Amended And Restated Loan And Security Agreement

Amendment No. 3 to Amended and Restated Loan and Security Agreement

Exhibit 10.2

 

AMENDMENT NO. 3

TO

AMENDED AND RESTATED LOAN AND SECURITY AGREEMENT

 

THIS AMENDMENT NO. 3 TO AMENDED AND RESTATED LOAN AND SECURITY AGREEMENT (this “Amendment”) is dated as of September 30, 2016 (the “Third Amendment Date”) and is entered into by and among ACELRX PHARMACEUTICALS, INC., a Delaware corporation, and each of its subsidiaries (hereinafter collectively referred to as the “Borrower”), HERCULES TECHNOLOGY II, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership, and HERCULES CAPITAL FUNDING TRUST 2014-1, a statutory trust created under the laws of Delaware (collectively, “Lender”). Capitalized terms used herein without definition shall have the same meanings given them in the Loan Agreement (as defined below).

  

 

RECITALS

 

A.            Borrower and Lender have entered into that certain Amended and Restated Loan and Security Agreement dated as of December 16, 2013 and amended as of September 24, 2014 and as of September 18, 2015 (as may be further amended, restated, or otherwise modified, the “Loan Agreement”), pursuant to which Lender has agreed to extend and make available to Borrower certain advances of money.

 

B.            Borrower and Lender have agreed to amend the Loan Agreement upon the terms and conditions more fully set forth herein.

 

AGREEMENT

 

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the foregoing Recitals and intending to be legally bound, the parties hereto agree as follows:

 

1.             DEFINITIONS.     

 

Unless otherwise defined herein, the following capitalized terms shall have the following meanings:

 

“Third Amendment Facility Fee” means $204,663.25, which non-renewable fee is due to Collateral Agent on or prior to the Third Amendment Date, and shall be deemed fully earned on such date regardless of the early termination of the Loan Agreement.

 

“2016 Warrant Amendments” means those certain amendments to the Warrants being made concurrently with this Amendment.

 

2.             AMENDMENTS.

 

2.1          Section 1.1 Definitions.

 

(a)     New Definitions. The following definitions are hereby inserted alphabetically into Section 1.1 of the Loan Agreement:

 

“ARX-04 NDA” means the new drug application filed by the Borrower with the FDA for product ARX-04.

 

“Third Amendment” means that certain Amendment No.3 to the Amended and Restated Loan and Security Agreement.

 

 
 

 

  

(b)     Amended Definitions. The following definitions in Section 1.1 of the Loan Agreement are hereby amended and restated in their entirety as follows:

 

“Amortization Date” means April 1, 2017.

 

“Warrant Amendments” means all amendments made to the Warrants, including without limitation, those certain amendments to the Warrants being made concurrently with the Third Amendment.

 

2.2         Section 2.2(d). Section 2.2(d) is hereby amended and restated in its entirety as follows:

 

2.2(d)     Payment. Borrower will pay interest on each Term Loan Advance on the first day of each month, beginning the month after the Advance Date. Borrower shall repay the aggregate Term Loan principal balance that is outstanding on the day immediately preceding the Amortization Date, in equal monthly installments of principal and interest (mortgage style) over a 13-month amortization schedule beginning on the Amortization Date and continuing on the first business day of each month thereafter until the Secured Obligations (other than inchoate indemnity obligations) are repaid. A balloon payment consisting of the entire Term Loan principal balance and all accrued but unpaid interest hereunder, shall be due and payable on the Term Loan Maturity Date. Borrower shall make all payments under this Agreement without setoff, recoupment or deduction and regardless of any counterclaim or defense. Except to the extent Borrower pays any regularly scheduled installments of principal and/or optional prepayments of principal in Common stock in accordance with, and subject to the limitations set forth in, Section 2.2(e), Lender will initiate debit entries to the Borrower’s account as authorized on the ACH Authorization (i) on each payment date of all periodic obligations payable to Lender under each Note or Term Loan Advance and (ii) for out-of-pocket legal fees and costs incurred by Collateral Agent or Lender in connection with Section 11.11 of this Agreement.

 

2.3          Section 8. Section 8 is hereby amended and restated in its entirety as follows:

 

SECTION 8. REFINANCING

 

Provided that the FDA accepts the ARX-04 NDA on or before April 1, 2017, upon written request made by Borrower on or before the earlier of (a) 60 days following the date the FDA accepts the ARX-04 NDA, and (b) the date that Borrower prepays the outstanding Secured Obligations (other than any inchoate indemnity obligations and any other obligations which, by their terms, are to survive the termination of this Agreement) in full, Lender shall refinance the Term Loan and Borrower and Lender shall evidence the refinancing by executing an Amended and Restated Loan and Security Agreement substantially in the form attached as Exhibit A to the Third Amendment.

 

 
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3.            BORROWER’S REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES. Borrower represents and warrants that:

 

3.1     Immediately upon giving effect to this Amendment (i) the representations and warranties contained in the Loan Documents are true, accurate and complete in all material respects as of the Third Amendment Date (except to the extent such representations and warranties relate to an earlier date, in which case they are true and correct as of such date), and (ii) no Event of Default has occurred and is continuing with respect to which Borrower has not been notified in writing by Lender.

 

3.2     Borrower has the corporate power and authority to execute and deliver this Amendment and to perform its obligations under the Loan Agreement, as amended by this Amendment.

 

3.3     The certificate of incorporation, bylaws and other organizational documents of Borrower delivered to Lender on the Closing Date remain true, accurate and complete and have not been amended, supplemented or restated and are and continue to be in full force and effect.

 

3.4     The execution and delivery by Borrower of this Amendment and the performance by Borrower of its obligations under the Loan Agreement, as amended by this Amendment, have been duly authorized by all necessary corporate action on the part of Borrower.

 

3.5     This Amendment has been duly executed and delivered by Borrower and is the binding obligation of Borrower, enforceable against it in accordance with its terms, except as such enforceability may be limited by bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, liquidation, moratorium or other similar laws of general application and equitable principles relating to or affecting creditors’ rights; and

 

3.6     As of the Third Amendment Date, it has no defenses against the obligations to pay any amounts under the Obligations. Borrower acknowledges that Lender has acted in good faith and has conducted in a commercially reasonable manner its relationships with Borrower in connection with this Amendment and in connection with the Loan Documents.

 

Borrower understands and acknowledges that Lender is entering into this Amendment in reliance upon, and in partial consideration for, the above representations and warranties, and agrees that such reliance is reasonable and appropriate.

 

4.            LIMITATION. The amendments set forth in this Amendment shall be limited precisely as written and shall not be deemed (a) to be a waiver or modification of any other term or condition of the Loan Agreement or of any other instrument or agreement referred to therein or to prejudice any right or remedy which Lender may now have or may have in the future under or in connection with the Loan Agreement (as amended hereby) or any instrument or agreement referred to therein; or (b) to be a consent to any future amendment or modification or waiver to any instrument or agreement the execution and delivery of which is consented to hereby, or to any waiver of any of the provisions thereof. Except as expressly amended hereby, the Loan Agreement shall continue in full force and effect.

 

 
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5.             EFFECTIVENESS. This Amendment shall become effective upon the satisfaction of all the following conditions precedent:

 

5.1     Performance Milestone. (i) No default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, and (ii) Borrower shall have received positive data for both ARX-04 phase 3 studies (i.e., SAP302 and SAP303) on or prior to September 30, 2016 (it being understood and agreed by Borrower and Lender that the condition precedent set forth in this Section 5.1(ii) has been satisfied).

 

5.2     Amendments. Borrower and Lender shall have duly executed and delivered this Amendment to Lender, together with the 2016 Warrant Amendments and a certified copy of resolutions of Borrower’s board of directors evidencing the approval of this Amendment, the 2016 Warrant Amendments and the transactions evidenced thereby.

 

5.3     Payment of Non-Renewable Facility Fee. Borrower shall have paid to Collateral Agent on behalf of Lenders the Third Amendment Facility Fee.

 

5.4     Payment of Lender Expenses. Borrower shall have paid all Lender Expenses (including all reasonable attorneys' fees and reasonable expenses) incurred through the date of this Amendment.

 

6.            COUNTERPARTS. This Amendment may be signed in any number of counterparts, and by different parties hereto in separate counterparts, with the same effect as if the signatures to each such counterpart were upon a single instrument. All counterparts shall be deemed an original of this Amendment. This Amendment may be executed by facsimile, portable document format (.pdf) or similar technology signature, and such signature shall constitute an original for all purposes. 

 

 
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7.             INCORPORATION BY REFERENCEThe provisions of Section 11 of the Loan Agreement shall be deemed incorporated herein by reference, mutatis mutandis.

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have duly authorized and caused this Amendment to be executed as of the date first written above.

 

BORROWER:

 
   

ACELRX PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.

 

Signature:        /s/ HOWARD B. ROSEN

 

Print Name:     howard b. rosen

 

Title:                 CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

 

 

 

 

Accepted in Palo Alto, California:

 

 

 

 

LENDER:

   
       
  HERCULES CAPITAL FUNDING   HERCULES TECHNOLOGY II,
  TRUST 2014-1   L.P., a Delaware limited partnership
       
  Signature:         /s/ Jennifer Choe, By: Hercules Technology SBIC
                             Associate General Counsel   Management, LLC, its General Partner
       
    By: Hercules Technology Growth Capital,
      Inc., its Manager
       
 

          

 

 By: /s/ JENNIFER CHOE

                       Associate General Counsel

  

 
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EXHIBIT A

 

FORM OF amended and restated loan and security AGREEMENT 

 

 
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amended and restated

LOAN AND SECURITY AGREEMENT

 

THIS AMENDED AND RESTATED LOAN AND SECURITY AGREEMENT (the “Agreement”) is made and dated as of _______, and is entered into by and between ACELRX PHARMACEUTICALS, INC., a Delaware corporation (sometimes referred to herein as the “Company”), and each of its Domestic Subsidiaries (hereinafter collectively referred to as the “Borrower”), HERCULES TECHNOLOGY II, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership, in its capacity as administrative agent and collateral agent for itself and the Lender (in such capacity, “Agent”), and amends and restates in its entirety that certain Amended and Restated Loan and Security Agreement between Borrower, as the borrower and Hercules Technology II, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership, and Hercules Capital, Inc. (formerly known as Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Inc.), collectively as the lender, dated December 16, 2013 (as amended by that certain Amendment No. 1 to Amended and Restated Loan and Security Agreement dated as of September 24, 2014, by that certain Amendment No. 2 to Amended and Restated Loan and Security Agreement dated as of September 18, 2015, and by that certain Amendment No. 3 to Amended and Restated Loan and Security Agreement dated as of September 30, 2016, the “2013 Agreement”).

 

RECITALS

 

A.     Borrower, Lender and Agent previously have entered into that certain 2013 Agreement, pursuant to which Lender has agreed to extend and make available to Borrower certain advances of money, $20,466,325.15 (the “Existing Term Loan”) of which is currently outstanding.

 

B.     Borrower has requested Lender to make available to Borrower a loan in an aggregate principal amount of up to Thirty Million Four Hundred Sixty-Six Thousand Three Hundred Twenty-Five and 15/100 Dollars ($30,466,325.15) (the “Term Loan”);

 

C.     The proceeds of the Term Loan will be used to refinance the Existing Term Loan funded under the 2013 Agreement and for general corporate purposes; and

 

D.     Lender is willing to extend the Term Loan on the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement.

 

 
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AGREEMENT

 

NOW, THEREFORE, Borrower, Agent and Lender agree as follows:

 

SECTION 1. DEFINITIONS AND RULES OF CONSTRUCTION

 

1.1     Unless otherwise defined herein, the following capitalized terms shall have the following meanings:

 

“Account Control Agreement(s)” means any agreement entered into by and among the Agent, Borrower and a third party Bank or other institution (including a Securities Intermediary) in which Borrower maintains a Deposit Account or an account holding Investment Property and which grants Agent a perfected first priority security interest in the subject account or accounts.

 

“AcelRx Intellectual Property Rights” has the meaning set forth in the PSA.

 

“ACH Authorization” means the ACH Debit Authorization Agreement in substantially the form of Exhibit H, which account numbers shall be redacted for security purposes if and when filed publicly by the Borrower.

 

“Advance(s)” means a Term Loan Advance.

 

“Advance Date” means the funding date of any Advance.

 

“Advance Request” means a request for an Advance submitted by Borrower to Agent in substantially the form of Exhibit A, which account numbers shall be redacted for security purposes if and when filed publicly by the Borrower.

 

“Affiliate” means any Person that directly or indirectly controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with the Person in question. As used in the definition of “Affiliate,” the term “control” means the possession, directly or indirectly, of the power to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of a Person, whether through ownership of voting securities, by contract or otherwise.

 

“Agent” has the meaning given to it in the preamble to this Agreement.

 

“Agreement” has the meaning given to it in the preamble to this Agreement.

 

“Amortization Date” means October 1, 2017; provided that, if Borrower achieves Interest Only Extension Conditions A, then the Amortization Date shall be April 1, 2018; provided further that, if Borrower achieves Interest Only Extension Conditions B, then the Amortization Date shall be October 1, 2018.

 

“ARX-04 NDA” means the new drug application filed by the Borrower with the FDA for product ARX-04.

 

“Assignee” has the meaning given to it in Section 11.13.

 

“Borrower Products” means all products, software, service offerings, technical data or technology currently being designed, manufactured or sold by Borrower or which Borrower intends to sell, license, or distribute in the future including any products or service offerings under development, collectively, together with all products, software, service offerings, technical data or technology that have been sold, licensed or distributed by Borrower since its incorporation.

 

 
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“Cash” means all cash, cash equivalents and liquid funds.

 

“Change in Control” means any reorganization, recapitalization, consolidation or merger (or similar transaction or series of related transactions) of Company, sale or exchange of outstanding shares (or similar transaction or series of related transactions) of Company in which the holders of Company’s outstanding shares immediately before consummation of such transaction or series of related transactions do not, immediately after consummation of such transaction or series of related transactions, retain shares representing more than fifty percent (50%) of the voting power of the surviving entity of such transaction or series of related transactions (or the parent of such surviving entity if such surviving entity is wholly owned by such parent), in each case without regard to whether Company is the surviving entity.

 

“Claims” has the meaning given to it in Section 11.10.

 

“Closing Date” means the date of this Agreement.

 

“Collateral” means the property described in Section 3.

 

“Common Stock” means the Common Stock, $0.001 par value per share, of the Company.

 

“Company Collection Account” has the meaning set forth in the PSA.

 

“Company Distribution Account” has the meaning set forth in the PSA.

 

“Confidential Information” has the meaning given to it in Section 11.12.

 

“Contingent Obligation” means, as applied to any Person, any direct or indirect liability, contingent or otherwise, of that Person with respect to (i) any Indebtedness, lease, dividend, letter of credit or other obligation of another, including any such obligation directly or indirectly guaranteed, endorsed, co-made or discounted or sold with recourse by that Person, or in respect of which that Person is otherwise directly or indirectly liable; (ii) any obligations with respect to undrawn letters of credit, corporate credit cards or merchant services issued for the account of that Person; and (iii) all obligations arising under any interest rate, currency or commodity swap agreement, interest rate cap agreement, interest rate collar agreement, or other agreement or arrangement designated to protect a Person against fluctuation in interest rates, currency exchange rates or commodity prices; provided, however, that the term “Contingent Obligation” shall not include endorsements for collection or deposit in the ordinary course of business. The amount of any Contingent Obligation shall be deemed to be an amount equal to the stated or determined amount of the primary obligation in respect of which such Contingent Obligation is made or, if not stated or determinable, the maximum reasonably anticipated liability in respect thereof as determined by such Person in good faith; provided, however, that such amount shall not in any event exceed the maximum amount of the obligations under the guarantee or other support arrangement.

 

 
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“Copyright License” means any written agreement granting any right to use any Copyright or Copyright registration, now owned or hereafter acquired by Borrower or in which Borrower now holds or hereafter acquires any interest.

 

“Copyrights” means all copyrights, whether registered or unregistered, held pursuant to the laws of the United States of America, any State thereof, or of any other country.

 

“Deposit Accounts” means any “deposit accounts,” as such term is defined in the UCC, and includes any checking account, savings account, or certificate of deposit.

 

“Domestic Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary that is not a Foreign Subsidiary.

 

“ERISA” means the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended, and the regulations promulgated thereunder.

