THE SECURITIES REPRESENTED HEREBY HAVE NOT BEEN REGISTERED UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED, OR THE SECURITIES LAWS OF ANY STATE AND MAY BE TRANSFERRED, SOLD OR OTHERWISE DISPOSED OF ONLY IF SUCH SECURITIES HAVE BEEN REGISTERED UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED, AND ANY APPLICABLE STATE SECURITIES LAWS OR PURSUANT TO AN EXEMPTION FROM REGISTRATION UNDER SUCH ACT OR SUCH STATE SECURITIES LAWS.
BY HOLDING OR ACQUIRING THIS SECURITY, EACH WARRANTHOLDER SHALL BE DEEMED TO COVENANT TO THE COMPANY AS SET FORTH IN SECTION 15(J) HEREOF.
WARRANT No. S2-14
Shares of Common Stock
New Residential Investment Corp.
a Delaware Corporation
Issue Date: May 27, 2020
THIS COMMON STOCK PURCHASE WARRANT (this “Warrant”) certifies that, for value received, CF NRS-E LLC or its permitted assigns (the “Warrantholder”) is entitled, upon the terms and subject to the limitations on exercise and the conditions hereinafter set forth, at any time and from time to time on or after the date hereof (the “Issue Date”) and on or prior to 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on May 19, 2023 (the “Expiration Time”), to subscribe for and purchase from New Residential Investment Corp., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), 9,130,982 duly authorized, validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable shares of Common Stock (as subject to adjustment hereunder, the “Shares” and each a “Share”). The purchase price of one share of Common Stock under this Warrant shall be equal to the Exercise Price (as defined below). The Exercise Price and the number of Shares to be purchased upon exercise of this Warrant are subject to adjustment as hereinafter provided.
1.Definitions. Unless the context otherwise requires, when used herein the following terms shall have the meanings indicated.
“Affiliate” means, as applied to any person, any other person directly or indirectly controlling, controlled by, or under common control with, that person. For the purposes of this definition, “control” (including, with correlative meanings, the terms “controlling,” “controlled by” and “under common control with”), as applied to any person, means the possession, directly or indirectly, of the power to direct or cause the direction of the management or policies of that person, whether through the ability to exercise voting power, by contract or otherwise.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, neither the Canyon Lenders nor any of their Affiliates shall be deemed to be an Affiliate of the Company, solely as a result of beneficially owning this Warrant or being a lender under the Loan.
“Appraisal Procedure” means a procedure whereby two independent appraisers, one chosen by the Company and one by the Warrantholder (or if there is more than one Warrantholder, a majority in interest of Warrantholders excluding any Warrantholder that is an Affiliate of the Company), shall mutually agree upon the determinations then the subject of appraisal. Each party shall deliver a notice to the other appointing its appraiser within 5 days after the Appraisal Procedure is invoked. If within 15 days after appointment of the two appraisers they are unable to agree upon the amount in question, a third independent appraiser shall be chosen within 5 days thereafter by the mutual consent of such first two appraisers or, if such two first appraisers fail to agree upon the appointment of a third appraiser, such appointment shall be made by the American Arbitration Association, or any organization successor thereto, from a panel of arbitrators having experience in appraisal of the subject matter to be appraised. The decision of the third appraiser so appointed and chosen shall be given within 15 days after the selection of such third appraiser. If three appraisers shall be appointed and the determination of one appraiser is disparate from the middle determination by more than twice the amount by which the other determination is disparate from the middle determination, then the determination of such appraiser shall be excluded, the remaining two determinations shall be averaged and such average shall be binding and conclusive upon the Company and the Warrantholder; otherwise, the average of all three determinations shall be binding upon the Company and the Warrantholder. The costs of conducting any Appraisal Procedure shall be borne by the Company.
“Board of Directors” means the board of directors of the Company, including any duly authorized committee thereof provided that each member of such duly authorized committee is an independent director.
“business day” means any day except Saturday, Sunday and any day on which banking institutions in the State of New York generally are authorized or required by law or other governmental actions to close.
“Canyon Lenders” means Canyon Finance (Cayman) Limited, The Canyon Value Realization Master Fund-X, L.P., Canyon Value Realization Fund, L.P., CBFVEST Holdings LTD., GRFVEST Holdings LTD., Canyon IC Credit Master Fund L.P., Canyon Distressed Opportunity Master Fund III, L.P., Canyon NZ-DOF Investing, L.P., Canyon Distressed TX (A) LLC, Canyon Distressed TX (B) LLC, Canyon-EDOF (Master) L.P., Canyon Blue Credit Investment Fund L.P. and EP Canyon LTD.
“Capital Stock” means (A) with respect to any Person that is a corporation or company, any and all shares, interests, participations or other equivalents (however designated) of capital or capital stock of such Person and (B) with respect to any Person that is not a corporation or company, any and all partnership or other equity interests of such Person.
“Cashless Exercise” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 4.
“Change of Control” means, at any time, the occurrence of any of the following events or circumstances: (i) any “person” or “group” (within the meaning of Section 13(d) of the Exchange Act) shall become the “beneficial owner” (within the meaning of Section 13(d) of the Exchange Act), directly or indirectly, of Capital Stock of the Company representing 40% or more of the total voting power represented by the Company’s then outstanding Capital Stock, (ii) the consummation of a merger or consolidation of the Company with or into any other Person, other than a merger or consolidation which would result in the voting securities of the Company outstanding immediately prior thereto continuing to represent at least 40% of the total voting power represented by the voting securities of the Company or such surviving entity or its parent outstanding immediately after such merger or consolidation, or (iii) any direct or indirect sale, transfer or other disposition, in one transaction or a series of related transactions, of all or substantially all of the assets of the Company and its subsidiaries, taken as a whole (it being agreed that the sale, transfer or other disposition by any Person of the Capital Stock of any subsidiary constitutes an indirect sale, transfer or disposition of the assets of such subsidiary).
