PROTALEX, INC.
 
INDEMNIFICATION AGREEMENT
 
This Indemnification Agreement (this “Agreement”) is effective as of ________, 20__ by and between Protalex, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), and the indemnitees listed on the signature pages hereto (individually, as “Indemnitee,” and, collectively, the “Indemnitees”).
 
A.          The Company and Indemnitees recognize the substantial increase in corporate litigation in general, which subjects directors, officers, employees, agents and fiduciaries to expensive litigation risks at the same time as the availability and coverage of liability insurance has been severely limited.
 
B.           The Indemnitees do not regard the current protection available as adequate under the present circumstances, and Indemnitees and other directors, officers, employees, agents and fiduciaries of the Company may not be willing to serve in such capacities without additional protection.
 
C.           The Company (i) desires to attract and retain the involvement of highly qualified individuals and entities, such as Indemnitees, to serve the Company and, in part, in order to induce each Indemnitee to be involved with the Company and (ii) wishes to provide for the indemnification and advancing of expenses to each Indemnitee to the maximum extent permitted by law.
 
D.          Indemnitees include one or more directors of the Company who are representatives of Fund Indemnitors (as defined in Section 4) (individually, as “Director” and, collectively, the “Directors”).  Each such Director who is a representative of Fund Indemnitor (as defined in Section 4) may have certain rights to indemnification and/or insurance provided by such Fund Indemnitor and/or certain of its affiliates which the parties hereto intend to be secondary to the primary obligation of the Company to indemnify each such Director as provided herein, with the Company’s acknowledgement and agreement to the foregoing being a material condition to this Agreement.
 
E.           In view of the considerations set forth above, the Company desires that each Indemnitee be indemnified by the Company as set forth herein.
 
NOW, THEREFORE, the Company and each Indemnitee hereby agree as follows:
 
 
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1.    Indemnification.
 
(a)    Third Party Proceedings.  The Company shall indemnify each Indemnitee if such Indemnitee is or was a party or is threatened to be made a party to any threatened, pending or completed action, suit, proceeding or any alternative dispute resolution mechanism, whether civil, criminal, administrative or investigative (other than an action by or in the right of the Company) by reason of the fact that such Indemnitee is or was a director, officer, employee, agent or fiduciary of the Company, or any subsidiary of the Company, or by reason of the fact that such Indemnitee is or was serving at the request of the Company as a director, officer, employee, agent or fiduciary of another corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust or other enterprise, against any and all expenses (including attorneys’ fees and all other costs, expenses and obligations incurred in connection with investigating, defending, being a witness in or participating in (including on appeal), or preparing to defend, to be a witness in or to participate in, any action, suit, proceeding, alternative dispute resolution mechanism, hearing, inquiry or investigation), judgments, fines and penalties actually and reasonably incurred in connection with, and amounts actually paid in settlement of (if such settlement is approved in advance by the Company, which approval will not be unreasonably withheld), (and any federal, state, local or foreign taxes imposed on the Indemnitee as a result of the actual or deemed receipt of any payments under this Agreement) actually and reasonably incurred by such Indemnitee in connection with such action, suit or proceeding if such Indemnitee acted in good faith and in a manner such Indemnitee reasonably believed to be in or not opposed to the best interests of the Company, and, with respect to any criminal action or proceeding, had no reasonable cause to believe such Indemnitee’s conduct was unlawful.  The termination of any action, suit or proceeding by judgment, order, settlement, conviction, or upon a plea of nolo contendere or its equivalent, shall not, of itself, create a presumption that an Indemnitee did not act in good faith and in a manner which such Indemnitee reasonably believed to be in or not opposed to the best interests of the Company, and, with respect to any criminal action or proceeding, had reasonable cause to believe that such Indemnitee’s conduct was unlawful.
 
