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As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 31, 2016

File No. 001-37762


UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

Amendment No. 4
to

Form 10

GENERAL FORM FOR REGISTRATION OF SECURITIES
Pursuant to Section 12(b) or (g) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Yum China Holdings, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
  81-2421743
(I.R.S. employer
identification number)

1441 Gardiner Lane
Louisville, Kentucky
(Address of principal executive offices)

 

40213
(Zip code)

(888) 298-6986
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

Securities to be registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each class to be so registered   Name of each exchange on which each
class is to be registered
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share   New York Stock Exchange

        Securities to be registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act: None

        Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of "large accelerated filer," "accelerated filer" and "smaller reporting company" in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

Large accelerated filer o   Accelerated filer o   Non-accelerated filer ý
(Do not check if a
smaller reporting company)
  Smaller reporting company o



YUM CHINA HOLDINGS, INC.
INFORMATION REQUIRED IN REGISTRATION STATEMENT
CROSS-REFERENCE SHEET BETWEEN INFORMATION STATEMENT
AND ITEMS OF FORM 10

        This Registration Statement on Form 10 incorporates by reference information contained in the Information Statement filed herewith as Exhibit 99.1. The cross-reference sheet below identifies where the items required by Form 10 can be found in the Information Statement.

Item 1.    Business.

        The information required by this item is contained under the sections of the Information Statement entitled "Information Statement Summary," "Risk Factors," "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations," "Business," "Certain Relationships and Related Person Transactions," "The Separation and Distribution" and "Where You Can Find More Information" Those sections are incorporated herein by reference.

Item 1A.    Risk Factors.

        The information required by this item is contained under the section of the Information Statement entitled "Risk Factors" That section is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 2.    Financial Information.

        The information required by this item is contained under the sections of the Information Statement entitled "Unaudited Pro Forma Combined Financial Statements," "Selected Historical Combined Financial Data" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations." Those sections are incorporated herein by reference.

Item 3.    Properties.

        The information required by this item is contained under the section of the Information Statement entitled "Business—Properties." That section is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 4.    Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management.

        The information required by this item is contained under the section of the Information Statement entitled "Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management." That section is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 5.    Directors and Executive Officers.

        The information required by this item is contained under the section of the Information Statement entitled "Management of the Company." That section is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 6.    Executive Compensation.

        The information required by this item is contained under the sections of the Information Statement entitled "Executive Compensation," "Compensation Discussion and Analysis" and "Management of the Company—Compensation Committee Interlocks and Insider Participation." Those sections are incorporated herein by reference.

Item 7.    Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and Director Independence.

        The information required by this item is contained under the sections of the Information Statement entitled "Management of the Company" and "Certain Relationships and Related Person Transactions." Those sections are incorporated herein by reference.


Item 8.    Legal Proceedings.

        The information required by this item is contained under the section of the Information Statement entitled "Business—Legal Proceedings." That section is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.    Market Price of and Dividends on the Registrant's Common Equity and Related Stockholder Matters.

        The information required by this item is contained under the sections of the Information Statement entitled "Dividend Policy," "Capitalization," "Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management," "The Separation and Distribution—Market for the Company's Common Stock" and "Description of Capital Stock." Those sections are incorporated herein by reference.

Item 10.    Recent Sales of Unregistered Securities.

        The information required by this item is contained under the section of the Information Statement entitled "Description of Capital Stock—Sale of Unregistered Securities." That section is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 11.    Description of Registrant's Securities to Be Registered.

        The information required by this item is contained under the sections of the Information Statement entitled "Dividend Policy," "The Separation and Distribution" and "Description of Capital Stock." Those sections are incorporated herein by reference.

Item 12.    Indemnification of Directors and Officers.

        The information required by this item is contained under the sections of the Information Statement entitled "Description of Capital Stock—Limitations on Liability, Indemnification of Officers and Directors and Insurance" and "Certain Relationships and Related Person Transactions—The Separation and Distribution Agreement—Indemnification." Those sections are incorporated herein by reference.

Item 13.    Financial Statements and Supplementary Data.

        The information required by this item is contained under the section of the Information Statement entitled "Index to Financial Information" and the financial statements referenced therein. That section is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 14.    Changes in and Disagreements with Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure.

        None.

Item 15.    Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(a)
Financial Statements

        The information required by this item is contained under the section of the Information Statement entitled "Index to Financial Information" and the financial statements referenced therein. That section is incorporated herein by reference.


(b)
Exhibits

        See below.

        The following documents are filed as exhibits hereto:

Exhibit
Number
  Exhibit Description
  2.1   Form of Separation and Distribution Agreement**

 

3.1

 

Form of Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of Yum China Holdings, Inc.**

 

3.2

 

Form of Amended and Restated Bylaws of Yum China Holdings, Inc.**

 

4.1

 

Form of Rights Agreement between Yum China Holdings, Inc. and American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC, as rights agent*

 

4.2

 

Form of Certificate of Designations of Preferred Stock*

 

10.1

 

Form of Master License Agreement**

 

10.2

 

Form of Tax Matters Agreement**

 

10.3

 

Form of Employee Matters Agreement**

 

10.4

 

Form of Transition Services Agreement**

 

10.5

 

Form of Name License Agreement**

 

10.6

 

Form of Guaranty of Master License Agreement**

 

10.7


Form of Yum China Holdings, Inc. Long Term Incentive Plan*

 

21.1

 

Subsidiaries of Yum China Holdings, Inc.*

 

99.1

 

Information Statement of Yum China Holdings, Inc., preliminary and subject to completion, dated August 31, 2016**

*
To be filed by amendment.

**
Filed herewith.

Management contract or compensatory plan or arrangement.


SIGNATURES

        Pursuant to the requirements of Section 12 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this registration statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

    YUM CHINA HOLDINGS, INC.

 

 

By:

 

/s/ MICKY PANT

        Name:   Micky Pant
        Title:   Chief Executive Officer

        Date: August 31, 2016




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YUM CHINA HOLDINGS, INC. INFORMATION REQUIRED IN REGISTRATION STATEMENT CROSS-REFERENCE SHEET BETWEEN INFORMATION STATEMENT AND ITEMS OF FORM 10
SIGNATURES

Exhibit 2.1

 

SEPARATION AND DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT

 

BY AND BETWEEN

 

YUM! BRANDS, INC.,

 

YUM RESTAURANTS CONSULTING (SHANGHAI) COMPANY LIMITED

 

AND

 

YUM CHINA HOLDINGS, INC.

 

DATED AS OF [·], 2016

 



 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

 

Page

 

 

 

 

ARTICLE I DEFINITIONS

 

2

 

 

 

ARTICLE II THE SEPARATION

 

13

 

 

 

2.1

Transfer of Assets and Assumption of Liabilities

 

13

2.2

SpinCo Assets; YUM Assets

 

15

2.3

SpinCo Liabilities; YUM Liabilities

 

17

2.4

Approvals and Notifications

 

19

2.5

Novation of Liabilities

 

22

2.6

Release of Guarantees

 

23

2.7

Termination of Agreements

 

24

2.8

Treatment of Shared Contracts

 

25

2.9

Bank Accounts; Cash Balances

 

26

2.10

Ancillary Agreements

 

27

2.11

Disclaimer of Representations and Warranties

 

27

2.12

Financial Information Certifications

 

28

2.13

Transition Committee

 

28

 

 

 

 

ARTICLE III THE DISTRIBUTION

 

29

 

 

 

3.1

Sole and Absolute Discretion; Cooperation

 

29

3.2

Actions Prior to the Distribution

 

29

3.3

Conditions to the Distribution

 

30

3.4

The Distribution

 

32

 

 

 

 

ARTICLE IV MUTUAL RELEASES, INDEMNIFICATION AND LITIGATION

 

33

 

 

 

4.1

Release of Pre-Distribution Claims

 

33

4.2

Indemnification by the SpinCo Parties

 

35

4.3

Indemnification by YUM

 

36

4.4

Indemnification Obligations Net of Insurance Proceeds and Other Amounts

 

37

4.5

Procedures for Indemnification of Third-Party Claims

 

38

4.6

Additional Matters

 

40

4.7

Right of Contribution

 

41

4.8

Covenant Not to Sue

 

41

4.9

Remedies Cumulative

 

42

4.10

Survival of Indemnities

 

42

4.11

Coordination with Ancillary Agreements

 

42

4.12

Management of Certain Actions

 

42

4.13

Settlement of Actions

 

44

 

 

 

 

ARTICLE V CERTAIN OTHER MATTERS

 

44

 

 

 

5.1

Insurance Matters

 

44

5.2

Late Payments

 

46

5.3

Treatment of Payments for Tax Purposes

 

47

5.4

Non-Solicitation

 

47

 

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5.5

Inducement

 

47

5.6

Post-Effective Time Conduct

 

47

 

 

 

 

ARTICLE VI EXCHANGE OF INFORMATION; CONFIDENTIALITY

 

48

 

 

 

6.1

Agreement for Exchange of Information

 

48

6.2

Ownership of Information

 

49

6.3

Compensation for Providing Information

 

49

6.4

Record Retention

 

49

6.5

Limitations of Liability

 

49

6.6

Other Agreements Providing for Exchange of Information

 

49

6.7

Production of Witnesses; Records; Cooperation

 

50

6.8

Privileged Matters

 

51

6.9

Confidentiality

 

53

6.10

Protective Arrangements

 

54

 

 

 

 

ARTICLE VII DISPUTE RESOLUTION

 

55

 

 

 

7.1

Good-Faith Negotiation

 

55

7.2

Mandatory Mediation

 

55

7.3

Confidential Arbitration

 

56

7.4

Confidentiality

 

57

7.5

Conduct and Tolling During Dispute Resolution Process

 

58

7.6

Limitations Period

 

58

7.7

Enforcement Costs

 

58

7.8

Litigation and Unilateral Commencement of Arbitration

 

58

 

 

 

 

ARTICLE VIII FURTHER ASSURANCES AND ADDITIONAL COVENANTS

 

58

 

 

 

8.1

Further Assurances

 

58

 

 

 

 

ARTICLE IX TERMINATION

 

59

 

 

 

9.1

Termination

 

59

9.2

Effect of Termination

 

59

 

 

 

 

ARTICLE X MISCELLANEOUS

 

59

 

 

 

10.1

Counterparts; Entire Agreement; Corporate Power; Facsimile Signatures

 

59

10.2

Governing Law

 

60

10.3

Binding Effect; Assignability

 

60

10.4

No Third-Party Beneficiaries

 

60

10.5

Notices

 

61

10.6

Severability

 

62

10.7

Force Majeure

 

62

10.8

No Set-Off

 

62

10.9

Expenses

 

63

10.10

Headings

 

63

10.11

Survival of Covenants

 

63

10.12

Waivers of Default; Remedies Cumulative

 

63

10.13

Specific Performance

 

63

10.14

Amendments

 

63

 

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10.15

Interpretation

 

63

10.16

Limitations of Liability

 

64

10.17

Performance

 

64

10.18

Mutual Drafting

 

64

 

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SCHEDULES

 

Schedule 1.1

SpinCo Discontinued or Divested Businesses

Schedule 1.2

SpinCo Contracts

Schedule 1.3(a)

SpinCo Intellectual Property

Schedule 1.3(c)

SpinCo Other IP

Schedule 1.4(a)

Specified Real Property

Schedule 1.4(b)

Specified Real Property Leases

Schedule 1.5

SpinCo Software

Schedule 1.6

SpinCo Technology

Schedule 1.7

YUM Software

Schedule 1.8

YUM Technology

Schedule 1.9

Transferred Entities

Schedule 1.10

SpinCo Specified Actions

Schedule 1.11

YUM Specified Actions

Schedule 2.1(a)

Plan of Reorganization

Schedule 2.2(a)(xi)

SpinCo Assets

Schedule 2.2(b)(iii)

YUM Intellectual Property

Schedule 2.2(b)(vi)

YUM Assets (Other)

Schedule 2.3(a)(vi)

SpinCo Liabilities (Other)

Schedule 2.3(b)(iv)

YUM Liabilities (Other)

Schedule 2.5(a)

Novation of SpinCo Liabilities

Schedule 2.7(b)(ii)

Intercompany Agreements

Schedule 4.3(f)

Specified YUM Information

Schedule 4.12(c)

Mixed Actions

Schedule 10.9

Allocation of Certain Costs and Expenses

 

 

EXHIBITS

 

 

Exhibit A

Form of Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of Yum China Holdings, Inc.

Exhibit B

Form of Amended and Restated Bylaws of Yum China Holdings, Inc.

 

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SEPARATION AND DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT

 

This SEPARATION AND DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT (this “Agreement”), dated as of [·], 2016, is by and between Yum! Brands, Inc., a North Carolina corporation (“YUM”), Yum Restaurants Consulting (Shanghai) Company Limited (“YCCL”), a company organized under the Laws of the People’s Republic of China, and Yum China Holdings, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“SpinCo”, and, together with YCCL, the “SpinCo Parties”).  Capitalized terms used herein and not otherwise defined shall have the respective meanings assigned to them in Article I.

 

R E C I T A L S

 

WHEREAS, the board of directors of YUM (the “YUM Board”) has determined that it is in the best interests of YUM and its shareholders to create a new publicly traded company that shall operate the SpinCo Business;

 

WHEREAS, in furtherance of the foregoing, the YUM Board has determined that it is appropriate and desirable to separate the SpinCo Business from the YUM Business (the “Separation”) and, following the Separation, make a distribution, on a pro rata basis and in accordance with a distribution ratio to be determined by the YUM Board, to holders of YUM Shares on the Record Date of all the outstanding SpinCo Shares owned by YUM (the “Distribution”);

 

WHEREAS, SpinCo has been incorporated solely for these purposes and has not engaged in activities except in preparation for the Separation and the Distribution;

 

WHEREAS, YCCL is an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of SpinCo and the principal management company for the SpinCo Business;

 

WHEREAS, for U.S. federal income tax purposes, the Distribution is intended to qualify as a transaction that is generally tax-free under Sections 355 and 361 of the Code to YUM, its shareholders (except with respect to cash received in lieu of fractional shares) and SpinCo;

 

WHEREAS, SpinCo and YUM have prepared, and SpinCo has filed with the SEC, the Form 10, which includes the Information Statement, and which sets forth disclosure concerning SpinCo, the Separation and the Distribution;

 

WHEREAS, each of YUM and the SpinCo Parties has determined that it is appropriate and desirable to set forth the principal corporate transactions required to effect the Separation and the Distribution and certain other agreements that will govern certain matters relating to the Separation and the Distribution and the relationship of YUM, SpinCo and the members of their respective Groups following the Distribution; and

 

WHEREAS, the Parties acknowledge that this Agreement and the Ancillary Agreements represent the integrated agreement of YUM and the SpinCo Parties relating to the Separation and Distribution, are being entered into together, and would not have been entered into independently.

 



 

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual agreements, provisions and covenants contained in this Agreement, and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the Parties, intending to be legally bound, hereby agree as follows:

 

ARTICLE I
DEFINITIONS

 

For the purpose of this Agreement, the following terms shall have the following meanings:

 

Action” shall mean any demand, action, claim, counterclaim, dispute, suit, countersuit, arbitration, hearing, inquiry, subpoena, proceeding, examination or investigation of any nature (whether criminal, civil, legislative, administrative, regulatory, prosecutorial, appellate or otherwise) by or before any federal, state, local, foreign or international Governmental Authority or any arbitration or mediation tribunal.

 

Affiliate” shall mean, when used with respect to a specified Person, a Person that, directly or indirectly, through one (1) or more intermediaries, controls, is controlled by or is under common control with such specified Person.  For the purpose of this definition, “control” (including with correlative meanings, “controlled by” and “under common control with”), when used with respect to any specified Person shall mean the possession, directly or indirectly, of the power to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of such Person, whether through the ownership of voting securities or other interests, by Contract, agreement, obligation, indenture, instrument, lease, promise, arrangement, release, warranty, commitment, undertaking or otherwise.  It is expressly agreed that, prior to, at and after the Effective Time, for purposes of this Agreement, (a) no member of the SpinCo Group shall be deemed to be an Affiliate of any member of the YUM Group, and (b) no member of the YUM Group shall be deemed to be an Affiliate of any member of the SpinCo Group.

 

Agent” shall mean the trust company or bank duly appointed to act as distribution agent, transfer agent and registrar for the SpinCo Shares in connection with the Distribution.

 

Agreement” shall have the meaning set forth in the Preamble.

 

Ancillary Agreements” shall mean all agreements (other than this Agreement) entered into by the Parties or members of their respective Groups (but as to which no Third Party is a party) in connection with the Separation, the Distribution or the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement, including the Master License Agreement, the Tax Matters Agreement, the Employee Matters Agreement, the Transition Services Agreement, the Name License Agreement, the Guaranty and the Transfer Documents.

 

Approvals or Notifications” shall mean any consents, waivers, approvals, permits or authorizations to be obtained from, notices, registrations or reports to be submitted to, or other filings to be made with, any Third Party, including any Governmental Authority.

 

Arbitration Request” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 7.3(a).

 

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Assets” shall mean, with respect to any Person, the assets, properties, claims and rights (including goodwill) of such Person, wherever located (including in the possession of vendors or other Third Parties or elsewhere), of every kind, character and description, whether real, personal or mixed, tangible, intangible or contingent, in each case whether or not recorded or reflected or required to be recorded or reflected on the books and records or financial statements of such Person, including rights and benefits pursuant to any Contract, license, permit, indenture, note, bond, mortgage, agreement, concession, franchise, instrument, undertaking, commitment, understanding or other arrangement.

 

Certification” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 2.12.

 

Code” shall mean the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.

 

China” shall mean the People’s Republic of China, excluding Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.

 

China Division” shall mean YUM’s (and its Subsidiaries’) businesses and operations in China.

 

Contract” shall mean any agreement, understanding, contract, obligation, indenture, instrument, lease, promise, arrangement, release, warranty, commitment or undertaking (whether written or oral and whether express or implied) that is legally binding.

 

CPR” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 7.2.

 

Delayed SpinCo Asset” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 2.4(c).

 

Delayed SpinCo Liability” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 2.4(c).

 

Delayed YUM Asset” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 2.4(h).

 

Delayed YUM Liability” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 2.4(h).

 

Disclosure Document” shall mean any registration statement (including the Form 10) filed with the SEC by or on behalf of YUM, SpinCo or any other member of their respective Groups, and any information statement (including the Information Statement), prospectus, offering memorandum, offering circular, periodic report or similar disclosure document, whether or not filed with the SEC or any other Governmental Authority, in each case which describes the Separation or the Distribution or the SpinCo Group or primarily relates to the transactions contemplated hereby.

 

Dispute” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 7.1.

 

Distribution” shall have the meaning set forth in the Recitals.

 

Distribution Date” shall mean the date of the consummation of the Distribution, which shall be determined by the YUM Board in its sole and absolute discretion.

 

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Effective Time” shall mean 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on the Distribution Date.

 

Employee Matters Agreement” shall mean the Employee Matters Agreement to be entered into by and between YUM and SpinCo in connection with the Separation, the Distribution and the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement.

 

Exchange Act” shall mean the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, together with the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder.

 

Force Majeure” shall mean, with respect to a Party, an event beyond the reasonable control of such Party (or any Person acting on its behalf), which event (a) does not arise or result from the fault or negligence of such Party (or any Person acting on its behalf) and (b) by its nature would not reasonably have been foreseen by such Party (or such Person), or, if it would reasonably have been foreseen, was unavoidable, and includes acts of God, acts of civil or military authority, embargoes, epidemics, pandemics, war, riots, insurrections, fires, explosions, earthquakes, floods, unusually severe weather conditions, labor problems or unavailability of parts, or, in the case of computer systems, any significant and prolonged failure in electrical or air conditioning equipment.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, (1) the receipt by a Party of an unsolicited takeover offer or other acquisition proposal and such Party’s response thereto and (2) any change after the date of this Agreement in any Law applicable to YUM, SpinCo, or any member of their respective Groups, in either case even if unforeseen or unavoidable, shall not be deemed an event of Force Majeure.

 

Form 10” shall mean the registration statement on Form 10 filed by SpinCo with the SEC to effect the registration of SpinCo Shares pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Exchange Act in connection with the Distribution, as such registration statement may be amended or supplemented from time to time prior to the Distribution.

 

Governmental Approvals” shall mean any Approvals or Notifications to be made to, or obtained from, any Governmental Authority.

 

Governmental Authority” shall mean any nation or government, any state, municipality or other political subdivision thereof, and any entity, body, agency, commission, department, board, bureau, court, tribunal or other instrumentality, whether federal, state, provincial, local, domestic, foreign, supranational or multinational, exercising executive, legislative, judicial, regulatory, administrative or other similar functions of, or pertaining to, a government and any executive official thereof.

 

Group” shall mean either the SpinCo Group or the YUM Group, as the context requires.  Reference to a Party’s respective Group means (a) the YUM Group, in the case of YUM and (b) the SpinCo Group, in the case of either SpinCo Party.

 

Guaranty” shall mean the guaranty given by SpinCo in respect of the obligations of YCCL under the Master License Agreement.

 

Indemnifying Party” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 4.4(a).

 

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Indemnitee” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 4.4(a).

 

Indemnity Payment” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 4.4(a).

 

Information” shall mean information, whether  in written, oral, electronic or other tangible or intangible forms, stored in any medium, including studies, reports, records, books, Contracts, instruments, surveys, designs, specifications, drawings, blueprints, diagrams, models, prototypes, samples, flow charts, data, marketing plans, customer names, communications by or to attorneys (including attorney-client privileged communications), memos and other materials prepared by attorneys or under their direction (including attorney work product), and other technical, financial, employee or business information or data; provided that “Information” shall not include Intellectual Property, Software or Technology.

 

Information Statement” shall mean the information statement to be made available to the holders of YUM Shares in connection with the Distribution, as such information statement may be amended or supplemented from time to time prior to the Distribution.

 

Initial Notice” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 7.1.

 

Insurance Proceeds” shall mean those monies:

 

(a)                                 received by an insured from an insurance carrier; or

 

(b)                                 paid by an insurance carrier on behalf of the insured;

 

in any such case net of any applicable premium adjustments (including reserves and retrospectively rated premium adjustments) and net of any costs or expenses incurred in the collection thereof; provided, that, with respect to a captive insurance arrangement, Insurance Proceeds shall only include amounts received by the captive insurer in respect of any reinsurance arrangement.

 

Intellectual Property” shall mean all of the following whether arising under the Laws of the United States or of any foreign or multinational jurisdiction:  (a) patents, patent applications (including patents issued thereon) and statutory invention registrations, including reissues, divisions, continuations, continuations in part, substitutions, renewals, extensions and reexaminations of any of the foregoing, and all rights in any of the foregoing provided by international treaties or conventions, (b) trademarks, service marks, trade names, service names, trade dress, logos and other source or business identifiers, including all goodwill associated with any of the foregoing, and any and all common law rights in and to any of the foregoing, registrations and applications for registration of any of the foregoing, all rights in and to any of the foregoing provided by international treaties or conventions, and all reissues, extensions and renewals of any of the foregoing, (c) Internet domain names, accounts with Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and similar social media platforms, registrations and related rights, (d) copyrightable works, copyrights, moral rights, mask work rights, database rights and design rights, in each case, other than Software, whether or not registered, and all registrations and applications for registration of any of the foregoing, and all rights in and to any of the foregoing provided by international treaties or conventions, (e) confidential and proprietary information, including trade secrets, invention disclosures, processes and know-how, in each case, other than Software, (f)

 

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intellectual property rights arising from or in respect of any Technology and (g) any other intellectual property rights, in each case, other than Software.

 

IRS” shall mean the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.

 

Law” shall mean any national, supranational, federal, state, provincial, local or similar law (including common law), statute, code, order, ordinance, rule, regulation, treaty (including any income tax treaty), license, permit, authorization, approval, consent, decree, injunction, binding judicial or administrative interpretation or other requirement, in each case, enacted, promulgated, issued or entered by a Governmental Authority.

 

Liabilities” shall mean all debts, guarantees, assurances, commitments, liabilities, responsibilities, Losses, remediation, deficiencies, damages, fines, penalties, settlements, sanctions, costs, expenses, interest and obligations of any nature or kind, whether fixed, absolute or contingent, matured or unmatured, accrued or not accrued, asserted or unasserted, liquidated or unliquidated, foreseen or unforeseen, known or unknown, reserved or unreserved, or determined or determinable, including those arising under any Law, claim (including any Third-Party Claim), demand, Action, or order, writ, judgment, injunction, decree, stipulation, determination or award entered by or with any Governmental Authority or arbitration tribunal, and those arising under any Contract, or any fines, damages or equitable relief that is imposed, in each case, including all costs and expenses relating thereto.

 

Linked” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 2.9(a).

 

Losses” shall mean actual losses (including any diminution in value), costs, damages, penalties and expenses (including legal and accounting fees and expenses and costs of investigation and litigation), whether or not involving a Third-Party Claim.

 

Master License Agreement” shall mean the Master License Agreement to be entered into by and between YCCL and Yum! Restaurants Asia Pte. Ltd. in connection with the Separation, the Distribution and the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement.

 

Mediation Request” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 7.2.

 

Mixed Actionsshall have the meaning set forth in Section 4.12(c).

 

MLA IPshall mean all Intellectual Property, Software and Technology at any time licensed to YCCL by Yum! Restaurants Asia Pte. Ltd. pursuant to the Master License Agreement.

 

Name License Agreement” shall mean the Name License Agreement to be entered into by and between YUM and SpinCo in connection with the Separation, the Distribution and the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement.

 

NYSE” shall mean the New York Stock Exchange.

 

Other IP” shall mean all Intellectual Property, other than Registrable IP, that is owned by YUM, SpinCo or any other member of their respective Groups as of the Effective Time.

 

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Party” or “Parties” shall mean a party or the parties to this Agreement.

 

Permits” shall mean permits, approvals, authorizations, consents, licenses or certificates issued by any Governmental Authority.

 

Person” shall mean an individual, a general or limited partnership, a company, a corporation, a trust, a joint venture, an unincorporated organization, a limited liability entity, any other entity and any Governmental Authority.

 

Plan of Reorganization” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 2.1(a).

 

Prime Rate” shall mean the rate that Bloomberg displays as “Prime Rate by Country United States” at http://www.bloomberg.com/quote/PRIME:IND or on a Bloomberg terminal at PRIMBB Index or, in the absence of Bloomberg displaying such rate, such other rate as YUM may reasonably determine as the equivalent rate.

 

Privileged Information” shall mean any information, in written, oral, electronic or other tangible or intangible forms, including any communications by or to attorneys (including attorney-client privileged communications), memoranda and other materials protected by the work product doctrine, as to which a Party or any other member of its Group would be entitled to assert or have asserted a privilege or other protection, including the attorney-client and work product privileges.

 

Prohibited Jurisdiction” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 3.4(d).

 

Protected Party” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 5.4.

 

Real Property” shall mean land, and any and all buildings, structures, improvements and fixtures located thereon, together with all easements, rights and interests arising out of the ownership thereof.

 

Real Property Leases” shall mean all leases to Real Property.

 

Record Date” shall mean the close of business on the date to be determined by the YUM Board as the record date for determining holders of YUM Shares entitled to receive SpinCo Shares pursuant to the Distribution.

 

Record Holders” shall mean the holders of record of YUM Shares as of the Record Date.

 

Registrable IP” shall mean all patents, statutory invention registrations, registered trademarks, registered service marks, registered Internet domain names and copyright registrations, and all applications for any of the foregoing.

 

Representatives” shall mean, with respect to any Person, any of such Person’s directors, officers, employees, agents, consultants, advisors, accountants, attorneys or other representatives.

 

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SEC” shall mean the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

 

Security Interest” shall mean any mortgage, security interest, pledge, lien, charge, claim, option, right to acquire, voting or other restriction, right-of-way, covenant, condition, easement, encroachment, restriction on transfer, or other encumbrance of any nature whatsoever.

 

Separation” shall have the meaning set forth in the Recitals.

 

Shared Contract” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 2.8(a).

 

Software” shall mean any and all (a) computer programs, including any and all software implementation of algorithms, models and methodologies, whether in source code, object code, human readable form or other form, (b) databases and compilations, including any and all data and collections of data, whether machine readable or otherwise, (c) descriptions, flow charts and other work products used to design, plan, organize and develop any of the foregoing, (d) screens, user interfaces, report formats, firmware, development tools, templates, menus, buttons and icons and (e) documentation, including user manuals and other training documentation, relating to any of the foregoing.

 

Soliciting Party” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 5.4.

 

SpinCo” shall have the meaning set forth in the Preamble.

 

SpinCo Accounts” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 2.9(a).

 

SpinCo Assets” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 2.2(a).

 

SpinCo Balance Sheet” shall mean the pro forma consolidated balance sheet of the SpinCo Business, including any notes and subledgers thereto, as of [·], 2016, as presented in the Information Statement made available to the Record Holders.

 

SpinCo Business” shall mean (a) the businesses, operations and activities of or relating to the China Division conducted at any time prior to the Effective Time by YUM, SpinCo or any of their respective current or former Subsidiaries, (b) the businesses, operations and activities of any member of the SpinCo Group conducted at or after the Effective Time, and (c) any terminated, divested or discontinued businesses, operations and activities that, at the time of termination, divestiture or discontinuation, primarily related to the business, operations or activities described in clause (a) or (b) as then conducted, including those set forth on Schedule 1.1.

 

SpinCo Bylaws” shall mean the Amended and Restated Bylaws of SpinCo, substantially in the form of Exhibit B.

 

SpinCo Certificate of Incorporation” shall mean the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of SpinCo, substantially in the form of Exhibit A.

 

SpinCo Contracts” shall mean the following Contracts to which YUM, SpinCo or any other member of their respective Groups is a party or by which it or any other member of its

 

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Group or any of their respective Assets is bound, whether or not in writing; provided that SpinCo Contracts shall not include any Contract that is contemplated to be retained by YUM or any member of the YUM Group from and after the Effective Time pursuant to any provision of this Agreement or any Ancillary Agreement:

 

(a)                                 any vendor Contracts (other than SpinCo Licenses) with a Third Party pursuant to which such Third Party provides information technology services, human resources services or financial services to YUM, SpinCo or any other member of their respective Groups primarily used or primarily held for use in the SpinCo Business as of the Effective Time;

 

(b)                                 other than any vendor Contracts addressed in clause (a) above, (i) any customer, distribution, supply or vendor Contract entered into prior to the Effective Time exclusively related to the SpinCo Business and (ii) with respect to any customer, distribution, supply or vendor Contract entered into prior to the Effective Time that relates to the SpinCo Business but is not exclusively related to the SpinCo Business, that portion of any such customer, distribution, supply or vendor Contract that exclusively relates to the SpinCo Business;

 

(c)                                  any SpinCo License entered into prior to the Effective Time exclusively related to the SpinCo Business and, with respect to any SpinCo License entered into prior to the Effective Time that relates to the SpinCo Business but is not exclusively related to the SpinCo Business, that portion of any such SpinCo License that exclusively relates to the SpinCo Business;

 

(d)                                 any Contract containing any guarantee, indemnity, representation, covenant, warranty or other Liability of YUM, SpinCo or any other member of their respective Groups to the extent relating to any other SpinCo Contract, any SpinCo Liability or the SpinCo Business;

 

(e)                                  any employment, change of control, retention, consulting, indemnification, termination, severance or other similar agreements with any SpinCo Group employee or individual consultants of the SpinCo Group that are in effect as of the Effective Time;

 

(f)                                   any Contract that is otherwise contemplated pursuant to this Agreement or any of the Ancillary Agreements to be assigned to, or be a Contract in the name of, SpinCo or another member of the SpinCo Group;

 

(g)                                  any interest rate, currency, commodity or other swap, collar, cap or other hedging or similar Contracts entered into in the name of, or expressly on behalf of, any division, business unit or member of the SpinCo Group;

 

(h)                                 any Contract entered into in the name of, or expressly on behalf of, any division, business unit or member of the SpinCo Group;

 

(i)                                     any other Contract exclusively related to the SpinCo Business or the SpinCo Assets; and

 

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(j)                                    any Contracts or settlements set forth on Schedule 1.2, including the right to recover any amounts under such Contracts or settlements.

 

SpinCo Designees” shall mean any and all entities (including corporations, companies, general or limited partnerships, trusts, joint ventures, unincorporated organizations, limited liability entities or other entities) designated by SpinCo that will be members of the SpinCo Group as of immediately prior to the Effective Time.

 

SpinCo Group” shall mean (a) prior to the Effective Time, SpinCo, YCCL, and each Person that will be a Subsidiary of SpinCo as of immediately after the Effective Time, including the Transferred Entities, even if, prior to the Effective Time, such Person is not a Subsidiary of SpinCo; and (b) at and after the Effective Time, SpinCo, YCCL, and each Person that is a Subsidiary of SpinCo.

 

SpinCo Indemnitees” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 4.3.

 

SpinCo Intellectual Property” shall mean (a) the Registrable IP set forth on Schedule 1.3(a), (b) all Other IP owned by YUM, SpinCo or another member of their respective Groups as of the Effective Time exclusively used or exclusively held for use in the SpinCo Business, but excluding any MLA IP and (c) any Other IP set forth on Schedule 1.3(c)(1).

 

SpinCo IP/IT” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 2.2(a)(vi).

 

SpinCo Liabilities” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 2.3(a).

 

SpinCo License” shall mean any Contract pursuant to which a Third Party grants SpinCo or another member of the SpinCo Group a license or other right to use Intellectual Property, Software or Technology.

 

SpinCo Parties” shall have the meaning set forth in the preamble.

 

SpinCo Permits” shall mean all Permits owned or licensed by YUM, SpinCo or another member of their respective Groups primarily used or primarily held for use in the SpinCo Business as of the Effective Time.

 

SpinCo Real Property” shall mean (a) all of the Real Property owned by SpinCo or another member of the SpinCo Group as of the Effective Time listed or described on Schedule 1.4(a), and (b) all the Real Property Leases related to the SpinCo Business or to which SpinCo or another member of the SpinCo Group is a party as of the Effective Time, except as set forth on Schedule 1.4(b).

 

SpinCo Shares” shall mean the shares of common stock of SpinCo, $0.01 par value per share.

 

SpinCo Software” shall mean all Software owned by YUM, SpinCo or another member of their respective Groups exclusively used or exclusively held for use in the SpinCo Business as of the Effective Time, including Software set forth on Schedule 1.5, but excluding any MLA IP and Software set forth on Schedule 1.7.

 

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SpinCo Specified Actions” shall mean those Actions set forth in Schedule 1.10.

 

SpinCo Technology” shall mean all Technology owned by YUM, SpinCo or any other member of their respective Groups exclusively used or exclusively held for use in the SpinCo Business as of the Effective Time, including Technology set forth on Schedule 1.6, but excluding any MLA IP and Technology set forth on Schedule 1.8.

 

Stub Period” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 2.12.

 

Subsidiary” shall mean, with respect to any Person, any company, corporation, limited liability company, joint venture, partnership or other entity of which such Person (a) beneficially owns, either directly or indirectly, more than fifty percent (50%) of (i) the total combined voting power of all classes of voting securities, (ii) the total combined equity interests or (iii) the capital or profit interests, in the case of a partnership, or (b) otherwise has the power to vote, either directly or indirectly, sufficient securities to elect a majority of the board of directors or similar governing body. For purposes of this Agreement, with respect to  SpinCo , “Subsidiary”  shall also include Hangzhou KFC Co., Ltd., Suzhou KFC Co., Ltd. and Wuxi KFC Co., Ltd.

 

Tangible Information” shall mean Information that is contained in written, electronic or other tangible forms.

 

Tax” shall have the meaning set forth in the Tax Matters Agreement.

 

Tax Matters Agreement” shall mean the Tax Matters Agreement to be entered into by and between YUM and the SpinCo Parties in connection with the Separation, the Distribution and the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement.

 

Tax Return” shall have the meaning set forth in the Tax Matters Agreement.

 

Technology” shall mean all technology, designs, formulae, recipes, algorithms, procedures, methods, discoveries, processes, techniques, ideas, know-how, research and development, technical data, tools, materials, specifications, processes, inventions (whether patentable or unpatentable and whether or not reduced to practice), apparatus, creations, improvements, works of authorship in any media, confidential, proprietary or nonpublic information, and other similar materials, and all recordings, graphs, drawings, reports, analyses and other writings, and other tangible embodiments of the foregoing in any form whether or not listed herein, in each case, other than Software.

 

Third Party” shall mean any Person other than the Parties or any other members of the Yum Group or the SpinCo Group.

 

Third-Party Claim” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 4.5(a).

 

Transfer Documents” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 2.1(b).

 

Transferred Entities” shall mean the entities set forth on Schedule 1.9.

 

Transition Committee” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 2.13.

 

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Transition Services Agreement” shall mean the Transition Services Agreement to be entered into by and between YUM and SpinCo in connection with the Separation, the Distribution and the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement.

 

Unreleased SpinCo Liability” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 2.5(a)(ii).

 

Unreleased YUM Liability” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 2.5(b)(ii).

 

YCCL” shall have the meaning set forth in the Preamble.

 

YUM” shall have the meaning set forth in the Preamble.

 

YUM Accounts” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 2.9(a).

 

YUM Assets” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 2.2(b).

 

YUM Board” shall have the meaning set forth in the Recitals.

 

YUM Business” shall mean all businesses, operations and activities (whether or not such businesses, operations or activities are or have been terminated, divested or discontinued) conducted at any time prior to the Effective Time by YUM, SpinCo or any other member of their respective Groups, other than the SpinCo Business.

 

YUM Group” shall mean YUM and each Person that is a Subsidiary of YUM (other than SpinCo and any other member of the SpinCo Group).

 

YUM Indemnitees” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 4.2.

 

YUM Liabilities” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 2.3(b).

 

YUM Name and YUM Marks” shall mean the names, marks, trade dress, logos, monograms, domain names and other source or business identifiers of YUM, SpinCo or any other member of their respective Groups using or containing “Yum!,” “Yum,” “Kentucky Fried Chicken,” “KFC,” “Pizza Hut,” or “Taco Bell” either alone or in combination with other words or elements, and all names, marks, trade dress, logos, monograms, domain names and other source or business identifiers confusingly similar to or embodying any of the foregoing either alone or in combination with other words or elements, together with the goodwill associated with any of the foregoing.

 

YUM Shares” shall mean the common shares of YUM, no par value per share.

 

YUM Software” shall mean all Software, other than SpinCo Software, owned by YUM, SpinCo or any other member of their respective Groups as of immediately prior to the Effective Time, including the Software set forth on Schedule 1.7.

 

YUM Specified Actions” shall mean those Actions set forth in Schedule 1.11.

 

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YUM Technology” shall mean all Technology, other than SpinCo Technology, owned by YUM, SpinCo or any other member of their respective Groups as of immediately prior to the Effective Time, including the Technology set forth on Schedule 1.8.

 

ARTICLE II
THE SEPARATION

 

2.1                               Transfer of Assets and Assumption of Liabilities.

 

(a)                                 At or prior to the Effective Time, but in any case, prior to the Distribution, in accordance with the plan and structure set forth on Schedule 2.1(a) (the “Plan of Reorganization”):

 

(i)                                     Transfer and Assignment of SpinCo Assets.  YUM shall, and shall cause the other applicable members of the YUM Group to, contribute, assign, transfer, convey and deliver to SpinCo, or the applicable SpinCo Designees, and SpinCo or such SpinCo Designees shall accept from YUM and the applicable members of the YUM Group, all of YUM’s and such YUM Group member’s respective direct or indirect right, title and interest in and to all of the SpinCo Assets (it being understood that if any SpinCo Asset shall be held by a Transferred Entity or a wholly owned Subsidiary of a Transferred Entity, such SpinCo Asset may be assigned, transferred, conveyed and delivered to SpinCo as a result of the transfer of all of the equity interests in such Transferred Entity from YUM or the other applicable members of the YUM Group to SpinCo or the applicable SpinCo Designee);

 

(ii)                                  Acceptance and Assumption of SpinCo Liabilities.  The SpinCo Parties and the applicable SpinCo Designees shall accept, assume and agree faithfully to perform, discharge and fulfill all the SpinCo Liabilities in accordance with their respective terms (it being understood that if any SpinCo Liability is a liability of a Transferred Entity or a wholly owned Subsidiary of a Transferred Entity, such SpinCo Liability may be assumed by the SpinCo Parties as a result of the transfer of all of the equity interests in such Transferred Entity from YUM or the other applicable members of the YUM Group to  SpinCo or the applicable SpinCo Designee; provided that the SpinCo Parties shall cause such Transferred Entity and such SpinCo Designee to perform, discharge and fulfill all such SpinCo Liabilities).  The SpinCo Parties and such SpinCo Designees shall be responsible for all SpinCo Liabilities, regardless of when or where such SpinCo Liabilities arose or arise, whether the facts on which they are based occurred prior to or subsequent to the Effective Time, where or against whom such SpinCo Liabilities are asserted or determined (including any SpinCo Liabilities arising out of claims made by YUM’s or SpinCo’s respective directors, officers, employees, agents, Subsidiaries or Affiliates against any member of the YUM Group or the SpinCo Group) or whether asserted or determined prior to or subsequent to the Effective Time, and regardless of whether arising from or alleged to arise from negligence, recklessness, violation of Law, fraud or misrepresentation by any member of the YUM Group or the SpinCo Group, or any of their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, Subsidiaries or Affiliates;

 

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(iii)                               Transfer and Assignment of YUM Assets.  YUM and the SpinCo Parties shall cause SpinCo and the other applicable members of the SpinCo Group to contribute, assign, transfer, convey and deliver to YUM or certain members of the YUM Group designated by YUM, and YUM or such other members of the YUM Group shall accept from SpinCo and the applicable members of the SpinCo Group, all of SpinCo’s and such SpinCo Group members’ respective direct or indirect right, title and interest in and to all YUM Assets; and

 

(iv)                              Acceptance and Assumption of YUM Liabilities.  YUM and the other applicable members of the YUM Group designated by YUM shall accept, assume and agree faithfully to perform, discharge and fulfill all the YUM Liabilities held by SpinCo or any SpinCo Designee and YUM and the other applicable members of the YUM Group shall be responsible for all YUM Liabilities in accordance with their respective terms, regardless of when or where such YUM Liabilities arose or arise, whether the facts on which they are based occurred prior to or subsequent to the Effective Time, where or against whom such YUM Liabilities are asserted or determined (including any YUM Liabilities arising out of claims made by YUM’s or SpinCo’s respective directors, officers, employees, agents, Subsidiaries or Affiliates against any member of the YUM Group or the SpinCo Group) or whether asserted or determined prior to or subsequent to the Effective Time, and regardless of whether arising from or alleged to arise from negligence, recklessness, violation of Law, fraud or misrepresentation by any member of the YUM Group or the SpinCo Group, or any of their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, Subsidiaries or Affiliates.