“Common Stock” means the Company’s common stock, $0.01 par value per share.
“Company” has the meaning set forth in the Preamble.
“Exchange Act” means the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or any successor statute, and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder.
“Exercise Price” means $7.94 (as such price may be adjusted from time to time pursuant to Section 15 hereof).
“Expiration Time” has the meaning set forth in the Preamble.
“Fair Market Value” means, with respect to any security or other property, the fair market value of such security or other property as determined by the independent members of the Board of Directors, acting in good faith. If the Warrantholder objects in writing to the Board of Directors’ calculation of Fair Market Value within 10 days of receipt of written notice thereof and the Warrantholder and the Company are unable to agree on Fair Market Value during the 10-day period following the delivery of the Warrantholder’s objection, the Appraisal Procedure shall be invoked to determine Fair Market Value.
“Governmental Authority” means all United States and other governmental or regulatory authorities.
“Issue Date” has the meaning set forth in the Preamble.
“Loan” means a loan made pursuant to the Senior Secured Term Loan Facility Agreement, dated as of May 19, 2020, among the Company, as parent and the borrower, certain subsidiaries of the Company, as subsidiary guarantors, the lenders party thereto, and Cortland Capital Market Services LLC, as administrative agent and collateral agent, contemplating an $600,000,000 Senior Secured Term Loan Facility.
“Market Price” means, with respect to a particular security, on any given day, the last reported sale price, regular way, or, in case no such reported sale takes place on such day, the average of the closing bid and asked prices, regular way, in either case on the principal national securities exchange on which the applicable securities are listed or admitted to trading, or if not listed or admitted to trading on any national securities exchange, the last quoted bid price in the over-the-counter market as reported by OTC Markets Group or similar organization. “Market Price” shall be determined without reference to after hours or extended hours trading. If such security is not listed and traded in a manner that the quotations referred to above are available for the period required hereunder, the Market Price per share of Common Stock shall be deemed to be the fair market value per share of such security as determined in good faith by the independent members of the Board of Directors in reliance upon an opinion of a nationally recognized independent investment banking firm retained by the Company for this purpose and reasonably acceptable to the Warrantholder (or if there is more than one Warrantholder, a majority in interest of Warrantholders excluding any Warrantholder that is an Affiliate of the Company). For the purposes of determining the Market Price of the Common Stock on the “trading day” preceding, on or following the occurrence of an event, (i) that trading day shall be deemed to commence immediately after the regular scheduled closing time of trading on the New York Stock Exchange or, if trading is closed at an earlier time, such earlier time and (ii) that trading day shall end at the next regular scheduled closing time, or if trading is closed at an earlier time, such earlier time (for the avoidance of doubt, and as an example, if the Market Price is to be determined as of the last trading day preceding a specified event and the closing time of trading on a particular day is 4:00 p.m. and the specified event occurs at 5:00 p.m. on that day, the Market Price would be determined by reference to such 4:00 p.m. closing price).
“Ordinary Cash Dividends” means a regular quarterly cash dividend on shares of Common Stock, provided that Ordinary Cash Dividends shall not include any cash dividends paid to the extent the aggregate per share dividends paid on shares of Common Stock in any calendar quarter, when declared, exceeds $0.10 per share, as adjusted for any stock split, stock dividend, reverse stock split, reclassification or similar transaction.
“Ownership Limitations” means the limitations on Transfers, Beneficial Ownership and Constructive Ownership (each as defined in the Company’s charter) of shares of Capital Stock contained in the Company’s charter, as amended from time to time.
“Person” means and includes natural persons, corporations, limited partnerships, general partnerships, limited liability companies, limited liability partnerships, joint stock companies, joint ventures, associations, companies, trusts or other organizations, whether or not legal entities, and Governmental Authorities.
“Per Share Fair Market Value” has the meaning set forth in Section 15(B).
“SEC” means the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
“Securities Act” means the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or any successor statute, and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder.
“Share” or “Shares” has the meaning set forth in the Preamble.
“trading day” means (A) if the shares of Common Stock are traded on any national or regional securities exchange or association or over-the-counter market, a business day on which such relevant exchange or quotation system is scheduled to be open for business and on which the shares of Common Stock (i) are not suspended from trading on any national or regional securities exchange or association or over-the-counter market for any period or periods aggregating one half hour or longer; and (ii) have traded at least once on the national or regional securities exchange or association or over-the-counter market that is the primary market for the trading of the shares of Common Stock or (B) if the shares of Common Stock are not traded on any national or regional securities exchange or association or over-the-counter market, a business day.
“Transfer Agent” has the meaning set forth in Section 5(A)(i).
“Warrantholder” has the meaning set forth in the Preamble.
“Warrant” has the meaning set forth in the Preamble.
“Warrant Share Delivery Date” has the meaning set forth in Section 5(A)(i).
2.Number of Shares; Exercise Price. The Warrantholder is entitled, upon the terms and subject to the conditions hereinafter set forth, to acquire from the Company, in whole or in part, 9,130,982 fully paid and nonassessable Shares, at a purchase price per Share equal to the Exercise Price. The number of Shares and the Exercise Price are subject to adjustment as provided herein, and all references to “Common Stock,” “Shares” and “Exercise Price” herein shall be deemed to include any such adjustment or series of adjustments.
3.Limitation on Shares Deliverable Upon Exercise of Warrant. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Warrant, no Warrantholder shall be entitled to receive Shares upon exercise of this Warrant to the extent (but only to the extent) that such receipt would result in a violation of the Ownership Limitations, unless the Company provides an exemption from the Ownership Limitations as permitted by its charter. Any purported delivery of Shares upon exercise of this Warrant will be void and have no effect to the extent (but only to the extent) that such delivery would result in violation of the Ownership Limitations, unless the Company provides an exemption from the Ownership Limitations as permitted by its charter.
