Form 8-K Related To Stockholder Rights Plan

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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): September 10, 2019


Broadway Financial Corporation

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware

000-27464

95-4547287

(State or Incorporation)

Commission File Number

(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

5055 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 500
Los Angeles, California

90036

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

(Zip Code)

(323) 634-1700

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code

NOT APPLICABLE

(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, 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:

o Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

o Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

o Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

o 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:

Common Stock
par value $0.01 per share

BYFC

The NASDAQ Stock Market, LLC

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in 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 o

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. o


Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On September 10, 2019, the Board of Directors of Broadway Financial Corporation (the “Company”) declared a dividend of one preferred share purchase right (a “Right”) for each share of common stock, par value $0.01 per share, and non-voting common stock, par value $0.01 per share, of the Company (collectively, the “Common Shares”) outstanding on September 23, 2019 (the “Record Date”) to the stockholders of record as of the close of business on that date. In connection with the distribution of the Rights, the Company entered into a Rights Agreement (the “Rights Agreement”), dated as of September 10, 2019, between the Company and Computershare Trust Company, N.A., as rights agent. Each Right will, when it becomes exercisable, entitle the registered holder thereof to purchase from the Company one one-thousandth of a share of Series B Junior Participating Preferred Stock, par value $0.01 per share (the “Preferred Shares”), of the Company at a price of $3.60 per one one-thousandth of a Preferred Share (the “Purchase Price”), subject to adjustment.

The Rights Agreement and the related distribution of Rights were approved by the Board of Directors to implement a stockholder rights plan that is intended to augment the ability of the Board to protect the interests of the Company’s stockholders in the event of non-negotiated attempts to acquire control of the Company, including accumulations of Broadway Financial Corporation stock in open market or private purchases or in a tender offer, that do not provide fair value to all stockholders. In general, the Rights Agreement is intended to achieve this result by significantly diluting the stock ownership of any person or group who or which acquires beneficial ownership of 10% or more of the Company’s outstanding Common Shares (an “Acquiring Person”), subject to certain exceptions.

The Rights are in all respects subject to and governed by the provisions of the Rights Agreement. The following description of the Rights Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Rights Agreement, which is attached hereto as Exhibit 4.1 and incorporated herein by reference.

Distribution Date; Exercisability; Expiration

Initially, the Rights will be attached to all outstanding Common Shares and no separate certificates evidencing the Rights (“Right Certificates”) will be issued. Until the Distribution Date (as defined below), the Rights will be transferred with and only with the Common Shares. As long as the Rights are attached to the Common Shares, the Company will issue one Right with each new Common Share so that all Common Shares will have Rights attached.

The Rights will separate and begin trading separately from the Common Shares, and Right Certificates will be issued to evidence the Rights, on the earlier to occur of:

(i) the Close of Business (as such term is defined in the Rights Agreement) on the tenth day after the date of public announcement by the Company or an Acquiring Person that an Acquiring Person has become such; or

(ii) the Close of Business on the tenth Business Day (or such later date as may be determined by the board of directors of the Company prior to the time any individual, firm, corporation, or other entity (any “Person”) becomes an “Acquiring Person”) after the date of the commencement by any Person (other than the Company, its Affiliates or Subsidiaries (each as defined in the Rights Agreement), or their employee benefit plans) of a tender or exchange offer the consummation of which would result in any Person becoming the Beneficial Owner (as defined below) of Common Shares aggregating 10% or more of the then outstanding Common Shares.

The earlier of the above dates is referred to in the Rights Agreement as the “Distribution Date.” As soon as practicable after the Distribution Date, unless the Rights are recorded in book-entry or other uncertificated form, the Company will prepare and cause Right Certificates to be sent to each record holder of Common Shares as of the Distribution Date.

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An “Acquiring Person” will not include (i) the Company or any Affiliate or Subsidiary of the Company (as such terms are defined in the Rights Agreement), (ii) any employee benefit plan of the Company or of any Affiliate or Subsidiary of the Company or any entity holding Common Shares for or pursuant to the terms of any such plan, or (iii) any Person who or which, together with all Affiliates and Associates of such Person, is, as of 5 p.m. Pacific Time on the date the Rights Agreement was first publicly announced, which was September 11, 2019 (the “Grandfathered Time”), the Beneficial Owner of 10% or more of the then outstanding Common Shares (a “Grandfathered Person”), unless such Grandfathered Person becomes the Beneficial Owner of a percentage of the Common Shares then outstanding exceeding the percentage of the then outstanding Common Shares that such Grandfathered Person, together with all Affiliates and Associates of such Grandfathered Person, Beneficially Owned as of the Grandfathered Time (the “Grandfathered Percentage”). If any Grandfathered Person sells, transfers, or otherwise disposes of any outstanding Common Shares after the Grandfathered Time, the Grandfathered Percentage with respect to such Grandfathered Person will, after such sale, transfer or disposition, be the lesser of (i) the Grandfathered Percentage as in effect immediately prior to such sale, transfer or disposition or (ii) the percentage of the then outstanding Common Shares that such Grandfathered Person Beneficially Owns immediately following such sale, transfer or disposition. Upon the first decrease of a Grandfathered Person’s Beneficial Ownership below 10%, such Grandfathered Person will no longer be deemed to be a Grandfathered Person.

A Person is deemed under the Rights Agreement to have “Beneficial Ownership” of, and to “Beneficially Own,” Common Shares or other securities:

(i) which a Person or any of such Person’s Affiliates or Associates Beneficially Owns, directly or indirectly;

(ii) which such Person or any of such Person’s Affiliates or Associates, directly or indirectly, has (A) the right to acquire (whether such right is exercisable immediately or only upon the occurrence of certain events, or after the passage of time, or both) pursuant to any agreement, arrangement or understanding, whether written or oral (other than customary agreements with and between underwriters and selling group members with respect to a bona fide public offering of securities), or upon the exercise of conversion rights, exchange rights, rights (other than the Rights), warrants or options, or otherwise; provided, however, that a Person shall not be deemed to be the Beneficial Owner of, or to Beneficially Own, securities tendered pursuant to a tender or exchange offer made by or on behalf of such Person or any of such Person’s Affiliates or Associates until such tendered securities are accepted for purchase or exchange; (B) the sole or shared right to vote or dispose of (including any such right pursuant to any agreement, arrangement or understanding, whether written or oral); provided, however, that a Person shall not be deemed the Beneficial Owner of, or to Beneficially Own, any security if the agreement, arrangement or understanding to vote such security (1) arises solely from a revocable proxy or consent given to such Person in response to a public proxy or consent solicitation made pursuant to, and in accordance with, the applicable rules and regulations promulgated under the Exchange Act, (2) is not also then reportable on Schedule 13D under the Exchange Act (or any comparable or successor report), and (3) does not constitute a trust, proxy, power of attorney or other device with the purpose or effect of allowing two or more persons, Acting in Concert, to avoid being deemed to be Beneficial Owners of such security or otherwise avoid the status of “Acquiring Person” under the terms of this Agreement or as part of a plan or scheme to evade the reporting requirements under Schedule 13D or Sections 13(d) or 13(g) of the Exchange Act; or (C) “beneficial ownership” of as determined pursuant to Rule 13d-3 of the General Rules and Regulations under the Exchange Act;

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(iii) which are Beneficially Owned, directly or indirectly, by any other Person (or any Affiliate or Associate thereof) which is Acting in Concert with such Person or any of such Person’s Affiliates or Associates, or with which such Person or any of such Person’s Affiliates or Associates is Acting in Concert or has any agreement, arrangement or understanding (other than customary agreements with and between underwriters and selling group members with respect to a bona fide public offering of securities) (A) for the purpose of acquiring, holding, voting (except to the extent contemplated by the proviso to clause (B) of subparagraph (ii) of this definition of Beneficial Owner) or disposing of any securities of the Company or (B) to obtain control of, or to exercise a controlling influence over the management or policies of, the Company; or

(iv) which are the subject of a derivative transaction entered into by such Person (or any of Affiliate or Associate thereof), including, for these purposes, any derivative security acquired by such Person (or any Affiliate or Associate thereof) that gives such Person (or any Affiliate or Associate thereof) the economic equivalent of ownership of an amount of securities due to the fact that the value of the derivative security is explicitly determined by reference to the price or value of such securities, or that provides such Person (or any Affiliate or Associate thereof) an opportunity, directly or indirectly, to profit or to share in any profit derived from any change in the value of such securities, in any case without regard to whether (A) such derivative security conveys any voting rights in such securities to such Person (or any Affiliate or Associate thereof); (B) the derivative security is required to be, or capable of being, settled through delivery of such securities; or (C) such Person (or any Affiliate or Associate thereof) may have entered into other transactions that hedge the economic effect of such derivative security.

In determining the number of Common Shares that are Beneficially Owned by virtue of the operation of subparagraph (iv) of the above described definition of “Beneficial Owner”, the subject Person will be deemed to Beneficially Own (without duplication) the notional or other number of Common Shares that, pursuant to the documentation evidencing the derivative security, may be acquired upon the exercise or settlement of the applicable security or as the basis upon which the value or settlement amount of such security, or the opportunity of the holder of such derivative security to profit or share in any profit, is to be calculated, in whole or in part, and in any case (or if no such number of Common Shares is specified in such documentation or otherwise) as determined by the Board of Directors of the Company in good faith to be the number of Common Shares to which the derivative security relates.

“Acting in Concert” is defined in the Rights Agreement to mean knowing participation in a joint activity or parallel action towards a common goal, whether or not pursuant to an express written or oral agreement. A Person who or which is Acting in Concert with another Person will also be deemed to be Acting in Concert with any third party who is also Acting in Concert with such other Person.

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the definition of Beneficial Ownership in the Rights Agreement, the phrase “then outstanding,” when used with reference to the Beneficial Ownership of securities of the Company by any Person, means the number of such securities then issued and outstanding together with the number of such securities not then actually issued and outstanding which such Person would be deemed to own beneficially under the Rights Agreement definitions.

The Rights are not exercisable until the Distribution Date. The Rights will expire on the earlier of the Close of Business on September 10, 2029, unless such date is extended (the “Final Expiration Date”) or (ii) the redemption or exchange of the Rights as described below.

Flip-in Event

If a Person or group becomes an Acquiring Person at any time after the date of the Rights Agreement (with certain limited exceptions), each Right held by a Person other than the Acquiring Person, Affiliates or Associates of the Acquiring Person, or their respective transferees (with certain exceptions) will become exercisable for Common Shares having a value equal to two times the Purchase Price of the Right. From and after the announcement that any Person has become an Acquiring Person, if the Rights evidenced by a Right Certificate are or were acquired or Beneficially Owned by an Acquiring Person or any Associate or Affiliate of an

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Acquiring Person, such Rights shall become void, and any holder of such Rights shall not thereafter be entitled to exercise them. If the Board of Directors so elects, the Company may deliver upon payment of the Purchase Price of a Right an amount of cash, securities, or other property equivalent in value to the Common Shares issuable upon exercise of a Right. If the Board of Directors so elects, the Company may also permit the Rights to be exercised for 50% of the Common Shares (or cash, securities or other property) that would otherwise be purchasable upon such exercise in consideration of surrender to the Company of the Rights so exercised and without payment of the Purchase Price.

Exchange

At any time after any Person becomes an Acquiring Person, but prior to the acquisition by the Acquiring Person of 50% or more of the Common Shares then outstanding, the Board of Directors may exchange the Rights (other than Rights owned by any Person which have become void), in whole or in part, at an exchange ratio of one Common Share per Right (subject to adjustment). In certain circumstances, the Company may elect to exchange the Rights for cash or other securities of the Company having a value equal to one Common Share, subject to payment of cash in lieu of the issuance of fractional shares.

Flip-over Event

If, at any time after a Person becomes an Acquiring Person, (i) the Company consolidates with, or merges with, any other Person (or any Person consolidates with, or merges with, the Company) and, in connection with such consolidation or merger, all or part of the Common Shares are or will be changed into or exchanged for stock or other securities of any other Person or cash or any other property; or (ii) the Company sells 50% or more of its consolidated assets or earning power (as defined in the Rights Agreement), then proper provision will be made so that each holder of a Right will thereafter have the right to receive, upon exercise thereof at the then current Purchase Price of the Right, that number of shares of common stock of the acquiring company which at the time of such transaction will have a market value equal to two times the then current per share market price of the common stock of the acquiring company.

Redemption

At any time prior to the time any Person becomes an Acquiring Person, the Board of Directors may redeem the Rights in whole, but not in part, at a price of $0.001 per Right (the “Redemption Price”). The redemption of the Rights by the Company may be made effective at such time, on such basis and with such conditions as the Board of Directors in its sole discretion may establish. The Company may, at its option, pay the Redemption Price in cash, Common Shares (based on the current per share market price of the Common Shares at the time of redemption) or any other form of consideration deemed appropriate by the Board of Directors. Immediately on any redemption of the Rights, the right to exercise the Rights will terminate and the only right of the holders of Rights will be to receive the Redemption Price.

Amendment

The terms of the Rights may be amended by the Board of Directors without the consent of the holders of the Rights (including, without limitation, to change the Purchase Price or the Final Expiration Date), except that from and after such time as any Person becomes an Acquiring Person no such amendment may adversely affect the interests of the holders of the Rights.

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Anti-Dilution Provisions

The Board of Directors may adjust the Purchase Price, the number of Preferred Shares issuable and the number of outstanding Rights to prevent dilution that may occur from a stock dividend, a stock split or a reclassification of the Preferred Shares or Common Shares.

With certain exceptions, no adjustments to the Purchase Price will be made until the cumulative adjustments amount to at least 1% of the Purchase Price. No fractional Preferred Shares will be issued, other than fractions which are integral multiples of one one-thousandths of a Preferred Share and, in lieu thereof, an adjustment in cash may be made by the Company based on the current market price of the Preferred Shares, which market price will be determined on the basis of the current market price of the Common Shares if the Preferred Shares are not then publicly traded.

Rights of Holders

Until a Right is exercised, the holder thereof, as such, will have no rights as a stockholder of the Company, including, without limitation, the right to vote or to receive dividends.

Preferred Stock Rights

Each one one-thousandth of a Preferred Share will entitle the holder thereof to the same dividends and liquidation rights as the holder held one Common Share and will be treated the same as a Common Share in the event of a merger, consolidation or other share exchange.

Item 3.03. Material Modifications to Rights of Security Holders.

The information set forth in Items 1.01 and 5.03 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated herein by reference.

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

In connection with the adoption of the Rights Agreement, on September 11, 2019, the Company filed a Certificate of Designation, Preferences and Rights of Series B Junior Participating Preferred Stock, $0.01 par value (the “Certificate of Designation”), with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware. The Certificate of Designation sets forth the rights, powers, and preferences of the Preferred Shares.

The summary of the rights, powers, and preferences of the Preferred Shares set forth in Item 1.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated by reference into this Item 5.03. A copy of the Certificate of Designation is attached hereto as Exhibit 3.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 8.01. Other Events.

On September 11, 2019, the Company issued a press release announcing the Rights Agreement and the declaration of the dividend of the Rights. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.

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SIGNATURES

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.

BROADWAY FINANCIAL CORPORATION

By:

/s/ Brenda J. Battey

Name: Brenda J. Battey

Title: Chief Financial Officer

Date: September 11, 2019

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Exhibit 3.1

CERTIFICATE OF DESIGNATION, PREFERENCES AND RIGHTS
OF SERIES B JUNIOR PARTICIPATING PREFERRED STOCK,
$0.01 PAR VALUE

of

BROADWAY FINANCIAL CORPORATION

Pursuant to Section 151 of the General Corporation Law
of the State of Delaware

Broadway Financial Corporation, a corporation organized and existing under the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware (the “Corporation”), in accordance with the provisions of Section 103 thereof, does hereby certify:

That pursuant to the authority conferred upon the Board of Directors by the Certificate of Incorporation of the Corporation, as amended, the Board of Directors on September 10, 2019 adopted the following resolution creating a series of shares of preferred stock designated as “Series B Junior Participating Preferred Stock,” $0.01 par value;

RESOLVED, that pursuant to the authority granted in the Certificate of Incorporation, as amended, of the Corporation, the Board of Directors hereby classifies 35,000 shares of the Corporation’s authorized but unissued shares of preferred stock as shares of Series B Junior Participating Preferred Stock, the preferences, conversion and other rights, voting powers, restrictions, limitations as to dividends and other distributions, qualifications, and terms and conditions of redemption of which shall be as follows:

Section 1. Designation and Amount. There shall be a series of preferred shares of the Corporation, $0.01 par value per share, which shall be designated “Series B Junior Participating Preferred Stock” (the “Series B Preferred Shares”), and the number of shares constituting that series shall be 35,000. Such number of shares may be increased or decreased by resolution of the Board of Directors and by the filing of a certificate in accordance with the provisions of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware stating that such increase or reduction has been so authorized; provided, however, that no decrease shall reduce the number of Series B Preferred Shares to a number less than the number of Series B Preferred Shares then outstanding plus the number of Series B Preferred Shares issuable upon exercise of outstanding rights, options or warrants or upon conversion of outstanding securities issued by the Corporation.

Section 2. Dividends and Distributions.

(A) Subject to the prior and superior rights of the holders of any shares of any class or series of preferred shares of the Corporation ranking prior and superior to the Series B Preferred Shares with respect to dividends, the holders of Series B Preferred Shares shall be entitled to receive, when, as and if declared by the Board of Directors out of funds legally available for such purpose, quarterly dividends payable in cash to holders of record on the last Business Day of January, April, July and October in each year (each such date being referred to herein as a “Quarterly Dividend Payment Date”) (commencing on the first Quarterly Dividend Payment Date


after the first issuance of a Series B Preferred Share or fraction thereof) in an amount per share (rounded to the nearest cent) equal to the greater of (a) $0.01 or (b) subject to the provision for adjustment hereinafter set forth, 1,000 times the aggregate per share amount of all cash dividends, and 1,000 times the aggregate per share amount (payable in kind) of all non-cash dividends or other distributions other than a dividend payable in Common Shares (hereinafter defined) or a subdivision of the outstanding Common Shares (by a reclassification or otherwise), authorized on the shares of common stock, par value $0.01 per share, and the shares of non-voting common stock, par value $0.01 per share, of the Corporation (collectively, the “Common Shares”) since the immediately preceding Quarterly Dividend Payment Date, or, with respect to the first Quarterly Dividend Payment Date, since the first issuance of any Series B Preferred Share or fraction thereof. In the event the Corporation shall at any time following September 23, 2019 (i) declare any dividend on Common Shares payable in Common Shares, (ii) subdivide the outstanding Common Shares or (iii) combine the outstanding Common Shares into a smaller number of shares, then in each such case the amount to which holders of Series B Preferred Shares were entitled immediately prior to such event under clause (b) of the preceding sentence shall be adjusted by multiplying each such amount by a fraction the numerator of which is the number of Common Shares outstanding immediately after such event and the denominator of which is the number of Common Shares that were outstanding immediately prior to such event.

(B) The Corporation shall declare a dividend or distribution on the Series B Preferred Shares as provided in paragraph (A) above at the time it declares a dividend or distribution on the Common Shares (other than a dividend payable in Common Shares).