(b)    Proceedings By or in the Right of the Company.  The Company shall indemnify an Indemnitee if such Indemnitee was or is a party or is threatened to be made a party to any threatened, pending or completed action, suit, proceeding or any alternative dispute resolution mechanism, whether civil, criminal, administrative or investigative, by or in the right of the Company or any subsidiary of the Company to procure a judgment in its favor by reason of the fact that such Indemnitee is or was a director, officer, employee, agent or fiduciary of the Company, or any subsidiary of the Company, or by reason of the fact that such Indemnitee is or was serving at the request of the Company as a director, officer, employee or agent of another corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust or other enterprise, against expenses (including attorneys’ fees) and, to the fullest extent permitted by law, judgments, fines and amounts paid in settlement actually and reasonably incurred by such Indemnitee in connection with the defense or settlement of such action, suit or proceeding if such Indemnitee acted in good faith and in a manner such Indemnitee reasonably believed to be in or not opposed to the best interests of the Company, except that no indemnification shall be made in respect of any claim, issue or matter as to which such Indemnitee shall have been adjudged to be liable to the Company unless and only to the extent that the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware or the court in which such action or suit was brought shall determine upon application that, despite the adjudication of liability but in view of all the circumstances of the case, such Indemnitee is fairly and reasonably entitled to indemnity for such expenses which the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware or such other court shall deem proper.

 
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(c)    Reviewing Party.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, (i) the obligations of the Company under Section 1(a) and (b) shall be subject to the condition that the Reviewing Party (as described in Section 11(e) hereof) shall not have determined (in a written opinion, in any case in which the Independent Legal Counsel referred to in Section 1(e) hereof is involved) that an Indemnitee would not be permitted to be indemnified under applicable law, and (ii) each Indemnitee acknowledges and agrees that the obligation of the Company to make an advance payment of expenses to such Indemnitee pursuant to Section 2(a) (an “Expense Advance”) shall be subject to the condition that, if, when and to the extent that the Reviewing Party determines that such Indemnitee would not be permitted to be so indemnified under applicable law, the Company shall be entitled to be reimbursed by such Indemnitee (who hereby agrees to reimburse the Company) for all such amounts theretofore paid; provided, however, that if such Indemnitee has commenced or thereafter commences legal proceedings in a court of competent jurisdiction to secure a determination that such Indemnitee should be indemnified under applicable law, any determination made by the Reviewing Party that such Indemnitee would not be permitted to be indemnified under applicable law shall not be binding and such Indemnitee shall not be required to reimburse the Company for any Expense Advance until a final judicial determination is made with respect thereto (as to which all rights of appeal therefrom have been exhausted or lapsed).  An Indemnitee’s obligation to reimburse the Company for any Expense Advance shall be unsecured and no interest shall be charged thereon.  If there has not been a Change in Control (as defined in Section 11(c) hereof), the Reviewing Party shall be selected by the Board of Directors, and if there has been such a Change in Control (other than a Change in Control which has been approved by a majority of the Company’s Board of Directors who were directors immediately prior to such Change in Control), the Reviewing Party shall be the Independent Legal Counsel referred to in Section 1(e) hereof.  If there has been no determination by the Reviewing Party or if the Reviewing Party determines that an Indemnitee substantively would not be permitted to be indemnified in whole or in part under applicable law, such Indemnitee shall have the right to commence litigation seeking an initial determination by the court or challenging any such determination by the Reviewing Party or any aspect thereof, including the legal or factual bases therefor, and the Company hereby consents to service of process and to appear in any such proceeding.  Any determination by the Reviewing Party otherwise shall be conclusive and binding on the Company and such Indemnitee.
 