 

“Event of Default” has the meaning given to it in Section 9.

 

“Excluded Assets” means the Licensed Product, the AcelRx Intellectual Property Rights, the Purchased Assets, the Purchased Interest, the Purchaser Portion, the Licensor Retained Amounts, the Payment Rights, the Royalties, the Grunenthal Agreements, the Company Collection Account and the Company Distribution Account and all money, deposits, investment property, and other property now or at any time hereafter therein, and any funds deposited therein, and any interest thereon, any and all other rights, duties and obligations of Borrower under the Transaction Documents and the Grunenthal Agreements, and in each case all Proceeds of each of the foregoing and all additions and accessions to, all improvements to, substitutions and replacements for, and rents, profits and products of each of the foregoing, so long as the PSA and SPSA are in effect.

 

“Facility Charge” means one percent (1.0%) of the aggregate Term Loan Advances funded under this Agreement, payable on the date each such Term Loan Advance is funded.

 

“FDA” means the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or any successor entity performing similar functions.

 

“Financial Statements” has the meaning given to it in Section 7.1.

 

“Foreign Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary other than a Subsidiary that is organized and existing under the laws of the United States of America or any state or commonwealth thereof or under the laws of the District of Columbia.

 

“GAAP” means generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America, as in effect from time to time.

 

“Grunenthal License” means collectively that certain Collaboration and License Agreement entered into as of December 16, 2013 between Company and Grunenthal GmbH, as amended, modified, supplemented or restated from time to time, including by that certain First Amendment to the Collaboration and License Agreement effective as of July 17, 2015.

 

 
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“Grunenthal Manufacture and Supply Agreement” means collectively that certain Manufacture and Supply Agreement entered into as of December 16, 2013 between Company and Grunenthal GmbH, as amended, modified, supplemented or restated from time to time, including by that certain First Amendment to the Manufacture and Supply Agreement effective as of July 17, 2015.

 

“Grunenthal Agreements” means collectively the Grunenthal License and the Grunenthal Manufacture and Supply Agreement.

 

“Indebtedness” means indebtedness of any kind, including (a) all indebtedness for borrowed money or the deferred purchase price of property or services (excluding trade credit entered into in the ordinary course of business due within ninety (90) days of invoice date), including reimbursement and other obligations with respect to surety bonds and letters of credit, (b) all obligations evidenced by notes, bonds, debentures or similar instruments, (c) all capital lease obligations, and (d) all Contingent Obligations.

 

“Indemnified Person” has the meaning given to it in Section 6.3.

 

“Insolvency Proceeding” is any proceeding by or against any Person under the United States Bankruptcy Code, or any other bankruptcy or insolvency law, including assignments for the benefit of creditors, compositions, extensions generally with its creditors, or proceedings seeking reorganization, arrangement, or other similar relief.

 

“Intellectual Property” means all of Borrower’s Copyrights; Trademarks; Patents; Licenses; trade secrets and inventions; mask works; Borrower’s applications therefor and reissues, extensions, or renewals thereof; and Borrower’s goodwill associated with any of the foregoing, together with Borrower’s rights to sue for past, present and future infringement of Intellectual Property and the goodwill associated therewith, but specifically excluding any such property licensed to Grunenthal GmbH pursuant to the Grunenthal Agreements or to any other Person pursuant to a New License Agreement for so long as the PSA and the SPSA remain in effect.

 

“Interest Only Extension Conditions A” shall mean satisfaction of each of the following events: (a) no Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing; and (b) Borrower shall have achieved the Liquidity Milestone.

 

“Interest Only Extension Conditions B” shall mean satisfaction of each of the following events: (a) no Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing; (b) Borrower shall have achieved the Liquidity Milestone; and (c) Borrower shall have achieved the Tranche 2 Milestone.

 

“Investment” means any beneficial ownership (including stock, partnership or limited liability company interests) of or in any Person, or any loan, advance or capital contribution to any Person or the acquisition of all, or substantially all, of the assets of another Person.

 

 
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“Joinder Agreements” means, for each Domestic Subsidiary, a completed and executed Joinder Agreement in substantially the form attached hereto as Exhibit G.

 

“Lender” has the meaning given to it in the preamble to this Agreement.

 

“Liabilities” has the meaning given to it in Section 6.3.

 

“License” means any Copyright License, Patent License, Trademark License or other license of rights or interests.

 

“Licensed Product” has the meaning set forth in the PSA.

 

“Licensor Retained Amounts” has the meaning set forth in the PSA.

 

“Lien” means any mortgage, deed of trust, pledge, hypothecation, assignment for security, security interest, encumbrance, levy, lien or charge of any kind, whether voluntarily incurred or arising by operation of law or otherwise, against any property, any conditional sale or other title retention agreement, and any lease in the nature of a security interest.

 

“Liquidity Milestone” means Borrower shall have received at least $40,000,000 in net proceeds raised as a combination of up-front cash proceeds from outlicensing or commercial partnering relating to ARX-04 and Zalviso to the extent such outlicensing or commercial partnering transactions constitute Permitted Transfers, and from new equity after the Closing Date and on or before December 31, 2017.

 

“Loan” means the Advances made under this Agreement.

 

“Loan Documents” means this Agreement, the Notes (if any), the ACH Authorization, the Account Control Agreements, the Joinder Agreements, all UCC Financing Statements, the Warrant, and any other documents executed in connection with the Secured Obligations or the transactions contemplated hereby, as the same may from time to time be amended, modified, supplemented or restated.

 

“Material Adverse Effect” means a material adverse effect upon: (i) the business, operations, properties, assets, or condition (financial or otherwise) of Company and its Subsidiaries taken as a whole; or (ii) the ability of Borrower to perform or pay the Secured Obligations in accordance with the terms of the Loan Documents, or the ability of Agent or Lender to enforce any of its rights or remedies with respect to the Secured Obligations; or (iii) the Collateral or Agent’s Liens on the Collateral or the priority of such Liens.

 

“Maximum Term Loan Amount” means Thirty Million Four Hundred Sixty-Six Thousand Three Hundred Twenty-Five and 15/100 Dollars ($30,466,325.15).

 

“Maximum Rate” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.3.

 

 
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“New License Agreement” has the meaning set forth in the PSA.

 

“Note” means a Secured Term Promissory Note in substantially the form of Exhibit B.

 

“Patent License” means any written agreement granting any right with respect to any invention on which a Patent is in existence or a Patent application is pending, in which agreement Borrower now holds or hereafter acquires any interest.

 

“Patents” means all letters patent of, or rights corresponding thereto, in the United States of America or in any other country, all registrations and recordings thereof, and all applications for letters patent of, or rights corresponding thereto, in the United States of America or any other country.

 

“Payment Rights” has the meaning set forth in the PSA.

 

“PDL” means PDL BioPharma, Inc.

 

“Permitted Indebtedness” means: (i) Indebtedness of Borrower in favor of Lender arising under this Agreement or any other Loan Document; (ii) Indebtedness existing on the Closing Date which is disclosed in Schedule 1A; (iii) Indebtedness of up to $5,000,000 outstanding at any time secured by a Lien described in clause (vii) of the defined term “Permitted Liens,” provided such Indebtedness does not exceed the lesser of the cost or fair market value of the Equipment financed with such Indebtedness (measured at the time of incurrence); (iv) Indebtedness to trade creditors incurred in the ordinary course of business, including Indebtedness incurred in the ordinary course of business with corporate credit cards; (v) Indebtedness that also constitutes a Permitted Investment; (vi) Subordinated Indebtedness; (vii) reimbursement obligations in connection with letters of credit and cash management services (including credit cards, debit cards and similar instruments) that are secured by cash or cash equivalents and issued on behalf of the Borrower or a Subsidiary thereof in an amount not to exceed $200,000 at any time outstanding; (viii) Indebtedness secured by a Lien described in clause (xi) of the defined term “Permitted Liens”; (ix) intercompany Indebtedness as long as either (A) each of the Subsidiary obligor and the Subsidiary obligee under such Indebtedness has executed a Joinder Agreement or (B) such Indebtedness constitutes a Permitted Investment; (x) obligations of Borrower under the Transaction Documents; (xi) other Indebtedness in an amount not to exceed $500,000 at any time outstanding; and (xii) extensions, refinancings and renewals of any items of Permitted Indebtedness, provided that the principal amount is not increased or the terms modified to impose materially more burdensome terms upon Borrower or its Subsidiary, as the case may be.

 

 
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“Permitted Investment” means: (i) Investments existing on the Closing Date which are disclosed in Schedule 1B; (ii) (a) marketable direct obligations issued or unconditionally guaranteed by the United States of America or any agency or any State thereof maturing within one year from the date of acquisition thereof, (b) commercial paper maturing no more than one year from the date of creation thereof and currently having a rating of at least A-2 or P-2 from either Standard & Poor’s Corporation or Moody’s Investors Service, (c) certificates of deposit issued by any bank with assets of at least $500,000,000 maturing no more than one year from the date of investment therein, and (d) money market accounts; (iii) Investments consisting of the endorsement of negotiable instruments for deposit or collection or similar transactions in the ordinary course of business; (iv) repurchases of stock from current or former employees, directors, or consultants of Borrower under the terms of applicable repurchase agreements at the original issuance price of such securities in an aggregate amount not to exceed $250,000 in any fiscal year, provided that no Event of Default has occurred, is continuing or would exist after giving effect to the repurchases; (v) Investments accepted in connection with Permitted Transfers; (vi) Investments (including debt obligations) received in connection with the bankruptcy or reorganization of customers or suppliers and in settlement of delinquent obligations of, and other disputes with, customers or suppliers arising in the ordinary course of Borrower’s business; (vii) Investments consisting of notes receivable of, or prepaid royalties and other credit extensions, to customers and suppliers who are not Affiliates, in the ordinary course of business, provided that this subparagraph (vii) shall not apply to Investments of Borrower in any Subsidiary; (viii) Investments consisting of loans not involving the net transfer on a substantially contemporaneous basis of cash proceeds to employees, officers or directors relating to the purchase of capital stock of Borrower pursuant to employee stock purchase plans or other similar agreements approved by Borrower’s Board of Directors; (ix) Investments consisting of travel advances, employee relocation loans and other employee loans and advances in the ordinary course of business and not in excess of $500,000 in the aggregate; (x) Investments in Domestic Subsidiaries, whether now existing or newly formed, provided that each such Domestic Subsidiary is party to a Joinder Agreement or enters into a Joinder Agreement promptly after its formation and has executed or executes such other related Loan Documents as are reasonably requested by Agent; (x) Investments in Foreign Subsidiaries approved in advance in writing by Agent; (xi) joint ventures or strategic alliances in the ordinary course of Borrower’s business consisting of the nonexclusive licensing of technology, the development of technology or the providing of technical support, provided that any cash Investments by Borrower do not exceed $100,000 in the aggregate in any fiscal year; (xiii) Investments constituting mergers or acquisitions permitted by Section 7.10; and (xiv) additional Investments that do not exceed $500,000 in the aggregate.

 

“Permitted Liens” means any and all of the following: (i) Liens in favor of Lender; (ii) Liens existing on the Closing Date which are disclosed in Schedule 1C; (iii) Liens for taxes, fees, assessments or other governmental charges or levies, either not delinquent or being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings; provided, that Borrower maintains adequate reserves therefor in accordance with GAAP to the extent required thereby; (iv) Liens securing claims or demands of materialmen, artisans, mechanics, carriers, warehousemen, landlords and other like Persons arising in the ordinary course of Borrower’s business and imposed without action of such parties; provided, that the payment thereof is not overdue; (v) Liens arising from judgments, decrees or attachments in circumstances which do not constitute an Event of Default hereunder; (vi) deposits to secure the performance of obligations (including by way of deposits to secure letters of credit issued to secure the same) under commercial supply and/or manufacturing agreements in the ordinary course of business and the following deposits, to the extent made in the ordinary course of business: deposits under worker’s compensation, unemployment insurance, social security and other similar laws, or to secure the performance of bids, tenders or contracts (other than for the repayment of borrowed money) or to secure indemnity, performance or other similar bonds for the performance of bids, tenders or contracts (other than for the repayment of borrowed money) or to secure statutory obligations (other than liens arising under ERISA or environmental liens) or surety or appeal bonds, or to secure indemnity, performance or other similar bonds; (vii) Liens on Equipment or software or other intellectual property constituting purchase money liens, liens in connection with capital leases and liens securing Indebtedness permitted in clause (iii) of “Permitted Indebtedness”; (viii) Liens incurred in connection with Subordinated Indebtedness; (ix) leasehold interests in leases or subleases and licenses and sublicenses granted in the ordinary course of business and not interfering in any material respect with the business of the licensor; (x) Liens in favor of customs and revenue authorities arising as a matter of law to secure payment of custom duties that are promptly paid on or before the date they become due; (xi) Liens on insurance proceeds securing the payment of financed insurance premiums that are promptly paid on or before the date they become due (provided that such Liens extend only to such insurance proceeds and not to any other property or assets); (xii) statutory and common law rights of set-off and other similar rights as to deposits of cash and securities in favor of banks, other depository institutions and brokerage firms; (xiii) easements, zoning restrictions, rights-of-way and similar encumbrances on real property imposed by law or arising in the ordinary course of business so long as they do not materially impair the value or marketability of the related property; (xiv) Liens on cash or cash equivalents securing obligations permitted under clause (vii) of the definition of Permitted Indebtedness; (xv) Liens on Excluded Assets, for so long as the PSA and the SPSA are in effect; (xvi) Liens incurred in connection with the extension, renewal or refinancing of the indebtedness secured by Liens of the type described in clauses (i) through (xi) above; provided, that any extension, renewal or replacement Lien shall be limited to the property encumbered by the existing Lien and the principal amount of the indebtedness being extended, renewed or refinanced (as may have been reduced by any payment thereon) does not increase.

 

 
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“Permitted Transfers” means (i) sales of Inventory in the normal course of business, (ii) non-exclusive licenses and similar arrangements for the use of Intellectual Property in the ordinary course of business and licenses that could not result in a legal transfer of title of the licensed property but that may be exclusive in respects other than territory and that may be exclusive as to territory only as to discrete geographical areas outside of the United States in the ordinary course of business, (iii) dispositions of worn-out, obsolete or surplus Equipment at fair market value in the ordinary course of business, (iv) dispositions expressly permitted under Section 7.7, 7.8 or 7.10 hereof, (v) dispositions arising from the abandonment of fixtures and other similar tenant improvements in connection with office relocations, (vi) transfers of Excluded Assets pursuant to the Grunenthal Agreements, any New License Agreement, the PSA, the SPSA and the Servicing Agreement, including without limitation transfers of Royalties, Payment Rights, Purchased Assets, the Purchaser Portion and the Purchased Interest, in each case for so long as the PSA and the SPSA are in effect; and (vii) other Transfers of assets having a fair market value of not more than $250,000 in the aggregate in any fiscal year.

 

“Person” means any individual, sole proprietorship, partnership, joint venture, trust, unincorporated organization, association, corporation, limited liability company, institution, other entity or government.

 

 
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“Preferred Stock” means at any given time any equity security issued by Company that has any rights, preferences or privileges senior to Company’s Common Stock.

 

“Prepayment Charge” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.5. 

 

“PSA” means that certain Purchase and Sale Agreement between Company, as seller, and ARPI LLC, as purchaser, dated as of September 18, 2015, as amended, modified, supplemented or restated from time to time.

 

“Publicity Materials” has the meaning given to it in Section 11.17.

 

“Purchased Assets” has the meaning set forth in the PSA.

 

“Purchased Interest” has the meaning set forth in the SPSA.

 

“Purchaser Portion” has the meaning set forth in the PSA.

 

“Receivables” means (i) all of Borrower’s Accounts, Instruments, Documents, Chattel Paper, Supporting Obligations, letters of credit, proceeds of any letter of credit, and Letter of Credit Rights, and (ii) all customer lists, software, and business records related thereto, but specifically excluding with respect to clauses (i) and (ii) any such property received under the Grunenthal Agreements or any New License Agreement, as applicable, and any Servicing Files, in each case for so long as the PSA and the SPSA are in effect.

 

“Royalties” has the meaning set forth in the PSA.

 

“Rule 144” means Rule 144 under the Securities Act.

 

“Required Lenders” means, at any time, the holders of more than 50% of the aggregate unpaid principal amount of the Term Loans then outstanding.

 

“SBA” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 7.15.