4.Exercise of Warrant; Term. Subject to Section 3, the right to purchase the Shares represented by this Warrant is exercisable, in whole or in part by the Warrantholder, at any time or from time to time after September 19, 2020 but in no event later than the Expiration Time, by (A) the delivery of the Notice of Exercise annexed hereto (including by specifying the manner in which the Exercise Price is to be paid), duly completed and executed on behalf of the Warrantholder, by hand delivery, e-mail or facsimile, at the principal executive office of the Company located at 1345 Avenue of the Americas, 45th
Floor, New York, NY 10105, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (or such other office or agency of the Company in the United States as the Company may designate by notice in writing to the Warrantholder at the address of the Warrantholder appearing on the books of the Company), and (B) payment of the Exercise Price for the Shares thereby purchased at the election of the Warrantholder (i) by tendering in cash, either by certified or cashier’s check payable to the order of the Company or by wire transfer of immediately available funds to an account designated by the Company, at the election of the Warrantholder, (ii) so long as the Warrantholder is the holder of a Loan in a principal amount exceeding the aggregate Exercise Price for the Shares, by reduction in principal amount of the Loan held by the Warrantholder in an amount equal to the aggregate Exercise Price for the Shares, (iii) by means of a Cashless Exercise as set forth in the paragraph below, or (iv) by a combination of the foregoing.
The Warrantholder may, in its sole discretion and in lieu of payment of the Exercise Price, elect to exercise all or any part of this Warrant in a “cashless” or “net-issue” exercise (a “Cashless Exercise”) by delivering to the Company a Notice of Exercise selecting a Cashless Exercise, as a result of which the Warrantholder shall be entitled to receive a number of shares of Common Stock calculated using the following formula:
X = Y * (A - B)
where: X = the number of shares of Common Stock to be issued to the
Y = the number of shares of Common Stock with respect to which the Warrant is being exercised
A = the Market Price of the Common Stock on the last trading day preceding the date of exercise of this Warrant
B = the then-current Exercise Price of the Warrant
Notwithstanding anything in this Warrant to the contrary, the Warrantholder shall not be required to physically surrender this Warrant to the Company in order to exercise all or a portion of this Warrant; provided, however, that if the Warrantholder does not exercise this Warrant in its entirety, the Warrantholder shall promptly following such partial exercise surrender this Warrant to the Company and shall be entitled to receive from the Company within a reasonable time, and in any event not exceeding three business days, a new warrant in substantially identical form for the purchase of that number of Shares equal to the difference between the number of Shares subject to this Warrant and the number of Shares as to which this Warrant was so exercised. When the Warrantholder has purchased all of the Shares available hereunder and this Warrant has been exercised in full, the Warrantholder shall surrender this Warrant to the Company for cancellation within three business days after the date the final Notice of Exercise is
delivered to the Company. Partial exercises of this Warrant resulting in purchases of a portion of the total number of Shares available hereunder shall have the effect of lowering the outstanding number of Shares purchasable hereunder in an amount equal to the applicable number of Shares purchased. The Warrantholder and the Company shall maintain records showing the number of Shares purchased and the date of such purchases. The Company shall inform the Warrantholder if a Notice of Exercise has not been duly completed within one business day of receipt of such notice, but shall not refuse or object to the issuance of the Shares upon receipt of, and pursuant to, a duly completed Notice of Exercise. The Warrantholder and any assignee, by acceptance of this Warrant, acknowledge and agree that, by reason of the provisions of this paragraph, following the purchase of a portion of the Shares hereunder, the number of Shares available for purchase hereunder at any given time may be less than the amount stated on the face hereof.
Notwithstanding anything in this Warrant to the contrary, the Warrantholder hereby acknowledges and agrees that its exercise of this Warrant for Shares is subject to the condition that the Warrantholder will have first received, to the extent applicable and required to permit the Warrantholder to exercise this Warrant for shares of Common Stock and to own such Common Stock, the receipt of any necessary approvals and authorizations of, filings and registrations with, notifications to, or expiration or termination of any applicable waiting period under, the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, and the rules and regulations thereunder.
5.Mechanics of Exercise; Issuance of Shares; Representations, Warranties and Covenants of the Company; Listing.
(A)Mechanics of Exercise.
(i)Delivery of Certificates and/or Book-Entry Shares Upon Exercise. Certificates for shares purchased hereunder shall be transmitted by the Company’s transfer agent (the “Transfer Agent”) to the Warrantholder by, at the Warrantholder’s request (A) crediting the account of the Warrantholder’s prime broker with The Depository Trust Company through its Deposit or Withdrawal at Custodian system if the Company is then a participant in such system, (B) physical delivery to the address specified by the Warrantholder in the Notice of Exercise or (C) by entry on the books of the Company (or the Company’s transfer agent, if any), in each case by the date that is two trading days after the later of (1) payment of the Exercise Price as set forth above or (2) the date of a Cashless Exercise, if applicable (such later date, the “Warrant Share Delivery Date”). The applicable Shares shall be deemed to have been issued, and the Warrantholder or any other Person so designated to be named therein shall be deemed to have become a holder of record of such shares for all purposes, as of the applicable exercise date or the date that is two trading days following the date of a Cashless Exercise, as applicable. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Company shall not be required to
deliver shares through the system of The Depositary Trust Company if it determines that pursuant to Section 10 a legend is required to be included on the Shares being delivered.
(ii)Rescission Rights. If the Company fails to cause the Transfer Agent to transmit to the Warrantholder a certificate or the certificates representing the Shares pursuant to Section 5(A)(i) by the Warrant Share Delivery Date (other than as a result of any action or inaction of the Warrantholder’s prime broker), then the Warrantholder shall have the right to rescind such exercise. Any rescission by the Warrantholder pursuant to this Section 5(A)(ii) shall not affect any other remedies available to the Warrantholder under applicable law or equity as a result of the Company’s failure to timely deliver the Shares.
(iii)Closing of Books. The Company shall not close its stockholder books or records in any manner which prevents the timely exercise of this Warrant pursuant to the terms hereof.
