This Subscription Agreement (this “Agreement”) is being delivered to the purchaser identified on the signature page to this Agreement (the “Subscriber”) in connection with its investment in the securities of Drone Aviation Holding Corp., a Nevada corporation (the “Company”). The Company is conducting a private placement (the “Offering”) of shares (the “Shares”) of the Company’s Series G Convertible Preferred Stock, par value $0.0001 per share, which are convertible into shares of common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Common Stock”) (the “Conversion Shares”), with such rights and designations as set forth in the form of Certificate of Designation of Preferences, Rights and Limitations of Series G Convertible Preferred Stock, attached hereto as Exhibit A, (the “Series G Certificate of Designation”) for a purchase price of $0.25 per Share (the “Purchase Price”). For purposes of this Agreement, the term “Securities” shall refer to the Shares and the Conversion Shares.
IMPORTANT INVESTOR NOTICES
NO OFFERING LITERATURE OR ADVERTISEMENT IN ANY FORM MAY BE RELIED UPON IN THE OFFERING OF THESE SECURITIES EXCEPT FOR THIS SUBSCRIPTION AGREEMENT AND ANY SUPPLEMENTS HERETO, AND NO PERSON HAS BEEN AUTHORIZED TO MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS EXCEPT THOSE CONTAINED HEREIN.
THIS AGREEMENT IS CONFIDENTIAL AND THE CONTENTS HEREOF MAY NOT BE REPRODUCED, DISTRIBUTED OR DIVULGED BY OR TO ANY PERSONS OTHER THAN THE RECIPIENT OR ITS REPRESENTATIVE, ACCOUNTANT OR LEGAL COUNSEL, WITHOUT THE PRIOR WRITTEN CONSENT OF THE COMPANY. EACH PERSON WHO ACCEPTS DELIVERY OF THIS AGREEMENT, ACKNOWLEDGES AND AGREES TO THE FOREGOING RESTRICTIONS.
THIS AGREEMENT DOES NOT PURPORT TO BE ALL-INCLUSIVE OR TO CONTAIN ALL OF THE INFORMATION THAT YOU MAY DESIRE IN EVALUATING THE COMPANY, OR AN INVESTMENT IN THE OFFERING. THIS AGREEMENT DOES NOT CONTAIN ALL OF THE INFORMATION THAT WOULD NORMALLY APPEAR IN A PROSPECTUS FOR AN OFFERING REGISTERED UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED (THE “SECURITIES ACT”). YOU MUST CONDUCT AND RELY ON YOUR OWN EVALUATION OF THE COMPANY AND THE TERMS OF THE OFFERING, INCLUDING THE MERITS AND RISKS INVOLVED, IN DECIDING WHETHER TO INVEST IN THE OFFERING.
THIS AGREEMENT DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER OR SOLICITATION OF AN OFFER TO ANY PERSON OR IN ANY JURISDICTION WHERE SUCH OFFER OR SOLICITATION IS UNLAWFUL OR NOT AUTHORIZED. EACH PERSON WHO ACCEPTS DELIVERY OF THIS AGREEMENT AGREES TO RETURN IT AND ALL RELATED DOCUMENTS IF SUCH PERSON DOES NOT PURCHASE ANY OF THE SECURITIES DESCRIBED HEREIN.
NEITHER THE DELIVERY OF THIS AGREEMENT AT ANY TIME NOR ANY SALE OF SECURITIES HEREUNDER SHALL IMPLY THAT INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN IS CORRECT AS OF ANY TIME SUBSEQUENT TO ITS DATE. THE COMPANY WILL EXTEND TO EACH PROSPECTIVE SUBSCRIBER (AND TO ITS REPRESENTATIVE, ACCOUNTANT OR LEGAL COUNSEL, IF ANY) THE OPPORTUNITY, PRIOR TO ITS PURCHASE OF SHARES TO ASK QUESTIONS OF AND RECEIVE ANSWERS FROM THE COMPANY CONCERNING THE OFFERING AND TO OBTAIN ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, TO THE EXTENT THE COMPANY POSSESSES THE SAME OR CAN ACQUIRE IT WITHOUT UNREASONABLE EFFORT OR EXPENSE, IN ORDER TO VERIFY THE ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION SET FORTH HEREIN. ALL SUCH ADDITIONAL INFORMATION SHALL ONLY BE PROVIDED IN WRITING AND IDENTIFIED AS SUCH BY THE COMPANY THROUGH ITS DULY AUTHORIZED OFFICERS AND/OR DIRECTORS ALONE; NO ORAL INFORMATION OR INFORMATION PROVIDED BY ANY BROKER OR THIRD PARTY MAY BE RELIED UPON.
NO REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES OR ASSURANCES OF ANY KIND ARE MADE OR SHOULD BE INFERRED WITH RESPECT TO THE ECONOMIC RETURN, IF ANY, THAT MAY ACCRUE TO AN INVESTOR IN THE COMPANY.
THIS AGREEMENT CONTAINS FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS REGARDING THE COMPANY’S PERFORMANCE, STRATEGY, PLANS, OBJECTIVES, EXPECTATIONS, BELIEFS AND INTENTIONS. THE OUTCOME OF THE EVENTS DESCRIBED IN THESE FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS IS SUBJECT TO SUBSTANTIAL RISKS, AND ACTUAL RESULTS COULD DIFFER MATERIALLY. THE SECTIONS ENTITLED “EXECUTIVE SUMMARY,” “RISK FACTORS,” AND “DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS,” IN ANY SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION (“SEC”) FILING OR REPORT, AS WELL AS THIS AGREEMENT GENERALLY, CONTAIN DISCUSSIONS OF SOME OF THE FACTORS THAT COULD CONTRIBUTE TO THESE DIFFERENCES.
THE COMPANY RESERVES THE RIGHT, IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION, TO REJECT ANY SUBSCRIPTION IN WHOLE OR IN PART FOR ANY REASON OR FOR NO REASON. THE COMPANY IS NOT OBLIGATED TO NOTIFY RECIPIENTS OF THIS AGREEMENT WHETHER ALL OF THE SECURITIES OFFERED HEREBY HAVE BEEN SOLD.
UNTIL SUCH TIME AS THE 8-K FILING IS FILED, AS DESCRIBED HEREIN, SUBSCRIBERS MAY BE DEEMED TO BE IN POSSESSION OF MATERIAL NON-PUBLIC INFORMATION WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE UNITED STATES SECURITIES LAWS AND REGULATIONS REGARDING A PUBLIC COMPANY. THIS AGREEMENT CONTAINS CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION CONCERNING THE COMPANY, AND HAS BEEN PREPARED SOLELY FOR USE IN CONNECTION WITH THE OFFERING DESCRIBED HEREIN. ANY USE OF THIS INFORMATION FOR ANY PURPOSE OTHER THAN IN CONNECTION WITH THE CONSIDERATION OF AN INVESTMENT IN THE SECURITIES OF THE COMPANY THROUGH THE OFFERING DESCRIBED HEREIN MAY SUBJECT THE USER TO CIVIL AND/OR CRIMINAL LIABILITY. THE RECIPIENT, BY ACCEPTING THIS AGREEMENT, AGREES (I) NOT TO DISTRIBUTE OR REPRODUCE THIS AGREEMENT, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, AT ANY TIME, WITHOUT THE PRIOR WRITTEN CONSENT OF THE COMPANY; (II) TO KEEP CONFIDENTIAL THE EXISTENCE OF THIS DOCUMENT AND THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN OR MADE AVAILABLE IN CONNECTION WITH ANY FURTHER INVESTIGATION OF THE COMPANY; AND (III) TO REFRAIN FROM TRADING IN THE PUBLICLY-TRADED SECURITIES OF THE COMPANY OR ANY OTHER RELEVANT COMPANY FOR SO LONG AS SUCH RECIPIENT IS IN POSSESSION OF THE MATERIAL NON-PUBLIC INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN. SUBSCRIBERS ARE ADVISED THAT THEY SHOULD SEEK THEIR OWN LEGAL COUNSEL PRIOR TO EFFECTUATING ANY TRANSACTIONS IN THE PUBLICLY TRADED COMPANY’S SECURITIES.
