Exhibit 3.1

AMENDED AND RESTATED

 

CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION

 

OF

 

UNITED ONLINE, INC.

 

(As Amended Effective as of October 31, 2013)

 

ARTICLE 1

 

The name of the Corporation is United Online, Inc. (the “Corporation”).

 

No change to the name of the Corporation may be made (by amendment, merger or otherwise) to contain the words “NetZero” or “Zero” or the letter “Z.”

 

ARTICLE 2

 

The address of the registered office of the Corporation in the County of Kent in the State of Delaware is 9 East Loockerman Street, Dover, Delaware 19901. The name of its registered agent at that address is National Registered Agents, Inc.

 

ARTICLE 3

 

The purpose of the Corporation is to engage in any lawful act or activity for which a corporation may be organized under the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware as set forth in Title 8 of the Delaware Code (as amended from time to time, the “DGCL”).

 

ARTICLE 4

 

The total number of shares of capital stock which the Corporation shall have authority to issue is 47,857,143 shares, divided into the following classes:

 

42,857,143 shares of Common Stock having a par value of $0.0001 per share (the “Common Stock”);

 

5,000,000 shares of Preferred Stock, having a par value of $0.0001 per share (the “Preferred Stock”).

 

The board of directors of the Corporation (the “Board of Directors”) is expressly authorized to provide for the issuance of all or any shares of the Preferred Stock in one or more classes or series, and to fix each such class or series such voting powers, full or limited, or no

 

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voting powers, and such designations, preferences and relative, participating, optional or other special rights and such qualifications, limitations or restrictions thereof, as shall be stated and expressed in the resolution or resolutions adopted by the Board of Directors providing for the issuance of such series and as may be permitted by the DGCL, including, without limitation, the authority to provide that any such class or series may be (i) subject to redemption at any time or times and at such price or prices; (ii) entitled to receive dividends (which may be cumulative or non-cumulative) at such rates, on such conditions, and at such times, and payable in preference to, or in such relation to, the dividends payable on any other class or classes or any other series; (iii) entitled to such rights upon the dissolution of, or upon any distribution of the assets of, the Corporation; (vi) entitled to vote separately or together with any other series or class of stock of the Corporation; or (v) convertible into, or exchangeable for, shares of any other class or classes of stock, or of any other series of the same or any other class or classes of stock, of the Corporation at such price or prices or at such rates of exchange and with such adjustments; all as may be stated in such resolution or resolutions.

 

ARTICLE 5

 

The following provisions are inserted for the management of the business and the conduct of the affairs of the Corporation, and for further definition, limitation and regulation of the powers of the Corporation and of its directors and stockholders:

 

a.  The business and affairs of the Corporation shall be managed by or under the direction of the Board of Directors.

 

b.  The directors shall have concurrent power with the stockholders to make, alter, amend, change, add to or repeal the bylaws of the Corporation as in effect from time to time (the “Bylaws”). In addition, the affirmative vote of the holders of sixty-six and two-thirds percent of the outstanding shares of voting stock of the Corporation then entitled to vote on the election of directors shall be required for an alteration, amendment, change, addition or repeal of the Bylaws by the stockholders of the Corporation.

 

c.  The number of directors of the Corporation shall be as from time to time fixed by resolution of the Board of Directors. Election of directors need not be by written ballot unless the Bylaws so provide. Advance notice of stockholder nominations for the election of directors and of any other business to be brought before any meeting of the stockholders shall be given in the manner provided in the Bylaws.

 

d.  At each annual meeting of stockholders, directors of the Corporation shall be elected to hold office until the expiration of the term for which they are elected, or until their successors have been duly elected and qualified; except that if any such election shall not be so held, such election shall take place at a stockholders’ meeting called and held in accordance with the DGCL.

