This excerpt taken from the BUCA 8-K filed Aug 11, 2008.
Section 2.2 Exchange of Certificates.
(a) Prior to the Effective Time, Parent shall designate a bank or trust company that is reasonably acceptable to the Company to act as the payment agent in connection with the Merger (the Paying Agent). Prior to the Effective Time, Parent or Purchaser shall deposit, or cause to be deposited, with the Paying Agent, for the benefit of the holders of Shares, cash in an amount sufficient to pay the aggregate Merger Consideration required to be paid pursuant to this Agreement (such cash being referred to as the Payment Fund). The Payment Fund shall be invested by the Paying Agent as directed by Parent; provided, that such investment shall be in (i) direct obligations of, or guaranteed by, the United States of America, (ii) obligations for which the full faith and credit of the United States of America is pledged to provide for payment of all principal and interest, or (iii) commercial paper obligations rated A-1 or P-1 or better by Moodys Investors Service, Inc. or Standard & Poors Corporation, respectively, certificates of deposit, bank repurchase agreements or bankers acceptances of commercial banks with capital exceeding $1 billion, or money market funds having a rating in the highest investment category granted by a recognized credit rating agency at the time of acquisition, pending payment thereof by the Paying Agent to the holders of the Shares; provided, that no gain or loss thereon shall affect the amounts payable to the holders of Shares following the Effective Time and Parent shall promptly deposit additional cash into the Payment Fund in an amount that is equal to the deficiency in the amount of cash required to satisfy fully all such cash payment obligations. Earnings (including interest and other income) resulting from such investments shall be the sole and exclusive property of Parent, and no part of such earnings shall accrue to the benefit of holders of Shares.
(b) The Paying Agent shall, within two business days following the Effective Time, mail to each holder of record of a certificate or certificates that immediately prior to the Effective Time represented outstanding Shares (the Certificates) and whose Shares were converted pursuant to Section 2.1(c) into the right to receive the Merger Consideration (i) a letter of transmittal (which shall specify that delivery shall be effected, and risk of loss and title to the Certificates shall pass, only upon delivery of the Certificates to the Paying Agent and shall be in such customary form and have such other provisions as Parent may reasonably specify) and (ii) instructions for effecting the surrender of the Certificates in exchange for payment of the Merger Consideration. Upon surrender of a Certificate for cancellation to the Paying Agent or to such other agent or agents as may be appointed by Parent in accordance with the terms of the letter of transmittal, together with such letter of transmittal, duly executed, the holder of such Certificate shall be entitled to receive in exchange therefor the Merger Consideration for each Share formerly represented by such Certificate and the Certificate so surrendered shall forthwith be cancelled. Such payment shall be made to the holder of record within two business days of receipt of a duly executed letter of transmittal by the Paying Agent and shall be made by either bank check or electronic wire transfer, at the option of the holder of record. No interest will be paid or accrued on any amount payable upon due surrender of the Certificates. If payment of the Merger Consideration is to be made to a Person other than the Person in whose name the surrendered Certificate is registered, it shall be a condition precedent to payment that (x) the Certificate so surrendered shall be properly endorsed or otherwise shall be in proper form for transfer and (y) the Person requesting such payment shall have paid any transfer and other similar Taxes required by reason of the payment of the Merger Consideration to a Person other than the registered holder of the Certificate surrendered or shall have established to the satisfaction of the Surviving Corporation that such Tax either has been paid or is not required to be paid. Until surrendered as contemplated by this Section 2.2, each Certificate shall be deemed at any time after the Effective Time to represent only the right to receive the Merger Consideration in cash as contemplated by this Section 2.2.
(c) At the Effective Time, the stock transfer books of the Company shall be closed and thereafter there shall be no further registration of transfers of Shares that were outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Time on the records of the Company. From and after the Effective Time, the holders of Certificates outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Time shall cease to have any rights with respect to such Shares except as otherwise provided for in this Agreement or by applicable law. If, after the
Effective Time, Certificates are presented to the Surviving Corporation, Parent or the Paying Agent for any reason, then such Certificates shall be cancelled and exchanged as provided in this Article II.
(d) At any time following six months after the Effective Time, the Paying Agent shall deliver to Parent any portion of the Payment Fund (including any proceeds of any investment thereof) made available to the Paying Agent and not disbursed (or for which disbursement is pending) to holders of Certificates, and thereafter such holders shall be entitled to look only to the Surviving Corporation (subject to abandoned property, escheat or other similar laws) and only as general creditors thereof with respect to the Merger Consideration payable upon due surrender of their Certificates, together with a duly executed letter of transmittal, without any interest thereon. Notwithstanding the foregoing, none of the Surviving Corporation, Parent, the Paying Agent or any other Person shall be liable to any holder of a Certificate for any amount properly delivered to a public official pursuant to any applicable abandoned property, escheat or similar law.
(e) Notwithstanding anything in this Agreement to the contrary, Parent, Purchaser, the Surviving Corporation and the Paying Agent, as the case may be, shall each be entitled to deduct and withhold from the relevant Merger Consideration, Offer Price or any other amounts otherwise payable pursuant to this Agreement to any holder of Shares such amounts that Parent, Purchaser, the Surviving Corporation or the Paying Agent, as the case may be, is required to deduct and withhold with respect to the making of such payment under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the Code), the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder or any provision of applicable state, local or foreign law. To the extent that amounts are so withheld by Parent, Purchaser, the Surviving Corporation or the Paying Agent, case the case may be, such amounts shall be treated for all purposes of this Agreement as having been paid to the holder of Shares in respect of which such deduction and withholding was made.
(f) In the event that any Certificates shall have been lost, stolen or destroyed, the Paying Agent shall make payment in exchange for such lost, stolen or destroyed Certificates, upon the making of an affidavit of that fact by the holder thereof, the Merger Consideration payable in respect thereof pursuant to Section 2.1; provided, however, that Parent may, in its discretion and as a condition precedent to the payment of such Merger Consideration, require the owners of such lost, stolen or destroyed Certificates to deliver a written indemnity agreement reasonably satisfactory to Parent and, if reasonably deemed advisable by Parent, a bond in such sum as Parent may reasonably direct as indemnity against any claim that may be made against Parent, the Surviving Corporation or the Paying Agent with respect to the Certificates alleged to have been lost, stolen or destroyed.