8. PAYMENT.

8.1 Initial Fee. In consideration of the license and sublicense granted by Licensor to Licensee in accordance with Sections 2.1 and 2.2, respectively, and the assignments by Licensor to Licensee in accordance with Section 2.3, Licensee shall pay to Licensor a one-time, nonrefundable, non-creditable initial fee of Fifty Million Dollars ($50,000,000) on the Effective Date. 

 

8.2 Milestone Payments. 

(a) Launch Milestone Payment. Licensee shall notify Licensor promptly of the date of the Noctiva Launch, but in no event later than twenty (20) days thereafter. In further consideration of the license and sublicense granted by Licensor to Licensee in accordance with Sections 2.1 and 2.2, respectively, and the assignments by Licensor to Licensee in accordance with Section 2.3, Licensee shall pay to Licensor a one-time, nonrefundable, non-creditable payment of Twenty Million Dollars ($20,000,000) in respect of such Noctiva Launch on the earlier to occur of: (i) the thirtieth (30th) day immediately following the date of the Noctiva Launch and (ii) June 30, 2018. Such payment shall not require Licensor to provide any invoice in respect thereof.

 

Tier One Commercialization Milestone Payments. Licensee shall notify Licensor promptly, but in no event later than thirty (30) days, after the first achievement of the relevant sales milestone for the Product as set forth in the table below in this Section 8.2(b). In further consideration of the license and sublicense granted by Licensor to Licensee in accordance with Sections 2.1 and 2.2, respectively, and the assignments by Licensor to Licensee in accordance with Section 2.3, Licensee shall make the following one-time, nonrefundable, non-creditable milestone payments to Licensor within thirty (30) days after receipt of an invoice from Licensor therefor.

 

(i) Upon the first time Royalty-Bearing Net Sales by Licensee and its Sublicensees of the Product for all Indications in the aggregate reach $50 million on a cumulative basis beginning with the first dollar of Royalty-Bearing Net Sales

 

(ii) Upon the first time Royalty-Bearing Net Sales by Licensee and its Sublicensees of the Product for all Indications in the aggregate reach $[*] on a cumulative basis beginning with the first dollar of Royalty-Bearing Net Sales

 

(iv) Upon the first time Royalty-Bearing Net Sales by Licensee and its Sublicensees of the Product for all Indications in the aggregate reach $200 million on a cumulative basis beginning with the first dollar of Royalty-Bearing Net Sales

 

(b) Tier Two Commercialization Milestone Payments. Licensee shall notify Licensor promptly, but in no event later than thirty (30) days, after the first achievement of the relevant sales milestone for the Product as set forth in the table below in this Section 8.2(c). In further consideration of the license and sublicense granted by Licensor to Licensee in accordance with Sections 2.1 and 2.2, respectively, [and the assignments by Licensor to Licensee in accordance with Section 2.3,] Licensee shall make the following one-time, nonrefundable, non-creditable milestone payments to Licensor within thirty (30) days after receipt of an invoice from Licensor therefor; provided, however, in the event that the last of the milestone payments described in the table below becomes payable, the due date for Licensee to make payment to Licensor of such milestone payment will be the first anniversary of the payment of the $[*] milestone payment in the penultimate row of the table below. 

 

(i) Upon the first time Royalty-Bearing Net Sales by Licensee and its Sublicensees of the Product for all Indications reach $300 million in any consecutive 12-month period beginning after achievement of milestone (iv) described in Section 8.2(b)

 

(ii) Upon the first time Royalty-Bearing Net Sales by Licensee and its Sublicensees of the Product for all Indications reach $ 1.5 billion in any consecutive 12-month period beginning after achievement of milestone (iv) described in Section 8.2(b)

 

(c) Change of Control Payment. If a Change of Control occurs, simultaneously with the consummation of such Change of Control, Licensee shall pay to Licensor the amount of [*] Dollars ($[*]) less the sum of the following allocable portions of any of the milestone payments described in Section 8.2(b) that are paid to Licensor prior to such Change of Control: 

 

8.3 Royalties; Non-Royalty Commercialization Consideration. 

(a) Royalties. In further consideration of the license and sublicense granted by Licensor to Licensee in accordance with Sections 2.1 and 2.2, respectively, Licensee shall pay Licensor royalties on Net Sales of the Product by Licensee and any of its Sublicensees and Third Party Distributors in accordance with the rates set forth in the tables set forth below in this Section 8.3(a)(i).

 

(b) Third Party Royalties. 

(i) CPEX and Reprise. Licensor will be responsible for payment of any amounts payable to CPEX and Reprise under the terms of the CPEX License Agreement and the Reprise License Agreement, respectively. 

 

(ii) Other Third Parties.