 

(b)                                 Transfer Documents.  In furtherance of the contribution, assignment, transfer, conveyance and delivery of the Assets and the acceptance and assumption of the Liabilities in accordance with Section 2.1(a), (i) each of YUM, on the one hand, and the SpinCo Parties, on the other hand, shall execute and deliver, and shall cause the applicable other members of its Group to execute and deliver, to the other, such bills of sale, quitclaim deeds, stock powers, certificates of title, assignments of Contracts and other instruments of transfer, conveyance and assignment as and to the extent necessary to evidence the transfer, conveyance and assignment of all of such Party’s and the applicable members of its Group’s right, title and interest in and to such Assets to the other and the applicable other members of its Group in accordance with Section 2.1(a), and (ii) each of YUM, on the one hand, and the SpinCo Parties, on the other hand, shall execute and deliver, and shall cause the applicable other members of its Group to execute and deliver, to the other, such assumptions of Contracts and other instruments of assumption as and to the extent necessary to evidence the valid and effective assumption of the Liabilities by such Party or the applicable members of its Group in accordance with Section 2.1(a).  All of the foregoing documents contemplated by this Section 2.1(b) shall be referred to collectively herein as the “Transfer Documents.”

 

(c)                                  Misallocations.  If at any time or from time to time (whether prior to, at or after the Effective Time), one Party (or any other member of such Party’s Group) shall receive or otherwise possess any Asset that is allocated to another unaffiliated Party (or any other member of such other Party’s Group) pursuant to this Agreement or any Ancillary Agreement, such Party shall promptly transfer, or cause to be transferred, such Asset to the Party so entitled thereto (or to such member of such Party’s Group), and

 

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such Party (or other member of such Party’s Group) shall accept such Asset.  Prior to any such transfer, the Person receiving or possessing such Asset shall hold such Asset in trust for such other Person.  In the event that, at any time or from time to time (whether prior to, at or after the Effective Time), one Party hereto (or any other member of such Party’s Group) shall receive or otherwise be obligated for any Liability that is allocated to another unaffiliated Party (or the other applicable member of such Party’s Group) pursuant to this Agreement or any Ancillary Agreement, such Party shall promptly transfer, or cause to be transferred, such Liability to the Party (or to such member of such Party’s Group) responsible therefor, and the Party (or other member of such Party’s Group) responsible therefor shall accept, assume and agree to faithfully perform such Liability.

 

(d)                                 Waiver of Bulk-Sale and Bulk-Transfer Laws.  The SpinCo Parties hereby waive compliance by each and every member of the YUM Group with the requirements and provisions of any “bulk-sale” or “bulk-transfer” Laws of any jurisdiction that may otherwise be applicable with respect to the transfer or sale of any or all of the SpinCo Assets to any member of the SpinCo Group.  YUM hereby waives compliance by each and every member of the SpinCo Group with the requirements and provisions of any “bulk-sale” or “bulk-transfer” Laws of any jurisdiction that may otherwise be applicable with respect to the transfer or sale of any or all of the YUM Assets to any member of the YUM Group.

 

2.2                               SpinCo Assets; YUM Assets.

 

(a)                                 SpinCo Assets.  For purposes of this Agreement, “SpinCo Assets” shall mean (without duplication):

 

(i)                                     all issued and outstanding capital stock or other equity interests of the Transferred Entities that are owned by YUM, SpinCo or any other member of their respective Groups as of the Effective Time;

 

(ii)                                  all Assets of any Party or any of the other members of such Party’s Group included or reflected as assets of the SpinCo Group on the SpinCo Balance Sheet, subject to any dispositions of such Assets subsequent to the date of the SpinCo Balance Sheet; provided that the amounts set forth on the SpinCo Balance Sheet with respect to any Assets shall not be treated as minimum amounts or limitations on the amount of such Assets that are included in the definition of SpinCo Assets pursuant to this subclause (ii);

 

(iii)                               all Assets (including cash and cash equivalents) of YUM, SpinCo or any other member of their respective Groups as of the Effective Time that are of a nature or type that would have resulted in such Assets being included or reflected as Assets of SpinCo or any of the other members of the SpinCo Group on a pro forma consolidated balance sheet of the SpinCo Group or any notes or subledgers thereto as of the Effective Time (were such balance sheet, notes and subledgers to be prepared on a basis consistent with the determination of the Assets included on the SpinCo Balance Sheet), it being understood that (A) the SpinCo Balance Sheet shall be used to determine the types of, and methodologies used to determine, those Assets that are included in the definition of SpinCo Assets pursuant to this subclause (iii); and (B) the amounts set forth on the SpinCo Balance Sheet with respect to any Assets shall not be treated as minimum amounts or limitations on

 

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the amount of such Assets that are included in the definition of SpinCo Assets pursuant to this subclause (iii);

 

(iv)                              all Assets of YUM, SpinCo or other member of their respective Groups as of the Effective Time that are expressly provided by this Agreement or any Ancillary Agreement as Assets to be transferred to or owned by SpinCo or any other member of the SpinCo Group;

 

(v)                                 all SpinCo Contracts as of the Effective Time and all rights, interests or claims of YUM, SpinCo or any other member of their respective Groups thereunder as of the Effective Time;

 

(vi)                              all SpinCo Intellectual Property, SpinCo Software and SpinCo Technology as of the Effective Time and all rights, interests or claims of YUM, SpinCo or any other member of their respective Groups thereunder or thereto as of the Effective Time (collectively, the “SpinCo IP/IT”);

 

(vii)                           all SpinCo Permits as of the Effective Time and all rights, interests or claims of YUM, SpinCo or any other member of their respective Groups thereunder as of the Effective Time;

 

(viii)                        all SpinCo Real Property as of the Effective Time;

 

(ix)                              to the extent not already identified in subclauses (i) through (viii) of this Section 2.2(a), all Assets of any Party or any other member of their respective Groups as of the Effective Time that are primarily related to the SpinCo Business;

 

(x)                                 subject to applicable Law and the provisions of the applicable Ancillary Agreements, to the extent not already identified in subclauses (i) through (ix) of this Section 2.2(a), all rights, interests and claims of any Party or any other member of their respective Groups as of the Effective Time with respect to Information that is exclusively related to the SpinCo Assets, the SpinCo Liabilities, the SpinCo Business or the Transferred Entities, and a non-exclusive right to use all Information that is related to, but not exclusively related to, the SpinCo Assets, the SpinCo Liabilities, the SpinCo Business or the Transferred Entities; and

 

(xi)                              any and all Assets set forth on Schedule 2.2(a)(xi).

 

Notwithstanding the foregoing, the SpinCo Assets shall not in any event include any Asset referred to in subclauses (i) through (vi) of Section 2.2(b).

 

(b)                                 YUM Assets.  For the purposes of this Agreement, “YUM Assets” shall mean all Assets of YUM, SpinCo or any other member of their respective Groups as of the Effective Time, other than the SpinCo Assets, it being understood that the YUM Assets shall include (without duplication):

 

(i)                                     all Assets that are expressly contemplated by this Agreement or any Ancillary Agreement (including, for the avoidance of doubt, the Schedules hereto or

 

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thereto) as Assets to be retained or owned by YUM or any other member of the YUM Group;

 

(ii)                                  all Contracts of YUM, SpinCo or any other member of their respective Groups as of the Effective Time (other than the SpinCo Contracts);

 

(iii)                               all MLA IP and all other Intellectual Property, Software and Technology owned by YUM, SpinCo or any other member of their respective Groups as of the Effective Time (other than SpinCo IP/IT), including the YUM Name and YUM Marks and the Intellectual Property set forth on Schedule 2.2(b)(iii);

 

(iv)                              all Permits of YUM, SpinCo or any other member of their respective Groups as of the Effective Time (other than the SpinCo Permits);

 

(v)                                 all Real Property of YUM, SpinCo or any other member of their respective Groups as of the Effective Time (other than the SpinCo Real Property); and

 

(vi)                              any and all Assets set forth on Schedule 2.2(b)(vi).

 

2.3                               SpinCo Liabilities; YUM Liabilities.

 

(a)                                 SpinCo Liabilities.  For the purposes of this Agreement, “SpinCo Liabilities” shall mean the following Liabilities of YUM, SpinCo or any other member of their respective Groups (without duplication):

 

(i)                                     all Liabilities included or reflected as liabilities or obligations of SpinCo or any other member of the SpinCo Group on the SpinCo Balance Sheet, subject to any discharge of such Liabilities subsequent to the date of the SpinCo Balance Sheet; provided that the amounts set forth on the SpinCo Balance Sheet with respect to any Liabilities shall not be treated as minimum amounts or limitations on the amount of such Liabilities that are included in the definition of SpinCo Liabilities pursuant to this subclause (i);

 

(ii)                                  all Liabilities of YUM, SpinCo or any other member of their respective Groups as of the Effective Time that are of a nature or type that would have resulted in such Liabilities being included or reflected as Liabilities of SpinCo or any other member of the SpinCo Group on a pro forma consolidated balance sheet of the SpinCo Group or any notes or subledgers thereto as of the Effective Time (were such balance sheet, notes and subledgers to be prepared on a basis consistent with the determination of the Liabilities included on the SpinCo Balance Sheet), it being understood that (A) the SpinCo Balance Sheet shall be used to determine the types of, and methodologies used to determine, those Liabilities that are included in the definition of SpinCo Liabilities pursuant to this subclause (ii); and (B) the amounts set forth on the SpinCo Balance Sheet with respect to any Liabilities shall not be treated as minimum amounts or limitations on the amount of such Liabilities that are included in the definition of SpinCo Liabilities pursuant to this subclause (ii);

 

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(iii)                               all Liabilities relating to, arising out of or resulting from the actions, inactions, events, omissions, conditions, facts or circumstances occurring or existing before, at, or after the Effective Time (for the avoidance of doubt, whether or not such Liabilities cease being contingent, mature, become known, are asserted or foreseen, or accrue, in each case, before, at or after the Effective Time), in each case to the extent that such Liabilities relate to, arise out of or result from the SpinCo Business, as conducted at any time before, at or after the Effective Time (including any Liability relating to, arising out of or resulting from any act or failure to act by any Person, whether or not such act or failure to act is or was within such Person’s authority, with respect to the SpinCo Business), or any of the SpinCo Assets;

 

(iv)                              all Liabilities that are expressly provided by this Agreement or any Ancillary Agreement (including, for the avoidance of doubt, the Schedules hereto or thereto) as Liabilities to be assumed by SpinCo or any other member of the SpinCo Group, and all agreements, obligations and Liabilities of any member of the SpinCo Group under this Agreement or any of the Ancillary Agreements;

 

(v)                                 all Liabilities to the extent relating to, arising out of or resulting from, in each case, before, at or after the Effective Time, the SpinCo Contracts, the SpinCo Intellectual Property, the SpinCo Software, the SpinCo Technology, the SpinCo Permits or the SpinCo Real Property;

 

(vi)                              all Liabilities (A) relating to, arising out of or resulting from the SpinCo Specified Actions or (B) set forth on Schedule 2.3(a)(vi); and

 

(vii)                           all Liabilities arising out of claims made by any Third Party (including YUM’s or a SpinCo Party’s respective directors, officers, shareholders, current and former employees and agents) against any member of the YUM Group or the SpinCo Group to the extent relating to, arising out of or resulting from the SpinCo Business or the SpinCo Assets or the other business, operations, activities or Liabilities referred to in subclauses (i) through (vi) above;

 

provided that, notwithstanding the foregoing, the Parties agree that (A) the Liabilities set forth in Section 2.3(b) and any Liabilities of any member of the YUM Group pursuant to the Ancillary Agreements shall not be SpinCo Liabilities but instead shall be YUM Liabilities and (B) the Liabilities of each Party relating to, arising out of or resulting from any Mixed Actions shall be governed by Section 4.12(c).

 

(b)                                 YUM Liabilities.  For the purposes of this Agreement, “YUM Liabilities” shall mean the following Liabilities of YUM, SpinCo or any other member of their respective Groups (without duplication):

 

(i)                                     all Liabilities relating to, arising out of or resulting from actions, inactions, events, omissions, conditions, facts or circumstances occurring or existing prior to the Effective Time (for the avoidance of doubt, whether or not such Liabilities cease being contingent, mature, become known, are asserted or foreseen, or accrue, in each case before, at or after the Effective Time) of any member of the YUM Group and, prior to the

 

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Effective Time, any member of the SpinCo Group, in each case, to the extent that such Liabilities are not SpinCo Liabilities;

 

(ii)                                  all Liabilities that are expressly provided by this Agreement or any Ancillary Agreement (including, for the avoidance of doubt, the Schedules hereto or thereto) as Liabilities to be assumed or retained by YUM or any other member of the YUM Group, and all agreements, obligations and Liabilities of any member of the YUM Group under this Agreement or any of the Ancillary Agreements;

 

(iii)                               all Liabilities arising out of claims made by any Third Party (including YUM’s or SpinCo’s respective directors, officers, shareholders, current and former employees and agents) against any member of the YUM Group or the SpinCo Group to the extent relating to, arising out of or resulting from the YUM Business or the YUM Assets; and

 

(iv)                              all Liabilities (A) relating to, arising out of or resulting from the YUM Specified Actions or (B) set forth on Schedule 2.3(b)(iv).

 

2.4                               Approvals and Notifications.

 

(a)                                 Approvals and Notifications for SpinCo Assets.  To the extent that the transfer or assignment of any SpinCo Asset, the assumption of any SpinCo Liability, the Separation or the Distribution requires any Approvals or Notifications, the Parties shall use their commercially reasonable efforts to obtain or make such Approvals or Notifications as soon as reasonably practicable; provided, that, except to the extent expressly provided in this Agreement or any of the Ancillary Agreements or as otherwise agreed between YUM and the SpinCo Parties, neither YUM nor the SpinCo Parties shall be obligated to contribute capital or pay any consideration in any form (including providing any letter of credit, guaranty or other financial accommodation) to any Person in order to obtain or make such Approvals or Notifications.

 

(b)                                 Delayed SpinCo Transfers.  If and to the extent that the valid, complete and perfected transfer or assignment to the SpinCo Group of any SpinCo Asset or assumption by the SpinCo Group of any SpinCo Liability would be a violation of applicable Law or require any Approvals or Notifications that has not been obtained or made by the Effective Time then, unless the Parties mutually shall otherwise determine, the transfer or assignment to the SpinCo Group of such SpinCo Asset or the assumption by the SpinCo Group of such SpinCo Liability, as the case may be, shall be automatically deemed deferred and any such purported transfer, assignment or assumption shall be null and void until such time as all legal impediments are removed or such Approvals or Notifications have been obtained or made.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, any such SpinCo Assets or SpinCo Liabilities shall continue to constitute SpinCo Assets and SpinCo Liabilities, as the case may be, for all other purposes of this Agreement.

 

(c)                                  Treatment of Delayed SpinCo Assets and Delayed SpinCo Liabilities.  If any transfer or assignment of any SpinCo Asset (or a portion thereof) or any assumption of any SpinCo Liability (or a portion thereof) intended to be transferred, assigned or assumed hereunder, as the case may be, is not consummated at or prior to the Effective Time, whether as a result of the provisions of Section 2.4(b) or for any other reason (any such SpinCo Asset (or a portion thereof),

 

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a “Delayed SpinCo Asset” and any such SpinCo Liability (or a portion thereof), a “Delayed SpinCo Liability”), then, insofar as reasonably possible and subject to applicable Law, the member of the YUM Group retaining such Delayed SpinCo Asset or such Delayed SpinCo Liability, as the case may be, shall thereafter hold such Delayed SpinCo Asset or Delayed SpinCo Liability, as the case may be, for the use and benefit (or the performance and obligation, in the case of a Liability) of the member of the SpinCo Group entitled thereto or obligated thereon (at the expense of the member of the SpinCo Group entitled thereto or obligated thereon).  In addition, the member of the YUM Group retaining such Delayed SpinCo Asset or such Delayed SpinCo Liability shall, insofar as reasonably possible and to the extent permitted by applicable Law, treat such Delayed SpinCo Asset or Delayed SpinCo Liability in the ordinary course of business in accordance with past practice and take such other actions as may be reasonably requested by the member of the SpinCo Group to which such Delayed SpinCo Asset is to be transferred or assigned, or which is to assume such Delayed SpinCo Liability, as the case may be, in order to place such member of the SpinCo Group in a substantially similar position as if such Delayed SpinCo Asset or Delayed SpinCo Liability had been transferred, assigned or assumed as contemplated hereby and so that all the benefits and burdens relating to such Delayed SpinCo Asset or Delayed SpinCo Liability, as the case may be, including use, risk of loss, potential for gain, and dominion, control and command over such Delayed SpinCo Asset or Delayed SpinCo Liability, as the case may be, and all costs and expenses related thereto, shall from and after the Effective Time inure to and be the responsibility of the SpinCo Group.

 

(d)                                 Transfer of Delayed SpinCo Assets and Delayed SpinCo Liabilities.  If and when the Approvals or Notifications, the absence of which caused the deferral of transfer or assignment of any Delayed SpinCo Asset or the deferral of assumption of any Delayed SpinCo Liability pursuant to Section 2.4(b), are obtained or made, and, if and when any other legal impediments for the transfer or assignment of any Delayed SpinCo Asset or the assumption of any Delayed SpinCo Liability have been removed, the transfer or assignment of the applicable Delayed SpinCo Asset or the assumption of the applicable Delayed SpinCo Liability, as the case may be, shall be effected in accordance with the terms of this Agreement and/or the applicable Ancillary Agreement.

 

(e)                                  Costs for Delayed SpinCo Assets and Delayed SpinCo Liabilities.  Any member of the YUM Group retaining a Delayed SpinCo Asset or Delayed SpinCo Liability due to the deferral of the transfer or assignment of such Delayed SpinCo Asset or the deferral of the assumption of such Delayed SpinCo Liability, as the case may be, shall not be obligated, in connection with the foregoing, to expend any money unless the necessary funds are advanced (or otherwise made available) by SpinCo or the member of the SpinCo Group entitled to the Delayed SpinCo Asset or obligated with respect to the Delayed SpinCo Liability, other than reasonable out-of-pocket expenses, attorneys’ fees and recording or similar fees, all of which shall be promptly reimbursed by the SpinCo Parties or the member of the SpinCo Group entitled to such Delayed SpinCo Asset or obligated with respect to such Delayed SpinCo Liability.

 

(f)                                   Approvals and Notifications for YUM Assets.  To the extent that the transfer or assignment of any YUM Asset or the assumption of any YUM Liability requires any Approvals or Notifications, the Parties shall use their commercially reasonable efforts to obtain or make such Approvals or Notifications as soon as reasonably practicable; provided, that, except to the extent expressly provided in this Agreement or any of the Ancillary Agreements or as otherwise agreed

 

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between YUM and the SpinCo Parties, neither YUM nor the SpinCo Parties shall be obligated to contribute capital or pay any consideration in any form (including providing any letter of credit, guaranty or other financial accommodation) to any Person in order to obtain or make such Approvals or Notifications.

 

(g)                                  Delayed YUM Transfers.  If and to the extent that the valid, complete and perfected transfer or assignment to the YUM Group of any YUM Asset or assumption by the YUM Group of any YUM Liability would be a violation of applicable Law or require any Approval or Notification that has not been obtained or made by the Effective Time then, unless the Parties mutually shall otherwise determine, the transfer or assignment to the YUM Group of such YUM Asset or the assumption by the YUM Group of such YUM Liability, as the case may be, shall be automatically deemed deferred and any such purported transfer, assignment or assumption shall be null and void until such time as all legal impediments are removed or such Approval or Notification has been obtained or made.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, any such YUM Assets or YUM Liabilities shall continue to constitute YUM Assets and YUM Liabilities, as the case may be, for all other purposes of this Agreement.

 

(h)                                 Treatment of Delayed YUM Assets and Delayed YUM Liabilities.  If any transfer or assignment of any YUM Asset (or a portion thereof) or any assumption of any YUM Liability (or a portion thereof) intended to be transferred, assigned or assumed hereunder, as the case may be, is not consummated at or prior to the Effective Time whether as a result of the provisions of Section 2.4(g) or for any other reason (any such YUM Asset (or a portion thereof), a “Delayed YUM Asset” and any such YUM Liability (or a portion thereof), a “Delayed YUM Liability”), then, insofar as reasonably possible and subject to applicable Law, the member of the SpinCo Group retaining such Delayed YUM Asset or such Delayed YUM Liability, as the case may be, shall thereafter hold such Delayed YUM Asset or Delayed YUM Liability, as the case may be, for the use and benefit (or the performance and obligation, in the case of a Liability) of the member of the YUM Group entitled thereto or obligated thereon (at the expense of the member of the YUM Group entitled thereto or obligated thereon).  In addition, the member of the SpinCo Group retaining such Delayed YUM Asset or such Delayed YUM Liability shall, insofar as reasonably possible and to the extent permitted by applicable Law, treat such Delayed YUM Asset or Delayed YUM Liability in the ordinary course of business in accordance with past practice.  Such member of the SpinCo Group shall also take such other actions as may be reasonably requested by the member of the YUM Group to which such Delayed YUM Asset is to be transferred or assigned, or which is to assume such Delayed YUM Liability, as the case may be, in order to place such member of the YUM Group in a substantially similar position as if such Delayed YUM Asset or Delayed YUM Liability had been transferred, assigned or assumed as contemplated hereby and so that all the benefits and burdens relating to such Delayed YUM Asset or Delayed YUM Liability, as the case may be, including use, risk of loss, potential for gain, and dominion, control and command over such Delayed SpinCo Asset or Delayed SpinCo Liability, as the case may be, and all costs and expenses related thereto, shall from and after the Effective Time inure to and be the responsibility of the YUM Group.

 

(i)                                     Transfer of Delayed YUM Assets and Delayed YUM Liabilities.  If and when the Approvals or Notifications, the absence of which caused the deferral of transfer or assignment of any Delayed YUM Asset or the deferral of assumption of any Delayed YUM Liability pursuant to Section 2.4(g), are obtained or made, and, if and when any other legal

 

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impediments for the transfer or assignment of any Delayed YUM Asset or the assumption of any Delayed YUM Liability have been removed, the transfer or assignment of the applicable Delayed YUM Asset or the assumption of the applicable Delayed YUM Liability, as the case may be, shall be effected in accordance with the terms of this Agreement and/or the applicable Ancillary Agreement.

 

(j)                                    Costs for Delayed YUM Assets and Delayed YUM Liabilities.  Any member of the SpinCo Group retaining a Delayed YUM Asset or Delayed YUM Liability due to the deferral of the transfer or assignment of such Delayed YUM Asset or the deferral of the assumption of such Delayed YUM Liability, as the case may be, shall not be obligated, in connection with the foregoing, to expend any money unless the necessary funds are advanced (or otherwise made available) by YUM or the member of the YUM Group entitled to the Delayed YUM Asset or obligated with respect to the Delayed YUM Liability, other than reasonable out-of-pocket expenses, attorneys’ fees and recording or similar fees, all of which shall be promptly reimbursed by YUM or the member of the YUM Group entitled to such Delayed YUM Asset or obligated with respect to such Delayed YUM Liability.

 

2.5                               Novation of Liabilities.

 

(a)                                 Novation of SpinCo Liabilities.

 

(i)                                     Except as set forth in Schedule 2.5(a), each of YUM and the SpinCo Parties, at the request of the other, shall use its commercially reasonable efforts to obtain, or to cause to be obtained, as soon as reasonably practicable, any consent, substitution, approval or amendment required to novate or assign all SpinCo Liabilities and obtain in writing the unconditional release of each member of the YUM Group that is a party to any related agreement, lease, license or other obligation or Liability, so that, in any such case, the members of the SpinCo Group shall be solely responsible for such SpinCo Liabilities; provided, that, except as otherwise expressly provided in this Agreement or any of the Ancillary Agreements, neither YUM nor the SpinCo Parties shall be obligated to contribute any capital or pay any consideration in any form (including providing any letter of credit, guaranty or other financial accommodation) to any Third Party from whom any such consent, substitution, approval, amendment or release is requested.

 

(ii)                                  If YUM and the SpinCo Parties are unable to obtain, or to cause to be obtained, any such required consent, substitution, approval, amendment or release and the applicable member of the YUM Group continues to be bound by such agreement, lease, license or other obligation or Liability (each, an “Unreleased SpinCo Liability”), the SpinCo Parties shall, to the extent not prohibited by Law, as indemnitor, guarantor, agent or subcontractor for such member of the YUM Group, as the case may be, (A) pay, perform and discharge fully all the obligations or other Liabilities of such member of the YUM Group that constitute Unreleased SpinCo Liabilities from and after the Effective Time and (B) use its commercially reasonable efforts to effect such payment, performance or discharge prior to any demand for such payment, performance or discharge is permitted to be made by the obligee thereunder on any member of the YUM Group.  If and when any such consent, substitution, approval, amendment or release shall be obtained or the Unreleased SpinCo Liabilities shall otherwise become assignable or able to be novated,

 

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YUM shall promptly assign, or cause to be assigned, and the SpinCo Parties or the applicable SpinCo Group member shall assume, such Unreleased SpinCo Liabilities without exchange of further consideration.

 

(b)                                 Novation of YUM Liabilities.

 

(i)                                     Each of YUM and the SpinCo Parties, at the request of the other, shall use its commercially reasonable efforts to obtain, or to cause to be obtained, as soon as reasonably practicable, any consent, substitution, approval or amendment required to novate or assign all YUM Liabilities and obtain in writing the unconditional release of each member of the SpinCo Group that is a party to any related agreement, lease, license or other obligation or Liability, so that, in any such case, the members of the YUM Group shall be solely responsible for such YUM Liabilities; provided, that, except as otherwise expressly provided in this Agreement or any of the Ancillary Agreements, neither YUM nor the SpinCo Parties shall be obligated to contribute any capital or pay any consideration in any form (including providing any letter of credit, guaranty or other financial accommodation) to any Third Party from whom any such consent, substitution, approval, amendment or release is requested.

 

(ii)                                  If YUM and the SpinCo Parties are unable to obtain, or to cause to be obtained, any such required consent, substitution, approval, amendment or release and the applicable member of the SpinCo Group continues to be bound by such agreement, lease, license or other obligation or Liability (each, an “Unreleased YUM Liability”), YUM shall, to the extent not prohibited by Law, as indemnitor, guarantor, agent or subcontractor for such member of the SpinCo Group, as the case may be, (A) pay, perform and discharge fully all the obligations or other Liabilities of such member of the SpinCo Group that constitute Unreleased YUM Liabilities from and after the Effective Time and (B) use its commercially reasonable efforts to effect such payment, performance or discharge prior to any demand for such payment, performance or discharge is permitted to be made by the obligee thereunder on any member of the SpinCo Group.  If and when any such consent, substitution, approval, amendment or release shall be obtained or the Unreleased YUM Liabilities shall otherwise become assignable or able to be novated, the SpinCo Parties shall promptly assign, or cause to be assigned, and YUM or the applicable YUM Group member shall assume, such Unreleased YUM Liabilities without exchange of further consideration.

 

2.6                               Release of Guarantees.  In furtherance of, and not in limitation of, the obligations set forth in Section 2.5:

 

(a)                                 At or prior to the Effective Time or as soon as practicable thereafter, each of YUM and the SpinCo Parties shall, at the request of the other and with the reasonable cooperation of such other Party and the applicable member(s) of such Party’s Group, use commercially reasonable efforts to: (i) have any member(s) of the YUM Group removed as guarantor of or obligor for any SpinCo Liability, including the removal of any Security Interest on or in any YUM Asset that may serve as collateral or security for any such SpinCo Liability; and (ii) have any member(s) of the SpinCo Group removed as guarantor of or obligor for any YUM Liability,

 

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including the removal of any Security Interest on or in any SpinCo Asset that may serve as collateral or security for any such YUM Liability.

 

(b)                                 To the extent required to obtain a release from a guarantee of:

 

(i)                                     any member of the YUM Group, the SpinCo Parties shall (or shall cause one  (1) or more other members of the SpinCo Group to) execute a guarantee agreement in the form of the existing guarantee or such other form as is agreed to by the relevant parties to such guarantee agreement, which agreement shall include the removal of any Security Interest on or in any YUM Asset that may serve as collateral or security for any such SpinCo Liability, except to the extent that such existing guarantee contains representations, covenants or other terms or provisions either (A) with which the SpinCo Parties would be reasonably unable to comply or (B) which the SpinCo Parties would not reasonably be able to avoid breaching; and

 

(ii)                                  any member of the SpinCo Group, YUM shall (or shall cause one (1) or more other members of the Yum Group to) execute a guarantee agreement in the form of the existing guarantee or such other form as is agreed to by the relevant parties to such guarantee agreement, which agreement shall include the removal of any Security Interest on or in any SpinCo Asset that may serve as collateral or security for any such YUM Liability, except to the extent that such existing guarantee contains representations, covenants or other terms or provisions either (A) with which YUM would be reasonably unable to comply or (B) which YUM would not reasonably be able to avoid breaching.

 

(c)                                  If YUM and the SpinCo Parties are unable to obtain, or to cause to be obtained, any such required removal or release as set forth in clauses (a) and (b) of this Section 2.6: (i) YUM, the SpinCo Parties, or the other relevant member of the YUM Group or the SpinCo Group, as applicable, that has assumed the Liability with respect to such guarantee shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless the guarantor or obligor against or from any Liability arising from or relating thereto in accordance with the provisions of Article IV and shall, as agent or subcontractor for such guarantor or obligor, pay, perform and discharge fully all the obligations or other Liabilities of such guarantor or obligor thereunder; and (ii) each of YUM and each of the SpinCo Parties, on behalf of itself and the other members of the YUM Group or the SpinCo Group, respectively, agree not to renew or extend the term of, increase any obligations under, or transfer to a third party, any loan, guarantee, lease, Contract or other obligation for which any other Party or a member of its Group is or may be liable unless all obligations of such other Party and the members of such other Party’s Group with respect thereto are thereupon terminated by documentation satisfactory in form and substance to such other Party.

 

2.7                               Termination of Agreements.

 

(a)                                 Except as set forth in Section 2.7(b), in furtherance of the releases and other provisions of Section 4.1, the SpinCo Parties and each other member of the SpinCo Group, on the one hand, and YUM and each other member of the YUM Group, on the other hand, hereby terminate any and all agreements, arrangements, commitments or understandings, whether or not in writing, between or among either of the SpinCo Parties and/or any other member of the SpinCo Group, on the one hand, and YUM and/or any other member of the YUM Group, on the other

 

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hand, effective as of the Effective Time.  No such terminated agreement, arrangement, commitment or understanding (including any provision thereof which purports to survive termination) shall be of any further force or effect after the Effective Time.  Each Party shall, at the reasonable request of any other Party, take, or cause to be taken, such other actions as may be necessary to effect the foregoing.

 

(b)                                 The provisions of Section 2.7(a) shall not apply to any of the following agreements, arrangements, commitments or understandings (or to any of the provisions thereof):  (i) this Agreement and the Ancillary Agreements (and each other agreement or instrument expressly contemplated by this Agreement or any Ancillary Agreement to be entered into by YUM, SpinCo, or any other member of their respective Groups or to be continued from and after the Effective Time); (ii) any agreements, arrangements, commitments or understandings listed or described on Schedule 2.7(b)(ii); (iii) any agreements, arrangements, commitments or understandings to which any Third Party is a party; (iv) any intercompany accounts payable or accounts receivable accrued as of the Effective Time that are reflected in the books and records of the Parties or otherwise documented in writing in accordance with past practices, which shall be settled in the manner contemplated by Section 2.7(c); (v) any agreements, arrangements, commitments or understandings to which any non-wholly owned Subsidiary of YUM or either of the SpinCo Parties, as the case may be, is a party (it being understood that directors’ qualifying shares or similar interests will be disregarded for purposes of determining whether a Subsidiary is wholly owned); and (vi) any Shared Contracts.

 

(c)                                  All of the intercompany accounts receivable and accounts payable between any member of the YUM Group, on the one hand, and any member of the SpinCo Group, on the other hand, outstanding as of the Effective Time and arising out of the Contracts described in Section 2.7(b) or out of the provision, prior to the Effective Time, of the services to be provided following the Effective Time pursuant to any of the Ancillary Agreements shall be paid or settled following the Effective Time in the ordinary course of business or, if otherwise mutually agreed prior to the Effective Time by duly authorized representatives of SpinCo and YUM, cancelled, assigned or assumed by SpinCo or one (1) or more Subsidiaries of  SpinCo.  All other intercompany accounts receivable and accounts payable between any member of the YUM Group, on the one hand, and any member of the SpinCo Group, on the other hand, outstanding as of the Effective Time shall be paid, settled or otherwise eliminated by means of cash payments, a dividend, capital contribution, a combination of the foregoing, or otherwise as determined by YUM in its sole and absolute discretion.

 

2.8                               Treatment of Shared Contracts.

 

(a)                                 Subject to applicable Law and without limiting the generality of the obligations set forth in Section 2.1, unless the Parties otherwise agree, or the benefits or obligations of any Contract described in this Section 2.8 are expressly conveyed to the applicable Party pursuant to this Agreement or an Ancillary Agreement, any (i) Contract, a portion of which is a SpinCo Contract, and the remainder of which is a YUM Asset or (ii) Contract entered into prior to the Effective Time that relates to the SpinCo Business but is not exclusively related to the SpinCo Business and with respect to which the portion that relates to the SpinCo Business cannot be divided (any such Contract, a “Shared Contract”), shall be assigned in relevant part to the applicable member(s) of the applicable Group, if so assignable, or appropriately amended prior to,

 

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at or after the Effective Time, so that YUM, SpinCo or the applicable other member of its respective Group shall, as of the Effective Time, be entitled to the rights and benefits, and shall assume the related portion of any Liabilities, inuring to its respective businesses; provided that (A) in no event shall any member of any Group be required to assign (or amend) any Shared Contract in its entirety or to assign a portion of any Shared Contract which is not assignable (or cannot be amended) by its terms (including any terms imposing consents or conditions on an assignment where such consents or conditions have not been obtained or fulfilled), and (B) if any Shared Contract cannot be so partially assigned by its terms or otherwise, or cannot be amended or if assignment or amendment of such Shared Contract would impair the benefit the parties thereto derive from such Shared Contract, then the Parties shall, and shall cause each of the members of their respective Groups to, take such other reasonable and permissible actions (including by providing prompt written notice to each other Party with respect to any relevant claim of Liability or other relevant matters arising in connection with a Shared Contract so as to allow such other Party the ability to exercise any applicable rights under such Shared Contract) to cause a member of the SpinCo Group or the YUM Group, as the case may be, to receive the rights and benefits of that portion of each Shared Contract that relates to the SpinCo Business or the YUM Business, respectively (in each case, to the extent so related), as if such Shared Contract had been assigned to (or amended to admit) a member of the applicable Group pursuant to this Section 2.8, and to bear the burden of the corresponding Liabilities (including any Liabilities that may arise by reason of such arrangement), as if such Liabilities had been assumed by a member of the applicable Group pursuant to this Section 2.8.

 

(b)                                 Each of YUM and the SpinCo Parties shall, and shall cause the other members of its Group to, (i) treat for all Tax purposes the portion of each Shared Contract inuring to its respective businesses as Assets owned by, and/or Liabilities of, as applicable, such Party, or the other members of its Group, as applicable, not later than the Effective Time and (ii) neither report nor take any Tax position (on a Tax Return or otherwise) inconsistent with such treatment (unless required by applicable Law).

 

(c)                                  Nothing in this Section 2.8 shall require any member of any Group to make any non-de minimis payment (except to the extent advanced, assumed or agreed in advance to be reimbursed by any member of the other Group), incur any non-de minimis obligation or grant any non-de minimis concession for the benefit of any member of the other Group in order to effect any transaction contemplated by this Section 2.8.

 

2.9                               Bank Accounts; Cash Balances.

 

(a)                                 Each Party agrees to take, or cause the other members of its Group to take, at the Effective Time (or such earlier time as the Parties may agree), all actions necessary to amend all Contracts governing each bank and brokerage account owned by SpinCo or any other member of the SpinCo Group (collectively, the “SpinCo Accounts”) and all Contracts governing each bank or brokerage account owned by YUM or any other member of the YUM Group (collectively, the “YUM Accounts”) so that each such SpinCo Account and YUM Account, if currently linked (whether by automatic withdrawal, automatic deposit or any other authorization to transfer funds from or to, hereinafter “Linked”) to any YUM Account or SpinCo Account, respectively, is de-Linked from such YUM Account or SpinCo Account, respectively.

 

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(b)                                 With respect to any outstanding checks issued or payments initiated by YUM, SpinCo or any other member of their respective Groups prior to the Effective Time, such outstanding checks and payments shall be honored following the Effective Time by the Person or Group owning the account on which the check is drawn or from which the payment was initiated, respectively.

 

(c)                                  As between YUM and the SpinCo Parties (and the other members of their respective Groups), all payments made and reimbursements received after the Effective Time to or by any Party (or member of its Group) that relate to a business, Asset or Liability of another Party (or other member of its Group), shall be held by such Party in trust for the use and benefit of the Party entitled thereto and, promptly following receipt by such Party of any such payment or reimbursement, YUM or the SpinCo Parties, as applicable, shall pay over, or shall cause the applicable other member of its Group to pay over, to such other Party the amount of such payment or reimbursement without right of set-off.

 

2.10                        Ancillary Agreements.  Effective at or prior to the Effective Time, each of YUM and the SpinCo Parties will, or will cause the applicable other members of their respective Groups to, execute and deliver all Ancillary Agreements to which it is a party.