(d)    Contribution.  If the indemnification provided for in Section 1(a) or (b) above for any reason is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be unavailable to an Indemnitee in respect of any losses, claims, damages, expenses or liabilities referred to therein, then the Company, in lieu of indemnifying such Indemnitee thereunder, shall contribute to the amount paid or payable by such Indemnitee as a result of such losses, claims, damages, expenses or liabilities (i) in such proportion as is appropriate to reflect the relative benefits received by the Company and the Indemnitee, or (ii) if the allocation provided by clause (i) above is not permitted by applicable law, in such proportion as is appropriate to reflect not only the relative benefits referred to in clause (i) above but also the relative fault of the Company and the Indemnitee in connection with the action or inaction which resulted in such losses, claims, damages, expenses or liabilities, as well as any other relevant equitable considerations.  The relative fault of the Company and the Indemnitee shall be determined by reference to, among other things, whether the untrue or alleged untrue statement of a material fact or the omission or alleged omission to state a material fact relates to information supplied by the Company or the Indemnitee and the parties’ relative intent, knowledge, access to information and opportunity to correct or prevent such statement or omission.  The Company and the Indemnitee agree that it would not be just and equitable if contribution pursuant to this Section 1(d) were determined by pro rata or per capita allocation or by any other method of allocation which does not take account of the equitable considerations referred to herein.

 
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(e)    Change in Control.  The Company agrees that if there is a Change in Control of the Company (other than a Change in Control which has been approved by a majority of the Company’s Board of Directors who were directors immediately prior to such Change in Control) then, with respect to all matters thereafter arising concerning the rights of an Indemnitee to payments of expenses under this Agreement or any other agreement or under the Company’s Certificate of Incorporation (the “Certificate”), or Bylaws as now or hereafter in effect, Independent Legal Counsel (as defined in Section 11(d) hereof) shall be selected by the Indemnitee and approved by the Company (which approval shall not be unreasonably withheld).  Such counsel, among other things, shall render its written opinion to the Company and the Indemnitee as to whether and to what extent such Indemnitee would be permitted to be indemnified under applicable law.  The Company agrees to abide by such opinion and to pay the reasonable fees of the Independent Legal Counsel referred to above and to fully indemnify such counsel against any and all expenses (including attorneys’ fees), claims, liabilities and damages arising out of or relating to this Agreement or its engagement pursuant hereto.
 
(f)     Mandatory Payment of Expenses.  To the extent that an Indemnitee has been successful on the merits or otherwise in defense of any action, suit or proceeding referred to in Subsections (a) and (b) of this Section 1, or in defense of any claim, issue or matter therein, such Indemnitee shall be indemnified against expenses (including attorneys’ fees) actually and reasonably incurred by such Indemnitee in connection therewith.
 
2.    Expenses; Indemnification Procedure.
 
(a)    Advancement of Expenses.  The Company shall advance all expenses incurred by an Indemnitee in connection with the investigation, defense, settlement or appeal of any civil or criminal action, suit or proceeding referenced in Section 1(a) or (b) hereof (but not amounts actually paid in settlement of any such action, suit or proceeding).  Each Indemnitee hereby undertakes to repay such amounts advanced only if, and to the extent that, it shall ultimately be determined that such Indemnitee is not entitled to be indemnified by the Company as authorized hereby.  The advances to be made hereunder shall be paid by the Company to the Indemnitee within thirty (30) days following delivery of a written request therefor by such Indemnitee to the Company.
 
(b)    Notice/Cooperation by Indemnitee.  An Indemnitee shall, as a condition precedent to his right to be indemnified under this Agreement, give the Company notice in writing as soon as practicable of any claim made against such Indemnitee for which indemnification will or could be sought under this Agreement.  Notice to the Company shall be directed to the President of the Company at the address shown on the signature page of this Agreement (or such other address as the Company shall designate in writing to such Indemnitee).  In addition, the Indemnitee shall give the Company such information and cooperation as it may reasonably require and as shall be within such Indemnitee’s power.

