Exhibit 10.2
 
FORM OF INDEMNIFICATION AGREEMENT
 
This Indemnification Agreement is dated as of the     day of May, 2018 (this “Agreement”) and is by and between Fusion Connect, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), and [Name of Director/Executive Officer] (the “Indemnitee”).
 
WHEREAS, in order to induce Indemnitee to serve as a [director/executive officer] of the Company, the Company wishes to provide for the indemnification of, and the advancement of Expenses (as defined herein) to, Indemnitee to the maximum extent permitted by law;
 
WHEREAS, the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Company (as amended, restated or otherwise modified from time to time, the “Charter”) provides for the indemnification of the Company’s directors and officers to the fullest extent permitted by law;
 
WHEREAS, the Amended and Restated By-Laws of the Company (as amended, restated or otherwise modified from time to time, the “Bylaws”) provide certain indemnification rights to the Company’s directors and officers; and
 
WHEREAS, the Company and Indemnitee desire to enter into this Agreement to set forth their agreement regarding indemnification and the advancement of Expenses and to clarify the priority of the indemnification and advancement of Expenses with respect to certain Jointly Indemnifiable Claims (as defined herein).
 
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of Indemnitee’s service to the Company and the covenants and agreements set forth below, and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the parties, intending to be legally bound, hereby agree as follows.
 
Section 1. Indemnification.
 
To the fullest extent permitted by the Delaware General Corporation Law (the “DGCL”):
 
(a)           The Company shall indemnify Indemnitee if Indemnitee was or is made or is threatened to be made a party to, or is otherwise involved in, as a witness or otherwise, any threatened, pending or completed Action, Suit or Proceeding (brought in the right of the Company or otherwise), whether civil, criminal, administrative or investigative and whether formal or informal, including appeals.
 
(b)           The indemnification provided by this Section 1 shall be from and against all loss and liability suffered and Expenses (including attorneys’ fees), Judgments, Fines and Amounts Paid in Settlement actually and reasonably incurred by or on behalf of Indemnitee in connection with such Action, Suit or Proceeding, including any appeals.
 
 
 
 
Section 2. Payment of Expenses. To the fullest extent permitted by the DGCL, Expenses (including attorneys’ fees) incurred by Indemnitee in appearing at, participating in or defending any Action, Suit or Proceeding or in connection with an enforcement action as contemplated by Section 3(d), shall be paid by the Company in advance of the final disposition of such Action, Suit or Proceeding or such enforcement action within 5 days after receipt by the Company of a statement or statements from Indemnitee requesting such advance or advances from time to time. Such payment includes, but is not limited to, any and all Expenses paid or incurred by Indemnitee or which Indemnitee determines are reasonably likely to be paid or incurred by Indemnitee in connection with any Action, Suit or Proceeding or in connection with an enforcement action made, instituted or conducted by Indemnitee, in each case, to the fullest extent permitted by the DGCL. Indemnitee’s right to such advancement of Expenses is not subject to the satisfaction of any standard of conduct and is not conditioned upon any prior determination that Indemnitee is entitled to indemnification under this Agreement with respect to such Action, Suit or Proceeding or in connection with an enforcement action or the absence of any prior determination to the contrary. The Indemnitee hereby undertakes to repay any amounts advanced (without interest) to the extent that it is ultimately determined that Indemnitee is not entitled under this Agreement to be indemnified by the Company in respect of such Action, Suit or Proceeding or such enforcement action as contemplated by Section 3(d). No other form of undertaking shall be required of Indemnitee other than the execution of this Agreement. This Section 2 shall be subject to Section 3(b) and shall not apply to any claim made by Indemnitee for which indemnity is excluded pursuant to Section 6(a).
 
Section 3. Procedure for Indemnification; Notification and Defense of Claim.
 
