Capital TEN Acquisition Corp.


Exhibit 10.5
 
____________, 2008
 
Capital TEN Acquisition Corp.
116 Village Boulevard
Princeton, New Jersey 08540
 
Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc.
4400 Biscayne Blvd., 14th Floor
Miami, Florida 33137
 
 
Re:
Initial Public Offering
Gentlemen:
 
John W. McIntyre (“McIntyre”), the undersigned director of Capital TEN Acquisition Corp. (“Company”), in consideration of Ladenburg Thalmann &Co. Inc. (“Ladenburg”) agreeing to underwrite an initial public offering of the securities of the Company (“IPO”) and embarking on the IPO process, hereby agrees as follows (certain capitalized terms used herein are defined in paragraph 13 hereof):
 
1. If the Company solicits approval of its stockholders of a Business Combination, McIntyre will vote all Insider Shares beneficially owned by him in accordance with the majority of the votes cast by the holders of the IPO Shares.
 
2. In the event that the Company fails to consummate a Business Combination within 24 months from the effective date (“Effective Date”) of the registration statement relating to the IPO, McIntyre will (i) cause the Trust Fund to be liquidated and distributed to the holders of IPO Shares and (ii) take all reasonable actions within his power to cause the Company to liquidate as soon as reasonably practicable. McIntyre hereby waives any and all right, title, interest or claim of any kind in or to any distribution of the Trust Fund and any remaining net assets of the Company as a result of such liquidation with respect to the Insider Shares beneficially owned by him (“Claim”) and hereby waives any Claim McIntyre may have in the future as a result of or arising out of, any contracts or agreements with the Company and will not seek recourse against the Trust Fund for any reason whatsoever.
 
3. McIntyre acknowledges and agrees that the Company will not consummate any Business Combination which involves a company which is affiliated with any of the Insiders unless the Company obtains an opinion from an independent investment banking firm reasonably acceptable to Ladenburg that the business combination is fair to the Company’s stockholders from a financial perspective.
 
4. Neither McIntyre, any member of the family of McIntyre, nor any affiliate (“Affiliate”) of McIntyre will be entitled to receive and will not accept any compensation for services rendered to the Company prior to or in connection with the consummation of the Business Combination; provided McIntyre shall be entitled to reimbursement from the Company for his out-of-pocket expenses incurred in connection with seeking and consummating a Business Combination.
 


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5. Neither McIntyre, any member of the family of McIntyre, nor any Affiliate of McIntyre will be entitled to receive or accept a finder’s fee or any other compensation in the event McIntyre, any member of the family of McIntyre or any Affiliate of McIntyre originates a Business Combination.
 
6. McIntyre will escrow all of the Insider Shares beneficially owned by him acquired prior to the IPO until one year after the consummation by the Company of a Business Combination subject to the terms of a Stock Escrow Agreement which the Company will enter into with McIntyre and an escrow agent acceptable to the Company.
 
7. McIntyre agrees to be a Director until the earlier of the consummation by the Company of a Business Combination or the liquidation of the Company. McIntyre’s biographical information furnished to the Company and Ladenburg and attached hereto as Exhibit A is true and accurate in all respects, does not omit any material information with respect to McIntyre’s background and contains all of the information required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 401 of Regulation S-K, promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933. McIntyre’s Questionnaire furnished to the Company and Ladenburg and annexed as Exhibit B hereto is true and accurate in all respects. McIntyre represents and warrants that:
 
(a) he is not subject to, or a respondent in, any legal action for, any injunction, cease-and-desist order or order or stipulation to desist or refrain from any act or practice relating to the offering of securities in any jurisdiction;
 
(b) he has never been convicted of or pleaded guilty to any crime (i) involving any fraud or (ii) relating to any financial transaction or handling of funds of another person, or (iii) pertaining to any dealings in any securities and he is not currently a defendant in any such criminal proceeding; and
 
(c) he has never been suspended or expelled from membership in any securities or commodities exchange or association or had his securities or commodities license or registration denied, suspended or revoked.
 
8. McIntyre has full right and power, without violating any agreement by which he is bound, to enter into this letter agreement and to serve as a Director of the Company.
 
9. McIntyre hereby waives his right to exercise conversion rights with respect to any shares of the Company’s common stock owned or to be owned by McIntyre, directly or indirectly, and agrees that he will not seek conversion with respect to such shares in connection with any vote to approve a Business Combination.
 


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10. McIntyre hereby agrees to not propose, or vote in favor of, an amendment to the Company’s Certificate of Incorporation to extend the period of time in which the Company must consummate a Business Combination prior to its liquidation. This paragraph may not be modified or amended under any circumstances.
 
11. McIntyre authorizes any employer, financial institution, or consumer credit reporting agency to release to Ladenburg and its legal representatives or agents (including any investigative search firm retained by Ladenburg) any in formation they may have about McIntyre’s background and finances (“Information”). Neither Ladenburg nor its agents shall be violating McIntyre’s right of privacy in any manner in requesting and obtaining the Information and McIntyre hereby releases them from liability for any damage whatsoever in that connection.
 
12. This letter agreement shall be governed by and construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, without giving effect to conflicts of law principles that would result in the application of the substantive laws of another jurisdiction. McIntyre hereby (i) agrees that any action, proceeding or claim against him arising out of or relating in any way to this letter agreement (a “Proceeding”) shall be brought and enforced in the courts of the State of New York of the United States of America for the Southern District of New York, and irrevocably submits to such jurisdiction, which jurisdiction shall be exclusive, and (ii) waives any objection to such exclusive jurisdiction and that such courts represent an inconvenient forum. If for any reason such agent is unable to act as such, McIntyre will promptly notify the Company and Ladenburg and appoint a substitute agent acceptable to each of the Company and Ladenburg within 30 days and nothing in this letter will affect the right of either party to serve process in any other manner permitted by law.
 


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13. As used herein, (i) a “Business Combination” shall mean an acquisition by merger, capital stock exchange, asset or stock acquisition, reorganization or otherwise, of an operating business; (ii) “Insiders” shall mean all officers, directors and stockholders of the Company immediately prior to the IPO; (iii) “Insider Shares” shall mean all of the shares of Common Stock of the Company acquired by an Insider prior to the IPO; (iv) “IPO Shares” shall mean the shares of Common Stock issued in the Company’s IPO; and (v)“Trust Fund” shall mean the trust fund into which a portion of the net proceeds of the Company’s IPO will be deposited.
 
     
 
 
 
 
John W. McIntyre
     
 
Signature
 
 


Exhibit A

John W. McIntyre has served as a member of our board of directors since January 2008. Since March 2002, he has worked independently as a private investor and entrepreneur. From March 2001 to March 2002, Mr. McIntyre served as director and chairman of the board for the Center for Entrepreneurship and Engineering Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara. From March 1984 to October 1996, Mr. McIntyre served as chief executive officer and later as president of Health Care microsystems, Inc. (HCm), a company that he co-founded in 1984, which later merged with Health Management Systems Corporation. Prior to founding HCm, Mr. McIntyre was a manager in the consulting division of Ernst & Young. Mr. McIntyre has been a certified public accountant since 1984. Mr. McIntyre is a former Associate Professor at the College of Public Health and the Graduate School of Management at UCLA. He is also the chairman of the board for the Los Angeles Philanthropic Foundation. Mr. McIntyre received a B.S. degree in finance and operations and an M.B.A. from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.