NACCO INDUSTRIES, INC.

a Delaware corporation

AMENDED AND RESTATED BYLAWS

(Adopted on December 16, 2014)

 

ARTICLE I

MEETINGS OF STOCKHOLDERS

SECTION 1.Time and Place of Meetings. All meetings of the stockholders for the election of directors or for any other purpose will be held at such time and place, within or without the State of Delaware, as may be designated by the Board of Directors of the Corporation (the “Board”) or, in the absence of a designation by the Board, the Chairman of the Board (the “Chairman”), the Chief Executive Officer, the President or the Secretary, and stated in the notice of meeting. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Board may, in its sole discretion, determine that meetings of the stockholders will not be held at any place, but may instead be held by means of remote communications, subject to such guidelines and procedures as the Board may adopt from time to time. The Board may postpone and reschedule any previously scheduled annual or special meeting of the stockholders.

 

SECTION 2.Annual Meetings. Annual meetings of stockholders will be held at such date and time as may be designated from time to time by the Board, at which meeting the stockholders will elect by a plurality vote by written ballot the directors to succeed those directors whose terms expire at such meeting and will transact such other business as may properly be brought before the meeting.

 

SECTION 3.Special Meetings. Special meetings of the stockholders may be called only by (i) the Chairman, the Chief Executive Officer or the President or (ii) the Secretary within ten calendar days after the Secretary receives the written request of a majority of the total number of directors then in office. Any such request by a majority of the total number of directors then in office must be sent to the Chairman and the Secretary and must state the purpose or purposes of the proposed meeting.

 

SECTION 4.Notice of Meetings. Written notice of every meeting of the stockholders, stating the place, if any, date and time thereof, the means of remote communications, if any, by which stockholders and proxy holders may be deemed to be present in person and vote at such meeting, and, in the case of a special meeting, the purpose or purposes for which the meeting is called, will be given not less than ten nor more than 60 calendar days before the date of the meeting to each stockholder of record entitled to vote at such meeting, except as otherwise provided herein or by law. When a meeting is adjourned to another place, date, or time, written notice need not be given of the adjourned meeting if the place, if any, date and time thereof, and the means of remote communications, if any, by which stockholders and proxy holders may be deemed to be present in person and vote at such adjourned meeting are announced at the meeting at which the adjournment is taken; provided, however, that if the adjournment is for more than 30 calendar days, or if after the adjournment a new record date is fixed for the adjourned meeting, written notice of the place, if any, date and time thereof, and the means of remote communications, if any, by which stockholders and proxy holders may be deemed to be present in person and vote at such adjourned meeting must be given in conformity herewith. At any adjourned meeting, any business may be transacted that properly could have been transacted at the original meeting.

 

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SECTION 5.Inspectors. The Board may appoint one or more inspectors of election to act as judges of the voting and to determine those entitled to vote at any meeting of the stockholders, or any adjournment thereof, in advance of such meeting. The Board may designate one or more persons as alternate inspectors to replace any inspector who fails to act. If no inspector or alternate is able to act at a meeting of stockholders, the presiding officer of the meeting may appoint one or more substitute inspectors.

 

SECTION 6.Quorum. The holders of a majority of the outstanding voting power of all classes of stock entitled to vote thereat, present in person or represented by proxy, will constitute a quorum at all meetings of the stockholders for the transaction of business thereat except as otherwise provided by law or by the Certificate of Incorporation. If, however, such quorum is not present or represented at any meeting of the stockholders, the stockholders entitled to vote thereat, present in person or represented by proxy, will have the power to adjourn the meeting from time to time, without notice other than announcement at the meeting, until a quorum is present or represented.

 