(a)           Promptly after receipt by Indemnitee of notice of the commencement of any Action, Suit or Proceeding, Indemnitee shall, if a claim in respect thereof is to be made or could be made against the Company hereunder, notify the Company in writing of the commencement thereof. The failure to promptly notify the Company of the commencement of the Action, Suit or Proceeding, or of Indemnitee’s request for indemnification, will not relieve the Company from any liability that it may have to Indemnitee hereunder, except and only to the extent the Company is actually and materially prejudiced (through the forfeiture of substantive rights or defenses) in its defense of such Action, Suit or Proceeding as a result of such failure. To obtain indemnification under this Agreement, Indemnitee shall submit to the Company a written request therefor including such documentation and information as is reasonably available to Indemnitee and is reasonably necessary to enable the Company to determine whether and to what extent Indemnitee is entitled to indemnification. In addition, Indemnitee shall reasonably cooperate with the Company and shall give the Company such additional information as the Company may reasonably require.
 
 
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(b)           With respect to any Action, Suit or Proceeding of which the Company is so notified as provided in this Agreement, the Company shall, subject to the last two sentences of this paragraph and subject to the Company’s prior determination pursuant to Section 3(c) to grant Indemnitee’s indemnification request with respect to such Action, Suit or Proceeding, be entitled to assume the defense of such Action, Suit or Proceeding, with counsel reasonably acceptable to Indemnitee (which acceptance shall not be unreasonably withheld or delayed), upon the delivery to Indemnitee of written notice of its election to do so. After delivery of such notice, approval of such counsel by Indemnitee and the retention of such counsel by the Company, the Company will not be liable to Indemnitee under this Agreement for any subsequently-incurred fees of separate counsel engaged by or on behalf of Indemnitee with respect to the same Action, Suit or Proceeding unless (i) the employment of separate counsel by Indemnitee has been previously authorized in writing by the Company or (ii) the Company does not continue to retain such counsel to defend such Action, Suit or Proceeding. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if Indemnitee, based on the advice of his or her counsel, shall have reasonably concluded (with written notice being given to the Company setting forth the basis for such conclusion) that, in the conduct of any such defense, there is or is reasonably likely to be a conflict of interest or position between the Company and Indemnitee with respect to a significant issue, then the Company will not be entitled, without the written consent of Indemnitee, to assume such defense. In addition, the Company will not be entitled, without the written consent of Indemnitee, to assume the defense of any claim brought by or in the right of the Company.
 
(c)           The determination whether to grant Indemnitee’s indemnification request shall be made promptly and in any event within 30 days following the Company’s receipt of a request for indemnification in accordance with Section 3(a). If the Company determines that Indemnitee is entitled to such indemnification, the Company will make payment to Indemnitee of the indemnifiable amount within such 30 day period. If the Company’s determination of whether to grant Indemnitee’s indemnification request shall not have been made within such 30 day period, the requisite determination of entitlement to indemnification shall, subject to Section 6, nonetheless be deemed to have been made and Indemnitee shall be entitled to such indemnification, absent (i) a misstatement by Indemnitee of a material fact, or an omission of a material fact necessary to make Indemnitee’s statement not materially misleading, in connection with the request for indemnification, or (ii) a prohibition of such indemnification under the DGCL.
 
(d)           In the event that (i) the Company determines in accordance with this Section 3 that Indemnitee is not entitled to indemnification under this Agreement, (ii) the Company denies a request for indemnification, in whole or in part, or fails to respond or make a determination of entitlement to indemnification within 30 days following receipt of a request for indemnification as described above, (iii) payment of indemnification is not made within such 30 day period, (iv) advancement of Expenses is not timely made in accordance with Section 2, or (v) the Company or any other person takes or threatens to take any action to declare this Agreement void or unenforceable, or institutes any litigation or other action or proceeding designed to deny, or to recover from, the Indemnitee the benefits provided or intended to be provided to Indemnitee hereunder, Indemnitee shall be entitled to an adjudication in any court of competent jurisdiction of his or her entitlement to such indemnification or advancement of Expenses. To the extent not already advanced pursuant to Section 2, Indemnitee’s Expenses (including attorneys’ fees) incurred in connection with successfully establishing Indemnitee’s right to indemnification or advancement of Expenses, in whole or in part, in any such proceeding or otherwise shall also be indemnified by the Company; provided that to the extent Indemnitee is successful in part and unsuccessful in part in establishing Indemnitee’s right to indemnification or advancement of Expenses hereunder, Indemnitee shall be entitled to partial indemnification of Expenses in accordance with Section 20.
 
