概要：トロント証券取引所に上場しているCPC (capital pool company(SPACのような法人))の実態のある企業を買収する前の新株予約権に関する条件を定める書類。
種類：Stock Option Plan
締結先：CPC RG ONE CORP.
CPC RG ONE CORP.
STOCK OPTION PLAN
1. INTERPRETATION: for the purposes of this Plan, the following terms shall have the
(a) “affiliated entity” means, for the Company, a person or company that controlled by the
Company or that is controlled by the same person or company that controls the Company;
(b) “associate” when used to indicate a relationship with a person or company, means
(i) an issuer of which the person or company beneficially owns or controls, directly or
indirectly, voting securities entitling the person or company to more than 10% the voting
rights attached to outstanding voting securities of the issuer,
(ii) any partner of the person or company
(iii) any trust or estate in which the person or company has a substantial beneficial interest or in
respect of which the person or company serves a trustee or in a similar capacity
(iv) in the case of a person, a relative of that person, including
(i) a spouse of that person, or
(ii) a relative of that person’s spouse if the relative has the same home as that person;
(c) “Board” means the board of directors of the Company;
(d) “Company” means CPC RG One Corp.;
(e) “Completion of the Qualifying Transaction” means the date the Final Exchange Bulletin is
issued by the Exchange;
(f) “Consultant” means, for the Company, a person or company, other than an employee, senior officer, or director of the Company that
(i) is engaged to provide services to the Company or an affiliated entity of the Company, other
than services provided in relation to a distribution,
(ii) provides the services under written contract with the Company or an affiliated entity of the
(iii) spends or will spend a significant amount of time and attention on the affairs and business
of the Company or an affiliated entity of the Company and includes, for an individual consultant, a company of which the individual consultant is an employee or shareholder, and a partnership of which the individual consultant is an employee or partner;
(g) “CPC” means a corporation:
(i) that has filed and obtained a receipt for a preliminary prospectus from securities regulatory
authorities in compliance with Exchange Policy 2.4 Capital Pool Companies, and
(ii) in regard to which the Final Exchange Bulletin has not yet been issued;
(h) “Discounted Market Price” means, the Market Price less a discount, which shall not exceed the amount set forth below, subject to a minimum price of $0.05 for share issuances and a minimum exercise price of $0.10 for Warrants and incentive stock options:
Closing Price Discount
Up to $0.50 25%
Up to $0.51 to $2.00 20%
Above $2.00 15%
(i) “Eligible Person” means,
(i) an employee, senior officer, director or Consultant of the Company or of an affiliated entity of the Company;
(j) “Exchange” means the TSX Venture Exchange;
(k) “Final Exchange Bulletin” means the Exchange Bulletin issued following closing of the Qualifying Transaction and the submission of all required documentation;
(l) “Insider” is used in relation to the Company, mean
(i) a director or senior officer of the Company
(ii) every director or senior officer of a company that is itself an insider or subsidiary of the Company,
(iii) any person or company who beneficially owns , directly, voting securities of the Company or who exercises control or direction over voting securities of the Company or a combination of both carrying more than 10% of the voting rights attaching to all voting securities to the Company for the time being outstanding other than voting securities held by the person or company as an underwriter in the course of a distribution, or (iv) the Company itself if it holds any of its own securities;
(m) “Investor Relations Activities” means any activities or communications, by or on behalf of the issuer or a security holder of the issuer, that promote or could reasonably be expected to promote the purchase or sale of securities of the issuer, but does not include
(i) the dissemination of information or preparation of records in the ordinary course of the business of the issuer:
(i) to promote the sale of products or services of the issuer, or
(ii) to raise public awareness of the issuer
that cannot reasonably be considered to promote the purchase or sale of securities of the issuer, or
(ii) activities or communications necessary to comply with the requirements of:
(i) securities legislation or securities directions of any jurisdiction of Canada or the securities laws of any foreign jurisdiction governing the issuer, and the policies, notices, instruments and blanket orders in force from time to time that are applicable to an issuer.
(ii) any exchange or market on which the issuer’s securities trade, the by-laws, rules or other regulatory instruments of any other self regulatory body or exchange having jurisdiction over the issuer; or
(iii) communications by a publisher of, or writer for, a newspaper, a magazine or business or financial publication, that is of general and regular paid circulation, distributed only to subscribers to it for value or to purchase of it, if:
(i) the communication is only through the newspaper, magazine, or publication, and
(ii) the publisher or writer receives no commission or other consideration other that for acting in the capacity of publisher or writer, or;
(iv) activities or communications that may be otherwise specified by the Exchange.
