Exhibit F

 

Execution Version

 

SUPPORT AGREEMENT

 

This SUPPORT AGREEMENT (this “Agreement”) is entered into as of September 1, 2020 by and among Fuling ParentCo Inc., an exempted company incorporated with limited liability under the Laws of the Cayman Islands (“Parent”) and the persons set forth on Schedule A hereto (each such person, a “Rollover Shareholder” and collectively, the “Rollover Shareholders”). Capitalized terms used but not defined herein shall have the meanings ascribed to such terms in the Merger Agreement (as defined below).

 

WHEREAS, Parent, Fuling MergerCo Inc., an exempted company incorporated with limited liability under the Laws of the Cayman Islands and a wholly owned subsidiary of Parent (“Merger Sub”) and Fuling Global, Inc., an exempted company incorporated with limited liability under the Laws of the Cayman Islands (the “Company”) have, concurrently with the execution of this Agreement, entered into an agreement and plan of merger, dated as of the date hereof (as may be revised, amended, restated and supplemented from time to time, the “Merger Agreement”), which provides, among other things, for the merger of Merger Sub with and into the Company, with the Company continuing as the surviving company and a wholly owned subsidiary of Parent (the “Merger”), upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Merger Agreement;

 

WHEREAS, as of the date hereof, each Rollover Shareholder is a “beneficial owner” (within the meaning of Rule 13d-3 under the Exchange Act) of the Shares as set forth opposite his or her name on Schedule A (such shares, the “Rollover Shares”) (the Rollover Shares, together with any other Shares acquired (whether beneficially or of record) by such Rollover Shareholder after the date hereof and prior to the earlier of the Effective Time and the termination of all of such Rollover Shareholder’s obligations under this Agreement, including any Shares acquired by means of purchase, dividend or distribution, or any other options or warrants or the conversion of any convertible securities or otherwise, being collectively referred to herein as the “Securities”);

 

WHEREAS, in connection with the consummation of the Merger, each of the Rollover Shareholders agrees to (a) have his or her Rollover Shares cancelled for no consideration in connection with the Merger, and (b) subscribe for newly issued ordinary shares of Parent (the “Parent Shares”) immediately prior to Closing;

 

WHEREAS, receipt of the Shareholder Approval is a condition to the consummation of the Merger;

 

WHEREAS, in order to induce Parent and Merger Sub to enter into the Merger Agreement and consummate the transactions contemplated thereby, including the Merger, each of the Rollover Shareholders is entering into this Agreement; and

 

WHEREAS, each Rollover Shareholder acknowledges that Parent and Merger Sub are entering into the Merger Agreement in reliance on the representations, warranties, covenants and other agreements of such Rollover Shareholder set forth in this Agreement.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the foregoing, the mutual covenants and agreements set forth herein, and other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, the parties hereto agree as follows:

 

ARTICLE I

 

VOTING; GRANT AND APPOINTMENT OF PROXY

 

Section 1.1                 Voting.  At the Shareholder Meeting or any other meeting (whether annual or special) of the shareholders of the Company, however called, at which any of the matters described in paragraphs (a) — (f) hereof is to be considered (and any adjournment or postponement thereof), or in connection with any written resolution of the Company’s shareholders, each Rollover Shareholder hereby irrevocably and unconditionally agrees that he or she shall, and shall cause his or her Affiliates to, (i) in the case of a meeting, appear, or cause his or her representative(s) to appear, at such meeting or otherwise cause his or her Securities to be counted as present thereat for purposes of determining whether a quorum is present and (ii) vote or cause to be voted (including by proxy or written resolution, if applicable) all of such Rollover Shareholder’s Securities:

 

 

 

 

(a)in favor of the authorization and approval of the Merger Agreement, the Plan of Merger and the Transactions,

 

(b)against the approval of any Competing Proposal or any action contemplated by a Competing Proposal, or any other transaction, proposal, agreement or action made in opposition to the authorization or the approval of the Merger Agreement or in competition or inconsistent with the Merger and the other Transactions,

 

