Form 8-K ISUN, INC. For: Nov 24

December 1, 2021 9:29 AM EST

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Exhibit 10.1

Execution Version
 
ENCORE REDEVELOPMENT, LLC

MEMBERSHIP UNIT PURCHASE AGREEMENT


TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
     
Page
       
1.
Purchase and Sale of Membership Units
1
       
 
1.1
Sale and Issuance of Membership Units
1
       
 
1.2
Closing; Delivery
1
       
 
1.3
Defined Terms Used in this Agreement
1
       
2.
Representations and Warranties of the Company
3
     
 
2.1
Organization, Good Standing, Authority, Qualification
3
       
 
2.2
Capitalization
3
       
 
2.3
Subsidiaries
4
       
 
2.4
Authorization
4
       
 
2.5
Valid Issuance of Units
4
       
 
2.6
Governmental Consents and Filings
5
       
 
2.7
Litigation
5
       
 
2.8
Intellectual Property
5
       
 
2.9
Compliance with Other Instruments
6
       
 
2.10
Agreements; Actions
6
       
 
2.11
Certain Transactions
7
       
 
2.12
Rights of Registration and Voting Rights
8
       
 
2.13
Property
8
       
 
2.14
Financial Statements
8
       
 
2.15
Employee Matters
9
       
 
2.16
Tax Returns and Payments
11
       
 
2.17
Employee Agreements
11
       
 
2.18
Permits
11
       
 
2.19
Company Documents
11
       
 
2.20
83(b) Elections
11
       
 
2.21
Environmental and Safety Laws
12
       
 
2.22
Insurance
12
       
 
2.23
Disclosure
12
       
3.
Representations and Warranties of the Purchaser
12
     
 
3.1
Authorization
12

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3.2
No Conflicts; Consents
13
       
 
3.3
Purchase Entirely for Own Account
13
       
 
3.4
Disclosure of Information
13
       
 
3.5
Restricted Securities
13
       
 
3.6
No Public Market
14
       
 
3.7
Legends
14
       
 
3.8
Sophisticated Purchaser
14
       
 
3.9
Residence.
14
       
4.
Conditions to the Purchaser’s Obligations at Closing
14
     
 
4.1
Representations and Warranties
14
       
 
4.2
Performance
15
       
 
4.3
Qualifications
15
       
 
4.4
Operating Agreement
15
       
 
4.5
Secretary’s Certificate
15
       
 
4.6
Proceedings and Documents
15
       
5.
Conditions of the Company’s Obligations at Closing
15
     
 
5.1
Representations and Warranties
15
       
 
5.2
Performance
15
       
 
5.3
Qualifications
15
       
 
5.4
Operating Agreement
15
       
6.
Covenants
16
     
 
6.1
Preemptive Right
16
       
 
6.2
Right of First Offer
16
       
 
6.3
Fees
17
       
7.
Miscellaneous
17
     
 
7.1
Survival of Warranties
17
       
 
7.2
Indemnification
17
       
 
7.3
Public Announcements
17
       
 
7.4
Successors and Assigns
17
       
 
7.5
Governing Law
17
       
 
7.6
Counterparts
17
       
 
7.7
Titles and Subtitles
18
       
 
7.8
Notices
18

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7.9
No Finder’s Fees
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Exhibit A -
DISCLOSURE SCHEDULE
     
 
Exhibit B -
FORM OF OPERATING AGREEMENT 
     
  Exhibit C - FORM OF PLEDGE AGREEMENT
     
 
Exhibit D -
ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM COMPANY TO PURCHASER

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MEMBERSHIP UNIT PURCHASE AGREEMENT
 
THIS MEMBERSHIP UNIT PURCHASE AGREEMENT (this “Agreement”), is made as of the 24th day of November, 2021 by and among Encore Redevelopment, LLC, a Vermont limited liability company (the “Company”), and iSun, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Purchaser”).
 
The parties agree as follows:
 
1.          Purchase and Sale of Membership Units.
 
1.1         Sale and Issuance of Membership Units.
 
(a)          The Company shall authorize the sale and issuance of 179,298 Units (the “Units”) of the Company’s Membership Units (the “Membership Units”).
 
(b)          Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, the Purchaser agrees to purchase at the Closing and the Company agrees to sell and issue to the Purchaser at the Closing the Units, at a purchase price of $27.8865353 per Unit for an aggregate purchase price of $5,000,000 (the “Purchase Price”).
 
(c)          Purchaser shall have the right to purchase an additional 179, 298 Membership Units at a price of $27.8865353 per Unit for an aggregate purchase price of $5,000,000, on the same terms and conditions as set forth in this Agreement, within ninety days of the Closing.
 
1.2         Closing; Delivery.

(a)          Closing. The purchase and sale of the Units shall take place remotely via the exchange of documents and signatures, at such time and place as the Company and the Purchaser mutually agree upon (the “Closing”).
 
(b)          Delivery. Upon the Closing, the Company shall issue to the Purchaser the Units against payment of the Purchase Price by check, by wire transfer to a bank account designated by the Company, or by any combination of such methods, as follows: (i) payment of $3,651,712.70, and (ii) a credit in the amount of $1,348,287.30 in satisfaction of accounts payable from the Company to the Purchaser as set forth on Exhibit D, at which time the Company shall issue 179,298 Units to the Purchaser.

1.3          Defined Terms Used in this Agreement. In addition to the terms defined above, the following terms used in this Agreement shall be construed to have the meanings set forth or referenced below.
 
(a)          “Affiliate” means, with respect to any specified Person, any other Person who, directly or indirectly, controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with such Person, including, without limitation, any general partner, managing member, officer or director of such Person or any venture capital fund now or hereafter existing that is controlled by one or more general partners or managing members of, or shares the same management company with, such Person.

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(b)          “Amended Operating Agreement” means the Company’s Sixth Amended and Restated Operating Agreement, in the form of Exhibit B attached to this Agreement.

(c)          “Applicable Law” means any federal, state, local, municipal, foreign or other law, statute, legislation, constitution, principle of common law, resolution, ordinance, code, edict, decree, proclamation, treaty, convention, rule, regulation, proposed regulation, listing standard, ruling, directive, pronouncement, requirement, specification, determination, decision, opinion or interpretation that is, or has been issued, enacted, adopted, passed, approved, promulgated, made, implemented or otherwise put into effect by or under the authority of any governmental authority or the governing body of any national securities exchange, including without limitation all laws, rules, and regulations regarding food handling, packaging, labeling, and delivery.
 
(d)         “Certificate” means the Company’s Articles of Organization;
 
(e)         “Code” means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.
 
(f)          “Company Intellectual Property” means all patents, patent applications, trademarks, trademark applications, service marks, service mark applications, tradenames, copyrights, trade secrets, domain names, mask works, information and proprietary rights and processes, similar or other intellectual property rights, subject matter of any of the foregoing, tangible embodiments of any of the foregoing, licenses in, to and under any of the foregoing, and any and all such cases as are necessary to the Company in the conduct of the Company’s business as now conducted and as presently proposed to be conducted.
 
(g)         “Key Employee” means Charles Farrell, W. Blake Sturcke or Phillip Foy.
 
(h)         “Knowledge” including the phrase “to the Company’s knowledge” and similar words to that effect shall mean the actual knowledge of the Key Employees, together with such knowledge any such Key Employee should have by reason of his or her position with the Company or after reasonable inquiry into the fact or matter represented or warranted, whether in his or her capacity as an officer, director, shareholder, employee, consultant, or agent of the Company.

(i)          “Material Adverse Effect” means a material adverse effect on the business, assets (including intangible assets), liabilities, financial condition, property, prospects or results of operations of the Company provided, however, that none of the following shall be deemed (either alone or in combination) to constitute, and none of the following shall be taken into account in determining whether there has been, a Material Adverse Effect: (a) any change, effect, event, occurrence, state of facts or development (each, a “Change”) attributable to the execution of this Agreement, the disclosure or consummation of the Transaction, the taking of any action contemplated thereby, or the identity of Purchaser, (b) any Change arising from or relating to any existing event, occurrence, state of facts or development with respect to which the Purchaser has knowledge as of the date hereof (including any matter set forth in the Disclosure Schedules), (c) any Change in, or effects arising from or relating to, general business or economic conditions affecting the industry in which the Company operates, (d) any Change in, or effects arising from or relating to, national or international political or social conditions, (e) any pandemic or outbreak of disease (including COVID-19 or any other coronavirus), (f) any Change in, or effects arising from or relating to, financial, banking, or securities markets, (g) any Change in, or effects arising from or relating to, changes in GAAP or Laws, (h) any Change in, or effects arising from or relating to, any seasonal fluctuations in the business; provided, however, that any such adverse effect described in the preceding clauses (c) through (f) shall be excluded only to the extent that such adverse effect does not disproportionately affect the Company relative to other persons engaged in the industries in which the Company operates.
 
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(j)          “Operating Agreement” means the Company’s Fifth Amended and Restated Operating Agreement, currently in effect.
 
(k)         “Person” means any individual, corporation, partnership, trust, limited liability company, association or other entity.
 
(l)          “Securities Act” means the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder.
 
(m)        “Transaction Agreements” means this Agreement and the Amended Operating Agreement.
 
2.          Representations and Warranties of the Company. The Company hereby represents and warrants to the Purchaser that, except as set forth on the Disclosure Schedule attached as Exhibit A, the following representations are true and complete as of the Closing.

2.1         Organization, Good Standing, Authority, Qualification. The Company is a limited liability company duly organized, validly existing and in good standing under the laws of the State of Vermont and has all requisite company power and authority to carry on its business as presently conducted and as proposed to be conducted. The Company is duly qualified to transact business and is in good standing in each jurisdiction in which the failure to so qualify would have a Material Adverse Effect.
 
2.2         Capitalization.
 
(a)         The authorized capital of the Company consists, immediately prior to the Closing, of 1,792,980 Membership Units, of which 792,980 are designated Incentive Units (“Incentive Units”). Immediately prior to the Closing, 1,792,980 Membership Units are issued and outstanding, of which 792,980 are Incentive Units. All of the outstanding Membership Units have been duly authorized, are fully paid and nonassessable and were issued in compliance with all applicable federal and state securities laws.
 
(b)         The Company had reserved 792,980 Incentive Units for issuance to officers, directors, employees and consultants of the Company. Of such reserved Incentive Units, 792,980 units have been issued pursuant to restricted unit purchase agreements and 0 options to purchase units have been granted and are currently outstanding, and therefore 0 Incentive Units remain available for issuance to officers, directors, employees and consultants.
 
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(c)         Schedule 2.2(c) of the Disclosure Schedule sets forth the capitalization of the Company immediately following the Closing, including the number of units of the following: (i) issued and outstanding Membership Units, including, with respect to restricted Membership Units, the vesting schedule and repurchase price; (ii) issued unit options or warrants; (iii) unit options not yet issued but reserved for issuance; and (v) warrants or unit purchase rights, if any. Except for (A) the rights provided in the Operating Agreement, and (B) the securities and rights described in Schedule 2.2(b) of this Agreement and Schedule 2.2(c) of the Disclosure Schedule, there are no outstanding options, warrants, rights (including conversion or preemptive rights and rights of first refusal or similar rights) or agreements, orally or in writing, to purchase or acquire from the Company any Membership Units, or any securities convertible into or exchangeable for Membership Units.
 
2.3          Subsidiaries. Except as set forth in Schedule 2.3 of the Disclosure Schedule, the Company does not currently own or control, directly or indirectly, any interest in any other corporation, partnership, trust, joint venture, limited liability company, association, or other business entity. The Company is not a participant in any joint venture, partnership or similar arrangement.
 
2.4          Authorization. All action required to be taken by the Company’s Board of Directors and Members in order to authorize the Company to enter into the Transaction Agreements, and to issue the Units at the Closing has been taken or will be taken prior to the Closing. All action on the part of the officers of the Company necessary for the execution and delivery of the Transaction Agreements, the performance of all obligations of the Company under the Transaction Agreements to be performed as of the Closing, and the issuance and delivery of the Units has been taken or will be taken prior to the Closing. The Transaction Agreements, when executed and delivered by the Company, shall constitute valid and legally binding obligations of the Company, enforceable against the Company in accordance with their respective terms except (i) as limited by applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium, fraudulent conveyance, or other laws of general application relating to or affecting the enforcement of creditors’ rights generally, (ii) as limited by laws relating to the availability of specific performance, injunctive relief, or other equitable remedies, or (iii) to the extent any indemnification provisions contained in the Operating Agreement may be limited by applicable federal or state securities laws.
 
2.5          Valid Issuance of Units. Except as set forth in Schedule 2.5 of the Disclosure Schedule, the Units, when issued, sold and delivered in accordance with the terms and for the consideration set forth in this Agreement, will be validly issued, fully paid and non- assessable and free of restrictions on transfer other than restrictions on transfer under the Transaction Agreements, applicable state and federal securities laws and liens or encumbrances created by or imposed by the Purchaser. Assuming the accuracy of the representations of the Purchaser in Section 3 of this Agreement and subject to the filings described in Schedule Error! Reference source not found. below, the Units will be issued in compliance with all applicable federal and state securities laws. Except as set forth in Schedule 2.5 of the Disclosure Schedule, all of the Company’s Membership Units issued and outstanding prior to the Closing were validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable in accordance with applicable state and federal securities laws, rules, and regulations.
 
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2.6          Governmental Consents and Filings. Assuming the accuracy of the representations made by the Purchaser in Section 3 of this Agreement, no consent, approval, order or authorization of, or registration, qualification, designation, declaration or filing with, any federal, state or local governmental authority is required on the part of the Company in connection with the consummation of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement, except for filings pursuant to Regulation D of the Securities Act, and applicable state securities laws, which have been made or will be made in a timely manner.
 
2.7          Litigation. There is no claim, action, suit, proceeding, arbitration, complaint, charge or investigation pending or to the Company’s knowledge, currently threatened (i) against the Company or any of its officers, directors or Key Employees, such as would affect the Company; (ii) against the Company or any officer, director or Key Employee of the Company arising out of their employment or board relationship with the Company; or (iii) that questions the validity of the Transaction Agreements or the right of the Company to enter into them, or to consummate the transactions contemplated by the Transaction Agreements, and to the Company’s knowledge, there has been no occurrence of any event or circumstance that could reasonably be expected to give rise to or serve as the basis for any of the foregoing. Neither the Company nor, to the Company’s knowledge, any of its officers, directors or Key Employees is a party or is named as subject to the provisions of any order, writ, injunction, judgment or decree of any court or government agency or instrumentality (in the case of officers, directors or Key Employees, such as would affect the Company). There is no action, suit, proceeding or investigation by the Company pending or which the Company intends to initiate. The foregoing includes, without limitation, actions, suits, proceedings or investigations pending or threatened in writing (or any basis therefor known to the Company) involving the prior employment of any of the Company’s employees, their services provided in connection with the Company’s business, any information or techniques allegedly proprietary to any of their former employers or their obligations under any agreements with prior employers. There are no outstanding judgments, orders, writs, or decrees to which the Company is a party or subject to or that could reasonably be expected to adversely affect the Company or its properties, assets, prospects or business.
 
2.8          Intellectual Property. The Company owns or possesses sufficient legal rights to all Company Intellectual Property without any conflict with, or infringement of, the rights of others. No product or service marketed or sold (or proposed to be marketed or sold) by the Company violates or will violate any license or infringes or will infringe any intellectual property rights of any other party. Other than with respect to commercially available software products under standard end-user object code license agreements, there are no outstanding options, licenses, agreements, claims, encumbrances or shared ownership interests of any kind relating to the Company Intellectual Property, nor is the Company bound by or a party to any options, licenses or agreements of any kind with respect to the patents, trademarks, service marks, trade names, copyrights, trade secrets, licenses, information, proprietary rights and processes of any other Person. The Company has not received any communications alleging that the Company has violated, or by conducting its business, would violate any of the patents, trademarks, service marks, tradenames, copyrights, trade secrets, mask works or other proprietary rights or processes of any other Person, and to the Company’s knowledge, no such actions are threatened. The Company has obtained and possesses valid licenses to use all of the software programs present on the computers and other software-enabled electronic devices that it owns or leases or that it has otherwise provided to its employees for their use in connection with the Company’s business. To the Company’s knowledge, it will not be necessary to use any inventions of any of its employees or consultants (or Persons it currently intends to hire) made prior to their employment by the Company. Schedule 2.9 lists all patents, patent applications, trademarks, trademark applications, service marks, service mark applications, tradenames, copyrights, as are necessary to the Company in the conduct of the Company’s business as now conducted and as presently proposed to be conducted. To the Company’s knowledge, no Person has infringed or otherwise misappropriated, or is now infringing or misappropriating, any Company Intellectual Property. The Company has not licensed or otherwise granted rights to any third party to use any Company Intellectual Property.
 
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2.9         Compliance with Other Instruments and Applicable Law.
 
(a)         The Company is not in violation or default (i) of any provisions of its Certificate or Operating Agreement, (ii) of any instrument, judgment, order, writ or decree, (iii) under any note, indenture or mortgage, or (iv) under any lease, agreement, contract or purchase order to which it is a party or by which it is bound, or (v) of any provision of federal or state statute, rule or regulation applicable to the Company or its products. Except as set forth on Schedule 2.9, the execution, delivery and performance of the Transaction Agreements and the consummation of the transactions contemplated by the Transaction Agreements will not result in any such violation or be in conflict with or constitute, with or without the passage of time and giving of notice, either (i) a default under any such provision, instrument, judgment, order, writ, decree, contract or agreement; or (ii) an event which results in the creation of any lien, charge or encumbrance upon any assets of the Company or the suspension, revocation, forfeiture, or nonrenewal of any material permit or license applicable to the Company.

(b)         The Company is, and to the Company’s knowledge has at all times been, in compliance with all Applicable Laws (including without limitation all required filings and disclosures), the conduct of the Company’s business or the ownership or use of any of its respective assets, (ii) to Company’s knowledge, no event has occurred, and no condition or circumstance exists, that might (with or without notice or lapse of time, and without regard to any cure period) constitute or result directly or indirectly in a material violation by Company of, or a failure on the part of the Company to comply with, any Applicable Law, and (iii) Company has not received any notice (in writing or otherwise) from any governmental authority or any other Person regarding any actual, alleged, possible or potential violation of, or failure to comply with, any Applicable Law, and to Company’s knowledge, no such notice or action is threatened.

2.10       Agreements; Actions.
 
(a)         Except for the Transaction Agreements and as set forth Schedule 2.10, there are no agreements, understandings, instruments, contracts or proposed transactions to which the Company is a party or by which it is bound that involve (i) the license of any patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary right to or from the Company, (ii) the grant of rights to manufacture, produce, assemble, license, market, or sell its products or services to any other Person that limit the Company’s exclusive right to develop, manufacture, assemble, distribute, market or sell its products or services, or (iii) indemnification by the Company with respect to infringements of proprietary rights.
 
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(b)         Except as set forth on Schedule 2.10(b), the Company has not (i) declared or paid any dividends, or authorized or made any distribution upon or with respect to any class or series of its membership interests, (ii) incurred any indebtedness for borrowed money (iii) made any loans or advances to any Person, other than ordinary advances for travel expenses, or (vi) sold, exchanged or otherwise disposed of any of its assets or rights, other than the sale of its inventory in the ordinary course of business.
 
