Agreement made as of ___________, 2005 between International Metal
Enterprises, Inc., a Delaware corporation, with offices at 0 Xxxx Xxxxx , Xxxxx
0000, Xxx Xxxx, Xxx Xxxx 00000 ("Company"), and Continental Stock Transfer &
Trust Company, a New York corporation, with offices at 00 Xxxxxxx Xxxxx, Xxx
Xxxx, Xxx Xxxx 00000 ("Warrant Agent").
WHEREAS, the Company is engaged in a public offering ("Public
Offering") of Units ("Units") and, in connection therewith, has determined to
issue and deliver up to (i) 77,050,000 Warrants ("Public Warrants") to the
public investors, and (ii) 3,350,000 Warrants to Sunrise Securities Corp.
("Sunrise") or its designees ("Representative's Warrants" and, together with the
Public Warrants, the "Warrants"), each of such Public Warrants evidencing the
right of the holder thereof to purchase one share of common stock, par value
$.0001 per share, of the Company's Common Stock ("Common Stock") for $5.00,
subject to adjustment as described herein; and
WHEREAS, the Company has filed with the Securities and Exchange
Commission a Registration Statement, No. 333-122967 on Form S-1 ("Registration
Statement") for the registration, under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended
("Act") of, among other securities, the Warrants and the Common Stock issuable
upon exercise of the Warrants; and
WHEREAS, the Company desires the Warrant Agent to act on behalf of the
Company, and the Warrant Agent is willing to so act, in connection with the
issuance, registration, transfer, exchange, redemption and exercise of the
WHEREAS, the Company desires to provide for the form and provisions of
the Warrants, the terms upon which they shall be issued and exercised, and the
respective rights, limitation of rights, and immunities of the Company, the
Warrant Agent, and the holders of the Warrants; and
WHEREAS, all acts and things have been done and performed which are
necessary to make the Warrants, when executed on behalf of the Company and
countersigned by or on behalf of the Warrant Agent, as provided herein, the
valid, binding and legal obligations of the Company, and to authorize the
execution and delivery of this Agreement.
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual agreements herein
contained, the parties hereto agree as follows:
1. Appointment of Warrant Agent. The Company hereby appoints the Warrant Agent
to act as agent for the Company for the Warrants, and the Warrant Agent hereby
accepts such appointment and agrees to perform the same in accordance with the
terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement.
2.1. Form of Warrant. Each Warrant shall be issued in registered form
only, shall be in substantially the form of Exhibit A hereto, the provisions of
which are incorporated herein and shall be signed by, or bear the facsimile
signature of, the Chief Executive Officer or President and Treasurer, Secretary
or Assistant Secretary of the Company and shall bear a facsimile of the
Company's seal. In the event the person whose facsimile signature has been
placed upon any Warrant shall have ceased to serve in the capacity in which such
person signed the Warrant before such Warrant is issued, it may be issued with
the same effect as if he or she had not ceased to be such at the date of
2.2. Effect of Countersignature. Unless and until countersigned by the
Warrant Agent pursuant to this Agreement, a Warrant shall be invalid and of no
effect and may not be exercised by the holder thereof.
2.3.1. Warrant Register. The Warrant Agent shall maintain
books ("Warrant Register"), for the registration of original issuance and the
registration of transfer of the Warrants. Upon the initial issuance of the
Warrants, the Warrant Agent shall issue and register the Warrants in the names
of the respective holders thereof in such denominations and otherwise in
accordance with instructions delivered to the Warrant Agent by the Company.
2.3.2. Registered Holder. Prior to due presentment for
registration of transfer of any Warrant, the Company and the Warrant Agent may
deem and treat the person in whose name such Warrant shall be registered upon
the Warrant Register ("registered holder"), as the absolute owner of such
Warrant and of each Warrant represented thereby (notwithstanding any notation of
ownership or other writing on the Warrant Certificate made by anyone other than
the Company or the Warrant Agent), for the purpose of any exercise thereof, and
for all other purposes, and neither the Company nor the Warrant Agent shall be
affected by any notice to the contrary.