(C) No dividend or distribution (other than a dividend or distribution payable in Common Shares) shall be paid or payable to the holders of Common Shares unless, prior thereto, all accrued but unpaid dividends to the date of that dividend or distribution shall have been paid to the holders of Series B Preferred Shares.

(D) Dividends shall begin to accrue and be cumulative on outstanding Series B Preferred Shares from the Quarterly Dividend Payment Date next preceding the date of issuance of such Series B Preferred Shares, unless the date of issuance of such shares is prior to the record date for the first Quarterly Dividend Payment Date, in which case dividends on such shares shall begin to accrue and be cumulative from the date of issuance of such shares, or unless the date of issuance is a Quarterly Dividend Payment Date or is a date after the record date for the determination of holders of Series B Preferred Shares entitled to receive a quarterly dividend and before such Quarterly Dividend Payment Date, in either of which events such dividends shall begin to accrue and be cumulative from such Quarterly Dividend Payment Date. Accrued but unpaid dividends shall not bear interest. Dividends paid on the Series B Preferred Shares in an amount less than the total amount of such dividends at the time accrued and payable on such shares shall be allocated pro rata on a share-by-share basis among all such shares at the time outstanding. The Board of Directors may fix a record date for the determination of holders of Series B Preferred Shares entitled to receive payment of a dividend or distribution declared thereon, which record date shall be no more than 30 days prior to the date fixed for the payment thereof.

Section 3. Voting Rights. The holders of Series B Preferred Shares shall have the following voting rights:

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(A) Subject to the provision for adjustment hereinafter set forth, each one one-thousandth of a Series B Preferred Share shall entitle the holder thereof to one vote on all matters submitted to a vote of the stockholders of the Corporation. In the event the Corporation shall at any time following September 23, 2019 (i) declare any dividend on Common Shares payable in Common Shares, (ii) subdivide the outstanding Common Shares or (iii) combine the outstanding Common Shares into a smaller number of shares, then in each such case the number of votes per share to which holders of Series B Preferred Shares were entitled immediately prior to such event shall be adjusted by multiplying such number by a fraction the numerator of which is the number of Common Shares outstanding immediately after such event and the denominator of which is the number of Common Shares that were outstanding immediately prior to such event.

(B) Except as otherwise provided herein or in the Certificate of Incorporation of the Corporation, including any certificate of designation creating any other series of preferred stock, the holders of Series B Preferred Shares, the holders of Common Shares and the holders of any other shares of stock of the Corporation having general voting rights shall vote together as one class on all matters submitted to a vote of stockholders of the Corporation.

(C) Except as otherwise provided herein or required by law, holders of Series B Preferred Shares shall have no special voting rights and their consent shall not be required (except to the extent they are entitled to vote with holders of Common Shares as provided herein) for taking any corporate action.

Section 4. Certain Restrictions.

(A) Whenever any quarterly dividends or other dividends or distributions payable on the Series B Preferred Shares as provided in Section 2 are in arrears, then, thereafter and until all accrued and unpaid dividends and distributions, whether or not declared, on Series B Preferred Shares outstanding shall have been paid in full, the Corporation shall not:

(i) declare or pay dividends on, make any other distributions on, or redeem or purchase or otherwise acquire for consideration any shares ranking junior (either as to dividends or upon liquidation, dissolution or winding up) to the Series B Preferred Shares, other than dividends paid or payable in such junior shares;

(ii) declare or pay dividends on or make any other distributions on any shares ranking on a parity (either as to dividends or upon liquidation, dissolution or winding up) with the Series B Preferred Shares, except dividends paid ratably on the Series B Preferred Shares and all such parity shares on which dividends are payable or in arrears in proportion to the total amounts to which the holders of all such shares are then entitled;

(iii) redeem or purchase or otherwise acquire for consideration shares ranking on a parity (either as to dividends or upon liquidation, dissolution or winding up) with the Series B Preferred Shares, provided that the Corporation may at any time redeem, purchase or otherwise acquire any such parity shares in exchange for shares of the Corporation ranking junior (either as to dividends or upon dissolution, liquidation or winding up) to the Series B Preferred Shares; or

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(iv) purchase or otherwise acquire for consideration any Series B Preferred Shares, except in accordance with a purchase offer made in writing or by publication (as determined by the Board of Directors) to all holders of such shares upon such terms as the Board of Directors, after consideration of the respective annual dividend rates and other relative rights and preferences of the respective series and classes of the Corporation’s shares, shall determine in good faith will result in fair and equitable treatment among such respective series or classes.

(B) The Corporation shall not permit any subsidiary of the Corporation to purchase or otherwise acquire for consideration any shares of the Corporation unless the Corporation could, under paragraph (A) of this Section, purchase or otherwise acquire such shares at such time and in such manner.

Section 5. Reacquired Shares. Any Series B Preferred Shares purchased or otherwise acquired by the Corporation in any manner whatsoever shall become authorized but unissued shares and may be reissued as part of a new series of preferred shares to be created by resolution or resolutions of the Board of Directors, subject to the conditions and restrictions on issuance set forth herein.

Section 6. Liquidation, Dissolution or Winding Up.

(A) Upon any voluntary liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Corporation, no distribution shall be made to the holders of shares ranking junior (either as to dividends or upon liquidation, dissolution or winding up) to the Series B Preferred Shares unless, prior thereto, the holders of Series B Preferred Shares shall have received $1.00 per share, plus an amount equal to accrued and unpaid dividends and distributions thereon, whether or not declared, to the date of such payment (the “Series B Liquidation Preference”). Following payment of the full amount of the Series B Liquidation Preference, no additional distributions shall be made to the holders of Series B Preferred Shares unless, prior thereto, the holders of Common Shares shall have received an amount per share (the “Common Adjustment”) equal to the quotient obtained by dividing (i) the Series B Liquidation Preference by (ii) 1,000 (as appropriately adjusted as set forth in subparagraph C below to reflect such events as share splits, share dividends and recapitalizations with respect to the Common Shares) (such number in clause (ii) being referred to herein as the “Adjustment Number”). Following the payment of the full amount of the Series B Liquidation Preference and the Common Adjustment in respect of all outstanding Series B Preferred Shares and Common Shares, respectively, holders of Series B Preferred Shares and holders of Common Shares shall receive their ratable and proportionate share of the remaining assets to be distributed in the ratio, on a per share basis, of the Adjustment Number to 1 with respect to such Series B Preferred Shares and Common Shares, respectively.

(B) In the event, however, that there are not sufficient assets available to permit payment in full of the Series B Liquidation Preference and the liquidation preferences of all other series of preferred shares, if any, which rank on a parity with the Series B Preferred Shares, then such remaining assets shall be distributed ratably to the holders of the Series B Preferred Shares and such parity shares in proportion to their respective liquidation preferences.

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(C) In the event the Corporation shall at any time following September 23, 2019 (i) declare any dividend on Common Shares payable in Common Shares, (ii) subdivide the outstanding Common Shares or (iii) combine the outstanding Common Shares into a smaller number of shares, then in each such case the Adjustment Number in effect immediately prior to such event shall be adjusted by multiplying such Adjustment Number by a fraction the numerator of which is the number of Common Shares outstanding immediately after such event and the denominator of which is the number of Common Shares that were outstanding immediately prior to such event.

Section 7. Consolidation, Merger, etc. If the Corporation shall enter into any consolidation, merger, combination or other transaction in which the Common Shares are exchanged for or changed into other shares or securities, cash and/or any other property, then in any such case, the Series B Preferred Shares shall at the same time be similarly exchanged or changed in an amount per share (subject to the provision for adjustment hereinafter set forth) equal to 1,000 times the aggregate amount of shares, securities, cash and/or any other property (payable in kind), as the case may be, into which or for which each Common Share is changed or exchanged. In the event the Corporation shall at any time (i) declare any dividend on Common Shares payable in Common Shares, (ii) subdivide the outstanding Common Shares or (iii) combine the outstanding Common Shares into a smaller number of shares, then in each such case the amount set forth in the preceding sentence with respect to the exchange or change of Series B Preferred Shares shall be adjusted by multiplying such amount by a fraction the numerator of which is the number of Common Shares outstanding immediately after such event and the denominator of which is the number of Common Shares that were outstanding immediately prior to such event.

Section 8. Redemption. The Series B Preferred Shares shall not be redeemable by the Corporation. The preceding sentence shall not limit the ability of the Corporation to purchase or otherwise deal in such shares to the extent permitted by law.

Section 9. Ranking. The Series B Preferred Shares shall rank junior to all other series of the Corporation’s preferred shares (whether with or without par value) as to the payment of dividends and the distribution of assets, unless the terms of any such series shall provide otherwise.

Section 10. Amendment. Neither the Corporation’s Certificate of Incorporation nor its Certificate of Designation, Preferences and Rights relating to the Series B Preferred Shares shall be amended in any manner which would materially and adversely alter or change the preferences, rights or other terms of the Series B Preferred Shares without the affirmative vote of the holders of a majority or more of the outstanding Series B Preferred Shares, voting separately as a class.

Section 11. Fractional Shares. Series B Preferred Shares may be issued in fractions of a share that are integral multiples of one-one thousandth of a share, which shall entitle the holder, in proportion to such holder’s fractional shares, to exercise voting rights, receive dividends and participate in distributions and to have the benefit of all other rights of holders of Series B Preferred Shares.

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Corporation has caused this Certificate to be duly executed by the undersigned officer this 10th day of September, 2019.

BROADWAY FINANCIAL CORPORATION

By:

/s/ Wayne-Kent A. Bradshaw

Name:

Wayne-Kent A. Bradshaw

Title:

Chief Executive Officer and

President

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Exhibit 4.1

Execution Version

RIGHTS AGREEMENT

between

BROADWAY FINANCIAL CORPORATION

and

COMPUTERSHARE TRUST COMPANY, N.A.

Rights Agent

Dated as of September 10, 2019


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Page

Section 1.

Certain Definitions

1

Section 2.

Appointment of Rights Agent

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Section 3.

Issuance of Right Certificates

6

Section 4.

Form of Right Certificates

8

Section 5.

Countersignature and Registration

9

Section 6.

Transfer, Division, Combination and Exchange of Right Certificates; Mutilated, Destroyed, Lost or Stolen Right Certificates

9

Section 7.

Exercise of Rights; Purchase Price; Expiration Date of Rights

10

Section 8.

Cancellation and Destruction of Right Certificates

12

Section 9.

Availability of Preferred Shares; Payment of Taxes and Charges

12

Section 10.

Preferred Shares Record Date

13

Section 11.

Adjustment of Purchase Price, Number of Shares or Number of Rights

13

Section 12.

Certificate of Adjusted Purchase Price or Number of Shares

20

Section 13.

Consolidation, Merger or Sale or Transfer of Assets or Earning Power

20

Section 14.

Fractional Rights and Fractional Shares

22

Section 15.

Rights of Action

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Section 16.

Agreement of Right Holders

24

Section 17.

Right Certificate Holder Not Deemed a Stockholder

24

Section 18.

Concerning the Rights Agent

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Section 19.

Merger or Consolidation or Change of Name of Rights Agent

25

Section 20.

Duties of Rights Agent

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Section 21.

Change of Rights Agent

29

Section 22.

Issuance of New Right Certificates

29

Section 23.

Redemption

30

Section 24.

Exchange

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Section 25.

Notice of Certain Events

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Section 26.

Notices

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Section 27.

Supplements and Amendments

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Section 28.

Successors

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Section 29.

Benefits of this Agreement

33

Section 30.

Severability

33

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
(continued)

Page

Section 31.

Governing Law

33

Section 32.

Counterparts

34

Section 33.

Descriptive Headings

34

Section 34.

Determinations and Actions by the Board of Directors

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Exhibit A -

Form of Certificate of Designation, Preferences and Rights of Series B Junior Participating Preferred Stock

Exhibit B -

Form of Right Certificate

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RIGHTS AGREEMENT

Agreement (as amended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, the “Agreement”), dated as of September 10, 2019, between Broadway Financial Corporation, a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), and Computershare Trust Company, N.A., a federally chartered trust company (the “Rights Agent”).

The Board of Directors of the Company has authorized and declared a dividend of one preferred share purchase right (a “Right”) for each Common Share (as hereinafter defined) of the Company outstanding as of the Close of Business on September 23, 2019 (the “Record Date”), each Right representing the right to purchase one one-thousandth of a Preferred Share (as hereinafter defined), upon the terms and subject to the conditions herein set forth, and has further agreed to authorize and direct the issuance of one Right with respect to each Common Share that shall become outstanding between the Record Date and the first to occur of the Redemption Date and the Final Expiration Date (as such terms are hereinafter defined).

Accordingly, in consideration of the premises and the mutual agreements herein set forth, the parties hereto hereby agree as follows:

Section 1. Certain Definitions. For purposes of this Agreement, the following terms have the meanings indicated:

“Acquiring Person” shall mean any Person who or which, together with all Affiliates and Associates of such Person, is the Beneficial Owner of 10% or more of the Common Shares then outstanding, but shall not include (A) the Company or any Affiliate or Subsidiary of the Company, (B) any employee benefit plan of the Company or of any Affiliate or Subsidiary of the Company or any entity holding Common Shares for or pursuant to the terms of any such plan, or (C) any Grandfathered Person, unless such Grandfathered Person becomes the Beneficial Owner of a percentage of the Common Shares then outstanding exceeding such Grandfathered Person’s Grandfathered Percentage. Notwithstanding the foregoing, no Person shall become an “Acquiring Person” as the result of (X) an acquisition of Common Shares by the Company which, by reducing the number of Common Shares outstanding, increases the proportionate number of Common Shares Beneficially Owned by such Person to 10% (or in the case of a Grandfathered Person, to a percentage exceeding the Grandfathered Percentage applicable to such Grandfathered Person) or more of the Common Shares of the Company then outstanding, or (Y) the acquisition by such Person of newly issued Common Shares directly from the Company (it being agreed that a purchase from an underwriter or other intermediary is not an acquisition directly from the Company); provided, however, that if a Person shall become the Beneficial Owner of 10% (or in the case of a Grandfathered Person, a percentage exceeding the Grandfathered Percentage applicable to such Grandfathered Person) or more of the Common Shares of the Company then outstanding by reason of Common Share purchases by the Company or the acquisition of newly issued Common Shares directly from the Company and shall, after such Common Share purchases or direct issuance by the Company, become the Beneficial Owner of any additional Common Shares (other than pursuant to a stock split, stock dividend or similar transaction)


of the Company, then such Person shall be deemed to be an “Acquiring Person”; and provided further, that any transferee from such Person who becomes the Beneficial Owner of 10% or more of the Common Shares of the Company then outstanding shall be deemed to be an Acquiring Person. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the Board of Directors of the Company determines in good faith that a Person who would otherwise be an Acquiring Person, as defined pursuant to the foregoing provisions of this paragraph, has become such inadvertently (including, without limitation, because (i) such Person was unaware that it Beneficially Owned a percentage of Common Shares that would otherwise cause such Person to be an Acquiring Person or (ii) such Person was aware of the extent of its Beneficial Ownership of Common Shares but had no actual knowledge of the consequences of such Beneficial Ownership under this Agreement), and such Person divests as promptly as practicable (and in any event within ten Business Days after notification by the Company) a sufficient number of Common Shares so that such Person would no longer be an Acquiring Person, as defined pursuant to the foregoing provisions of this paragraph, then such Person shall not be deemed to be an “Acquiring Person” for any purposes of this Agreement.

“Acting in Concert” shall mean knowing participation in a joint activity or parallel action towards a common goal, whether or not pursuant to an express written or oral agreement. A Person who or which is Acting in Concert with another Person shall also be deemed to be Acting in Concert with any third party who is also Acting in Concert with such other Person.

“Affiliate” and “Associate” shall have the respective meanings ascribed to such terms in Rule 12b-2 of the General Rules and Regulations under the Exchange Act, as in effect on the date of this Agreement.

A Person shall be deemed the “Beneficial Owner” of and shall be deemed to “Beneficially Own” any securities:

(i) which such Person or any of such Person’s Affiliates or Associates Beneficially Owns, directly or indirectly;

(ii) which such Person or any of such Person’s Affiliates or Associates, directly or indirectly, has (A) the right to acquire (whether such right is exercisable immediately or only upon the occurrence of certain events, or after the passage of time, or both) pursuant to any agreement, arrangement or understanding, whether written or oral (other than customary agreements with and between underwriters and selling group members with respect to a bona fide public offering of securities), or upon the exercise of conversion rights, exchange rights, rights (other than the Rights), warrants or options, or otherwise; provided, however, that a Person shall not be deemed the Beneficial Owner of, or to Beneficially Own, securities tendered pursuant to a tender or exchange offer made by or on behalf of such Person or any of such Person’s Affiliates or Associates until such tendered securities are accepted for purchase or exchange; (B) the sole or shared right to vote or dispose of (including any such right pursuant to any agreement, arrangement or understanding, whether written or oral); provided, however, that a Person shall not be deemed the

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Beneficial Owner of, or to Beneficially Own, any security if the agreement, arrangement or understanding to vote such security (1) arises solely from a revocable proxy or consent given to such Person in response to a public proxy or consent solicitation made pursuant to, and in accordance with, the applicable rules and regulations promulgated under the Exchange Act, (2) is not also then reportable on Schedule 13D under the Exchange Act (or any comparable or successor schedule or report), and (3) does not constitute a trust, proxy, power of attorney or other device with the purpose or effect of allowing two or more persons, Acting in Concert, to avoid being deemed to be Beneficial Owners of such security or otherwise avoid the status of “Acquiring Person” under the terms of this Agreement or as part of a plan or scheme to evade the reporting requirements under Schedule 13D or Sections 13(d) or 13(g) of the Exchange Act; or (C) “beneficial ownership” of as determined pursuant to Rule 13d-3 of the General Rules and Regulations under the Exchange Act;

(iii) which are Beneficially Owned, directly or indirectly, by any other Person (or any Affiliate or Associate thereof) which is Acting in Concert with such Person or any of such Person’s Affiliate or Associates, or with which such Person or any of such Person’s Affiliates or Associates is Acting in Concert or has any agreement, arrangement or understanding (other than customary agreements with and between underwriters and selling group members with respect to a bona fide public offering of securities) (A) for the purpose of acquiring, holding, voting (except to the extent contemplated by the proviso to clause (B) of subparagraph (ii) of this definition of Beneficial Owner) or disposing of any securities of the Company or (B) to obtain control of, or to exercise a controlling influence over the management or policies of, the Company; or

(iv) which are the subject of a derivative transaction entered into by such Person (or any Affiliate or Associate thereof), including, for these purposes, any derivative security acquired by such Person (or any Affiliate or Associate thereof) that gives such Person (or any Affiliate or Associate thereof) the economic equivalent of ownership of an amount of securities due to the fact that the value of the derivative security is explicitly determined by reference to the price or value of such securities, or that provides such Person (or any Affiliate or Associate thereof) an opportunity, directly or indirectly, to profit from or to share in any profit derived from any change in the value of such securities, in any case without regard to whether (A) such derivative security conveys any voting rights in such securities to such Person (or any Affiliate or Associate thereof); (B) the derivative security is required to be, or capable of being, settled through delivery of such securities; or (C) such Person (or any Affiliate or Associate thereof) may have entered into other transactions that hedge the economic effect of such derivative security. In determining the number of Common Shares that are Beneficially Owned by virtue of the operation of this subparagraph (iv) of the definition of “Beneficial Owner”, the subject Person will be deemed to Beneficially Own (without duplication) the notional or other number of Common Shares that, pursuant to the documentation evidencing the derivative security, may be acquired upon the exercise or settlement of the applicable security or as the basis upon which the value or settlement amount

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of such security, or the opportunity of the holder of such derivative security to profit or share in any profit, is to be calculated, in whole or in part, and in any case (or if no such number of Common Shares is specified in such documentation or otherwise) as determined by the Board of Directors of the Company in good faith to be the number of Common Shares to which the derivative security relates.