 
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(e)           Indemnitee shall be presumed to be entitled to indemnification and advancement of Expenses under this Agreement upon submission of a request therefor in accordance with Section 2 or Section 3 of this Agreement, as the case may be. The Company shall have the burden of proof in overcoming such presumption, and such presumption shall be used as a basis for a determination of entitlement to indemnification and advancement of Expenses unless the Company overcomes such presumption by clear and convincing evidence. Neither the failure of the Company to have made a determination prior to the commencement of any action pursuant to this Agreement that indemnification is proper in the circumstances because Indemnitee has met the applicable standard of conduct, nor an actual determination by the Company that Indemnitee has not met such applicable standard of conduct, shall be a defense to the action or create a presumption that Indemnitee has not met the applicable standard of conduct. For purposes of this Agreement, the termination of any Action, Suit or Proceeding by judgment, order, settlement (whether with or without court approval) or conviction, or upon a plea of nolo contendere, or its equivalent, shall not create a presumption that Indemnitee did not meet any particular standard of conduct or have a particular belief or that a court has determined that indemnification is not permitted under this Agreement or applicable law.
 
Section 4. Insurance and Subrogation.
 
(a)             To the extent the Company maintains a policy or policies of insurance providing directors’ and officers’ liability insurance, Indemnitee shall be covered by such policy or policies, in accordance with its or their terms, to the maximum extent of the coverage provided to any other director or executive officer of the Company. If, at the time the Company receives from Indemnitee any notice of the commencement of an Action, Suit or Proceeding, the Company has such insurance in effect that would reasonably be expected to cover such Action, Suit or Proceeding, then the Company shall give prompt notice of the commencement of such Action, Suit or Proceeding to the insurers in accordance with the procedures set forth in such policy or policies. The Company shall thereafter take all necessary or reasonably desirable action to cause such insurers to pay, on behalf of Indemnitee, all amounts payable as a result of such Action, Suit or Proceeding in accordance with the terms of such policy or policies.
 
(b)             Subject to Section 9(b), in the event of any payment by the Company under this Agreement, the Company shall be subrogated to the extent of such payment to all of the rights of recovery of Indemnitee with respect to any insurance policy. Indemnitee shall execute all papers required and take all action necessary to secure such rights, including execution of such documents as are necessary to enable the Company to effectively bring suit to enforce such rights in accordance with the terms of such insurance policy. The Company shall pay or reimburse all Expenses actually and reasonably incurred by Indemnitee in connection with such subrogation.
 
(c)             Subject to Section 9(b), the Company shall not be liable under this Agreement to make any payment of amounts otherwise indemnifiable hereunder (including, but not limited to, Judgments, Fines and Amounts Paid in Settlement, and ERISA excise taxes or penalties) if and to the extent that Indemnitee has otherwise actually received such payment under this Agreement or any insurance policy, contract, agreement or otherwise.
 
Section 5. Certain Definitions. For purposes of this Agreement, the following definitions shall apply:
 
(a)           The term “Action, Suit or Proceeding” shall be broadly construed and shall include, without limitation, the investigation, preparation, prosecution, defense, settlement, arbitration and appeal of, and the giving of testimony in, any threatened, pending or completed claim, action, suit, arbitration, investigation, inquiry, alternative dispute mechanism or proceeding, whether civil (including intentional and unintentional tort claims), criminal, administrative or investigative, in each case, by reason of the service of Indemnitee as a director [or executive officer] of the Company, or by reason of any action alleged to have been taken or omitted in any such capacity.
 
 
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(b)           The term “Expenses” shall be broadly construed and shall include, without limitation, all direct and indirect costs of any type or nature whatsoever (including, without limitation, all attorneys’ fees and related disbursements, appeal bonds, other out-of-pocket costs and reasonable compensation for time spent by Indemnitee for which Indemnitee is not otherwise compensated by the Company or any third party), in each case, actually and reasonably incurred by or on behalf of Indemnitee in connection with either the investigation, defense or appeal of an Action, Suit or Proceeding or establishing or enforcing a right to indemnification under this Agreement or otherwise incurred in connection with a claim that is indemnifiable hereunder.
 
