockholder shall have the right to exercise its rights under Section 5.4 with respect to such registration, subject to the limitations contained in this Agreement on the exercise of such rights. Upon notice by the Company to the Stockholder of any such determination, the Stockholder shall, except as required by applicable Law, including any disclosure obligations under Section 13 of the Exchange Act, keep the fact of any such notice strictly confidential, and during any Blackout Period, promptly halt any offer, sale, trading or Transfer by it of any Common Stock for the duration of the Blackout Period set forth in such notice (or until such Blackout Period shall be earlier terminated in writing by the Company) and promptly halt any use, publication, dissemination or distribution of any prospectus or prospectus supplement covering such Registrable Securities for the duration of the Blackout Period set forth in such notice (or until such Blackout Period shall be earlier terminated in writing by the Company) and, if so directed by the Company, shall deliver to the Company any copies then in its possession of any such prospectus or prospectus supplement.

(d) The Stockholder agrees that any rights granted pursuant to this Article V shall be subject to any rights pursuant to the Existing Registration Rights Agreement to the extent such rights remain in effect after the Closing.

(e) In connection with any offering pursuant to a Takedown Prospectus Supplement or a Demand Registration Statement, the managing underwriter for such offering shall be selected by the Stockholder; provided, however, that the managing underwriter must be a nationally recognized investment banking firm.

Section 5.4 Piggy-Back Registration. If the Company at any time proposes or is required to register any Common Stock or Company debt securities under the Securities Act on its behalf or on behalf of any of its stockholders, on a form and in a manner that would permit registration of the Registrable Securities (other than in connection with dividend reinvestment

 

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plans, rights offerings or a registration statement on Form S-4 or S-8 or any similar successor form), the Company shall give the Stockholder prompt written notice of its intent to do so not less than 15 Business Days prior to the contemplated filing date for such registration statement. Upon the written request of the Stockholder (a “Piggy-Back Request”), given within five Business Days following the time that the Stockholder was given any such written notice (which request shall specify the number of Registrable Securities requested to be registered on behalf of the Stockholder) (the “Piggy-Back Securities”), the Company shall include in such registration statement (a “Piggy-Back Registration”), subject to the provisions of this Section 5.4 and, in the case of a registration on behalf of any of the Company’s stockholders, subject to the rights of such stockholders, the number of Registrable Securities set forth in such Piggy-Back Request.

Section 5.5 Cutbacks. In the event that (x) the Company proposes or is required (other than pursuant to a Takedown Request or Demand Request) to register Common Stock or Company debt securities in connection with an underwritten offering, (y) the Stockholder has made a Piggy-Back Request with respect to such offering, and (z) a nationally recognized investment banking firm selected by the Company to act as managing underwriter thereof reasonably and in good faith shall have advised the Company, the Stockholder or any other holder of Common Stock or Company debt securities intending to offer Common Stock or Company debt securities in the offering, as applicable (each, an “Other Holder”) in writing that, in its opinion, the inclusion in the registration statement of some or all of the Common Stock or Company debt securities sought to be registered by the Company, the Stockholder or the Other Holder(s) would adversely affect the price or success of the offering, the Company shall include in such registration statement such number of shares of Common Stock or principal amount of Company debt securities as the Company is advised can be sold in such offering without such an effect (the “Maximum Number”) as follows and in the following order of priority:

(a) if such registration is by the Company for its own account, (i) first, such number of shares of Common Stock or principal amount of Company debt securities as the Company proposes to register for its own account, (ii) second, to the extent the number of shares of Common Stock or Company debt securities to be included in the registration pursuant to clause (i) is less than the Maximum Number, such number of Piggy-Back Securities as the Stockholder proposes to be included pursuant to a Piggy-Back Request, and (iii) third, to the extent the number of shares of Common Stock or Company debt securities to be included in the registration pursuant to clauses (i) and (ii) is less than the Maximum Number, such number of shares of Common Stock or principal amount of Company debt securities as all Other Holders request to be included for their own account, on a pro rata basis; or

(b) if such registration is pursuant to the demand registration rights of one or more Other Holders, (i) first, such number of shares of Common Stock or principal amount of Company debt securities as such Other Holder(s) and the Stockholder propose to be included on a pro rata basis, and (ii) second, to the extent the number of shares of Common Stock or Company debt securities to be included in the registration pursuant to clause (i) is less than the Maximum Number, such number of shares of the Company Common Stock or principal amount of Company debt securities as the Company requests to be included, on a pro rata basis.

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effectiveness of any shelf registration statement filed pursuant to Section 5.1 and Section 5.2 shall terminate (a) solely with respect to Registrable Shares, on the first date on which the Stockholder Voting Percentage is less than 5% and (b) solely with respect to Registrable Debt, on the first date on which the Stockholder no longer beneficially owns any Registrable Debt.

