Loan And Security Agreement

Loan and Security Agreement

Exhibit 10.15

 

LOAN AND SECURITY AGREEMENT

 

This LOAN AND SECURITY AGREEMENT (this “Agreement”) dated as of April 20, 2005, between SILICON VALLEY BANK, a California chartered bank, with its principal place of business at 3003 Tasman Drive, Santa Clara, California 95054 and with a loan production office located at One Newton Executive Park, Suite 200, 2221 Washington Street, Newton, Massachusetts 02462, (“Bank”) and PHYSIOMETRIX, INC. a Delaware corporation (“Borrower”), provides the terms on which Bank shall extend credit to Borrower and Borrower shall repay Bank. The parties agree as follows:

 

1                                         ACCOUNTING AND OTHER TERMS

 

Accounting terms not defined in this Agreement shall be construed following GAAP.  Calculations and determinations must be made following GAAP.  The term “financial statements” includes the notes, exhibits, and schedules; provided, however, Bank acknowledges that unaudited interim financial statements are subject to normal year-end adjustments, lack of footnotes or other presentation items.  The terms “including” and “includes” always mean “including (or includes) without limitation,” in this or any Loan Document.  Capitalized terms in this Agreement shall have the meanings set forth in Article 13.  All other terms contained in this Agreement, unless otherwise indicated, shall have the meaning provided by the Code, to the extent such terms are defined therein.

 

2                                         LOAN AND TERMS OF PAYMENT

 

2.1                               Promise to Pay.  Borrower hereby unconditionally promises to pay Bank the unpaid principal amount of all Credit Extensions and interest on the unpaid principal amount of the Credit Extensions as and when due in accordance with this Agreement.

 

2.1.1                     Revolving Advances.

 

(a)                                  Revolving Line Availability.  Bank shall make Advances not exceeding the following (“Revolving Line Availability”): (i) the Revolving Line, minus (ii) the aggregate outstanding Advances hereunder.  Amounts borrowed under this Section may be repaid and reborrowed during the term of this Agreement.

 

(b)                                 Borrowing Procedure.  To obtain an Advance, Borrower must notify Bank (which notice shall be irrevocable) by facsimile or telephone by 3:00 p.m. Eastern time on the Business Day the Advance is to be made.  If such notification is by telephone, Borrower must promptly confirm the notification by delivering to Bank a completed Payment/Advance Form.  Bank shall credit Advances to Borrower’s deposit account.  Bank may make Advances under this Agreement based on instructions from a Responsible Officer or his or her designee or without instructions if the Advances are necessary to meet Obligations which have become due.  Bank may rely on any telephone notice given by a person whom Bank reasonably believes is a Responsible Officer or designee. Borrower shall indemnify Bank for any loss Bank suffers due to such reliance.

 

(c)                                  Interest Rate.   The principal amounts outstanding under the Revolving Line shall accrue interest at a per annum rate equal to the aggregate of the Prime Rate and three percent (3.0%), which interest shall be payable monthly.

 

(d)                                 Termination; Repayment.  The Revolving Line terminates on the Revolving Line Maturity Date, when the principal amount of all Advances, the unpaid interest thereon, and all other Obligations relating to the Revolving Line shall be immediately due and payable.

 

2.1.2                     Undisbursed Credit Extensions.  Bank’s obligation to lend the undisbursed portion of the Obligations shall terminate if, in Bank’s sole discretion, there has been a material adverse change in the general affairs, management, results of operation, condition (financial or otherwise) or the prospect of repayment of the Obligations, or there has been any material adverse deviation by Borrower from the most recent business plan of Borrower presented to and accepted by Bank prior to the execution of this Agreement.

 



 

2.2                               Interest Rate.

 

(a)                                  Default Rate. After an Event of Default, Obligations shall bear interest at five percent (5.0%) above the rate effective immediately before the Event of Default.

 

(b)                                 Adjustment to Interest Rate.  The applicable interest rate hereunder shall increase or decrease when the Prime Rate changes.

 

(c)                                  360-Day Year.  Interest is computed on the basis of a three hundred sixty (360) day year for the actual number of days elapsed.

 

(d)                                 Debit of Accounts.  Bank may debit any of Borrower’s deposit or operating accounts, including Account Number                    , for principal and interest payments when due, or any amounts Borrower owes Bank, when due. Bank shall promptly notify Borrower after it debits Borrower’s accounts.  These debits shall not constitute a set off.

 

(e)                                  Payments.  Interest is payable monthly on the first calendar day of each month.  Payments received after 12:00 noon Eastern time are considered received at the opening of business on the next Business Day.  When a payment is due on a day that is not a Business Day, the payment is due the next Business Day and additional fees or interest, as applicable, shall continue to accrue.

 

2.3                               Fees.  Borrower shall pay to Bank:

 

(a)                                  Commitment Fee.  A fully earned, non-refundable commitment fee of Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00) due and payable on the Closing Date; and

 

(b)                                 Success Fee.  A fully earned, non-refundable fee of Fifteen Thousand Dollars ($15,000.00) due and payable at the earlier of (i) the occurrence of the Sale Agreement Event, (ii) the Revolving Line Maturity Date, and (iii) the early termination of this Agreement; and

 

(c)                                  Bank Expenses.  All Bank Expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses) incurred through and after the Closing Date, when due.