 

“SBIC” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 7.15.

 

“SBIC Act” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 7.15.

 

“SEC” means the Securities and Exchange Commission.

 

“Secured Obligations” means Borrower’s obligations under this Agreement and any Loan Document, including any obligation to pay any amount now owing or later arising. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Secured Obligations shall not include any of Borrower’s obligations, liabilities or duties under the Warrant.

 

“Securities Act” means the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

 

 
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“Servicing Agreement” means that certain Servicing Agreement by and among ARPI LLC, PDL and AcelRx, dated as of September 18, 2015, as amended, modified, supplemented or restated from time to time.

 

“Servicing Files” has the meaning set forth in the Servicing Agreement.

 

“SPSA” means that certain Subsequent Purchase and Sale Agreement between ARPI LLC, as seller, and PDL, as purchaser, dated as of September 18, 2015, as amended, modified, supplemented or restated from time to time.

 

“Subordinated Indebtedness” means Indebtedness subordinated to the Secured Obligations in amounts and on terms and conditions satisfactory to Agent in its sole discretion.

 

“Subsidiary” means an entity, whether corporate, partnership, limited liability company, joint venture or otherwise, in which Borrower owns or controls 50% or more of the outstanding voting securities, including each entity listed on Schedule 1 hereto, but specifically excluding ARPI LLC.

 

“Term Commitment” means as to any Lender, the obligation of such Lender, if any, to make a Term Loan Advance to the Borrower in a principal amount not to exceed the amount set forth under the heading “Term Commitment” opposite such Lender’s name on Schedule 1.1.

 

“Term Loan Advance” means any Term Loan funds advanced under this Agreement. 

 

“Term Loan Interest Rate” means for any day a per annum rate of interest equal to the greater of either (i) 9.55% plus the prime rate as reported in The Wall Street, minus 3.50%, and (ii) 9.55%.

 

“Term Loan Maturity Date” means March 1, 2020, and if Borrower achieves Interest Only Extension Conditions A, then September 1, 2020, and if Borrower achieves Interest Only Extension Conditions B, then March 1, 2021.

 

“Trademark License” means any written agreement granting any right to use any Trademark or Trademark registration, now owned or hereafter acquired by Borrower or in which Borrower now holds or hereafter acquires any interest.

 

“Trademarks” means all trademarks (registered, common law or otherwise) and any applications in connection therewith, including registrations, recordings and applications in the United States Patent and Trademark Office or in any similar office or agency of the United States of America, any State thereof or any other country or any political subdivision thereof.

 

“Tranche 1 Term Loan Advance” means an Advance in the amount of $20,466,325.15 to refinance the Existing Term Loan.

 

 
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“Tranche 2 Milestone” means the FDA’s approval of the ARX-04 NDA on or before December 31, 2017.

 

“Tranche 2 Term Loan Advance” means an Advance in an aggregate amount not to exceed $10,000,000 subject to Borrower’s achievement of the Tranche 2 Milestone and approval by Agent’s investment committee, such approval to be granted or withheld in its sole discretion.

 

“UCC” means the Uniform Commercial Code as the same is, from time to time, in effect in the State of California; provided, that in the event that, by reason of mandatory provisions of law, any or all of the attachment, perfection or priority of, or remedies with respect to, Agent’s Lien on any Collateral is governed by the Uniform Commercial Code as the same is, from time to time, in effect in a jurisdiction other than the State of California, then the term “UCC” shall mean the Uniform Commercial Code as in effect, from time to time, in such other jurisdiction solely for purposes of the provisions thereof relating to such attachment, perfection, priority or remedies and for purposes of definitions related to such provisions.

 

“Transaction Documents” has the meaning set forth in the PSA.

 

“Warrant” means any warrant, as amended from time to time, entered into in connection with the Loan.

 

Unless otherwise specified, all references in this Agreement or any Annex or Schedule hereto to a “Section,” “subsection,” “Exhibit,” “Annex,” or “Schedule” shall refer to the corresponding Section, subsection, Exhibit, Annex, or Schedule in or to this Agreement. Unless otherwise specifically provided herein, any accounting term used in this Agreement or the other Loan Documents shall have the meaning customarily given such term in accordance with GAAP, and all financial computations hereunder shall be computed in accordance with GAAP, consistently applied. Unless otherwise defined herein or in the other Loan Documents, terms that are used herein or in the other Loan Documents and defined in the UCC shall have the meanings given to them in the UCC.

 

SECTION 2. THE LOAN

 

2.1     Reserved.

 

2.2     Term Loan.

 

(a)     Advances. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, on the Closing Date Lender will severally (and not jointly) make a Tranche 1 Term Loan Advance in an amount not to exceed its respective Term Commitment, and Borrower agrees to draw a Tranche 1 Term Loan Advance of $20,466,325.15. Beginning April 1, 2017 and continuing through December 31, 2017, subject to Borrower’s achievement of Tranche 2 Milestone and approval by Agent’s investment committee, such approval to be granted or withheld in its sole discretion, Borrower may request Tranche 2 Term Loan Advances in an aggregate amount up to $10,000,000 in minimum increments of $2,500,000. The aggregate outstanding Term Loan Advances in connection with the Term Loan may be up to the Maximum Term Loan Amount.

 

 
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(b)     Advance Request. To obtain a Term Loan Advance, Borrower shall complete, sign and deliver an Advance Request (at least five business days before the Advance Date). Lender shall fund the Term Loan Advance in the manner requested by the Advance Request provided that each of the conditions precedent to such Term Loan Advance is satisfied as of the requested Advance Date.

 

(c)     Interest. The principal balance of each Term Loan Advance shall bear interest thereon from such Advance Date at the Term Loan Interest Rate based on a year consisting of 360 days, with interest computed daily based on the actual number of days elapsed. The Term Loan Interest Rate will float and change on the day the Prime Rate changes from time to time.

 

(d)     Payment. Borrower will pay interest on each Term Loan Advance on the first day of each month, beginning the month after the Closing Date. Borrower shall repay the aggregate Term Loan principal balance that is outstanding on the day immediately preceding the Amortization Date, in equal monthly installments of principal and interest (mortgage style) beginning on the Amortization Date and continuing on the first business day of each month thereafter until the Secured Obligations (other than inchoate indemnity obligations) are repaid. The entire Term Loan principal balance and all accrued but unpaid interest hereunder, shall be due and payable on the Term Loan Maturity Date. Borrower shall make all payments under this Agreement without setoff, recoupment or deduction and regardless of any counterclaim or defense. Lender will initiate debit entries to the Borrower’s account as authorized on the ACH Authorization (i) on each payment date of all periodic obligations payable to Lender under each Note or Term Loan Advance and (ii) for out-of-pocket legal fees and costs incurred by Agent or Lender in connection with Section 11.11 of this Agreement.

 

2.3     Maximum Interest. Notwithstanding any provision in this Agreement, the Notes or any other Loan Document, it is the parties’ intent not to contract for, charge or receive interest at a rate that is greater than the maximum rate permissible by law that a court of competent jurisdiction shall deem applicable hereto (which under the laws of the State of California shall be deemed to be the laws relating to permissible rates of interest on commercial loans) (the “Maximum Rate”). If a court of competent jurisdiction shall finally determine that Borrower has actually paid to Lender an amount of interest in excess of the amount that would have been payable if all of the Secured Obligations had at all times borne interest at the Maximum Rate, then such excess interest actually paid by Borrower shall be deemed retroactively applied as of the date of receipt of such payment as follows: first, to the payment of the Secured Obligations consisting of the outstanding principal; second, after all principal is repaid, to the payment of Lender’s accrued interest, costs, expenses, professional fees and any other Secured Obligations; and third, after all Secured Obligations are repaid, the excess (if any) shall be refunded to Borrower.

 

 
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2.4     Default Interest. In the event any payment is not paid on the scheduled payment date, an amount equal to five percent (5%) of the past due amount shall be payable on demand. In addition, upon the occurrence and during the continuation of an Event of Default hereunder, all Secured Obligations, including principal, interest, compounded interest, and professional fees payable in accordance with Section 11.11, shall bear interest at a rate per annum equal to the rate set forth in Section 2.2(c) plus five percent (5%) per annum. In the event any interest is not paid when due hereunder, delinquent interest shall be added to principal and shall bear interest on interest, compounded at the rate set forth in Section 2.2(c) or this Section 2.4, as applicable.

 

2.5     Prepayment. At its option upon at least seven (7) business days prior notice to Agent, Borrower may prepay all, but not less than all, of the outstanding Advances by paying the entire principal balance and all accrued and unpaid interest thereon, together with a prepayment charge equal to the following percentage of the Advance amount being prepaid: if such Advance amounts are prepaid in any of the first twelve (12) months following the Closing Date, 3.0%; after twelve (12) months but prior to twenty four (24) months, 2.0%; and thereafter, 1.0% (each, a “Prepayment Charge”). Borrower agrees that the Prepayment Charge is a reasonable calculation of Lender’s lost profits in view of the difficulties and impracticality of determining actual damages resulting from an early repayment of the Advances. Borrower shall prepay the outstanding amount of all principal and accrued interest through the prepayment date and the Prepayment Charge upon the occurrence of a Change in Control. Notwithstanding the above, no Prepayment Charge shall be due in connection with term loan advances funded under the Original Agreement.

 

2.6     End of Term Charge.

 

(a)     On the earliest to occur of (i) October 1, 2017, (ii) the date that Borrower prepays the outstanding Secured Obligations (other than any inchoate indemnity obligations and any other obligations which, by their terms, are to survive the termination of this Agreement) in full (except to the extent refinanced hereunder), or (iii) the date that the Secured Obligations become due and payable, Borrower shall pay Lender a charge of $1,700,000 in connection with the term loan funded under the 2013 Agreement. Notwithstanding the required payment date of such charge, it shall be deemed earned by Lender as of December 16, 2013.

 

(b)     On the earliest to occur of (i) the Term Loan Maturity Date, (ii) the date that Borrower prepays the outstanding Secured Obligations (other than any inchoate indemnity obligations and any other obligations which, by their terms, are to survive the termination of this Agreement) in full (except to the extent refinanced hereunder), or (iii) the date that the Secured Obligations become due and payable, Borrower shall pay Lender a charge equal to 6.5% of the aggregate principal amount funded under the Term Loan. Notwithstanding the required payment date of such charge, it shall be deemed earned by Lender as of the Closing Date.

 

 
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2.7     Notes and Lender Investment Representations. If so requested by Lender by written notice to Borrower, then Borrower shall execute and deliver to Lender (and/or, if applicable and if so specified in such notice, to any Person who is an assignee of Lender pursuant to Section 11.13) (promptly after the Borrower’s receipt of such notice) a Note or Notes to evidence Lender’s Loans. This Agreement and any Note are being issued to Lender in reliance upon the following representations and covenants of Lender (which, for the avoidance of doubt, are being made severally, but not jointly, by each Lender):

 

(a)     Investment Purpose. The Note has been or to the extent not yet issued will be acquired by Lender for investment and not with a view to the sale or distribution of any part thereof, and Lender has no present intention of selling or engaging in any public distribution of the same except pursuant to a registration under the Securities Act or an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act. Lender is not a registered broker-dealer under Section 15 of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 or an entity engaged in a business that would require it to be so registered as a broker-dealer.

 

(b)     Financial Risk. The Lender has such knowledge and experience in financial and business matters as to be capable of evaluating the merits and risks of its investment in the Note, and has the ability to bear the economic risks of its investment.

 

(c)     Accredited Investor. The Lender is an “accredited investor” within the meaning of Rule 501 of Regulation D promulgated under the Securities Act.

 

(d)     No Short Sales. The Lender has not engaged, and will not engage, in “short sales” of the Common Stock of the Company. The term “short sale” shall mean any sale of a security which the seller does not own or any sale which is consummated by the delivery of a security borrowed by, or for the account of, the seller.

 

2.8       Pro Rata Treatment. Each payment (including prepayment) on account of any fee and any reduction of the Term Loans shall be made pro rata according to the Term Commitments of the relevant Lender.

 

  

SECTION 3. SECURITY INTEREST

 

3.1       As security for the prompt, complete and indefeasible payment when due (whether on the payment dates or otherwise) of all the Secured Obligations, Borrower grants to Agent and Lender a security interest in all of Borrower’s personal property now owned or hereafter acquired, including the following (collectively, the “Collateral”): (a) Receivables; (b) Equipment; (c) Fixtures; (d) General Intangibles (other than Intellectual Property); (e) Inventory; (f) Investment Property; (g) Deposit Accounts; (h) Cash; (i) Goods; and other tangible and intangible personal property of Borrower whether now or hereafter owned or existing, leased, consigned by or to, or acquired by, Borrower and wherever located; and, to the extent not otherwise included, all Proceeds of each of the foregoing and all accessions to, substitutions and replacements for, and rents, profits and products of each of the foregoing; provided, however, that the Collateral shall include all Accounts and General Intangibles that consist of rights to payment and proceeds from the sale, licensing or disposition of all or any part, or rights in, the Intellectual Property (the “Rights to Payment”). Notwithstanding the foregoing, if a judicial authority (including a U.S. Bankruptcy Court) holds that a security interest in the underlying Intellectual Property is necessary to have a security interest in the Rights to Payment, then the Collateral shall automatically, and effective as of the date of this Agreement, include the Intellectual Property to the extent necessary to permit perfection of Lender’s security interest in the Rights to Payment. Upon payment in full in cash of the Secured Obligations (other than inchoate indemnity obligations and any other obligations which, by their terms, are to survive the termination of this Agreement) and at such time as this Agreement has been terminated, the Agent and Lender shall, at Borrower’s sole cost and expense, release their Liens in the Collateral and all rights therein shall revert to Borrower.

 

 
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3.2     Notwithstanding anything else set forth herein, the Collateral shall specifically exclude the Excluded Assets for so long as the PSA and SPSA remain in effect, but upon the termination or expiration of the PSA and the SPSA, the Excluded Assets (to the extent they do not consist of Intellectual Property) shall automatically be subject to the security interest granted in favor of Agent and Lender hereunder and become part of the Collateral.

 

3.3     Notwithstanding the broad grant of the security interest set forth in Section 3.1, above, the Collateral shall not include more than 65% of the presently existing and hereafter arising issued and outstanding shares of capital stock owned by Borrower of any Foreign Subsidiary which shares entitle the holder thereof to vote for directors or any other matter.

 

SECTION 4. CONDITIONS PRECEDENT TO LOAN

 

The obligations of Lender to make the Loan hereunder are subject to the satisfaction by Borrower of the following conditions:

 

4.1     Initial Advance. On or prior to the Closing Date, Borrower shall have delivered to Agent the following:

 

(a)     executed copies of the Loan Documents (other than the Warrant, which shall be an original), Account Control Agreements, a legal opinion of Borrower’s counsel and all other documents and instruments reasonably required by Agent to effectuate the transactions contemplated hereby or to create and perfect the Liens of Agent with respect to all Collateral, in all cases in form and substance reasonably acceptable to Agent;

 

(b)     certified copy of resolutions of Borrower’s board of directors evidencing approval of (i) the Loan and other transactions evidenced by the Loan Documents; and (ii) the Warrant and transactions evidenced thereby;

 

(c)     certified copies of the Certificate of Incorporation and the Bylaws, as amended through the Closing Date, of Borrower;

 

 
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(d)     a certificate of good standing for Borrower from its state of incorporation and similar certificates from all other jurisdictions in which it does business and where the failure to be qualified would have a Material Adverse Effect;

 

(e)     payment of a Facility Charge in the amount of $204,663.25 and reimbursement of Agent’s and Lender’s current expenses reimbursable pursuant to this Agreement, which amounts may be deducted from the initial Advance; and

 

(f)     such other documents as Agent may reasonably request.

 

4.2      All Advances. On each Advance Date:

 

(a)     Agent shall have received (i) an Advance Request for the relevant Advance as required by Section 2.2(b), each duly executed by Company’s Chief Executive Officer or Chief Financial Officer, and (ii) any other documents Agent may reasonably request.

 

(b)     The representations and warranties set forth in this Agreement shall be true and correct in all material respects on and as of the Advance Date with the same effect as though made on and as of such date, except to the extent such representations and warranties expressly relate to an earlier date.

 

(c)     Borrower shall be in compliance with all the terms and provisions set forth herein and in each other Loan Document on its part to be observed or performed, and at the time of and immediately after such Advance no Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing.