FOR RESIDENTS OF ALL STATES
THIS OFFERING IS BEING MADE SOLELY TO “ACCREDITED INVESTORS,” AS SUCH TERM IS DEFINED IN RULE 501 OF REGULATION D UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT. THE SECURITIES HAVE NOT BEEN REGISTERED UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OR THE SECURITIES LAWS OF ANY STATE AND WILL BE OFFERED AND SOLD IN RELIANCE UPON THE EXEMPTION FROM REGISTRATION AFFORDED BY SECTION 4(a)(2) THEREUNDER AND REGULATION D (RULE 506) OF THE SECURITIES ACT AND CORRESPONDING PROVISIONS OF STATE SECURITIES LAWS.
THE SECURITIES OFFERED HEREBY ARE SUBJECT TO RESTRICTIONS ON TRANSFERABILITY AND RESALE AND MAY NOT BE TRANSFERRED OR RESOLD EXCEPT AS PERMITTED UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT AND APPLICABLE STATE LAWS, PURSUANT TO REGISTRATION OR EXEMPTION THEREFROM. SUBSCRIBERS SHOULD BE AWARE THAT THEY WILL BE REQUIRED TO BEAR THE FINANCIAL RISKS OF THIS INVESTMENT FOR AN INDEFINITE PERIOD OF TIME.
THE SECURITIES OFFERED HEREBY HAVE NOT BEEN APPROVED OR DISAPPROVED BY THE SEC, ANY STATE SECURITIES COMMISSION OR ANY OTHER REGULATORY AUTHORITY, NOR HAVE ANY OF THE FOREGOING AUTHORITIES PASSED UPON OR ENDORSED THE MERITS OF THIS OFFERING OR THE ACCURACY OR ADEQUACY OF THIS AGREEMENT. ANY REPRESENTATION TO THE CONTRARY IS UNLAWFUL.
PROSPECTIVE SUBSCRIBERS SHOULD NOT CONSTRUE THE CONTENTS OF THIS AGREEMENT AS INVESTMENT, LEGAL, BUSINESS, OR TAX ADVICE. EACH SUBSCRIBER SHOULD CONTACT HIS, HER OR ITS OWN ADVISORS REGARDING THE APPROPRIATENESS OF THIS INVESTMENT AND THE TAX CONSEQUENCES THEREOF, WHICH MAY DIFFER DEPENDING ON A SUBSCRIBER’S PARTICULAR FINANCIAL SITUATION. IN NO EVENT SHOULD THIS AGREEMENT BE DEEMED OR CONSIDERED TO BE TAX ADVICE PROVIDED BY THE COMPANY.
FOR FLORIDA RESIDENTS ONLY
THE SECURITIES REFERRED TO HEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO, AND ACQUIRED BY, THE HOLDER IN A TRANSACTION EXEMPT UNDER § 517.061 OF THE FLORIDA SECURITIES ACT. THE SECURITIES HAVE NOT BEEN REGISTERED UNDER SAID ACT IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA. IN ADDITION, ALL FLORIDA RESIDENTS SHALL HAVE THE PRIVILEGE OF VOIDING THE PURCHASE WITHIN THREE (3) DAYS AFTER THE FIRST TENDER OF CONSIDERATION IS MADE BY SUCH SUBSCRIBER TO THE COMPANY, AN AGENT OF THE COMPANY, OR AN ESCROW AGENT OR WITHIN THREE DAYS AFTER THE AVAILABILITY OF THAT PRIVILEGE IS COMMUNICATED TO SUCH SUBSCRIBER, WHICHEVER OCCURS LATER.
1. SUBSCRIPTION AND PURCHASE PRICE
(a) Subscription. Subject to the conditions set forth in Section 2 hereof, the Subscriber hereby subscribes for and agrees to purchase the number of Shares indicated on page 17 hereof on the terms and conditions described herein.
(b) Purchase of Shares. The Subscriber understands and acknowledges that the purchase price to be remitted to the Company in exchange for the Shares shall be set at $0.25 per Share, for an aggregate purchase price as set forth on page 17 hereof (the “Aggregate Purchase Price”). The Subscriber’s delivery of this Agreement to the Company shall be accompanied by payment for the Shares subscribed for hereunder, payable in United States Dollars, by wire transfer of immediately available funds delivered to Sichenzia Ross Friedman Ference LLP, as escrow agent (the “Escrow Agent”) pursuant to the terms of the escrow agreement, in the form attached hereto as Exhibit B (the “Escrow Agreement”) in accordance with the wire instructions set forth in the Escrow Agreement. The Subscriber understands and agrees that, subject to Section 2 and applicable laws, by executing this Agreement, it is entering into a binding agreement.
2. Acceptance, Offering Term and Closing Procedures
(a) Acceptance. Subject to full, faithful and punctual performance and discharge by the Company of all of its duties, obligations and responsibilities as set forth in this Agreement, the Escrow Agreement, the Series G Certificate of Designation and any other agreement entered into between the Subscriber and the Company relating to this subscription (collectively, the "Transaction Documents") to be performed or discharged on or prior to the Closing in which such Subscriber participates, the Subscriber shall be legally bound to purchase the Shares pursuant to the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement. For the avoidance of doubt, upon the occurrence of the failure by the Company to fully, faithfully and punctually perform and discharge any of its duties, obligations and responsibilities as set forth in any of the Transaction Documents, which shall have been performed or otherwise discharged prior to the Closing (as defined below), the Subscriber may, on or prior to the Closing, at its sole and absolute discretion, elect not to purchase the Shares and provide instructions to the Company to receive the full and immediate refund of the Aggregate Purchase Price. In the event the Closing does not take place because of (i) the election not to purchase the Shares by the Subscriber or (ii) the failure to effectuate the Initial Closing (as defined below) on or prior to June 30, 2015 (unless extended in the discretion of the Board of Directors) for any reason or no reason, this Agreement and any other Transaction Documents shall thereafter be terminated and have no force or effect, and the parties shall take all steps, including the execution of instructions to the Company, to ensure that the Aggregate Purchase Price shall promptly be returned or caused to be returned to the Subscriber without interest thereon or deduction therefrom.
(b) Closing. The closing of the purchase and sale of the Shares hereunder (the “Closing”) shall take place at such time and place as determined by the Company and may take place in one of more closings. Closings shall take place on a Business Day promptly following the satisfaction of the conditions set forth in Section 6 below, as determined by the Company (the “Closing Date”). “Business Day” shall mean from the hours of 9:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) through 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) of a day other than a Saturday, Sunday or other day on which commercial banks in New York, New York are authorized or required to be closed. The Shares purchased by the Subscriber will be delivered by the Company promptly following the Final Closing Date (as defined herein) of the Offering. The initial closing shall be referred to as the “Initial Closing” and may be held on or before June 30, 2015. The date of the Initial Closing is sometimes referred to as the “Initial Closing Date.” Subsequent closings (each a “Subsequent Closing”) will be held until the earlier to occur of: (i) the date on which the Company terminates the Offering, and (ii) July 15, 2015. The Offering may be extended up to July 31, 2015 (the “Final Closing” and such date of the Final Closing, the “Final Closing Date”), without additional notice to Subscribers. Officers, directors and affiliates of the Company and the placement agent, if any, may purchase Shares in the Offering.