 

3                                         CONDITIONS OF LOANS

 

3.1                               Conditions Precedent to Initial Credit Extension.  Bank’s obligation to make the initial Credit Extension is subject to the condition precedent that Bank shall have received, in form and substance satisfactory to Bank, such documents, and completion of such other matters, as Bank may reasonably deem necessary or appropriate, including, without limitation, the following:

 

(a)                                  this Agreement;

 

(b)                                 a certificate of the Secretary of Borrower with respect to articles, bylaws, incumbency and resolutions authorizing the execution and delivery of this Agreement, the Loan Documents, and all transactions related thereto, including the Warrant;

 

(c)                                  an Intellectual Property Security Agreement;

 

(d)                                 Perfection Certificate(s) by Borrower;

 

(e)                                  landlord’s waiver;

 

(f)                                    a legal opinion of Borrower’s counsel (authority and enforceability);

 

(g)                                 Warrant to Purchase Stock;

 

(h)                                 Account Control Agreement/ Investment Account Control Agreement;

 

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(i)                                     insurance certificate;

 

(j)                                     payment of the fees and Bank Expenses;

 

(k)                                  Certificate of Foreign Qualification (if applicable);

 

(l)                                     Certificate of Good Standing/Legal Existence; and

 

(m)                               such other documents, and completion of such other matters, as Bank may reasonably deem necessary or appropriate.

 

3.2                               Conditions Precedent to all Credit Extensions.  Bank’s obligations to make each Credit Extension, including the initial Credit Extension, is subject to the following:

 

(a)                                  timely receipt of any Payment/Advance Form; and

 

(b)                                 the representations and warranties in Article 5 shall be true in all material respects on the date of the Payment/Advance Form and on the effective date of each Credit Extension except that any representation or warranty made as of a specified earlier date shall be true in all material respects as of such earlier date and no Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, or result from the Credit Extension. Each Credit Extension is Borrower’s representation and warranty on that date that the representations and warranties in Article 5 remain true in all material respects unless such representation or warranty relates solely to an earlier date.

 

4                                         CREATION OF SECURITY INTEREST

 

4.1                               Grant of Security Interest.  Borrower hereby grants Bank, to secure the payment and performance in full of all of the Obligations and the performance of each of Borrower’s duties under the Loan Documents, a continuing security interest in, and pledges and assigns to Bank, the Collateral, wherever located, whether now owned or hereafter acquired or arising, and all proceeds and products thereof.  Subject to Section 5.2, Borrower warrants and represents that the security interest granted herein shall be a first priority security interest in the Collateral.

 

Except as noted on the Perfection Certificate, Borrower is not a party to, nor is bound by, any material license (other than over the counter software that is commercially available to the public) or other material agreement with respect to which Borrower is the licensee that prohibits or otherwise restricts Borrower from granting a security interest in Borrower’s interest in such license or agreement or any other property.  Borrower shall provide written notice to Bank within ten (10) days of entering or becoming bound by, any such license or agreement which is reasonably likely to have a material impact on Borrower’s business or financial condition.  Borrower shall take such steps as Bank reasonably requests to obtain the consent of, authorization by or waiver by, any person whose consent or waiver is necessary for all such licenses or contract rights to be deemed “Collateral” and for Bank to have a security interest in it that might otherwise be restricted or prohibited by law or by the terms of any such license or agreement, whether now existing or entered into in the future.

 

If Borrower shall, at any time, acquire a commercial tort claim, Borrower shall promptly notify Bank in a writing signed by Borrower of the brief details thereof and grant to Bank in such writing a security interest therein and in the proceeds thereof, all upon the terms of this Agreement, with such writing to be in form and substance satisfactory to Bank.

 

4.2                               Termination by Borrower.

 

Borrower may terminate this Agreement by sending written notice to Bank and paying in full all Obligations.  If this Agreement is terminated, Bank’s lien and security interest in the Collateral shall continue until Borrower fully satisfies the Obligations. Upon the satisfaction in full of all Obligations and the termination of the Bank’s obligation to make any Credit Extensions hereunder, this Agreement and the security interest granted herein shall terminate and all rights to the Collateral shall revert to Borrower.  Upon such termination Bank will execute

 

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and deliver to Borrower any documents or instruments as Borrower shall reasonably request to evidence such termination.

 

4.3                               Authorization to File Financing Statements.  Borrower hereby authorizes Bank to file UCC financing statements, without notice to Borrower, with all appropriate jurisdictions in order to perfect or protect Bank’s interest or rights hereunder, including a notice that any disposition of the Collateral, by either Borrower or any other Person, shall be deemed to violate the rights of Bank under the Code.

 

5                                         REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES

 

Borrower represents and warrants to Bank as follows:

 

5.1                               Due Organization and Authorization.  Borrower, and each Subsidiary, is duly existing and in good standing in its state of formation and qualified and licensed to do business in, and in good standing in, any state in which the conduct of its business or its ownership of property requires that it be qualified except where the failure to do so could not reasonably be expected to cause a Material Adverse Change.  In connection with this Agreement, Borrower delivered to Bank a perfection certificate signed by Borrower (the “Perfection Certificate”).  Borrower represents and warrants to Bank that: (a) Borrower’s exact legal name is that indicated on the Perfection Certificate and on the signature page hereof; and (b) Borrower is an organization of the type, and is organized in the jurisdiction, set forth in the Perfection Certificate; and (c) the Perfection Certificate accurately sets forth Borrower’s organizational identification number or accurately states that Borrower has none; and (d) the Perfection Certificate accurately sets forth Borrower’s place of business, or, if more than one, its chief executive office as well as Borrower’s mailing address if different, and (e) as of the date hereof, all other information set forth on the Perfection Certificate pertaining to Borrower is accurate and complete in all material respects.  If Borrower does not now have an organizational identification number, but later obtains one, Borrower shall forthwith notify Bank of such organizational identification number.

 

The execution, delivery and performance of the Loan Documents have been duly authorized, and do not conflict with Borrower’s organizational documents, nor shall they constitute an event of default under any material agreement (as such may be amended from time to time) by which Borrower is bound.  Borrower is not in default under any agreement to which or by which it is bound in which the default could reasonably be expected to cause a Material Adverse Change.