(c)against any other action, agreement or transaction that is intended, that could reasonably be expected, or the effect of which could reasonably be expected, to impede, interfere with, delay, postpone, discourage or adversely affect the Merger or any of the other Transactions or this Agreement or the performance by such Rollover Shareholder of his or her obligations under this Agreement, including, without limitation: (i) any extraordinary corporate transaction, such as a scheme of arrangement, merger, consolidation or other business combination involving the Company or any of its Subsidiaries (other than the Merger); (ii) a sale, lease or transfer of a material amount of assets of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries or a reorganization, recapitalization or liquidation of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries; (iii) an election of new members to the board of directors of the Company, other than nominees to the board of directors of the Company who are serving as directors of the Company on the date of this Agreement or as otherwise provided in the Merger Agreement; (iv) any material change in the present capitalization or dividend policy of the Company or any amendment or other change to the Company’s memorandum or articles of association, except if approved in writing by Parent; or (v) any other action that would require the consent of Parent pursuant to the Merger Agreement, except if approved in writing by Parent,

 

(d)against any action, proposal, transaction or agreement that would reasonably be expected to result in a breach in any respect of any covenant, representation or warranty or any other obligation or agreement of the Company contained in the Merger Agreement, or of such Rollover Shareholder contained in this Agreement,

 

(e)in favor of any adjournment or postponement of the Shareholder Meeting or other annual or special meeting of the shareholders of the Company, however called, at which any of the matters described in paragraphs (a) — (f) hereof is to be considered as may be reasonably requested by Parent in order to consummate the Transactions, including the Merger, and

 

(f)in favor of any other matter necessary or reasonably requested by Parent to effect the Transactions.

 

Section 1.2                 Grant of Irrevocable Proxy; Appointment of Proxy.

 

(a)             Each Rollover Shareholder hereby irrevocably appoints Parent and any designee thereof, each of them individually, as his or her proxy and attorney-in-fact (with full power of substitution), to vote or cause to be voted (including by proxy or written resolution, if applicable) the Securities in accordance with Section 1.1 above at the Shareholder Meeting or other annual or special meeting of the shareholders of the Company, however called, including any adjournment or postponement thereof, at which any of the matters described in Section 1.1 above is to be considered. Each Rollover Shareholder represents that all proxies, powers of attorney, instructions or other requests given by him or her prior to the execution of this Agreement in respect of the voting of his or her Securities, if any, have been revoked or substituted by Parent and any designee thereof with respect to such Rollover Shareholder’s Securities in connection with the transactions contemplated, and to the extent required, under the Merger Agreement and this Agreement, including the Merger.  Each Rollover Shareholder shall take (or cause to be taken) such further action or execute such other instruments as may be necessary to effectuate the intent of this proxy.

 

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(b)             Each Rollover Shareholder affirms that the irrevocable proxy set forth in this Section 1.2 is given in connection with the execution of the Merger Agreement, and that such irrevocable proxy is given to secure the performance of the duties of such Rollover Shareholder under this Agreement. Each Rollover Shareholder further affirms that the irrevocable proxy is coupled with an interest and, except as set forth in this Section 1.2, is intended to be irrevocable prior to the termination of this Agreement. If for any reason the proxy granted herein is not irrevocable, then such Rollover Shareholder agrees to vote his or her respective Securities in accordance with Section 1.1 above as instructed in writing by Parent, or any designee of Parent prior to the termination of this Agreement. The parties agree that the foregoing is a voting agreement.

  