 
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(c)    Procedure.  Any indemnification and advances provided for in Section 1 and this Section 2 shall be made no later than thirty (30) days after receipt of the written request of an Indemnitee.  If a claim under this Agreement, under any statute, or under any provision of the Company’s Certificate or Bylaws providing for indemnification, is not paid in full by the Company within thirty (30) days after a written request for payment thereof has first been received by the Company, the Indemnitee may, but need not, at any time thereafter bring an action against the Company to recover the unpaid amount of the claim and, subject to Section 13 of this Agreement, such Indemnitee shall also be entitled to be paid for the expenses (including attorneys’ fees) of bringing such action.  It shall be a defense to any such action (other than an action brought to enforce a claim for expenses incurred in connection with any action, suit or proceeding in advance of its final disposition) that such Indemnitee has not met the standards of conduct which make it permissible under applicable law for the Company to indemnify such Indemnitee for the amount claimed.  However, such Indemnitee shall be entitled to receive interim payments of expenses pursuant to Subsection 2(a) unless and until such defense may be finally adjudicated by court order or judgment from which no further right of appeal exists.  It is the parties’ intention that if the Company contests an Indemnitee’s right to indemnification, the question of such Indemnitee’s right to indemnification shall be for the court to decide, and neither the failure of the Company (including its Board of Directors, any committee or subgroup of the Board of Directors, independent legal counsel, or its stockholders) to have made a determination that indemnification of the Indemnitee is proper in the circumstances because such Indemnitee has met the applicable standard of conduct required by applicable law, nor an actual determination by the Company (including it Board of Directors, any committee or subgroup of the Board of Directors, independent legal counsel, or its stockholders) that such Indemnitee has not met such applicable standard of conduct, shall create a presumption that such Indemnitee has or has not met the applicable standard of conduct. In connection with any determination by any Reviewing Party or otherwise as to whether the Indemnitee is entitled to be indemnified hereunder, the burden of proof will be on the Company to establish that Indemnitee is not so entitled.
 
(d)    Notice to Insurers.  If, at the time of the receipt of a notice of a claim pursuant to Section 2(b) hereof, the Company has director and officer liability insurance in effect, the Company shall give prompt notice of the commencement of such proceeding to the insurers in accordance with the procedures set forth in the respective policies.  The Company shall thereafter take all necessary or desirable action to cause such insurers to pay, on behalf of the Indemnitee, all amounts payable as a result of such proceeding in accordance with the terms of such policies.
 
(e)    Selection of Counsel.  In the event the Company shall be obligated under Section 2(a) hereof to pay the expenses of any proceeding against an Indemnitee, the Company, if appropriate, shall be entitled to assume the defense of such proceeding, with counsel approved by such Indemnitee, upon the delivery to such Indemnitee of written notice of its election to do so.  After delivery of such notice, approval of such counsel by the Indemnitee and the retention of such counsel by the Company, the Company will not be liable to such Indemnitee under this Agreement for any fees of counsel subsequently incurred by such Indemnitee with respect to the same proceeding, provided that (i) such Indemnitee shall have the right to employ his counsel in any such proceeding at such Indemnitee’s expense; and (ii) if (A) the employment of counsel by such Indemnitee has been previously authorized by the Company, (B) such Indemnitee shall have reasonably concluded that there may be a conflict of interest between the Company and such Indemnitee in the conduct of any such defense, or (C) the Company shall not, in fact, have employed counsel to assume the defense of such proceeding, then the fees and expenses of such Indemnitee’s counsel shall be at the expense of the Company.
 
 
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3.     Additional Indemnification Rights; Nonexclusivity.
 
(a)    Scope.  Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement, the Company hereby agrees to indemnify the Indemnitee to the fullest extent permitted by law, notwithstanding that such indemnification is not specifically authorized by the other provisions of this Agreement, the Company’s Certificate, the Company’s Bylaws or by statute.  In the event of any change, after the date of this Agreement, in any applicable law, statute, or rule which expands the right of a Delaware corporation to indemnify a member of its Board of Directors or an officer, such changes shall be, ipso facto, within the purview of an Indemnitee’s rights and Company’s obligations, under this Agreement.  In the event of any change in any applicable law, statute or rule which narrows the right of a Delaware corporation to indemnify a member of its Board of Directors or an officer, such changes, to the extent not otherwise required by such law, statute or rule to be applied to this Agreement shall have no effect on this Agreement or the parties’ rights and obligations hereunder.
 
