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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 29, 2023

 

ARTEMIS STRATEGIC INVESTMENT CORPORATION

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware   001-40855   86-1303512
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
  (Commission
File Number)
  (IRS Employer
Identification No.)

 

3310 East Corona Avenue

Phoenix, Arizona 85040

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (602) 346-0329

 

Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

 

¨ Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
¨ Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class   Trading
Symbol(s)
  Name of each exchange on which
registered
Units, each consisting of Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, and one-half of one redeemable warrant   ARTEU   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share   ARTE   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Warrants, each warrant exercisable for one Class A common stock, each at an exercise price of $11.50 per share   ARTEW   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

 

Emerging growth company x

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨

 

 

 

 

 

Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

 

As disclosed in the supplement dated June 20, 2023 to the definitive proxy statement (the “Proxy Statement”) relating to the special meeting of shareholders (the “Meeting”) of Artemis Strategic Investment Corporation (the “Company”), Artemis Sponsor LLC (the “Sponsor”) agreed that if the Extension Amendment Proposal (as defined below) is approved, it or its designee will deposit into the trust account established in connection with the Company’s initial public offering (the “Trust Account”) as a loan, (i) on July 5, 2023, with respect to the extension to October 4, 2023, an amount equal to the lesser of (x) $180,000 or (y) $0.105 per public share multiplied by the number of public shares outstanding, and (ii) one business day following the public announcement by the Company disclosing that the Company’s board of directors has determined to further extend the date by which the Company must consummate a business combination for an additional month, for each additional month up to April 4, 2024, an amount equal to the lesser of (x) $60,000 or (y) $0.035 per public share multiplied by the number of public shares outstanding. On July 5, 2023, 2023, the Sponsor advanced $180,000 to the Company for the initial three-month period of the extension.

 

In connection with the Contribution, on July 5, 2023, the Company and Sponsor entered into a subscription agreement (“Subscription Agreement”) with Polar Multi-Strategy Master Fund (the “Investor”). Subject to, and in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Subscription Agreement, the parties agreed that:

 

·The Investor will make a cash contribution (the “Capital Contribution”) to Sponsor in an aggregate amount of $1 million, as follows: (i) an initial tranche of $400,000, to be paid within two business days of the date of the Subscription Agreement, but no later than July 5, 2023, (ii) a second tranche of $300,000, to be paid within two business days of the Company and Sponsor entering into a definitive agreement for the Company’s initial business combination, and (iii) a third tranche, subject to written approval of the Company, of $300,000, to be paid within two business days of the Company submitting both an initial registration statement on Form S-4 with the Securities and Exchange Commission and amendments to such registration statement in response to comment letters from the Securities and Exchange Commission.
·The Capital Contribution will in turn be loaned by the Sponsor to the Company to cover working capital expenses (the “SPAC Loan”). The SPAC Loan will not accrue interest and will be repaid by the Company upon the closing of the Company’s initial business combination (the “De-SPAC Closing”). The Sponsor will pay to the Investor all repayments of the SPAC Loan the Sponsor has received within five business days of the De-SPAC Closing. The Investor may elect at the De-SPAC Closing to receive such payments in cash or shares of Class A common stock of the Company (“Class A common stock”) at a rate of one share of Class A common stock for each $10 of the Capital Contribution.
·In consideration for the Capital Contribution, at the De-SPAC Closing the Company will issue to the Investor one share of Class A common stock for each dollar of the Capital Contribution funded by the Investor. The Company agreed that such shares will not be subject to transfer restrictions or any other lock-up provisions, earn outs, or other contingencies and will be registered as part of any registration statement to be filed in connection with the business combination or, if no such registration statement is filed, will be registered as part of the first registration statement to be filed by the Company or the surviving entity following the De-SPAC Closing, which will be filed no later than 30 days after the De-SPAC Closing and be declared effective no later than 90 days after the De-SPAC Closing.
·If the SPAC or Sponsor defaults in its obligations under the Subscription Agreement and such default continues for a period of five business days following written notice, Sponsor agreed to immediately transfer to Investor 100,000 shares of Class A common stock and an additional 100,000 shares of Class A common stock each month thereafter until the default is cured, up to a maximum of 1 million shares of Class A common stock, subject to a 19.9% beneficial ownership limitation set forth in the Subscription Agreement.
·On the De-SPAC Closing, the Sponsor will pay the Investor an amount equal to the reasonable attorney fees incurred by the Investor in connection with the Subscription Agreement not to exceed $5,000.

