Cumulus Media Inc.
Extract: Poison Pill Activity: Adoption from a 8-K on 02/22/2024   Download
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On February 21, 2024, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Cumulus Media Inc. (the “Company”), a Delaware corporation, adopted a rights plan and declared a dividend of (a) one Class A right (a “Class A Right”) in respect of each share of the Company’s Class A common stock, par value $0.0000001 per share (the “Class A Common Shares”), and (b) one Class B right (a “Class B Right,” and, together with the Class A Rights, the “Rights”) in respect of each share of the Company’s Class B common stock, par value $0.0000001 per share (the “Class B Common Shares” and together with the Class A Common Shares, the “Common Shares”). The dividend is payable on March 4, 2024 to the Company’s stockholders of record on that date. The terms of the Rights and the rights plan are set forth in a Stockholder Rights Agreement, dated as of February 21, 2024 (the “Rights Agreement”), by and between the Company and Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, as rights agent (or any successor rights agent), as it may be amended from time to time.

 

In general terms, the Rights Agreement imposes a significant penalty upon any person or group (other than the Company or certain related persons) that is or becomes the beneficial owner of 15% or more of the Company’s outstanding Class A Common Shares without the prior approval of the Board. In the case of a person or group that beneficially owns more than the applicable threshold of the Company’s outstanding Class A Common Shares on the date the plan is adopted, the Rights will not be triggered unless and until such person or group becomes the beneficial owner of any additional shares of the Company’s outstanding Class A Common Shares. A person or group that acquires beneficial ownership of a percentage of the Company’s Class A Common Shares in excess of the applicable threshold is called an “Acquiring Person.” Any Rights held by an Acquiring Person will be null and void and may not be exercised. The term “beneficial ownership” is defined in the Rights Agreement and includes, among other things, shares of Class A Common Shares into which Class B Common Shares and other securities may be exercised or converted and certain derivative arrangements.

 

A summary of the terms of the Rights Agreement follows:

 

The Rights. The Board authorized the issuance of one Right per each outstanding Common Share on February 21, 2024. If the Rights become exercisable, (a) each Class A Right would allow its holder to purchase from the Company one ten-thousandth of a Class A Common Share for a purchase price of $25.00 and (b) each Class B Right would allow its holder to purchase from the Company one ten-thousandth of a Class B Common Share for a purchase price of $25.00. Prior to exercise, a Right does not give its holder any dividend, voting or liquidation rights.

 

Exercisability. The Rights will not be exercisable until the earlier of:

 

    10 days after the Company’s public announcement that a person or group has become an Acquiring Person; and
       
    10 business days (or a later date determined by the Board) after a person or group begins a tender or exchange offer that, if completed, would result in that person or group becoming an Acquiring Person.

 

The date that the Rights become exercisable is referred to as the “Distribution Date.” Until the Distribution Date, the Rights will be evidenced by the Company’s Common Shares certificates and contain a notation to that effect (or, if the Company’s Common Shares are uncertificated, by registration of the associated Common Shares, as applicable, on the Company’s transfer books). Any transfer of Common Shares prior to the Distribution Date will constitute a transfer of the associated rights. After the Distribution Date, the Rights will separate from the Common Shares and be evidenced by right certificates, which the Company will mail to all holders of Rights that have not become null and void.

 

Flip-in Event. After the Distribution Date, if a person or group already is or becomes an Acquiring Person, all holders of Rights, except the Acquiring Person, may exercise their (a) Class A Rights, upon payment of the applicable purchase price, to purchase Class A Common Shares (or other securities or assets as determined by the Board) with a market value of two times the applicable purchase price and (b) Class B Rights, upon payment of the applicable purchase price, to purchase Class B Common Shares (or other securities or assets as determined by the Board) with a market value of two times the applicable purchase price.

 

 

 

 

 

Flip-over Event. After the Distribution Date, if a flip-in event has already occurred and the Company is acquired in a merger or similar transaction, all holders of Rights except the Acquiring Person may exercise their Rights, upon payment of the purchase price, to purchase shares of the acquiring corporation with a market value of two times the applicable purchase price of the Rights.

 

Expiration. Unless earlier redeemed or exchanged, the Rights will expire on February 20, 2025.

 

Redemption. The Board may redeem all (but not less than all) of the Rights for a redemption price of $0.001 per Right (the “Redemption Price”) at any time before the date of the Company’s first public announcement or disclosure that a person or group has become an Acquiring Person. Once the Rights are redeemed, the right to exercise the Rights will terminate, and the only right of the holders of Rights will be to receive the Redemption Price. The Board may adjust the Redemption Price if the Company declares a stock split or issues a stock dividend on the Company’s Common Shares.

 

Exchange. After the later of the Distribution Date and the date of the Company’s first public announcement that a person or group has become an Acquiring Person, the Board may exchange each Right (other than Rights that have become null and void) at an exchange ratio of (a) one Class A Common Share per Class A Right and (b) one Class B Common Share per Class B Right.

 

Anti-Dilution Provisions. The Board may adjust the purchase price of Common Shares, the number of Common Shares issuable and the number of outstanding Rights to prevent dilution that may occur as a result of certain events, including among others, a stock dividend, a stock split or a reclassification of the Company’s Common Shares. No adjustments to the purchase price of less than 1% will be made.

 

Amendments. Before the time Rights cease to be redeemable, the Board may amend or supplement the Rights Agreement without the consent of the holders of the Rights, except that no amendment may decrease the Redemption Price below $0.001 per Right. At any time thereafter, the Board may amend or supplement the Rights Agreement to cure an ambiguity, to alter time period provisions, to correct inconsistent provisions or to make any additional changes to the Rights Agreement, to the extent that those changes do not impair or adversely affect any Rights holder and do not result in the Rights again becoming redeemable. The limitations on the Board’s ability to amend the Rights Agreement do not affect the Board’s power or ability to take any other action that is consistent with its fiduciary duties and the terms of the Rights Agreement, including without limitation, accelerating or extending the Expiration Date of the Rights, making any amendment to the Rights Agreement that is permitted by the Rights Agreement or adopting a new Rights Agreement with such terms as the Board determines in its sole discretion to be appropriate.