AMENDED AND RESTATED CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION

OF

GLOBAL CASH ACCESS HOLDINGS, INC.

     GLOBAL CASH ACCESS HOLDINGS, INC., a corporation organized and existing under and by virtue of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware (the “Corporation”),

     DOES HEREBY CERTIFY:

     FIRST: That the name of the Corporation is Global Cash Access Holdings, Inc. The Corporation resulted from the conversion of GCA Holdings, L.L.C., a limited liability company. GCA Holdings, L.L.C. was formed under the same name and the original Certificate of Formation was filed with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware on February 4, 2004. GCA Holdings, L.L.C. was converted to a corporation named GCA Holdings, Inc. pursuant to a Certificate of Conversion of GCA Holdings, L.L.C. and a Certificate of Incorporation of GCA Holdings, Inc., each filed with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware on May 14, 2004. The name of the corporation was changed to Global Cash Access Holdings, Inc. pursuant to a Corrected Certificate of Amendment of Certificate of Incorporation filed with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware on February 17, 2005.

     SECOND: That by unanimous written consent of the Board of Directors of the Corporation, filed with the minutes of the Corporation, resolutions were duly adopted setting forth and approving the proposed amendment and restatement of the Certificate of Incorporation of the Corporation in the form attached hereto as Exhibit A and declaring said amendment and restatement to be advisable.

     THIRD: That thereafter, pursuant to resolution of its Board of Directors, the stockholders of the Corporation took action by executing a written consent in lieu of a meeting in accordance with Section 228 of the Delaware General Corporation Law to approve such amendment and restatement. The holders of a majority of the outstanding stock entitled to consent thereto have granted written consent with respect to such stock in favor of said amendment and restatement.

     FOURTH: That said amendment and restatement was duly adopted in accordance with the provisions of Sections 242 and 245 of the Delaware General Corporation Law. This Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation amends and restates the provisions of the Certificate of Incorporation of the Corporation.

     IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Corporation has caused this Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation to be signed by its duly authorized officer, this ___day of ______, 2005.

 

 

 

 

 

 

GLOBAL CASH ACCESS HOLDINGS, INC.
 
 
 

 

 

By:  

 

 

 

 

Kirk Sanford, President 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXHIBIT A

AMENDED AND RESTATED CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION
OF
GLOBAL CASH ACCESS HOLDINGS, INC.

ARTICLE I

     The name of the Corporation is Global Cash Access Holdings, Inc.

ARTICLE II

     The address of the Corporation’s registered office in the State of Delaware is 2711 Centerville Road, Suite 400, in the City of Wilmington, 19808, County of New Castle. The name of its registered agent at such address is Corporation Service Company.

ARTICLE III

     The nature of the business or purposes to be conducted or promoted is to engage in any lawful act or activity for which corporations may be organized under the Delaware General Corporation Law (“DGCL”).

ARTICLE IV

     This Corporation is authorized to issue a total of 550,000,000 shares of capital stock, consisting of the following: one class designated “Common Stock” consisting of 500,000,000 shares, each with a par value of $0.001 per share, and one class designated “Preferred Stock” consisting of 50,000,000 shares, each with a par value of $0.001 per share.

     The Preferred Stock authorized by this Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation may be issued from time to time in one or more series. Subject to compliance with applicable protective voting rights which have been or may be granted to the Preferred Stock or series thereof (“Protective Provisions”), the Board of Directors is hereby authorized to fix and determine or alter the powers, designations, preferences and relative, participating, optional or other rights, if any, or the qualifications, limitations or restrictions granted to or imposed upon and other matters relating to any wholly unissued series of Preferred Stock and the number of shares constituting any such series and the designation thereof. Subject to compliance with applicable Protective Provisions, the powers, designations, preferences and relative, participating, optional or other rights, if any, or the qualifications, limitations or restrictions of any such additional series may be subordinated to, pari passu with (including, without limitation, inclusion in provisions with respect to liquidation and acquisition preferences, redemption and/or approval of matters by vote or written consent), or senior to any of those of any present or future series of Preferred Stock. Subject to compliance with applicable Protective Provisions, the Board of Directors is also authorized to increase or decrease the number of shares of any series, prior or subsequent to the issue of that series, but not below the number of shares of such series then outstanding. In case the number of shares of any series shall be so decreased, the shares constituting such decrease shall resume the status which they had prior to the adoption of the resolution originally fixing the number of shares of such series.