 

e.  The directors of the Corporation shall be divided into three classes as nearly equal in size as is practicable, hereby designated Class I, and Class II and Class III. For the purposes hereof, the initial Class I, Class II and Class III directors shall be those directors so designated by

 

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a resolution of the Board of Directors. At the first annual meeting of stockholders following the closing of the transactions set forth in the Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of June 7, 2001 (the “Merger Agreement”), by and among NetZero, Inc., a Delaware corporation, Juno Online Services, Inc., a Delaware corporation, the Corporation, NZ Acquisition Corp., a Delaware corporation and a direct wholly owned subsidiary of the Corporation, and JO Acquisition Corp., a Delaware corporation and a direct wholly owned subsidiary of the Corporation, the term of office of the Class I directors shall expire and Class I directors shall be elected for a full term of three years. At the second annual meeting of stockholders following the closing of the transactions set forth in the Merger Agreement, the term of office of the Class II directors shall expire and Class II directors shall be elected for a full term of three years. At the third annual meeting of stockholders following the closing of the transactions set forth in the Merger Agreement, the term of office of the Class III directors shall expire and Class III directors shall be elected for a full term of three years. At each succeeding annual meeting of stockholders, directors shall be elected for a full term of three years to succeed the directors of the class whose terms expire at such annual meeting. If the number of directors is hereafter changed, each director then serving as such shall nevertheless continue as a director of the class of which she or he is a member until the expiration of his current term and any newly created directorships or decrease in directorships shall be so apportioned among the classes as to make all classes as nearly equal in number as is practicable.

 

f.   Vacancies occurring of the Board of Directors for any reason may be filled by vote of a majority of the remaining members of the Board of Directors, even if less than a quorum, at any meeting of the Board of Directors. A person so elected by the Board of Directors to fill a vacancy shall hold office for the remainder of the full term of the director for which the vacancy was created or occurred and until such director’s successor shall have been duly elected and qualified. A director may be removed from office by the affirmative vote of the holders of sixty-six and two-thirds percent of the outstanding shares of voting stock of the Corporation entitled to vote on the election of directors; provided that such removal may be made only for cause.

 

g.  No director shall be personally liable to the Corporation or any of its stockholders for monetary damages for breach of fiduciary duty as a director, except for liability (i) for any breach of the director’s duty of loyalty to the Corporation or its stockholders, (ii) for acts or omissions not in good faith or which involve intentional misconduct or a knowing violation of law, (iii) pursuant to Section 174 of the DGCL or (iv) for any transaction from which the director derived an improper personal benefit. Any repeal or modification of this Article 5 by the stockholders of the Corporation shall not adversely affect any right or protection of a director of the Corporation existing at the time of such repeal or modification with respect to acts or omissions occurring prior to such repeal or modification.

 

h.  In addition to the powers and authority hereinbefore or by statute expressly conferred upon them, the directors are hereby empowered to exercise all such powers and do all such acts and things as may be exercised or done by the Corporation, subject, nevertheless, to the provisions of the DGCL, the certificate of incorporation of the Corporation as amended from time to time (the “Certificate of Incorporation”), and any Bylaws, adopted by the stockholders of the Corporation; provided, however, that no Bylaws hereafter adopted by the stockholders shall

 

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invalidate any prior act of the directors which would have been valid if such Bylaws had not been adopted.

 

i.   Any director or the entire Board of Directors may be removed for cause by the affirmative vote of sixty-six and two-thirds percent of the shares entitled to be cast. Unless the Board of Directors has made a determination that removal is in the best interests of the Corporation (in which case the following definition shall not apply), “cause” for removal of a director shall be deemed to exist only if (i) the director whose removal is proposed has been convicted, or when a director is granted immunity to testify when another has been convicted, of a felony by a court of competent jurisdiction and such conviction is no longer subject to direct appeal; (ii) such director has been found by the affirmative vote of a majority of the directors then in office at any regular or special meeting of the Board of Directors called for that purpose, or by a court of competent jurisdiction to have been guilty of willful misconduct in the performance of his or her duties to the Corporation in a matter of substantial importance to the Corporation; or (iii) such director has been adjudicated by a court of competent jurisdiction to be mentally incompetent, which mental incompetency directly affects his or her ability as a director of the Corporation.

