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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

 

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

July 15, 2020

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)

 

 

 

O-I GLASS, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

1-9576

(Commission
File Number)

 

22-2781933

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

 

One Michael Owens Way

Perrysburg, Ohio

(Address of principal executive offices)

43551-2999

(Zip Code)

 

(567) 336-5000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

 

¨  Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
   
¨  Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
   
¨  Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
   
¨  Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

 

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

 

Title of each class Trading Symbol Name of each exchange on which registered

Common stock, $.01 par value

OI New York Stock Exchange

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

 

Emerging growth company  ¨

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  ¨

 

 

 

 

 

ITEM 1.01ENTRY INTO A MATERIAL DEFINITIVE AGREEMENT.

 

On July 15, 2020, Owens-Illinois Holding (Australia) Pty Ltd (the “Seller”), an Australian corporation and a wholly owned subsidiary of O-I Glass, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), entered into a Share Sale Deed (the “SSD”) by and among the Seller, Visy Glass (Australasia) Pty Ltd (the “Buyer”), the Company, as guarantor and indemnitor of the Seller’s performance and payment obligations under the SSD, and Visy Industries Holdings Pty Ltd, as guarantor of the Buyer’s performance and payment obligations under the SSD, pursuant to which the Company has agreed to sell its Australia and New Zealand business unit (the “ANZ Business”) to the Buyer through the sale of all of the shares the Seller owns in ACI Packaging Services Pty Ltd (the “Disposed Company”), an Australian corporation wholly owned by the Seller. In connection with the sale of the ANZ Business, O-I Operations (Australia) Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of the Disposed Company (“OIO Australia”), entered into a sale and leaseback arrangement with certain funds of Charter Hall Group with respect to sites currently owned by the ANZ Business (the “Sale and Leaseback,” and together with the sale of the ANZ Business, the “ANZ Transactions”). Gross proceeds to the Company from the ANZ Transactions will approximate AUD $947 million.

 

Subject to the terms and conditions of the SSD, the Buyer has agreed to purchase all of the shares the Seller owns in the Disposed Company (the “Transaction”). The purchase price for the Transaction is approximately AUD $733 million, subject to customary adjustments set forth in the SSD, including adjustments based on the net working capital and net indebtedness at closing of the Disposed Company and its subsidiaries (the “Disposed Segment”) (as so adjusted, the “Purchase Price”). Payment of a portion of the Purchase Price is deferred until the earlier of the first anniversary of completion of the Transaction and the sale of certain properties by the Disposed Segment.

 

The completion of the Transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including, among others (i) required consents being obtained (and no termination notices having been given) under certain specified business contracts, (ii) completion of the transfer out of the Disposed Segment of a dormant company and an Indonesian company, and certain other internal restructuring steps, (iii) there having occurred no material adverse change or significant (subject to value thresholds) damage to specified properties, and (iv) completion of the Sale and Leaseback. The Transaction is not subject to a financing condition. The Transaction is expected to close by August 31, 2020, subject to satisfaction of the foregoing conditions, among other things.

 

The SSD contains customary warranties (given on an indemnity basis) and covenants related to the ANZ Business and the Transaction, and certain indemnities as to tax and other specific items. The Seller’s liability is limited in a customary manner, and warranty and indemnity insurance has been obtained by the Buyer against which first recourse is to be had by the Buyer in respect of the majority of warranties given by the Seller.

 

Between the date of the SSD and the completion of the Transaction, the Company has agreed to conduct the ANZ Business in the ordinary course of business consistent with past practices and has agreed to certain other operating covenants with respect to the ANZ Business as set forth more fully in the SSD.

 

The SSD contains a customary non-competition provision limiting the Seller and the Company’s ability to conduct certain business in Australia and New Zealand for a period of up to five years following completion of the Transaction. The SSD includes customary termination provisions, including if the closing of the Transaction has not occurred by November 15, 2020.

 

 

 

 

The foregoing description of the SSD does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the complete text of the SSD. A copy of the SSD is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference. The warranties, covenants and indemnities set forth in the SSD have been made only for the purposes of the SSD and solely for the benefit of the parties thereto and may be subject to limitations agreed upon by the contracting parties, including being qualified by confidential disclosures made for the purposes of allocating contractual risk between the parties to the SSD instead of establishing these matters as facts. In addition, such representations and warranties were made only as of the dates specified in the SSD and information regarding the subject matter thereof may change after the date of the SSD. Accordingly, the SSD is included with this filing only to provide investors with information regarding its terms and not to provide investors with any other factual information regarding the Disposed Segment or the ANZ Business, or the Company or its business, as of the date of the SSD or as of any other date. Investors and security holders should not rely on such representations and warranties as characterizations of the actual state of facts or circumstances, since they were made only as of a specific date, were negotiated by the parties and are modified in important part by the underlying disclosure schedules. In addition, certain warranties, covenants and indemnities may be subject to a contractual standard of materiality different from what might be viewed as material to security holders.

 

ITEM 2.02RESULTS OF OPERATIONS AND FINANCIAL CONDITION.

 

The press release referenced in Item 7.01 includes a “Preliminary Business Update on Second Quarter 2020” section that discusses the Company’s preliminary estimated results of operations for the quarter ended June 30, 2020 and is incorporated herein by reference

 

The information set forth in this Item 2.02, including the “Preliminary Business Update on Second Quarter 2020” section in the Exhibit 99.1, is being furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section. The information in this Item 2.02, including the “Preliminary Business Update on Second Quarter 2020” section in the Exhibit 99.1, shall not be incorporated by reference into any filing of the Company under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), or the Exchange Act except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.

 

ITEM 7.01REGULATION FD DISCLOSURE.

 

On July 15, 2020, the Company issued a press release announcing the entry into a definitive agreement to divest its Australia and New Zealand business unit and providing a second quarter business update. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

 

The information set forth in this Item 7.01, including Exhibit 99.1, is being furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Exchange Act or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section. The information in this Item 7.01, including Exhibit 99.1, shall not be incorporated by reference into any filing of the Company under the Securities Act or the Exchange Act except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.

 

ITEM 8.01OTHER EVENTS.

 

In connection with the Transaction, and to satisfy a condition precedent thereto, OIO Australia has entered into three contracts with certain funds of Charter Hall Group (the “Land Purchaser”) for the sale and purchase of land with respect to plant sites in Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide owned by the Disposed Segment (the “Sites”) pursuant to which those Sites are to be sold to the Land Purchaser (the “Land Sale Agreements”). The aggregate purchase price for the Sites under the Land Sale Agreements is approximately AUD $214 million. Shortly before completion of each such sale, OIO Australia, as landlord, will enter into (and assign to the Land Purchaser) leases with respect to the Sites pursuant to which the Sites will be leased to the Disposed Company.

 

 

 

 

ITEM 9.01FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS.

 

(d)Exhibits

 

Exhibit
No.  
  Description
10.1*   Share Sale Deed, dated July 16, 2020, by and among, Owens-Illinois Holding (Australia) Pty Ltd, O-I Glass, Inc., Visy Glass (Australasia) Pty Ltd. and Visy Industries Holdings Pty Ltd
     
99.1   Press release dated July 15, 2020 
     
104   Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)

 

*Certain schedules and exhibits have been omitted pursuant to Item 601(a)(5) of Regulation S-K. Certain portions of the Share Sale Deed that are not material and would be competitively harmful if publicly disclosed have been redacted pursuant to Item 601(b)(10)(iv) of Regulation S-K.

 

 

 

 

SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

Date: July 15, 2020 O-I GLASS, INC.
     
  By: /s/ John A. Haudrich
    John A. Haudrich
    Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exhibit 10.1

 

CERTAIN CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS EXHIBIT, MARKED BY [***], HAS BEEN OMITTED FROM THIS EXHIBIT BECAUSE IT IS BOTH (I) NOT MATERIAL AND (II) WOULD LIKELY CAUSE COMPETITIVE HARM TO O-I GLASS, INC. IF PUBLICLY DISCLOSED.

 

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Owens-Illinois Holding (Australia) Pty Ltd

Seller

 

O-I Glass, Inc.

Seller Guarantor

 

Visy Glass (Australasia) Pty Ltd

Buyer

 

Visy Industries Holdings Pty Ltd

Buyer Guarantor

 

Clayton Utz
Level 18 333 Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
GPO Box 9806
Melbourne VIC 3001
DX 38451 333 Collins VIC

Tel+61 3 9286 6000
Fax+61 3 9629 8488

www.claytonutz.com
Our reference 966/18218/81000548  

 

 

 

 

Contents

 

1. Definitions and interpretation 1
     
  1.1 Definitions 1
  1.2 Reasonable endeavours 19
  1.3 Knowledge and awareness of the Seller 20
  1.4 Business Days 20
  1.5 General rules of interpretation 20
       
2. Conditions precedent 21
     
  2.1 Conditions 21
  2.2 Notices regarding Conditions 22
  2.3 Not used 22
  2.4 Seller cooperation 22
  2.5 Waiver of Conditions 23
  2.6 Failure of Conditions 23
       
3. Sale and purchase of Shares 23
     
  3.1 Sale and purchase 23
  3.2 Waiver 23
       
4. Purchase Price 23
     
  4.1 Initial Purchase Price 23
  4.2 Estimated Net Debt and Estimated Working Capital 24
  4.3 Adjustments to Completion Payment 24
  4.4 Completion Accounts adjustments 24
  4.5 Payment of Purchase Price 25
  4.6 Treatment of adjustments 25
  4.7 Adjustments for certain payments 26
  4.8 No adjustment for any Relief Amount or Pension Overfunding Amount 26
       
5. Period before Completion 26
     
  5.1 Buyer access 26
  5.2 Conduct of Business 27
  5.3 Restricted conduct 27
  5.4 Permitted acts 29
  5.5 Seller or Buyer obligations 30
  5.6 Customer notice 31
  5.7 Further Bottle Supply Agreement 32
  5.8 Buyer obligations in respect of insurance 32
       
6. Completion 32
     
  6.1 Time and place for Completion 32
  6.2 Provision of information before Completion 33
  6.3 Parties’ obligations to effect Completion 33
  6.4 Delivery method 37
  6.5 Interdependence of obligations at Completion 37
  6.6 Failure to complete 38
  6.7 Remedies for Buyer breach 38
  6.8 Title and risk 39
  6.9 Acknowledgement and release 39
       
7. Adjustment to Purchase Price 40
     
  7.1 Preparation and delivery of Completion Accounts 40
  7.2 Assistance from Seller 40
  7.3 Assistance from Group Companies 40
  7.4 Buyer’s response to Draft Completion Accounts 40
  7.5 Negotiation of Disputed Items 41
  7.6 Expert determination 41

 

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8. Exit from the Seller Consolidated Group 42
     
  8.1 Clear exit 42
  8.2 Deed of Release 43
       
9. Foreign resident capital gains withholding 43
     
10. Clean break 43
     
  10.1 Indebtedness owed to the Group Companies and Claims against Group Companies 43
  10.2 Indebtedness owed to any Seller Group Member 44
  10.3 Net basis 44
  10.4 Clean break 44
       
11. Release of Guarantees and other post-Completion obligations 44
     
  11.1 Group Company Guarantees 44
  11.2 Seller Group Guarantees 45
  11.3 Deed of Cross Guarantee 45
  11.4 PT Kangar Transfer 45
       
12. Restraint 46
     
  12.1 Non-competition 46
  12.2 Exceptions 47
  12.3 Non-solicitation 47
  12.4 Duration of prohibitions 47
  12.5 Geographic application of prohibitions 48
  12.6 Interpretation 48
  12.7 Proceedings 48
       
13. Other obligations following Completion 49
     
  13.1 Access to Records 49
  13.2 Insurance 49
       
14. Shared Contracts 51
     
  14.1 Arrangements to separate Shared Contracts 51
  14.2 Rights and obligations under Shared Contracts pending separation 51
       
15. Warranties 51
     
  15.1 Warranties 51
  15.2 Warranties separate 51
  15.3 Buyer’s acknowledgments 52
  15.4  Warranties by the Buyer 52
  15.5 General indemnity 52
       
16. Limitations of liability 53
     
  16.1 Scope 53
  16.2 Disclosure and knowledge 54
  16.3 Notice of Subject Claims 54
  16.4 Time limits for Subject Claims (including Recourse Claims) 54
  16.5 Access to information 54
  16.6 Minimum amount for Subject Claims and Recourse Claims (other than Tax Subject Claims) 55
  16.7 Threshold for Subject Claims and Recourse Claims (other than certain Subject Claims) 55
  16.8 Insurance coverage 55
  16.9 Other limitations 55
  16.10 Maximum recovery 56
  16.11 Rights against third parties 56
  16.12 Reimbursement of benefits subsequently received 57
  16.13 Mitigation 57
  16.14 Exclusion of Consequential Loss 58
  16.15 No action against officers and employees 58
  16.16 No double recovery 59
  16.17 Circumstances where limitations not to apply 59
  16.18 Sale and leaseback arrangements 59
  16.19 Environmental Investigations 60

 

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17. Third Party Claims 60
     
  17.1 Notice 60
  17.2 Obligations after notice given 60
  17.3 Assumption of conduct by Seller 61
  17.4 Effect of assumption of conduct by Seller 61
  17.5 Relationship with W&I Insurance Policy 62
       
18. Specific indemnities (other than in respect of Tax) 62
     
19. Warranty and indemnity insurance 62
     
  19.1 Warranty and indemnity insurance 62
  19.2 Sole recourse 63
  19.3 Operation of warranty and indemnity insurance 64
  19.4 Warranty and indemnity insurance premium 65
       
20. Tax 65
     
  20.1 Tax indemnity 65
  20.2 Time limit for Tax Claims 66
  20.3 Other limitations 66
  20.4 Time for payment 67
  20.5 Refunds 67
  20.6 No double claim 68
  20.7 Post-Completion actions 68
       
21. Tax Assessments 69
     
  21.1 Notice 69
  21.2 Obligations after notice given 69
  21.3 Seller’s response to notice 69
  21.4 Effect of Seller’s notice 69
  21.5 Buyer’s rights to settle 70
       
22. Tax returns and tax audits 70
     
  22.1 Tax returns relating to periods ending before Completion 70
  22.2 Tax returns relating to Straddle Periods ending after Completion 71
  22.3 Preparation 71
  22.4 Disputes 71
  22.5 Assistance from Seller 72
  22.6 Assistance from Buyer 72
  22.7 Tax audits 73
  22.8 GST Returns 73
       
23. Confidentiality 73
     
  23.1 No announcement or other disclosure of transaction 73
  23.2 Permitted disclosure 73
  23.3 No use or disclosure of Confidential Information 74
  23.4 PPSA confidentiality and waiver 75
       
24. Termination 75
     
  24.1 Termination by Buyer 75
  24.2 Termination by Seller 75
  24.3 Effect of termination 76

 

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25. Payments 77
     
  25.1 Direction 77
  25.2 Method of payment 77
  25.3 No deduction 77
  25.4 Gross-up for withholdings 77
  25.5 Default interest 78
       
26. GST 78
     
  26.1 Interpretation 78
  26.2 Reimbursements and similar payments 78
  26.3 GST payable 78
  26.4 Variation to GST payable 79
       
27. Seller Guarantor's guarantee 79
     
  27.1 Consideration 79
  27.2 Guarantee and indemnity 79
  27.3 Non–payment or non–performance 79
  27.4 Demands 80
  27.5 Immediate recourse 80
  27.6 Continuing obligations 80
  27.7 Extent of guarantee and indemnity 80
  27.8 Principal and independent obligation 81
  27.9 Deferral of certain rights 81
  27.10 Prove in liquidation 82
  27.11 Enforcement against Seller Guarantor 82
  27.12 Seller Guarantor Warranties 82
       
28. Buyer Guarantor's guarantee 82
     
  28.1 Consideration 82
  28.2 Guarantee and indemnity 82
  28.3 Non–payment or non–performance 83
  28.4 Demands 83
  28.5 Immediate recourse 83
  28.6 Continuing obligations 83
  28.7 Extent of guarantee and indemnity 84
  28.8 Principal and independent obligation 84
  28.9 Deferral of certain rights 85
  28.10 Prove in liquidation 85
  28.11 Enforcement against Buyer Guarantor 85
  28.12 Buyer Guarantor Warranties 85
       
29. Notices 86
     
  29.1 How notice to be given 86
  29.2 When notice taken to be received 86
  29.3 Notices sent by more than one method of communication 87
       
30. Entire agreement 87
     
31. General 87
     
  31.1 Amendments 87
  31.2 Assignment 88
  31.3 Consents 88
  31.4 Costs 88
  31.5 Counterparts 88
  31.6 Further acts and documents 88
  31.7 No merger 88
  31.8 Severance 88
  31.9 Stamp duties 89
  31.10 Operation of indemnities 89
  31.11 Waivers 89

 

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32.  Governing law and jurisdiction 89
     
  32.1 Governing law and jurisdiction 89
  32.2 Jurisdiction 89
       
33.  Buyer undertakings 90
     
  33.1 Financing 90
  33.2 Definitions 92
       
Schedule 1 Seller 93
Schedule 2 Details of the Company 94
Schedule 3 Details of the Subsidiaries 95
Schedule 4 Real Property 99
Schedule 5 Intellectual Property, Business Names and Domain Names 106
Schedule 6 Permitted Encumbrances and Guarantees 98
Schedule 7 Warranties 99
Schedule 8 Buyer Warranties 122
Schedule 9 Seller Guarantor Warranties 124
Schedule 10 Buyer Guarantor Warranties 125
Schedule 11 Completion Accounts 126
Schedule 12 Specified Executives 153
Schedule 13 Not used 154
Schedule 14 Global Credit Documentation 155
Schedule 15 Permitted Bank Guarantees 156
Schedule 16 Approval Contracts 157
Schedule 17 Key Customer Contracts 158
Schedule 18 Shared Contracts 159
Schedule 19 Public register searches 161
Schedule 20 Outstanding property searches 168
Attachment 1 Disclosure Letter 174
Attachment 2 Index of Due Diligence Materials 175
Attachment 3 Due diligence questions and answers 176
Attachment 4 Transitional Services Agreements 177
Attachment 5 W&I Insurance Policy 179
Attachment 6 Bottle Supply Contract 181
Attachment 7 Deed of Release 183
Attachment 8 Technical Assistance and Licence Agreement 185

 

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Share sale deed

 

Date16 July 2020

 

PartiesOwens-Illinois Holding (Australia) Pty Ltd ACN 002 060 059 a company incorporated in New South Wales, Australia whose registered office is at Level 5, 600 Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, further details of which are set out at Schedule 1 (Seller)

 

O-I Glass, Inc. a company incorporated in Delaware, United States of America (IRS Employer Identification Number is 22-2781933) whose registered office is at One Michael Owens Way, Plaza 1 Perrysburg OH 43551-2999 (Seller Guarantor)

 

Visy Glass (Australasia) Pty Ltd ACN 642 097 185 a company incorporated in Victoria, Australia whose registered office is at Level 11, 2 Southbank Boulevard Southbank VIC 3006 (Buyer)

 

Visy Industries Holdings Pty Ltd ACN 005 787 968 a company incorporated in Victoria, Australia whose registered office is at Level 11, 2 Southbank Boulevard Southbank VIC 3006 (Buyer Guarantor)

 

Background

 

A.The Seller owns the Shares.

 

B.The Seller wishes to sell the Shares and the Buyer wishes to buy the Shares on the terms and conditions of this deed.

 

C.The Seller Guarantor is a holding company of the Seller and, in consideration of the Buyer entering into this deed at the Seller Guarantor's request, has agreed to guarantee the obligations of the Seller under this deed and provide certain undertakings under this deed.

 

D.The Buyer Guarantor is an Affiliate of the Buyer and, in consideration of the Seller entering into this deed at the Buyer Guarantor's request, has agreed to guarantee the obligations of the Buyer under this deed and provide certain undertakings under this deed.

 

Operative provisions

 

1.Definitions and interpretation

 

1.1Definitions

 

In this deed:

 

Acceptable Release means:

 

(a)in respect of the Shares and the Assets, documentation reasonably required evidencing that all Encumbrances over or affecting the Shares and the Assets have been released and discharged in full or, in the case of Security Interests to which the PPSA or the PPSA NZ applies, will be extinguished by the sale under this deed;

 

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(b)in respect of each Group Company, documentation reasonably required evidencing that all of the Group Company Encumbrances have been released and discharged in full;

 

(c)in respect of the Global Credit Documentation, documentation reasonably required evidencing that all of the obligations and liabilities of the Group and each Group Company under the Global Credit Documentation have been released and discharged in full;

 

(d)in respect of the Other Credit Documentation, documentation reasonably required evidencing that all of the obligations and liabilities of the Group and each Group Company under the Other Credit Documentation have been released and discharged in full; and

 

(e)in respect of any indebtedness incurred by the Group in accordance with clause 5.3(j)(ii), documentation reasonably required evidencing that all of the obligations and liabilities of the Group and each Group Company under such indebtedness have been released and discharged in full,

 

in each case, other than in respect of any Permitted Encumbrances.

 

Accounting Principles has the meaning given in clause 7.1.

 

Accounting Standards means, at any time:

 

(a)the requirements of the Corporations Act and the Companies Act (NZ) about the preparation and contents of financial reports;

 

(b)the accounting standards approved under the Corporations Act and the Companies Act (NZ); and

 

(c)generally accepted accounting principles, policies, practices and procedures in Australia and New Zealand to the extent not inconsistent with the accounting standards described in paragraph (b).

 

Actual Adjustment Excess and Actual Adjustment Shortfall each has the meaning given in clause 4.4.

 

Adelaide Site means:

 

(a)the whole of the land contained in Certificates of Title:

 

(i)Volume 5856 Folio 219;

 

(ii)Volume 5856 Folio 962;

 

(iii)Volume 5856 Folio 508; and

 

(iv)Volume 5856 Folio 965,

 

being known as 617-625 Port Road, West Croydon SA 5008;

 

(b)the whole of the land contained in Certificate of Title Volume 5320 Folio 766 being known as 84 Euston Terrace, West Croydon SA 5008;

 

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(c)the whole of the land contained in Certificates of Title:

 

(i)Volume 5748 Folio 683;

 

(ii)Volume 5774 Folio 871;

 

(iii)Volume 5817 Folio 772; and

 

(iv)Volume 5817 Folio 773,

 

being known as 85-91 Euston Terrace, West Croydon SA 5008; and

 

(d)the whole of the land contained in Certificate of Title Volume 5765 Folio 41 being known as 92 Euston Terrace, West Croydon SA 5008.