(B)Conditional Exercise. Notwithstanding any other provision hereof, if an exercise of any portion of this Warrant is to be made in connection with an underwritten public offering or a sale of the Company (pursuant to a merger, sale of stock, or otherwise), such exercise may, at the election of the Warrantholder (set forth in the applicable Notice of Exercise), be conditioned upon the consummation of such transaction, in which case such exercise shall not be deemed to be effective until immediately prior to the consummation of such transaction.
(C)Representations, Warranties and Covenants of the Company. The Company hereby represents, covenants and agrees, as applicable:
(iv)The Company (A) is a corporation duly organized, validly existing and in good standing under the laws of the State of Delaware, (B) has all requisite power and authority to own and operate its properties, to carry on its business as now conducted and as currently proposed to be conducted, to issue and enter into this Warrant and to carry out the transactions contemplated thereby, and (C) except where the failure to do so, individually or in the aggregate, has not had, and could not be reasonably expected to have, a material adverse effect on the business, assets, financial condition or operations of the Company, is qualified to do business and, where applicable is in good standing, in every jurisdiction where such qualification is required.
(v)This Warrant is, and any Warrant issued in substitution for or replacement of this Warrant shall be, upon issuance, duly authorized and validly issued. This Warrant constitutes, and any Warrant issued in substitution for or replacement of this Warrant shall be, upon issuance, a legal, valid and binding obligation of the Company, enforceable against the Company in
accordance with its terms, except as enforceability may be limited by applicable bankruptcy, insolvency or other similar laws affecting the enforcement of creditors’ rights generally and by general principles of equity.
(vi)The execution, delivery and performance by the Company of this Warrant and any Warrant issued in substitution for or replacement of this Warrant does not and will not (A) violate any material provision of applicable law or the organizational documents of the Company, (B) conflict with, result in a breach of, or constitute (with the giving of any notice, the passage of time, or both) a default under any material agreement of the Company or (C) result in or require the creation or imposition of any lien upon any assets of the Company.
(vii)The Company covenants that, during the period this Warrant is outstanding, it will reserve from its authorized and unissued Common Stock a sufficient number of shares to provide for the issuance of the Shares upon the exercise of any purchase rights represented by this Warrant. The Company further covenants that its issuance of this Warrant shall constitute full authority to its officers who are charged with the duty of executing stock certificates to execute and issue the necessary certificates for the Shares upon the exercise of the purchase rights under this Warrant. The Company shall take all such action as may be necessary or appropriate to assure that such Shares may be issued as provided herein without violation of any applicable law or regulation or any preemptive or similar rights of any equity holder of the Company. The Company shall (A) procure, at its sole expense, the listing of the Shares issuable upon exercise of this Warrant, subject to issuance or notice of issuance, on all principal stock exchanges on which the Common Stock is then listed or traded and (B) maintain such listings of such Shares at all times after issuance.
(viii)The Company covenants that all Shares which may be issued upon the exercise of the purchase rights represented by this Warrant shall, upon exercise of the purchase rights represented by this Warrant and payment for such Shares in accordance herewith, be duly authorized, validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable and free from all taxes, liens and charges (other than liens or charges created by the Warrantholder, except as otherwise provided herein, income and franchise taxes incurred in connection with the exercise of the Warrant or taxes in respect of any transfer occurring contemporaneously therewith)
(ix)Except and to the extent as waived or consented to by the Warrantholder, the Company shall not by any action, including, without limitation, amending its certificate of incorporation or through any reorganization,
transfer of assets, consolidation, merger, dissolution, issue or sale of securities or any other voluntary action, avoid or seek to avoid the observance or performance of any of the terms of this Warrant, but shall at all times in good faith assist in the carrying out of all such terms and in the taking of all such actions as may be necessary or appropriate to protect the rights of the Warrantholder as set forth in this Warrant against impairment. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Company shall (A) not increase the par value of any Shares above the amount payable therefor upon such exercise immediately prior to such increase in par value, (B) take all such action as may be necessary or appropriate in order that the Company may validly and legally issue fully paid and nonassessable Shares upon the exercise of this Warrant, (C) use its reasonable best efforts to obtain all such authorizations, exemptions or consents from any public regulatory body having jurisdiction thereof, as may be, necessary to enable the Company to perform its obligations under this Warrant, and (D) use reasonable best efforts to ensure that the Shares may be issued without violation of any applicable law or regulation or of any requirement of any securities exchange on which the Shares are listed or traded. Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing in this paragraph shall prevent the Company from repurchasing or otherwise buying back shares of its Common Stock.
(x)Before taking any action which would result in an adjustment in the number of Shares for which this Warrant is exercisable or in the Exercise Price, the Company shall obtain all such authorizations or exemptions thereof, or consents thereto, as may be necessary in order that the Company may validly and legally issue fully paid and non-assessable shares of Common Stock at the Exercise Price as so adjusted.
6.No Fractional Shares. No fractional shares shall be issued upon the exercise of this Warrant. As to any fraction of a Share that the Warrantholder would otherwise be entitled to purchase upon such exercise, the Company shall, at the Company’s election, either (A) pay to such Warrantholder an amount in cash (by delivery of a certified or official bank check or by wire transfer of immediately available funds) equal to the product of (1) such fraction multiplied by (2) the Market Price of one Share on the exercise date or the date of Cashless Exercise, as applicable, or (B) round up to the next whole share.
7.No Rights as Stockholders; Transfer Books. This Warrant does not entitle the Warrantholder to any voting rights or other rights as a stockholder of the Company prior to the date of exercise hereof. The Company will at no time close its transfer books against transfer of this Warrant in any manner which interferes with the timely exercise of this Warrant.
8.Charges, Taxes and Expenses. Issuance of certificates for Shares to the Warrantholder upon the exercise of this Warrant shall be made without charge to the Warrantholder for
any issue or transfer tax or other incidental expense in respect of the issuance of such certificates, all of which taxes and expenses shall be paid by the Company.