SECTION 7.Voting; Proxies. Except as otherwise provided by law or by the Certificate of Incorporation, each stockholder will be entitled at every meeting of the stockholders to one vote for each share of stock having voting power standing in the name of such stockholder on the books of the Corporation on the record date for the meeting and such votes may be cast either in person or by proxy. Every proxy must be authorized in a manner permitted by Section 212 of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware (or any successor provision). Without affecting any vote previously taken, a stockholder may revoke any proxy that is not irrevocable by attending the meeting and voting in person, by revoking the proxy by giving notice to the Secretary of the Corporation, or by a later appointment of a proxy. The vote upon any question brought before a meeting of the stockholders may be by voice vote, unless otherwise required by the Certificate of Incorporation or these Bylaws or unless the Chairman or the holders of a majority of the outstanding voting power of all classes of stock entitled to vote thereon, present in person or represented by proxy at such meeting, otherwise determine. Every vote taken by written ballot will be counted by the inspectors of election. When a quorum is present at any meeting, the affirmative vote of the holders of a majority of the outstanding voting power of all classes of stock entitled to vote thereon, present in person or represented by proxy at the meeting and which has actually been voted, will be the act of the stockholders, except in the election of directors or as otherwise provided in these Bylaws, the Certificate of Incorporation or by law.

 

SECTION 8.Order of Business.

 

(a)The Chairman, or such other officer of the Corporation designated by a majority of the total number of directors then in office, will call meetings of the stockholders to order and will act as presiding officer thereof. Unless otherwise determined by the Board prior to the meeting, the presiding officer of the meeting of the stockholders will also determine the order of business and have the authority in his or her sole discretion to regulate the conduct of any such meeting, including, without limitation, by imposing restrictions on the persons (other than stockholders of the Corporation or their duly appointed proxies) that may attend any such stockholders’ meeting, by ascertaining whether any stockholder or such stockholder’s proxy may be excluded from any meeting of the stockholders based upon any determination by the presiding officer, in the presiding officer’s sole discretion, that any such person has disrupted or is likely to disrupt the proceedings thereat, and by determining the circumstances in which any person may make a statement or ask questions at any meeting of the stockholders.

 

(b)    At an annual meeting of the stockholders, only such business will be conducted or considered as is properly brought before the annual meeting. To be properly brought before an annual

 

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meeting, business must be (i) specified in the notice of the annual meeting (or any supplement thereto) given by or at the direction of the Board in accordance with Article I, Section 4, (ii) otherwise properly brought before the annual meeting by the presiding officer or by or at the direction of a majority of the total number of directors then in office, or (iii) otherwise properly requested to be brought before the annual meeting by a stockholder of the Corporation in accordance with Article I, Section 8(c).

 

(c)    For business to be properly requested by a stockholder to be brought before an annual meeting, (i) the stockholder must be a stockholder of the Corporation of record at the time of the giving of the notice for such annual meeting provided for in these Bylaws, (ii) the stockholder must be entitled to vote at such meeting, (iii) the stockholder must have given timely notice thereof in writing to the Secretary and (iv) if the stockholder, or the beneficial owner on whose behalf any business is brought before the meeting, has provided the Corporation with a Proposal Solicitation Notice, as that term is defined in this Section 8(c), such stockholder or beneficial owner must have delivered a proxy statement and form of proxy to the holders of at the least the percentage of shares of the Corporation entitled to vote required to approve such business that the stockholder proposes to bring before the annual meeting and included in such materials the Proposal Solicitation Notice. To be timely, a stockholder’s notice must be delivered to or mailed and received at the principal executive offices of the Corporation not less than 60 nor more than 90 calendar days prior to the first anniversary of the date on which the Corporation first mailed its proxy materials for the preceding year’s annual meeting of stockholders; provided, however, that if the date of the annual meeting is advanced more than 30 calendar days prior to or delayed by more than 30 calendar days after the anniversary of the preceding year’s annual meeting, notice by the stockholder to be timely must be so delivered not later than the close of business on the later of the 90th calendar day prior to such annual meeting or the tenth calendar day following the day on which public disclosure of the date of such meeting is first made. In no event shall the public disclosure of an adjournment of an annual meeting commence a new time period for the giving of a stockholder’s notice as described above. A stockholder’s notice to the Secretary must set forth as to each matter the stockholder proposes to bring before the annual meeting (A) a description in reasonable detail of the business desired to be brought before the annual meeting and the reasons for conducting such business at the annual meeting, (B) the name and address, as they appear on the Corporation’s books, of the stockholder proposing such business and the beneficial owner, if any, on whose behalf the proposal is made, (C) the class and series and number of shares of capital stock of the Corporation that are owned beneficially and of record by the stockholder proposing such business and by the beneficial owner, if any, on whose behalf the proposal is made, (D) a description of all arrangements or understandings among such stockholder and any other person or persons (including their names) in connection with the proposal of such business by such stockholder and any material interest of such stockholder in such business, (E) whether either such stockholder or beneficial owner intends to deliver a proxy statement and form of proxy to holders of at least the percentage of shares of the Corporation entitled to vote required to approve the proposal (an affirmative statement of such intent, a “Proposal Solicitation Notice”), and (F) a representation that such stockholder intends to appear in person or by proxy at the annual meeting to bring such business before the annual meeting. Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this Section 8(c), a stockholder must also comply with all applicable requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the rules and regulations thereunder (the “Exchange Act”) with respect to the matters set forth in this Section 8(c). For purposes of this Section 8(c) and Article II, Section 4, “public disclosure” means disclosure in a press release reported by the Dow Jones News Service, Associated Press or comparable national news service or in a document filed by the Corporation with the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to the Exchange Act or furnished by the Corporation to stockholders. Nothing in this Section 8(c) will be deemed to affect any rights of stockholders to request inclusion of proposals in the Corporation’s proxy statement pursuant to Rule 14a-8 under the Exchange Act.