 

The foregoing description of the Subscription Agreement is a summary only and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Subscription Agreement, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 10.1 hereto and is incorporated by reference herein.

 

Item 2.03 Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.

 

The information included in Item 1.01 with respect to the SPAC Loan is incorporated by reference in this item to the extent required. 

 

 

 

Item 5.03. Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.

 

The information included in Item 5.07 is incorporated by reference in this item to the extent required. 

 

Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

 

On June 29, 2023, the Company held the Meeting. Holders of 20,689,295 shares of the Company’s common stock were represented in person or by proxy at the Meeting, which represents approximately 82% of the common stock issued and outstanding and entitled to vote as of the record date of May 31, 2023.

 

At the Meeting, the Company’s stockholders approved a proposal to amend the Company’s third amended and restated certificate of incorporation (the “Charter”) to provide the Company with the right to extend the date by which the Company must consummate its initial business combination (the “Extension”), from July 4, 2023 to October 4, 2023 (the “Extended Date”), and to allow the Company, without another stockholder vote, by resolution of the Board, to elect to further extend the Extended Date in one-month increments up to six additional times, or a total of up to nine months total, up to April 4, 2024 (the “Extension Amendment Proposal”). The Company’s shareholders also approved a proposal (the “Redemption Limitation Amendment Proposal”) to amend the Charter to eliminate (i) the limitation that the Company may not redeem public shares in an amount that would cause the Company’s net tangible assets to be less than $5,000,001 and (ii) the limitation that the Company shall not consummate a business combination unless the Company has net tangible assets of at least $5,000,001 immediately prior to, or upon consummation of, or any greater net tangible asset or cash requirement that may be contained in the agreement relating to, such business combination. The Company’s shareholders also approved a proposal (the “Founder Share Amendment Proposal”) to provide for the right of a holder of the Company’s Class B common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, to convert such shares into Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, on a one-for-one basis at any time and from time to time prior to the closing of a business combination at the election of the holder. The vote tabulation for the Extension Proposal, Redemption Limitation Amendment Proposal and the Founder Share Amendment Proposal is set forth below.

 

Approval of Proposal 1-Extension Amendment Proposal

 

Votes For  Votes Against  Abstentions
18,848,323  1,840,972  0

 

Approval of Proposal 2- Founder Share Proposal

 

Votes For  Votes Against  Abstentions
20,547,877  141,418  0

 

Approval of Proposal 3- Redemption Limitation Amendment Proposal

 

Votes For  Votes Against  Abstentions
20,549,877  139,418  0

 

 

 

 

In connection with the vote to approve the Extension Amendment Proposal, the holders of 18,012,973 shares of Class A common stock properly exercised their right to redeem their shares for cash at a redemption price of approximately $10.49 per share, for an aggregate redemption amount of approximately $189 million. After the satisfaction of such redemptions, the balance in the Company’s Trust Account will be approximately $22 million.

 

The foregoing description of the amendment to the Charter is qualified in its entirety by the full text of the amendment, which is filed as Exhibit 3.1 hereto and is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 8.01 Other Events.

 

On June 29, 2023, pursuant to the terms of the Charter, as amended, the Sponsor, which is the holder of an aggregate of 3,412,816 shares of Class B Common Stock, elected to convert each outstanding share of Class B Common Stock held by it on a one-for-one basis into shares of Class A Common Stock, with immediate effect. Following such conversion, as of June 29, 2023, the Company had an aggregate of 5,524,843 shares of Class A Common Stock issued and outstanding and 1,618,434 shares of Class B Common Stock issued and outstanding 

 

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d) Exhibits

 

Exhibit
Number
  Description
3.1   Certificate of Amendment to the Third Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of Artemis Strategic Investment Corporation.
10.1   Subscription Agreement, dated July 5, 2023, by and among Artemis Strategic Investment Corporation, Artemis Sponsor LLC and Polar Multi-Strategy Master Fund.
104   Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)

 

 

 

 

SIGNATURE

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

  ARTEMIS STRATEGIC INVESTMENT CORPORATION.
     
  By: /s/ Thomas Granite
    Name:  Thomas Granite
    Title: Chief Financial Officer
       
Dated: July 6, 2023    

 

 

 

Exhibit 3.1

 

CERTIFICATE OF AMENDMENT TO THE

THIRD AMENDED AND RESTATED CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION OF

ARTEMIS STRATEGIC INVESTMENT CORPORATION

 

Artemis Strategic Investment Corporation (the “Corporation”), a corporation organized and existing under the by virtue of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware (the “DGCL”), does hereby certify:

 

1.       The name of the Corporation is Artemis Strategic Investment Corporation.

 

2.       The Corporation’s original certificate of incorporation was filed with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware on January 4, 2021. The Corporation’s Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation was filed with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware on January 5, 2021. The Corporation’s Second Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation was filed with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware on March 16, 2021. The Corporation’s Third Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation was filed with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware on October 1, 2021 the “Third Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation”).