(A) In the event that after the Effective Date Licensee reasonably determines that it is necessary or advisable for Licensee to obtain a license under any Patent Rights from any Third Party in order for Licensee (each a “Third Party License”; collectively, “Third Party Licenses”), its Sublicensees, and any Third Party Distributors to Commercialize the Product in the Field in any country in the Territory as contemplated by this Agreement, the Parties shall discuss the best course of action to resolve such potential license requirement, provided that such discussions shall not limit or delay Licensee’s right to obtain any such Third Party Licenses.

 

(B) With respect to any such Third Party Licenses that Licensor reasonably agrees are necessary for Licensee to be able to Commercialize the Product in the Field in any country in the Territory, Licensee shall have the right to set off an amount equal to [*] percent ([*]%) of the aggregate of any and all payments required to be paid by Licensee to the licensors under such Third Party Licenses in respect of any Calendar Quarter against payments otherwise payable to Licensor under Section 8.3(a) in respect of such Calendar Quarter; provided, however, that in no event shall the aggregate set off in any Calendar Quarter resulting from such payments in respect of such Third Party Licenses exceed an amount equal to [*] percent ([*]%) of the royalty payments otherwise payable to Licensor under Section 8.3(a) in respect of such Calendar Quarter.

 

(c) Royalty Term. Licensee’s obligation under Sections 8.3(a) to pay Licensor royalties on Net Sales of the Product in each country in Territory will apply to any and all sales or other dispositions of such the Product in such country made during the Term of this Agreement. 

 

(d) Generic Product. If, during the Royalty Term, one or more Third Parties is selling in any country in the Territory any product that is a Generic Product in relation to the Product being sold in such country by Licensee or any of its Sublicensees or Third Party Distributors, Licensee’s royalty obligations under Section 8.3(a) for sales in such country of the Product shall be reduced as follows: 

 

If the Generic TRxs-to-Total TRxs Percentage in such country during such Calendar Quarter is: Licensee’s royalty obligations under Section 8.3(a) shall be reduced by the Percentage Indicated Below

 

8.4 Reports and Payments. During the Term of this Agreement following the First Commercial Sale of the Product by Licensee, its Sublicensees, or its Third Party Distributors, within five (5) Business Days after the filing by Licensee of each Form 10-K or Form 10-Q, Licensee shall pay to Licensor the royalty payments payable by Licensee for the Calendar Quarter preceding the Calendar Quarter in which such Form 10-K or 10-Q, as applicable, is filed, and shall provide a report showing, on a country-by-country basis: 

 

(a) the net quantity of the Product sold, total gross sales, an itemized list of the deductions applied to total gross sales, and Net Sales of the Product sold in the Calendar Quarter in respect of which such report has been prepared; 

 

(b) the calculation in Dollars of royalty payments due hereunder with respect to such Net Sales, including any deductions for any offsets in accordance with Section 8.3(b)(ii);

 

(c) withholding taxes on Net Sales, if any, required by Applicable Laws to be deducted with respect to such royalties; and

 

(d) the rate of exchange used by Licensee in determining the amount of Dollars payable hereunder.

 

 

If no royalty or other payment is due for any period hereunder, Licensee shall so report.

 

Currency of Payment. All payments to be made under this Agreement shall be made in Dollars by electronic funds transfer to such bank accounts as Licensor may designate from time to time. When Licensee or any of its Sublicensee of Third Party Distributors sells the Product for monies other than Dollars, Licensee will convert any non-Dollar currencies into Dollars with the exchange rate for the purchase of Dollars with such domestic currency as quoted by The Wall Street Journal, New York edition, at an average rate for the Calendar Quarter for which the payment is made.

 

8.5 Accounting. 

(a) Licensee shall determine Net Sales with respect to the Product sold using its standard accounting procedures, consistent with GAAP, as if the Product was a solely owned product of Licensee, except as specifically provided in this Agreement. In the case of amounts to be determined by Third Parties (for example, Net Sales by Sublicensees), such amounts shall be determined in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in effect in the country in which such Third Party is engaged. Licensor and Licensee also recognize that such procedures may change from time to time and that any such changes may affect the definition of Net Sales. Licensor and Licensee agree that, where such changes are economically material to Licensor, adjustments shall be made to compensate Licensor in order to preserve the same economics as are reflected under this Agreement under Licensee’s accounting procedures in effect prior to such change. Where the change is or would be material to Licensor, Licensee shall provide an explanation of the proposed change and an accounting of the effect of the change on the relevant revenue, cost, or expense category.

 

(b) In the event of the payment or receipt of noncash consideration in connection with the performance of activities under this Agreement Licensee shall advise Licensor of such transaction, including without limitation Licensee’s assessment of the fair market value of such noncash consideration and the basis therefor. Such transaction shall be accounted for on a cash equivalent basis, as mutually agreed by Licensor and Licensee in good faith.