 

Adjustment Payment Date means the date which is 10 Business Days after the date on which the Actual Adjustment Excess or Actual Adjustment Shortfall (as applicable) is finally agreed or determined in accordance with the terms of this deed or any other date agreed between the Seller and the Buyer in writing.

 

Affiliate means, with respect to any person, any person directly or indirectly controlling, controlled by or under common control with such person, where control of a person (including its correlative meanings, controlled by, controlling and under common control with) means having the right or power to, directly or indirectly:

 

(a)exercise more than 50% of the voting rights attributable to the shares or other securities of such person (being a body corporate);

 

(b)appoint or remove a majority of the members of or otherwise control the votes at the board of directors (or equivalent body) of that other person; or

 

(c)direct or cause the direction of the management or policies of that other person,

 

in each case, whether under contract, law or otherwise and, for the avoidance of doubt, in respect of the Seller Guarantor, includes the Seller and any person that, by virtue of any other paragraph or part of this definition, is an Affiliate of the Seller but, after Completion, excludes each Group Company.

 

Approval Contract means each of the contracts specified in Schedule 16.

 

Asbestos Warranty means the Warranties in paragraph 16 of Schedule 7.

 

Asbestos Warranty Claim means a Claim for a breach of an Asbestos Warranty.

 

ASIC means the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.

 

Asset means each asset owned or held by the Group Companies for, or exclusively or predominantly used in, the Business, including any assets held under any financing or operating lease.

 

Auckland Sites means the whole of the land contained in records of title NA1067/112, NA1177/91, NA1365/12, NA1849/42, NA20C/873, NA382/277, NA403/108, NA458/263, NA666/122, NA666/123, NA666/124, NA666/125, NA666/126, NA666/127, NA666/128, NA666/129, NA713/211 and NA720/45 being known as 752 Great South Road, Penrose Auckland.

 

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Authorisation means any licence, consent, approval, permit, registration, accreditation, certification or other authorisation given or issued by any Regulatory Authority or any other person.

 

Bottle Supply Contract means the bottle supply contract to be entered into between Owens-Illinois Singapore Pte Ltd and the Company in substantially the same form set out in Attachment 6 (other than in respect of the inclusion of any relevant schedule or appendix, in each case, in a form agreed by Owens-Illinois Singapore Pte Ltd and the Company).

 

Business means the business of the manufacture and supply in Australia and New Zealand of glass container packaging products as conducted by the Group Companies.

 

Business Day means a day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday and on which banks are open for business generally in:

 

(a)Columbus, Ohio, USA;

 

(b)Wellington, New Zealand; and

 

(c)Melbourne, Australia.

 

Business Names means each of the business names specified in part 2 of Schedule 5.

 

Buyer Deal Team Members means Lynda Cheng, Michael Eadie, Diego Callegari, David Payne, Robert Kaye and Matthew Stein and Buyer Deal Team Member means any one of them.

 

Buyer Group Member means the Buyer and each Affiliate of the Buyer and after Completion includes each Group Company.

 

Buyer Guaranteed Obligations has the meaning given in clause 28.2(a).

 

Buyer Guarantor Warranties means the warranties set out in Schedule 10.

 

Buyer Warranties means the warranties set out in Schedule 8.

 

Charter Hall means:

 

(a)in respect of the Sydney Site, The Trust Company (Australia) Limited as custodian for the CHDIF4 Andrews Road Trust ACN 000 000 993 c/- Charter Hall Holdings Limited, Level 20, 1 Martin Place, Sydney NSW 2000;

 

(b)in respect of the Melbourne Site, The Trust Company (Australia) Limited as custodian for the CPIF Spotswood Trust ACN 000 000 993 c/- Charter Hall Holdings Limited, Level 20, 1 Martin Place, Sydney NSW 2000; and

 

(c)in respect of the Adelaide Site, The Trust Company (Australia) Limited as custodian for the CPIF West Croydon Trust ACN 000 000 993 c/- Charter Hall Holdings Limited, Level 20, 1 Martin Place, Sydney NSW 2000.

 

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Charter Hall Sale and Lease-back Arrangements means the sale and lease-back arrangements the subject of the Charter Hall Sale and Lease-back Documentation.

 

Charter Hall Sale and Lease-back Condition means the Condition set out in clause 2.1(f).

 

Charter Hall Sale and Lease-back Documentation means the contracts of sale and leases in respect of the Adelaide Site, Melbourne Site and Sydney Site.

 

Claim includes a claim, notice, demand, action, proceeding, litigation, investigation, judgment, damage, loss, cost, expense or liability however arising, whether present, unascertained, immediate, future or contingent, whether based in contract, tort or statute and whether involving a third party or a party to this deed.

 

Claim Notice has the meaning given in clause 16.3.

 

Clear Exit Amount means the total of any amounts payable to the Seller by each Group Company which is a member of the Seller Consolidated Group to permit that Group Company to leave the Seller Consolidated Group on Completion clear of any Group Liability pursuant to section 721-35 of the Tax Act calculated or estimated in accordance with the principles set out in the Tax Sharing and Funding Agreement.

 

Completion Insurances has the meaning set out in clause 5.8.

 

Code has the meaning given in clause 20.7(b).

 

Company means ACI Packaging Services Pty Ltd ACN 004 300 725, details of which are specified in Schedule 2.

 

Compliance Law means the United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 (as amended), the UK Bribery Act 2010, the Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions dated November 21, 1997 issued by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, and all other applicable anticorruption, bribery and anti-money laundering Laws in any jurisdiction.

 

Completion means the completion of the sale and purchase of the Shares in accordance with clause 6.

 

Completion Accounts means the statement of Net Debt and Working Capital prepared and finalised in accordance with clause 7.

 

Completion Date means the date on which Completion occurs.

 

Completion Payment has the meaning given in clause 4.3.

 

Conditions means the conditions specified in clause 2.1.

 

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Confidential Information means:

 

(a)all business, technical, financial, operational, administrative, customer, marketing, legal, economic and other information in whatever form relating to any Group Company, or any of its direct and indirect shareholders, or any of their respective Affiliates, including any such information that is directly or indirectly disclosed to the Buyer or any of its Representatives, or which comes to the Buyer's attention in connection with the transactions contemplated by this deed;

 

(b)all information in whatever form relating to the existence of this deed;

 

(c)all other information treated by any Group Company as confidential or capable of being protected at law or equity as confidential information or the disclosure of which might cause loss or damage to or otherwise adversely affect any Group Company; and

 

(d)all documents that contain or reflect or are generated from any of the foregoing and all copies of any of the foregoing,

 

in each case whether or not marked confidential and in whatever form (including written, oral or electronic form) and in each case including information that has been disclosed by the Seller or any Group Company or their respective Representatives under the terms of a confidentiality or non-disclosure agreement (including the Confidentiality Agreement).

 

Confidentiality Agreement means the confidentiality agreement between Visy Industries Holdings Pty Ltd ACN 005 337 615 and OI International Holdings Inc. dated 22 October 2019.

 

Consolidated Group has the meaning given in the Tax Act and also includes a MEC group as defined in the Tax Act.

 

Contamination means the presence in, on, over or under land (including both surface and ground water and air) of a substance (whether solid, liquid, gas, odour, heat, sound, vibration or radiation) at a concentration above the concentration at which the substance is normally or naturally present in, on, over or under land (including both surface and ground water and air) in the same locality, being a presence which is or may be a material risk of harm to human health or the Environment.

 

Corporations Act means the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth).

 

COVID-19 means the disease given the name 'COVID-19' by the World Health Organisation.

 

Critical Spares means spares and parts that are required to keep equipment operational, including batch house spares (including the mixer in Brisbane, mixed batch deliver conveyor and elevator belts), moulds used in production of glass products, furnaces spares (emergency refractory, combustion fan motors), forming machines spares (glass delivery and bulk bottle handling equipment, control equipment, cooling fan motors), lehrs (lehr mats) and palletisers spares (motors and controllers).

 

Debt Payment Amount means, as at Completion, the amount required to fully and finally discharge the obligations of the Group with respect to:

 

(a)any borrowing or financial indebtedness of the Group (and any Group Company) under the Other Credit Documentation;

 

(b)any borrowings or financial indebtedness of the Group (and any Group Company) under the Global Credit Documentation; and

 

(c)any borrowings or financial indebtedness of the Group (and any Group Company) under the Permitted Debt Arrangements,

 

including any accrued interest up to the date of discharge.

 

Deed of Cross Guarantee means the deed of cross guarantee dated 14 June 2016 between the Company and others, a copy of which is disclosed in the Due Diligence Materials.

 

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Deed of Release means a deed entered into by the Head Company of the Seller Consolidated Group and each other member of the Seller Consolidated Group, in the form set out in Attachment 7.

 

Defaulting Party has the meaning given in clause 6.6(a).

 

Deferred Payment means $52,500,000.

 

Disclosure Letter means the letter from the Seller to the Buyer dated the same date as this deed in the form of the letter attached as Attachment 1.

 

Dispute Notice has the meaning given in clause 7.4(b).

 

Disputed Item has the meaning given in clause 7.4(b)(i).

 

Domain Names means each of the domain names specified in part 3 of Schedule 5.

 

Draft Completion Accounts has the meaning given in clause 7.1.

 

Due Diligence Materials means:

 

(a)the written information and documents provided to the Buyer by the Seller, the Group Companies and their respective Representatives before the date of this deed that were included in the virtual data room, an index of which is attached as Attachment 2;

 

(b)the written questions raised by the Buyer in the due diligence process and the written responses given to those questions by the Seller, the Group Companies and their respective Representatives before the date of this deed that were included in the virtual data room, an index of which is attached as Attachment 3;

 

(c)the information memorandum issued by the Seller dated November 2019;

 

(d)the environmental due diligence report issued by Environmental Earth Sciences in respect of the Group dated 29 November 2019;

 

(e)the legal due diligence report issued by Clayton Utz in respect of the Group dated 29 November 2019 and the addendum to that report issued by Clayton Utz in respect of the Group dated 13 February 2020;

 

(f)the legal due diligence report issued by Simpson Grierson dated 29 November 2019;

 

(g)the financial due diligence report issued by EY in respect of the Group dated 26 November 2019 and the subsequent trading updates to October 2019 and December 2019;

 

(h)the tax due diligence report issued by EY in respect of the Group dated 26 November 2019; and

 

(i)the Project Fusion Vendor Due Diligence report by Cardo (Qld) dated April 2019.

 

Encumbrance means a mortgage, charge, pledge, lien, encumbrance, security interest, title retention, trust arrangement, or any other security agreement or arrangement in favour of any person, whether registered or unregistered, including any Security Interest.

 

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End Date means the date that is 4 months from the date of this deed, or any other date agreed in writing between the Seller and the Buyer.

 

Enterprise Agreement has the meaning given in section 12 of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth).

 

Environment means the physical, biological and social aspects and conditions of a particular area, including:

 

(a)land, water, air, atmosphere, climate, living organisms and other matter, things made or altered by humans and ecosystems groupings;

 

(b)the social, economic and cultural aspects of a thing specified in paragraph (a); and

 

(c)the interaction of any 2 or more things specified in paragraphs (a) and (b).

 

Environment Agency means any of:

 

(a)a Regulatory Authority which is responsible for the administration or enforcement of any law relating to the Environment; and

 

(b)a court or tribunal having jurisdiction with respect to any law relating to the Environment.

 

Environmental Investigations means:

 

(a)any testing, investigation, monitoring, drilling, sampling, boreholes or any other investigative measure to identify and ascertain the nature, extent and/or levels of Contamination or Hazardous Substances in, on or under any of the Properties; and

 

(b)any resultant Reporting Requirement, remediation or clean up activity in connection with one or more of the matters set out in paragraph (a) of this definition (whether required by law or otherwise).

 

Environmental Law means any law which relates to an aspect of the Environment or human health and includes any law relating to the use of land, waste, Contamination, environmental assessment, a Hazardous Substance, any aspect of the protection of the Environment, or the enforcement or administration of any of those laws (whether that law arises under statute or the common law or pursuant to any licence, notice, decree, order or directive of any Regulatory Authority or otherwise and includes any notice, order or direction issued by a Regulatory Authority).

 

Environmental Register means any environmental register created or otherwise governed by an Authority in respect of Contamination or Hazardous Substances.

 

Environmental Subject Claim means:

 

(a)an Environmental Warranty Claim; and

 

(b)an Asbestos Warranty Claim.

 

Environmental Warranty means the Warranties in paragraph 15 of Schedule 7.

 

Environmental Warranty Claim means a Claim for a breach of an Environmental Warranty.

 

Escrow Agreement means the escrow agreement between the Seller, the Buyer Guarantor and Clayton Utz dated 25 June 2020.

 

Estimated Net Debt means the amount notified in accordance with clause 4.2.

 

Estimated Working Capital means the amount notified in accordance with clause 4.2.

 

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Excluded Entities means:

 

(a)Packaging Superannuation Fund Pty Ltd ACN 080 923 253; and

 

(b)P.T. Kangar Consolidated Industries, being a company incorporated in Indonesia,

 

and Excluded Entity means any one of them.

 

Expert has the meaning given in clause 7.6(a).

 

Fairly Disclosed means disclosure of information that is sufficient in context and detail and made in a manner, detail and context which would enable a sophisticated investor, experienced in transactions of the nature of the transaction contemplated by this deed, to be aware of the nature, scope, substance and significance of the information disclosed.

 

FCPA Subject Claim means:

 

(a)a Claim for breach of the Warranty in paragraph 4.1(c) of Schedule 7; or

 

(b)a Claim for breach of any other Warranty in paragraph 4.1 of Schedule 7 to the extent it relates to a Compliance Law.

 

Freehold Properties means each of the Properties described in part 1 of Schedule 4 and, in respect of the period from and including the date of this deed until completion of the relevant Charter Hall Sale and Lease-back Arrangements, includes the Adelaide Site, the Melbourne Site and the Sydney Site.

 

Fundamental Warranties means the Warranties in paragraphs 1, 2, 3, 8.2 and 8.4 of Schedule 7.

 

Fundamental Warranty Claim means a Claim for a breach of a Fundamental Warranty.

 

Global Credit Documentation means each global credit document described in Schedule 14.

 

Group means the Group Companies together.

 

Group Company means each of the Company and each Subsidiary.

 

Group Company Encumbrance means any Encumbrance granted by any Group Company over or affecting any of its assets or undertakings, other than Permitted Encumbrances.

 

Group Company Guarantee means each Guarantee provided by any Group Company in relation to the obligations of any Seller Group Member, as specified in part 2 of Schedule 6.

 

Group Liability has the meaning given in section 721-10 of the Tax Act.

 

GST has the meaning given in the GST Act and (where applicable) means tax charged by the GST Act NZ.

 

GST Act means the A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999 (Cth).

 

GST Act NZ means the Goods and Services Tax Act 1985 (NZ).

 

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Guarantee means any guarantee, bond, security deposit, letter of credit or suretyship or any other obligation to pay, purchase or provide funds (whether by the advance of money, the purchase of or subscription for shares or other securities, the purchase of assets or services, or otherwise) for the payment or discharge of, to indemnify against the consequences of default in the payment of, or otherwise be responsible for, any indebtedness of, obligation of, liability of or the insolvency of any other person.

 

Hazardous Substance means any natural or artificial substance of any nature whatsoever that is capable of causing harm or damage to the Environment or to human health or capable of causing a nuisance, including volatile, flammable or explosive substances, hazardous wastes, asbestos, toxic substances and radioactive materials.

 

Head Company has the meaning given in section 995-1 of the Tax Act.

 

Indemnified Losses means, in relation to any fact, matter or circumstance, all losses, costs, charges, damages, expenses and other liabilities arising out of or in connection with that fact, matter or circumstance including all legal and other professional expenses on a solicitor-client or other professional basis incurred in connection with investigating, disputing, defending or settling any Claim relating to that fact, matter or circumstance (including any Claim based on the terms of this deed).

 

Initial Purchase Price has the meaning given in clause 4.1.

 

Intellectual Property Licences means all agreements under which a Group Company has the right to use any Intellectual Property Rights owned by a person (other than another Group Company) or any trade secrets, know-how, operating procedure, technical information or other confidential information of a person (other than another Group Company).

 

Intellectual Property Rights means:

 

(a)patents, designs, trademarks and service marks (whether registered or unregistered) and any applications for, or rights to apply for, registration of any patent, design, trade mark or service mark;

 

(b)domain names and business names;

 

(c)copyright (including copyright in software, websites, databases and advertising and other promotional materials);

 

(d)all rights to have information (including trade secrets, know-how, operating procedures and technical information) kept confidential; and

 

(e)all other rights or protections having similar effect anywhere in the world.

 

Key Customer Contract means each of the contracts specified in Schedule 17.

 

Last Accounts means the audited financial statements of each of:

 

(a)the Seller; and

 

(b)O-I Operations (NZ) Ltd,

 

and (on a consolidated basis) each of their respective controlled entities as referred to therein for the financial year ended on the Last Balance Date comprising:

 

(a)a balance sheet or statement of financial position;

 

(b)an income statement or statement of comprehensive income;

 

(c)a statement of changes in equity;

 

(d)a cash flow statement or statement of cash flows; and

 

(e)the notes to those financial statements,

 

copies of which are included at 13.2.2 and 13.2.4 in the virtual data room forming part of the Due Diligence Materials.

 

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Last Balance Date means 31 December 2019.

 

Leasehold Properties means each of the Properties described in part 2 of Schedule 4 and, after completion of the relevant Charter Hall Sale and Lease-back Arrangements, includes the Adelaide Site, the Melbourne Site and the Sydney Site.

 

Management Accounts means the management accounts of the Group provided as part of the Due Diligence Materials for each month up to and including 31 May 2020, sourced from the management accounting records contained in the HFM accounting system SAP.

 

Material Adverse Change means:

 

(a)an event or occurrence subsisting that has resulted, or is likely to result, in any manufacturing facility located at a Property being unable to operate, for a period of 3 months or longer, in substantially the same manner as it has operated in the 12 months prior to the date of this deed; and

 

(b)any other event or occurrence after the date of this deed which has diminished, or is likely to diminish, the annual earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation of the Group by at least $10,000,000 in the relevant financial year, other than as a consequence of the execution or announcement of any Transaction Document and the completion of the transactions contemplated by them.

 

Material Contract means each contract to which a Group Company is party which:

 

(a)governs the terms on which the Group does business with the Group’s top:

 

(i)five customers by revenue;

 

(ii)ten vendors by expenditure,

 

in the twelve months ended 31 May 2020 (excluding purchase orders and other ancillary or order documentation);

 

(b)provides for the supply of goods or services to or by the Group requiring annual payments in excess of USD 1 million;

 

(c)establishes the terms of any joint venture to which any Group Company is party or shareholder;

 

(d)contains a non-compete or exclusivity restriction binding upon any Group Company; or

 

(e)is a lease relating to the Leasehold Properties.

 

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Melbourne Site means the whole of the land contained in certificate of title volume 12214 folio 218, being Lot 2 on PS826864H, being known as 21 Simcock Avenue, Spotswood VIC 3015.

 

Necessary Approvals means in respect of an Approval Contract, the consent of the relevant counterparty to such Approval Contract to the acquisition of the Shares by the Buyer and the change of control of the Company resulting from that acquisition of the Shares, such consent being either unconditional, or subject to only those conditions acceptable to the Buyer (acting reasonably).

 

Net Debt means as at Completion:

 

(a)the principal amount of any borrowings and indebtedness in the nature of borrowings, whether under normal commercial lending terms or upon the issue of bills, bonds, notes or other debt instruments (which, for the avoidance of doubt, does not include any and all leases relating to any warehouse, real estate, vehicles, and/or machinery, including those which are have been recorded on the balance sheet based on the implementation is AASB 16 during 2019) and including all accrued but unpaid interest, fees, charges and other costs payable by the Group in connection with early repayment of the above; plus

 

(b)to the extent not covered in paragraph (a), debt-like Items, comprising those items specified as such in Schedule 11; minus

 

(c)cash (at bank, in transit and in hand) and cash equivalents (including liquid securities) held by any Group Company,

 

in each case:

 

(d)on a consolidated basis amongst the Group, excluding the Debt Payment Amount, any amounts to be settled under clause 8 or clause 11, any Relief Amount (or any amount forming part of the Relief Amount) and any Pension Overfunding Amount (or any amount forming part of the Pension Overfunding Amount), and as calculated in accordance with the Accounting Principles; and

 

(e)as finally agreed or determined in accordance with clause 7.

 

Non-Defaulting Party has the meaning given in clause 6.6(a).

 

Notice of Disposal Certificate has the meaning given in clause 11.3(a).

 

O-I Australia Superannuation Plan means the sub-plan of the Plum Division of the MLC Super Fund known as the O-I Australia Superannuation Plan.

 

O-I Operations means O-I Operations (Australia) Pty Ltd (formerly ACI Operations Pty Ltd) ACN 004 230 326.

 

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Other Credit Documentation means:

 

(a)the Inter-Company Revolving Advance Facility Agreement between O-I Operations and O-I Operations (NZ) Ltd, dated 10 June 2011;

 

(b)[***];

 

(c)any financial derivative (regardless of current market valuation) to which a Group Company is party, including but not limited to interest rate swaps, cross currency rate swaps or foreign exchange agreements;

 

(d)[***];

 

(e)[***]; and

 

(f)any other agreement, arrangement or understanding under which any loan or financial accommodation is provided to, or financial indebtedness is incurred by, a Group Company other than:

 

(i)trade credit arrangements with trade creditors entered into in the ordinary course of the Business;

 

(ii)the Permitted Debt Arrangements; and

 

(iii)the Global Credit Documentation.

 

Other Sale and Lease-back Arrangements has the meaning set out in clause 16.18(b).

 

Pension Overfunding Amount means the amount (if any) by which the O-I Australia Superannuation Plan of the Group Companies is overfunded.

 

PPSA means the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth).