Notwithstanding anything in this definition of Beneficial Ownership to the contrary, the phrase “then outstanding,” when used with reference to the Beneficial Ownership of securities of the Company by any Person, shall mean the number of such securities then issued and outstanding together with the number of such securities not then actually issued and outstanding which such Person would be deemed to own beneficially hereunder.

“Business Day” shall mean any day other than a Saturday, a Sunday, or a day on which banking institutions in New York are authorized or obligated by law or executive order to close.

“Close of Business” on any given date shall mean 5:00 P.M., Pacific time, on such date; provided, however, that if such date is not a Business Day it shall mean 5:00 P.M., Pacific time, on the next succeeding Business Day.

“Common Shares” when used with reference to the Company shall mean the shares of common stock, par value $0.01 per share, of the Company and the shares of non-voting common stock, par value $0.01 per share, of the Company. “Common Shares” when used with reference to any Person other than the Company shall mean the capital stock (or equity interest) with the greatest voting power of such other Person or the equity securities or other equity interest having power to control or direct the management of such other Person.

“Distribution Date” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 3 hereof.

“Exchange Act” shall mean the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

“Exchange Ratio” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 24 hereof.

“Expiration Date” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 7 hereof.

“Final Expiration Date” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 7 hereof.

“Grandfathered Percentage” shall mean, with respect to any Grandfathered Person at any time, the percentage of the then outstanding Common Shares that such Grandfathered Person, together with all Affiliates and Associates of such Grandfathered Person, Beneficially Owns as of the Grandfathered Time; provided, however, that, in the event any Grandfathered Person shall sell, transfer, or otherwise dispose of any outstanding Common Shares after the Grandfathered Time, the Grandfathered Percentage shall, subsequent to such sale, transfer or disposition, mean, with respect to such Grandfathered Person, the lesser of (i) the Grandfathered Percentage as in effect immediately prior to such sale, transfer or disposition or (ii) the percentage of the then outstanding Common Shares

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that such Grandfathered Person Beneficially Owns immediately following such sale, transfer or disposition.

“Grandfathered Person” shall mean any Person who or which, together with all Affiliates and Associates of such Person, is, as of the Grandfathered Time, the Beneficial Owner of 10% or more of the then outstanding Common Shares. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary provided in this Agreement, any Grandfathered Person who after the Grandfathered Time becomes the Beneficial Owner of less than 10% of the then outstanding Common Shares shall cease to be a Grandfathered Person and shall be subject to all of the provisions of this Agreement in the same manner as any Person who is not and was not a Grandfathered Person.

“Grandfathered Time” shall mean 5.00 p.m. Pacific time, on the date of the first public announcement of this Agreement.

“Person” shall mean any individual, firm, corporation or other entity, and shall include any successor (by merger or otherwise) of such entity.

“Preferred Shares” shall mean the Series B Junior Participating Preferred Shares, par value $0.01 per share, of the Company having the rights and preferences set forth in the form of Certificate of Designation, Preferences and Rights attached to this Agreement as Exhibit A.

“Principal Party” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 13 hereof.

“Purchase Price” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 4 hereof.

“Redemption Date” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 7 hereof.

“Right Certificate” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 3 hereof.

“Securities Act” shall mean the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

“Shares Acquisition Date” shall mean the first date of public announcement (which, for purposes of this definition, shall include, without limitation, a report filed pursuant to Section 13(d) promulgated under the Exchange Act) by the Company or an Acquiring Person that an Acquiring Person has become such.

“Subsidiary” of any Person shall mean any corporation or other entity of which a majority of the voting power of the voting equity securities or equity interest is owned, directly or indirectly, by such Person.

“Trading Day” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 11(d)(i) hereof.

“Triggering Event” shall mean any event described in Section 11(a)(ii) or Section 13(a).

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Any determination or interpretation required in connection with any of the definitions contained in this Section 1 shall be made by the Board of Directors of the Company in their good faith judgment, which determination shall (without limiting any rights or immunities, or adversely affecting the obligations and duties of, the Rights Agent) be final and binding on the Rights Agent and on all stockholders of the Company.

Section 2. Appointment of Rights Agent. The Company hereby appoints the Rights Agent to act as agent for the Company in accordance with the express terms and conditions hereof and the Rights Agent hereby accepts such appointment. The Company may from time to time appoint such co-Rights Agents as it may deem necessary or desirable upon ten days’ prior written notice to the Rights Agent. The Rights Agent shall have no duty to supervise and shall in no event be liable for acts or omissions of any such co-Rights Agents. In the event the Company appoints one or more co-rights agents, the respective duties of the Rights Agent and any co-Rights Agent shall be as the Company shall reasonably determine, provided that such duties and determination are consistent with the terms and provisions of this Agreement and that contemporaneously with such appointment, if any, the Company shall notify the Rights Agent in writing thereof.

Section 3. Issuance of Right Certificates.

(a) Until the earlier of (i) the Close of Business on the tenth day after the Shares Acquisition Date or (ii) the Close of Business on the tenth Business Day (or such later date as may be determined by action of the Board of Directors prior to such time as any Person becomes an Acquiring Person) after the date of the commencement by any Person (other than the Company, any Affiliate or Subsidiary of the Company, any employee benefit plan of the Company or of any Affiliate or Subsidiary of the Company or any entity holding Common Shares for or pursuant to the terms of any such plan) of a tender or exchange offer the consummation of which would result in any Person becoming the Beneficial Owner of Common Shares aggregating 10% or more of the then outstanding Common Shares (the earlier of such dates being herein referred to herein as the “Distribution Date”), (x) the Rights will be evidenced by the certificates for Common Shares registered in the names of the holders thereof (which certificates shall also be deemed to be certificates for Rights), or, in the case of Common Shares held in uncertificated form, by the transaction statement or other record of ownership of such Common Shares of the Company, and not by separate certificates, and (y) the Rights will be transferable only in connection with the transfer of the underlying Common Shares (including a transfer to the Company). As soon as practicable after the Distribution Date, the Company will prepare and execute, the Rights Agent will countersign, and the Company will send or cause to be sent (and the Rights Agent will, if requested, send at the Company’s expense) by first-class, insured, postage-prepaid mail, to each record holder of Common Shares as of the Close of Business on the Distribution Date, at the address of such holder shown on the records of the Company, a Right Certificate, in substantially the form of Exhibit B hereto (a “Right Certificate”), evidencing one Right for each Common Share so held. As of the Distribution Date, the Rights will be evidenced solely by such Right Certificates.

(b) With respect to certificates for Common Shares outstanding as of the Record Date, until the Distribution Date, the Rights will be evidenced by such certificates registered in the names of the holders thereof or, in the case of Common Shares held in uncertificated form, by the transaction statement or other record of ownership of such Common Shares of the Company, and registered holders of Common Shares shall also be the registered holders of the associated Rights

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(regardless of whether such ownership is indicated on the Common Share certificates). Until the earliest of the Distribution Date, the Redemption Date or the Final Expiration Date, the transfer of any Common Shares shall also constitute the transfer of the Rights associated with the Common Shares represented thereby.

(c) Rights shall be issued in respect of all Common Shares which are issued (whether or not previously issued and whether in certificated or uncertificated form) after the Record Date but prior to the earliest of the Distribution Date, the Redemption Date or the Final Expiration Date. Certificates evidencing such Common Shares held in certificated form shall also be deemed to be certificates for Rights. Certificates evidencing both Common Shares and Rights in accordance with this Section 3 which are executed and delivered (whether or not the Common Shares evidenced thereby were previously issued or are presented for transfer) by the Company (including, without limitation, certificates representing reacquired Common Shares referred to in the last sentence of this paragraph (c)) after the Record Date but prior to the earliest of the Distribution Date, the Redemption Date or the Final Expiration Date shall have impressed on, printed on, written on or otherwise affixed to them a legend that by itself or together with prior legends is substantially to the following effect:

“This certificate also evidences and entitles the holder hereof to certain rights as set forth in the Rights Agreement between Broadway Financial Corporation (the “Company”) and Computershare Trust Company, N.A., as Rights Agent, or any successor Rights Agent, dated as of September 10, 2019 (the “Rights Agreement”), the terms of which are hereby incorporated herein by reference and a copy of which is on file at the principal offices of the Company. Under certain circumstances, as set forth in the Rights Agreement, the Rights will be evidenced by separate certificates and will no longer be evidenced by this certificate. The Company will mail to the holder of this certificate a copy of the Rights Agreement, as in effect on the date of mailing, without charge promptly after receipt of a written request therefor. Under certain circumstances set forth in the Rights Agreement, Rights issued to, or held by, any Person who is, was or becomes an Acquiring Person or an Affiliate or Associate thereof (as such terms are defined in the Rights Agreement), whether currently held by or on behalf of such Person or by any subsequent holder, shall become null and void.”

Until the Distribution Date, the Rights associated with the Common Shares shall be evidenced by the certificates evidencing the associated Common Shares alone, regardless of whether any such certificate contains the above legend, and the transfer of any such certificate shall also constitute the transfer of the Rights associated with the Common Shares represented thereby. In the event that the Company purchases or acquires any Common Shares after the Record Date but prior to the Distribution Date, any Rights associated with such Common Shares shall be deemed canceled and retired so that the Company shall not be entitled to exercise any Rights associated with the Common Shares which are no longer outstanding.

(d) In the case of Common Shares of the Company held in uncertificated form, the Company shall cause the confirmation and account statements sent to holders of Common Shares of the Company in book-entry form (including upon transfer or exchange of outstanding Common

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Shares of the Company) prior to the earliest of the Distribution Date, the Redemption Date and the Final Expiration Date to bear a legend in substantially the following form:

Each share of common stock, par value $0.01 per share, of Broadway Financial Corporation entitles the holder thereof to certain rights as set forth in a Rights Agreement between Broadway Financial Corporation and Computershare Trust Company, N.A., as Rights Agent (or any successor rights agent), dated as of September 10, 2019, as it may be amended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time (the “Agreement”), the terms of which are hereby incorporated herein by reference and a copy of which is on file at the principal executive offices of Broadway Financial Corporation. Under certain circumstances, as set forth in the Agreement, such Rights (as defined in the Agreement) will be evidenced by separate certificates and will no longer be evidenced by the shares to which this statement relates. Broadway Financial Corporation will mail to the holder of shares to which this statement relates a copy of the Agreement without charge after receipt of a written request therefor. As set forth in the Agreement, Rights Beneficially Owned (as defined in the Agreement) by any Person (as defined in the Agreement) who becomes an Acquiring Person (as defined in the Agreement) shall be null and void.

Notwithstanding this Section 3(d), the omission of a legend as provided above shall not affect the enforceability of any part of this Agreement or the rights of any holder of Rights.

Section 4. Form of Right Certificates.

(a) The Right Certificates (and the forms of election to purchase Preferred Shares and of assignment to be printed on the reverse thereof) shall be substantially the same as Exhibit B hereto and may have such marks of identification or designation and such legends, summaries or endorsements printed thereon as the Company may deem appropriate and as are not inconsistent with the provisions of this Agreement (and which do not affect the rights, duties, liabilities or responsibilities of the Rights Agent), or as may be required to comply with any applicable law or with any rule or regulation made pursuant thereto or with any rule or regulation of any stock exchange on which the Rights may from time to time be listed, or to conform to usage. Subject to the provisions of Section 11 and Section 22 hereof, the Right Certificates shall entitle the holders thereof to purchase such number of one one-thousandths of a Preferred Share as shall be set forth therein at the price per one one-thousandth of a Preferred Share set forth therein (the “Purchase Price”), but the amount and type of securities purchasable upon the exercise of each Right and the Purchase Price thereof shall be subject to adjustment as provided herein.

(b) Any Right Certificate issued pursuant to Section 3(a) or Section 22 hereof that evidences Rights Beneficially Owned by: (i) an Acquiring Person or any Associate or Affiliate of an Acquiring Person, (ii) a transferee of an Acquiring Person (or any Associate or Affiliate) who becomes a transferee after the Acquiring Person becomes an Acquiring Person, or (iii) a transferee of an Acquiring Person (or any Associate or Affiliate) who becomes a transferee prior to or concurrently with the Acquiring Person becoming such and receives such Rights pursuant to either (A) a transfer (whether or not for consideration) from the Acquiring Person to holders of equity

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interests in such Acquiring Person or to any Person with whom the Acquiring Person has any continuing agreement, arrangement or understanding, whether written or oral, regarding the transferred Rights or (B) a transfer which is part of a plan, arrangement or understanding, whether written or oral, which has as a primary purpose or effect the avoidance of Section 7(e) hereof, and any Right Certificate issued pursuant to Section 6 or Section 11 hereof upon transfer, exchange, replacement or adjustment of any other Right Certificate referred to in this sentence, shall contain (to the extent feasible and otherwise reasonably identifiable as such) the following legend:

“The Rights evidenced by this Right Certificate are or were Beneficially Owned by a Person who was or became an Acquiring Person or an Affiliate or Associate of an Acquiring Person (as such terms are defined in the Rights Agreement). Accordingly, this Right Certificate and the Rights evidenced hereby may become void in the circumstances specified in Section 7(e) of such Agreement.”

The provisions of Section 7(e) shall apply whether or not any Right Certificate actually contains the foregoing legend.

(c) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement, the Company and the Rights Agent may amend this Agreement to provide for uncertificated Rights in addition to or in place of Rights evidenced by Rights Certificates issued in physical form.

Section 5. Countersignature and Registration. The Right Certificates shall be executed on behalf of the Company by its Chairman of its Board of Directors, its Chief Executive Officer, its Chief Financial Officer, or any of its Executive or Senior Vice Presidents, either manually or by facsimile signature, shall have affixed thereto the Company’s seal or a facsimile thereof, and shall be attested by the Secretary or an Assistant Secretary of the Company, either manually or by facsimile signature. The Right Certificates shall be countersigned, either manually or by facsimile signature, by the Rights Agent and shall not be valid for any purpose unless so countersigned. In case any officer of the Company who shall have signed any of the Right Certificates shall cease to be such officer of the Company before countersignature by the Rights Agent and issuance and delivery by the Company, such Right Certificates, nevertheless, may be countersigned by the Rights Agent and issued and delivered by the Company with the same force and effect as though the person who signed such Right Certificates had not ceased to be such officer of the Company; and any Right Certificate may be signed on behalf of the Company by any person who, at the actual date of the execution of such Right Certificate, shall be a proper officer of the Company to sign such Right Certificate, although at the date of the execution of this Agreement any such person was not such an officer.

Following the Distribution Date, the Rights Agent will keep or cause to be kept, at its office designated for such purpose, books for registration and transfer of the Right Certificates issued hereunder. Such books shall show the names and addresses of the respective holders of the Right Certificates, the number of Rights evidenced on its face by each of the Right Certificates and the date of each of the Right Certificates.

Section 6. Transfer, Division, Combination and Exchange of Right Certificates; Mutilated, Destroyed, Lost or Stolen Right Certificates. Subject to the provisions of Sections 4(b),

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7(e), 14 and 24 hereof, at any time after the Close of Business on the Distribution Date, and at or prior to the Close of Business on the earlier of the Redemption Date or the Final Expiration Date, any Right Certificate or Right Certificates may be transferred, divided, combined or exchanged for another Right Certificate or other Right Certificates, entitling the registered holder to purchase a like number of Preferred Shares (or, following a Triggering Event, Common Shares or other securities or property, as the case may be) as the Right Certificate or Right Certificates surrendered then entitled such holder to purchase. Any registered holder desiring to transfer, divide, combine or exchange any Right Certificate or Right Certificates shall make such request in writing delivered to the Rights Agent, and shall surrender the Right Certificate or Right Certificates to be transferred, divided, combined or exchanged at the office of the Rights Agent designated for such purpose accompanied by signature guarantee from an eligible guarantor institution participating in a signature guarantee program approved by the Securities Transfer Association, and any other evidence of authority that may be reasonably required by the Rights Agent. Neither the Rights Agent nor the Company shall be obligated to take any action whatsoever with respect to the transfer of any such surrendered Right Certificate until the registered holder shall have completed and duly executed the certificate contained in the form of assignment on the reverse side of such Right Certificate and the Company shall have been provided with such additional evidence of the identity of the Beneficial Owner (or former Beneficial Owner) or Affiliates or Associates thereof as the Company shall reasonably request. Thereupon the Rights Agent shall, subject to Sections 4 and 7 hereof, countersign and deliver to the person entitled thereto a Right Certificate or Right Certificates, as the case may be, as so requested. The Company may require payment of a sum sufficient to cover any tax or governmental charge that may be imposed in connection with any transfer, division, combination or exchange of Right Certificates.

Upon receipt by the Company and the Rights Agent of evidence reasonably satisfactory to them of the loss, theft, destruction or mutilation of a Right Certificate, and, in case of loss, theft or destruction, of indemnity or security reasonably satisfactory to them, and, at the Company’s or the Rights Agent’s request, reimbursement to the Company and the Rights Agent of all reasonable expenses incidental thereto, and upon surrender to the Rights Agent and cancellation of the Right Certificate if mutilated, the Company will make and deliver a new Right Certificate of like tenor to the Rights Agent for countersignature and delivery to the registered holder in lieu of the Right Certificate so lost, stolen, destroyed or mutilated.

Section 7. Exercise of Rights; Purchase Price; Expiration Date of Rights.

(a) Subject to Section 7(e) hereof, the registered holder of any Right Certificate may exercise the Rights evidenced thereby (except as otherwise provided herein) in whole or in part at any time after the Distribution Date upon surrender of the Right Certificate, with the form of election to purchase on the reverse side thereof duly executed, to the Rights Agent at the office of the Rights Agent designated for such purpose, together with payment of the Purchase Price with respect to each surrendered Right for the total number of Preferred Shares (or Common Shares or other securities or property, as the case may be) as to which the Rights are exercised, at or prior to the earliest of (i) the Close of Business on September 10, 2029 (the “Final Expiration Date”), (ii) the time at which the Rights are redeemed as provided in Section 23 hereof (the “Redemption Date”), or (iii) the time at which such Rights are exchanged as provided in Section 24 hereof (the earliest to occur of the events described in (i), (ii) and (iii) being herein referred to as the “Expiration Date”).

