Security Agreement

Security Agreement

Exhibit 10.2

 

SECURITY AGREEMENT

 

SECURITY AGREEMENT (this “Agreement”), dated as of March    , 2008 by and among Aspyra, Inc., a California corporation (“Company”), and the secured parties signatory hereto and their respective endorsees, transferees and assigns (collectively, the “Secured Party”).

 

W I T N E S S E T H:

 

WHEREAS, pursuant to a Loan Purchase Agreement, dated the date hereof, between Company and the Secured Party (the “Purchase Agreement”), Company has agreed to issue to the Secured Party and the Secured Party has agreed to purchase from Company certain of Company’s Secured Promissory Notes, due  July      , 2008 (the “Notes”); and

 

WHEREAS, in order to induce the Secured Party to purchase the Notes, Company has agreed to execute and deliver to the Secured Party this Agreement for the benefit of the Secured Party and to grant to it a security interest in certain property of the Company to secure the prompt payment, performance and discharge in full of all of Company’s obligations under the Notes, subject to Western Commercial Bank’s security interest in the Collateral and pari passu with the security interests of C. Ian Sym-Smith and TITAB, LLC.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the agreements herein contained and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, the parties hereto hereby agree as follows:

 

1.             Certain Definitions.  As used in this Agreement, the following terms shall have the meanings set forth in this Section 1.  Terms used but not otherwise defined in this Agreement that are defined in Article 9 of the UCC (such as “general intangibles” and “proceeds”) shall have the respective meanings given such terms in Article 9 of the UCC.

 

(a)           “Collateral” means the collateral in which the Secured Party is granted a security interest by this Agreement, and which shall also include the following, whether presently owned or existing or hereafter acquired or coming into existence, and all additions and accessions thereto and all substitutions and replacements thereof, and all proceeds, products and accounts thereof, including, without limitation, all proceeds from the sale or transfer of the Collateral and of insurance covering the same and of any tort claims in connection therewith:

 

(i)            All Goods of the Company, including, without limitations, all machinery, equipment, computers, motor vehicles, trucks, tanks, boats, ships, appliances, furniture, special and general tools, fixtures, test and quality control devices and other equipment of every kind and nature and wherever situated, together with all documents of title and documents representing the same, all additions and accessions thereto, replacements therefor, all parts therefor, and all substitutes for any of the foregoing and all other items used and useful in connection with the Company’s businesses and all improvements thereto (collectively, the “Equipment”); and

 



 

(ii)           All Inventory of the Company; and

 

(iii)          All of the Company’s contract rights and general intangibles, including, without limitation, all partnership interests, stock or other securities, licenses, distribution and other agreements, computer software development rights, leases, franchises, customer lists, quality control procedures, grants and rights, goodwill, Intellectual Property (as defined in the Note Purchase Agreement), service marks, trade styles, trade names, patents, patent applications, copyrights, deposit accounts, and income tax refunds (collectively, the “General Intangibles”); and

 

(iv)          All Receivables of the Company including all insurance proceeds, and rights to refunds or indemnification whatsoever owing, together with all instruments, all documents of title representing any of the foregoing, all rights in any merchandising, goods, equipment, motor vehicles and trucks which any of the same may represent, and all right, title, security and guaranties with respect to each Receivable, including any right of stoppage in transit;

 

(v)           All of the Company’s documents, instruments and chattel paper, files, records, books of account, business papers, computer programs and the products and proceeds of all of the foregoing Collateral set forth in clauses (i)-(iv) above;

 

(vi)          All of the capital stock of any corporation owned by the Company.

 

(b)           “Company” shall mean, collectively, Company and the wholly owned subsidiary of Company.

 

(c)           “Obligations” means all of the Company’s obligations under this Agreement and the Notes, in each case, whether now or hereafter existing, voluntary or involuntary, direct or indirect, absolute or contingent, liquidated or unliquidated, whether or not jointly owed with others, and whether or not from time to time decreased or extinguished and later decreased, created or incurred, and all or any portion of such obligations or liabilities that are paid, to the extent all or any part of such payment is avoided or recovered directly or indirectly from the Secured Party as a preference, fraudulent transfer or otherwise as such obligations may be amended, supplemented, converted, extended or modified from time to time.

 

(d)           “UCC” means the Uniform Commercial Code, as currently in effect in the State of California.