 

PPSA NZ means the Personal Property Securities Act 1999 (NZ).

 

Permitted Bank Guarantee Arrangements means the bank guarantees issued by [***].

 

[***]

 

Permitted Dividend means one or more dividends in such amounts as the Seller may elect, provided that:

 

(a)any such dividend may be lawfully made and paid;

 

(b)any such dividend is declared, determined and paid prior to Completion and relates solely to the financial performance of the Group in respect of the period prior to Completion; and

 

(c)does not include any dividend paid by O-I Operations (NZ) Limited.

 

Permitted Encumbrance means:

 

(a)each Encumbrance registered on the register established under the PPSA or on the register established under the PPSA NZ against a Group Company prior to Completion for retention of title arrangements securing unpaid balances of purchase money for property acquired in the ordinary course in respect of the Business; and

 

(b)the interest of the lessor or owner in respect of assets subject to a finance or capital or other leasing arrangement, hire purchase arrangement or conditional sale agreement.

 

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Properties means the Leasehold Properties and the Freehold Properties.

 

Prospective Purchaser has the meaning given in clause 5.1(b).

 

PT Kangar Transfer means the transfer of 272 series A shares held by ACI Packaging Services Pty Ltd in PT Kangar Consolidated Industries to Owens-Illinois Singapore Pte. Ltd, as contemplated by the Restructure.

 

Purchase Price means the Initial Purchase Price as adjusted in accordance with this deed.

 

Recipient has the meaning given in clause 26.3.

 

Records means all originals and copies of all books, records, reports, correspondence, files, manuals and other documents and information created by, owned by, or relating to any Group Company or the Business, whether in printed, electronic or any other form and including all:

 

(a)statutory books and registers, minute books, books of account, trading and financial records, employee records, tax returns and related correspondence;

 

(b)customer lists, supplier lists, price lists, pricing models and sales and marketing materials;

 

(c)title deeds and other documents of title; and

 

(d)originals and copies of all contracts and Authorisations.

 

Recourse Claim means:

 

(a)an Environmental Subject Claim;

 

(b)a Superannuation Warranty Claim;

 

(c)a Tax Recourse Claim; and

 

(d)a FCPA Subject Claim.

 

Regulatory Authority means:

 

(a)any government or local authority and any department, minister or agency of any government; and

 

(b)any other authority, agency, commission or similar entity having powers or jurisdiction under any law or regulation or the listing rules of any recognised stock or securities exchange.

 

Relevant Customer has the meaning given in clause 5.6(a).

 

Relief Amount means Tax losses (if any) attributable to the Group Companies as at Completion.

 

Reporting Requirement means any requirement under Environmental Law to report the presence of Contamination or Hazardous Material to any Authority, including which may result in any Property being listed on an Environmental Register.

 

Representatives means, in relation to a party, all officers, employees, professional advisers, agents and attorneys of the party or of its Affiliates.

 

Restricted Business means any business which is the same or similar to or competes with the Business as carried on at the Completion Date (or, where the scope of the Business is reduced following the Completion Date, that reduced scope of Business).

 

Restricted Persons means each Seller Group Member from time to time and Restricted Person means any one of them.

 

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Restructure means:

 

(a)the rationalisation of intercompany loan and dividend payable balances between members of the Seller Consolidated Group and any other structuring, in each case as expressly provided in the Step Plan;

 

(b)the transfer of all of the shares and other securities in each Excluded Entity from a Group Company to an entity that is not a Group Company, such that no Group Company has a legal or beneficial interest in any Excluded Entity;

 

(c)the deregistration and removal of ACI New Zealand Nominees Limited 247876 NZBN 9429039926753 from the register of companies maintained by the New Zealand Companies Office;

 

(d)the payment, distribution, exchange or receipt of any consideration, assets or liabilities in connection with the events and transactions contemplated by paragraphs (a), (b) and (c) of this definition; and

 

(e)completion of the internal workplace rationalisation program such that each person referred to in document reference 13.5.1.3 in the virtual data room forming part of the Due Diligence Materials is no longer employed by a Group Company.

 

Restructure Completion means the occurrence of all the events, and completion of all of the transactions, forming part of, or contemplated by, the Restructure (other than in respect of the PT Kangar Transfer) in each case, in a form and on terms acceptable to the Buyer (acting reasonably).

 

Sale and Lease-back Arrangements means:

 

(a)the Other Sale and Lease-back Arrangements; and

 

(b)the Charter Hall Sale and Lease-back Arrangements.

 

Sanctioned Person means any person, entity, organization or vessel:

 

(a)designated on a Sanctions List;

 

(b)that is, or is part of, a government of a Sanctioned Territory;

 

(c)directly or indirectly 50% or more owned or controlled by any of the foregoing;

 

(d)that is located, organised or residing in any Sanctioned Territory; or

 

(e)otherwise targeted under any Economic Sanctions Law,

 

where:

 

(f)Sanctioned Territory means any country, region or other territory subject to a general export, import, financial or investment embargo under any economic or financial sanctions administered by any Sanctions Authority, which countries, as of the date of this deed, include Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria and the Ukrainian territory Crimea and Sevastopol;

 

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(g)Sanctions Authority means: (i) the United States; (ii) the United Nations Security Council; (iii) the European Union; (iv) any European member state; (v) the United Kingdom (irrespective of its status vis-à-vis the European Union); or (vi) the respective governmental institutions of any of the foregoing including, without limitation, Her Majesty’s Treasury, the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the US Department of the Treasury, the US Department of Commerce, the US Department of State and any other agency of the US government;

 

(h)Sanctions List means any of the lists of restricted or sanctioned individuals or entities (or equivalent) issued, administered and enforced by any Sanctions Authority, including, for the avoidance of doubt, those individuals or entities listed on:

 

(i)the lists of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons or “Foreign Sanctions Evaders” (as amended, supplemental or substituted from time to time) maintained by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the US Department of the Treasury;

 

(ii)the Consolidated List of Persons, Groups and Entities Subject to EU Financial Sanctions maintained by the European Commission; or

 

(iii)the Consolidated List of Financial Sanctions Asset Freeze Targets maintained by Her Majesty’s Treasury.

 

Security Interest has the meaning given in section 12 of the PPSA or in section 17 of the PPSA NZ (as relevant).

 

Seller Consolidated Group means the Consolidated Group of which the Seller is the Head Company.

 

Seller Group Guarantee means any Guarantee provided by any Seller Group Member in relation to the obligations of any Group Company, including each Guarantee specified in part 3 of Schedule 6.

 

Seller Group Member means the Seller Guarantor and each Affiliate of the Seller Guarantor but, after Completion, excludes each Group Company.

 

Seller Group Member Permitted Debt Cap means $7,500,000.

 

Seller Group Member Permitted Debt means amounts owed from any Group Company to a Seller Group Member Releasing Party in respect of the supply of bottles and materials in the normal course of trading.

 

Seller Group Member Releasing Party means each of:

 

(a)Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc.;

 

(b)O-I (Tianjin) Glass Container Co., Ltd; and

 

(c)O-I (Zhaoqing) Glass Container Co., Ltd.

 

Seller Guaranteed Obligations has the meaning given in clause 27.2(a).

 

Seller Guarantor Warranties means the warranties set out in Schedule 9.

 

SGAA means the Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992 (Cth).

 

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Shares means:

 

(a)all of the shares in the capital of the Company as specified in Schedule 2; and

 

(b)any additional shares in the capital of the Company issued prior to Completion in connection with the Restructure.

 

Shared Contract means each of the contracts specified in Schedule 18.

 

Significant Constructive Loss Event means damage or destruction to any Property, including any manufacturing facility located at any Property, in circumstances where such damage or destruction is incapable of being remedied, repaired or rectified without the expenditure by a Group Company of an amount which exceeds (or series of amounts which in aggregate exceed) $20,000,000.

 

Specific Indemnities means the indemnities given by the Seller under clause 18.

 

Specific Indemnity Claim means a Claim under any of the Specific Indemnities.

 

Specified Executives means the persons listed in Schedule 12.

 

Standard Rate means 2% per annum.

 

Step Plan means the Restructure step plan dated July 2020, a copy of which is disclosed in the Due Diligence Materials.

 

Straddle Period has the meaning given in clause 22.2.

 

Subject Claim means any:

 

(a)Warranty Claim;

 

(b)Specific Indemnity Claim;

 

(c)Tax Claim; or

 

(d)Claim by the Buyer arising from a breach of any of the provisions of clauses 5 or 6.

 

Subsidiaries means each of the companies specified in Schedule 3.

 

Superannuation Arrangement means any fund, plan, or scheme, or division of a fund plan or scheme, under which superannuation, retirement, life assurance, death or disability benefits, pensions, annuities or other allowances, gratuities or benefits are or may be provided to or in respect of any employee of any Group Company or their dependants.

 

Superannuation Warranty Claim means any Warranty Claim under section 11.10 of the Warranties to the extent that the Buyer cannot recover under the W&I Insurance Policy due to the W&I Insurance Policy expressly excluding or offering only partial coverage for the relevant fact, matter or circumstance the subject of the Warranty Claim, but only to the extent that the amount recovered by the Buyer is less than the amount of the Claim.

 

Supplier has the meaning given in clause 26.3.

 

Sydney Site means the whole of the land contained in Folio Identifier 13/217705, known as 130-172 Andrews Road, Penrith 2750.

 

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Tax means any tax, levy, excise, duty, charge, surcharge, contribution, withholding tax, impost or withholding obligation of whatever nature, whether direct or indirect, by whatever method collected or recovered, together with any fees, penalties, fines, interest or statutory charges.

 

Tax Act means the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 (Cth) and the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 (Cth) or either of them.

 

Tax Administration Act means the Taxation Administration Act 1953 (Cth).

 

Tax Assessment means any notice (including notification of a Tax audit), demand, assessment, amended assessment, determination, return or other document issued by a Tax Authority or lodged with a Tax Authority under a system of self-assessment as a result of which any Group Company may be required to make a payment of Tax.

 

Tax Authority means any Regulatory Authority responsible for the assessment, collection, withholding or administration of Tax in any country or jurisdiction.

 

Tax Claim means any Claim against the Seller under clause 20.1.

 

Tax Recourse Claim means a Tax Subject Claim in respect of which the Buyer:

 

(a)makes all reasonable endeavours to recover under the W&I Insurance Policy (if and to the extent it has a right to make recovery); and/or

 

(b)cannot recover (whether in part or in whole) under the W&I Insurance Policy,

 

but only to the extent that the amount recovered by the Buyer is less than the amount of the Claim.

 

Tax Sharing and Funding Agreement means the tax sharing and funding agreement, dated 3 May 2006, entered into between the Seller as the Head Company and its wholly-owned Australian registered subsidiaries, a copy of which has been disclosed in the Due Diligence Materials.

 

Tax Subject Claim means a Tax Claim or a Claim for a breach of a Tax Warranty.

 

Tax Warranties means the Warranties set out in paragraph 14 of Schedule 7.

 

Technical Assistance and Licence Agreement means the technical assistance and licence agreement to be entered into between Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc., O-I Operations and O-I Operations (NZ) Ltd in the form set out in Attachment 8.

 

Third Party Claim means any Claim by any person other than any Buyer Group Member or any Seller Group Member against any Group Company.

 

Transaction Documents means:

 

(a)this deed;

 

(b)the Disclosure Letter;

 

(c)the Transitional Services Agreements;

 

(d)the Bottle Supply Contract;

 

(e)the Technical Assistance and Licence Agreement; and

 

(f)any other document agreed by the parties to be a Transaction Document for the purposes of this deed.

 

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Transfer means to sell, assign, transfer, convey or otherwise dispose of a legal or beneficial interest.

 

Transitional Instrument has the meaning given in the Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2009 (Cth).

 

Transitional Services Agreements means the transitional services agreements in the form and on the terms set out at Attachment 4.

 

W&I Insurance Policy means the warranty and indemnity insurance policy issued to the Buyer on the terms set out at Attachment 5.

 

W&I Insurance Premium means the premium payable in respect of the W&I Insurance Policy (including taxes and duties).

 

W&I Insurer means the insurer or insurers under the W&I Insurance Policy.

 

W&I Policy Limit means an amount of $100 million.

 

Warranties means the warranties given by the Seller under clause 15.1 and set out in Schedule 7.

 

Warranty Claim means any Claim by the Buyer arising out of a breach of a Warranty or under the indemnity in clause 15.5.

 

Working Capital means the working capital of the Group as at Completion, comprising those items specified as such in Schedule 11 (and calculated in accordance with the Accounting Principles) as finally agreed or determined in accordance with clause 7.

 

1.2Reasonable endeavours

 

Any provision of this deed which requires a party to use reasonable endeavours or all reasonable endeavours to procure that something is performed or occurs or does not occur does not include any obligation:

 

(a)to pay any money or to provide any financial compensation, valuable consideration or any other incentive to or for the benefit of any person except for payment of any applicable fee for the lodgement or filing of any relevant application with any Regulatory Authority; or

 

(b)to commence any legal action or proceeding against any person,

 

except where that provision expressly specifies otherwise.

 

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1.3Knowledge and awareness of the Seller

 

If any Warranty is qualified by the Seller’s awareness or knowledge, the facts of which the Seller is aware or that are within the Seller’s knowledge are taken to be and are limited to all facts of which the Seller is actually aware at the date of this deed or which it would have been aware if it had made due enquiries of the Specified Executives.

 

1.4Business Days

 

If the day on which any act to be done under this deed is a day other than a Business Day, that act must be done on or by the immediately preceding Business Day except where this deed expressly specifies otherwise.

 

1.5General rules of interpretation

 

In this deed headings are for convenience only and do not affect interpretation and, unless the contrary intention appears:

 

(a)a word importing the singular includes the plural and vice versa, and a word of any gender includes the corresponding words of any other gender;

 

(b)the word including or any other form of that word is not a word of limitation;

 

(c)if a word or phrase is given a defined meaning, any other part of speech or grammatical form of that word or phrase has a corresponding meaning;

 

(d)a reference to a person includes an individual, the estate of an individual, a corporation, a Regulatory Authority, an incorporated or unincorporated association or parties in a joint venture, a partnership and a trust;

 

(e)a reference to a party includes that party’s executors, administrators, successors and permitted assigns, including persons taking by way of novation and, in the case of a trustee, includes any substituted or additional trustee;

 

(f)a reference to a document or a provision of a document is to that document or provision as varied, novated, ratified or replaced from time to time;

 

(g)a reference to this deed is to this deed as varied, novated, ratified or replaced from time to time;

 

(h)a reference to a party, clause, schedule, exhibit, attachment, or annexure is a reference to a party, clause, schedule, exhibit, attachment, or annexure to or of this deed, and a reference to this deed includes all schedules, exhibits, attachments, and annexures to it;

 

(i)a reference to an agency or body if that agency or body ceases to exist or is reconstituted, renamed or replaced or has its powers or function removed (obsolete body), means the agency or body which performs most closely the functions of the obsolete body;

 

(j)a reference to a statute includes any regulations or other instruments made under it (delegated legislation) and a reference to a statute or delegated legislation or a provision of either includes consolidations, amendments, re-enactments and replacements;

 

(k)a reference to $ or dollar is to Australian currency, and a reference to US$ or USD is to US currency; and

 

(l)this deed must not be construed adversely to a party just because that party prepared it or caused it to be prepared.

 

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2.Conditions precedent

 

2.1Conditions

 

Clauses 3, 4 and 6 do not become binding on the parties and have no force or effect, and Completion cannot take place, unless each of the conditions listed in the first column of the following table has been either satisfied or waived in accordance with clause 2.5:

 

Condition Right to waive
(a) All Necessary Approvals required under the Approval Contracts are obtained; Buyer

(b)

Between the date of this deed and the Completion Date, none of the following events has occurred:

 

(i)         no party to a Key Customer Contract has given or received notice of termination of that Key Customer Contract or provided written communication of an intention to terminate the Key Customer Contract; and

 

(ii)        there has been no Significant Constructive Loss Event;

 

Buyer

(c)

The Seller:

 

(i)         has not given a notice to the Buyer under clause 5.6(a); or

 

(ii)        is not in breach of its obligations under clause 5.6(a) by having failed to provide a notice to the Buyer when required to do so in accordance with that clause.

 

Buyer
(d) Restructure Completion occurs; Buyer
(e) No Material Adverse Change has occurred; and Buyer

 

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(f)

All of the following occur:

 

(i)         Charter Hall and O-I Operations enter into the Charter Hall Sale and Lease-back Documentation;

 

(ii)        there is no variation, termination, breach, default or waiver of rights under or in respect of the Charter Hall Sale and Lease-back Documentation;

 

(iii)       settlement of the contracts of sale for each of the Adelaide Site, Melbourne Site and Sydney Site occurs strictly in accordance with the Charter Hall Sale and Lease-back Documentation; and

 

(iv)      as a consequence of the above, the Company is a tenant in respect of the each of the Adelaide Site, Melbourne Site and Sydney Site, on the terms set out in the Charter Hall Sale and Lease-back Documentation.

 

Buyer and Seller

 

2.2Notices regarding Conditions

 

Each party must:

 

(a)keep the other party informed of any material fact, matter or circumstance of which it becomes aware that is reasonably likely to result in a Condition not being satisfied in accordance with its terms; and

 

(b)within 1 Business Day after becoming aware of the satisfaction of any Condition notify the other party of the satisfaction of that Condition and provide reasonable evidence that the Condition has been satisfied.

 

2.3Not used

 

2.4Seller cooperation

 

(a)The Seller must use its reasonable endeavours to ensure that each Condition is satisfied as soon as practicable after the date of this deed.

 

(b)Without limiting clause 2.4(a), in respect of the Charter Hall Sale and Lease-back Condition, the Seller must:

 

(i)cause O-I Operations to enter into the Charter Hall Sale and Lease-back Documentation as soon as practicable after the date of this deed, in a form that is not different in any respect (unless otherwise agreed by the Buyer, in its absolute discretion) to the latest draft form of the Charter Hall Sale and Lease-back Documentation provided to the Buyer prior to execution of this deed;

 

(ii)procure that O-I Operations does everything within its power and control to proceed to settlement under the contracts of sale forming part of the Charter Hall Sale and Lease-back Documentation prior to Completion; and

 

(iii)otherwise do all things required to satisfy the Charter Hall Sale and Lease-back Condition prior to Completion.

 

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2.5Waiver of Conditions

 

A Condition may be waived and may only be waived:

 

(a)if one party is specified in the second column of the table in clause 2.1 opposite that Condition, by that party by notice to the other party; or

 

(b)if more than one party is specified in the second column of the table in clause 2.1 opposite that Condition, by written agreement between all of those parties.

 

2.6Failure of Conditions

 

A party is entitled to terminate this deed by notice to the other party at any time before Completion:

 

(a)if any Condition has become incapable of satisfaction and that Condition has not been waived in accordance with clause 2.5 within 5 Business Days after the occurrence of the fact, matter or circumstance which caused that Condition to become incapable of satisfaction;

 

(b)if any Condition has not been satisfied or waived in accordance with clause 2.5 by the End Date; or

 

(c)if any Condition, having been satisfied on or before the End Date ceases to be satisfied before Completion or the End Date,

 

except where the relevant Condition has become incapable of satisfaction, has not been satisfied, or ceases to be satisfied, as a direct result of a failure by the party seeking to terminate to comply with its obligations under clause 2.4.

 

3. Sale and purchase of Shares

 

3.1Sale and purchase

 

On Completion, the Seller, as legal and beneficial owner, must sell and the Buyer must buy the Shares for the Purchase Price free from all Encumbrances, with all rights, including dividend and voting rights, attached or accrued to them on or after the Completion Date.

 

3.2Waiver

 

The Seller irrevocably and unconditionally waives and releases, in respect of the sale and purchase of the Shares hereunder, all restrictions on transfer that might exist in respect of the Shares.

 

4. Purchase Price

 

4.1Initial Purchase Price

 

The initial purchase price payable for the Shares is the amount that is equal to $732,500,000 (the Initial Purchase Price).

 

4.2Estimated Net Debt and Estimated Working Capital

 

Within 10 Business Days of the satisfaction (or waiver) of the Conditions referred to in clauses 2.1(a) and 2.1(d), the Seller must give to the Buyer a notice setting out the Seller's best estimate of the amount of the Net Debt and Working Capital, which must be prepared in accordance with Schedule 11 and in good faith. For the purposes of the calculation of the Estimated Net Debt, cash and cash equivalents shall be taken to be zero.

 

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4.3Adjustments to Completion Payment

 

The Completion Payment shall be the Initial Purchase Price adjusted as follows:

 

(a)there shall be added an amount, if any, by which the Estimated Working Capital exceeds $[***];

 

(b)there shall be deducted an amount, if any, by which the Estimated Working Capital is less than $[***];

 

(c)there shall be deducted an amount, if any, by which the Estimated Net Debt exceeds zero;

 

(d)there shall be added an amount, if any, by which the Estimated Net Debt is less than zero;

 

(e)there shall be deducted an amount equal to the Deferred Payment; and

 

(f)there shall be deducted an amount equal to the Escrow Amount (as that term is defined under the Escrow Agreement).

 

4.4Completion Accounts adjustments

 

If there is a difference between:

 

(a)the amount of the Completion Payment; and

 

(b)the Initial Purchase Price adjusted as follows:

 

(i)there shall be added an amount, if any, by which the amount of Working Capital exceeds $[***];

 

(ii)there shall be deducted an amount, if any, by which the amount of Working Capital is less than $[***];

 

(iii)there shall be deducted an amount, if any, by which the amount of Net Debt exceeds zero;

 

(iv)there shall be added an amount, if any, by which the amount of Net Debt is less than zero;

 

(v)there shall be deducted an amount equal to the Deferred Payment; and

 

(vi)there shall be deducted an amount equal to the Escrow Amount (as that term is defined under the Escrow Agreement),

 

then the excess of (a) over (b) (the Actual Adjustment Excess) or the shortfall of (a) from (b) (the Actual Adjustment Shortfall) shall be payable in accordance with clause 4.5(b).