Section 5.7 Registration Procedures. (a) In connection with each registration statement prepared pursuant to this Article V pursuant to which Registrable Securities will be offered and sold, and in accordance with the intended method or methods of distribution of the Registrable Securities as described in such registration statement, the Company shall:

(i) use its commercially reasonable efforts to, as promptly as reasonably practicable, prepare and file with the SEC a registration statement on an appropriate registration form of the SEC and cause such registration statement to become effective under the Securities Act promptly after the filing thereof, which registration statement shall comply as to form in all materials respects with the requirements of the applicable form and include all financial statements required by such form to be filed therewith; provided that before filing a registration statement or prospectus or any amendments or supplements thereto, the Company shall furnish to one counsel selected by the Stockholder draft copies of all such documents proposed to be filed at least five Business Days prior to such filing, which documents will be subject to the reasonable review and comment of the Stockholder and its agents and Representatives and the underwriters, if any, and the Company shall not file any amendment or supplement to a Takedown Prospectus Supplement or Demand Registration Statement to which the Stockholder or the underwriters, if any, shall reasonably object;

(ii) use its commercially reasonable efforts to, as promptly as reasonably practicable, furnish without charge to the Stockholder, and the underwriters, if any, at least one conformed copy of the registration statement and each post-effective amendment or supplement thereto (including all schedules and exhibits but excluding all documents incorporated or deemed incorporated therein by reference, unless requested in writing by the Stockholder or an underwriter, except to the extent such exhibits and schedules are currently available via the SEC’s Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval System (“EDGAR”)) and such number of copies of the registration statement and each amendment or supplement thereto (excluding exhibits and schedules) and the summary, preliminary, final, amended or supplemented prospectuses included in such registration statement as the Stockholder or such underwriter may reasonably request in order to facilitate the public sale or other disposition of the Registrable Securities being sold by the Stockholder (the Company hereby consents to the use in accordance with the U.S. securities Laws of such registration statement (or post-effective amendment thereto) and each such prospectus (or preliminary prospectus or supplement thereto) by the Stockholder and the underwriters, if any, in connection with the offering and sale of the Registrable Securities covered by such registration statement or prospectus);

(iii) use its commercially reasonable efforts to keep such registration statement effective until the date that is 45 days after the date such registration statement is initially declared effective (or such shorter period as shall terminate when all of the securities covered by the registration statement have been disposed or withdrawn, or if such

 

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registration statement relates to a firm commitment underwritten offering, such longer period as, in the opinion of counsel for the underwriters for such offering, a prospectus is required under the Securities Act to be delivered in connection with sales of Registrable Securities by an underwriter or dealer (but not in excess of 90 days) (the “Effective Period”), prepare and file with the SEC such amendments, post-effective amendments and supplements to the registration statement and the prospectus as may be necessary to maintain the effectiveness of the registration for the Effective Period) and cause the prospectus (and any amendments or supplements thereto) to be filed with the SEC;

(iv) use its commercially reasonable efforts to, as promptly as reasonably practicable, register or qualify the Registrable Securities covered by such registration statement under such other securities or “blue sky” laws of such jurisdictions in the United States as are reasonably necessary, keep such registrations or qualifications in effect for so long as the registration statement remains in effect, and do any and all other acts and things which may be reasonably necessary to enable the Stockholder or any underwriter to consummate the disposition of the Registrable Securities in such jurisdictions; provided, however, that in no event shall the Company be required to (A) qualify to do business as a foreign corporation in any jurisdiction where it would not, but for the requirements of this subparagraph (iv), be required to be so qualified, (B) execute or file any general consent to service of process under the Laws of any jurisdiction, (C) take any action that would subject it to service of process in suits other than those arising out of the offer and sale of the securities covered by the registration statement, or (D) subject itself to taxation in any jurisdiction where it would not otherwise be obligated to do so, but for this subparagraph (iv);

(v) use its commercially reasonable efforts to, as promptly as reasonably practicable, cause all Registrable Shares covered by such registration statement, if any, to be listed (after notice of issuance) on the NYSE or on the principal securities exchange or interdealer quotation system on which the Common Stock is then listed or quoted;

(vi) use its commercially reasonable efforts to promptly notify the Stockholder and the managing underwriter or underwriters, if any, after becoming aware thereof, (A) when the registration statement or any related prospectus or any amendment or supplement thereto has been filed, and, with respect to the registration statement or any post-effective amendment, when the same has become effective, (B) of any request by the SEC or any U.S. state securities authority for amendments or supplements to the registration statement or the related prospectus or for additional information, (C) of the issuance by the SEC of any stop order suspending the effectiveness of the registration statement or the initiation of any proceedings for that purpose, (D) of the receipt by the Company of any notification with respect to the suspension of the qualification of the Registrable Securities for sale in any jurisdiction or the initiation of any proceeding for such purpose, or (E) within the Effective Period of the happening of any event or the existence of any fact which makes any statement in the registration statement or any post-effective amendment thereto, prospectus or any amendment or supplement thereto, or any document incorporated therein by reference untrue in any material respect or which requires the making of any changes in the registration statement or post-effective amendment thereto or any prospectus or amendment or supplement thereto so that they