(b)    Nonexclusivity. The indemnification provided by this Agreement shall not be deemed exclusive of any rights to which an Indemnitee may be entitled under the Company’s Certificate, its Bylaws, any agreement, any vote of stockholders or disinterested directors, the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware, or otherwise, both as to action in such Indemnitee’s official capacity and as to action in another capacity while holding such office.  The indemnification provided under this Agreement shall continue as to each Indemnitee for any action taken or not taken while serving in an indemnified capacity even though he may have ceased to serve in such capacity at the time of any action, suit or other covered proceeding.
 
4.     Primacy of Indemnification.  The Company hereby acknowledges that one or more of the Directors now or in the future may have certain rights to indemnification and/or insurance provided by one or more of the other Indemnitees and/or certain of their affiliates (collectively, the “Fund Indemnitors”).  The Company hereby agrees that it is the indemnitor of first resort (i.e., its obligations to such Directors are primary and those of the Fund Indemnitors to advance expenses or to provide indemnification for the same expenses and liabilities incurred by such Directors are secondary), that it shall be liable to Directors for the full amount of all indemnifiable amounts to the extent legally permitted regardless of any indemnification, insurance or benefits or accommodations provided by the Fund Indemnitors, and that it irrevocably waives any claims against the Fund Indemnitors for contribution, subrogation or any other recovery of any kind in respect thereof.  The Company further agrees that no advancement or payment by the Fund Indemnitors on behalf of any Director with respect to any claim for which such Director has sought indemnification from the Company shall affect the foregoing, and that the Fund Indemnitors shall have a right of contribution and/or be subrogated to the extent of any such advancement or payment to all of the rights of recovery of each Director against the Company.  In the event a Fund Indemnitor shall pay, reimburse or advance to or for the benefit of a Director, any amounts (including attorneys’ fees), judgments, fines or amounts paid in settlement which are indemnifiable by the Company pursuant to this Agreement or any other agreement between the Company and Director, then the Company shall reimburse such Fund Indemnitor for all such amounts paid, reimbursed or advanced by the Fund Indemnitor within thirty (30) days following delivery of a written request therefor by the Fund Indemnitor.

 
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5.     Subrogation. Except as provided in Section 4 above, in the event of payment under this Agreement, the Company shall be subrogated to the extent of such payment to all of the rights of contribution or recovery of an Indemnitee (other than against the Fund Indemnitors) who shall take, at the request of the Company, all reasonable action necessary to secure such rights, including the execution of such documents as are necessary to enable the Company to bring suit to enforce such rights.
 
6.     Partial Indemnification.  If an Indemnitee is entitled under any provision of this Agreement to indemnification by the Company for some or a portion of the expenses, judgments, fines or penalties actually or reasonably incurred by him in the investigation, defense, appeal or settlement of any civil or criminal action, suit or proceeding, but not, however, for the total amount thereof, the Company shall nevertheless indemnify such Indemnitee for the portion of such expenses, judgments, fines or penalties to which such Indemnitee is entitled.
 
7.     Mutual Acknowledgement.  The Company and each Indemnitee acknowledge that in certain instances, Federal law or applicable public policy may prohibit the Company from indemnifying its directors, officers, employees, agents or fiduciaries under this Agreement or otherwise.  The Indemnitees understand and acknowledge that the Company has undertaken or may be required in the future to undertake with the Securities and Exchange Commission to submit the question of indemnification to a court in certain circumstances for a determination of the Company’s rights under public policy to indemnify an Indemnitee.
 
