Indemnification from Escrow Agreement
ESCROW AGREEMENT, dated as of July 31, 2009 (the Agreement) by and among Alternative Asset Management Acquisition Corp., a Delaware corporation (Parent), Great American Group, Inc., a Delaware Corporation (the Company), Andrew Gumaer (the Member Representative), as the representative of the members of Great American (the GA Members) and the phantom stock holders of Great American (the Phantom Holders and together with the GA Members, the GA Recipients) listed on Exhibit A hereto, and Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, a New York corporation (the Escrow Agent). Capitalized terms not defined herein shall have the meanings ascribed to such terms in the Definitive Agreement.
Indemnification. The Escrow Agent shall be indemnified and held harmless by the Company from and against any expenses, including reasonable counsel fees and disbursements, or loss suffered by the Escrow Agent in connection with any action, suit or other proceeding involving any claim which in any way, directly or indirectly, arises out of or relates to this Agreement, the services of the Escrow Agent hereunder, or the Escrow Securities held by it hereunder, other than expenses or losses arising from the gross negligence or willful misconduct of the Escrow Agent. Promptly after the receipt by the Escrow Agent of notice of any demand or claim or the commencement of any action, suit or proceeding, the Escrow Agent shall notify the other parties hereto in writing. In the event of the receipt of such notice, the Escrow Agent, in its sole discretion, may commence an action in the nature of interpleader in an appropriate court to determine ownership or disposition of the Escrowed Indemnification Stock or it may deposit the Escrowed Indemnification Stock with the clerk of any appropriate court or it may retain the Escrow Securities pending receipt of a final, non appealable order of a court having jurisdiction over all of the parties hereto directing to whom and under what circumstances the Escrowed Indemnification Stock are to be disbursed and delivered. The provisions of this Section 5.2 shall survive in the event the Escrow Agent resigns or is discharged pursuant to Sections 5.5 or 5.6 below.