 

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4.5Payment of Purchase Price

 

The Purchase Price must be paid as follows:

 

(a)on Completion:

 

(i)the Buyer must pay the Completion Payment in accordance with clause 6.3; and

 

(ii)the Buyer Guarantor and the Seller must each issue a Payment Direction (as that term is defined in the Escrow Agreement) to the Escrow Agent (as that term is defined in the Escrow Agreement) in accordance with clause 6.3;

 

(b)on the Adjustment Payment Date, following completion of the process set out in clause 7:

 

(i)if there is an Actual Adjustment Excess, the Seller must pay to the Buyer the amount of that Actual Adjustment Excess; or

 

(ii)if there is an Actual Adjustment Shortfall, the Buyer must pay to the Seller the amount of that Actual Adjustment Shortfall; and

 

(c)the Buyer must pay to the Seller an amount equal to:

 

(i)the Deferred Payment; plus

 

(ii)if the Deferred Payment is paid to the Seller on or after the date that is 6 months following the Completion Date, interest on the Deferred Payment calculated at the Standard Rate, with such interest to accrue from the date that is 6 months following the Completion Date to the day immediately before the actual date of payment, calculated daily on the basis of a 365 day year and capitalised monthly,

 

on the earlier of:

 

(iii)the date which is 12 months after the Completion Date; and

 

(iv)14 days after the date on which a Buyer Group Member receives (in full) the proceeds in respect of the sale of all of the Auckland Sites, and in this regard, the Buyer must:

 

A.keep the Seller regularly informed on the status of any prospective sale of the Auckland Sites; and

 

B.notify the Seller in writing within 3 Business Days of the date that a Buyer Group Member enters into any sale documentation in respect of the sale of the Auckland Sites and the proposed settlement date under such sale documentation.

 

4.6Treatment of adjustments

 

Any payments made on the Adjustment Payment Date pursuant to this clause 4 shall be treated as an adjustment to the Completion Payment by the parties for all applicable Tax purposes, unless otherwise required by applicable law.

 

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4.7Adjustments for certain payments

 

Any payment made:

 

(a)by the Seller to a Buyer Group Member for any Subject Claim will be treated as a pro-rata reduction in the consideration for each Share; or

 

(b)by the Buyer to the Seller under clause 16.12 or clause 20.5 will be treated as a pro-rata increase in the consideration for each Share.

 

4.8No adjustment for any Relief Amount or Pension Overfunding Amount

 

For the avoidance of doubt, subject to clause 4.7 and without limiting the Buyer's rights in respect of a Subject Claim, there must be no (positive or negative) adjustment to the Purchase Price in respect of any Relief Amount or Pension Overfunding Amount.

 

5.Period before Completion

 

5.1Buyer access

 

For the purposes of assisting the Buyer and its Representatives to understand the Business, to prepare for the transition to the Buyer’s normal working procedures, to facilitate the Other Sale and Lease-back Arrangements and to assist with the Buyer's insurance requirements in respect of the Group, the Seller must procure that from the date of this deed until Completion:

 

(a)the Buyer and its Representatives are given reasonable access during business hours on reasonable notice to:

 

(i)the Properties, subject to the Buyer and its Representatives complying with all applicable laws (including all occupational health and safety laws), and policies, principles and procedures of the Group, when accessing any such Property;

 

(ii)the records of the Group; and

 

(iii)the executive officers of the Group and other key operational employees of the Group; and

 

(b)prospective purchasers of a Freehold Property (other than the Properties the subject of the Charter Hall Sale and Lease-back Arrangements) (and their representatives) nominated by the Buyer (Prospective Purchaser) are given reasonable access to the Freehold Properties during business hours on reasonable notice, provided that:

 

(i)prior to a Prospective Purchaser accessing a Freehold Property, the Buyer must inform the Prospective Purchaser of the obligations of the Buyer and its Representatives under clause 5.1(a)(i); and

 

(ii)a Buyer Representative must accompany the Prospective Purchaser at all times when the Prospective Purchaser is accessing a Freehold Property; and

 

(c)the relevant Group Companies provide any assistance reasonably requested by the Buyer to assist with the Buyer arranging for its own insurances to be put in place in respect of the Group and the Business with effect from Completion, including:

 

(i)assisting the Buyer to respond to any questionnaires issued by any prospective insurer or insurance broker; and

 

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(ii)allowing the Buyer's prospective insurers and consultants engaged by those insurers reasonable access to the Properties during business hours on reasonable notice,

 

provided that the Seller is not obliged to comply with this clause 5.1 to the extent that giving that access would cause material disruption to, or have a material adverse effect on, the day to day conduct of the Business or constitute a breach by the Seller or any Group Company of any law or of the terms of any agreement to which it is party. The Buyer indemnifies the Seller against, and must pay to the Seller on demand the amount of, any Indemnified Loss suffered or incurred by a Seller Group Member as a consequence of or in connection with the Buyer or any of its Representatives accessing any Property in accordance with this clause 5.1 prior to Completion, other than to the extent any Indemnified Loss was caused by the negligence of a Seller Group Member or a Seller Group Member's Representatives.

 

5.2Conduct of Business

 

Subject to clauses 5.3 and 5.4, the Seller must procure that until Completion:

 

(a)the Group only conducts the Business in the ordinary and usual course consistent with its usual and normal business practices, including in respect of the schedule for the planned furnace repairs and certain related accompanying capital and M&E expenditures at the Auckland Site (having regard to the impact on the Business arising out of COVID-19 and the associated delays in the works at the Auckland Site);

 

(b)the Group does not make any significant change to the nature or scale of any activity comprised in the Business;

 

(c)if the employment of an employee of a Group Company is terminated (including by way of redundancy) prior to Completion, the Group Company pays the relevant termination payment to the relevant employee prior to Completion; and

 

(d)the Group maintains Critical Spares at levels materially consistent with the usual and normal business practices of the Group during the 2019 calendar year (having regard to the cyclical nature within a calendar year of the Critical Spares held by the Group),

 

provided the Seller will not be in breach of this clause 5.2 if it fails to comply with any provision of this clause 5.2 due to any fact, matter, thing or circumstances out of the reasonable control of the Seller or any other Group Company at the relevant time.

 

5.3Restricted conduct

 

Subject to clause 5.4(a), the Seller must procure that before Completion, each Group Company does not:

 

(a)issue or allot any share capital or options, securities or other rights convertible into share capital;

 

(b)buy back or redeem any shares or otherwise reduce its share capital or provide financial assistance for the acquisition of its own shares or shares in its holding company;

 

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(c)declare or pay any dividends or other distributions other than a Permitted Dividend;

 

(d)alter the provisions of, or replace, its constitution;

 

(e)dispose of, create or permit to exist any Encumbrance (other than in respect of any Permitted Encumbrance) over, or declare itself the trustee of, any Asset with a value of more than $1,000,000, except in the ordinary course of business;

 

(f)enter into any customer, supplier or leasing contract with a value of $1,000,000 or more;

 

(g)enter into a capital commitment (or series of capital commitments) for an amount of more than $1,000,000;

 

(h)acquire or agree to acquire any material business;

 

(i)cease or discontinue to operate all or a material part of its business;

 

(j)incur additional borrowing or other financial indebtedness (other than Seller Group Member Permitted Debt which does not in aggregate exceed the amount of the Seller Group Member Permitted Debt Cap), grant any loan or advance, or enter into any off balance sheet financing or assume, guarantee or endorse the obligations of any person, other than:

 

(i)additional borrowings and other financial indebtedness incurred by a Group Company pursuant to the Permitted Debt Arrangements or the facilities the subject of the Global Credit Documentation or the Other Credit Documentation, in each case, in effect as at the date of this deed, including in the form of revolving indebtedness, reimbursement obligations in respect of letters of credit or bank guaranties, and overdraft indebtedness, in each case, together with any interest, fees or premium thereon; and

 

(ii)any financial indebtedness or additional borrowings incurred by a Group Company pursuant to any other arrangement in respect of financial indebtedness in effect as of the date of this deed, including pursuant to a financial derivative (regardless of current market valuation) to which a Group Company is party, including but not limited to interest rate swaps, cross currency rate swaps or foreign exchange agreements;

 

(k)cancel or forgive (or enter into any arrangement to cancel or forgive) any indebtedness owed to it, or waive any right to such indebtedness;

 

(l)fail to maintain any current insurance of any assets used in the Business (including the Assets);

 

(m)initiate or settle any Claim or other dispute relating to any assets used in the Business (including the Assets) or involving any Group Company where the amount the subject of the Claim or dispute is $1,000,000 or more;

 

(n)in its conduct of the Business, make any change to its policy and practice as to the payment of creditors, ordering of stock or collection of trade receivables;

 

(o)terminate or adversely vary any Material Contract or accept or agree to any variations to any material services to be performed or goods to be supplied under a Material Contract;

 

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(p)hire, or agree to hire, any employee, agent or contractor with an annual salary or annual services fee of more than $150,000 per year (inclusive of any applicable superannuation but exclusive of bonuses and other benefits);

 

(q)terminate the employment of any employee (including by way of redundancy) or encourage the resignation of any employee with an annual salary of more than $150,000 (inclusive of superannuation but exclusive of bonuses and other benefits), except as expressly provided by the existing redundancy program of the Business as Fairly Disclosed in the Due Diligence Materials;

 

(r)amend the terms of engagement of any employee of a Group Company with an annual salary of more than $150,000 (inclusive of superannuation but exclusive of bonuses and other benefits), either through individual contract or through negotiations with a union;

 

(s)make, or permit to be made, any material changes to the superannuation arrangements of any employees of a Group Company;

 

(t)change its existing accounting policies or procedures; or

 

(u)authorise or agree conditionally or otherwise to do, any of the things referred to in this clause 5.3.

 

5.4Permitted acts

 

(a)Nothing in clauses 5.2 or 5.3 restricts the Seller or the Group Companies from doing any of the following permitted actions:

 

(i)anything that is expressly contemplated in this deed or any other Transaction Document (including as necessary to complete the Restructure and complete the transactions the subject of the Charter Hall Sale and Lease-back Arrangements);

 

(ii)anything that is reasonably and prudently required to be undertaken to respond to an emergency or disaster (including a situation giving rise to a risk of personal injury or damage to property), subject to the Seller consulting with the Buyer (to the extent reasonably possible) before taking any action under this clause 5.4(a)(ii);

 

(iii)anything that is necessary for a Group Company or the Seller to meet its legal or pre-existing (as at the date of this deed) contractual obligations;

 

(iv)any action Fairly Disclosed in the Due Diligence Materials or the Disclosure Letter;

 

(v)any Tax election or filing the Seller, in good faith, regards as reasonably necessary to comply with an applicable law; or

 

(vi)anything that is approved by the Buyer in writing, such approval not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed, provided that the Buyer will be deemed to have provided its approval in writing to an action if the Buyer has not provided notice in writing of its opposition to the taking of such action within 3 Business Days of a request for approval from the Seller.

 

(b)[***].

 

(c)[***].

 

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5.5Seller or Buyer obligations

 

(a)Until the earlier of Completion or termination of this deed, the Seller must not (and must procure that each other Seller Group Member does not) solicit or respond to any enquiries or proposals by any person, other than the Buyer, concerning an acquisition of any of the Shares or, except in the ordinary course of business, any of the assets of any Group Company.

 

(b)If at any time prior to Completion the Seller becomes aware, having made due enquiries of the Specified Executives, of any fact, matter or circumstance that will or is reasonably likely to result in:

 

(i)the Buyer being entitled to issue a Subject Claim against the Seller following Completion in accordance with the terms of this deed; or

 

(ii)a Material Adverse Change occurring,

 

the Seller must promptly give notice of such fact, matter or circumstance to the Buyer.

 

(c)No later than 5 Business Days prior to Completion, the Seller will provide to the Buyer an up to date list of all written claims made by customers (not already included in the Due Diligence Materials) against the Business in excess of $100,000 that as at the date of such notice are unresolved, including reasonable details of each such claim (to the extent known by the Seller).

 

(d)The Seller must use reasonable endeavours to procure that the Acceptable Releases which the Seller is required to deliver to the Buyer on Completion under clause 6.3 in respect of the Global Credit Documentation and the Other Credit Documentation include releases in respect of all Claims against each Group Company under the Global Credit Documentation and the Other Credit Documentation.

 

(e)Prior to Completion, the Seller must use reasonable endeavours to procure that the ASIC record in respect of O-I International Pty Ltd is updated by ASIC to show that all shares in O-I International Pty Ltd are fully paid.

 

(f)[***].

 

(g)[***].

 

(h)The parties acknowledge and agree that:

 

(i)if the Australian Federal Court ruling in relation the Mondelez v AMWU [2019] FCAFC 138 case (Mondelez Case) is successfully overturned on appeal:

 

A.prior to the finalisation of the Completion Accounts in accordance with this deed, Net Debt will be reduced by an amount determined in accordance with item 1.5(n) of Schedule 11; or

 

B.following finalisation of the Completion Accounts in accordance with this deed, the Buyer must pay to the Seller the amount determined in accordance with item 1.5(n) of Schedule 11 upon demand by the Seller (as a pro rata increase in the consideration for each Share);

 

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(ii)in respect of the tax receivable adjustment referred to in item 1.5(o) of Schedule 11 regarding an estimated income tax refund on assessment of O-I Operations (NZ) Ltd (OINZ):

 

A.if the income tax return of OINZ for the year ended 31 December 2019 is lodged with the New Zealand Inland Revenue Department prior to the finalisation of the Completion Accounts in accordance with this deed and a copy of the income tax return supporting the refund is provided to the Buyer, the amount of the refund shall be considered a reduction in Net Debt in the Completion Accounts; or

 

B.if the income tax return of OINZ for the year ended 31 December 2019 is not lodged with the Inland Revenue Department prior to the finalisation of the Completion Accounts in accordance with this deed, the Buyer must pay to the Seller (as a pro-rata increase in the consideration for each Share) any funds received by OINZ from Inland Revenue in relation to any refund in respect of the year ended 31 December 2019 promptly following receipt of any such refund.

 

(i)The Seller must use its best endeavours to provide to the Buyer, on or before Completion, 3 USB storage devices containing complete copies of the Due Diligence Materials, unless it is impractical to do so by that time, in which case the Seller must:

 

(i)provide to the Buyer on Completion evidence that the relevant security settings on the data room are released enabling the Buyer to access the Due Diligence Materials, and the Seller must ensure such access continues after Completion until such USB storage devices have been provided to the Buyer in accordance with clause 5.5(i)(ii); and

 

(ii)continue to use its best endeavours to provide such USB storage devices to the Buyer as soon as practicable following Completion.

 

The Seller acknowledges that, unless otherwise agreed by the Buyer, it will ensure that no further information or materials are added to the Due Diligence Materials following the date of this deed.

 

5.6Customer notice

 

(a)The Seller must immediately give notice in writing to the Buyer if, prior to Completion, a Key Customer of the Business that:

 

(i)does not primarily purchase wine bottles from the Group; and

 

(ii)has a supply contract in place with a Group Company as at the date of this deed that is due to expire prior to 1 November 2020,

 

(Relevant Customer) notifies the Seller or a Group Company in writing prior to Completion:

 

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(iii)it does not intend to renew, extend or otherwise enter into a new contract with a Group Company; or

 

(iv)it does not intend to purchase any products from a Group Company,

 

on and from the expiry of such existing supply contract.

 

(b)The Seller must:

 

(i)without limiting the Seller's obligations under clause 5.3, keep the Buyer regularly informed regarding:

 

A.any information (written or otherwise) which the Seller or any Group Company receives from the Relevant Customer; and

 

B.all negotiations with the Relevant Customer in connection with the extension, renewal or replacement of any supply contract between the Relevant Customer and any Group Company; and

 

(ii)on request by the Buyer, provide the Buyer with reasonable information regarding the matters set out in this clause 5.6.

 

5.7Further Bottle Supply Agreement

 

Prior to Completion, the Buyer and the Seller agree to use their respective best endeavours to agree the terms of a bottle supply agreement to be entered into by a Group Company (as customer) and [***] (as supplier), subject to and with effect from Completion, on terms materially consistent with the terms of the Bottle Supply Agreement.

 

5.8Buyer obligations in respect of insurance

 

The Buyer must use its best endeavours to put in place, as soon as possible after the date of this deed, its own insurance in respect of the Group, the Assets and the Business to take effect from Completion (Completion Insurances) and must:

 

(a)keep the Seller regularly informed regarding its progress in putting in place the Completion Insurances; and

 

(b)notify the Seller immediately when the Completion Insurances are in place.

 

6. Completion

 

6.1Time and place for Completion

 

Completion must take place at the offices of Clayton Utz, Level 18, 333 Collins Street, Melbourne, Australia, at 12pm on the latest to occur of:

 

(a)the last Business Day of the month in which the latest of the following events occurs:

 

(i)the date which is 5 Business Days after the Seller has provided the statement of the Estimated Net Debt and Estimated Working Capital in accordance with clause 4.2; and

 

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(ii)the date which is 5 Business Days after all of the Conditions (other than the Charter Hall Sale and Lease-back Condition, which is contemplated to be satisfied immediately prior to Completion) have been satisfied or waived in accordance with clause 2.5; and

 

(b)1 Business Day after the date on which all of the Completion Insurances are in place or 31 August 2020 (whichever is earlier),

 

or at any other place, date or time as the Seller and the Buyer agree in writing.

 

6.2Provision of information before Completion

 

(a)The Seller must provide to the Buyer no later than 5 Business Days before Completion a notice setting out the Debt Payment Amount, and details of the relevant payee(s) and their bank accounts (such provision being deemed to be an instruction and direction by the Seller and the relevant Group Companies to make payment of the Debt Payment Amount to such payees in accordance with clause 6.3).

 

(b)The Buyer must provide to the Seller no later than 5 Business Days before Completion:

 

(i)the names of any director, secretary and public officer of each Group Company that the Buyer does not require to resign on Completion;

 

(ii)the names of each person that the Buyer requires to be appointed as a director, secretary or public officer of any Group Company together with a signed consent to act in that capacity; and

 

(iii)the address of any new registered office that the Buyer requires any Group Company to adopt.

 

6.3Parties’ obligations to effect Completion

 

At Completion or in the case of step 1, at or before Completion, each party must perform, or procure the performance of, the following actions in the following order:

 

Step Party required to take action Action
1. The Seller

Duly convene and hold a meeting of the directors of each Group Company at which the directors resolve, subject to Completion occurring:

 

(a)        in the case of the Company to approve the registration of the Buyer as the holder of the Shares subject to payment of any duty payable on the transfer of the Shares;

 

(b)        to record the resignation of each director, secretary and public officer of each Group Company whose resignation effective from Completion is to be delivered under step 2(e) of this table;

 

 

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Step Party required to take action Action

(c)        to appoint as directors, secretaries and public officers of each Group Company each person notified under clause 6.2(b)(ii);

 

(d)        to revoke each existing authority to operate any bank account of each Group Company and approve any new authority as may be provided by the Buyer to the Seller before the relevant board meeting;

 

(e)        to change the registered office of each Group Company to the address notified under clause 6.2(b)(iii); and

 

(f)         to revoke each existing power of attorney granted by any Group Company (other than the power of attorney in respect of the PT Kangar Transfer).

 

2. The Seller

Deliver to the Buyer:

 

(a)        completed transfers of the Shares in favour of the Buyer as transferee duly executed by the registered holder (being the Seller) as transferor and any original share certificates, or duly executed indemnities for any lost share certificates, in respect of all Shares;

 

(b)        all statutory registers and minute books of each Group Company and the common seal, if any, of each Group Company (to the extent not held by a Group Company);

 

(c)        any original share certificates, or duly executed indemnities from the relevant registered holder for any lost share certificates, in respect of all of the shares in each Subsidiary;

 

(d)        details of the ASIC corporate key of each Group Company, being an 8 digit number uniquely associated with a company’s ACN, and details of the New Zealand Companies Office authorities for each Group Company as relevant;

 

(e)        the written resignation of each director, secretary or public officer of a Group Company (duly executed by the relevant person), except for any such notified by the Buyer under clause 6.2(b)(i) and who has agreed to remain in office;

 

(f)         duly executed Acceptable Releases in respect of the Shares (including, for the avoidance of doubt, from all Encumbrances over or affecting the Shares that relate to or are connected with the Global Credit Documentation) and the Assets, in a form acceptable to the Buyer (such approval not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed);

 

 

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Step Party required to take action Action

(g)        duly executed Acceptable Releases in respect of the Global Credit Documentation in a form acceptable to the Buyer (such approval not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed);

 

(h)        duly executed Acceptable Releases in respect of the Other Credit Documentation in a form acceptable to the Buyer (such approval not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed);

 

(i)         duly executed Acceptable Releases in respect of any indebtedness incurred by the Group in accordance with clause 5.3(j)(ii) in a form acceptable to the Buyer (such approval not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed);

 

(j)         a certificate duly executed by the Seller confirming the matters referred to in clauses 10.1 and 10.2 have been satisfied and duly executed originals of the deeds of release referred to in clause 10.2(c);

 

(k)        a certificate duly executed by the Seller confirming the release of each Group Company Guarantee in accordance with clause 11.1;

 

(l)         duly signed minutes of each meeting convened under step 1 of this table;

 

(m)      an original counterpart of each of the other Transaction Document to which the Seller or any other Seller Group Member is a party (including the Transitional Services Agreements) duly executed by the Seller and any other Seller Group Member that is a party to the other Transaction Documents (including the Transitional Services Agreements);

 

(n)        a copy of the Notice of Disposal Certificate, duly executed by the Seller in accordance with clause 11.3(a);

 

(o)        copies of the following reports contained within the Disclosure Materials accompanied by a duly executed letter from the authoring company or firm addressed to and confirming that such reports can be relied on by the Buyer (in each case, in the form agreed by the Buyer prior to the date of this deed): (i) the environmental due diligence reports issued by Environmental Earth Sciences in respect of the Group dated 29 November 2019 and 5 December 2019; (ii) the legal due diligence report issued by Clayton Utz in respect of the Group dated 29 November 2019, together with the addendum to that report issued by Clayton Utz in respect of the Group dated 12 February 2020; (iii) the legal due diligence report issued by Simpson Grierson dated 29 November 2019; (iv) the financial due diligence report issued by EY in respect of the Group dated 26 November 2019 and the subsequent trading updates dated 3 December 2019 and 13 February 2020; and (v) the tax due diligence report issued by EY in respect of the Group dated 26 November 2019;

 

 

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Step Party required to take action Action

(p)        a duly executed original of the Bottle Supply Contract;

 

(q)        copies of the Charter Hall Sale and Lease-back Documentation duly executed by all parties to the Charter Hall Sale and Lease-back Documentation;

 

(r)         a duly executed original of the Technical Assistance and Licence Agreement;

 

(s)        a status update regarding the Auckland furnace capital works project including all information and supporting evidence reasonably required by the Buyer, including confirmation regarding current and future expenditure on the project; and

 

(t)         a Payment Direction (as that term is defined under the Escrow Agreement) duly executed by the Seller in the form attached as Attachment 2 to the Escrow Agreement authorising the Escrow Agent (as that term is defined under the Escrow Agreement) to release the balance of the Escrow Fund (as that term is defined under the Escrow Agreement) to the Seller.