2.11       Certain Transactions.
 
(a)         Other than (i) standard employee benefits generally made available to all employees, (ii) standard director and officer indemnification agreements approved by the Board of Directors, (iii) standard proprietary information and invention assignment agreements, (iv) employment offer letters or agreements, (v) the purchase of the Company’s Membership Units, and (vi) the issuance of Incentive Units pursuant to the Company’s Key Employee Incentive Compensation Plan in each instance, approved in the written minutes or all actions by written consent of the Board of Directors, there are no agreements, understandings or proposed transactions between the Company and any of its officers, directors, consultants or Key Employees, or any Affiliate.

(b)         The Company is not indebted, directly or indirectly, to any of its directors, officers or employees or to their respective spouses or children or to any Affiliate of any of the foregoing, other than in connection with expenses or advances of expenses incurred in the ordinary course of business or employee relocation expenses and for other customary employee benefits made generally available to all employees. To the Company’s Knowledge, to the extent any of the Company’s directors, officers or employees, or any members of their immediate families, or any Affiliate of the foregoing: (i) are, directly or indirectly, indebted to the Company; (ii) have any material commercial, industrial, banking, consulting, legal, accounting, charitable or familial relationship with any of the Company’s customers, suppliers, service providers, joint venture partners, licensees and competitors, (iii) have any direct or indirect ownership interest in any firm or corporation with which the Company is affiliated or with which the Company has a business relationship, or any firm or corporation which competes with the Company except that directors, officers or employees or members of the Company may own stock in (but not exceeding two percent (2%) of the outstanding capital stock of) publicly- traded companies that may compete with the Company or (iv) have any financial interest in any material contract with the Company. None of the Key Employees, officers or directors of the Company, or any members of their respective immediate families, or any Affiliate of any of the foregoing are, directly or indirectly, interested in any material contract with the Company such circumstance is not reasonably expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. To the Company’s Knowledge, to the extent any of the Key Employees, officers or directors of the Company, or any members of their respective immediate families, has any material commercial, industrial, banking, consulting, legal, accounting, charitable or familial relationship with any of the Company’s customers, suppliers, service providers, joint venture partners, licensees and competitors such circumstance is not reasonably expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

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2.12        Rights of Registration and Voting Rights. The Company is not under any obligation to register under the Securities Act any of its currently outstanding securities or any securities issuable upon exercise or conversion of its currently outstanding securities. To the Company’s knowledge, except as contemplated in the Operating Agreement, no Member of the Company has entered into any agreements with respect to the voting of Membership Units of the Company.

2.13        Property. The property and assets that the Company owns are free and clear of all mortgages, deeds of trust, liens, loans and encumbrances, except for statutory liens for the payment of current taxes that are not yet delinquent and encumbrances and liens that arise in the ordinary course of business and do not materially impair the Company’s ownership or use of such property or assets. With respect to the property and assets it leases, the Company is in compliance with such leases and, to its knowledge, holds a valid leasehold interest free of any liens, claims or encumbrances other than those of the lessors of such property or assets. Except as set forth in Schedule 2.13 of the Company does not own any real property or lease any real property.

2.14        Financial Statements. The Company has delivered to the Purchaser (a) the balance sheet of the Company as of December 31, 2019 and December 31, 2020 and the related income statement and statement of cash flows for the years ended as of December 31, 2019 and December 31, 2020 and (b) the unaudited balance sheet of the Company as of October 31, 2021 and (c) income statement and statement of cash flows for the ten-month period then ended. All of the year end financial statements, which (other than those identified in (b) and (c) above) have been reviewed by the Company’s accountant, and are collectively referred to as the “Financial Statements.” The Financial Statements fairly present in all material respects the financial condition and operating results of the Company as of the dates, and for the periods, indicated, subject in the case of the interim Financial Statements to normal year-end audit adjustments that are neither individual or in the aggregate material in amount. Except as set forth in the Financial Statements, the Company has no material liabilities or obligations, contingent or otherwise, other than liabilities incurred in the ordinary course of business consistent with past practices subsequent to September 30, 2021. Since September 30, 2021, there has not been:
 
(a)          any change in the assets, liabilities, financial condition or operating results of the Company from that reflected in the Financial Statements, except changes in the ordinary course of business or changes that are related to the transactions contemplated herein, that have not caused or reasonably could be expected to cause, in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect;
 
(b)         any damage, destruction or loss, whether or not covered by insurance,;

(c)         any waiver or compromise by the Company of a valuable right or of a material debt owed to it;
 
(d)         any satisfaction or discharge of any lien, claim, or encumbrance or payment of any obligation by the Company, except in the ordinary course of business and the satisfaction or discharge of which would not or reasonably could not be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect;
 
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(e)          any change to a material contract or agreement by which the Company or any of its assets is bound or subject that would or reasonably could be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect;
 
(f)          any change in any compensation arrangement or agreement with any employee, officer, director or member that would or reasonably could be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect;
 
(g)          any resignation or termination of employment of any officer or Key Employee of the Company;

(h)          any mortgage, pledge, transfer of a security interest in, or lien, created by the Company, with respect to any of its material properties or assets, except liens for taxes not yet due or payable and liens that arise in the ordinary course of business and do not materially impair the Company’s ownership or use of such property or assets;
 
(i)          any loans or guarantees made by the Company to or for the benefit of its employees, officers or directors, or any members of their immediate families, other than travel advances and other advances made in the ordinary course of its business;

(j)          any declaration, setting aside or payment or other distribution in respect of any of the Company’s membership units, or any direct or indirect redemption, purchase, or other acquisition of any of such units by the Company;
 
(k)         any sale, assignment or transfer of any Company Intellectual Property;
 
(l)          receipt of notice that there has been a loss of, or material order cancellation by, any major customer of the Company that would or reasonably could be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect;

(m)        any other event or condition of any character, other than events affecting the economy or the Company’s industry generally, that individually or in the aggregate could reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect; or

(n)         any arrangement or commitment by the Company to do any of the things described in this Section 2.14 that would or reasonably could be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

2.15       Employee Matters.

(a)         As of the date hereof, the Company employs eighteen (18) full- time employees and three (3) part-time employees. Section 2.15(a) of the Disclosure Schedule sets forth a detailed description of all compensation, including salary, bonus, severance obligations and deferred compensation paid or payable for each officer, employee, consultant and independent contractor of the Company who received compensation in excess of $75,000 for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020 or is anticipated to receive compensation in excess of $75,000 for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021, including planned hires.
 
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(b)         To the Company’s knowledge, none of its employees is obligated under any contract (including licenses, covenants or commitments of any nature) or other agreement, or subject to any judgment, decree or order of any court or administrative agency, that would materially interfere with such employee’s ability to promote the interest of the Company or that would conflict with the Company’s business. Neither the execution or delivery of the Transaction Agreements, nor the carrying on of the Company’s business by the employees of the Company, nor the conduct of the Company’s business as now conducted and as presently proposed to be conducted, will, to the Company’s knowledge, conflict with or result in a breach of the terms, conditions, or provisions of, or constitute a default under, any contract, covenant or instrument under which any such employee is now obligated.
 
(c)         The Company is not delinquent in payments to any of its employees, consultants, or independent contractors for any wages, salaries, commissions, bonuses, or other direct compensation for any service performed for it to the date hereof or amounts required to be reimbursed to such employees, consultants or independent contractors. The Company has complied in all material respects with all applicable state and federal equal employment opportunity laws and with other laws related to employment, including those related to wages, hours, worker classification and collective bargaining. The Company has withheld and paid to the appropriate governmental entity or is holding for payment not yet due to such governmental entity all amounts required to be withheld from employees of the Company and is not liable for any arrears of wages, taxes, penalties or other sums for failure to comply with any of the foregoing.
 
(d)         To the Company’s knowledge, no Key Employee intends to terminate employment with the Company or is otherwise likely to become unavailable to continue as a Key Employee, nor does the Company have a present intention to terminate the employment of any of the foregoing. The employment of each employee of the Company is terminable at the will of the Company. Except as required by law, upon termination of the employment of any such employees, no severance or other payments will become due. The Company has no policy, practice, plan or program of paying severance pay or any form of severance compensation in connection with the termination of employment services.
 
(e)          The Company has not made any representations regarding equity incentives to any officer, employee, director or consultant that are inconsistent with the amounts and terms set forth in the minutes of meetings or all actions by written consent of the Company’s board of directors.
 
(f)          Each former Key Employee whose employment was terminated by the Company has entered into an agreement with the Company providing for the full release of any claims against the Company or any related party arising out of such employment.
 
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(g)          Schedule 2.15 of the Disclosure Schedule sets forth each employee benefit plan maintained, established or sponsored by the Company, or which the Company participates in or contributes to, which is subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended (“ERISA”). The Company has made all required contributions and has no liability to any such employee benefit plan, other than liability for health plan continuation coverage described in Part 6 of Title I(B) of ERISA, and has complied in all material respects with all applicable laws for any such employee benefit plan.
 
2.16       Tax Returns and Payments. There are no federal, state, county, local or foreign taxes due and payable by the Company which have not been timely paid. There are no accrued and unpaid federal, state, country, local or foreign taxes of the Company which are due, whether or not assessed or disputed. There have been no examinations or audits of any tax returns or reports by any applicable federal, state, local or foreign governmental agency, and to the Company’s knowledge, no such actions are pending or threatened. The Company has duly and timely filed all federal, state, county, local and foreign tax returns required to have been filed by it and there are in effect no waivers of applicable statutes of limitations with respect to taxes for any year.
 
2.17       Employee Agreements. Each current and former employee, consultant and officer of the Company has executed an agreement with the Company regarding confidentiality and proprietary information substantially in the form or forms delivered to the counsel for the Purchaser (the “Confidential Information Agreements”). None of the foregoing have excluded works or inventions from his or her assignment of inventions pursuant to their Confidential Information Agreement. The Company is not aware that any of the foregoing individuals is in violation of any agreement covered by this Subsection 2.17.
 
2.18       Permits. The Company has all franchises, permits, licenses and any similar authority necessary for the conduct of its business, the lack of which could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. The Company is not in default in any material respect under any of such franchises, permits, licenses or other similar authority.
 
2.19       Company Documents. The Certificate and Operating Agreement of the Company are in the form provided to the Purchaser. The copy of the minute books of the Company provided to the Purchaser contains minutes of all meetings of directors and members and all actions by written consent without a meeting by the directors and members since the date of organization and accurately reflects in all material respects all actions by the directors (and any committee of directors) and members with respect to all transactions referred to in such minutes.

2.20        83(b) Elections. To the Company’s knowledge, all elections and notices under Section 83(b) of the Code have been or will be timely filed by all individuals who have acquired unvested Membership Units.
 
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2.21        Environmental and Safety Laws. (a) the Company is and has been in compliance with all Environmental Laws; (b) there has been no release or to the Company’s knowledge threatened release of any pollutant, contaminant or toxic or hazardous material, substance or waste or petroleum or any fraction thereof (each a “Hazardous Substance”), on, upon, into or from any site currently or heretofore owned, leased or otherwise used by the Company; (c) there have been no Hazardous Substances generated by the Company that have been disposed of or come to rest at any site that has been included in any published U.S. federal, state or local “superfund” site list or any other similar list of hazardous or toxic waste sites published by any governmental authority in the United States; and (d) there are no underground storage tanks located on, no polychlorinated biphenyls (“PCBs”) or PCB-containing equipment used or stored on, and no hazardous waste as defined by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, as amended, stored on, any site owned or operated by the Company, except for the storage of hazardous waste in compliance with Environmental Laws. The Company has made available to the Purchaser true and complete copies of all material environmental records, reports, notifications, certificates of need, permits, pending permit applications, correspondence, engineering studies and environmental studies or assessments, if any. For purposes of this Subsection 2.21, “Environmental Laws” means any law, regulation, or other applicable requirement relating to (a) releases or threatened release of Hazardous Substance; (b) pollution or protection of employee health or safety, public health or the environment; or (c) the manufacture, handling, transport, use, treatment, storage, or disposal of Hazardous Substances.
 
2.22        Insurance. Section 2.22 of the Disclosure Schedules contains an accurate list of all insurance policies currently maintained by the Company. There are currently no claims pending against the Company under any insurance policies currently in effect and covering the property, business or employees of the Company, and all premiums due and payable with respect to the policies maintained by the Company have been paid to date. To the Company’s knowledge, there is no threatened termination of any such policies or arrangements. The Company has in full force and effect: (a) fire and casualty insurance policies with extended coverage, sufficient in amount (subject to reasonable deductions) to allow it to replace any of its properties that might be damaged or destroyed; and (b) such other insurance policies as are customarily obtained by businesses in the Company’s industry with coverage amounts that are reasonable given the size and scope of the Company’s business.
 
2.23        Disclosure. The Company has made available to the Purchaser all the information reasonably available to the Company that the Purchaser has requested for deciding whether to acquire the Units. No representation or warranty of the Company contained in this Agreement, as qualified by the Disclosure Schedule, and no certificate furnished or to be furnished to Purchaser at the Closing contains any untrue statement of a material fact or, to the Company’s knowledge, omits to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statements contained herein or therein not misleading in light of the circumstances under which they were made.
 
3.          Representations and Warranties of the Purchaser. The Purchaser hereby represents and warrants to the Company that:
 
3.1          Authorization. The Purchaser has full power and authority to enter into the Transaction Agreements. The Transaction Agreements to which the Purchaser is a party, when executed and delivered by the Purchaser, will constitute valid and legally binding obligations of the Purchaser, enforceable in accordance with their terms, except (a) as limited by applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium, fraudulent conveyance and any other laws of general application affecting enforcement of creditors’ rights generally, and as limited by laws relating to the availability of specific performance, injunctive relief or other equitable remedies, or (b) to the extent any indemnification provisions contained in the Amended Operating Agreement may be limited by applicable federal or state securities laws. The execution, delivery and performance by Purchaser of the Transaction Agreements to which it is a party and the consummation by Purchaser of the transactions contemplated hereby and thereby have been duly authorized by all requisite corporate action on the part of Purchaser and no other corporate proceedings on the part of Purchaser are necessary to authorize the execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement or to consummate the Transaction and the other transactions contemplated hereby and thereby.
 
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3.2          No Conflicts; Consents. The execution, delivery and performance by Purchaser of the Transaction Agreements to which it is a party, and the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby and thereby, do not and will not: (a) conflict with or result in a violation or breach of, or default under, any provision of the certificate of incorporation, by-laws or other organizational documents of Purchaser; (b) conflict with or result in a violation or breach of any provision of any applicable law applicable to Purchaser; or (c) require the consent, notice or other action by any party under any contract to which Purchaser is a party. No consent, approval, permit, governmental order, declaration or filing with, or notice to, any governmental authority is required by or with respect to Purchaser in connection with the execution, delivery and performance of the Transaction Documents and the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby and thereby.

3.3          Purchase Entirely for Own Account. This Agreement is made with the Purchaser in reliance upon the Purchaser’s representation to the Company, which by the Purchaser’s execution of this Agreement, the Purchaser hereby confirms, that the Units to be acquired by the Purchaser will be acquired for investment for the Purchaser’s own account, not as a nominee or agent, and not with a view to the resale or distribution of any part thereof, and that the Purchaser has no present intention of selling, granting any participation in, or otherwise distributing the same. By executing this Agreement, the Purchaser further represents that the Purchaser does not presently have any contract, undertaking, agreement or arrangement with any Person to sell, transfer or grant participations to such Person or to any third Person, with respect to any of the Units. The Purchaser has not been formed for the specific purpose of acquiring the Units.

3.4          Disclosure of Information. The Purchaser has had an opportunity to discuss the Company’s business, management, financial affairs and the terms and conditions of the offering of the Units with the Company’s management and has had an opportunity to review the Company’s facilities. The foregoing, however, does not limit or modify the representations and warranties of the Company in Section 1.3(m) of this Agreement or the right of the Purchaser to rely thereon.

3.5          Restricted Securities. The Purchaser understands that the Units have not been, and will not be, registered under the Securities Act, by reason of a specific exemption from the registration provisions of the Securities Act which depends upon, among other things, the bona fide nature of the investment intent and the accuracy of the Purchaser’s representations as expressed herein. The Purchaser understands that the Units are “restricted securities” under applicable U.S. federal and state securities laws and that, pursuant to these laws, the Purchaser must hold the Units indefinitely unless they are registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission and qualified by state authorities, or an exemption from such registration and qualification requirements is available. The Purchaser acknowledges that the Company has no obligation to register or qualify the Units for resale except as set forth in the Operating Agreement. The Purchaser further acknowledges that if an exemption from registration or qualification is available, it may be conditioned on various requirements including, but not limited to, the time and manner of sale, the holding period for the Units, and on requirements relating to the Company which are outside of the Purchaser’s control, and which the Company is under no obligation and may not be able to satisfy.
 
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3.6          No Public Market. The Purchaser understands that no public market now exists for the Units, and that the Company has made no assurances that a public market will ever exist for the Units.
 
3.7          Legends. The Purchaser understands that the Units and any securities issued in respect of or exchange for the Units, may be notated with one or all of the following legends:

(a)         “THE UNITS REPRESENTED HEREBY HAVE NOT BEEN REGISTERED UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AND HAVE BEEN ACQUIRED FOR INVESTMENT AND NOT WITH A VIEW TO, OR IN CONNECTION WITH, THE SALE OR DISTRIBUTION THEREOF. NO SUCH TRANSFER MAY BE EFFECTED WITHOUT AN EFFECTIVE REGISTRATION STATEMENT RELATED THERETO OR AN OPINION OF COUNSEL OR OTHER EVIDENCE IN A FORM SATISFACTORY TO THE COMPANY THAT SUCH REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933.”
 
(b)         Any legend set forth in, or required by, the other Transaction Agreements.

(c)         Any legend required by the securities laws of any state to the extent such laws are applicable to the Units represented by the certificate, instrument, or book entry so legended.

3.8          Sophisticated Purchaser. The Purchaser has such knowledge and experience in financial and business matters that it is capable of evaluating the merits and risks of the prospective investment in the Company.
 
3.9          Residence. The office or offices of the Purchaser in which its principal place of business is identified in the address of the Purchaser set forth on the signature page.

4.          Conditions to the Purchaser’s Obligations at Closing. The obligations of the Purchaser to purchase Units at the Closing are subject to the fulfillment (except as otherwise indicated below) of each of the following conditions, unless otherwise waived:
 
4.1          Representations and Warranties. The representations and warranties of the Company contained in Section 1.3(m) shall be true and correct in all respects as of Closing.

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4.2          Performance. The Company shall have performed and complied with all covenants, agreements, obligations and conditions contained in this Agreement that are required to be performed or complied with by the Company on or before Closing.

4.3          Qualifications. All authorizations, approvals or permits, if any, of any governmental authority or regulatory body of the United States or of any state that are required in connection with the lawful issuance and sale of the Units pursuant to this Agreement shall be obtained and effective as of Closing.
 
4.4          Operating Agreement.  The Company shall have adopted, executed and delivered the Amended Operating Agreement.

4.5          Secretary’s Certificate. With respect to the Closing only, the Secretary of the Company shall have delivered to the Purchaser a certificate certifying (i) the Certificate of the Company; (ii) the Amended Operating Agreement, and (iii) resolutions of the Board of Directors of the Company approving the Certificate, the Transaction Agreements and the transactions contemplated under the Transaction Agreements.
 
4.6          Proceedings and Documents. All proceedings in connection with the transactions contemplated at the Closing and all documents incident thereto shall be reasonably satisfactory in form and substance to the Purchaser, and the Purchaser (or its counsel) shall have received all such counterpart original and certified or other copies of such documents as reasonably requested.  Such documents may include good standing certificates.

5.          Conditions of the Company’s Obligations at Closing. The obligations of the Company to sell Units to the Purchaser at the Closing are subject to the fulfillment, on or before the Closing, of each of the following conditions, unless otherwise waived:
 
5.1          Representations and Warranties. The representations and warranties of the Purchaser contained in Section 3 shall be true and correct in all respects.