 

2.11                        Disclaimer of Representations and Warranties.  EACH OF YUM (ON BEHALF OF ITSELF AND EACH OTHER MEMBER OF THE YUM GROUP) AND EACH OF THE SPINCO PARTIES (ON BEHALF OF ITSELF AND EACH OTHER MEMBER OF THE SPINCO GROUP) UNDERSTANDS AND AGREES THAT, EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY SET FORTH HEREIN OR IN ANY ANCILLARY AGREEMENT, NO PARTY TO THIS AGREEMENT, ANY ANCILLARY AGREEMENT OR ANY OTHER AGREEMENT OR DOCUMENT CONTEMPLATED BY THIS AGREEMENT, ANY ANCILLARY AGREEMENT OR OTHERWISE, IS REPRESENTING OR WARRANTING IN ANY WAY AS TO THE ASSETS, BUSINESSES OR LIABILITIES TRANSFERRED OR ASSUMED AS CONTEMPLATED HEREBY OR THEREBY, AS TO ANY CONSENTS OR APPROVALS REQUIRED IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, AS TO THE VALUE OR FREEDOM FROM ANY SECURITY INTERESTS OF ANY ASSETS OF SUCH PARTY OR ANY OTHER MEMBER OF ITS GROUP, OR ANY OTHER MATTER CONCERNING ANY ASSETS OR LIABILITIES OF SUCH PARTY OR ANY OTHER MEMBER OF ITS GROUP, OR AS TO THE EXISTENCE OR ABSENCE OF ANY DEFENSES OR RIGHT OF SETOFF OR FREEDOM FROM COUNTERCLAIM WITH RESPECT TO ANY CLAIM OR OTHER ASSET OR LIABILITY, INCLUDING ANY ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE OR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE, OF ANY PARTY OR ANY OTHER MEMBER OF ITS GROUP, OR AS TO THE LEGAL SUFFICIENCY OF ANY ASSIGNMENT, DOCUMENT OR INSTRUMENT DELIVERED HEREUNDER TO CONVEY TITLE TO ANY ASSET OR THING OF VALUE UPON THE EXECUTION, DELIVERY AND FILING HEREOF OR THEREOF.  EXCEPT AS MAY EXPRESSLY BE SET FORTH HEREIN OR IN ANY ANCILLARY AGREEMENT, ALL SUCH ASSETS ARE BEING TRANSFERRED ON AN “AS IS,” “WHERE IS” BASIS (AND, IN THE CASE OF ANY REAL PROPERTY, BY MEANS OF A QUITCLAIM OR SIMILAR FORM OF DEED OR CONVEYANCE) AND THE RESPECTIVE TRANSFEREES SHALL BEAR THE ECONOMIC AND LEGAL RISKS THAT (A) ANY CONVEYANCE WILL PROVE TO BE INSUFFICIENT TO VEST IN THE TRANSFEREE GOOD AND MARKETABLE TITLE, FREE AND CLEAR OF ANY SECURITY INTEREST, AND (B) ANY

 

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NECESSARY APPROVALS OR NOTIFICATIONS ARE NOT OBTAINED OR MADE OR THAT ANY REQUIREMENTS OF LAWS OR JUDGMENTS ARE NOT COMPLIED WITH.

 

2.12                        Financial Information Certifications.  YUM’s disclosure controls and procedures and internal control over financial reporting (as each is contemplated by the Exchange Act) are currently applicable to SpinCo as its Subsidiary.  In order to enable the principal executive officer and principal financial officer of SpinCo to make the certifications required of them under Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, YUM (i) by the earlier of (A) thirty-five (35) days after the end of the fiscal quarter in which the Distribution occurs and (B) the date upon which SpinCo is required to file with the SEC its first periodic report on Form 10-Q following the effectiveness of the Form 10, shall provide SpinCo with one (1) or more certifications with respect to such disclosure controls and procedures, its internal control over financial reporting and the effectiveness thereof (each, a “Certification”); and (ii) shall, if requested in writing by SpinCo at least ten (10) Business Days prior to the date on which SpinCo is required to file with the SEC its first annual report on Form 10-K, provide SpinCo with one or more Certifications covering the period of time, if any, in the fiscal quarter in which the Distribution occurs that SpinCo was a wholly owned Subsidiary of YUM (such period of time, the “Stub Period”), provided that  if requested in writing by YUM at least ten (10) Business Days prior to the date on which YUM is required to file with the SEC its annual report on Form 10-K, SpinCo shall provide YUM with a representation memorandum and/or letter signed by SpinCo’s Controller, CFO and CEO in order to support YUM’s own Certifications with respect to YUM’s business and operations during the Stub Period (such representation memorandum and/or letter to be of a form and substance substantially similar to such representation memorandums and/or letters provided by the China Division to YUM in the past).  Any such Certification(s) provided by YUM to SpinCo under this Section 2.12 shall be provided by YUM (and not by any officer or employee in their individual capacity).

 

2.13                        Transition Committee.  Prior to the Effective Time, the Parties shall establish a transition committee (the “Transition Committee”) that shall consist of an equal number of members from YUM and SpinCo.  The Transition Committee shall be responsible for monitoring and managing all matters related to any of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement or any Ancillary Agreements for the period following the Effective Time.  The Transition Committee shall have the authority to (a) establish one (1) or more subcommittees from time to time as it deems appropriate or as may be described in any Ancillary Agreements, with each such subcommittee comprised of one (1) or more members of the Transition Committee or one (1) or more employees of any Party or any member of their respective Groups, and each such subcommittee having such scope of responsibility as may be determined by the Transition Committee from time to time; (b) delegate to any such committee any of the powers of the Transition Committee; (c) combine, modify the scope of responsibility of, and disband any such subcommittees; and (d) modify or reverse any such delegations.  The Transition Committee shall establish general procedures for managing the responsibilities delegated to it under this Section 2.13, and may modify such procedures from time to time.  All decisions by the Transition Committee or any subcommittee thereof shall be effective only if mutually agreed by YUM and SpinCo.  The Parties shall utilize the procedures set forth in Article VII to resolve any matters as to which the Transition Committee is not able to reach a decision.

 

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ARTICLE III
THE DISTRIBUTION

 

3.1                               Sole and Absolute Discretion; Cooperation.

 

(a)                                 YUM shall, in its sole and absolute discretion, determine the terms of the Distribution, including the form, structure and terms of any transaction(s) and/or offering(s) to effect the Distribution and the timing and conditions to the consummation of the Distribution.  In addition, YUM may, at any time and from time to time until the consummation of the Distribution, modify or change the terms of the Distribution, including by accelerating or delaying the timing of the consummation of all or part of the Distribution.  Nothing shall in any way limit YUM’s right to terminate this Agreement or the Distribution as set forth in Article IX or alter the consequences of any such termination from those specified in Article IX.

 

(b)                                 The SpinCo Parties shall cooperate with YUM to accomplish the Distribution and shall, at YUM’s direction, promptly take any and all actions necessary or desirable to effect the Distribution, including in respect of the registration under the Exchange Act of SpinCo Shares on the Form 10.  YUM shall select any investment bank or manager in connection with the Distribution, as well as any financial printer, solicitation and/or exchange agent and financial, legal, accounting and other advisors for YUM.  The SpinCo Parties and YUM will provide to the Agent any information required in order to complete the Distribution.

 

3.2                               Actions Prior to the Distribution.  Prior to the Effective Time and subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, the Parties shall take, or cause to be taken, the following actions in connection with the Distribution:

 

(a)                                 Notice to NYSE.  YUM shall, to the extent possible, give NYSE not less than ten (10) days’ advance notice of the Record Date in compliance with Rule 10b-17 under the Exchange Act.

 

(b)                                 SpinCo Certificate of Incorporation and SpinCo Bylaws.  On or prior to the Distribution Date, YUM and SpinCo shall take all necessary actions so that, as of the Effective Time, the SpinCo Certificate of Incorporation and the SpinCo Bylaws shall become the amended and restated certificate of incorporation and amended and restated bylaws of SpinCo, respectively.

 

(c)                                  SpinCo Directors and Officers.  On or prior to the Distribution Date, YUM and SpinCo shall take all necessary actions so that as of the Effective Time:  (i) the directors and executive officers of SpinCo shall be those set forth in the Information Statement made available to the Record Holders prior to the Distribution Date, unless otherwise agreed by the Parties, and (ii) SpinCo shall have such other officers as the board of directors of SpinCo shall appoint.

 

(d)                                 NYSE Listing.  SpinCo shall prepare, file and pursue an application to permit listing of the SpinCo Shares to be distributed in the Distribution on the NYSE, subject to official notice of issuance.

 

(e)                                  Securities Law Matters.  SpinCo shall file any amendments or supplements to the Form 10 as may be necessary or advisable in order to cause the Form 10 to become and remain effective as required by the SEC or federal, state or other applicable securities Laws.  YUM

 

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and SpinCo shall cooperate in preparing, filing with the SEC and causing to become effective registration statements or amendments thereof that are required to reflect the establishment of, or amendments to, any employee benefit and other plans necessary or advisable in connection with the transactions contemplated by this Agreement and the Ancillary Agreements.  YUM and SpinCo will prepare, and SpinCo will, to the extent required under applicable Law, file with the SEC any such documentation and any requisite no-action letters that YUM determines are necessary or desirable to effectuate the Distribution, and YUM and the SpinCo Parties shall each use their respective reasonable best efforts to obtain all necessary approvals from the SEC with respect thereto as soon as practicable.  YUM and the SpinCo Parties shall take all such action as may be necessary or appropriate under the securities or blue sky Laws of the United States (and any comparable Laws under any foreign jurisdiction) in connection with the Distribution.

 

(f)                                   Information Statement.  YUM shall make available the Information Statement to the Record Holders.

 

(g)                                  The Distribution Agent.  YUM shall enter into a distribution agent agreement, or such other agreement as may be necessary, with the Agent or otherwise provide instructions to the Agent regarding the Distribution.

 

(h)                                 Financing Transactions.  In connection with the Separation and prior to the Effective Time, YUM and the SpinCo Parties shall cooperate with respect to and undertake such financing transactions (which may also include the transfer of cash between the YUM Group and the SpinCo Group) as YUM determines to be advisable.

 

(i)                                     Stock-Based Employee Benefit Plans.  YUM and the SpinCo Parties shall take all actions as may be necessary to approve the grants of adjusted equity awards by YUM (in respect of YUM Shares) and SpinCo (in respect of SpinCo Shares) in connection with the Distribution in order to satisfy the requirements of Rule 16b-3 under the Exchange Act.

 

3.3                               Conditions to the Distribution.

 

(a)                                 The consummation of the Distribution will be subject to the satisfaction, or waiver, in whole or in part, by YUM in its sole and absolute discretion, of the following conditions:

 

(i)                                     The transfer of the SpinCo Assets (other than any Delayed SpinCo Asset) and SpinCo Liabilities (other than any Delayed SpinCo Liability) contemplated to be transferred to SpinCo (or another member of the SpinCo Group) on or prior to the Distribution shall have occurred as contemplated by Section 2.1, and the transfer of the YUM Assets (other than any Delayed YUM Asset) and YUM Liabilities (other than any Delayed YUM Liability) contemplated to be transferred to YUM (or another member of the YUM Group) on or prior to the Distribution Date shall have occurred as contemplated by Section 2.1, in each case pursuant to the Plan of Reorganization.

 

(ii)                                  YUM shall have received (A) one (1) or more opinions of its external tax advisors, in each case, satisfactory to the YUM Board, regarding certain tax matters relating to the Distribution and related transactions and (B) an opinion of each of Mayer Brown LLP and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, regarding the qualification of the

 

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Distribution as a transaction that is generally tax-free for U.S. federal income tax purposes under Sections 355 and 361 of the Code.

 

(iii)                               The SEC shall have declared effective the Form 10; no order suspending the effectiveness of the Form 10 shall be in effect; and no proceedings for such purposes shall be pending before or threatened by the SEC.

 

(iv)                              The Information Statement shall have been made available to the Record Holders.

 

(v)                                 The actions and filings necessary or appropriate under applicable U.S. federal, U.S. state or other securities Laws or blue sky Laws and the rules and regulations thereunder shall have been taken or made, and, where applicable, shall have become effective or been accepted.

 

(vi)                              Any Approvals or Notifications of any Governmental Authorities required for the consummation of the Separation and Distribution[, including [•]] shall have been obtained.

 

(vii)                           No order, injunction or decree issued by any Governmental Authority of competent jurisdiction or other legal restraint or prohibition preventing the consummation of the Separation, the Distribution or any of the transactions related thereto shall be in effect.

 

(viii)                        The SpinCo Shares to be distributed to the YUM shareholders in the Distribution shall have been accepted for listing on the NYSE, subject to official notice of issuance.

 

(ix)                              Each of the Ancillary Agreements shall have been duly executed and delivered by the applicable parties thereto.

 

(x)                                 An independent valuation firm shall have delivered one (1) or more opinions to the YUM Board confirming the solvency and financial viability of each of YUM and SpinCo immediately after the consummation of the Distribution, and such opinions shall be acceptable to YUM in form and substance in YUM’s sole discretion, and such opinions shall not have been withdrawn, rescinded or modified in any respect.

 

(xi)                              No other event or development shall have occurred or shall exist that, in the judgment of the YUM Board, in its sole discretion, makes it inadvisable to effect the Separation, the Distribution or the other transactions contemplated hereby.

 

(b)                                 The foregoing conditions are for the sole benefit of YUM and shall not give rise to or create any duty on the part of YUM or the YUM Board to waive or not waive any such condition or in any way limit YUM’s right to terminate this Agreement as set forth in Article IX or alter the consequences of any such termination from those specified in Article IX.  Any determination made by the YUM Board prior to the Distribution concerning the satisfaction or waiver of any or all of the conditions set forth in Section 3.3(a) shall be conclusive and binding on the Parties.

 

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3.4                               The Distribution.

 

(a)                                 Subject to Section 3.3, at or prior to the Effective Time, SpinCo will deliver to the Agent, for the benefit of the Record Holders, book-entry transfer authorizations for such number of the outstanding SpinCo Shares as is necessary to effect the Distribution, and shall cause the transfer agent for the YUM Shares to instruct the Agent to distribute at the Effective Time the appropriate number of SpinCo Shares to each such holder or designated transferee or transferees of such holder by way of direct registration in book-entry form.  SpinCo will not issue paper stock certificates in respect of the SpinCo Shares.  The Distribution shall be effective at the Effective Time.

 

(b)                                 Subject to Sections 3.3 and 3.4(c), each Record Holder will be entitled to receive in the Distribution a number of whole SpinCo Shares to be determined by resolution of the YUM Board, for every one (1) YUM Share held by such Record Holder on the Record Date, rounded down to the nearest whole number.

 

(c)                                  No fractional shares will be distributed or credited to book-entry accounts in connection with the Distribution, and any such fractional share interests to which a Record Holder would otherwise be entitled shall not entitle such Record Holder to vote or to any other rights as a shareholder of SpinCo.  In lieu of any such fractional shares, each Record Holder who, but for the provisions of this Section 3.4(c), would be entitled to receive a fractional share interest of a SpinCo Share pursuant to the Distribution, shall be paid cash, without any interest thereon, as hereinafter provided.  As soon as practicable after the Effective Time, YUM shall direct the Agent to determine the number of whole and fractional SpinCo Shares allocable to each Record Holder, to aggregate all such fractional shares into whole shares, and to sell the whole shares obtained thereby in the open market at the then-prevailing prices on behalf of each Record Holder who otherwise would be entitled to receive fractional share interests (with the Agent, in its sole and absolute discretion, determining when, how and through which broker-dealer and at what price to make such sales), and to cause to be distributed to each such Record Holder, in lieu of any fractional share, such Record Holder’s or owner’s ratable share of the total proceeds of such sale, after deducting any Taxes required to be withheld and applicable transfer Taxes, and after deducting the costs and expenses of such sale and distribution, including brokers’ fees and commissions.  None of YUM, SpinCo or the Agent will be required to guarantee any minimum sale price for the fractional SpinCo Shares sold in accordance with this Section 3.4(c).  Neither YUM nor SpinCo will be required to pay any interest on the proceeds from the sale of fractional shares.  Neither the Agent nor the broker-dealers through which the aggregated fractional shares are sold shall be Affiliates of YUM or the SpinCo Parties.  Solely for purposes of computing fractional share interests pursuant to this Section 3.4(c) and Section 3.4(d), the beneficial owner of YUM Shares held of record in the name of a nominee in any nominee account shall be treated as the Record Holder with respect to such shares.

 

(d)                                 Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, if the distribution of SpinCo Shares pursuant to the Distribution is not permitted under the applicable Law of any jurisdiction (each such jurisdiction, a “Prohibited Jurisdiction”), each Record Holder in such Prohibited Jurisdiction who, but for such applicable Law, would have received a SpinCo Share pursuant to the Distribution, shall receive a distribution of cash, without any interest thereon, in lieu of such SpinCo Share to the extent permitted by the applicable Law of such Prohibited

 

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Jurisdiction.  The procedures set forth in Section 3.4(c) with respect to fractional shares shall apply to the distribution of SpinCo Shares to Record Holders in Prohibited Jurisdictions, mutatis mutandis, with each reference to a “fractional share” in such sentences being deemed a reference to a SpinCo Share that, but for this Section 3.4(d) and for applicable Law, would have been distributed pursuant to the Distribution to a Record Holder in a Prohibited Jurisdiction.

 

(e)                                  Any SpinCo Shares or cash in lieu of SpinCo Shares (or fractions thereof) that remain unclaimed by any Record Holder one hundred and eighty (180) days after the Distribution Date shall be delivered to SpinCo, and SpinCo shall hold such SpinCo Shares for the account of such Record Holder, and the Parties agree that all obligations to provide such SpinCo Shares and cash, if any, in lieu of SpinCo Shares (or fractions thereof) shall be obligations of the SpinCo Parties, subject in each case to applicable escheat or other abandoned property Laws, and YUM shall have no Liability with respect thereto.

 

(f)                                   Until the SpinCo Shares are duly transferred in accordance with this Section 3.4 and applicable Law and subject to Section 3.4(d), from and after the Effective Time, the SpinCo Parties will regard the Persons entitled to receive such SpinCo Shares as record holders of SpinCo Shares in accordance with the terms of the Distribution without requiring any action on the part of such Persons.  The SpinCo Parties agree that, subject to any transfers of such shares, from and after the Effective Time (i) each such holder will be entitled to receive all dividends payable on, and exercise voting rights and all other rights and privileges with respect to, the SpinCo Shares then held by such holder, and (ii) each such holder will be entitled, without any action on the part of such holder, to receive evidence of ownership of the SpinCo Shares then held by such holder.

 

ARTICLE IV
MUTUAL RELEASES, INDEMNIFICATION AND LITIGATION

 

4.1                               Release of Pre-Distribution Claims.

 

(a)                                 SpinCo Parties Release of YUM Group.  Except as provided in Sections 4.1(c) and 4.3, effective as of the Effective Time, each of the SpinCo Parties does hereby, for itself and each other member of the SpinCo Group, and their respective successors and assigns, and, to the extent permitted by Law, all Persons who at any time prior to the Effective Time have been shareholders, directors, officers, agents or employees of any member of the SpinCo Group (in each case, in their respective capacities as such), remise, release and forever discharge (i) YUM and the other members of the YUM Group, and their respective successors and assigns, (ii) all Persons who at any time prior to the Effective Time have been shareholders, directors, officers, agents or employees of any member of the YUM Group (in each case, in their respective capacities as such), and their respective heirs, executors, administrators, successors and assigns and (iii) all Persons who at any time prior to the Effective Time are or have been shareholders, directors, officers, agents or employees of a Transferred Entity and who are not, as of immediately following the Effective Time, directors, officers or employees of either of the SpinCo Parties or another member of the SpinCo Group, in each case from:  (A) all SpinCo Liabilities, (B) all Liabilities arising from or in connection with the transactions and all other activities to implement the Separation and the Distribution and (C) all Liabilities arising from or in connection with actions, inactions, events, omissions, conditions, facts or circumstances occurring or existing prior to the Effective Time

 

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(whether or not such Liabilities cease being contingent, mature, become known, are asserted or foreseen, or accrue, in each case before, at or after the Effective Time), in each case to the extent relating to, arising out of or resulting from the SpinCo Business, the SpinCo Assets or the SpinCo Liabilities.

 

(b)                                 YUM Release of SpinCo GroupExcept as provided in Sections 4.1(c) and 4.2, effective as of the Effective Time, YUM does hereby, for itself and each other member of the YUM Group and their respective successors and assigns, and, to the extent permitted by Law, all Persons who at any time prior to the Effective Time have been shareholders, directors, officers, agents or employees of any member of the YUM Group (in each case, in their respective capacities as such), remise, release and forever discharge each SpinCo Party and the other members of the SpinCo Group, and their respective successors and assigns, from (A) all YUM Liabilities, (B) all Liabilities arising from or in connection with the transactions and all other activities to implement the Separation and the Distribution and (C) all Liabilities arising from or in connection with actions, inactions, events, omissions, conditions, facts or circumstances occurring or existing prior to the Effective Time (whether or not such Liabilities cease being contingent, mature, become known, are asserted or foreseen, or accrue, in each case before, at or after the Effective Time), in each case to the extent relating to, arising out of or resulting from the YUM Business, the YUM Assets or the YUM Liabilities.

 

(c)                                  Obligations Not Affected.  Nothing contained in Section 4.1(a) or 4.1(b) shall impair any right of any Person to enforce this Agreement, any Ancillary Agreement or any agreements, arrangements, commitments or understandings that are specified in Section 2.7(b) or the applicable Schedule to Section 2.7(b) as not to terminate as of the Effective Time, in each case in accordance with its terms.  Nothing contained in Section 4.1(a) or 4.1(b) shall release any Person from:

 

(i)                                     any Liability provided in or resulting from any agreement among any members of the YUM Group or the SpinCo Group that is specified in Section 2.7(b) or the applicable Schedule to Section 2.7(b) as not to terminate as of the Effective Time, or any other Liability specified in Section 2.7(b) as not to terminate as of the Effective Time;

 

(ii)                                  any Liability, contingent or otherwise, assumed, transferred, assigned or allocated to the Group of which such Person is a member in accordance with, or any other Liability of any member of any Group under, this Agreement or any Ancillary Agreement;

 

(iii)                               any Liability for the sale, lease, construction or receipt of goods, property or services purchased, obtained or used in the ordinary course of business by a member of one Group from a member of the other Group prior to the Effective Time;

 

(iv)                              any Liability provided in or resulting from any Contract or understanding that is entered into after the Effective Time between any Party (and/or a member of such Party’s Group), on the one hand, and any other Party (and/or a member of such other Party’s Group), on the other hand;

 

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(v)                                 any Liability that the Parties may have with respect to indemnification or contribution or other obligation pursuant to this Agreement, any Ancillary Agreement or otherwise for claims brought against the Parties or members of their Groups by Third Parties, which Liability shall be governed by the provisions of this Article IV and Article V and, if applicable, the appropriate provisions of the Ancillary Agreements; or

 

(vi)                              any Liability the release of which would result in the release of any Person other than a Person released pursuant to this Section 4.1.

 

In addition, nothing contained in Section 4.1(a) shall release any member of the YUM Group from honoring its existing obligations to indemnify any director, officer or employee of SpinCo who was a director, officer or employee of any member of the YUM Group at or prior to the Effective Time, to the extent such director, officer or employee becomes a named defendant in any Action with respect to which such director, officer or employee was entitled to such indemnification pursuant to such existing obligations, it being understood that, if the underlying obligation giving rise to such Action is a SpinCo Liability, the SpinCo Parties shall indemnify YUM for such Liability (including YUM’s costs to indemnify the director, officer or employee) in accordance with the provisions set forth in this Article IV.

 

(d)                                 No Claims.  The SpinCo Parties shall not make, and shall not permit any other member of the SpinCo Group to make, any claim or demand, or commence any Action asserting any claim or demand, including any claim of contribution or any indemnification, against YUM or any other member of the YUM Group, or any other Person released pursuant to Section 4.1(a), with respect to any Liabilities released pursuant to Section 4.1(a).  YUM shall not make, and shall not permit any other member of the YUM Group to make, any claim or demand, or commence any Action asserting any claim or demand, including any claim of contribution or any indemnification, against either SpinCo Party or any other member of the SpinCo Group, or any other Person released pursuant to Section 4.1(b), with respect to any Liabilities released pursuant to Section 4.1(b).

 

(e)                                  Execution of Further Releases.  At any time at or after the Effective Time, at the request of YUM or SpinCo, each other Party shall cause each member of its respective Group to execute and deliver releases reflecting the provisions of this Section 4.1.

 

4.2                               Indemnification by the SpinCo Parties.  Except as otherwise specifically set forth in this Agreement or in any Ancillary Agreement, to the fullest extent permitted by Law, the SpinCo Parties shall, and shall cause the other members of the SpinCo Group to, indemnify, defend and hold harmless YUM, each other member of the YUM Group and each of their respective past, present and future directors, officers, employees and agents, in each case in their respective capacities as such, and each of the heirs, executors, successors and assigns of any of the foregoing (collectively, the “YUM Indemnitees”), from and against any and all Liabilities of the YUM Indemnitees relating to, arising out of or resulting from, directly or indirectly, any of the following items (without duplication):

 

(a)                                 any SpinCo Liability;

 

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(b)                                 any failure of a SpinCo Party, any other member of the SpinCo Group or any other Person to pay, perform or otherwise promptly discharge any SpinCo Liabilities in accordance with their terms, whether prior to, at or after the Effective Time;

 

(c)                                  the SpinCo Specified Actions;

 

(d)                                 any breach by a SpinCo Party or any other member of the SpinCo Group of this Agreement or any of the Ancillary Agreements;

 

(e)                                  except to the extent it relates to a YUM Liability, any guarantee, indemnification or contribution obligation, surety bond or other credit support agreement, arrangement, commitment or understanding for the benefit of any member of the SpinCo Group by any member of the YUM Group that survives following the Distribution; and

 

(f)                                   any untrue statement or alleged untrue statement of a material fact or omission or alleged omission to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein not misleading, with respect to all information contained in the Form 10, the Information Statement (as amended or supplemented if SpinCo shall have furnished any amendments or supplements thereto) or any other Disclosure Document, other than the matters described in clause (f) of Section 4.3.

 

4.3                               Indemnification by YUM.  Except as otherwise specifically set forth in this Agreement or in any Ancillary Agreement, to the fullest extent permitted by Law, YUM shall, and shall cause the other members of the YUM Group to, indemnify, defend and hold harmless each SpinCo Party, each other member of the SpinCo Group and each of their respective past, present and future directors, officers, employees or agents, in each case in their respective capacities as such, and each of the heirs, executors, successors and assigns of any of the foregoing (collectively, the “SpinCo Indemnitees”), from and against any and all Liabilities of the SpinCo Indemnitees relating to, arising out of or resulting from, directly or indirectly, any of the following items (without duplication):

 

(a)                                 any YUM Liability;

 

(b)                                 any failure of YUM, any other member of the YUM Group or any other Person to pay, perform or otherwise promptly discharge any YUM Liabilities in accordance with their terms, whether prior to, at or after the Effective Time;

 

(c)                                  the YUM Specified Actions;

 

(d)                                 any breach by YUM or any other member of the YUM Group of this Agreement or any of the Ancillary Agreements;

 

(e)                                  except to the extent it relates to a SpinCo Liability, any guarantee, indemnification or contribution obligation, surety bond or other credit support agreement, arrangement, commitment or understanding for the benefit of any member of the YUM Group by any member of the SpinCo Group that survives following the Distribution; and

 

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(f)                                   any untrue statement or alleged untrue statement of a material fact or omission or alleged omission to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein not misleading, with respect to statements made explicitly in YUM’s name in the Form 10, the Information Statement (as amended or supplemented if SpinCo shall have furnished any amendments or supplements thereto) or any other Disclosure Document; it being agreed that the statements set forth on Schedule 4.3(f) shall be the only statements made explicitly in YUM’s name in the Form 10, the Information Statement or any other Disclosure Document, and all other information contained in the Form 10, the Information Statement or any other Disclosure Document shall be deemed to be information supplied by SpinCo.

 

4.4                               Indemnification Obligations Net of Insurance Proceeds and Other Amounts.

 

(a)                                 The Parties intend that any Liability subject to indemnification, contribution or reimbursement pursuant to this Article IV or Article V will be net of Insurance Proceeds or other amounts actually recovered (net of any out-of-pocket costs or expenses incurred in the collection thereof) from any Person by or on behalf of the Indemnitee in respect of any indemnifiable Liability.  Accordingly, the amount which any Party (an “Indemnifying Party”) is required to pay to any Person entitled to indemnification or contribution hereunder (an “Indemnitee”) will be reduced by any Insurance Proceeds or other amounts actually recovered (net of any out-of-pocket costs or expenses incurred in the collection thereof) from any Person by or on behalf of the Indemnitee in respect of the related Liability.  If an Indemnitee receives a payment (an “Indemnity Payment”) under this Agreement from an Indemnifying Party in respect of any Liability and subsequently receives Insurance Proceeds or any other amounts in respect of such Liability, then within ten (10) calendar days of receipt of such Insurance Proceeds or other amounts, the Indemnitee will pay to the Indemnifying Party an amount equal to the excess of the Indemnity Payment received over the amount of the Indemnity Payment that would have been due if the Insurance Proceeds or such other amounts (net of any out-of-pocket costs or expenses incurred in the collection thereof) had been received, realized or recovered before the Indemnity Payment was made.

 

(b)                                 The Parties agree that an insurer that would otherwise be obligated to pay any claim shall not be relieved of the responsibility with respect thereto or, solely by virtue of any provision contained in this Agreement or any Ancillary Agreement, have any subrogation rights with respect thereto, it being understood that no insurer or any other Third Party shall be entitled to a “windfall” (i.e., a benefit they would not be entitled to receive in the absence of the indemnification provisions) by virtue of the liability allocation, indemnification and contribution provisions hereof.  Accordingly, any provision herein that could have the result of giving any insurer or other Third Party such a “windfall” shall be suspended or amended to the extent necessary to not provide such “windfall.”  Each Party shall, and shall cause the members of its Group to, use commercially reasonable efforts to seek or collect or recover any Insurance Proceeds that may be collectible or recoverable with respect to the Liabilities for which indemnification or contribution may be available under this Article IV; provided that the Indemnitee’s inability to collect or recover any such Insurance Proceeds shall not limit the Indemnifying Party’s obligations under this Agreement.

 

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4.5                               Procedures for Indemnification of Third-Party Claims.

 

(a)                                 Notice of Claims.  If, at or following the Effective Time, an Indemnitee shall receive notice or otherwise learn of the assertion by a Person (including any Governmental Authority) who is not a member of the YUM Group or the SpinCo Group of any claim or of the commencement by any such Person of any Action (collectively, a “Third-Party Claim”) with respect to which an Indemnifying Party may be obligated to provide indemnification to such Indemnitee pursuant to Section 4.2 or 4.3, or any other Section of this Agreement or any Ancillary Agreement, such Indemnitee shall give such Indemnifying Party written notice thereof as soon as practicable, but in any event no later than fourteen (14) days after becoming aware of such Third-Party Claim.  Any such notice shall describe the Third-Party Claim in reasonable detail, including the facts and circumstances giving rise to such claim for indemnification, and include copies of all notices and documents (including court papers) received by the Indemnitee relating to the Third-Party Claim.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, the failure of an Indemnitee to provide notice in accordance with this Section 4.5(a) shall not relieve an Indemnifying Party of its indemnification obligations under this Agreement, except to the extent (if any) to which the Indemnifying Party is actually prejudiced by the Indemnitee’s failure to provide notice in accordance with this Section 4.5(a).

 

(b)                                 Control of Defense.  An Indemnifying Party may elect to defend (and seek to settle or compromise, subject to Section 4.5(e)), at its own expense and with its own counsel, any Third-Party Claim; provided that, prior to the Indemnifying Party assuming and controlling defense of such Third-Party Claim, it shall first confirm to the Indemnitee in writing that, assuming the facts presented to the Indemnifying Party by the Indemnitee being true, the Indemnifying Party shall indemnify the Indemnitee for any Liabilities to the extent resulting from, or arising out of, such Third-Party Claim.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the Indemnifying Party assumes such defense and, in the course of defending such Third-Party Claim, (i) the Indemnifying Party discovers that the facts presented at the time the Indemnifying Party acknowledged its indemnification obligation in respect of such Third-Party Claim were not true in all material respects and (ii) such untruth provides a reasonable basis for asserting that the Indemnifying Party does not have an indemnification obligation in respect of such Third-Party Claim, then (A) the Indemnifying Party shall not be bound by such acknowledgment, (B) the Indemnifying Party shall promptly thereafter provide the Indemnitee written notice of its assertion that it does not have an indemnification obligation in respect of such Third-Party Claim and (C) the Indemnitee shall have the right to assume the defense of such Third-Party Claim.  Within thirty (30) days after the receipt of a notice from an Indemnitee in accordance with Section 4.5(a) (or sooner, if the nature of the Third-Party Claim so requires), the Indemnifying Party shall provide written notice to the Indemnitee indicating whether the Indemnifying Party shall assume responsibility for defending the Third-Party Claim.  If an Indemnifying Party elects not to assume responsibility for defending any Third-Party Claim or fails to notify an Indemnitee of its election within thirty (30) days after receipt of the notice from an Indemnitee as provided in Section 4.5(a), then the Indemnitee that is the subject of such Third-Party Claim shall be entitled to continue to conduct and control the defense of such Third-Party Claim.

 

(c)                                  Allocation of Defense Costs.  If an Indemnifying Party has elected to assume the defense of a Third-Party Claim, then such Indemnifying Party shall be solely liable for all fees and expenses incurred by it in connection with the defense of such Third-Party Claim and

 

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shall not be entitled to seek any indemnification or reimbursement from the Indemnitee for any such fees or expenses incurred by the Indemnifying Party during the course of the defense of such Third-Party Claim by such Indemnifying Party, regardless of any subsequent decision by the Indemnifying Party to reject or otherwise abandon its assumption of such defense.  If an Indemnifying Party elects not to assume responsibility for defending any Third-Party Claim or fails to notify an Indemnitee of its election within thirty (30) days after receipt of a notice from an Indemnitee as provided in Section 4.5(a), and the Indemnitee conducts and controls the defense of such Third-Party Claim and the Indemnifying Party has an indemnification obligation with respect to such Third-Party Claim, then the Indemnifying Party shall be liable for all reasonable fees and expenses incurred by the Indemnitee in connection with the defense of such Third-Party Claim.

 

(d)                                 Right to Monitor and Participate.  An Indemnitee that does not conduct and control the defense of any Third-Party Claim, or an Indemnifying Party that has failed to elect to defend any Third-Party Claim as contemplated hereby, nevertheless shall have the right to employ separate counsel (including local counsel, as necessary) of its own choosing to monitor and participate in (but not control) the defense of any Third-Party Claim for which it is a potential Indemnitee or Indemnifying Party, but the fees and expenses of such counsel shall be at the expense of such Indemnitee or Indemnifying Party, as the case may be, and the provisions of Section 4.5(c) shall not apply to such fees and expenses.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, but subject to Sections 6.7 and 6.8, such Indemnitee or Indemnifying Party shall cooperate with the Party entitled to conduct and control the defense of such Third-Party Claim in such defense and make available to the controlling Party, at the non-controlling Party’s expense, all witnesses, information and materials in such Party’s possession or under such Party’s control relating thereto as are reasonably required by the controlling Party.  In addition to the foregoing, if any Indemnitee shall in good faith determine that such Indemnitee and the Indemnifying Party have actual or potential differing defenses or conflicts of interest between them that make joint representation inappropriate, then the Indemnitee shall have the right to employ separate counsel (including local counsel, as necessary) and to participate in (but not control) the defense, compromise, or settlement thereof, and the Indemnifying Party shall bear the reasonable fees and expenses of such counsel for all Indemnitees.

 

(e)                                  No Settlement.  No Party may settle or compromise any Third-Party Claim for which any Party is seeking to be indemnified hereunder without the prior written consent of such other Party, which consent may not be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed, unless such settlement or compromise is solely for monetary damages that are fully payable, and are capable of being paid in full, by the settling or compromising Party, does not involve any admission, finding or determination of wrongdoing or violation of Law by any other Party (or any other member of its Group or any of their respective past, present or future directors, officers or employees) and provides for a full, unconditional and irrevocable release of each other Party (and each other relevant member of its Group and any of its or their relevant past, present, or future directors, officers or employees) from all Liability in connection with the Third-Party Claim.  The Parties hereby agree that if a Party presents any other Party with a written notice containing a proposal to settle or compromise a Third-Party Claim for which any Party is seeking to be indemnified hereunder and the Party receiving such proposal does not respond in any manner to the Party presenting such proposal within thirty (30) days (or within any such shorter time period that may be required by applicable Law or court order) of receipt of such proposal, then the Party receiving such proposal shall be deemed to have consented to the terms of such proposal.

 

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4.6                               Additional Matters.

 

(a)                                 Timing of Payments.  Indemnification or contribution payments in respect of any Liabilities for which an Indemnitee is entitled to indemnification or contribution under this Article IV shall be paid reasonably promptly (but in any event within thirty (30) days of the final determination of the amount that the Indemnitee is entitled to indemnification or contribution under this Article IV) by the Indemnifying Party to the Indemnitee as such Liabilities are incurred upon demand by the Indemnitee, including reasonably satisfactory documentation setting forth the basis for the amount of such indemnification or contribution payment, including documentation with respect to calculations made and consideration of any Insurance Proceeds that actually reduce the amount of such Liabilities.  The indemnity and contribution provisions contained in this Article IV shall remain operative and in full force and effect, regardless of (i) any investigation made at any time by or on behalf of any Indemnitee and (ii) the knowledge at any time by the Indemnitee of Liabilities for which it might be entitled to indemnification hereunder.

 

(b)                                 Notice of Direct Claims.  Any claim for indemnification or contribution under this Agreement or any Ancillary Agreement that does not result from a Third-Party Claim shall be asserted by written notice given by the Indemnitee to the applicable Indemnifying Party; provided that the failure by an Indemnitee to so assert any such claim shall not prejudice the ability of the Indemnitee to do so at a later time except to the extent (if any) that the Indemnifying Party is actually prejudiced thereby.  Such Indemnifying Party shall have a period of thirty (30) days after the receipt of such notice within which to respond thereto.  If such Indemnifying Party does not respond within such thirty (30)-day period, such specified claim shall be conclusively deemed a Liability of the Indemnifying Party under this Section 4.6(b) or, in the case of any written notice in which the amount of the claim (or any portion thereof) is estimated, on such later date when the amount of the claim (or such portion thereof) becomes finally determined.  If such Indemnifying Party does not respond within such thirty (30)-day period or rejects such claim in whole or in part, such Indemnitee shall, subject to the provisions of Article VII, be free to pursue such remedies as may be available to such party as contemplated by this Agreement and the Ancillary Agreements, as applicable, without prejudice to its continuing rights to pursue indemnification or contribution hereunder.

 

(c)                                  Pursuit of Claims Against Third Parties.  If (i) a Party incurs any Liability arising out of this Agreement or any Ancillary Agreement; (ii) an adequate legal or equitable remedy is not available for any reason against each other Party to satisfy the Liability incurred by the incurring Party; and (iii) a legal or equitable remedy may be available to any other Party against a Third Party for such Liability, then such other Party shall use its commercially reasonable efforts to cooperate with the incurring Party, at the incurring Party’s expense, to permit the incurring Party to obtain the benefits of such legal or equitable remedy against the Third Party.

 

(d)                                 Subrogation.  In the event of payment by or on behalf of any Indemnifying Party to any Indemnitee in connection with any Third-Party Claim, such Indemnifying Party shall be subrogated to and shall stand in the place of such Indemnitee as to any events or circumstances in respect of which such Indemnitee may have any right, defense or claim relating to such Third-Party Claim against any claimant or plaintiff asserting such Third-Party Claim or against any other Person.  Such Indemnitee shall cooperate with such Indemnifying Party in a reasonable

 

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manner, and at the cost and expense of such Indemnifying Party, in prosecuting any subrogated right, defense or claim.

 

(e)                                  Substitution.  In the event of an Action for which a Party is entitled to indemnification hereunder in which the Indemnifying Party is not a named defendant, if either the Indemnitee or Indemnifying Party shall so request, the Parties shall endeavor to substitute the Indemnifying Party for the named defendant.  If such substitution or addition cannot be achieved for any reason or is not requested, the named defendant shall allow the Indemnifying Party to manage the Action as set forth in Section 4.5 and this Section 4.6, and, subject to the other provisions of this Article IV, the Indemnifying Party shall fully indemnify the named defendant against all costs of defending the Action (including court costs, sanctions imposed by a court, attorneys’ fees, experts’ fees and all other external expenses), the costs of any judgment or settlement and the cost of any interest or penalties relating to any judgment or settlement.

 

4.7                               Right of Contribution.

 

(a)                                 Contribution.  If any right of indemnification contained in Section 4.2 or Section 4.3 is held unenforceable or is unavailable for any reason, or is insufficient to hold harmless an Indemnitee in respect of any Liability for which such Indemnitee is entitled to indemnification hereunder, then the Indemnifying Party shall contribute to the amounts paid or payable by the Indemnitees as a result of such Liability (or actions in respect thereof) in such proportion as is appropriate to reflect the relative fault of the Indemnifying Party and the other members of its Group, on the one hand, and the Indemnitees entitled to contribution, on the other hand, as well as any other relevant equitable considerations.

 

(b)                                 Allocation of Relative Fault.  Solely for purposes of determining relative fault pursuant to this Section 4.7:  (i) any fault associated with the business conducted with the Delayed SpinCo Assets or Delayed SpinCo Liabilities (except for the gross negligence or intentional misconduct of a member of the YUM Group) or with the ownership, operation or activities of the SpinCo Business prior to the Effective Time shall be deemed to be the fault of  SpinCo, YCCL and the other members of the SpinCo Group, and no such fault shall be deemed to be the fault of YUM or any other member of the YUM Group; and (ii) any fault associated with the business conducted with Delayed YUM Assets or Delayed YUM Liabilities (except for the gross negligence or intentional misconduct of a member of the SpinCo Group) or with the ownership, operation or activities of the YUM Business prior to the Effective Time shall be deemed to be the fault of YUM and the other members of the YUM Group, and no such fault shall be deemed to be the fault of SpinCo, YCCL or any other member of the SpinCo Group.