 

3. The Buyer

Pay:

 

(a)        to the Seller, an amount equal to the Completion Payment less the Debt Payment Amount; and

 

(b)        to the person(s) notified in accordance with clause 6.2(a), the Debt Payment Amount (on behalf of the Seller and the relevant Group Companies).

 

 

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Step Party required to take action Action
4. The Buyer

Deliver to the Seller:

 

(a)        documentation evidencing to the reasonable satisfaction of the Seller the release of each Seller Group Guarantee procured in accordance with clause 11.2;

 

(b)        a copy of the no claims declarations duly executed in accordance with the W&I Insurance Policy;

 

(c)        evidence that all conditions to the W&I Insurer’s obligations required to be satisfied on or before Completion under the W&I Insurance Policy have been satisfied (or will be satisfied once Completion occurs);

 

(d)        evidence that each premium and each other amount payable in respect of the W&I Insurance Policy has been paid in accordance with clause 19.4;

 

(e)        a Payment Direction (as that term is defined under the Escrow Agreement) duly executed by the Buyer Guarantor in the form attached as Attachment 2 to the Escrow Agreement authorising the Escrow Agent (as that term is defined under the Escrow Agreement) to release the balance of the Escrow Fund (as that term is defined under the Escrow Agreement) to the Seller;

 

(f)         documentation evidencing to the reasonable satisfaction of the Seller that a bank guarantee or bank guarantees have been delivered to Charter Hall in order to release the Seller Guarantor from any liability under the Charter Hall Sale and Lease-back Arrangements; and

 

(g)        an original counterpart of each other Transaction Document to which the Buyer is a party, duly executed by the Buyer.

 

 

6.4Delivery method

 

Any document or other item specified in step 2(b) of the table set out in clause 6.3 may be delivered to the Buyer by leaving that document or other item in a safe and appropriate place at the Property at which it is located on the Completion Date.

 

6.5Interdependence of obligations at Completion

 

The obligations of the parties under clause 6.3 are interdependent and must be performed, as nearly as possible, simultaneously. If any obligation specified in clause 6.3 is not performed on or before Completion then, without limiting any other rights of the parties, Completion is taken not to have occurred and any document delivered, or payment made, under clause 6.3 must be returned to the party that delivered it or paid it.

 

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6.6Failure to complete

 

(a)If Completion does not occur in accordance with this clause 6 because of the failure of any party (Defaulting Party) to satisfy any of its obligations under this clause 6 then:

 

(i)the Buyer (where the Defaulting Party is the Seller); or

 

(ii)the Seller (where the Defaulting Party is the Buyer),

 

(in either case the Non-Defaulting Party) may (at its option and by notice to the Defaulting Party):

 

(iii)proceed to Completion so far as is practical without affecting or waiving their rights under this deed; or

 

(iv)defer Completion for up to 10 Business Days after the date on which Completion was scheduled to occur (in which case the provisions of this clause will apply to the deferred date for Completion as if it were the date on which Completion was scheduled to occur); or

 

(v)if, on the deferred date on which Completion is scheduled to occur, the Defaulting Party does not comply with any provision of this deed which requires the Defaulting Party to take an action to enable Completion to occur, terminate this deed.

 

(b)If the Defaulting Party fails to comply with a notice given under this clause 6.6, the Non-Defaulting Party may without limiting its other rights or remedies available under this deed or at law:

 

(i)immediately terminate this deed, in which case the Non-Defaulting Party may seek damages for breach of this deed:

 

(ii)seek specific performance of this deed, in which case:

 

A.if specific performance is obtained the Non-Defaulting Party may also seek damages for breach of this deed; and

 

B.if specific performance is not obtained the Non-Defaulting Party may then terminate this deed in which case the Non-Defaulting Party may seek damages for breach of this deed.

 

6.7Remedies for Buyer breach

 

(a)The Buyer hereby acknowledges and agrees that if it is the Defaulting Party or is in breach of any other provision of this deed, such breach may cause the Seller to be irreparably harmed and damages alone would not be adequate to compensate the Seller or its Affiliates for such breach, and agrees that:

 

(i)without limiting the relief that the Seller is entitled to seek, an order for specific performance would be an appropriate and equitable remedy and the Seller may seek that or any other equitable order or relief; and

 

(ii)in respect of any such application by the Seller the Buyer must not make or permit to be made on its behalf any submission or contention in any relevant proceeding to the effect that granting such an order or equitable relief is not appropriate because the payment of damages alone would be adequate to compensate the Seller or that such remedy is otherwise inequitable or disproportionate.

 

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(b)Without limiting the Seller’s other rights or remedies available under this deed or at law, the Buyer and the Seller acknowledge and agree that the damages recoverable by the Seller for breach of this deed include:

 

(i)all costs and expenses reasonably incurred by the Seller arising from the Buyer’s non-compliance with its obligations (under clause 6.6 or otherwise) and any steps taken by the Seller to enforce this deed or sue for damages including the Seller’s legal costs (on an indemnity basis);

 

(ii)the difference between the Purchase Price which would have been payable had the Buyer complied in full with its obligations under this deed and the price at which the Shares are sold on any bona fide resale in which the Seller takes reasonable steps to achieve the best price reasonably obtainable; and

 

(iii)all costs and expenses reasonably incurred in any resale or attempted resale of the Shares including the Seller’s legal costs (on an indemnity basis) and other professional costs,

 

in each case, provided that the Seller acts reasonably to mitigate its losses.

 

6.8Title and risk

 

Beneficial ownership of and risk in the Shares will pass from the Seller to the Buyer on Completion.

 

6.9Acknowledgement and release

 

With effect from Completion, the Buyer acknowledges that it must not make, and forever releases each Seller Group Member from, any Claim alleging a Material Adverse Change occurred or may have occurred as a result of:

 

(a)a change in:

 

(i)any legislation or regulation, any judicial or administrative interpretation of the law or any practice or policy of a Regulatory Authority (whether or not retrospective in effect);

 

(ii)general industry, regulatory, political, market or economic conditions; or

 

(iii)any act of war or terrorism;

 

(b)the mere fact of COVID-19 having occurred prior to the date of this deed; and

 

(c)the Seller not having provided notice prior to Completion that a Material Adverse Change occurred, in circumstances where the Seller considered, in its opinion (acting reasonably), that a Material Adverse Change had not occurred for the purposes of this deed.

 

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7.Adjustment to Purchase Price

 

7.1Preparation and delivery of Completion Accounts

 

The Seller must prepare and deliver to the Buyer no later than 45 Business Days after Completion a draft of a consolidated statement of financial position of the Group Companies as at Completion (Draft Completion Accounts) in the form and including the items specified in the relevant parts of Schedule 11 and prepared in accordance with:

 

(a)the specific principles and policies set out in part 2 of Schedule 11;

 

(b)to the extent that the treatment of any item is not dealt with in the principles and policies referred to in clause 7.1(a), those accounting principles, policies and practices adopted by the Group Companies in the preparation of the Last Accounts; and

 

(c)to the extent that the treatment of any item is not dealt with in the principles and policies referred to in clauses 7.1(a) or 7.1(b), the Accounting Standards in force as at Completion,

 

((a) to (c) together, Accounting Principles).

 

For the avoidance of doubt, the Draft Completion Accounts must be prepared without taking into account any event occurring after Completion.

 

7.2Assistance from Seller

 

From the Completion Date until the Completion Accounts have been finalised in accordance with this clause 7 the Seller must provide (and must procure that each other Seller Group Member provides) all assistance reasonably required to enable the Buyer to comply with and exercise its rights under this clause 7, including by providing the Buyer and its Representatives access to any Records that are within the possession or control of any Seller Group Member and the working papers used in preparing the Draft Completion Accounts.

 

7.3Assistance from Group Companies

 

The Buyer must from the Completion Date until the Completion Accounts have been finalised in accordance with this clause 7 procure that each Group Company provides all assistance reasonably required to enable the Seller to comply with and exercise its rights under this clause 7, including by providing the Seller and its Representatives access to the Records, the employees of any Group Company and the Properties.

 

7.4Buyer’s response to Draft Completion Accounts

 

The Buyer must within 30 Business Days after the date on which it receives the Draft Completion Accounts give to the Seller either:

 

(a)a notice stating that the Buyer agrees with the Draft Completion Accounts; or

 

(b)a notice (Dispute Notice) stating that the Buyer does not agree with the Draft Completion Accounts and specifying:

 

(i)each item in the Draft Completion Accounts that it disputes (Disputed Item);

 

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(ii)the grounds on which it disputes each Disputed Item; and

 

(iii)the proposed adjustment to each Disputed Item,

 

provided that the Buyer may not give such notice unless the amount of the proposed adjustment exceeds $50,000.

 

If the Buyer gives notice under clause 7.4(a) or if at the conclusion of the 30 Business Day period referred to in this clause 7.4 the Buyer has not given a notice under clause 7.4(a) or a Dispute Notice under clause 7.4(b) then the Draft Completion Accounts will constitute the Completion Accounts for the purposes of this deed.

 

7.5Negotiation of Disputed Items

 

If the Buyer gives a Dispute Notice under clause 7.4(b) then:

 

(a)the Draft Completion Accounts are final and conclusive of all matters specified in it except for the Disputed Items;

 

(b)the Buyer and the Seller must confer and use reasonable endeavours to resolve each Disputed Item;

 

(c)if any Disputed Item is not resolved within 20 Business Days after the date that a Dispute Notice is given under clause 7.4(b) then either party may give a notice to the other party stating that it requires the Disputed Item to be determined by expert determination in accordance with clause 7.6, and upon such determination the Draft Completion Accounts are to be adjusted to reflect such determination and will be final and conclusive of all matters specified in it; and

 

(d)if neither party gives a notice under clause 7.5(c) within 30 Business Days after the date that a Dispute Notice is given under clause 7.4(b) then the Draft Completion Accounts are to be adjusted to reflect the resolution of any Disputed Items under clause 7.5(b) (but all other Disputed Items shall be reflected as set out in the Draft Completion Accounts) and will be final and conclusive of all matters specified in it.

 

7.6Expert determination

 

Any expert determination of a Disputed Item must be conducted in accordance with the following provisions:

 

(a)the expert must be one of KPMG or PwC:

 

(i)who is not conflicted as a result of any existing relationship with either the Seller or the Buyer (unless otherwise agreed); and

 

(ii)agreed between the parties or failing agreement between the parties within 10 Business Days after the referral to expert determination or in the event that each of KPMG and PwC are conflicted, a person (or firm of accountants) nominated by the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Disputes Centre,

 

(Expert);

 

(b)the Expert must make the determination in accordance with the terms of this deed (which determination shall be limited to the Disputed Items referred to the Expert);

 

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(c)the Expert will act as an independent expert and not as an arbitrator;

 

(d)the Expert must decide the procedure to be followed;

 

(e)the Expert must make the determination within the shortest possible time but, in any event, within 20 Business Days after the date of appointment;

 

(f)the Buyer and the Seller must provide the Expert with any information and assistance reasonably required by the Expert to determine the Disputed Items referred to the Expert;

 

(g)all correspondence between a party and the Expert must be in writing and copied to the other parties;

 

(h)the Buyer and the Seller must keep all information disclosed during the expert determination confidential;

 

(i)the Expert must issue a written determination containing reasons;

 

(j)the determination of the Expert will be final and binding in the absence of manifest error; and

 

(k)the Buyer must pay the costs of the Expert, except where the difference between the Actual Adjustment Excess or Actual Adjustment Shortfall set out in the Completion Accounts after the decision of the Expert and the Actual Adjustment Excess or Actual Adjustment Shortfall set out in the Draft Completion Accounts is equal to or more than $125,000, and in that case the costs of the Expert must be paid by the Seller.

 

8.Exit from the Seller Consolidated Group

 

8.1Clear exit

 

(a)At least 10 Business Days prior to Completion, the Seller must prepare and provide to the Buyer draft calculations and accompanying supporting workpapers of the Clear Exit Amount for each Group Company which is a member of the Seller Consolidated Group for the Buyer’s review.

 

(b)At least 5 Business Days prior to Completion, the Buyer may provide to the Seller any reasonable comments in respect of the draft calculations referred to in clause 8.1(a) for the Seller's consideration.

 

(c)At least 2 Business Days prior to Completion, the Seller must:

 

(i)serve on each Group Company which is a member of the Seller Consolidated Group a written notice of demand in accordance with clause 9.6 of the Tax Sharing and Funding Agreement demanding payment of its final Clear Exit Amount based on the draft calculations referred to in clause 8.1(a) but amended as required to take account of any reasonable comments provided to the Seller by the Buyer under clause 8.1(b); and

 

(ii)provide copies of each such notice to the Buyer.

 

(d)No later than 1 Business Day prior to Completion, if required, the Seller must procure that each Group Company which is a member of the Seller Consolidated Group pays to the Seller its Clear Exit Amount in accordance with clause 9.9 of the Tax Sharing and Funding Agreement and provides a receipt to the Buyer for each such payment.

 

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8.2Deed of Release

 

Subject to clause 8.1(d), at least 1 Business Day prior to Completion, the Seller as Head Company of the Seller Consolidated Group must enter into and must procure that each Group Company which is a member of the Seller Consolidated Group enters into the Deed of Release.

 

9.Foreign resident capital gains withholding

 

(a)For the purposes of section 14-225(1) of Schedule 1 to the Tax Administration Act, the Seller declares, for the period beginning from the date of this deed and ending on Completion, that it is and will be an Australian resident, as that term is defined in the Tax Act (Seller's CGT Declaration).

 

(b)The Buyer acknowledges and agrees that:

 

(i)at the time it receives the Seller’s CGT Declaration from the Seller under clause 9(a) (or any further declaration under clause 9(c)), it does not know the Seller’s CGT Declaration to be false;

 

(ii)the Seller’s CGT Declaration is a declaration for the purposes of Subdivision 14-D of Schedule 1 to the Tax Administration Act; and

 

(iii)because of the Seller’s CGT Declaration, it will not withhold under Subdivision 14-D of Schedule 1 to the Tax Administration Act.

 

(c)If Completion occurs later than the date that is six months after the date of this deed, the Seller must deliver to the Buyer, at least five Business Days before Completion, a further declaration in writing in accordance with clause 9(a).

 

10.Clean break

 

10.1Indebtedness owed to the Group Companies and Claims against Group Companies

 

(a)The Seller must procure that on or before Completion all indebtedness owed from any Seller Group Member to each Group Company is:

 

(i)repaid in full together with all interest accrued up to the date of repayment; or

 

(ii)in the case of indebtedness (whether or not reflected in the accounts of the Seller or a Group Company) between members of the Seller Consolidated Group, released, waived, extinguished or forgiven (in each case, on terms acceptable to the Buyer, acting reasonably) to the extent not repaid under clause 10.1(a)(i).

 

(b)With effect from Completion, the Seller indemnifies the Buyer against, and must pay to the Buyer on demand the amount of, any Indemnified Loss suffered or incurred by the Buyer as a result of any Claim by a Seller Group Member against a Group Company relating to the period before Completion, other than in respect of Seller Group Member Permitted Debt which in aggregate does not exceed the Seller Group Member Permitted Debt Cap.

 

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10.2Indebtedness owed to any Seller Group Member

 

The Seller must procure that:

 

(a)on or before Completion, all indebtedness owed from any Group Company to any Seller Group Member other than a Seller Group Member Releasing Party is repaid in full together with all interest accrued up to the date of repayment;

 

(b)on or before Completion:

 

(i)all indebtedness owed from any Group Company to a Seller Group Member Releasing Party other than Seller Group Member Permitted Debt is repaid in full together with all interest accrued up to the date of repayment; and

 

(ii)all Seller Group Member Permitted Debt which in aggregate exceeds the Seller Group Member Permitted Debt Cap is repaid in full together with all interest accrued up to the date of repayment; and

 

(c)on or before Completion, each of the Seller Group Member Releasing Parties executes and delivers to the Buyer an unconditional (except for Completion occurring) and irrevocable deed of release in favour of each Group Company in relation to any Claims by that Seller Group Member Releasing Party against any Group Company relating to the period before Completion, other than in respect of Seller Group Member Permitted Debt which in aggregate does not exceed the Seller Group Member Permitted Debt Cap.

 

10.3Net basis

 

The repayment of indebtedness under clauses 10.1 and 10.2 shall be effected on a net basis so that such payment obligations (converted, where not in $, into $ at the spot rate prevailing for the relevant current pair on the date of payment) shall be netted off such that each of the Group’s or the Seller’s obligation to make or procure payment of any the relevant amount will be automatically satisfied and discharged and, if the aggregate amount that would otherwise have been payable by one payor exceeds the aggregate amount that would otherwise have been payable by the other payor, replaced by an obligation upon the payor by which the larger aggregate amount would have been payable to pay to the other party the excess of the larger aggregate amount over the smaller aggregate amount.

 

10.4Clean break

 

The Seller must procure that, on or before Completion, all contracts between a Seller Group Member and a Group Company must be terminated on terms such that all of the obligations and liabilities of, and Claims against, the Group and each Group Company are released and discharged in full and otherwise on terms acceptable to the Buyer (acting reasonably).

 

11.Release of Guarantees and other post-Completion obligations

 

11.1Group Company Guarantees

 

The Seller must use all reasonable endeavours to procure the release with effect from Completion of each Group Company from any actual, contingent or accrued liabilities under each Group Company Guarantee, including by providing to the beneficiary under each Group Company Guarantee an equivalent Guarantee and any information or document reasonably required by that beneficiary as a condition of releasing that Group Company Guarantee. If any Group Company Guarantee is not released by Completion the Seller:

 

(a)must continue to use all reasonable endeavours after Completion to procure the release of that Group Company Guarantee; and

 

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(b)indemnifies the Buyer against, and must pay to the Buyer on demand the amount of, any Indemnified Loss suffered or incurred after Completion by a Buyer Group Member under or in connection with a Group Company Guarantee.

 

11.2Seller Group Guarantees

 

The Buyer must use all reasonable endeavours to procure the release with effect from Completion of each Seller Group Member from any actual, contingent or accrued liabilities under each Seller Group Guarantee, including by providing to the beneficiary under each Seller Group Guarantee an equivalent Guarantee and any information or document reasonably required by that beneficiary as a condition of releasing that Seller Group Guarantee. If any Seller Group Guarantee is not released by Completion the Buyer:

 

(a)must after Completion continue to use all reasonable endeavours to procure the release of each Seller Group Guarantee; and

 

(b)indemnifies the Seller against, and must pay to the Seller on demand the amount of, any Indemnified Loss suffered or incurred after Completion by any Seller Group Member under or in connection with a Seller Group Guarantee.

 

11.3Deed of Cross Guarantee

 

The parties must take all steps necessary to ensure that the Deed of Cross Guarantee ceases to apply to each Group Company in the manner contemplated by clause 4.2 of the Deed of Cross Guarantee as soon as practicable after Completion and in particular:

 

(a)at Completion, the Seller must give to the Buyer and must lodge with ASIC (and must procure that the Company lodges with ASIC) a copy of a certificate executed by the directors of the Seller in the form prescribed by ASIC certifying that the sale of the Shares is a bona fide sale and that the consideration for the sale is fair and reasonable (Notice of Disposal Certificate); and

 

(b)the Buyer must procure that on or prior to the next Business Day following the Completion Date the Company lodges with ASIC a notice of disposal in the form prescribed by ASIC together with a copy of the Notice of Disposal Certificate.

 

11.4PT Kangar Transfer

 

(a)Following Completion, the Seller must use its best endeavours to finalise, complete, register and otherwise perfect the PT Kangar Transfer as soon as practicable. The Seller must:

 

(i)keep the Buyer regularly informed on the status of the PT Kangar Transfer;

 

(ii)notify the Buyer immediately when the PT Kangar Transfer is complete; and

 

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(iii)on request by the Buyer, provide the Buyer with any documentation or information reasonably requested by the Buyer in relation to the PT Kangar Transfer.

 

(b)With effect from Completion, the Buyer must procure that ACI Packaging Services Pty Ltd:

 

(i)does not deal with, transfer or create any Encumbrance over, or otherwise purport to deal with, transfer or create any Encumbrance over, the shares held by it in P.T. Kangar Consolidated Industries in any way;

 

(ii)signs all documents and forms and takes any other action and does any other thing as may be reasonably requested by the Seller in connection with:

 

A.the shares held by it in P.T. Kangar Consolidated Industries; and

 

B.the PT Kangar Transfer,

 

at the cost of the Seller; and

 

(iii)does not revoke or seek to revoke the power of attorney dated 9 July 2020 given by it in favour of the Seller, a copy of which is disclosed in the Due Diligence Materials, until such time that the Seller has notified the Buyer in writing that the PT Kangar Transfer has been completed.

 

(c)For the avoidance of doubt, other than in respect of a breach of any obligation of the Buyer under clause 11.4(b), none of the matters contemplated by this clause 11.4 in any way limit the Specific Indemnity under clause 18(a).

 

12.Restraint

 

12.1Non-competition

 

(a)The Seller and the Seller Guarantor must not, and must procure that each other Restricted Person does not:

 

(i)engage in any Restricted Business; or

 

(ii)solicit, canvass, approach or accept an approach from a person who was at any time during the 6 months ending on the Completion Date a customer of the Group or the Business with a view to obtaining their custom in a business that is the same or similar to the Business or is in competition with the Business; or

 

(iii)enter into any arrangement or understanding that expressly limits or restricts the terms on which any supplier may sell goods or services to the Group.