(c) Following Acceptance or Rejection. The Subscriber acknowledges and agrees that this Agreement and any other documents delivered in connection herewith will be held by the Company. Prior to the Company’s execution, in the event that this Agreement is not accepted by the Company for whatever reason, which the Company expressly reserves the right to do, this Agreement, the Aggregate Purchase Price received (without interest thereon) and any other documents delivered in connection herewith will be returned to the Subscriber at the address of the Subscriber as set forth in this Agreement. If this Agreement is accepted by the Company, the Company is entitled to treat the Aggregate Purchase Price received as an interest free loan to the Company until such time as the Subscription is accepted.
(d) Favored Nations Provision. For a period of twenty-four (24) months from the Closing Date, other than in connection with (i) full or partial consideration in connection with a strategic merger, acquisition, consolidation or purchase of substantially all of the securities or assets of a corporation or other entity which holders of such securities or debt are not at any time granted registration rights equal to or greater than those granted to the Subscribers, (ii) the Company’s issuance of securities in connection with strategic license agreements and other partnering arrangements so long as such issuances are not primarily for the purpose of raising capital and which holders of such securities or debt are not at any time granted registration rights equal to or greater than those granted to the Subscribers, (iii) the Company’s issuance of Common Stock or the issuances or grants of options to purchase Common Stock to employees, directors, and consultants that have been approved by a majority of the independent members of the board of directors of the Company or in existence as such plans are constituted on the date of this Agreement, (iv) the Company’s issuance of securities upon the exercise or exchange of or conversion of any securities exercisable or exchangeable for or convertible into shares of Common Stock issued and outstanding on the date of this Agreement on the terms in effect on the Closing Date, (v) an issuance by the Company of securities resulting from the conversion of the Shares, (vi) the Company’s issuance of Common Stock or the issuances or grants of options to purchase Common Stock to consultants and service providers approved by a majority in amount of the Shares sold in the Offering held as of the date of approval (“Subscriber Consent”), and (vii) any and all securities required to be assumed by the Company by the terms thereof as a result of any of the foregoing even if issued by a predecessor acquired in connection with a business combination, merger or share exchange (collectively, the foregoing (i) through (vii) are “Excepted Issuances”), the Company shall not issue any Common Stock or securities convertible into or exercisable for shares of Common Stock (or modify any of the foregoing which may be outstanding) to any person or entity at a price per share or conversion or exercise price per share which shall be less than $0.25 per share, being the per share price of the Series G Preferred Stock hereunder, without Subscriber Consent other than with regard to Excepted Issuances. Notwithstanding anything herein or in any other agreement to the contrary, the Company shall only be required to make a single adjustment with respect to any Lower Price Issuance, regardless of the existence of multiple basis therefore.
(e) Extraordinary Events Regarding Common Stock. In the event that the Company shall (a) issue additional shares of Common Stock as a dividend or other distribution on outstanding Common Stock, (b) subdivide its outstanding shares of Common Stock, or (c) combine its outstanding shares of the Common Stock into a smaller number of shares of Common Stock, then, in each such event, the Purchase Price shall, simultaneously with the happening of such event, be adjusted by multiplying the then Purchase Price by a fraction, the numerator of which shall be the number of shares of Common Stock outstanding immediately prior to such event and the denominator of which shall be the number of shares of Common Stock outstanding immediately after such event, and the product so obtained shall thereafter be the Purchase Price then in effect. The Purchase Price, as so adjusted, shall be readjusted in the same manner upon the happening of any successive event or events described herein. The number of Shares that the Subscriber shall thereafter be entitled to receive (including number of shares of Conversion Shares the Subscriber may thereafter be entitled to receive upon conversion of the Shares) shall be adjusted to a number determined by multiplying the number of shares of Common Stock that would otherwise (but for the provisions of this Section) be issuable on such conversion or exercise by a fraction of which (a) the numerator is the Purchase Price that would otherwise (but for the provisions of this Section) be in effect, and (b) the denominator is the Purchase Price then in effect.
(f) Certificate as to Adjustments. In each case of any adjustment or readjustment in (i) the Shares or (ii) the number of Conversion Shares issuable upon conversion of the Shares, the Company, at its expense, will promptly cause its Chief Financial Officer or other appropriate designee to compute such adjustment or readjustment in accordance with the terms hereof and of the Series G Certificate of Designation, and prepare a certificate setting forth such adjustment or readjustment and showing in detail the facts upon which such adjustment or readjustment is based. The Company will forthwith mail a copy of each such certificate to the Subscriber.
3. THE SUBSCRIBER’s Representations, Warranties AND cOVENANTS
Each Subscriber, severally and not jointly, hereby acknowledges, agrees with and represents, warrants and covenants to the Company, as follows:
(a) The Subscriber has full power and authority to enter into this Agreement, the execution and delivery of which has been duly authorized, if applicable, and this Agreement constitutes a valid and legally binding obligation of the Subscriber, except as may be limited by bankruptcy, reorganization, insolvency, moratorium and similar laws of general application relating to or affecting the enforcement of rights of creditors, and except as enforceability of the obligations hereunder are subject to general principles of equity (regardless of whether such enforceability is considered in a proceeding in equity or law).
(b) The Subscriber acknowledges its understanding that the Offering and sale of the Securities is intended to be exempt from registration under the Securities Act, by virtue of Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act and the provisions of Regulation D promulgated thereunder (“Regulation D”). In furtherance thereof, the Subscriber represents and warrants to the Company and its affiliates as follows:
(i) The Subscriber realizes that the basis for the exemption from registration may not be available if, notwithstanding the Subscriber’s representations contained herein, the Subscriber is merely acquiring the Securities for a fixed or determinable period in the future, or for a market rise, or for sale if the market does not rise. The Subscriber does not have any such intention.
(ii) The Subscriber realizes that the basis for exemption would not be available if the Offering is part of a plan or scheme to evade registration provisions of the Securities Act or any applicable state or federal securities laws, except sales pursuant to a registration statement or sales that are exempted under the Securities Act.
(iii) The Subscriber is acquiring the Securities solely for the Subscriber’s own beneficial account, for investment purposes, and not with a view towards, or resale in connection with, any distribution of the Securities.
(iv) The Subscriber has the financial ability to bear the economic risk of the Subscriber’s investment, has adequate means for providing for its current needs and contingencies, and has no need for liquidity with respect to an investment in the Company.
(v) The Subscriber and the Subscriber’s attorney, accountant, purchaser representative and/or tax advisor, if any (collectively, the “Advisors”) has such knowledge and experience in financial and business matters as to be capable of evaluating the merits and risks of a prospective investment in the Securities. If other than an individual, the Subscriber also represents it has not been organized solely for the purpose of acquiring the Securities.
(vi) The Subscriber (together with its Advisors, if any) has received all documents requested by the Subscriber, if any, and has carefully reviewed them and understands the information contained therein, prior to the execution of this Agreement.
(c) The Subscriber is not relying on the Company or any of its employees, agents, sub-agents or advisors with respect to the legal, tax, economic and related considerations involved in this investment. The Subscriber has relied on the advice of, or has consulted with, only its Advisors. Each Advisor, if any, has disclosed to the Subscriber in writing (a copy of which is annexed to this Agreement) the specific details of any and all past, present or future relationships, actual or contemplated, between the Advisor and the Company or any affiliate or sub-agent thereof.
(d) The Subscriber has carefully considered the potential risks relating to the Company and a purchase of the Securities, and fully understands that the Securities are a speculative investment that involves a high degree of risk of loss of the Subscriber’s entire investment. Among other things, the Subscriber has carefully considered each of the risks described under the heading “Risk Factors” in the Company’s SEC Filings (as defined below) and any additional disclosures in the nature of Risk Factors described herein.
