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Mullen Automotive (MULN)

Employees
Data from SEC filings
Employee count
ESG framework mentions
In last year of SEC filings
Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB)
No mentions
Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
No mentions
Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)
No mentions
UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
No mentions
Shareholder alignment
Proxy contests and exempt solicitations in last 3 years

No recent proxy contest or exempt solicitation filings from shareholders.

Vote support at last AGM

The Company held its special meeting of stockholders on August 26, 2021 (that was adjourned on August 26 and resumed and concluded on August 31, 2021) (the “2021 Special Meeting”) in connection with the proposed merger (the “Merger”) and other transactions contemplated by the Second Amended and Restated Agreement and Plan of Merger dated as of July 20, 2021, as amended (the “Restated Merger Agreement”), by and among the Company, Mullen Acquisition, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company (“Merger Sub”), Mullen Technologies, Inc. (“Mullen Technologies”) and Mullen Automotive, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mullen Technologies (“Mullen”).

The matters voted upon at the Company’s 2021 Special Meeting and the results of such voting are set forth below:

Proposal 1: To approve the Merger, and its accompanying transactions, and adopt the Merger Agreement whereby the Merger Sub will merge with and into Mullen, with Mullen surviving the Merger as a wholly owned subsidiary of Net Element and Net Element changing its name to Mullen Automotive, Inc.

ForAgainstAbstainBroker Non-Vote
3,076,45620,0332,2620

Proposal 1 was approved.

Proposal 2: To approve an amendment to the Company’s Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation to change the par value and to increase the number of authorized shares of common stock from 100,000,000 shares, par value $0.0001, to 500,000,000 shares, par value $0.001.

ForAgainstAbstainBroker Non-Vote
3,037,88746,88713,9770

Proposal 2 was approved.

Proposal 3: To approve an amendment to the Company’s Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (a) to change the par value and increase the number of authorized shares of preferred stock from 1,000,000, par value $0.01, to 58,000,000 shares, par value $0.001 (the “Preferred Stock”); (b) to authorize the issuance of up to 200,000 shares of Series A Preferred Stock, which series carries 1,000 votes per share and converts into Common Stock on a 100-for-1 basis (the “Series A Preferred Stock”); (c) to authorize the issuance of up to 12,000,000 shares of Series B Preferred Stock, which series carries one vote per share and converts into Common Stock on a 1-for-1 basis (the “Series B Preferred Stock”); and (d) to authorize the issuance of up to 40,000,000 shares of Series C Preferred Stock, which series carries one vote per share and converts into Common Stock on a 1-for-1 basis (the “Series C Preferred Stock”).

ForAgainstAbstainBroker Non-Vote
2,920,004161,54717,2000

Proposal 3 was approved.

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Proposal 4: To approve an amendment to the Company’s Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation to amend Article VII to lower the required vote for stockholders to adopt, amend, alter or repeal the Bylaws of the Corporation to a majority vote standard down from a sixty-six and two-thirds percent standard.

ForAgainstAbstainBroker Non-Vote
2,832,118253,49013,1430

Proposal 4 was not approved.

Proposal 5: To approve an amendment to the Company’s Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation to amend Article XI to lower the required vote for stockholders to amend or repeal Article XI or Article VII to a majority vote standard down from a sixty-six and two-thirds percent standard.

ForAgainstAbstainBroker Non-Vote
2,828,372257,01113,3680

Proposal 5 was not approved.

Proposal 6: To approve an amendment to the Company’s Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation to classify the Board of Directors.

ForAgainstAbstainBroker Non-Vote
2,756,978327,28614,4870

Proposal 6 was approved.

Proposal 7: To approve an amendment to the Company’s Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation to make other changes, including (i) to remove the restriction on the right for stockholders to act by written consent and (ii) to change the post-combination Company’s name to “Mullen Automotive, Inc.”

ForAgainstAbstainBroker Non-Vote
2,861,895230,0926,7640

Proposal 7 was approved.

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Proposal 8: To approve the transaction whereby Net Element will divest itself of its existing business operations to RBL Capital Group LLC (“RBL”), causing RBL to assume the Company’s liabilities directly related to operations of its existing business immediately prior to the closing of such divestiture. The Divestiture will occur immediately prior to the consummation of the Merger.

ForAgainstAbstainBroker Non-Vote
3,070,43920,6447,6680

Proposal 8 was approved.

Proposal 9: To approve, for purposes of complying with applicable listing requirements of Nasdaq: (i) the issuance and sale of shares of our Common Stock, Series A Preferred Stock, Series B Preferred Stock and Series C Preferred Stock (and the shares of Common Stock underlying such shares of Series A Preferred Stock, Series B Preferred Stock and Series C Preferred Stock) to shareholders of Mullen pursuant to the Merger; (ii) the issuance of additional shares of Series C Preferred Stock and warrants (and the Common Stock underlying such Series C Preferred Stock and warrants) to certain security holders of Mullen upon exercise of certain additional investment rights held by such holders; (iii) the issuance of shares of Common Stock issuable upon exercise of warrants assumed by the Company pursuant to the Merger; (iv) the issuance of additional shares of Common Stock in the private placement pursuant to a financing relationship with Esousa and (v) the issuance of shares to Drawbridge Investments LLC or its affiliate (“Drawbridge”) pursuant to a secured, convertible promissory note held by Drawbridge.

ForAgainstAbstainBroker Non-Vote
3,051,79429,98816,9690

Proposal 9 was approved.

Proposal 10: To elect, subject to and upon the effectuation of the Merger at closing of the Merger, seven directors of the Company to serve until the Annual Meeting of the year noted next to their respective Class name and until their respective successors are duly elected and qualified, subject to such directors’ earlier death, resignation, retirement, disqualification or removal.

Name of DirectorForWithheldBroker Non-Vote
David Michery (Class I – 2022)3,021,73677,0150
Jerry Alban (Class I – 2022)2,877,795220,9560
Mary Winter Class I – 2022)2,998,668100,0830
Kent Puckett (Class II – 2023)3,002,96195,7900
Mark Betor (Class II – 2023)3,064,83033,9210
William Miltner (Class III – 2024)3,072,42026,3310
Jonathan New (Class III – 2024)3,068,49730,2540

All director nominees were duly elected.

Proposal 11: To approve, on a non-binding advisory basis, the severance and change-in-control agreement between Net Element and Steven Wolberg as required by Section 951 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010.

ForAgainstAbstainBroker Non-Vote
3,064,10112,25122,3990

Proposal 11 was approved.

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Proposal 12: To approve an amendment to our 2013 Equity Incentive Plan, as amended (the “Plan”), to increase the number of shares of the Company’s Common Stock available for issuance thereunder by 6,339,500 shares of Common Stock resulting in an aggregate of 7,500,000 shares authorized for issuance under the Plan.

ForAgainstAbstainBroker Non-Vote
2,663,999414,40620,3460

Proposal 12 was approved.

Proposal 13: If necessary, to approve the adjournment of the special meeting to a later date or dates to permit further solicitation and vote of proxies in the event that there are insufficient votes for any of the above proposals.

ForAgainstAbstainBroker Non-Vote
3,008,63782,1987,9160

Proposal 13 was approved.

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