(c)           The term “Judgments, Fines and Amounts Paid in Settlement” shall be broadly construed and shall include, without limitation, all direct and indirect payments of any type or nature whatsoever, as well as any penalties or excise taxes assessed on a person with respect to an employee benefit plan.
 
Section 6. Limitation on Indemnification. Notwithstanding any other provision herein to the contrary, the Company shall not be obligated pursuant to this Agreement:
 
(a)           Claims Initiated by Indemnitee. To indemnify or advance Expenses to Indemnitee with respect to any threatened, pending or completed claim, action, suit, arbitration, investigation, inquiry, alternative dispute mechanism or proceeding, whether civil (including intentional and unintentional tort claims), criminal, administrative or investigative, however denominated, initiated or brought voluntarily by Indemnitee, whether by way of defense, counterclaim, cross claim or otherwise, other than (i) an action brought to establish or enforce a right to indemnification or advancement of Expenses under this Agreement (which shall be governed by the provisions of Section 6(b) of this Agreement), (ii) a claim, action, suit, arbitration, investigation, inquiry, alternative dispute mechanism or proceeding that was authorized or consented to by the Board of Directors of the Company, it being understood and agreed that such authorization or consent shall not be unreasonably withheld in connection with any compulsory counterclaim brought by Indemnitee in response to an Action, Suit or Proceeding otherwise indemnifiable under this Agreement or (iii) as otherwise required under the DGCL.
 
(b)           Action for Indemnification. To indemnify Indemnitee for any Expenses incurred by Indemnitee with respect to an action instituted by Indemnitee to enforce or interpret this Agreement if Indemnitee is not successful in such enforcement action in establishing Indemnitee’s right, in whole or in part, to indemnification or advancement of Expenses hereunder; provided that to the extent Indemnitee is successful in part and unsuccessful in part in establishing Indemnitee’s right to indemnification or advancement of Expenses hereunder, Indemnitee shall be entitled to partial indemnification of Expenses in accordance with Section 20.
 
 
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(c)           Section 16(b) Matters. To indemnify Indemnitee on account of any Action, Suit or Proceeding in which judgment is rendered against Indemnitee for disgorgement of profits made from the purchase or sale by Indemnitee of securities of the Company pursuant to the provisions of Section 16(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended; provided, however, that notwithstanding any limitation set forth in this Section 6(c) regarding the Company’s obligation to provide indemnification, Indemnitee shall be entitled under Section 2 hereof to advancement of Expenses in connection with any such Action, Suit or Proceeding unless and until Indemnitee has been determined by a final (not interlocutory) judgment or other adjudication of a court or arbitration or administrative body of competent jurisdiction as to which there is no further right or option of appeal or the time within which an appeal must be filed has expired without such filing to have violated said statute, in which case Indemnitee hereby undertakes to repay any such amounts advanced (without interest).
 
(d)           Fraud or Willful Misconduct. To indemnify Indemnitee on account of conduct by Indemnitee where such conduct has been determined by a final (not interlocutory) judgment or other adjudication of a court or arbitration or administrative body of competent jurisdiction as to which there is no further right or option of appeal or the time within which an appeal must be filed has expired without such filing to have been knowingly fraudulent or constitute willful misconduct.
 
(e)           Prohibited by Law. To indemnify Indemnitee in any circumstance where such indemnification has been determined to be prohibited by law by a final (not interlocutory) judgment or other adjudication of a court or arbitration or administrative body of competent jurisdiction as to which there is no further right or option of appeal or the time within which an appeal must be filed has expired without such filing.
 
(f)           Unauthorized Settlement. To indemnify Indemnitee for any amounts paid in settlement of any Action, Suit or Proceeding without the Company’s prior written consent. The Company will not unreasonably withhold or delay its consent to any proposed settlement.
 