 

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(d)    At a special meeting of stockholders, only such business may be conducted or considered as is properly brought before the meeting. To be properly brought before a special meeting, business must be (i) specified in the notice of the meeting (or any supplement thereto) given by or at the direction of the Chairman, the Chief Executive Officer, the President or a majority of the total number of directors then in office in accordance with Article I, Section 4 or (ii) otherwise properly brought before the meeting by the presiding officer or by or at the direction of a majority of the total number of directors then in office.

 

(e)    The determination of whether any business sought to be brought before any annual or special meeting of the stockholders is properly brought before such meeting in accordance with this Section 8 will be made by the presiding officer of such meeting. If the presiding officer determines that any business is not properly brought before such meeting, he or she will so declare to the meeting and any such business will not be conducted or considered.

 

SECTION 9.Definition. Every reference in these Bylaws to a majority or other proportion of stock shall refer to such majority or other proportion of the votes of shares of all classes of such stock.

 

ARTICLE II

DIRECTORS

 

SECTION 1.Number and Term of Office. The Board shall consist of one or more members, and the size of the Board may be determined from time to time only (i) by a vote of a majority of the total number of directors then in office or (ii) by the affirmative vote of the holders of at least 80% of the outstanding voting power of all classes of stock, voting together as a single class at the annual meeting or a special meeting. The directors shall be elected at the annual meeting of the stockholders, except as provided in Section 2 of this Article, and each director elected shall hold office until his successor is elected and qualified, except as required by law. Directors need not be stockholders.

 

SECTION 2.Vacancies and New Directorships. Newly created directorships resulting from any increase in the number of directors and any vacancies on the Board resulting from death, resignation, disqualification, removal or other cause will be filled solely by the affirmative vote of a majority of the remaining directors then in office, even though less than a quorum of the Board, or by a sole remaining director. Any director elected in accordance with the preceding sentence will hold office for the remainder of the full term of the directors and until such director’s successor is elected and qualified. No decrease in the number of directors constituting the Board will shorten the term of an incumbent director.

 

SECTION 3.Powers. The business and affairs of the Corporation will be managed by or under the direction of the Board, which may exercise all such powers of the Corporation and do all such lawful acts and things as are not by law or by the Certificate of Incorporation or by these Bylaws directed or required to be exercised or done by the stockholders.

 

SECTION 4.Resignation. Any director may resign at any time by giving notice in writing or by electronic transmission of his or her resignation to the Chairman or the Secretary. Any resignation will be effective upon actual receipt by any such person or, if later, as of the date and time specified in such written notice.

 

 

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SECTION 5.Regular Meetings. Regular meetings of the Board may be held without notice immediately after the annual meeting of stockholders and at such other time and at such place as may from time to time be determined by the Board.

 

SECTION 6.Special Meetings. Special meetings of the Board may be called by the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer or the President on one calendar day’s notice to each director by whom it is not waived, given either personally or by telephone or by any means set forth in Section 1 of Article III; special meetings will be called by the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, President or Secretary in like manner and on like notice on the written request of a majority of the total number of directors then in office. Special meetings of the Board may be held at such time and place either within or without the State of Delaware as is determined by the Board or specified in the notice of any such meeting.