 

(c) Withholding Tax. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, in the event that withholding taxes apply with respect to any amounts due from Licensee hereunder, Licensee shall be entitled to withhold from any payment due to Licensor under this Agreement any taxes that Licensee is required to pay and such withholding shall decrease by an equivalent amount the payment due to Licensor. Licensee shall provide Licensor with notification of any anticipated withholding requirements with as much advance notice as practicable and shall cooperate in good faith with Licensor to legally minimize such withholding taxes. Licensee will timely pay to the proper governmental authority the amount of any taxes withheld and will provide Licensor with an official tax certificate or other evidence of tax obligation, together with proof of payment from the relevant governmental authority sufficient to enable Licensor to claim such payment of taxes. 

 

8.6 Books and Records; Audit Request. 

(a) During the term of this Agreement and for three (3) years thereafter, Licensee shall keep and maintain, and shall cause each of its Affiliates, and Sublicensees, if any, to keep and maintain, at their respective regular places of business complete and accurate books, records, and accounts in accordance with GAAP, or other accounting standards mandated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission if applicable to Licensee, in sufficient detail to reflect all amounts required to be paid under this Agreement, as well as any other books, records or accounts required to be maintained in connection with the Product under any Applicable Laws, necessary to permit the audits contemplated under Section 8.8(b). Prior to destroying any books, records or accounts which are material to the Parties’ rights and obligations under this Agreement, Licensee must seek prior written consent from Licensor, which consent may not be unreasonably withheld.

 

 (b) During the term of this Agreement and for three (3) years thereafter, Licensor shall have access to and the right to examine such relevant records and accounts that Licensee is required to maintain pursuant to Section 8.8(a) at Licensee’s premises for the sole purpose of verifying the accuracy of any report or payment made under this Agreement in the three (3) preceding years; provided, however, that any such examination: (i) shall not occur more than once during each Calendar Year (except that if as a result of any audit pursuant to this Section 8.8(b), an error in favor of Licensee exceeding five percent (5%) of any payments previously reported as owed by Licensee to Licensor is discovered, the frequency of audits under this Section 8.10(b) shall not be so limited); (ii) shall be during normal business hours upon reasonable prior written notice which shall in no event be less than thirty (30) days; and (iii) shall not unreasonably interfere with Licensee’s operations and activities. If Licensor desires to audit such records, it shall engage an independent, certified public accountant reasonably acceptable to Licensee, to examine such records under conditions of confidentiality with respect thereto at least as stringent as those specified in Article 13. The expense of any such audit shall be borne by Licensor; provided, however, that, if an error of more than five percent (5%) in favor of Licensor is discovered as a result of such audit, then such expenses shall be paid by Licensee. If such accountant concludes that additional payment amounts were owed to Licensor during any period, Licensee shall pay such payment amount (including without limitation interest thereon from the date such amounts were payable) within thirty (30) days after the date Licensor delivers to Licensee such accountant’s written report so concluding, unless Licensee notifies Licensor of any dispute regarding the audit. If such accountant concludes that Licensee has overpaid any amounts to Licensor during any period, in Licensor’s discretion, Licensee may credit such amounts against future payments due Licensor or Licensor may pay such amounts (including without limitation interest thereon from the date such amounts were payable), unless Licensor notifies Licensee of any dispute regarding the audit. Any Information received by Licensor pursuant to this Section 8.10 shall be deemed to be Confidential Information of Licensee for purposes of Article 13. 

 

8.7 Blocked Currency. If by Applicable Laws or fiscal policy of a particular country, conversion into Dollars or transfer of funds of a convertible currency to the United States is restricted or forbidden, royalties accrued in such country shall be paid to Licensor in the country in local currency by deposit in a local bank designated by Licensor for such deposit, unless Licensor and Licensee otherwise agree. 

 

8.8 Interest. If Licensor does not receive payment of any sum due to it on or before the due date, simple interest shall thereafter accrue on the sum due to Licensor from the due date until the date of payment at a rate equal to three month Dollar LIBOR Rate, as reported in the online edition of The Wall Street Journal as of Noon (New York Time) on such due date, or the maximum rate allowable by Applicable Laws, whichever is less. 

 

8.9 Transaction Expenses. Licensee shall upon execution and delivery of this Agreement pay the documented reasonable fees and expenses of Licensor’s advisors and counsel incurred by Licensor in structuring, negotiating, memorializing, and otherwise undertaking the transaction contemplated by this Agreement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Licensee’s obligation under this Section 8.11 shall be limited to an amount not to exceed $2,000,000.

 

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