 

4.8                               Covenant Not to Sue.  Each Party hereby covenants and agrees that none of it, the other members of such Party’s Group or any Person claiming through it or any of them shall bring suit or otherwise assert any claim against any Indemnitee, or assert a defense against any claim asserted by any Indemnitee, before any court, arbitrator, mediator or administrative agency anywhere in the world, alleging that:  (a) the assumption of any SpinCo Liabilities by SpinCo, YCCL or any other member of the SpinCo Group on the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement and the Ancillary Agreements is void or unenforceable for any reason; (b) the retention of any YUM Liabilities by YUM or a member of the YUM Group on the terms and conditions set

 

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forth in this Agreement and the Ancillary Agreements is void or unenforceable for any reason; or (c) the provisions of this Article IV are void or unenforceable for any reason.

 

4.9                               Remedies Cumulative.  The remedies provided in this Article IV shall be cumulative and shall not preclude assertion by any Indemnitee of any other rights or the seeking of any and all other remedies against any Indemnifying Party.

 

4.10                        Survival of Indemnities.  The rights and obligations of each of YUM and the SpinCo Parties and the respective Indemnitees under this Article IV shall survive (a) the sale or other transfer by any Party or any member of its respective Group of any assets or businesses or the assignment by it of any liabilities; or (b) any merger, consolidation, business combination, sale of all or substantially all of its Assets, restructuring, recapitalization, reorganization or similar transaction involving a Party or any of the other members of such Party’s Group.

 

4.11                        Coordination with Ancillary Agreements.

 

(a)                                 The provisions of Sections 4.2 through 4.10 and Sections 4.12 through 4.13 shall not apply with respect to Taxes or Tax matters (including the control of Tax related proceedings), which shall be governed exclusively by the Tax Matters Agreement.  In the case of any conflict between this Agreement and the Tax Matters Agreement in relation to any matters addressed by the Tax Matters Agreement, the Tax Matters Agreement shall prevail.

 

(b)                                 The provisions of Sections 4.2 through 4.10 shall not apply (except as expressly set forth in the applicable Ancillary Agreement) with respect to the representations, warranties, covenants and agreements set forth in the Master License Agreement, the Guaranty or the Transition Services Agreement, which shall be governed by the Master License Agreement, the Guaranty and the Transition Services Agreement, respectively.  In the case of any conflict between this Agreement and the Master License Agreement in relation to any matters addressed by the Master License Agreement, the Master License Agreement shall prevail.  In the case of any conflict between this Agreement and the Guaranty in relation to any matters addressed by the Guaranty, the Guaranty shall prevail.  In the case of any conflict between this Agreement and the Transition Services Agreement in relation to any matters addressed by the Transition Services Agreement, the Transition Services Agreement shall prevail.

 

4.12                        Management of Certain Actions.  This Section 4.12 shall govern the direction of certain pending and future Actions in which members of the SpinCo Group or the YUM Group are named as parties, but shall not alter the allocation of Liabilities set forth in Article II or the rights and obligations under Section 4.5 unless expressly set forth in this Section 4.12.

 

(a)                                 Management of SpinCo Specified Actions.  From and after the Effective Time, the SpinCo Group shall direct the defense or prosecution of any (i) SpinCo Specified Actions and (ii) any other Actions that constitute only SpinCo Liabilities or SpinCo Assets.  If an Action that constitutes solely a SpinCo Liability or a SpinCo Asset is commenced after the Effective Time naming a member of the YUM Group as a party thereto, then the SpinCo Parties shall use their respective commercially reasonable efforts to cause such member of the YUM Group to be removed as a party to such Action.  No Party shall add any other Party (or any other

 

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member of its Group) to any Action pending as of the Effective Time without the prior written consent of such other Party.

 

(b)                                 Management of YUM Specified Actions.  From and after the Effective Time, the YUM Group shall direct the defense or prosecution of any (i) YUM Specified Actions and (ii) any other Actions that constitute only YUM Liabilities or YUM Assets.  If an Action that constitutes solely a YUM Liability or a YUM Asset is commenced after the Effective Time naming a member of the SpinCo Group as a party thereto, then YUM shall use its commercially reasonable efforts to cause such member of the SpinCo Group to be removed as a party to such Action.  No Party shall add any other Party (or any other Member of its Group) to any Action pending as of the Effective Time without the prior written consent of such other Party.

 

(c)                                  Management of Mixed Actions.  From and after the Effective Time, the Parties shall jointly manage (whether as co-defendants or co-plaintiffs) any (i) Actions set forth on Schedule 4.12(c) (except as otherwise set forth therein) and (ii) any other Action that constitutes both a SpinCo Liability and a YUM Liability (clauses (i) and (ii), the “Mixed Actions”).  The Parties shall reasonably cooperate and consult with each other, and to the extent necessary or advisable, maintain a joint defense in a manner that would preserve for YUM, SpinCo and their respective Affiliates any attorney-client privilege, joint defense or other privilege with respect to Mixed Actions.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, the Parties may jointly retain counsel (in which case the cost of counsel shall be shared equally by YUM, on the one hand, and the SpinCo Parties, on the other hand) or retain separate counsel (in which case each Party will bear the cost of its separate counsel) with respect to any Mixed Action; provided that YUM, on the one hand, and the SpinCo Parties, on the other hand, shall share equally discovery and other joint litigation costs.  In any Mixed Action, each of YUM and the SpinCo Parties may pursue separate defenses, claims, counterclaims or settlements to those claims relating to the YUM Business or the SpinCo Business, respectively; provided that each Party shall in good faith make all reasonable efforts to avoid adverse effects on any other Party.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, (i) if a judgment is obtained with respect to a Mixed Action, the Parties shall endeavor in good faith to allocate the Liabilities in respect of such judgment between them based on the YUM Business and the SpinCo Business, and otherwise shall share equally such Liabilities; and (ii) if a recovery is obtained with respect to a Mixed Action, the Parties shall endeavor in good faith to allocate the Assets in respect of such recovery between them based on their respective injuries, and otherwise shall share equally such Assets.  A Party (or another member of its Group) that is not named as a defendant in a Mixed Action may elect to become a Party to such Mixed Action, and the Party (or other member of its Group) named in such Mixed Action shall reasonably cooperate to have such first Party (or other member of its Group) named in such Mixed Action.

 

(d)                                 Delegation of Rights of Recovery.  To the maximum extent permitted by applicable Law, the rights to recovery of each member of a Party’s Group in respect of any past, present or future Action are hereby delegated to such Party.  It is the intent of the Parties that the foregoing delegation shall satisfy any Law requiring such delegation to be effected pursuant to a power of attorney or similar instrument.  Each of the Parties and each of the other members of its Group shall execute such further instruments or documents as may be necessary to effect such delegation.

 

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4.13                        Settlement of Actions.  No Party managing an Action pursuant to Section 4.12 shall settle or compromise such Action without the prior written consent of a Party (not to be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed) if such settlement or compromise would result in any remedy or relief being imposed upon any member of such other Party’s Group (or any of such Group’s respective past, present or future directors, officers or employees).

 

ARTICLE V
CERTAIN OTHER MATTERS

 

5.1                               Insurance Matters.

 

(a)                                 YUM and the SpinCo Parties agree to cooperate in good faith to provide for an orderly transition of insurance coverage from the date hereof through the Effective Time.  In no event shall YUM, any other member of the YUM Group or any YUM Indemnitee have Liability or obligation whatsoever to any member of the SpinCo Group if any insurance policy or other Contract or policy of insurance shall be terminated or otherwise cease to be in effect for any reason, shall be unavailable or inadequate to cover any Liability of any member of the SpinCo Group for any reason whatsoever or shall not be renewed or extended beyond the current expiration date.

 

(b)                                 From and after the Effective Time, with respect to any Liabilities incurred by any member of the SpinCo Group prior to the Effective Time, YUM will provide SpinCo with access to, and SpinCo may, upon ten (10) days’ prior written notice to YUM, make claims under, YUM’s third-party insurance policies that may provide coverage for acts occurring prior to the Effective Time, if renewed, and YUM’s historical policies of insurance, but solely to the extent that such policies provided coverage for members of the SpinCo Group prior to the Effective Time; provided that such access to, and the right to make claims under, such insurance policies, shall be subject to the terms and conditions of such insurance policies, including any limits on coverage or scope, any deductibles and other fees and expenses, and shall be subject to the following additional conditions:

 

(i)                                     The SpinCo Parties shall report any claim to YUM, as promptly as practicable, and in any event in sufficient time so that such claim may be made in accordance with YUM’s claim reporting procedures in effect immediately prior to the Effective Time (or in accordance with any modifications to such procedures after the Effective Time communicated by YUM to the SpinCo Parties in writing);

 

(ii)                                  The SpinCo Parties and the other members of the SpinCo Group shall indemnify, hold harmless and reimburse YUM and the other members of the YUM Group for any deductibles, self-insured retention, fees and expenses incurred by YUM or any members of the YUM Group to the extent resulting from any access to, or any claims made by the SpinCo Parties or any other members of the SpinCo Group under, any insurance provided pursuant to this Section 5.1(b), including any indemnity payments, settlements, judgments, legal fees and allocated claims expenses and claim handling fees, whether such claims are made by the SpinCo Parties, their employees or Third Parties; and

 

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(iii)                               The SpinCo Parties shall exclusively bear (and neither YUM nor any other members of the YUM Group shall have any obligation to repay or reimburse the SpinCo Parties or any other member of the SpinCo Group for) and shall be liable for all uninsured, uncovered, unavailable or uncollectible amounts of all such claims made by the SpinCo Parties or any other member of the SpinCo Group under the policies as provided for in this Section 5.1(b).  If an insurance policy aggregate is exhausted, or believed likely to be exhausted, due to noticed claims, the SpinCo Group, on the one hand, and the YUM Group, on the other hand, shall be responsible for their pro rata portion of the reinstatement premium, if any, based upon the losses of such Group submitted to YUM’s insurance carrier(s) (including any submissions prior to the Effective Time).  To the extent that the YUM Group or the SpinCo Group is allocated more than its pro rata portion of such premium due to the timing of losses submitted to YUM’s insurance carrier(s), each other Party shall promptly pay the first Party an amount so that each Group has been properly allocated its pro rata portion of the reinstatement premium.  Subject to the following sentence, YUM may elect not to reinstate the policy aggregate.  In the event that YUM elects not to reinstate the policy aggregate, it shall provide prompt written notice to SpinCo, and SpinCo may direct YUM in writing to, and YUM shall, in such case, reinstate the policy aggregate; provided that the SpinCo Parties shall be responsible for all reinstatement premiums and other costs associated with such reinstatement.

 

If any member of the YUM Group incurs any Liabilities prior to or in respect of the period prior to the Effective Time for which such member of the YUM Group is entitled to coverage under third-party insurance policies of any member of the SpinCo Group, the same process pursuant to this Section 5.1(b) shall apply, substituting “YUM” for “SpinCo” or “the SpinCo Parties,” as applicable, and “the SpinCo Parties” for “YUM.”

 

(c)                                  Except as provided in Section 5.1(b), from and after the Effective Time, neither the SpinCo Parties nor any other member of the SpinCo Group shall have any rights to or under any of the insurance policies of YUM or any other member of the YUM Group.  At the Effective Time, the SpinCo Parties shall have in effect all insurance programs required to comply with the contractual obligations of the SpinCo Parties and the other members of the SpinCo Group and such other insurance policies required by applicable Law or as reasonably necessary or appropriate for companies operating a business similar to the SpinCo Business.

 

(d)                                 Neither the SpinCo Parties nor any other member of the SpinCo Group, in connection with making a claim under any insurance policy of YUM or any other member of the YUM Group pursuant to this Section 5.1, shall take any action that would be reasonably likely to (i) have an adverse impact on the then-current relationship between YUM or any other member of the YUM Group, on the one hand, and the applicable insurance company, on the other hand; (ii) result in the applicable insurance company terminating or reducing coverage, or increasing the amount of any premium owed by YUM or any other member of the YUM Group under the applicable insurance policy; or (iii) otherwise compromise, jeopardize or interfere with the rights of YUM or any other member of the YUM Group under the applicable insurance policy.

 

(e)                                  All payments and reimbursements by the SpinCo Parties pursuant to this Section 5.1 will be made within thirty (30) days after the SpinCo Parties’ receipt of an invoice therefor from YUM.  If YUM or any other member of the YUM Group incurs costs to enforce the

 

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SpinCo Parties’ obligations herein, the SpinCo Parties agrees to indemnify and hold harmless YUM and the other members of the YUM Group for such enforcement costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees.  YUM shall retain the exclusive right to control the YUM Group’s  insurance policies and programs, including the right to erode, exhaust, settle, release, commute, buyback or otherwise resolve disputes with respect to any of its insurance policies and programs and to amend, modify or waive any rights under any such insurance policies and programs, notwithstanding whether any such policies or programs apply to any SpinCo Liabilities and/or claims the SpinCo Parties or any other member of the SpinCo Group has made or could make in the future, and no member of the SpinCo Group shall erode, exhaust, settle, release, commute, buyback or otherwise resolve disputes with insurers of any member of the YUM Group with respect to any of their respective insurance policies and programs, or amend, modify or waive any rights under any such insurance policies and programs.  The SpinCo Parties shall and shall cause the other members of the SpinCo Group to cooperate with YUM and share such information as is reasonably necessary in order to permit YUM to manage and conduct the YUM Group’s insurance matters as it deems appropriate.  Neither YUM nor any of the other members of the YUM Group shall have any obligation to secure extended reporting for any claims under any Liability policies of YUM or any other member of the YUM Group for any acts or omissions by any member of the SpinCo Group incurred prior to the Effective Time.

 

(f)                                   YUM shall, and shall cause the other members of the YUM Group to, (i) use commercially reasonable efforts, at SpinCo’s reasonable request (and provided that the SpinCo Parties comply with the requirements of Section 5.1(b)), to assist SpinCo in making claims under the YUM Group insurance policies described in Section 5.1(b), (ii) notify SpinCo within thirty (30) days of any election by YUM to control any claim under a YUM Group insurance policy or program to the extent such claim relates to a SpinCo Asset and/or SpinCo Liability, (iii) promptly (and in any event within thirty (30) days after YUM’s receipt thereof) pay over to SpinCo or the applicable member of the SpinCo Group any Insurance Proceeds that are received by YUM or any member of the YUM Group in respect of such claims, and (iv) endeavor to notify SpinCo of any changes to the structure or limit of subsequent renewals relating to directors and officers insurance programs.

 

(g)                                  This Agreement shall not be considered as an attempted assignment of any policy of insurance or as a Contract of insurance and shall not be construed to waive any right or remedy of any member of the YUM Group in respect of any insurance policy or any other Contract or policy of insurance.

 

(h)                                 Each of the SpinCo Parties does hereby, for itself and each other member of the SpinCo Group, agree that no member of the YUM Group shall have any Liability whatsoever as a result of the insurance policies and practices of YUM and the other members of the YUM Group as in effect at any time, including as a result of the level or scope of any such insurance, the creditworthiness of any insurance carrier, the terms and conditions of any policy, the adequacy or timeliness of any notice to any insurance carrier with respect to any claim or potential claim or otherwise.

 

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demanded and properly payable that are not paid within thirty (30) days of such bill, invoice or other demand) shall accrue interest from and including the date immediately following the due date therefor through and including the date of payment at a rate per annum equal to the Prime Rate plus three percent (3%).  Such rate shall be redetermined at the beginning of each calendar quarter following such due date. Such interest will be payable at the same time as the payment to which it relates and shall be calculated on the basis of a year of three hundred sixty-five (365) days and the actual number of days for which due.

 

5.3                               Treatment of Payments for Tax Purposes.  For all tax purposes, the Parties agree to treat (i) any payment required by this Agreement (other than payments with respect to interest accruing after the Effective Time) as either a contribution by YUM to SpinCo or a distribution by SpinCo to YUM, as the case may be, occurring immediately prior to the Effective Time or as a payment of an assumed or retained Liability; and (ii) any payment of interest as taxable or deductible, as the case may be, to the Party entitled under this Agreement to receive such payment or required under this Agreement to make such payment, in either case except as otherwise required by applicable Law. In the event that any such payment is made by a member of the YUM Group or the SpinCo Group (other than YUM or SpinCo) or is received by a member of the YUM Group or the SpinCo Group (other than YUM or SpinCo), then for all Tax purposes the Parties shall treat such payment as being made and received by YUM or SpinCo, as the case may be, with corresponding distributions or contributions deemed to occur between YUM and the applicable members of the YUM Group or SpinCo and the applicable members of the SpinCo Group, as the case may be.

 

5.4                               Non-Solicitation.  Each Party, agrees that, for a period of twelve (12) months from the Distribution Date, such Party (a “Soliciting Party”) shall not, and shall cause the other members of its Group not to, solicit for employment any person who is employed by any member of any other Party’s Group (a “Protected Party”) at the level of seniority of director or higher without the Protected Party’s express written consent; provided, that this Section 5.4 shall not prohibit:  (i) generalized solicitations that are not directed to employees of the Protected Party; (ii) the solicitation of a person whose employment was terminated by the Protected Party prior to any such solicitation; or (iii) the solicitation of a person who has terminated his or her employment with the Protected Party without any prior solicitation by the Soliciting Party.

 

5.5                               Inducement.  The SpinCo Parties acknowledge and agree that YUM’s willingness to cause, effect and consummate the Separation and the Distribution has been conditioned upon and induced by the SpinCo Parties’ covenants and agreements in this Agreement and the Ancillary Agreements, including the SpinCo Parties’ assumption of the SpinCo Liabilities pursuant to the Separation and the provisions of this Agreement and the SpinCo Parties’ covenants and agreements contained in Article IV.

 

5.6                               Post-Effective Time Conduct.  The Parties acknowledge that, after the Effective Time, YUM (and the other members of the YUM Group) shall be independent of SpinCo (and the other members of the SpinCo Group), and SpinCo (and the other members of the SpinCo Group) shall be independent of YUM (and the other members of the YUM Group), in each case with responsibility for its own respective actions and inactions and its own respective Liabilities relating to, arising out of or resulting from the conduct of its business, operations and activities following the Effective Time, except as may otherwise be provided in this Agreement or any

 

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Ancillary Agreement, and each Party shall and shall cause the other members of its Group to (except as otherwise provided in Article IV) use commercially reasonable efforts to prevent such Liabilities from being inappropriately borne by any other Party (or the other members of its Group).

 

ARTICLE VI
EXCHANGE OF INFORMATION; CONFIDENTIALITY

 

6.1                               Agreement for Exchange of Information.

 

(a)                                 Subject to Section 6.9, any other applicable confidentiality obligations, any Ancillary Agreement or any other agreement between the Parties or other members of their respective Groups, each of YUM and each of the SpinCo Parties, on behalf of itself and each other member of its respective Group, agrees to use commercially reasonable efforts to provide or make available, or cause to be provided or made available, to each other Party and the other members of such other Party’s Group, at any time before, on or after the Effective Time, as soon as reasonably practicable after written request therefor, any information (or a copy thereof) in the possession or under the control of such Party or any other member of such Party’s Group to the requesting Party or other member of such Party’s Group to the extent that (i) such information relates to the SpinCo Business, or any SpinCo Asset or SpinCo Liability, if a SpinCo Party or any other member of the SpinCo Group is the requesting Party, or to the YUM Business, or any YUM Asset or YUM Liability, if YUM or any other member of the YUM Group is the requesting Party; (ii) such information is required by the requesting Party to comply with its obligations under this Agreement or any Ancillary Agreement; or (iii) such information is required by the requesting Party or any other member of such Party’s Group to comply with any obligation imposed by any Governmental Authority; provided, however, that, if the Party to whom the request has been made determines that any such provision of information could be detrimental to the Party providing the information or any other member of such Party’s Group, violate any Law or agreement, or waive any privilege available under applicable Law, including any attorney-client privilege, then the Parties shall use commercially reasonable efforts to permit compliance with such obligations to the extent and in a manner that avoids any such harm or consequence.  The Party providing information pursuant to this Section 6.1 shall only be obligated to provide such information in the form, condition and format in which it then exists, and in no event shall such Party be required to perform any improvement, modification, conversion, updating or reformatting of any such information, and nothing in this Section 6.1 shall expand the obligations of a Party under Section 6.4.

 

(b)                                 Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, until the end of the SpinCo fiscal year during which the Distribution Date occurs (and for a reasonable period of time afterwards as required for each Party to prepare consolidated financial statements or complete a financial statement audit for the fiscal year during which the Distribution Date occurs), each Party shall use its commercially reasonable efforts to cooperate with each other Party’s information requests to enable (i) each other Party to meet its timetable for dissemination of its earnings releases, financial statements and management’s assessment of the effectiveness of its disclosure controls and procedures and its internal control over financial reporting in accordance with Items 307 and 308, respectively, of Regulation S-K promulgated under the Exchange Act; and (ii) each other Party’s accountants to timely complete their review of the quarterly financial statements and

 

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audit of the annual financial statements, including, to the extent applicable to such Party, its auditor’s audit of its internal control over financial reporting and management’s assessment thereof in accordance with Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, the SEC’s and Public Company Accounting Oversight Board’s rules and auditing standards thereunder and any other applicable Laws.

 

6.2                               Ownership of Information.  The provision of any information pursuant to Section 6.1 or 6.7 shall not affect the ownership of such information (which shall be determined solely in accordance with the terms of this Agreement and the Ancillary Agreements), or constitute a grant of rights in or to any such information.

 

6.3                               Compensation for Providing Information.  Subject to any Ancillary Agreement or any other agreement between the Parties or other members of their respective Groups, the Party requesting information agrees to reimburse each other Party for the reasonable costs, if any, of creating, gathering, copying, transporting and otherwise complying with the request with respect to such information (including any reasonable costs and expenses incurred in any review of information for purposes of protecting the Privileged Information of the providing Party or any other member of such Party’s Group or in connection with the restoration of backup media for purposes of providing the requested information).  Except as may be otherwise specifically provided elsewhere in this Agreement, any Ancillary Agreement or any other agreement between the Parties or other members of their respective Groups, such costs shall be computed in accordance with the providing Party’s standard methodology and procedures as may be provided to each other Party from time to time.

 

6.4                               Record Retention.  To facilitate the possible exchange of information pursuant to this Article VI and other provisions of this Agreement after the Effective Time, each of the Parties agrees to use (and to cause the other members of its respective Group to use) commercially reasonable efforts, which shall be no less rigorous than those used for retention of such Party’s own information, to retain all information in their respective possession or control on the Effective Time in accordance with the policies of YUM as in effect on the Effective Time or such other policies as may be adopted by YUM after the Effective Time (provided, that, in the case of SpinCo or YCCL, that YUM notifies SpinCo of any such change); provided, that in the case of any information relating to Taxes, such retention period shall be extended to the expiration of the applicable statute of limitations (giving effect to any extensions thereof).  Notwithstanding the foregoing, Section 6.5 of the Tax Matters Agreement will govern the retention of Tax related records.

 

6.5                               Limitations of Liability.  No Party shall have any Liability to any other Party in the event that any information exchanged or provided pursuant to this Agreement is found to be inaccurate in the absence of gross negligence, bad faith or willful misconduct by the Party providing such information.  No Party shall have any Liability to any other Party if any information is destroyed after commercially reasonable efforts by such Party to comply with the provisions of Section 6.4.

 

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6.6                               Other Agreements Providing for Exchange of Information.

 

(a)                                 The rights and obligations granted under this Article VI are subject to any specific limitations, qualifications or additional provisions on the sharing, exchange, retention, use or confidential treatment of information set forth in any Ancillary Agreement or any other agreement between the Parties or other members of their respective Groups.

 

(b)                                 If a Party (or any other member of its respective Group) receives, pursuant to a request for information in accordance with this Article VI, Tangible Information that is not relevant to its request, such Party shall, at the request of the providing Party, (i) return it to the providing Party or, at the providing Party’s request, destroy such Tangible Information; and (ii) deliver to the providing Party written confirmation that such Tangible Information was returned or destroyed, as the case may be, which confirmation shall be signed by an authorized representative of the requesting Party.

 

6.7                               Production of Witnesses; Records; Cooperation.

 

(a)                                 After the Effective Time, except in the case of an adversarial Action or Dispute between YUM and SpinCo, or any other members of their respective Groups, each Party shall use its commercially reasonable efforts to make available to each other Party, upon written request, the former, current and future directors, officers, employees, other personnel and agents of the members of its respective Group as witnesses and any books, records or other documents within its Group’s control or which its Group otherwise has the ability to make available without undue burden, to the extent that any such person (giving consideration to business demands of such directors, officers, employees, other personnel and agents) or books, records or other documents may reasonably be required in connection with any Action in which the requesting Party (or member of such Party’s Group) may from time to time be involved, regardless of whether such Action is a matter with respect to which indemnification may be sought hereunder.  The requesting Party shall bear all costs and expenses in connection therewith.

 

(b)                                 If an Indemnifying Party chooses to defend or to seek to compromise or settle any Third-Party Claim, each other Party shall make available to such Indemnifying Party, upon written request, the former, current and future directors, officers, employees, other personnel and agents of the members of its respective Group as witnesses and any books, records or other documents within its Group’s control or which its Group otherwise has the ability to make available without undue burden, to the extent that any such person (giving consideration to business demands of such directors, officers, employees, other personnel and agents) or books, records or other documents may reasonably be required in connection with such defense, settlement or compromise,  and shall otherwise cooperate in such defense, settlement or compromise.

 

(c)                                  Without limiting the foregoing, except in the case of an adversarial Action or Dispute between YUM and SpinCo or any other members of their respective Groups, the Parties shall cooperate and consult to the extent reasonably necessary with respect to any Actions.

 

(d)                                 Without limiting any provision of this Section 6.7 and subject to the terms of the Master License Agreement, each of the Parties agrees to cooperate, and to cause each other member of its respective Group to cooperate, with each other in the defense of any infringement or similar claim with respect to any Intellectual Property and shall not claim to acknowledge, or

 

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permit any other member of its respective Group to claim to acknowledge, the validity or infringing use of any Intellectual Property of a Third Party in a manner that would hamper or undermine the defense of such infringement or similar claim.

 

(e)                                  The obligation of the Parties to provide witnesses pursuant to this Section 6.7 is intended to be interpreted in a manner so as to facilitate cooperation and shall include the obligation to provide as witnesses directors, officers, employees, other personnel and agents without regard to whether such person could assert a possible business conflict (subject to the exception set forth in the first sentence of Section 6.7(a)).

 

6.8                               Privileged Matters.

 

(a)                                 The Parties recognize that legal and other professional services that have been and will be provided prior to the Effective Time have been and will be rendered for the collective benefit of each of the members of the YUM Group and the SpinCo Group, and that each of the members of the YUM Group and the SpinCo Group should be deemed to be the client with respect to such services for the purposes of asserting all privileges which may be asserted under applicable Law in connection therewith.  The Parties recognize that legal and other professional services will be provided following the Effective Time, which services will be rendered solely for the benefit of the YUM Group or the SpinCo Group, as the case may be.

 

(b)                                 The Parties agree as follows:

 

(i)                                     YUM shall be entitled, in perpetuity, to control the assertion or waiver of all privileges and immunities in connection with any Privileged Information that relates solely to the YUM Business and not to the SpinCo Business, whether or not the Privileged Information is in the possession or under the control of any member of the YUM Group or any member of the SpinCo Group.  YUM shall also be entitled, in perpetuity, to control the assertion or waiver of all privileges and immunities in connection with any Privileged Information that relates solely to any YUM Specified Actions or to any YUM Liabilities resulting from any Actions that are now pending or may be asserted in the future, whether or not the Privileged Information is in the possession or under the control of any member of the YUM Group or any member of the SpinCo Group; and

 

(ii)                                  SpinCo shall be entitled, in perpetuity, to control the assertion or waiver of all privileges and immunities in connection with any Privileged Information that relates solely to the SpinCo Business and not to the YUM Business, whether or not the Privileged Information is in the possession or under the control of any member of the SpinCo Group or any member of the YUM Group.  SpinCo shall also be entitled, in perpetuity, to control the assertion or waiver of all privileges and immunities in connection with any Privileged Information that relates solely to any SpinCo Specified Actions or to any SpinCo Liabilities resulting from any Actions that are now pending or may be asserted in the future, whether or not the Privileged Information is in the possession or under the control of any member of the SpinCo Group or any member of the YUM Group.

 

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and the Party that believes that such information is Privileged Information shall be entitled to control the assertion or waiver of all privileges and immunities in connection with any such information until such time as it is finally judicially determined that such information is not Privileged Information, unless the Parties otherwise agree.  The Parties shall use the procedures set forth in Article VII to resolve any Disputes as to whether any information relates solely to the YUM Business, solely to the SpinCo Business, or to both the YUM Business and the SpinCo Business.

 

(c)                                  Subject to the remaining provisions of this Section 6.8, the Parties agree that they shall have a shared privilege or immunity with respect to all privileges and immunities not allocated pursuant to Section 6.8(b) and all privileges and immunities relating to any Actions or other matters that involve both YUM and SpinCo (or one (1) or more members of their respective Groups) and in respect of which both YUM and SpinCo have Liabilities under this Agreement, and that no such shared privilege or immunity may be waived by any Party (or another member of its Group) without the written consent of each other Party.

 

(d)                                 If any Dispute arises between the Parties or any other members of their respective Groups regarding whether a privilege or immunity should be waived to protect or advance the interests of any Party and/or any other member of their respective Groups, each Party agrees that it shall (i) negotiate with each other Party in good faith; (ii) endeavor to minimize any prejudice to the rights of any other Party (and the other members of the Group); and (iii) not unreasonably withhold consent to any request for waiver by any other Party.  Further, each Party specifically agrees that it shall not withhold its consent to the waiver of a privilege or immunity for any purpose except in good faith to protect its own legitimate interests.

 

(e)                                  Subject to Section 6.9, in the event of any adversarial Action or Dispute between YUM and SpinCo, or any other members of their respective Groups, any Party may waive a privilege in which any other Party or member of such other Party’s Group has a shared privilege, without obtaining consent pursuant to Section 6.8(c); provided that such waiver of a shared privilege shall be effective only as to the use of information with respect to the Action or Dispute between the Parties and/or the applicable members of their respective Groups, and shall not operate as a waiver of the shared privilege with respect to any Third Party.

 

(f)                                   Upon receipt by any Party, or by any other member of its respective Group, of any subpoena, discovery or other request that may reasonably be expected to result in the production or disclosure of Privileged Information subject to a shared privilege or immunity or as to which another Party has the sole right hereunder to assert a privilege or immunity, or if any Party obtains knowledge that any of its, or any other member of its respective Group’s, current or former directors, officers, agents or employees have received any subpoena, discovery or other requests that may reasonably be expected to result in the production or disclosure of such Privileged Information, such Party shall promptly notify each other Party of the existence of the request (which notice shall be delivered to such other Party no later than five (5) business days following the receipt of any such subpoena, discovery or other request) and shall provide each other Party a reasonable opportunity to review the Privileged Information and to assert any rights it or they may have under this Section 6.8 or otherwise, to prevent the production or disclosure of such Privileged Information.

 

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(g)                                  Any furnishing of, or access or transfer of, any information pursuant to this Agreement is made in reliance on the agreements of YUM and the SpinCo Parties set forth in this Section 6.8 and in Section 6.9 to maintain the confidentiality of Privileged Information and to assert and maintain all applicable privileges and immunities.  The Parties agree that their respective rights to any access to information, witnesses and other Persons, the furnishing of notices and documents and other cooperative efforts between the Parties contemplated by this Agreement, and the transfer of Privileged Information between the Parties and members of their respective Groups pursuant to this Agreement, shall not be deemed a waiver of any privilege that has been or may be asserted under this Agreement or otherwise.

 

(h)                                 The Parties acknowledge that members of the YUM Group and members of the SpinCo Group may have or develop interests adverse to each other following the Effective Time.  Each Party hereby waives (i) any and all current and future objections to any outside counsel that represented YUM or any of its Affiliates prior to the Effective Time from continuing to represent or in the future representing their respective clients or any Party (or any members of such Party’s Group) in any matter, including matters in which members of the YUM Group and members of the SpinCo Group are adverse and Disputes relating to this Agreement or any Ancillary Agreement and (ii) all current and future rights to seek disqualification, whether based on the possession or disclosure of confidential information or otherwise, of any such outside counsel from any representation of their respective clients or any Party (or any members of such Party’s Group) in any matter, including matters in which members of the YUM Group and members of the SpinCo Group are adverse and Disputes relating to this Agreement or any Ancillary Agreement.

 

(i)                                     In connection with any matter contemplated by Section 6.7 or this Section 6.8, the Parties agree to, and to cause the other members of their respective Groups to, use commercially reasonable efforts to maintain their respective separate and joint privileges and immunities, including by executing joint defense and/or common interest agreements where necessary or useful for this purpose.

 

6.9                               Confidentiality.

 

(a)                                 Confidentiality.  Subject to Section 6.10, any Ancillary Agreement and any other agreement between the Parties or other members of their respective Groups, from and after the Effective Time until the five (5)-year anniversary of the Effective Time, each of YUM and each of the SpinCo Parties shall, and shall cause each other member of its respective Group to, and shall cause its and their respective Representatives to, hold in strict confidence, with at least the same degree of care that applies to YUM’s confidential and proprietary information pursuant to policies in effect as of the Effective Time, all confidential and proprietary information concerning each other Party or any other member of such other Party’s respective Group or their respective businesses that is either in its possession (including confidential and proprietary information in its possession prior to the date hereof) or furnished by any such other Party or any other member of such Party’s Group or its or their respective Representatives at any time pursuant to this Agreement, any Ancillary Agreement or otherwise, and not use any such confidential and proprietary information other than for such purposes as shall be expressly permitted hereunder or thereunder, except, in each case, to the extent that such confidential and proprietary information has been (i) in the public domain or generally available to the public, other than as a result of a

 

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disclosure by such Party or any other member of such Party’s Group or any of their respective Representatives in violation of this Agreement, any Ancillary Agreement or any other agreement between the Parties or other members of their respective Groups, (ii) later lawfully acquired from other sources by such Party (or any other member of such Party’s Group) which sources are not themselves bound by a confidentiality obligation or other contractual, legal or fiduciary obligation of confidentiality to any other Party (or any other member of such Party’s Group) with respect to such confidential and proprietary information,  (iii) independently developed or generated without reference to or use of any proprietary or confidential information of any other Party or any other member of such Party’s Group, or (iv) determined by YUM, in its reasonable discretion, to be information required to be disclosed pursuant to federal, state or other applicable securities Laws or the rules of any applicable securities exchange, including in YUM’s periodic filings made under the Exchange Act.  If any confidential and proprietary information of one Party or any other member of such Party’s Group is disclosed to any other Party or any member of such other Party’s Group in connection with providing services to such first Party or any other member of such first Party’s Group under this Agreement or any Ancillary Agreement, then such disclosed confidential and proprietary information shall be used only as required to perform such services.

 

(b)                                 No Release; Return or Destruction.  Each Party agrees not to release or disclose, or permit to be released or disclosed, any information addressed in Section 6.9(a) to any other Person, except its Representatives who need to know such information in their capacities as such (who shall be advised of their obligations hereunder with respect to such information), and except in compliance with Section 6.10.

 

(c)                                  Third-Party Information; Privacy or Data Protection Laws.  Each Party acknowledges that it and members of such Party’s Group may presently have and, following the Effective Time, may gain access to or possession of confidential or proprietary information of, or personal information relating to, Third Parties (i) that was received under privacy policies and/or confidentiality or non-disclosure agreements entered into between such Third Parties, on the one hand, and any other Party or members of such other Party’s Group, on the other hand, prior to the Effective Time; or (ii) that, as between the Parties, was originally collected by any other Party or members of such other Party’s Group and that may be subject to and protected by privacy policies, as well as privacy, data protection or other applicable Laws.  Subject to any Ancillary Agreement and any other agreement between the Parties or other members of their respective Groups, each Party agrees that it shall hold, protect and use, and shall cause the members of its respective Group and its respective Representatives to hold, protect and use, in strict confidence the confidential and proprietary information of, or personal information relating to, Third Parties in accordance with privacy policies and privacy, data protection or other applicable Laws and the terms of any agreements that were either entered into before the Effective Time or affirmative commitments or representations that were made before the Effective Time by, between or among any other Party or members of any other Party’s Group, on the one hand, and such Third Parties, on the other hand.

 

6.10                        Protective Arrangements.  In the event that a Party or any other member of such Party’s Group either determines on the advice of its counsel that it is required to disclose any information pursuant to applicable Law or receives any request or demand under lawful process or from any Governmental Authority to disclose or provide information of any other Party (or any other member of any other Party’s Group) that is subject to the confidentiality provisions hereof, such Party shall notify each other Party (to the extent legally permitted) as promptly as practicable

 

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under the circumstances prior to disclosing or providing such information and shall cooperate, at such other Party’s cost and expense, in seeking any appropriate protective order reasonably requested by any other Party.  In the event that such other Party fails to receive such appropriate protective order in a timely manner and the Party (or other member of such Party’s Group) so required or receiving the request or demand reasonably determines that its failure to disclose or provide such information will actually prejudice the Party (or member of such Party’s Group) so required or receiving the request or demand (or other member of such Party’s Group), then the Party (or member of such Party’s Group) so required or that received such request or demand (or other member of such Party’s Group) may thereafter disclose or provide information to the extent required by such Law (as so advised by its counsel) or by lawful process or such Governmental Authority, and the disclosing Party (or other member of such Party’s Group) shall promptly provide each other Party with a copy of the information so disclosed, in the same form and format so disclosed, together with a list of all Persons to whom such information was disclosed, in each case to the extent legally permitted.

 

ARTICLE VII
DISPUTE RESOLUTION

 

7.1                               Good-Faith Negotiation.  Subject to Section 7.8, any Party seeking resolution of any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this Agreement or any Ancillary Agreement (other than the Master License Agreement or the Guaranty) (a “Dispute”) shall provide written notice thereof to each other Party (an “Initial Notice”).  For a period of thirty (30) days following the delivery of the Initial Notice, the Parties shall attempt in good faith to negotiate a resolution of the Dispute.  The negotiations shall be conducted by the appropriate executives of each Party who have authority to resolve the Dispute.  All such negotiations shall be confidential and shall be treated as compromise and settlement negotiations for purposes of applicable rules of evidence.  If the Parties are unable for any reason to resolve a Dispute within thirty (30) days after the delivery of the Initial Notice (which period may be extended by written agreement of the Parties) or if a Party reasonably concludes that each other Party is not willing to negotiate as contemplated by this Section 7.1, the Dispute shall be submitted to mediation in accordance with Section 7.2.

 

7.2                               Mandatory Mediation.  Any Dispute not resolved pursuant to Section 7.1 shall, at the written request of any Party (a “Mediation Request”), be submitted to mandatory mediation in accordance with the then current International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (“CPR”) Mediation Procedure, except as modified herein.  The mediation shall be held in English in Dallas, Texas, U.S.A. or such other place as the Parties may mutually agree in writing.  YUM and SpinCo  shall have twenty (20) days from receipt by a Party of a Mediation Request to agree on a mediator.  If no mediator has been agreed upon by YUM and SpinCo within twenty (20) days of receipt by a Party of a Mediation Request, then YUM or SpinCo may request (on written notice to each other Party) that CPR appoint a mediator in accordance with the CPR Mediation Procedure.  The costs and expenses of any such mediation, including compensation and expenses of the mediator, shall be borne by YUM and SpinCo, except for any Party’s own legal costs (which are separately addressed in Section 7.7).  All mediation pursuant to this Section 7.2 shall be confidential and shall be treated as compromise and settlement negotiations for purposes of applicable rules of evidence.  If the Dispute has not been resolved within sixty (60) days of the appointment of a mediator, or within ninety (90) days after receipt by a Party of a Mediation

 

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Request (whichever occurs sooner), or within such longer period as the Parties may agree to in writing, then the Dispute shall be submitted to binding confidential arbitration in accordance with Section 7.3.

 

7.3                               Confidential Arbitration.

 

(a)                                 In the event that a Dispute has not been resolved within sixty (60) days of the appointment of a mediator in accordance with Section 7.2, or within ninety (90) days after receipt by a Party of a Mediation Request (whichever occurs sooner), or within such longer period as the Parties may agree to in writing, then such Dispute shall, at the written request of YUM or SpinCo (the “Arbitration Request”) be submitted to be finally resolved by binding confidential arbitration pursuant to the then current CPR Rules for Administered Arbitration (the “Administered Rules”), except as modified herein.  The details of the arbitration shall be as set forth in this Section 7.3.

 

(b)                                 Unless otherwise agreed by the Parties in writing, any Dispute to be decided pursuant to this Section 7.3 will be decided (i) before a sole arbitrator if the amount in dispute, inclusive of all claims and counterclaims, totals less than $5 million; or (ii) by a panel of three (3) arbitrators if the amount in dispute, inclusive of all claims and counterclaims, totals $5 million or more or involves a request for non-monetary relief.