 

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will not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state any material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein, in light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading;

(vii) during the Effective Period, use its commercially reasonable efforts to obtain, as promptly as practicable, the withdrawal of any order enjoining or suspending the use or effectiveness of the registration statement or any post-effective amendment thereto or the lifting of any suspension of the qualification of any of the Registrable Securities for sale in any jurisdiction at the earliest date reasonably practicable;

(viii) use its commercially reasonable efforts to deliver promptly to the Stockholder and the managing underwriters, if any, copies of all correspondence between the SEC and the Company, its counsel or auditors and all memoranda relating to discussions with the SEC or its staff with respect to the registration statement (except to the extent such correspondence is currently available via EDGAR) and permit the Stockholder to do such investigation with respect to information contained in or omitted from the registration statement as it deems reasonably necessary for the purpose of conducting due diligence with respect to the Company; provided that any such investigation shall not interfere unreasonably with the Company’s business;

(ix) use its commercially reasonable efforts to, as promptly as reasonably practicable, provide and cause to be maintained a transfer agent and registrar for all Registrable Shares covered by such registration statement not later than the effective date of such registration statement;

(x) use its commercially reasonable efforts to cooperate with the Stockholder and the managing underwriter or underwriters, if any, to facilitate the timely preparation and delivery of certificates representing the Registrable Securities to be sold under the registration statement in a form eligible for deposit with the Depository Trust Corporation not bearing any restrictive legends (other than as required by the Depository Trust Corporation) and not subject to any stop transfer order with any transfer agent, and cause such Registrable Securities to be issued in such denominations and registered in such names as the managing underwriters, if any, may request in writing or, if not an underwritten offering, in accordance with the instructions of the Stockholder, in each case at least two Business Days prior to any sale of Registrable Securities;

(xi) in the case of a firm commitment underwritten offering, use its commercially reasonable efforts to, as promptly as reasonably practicable, enter into an underwriting agreement customary in form and substance (taking into account the Company’s prior underwriting agreements) for firm commitment underwritten secondary offerings of the nature contemplated by the applicable registration statement;

(xii) use its commercially reasonable efforts to, as promptly as reasonably practicable, obtain an opinion from the Company’s counsel and a “cold comfort” letter from the Company’s independent public accountants (and, if necessary, any other independent certified public accountants of any Subsidiary of the Company or of any business acquired by the Company for which financial statements and financial data is, or

 

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is required to be, included in the registration statement) in customary form and covering such matters as are customarily covered by such opinions and “cold comfort” letters in connection with an offering of the nature contemplated by the applicable registration statement;

(xiii) use its commercially reasonable efforts to, as promptly as reasonably practicable, provide to counsel to the Stockholder and to the managing underwriters, if any, and no later than the time of filing of any document which is to be incorporated by reference into the registration statement or prospectus (after the initial filing of such registration statement), copies of any such document;

(xiv) cause its officers to fully cooperate with the marketing of the Registered Securities covered by the registration statement, including, at the recommendation or request of the underwriters, making themselves available to participate in “road-show,” “one-on-one,” and other customary marketing activities in such locations (domestic and foreign) as recommended by the underwriter(s);

(xv) otherwise use its commercially reasonable efforts to comply with all applicable rules and regulations of the SEC and any applicable national securities exchange; and

(xvi) use its commercially reasonable efforts to comply with the requirements of Rule 144(c)(1) with respect to public information about the Company.

(b) In the event that the Company would be required, pursuant to Section 5.7(a)(vi)(E), to notify the Stockholder or the managing underwriter or underwriters, if any, of the happening of any event specified therein, the Company shall, subject to Section 5.3(c), as promptly as practicable, prepare and furnish to the Stockholder and to each such underwriter a reasonable number of copies of a prospectus supplemented or amended so that, as thereafter delivered to purchasers of Registrable Securities that have been registered pursuant to this Agreement, such prospectus shall not contain an untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading. The Stockholder agrees that, upon receipt of any notice from the Company pursuant to Section 5.7(a)(vi)(E), it shall, and shall use its reasonable best efforts to, cause any sales or placement agent or agents for the Registrable Securities and the underwriters, if any, to forthwith discontinue disposition of the Registrable Securities until such Person shall have received copies of such amended or supplemented prospectus and, if so directed by the Company, to destroy all copies, other than permanent file copies, then in its possession of the prospectus (prior to such amendment or supplement) covering such Registrable Securities as soon as practicable after the Stockholder’s receipt of such notice.