 

5.2                               Collateral.  Borrower has good title to the Collateral, free of Liens except Permitted Liens.  Borrower has no deposit account, other than the deposit accounts with Bank and deposit accounts described in the Perfection Certificate delivered to Bank in connection herewith.  The Collateral is not in the possession of any third party bailee (such as a warehouse), unless Borrower has complied with the provisions of this Section 5.2 with respect thereto.  Except as hereafter disclosed to Bank in writing by Borrower, none of the components of the Collateral shall be maintained at locations other than as provided in the Perfection Certificate.  In the event that Borrower, after the date hereof, intends to store or otherwise deliver any portion of the Collateral to a bailee, then Borrower will first receive the written consent of Bank and such bailee must acknowledge in writing that the bailee is holding such Collateral for the benefit of Bank. All Inventory is in all material respects of good and marketable quality, free from material defects.  Borrower is the sole owner of the Intellectual Property, except for non-exclusive licenses granted to its customers in the ordinary course of business.  Each Patent is valid and enforceable and no part of the Intellectual Property has been judged invalid or unenforceable, in whole or in part, and no claim has been made that any part of the Intellectual Property violates the rights of any third party {except to the extent such claim could not reasonably be expected to cause a Material Adverse Change.

 

5.3                               Litigation.  Except as shown in the Perfection Certificate, as of the date hereof, there are no actions or proceedings pending or, to the knowledge of Borrower’s Responsible Officers or legal counsel, threatened by or against Borrower or any Subsidiary in which an adverse decision could reasonably be expected to cause a Material Adverse Change.

 

5.4                               No Material Deterioration in Financial Statements.  All consolidated financial statements for Borrower and any Subsidiary delivered to Bank fairly present in all material respects Borrower’s consolidated financial condition and Borrower’s consolidated results of operations as of the dates and for the periods specified.

 

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There has not been any material deterioration in Borrower’s consolidated financial condition since the date of the most recent financial statements submitted to Bank.

 

5.5                               Solvency.  The fair salable value of Borrower’s assets (including goodwill minus disposition costs) exceeds the fair value of its liabilities; and Borrower is able to pay its debts (including trade debts) as they mature.

 

5.6                               Regulatory Compliance.  Borrower is not an “investment company” or a company “controlled” by an “investment company” under the Investment Company Act of 1940.  Borrower is not engaged as one of its important activities in extending credit for margin stock (under Regulations X, T and U of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors).  Borrower has complied in all material respects with the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act.  Borrower has not violated any laws, ordinances or rules, the violation of which could reasonably be expected to cause a Material Adverse Change.  None of Borrower’s or any Subsidiary’s properties or assets has been used by Borrower or any Subsidiary or, to the best of Borrower’s knowledge, by previous Persons, in disposing, producing, storing, treating, or transporting any hazardous substance other than in compliance with applicable law.  Borrower and each Subsidiary has timely filed all required material tax returns and paid, or made adequate provision to pay, all material taxes, except those being contested in good faith with adequate reserves under GAAP or for which extensions have been properly requested.  Borrower and each Subsidiary has obtained all consents, approvals and authorizations of, made all declarations or filings with or obtained extensions for filing, and given all notices to, all government authorities that are necessary to continue its business as currently conducted except where the failure to obtain or make such consents, declarations, notices or filings would not reasonably be expected to cause a Material Adverse Change.

 

5.7                               Subsidiaries; Investments.  Borrower does not own any stock, partnership interest or other equity securities except for Permitted Investments.

 

5.8                               Full Disclosure.  No written representation, warranty or other statement of Borrower in any certificate or written statement given to Bank as of the date such representations, warranties or other statements were made contains any untrue statement of a material fact or omits to state a material fact necessary to make the statements contained in the certificates or statements not misleading (when taken as a whole, it being recognized by Bank that the projections and forecasts provided by Borrower in good faith and based upon reasonable assumptions are not to be viewed as facts and that actual results during the period or periods covered by such projections and forecasts may differ from the projected or forecasted results).

 

6                                         AFFIRMATIVE COVENANTS

 

Borrower shall do all of the following:

 

6.1                               Government Compliance.  Borrower shall maintain its, and all Subsidiaries’, legal existence and good standing in their respective jurisdictions of formation and maintain qualification in each jurisdiction in which the failure to so qualify would reasonably be expected to have a material adverse effect on Borrower’s business or operations.  Borrower shall comply, and have each Subsidiary comply, in all material respects, with all laws, ordinances and regulations to which it is subject, noncompliance with which could have a material adverse effect on Borrower’s business or operations or would reasonably be expected to cause a Material Adverse Change.

 

6.2                               Financial Statements, Reports, Certificates.

 

(a)                                  Borrower shall deliver to Bank:  (i) as soon as available, but no later than thirty (30) days after the last day of each month, a company prepared consolidated balance sheet and income statement covering Borrower’s consolidated operations during the period certified by a Responsible Officer and in a form acceptable to Bank; (ii) within five (5) days of filing, Borrower shall provide Bank copies of or electronic notice of links to all statements, reports and notices made available to Borrower’s security holders or to any holders of Subordinated Debt and all reports on Form 10-K, and 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission; (iv) a prompt report of any legal actions pending or threatened against Borrower or any Subsidiary that could result in damages or costs to Borrower or any Subsidiary of One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00) or more; (v) prompt notice of any material change in the composition of the Intellectual Property, or the registration of any Copyright (in accordance with Section 6.7), including any subsequent ownership right of Borrower in or to any Copyright, Patent

 

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or Trademark not shown in any intellectual property security agreement between Borrower and Bank or knowledge of an event that materially adversely affects the value of the Intellectual Property; and (vi) other financial information reasonably requested by Bank.

 

6.3                               Intentionally Deleted.

 

6.4                               Taxes.  Borrower shall make, and cause each Subsidiary to make, timely payment or timely request for extension of payment of all material federal, state, and local taxes or assessments (other than taxes and assessments which Borrower is contesting in good faith, with adequate reserves maintained in accordance with GAAP or for which an extension of deadline has been properly requested) and will deliver to Bank, on demand, appropriate certificates attesting to such payments.