5.2          Performance. The Purchaser shall have performed and complied with all covenants, agreements, obligations and conditions contained in this Agreement that are required to be performed or complied with by them on or before such Closing.

5.3          Qualifications. All authorizations, approvals or permits, if any, of any governmental authority or regulatory body of the United States or of any state that are required in connection with the lawful issuance and sale of the Units pursuant to this Agreement shall be obtained and effective as of the Closing.

5.4          Operating Agreement. The Purchaser shall have executed and delivered the Amended Operating Agreement.
 
5.5          Pledge Agreement. The Purchaser shall have executed that certain Pledge Agreement in favor of GB ENCORE LENDER I, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company substantially in the form attached as Exhibit C.

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6.           Covenants.
 
6.1         Preemptive Right.
 
(a)         The Company hereby grants to Purchaser a preemptive right to purchase its pro rata share of any Units which the Company may, from time to time, propose to sell and issue, subject to the terms and conditions set forth below. The pro rata share of the Purchaser, shall be based on the Purchaser’s percentage interest of issued and outstanding Units of the Company.

(b)          In the event the Company intends to issue Units, it shall give Purchaser written notice of such intention, describing the price thereof and the general terms and conditions upon which the Company proposes to affect such issuance. Purchaser shall have fifteen (15) days from the date of any such notice to agree to purchase all or part of its pro rata share of such Units for the price and upon the general terms and conditions specified in the Company’s notice by giving written notice to the Company stating the quantity of Units to be so purchased.
 
(c)          In the event Purchaser fails to exercise the foregoing preemptive right with respect to any Units within such 15-day period, the Company may within one hundred twenty (120) days thereafter sell any or all of such Units not agreed to be purchased by the Purchaser, at a price and upon general terms no more favorable to the purchasers thereof than specified in the notice given to Purchaser pursuant to paragraph 6.2 above. In the event the Company has not sold such Units within such 120-day period, the Company shall not thereafter issue or sell any Units without first offering such Units to the Purchaser in the manner provided above.
 
6.2         Right of First Offer.
 
(a)         During the period commencing on the date of Closing and ending on the sixth (6th) anniversary of the date of Closing (the “ROFO Term”), if the Company serves as the provider of engineering, procurement and construction services for a solar photovoltaic, battery storage or electric vehicle charging project, the Company shall first offer (the “Offer”) to Purchaser the opportunity to provide installation services for such project (the “iSun Services”) provided that Purchaser is equally or better qualified to provide such iSun Services as compared to similarly situated market participants.
 
(b)          Following receipt of notice of the Offer, Purchaser shall have fifteen (15) days to deliver notice to the Company that it desires to accept the Offer. If Purchaser fails to respond within said fifteen-day period, or if Purchaser notifies Company that it elects to not accept the Offer, the right first offer shall automatically be terminated with respect to that project.
 
(c)          Purchaser shall provide the iSun Services at preferred partner rates meaning rates that are no less favorable than Purchaser provides to Purchaser’s customers for similarly sized solar photovoltaic, battery storage, or electric vehicle charging projects. The Parties will use reasonable best efforts to agree on extended payment terms that are intended to reduce Company’s cost of capital associated with its working capital requirements.

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6.3         Fees. At Closing, Company shall reimburse Purchaser for all fees and out- of-pocket expenses of legal counsel to Purchaser associated with the transaction contemplated by this Agreement, up to a cap of $20,000.

7.          Miscellaneous.

7.1       Survival of Warranties. Unless otherwise set forth in this Agreement, the representations and warranties of the Company and the Purchaser set forth contained in or made pursuant to this Agreement shall survive the execution and delivery of this Agreement.

7.2          Indemnification. From and after the Closing, the Company shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Purchaser from and against any and all claims, costs, actions, liabilities, losses, fines, penalties, charges, and expenses (including without limitation attorneys’ fees and costs) to the extent directly or indirectly related to or arising from the breach of any representation, warranty, or covenant contained in the Transaction Documents. For purposes of determining the amount of any indemnification claim pursuant to this Section 6.2, all qualifications as to materiality, including without limitation each reference to “Material Adverse Effect”, shall be deemed deleted from the representation, warranty, or covenant. The obligations set forth in this Section 6.2 shall survive execution and delivery of this Agreement.
 
7.3          Public Announcements. Unless otherwise required by applicable Law (based upon the reasonable advice of counsel), no party to this Agreement shall make any public announcements in respect of this Agreement or the transactions contemplated hereby or otherwise communicate with any news media without the prior written consent of the other party (which consent shall not be unreasonably conditioned, withheld or delayed), and the parties shall cooperate as to the timing and contents of any such announcement.
 
7.4          Successors and Assigns. The terms and conditions of this Agreement shall inure to the benefit of and be binding upon the respective successors and assigns of the parties. Nothing in this Agreement, express or implied, is intended to confer upon any party other than the parties or their respective successors and assigns any rights, remedies, obligations or liabilities under or by reason of this Agreement, except as expressly provided in this Agreement.
 
7.5          Governing Law. This Agreement shall be governed by the internal law of the State of Vermont, regardless of the laws that might otherwise govern under applicable principles of conflicts of law.
 
7.6          Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original, and which together shall constitute one and the same instrument. Counterparts may be delivered electronically (including any electronic signature complying with the U.S. federal ESIGN Act of 2000) or other transmission method and any counterpart so delivered shall be deemed to have been duly and validly delivered and be valid and effective for all purposes.

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7.7          Titles and Subtitles. The titles and subtitles used in this Agreement are used for convenience only and are not to be considered in construing or interpreting this Agreement.

7.8          Notices. All notices and other communications given or made pursuant to this Agreement shall be in writing and shall be deemed effectively given upon the earlier of actual receipt, or (a) personal delivery to the party to be notified, (b) when sent, if sent by email or facsimile during normal business hours of the recipient, and if not sent during normal business hours, then on the recipient’s next business day, (c) 5 days after having been sent by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, postage prepaid, or (d) 1 business day after deposit with a nationally recognized overnight courier, freight prepaid, specifying next business day delivery, with written verification of receipt. All communications shall be sent to the respective parties at their address as set forth on the signature page, or to such email address, facsimile number or address as subsequently modified by written notice given in accordance with this Subsection 7.8. If notice is given to the Purchaser, a copy shall also be sent to H. Kenneth Merritt, Jr., Esq., Merritt & Merritt, 60 Lake Street 2nd Floor, PO Box 5839, Burlington, VT 05402, and if notice is given to the Company, a copy shall also be given to David R. Gurtman, Esq., Dinse, 209 Battery Street, Burlington, VT 05401.
 
7.9          No Finder’s Fees. Except for fees owed by Company to IronOak Energy Capital each party represents that it neither is nor will be obligated for any finder’s fee or commission in connection with this transaction. The Purchaser agrees to indemnify and to hold harmless the Company from any liability for any commission or compensation in the nature of a finder’s or broker’s fee arising out of this transaction (and the costs and expenses of defending against such liability or asserted liability) for which the Purchaser or any of its officers, employees or representatives is responsible. The Company agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Purchaser from any liability for any commission or compensation in the nature of a finder’s or broker’s fee arising out of this transaction (and the costs and expenses of defending against such liability or asserted liability) for which the Company or any of its officers, employees or representatives is responsible.
 
(a)          Amendments and Waivers. This Agreement may be amended, terminated or waived only with the written consent of the Company and the Purchaser. Any amendment or waiver effected in accordance with this Subsection 7.9(a) shall be binding upon each transferee of the Units, each future holder of all such securities, and the Company.
 
(b)         Severability. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision shall in no way affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision.
 
(c)          Delays or Omissions. No delay or omission to exercise any right, power or remedy accruing to any party under this Agreement, upon any breach or default of any other party under this Agreement, shall impair any such right, power or remedy of such non- breaching or non-defaulting party nor shall it be construed to be a waiver of any such breach or default, or an acquiescence therein, or of or in any similar breach or default thereafter occurring; nor shall any waiver of any single breach or default be deemed a waiver of any other breach or default. Any waiver, permit, consent or approval of any kind or character on the part of any party of any breach or default under this Agreement, or any waiver on the part of any party of any provisions or conditions of this Agreement, must be in writing and shall be effective only to the extent specifically set forth in such writing. All remedies, either under this Agreement or by law or otherwise afforded to any party, shall be cumulative and not alternative.
 
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(d)         Entire Agreement. This Agreement (including Exhibits) and the other Transaction Agreements constitute the full and entire understanding and agreement between the parties with respect to this subject matter, and any other written or oral agreement relating to this subject matter existing between the parties is expressly canceled.
 
(e)          Dispute Resolution. The parties (a) irrevocably and unconditionally submit to the jurisdiction of the state courts of Vermont and to the jurisdiction of the United States District Court for the District of Vermont for the purpose of any suit, action or other proceeding arising out of or based upon this Agreement, (b) agree not to commence any suit, action or other proceeding arising out of or based upon this Agreement except in the state courts of Vermont or the United States District Court for the District of Vermont, and (c) waive, and agree not to assert, by way of motion, as a defense, or otherwise, in any such suit, action or proceeding, any claim that it is not subject personally to the jurisdiction of the above-named courts, that its property is exempt or immune from attachment or execution, that the suit, action or proceeding is brought in an inconvenient forum, that the venue of the suit, action or proceeding is improper or that this Agreement or this subject matter may not be enforced in or by such court.
 
WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL: EACH PARTY HEREBY WAIVES ITS RIGHTS TO A JURY TRIAL OF ANY CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION BASED UPON OR ARISING OUT OF THIS AGREEMENT, THE OTHER TRANSACTION DOCUMENTS, THE SECURITIES OR THE SUBJECT MATTER HEREOF OR THEREOF. THE SCOPE OF THIS WAIVER IS INTENDED TO BE ALL-ENCOMPASSING OF ANY AND ALL DISPUTES THAT MAY BE FILED IN ANY COURT AND THAT RELATE TO THE SUBJECT MATTER OF THIS TRANSACTION, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, CONTRACT CLAIMS, TORT CLAIMS (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), BREACH OF DUTY CLAIMS, AND ALL OTHER COMMON LAW AND STATUTORY CLAIMS. THIS SECTION HAS BEEN FULLY DISCUSSED BY EACH OF THE PARTIES AND THESE PROVISIONS WILL NOT BE SUBJECT TO ANY EXCEPTIONS. EACH PARTY FURTHER WARRANTS AND REPRESENTS THAT SUCH PARTY HAS REVIEWED THIS WAIVER WITH ITS LEGAL COUNSEL, AND THAT SUCH PARTY KNOWINGLY AND VOLUNTARILY WAIVES ITS JURY TRIAL RIGHTS FOLLOWING CONSULTATION WITH LEGAL COUNSEL
 
The prevailing party shall be entitled to reasonable attorney’s fees, costs, and necessary disbursements in addition to any other relief to which such party may be entitled. Each of the parties to this Agreement consents to personal jurisdiction for any equitable action sought in the U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont or any court of the State of Vermont having subject matter jurisdiction.

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The parties have executed this Membership Unit Purchase Agreement as of the date first written above.
 
 
COMPANY:
   
 
ENCORE REDEVELOPMENT, LLC
   
  By:
 
   
Chad Farrell, CEO

 
Address:
   
 
110 Main Street, Suite 2C
  Burlington, VT 05401

 
PURCHASER:
   
 
iSUN, INC.
   
 
By:
/s/ Jeffrey Peck  
    Jeffrey Peck, CEO

 
Address:
   
 
400 Avenue D, Suite 10
 
Williston, VT 05495


The parties have executed this Membership Unit Purchase Agreement as of the date first written above.

 
COMPANY:
   
 
ENCORE REDEVELOPMENT, LLC
 

 
By:
/s/ Chad Farrell  
    Chad Farrell, CEO 

 
Address:
   
 
110 Main Street, Suite 2C
  Burlington, VT 05401

 
PURCHASER:
   
 
iSUN, INC.
   
 
By:

 
    Jeffrey Peck, CEO  

 
Address:
   
 
400 Avenue D, Suite 10
 
Williston, VT 05495




Exhibit 10.2

Sixth Amended and Restated

Operating Agreement

of

Encore Redevelopment, LLC

a Vermont Limited Liability Company


TABLE OF CONTENTS

     
Page
       
Article I. ORGANIZATION AND POWERS
1
 
1.1
Organization.
1
 
1.2
Purpose and Powers.
1
 
1.3
Principal Place of Business.
2
 
1.4
Fiscal Year.
2
 
1.5
Qualification in Other Jurisdictions.
2
 
1.6
Tax Status.
2
Article II. MEMBERS; CAPITAL STRUCTURE
2
 
2.1
Members.
2
 
2.2
Compliance with Securities Laws and Other Laws and Obligations.
2
 
2.3
Meetings of the Members
3
 
2.4
Voting.
3
 
2.5
Limitation of Liability of Members.
3
 
2.6
Authority.
4
 
2.7
No Right to Withdraw.
4
 
2.8
Rights to Information.
4
 
2.9
Confidential Information.
5
 
2.10
Units.
5
Article III. BOARD OF DIRECTORS; CERTAIN GOVERNANCE MATTERS
7
 
3.1
Board of Directors.
7
 
3.2
Initial Composition of the Board.
7
 
3.3
Election of the Board.
8


 
3.4
Powers and Duties of the Directors.
8
 
3.5
Actions Requiring Member Consent.
9
 
3.6
Committees of the Board of Directors.
10
 
3.7
Reliance by Third Parties.
10
 
3.8
Board Voting Rights; Meetings; Quorum.
10
 
3.9
Actions of the Board of Directors and Committees.
11
 
3.10
Compensation of Directors.
11
 
3.11
Transaction with Interested Persons.
11
 
3.12
Limitation of Liability of Directors.
12
 
3.13
Confidentiality Agreement.
12
 
3.14
Benefit Company.
12
Article IV. OFFICERS
13
 
4.1
Enumeration.
13
 
4.2
Election.
14
 
4.3
Qualification.
14
 
4.4
Tenure.
14
 
4.5
Removal.
14
 
4.6
Vacancies.
14
 
4.7
President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer.
14
 
4.8
Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Treasurers.
14
 
4.9
Secretary and Assistant Secretaries.
15
 
4.10
Other Powers and Duties.
15
 
4.11
Confidentiality Agreement.
15
 
4.12
Compensation of Officers.
15
Article V. INDEMNIFICATION
15


 
5.1
Right to Indemnification.
15
 
5.2
Award of Indemnification.
15
 
5.3
Successful Defense.
15
 
5.4
Advance Payments.
16
 
5.5
Definitions.
16
 
5.6
Insurance.
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5.7
Heirs and Personal Representatives.
19
 
5.8
Non-Exclusivity.
19
 
5.9
Amendment.
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Article VI. CAPITAL CONTRIBUTIONS
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6.1
Contributions of Capital; Units.
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6.2
Additional Capital Contributions.
19
 
6.3
Capital Accounts.
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Article VII. ALLOCATIONS OF PROFITS, LOSSES, ETC.
20
 
7.1
Allocations Generally.
20
 
7.2
Tax Allocations.
20
 
7.3
Special Allocations, Tax Elections and Tax Matters.
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7.4
Allocations in Respect of Incentive Units.
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Article VIII. DISTRIBUTIONS
22
 
8.1
Distributions Generally, Operating Distributions.
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8.2
Capital Transaction Distributions.
22
 
8.3
Tax Distributions.
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8.4
Liquidating Distributions.
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8.5
Limitations on Distributions.
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8.6
In-Kind Distributions.
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Article IX. TAX MATTERS AND REPORTS; ACCOUNTING
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9.1
Tax Reports to Current and Former Members.
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9.2
Accounting Records.
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9.3
Tax Accounting Method.
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Article X. RESTRICTIONS ON TRANSFER; RIGHTS OF FIRST REFUSAL; CO-SALE RIGHTS AND DRAG ALONG RIGHTS
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10.1
Prohibited Transfers.
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10.2
Effective Date and Requirements of Transfer.
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10.3
Right of First Refusal.
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10.4
Right of Co-Sale.
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10.5
Drag-Along Right.
30
 
10.6
Substitution of Members.
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10.7
Right to Restructure.
31
 
10.8
Founding Member.
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Article XI. DISSOLUTION, LIQUIDATION, AND TERMINATION; DISSOCIATION
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11.1
Dissolution.
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11.2
Liquidating Distributions.
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11.3
Orderly Winding Up.
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Article XII. DEFINITIONS
33
 
12.1
Terms Defined Elsewhere in the Agreement.
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12.2
Other Definitions.
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Article XIII. GENERAL PROVISIONS
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13.1
Offset.
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13.2
Notices.
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13.3
Entire Agreement.
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13.4
Consent to Jurisdiction.
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13.5
Amendment or Modification.
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13.6
Binding Effect.
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13.7
Governing Law; Severability.
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13.8
Waiver of Certain Rights.
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13.9
No Right to Continued Service.
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13.10
Interpretation.
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13.11
Agreement Drafted by Company’s Attorney.
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SIXTH AMENDED AND RESTATED
OPERATING AGREEMENT OF
ENCORE REDEVELOPMENT LLC

This Sixth Amended and Restated Operating Agreement (the “Agreement”) of Encore Redevelopment  LLC, a Vermont limited liability company (the “Company”), is made as of the 24th day of November, 2021, by and among the Persons identified as the Members on Schedule A hereto (each a “Member” and, collectively, the “Members”), and such other Persons who may, or have, become Members or Assignees (as defined herein) from time to time under the terms of this Agreement. Certain capitalized terms used in this Agreement are defined in Section 12.02 below.

WHEREAS, the Company was formed as a limited liability company under Chapter 25 of Title 11, et seq., of the Vermont Limited Liability Company Act (the “Act”), by the filing of the articles of organization (the “Articles of Organization”) with the office of the Secretary of State of Vermont (the “Secretary of State”) on August 6, 2007; and

WHEREAS, the Members entered into the First Amended and Restated Operating Agreement dated September 28, 2016 (the “First Amended and Restated Operating Agreement”), the Second Amended and Restated Operating Agreement dated December 30, 2016, the Third Amended and Restated Operating Agreement dated February 13, 2020, Fourth Amended and Restated Operating Agreement dated October 30, 2020, and the Fifth Amended and Restated Operating Agreement dated July 29, 2021 and now desire to amend and restate the Fifth Amended and Restated Operating Agreement in its entirety as set forth herein;

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises, representations and warranties and the mutual covenants and agreements herein contained, and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the Members hereby agree as follows:
 
ARTICLE I
ORGANIZATION AND POWERS
 
1.1         Organization. The Company has been formed by the filing of its Articles of Organization with the Vermont Secretary of State pursuant to the Act. The Articles of Organization may be amended or restated with respect to the address of the designated office of the Company, the name and address of its registered agent in Vermont or to make corrections required by the Act as provided in the Act. Other additions to or amendments of the Articles of Organization shall be authorized by the Members as provided in Section 13.5. The Articles of Organization as so amended from time to time, is referred to herein as the “Articles.” The Board of Directors shall deliver a copy of the Articles and any amendment thereto to any Member if he so requests.
 
1.2         Purpose and Powers. The principal business activity and purpose of the Company shall be to engage in renewable energy project development, construction, finance and consulting, and to engage in any and all other activities as permitted under the Act. The purpose of the Company shall include creating a material positive impact on society and the environment, taken as a whole. The business and purposes of the Company, however, shall not be limited to its initial principal business activity, and if the Board of Directors otherwise determines, it shall have authority to engage in any other lawful business, purpose or activity permitted by the Act and shall possess and may exercise all of the powers and privileges granted by the Act or which may be exercised by any other person, together with any powers incidental thereto, so far as such powers or privileges are necessary or convenient to the conduct, promotion or attainment of the business, purposes or activities of the Company.
 