 

3.       This Amendment to the Third Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (the “Amendment”) amends the Third Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Corporation.

 

4.       This Amendment was duly adopted by the affirmative vote of the holders of at least 65% of the outstanding shares of common stock in regards to amendments to Section 9.1(b), Section 9.2 (a), (d), (e) and (f) and Section 9.7 and duly adopted by the affirmative vote of both (x) a majority of the holders of outstanding Common Stock voting together as a single class and (y) a majority of the outstanding Class B Common Stock voting as a separate class vote in regards to the amendment to Section 4.3(b)(i) at a meeting of stockholders in accordance with the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation and the provisions of Section 242 the DGCL.

 

5.       The text of Section 4.3(b)(i) of the Amended and Restated Certificate is hereby amended and restated to read in full as follows:

 

“Shares of Class B Common Stock shall be convertible into shares of Class A Common Stock on a one-for-one basis (the “Initial Conversion Ratio”) (A) at any time at the election of holder of such shares of Class B Common Stock and (B) automatically concurrently with or immediately following the closing of the Business Combination.”

 

6.       The text of Section 9.1(b) of the Third Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation is hereby amended and restated to read in its entirety as follows:

 

“(b) Immediately after the Offering, a certain amount of the net offering proceeds received by the Corporation in the Offering (including the proceeds of any exercise of the underwriters’ over-allotment option) and certain other amounts specified in the Corporation’s registration statement on Form S-1, initially filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on February 12, 2021 (the “Registration Statement”), shall be deposited in a trust account (the “Trust Account”), established for the benefit of the Public Stockholders (as defined below) pursuant to a trust agreement described in the Registration Statement. Except for the withdrawal of interest to pay taxes (less up to $100,000 of interest to pay dissolution expenses), none of the funds held in the Trust Account (including the interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account) will be released from the Trust Account until the earliest to occur of (i) the completion of the initial Business Combination, (ii) the redemption of 100% of the Offering Shares (as defined below) if the Corporation is unable to complete its initial Business Combination by October 4, 2023 (the “completion window”) (or up to April 4, 2024, if applicable under this Section 9.1(b)) and (iii) the redemption of shares in connection with a vote seeking to amend such provisions of this Amended and

 

 

 

Restated Certificate as described in Section 9.7. Holders of shares of Common Stock included as part of the units sold in the Offering (the “Offering Shares”) (whether such Offering Shares were purchased in the Offering or in the secondary market following the Offering and whether or not such holders are the Sponsor or officers or directors of the Corporation, or affiliates of any of the foregoing) are referred to herein as “Public Stockholders.” In the event that the Corporation has not consummated an initial Business Combination by the end of the completion window, the Board may, without another stockholder vote, elect to extend the period of time to consummate a Business Combination on a monthly basis for up to six times by an additional one month each time, by resolution of the Board if requested by Artemis Sponsor, LLC (the “Sponsor”) upon five days’ advance notice prior to the applicable completion window, until April 4, 2024.”

 

7.       The Redemption Limitation shall be removed from the Third Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation as follows:

 

a.       The text of Section 9.2(a) of the Third Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation is hereby amended and restated to read in full as follows:

 

“(a) Prior to the consummation of the initial Business Combination, the Corporation shall provide all holders of Offering Shares with the opportunity to have their Offering Shares redeemed upon the consummation of the initial Business Combination pursuant to, and subject to the limitations of, Sections 9.2(b) and 9.2(c) (such rights of such holders to have their Offering Shares redeemed pursuant to such Sections, the “Redemption Rights”) hereof for cash equal to the applicable redemption price per share determined in accordance with Section 9.2(b) hereof (the “Redemption Price”). Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Certificate, there shall be no Redemption Rights or liquidating distributions with respect to any warrant issued pursuant to the Offering.”

 

b.      The text of Section 9.2(e) of the Third Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation is hereby amended and restated to read in full as follows:

 

“(e) If the Corporation offers to redeem the Offering Shares in conjunction with a stockholder vote on an initial Business Combination, the Corporation shall consummate the proposed initial Business Combination only if such initial Business Combination is approved by the affirmative vote of the holders of a majority of the shares of the Common Stock that are voted at a stockholder meeting held to consider such initial Business Combination.”