 

6.5                               Insurance.  Borrower shall keep its business and the Collateral insured for risks and in amounts,   and as are reasonable and customary for similarly situated companies.  Insurance policies shall be in a form, with companies, and in amounts that are satisfactory to Bank in its reasonable discretion.  All property policies shall have a lender’s loss payable endorsement showing Bank as an additional loss payee and all liability policies shall show Bank as an additional insured and all policies shall provide that the insurer must give Bank at least twenty (20) days notice before canceling its policy.  At Bank’s request, Borrower shall deliver certified copies of policies and evidence of all premium payments. Proceeds payable under any policy shall, at Bank’s option, be payable to Bank on account of the Obligations. Notwithstanding the foregoing, so long as no Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, Borrower shall have the option of applying the proceeds of any casualty policy up to One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00), in the aggregate, toward the replacement or repair of destroyed or damaged property; provided that (i) any such replaced or repaired property (a) shall be of equal or like value as the replaced or repaired Collateral and (b) shall be deemed Collateral in which Bank has been granted a first priority security interest and (ii) after the occurrence and during the continuation of an Event of Default all proceeds payable under such casualty policy shall, at the option of Bank, be payable to Bank on account of the Obligations.  If Borrower fails to obtain insurance as required under Section 6.5 or to pay any amount or furnish any required proof of payment to third persons and Bank, Bank may make all or part of such payment or obtain such insurance policies required in Section 6.5, and take any action under the policies Bank deems prudent.

 

6.6                               Accounts.

 

(a)                                  In order to permit Bank to monitor Borrower’s financial performance and condition, Borrower shall maintain an operating account with Bank as of the Closing Date, and shall maintain its primary operating accounts with Bank on or prior to sixty (60) days of the Closing Date.

 

(b)                                 Borrower shall identify to Bank, in writing, any bank or securities account opened by Borrower with any institution other than Bank.  In addition, for each such account that Borrower at any time opens or maintains, Borrower shall, at Bank’s request and option, pursuant to an agreement in form and substance acceptable to Bank, cause the depository bank or securities intermediary to agree that such account is the collateral of Bank, and enter into a “control agreement” pursuant to the terms hereunder.  The provisions of the previous sentence shall not apply to deposit accounts exclusively used for payroll, payroll taxes and other employee wage and benefit payments to or for the benefit of Borrower’s employees.

 

6.7                               Registration of Intellectual Property RightsBorrower shall not register any Copyrights or Mask Works in the United States Copyright Office unless it: (i) has given at least fifteen (15) days’ prior written notice to Bank of its intent to register such Copyrights or Mask Works and has provided Bank with a copy of the application it intends to file with the United States Copyright Office (excluding exhibits thereto); (ii) executes a security agreement/IP Agreement or such other documents as Bank may reasonably request in order to maintain the perfection and priority of Bank’s security interest in the Copyrights proposed to be registered with the United States Copyright Office; and (iii) records such security agreement/ IP Agreement with the United States Copyright Office contemporaneously with filing the Copyright application(s) with the United States Copyright Office.  Borrower shall promptly provide to Bank a copy of the Copyright application(s) filed with the United States Copyright Office, together with evidence of the recording of the security documents [IP Agreement] necessary for Bank to maintain the perfection and priority of its security interest in such Copyrights or Mask Works.  Borrower shall provide written notice to Bank of any application filed by Borrower in the United States Patent Trademark Office for a patent or to register a trademark or service mark within 30 days of any such filing.

 

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Borrower shall:  (i) protect, defend and maintain the validity and enforceability of the Intellectual Property; (ii) promptly advise Bank in writing of material infringements of the Intellectual Property; and (iii) not allow any Intellectual Property material to Borrower’s business to be abandoned, forfeited or dedicated to the public without Bank’s written consent.

 

6.8                               Further Assurances.  Borrower shall execute any further instruments and take further action as Bank reasonably requests to perfect or continue Bank’s security interest in the Collateral or to effect the purposes of this Agreement.

 

7                                         NEGATIVE COVENANTS

 

Borrower shall not do any of the following without Bank’s prior written consent:

 

7.1                               Dispositions.  Convey, sell, lease, transfer, assign or otherwise dispose of (collectively a “Transfer”), or permit any of its Subsidiaries to Transfer, all or any part of its business or property, including the Intellectual Property, except for Transfers of (a) Inventory in the ordinary course of business; (b) non-exclusive licenses and similar arrangements for the use of the property of Borrower or its Subsidiaries in the ordinary course of business; or (c) worn-out or obsolete Equipment.  Borrower shall not enter into an agreement with any Person other than Bank which restricts the subsequent granting of a security interest in the Intellectual Property.

 

7.2                               Changes in Business, Ownership, Management or Business Locations.  Engage in or permit any of its Subsidiaries to engage in any business other than the businesses currently engaged in by Borrower or reasonably related thereto, or have a material change in its ownership (other than by the sale of Borrower’s equity securities in a public offering) or management.  Borrower shall not, without at least thirty (30) days prior written notice to Bank: (a) relocate its chief executive office, or add any new offices or business locations, including warehouses (unless such new offices or business locations contain less than Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) in Borrower’s assets or property), or (b) change its jurisdiction of organization, or (c) change its organizational structure or type, or (d) change its legal name, or (e) change any organizational number (if any) assigned by its jurisdiction of organization.

 

7.3                               Mergers or Acquisitions.  Merge or consolidate, or permit any of its Subsidiaries to merge or consolidate, with any other Person, or acquire, or permit any of its Subsidiaries to acquire, all or substantially all of the capital stock or property of another Person.   A Subsidiary may merge or consolidate into another Subsidiary or into Borrower.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, Borrower may merge with or be acquired by a New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) or Nasdaq National Market (“Nasdaq”) listed company (or wholly-owned direct or indirect subsidiary of same) in a transaction in which the consideration consists of cash or securities listed on the NYSE or Nasdaq and in which the acquiring company causes all Obligations to be paid contemporaneously with the closing of such transaction.

