AMENDMENT NO. 1
WARRANT EXERCISABLE FOR JUNIOR SECURITIES
This Amendment No. 1 (this “Amendment”) to Warrant Exercisable for Junior Securities is entered into effective as of February 24, 2021 by Sanchez Midstream Partners LP, a Delaware limited partnership (the “Partnership”), and Stonepeak Catarina Holdings LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the “Holder”). Capitalized terms used but not defined herein have the meanings ascribed to them in the Third Amended and Restated Agreement of Limited Partnership of the Partnership, dated as of August 2, 2019, as amended by the Letter Agreement (as defined below).
WHEREAS, on August 2, 2019, the Partnership issued to the Holder that certain Warrant Exercisable for Junior Securities, dated August 2, 2019 (the “Original Warrant”);
WHEREAS, the Original Warrant entitles the Holder to receive from the Partnership a number of each class of Junior Securities (including Common Units but excluding Excluded Junior Securities) representing ten percent (10%) of the Junior Securities Deemed Outstanding (as defined in the Original Warrant) of such class as of the Exercise Date (as defined in the Original Warrant);
WHEREAS, Junior Securities Deemed Outstanding includes, among other things, the number of such class of Junior Securities reserved for issuance at such time under the stock option or other equity incentive plans approved by the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Sanchez Midstream Partners GP LLC, the sole general partner of the Partnership (the “General Partner”), regardless of whether such Junior Securities are actually subject to outstanding Options at such time or whether any outstanding Options are actually exercisable at such time;
WHEREAS, the Partnership’s Long-Term Incentive Plan, effective March 6, 2015 (the “LTIP”), is such an equity incentive plan approved by the Board;
WHEREAS, on November 16, 2020, the Holder entered into a letter agreement with the Partnership and the General Partner (the “Letter Agreement”), pursuant to which the Holder was provided the option to elect to receive the Class C Preferred Quarterly Distribution in Common Units for any Quarter following the Quarter ended September 30, 2020, by providing written notice to the Partnership no later than the last day of the calendar month following the end of such Quarter;
WHEREAS, on January 28, 2021, pursuant to the Letter Agreement, the Holder provided its notice of election to receive 12,445,491 Common Units in lieu of receiving Class C Preferred PIK Units with respect to the Class C Preferred Quarterly Distribution for the Quarter ended December 31, 2020 (the “Fourth Quarter Units”);
WHEREAS, Section 4(a) of the LTIP, provides that upon the issuance of additional Units from time to time, the maximum number of Units that may be delivered or reserved for delivery
with respect to the LTIP shall be automatically increased by a number of Units equal to the lesser of (i) fifteen percent (15%) of such additional Units, or (ii) such lesser number of Units as determined by the Board (such increase, the “LTIP Increase”);
WHEREAS, the maximum LTIP Increase resulting from the issuance of the Fourth Quarter Units is 1,866,823 Units (the “Fourth Quarter LTIP Units”);
WHEREAS, the Fourth Quarter LTIP Units are Junior Securities Deemed Outstanding for purposes of the Original Warrant; and
WHEREAS, the Partnership and the Holder desire to amend the Original Warrant to include the Fourth Quarter LTIP Units in the definition of Excluded Junior Securities.
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the covenants, conditions and agreements contained herein, the General Partner does hereby amend the Partnership Agreement as follows:
1.Amendments. The Original Warrant is hereby amended as follows:
a.The definition of “Excluded Junior Securities” in Section 1 of the Original Warrant is hereby amended and restated in its entirety as follows:
“Excluded Junior Securities” means (i) any class or series of Junior Security that, with respect to distributions on such Junior Securities of cash or property and distributions upon liquidation of the Partnership (taking into account the intended effects of the allocation of gain and losses as provided in this Agreement), ranks junior to the Class C Preferred Units and senior to the Common Units, the proceeds from the sale of which are used to redeem the Class C Preferred Units, and (ii) 1,866,823 Common Units reserved for issuance under the LTIP on February 25, 2021, so long as such Common Units are so reserved or issued pursuant to the LTIP.
b.Section 1 of the Original Warrant is hereby amended by adding the following definition in the applicable alphabetical order therein:
“LTIP” means the Partnership’s Long-Term Incentive Plan, effective as of March 6, 2015.
2.Agreement in Effect. Except as amended by this Amendment, the Original Warrant shall remain in full force and effect.
3.Applicable Law. This Amendment shall be construed in accordance with and governed by the laws of the State of Delaware, without regard to principles of conflicts of laws.
4.Severability. Each provision of this Amendment shall be considered severable and if for any reason any provision or provisions herein are determined to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal under any existing or future law, such invalidity, unenforceability or illegality shall not impair the operation of or affect those portions of this Amendment that are valid, enforceable and legal.
5.Electronic Signature. This Amendment may be executed via facsimile or other electronic transmission (including portable document format (*pdf)), and any such executed facsimile or electronic copy shall be treated as an original.
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, this Amendment has been executed as of the effective date written above.
SANCHEZ MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP
By: Sanchez Midstream Partners GP LLC,
its general partner
By: /s/ Charles C. Ward
Title:Chief Financial Officer and Secretary
STONEPEAK CATARINA HOLDINGS, LLC
Stonepeak Texas Midstream Holdco LLC, its managing member
Stonepeak Associates LLC,
its managing member
Stonepeak GP Holdings LP,
Stonepeak GP Investors LLC,
/s/ Jack Howell
Name: Jack Howell
Title: Senior Managing Director
/s/ Luke Taylor
Name: Luke Taylor
Title: Senior Managing Director
Signature Page to Amendment No. 1 to
Warrant Exercisable for Junior Securities