 

(d)     Each Advance Request shall be deemed to constitute a representation and warranty by Borrower on the relevant Advance Date as to the matters specified in paragraphs (b) and (c) of this Section 4.2 and as to the matters set forth in the Advance Request.

 

4.3       No Default. As of the Closing Date and each Advance Date, (i) no fact or condition exists that would (or would, with the passage of time, the giving of notice, or both) constitute an Event of Default and (ii) no event that has had or could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect has occurred and is continuing.

 

SECTION 5. REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF BORROWER

 

Borrower represents and warrants that:

 

5.1     Corporate Status. Borrower is a corporation duly organized, legally existing and in good standing under the laws of the State of Delaware, and is duly qualified as a foreign corporation in all jurisdictions in which the nature of its business or location of its properties require such qualifications and where the failure to be qualified could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. Borrower’s present name, former names (if any), locations, place of formation, tax identification number, organizational identification number and other information are correctly set forth in Exhibit C, as may be updated by Borrower in a written notice (including any Compliance Certificate) provided to Lender after the Closing Date.

 

 
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5.2     Collateral. Borrower owns the Collateral and the Intellectual Property, free of all Liens, except for Permitted Liens. Borrower has the power and authority to grant to Lender a Lien in the Collateral as security for the Secured Obligations.

 

5.3     Consents. Borrower’s execution, delivery and performance of the Notes, this Agreement and all other Loan Documents, and Borrower’s execution of the Warrant, (i) have been duly authorized by all necessary corporate action of Borrower, (ii) will not result in the creation or imposition of any Lien upon the Collateral, other than Permitted Liens and the Liens created by this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, (iii) do not violate any provisions of Borrower’s Certificate or Articles of Incorporation (as applicable), bylaws, or any, law, regulation, order, injunction, judgment, decree or writ to which Borrower is subject and (iv) except as described on Schedule 5.3, do not violate any contract or agreement or require the consent or approval of any other Person which has not already been obtained. The individual or individuals executing the Loan Documents and the Warrant are duly authorized to do so.

 

5.4     Material Adverse Effect. Since June 30, 2016, no event that has had or could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect has occurred and is continuing. Borrower is not aware of any event likely to occur that is reasonably expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.

 

5.5     Actions Before Governmental Authorities. Except as described on Schedule 5.5, there are no actions, suits or proceedings at law or in equity or by or before any governmental authority now pending or, to the knowledge of Borrower, threatened in writing against or affecting Borrower or its property that could reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.

 

5.6     Laws. Borrower is not in violation of any law, rule or regulation, or in default with respect to any judgment, writ, injunction or decree of any governmental authority, where such violation or default is reasonably expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect. Borrower is not in default in any manner under any provision of any agreement or instrument evidencing material Indebtedness, or any other material agreement to which it is a party or by which it is bound. Borrower, its Subsidiaries, and, to the extent of the actual knowledge (but not implied knowledge) of the Borrower, its Affiliates and any agent or other party acting on behalf of Borrower, its Subsidiaries or its Affiliates are in compliance with all applicable anti-money laundering, economic sanctions and anti-bribery laws and regulations, and none of the funds to be provided under this Agreement will be used by Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries, directly or indirectly, for any activities in violation of such laws and regulations.

 

 
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5.7     Information Correct and Current. No information, report, Advance Request, financial statement, exhibit or schedule furnished, by or on behalf of Borrower to Agent in connection with any Loan Document or included therein or delivered pursuant thereto contained, or, when taken as a whole, contains or will contain any material misstatement of fact or, when taken together with all other such information or documents, omitted, omits or will omit to state any material fact necessary to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were, are or will be made, not materially misleading at the time such statement was made or deemed made. Additionally, any and all financial or business projections provided by Borrower to Agent, whether prior to or after the Closing Date, shall be (i) provided in good faith and based on the most current data and information available to Borrower, and (ii) the most current of such projections provided to Borrower’s Board of Directors (it being understood that such projections are subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond the control of Borrower, that no assurance is given that any particular projections will be realized, that actual results may differ).

 

5.8     Tax Matters. Except as described on Schedule 5.8 and except those being contested in good faith with adequate reserves under GAAP, (a) Borrower has filed all material federal, state and local tax returns that it is required to file, (b) Borrower has duly paid or fully reserved for all taxes (other than de minimis amounts not exceeding Twenty Five Thousand Dollars ($25,000) in the aggregate) or installments thereof (including any interest or penalties) as and when due, which have or may become due pursuant to such returns, and (c) Borrower has paid or fully reserved for any tax assessment received by Borrower for the three (3) years preceding the Closing Date, if any (including any taxes being contested in good faith and by appropriate proceedings).

 

5.9     Intellectual Property Claims. Borrower is the sole owner of, or otherwise has the right to use, the Intellectual Property necessary or material to Borrower’s business. Except as described on Schedule 5.9, (i) each of the material Copyrights, Trademarks and Patents is valid and enforceable, (ii) no material part of the Intellectual Property has been judged invalid or unenforceable, in whole or in part, and (iii) no claim has been made to Borrower that any material part of the Intellectual Property violates the rights of any third party. Exhibit D is a true, correct and complete list of each of Borrower’s Patents, registered Trademarks, registered Copyrights, and material agreements under which Borrower licenses Intellectual Property from third parties (other than shrink-wrap software licenses), together with application or registration numbers, as applicable, owned by Borrower or any Subsidiary, in each case as of the Closing Date. Borrower is not in material breach of, nor has Borrower failed to perform any material obligations under, any of the foregoing contracts, licenses or agreements and, to Borrower’s knowledge, no third party to any such contract, license or agreement is in material breach thereof or has failed to perform any material obligations thereunder.

 

5.10     Intellectual Property. Except as described on Schedule 5.10, Borrower has, or in the case of any proposed business, will have, all material rights with respect to Intellectual Property necessary or material in the operation or conduct of Borrower’s business as currently conducted and proposed to be conducted by Borrower. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, and in the case of Licenses, except for restrictions that are unenforceable under Division 9 of the UCC, Borrower has the right, to the extent required to operate Borrower’s business, to freely transfer, license or assign Intellectual Property necessary or material in the operation or conduct of Borrower’s business as currently conducted by Borrower without condition, restriction or payment of any kind (other than license payments in the ordinary course of business) to any third party, and Borrower owns or has the right to use, pursuant to valid licenses, all software development tools, library functions, compilers and all other third-party software and other items that are necessary or material to Borrower’s business and used in the design, development, promotion, sale, license, manufacture, import, export, use or distribution of Borrower Products, except customary covenants in inbound license agreements and equipment leases where Borrower is the licensee or lessee.

 

 
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5.11     Borrower Products. Except as described on Schedule 5.11, no Intellectual Property owned by Borrower and no Borrower Product has been or is subject to any actual or, to the knowledge of Borrower, threatened in writing litigation, proceeding (including any proceeding in the United States Patent and Trademark Office or any corresponding foreign office or agency) or outstanding decree, order, judgment, settlement agreement or stipulation that restricts in any manner Borrower’s use, transfer or licensing thereof or that may affect the validity, use or enforceability thereof. There is no decree, order, judgment, agreement, stipulation, arbitral award or other provision entered into in connection with any litigation or proceeding that obligates Borrower to grant licenses or ownership interest in any future Intellectual Property related to the operation or conduct of the business of Borrower or Borrower Products. Borrower has not received any written notice or claim, or, to the knowledge of Borrower, oral notice or claim, challenging or questioning Borrower’s ownership in any Intellectual Property (or written notice of any claim challenging or questioning the ownership in any licensed Intellectual Property of the owner thereof) or suggesting that any third party has any claim of legal or beneficial ownership with respect thereto nor, to Borrower’s knowledge, is there a reasonable basis for any such claim. Neither Borrower’s use of its Intellectual Property nor the production and sale of Borrower Products infringes the Intellectual Property or other rights of others except where such use or production and sale could not reasonably be expected to cause a Material Adverse Effect.

 

5.12     Financial Accounts. Exhibit E, as may be updated by the Borrower in a written notice provided to Agent after the Closing Date, is a true, correct and complete list of (a) all banks and other financial institutions at which Borrower or any Subsidiary maintains Deposit Accounts and (b) all institutions at which Borrower or any Subsidiary maintains an account holding Investment Property, and such exhibit correctly identifies the name, address and telephone number of each bank or other institution, the name in which the account is held, a description of the purpose of the account, and the complete account number therefor.

 

5.13     Employee Loans. Borrower has no outstanding loans to any employee, officer or director of the Borrower nor has Borrower guaranteed the payment of any loan made to an employee, officer or director of the Borrower by a third party.

 

 
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5.14     Capitalization and Subsidiaries. Borrower’s capitalization as of the Closing Date is set forth on Schedule 5.14 annexed hereto. Borrower does not own any stock, partnership interest or other securities of any Person, except for Permitted Investments. Attached as Schedule 5.14, as may be updated by Borrower in a written notice provided after the Closing Date, is a true, correct and complete list of each Subsidiary.

 

SECTION 6. INSURANCE; INDEMNIFICATION

 

6.1     Coverage. Borrower shall cause to be carried and maintained commercial general liability insurance, on an occurrence form, against risks customarily insured against in Borrower’s line of business. Such risks shall include the risks of bodily injury, including death, property damage, personal injury, advertising injury, and contractual liability per the terms of the indemnification agreement found in Section 6.3. Borrower must maintain a minimum of $2,000,000 of commercial general liability insurance for each occurrence. Borrower has and agrees to maintain a minimum of $10,000,000 of directors’ and officers’ insurance for each occurrence and $10,000,000 in the aggregate. So long as there are any Secured Obligations (other than inchoate indemnity obligations) outstanding, Borrower shall also cause to be carried and maintained insurance upon the Collateral, insuring against all risks of physical loss or damage, in an amount not less than the full replacement cost of the Collateral, provided that such insurance may be subject to standard exceptions and deductibles. Borrower shall also carry and maintain a fidelity insurance policy in an amount not less than $25,000.

 

6.2     Certificates. Borrower shall deliver to Agent certificates of insurance that evidence Borrower’s compliance with its insurance obligations in Section 6.1 and the obligations contained in this Section 6.2. Borrower’s insurance certificate shall state Lender is an additional insured for commercial general liability, loss payee for all risk property damage insurance, subject to the insurer’s approval, and for any future insurance that Borrower may acquire from such or another insurer, Borrower shall use commercially reasonable efforts to cause such insurance certificates to state that the Lender is a loss payee for property insurance and an additional insured for liability insurance for any future insurance that Borrower may acquire from such insurer. Attached to the certificates of insurance will be additional insured endorsements for liability and lender’s loss payable endorsements for all risk property damage insurance. Borrower shall use commercially reasonable efforts to cause its agents issuing all certificates of insurance to provide for a minimum of thirty (30) days advance written notice to Agent of cancellation (other than cancellation for non-payment of premiums, for which ten (10) days’ advance written notice shall be sufficient) or any other change adverse to Agent’s interests. Any failure of Agent to scrutinize such insurance certificates for compliance is not a waiver of any of Agent’s rights, all of which are reserved.

 

6.3     Indemnity. Borrower agrees to indemnify and hold Agent, Lender and their officers, directors, employees, agents, in-house attorneys, representatives and shareholders (each, an “Indemnified Person”) harmless from and against any and all claims, costs, expenses, damages and liabilities (including such claims, costs, expenses, damages and liabilities based on liability in tort, including strict liability in tort), including reasonable attorneys’ fees and disbursements and other costs of investigation or defense (including those incurred upon any appeal) (collectively, “Liabilities”), that may be instituted or asserted against or incurred by such Indemnified Person as the result of credit having been extended, suspended or terminated under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents or the administration of such credit, or in connection with or arising out of the transactions contemplated hereunder and thereunder, or any actions or failures to act in connection therewith, or arising out of the disposition or utilization of the Collateral, excluding in all cases Liabilities to the extent resulting solely from any Indemnified Person’s gross negligence or willful misconduct. Borrower agrees to pay, and to save Agent and Lender harmless from, any and all liabilities with respect to, or resulting from any delay in paying, any and all excise, sales or other similar taxes (excluding taxes imposed on or measured by the net income of Agent or Lender) that may be payable or determined to be payable with respect to any of the Collateral or this Agreement. In no event shall Borrower or any Indemnified Person be liable on any theory of liability for any special, indirect, consequential or punitive damages (including any loss of profits, business or anticipated savings). This Section 6.3 shall survive the repayment of indebtedness under, and otherwise shall survive the expiration or other termination of, the Loan Agreement.

 

 
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SECTION 7. COVENANTS OF BORROWER

 

Borrower agrees as follows:

 

7.1     Financial Reports. Borrower shall furnish to Agent the financial statements and reports listed hereinafter (the “Financial Statements”):

 

(a)     as soon as practicable (and in any event within 30 days) after the end of each month, unaudited interim and year-to-date financial statements as of the end of such month (prepared on a consolidated and consolidating basis, if applicable), including balance sheet and related statements of income and cash flows accompanied by a report detailing any material contingencies (including the commencement of any material litigation by or against Borrower) or any other occurrence that would reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, all certified by Borrower’s Chief Executive Officer or Chief Financial Officer to the effect that they have been prepared in accordance with GAAP, except (i) for the absence of footnotes, (ii) that they are subject to normal year end adjustments, (iii) they do not contain certain non-cash items that are customarily included in quarterly and annual financial statements, and (iv) for the first two months of each quarter only the balance sheet and income statement will be required;

 

(b)     as soon as practicable (and in any event within 45 days) after the end of each of the first three fiscal quarters of any fiscal year of Company, unaudited interim and year-to-date financial statements as of the end of such fiscal quarter (prepared on a consolidated basis), including balance sheet and related statements of income and cash flows accompanied by a report detailing any material contingencies (including the commencement of any material litigation by or against Borrower) or any other occurrence that would reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, certified by Company’s Chief Executive Officer or Chief Financial Officer to the effect that they have been prepared in accordance with GAAP, except (i) for the absence of footnotes, and (ii) that they are subject to normal year end adjustments; as well as the most recent capitalization table for Borrower, including the weighted average exercise price of employee stock options;

 

 
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(c)     as soon as practicable (and in any event within 90 days) after the end of each fiscal year, unqualified audited financial statements as of the end of such year (prepared on a consolidated basis), including balance sheet and related statements of income and cash flows, and setting forth in comparative form the corresponding figures for the preceding fiscal year, certified by a firm of independent certified public accountants selected by Borrower and reasonably acceptable to Lender (it being understood that OUM & Co. and any accountants of recognized national or regional standing are acceptable to Lender), accompanied by any management report from such accountants;

 

(d)     as soon as practicable (and in any event within 30 days) after the end of each month, a Compliance Certificate in the form of Exhibit F;

 

(e)     promptly after the sending or filing thereof, as the case may be, copies of any proxy statements, financial statements or reports that Borrower has made available to holders of its Preferred Stock and copies of any regular, periodic and special reports or registration statements that Borrower files with the SEC or any governmental authority that may be substituted therefor, or any national securities exchange;

 

(f)     [reserved]; and

 

(g)     financial and business projections promptly following their approval by Borrower’s Board of Directors, as well as other financial information reasonably requested by Lender.

 

Borrower shall not make any change in its (a) accounting policies or reporting practices, except in accordance with GAAP or with the consent of Lender, or (b) fiscal years or fiscal quarters. The fiscal year of Borrower shall end on December 31.

 

The executed Compliance Certificate may be sent via email to Agent at legal@herculestech.com. All Financial Statements required to be delivered pursuant to clauses (a), (b) and (c) shall be sent via e-mail to financialstatements@herculestech.com with a copy to legal@herculestech.com provided that, if e-mail is not available or sending such Financial Statements via e-mail is not possible, they shall be sent to Agent at: legal@herculestech.com, attention Chief Credit Officer.

 

Notwithstanding the foregoing, documents required to be delivered pursuant to the terms hereof (to the extent any such documents are included in materials otherwise filed with the SEC) may be delivered electronically and if so delivered, shall be deemed to have been delivered on the date on which Borrower emails a link thereto to Agent.