Section 7. Certain Settlement Provisions. The Company shall be permitted to settle any Action, Suit or Proceeding, except that it shall not settle any Action, Suit or Proceeding in any manner that would impose any penalty (unless the only penalty imposed is a monetary amount that will be paid in full by the Company (or its insurers)) or limitations or constitute any admission of wrongdoing or which may compromise, or may adversely affect, the defense of the Indemnitee in any other Action, Suit or Proceeding, whether civil or criminal, without Indemnitee’s prior written consent. Indemnitee will not unreasonably withhold or delay his or her consent to any proposed settlement.
 
Section 8. Savings Clause. If any provision or provisions (or portion thereof) of this Agreement shall be invalidated on any ground by any court of competent jurisdiction, then the Company shall nevertheless indemnify Indemnitee if Indemnitee was or is made or is threatened to be made a party or is otherwise involved in any threatened, pending or completed Action, Suit or Proceeding (brought in the right of the Company or otherwise), whether civil, criminal, administrative or investigative and whether formal or informal, including appeals, from and against all loss and liability suffered and Expenses (including attorneys’ fees), Judgments, Fines and Amounts Paid in Settlement actually and reasonably incurred by or on behalf of Indemnitee in connection with such Action, Suit or Proceeding, including any appeals, to the fullest extent permitted by any applicable portion of this Agreement that shall not have been invalidated.
 
 
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Section 9. Contribution; Jointly Indemnifiable Claims.
 
(a)           In order to provide for just and equitable contribution in circumstances in which the indemnification provided for herein is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be unavailable to Indemnitee in whole or in part, it is agreed that, in such event, the Company shall, to the fullest extent permitted by law, contribute to the payment of all of Indemnitee’s loss and liability suffered and Expenses (including attorneys’ fees), Judgments, Fines and Amounts Paid in Settlement actually and reasonably incurred by or on behalf of Indemnitee in connection with any Action, Suit or Proceeding, including any appeals, in an amount that is just and equitable in the circumstances; provided, that, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, such contribution shall not be required where such holding by the court is due to any limitation on indemnification set forth in Section 4(c), Section 6 or Section 7 hereof.
 
(b)           Given that certain Jointly Indemnifiable Claims by reason of the service of Indemnitee as a director [or executive officer] of the Company, or by reason of any action alleged to have been taken or omitted in any such capacity, the Company acknowledges and agrees that the Company shall be fully and primarily responsible for the payment to the Indemnitee in respect of indemnification or advancement of Expenses in connection with any such Jointly Indemnifiable Claim, pursuant to and in accordance with (as applicable) the terms of (i) the DGCL, (ii) the Charter, (iii) the Bylaws, (iv) this Agreement, or (v) any other agreement between the Company and the Indemnitee pursuant to which the Indemnitee is indemnified, ((i) through (v) collectively, the “Indemnification Sources”), irrespective of any right of recovery the Indemnitee may have from the Indemnitee-Related Entities. Under no circumstance shall the Company be entitled to any right of subrogation or contribution by the Indemnitee-Related Entities and no right of advancement or recovery the Indemnitee may have from the Indemnitee-Related Entities shall reduce or otherwise alter the rights of the Indemnitee or the obligations of the Company under the Indemnification Sources. In the event that any of the Indemnitee-Related Entities shall make any payment to the Indemnitee in respect of indemnification or advancement of Expenses with respect to any Jointly Indemnifiable Claim, (i) the Company shall reimburse the Indemnitee-Related Entity making such payment to the extent of such payment promptly upon written demand from such Indemnitee-Related Entity, (ii) to the extent not previously and fully reimbursed by the Company pursuant to clause (i), the Indemnitee-Related Entity making such payment shall be subrogated to the extent of the outstanding balance of such payment to all of the rights of recovery of the Indemnitee against the Company, and (iii) Indemnitee shall execute all papers reasonably required and shall do all things that may be reasonably necessary to secure such rights, including the execution of such documents as may be necessary to enable the Indemnitee-Related Entities effectively to bring suit to enforce such rights. The Company and Indemnitee agree that each of the Indemnitee-Related Entities shall be third-party beneficiaries with respect to this Section 9(b), entitled to enforce this Section 9(b) as though each such Indemnitee-Related Entity were a party to this Agreement. For purposes of this Section 9(b), the following terms shall have the following meanings:
 
(i)           The term “Indemnitee-Related Entities” means any corporation, limited liability company, partnership, joint venture, trust, employee benefit plan or other enterprise (other than the Company or the insurer under and pursuant to an insurance policy of the Company) from whom an Indemnitee may be entitled to indemnification or advancement of Expenses with respect to which, in whole or in part, the Company may also have an indemnification or advancement obligation.
 