 

2.             Grant of Security Interest.  As an inducement for the Secured Party to purchase the Notes and to secure the complete and timely payment, performance and discharge in full, as the case may be, of all of the Obligations, the Company hereby, unconditionally and irrevocably, pledges, grants and hypothecates to the Secured Party, a continuing security interest in, a right to possession and disposition of and a right of set-off against, in each case to the fullest extent permitted by law, all of the Company’s right, title and interest of whatsoever kind and nature in and to the Collateral, subject to Western Commercial Bank’s security interest in the Collateral (the “Security Interest”) and pari passu with the security interests of C. Ian Sym-Smith and TITAB, LLC.

 

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3.             Representations, Warranties, Covenants and Agreements of the Company.  The Company represents and warrants to, and covenants and agrees with, the Secured Party as follows:

 

(a)           The Company has the requisite corporate power and authority to enter into this Agreement and otherwise to carry out its obligations thereunder. The execution, delivery and performance by the Company of this Agreement and the filings contemplated therein have been duly authorized by all necessary action on the part of the Company and no further action is required by the Company.  This Agreement constitutes a legal, valid and binding obligation of the Company enforceable in accordance with its terms, except as enforceability may be limited by bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium or similar laws affecting the enforcement of creditor’s rights generally.

 

(b)           This Agreement creates in favor of the Secured Party a valid security interest in the Collateral securing the payment and performance of the Obligations and, upon making the filings described in the immediately following sentence, a security interest in such Collateral, subject to a senior security interest held by Western Commercial Bank and pari passu with the security interests of C. Ian Sym-Smith and TITAB, LLC.  Except for the filing of financing statements on Form UCC-1 under the UCC with the jurisdictions indicated on Schedule I, attached hereto, no authorization or approval of or filing with or notice to any governmental authority or regulatory body is required either: (i) for the grant by the Debtor, or the effectiveness of, the Security Interest granted hereby or for the execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement by the Debtor; or (ii) for the perfection of or exercise by the Secured Party of its rights and remedies hereunder.

 

(c)           The Company is the sole owner of the Collateral (except for non-exclusive licenses granted by the Company in the ordinary course of business), free and clear of any liens, security interests, encumbrances, rights or claims, and is fully authorized to grant the Security Interest in and to pledge the Collateral.  There is not on file in any governmental or regulatory authority, agency or recording office an effective financing statement, security agreement, license or transfer or any notice of any of the foregoing (other than those that have been filed in favor of the Secured Party pursuant to this Agreement) covering or affecting any of the Collateral.  So long as this Agreement shall be in effect, the Company shall not execute and shall not knowingly permit to be on file in any such office or agency any such financing statement or other document or instrument (except to the extent filed or recorded in favor of the Secured Party pursuant to the terms of this Agreement).

 

(d)           No part of the Collateral has been judged invalid or unenforceable.  No written claim has been received that any Collateral or the Company’s use of any Collateral violates the rights of any third party. There has been no adverse decision to the Company’s claim of ownership rights in or exclusive rights to use the Collateral in any jurisdiction or to the Company’s right to keep and maintain such Collateral in full force and effect, and there is no proceeding involving said rights pending or, to the best knowledge of the Company, threatened before any court, judicial body, administrative or regulatory agency, arbitrator or other governmental authority.

 

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(e)           This Agreement creates in favor of the Secured Party a valid security interest in the Collateral securing the payment and performance of the Obligations.

 

(f)            The Company will use its best efforts to deliver to the Secured Party one or more executed UCC financing statements on Form-1 with respect to the Security Interest, pursuant to the jurisdictions attached hereto, within 10 calendar days of the execution of this Agreement. Failure to abide by this Section 3(f) shall constitute an Event of Default.

 

(g)           The execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement does not conflict with or cause a breach or default, or an event that with or without the passage of time or notice, shall constitute a breach or default, under any agreement to which the Company is a party or by which the Company is bound.  No consent (including, without limitation, from stock holders or creditors of the Company) is required for the Company to enter into and perform its obligations hereunder.

 

(h)           The Company hereby agrees to defend the Security Interest against any and all persons, subject to any currently existing senior security interests.  The Company shall safeguard and protect all Collateral for the account of the Secured Party.  At the request of the Secured Party, the Company will sign and deliver to the Secured Party at any time or from time to time one or more financing statements pursuant to the UCC (or any other applicable statute) in form reasonably satisfactory to the Secured Party and will pay the cost of filing the same in all public offices wherever filing is, or is deemed by the Secured Party to be, necessary or desirable to effect the rights and obligations provided for herein. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Company shall pay all fees, taxes and other amounts necessary to maintain the Collateral and the Security Interest hereunder, and the Company shall obtain and furnish to the Secured Party from time to time, upon demand, such releases and/or subordinations of claims and liens which may be required to maintain the priority of the Security Interest hereunder.