 

(b)In this clause 12.1, engage in means to carry on, participate in, provide finance or services or goods, or otherwise be directly or indirectly involved as a shareholder, unitholder, director, consultant, adviser, contractor, supplier, principal, agent, manager, employee, beneficiary, partner, associate, trustee or financier.

 

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12.2Exceptions

 

(a)Clause 12.1 does not prevent:

 

(i)the Seller, Seller Guarantor or any other Restricted Person from:

 

A.holding securities in any listed corporation or unit trust which in aggregate carry not more than 5% of the votes which could be cast at a general meeting of that corporation or a meeting of holders of units in that unit trust; or

 

B.exporting into Australia and/or New Zealand glass container products sold to any Buyer Group Member; or

 

C.supplying glass container products outside of Australia and New Zealand to a customer where those glass container products are filled with food or beverage before being imported into Australia and/or New Zealand; or

 

(ii)subject to clause 12.2(b), any business or operations conducted by a Joint Venture Company from time to time.

 

(b)[***].

 

(c)In this clause 12.2, Joint Venture Company means:

 

(i)[***]; and

 

(ii)[***].

 

12.3Non-solicitation

 

The Seller and the Seller Guarantor must not, and must procure that each other Restricted Person does not, induce or entice, or attempt to induce or entice, any person that is an employee or independent contractor of a Group Company to leave their employment or engagement with the Group Company, other than:

 

(a)as a result of advertising employment vacancies in any newspaper, website or other publication or through a recruitment agency not specifically targeted to the person and interviewing and negotiating with any person responding to that advertisement; or

 

(b)to a person whose employment with a Group Company was terminated prior to any offer being made by the Restricted Person (but not in relation to that offer being made).

 

12.4Duration of prohibitions

 

The undertakings in clauses 12.1 and 12.3 begin on the Completion Date and end:

 

(a)on the fifth anniversary of the Completion Date;

 

(b)on the fourth anniversary of the Completion Date;

 

(c)on the third anniversary of the Completion Date;

 

(d)on the second anniversary of the Completion Date;

 

(e)on the first anniversary of the Completion Date.

 

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12.5Geographic application of prohibitions

 

The undertakings in clauses 12.1 and 12.3 apply only if the activity prohibited by clause 12.1 or 12.3 occurs within:

 

(a)Australia and / or New Zealand;

 

(b)Queensland, New Zealand, New South Wales, Victoria and / or South Australia;

 

(c)Queensland, New Zealand, New South Wales and / or Victoria;

 

(d)Queensland, New Zealand, and / or New South Wales;

 

(e)Queensland and / or New Zealand;

 

(f)Queensland.

 

12.6Interpretation

 

Clauses 12.1, 12.3, 12.4 and 12.5 have effect together as if they consisted of separate provisions, each being severable from the other. Each separate provision results from combining each undertaking in clause 12.1 and 12.3, with each period in clause 12.4, and combining each of those combinations with each area in clause 12.5. If any of those separate provisions is invalid or unenforceable for any reason, the invalidity or unenforceability does not affect the validity or enforceability of any of the other separate provisions or other combinations of the separate provisions of clauses 12.1, 12.3, 12.4 and 12.5.

 

12.7Proceedings

 

Each party acknowledges that damages alone would not be adequate to compensate for any breach by the other party of this clause 12 and agrees that without limiting the relief that the first party is entitled to seek, the first party may seek an injunction if the other party is in breach of, or threatens to breach the provisions of this clause 12.

 

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13.Other obligations following Completion

 

13.1Access to Records

 

In addition to any other rights of access under this deed, the Buyer must procure that for a period of 8 years after Completion (or for any longer period required by law) each Group Company retains all Records and makes available to the Seller and its Representatives on reasonable notice and at the expense of the Seller any Records which are reasonably required by the Seller:

 

(a)to enable any Seller Group Member to prepare accounts, tax returns and other statutory returns or fulfil any other obligation relating wholly or partly to any period before Completion; or

 

(b)in connection with the prosecution or defence of any Claim by or against any Seller Group Member (other than Claims by or against any Buyer Group Member),

 

provided that the Buyer is not required to comply with any request under this clause 13.1 to the extent that doing so is reasonably likely to result in a waiver of privilege in relation to any document.

 

13.2Insurance

 

(a)The Seller Group shall maintain all insurance policies currently in force for the Business, operations and Assets of the Group Companies (Existing Insurance Policies) until Completion, including among others, existing commercial general liability policies (Existing General Liability Insurance Policies).

 

(b)The Buyer is responsible for, and (subject to this clause 13.2) assumes all risk in respect of, obtaining, purchasing and maintaining, at Buyer’s own expense, insurance for the Group Companies and its business, operations and assets following Completion.

 

(c)Without limiting the Seller's obligations under clauses 5.2 or 5.3(l), if, after Completion, the Buyer or a Group Company becomes aware of a Claim which may be covered under any Existing Insurance Policies, the Buyer must promptly notify the Seller, in writing and as follows: Global Risk Management Director O-I Glass, Inc. 1 Michael Owens Way, Perrysburg, OH 43551 and General Counsel O-I Glass, Inc. 1 Michael Owens Way, Perrysburg, OH 43551, unless the Seller and the relevant insurer under the Existing Insurance Policies are already on notice. On receipt of such written notice, the Seller must:

 

(i)reasonably assist and cooperate with the Group Company in its efforts to pursue insurance under the Existing Insurance Policies by providing, to the extent reasonably available, access to copies of the Existing Insurance Policies, insurance documents, personnel and records necessary to identify a relevant Existing Insurance Policy and allow the Group Company to present notice of and pursue the Claim under the Existing Insurance Policies;

 

(ii)assign or direct the insurer to pay the insurance proceeds for any Group Company’s Claim to the Group Company (and not to any Seller Group Member); and

 

(iii)pay the insurance proceeds for a Group Company Claim if it or any other Seller Group Member receives them from the insurer, immediately upon receipt (without set off or deduction) to the Group Company,

 

or, if applicable, must reasonably assure that relevant Seller Group Members comply with this clause 13.2(c).

 

(d)Subject to and except as set forth in clauses 13.2(e)-(j), if any fact, matter or circumstance occurring, in whole or part, prior to Completion:

 

(i)has given rise to or, whether before or after Completion, gives rise to coverage; or

 

(ii)would have given rise to coverage but for the operation of an insurance retention or deductible,

 

under an Existing General Liability Insurance Policy for a product liability claim, then the Seller must, on the Buyer’s written demand, pay to the relevant Group Company, or reimburse the relevant Group Company for, an amount in respect of the relevant product liability claim not exceeding the retention or deductible under the Existing General Liability Policies (Deductible Claim).

 

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(e)The Seller is not liable in respect of a Deductible Claim if:

 

(i)following Completion, a Group Company has failed to use reasonable endeavours to comply with the provisions of the Group Company's contract relating to the products that are the subject of the product liability claim; and

 

(ii)such failure is alleged to have caused the product liability claim or it has increased the amount of the Seller's liability in respect of the Deductible Claim.

 

(f)The Seller is not liable in respect of a Deductible Claim unless:

 

(i)the amount of the Deductible Claim is over $75,000, in which case the Seller is liable for the amount of the Deductible Claim in excess of $75,000;

 

(ii)the Buyer has notified the Seller of the Deductible Claim no later than 12 months after the Completion Date; and

 

(iii)the Buyer has notified the Seller in writing no later than 20 Business Days after the date on which the Buyer or a Group Company first becomes aware of circumstances that may give rise to a Deductible Claim, providing reasonable details of the facts, matters or circumstances giving rise to the Deductible Claim, the basis of the Deductible Claim and an estimate of the amount of the Deductible Claim, in each case, to the extent known by the Buyer as at the date of the notice.

 

(g)If, in respect of a Deductible Claim the Buyer gives notice:

 

(i)the Buyer must act and must procure that each relevant Group Company acts in good faith in relation to the Deductible Claim;

 

(ii)the Buyer must give to the Seller all information and assistance as the Seller may reasonably require in relation to the Deductible Claim and must regularly consult with the Seller in relation to the conduct of any proceedings or negotiations in relation to the Deductible Claim; and

 

(iii)the Buyer agrees to have due regard to the Seller’s suggestions as to the defence or settlement of matters in respect of or giving rise to the Deductible Claim,

 

in each case, provided that the Buyer and each Group Company is not required to do any act, matter or thing that would or may waive, or would or may have the effect of waiving, legal professional privileges.

 

(h)The Seller’s monetary obligation for Deductible Claims under clause 13.2(d) shall be capped at, and shall not exceed in the aggregate in any event, $7,325,000.

 

(i)For the avoidance of doubt, clause 13.2(d) does not apply to a loss which has been borne and satisfied in full by a Group Company prior to Completion.

 

(j)Before the Existing General Liability Policies’ policy periods expire, the Seller will not cause to be made any material modifications or amendments to those policies’ provisions, terms or conditions and if the insurer seeks to do so, Seller will provide reasonable notice to Buyer.

 

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14.Shared Contracts

 

14.1Arrangements to separate Shared Contracts

 

The parties must, from the date of this deed to the date that is 6 months following Completion, use all reasonable endeavours to ensure that with effect from Completion each Shared Contract is effectively replaced by:

 

(a)a contract between the counterparty to the Shared Contract and a Group Company; and

 

(b)a contract between the counterparty to the Shared Contract and a Seller Group Member,

 

so that each Group Company and each Seller Group Member that has rights or obligations under the Shared Contract before Completion continues to have rights or obligations after Completion that are substantially the same as those of that Seller Group Member under the Shared Contract before Completion.

 

14.2Rights and obligations under Shared Contracts pending separation

 

If any Shared Contract is not separated in the manner contemplated in clause 14.1, with effect from Completion the Seller must use its reasonable endeavours to make available to the Group the benefits of such Shared Contract which the Group enjoyed in the period before Completion in substantially the same manner (and subject to substantially the same limitations) as those benefits were made available on in such period (subject to the Group’s compliance with the terms of that Shared Contract as if a party thereto) and provided that:

 

(a)the Buyer shall indemnify the Seller Group Members for any loss suffered by any of them as a result of any action or omission of a Group Company (to the extent such act or omission is within the power or control of a Group Company) that would be a breach of that Shared Contract were the relevant Group Company a party thereto; and

 

(b)the Seller indemnifies the Buyer against, and must pay to the Buyer on demand the amount of, any Indemnified Loss suffered or incurred by a Buyer Group Member as a consequence of or in connection with any acts or omissions of, or events caused or contributed to by, a Seller Group Member under or in connection with any Shared Contract, other than acts or omissions of a Seller Group Member that are performed at the direction of the Buyer.

 

15.Warranties

 

15.1Warranties

 

The Seller warrants to the Buyer that each Warranty is true and correct and not misleading:

 

(a)as at the date of execution of this deed; and

 

(b)as at Completion,

 

unless the Warranty is expressed to be given only at a particular time in which case it is given as at that time.

 

15.2Warranties separate

 

(a)Each Warranty is to be treated as a separate Warranty and is not limited by reference to any other Warranty or any other provision of this deed. The parties agree that the Warranties are contractual only.

 

(b)Each Warranty remains in full force and effect after Completion.

 

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15.3Buyer’s acknowledgments

 

The Buyer acknowledges and agrees that:

 

(a)the Buyer has made and has relied on its own searches, investigations and enquiries in respect of the Group Companies, the Business and the Assets and its own evaluation of any material provided by the Seller to the Buyer or its Representatives before the date of this deed including the Due Diligence Materials;

 

(b)the Buyer has extensive knowledge and experience of the manufacturing industry in Australia and has had the benefit of independent legal, financial and technical advice relating to its proposed purchase of the Shares and the terms of this deed;

 

(c)no Seller Group Member has made and no Representative of any Seller Group Member has made any warranty as to the accuracy of any forecast, budget, estimate, projection, statement of opinion or statement of intention provided to the Buyer or its Representatives before the date of this deed;

 

(d)the Buyer is not entering into this deed in reliance on, and it may not rely on, any forecast, budget, estimate, projection, statement of opinion, statement of intention or any other warranty, representation or other statement made or purporting to be made by or on behalf of any Seller Group Member, or its Representatives, other than as expressly set out in the Transaction Documents;

 

(e)the disclosure of any matter in or by virtue of the Disclosure Letter does not constitute or imply any warranty, representation, statement, covenant, agreement, indemnity or undertaking not expressly given by the Seller in this deed and the contents of the Disclosure Letter do not have the effect of extending the scope of any of the Warranties or the other provisions of this deed, provided that this clause 15.3(e) does not, in any way, limit the application of the Warranties set out in paragraph 17 of Schedule 7; and

 

(f)any Subject Claim by any Buyer Group Member must be based solely on and limited to the express provisions of this deed and that, to the maximum extent permitted by law, all terms and conditions that may be implied by law in any jurisdiction and which are not expressly set out in this deed are excluded (and to the extent that any terms and conditions of this type cannot be excluded then the Buyer irrevocably waives all rights and remedies that it may have in relation to, and releases the Seller and each of its Representatives from any liability in respect of, any terms and conditions of this type).

 

15.4Warranties by the Buyer

  

The Buyer warrants to the Seller:

 

(a)that each Buyer Warranty is true and correct as at the date of execution of this deed and as at Completion; and

 

(b)that as at the date of this deed it has no actual knowledge of any breach of any Warranty or any other fact, matter or circumstance that, it is aware, would be reasonably likely to result in a Warranty Claim being made against the Seller.

 

15.5General indemnity

 

(a)Subject to the limitations in clause 16, the Seller indemnifies the Buyer against, and must pay to the Buyer on demand the amount of, any Indemnified Loss suffered or incurred by a Buyer Group Member as a consequence of or in connection with any of the Warranties being untrue, incorrect or misleading in any respect.

 

(b)For the avoidance of doubt, the Buyer is entitled to bring a Claim either on an indemnity basis under this clause 15.5 or on a contractual basis for breach of a Warranty, or both, provided that the Buyer may not, in connection with facts, matters or circumstances giving rise to a Claim, recover more than its aggregate Indemnified Losses.

 

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16.Limitations of liability

 

16.1Scope

 

(a)The provisions of this clause 16 shall operate to limit the liability of the Seller in respect of certain Subject Claims and also operate in respect of certain other Claims.

 

(b)Each provision of this clause 16 shall be read and construed without prejudice to each of the other provisions of this clause 16.

 

(c)The Seller shall only be liable in respect of any Subject Claim if and to the extent that such Subject Claim is admitted by the Seller (or otherwise agreed or settled between the Buyer and the Seller) or determined or the subject of an arbitral award in the Singapore International Arbitration Centre under clause 32.2.

 

16.2Disclosure and knowledge

 

The Seller is not liable in respect of a Warranty Claim to the extent that the fact, matter or circumstance giving rise to the Warranty Claim:

 

(a)is Fairly Disclosed in any Transaction Document;

 

(b)is Fairly Disclosed in the Due Diligence Materials or the Disclosure Letter;

 

(c)would have been Fairly Disclosed to the Buyer had the Buyer conducted the searches specified in Schedule 19 on the applicable date specified in Schedule 19;

 

(d)is expressly provided for in the Last Accounts either specifically or as part of a general provision or allowance for matters of that type or nature or is disclosed in the Last Accounts by way of note or in any report forming part of the Last Accounts; or

  

(d)was known by any Buyer Deal Team Member before the date of this deed, including as a result of their due diligence inquiries, in sufficient context and detail to enable a Buyer Deal Team Member to understand the nature, scope, substance and significance of the fact, matter or circumstance.

 

Any disclosure (whether in the Due Diligence Materials, the Disclosure Letter or otherwise) which is expressed to relate only to particular Warranties or categories of Warranties shall not limit the scope of such disclosure which shall be considered to be disclosed for all purposes of this deed and not merely for the Warranties specifically referred to. No matter or information set out or referred to in the Due Diligence Material or Disclosure Letter relating to a possible breach or violation of any contract, law, regulation or order (or similar) is to be construed as an admission or indication that a breach or violation exists or has actually occurred.

 

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16.3Notice of Subject Claims

 

Without limiting the Buyer's obligations under clause 21.1, no later than 20 Business Days after the date on which the Buyer first becomes aware of a fact, matter or circumstance which it is aware is or may be reasonably likely to give rise to a Subject Claim, the Buyer must give the Seller a notice describing in reasonable detail (to the extent known to the Buyer as at the date of the notice) each fact, matter or circumstance giving rise to (or which may be reasonably likely to give rise to) the Subject Claim (Claim Notice).

 

16.4Time limits for Subject Claims (including Recourse Claims)

 

The Seller is not liable in respect of a Subject Claim (including a Recourse Claim) unless:

 

(a)the Claim Notice is received by the Seller no later than:

 

(i)subject to clauses 16.4(a)(ii) and 16.4(a)(iii):

 

A.7 years after Completion in respect of a Tax Subject Claim (including a Tax Recourse Claim);

 

B.5 years after Completion in respect of a Fundamental Warranty Claim;

 

C.7 years after Completion in respect of an Environmental Warranty Claim;

 

D.7 years after Completion in respect of an Asbestos Warranty Claim;

 

E.7 years after Completion in respect of any Specific Indemnity Claim;

 

F.2 years after Completion in respect of any other Subject Claim; or

 

(ii)6 years after Completion in respect of any Recourse Claim (other than a Tax Recourse Claim or Superannuation Warranty Claim) or the Specific Indemnity referred to in clause 18(b); or

 

(iii)2 years after Completion in respect of any Superannuation Warranty Claim; and

 

(b)in respect of Claims other than Tax Subject Claims (including Tax Recourse Claims), within 12 months after the Claim Notice is received by the Seller:

 

(i)the Subject Claim has been satisfied or settled;

 

(ii)the Buyer has commenced arbitral proceedings against the Seller in respect of the Subject Claim; or

 

(iii)to the extent that the Subject Claim is a Warranty Claim (other than a Recourse Claim), the Buyer has made a claim in respect of the Warranty Claim under the W&I Insurance Policy.

 

16.5Access to information

 

Promptly after the Buyer gives a Claim Notice, the Buyer must give the Seller access to all Records reasonably required by the Seller and relating to the Subject Claim the subject of that Claim Notice and allows the Seller a period of 20 Business Days to investigate the facts, matters or circumstances that may give rise to the Subject Claim. Thereafter, the Buyer shall procure that the Seller is given such information and access as the Seller may reasonably require to preserve evidence, mitigate the relevant matter, and make such provisions or disclosures as any Seller Group Member may be required to make as a matter of law, stock exchange rules or accounting practice.

 

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16.6Minimum amount for Subject Claims and Recourse Claims (other than Tax Subject Claims)

 

(a)The Seller is not liable in respect of a Subject Claim (other than a Recourse Claim, Tax Subject Claim, Fundamental Warranty Claim, Specific Indemnity Claim or Claim arising from a breach of any of the provisions of clauses 5 or 6) unless the amount that the Buyer would be entitled to recover in relation to that Subject Claim (other than a Recourse Claim, Tax Subject Claim, a Fundamental Warranty Claim or Claim arising from a breach of any of the provisions of clauses 5 or 6) after giving effect to the other provisions of this deed (and excluding interest and costs) is at least $730,000.

 

(b)The Seller is not liable in respect of a Recourse Claim (other than a Tax Recourse Claim) or a Claim arising from a breach of any of the provisions of clauses 5 or 6, unless the amount that the Buyer would be entitled to recover in relation to that Recourse Claim (other than a Tax Recourse Claim) or Claim arising from a breach of any of the provisions of clauses 5 or 6 after giving effect to the other provisions of this deed (and excluding interest and costs) is at least $1,250,000.

 

(c)The Seller is not liable in respect of the Specific Indemnity Claim referred to in clause 18(b) unless the amount that the Buyer would be entitled to recover in relation to the Specific Indemnity Claim referred to in clause 18(b) after giving effect to the other provisions of this deed (and excluding interest and costs) is at least $75,000, in which case the Seller is only liable for the amount that exceeds $75,000.

 

16.7Threshold for Subject Claims and Recourse Claims (other than certain Subject Claims)

 

(a)The Seller is not liable in respect of a Subject Claim (other than a Recourse Claim, Tax Subject Claim, Fundamental Warranty Claim, Asbestos Warranty Claim, Environmental Warranty Claim, Specific Indemnity Claims or a Claim arising from a breach of any of the provisions of clauses 5 or 6) unless the aggregate amount that the Buyer would be entitled to recover, but for this clause 16.7(a), after giving effect to the other provisions of this deed (and excluding interest and costs), in relation to all Subject Claims (other than Recourse Claims, Tax Subject Claims, Fundamental Warranty Claims, Asbestos Warranty Claims, Environmental Warranty Claims, Specific Indemnity Claims and Claims arising from a breach of any of the provisions of clauses 5 or 6) is at least $3,500,000, in which case the Seller is liable for the whole amount and not just to the extent that that amount exceeds $3,500,000.

 

(b)Subject to clause 16.7(c), the Seller is not liable in respect of a Recourse Claim (other than a Tax Recourse Claim) or a Claim arising from a breach of any of the provisions of clauses 5 or 6, unless the aggregate amount that the Buyer would be entitled to recover, but for this clause 16.7(b), after giving effect to the other provisions of this deed (and excluding interest and costs), in relation to all Recourse Claims (other than Tax Recourse Claims) and Claims arising from a breach of any of the provisions of clauses 5 or 6 is at least $3,750,000, in which case the Seller is liable for the whole amount and not just to the extent that that amount exceeds $3,750,000.

 

(c)Without limiting clause 16.17, clause 16.7(b) does not apply in respect of a Recourse Claim if the Seller has knowingly or deliberately withheld any fact, matter or circumstance of which it was aware prior to Completion in respect of the subject matter giving rise to the relevant Recourse Claim.

 

16.8Insurance coverage

 

The Seller is not liable in respect of a Subject Claim to the extent that:

 

(a)any Buyer Group Member has made recovery (net of all reasonable costs of recovery) under any contract of insurance in respect of any fact, matter or circumstance giving rise to the Subject Claim; or

 

(b)any Group Company would have had a right to recover under a contract of insurance in respect of any fact, matter or circumstance giving rise to the Subject Claim had it held usual and prudent insurance reasonably available in the market.

