Agreement And Plan Of Merger

Exhibit 2.1 AMENDMENT NO. 2 TO AGREEMENT AND PLAN OF MERGER

 

Exhibit 2.1
     AMENDMENT NO. 2, dated as of December 22, 2006 (this “Second Amendment”), to the Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of October 19, 2006, by and among APN Holding Company, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Parent”), APN Mergersub, Inc., a Florida corporation and a wholly owned direct subsidiary of Parent (“MergerSub”), and Applica Incorporated, a Florida corporation (the “Company”), as amended by Amendment No. 1, dated December 14, 2006 (the “Merger Agreement”). Capitalized terms used herein and not defined herein have the meanings ascribed thereto in the Merger Agreement.
     WHEREAS, pursuant to, and subject to the limitations set forth in, Section 9.2 of the Merger Agreement, the Merger Agreement may be amended, modified, or supplemented only by the written agreement of the parties thereto; and
     WHEREAS, the parties hereto wish to amend the Merger Agreement as set forth below.
     NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants and agreements set forth herein, the receipt and adequacy of which are hereby acknowledged, the parties hereby agree as follows:
          1. Amendment. Section 3.1(a) of the Merger Agreement is hereby amended by deleting the word “$6.50” in both instances and replacing each with the word “$7.00.”
          2. Miscellaneous.
               (a) Governing Law. This Second Amendment shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal Laws of the State of Delaware applicable to Contracts made and wholly performed in such state, without regard to any applicable conflict of laws principles; provided, however, that the Merger will also be governed by the applicable provisions of the FCBA to the extent required thereby.
               (b) Counterparts. This Second Amendment may be executed in two or more counterparts, all of which will be considered one and the same instrument and will become effective when counterparts have been signed by each of the parties and delivered to the other parties, it being understood that each party need not sign the same counterpart.
               (c) Continued Force and Effect. Except as expressly amended or modified herein, the provisions of the Merger Agreement are and shall remain in full force and effect.
               (d) Authorization and Validity of Agreement. The execution and delivery of this Second Amendment by each of the parties hereto have been duly authorized and approved by their respective boards of directors and no other corporate action on the part of the parties hereto is necessary to authorize the execution and delivery of this Second Amendment. This Second Amendment has been, or will be when executed and delivered, duly executed and delivered by each of the parties hereto, and a valid and binding obligation of each of the parties hereto enforceable against each of the parties hereto in accordance with its terms, except to the extent that its enforceability may be subject to applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium and similar Laws affecting the enforcement of creditors’ rights generally and by general equitable principles.
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     IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has executed, or has caused to be executed, this Second Amendment on the date first written above.
         
  APN HOLDING COMPANY, INC.
 
 
  By:   /s/ Philip Falcone    
    Name:   Philip Falcone   
    Title:   Vice President and Senior Managing Director   
 
  APN MERGERSUB, INC.
 
 
  By:   /s/ Philip Falcone    
    Name:   Philip Falcone   
    Title:   Vice President and Senior Managing Director   
 
  APPLICA INCORPORATED
 
 
  By:   /s/ Harry D. Schulman    
    Name:   Harry D. Schulman   
    Title:   Chairman and Chief Executive Officer   

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