 

(c)                                  The panel of three (3) arbitrators will be chosen as follows:  (i) within fifteen (15) days from the date of the receipt of the Arbitration Request, YUM and SpinCo will name an arbitrator; and (ii) the two (2) Party-appointed arbitrators will thereafter, within thirty (30) days from the date on which the second of the two (2) arbitrators was named, name a third, independent arbitrator who will act as chairperson of the arbitral tribunal.  In the event that YUM or SpinCo fails to name an arbitrator within fifteen (15) days from the date of receipt of the Arbitration Request, then, upon written application by YUM or SpinCo, that arbitrator shall be appointed pursuant to the Administered Rules.  In the event that the two (2) Party-appointed arbitrators fail to appoint the third within the time frame specified above or in the event that YUM or SpinCo fails to name an arbitrator within fifteen (15) days from the date of receipt of the Arbitration Request, then the third, independent arbitrator will be appointed pursuant to the Administered Rules.  If the arbitration will be before a sole independent arbitrator, then the sole independent arbitrator will be appointed by agreement of YUM and SpinCo  within fifteen (15) days of the date of receipt of the Arbitration Request.  If the Parties cannot agree to a sole independent arbitrator during such fifteen (15) day period, then upon written application by YUM or SpinCo, the sole independent arbitrator will be appointed pursuant to the Administered Rules.

 

(d)                                 The arbitration shall be conducted in English.  Any document that a Party  seeks to use that is not in English shall be provided along with an English translation.

 

(e)                                  The place of arbitration shall be Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.

 

(f)                                   The arbitrator or arbitrators shall establish procedures under which each Party will be entitled to conduct discovery.

 

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(g)                                  The arbitrator or arbitrators shall award to the substantially prevailing Party (as determined by arbitrator or arbitrators) the costs and expenses of the proceeding, including reasonable attorneys’ and experts’ fees.

 

(h)                                 The arbitrator or arbitrators will issue a reasoned award.

 

(i)                                     The arbitrator or arbitrators will have the right to award, on an interim basis, or include in the final award, any relief which the arbitrator or arbitrators deems proper in the circumstances, including money damages (with interest on unpaid amounts from the due date) and injunctive relief (including specific performance and other equitable relief); provided that the arbitrator or arbitrators will not award any relief not specifically requested by a Party and, in any event, will not award any relief not permitted by this Agreement or the applicable Ancillary Agreement.

 

(j)                                    Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, the Parties agree that the award rendered by the arbitrator or arbitrators (the “Original Award”) may be appealed under the CPR Arbitration Appeal Procedure (“Appeal Procedure”).  Appeals must be initiated within thirty (30) days of receipt of an Original Award, in accordance with the Appeal Procedure, by filing a written notice with CPR.  The Original Award shall not be considered final until after the expiration of the time for filing the notice of appeal pursuant to the Appeal Procedure.  Unless otherwise agreed by the Parties, the appeal shall be conducted at the place of the original arbitration.

 

(k)                                 Any Original Award rendered by the arbitrator or arbitrators that is not timely appealed in accordance with the foregoing provisions or that is not modified by the appeal tribunal, and any award as modified or established by the appeal tribunal, shall be final and judgment may be entered thereon in any court having jurisdiction thereof.

 

(l)                                     Subject to Section 7.3(g), the costs and expenses of any such arbitration, including compensation and expenses of the arbitrator or arbitrators, shall be borne by YUM and SpinCo equally, except for each Party’s own legal costs (which are separately addressed in Section 7.7).

 

7.4                               Confidentiality.  No oral or documentary representations made by the Parties during any negotiation, mediation or arbitration conducted pursuant to this Article VII shall be admissible for any purpose in any subsequent proceedings.  YUM shall not, and shall cause the other members of its respective Group not to, and the SpinCo Parties shall not, and shall cause the other members of the SpinCo Group not to, disclose any information provided or documents produced by a member of the other Group in any negotiation, mediation or arbitration conducted pursuant to this Article VII or any information about the existence, contents or results of any such negotiation, mediation or arbitration without the prior written consent of YUM (in the case of disclosure by a member of the SpinCo Group) or the SpinCo Parties (in the case of disclosure by a member of the YUM Group), except in the course of a judicial or regulatory proceeding or as may be required by Law or the rules of any applicable securities exchange or requested by a Governmental Authority.  Before it or another member of its respective Group makes any disclosure permitted by the preceding sentence, each of YUM and SpinCo shall, to the extent

 

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reasonably practicable, give each other Party reasonable written notice of the intended disclosure and afford each other Party a reasonable opportunity to protect its interests.

 

7.5                               Conduct and Tolling During Dispute Resolution Process.  Unless otherwise agreed in writing, the Parties shall, and shall cause the members of their respective Group to, continue to honor all commitments and obligations under this Agreement and each Ancillary Agreement to the extent required thereby during the course of dispute resolution pursuant to the provisions of this Article VII, unless such commitments or obligations are the specific subject of the Dispute at issue.  The initiation of mediation or arbitration pursuant to this Article VII will toll the applicable statute of limitations for the duration of any such proceedings.

 

7.6                               Limitations Period.  Any claim arising out of or relating to this Agreement or any Ancillary Agreement (other than the Master License Agreement or the Guaranty) shall be governed by the statute of limitations under the governing law set forth in Section 10.2.

 

7.7                               Enforcement Costs.  Except as otherwise provided in this Article VII, each Party shall bear its own legal costs (including attorneys’ and experts’ fees, and all other expenses) incurred in enforcing this Agreement or in otherwise pursuing, or defending against, a claim, demand, action or proceeding under or in connection with this Agreement.

 

7.8                               Litigation and Unilateral Commencement of Arbitration.  Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this Article VII, (a) a Party may seek preliminary provisional or injunctive judicial relief from a court with respect to a Dispute without first complying with the procedures set forth in Section 7.1, Section 7.2 and Section 7.3 if such action is reasonably necessary to avoid irreparable damage and (b) a Party may initiate arbitration before the expiration of the periods specified in Section 7.2 and Section 7.3 if such Party has submitted a Mediation Request and the other Parties have failed, within the applicable periods set forth in Section 7.2 and Section 7.3, to agree upon a date for the first mediation session to take place within twenty (20) days after the appointment of the mediator.

 

ARTICLE VIII
FURTHER ASSURANCES AND ADDITIONAL COVENANTS

 

8.1                               Further Assurances.

 

(a)                                 In addition to the actions specifically provided for elsewhere in this Agreement, each of the Parties shall use its reasonable best efforts, prior to, at and after the Effective Time, to take, or cause to be taken, all actions, and to do, or cause to be done, all things, reasonably necessary, proper or advisable under applicable Laws, regulations and agreements to consummate and make effective the transactions contemplated by this Agreement and the Ancillary Agreements.

 

(b)                                 Without limiting the foregoing, prior to, at and after the Effective Time, each Party shall cooperate with each other Party, and without any further consideration, but at the expense of the requesting Party, to execute and deliver, or use its reasonable best efforts to cause to be executed and delivered, all instruments, including instruments of conveyance, assignment and transfer, and to make all filings with, and to obtain all Approvals or Notifications of, any Governmental Authority or any other Person under any permit, license, agreement, indenture or

 

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other instrument (including any consents or Governmental Approvals), and to take all such other actions as such Party may reasonably be requested to take by any other Party from time to time, consistent with the terms of this Agreement and the Ancillary Agreements, in order to effectuate the provisions and purposes of this Agreement and the Ancillary Agreements and the transfers of the SpinCo Assets and the YUM Assets and the assignment and assumption of the SpinCo Liabilities and the YUM Liabilities and the other transactions contemplated hereby and thereby.  Without limiting the foregoing, each Party will, at the reasonable request, cost and expense of any other Party, take such other actions as may be reasonably necessary to vest in such other Party good and marketable title to the Assets transferred or allocated to such Party under this Agreement or any of the Ancillary Agreements, free and clear of any Security Interest, if and to the extent it is practicable to do so.

 

(c)                                  At or prior to the Effective Time, YUM and the SpinCo Parties, in their respective capacities as direct and indirect shareholders of other members of their Groups, shall each approve or ratify any actions that are reasonably necessary or desirable to be taken by YUM, the SpinCo Parties or any of the other members of their respective Groups, as the case may be, to effectuate the transactions contemplated by this Agreement and the Ancillary Agreements.

 

(d)                                 Nothing in this Article VIII shall limit or affect the provisions of Section 3.1(a) or Article IX.

 

ARTICLE IX
TERMINATION

 

9.1                               Termination.  Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary, this Agreement and all Ancillary Agreements may be terminated and the Distribution may be amended, modified or abandoned at any time prior to the Effective Time by YUM, in its sole and absolute discretion, without the approval or consent of any other Person, including either of the SpinCo Parties.  After the Effective Time, this Agreement may not be terminated except by an agreement in writing signed by a duly authorized officer of each of the Parties.

 

9.2                               Effect of Termination.  In the event of any termination of this Agreement prior to the Effective Time, this Agreement and all Ancillary Agreements shall become void and no Party (nor any of its Affiliates, directors, officers or employees) shall have any Liability or obligation to any other Party (or any of its Affiliates) by reason of this Agreement.

 

ARTICLE X
MISCELLANEOUS

 

10.1                        Counterparts; Entire Agreement; Corporate Power; Facsimile Signatures.

 

(a)                                 This Agreement may be executed in one (1) or more counterparts, all of which shall be considered one (1) and the same agreement, and shall become effective when one (1) or more counterparts have been signed by each of the Parties and delivered to each other Party.

 

(b)                                 This Agreement and the Ancillary Agreements contain the entire agreement between the Parties with respect to the subject matter hereof, and supersede all previous agreements, negotiations, discussions, writings, understandings, commitments and conversations

 

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with respect to such subject matter, and there are no agreements or understandings between the Parties other than those set forth or referred to herein or therein.

 

(c)                                  YUM represents and warrants to the SpinCo Parties, and each of the SpinCo Parties represents and warrants to YUM, as follows:

 

(i)                                     it  has the requisite corporate or other power and authority and has taken all corporate or other action necessary in order to execute, deliver and perform this Agreement and to consummate the transactions contemplated hereby; and

 

(ii)                                  this Agreement has been duly executed and delivered by it and constitutes a valid and binding agreement of it enforceable in accordance with the terms hereof.

 

(d)                                 Each Party acknowledges that it and each other Party, and the other members of their respective Groups, may be executing this Agreement and certain of the Ancillary Agreements by facsimile, stamp or mechanical signature, and agrees that delivery of an executed counterpart of a signature page to this Agreement or any Ancillary Agreement (whether executed by manual, stamp or mechanical signature) by facsimile or by email in portable document format (PDF) shall be effective as delivery of such executed counterpart of this Agreement or any Ancillary Agreement.  Each Party expressly adopts and confirms each such facsimile, stamp or mechanical signature (regardless of whether delivered in person, by mail, by courier, by facsimile or by email in portable document format (PDF)) made in its respective name as if it were a manual signature delivered in person, agrees that it will not assert that any such signature or delivery is not adequate to bind such Party to the same extent as if it were signed manually and delivered in person and agrees that, at the reasonable request of any Party at any time, it will as promptly as reasonably practicable cause this Agreement and any Ancillary Agreement to be manually executed (any such execution to be as of the date of the initial date thereof) and delivered in person, by mail or by courier.

 

10.2                        Governing Law.  This Agreement and, unless expressly provided therein, each Ancillary Agreement (and any claims or disputes arising out of or related hereto or thereto or to the transactions contemplated hereby and thereby or to the inducement of any party to enter herein and therein, whether for breach of contract, tortious conduct or otherwise and whether predicated on common law, statute or otherwise) shall be governed by and construed and interpreted in accordance with the Laws of the State of Delaware irrespective of the choice of laws principles of the State of Delaware including all matters of validity, construction, effect, enforceability, performance and remedies.

 

10.3                        Binding Effect; Assignability.  This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the Parties and their respective successors and permitted assigns; provided that no Party may assign any of its rights or assign or delegate any of its obligations under this Agreement without the express prior written consent of each other Party.

 

10.4                        No Third-Party Beneficiaries.  Except for the indemnification rights under this Agreement of any YUM Indemnitee or SpinCo Indemnitee in their respective capacities as such, (a) the provisions of this Agreement are solely for the benefit of the Parties, respectively, and

 

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do not and are not intended to confer upon any Person except the Parties any rights or remedies hereunder, and (b) there are no Third Party beneficiaries of this Agreement and this Agreement shall not provide any Third Party with any remedy, claim, Liability, reimbursement or other right in excess of those existing without reference to this Agreement.

 

10.5                        Notices.  All notices, requests, claims, demands or other communications under this Agreement shall be in writing and shall be given or made (and shall be deemed to have been duly given or made upon receipt) by delivery in person, by overnight courier service, by facsimile with receipt confirmed (followed by delivery of an original via overnight courier service) or by registered or certified mail (postage prepaid, return receipt requested) to the respective Parties at the following addresses (or at such other address for a Party as shall be specified in a notice given to the other Parties in accordance with this Section 10.5):

 

If to YUM, to:

 

Yum! Brands, Inc.
1441 Gardiner Lane
Louisville, Kentucky  40213

Attention:

Scott A. Catlett, Vice President & Deputy General Counsel

Facsimile:

(502) 874-7637

 

with copies (which shall not constitute notice) to:

 

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
51 West 52nd Street
New York, New York  10019

Attention:

Benjamin M. Roth

Facsimile:

(212) 403-2000

 

and

 

Mayer Brown LLP

71 South Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois  60606

Attention:

Frederick B. Thomas

 

Jodi A. Simala

Facsimile:

(312) 706-8436

 

If to SpinCo or YCCL, to:

 

Yum China Holdings, Inc.

 

16/F Two Grand Gateway

3 Hongqiao Road

Shanghai 200030

The People’s Republic of China

Attention:

Shella Ng, Chief Legal Officer

Facsimile:

+86-21-2407-7898

 

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with copies (which shall not constitute notice) to:

 

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
51 West 52nd Street
New York, New York  10019

Attention:

Benjamin M. Roth

Facsimile:

(212) 403-2000

 

and

 

Mayer Brown LLP
71 South Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois  60606

Attention:

Frederick B. Thomas

 

Jodi A. Simala

Facsimile:

(312) 706-8436

 

A Party may, by notice to each other Party, change the address to which such notices are to be given.

 

10.6                        Severability.  If any provision of this Agreement or the application thereof to any Person or circumstance is determined by an arbitrator or by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, void or unenforceable, the remaining provisions hereof or the application of such provision to Persons or circumstances or in jurisdictions other than those as to which it has been held invalid, void or unenforceable, shall remain in full force and effect and shall in no way be affected, impaired or invalidated thereby.  Upon such determination, the Parties shall negotiate in good faith in an effort to agree upon such a suitable and equitable provision to effect, as closely as possible, the original intent of the Parties.

 

10.7                        Force Majeure.  No Party shall be deemed in default of this Agreement for any delay or failure to fulfill any obligation (other than a payment obligation) hereunder so long as and to the extent to which any delay or failure in the fulfillment of such obligation is prevented, frustrated, hindered or delayed as a consequence of circumstances of Force Majeure.  In the event of any such excused delay, the time for performance of such obligations (other than a payment obligation) shall be extended for a period equal to the time lost by reason of the delay.  A Party claiming the benefit of this provision shall, as soon as reasonably practicable after the occurrence of any such event, (a) provide written notice to each other Party of the nature and extent of any such Force Majeure condition and (b) use commercially reasonable efforts to remove any such causes and resume performance under this Agreement as soon as reasonably practicable.

 

10.8                        No Set-Off.  Except as expressly set forth in any Ancillary Agreement or as otherwise mutually agreed to in writing by the Parties, no Party and no other member of such Party’s Group shall have any right of set-off or other similar rights with respect to (a) any amounts payable pursuant to this Agreement or any Ancillary Agreement; or (b) any other amounts claimed to be owed to another Party or any other member of its Group arising out of this Agreement or any Ancillary Agreement.

 

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10.9                        Expenses.  Except as otherwise expressly set forth in this Agreement or any Ancillary Agreement, or as otherwise agreed to in writing by the Parties, all out-of-pocket fees, costs and expenses incurred prior to the Effective Time in connection with the preparation, execution, delivery and implementation of this Agreement and any Ancillary Agreement, the Separation, the Form 10, the Information Statement, the Plan of Reorganization and the Distribution and the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby and thereby will be borne by the Party or the applicable member of such Party’s Group incurring such fees, costs or expenses.  The Parties agree that certain specified costs and expenses shall be allocated between the Parties as set forth on Schedule 10.9.

 

10.10                 Headings.  The article, section and paragraph headings contained in this Agreement are for reference purposes only and shall not affect in any way the meaning or interpretation of this Agreement.

 

10.11                 Survival of Covenants.  Except as expressly set forth in this Agreement, the covenants and agreements contained in this Agreement, and Liability for the breach of any such obligations contained herein, shall survive the Separation and the Distribution and shall remain in full force and effect.

 

10.12                 Waivers of Default; Remedies Cumulative.  Waiver by a Party of any default by another Party of any provision of this Agreement shall not be deemed a waiver by the waiving Party of any subsequent or other default, nor shall it prejudice the rights of another Party.  No failure or delay by a Party in exercising any right, power or privilege under this Agreement shall operate as a waiver thereof, nor shall a single or partial exercise thereof prejudice any other or further exercise thereof or the exercise of any other right, power or privilege.  All rights and remedies existing under this Agreement are cumulative to, and not exclusive of, any rights or remedies otherwise available.

 

10.13                 Specific Performance.  Subject to the provisions of Article VII, in the event of any actual or threatened default in, or breach of, any of the terms, conditions and provisions of this Agreement, the Party who is, or is to be, thereby aggrieved shall have the right to specific performance and injunctive or other equitable relief in respect of its rights under this Agreement, in addition to any and all other rights and remedies at law or in equity, and all such rights and remedies shall be cumulative.  The Parties agree that the remedies at law for any breach or threatened breach, including monetary damages, are inadequate compensation for any loss and that any defense in any action for specific performance that a remedy at law would be adequate is waived.  Any requirements for the securing or posting of any bond with such remedy are waived by each of the Parties.

 

10.14                 Amendments.  No provisions of this Agreement may be waived, amended, supplemented or modified, unless such waiver, amendment, supplement or modification is in writing and signed by the authorized representative of the Party against whom it is sought to enforce such waiver, amendment, supplement or modification.

 

10.15                 Interpretation.  In this Agreement, (a) words in the singular shall be deemed to include the plural and vice versa and words of one gender shall be deemed to include the other genders as the context requires; (b) the terms “hereof,” “herein,” and “herewith” and words of

 

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similar import shall, unless otherwise stated, be construed to refer to this Agreement as a whole (including all of the Schedules and Exhibits hereto) and not to any particular provision of this Agreement; (c) Article, Section, Schedule and Exhibit references are to the Articles, Sections, Schedules and Exhibits to this Agreement unless otherwise specified; (d) unless otherwise stated, all references to any agreement (including this Agreement and each Ancillary Agreement) shall be deemed to include the exhibits, schedules and annexes to such agreement; (e) references to “$” shall mean U.S. dollar; (f) the word “including” and words of similar import when used in this Agreement shall mean “including, without limitation,” unless otherwise specified; (g) the word “or” shall not be exclusive; (h) unless otherwise specified in a particular case, the word “days” refers to calendar days; (i) references to “written” or “in writing” include in electronic form; (j) references to “business day” shall mean any day other than a Saturday, a Sunday or a day on which banking institutions are generally authorized or required by law to close in the United States, or Dallas, Texas, or Shanghai, China as the context requires; (k) references herein to this Agreement or any other agreement contemplated herein shall be deemed to refer to this Agreement or such other agreement as of the date on which it is executed and as it may be amended, modified or supplemented thereafter, unless otherwise specified; and (l) unless expressly stated to the contrary in this Agreement, all references to “the date hereof,” “the date of this Agreement,” “hereby” and “hereupon” and words of similar import shall all be references to [•], 2016.

 

10.16                 Limitations of Liability.  Notwithstanding anything in this Agreement to the contrary, neither the SpinCo Parties or any other member of the SpinCo Group, on the one hand, nor YUM or any other member of the YUM Group, on the other hand, shall be liable under this Agreement to the other for any indirect, punitive, exemplary, remote, speculative or similar damages in excess of compensatory damages of the other (other than any such damages awarded to a Third Party with respect to a Third-Party Claim).

 

10.17                 Performance.  All obligations of the SpinCo Parties under this Agreement are joint and several obligations of SpinCo and YCCL. YUM shall cause to be performed, and hereby guarantees the performance of, all actions, agreements and obligations set forth in this Agreement or in any Ancillary Agreement to be performed by any member of the YUM Group.  The SpinCo Parties shall cause to be performed, and hereby guarantee the performance of, all actions, agreements and obligations set forth in this Agreement or in any Ancillary Agreement to be performed by any member of the SpinCo Group.

 

10.18                 Mutual Drafting.  This Agreement and the Ancillary Agreements shall be deemed to be the joint work product of the Parties, and any rule of construction that a document shall be interpreted or construed against a drafter of such document shall not be applicable.

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Parties have caused this Separation and Distribution Agreement to be executed by their duly authorized representatives.

 

 

YUM! BRANDS, INC.

 

 

 

 

 

By:

 

 

 

Name:

 

 

Title:

 

 

 

 

 

YUM CHINA HOLDINGS, INC.

 

 

 

 

 

By:

 

 

 

Name:

 

 

Title:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YUM RESTAURANTS CONSULTING (SHANGHAI) COMPANY LIMITED

 

 

 

 

 

By:

 

 

 

Name:

 

 

Title:

 

[Signature Page to Separation and Distribution Agreement]

 




Exhibit 3.1

 

AMENDED AND RESTATED CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION
OF
YUM CHINA HOLDINGS, INC.

 

Yum China Holdings, Inc., a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of Delaware (the “Corporation”), pursuant to Sections 242 and 245 of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware, as the same may be amended (the “DGCL”), hereby certifies as follows:

 

1.                      The name of the Corporation is Yum China Holdings, Inc. The Corporation was originally formed as Yum! China Holding, Inc. by filing a Certificate of Incorporation with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware on April 1, 2016. On June 30, 2016, the Corporation filed a Certificate of Amendment with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware, which amended the Certificate of Incorporation by changing the name of the Corporation to Yum China Holdings, Inc.

 

2.                      This Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation was duly adopted in accordance with the provisions of Sections 242 and 245 of the DGCL and by the written consent of its stockholders in accordance with Section 228 of the DGCL.

 

3.                      This Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation amends and restates, in its entirety, the original Certificate of Incorporation, as amended.

 

4.                      Effective as of [·] Eastern time on [·], the text of the original Certificate of Incorporation, as amended, is amended and restated to read in its entirety as follows:

 

FIRST:        The name of the corporation is Yum China Holdings, Inc..

 

SECOND:  The purpose of the Corporation is to engage in any lawful act or activity for which corporations may be organized under the DGCL.

 

THIRD:  The Corporation shall have authority to issue [·] shares, par value $0.01 per share, of which [·] shares shall be Common Stock, and of which [·] shares shall be Preferred Stock, with the following powers, preferences and rights, and qualifications, limitations and restrictions.

 

(a)                                 Except as otherwise provided by law, each share of Common Stock shall have one vote, and, except as otherwise provided in respect of any series of Preferred Stock hereafter issued, the exclusive voting power for all purposes shall be vested in the holders of the Common Stock.  In the event of any liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Corporation, whether voluntary or involuntary, the holders of the Common Stock shall be entitled, after payment or provision for payment of the debts and other liabilities of the Corporation and the amount to which the holders of any series of Preferred Stock hereafter issued having a preference on distribution in the liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Corporation shall be entitled, to share ratably in the remaining net assets of the Corporation.

 



 

(b)                                 Preferred Stock may be issued in one or more series, from time to time, with each such series to consist of such number of shares and to have such voting powers relative to other classes or series of Preferred Stock, if any, or Common Stock, full or limited or no voting powers and such designations, preferences and relative, participating, optional or other special rights, and the qualifications, limitations or restrictions thereof, as shall be stated in the resolution or resolutions and certificate of designation providing for the issuance of such series adopted by the board of directors of the Corporation (the “Board of Directors”), and the Board of Directors is hereby expressly vested with the authority, to the fullest extent now or hereafter permitted by applicable law, to adopt any such resolution or resolutions.

 

FOURTH:  The address of the registered office of the Corporation in the State of Delaware is Corporation Trust Center, 1209 Orange Street, Wilmington, Delaware 19801, New Castle County.  The name of the Corporation’s registered agent is The Corporation Trust Company. The Corporation may have such other offices, either within or without the State of Delaware, as the Board of Directors may designate or as the business of the Corporation may from time to time require.

 

FIFTH:  No holder of any share of capital stock of the Corporation, whether now or hereafter authorized, shall have any preemptive right to subscribe for or to purchase any shares of capital stock or other securities of the Corporation, nor have any right to cumulate such holder’s votes for the election of Directors (as defined below).  Any action required or permitted to be taken by the stockholders of the Corporation (the “Stockholders”) must be effected at a duly called annual or special meeting of the Stockholders and may not be effected by any consent in writing in lieu of a meeting.

 

SIXTH:  The term of existence of the Corporation shall be perpetual.

 

SEVENTH:  The following provisions are intended for the management of the business and for the regulation of the affairs of the Corporation, and it is expressly provided that the same are intended to be in furtherance and not in limitation of the powers conferred by statute:

 

(a)                                 The business and affairs of the Corporation shall be managed by or under the direction of the Board of Directors.  In addition to the powers and authorities by this Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation expressly conferred upon it, the Board of Directors may exercise all such powers of the Corporation and do all such lawful acts and things as are not by statute or by this Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation or by the bylaws of the Corporation (as amended from time to time in accordance with the provisions thereof, the “Bylaws”) required to be exclusively exercised or done by the Stockholders.

 

(b)                                 Special meetings of the Stockholders may be called exclusively:  (i) by the Board of Directors; or (ii) by the Chairman of the Board of Directors, the Corporation’s Chief Executive Officer or the Corporation’s Secretary, in each case with the concurrence of a majority of the Board of Directors.  Special meetings of Stockholders shall be held at such places and times as determined by the Board of Directors in its discretion. Advance notice of stockholder nominations for the election of Directors and of business to be brought before any meeting of the Stockholders shall be given in the manner provided in the Bylaws.

 

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(c)                                  The number of directors of the Corporation (“Directors”) constituting the Board of Directors shall not be less than three nor more than fifteen.  Within such limit, the number of members of the entire Board of Directors shall be fixed from time to time exclusively by the Board of Directors, subject to the rights of holders of any series of Preferred Stock with respect to the election of Directors, if any.  During any period when the holders of any series of Preferred Stock have the right to elect additional Directors as provided for or fixed pursuant to the provisions of Article Third above, then upon commencement and for the duration of the period during which such right continues, the then otherwise total authorized number of Directors shall automatically be increased by such specified number of Directors and the holders of such Preferred Stock shall be entitled to elect the additional Directors so provided for or fixed pursuant to such provisions.

 

(d)                                 Prior to the third annual meeting of Stockholders, the Board of Directors shall be classified into three classes: Class I; Class II; and Class III. Each class shall consist, as nearly as possible, of one-third of the total number of Directors constituting the entire Board of Directors and the allocation of Directors among the three classes shall be determined by the Board of Directors. The initial Class I Directors shall serve for a term expiring at the first annual meeting of Stockholders following [·]; the initial Class II Directors shall serve for a term expiring at the second annual meeting of Stockholders following [·]; and the initial Class III Directors shall serve for a term expiring at the third annual meeting of Stockholders following [·]. Directors elected to replace initial Class I and Class II Directors shall serve terms expiring at the third annual meeting of Stockholders following [·].  Each Director in each class shall hold office until his or her successor is duly elected and qualified or until his or her earlier death, resignation or removal. If the number of Directors is changed, any increase or decrease shall be apportioned among the classes so as to maintain the number of Directors in each class as nearly equal as possible.

 

(e)                                  From and including the third annual meeting of Stockholders, each Director shall be elected to serve a term of one year, with each Director’s term to expire at the annual meeting next following the Director’s election.  Notwithstanding the expiration of the term of a Director, the Director shall continue to hold office until a successor shall be elected and qualified or until his or her earlier death, resignation or removal.

 

(f)                                   Directors may be removed:  (i) prior to the third annual meeting of Stockholders, only for cause by the affirmative vote of a majority of the voting power of outstanding Common Stock; and (ii) from and including the third annual meeting of Stockholders, with or without cause by the affirmative vote of a majority of the voting power of outstanding Common Stock.

 

(g)                                  A vacancy occurring on the Board of Directors, including, without limitation, a vacancy resulting from an increase in the number of Directors or from the failure by Stockholders to elect the full authorized number of Directors, may only be filled by a majority of the remaining Directors or by the sole remaining Director in office.  In the event of the death, resignation, removal of a Director during his or her elected term of office, his or her successor shall serve for the remainder of the full term of the directorship in which the vacancy occurred and until a successor is elected and qualified.

 

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(h)                                 The Board of Directors is expressly authorized to adopt, amend or repeal the Bylaws, in whole or in part, without any action on the part of the Stockholders;

 

(i)                                     The Corporation shall have the right, subject to any express provisions or restrictions herein or in the Bylaws, from time to time, to amend, alter or repeal any provision of this Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation in any manner now or hereafter provided by law.

 

(j)                                    The Board of Directors may create and make appointments to one or more committees of the Board of Directors comprised exclusively of Directors who will serve at the pleasure of the Board of Directors and who may have and exercise such powers of the Board of Directors in directing the management of the business and affairs of the Corporation as the Board of Directors may delegate, in its sole discretion, consistent with the provisions of the DGCL and this Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation.

 

(k)                                 Unless and except to the extent the Bylaws so require, the election of Directors need not be by written ballot.

 

EIGHTH:

 

(a)                                 A Director shall not be personally liable to the Corporation or the Stockholders for monetary damages for breach of fiduciary duty as a Director, except to the extent such exemption from liability or limitation thereof is not permitted under the DGCL as the same exists or may hereafter be amended.

 

(b)                                 Each Director and officer of the Corporation who was or is made a party or is threatened to be made a party to or is involved in any action, suit or proceeding, whether civil, criminal, administrative or investigative (hereinafter a “proceeding”), by reason of the fact that he or she, or a person of whom he or she is the legal representative, is or was a Director or officer of the Corporation or is or was serving at the request of the Corporation as a director, officer, employee or agent of another corporation or of a partnership, joint venture, trust or other enterprise, including, without limitation, service with respect to employee benefit plans, whether the basis of such proceeding is alleged action in an official capacity as a director, officer, employee or agent or in any other capacity while serving as a director, officer, employee or agent, shall be indemnified and held harmless by the Corporation to the fullest extent authorized by the DGCL, as the same exists or may hereafter be amended (but, in the case of any such amendment, to the fullest extent permitted by law, only to the extent that such amendment permits the Corporation to provide broader indemnification rights than said law permitted the Corporation to provide prior to such amendment), against all expense, liability and loss (including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees, judgments, fines, amounts paid or to be paid in settlement, and excise taxes or penalties arising under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as the same may be amended) reasonably incurred or suffered by such person in connection therewith and such indemnification shall continue as to a person who has ceased to be a director, officer, employee or agent and shall inure to the benefit of his or her heirs, executors and administrators; provided, however, that, except as provided in paragraph (c) of this Article, the Corporation shall indemnify any such person seeking indemnification in connection with a proceeding (or part thereof) initiated by such person only if such proceeding (or part

 

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thereof) was authorized by the Board of Directors.  The right to indemnification conferred in this Article Eighth shall be a contract right and shall include the right to be paid by the Corporation the expenses incurred in defending any such proceeding in advance of its final disposition; provided, however, that, if the DGCL requires, the payment of such expenses incurred by a Director or officer in his or her capacity as a Director or officer in advance of the final disposition of a proceeding, shall be made only upon delivery to the Corporation of an undertaking, by or on behalf of such Director or officer, to repay all amounts so advanced if it shall ultimately be determined that such Director or officer is not entitled to be indemnified under this Article Eighth or otherwise.  The Corporation may, by action of the Board of Directors, provide indemnification to employees and agents of the Corporation or another corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust or other enterprise with the same scope and effect as the foregoing indemnification of Directors and officers.

 

(c)                                  If a claim under paragraph (b) of this Article is not paid in full by the Corporation within thirty days after a written claim has been received by the Corporation, the claimant may at any time thereafter bring suit against the Corporation to recover the unpaid amount of the claim and, if successful in whole or in part, the claimant shall be entitled to be paid also the expense of prosecuting such claim.  It shall be a defense to any such action (other than an action brought to enforce a claim for expenses incurred in defending any proceeding in advance of its final disposition where the required undertaking, if any is required, has been tendered to the Corporation) that the claimant has not met the standards of conduct which make it permissible under the DGCL for the Corporation to indemnify the claimant for the amount claimed, but the burden of proving such defense shall be on the Corporation.  Neither the failure of the Corporation (including, without limitation, its Board of Directors, independent legal counsel, or the Stockholders) to have made a determination prior to the commencement of such action that indemnification of the claimant is proper in the circumstances because he or she has met the applicable standard of conduct set forth in the DGCL, nor an actual determination by the Corporation (including, without limitation, its Board of Directors, independent legal counsel, or the Stockholders) that the claimant has not met such applicable standard of conduct, shall be a defense to the action or create a presumption that the claimant has not met the applicable standard of conduct.

 

(d)                                 The right to indemnification and the payment of expenses incurred in defending a proceeding in advance of its final disposition conferred in this Article Eighth shall not be exclusive of any other right which any person may have or hereafter acquire under any statute, provision of this Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation, bylaw, agreement, vote of Stockholders or disinterested Directors or otherwise.

 

(e)                                  The Corporation may maintain insurance, at its expense, to protect itself and any Director, officer, employee or agent of the Corporation or any director, officer, employee or agent of another corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust or other enterprise against any such expense, liability or loss, whether or not the Corporation would have the power to indemnify such person against such expense, liability or loss under the DGCL.

 

(f)                                   Any amendment, repeal or modification of any provision of this Article Eighth shall, unless otherwise required by law, be prospective only (except to the extent such amendment, repeal or modification permits the Corporation to further limit or eliminate the

 

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liability of Directors or officers) and shall not adversely affect any right or protection of any current or former Director or officer of the Corporation existing hereunder at the time of such amendment, repeal or modification with respect to any act or omission occurring prior to such amendment, repeal or modification.

 

NINTH:  Unless the Corporation consents in writing to the selection of an alternative forum, the sole and exclusive forum for (a) any derivative action or proceeding brought or purporting to be brought on behalf of the Corporation, (b) any action asserting a claim for or based on a breach of a fiduciary duty owed by any current or former Director, officer, employee or agent of the Corporation to the Corporation or to the Stockholders, including, without limitation, a claim alleging the aiding and abetting of such a breach of fiduciary duty, (c) any action asserting a claim against the Corporation or any current or former Director, officer, employee or agent of the Corporation arising pursuant to any provision of the DGCL, this Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation or the Bylaws (as either may be amended from time to time), (d) any action asserting a claim related to or involving the Corporation that is governed by the internal affairs doctrine, or (e) any action asserting an “internal corporate claim” as that term is defined in Section 115 of the DGCL, shall be a state court located within the State of Delaware (or, if no state court located within the State of Delaware has jurisdiction, the federal court for the District of Delaware).

 

TENTH:  If any provision or provisions of this Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation shall be held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable as applied to any circumstance for any reason whatsoever, the validity, legality and enforceability of such provision in any other circumstance and of the remaining provisions of this Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation shall not in any way be affected or impaired thereby.

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Corporation has duly executed this Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation as of the [·] day of [·], 2016.

 

 

 

YUM CHINA HOLDINGS, INC.

 

 

 

 

 

By:

 

 

 

Name:

 

 

Title:

 

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Exhibit 3.2

 

AMENDED AND RESTATED BYLAWS

 

OF

 

YUM CHINA HOLDINGS, INC.

 

ARTICLE 1 — OFFICES

 

Section 1.                                           Offices and Records.  The registered office of Yum China Holdings, Inc. (the “Corporation”) in the State of Delaware shall be in the City of Wilmington, New Castle County.  The name and address of the Corporation’s registered agent shall be The Corporation Trust Company, Corporation Trust Center, 1209 Orange Street, Wilmington, Delaware 19801, New Castle County. The Corporation may have offices at such other places, either within or without the State of Delaware, as the Board of Directors of the Corporation (the “Board of Directors”) may from time to time determine. The books and records of the Corporation may be kept inside or outside the State of Delaware.

 

ARTICLE 2 — MEETINGS OF STOCKHOLDERS

 

Section 1.                                           Place of Meeting.  Meetings of the stockholders of the Corporation (the “Stockholders”) shall be held at such places, if any, either within or without the State of Delaware, as shall be designated by the Board of Directors in the notice of the meeting.

 

Section 2.                                           Annual Meeting.  The annual meeting of the Stockholders shall be held on such date and at such place, if any, and time as the Board of Directors shall determine, for the purpose of electing directors of the Corporation (“Directors”) and the transaction of such business as may be a proper subject for action at the meeting.

 

Section 3.                                           Special Meetings.  Special meetings of the Stockholders may be called exclusively:  (a) by the Board of Directors; or (b) by the Chairman of the Board of Directors, the Corporation’s Chief Executive Officer or the Corporation’s Secretary, in each case with the concurrence of a majority of the Board of Directors.  Special meetings of the Stockholders shall be held at such places, if any, and times as determined by the Board of Directors in its discretion.

 

Section 4.                                           Notice of Meetings.  At least ten (10) and no more than sixty (60) days prior to any annual or special meeting of the Stockholders, the Corporation shall notify the Stockholders of the date, time and place, if any, and means of remote communication, if any, of the meeting and, in the case of a special meeting or where otherwise required by the Corporation’s Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (the “Certificate”) or by statute, shall briefly describe the purpose or purposes of the meeting.  Without limiting the manner by which notice otherwise may be given effectively to Stockholders, notice of meetings may be given to Stockholders by means of electronic transmission in accordance with applicable law. Only business within the purpose or purposes described in the notice may be conducted at a special meeting.  Unless otherwise required by the Certificate or by statute, the Corporation shall be required to give notice only to the Stockholders entitled to vote at the meeting.  If an annual or special Stockholders’ meeting is adjourned to a different date, time or place, notice thereof need

 



 

not be given if the new date, time or place, if any, and means of remote communication, if any, is announced at the meeting before adjournment.  If a new record date for the adjourned meeting is fixed pursuant to Article 7, Section 5 hereof, notice of the adjourned meeting shall be given to persons who are Stockholders as of the new record date.  If mailed, notice shall be deemed to be effective when deposited in the United States mail with postage thereon prepaid, correctly addressed to the Stockholder’s address shown in the Corporation’s current record of Stockholders.

 

Section 5.                                           Quorum, Presiding Officer.  Except as otherwise prescribed by statute or these Bylaws, at any meeting of the Stockholders of the Corporation, the presence in person or by proxy of the holders of record of a majority of the issued and outstanding shares of capital stock of the Corporation entitled to vote thereat shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.  In the absence of a quorum at such meeting or any adjournment or adjournments thereof, the holders of record of a majority of such shares so present in person or by proxy and entitled to vote thereat may adjourn the meeting from time to time until a quorum shall be present.  At any such adjourned meeting at which a quorum is present, any business may be transacted which might have been transacted at the meeting as originally called.  Meetings of the Stockholders shall be presided over by the Chairman or Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors or, if neither is present, by another officer or Director who shall be designated to serve in such event by the Board of Directors.  The Secretary of the Corporation, or an Assistant Secretary designated by the officer or Director presiding at the meeting, shall act as secretary of the meeting.

 

Section 6.                                           Voting.  Except as otherwise prescribed by statute, the Certificate or these Bylaws, at any meeting of the Stockholders of the Corporation, each Stockholder shall be entitled to one (1) vote in person or by proxy for each share of voting capital stock of the Corporation registered in the name of such Stockholder on the books of the Corporation on the date fixed pursuant to these Bylaws as the record date for the determination of the Stockholders entitled to vote at such meeting.  No proxy shall be voted after eleven (11) months from its date unless said proxy provides for a longer period.  Shares of its voting capital stock belonging to the Corporation shall not be voted either directly or indirectly.  The vote for the election of Directors, other matters expressly prescribed by statute and, upon the direction of the presiding officer or Director of the meeting, the vote on any other question before the meeting, shall be by ballot. Except as otherwise provided by law, the Certificate or these Bylaws, in all matters other than the election of Directors, the affirmative vote of a majority of the shares present in person or represented by proxy at the meeting and entitled to vote on the matter shall be the act of the Stockholders.