(e) The Subscriber will not sell or otherwise transfer any Securities without registration under the Securities Act or an exemption therefrom, and fully understands and agrees that the Subscriber must bear the economic risk of its purchase because, among other reasons, the Securities have not been registered under the Securities Act or under the securities laws of any state and, therefore, cannot be resold, pledged, assigned or otherwise disposed of unless they are subsequently registered under the Securities Act and under the applicable securities laws of such states, or an exemption from such registration is available. In particular, the Subscriber is aware that the Securities are “restricted securities,” as such term is defined in Rule 144 promulgated under the Securities Act (“Rule 144”), and they may not be sold pursuant to Rule 144 unless all of the conditions of Rule 144 are met. The Subscriber also understands that the Company is under no obligation to register the Securities on behalf of the Subscriber or to assist the Subscriber in complying with any exemption from registration under the Securities Act or applicable state securities laws. The Subscriber understands that any sales or transfers of the Securities are further restricted by state securities laws and the provisions of this Agreement.
(f) No oral or written representations or warranties have been made, or information furnished, to the Subscriber or its Advisors, if any, by the Company or any of its officers, employees, agents, sub-agents, affiliates, advisors or subsidiaries in connection with the Offering, other than any representations of the Company contained herein, and in subscribing for the Shares the Subscriber is not relying upon any representations other than those contained herein.
(g) The Subscriber’s overall commitment to investments that are not readily marketable is not disproportionate to the Subscriber’s net worth, and an investment in the Securities will not cause such overall commitment to become excessive.
(h) The Subscriber understands and agrees that the certificates for the Securities shall bear substantially the following legend:
“[NEITHER THE ISSUANCE AND SALE OF THE SECURITIES REPRESENTED BY THIS CERTIFICATE NOR THE SECURITIES INTO WHICH THESE SECURITIES ARE CONVERTIBLE HAVE BEEN][THE SECURITIES REPRESENTED BY THIS CERTIFICATE HAVE NOT BEEN] REGISTERED UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED, OR APPLICABLE STATE SECURITIES LAWS. THE SECURITIES MAY NOT BE OFFERED FOR SALE, SOLD, TRANSFERRED OR ASSIGNED (I) IN THE ABSENCE OF (A) AN EFFECTIVE REGISTRATION STATEMENT FOR THE SECURITIES UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED, OR (B) AN OPINION OF COUNSEL TO THE HOLDER (IF REQUESTED BY THE COMPANY), IN A FORM REASONABLY ACCEPTABLE TO THE COMPANY, THAT REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED UNDER SAID ACT OR (II) UNLESS SOLD OR ELIGIBLE TO BE SOLD PURSUANT TO RULE 144 OR RULE 144A UNDER SAID ACT. NOTWITHSTANDING THE FOREGOING, THE SECURITIES MAY BE PLEDGED IN CONNECTION WITH A BONA FIDE MARGIN ACCOUNT OR OTHER LOAN OR FINANCING ARRANGEMENT SECURED BY THE SECURITIES.”
(i) Certificates evidencing Securities shall not be required to contain the legend set forth in Section 3(h) above or any other legend (i) while a registration statement covering the resale of such Securities is effective under the Securities Act, (ii) following any sale of such Securities pursuant to Rule 144 (assuming the transferor is not an affiliate of the Company), (iii) if such Securities are eligible to be sold, assigned or transferred under Rule 144 and the Subscriber is not an affiliate of the Company (provided that the Subscriber provides the Company with reasonable assurances that such Securities are eligible for sale, assignment or transfer under Rule 144 which shall not include an opinion of the Subscriber’s counsel), (iv) in connection with a sale, assignment or other transfer (other than under Rule 144), provided that the Subscriber provides the Company with an opinion of counsel (at the expense of the Company), in a form generally acceptable to the Company, to the effect that such sale, assignment or transfer of the Securities may be made without registration under the applicable requirements of the Securities Act or (v) if such legend is not required under applicable requirements of the Securities Act (including, without limitation, controlling judicial interpretations and pronouncements issued by the SEC). If a legend is not required pursuant to the foregoing, the Company shall no later than three (3) business days following the delivery by the Subscriber to the Company or the transfer agent (with notice to the Company) of a legended certificate representing such Securities (endorsed or with stock powers attached, signatures guaranteed, and otherwise in form necessary to affect the reissuance and/or transfer, if applicable), together with any other deliveries from the Subscriber as may be required above in this Section 3(i), as directed by the Subscriber, either: (A) provided that the Company’s transfer agent is participating in the DTC Fast Automated Securities Transfer Program and such Securities are shares of Shares or Conversion Shares, credit the aggregate number of shares of Common Stock to which the Subscriber shall be entitled to the Subscriber’s or its designee’s balance account with DTC through its Deposit/Withdrawal at Custodian system or (B) if the Company’s transfer agent is not participating in the DTC Fast Automated Securities Transfer Program, issue and deliver (via reputable overnight courier) to the Subscriber, a certificate representing such Securities that is free from all restrictive and other legends, registered in the name of the Subscriber or its designee. The Company shall be responsible for any transfer agent fees or DTC fees with respect to any issuance of Securities or the removal of any legends with respect to any Securities in accordance herewith.
(j) Neither the SEC nor any state securities commission has approved the Securities or passed upon or endorsed the merits of the Offering. There is no government or other insurance covering any of the Securities.
(k) The Subscriber and its Advisors, if any, have had a reasonable opportunity to ask questions of and receive answers from a person or persons acting on behalf of the Company concerning the Offering and the business, financial condition, results of operations and prospects of the Company, and all such questions have been answered to the full satisfaction of the Subscriber and its Advisors, if any.
(l) (i) In making the decision to invest in the Securities the Subscriber has relied solely upon the information provided by the Company in the Transaction Documents. To the extent necessary, the Subscriber has retained, at its own expense, and relied upon appropriate professional advice regarding the investment, tax and legal merits and consequences of this Agreement and the purchase of the Securities hereunder. The Subscriber disclaims reliance on any statements made or information provided by any person or entity in the course of Subscriber’s consideration of an investment in the Securities other than the Transaction Documents.
(ii) The Subscriber represents and warrants that: (i) the Subscriber was contacted regarding the sale of the Securities by the Company (or an authorized agent or representative thereof) with whom the Subscriber had a prior substantial pre-existing relationship and (ii) no Securities were offered or sold to it by means of any form of general solicitation or general advertising, and in connection therewith, the Subscriber did not (A) receive or review any advertisement, article, notice or other communication published in a newspaper or magazine or similar media or broadcast over television or radio, whether closed circuit, or generally available; or (B) attend any seminar meeting or industry investor conference whose attendees were invited by any general solicitation or general advertising; or (C) observe any website or filing of the Company with the SEC in which any offering of securities by the Company was described and as a result learned of any offering of securities by the Company.
(m) The Subscriber has taken no action that would give rise to any claim by any person for brokerage commissions, finders’ fees or the like relating to this Agreement or the transactions contemplated hereby.
(n) The Subscriber is not relying on the Company or any of its employees, agents, or advisors with respect to the legal, tax, economic and related considerations of an investment in the Securities, and the Subscriber has relied on the advice of, or has consulted with, only its own Advisors.
(o) The Subscriber acknowledges that any estimates or forward-looking statements or projections furnished by the Company to the Subscriber were prepared by the management of the Company in good faith, but that the attainment of any such projections, estimates or forward-looking statements cannot be guaranteed by the Company or its management and should not be relied upon.
(p) No oral or written representations have been made, or oral or written information furnished, to the Subscriber or its Advisors, if any, in connection with the Offering that are in any way inconsistent with the information contained herein.
(q) (For ERISA plans only) The fiduciary of the ERISA plan (the “Plan”) represents that such fiduciary has been informed of and understands the Company’s investment objectives, policies and strategies, and that the decision to invest “plan assets” (as such term is defined in ERISA) in the Company is consistent with the provisions of ERISA that require diversification of plan assets and impose other fiduciary responsibilities. The Subscriber or Plan fiduciary (i) is responsible for the decision to invest in the Company; (ii) is independent of the Company and any of its affiliates; (iii) is qualified to make such investment decision; and (iv) in making such decision, the Subscriber or Plan fiduciary has not relied primarily on any advice or recommendation of the Company or any of its affiliates.