Section 1.3                 Restrictions on Transfers.  Except as provided for in Article III below or pursuant to the Merger Agreement, each Rollover Shareholder hereby agrees that, from the date hereof until the termination of this Agreement, he or she shall not, directly or indirectly, (a) sell (constructively or otherwise), transfer, assign, tender in any tender or exchange offer, pledge, grant, encumber, hypothecate or otherwise similarly dispose of (by merger, testamentary disposition, operation of law or otherwise) (collectively, “Transfer”), either voluntarily or involuntarily, or enter into any contract, option or other arrangement or understanding with respect to the Transfer of any Securities or any interest therein, or with respect to any limitation on voting right of any Securities, including, without limitation, any swap transaction, option, warrant, forward purchase or sale transaction, futures transaction, cap transaction, floor transaction, collar transaction or any other similar transaction (including any option with respect to any such transaction) or combination of any such transactions, in each case involving any Securities (any such transaction, a “Derivative Transaction”), (b) deposit any Securities into a voting trust or enter into a voting agreement or arrangement or grant any proxy or power of attorney with respect thereto that is inconsistent with this Agreement, (c) take any action that would make any representation or warranty of such Rollover Shareholder set forth in this Agreement untrue or incorrect or have the effect of preventing, disabling, or delaying him or her from performing any of his or her obligations under this Agreement or that is intended, or would reasonably be expected, to impede, frustrate, interfere with, delay, postpone, adversely affect or prevent the consummation of the Merger or the other transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement or this Agreement or the performance by the Company of its obligations under the Merger Agreement or by such Rollover Shareholder of his or her obligations under this Agreement, (d) exercise, convert or exchange, or take any action that would result in the exercise, conversion or exchange, of any Securities, or (e) agree (whether or not in writing) to take any of the actions referred to in the foregoing clauses (a) - (d).  Any purported Transfer or Derivative Transaction in violation of this paragraph shall be null and void.

 

ARTICLE II

 

NO SOLICITATION

 

Section 2.1                 Restricted Activities.  During the period commencing on the date hereof and continuing until the termination of this Agreement in accordance with its terms (the “Term”), each Rollover Shareholder, solely in his or her capacity as a shareholder of the Company, shall not, and shall cause his or her, agents, advisors and other representatives (as applicable) (in each case, acting in their capacity as such to such Rollover Shareholder (the “Shareholder’s Representatives”)) not to, directly or indirectly: (a) solicit, initiate or knowingly encourage (including by way of furnishing non-public information), or knowingly take any other action with the intent to induce the making of any Competing Proposal, (b) enter into, maintain or continue discussions or negotiations with, or provide any non-public information relating to the Company or any of its Subsidiaries to, any person in connection with any Competing Proposal, (c) to the extent not required by applicable Law, grant any waiver, amendment or release under any standstill or confidentiality agreement or Takeover Statutes, or otherwise knowingly facilitate any effort or attempt by any person to make a Competing Proposal, or (d) approve, endorse or recommend (or publicly propose to approve, endorse or recommend) or enter into any letter of intent, Contract or commitment contemplating or otherwise relating to, or that could reasonably be expected to result in, any Competing Proposal.

 

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Section 2.2                 Notification.  Each Rollover Shareholder, solely in his or her capacity as a shareholder of the Company, shall and shall cause his or her Representatives as applicable to, immediately cease and cause to be terminated any discussions or negotiations with any parties that may have been conducted heretofore with respect to a Competing Proposal.  During the Term, each Rollover Shareholder shall promptly advise Parent in writing of (a) any Competing Proposal, (b) any request he or she receives in his or her capacity as a shareholder of the Company for non-public information relating to the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, and (c) any inquiry or request for discussion or negotiation he or she receives in his or her capacity as a shareholder of the Company regarding a Competing Proposal, including in each case the identity of the person making any such Competing Proposal or indication or inquiry and the terms of any such Competing Proposal or indication or inquiry (including, if applicable, copies of any written requests, proposals or offers, including proposed agreements).  Each Rollover Shareholder, in his or her capacity as a shareholder of the Company, shall keep Holdco reasonably informed on a reasonably current basis of the status and terms (including any material changes to the terms thereof) of any such Competing Proposal or indication or inquiry (including, if applicable, any revised copies of written requests, proposals and offers) and the status of any such discussions or negotiations to the extent known by such Rollover Shareholder. This Section 2.2 shall not apply to any Competing Proposal received by the Company.

 

Section 2.3                 Capacity.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement each Rollover Shareholder is entering into this Agreement, and agreeing to become bound hereby, solely in his or her capacity as a beneficial owner of the Securities owned by him or her and not in any other capacity.

 

ARTICLE III

 

ROLLOVER SHARES

 

Section 3.1                 Cancellation of Rollover Shares.  Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, all of each Rollover Shareholder’s right, title and interest in and to his or her Rollover Shares shall be cancelled at the Closing for no consideration.  Each Rollover Shareholder shall take all actions necessary to cause his or her Securities to be treated as set forth herein.