 
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(ii)           The term “Jointly Indemnifiable Claims” shall be broadly construed and shall include, without limitation, any Action, Suit or Proceeding for which the Indemnitee shall be entitled to indemnification or advancement of Expenses from both (i) the Company pursuant to the Indemnification Sources, on the one hand, and (ii) any Indemnitee-Related Entity pursuant to any other agreement between any Indemnitee-Related Entity and the Indemnitee pursuant to which the Indemnitee is indemnified, the laws of the jurisdiction of incorporation or organization of any Indemnitee-Related Entity and/or the certificate of incorporation, certificate of organization, bylaws, partnership agreement, operating agreement, certificate of formation, certificate of limited partnership or other organizational or governing documents of any Indemnitee-Related Entity, on the other hand.
 
Section 10. Form and Delivery of Communications. All notices, requests, demands and other communications under this Agreement shall be in writing and shall be deemed to have been duly given if (a) delivered by hand, upon receipt by the party to whom said notice or other communication shall have been directed, (b) mailed by certified or registered mail with postage prepaid, on the third business day after the date on which it is so mailed, (c) mailed by reputable overnight courier, one day after deposit with such courier and with written verification of receipt or (d) sent by email transmission, with receipt of oral confirmation that such transmission has been received. Addresses for notice to either party are shown on the signature page of this Agreement, or as subsequently modified by written notice in accordance with the terms of this Section 10.
 
Section 11. Nonexclusivity. The provisions for indemnification and advancement of Expenses set forth in this Agreement shall not be deemed exclusive of any other rights which Indemnitee may have under any provision of law, in any court in which a proceeding is brought, other agreements or otherwise, and Indemnitee’s rights hereunder shall inure to the benefit of his/her heirs, executors and administrators. No amendment or alteration of the Charter or the By-Laws or any other agreement shall adversely affect the rights provided to Indemnitee under this Agreement.
 
Section 12. No Construction as Employment Agreement; Duration of Agreement. Nothing contained herein shall be construed as giving Indemnitee any right to be retained as a director [or executive officer] of the Company or in the employ of the Company. For the avoidance of doubt, the indemnification and advancement of Expenses provided under this Agreement shall continue as to the Indemnitee even though he/she may have ceased to be a director [or executive officer] of the Company.
 
Section 13. Interpretation of Agreement. It is understood that the parties intend this Agreement to be interpreted and enforced so as to provide indemnification to Indemnitee to the fullest extent now or hereafter permitted by the DGCL, notwithstanding that such indemnification may not be specifically authorized by the Charter or the Bylaws, or by statute as of the date hereof. In the event of any change after the date of this Agreement in any applicable law, statute or rule which expands the right of a Delaware corporation to indemnify a member of its board of directors or an executive officer, it is the intent of the parties that Indemnitee shall enjoy by this Agreement the greater benefits afforded by such change. In the event of any change in any applicable law, statute or rule which narrows the right of a Delaware corporation to indemnify a member of its board of directors or an executive officer, such change, to the extent not otherwise required by such law, statute or rule to be applied to this Agreement, shall have no effect on this Agreement or the parties’ rights and obligations hereunder.
 
 
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Section 14. Entire Agreement. Without limiting any of the rights of Indemnitee under the Charter or the Bylaws, this Agreement and the documents expressly referred to herein constitute the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the matters covered hereby, and any other prior or contemporaneous oral or written understandings or agreements with respect to the matters covered hereby are expressly superseded by this Agreement.
 