     Each outstanding share of Common Stock shall entitle the holder thereof to one vote on each matter properly submitted to the stockholders of the Corporation for their vote; provided, however, that, except as otherwise required by law, holders of Common Stock shall not be entitled to vote on any amendment to this Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (including any certificate of designation filed with respect to any series of Preferred Stock) that relates solely to the terms of one or more outstanding series of Preferred Stock if the holders of such affected series are entitled, either separately or together as a class with the holders of one or more other such series, to vote thereon by law or pursuant to this Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (including any certificate of designation filed with respect to any series of Preferred Stock).

ARTICLE V

     The Corporation is to have perpetual existence.

ARTICLE VI

     Whenever a compromise or arrangement is proposed between this Corporation and its creditors or any class of them and/or between this Corporation and its stockholders or any class of them, any court of equitable jurisdiction within the State of Delaware may, on the application in a summary way of this Corporation or of any creditor or stockholder thereof or on the application of any receiver or receivers appointed for this Corporation under the provisions of Section 291 of the DGCL or on the application of trustees in dissolution or of any receiver or receivers appointed for this Corporation under the provisions of Section 279 of the DGCL, order a meeting of the creditors or class of creditors, and/or of the stockholders or class of stockholders of this Corporation, as the case may be, to be summoned in such manner as the said court directs. If a majority in number representing three-fourths in value of the creditors or class of creditors, and/or of the stockholders or class of stockholders of this Corporation, as the case may be, agree to any compromise or arrangement and to any reorganization of this Corporation as a consequence of such compromise or arrangement, the same compromise or arrangement and the said reorganization shall, if sanctioned by the court to which the said application has been made, be binding on all the creditors or class of creditors, and/or on all the stockholders or class of stockholders, of this Corporation, as the case may be, and also on this Corporation.

ARTICLE VII

     For the management of the business and for the conduct of the affairs of the Corporation, and in further definition, limitation and regulation of the powers of the Corporation, of its directors and of its stockholders or any class thereof, as the case may be, it is further provided that:

     A. BOARD OF DIRECTORS. The management of the business and the conduct of the affairs of the Corporation shall be vested in its Board of Directors. The number of directors which shall constitute the Board of Directors shall be fixed exclusively by resolutions adopted by a majority of the authorized number of directors constituting the Board of Directors.

     No stockholder will be permitted to cumulate votes at any election of directors. No election of directors need be by written ballot, unless the Bylaws of the Corporation shall so provide. Any director may be removed from office by the stockholders of the Corporation only for cause.

     The Board of Directors shall be divided into three classes designated as Class I, Class II, and Class III, respectively. Directors shall be assigned to each class in accordance with a resolution or resolutions adopted by the Board of Directors. If the number of directors is changed, any newly created directorships or decrease in directorships shall be so apportioned among the classes as to make all classes as nearly equal in number as is practicable, provided that no decrease in the number of directors constituting the Board of Directors shall shorten the term of any incumbent director.

     At the first annual meeting of stockholders following the date hereof, the term of office of the Class I directors shall expire and Class I directors shall be elected for a full term of three years. At the second annual meeting of stockholders following the date hereof, the term of office of the Class II directors shall expire and Class II directors shall be elected for a full term of three years. At the third annual meeting of stockholders following the date hereof, the term of office of the Class III directors shall expire and Class III directors shall be elected for a full term of three years. At each succeeding annual meeting of stockholders, directors shall be elected for a full term of three years to succeed the directors of the class whose terms expire at such annual meeting.

     Subject to the rights of the holders of any series of Preferred Stock, any vacancies on the Board of Directors resulting from death, resignation, disqualification, removal or other causes and any newly-created directorships resulting from any increase in the number of directors, shall, unless the Board of Directors determines by resolution that any such vacancies or newly-created directorships shall be filled by the stockholders, except as otherwise provided by law, be filled only by the affirmative vote of a majority of the directors then in office, even though less than a quorum of the Board of Directors, or by a sole remaining director, and not by the stockholders. Any director elected in accordance with the preceding sentence shall hold office for the remainder of the full term of the director for which the vacancy was created or occurred and until such director’s successor shall have been elected and qualified. If at the time of filling any vacancy or any newly created directorship, the directors then in office shall constitute less than a majority of the whole board (as constituted immediately prior to any such increase), the Delaware Court of Chancery may, upon application of any stockholder or stockholders holding at least ten percent (10%) of the total number of the shares at the time outstanding having the right to vote for such directors, summarily order an election to be held to fill any such vacancies or newly created directorships, or to replace the directors chosen by the directors then in offices as aforesaid, which election shall be governed by Section 211 of the DGCL.