(n) “Market Price” shall have the meaning ascribed to such term in Section 7(a);
(o) “Option” means an option to purchase Shares granted to an Eligible Person pursuant to the terms of the Plan;
(p) “Participant” means Eligible Persons to whom Options have been granted;
(q) “Plan” means this Stock Option Plan of the Company;
(r) “Qualifying Transaction” means a transaction as defined in Exchange Policy 2.4 Capital Pool Companies;
(s) “Related Person” for the Company, means:
(i) a director or senior officer of the Company or of an affiliated entity of the Company,
(ii) an associate of a director or senior officer of the Company or of an affiliated entity of the Company,
(iii) a permitted assign of a director or senior officer of the Company or of an affiliated entity of the Company;
(t) “Resulting Issuer” means the Company as it may exist upon completion of its Qualifying Transaction and issuance of the Final Exchange Bulletin;
(u) “Share Compensation Arrangement” means any stock option, stock option plan, employee stock purchase plan or any other compensation or incentive mechanism involving the issuance or potential issuance of Shares, including a share purchase from treasury which is financially assisted by the Company by way of a loan, guarantee or otherwise;
(v) “Shares” means the common shares of the Company;
(w) “Senior officer” means,
(i) a chair or vice-chair of the board of directors, the president, a vice president, the secretary, the treasurer or the general manager of a company or any other individual who performs functions for the Company similar to those normally performed by an individual occupying any such office, and
(ii) each of the five highest paid employees of the Company, including any individual referred to in clause (i);
(x) “Subsidiary” a company is a subsidiary of another company if,
(i) it is controlled by,
(i) that other, or
(ii) that other and one or more companies each of which is controlled by that other,
(iii) two or more companies each of which is controlled by that other, or
(ii) it is subsidiary of a company that is that other’s subsidiary;
Words importing the singular number only shall include the plural and vice versa and words importing the masculine shall include the feminine.
This Plan and all matter which reference is made herein shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the Province of Ontario and the laws of Canada applicable therein.
2. PURPOSE: The purpose of this Plan is to encourage ownership of the Shares by employees, directors, senior officers and Consultants of the Company and its Subsidiaries, who are primarily responsible for the management and profitable growth of its business and to advance the interests of the Company by providing additional incentive for superior performance by such persons and to enable the Company and its Subsidiaries to attract and retain valued employees, directors, senior officers, and Consultants.
3. ADMINISTRATION: The Plan shall be administered by the Board. Subject to the limitations of the Plan, the Board shall have the authority:
(a) to grant options to purchase Shares to Eligible Persons;
(b) to determine the terms, limitations, restrictions and conditions respecting such grants;
(c) to interpret the Plan and to adopt, amend and rescind such administrative guidelines and other rules and regulations relating to the Plan as it shall from time to time deem advisable, and
(d) to make all other determinations and to take all other actions in connection with the implementation and administration of the Plan as it may deem necessary or advisable. The Board’s guidelines, rules, regulations, interpretations and determinations shall be conclusive and binding upon the Company and all other persons.
4. SHARES SUBJECT TO THE PLAN: The maximum number of Shares which may be reserved and set aside for issue under this Plan shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of the number of issued and outstanding shares, from time to time, provided that the Board shall have the right, from time to time, to increase such maximum number subject to the approval of the shareholders of the Company. Any Shares subject to an Option which for any reason is cancelled or terminated without having been exercised shall again be available for grants under the Plan. No fractional Shares shall be issued, and the Board may determine the manner in which fractional share value shall be treated.
5. PARTICIPATION: Options shall be granted under the Plan only to Eligible Persons designated from time to time by the Board and shall be subject to the approval of such regulatory authorities as may have jurisdiction.
6. LIMITS WITH RESPECT TO RELATED PERSONS AND OTHERS:
(a) The maximum number of Shares which may be reserved for issuance to Related Persons under the Plan shall not exceed 10% of the Shares outstanding at the time of the grant (on a non-diluted basis) less the aggregate number of Shares reserved for issuance to Related Persons under any other Share Compensation Arrangement, unless the Company obtained the requisite disinterested shareholder approval and Exchange approval.