8.     Officer and Director Liability Insurance.  The Company shall, from time to time, make the good faith determination whether or not it is practicable for the Company to obtain and maintain a policy or policies of insurance with reputable insurance companies providing the officers and directors of the Company with coverage for losses from wrongful acts, or to ensure the Company’s performance of its indemnification obligations under this Agreement.  The Company will also make commercially reasonable efforts to obtain and maintain liability insurance applicable to directors, officers or fiduciaries in an amount determined by the Company’s board of directors. Among other considerations, the Company will weigh the costs of obtaining such insurance coverage against the protection afforded by such coverage.  In all policies of director and officer liability insurance, each Indemnitee shall be named as an insured in such a manner as to provide such Indemnitee the same rights and benefits as are accorded to the most favorably insured of the Company’s directors, if such Indemnitee is a director; or of the Company’s officers, if such Indemnitee is not a director of the Company but is an officer.  The Company shall promptly notify Indemnitee in writing of any policy coverage modification, expiration, lapse, non-renewal or denial of coverage under any such policy.
 
9.     Severability.  Nothing in this Agreement is intended to require or shall be construed as requiring the Company to do or fail to do any act in violation of applicable law.  The Company’s inability, pursuant to court order, to perform its obligations under this Agreement shall not constitute a breach of this Agreement. The provisions of this Agreement shall be severable as provided in this Section 9.  If this Agreement or any portion hereof shall be invalidated on any ground by any court of competent jurisdiction, then the Company shall nevertheless indemnify an Indemnitee to the full extent permitted by any applicable portion of this Agreement that shall not have been invalidated, and the balance of this Agreement not so invalidated shall be enforceable in accordance with its terms.

 
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10.  Exceptions.  Any other provision herein to the contrary notwithstanding, the Company shall not be obligated pursuant to the terms of this Agreement:
 
(a)    Claims Initiated by an Indemnitee.  To indemnify or advance expenses to an Indemnitee with respect to proceedings or claims initiated or brought voluntarily by the Indemnitee and not by way of defense, except:  (i) with respect to actions or proceedings to establish or enforce a right to indemnification under this Agreement or any other agreement or insurance policy or under the Company’s Certificate or Bylaws now or hereafter in effect relating to proceedings or claims for indemnifiable events, to the extent permitted by law; (ii) in specific cases if the Board of Directors has approved the initiation or bringing of such Claim; or (iii) as otherwise required under Section 145 of the DGCL, regardless of whether the Indemnitee ultimately is determined to be entitled to such indemnification, advance expense payment or insurance recovery, as the case may be; or
 
(b)    Insured Claims.  To indemnify an Indemnitee for expenses or liabilities of any type whatsoever (including, but not limited to, judgments, fines, ERISA excise taxes or penalties, and amounts paid in settlement) which have been paid directly to such Indemnitee by an insurance carrier under a policy of officers’ and directors’ liability insurance maintained by the Company.
 
(c)    Claims Under Section 16(b).  To indemnify any Indemnitee for expenses and the payment of profits arising from the purchase and sale by such Indemnitee of securities in violation of Section 16(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or any similar successor statute.
 
(d)    Claims Excluded Under Section 145 of the DGCL.  To indemnify an Indemnitee if:  (i) such Indemnitee did not act in good faith and in a manner reasonably believed to be in or not opposed to the best interests of the Company or (ii) with respect to any criminal action or proceeding, such Indemnitee had reasonable cause to believe the conduct was unlawful or (iii) such Indemnitee shall have been adjudged to be liable to the Company unless and only to the extent the court in which such action was brought shall permit indemnification as provided in Section 145(b) of the DGCL.
 