 

Section 7.                                           Notice of Stockholder Proposal.  No business may be transacted at an annual meeting of the Stockholders, other than business properly brought before the meeting.  To be properly brought before an annual meeting, business must be (a) specified in the notice of meeting (or any supplement thereto) given by or at the direction of the Board of Directors (or any duly authorized committee thereof), (b) otherwise properly brought before the annual meeting by or at the direction of the Board of Directors (or any duly authorized committee thereof), or (c) otherwise properly brought before the annual meeting by any Stockholder of the Corporation (i) who is a Stockholder of record both on the date of the giving of the notice provided for in Section 9 of this Article 2 and at the time of the annual meeting, (ii) who is

 

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entitled to vote at the meeting, and (iii) who complies with the notice procedures set forth in Section 9 of this Article 2.  Except for proposals properly made in accordance with Rule 14a-8 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the rules and regulations thereunder (as so amended and inclusive of such rules and regulations, the “Exchange Act”), included in the notice of meeting given by or at the direction of the Board of Directors, the foregoing clause (c) shall be the exclusive means for a Stockholder to propose business to be brought before an annual meeting of the Stockholders.  Stockholders seeking to nominate persons for election to the Board of Directors must comply with Section 9 or Section 10, as applicable, of this Article 2.

 

Section 8.                                           Postponement of Stockholders Meeting.  A scheduled annual or special meeting of the Stockholders may be postponed by the Board of Directors by public notice given at or prior to the time of the meeting.

 

Section 9.                                           Stockholder Nominations of Directors and Other Proposals.  Only persons who are nominated in accordance with the procedures in this Section 9, or the procedures in Section 10 of this Article 2, shall be eligible for election as Directors of the Corporation.  Nominations of persons for election to the Board of Directors may be made at any annual meeting of the Stockholders, or at any special meeting of the Stockholders called for the purpose of electing Directors, (a) by or at the direction of the Board of Directors (or any duly authorized committee thereof), or (b) by any Stockholder of the Corporation (i) who is a Stockholder of record both on the date of the giving of the notice provided for in this Section 9 and at the time of the meeting, (ii) who is entitled to vote at the meeting, and (iii) who complies with the notice procedures set forth in this Section 9.  Except as provided in Section 10 of this Article 2, the foregoing clause (b) shall be the exclusive means for a Stockholder to make any nomination of a person or persons for election to the Board of Directors at an annual or special meeting.

 

In addition to any other applicable requirements, for a nomination to be made or any other business to be proposed by a Stockholder, such Stockholder must have given timely notice thereof, and timely updates and supplements thereof, in proper written form to the Secretary of the Corporation.

 

To be timely, a Stockholder’s notice to the Secretary must be delivered to or mailed and received at the principal executive offices of the Corporation:  (a) in the case of an annual meeting of the Stockholders, not more than one hundred and twenty (120) days and not less than ninety (90) days prior to the anniversary date of the immediately preceding annual meeting; provided, however, that in the case of the first annual meeting after [·] and in the event that the annual meeting is called for a date that is not within thirty (30) days before or after such anniversary date, notice by the Stockholder in order to be timely must be so received not later than the close of business on the tenth (10th) day following the day on which notice of the date of the annual meeting was mailed or public disclosure of the date of the annual meeting was made, whichever first occurs; and (b) in the case of a special meeting of the Stockholders called for the purpose of electing Directors, not later than the close of business on the tenth (10th) day following the day on which notice of the date of the special meeting was mailed or public disclosure of the date of the special meeting was made, whichever first occurs. In no event shall any adjournment or postponement of an annual meeting or special meeting, or the public announcement thereof, commence a new time period for the giving of a Stockholder’s notice as described above.

 

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Notwithstanding anything in the immediately preceding paragraph to the contrary, in the event that the number of Directors to be elected to the Board of Directors is increased by the Board of Directors, and there is no public announcement by the Corporation naming all of the nominees for Director or specifying the size of the increased Board of Directors at least one hundred (100) days prior to the first anniversary of the preceding year’s annual meeting, a Stockholder’s notice required by this Section 9 of this Article 2 shall also be considered timely, but only with respect to nominees for any new positions created by such increase, if it shall be delivered to the Secretary at the principal executive offices of the Corporation not later than the close of business on the tenth (10th) day following the day on which the public announcement specifying the size of the increased Board of Directors is first made by the Corporation.

 

In addition, to be considered timely, a Stockholder’s notice shall further be updated and supplemented, if necessary, so that the information provided or required to be provided in such notice shall be true and correct as of the record date for the meeting and as of the date that is ten (10) business days prior to the meeting or any adjournment or postponement thereof, and such update and supplement shall be delivered to the Secretary at the principal executive offices of the Corporation not later than five (5) business days after the record date for the meeting in the case of the update and supplement required to be made as of the record date, and not later than eight (8) business days prior to the date for the meeting or any adjournment or postponement thereof in the case of the update and supplement required to be made as of ten (10) business days prior to the meeting or any adjournment or postponement thereof.  For the avoidance of doubt, the obligation to update and supplement as set forth in this Section 9 or any other Section of these Bylaws shall not limit the Corporation’s rights with respect to any deficiencies in any notice provided by a Stockholder, extend any applicable deadlines hereunder to amend or update any proposal or nomination (or notice thereof) or to submit any new proposal or nomination (or notice thereof), including, without limitation, by changing or adding nominees, matters, business and/or resolutions proposed to be brought before a meeting of the Stockholders.

 

To be in proper written form, a Stockholder’s notice to the Secretary must set forth:

 

(a)                                 As to the Stockholder giving the notice and the beneficial owner, if any, on whose behalf the nomination or proposal, as applicable, is made:  (i) the name and address of such Stockholder, as they appear on the Corporation’s books, of such beneficial owner, if any, and of their respective affiliates or associates or others acting in concert therewith, (ii) (A) the class or series and number of shares of the Corporation which are, directly or indirectly, owned beneficially and of record by such Stockholder, such beneficial owner and any of their respective affiliates or associates or others acting in concert therewith, (B) any option, warrant, convertible security, stock appreciation right or similar right with an exercise or conversion privilege or a settlement payment or mechanism at a price related to any class or series of shares of the Corporation or with a value derived in whole or in part from the value of any class or series of shares of capital stock of the Corporation, or any derivative or synthetic arrangement having the characteristics of a long position in any class or series of shares of capital stock of the Corporation, or any contract, derivative, swap or other transaction or series of transactions designed to produce economic benefits and risks that correspond substantially to the ownership of any class or series of shares of capital stock of the Corporation, including due to the fact that the value of such contract, derivative, swap or

 

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other transaction or series of transactions is determined by reference to the price, value or volatility of any class or series of shares of capital stock of the Corporation, whether or not such instrument, contract or right shall be subject to settlement in the underlying class or series of shares of capital stock of the Corporation, through the delivery of cash or other property, or otherwise, and without regard to whether the Stockholder of record, the beneficial owner, if any, or any of their respective affiliates or associates or others acting in concert therewith, may have entered into transactions that hedge or mitigate the economic effect of such instrument, contract or right, or any other direct or indirect opportunity to profit or share in any profit derived from any increase or decrease in the value of shares of capital stock of the Corporation (any of the foregoing, a “Derivative Instrument”) directly or indirectly owned beneficially by such Stockholder, the beneficial owner, if any, or any of their respective affiliates or associates or others acting in concert therewith, (C) any proxy, contract, arrangement, understanding, or relationship pursuant to which such Stockholder, such beneficial owner or any of their respective affiliates or associates or others acting in concert therewith have any right to vote any class or series of shares of the Corporation, (D) any agreement, arrangement, understanding, relationship or otherwise, including, without limitation, any repurchase or similar so-called “stock borrowing” agreement or arrangement, involving such Stockholder, such beneficial owner or any of their respective affiliates or associates or others acting in concert therewith, directly or indirectly, the purpose or effect of which is to mitigate loss to, reduce the economic risk (of ownership or otherwise) of any class or series of the shares of the Corporation by, manage the risk of share price changes for, or increase or decrease the voting power of, such Stockholder, such beneficial owner or any of their respective affiliates or associates or others acting in concert therewith with respect to any class or series of the shares of the Corporation, or which provides, directly or indirectly, the opportunity to profit or share in any profit derived from any decrease in the price or value of any class or series of the shares of the Corporation (any of the foregoing, a “Short Interest”), (E) any rights to dividends on the shares of the Corporation owned beneficially by such Stockholder, such beneficial owner or any of their respective affiliates or associates or others acting in concert therewith that are separated or separable from the underlying shares of the Corporation, (F) any proportionate interest in shares of the Corporation or Derivative Instruments held, directly or indirectly, by a general or limited partnership in which such Stockholder, such beneficial owner or any of their respective affiliates or associates or others acting in concert therewith is a general partner or, directly or indirectly, beneficially owns an interest in a general partner of such general or limited partnership, (G) any performance-related fees (other than an asset-based fee) that such Stockholder, such beneficial owner or any of their respective affiliates or associates or others acting in concert therewith are entitled to based on any increase or decrease in the value of shares of capital stock of the Corporation or Derivative Instruments, if any, including, without limitation, any such interests held by any members of the immediate family sharing the same household of such Stockholder, such beneficial owner or any of their respective affiliates or associates or others acting in concert therewith, (H) any significant equity interests or any Derivative Instruments or Short Interests in any principal competitor of the Corporation held by such Stockholder, such beneficial owner or any of their respective affiliates or associates or others acting in concert therewith and (I) any direct or indirect interest of such Stockholder, such

 

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beneficial owner or any of their respective affiliates or associates or others acting in concert therewith in any contract with the Corporation, any affiliate of the Corporation or any principal competitor of the Corporation (including, in any such case, any employment agreement, collective bargaining agreement or consulting agreement), (iii) all information that would be required to be set forth in a Schedule 13D filed pursuant to Rule 13d-1(a) or an amendment pursuant to Rule 13d-2(a) if such a statement were required to be filed under the Exchange Act by such Stockholder, such beneficial owner or any of their respective affiliates or associates or others acting in concert therewith, if any, and (iv) any other information relating to such Stockholder, such beneficial owner or any of their respective affiliates or associates or others acting in concert therewith, if any, that would be required to be disclosed in a proxy statement or other filings required to be made in connection with solicitations of proxies for, as applicable, the proposal and/or for the election of directors in a contested election pursuant to Section 14 of the Exchange Act;

 

(b)                                 If the notice relates to any business other than a nomination of a Director or Directors that the Stockholder proposes to bring before the meeting, in addition to the matters set forth in paragraph (a) above:  (i) a brief description of the business desired to be brought before the meeting, the reasons for conducting such business at the meeting and any material interest of such Stockholder, such beneficial owner and each of their respective affiliates or associates or others acting in concert therewith, if any, in such business; (ii) the text of the proposal or business (including the text of any resolutions proposed for consideration and, in the event that such proposal or business includes a proposal to amend the bylaws of the Corporation, the text of the proposed amendment); and (iii) a description of all agreements, arrangements and understandings between such Stockholder, such beneficial owner or any of their respective affiliates or associates or others acting in concert therewith, if any, and any other person or persons (including their names) in connection with the proposal of such business by such Stockholder;

 

(c)                                  As to each individual, if any, whom the Stockholder proposes to nominate for election or reelection to the Board of Directors, in addition to the matters set forth in paragraph (a) above: (i) all information relating to such individual that would be required to be disclosed in a proxy statement or other filings required to be made in connection with solicitations of proxies for election of directors in a contested election pursuant to Section 14 of the Exchange Act (including, without limitation, such individual’s written consent to being named in the proxy statement as a nominee and to serving as a Director if elected); and (ii) a description of all direct and indirect compensation and other material monetary agreements, arrangements and understandings during the past three (3)  years, and any other material relationships, between or among such Stockholder and beneficial owner, if any, or any of their respective affiliates and associates or others acting in concert therewith, on the one hand, and each proposed nominee, and his or her respective affiliates and associates, or others acting in concert therewith, on the other hand, including, without limitation, all information that would be required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 404 of Regulation S-K promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), if the Stockholder making the nomination and any beneficial owner on whose behalf the nomination is made, if any, or any affiliate or

 

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associate thereof or person acting in concert therewith, were the “registrant” for purposes of such item and the nominee were a director or executive officer of such registrant; and

 

(d)                                 With respect to each individual, if any, whom the Stockholder proposes to nominate for election or reelection to the Board of Directors, in addition to the matters set forth in paragraphs (a) and (c) above, a completed and signed questionnaire, representation and agreement required by Section 11 of this Article 2.  The Corporation may require any proposed nominee to furnish such other information as may reasonably be required by the Corporation to determine the eligibility of such proposed nominee to serve as an independent Director or that could be material to a reasonable Stockholder’s understanding of the independence, or lack thereof, of such nominee.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, only persons who are nominated in accordance with the procedures set forth in these Bylaws shall be eligible for election as Directors.

 

If the Chairman of the meeting determines that a nomination was not made in accordance with the foregoing procedures, or that business was not properly brought before the meeting in accordance with the foregoing procedures, the Chairman shall declare to the meeting that the nomination was defective and such defective nomination shall be disregarded or that the business was not properly brought before the meeting and such business shall not be transacted.  For purposes of this Section 9, “affiliate” and “associate” shall have the meanings ascribed thereto in Rule 405 under the Securities Act, and the rules and regulations thereunder; provided, however, that the term “partner” as used in the definition of “associate” shall not include any limited partner that is not involved in the management of the relevant partnership.

 

Section 10.                                    Proxy Access.

 

(a)                                 Whenever the Board of Directors solicits proxies with respect to the election of Directors at an annual meeting of Stockholders, subject to the provisions of this Section 10, the Corporation shall include in its proxy statement for such annual meeting, (i) as a nominee, in addition to any persons nominated for election by the Board of Directors or any committee thereof, any person nominated for election (the “Stockholder Nominee”) to the Board of Directors by a Stockholder, or group of no more than 20 Stockholders, that satisfies the requirements of this Section 10 (the “Eligible Stockholder”) and that timely submits the notice required by this Section 10 (the “Notice of Proxy Access Nomination”) requesting to have its nominee included in the Corporation’s proxy materials for such annual meeting pursuant to this Section 10 and (ii) the Required Information (defined below) concerning such person.  No person may be a member of more than one group of Stockholders constituting an Eligible Stockholder with respect to any annual meeting.  For purposes of this Section 10, the “Required Information” that the Corporation will include in its proxy statement is the information provided to the Secretary of the Corporation by the Eligible Stockholder concerning the Stockholder Nominee and the Eligible Stockholder that is required to be disclosed in the Corporation’s proxy statement by the regulations promulgated under the Exchange Act, and if the Eligible Stockholder so elects, a written statement, not to exceed 500 words, in support of the Stockholder Nominee’s candidacy (the “Statement”).  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Section 10, the Corporation may omit from its proxy materials any information or Statement (or portion thereof) that it, in good faith, believes would violate any applicable law or regulation.  For the purposes of this Section 10:

 

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(1) “Voting Stock” shall mean outstanding shares of capital stock of the Corporation entitled to vote generally for the election of Directors;

 

(2) “Constituent Holder” shall mean any Stockholder, collective investment fund or beneficial holder whose stock ownership is counted for the purposes of qualifying as holding the Required Stock (as defined below) or qualifying as an Eligible Stockholder;

 

(3) “affiliate” and “associate” shall have the meanings ascribed thereto in Rule 405 under the Securities Act, and the rules and regulations thereunder; provided, however, that the term “partner” as used in the definition of “associate” shall not include any limited partner that is not involved in the management of the relevant partnership; and

 

(4)  a Stockholder (including any Constituent Holder) shall be deemed to “own” only those outstanding shares of Voting Stock as to which the Stockholder itself (or such Constituent Holder itself) possesses both (a) the full voting and investment rights pertaining to the shares and (b) the full economic interest in (including the opportunity for profit and risk of loss on) such shares.  The number of shares calculated in accordance with the foregoing clauses (a) and (b) shall be deemed not to include (and to the extent any of the following arrangements have been entered into by affiliates of the Stockholder (or of any Constituent Holder), shall be reduced by) any shares (x) sold by such Stockholder or Constituent Holder (or any of either’s affiliates) in any transaction that has not been settled or closed, including any short sale, (y) borrowed by such Stockholder or Constituent Holder (or any of either’s affiliates) for any purposes or purchased by such Stockholder or Constituent Holder (or any of either’s affiliates) pursuant to an agreement to resell, or (z) subject to any option, warrant, forward contract, swap, contract of sale, other derivative or similar agreement entered into by such Stockholder or Constituent Holder (or any of either’s affiliates), whether any such instrument or agreement is to be settled with shares or with cash based on the notional amount or value of Voting Stock, in any such case which instrument or agreement has, or is intended to have, or if exercised by either party thereto would have, the purpose or effect of (i) reducing in any manner, to any extent or at any time in the future, such Stockholder’s or Constituent Holder’s (or either’s affiliate’s) full right to vote or direct the voting of any such shares, and/or (ii) hedging, offsetting or altering to any degree gain or loss arising from the full economic ownership of such shares by such Stockholder or Constituent Holder (or either’s affiliate), other than any such arrangements solely involving an exchange listed multi-industry market index fund in which Voting Stock represents at the time of entry into such arrangement less than 10% of the proportionate value of such index.  A Stockholder (including any Constituent Holder) shall “own” shares held in the name of a nominee or other intermediary so long as the Stockholder itself (or such Constituent Holder itself) retains the right to instruct how the shares are voted with respect to the election of Directors and the right to direct the disposition thereof and possesses the full economic interest in the shares.   A Stockholder’s (including any Constituent Holder’s) ownership of shares shall be deemed to continue during any period in which such person has loaned such shares or delegated any voting power over such shares by means of a proxy, power of attorney or other instrument or arrangement which in all such cases is revocable at any

 

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time by the Stockholder.  The terms “owned,” “owning” and other variations of the word “own” shall have correlative meanings.

 

(b)                                 To be timely, the Notice of Proxy Access Nomination must be delivered to, or mailed to and received by, the Secretary of the Corporation no earlier than one hundred fifty (150) days and no later than one hundred twenty (120) days prior to the anniversary of the date that the Corporation issued its proxy statement for the immediately preceding annual meeting of Stockholders. In no event shall any adjournment or postponement of an annual meeting, the date of which has been announced by the Corporation, commence a new time period for the giving of a Notice of Proxy Access Nomination.

 

(c)                                  The maximum number of Stockholder Nominees nominated by all Eligible Stockholders that will be included in the Corporation’s proxy materials with respect to an annual meeting of Stockholders (the “Nominee Limit”) shall not exceed 20% of the total number of Directors in office as of the last day on which a Notice of Proxy Access Nomination may be delivered pursuant to and in accordance with this Section 10 (the “Final Proxy Access Nomination Date”) or if such amount is not a whole number, the closest whole number below 20%; provided, that in no circumstance shall the Nominee Limit exceed the number of Directors to be elected at the applicable annual meeting as noticed by the Corporation, and provided, further, that the Nominee Limit shall be reduced by the number of Directors in office or director candidates that in either case will be included in the Corporation’s proxy materials with respect to such annual meeting as an unopposed (by the Corporation) nominee pursuant to any agreement, arrangement or other understanding with any stockholder or group of stockholders (other than any such agreement, arrangement or understanding entered into in connection with an acquisition of Voting Stock, by such stockholder or group of stockholders, from the Corporation).  In the event that one or more vacancies for any reason occurs on the Board of Directors after the Final Proxy Access Nomination Date but before the date of the annual meeting and the Board of Directors resolves to reduce the size of the board in connection therewith, the Nominee Limit shall be calculated based on the number of Directors in office as so reduced.  Any individual (i) nominated by an Eligible Stockholder for inclusion in the Corporation’s proxy materials pursuant to this Section 10 whom the Board of Directors decides to nominate as a nominee of the Board of Directors, or (ii) nominated pursuant to any agreement, arrangement or other understanding with any stockholder or group of stockholders (other than any such agreement, arrangement or understanding entered into in connection with an acquisition of Voting Stock, by such stockholder or group of stockholders, from the Corporation, shall, in each case, further reduce the Nominee Limit.  Any Eligible Stockholder submitting more than one Stockholder Nominee for inclusion in the Corporation’s proxy materials pursuant to this Section 10 shall rank such Stockholder Nominees based on the order that the Eligible Stockholder desires such Stockholder Nominees to be selected for inclusion in the Corporation’s proxy statement in the event that the total number of Stockholder Nominees submitted by Eligible Stockholders pursuant to this Section 10 exceeds the maximum number of nominees provided for in this Section 10.  In the event that the number of Stockholder Nominees submitted by Eligible Stockholders pursuant to this Section 10 exceeds the maximum number of nominees provided for in this Section 10, the highest ranking Stockholder Nominee who meets the requirements of this Section 10 from each Eligible Stockholder will be selected for inclusion in the Corporation’s proxy materials until the maximum number is reached, going in order of the number (largest to smallest) of shares of the common stock, par value $0.01 per share, of the

 

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Corporation (“Common Stock”) each Eligible Stockholder disclosed as owned in its respective Notice of Proxy Access Nomination submitted to the Corporation.  If the maximum number is not reached after the highest ranking Stockholder Nominee who meets the requirements of this Section 10 from each Eligible Stockholder has been selected, this process will continue with the next highest ranked nominees as many times as necessary, following the same order each time, until the maximum number is reached.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Section 10, if the Corporation receives notice pursuant to Section 9 of this Article 2 that a Stockholder intends to nominate for election at such meeting a number of nominees greater than or equal to a majority of the total number of Directors to be elected at such meeting, no Stockholder Nominees will be included in the Corporation’s proxy materials with respect to such meeting pursuant to this Section 10.

 

(d)                                 If the Stockholder Nominee or an Eligible Stockholder fails to continue to meet the requirements of this Section 10 or if a Stockholder Nominee withdraws, dies, becomes disabled or is otherwise disqualified from being nominated for election or serving as a Director prior to the annual meeting:  (1) the Corporation may, to the extent feasible, remove the name of the Stockholder Nominee and the Statement from its proxy statement, remove the name of the Stockholder Nominee from its form of proxy and/or otherwise communicate to its Stockholders that the Stockholder Nominee will not be eligible for nomination at the annual meeting; and (2) , subsequent to the last day on which a Stockholder’s Notice of Proxy Access Nomination would be timely, the Eligible Stockholder may not name another Stockholder Nominee or otherwise cure in any way any defect preventing the nomination of the Stockholder Nominee identified in the Notice of Proxy Access Nomination provided pursuant to this Section 10.

 

(e)                                  In order to make a nomination pursuant to this Section 10, an Eligible Stockholder must have owned (as defined above) the Required Ownership Percentage (as defined below) of shares of Common Stock (the “Required Stock”) continuously for the Minimum Holding Period (as defined below) as of both the date the Notice of Proxy Access Nomination is delivered to, or mailed to and received by, the Secretary of the Corporation in accordance with this Section 10 and the record date for determining the Stockholders entitled to vote at the annual meeting and must continue to own the Required Stock through the meeting date.  For purposes of this Section 10, the “Required Ownership Percentage” is three percent (3%) or more, and the “Minimum Holding Period” is three (3) years.

 

(f)                                   Within the time period specified in this Section 10 for delivering the Notice of Proxy Access Nomination, an Eligible Stockholder must provide the following materials in writing to the Secretary of the Corporation:  (i) one or more written statements from the record holder of the shares of Common Stock owned by the Eligible Stockholder (and from each intermediary through which the shares of Common Stock are or have been held during the Minimum Holding Period) verifying that, as of a date within seven (7) calendar days prior to the date the Notice of Proxy Access Nomination is delivered to, or mailed to and received by, the Secretary of the Corporation, the Eligible Stockholder owns, and has owned continuously for the Minimum Holding Period, the Required Stock, and the Eligible Stockholder’s agreement to provide, within five (5) business days after the record date for the annual meeting, written statements from the record holder and intermediaries verifying the Eligible Stockholder’s continuous ownership of the Required Stock through the record date; (ii) a copy of the Schedule 14N that has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) as required by

 

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Rule 14a-18 under the Exchange Act; (iii) the information, representations and agreements that are the same as those that would be required to be set forth in a Stockholder’s notice of nomination pursuant to Section 9 of this Article 2; (iv) a representation and agreement of the Eligible Stockholder that the Eligible Stockholder (including each member of any group of Stockholders that together is an Eligible Stockholder hereunder) (A) acquired the Required Stock in the ordinary course of business and not with the intent to change or influence control of the Corporation, and does not presently have such intent, (B) presently intends to maintain qualifying ownership of the Required Stock through the date of the annual meeting, (C) has not engaged and will not engage in any, and has not and will not be a “participant” in another person’s, “solicitation” within the meaning of Rule 14a-1(l) under the Exchange Act in support of the election of any individual as a Director at the annual meeting other than its Stockholder Nominee(s) or a nominee of the Board of Directors, (D) agrees not to distribute to any Stockholder any form of proxy for the annual meeting other than the form distributed by the Corporation, (E) agrees to comply with all applicable laws and regulations applicable to the use, if any, of soliciting material and to file any such soliciting material with the SEC regardless of whether such filing is required under Regulation 14A under the Exchange Act, and (F) will provide facts and other information in all communications with the Corporation and its Stockholders that are or will be true and correct in all material respects and do not and will not omit to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading; (v) a representation as to the Eligible Stockholder’s (including each member of any group of Stockholders that together is an Eligible Stockholder hereunder) intentions with respect to maintaining qualifying ownership of the Required Stock for at least one (1) year following the annual meeting; and (vi) an undertaking that the Eligible Stockholder agrees to (A) assume all liability stemming from any legal or regulatory violation arising out of the Eligible Stockholder’s communications with the Stockholders or out of the information that the Eligible Stockholder provided to the Corporation and (B) indemnify and hold harmless the Corporation and each of its Directors, officers and employees individually against any and all liabilities, losses and damages in connection with any threatened or pending action, suit or proceeding, whether legal, administrative or investigative, against the Corporation or any of its Directors, officers or employees arising out of any nomination submitted by the Eligible Stockholder pursuant to this Section 10.

 

(g)                                  Within the time period specified in this Section 10 for delivering the Notice of Proxy Access Nomination, each Eligible Stockholder and Stockholder Nominee must deliver or cause to be delivered to the Secretary of the Corporation:

 

(i)                                     a written representation and agreement of the Stockholder Nominee that such person (A) consents to being named in the Corporation’s proxy statement as a nominee and to serving as a Director if elected, (B) understands his or her duties as a Director under the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware (the “DGCL”) and agrees to act in accordance with those duties while serving as a Director, (C) is not and will not become a party to any agreement, arrangement or understanding with, and has not given any commitment or assurance to, any person as to how such nominee, if elected as a Director, will act or vote as a Director on any issue or question to be decided by the Board of Directors, (D) in connection with such nominee’s candidacy for Director, is not and will not become a party to any compensatory, payment or

 

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other financial agreement, arrangement or understanding with any person other than the Corporation, and has not and will not receive any such compensation or other payment from any person other than the Corporation, in each case that has not been disclosed to the Secretary of the Corporation, (E) in connection with such nominee’s service as a Director of the Corporation, is not and will not become a party to any compensatory, payment or other financial agreement, arrangement or understanding with any person other than the Corporation, and has not and will not receive any such compensation or other payment from any person other than the Corporation, (F) if elected as a Director, will comply with all applicable laws and stock exchange listing standards and the Corporation’s policies and guidelines applicable to Directors, and (G) will provide facts and other information in all communications with the Corporation and its Stockholders that are or will be true and correct in all material respects and do not and will not omit to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading;

 

(ii)                                  with respect to each Stockholder Nominee, all completed and signed questionnaires required of Directors, and such additional information as the Corporation may determine necessary to permit the Board of Directors to determine if such Stockholder Nominee is independent under the listing standards of each  exchange upon which the Common Stock of the Corporation is listed, any applicable rules of the SEC and any publicly disclosed standards used by the Board of Directors in determining and disclosing the independence of Directors; and

 

(iii)                               with respect to each Stockholder Nominee who consents to stand for election, an irrevocable resignation of such Stockholder Nominee in advance of the meeting for the election of Directors, providing that such resignation shall become effective upon a determination by the Board of Directors or any committee thereof that (A) the information provided to the Corporation by such individual pursuant to this Section 10 was untrue in any material respect or omitted to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading or (B) such individual, or the Eligible Stockholder who nominated such individual, failed to comply with any obligation owed or breached any representation made under or pursuant to these Bylaws.

 

(h)                                 In the event that any information or communication provided by the Eligible Stockholder or the Stockholder Nominee to the Corporation or its Stockholders ceases to be true and correct in any material respect or omits a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading, such Eligible Stockholder or Stockholder Nominee, as the case may be, shall promptly notify the Secretary of the Corporation of such defect in such previously provided information or communication and of the information that is required to correct any such defect.

 

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Secretary of the Corporation receives a notice that a Stockholder has nominated such Stockholder Nominee for election to the Board of Directors pursuant to the advance notice requirements for Stockholder nominees for Director set forth in Section 9 of this Article 2, (ii) who is not independent under the listing standards of each exchange upon which the Common Stock of the Corporation is listed, any applicable rules of the SEC and any publicly disclosed standards used by the Board of Directors in determining and disclosing independence of Directors, in each case as determined by the Board of Directors, (iii) whose election as a member of the Board of Directors would cause the Corporation to be in violation of these Bylaws, the Certificate, the rules and listing standards of any exchange upon which the Common Stock of the Corporation is listed, or any applicable state or federal law, rule or regulation, (iv) who is or has been, within the past three (3) years, an officer or director of a competitor, as defined in Section 8 of the Clayton Antitrust Act of 1914, (v) who is a named subject of a pending criminal proceeding (excluding traffic violations and other minor offenses) or has been convicted in such a criminal proceeding within the past ten (10) years or (vi) if such Stockholder Nominee or the Eligible Stockholder (or any member of any group of Stockholders that together is such Eligible Stockholder) nominating such Stockholder Nominee fails to comply with any of its obligations or breaches any of its representations made under or pursuant to these Bylaws.

 

(j)                                    Notwithstanding anything to the contrary set forth herein, the Board of Directors or the presiding officer of the annual meeting of the Stockholders shall declare a nomination of a Stockholder Nominee by an Eligible Stockholder to be invalid, and such nomination shall be disregarded notwithstanding that proxies in respect of the vote of Stockholders of such annual meeting may have been received by the Corporation, if (i) the Stockholder Nominee and/or the nominating Eligible Stockholder (or any member of any group of Stockholders that together is such Eligible Stockholder) shall have failed to comply with any of its or their obligations or breached any of its or their representations under or pursuant to these Bylaws, as determined by the Board of Directors or the presiding officer of the meeting; or (ii) the nominating Eligible Stockholder (or a qualified representative thereof) does not appear at the meeting of the Stockholders to present the nomination of such Stockholder Nominee pursuant to this Section 10.

 

(k)                                 Any Stockholder Nominee who is included in the Corporation’s proxy materials for a particular annual meeting of the Stockholders but either (i) withdraws from or becomes ineligible or unavailable for election at such annual meeting, or (ii) does not receive votes cast in favor of such Stockholder Nominee’s election equal to at least 25% of the number of shares of Common Stock voted in such election, will be ineligible to be a Stockholder Nominee pursuant to this Section 10 for the next two (2) annual meetings.  For the avoidance of doubt, this Section 10 shall not prevent any Stockholder from nominating any person to the Board of Directors pursuant to and in accordance with Section 9 of this Article 2.

 

Section 11.                                    Questionnaire, Representation and Agreement. To be eligible to be a nominee of any Stockholder for election or reelection as a Director, such proposed nominee must deliver (in accordance with the time periods prescribed for delivery of notice under this Article 2) to the Secretary at the principal executive offices of the Corporation a completed written questionnaire with respect to the background and qualification of such individual and the background of any other person on whose behalf, directly or indirectly, the nomination is being made (which questionnaire shall be provided by the Secretary upon written request), and a written representation and agreement (in the form provided by the Secretary upon written

 

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request) that such individual (a) is not and will not become a party to (i) any agreement, arrangement or understanding with, and has not given any commitment or assurance to, any person as to how such person, if elected as a Director, will act or vote on any issue or question (a “Voting Commitment”) that has not been disclosed to the Corporation, and (ii) any Voting Commitment that could limit or interfere with such individual’s ability to comply, if elected as a Director, with such individual’s fiduciary duties under applicable law, (b) in connection with such nominee’s candidacy for or services as Director, is not and will not become a party to any compensatory, payment or other financial agreement, arrangement or understanding with any person other than the Corporation, and has not and will not receive any such compensation or other payment from any person other than the Corporation, (c) in such individual’s personal capacity and on behalf of any person on whose behalf, directly or indirectly, the nomination is being made, would be in compliance, if elected as a Director, and will comply, with all applicable corporate governance, conflict of interest, confidentiality and stock ownership and trading policies and guidelines of the Corporation publicly disclosed from time to time, (d) consents to being named as a nominee and agrees to serve if elected as a Director, and (e) will abide by the requirements of Section 8 of Article 4.

 

ARTICLE 3 — BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

Section 1.                                           General Powers.  The business and affairs of the Corporation shall be managed by or under the direction of the Board of Directors.  In addition to the powers and authorities by these Bylaws expressly conferred upon it, the Board of Directors may exercise all such powers and do all such lawful acts and things as are not by statute or by the Certificate or by these Bylaws required to be exclusively exercised or done by the Stockholders.

 

Section 2.                                           Number, Term and Qualification.  The number, term and qualification of Directors of the Corporation shall be as provided in the Certificate.

 

Section 3.                                           Resignation and Removal.  Directors may be removed from office only for the reasons, if any, specified in the Certificate.  Any Director may resign at any time by giving notice in writing or by electronic transmission to the Chairman of the board, the Chief Executive Officer or the Secretary.  Such resignation shall be effective upon receipt unless it is specified to be effective at some other time or upon the occurrence of some other event, and, unless otherwise specified in such notice, the acceptance of such resignation shall not be necessary to make it effective.

 

Section 4.                                           Vacancies.  Vacancies occurring in the Board of Directors shall be filled only as provided in the Certificate.

 

ARTICLE 4 — MEETINGS OF DIRECTORS

 

Section 1.                                           Annual and Regular Meetings.  All annual and regular meetings of the Board of Directors shall be held at such places and times as determined by the Board of Directors in its discretion.

 

Section 2.                                           Special Meetings.  Special meetings of the Board of Directors shall be held at such places and times as determined by the Board of Directors in its discretion.

 

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Section 3.                                           Notice of Meetings.  Unless the Board of Directors by resolution determines otherwise in accordance with authority set forth in the Certificate, notice of any meeting of the Board of Directors shall be given to each Director at such person’s business or residence in writing by hand delivery, first-class or overnight mail or courier service, email or facsimile transmission, or orally by telephone.  If mailed by first-class mail, such notice shall be deemed adequately delivered when deposited in the United States mails so addressed, with postage thereon prepaid, at least five (5) days before such meeting.  If by overnight mail or courier service, such notice shall be deemed adequately delivered when delivered to the overnight mail or courier service company at least forty-eight (48) hours before such meeting.  If by email, facsimile transmission, telephone or by hand, such notice shall be deemed adequately delivered when the notice is transmitted at least twenty-four (24) hours before such meeting.  The Secretary shall give such notice of any meetings called by the Board of Directors by such means of communication as may be specified by the Board of Directors.

 

Section 4.                                           Quorum.  A majority of the Directors in office shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business at any meeting of the Board of Directors.

 

Section 5.                                           Manner of Acting.  A majority of Directors who are present at a meeting at which a quorum is present will constitute the required vote to effect any action taken by the Board of Directors.

 

Section 6.                                           Action Without Meeting.  Action required or permitted to be taken at a meeting of the Board of Directors may be taken without a meeting if the action is taken by all members of the Board of Directors.  The action must be evidenced by one or more written consents signed by each Director, or an electronic transmission given by each Director, describing the action taken, and included in the minutes or filed with the corporate records.  Action taken without a meeting is effective when the last Director signs the consent or gives an electronic transmission, unless the consent specifies a subsequent effective date.

 

Section 7.                                           Meeting by Communications Device.  The Board of Directors may permit Directors to participate in any meeting of the Board of Directors by, or conduct the meeting through the use of, any means of communication by which all Directors participating may simultaneously hear each other during the meeting.  A Director participating in a meeting by this means is deemed to be present in person at the meeting.

 

Section 8.                                           Required Vote for Directors.

 

(a)                                 Except as set forth below, election of Directors at all meetings of the Stockholders at which Directors are to be elected shall be by ballot, and, subject to the rights of the holders of any series of preferred shares to elect Directors under specified circumstances, a majority of the votes cast at any meeting for the election of Directors at which a quorum is present shall elect Directors.  For purposes of these Bylaws, a majority of votes cast shall mean that the number of shares voted “for” a Director’s election exceeds 50% of the number of votes cast with respect to that Director’s election.  Votes cast shall include direction to withhold authority in each case and exclude abstentions with respect to that Director’s election.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the event of a contested election of Directors, Directors shall be elected by the vote of a plurality of the votes cast at any meeting for the election of Directors at which a quorum is present.  For

 

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purposes of these Bylaws, a “contested election” shall mean any election of Directors in which the number of candidates for election as Directors exceeds the number of Directors to be elected, with the determination thereof being made by the Secretary as of the close of the applicable notice of nomination period set forth in Article 2, Section 9 of these Bylaws or under applicable law, based on whether one or more notice(s) of nomination were timely filed in accordance with Article 2, Section 9 of these Bylaws; provided, however, that the determination that an election is a contested election shall be determinative only as to the timeliness of a notice of nomination and not otherwise as to its validity.  If, prior to the time the Corporation mails its initial proxy statement in connection with such election of Directors, one or more notices of nomination are withdrawn such that the number of candidates for election as Director no longer exceeds the number of Directors to be elected, the election shall not be considered a contested election, but in all other cases, once an election is determined to be a contested election, Directors shall be elected by the vote of a plurality of the votes cast at any meeting for the election of Directors at which a quorum is present.

 

(b)                                 If a nominee for Director who is an incumbent Director is not elected and no successor has been elected at such meeting, the Director shall promptly tender his or her resignation to the Board of Directors.  The Nominating and Governance Committee shall make a recommendation to the Board of Directors as to whether to accept or reject the tendered resignation, or whether other action should be taken.  The Board of Directors shall act on the tendered resignation, taking into account the Nominating and Governance Committee’s recommendation, and publicly disclose (by a press release, a filing with the SEC or other broadly disseminated means of communication) its decision regarding the tendered resignation and the rationale behind the decision within ninety (90) days from the date of the certification of the election results.  The Nominating and Governance Committee in making its recommendation, and the Board of Directors in making its decision, may each consider any factors or other information that it considers appropriate and relevant.  The Director who tenders his or her resignation shall not participate in the recommendation of the Nominating and Governance Committee or the decision of the Board of Directors with respect to his or her resignation.  If such incumbent Director’s resignation is not accepted by the Board of Directors, such Director shall continue to serve until the next annual meeting and until his or her successor is duly elected, or his or her earlier death, resignation or removal.  If a Director’s resignation is accepted by the Board of Directors pursuant to these Bylaws, or if a nominee for Director is not elected and the nominee is not an incumbent Director, then the Board of Directors, in its sole discretion, may fill any resulting vacancy pursuant to the provisions of Article 3, Section 4 of these Bylaws or may decrease the size of the Board of Directors pursuant to the provisions of Article 3, Section 2 of these Bylaws.

 

ARTICLE 5 — COMMITTEES

 

Section 1.                                           Election and Powers.  The Board of Directors may appoint such committees with such members who shall have such powers and authority as may be determined by the Board of Directors as provided in the Certificate.  To the extent specified by the Board of Directors or in the Certificate, each committee shall have and may exercise the powers of the Board of Directors in the management of the business and affairs of the Corporation.

 

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Section 2.                                           Removal; Vacancies.  Unless the Board of Directors by resolution determines otherwise in accordance with authority specified in the Certificate, any member of a committee may be removed at any time exclusively by the Board of Directors with or without cause, and vacancies in the membership of a committee as a result of death, resignation, disqualification or removal shall be filled by a majority of the whole Board of Directors.  Unless the Board of Directors by resolution determines otherwise in accordance with authority specified in the Certificate, the Board of Directors may discharge any committee, either with or without cause, at any time.

 

Section 3.                                           Meetings.  The provisions of Article 4 governing meetings of the Board of Directors, action without meeting, notice, waiver of notice and quorum and voting requirements shall apply to the committees of the Board of Directors and its members to the extent not otherwise prescribed by the Board of Directors in the resolution authorizing the establishment of the committee.

 

Section 4.                                           Minutes.  Each committee shall keep minutes of its proceedings and shall report thereon to the Board of Directors at or before the next meeting of the Board of Directors.

 

Section 5.                                           Chairman.  The Chairman shall preside at meetings of the Board of Directors and the Stockholders and shall have such powers and perform such other duties as the Board of Directors may prescribe or as may be prescribed in these Bylaws.  The Board of Directors may, in its discretion, designate a Chairman as “Executive Chairman.” Such Executive Chairman shall have such powers and perform such other duties as the Board of Directors may prescribe or as may be prescribed for the Chairman in these Bylaws.