(c) (i) If requested by the managing underwriter for an underwritten offering (primary or secondary) of any equity securities of the Company, the Stockholder agrees not to effect any Transfer of any Registrable Shares, including any sale pursuant to Rule 144, and not to effect any Transfer of any other equity security of the Company (in each case, other than as part of such underwritten public offering) during the ten days prior to, and during the 90-day period

 

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(or such longer period as the Stockholder agrees with the underwriter of such offering) beginning on, the consummation of any underwritten public offering covered by a registration statement referred to in Section 5.4 if the Stockholder is permitted to include Registrable Shares thereunder.

(ii) The Company hereby agrees that if it shall previously have received a request pursuant to Section 5.1 or Section 5.2 for registration of Registrable Securities in an underwritten offering, and if such previous registration shall not have been withdrawn or abandoned, the Company, if requested by the managing underwriter for such underwritten offering, shall not Transfer to a third party or third parties any Common Stock, any other equity security of the Company or any security convertible into or exchangeable for any equity security of the Company until the earlier of (A) 90 days after the effective date of such registration statement and (B) such time as all of the Registrable Securities covered by such registration statement have been distributed; provided, however, that notwithstanding the foregoing, the Company may Transfer Common Stock or such other securities (1) as part of such underwritten offering, (2) pursuant to a registration statement on Form S-8 or Form S-4 under the Securities Act or any successor or similar form, (3) as part of a transaction under Rule 145 of the Securities Act, (4) in one or more private transactions that would not interfere with the method of distribution contemplated by such registration statement, or (5) if such Transfer was publicly announced or agreed to in writing by the Company prior to the date of the receipt of such request pursuant to Section 5.1.

(d) The Stockholder shall furnish to the Company in writing such information regarding the Stockholder and its intended method of distribution of the Registrable Securities as the Company may from time to time reasonably request in writing in order for the Company to comply with its obligations under all applicable securities and other Laws and to ensure that the prospectus relating to such Registrable Securities conforms to the applicable requirements of the Securities Act and the rules and regulations thereunder. The Stockholder shall promptly notify the Company of any inaccuracy or change in information previously furnished by the Stockholder to the Company or of the occurrence of any event, in either case as a result of which any prospectus relating to the Registrable Securities contains or would contain an untrue statement of a material fact or omits to state any material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein, in light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading, and promptly furnish to the Company any additional information required to correct and update any previously furnished information or required so that such prospectus shall not contain an untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein, in light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading.

(e) In the case of any underwritten offering of shares of Common Stock registered under a Takedown Prospectus Supplement or a Demand Registration Statement, or in the case of a registration under Section 5.4 if the Company has entered into an underwriting agreement in connection therewith, all shares of Common Stock to be included in such offering or registration, as the case may be, shall be subject to the applicable underwriting agreement and no Person may participate in such offering or registration unless such Person agrees to sell such Person’s securities on the basis provided therein and completes and executes all questionnaires,

 

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indemnities, underwriting agreements and other documents (other than powers of attorney) which must be executed in connection therewith, and provides such other information to the Company or the underwriter as may be reasonably requested to offer or register such Person’s Common Stock.

Section 5.8 Registration Expenses. The Stockholder shall bear all agent fees and commissions, underwriting discounts and commissions and fees and disbursements of its counsel and accountants in connection with any registration and sale of any Registrable Securities, including pursuant to Section 5.1 or Section 5.4. Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, the Company shall bear all other fees and expenses in connection with any registration statement for the registration of any Registrable Securities, including all registration and filing fees, all printing costs and all fees and expenses of counsel and accountants for the Company.