 

7.4                               Indebtedness.  Create, incur, assume, or be liable for any Indebtedness, or permit any Subsidiary to do so, other than Permitted Indebtedness.

 

7.5                               Encumbrance.  Create, incur, or allow any Lien on any of its property, including the Intellectual Property, or assign or convey any right to receive income, including the sale of any Accounts, or permit any of its Subsidiaries to do so, except for Permitted Liens, or permit any Collateral not to be subject to the first priority security interest granted herein.  The Collateral may also be subject to Permitted Liens.

 

7.6                               Distributions; Investments.  (a) Directly or indirectly acquire or own any Person, or make any Investment in any Person, other than Permitted Investments, or permit any of its Subsidiaries to do so; or (b) pay any dividends or make any distribution or payment or redeem, retire or purchase any capital stock other than Permitted Distributions.

 

7.7                               Transactions with Affiliates.  Directly or indirectly enter into or permit to exist any material transaction with any Affiliate of Borrower, except for Permitted Affiliate Transactions.

 

7.8                               Subordinated Debt.  Make or permit any payment on any Subordinated Debt, except under the terms of the Subordinated Debt, or amend any provision in any document relating to the Subordinated Debt

 

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7.9                               Compliance.  (a) Become an “investment company” or a company controlled by an “investment company”, under the Investment Company Act of 1940 or undertake as one of its important activities extending credit to purchase or carry margin stock, or use the proceeds of any Credit Extension for that purpose; (b) fail to meet the minimum funding requirements of ERISA, or permit a Reportable Event or Prohibited Transaction, as defined in ERISA, to occur; or (c) fail to comply with the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act or violate any other law or regulation, if the violation could reasonably be expected to have a material adverse effect on Borrower’s business or operations or would reasonably be expected to cause a Material Adverse Change, or permit any of its Subsidiaries to do so.

 

8                                         EVENTS OF DEFAULT

 

Any one of the following shall constitute an event of default hereunder (an “Event of Default”):

 

8.1                               Payment Default.  Borrower fails to pay any of the Obligations within three (3) days after their due date. During such three (3) day period the failure to cure the default shall not constitute an Event of Default (but no Credit Extension shall be made during such cure period).

 

8.2                               Covenant Default.  (a)  Borrower fails or neglects to perform any obligation in Section 6.2, 6.6 or violates any covenant in Article 7;  or (b)  Borrower fails or neglects to perform, keep, or observe any other material term, provision, condition, covenant or agreement contained in this Agreement, any of the Loan Documents, and as to any default under such other material term, provision, condition, covenant or agreement that can be cured, has failed to cure the default within ten (10) days after the occurrence thereof; provided, however, that if the default cannot by its nature be cured within the ten (10) day period or cannot after diligent attempts by Borrower be cured within such ten (10) day period, and such default is likely to be cured within a reasonable time, then Borrower shall have an additional period (which shall not in any case exceed thirty (30) days) to attempt to cure such default, and within such reasonable time period the failure to have cured such default shall not be deemed an Event of Default (provided that no Credit Extensions shall be made during such cure period).  Grace periods provided under this Section shall not apply, among other things, to financial covenants or any other covenants that are required to be satisfied, completed or tested by a date certain.

 

8.3                               Material Adverse Change.  A Material Adverse Change occurs.

 

8.4                               Attachment.  (a) Any material portion of Borrower’s assets is attached, seized, levied on, or comes into possession of a trustee or receiver and the attachment, seizure or levy is not removed in ten (10) days; (b) the service of process upon Borrower seeking to attach, by trustee or similar process, any funds of Borrower on deposit with Bank, or any entity under control of Bank (including a subsidiary); (c) Borrower is enjoined, restrained, or prevented by court order from conducting a material part of its business; (d) a judgment or other claim becomes a Lien on a material portion of Borrower’s assets; or (e) a notice of lien, levy, or assessment is filed against any of Borrower’s assets by any government agency and not paid or released within ten (10) days after Borrower receives notice.  These are not Events of Default if stayed or if a bond is posted pending contest by Borrower (but no Credit Extensions shall be made during the cure period).

 

8.5                               Insolvency.  (a) Borrower is unable to pay its debts (including trade debts) as they become due or otherwise becomes insolvent; (b) Borrower begins an Insolvency Proceeding; or (c) an Insolvency Proceeding is begun against Borrower and not dismissed or stayed within forty-five (45) days (but no Credit Extensions shall be made before any Insolvency Proceeding is dismissed).

 

8.6                               Other Agreements.  If there is a default in any agreement for borrowed money to which Borrower is a party with a third party or parties resulting in a right by such third party or parties, whether or not exercised, to accelerate the maturity of any Indebtedness in an amount in excess of One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00) or that could result in a Material Adverse Change.

 

8.7                               Judgments.  If a judgment or judgments not covered by insurance for the payment of money in an amount, individually or in the aggregate, of at least One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00) shall be rendered against Borrower and shall remain unsatisfied and unstayed for a period of ten (10) days (provided that no Credit Extensions will be made prior to the satisfaction or stay of such judgment).

 

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8.8                               Misrepresentations.  If Borrower or any Person acting for Borrower makes any material misrepresentation or material misstatement now or later in any warranty or representation in this Agreement or in any writing delivered to Bank or to induce Bank to enter this Agreement or any Loan Document.

 

8.9                               Subordinated Debt. A default or breach occurs under any agreement between Borrower and any creditor of Borrower that signed a subordination agreement with Bank, or any creditor that has signed a subordination agreement with Bank breaches any terms of the subordination agreement.