(r) This Agreement is not enforceable by the Subscriber unless it has been accepted by the Company, and the Subscriber acknowledges and agrees that the Company reserves the right to reject any subscription for any reason.
(s) The Subscriber is an “Accredited Investor” as defined in Rule 501(a) under the Securities Act. In general, an “Accredited Investor” is deemed to be an institution with assets in excess of $5,000,000 or individuals with a net worth in excess of $1,000,000 (excluding such person’s residence) or annual income exceeding $200,000 or $300,000 jointly with his or her spouse.
(t) The Subscriber, either alone or together with its representatives, has such knowledge, sophistication and experience in business and financial matters so as to be capable of evaluating the merits and risks of the Offering, and has so evaluated the merits and risks of such investment. The Subscriber has not authorized any person or entity to act as its Purchaser Representative (as that term is defined in Regulation D of the General Rules and Regulations under the Securities Act) in connection with the Offering. The Subscriber is able to bear the economic risk of an investment in the Securities and, at the present time, is able to afford a complete loss of such investment.
4. THE COMPANY’S Representations, Warranties and Covenants
The Company hereby acknowledges, agrees with and represents, warrants and covenants to each Subscriber, as follows:
(a) Organization and Qualification. The Company is a corporation duly organized, validly existing and in good standing under the laws of its state of incorporation. The Company is duly qualified to do business, and is in good standing in the states required due to (a) the ownership or lease of real or personal property for use in the operation of the Company's business or (b) the nature of the business conducted by the Company, except where the failure to so qualify wouldn’t have a Material Adverse Effect, as defined below. The Company has all requisite power, right and authority to own, operate and lease its properties and assets, to carry on its business as now conducted, to execute, deliver and perform its obligations under this Agreement and the other Transaction Documents to which it is a party, and to carry out the transactions contemplated hereby and thereby. All actions on the part of the Company and its officers and directors necessary for the authorization, execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement and the other Transaction Documents, the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby and thereby, and the performance of all of the Company's obligations under this Agreement and the other Transaction Documents have been taken or will be taken prior to the Closing. This Agreement has been, and the other Transaction Documents to which the Company is a party on the Closing will be, duly executed and delivered by the Company, and this Agreement is, and each of the other Transaction Documents to which it is a party on the Closing will be, a legal, valid and binding obligation of the Company, enforceable against the Company in accordance with its terms, except as may be limited by bankruptcy, reorganization, insolvency, moratorium and similar laws of general application relating to or affecting the enforcement of rights of creditors, and except as enforceability of the obligations hereunder are subject to general principles of equity (regardless of whether such enforceability is considered in a proceeding in equity or law).
(b) Issuance of Securities. The Securities to be issued to the Subscriber pursuant to this Agreement, when issued and delivered in accordance with the terms of this Agreement and the applicable Transaction Documents, will be duly and validly issued and will be fully paid and non-assessable.
(c) Authorization; Enforcement. The execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement and the other Transaction Documents by the Company, and the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby and thereby, will not (a) constitute a violation (with or without the giving of notice or lapse of time, or both) of any provision of any law or any judgment, decree, order, regulation or rule of any court, agency or other governmental authority applicable to the Company, (b) require any consent, approval or authorization of, or declaration, filing or registration with, any person, (c) result in a default (with or without the giving of notice or lapse of time, or both) under, acceleration or termination of, or the creation in any party of the right to accelerate, terminate, modify or cancel, any agreement, lease, note or other restriction, encumbrance, obligation or liability to which the Company is a party or by which it is bound or to which any assets of the Company are subject, (d) result in the creation of any lien or encumbrance upon the assets of the Company, or upon any shares of Common Stock, preferred stock or other securities of the Company, (e) conflict with or result in a breach of or constitute a default under any provision of the articles of incorporation or bylaws of the Company, or (f) invalidate or adversely affect any permit, license, authorization or status used in the conduct of the business of the Company.
(d) SEC Filings. The Company is in full compliance with, the reporting requirements of Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”). The Company has made available to each Subscriber through the EDGAR system true and complete copies of the Company’s filings for the prior two full fiscal years plus any interim period (collectively, the “SEC Filings”), and all such SEC Filings are incorporated herein by reference. The SEC Filings, when they were filed with the SEC (or, if any amendment with respect to any such document was filed, when such amendment was filed), complied in all material respects with the applicable requirements of the Exchange Act and the rules and regulations thereunder and did not, as of such date, contain an untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary in order to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading. All reports and statements required to be filed by the Company under the Exchange Act have been filed, together with all exhibits required to be filed therewith. The Company and each of its direct and indirect subsidiaries, if any (collectively, the “Subsidiaries”), are engaged in all material respects only in the business described in the SEC Filings, and the SEC Filings contain a complete and accurate description in all material respects of the business of the Company and the Subsidiaries.
(e) No Financial Advisor. The Company acknowledges and agrees that each Subscriber is acting solely in the capacity of an arm’s length purchaser with respect to the Securities and the transactions contemplated hereby. The Company further acknowledges that Subscriber is not acting as a financial advisor or fiduciary of the Company (or in any similar capacity) with respect to this Agreement and the transactions contemplated hereby and any advice given by any Subscriber or any of its representatives or agents in connection with this Agreement and the transactions contemplated hereby is merely incidental to such Subscriber’s purchase of the Securities. The Company further represents to each Subscriber that the Company’s decision to enter into this Agreement has been based solely on the independent evaluation of the transactions contemplated hereby by the Company and its representatives.
(f) Indemnification. The Company will indemnify and hold harmless each Subscriber and, where applicable, its directors, officers, employees, agents, advisors and shareholders, from and against any and all loss, liability, claim, damage and expense whatsoever (including, but not limited to, any and all fees, costs and expenses whatsoever reasonably incurred in investigating, preparing or defending against any claim, lawsuit, administrative proceeding or investigation whether commenced or threatened) arising out of or based upon any representation or warranty of the Company contained herein or in any document furnished by the Company to each Subscriber in connection herewith being untrue in any material respect or any breach or failure by the Company to comply with any covenant or agreement made by the Company to each Subscriber in connection therewith; provided, however, that the Company’s liability shall not exceed such Subscriber’s Aggregate Purchase Price tendered hereunder.
(g) Capitalization and Additional Issuances. The authorized and outstanding capital stock of the Company on a fully diluted basis as of the date of this Agreement and the Closing Date (not including the Securities) are substantially as set forth in the Company’s SEC Filings. Except as set forth in the Company’s SEC Filings, there are no options, warrants, or rights to subscribe to, securities, rights, understandings or obligations convertible into or exchangeable for or giving any right to subscribe for any shares of capital stock or other equity interest of the Company or any of its subsidiaries. The only officer, director, employee and consultant stock option or stock incentive plan or similar plan currently in effect or contemplated by the Company are described in the Company’s SEC Filings. There are no outstanding agreements or preemptive or similar rights affecting the Company's Common Stock.
(h) Private Placements. Assuming the accuracy of each Subscriber’s representations and warranties set forth in Section 3, no registration under the Securities Act is required for the offer and sale of the Securities by the Company to the Subscribers as contemplated hereby.
(j) Investment Company. The Company is not, and is not an affiliate of, and immediately after receipt of payment for the Shares will not be or be an affiliate of, an “investment company” within the meaning of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended. The Company shall conduct its business in a manner so that it will not become subject to the Investment Company Act.
(k) Shell Company Status. The Company is not and has never been an issuer identified in Rule 144(i)(1) of the Securities Act.