Section 5.9 Indemnification; Contribution. (a) The Company shall, and it hereby agrees to, indemnify and hold harmless the Stockholder and its controlling Persons, if any, and each underwriter and its controlling Persons, if any, in any offering or sale of the Registrable Securities, including pursuant to Section 5.1, Section 5.2 or Section 5.4, against any losses, claims, damages or liabilities, actions or proceedings (whether commenced or threatened) in respect thereof and expenses (including actual out-of-pocket fees of counsel reasonably incurred) (collectively, “Claims”) to which each such indemnified party may become subject, insofar as such Claims (including any amounts paid in settlement effected with the consent of the Company as provided herein), or actions or proceedings in respect thereof, arise out of, relate to, are in connection with, or are based upon an untrue statement or alleged untrue statement of a material fact contained in any registration statement, or any preliminary or final prospectus contained therein, or any amendment or supplement thereto, or any document incorporated by reference therein, or arise out of, relate to, are in connection with, or are based upon any omission or alleged omission to state therein a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein, in light of the circumstances in which they were made, not misleading, and the Company shall, and it hereby agrees to, reimburse periodically the Stockholder or any such underwriter for any actual out-of-pocket legal or other actual out-of-pocket expenses reasonably incurred by them in connection with investigating or defending any such Claims; provided, however, that the Company shall not be liable to any such Person in any such case to the extent that any such Claims arise out of, relate to, are in connection with, or are based upon an untrue statement or alleged untrue statement or omission or alleged omission made in such registration statement, or preliminary or final prospectus, or amendment or supplement thereto, in reliance upon information furnished to the Company by the Stockholder, any underwriter or any Representative of the Stockholder, expressly for use therein, or by the Stockholder’s failure to furnish the Company, upon request, with the information with respect to the Stockholder, or any underwriter or Representative of the Stockholder, or the Stockholder’s intended method of distribution, that is the subject of the untrue statement or omission.

(b) The Stockholder shall, and hereby agrees to, (i) indemnify and hold harmless the Company, its directors, officers, employees and controlling Persons, if any, and each underwriter, its partners, officers, directors, employees and controlling Persons, if any, in any offering or sale of Registrable Securities against any Claims to which each such indemnified party may become subject, insofar as such Claims (including any amounts paid in settlement as

 

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provided herein), or actions or proceedings in respect thereof, arise out of, relate to, are in connection with, or are based upon an untrue statement or alleged untrue statement of a material fact contained in any registration statement, or any preliminary or final prospectus contained therein, or any amendment or supplement thereto, or any document incorporated by reference therein, or arise out of, relate to, are in connection with, or are based upon any omission or alleged omission to state therein a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein not misleading, in each case only to the extent that such untrue statement or alleged untrue statement or omission or alleged omission was made in reliance upon and in conformity with written information furnished to the Company by the Stockholder expressly for use therein, and (ii) reimburse the Company for any actual out-of-pocket legal or other out-of-pocket expenses reasonably incurred by the Company in connection with investigating or defending any such Claim.

(c) The Stockholder and the Company agree that if, for any reason, the indemnification provisions contemplated by Section 5.9(a) or Section 5.9(b) are unavailable to or are insufficient to hold harmless an indemnified party in respect of any Claims referred to therein, then each indemnifying party shall contribute to the amount paid or payable by such indemnified party as a result of such Claims 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, with respect to the applicable offering of securities. The relative fault of such indemnifying party and indemnified party shall be determined by reference to, among other things, whether the untrue or alleged untrue statement of a material fact or omission or alleged omission to state a material fact relates to information supplied by such indemnifying party or by such indemnified party, and the parties’ relative intent, knowledge, access to information and opportunity to correct or prevent such statement or omission. If, however, the allocation in the first sentence of this Section 5.9(c) is not permitted by applicable Law, then each indemnifying party shall contribute to the amount paid or payable by such indemnified party in such proportion as is appropriate to reflect not only such relative faults, but also the relative benefits of the indemnifying party and the indemnified party, as well as any other relevant equitable considerations. The parties hereto agree that it would not be just and equitable if contributions pursuant to this Section 5.9(c) were to be determined by pro rata allocation or by any other method of allocation which does not take into account the equitable considerations referred to in the preceding sentences of this Section 5.9(c). The amount paid or payable by an indemnified party as a result of the Claims referred to above shall be deemed to include (subject to the limitations set forth in Section 5.10) any actual out-of-pocket legal or other out-of-pocket fees or expenses reasonably incurred by such indemnified party in connection with investigating or defending any such action, proceeding or claim. No Person guilty of fraudulent misrepresentation (within the meaning of Section 11(f) of the Securities Act) shall be entitled to contribution from any Person who was not guilty of such fraudulent misrepresentation.

Section 5.10 Indemnification Procedures. (a) If an indemnified party shall desire to assert any claim for indemnification provided for under Section 5.9 in respect of, arising out of or involving a Claim against the indemnified party, such indemnified party shall notify the Company or the Stockholder, as the case may be (the “Indemnifying Party”), in writing of such Claim, the amount or the estimated amount of Damages sought thereunder to the extent then ascertainable (which estimate shall not be conclusive of the final amount of such Claim), any other remedy sought thereunder, any relevant time constraints relating thereto and,

 

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to the extent practicable, any other material details pertaining thereto (a “Claim Notice”) promptly after receipt by such indemnified party of written notice of the Claim; provided, however, that failure to provide a Claim Notice shall not affect the indemnification obligations provided hereunder except to the extent the Indemnifying Party shall have been materially prejudiced as a result of such failure. The indemnified party shall deliver to the Indemnifying Party, promptly after the indemnified party’s receipt thereof, copies of all notices and documents (including court papers) received by the indemnified party relating to the Claim; provided, however, that failure to provide any such copies shall not affect the indemnification obligations provided hereunder except to the extent the Indemnifying Party shall have been materially prejudiced as a result of such failure.