 

Section 3.2                 Subscription of Parent Shares.  Immediately prior to the Closing, in consideration for the cancellation of the Rollover Shares by each Rollover Shareholder in accordance with Section 3.1, Parent shall issue to such Rollover Shareholder (or, if designated by such Rollover Shareholder in writing, one or more affiliates of such Rollover Shareholder), and such Rollover Shareholder and/or his or her affiliates (as applicable) shall subscribe for, an aggregate number of Parent Shares, at par value per share, equal to the aggregate number of Rollover Shares held by such Rollover Shareholder and cancelled pursuant to Section 3.1 above.  Each Rollover Shareholder hereby acknowledges and agrees that (a) delivery of such Parent Shares shall constitute complete satisfaction of all obligations towards or sums due to such Rollover Shareholder by Parent and Merger Sub in respect of the Rollover Shares held by such Rollover Shareholder and cancelled pursuant to Section 3.1 above, and (b) such Rollover Shareholder shall have no right to any Per Share Merger Consideration, or any other merger consideration in respect of the Rollover Shares held by such Rollover Shareholder. 

  

Section 3.3                 Rollover Closing.  Subject to the satisfaction in full (or waiver, if permissible) of all of the conditions set forth in ARTICLE VIII of the Merger Agreement (other than conditions that by their nature are to be satisfied or waived, as applicable, at the Closing), the closing of the subscription and issuance of Parent Shares contemplated hereby (the “Rollover Closing”) shall take place immediately prior to the Closing.

 

Section 3.4                 Deposit of Rollover Shares.  No later than three (3) Business Days prior to the Closing, each Rollover Shareholder and any of his or her agents holding certificates evidencing any of his or her Rollover Shares shall deliver or cause to be delivered to Parent all certificates representing his or her Rollover Shares in such person’s possession, for disposition in accordance with the terms of this Agreement; such certificates and documents shall be held by Parent or any agent authorized by Parent until the Closing.

 

ARTICLE IV

 

REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES AND COVENANTS

OF THE SHAREHOLDERS

 

Section 4.1                 Representations and Warranties.  Each Rollover Shareholder hereby represents and warrants to Parent as of the date hereof and as of the Closing:

 

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(a)such Rollover Shareholder has full legal right, power, capacity and authority to execute and deliver this Agreement, to perform such Rollover Shareholder’s obligations hereunder and to consummate the transactions contemplated hereby;

 

(b)this Agreement has been duly executed and delivered by such Rollover Shareholder and the execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement by such Rollover Shareholder and the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby have been duly authorized by all necessary action on the part of such Rollover Shareholder (if applicable) and no other actions or proceedings on the part of such Rollover Shareholder (if applicable) are necessary to authorize this Agreement or to consummate the transactions contemplated hereby;

 

(c)assuming due authorization, execution and delivery by Parent, this Agreement constitutes a legal, valid and binding agreement of such Rollover Shareholder, enforceable against such Rollover Shareholder in accordance with its terms, except as enforcement may be limited by applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium or similar Laws affecting creditors’ rights generally and by general principles of equity (regardless of whether considered in a proceeding in equity or at law);

 

(d)(i) such Rollover Shareholder (A) is and, immediately prior to the Closing, will be the beneficial owner of, and has and will have good and valid title to, the Securities, free and clear of Liens other than as created by this Agreement, and (B) has and will have sole voting power, power of disposition, power to demand dissenter’s rights and power to agree to all of the matters set forth in this Agreement, in each case with respect to all of the Securities, with no limitations, qualifications, or restrictions on such rights, subject to applicable United States federal securities Laws, Laws of the Cayman Islands, Laws of the People’s Republic of China and the terms of this Agreement; (ii) except described herein, there are no options, warrants or other rights, agreements, arrangements or commitments of any character to which such Rollover Shareholder is a party relating to the pledge, disposition or voting of any of the Securities, and the Securities are not subject to any voting trust agreement or other Contract to which such Rollover Shareholder is a party restricting or otherwise relating to the voting or Transfer of the Securities other than this Agreement; (iii) such Rollover Shareholder has not Transferred any Securities or any interests therein pursuant to any Derivative Transaction; (iv) as of the date hereof, other than his or her Rollover Shares, such Rollover Shareholder does not own, beneficially or of record, any Shares, securities of the Company, or any direct or indirect interest in any such securities (including by way of derivative securities); and (v) such Rollover Shareholder has not appointed or granted any proxy or power of attorney that is still in effect with respect to any of his or her Rollover Shares, except as contemplated by this Agreement;