(l) Litigation. Except as set forth in the SEC Filings, there is no action, suit, proceeding, inquiry or investigation before or by the Principal Market, any court, public board, other Governmental Entity, self-regulatory organization or body pending or, to the knowledge of the Company, threatened against or affecting the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, the Common Stock or any of the Company’s or its Subsidiaries’ officers or directors which is outside of the ordinary course of business or individually or in the aggregate material to the Company or any of its Subsidiaries. No director, officer or employee of the Company or any of its subsidiaries has willfully violated 18 U.S.C. §1519 or engaged in spoliation in reasonable anticipation of litigation. Without limitation of the foregoing, there has not been, and to the knowledge of the Company, there is not pending or contemplated, any investigation by the SEC involving the Company, any of its Subsidiaries or any current or former director or officer of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries. The SEC has not issued any stop order or other order suspending the effectiveness of any registration statement filed by the Company under the Securities Act or the Exchange Act. “Governmental Entity” means any nation, state, county, city, town, village, district, or other political jurisdiction of any nature, federal, state, local, municipal, foreign, or other government, governmental or quasi-governmental authority of any nature (including any governmental agency, branch, department, official, or entity and any court or other tribunal), multi-national organization or body; or body exercising, or entitled to exercise, any administrative, executive, judicial, legislative, police, regulatory, or taxing authority or power of any nature or instrumentality of any of the foregoing, including any entity or enterprise owned or controlled by a government or a public international organization or any of the foregoing. “Principal Market” means any of the following markets or exchanges on which the Common Stock is listed or quoted for trading on the date in question: the NYSE MKT, The NASDAQ Capital Market, The NASDAQ Global Market, The NASDAQ Global Select Market, the New York Stock Exchange, OTCQX, OTCQB or the OTC Bulletin Board (or any successors to any of the foregoing).
(m) Employee Relations. Neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries is a party to any collective bargaining agreement or employs any member of a union. The Company believes that its and its Subsidiaries’ relations with their respective employees are good. The Company and its Subsidiaries are in compliance with all federal, state, local and foreign laws and regulations respecting labor, employment and employment practices and benefits, terms and conditions of employment and wages and hours, except where failure to be in compliance would not, either individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect. “Material Adverse Effect” means any material adverse effect on (i) the business, properties, assets, liabilities, operations (including results thereof), condition (financial or otherwise) or prospects of the Company or any Subsidiary, individually or taken as a whole, (ii) the transactions contemplated hereby or in any of the other Transaction Documents or (iii) the authority or ability of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries to perform any of their respective obligations under any of the Transaction Documents.
(n) Tax Status. The Company and each of its Subsidiaries (i) has timely made or filed all foreign, federal and state income and all other tax returns, reports and declarations required by any jurisdiction to which it is subject, (ii) has timely paid all taxes and other governmental assessments and charges that are material in amount, shown or determined to be due on such returns, reports and declarations, except those being contested in good faith and (iii) has set aside on its books provision reasonably adequate for the payment of all taxes for periods subsequent to the periods to which such returns, reports or declarations apply. There are no unpaid taxes in any material amount claimed to be due by the taxing authority of any jurisdiction, and the officers of the Company and its Subsidiaries know of no basis for any such claim. The Company is not operated in such a manner as to qualify as a passive foreign investment company, as defined in Section 1297 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.
(o) Indebtedness and Other Contracts. Except as set forth in the SEC Filings, neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries, (i) has any outstanding Indebtedness (as defined below), (ii) is a party to any contract, agreement or instrument, the violation of which, or default under which, by the other party(ies) to such contract, agreement or instrument could reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect, (iii) is in violation of any term of, or in default under, any contract, agreement or instrument relating to any Indebtedness, except where such violations and defaults would not result, individually or in the aggregate, in a Material Adverse Effect, or (iv) is a party to any contract, agreement or instrument relating to any Indebtedness, the performance of which, in the judgment of the Company’s officers, has or is expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. For purposes of this Agreement: (x) “Indebtedness” of any Person means, without duplication (A) all indebtedness for borrowed money, (B) all obligations issued, undertaken or assumed as the deferred purchase price of property or services (including, without limitation, “capital leases” in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles) (other than trade payables entered into in the ordinary course of business), (C) all reimbursement or payment obligations with respect to letters of credit, surety bonds and other similar instruments, (D) all obligations evidenced by notes, bonds, debentures or similar instruments, including obligations so evidenced incurred in connection with the acquisition of property, assets or businesses, (E) all indebtedness created or arising under any conditional sale or other title retention agreement, or incurred as financing, in either case with respect to any property or assets acquired with the proceeds of such indebtedness (even though the rights and remedies of the seller or bank under such agreement in the event of default are limited to repossession or sale of such property), (F) all monetary obligations under any leasing or similar arrangement which, in connection with generally accepted accounting principles, consistently applied for the periods covered thereby, is classified as a capital lease, (G) all indebtedness referred to in clauses (A) through (F) above secured by (or for which the holder of such Indebtedness has an existing right, contingent or otherwise, to be secured by) any mortgage, claim, lien, tax, right of first refusal, pledge, charge, security interest or other encumbrance upon or in any property or assets (including accounts and contract rights) owned by any Person, even though the Person which owns such assets or property has not assumed or become liable for the payment of such indebtedness, and (H) all Contingent Obligations in respect of indebtedness or obligations of others of the kinds referred to in clauses (A) through (G) above; (y) “Contingent Obligation” means, as to any Person, any direct or indirect liability, contingent or otherwise, of that Person with respect to any indebtedness, lease, dividend or other obligation of another Person if the primary purpose or intent of the Person incurring such liability, or the primary effect thereof, is to provide assurance to the obligee of such liability that such liability will be paid or discharged, or that any agreements relating thereto will be complied with, or that the holders of such liability will be protected (in whole or in part) against loss with respect thereto; and (z) “Person” means an individual, a limited liability company, a partnership, a joint venture, a corporation, a trust, an unincorporated organization, any other entity and any Governmental Entity or any department or agency thereof.
(p) No Undisclosed Events, Liabilities, Developments or Circumstances. Except as set forth in the SEC Filings, no event, liability, development or circumstance has occurred or exists, or is reasonably expected to exist or occur with respect to the Company, any of its Subsidiaries or any of their respective businesses, properties, liabilities, operations (including results thereof) or condition (financial or otherwise), that (i) would be required to be disclosed by the Company under applicable securities laws on a registration statement on Form S-1 filed with the SEC relating to an issuance and sale by the Company of its Common Stock and which has not been publicly announced, (ii) could have a material adverse effect on any Subscriber’s investment hereunder or (iii) would reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
(q) No Additional Agreements. Neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries has any agreement or understanding with any Subscriber with respect to the transactions contemplated by the Transaction Documents other than pursuant to documents substantially identical to the Transaction Documents.
(r) No Disqualification Events. To the Company’s knowledge, none of the Company, any of its predecessors, any affiliated issuer, any director, executive officer, other officer of the Company participating in the offering contemplated hereby, any beneficial owner of 20% or more of the Company's outstanding voting equity securities, calculated on the basis of voting power, nor any promoter (as that term is defined in Rule 405 under the Securities Act) connected with the Company in any capacity at the time of sale (each, an “Issuer Covered Person”) is subject to any of the "Bad Actor" disqualifications described in Rule 506(d)(1)(i) to (viii) under the Securities Act (a “Disqualification Event”), except for a Disqualification Event covered by Rule 506(d)(2) or (d)(3). The Company has exercised reasonable care to determine whether any Issuer Covered Person is subject to a Disqualification Event.
(s) General Solicitation. None of the Company, any of its affiliates (as defined in Rule 501(b) under the Securities Act) or any person acting on behalf of the Company or such affiliate will solicit any offer to buy or offer or sell the Securities by means of any form of general solicitation or general advertising within the meaning of Regulation D, including: (i) any advertisement, article, notice or other communication published in any newspaper, magazine or similar medium or broadcast over television or radio; and (ii) any seminar or meeting whose attendees have been invited by any general solicitation or general advertising.