 

9                                         BANK’S RIGHTS AND REMEDIES

 

9.1                               Rights and Remedies.  When an Event of Default occurs and continues, Bank may, without notice or demand, do any or all of the following:

 

(a)                                  Declare all Obligations immediately due and payable (but if an Event of Default described in Section 8.5 occurs all Obligations are immediately due and payable without any action by Bank);

 

(b)                                 Stop advancing money or extending credit for Borrower’s benefit under this Agreement or under any other agreement between Borrower and Bank;

 

(c)                                  Settle or adjust disputes and claims directly with account debtors for amounts, on terms and in any order that Bank considers advisable and notify any Person owing Borrower money of Bank’s security interest in such funds and verify and/or collect the amounts owed by such account debtors.  After the occurrence of an Event of Default, any amounts received by Borrower shall be held in trust by Borrower for Bank, and, if requested by Bank, Borrower shall immediately deliver such receipts to Bank in the form received from the account debtor, with proper endorsements for deposit;

 

(d)                                 Make any payments and do any acts it considers necessary or reasonable to protect its security interest in the Collateral.  Borrower shall assemble the Collateral if Bank requests and make it available as Bank designates.  Bank may enter premises where the Collateral is located, take and maintain possession of any part of the Collateral, and pay, purchase, contest, or compromise any Lien which appears to be prior or superior to its security interest and pay all expenses incurred. Borrower grants Bank a license to enter and occupy any of its premises, without charge, to exercise any of Bank’s rights or remedies;

 

(e)                                  Apply to the Obligations any (i) balances and deposits of Borrower it holds, or (ii) any amount held by Bank owing to or for the credit or the account of Borrower;

 

(f)                                    Ship, reclaim, recover, store, finish, maintain, repair, prepare for sale, advertise for sale, and sell the Collateral.  Bank is hereby granted a non-exclusive, royalty-free license or other right to use, without charge, Borrower’s labels, Patents, Copyrights, Mask Works, rights of use of any name, trade secrets, trade names, Trademarks, service marks, and advertising matter, or any similar property as it pertains to the Collateral, in completing production of, advertising for sale, and selling any Collateral and, in connection with Bank’s exercise of its rights under this Section, Borrower’s rights under all licenses and all franchise agreements inure to Bank’s benefit;

 

(g)                                 Place a “hold” on any account maintained with Bank and/or deliver a notice of exclusive control, any entitlement order, or other directions or instructions pursuant to any control agreement or similar agreements providing control of any Collateral; and

 

(h)                                 Exercise all rights and remedies and dispose of the Collateral according to the Code.

 

9.2                               Power of Attorney.  Borrower hereby irrevocably appoints Bank as its lawful attorney-in-fact, to be effective upon the occurrence and during the continuance of an Event of Default, to:  (a) endorse Borrower’s name on any checks or other forms of payment or security; (b) sign Borrower’s name on any invoice or bill of lading for any Account or drafts against account debtors; (c) settle and adjust disputes and claims about the Accounts directly with account debtors, for amounts and on terms Bank determines reasonable; (d) make, settle, and adjust all claims under Borrower’s insurance policies; and (e) transfer the Collateral into the name of Bank or a third party as

 

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the Code permits.  Borrower hereby appoints Bank as its lawful attorney-in-fact to sign Borrower’s name on any documents necessary to perfect or continue the perfection of any security interest regardless of whether an Event of Default has occurred until all Obligations have been satisfied in full and Bank is under no further obligation to make Credit Extensions hereunder.  Bank’s foregoing appointment as Borrower’s attorney in fact, and all of Bank’s rights and powers, coupled with an interest, are irrevocable until all Obligations have been fully repaid and performed and Bank’s obligation to provide Credit Extensions terminates.

 

9.3                               Bank Expenses.  Any amounts paid by Bank as provided herein shall constitute Bank Expenses and are immediately due and payable, and shall bear interest at the then applicable rate hereunder and be secured by the Collateral.  No payments by Bank shall be deemed an agreement to make similar payments in the future or Bank’s waiver of any Event of Default.

 

9.4                               Bank’s Liability for Collateral.  So long as Bank complies with reasonable banking practices regarding the safekeeping of Collateral and Section 9-207 of the Code, Bank shall not be liable or responsible for: (a) the safekeeping of the Collateral; (b) any loss or damage to the Collateral; (c) any diminution in the value of the Collateral; or (d) any act or default of any carrier, warehouseman, bailee, or other Person.  Borrower bears all risk of loss, damage or destruction of the Collateral.

 

9.5                               Remedies Cumulative.  Bank’s rights and remedies under this Agreement, the Loan Documents, and all other agreements are cumulative.  Bank has all rights and remedies provided under the Code, by law, or in equity. Bank’s exercise of one right or remedy is not an election, and Bank’s waiver of any Event of Default is not a continuing waiver. Bank’s delay is not a waiver, election, or acquiescence. No waiver hereunder shall be effective unless signed by Bank and then is only effective for the specific instance and purpose for which it was given.

 

9.6                               Demand Waiver.  Borrower waives demand, notice of default or dishonor, notice of payment and nonpayment, notice of any default, nonpayment at maturity, release, compromise, settlement, extension, or renewal of accounts, documents, instruments, chattel paper, and guarantees held by Bank on which Borrower is liable.

 

10                                  NOTICES

 

All notices or demands by any party to this Agreement or any related agreement must be in writing and be personally delivered or sent by an overnight delivery service, by certified mail, postage prepaid, return receipt requested, or by facsimile at the addresses listed below.  Either Bank or Borrower may change its notice address by giving the other party written notice.

 

If to Borrower:

 

Physiometrix, Inc.