 

SECTION 7.Quorum. At all meetings of the Board, a majority of the total number of directors then in office, or if the total number of directors then in office is an even number one-half thereof, will constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. Except for the designation of committees as hereinafter provided and except for actions required by these Bylaws or the Certificate of Incorporation to be taken by a majority of the total number of directors then in office, the act of a majority of the directors present at any meeting at which there is a quorum will be the act of the Board. If a quorum is not present at any meeting of the Board, the directors present thereat may adjourn the meeting from time to time to another place, time, or date, without notice other than announcement at the meeting, until a quorum is present.

 

SECTION 8.Written Action. Any action required or permitted to be taken at any meeting of the Board or of any committee thereof may be taken without a meeting, if all members of the Board or committee, as the case may be, consent thereto in writing, and the writing or writings are filed with the minutes or proceedings of the Board or committee.

 

SECTION 9.Participation in Meetings by Remote Communications. Members of the Board or any committee designated by the Board may participate in a meeting of the Board or any such committee, as the case may be, by means of telephone conference or other means by which all persons participating in the meeting can hear each other, and such participation in a meeting will constitute presence in person at the meeting.

 

SECTION 10.Committees. The Board may, by resolution passed by a majority of the total number of directors then in office, designate one or more committees, each committee to consist of one or more of the directors of the Corporation and each to have such lawfully delegable powers and duties as the Board may confer. The Board may designate one or more directors as alternate members of any committee, who may replace any absent or disqualified member at any meeting of the committee. In lieu of such designation by the Board, in the absence or disqualification of any member of a committee of the Board, the members thereof present at any such meeting of such committee and not disqualified from voting, whether or not they constitute a quorum, may unanimously appoint another member of the Board to act at the meeting in the place of any such absent or disqualified member. Except as otherwise provided by law, any such committee, to the extent provided in the resolution of the Board, will have and may exercise all the powers and authority of the Board in the management of the business and affairs of the Corporation, and may, if appropriate, authorize the seal of the Corporation to be affixed to all papers which may require it. Such committee or committees shall have such name or names as may be determined from time to time by resolution adopted by the Board.

 

 

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SECTION 11.Conduct of Business. Unless otherwise ordered by the Board, a majority of the members of any committee appointed by the Board pursuant to these Bylaws shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business at any meeting thereof, and the act of a majority of the members present at a meeting at which a quorum is present will be the act of such committee. Any such committee may prescribe its own rules for calling and holding meetings and its method of procedure, subject to any rules prescribed the Board, and will keep a written record of all actions taken by it.

 

SECTION 12.Compensation. The Board may establish the compensation for, and reimbursement of the expenses of, directors for membership on the Board and on committees of the Board, attendance at meetings of the Board or committees of the Board, and for other services by directors to the Corporation or any of its majority-owned subsidiaries.

 

SECTION 13.Rules. The Board may adopt rules and regulations for the conduct of meetings and the oversight of the management of the affairs of the Corporation.

 

ARTICLE III

NOTICES

 

SECTION 1.Generally. Except as otherwise provided by law, the Certificate of Incorporation or these Bylaws, whenever written notice is required to be given to any director or stockholder, it will not be construed to require personal notice, but such notice may be given by mail or by courier service, addressed to such director or stockholder, at the address of such director or stockholder as it appears on the records of the Corporation, with postage thereon prepaid, and such notice will be deemed to be given at the time when the same is deposited in the United States mail or dispatched with a courier service. Written notice may also be given personally or by electronic transmission or similar medium of communication or as otherwise may be permitted by law or these Bylaws.

 

SECTION 2.Waivers. Whenever any notice is required to be given by law or under the provisions of the Certificate of Incorporation or these Bylaws, a waiver thereof in writing, signed by the person or persons entitled to such notice, or a waiver by electronic transmission by the person or persons entitled to such notice, whether before or after the time of the event for which notice is to be given, will be deemed equivalent to such notice. Attendance of a person at a meeting will constitute a waiver of notice of such meeting, except when the person attends a meeting for the express purpose of objecting, at the beginning of the meeting, to the transaction of any business because the meeting is not lawfully called or convened.