 

(e)except for the applicable requirements of the Exchange Act, (i) no filing with, and no permit, authorization, consent or approval of, any Governmental Entity is necessary on the part of such Rollover Shareholder for the execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement by such Rollover Shareholder or the consummation by such Rollover Shareholder of the transactions contemplated hereby, and (ii) neither the execution, delivery or performance of this Agreement by such Rollover Shareholder nor the consummation by such Rollover Shareholder of the transactions contemplated hereby, nor compliance by such Rollover Shareholder with any of the provisions hereof shall (A) conflict with or violate any provision of the organizational documents of such Rollover Shareholder which is an entity, (B) result in any breach or violation of, or constitute a default (or an event which, with notice or lapse of time or both, would become a default) under, or give to others any rights of termination, amendment, acceleration or cancellation of, or result in the creation of a Lien on property or assets of such Rollover Shareholder pursuant to any Contract to which such Rollover Shareholder is a party or by which such Rollover Shareholder or any property or asset of such Rollover Shareholder is bound or affected, (C) violate any Law applicable to such Rollover Shareholder or any of such Rollover Shareholder’s properties or assets, or (D) otherwise require the consent or approval of any other person pursuant to any Contract binding on such Rollover Shareholder or his or her properties or assets;

 

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(f)there is no Action pending against such Rollover Shareholder or, to the knowledge of such Rollover Shareholder, any other person or, to the knowledge of such Rollover Shareholder, threatened against such Rollover Shareholder or any other person that restricts or prohibits (or, if successful, would restrict or prohibit) the performance by such Rollover Shareholder of his or her obligations under this Agreement;

 

(g)such Rollover Shareholder has been afforded the opportunity to ask such questions as he or she has deemed necessary of, and to receive answers from, representatives of Parent concerning the terms and conditions of the transactions contemplated hereby and the merits and risks of owning the Parent Shares and such Rollover Shareholder acknowledges that he or she has been advised to discuss with his or her own counsel the meaning and legal consequences of such Rollover Shareholder’s representations and warranties in this Agreement and the transactions contemplated hereby; and

 

(h)such Rollover Shareholder understands and acknowledges that Parent, Merger Sub and the Company are entering into the Merger Agreement in reliance upon such Rollover Shareholder’s execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement.

 

Section 4.2                 Covenants.  Each Rollover Shareholder hereby:

 

(a)agrees, prior to the termination of this Agreement, not to knowingly take any action that would make any representation or warranty of such Rollover Shareholder contained herein untrue or incorrect or have or could have the effect of preventing, impeding or interfering with or adversely affecting the performance by such Rollover Shareholder of his or her obligations under this Agreement;

 

(b)irrevocably waives, and agrees not to exercise, any rights of appraisal or rights of dissent from the Merger that such Rollover Shareholder may have with respect to such Rollover Shareholder’s Securities (including without limitation any rights under Section 238 of the CICL) prior to the termination of this Agreement;

 

(c)agrees to permit the Company to publish and disclose in the Proxy Statement (including all documents filed with the SEC in accordance therewith), such Rollover Shareholder’s identity and beneficial ownership of Shares or other equity securities of the Company and the nature of such Rollover Shareholder’s commitments, arrangements and understandings under this Agreement;

 

(d)agrees and covenants that such Rollover Shareholder shall promptly (and in any event within twenty-four (24) hours) notify Parent of any new Shares with respect to which beneficial ownership (within the meaning of Rule 13d-3 of the Exchange Act) is acquired by such Rollover Shareholder, including, without limitation, by purchase, as a result of a stock dividend, stock split, recapitalization, combination, reclassification, exchange or change of such shares, or upon exercise or conversion of any securities of the Company after the date hereof and that such shares shall automatically become subject to the terms of this Agreement as his or her Rollover Shares, and Schedule A shall be deemed amended accordingly; and

 

(e)agrees further that, upon request of Parent, such Rollover Shareholder shall execute and deliver any additional documents, consents or instruments and take such further actions as may reasonably be deemed by Parent to be necessary or desirable to carry out the provisions of this Agreement.