(b) The maximum number of Shares which may be issued to Related Persons under the Plan within a twelve month period shall not exceed 10% of the Shares outstanding at the time of the issuance (on a non-diluted basis), unless the Company obtained the requisite disinterested shareholder approval.
(c) The maximum number of Shares which may be reserved for issuance to any one Related Person under the Plan shall not exceed 5% of the Shares outstanding at the time of the grant (on a non-diluted basis) less the aggregate number of Shares reserved for issuance to the Related Person under any other Share Compensation Arrangement, unless the Company obtained the requisite disinterested shareholder approval.
(d) The maximum number of Shares which may be issued to any one Individual under the Plan within a twelve month period shall not exceed 5% of the Shares outstanding at the time of the issuance (on a non-diluted basis), unless the Company obtained the requisite disinterested shareholder approval.
(e) The maximum number of Shares which may be issued to any one Consultant under the Plan within a twelve month period shall not exceed 2% of the Shares outstanding at the time of issuance (on a non-diluted basis).
(f) The aggregate maximum number of Shares which may be issued to all employees and consultants conducting Investors Relations Activities under the Plan within a twelve month period shall not exceed in the aggregate 2% of the Shares outstanding at the time of the issuance (on a non-diluted basis).
7. TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF OPTIONS: The terms and conditions of each option granted under the Plan (an “Option”) shall include the following, as well as such other provisions, not inconsistent with the Plan, as may be deemed advisable by the Board including those contained in any stock option agreement entered into between the Company and a Participant:
(a) Option Price: The option price of any Shares in respect of which an Option may be granted shall be fixed by the Board but shall be not less than the Discounted Market Price of the Shares at the time the Option is granted. For the purpose of this subparagraph 7
(a), “Market Price” shall be deemed to be the closing price as reported by the TSX Venture Exchange upon which the Shares are listed or other published market upon which the Shares are quoted or traded, on the day immediately preceding the day upon which the Option is granted, or if not so traded, the average between the closing bid and asked prices thereof as reported for the day immediately preceding the day upon which the Option is granted. In the resolution allocating any Option, the Board may determine that the date or dates of the vesting of the Option shall be a future date or dates determined in the manner specified in such resolution. The Board may also determine that the option price per share may escalate at a specified rate dependent upon the date on which any Option may be exercised by the Participant.
(b) Payment: The full purchase price of Shares purchased under an Option shall be paid in cash or certified funds upon the exercise thereof, and upon receipt of payment in full, but subject to the terms of the Plan, the number of Shares in respect of which the Option is exercised shall be duly issued as fully paid and non-assessable. A holder of an Option shall have none of the rights of a shareholder until the Shares are issued to him.
(c) Term of Option: Options may be granted under this Plan exercisable over a period not exceeding five (5) years. Each Option shall be subject to earlier termination as provided in subparagraph 7(e).
(d) Exercise of Option: Subject to the provisions contained in subparagraph 7(e), no Option may be exercised unless the Participant is then an Eligible Person. This Plan shall not confer upon the Participant any right with respect to continuation of employment by the Company. Absence on leave approved by an officer of the Company or of any Subsidiary authorized to give such approval shall not be considered an interruption of employment for any purpose of the Plan. Subject to the provisions of the Plan, an Option may be exercised from time to time by delivery to the transfer agent of the Company at Toronto of written notice of exercise specifying the number of Shares with respect to which the Option is being exercised and accompanied by payment in full of the purchase price of the Shares then being purchased.