 

Section 6.                                           Vice Chairman.  The Vice Chairman shall have such powers and perform such duties as the Board of Directors or the Chairman (to the extent he or she is authorized by the Board of Directors to prescribe the authority and duties of other officers) may from time to time prescribe or as may be prescribed by these Bylaws.

 

ARTICLE 6 — OFFICERS

 

Section 1.                                           Titles.  The Board of Directors shall have the power and authority to elect from time to time such officers of the Corporation, including a President, a Chief Executive Officer, one or more Executive Vice Presidents, one or more Senior Vice Presidents, one or more Vice Presidents, a Chief Financial Officer, a General Counsel, a Controller, a Treasurer, a Secretary, one or more Assistant Controllers, one or more Assistant Treasurers, and one or more Assistant Secretaries, and such other officers as shall be deemed necessary or desirable from time to time.  The officers shall have the authority and perform the duties set forth herein or as from time to time may be prescribed by the Board of Directors.  Any two or more offices may be held by the same individual, but no officer may act in more than one capacity where action of two or more officers is required.

 

The officers of the Corporation may appoint one or more individuals to hold a title which includes Assistant or Deputy together with one of the officer titles indicated above.  An individual holding such title by virtue of being so appointed rather than by virtue of being elected

 

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to such position by the Board of Directors shall not be an officer of the Corporation for purposes of the Certificate or these Bylaws.

 

Section 2.                                           Election; Removal.  The officers of the Corporation may be elected by the Board of Directors and shall serve at the pleasure of the Board of Directors as specified at the time of their election, until their successors are elected and qualify, or until the earlier of their death, resignation or removal.  Any officer may be removed by the Board of Directors at any time with or without cause.

 

Section 3.                                           Compensation.  The compensation of the officers may be fixed by the Board of Directors or any duly authorized committee thereof.

 

Section 4.                                           General Powers of Officers.  Except as may be otherwise provided in these Bylaws or in the DGCL or by resolution of the Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer, the President, any Executive Vice President, any Senior Vice President, any Vice President, the Chief Financial Officer, the General Counsel, the Controller, the Treasurer, the Secretary, or any one of them, may (i) execute and deliver in the name of the Corporation, in the name of any division of the Corporation, or in both names, any agreement, contract, deed, instrument, power of attorney or other document pertaining to the business or affairs of the Corporation or any division of the Corporation, and (ii) delegate to any employee or agent the power to execute and deliver any such agreement, contract, deed, instrument, power of attorney or other document.

 

Section 5.                                           Chief Executive Officer.  The Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation shall report directly to the Board of Directors.  Except in such instances as the Board of Directors may confer powers in particular transactions upon any other officer, and subject to the control and direction of the Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer shall manage the business and affairs of the Corporation and shall communicate to the Board of Directors and any committee thereof reports, proposals and recommendations for their respective consideration or action.  He or she may do and perform all acts on behalf of the Corporation.

 

Section 6.                                           President.  The President shall have such powers and perform such duties as the Board of Directors and the Chief Executive Officer (to the extent he or she is authorized by the Board of Directors to prescribe the authority and duties of other officers) may from time to time prescribe or as may be prescribed by these Bylaws.

 

Section 7.                                           Executive Vice Presidents, Senior Vice Presidents and Vice Presidents.  The Executive Vice Presidents, Senior Vice Presidents and Vice Presidents shall have such powers and perform such duties as the Board of Directors or the Chief Executive Officer (to the extent he or she is authorized by the Board of Directors to prescribe the authority and duties of other officers) may from time to time prescribe or as may be prescribed by these Bylaws.

 

Section 8.                                           Chief Financial Officer.  The Chief Financial Officer shall have powers and perform such duties as the Board of Directors or the Chief Executive Officer (to the extent he or she is authorized by the Board of Directors to prescribe the authority and duties of other officers) may from time to time prescribe or as may be prescribed in these Bylaws.  The Chief Financial Officer shall present to the Board of Directors such balance sheets, income statements,

 

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budgets and other financial statements and reports as the Board of Directors or the Chief Executive Officer (to the extent he or she is authorized by the Board of Directors to prescribe the authority and duties of other officers) may require and shall perform such other duties as may be prescribed or assigned pursuant to these Bylaws and all other acts incident to the position of Chief Financial Officer.

 

Section 9.                                           Controller.  The Controller shall be responsible for the maintenance of adequate accounting records of all assets, liabilities, capital and transactions of the Corporation.  The Controller shall prepare such balance sheets, income statements, budgets and other financial statements and reports as the Board of Directors or the Chief Executive Officer or the Chief Financial Officer (to the extent they are authorized by the Board of Directors to prescribe the authority and duties of other officers) may require, and shall perform such other duties as may be prescribed or assigned pursuant to these Bylaws and all other acts incident to the position of Controller.

 

Section 10.                                    Treasurer.

 

(a)                                 The Treasurer shall have the care and custody of all funds and securities of the Corporation except as may be otherwise ordered by the Board of Directors, and shall cause such funds (i) to be invested or reinvested from time to time for the benefit of the Corporation as may be designated by the Board of Directors or by the Chairman, the Chief Executive Officer, the Vice Chairman, the President, the Chief Financial Officer or the Treasurer (to the extent they are authorized by the Board of Directors to make such designations), or (ii) to be deposited to the credit of the Corporation in such banks or depositories as may be designated by the Board of Directors or by the Chairman, the Chief Executive Officer, the President, the Chief Financial Officer or the Treasurer (to the extent they are authorized by the Board of Directors to make such designations), and shall cause such securities to be placed in safekeeping in such manner as may be designated by the Board of Directors or by the Chairman, the Chief Executive Officer, the President, the Chief Financial Officer or the Treasurer (to the extent they are authorized by the Board of Directors to make such designations).

 

(b)                                 The Treasurer or such other person or persons as may be designated for such purpose by the Board of Directors or by the Chairman, the Chief Executive Officer, the President, the Chief Financial Officer or the Treasurer (to the extent they are authorized by the Board of Directors to make such designations) may endorse in the name and on behalf of the Corporation all instruments for the payment of money, bills of lading, warehouse receipts, insurance policies and other commercial documents requiring such endorsement.

 

(c)                                  The Treasurer or such other person or persons as may be designated for such purpose by the Board of Directors or by the Chairman, the Chief Executive Officer, the President, the Chief Financial Officer or the Treasurer (to the extent they are authorized by the Board of Directors to make such designations), (i) may sign all receipts and vouchers for payments made to the Corporation; (ii) shall provide a statement of the cash account of the Corporation to the Board of Directors as often as it shall require the same; and (iii) shall enter regularly in the books to be kept for that purpose full and accurate account of all moneys received and paid on account of the Corporation and of all securities received and delivered by the Corporation.

 

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(d)                                 The Treasurer shall perform such other duties as may be prescribed or assigned pursuant to these Bylaws and all other acts incident to the position of Treasurer.

 

Section 11.                                    Secretary.  The Secretary shall keep the minutes of all meetings of the Stockholders, the Board of Directors and the committees of the Board of Directors.  The Secretary shall cause to be prepared and maintained (i) at the office of the Corporation a share ledger containing the names and addresses of all Stockholders and the number of shares held by each, and (ii) any list of the Stockholders required by law to be prepared for any meeting of the Stockholders.  The Secretary shall be responsible for the custody of all share books and of all unissued share certificates.  The Secretary shall be the custodian of the seal of the Corporation.  The Secretary shall affix or cause to be affixed the seal of the Corporation, and when so affixed may attest the same and shall perform such other duties as may be prescribed or assigned pursuant to these Bylaws and all other acts incident to the position of Secretary.

 

Section 12.                                    Voting upon Securities.  Unless otherwise ordered by the Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer, the President, any Executive Vice President, any Senior Vice President or any Vice President shall have full power and authority on behalf of the Corporation to attend, act and vote at meetings of the security holders of any entity in which the Corporation may hold securities, and at such meetings shall possess and may exercise any and all rights and powers incident to the ownership of such securities and which, as the owner, the Corporation might have possessed and exercised if present.  The Board of Directors may by resolution from time to time confer such power and authority upon any person or persons.

 

Section 13.                                    Continuing Determination by Board.  All powers and duties of the officers shall be subject to a continuing determination by the Board of Directors.

 

ARTICLE 7 — CAPITAL STOCK

 

Section 1.                                           Certificates.  The interest of each Stockholder may be evidenced by certificates for shares of stock in such form as the appropriate officers of the Corporation may from time to time prescribe or be uncertificated.  The name and address of the persons to whom shares of capital stock of the Corporation are issued, with the number of shares and date of issue, shall be entered on the share transfer records of the Corporation.  Certificates for shares of the capital stock of the Corporation shall be in such form not inconsistent with the Certificate as shall be approved by the Board of Directors.  Each certificate shall be signed (either manually or by facsimile) by (a) the Chairman, the Chief Executive Officer, the President or any Vice President, and by the Secretary, any Assistant Secretary, the Treasurer or any Assistant Treasurer or (b) any two (2) officers designated by the Board of Directors.  Each certificate may be sealed with the seal of the Corporation or facsimile thereof.

 

Section 2.                                           Transfer of Shares.

 

(a)                                 The shares of the capital stock of the Corporation shall be transferred on the books of the Corporation, in the case of certificated shares of stock, by the holder thereof in person or by such person’s attorney duly authorized in writing, upon surrender for cancellation of certificates for at least the same number of shares, with an assignment and power of transfer endorsed thereon or attached thereto, duly executed, with such proof of the authenticity of the

 

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signature as the Corporation or its agents may reasonably require; and, in the case of uncertificated shares of stock, upon receipt of proper transfer instructions from the registered holder of the shares or by such person’s attorney duly authorized in writing, and upon compliance with appropriate procedures for transferring shares in uncertificated form.  No transfer of shares shall be valid as against the Corporation for any purpose until it shall have been entered in the share records of the Corporation by an entry showing from and to whom transferred.

 

(b)                                 The share certificates shall be signed, countersigned and registered in such manner as the Board of Directors may by resolution prescribe, which resolution may permit all or any of the signatures on such certificates to be in facsimile.  In case any officer, transfer agent or registrar who has signed or whose facsimile signature has been placed upon a certificate has ceased to be such officer, transfer agent or registrar before such certificate is issued, it may be issued by the Corporation with the same effect as if such person were such officer, transfer agent or registrar at the date of issue.

 

(c)                                  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in these Bylaws, at all times that the Corporation’s shares are listed on a stock exchange, the shares of capital stock of the Corporation shall comply with all direct registration system eligibility requirements established by such exchange, including any requirement that shares of the Corporation’s capital stock be eligible for issue in book-entry form.  All issuances and transfers of shares of the Corporation’s capital stock shall be entered on the books of the Corporation with all information necessary to comply with such direct registration system eligibility requirements, including the name and address of the person to whom the shares are issued, the number of shares issued and the date of issue.  The Board of Directors shall have the power and authority to make such rules and regulations as it may deem necessary or proper concerning the issue, transfer and registration of shares of stock of the Corporation in both the certificated and uncertificated form.

 

Section 3.                                           Transfer Agent and Registrar.  The Board of Directors may appoint one or more transfer agents and one or more registrars of transfers and may require all share certificates to be signed or countersigned by the transfer agent and registered by the registrar.

 

Section 4.                                           Regulations.  The Board of Directors may make such rules and regulations as it deems expedient concerning the issue, transfer and registration of shares of capital stock of the Corporation.

 

Section 5.                                           Fixing Record Date.  For the purpose of determining the Stockholders entitled to notice of or to vote at any meeting of the Stockholders, or entitled to receive payment of any dividend, or in order to make a determination of the Stockholders for any other purpose, the Board of Directors may fix in advance a date as the record date for the determination of Stockholders.  The record date shall not be more than sixty (60) days before the meeting or action requiring a determination of Stockholders.  A determination of the Stockholders entitled to notice of or to vote at a Stockholders’ meeting shall be effective for any adjournment of the meeting unless the Board of Directors fixes a new record date, which it shall do if the meeting is adjourned to a date more than one hundred twenty (120) days after the date fixed for the original meeting.  If no record date is fixed for the determination of Stockholders, the record date shall be

 

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the day the notice of the meeting is mailed or the day the action requiring a determination of Stockholders is taken.

 

Section 6.                                           Lost Certificates.  In case of loss, theft, mutilation or destruction of any certificate evidencing shares of the capital stock of the Corporation, another may be issued in its place upon proof of such loss, theft, mutilation or destruction and upon the giving of an indemnity or other undertaking to the Corporation in such form and in such sum as the Board of Directors may direct.

 

ARTICLE 8 — GENERAL PROVISIONS

 

Section 1.                                           Dividends and Other Distributions.  The Board of Directors may from time to time declare and the Corporation may pay dividends or make other distributions with respect to its outstanding shares in the manner and upon the terms and conditions provided by law.

 

Section 2.                                           Seal.  The seal of the Corporation shall be any form approved from time to time by the Board of Directors.

 

Section 3.                                           Waiver of Notice.  Whenever notice is required to be given to a Stockholder, Director or other person under the provisions of these Bylaws, the Certificate or applicable statute, a waiver in writing signed by, or an electronic transmission given by, the person or persons entitled to the notice, whether before or after the date and time stated in the notice, and delivered to the Corporation, shall be equivalent to giving the notice.

 

Section 4.                                           Depositaries.  The Chairman, the Chief Executive Officer, the President, the Chief Financial Officer and the Treasurer are each authorized to designate depositaries for the funds of the Corporation deposited in its name or that of a division of the Corporation, or both, and the signatories with respect thereto in each case, and from time to time, to change such depositaries and signatories, with the same force and effect as if each such depository and the signatories with respect thereto and changes therein had been specifically designated or authorized by the Board of Directors; and each depositary designated by the Board of Directors or by the Chairman, the Chief Executive Officer, the President, the Chief Financial Officer or the Treasurer shall be entitled to rely upon the certificate of the Secretary or any Assistant Secretary of the Corporation setting forth the fact of such designation and of the appointment of the officers of the Corporation or of other persons who are to be signatories with respect to the withdrawal of funds deposited with such depositary, or from time to time the fact of any change in any depositary or in the signatories with respect thereto.

 

Section 5.                                           Signatories.  Unless otherwise designated by the Board of Directors or by the Chairman, the Chief Executive Officer, the President, the Chief Financial Officer or the Treasurer, all notes, drafts, checks, acceptances and orders for the payment of money shall be (a) signed by the Treasurer or any Assistant Treasurer, and (b) countersigned by the Controller or any Assistant Controller, or either signed or countersigned by the Chairman, the Chief Executive Officer, the Vice Chairman, the President, any Executive Vice President, any Senior Vice President or any Vice President in lieu of either the officers designated in (a) or the officers designated in (b) of this Section 5.

 

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Section 6.                                           Proxies.  Unless otherwise provided for by a resolution of the Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer, or any Vice President or Secretary or Assistant Secretary designated by the Board of Directors, may from time to time appoint an attorney or attorneys or agent or agents of the Corporation to cast, in the name and on behalf of the Corporation, the votes which the Corporation may be entitled to cast as the holder of stock or other securities in any other corporation, any of whose stock or other securities may be held by the Corporation, at meetings of the holders of the stock or other securities of such other corporation or to consent in writing, in the name of the Corporation as such holder, to any action by such other corporation, and may instruct the person or persons so appointed as to the manner of casting such votes or giving such consent, and may execute or cause to be executed in the name and on behalf of the Corporation and under its corporate seal, or otherwise, all such written proxies or other instruments as he may deem necessary or proper in the premises.

 

Section 7.                                           Fiscal Year.  The fiscal year of the Corporation shall be fixed by the Board of Directors.

 

Section 8.                                           Amendments.  Except as may be otherwise provided in the DGCL, these Bylaws may be amended or repealed by the Board of Directors, including any Bylaw adopted, amended, or repealed by the Stockholders generally.  These Bylaws may be amended or repealed by the Stockholders even though the Bylaws may also be amended or repealed by the Board of Directors.

 

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Exhibit 10.1

 

MASTER LICENSE AGREEMENT

 

Dated [           ], 2016

 

Between

 

YUM! RESTAURANTS ASIA PTE. LTD.

 

And

 

YUM RESTAURANTS CONSULTING (SHANGHAI) COMPANY LIMITED

 



 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

 

Page

 

 

 

1.

DEFINED TERMS

2

 

 

 

2.

GRANT OF LICENSE AND UNDERTAKING TO DEVELOP

8

 

 

 

3.

FEES, PAYMENTS AND REQUIRED EXPENDITURES

11

 

 

 

4.

OWNERSHIP, USE, PROTECTION AND SUBSTITUTION OF IP

13

 

 

 

5.

QUALITY ASSURANCE AND BRAND STANDARDS

19

 

 

 

6.

SUBLICENSES

22

 

 

 

7.

LEGAL COMPLIANCE

24

 

 

 

8.

RECORDKEEPING AND REPORTING

25

 

 

 

9.

CONFIDENTIALITY

26

 

 

 

10.

NON-COMPETITION

26

 

 

 

11.

INDEMNIFICATION AND INSURANCE

27

 

 

 

12.

ASSIGNMENT

28

 

 

 

13.

TERM AND RENEWAL

29

 

 

 

14.

BREACH

29

 

 

 

15.

ADDITIONAL REMEDIES

33

 

 

 

16.

POST-TERM OBLIGATIONS

34

 

 

 

17.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION

35

 

 

 

18.

REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES

37

 

 

 

19.

GENERAL PROVISIONS

38

 

EXHIBITS

 

 

 

 

 

Exhibit A

Brands and Brand Owners

Exhibit A-1

Taco Bell Brand Development Initiative

Exhibit B

Categories and Sources of Brand Standards

Exhibit C

Cross Licensed IP

Exhibit D

Licensor Purchase Right Procedures

Exhibit E

Guaranty

 

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MASTER LICENSE AGREEMENT

 

THIS MASTER LICENSE AGREEMENT (this “Agreement”) is made and entered into this [   ] day of [       ], 2016 (the “Effective Date”) by and between Yum! Restaurants Asia Pte. Ltd., a private limited company organized and existing under the laws of Singapore, having its offices at 99 Bukit Timah Road, #06-00, Singapore 229835 as “master licensee” (for purposes of this Agreement, “Licensor”), and Yum Restaurants Consulting (Shanghai) Company Limited, a company organized under the laws of the People’s Republic of China, having its offices at 16/F Two Grand Gateway, 3 Hongqiao Road, Shanghai, the People’s Republic of China as “master sublicensee” (for purposes of this Agreement, “Licensee”).  Licensor and Licensee are sometimes referred to in this Agreement individually as a “Party” and collectively as the “Parties”.

 

RECITALS

 

A.                                   Prior to the Effective Date, the business division of Yum! Brands, Inc. (“Yum”), known as Yum! Restaurants China (“YumChina”), has been primarily responsible for the conduct of the Brand Restaurant Businesses within the People’s Republic of China (the “PRC”), and YumChina, by virtue of its status as a business division of Yum and the various International Franchise Agreements entered into from time to time, has been entitled to use certain trademarks and other IP of Yum and its Subsidiaries in connection with such business activities.

 

B.                                   Prior to or on the Effective Date, the businesses and assets of, and the Subsidiaries of Yum included in, YumChina will be contributed, assigned, transferred, conveyed and delivered to Yum China Holdings, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“SpinCo”) and on or about the Effective Date, Yum will distribute to its stockholders the shares of SpinCo owned by Yum, making SpinCo a separate public company, independent from Yum.

 

C.                                   In connection with such contribution, assignment, transfer, conveyance, delivery and distribution, the Parties desire to enter into a license of and to certain trademarks and other IP of Yum and its remaining Subsidiaries, as further described in this Agreement, in order for SpinCo and its Subsidiaries to continue the operation of the Brand Restaurant Businesses in the Territory.

 

D.                                   Licensor is a wholly-owned indirect Subsidiary of Yum and has the right to license the trademarks and other IP of Yum and its Subsidiaries necessary for SpinCo and its Subsidiaries to continue to operate the Brand Restaurant Businesses in the Territory; Licensee is a wholly-owned indirect Subsidiary of SpinCo and the entity through which SpinCo intends to continue to operate the Brand Restaurant Businesses in the Territory from and after the Effective Date.

 

E.                                    SpinCo shall guarantee the obligations of Licensee under this Agreement by executing the form of Guaranty set forth in Exhibit E.

 

F.                                     The Parties desire that the scope of the license granted pursuant to this Agreement will include trademarks and other IP of Yum and its Subsidiaries used by YumChina in the conduct of the Brand Restaurant Businesses prior to the Effective Date, and will also include, as expressly set out in this Agreement, certain additional trademarks and other IP of Yum and its Subsidiaries that may come into existence after the Effective Date and during the Term.

 

In consideration of the foregoing and the mutual covenants and consideration set forth herein, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, Licensor and Licensee agree as follows:

 



 

1.                                     DEFINED TERMS As used in this Agreement, the following terms have the meanings set forth below. Additional terms used in this Agreement are defined as they appear in the body of this Agreement and are referenced in the chart at the end of this Section.

 

Additional Brandsmeans any brand, other than the Brands, that Licensor may, in the future, develop, own or control and for which there exists a branded Restaurant System.

 

Affiliate” means, with respect to any named person or entity, any other person or entity controlling, controlled by, or under common control with the named person or entity.  As used in this Agreement, unless expressly noted otherwise, each applicable Affiliate of Licensor after giving effect to the separation of YumChina from Yum shall be deemed as included in the definition of Licensor for each provision where Licensor is granting rights pursuant to the terms and conditions hereof or where Licensor is acknowledged or agreed to be the owner of IP.

 

Annual Strategic Plan” means Licensee’s annual plan for the Brands in the Territory during the upcoming calendar year.  Topics for the Annual Strategic Plan should include:  (i) material changes to existing Brand Standards or Brand Products; (ii) an overview of proposed advertising and marketing programs for each Brand; (iii) development plans for new Restaurants; (iv) an overview of third party sublicensing for the Brands; (v) any recommendations or proposals from Licensee regarding New Business Opportunities and/or Additional Brands, subject to Section 2.4 (and in each case, the terms upon which it may, in Licensor’s sole discretion, be licensed to Licensee); and (vi) Licensee’s progress with respect to the Taco Bell Brand Development Initiative..

 

Anti-Terrorism Laws” means Executive Order 13224 issued by the President of the U.S., the Terrorism Sanctions Regulations (Title 31, Part 595 of the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations), the Foreign Terrorist Organizations Sanctions Regulations (Title 31, Part 597 of the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations), the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (Title 31, Part 515 of the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations), the USA PATRIOT Act, and all other present and future laws, policies, lists and any other requirements of any Governmental Authority (including the United States Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control and any government agency outside the U.S.) addressing or in any way relating to terrorist acts and/or acts of war.

 

Benchmark Year” means each calendar year immediately preceding the corresponding Measurement Period. To illustrate, the first Benchmark Year is January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016 (corresponding to the first Measurement Period of January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2021) and the second Benchmark Year is January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017 (corresponding to the second Measurement Period of January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2022).

 

Brand” means individually each, and “Brands” means collectively all, of the branded Restaurant Systems identified in Exhibit A, and which are primarily known by their respective brand and business names (“Brand Names”) currently known separately as “KFC” (or “Kentucky Fried Chicken”), “Pizza Hut” including its icon, “the Red Roof”, and “Taco Bell” including its icon, “the Bell” (including the Mandarin language equivalents and derivatives thereof).

 

Brand Business IP” means the IP, other than the Core Brand IP, used in connection with the conduct of the Brand Restaurant Businesses.

 

Brand Owners” means the entities that own the Brands as set forth in Exhibit A.

 

Brand Restaurant Businesses” means the full range of business activities performed in the licensing and/or operation of businesses conducted through Restaurants, including all the related

 

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development, promotional, and support activities.  “Brand Restaurant Business” means any of the Brand Restaurant Businesses relating to a Brand.

 

Brand Standards” means the standards, specifications and requirements for the commercial use of the Brand System IP in the conduct of the Brand Restaurant Businesses and in the development and operation of the Restaurants under the Brands (including Brand Trademark usage, maintenance and registration standards; food safety and other quality assurance processes; governance protocols; and Restaurant design, inspection and maintenance processes) as established by Licensor, all subject to updating and amendment, from time to time, as specified in Section 5.3.  Exhibit B includes a list of categories of Brand Standards and the source of each.

 

Brand System IPmeans the collection of IP of Yum and its Subsidiaries used in connection with the conduct of the Brand Restaurant Businesses, comprised of the Core Brand IP, together with that portion of the Brand Business IP existing as of the Effective Date.

 

Business Days” means all days that are not weekends or national holidays under the laws of the country in which the Party obligated to make the referenced payment, give the referenced notice, exercise the referenced right, or perform the referenced obligation resides.

 

Change of Control” of Licensee or SpinCo means the occurrence of one or more of the following events:

 

(1)                                Licensee ceases to be a wholly-owned direct or indirect subsidiary of SpinCo;

 

(2)                                any direct or indirect, voluntary or involuntary, sale, lease, assignment, conveyance, gift, pledge, mortgage, encumbrance or other transfer (in one transaction or a series of related transactions) of all or substantially all of the assets of Licensee or SpinCo, determined together with its Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis, or a material portion of such assets related to any of the Brands, to any person or entity that is a Competitor or to any group of related persons or entities (as the term group is interpreted for purposes of Section 13(d) of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (a “Group”)) where any member of such Group is a Competitor;

 

(3)                                the consummation of any plan of merger, consolidation, share exchange, tender offer or combination (any such transaction, a “Business Combination”) directly or indirectly involving Licensee or SpinCo and any Competitor;

 

(4)                                any person, entity or Group, alone or together with its Affiliates, is the beneficial owner, directly or indirectly, of capital stock or other securities of SpinCo representing twenty percent (20%) or more of SpinCo’s then outstanding common stock or twenty percent (20%) or more of SpinCo’s then outstanding capital stock or other securities having general voting rights and such person or entity, or any member of such Group, is a Competitor; or

 

(5)                                any person, entity or Group, alone or together with its Affiliates, has the power, directly or indirectly, to direct the business, management, operations or policies of Licensee or SpinCo, whether through the ownership of voting securities, by contract or otherwise, and such person or entity, or any member of such Group, is a Competitor.

 

Competing Business” means (a) any business that offers for sale as a principal food product for consumption by consumers any food product (including pizza, pasta, ready-to-eat chicken and Mexican-style food) that is substantially similar to any of the Brand Products and any business that grants franchises, licenses or similar arrangements to others to operate such a business (as used in this definition, a product is a “principal food product” if the sale of such product generates more than twenty percent (20%) of all product revenues of the business either in the Territory or in the world) and (b) the following

 

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businesses:  McDonald’s, Domino’s Pizza, Papa John’s Pizza, Chick-fil-A, Dicos, Little Caesars Pizza, Burger King, Chipotle, Subway, Olive Garden Italian Kitchen, and Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen.  Licensor may reasonably update the list of Competing Businesses in (b) to reflect changes in Competing Businesses, but not more than once each calendar year during the Term, and provided, that no update which adds a new Competing Business shall be deemed to prohibit an interest in such Competing Business that pre-dates such update.

 

Competitor” means a person or entity that is directly or indirectly Engaged in a Competing Business or is an Affiliate of a person or entity that is directly or indirectly Engaged in a Competing Business. In this context “Engaged” or “Engages” means to engage in, maintain, operate, assist, be occupied or associated with, have any financial or beneficial interest in, or otherwise participate in a specified business or activity, whether as an owner, stockholder, member, partner, lender, director, manager, officer or employee, licensor, advisor or consultant, or otherwise.

 

Confidential Information” means trade secrets, know-how, and other proprietary knowledge or confidential information of a Party and its Affiliates, including (i) with respect to Licensor and its Affiliates, the Brand System IP and all confidential knowledge and information concerning the Restaurant Systems operating under the Brands or necessary or useful to the development or operation of Restaurants, including technology, designs, concepts, ideas, information, formulas, recipes, studies, plans, reports, analyses, compilations, strategies, programs, data, methods, techniques or processes regarding each Brand’s services, products, methods of doing business, markets, customer data, profits, sales, or other financial information that derives independent economic value, actual or potential, from not being generally known to the public or to other persons who can obtain economic value from its disclosure or use, and (ii) with respect to Licensee and its Affiliates, all confidential information related to its operation of the Brand Restaurant Businesses (other than information constituting Confidential Information of Licensor). Confidential Information does not include information which: (i) the non-disclosing Party can demonstrate became known to the Party by proper means before the disclosure thereof by the disclosing Party or its Affiliates, (ii) at or after the time of such disclosure, had become or later becomes a part of the public domain other than in breach of this Agreement or any Sublicense, or (iii) the non-disclosing Party receives through proper publication or communication from an independent third party having the right to disclose the same.

 

Core Brand IP” means the following IP of Yum and its Subsidiaries, including, for periods prior to the Effective Date, Subsidiaries of Yum which subsequently become Subsidiaries of SpinCo: (i) the “Brand Trademarks”, which are comprised of the Brand Names, and versions thereof, incorporating all or a portion of a Brand Name, together with all trademarks, service marks, trade names, domain names, logos, commercial symbols and all other source indicators and other similar rights, whether registered or unregistered, authorized by Licensor now and in the future for use in connection with the conduct of the Brand Restaurant Businesses; (ii) the “Brand Marketing Materials”, which are comprised of all the advertising, marketing, promotional and public relations materials in every medium, used directly or indirectly to promote the Brand Restaurant Businesses; (iii) the “Brand Products”, which are comprised of all products (and associated know-how, including recipes, cooking methods and restaurant equipment modifications or customizations developed or commissioned for the production of products) and services authorized for sale or promotion at Restaurants; and (iv) the “Brand Restaurant Designs”, which are comprised of the prototypical architectural plans, designs, layouts, design concepts, drawings and specifications for Restaurants. Core Brand IP includes Future Core IP.

 

Customer Data” means (i) any information or data  identifying, describing, concerning or generated by prospective, actual or past customers, website visitors or other social media contacts of any of the Brand Restaurant Businesses operating in the Territory, including all other customer information in any database, regardless of the source thereof, and (ii) any information or data related to any of the foregoing (including customer lists, reports, forms, methodologies, segmentations and statistical data,

 

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whether individually or in the aggregate). For the purpose of this Agreement, Customer Data shall include only information or data that has been collected, generated, or used by a Brand Restaurant Business.  The term “Customer Data” shall not include any customer information or data, including general market or customer insight research, that is generated, collected, or used by the Licensee for purposes other than as described in the preceding sentence, above.

 

Future Brand Business IP” means Brand Business IP, other than the Brand System IP, that is developed or acquired by Licensee or any of its Affiliates or any of the Sublicensees after the Effective Date for use in the conduct of the Brand Restaurant Businesses and that is an extension, derivative or new version of existing Brand System IP or is useable in the commercialization of the Core Brand IP.

 

Future Core IP” means additional IP of the types described in clauses (i) through (iv) in the definition of Core Brand IP for use in the conduct of the Brand Restaurant Businesses that is modified, developed or acquired after the Effective Date.

 

Good Standing” means that Licensee is in full compliance with all of its obligations under Applicable Laws, this Agreement, and each other agreement between Licensee and Licensor or any of its Affiliates (including all payment obligations), that each of Licensee’s Affiliates is in full compliance with all of its obligations under Applicable Laws, each Sublicense and each agreement between such Affiliate and Licensor or any of its Affiliates, and that all such obligations have been satisfied on a timely basis.

 

Governmental Authority” means any national, federal, provincial, state, county, municipal or local governmental and quasi-governmental agency, commission or authority, including any taxing authority.

 

IP” means all trademarks, service marks, trade dress, look and feel rights, copyrights, database rights, patents, trade secrets, domain names, know-how, show-how and proprietary information and Confidential Information, tangible and intangible, including all legally cognizable versions of any such intellectual property such as derivative works, colorable imitations, extensions, modifications, improvements, derivations, adaptations, localizations, translations, transliterations, or compilations of any kind.

 

Lists” means the lists prepared by the U.S. government identifying those persons with whom U.S. parties are prohibited from doing business, including, and as they may change from time to time: (i) the Specially Designated Nationals List (http://www.treas.gov/offices/enforcement/ofac/sdn/sdnlist.txt); (ii) Executive Order 13324 (http://www.treasury.gov/offices/enforcement/ofac/programs/ terror/terror.pdf); (iii) Executive Order 13382 (http://www.state.gov/t/isn/c22080.htm); and (iv) Executive Order 12938 (http://www.state.gov/t/isn/c15233.htm).

 

Measurement Period” means each rolling five (5) calendar year period throughout the Term, beginning January 1, 2017. To illustrate, the first Measurement Period is January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2021 and the second Measurement Period is January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2022.

 

Prime Rate” shall mean the rate that Bloomberg displays as “Prime Rate by Country United States” at http://www.bloomberg.com/quote/PRIME:IND or on a Bloomberg terminal at PRIMBB Index or, in the absence of Bloomberg displaying such rate, such other rate as Licensor may reasonably determine as the equivalent rate.

 

Restaurant” means each of the retail restaurant facilities that is primarily identified by a Brand Name and/or uses Brand System IP and that conducts the offer and sale of authorized products and services through dine-in, carry-out, catering, delivery, kiosk, on-line methods of distribution, centralized

 

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kitchens/commissaries, and such other methods of distribution as the Parties may mutually agree, including the offer of premiums, and all other related promotional activities (but does not include the sale of any products for resale).

 

Restaurant System” means the collection of procedures, policies, standards, specifications and other distinguishing elements, created or acquired in connection with the development and operation of a restaurant concept, but expressly excluding any test concept.

 

Sublicense” means any agreement between Licensee and any Affiliate or third party (including any development agreement, trademark license contract or franchise agreement), granting such Affiliate or third party the right to operate one or more Restaurants under the applicable Brand in the Territory, including the Existing Sublicenses and the Future Sublicenses.  Each Sublicense must be Brand-specific.

 

Sublicensee” means any Affiliate of Licensee or any third party that is or becomes a party to an Existing Sublicense or a Future Sublicense.

 

Sublicensee Change of Control” means, as to any Sublicensee, the occurrence of one or more of the following events:

 

(1)                               any direct or indirect, voluntary or involuntary, sale, lease, assignment, conveyance, gift, pledge, mortgage, encumbrance or other transfer (in one transaction or a series of related transactions) of all or substantially all of the assets of such Sublicensee, determined together with its Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis, or a material portion of such assets related to any of the Brands, to any person or entity that is a Competitor or to any Group where any member of such Group is a Competitor;

 

(2)                               the consummation of any Business Combination directly or indirectly involving such Sublicensee and any Competitor;

 

(3)                               any person, entity or Group, alone or together with its Affiliates, is the beneficial owner, directly or indirectly, of capital stock or other securities of such Sublicensee representing twenty percent (20%) or more of such Sublicensee’s then outstanding common stock (or other equity ownership interests) or twenty percent (20%) or more of such Sublicensee’s then outstanding capital stock or other securities having general voting rights and such person or entity, or any member of such Group, is a Competitor; or

 

(4)                               any person, entity or Group, alone or together with its Affiliates, has the power, directly or indirectly, to direct the business, management, operations or policies of such Sublicensee, whether through the ownership of voting securities, by contract or otherwise, and such person or entity, or any member of such Group, is a Competitor.

 

Subsidiary” means with respect to any entity, any corporation, limited liability company, joint venture, partnership or other entity, of which such first entity (a) beneficially owns, either directly or indirectly, more than 50% of (i) the total combined voting power of all classes of voting securities, (ii) the total combined equity interests, or (iii) the capital or profit interests, or (b) otherwise has the power to vote, either directly or indirectly, sufficient securities to elect a majority of the board of directors or similar governing body.

 

Taco Bell Brand Development Initiative” means the specific development initiative for the Taco Bell Brand in the Territory set forth in Exhibit A-1, as such exhibit may be supplemented over time by agreement of the Parties in connection with the Annual Strategic Consultation, taking into consideration

 

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new Taco Bell Restaurant development in comparable markets, projected Taco Bell Brand growth, the market environment and demand for the Taco Bell Brand in the Territory, and current Taco Bell performance in the Territory.

 

Tax Matters Agreement” means the Tax Matters Agreement to be entered into by and between Yum and SpinCo in connection with the separation of YumChina from Yum and the distribution to Yum’s stockholders of the shares of SpinCo owned by Yum.

 

Taxes” means all taxes (including value added taxes), levies, imposts, duties, charges or fees, in each case in the nature of a tax and imposed by any Governmental Authority, whether collected by withholding or otherwise, and any interest, additions to tax or penalties applicable thereto.

 

Territory” means the PRC, as geographically constituted on the Effective Date, excluding Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Macau Special Administrative Region and Taiwan.

 

Term” means, collectively, the “Initial Term” and any “Renewal Term” as described in Sections 13.1 and 13.2.

 

Transfer” means to sell, assign, convey, give away, pledge, mortgage, grant a security interest in or lien against, license, or otherwise transfer or encumber, or any sale, assignment, conveyance, gift, pledge, mortgage, grant of security interest, lien, license, or other transfer or encumbrance.

 

The following terms are defined in the referenced Section, paragraph, or Recital of this Agreement:

 

Defined Term

 

Section

Administered Rules

 

17.3

Advertising Assessment

 

3.2

Agreement

 

Preamble

Annual Strategic Consultation

 

5.4

Appeal Procedure

 

17.3.7

Applicable Laws

 

7.1

Arbitration Request

 

17.3

Assigned Payments

 

6.1.2

Bank

 

14.1.6.B

Clearance Activities

 

4.3.1

CPR

 

17.2.2

Cross Licensed IP

 

4.1.1

Effective Date

 

Preamble

Enforcement Activities

 

4.3.1

Existing Sublicenses

 

6.1

Future Sublicenses

 

6.2

Governmental Approvals

 

6.3.5

Grace Period

 

3.4.1

Gross Revenue

 

3.1

Indemnitees

 

11.1

Initial Term

 

13.1

Late Payment

 

14.1.6.B

Letter of Credit

 

14.1.6.B

Licensee

 

Preamble

 

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Licensee Releasing Parties

 

4.1.2.B

Licensor

 

Preamble

Licensor Purchase Right

 

15.4.5

Licensor Released Parties

 

4.1.2.B

New Business Opportunity

 

2.4

Non-Restated Sublicense

 

6.1

Original Award

 

17.3.7

Party(ies)

 

Preamble

Payment Default

 

14.1.6.A

Payment Dispute Notice

 

14.1.6.C

PRC

 

Recital A

Registration Activities

 

4.3.1

Renewal Term

 

13.2

Restated Sublicense

 

6.1

ROFR Agreement

 

2.4.1

ROFR Notice

 

2.4.1

SGM Breach

 

2.1.3.A

SGM Calculation Statement

 

2.1.3.A

SGM Report

 

2.1.3.A

Sales Growth Metric

 

2.1.3

Secured Amount

 

14.1.6.B

SpinCo

 

Recital B

Transaction Tax

 

3.5.3

Underpayment

 

14.1.6.B

Yum

 

Recital A

YumChina

 

Recital A

 

2.                                     GRANT OF LICENSE AND UNDERTAKING TO DEVELOP

 

2.1                              Grant of IP Licenses.  Licensor hereby grants Licensee the exclusive right and license, and Licensee hereby assumes the obligation, to use the Brand System IP to operate Brand Restaurant Businesses in the Territory, inclusive of the right to sublicense the Brand System IP needed in order to operate the Restaurants to Sublicensees under Sublicenses for the sole purpose of operating Restaurants in the Territory, provided that, except for Licensee’s right to operate a limited number of Restaurants for test purposes in compliance with the terms of the form Sublicense as if Licensee were the Sublicensee and Licensor were the Sublicensor under such Sublicense, (i) Restaurants may be operated only by Sublicensees under Sublicenses; and (ii) only those Affiliates of Licensee that are Sublicensees have the right to use the Brand System IP and then only in compliance with the applicable Sublicense.

 

2.1.1                    The license granted hereunder is separable as to each of the Brands, as identified by each separate Brand Name used to identify each of the Brand Restaurant Businesses, and the license for each Brand and the associated Brand System IP may be separately assigned, modified, renewed, terminated and enforced by Licensor, in all cases subject to the terms herein.

 

2.1.2                    Licensee shall use its commercially reasonable best efforts to increase the revenues of the Brand Restaurant Businesses during the Term.

 

2.1.3                    Without limitation of Section 2.1.2, subject to Sections 2.1.3.A, through 2.1.3.E, Licensee shall cause the average annual Gross Revenue for each Brand Restaurant Business for

 

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each Measurement Period to exceed the Gross Revenue of such Brand Restaurant Business for the applicable Benchmark Year (“Sales Growth Metric”).