(b) If a Claim is made against an indemnified party, the Indemnifying Party will be entitled to participate in the defense thereof and, if it so chooses, to assume the defense thereof with separate counsel selected by the Indemnifying Party and reasonably satisfactory to the indemnified party. Should the Indemnifying Party so elect to assume the defense of a Claim, the Indemnifying Party will not be liable to the indemnified party for legal expenses subsequently incurred by the indemnified party in connection with the defense thereof, unless the Claim involves potential conflicts of interest or substantially different defenses for the indemnified party and the Indemnifying Party. If the Indemnifying Party assumes such defense, the indemnified party shall have the right to participate in the defense thereof and to employ counsel, at its own expense (except as provided in the immediately preceding sentence), separate from the counsel employed by the Indemnifying Party. The Indemnifying Party shall be liable for the actual out-of-pocket fees and expenses of counsel reasonably incurred by the indemnified party for any period during which the Indemnifying Party has not assumed the defense thereof and as otherwise contemplated by the two immediately preceding sentences. If the Indemnifying Party chooses to defend any Claim, the other party shall cooperate in the defense or prosecution thereof. Such cooperation shall include the retention and (upon the Indemnifying Party’s request) the provision to the Indemnifying Party of records and information that are reasonably relevant to such Claim, and use of reasonable efforts to make employees available on a mutually convenient basis to provide additional information and explanation of any material provided hereunder. Whether or not the Indemnifying Party shall have assumed the defense of a Claim, the indemnified party shall not admit any liability with respect to, or settle, compromise or discharge, such Claim without the Indemnifying Party’s prior written consent (which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed). The Indemnifying Party may pay, settle or compromise a Claim without the written consent of the indemnified party, so long as such settlement (i) includes an unconditional release of the indemnified party from all liability in respect of such Claim, (ii) does not subject the indemnified party to any injunctive relief or other equitable remedy, and (iii) does not include a statement or admission of fault, culpability or failure to act by or on behalf of any indemnified party.

Section 5.11 Transferee Registration Rights. Any transferee who acquires at least 5% of either the Registrable Shares or of the Registrable Debt pursuant to a transaction that is not registered under the Securities Act (each, a “Registrable Securities Transferee”) shall be entitled to enjoy the same registration and other rights pursuant to this Article V as does the Stockholder so long as the Registrable Shares or the Registrable Debt held by any such Registrable Securities Transferee may not be sold or disposed of pursuant to Rule 144 without volume limitations at the time when a Registrable Securities Transferee seeks to exercise its rights pursuant

 

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to this Agreement. Any Registrable Securities Transferee shall enjoy such right pursuant to this Section 5.11 if and to the extent the Company shall have received (x) written notice from the Stockholder stating the name and address of such Registrable Securities Transferee and identifying the amount of Registrable Shares or Registrable Debt with respect to which such rights under this Article V apply and (y) a written agreement from the Registrable Securities Transferee to be bound by all of the relevant terms of this Article V. In relation to any such Registrable Securities Transferee, the term “Stockholder” as used in this Article V shall, where appropriate, be deemed to refer to such Registrable Securities Transferee. After such Transfer, the Stockholder shall retain its rights under this Agreement with respect to all other Registrable Securities owned by the Stockholder. Upon the request of the Stockholder, the Company shall execute a registration rights agreement with such Registrable Securities Transferee or a proposed Registrable Securities Transferee substantially similar to the applicable sections of this Article V.