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(b) The Purchase Price for each one one-thousandth of a Preferred Share pursuant to the exercise of a Right shall initially be $3.60, shall be subject to adjustment from time to time as provided in Sections 11 and 13 hereof and shall be payable in lawful money of the United States of America in accordance with paragraph (c) below.

(c) Upon receipt of a Right Certificate evidencing exercisable Rights, with the form of election to purchase and the certificate on the reverse side of the Right Certificate duly executed, accompanied by payment of the Purchase Price for the Preferred Shares (or Common Shares or other securities or property, as the case may be) to be purchased and an amount equal to any applicable transfer tax required to be paid by the holder of such Right Certificate in accordance with Section 9 hereof by certified check, cashier’s check or money order payable to the order of the Company, the Rights Agent shall thereupon promptly (i) (A) requisition from any transfer agent of the Preferred Shares (or make available, if the Rights Agent is the transfer agent of the Preferred Shares) certificates for the number of Preferred Shares to be purchased and the Company hereby irrevocably authorizes its transfer agent to comply with all such requests, or (B) if the Company shall have elected to deposit the Preferred Shares issuable upon exercise of the Rights with a depositary agent, requisition from the depositary agent depositary receipts representing such number of one one-thousandths of a Preferred Share as are to be purchased (in which case certificates for the Preferred Shares evidenced by such receipts shall be deposited by the transfer agent with the depositary agent) and the Company will direct the depositary agent to comply with such request, (ii) when appropriate, requisition from the Company the amount of cash to be paid in lieu of issuance of fractional shares in accordance with Section 14 hereof, (iii) after receipt of such certificates or depositary receipts, cause the same to be delivered to or upon the order of the registered holder of such Right Certificate, registered in such name or names as may be designated by such holder, and (iv) when appropriate, after receipt, deliver such cash to or upon the order of the registered holder of such Right Certificate. In the event that the Company is obligated to issue other securities (including Common Shares) of the Company, pay cash and/or distribute other property pursuant to Section 11(a) hereof, the Company will make all arrangements necessary so that such other securities, cash and/or property are available for distribution by the Rights Agent, if and when appropriate.

(d) In case the registered holder of any Right Certificate shall exercise less than all the Rights evidenced thereby, a new Right Certificate evidencing Rights equivalent to the Rights remaining unexercised shall be issued by the Rights Agent and delivered to the registered holder of such Right Certificate or to his duly authorized assigns, subject to the provisions of Section 14 hereof.

(e) Notwithstanding anything in this Agreement to the contrary, from and after the occurrence of a Triggering Event, any Rights Beneficially Owned by (i) an Acquiring Person or an Associate or Affiliate of an Acquiring Person, (ii) a transferee of an Acquiring Person (or of any such Associate or Affiliate) who becomes a transferee after the Acquiring Person becomes an Acquiring Person, or (iii) a transferee of an Acquiring Person (or any Associate or Affiliate) who becomes a transferee prior to or concurrently with the Acquiring Person becoming an Acquiring Person and receives such Rights pursuant to either (x) a transfer (whether or not for consideration) from the Acquiring Person to holders of equity interests in such Acquiring Person or to any Person with whom the Acquiring Person has any continuing agreement, arrangement or understanding, whether written or oral, regarding the transferred Rights or (y) a transfer which the Board of

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Directors otherwise concludes in good faith is part of a plan, arrangement or understanding, whether written or oral, which has as a primary purpose or effect the avoidance of this Section 7(e), shall become null and void without any further action, and any holder of such Rights shall thereupon have no rights whatsoever with respect to such Rights, whether under any provision of this Agreement or otherwise, from and after the occurrence of a Triggering Event. The Company shall use all reasonable efforts to insure that the provisions of this Section 7(e) hereof are complied with, but shall have no liability to any holder of Rights for any inability to make any determinations with respect to an Acquiring Person or its Affiliates, Associates, or transferees hereunder.

(f) Notwithstanding anything in this Agreement to the contrary, neither the Rights Agent nor the Company shall be obligated to undertake any action with respect to a registered holder upon the occurrence of any purported exercise as set forth in this Section 7 unless the certificate contained in the form of election to purchase set forth on the reverse side of the Right Certificate surrendered for such exercise shall have been completed and signed by the registered holder thereof and the Company shall have been provided with such additional evidence of the identity of the Beneficial Owner (or former Beneficial Owner) or Affiliates or Associates thereof or of any other Person with which such Beneficial Owner or any of such Beneficial Owner’s Affiliates or Associates has any agreement, arrangement or understanding, whether or not in writing, of which such Beneficial Owner knows to be Acting in Concert with such Beneficial Owner or Affiliate of Associate thereof, for the purpose of acquiring, holding, voting or disposing of any securities of the Company or cooperating in obtaining, changing or influencing control of the Company, as the Company shall reasonably request.

(g) The Company covenants and agrees that it will cause to be reserved and kept available out of its authorized and unissued Preferred Shares (and, following the occurrence of a Triggering Event, Common Shares or other securities or property as contemplated by Section 11(a)(iii)), the number of Preferred Shares (and, following the occurrence of a Triggering Event, Common Shares and/or such other securities or property) that will be sufficient to permit the exercise in full of all outstanding Rights.

Section 8. Cancellation and Destruction of Right Certificates. All Right Certificates surrendered for the purpose of exercise, transfer, division, combination or exchange shall, if surrendered to the Company or to any of its agents, be delivered to the Rights Agent for cancellation or in canceled form, or, if surrendered to the Rights Agent, shall be canceled by it, and no Right Certificates shall be issued in lieu thereof except as expressly permitted by any of the provisions of this Agreement. The Company shall deliver to the Rights Agent for cancellation and retirement, and the Rights Agent shall so cancel and retire, any other Right Certificate purchased or acquired by the Company otherwise than upon the exercise thereof. The Rights Agent shall deliver all canceled Right Certificates to the Company, or shall, at the written request of the Company, destroy such canceled Right Certificates, and in such case shall deliver a certificate of destruction thereof to the Company.

Section 9. Availability of Preferred Shares; Payment of Taxes and Charges.

(a) The Company covenants and agrees that it will take all such action as may be necessary to ensure that all Preferred Shares (or Common Shares and/or other securities, as the case may be) delivered upon exercise of Rights shall, at the time of delivery of the certificates for

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such Preferred Shares (or Common Shares and/or other securities, as the case may be), subject to payment of the Purchase Price, be duly and validly authorized and issued and fully paid and nonassessable.

(b) The Company further covenants and agrees that it will pay when due and payable any and all federal and state transfer taxes and charges which may be payable in respect of the issuance or delivery of the Right Certificates or of any Preferred Shares (or Common Shares and/or other securities, as the case may be) upon the exercise of Rights. The Company shall not, however, be required to pay any transfer tax which may be payable in respect of any transfer or delivery of Right Certificates to a person other than, or the issuance or delivery of certificates or depositary receipts for the Preferred Shares (or Common Shares and/or other securities, as the case may be) in a name other than that of, the registered holder of the Right Certificate evidencing Rights surrendered for exercise or to issue or to deliver any certificates or depositary receipts for Preferred Shares (or Common Shares and/or other securities, as the case may be) upon the exercise of any Rights until any such tax shall have been paid (any such tax being payable by the holder of such Right Certificate at the time of surrender) or until it has been established to the Company’s reasonable satisfaction that no such tax is due. The Rights Agent shall not have any duty or obligation to take any action under any section of this Agreement that requires the payment of taxes and/or charges unless and until it is satisfied that all such payments have been made.

Section 10. Preferred Shares Record Date. Each person in whose name any certificate for Preferred Shares (or Common Shares and/or other securities, as the case may be) is issued upon the exercise of Rights shall for all purposes be deemed to have become the holder of record of the shares or securities represented thereby on, and such certificate shall be dated, the date upon which the Right Certificate evidencing such Rights was duly surrendered and payment of the Purchase Price (and any applicable transfer taxes) was made; provided, however, that if the date of such surrender and payment is a date upon which the transfer books of the Company for the Preferred Shares (or Common Shares and/or other securities, as the case may be) are closed, such person shall be deemed to have become the record holder of such shares or securities on, and such certificate shall be dated, the next succeeding Business Day on which the transfer books of the Company for the Preferred Shares (or Common Shares and/or other securities, as the case may be) are open. Prior to the exercise of the Rights evidenced thereby, the holder of a Right Certificate shall not be entitled to any rights of a holder of Preferred Shares (or Common Shares and/or other securities, as the case may be) for which the Rights shall be exercisable, including, without limitation, the right to vote, to receive dividends or other distributions or to exercise any preemptive rights, and shall not be entitled to receive any notice of any proceedings of the Company, except as provided herein.

Section 11. Adjustment of Purchase Price, Number of Shares or Number of Rights. The Purchase Price, the number of Preferred Shares covered by each Right and the number of Rights outstanding are subject to adjustment from time to time as provided in this Section 11.

(a) (i) In the event the Company shall at any time after the date of this Agreement (A) declare a dividend on the Preferred Shares payable in Preferred Shares, (B) subdivide the outstanding Preferred Shares, (C) combine the outstanding Preferred Shares into a smaller number of Preferred Shares or (D) issue any of its shares in a reclassification of the Preferred Shares (including any such reclassification in connection with a consolidation or

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merger in which the Company is the continuing or surviving entity), except as otherwise provided in this Section 11(a) and Section 7(e) hereof, the Purchase Price in effect at the time of the record date for such dividend or of the effective date of such subdivision, combination or reclassification, and the number and kind of shares issuable on such date, shall be proportionately adjusted so that the holder of any Right exercised after such time shall be entitled to receive the aggregate number and kind of shares which, if such Right had been exercised immediately prior to such date and at a time when the transfer books of the Company for the Preferred Shares were open, he would have owned upon such exercise and been entitled to receive by virtue of such dividend, subdivision, combination or reclassification; provided, however, that in no event shall the consideration to be paid upon the exercise of one Right be less than the aggregate par value of the shares of the Company issuable upon the exercise of one Right. If an event occurs which would require an adjustment under both Section 11(a)(i) and Section 11(a)(ii), the adjustment provided for in this Section 11(a)(i) shall be in addition to, and shall be made prior to, any adjustment required pursuant to Section 11(a)(ii).

(ii) Subject to Section 24 of this Agreement, in the event any Person becomes an Acquiring Person, each holder of a Right, except as provided below and in Section 7(e) hereof, shall thereafter have a right to receive, upon exercise thereof at a price equal to the then current Purchase Price multiplied by the number of one one-thousandths of a Preferred Share for which a Right is then exercisable, in accordance with the terms of this Agreement and in lieu of Preferred Shares, such number of Common Shares of the Company as shall equal the result obtained by (A) multiplying the then current Purchase Price by the number of one one-thousandths of a Preferred Share for which a Right is then exercisable and dividing that product by (B) 50% of the then current per share market price of the Company’s Common Shares (determined pursuant to Section 11(d) hereof) on the date of the occurrence of such event. In the event that any Person shall become an Acquiring Person and the Rights shall then be outstanding, the Company shall not take any action which would eliminate or diminish the benefits intended to be afforded by the Rights.

(iii) In lieu of issuing Common Shares of the Company in accordance with Section 11(a)(ii) hereof, the Company may, in the sole discretion of the Board of Directors, elect to (and, in the event that the Board of Directors has not exercised the exchange right contained in Section 24 hereof and there are not sufficient issued but not outstanding and authorized but unissued Common Shares to permit the exercise in full of the Rights in accordance with the foregoing subparagraph (ii), the Company shall) take all such action as may be necessary to authorize, issue or pay, upon the exercise of the Rights, Preferred Shares or other preferred shares which a majority of the Board of Directors determines in good faith to be equivalent to one or more Common Shares, or cash (including by way of a reduction of the Purchase Price), property, other securities or any combination of cash, property and such other securities having an aggregate value equal to the value of the Common Shares of the Company which otherwise would have been issuable pursuant to Section 11(a)(ii), which aggregate value shall be determined in good faith by a majority of the Board of Directors. For purposes of the preceding sentence, the value of the Common Shares shall be determined pursuant to Section 11(d) hereof and the value of any equity securities which a majority of the Board of Directors determines in good faith to be equivalent to a Common Share (including the Preferred Shares or other preferred shares

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determined to be equivalent to one or more Common Shares, in such ratio as the Board of Directors shall determine) shall be deemed to have the same value as the Common Shares. Any such election by the Board of Directors must be made and publicly announced within 60 days following the date on which the event described in Section 11(a)(ii) shall have occurred. Following the occurrence of the event described in Section 11(a)(ii), a majority of the Board of Directors then in office may suspend the exercisability of the Rights for a period of up to 60 days following the date on which the event described in Section 11(a)(ii) shall have occurred to the extent that the Board of Directors has not determined whether to exercise the Company’s right of election under this Section 11(a)(iii). In the event of any such suspension, the Company shall issue a public announcement stating that the exercisability of the Rights has been temporarily suspended.

(b) In case the Company shall fix a record date for the issuance of rights, options or warrants to all holders of Preferred Shares entitling them (for a period expiring within 45 calendar days after such record date) to subscribe for or purchase Preferred Shares (or shares having the same rights, privileges and preferences as the Preferred Shares (“equivalent preferred shares”)) or securities convertible into Preferred Shares or equivalent preferred shares at a price per Preferred Share or equivalent preferred share (or having a conversion price per share, if a security convertible into Preferred Shares or equivalent preferred shares) less than the then current per share market price of the Preferred Shares (as defined in Section 11(d)) on such record date, the Purchase Price to be in effect after such record date shall be determined by multiplying the Purchase Price in effect immediately prior to such record date by a fraction, the numerator of which shall be the number of Preferred Shares outstanding on such record date plus the number of Preferred Shares which the aggregate offering price of the total number of Preferred Shares and/or equivalent preferred shares so to be offered (and/or the aggregate initial conversion price of the convertible securities so to be offered) would purchase at such current market price and the denominator of which shall be the number of Preferred Shares outstanding on such record date plus the number of additional Preferred Shares and/or equivalent preferred shares to be offered for subscription or purchase (or into which the convertible securities so to be offered are initially convertible); provided, however, that in no event shall the consideration to be paid upon the exercise of one Right be less than the aggregate par value of the shares of the Company issuable upon exercise of one Right. In case such subscription price is paid in a consideration part or all of which shall be in a form other than cash, the value of such consideration shall be as determined in good faith by the Board of Directors of the Company, whose determination shall be described in a statement filed with the Rights Agent and shall be binding on the Rights Agent and on the holders of the Rights. Preferred Shares owned by or held for the account of the Company shall not be deemed outstanding for the purpose of any such computation. Such adjustment shall be made successively whenever such a record date is fixed; and in the event that such rights, options or warrants are not so issued, the Purchase Price shall be adjusted to be the Purchase Price which would then be in effect if such record date had not been fixed.

(c) In case the Company shall fix a record date for the making of a distribution to all holders of the Preferred Shares (including any such distribution made in connection with a consolidation or merger in which the Company is the continuing or surviving entity) of evidences of indebtedness or assets (other than a regular periodic cash dividend or a dividend payable in Preferred Shares) or subscription rights or warrants (excluding those referred to in Section 11(b) hereof), the Purchase Price to be in effect after such record date shall be determined by multiplying

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the Purchase Price in effect immediately prior to such record date by a fraction, the numerator of which shall be the then current per share market price of the Preferred Shares on such record date, less the fair market value (as determined in good faith by the Board of Directors of the Company, whose determination shall be described in a statement filed with the Rights Agent) of the portion of the assets or evidences of indebtedness so to be distributed or of such subscription rights or warrants attributable to one Preferred Share and the denominator of which shall be such current per share market price of the Preferred Shares; provided, however, that in no event shall the consideration to be paid upon the exercise of one Right be less than the aggregate par value of the shares of the Company to be issued upon exercise of one Right. Such adjustments shall be made successively whenever such a record date is fixed; and in the event that such distribution is not so made, the Purchase Price shall again be adjusted to be the Purchase Price which would then be in effect if such record date had not been fixed.

(d) (i) For the purpose of any computation hereunder, other than under Section 11(a)(iii) hereof, and except as provided with respect to the Preferred Shares in Section 11(d)(ii) hereof, the “current per share market price” of any security (a “Security”) on any date shall be deemed to be the average of the daily closing prices per share of such Security for the 30 consecutive Trading Days (as such term is hereinafter defined) immediately prior to such date, and for the purpose of any computation under Section 11(a)(iii) hereof, the “current per share market price” of a Security on any date shall be deemed to be the average of the daily closing prices per share of such Security for 30 consecutive Trading Days immediately following such date; provided, however, that in the event that the current per share market price of the Security is determined during a period following the announcement by the issuer of such Security of (A) a dividend or distribution on such Security payable in shares of such Security or securities convertible into such shares (other than the Rights), or (B) any subdivision, combination or reclassification of such Security and prior to the expiration of 30 Trading Days after the ex-dividend date for such dividend or distribution, or the record date for such subdivision, combination or reclassification, then, and in each such case, the “current per share market price” shall be appropriately adjusted to reflect the current market price per share equivalent (ex-dividend) of such Security. The closing price for each day shall be the last sale price, regular way, reported at or prior to 4:00 p.m., New York City time, or, in case no such sale takes place on such day, the average of the bid and asked prices, regular way, as of 4:00 p.m., New York City time, in either case as reported on the principal consolidated transaction reporting system with respect to securities listed or admitted to trading on Nasdaq or, if the Security is not listed or admitted to trading on Nasdaq, as reported on the principal consolidated transaction reporting system with respect to securities listed on the principal national securities exchange on which the Security is listed or admitted to trading or, if the Security is not listed or admitted to trading on any national securities exchange, the average of the last high bid and low asked prices in the over-the-counter market, as reported as of 4:00 p.m., New York City time by Nasdaq or any successor or replacement system to or for Nasdaq then in common use, or, if on any such date the Security is not quoted by any such organization, the average of the closing bid and asked prices as furnished by a professional market maker making a market in the Security selected by the Board of Directors of the Company. If on any such date no market maker is making a market in the Security, the fair value of such Security on such date as determined in good faith by the Board of Directors of the Company will be used, which determination will be described in a

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statement filed with the Rights Agent and will be conclusive and binding on the Rights Agent and the holders of the Rights. The term “Trading Day” shall mean a day on which the principal national securities exchange on which the Security is listed or admitted to trading is open for the transaction of business or, if the Security is not listed or admitted to trading on any national securities exchange, a Business Day.

(ii) For the purpose of any computation hereunder, the “current per share market price” of the Preferred Shares shall be determined in accordance with the method set forth in Section 11(d)(i), except that if the Preferred Shares are not publicly traded, the “current per share market price” of the Preferred Shares shall be conclusively deemed to be the current per share market price of the Common Shares of the Company as determined pursuant to Section 11(d)(i) (as appropriately adjusted to reflect any share split, share dividend or similar transaction occurring after the date hereof), multiplied by one thousand. If neither the Common Shares of the Company nor the Preferred Shares are publicly held or so listed or traded, “current per share market price” shall mean the fair value per share as determined in good faith by the Board of Directors of the Company, whose determination shall be described in a statement filed with the Rights Agent and will be conclusive and binding on the Rights Agent and the holders of the Rights. Without limiting the foregoing, the Board of Directors of the Company may treat the value of a share of the non-voting common stock of the Company as being the same at any time as the value of a share of the Company’s common stock having full voting rights at such time.