9.Accredited Investor. The Warrantholder acknowledges that the Warrant and the Shares issuable upon exercise have not been registered under the Securities Act or under any state securities laws. The Warrantholder expressly warrants that it (i) is acquiring the Warrant (and any Shares issuable upon exercise) pursuant to an exemption from registration under the Securities Act solely for investment with no present intention to distribute the Warrant (or any Shares issuable upon exercise) to any person in violation of the Securities Act or any applicable U.S. state securities laws, (ii) will not sell or otherwise dispose of any of the Warrant (or any Shares issuable upon exercise), except in compliance with the registration requirements or exemption provisions of the Securities Act and any applicable U.S. state securities laws, (iii) has such knowledge and experience in financial and business matters and in investments of this type that it is capable of evaluating the merits and risks and of making an informed investment decision, and has conducted a review of the business and affairs of the Company that it considers sufficient and reasonable, (iv) is able to bear the economic risk and at the present time is able to afford a complete loss of such investment and (v) is an “accredited investor” (as that term is defined by Rule 501 under the Securities Act).
(A)Subject to compliance with clauses (B) and (C) of this Section 10, this Warrant and all rights hereunder are transferable, in whole or in part, upon the books of the Company by the registered holder hereof in person or by duly authorized attorney, and a new warrant shall be made and delivered by the Company, of the same tenor and date as this Warrant but registered in the name of one or more transferees, upon surrender of this Warrant, duly endorsed, to the office or agency of the Company described in Section 4. All expenses (other than stock transfer taxes) and other charges payable in connection with the preparation, execution and delivery of the new warrants pursuant to this Section 10 shall be paid by the Company.
(B)This Warrant shall not be transferrable prior to September 19, 2020; provided that prior to such date, (i) if the Warrantholder sells, assigns, transfers or grants a participation in all or a portion of its rights and obligations under a Loan, the Warrantholder shall be permitted to transfer a pro rata portion of this Warrant together with such sale, assignment, transfer or participation, (ii) the Warrantholder shall be permitted to transfer all or a portion of this Warrant to any of its Affiliates, any initial lender under the Loan or any Affiliate of such an initial lender.
(C)If and for so long as the Warrant has not been registered under the Securities Act, this Warrant Certificate shall contain a legend as set forth in the first paragraph of the legend set forth on the first page of this Warrant. A similar legend will be
included on any Shares issuable upon exercise of the Warrant under similar circumstances.
11.Exchange and Registry of Warrant. This Warrant is exchangeable, upon the surrender hereof by the Warrantholder to the Company, for a new warrant or warrants of like tenor and representing the right to purchase the same aggregate number of Shares. The Company shall maintain a registry showing the name and address of the Warrantholder as the registered holder of this Warrant. This Warrant may be surrendered for exchange or exercise, in accordance with its terms, at the office of the Company, and the Company shall be entitled to rely in all respects, prior to written notice to the contrary, upon such registry.
12.Loss, Theft, Destruction or Mutilation of Warrant. Upon receipt by the Company of evidence reasonably satisfactory to it of the loss, theft, destruction or mutilation of this Warrant, and in the case of any such loss, theft or destruction, upon receipt of a bond, indemnity or security reasonably satisfactory to the Company, or, in the case of any such mutilation, upon surrender and cancellation of this Warrant, the Company shall make and deliver, in lieu of such lost, stolen, destroyed or mutilated Warrant, a new Warrant of like tenor and representing the right to purchase the same aggregate number of Shares as provided for in such lost, stolen, destroyed or mutilated Warrant.
13.Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays, etc. If the last or appointed day for the taking of any action or the expiration of any right required or granted herein shall not be a business day, then such action may be taken or such right may be exercised on the next succeeding day that is a business day.
14.Rule 144 Information. The Company covenants that it shall use its reasonable best efforts to timely file all reports and other documents required to be filed by it under the Securities Act and the Exchange Act and the rules and regulations promulgated by the SEC thereunder (or, if the Company is not required to file such reports, it will, upon the request of any Warrantholder, make publicly available such information as necessary to permit sales pursuant to Rule 144 or Regulation S under the Securities Act), and it shall use reasonable best efforts to take such further action as any Warrantholder may reasonably request, in each case to the extent required from time to time to enable such holder to, if permitted by the terms of this Warrant, sell this Warrant without registration under the Securities Act within the limitation of the exemptions provided by (A) Rule 144 or Regulation S under the Securities Act, as such rules may be amended from time to time, or (B) any successor rule or regulation hereafter adopted by the SEC. Upon the written request of any Warrantholder, the Company will deliver to such Warrantholder a written statement that it has complied with such requirements.
15.Adjustments and Other Rights. Subject in each case to Section 15(J), the Exercise Price and the number of Shares issuable upon exercise of this Warrant shall be subject to adjustment from time to time as follows; provided, that if more than one subsection of this Section 15 is applicable to a single event, the subsection shall be applied that
produces the largest adjustment and no single event shall cause an adjustment under more than one subsection of this Section 15 so as to result in duplication:
(A)Stock Splits, Subdivisions, Reclassifications or Combinations. If the Company shall (i) declare and pay a dividend or otherwise make a distribution on its Common Stock payable in shares of Common Stock (which, for avoidance of doubt, shall not include any shares of Common Stock issued by the Company upon exercise of this Warrant), (ii) subdivide (by any stock split, recapitalization or otherwise) the outstanding shares of Common Stock into a greater number of shares, or (iii) combine (including by way of reverse stock split) or reclassify the outstanding shares of Common Stock into a smaller number of shares, the number of Shares issuable upon exercise of this Warrant at the time of the record date for such dividend or distribution or the effective date of such subdivision, combination or reclassification shall be proportionately adjusted so that the Warrantholder after such date shall be entitled to purchase the number of shares of Common Stock which such holder would have owned or been entitled to receive in respect of the shares of Common Stock subject to this Warrant after such date had this Warrant been exercised immediately prior to such date. In such event, the Exercise Price in effect at the time of the record date for such dividend or distribution or the effective date of such subdivision, combination or reclassification shall be adjusted to the number obtained by dividing (x) the product of (1) the number of Shares issuable upon the exercise of this Warrant before such adjustment and (2) the Exercise Price in effect immediately prior to the record or effective date, as the case may be, for the dividend, distribution, subdivision, combination or reclassification giving rise to this adjustment by (y) the new number of Shares issuable upon exercise of the Warrant determined pursuant to the immediately preceding sentence. Any adjustment made pursuant to this Section 15(A) shall, in the case of a dividend or distribution, become effective immediately after the record date for the determination of stockholders entitled to receive such dividend or distribution, and, in the case of a subdivision, combination or re-classification, become effective immediately after the effective date of such subdivision, combination or re-classification.