     B. BYLAWS. In furtherance and not in limitation of the powers conferred by the laws of the State of Delaware, the Board of Directors is expressly empowered to adopt, amend or repeal the Bylaws of the Corporation. The stockholders shall also have power to adopt, amend or repeal the Bylaws of the Corporation; provided, however, that, in addition to any vote of the holders of any class or series of stock of the corporation required by law or by this Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation, the affirmative vote of the holders of at least sixty-six and two-thirds percent (66⅔%) of the voting power of all of the then-outstanding shares of the capital stock of the Corporation entitled to vote generally in the election of directors, voting together as a single class, shall be required to adopt, amend or repeal any provision of the Bylaws of the Corporation.

     C. NO ACTIONS BY WRITTEN CONSENT. The stockholders of the Corporation may not take any action by written consent or electronic transmission in lieu of a meeting, and must take any actions at a duly called annual or special meeting of stockholders, and the power of stockholders to act by written consent or electronic transmission without a meeting is specifically denied.

     D. ADVANCE NOTICE. Advance notice of stockholder nominations for the election of directors and of business to be brought by stockholders before any meeting of the stockholders of the Corporation shall be given in the manner provided in the Bylaws of the Corporation.

     E. BOOKS; MEETINGS. The books of the Corporation may be kept outside the State of Delaware at such place or places as may be designated from time to time by the Board of Directors or in the Bylaws of the Corporation. Meetings of stockholders may be held within or without the State of Delaware, as the Bylaws of the Corporation may provide. Special meetings of the stockholders of the corporation may be called, for any purpose or purposes, by (i) the Chairman of the Board of Directors, (ii) the Chief Executive Officer, or (iii) the Board of Directors pursuant to a resolution adopted by a majority of the total number of authorized directors.

ARTICLE VIII

     To the fullest extent permitted by the DGCL as the same exists or may hereafter be amended, a director of this Corporation shall not be liable to the Corporation or its stockholders for monetary damages for a breach of fiduciary duty as a director. If the DGCL is amended to authorize corporate action further eliminating or limiting the personal liability of directors, then the liability of a director of the Corporation shall be eliminated or limited to the fullest extent permitted by the DGCL, as so amended. Any repeal or modification of this ARTICLE VIII shall not adversely affect any right or protection of a director of the Corporation existing at the time of such repeal or modification.

ARTICLE IX

     The Corporation reserves the right to amend, alter, change or repeal any provision contained in this Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation in the manner now or hereafter prescribed herein and by the laws of the State of Delaware, and all rights conferred upon stockholders herein are granted subject to this reservation.

     Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation or any provision of law which might otherwise permit a lesser vote or no vote, but in addition to any affirmative vote of the holders of any particular class or series of the Corporation required by law or by this Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation or any certificate of designation filed with respect to a series of Preferred Stock, the affirmative vote of the holders of at least sixty-six and two-thirds percent (66⅔%) of the voting power of all of the then-outstanding shares of capital stock of the Corporation entitled to vote generally in the election of directors, voting together as a single class, shall be required to alter, amend or repeal Articles VII, VIII, and IX, or any provision thereof.

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CERTIFICATE OF AMENDMENTOF
AMENDED AND RESTATED CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION
OF
GLOBAL CASH ACCESS HOLDINGS, INC.

The undersigned, Scott Betts, hereby certifies that:

 

1.

 

He is the President of Global Cash Access Holdings, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Corporation”).

 

 

2.

 

The last paragraph of Article IV of the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Corporation is amended and restated to read in its entirety as follows:

Subject to Article X, each outstanding share of Common Stock shall entitle the holder thereof to one vote on each matter properly submitted to the stockholders of the Corporation for their vote; provided, however, that, except as otherwise required by law, holders of Common Stock shall not be entitled to vote on any amendment to this Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (including any certificate of designation filed with respect to any series of Preferred Stock) that relates solely to the terms of one or more outstanding series of Preferred Stock if the holders of such affected series are entitled, either separately or together as a class with the holders of one or more other such series, to vote thereon by law or pursuant to this Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (including any certificate of designation filed with respect to any series of Preferred Stock).