 

A.                                   Within sixty (60) days after the beginning of each calendar year during the Term, Licensee shall calculate the average annual Gross Revenue for the relevant Measurement Period and the Gross Revenue for the relevant Benchmark Year for each Brand Restaurant Business and prepare and deliver to Licensor a written statement setting forth in reasonable detail its determination of the average annual Gross Revenue for the relevant Measurement Period and the Gross Revenue for the relevant Benchmark Year with respect to each Brand Restaurant Business (each, an “SGM Calculation Statement”).  In the event Licensee’s SGM Calculation Statement indicates a Brand Restaurant Business has failed to meet the Sales Growth Metric (an “SGM Breach”), Licensee may include with the SGM Calculation Statement a report setting forth specific factors, if any, beyond its reasonable control as the predominant cause for such SGM Breach (the “SGM Report”).

 

B.                                   Without limitation of Licensor’s rights under Section 8.3, Licensor and its representatives shall have the right to inspect Licensee’s books and records with respect to each Brand Restaurant Business, upon reasonable prior notice to Licensee and for purposes reasonably related to the verification of the SGM Calculation Statement, the SGM Report, if any, and any additional information relating to the Sales Growth Metric.

 

C.                                   In the event the SGM Calculation Statement indicates that the Sales Growth Metric has been satisfied and Licensor agrees with the SGM Calculation Statement, Licensor shall provide written notice to Licensee confirming that the Sales Growth Metric has been satisfied for that particular Measurement Period within thirty (30) days after receipt of the SGM Calculation Statement.

 

D.                                   In the event an SGM Breach has occurred and Licensee has not included an SGM Report with the SGM Calculation Statement, Licensor shall provide written notice to Licensee confirming such SGM Breach within thirty (30) days after receipt of the SGM Calculation Statement.  Failure to submit an SGM Report with the SGM Calculation Statement shall be deemed a waiver of Licensee’s right to submit an SGM Report for the relevant Measurement Period.

 

E.                                    In the event an SGM Breach has occurred and Licensee has included an SGM Report with the SGM Calculation Statement, Licensor shall consider the SGM Report in good faith, while also taking into account factors within Licensee’s control, such as Licensee’s use of free cash and the amount of capital investments for Brand development, judged on both an historical and competitive basis.  If Licensor, in its reasonable discretion, determines that the SGM Breach was predominantly caused by factors beyond Licensee’s reasonable control, Licensor shall waive the SGM Breach with respect to the relevant Brand Restaurant Business and shall provide written notice to Licensee so indicating within thirty (30) days after receipt of the SGM Calculation Statement.  If Licensor, in its reasonable discretion, determines that the SGM Breach was not predominantly caused by factors beyond Licensee’s reasonable control, Licensor shall provide written notice to Licensee confirming that an SGM Breach has occurred within thirty (30) days after receipt of the SGM Calculation Statement.

 

In the event of two (2) consecutive SGM Breaches for a Brand Restaurant Business, Licensor shall be entitled to exercise its rights under Section 15.4.4.

 

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2.2                              Territorial Protections.  During the Term and provided that Licensee and its Affiliates remain in Good Standing (including in compliance with Sections 2.1.2 and 2.1.3), Licensor shall not establish or operate, or grant any other person or entity the right to establish or operate, a Brand Restaurant Business in the Territory or any rights to use the Brand System IP in Restaurants in the Territory.

 

2.3                              Licensor’s Reserved Rights.  Licensee acknowledges and agrees that this Agreement grants Licensee only the right to operate the Brand Restaurant Businesses in the Territory during the Term. Licensor and its Affiliates have and retain all rights not granted to Licensee under this Agreement and may, without notice to Licensee: (a) establish and operate, or grant any person or entity the right to establish and operate, Brand Restaurant Businesses, and use the Brand System IP, outside the Territory or after the Term, and (b) engage in any business in the Territory provided the conduct of the business is not in conflict with the provisions of Section 2.2 and Section 2.4.

 

2.4                              Licensee’s Rights of First Refusal.  Notwithstanding Section 2.3, if during the Term, (i) Licensor proposes to engage, directly or indirectly, in any business in the Territory unrelated to the Brand Restaurant Businesses but utilizing all or any part of the Core Brand IP (a “New Business Opportunity”), or (ii) Licensor develops or acquires an Additional Brand, then Licensor shall offer Licensee a right of first refusal in accordance with this Section 2.4.

 

2.4.1                    Within a reasonable period of time following the occurrence of an event described in Section 2.4.(i) or (ii) (regardless of whether Licensor proposes to act on a unilateral voluntary basis or in response to an approach or offer from a third party) and subject to the conditions in Section 2.4.2, Licensor shall notify Licensee in writing of the New Business Opportunity or the Additional Brand (the “ROFR Notice”). The ROFR Notice will offer Licensee the first opportunity, on an exclusive basis, to negotiate rights to the New Business Opportunity or the Additional Brand in the Territory. Licensee shall accept or reject the offer to negotiate in writing within thirty (30) days following the date of the ROFR Notice. Licensee’s failure to accept or reject the offer in writing within the stated time period shall be deemed to be a rejection of the offer. If Licensee accepts the offer to negotiate rights to the New Business Opportunity or the Additional Brand in the Territory, Licensor and Licensee will negotiate the applicable business terms on an exclusive basis for a period of ninety (90) days following the date of Licensee’s written acceptance notice, any such terms to be evidenced by a separate agreement between the Parties or their designees (a “ROFR Agreement”). If the Parties have not entered into a ROFR Agreement for the New Business Opportunity or Additional Brand within the ninety (90) day exclusivity period, then, unless the Parties mutually agree in writing to extend the exclusive negotiation period before the expiration of such exclusivity period, Licensee’s rights with respect to the New Business Opportunity or Additional Brand in the Territory shall terminate and Licensor shall have the right directly, or indirectly through its Affiliates or third parties, to operate the New Business Opportunity or Additional Brand in the Territory, without any further obligation to Licensee.

 

2.4.2                    Licensee’s right of first refusal shall be applicable: (i) only during such time that Licensee and its Affiliates are in Good Standing; (ii) on terms and conditions no less favorable to Licensee than those then offered by Licensor to other third parties, excluding, however (but, nonetheless, fully disclosing to Licensee on a timely basis for its overall appraisal) any one time “development incentives,” such as for market entry, new units, test concepts or other forms of growth initiatives which may be offered, from time to time, for limited periods less than the full term of the applicable franchise or license grant; and (iii) with respect to any Additional Brand, only after the business of the Additional Brand is deemed by Licensor, using its reasonable

 

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judgment, to be tested and fully operational.  In the event Licensee believes Licensor has failed to provide the ROFR Notice in a timely manner, Licensee’s sole remedy shall be to provide written notice to Licensor of such alleged failure.  For the convenience of the Parties, the Parties will endeavor to discuss any applicable right of first refusal primarily during the Annual Strategic Consultation.

 

3.                                     FEES, PAYMENTS AND REQUIRED EXPENDITURES

 

3.1                              Royalty.  In consideration for the license granted under Section 2.1, Licensee shall pay to Licensor a continuing royalty fee in an amount equal to three percent (3%) of the Gross Revenue of any kind derived from the operation of the Restaurants in the Territory. For purposes of this Agreement, the term “Gross Revenue” shall mean the total of all cash or other payments (including the fair value of an exchange and all payments by check, credit, or charge account, regardless of whether the checks, credits, or charge accounts are ultimately paid) paid or payable at the Restaurant level for the sale or use of any products, goods, or services that are sold at or from any Restaurant in the Territory, excluding value added taxes and governmental surcharges imposed with respect to such sales by Governmental Authorities, and then only if the amount of such value added taxes or governmental surcharges is taken into account in the selling price and is actually paid to the appropriate Governmental Authority (for this purpose, treating value added taxes validly offset against input credits as actually paid to the appropriate Governmental Authority).  Royalty fee payments are due on the fifteenth (15th) day of the month with respect to Gross Revenue during the preceding month and, unless otherwise agreed by Licensor, are payable by Licensee to Licensor regardless of collection or non-collection by Licensee from the Sublicensees.

 

3.2                              Required Advertising Expenditures. Annually, during the Term, Licensee shall collect and spend all Advertising Assessments to market, advertise and promote each of the Brands in the Territory in accordance with the Advertising and Marketing Standards set out in the Brand Standards; provided, that up to one percent (1%) of the Gross Revenue may be spent for Restaurant asset upgrades, menu board upgrades, directional signage, premiums, and limited-time offer discount promotion subsidies lasting for twelve (12) weeks or less.  Licensee may allocate the Advertising Assessment between national and local store marketing and advertising initiatives and activities in its reasonable discretion.  For purposes of this Agreement, “Advertising Assessment” means a minimum advertising fee or contribution under each Sublicense in an amount equal to four percent (4%) of Gross Revenue (including the one percent (1%) of Gross Revenue that may be spent for Restaurant asset upgrades, menu board upgrades, directional signage, premiums, and limited-time offer discount promotion subsidies lasting for twelve (12) weeks or less).  The Parties acknowledge and agree that the nature of advertising is evolving and will continue to evolve during the Term.  Therefore, upon request by either Party, the other Party will consider in good faith prospective adjustments to the Advertising Assessment, taking into consideration Brand sales, competitor marketing spend rates and trends, and marketing effectiveness (e.g., the availability of other channels or platforms of marketing promotion, such as social media and digital advertising, that may provide for reduced cost and equal or greater consumer reach and conversion) and the resulting impact on sales growth.

 

3.3                              Other Payments.  In addition to the royalty fees described in Section 3.1, Licensee shall pay to Licensor and to Licensor’s Affiliates and to all third party suppliers promptly when due all other fees, charges and reimbursable amounts payable under this Agreement or other agreements between Licensee and Licensor, Licensor’s Affiliates, or such third party suppliers.  Such payments shall be made at such times and in such manner as may be specified in this Agreement or such other agreements and, in the absence of any specified time and manner of payment, as invoiced.

 

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3.4                             Payment Terms; Currency.  All payments made by Licensee to Licensor under this Agreement shall be sent by electronic wire transfer of immediately available funds to the account designated by Licensor in writing from time to time.

 

3.4.1                    Any payment not actually received within five (5) days after the date on which such payment was due (“Grace Period”) shall accrue interest at a rate per annum equal to the Prime Rate plus three percent (3%) or the maximum rate permitted by Applicable Laws, whichever is less, from the end of the Grace Period until paid.  Such interest charges are in addition to any other remedies available to Licensor.  Additionally, during the first year of the Term, the Grace Period shall be extended to ten (10) days.

 

3.4.2                   Licensee shall not be entitled to withhold payments due to Licensor or its Affiliates on grounds of alleged nonperformance by Licensor or its Affiliates, nor shall Licensee be entitled to set off any amounts that may be owed by Licensor or any of its Affiliates to Licensee or any of its Affiliates against amounts owed by Licensee or any of its Affiliates to Licensor or any of its Affiliates under this Agreement. Notwithstanding any designation Licensee might make, Licensor has sole discretion to apply any of Licensee’s payments to any of Licensee’s past due indebtedness to Licensor or its Affiliates.  Licensor has the right to set off any amounts Licensee owes to Licensor or any of Licensor’s Affiliates against any amounts Licensor or any of its Affiliates may owe to Licensee or any of Licensee’s Affiliates.

 

3.4.3                   All amounts payable to Licensor under this Agreement shall be paid in Chinese Yuan Renminbi (RMB).

 

3.4.4                   If any Governmental Authority with jurisdiction over any of the Brand Restaurant Businesses or the Parties imposes restrictions on the transfer of funds or currencies to places outside the Territory and such restrictions result in Licensor not receiving payments in accordance with this Agreement in a timely fashion, Licensee shall cooperate with Licensor and use commercially reasonable efforts to effect such payments in a timely fashion by the transfer of funds in alternate currencies as Licensor may designate and/or the funding of such payments from sources outside the Territory, to the extent legally permissible.  If, after thirty (30) days, such efforts fail to result in full payment to Licensor, then Licensor shall have the right at any time thereafter to the extent legally permissible to direct the deposit of any or all payments (including accumulated amounts) required hereunder into such accounts in the Territory as Licensor may designate.  Nothing herein shall relieve Licensee from the obligation to pay to Licensor the amounts due hereunder.

 

3.5                             Taxes.  Licensee shall promptly pay when due all Taxes levied or assessed against Licensee by any Governmental Authority.

 

3.5.1                     Any and all payments by Licensee to Licensor pursuant to this Agreement shall be made without deduction or withholding for any Taxes, except as required by Applicable Laws.  If Applicable Laws require Taxes to be withheld or deducted from any payment to Licensor pursuant to this Agreement, Licensee shall withhold or deduct and pay to the applicable Governmental Authority the amount required to be withheld or deducted and shall promptly deliver to Licensor, at least annually or as otherwise reasonably requested by Licensor, receipts and tax forms issued by the applicable Governmental Authority showing that all Taxes were properly withheld or deducted and remitted in compliance with Applicable Laws.  Without limiting the foregoing, Licensee shall cooperate with Licensor in any manner Licensor reasonably requires to facilitate Licensor in its efforts to obtain applicable tax credits based on such

 

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withholdings or deductions, or to obtain any reduction in the amount of such withholding or deduction.

 

3.5.2                     Except as otherwise provided in the Tax Matters Agreement, in the event of any bona fide dispute between Licensee or any of its Affiliates and any Governmental Authority as to liability for Taxes assessed, Licensee or such Affiliate may contest the validity or the amount of the Tax in accordance with procedures of the Governmental Authority or Applicable Laws; provided, however, that, to the extent within the control of Licensee, in no event shall Licensee or such Affiliate permit a tax sale or seizure by levy of execution or similar writ or warrant, or attachment by a creditor, to occur against the premises of any Restaurant, any improvements thereon, or any assets of Licensee or such Affiliate that are part of the Brand Restaurant Businesses or contain the Brand Trademarks.

 

3.5.3                   Licensee bears sole and exclusive responsibility for the reporting, withholding and payment of all Taxes imposed upon it by any jurisdiction, including the responsibility to report to the applicable Governmental Authorities any payment made to Licensor to the extent required by Applicable Laws.  The Parties acknowledge that Licensee may be responsible now or in the future to collect and remit sales tax, use tax, excise tax, withholding income tax, value added tax, franchise fee tax, governmental surcharges, stamp tax or consumer tax (“Transaction Tax”) with respect to payments made by Licensee to Licensor pursuant to Section 3.1.  Any such Transaction Taxes shall be borne by Licensor and such amounts shall not be added to any amounts payable by Licensee pursuant to Section 3.1.

 

3.5.4                    If Licensee receives any refund or credit in respect of any Taxes withheld or deducted from, or any Transaction Tax paid by Licensor in respect of, any payment made to Licensor pursuant to this Agreement, Licensee shall promptly pay to Licensor an amount equal to the amount of such refund or credit, net of all out-of-pocket expenses (including Taxes) of Licensee with respect to the receipt of such refund or credit.  For purposes of this Section 3.5.4, Licensee’s ordinary course application of a value added tax credit against value added tax withheld from any payment made to Licensor pursuant this Agreement shall not be treated as a credit received by Licensee, provided, however, that any credit against value added tax obtained by Licensee as a result of a redetermination of the amount of value added tax due with respect to any such payment to Licensor shall be treated as a credit received by Licensee and payable to Licensor pursuant to this Section 3.5.4.

 

4.                                     OWNERSHIP, USE, PROTECTION AND SUBSTITUTION OF IP

 

4.1                             Ownership.  Licensee represents and warrants to Licensor that, prior to the Effective Date, Licensee and YumChina have provided to Licensor and Yum all agreements and other documents relating to any and all Brand System IP licensed, used, or owned (or purported to be owned) by YumChina, SpinCo or any of their Affiliates, including Licensee.  Licensor hereby represents that the scope of the license for the Brand System IP is expressly designed to include the IP of Yum and its Subsidiaries used to operate the Brand Restaurant Businesses in the Territory prior to the Effective Date, primarily under the direct management of and supervision of YumChina.  To the extent any ambiguity exists in this Agreement concerning the scope of the license grant to the Brand System IP, this representation shall assist the Parties in determining the proper interpretation.  As between Licensor and its Affiliates (as determined upon or after consummation of the separation of YumChina from Yum), on the one hand, and Licensee and its Affiliates and the Sublicensees (as determined upon or after consummation of the separation of YumChina from Yum), on the other hand, Licensee agrees (for itself and on behalf of its Affiliates and the Sublicensees) that the Brand System IP is, and shall remain, the sole property of Licensor.  Licensor and Licensee (for itself and on behalf of its Affiliates and the

 

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Sublicensees) further agree that any modification, development or acquisition of the IP of Yum and its Subsidiaries occurring prior to the Effective Date by or for Licensee or any of its Affiliates or any of the Sublicensees, whether by itself or in conjunction with Licensor or third parties, shall be deemed to have been commissioned by and for the benefit of Licensor, and Licensee has done or shall do at Licensor’s request, all acts (including execution and delivery to Licensor of any and all such documentation) required in order to evidence, secure or perfect the vesting in Licensor of all rights, title and interest in and to such IP or any other Brand System IP or to otherwise give full effect to this Section 4.1 and shall cause its Affiliates and the Sublicensees and, to the extent commercially reasonable, its contractors and other third parties, to do so.  The Parties hereby acknowledge and agree to the existence and sufficiency of consideration for the foregoing commissioning arrangements; such consideration including the right of YumChina to use certain IP of Yum and its Subsidiaries in connection with YumChina’s business activities prior to the Effective Date. Nothing contained in this Agreement is, or shall be construed as, an assignment of any of the Brand System IP to Licensee or any other person or entity or as a grant to Licensee or any other person or entity of any right, title, or interest in or to any of the Brand System IP except for the express license granted to Licensee to use the Brand System IP under Section 2.1. Except for such license, Licensee acquires no right, title or interest in any of the Brand System IP or any associated past, present or future goodwill, all of which will inure solely to the benefit of Licensor and the Brand Owners.

 

4.1.1                    Licensee represents and warrants to Licensor that, prior to the Effective Date, YumChina has not licensed or authorized the use of any of the Brand System IP by any person or entity other than Sublicensees under the Existing Sublicenses, and has only issued cross licensing rights for some of the Brand System IP to certain businesses of YumChina as set forth in Exhibit C (the “Cross Licensed IP”).  During the Term, Licensee shall not provide any further cross licensing rights and shall cause the cross licensing rights to the current Cross Licensed IP to terminate within three (3) years after the Effective Date at Licensee’s sole cost and expense and shall provide Licensor evidence of such termination(s) satisfactory to Licensor.

 

4.1.2                    Other than as set forth in this Section 4.1, Licensee acknowledges and agrees that, to the extent permitted by Applicable Laws, the Brand System IP is being licensed “as-is” and without any further representations or warranties by Licensor or any of its Affiliates, including regarding the status, strength, validity, or enforceability of any of the Brand System IP in the Territory (including the status, strength, validity, or enforceability of any registrations or applications to register the Brand Trademarks or any other Brand System IP in the Territory).  Licensee further acknowledges and agrees that:

 

A.                                   Licensee shall not make any demand, assert any claim, or file any action against Licensor or any of its Affiliates (and that neither Licensor nor any of its Affiliates has any obligation to indemnify Licensee or any of its Affiliates or the Sublicensees for liability or damages) arising out of or in connection with the use by Licensee or any Sublicensee of the Brand System IP in the Territory, including demands, claims or actions (or liability or damages) based on the actual or threatened cancellations of Brand System IP registrations or refusals to register any of the Brand System IP by any Governmental Authority and any third party demands or claims related to the Brand System IP.

 

B.                                   As of the Effective Date, Licensee, for itself and on behalf of all other persons and entities acting on its behalf or claiming under it (collectively, the “Licensee Releasing Parties”), hereby irrevocably and unconditionally releases, acquits and forever discharges Licensor, its Affiliates and their respective owners, predecessors, successors, assigns, agents, directors, officers, employees, representatives, attorneys, parents and Subsidiaries, past and present, and all persons acting by, through, under or in concert with

 

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them or any of them (collectively “Licensor Released Parties”), from all actions, causes of action, suits, debts, liens, obligations, promises, liabilities, claims, rights, demands, damages, controversies, losses, costs, and expenses (including attorneys’ fees and costs actually incurred), known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected, fixed or contingent, which they now have, own, hold, claim to have, claim to own, or claim to hold, or at any time heretofore had, owned, held, claimed to have, claimed to own, or claimed to hold against each or any of the Licensor Released Parties arising out of or related to the Brand System IP or any use thereof.

 

C.                                   Without limiting the foregoing acknowledgements, agreements and release, Licensee agrees that the maximum possible remedy to which Licensee and its Affiliates and the Sublicensees may be entitled as a result of (i) any loss or impairment of the Brand System IP (including the Brand Trademarks) in the Territory or (ii) any breach by Licensor of any express or implied warranties related to the Brand System IP, including any technology/technical secrets, patents, or software, is for Licensor to authorize a replacement for the affected Brand System IP, and Licensee expressly acknowledges and agrees that Licensee’s obligations under this Agreement, including its obligation to pay the royalty fees and other amounts due under this Agreement, shall not be relieved, limited, or otherwise modified as a result of any loss or change in the status or value of any of the Brand System IP in the Territory, including losses or changes attributable to actions by Governmental Authorities or third party claims. Licensor also has the right to replace any Brand System IP (including any Brand Trademark) that, in Licensor’s belief, is or may be subject to a claim or determination that Licensor has no right to license such Brand System IP under this Agreement, or that such Brand System IP is or may be cancelled or its use by Licensee prohibited in the Territory, or that such Brand System IP is or may be subject to any ownership or rights challenge or any infringement allegation or action.  Without limiting or altering the provisions set forth above, Licensee may request a review, during the Annual Strategic Consultation, of recent, material adverse changes in the Brand System IP where Licensee believes other types of remedies are more suitable, which suggestions Licensor shall consider and decide, in its sole discretion.

 

4.1.3                    This Agreement expressly contemplates that Licensee (or any of its Affiliates and any of the Sublicensees) may, subsequent to the Effective Date and during the Term and in accordance with the terms hereof and the Brand Standards, develop or acquire Future Core IP and Future Brand Business IP.

 

A.                                   Licensor shall solely own all Future Core IP (and, for the avoidance of doubt, Licensor and Licensee (for itself and on behalf of its Affiliates and the Sublicensees) agree that any modification, development or acquisition of Future Core IP by or for Licensee or any of its Affiliates or any of the Sublicensees, whether by itself or in conjunction with Licensor or third parties, shall be deemed to be commissioned by and for the benefit of Licensor, subject, however, to the right of use by Licensee during the Term for the purposes and in the manner provided in this Agreement). Licensee shall inform Licensor in writing of any such modification, development or acquisition of  Future Core IP.  Licensee shall assign, transfer, and convey, and hereby assigns, transfers, and conveys, to Licensor all rights, title, and interest of Licensee in or to any Future Core IP modified, developed or acquired by or for Licensee and otherwise waives and/or releases all rights of restraint and moral rights therein and thereto, without compensation, recognizing that any Future Core IP modified, developed or acquired by or for Licensee shall simultaneously and by operation of law be included in the Brand System IP licensed

 

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hereunder.  Licensee shall also cause its Affiliates and the Sublicensees and, to the extent commercially reasonable and consistent with the Brand Standards, cause its contractors and other third parties, to assign, transfer, and convey all such rights, title, and interest in and to Future Core IP that may be modified, developed or acquired by or for those parties to Licensor (or its designated Affiliate).  Licensee shall do all acts and execute and deliver to Licensor any and all such documentation required in order to evidence, secure or perfect the vesting in Licensor of all rights, title and interest in and to the Future Core IP or to otherwise give full effect to this Section 4.1.3 and shall cause its Affiliates and the Sublicensees and, to the extent commercially reasonable, its contractors and other third parties, to do so.  If and to the extent any such assignment is determined to be invalid or unenforceable, Licensee hereby grants (and shall cause its Affiliates and the Sublicensees and, to the extent commercially reasonable and consistent with the Brand Standards, its contractors and other third parties to grant) to Licensor (or its designated Affiliate) an exclusive, worldwide, transferable, assignable, sublicensable, irrevocable, perpetual, non-terminable, royalty-free license in and to such Future Core IP.  Neither Licensee nor any of its Affiliates, employees, contractors, or Sublicensees or any other third parties will be entitled to, or have any right or claim against Licensor or the Brand Owners or their respective Affiliates for, any royalty, fee, charge, compensation, or other payment or value of any kind for or in connection with any of the foregoing assignments, transfers, conveyances, or licenses or Licensor’s or any of its Affiliates’ use, utilization, commercialization, license, transfer, or exercise of any right in any such Future Core IP.

 

B.                                   Licensee shall solely own all Future Brand Business IP; provided, that in consideration of the rights granted herein and in order to maintain and enhance Brand integrity and avoid Brand divergence, Licensee hereby grants (and shall cause its Affiliates and the Sublicensees and, to the extent commercially reasonable and consistent with the Brand Standards, its contractors and other third parties to grant) to Licensor a non-exclusive, worldwide (other than in the Territory during the Term), transferable, assignable, irrevocable, perpetual, non-terminable, royalty-free right and license to use any such Future Brand Business IP and to sublicense the use of any such Future Brand Business IP to Licensor’s Affiliates and their licensees and franchisees operating under the Brands.  Upon Licensor’s request, Licensee shall reasonably cooperate with Licensor to effectuate this right and license (including executing all documents reasonably required by Licensor).

 

C.                                   The Parties hereby acknowledge and agree to the existence and sufficiency of consideration for the foregoing commissioning arrangements, assignment, transfer, and conveyance, or license, to Licensor; such consideration including the license to Licensee of the Core Brand IP which may come into existence after the Effective Date and during the Term.

 

4.1.4                    The parties acknowledge that Customer Data is derived, developed, accumulated and used directly through and in connection with Licensee’s use of the Brand System IP, and as such, represents an essential element of the goodwill associated with the Brand System IP and the Brand Trademarks necessary to the operation of the Brand Restaurant Businesses.  Accordingly, in consideration of the foregoing and subject to the limitations in this Section, Licensee (for itself and on behalf of its Affiliates) hereby grants Licensor and each of its Affiliates an unencumbered right to access and use, and a perpetual and sublicensable license in and to, the Customer Data.  Licensor’s right to access, use and sublicense the Customer Data may only be exercised: (i) in accordance with Applicable Laws; (ii) following the expiration, non-renewal, termination, or other winding-down of this Agreement or any Brand license granted hereunder; and (iii) in

 

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connection with the continued operation of the Brand (or Brands) from which the Customer Data was obtained and compiled; provided that in the event of any material breach of this Agreement by Licensee, Licensor and its Affiliates may have the right of access, only, to the Customer Data upon written notice to Licensee, whereupon, Licensee shall provide Licensor with access to the Customer Data of the Brand (or Brands) concerned and/or derivatives thereof, according to such protocols as may be reasonably established for such purpose and set forth in Brand Standards.  For the avoidance of doubt, Licensor may not use any Customer Data in connection with any restaurant system other than the Brand (or Brands) concerned.

 

4.2                              Use. Licensee shall, and shall cause all of the Sublicensees to, use the Brand System IP only as authorized by this Agreement and in accordance with the Brand Standards. Without limitation of the foregoing, Licensee agrees that, during and after the Term, Licensee shall not, and shall cause all the Sublicensees not to:

 

4.2.1                    Engage, directly or indirectly, in any conduct that would dilute, infringe upon, harm, prejudice, bring into disrepute, or interfere with the validity, ownership or enforceability of the rights of Licensor or any of its Affiliates in any of the Brand System IP or the associated goodwill, including any use of the Brand Trademarks in a derogatory, negative, or other inappropriate manner;

 

4.2.2                    Contest the rights of Licensor or any of its Affiliates in any of the Brand System IP or the associated goodwill;

 

4.2.3                    Take, or omit to take, any action that in any way would reflect adversely on, or injure or threaten to injure or diminish the name, image or reputation of, Licensor or any of its Affiliates, the Brand Names, the Brand Trademarks or other Brand System IP, including any action that may invalidate or jeopardize registration of any of the Brand Trademarks or other Brand System IP; or

 

4.2.4                    Take or continue any action which Licensee (or any of the Sublicensees) knows or has reason to know would result in or cause a boycott of any Brand, Brand Product, Licensor, any of the Brand Trademarks, or any product or service bearing or associated with the Brand Trademarks. Notwithstanding the foregoing sentence, in the event any action taken or continued by Licensee or any of the Sublicensees results, or threatens to result, in any such injury, Licensee shall promptly take, and cause all of the Sublicensees to take, all steps necessary to avoid or stop the occurrence of such injury.

 

4.3                             Trademarks.

 

4.3.1                 Subject to Licensor’s rights and obligations set forth in this Section 4.3 and in Section 4.5, Licensee shall, in accordance with the Trademark Maintenance and Registration Standards set out in the Brand Standards and at Licensee’s expense, conduct the following activities in the Territory with respect to the Brand Trademarks (including those covered by Future Core IP but excluding any Brand Name): (i) select and clear the Brand Trademarks, providing to Licensor or its designee contemporaneous clearance reports and legal opinions in the English language and advising Licensor or its designee when a cleared Brand Trademark may be submitted for registration (collectively, “Clearance Activities”), and (ii) take any and all reasonable actions to police and defend the Brand Trademarks, including issuing any cease and desist demand, filing and prosecuting any administrative action and/or taking legal action, against any infringer or misappropriator, or reasonably suspected infringer or misappropriator, of any of the Brand Trademarks (collectively, “Enforcement Activities”).  Notwithstanding the foregoing,

 

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Licensor shall, in accordance with the Trademark Maintenance and Registration Standards set out in the Brand Standards and at Licensor’s expense, conduct the following activities in the Territory with respect to the Brand Trademarks (including those covered by Future Core IP and including any Brand Trademark containing a Brand Name): (a) review and, after consultation with Licensee, approve or disapprove any Brand Trademark prior to its use, and (b) in the name of Licensor or its designee, apply for, prosecute the application for, register and maintain the registration of, the Brand Trademarks (“Registration Activities”). In addition, Licensor shall, at Licensor’s expense: (x) conduct any and all Clearance Activities with respect to a Brand Trademark that is a Brand Name, (y) join any Enforcement Activities by Licensee under this Section 4.3.1 as necessary under Applicable Laws in the Territory to conduct such Enforcement Activities, and (z) have the right to monitor and participate in (and by written notice to Licensee, assume management or control of) any Clearance Activities and Enforcement Activities conducted by Licensee (or a part thereof, as decided by Licensor in its sole discretion). Licensee shall otherwise not engage in any Clearance Activities, Registration Activities or Enforcement Activities, or assist or be involved in any way with another’s Clearance Activities, Registration Activities or Enforcement Activities, except if and to the extent expressly requested or approved in advance in writing by Licensor to Licensee. To the extent that any trademark license agreements or registered user agreements indicating the right of Licensee or any Sublicensee to use the Brand Trademarks in the Territory, or any confirmation or documentation related thereto, are required to be registered or recorded with any Governmental Authority, Licensee shall promptly file such documentation as provided or approved by Licensor and be responsible for the associated costs.

 

4.3.2                    Licensee shall provide Licensor written notice, as set out in the Brand Standards, of any Brand Trademarks constituting Future Core IP (including changes in color or font or the translation of any of the Brand Trademarks into the local language). Licensee expressly agrees that it shall not use, and shall not permit the Sublicensees to use, any Brand Trademark within the category of Future Core IP (including any such Brand Trademark that includes a Brand Name) until it is approved by Licensor according to the procedures set out in the Brand Standards. Licensee further agrees that it shall not, and shall cause its Affiliates and Sublicensees not to, modify any Brand Trademark that includes a Brand Name until such modification is approved by Licensor according to the procedures set out in the Brand Standards. Without limitation of the foregoing, Licensee further expressly acknowledges and agrees that Licensor shall have sole discretion whether or not to approve any newly created or modified Brand Trademark that includes a Brand Name.

 

4.4                             Copyrights and Patents. Licensee acknowledges and agrees that, as between Licensee and its Affiliates and the Sublicensees, on the one hand, and Licensor and its Affiliates, on the other hand, Licensor and its Affiliates own all patents, patent applications, copyrights and other intellectual property and industrial property rights in and to all materials including or evidencing any Brand System IP.  Licensee shall use, and shall cause the Sublicensees to use, proper copyright, patent, and other proprietary notices in accordance with Applicable Laws in the Territory in connection with all such materials. The provisions in Section 4.3.1 regarding Enforcement Activities shall apply to all such Brand System IP materials, including the copyrights, patent rights, and other intellectual property and industrial property rights contained therein. To the extent it is customary and advisable, to register the copyrights and/or patent rights contained in the Brand System IP materials, Licensee shall have the right, at its expense and upon advance written notice to Licensor or its designee, to conduct Registration Activities for such copyrights and patents, acknowledging its agreement that such Registration Activities shall reflect, and shall not alter, the ownership rights set forth herein.

 

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4.5                              Protection. Without limiting Section 4.3.1, Licensee shall (and shall cause its Affiliates and the Sublicensees to) assist Licensor in the protection and defense of the Brand Trademarks and other Brand System IP, including preventing the use of the Brand Trademarks or other Brand System IP by any unauthorized persons, that in the sole judgment of Licensor may be necessary or desirable under any Applicable Law. Licensee shall promptly notify Licensor of any use or infringement of the Brand Trademarks or other Brand System IP of which Licensee or any of its Affiliates or the Sublicensees become aware or any challenge or claim arising out of the use of any Brand Trademark or other Brand System IP by Licensee or the Sublicensees. Except to the extent Licensee will conduct any Enforcement Activities in accordance with Section 4.3.1, Licensor shall control all Enforcement Activities and any litigation and other proceeding related to any challenge to Licensee’s or any Sublicensee’s use of the Brand Trademarks or other Brand System IP (specifically including all Enforcement Activities with respect to any Brand Name), or the use or ownership of any of the Brand Trademarks or other Brand System IP by Licensor or any of its Affiliates. Except to the extent Licensee controls any Enforcement Activities under Section 4.3.1, Licensor shall have the right to determine whether and what Enforcement Activities will be instituted, prosecuted or settled, the terms of settlement and whether any other action will be taken and may prosecute any claims or suits in its own name or join Licensee as a party thereto.  Licensee shall be responsible for the fees and expenses of any Enforcement Activities by Licensee under Section 4.3.1.  Licensor shall be responsible for the fees and expenses with any Enforcement Activities under this Section 4.5, unless the challenge or claim results from misuse of the Brand Trademarks or other Brand System IP by Licensee or any Sublicensee in violation of this Agreement or any of the Sublicenses, in which case Licensee shall reimburse Licensor and the Brand Owners for their respective fees and expenses (including legal fees and expenses).  Upon Licensor’s request, Licensee shall, and shall cause all of the Sublicensees to, promptly execute any summary or shortened agreement reflecting the licenses and rights under this Agreement, any confirmation of such licenses or rights, and any other document, and provide any other reasonable assistance to implement the provisions of this Agreement or as deemed necessary for compliance with Applicable Laws in the Territory, and to assist Licensor with any Registration Activities and any Enforcement Activities, all without compensation and without any right to any portion of amounts collected by Licensor in connection therewith, save and except that, in the event Licensor collects a monetary award, Licensor shall reimburse Licensee’s costs and expenses incurred in connection with such assistance, pro rata with Licensor’s costs and expenses, from such award. Licensee and its Affiliates and the Sublicensees shall not have any rights against Licensor or any of its Affiliates or for damages or other remedy by reason of the failure to prosecute any alleged infringements or imitations by others of any of the Brand Trademarks or for allegedly unauthorized third party use of any of the Brand System IP.

 

4.6                              Substitution. Licensor reserves the right to add to, change or modify the Brand System IP, including the right to substitute different Brand Trademarks at any time. Upon receipt of written notice from Licensor to add, change, modify or substitute any of the Brand System IP (including the Brand Trademarks), Licensee shall implement such changes, using its commercially reasonable best efforts, and shall cause the Sublicensees to do the same.  Licensee shall also have the same opportunity to discuss such changes or modifications with Licensor, as are set forth in the final sentence of Section 4.1.2.C.

 

5.                                     QUALITY ASSURANCE AND BRAND STANDARDS

 

5.1                              Quality and Brand Standards.  Licensee acknowledges the importance to the reputation and goodwill of the Brands of maintaining high standards of quality in connection with the conduct of the Brand Restaurant Businesses and the associated use of Brand System IP.  For that reason, Licensee shall maintain, and shall cause the Sublicensees to maintain: (i) compliance with the Brand Standards, and (ii) a standard of quality that is at least as high as the standard of quality maintained in the Brand Restaurant Businesses up to and upon the Effective Date in the Territory with regard to the goods and services offered and sold under the Brand Trademarks, and in connection with the use of other Brand System IP in

 

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the Brand Restaurant Businesses. Licensee acknowledges that it is aware of this standard of quality and has experience with maintaining this standard of quality for the Brand Restaurant Businesses prior to, and up to, the Effective Date.

 

5.2                             Monitoring Compliance with Brand Standards.  From time to time (as further specified in the Brand Standards), Licensor shall have the right, directly or through its designated representatives, to visit, audit and review the Restaurants and the Brand Restaurant Businesses, including with reasonable advance written notice, market offices, shared services centers and logistics centers, as operated by Licensee and the Sublicensees, for compliance with this Agreement and the Brand Standards, including Brand Standards related to IP compliance, books and records, food safety processes and procedures and standards and governance protocols.  To facilitate any such visit, audit or review, Licensee shall, and shall cause the Sublicensees to:

 

5.2.1                   Allow Licensor or its representatives, with reasonable advance written notice, to sample representative products and services of the Brand Restaurant Businesses in which the Brand Trademarks and other applicable Brand System IP are utilized;

 

5.2.2                   Permit Licensor or its representatives, with reasonable advance written notice, to visit, audit or review, in addition to Restaurants, any training center, test kitchen, and other facilities of the Brand Restaurant Businesses for purposes of compliance with such of the Brand Standards as may apply thereto;

 

5.2.3                   Obtain permissions, consistent with Licensee’s own rights, for Licensor or its representatives to conduct quality control audits or reviews of all vendors and suppliers material to the supply chain supporting the Brand Restaurant Businesses; and

 

5.2.4                   Provide representative samples of the advertising and marketing materials using Brand Trademarks and any of the other Brand System IP in connection with the promotion of the Brand Restaurant Businesses in the prior twenty-four (24) months.

 

Upon written notice from Licensor, Licensee shall promptly remediate any non-compliance with the Brand Standards, and shall cause the Sublicensees to do the same. Licensee further agrees, in addition to the procedures set out in the Brand Standards, that: (a) if an audit (including a visit or review) results in Licensor’s discovery of substantial non-compliance with any of the Brand Standards, Licensor may, without limitation of any other remedy available to it, conduct a re-audit (including a visit or review) within a reasonable time following the initial audit in order to determine whether the deficiencies have been corrected, and Licensee shall reimburse Licensor for all reasonable costs incurred by Licensor in connection with any such re-audit.

 

5.3                              Adaptation of Brand Standards. The Parties recognize and acknowledge the need to periodically update the Brand Standards to maintain the quality and contemporary look and feel of Brand Restaurant Businesses.  Accordingly, Licensor shall review annually the Brand Standards, taking into account its inspections and the monitoring reports, as described in this Agreement.  Following consultation with Licensee, Licensor may publish and implement modifications to the Brand Standards, all of which shall take into account Licensor’s use of the Brand System IP and associated Brand Standards in Brand Restaurant Businesses in regions other than the Territory, including the related costs, resources and standards in the industry.  Following consultation with Licensee, Licensor may also prescribe an implementation schedule for any newly adopted and published Brand Standards, taking into account costs, resources, standards in the industry and conformity with Licensor’s use of the Brand System IP in Brand Restaurant Businesses in regions other than the Territory.  Licensee may also give Licensor written notice of any proposed change to the Brand Standards that Licensee wishes Licensor to

 

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consider in order to adapt the Brand Standards to market conditions in the Territory. Licensor agrees to give good faith consideration to any such request, but Licensor shall have sole discretion whether to approve or disapprove (or approve with modifications) the proposed change. Licensee shall not implement any proposed change to the Brand Standards, and shall cause the Sublicensees not to implement any such change, unless and until Licensor has expressly approved the proposed change in writing.  Unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Parties, Licensee and the Sublicensees shall bear the cost of compliance with existing Brand Standards and implementation of and compliance with any updated Brand Standards, which may include from time-to-time Brand Standards governing Restaurant assets, including requirements with respect to structural modifications and/or replacement of Restaurant furnishings, fixtures, and equipment.

 

5.4                              Annual Strategic Consultation. Annually, unless otherwise re-scheduled by agreement of the Parties, between September 1 and October 31, representatives of Licensor and Licensee, together with senior management personnel of Yum and SpinCo, shall meet in person to review the Brand Restaurant Businesses (but not other businesses owned or operated by Licensee or its Affiliates unrelated to Licensor and its Affiliates), including: (i) Licensee’s Annual Strategic Plan for the upcoming calendar year, (ii) any mutually beneficial opportunities to cross license some or all of each Party’s intellectual property not otherwise  licensed u