 

 
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7.2     Management Rights. Borrower shall permit any representative that Agent or Lender authorizes, including its attorneys and accountants, to inspect the Collateral and examine and make copies and abstracts of the books of account and records of Borrower at reasonable times and upon reasonable notice during normal business hours. Such inspections or examinations shall be conducted no more often than once every six months unless an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing. In addition, any such representative shall have the right to meet with management and officers of Borrower to discuss such books of account and records. In addition, Agent or Lender shall be entitled at reasonable times and intervals to consult with and advise the management and officers of Borrower concerning significant business issues affecting Borrower. Such consultations shall not unreasonably interfere with Borrower’s business operations. The parties intend that the rights granted Agent and Lender shall constitute “management rights” within the meaning of 29 C.F.R. Section 2510.3-101(d)(3)(ii), but that any advice, recommendations or participation by Agent or Lender with respect to any business issues shall not be deemed to give Agent or Lender, nor be deemed an exercise by Agent or Lender of, control over Borrower’s management or policies.

 

7.3     Further Assurances. Borrower shall from time to time execute, deliver and file, alone or with Agent, any financing statements, security agreements, collateral assignments, notices, control agreements, or other documents to perfect or give the highest priority to Agent’s Lien on the Collateral (subject to Permitted Liens that are permitted pursuant to the terms of this Agreement to have superior priority to Agent’s Lien under this Agreement). Borrower shall from time to time procure any instruments or documents as may be reasonably requested by Agent, and take all further action that may be necessary or desirable, or that Agent may reasonably request, to perfect and protect the Liens granted hereby and thereby. In addition, and for such purposes only, Borrower hereby authorizes Agent to execute and deliver on behalf of Borrower and to file such financing statements (including an indication that the financing statement covers “all assets” or “all personal property” of Borrower in accordance with Section 9-504 of the UCC), collateral assignments, notices, control agreements, security agreements and other documents without the signature of Borrower either in Agent’s name or in the name of Agent as agent and attorney-in-fact for Borrower. Borrower shall protect and defend Borrower’s title to the Collateral and Agent’s Lien thereon against all Persons claiming any interest adverse to Borrower or Agent other than Permitted Liens.

 

7.4     [Post-Closing Items. Borrower shall use its commercially reasonable efforts to deliver or cause to be delivered the documents listed on Schedule 7.4 on or before the corresponding dates set forth on Schedule 7.4.]

 

7.5     Indebtedness. Borrower shall not create, incur, assume, guarantee or be or remain liable with respect to any Indebtedness, or permit any Subsidiary so to do, other than Permitted Indebtedness, or prepay any Indebtedness or take any actions which impose on Borrower an obligation to prepay any Indebtedness, except (a) for the conversion of Indebtedness into equity securities and the payment of cash in lieu of fractional shares in connection with such conversion, (b) for purchase money Indebtedness permitted under this Agreement pursuant to its then applicable payment schedule, (c) for prepayment by any Subsidiary of (i) intercompany Indebtedness owed by such Subsidiary to any Borrower or (ii) if such Subsidiary is not a Borrower, intercompany Indebtedness owed by such Subsidiary to another Subsidiary that is not a Borrower or (d) as otherwise permitted hereunder or approved in writing by Agent.

 

 
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7.6     Collateral. Borrower shall at all times keep the Collateral, the Intellectual Property and all other property and assets used in Borrower’s business or in which Borrower now or hereafter holds any interest free and clear from any legal process or Liens whatsoever (except for Permitted Liens), and shall give Agent prompt written notice of any legal process affecting the Collateral, the Intellectual Property, such other property and assets, or any Liens thereon. Borrower shall cause its Subsidiaries to protect and defend such Subsidiary’s title to its assets from and against all Persons claiming any interest adverse to such Subsidiary, and Borrower shall cause its Subsidiaries at all times to keep such Subsidiary’s property and assets free and clear from any legal process or Liens whatsoever (except for Permitted Liens), and shall give Agent prompt written notice of any legal process affecting such Subsidiary’s assets. Except with respect to (i) specific property encumbered to secure payment of particular Indebtedness incurred to finance the acquisition of such property, (ii) Liens on Excluded Assets described in subsection (xv) of the definition of Permitted Liens, and (iii) restrictions by reason of customary provisions restricting assignment, subletting or other transfers contained in leases, licenses and similar agreements entered into in the ordinary course of business (provided that such restrictions are limited to the property or assets secured by such Liens, Excluded Assets or the property or assets subject to such leases, licenses or similar agreements, as the case may be), Borrower shall not agree with any Person other than Agent not to encumber its property.

 

7.7     Investments. Borrower shall not directly or indirectly acquire or own, or make any Investment in or to any Person, or permit any of its Subsidiaries so to do, other than Permitted Investments.

 

7.8     Distributions. Borrower shall not, and shall not allow any Subsidiary to, (a) repurchase or redeem any class of stock or other equity interest other than pursuant to employee, director or consultant stock purchase or repurchase plans or other similar agreements, provided, however, in each case the repurchase or redemption price does not exceed the original consideration paid for such stock or equity interest, or (b) declare or pay any cash dividend or make a cash distribution on any class of stock or other equity interest, except that a Subsidiary may pay dividends or make distributions to Borrower, or (c) lend money to any employees, officers or directors except as expressly permitted by clause (ix) of the definition of Permitted Investments, or guarantee the payment of any such loans granted by a third party in excess of $100,000 in the aggregate or (d) waive, release or forgive any Indebtedness owed by any employees, officers or directors in excess of $100,000 in the aggregate.

 

7.9     Transfers. Except for Permitted Transfers, neither Borrower nor its Subsidiaries shall voluntarily or involuntarily transfer, sell, lease, license, lend or in any other manner convey any equitable, beneficial or legal interest in any material portion of their assets.

 

 
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7.10     Mergers or Acquisitions. Borrower shall not merge or consolidate, or permit any of its Subsidiaries to merge or consolidate, with or into any other business organization (other than mergers or consolidations of (a) a Subsidiary which is not a Borrower into another Subsidiary or into a Borrower, (b) a Borrower into another Borrower, (c) any Person into a Borrower in a transaction in which the surviving entity is such Borrower or (d) any Person (other than a Borrower) into a Subsidiary in a transaction in which the surviving entity is such Subsidiary), or acquire, or permit any of its Subsidiaries to acquire, all or substantially all of the capital stock or property of another Person, except for acquisitions permitted by Section 7.7.

 

7.11     Taxes. Borrower and its Subsidiaries shall pay when due all taxes (other than de minimis amounts not exceeding Twenty Five Thousand Dollars ($25,000) in the aggregate), fees or other charges of any nature whatsoever (together with any related interest or penalties) now or hereafter imposed or assessed against Borrower, Agent or Lender (to the extent assessed in connection with the making of the Loan hereunder but excluding taxes on Lender’s net income) or the Collateral or upon Borrower’s ownership, possession, use, operation or disposition thereof or upon Borrower’s rents, receipts or earnings arising therefrom. Borrower shall file on or before the due date therefor all personal property tax returns in respect of the Collateral. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Borrower may contest, in good faith and by appropriate proceedings, taxes for which Borrower maintains adequate reserves therefor in accordance with GAAP.

 

7.12     Corporate Changes. Neither Borrower nor any Subsidiary shall change its corporate name, legal form or jurisdiction of formation without twenty (20) days’ prior written notice to Agent. Neither Borrower nor any Subsidiary shall suffer a Change in Control. Neither Borrower nor any Subsidiary shall relocate its chief executive office or its principal place of business unless: (i) it has provided prior written notice to Agent; and (ii) such relocation shall be within the continental United States of America. Neither Borrower nor any Domestic Subsidiary shall relocate any item of Collateral (other than (w) sales of Inventory in the ordinary course of business, (x) relocations of mobile Equipment, (y) relocations of other Equipment having an aggregate value of up to $150,000 in any fiscal year, and (z) relocations of Collateral from a location described on Exhibit C to another location described on Exhibit C) unless (i) it has provided prompt written notice to Agent, (ii) such relocation is within the continental United States or to such other jurisdiction as designated in writing by Borrower from time to time, and, (iii) if such relocation is to a third party bailee, it has delivered a bailee agreement in form and substance reasonably acceptable to Agent.

 

7.13     Deposit Accounts. Neither Borrower nor any Domestic Subsidiary shall maintain any Deposit Accounts, or accounts holding Investment Property, except with respect to which Agent has an Account Control Agreement.

 

7.14     Borrower shall notify Agent of each Subsidiary formed subsequent to the Closing Date and, within 30 days of formation, shall cause any such Domestic Subsidiary to execute and deliver to Agent a Joinder Agreement.

 

 
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7.15     Notification of Event of Default. Borrower shall notify Agent promptly upon becoming aware of the occurrence of any Event of Default, such notice to be sent via facsimile or email to Agent.

 

7.16     Agent and Lender have received a license from the U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”) to extend loans as a small business investment company (“SBIC”) pursuant to the Small Business Investment Act of 1958, as amended, and the associated regulations (collectively, the “SBIC Act”). Portions of the loan to Borrower will be made under the SBA license and the SBIC Act. Addendum 1 to this Agreement outlines various responsibilities of Agent, Lender and Borrower associated with an SBA loan, and such Addendum 1 is hereby incorporated in this Agreement.

 

SECTION 8. [Reserved]

 

SECTION 9. EVENTS OF DEFAULT

 

The occurrence of any one or more of the following events shall be an Event of Default:

 

9.1     Payments. Borrower fails to pay any amount due under this Agreement, the Notes or any of the other Loan Documents on the due date; provided, however, that an Event of Default shall not occur on account of a failure to pay due solely to an administrative or operational error of Lender or Borrower's bank if Borrower had the funds to make the payment when due and makes the payment within three (3) business days following Borrower's knowledge of such failure to pay; or

 

9.2     Covenants. Borrower breaches or defaults in the performance of any covenant or Secured Obligation under this Agreement, the Notes, or any of the other Loan Documents, and (a) with respect to a default under any covenant under this Agreement (other than under Sections 6, 7.5, 7.6, 7.7, 7.8, 7.9, 7.10, 7.15 and 7.16), such default continues for more than ten (10) days after the earlier of the date on which (i) Agent or Lender has given notice of such default to Borrower and (ii) Borrower has actual knowledge of such default or (b) with respect to a default under any of Sections 6, 7.5, 7.6, 7.7, 7.8, 7.9, 7.10, 7.15 or 7.16, the occurrence of such default; or

 

9.3     Material Adverse Effect. A circumstance has occurred that would reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect; or

 

9.4     Other Loan Documents. The occurrence of any default under any Loan Document or any other agreement between Borrower and Lender and such default continues for more than ten (10) days after the earlier of the date on which (a) Lender has given notice of such default to Borrower, or (b) Borrower has actual knowledge of such default; or

 

9.5     Representations. Any representation or warranty made by Borrower in any Loan Document or in the Warrant shall have been false or misleading in any material respect; or

 

 
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9.6     Insolvency. Borrower (A) (i) shall make an assignment for the benefit of creditors; or (ii) shall be unable to pay its debts as they become due, or be unable to pay or perform under the Loan Documents, or shall become insolvent; or (iii) shall file a voluntary petition in bankruptcy; or (iv) shall file any petition, answer, or document seeking for itself any reorganization, arrangement, composition, readjustment, liquidation, dissolution or similar relief under any present or future statute, law or regulation pertinent to such circumstances; or (v) shall seek or consent to or acquiesce in the appointment of any trustee, receiver, or liquidator of Borrower or of all or any substantial part (i.e., 33-1/3% or more) of the assets or property of Borrower; or (vi) shall cease operations of its business as its business has normally been conducted, or terminate substantially all of its employees; or (vii) Borrower or its directors or majority shareholders shall take any action initiating any of the foregoing actions described in clauses (i) through (vi); or (B) either (i) forty-five (45) days shall have expired after the commencement of an involuntary action against Borrower seeking reorganization, arrangement, composition, readjustment, liquidation, dissolution or similar relief under any present or future statute, law or regulation, without such action being dismissed or all orders or proceedings thereunder affecting the operations or the business of Borrower being stayed; or (ii) a stay of any such order or proceedings shall thereafter be set aside and the action setting it aside shall not be timely appealed; or (iii) Borrower shall file any answer admitting or not contesting the material allegations of a petition filed against Borrower in any such proceedings; or (iv) the court in which such proceedings are pending shall enter a decree or order granting the relief sought in any such proceedings; or (v) forty-five (45) days shall have expired after the appointment, without the consent or acquiescence of Borrower, of any trustee, receiver or liquidator of Borrower or of all or any substantial part of the properties of Borrower without such appointment being vacated; or

 

9.7     Attachments; Judgments. Any portion of Borrower’s assets is attached or seized, or a levy is filed against any such assets, or a judgment or judgments is/are entered for the payment of money, individually or in the aggregate, of at least $500,000, and such judgment remains unstayed for a period of ten (10) days, or Borrower is enjoined or in any way prevented by court order from conducting any part of its business; or

 

9.8     Other Obligations. The occurrence of any default (after giving effect to any grace or cure period, if any) under any agreement or obligation of Borrower involving any Indebtedness which results in a right by a third party or parties, whether or not exercised, to accelerate the maturity of such Indebtedness in excess of $250,000, or the occurrence of any default by Borrower under any agreement of Borrower involving any Indebtedness that could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect; or

 

9.9     Stop Trade. At any time after Lender has received shares of Common Stock pursuant to the terms set forth in Section 2.3(e), an SEC stop trade order or NASDAQ market trading suspension of the Common Stock shall be in effect for five (5) consecutive days or five (5) days during a period of ten (10) consecutive days, excluding in all cases a suspension of all trading on a public market, provided that Borrower shall not have been able to cure such trading suspension within thirty (30) days of the notice thereof or list the Common Stock on another public market within sixty (60) days of such notice.

 

 
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SECTION 10. REMEDIES

 

10.1     General. Upon and during the continuance of any one or more Events of Default, (i) Agent may, and at the direction of the Required Lenders shall, accelerate and demand payment of all or any part of the Secured Obligations together with a Prepayment Charge and declare them to be immediately due and payable (provided, that upon the occurrence of an Event of Default of the type described in Section 9.6, the Notes and all of the Secured Obligations shall automatically be accelerated and made due and payable, in each case without any further notice or act), (ii) Agent may, at its option, sign and file in Borrower’s name any and all collateral assignments, notices, control agreements, security agreements and other documents it deems necessary or appropriate to perfect or protect the repayment of the Secured Obligations, and in furtherance thereof, Borrower hereby grants Agent an irrevocable power of attorney coupled with an interest, and (iii) Agent may notify any of Borrower’s account debtors to make payment directly to Agent, compromise the amount of any such account on Borrower’s behalf and endorse Agent’s name without recourse on any such payment for deposit directly to Agent’s account. Agent may, and at the direction of the Required Lenders shall, exercise all rights and remedies with respect to the Collateral under the Loan Documents or otherwise available to it under the UCC and other applicable law, including the right to release, hold, sell, lease, liquidate, collect, realize upon, or otherwise dispose of all or any part of the Collateral and the right to occupy, utilize, process and commingle the Collateral. All Agent’s rights and remedies shall be cumulative and not exclusive.

 

10.2     Collection; Foreclosure. Upon the occurrence and during the continuance of any Event of Default, Agent may, and at the direction of the Required Lenders shall, at any time or from time to time, apply, collect, liquidate, sell in one or more sales, lease or otherwise dispose of, any or all of the Collateral, in its then condition or following any commercially reasonable preparation or processing, in such order as Agent may elect. Any such sale may be made either at public or private sale at its place of business or elsewhere. Borrower agrees that any such public or private sale may occur upon ten (10) calendar days’ prior written notice to Borrower. Agent may require Borrower to assemble the Collateral and make it available to Agent at a place designated by Agent that is reasonably convenient to Agent and Borrower. The proceeds of any sale, disposition or other realization upon all or any part of the Collateral shall be applied by Agent in the following order of priorities:

 

First, to Agent and Lender in an amount sufficient to pay in full Agent’s and Lender’s reasonable costs and professionals’ and advisors’ fees and expenses as described in Section 11.11;

 

Second, to Lender in an amount equal to the then unpaid amount of the Secured Obligations (including principal, interest, and the Default Rate interest), in such order and priority as Agent may choose in its sole discretion; and

 

Finally, after the full and final payment in Cash of all of the Secured Obligations (other than inchoate obligations), to any creditor holding a junior Lien on the Collateral, or to Borrower or its representatives or as a court of competent jurisdiction may direct.

 

 
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Agent shall be deemed to have acted reasonably in the custody, preservation and disposition of any of the Collateral if it complies with the obligations of a secured party under the UCC.