 

c.       Section 9.2(f) of the Third Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation shall be deleted in its entirety.

 

8.       The text of Section 9.2(d) of the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation is hereby amended and restated to read in its entirety as follows:

 

“(d) In the event that the Corporation has not consummated an initial Business Combination by October 4, 2023 (or up to April 4, 2024, if applicable pursuant to Section 9.1(b)), the Corporation shall (i) cease all operations except for the purpose of winding up, (ii) as promptly as reasonably possible but not more than ten business days thereafter subject to lawfully available funds therefor, redeem 100% of the Offering Shares in consideration of a per-share price, payable in cash, equal to the quotient obtained by dividing (A) the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account, including interest not previously released to the Corporation to pay its taxes (less up to $100,000 of interest to pay dissolution expenses), by (B) the total number of then outstanding Offering Shares, which redemption will completely extinguish the rights of the Public Stockholders (including the right to receive further liquidating distributions, if any), subject to applicable law, and (iii) as promptly as reasonably possible following such redemption, subject to the approval of the remaining stockholders and the Board in accordance with applicable law, dissolve and liquidate, subject in each case to the Corporation’s obligations under the DGCL to provide for claims of creditors and other requirements of applicable law.”

 

 

 

9.       The text of Section 9.7 of the Third Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation is hereby amended and restated to read in its entirety as follows:

 

“Section 9.7 Additional Redemption Rights. If, in accordance with Section 9.1(a), any amendment is made to this Certificate to modify the substance or timing of the Corporation’s obligation to redeem 100% of the Offering Shares if the Corporation has not consummated an initial Business Combination by October 4, 2023 (or up to April 4, 2024, if applicable pursuant to Section 9.1(b)) or to provide for redemption in connection with an initial Business Combination, the Public Stockholders shall be provided with the opportunity to redeem their Offering Shares upon the approval of any such amendment, at a per-share price, payable in cash, equal to the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account, including interest not previously released to the Corporation to pay its taxes, divided by the number of then outstanding Offering Shares.”

 

[Signature Page Follows]

 

 

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Corporation has caused this Amendment to the Third Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation to be duly executed in its name and on its behalf by an authorized officer as of this 29th day of June, 2023.

 

  /s/Holly Gagnon
  Holly Gagnon, Co-Chief Executive Officer

 

 

 

Exhibit 10.1

 

SUBSCRIPTION AGREEMENT

 

THIS SUBSCRIPTION AGREEMENT (this "Agreement") is made and entered into effectively as of July 5, 2023 (the “Effective Date”), by, between and among Polar Multi-Strategy Master Fund (the “Investor”), Artemis Strategic Investment Corp, a Delaware company (“SPAC”), and Artemis Sponsor LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“Sponsor”). Investor, SPAC and Sponsor are referred to in this Agreement individually as a “Party” and collectively as the “Parties.”

 

WHEREAS, SPAC is a special purpose acquisition company that closed on its initial public offering on October 4, 2021, with 21 months to complete an initial business combination (the “De-SPAC”);

 

WHEREAS, on June 29, 2023 SPAC held an extraordinary general meeting during which SPAC’s shareholders approved a proposal to extend the date by which the SPAC must consummate the De-SPAC from July 5, 2023 to April 4, 2023 (the “Extension”);

 

WHEREAS, as of the date of this Agreement, SPAC has not completed the De-SPAC;

 

WHEREAS, Sponsor is seeking to raise up to $1,000,000 from existing SPAC investors (the “Capital Contribution”) which will in turn be loaned by the Sponsor to the SPAC to cover working capital expenses (“SPAC Loan”);

 

WHEREAS, SPAC intends to pay all principal under the SPAC Loan to Sponsor at the closing of the De-SPAC transaction (the “De-SPAC Closing”), in accordance with Section 2 below, and the Investor will be entitled to receive such proceeds received by the Sponsor; and

 

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises set forth above, which are incorporated in this Agreement as if fully set forth below, and the representations, warranties, covenants and agreement contained in this Agreement, and intending to be legally bound hereby, the Parties agree as follows:

 

ARTICLE I

 

SUBSCRIPTION AND SPAC LOAN

 

1.1 Closing. The Capital Contribution shall be made by the Investor to the Sponsor in three tranches in cash subject to the following milestones or on such dates as the Parties may agree in writing pursuant to the funding schedule below:

 

1.)Initial tranche of $400,000 within two (2) business days of the Parties entering into the Subscription Agreement (but no later than July 5, 2023);

 

2.)Second tranche of $300,000 within two business days of the SPAC and Sponsor entering into a Business Combination Agreement with a de-SPAC Target;

 

3.)Third tranche, subject to written approval from the SPAC, of $300,000 within two (2) business days of the SPAC submitting both: (i)an initial S-4 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”); and (ii) responses to any SEC comment letters with an amended S-4/A filing.

