AvidXchange Holdings, Inc.
Extract: Bylaws Amended/Restated (Plain English Desc) from a 8-K on 09/20/2022   Download
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On September 15, 2022, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of AvidXchange Holdings, Inc. (the “Company”) approved and adopted an amendment and restatement of the Company’s Amended and Restated Bylaws (as so amended, the “Bylaws”).


The amendments revise the advance notice disclosure requirements contained in the Bylaws to require the stockholder proposing business or nominating directors to provide additional information about the stockholder’s ownership of securities in the Company (including ownership of derivative securities) and material litigation, relationships and interests in material agreements with or involving the Company. Further, the Bylaws require the stockholder to provide additional information regarding any candidate the stockholder proposes to nominate for election as a director, including all information with respect to such nominee that would be required to be set forth in a stockholder’s notice if such nominee were a stockholder delivering such notice and a description of any direct or indirect material interest in any material contract or agreement between or among the nominating stockholder and each nominee or his or her respective associates. The Bylaws also require the stockholder to provide additional information regarding the proposed business and any related agreements between the stockholder and any other beneficial holder. The stockholder proposing business must additionally provide a representation that such stockholder intends, or is part of a group which intends, to deliver a proxy statement or form of proxy to holders of at least the percentage of the Company’s outstanding capital stock required to carry the proposal (or otherwise solicit proxies from stockholders in support of such proposal). All disclosures must be provided with respect to all “participants” (as defined in paragraphs (a)(i)-(vi) of Instruction 3 to Item 4 of Schedule 14A) in the solicitation, and must be updated as of the record date for stockholders entitled to vote at the meeting and as of the date that is 10 business days prior to the meeting.


In addition, the amendments address the universal proxy rules adopted by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission by clarifying that no person may solicit proxies in support of a nominee other than the Board’s nominees unless such person has complied with Rule 14a-19 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including applicable notice and solicitation requirements.


The amendments also enable the Company to initiate an action against a stockholder to enforce the exclusive forum requirements set forth in Section 1 of Article IX of the Company’s Restated Certificate of Incorporation should the stockholder sue, or threaten to sue, in another jurisdiction. In addition to the above, the amendments include certain technical, conforming, modernizing or clarifying changes.