2.4. Detachability of Warrants. The securities comprising the Units
will be separately transferable beginning 20 trading days after the earlier
of the exercise in full or expiration of the underwriters over-allotment option
(as described in the Company's Prospectus dated ___, 2005).
2.5 Warrants and Representative's Warrants. The Representative's
Warrants shall have the same terms and be in the same form as the Public
3. Terms and Exercise of Warrants
3.1. Warrant Price. Each Warrant shall, when countersigned by the
Warrant Agent, entitle the registered holder thereof, subject to the provisions
of such Warrant and of this Warrant Agreement, to purchase from the Company the
number of shares of Common Stock stated therein, at the price of $5.00 per whole
share, subject to the adjustments provided in Section 4 hereof and in the last
sentence of this Section 3.1. The term "Warrant Price" as used in this Warrant
Agreement refers to the price per share at which Common Stock may be purchased
at the time a Warrant is exercised. The Company in its sole discretion may lower
the Warrant Price at any time prior to the Expiration Date.
3.2. Duration of Warrants. A Warrant may be exercised only during the
period ("Exercise Period") commencing on the later of (i) the consummation by
the Company of a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition or other
similar business combination ("Business Combination") (as described more fully
in the Company's Registration Statement) and (ii) _________, 2006, and
terminating at 5:00 p.m., New York City time on the earlier to occur of (i)
____________, 2009 or (ii) the date fixed for redemption of the Warrants as
provided in Section 6 of this Agreement ("Expiration Date"). Except with respect
to the right to receive the Redemption Price (as set forth in Section 6
hereunder), each Warrant not exercised on or before the Expiration Date shall
become void, and all rights thereunder and all rights in respect thereof under
this Agreement shall cease at the close of business on the Expiration Date. The
Company in its sole discretion may extend the duration of the Warrants by
delaying the Expiration Date.
3.3. Exercise of Warrants.
3.3.1. Payment. Subject to the provisions of the Warrant and
this Warrant Agreement, a
Warrant, when countersigned by the Warrant Agent, may be exercised by the
registered holder thereof by surrendering it, at the office of the Warrant
Agent, or at the office of its successor as Warrant Agent, in the Borough of
Manhattan, City and State of New York, with the subscription form, as set forth
in the Warrant, duly executed, and (i) by paying in full, in lawful money of the
United States, in cash, good certified check or good bank draft payable to the
order of the Company (or as otherwise agreed to by the Company), the Warrant
Price for each full share of Common Stock as to which the Warrant is exercised
and any and all applicable taxes due in connection with the exercise of the
Warrant, the exchange of the Warrant for the Common Stock, and the issuance of
the Common Stock or (ii) in the event the Company has called the Warrants for
redemption pursuant to Section 6 hereof, by surrendering his or her Warrant for
that number of shares of Common Stock equal to the quotient obtained by dividing
(x) the product of the number of shares of Common Stock underlying the Warrant,
multiplied by the difference between the Warrant Price and the "Fair Market
Value" (defined below) by (y) the Fair Market Value. The "Fair Market Value"
shall mean the average reported last sale price of the Common Stock for the 10
trading days ending on the third business day prior to the date on which the
notice of redemption is sent to holders of Warrant pursuant to Section 6 hereof.
3.3.2. Issuance of Certificates. As soon as practicable after
the exercise of any Warrant and the clearance of the funds in payment of the
Warrant Price, the Company shall issue to the registered holder of such Warrant
a certificate or certificates for the number of full shares of Common Stock to
which he is entitled, registered in such name or names as may be directed by
him, her or it, and if such Warrant shall not have been exercised in full, a new
countersigned Warrant for the number of shares as to which such Warrant shall
not have been exercised. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Company shall not be
obligated to deliver any securities pursuant to the exercise of a Warrant unless
a registration statement under the Act with respect to the Common Stock is
effective. Warrants may not be exercised by, or securities issued to, any
registered holder in any state in which such exercise would be unlawful.
3.3.3. Valid Issuance. All shares of Common Stock issued upon
the proper exercise of a Warrant in conformity with this Agreement shall be
validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable.