 

 

5 Billerica Park, 101 Billerica Avenue

 

 

North Billerica, Massachusetts 01862

 

 

Attn: Mr. Daniel Muehl, Chief Financial Officer

 

 

FAX: (978)                         

 

 

 

If to Bank:

 

Silicon Valley Bank

 

 

One Newton Executive Park, Suite 200

 

 

2221 Washington Street

 

 

Newton, Massachusetts 02462

 

 

Attn: Mr. Michael Hanewich

 

 

Fax: (617) 969-4395

 

 

 

with a copy to:

 

Riemer & Braunstein LLP

 

 

Three Center Plaza

 

 

Boston, Massachusetts 02108

 

 

Attn: David A. Ephraim, Esquire

 

 

FAX: (617) 880-3456

 

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11                                  CHOICE OF LAW, VENUE AND JURY TRIAL WAIVER

 

Massachusetts law governs the Loan Documents without regard to principles of conflicts of law.  Borrower and Bank each submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the State and Federal courts in Massachusetts; provided, however, that if for any reason Bank cannot avail itself of such courts in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Borrower accepts jurisdiction of the courts and venue in Santa Clara County, California.  NOTWITHSTANDING THE FOREGOING, BANK SHALL HAVE THE RIGHT TO BRING ANY ACTION OR PROCEEDING AGAINST BORROWER OR ITS PROPERTY IN THE COURTS OF ANY OTHER JURISDICTION WHICH BANK REASONABLY DEEMS NECESSARY OR APPROPRIATE IN ORDER TO REALIZE ON THE COLLATERAL OR TO OTHERWISE ENFORCE BANK’S RIGHTS AGAINST BORROWER OR ITS PROPERTY.

 

BORROWER AND BANK EACH WAIVE THEIR RIGHT TO A JURY TRIAL OF ANY CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR BASED UPON THIS AGREEMENT, THE LOAN DOCUMENTS OR ANY CONTEMPLATED TRANSACTION, INCLUDING CONTRACT, TORT, BREACH OF DUTY AND ALL OTHER CLAIMS. THIS WAIVER IS A MATERIAL INDUCEMENT FOR BOTH PARTIES TO ENTER INTO THIS AGREEMENT.  EACH PARTY HAS REVIEWED THIS WAIVER WITH ITS COUNSEL.

 

12                                  GENERAL PROVISIONS

 

12.1                        Successors and Assigns.  This Agreement binds and is for the benefit of the successors and permitted assigns of each party.  Borrower may not assign this Agreement or any rights or Obligations under it without Bank’s prior written consent which may be granted or withheld in Bank’s discretion.  Bank has the right, without the consent of or notice to Borrower, to sell, transfer, assign, negotiate, or grant participation in all or any part of, or any interest in, Bank’s obligations, rights and benefits under this Agreement, the Loan Documents or any related agreement.

 

12.2                        Indemnification.  Borrower hereby indemnifies, defends and holds Bank and its directors, officers, employees and agents harmless against:  (a) all obligations, demands, claims, and liabilities asserted by any other party or Person in connection with the transactions contemplated by the Loan Documents; and (b) all losses or Bank Expenses incurred, or paid by Bank from, following, or consequential to transactions between Bank and Borrower (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses), except for losses caused by Bank’s gross negligence or willful misconduct.

 

12.3                        Right of Set Off.   Borrower hereby grants to Bank, a lien, security interest and right of set off as security for all Obligations to Bank, whether now existing or hereafter arising upon and against all deposits, credits, collateral and property, now or hereafter in the possession, custody, safekeeping or control of Bank or any entity under the control of Bank (including a Bank subsidiary) or in transit to any of them.  At any time after the occurrence and during the continuance of an Event of Default, without demand or notice, Bank may set off the same or any part thereof and apply the same to any liability or obligation of Borrower even though unmatured and regardless of the adequacy of any other collateral securing the Obligations.  ANY AND ALL RIGHTS TO REQUIRE BANK TO EXERCISE ITS RIGHTS OR REMEDIES WITH RESPECT TO ANY OTHER COLLATERAL WHICH SECURES THE OBLIGATIONS, PRIOR TO EXERCISING ITS RIGHT OF SETOFF WITH RESPECT TO SUCH DEPOSITS, CREDITS OR OTHER PROPERTY OF BORROWER ARE HEREBY KNOWINGLY, VOLUNTARILY AND IRREVOCABLY WAIVED.

 

12.4                        Time of Essence.  Time is of the essence for the performance of all Obligations in this Agreement.

 

12.5                        Severability of Provision.  Each provision of this Agreement is severable from every other provision in determining the enforceability of any provision.

 

12.6                        Amendments in Writing; Integration.  All amendments to this Agreement must be in writing signed by both Bank and Borrower.  This Agreement and the Loan Documents represent the entire agreement about this subject matter, and supersede prior negotiations or agreements.  All prior agreements, understandings, representations, warranties, and negotiations between the parties about the subject matter of this Agreement and the Loan Documents merge into this Agreement and the Loan Documents.

 

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12.7                        Counterparts.  This Agreement may be executed in any number of counterparts and by different parties on separate counterparts, each of which, when executed and delivered, are an original, and all taken together, constitute one Agreement.

 

12.8                        Survival.  All covenants, representations and warranties made in this Agreement continue in full force until this Agreement has terminated pursuant to its terms, and all Obligations have been satisfied..  The obligation of Borrower in Section 12.2 to indemnify Bank shall survive until the statute of limitations with respect to such claim or cause of action shall have run.

 

12.9                        Confidentiality.  In handling any confidential information, Bank shall exercise the same degree of care that it exercises for its own proprietary information, but disclosure of information may be made: (a) to Bank’s subsidiaries or affiliates in connection with their business with Borrower; (b) to prospective transferees or purchasers of any interest in the Credit Extensions (provided, however, Bank shall use commercially reasonable efforts in obtaining such prospective transferee’s or purchaser’s agreement to the terms of this provision); (c) as required by law, regulation, subpoena, or other order, (d) as required in connection with Bank’s examination or audit; and (e) as Bank considers appropriate in exercising remedies under this Agreement.  Confidential information does not include information that either: (i) is in the public domain or in Bank’s possession when disclosed to Bank, or becomes part of the public domain after disclosure to Bank; or (ii) is disclosed to Bank by a third party, if Bank does not know that the third party is prohibited from disclosing the information.