11.  Construction of Certain Phrases.
 
(a)    For purposes of this Agreement, references to the “Company” shall include, in addition to the resulting corporation, any constituent corporation (including any constituent of a constituent) absorbed in a consolidation or merger which, if its separate existence had continued, would have had power and authority to indemnify its directors, officers, and employees, agents or fiduciaries, so that if Indemnitee is or was a director, officer, employee, agent or fiduciary of such constituent corporation, or is or was serving at the request of such constituent corporation as a director, officer, employee, agent or fiduciary of another corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust or other enterprise, each Indemnitee shall stand in the same position under the provisions of this Agreement with respect to the resulting or surviving corporation as each Indemnitee would have with respect to such constituent corporation if its separate existence had continued.

 
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(b)    For purposes of this Agreement, references to “other enterprises” shall include employee benefit plans; references to “fines” shall include any excise taxes assessed on any Indemnitee with respect to an employee benefit plan; and references to “serving at the request of the Company” shall include any service as a director, officer, employee, agent or fiduciary of the Company which imposes duties on, or involves services by, such director, officer, employee, agent or fiduciary with respect to an employee benefit plan, its participants, or its beneficiaries; and if any Indemnitee acted in good faith and in a manner such Indemnitee reasonably believed to be in the interest of the participants and beneficiaries of an employee benefit plan, such Indemnitee shall be deemed to have acted in a manner “not opposed to the best interests of the Company” as referred to in this Agreement.
 
(c)    For purposes of this Agreement a “Change in Control” shall be deemed to have occurred if (i) any “person” (as such term is used in Sections 13(d)(3) and 14(d)(2) of the Exchange Act), other than a trustee or other fiduciary holding securities under an employee benefit plan of the Company or a corporation owned directly or indirectly by the stockholders of the Company in substantially the same proportions as their ownership of stock of the Company, (A) who is or becomes the beneficial owner, directly or indirectly, of securities of the Company representing 20% or more of the combined voting power of the Company’s then outstanding Voting Securities, increases his beneficial ownership of such securities by 5% or more over the percentage so owned by such person, or (B) becomes the “beneficial owner” (as defined in Rule 13d-3 under said Exchange Act), directly or indirectly, of securities of the Company representing more than 30% of the total voting power represented by the Company’s then outstanding Voting Securities, (ii) during any period of two consecutive years, individuals who at the beginning of such period constitute the Board of Directors of the Company and any new director whose election by the Board of Directors or nomination for election by the Company’s stockholders was approved by a vote of at least two-thirds (2/3) of the directors then still in office who either were directors at the beginning of the period or whose election or nomination for election was previously so approved, cease for any reason to constitute a majority thereof, or (iii) the stockholders of the Company approve a merger or consolidation of the Company with any other corporation other than a merger or consolidation which would result in the Voting Securities of the Company outstanding immediately prior thereto continuing to represent (either by remaining outstanding or by being converted into Voting Securities of the surviving entity) at least two-thirds (2/3) of the total voting power represented by the Voting Securities of the Company or such surviving entity outstanding immediately after such merger or consolidation, or the stockholders of the Company approve a plan of complete liquidation of the Company or an agreement for the sale or disposition by the Company of (in one transaction or a series of transactions) all or substantially all of the Company’s assets.
 
(d)    For purposes of this Agreement, “Independent Legal Counsel” shall mean an attorney or firm of attorneys, selected in accordance with the provisions of Section 1(e) hereof, who shall not have otherwise performed services for the Company or any Indemnitee within the last three (3) years (other than with respect to matters concerning the right of any Indemnitee under this Agreement, or of other indemnitees under similar indemnity agreements).
 
(e)    For purposes of this Agreement, a “Reviewing Party” shall mean any appropriate person or body consisting of a member or members of the Company’s Board of Directors or any other person or body appointed by the Board of Directors who is not a party to the particular claim or proceeding for which an Indemnitee is seeking indemnification, or Independent Legal Counsel.

 
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(f)     For purposes of this Agreement, “Voting Securities” shall mean any securities of the Company that vote generally in the election of directors.
 