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1.3          Principal Place of Business.  The principal office and place of business of the Company shall be 110 Main Street, Burlington, Vermont 05401. The Company may locate its place of business at any other place or places as the Board of Directors may, from time to time, deem advisable.
 
1.4          Fiscal Year. Except as may otherwise be required by the federal tax laws, the fiscal year of the Company for both financial and tax reporting purposes shall end on December 31st (the “Fiscal Year”).
 
1.5         Qualification in Other Jurisdictions. The Board of Directors shall cause the Company to be qualified or registered under applicable laws of any jurisdiction in which the Company owns property or engages in activities and shall be authorized to execute, deliver and file any certificates and documents necessary to effect such qualification or registration, including, without limitation, the appointment of agents for service of process in such jurisdictions, if such qualification or registration is necessary or desirable to permit the Company to own property and engage in the Company’s business in such jurisdictions.
 
1.6          Tax Status. The Company is intended to be classified as a partnership for federal and state income tax purposes. This classification for tax purposes shall not create or imply a general partnership, limited partnership or joint venture for state law or any other purpose.
 
ARTICLE II
MEMBERS; CAPITAL STRUCTURE
 
2.1          Members. The Members of the Company shall be the Persons identified on Schedule A hereto, as may be amended from time to time. The Company shall from time to time update and maintain Schedule A hereto in accordance with the provisions hereof and shall make a copy thereof available to any Member upon written request to the Board of Directors. The Members shall have only such rights with respect to the Company as specifically provided in this Agreement and as required by non-waivable provisions of the Act.
 
2.2         Compliance with Securities Laws and Other Laws and Obligations. Each Member hereby represents and warrants to the Company and acknowledges that (a) it has such knowledge and experience in financial and business matters that it is capable of evaluating the merits and risks of an investment in the Company and making an informed investment decision with respect thereto, (b) it is able to bear the economic and financial risk of an investment in the Company for an indefinite period of time and understands that the Member has no right to withdraw and have its Units repurchased by the Company, (c) it is acquiring Units in the Company for investment only and not with a view to, or for resale in connection with, any distribution to the public or public offering thereof, (d) unless the Member holds only Incentive Units, the Member is an “accredited investor” as defined in Rule 501 under the Securities Act of 1933, (e) it understands that the Units in the Company have not been registered under the securities laws of any jurisdiction and cannot be disposed of unless they are subsequently registered and/or qualified under applicable securities laws, or in accordance with an applicable exemption there from, and the provisions of this Agreement have been complied with, and (f) the execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement do not require it to obtain any consent or approval that has not been obtained and do not contravene or result in a default under any provision of any existing law or regulation applicable to it, any provision of its charter, by-laws or other governing documents (if applicable) or any agreement or instrument to which it is a party or by which it is bound.
 
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2.3          Meetings of the Members
 
(a)          The Members may hold meetings at such time and place and using such procedures as the Board of Directors may reasonably determine from time to time. Meeting of the Members may be called at any time by any Major Member upon twenty-four (24) hours written or electronic mail notice. Notice of any such meeting shall be waived by any Member upon either the signing of a written waiver thereof or presence at a meeting by such Member as provided herein; provided, that a Majority Interest may waive any such notice and such waiver shall be binding on all Members.
 
(b)          At any meeting of the Members, the Members representing a Majority Interest shall constitute a quorum. Less than a quorum may adjourn any meeting from time to time and the meeting may be held as adjourned without further notice upon reaching a quorum.
 
(c)          Any action required or permitted to be taken at any meeting of the Members may be taken without a meeting and without any notice to the Members upon the written consent of Majority Interest of the Members. The Secretary of the Company shall provide prompt notice to the other Members of any action so taken.
 
(d)         Notwithstanding the foregoing, (i) no meeting of the Members shall be effective unless notice thereof and opportunity to participate as an observer has been given to Lender, and (ii) no notice pursuant to this Section 2.3 shall be effective unless such notice has been given to Lender. Lender may participate as an observer at all meetings of the Members.
 
2.4          Voting. Any action to be taken by the members shall require the affirmative vote of a Majority Interest of the Members.
 
2.5          Limitation of Liability of Members. Except as otherwise provided in the Act, no Member shall be obligated personally for any debt, obligation or liability of the Company, whether arising in contract, tort or otherwise, solely by reason of being a Member of the Company. Except as otherwise provided in the Act, by law or expressly in this Agreement or by another writing signed by a Member, such Member shall have no fiduciary or other duty with respect to the business and affairs of the Company, and such Member shall not be liable to the Company for acting in good faith reliance upon the provisions of this Agreement. No Member shall have any obligation to contribute to, or in respect of, the liabilities or obligations of the Company or return distributions made by the Company except as required by the Act or other applicable law. The failure of the Company to observe any formalities or requirements relating to the exercise of its powers or the management of its business or affairs under this Agreement or the Act shall not be grounds for making its Members (including, without limitation, the Partnership Representative) responsible for the liabilities of the Company.
 
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2.6         Authority. Unless specifically authorized by this Agreement or by the Board of Directors, no Member shall be an agent of the Company or have any right, power or authority to act for or to bind the Company, or to undertake or assume any obligation or responsibility of the Company or any other Member.
 
2.7         No Right to Withdraw. Except in connection with a Permitted Transfer in accordance with the applicable terms of this Agreement, no Member shall have any right to resign, withdraw or dissociate from the Company without the consent of the Board of Directors. No Member shall have any right to receive any distribution or the repayment of its Capital Contribution, except as provided in Articles VIII and XI, upon dissolution and liquidation of the Company. No interest or other compensation shall be paid on or with respect to the Capital Contribution of any of the Members, except as expressly provided herein. No Member shall have any right to have the fair value of its interest in the Company appraised and paid out upon its resignation, withdrawal or dissociation. Any Member retiring or withdrawing in contravention of this Section 2.7 shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Company and all other Members (other than a Member who is, at the time of such withdrawal or dissociation, in default under this Agreement) from and against any losses, expenses, judgments, fines, settlements or damages suffered or incurred by the Company or any such other Member arising out of or resulting from such retirement, withdrawal or dissociation. The Units of any Member attempting to wrongfully withdraw or retire shall continue and such Member shall be treated as an Assignee from the time of the attempt. Any Member who is treated as an Assignee pursuant to this Section shall not be entitled to receive any distributions (liquidating or otherwise) with respect to that Assignee's Interest except as provided in this Agreement.
 
2.8         Rights to Information. The Board of Directors shall, upon reasonable demand for any purpose reasonably related to the Member's interest as a Member (except as indicated), provide a Member with (1) information regarding the status of the business and financial affairs of the Company; (2) a copy of the Company's Articles of Organization and this Agreement; (3) information regarding the amount of cash and a description and statement of the agreed value of any other property or services contributed by each Member, the property and services that each Member agreed to contribute in the future, and the date on which each became a Member; and (4) such other information regarding the affairs of the Company as is just and reasonable. Further, without request, the Board of Directors shall provide the Members the following documents: (1) an annual financial statement as of the end of the Fiscal Year; and (2) promptly after becoming available, a copy of the Company's federal and state income tax return for each Fiscal Year. Access to information about the Company may be made subject to any reasonable conditions and standards established by the Board of Directors, as permitted by the Act, which may include, but is not limited to, withholding of, or restrictions on, the use of Confidential Information.
 
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2.9         Confidential Information.
 
(a)          The Company and each Member shall not use or disclose to others any Confidential Information received from the Company or from any other Member for any purpose other than for the benefit of the Company, as determined by the Board of Directors, or as required by law or order of court, government authority, or arbitrator. The restrictions imposed by this Section 2.9 shall continue to apply to a former Member, notwithstanding such Member’s withdrawal or dissociation from the Company or Transfer of its Units. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the restrictions on disclosure set forth in this Section 2.9 shall not apply to any Confidential Information to the extent that such information can be shown to have been: (i) generally available to the public other than as a result of a breach of the provisions of this Agreement; already in the possession of the receiving Person, without any restriction on disclosure, prior to any disclosure of such information to the receiving Person by or on behalf of the Company or any Member pursuant to the terms of this Agreement or otherwise; (ii) lawfully disclosed, without any restriction on additional disclosure, to the receiving Person by a third party who is free lawfully to disclose the same; or (iii) independently developed by the receiving Person without use of any Confidential Information. Notwithstanding the foregoing, to the extent of any conflict between any agreement containing confidentiality obligations that a Member has executed with the Company in his capacity as a Director, officer, employee, consultant or other service provider to the Company (a “Service Provider NDA”) and this Agreement, the provisions of the applicable Service Provider NDA shall control.
 
(b)          The Company and each Member shall use reasonable efforts not to disclose the names of any Member except as required by law or order of any court or governmental authority or any arbitration order (in which case, after giving reasonable notice thereof to any such Affiliate to allow such Person the opportunity to oppose such disclosure).
 
2.10       Units.
 
(a)          All interests of Members in distributions and other amounts specified herein shall be represented by their units of membership interests in the Company (each a “Unit” and, collectively, the “Units”). The Company may issue fractional Units. Except as otherwise provided herein, each Unit shall carry the right to cast one vote per Unit on any matter to be approved by the Members.
 
(b)         The Board of Directors hereby specifies, acknowledges and agrees that all Units are securities governed by Article 8 and all other provisions of the Uniform Commercial Code as adopted and amended in the State of Vermont (the “UCC”) and, pursuant to the terms of Section 8-103 of the UCC, such interests shall be “securities” for all purposes under such Article 8 and under all other provisions of the UCC. Each Unit shall be evidenced by a certificate substantially in the form attached hereto as Exhibit A and bearing a legend substantially similar to the following:
 
“The limited liability company membership interest in the Company shall constitute a “security” within the meaning of, and be governed by, Article 8 of the Uniform Commercial Code, including Section 8-102(a)(15) and Section 8-103(c) thereof.
 
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THIS SECURITY HAS NOT BEEN REGISTERED UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933 (THE “SECURITIES ACT”), AND MAY NOT BE OFFERED OR SOLD, UNLESS IT HAS BEEN REGISTERED UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OR UNLESS AN EXEMPTION FROM REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE (AND, IN SUCH CASE, AN OPINION OF COUNSEL REASONABLY SATISFACTORY TO THE COMPANY MAY BE REQUIRED TO THE EFFECT THAT SUCH OFFER OR SALE IS NOT REQUIRED TO BE REGISTERED UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT). THIS SECURITY IS SUBJECT TO CERTAIN RESTRICTIONS ON TRANSFER AND OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET FORTH IN THE OPERATING AGREEMENT OF THE COMPANY (AS MAY BE AMENDED AND/OR RESTATED FROM TIME TO TIME), A COPY OF WHICH MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE COMPANY AT ITS PRINCIPAL EXECUTIVE OFFICES.”
 
Upon the surrender to the Company of a certificate evidencing a Unit duly endorsed or accompanied by proper evidence of succession, assignment or authority to transfer, the Company shall issue a new certificate to the person or entity entitled thereto, cancel the old certificate and record the transaction upon its books.
 
(c)          There are hereby established and authorized for issuance by the Company 1,972,278 Units, of which 792,980 are designated Incentive Units (the “Incentive Units”). The Company is specifically authorized to issue Incentive Units under a Plan (if any), each issuance of which shall be in accordance with the Plan and this Agreement, for such consideration as the Board of Directors may deem appropriate. All Incentive Units may be issued subject to vesting, forfeiture and repurchase pursuant to separate agreements (each, a “Vesting Agreement”), the provisions of which may be determined, altered or waived in the sole discretion of the Board of Directors. Incentive Units shall have no voting rights associated therewith provided, however that the Incentive Units held by PBS Renewable Energy, LLC shall have voting rights.
 
(d)          In connection with the issuance of Incentive Units, the Board of Directors shall set a strike price with respect to such Incentive Units (the “Strike Price”). The Strike Price with respect to each Incentive Unit will generally be equal to the amount that would be distributed with respect to a Unit that has a Strike Price of $0 if, on the date of issuance of such Unit, the Company sold its assets for their fair market value, satisfied its liabilities and distributed the net proceeds to the holders of Units in liquidation of the Company. The Board of Directors may adjust the Strike Price as appropriate to reflect the consideration, if any, paid in connection with any issuance of Incentive Units. The determination of the Board of Directors of the Strike Price shall be final, conclusive and binding on all Members, even if the Strike Price does not reflect the actual amount that would be distributed with respect to the Units at the time the Incentive Units are issued. In the event the Board of Directors issues additional Incentive Units with a Strike Price lower than the Strike Price associated with a prior issuance of Incentive Units, the Board of Directors may, in its sole discretion, reduce the Strike Price of the Incentive Units issued at the higher Strike Price.
 
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(e)          Each Incentive Unit is intended to be a “profits interest” within the meaning of IRS Revenue Procedures 93-27 and 2001-43 and is issued with the intention, but without assurance or guarantee, that under current interpretations of the Code the recipient will not realize income upon the issuance of the Incentive Unit, and that neither the Company nor any Member is entitled to any deduction either immediately or through depreciation or amortization as a result of the issuance of such Incentive Unit. Any Person holding a Unit subject to a vesting arrangement, including, without limitation, any Incentive Unit issued under the Plan, shall make a timely Code Section 83(b) election in accordance with Treasury Regulation 1.83-2 with respect to each such Unit (to the extent applicable).
 
(f)          Except as otherwise provided herein (including in Section 3.5), the Company may from time to time issue additional Units of any class or series, and create new classes or series of Units, having such rights and preferences as the Board of Directors may determine and in exchange for such consideration as the Board of Directors may deem appropriate. Except as otherwise provided herein (including in Section 3.5), the Board of Directors may make such amendments to this Agreement as it deems appropriate to create and issue additional Units.
 
(g)          Except as otherwise provided in Article X, no Person shall be admitted as a new Member of the Company unless and until the Board of Directors has approved the admission of such Person as a new Member and such Person has executed this Agreement or a counterpart hereto.
 
ARTICLE III
BOARD OF DIRECTORS; CERTAIN GOVERNANCE MATTERS
 
3.1          Board of Directors. The business of the Company shall be managed by a Board of Directors (the “Board of Directors”) who may exercise all the powers of the Company except as otherwise provided by law or by this Agreement, and in such committees as listed in Section 3.6 and any other committees that the Board of Directors may from time to time establish. In the event of a vacancy in the Board of Directors, the remaining Directors, except as otherwise provided by law, may exercise the powers of the full Board of Directors until the vacancy is filled. A Director shall be the equivalent of a “Manager” for all purposes under the Act.
 
3.2          Initial Composition of the Board.
 
(a)          The Board of Directors shall consist of one or more members (each a “Director” and any two or more, “Directors”) as determined from time to time by written consent of, or affirmative vote at a meeting of Members representing a Majority Interest.
 
(b)          The initial number of Directors shall be between three (3) and five (5), comprised as follows:
 
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(i)           one Director shall be the Company’s President and CEO; and
 
(ii)          each additional Director (the “Additional Directors”) shall be appointed by written consent of, or affirmative vote at a meeting of Members representing, a Majority Interest.
 
(c)          The initial term of each of the Additional Directors shall be one (1) year from the date of this agreement, subject to removal by written consent of, or affirmative vote at a meeting of Members representing, a Majority Interest.
 
3.3         Election of the Board.
 
(a)          Following the initial term of the Board, or upon withdrawal or removal of a Board member, from and after the date of this Agreement, each Member shall vote, or cause to be voted, all Units at any meeting of the Members called for the purpose of filling positions on the Board of Directors, or to execute a written consent in lieu of a meeting of the Members, for each position on the Board. If no such meeting is called or written consent is executed, the position of the current Board will continue to be held by each sitting Board member until such meeting is called or such written consent is executed.
 
(b)         Except as otherwise provided by law or by this Agreement, Directors shall hold office until their successors are elected and duly qualified or until their earlier death, disability, resignation or removal. Any Director may resign by delivering his written resignation to the Company. Such resignation shall be effective upon receipt unless it is specified to be effective at some other time or upon the happening of some other event.
 
3.4         Powers and Duties of the Directors. Subject to the provisions of Section 3.5, the Board of Directors shall have and may exercise on behalf of the Company all of its rights, powers, duties and responsibilities or as otherwise provided by law or this Agreement, including without limitation the right and authority:
 
(a)          to manage the business and affairs of the Company and its subsidiaries and for this purpose to employ, retain or appoint any officers, employees, consultants, agents, brokers, professionals or other Persons in any capacity with the Company or its subsidiaries for such compensation and on such terms as the Board of Directors deems necessary or desirable and to delegate to such Persons such of its duties and responsibilities as the Board of Directors shall determine, and to remove such Persons or revoke their delegated authority on such terms or under such conditions as the Board of Directors shall determine;
 
(b)          to form, manage and dissolve any subsidiaries of the Company;
 
(c)          to merge or consolidate the Company or any of its subsidiaries with or into any other entity or otherwise effect the sale of the Company and its business;
 
(d)          to enter into, execute, deliver, acknowledge, make, modify, supplement or amend any documents or instruments in the name of the Company;
 
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(e)          to borrow money or otherwise obtain credit and other financial accommodations on behalf of the Company on a secured or unsecured basis and to perform or cause to be performed all of the Company’s obligations in respect of its indebtedness or guarantees and any mortgage, lien or security interest securing such indebtedness; and
 
(f)          to make elections and prepare and file returns regarding any federal, state or local tax obligations of the Company, and to designate one of the Members (or any other Person) to serve as the “Partnership Representative” of the Company for purposes of Section 6223(a) of the Code, with power to manage and represent the Company in any administrative proceeding of the Internal Revenue Service (the “Partnership Representative”).
 
3.5         Actions Requiring Member Consent. Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 3.4, the Company shall not, and shall not permit any subsidiary to, without first having provided written notice of such proposed action to each holder of outstanding Units and having obtained the affirmative vote or written consent of a Majority Interest:
 
(a)          authorize or issue, or obligate itself to issue, any equity securities or any convertible debt or other debt with any equity participation, any securities convertible into, or exercisable or exchangeable for, any equity securities ranking senior to the Units as to liquidation, sale or merger preferences, or redemption, dividend or voting rights;
 
(b)          increase or decrease the number of Units authorized or designated hereunder;
 
(c)          acquire or make any material investment in any other business or entity;
 
(d)          incur indebtedness for borrowed money in excess of $100,000;
 
(e)          effect any liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Company and its subsidiaries, whether voluntary or involuntary;
 
(f)          effect any sale, transfer, license or other disposition of any assets of the Company or any subsidiary to any third party, other than in the ordinary course of business, or effect any merger or consolidation with or into any other entity;
 
(g)          solicit for, or approve the admission of, new Members, other than in connection with a Permitted Transfer;
 
(h)          amend the Articles of Organization;
 
(i)           enter into any agreement to do any of the foregoing that is not expressly made conditional on obtaining the affirmative vote or written consent of a Majority Interest; or
 
(j)           pursuant to Section 5.6(b) below, enter into a Key Person Policy with a maximum annual cost in excess of $20,000.
 
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3.6         Committees of the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors may establish an Audit Committee and a Compensation Committee and may establish other committees from time to time. If established, each of the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee shall consist of at least two (2) directors. The Audit Committee shall be responsible for selecting the accountants for the Company from time to time, and for reviewing the work of the Company’s accountants. The Compensation Committee shall be responsible for setting the Company’s compensation policies in consultation with the President and CEO, and determining the compensation of the President and CEO. The Audit Committee and Compensation Committee shall also carry out such other functions as may from time to time be delegated to them by the Board of Directors.
 