 

(i)            The Company will not transfer, pledge, hypothecate, encumber, license (except for non-exclusive licenses granted by the Company in the ordinary course of business), sell or otherwise dispose of any of the Collateral without the prior written consent of the Secured Party.

 

(j)            The Company shall keep and preserve its Equipment, Inventory and other tangible Collateral in good condition, repair and order and shall not operate or locate any such Collateral (or cause to be operated or located) in any area excluded from insurance coverage.

 

(k)           The Company shall take all reasonable and necessary steps, including, without limitation, in any proceeding before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, United States Copyright Office or any similar office or agency in any other country or any political subdivision thereof, to maintain and pursue each Intellectual Property application (and to obtain the relevant registration) and to maintain each registration of the Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights, including, without limitation, filing of applications for renewal, affidavits of use and affidavits of incontestability.

 

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In the event that any Patent, Trademark or Copyright included in the Intellectual Property is infringed, misappropriated or diluted by a third party, promptly notify the Secured Party after it learns thereof and shall, unless it shall reasonably determine that such Patent, Trademark or Copyright is of negligible economic value to it, which determination it shall promptly report to the Secured Party, promptly sue for infringement, misappropriation or dilution, to seek injunctive relief where appropriate and to recover any and all damages for such infringement, misappropriation or dilution, or take such other actions as it shall reasonably deem appropriate under the circumstances to protect such Patent, Trademark or Copyright.  If the Company lacks the financial resources to comply with this Section 3(k), the Company shall so notify the Secured Party and shall cooperate fully with any enforcement action undertaken by the Secured Party on behalf of the Company.

 

(l)            The Company shall, within ten (10) days of obtaining knowledge thereof, advise the Secured Party promptly, in sufficient detail, of any substantial change in the Collateral, and of the occurrence of any event which would have a material adverse effect on the value of the Collateral or on the Secured Party’s security interest therein.

 

(m)          The Company shall promptly execute and deliver to the Secured Party such further deeds, mortgages, assignments, security agreements, financing statements or other instruments, documents, certificates and assurances and take such further action as the Secured Party may from time to time request and may in its sole discretion deem necessary to perfect, protect or enforce its security interest in the Collateral including, without limitation, the execution and delivery of a separate security agreement with respect to the Company’s intellectual property in which the Secured Party has been granted a security interest hereunder, substantially in a form acceptable to the Secured Party.

 

(n)           The Company shall permit the Secured Party and its representatives and agents to inspect the Collateral at any time, and to make copies of records pertaining to the Collateral as may be requested by the Secured Party from time to time.

 

(o)           The Company will take all steps reasonably necessary to diligently pursue and seek to preserve, enforce and collect any rights, claims, causes of action and accounts receivable in respect of the Collateral.

 

(p)           The Company shall promptly notify the Secured Party in sufficient detail upon becoming aware of any attachment, garnishment, execution or other legal process levied against any Collateral and of any other information received by the Company that may materially affect the value of the Collateral, the Security Interest or the rights and remedies of the Secured Party hereunder.

 

(q)           All information heretofore, herein or hereafter supplied to the Secured Party by or on behalf of the Company with respect to the Collateral is accurate and complete in all material respects as of the date furnished.

 

4.             Defaults.  The following events shall be “Events of Default”:

 

(a)           The occurrence of an Event of Default (as defined in the Notes) under the Notes;

 

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(b)           Any representation or warranty of the Company in this Agreement shall prove to have been incorrect in any material respect when made;

 

(c)           The failure by the Company to observe or perform any of its obligations hereunder for ten (10) days after receipt by the Company of notice of such failure from the Secured Party; and

 

5.             Rights and Remedies Upon Default.  Upon occurrence of any Event of Default and at any time thereafter, the Secured Party shall have the right to exercise all of the remedies conferred hereunder and under the Notes, and the Secured Party shall have all the rights and remedies of a secured party under the UCC and/or any other applicable law (including the Uniform Commercial Code of any jurisdiction in which any Collateral is then located).  Without limitation, the Secured Party shall have the following rights and powers:

 

(a)           Subject to any senior security interests as described herein, the Secured Party shall have the right to take possession of the Collateral and, for that purpose, enter, with the aid and assistance of any person, any premises where the Collateral, or any part thereof, is or may be placed and remove the same, and the Company shall assemble the Collateral and make it available to the Secured Party at places which the Secured Party shall reasonably select, whether at the Company’s premises or elsewhere, and make available to the Secured Party, without rent, all of the Company’s respective premises and facilities for the purpose of the Secured Party taking possession of, removing or putting the Collateral in saleable or disposable form.