(B)Other Distributions. In case the Company shall fix a record date for the making of a distribution to any or all holders of shares of its Common Stock of securities, evidences of indebtedness, assets, cash, rights, warrants or other property (excluding Ordinary Cash Dividends and other dividends or distributions referred to in Section 15(A)), in each such case, the Exercise Price in effect prior to such record date shall be reduced immediately thereafter to the price determined by multiplying the Exercise Price in effect immediately prior to the reduction by the quotient of (x) the Market Price of the Common Stock on the last trading day preceding the first date on which the Common Stock trades regular way on the principal national securities exchange on which the Common Stock is listed or admitted to trading without the right to receive such distribution, minus the amount of cash and/or the Fair Market Value of the securities, evidences of
indebtedness, assets, rights, warrants or other property to be so distributed in respect of one share of Common Stock (such amount and/or Fair Market Value, the “Per Share Fair Market Value”) divided by (y) such Market Price on such date specified in clause (x); such adjustment shall be made successively whenever such a record date is fixed. In such event, the number of Shares issuable upon the exercise of this Warrant shall be increased to the number obtained by dividing (x) the product of (1) the number of Shares issuable upon the exercise of this Warrant before such adjustment, and (2) the Exercise Price in effect immediately prior to the distribution giving rise to this adjustment by (y) the new Exercise Price determined in accordance with the immediately preceding sentence. In the case of adjustment for a cash dividend that is, or is coincident with, a regular quarterly cash dividend, the Per Share Fair Market Value would be reduced by the per share amount of the portion of the cash dividend that would constitute an Ordinary Cash Dividend. In the event that such distribution is not so made, the Exercise Price and the number of Shares issuable upon exercise of this Warrant then in effect shall be readjusted, effective as of the date when the Board of Directors determines not to distribute such shares, evidences of indebtedness, assets, rights, cash, warrants or other property, as the case may be, to the Exercise Price that would then be in effect and the number of Shares that would then be issuable upon exercise of this Warrant if such record date had not been fixed.
(C)Adjustments Upon Reorganization, Reclassification, Consolidation or Merger. In the event of any (i) capital reorganization of the Company, (ii) reclassification of the stock of the Company (other than a reclassification of Common Stock referred to in Section 15(A)), (iii) consolidation or merger of the Company with or into another Person, (iv) sale of all or substantially all of the Company’s assets to another Person or (v) other similar transaction (other than any such transaction covered by Section 15(A)) in each case which entitles the holders of Common Stock to receive (either directly or upon subsequent liquidation) stock, securities or property with respect to or in exchange for Common Stock, each Warrant shall, immediately after such reorganization, reclassification, consolidation, merger, sale or similar transaction, remain outstanding and shall thereafter, in lieu of or in addition to (as the case may be) the number of Shares then exercisable under this Warrant, be exercisable for the kind and number of shares of stock or other securities or property of the Company or of the successor Person resulting from such transaction to which the Warrantholder would have been entitled upon such reorganization, reclassification, consolidation, merger, sale or similar transaction if the Warrantholder had exercised this Warrant in full immediately prior to the time of such reorganization, reclassification, consolidation, merger, sale or similar transaction and acquired the applicable number of Shares then issuable hereunder as a result of such exercise (without taking into account any limitations or restrictions on the exercisability of this Warrant); and, in such case, appropriate adjustment shall be made with respect to the Warrantholder’s rights under this Warrant to insure that the provisions of this Section 15 shall thereafter be applicable, as nearly as possible, to this Warrant in relation to any shares of stock,
securities or property thereafter acquirable upon exercise of this Warrant. In determining the kind and amount of stock, securities or property receivable upon exercise of this Warrant following the consummation of such transaction, if the holders of Common Stock have the right to elect the kind or amount of consideration receivable upon consummation of such transaction, then the Warrantholder shall have the right to make a similar election (including, without limitation, being subject to similar proration constraints) upon exercise of this Warrant with respect to the number of shares of stock or other securities or property which the Warrantholder will receive upon exercise of this Warrant. The provisions of this Section 15(A) shall similarly apply to successive reorganizations, reclassifications, consolidations, mergers, sales or similar transactions. Prior to the consummation thereof, the successor Person (if other than the Company) resulting from such reorganization, reclassification, consolidation, merger, sale or similar transaction, shall assume, by written instrument substantially similar in form and substance to this Warrant, the obligation to deliver to the Warrantholder such shares of stock, securities or property which, in accordance with the foregoing provisions, such Warrantholder shall be entitled to receive upon exercise of this Warrant.
(D)Rounding of Calculations; Minimum Adjustments. All calculations under this Section 15 shall be made to the nearest one-tenth (1/10th) of a cent or to the nearest one-hundredth (1/100th) of a share, as the case may be. Any provision of this Section 15 to the contrary notwithstanding, no adjustment in the Exercise Price or the number of Shares into which this Warrant is exercisable shall be made if the amount of such adjustment would be less than $0.01 or one-tenth (1/10th) of a share of Common Stock, but any such amount shall be carried forward and an adjustment with respect thereto shall be made at the time of and together with any subsequent adjustment which, together with such amount and any other amount or amounts so carried forward, shall aggregate $0.01 or 1/10th of a share of Common Stock, or more.