The Company confirms that neither it nor any other Person acting on its behalf has provided any of the Subscribers or their agents or counsel with any information that constitutes or could reasonably be expected to constitute material, non-public information regarding the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, other than the existence of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement and the other Transaction Documents. The Company understands and confirms that each of the Subscribers will rely on the foregoing representations in effecting transactions in securities of the Company. All disclosure provided to the Subscribers regarding the Company and its Subsidiaries, their businesses and the transactions contemplated hereby, including the schedules to this Agreement, furnished by or on behalf of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries is true and correct and does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state any material fact necessary in order to make the statements made therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading. No event or circumstance has occurred or information exists with respect to the Company or any of its Subsidiaries or its or their business, properties, liabilities, prospects, operations (including results thereof) or conditions (financial or otherwise), which, under applicable law, rule or regulation, requires public disclosure at or before the date hereof or announcement by the Company but which has not been so publicly disclosed. The Company acknowledges and agrees that no Subscriber makes or has made any representations or warranties with respect to the transactions contemplated hereby other than those specifically set forth in Section 3.
5. OTHER AGREEMENTS OF THE PARTIES
(a) Furnishing of Information. As long as any Subscriber owns Securities, the Company covenants to timely file (or obtain extensions in respect thereof and file within the applicable grace period) all reports required to be filed by the Company after the date hereof pursuant to the Exchange Act. As long as any Subscriber owns Securities, if the Company is not required to file reports pursuant to the Exchange Act, it will prepare and furnish to the Subscribers and make publicly available in accordance with Rule 144(c) under the Securities Act such information as is required for the Subscribers to sell the Securities under Rule 144. The Company further covenants that it will take such further action as any holder of Securities may reasonably request, at the sole cost and expense of the Company including transfer agent and legal opinion fees and expenses, all to the extent required from time to time to enable such person to sell such Securities without registration under the Securities Act within the limitation of the exemptions proved by Rule 144 under the Securities Act.
(b) Shareholder Rights Plan. No claim will be made or enforced by the Company or, to the knowledge of the Company, any other person that any Subscriber is an “Acquiring Person” under any shareholder rights plan or similar plan or arrangement in effect or hereafter adopted by the Company, or that any Subscriber could be deemed to trigger the provisions of any such plan or arrangement, by virtue of receiving Securities under the Transaction Documents or under any other agreement between the Company and the Subscribers.
(c) Securities Laws Disclosure; Publicity. The Company shall by 8:30 a.m. (New York City time) (a) on the first Business Day after this Agreement has been executed, issue a press release disclosing the material terms of the transactions contemplated hereby and (b) within four (4) Business Days after this Agreement has been executed, file a Current Report on Form 8-K with the SEC (the “8-K Filing”), including the Transaction Documents as exhibits thereto. From and after the issuance of such press release and the 8-K Filing, the Company shall have publicly disclosed all material, non-public information delivered to any of the Subscribers by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, or any of their respective officers, directors, employees or agents. The Company and each Subscriber shall consult with each other in issuing any press releases with respect to the transactions contemplated hereby, and no Subscriber shall issue any such press release or otherwise make any such public statement without the prior consent of the Company, which consent shall not unreasonably be withheld. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Company shall not publicly disclose the name of any Subscriber, or include the name of any Subscriber in any filing with the SEC or any regulatory agency, without the prior written consent of such Subscriber,. The Company understands that any such disclosure shall cause irreparable harm and each Subscriber shall be entitled to injunctive relief and liquidated damages in connection therewith.
(d) Integration. The Company shall not, and shall use its best efforts to ensure that no affiliate of the Company shall, after the date hereof, sell, offer for sale or solicit offers to buy or otherwise negotiate in respect of any security that would be integrated with the offer or sale of the Units in a manner that would require the registration under the Securities Act of the sale of the Units to the Subscribers.
(e) Reservation of Securities. The Company shall maintain a reserve from its duly authorized shares of Common Stock for issuance pursuant to the Transaction Documents in such amount as may be required to fulfill its obligations in full under the Transaction Documents. In the event that at any time the then authorized shares of Common Stock are insufficient for the Company to satisfy its obligations in full under the Transaction Documents, the Company shall promptly take such actions as may be required to increase the number of authorized shares.
(f) Use of Proceeds. The Company anticipates using the gross proceeds from the Offering for general working capital purposes.
(g) Non-Public Information. Except with respect to the material terms and conditions of the transactions contemplated by the Transaction Documents, the Company covenants and agrees that neither it, nor any other Person acting on its behalf will provide any Subscriber or its agents or counsel with any information that the Company believes constitutes or could constitute material non-public information, and each Subscriber agrees, and shall direct its agents and counsel not to, request any material non-public information from the Company or any Person acting on its behalf, unless prior thereto such Subscriber shall have executed a written agreement with the Company regarding the willingness to accept receipt of such material non-public information and acknowledges the confidentiality and use of such information and the Company’s covenant to file a further SEC filing or report and the period in which such information shall remain confidential or be required to not be disclosed. The Company understands and confirms that each Subscriber shall be relying on the foregoing covenant in effecting transactions in securities of the Company. In addition, effective upon the filing of the 8-K Filing, the Company acknowledges and agrees that any and all confidentiality or similar obligations under any agreement, whether written or oral, between the Company and any of its Subsidiaries or any of their respective officers, directors, affiliates, employees or agents, on the one hand, and the Subscriber or any of its affiliates on the other hand, shall terminate.
(h) Form D and Blue Sky
The Company shall file a Form D with respect to the Securities as required under Regulation D and to provide a copy thereof to each Subscriber promptly after such filing. The availability of the filed Form D on EDGAR shall satisfy the foregoing delivery requirement. The Company shall, on or before the Closing Date, take such action as the Company shall reasonably determine is necessary in order to obtain an exemption for, or to, qualify the Securities for sale to the Subscribers at the Closing pursuant to this Agreement under applicable securities or “Blue Sky” laws of the states of the United States (or to obtain an exemption from such qualification), and shall provide evidence of any such action so taken to the Subscribers on or prior to the Closing Date. Without limiting any other obligation of the Company under this Agreement, the Company shall timely make all filings and reports relating to the offer and sale of the Securities required under all applicable securities laws (including, without limitation, all applicable federal securities laws and all applicable “Blue Sky” laws), and the Company shall comply with all applicable federal, foreign, state and local laws, statutes, rules, regulations and the like relating to the offering and sale of the Securities to the Subscribers.
(j) Conversion Procedures. Each of the form of Notice of Conversion included in the Series G Certificate of Designation set forth the totality of the procedures required of the Subscribers in order to convert the Shares. No legal opinion, other information or instructions shall be required of the Subscribers to convert their Shares (other than customary 144 representation letters if such Shares are to be sold in reliance upon the exemption provided by to Rule 144). The Company shall honor conversions of the Shares and shall deliver the Conversion Shares in accordance with the terms, conditions and time periods set forth in the Series G Certificate of Designation.
6. CONDITIONS TO ACCEPTANCE OF SUBSCRIPTION
(a) The Closing of the sale of the Shares is conditioned upon satisfaction of the following conditions precedent on or before the Closing Date:
(i) As of the Closing, no legal action, suit or proceeding shall be pending against the Company that seeks to restrain or prohibit the transactions contemplated by this Agreement.
(ii) The representations and warranties of the Company and the Subscribers contained in this Agreement shall have been true and correct in all material respects on the date of this Agreement and shall be true and correct as of the Closing as if made on the Closing Date.
7. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
(a) All parties hereto have been represented by counsel, and no inference shall be drawn in favor of or against any party by virtue of the fact that such party’s counsel was or was not the principal draftsman of this Agreement.
(b) Each of the parties hereto shall be responsible to pay the costs and expenses of its own legal counsel in connection with the preparation and review of this Agreement and related documentation.