 

ARTICLE IV

OFFICERS

 

SECTION 1.Generally. The officers of the Corporation will be chosen by the Board and will be a President, a Secretary and a Treasurer. The Board may also choose a Chairman, a Chief Executive Officer, one or more vice presidents, one or more assistant secretaries and assistant treasurers, and such other officers as the Board may from time to time determine. Any number of offices may be held by the same person. Except as required by law, any of the offices may be left vacant from time to time as the Board may determine. In the case of the absence or disability of any officer of the Corporation or for any other reason deemed sufficient by a majority of the total number of directors then

 

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in office may delegate the absent or disabled officer’s powers or duties to any other officer or to any director.

 

SECTION 2.Compensation. The compensation of all officers and agents of the Corporation who are also directors of the Corporation shall be fixed by the Board or by a committee of the Board. Except as otherwise required by law or regulation, the Board may fix, or delegate the power to fix, the compensation of all other officers and agents of the Corporation to an officer of the Corporation.

 

SECTION 3.Succession. The officers of the Corporation will hold office until their successors are chosen and qualified. Any officer elected or appointed by the Board may be removed at any time by the affirmative vote of a majority of the total number of directors then in office. Any vacancy occurring in any office of the Corporation may be filled by the Board or by the Chairman as provided in Section 1 of this Article.

 

SECTION 4.Authority and Duties. The officers of the Corporation will have such authority and will perform such duties as are customarily incident to their respective offices, or as may be specified from time to time by the directors regardless of whether such authority and duties are customarily incident to such office.

 

SECTION 5.Action with Respect to Securities of Other Corporations. Unless otherwise directed by the Board, the Chairman, the Chief Executive Officer, the President or any Vice President shall have the power to vote and otherwise act on behalf of the Corporation, in person or by proxy, at any meeting of stockholders (or with respect to any action of such stockholders) of any other corporation, partnership, limited liability company, trust or unincorporated organization in which the Corporation may hold securities and otherwise exercise any and all rights and powers which the Corporation may possess by reason of its ownership of securities of such other corporation, partnership, limited liability company, trust or unincorporated organization.

 

ARTICLE V

STOCK

 

SECTION 1.Certificates. Certificates, in such form as may be determined from time to time by the Board of Directors, representing shares to which stockholders are entitled will be delivered to each stockholder, provided that the Board of Directors may provide by resolution or resolutions that some or all of any of the classes or series of the Corporation’s stock shall be uncertificated shares. Notwithstanding the adoption of any such resolution providing for uncertificated shares, every holder of the Corporation’s stock theretofore represented by certificates, every holder of uncertificated shares, upon request by such holder, and at the election of the Corporation, any shares subject to transfer restrictions or otherwise shall be entitled to have a certificate for shares of the Corporation’s stock. Any certificates of stock shall be signed by the Chairman or the President or a Vice President and by the Treasurer or an assistant treasurer or the Secretary or an assistant secretary of the Corporation, representing the number of shares in the Corporation registered in such stockholder’s name. Such certificates may also be signed by, or bear the facsimile signature of, a duly authorized officer or agent of any properly designated transfer agent of the Corporation. Any or all the signatures on the certificates may be a facsimile. Such certificates may be issued and delivered notwithstanding that the person whose facsimile signature appears thereon may have ceased to be such officer at the time the certificates are issued and delivered.

 

 

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SECTION 2.Transfer Agent and Registrar. The Board may appoint one or more transfer agents and one or more registrars and may require all certificates for shares, if any, to bear the manual or facsimile signature or signatures of any of them. Any such transfer agent and registrar shall transfer stock in accordance with its customary transfer procedures and in accordance with applicable laws, regulations and these Bylaws.

 

SECTION 3.Lost, Stolen or Destroyed Certificates. The Secretary may direct a new certificate or certificates to be issued in place of any certificate or certificates theretofore issued by the Corporation alleged to have been lost, stolen or destroyed, upon the making of an affidavit of that fact, satisfactory to the Secretary, by the person claiming the certificate of stock to be lost, stolen or destroyed. As a condition precedent to the issuance of a new certificate or certificates, the Secretary may require the owners of such lost, stolen or destroyed certificate or certificates to give the Corporation a bond in such sum and with such surety or sureties as the Secretary may direct as indemnity against any claims that may be made against the Corporation with respect to the certificate alleged to have been lost, stolen or destroyed or the issuance of the new certificate.

 

SECTION 4.Record Dates.