(e) Termination of Options: Any Option granted pursuant hereto, to the extent not validly exercised, will terminate on the earlier of the following dates:
(i) the date of expiration specified in the Option agreement or in the resolution of the Board granting such Option, as the case may be, being not more than five (5) years after the date upon which the Option was granted;
(ii) ninety (90) days after the Participant ceases to be an Eligible Person, other than by reason of retirement, permanent disability or death. Without limitation, and for greater certainty only, this provision will apply regardless of whether the Participant was dismissed with or without cause and regardless of whether the Participant received compensation in respect of dismissal or was entitled to a period of notice of termination which would otherwise have permitted a greater portion of the Option to vest with the Participant;
(ii) one hundred and eighty (180) days after the date of the death of the Participant during which period the Option may be exercised by the Participant’s legal representative or the person or persons to whom the deceased Participant’s rights under the Option shall pass by will or the applicable laws of descent and distribution, and only to the extent the Participant would have been entitled to exercise the Option on the date of death;
(iii) thirty (30) days after the Participant who is involved in Investor Relations Activities ceases to be employed to provide Investor Relations Activities, other than by reason of retirement, permanent disability or death. Without limitation, and for greater certainty only, this provision will apply regardless of whether the Participant was dismissed with or without cause and regardless of whether the Participant received compensation in respect of dismissal or was entitled to a period of notice of termination which would otherwise have permitted a greater portion of the Option to vest with the Participant;
(iv) ninety (90) days after termination of the Participant’s employment by reason of permanent disability or retirement under any retirement plan of the Company or any Subsidiary, during which ninety (90) day period the Participant may exercise the Option to the extent he was entitled to exercise it at the time of such termination, provided that if the Participant shall die within such ninety (90) day period, then such right shall be extended to ninety (90) days following the date of death of the Participant and shall be exercisable only by the persons described in clause 7(e)(iii) hereof and only to the extent therein set forth; and (v) notwithstanding clauses 7(e)(ii), (iii), (iv), and (v), in respect of a Participant who is an Eligible Person immediately prior to completion by the Company of its Qualifying Transaction, the later of (i) 12 months after the completion of the Qualifying Transaction; and (ii) the earlier of, the applicable date set out in clauses 7(e)(i), (ii), (iii), (iv) and (v), as the case may be.
(f) Nontransferability of Stock Option: No Option shall be transferable and assignable by the Participant other than by will or the laws of descent and distribution and such Option shall be exercisable during his lifetime only by the Participant.
(g) Bona Fide Grant: The Company shall make all necessary representations to the applicable
regulatory authority and to any stock exchanges on which the Shares are listed that, any Options granted under this Plan shall be to a bona fide Eligible Person.
(h) Applicable Laws or Regulations: The Plan, the grant and exercise of Options hereunder and the Company’s obligation to sell and deliver Shares upon exercise of Options shall be subject to all applicable federal, provincial and foreign laws, rules and regulations, the rules and regulations of any stock exchange on which the Shares are listed for trading and to such approvals by any regulatory or governmental agency as may, in the opinion of counsel to the Company, be required. The Company shall not be obligated by any provision of the Plan or the granting of any Option hereunder to issue or sell Shares in violation of such laws, rules and regulations or any condition of such approvals. No Option shall be granted and no Shares issued or sold hereunder where such grant, issue or sale would require registration of the Plan or the Shares under the securities laws of any foreign jurisdiction and any purported grant of any Option or issue or sale of Shares hereunder in violation of this provision shall be void. In addition, the Company shall have no obligation to issue any Shares pursuant to the Plan unless such Shares shall have been duly listed, upon official notice of issuance, with all stock exchanges on which the Shares are listed for trading. Shares issued and sold to Participants pursuant to the exercise of Options may be subject to limitations on sale or resale under applicable securities laws.
8. ADJUSTMENTS IN SHARES SUBJECT TO THE PLAN:
(a) Subdivisions and Redivisions: In the event of any subdivision or redivision or subdivisions or redivisions of the Shares at any time while any Option is outstanding into a greater number of Shares, the Company shall thereafter deliver at the time of exercise of any Option, in lieu of the number of Shares in respect of which such Option is then being exercised, such greater number of Shares as would result from said subdivision or redivision or subdivisions or redivisions had such Option been exercised before such subdivision or redivision or subdivisions or redivisions without the Participant making any additional payment or giving any other consideration therefor.
(b) Consolidations: In the event of any consolidation or consolidations of the Shares at any time while any Option is outstanding into a lesser number of Shares, the Company shall thereafter deliver, and the Participant shall accept, at the time of exercise of any Option, in lieu of the number of Shares in respect of which such Option is then being exercised, such lesser number of Shares as would result from such consolidation or consolidations had such Option been exercised before such consolidation or consolidations.
(c) Reclassifications/Changes: In the event of any reclassification or change or reclassifications or changes of the Shares at any time while any Option is outstanding, the Company shall thereafter deliver at the time of exercise of any Option hereunder the number of securities of the Company of the appropriate class or classes resulting from said reclassification or change or reclassifications or changes as the Participant would have been entitled to receive in respect of the number of Shares in respect of which such Option is then being exercised had such Option been exercised before such reclassification or change or reclassifications or changes.