3.7         Reliance by Third Parties. Any Person dealing with the Company, the Directors or any Member may rely upon a certificate signed by all of the Directors as to: (i) the identity of any Directors or Members; (ii) any factual matters relevant to the affairs of the Company; (iii) the Persons who are authorized to execute and deliver any document on behalf of the Company; or (iv) any action taken or omitted by the Company, the Directors or any Member.
 
3.8         Board Voting Rights; Meetings; Quorum.
 
(a)          Regularly scheduled meetings of the Board of Directors may be held without notice at such time, date and place as a majority of the Directors then in office or the President and CEO may from time to time determine. Special meetings of the Board of Directors may be called, orally, in writing or by means of electronic communication, by a majority of the Directors then in office or by the President and CEO, designating the time, date and place thereof. Directors may participate in meetings of the Board of Directors by means of telephone conference or similar communications equipment by means of which all Directors participating in the meeting can hear each other, and participation in a meeting in accordance herewith shall constitute presence in person at such meeting. No Director may delegate its rights and obligations to participate in and vote at any meeting of the Board of Directors.
 
(b)          Notice of the time, date and place of all special meetings of the Board of Directors shall be given to each Director by the Secretary or Assistant Secretary, or in case of the death, absence, incapacity or refusal of such Persons, by the officer or one of the Directors calling the meeting. Notice shall be given to each Director in person or by telephone, facsimile or electronic mail sent to his business or home address at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance of the meeting, or by written notice mailed to his business or home address at least seventy-two (72) hours in advance of the meeting. Notice need not be given to any Director if a written waiver of notice is executed by him before or after the meeting, or if communication with such Director is unlawful. A notice or waiver of notice of a meeting of the Board of Directors need not specify the purposes of the meeting.
 
(c)          At any meeting of the Board of Directors, a majority of the Directors then in office shall constitute a quorum. Each Director shall be entitled to cast one (1) vote (whether in a meeting or by written consent as provided herein) with respect to any matter before the Board of Directors. Less than a quorum may adjourn any meeting from time to time and the meeting may be held as adjourned without further notice upon reaching a quorum.
 
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(d)         Notwithstanding the foregoing, (i) no meeting of the Board of Directors shall be effective unless notice thereof and opportunity to participate as an observer has been given to Lender, and (ii) no notice pursuant to this Section 3.8 shall be effective unless such notice has been given to Lender. Lender may participate as an observer at all meetings of the Board of Directors.
 
3.9          Actions of the Board of Directors and Committees.
 
(a)          At any meeting of the Board of Directors at which a quorum is present, the Directors present and holding at least a majority of the votes held by all Directors then in office entitled to be cast thereat may take any action on behalf of the Board of Directors, unless a larger number is required by law or by this Agreement.
 
(b)          Any action required or permitted to be taken at any meeting of the Board of Directors may be taken without a meeting if a written consent thereto is signed the Directors having not less than the minimum number of votes that would be necessary to authorize or take the action at a meeting at which all Directors entitled to vote thereon were present and voted and filed with the records of the meetings of the Board of Directors. Such consent shall be treated as a vote of the Board of Directors for all purposes.
 
3.10       Compensation of Directors. The Company shall promptly reimburse in full each Director who is not an employee of the Company or any of its direct or indirect subsidiaries for all such Director’s reasonable out-of-pocket expenses incurred in connection with attending any meeting of the Board of Directors or a committee thereof or any board of directors or committee thereof of a subsidiary of the Company.
 
3.11       Transaction with Interested Persons.
 
(a)          Unless entered into in bad faith, no contract or transaction between the Company and one of its Directors, Officers or Members, or between the Company and any other Person in which one or more of its Directors, Officers or Members have a financial interest or are directors, partners, members, stockholders, officers or employees, shall be voidable solely for this reason or solely because said Member, Director or Officer was present or participated in the authorization of such contract or transaction if: (i) the material facts as to the relationship or interest of said Person and as to the contract or transaction were disclosed or known to the Board of Directors and the contract or transaction was authorized by a majority of disinterested Directors (if any); or (ii) the contract or transaction was entered into on terms and conditions that were fair and reasonable to the Company as of the time it was authorized, approved or ratified. No Member, Director or Officer interested in such contract or transaction, because of such interest, shall be considered to be in breach of this Agreement or liable to the Company, any other Member, Director or other Person for any loss or expense incurred by reason of such contract or transaction or shall be accountable for any gain or profit realized from such contract or transaction.
 
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(b)          The Company hereby renounces, to the fullest extent permitted by the Act and applicable law, any interest or expectancy of the Company in, or in being offered, an opportunity to participate in, any matter, transaction or interest that is presented to, or acquired, created or developed by, or which otherwise comes into the possession of, (i) any Director who is not an employee of the Company or any of its subsidiaries, or (ii) any holder of Units or any partner, member, director, stockholder, officer, employee or agent of any such holder, other than someone who is an employee of the Company or any of its subsidiaries (collectively, “Covered Persons”), unless such matter, transaction or interest is presented to, or acquired, created or developed by, or otherwise comes into the possession of, a Covered Person expressly and solely in such Covered Person’s capacity as a Director (an “Investor Business Opportunity”). To the fullest extent permitted by law, and solely in connection therewith, the Company hereby waives any claim against a Covered Person, and agrees to indemnify all Covered Persons against any claim, that is based on fiduciary duties, the corporate opportunity doctrine or any other legal theory which could limit any Covered Person from pursuing or engaging in any Investor Business Opportunity.
 
3.12       Limitation of Liability of Directors. No Director shall be obligated personally for any debt, obligation or liability of the Company or of any Member, whether arising in contract, tort or otherwise, by reason of being or acting as Director of the Company. No Director shall be personally liable to the Company or its Members for any action undertaken or omitted in good faith reliance upon the provisions of this Agreement unless the acts or omissions of the Director were not in good faith or involved gross negligence or intentional misconduct. Any Person alleging any act or omission as not taken or omitted in good faith shall have the burden of proving by a preponderance of the evidence the absence of good faith.
 
3.13       Confidentiality Agreement. Prior to taking office, each Director of the Company shall have signed a confidentiality and assignment of proprietary information agreement with the Company substantially in the form attached hereto as Exhibit B.
 
3.14       Benefit Company.
 
(a)          In discharging the duties of their positions and in considering the best interests of the Company, a Director shall consider the effects of any action or inaction on:
 
(i)          the members of the Company;
 
(ii)         the employees and work force of the Company, its subsidiaries, and its suppliers;
 
(iii)        the interests of its customers,
 
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(iv)         community and societal factors, including those of each community in which offices or facilities of the Company, its subsidiaries, or its suppliers are located;
 
(v)          the local and global environment;
 
(vi)        the short-term and long-term interests of the Company, including benefits that may accrue to the Company from its long-term plans and the possibility that these interests may be best served by the continued independence of the Company; and
 
(vii)       the ability of the Company to create a material positive impact on society and the environment, taken as a whole.
 
(b)          In discharging his or her duties, and in determining what is in the best interests of the Company and its members, a Director shall not be required to regard any interest, or the interests of any particular group affected by an action or inaction, including the members, as a dominant or controlling interest or factor. A Director shall not be personally liable for monetary damages for: (i) any action or inaction in the course of performing the duties of a Director under this paragraph if the Director was not interested with respect to the action or inaction; or (ii) failure of the Company to create a material positive impact on society and the environment, taken as a whole.
 
(c)          A Director does not have a duty to any person other than a member in its capacity as a member with respect to the purpose of the Company or the obligations set forth in this Article, and nothing in this Article express or implied, is intended to create or shall create or grant any right in or for any person other than a member or any cause of action by or for any person other than a member or the Company.
 
(d)          Notwithstanding anything set forth herein, a Director is entitled to rely on the provisions regarding "best interests" set forth above in enforcing his or her rights hereunder and under state law, and such reliance shall not, absent another breach, be construed as a breach of a Director duty of care, even in the context of a Capital Transaction where, as a result of weighing the interests set forth in subsection (a)(i)-(vii) above, a Director determines to accept an offer, between two competing offers, with a lower price per unit.
 
(e)          A Director who makes a business judgment in good faith fulfills the duty under this section if the Director: (i) is not interested in the subject of the business judgment; (ii) is informed with respect to the subject of the business judgment to the extent the director reasonably believes to be appropriate under the circumstances; and (iii) rationally believes that the business judgment is in the best interests of the Company.
 
ARTICLE IV
OFFICERS
 
4.1         Enumeration. Except as otherwise provided herein, the Board of Directors may delegate its powers to act on behalf of the Company to Officers (each, an “Officer” and, collectively, the “Officers”), which may consist of a President and/or Chief Executive Officer (the “President” and/or “CEO”), a Chief Financial Officer (the “CFO”), a Chief Operating Officer (the “COO”), Secretary (the “Secretary”), and such other Officers, including one or more Vice Presidents, Assistant Treasurers and Assistant Secretaries, as the Board of Directors may determine.
 
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4.2         Election.   The President and CEO, CFO, COO and Secretary shall be elected annually by the Directors at their first meeting. Other Officers may be chosen by the Board of Directors at such meeting or at any other meeting.
 
4.3         Qualification. No officer need be a Member or Director. Any two (2) or more offices may be held by the same Person.
 
4.4         Tenure. Except as otherwise provided by the Act or by this Agreement, each of the Officers shall hold office until his successor is elected or until his earlier resignation or removal. Any Officer may resign by delivering his written resignation to the Company, and such resignation shall be effective upon receipt unless it is specified to be effective at some other time or upon the happening of some other event.
 
4.5         Removal. The Board of Directors may remove any Officer with or without cause.
 
4.6         Vacancies. Any vacancy in any office may be filled for the unexpired portion of the term by the Board of Directors.
 
4.7         President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer. Each of the President and CEO shall, subject to the direction of the Board of Directors, have general supervision and control of the Company’s business.
 
(a)          The Chief Operating Officer shall have responsibility for managing, at the direction of the President and CEO, the day to day operations of the Company.
 
(b)          Unless otherwise provided by the Board of Directors, the President and CEO shall preside, when present, at all meetings of the Members.
 
(c)          Any action taken by the President and CEO, and the signature of the President and CEO on any agreement, contract, instrument or other document on behalf of the Company shall, with respect to any third party, be sufficient to bind the Company and shall conclusively evidence the authority of the President and CEO (as applicable) and the Company with respect thereto.
 
4.8         Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Treasurers. The Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer shall, subject to the direction of the Board of Directors, have general charge of the financial affairs of the Company and shall cause to be kept accurate books of account. He shall have custody of all funds, securities, and valuable documents of the Company, except as the Board of Directors may otherwise provide.
 
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4.9          Secretary and Assistant Secretaries.  The Secretary shall record all the proceedings of the meetings of the Board of Directors (including committees thereof) in books kept for that purpose. In his absence from any such meeting an Assistant Secretary, or if there be none or he is absent, a temporary secretary chosen at the meeting, shall record the proceedings thereof. The Secretary shall have such other duties and powers as may be designated from time to time by the Board of Directors, the President and CEO.
 
4.10       Other Powers and Duties. Subject to this Agreement, each officer of the Company shall have, in addition to the duties and powers specifically set forth in this Agreement, such duties and powers as are customarily incident to his office, and such duties and powers as may be designated from time to time by the Board of Directors.
 
4.11       Confidentiality Agreement. Prior to taking office, each officer of the Company shall have signed a confidentiality and assignment of proprietary information agreement with the Company in form and substance reasonably acceptable to the Board of Directors.
 
4.12       Compensation of Officers. The Company shall promptly reimburse in full each Officer who is not an employee of the Company for all of such Officer’s reasonable out-of-pocket expenses incurred in connection with the performance of its duties as such an Officer.
 
ARTICLE V
INDEMNIFICATION
 
5.1          Right to Indemnification. Subject to the provisions of this Article V, the Company shall indemnify, to the fullest extent permitted by the Act, all Indemnified Persons against all expenses incurred by the Indemnified Persons in connection with any proceeding in which an Indemnified Person is involved as a result of serving in the capacity by reason of which such Person is deemed to be an “Indemnified Person” pursuant to Section 5.5.
 
5.2         Award of Indemnification. The determination of whether the Company is authorized to indemnify the Indemnified Persons hereunder and any award of indemnification shall be made in each instance (a) if there is more than one Indemnified Person, by a majority of the votes held by Directors who are not parties to the proceeding in question or (b) by independent legal counsel appointed by such Directors or a Majority Interest. The Company shall be obliged to pay indemnification applied for by the Indemnified Persons unless there is an adverse determination (as provided above) within forty-five (45) days after the application. If indemnification is denied, the applicant may seek an independent determination of its right to indemnification by a court, and in such event, the Company shall have the burden of proving that the applicant was ineligible for indemnification under this Article V. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the case of a proceeding by or in the right of the Company in which the Indemnified Person is adjudged liable to the Company, indemnification hereunder shall be provided only upon a determination by a court having jurisdiction that in view of all the circumstances of the case, the Indemnified Person is fairly and reasonably entitled to indemnification for such expenses as the court shall deem proper.
 
5.3         Successful Defense. Notwithstanding any contrary provisions of this Article V, if the Indemnified Person has been wholly successful on the merits in the defense of any proceeding in which it was involved by reason of its position as an Indemnified Person or as a result of serving in such capacity (including termination of investigative or other proceedings without a finding of fault on the part of the Indemnified Person), the Indemnified Person shall be indemnified by the Company against all expenses incurred by the Indemnified Person in connection therewith.
 
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5.4          Advance Payments. Except as limited by law, expenses incurred by the Indemnified Person in defending any proceeding, including a proceeding by or in the right of the Company, shall be paid by the Company to the Indemnified Person in advance of final disposition of the proceeding upon receipt of its written undertaking to repay such amount if the Indemnified Person is determined pursuant to this Article V or adjudicated to be ineligible for indemnification, which undertaking shall be an unlimited general obligation but need not be secured and may be accepted without regard to the financial ability of the Indemnified Person to make repayment; provided, however, that no such advance payment of expenses shall be made if it is determined pursuant to Section 5.2 of this Article on the basis of the circumstances known at the time (without further investigation) that the Indemnified Person is ineligible for indemnification.
 
5.5          Definitions. For purposes of this Article:
 
(a)          Indemnified Person” includes (i) a Person serving as a Director or an Officer of the Company or in a similar executive capacity appointed by the Directors and exercising rights and duties delegated by the Directors, (ii) a Person serving at the request of the Company as a director, manager, officer, employee or other agent of another organization, including, without limitation, any subsidiary of the Company, and (iii) any Person who formerly served in any of the foregoing capacities (with respect to matters relating to such services);
 
(b)          Expenses” means all expenses, including attorneys’ fees and disbursements, actually and reasonably incurred in defense of a proceeding or in seeking indemnification under this Article V, and any judgments, awards, fines, penalties and reasonable amounts paid in settlement of a proceeding; and
 
(c)          Proceeding” means any threatened, pending or completed action, suit or proceeding, whether civil, criminal, administrative or investigative, and any claim which could be the subject of a proceeding.
 
5.6          Insurance.
 
(a)          Liability Insurance for Directors, Officers, Agents, or Employees. The Company shall have power to purchase and maintain liability insurance on behalf of any Director, Officer, agent or employee against any liability or cost incurred by such Person in any such capacity or arising out of its status as such, whether or not the Company would have power to indemnify against such liability or cost.
 
(b)          Key Person Insurance.          For all Members who are also employees of the Company, the Company may purchase and maintain, for the duration of the Member’s employment with the Company, a key person insurance policy (a “Key Person Policy”, with each Member for whom a Key Person Policy is obtained being a “Key Person”). The Key Person Policy shall:
 
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(i)           name the Company as the beneficiary of such Key Person Policy;
 
(ii)          provide coverage for all Key Person Policy Payout Events (as defined below); and
 
(iii)        be in an amount equal to, or, as determined by the Company, in excess of, the value of the KPPPE Units Purchase Price (as defined below). At least once every three (3) years, the value of the KPPPE Units Purchase Price under the Key Person Policy may be adjusted, if necessary, to match the then-current good faith calculation of the KPPPE Units Purchase Price; provided, however, the maximum annual cost of the Key Person Policy shall not exceed $20,000 without the prior affirmative written consent of a Majority Interest.
 
Upon the occurrence of (A) the Key Person’s death, (B) the Key Person’s Total and Permanent Disability (such “Total and Permanent Disability” meaning a person’s inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment that can be expected to result in death or can be expected to last for a continuous period of not less than 12 months), or (C) the adjudication by a court of competent jurisdiction as to the incompetence of the Key Person (each event in subsections (A)-(C) being a “Key Person Policy Payout Event” or “KPPPE”), the Company shall file a claim for a payout under the Key Person Policy.
 
The Company’s purchase of the KPPPE Units (as defined below) shall occur subject to the following conditions:
 
(i)           Purchase of Units Following KPPPE. Upon the occurrence of a KPPPE, the Company shall deposit the insurance payout from the Key Person Policy into the Company’s account, and then the Company shall use the proceeds from the Key Person Policy to purchase all of the Units owned by the Key Person (or the trustee of the Key Person’s revocable trust, which shall be defined as a “Key Person” pursuant to Article X below) as of the date of the KPPPE (the “KPPPE Units”), for the KPPPE Units Purchase Price predetermined pursuant to Section 5.6(b)(v) below and on the terms of purchase set forth in Sections 5.6(b)(iv)-(vi). The Key Person shall be obligated to sell all of such Key Person’s Units to the Company upon a KPPPE.
 
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(ii)          Predetermination of KPPPE Units Purchase Price. The purchase price for the KPPPE Units subject to purchase by the Company following a KPPPE pursuant to Section 5.6(b)(i) above (the “KPPPE Units Purchase Price”) shall be determined, prior to or simultaneously with the Company’s purchase and implementation of the Key Person Policy, by an independent appraiser  retained by the Company (the “KPPPE Appraiser”).  The KPPPE Appraiser shall arrive at the value of the KPPPE Units Purchase Price by first determining the value per Unit of the Company at the time of the appraisal (i.e. before or at the time of the Company’s purchase and implementation of the Key Person Policy), and then multiplying such precalculated value per Unit by the number of KPPPE Units, which product shall equal the KPPPE Units Purchase Price.  In determining the value of each Unit and the resulting KPPPE Units Purchase Price, the KPPPE Appraiser shall rely on the accounting records or related financial statements of the Company for the period leading up to the date on which the determination is made. The KPPPE Appraiser may make appropriate adjustments to such records to reflect corrections or errors and the application of sound accounting principles which have been consistently followed.  The KPPPE Appraiser may rely on the advice of the Company’s financial advisors, accountants, legal counsel and other advisors in reaching its determination.  The KPPPE Appraiser may also, to the extent that they deem such reliance to be prudent, rely upon the valuation methods approved by the Company in past instances where a determination of a Unit value or Unit purchase price was made.  The KPPPE Appraiser shall apply no discount for minority interest or lack of marketability in making a determination of the value of each Unit and the resulting KPPPE Units Purchase Price.  The determination of each Unit price and the KPPPE Units Purchase Price by the KPPPE Appraiser shall be conclusive and binding upon the Key Person and the Company, and each of their respective successors, assigns, heirs, trustees, executors, administrators, and other representatives.
 