 

(a)In order that the Corporation may determine the stockholders entitled to notice of or to vote at any meeting of stockholders or any adjournment thereof, the Board may fix a record date, which will not be more than 60 or less than ten calendar days before the date of such meeting. If no record date is fixed by the Board, the record date for determining stockholders entitled to notice of or to vote at a meeting of stockholders will be at the close of business on the calendar day next preceding the day on which notice is given, or, if notice is waived, at the close of business on the calendar day next preceding the day on which the meeting is held. A determination of stockholders of record entitled to notice of or to vote at a meeting of the stockholders will apply to any adjournment of the meeting; provided, however, that the Board may fix a new record date for the adjourned meeting.

 

(b)In order that the Corporation may determine the stockholders entitled to receive payment of any dividend or other distribution or allotment of any rights or the stockholders entitled to exercise any rights in respect of any change, conversion or exchange of stock, or for the purpose of any other lawful action, the Board may fix a record date, which record date will not be more than 60 calendar days prior to such action. If no record date is fixed, the record date for determining stockholders for any such purpose will be at the close of business on the calendar day on which the Board adopts the resolution relating thereto.

 

(c)The Corporation will be entitled to treat the person in whose name any share of its stock is registered as the owner thereof for all purposes, and will not be bound to recognize any equitable or other claim to, or interest in, such share on the part of any other person, whether or not the Corporation has notice thereof, except as expressly provided by applicable law.

 

ARTICLE VI

INDEMNIFICATION

 

SECTION 1.Right to Indemnification. The Corporation shall indemnify to the fullest extent permitted or required by the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware any current or former director, officer or employee of the Corporation who is made, or threatened to be made, a party to or is otherwise involved in an action, suit or proceeding, whether civil, criminal, administrative,

 

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investigative or other (including an action, suit or proceeding by or in the right of the Corporation) (collectively, a “proceeding”), by reason of the fact that such person is or was a director or officer of the Corporation or an administrator or fiduciary with respect to any employee benefit plan of the Corporation, or serves or served at the request of the Corporation as a director, officer, employee or agent, or as an administrator or fiduciary of an employee benefit plan, of another corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust or other enterprise (an “indemnitee”) against all expense, liability and loss (including attorneys’ fees, judgments, fines, Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (or comparable non-U.S. law) excise taxes or penalties and amounts paid in settlement) reasonably incurred or suffered by such indemnitee in connection therewith; provided, however, that the Corporation shall indemnify any such indemnitee in connection with a proceeding (or part thereof) initiated by such indemnitee only if such proceeding (or part thereof) was authorized by the Board. No amendment to this Article that limits the Corporation’s obligation to indemnify any person shall have any effect on such obligation for any act or omission that occurs prior to the later of the effective date of the amendment or the date notice of the amendment is given to the person.

 

SECTION 2.Right to Advancement of Expenses. Any indemnification made pursuant to Section 1 of this Article VI shall include the right to be paid by the Corporation the expenses (including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees and expenses) incurred in defending any such proceeding in advance of its final disposition (an “advancement of expenses”); provided, however, that, if the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware so requires, an advancement of expenses incurred by an indemnitee in his or her capacity as a director, officer or employee (and not in any other capacity in which service was or is rendered by such indemnitee, including, without limitation, service to an employee benefit plan) shall be made only upon delivery to the Corporation of an undertaking (an “undertaking”), by or on behalf of such indemnitee, to repay all amounts so advanced if it shall ultimately be determined by final judicial decision from which there is no further right to appeal (a “final adjudication”) that such indemnitee is not entitled to be indemnified for such expenses under this Section 2 or otherwise. The rights to indemnification and to the advancement of expenses conferred in Sections 1 and 2 of this Article VI shall be contract rights and such rights shall continue as to an indemnitee who has ceased to be a director, officer, employee or agent and shall inure to the benefit of the indemnitee’s heirs, executors and administrators.

 

SECTION 3.Indemnification of Employees and Agents of the Corporation. The Corporation may, to the extent authorized from time to time by the Board, grant rights to indemnification and to the advancement of expenses to any employee or agent of the Corporation or an administrator or fiduciary with respect to any employee benefit plan to the fullest extent of the provisions of this Article VI with respect to the indemnification and advancement of expenses of directors and officers of the Corporation.