3.3.4. Date of Issuance. Each person in whose name any such
certificate for shares of Common Stock is issued shall for all purposes be
deemed to have become the holder of record of such shares on the date on which
the Warrant was surrendered and payment of the Warrant Price was made,
irrespective of the date of delivery of such certificate, except that, if the
date of such surrender and payment is a date when the stock transfer books of
the Company are closed, such person shall be deemed to have become the holder of
such shares at the close of business on the next succeeding date on which the
transfer books are open.
3.3.5. Warrant Solicitation and Warrant Solicitation Fee.
a. The Company has engaged Sunrise, on a
non-exclusive basis, as its agent for the solicitation of the exercise of the
Warrants. The Company, at its cost, will (i) assist Sunrise with respect to such
solicitation, if requested by Sunrise, and (ii) provide Sunrise, and direct the
Company's transfer agent and the Warrant Agent to deliver to Sunrise, lists of
the record and, to the extent known, beneficial owners of the Company's
Warrants. The Company hereby instructs the Warrant Agent to cooperate with
Sunrise in every respect in connection with Sunrise's solicitation activities,
including, but not limited to, providing to Sunrise, at the Company's cost, a
list of record and beneficial holders of the Warrants and circulating a
prospectus or offering circular disclosing the compensation arrangements
referenced in Section 3.3.5(b) below to holders of the Warrants at the time of
exercise of the Warrants. In addition to the conditions set forth in Section
3.3.5(b), Sunrise shall accept payment of the warrant solicitation fee provided
in Section 3.3.5(b) only if it has provided bona fide services to the Company in
connection with the exercise of the Warrants and only to the extent that an
investor who exercises his Warrants specifically designates, in writing, that
Sunrise solicited his exercise. In addition to soliciting, either orally or in
writing, the exercise of Warrants by a Warrant holder, such services may also
include disseminating information, either orally or in writing, to Warrant
holders about the Company or the market for the Company's securities, or
assisting in the processing of the exercise of Warrants.
b. In each instance in which a Warrant is exercised,
the Warrant Agent shall promptly give written notice of such exercise
to the Company and Sunrise ("Warrant Agent's Exercise Notice"). If, upon the
exercise of any Warrant more than one year from the effective date of the
Registration Statement, (i) the market price of the Company's Common Stock is
greater than the Warrant Price, (ii) disclosure of compensation arrangements
between the Company and Sunrise with respect to the solicitation of the exercise
of the Warrants was made both at the time of the Public Offering and at the time
of exercise (by delivery of the Prospectus or as otherwise required by
applicable law, rule or regulation), (iii) the holder of the Warrant confirms in
writing that the exercise of the Warrant was solicited by Sunrise, (iv) the
Warrant was not held in a discretionary account, and (v) the solicitation of the
exercise of the Warrant was not in violation of Regulation M (as such rule or
any successor rule may be in effect as of such time of exercise) promulgated
under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, then the Warrant Agent,
simultaneously with the distribution of the Common Stock underlying the Warrants
so exercised in accordance with the instructions from the Company following
receipt of the proceeds to the Company received upon exercise of such
Warrant(s), shall, on behalf of the Company, pay to Sunrise a fee of 5% of
the cash proceeds received upon exercise of the Warrants, and 5% of the value of
the Common Stock (based on the Fair Market Value of the Common Stock) received
by the holder upon the cashless exercise of the Warrants pursuant to Section
3.3.1, to Sunrise, provided that Sunrise delivers to the Warrant Agent within
ten (10) business days from the date on which Sunrise has received the Warrant
Agent's Exercise Notice, a certificate that the conditions set forth in the
preceding clauses (iii), (iv) and (v) have been satisfied. Notwithstanding the
foregoing, no fee will be paid to Sunrise with respect to the exercise by the
Underwriters or their affiliates or the Company's officers or directors of
Warrants purchased by it or them and still held by them for its or their own
account. Sunrise and the Company may at any time during business hours, examine
the records of the Warrant Agent, including its ledger of original Warrant
certificates returned to the Warrant Agent upon exercise of Warrants.
c. The provisions of this Section 3.3.5. may not be
modified, amended or deleted without the prior written consent of
4.1. Stock Dividends - Split-Ups. If after the date hereof, and subject
to the provisions of Section 4.6 below, the number of outstanding shares of
Common Stock is increased by a stock dividend payable in shares of Common Stock,
or by a split-up of shares of Common Stock, or other similar event, then, on the
effective date of such stock dividend, split-up or similar event, the number of
shares of Common Stock issuable on exercise of each Warrant shall be increased
in proportion to such increase in outstanding shares of Common Stock.