ARTICLE VI

NON-COMPETITION

Section 6.1 Non-Competition. The Stockholder agrees that (a) for the period commencing at the Closing and expiring on the date that is two years after the first date on which the Stockholder’s Voting Percentage is less than 10%, neither the Stockholder nor any of its controlled Affiliates shall, either directly or indirectly, alone or with others, engage in (i) providing wireless telecommunications services through a facilities based network in the Territory, (ii) hold licenses from the FCC related to or necessary to provide such services, (iii) act as a reseller, dealer or distributor in the Territory of such services, or (iv) act as a mobile virtual network operator in the Territory, and (b) for the period commencing at the Closing and expiring on the first anniversary of the termination of the Trademark License in accordance with its terms, manufacture, market or distribute any products or services under, or use in any way, the trademark T-MOBILE in connection with any of the activities described in clauses (a)(i), (ii), (iii) or (iv), other than by the Company and its Affiliates in accordance with the terms of the Trademark License (each of (a) and (b), a “Competing Business”). The Stockholder further agrees that, during the applicable period set forth in clause (a) or (b), it will not own an interest in (whether as a stockholder, member or partner, but in each case excluding any such interest not exceeding 10% of any class of security), or manage, operate, or control, or act as or have the right to appoint a director of, any Person engaged in a Competing Business (other than the Company and its Subsidiaries) (it being understood that no ownership permitted by this sentence shall be considered to be a breach of any other part of this Section 6.1). For the avoidance of doubt, neither (x) the offering or provision of products or services (including software, apps, and “over-the-top” services) on, or the conducting of transactions through, mobile or wireless devices or platforms, nor (y) the resale of wireless telecommunications services ancillary to providing information technology outsourcing services shall in any event be deemed to be engaging a Competing Business. If the final judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction declares any term or provision of this Section 6.1 invalid or unenforceable, the parties hereto agree that the court making the determination of invalidity or unenforceability shall have the power to and shall reform this Section 6.1 to reduce the time, geographic area and/or scope of activity, to delete specific words or phrases, and/or to replace any invalid or unenforceable term or provision with a term or provision that is valid and enforceable and that comes closest to expressing the intention of the invalid or unenforceable term or provision, and this Agreement shall be enforceable as so modified.

 

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Section 6.2 Reasonable Scope. The Stockholder acknowledges and agrees that the agreements and covenants set forth in Section 6.1 are (i) necessary to protect the legitimate business interests of the Company, (ii) reasonable as to time, geographic area and scope of activity and do not impose a greater restraint on the activities of the Stockholder than is reasonably necessary to protect such legitimate interests of the Company, and (iii) reasonable in light of the consideration and other value provided, directly or indirectly, to the Stockholder by the Company pursuant to this Agreement and the Business Combination Agreement. The Stockholder hereby waives any and all rights to contest the validity of the agreements and covenants set forth in Section 6.1 on the ground of the reasonableness of the length of their term or the breadth of their geographic area or scope of activity.

ARTICLE VII

MISCELLANEOUS

Section 7.1 Injunctive Relief. Each party hereto acknowledges that it would be impossible to determine the amount of damages that would result from any breach of any of the provisions of this Agreement and that the remedy at law for any breach, or threatened breach, of any of such provisions would likely be inadequate and, accordingly, agrees that the other party shall, in addition to any other rights or remedies which it may have, be entitled to such equitable and injunctive relief as may be available from any court of competent jurisdiction to compel specific performance of, or restrain any party from violating, any of such provisions. In connection with any action or proceeding for injunctive relief, each party hereto hereby waives the claim or defense that a remedy at law alone is adequate and agrees, to the maximum extent permitted by Law, to have each provision of this Agreement specifically enforced against it, without the necessity of posting bond or other security against it, and consents to the entry of injunctive relief against it enjoining or restraining any breach or threatened breach of such provisions of this Agreement.

Section 7.2 Assignment. This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective successors, heirs, legal representatives and permitted assigns. Neither party may directly or indirectly assign any of its rights or delegate any of its obligations under this Agreement, by operation of law or otherwise, without the prior written consent of the other party other than (a) in connection with a change in control of the Stockholder or to any successor of the Company; (b) by the Stockholder in whole or in part, to one or more of its Subsidiaries so long as the Stockholder remains liable for its obligations as contained herein, or (c) in accordance with Section 5.11. Any purported direct or indirect assignment in violation of this Section 7.2 shall be null and void ab initio.

Section 7.3 Amendments; Waiver. No amendment, modification or discharge of this Agreement, and no waiver hereunder, and no extension of time for the performance of any of the obligations hereunder, shall be valid or binding unless set forth in writing and duly executed by (a) the Company where enforcement of the amendment, modification, discharge, waiver or extension is sought against the Company or (b) the Stockholder where enforcement of

 

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the amendment, modification, discharge, waiver or extension is sought against the Stockholder. Any such waiver shall constitute a waiver only with respect to the specific matter described in such writing and shall in no way impair the rights of the party granting such waiver in any other respect or at any other time. The waiver by the Company or the Stockholder of a breach of, or a default under, any of the provisions hereof, or to exercise any right or privilege hereunder, shall not be construed as a waiver of any other breach or default of a similar nature, or as a waiver of any of such provisions, rights or privileges hereunder. Except as expressly provided in this Agreement, the rights and remedies herein provided are cumulative and none is exclusive of any other, or of any rights or remedies that any party may otherwise have at law or in equity.