 

1.2 Subscription. In consideration for the Capital Contribution, SPAC will issue to the Investor, upon the De-SPAC Closing, one share of Class A common stock of the SPAC (“Class A Common Stock”) for each dollar of the Capital Contribution that is funded in accordance with Section 1.1 of this Agreement (“Subscription Shares”). The Subscription Shares shall be subject to no transfer restrictions or any other lock-up provisions, earn outs, or other contingencies. The Subscription Shares (i) shall be registered as part of any registration statement issuing shares before or in connection with the De-SPAC Closing (to the extent feasible and in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations) or (ii) shall promptly be registered pursuant to the first registration statement filed by the SPAC or the surviving entity following the De-SPAC Closing, which shall be filed no later than 30 days after the De-SPAC Closing and declared effective no later than 90 days after the De-SPAC Closing.

 

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1.3 Terms of SPAC Loan. The SPAC Loan shall not accrue interest and shall be repaid by the SPAC upon the De-SPAC Closing. Sponsor will pay to the Investor all repayments of the SPAC Loan Sponsor has received within 5 business days of the De-SPAC Closing. The SPAC and Sponsor shall be jointly and severally obligated for such payment. The Investor may elect at the De-SPAC Closing to receive such payments in cash or shares of Class A Common Stock at a rate of one share of Class A Common Stock for each $10 of Capital Contribution. If the SPAC liquidates without consummating a De-SPAC, any amounts remaining in the Sponsor or SPAC’s cash accounts, not including the SPAC’s trust account, will be paid to the Investor within five (5) days of the liquidation.

 

1.4 Default. In the event that Sponsor or SPAC defaults in its obligations under Section 1.2 or 1.3 of this Agreement and in the event that such default continues for a period of five (5) business days following written notice to the Sponsor and SPAC (the “Default Date”), Sponsor shall immediately transfer to Investor 100,000 shares of Class A Common Stock owned by the Sponsor (the “Sponsor Shares”) on the Default Date and shall transfer an additional 100,000 Sponsor Shares each month thereafter, until the default is cured; provided however, that in no event will Sponsor transfer any Sponsor Shares to Investor that would result in Investor (together with any other persons whose beneficial ownership of Class A Common Stock would be aggregated with Investor’s for purposes of Section 13(d) or Section 16 of the Exchange Act and the applicable regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission, including any “group” of which Investor is a member) beneficially owning more than 19.9% of the outstanding shares of SPAC Common Stock (“Transfer Limit”); provided further than any Sponsor Shares that were not transferred to Investor because the transfer of such shares would have exceeded the Transfer Limit shall be promptly transferred to Investor upon written request from Investor to extent that, at the time of such request, such transfer would no longer exceed the Transfer Limit. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in no event shall the maximum aggregate amount of shares transferred by Sponsor to Investor exceed 1,000,000 Sponsor Shares. Any such Sponsor Shares received pursuant to this Section 1.4 shall be added to the registration statement required by Section 1.2 of this Agreement if not then effective and if such registration statement has been declared effective, such Sponsor Shares shall be promptly registered, and in any event will be registered within 90 days. In the event that Investor notifies Sponsor and SPAC of any default pursuant to this Section 1.4, Sponsor shall not sell, transfer, or otherwise dispose of any Sponsor Shares, other than in accordance with this Section 1.4, until such default is cured.

 

1.5 Wiring Instructions. At the Closing, Investor shall advance the Capital Contribution proceeds to the Sponsor by wire transfer of immediately available funds pursuant to the wiring instructions separately provided.

 

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1.6 Reimbursement. On the De-SPAC Closing, the Sponsor will pay the Investor an amount equal to the reasonable attorney fees incurred by the Investor in connection with this agreement not to exceed $5,000.