 

16.9Other limitations

 

The Seller is not liable in respect of any Subject Claim (except a Tax Claim, which shall, for the avoidance of doubt, be subject to clause 20.3) to the extent that:

 

(a)the fact, matter or circumstance giving rise to the Subject Claim is provided for or otherwise taken into account in the Completion Accounts or the Last Accounts;

 

(b)the loss or damage giving rise to the Subject Claim is otherwise recovered by any Buyer Group Member (including under another Subject Claim) or is made good or otherwise compensated for without cost to any Buyer Group Member;

 

(c)the fact, matter or circumstance giving rise to the Subject Claim gives rise to any Tax benefit (including the reduction or extinguishing of any current or future Tax liability) or any other savings or net quantifiable financial benefit to any Buyer Group Member;

 

(d)the circumstances giving rise to the Subject Claim are remedied by or at the cost of the Seller to the reasonable satisfaction of the Buyer within 30 Business Days after receiving the Claim Notice;

 

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(e)the Subject Claim arises out of anything done or omitted to be done in accordance with, or at the request or direction (or with the prior written approval) of the Buyer;

 

(f)the Subject Claim arises out of any voluntary act, omission or transaction carried out after Completion by or on behalf of any Buyer Group Member (other than in conducting the business of any Group Company or any Buyer Group Member in the ordinary course and in the same manner as carried on before Completion or as a result of a voluntary disclosure made to a Tax Authority with the prior written consent of the Seller);

 

(g)the Subject Claim arises from any matter referred to in clauses 20.3(f) or 20.3(g);

 

(h)the amount of the Subject Claim is increased as a result of the failure of the Buyer to comply with its obligations under clause 17 or clause 19 in respect of that Subject Claim;

 

(i)the amount of the Subject Claim is increased as a result of or in consequence of a failure by a Buyer Group Member to take reasonable steps to mitigate its losses;

 

(j)the Subject Claim arises out of any change after Completion in the accounting policies or practices applied by any Buyer Group Member;

 

(k)the Subject Claim arises from:

 

(i)any introduction of any legislation or regulation or other law after the date of this deed; or

 

(ii)any change to any judicial or administrative interpretation of the law or policy of any Tax Authority after the date of this deed (whether or not retrospective in effect) that a Group Company has relied on in preparing its Tax returns or filings;

 

(l)the Subject Claim arises from any change in the rates of Taxation in force at the date of this deed or any imposition of any Taxation introduced or having effect after the date of this deed, unless such introduction, imposition or change was announced before the date of this deed;

 

(m)the Subject Claim relates to GST which is recoverable from the recipient of a supply or for which an input tax credit is available; or

 

(n)the Subject Claim arises from a cessation of or a significant change in the nature of the business of the Group Companies after Completion undertaken by or at the direction of the Buyer.

 

16.10Maximum recovery

 

(a)Subject to clause 16.10(b), the maximum aggregate amount recoverable by the Buyer from the Seller in relation to:

 

(i)all Fundamental Warranty Claims and all Tax Claims is limited to the Purchase Price;

 

(ii)all Environmental Subject Claims and all Specific Indemnity Claims under clause 18(b) is limited to 30% of the Purchase Price; and

 

(iii)all other Subject Claims is limited to 50% of the Purchase Price.

 

(b)The maximum aggregate liability recoverable by the Buyer from the Seller for all Claims arising out or in connection with this deed is limited to the Purchase Price.

 

16.11Rights against third parties

 

If the Buyer makes a Subject Claim and any Buyer Group Member has or subsequently obtains a right to recover an amount from any person other than the Seller in connection with the fact, matter or circumstance that gave rise to that Subject Claim, the Buyer must:

 

(a)promptly notify the Seller of that right of recovery and provide all information in relation to the circumstances giving rise to that right as the Seller may reasonably require; and

 

(b)take or procure that the relevant Buyer Group Member takes all reasonable steps to enforce that right of recovery.

 

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16.12Reimbursement of benefits subsequently received

 

If:

 

(a)the Seller has made a payment to the Buyer in respect of a Subject Claim (Claim Amount) and after that payment is made any Buyer Group Member receives any payment, benefit or credit (including any benefit in relation to Tax) by reason of the fact, matter or circumstance to which the Subject Claim relates (Recovery Amount); and

 

(b)if the Recovery Amount, when aggregated with the Claim Amount, exceeds the total costs, expenses and liabilities of the Buyer Group Members in respect of the facts, matters or circumstances giving rise to the Subject Claim (the amount of such excess being the Excess Amount),

 

then the Buyer must as soon as reasonably practicable repay to the Seller an amount equal to the lesser of the Claim Amount and the Excess Amount less:

 

(c)all reasonable costs incurred by any Buyer Group Member in recovering the Recovery Amount; and

 

(d)any Tax payable by any Buyer Group Member as a result of receiving the Recovery Amount.

 

16.13Mitigation

 

Nothing in this deed relieves the Buyer from any duty at law to mitigate any loss or damage that it may suffer or incur as a result of any breach of this deed (including a breach of any Warranty) or any matter subject to indemnification in this deed. Without prejudice or limitation to the foregoing, the Buyer shall take, and shall procure that each Buyer Group Member shall take, all reasonable steps to avoid or mitigate any loss or damage in respect of which a Claim is or is to be made.

 

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16.14Exclusion of Consequential Loss

 

(a)No party is liable to any other party for any Consequential Loss.

 

(b)For the purposes of this deed, Consequential Loss means, in respect of a breach of this deed (including a breach of Warranty) or event, fact, matter or circumstance giving rise to a Subject Claim or other relevant Claim, indirect loss or damage which is loss of opportunity, loss of business reputation, loss of future reputation or adverse publicity, damage to credit rating, loss of goodwill, or remote loss, but does not mean (and the exclusion in clause 16.14(a) does not limit the Buyer's right under any circumstances to recover):

 

(i)loss or damage which is direct loss of profits, direct loss of revenue or direct loss of production which is suffered or incurred by the Buyer or any Group Company;

 

(ii)loss or damage arising naturally and in the usual course of things from the relevant event, fact, matter or circumstances giving rise to the loss or damage, breach of this deed or Subject Claim (as applicable);

 

(iii)loss or damage which, at the date of execution of this deed would have been reasonably foreseeable by the party who committed the breach; and

 

(iv)any diminution in the value of the Shares or any Group Company.

 

16.15No action against officers and employees

 

(a)The Buyer waives all rights and Claims that it may have personally against the current and former officers and employees of any Seller Group Member in relation to any matter arising directly or indirectly in connection with a Transaction Document or the sale of the Shares except to the extent that those rights or Claims arise out of the fraud, wilful misconduct or wilful default of a current or former officer or employee of any Seller Group Member. The parties acknowledge and agree that:

 

(i)the Seller has sought and obtained this waiver as agent for and on behalf of each Seller Group Member’s respective current and former officers and employees and holds the benefit of this clause 16.15 as trustee for them; and

 

(ii)the provisions of this clause 16.15 may be enforced by the Seller on behalf of and for the benefit of each Seller Group Member’s respective current and former officers and employees and those persons may plead this clause 16.15 in answer to any Claim made by a Buyer Group Member against them.

 

(b)The Seller waives all rights and Claims that it may have personally against the officers and employees of any Group Company in relation to the preparation of the Warranties, the Due Diligence Materials or the Disclosure Letter, except to the extent that those rights or Claims arise out of the fraud, wilful misconduct or wilful default of any of the same. Clause 16.15(a)(i) and clause 16.15(a)(ii) shall apply mutatis mutandis.

 

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16.16No double recovery

 

In connection with the same facts, matters or circumstances giving rise to a Claim, the Buyer is not entitled to recover more than its aggregate loss or liabilities.

 

16.17Circumstances where limitations not to apply

 

None of the limitations in this clause 16 apply to any Claim to the extent that it arises out of, or is increased as a result of any fraud, deliberate or reckless breach of this deed by the Seller, Seller Guarantor or any of their respective Representatives in respect of this deed or the transaction contemplated hereby.

 

16.18Sale and leaseback arrangements

 

The parties acknowledge and agree that:

 

(a)the Adelaide Site, the Melbourne Site and the Sydney Site are proposed to be the subject of a sale and leaseback in accordance with the Charter Hall Sale and Lease-back Arrangements;

 

(b)certain of the other Freehold Properties are proposed by the Buyer to be the subject of a sale, or a sale and lease-back arrangement, to be implemented by either:

 

(i)the relevant Group Company who is the registered proprietor of such Freehold Property as at the date of this deed entering into a sale, or a sale and lease-back arrangement; or

 

(ii)a special purpose vehicle that is a Buyer Group Member acquiring such Freehold Property from a Group Company and then entering into a sale and lease-back arrangement,

 

with effect on or after Completion (Other Sale and Lease-back Arrangements);

 

(c)nothing in this deed limits or restricts any Buyer Group Member's right to undertake the Other Sale and Lease-back Arrangements or any action reasonably required for or incidental to the Other Sale and Lease-back Arrangements;

 

(d)the undertaking of all or part of the Sale and Lease-back Arrangements (or any action reasonably required for or incidental to the Sale and Lease-back Arrangements) by a Group Company and/or a Buyer Group Member does not limit or restrict any Buyer Group Member from making a Subject Claim or limit or reduce the Seller's liability in respect of a Subject Claim;

 

(e)without limiting any other provision of this clause 16.18 none of the Subject Claim limitations in clause 16 (including clauses 16.9(e), 16.9(f), 16.9(i), 16.13 and 16.14) or clause 20 (including clauses 20.3(d), 20.3(e) and 20.3(i)) operates to limit or restrict any Buyer Group Member from making a Subject Claim, or to limit or reduce the Seller's liability in respect of a Subject Claim, on the basis that a Group Company and/or a Buyer Group Member has undertaken all or part of the Sale and Lease-back Arrangements (or any action reasonably required for or incidental to the Sale and Lease-back Arrangements); and

 

(f)

without limitation, clause 16.18(e) may apply in respect of a Subject Claim arising from a Claim against a Group Company or relevant Buyer Group Member, as applicable, by the relevant buyer under the Sale and Lease-back Arrangements, provided always that the Seller's liability under this deed is not increased from any fact, matter or circumstance arising out of or in connection with the Other Sale and Lease-back Arrangements (or any action required or incidental to those arrangements) when compared to the Seller's liability under this deed had any such Other Sale and Lease-back Arrangement not been entered into by the parties thereto.

 

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16.19Environmental Investigations

 

The parties acknowledge and agree that:

 

(a)one or more Buyer Group Members may (using contractors or employees) undertake Environmental Investigations after Completion;

 

(b)nothing in this deed limits or restricts any Buyer Group Member's right to undertake Environmental Investigations;

 

(c)the undertaking of Environmental Investigations by or on behalf of a Buyer Group Member after Completion does not limit or restrict any Buyer Group Member's right to make a Subject Claim or limit or reduce the Seller's liability in respect of a Subject Claim; and

 

(d)without limiting any other provision of this clause 16.19, none of the Subject Claim limitations in clause 16 (including clauses 16.9(e), 16.9(f), 16.9(i), 16.13 and 16.14) operates to limit or restrict any Buyer Group Member from making a Subject Claim, or to limit or reduce the Seller's liability in respect of a Subject Claim, on the basis that Environmental Investigations have been undertaken by or on behalf of any Buyer Group Member after Completion.

 

17.Third Party Claims

 

17.1Notice

 

(a)Without limiting any other rights of the Seller under this deed, if after Completion the Buyer becomes aware of any Third Party Claim which it is aware is likely to give rise to a Subject Claim the Buyer must within 20 Business Days after becoming aware of the Third Party Claim give the Seller notice of the Third Party Claim (including reasonable details of the facts, matters or circumstances giving rise to the Third Party Claim, the basis of the Third Party Claim and an estimate of the amount of the Third Party Claim, in each case, to the extent known by the Buyer as at the date of the notice).

 

(b)For the avoidance of doubt, to the extent there is any inconsistency between the provisions of clause 21 and this clause 17, clause 21 will apply.

 

17.2Obligations after notice given

 

If, in respect of a Third Party Claim the Buyer gives notice under clause 17.1, then until the Third Party Claim has been finally resolved or the Seller gives notice under clause 17.3:

 

(a)the Buyer must act and must procure that each relevant Group Company acts in good faith in relation to the Third Party Claim;

 

(b)the Buyer must give to the Seller all information and assistance as the Seller may reasonably require in relation to the Third Party Claim and must regularly consult with the Seller in relation to the conduct of any proceedings or negotiations in relation to the Third Party Claim; and

 

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(c)the Buyer agrees to have due regard to the Seller’s suggestions as to the defence or settlement of the Third Party Claim,

 

in each case, provided that the Buyer and each Group Company is not required to do any act, matter or thing that would or may waive, or would or may have the effect of waiving, legal professional privileges.

 

17.3Assumption of conduct by Seller

 

Provided that the Seller has, by written notice to the Buyer, unconditionally accepted liability for the corresponding Subject Claim, the Seller may at any time before a Third Party Claim notified under clause 17.1 is finally resolved give notice to the Buyer assuming the conduct of the defence of the Third Party Claim.

 

17.4Effect of assumption of conduct by Seller

 

If the Seller gives notice under clause 17.3 assuming the conduct of a Third Party Claim then:

 

(a)the Buyer must (at the cost and expense of the Seller) allow and must procure that each Group Company allows the Seller to take over the conduct of all proceedings and negotiations in relation to the Third Party Claim and to settle or compromise the Third Party Claim;

 

(b)the Buyer must (at the cost and expense of the Seller) procure that each Group Company:

 

(i)provides the Seller and its professional advisers with all access to the employees and records of each relevant Group Company as the Seller may reasonably require in connection with the Third Party Claim and permits the Seller to take copies of those records;

 

(ii)uses all reasonable endeavours (including the reimbursement of all out of pocket expenses) to procure that employees and officers of each Group Company provide all witness statements and other evidence as the Seller may reasonably require to avoid, dispute, resist, defend, appeal, compromise or mitigate the Third Party Claim;

 

(iii)takes all other action that the Seller may reasonably request to avoid, dispute, resist, defend, appeal, compromise or mitigate the Third Party Claim; and

 

(iv)does not make any admission of liability, agreement, compromise or settlement in relation to the Third Party Claim without the prior written consent of the Seller which consent must not be unreasonably withheld or delayed;

 

(c)the Seller must give to the Buyer all information as the Buyer may reasonably require in relation to the Third Party Claim and must keep the Buyer fully informed in relation to the conduct of any proceedings or negotiations in relation to the Third Party Claim; and

 

(d)the Seller indemnifies the Buyer against, and must pay to the Buyer on demand the amount of, any Indemnified Losses suffered or incurred by any Buyer Group Member arising out of or in connection with:

 

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(i)the Seller assuming the conduct of the defence of a Third Party Claim under clause 17.3; or

 

(ii)any action taken by, or omitted to be taken by, any Buyer Group Member under this clause 17.4.

 

17.5Relationship with W&I Insurance Policy

 

Nothing in this clause 17 requires a party to take any action or omit to take any action that would be in breach of, or would prejudice any entitlement to make any Claim under, the W&I Insurance Policy.

 

18.Specific indemnities (other than in respect of Tax)

 

(a)The Seller indemnifies the Buyer against, and must pay to the Buyer on demand the amount of, any Indemnified Loss (except in so far as it relates to Tax) suffered or incurred by a Buyer Group Member as a consequence of or in connection with the Restructure, the Restructure Completion or the Excluded Entities.

 

(b)Subject to clause 18(c), the Seller indemnifies the Buyer against, and must pay to the Buyer on demand the amount of, any Indemnified Loss suffered or incurred by a Buyer Group Member directly as a result of a Claim by a person who was a third party contractor (either in a personal capacity or as employee of any such third party contractor) engaged by the Group prior to Completion to perform work at any Property having suffered sickness, injury, illness or death as a consequence of or in connection with any exposure to asbestos or asbestos containing material while performing works in or on any Property prior to Completion.

 

(c)Without limiting the obligations of the Buyer under clause 16.13, the Seller will only be liable under clause 18(b) to the extent that:

 

(i)the Buyer has made all reasonable endeavours to recover any Indemnified Loss suffered or incurred by a Buyer Group Member under any insurance policy of the Group (including in respect of any insurance maintained by the Group prior to Completion that may, following Completion, no longer be in force or effect), if and to the extent it has a right to make recovery; and

 

(ii)the Buyer cannot recover under any insurance policy of the Group (including in respect of any insurance maintained by the Group prior to Completion that may, following Completion, no longer be in force or effect).

 

19.Warranty and indemnity insurance

 

19.1Warranty and indemnity insurance

 

Notwithstanding any other provision of this deed:

 

(a)the Buyer represents and warrants that it has on or before the date of this deed taken out, paid for and satisfied all conditions (other than as referred to in step 4 in clause 6.3 or otherwise in respect of Completion) to (and must maintain), at its own cost and its own risk, the W&I Insurance Policy; and

 

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(b)no excess or retention will be payable by any Seller Group Member under the W&I Insurance Policy (but without limiting any Seller Group Member’s liability under a Recourse Claim).

 

19.2Sole recourse

 

Notwithstanding any other provision of this deed:

 

(a)subject to 19.2(b), the Buyer acknowledges and agrees that the Buyer’s sole and exclusive recourse for any Warranty Claim or Tax Claim is to make a Claim under the W&I Insurance Policy and that the Buyer:

 

(i)will not be entitled to make;

 

(ii)hereby irrevocably and unconditionally waives any right it may have to make; and

 

(iii)releases the Seller, each Seller Group Member, and each of their Representatives and other persons for whom they may be vicariously liable (the Released Parties) from,

 

any Warranty Claim or Tax Claim;

 

(b)clause 19.2(a) does not apply in relation to any Warranty Claim or Tax Claim:

 

(i)where the Warranty Claim or Tax Claim arises in connection with fraud, wilful misconduct or wilful concealment by the Seller, any other Seller Group Member or any of their respective Representatives, in which case such Warranty Claim or Tax Claim may be made against the Seller in respect of, and solely with respect to, that fraud by the Seller, any other Seller Group Member or any of their respective Representatives (and the provisions of this deed shall apply to such Warranty Claim or Tax Claim);

 

(ii)against the Seller, strictly to the extent required to permit a Claim against the W&I Insurer under the W&I Insurance Policy, but only on the basis that the Seller will have no liability for such a Claim beyond $1.00;

 

(iii)to the extent that the Buyer makes a Fundamental Warranty Claim (or Fundamental Warranty Claims) against the Seller which (alone or in aggregate with other Warranty Claims and Tax Claims) exceeds the W&I Policy Limit, in which case:

 

A.clause 19.2(a) applies in respect of such Fundamental Warranty Claim (or Fundamental Warranty Claims) against the Seller for the amount of any such Fundamental Warranty Claim (or Fundamental Warranty Claims), alone or in aggregate with other Warranty Claims and Tax Claims, up to the W&I Policy Limit; and

 

B.the maximum liability of the Seller in respect of such Fundamental Warranty Claim (or Fundamental Warranty Claims), alone or in aggregate with other Warranty Claims and Tax Claims, is an amount equal to the Purchase Price less the W&I Policy Limit; or

 

(iv)which is a Recourse Claim.

 

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(c)clause 19.2(a) has full force and effect irrespective of:

 

(i)whether or not the Buyer maintains the W&I Insurance Policy;

 

(ii)the terms, conditions, enforceability or validity of the W&I Insurance Policy obtained by the Buyer (and whether the relevant Claim or quantum of Claim that the Buyer brings against the W&I Insurer under the W&I Insurance Policy is in any way prejudiced or barred by policy exceptions, qualifications or exclusions);

 

(iii)the solvency or other ability of the W&I Insurer to satisfy any Claim or quantum of any Claim made by the Buyer under the W&I Insurance Policy;

 

(iv)whether any Claim or quantum of Claim that the Buyer brings against the W&I Insurer under the W&I Insurance Policy is admitted by the W&I Insurer or succeeds or the W&I Insurance Policy responds to the Claim; or

 

(v)whether the Buyer agrees to settle any Claim that it brings against the W&I Insurer under the W&I Insurance Policy for an amount which is less than the loss or liability it suffered or claimed to suffer as a result of a breach of or in connection with a Warranty Claim or Tax Claim or under any indemnity under this deed; and

 

(d)the Seller has entered into this deed and will complete this deed in reliance on the W&I Insurance Policy and this clause 19.2.

 

19.3Operation of warranty and indemnity insurance

 

The Buyer acknowledges and agrees with the Seller as follows:

 

(a)the Buyer will cooperate with the Seller’s Representatives to promptly give or join in giving all instructions and take all other steps as may be necessary to procure that the proceeds of the W&I Insurance Policy are applied, in accordance with this clause 19.3;

 

(b)the Buyer will not agree to any amendment, variation or waiver of the W&I Insurance Policy (or do anything which has a similar effect) without the prior consent of the Seller (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld, delayed or conditioned if such amendment, variation or waiver does not remove or diminish the rights of the Seller set out in this clause 19.3);

 

(c)the Buyer will not novate, or otherwise assign its rights under the W&I Insurance Policy (or do anything which has a similar effect) without the prior consent of the Seller (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld, delayed or conditioned if such novation or assignment does not remove or diminish the rights of the Seller set out in this clause 19.3);

 

(d)the Buyer will use all reasonable endeavours, to the extent within its power and control, to not vitiate the W&I Insurance Policy or do anything which the Buyer is aware will cause any material right under the W&I Insurance Policy not to have full force and effect;

 

(e)

the Buyer will use all reasonable endeavours to comply with the terms of the W&I Insurance Policy (including in respect of any deliverables thereunder) and, to the extent required under the W&I Insurance Policy and within its power and control, the Buyer will use all reasonable endeavours to disclose to the W&I Insurer all material matters and things (of which it is aware) the non-disclosure of which might in any material way prejudice or affect the W&I Insurance Policy;

 

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(f)the Buyer will ensure that the W&I Insurance Policy includes an express waiver of the W&I Insurer’s rights of subrogation, contribution and express rights acquired by assignment against the Seller, except to the extent that the Claim arises in whole or in part out of the Seller’s fraud, and agrees to hold the benefit of the waiver and release of the W&I Insurerʼs rights of subrogation under the W&I Insurance Policy on trust for and for the benefit of each of the Released Parties, and where requested to do so by any of the Released Parties, enforce any term of the W&I Insurance Policy under which the W&I Insurer waives its right to take subrogated action or to claim in contribution or to exercise rights assigned to it against a Released Party (without prejudice to the right of a Released Party separately to enforce such terms directly, and to plead such waiver in bar to any subrogated action, claim in contribution or exercise of assigned rights or otherwise which may be brought against them in any jurisdiction); and

 

(g)the Seller will not be liable for any loss suffered by the Buyer if and to the extent that:

 

(i)the Buyer is unable to recover loss under the W&I Insurance Policy; or

 

(ii)the Buyer’s loss is increased or otherwise arises,

 

as a result of a breach by the Buyer of this clause 19.3.