(e) Except as provided in the last sentence of this Section 11(e), no adjustment in the Purchase Price shall be required unless such adjustment would require an increase or decrease of at least 1% in the Purchase Price; provided, however, that any adjustments which by reason of this Section 11(e) are not required to be made shall be carried forward and taken into account in any subsequent adjustment. All calculations under this Section 11 shall be made to the nearest cent or to the nearest one one-millionth of a Preferred Share or one ten-thousandth of any other share or security, as the case may be. Notwithstanding the first sentence of this Section 11(e), any adjustment required by this Section 11 shall be made no later than the earlier of (i) three years from the date of the transaction which requires such adjustment or (ii) the date of the expiration of the right to exercise any Rights.

(f) If as a result of an adjustment made pursuant to Section 11(a) or Section 13(a) hereof, the holder of any Right thereafter exercised shall become entitled to receive any shares of the Company other than Preferred Shares, thereafter the number of such other shares so receivable upon exercise of any Right shall be subject to adjustment from time to time in a manner and on terms as nearly equivalent as practicable to the provisions with respect to the Preferred Shares contained in this Section 11, and the provisions of Sections 7, 9, 10, 13 and 14 with respect to the Preferred Shares shall apply on like terms to any such other shares.

(g) All Rights originally issued by the Company subsequent to any adjustment made to the Purchase Price hereunder shall entitle the holder thereof to purchase, at the adjusted Purchase Price, the number of one one-thousandths of a Preferred Share purchasable from time to time hereunder upon exercise of the Rights, all subject to further adjustment as provided herein.

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(h) Unless the Company shall have exercised its election as provided in Section 11(i), upon each adjustment of the Purchase Price as a result of the calculations made in Sections 11(b) and (c), each Right outstanding immediately prior to the making of such adjustment shall thereafter entitle the holder thereof to purchase, at the adjusted Purchase Price, that number of one one-thousandths of a Preferred Share (calculated to the nearest one one-millionth of a Preferred Share) obtained by (i) multiplying (A) the number of one one-thousandths of a Preferred Share covered by a Right immediately prior to such adjustment by (B) the Purchase Price in effect immediately prior to such adjustment of the Purchase Price and (ii) dividing the product so obtained by the Purchase Price in effect immediately after such adjustment of the Purchase Price.

(i) The Company may elect on or after the date of any adjustment of the Purchase Price to adjust the number of Rights, in substitution for any adjustment in the number of one one-thousandths of a Preferred Share purchasable upon the exercise of a Right. Each of the Rights outstanding after such adjustment of the number of Rights shall be exercisable for the number of one one-thousandths of a Preferred Share for which a Right was exercisable immediately prior to such adjustment. Each Right held of record prior to such adjustment of the number of Rights shall become that number of Rights (calculated to the nearest one ten-thousandth) obtained by dividing the Purchase Price in effect immediately prior to adjustment of the Purchase Price by the Purchase Price in effect immediately after adjustment of the Purchase Price. The Company shall make a public announcement of its election to adjust the number of Rights, indicating the record date for the adjustment, and, if known at the time, the amount of the adjustment to be made. This record date may be the date on which the Purchase Price is adjusted or any day thereafter, but, if the Right Certificates have been issued, shall be at least 10 days later than the date of the public announcement. If Right Certificates have been issued, upon each adjustment of the number of Rights pursuant to this Section 11(i), the Company shall, as promptly as practicable, cause to be distributed to holders of record of Right Certificates on such record date Right Certificates evidencing, subject to Section 14 hereof, the additional Rights to which such holders shall be entitled as a result of such adjustment, or, at the option of the Company, shall cause to be distributed to such holders of record in substitution and replacement for the Right Certificates held by such holders prior to the date of adjustment, and upon surrender thereof, if required by the Company, new Right Certificates evidencing all the Rights to which such holders shall be entitled after such adjustment. Right Certificates so to be distributed shall be issued, executed and countersigned in the manner provided for herein and shall be registered in the names of the holders of record of Right Certificates on the record date specified in the public announcement.

(j) Irrespective of any adjustment or change in the Purchase Price or the number of one one-thousandths of a Preferred Share issuable upon the exercise of the Rights, the Right Certificates theretofore and thereafter issued may continue to express the Purchase Price and the number of one one-thousandths of a Preferred Share which were expressed in the initial Right Certificates issued hereunder.

(k) Before taking any action that would cause an adjustment reducing the Purchase Price below the then par value, if any, of the Preferred Shares issuable upon exercise of the Rights, the Company shall take any action which may, in the opinion of its counsel, be necessary in order that the Company may validly and legally issue fully paid and nonassessable Preferred Shares at such adjusted Purchase Price.

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(l) In any case in which this Section 11 shall require that an adjustment in the Purchase Price be made effective as of a record date for a specified event, the Company may elect to defer until the occurrence of such event the issuance to the holder of any Right exercised after such record date of the Preferred Shares and other securities of the Company, if any, issuable upon such exercise over and above the Preferred Shares and other securities of the Company, if any, issuable upon such exercise on the basis of the Purchase Price in effect prior to such adjustment; provided, however, that the Company shall deliver to such holder a due bill or other appropriate instrument evidencing such holder’s right to receive such additional shares upon the occurrence of the event requiring such adjustment.

(m) Anything in this Section 11 to the contrary notwithstanding, the Company shall be entitled to make such reductions in the Purchase Price, in addition to those adjustments expressly required by this Section 11, as and to the extent that it in its sole discretion shall determine to be advisable in order that any consolidation or subdivision of the Preferred Shares, issuance wholly for cash of any Preferred Shares at less than the current market price, issuance wholly for cash of Preferred Shares or securities which by their terms are convertible into or exchangeable for Preferred Shares, dividends on Preferred Shares payable in Preferred Shares or issuance of rights, options or warrants referred to hereinabove in Section 11(b), hereafter made by the Company to holders of its Preferred Shares shall not be taxable to such stockholders.

(n) In the event that at any time after the date of this Agreement and prior to the Distribution Date, the Company shall (i) declare or pay any dividend on the Common Shares payable in Common Shares or (ii) effect a subdivision, combination or consolidation of the Common Shares (by reclassification or otherwise than by payment of dividends in Common Shares) into a greater or lesser number of Common Shares, then in any such case (x) the number of one one-thousandths of a Preferred Share purchasable after such event upon proper exercise of each Right shall be determined by multiplying the number of one one-thousandths of a Preferred Share so purchasable immediately prior to such event by a fraction, the numerator of which is the number of Common Shares outstanding immediately before such event and the denominator of which is the number of Common Shares outstanding immediately after such event, and (y) each Common Share outstanding immediately after such event shall have issued with respect to it that number of Rights which each Common Share outstanding immediately prior to such event had issued with respect to it. The adjustments provided for in this Section 11(n) shall be made successively whenever such a dividend is declared or paid or such a subdivision, combination or consolidation is effected.

(o) So long as the shares issuable upon the exercise of the Rights may be listed on any national securities exchange, the Company shall use its best efforts to cause, from and after such time as the Rights become exercisable, all shares reserved for such issuance to be listed on such exchange upon official notice of issuance upon such exercise.

(p) The Company shall use its best efforts to (i) file, as soon as practicable following the first occurrence of a Triggering Event, a registration statement under the Securities Act with respect to the securities purchasable upon exercise of the Rights on an appropriate form, (ii) cause such registration statement to become effective as soon as practicable after such filing, and (iii) cause such registration statement to remain effective (with a prospectus at all times meeting the requirements of the Securities Act) until the date of the expiration of the Rights. The Company

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will also take such action as may be appropriate under the blue sky laws of the various states. The Company may temporarily suspend, for a period of time not to exceed 90 days, the exercisability of the Rights in order to prepare and file such registration statement or in order to comply with such blue sky laws. Upon any such suspension, the Company shall issue a public announcement stating that the exercisability of the Rights has been temporarily suspended.

(q) In the event that the Rights become exercisable following the occurrence of a Triggering Event, the Company may permit the Rights, subject to Section 7(e) hereof, to be exercised for 50% of the Common Shares (or cash, property or other securities to be substituted for Common Shares pursuant to Section 11(a)(iii)) that would otherwise be purchasable under subsection (a) in consideration of the surrender to the Company of the Rights so exercised and without other payment of the Purchase Price. Rights exercised under this subsection (q) shall be deemed to have been exercised in full and shall be canceled.

Section 12. Certificate of Adjusted Purchase Price or Number of Shares. Whenever an adjustment is made as provided in Section 11 or 13 hereof, the Company shall promptly (a) prepare a certificate setting forth such adjustment, and a brief statement of the facts accounting for such adjustment, (b) file a copy of such certificate with the Rights Agent and with each transfer agent for the Common Shares or the Preferred Shares, and (c) mail a brief summary thereof to each holder of a Right Certificate in accordance with Section 26 hereof. The Rights Agent shall have no obligation under any Section of this Agreement to determine whether an adjustment event has occurred or to calculate any of the adjustments set forth herein and shall be fully protected in relying on any such certificate and on any adjustment therein contained and may assume that no adjustment has been made unless and until it shall have received such certificate.

Section 13. Consolidation, Merger or Sale or Transfer of Assets or Earning Power.

(a) If after the Shares Acquisition Date, directly or indirectly, (x) the Company shall consolidate with, or merge with and into, any other Person, (y) any Person shall consolidate with the Company, or merge with and into the Company and the Company shall be the continuing or surviving entity of such merger or the Company shall be a party to a share exchange and, in connection with such consolidation, merger or share exchange, all or part of the Common Shares shall be changed into or exchanged for stock or other securities of any other Person or the Company, or cash or any other property, or (z) the Company shall sell or otherwise transfer (or one or more of its Subsidiaries shall sell or otherwise transfer), in one or more transactions, assets or earning power aggregating 50% or more of the assets or earning power of the Company and its Subsidiaries (taken as a whole) to any Person or Persons other than the Company or one or more of its wholly-owned Subsidiaries, then, and in each such case, proper provision shall be made so that: (i) each holder of a Right (except as otherwise provided herein) shall thereafter have the right to receive, upon the exercise thereof at a price equal to the then current Purchase Price multiplied by the number of one one-thousandths of a Preferred Share for which a Right is then exercisable, in accordance with the terms of this Agreement and in lieu of Preferred Shares, such number of validly authorized and issued, fully paid, non-assessable and freely tradable common shares of the Principal Party, free and clear of all liens, rights of call or first refusal, encumbrances or other adverse claims, as shall equal the result obtained by (A) multiplying the then current Purchase Price by the number of one one-thousandths of a Preferred Share for which a Right is then exercisable (or, if such Right is not then exercisable for a number of one one-thousandths of a

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Preferred Share, the number of such fractional shares for which it was exercisable immediately prior to an event described under Section 11(a)(ii) hereof) and dividing that product by (B) 50% of the then current per share market price of the common shares of such Principal Party (determined pursuant to Section 11(d) hereof) on the date of consummation of such consolidation, merger, sale or transfer; (ii) such Principal Party shall thereafter be liable for, and shall assume, by virtue of such consolidation, merger, sale or transfer, or otherwise, all the obligations and duties of the Company pursuant to this Agreement; (iii) the term “Company” shall thereafter be deemed to refer to such Principal Party; and (iv) such Principal Party shall take such steps (including, but not limited to, the authorization and reservation of a sufficient number of its common shares in accordance with Section 9 hereof) in connection with such consummation as may be necessary to assure that the provisions hereof shall thereafter be applicable, as nearly as reasonably may be, in relation to its common shares thereafter deliverable upon the exercise of the Rights.

(b) “Principal Party” shall mean:

(i) In the case of any transaction described in (x) or (y) of the first sentence of Section 13(a), the Person that is the issuer of any securities into which Common Shares of the Company are converted in such merger or consolidation, and if no securities are so issued, the Person that is the surviving entity of such merger or consolidation (including the Company if applicable); and

(ii) in the case of any transaction described in (z) of the first sentence in Section 13(a), the Person that is the party receiving the greatest portion of the assets or earning power transferred pursuant to such transaction or transactions;

provided, however, that in any such case described in clauses (b)(i) and (b)(ii): (1) if the Common Shares of such Person are not at such time and have not been continuously over the preceding 12-month period registered under Section 12 of the Exchange Act, and such Person is a direct or indirect Subsidiary of another Person the common shares of which are and have been so registered, “Principal Party” shall refer to such other Person; (2) in case such Person is a Subsidiary, directly or indirectly, of more than one Person, the common shares of two or more of which are and have been so registered, “Principal Party” shall refer to whichever of such Persons is the issuer of the Common Shares having the greatest aggregate market value; and (3) in case such Person is owned, directly or indirectly, by a joint venture formed by two or more Persons that are not owned, directly or indirectly, by the same Person, the rules set forth in (1) and (2) above shall apply to each of the chains of ownership having an interest in such joint venture as if such party were a “Subsidiary” of both or all of such joint venturers and the Principal Parties in each such chain shall bear the obligations set forth in this Section 13 in the same ratio as their direct or indirect interests in such Person bear to the total of such interests.

(c) The Company shall not consummate any such consolidation, merger, sale or transfer unless the Principal Party shall have sufficient Common Shares authorized to permit the full exercise of the Rights and prior thereto the Company and such Principal Party shall have executed and delivered to the Rights Agent a supplemental agreement providing for the terms set forth in paragraphs (a) and (b) of this Section 13 and further providing that, as soon as practicable after the date of any consolidation, merger or sale of assets mentioned in paragraph (a) of this Section 13, the Principal Party will:

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(i) prepare and file a registration statement under the Securities Act, with respect to the Rights and the securities purchasable upon exercise of the Rights on an appropriate form, and will use its best efforts to cause such registration statement to (A) become effective as soon as practicable after such filing and (B) remain effective (with a prospectus at all times meeting the requirements of the Securities Act) until the Expiration Date;

(ii) deliver to holders of the Rights historical financial statements for the Principal Party and each of its Affiliates which comply in all respects with the requirements for registration on Form 10 under the Exchange Act; and

(iii) take such actions as may be necessary or appropriate under the blue sky laws of the various states.

The provisions of this Section 13 shall similarly apply to successive mergers or consolidations or sales or other transfers. In the event that one of the transactions described in Section 13(a) shall occur at any time after the occurrence of a transaction described in Section 11(a)(ii) hereof, the Rights which have not theretofore been exercised shall thereafter become exercisable in the manner described in Section 13(a).

Section 14. Fractional Rights and Fractional Shares.

(a) The Company shall not be required to issue fractions of Rights or to distribute Right Certificates which evidence fractional Rights. In lieu of such fractional Rights, there may be paid to the registered holders of the Right Certificates with regard to which such fractional Rights would otherwise be issuable, an amount in cash equal to the same fraction of the current market value of a whole Right. For the purposes of this Section 14(a), the current market value of a whole Right shall be the closing price of the Rights for the Trading Day immediately prior to the date on which such fractional Rights would have been otherwise issuable. The closing price for the Rights for any day shall be the last sale price, regular way, or, in case no such sale takes place on such day, the average of the closing bid and asked prices thereof, regular way, in either case as reported in the principal consolidated transaction reporting system with respect to securities listed or admitted to trading on Nasdaq or, if the Rights are not listed or admitted to trading on Nasdaq, as reported in the principal consolidated transaction reporting system with respect to securities listed on the principal national securities exchange on which the Rights are listed or admitted to trading or, if the Rights are not listed or admitted to trading on any national securities exchange, the average of the last high bid and low asked prices in the over-the-counter market, as reported by Nasdaq or any successor or replacement system to or for Nasdaq then in common use or, if on any such date the Rights are not quoted by any such organization, the average of the closing bid and asked prices for the Rights as furnished by a professional market maker making a market in the Rights selected by the Board of Directors of the Company. If on any such date no such market maker is making a market in the Rights, the fair value of the Rights on such date as determined in good faith by the Board of Directors of the Company shall be used.

(b) The Company shall not be required to issue fractions of Preferred Shares (other than fractions which are integral multiples of one one-thousandth of a Preferred Share) upon exercise of the Rights or to distribute certificates which evidence fractional Preferred Shares (other

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than fractions which are integral multiples of one one-thousandth of a Preferred Share). Fractions of Preferred Shares in integral multiples of one one-thousandth of a Preferred Share may, at the election of the Company, be evidenced by depositary receipts, pursuant to an appropriate agreement between the Company and a depositary selected by it; provided, that such agreement shall provide that the holders of such depositary receipts shall have all the rights, privileges and preferences to which they are entitled as beneficial owners of the Preferred Shares represented by such depositary receipts. In lieu of fractional Preferred Shares that are not integral multiples of one one-thousandth of a Preferred Share, the Company may, to the extent necessary to reduce such fraction to an integral multiple of one one-thousandth, pay to the registered holders of Right Certificates at the time such Rights are exercised as herein provided an amount in cash equal to the same fraction of the current market value of one one-thousandth of a Preferred Share. For the purposes of this Section 14(b), the current market value of one one-thousandth of a Preferred Share shall be one one-thousandth of the closing price of a Preferred Share (as determined pursuant to the second sentence of Section 11(d)(i) hereof) for the Trading Day immediately prior to the date of such exercise.

(c) Following the occurrence of a Triggering Event, the Company shall not be required to issue fractions of Common Shares upon exercise of the Rights or to distribute certificates which evidence fractional Common Shares. In lieu of fractional Common Shares, the Company may pay to the registered holders of Right Certificates at the time the Rights evidenced thereby are exercised as herein provided an amount in cash equal to the same fraction of the current market value of one Common Share. For purposes of this Section 14(c), the current market value of one Common Share shall be the closing price of one Common Share (as determined pursuant to the second sentence of Section 11(d)(i) hereof) for the Trading Day immediately prior to the date of such exercise.

(d) The holder of a Right, by his acceptance of the Right, expressly waives his right to receive any fractional Rights or any fractional shares upon exercise of a Right (except as provided above).

(e) Whenever a payment for fractional Rights or fractional shares is to be made by the Rights Agent under any section of this Agreement, the Company shall (i) promptly prepare and deliver to the Rights Agent a certificate setting forth in reasonable detail the facts related to such payments and the prices and formulas utilized in calculating such payments, and (ii) provide sufficient monies to the Rights Agent in the form of fully collected funds to make such payments. The Rights Agent shall be fully protected in relying upon such a certificate and shall have no duty with respect to, and shall not be deemed to have knowledge of, any payment for fractional Rights or fractional shares under any section of this Agreement relating to the payment of fractional Rights or fractional shares unless and until the Rights Agent shall have received such a certificate and sufficient monies.