 

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ARTICLE V

 

REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF PARENT

 

Parent hereby represents and warrants to each Rollover Shareholder that as of the date hereof and as of the Closing:

 

(a)Parent is duly organized, validly existing and in good standing under the Laws of the Cayman Islands and has all requisite power and authority to execute and deliver this Agreement and to perform its obligations hereunder and to consummate the transactions contemplated hereby. This Agreement has been duly and validly executed and delivered by Parent, and the execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement by Parent and the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby have been duly authorized by all necessary corporate action on the part of Parent and no other corporate actions or proceedings on the part of Parent are necessary to authorize this Agreement or to consummate the transactions contemplated hereby.  Assuming due authorization, execution and delivery by each Rollover Shareholder, constitutes a legal, valid and binding obligation of Parent, enforceable against Parent in accordance with its terms, except as enforcement may be limited by applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium or similar Laws affecting creditors’ rights generally and by general principles of equity (regardless of whether considered in a proceeding in equity or at law).

 

(b)Except for the applicable requirements of the Exchange Act and Laws of the Cayman Islands, (i) no filing with, and no permit, authorization, consent or approval of, any Governmental Authority is necessary on the part of Parent for the execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement by Parent or the consummation by Parent of the transactions contemplated hereby, and (ii) neither the execution, delivery or performance of this Agreement by Parent, nor the consummation by Parent of the transactions contemplated hereby, nor compliance by Parent with any of the provisions hereof shall (A) conflict with or violate any provision of its organizational documents, (B) result in any breach or violation of, or constitute a default (or an event which, with notice or lapse of time or both, would become a default) under, or give to others any rights of termination, amendment, acceleration or cancellation of, or result in the creation of a Lien on such property or asset of Parent pursuant to any contract to which Parent is a party or by which Parent or any of its property or asset is bound or affected, (C) violate any Law applicable to Parent or any of its properties or assets or (D) otherwise require the consent or approval of any other person pursuant to any Contract binding on Parent or his or her properties or assets.

 

(c)At Closing, the Parent Shares to be issued under this Agreement shall have been duly and validly authorized and when issued and delivered in accordance with the terms hereof, will be validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable ordinary shares of Parent, free and clear of all claims, Liens and encumbrances, other than restrictions (i) arising under applicable securities Laws or (ii) arising under any agreements entered into at or prior to the Rollover Closing by each Rollover Shareholder pursuant to the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement and the Commitment Letters.

  

ARTICLE VI

 

TERMINATION

 

This Agreement, and the obligations of each Rollover Shareholder hereunder (including, without limitation, Section 1.2 hereof), shall terminate and be of no further force or effect immediately upon the earlier to occur of (a) the Closing and (b) the date of termination of the Merger Agreement in accordance with its terms. Notwithstanding the preceding sentence, this Article VI and Article VII shall survive any termination of this Agreement.  Nothing in this Article VI shall relieve or otherwise limit any party’s liability for any breach of this Agreement prior to the termination of this Agreement.  If for any reason the Merger fails to occur but the Rollover Closing contemplated by Article III has already taken place, then Parent shall promptly take all such actions as are necessary to restore each Rollover Shareholder to the position he or she was in with respect to ownership of his or her Rollover Shares prior to the Rollover Closing.

 

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ARTICLE VII

 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

Section 7.1                 Notices.  All notices and other communications hereunder shall be in writing in the English language and shall be deemed duly given (a) on the date of delivery if delivered personally, or if by facsimile or e-mail, upon written confirmation of receipt by facsimile or e-mail, (b) on the first Business Day following the date of dispatch if delivered utilizing a next-day service by a recognized next-day courier, or (c) on the earlier of confirmed receipt or the fifth (5th) Business Day following the date of mailing if delivered by registered or certified mail (return receipt requested, postage prepaid).  All notices hereunder shall be delivered to the addresses set forth below (or at such other address for a party as shall be specified in a notice given in accordance with this Section 7.1):

 