Section 7.4 Termination. Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement (including Section 5.6(b)), this Agreement shall terminate at any time after which the Stockholder’s Voting Percentage is less than 5%; provided, however, that (a) the obligations under Section 3.2 shall terminate at any time after which the Stockholder’s Voting Percentage is less than 30%, (b) the indemnity and contribution provisions contained in Section 5.9 and Section 5.10 shall remain operative and in full force and effect regardless of any termination of this Agreement; and (c) the provisions of Article VI and this Article VII shall survive any termination of this Agreement or any provision thereof. Nothing in this Agreement shall be deemed to release any party from any liability for any willful and material breach of this Agreement occurring prior to any termination hereof or to impair the right of a party to compel specific performance by the other party of its obligations under this Agreement.

Section 7.5 Notices. Any notice, request, instruction or other document to be given hereunder by any party to the others shall be in writing and delivered personally or sent by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested and postage prepaid, or by facsimile (providing confirmation of such facsimile transmission):

if to MetroPCS, to:

T-Mobile US, Inc.

12920 SE 38th Street

Bellevue, Washington 98006

Attention: General Counsel

Fax: (425) 383-7040

with a copy to (which shall not constitute notice):

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

51 West 52nd Street

New York, New York 10019

Attention: Adam O. Emmerich

Fax: (212) 403-2000

 

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if to the Stockholder, to:

Deutsche Telekom AG

Friedrich-Ebert-Alle 140

53113 Bonn, Germany

Attention: General Counsel

Fax: +49-228-181-74008

with a copy to (which shall not constitute notice):

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

51 West 52nd Street

New York, New York 10019

Attention: Adam O. Emmerich

Fax: (212) 403-2000

or to such other Persons or addresses as may be designated in writing by the party to receive such notice as provided above.

Section 7.6 Governing Law; Jurisdiction; Forum; Waiver of Trial by Jury.

(a) THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE WITHOUT REGARD TO ANY CONFLICT-OF-LAWS RULE OR PRINCIPLE THEREOF. Each party hereto agrees that it shall bring any action or proceeding in respect of any claim arising out of, or related to, this Agreement or the Transaction, exclusively in the Delaware Court of Chancery, New Castle County, or solely if that court does not have jurisdiction, a federal court sitting in the State of Delaware (the “Chosen Courts”), and solely in connection with claims arising under this Agreement or the Transaction (a) irrevocably submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Chosen Courts, (b) waives any objection to laying venue in any such action or proceeding in the Chosen Courts, (c) waives any objection that the Chosen Courts are an inconvenient forum or do not have jurisdiction over any party hereto, and (d) agrees that service of process upon such party in any such action or proceeding shall be effective if notice is given in accordance with Section 7.5. Each party hereto irrevocably designates C.T. Corporation as its agent and attorney-in-fact for the acceptance of service of process and making an appearance on its behalf in any such claim or proceeding and for the taking of all such acts as may be necessary or appropriate in order to confer jurisdiction over it before the Chosen Courts and each party hereto stipulates that such consent and appointment is irrevocable and coupled with an interest.

(b) EACH PARTY HERETO IRREVOCABLY WAIVES ANY AND ALL RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY LEGAL PROCEEDING ARISING OUT OF, OR RELATING TO, THIS AGREEMENT.

Section 7.7 Interpretation. The table of contents and headings herein are for convenience of reference only, do not constitute part of this Agreement and shall not be deemed to limit or otherwise affect any of the provisions hereof. The parties hereto have participated jointly in the negotiation and drafting of this Agreement and, in the event that an ambiguity or question of intent or interpretation arises, this Agreement shall be construed as jointly drafted by the parties hereto and no presumption or burden of proof shall arise favoring or disfavoring any party by virtue of the authorship of any provision of this Agreement.

 

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Section 7.8 Entire Agreement; No Other Representations. This Agreement and the Business Combination Agreement constitute the entire agreement, and supersede all other prior and contemporaneous agreements, understandings, undertakings, arrangements, representations and warranties, both written and oral, among the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof.

Section 7.9 No Third-Party Beneficiaries. Except as explicitly provided for in Section 5.9, Section 5.10 and Section 5.11, this Agreement is not intended to confer upon any Person other than the parties hereto any rights or remedies hereunder.

Section 7.10 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 thereof 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 thereof, in any other jurisdiction.

Section 7.11 Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in any number of counterparts, each such counterpart (including any facsimile or electronic document transmission of such counterpart) being deemed to be an original instrument, and all such counterparts shall together constitute the same agreement.

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have caused this Agreement to be duly executed by their respective authorized officers as of the date first written above.

 

MetroPCS Communications, Inc.
By:  

/s/ Roger Linquist

  Name: Roger Linquist
  Title: Chief Executive Officer

 

Deutsche Telekom AG
By:  

/s/ Dr. Thomas Kremer

  Name: Dr. Thomas Kremer
  Title: Member of Management Board
By:  

/s/ Timotheus Höttges

  Name: Timotheus Höttges
  Title: CFO DT Telekom

 

 

 

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