4.2. Aggregation of Shares. If after the date hereof, and subject to
the provisions of Section 4.6, the number of outstanding shares of Common Stock
is decreased by a consolidation, combination, reverse stock split or
reclassification of shares of Common Stock or other similar event, then, on the
effective date of such consolidation, combination, reverse stock split,
reclassification or similar event, the number of shares of Common Stock issuable
on exercise of each Warrant shall be decreased in proportion to such decrease in
outstanding shares of Common Stock.
4.3 Adjustments in Exercise Price. Whenever the number of shares of
Common Stock purchasable upon the exercise of the Warrants is adjusted, as
provided in Section 4.1 and 4.2 above, the Warrant Price shall be adjusted (to
the nearest cent) by multiplying such Warrant Price immediately prior to such
adjustment by a fraction (x) the numerator of which shall be the number of
shares of Common Stock purchasable upon the exercise of the Warrants immediately
prior to such adjustment, and (y) the
denominator of which shall be the number of shares of Common Stock so
purchasable immediately thereafter.
4.4. Replacement of Securities upon Reorganization, etc. In case of any
reclassification or reorganization of the outstanding shares of Common Stock
(other than a change covered by Section 4.1 or 4.2 hereof or that solely affects
the par value of such shares of Common Stock), or in the case of any merger or
consolidation of the Company with or into another corporation (other than a
consolidation or merger in which the Company is the continuing corporation and
that does not result in any reclassification or reorganization of the
outstanding shares of Common Stock), or in the case of any sale or conveyance to
another corporation or entity of the assets or other property of the Company as
an entirety or substantially as an entirety in connection with which the Company
is dissolved, the Warrant holders shall thereafter have the right to purchase
and receive, upon the basis and upon the terms and conditions specified in the
Warrants and in lieu of the shares of Common Stock of the Company immediately
theretofore purchasable and receivable upon the exercise of the rights
represented thereby, the kind and amount of shares of stock or other securities
or property (including cash) receivable upon such reclassification,
reorganization, merger or consolidation, or upon a dissolution following any
such sale or transfer, that the Warrant holder would have received if such
Warrant holder had exercised his, her or its Warrant(s) immediately prior to
such event; and if any reclassification also results in a change in shares of
Common Stock covered by Section 4.1 or 4.2, then such adjustment shall be made
pursuant to Sections 4.1, 4.2, 4.3 and this Section 4.4. The provisions of this
Section 4.4 shall similarly apply to successive reclassifications,
reorganizations, mergers or consolidations, sales or other transfers.
4.5. Notices of Changes in Warrant. Upon every adjustment of the
Warrant Price or the number of shares issuable upon exercise of a Warrant, the
Company shall give written notice thereof to the Warrant Agent, which notice
shall state the Warrant Price resulting from such adjustment and the increase or
decrease, if any, in the number of shares purchasable at such price upon the
exercise of a Warrant, setting forth in reasonable detail the method of
calculation and the facts upon which such calculation is based. Upon the
occurrence of any event specified in Sections 4.1, 4.2, 4.3 or 4.4, then, in any
such event, the Company shall give written notice to the Warrant holder, at the
last address set forth for such holder in the warrant register, of the record
date or the effective date of the event. Failure to give such notice, or any
defect therein, shall not affect the legality or validity of such event.
4.6. No Fractional Shares. Notwithstanding any provision contained in
this Warrant Agreement to the contrary, the Company shall not issue fractional
shares upon exercise of Warrants. If, by reason of any adjustment made pursuant
to this Section 4, the holder of any Warrant would be entitled, upon the
exercise of such Warrant, to receive a fractional interest in a share, the
Company shall, upon such exercise, round up or down to the nearest whole number
the number of the shares of Common Stock to be issued to the Warrant holder.