Section 15. Rights of Action. All rights of action in respect of this Agreement, excepting the rights of action given to the Rights Agent under Section 18 hereof, are vested in the respective registered holders of the Right Certificates (and, prior to the Distribution Date, the registered holders of the Common Shares); and any registered holder of any Right Certificate (or, prior to the Distribution Date, of the Common Shares), without the consent of the Rights Agent or of the holder of any other Right Certificate (or, prior to the Distribution Date, of the Common

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Shares), may, in his own behalf and for his own benefit, enforce, and may institute and maintain any suit, action or proceeding against the Company to enforce, or otherwise act in respect of, his right to exercise the Rights evidenced by such Right Certificate in the manner provided in such Right Certificate and in this Agreement. Without limiting the foregoing or any remedies available to the holders of Rights, it is specifically acknowledged that the holders of Rights would not have an adequate remedy at law for any breach of this Agreement and will be entitled to specific performance of the obligations under, and injunctive relief against actual or threatened violations of the obligations of the Company under, this Agreement.

Section 16. Agreement of Right Holders. Every holder of a Right, by accepting the same, consents and agrees with the Company and the Rights Agent and with every other holder of a Right that:

(a) prior to the Distribution Date, the Rights will be transferable only in connection with the transfer of the Common Shares;

(b) after the Distribution Date, the Right Certificates are transferable only on the registry books of the Rights Agent if surrendered at the principal office of the Rights Agent, duly endorsed or accompanied by a proper instrument of transfer;

(c) the Company and the Rights Agent may deem and treat the person in whose name the Right Certificate (or, prior to the Distribution Date, the associated Common Shares certificate) is registered as the absolute owner thereof and of the Rights evidenced thereby (notwithstanding any notations of ownership or writing on the Right Certificates or the associated Common Shares certificate made by anyone other than the Company or the Rights Agent) for all purposes whatsoever, and neither the Company nor the Rights Agent shall be affected by any notice to the contrary; and

(d) notwithstanding anything in this Agreement to the contrary, neither the Company nor the Rights Agent shall have any liability to any holder of a Right or any other Person as a result of its inability to perform any of its obligations under this Agreement by reason of any preliminary or permanent injunction or other order, decree or ruling issued by a court of competent jurisdiction or by a governmental, regulatory or administrative agency or commission, or any statute, rule, regulation or executive order promulgated or enacted by any governmental authority prohibiting or otherwise restraining performance of such obligation.

Section 17. Right Certificate Holder Not Deemed a Stockholder. No holder, as such, of any Right Certificate shall be entitled to vote, receive dividends or be deemed for any purpose the holder of the Preferred Shares or any other securities of the Company which may at any time be issuable on the exercise of the Rights represented thereby, nor shall anything contained herein or in any Right Certificate be construed to confer upon the holder of any Right Certificate, as such, any of the rights of a stockholder of the Company or any right to vote for the election of directors or upon any matter submitted to stockholders at any meeting thereof, or to give or withhold consent to any corporate action, or to receive notice of meetings or other actions affecting stockholders (except as provided in Section 25 hereof), or to receive dividends or subscription rights, or otherwise, until the Right or Rights evidenced by such Right Certificate shall have been exercised in accordance with the provisions hereof.

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Section 18. Concerning the Rights Agent. The Company agrees to pay to the Rights Agent reasonable compensation for all services rendered by it hereunder in accordance with a mutually agreed upon fee schedule and, from time to time, on demand of the Rights Agent, its reasonable expenses and counsel fees and other disbursements incurred in the administration and execution of this Agreement and the exercise and performance of its duties hereunder. The Company also agrees to indemnify the Rights Agent for, and to hold it harmless against, any loss, liability, or expense, incurred without gross negligence, bad faith or willful misconduct (which gross negligence, bad faith, or willful misconduct must be determined by a final, non-appealable judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction) on the part of the Rights Agent, for anything done or omitted by the Rights Agent in connection with the acceptance and administration of this Agreement, including the costs and expenses of defending against any claim of liability in the premises. The reimbursement and compensation (to the extent of accrued but unpaid compensation at the relevant time) provisions and the indemnity provisions of this Section 18 shall survive the expiration of the Rights and the termination of this Agreement and the resignation, replacement or removal of the Rights Agent.

The Rights Agent shall be protected and shall incur no liability for, or in respect of any action taken, suffered or omitted by it in connection with, its administration of this Agreement in reliance upon any Right Certificate or certificate for the Preferred Shares or Common Shares or for other securities of the Company, instrument of assignment or transfer, power of attorney, endorsement, affidavit, letter, notice, direction, consent, certificate, statement, or other paper or document believed by it to be genuine and to be signed, executed and, where necessary, verified or acknowledged, by the proper person or persons, or otherwise upon the advice of counsel as set forth in Section 20 hereof.

Section 19. Merger or Consolidation or Change of Name of Rights Agent. Any Person into which the Rights Agent or any successor Rights Agent may be merged or with which it may be consolidated, or any Person resulting from any merger or consolidation to which the Rights Agent or any successor Rights Agent shall be a party, or any Person succeeding to the stock transfer or corporate trust business of the Rights Agent or any successor Rights Agent, shall be the successor to the Rights Agent under this Agreement without the execution or filing of any paper or any further act on the part of any of the parties hereto; provided, that such Person would be eligible for appointment as a successor Rights Agent under the provisions of Section 21 hereof. In case at the time such successor Rights Agent shall succeed to the agency created by this Agreement, any of the Right Certificates shall have been countersigned but not delivered, any such successor Rights Agent may adopt the countersignature of the predecessor Rights Agent and deliver such Right Certificates so countersigned; and in case at that time any of the Right Certificates shall not have been countersigned, any successor Rights Agent may countersign such Right Certificates either in the name of the predecessor Rights Agent or in the name of the successor Rights Agent; and in all such cases such Right Certificates shall have the full force provided in the Right Certificates and in this Agreement.

In case at any time the name of the Rights Agent shall be changed and at such time any of the Right Certificates shall have been countersigned but not delivered, the Rights Agent may adopt the countersignature under its prior name and deliver Right Certificates so countersigned; and in case at that time any of the Right Certificates shall not have been countersigned, the Rights Agent may countersign such Right Certificates either in its prior name or in its changed name; and in all

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such cases such Right Certificates shall have the full force provided in the Right Certificates and in this Agreement.

Section 20. Duties of Rights Agent. The Rights Agent undertakes the duties and obligations imposed by this Agreement, and no implied duties or obligations shall be read into this Agreement against the Rights Agent, upon the following express terms and conditions, by all of which the Company and the holders of Right Certificates, by their acceptance thereof, shall be bound:

(a) The Rights Agent may consult with legal counsel (who may be legal counsel for the Company), and the opinion or advice of such counsel shall be full and complete authorization and protection to the Rights Agent as to any action taken or omitted by it in the absence of bad faith and in accordance with such opinion or advice.

(b) Whenever in the performance of its duties under this Agreement the Rights Agent shall deem it necessary or desirable that any fact or matter be proved or established by the Company prior to taking or suffering any action hereunder, such fact or matter (unless other evidence in respect thereof is herein specifically prescribed) may be deemed to be conclusively proved and established by a certificate signed by the Chairman of the Board, the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Financial Officer, any Executive or Senior Vice President, or the Secretary of the Company and delivered to the Rights Agent; and such certificate shall be full authorization to the Rights Agent for any action taken or suffered by it under the provisions of this Agreement in reliance upon such certificate.

(c) The Rights Agent shall not be liable hereunder except for any and all losses, liabilities, costs, damages and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or in connection with the Rights Agent’s gross negligence, bad faith or willful misconduct (which gross negligence, bad faith or willful misconduct must be determined by a final, non-appealable judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction). Notwithstanding anything in this Agreement to the contrary, any liability of the Rights Agent under this Agreement shall be limited to the amount of annual fees (but not including reimbursed expenses) paid by the Company to the Rights Agent during the 12 months immediately preceding the event for which recovery from the Rights Agent is being sought. Anything in this Agreement to the contrary notwithstanding, in no event shall the Rights Agent be liable for special, punitive, indirect, incidental or consequential loss or damage of any kind whatsoever (including but not limited to lost profits), even if the Rights Agent has been advised of the likelihood of such loss or damage and regardless of the form of the action.

(d) The Rights Agent shall not be liable for or by reason of any of the statements of fact or recitals contained in this Agreement or in the Right Certificates (except its countersignature thereof) or be required to verify the same, and all such statements and recitals are and shall be deemed to have been made by the Company only.

(e) The Rights Agent shall not be under any responsibility in respect of the validity of this Agreement or the execution and delivery hereof (except the due execution hereof by the Rights Agent) or in respect of the validity or execution of any Right Certificate (except its countersignature thereof); nor shall it be responsible for any breach by the Company of any covenant or condition contained in this Agreement or in any Right Certificate; nor shall it be

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responsible for any change in the exercisability of the Rights (including the Rights becoming void pursuant to Section 7(e) hereof) or any adjustment in the terms of the Rights (including the manner, method or amount thereof) provided for in Section 3, 11, 13, 23 or 24, or the ascertaining of the existence of facts that would require any such change or adjustment (except with respect to the exercise of Rights evidenced by Right Certificates after receipt of a certificate furnished pursuant to Section 12 describing a change or adjustment); nor shall it by any act hereunder be deemed to make any representation or warranty as to the authorization or reservation of any Preferred Shares or Common Shares to be issued pursuant to this Agreement or any Right Certificate or as to whether any Preferred Shares or Common Shares will, when issued, be validly authorized and issued, fully paid and nonassessable.

(f) The Company agrees that it will perform, execute, acknowledge and deliver or cause to be performed, executed, acknowledged and delivered all such further and other acts, instruments and assurances as may reasonably be required by the Rights Agent for the carrying out or performing by the Rights Agent of the provisions of this Agreement.

(g) The Rights Agent is hereby authorized and directed to accept instructions with respect to the performance of its duties hereunder from the Chairman of the Board, the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Financial Officer, any Executive or Senior Vice President, or the Secretary of the Company, and to apply to such officers for advice or instructions in connection with its duties, and it shall not be liable for any action taken or suffered by it in accordance with instructions of any such officer or for any delay in acting while waiting for those instructions. Any application by the Rights Agent for written instructions from the Company may, at the option of the Rights Agent, set forth in writing any action proposed to be taken or omitted by the Rights Agent under this Agreement and the date on and/or after which such action shall be taken or such omission shall be effective. The Rights Agent shall not be liable for any action taken by, or omission of, the Rights Agent in accordance with a proposal included in any such application on or after the date specified in such application (which date shall not be less than five Business Days after the date any officer of the Company actually receives such application, unless any such officer shall have consented in writing to an earlier date) unless, prior to taking any such action (or the effective date in the case of an omission), the Rights Agent shall have received written instructions in response to such application specifying the action to be taken or omitted.

(h) In the event the Rights Agent believes any ambiguity or uncertainty exists hereunder or in any notice, instruction, direction, request or other communication, paper or document received by the Rights Agent hereunder, the Rights Agent may, in its sole discretion, refrain from taking any action, and shall be fully protected and shall not be liable in any way to Company, a holder of Rights or any other Person for refraining from taking such action, unless the Rights Agent receives written instructions signed by the Company which eliminates such ambiguity or uncertainty to the satisfaction of Rights Agent.

(i) The Rights Agent and any stockholder, director, officer or employee of the Rights Agent may buy, sell or deal in any of the Rights or other securities of the Company or its Subsidiaries or become pecuniarily interested in any transaction in which the Company or its Subsidiaries may be interested, or contract with or lend money to the Company or its Subsidiaries or otherwise act as fully and freely as though it were not Rights Agent under this Agreement.

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Nothing herein shall preclude the Rights Agent from acting in any other capacity for the Company or its Subsidiaries or for any other legal entity.

(j) The Rights Agent may execute and exercise any of the rights or powers hereby vested in it or perform any duty hereunder either itself or by or through its attorneys or agents, and the Rights Agent shall not be answerable or accountable for any act, default, neglect or misconduct of any such attorneys or agents or for any loss to the Company resulting from any such act, default, neglect or misconduct, absent gross negligence or bad faith in the selection and continued employment thereof (which gross negligence or bad faith must be determined by a final, non-appealable judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction).

(k) If, with respect to any Right Certificate surrendered to the Rights Agent for exercise or transfer, the certificate attached to the form of assignment or form of election to purchase, as the case may be, has either not been completed or indicates an affirmative response to clause 1 and/or 2 thereof, the Rights Agent shall not take any further action with respect to such requested exercise of transfer without first consulting with the Company; provided, however, that the Rights Agent shall not be liable for any delays arising from the duties under this Section 20(k).

(l) The Rights Agent shall not be required to take notice or be deemed to have notice of any event or condition hereunder, including any event or condition that may require action by the Rights Agent, unless the Rights Agent shall be specifically notified in writing of such event or condition by the Company, and all notices or other instruments required by this Agreement to be delivered to the Rights Agent must, in order to be effective, be received by the Rights Agent as specified in Section 26 hereof, and in the absence of such notice so delivered, the Rights Agent may conclusively assume no such event or condition exists.

(m) No provision of this Agreement shall require the Rights Agent to expend or risk its own funds or otherwise incur any financial liability in the performance of any of its duties hereunder or in the exercise any of its rights or powers if it believes that repayment of such funds or adequate indemnification against such risk or liability is not reasonably assured to it.

(n) The Rights Agent shall not be liable or responsible for any failure of the Company to comply with any of its obligations relating to any registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission or this Agreement, including without limitation obligations under applicable regulations or law.

(o) The Rights Agent shall not have any duty or responsibility in the case of the receipt of any written demand from any holder of Rights with respect to any action or default by the Company, including, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, any duty or responsibility to initiate or attempt to initiate any proceedings at law or otherwise or to make any demand upon the Company.

(p) The Rights Agent may rely on and be fully authorized and protected in acting or failing to act based on (a) any guaranty of signature by an “eligible guarantor institution” that is a member or participant in the Securities Transfer Agents Medallion Program or other comparable “signature guarantee program” or insurance program in addition to, or in substitution for, the

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foregoing; or (b) any law, act, regulation or any interpretation of the same even though such law, act, or regulation may thereafter have been altered, changed, amended or repealed.

Section 21. Change of Rights Agent. The Rights Agent or any successor Rights Agent may resign and be discharged from its duties under this Agreement upon 30 days’ prior notice in writing mailed to the Company and, in the event that the Rights Agent or one of its Affiliates is not also the transfer agent for the Company, to each transfer agent of the Common Shares or Preferred Shares by registered or certified mail, and to the holders of the Right Certificates. In the event the transfer agency relationship in effect between the Company and the Rights Agent terminates, the Rights Agent will be deemed to have resigned automatically and be discharged from its duties under this Agreement as of the effective date of such termination, and the Company shall be responsible for sending any required notice. The Company may remove the Rights Agent or any successor Rights Agent upon 30 days’ prior notice in writing, mailed to the Rights Agent or successor Rights Agent, as the case may be, and to each transfer agent of the Common Shares or Preferred Shares by registered or certified mail, and to the holders of the Right Certificates. If the Rights Agent shall resign or be removed or shall otherwise become incapable of acting, the Company shall appoint a successor to the Rights Agent. If the Company shall fail to make such appointment within a period of 30 days after giving notice of such removal or after it has been notified in writing of such resignation or incapacity by the resigning or incapacitated Rights Agent or by the holder of a Right Certificate (who shall, with such notice, submit his Right Certificate for inspection by the Company), then the registered holder of any Right Certificate may apply to any court of competent jurisdiction for the appointment of a successor to the Rights Agent. Any successor Rights Agent, whether appointed by the Company or by such a court, shall be a Person (other than a natural person) organized and doing business under the laws of the United States or of any other state of the United States, which is authorized under such laws to exercise corporate trust or stock transfer powers and is subject to supervision or examination by federal or state authority and which has at the time of its appointment as Rights Agent a combined capital and surplus of at least $50 million. After appointment, the successor Rights Agent shall be vested with the same powers, rights, duties and responsibilities as if it had been originally named as Rights Agent without further act or deed; but the predecessor Rights Agent shall deliver and transfer to the successor Rights Agent any property at the time held by it hereunder, and execute and deliver any further assurance, conveyance, act or deed necessary for the purpose. Not later than the effective date of any such appointment the Company shall file notice thereof in writing with the predecessor Rights Agent and each transfer agent of the Common Shares or Preferred Shares, and mail a notice thereof in writing to the registered holders of the Right Certificates. Failure to give any notice provided for in this Section 21, however, or any defect therein, shall not affect the legality or validity of the resignation or removal of the Rights Agent or the appointment of the successor Rights Agent, as the case may be.

Section 22. Issuance of New Right Certificates. Notwithstanding any of the provisions of this Agreement or of the Rights to the contrary, the Company may, at its option, issue new Right Certificates evidencing Rights in such form as may be approved by its Board of Directors to reflect any adjustment or change in the Purchase Price and the number or kind or class of shares or other securities or property purchasable under the Right Certificates made in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement.

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Section 23. Redemption.

(a) The Company may, at its option, at any time prior to such time as any Person becomes an Acquiring Person, redeem all but not less than all of the then outstanding Rights at a redemption price of $0.001 per Right, appropriately adjusted to reflect any share split, share dividend or similar transaction occurring after the date hereof (such redemption price being hereinafter referred to as the “Redemption Price”). The redemption of the Rights by the Company may be made effective at such time, on such basis and with such conditions as the Board of Directors in its sole discretion may establish. The Company may, at its option, pay the Redemption Price in cash, Common Shares (based on the current per share market price of the Common Shares at the time of redemption) or any other form of consideration deemed appropriate by the Board of Directors.

(b) Immediately upon the action of the Board of Directors of the Company ordering the redemption of the Rights (or at the effective time of such redemption established by the Board of Directors of the Company pursuant to paragraph (a) of this Section 23), and without any further action and without any notice, the right to exercise the Rights will terminate and the only right thereafter of the holders of Rights shall be to receive the Redemption Price. The Company shall promptly give public notice of any such redemption; provided, however, that the failure to give, or any defect in, any such notice shall not affect the validity of such redemption. Within 10 days after such action of the Board of Directors ordering the redemption of the Rights or, if later, the effectiveness of the redemption of the Rights pursuant to paragraph (a), the Company shall mail a notice of redemption to all the holders of the then outstanding Rights at their last addresses as they appear upon the registry books of the Rights Agent or, prior to the Distribution Date, on the registry books of the transfer agent for the Common Shares. Any notice which is mailed in the manner herein provided shall be deemed given, whether or not the holder receives the notice. Each such notice of redemption shall state the method by which the payment of the Redemption Price will be made. The Company may, at its option, discharge all of its obligations with respect to the Rights by (i) issuing a press release announcing the manner of redemption of the Rights, (ii) depositing with a bank or trust company having a capital and surplus of at least $50 million, funds necessary for such redemption, in trust, to be applied to the redemption of the Rights so called for redemption, and (iii) arranging for the mailing of the Redemption Price to the registered holders of the Rights; then, and upon such action, all outstanding Rights Certificates shall be null and void without further action by the Company. Neither the Company nor any of its Affiliates or Associates may redeem, acquire or purchase for value any Rights at any time in any manner other than that specifically set forth in this Section 23, in Section 24 hereof, or in connection with the purchase of Common Shares prior to the Distribution Date.

Section 24. Exchange.

