This excerpt taken from the UNFY 8-K filed Mar 15, 2006.
5.1 Covenants of the Company.
During the period from the date of this Agreement and continuing until the Effective Time, except as expressly contemplated or permitted by this Agreement, or with the prior written consent of Parent, the Company shall carry on its business in the ordinary course consistent with past practices. The Company will use its commercially reasonable efforts, consistent with past practices, to (x) preserve its business organization intact, (y) keep available to itself and Parent the present services of the employees of the Company and (z) preserve for itself and Parent the goodwill of the customers of the Company and others with whom business relationships exist. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, and except as set forth in Section 5.1(c) of the Company Disclosure Schedule or as otherwise contemplated by this Agreement or consented to by Parent in writing, which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed, the Company shall not:
(a) declare or pay any dividends on, or make other distributions in respect of, any of its capital stock;
(b) (i) split, combine or reclassify any shares of its capital stock or issue, authorize or propose the issuance of any other securities in respect of, in lieu of or in substitution for shares of its capital stock, or (ii) repurchase, redeem or otherwise acquire, any shares of the capital stock of the Company, or any securities convertible into or exercisable for any shares of the capital stock of the Company;
(c) issue, deliver or sell, or authorize or propose the issuance, delivery or sale of, any shares of its capital stock or any securities convertible into or exercisable for, or any rights, warrants or options to acquire, any such shares, or enter into any agreement with respect to any of the foregoing, other than issuances, deliveries or sales in the ordinary course consistent with past practices;
(d) amend its certificate of incorporation, bylaws or other similar governing documents;
(e) make individual capital expenditures of $50,000 in the aggregate;
(f) enter into any new line of business or any material partnership arrangements, joint development agreements or strategic alliances;
(g) acquire or agree to acquire, by merging or consolidating with, or by purchasing an equity interest in or the assets of, or by any other manner, any business or any corporation, partnership, association or other business organization or division thereof;
(h) take any action that is intended or may reasonably be expected to result in any of the conditions to the Merger set forth in Article VII not being satisfied, or in a violation of any provision of this Agreement, except, in every case, as may be required by applicable law;
(i) change its methods of accounting in effect at April 30, 2005, except for changes effected to comply with Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 86, and except as required by changes in GAAP or regulatory accounting principles;
(j) (i) except as required by applicable law or this Agreement or to maintain qualification pursuant to the Code, adopt, amend, renew or terminate any Company Plan or any agreement, arrangement, plan or policy between the Company and one or more of its current or former directors or officers, (ii) increase in any manner the compensation of any director, executive officer or other employee who is a party to a contract relating to employment or severance referenced in Section 3.11 of this Agreement, or pay any benefit not required by any plan or agreement as in effect as of the date hereof (except for the granting of stock options, stock appreciation rights, restricted shares, restricted share units or performance units or shares granted in the ordinary course consistent with past practices), (iii) enter into, modify or renew any contract, agreement, commitment or arrangement providing for the payment of compensation or benefits to any director, executive officer or employee who is a party to a contract relating to employment or severance referenced in Section 3.11 of this Agreement, (iv) enter into, modify or renew any contract, agreement, commitment or arrangement providing for the payment of compensation or benefits to any employee who is not a director or executive officer or who is not a party to a contract relating to employment or severance referenced in Section 3.11 of this Agreement, other than normal annual cash increases in pay, consistent with past practice and not exceeding five percent on average of all employees base salary or wage, and ordinary course offer letters and stock option agreements to new hires permitted under the immediately following clause, (v) hire any new employee at an annual compensation in excess of $100,000, or (vi) promote any employee to a rank of senior vice president or more senior rank;
(k) incur any material indebtedness for borrowed money, assume, guarantee, endorse or otherwise as an accommodation become responsible for the material obligations of any other individual, corporation or other entity, except for draw downs from the Companys existing line of credit in the ordinary course of business consistent with past practice;
(l) sell, lease, license, encumber or otherwise dispose of any of the Companys material properties or assets, except in the ordinary course of business consistent with past practice, or enter into a material lease, relocate, open or close any office;
(m) propose or enter into any contract, agreement or commitment relating to the settlement of any legal, administrative, arbitration or other proceeding, claim, action or governmental or regulatory investigation of any nature against the Company in excess of $50,000;
(n) Transfer or license to any person or entity or otherwise extend, amend or modify any material rights to the Company Intellectual Property (including rights to resell or relicense the Company Intellectual Property) or enter into grants to future patent rights, other than transactions entered into in the ordinary course of business consistent with past practices;
(o) Commence any material litigation other than (i) for the routine collection of bills, (ii) for software piracy, or (iii) in such cases where the Company in good faith determines that failure to commence suit would result in the material impairment of a valuable aspect of the Companys business, provided that the Company consults with the Parent prior to the filing of such a suit (except that the Company shall not require the approval of, and shall not be required to consult with, Parent with respect to any claim, suit or proceeding by the Company against Parent or any of its affiliates; and
(p) agree or commit to do any of the actions set forth in (a) - (o) above or take any action that would result in any of the conditions to the Merger set forth in Article VII not being satisfied, or, except as otherwise allowed hereunder, that could reasonably be expected to prevent, impede, interfere with or significantly delay the transactions contemplated hereby..
The consent of Parent to any action by the Company that is not permitted by any of the preceding paragraphs shall be evidenced by a writing signed by an officer of Parent.