4.7. Form of Warrant. The form of Warrant need not be changed because
of any adjustment pursuant to this Section 4, and Warrants issued after such
adjustment may state the same Warrant Price and the same number of shares as is
stated in the Warrants initially issued pursuant to this Agreement. However, the
Company may at any time in its sole discretion make any change in the form of
Warrant that the Company may deem appropriate and that does not affect the
substance thereof, and any Warrant thereafter issued or countersigned, whether
in exchange or substitution for an outstanding Warrant or otherwise, may be in
the form as so changed.
5. Transfer and Exchange of Warrants.
5.1. Registration of Transfer. The Warrant Agent shall register the
transfer, from time to time, of any outstanding Warrant upon the Warrant
Register, upon surrender of such Warrant for transfer, properly endorsed with
signatures properly guaranteed and accompanied by appropriate instructions for
transfer. Upon any such transfer, a new Warrant representing an equal aggregate
number of Warrants shall be issued and the old Warrant shall be cancelled by the
Warrant Agent. The Warrants so cancelled shall be delivered by the Warrant Agent
to the Company from time to time upon request.
5.2. Procedure for Surrender of Warrants. Warrants may be surrendered
to the Warrant Agent, together with a written request for exchange or transfer,
and thereupon the Warrant Agent shall issue in exchange therefor one or more new
Warrants as requested by the registered holder of the Warrants so surrendered,
representing an equal aggregate number of Warrants; provided, however, that in
the event that a Warrant surrendered for transfer bears a restrictive legend,
the Warrant Agent shall not cancel such Warrant and issue new Warrants in
exchange therefor until the Warrant Agent has received an opinion of counsel for
the Company stating that such transfer may be made and indicating whether the
new Warrants must also bear a restrictive legend.
5.3. Fractional Warrants. The Warrant Agent shall not be required to
effect any registration of transfer or exchange which will result in the
issuance of a warrant certificate for a fraction of a warrant.
5.4. Service Charges. No service charge shall be made for any exchange
or registration of transfer of Warrants.
5.5. Warrant Execution and Countersignature. The Warrant Agent is
hereby authorized to countersign and to deliver, in accordance with the terms of
this Agreement, the Warrants required to be issued pursuant to the provisions of
this Section 5, and the Company, whenever required by the Warrant Agent, will
supply the Warrant Agent with Warrants duly executed on behalf of the Company
for such purpose.
6.1. Redemption. Subject to Section 6.4 hereof, with the prior written
consent of Sunrise, not less than all of the outstanding Warrants may be
redeemed, at the option of the Company, at any time after they become
exercisable and prior to their expiration, at the office of the Warrant Agent,
upon the notice referred to in Section 6.2., at the price of $.01 per Warrant
("Redemption Price"), provided that the last sales price of the Common Stock has
been at least $8.50 per share, on each of twenty (20) trading days within any
thirty (30) trading day period ending on the third business day prior to the
date on which notice of redemption is given and the weekly trading volume of the
Common Stock has been at least 800,000 shares for each of the two calendar weeks
prior to the date on which notice of redemption is given. The provisions of this
Section 6.1 may not be modified, amended or deleted without the prior written
consent of Sunrise.
6.2. Date Fixed for, and Notice of, Redemption. In the event the
Company shall elect to redeem all of the Warrants, the Company shall fix a date
for the redemption. Notice of redemption shall be mailed by first class mail,
postage prepaid, by the Company not less than 30 days prior to the date fixed
for redemption to the registered holders of the Warrants to be redeemed at their
last addresses as they shall appear on the registration books. Any notice mailed
in the manner herein provided shall be conclusively presumed to have been duly
given whether or not the registered holder received such notice.
6.3. Exercise After Notice of Redemption. The Warrants may be
exercised, for cash or on a "cashless basis," in accordance with Section 3 of
this Agreement at any time after notice of redemption shall have been given by
the Company pursuant to Section 6.2. hereof and prior to the time and date fixed
for redemption. On and after the redemption date, the record holder of the
Warrants shall have no further rights except to receive, upon surrender of the
Warrants, the Redemption Price.