 

3.

 

The following Article X is added to the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Corporation:

ARTICLE X

COMPLIANCE WITH GAMING LAWS

A. REDEMPTION.

1. Redemption of Shares of an Unsuitable Person. At the option of the Corporation, any or all shares of any class or series of stock of the Corporation (“Shares”) owned by an Unsuitable Person may be redeemed by the Corporation for the Redemption Price out of funds lawfully available on the Redemption Date. Shares redeemable pursuant to this Section A.1. shall be redeemable at any time and from time to time pursuant to the terms hereof.

2. Partial Redemption. In the case of a redemption of only some of the shares owned by a stockholder, the Board of Directors shall select the Shares to be redeemed, by lot or in any other manner determined in good faith by the Board of Directors.

3. Redemption Notice. In the case of a redemption pursuant to Section A.1. of this ARTICLE X, the Corporation shall send a written notice to the holder of the Shares called for redemption (the “Redemption Notice”), which shall set forth: (a) the Redemption Date, (b) the number of Shares to be redeemed on the Redemption Date, (c) the Redemption Price and the manner of payment therefor, (d) the place where any certificates for such Shares shall be surrendered for payment, duly endorsed in blank or accompanied by proper instruments of transfer, and (e) any other requirements of surrender of the certificates (if any) representing the Shares to be redeemed.

4. Method of Payment of Redemption Price. The Redemption Price may be paid in cash, by promissory note, or both, as required by any Gaming Authority and, if not so required, as the Corporation elects. If any portion of the Redemption Price is to be paid pursuant to a promissory note: (a) such note will have a face amount equal to the portion of the Redemption Price for which the note is given (i.e., if the Redemption Price is $1,000, and cash of $250 is paid, the note shall have a face amount of $750), and (b) unless the Corporation agrees to different terms, the note will (i) be unsecured, (ii) have a term of five years, (iii) bear interest, compounded annually, at the prime rate of interest as published in the Wall Street Journal on the Redemption Date, provided that if the Wall Street Journal ceases to publish the prime rate, the Corporation will reasonably determine a substitute method for determining the prime rate, and (iv) have such other terms as are determined to be customary and appropriate by the board, in its sole discretion, after consultation with a nationally recognized investment bank.

B. RIGHTS OF HOLDERS OF SHARES. On and after the date of a Redemption Notice, any Unsuitable Person owning Shares called for redemption shall cease to have any voting rights with respect to such Shares and, on and after the Redemption Date specified therein, such holder shall cease to have any rights whatsoever with respect to such Shares other than the right to receive the Redemption Price, without interest, on the Redemption Date; provided, however, that if any such Shares come to be owned solely by persons other than Unsuitable Persons, such persons may exercise voting rights of such Shares, and the Corporation may determine, in its discretion, not to redeem such Shares.

C. NOTICES. All notices given by the corporation to holders of shares pursuant to this ARTICLE X, including the redemption notice, shall be in writing and shall be deemed given when delivered by personal service, overnight courier or first-class mail, postage prepaid, to the holder’s address as shown on the Corporation’s books and records.

D. NON-EXCLUSIVITY OF RIGHTS. The Corporation’s right to redeem shares pursuant to this ARTICLE X shall not be exclusive of any other rights the Corporation may have or hereafter acquire under any agreement, any provision of this Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation or the Bylaws of the Corporation or otherwise with respect to the acquisition by the Corporation of shares or any restrictions on holders thereof.

E. SEVERABILITY. In the event that any provision (or portion of a provision) of this ARTICLE X or the application thereof becomes or is declared by a court of competent jurisdiction to be illegal, void or unenforceable, the remainder of this ARTICLE X (including the remainder of such provision, as applicable) will continue in full force and effect.