(i)             If to a Rollover Shareholder, to the addresses set opposite his or her name as set forth on Schedule A;

 

(ii)            If to Parent:

 

Fuling ParentCo Inc.

c/o Southeast Industrial Zone, Songmen Town

Wenling, Zhejiang Province,

People’s Republic of China, 317511

Attention: Ms. Guilan Jiang

 

Section 7.2                 Severability.  Any term or provision of this Agreement which is invalid or unenforceable in any jurisdiction shall, as to that jurisdiction, be ineffective to the extent of such invalidity or unenforceability without rendering invalid or unenforceable the remaining terms and provisions of this Agreement in any other jurisdiction. If any provision of this Agreement is so broad as to be unenforceable, such provision shall be interpreted to be only as broad as is enforceable.

 

Section 7.3                 Entire Agreement.  This Agreement, the Equity Commitment Letters and the Merger Agreement (and any other agreement or instrument delivered in connection with the transaction contemplated by this Agreement or the Merger Agreement) constitute the entire agreement among the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior agreements and undertakings, both written and oral, among the parties, or any of them, with respect to the subject matter hereof.

 

Section 7.4                 Specific Performance.  (i) The parties hereto agree that this Agreement shall be enforceable by all available remedies at law or in equity. (ii) Each Rollover Shareholder acknowledges and agrees that monetary damages would not be an adequate remedy in the event that any covenant or agreement of such Rollover Shareholder in this Agreement is not performed in accordance with its terms, and therefore agrees that, in addition to and without limiting any other remedy or right available to Parent, Parent will have the right to an injunction, temporary restraining order or other equitable relief in any court of competent jurisdiction enjoining any such breach and enforcing specifically the terms and provisions hereof. Each Rollover Shareholder agrees not to oppose the granting of such relief in the event a court determines that such a breach has occurred, and to waive any requirement for the securing or posting of any bond in connection with such remedy. All rights, powers, and remedies provided under this Agreement or otherwise available in respect hereof at law or in equity shall be cumulative and not alternative, and the exercise or beginning of the exercise of any thereof by Parent shall not preclude the simultaneous or later exercise of any other such right, power or remedy by Parent.  Notwithstanding anything contrary in the foregoing, under no circumstances will Parent be entitled to both the monetary damages under this Section 7.4(i) and the right of specific performance under this Section 7.4(ii).

 

Section 7.5                 Amendments; Waivers.  At any time prior to the termination of this Agreement, any provision of this Agreement may be amended or waived if, and only if such amendment or waiver is in writing and signed, in the case of an amendment, by each Rollover Shareholder, Parent, and the Company (at the direction of the Special Committee) or in the case of a waiver, by the party against whom the waiver is to be effective and by the Company (at the direction of the Special Committee). Notwithstanding the foregoing, no failure or delay by a party hereto in exercising any right hereunder shall operate as a waiver thereof nor shall any single or partial exercise thereof preclude any other or further exercise of any other right hereunder.

 

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Section 7.6                 Governing Law; Dispute Resolution; Jurisdiction.  This Agreement shall be interpreted, construed and governed by and in accordance with the Laws of the State of New York without regard to the conflicts of law principles thereof.  Subject to the last sentence of this Section 7.6, any Action arising out of or relating to this Agreement or its subject matter (including a dispute regarding the existence, validity, formation, effect, interpretation, performance or termination of this Agreement) shall be finally settled by arbitration.  The place of arbitration shall be Hong Kong, and the arbitration shall be administered by the HKIAC in accordance with the HKIAC Rules.  The arbitration shall be decided by a tribunal of three (3) arbitrators, whose appointment shall be in accordance with the HKIAC Rules.  Arbitration proceedings (including but not limited to any arbitral award rendered) shall be in English.  Subject to the agreement of the tribunal, any Action(s) which arise subsequent to the commencement of arbitration of any existing Action(s), shall be resolved by the tribunal already appointed to hear the existing Action(s).  The award of the arbitration tribunal shall be final and conclusive and binding upon the parties as from the date rendered.  Judgment upon any award may be entered and enforced in any court having jurisdiction over a party or any of his or her assets.  For the purpose of the enforcement of an award, the parties irrevocably and unconditionally submit to the jurisdiction of any competent court and waive any defenses to such enforcement based on lack of personal jurisdiction or inconvenient forum.

