Master Services Agreement

AMENDMENT No 2 to MASTER SERVICES AGREEMENT

  

Exhibit 10.32

 

AMENDMENT No 2 to MASTER SERVICES AGREEMENT

 

This Amendment, dated as of March 7, 2013 (the “Amendment Effective Date”) to that certain Master Services Agreement dated as ofMarch 31, 2009 (the “Original Agreement”), as amended by Amendment No 1 to Master Services Agreement dated as of July 27, 2011 (the “First Amendment” and, together with the Original Agreement, the “Agreement”), is betweenCadila Pharmaceuticals Limited (“Cadila”), and Novavax, Inc. (“Novavax”).

 

WHEREAS the parties to the Original Agreement initially agreed that Novavax would guarantee its use of Services for the initial three (3) years of the Term;

 

WHEREASpursuant to the terms of the First Amendment, the parties amended the Original Agreement to, among other things, extend the period of use of Services for an additional one (1) year;

 

WHEREAS the parties now wish to extend the period of time during which Novavax would guarantee its use of Services an additional one (1) year;

 

Now therefore, the parties hereto agree as follows:

 

The second paragraph of Section 4 entitled “Payment by Novavax; Guaranty of Services” is deleted in its entirety and replaced with the following new second paragraph:

 

It is the intent of the parties that, during the first five(5) years of the term of this Agreement (the “Services Period”), Novavax will have engaged Cadila to perform Services hereunder that will in the aggregate equal $7.5 million in fees paid to Cadila. If, at the end of the Services Period, the Services Amount (defined below) does not equal or exceed $7.5 million, then Novavax shall pay Cadila an amount (the “Final Amount”) equal to the sum of (a) the portion of the Shortfall Amount that is less than or equal to $2.0 million, plus (b) the product of fifty percent (50%) times the portion, if any, of the Shortfall Amount that exceeds $2.0 million. For purposes of this Section 4 and Section 9.2, “Services Amount” equals the sum of (A) the amounts paid under all Project Plans, and (B) amounts to be paid under executed Project Plans if the Services under such Project Plans are completed as provided therein, and (C) any amounts that would have been paid for services under a reasonable Service Request provided to Cadila under this Agreement, which Service Request (i) concerns legitimate products or projects within Novavax’s scope of its own business and (ii) involves services that Cadila is reasonably able to provide within its scope of resources and expertise, but for the fact that Cadila exercised its right not to prepare a Project Estimate or agree to a Project Plan reasonably offered to Cadila by Novavax containing terms substantially consistent with those contained in Cadila’s Project Estimate therefor (which amounts shall be reasonably determined based on amounts that would be reasonably charged for such services had Cadila actually provided a Project Estimate and the parties had entered into a Project Plan therefor); and “Shortfall Amount” equals the difference between $7.5 million and the Services Amount.

 

 
 

 

Section 9.2 entitled “Force Majeure” is deleted in its entirety and replaced with the following:

 

9.2        Force Majeure. Neither party will be responsible for delays or failures in performance resulting from causes beyond the reasonable control of such party (except for any delay or failure to pay amounts due hereunder), including without limitation fire, explosion, flood, war, strike, or riot, provided that the nonperforming party uses commercially reasonable efforts to avoid or remove such causes of nonperformance and continues performance under this Agreement with reasonable dispatch whenever such causes are removed. Either party shall have the right to immediately terminate this Agreement should such force majeure event continue for more than ninety (90) days. If, at the time of such a termination, the Services Amount (defined in Section 4) does not equal or exceed a pro rata portion of $5.5 million (taking into consideration the time between the Effective Date and such termination versus the five year Services Period (the “Pro Rata Amount”)) plus $2.0 million, then Novavax shall pay Cadila an amount (the “FM Final Amount”) equal to the sum of (a) the portion of the FM Shortfall Amount that is less than or equal to $2.0 million, plus (b) the product of fifty percent (50%) times the portion, if any, of the FM Shortfall Amount that exceeds 2.0 million. For purposes of this Section 9.2, “FM Shortfall Amount” equals the difference between the Pro Rata Amount and the Services Amount.

 

In all other respects the Agreement shall remain in full force and effect.

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have caused this Amendment to be executed by their duly authorized representatives as of the Amendment Effective Date.

 

NOVAVAX, INC.   CADILA PHARMACEUTICALS LIMITED
         
By: /s/ Stanley C. Erck   By: /s/ Rajiv I. Modi
  Stanley C. Erck     Rajiv I. Modi
  President and Chief Executive Officer     Managing Director