 

(b)           Subject to any senior security interests as described herein, the Secured Party shall have the right to operate the business of the Company using the Collateral and shall have the right to assign, sell, lease or otherwise dispose of and deliver all or any part of the Collateral, at public or private sale or otherwise, either with or without special conditions or stipulations, for cash or on credit or for future delivery, in such parcel or parcels and at such time or times and at such place or places, and upon such terms and conditions as the Secured Party may deem commercially reasonable, all without (except as shall be required by applicable statute and cannot be waived) advertisement or demand upon or notice to the Company or right of redemption of the Company, which are hereby expressly waived.  Upon each such sale, lease, assignment or other transfer of Collateral, the Secured Party may, unless prohibited by applicable law which cannot be waived, purchase all or any part of the Collateral being sold, free from and discharged of all trusts, claims, right of redemption and equities of the Company, which are hereby waived and released.

 

6.             Applications of Proceeds.  The proceeds of any such sale, lease or other disposition of the Collateral hereunder shall be applied first, to the expenses of retaking, holding, storing, processing and preparing for sale, selling, and the like (including, without limitation, any taxes, fees and other costs incurred in connection therewith) of the Collateral, to the reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses incurred by the Secured Party in enforcing its rights hereunder and in connection with collecting, storing and disposing of the Collateral, and then to satisfaction of the Obligations, and to the payment of any other amounts required by applicable law, after which the Secured Party shall pay to the Company any surplus proceeds.

 

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7.             Costs and Expenses.  The Company agrees to pay all out-of-pocket fees, costs and expenses incurred in connection with any filing required hereunder, including without limitation, any financing statements, continuation statements, partial releases and/or termination statements related thereto or any expenses of any searches reasonably required by the Secured Party.  The Company shall also pay all other claims and charges which in the reasonable opinion of the Secured Party might prejudice, imperil or otherwise affect the Collateral or the Security Interest therein.

 

8.             Responsibility for Collateral.  The Company assumes all liabilities and responsibility in connection with all Collateral, and the obligations of the Company hereunder or under the Notes shall in no way be affected or diminished by reason of the loss, destruction, damage or theft of any of the Collateral or its unavailability for any reason.

 

9.             Term of Agreement.  This Agreement and the Security Interest shall terminate on the date on which all payments under the Notes have been made in full and all other Obligations have been paid or discharged.  Upon such termination, the Secured Party, at the request and at the expense of the Company, will join in executing any termination statement with respect to any financing statement executed and filed pursuant to this Agreement.

 

10.           Power of Attorney; Further Assurances.

 

(a)           Subject to any senior security interests as described herein, the Company hereby irrevocably appoints the Secured Party as the Company’s attorney-in-fact, with full authority in the place and stead of the Company and in the name of the Company, from time to time in the Secured Party’s discretion, to take any action and to execute any instrument which the Secured Party may deem necessary or advisable to accomplish the purposes of this Agreement, including the filing, in its sole discretion, of one or more financing or continuation statements and amendments thereto, relative to any of the Collateral without the signature of the Company where permitted by law.

 

(b)           The Company shall execute such additional agreements and documents necessary or advisable to accomplish the purposes of this Agreement, including without limitation pledge agreements relating to the capital stock included as Collateral pursuant to Section 1(a)(vi) above.

 

11.           Notices.  All notices, requests, demands and other communications hereunder shall be in writing, with copies to all the other parties hereto, and shall be deemed to have been duly given when (i) if delivered by hand, upon receipt, (ii) if sent by facsimile, upon receipt of proof of sending thereof, (iii) if sent by nationally recognized overnight delivery service (receipt requested), the next business day or (iv) if mailed by first-class registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, postage prepaid, four days after posting in the U.S. mails, in each case if delivered to the following addresses:

 

If to the Company:

Aspyra, Inc.