6.4 Outstanding Warrants Only. The Company understands that the
redemption rights provided for by this Section 6 apply only to outstanding
Warrants. To the extent a person holds rights to purchase
Warrants, such purchase rights shall not be extinguished by redemption. However,
once such purchase rights are exercised, the Company may redeem the Warrants
issued upon such exercise provided that the criteria for redemption is met. The
provisions of this Section 6.4 may not be modified, amended or deleted without
the prior written consent of Sunrise.
7. Other Provisions Relating to Rights of Holders of Warrants.
7.1. No Rights as Stockholder. A Warrant does not entitle the
registered holder thereof to any of the rights of a stockholder of the Company,
including, without limitation, the right to receive dividends, or other
distributions, exercise any preemptive rights to vote or to consent or to
receive notice as stockholders in respect of the meetings of stockholders or the
election of directors of the Company or any other matter.
7.2. Lost, Stolen, Mutilated, or Destroyed Warrants. If any Warrant is
lost, stolen, mutilated, or destroyed, the Company and the Warrant Agent may on
such terms as to indemnity or otherwise as they may in their discretion impose
(which shall, in the case of a mutilated Warrant, include the surrender
thereof), issue a new Warrant of like denomination, tenor, and date as the
Warrant so lost, stolen, mutilated, or destroyed. Any such new Warrant shall
constitute a substitute contractual obligation of the Company, whether or not
the allegedly lost, stolen, mutilated, or destroyed Warrant shall be at any time
enforceable by anyone.
7.3. Reservation of Common Stock. The Company shall at all times
reserve and keep available a number of its authorized but unissued shares of
Common Stock that will be sufficient to permit the exercise in full of all
outstanding Warrants issued pursuant to this Agreement.
7.4. Registration of Common Stock. The Company agrees that prior to the
commencement of the Exercise Period, it shall file with the Securities and
Exchange Commission a post-effective amendment to the Registration Statement, or
a new registration statement, for the registration, under the Act, of, and it
shall take such action as is necessary to qualify for sale, in those states in
which the Warrants were initially offered by the Company, the Common Stock
issuable upon exercise of the Warrants. In either case, the Company will use its
best efforts to cause the same to become effective and to maintain the
effectiveness of such registration statement until the expiration of the
Warrants in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement. The provisions of
this Section 7.4 may not be modified, amended or deleted without the prior
written consent of Sunrise.
8. Concerning the Warrant Agent and Other Matters.
8.1. Payment of Taxes. The Company will from time to time promptly pay
all taxes and charges that may be imposed upon the Company or the Warrant Agent
in respect of the issuance or delivery of shares of Common Stock upon the
exercise of Warrants, but the Company shall not be obligated to pay any transfer
taxes in respect of the Warrants or such shares.
8.2. Resignation, Consolidation, or Merger of Warrant Agent.
8.2.1. Appointment of Successor Warrant Agent. The Warrant
Agent, or any successor to it hereafter appointed, may resign its duties and be
discharged from all further duties and liabilities hereunder after giving sixty
(60) days' notice in writing to the Company. If the office of the Warrant Agent
becomes vacant by resignation or incapacity to act or otherwise, the Company
shall appoint in writing a successor Warrant Agent in place of the Warrant
Agent. If the Company shall fail to make such appointment within a period of 30
days after it has been notified in writing of such resignation or incapacity by
the Warrant Agent or by the holder of the Warrant (who shall, with such notice,
submit his Warrant for inspection by the Company), then the holder of any
Warrant may apply to the Supreme Court of the State of New York for the County
of New York for the appointment of a successor Warrant Agent at the Company's
cost. Any successor Warrant Agent, whether appointed by the Company or by such
court, shall be a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State
of New York, in good standing and having its principal office in the Borough of
Manhattan, City and State of New York, and authorized under such laws to
exercise corporate trust powers and subject to supervision or examination by
federal or state authority. After appointment, any successor Warrant Agent shall
be vested with all the authority, powers, rights, immunities, duties, and
obligations of its predecessor Warrant Agent with like effect as if originally
named as Warrant Agent hereunder, without any further act or deed; but if for
any reason it becomes necessary or appropriate, the predecessor Warrant Agent
shall execute and deliver, at the expense of the Company, an instrument
transferring to such successor Warrant Agent all the authority, powers, and
rights of such predecessor Warrant Agent hereunder; and upon request of any
successor Warrant Agent the Company shall make, execute, acknowledge, and
deliver any and all instruments in writing for more fully and effectually
vesting in and confirming to such successor Warrant Agent all such authority,
powers, rights, immunities, duties, and obligations.