12.  Counterparts.  This Agreement may be executed in one or more counterparts, each of which shall constitute an original.
 
13.   Successors and Assigns.  This Agreement shall be binding upon the Company and its successors and assigns, and shall inure to the benefit of each Indemnitee and each Indemnitee’s estate, heirs, legal representatives and assigns.
 
14.   Attorneys’ Fees.  In the event that any action is instituted by an Indemnitee under this Agreement to enforce or interpret any of the terms hereof, the Indemnitee shall be entitled to be paid all expenses incurred by such Indemnitee with respect to such action, and shall be entitled to the advancement of expenses with respect to such action.  The foregoing entitlement shall apply, to the maximum extent permitted under applicable law, regardless of whether such Indemnitee is ultimately successful in such action, but shall not apply if, as a part of such action, a court of competent jurisdiction over such action determines that each of the material assertions made by such Indemnitee as a basis for such action was not made in good faith or was frivolous.  In the event of an action instituted by or in the name of the Company under this Agreement to enforce or interpret any of the terms of this Agreement, the Indemnitee shall be entitled to be paid all expenses incurred by such Indemnitee in defense of such action (including costs and expenses incurred with respect to Indemnitee counterclaims and cross-claims made in such action), and shall be entitled to the advancement of expenses with respect to such action, unless as a part of such action the court determines that each of such Indemnitee’s material defenses to such action were made in bad faith or were frivolous.
 
15.   Notice.  All notices, requests, demands and other communications under this Agreement shall be in writing and shall be deemed duly given (i) if delivered by hand and receipted for by the party addressee, on the date of such receipt, or (ii) if mailed by domestic certified or registered mail with postage prepaid and properly addressed, on the third business day after the date postmarked, or (iii) if sent by airmail to a country outside of North America, on the fifth business day after the date postmarked.  Addresses for notice to either party are as shown on the signature page of this Agreement, or as subsequently modified by written notice.
 
16.  Consent to Jurisdiction.  The Company and Indemnitees each hereby irrevocably consent to the jurisdiction of the courts of the State of Delaware for all purposes in connection with any action or proceeding which arises out of or relates to this Agreement and agree that any action instituted under this Agreement shall be brought only in the state courts of the State of Delaware.
 
17.  Choice of Law.  This Agreement shall be governed by and its provisions construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Delaware, as applied to contracts between Delaware residents entered into and to be performed entirely within Delaware without regard to the conflict of law principles thereof.

 
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18.   Period of Limitations.  No legal action shall be brought and no cause of action shall be asserted by or in the right of the Company against an Indemnitee, an Indemnitee’s estate, spouse, heirs, executors or personal or legal representatives after the expiration of two years from the date of accrual of such cause of action, and any claim or cause of action of the Company shall be extinguished and deemed released unless asserted by the timely filing of a legal action within such two-year period; provided, however, that if any shorter period of limitations is otherwise applicable to any such cause of action, such shorter period shall govern.
 
19.   Amendment and Termination.  No amendment, modification, termination or cancellation of this Agreement shall be effective with respect to any Indemnitee unless it is in writing signed by such Indemnitee and the Company.  No waiver of any of the provisions of this Agreement shall be deemed or shall constitute a waiver of any other provisions hereof (whether or not similar) nor shall such waiver constitute a continuing waiver.
 
20.   Integration and Entire Agreement.  This Agreement sets forth the entire understanding between the parties hereto and supersedes and merges all previous written and oral negotiations, commitments, understandings and agreements relating to the subject matter hereof between the parties hereto.
 
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have executed this Agreement as of the date first above written.
COMPANY:
 
PROTALEX, INC.,
a Delaware corporation
 
By:
  
 
Name:
  
 
Title:
  
 
Address:
  
     
   
INDEMNITEES:
 
  
[PRINT DIRECTOR’S NAME & SIGNATURE]
   
Address:
  
 
  
 
  
[FUND NAME IF APPLICABLE]