(E)Timing of Issuance of Additional Common Stock Upon Certain Adjustments. In any case in which the provisions of this Section 15 shall require that an adjustment shall become effective immediately after a record date for an event, the Company may defer until the occurrence of such event (i) issuing to the Warrantholder of this Warrant exercised after such record date and before the occurrence of such event the additional shares of Common Stock issuable upon such exercise by reason of the adjustment required by such event over and above the shares of Common Stock issuable upon such exercise before giving effect to such adjustment and (ii) paying to such Warrantholder any amount of cash in lieu of a fractional share of Common Stock; provided, however, that the Company upon request shall deliver to such Warrantholder a due bill or other appropriate instrument evidencing such Warrantholder’s right to receive such additional shares, and such cash, upon the occurrence of the event requiring such adjustment.
(F)Notice to the Warrantholder.
(i)Adjustment to Exercise Price. Whenever the Exercise Price is adjusted pursuant to any provision of this Section 15, the Company shall promptly compute such adjustment, in good faith, in accordance with the terms of this Warrant, and prepare a certificate setting forth such adjustment, including (A) a statement of the adjusted Exercise Price and adjusted number or type of Shares or other securities or property issuable upon exercise of this Warrant (as applicable), (B) in the case of adjustment pursuant to Section 15(B), a statement of the portion of assets or evidences of indebtedness so distributed or such subscription rights applicable to one share of Common Stock, and setting forth a brief statement of the facts requiring such adjustment and certifying the calculation thereof, and (C) the amount of withholding taxes, if any, that would be payable by the Company as a result of the adjustment, as described in Section 15(J). The Company shall deliver a copy of each such certificate to the Warrantholder as promptly as reasonably practicable following any adjustment of the Exercise Price, but in any event not later than ten business days thereafter.
(ii)Notice to Allow Exercise by the Warrantholder. If (A) the Company shall declare a dividend (or any other distribution in whatever form) on the Common Stock, (B) the Company shall declare a special or nonrecurring cash dividend on or a redemption of the Common Stock, (C) the Company shall authorize the granting to all holders of the Common Stock or rights or warrants to subscribe for or purchase any shares of capital stock of any class or of any rights of the Company, (D) the Company enters into or becomes bound by an agreement in connection with a Change of Control or (E) the Company shall authorize the voluntary or involuntary dissolution, liquidation or winding up of the affairs of the Company, then, in each case (other than in the case of an Ordinary Cash Dividend), the Company shall cause to be mailed to the Warrantholder at the address appearing in the Company’s records, at least 10 business days prior to the applicable record or effective date hereinafter specified, a notice stating (x) the date on which a record is to be taken for the purpose of such dividend, distribution, redemption, rights or warrants, or if a record is not to be taken, the date as of which the holders of the Common Stock of record to be entitled to such dividend, distribution, redemption, rights or warrants are to be determined or (y) the date on which such Change of Control is expected to become effective or close, and the date as of which it is expected that holders of the Common Stock of record shall be entitled to exchange their shares of Common Stock for securities, cash or other property deliverable upon such Change of Control; provided that the failure to mail such notice or any defect therein or in the mailing thereof shall not affect the validity of the corporate action required to be specified in such notice. The Warrantholder shall remain entitled to exercise this
Warrant during the period commencing on the date of such notice to the effective date of the event triggering such notice except as may otherwise be expressly set forth herein. Except as otherwise prohibited by applicable laws, to the extent that any notice provided pursuant to this Section 15(F)(ii) contains material, non-public information regarding the Company, the Company shall disclose such information regarding the Company in a Current Report on Form 8-K and file such Current Report on Form 8-K with the SEC no later than the business day following the date such notice is delivered to the Warrantholder.
(G)Statement Regarding Adjustments. Whenever the Exercise Price or the number of Shares into which this Warrant is exercisable shall be adjusted as provided in Section 15, the Company shall forthwith file at the principal office of the Company a statement showing in reasonable detail the facts requiring such adjustment and the Exercise Price that shall be in effect and the number of Shares into which this Warrant shall be exercisable after such adjustment, and the Company shall also cause a copy of such statement to be sent by mail, first class postage prepaid, to each Warrantholder at the address appearing in the Company’s records.
(H)Proceedings Prior to Any Action Requiring Adjustment. As a condition precedent to the taking of any action which would require an adjustment pursuant to this Section 15, the Company shall take any action which may be necessary, including obtaining regulatory, New York Stock Exchange or other applicable national securities exchange or stockholder approvals or exemptions, in order that the Company may thereafter validly and legally issue as fully paid and nonassessable all shares of Common Stock that the Warrantholder is entitled to receive upon exercise of this Warrant pursuant to this Section 15.
(I)Adjustment Rules. Any adjustments pursuant to this Section 15 shall be made successively whenever an event referred to herein shall occur. If an adjustment in Exercise Price made hereunder would reduce the Exercise Price to an amount below par value of the Common Stock, then such adjustment in Exercise Price made hereunder shall reduce the Exercise Price to the par value of the Common Stock.
(J)Withholding. The Warrantholder shall indemnify the Company for any liability for withholding tax on any constructive dividends for tax purposes resulting from an adjustment described in this Section 15. Promptly following Warrantholder’s receipt of the notice described in Section 15(F)(i), Warrantholder shall remit to the Company the full amount of such withholding taxes (or evidence reasonably satisfactory to the Company that a reduced amount of withholding shall apply, together with payment of the reduced amount). Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Section 15, the adjustments to the Exercise Price described in this Section 15 shall not be effective until the Warrantholder has complied with its
obligations pursuant to the preceding sentence. This Section 15(J) shall survive the Exercise, lapse, transfer, or termination of this Warrant. If there is more than one permissible method to determine the amount of the constructive dividend for tax purposes, the Company will select the method that results in the lowest constructive dividend amount.