 

ARTICLE II

 

REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES

 

Each Party hereby represents and warrants to each other Party as of the date of this Agreement and as of the Closing that:

 

3.1 Authority. Such Party has the power and authority to execute and deliver this Agreement and to carry out its obligations hereunder. The execution, delivery and performance by the Party of this Agreement and the consummation of the transfer have been duly authorized by all necessary action on the part of the relevant Party, and no further approval or authorization is required on the part of such Party. This Agreement will be valid and binding on each Party and enforceable against such Party in accordance with its terms, except as the same may be limited by applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, fraudulent transfer or conveyance, moratorium or similar laws affecting the enforcement of creditors rights generally and general equitable principles, regardless of whether such enforceability is considered in a proceeding at law or in equity.

 

3.2 Acknowledgement. Each Party acknowledges and agrees that the Subscription Shares and Sponsor Shares (as defined herein) have not been registered under the Securities Act or under any state securities laws and the Investor represents that, as applicable, it (a) is acquiring the Subscription Shares and Sponsor Shares pursuant to an exemption from registration under the Securities Act with no present intention to distribute them to any person in violation of the Securities Act or any applicable U.S. state securities laws, (b) will not sell or otherwise dispose of any of the Subscription Shares and Sponsor Shares, except in compliance with the registration requirements or exemption provisions of the Securities Act and any applicable U.S. state securities laws, (c) has such knowledge and experience in financial and business matters and in investments of this type that it is capable of evaluating the merits and risks of the Exchange and of making an informed investment decision, and has conducted a review of the business and affairs of the SPAC that it considers sufficient and reasonable for purposes of making the transfer, and (d) is an "accredited investor" (as that term is defined by Rule 501 under the Securities Act). Each Party acknowledges and agrees that this subscription will not be treated as indebtedness for U.S. tax purposes.

 

3.3 Trust Waiver. Investor acknowledges that the SPAC is a blank check company with the powers and privileges to effect a business combination and that a trust account has been established by the SPAC in connection with its initial public offering (“Trust Account”). Investor waives any and all right, title and interest, or any claim of any kind it now has or may have in the future, in or to any monies held in the Trust Account, and agrees not to seek recourse against the Trust Account for any claims in connection with, as a result of, or arising out of this Agreement; provided, however, that nothing in this Section 3.3 shall (a) serve to limit or prohibit Investor’s right to pursue a claim against the SPAC for legal relief against assets outside the Trust Account, for specific performance or other relief, (b) serve to limit or prohibit any claims that Investor may have in the future against the SPAC’s assets or funds that are not held in the Trust Account (including any funds that have been released from the Trust Account and any assets that have been purchased or acquired with any such funds), or (c) be deemed to limit Investor’s right, title, interest or claim to the Trust Account by virtue of Investor’s record or beneficial ownership of securities of the SPAC acquired by any means other than pursuant to this Agreement, including but not limited to any redemption right with respect to any such securities of the SPAC.

 

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3.4 Restricted Securities. Investor hereby represents, acknowledges and warrants its representation of, understanding of and confirmation of the following:

 

·Investor realizes that, unless subject to an effective registration statement, the Subscription Shares and Sponsor Shares cannot readily be sold as they will be restricted securities and therefore the Sponsor Shares must not be accepted unless Investor has liquid assets sufficient to assure that Investor can provide for current needs and possible personal contingencies;

 

·Investor understands that, because SPAC is a former “shell company” as contemplated under paragraph (i) of Rule 144, regardless of the amount of time that the Investor holds the Subscription Shares and Sponsor Shares, sales of the Subscription Shares and Sponsor Shares may only be made under Rule 144 upon the satisfaction of certain conditions, including that SPAC is no longer a ‘shell company’ and that SPAC has not been a ‘shell company’ for at least the last 12 months—i.e., that no sales of Subscription Shares and Sponsor Shares can be made pursuant to Rule 144 until at least 12 months after the De-SPAC; and SPAC has filed with the SEC, during the 12 months preceding the sale, all quarterly and annual reports required under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended;

 

·Investor confirms and represents that it is able (i) to bear the economic risk of the Subscription Shares and Sponsor Shares, (ii) to hold the Subscription Shares and Sponsor Shares for an indefinite period of time, and (iii) to afford a complete loss of the Subscription Shares and Sponsor Shares; and

 

·Investor understands and agrees that a legend has been or will be placed on any certificate(s) or other document(s) evidencing the Subscription Shares and Sponsor Shares in substantially the following form:

 

“THE SECURITIES REPRESENTED BY THIS CERTIFICATE HAVE NOT BEEN REGISTERED UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED OR ANY STATE SECURITIES ACT. THE SECURITIES HAVE BEEN ACQUIRED FOR INVESTMENT AND MAY NOT BE SOLD, TRANSFERRED, PLEDGED OR HYPOTHECATED UNLESS (I) THEY SHALL HAVE BEEN REGISTERED UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED AND ANY APPLICABLE STATE SECURITIES ACT, OR (II) AN EXEMPTION FROM THE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED, EXISTS.”