8.2.2. Notice of Successor Warrant Agent. In the event a
successor Warrant Agent shall be appointed, the Company shall give notice
thereof to the predecessor Warrant Agent and the transfer agent for the Common
Stock not later than the effective date of any such appointment.
8.2.3. Merger or Consolidation of Warrant Agent. Any
corporation into which the Warrant Agent may be merged or with which it may be
consolidated or any corporation resulting from any merger or consolidation to
which the Warrant Agent shall be a party shall be the successor Warrant Agent
under this Agreement without any further act.
8.3. Fees and Expenses of Warrant Agent.
8.3.1. Remuneration. The Company agrees to pay the Warrant
Agent reasonable remuneration for its services as such Warrant Agent hereunder
and will reimburse the Warrant Agent upon demand for all expenditures that the
Warrant Agent may reasonably incur in the execution of its duties hereunder.
8.3.2. Further Assurances. The Company agrees to perform,
execute, acknowledge, and deliver or cause to be performed, executed,
acknowledged, and delivered all such further and other acts, instruments, and
assurances as may reasonably be required by the Warrant Agent for the carrying
out or performing of the provisions of this Agreement.
8.4. Liability of Warrant Agent.
8.4.1. Reliance on Company Statement. Whenever in the
performance of its duties under this Warrant Agreement, the Warrant Agent shall
deem it necessary or desirable that any fact or matter be proved or established
by the Company prior to taking or suffering any action hereunder, such fact or
matter (unless other evidence in respect thereof be herein specifically
prescribed) may be deemed to be conclusively proved and established by a
statement signed by the President or Chairman of the Board of the Company and
delivered to the Warrant Agent. The Warrant Agent may rely upon such statement
for any action taken or suffered in good faith by it pursuant to the provisions
of this Agreement.
8.4.2. Indemnity. The Warrant Agent shall be liable hereunder
only for its own negligence, willful misconduct or bad faith. The Company agrees
to indemnify the Warrant Agent and save it harmless against any and all
liabilities, including judgments, costs and reasonable counsel fees, for
anything done or omitted by the Warrant Agent in the execution of this Agreement
except as a result of the Warrant Agent's negligence, willful misconduct, or bad
8.4.3. Exclusions. The Warrant Agent shall have no
responsibility with respect to the
validity of this Agreement or with respect to the validity or execution of any
Warrant (except its countersignature thereof); nor shall it be responsible for
any breach by the Company of any covenant or condition contained in this
Agreement or in any Warrant; nor shall it be responsible to make any adjustments
required under the provisions of Section 4 hereof or responsible for the manner,
method, or amount of any such adjustment or the ascertaining of the existence of
facts that would require any such adjustment; nor shall it by any act hereunder
be deemed to make any representation or warranty as to the authorization or
reservation of any shares of Common Stock to be issued pursuant to this
Agreement or any Warrant or as to whether any shares of Common Stock will when
issued be valid and fully paid and nonassessable.
8.5. Acceptance of Agency. The Warrant Agent hereby accepts the agency
established by this Agreement and agrees to perform the same upon the terms and
conditions herein set forth and among other things, shall account promptly to
the Company with respect to Warrants exercised and concurrently account for, and
pay to the Company, all moneys received by the Warrant Agent for the purchase of
shares of the Company's Common Stock through the exercise of Warrants.
9. Miscellaneous Provisions.
9.1. Successors. All the covenants and provisions of this Agreement by
or for the benefit of the Company or the Warrant Agent shall bind and inure to
the benefit of their respective successors and assigns.
9.2. Notices. Any notice, statement or demand authorized by this
Warrant Agreement to be given or made by the Warrant Agent or by the holder of
any Warrant to or on the Company shall be sufficiently given when so delivered
if by hand or overnight delivery or if sent by certified mail or private courier
service within five days after deposit of such notice, postage prepaid,
addressed (until another address is filed in writing by the Company with the
Warrant Agent), as follows:
International Metal Enterprises, Inc.