F. DEFINITIONS. For purposes of this ARTICLE X, the following terms shall have the meanings specified below:

1. “Fair Market Value” shall equal: (a) the average closing sales price per share of the Shares to be redeemed during the thirty (30) Trading Day period immediately preceding the date of the Redemption Notice on the primary national securities exchange or national quotation system on which such Shares are listed or quoted, (b) in the event such Shares are not traded or quoted on a national securities exchange or national quotation system, the average of the means between the representative bid and asked prices as quoted by Pink OTC Markets Inc. or another generally recognized quotation reporting system during the thirty (30) Trading Day period immediately preceding the date of the Redemption Notice, or (c) if no such quotations are available, the fair market value per share of such Shares as determined in good faith by the Corporation’s Board of Directors.

2. “Gaming” shall mean the conduct of any gaming or gaming-related activities, including, without limitation, the use, manufacture, sale or distribution of gaming devices, ticket technology, ATMs, and cash access, check cashing, cash advance, wagering account funding, casino cage and casino credit equipment and services, and any related and associated equipment and services, and the provision of any type of services or equipment pursuant to a contract, agreement, relationship or otherwise with any holder or beneficiary of a Gaming License.

3. “Gaming Authority” shall mean any international, foreign, federal, state, local, tribal and other regulatory and licensing body or agency with authority over Gaming.

4. “Gaming Licenses” shall mean all licenses, permits, approvals, orders, authorizations, registrations, findings of suitability, franchises, exemptions, waivers and entitlements issued by a Gaming Authority required for, or relating to, the conduct of Gaming.

5. “ownership” (and derivatives thereof) shall mean (a) ownership of record, and (b) “beneficial ownership” as defined in Rule 13d-3 or Rule 16a-1(a)(2) promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934.

6. “person” shall mean an individual, partnership, corporation, limited liability company, trust or any other entity.

7. “Redemption Date” shall mean the date on which Shares shall be redeemed by the Corporation pursuant to Section A.1. of this ARTICLE X. The Redemption Date shall be not less than sixty (60) Trading Days following the date of the Redemption Notice unless a Gaming Authority requires that the Shares be redeemed as of an earlier date, in which case, the Redemption Date shall be such earlier date and the Redemption Notice shall be sent on the first day following the day the Corporation becomes apprised of such earlier Redemption Date.

8. “Redemption Price” shall mean the price per Share to be paid by the Corporation on the Redemption Date for the redemption of Shares pursuant to Section A.1. of this ARTICLE X and shall be equal to the Fair Market Value of a Share, unless otherwise required by any Gaming Authority.

9. “Trading Day” means a day on which the Shares (a) are not suspended from trading on any national or regional securities exchange or association or over-the-counter market at the close of business on such day, and (b) 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.

10. “Unsuitable Person” shall mean any person whose ownership of Shares or whose failure to make application to seek licensure from or otherwise comply with the requirements of a Gaming Authority will result in the Corporation losing a Gaming License, or the Corporation being unable to reinstate prior a Gaming License, or the Corporation being unable to obtain a new Gaming License, as determined by the Corporation’s Board of Directors, in its sole discretion, after consultation with counsel.

 

4.

 

This Certificate of Amendment has been duly adopted by the Board of Directors and stockholders of the Corporation in accordance with Section 242 of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has executed this Certificate of Amendment of Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation on April 30, 2009.

/s/ Scott Betts
Scott Betts, President

 

 

 

CERTIFICATE OF AMENDMENT OF

AMENDED AND RESTATED CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION

OF GLOBAL CASH ACCESS HOLDINGS, INC.,

a Delaware corporation

 

Global Cash Access Holdings, Inc., a corporation duly organized and existing under the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware (the “Corporation”), does hereby certify that:

 

1.                                      Article I of the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation is hereby amended and restated in its entirety as follows:

 

Article I                                           The name of the Corporation is Everi Holdings Inc.”

 

2.                                      The foregoing amendment to the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation has been duly approved by the Corporation’s Board of Directors in accordance with Sections 141 and 242 of the Delaware General Corporation Law.

 

3.                                      The foregoing amendment to the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation shall be effective on August 24, 2015 and the effective time shall be 12:01 a.m., Eastern Standard Time.

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Corporation has caused this Certificate of Amendment of Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation to be executed this 14th day of August, 2015.

 

 

 

GLOBAL CASH ACCESS HOLDINGS, INC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Juliet A. Lim

 

Name:

Juliet A. Lim

 

Title:

Executive Vice President, Payments, and General Counsel

 

[As Filed: 08-14-2015]