 

10.3     No Waiver. Agent shall be under no obligation to marshal any of the Collateral for the benefit of Borrower or any other Person, and Borrower expressly waives all rights, if any, to require Agent to marshal any Collateral.

 

10.4     Cumulative Remedies. The rights, powers and remedies of Agent hereunder shall be in addition to all rights, powers and remedies given by statute or rule of law and are cumulative. The exercise of any one or more of the rights, powers and remedies provided herein shall not be construed as a waiver of or election of remedies with respect to any other rights, powers and remedies of Agent.

 

SECTION 11. MISCELLANEOUS

 

11.1     Severability. Whenever possible, each provision of this Agreement shall be interpreted in such manner as to be effective and valid under applicable law, but if any provision of this Agreement shall be prohibited by or invalid under such law, such provision shall be ineffective only to the extent and duration of such prohibition or invalidity, without invalidating the remainder of such provision or the remaining provisions of this Agreement.

 

11.2     Notice. Except as otherwise provided herein, any notice, demand, request, consent, approval, declaration, service of process or other communication (including the delivery of Financial Statements) that is required, contemplated, or permitted under the Loan Documents or with respect to the subject matter hereof shall be in writing, and shall be deemed to have been validly served, given, delivered, and received upon the earlier of: (i) the day of transmission by electronic mail or hand delivery or delivery by an overnight express service or overnight mail delivery service; or (ii) the third calendar day after deposit in the United States of America mails, with proper first class postage prepaid, in each case addressed to the party to be notified as follows:

 

If to Agent:

 

HERCULES TECHNOLOGY II, L.P. as agent
Legal Department
Attention: Chief Legal Officer and Himani Bhalla
400 Hamilton Avenue, Suite 310
Palo Alto, CA 94301
email: legal@herculestech.com
Telephone: 650-289-3060

 

 
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If to Lender:

 

HERCULES CAPITAL FUNDING TRUST 2014-1
Legal Department
Attention: Chief Legal Officer and Himani Bhalla
400 Hamilton Avenue, Suite 310
Palo Alto, CA 94301
email: legal@herculestech.com
Telephone: 650-289-3060

 

and

 

HERCULES TECHNOLOGY II, L.P.
Legal Department
Attention: Chief Legal Officer and Himani Bhalla
400 Hamilton Avenue, Suite 310
Palo Alto, CA 94301
email: legal@herculestech.com
Telephone: 650-289-3060

 

 

 

If to Borrower:

 

ACELRX PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
Attention: Chief Financial Officer
351 Galveston Drive
Redwood City, CA 94063
email: [●]
Telephone: 650-216-3511

 

or to such other address as each party may designate for itself by like notice.

 

11.3     Entire Agreement; Amendments.

 

This Agreement and the other Loan Documents constitute the entire agreement and understanding of the parties hereto in respect of the subject matter hereof and thereof, and supersede and replace in their entirety any prior proposals, term sheets, non-disclosure or confidentiality agreements, letters, negotiations or other documents or agreements, whether written or oral, with respect to the subject matter hereof or thereof.

 

Neither this Agreement, any other Loan Document, nor any terms hereof or thereof may be amended, supplemented or modified except in accordance with the provisions of this Section 11.3. The Required Lenders and Borrower party to the relevant Loan Document may, or, with the written consent of the Required Lenders, the Agent and the Borrower party to the relevant Loan Document may, from time to time, (i) enter into written amendments, supplements or modifications hereto and to the other Loan Documents for the purpose of adding any provisions to this Agreement or the other Loan Documents or changing in any manner the rights of the Lenders or of the Borrower hereunder or thereunder or (ii) waive, on such terms and conditions as the Required Lenders or the Agent, as the case may be, may specify in such instrument, any of the requirements of this Agreement or the other Loan Documents or any default or Event of Default and its consequences; provided, however, that no such waiver and no such amendment, supplement or modification shall (A) forgive the principal amount or extend the final scheduled date of maturity of any Loan, extend the scheduled date of any amortization payment in respect of any Term Loan, reduce the stated rate of any interest or fee payable hereunder) or extend the scheduled date of any payment thereof, in each case without the written consent of each Lender directly affected thereby; (B) eliminate or reduce the voting rights of any Lender under this Section 11.3 without the written consent of such Lender; (C) reduce any percentage specified in the definition of Required Lenders, consent to the assignment or transfer by the Borrower of any of its rights and obligations under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, release all or substantially all of the Collateral or release a Borrower from its obligations under the Loan Documents, in each case without the written consent of all Lenders; or (D) amend, modify or waive any provision of Section 11.17 without the written consent of the Agent. Any such waiver and any such amendment, supplement or modification shall apply equally to each Lender and shall be binding upon Borrower, the Lender, the Agent and all future holders of the Loans.

 

 
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11.4     No Strict Construction. The parties hereto have participated jointly in the negotiation and drafting of this Agreement. In the event an ambiguity or question of intent or interpretation arises, this Agreement shall be construed as if drafted jointly by the parties hereto and no presumption or burden of proof shall arise favoring or disfavoring any party by virtue of the authorship of any provisions of this Agreement.

 

11.5     No Waiver. The powers conferred upon Agent and Lender by this Agreement are solely to protect its rights hereunder and under the other Loan Documents and its interest in the Collateral and shall not impose any duty upon Agent or Lender to exercise any such powers. No omission or delay by Agent or Lender at any time to enforce any right or remedy reserved to it, or to require performance of any of the terms, covenants or provisions hereof by Borrower at any time designated, shall be a waiver of any such right or remedy to which Agent or Lender is entitled, nor shall it in any way affect the right of Agent or Lender to enforce such provisions thereafter.

 

11.6     Survival. All agreements, representations and warranties contained in this Agreement and the other Loan Documents or in any document delivered pursuant hereto or thereto shall be for the benefit of Agent and Lender and shall survive the execution and delivery of this Agreement. Section 6.3 shall survive the termination of this Agreement.

 

11.7     Successors and Assigns. The provisions of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents shall inure to the benefit of and be binding on Borrower and its permitted assigns (if any). Borrower shall not assign its obligations under this Agreement or any of the other Loan Documents without Agent’s express prior written consent, and any such attempted assignment shall be void and of no effect. Agent and Lender may assign, transfer, or endorse its rights hereunder and under the other Loan Documents without prior notice to Borrower, and all of such rights shall inure to the benefit of Agent’s and Lender’s successors and assigns; provided that, as long as no Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, neither Agent nor any Lender may assign, transfer or endorse its rights hereunder or under the Loan Documents to any party that is a direct competitor of Borrower (as reasonably determined by Agent), it being acknowledged that, in all cases, any transfer to an Affiliate of any Lender or Agent shall be allowed.

 

 
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11.8     Governing Law. This Agreement and the other Loan Documents have been negotiated and delivered to Agent and Lender in the State of California, and shall have been accepted by Agent and Lender in the State of California. Payment to Agent and Lender by Borrower of the Secured Obligations is due in the State of California. This Agreement and, except to the extent another jurisdiction is specified therein, the other Loan Documents shall be governed by, and construed and enforced in accordance with, the laws of the State of California, excluding conflict of laws principles that would cause the application of laws of any other jurisdiction.

 

11.9     Consent to Jurisdiction and Venue. All judicial proceedings (to the extent that the reference requirement of Section 11.10 is not applicable) arising in or under or related to this Agreement or any of the other Loan Documents may be brought in any state or federal court located in the State of California. By execution and delivery of this Agreement, each party hereto generally and unconditionally: (a) consents to nonexclusive personal jurisdiction in Santa Clara County, State of California; (b) waives any objection as to jurisdiction or venue in Santa Clara County, State of California; (c) agrees not to assert any defense based on lack of jurisdiction or venue in the aforesaid courts; and (d) irrevocably agrees to be bound by any judgment rendered thereby in connection with this Agreement or the other Loan Documents. Service of process on any party hereto in any action arising out of or relating to this Agreement shall be effective if given in accordance with the requirements for notice set forth in Section 11.2, and shall be deemed effective and received as set forth in Section 11.2. Nothing herein shall affect the right to serve process in any other manner permitted by law or shall limit the right of either party to bring proceedings in the courts of any other jurisdiction.

 

11.10     Mutual Waiver of Jury Trial / Judicial Reference.

 

Because disputes arising in connection with complex financial transactions are most quickly and economically resolved by an experienced and expert Person and the parties wish applicable state and federal laws to apply (rather than arbitration rules), the parties desire that their disputes be resolved by a judge applying such applicable laws. EACH OF BORROWER, AGENT AND LENDER SPECIFICALLY WAIVES ANY RIGHT IT MAY HAVE TO TRIAL BY JURY OF ANY CAUSE OF ACTION, CLAIM, CROSS-CLAIM, COUNTERCLAIM, THIRD PARTY CLAIM OR ANY OTHER CLAIM (COLLECTIVELY, “CLAIMS”) ASSERTED BY BORROWER AGAINST AGENT, LENDER OR THEIR RESPECTIVE ASSIGNEE OR BY AGENT, LENDER OR THEIR RESPECTIVE ASSIGNEE AGAINST BORROWER. This waiver extends to all such Claims, including Claims that involve Persons other than Agent, Borrower and Lender; Claims that arise out of or are in any way connected to the relationship among Borrower, Agent and Lender; and any Claims for damages, breach of contract, tort, specific performance, or any equitable or legal relief of any kind, arising out of this Agreement, any other Loan Document.

 

 
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If the waiver of jury trial set forth in Section 11.10(a) is ineffective or unenforceable, the parties agree that all Claims shall be resolved by reference to a private judge sitting without a jury, pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure Section 638, before a mutually acceptable referee or, if the parties cannot agree, a referee selected by the Presiding Judge of the Santa Clara County, California. Such proceeding shall be conducted in Santa Clara County, California, with California rules of evidence and discovery applicable to such proceeding.

 

In the event Claims are to be resolved by judicial reference, either party may seek from a court identified in Section 11.9, any prejudgment order, writ or other relief and have such prejudgment order, writ or other relief enforced to the fullest extent permitted by law notwithstanding that all Claims are otherwise subject to resolution by judicial reference.

 

11.11     Professional Fees. Borrower promises to pay Agent’s and Lender’s fees and expenses necessary to finalize the loan documentation, including but not limited to reasonable attorneys fees, UCC searches, filing costs, and other miscellaneous expenses. In addition, Borrower promises to pay any and all reasonable attorneys’ and other professionals’ fees and expenses incurred by Agent and Lender after the Closing Date in connection with or related to: (a) the Loan; (b) the administration, collection, or enforcement of the Loan; (c) the amendment or modification of the Loan Documents; (d) any waiver, consent, release, or termination under the Loan Documents; (e) the protection, preservation, audit, field exam, sale, lease, liquidation, or disposition of Collateral or the exercise of remedies with respect to the Collateral; (f) any legal, litigation, administrative, arbitration, or out of court proceeding in connection with or related to Borrower or the Collateral, and any appeal or review thereof; and (g) any bankruptcy, restructuring, reorganization, assignment for the benefit of creditors, workout, foreclosure, or other action related to Borrower, the Collateral, the Loan Documents, including representing Agent or Lender in any adversary proceeding or contested matter commenced or continued by or on behalf of Borrower’s estate, and any appeal or review thereof.

 

11.12     Confidentiality. Agent and Lender acknowledge that certain items of Collateral and information provided to Agent and Lender by Borrower are confidential and proprietary information of Borrower, if and to the extent such information either (x) is marked as confidential by Borrower at the time of disclosure, or (y) should reasonably be understood to be confidential (the “Confidential Information”). Accordingly, Agent and Lender agree that any Confidential Information it may obtain in the course of acquiring, administering, or perfecting Agent’s security interest in the Collateral shall not be disclosed to any other Person or entity in any manner whatsoever, in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of Borrower, except that Agent and Lender may disclose any such information: (a) to its own directors, officers, employees, accountants, counsel and other professional advisors and to its Affiliates if Agent or Lender in their sole discretion determines that any such party should have access to such information in connection with such party’s responsibilities in connection with the Loan or this Agreement and, provided that such recipient of such Confidential Information either (i) agrees to be bound by the confidentiality provisions of this paragraph or (ii) is otherwise subject to confidentiality restrictions that reasonably protect against the disclosure of Confidential Information; (b) if such information is generally available to the public through no fault of Agent or Lender; (c) if required or appropriate in any report, statement or testimony submitted to any governmental authority having or claiming to have jurisdiction over Agent or Lender; (d) if required or appropriate in response to any summons or subpoena or in connection with any litigation, to the extent permitted or deemed advisable by Agent’s or Lender’s counsel; (e) to comply with any legal requirement or law applicable to Agent or Lender; (f) to the extent reasonably necessary in connection with the exercise of any right or remedy under any Loan Document, including Agent’s sale, lease, or other disposition of Collateral after default; (g) to any participant or assignee of Agent or Lender or any prospective participant or assignee; provided, that such participant or assignee or prospective participant or assignee agrees in writing to be bound by this Section prior to disclosure; or (h) otherwise with the prior consent of Borrower; provided, that any disclosure made in violation of this Agreement shall not affect the obligations of Borrower or any of its Affiliates or any guarantor under this Agreement or the other Loan Documents.

 

 
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11.13     Assignment of Rights. Borrower acknowledges and understands that Agent or Lender may sell and assign all or part of its interest hereunder and under the Note(s) (if any) and Loan Documents to any person or entity (an “Assignee”), provided, however, that any transfer by Lender of the Note(s) (if any) shall be subject to compliance with applicable federal and state securities laws. After such assignment the term “Agent” or “Lender” as used in the Loan Documents shall mean and include such Assignee, and such Assignee shall be vested with all rights, powers and remedies of Agent and Lender hereunder with respect to the interest so assigned; but with respect to any such interest not so transferred, Agent and Lender shall retain all rights, powers and remedies hereby given. No such assignment by Agent or Lender shall relieve Borrower of any of its obligations hereunder. Lender agrees that in the event of any transfer by it of the Note(s)(if any), it will endorse thereon a notation as to the portion of the principal of the Note(s), which shall have been paid at the time of such transfer and as to the date to which interest shall have been last paid thereon.

 

11.14     Revival of Secured Obligations. This Agreement and the Loan Documents shall remain in full force and effect and continue to be effective if any petition is filed by or against Borrower for liquidation or reorganization, if Borrower becomes insolvent or makes an assignment for the benefit of creditors, if a receiver or trustee is appointed for all or any significant part of Borrower’s assets, or if any payment or transfer of Collateral is recovered from Agent or Lender. The Loan Documents and the Secured Obligations and Collateral security shall continue to be effective, or shall be revived or reinstated, as the case may be, if at any time payment and performance of the Secured Obligations or any transfer of Collateral to Agent, or any part thereof is rescinded, avoided or avoidable, reduced in amount, or must otherwise be restored or returned by, or is recovered from, Agent, Lender or by any obligee of the Secured Obligations, whether as a “voidable preference,” “fraudulent conveyance,” or otherwise, all as though such payment, performance, or transfer of Collateral had not been made. In the event that any payment, or any part thereof, is rescinded, reduced, avoided, avoidable, restored, returned, or recovered, the Loan Documents and the Secured Obligations shall be deemed, without any further action or documentation, to have been revived and reinstated except to the extent of the full, final, and indefeasible payment to Agent or Lender in Cash.

 

 
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11.15     Counterparts. This Agreement and any amendments, waivers, consents or supplements hereto may be executed in any number of counterparts, and by different parties hereto in separate counterparts, each of which when so delivered shall be deemed an original, but all of which counterparts shall constitute but one and the same instrument.

 

11.16     No Third Party Beneficiaries. No provisions of the Loan Documents are intended, nor will be interpreted, to provide or create any third-party beneficiary rights or any other rights of any kind in any Person other than Agent, Lender and Borrower unless specifically provided otherwise herein, and, except as otherwise so provided, all provisions of the Loan Documents will be personal and solely among Agent, the Lender and the Borrower.