(c) Neither this Agreement, nor any provisions hereof, shall be waived, modified, discharged or terminated except by an instrument in writing signed by the party against whom any waiver, modification, discharge or termination is sought.
(d) The representations, warranties and agreement of each Subscriber and the Company made in this Agreement shall survive the execution and delivery of this Agreement and the delivery of the Securities.
(e) Any party may send any notice, request, demand, claim or other communication hereunder to the Subscriber at the address set forth on the signature page of this Agreement or to the Company at its primary office (including personal delivery, expedited courier, messenger service, fax, ordinary mail or electronic mail), but no such notice, request, demand, claim or other communication will be deemed to have been duly given unless and until it actually is received by the intended recipient. Any party may change the address to which notices, requests, demands, claims and other communications hereunder are to be delivered by giving the other parties written notice in the manner herein set forth.
(f) Except as otherwise provided herein, this Agreement shall be binding upon, and inure to the benefit of, the parties to this Agreement and their heirs, executors, administrators, successors, legal representatives and assigns. If any Subscriber is more than one person or entity, the obligation of any Subscriber shall be joint and several and the agreements, representations, warranties and acknowledgments contained herein shall be deemed to be made by, and be binding upon, each such person or entity and its heirs, executors, administrators, successors, legal representatives and assigns. This Agreement sets forth the entire agreement and understanding between the parties as to the subject matter hereof and merges and supersedes all prior discussions, agreements and understandings of any and every nature among them.
(g) This Agreement is not transferable or assignable by the Company.
(h) The Company hereby represents and warrants as of the date hereof and as of any Closing Date that none of the terms offered to any Person with respect to any offer, sale or subscription of Securities (each a "Subscription Document"), is or will be more favorable to such Person than those of the Subscriber and this Agreement shall be, without any further action by the Subscriber or the Company, deemed amended and modified in an economically and legally equivalent manner such that the Subscriber shall receive the benefit of the more favorable terms contained in such Subscription Document. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Company agrees, at its expense, to take such other actions (such as entering into amendments to the Transaction Documents) as the Subscriber may reasonably request to further effectuate the foregoing.
(i) Except as otherwise provided herein, this Agreement shall not be changed, modified or amended and no right hereunder shall be waived, except in writing signed by both (a) the Company and the (b) Subscribers in the Offering holding at least 60% of the Shares issued in the Offering then held by the original Subscribers. The Company shall be prohibited from offering any additional consideration to any Subscriber in this Offering (or such original Subscriber’s transferee) for the purposes of inducing such person to change, modify, waive or amend any term of this Agreement or any other Transaction Document without making the same offer on a pro-rata basis to all other Subscribers (and those transferees) in this Offering allocable to the securities acquired by such transferee(s).
(j) This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, without giving effect to conflicts of law principles.
(k) The Company and each Subscriber hereby agree that any dispute that may arise between them arising out of or in connection with this Agreement shall be adjudicated before a court located in the City of New York, Borough of Manhattan, and they hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the federal and state courts of the State of New York located in the City of New York, Borough of Manhattan with respect to any action or legal proceeding commenced by any party, and irrevocably waive any objection they now or hereafter may have respecting the venue of any such action or proceeding brought in such a court or respecting the fact that such court is an inconvenient forum, relating to or arising out of this Agreement or any acts or omissions relating to the sale of the securities hereunder, and consent to the service of process in any such action or legal proceeding by means of registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, postage prepaid, in care of the address set forth herein or such other address as either party shall furnish in writing to the other.
(l) WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL. IN ANY ACTION, SUIT, OR PROCEEDING IN ANY JURISDICTION BROUGHT BY ANY PARTY AGAINST ANY OTHER PARTY, THE PARTIES EACH KNOWINGLY AND INTENTIONALLY, TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, HEREBY ABSOLUTELY, UNCONDITIONALLY, IRREVOCABLY AND EXPRESSLY WAIVES FOREVER TRIAL BY JURY.
(m) This Agreement may be executed in two or more counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original, but all of which together shall constitute one and the same instrument.
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Instructions: Check all boxes below which correctly describe you.
|o||You are (i) a bank, as defined in Section 3(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), (ii) a savings and loan association or other institution, as defined in Section 3(a)(5)(A) of the Securities Act, whether acting in an individual or fiduciary capacity, (iii) a broker or dealer registered pursuant to Section 15 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), (iv) an insurance company as defined in Section 2(13) of the Securities Act, (v) an investment company registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the “Investment Company Act”), (vi) a business development company as defined in Section 2(a)(48) of the Investment Company Act, (vii) a Small Business Investment Company licensed by the U.S. Small Business Administration under Section 301 (c) or (d) of the Small Business Investment Act of 1958, as amended, (viii) a plan established and maintained by a state, its political subdivisions, or an agency or instrumentality of a state or its political subdivisions, for the benefit of its employees and you have total assets in excess of $5,000,000, or (ix) an employee benefit plan within the meaning of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended (“ERISA”) and (1) the decision that you shall subscribe for and purchase shares of common stock or preferred stock, is made by a plan fiduciary, as defined in Section 3(21) of ERISA, which is either a bank, savings and loan association, insurance company, or registered investment adviser, or (2) you have total assets in excess of $5,000,000 and the decision that you shall subscribe for and purchase the Shares is made solely by persons or entities that are accredited investors, as defined in Rule 501 of Regulation D promulgated under the Securities Act (“Regulation D”) or (3) you are a self-directed plan and the decision that you shall subscribe for and purchase the Securities is made solely by persons or entities that are accredited investors.|
|o||You are a private business development company as defined in Section 202(a)(22) of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, as amended.|
|o||You are an organization described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”), a corporation, Massachusetts or similar business trust or a partnership, in each case not formed for the specific purpose of making an investment in the Securities and its underlying securities in excess of $5,000,000.|
|o||You are a director or executive officer of the Company.|
|o||You are a natural person whose individual net worth, or joint net worth with your spouse, exceeds $1,000,000 (excluding residence) at the time of your subscription for and purchase of the Securities.|
|o||You are a natural person who had an individual income in excess of $200,000 in each of the two most recent years or joint income with your spouse in excess of $300,000 in each of the two most recent years, and who has a reasonable expectation of reaching the same income level in the current year.|
|o||You are a trust, with total assets in excess of $5,000,000, not formed for the specific purpose of acquiring the Securities and whose subscription for and purchase of the Securities is directed by a sophisticated person as described in Rule 506(b)(2)(ii) of Regulation D.|
|o||You are an entity in which all of the equity owners are persons or entities described in one of the preceding paragraphs.|
Check all boxes below which correctly describe you.
With respect to this investment in the Securities, your:
|Investment Objectives:||☐||Aggressive Growth||☐||Speculation|
|Risk Tolerance:||☐||Low Risk||☐||Moderate Risk||☐||High Risk|
Are you associated with a FINRA Member Firm? o Yes o No
Your initials (purchaser and co-purchaser, if applicable) are required for each item below:
____ ____ I/We understand that this investment is not guaranteed.
____ ____ I/We are aware that this investment is not liquid.
____ ____ I/We are sophisticated in financial and business affairs and are able to evaluate the risks and merits of an investment in this offering.
____ ____ I/We confirm that this investment is considered “high risk.” (This type of investment is considered high risk due to the inherent risks including lack of liquidity and lack of diversification. Success or failure of private placements such as this is dependent on the corporate issuer of these securities and is outside the control of the investors. While potential loss is limited to the amount invested, such loss is possible.)
The Subscriber hereby represents and warrants that all of its answers to this Investor Questionnaire are true as of the date of its execution of the Subscription Agreement pursuant to which it purchased the Securities.
Signature of Purchaser (Entities please
provide signature of Purchaser’s duly
Name of Signatory (Entities only)
Title of Signatory (Entities only)
Signature of Co-Purchaser
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