Section 15. Modification and Waiver. No supplement, modification, waiver or amendment of this Agreement shall be binding unless executed in writing by both parties. No waiver of any of the provisions of this Agreement shall be deemed or shall constitute a waiver of any other provision hereof (whether or not similar) nor shall such waiver constitute a continuing waiver. For the avoidance of doubt, this Agreement may not be terminated by the Company without Indemnitee’s prior written consent.
 
Section 16. Successor and Assigns. All of the terms and provisions of this Agreement shall be binding upon, shall inure to the benefit of and shall be enforceable by the parties and their respective successors, assigns, spouses, heirs, executors, administrators and legal representatives. The Company shall require and cause any direct or indirect successor (whether by purchase, merger, consolidation or otherwise) to all or substantially all of the business or assets of the Company, by written agreement in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Indemnitee, expressly to assume and agree to perform this Agreement in the same manner and to the same extent that the Company would be required to perform if no such succession had taken place.
 
Section 17. Governing Law. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Delaware. If a court of competent jurisdiction shall make a final determination that the provisions of the law of any state other than Delaware govern indemnification by the Company of Indemnitee, then the indemnification provided under this Agreement shall in all instances be enforceable to the fullest extent permitted under such law, notwithstanding any provision of this Agreement to the contrary.
 
Section 18. Service of Process and Venue. The Company and Indemnitee hereby irrevocably and unconditionally (i) agree that any action or proceeding arising out of or in connection with this Agreement shall be brought only in the Chancery Court of the State of Delaware (the “Delaware Court”), and not in any other state or federal court in the United States of America or any court in any other country, (ii) consent to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Delaware Court for purposes of any action or proceeding arising out of or in connection with this Agreement, (iii) waive any objection to the laying of venue of any such action or proceeding in the Delaware Court, and (iv) waive, and agree not to plead or to make, any claim that any such action or proceeding brought in the Delaware Court has been brought in an improper or inconvenient forum.
 
 
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Section 19. Injunctive Relief. The parties agree that each party may enforce this Agreement by seeking specific performance, without any necessity of showing irreparable harm or posting a bond, which requirements are hereby waived, and that by seeking specific performance, Indemnitee shall not be precluded from seeking or obtaining any other relief to which he or she may be entitled.
 
Section 20. Partial Indemnification. If Indemnitee is entitled under any provision of this Agreement to indemnification by the Company for some or a portion of loss and liability suffered and Expenses (including attorneys’ fees), Judgments, Fines and Amounts Paid in Settlement actually and reasonably incurred by or on behalf of Indemnitee in connection with an Action, Suit or Proceeding, including any appeals, but not, however, for the total amount thereof, the Company shall nevertheless indemnify Indemnitee for the portion of such amounts otherwise payable hereunder.
 
Section 21. Mutual Acknowledgement. Both the Company and Indemnitee acknowledge that in certain instances, federal law or applicable public policy may prohibit the Company from indemnifying its directors and officers under this Agreement or otherwise. Indemnitee understands and acknowledges that the Company may be required to submit the question of indemnification to a court in certain circumstances for a determination of the Company’s right, under public policy, to indemnify Indemnitee.
 
Section 22. Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in two or more counterparts, each of which shall be deemed to be an original and both of which together shall be deemed to be one and the same instrument, notwithstanding that both parties are not signatories to the original or same counterpart.
 
Section 23. Headings. The section and subsection headings contained in this Agreement are for reference purposes only and shall not affect in any way the meaning or interpretation of this Agreement.
 
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This Agreement has been duly executed and delivered as of the date stated above.
 
 
 
 
FUSION CONNECT, INC.
 
 
By: 
 
 
 
 
Name: James P. Prenetta, Jr.
 
 
 
Title: EVP and General Counsel
 
 
 
 
 
 
Address:
420 Lexington Avenue, Suite 1718
New York, New York 10170
 
 
 
 
 
 
Attention:
General Counsel
 
 
Email:
legal@fusionconnect.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
INDEMNITEE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Address:
 
 
 
Email:
 
 
 
[Signature Page to Indemnification Agreement]