16.Governing Law. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York applicable to contracts made and to be performed entirely within such State. Each of the parties hereto agrees (a) to submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction of the State or Federal courts in the Borough of Manhattan, The City of New York, (b) that exclusive jurisdiction and venue shall lie in the State or Federal courts in the State of New York, and (c) that notice may be served upon such party at the address and in the manner set forth for such party in Section 19 hereof. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, EACH OF THE PARTIES HERETO HEREBY UNCONDITIONALLY WAIVES TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY LEGAL ACTION OR PROCEEDING RELATING TO THIS WARRANT OR THE TRANSACTIONS CONTEMPLATED HEREBY.
17.Binding Effect. Subject to applicable securities laws, this Warrant and the rights and obligations evidenced hereby shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective the successors and permitted assigns. The provisions of this Warrant are intended to be for the benefit of the Warrantholder from time to time of this Warrant and shall be enforceable by the Warrantholder or holder of Shares.
18.Amendments. This Warrant may be amended and the observance of any term of this Warrant may be waived only with the written consent of the Company and the Warrantholder.
19.Notices. Any notice, request, instruction or other document to be given hereunder by any party to the other shall be in writing and shall be deemed to have been given when delivered in person or by courier service and signed for against receipt thereof, upon receipt of facsimile, or three business days after depositing it in the United States mail with postage prepaid and properly addressed.
Notices and other communications hereunder may be delivered or furnished by electronic communication (including e-mail and Internet or intranet websites). Notices and other communications sent to an e-mail address shall be deemed received upon the sender’s receipt of an acknowledgement from the intended recipient (such as by the “return receipt requested” function, as available, return e-mail or other written acknowledgement); provided that if such notice or other communication is not sent during the normal business hours of the recipient, such notice or communication shall be deemed to have been sent at the opening of business on the next business day for the recipient, and notices or communications posted to an Internet or intranet website shall be deemed received upon the deemed receipt by the intended recipient at its e-mail address as described in the foregoing clause of notification that such notice or communication is available and identifying the website address therefor
All notices hereunder shall be delivered as set forth below, or pursuant to such other instructions as may be designated in writing by the party to receive such notice.
If to the Company, to:
New Residential Investment Corp.
1345 Avenue of the Americas, 45th Floor
New York, NY 10105
Attention: Nicola Santoro, Jr.
Telephone: (212) 798-6100
With a copy to:
New Residential Investment Corp.
1345 Avenue of the Americas, 45th Floor
New York, New York 10105
Attention: Jonathan Grebinar
With a copy to:
New Residential Investment Corp.
1345 Avenue of the Americas, 45th Floor
New York, New York 10105
Attention: Varun Wadhawan
With a copy to (which copy alone shall not constitute notice):
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom LLP
One Manhattan West
New York, New York 10001
Attn: Michael Zeidel and Michael Schwartz
Telephone: (212) 735 3259 and (212) 735 3694
Fax: (917) 777 3259 and (917) 777 3694
Email: Michael.Zeidel@skadden.com and Michael.Schwartz@skadden.com
If to the Warrantholder, to the address (or facsimile number or e-mail) set forth on Schedule A hereto;
With a copy to:
Fortress Credit Advisors LLC
One Market Plaza, Spear Tower, 42nd Flr
San Francisco, CA 94105
Attention: Mario Rivera
18. Limitation of Liability. No provision hereof, in the absence of any affirmative action by the Warrantholder to exercise this Warrant to purchase Shares, and no enumeration herein of the rights or privileges of the Warrantholder, shall give rise to any liability of the Warrantholder for the purchase price of any Common Stock or as a stockholder of the Company, whether such liability is asserted by the Company or by creditors of the Company.
19. Remedies. The Warrantholder, in addition to being entitled to exercise all rights granted by law, including recovery of damages, will be entitled to specific performance of its rights under this Warrant. The Company agrees that monetary damages would not be adequate compensation for any loss incurred by reason of a breach by it of the provisions of this Warrant and hereby agrees to waive and not to assert the defense in any action for specific performance that a remedy at law would be adequate.
20. Severability. Any provision of this Warrant held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any jurisdiction shall, as to such jurisdiction, be ineffective to the extent of such invalidity, illegality or unenforceability without affecting the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions hereof, and the invalidity of a particular provision in a particular jurisdiction shall not invalidate such provision in any other jurisdiction.
21. Entire Agreement. This Warrant and the forms attached hereto, contain the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersede all prior and contemporaneous arrangements or undertakings with respect thereto.
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[Form of Notice of Exercise]
TO: New Residential Investment Corp.
RE: Election to Purchase Common Stock
The undersigned, pursuant to the provisions set forth in the attached Warrant, hereby agrees to subscribe for and purchase the number of shares of the Common Stock set forth below covered by such Warrant. The undersigned, in accordance with Section 2 of the Warrant, hereby agrees to pay the aggregate Exercise Price for such shares of Common Stock by means of the manner specified below. In the event that the undersigned desires to use a combination of such methods, such intent should be described in detail below. A new warrant evidencing the remaining shares of Common Stock covered by such Warrant, but not yet subscribed for and purchased, if any, should be issued in the name set forth below.
Number of Shares of Common Stock: ____________________
Aggregate Exercise Price: ___________________________
Cash Payment:☐ ___________________________
Reduction in Principal Amount of Loan:☐ ___________________________
Cashless Exercise:☐ ___________________________
Conditional Exercise:☐ ___________________________
Method of Delivery: ☐ Book Entry
If to Prime Broker please provide Prime Broker account information:
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Company has caused this Warrant to be duly executed by a duly authorized officer.
Dated: May 19, 2020
New Residential Investment Corp.
[Signature Page to Warrant]
Fortress Credit Advisors LLC
1345 Avenue of the Americas, 46th Flr
New York, NY 10105
Attention: GC Credit