 

11.17     Publicity. None of the parties hereto nor any of its respective member businesses and Affiliates shall, without the other parties’ prior written consent (which shall not be unreasonably withheld or delayed), publicize or use (a) the other party's name (including a brief description of the relationship among the parties hereto), logo or hyperlink to such other parties’ web site, separately or together, in written and oral presentations, advertising, promotional and marketing materials, client lists, public relations materials or on its web site (together, the “Publicity Materials”); (b) the names of officers of such other parties in the Publicity Materials; and (c) such other parties’ name, trademarks, servicemarks in any news or press release concerning such party; provided however, notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, no such consent shall be required (i) to the extent necessary to comply with the requests of any regulators, legal requirements or laws applicable to such party, pursuant to any listing agreement with any national securities exchange (so long as such party provides prior notice to the other party hereto to the extent reasonably practicable) and (ii) to comply with Section 11.12.

 

11.18     Agency.

 

(a)     Appointment. Lender hereby irrevocably appoints Hercules Technology II, L.P. to act on its behalf as the Agent hereunder and under the other Loan Documents and authorizes the Agent to take such actions on its behalf and to exercise such powers as are delegated to the Agent by the terms hereof or thereof, together with such actions and powers as are reasonably incidental thereto.

 

(b)     Indemnification. Lender agrees to indemnify the Agent in its capacity as such (to the extent not reimbursed by Borrower and without limiting the obligation of Borrower to do so), according to its respective Term Commitment percentages (based upon the total outstanding Term Loan Commitments) in effect on the date on which indemnification is sought under this Section 11.18, from and against any and all liabilities, obligations, losses, damages, penalties, actions, judgments, suits, costs, expenses or disbursements of any kind whatsoever that may at any time be imposed on, incurred by or asserted against the Agent in any way relating to or arising out of, this Agreement, any of the other Loan Documents or any documents contemplated by or referred to herein or therein or the transactions contemplated hereby or thereby or any action taken or omitted by the Agent under or in connection with any of the foregoing. The agreements in this Section shall survive the payment of the Loans and all other amounts payable hereunder.

 

 
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(c)     Agent in Its Individual Capacity. The Person serving as the Agent hereunder shall have the same rights and powers in its capacity as a Lender as any other Lender and may exercise the same as though it were not the Agent and the term “Lender” shall, unless otherwise expressly indicated or unless the context otherwise requires, include each such Person serving as Agent hereunder in its individual capacity.

 

(d)     Exculpatory Provisions. The Agent shall have no duties or obligations except those expressly set forth herein and in the other Loan Documents. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Agent shall not:

 

 

(i)

be subject to any fiduciary or other implied duties, regardless of whether any default or any Event of Default has occurred and is continuing;

 

 

(ii)

have any duty to take any discretionary action or exercise any discretionary powers, except discretionary rights and powers expressly contemplated hereby or by the other Loan Documents that the Agent is required to exercise as directed in writing by the Lender, provided that the Agent shall not be required to take any action that, in its opinion or the opinion of its counsel, may expose the Agent to liability or that is contrary to any Loan Document or applicable law; and

 

 

(iii)

except as expressly set forth herein and in the other Loan Documents, have any duty to disclose, and the Agent shall not be liable for the failure to disclose, any information relating to the Borrower or any of its Affiliates that is communicated to or obtained by any Person serving as the Agent or any of its Affiliates in any capacity.

 

(e)     The Agent shall not be liable for any action taken or not taken by it (i) with the consent or at the request of the Lender or as the Agent shall believe in good faith shall be necessary, under the circumstances or (ii) in the absence of its own gross negligence or willful misconduct.

 

(f)     The Agent shall not be responsible for or have any duty to ascertain or inquire into (i) any statement, warranty or representation made in or in connection with this Agreement or any other Loan Document, (ii) the contents of any certificate, report or other document delivered hereunder or thereunder or in connection herewith or therewith, (iii) the performance or observance of any of the covenants, agreements or other terms or conditions set forth herein or therein or the occurrence of any default or Event of Default, (iv) the validity, enforceability, effectiveness or genuineness of this Agreement, any other Loan Document or any other agreement, instrument or document or (v) the satisfaction of any condition set forth in Section 4 or elsewhere herein, other than to confirm receipt of items expressly required to be delivered to the Agent.

 

 
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(g)     Reliance by Agent. Agent may rely, and shall be fully protected in acting, or refraining to act, upon, any resolution, statement, certificate, instrument, opinion, report, notice, request, consent, order, bond or other paper or document that it has no reason to believe to be other than genuine and to have been signed or presented by the proper party or parties or, in the case of cables, telecopies and telexes, to have been sent by the proper party or parties. In the absence of its gross negligence or willful misconduct, Agent may conclusively rely, as to the truth of the statements and the correctness of the opinions expressed therein, upon any certificates or opinions furnished to Agent and conforming to the requirements of the Loan Agreement or any of the other Loan Documents. Agent may consult with counsel, and any opinion or legal advice of such counsel shall be full and complete authorization and protection in respect of any action taken, not taken or suffered by Agent hereunder or under any Loan Documents in accordance therewith. Agent shall have the right at any time to seek instructions concerning the administration of the Collateral from any court of competent jurisdiction. Agent shall not be under any obligation to exercise any of the rights or powers granted to Agent by this Agreement, the Loan Agreement and the other Loan Documents at the request or direction of Lenders unless Agent shall have been provided by Lender with adequate security and indemnity against the costs, expenses and liabilities that may be incurred by it in compliance with such request or direction.

 

(SIGNATURES TO FOLLOW)

 

 
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, Borrower, Agent and Lender have duly executed and delivered this Amended and Restated Loan and Security Agreement as of the day and year first above written.

 

BORROWER:

 
   
ACELRX PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.  
   
Signature:          _______________________  
   
Print Name:        _______________________  
   

Title:                   _______________________

 
   
   
Accepted in Palo Alto, California:  

 

AGENT:

   
     
HERCULES TECHNOLOGY II, L.P.,    
a Delaware limited partnership    
     
                By:      Hercules Technology SBIC    
                Management, LLC, its General Partner    
     
By:          Hercules Capital, Inc., its Manager    
     
               By: _____________________________    

                          Jennifer Choe, Assistant General Counsel

   
     
     
     

LENDER:

   
     
HERCULES CAPITAL FUNDING TRUST HERCULES TECHNOLOGY II, L.P.,
2014-1 a Delaware limited partnership
     
__________________________________         By:      Hercules Technology SBIC
Jennifer Choe, Assistant General Counsel         Management, LLC, its General Partner
     
  By:       Hercules Capital, Inc., its Manager
     

 

 

     By: ___________________________

                         Jennifer Choe, Assistant
                         General Counsel

  

 
 

 

  

Table of Addenda, Exhibits and Schedules

 

 

Addendum 1: 

SBA Provisions

 

 

Exhibit A:   

Advance Request

 

Attachment to Advance Request

 

 

Exhibit B:  

Term Note

 

 

Exhibit C:   

Name, Locations, and Other Information for Borrower

 

 

Exhibit D:  

Borrower’s Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights and Licenses

 

 

Exhibit E: 

Borrower’s Deposit Accounts and Investment Accounts

 

 

Exhibit F:  

Compliance Certificate

 

 

Exhibit G: 

Joinder Agreement

 

 

Exhibit H: 

ACH Debit Authorization Agreement

 

 

Schedule 1

Subsidiaries

Schedule 1A  Commitments
Schedule 1B Existing Permitted Indebtedness
Schedule 1.1 Existing Permitted Investments
Schedule 1C Existing Permitted Liens
Schedule 5.3 Consents, Etc.
Schedule 5.5 Actions Before Governmental Authorities
Schedule 5.8 Tax Matters
Schedule 5.9  Intellectual Property Claims
Schedule 5.10 Intellectual Property
Schedule 5.11 Borrower Products
Schedule 5.14 Capitalization

  

 
 

 

 

ADDENDUM 1 to

 

AMENDED AND RESTATED LOAN AND SECURITY AGREEMENT

 

 

 

(h)        Borrower’s Business.  For purposes of this Addendum 1, Borrower shall be deemed to include its “affiliates” as defined in Title 13 Code of Federal Regulations Section 121.103.  Borrower represents and warrants to Agent and Lender as of the Closing Date and covenants to Agent and Lender for a period of one year after the Closing Date with respect to subsections 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 below, as follows:

 

 

1.

Size Status.  As of the Closing Date, Borrower’s NAIC is 325412, and Borrower has fewer than 750 employee in the aggregate;

 

 

2.

No Relender.  Borrower’s primary business activity does not involve, directly or indirectly, providing funds to others, purchasing debt obligations, factoring, or long-term leasing of equipment with no provision for maintenance or repair;

 

 

3.

No Passive Business.  Borrower is engaged in a regular and continuous business operation (excluding the mere receipt of payments such as dividends, rents, lease payments, or royalties).  Borrower’s employees are carrying on the majority of day to day operations.  Borrower will not pass through substantially all of the proceeds of the Loan to another entity;

 

 

4.

No Real Estate Business.  Borrower is not classified under Major Group 65 (Real Estate) or Industry No. 1531 (Operative Builders) of the SIC Manual.  The proceeds of the Loan will not be used to acquire or refinance real property unless Borrower (x) is acquiring an existing property and will use at least 51 percent of the usable square footage for its business purposes; (y) is building or renovating a building and will use at least 67 percent of the usable square footage for its business purposes; or (z) occupies the subject property and uses at least 67 percent of the usable square footage for its business purposes.

 

 

5.

No Project Finance.  Borrower’s assets are not intended to be reduced or consumed, generally without replacement, as the life of its business progresses, and the nature of Borrower’s business does not require that a stream of cash payments be made to the business's financing sources, on a basis associated with the continuing sale of assets (e.g., real estate development projects and oil and gas wells).  The primary purpose of the Loan is not to fund production of a single item or defined limited number of items, generally over a defined production period, where such production will constitute the majority of the activities of Borrower (e.g., motion pictures and electric generating plants).

 

 
 

 

 

 

6.

No Farm Land Purchases.  Borrower will not use the proceeds of the Loan to acquire farm land which is or is intended to be used for agricultural or forestry purposes, such as the production of food, fiber, or wood, or is so taxed or zoned.

 

 

7.

No Foreign Investment.  The proceeds of the Loan will not be used substantially for a foreign operation.  At the time of the Loan, Borrower will not have more than 49 percent of its employees or tangible assets located outside the United States of America.  The representation in this subsection (7) is made only as of the date hereof and shall not continue for one year as contemplated in the first sentence of this Section 1.

 

(i)       Small Business Administration Documentation.  Agent and Lender acknowledge that Borrower completed, executed and delivered to Agent SBA Forms 480, 652 and 1031 (Parts A and B) together with a business plan showing Borrower’s financial projections (including balance sheets and income and cash flows statements) for the period described therein and a written statement (whether included in the purchase agreement or pursuant to a separate statement) from Agent regarding its intended use of proceeds from the sale of securities to Lender (the “Use of Proceeds Statement”).  Borrower represents and warrants to Agent and Lender that the information regarding Borrower and its affiliates set forth in the SBA Form 480, Form 652 and Form 1031 and the Use of Proceeds Statement delivered as of the Closing Date is accurate and complete.

 

(j)       Inspection.  The following covenants contained in this Section (c) are intended to supplement and not to restrict the related provisions of the Loan Documents.  Subject to the preceding sentence, Borrower will permit, for so long as Lender holds any debt or equity securities of Borrower, Agent, Lender or their representative, at Agent’s or Lender’ expense, and examiners of the SBA to visit and inspect the properties and assets of Borrower, to examine its books of account and records, and to discuss Borrower’s affairs, finances and accounts with Borrower’s officers, senior management and accountants, all at such reasonable times as may be requested by Agent or Lender or the SBA.

 

(k)       Annual Assessment.  Promptly after the end of each calendar year (but in any event prior to February 28 of each year) and at such other times as may be reasonably requested by Agent or Lender, Borrower will deliver to Agent a written assessment of the economic impact of Lender’s investment in Borrower, specifying the full-time equivalent jobs created or retained in connection with the investment, the impact of the investment on the businesses of Borrower in terms of expanded revenue and taxes, other economic benefits resulting from the investment (such as technology development or commercialization, minority business development, or expansion of exports) and such other information as may be required regarding Borrower in connection with the filing of Lender’s SBA Form 468.   Lender will assist Borrower with preparing such assessment.  In addition to any other rights granted hereunder, Borrower will grant Agent and Lender and the SBA access to Borrower’s books and records for the purpose of verifying the use of such proceeds.  Borrower also will furnish or cause to be furnished to Agent and Lender such other information regarding the business, affairs and condition of Borrower as Agent or Lender may from time to time reasonably request.

 

 
 

 

 

(l)     Use of Proceeds.  Borrower will use the proceeds from the Loan only for purposes set forth in Section 7.16.  Borrower will deliver to Agent from time to time promptly following Agent’s request, a written report, certified as correct by Borrower's Chief Financial Officer, verifying the purposes and amounts for which proceeds from the Loan have been disbursed.  Borrower will supply to Agent such additional information and documents as Agent reasonably requests with respect to its use of proceeds and will permit Agent and Lender and the SBA to have access to any and all Borrower records and information and personnel as Agent deems necessary to verify how such proceeds have been or are being used, and to assure that the proceeds have been used for the purposes specified in Section 7.16.

 

(m)     Activities and Proceeds.  Neither Borrower nor any of its affiliates (if any) will engage in any activities or use directly or indirectly the proceeds from the Loan for any purpose for which a small business investment company is prohibited from providing funds by the SBIC Act, including 13 C.F.R. §107.720.  Without obtaining the prior written approval of Agent, Borrower will not change within 1 year of the date hereof, Borrower’s current business activity to a business activity which a licensee under the SBIC Act is prohibited from providing funds by the SBIC Act.

 

(n)     Redemption Provisions. Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary contained in the Certificate of Incorporation of Borrower, as amended from time to time (the “Charter”), if, pursuant to the redemption provisions contained in the Charter, Lender is entitled to a redemption of its Warrant, such redemption (in the case of Lender) will be at a price equal to the redemption price set forth in the Charter (the “Existing Redemption Price”). If, however, Lender delivers written notice to Borrower that the then current regulations promulgated under the SBIC Act prohibit payment of the Existing Redemption Price in the case of an SBIC (or, if applied, the Existing Redemption Price would cause its common stock to lose its classification as an “equity security” and Lender has determined that such classification is unadvisable), the amount Lender will be entitled to receive shall be the greater of (i) fair market value of the securities being redeemed taking into account the rights and preferences of such securities plus any costs and expenses of the Lender incurred in making or maintaining the Warrant, and (ii) the Existing Redemption Price where the amount of accrued but unpaid dividends payable to the Lender is limited to Borrower's earnings plus any costs and expenses of the Lender incurred in making or maintaining the Warrant; provided, however, the amount calculated in subsections (i) or (ii) above shall not exceed the Existing Redemption Price.

 

 
 

 

 

(o)     Compliance and Resolution.   Borrower agrees that a failure to comply with Borrower’s obligations under this Addendum, or any other set of facts or circumstances where it has been asserted by any governmental regulatory agency (or Agent or Lender believes that there is a substantial risk of such assertion) that Agent, Lender and their affiliates are not entitled to hold, or exercise any significant right with respect to, any securities issued to Lender by Borrower, will constitute a breach of the obligations of Borrower under the financing agreements among Borrower, Agent and Lender.  In the event of (i) a failure to comply with Borrower’s obligations under this Addendum; or (ii) an assertion by any governmental regulatory agency (or Agent or Lender believes that there is a substantial risk of such assertion) of a failure to comply with Borrower’s obligations under this Addendum, then (i) Agent, Lender and Borrower will meet and resolve any such issue in good faith to the satisfaction of Borrower, Agent, Lender, and any governmental regulatory agency, and (ii) upon request of Lender or Agent, Borrower will cooperate and assist with any assignment of the financing agreements among Hercules Technology II, L.P. and Hercules Capital, Inc.

 

 
 

 

 

EXHIBIT A

 

ADVANCE REQUEST

 

To:          Agent:

Date:                 ___________, 2006

     

Hercules Technology II, L.P. (the “Agent”)
            400 Hamilton Avenue, Suite 310
            Palo Alto, CA 94301
            email: legal@herculestech.com
            Attn:

 

AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Borrower”) hereby requests from Hercules Technology II, L.P. and Hercules Capital Funding Trust 2014-1 (collectively, “Lender”) an Advance in the amount of _____________________ Dollars ($________________) on ______________, _____ (the “Advance Date”) pursuant to the Amended and Restated Loan and Security Agreement among Borrower, Agent and Lender (the “Agreement”). Capitalized words and other terms used but not otherwise defined herein are used with the same meanings as defined in the Agreement.