0 Xxxx Xxxxx
Xxx Xxxx, Xxx Xxxx 00000
Attn: Chief Executive Officer
Any notice, statement or demand authorized by this Agreement to be given or made
by the holder of any Warrant or by the Company to or on the Warrant Agent shall
be sufficiently given when so delivered if by hand or overnight delivery or if
sent by certified mail or private courier service within five days after deposit
of such notice, postage prepaid, addressed (until another address is filed in
writing by the Warrant Agent
with the Company), as follows:
Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company
00 Xxxxxxx Xxxxx
Xxx Xxxx, Xxx Xxxx 00000
Attn: Compliance Department
with a copy in each case to:
Xxxxxxx Xxxxxx & Xxxx LLP
2 Grand Central Tower
000 Xxxx 00xx Xxxxxx, 00xx Xxxxx
Xxx Xxxx, Xxx Xxxx 00000
Attn: Xxxx X. Xxxxxx, Esq.
The Chrysler Building
000 Xxxxxxxxx Xxxxxx
Xxx Xxxx, Xxx Xxxx 00000
Attn: Xxxxx Xxxx Xxxxxx, Esq.
Sunrise Securities Corp.
000 Xxxxxxxxx Xxxxxx, 00xx Xxxxx
Xxx Xxxx, Xxx Xxxx 00000
Attn: Xxxxxx Low
9.3. Applicable law. The validity, interpretation, and performance of
this Agreement and of the Warrants shall be governed in all respects by the laws
of the State of New York, without giving effect to conflict of laws. The Company
hereby agrees that any action, proceeding or claim against it arising out of or
relating in any way to this Agreement shall be brought and enforced in the
courts of the State of New York or the United States District Court for the
Southern District of New York, and irrevocably submits to such jurisdiction,
which jurisdiction shall be exclusive. The Company hereby waives any objection
to such exclusive jurisdiction and that such courts represent an inconvenience
forum. Any such process or summons to be served upon the Company may be served
by transmitting a copy thereof by registered or certified mail, return receipt
requested, postage prepaid, addressed to it at the address set forth in Section
9.2 hereof. Such mailing shall be deemed personal service and shall be legal and
binding upon the Company in any action, proceeding or claim.
9.4. Persons Having Rights under this Agreement. Nothing in this
Agreement expressed and nothing that may be implied from any of the provisions
hereof is intended, or shall be construed, to confer upon, or give to, any
person or corporation other than the parties hereto and the registered holders
of the Warrants and, for the purposes of Sections 3.3.5, 6.1, 6.4, 7.4 and 9.2
hereof, Sunrise, any right, remedy, or claim under or by reason of this Warrant
Agreement or of any covenant, condition, stipulation, promise, or agreement
hereof. Sunrise shall be deemed to be a third-party beneficiary of this
Agreement with respect to Sections 3.3.5, 6.1, 6.4, 7.4 and 9.2 hereof. All
covenants, conditions, stipulations, promises, and agreements contained in this
Warrant Agreement shall be for the sole and exclusive benefit of the parties
hereto (and Sunrise with respect to the Sections 3.3.5, 6.1, 6.4, 7.4 and 9.2
hereof) and their successors and assigns and of the registered holders of the
9.5. Examination of the Warrant Agreement. A copy of this Agreement
shall be available at all reasonable times at the office of the Warrant Agent in
the Borough of Manhattan, City and State of New York, for inspection by the
registered holder of any Warrant. The Warrant Agent may require any such holder
to submit his Warrant for inspection by it.
9.6. Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in any number of
counterparts and each of such counterparts shall for all purposes be deemed to
be an original, and all such counterparts shall together constitute but one and
the same instrument.
9.7. Effect of Headings. The Section headings herein are for
convenience only and are not part of this Warrant Agreement and shall not affect
the interpretation thereof.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, this Agreement has been duly executed by the
parties hereto as of the day and year first above written.
Attest: INTERNATIONAL METAL ENTERPRISES, INC.
Attest: CONTINENTAL STOCK TRANSFER
& TRUST COMPANY
Name: Xxxxxx Xxxxxx