 

The SPAC shall take all steps necessary in order to remove the legend referenced in the preceding paragraph from the Subscription Shares and Sponsor Shares immediately following the earlier of (a) the effectiveness of a registration statement applicable to the Subscription Shares and Sponsor Shares or (b) any other applicable exception to the restrictions described in the legend occurs.

 

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ARTICLE III

 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

4.1 Severability. In case any one or more of the provisions contained herein shall, for any reason, be held to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable in any respect, such invalidity, illegality or unenforceability shall not affect any other provisions of this Agreement, and this Agreement shall be construed as if such provision(s) had never been contained herein, provided that such provision(s) shall be curtailed, limited or eliminated only to the extent necessary to remove the invalidity, illegality or unenforceability in the jurisdiction where such provisions have been held to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable.

 

4.2 Titles and Headings. The titles and section headings in this Agreement are included strictly for convenience purposes.

 

4.3 No Waiver. It is understood and agreed that no failure or delay in exercising any right, power or privilege hereunder shall operate as a waiver thereof, nor shall any single or partial exercise thereof preclude any other or further exercise thereof or the exercise of any right, power or privilege hereunder.

 

4.4 Term of Obligations. The term of this Agreement shall expire (6) months after the De-SPAC Closing. However, the obligations set forth herein that are intended to survive the expiration or termination of this Agreement shall survive the expiration or termination of this Agreement, including for the avoidance of doubt, the registration obligations set forth in Section 1.2, the default provision set forth in Section 1.4 and the indemnity obligations set forth in Section 4.13.

 

4.5 Governing Law; Submission to Jurisdiction. This Agreement shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Delaware, without regard to its conflicts of laws rules. Each Party (a) irrevocably submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware (or, to the extent such court does not have subject matter jurisdiction, the Superior Court of the State of Delaware), or, if it has or can acquire jurisdiction, the United States District Court for the District of Delaware (collectively, the Courts), for purposes of any action, suit or other proceeding arising out of this Agreement; and (b) agrees not to raise any objection at any time to the laying or maintaining of the venue of any such action, suit or proceeding in any of the Courts, irrevocably waives any claim that such action, suit or other proceeding has been brought in an inconvenient forum and further irrevocably waives the right to object, with respect to such action, suit or other Proceeding, that such Court does not have any jurisdiction over such Party. Any Party may serve any process required by such Courts by way of notice.

 

4.6 WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL. EACH OF THE PARTIES HEREBY WAIVES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW ANY RIGHT IT MAY HAVE TO A TRIAL BY JURY WITH RESPECT TO ANY ACTION DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY ARISING OUT OF, UNDER OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT OR THE TRANSACTIONS CONTEMPLATED HEREBY. EACH PARTY (A) CERTIFIES THAT NO REPRESENTATIVE OF ANY OTHER PARTY HAS REPRESENTED, EXPRESSLY OR OTHERWISE, THAT SUCH OTHER PARTY WOULD NOT, IN THE EVENT OF ANY ACTION, SEEK TO ENFORCE THAT FOREGOING WAIVER AND (B) ACKNOWLEDGES THAT IT AND THE OTHER PARTIES HAVE BEEN INDUCED TO ENTER INTO THIS AGREEMENT BY, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THE MUTUAL WAIVERS AND CERTIFICATIONS IN THIS SECTION.

 

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4.7 Entire Agreement. This Agreement contains the entire agreement between the parties and supersedes any previous understandings, commitments or agreements, oral or written, with respect to the subject matter hereof. No modification of this Agreement or waiver of the terms and conditions hereof shall be binding upon either party, unless mutually approved in writing.

 

4.8 Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in counterparts (delivered by email or other means of electronic transmission), each of which shall be deemed an original and which, when taken together, shall constitute one and the same document.

 

4.9 Notices. All notices, consents, waivers and other communications hereunder shall be in writing and shall be deemed to have been duly given when delivered (i) in person, (ii) by electronic means, with affirmative confirmation of receipt, (iii) one Business Day after being sent, if sent by reputable, nationally recognized overnight courier service or (iv) three (3) Business Days after being mailed, if sent by registered or certified mail, pre-paid and return receipt requested, in each case to the applicable Party at the following addresses (or at such other address for a Party as shall be specified by like notice.