 

Please:

 

(a)       Issue a check payable to Borrower                        ________

 

or

 

(b)       Wire Funds to Borrower’s account                      ________ [IF FILED PUBLICLY, ACCOUNT INFO REDACTED FOR SECURITY PURPOSES]

 

Bank:

_____________________________

Address: _____________________________
  _____________________________
ABA Number:  _____________________________
Account Number: _____________________________
Account Name: _____________________________
   
Contact Person: _____________________________
Phone Number  
To Verify Wire Info: _____________________________
Email address: _____________________________

             

Borrower represents that the conditions precedent to the Advance set forth in the Agreement are satisfied and shall be satisfied upon the making of such Advance, including but not limited to: (i) that no event that has had or could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect has occurred and is continuing; (ii) that the representations and warranties set forth in the Agreement and in the Warrants are and shall be true and correct in all material respects on and as of the Advance Date with the same effect as though made on and as of such date, except to the extent such representations and warranties expressly relate to an earlier date; (iii) that Borrower is in compliance with all the terms and provisions set forth in each Loan Document on its part to be observed or performed; and (iv) that as of the Advance Date, no fact or condition exists that would (or would, with the passage of time, the giving of notice, or both) constitute an Event of Default under the Loan Documents. Borrower understands and acknowledges that Agent has the right to review the financial information supporting this representation and, based upon such review in its sole discretion, Lender may decline to fund the requested Advance.

 

 
 

 

 

Borrower hereby represents that Borrower’s corporate status and locations have not changed since the date of the Agreement or, if the Attachment to this Advance Request is completed, are as set forth in the Attachment to this Advance Request.

 

Borrower agrees to notify Agent promptly before the funding of the Loan if any of the matters which have been represented above shall not be true and correct on the Borrowing Date and if Agent has received no such notice before the Advance Date then the statements set forth above shall be deemed to have been made and shall be deemed to be true and correct as of the Advance Date.

 

Executed as of [             ], 20[   ].

 

BORROWER: AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

 

SIGNATURE:________________________
TITLE:_____________________________
PRINT NAME:______________________

 

 
 

 

 

ATTACHMENT TO ADVANCE REQUEST

 

Dated: _______________________

 

Borrower hereby represents and warrants to Lender that Borrower’s current name and organizational status is as follows:

 

 

Name:

AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

 

 

Type of organization:

Corporation

 

 

State of organization:

Delaware

 

 

Organization file number:

3998627

 

Borrower hereby represents and warrants to Agent that the street addresses, cities, states and postal codes of its current locations are as follows:

 

 
 

 

 

EXHIBIT B

 

THIS SECURED TERM PROMISSORY NOTE HAS NOT BEEN REGISTERED WITH THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION OR THE SECURITIES COMMISSION OF ANY STATE IN RELIANCE UPON AN EXEMPTION FROM REGISTRATION UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED, AND, ACCORDINGLY, MAY NOT BE TRANSFERRED UNLESS (I) THIS NOTE HAS BEEN REGISTERED FOR SALE PURSUANT TO THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED, (II) THIS NOTE MAY BE SOLD PURSUANT TO RULE 144, OR (III) THE BORROWER HAS RECEIVED AN OPINION OF COUNSEL REASONABLY SATISFACTORY TO IT THAT SUCH TRANSFER MAY LAWFULLY BE MADE WITHOUT REGISTRATION UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED.

 

SECURED TERM PROMISSORY NOTE

 

$[ ],000,000

Advance Date: ___ __, 20[  ]

   
 

Maturity Date: _____ ___, 20[ ]

 

FOR VALUE RECEIVED, AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Borrower”), hereby promises to pay to the order of _____________ or the holder of this Note (the “Lender”) at 400 Hamilton Avenue, Suite 310, Palo Alto, CA 94301 or such other place of payment as the holder of this Secured Term Promissory Note (this “Promissory Note”) may specify from time to time in writing, in lawful money of the United States of America, the principal amount of [ ] Million Dollars ($[ ],000,000) or such other principal amount as Lender has advanced to Borrower, together with interest at a rate as set forth in Section 2.2(c) of the Loan Agreement based upon a year consisting of 360 days, with interest computed daily based on the actual number of days in each month.

 

This Promissory Note is the one of the Notes referred to in, and is executed and delivered in connection with, that certain Amended and Restated Loan and Security Agreement dated [ ], 20[ ], by and among Borrower, Hercules Technology II, L.P. (the “Agent”) and the several banks and other financial institutions or entities from time to time party thereto as lender (as the same may from time to time be amended, modified or supplemented in accordance with its terms, the “Loan Agreement”), and is entitled to the benefit and security of the Loan Agreement and the other Loan Documents (as defined in the Loan Agreement), to which reference is made for a statement of all of the terms and conditions thereof. All payments shall be made in accordance with the Loan Agreement. All terms defined in the Loan Agreement shall have the same definitions when used herein, unless otherwise defined herein. An Event of Default under the Loan Agreement shall constitute a default under this Promissory Note.

 

Borrower waives presentment and demand for payment, notice of dishonor, protest and notice of protest under the UCC or any applicable law. Borrower agrees to make all payments under this Promissory Note without setoff, recoupment or deduction and regardless of any counterclaim or defense. This Promissory Note has been negotiated and delivered to Lender and is payable in the State of California. This Promissory Note shall be governed by and construed and enforced in accordance with, the laws of the State of California, excluding any conflicts of law rules or principles that would cause the application of the laws of any other jurisdiction.

 

BORROWER

 ACELRX PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.

   

 

 By:     _______________________________

 

 Title:     ______________________________

                         

 
 

 

 

EXHIBIT C

 

NAME, LOCATIONS, AND OTHER INFORMATION FOR BORROWER

 

1. Borrower represents and warrants to Agent that Borrower’s current name and organizational status as of the Closing Date is as follows:

 

Name:

AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

 

Type of organization:

Corporation

 

State of organization:

Delaware

 

Organization file number:

3998627

 

2. Borrower represents and warrants to Agent that for five (5) years prior to the Closing Date, Borrower did not do business under any other name or organization or form except the following:

 

Name:     
Used during dates of:     
Type of Organization:     
State of organization:     
Organization file Number:     

 

3. Borrower’s fiscal year ends on December 31.

 

4. Borrower’s federal employer tax identification number is: 41-2193603

 

5. Borrower represents and warrants to Lender that its chief executive office is located at 351 Galveston Drive, Redwood City, CA 94063.

 

 
 

 

 

EXHIBIT D

 

BORROWER’S PATENTS, TRADEMARKS, COPYRIGHTS AND LICENSES

 

See attached chart of patents.

 

ACELRX, the ACELRX logo, ARX, NANOTAB, ACCELERATE.INNOVATE.ALLEVIATE., ZaLVISO and associated logo are trademarks of AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

 

 
 

 

 

EXHIBIT E

 

BORROWER’S DEPOSIT ACCOUNTS AND INVESTMENT ACCOUNTS

 

 

 

DEPOSIT ACCOUNTS

 

 

 

 

 

Depository Institution
(name and address)

Account Type

Account Number

Account Holder

Wells Fargo Bank

Demand

 

AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

 

 

 

 

INVESTMENT ACCOUNTS

 

 

 

 

 

Securities Intermediary
(name and address)

Account Type

Account Number

Account Holder

Morgan Stanley & Co.

Securities

 

AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

EXHIBIT F

 

COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATE

 

Hercules Technology II, L.P. (as “Agent”)
400 Hamilton Avenue, Suite 310
Palo Alto, CA 94301

 

Reference is made to that certain Amended and Restated Loan and Security Agreement dated _______ and the Loan Documents (as defined therein) entered into in connection with such Amended and Restated Loan and Security Agreement all as may be amended from time to time (hereinafter referred to collectively as the “Loan Agreement”) by and among Hercules Technology II, L.P. (the “Agent”), the several banks and other financial institutions or entities from time to time party thereto (collectively, the “Lender”) and AcelRx Pharmaceutical, Inc. (the “Company”) as Borrower. All capitalized terms not defined herein shall have the same meaning as defined in the Loan Agreement.

 

The undersigned is an Officer of the Company, knowledgeable of all Company financial matters, and is authorized to provide certification of information regarding the Company; hereby certifies, in such capacity, that in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Loan Agreement, except as set forth below, the Company is in compliance for the period ending ___________ of all covenants, conditions and terms and hereby reaffirms that all representations and warranties contained therein are true and correct on and as of the date of this Compliance Certificate with the same effect as though made on and as of such date, except to the extent such representations and warranties expressly relate to an earlier date, after giving effect in all cases to any standard(s) of materiality contained in the Loan Agreement as to such representations and warranties. Attached are the required documents supporting the above certification. The undersigned further certifies that the financial statements delivered pursuant to Section 7.1(a) and 7.1(b), if applicable, are prepared in accordance with GAAP (except for the absence of footnotes with respect to unaudited financial statement and subject to normal year end adjustments) and are consistent from one period to the next except as explained below.

 

Exception(s):

 

 

REPORTING REQUIREMENT

REQUIRED

CHECK IF

ATTACHED

   

Interim Financial Statements

Monthly within 30 days

     

     

Interim Financial Statements

Within 45 days after each of the first 3 fiscal quarters of each fiscal year

     

Audited Financial Statements

FYE within 90 days

☐

 

 
 

 

 

The undersigned hereby also confirms the below disclosed accounts represent all depository accounts and securities accounts presently open in the name of each Borrower or Borrower Subsidiary/Affiliate, as applicable.

 

   

Depository

AC #

Financial

Institution

Account Type

(Depository /

Securities)

Last Month

Ending

Account

Balance

Purpose of

Account

BORROWER Name/Address:

 
 

1

 

 

       
 

2

 

 

       
 

3

 

 

       
 

4

 

 

       

 

 

BORROWER SUSIDIARY / AFFILIATE COMPANY Name/Address

 
 

1

 

 

       
 

2

 

 

       
 

3

 

 

       
 

4

 

 

       
 

 

 

 

  Very Truly Yours,

 

 

 

 

ACELRX PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.

 

 

 

  By: _______________________________
     
  Name: _______________________________
     
  Its: _______________________________

 

 
 

 

 

EXHIBIT G

 

FORM OF JOINDER AGREEMENT

 

This Joinder Agreement (the “Joinder Agreement”) is made and dated as of [ ], 20[ ], and is entered into by and between__________________., a ___________ corporation (“Subsidiary”), and HERCULES TECHNOLOGY II, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership (as “Agent”).

 

RECITALS

 

A. Subsidiary’s Affiliate, [ ] (“Company”) [has entered/desires to enter] into that certain Amended and Restated Loan and Security Agreement dated _____________, with the several banks and other financial institutions or entities from time to time party thereto as lender (collectively, the “Lender”) and the Agent, as such agreement may be amended (the “Loan Agreement”), together with the other agreements executed and delivered in connection therewith;

 

B. Subsidiary acknowledges and agrees that it will benefit both directly and indirectly from Company’s execution of the Loan Agreement and the other agreements executed and delivered in connection therewith;

 

AGREEMENT

 

NOW THEREFORE, Subsidiary and Agent agree as follows:

 

1.

The recitals set forth above are incorporated into and made part of this Joinder Agreement. Capitalized terms not defined herein shall have the meaning provided in the Loan Agreement.

 

2.

By signing this Joinder Agreement, Subsidiary shall be bound by the terms and conditions of the Loan Agreement the same as if it were the Borrower (as defined in the Loan Agreement) under the Loan Agreement, mutatis mutandis, provided however, that (a) with respect to (i) Section 5.1 of the Loan Agreement, Subsidiary represents that it is an entity duly organized, legally existing and in good standing under the laws of [ ], (b) neither Agent nor Lender shall have any duties, responsibilities or obligations to Subsidiary arising under or related to the Loan Agreement or the other Loan Documents, (c) that if Subsidiary is covered by Company’s insurance, Subsidiary shall not be required to maintain separate insurance or comply with the provisions of Sections 6.1 and 6.2 of the Loan Agreement, and (d) that as long as Company satisfies the requirements of Section 7.1 of the Loan Agreement, Subsidiary shall not have to provide Agent separate Financial Statements. To the extent that Agent or Lender has any duties, responsibilities or obligations arising under or related to the Loan Agreement or the other Loan Documents, those duties, responsibilities or obligations shall flow only to Company and not to Subsidiary or any other Person or entity. By way of example (and not an exclusive list): (i) Agent’s providing notice to Company in accordance with the Loan Agreement or as otherwise agreed among Company, Agent and Lender shall be deemed provided to Subsidiary; (ii) a Lender’s providing an Advance to Company shall be deemed an Advance to Subsidiary; and (iii) Subsidiary shall have no right to request an Advance or make any other demand on Lender.

 

 
 

 

 

3.

Subsidiary agrees not to certificate its equity securities without Agent’s prior written consent, which consent may be conditioned on the delivery of such equity securities to Agent in order to perfect Agent’s security interest in such equity securities.

 

4.

Subsidiary acknowledges that it benefits, both directly and indirectly, from the Loan Agreement, and hereby waives, for itself and on behalf on any and all successors in interest (including without limitation any assignee for the benefit of creditors, receiver, bankruptcy trustee or itself as debtor-in-possession under any bankruptcy proceeding) to the fullest extent provided by law, any and all claims, rights or defenses to the enforcement of this Joinder Agreement on the basis that (a) it failed to receive adequate consideration for the execution and delivery of this Joinder Agreement or (b) its obligations under this Joinder Agreement are avoidable as a fraudulent conveyance.

 

[REMAINDER OF PAGE INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK]

 

 
 

 

 

[SIGNATURE PAGE TO JOINDER AGREEMENT]

 

SUBSIDIARY:

 

_________________________________.

 

 

By:               

Name:               

Title:                

 

Address:

 

 

Telephone: ___________

email: ____________

 

AGENT:

 

HERCULES TECHNOLOGY II, L.P.

 

By:      Hercules Technology SBIC Management, LLC, its General Partner

 

By:      Hercules Capital, Inc., its Manager

 

 

           

By:____________________________________
Name:__________________________________
Title: ___________________________________

     
     
    Address:
400 Hamilton Ave., Suite 310
Palo Alto, CA 94301
email: legal@herculestech.com
Telephone: 650-289-3060

 

 
 

 

 

EXHIBIT H

 

ACH DEBIT AUTHORIZATION AGREEMENT

 

Hercules Technology II, L.P

Hercules Capital Funding Trust 2014-1

400 Hamilton Avenue, Suite 310
Palo Alto, CA 94301

 

Re: Amended and Restated Loan and Security Agreement dated ____________ (the “Agreement”) by and among AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Borrower”) and Hercules Technology II, L.P., as agent (“Company”) and the lenders party thereto (collectively, the “Lender”)

 

In connection with the above referenced Agreement, the Borrower hereby authorizes the Company to initiate debit entries for (i) the periodic payments due under the Agreement and (ii) out-of-pocket legal fees and costs incurred by Agent or Lender pursuant to Section 11.11 of the Agreement to the Borrower’s account indicated below. The Borrower authorizes the depository institution named below to debit to such account.

 

 

 

[IF FILED PUBLICLY, ACCOUNT INFO REDACTED FOR SECURITY PURPOSES]

 

Depository Name

 

Branch

City

 

State and Zip Code

Transit/ABA Number

 

Account Number

This authority will remain in full force and effect so long as any amounts are due under the Agreement.

 

ACELRX PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.

 

By: _________________________________________

 

Date: ________________________________________

 

 
 

 

 

SCHEDULE 1.1

 

COMMITMENTS

 

 

 

LENDER

TRANCHE 1 TERM

COMMITMENT

 

TRANCHE 1 TERM

COMMITMENT

PERCENTAGE

 

Hercules Technology II, L.P.

 

$6,822,108.39

33.33%

Hercules Capital Funding Trust 2014-1

 

$13,644,216.76

66.67%

TOTAL TRANCHE 1 COMMITMENTS

 

$20,466,325.15

100%

 

 

LENDER

TRANCHE 2 TERM

COMMITMENT

 

TRANCHE 2 TERM

COMMITMENT

PERCENTAGE

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

TOTAL TRANCHE 2 COMMITMENTS

 

$10,000,000.00

100%

 

 
 

 

 

SCHEDULE 7.4

 

POST-CLOSING ITEMS

 

 

 

Borrower shall deliver or cause to be delivered to Lender:

 

 

 

[to be completed as applicable]