 

26115-A Mureau Road

 

Calabasas, CA 91302

 

Attn: Anahita Villafane, Chief Financial Officer, Secretary

 

Tel:

 

Fax:

 

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with a copy (which shall not constitute notice) to:

 

 

 

Sichenzia Ross Friedman Ference LLP

 

61 Broadway, 32nd Floor

 

New York, New York 10006

 

Attn:

Darrin Ocasio, Esq.

 

Tel:

212-930-9700

 

Fax:

212-930-9725

 

 

If to the Secured Party:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attention:

 

Facsimile:

 

 

With a copy to:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attention:

 

Facsimile:

 

12.           Other Security.  To the extent that the Obligations are now or hereafter secured by property other than the Collateral or by the guarantee, endorsement or property of any other person, firm, corporation or other entity, then the Secured Party shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to pursue, relinquish, subordinate, modify or take any other action with respect thereto, without in any way modifying or affecting any of the Secured Party’s rights and remedies hereunder.

 

13.           Miscellaneous.

 

(a)           No course of dealing between the Company and the Secured Party, nor any failure to exercise, nor any delay in exercising, on the part of the Secured Party, any right, power or privilege hereunder or under the Notes shall operate as a waiver thereof; nor shall any single or partial exercise of any right, power or privilege hereunder or thereunder preclude any other or further exercise thereof or the exercise of any other right, power or privilege.

 

(b)           All of the rights and remedies of the Secured Party with respect to the Collateral, whether established hereby or by the Notes or by any other agreements, instruments or documents or by law shall be cumulative and may be exercised singly or concurrently.

 

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(c)           This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement of the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and is intended to supersede all prior negotiations, understandings and agreements with respect thereto.  Except as specifically set forth in this Agreement, no provision of this Agreement may be modified or amended except by a written agreement specifically referring to this Agreement and signed by the parties hereto.

 

(d)           In the event that any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid, prohibited or unenforceable in any jurisdiction for any reason, unless such provision is narrowed by judicial construction, this Agreement shall, as to such jurisdiction, be construed as if such invalid, prohibited or unenforceable provision had been more narrowly drawn so as not to be invalid, prohibited or unenforceable.  If, notwithstanding the foregoing, any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid, prohibited or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, such provision, as to such jurisdiction, shall be ineffective to the extent of such invalidity, prohibition or unenforceability without invalidating the remaining portion of such provision or the other provisions of this Agreement and without affecting the validity or enforceability of such provision or the other provisions of this Agreement in any other jurisdiction.

 

(e)           No waiver of any breach or default or any right under this Agreement shall be considered valid unless in writing and signed by the party giving such waiver, and no such waiver shall be deemed a waiver of any subsequent breach or default or right, whether of the same or similar nature or otherwise.

 

(f)            This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of each party hereto and its successors and assigns.

 

(g)           Each party shall take such further action and execute and deliver such further documents as may be necessary or appropriate in order to carry out the provisions and purposes of this Agreement.

 

(h)           This Agreement shall be governed by and construed under the laws of the State of New York applicable to contracts made and to be performed entirely within the State of New York. Each party hereby irrevocably submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts sitting in the City and County of New York for the adjudication of any dispute hereunder or any other Transaction Document or in connection herewith or therewith or with any transaction contemplated hereby or thereby, and hereby irrevocably waives, and agrees not to assert in any suit, action or proceeding, any claim that it is not personally subject to the jurisdiction of any such court, that such suit, action or proceeding is brought in an inconvenient forum or that the venue of such suit, action or proceeding is improper.  Each party hereby irrevocably waives personal service of process and consents to process being served in any such suit, action or proceeding by mailing a copy thereof to such party at the address in effect for notices to it under this Agreement and agrees that such service shall constitute good and sufficient service of process and notice thereof.  Nothing contained herein shall be deemed to limit in any way any right to serve process in any manner permitted by law.

 

(i)            This Agreement may be executed in any number of counterparts, each of which when so executed shall be deemed to be an original and, all of which taken together shall constitute one and the same Agreement.  In the event that any signature is delivered by facsimile transmission, such signature shall create a valid binding obligation of the party executing (or on whose behalf such signature is executed) the same with the same force and effect as if such facsimile signature were the original thereof.

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Security Agreement to be duly executed on the day and year first above written.

 

 

ASPYRA, INC.

 

 

 

 

 

By:

 

 

James Zierick

 

Chief Executive Officer

 

 

 

 

 

SECURED PARTY

 

 

 

 

 

By:

 

 

J. Shawn Chalmers Revocable Trust DTD 8/13/96