 

19.4Warranty and indemnity insurance premium

 

The W&I Insurance Premium, stamp duty, GST and any other Taxes in respect of the W&I Insurance Policy are to be paid by the Buyer.

 

20.Tax

 

20.1Tax indemnity

 

The Seller indemnifies the Buyer against, and must pay to the Buyer in accordance with this clause 20 the amount of any Tax that any Group Company is liable to pay (other than any amounts for which the Buyer is liable to pay in accordance with clause 31.9) to the extent such Tax:

 

(a)arises from:

 

(i)any act or omission by a Group Company or any current or former member of the Seller Consolidated Group;

 

(ii)any transaction entered into by a Group Company or any current or former member of the Seller Consolidated Group; or

 

(iii)any event or matter,

 

which, in each case, occurs or is taken to have occurred on or before Completion; and

 

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(b)is not imposed in respect of any period, or portion thereof, beginning after Completion.

 

20.2Time limit for Tax Claims

 

The Seller is not liable in respect of any Tax Claim unless notice of the Tax Assessment giving rise to the Tax Claim is given to the Seller under clause 21 no later than 7 years after Completion.

 

20.3Other limitations

 

The Seller is not liable in respect of any Tax Claim to the extent that:

 

(a)sufficient provision for the Tax which is the subject of the Tax Claim has been included in Net Debt or Working Capital in the Completion Accounts;

 

(b)the loss or damage giving rise to the Tax Claim has been recovered by any Buyer Group Member (including under another Claim) or is made good or otherwise compensated for without cost to any Buyer Group Member;

 

(c)the fact, matter or circumstance giving rise to the Tax Claim gives rise to any Tax benefit (including the reduction or extinguishing of any current or future Tax liability) or any other savings or net quantifiable financial benefit to any Buyer Group Member;

 

(d)the Tax Claim arises out of anything done or omitted to be done in accordance with, or at the request or direction (or with the prior written approval) of the Buyer given after the date of this deed;

 

(e)the Tax Claim arises out of any voluntary act, omission or transaction carried out after Completion by or on behalf of any Buyer Group Member after Completion (other than in conducting the business of any Group Company or Buyer Group Member in the ordinary course and in the same manner as carried on before Completion or as a result of a voluntary disclosure made to a Tax Authority with the prior written consent of the Seller) including any change in accounting policies or practices;

 

(f)the Tax Claim arises from the failure of any Buyer Group Member after Completion to make any valid claim or election in relation to Tax the making of which was assumed in preparing the Last Accounts or the Completion Accounts or to lodge in a timely manner any return, notice or other document relating to Tax;

 

(g)the Tax Claim arises from a change by any Buyer Group Member after Completion in any claim or election in relation to Tax made before Completion or the amendment of after Completion of any Tax return of any Buyer Group Member relating to a period ending on or before Completion (except where that amendment is required by law or is approved by the Seller in writing before it is made);

 

(h)the amount of the Tax Claim is increased as a result of the failure of the Buyer to comply with the provisions of clause 19 or 21;

 

(i)the amount of the Tax Claim is increased as a result of or in consequence of a failure by a Buyer Group Member to take reasonable steps to mitigate its losses;

 

(j)

the Tax Claim arises from any change in the rates of Taxation in force at the date of this deed or any imposition of any Taxation introduced or having effect after the date of this deed, unless such introduction, imposition or change was announced before the date of this deed;

 

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(k)the circumstances giving rise to the Tax Claim are remedied by or at the cost of the Seller to the reasonable satisfaction of the Buyer within 30 Business Days after receiving notice of the Tax Claim from the Buyer;

 

(l)the Tax Claim arises from:

 

(i)any introduction of any legislation or regulation relating to Tax after the date of this deed; or

 

(ii)any change to any judicial or administrative interpretation of any legislation or regulation or policy of any Tax Authority after the date of this deed (whether or not retrospective in effect) that a Group Company has relied on in preparing its Tax returns or filings; or

 

(m)the Tax which is the subject of the Tax Claim is GST which is recoverable from the recipient of a supply or for which an input tax credit is available.

 

20.4Time for payment

 

The Seller must make any payment due under clause 20.1 by the later of:

 

(a)2 Business Days before the last date on which payment of that Tax may lawfully be made without incurring penalties or interest for late payment;

 

(b)10 Business Days after the Seller receives from the Buyer notice providing details of the amount due and the basis on which the Buyer claims payment under this clause;

 

(c)if a Tax Authority has agreed to defer recovery of some or all of any Tax, 2 Business Days before the last date (taking into account any extensions) on which the Tax Authority may commence recovery of that Tax; and

 

(d)if bona fide discussions are being conducted with a Tax Authority in relation to deferring the recovery of some or all of any Tax, the Business Day following the date on which the Tax Authority confirms in writing that it will not defer the recovery of that Tax

 

20.5Refunds

 

If a Buyer Group Member is entitled to any refund (in cash or by way of offset against an amount owed to a Taxation Authority) of all or part of:

 

(a)an amount of Tax that was paid by a Buyer Group Member, or

 

(b)a payment in relation to Tax (including any amount in relation to input tax credits claimed),

 

in each case, in respect of the Group or its activities and a period prior to Completion (whether or not the Seller has made a payment to the Buyer under this clause 20) (Tax Refund Amount) then the Buyer must as soon as reasonably practicable after receipt pay to the Seller an amount equal to the Tax Refund Amount less:

 

(c)all costs incurred by any Buyer Group Member in obtaining that refund; and

 

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(d)if a refund includes interest on overpaid Tax, the amount of Tax payable on that interest by the recipient of the refund.

 

The Buyer shall, if the Seller so requests and at Seller’s expense, use commercially reasonable efforts to file for and obtain or cause any Group Company or Buyer Group Member to file for and obtain any refunds or credits to which the Seller is entitled under this clause 20.5. To the extent the Buyer is entitled to any Tax relief or other Tax benefit (and interest received thereon), the Seller shall have no obligation to indemnify Buyer in the case of any subsequent adjustment to such Tax relief or other Tax benefit.

 

20.6No double claim

 

If a breach of a Tax Warranty arises from a fact or circumstance which results in a Tax Claim, the liability of the Seller for that breach of Tax Warranty is reduced by an amount equal to the amount paid to the Buyer pursuant to that Tax Claim.

 

20.7Post-Completion actions

 

(a)The Buyer shall not, and shall not cause or permit any Group Company to:

 

(i)amend or cause to be amended any Tax return relating to Taxes of the Group Companies in respect of a Tax period, or portion thereof, ending on or before the Completion Date;

 

(ii)make change or revoke any Tax election or deemed Tax election that has any effect on the Seller or its Affiliates, or has any effect on any Group Company with respect to a Tax period, or portion thereof, ending on or before the Completion Date;

 

(iii)take any action on the Completion Date but after the time of Completion not contemplated by this deed that is outside of the ordinary course of business; or

 

(iv)take any other action with respect to a Tax period, or portion thereof, ending on or before the Completion Date that may give rise to an indemnification obligation of the Seller pursuant to this deed, result in an increase in the amount of Taxes taken into account in a manner that reduces Working Capital, or may cause any reduction or impairment of any Tax relief or other Tax benefit or attribute with respect to the Seller or any Group Company for any Tax period ending on or prior to the Completion Date,

 

in each case in respect to the foregoing, without the prior written consent of the Seller, which consent will not be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed. For the avoidance of doubt, the Buyer shall not, and shall not cause any Group Company to, make any United States federal income Tax entity classification election pursuant to United States Treasury Regulation Section 301.7701-3(c) with respect to any Group Company with an effective date before two days after the Completion Date.

 

(b)Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this deed, upon the Seller’s written request (but only upon such request from the Seller), the Buyer shall, or shall cause any of its Affiliates to, make an election under Section 338(g) of the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the Code), with respect to the purchase of interests in any Group Company for U.S. federal income tax purposes. The Seller shall cooperate in good faith with the Buyer and its Affiliates and provide the Buyer and its Affiliates with commercially reasonably assistance in making such an election. The Buyer shall not, and shall not cause or permit any of its Affiliates to, make an election under Section 338(g) of the Code with respect to the purchase of interest in any Group Company in the absence of a request from the Seller for such an election to be made.

 

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21.Tax Assessments

 

21.1Notice

 

If after Completion the Buyer or any Group Company receives or proposes to lodge any Tax Assessment which is reasonably likely to give rise to a Tax Claim the Buyer must give the Seller notice of the Tax Assessment (including a copy of each document received or proposed to be lodged in connection with the Tax Assessment):

 

(a)in the case of a Tax Assessment received from a Tax Authority, within 10 Business Days after the Tax Assessment is received; and

 

(b)in the case of a Tax Assessment proposed to be lodged with any Tax Authority, no later than 20 Business Days before the Tax Assessment is proposed to be lodged.

 

21.2Obligations after notice given

 

If the Buyer gives notice under clause 21.1:

 

(a)the Buyer must give and must procure that each relevant Group Company gives to the Seller all information and assistance that the Seller may reasonably require in relation to the Tax Assessment; and

 

(b)the Buyer must not and must procure that each relevant Group Company does not:

 

(i)in the case of a Tax Assessment received from a Tax Authority, engage in any discussion or negotiation with or confer with any Tax Authority concerning the Tax Assessment or make any admission of liability, agreement, settlement or compromise with any Tax Authority in respect of the Tax Assessment; or

 

(ii)in the case of a Tax Assessment proposed to be lodged with any Tax Authority, lodge that Tax Assessment,

 

without the prior written consent of the Seller which consent must not be unreasonably withheld or delayed.

 

21.3Seller’s response to notice

 

The Seller may within 10 Business Days after notice is given under clause 21.1 in relation to a Tax Assessment give notice to the Buyer requiring the Buyer to comply with the terms of clause 21.4 in relation to the Tax Assessment.

 

21.4Effect of Seller’s notice

 

If the Seller gives notice under clause 21.3 in relation to a Tax Assessment then:

 

(a)the Buyer must allow and must procure that each Group Company allows the Seller to take over the conduct of all proceedings and negotiations in relation to the Tax Assessment and to settle or compromise the Tax Assessment with the prior written consent of the Buyer, which consent must not be unreasonably withheld or delayed and the Buyer must procure that each Group Company appoints the Seller as its representative for this purpose;

 

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(b)the Buyer must procure that each relevant Group Company:

 

(i)responds to the Tax Assessment in any manner as the Seller may request including by giving notice of objection to the Tax Assessment;

 

(ii)provides the Seller and its professional advisers with all access to the employees and records of each relevant Group Company as the Seller may reasonably require in connection with the Tax Assessment and permits the Seller to take copies of those records;

 

(iii)uses all reasonable endeavours (including the reimbursement of all out of pocket expenses) to procure that employees of each Group Company provide all witness statements and other evidence as the Seller may reasonably require to avoid, dispute, settle or compromise the Tax Assessment; and

 

(iv)takes all other action that the Seller may request to avoid, dispute, settle or compromise the Tax Assessment including instituting legal proceedings or seeking any administrative law remedy;

 

(c)the Seller must keep the Buyer properly informed of all matters relating to the Tax Assessment, must provide to the Buyer copies of all correspondence and other documents relating to the Tax Assessment in a timely manner and must permit the Buyer or its Representatives to attend all meetings with any Tax Authority relating to the Tax Assessment; and

 

(d)the Seller indemnifies the Buyer against, and must pay to the Buyer on demand the amount of, any reasonable Indemnified Losses suffered or incurred by any Buyer Group Member arising out of or in connection with any action taken by Buyer Group Member under this clause 21.4.

 

21.5Buyer’s rights to settle

 

If the Seller does not give notice under clause 21.3 then without limiting the Buyer’s other rights under this deed, the Buyer and each relevant Group Company are entitled to settle, compromise or pay the Tax Assessment on any reasonable terms.

 

22.Tax returns and tax audits

 

22.1Tax returns relating to periods ending before Completion

 

The Company shall be responsible for preparing and lodging (or procuring the lodgement of) with the appropriate Tax Authority all returns required to be lodged in relation to the Tax affairs of any Group Company solely in relation to any period ending on or before Completion that have not been prepared and lodged on or before Completion, and the Buyer must procure that the Company prepares and lodges (or procures the lodgement of) all returns of this type as soon as reasonably practicable after Completion in accordance with the terms of this deed. This clause 22.1 does not apply in relation to the income tax return of the Seller Consolidated Group.

 

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22.2Tax returns relating to Straddle Periods ending after Completion

 

The Company shall be responsible for preparing and lodging (or procuring the lodgement of) with the appropriate Tax Authority all returns required to be lodged in relation to the Tax affairs of any Group Company in relation to any period commencing before Completion and ending after Completion (Straddle Period), and the Buyer must procure that the Company prepares and lodges (or procures the lodgement of) all returns of this type in accordance with the terms of this deed. This clause 22.2 does not apply in relation to the income tax return of the Seller Consolidated Group.

 

22.3Preparation

 

Without limiting the provisions of clause 21, the Buyer must, subject to this clause 22:

 

(a)prepare all returns of the type referred to in clauses 22.1 and 22.2 with due care, skill and diligence, on a basis consistent with the basis on which returns were made prior to Completion, and as soon as reasonably practicable after the end of the relevant period;

 

(b)give to the Seller drafts of all returns of this type and any other documents to be provided to any Tax Authority in relation to those returns no later than 15 days before the return is due to be lodged with the relevant Tax Authority for approval by the Seller (not to be unreasonably withheld) and permit the Seller an opportunity to comment on those documents within 10 days of receiving the draft return;

 

(c)without limiting clause 22.4:

 

(i)reflect all comments from the Seller provided to the Buyer pursuant to clause 22.3(b) on all such Tax returns to the extent they relate to Taxes of any Group Company for any Tax period, or portion thereof, ending on or before the Completion Date; and

 

(ii)provide notice to the Seller prior to lodgement of the relevant returns of any comments of the Seller provided to the Buyer pursuant to clause 22.3(b) which the Buyer does not intend to reflect in the Tax return prior to lodgement;

 

(d)lodge (or procures the lodgement of) all returns of this type and other documents with the relevant Tax Authority as soon as practicable after receipt of the Seller’s approval (and in any event within any time period required by law) and provide a copy of the lodged documents to the Seller; and

 

(e)provide the Seller with copies of all correspondence with any Tax Authority in relation to all returns of this type after lodgement.

 

22.4Disputes

 

If the Company is required to prepare a return under this clause 22, then:

 

(a)in the event that following the provision of the Seller’s comments to the Buyer pursuant to clause 22.3(b) and the process set out in clause 22.3(c), the Seller and the Buyer are in dispute in respect of any aspect of the relevant draft return, then the Seller and the Buyer agree that the expert determination process in clause 7.6 applies with any necessary modifications to adapt that process to the requirements of the relevant draft return in order to resolve the dispute;

 

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(b)in the event that any dispute referred to in clause 22.4(a) is not fully resolved prior to the due date for lodging the relevant return, that return shall be lodged in the form proposed by the Seller, subject to clause 22.4(c); and

 

(c)in the event any dispute referred to in clause 22.4(a) is resolved pursuant to clause 7.6 after the relevant return was lodged with the relevant Tax Authority within the relevant time period required by law, then the Buyer must procure that the necessary steps are taken as permissible under the law to amend the relevant return to incorporate all necessary amendments to reflect the resolution of any dispute pursuant to clause 22.4(a) and provide a copy of the lodged documents to the Seller.

 

22.5Assistance from Seller

 

The Seller must provide to the Buyer at the Buyer’s own cost all information and assistance in the Seller’s possession such information reasonably required by the Buyer (including reasonable access to employees and records of any Seller Group Member) in connection with the preparation of any returns referred to in clause 22.3 and clause 22.1 where any part of the period in relation to which the return is required is before Completion. The Seller shall not bear any liability whatsoever with respect to such returns except to the extent expressly provided in clause 20 (and shall in no event bear any liability for any late filing of a return referred to in this clause 22).

 

22.6Assistance from Buyer

 

The Buyer shall, and shall cause any Group Company to:

 

(a)reasonably cooperate with the Seller, its Affiliates and its professional advisors in connection with any Tax matter relating to the Group Companies for any Tax period, or portion thereof, ending on or before the Completion Date;

 

(b)reasonably cooperate with the Seller, its Affiliates and its professional advisers as and to the extent reasonably requested in connection with the filing of any Tax returns relating to the Group Companies and their Affiliates for any Straddle Period, or for any Tax period, or portion thereof, ending on or before the Completion Date (including, without limitation, with respect to:

 

(i)the preparation or filing of tax returns for the Seller Consolidated Group; and

 

(ii)the Seller’s or any of the Seller’s Affiliates’ calculation of Tax due as a result of the sale and purchase of the Shares and any other transactions contemplated by this deed and any United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Forms(s) 5471, IRS Form(s) 8992, IRS Form(s) 1118 and any other IRS Forms);

 

(c)keep all books, records and material written information relating (wholly or in part) to any Tax period, or portion thereof, ending on or before the Completion Date; and

 

(d)cooperate with the Seller and its Affiliates by taking any specific actions requested by the Seller or any of its Affiliates (at the Seller’s expense) to make, confirm, amend, inquire on the status of, and implement any Tax election made on IRS Form 8832 and pursuant to United States Treasury Regulation Section 301.7701-3 with respect to the Group Companies, in each case that is effective as of a date that falls within any Tax period, or portion thereof, ending on or prior to the Completion Date, and to respond to or address any Tax Authority inquiry or other action with respect to such elections.

 

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22.7Tax audits

 

If after Completion any audit in relation to the Tax affairs of any Group Company is commenced that relates in whole or in part to the period before Completion then the Buyer and the Seller must give each other all reasonable assistance in relation to that audit.

 

22.8GST Returns

 

Despite any other provision in this deed, the Buyer cannot amend any Tax return or document lodged with a Tax Authority in respect of a Group Company that relates to GST (including a GST Return, as that term is defined in the GST Act) for any period ending on or before Completion or any Straddle Period without obtaining the Seller’s prior written consent.

 

23.Confidentiality

 

23.1No announcement or other disclosure of transaction

 

Except as permitted by clause 23.2:

 

(a)the Seller and the Seller Guarantor must keep confidential, and must procure that each other Seller Group Member and each of their respective Representatives, keeps confidential the existence of and the terms of this deed and all negotiations between the parties in relation to the subject matter of this deed; and

 

(b)the Buyer must keep confidential, and must procure that each Buyer Group Member and each of their respective Representatives keeps confidential, the existence of and the terms of this deed, all negotiations between the parties in relation to the subject matter of this deed and all other information given to it under this deed.

 

23.2Permitted disclosure

 

Nothing in this deed prevents a person from disclosing matters referred to in clause 23.1:

 

(a)if disclosure is required to be made by law or the rules of a recognised stock or securities exchange and the party whose obligation it is to keep matters confidential or procure that those matters are kept confidential:

 

(i)has not through any voluntary act or omission (other than the execution of this deed) caused the disclosure obligation to arise; and

 

(ii)has before disclosure is made notified each other party of the requirement to disclose and, where the relevant law or rules permit and where practicable to do so, given each other party a reasonable opportunity to comment on the requirement for and proposed contents of the proposed disclosure;

 

(b)if disclosure is made by way of a written announcement the terms of which have been agreed in writing by the parties prior to the making of the announcement;

 

(c)if disclosure is reasonably required to enable a party to perform its obligations and enforce its rights under this deed;

 

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(d)to any professional adviser of a party who has been retained to advise in relation to the transactions contemplated by the Transaction Documents or to the auditor of a party;

 

(e)to any financier who has made a bona fide proposal to provide finance to a party in relation to the transactions contemplated by any Transaction Document;

 

(f)with the prior written approval of each party other than the party whose obligation it is to keep those matters confidential or procure that those matters are kept confidential; or

 

(g)where the matter has come into the public domain otherwise than as a result of a breach by any party of this deed.

 

23.3No use or disclosure of Confidential Information

 

(a)Except as permitted by clause 23.3(b), the Seller and the Seller Guarantor must not, and must procure that each other Restricted Person does not, at any time whether before or after Completion use or disclose to any person other than the Buyer and its Representatives any Confidential Information.

 

(b)Clause 23.3(a) does not prevent the Seller, the Seller Guarantor or any other Restricted Person from using or disclosing information:

 

(i)of a Group Company in the ordinary course of business of that Group Company prior to Completion;

 

(ii)for the purpose of completing, lodging or filing and Tax returns or filings or associated documentation or otherwise managing its Tax affairs or the Tax affairs of its Affiliates;

 

(iii)if disclosure is required to be made by law or the rules of a recognised stock or securities exchange and the Seller, the Seller Guarantor or other Restricted Person (as applicable):

 

A.has not through any voluntary act or omission (other than the execution of this deed) caused the disclosure obligation to arise; and

 

B.has before disclosure is made notified each other party of the requirement to disclose and, where the relevant law or rules permit and where practicable to do so, given each other party a reasonable opportunity to comment on the requirement for and proposed contents of the proposed disclosure;

 

(iv)if use or disclosure is reasonably required to enable the Seller, the Seller Guarantor or other Restricted Person (as applicable) to perform its obligations under this deed;

 

(v)to any professional adviser of the Seller, the Seller Guarantor or other Restricted Person (as applicable) who has been retained to advise in relation to the transactions contemplated by the Transaction Documents and then only for the purpose of providing advice in relation to the transactions contemplated by the Transaction Documents;