(iii)        Payment of the Purchase Price. Unless otherwise specified in this Agreement or by mutual agreement of the parties, the closing of the purchase and sale of the Key Person’s KPPPE Units shall take place remotely or at the offices of the Company within thirty (30) days after the later of (1) the Company’s receipt of confirmation from the Key Person Policy insurance carrier that the Company’s claim filed under the Key Person Policy is enforceable and the insurance carrier will issue an insurance payout to Company pursuant to such claim, and (2) the Company’s receipt of such insurance payout. The KPPPE Units Purchase Price shall be predetermined in accordance with Section 5.6(b)(v) above. Additionally, the Company, in its sole and absolute discretion, may compensate a Key Person (or their successors, assigns, heirs, trustees, executors, administrators, or other representatives) for any difference, if any, between the appraised value of the KPPPE Units at the time of the KPPPE, and the previously-determined amount of the KPPPE Units Purchase Price, if such discrepancy exists at the time of a KPPPE. For example, if each KPPPE Unit is valued at $1 pursuant to the previously determined KPPPE Units Purchase Price appraisal, but each such KPPPE Unit is valued at $2 at the time of the KPPPE, then the Company shall decide if and how to compensate the Member for the additional $1 per KPPPE Unit value upon the KPPPE. For the avoidance of doubt, under no circumstances shall the Company be obligated to pay any compensation to the Key Person (or their successors, assigns, heirs, trustees, executors, administrators, or other representatives) in an amount in excess of the KPPPE Units Purchase Price received by the Company as the insurance payout proceeds of the Key Person Policy.
 
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5.7         Heirs and Personal Representatives. The indemnification provided by this Article V shall inure to the benefit of the heirs and personal representatives of the Director.
 
5.8         Non-Exclusivity. The provisions of this Article V shall not be construed to limit the power of the Company to indemnify its or any of its subsidiaries’ directors, members, stockholders, partners, officers, employees or agents to the full extent that would have been permitted by the Act, or otherwise permitted by law, or to enter into specific agreements, commitments or arrangements for indemnification that would have been or are so permitted. The absence of any express provision for indemnification herein shall not limit any right of indemnification existing independently of this Article V.
 
5.9         Amendment. The provisions of this Article V may be amended or repealed in accordance with Section 13.5; provided, however, that no amendment or repeal of such provisions that adversely affects the rights of a Director under this Article V with respect to his acts or omissions at any time prior to such amendment or repeal, shall apply to the Director without its consent.
 
ARTICLE VI
CAPITAL CONTRIBUTIONS
 
6.1         Contributions of Capital; Units. The Members have made Capital Contributions to the Company as set forth on Schedule A hereto. The Members also have received Units in the Company as set forth on Schedule A. Each of the Members party to this Agreement hereby agrees and acknowledges that the number of Units set forth opposite its name on Schedule A hereto reflects all equity interest held by such Member as of the date hereof and that such Units replace the equity interest in the Company held by such Member in accordance with the Prior Agreement or any other agreement and that such Member has no other equity interest or rights to receive any equity interest, in the Company as of the date hereof.
 
6.2          Additional Capital Contributions. Except as specified in this Agreement, no Member shall be required to make any additional Capital Contributions to the Company.
 
6.3          Capital Accounts.
 
(a)          A separate capital account (each a “Capital Account”) shall be established for each Member and shall be maintained in accordance with applicable regulations under Section 704 of the Code. No Member shall have any obligation to restore any portion of any deficit balance in such Member’s Capital Account, whether upon liquidation of its interest in the Company, liquidation of the Company or otherwise. In accordance with Treasury Regulation Section 1.704-1 (b)(2)(iv)(f), the Company may adjust the Capital Accounts of its Members to reflect revaluations (including any unrealized income, gain or loss) of the Company’s property (including intangible assets such as goodwill) to the fair market value of such property for book and Capital Account purposes, whenever it issues additional interests in the Company (including any interests with a zero initial Capital Account), or whenever the adjustments would otherwise be permitted under such Treasury Regulation. In the event that the Capital Accounts of the Members are so adjusted, (i) the Capital Accounts of the Members shall be adjusted in accordance with Treasury Regulations Section 1.704-l(b)(2)(iv)(g) for allocations of depreciation, depletion, amortization and gain or loss, as computed for book purposes, with respect to such property and (ii) the Members’ distributive shares of depreciation, depletion, amortization and gain or loss, as computed for tax purposes, with respect to such property shall be determined so as to take account of the variation between the adjusted tax basis and book value of such property in the same manner as under Section 704(c) of the Code. It is intended that the Capital Accounts will reflect the amounts to which the Members are entitled over the life of the Company, but a Member’s right to distributions shall be determined solely by Articles VIII and XI.
 
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(b)          Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, no Member may withdraw, or shall be entitled to a return of, any portion of such Member’s Capital Contribution.
 
ARTICLE VII
ALLOCATIONS OF PROFITS, LOSSES, ETC.
 
7.1          Allocations Generally. Except as otherwise provided in Code Section 704(b) (including, without limitation, the nonrecourse liability provisions of Treasury Regulations Section 1.704-2) and subject to Section 7.3, income, gains, losses and deductions for any year or portion thereof as determined for book purposes shall be allocated among the Members in proportion to each Member’s Membership Interest, as set forth on Schedule A attached to this Agreement.
 
7.2          Tax Allocations. The income, gains, losses, deductions and credits of the Company shall be allocated for federal, state and local income tax purposes among the Members in proportion to each Member’s Membership Interest, as set forth on Schedule A attached to this Agreement..
 
7.3          Special Allocations, Tax Elections and Tax Matters.
 
(a)          If any interest in the Company is transferred, increased or decreased during the year, all items of income, gain, loss, deduction and credit recognized by the Company for such year shall be allocated among the Members under the “closing of the books” method, unless the Board of Directors authorizes use of a different method that the Board of Directors in good faith determines does not disproportionately and adversely affect any one Member or Members.
 
(b)          The Board of Directors shall have the authority to make any tax elections with respect to the Company, to approve any returns regarding any foreign, federal, state or local tax obligations of the Company, and to make all determinations regarding the allocation of income and loss for tax purposes contemplated by this Article VII, which determinations shall be made in good faith and shall not be inconsistent with this Article VII.
 
(c)          BBA Amendments.  This Agreement is being executed shortly after the passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (P.L. 114-74, 11/2/2015) (the “BBA”), which effected a major overhaul of the procedures applicable to Internal Revenue Service audits of partnerships, (including limited liability companies taxed as partnerships) and their partners, and prior to the time at which the U.S. Department of Treasury has issued regulations implementing the BBA provisions. The Members recognize that many technical issues relating to the implementation of the BBA provisions will remain unresolved until the issuance of regulations by the U.S. Department of Treasury.
 
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(d)          Partnership Representative.  Until changed by the Board, the President and CEO of the Company shall serve as the “partnership representative” (within the meaning of new IRC 6223(a) enacted pursuant to Section 1101(c)(1) of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015) (the “Partnership Representative”), who shall have the sole authority to act on behalf of the Company in connection with an audit by the Internal Revenue Services or any state or local taxing authority.
 
(e)          Tax Elections.  With the approval of the Board, the President and CEO shall make any and all tax elections for an on behalf of the Company (including, but not limited, any election under the BBA to "opt-out" of the new partnership audit rules for partnerships with 100 or fewer partners or an election under the BBA to have the new rules apply prior to the general effective date) and shall oversee the preparation and filing of returns regarding any federal, state or local tax obligations of the Company. To the extent provided for in Treasury Regulations, revenue rulings, revenue procedures and/or other guidance issued by the Internal Revenue Service after the date hereof, the Company is hereby authorized to, and at the direction of the Board of Directors shall, elect a safe harbor under which the fair market value of any Company interests issued after the effective date of such Treasury Regulations (or other guidance) will be treated as equal to the liquidation value of such Company interests (i.e., a value equal to the total amount that would be distributed with respect to such interests if the Company sold all of its assets for their fair market value immediately after the issuance of such interests, satisfied its liabilities (excluding any nonrecourse liabilities to the extent the balance of such liabilities exceeds the fair market value of the assets that secure them) and distributed the net proceeds to the Members under the terms of this Agreement). In the event that the Company makes a safe harbor election as described in the preceding sentence, each Member hereby agrees to comply with all safe harbor requirements with respect to transfers of such Company interests while the safe harbor election remains effective.
 
(f)          If an allocation of loss or deduction to a Member would result in (or increase) a negative balance in such Member’s Capital Account, such loss or deduction shall, to that extent, be allocated (i) first to the other Members with positive balances in their Capital Accounts in proportion to their Units until the Capital Account of each Member has been reduced to zero and (ii) then to the Members in respect of their Units. Subsequent income and gains shall be allocated among the Members (to the extent possible) so as to reverse out the special allocation made pursuant to the preceding sentence.
 
7.4         Allocations in Respect of Incentive Units. If any Incentive Units are forfeited or repurchased by the Company, the Capital Account associated with such Incentive Units shall be divided among the Capital Accounts of the other Members in proportion to their remaining Units.
 
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ARTICLE VIII
DISTRIBUTIONS
 
8.1         Distributions Generally, Operating Distributions.
 
(a)          Subject to the further provisions of this Article VIII, the Board of Directors may, in its discretion, determine the amount of any Proceeds Available for Distribution and any Capital Transaction Proceeds and the time when such amounts are to be distributed. The Board of Directors may establish record dates for the purpose of determining the Members of the Company entitled to any distribution.
 
(b)          Except as otherwise approved by the Board of Directors and the written consent or affirmative vote of a Majority Interest, if the Board of Directors authorizes a distribution of Proceeds Available for Distribution, any amount distributed shall be distributed to the Members in proportion to the number of Units held by them. Members who hold unvested Class P Units shall not be entitled to receive a distribution of Proceeds Available for Distribution; it being understood that such holders of unvested Class P Units will nevertheless be entitled to receive distributions pursuant to Section 8.3 (Distributions to Pay Income Taxes).
 
8.2         Capital Transaction Distributions.
 
(a)          Subject to Section 8.2(b), Capital Transaction Proceeds shall be distributed to the Members in proportion to their Units (other than Incentive Units that are then unvested).
 
(b)          Notwithstanding the foregoing, an Incentive Unit with an associated Strike Price shall not be included for purposes of, and shall not participate in, distributions pursuant to Section 8.2(a) in respect of Units until an amount per Unit equal to the Strike Price associated with such Incentive Unit has been distributed under Section 8.2(a). For purposes of this Section 8.2, such Units shall not be considered to be issued or outstanding until such distributions have been made. Thereafter, before any additional Capital Transaction Proceeds are distributed in respect of any other Units (other than Incentive Units with the same associated Strike Price), Capital Transaction Proceeds shall be distributed in respect of such Unit until an amount has been distributed in respect of such Unit as is equal to such Unit’s pro rata share of all Capital Transaction Proceeds distributed thus far in connection with such Capital Transaction (determined based on all Units that are not Incentive Units and all Incentive Units with the same or lower associated Strike Price). Following such distribution, such Unit shall participate in any remaining amounts to be distributed on a pro rata basis with all other Units. The provisions of this Section 8.02(b) may be applied iteratively to allow for appropriate distributions to Incentive Units with different Strike Prices.
 
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8.3          Tax Distributions. Within ninety (90) days after the end of each calendar year, to the extent of any Proceeds Available for Distribution, the Company shall distribute to each Member (any such distribution, a “Tax Distribution”) an amount such that total distributions with respect to the tax year of the Company most recently ended (including distributions made pursuant to Sections 8.1 and 8.2, and this Section 8.3) are at least equal to the assumed federal and state income tax liability incurred by such Member with respect to such Member’s distributive share of the Company’s taxable net income for such taxable year. For these purposes, the federal and state income tax liability of a Member attributable to pass-through taxable income shall be deemed equal to 35% of such income. Any Tax Distribution shall be treated as an advance on the Member’s rights to distributions under Sections 8.1 and 8.2, and shall reduce the amount of any such distributions. To the extent of Proceeds Available for Distribution, the Company shall make advance Tax Distributions on a quarterly basis in the amounts estimated by the Board of Directors to represent the Members’ liabilities for quarterly estimated taxes. Any such advance Tax Distributions shall similarly reduce the Members’ rights to distributions under Sections 8.1 and 8.2 and to liquidating distributions (and to the amount of the annual distribution under this Section 8.3).
 
8.4          Liquidating Distributions. Cash or property of the Company available for distribution upon the dissolution of the Company (including cash or property received upon the sale or other disposition of assets in anticipation of or in connection with such dissolution) shall be distributed in accordance with the provisions of Article XI.
 
8.5          Limitations on Distributions.
 
(a)          No distribution shall be made to a holder of Units to the extent that the distribution would cause or increase a deficit balance in the holder’s Adjusted Capital Account, taking into account all distributions and allocations made through the date of the distribution. Distributions may be made to a holder of Units in anticipation of future allocations of income, but only to the extent such distributions may be characterized as “advances” under applicable tax principles. In the event that a distribution to a holder of Units is limited by the provisions of this paragraph, future distributions with respect to such Units will be increased by the same amount to the extent then permitted by this paragraph. The purposes of this paragraph (a) and the related allocation provisions in Section 7.01 are (i) to coordinate the allocation of income to the holders of the Units with the distributions to be made to such holders, (ii) to permit the Incentive Units to be treated as “profits interests” within the meaning of Revenue Procedures 93-27 and 2001-43, and (iii) to distort the economic results as little as possible consistent with the foregoing purposes, and these provisions shall be interpreted to further such purposes.
 
(b)          No distribution shall be made to a Member if and to the extent that such distribution would cause the Company to be insolvent.
 
8.6          In-Kind Distributions. The amount of any in-kind distribution shall be distributed on the basis of the property’s then Fair Market Value and shall be distributed to the Members in proportion to their overall shares of the amounts then being distributed.
 
ARTICLE IX
TAX MATTERS AND REPORTS; ACCOUNTING
 
9.1          Tax Reports to Current and Former Members. After the end of each Fiscal Year, the Company shall use commercially reasonable efforts to prepare and mail, or cause its accountants to prepare and mail, not later than April 1 following the end of such Fiscal Year, to each Member and, to the extent necessary, to each former Member (or its legal representatives), a report setting forth in sufficient detail such information as is required to be furnished to members by law and as shall enable such Member or former Member (or its legal representatives) to prepare their respective federal and state income tax or informational returns in accordance with the laws, rules and regulations then prevailing.
 
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9.2          Accounting Records. The Company shall maintain complete books and records accurately reflecting the accounts, business, transactions and Members of the Company.
 
9.3          Tax Accounting Method. The books and accounts of the Company shall be maintained using the accrual method of accounting for tax purposes, unless the Board of Directors duly approves use of an alternate method. Those documents relating to allocations of items of income, gain, loss, deduction or credit and Capital Accounts shall be kept under federal income tax accounting principles as provided herein.
 
ARTICLE X
RESTRICTIONS ON TRANSFER; RIGHTS OF FIRST REFUSAL;
CO-SALE RIGHTS AND DRAG-ALONG RIGHTS
 
10.1       Prohibited Transfers.
 
(a)          Except as otherwise specifically provided herein, no Member shall, directly or indirectly, sell, exchange, transfer (by gift or otherwise), assign, distribute, pledge, create a security interest, lien or trust with respect to, or otherwise dispose of or encumber the Units owned by such Member or any interest in or option on or based on the value of the Units (any of the foregoing being referred to as a “Transfer”) without the prior written consent of the Board of Directors, which consent may be granted or withheld in the sole discretion of the Board of Directors. Any purported Transfer of Units in violation of the provisions of this Article X shall be void and of no force and effect whatsoever, and the Company shall not record any such event on its books or treat any such transferee as the owner of such Units for any purpose. Any Transfer permitted by this Agreement shall be termed a “Permitted Transfer” and the transferee of any Permitted Transfer shall be termed a “Permitted Transferee.” For the avoidance of doubt, the sale from a Key Person (or their representatives) to the Company of any KPPPE Units upon a Key Person Policy Payout Event (pursuant to Section 5.6(b) above) shall not be deemed a Transfer for purposes of this Article X.
 
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(b)          Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, the provisions of Sections 10.1(a), 10.3 and 10.4 shall not apply to Transfers (i) by any Member to the spouse, children or siblings of such Member or to a trust or family limited partnership for the benefit of any of them (unless such Member is also a Key Person as defined above, in which case the Company shall purchase the Key Person’s Units pursuant to Section 5.6(b)), (ii) upon the death of any Member (unless such Member is also a Key Person as defined above, in which case the Company shall purchase the Key Person’s Units pursuant to Section 5.6(b)), to such Member’s heirs, executors or administrators or to a trust under such Member’s will, or between such Member and such Member’s guardian or conservator, or (iii) approved in advance by a Majority Interest in writing; provided that in each case the transferee shall have executed a counterpart to this Agreement, thereby agreeing to be bound by all the terms and conditions of this Agreement; provided, further, that no further Transfer shall thereafter be permitted hereunder except in compliance with Sections 10.1(a), 10.3 and 10.4. For the avoidance of doubt, the term “Transfer” shall not include a transfer by a Member to a revocable trust with respect to which the Member (or the Member and such Member’s spouse) is the trustor, it being understood that thereafter the transfer restrictions imposed by this Agreement shall continue to apply to the transferee-trust and that upon the death, Total and Permanent Disability, or adjudication by a court of competent jurisdiction as to the Member’s incompetence, the transferee-trust shall be deemed a “Key Person” for the purposes of the Company’s purchase of such Key Person’s Units pursuant to Section 5.6(b) above. For example, if Member A were to transfer their Units to ABC Revocable Trust and thereafter die, ABC Revocable Trust (as a Key Person) would be obligated to sell the Units to the Company pursuant to Section 5.6(b) above as if it were the Key Person that was still holding the Units.
 
(c)          Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, (i) any pledge or grant of a security interest, lien or encumbrance by a Member in, on and against all or any portion of the Member’s Units in favor of Lender, (ii) the transfer of all or any portion of the Units of any Member so pledged to Lender or its agent, designee, assignee or transferee (as applicable, the “Subsequent Owner”), whether upon foreclosure, transfer in lieu of foreclosure or otherwise, or other exercise of rights and remedies thereon and (iii) the admission of any Subsequent Owner as a Member of the Company (each of clauses (i), (ii) and (iii), a “Collateral Action”) shall, in each case, be effective without any further consent of any Member, the Board of Directors, the Company or any other Person and shall be deemed a Permitted Transfer for all purposes hereunder. The provisions of Sections 10.1(a), 10.2(b), 10.3, 10.4 and 10.6 shall not apply to any Collateral Action. For the avoidance of doubt, any Subsequent Owner may exercise any and all rights and remedies pursuant to such pledge or grant of security interest, lien or encumbrance (including, without limitation, a transfer or assignment of the Member’s Units) without the consent of any Member, the Board of Directors, the Company or any other Person; and no provision herein is intended to nor shall be construed so as to restrict the rights and remedies of any Subsequent Owner. Upon any Subsequent Owner’s foreclosure, transfer in lieu of foreclosure or any other transfer of or realization on all or any portion of the Member’s Units, or at any foreclosure sale or other disposition, such Subsequent Owner may, at its option: (A) automatically succeed to all of the Member’s Units and become and be deemed to be admitted as a Member of the Company immediately before the Member ceases to be a Member (without the consent of any Member, the Board of Directors, the Company or any other Person); (B) have and exercise all rights, powers and authority to amend and restate this Agreement; (C) have and exercise all other rights, powers and authority of a Member of the Company, including, but not limited to, the right to participate in the management of the business and affairs of the Company, the right to exercise all voting and other consensual rights with respect to the Company, and the right to share in the profits and losses of the Company and to receive distributions of assets of the Company; and (D) if at any time the Company would otherwise dissolve, no dissolution shall occur if the Subsequent Owner designates a successor Member for admission to the Company and the admission of such successor Member shall be consummated and memorialized in any manner designated by the Subsequent Owner, in its discretion. In no event shall any Subsequent Owner be liable for any duty or obligation of any Member (in any capacity) arising or accruing hereunder prior to, or with respect to any acts or omissions occurring prior to, the date upon which the Subsequent Owner became a Member.
 