 

ARTICLE 6

 

Meetings of stockholders may be held within or without the State of Delaware, as the Bylaws may provide. Special meetings of stockholders, for any purpose or purposes may only be called by the Chairman of the Board of Directors or by a majority of the members of the Board of Directors. Only the business stated in the notice of a special meeting of stockholders of the Corporation may be transacted at any special meeting of stockholders of the Corporation. The books of the Corporation may be kept (subject to any provision contained in the DGCL) outside the State of Delaware at such place or places as may be designated from time to time by the Board of Directors or in the Bylaws. Any action required or permitted to be taken by the stockholders of the Corporation may only be effected at a duly called annual or special meeting of the stockholders of the Corporation (and not by consent in lieu thereof).

 

ARTICLE 7

 

The Corporation reserves the right to amend, alter, change or repeal any provision contained in this Certificate of Incorporation, in the manner now or hereafter prescribed by statute, and all rights, preferences and privileges of whatsoever nature conferred upon stockholders, directors or any other persons whomsoever herein are granted subject to this reservation. No amendment, alteration, change or repeal of Articles 4, 5, 6 or 8 of the Certificate of Incorporation shall be effective unless approved by sixty-six and two-thirds percent of the outstanding shares of voting stock of the Corporation then entitled to vote on the election of directors of the Corporation.

 

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ARTICLE 8

 

The Corporation shall indemnify its directors and officers to the fullest extent authorized or permitted by law, as now or hereafter in effect, and such right to indemnification shall continue as to a person who has ceased to be a director or officer of the Corporation and shall inure to the benefit of his or her heirs, executors and personal or legal representatives; provided, however, that, except for proceedings to enforce rights to indemnification, the Corporation shall not be obligated to indemnify any director or officer (or his or her heirs, executors or personal or legal representatives) in connection with a proceeding (or part thereof) initiated by such person unless such proceeding (or part thereof) was authorized or consented to by the Board of Directors. The right to indemnification conferred by this Article 8 shall include the right to have paid by the Corporation the expenses incurred in defending or otherwise participating in any proceeding in advance of its final disposition.

 

The Corporation may, to the extent authorized from time to time by the Board of Directors, provide rights to indemnification and to the advancement of expenses to employees and agents of the Corporation similar to those conferred in this Article 8 to directors and officers of the Corporation.

 

The rights to indemnification and to the advance of expenses conferred in this Article 8 shall not be exclusive of any other right which any person may have or hereafter acquire under the Certificate of Incorporation, the Bylaws, any statute, agreement, vote of stockholders or disinterested directors or otherwise.

 

Any repeal or modification of this Article 8 by the stockholders of the Corporation shall not adversely affect any rights to indemnification and to the advancement of expenses of a director or officer of the Corporation existing at the time of such repeal or modification with respect to any acts or omissions occurring prior to such repeal or modification.

 

ARTICLE 9

 

Whenever a compromise or arrangement is proposed between the Corporation and its creditors or any class of them and/or between the Corporation and its stockholders or any class of them, any court of equitable jurisdiction within the State of Delaware may, on the application in a summary way of the Corporation or of any creditor or stockholder thereof or on the application of any receiver or receivers appointed for the Corporation under the provisions of Section 291 of the DGCL or on the application of trustees in dissolution or of any receiver or receivers appointed for the Corporation under the provisions of Section 279 of the DGCL order a meeting of the creditors or class of creditors, and/or of the stockholders or class of stockholders of the Corporation, as the case may be, to be summoned in such manner as the said court directs. If a majority in number representing three-fourths in value of the creditors or class of creditors, and/or of the stockholders or class of stockholders of the Corporation, as the case may be, agree to any compromise or arrangement and to any reorganization of the Corporation as a consequence of such compromise or arrangement, the said compromise or arrangement and the said reorganization shall, if sanctioned by the court to which the said application has been made,

 

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be binding on all the creditors or class of creditors, and/or on all the stockholders or class of stockholders, of the Corporation, as the case may be, and also on the Corporation.

 

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