 

Section 7.8                 Third Party Beneficiaries.  Nothing in this Agreement, express or implied, is intended to or shall confer upon any person other than the parties and their respective successors and permitted assigns any legal or equitable right, benefit or remedy of any nature under or by reason of this Agreement; provided, however, that the Company is an express third-party beneficiary of this Agreement and shall be entitled to specific performance of the terms hereof, including an injunction or injunctions to prevent breaches of this Agreement by the parties hereto, in addition to any other remedy at law or equity.

 

Section 7.9                 Assignment; Binding Effect.  Neither this Agreement nor any of the rights, interests or obligations hereunder shall be assigned or delegated, in whole or in part, by any of the parties hereto (whether by operation of law or otherwise) without the prior written consent of the other parties and the Company, except that Parent may assign this Agreement (in whole but not in part) only in connection with a permitted assignment of the Merger Agreement by Parent (as the case may be), as applicable in accordance with the terms therein. Subject to the preceding sentence, this Agreement shall be binding upon and shall inure to the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective successors and permitted assigns and, in the case of each Rollover Shareholder, his or her estate, heirs, beneficiaries, personal representatives and executors.

 

Section 7.10               No Presumption Against Drafting Party.  Each of the parties to this Agreement acknowledges that he or she has been represented by independent counsel in connection with this Agreement and the transactions contemplated by this Agreement. Accordingly, any rule of law or any legal decision that would require interpretation of any claimed ambiguities in this Agreement against the drafting party has no application and is expressly waived.

 

Section 7.11               Counterparts.  This Agreement may be executed in one or more consecutive counterparts (including by facsimile or email pdf format), each of which shall be an original, with the same effect as if the signatures thereto and hereto were upon the same instrument, and shall become effective when one or more counterparts have been signed by each of the parties and delivered (by telecopy, email pdf format or otherwise) to the other parties.

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have duly executed and delivered this Agreement as of the date and year first written above.

 

  PARENT:
   
  Fuling ParentCo Inc.
   
  By:   /s/ Guilan Jiang
  Name: Guilan Jiang
  Title: Director

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have duly executed and delivered this Agreement as of the date and year first written above.

 

  Guilan Jiang
   
  By:   /s/ Guilan Jiang
  Name: Guilan Jiang

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have duly executed and delivered this Agreement as of the date and year first written above.

 

  Qian (Eugene) Hu
   
  By:   /s/ Qian (Eugene) Hu
  Name: Qian (Eugene) Hu

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have duly executed and delivered this Agreement as of the date and year first written above.

 

  Xinzhong Wang
   
  By:   /s/ Xinzhong Wang
  Name: Xinzhong Wang

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have duly executed and delivered this Agreement as of the date and year first written above.

 

  Sujuan Zhu
   
  By:   /s/ Sujuan Zhu
  Name: Sujuan Zhu

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have duly executed and delivered this Agreement as of the date and year first written above.

 

  Jinxue Jiang
   
  By:   /s/ Jinxue Jiang
  Name: Jinxue Jiang

 

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SCHEDULE A

 

Rollover
Shareholder
Name
  Rollover
Shareholder
Address
 

Rollover Shares

 

Parent Shares

Guilan Jiang   c/o Southeast Industrial Zone, Songmen Town, Wenling, Zhejiang Province, People’s Republic of China, 317511    5,541,668    5,541,668
Sujuan Zhu   c/o Southeast Industrial Zone, Songmen Town, Wenling, Zhejiang Province, People’s Republic of China, 317511    2,216,667    2,216,667
Qian (Eugene) Hu   c/o Southeast Industrial Zone, Songmen Town, Wenling, Zhejiang Province, People’s Republic of China, 317511   1,108,333   1,108,333
Xinzhong Wang   c/o Southeast Industrial Zone, Songmen Town, Wenling, Zhejiang Province, People’s Republic of China, 317511   1,108,333   1,108,333
Jinxue Jiang   c/o Southeast Industrial Zone, Songmen Town, Wenling, Zhejiang Province, People’s Republic of China, 317511   1,108,333   1,108,333

 

 

Schedule A