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10.2       Effective Date and Requirements of Transfer.
 
(a)          Any valid Transfer of a Member’s Units, or part thereof, pursuant to the provisions of this Agreement, shall be effective as of the close of business on the day in which such Transfer occurs (including fulfillment of all conditions and requirements with respect thereto). The Company shall, from the effective date of such Transfer, thereafter make all further distributions, on account of the Units (or part thereof) so assigned to the Permitted Transferee of such interest, or part thereof. As between any Member and its Permitted Transferee, profits and losses for the fiscal year of the Company in which such assignment occurs shall be apportioned for federal income tax purposes in accordance with any manner permitted under Section 706(d) of the Code as such Member and its Permitted Transferee may agree to.
 
(b)          Every Transfer permitted hereunder shall be subject to the following requirements (in addition to any other requirements contained in this Agreement):
 
(i)          The transferee shall establish that the proposed Transfer will not cause or result in a breach of any agreement binding upon the Company or any violation of law, including without limitation, federal or state securities laws, and that the proposed Transfer would not cause or require (A) the Company to be an investment company as defined in the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended or (B) the registration of the Company’s securities under federal securities laws; and
 
(ii)          The transferee shall establish to the satisfaction of the Board of Directors that the proposed Transfer would not adversely affect the classification of the Company as a partnership for federal or state tax purposes, cause the Company to fail to qualify for any applicable regulatory safe harbor from treatment as a publicly traded partnership treated as a corporation under Section 7704 of the Code, cause the termination of the Company’s treatment as a partnership under Section 708 of the Code, or have a substantial adverse effect with respect to federal income taxes payable by the Company.
 
(c)          Any Permitted Transferee who is not admitted as a Member shall be treated as an “Assignee” hereunder. Permitted Transferees of Units who are not admitted as a Member shall be entitled to distributions and allocations made with respect to the Units transferred, and an appropriate portion of the Capital Account of the Transferor, but shall have no other rights under this Agreement except as specifically set forth herein.
 
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10.3       Right of First Refusal.
 
(a)          If a Member proposes to Transfer any Units (the “Transferring Member”), then the Transferring Member shall promptly give written notice (the “Transfer Notice”) of such proposed Transfer simultaneously to the Company and to each Major Member (each such Member an “Eligible Member”). The Transfer Notice shall describe in reasonable detail the proposed Transfer, including, without limitation, the amount of Units to be transferred (the “Transfer Units”), the nature of such Transfer, the cash consideration to be paid per Transfer Unit (or, in the event that the consideration is other than cash, the value of the consideration shall be determined in good faith by the Transferring Member and the Company) (the “Transfer Purchase Price Per Unit”), and the name and address of each prospective purchaser or Transferee (each, a “Proposed Transferee”). The Transferring Member shall enclose with the Transfer Notice a copy of a written offer, letter of intent or other written document signed by the Proposed Transferee(s) setting forth the proposed terms and conditions of the Transfer.
 
(b)          For a period of thirty (30) days following the date (the “Transfer Notice Date”) on which the Transfer Notice is given by the Transferring Member to the Company and each Eligible Member (the “Company Acceptance Period”), the Company shall have the right to purchase all of the Transfer Units on the same terms and conditions as set forth in the Transfer Notice. If the Company desires to exercise its right to purchase all or any portion of the Transfer Units, it shall give written notice (the “Company Purchase Notice”) to the Transferring Member no later than the expiration of the Acceptance Period. If the Company elects to purchase all of the Transfer Units, then the Transferring Member shall give a written closing notice, and the Company shall purchase the Transfer Units, in accordance with Section 10.3(e) below. If the Company elects to purchase less than all of the Transfer Units, then the Eligible Members shall have the right to purchase the remaining Transfer Units (the “Remaining Transfer Units”) as provided in Sections 10.3(c), (d) and (e) below.
 
(c)          For a period of fifteen (15) days following the Company Acceptance Period (the “Eligible Member Acceptance Period”), each Eligible Member shall have the right to purchase its pro rata share of the Remaining Transfer Units on the same terms and conditions as set forth in the Transfer Notice. If an Eligible Member desires to exercise its right to purchase all or any portion of its pro rata share of the Remaining Transfer Units, it shall give written notice (the “Eligible Member Purchase Notice”) to the Transferring Member, with a copy to the Company, no later than the expiration of the Eligible Member Acceptance Period. Each Eligible Member’s pro rata share of the Remaining Transfer Units shall be equal to a fraction, the numerator of which is the number of Units owned by such Eligible Member on the Transfer Notice Date and the denominator of which is the total number of outstanding Units owned by all of the Eligible Members other than the Transferring Member on the Transfer Notice Date.
 
(d)          Each Eligible Member may, in such Eligible Member’s Purchase Notice, offer to purchase more than such Eligible Member’s pro rata share of the Remaining Transfer Units (any such Eligible Member, an “Oversubscribing Member”) at the Transfer Purchase Price Per Unit. If less than all of the Eligible Members elect to purchase their pro rata share of the Remaining Transfer Units (the “Unsubscribed Units”), the right to purchase the Unsubscribed Units shall be allocated pro rata among the Oversubscribing Members (based on the number of outstanding Units owned by each Oversubscribing Member) up to the number of Remaining Transfer Units specified in such Oversubscribing Member’s Purchase Notice or on such other basis as such Oversubscribing Members may agree.
 
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(e)          If the Company and/or the Eligible Members elect to purchase any of the Transfer Units, the Transferring Member shall, promptly following the expiration of the Acceptance Period and the Eligible Member Acceptance Period, give written notice (the “Closing Notice”) to the Company and each Eligible Member that has elected to purchase Transfer Units (the Company and/or, if applicable, each such Eligible Member, a “Purchaser”). The Closing Notice shall set forth (i) a date of closing, which date shall not be earlier than five (5) days and not later than thirty (30) days following the date on which the Closing Notice is given, (ii) the number of Transfer Units to be purchased by each Purchaser, and (iii) the total Transfer Purchase Price payable by each Purchaser (which, with respect to each Purchaser, shall be equal to the product of the number of Transfer Units that such Purchaser has elected to purchase (including any Unsubscribed Units) and the Transfer Purchase Price Per Unit). At the closing, each Purchaser shall purchase the Transfer Units (including any Unsubscribed Units) that such Purchaser has elected to purchase by wire transfer of immediately available funds to an account designated by the Transferring Member against delivery of satisfactory evidence from the Company and the Transferring Member of the Transfer of the Transfer Units to such Purchaser in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement; provided, however, no Purchaser shall have any liability to purchase or pay for more than the number of Transfer Units it has elected to purchase pursuant to these provisions. The Purchasers may request waivers of any liens on, and evidence of good title to, the Transfer Units.
 
10.4       Right of Co-Sale.
 
(a)          If the Company and/or the Eligible Members do not purchase all of the Transfer Units pursuant to Section 10.3, the Transferring Member, within five (5) days after the expiration of the Eligible Member Acceptance Period, shall deliver to each Eligible Member, with a copy to the Company, a written notice (the “Co-Sale Notice”) that each such Eligible Member shall have the right (the “Co-Sale Right”), in accordance with the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement, to participate with the Transferring Member in the Transfer of the Remaining Transfer Units not purchased by the Eligible Members pursuant to the provisions of Section 10.3 hereof (the “Available Units”) on the terms and conditions set forth in the Transfer Notice described above and in accordance with this Section 10.4. The Co-Sale Notice shall set forth the date of closing of the proposed sale of the Available Units by the Transferring Member to the Proposed Transferee, which date shall not be earlier than ten (10) days and not later than thirty (30) days following the date on which the Co-Sale Notice is given. To the extent one or more of the Eligible Members exercise their Co-Sale Right, the number of Available Units that the Transferring Member may sell to the Proposed Transferee shall be correspondingly reduced.
 
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(b)          If an Eligible Member desires to exercise its Co-Sale Right, such Eligible Member shall give written notice (the “Inclusion Notice”) to the Transferring Member, with a copy to the Company, within five (5) days after the Co-Sale Notice is given (the “Co-Sale Election Period”). The Inclusion Notice shall indicate the number of Units such Eligible Member wishes to sell under its Co-Sale Right up to the number of Available Units. The maximum number of Units that each Eligible Member may sell under its Co-Sale Right shall be equal to the product obtained by multiplying (i) the aggregate number of Available Units covered by the Co-Sale Notice by (ii) a fraction, the numerator of which is the number of outstanding Units owned by such Eligible Member on the Transfer Notice Date and the denominator of which is the total number of outstanding Units owned by the Transferring Member and all other Eligible Members (such Units with respect to each Eligible Member, the “Co-Sale Right Units”). Any Eligible Member that delivers an Inclusion Notice to the Transferring Member, with a copy to the Company, within the Co-Sale Election Period is referred to hereinafter as a “Co-Sale Participant.”
 
(c)          At the closing of the sale of Available Units by the Transferring Member to the Proposed Transferee, each Co-Sale Participant shall deliver to the Proposed Transferee satisfactory evidence from the Company and such Co-Sale Participant in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement of the number of Co-Sale Right Units which such Co-Sale Participant has elected to sell. Upon receipt of such evidence, and concurrently with the purchase of Available Units from the Transferring Member, the Proposed Transferee shall remit to each Co-Sale Participant, by wire transfer of immediately available funds (or other means acceptable to such Co-Sale Participant), the total Transfer Purchase Price with respect to the Co-Sale Right Units (which total Transfer Purchase Price, with respect to each Co-Sale Participant, shall be equal to the product of the number of Co-Sale Right Units that such Co-Sale Participant has elected to sell and the Transfer Purchase Price Per Unit). To the extent that any Proposed Transferee refuses to purchase Co-Sale Right Unite from a Co-Sale Participant, the Transferring Member shall not sell to such Proposed Transferee any Available Units unless and until, simultaneously with such sale, such Transferring Member purchases the Co-Sale Right Units from the Co-Sale Participant on the same terms and conditions specified in the Transfer Notice.
 
(d)          In the event that no Eligible Member exercises its Co-Sale Right, then the Transferring Member may Transfer all of the Available Units to the Proposed Transferee on the terms and conditions set forth in the Transfer Notice. Any proposed Transfer on terms and conditions materially more favorable to the Proposed Transferee than those described in the Transfer Notice shall again be subject to the rights of first refusal and co-sale described herein and shall require compliance by a Transferring Member with the procedures described herein in connection therewith.
 
(e)          Neither the Transfer of Available Units by the Transferring Member nor the Transfer of Co-Sale Right Units by an Eligible Member shall be effective unless, contemporaneously with such Transfer, the Proposed Transferee executes a counterpart to this Agreement, thereby agreeing to be bound by all the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
 
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(f)          As a condition precedent to any Transfer pursuant to this Section 10.04, the Proposed Transferee shall become a party to this Agreement as a Member by executing a Joinder Agreement hereto in form and substance satisfactory to the Company.
 
10.5       Drag-Along Right.
 
(a)          In the event of an Approved Sale (as defined below), each Member agrees, to the extent required by the Proposed Acquirer, (i) to vote all Units at any meeting of Members (or consent pursuant to a written consent in lieu of such meeting) in favor of such Approved Sale, and to raise no objections against the Approved Sale or the process pursuant to which the Approved Sale was arranged, (ii) to waive any and all dissenters’, appraisal or similar rights with respect to such Approved Sale, and (iii) if the Approved Sale is structured as a sale of equity securities by the holders of the Units, to sell the Units then owned by such Member on the terms and conditions of such Approved Sale. “Approved Sale” means a Capital Transaction which has been approved by a Majority Interest. Each Member will take all necessary and desirable actions in connection with the consummation of the transactions pertaining to the Approved Sale, including, without limitation, entering into an agreement reflecting the terms of the Approved Sale, giving customary and reasonable representations and warranties, and executing and delivering customary certificates or other documents.
 
(b)          As security for the performance of each Member’s obligations in connection with such Approved Sale, after the approval of the Board of Directors and a Majority Interest has been obtained pursuant to Section 10.5(a) above, each Member hereby grants to the Company, with full power of substitution and resubstitution, an irrevocable proxy to vote all Units at all meetings of the Members held or taken after the date of this Agreement with respect to an Approved Sale or to execute any written consent in lieu thereof, and hereby irrevocably appoints the Company, with full power of substitution and resubstitution, as such Member’s attorney-in-fact with authority to sign any documents with respect to any such vote or any actions by written consent of the Members taken after the date of this Agreement with respect to such Approved Sale. This proxy shall be deemed to be coupled with an interest and shall be irrevocable. This proxy shall terminate upon the consummation of or termination of negotiations with respect to, the applicable Approved Sale.
 
(c)          In the event of an Approved Sale, the Company shall give written notice to each Member (the “Approved Sale Notice”). The Approved Sale Notice shall set forth (i) the name and address of the proposed acquirer in the Approved Sale (the “Proposed Acquirer”), (ii) the terms and conditions of the Approved Sale, including the price and consideration to be paid by the Proposed Acquirer and the terms and conditions of payment, (iii) any other material facts relating to the Approved Sale, and (iv) the date and location of the closing of the Approved Sale. The Company shall enclose with the Approved Sale Notice a copy of any term sheet, letter of intent or other written document with respect to the Approved Sale. Subject to the conditions and limitations set forth in this Agreement, each Member will take all actions deemed necessary or appropriate by the Board of Directors and a Majority Interest in connection with the Approved Sale.
 
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(d)          This Section 10.5 shall not limit in any manner the ability of the Company to enter into an agreement with respect to, or consummate, a Capital Transaction on terms which do not satisfy the conditions set forth in this Section 10.5; provided, however, in the event of any such non-complying Capital Transaction, the Members shall have no obligation pursuant to this Section 10.5 to take any action with respect to such Capital Transaction.
 
(e)          Purchaser Representative. In connection with an Approved Sale, any Members that are not accredited investors (as that term is defined in Rule 501 of the Securities Act) will, at the request of the Company, appoint a purchaser representative (as such term is defined in Rule 501 of the Securities Act) reasonably acceptable to the Company. If any such Member appoints a purchaser representative designated by the Company, the Company will pay the reasonable fees of such purchaser representative, but if any such Member declines to appoint the purchaser representative designated by the Company such Member will appoint another purchaser representative (reasonably acceptable to the Company), and such Member will be responsible for the fees of the purchaser representative so appointed.
 
10.6       Substitution of Members. A transferee of a Unit shall have the right to become a substitute Member only with the consent of the Board of Directors. The admission of a substitute Member shall not result in the release of the Member who assigned the Unit from any liability that such Member may have to the Company.
 
10.7       Right to Restructure. Upon the election in writing of a Majority Interest, the Company may be reorganized or converted to one or more other entities (collectively, the “Continuing Company”) by such means (including, without limitation, merger or consolidation or other business combination, transfer of all or a part of the Company’s assets and/or transfer or exchange of the Members’ respective Units) as a Majority Interest may reasonably select if the a Majority Interest determines that such a restructuring is necessary or desirable to improve tax efficiency for the Company and its subsidiaries taken as a whole, facilitate raising capital for the business of the Company and its subsidiaries, or for any other appropriate purpose (a “Restructuring”); provided that best efforts shall be used to (i) cause any Restructuring to be a tax free transaction under the Code, and (ii) to ensure, if applicable, that the equity interests of the Continuing Company issued to the Members in exchange or replacement of the Units of the Company held thereby prior to the Restructuring shall have substantially the same rights, preferences and obligations (including vesting terms, voting rights, transfer restrictions, treatment upon a Capital Transaction or Approved Sale, and the like). In furtherance of the foregoing, each Member agrees (i) to vote all Units at any meeting of Members (or consent pursuant to a written consent in lieu of such meeting) in favor of such Restructuring, and to raise no objections against the Restructuring or the process pursuant to which the Restructuring was arranged, (ii) to waive any and all dissenters’, appraisal or similar rights with respect to such Restructuring, (iii) if the Restructuring is structured as a sale of equity securities by the holders of the Units, to sell the Units then owned by such Member on the terms and conditions of such Restructuring, and (iv) that, to the maximum extent applicable, the provisions of Sections 10.5(b) through 10.5(e) shall apply, mutatis mutandis, to a Restructuring as though it were an Approved Sale subject to the provisions of Section 10.5.
 
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10.8       Founding Member.
 
(a)          Definitions. The following definitions shall apply to this Section 10.8 (Founding Member):
 
(i)           “Founding Member” shall mean Charles R. Farrell.
 
(ii)          “Triggering Event” shall mean the death, Total and Permanent Disability (as defined above at Section 5.6(b)), or the adjudication by a court of competent jurisdiction as to the incompetence of the Founding Member.
 
(iii)        “Personal Representative” shall mean the executor, administrator, guardian, personal representative, or trustee of the Founding Member or the Founding Member’s estate, as the case may be.
 
(b)          Purchase of Membership Interest. Upon a Triggering Event, but subject to the requirements of any pledge in favor of Lender, the Personal Representative shall have the right to require that the Company purchase from the Personal Representative all Units owned by the Founding Member (or the trustee of his revocable trust) as of the date of the Triggering Event for the purchase price set forth in Section 10.8(c) hereof and on the terms of purchase set forth in Section 10.8(d) hereof. If the Founding Member shall also, at the time of his death, Total and Permanent Disability (as defined above), or adjudication of incompetence by a court of competent jurisdiction, have been a Key Person as defined above, then the terms of Section 5.6(b) above shall govern the operation of the purchase of his Units instead of these Sections 10.8(b), 10.8(c), and 10.8(d).
 
(c)          Purchase Price. The purchase price for the Units purchased pursuant to Section 10.8(b) of this Agreement (the “Purchase Price”) shall be determined by an independent appraiser (an “Appraiser”) mutually agreed upon by the Company and the Personal Representative.  In the event that the parties are unable to agree upon the identity of an independent appraiser for a period of ninety (90) days following Triggering Event, either party may file an arbitration action with the American Arbitration Association requesting that an Appraiser be appointed.  The Appraiser shall arrive at the value of Units subject to valuation, which value shall be determined as of the date of the event Triggering Event.  In reaching his or her determination of the Purchase Price, the Appraiser shall rely on the accounting records or related financial statements of the Company for the period as of the date on which the determination is made. The Appraiser may make appropriate adjustments to such records to reflect corrections or errors and the application of sound accounting principles which have been consistently followed.  The Appraiser may rely on the advice of the Company’s financial advisors, accountants, legal counsel and other advisors in reaching its determination.  The Appraiser may also, to the extent that he or she deems such reliance to be prudent, rely upon the valuation methods approved by the Company in past activities where a determination of Purchase Price was made.  The Appraiser shall apply no discount for minority interest or lack of marketability in making a determination of Purchase Price.  The determination of the Purchase Price by the Appraiser shall be conclusive and binding upon the Founding Member and the Company, and their successors, assigns, heirs, executors and administrators.
 
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(d)          Payment of the Purchase Price. Unless otherwise specified in this Agreement or by mutual agreement of the parties, the closing of the purchase and sale of the Units subject to this Section 10.8 shall take place at the offices of the Company within thirty (30) days after determination of the Purchase Price. At the option of the Company, the Purchase Price shall be paid (i) in immediately available funds or (ii) by delivering a Promissory Note to the Personal Representative for One Hundred Percent (100%) of the Purchase Price bearing interest at the PRIME rate of interest as published in the Money Rates Section of The Wall Street Journal plus 2% payable in equal monthly installments of principal and interest for a period not to exceed five (5) years which note may be prepaid in full at any time without penalty.
 