(a) The Company may, at its option, at any time after a Triggering Event, exchange all or part of the then outstanding and exercisable Rights (which shall not include Rights that have become void pursuant to the provisions of Section 7(e) hereof) for Common Shares at an exchange ratio of one Common Share per Right, appropriately adjusted to reflect any share split, share dividend or similar transaction occurring after the date hereof (such exchange ratio being referred to herein as the “Exchange Ratio”). Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Company shall not be empowered to effect such exchange at any time after any Person (other than the Company, any

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Affiliate or Subsidiary of the Company, any employee benefit plan of the Company or of any Affiliate or Subsidiary of the Company or any entity holding Common Shares for or pursuant to the terms of any such plan), together with all Affiliates and Associates of such Person, becomes the Beneficial Owner of 50% or more of the Common Shares then outstanding.

(b) Immediately upon the action of the Board of Directors of the Company ordering the exchange of any Rights pursuant to paragraph (a) of this Section 24 and without any further action and without any notice, the right to exercise such Rights shall terminate and the only right thereafter of a holder of such Rights shall be to receive that number of Common Shares equal to the number of such Rights held by such holder multiplied by the Exchange Ratio. The Company shall promptly give public notice of any such exchange; provided, however, that the failure to give, or any defect in, such notice shall not affect the validity of such exchange. The Company promptly shall mail a notice of any such exchange to all of the holders of such Rights at their last addresses as they appear upon the registry books of the Rights Agent. Any notice which is mailed in the manner herein provided shall be deemed given, whether or not the holder receives the notice. Each such notice of exchange shall state the method by which the exchange of the Common Shares for Rights will be effected and, in the event of any partial exchange, the number of Rights which will be exchanged. Any partial exchange shall be effected pro rata based on the number of Rights (other than Rights which have become void pursuant to the provisions of Section 7(e) hereof) held by each holder of Rights.

(c) In any exchange pursuant to this Section 24, the Company, at its option, may substitute Preferred Shares (or other preferred shares that a majority of the Board of Directors determines in good faith to be equivalent to one or more Common Shares) for Common Shares exchangeable for Rights, at the initial rate of one one-thousandth of a Preferred Share (or such other preferred share) for each Common Share, as appropriately adjusted to reflect the voting rights at that time of the Preferred Shares (or such other preferred shares) pursuant to the terms thereof, so that the fraction of a Preferred Share (or other preferred share) delivered in lieu of each Common Share shall have the same voting rights as one Common Share.

(d) In the event that there shall not be sufficient Common Shares or Preferred Shares (or other preferred shares) issued but not outstanding or authorized but unissued to permit any exchange of Rights as contemplated in accordance with this Section 24, the Company shall take all such action as may be necessary to authorize additional Common Shares or Preferred Shares (or other preferred shares) for issuance upon exchange of the Rights.

(e) The Company may, but shall not be required to, issue fractions of Common Shares, Preferred Shares (or other preferred shares) or to distribute certificates which evidence fractional Common Shares. In lieu of any such fractional shares, the Company shall pay to the registered holders of the Right Certificates with regard to which such fractional Common Shares would otherwise be issuable an amount in cash equal to the same fraction of the current market value of a whole Common Share. For the purposes of this paragraph (e), the current market value of a whole Common Share shall be the closing price of a Common Share (as determined pursuant to the second sentence of Section 11(d)(i) hereof) for the Trading Day immediately prior to the date of exchange pursuant to this Section 24.

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Section 25. Notice of Certain Events.

(a) In case the Company shall propose at any time after the Distribution Date (i) to pay any dividend payable in shares of any class to the holders of its Preferred Shares or to make any other distribution to the holders of its Preferred Shares (other than a regular quarterly cash dividend), (ii) to offer to the holders of its Preferred Shares rights or warrants to subscribe for or to purchase any additional Preferred Shares or shares of any class or any other securities, rights or options, (iii) to effect any reclassification of its Preferred Shares (other than a reclassification involving only the subdivision of outstanding Preferred Shares), (iv) to effect any consolidation or merger into or with, or to effect any sale or other transfer (or to permit one or more of its Subsidiaries to effect any sale or other transfer), in one or more transactions, of 50% or more of the assets or earning power of the Company and its Subsidiaries (taken as a whole) to, any other Person, (v) to effect the liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Company, or (vi) to declare or pay any dividend on the Common Shares payable in Common Shares or to effect a subdivision, combination or consolidation of the Common Shares (by reclassification or otherwise than by payment of dividends in Common Shares), then, in each such case, the Company shall give to each holder of a Right Certificate, in accordance with Section 26 hereof, a notice of such proposed action, which shall specify the record date for the purposes of such share dividend, or distribution of rights or warrants, or the date on which such reclassification, consolidation, merger, sale, transfer, liquidation, dissolution, or winding up is to take place and the date of participation therein by the holders of the Common Shares and/or Preferred Shares, if any such date is to be fixed, and such notice shall be so given in the case of any action covered by clause (i) or (ii) above at least 10 days prior to the record date for determining holders of the Preferred Shares for purposes of such action, and in the case of any such other action, at least 10 days prior to the date of the taking of such proposed action or the date of participation therein by the holders of the Common Shares and/or Preferred Shares, whichever shall be the earlier.

(b) In case any of the events set forth in Section 11(a)(ii) hereof shall occur, then the Company shall as soon as practicable thereafter give to each holder of a Right Certificate, in accordance with Section 26 hereof, a notice of the occurrence of such event, which notice shall describe such event and the consequences of such event to holders of Rights under Section 11(a)(ii) hereof.

Section 26. Notices. Notices or demands authorized by this Agreement to be given or made by the Rights Agent or by the holder of any Right Certificate to or on the Company shall be sufficiently given or made if sent by overnight courier delivery service or first-class mail, postage prepaid, addressed (until another address is filed in writing with the Rights Agent) as follows:

Broadway Financial Corporation
5055 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 500
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Attention: Secretary

Any notice or demand authorized by this Agreement to be given or made by the Company or by the holder of any Right Certificate to or on the Rights Agent shall be sufficiently given or

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made if sent by first-class mail, postage prepaid, addressed (until another address is filed in writing with the Company) as follows:

Computershare Trust Company, N.A.

250 Royall Street

Canton, MA 02021

Attention: Client Services

Notices or demands authorized by this Agreement to be given or made by the Company or the Rights Agent to the holder of any Right Certificate shall be sufficiently given or made if sent by first-class mail, postage prepaid, addressed to such holder at the address of such holder as shown on the registry books of the Company.

Section 27. Supplements and Amendments. The Company may from time to time, and the Rights Agent shall if the Company so directs, supplement or amend this Agreement in any respect (including, without limitation, to change the Purchase Price or the Final Expiration Date) which the Company may deem necessary or desirable, any such supplement or amendment to be evidenced by a writing signed by the Company and the Rights Agent without the approval of any holders of Right Certificates; provided, however, that from and after such time as any Person becomes an Acquiring Person, this Agreement shall not be amended in any manner which would adversely affect the interests of the holders of Rights. The Rights Agent shall execute a supplement or amendment subject to the delivery of a certificate from an appropriate officer of the Company. Notwithstanding anything in this Agreement to the contrary, the Rights Agent shall not be required to execute any supplement or amendment to this Agreement that it has determined would adversely affect its own rights, duties, obligations or immunities under this Agreement. No supplement or amendment to this Agreement shall be effective unless duly executed by the Rights Agent.

Section 28. Successors. All the covenants and provisions of this Agreement by or for the benefit of the Company or the Rights Agent shall bind and inure to the benefit of their respective successors and assigns hereunder.

Section 29. Benefits of this Agreement. Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed to give to any Person other than the Company, the Rights Agent and the registered holders of the Right Certificates (and, prior to the Distribution Date, the Common Shares) any legal or equitable right, remedy or claim under this Agreement; and this Agreement shall be for the sole and exclusive benefit of the Company, the Rights Agent and the registered holders of the Right Certificates (and, prior to the Distribution Date, the Common Shares).

Section 30. Severability. If any term, provision, covenant or restriction of this Agreement is held by a court of competent jurisdiction or other authority to be invalid, void or unenforceable, the remainder of the terms, provisions, covenants and restrictions of this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect and shall in no way be affected, impaired or invalidated; provided, however, that if such excluded provision shall affect the rights, immunities, liabilities, duties or obligations of the Rights Agent, the Rights Agent shall be entitled to resign immediately upon written notice to the Company.

Section 31. Governing Law. This Agreement and each Right Certificate issued hereunder shall be deemed to be a contract made under the laws of the State of Delaware and for

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all purposes shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of such State applicable to contracts to be made and performed entirely within such State.

Section 32. Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in any number of counterparts and each of such counterparts shall for all purposes be deemed to be an original, and all such counterparts shall together constitute but one and the same instrument.

Section 33. Descriptive Headings. Descriptive headings of the Sections of this Agreement are inserted for convenience only and shall not control or affect the meaning or construction of any of the provisions hereof.

Section 34. Determinations and Actions by the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors of the Company shall have the exclusive power and authority to administer this Agreement and to exercise all rights and powers specifically granted to the Board of Directors or the Company or as may be necessary or advisable in the administration of this Agreement, including, without limitation, the right and power to (a) interpret the provisions of this Agreement, and (b) make all determinations deemed necessary or advisable for the administration of this Agreement (including a determination to redeem or not redeem the Rights or to amend this Agreement). All such actions, interpretations and determinations (including, for the purpose of clause (b) above, all omissions with respect to the foregoing) which are done or made by the Board of Directors in good faith, shall (without limiting any of the rights and immunities or adversely affecting the obligations and duties of the Rights Agent) (x) be final, conclusive and binding on the Company, the Rights Agent, the holders of the Right Certificates and all other parties, and (y) not subject the Board of Directors to any liability to the holders of the Right Certificates.

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Agreement to be duly executed and attested, all as of the day and year first above written.

BROADWAY FINANCIAL CORPORATION

By:

/s/ Wayne-Kent A. Bradshaw

Name:

Wayne-Kent A. Bradshaw

Title:

Chief Executive Officer and

President

Attest:

By:

/s/ Brenda J. Battey

Name:

Brenda J. Battey

Title:

Chief Financial Officer

COMPUTERSHARE TRUST COMPANY, N.A.

By:

/s/ Dennis V. Moccia

Name:

Dennis V. Moccia

Title:

Senior Manager, Contract Operations

Attest:

By:

/s/ Heather Obi

Name:

Heather Obi

Title:

Relationship Manager


Exhibit A

CERTIFICATE OF DESIGNATION, PREFERENCES AND RIGHTS
OF SERIES B JUNIOR PARTICIPATING PREFERRED STOCK,
$0.01 PAR VALUE

of

BROADWAY FINANCIAL CORPORATION

Pursuant to Section 151 of the General Corporation Law
of the State of Delaware

Broadway Financial Corporation, a corporation organized and existing under the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware (the “Corporation”), in accordance with the provisions of Section 103 thereof, does hereby certify:

That pursuant to the authority conferred upon the Board of Directors by the Certificate of Incorporation of the Corporation, as amended, the Board of Directors on September 10, 2019 adopted the following resolution creating a series of shares of preferred stock designated as “Series B Junior Participating Preferred Stock,” $0.01 par value;

RESOLVED, that pursuant to the authority granted in the Certificate of Incorporation, as amended, of the Corporation, the Board of Directors hereby classifies 35,000 shares of the Corporation’s authorized but unissued shares of preferred stock as shares of Series B Junior Participating Preferred Stock, the preferences, conversion and other rights, voting powers, restrictions, limitations as to dividends and other distributions, qualifications, and terms and conditions of redemption of which shall be as follows:

Section 1. Designation and Amount. There shall be a series of preferred shares of the Corporation, $0.01 par value per share, which shall be designated “Series B Junior Participating Preferred Stock” (the “Series B Preferred Shares”), and the number of shares constituting that series shall be 35,000. Such number of shares may be increased or decreased by resolution of the Board of Directors and by the filing of a certificate in accordance with the provisions of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware stating that such increase or reduction has been so authorized; provided, however, that no decrease shall reduce the number of Series B Preferred Shares to a number less than the number of Series B Preferred Shares then outstanding plus the number of Series B Preferred Shares issuable upon exercise of outstanding rights, options or warrants or upon conversion of outstanding securities issued by the Corporation.

Section 2. Dividends and Distributions.

(A) Subject to the prior and superior rights of the holders of any shares of any class or series of preferred shares of the Corporation ranking prior and superior to the Series B Preferred Shares with respect to dividends, the holders of Series B Preferred Shares shall be entitled to receive, when, as and if declared by the Board of Directors out of funds legally available for such purpose, quarterly dividends payable in cash to holders of record on the last Business Day of January, April, July and October in each year (each such date being referred to herein as a “Quarterly Dividend Payment Date”) (commencing on the first Quarterly Dividend Payment Date


after the first issuance of a Series B Preferred Share or fraction thereof) in an amount per share (rounded to the nearest cent) equal to the greater of (a) $0.01 or (b) subject to the provision for adjustment hereinafter set forth, 1,000 times the aggregate per share amount of all cash dividends, and 1,000 times the aggregate per share amount (payable in kind) of all non-cash dividends or other distributions other than a dividend payable in Common Shares (hereinafter defined) or a subdivision of the outstanding Common Shares (by a reclassification or otherwise), authorized on the shares of common stock, par value $0.01 per share, and the shares of non-voting common stock, par value $0.01 per share, of the Corporation (collectively, the “Common Shares”) since the immediately preceding Quarterly Dividend Payment Date, or, with respect to the first Quarterly Dividend Payment Date, since the first issuance of any Series B Preferred Share or fraction thereof. In the event the Corporation shall at any time following September 23, 2019 (i) declare any dividend on Common Shares payable in Common Shares, (ii) subdivide the outstanding Common Shares or (iii) combine the outstanding Common Shares into a smaller number of shares, then in each such case the amount to which holders of Series B Preferred Shares were entitled immediately prior to such event under clause (b) of the preceding sentence shall be adjusted by multiplying each such amount by a fraction the numerator of which is the number of Common Shares outstanding immediately after such event and the denominator of which is the number of Common Shares that were outstanding immediately prior to such event.

(B) The Corporation shall declare a dividend or distribution on the Series B Preferred Shares as provided in paragraph (A) above at the time it declares a dividend or distribution on the Common Shares (other than a dividend payable in Common Shares).

(C) No dividend or distribution (other than a dividend or distribution payable in Common Shares) shall be paid or payable to the holders of Common Shares unless, prior thereto, all accrued but unpaid dividends to the date of that dividend or distribution shall have been paid to the holders of Series B Preferred Shares.

(D) Dividends shall begin to accrue and be cumulative on outstanding Series B Preferred Shares from the Quarterly Dividend Payment Date next preceding the date of issuance of such Series B Preferred Shares, unless the date of issuance of such shares is prior to the record date for the first Quarterly Dividend Payment Date, in which case dividends on such shares shall begin to accrue and be cumulative from the date of issuance of such shares, or unless the date of issuance is a Quarterly Dividend Payment Date or is a date after the record date for the determination of holders of Series B Preferred Shares entitled to receive a quarterly dividend and before such Quarterly Dividend Payment Date, in either of which events such dividends shall begin to accrue and be cumulative from such Quarterly Dividend Payment Date. Accrued but unpaid dividends shall not bear interest. Dividends paid on the Series B Preferred Shares in an amount less than the total amount of such dividends at the time accrued and payable on such shares shall be allocated pro rata on a share-by-share basis among all such shares at the time outstanding. The Board of Directors may fix a record date for the determination of holders of Series B Preferred Shares entitled to receive payment of a dividend or distribution declared thereon, which record date shall be no more than 30 days prior to the date fixed for the payment thereof.

Section 3. Voting Rights. The holders of Series B Preferred Shares shall have the following voting rights:

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(A) Subject to the provision for adjustment hereinafter set forth, each one one-thousandth of a Series B Preferred Share shall entitle the holder thereof to one vote on all matters submitted to a vote of the stockholders of the Corporation. In the event the Corporation shall at any time following September 23, 2019 (i) declare any dividend on Common Shares payable in Common Shares, (ii) subdivide the outstanding Common Shares or (iii) combine the outstanding Common Shares into a smaller number of shares, then in each such case the number of votes per share to which holders of Series B Preferred Shares were entitled immediately prior to such event shall be adjusted by multiplying such number by a fraction the numerator of which is the number of Common Shares outstanding immediately after such event and the denominator of which is the number of Common Shares that were outstanding immediately prior to such event.

(B) Except as otherwise provided herein or in the Certificate of Incorporation of the Corporation, including any certificate of designation creating any other series of preferred stock, the holders of Series B Preferred Shares, the holders of Common Shares and the holders of any other shares of stock of the Corporation having general voting rights shall vote together as one class on all matters submitted to a vote of stockholders of the Corporation.

(C) Except as otherwise provided herein or required by law, holders of Series B Preferred Shares shall have no special voting rights and their consent shall not be required (except to the extent they are entitled to vote with holders of Common Shares as provided herein) for taking any corporate action.

Section 4. Certain Restrictions.

(A) Whenever any quarterly dividends or other dividends or distributions payable on the Series B Preferred Shares as provided in Section 2 are in arrears, then, thereafter and until all accrued and unpaid dividends and distributions, whether or not declared, on Series B Preferred Shares outstanding shall have been paid in full, the Corporation shall not:

(i) declare or pay dividends on, make any other distributions on, or redeem or purchase or otherwise acquire for consideration any shares ranking junior (either as to dividends or upon liquidation, dissolution or winding up) to the Series B Preferred Shares, other than dividends paid or payable in such junior shares;

(ii) declare or pay dividends on or make any other distributions on any shares ranking on a parity (either as to dividends or upon liquidation, dissolution or winding up) with the Series B Preferred Shares, except dividends paid ratably on the Series B Preferred Shares and all such parity shares on which dividends are payable or in arrears in proportion to the total amounts to which the holders of all such shares are then entitled;

(iii) redeem or purchase or otherwise acquire for consideration shares ranking on a parity (either as to dividends or upon liquidation, dissolution or winding up) with the Series B Preferred Shares, provided that the Corporation may at any time redeem, purchase or otherwise acquire any such parity shares in exchange for shares of the Corporation ranking junior (either as to dividends or upon dissolution, liquidation or winding up) to the Series B Preferred Shares; or

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(iv) purchase or otherwise acquire for consideration any Series B Preferred Shares, except in accordance with a purchase offer made in writing or by publication (as determined by the Board of Directors) to all holders of such shares upon such terms as the Board of Directors, after consideration of the respective annual dividend rates and other relative rights and preferences of the respective series and classes of the Corporation’s shares, shall determine in good faith will result in fair and equitable treatment among such respective series or classes.

(B) The Corporation shall not permit any subsidiary of the Corporation to purchase or otherwise acquire for consideration any shares of the Corporation unless the Corporation could, under paragraph (A) of this Section, purchase or otherwise acquire such shares at such time and in such manner.

Section 5. Reacquired Shares. Any Series B Preferred Shares purchased or otherwise acquired by the Corporation in any manner whatsoever shall become authorized but unissued shares and may be reissued as part of a new series of preferred shares to be created by resolution or resolutions of the Board of Directors, subject to the conditions and restrictions on issuance set forth herein.