 

If to Investor: If to SPAC or Sponsor:
   
POLAR MULTI-STRATEGY MASTER FUND ARTEMIS STRATEGIC INVESTMENT CORP
   
c/o Mourant Governance Services (Cayman) Limited c/o Thomas Granite
94 Solaris Avenue Camana Bay 3310 E. Corona Avenue
PO Box 1348 Phoenix, AZ 85253
Grand Cayman KY1-1108  
Cayman Islands  
   
With a mandatory copy to:  
Polar Asset Management Partners Inc.  
16 York Street, Suite 2900  
Toronto, ON M5J 0E6  
Attention: Legal Department, Ravi Bhat / Jillian Bruce  
E-mail: legal@polaramp.com / rbhat@polaramp.com /  
jbruce@polaramp.com  

 

4.10 Binding Effect; Assignment. This Agreement and all of the provisions hereof shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the Parties and their respective successors and permitted assigns. This Agreement shall not be assigned by operation of Law or otherwise without the prior written consent of the other Parties, and any assignment without such consent shall be null and void; provided that no such assignment shall relieve the assigning Party of its obligations hereunder.

 

4.11 Third Parties. Nothing contained in this Agreement or in any instrument or document executed by any party in connection with the transactions contemplated hereby shall create any rights in or be deemed to have been executed for the benefit of, any person or entity that is not a Party hereto or thereto or a successor or permitted assign of such a Party.

 

4.12 Specific Performance. Each Party acknowledges that the rights of each Party to consummate the transactions contemplated hereby are unique, recognizes and affirms that in the event of a breach of this Agreement by any Party, money damages may be inadequate and the non-breaching Parties may have not adequate remedy at law, and agree that irreparable damage may occur in the event that any of the provisions of this Agreement were not performed by an applicable Party in accordance with their specific terms or were otherwise breached. Accordingly, each Party shall be entitled to seek an injunction or restraining order to prevent breaches of this Agreement and to seek to enforce specifically the terms and provisions hereof, without the requirement to post any bond or other security or to prove that money damages would be inadequate, this being in addition to any other right or remedy to which such Party may be entitled under this Agreement, at law or in equity.

 

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4.13 Indemnification. Subject to the provisions of Section 3.3 of this Agreement, SPAC agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Investor, its affiliates and its assignees and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents and controlling persons (each such person being an “Indemnified Party”) from and against any and all losses (but excluding financial losses to an Indemnified Party relating to the economic terms of this Agreement), claims, damages and liabilities (or actions in respect thereof), joint or several, incurred by or asserted against such Indemnified Party arising out of, in connection with, or relating to, the execution or delivery of this Agreement, the performance by the SPAC and Sponsor of their respective obligations hereunder, the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby or any pending or threatened claim or any action, suit or proceeding against the SPAC, its Sponsors, or the Investor; provided that SPAC will not be liable under the foregoing indemnification provision to the extent that any loss, claim, damage, liability or expense is found in a nonappealable judgment by a court of competent jurisdiction to have resulted from Investor’s material breach of this Agreement or from Investor’s willful misconduct, or gross negligence. In addition (and in addition to any other reimbursement of legal fees contemplated by this Agreement), SPAC will reimburse any Indemnified Party for all reasonable, out-of-pocket, expenses (including reasonable counsel fees and expenses) as they are incurred in connection with the investigation of, preparation for or defense or settlement of any pending or threatened claim or any action, suit or proceeding arising therefrom, whether or not such Indemnified Party is a party thereto and whether or not such claim, action, suit or proceeding is initiated or brought by or on behalf of SPAC. The provisions of this paragraph shall survive the termination of this Agreement.

 

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The Parties have caused this Agreement to be duly executed and delivered, all as of the date first set forth above.

 

  SPAC:
  ARTEMIS STRATEGIC INVESTMENT CORP
   
  By: /s/ Thomas Granite
  Name: Thomas Granite
  Title: CFO, Treasurer and Secretary
   
  SPONSOR:
  ARTEMIS SPONSOR LLC
   
  By: /s/ Philip Kaplan
  Name: Philip Kaplan
  Title: Managing Partner, Co-CEO and President
   
  INVESTOR:
  POLAR MULTI-STRATEGY MASTER FUND
  By its investment advisor
  Polar Asset Management Partners Inc.
   
  By: /s/ Andrew Ma
  Name: Andrew Ma
  Title: CCO
   
  By: /s/ Aatifa Ibrahim
  Name: Aatifa Ibrahim
  Title: Legal Counsel

 

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