ARTICLE XI
DISSOLUTION, LIQUIDATION, AND TERMINATION; DISSOCIATION

11.1       Dissolution. The Company shall be dissolved upon (i) the entry of an order of judicial dissolution pursuant to Sections 4101(a)(4) or 4101(a)(5) of the Act or (ii) the decision of a Majority Interest.
 
11.2       Liquidating Distributions. In settling accounts upon winding up and liquidation of the Company, the assets of the Company shall be applied and distributed as expeditiously as possible in the following order:
 
(a)          To pay (or make reasonable provision for the payment of) all creditors of the Company, including, to the extent permitted by law. Members that are creditors, in satisfaction of liabilities of the Company in the order of priority provided by law, including expenses relating to the dissolution and winding up of the Company, discharging liabilities of the Company, distributing the assets of the Company and terminating the Company as a limited liability company in accordance with this Agreement and the Act); and
 
(b)          To the Members in accordance with Section 8.2, subject to Section 8.5.
 
11.3       Orderly Winding Up. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, upon winding up and liquidation, if required to maximize the proceeds of liquidation, the Members may, upon approval of a Majority Interest, transfer the assets of the Company to a liquidating trust or trustees.
 
ARTICLE XII
DEFINITIONS
 
12.1       Terms Defined Elsewhere in the Agreement. For purposes of this Agreement, the following terms have the meaning set forth in the Section indicated:

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Term
Section
     
 
Act
Recitals
 
Additional Directors
3.2(b)(iv)
 
Adjusted Capital Account
12.2
 
Affiliate
12.2
 
Agreement
Preamble
 
Assignee
10.2(c)
 
Approved Sale
10.5(a)
 
Approved Sale Notice
10.5(c)
 
Available Units
10.4(a)
 
Board of Directors
3.1 (a)
 
Capital Account
12.2
 
Capital Contribution
12.2
 
Capital Transaction
12.2
 
Capital Transaction Proceeds
12.2
 
Articles
1.1
 
Articles of Organization
Preamble
 
CEO
4.1
 
Closing Notice
10.3(e)
 
Co-Sale Election Period
10.4(b)
 
Co-Sale Notice
10.4(a)
 
Co-Sale Participant
10.4(b)
 
Co-Sale Right
10.4(a)
 
Co-Sale Right Units
10.4(b)
 
Code
12.2
 
Collateral Action
10.1(c)
 
Company
Preamble
 
Company Acceptance Period
10.3 (b)
 
Company Purchase Notice
10.3 (b)
 
Confidential Information
12.2
 
Continuing Company
10.7
 
Control
12.2
 
COO
4.1
 
Covered Persons
3.11 (b)
 
Director; Directors
3.2(a)
 
Eligible Member
10.3(a)
 
Eligible Member Acceptance Period
10.3(c)
 
Eligible Member Purchase Notice
10.3(c)
 
Expenses
5.5(b)
 
Fair Market Value
12.2
 
Fiscal Year
1.4
 
Incentive Units
2.10(b)
 
Inclusion Notice
10.4(b)
 
Indemnified Person
5.5(a)
 
Inventions
2.11(b)

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Investor Business Opportunity
3.11(b)
 
Key Person
5.6(b)
 
Key Person Policy
5.6(b)
 
Key Person Policy Payout Event (KPPPE)
5.6(b)
 
KPPPE Appraiser
5.6(b)
 
KPPPE Units
5.6(b)
 
KPPPE Units Purchase Price
5.6(b)
 
Major Member
12.2
 
Majority Interest
12.2
 
Member
Preamble
 
Membership Interest
7.1
 
New Securities
12.2
 
Officer
4.1
 
Oversubscribing Member
10.3(d)
 
Partnership Representative
3.4(f)
 
Permitted Transfer
10.1(a)
 
Permitted Transferee
10.1(a)
 
Person
12.2
 
Plan
12.2
 
President
4.1
 
Prior Agreement
Preamble
 
Proceeding
5.5(c)
 
Proceeds Available for Distribution
12.2
 
Proposed Acquirer
10.5(c)
 
Proposed Transferee
10.3(a)
 
Purchase Right
10.6(c)
 
Purchaser
10.3(e)
 
Remaining Transfer Units
10.3(b)
 
Restructuring
10.7
 
Secretary
4.1
 
Secretary of State
Preamble
 
Service Provider NDA
2.9(a)
 
Strike Price
2.10(d)
 
Subsequent Owner
10.1(c)
 
Subsidiaries
1.2
 
Tax Distribution
8.3
 
Total and Permanent Disability
5.6(b)
 
Transfer
10.1(a)
 
Transferring Member
10.3(a)
 
Transfer Notice
10.3(a)
 
Transfer Notice Date
10.3(b)
 
Transfer Purchase Price Per Unit
10.3(a)
 
Transfer Units
10.3(a)
 
Transfer
10.1(a)
 
Treasury Regulation
12.2
 
UCC
2.10(b)
 
Unsubscribed Units
10.3(d)
 
Units
2.10(a)
 
Vesting Agreement
2.10(c)

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12.2       Other Definitions. For purposes of this Agreement the following terms have the following meanings:

Adjusted Capital Account” means, with respect to any Member, the balance, if any, in such Member’s Capital Account as of the end of the relevant Fiscal Year or other relevant period, after giving effect to the following adjustments:
 
(a)          increase such balance by any amounts which such Member is obligated to restore (pursuant to this Agreement or by law) or is deemed to be obligated to restore pursuant to Treasury Regulation Section 1.74-l(b)(2)(ii)(c) or the penultimate sentence of each of Treasury Regulation Sections 1.74-2(1X5) and 1.74-2(g)(l); and
 
(b)          decrease such balance by the items described in Treasury Regulation Section 1.74-l(b)(2)(ii)(d)(4), (5) and (6).

Affiliate” means a Person that directly or indirectly through one or more intermediaries Controls, is Controlled by or is under common Control with the Person specified.

Capital Account” means the capital account maintained by the Company for each Member as described in Section 6.3.

Capital Contribution” means, for any Member, all cash and the agreed fair market value of the property contributed by the Member to the Company, as set forth on Schedule A hereto.

Capital Transaction” means any liquidation of the Company or any sale or other disposition of all or substantially all of the assets of the Company in a single transaction or an integrated series of transactions entered into with the intent of disposing of all or substantially all of the assets of the Company or any transfer in a single transaction or an integrated series of transactions to a person or group of affiliated persons of the Company’s securities if, after such transfer(s), such person or group of affiliated persons would hold 50% or more of the outstanding voting stock of the Company (or the surviving or acquiring entity), including by way of merger or consolidation of the Company with or into any other entity; provided that no Collateral Action shall be deemed a Capital Transaction.. Capital Transaction also means any recovery under any insurance policy providing for protection against a loss of any significant portion of the Company’s assets.

Capital Transaction Proceeds” means the net receipts resulting from a Capital Transaction after deducting (a) all costs and expenses of the Company directly related to the Capital Transaction, (b) the amount (if any) to discharge all debts and obligations of the Company required to be paid as a result of the Capital Transaction, and (c) any reasonable reserves that are required for the fixed, contingent or future liabilities or obligations of the Company.

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Code” means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.

Confidential Information” means all documents and information, whether written or oral (including, without limitation, confidential and proprietary information with respect to customers, sales, marketing, production, costs, business operations and assets), of the Company.

Control” of a Person means the possession, direct or indirect, of the power to vote in excess of 50% of the voting power of such Person, to appoint the majority of the managers, general partners or the equivalent of such Person, or to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of such Person (e.g.. as managing member or in a similar capacity but not including an advisory or management agreement (in the case of a managed account)).

Fair Market Value” means, with respect to any asset, as of the date of determination, the cash price (as determined in the reasonable discretion of the Board of Directors) at which a willing seller would sell, and a willing buyer would buy, each being apprised of all relevant facts and neither acting under compulsion, such asset in an arm’s-length negotiated transaction with an unaffiliated third party without time constraints.

Lender” means GB Encore Lender I, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company or its successor, assign, designee or transferee pursuant to the Loan and Security Agreement.

Loan and Security Agreement” means the Loan and Security Agreement, dated on or about the date hereof, between the Company and Lender.

Major Member” means any Member holding at least 10% of the outstanding Units (which Units must be vested in the case of Incentive Units).

Majority Interest” means Members holding more than fifty percent (50%) of the outstanding Units (including any vested Incentive Units, but excluding all other Incentive Units), with each Member treated as if it continued to hold any Units held by an Assignee who is a direct or indirect transferee of such Member.

New Securities” means any equity securities (or securities exercisable for or convertible into equity securities) of any kind or class issued by the Company after the date hereof, including Units.

Person” means any individual, corporation, partnership, limited liability company, firm, joint venture, association, joint-stock company, trust, estate, unincorporated organization, governmental or regulatory body or other entity.

Plan” means any equity incentive plan to be adopted by the Board of Directors for the grant or issuance of Incentive Units to employees, consultants, directors or advisors of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries.

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Proceeds Available for Distribution” means all cash receipts (excluding proceeds from Capital Contributions) after deduction for payments of operating expenses, other cash expenditures, and any amounts set aside for the restoration, increase or creation of reasonable reserves.

Treasury Regulation” means a regulation issued by the United States Department of the Treasury and relating to a matter arising under the Code.
 
ARTICLE XIII
GENERAL PROVISIONS
 
13.1       Offset. Whenever the Company is obligated to pay any sum to any Member, any amounts that such Member owes the Company may be deducted from said sum before payment.
 
13.2       Notices. Except as expressly set forth to the contrary in this Agreement, all notices, requests, or consents required or permitted to be given under this Agreement must be in writing and shall be deemed to have been given (a) three (3) days after the date mailed by registered or certified mail, addressed to the recipient, with return receipt requested, or (b) upon delivery to the recipient in person or by courier  Such notices, requests and consents shall be given (x) to the Members at the addresses set forth opposite their respective names on Schedule A or such other address as may be specified by notice to the Board of Directors, and (y) to the Company or the Board of Directors at the address of the principal office of Company and (z) to Lender at the address set forth in the Loan and Security Agreement. Whenever any notice is required to be given by law, the Articles or this Agreement, a written waiver thereof, signed by the Person entitled to notice, whether before or after the time stated therein, shall be deemed equivalent to the giving of such notice.
 
13.3       Entire Agreement. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement of the Member relating to the Company and supersedes all prior contracts or agreements with respect to the Company, whether oral or written.
 
13.4       Consent to Jurisdiction. The Member hereby consents to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of State of Vermont in connection with any matter or dispute arising under this Agreement regarding the affairs of the Company.
 
13.5       Amendment or Modification. Except as otherwise set forth herein, this Agreement and the Articles may be modified or amended, and any provision hereof may be waived, by an instrument in writing if such modification, amendment or waiver has been approved by a Majority Interest and such writing is signed by a Majority Interest; provided, however, that (a) no such amendment, modification or waiver may, without the consent of each affected Member, require any Member to make contributions to the Company or make the Member liable for any debts or obligations of the Company, and (b) any amendment, modification or waiver of any provision of this Agreement pertaining to a Member’s right to vote or a Member’s right to receive distributions or allocations that would materially and adversely affect a Member or group of Members disproportionately than other Members or another group of Members shall also require the written consent or affirmative vote of (or a waiver executed by) such disproportionately and materially adversely affected Member or, in the case of a group of Members so affected, a majority in interest of such group. Any amendment, modification or waiver effected in accordance with this Section 13.5 shall be binding on all Members whether or not any such Member consented thereto or was a party to the instrument effecting the same.
 
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13.6       Binding Effect. Subject to the restrictions on transfers set forth in this Agreement, this Agreement is binding on and inures to the benefit of the Member and its heirs, legal representatives, successors and assigns.
 
13.7       Governing Law; Severability. This Agreement is governed by and shall be construed in accordance with the law of the State of Vermont, exclusive of its conflict-of-laws principles. In the event of a conflict between the provisions of this Agreement and any provision of the Articles or the Act, the applicable provision of this Agreement shall control, to the extent permitted by law. If any provision of this Agreement or the application thereof to any Person or circumstance is held invalid or unenforceable to any extent, the remainder of this Agreement and the application of that provision shall be enforced to the fullest extent permitted by law.
 
13.8       Waiver of Certain Rights. Each Member irrevocably waives any right it may have for partition of the property of the Company. The failure of any Member to insist upon strict performance of a covenant hereunder or of any obligation hereunder, irrespective of the length of time for which such failure continues, shall not be a waiver of such Member’s right to demand strict compliance herewith in the future. No consent or waiver, express or implied, to or of any breach or default in the performance of any obligation hereunder, shall constitute a consent or waiver to or of any other breach or default in the performance of the same or any other obligation hereunder.
 
13.9       No Right to Continued Service. Nothing in this Agreement is intended to alter the at-will status of a Member’s service to the Company as an employee or in any other capacity.
 
13.10     Interpretation. For the purposes of this Agreement, terms not defined in this Agreement shall be defined as provided in the Act; and all nouns, pronouns and verbs used in this Agreement shall be construed as masculine, feminine, neuter, singular, or plural, whichever shall be applicable. Titles or captions of Articles and Sections contained in this Agreement are inserted as a matter of convenience and for reference, and in no way define, limit, extend or describe the scope of this Agreement or the intent of any provision hereof.
 
13.11     Agreement Drafted by Company’s Attorney. The Members acknowledge that the Company’s counsel, David R. Gurtman, Esquire, has prepared this Agreement on behalf of and in the course of his representation of the Company and that prior to the execution of this Agreement each Member understands that: (a)  the Company’s counsel represents the Company and not any individual Member; (b)  a conflict of interest may exist between a Member’s individual interests and those of the Company and the other Members; and (c)  the Member has been advised by the Company’s  counsel to seek the advice of independent counsel and has had the opportunity to seek the advice of independent counsel with regard to the execution of this Agreement as the Member saw fit.

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ENCORE REDEVELOPMENT, LLC OPERATING AGREEMENT MEMBER COUNTERPART SIGNATURE PAGE

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned, hereby agrees to become a Member of the Company and further hereby agrees to be subject to and bound by the terms and conditions contained in this Limited Liability Company Agreement as of the date hereof.

MEMBER(S)(Individuals):

 
MEMBER (Non-Individuals):

         


  November 24, 2021
Date of Execution

 
Date of Execution



 



 
iSun, Inc.  
Member Signature
   
Name of Entity
 
         
      By: /s/ Jeffrey Peck  
Print Name
   
Signature*
 
           
      Its: CEO  
        Title
 
         
(Additional Member Signature, if any)

 
Jeffrey Peck

     
Print Name
 
Print Name
       
         


  Address:
400 Avenue D, Suite 10
       
Williston, VT 05495
         
Address:          
       
Email
 
           
Email
     
tax identification number
 
         
Social Security Number(s)

 
 
         


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Exhibit 99.1

iSun, Inc
400 Avenue D, Suite 10
Williston VT, 05495

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
iSun announces investment in Encore Renewable Energy

New capital will further accelerate both parties’ geographic expansion and expand iSun’s pipeline for continued growth.

WILLISTON, Vt.--(BUSINESS WIRE)—iSun, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISUN) (the “Company”, or “iSun”), a leading solar energy and clean mobility infrastructure company with 50-years of construction experience in solar, electrical and data services and a provider of proprietary electric vehicle charging platforms, today announced it has reached a definitive agreement to make a strategic minority interest equity investment in Encore Renewable Energy, a leading innovator in community-scale clean energy and Top 20 US commercial solar developer.

HIGHLIGHTS:

Investment to accelerate expansion of iSun’s Commercial, Industrial and Utility businesses into new geographic markets

Provides collaboration opportunities across both parties’ project pipelines

Extends Encore’s long-term experience as a registered B-Corp to iSun’s ESG initiatives

Enables Encore to expand its geographic reach while advancing innovative clean energy solutions including solar + storage, brownfield redevelopment and dual land-use/agrivoltaics initiatives

Further strengthens the long-standing relationship between two leading innovators in the community-scale clean energy sector.

iSun’s investment aligns with its previously stated growth objectives. First announced in late 2019, iSun’s growth strategy highlighted the specific steps the Company would take to accelerate the nation’s transition to solar energy across all sectors. The investment compliments two of the strategy's key pillars - organic growth organic regional growth by expanding relationships with existing Industrial and Utility customers, and investment in companies capable of increasing project pipeline opportunities.

“This partnership reflects the progress we’ve steadily been making against our three-pronged strategy for growth,” said Jeffrey Peck, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of iSun. “By deepening our long-standing relationship with Encore Renewable Energy, we will gain invaluable insights into new geographic markets which we can use to further advance our C&I strategy. Equally important: we will be strengthening a long-term relationship with a partner whose values and commitment to innovation mirrors ours. Encore’s experience in reclaiming undervalued real estate for clean energy generation and storage, and revitalizing communities with the deployment of agrivoltaic solutions illustrates their understanding of the challenges often associated with getting buy-in for community-scale clean energy development projects, and ultimately reduces barriers for solar adoption. As a Certified B Corporation and a values driven organization, Encore is a leader in creating a new industry standard. We’re proud to have them as a partner.”


iSun, Inc
400 Avenue D, Suite 10
Williston VT, 05495

"This new infusion of capital from iSun will allow us to more than double our project development pipeline over the next 12 months," offered Chad Farrell, CEO and Founder of Encore Renewable Energy. "Deploying additional community-scale solar and solar + storage solutions across the Northeast and other strategic markets supports our ongoing work to accelerate the transition to a robust clean energy economy powered by low cost, carbon free renewable resources."

About iSun Inc.
Since 1972, iSun has accelerated the adoption of proven, life-improving innovations in electrification technology. iSun has been the trusted electrical contractor to Fortune 500 companies for decades and has installed clean rooms, fiber optic cables, flight simulators, and over 400 megawatts of solar systems.  The Company has provided solar EPC services across residential, commercial & industrial, and utility scale projects and provides solar electric vehicle charging solutions for both grid-tied and battery backed solar EV charging systems. iSun believes that the transition to clean, renewable solar energy is the most important investment to make today and is focused on profitable growth opportunities. Please visit www.isunenergy.com for additional information.

About Encore Renewable Energy
Encore Renewable Energy is a Burlington, Vermont-based leader in commercial renewable energy with a proven track record in solar development from concept to completion. Founded in 2007 as Encore Redevelopment, their team specializes in the design, development, financing, permitting, and construction of solar and energy storage projects on landfills, brownfields, rooftops and carports. As a values-led company, Encore is committed to revitalizing communities and creating a cleaner, brighter future for all. For more information about Encore, please visit encorerenewableenergy.com. Stay connected via Twitter and LinkedIn.

Forward Looking Statements
This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. Words or phrases such as "may," "should," "expects," "could," "intends," "plans," "anticipates," "estimates," "believes," "forecasts," "predicts" or other similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, which include, without limitation, earnings forecasts, effective tax rate, statements relating to our business strategy and statements of expectations, beliefs, future plans and strategies and anticipated developments concerning our industry, business, operations and financial performance and condition.


iSun, Inc
400 Avenue D, Suite 10
Williston VT, 05495

The forward-looking statements included in this press release are based on our current expectations, projections, estimates and assumptions. These statements are only predictions, not guarantees. Such forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict. These risks and uncertainties may cause actual results to differ materially from what is forecast in such forward-looking statements, and include, without limitation, the risk factors described from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K.

All forward-looking statements included in this press release are based on information currently available to us, and we assume no obligation to update any forward-looking statement except as may be required by law.

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