Section 6. Liquidation, Dissolution or Winding Up.

(A) Upon any voluntary liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Corporation, no distribution shall be made to the holders of shares ranking junior (either as to dividends or upon liquidation, dissolution or winding up) to the Series B Preferred Shares unless, prior thereto, the holders of Series B Preferred Shares shall have received $1.00 per share, plus an amount equal to accrued and unpaid dividends and distributions thereon, whether or not declared, to the date of such payment (the “Series B Liquidation Preference”). Following payment of the full amount of the Series B Liquidation Preference, no additional distributions shall be made to the holders of Series B Preferred Shares unless, prior thereto, the holders of Common Shares shall have received an amount per share (the “Common Adjustment”) equal to the quotient obtained by dividing (i) the Series B Liquidation Preference by (ii) 1,000 (as appropriately adjusted as set forth in subparagraph C below to reflect such events as share splits, share dividends and recapitalizations with respect to the Common Shares) (such number in clause (ii) being referred to herein as the “Adjustment Number”). Following the payment of the full amount of the Series B Liquidation Preference and the Common Adjustment in respect of all outstanding Series B Preferred Shares and Common Shares, respectively, holders of Series B Preferred Shares and holders of Common Shares shall receive their ratable and proportionate share of the remaining assets to be distributed in the ratio, on a per share basis, of the Adjustment Number to 1 with respect to such Series B Preferred Shares and Common Shares, respectively.

(B) In the event, however, that there are not sufficient assets available to permit payment in full of the Series B Liquidation Preference and the liquidation preferences of all other series of preferred shares, if any, which rank on a parity with the Series B Preferred Shares, then such remaining assets shall be distributed ratably to the holders of the Series B Preferred Shares and such parity shares in proportion to their respective liquidation preferences.

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(C) In the event the Corporation shall at any time following September 23, 2019 (i) declare any dividend on Common Shares payable in Common Shares, (ii) subdivide the outstanding Common Shares or (iii) combine the outstanding Common Shares into a smaller number of shares, then in each such case the Adjustment Number in effect immediately prior to such event shall be adjusted by multiplying such Adjustment Number by a fraction the numerator of which is the number of Common Shares outstanding immediately after such event and the denominator of which is the number of Common Shares that were outstanding immediately prior to such event.

Section 7. Consolidation, Merger, etc. If the Corporation shall enter into any consolidation, merger, combination or other transaction in which the Common Shares are exchanged for or changed into other shares or securities, cash and/or any other property, then in any such case, the Series B Preferred Shares shall at the same time be similarly exchanged or changed in an amount per share (subject to the provision for adjustment hereinafter set forth) equal to 1,000 times the aggregate amount of shares, securities, cash and/or any other property (payable in kind), as the case may be, into which or for which each Common Share is changed or exchanged. In the event the Corporation shall at any time (i) declare any dividend on Common Shares payable in Common Shares, (ii) subdivide the outstanding Common Shares or (iii) combine the outstanding Common Shares into a smaller number of shares, then in each such case the amount set forth in the preceding sentence with respect to the exchange or change of Series B Preferred Shares shall be adjusted by multiplying such amount by a fraction the numerator of which is the number of Common Shares outstanding immediately after such event and the denominator of which is the number of Common Shares that were outstanding immediately prior to such event.

Section 8. Redemption. The Series B Preferred Shares shall not be redeemable by the Corporation. The preceding sentence shall not limit the ability of the Corporation to purchase or otherwise deal in such shares to the extent permitted by law.

Section 9. Ranking. The Series B Preferred Shares shall rank junior to all other series of the Corporation’s preferred shares (whether with or without par value) as to the payment of dividends and the distribution of assets, unless the terms of any such series shall provide otherwise.

Section 10. Amendment. Neither the Corporation’s Certificate of Incorporation nor its Certificate of Designation, Preferences and Rights relating to the Series B Preferred Shares shall be amended in any manner which would materially and adversely alter or change the preferences, rights or other terms of the Series B Preferred Shares without the affirmative vote of the holders of a majority or more of the outstanding Series B Preferred Shares, voting separately as a class.

Section 11. Fractional Shares. Series B Preferred Shares may be issued in fractions of a share that are integral multiples of one-one thousandth of a share, which shall entitle the holder, in proportion to such holder’s fractional shares, to exercise voting rights, receive dividends and participate in distributions and to have the benefit of all other rights of holders of Series B Preferred Shares.

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Corporation has caused this Certificate to be duly executed by the undersigned officer this day of , 2019.

BROADWAY FINANCIAL CORPORATION

By:

Name:

Title:

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Exhibit B

[Form of Right Certificate]

Certificate No. R-

Rights

NOT EXERCISABLE AFTER SEPTEMBER 10, 2029 OR EARLIER IF THE RIGHTS EXPIRE UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES OR ARE EXCHANGED OR REDEEMED BY THE COMPANY. THE RIGHTS ARE SUBJECT TO REDEMPTION, AT THE OPTION OF THE COMPANY, AT $0.001 PER RIGHT ON THE TERMS SET FORTH IN THE RIGHTS AGREEMENT. UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, RIGHTS BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY AN ACQUIRING PERSON (AS SUCH TERM IS DEFINED IN THE RIGHTS AGREEMENT) AND ANY SUBSEQUENT HOLDER OF SUCH RIGHTS MAY BECOME NULL AND VOID. [THE RIGHTS REPRESENTED BY THIS CERTIFICATE ARE OR WERE BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY A PERSON WHO WAS OR BECAME AN ACQUIRING PERSON OR AN AFFILIATE OR ASSOCIATE OF AN ACQUIRING PERSON (AS SUCH TERMS ARE DEFINED IN THE RIGHTS AGREEMENT). ACCORDINGLY, THIS RIGHT CERTIFICATE AND THE RIGHTS REPRESENTED HEREBY MAY BECOME VOID IN THE CIRCUMSTANCES SPECIFIED IN SECTION 7(e) OF SUCH AGREEMENT.]*

Right Certificate

BROADWAY FINANCIAL CORPORATION

This certifies that , or registered assigns, is the registered owner of the number of Rights set forth above, each of which entitles the owner thereof, subject to the terms, provisions and conditions of the Rights Agreement, dated as of September 10, 2019 (the “Rights Agreement”), between Broadway Financial Corporation, a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), and Computershare Trust Company, N.A., a federally chartered trust company (and any successor thereto, the “Rights Agent”), to purchase from the Company at any time after the Distribution Date (as such term is defined in the Rights Agreement) and prior to 5:00 p.m. (Pacific time) on September 10, 2029, or any earlier date of redemption or exchange of the Rights by the Company pursuant to the Rights Agreement, at the office of the Rights Agent (or its successors as Rights Agent) designated for such purpose, one one-thousandth of a fully paid, non-assessable share of Series B Junior Participating Preferred Stock (a “Preferred Share”) of the Company, at a purchase price of $3.60 per one one-thousandth of a Preferred Share (the “Purchase Price”), upon presentation and surrender of this Right Certificate with the appropriate Form of Election to Purchase and related Certificate duly executed. The number of Rights evidenced by this Right Certificate (and the number of Preferred Shares which may be purchased upon exercise thereof) set forth above, and the Purchase Price per Preferred Share set forth above, are the number and


* The portion of the legend in brackets shall be inserted only if applicable and shall replace the preceding sentence.


Purchase Price as of September 23, 2019, based on the Preferred Shares as constituted at such date. Capitalized terms not defined in this Right Certificate that are defined in the Rights Agreement shall have the meanings ascribed to them in the Rights Agreement.

Upon the occurrence of a Triggering Event, if the Rights evidenced by this Right Certificate are Beneficially Owned by (i) an Acquiring Person or an Affiliate or Associate of any such Acquiring Person, (ii) under certain circumstances specified in the Rights Agreement, a transferee of any such Acquiring Person, Associate or Affiliate, or (iii) under certain circumstances specified in the Rights Agreement, a transferee of a person who, after such transfer, became an Acquiring Person, or an Affiliate or Associate of an Acquiring Person, such Rights shall become null and void and no holder hereof shall have any right with respect to such Rights from and after the occurrence of any such Triggering Event.

As provided in the Rights Agreement, the Purchase Price and the number and kind of Preferred Shares or other securities, which may be purchased upon the exercise of the Rights evidenced by this Right Certificate are subject to modification and adjustment upon the happening of certain events.

This Right Certificate is subject to all of the terms, provisions and conditions of the Rights Agreement, which terms, provisions and conditions are hereby incorporated herein by reference and made a part hereof and to which Rights Agreement reference is hereby made for a full description of the rights, limitations of rights, obligations, duties and immunities hereunder of the Rights Agent, the Company and the holders of the Right Certificates, which limitations of rights include the temporary suspension of the exercisability of such Rights under certain circumstances specified in such Rights Agreement. Copies of the Rights Agreement are on file at the above-mentioned office of the Rights Agent and are also available upon written request to the Rights Agent.

This Right Certificate, with or without other Right Certificates, upon surrender at the principal corporate trust office of the Rights Agent, may be exchanged for another Right Certificate or Right Certificates of like tenor and date evidencing Rights entitling the holder to purchase a like aggregate number of Preferred Shares as the Rights evidenced by the Right Certificate or Right Certificates surrendered shall have entitled such holder to purchase. If this Right Certificate shall be exercised in part, the holder shall be entitled to receive upon surrender hereof another Right Certificate or Right Certificates for the number of whole Rights not exercised.

Subject to the provisions of the Rights Agreement, the Rights evidenced by this Certificate may be redeemed by the Company at its option at a redemption price of $0.001 per Right at any time prior to such time as any Person becomes an Acquiring Person.

No fractional Preferred Shares will be issued upon the exercise of any Right or Rights evidenced hereby (other than fractions which are integral multiples of one one-thousandth of a Preferred Share, which may, at the election of the Company, be evidenced by depositary receipts), but in lieu thereof a cash payment will be made, as provided in the Rights Agreement.

No holder of this Right Certificate, as such, shall be entitled to vote or receive dividends or be deemed for any purpose the holder of Preferred Shares or of any other securities of the

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Company which may at any time be issuable on the exercise hereof, nor shall anything contained in the Rights Agreement or herein be construed to confer upon the holder hereof, as such, any of the rights of a stockholder of the Company or any right to vote for the election of directors or upon any matter submitted to stockholders at any meeting thereof, or to give or withhold consent to any corporate action, or, to receive notice of meetings or other actions affecting stockholders (except as provided in the Rights Agreement), or to receive dividends or subscription rights, or otherwise, until the Right or Rights evidenced by this Right Certificate shall have been exercised as provided in the Rights Agreement.

This Right Certificate shall not be valid or obligatory for any purpose until it shall have been countersigned by the Rights Agent.

WITNESS the facsimile signature of the proper officers of the Company and its seal.

Dated as of , 20 .

BROADWAY FINANCIAL CORPORATION

By:

Name:

Title:

Attest: (SEAL)

By:

Name:

Title:

Countersigned:

Computershare Trust Company, N.A., as Rights Agent

By:

Authorized Signature

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[Form of Reverse Side of Right Certificate]

FORM OF ASSIGNMENT

(To be executed by the registered holder if such holder desires to transfer the Right Certificate.)

FOR VALUE RECEIVED

hereby sells, assigns and transfers unto

(Please print name and address of transferee)

this Right Certificate, together with all right, title and interest therein, and does hereby irrevocably constitute and appoint Attorney, to transfer the within Right Certificate on the books of the within-named Company, with full power of substitution.

Date:

, 20

Signature

Signature Guaranteed:

Certificate

The undersigned hereby certifies by checking the appropriate boxes that:

(1) this Right Certificate [ ] is [ ] is not being sold, assigned and transferred by or on behalf of a Person who is or was an Acquiring Person or an Affiliate or Associate of any such Acquiring Person (as such terms are defined pursuant to the Rights Agreement);

(2) after due inquiry and to the best knowledge of the undersigned, it [ ] did [ ] did not acquire the Rights evidenced by this Right Certificate from any Person who is, was or subsequently became an Acquiring Person or an Affiliate or Associate of an Acquiring Person.

Date:

, 20

Signature

NOTICE

The signature to the foregoing Assignment and Certificate must correspond to the name as written upon the face of this Right Certificate in every particular, without alteration or enlargement or any change whatsoever.


FORM OF ELECTION TO PURCHASE

(To be executed if holder desires to
exercise Rights evidenced by the Right Certificate.)

To: BROADWAY FINANCIAL CORPORATION

The undersigned hereby irrevocably elects to exercise Rights evidenced by this Right Certificate to purchase the Preferred Shares issuable upon the exercise of the Rights (or such other securities of the Company or of any other person as may be issuable upon the exercise of the Rights) and requests that certificates for such shares be issued in the name of:

(Please print name and address)

Please insert Social Security

or other identifying number:

If such number of Rights shall not be all the Rights evidenced by this Right Certificate, a new Right Certificate for the balance of such Rights shall be registered in the name of and delivered to:

(Please print name and address)

Please insert Social Security

or other identifying number:

Date:

, 20

Signature


Signature Guaranteed:

Certificate

The undersigned hereby certifies by checking the appropriate boxes that:

(1) the Rights evidenced by this Right Certificate [ ] are [ ] are not being exercised by or on behalf of a Person who is or was an Acquiring Person or an Affiliate or Associate of any such Acquiring Person (as such terms are defined pursuant to the Rights Agreement);

(2) after due inquiry and to the best knowledge of the undersigned, it [ ] did [ ] did not acquire the Rights evidenced by this Right Certificate from any Person who is, was or became an Acquiring Person or an Affiliate or Associate of an Acquiring Person.

Date:

, 20

Signature

NOTICE

The signature to the foregoing Election to Purchase and Certificate must correspond to the name as written upon the face of this Right Certificate in every particular, without alteration or enlargement or any change whatsoever.


Exhibit 99.1

News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BROADWAY FINANCIAL CORPORATION
ANNOUNCES ADOPTION OF STOCKHOLDER RIGHTS PLAN

LOS ANGELES, CA - September 11, 2019 - Broadway Financial Corporation (the “Company”) (NASDAQ Capital Market: BYFC), the parent company of Broadway Federal Bank, f.s.b., today announced that its board of directors approved a stockholder rights plan (the “Rights Plan”) on September 10, 2019. The board’s purpose in adopting the Rights Plan is to protect the Company’s stockholders against the possibility of attempts to acquire control of or influence over the Company through open market or privately negotiated purchases of the Company’s common stock without payment of a fair price to all of the Company’s stockholders or through other tactics that do not provide fair treatment to all stockholders.

The Rights Plan, which was approved by the board of directors after consultation with the Company’s legal and financial advisors, is similar to rights plans that have been adopted by many public companies. Adoption of the Rights Plan is intended to encourage a potential acquiror of the Company to negotiate directly with the board of directors, and to assist the board in seeking to obtain the greatest value available to stockholders. The Rights Plan will not interfere with any merger, acquisition or business combination, or capital financing opportunity, that the Company’s board of directors believes to be in the best interest of the Company’s stockholders.

In connection with the Rights Plan, the Board has declared a dividend distribution of one preferred stock purchase right (a “Right”) for each outstanding share of the Company’s common stock and nonvoting common stock (collectively, the Company’s “Common Shares”) held by stockholders of record on September 23, 2019. Each Right will initially entitle a holder, upon the occurrence of certain events, to purchase, for an exercise price of $3.60 per Right, one one-thousandth of a share of Series B Junior Participating Preferred Stock of the Company, which would have voting and economic rights equivalent to one share of common stock of the Company. The Rights distribution is not expected to be taxable to stockholders.

The Rights will not become exercisable unless, with certain exceptions, an investor, including the investor’s affiliates and associates (each as defined in the Rights Plan), acquires beneficial ownership of 10% or more of the Company’s Common Shares, or announces a tender offer that would result in the investor, together with the investor’s affiliates and associates, owning 10% or more of the Company’s Common Shares. For this purpose, an investor will be deemed to have beneficial ownership of Common Shares that are owned by persons and entities with whom the investor has an agreement, arrangement or understanding for the purpose of acquiring, holding, voting or disposing of Common Shares or any other securities of the Company, as well as Common Shares held by persons or entities who are acting in concert with the investor to obtain control of, or to exercise a controlling influence over the management or policies of, the Company.

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The Rights Plan excludes from its 10% ownership trigger level any investor who, alone or together with the investor’s affiliates and associates, currently owns 10% or more of the Company’s Common Shares, but such investors would lose their exempted status if they acquire additional Common Shares, or if their ownership of Common Shares falls below the 10% trigger level, after the date the Rights Plan was adopted.

If an investor (an “Acquiring Person”), alone or together with the investor’s affiliates and associates, acquires beneficial ownership of 10% or more of the Company’s outstanding Common Shares, the Rights will automatically convert to rights entitling their holders, other than the Acquiring Person, its affiliates and associates, and their transferees, to purchase Common Shares from the Company, in lieu of Series B Junior Participating Preferred Stock, at half of the then current market price of the Common Shares, up to the amount of the purchase price under the Rights. Alternatively, the Company would have the right, subject to certain limitations, to exchange all or part of the Rights for Common Shares of the Company at an exchange ratio of one Common Share, or preferred shares having equivalent value as determined by the board of directors, for each Right exchanged.

The Rights Plan may be terminated or amended by the Board at any time prior to the Rights becoming exercisable and may be amended thereafter in any manner that would not adversely affect the interests of the holders of Rights. In addition, the Company’s board of directors may elect to redeem the Rights at a redemption price of $0.001 per Right at any time before the triggering 10% ownership level has been reached, which redemption price may be paid in cash, Common Shares or other consideration. The Rights will expire on September 10, 2029, unless earlier redeemed or exchanged by the Company.

More detailed information regarding the Rights Plan and the Rights that will be distributed to the holders of the Company’s Common Shares will be provided in a Current Report on Form 8-K that the Company will file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. A copy of the Rights Agreement comprising the Rights Plan and setting forth the terms of the Rights will be attached as an exhibit to the Form 8-K filing.

About Broadway Financial Corporation

Broadway Financial Corporation conducts its operations through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Broadway Federal Bank, f.s.b., which is the leading community-oriented savings bank in Southern California serving low-to-moderate income communities. We offer a variety of residential and commercial real estate loan products for consumers, businesses, and non-profit organizations, other loan products, and a variety of deposit products, including checking, savings and money market accounts, certificates of deposits and retirement accounts. The Bank operates three full service branches, two in the city of Los Angeles, and one located in the nearby city of Inglewood, California.

Shareholders, analysts and others seeking information about the Company are invited to write to: Broadway Financial Corporation, Investor Relations, 5055 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 500, Los Angeles, CA 90036, or visit our website at https://clicktime.cloud.postoffice.net/clicktime.php?U=www.broadwayfederalbank.com&E=jsamkhem%40broadwayfederalbank.com&X=XID137XikDX37857Xd3&T=BFB9&HV=U,E,X,T&H=e35d7fb3363dcc712edd6348a3d87497bc1d3853.

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SOURCE: Broadway Financial Corporation

Contact:

Brenda J. Battey, Chief Financial Officer, (323) 556-3264; or

investor.relations@broadwayfederalbank.com

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