 

SECTION 4.Non-Exclusivity of Rights. Any indemnification or advancement of expenses made pursuant to this Article VI shall not be exclusive of any other right that any person may have or hereafter acquire under any statute, the Certificate of Incorporation, Bylaws, agreement, vote of stockholders or disinterested directors or otherwise.

 

SECTION 5.Insurance. The Corporation may maintain insurance, at its expense, to protect itself and any director, officer, employee or agent of the Corporation or another corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust or other enterprise against any expense, liability or loss, whether or not the Corporation would have the power to indemnify such person against such expense, liability or loss under the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware.

 

 

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ARTICLE VII

GENERAL PROVISIONS

 

SECTION 1.Fiscal Year. The fiscal year of the Corporation will be the calendar year or such other fiscal year as fixed by resolution of the Board.

 

SECTION 2.Corporate Seal. The Board may adopt a corporate seal and use the same by causing it or a facsimile thereof to be impressed or affixed or reproduced or otherwise.

 

SECTION 3.Reliance upon Books, Reports and Records. Each director, each member of a committee designated by the Board, and each officer of the Corporation will, in the performance of his or her duties, be fully protected in relying in good faith upon the books of account or other records of the Corporation and upon such information, opinions, reports or statements presented to the Corporation by any of the Corporation’s officers or employees, or committees of the Board, or by an independent registered public accounting firm, or by an appraiser or by any other person or entity as to matters the director, committee member or officer believes are within such other person’s professional or expert competence and who has been selected with reasonable care by or on behalf of the Corporation.

 

SECTION 4.Time Periods. In applying any provision of these Bylaws that requires that an act be done or not be done a specified number of days prior to an event or that an act be done during a period of a specified number of days prior to an event, calendar days will be used unless otherwise specified, the day of the doing of the act will be excluded and the day of the event will be included.

 

SECTION 5. Exclusive Forum. Unless the Corporation consents in writing to the selection of an alternative forum, the sole and exclusive forum for (i) any derivative action or proceeding brought on behalf of the Corporation by a person other than the Corporation, (ii) any action asserting a claim of breach of a fiduciary duty owed by any director or officer or other employee or agent of the Corporation to the Corporation or the Corporation’s stockholders, (iii) any action asserting a claim against the Corporation or any director or officer or other employee or agent of the Corporation arising pursuant to any provision of the Delaware General Corporation Law or the Corporation’s Certificate of Incorporation or these Bylaws (as either may be amended from time to time), or (iv) any action asserting a claim against the Corporation or any director or officer or other employee or agent of the Corporation governed by the internal affairs doctrine, shall be the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware (or if the Court of Chancery does not have jurisdiction, another court of the State of Delaware, or if no court of the State of Delaware has jurisdiction, the federal district court for the District of Delaware). Any person who, or entity that, purchases or otherwise acquires or holds an interest in stock of the Corporation will be deemed (i) to have notice of, and agree to comply with, the provisions of this Article VII, Section 5, and (ii) to consent to the personal jurisdiction of the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware (or if the Court of Chancery does not have jurisdiction, another court of the State of Delaware, or if no court of the State of Delaware has jurisdiction, the federal district court for the District of Delaware) in any proceeding brought to enjoin any action by that person or entity that is inconsistent with the exclusive jurisdiction provided for in this Article VII, Section 5.

 

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ARTICLE VIII

AMENDMENTS

 

SECTION 1.Amendments. Except as otherwise provided by law or by the Certificate of Incorporation or these Bylaws, these Bylaws or any of them may be amended in any respect or repealed at any time, either (i) at any meeting of stockholders, provided that any amendment or supplement proposed to be acted upon at any such meeting has been described or referred to in the notice of such meeting, or (ii) at any meeting of the Board, provided that no amendment adopted by the Board may vary or conflict with any amendment adopted by the stockholders in accordance with the Certificate of Incorporation and these Bylaws. Notwithstanding the foregoing and anything contained in these Bylaws to the contrary, Article I, Sections 1 and 3, Article II, Sections 1, 2 and 4 and Article VII, Section 1 may not be amended or repealed by the stockholders, and no provision inconsistent therewith may be adopted by the stockholders, without the affirmative vote of the holders of at least 80% of the outstanding voting power of all classes of stock, voting together as a single class.

 

 

[As Filed: 12-18-2014]