(d) Other Capital Reorganizations: In the event of any capital reorganization of the Company at any time while any Option is outstanding, not otherwise covered in this section 8 or a consolidation, amalgamation or merger with or into any other entity or the sale of the properties and assets as or substantially as an entirety to any other entity, the Participant if he has not exercised his Option prior to the effective date of such reorganization, consolidation, amalgamation, merger or sale, upon the exercise of such Option thereafter, shall be entitled to receive and shall accept in lieu of the number of Shares then subscribed for by him but for the same aggregate consideration payable therefor, the number of other securities or property or of the entity resulting from such merger, amalgamation or consolidation or to which such sale may be made, as the case may be, that the Participant would have been entitled to receive on such capital reorganization, consolidation, amalgamation, merger or sale if, on the record date or the effective date thereof, he had been the registered holder of the number of Shares so subscribed for.
(e) Stock Dividends: If the Company at any time while any Option is outstanding shall pay any stock dividend or stock dividends upon the Shares, the Company will thereafter deliver at the time of exercise of any Option in addition to the number of Shares in respect of which such Option is then being exercised, such additional number of securities of the appropriate class as would have been payable on the Shares so purchased if such Shares had been outstanding on the record date for the payment of such stock dividend or dividends.
(f) No Fractional Shares: The Company shall not be obligated to issue fractional Shares in satisfaction of its obligations under the Plan or any Option and the Participant will not be entitled to receive any form of compensation in lieu thereof.
(g) Rights Offerings: If at any time the Company grants to its shareholders the right to subscribe for and purchase pro rata additional securities or of any other corporation or entity, there shall be no adjustments made to the number of Shares or other securities subject to the Options in consequence thereof and the Options shall remain unaffected.
(h) Adjustments Cumulative: The adjustment in the number of Shares issuable pursuant to Options provided for in this section 8 shall be cumulative.
(i) Plan Deemed Amended: On the happening of each and every of the foregoing events, the applicable provisions of the Plan and each of them shall, ipso facto, be deemed to be amended accordingly and the Board shall take all necessary action so as to make all necessary adjustments in the number and kind of securities subject to any outstanding Options (and the Plan) and the exercise price thereof.
9. EXCHANGE RESTRICTIONS ON OPTIONS GRANTED WHILE THE COMPANY IS A CPC:
(a) Options granted by the Company while it is a CPC may only entitle the holder to acquire common shares of the Company (“Shares”). Options may only be granted to a director or officer of the Company, and where permitted by applicable securities legislation, a technical consultant whose particular industry expertise is required to evaluate a proposed Qualifying Transaction, or a company, all of whose securities are owned by such a director, officer or technical consultant. The total number of Shares reserved under option for issuance by the Company while it is a CPC may not exceed 10% of the Shares to be outstanding as at the closing of the Company’s initial public offering.
(b) While a CPC the Company is prohibited from granting Options to any person providing Investor Relations Activities, promotional or market-making services.
(c) No Option granted may be exercised before Completion of the Qualifying Transaction unless the Participant agrees in writing to deposit the Shares acquired into escrow until the issuance of the Final Exchange Bulletin.
(d) Options granted to any Participant that does not continue as a director, officer, technical consultant or employee of the Resulting Issuer, have a maximum term of the later of 12 months after the Completion of the Qualifying Transaction and 90 days after the Participant ceases to become a director, officer, technical consultant or employee of the Resulting Issuer.
10. AMENDMENT AND TERMINATION OF PLAN AND OPTIONS: Subject in all cases to the approval of all stock exchanges and regulatory authorities having jurisdiction over the affairs of the Company, the Board may from time to time amend or revise the terms of the Plan (or any Option granted thereunder) or may terminate the Plan (or any Option granted thereunder) at any time provided however that no such action shall, without the consent of the Participant, in any manner adversely affect a Participant’s rights under any Option theretofore granted under the Plan. In the event the Shares are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange, the approval of the disinterested shareholders of the Company must be obtained for any reduction in the exercise price of Options granted under the Plan, if the Participant is an Insider of the Company at the time of the proposed amendment.
11. EFFECTIVE DATE AND DURATION OF PLAN: The Plan becomes effective on the date of its adoption by the Board and Options may be granted immediately thereafter. The Plan shall remain in full force and effect until such time as the Board shall terminate the Plan, and for so long thereafter as Options remain outstanding in favour of any Participant.
12. DATES: Date of adoption by the Board: December 15, 2014