Assignment Allowed with Change of Control

Neither party may assign this Agreement or any of its rights or obligations hereunder, either voluntarily or by operation of law, without the other’s express written consent, except that either party may assign this Agreement to the surviving entity in a merger of that party into another entity or in an acquisition of all or substantially all its assets. No assignment of this Agreement becomes effective unless and until the assignee agrees in writing to be bound by all the assigning party’s obligations in this Agreement. Any assignment in violation of this Section __ is void.