|SPECTRUM BRANDS HOLDINGS, INC. filed this Form 8-K on 07/13/2018|
13. Restrictions on Transfer and Ownership,
13.1 Purpose. It is in the best interests of the Corporation and its stockholders that certain restrictions on the Transfer of Corporation Securities (each defined below) be established, as more fully set forth in this Article 13, as any such Transfer may threaten the preservation of certain tax attributes.
13. 2 Definitions. As used in this Article 13 only, the following capitalized terms shall have the following respective meanings (and any references to any portions of Treasury Regulation Section 1.382-2T shall include any amendment thereto and any successor provisions):
(a) Acquire means the acquisition, directly or indirectly, of ownership of Corporation Securities by any means, including, without limitation: (i) the acquisition or exercise of any rights under any option, warrant, convertible security, pledge or other security interest or similar right to acquire Corporation Securities (including an option within the meaning of Treasury Regulation Sections 1.382-2T(h)(4)(v) and 1.382-4(d)(9)); (ii) the entering into of any swap, hedge or other arrangement that results in the acquisition of any of the economic benefits of ownership of Corporation Securities; or (iii) any other acquisition or transaction treated under Section 382 of the Code as a direct or indirect acquisition (including the direct or indirect acquisition of an ownership interest in a Substantial Holder) of ownership of such Corporation Securities, in each case which shall include acquisitions by operation of law or pursuant to the Merger. The terms Acquires and Acquisition shall have the same meaning, mutatis mutandis.
(b) Code means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended from time to time.
(c) Corporation Securities means: (i) shares of Common Stock; (ii) any other interests that would be treated as stock of the Corporation for purposes of Section 382 of the Code, including pursuant to Treasury Regulation Section 1.382-2T(f)(18); and (iii) warrants, rights or options (including within the meaning of Treasury Regulation Sections 1.382-2T(h)(4)(v) and 1.382-4(d)(9)) to acquire Corporation Securities.
(d) Disposition means, with respect to any Person other than the Corporation, the sale, transfer, exchange, assignment, liquidation, conveyance, pledge, abandonment, distribution, contribution, or other disposition or transaction treated under Section 382 of the Code as a direct or indirect disposition or transfer (including the disposition of an ownership interest in a Substantial Holder). A Disposition also shall include the creation or grant of an option (including an option within the meaning of Treasury Regulation Sections 1.382-2T(h)(4)(v) and 1.382-4(d)(9)).
(e) Merger shall have the meaning ascribed to such term in the Merger Agreement.
(f) Merger Agreement means that certain Agreement and Plan of Merger entered into among the Corporation, Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. (Spectrum), HRG SPV Sub I, Inc. and HRG SPV Sub II, LLC
(g) Percentage Stock Ownership means percentage (i) stock ownership as determined for purposes of Section 382 of the Code in accordance with applicable Treasury Regulations and other official guidance, including Treasury Regulation Section 1.382- 2T(g), (h) (but without regard to the rule in Treasury Regulation Section 1.382-2T(h)(2)(i)(A) that treats stock of an entity as to which the constructive ownership rules apply as no longer owned by that entity), (j) and (k) and (ii) stock Beneficial Ownership.
(h) Person means an individual, corporation, estate, trust, association, limited liability company, partnership, joint venture or similar organization or entity within the meaning of Treasury Regulation Section 1.382-3 (including, without limitation, any group of Persons treated as a single entity under such regulation); provided, however, that a Person shall not mean a Public Group.