 

13                                  DEFINITIONS

 

13.1                        Definitions.  In this Agreement:

 

Accounts” are all existing and later arising accounts, contract rights, and other obligations owed Borrower in connection with its sale or lease of goods (including licensing software and other technology) or provision of services, all credit insurance, guaranties, other security and all merchandise returned or reclaimed by Borrower and Borrower’s Books relating to any of the foregoing, as such definition may be amended from time to time according to the Code.

 

Advance” or “Advances” is a loan advance (or advances) under the Revolving Line.

 

Affiliate” is a Person that owns or controls directly or indirectly the Person, any Person that controls or is controlled by or is under common control with the Person, and each of that Person’s senior executive officers, directors, partners and, for any Person that is a limited liability company, that Person’s managers and members.

 

Bank Expenses” are all audit fees and expenses and reasonable costs or expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses) for preparing, negotiating, administering, defending and enforcing the Loan Documents (including appeals or Insolvency Proceedings).

 

Borrower’s Books” are all Borrower’s books and records including ledgers, records regarding Borrower’s assets or liabilities, the Collateral, business operations or financial condition and all computer programs or storage or any equipment containing the information.

 

 “Business Day” is any day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or a day on which Bank is closed.

 

 “Closing Date” is the date of this Agreement.

 

Code” is the Uniform Commercial Code as adopted in Massachusetts, as amended and as may be amended and in effect from time to time.

 

 “Collateral” is any and all properties, rights and assets of Borrower granted by Borrower to Bank or arising under the Code, now, or in the future, in which Borrower obtains an interest, or the power to transfer rights, in the property described on Exhibit A.

 

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Contingent Obligation” is, for any Person, any direct or indirect liability, contingent or not, of that Person for (a) any indebtedness, lease, dividend, letter of credit or other obligation of another such as an obligation directly or indirectly guaranteed, endorsed, co-made, discounted or sold with recourse by that Person, or for which that Person is directly or indirectly liable; (b) any obligations for undrawn letters of credit for the account of that Person; and (c) all obligations from any interest rate, currency or commodity swap agreement, interest rate cap or collar agreement, or other agreement or arrangement designated to protect a Person against fluctuation in interest rates, currency exchange rates or commodity prices;  but “Contingent Obligation” does not include endorsements in the ordinary course of business.  The amount of a Contingent Obligation is the stated or determined amount of the primary obligation for which the Contingent Obligation is made or, if not determinable, the maximum reasonably anticipated liability for it determined by the Person in good faith; but the amount may not exceed the maximum of the obligations under any guarantee or other support arrangement.

 

Copyrights” are all copyright rights, applications or registrations and like protections in each work or authorship or derivative work, whether published or not (whether or not it is a trade secret) now or later existing, created, acquired or held.

 

Credit Extension” is each Advance or any other extension of credit by Bank for Borrower’s benefit.

 

 “Equipment” is all present and future machinery, equipment, tenant improvements, furniture, fixtures, vehicles, tools, parts and attachments in which Borrower has any interest.

 

 “ERISA” is the Employment Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, and its regulations.

 

Event of Default” is defined in Article 8.

 

GAAP” is generally accepted accounting principles in the United States.

 

 “Indebtedness” is (a) indebtedness for borrowed money or the deferred price of property or services, such as reimbursement and other obligations for surety bonds and letters of credit, (b) obligations evidenced by notes, bonds, debentures or similar instruments, (c) capital lease obligations and (d) Contingent Obligations.

 

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

 

Intellectual Property” is:

 

(a)                                  Copyrights, Trademarks, Patents, and Mask Works including amendments, renewals, extensions and all licenses or other rights to use and all license fees and royalties from the use;

 

(b)                                 Any trade secrets and any Intellectual Property rights in computer software and computer software products now or later existing, created, acquired or held;

 

(c)                                  All design rights which may be available to Borrower now or later created, acquired or held;

 

(d)                                 Any claims for damages (past, present or future) for infringement of any of the rights above, with the right, but not the obligation, to sue and collect damages for use or infringement of the intellectual property rights above.

 

All proceeds and products of the foregoing, including all insurance, indemnity or warranty payments.

 

Inventory” is present and future inventory in which Borrower has any interest, including merchandise, raw materials, parts, supplies, packing and shipping materials, work in process and finished products intended for sale or lease or to be furnished under a contract of service, of every kind and description now or later owned by or in

 

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the custody or possession, actual or constructive, of Borrower, including inventory temporarily out of its custody or possession or in transit and including returns on any accounts or other proceeds (including insurance proceeds) from the sale or disposition of any of the foregoing and any documents of title.

 

Investment” is any beneficial ownership of (including stock, partnership interest or other securities) any Person, or any loan, advance or capital contribution to any Person.

 

IP Agreement” is a certain Intellectual Property Security Agreement executed and delivered by Borrower to Bank dated as of the Closing Date.

 

 “Lien” is a mortgage, lien, deed of trust, charge, pledge, security interest or other encumbrance.

 

Loan Documents” are, collectively, this Agreement, any guaranties executed by any Guarantor, and any other present or future agreement between Borrower and/or for the benefit of Bank in connection with this Agreement, all as amended, extended or restated.

 

Mask Works” are all mask works or similar rights available for the protection of semiconductor chips, now owned or later acquired.

 

Material Adverse Change is: (a) a material impairment in the perfection or priority of Bank’s security interest in the Collateral or in the value of such Collateral; (b) a material adverse change in the business, operations, or condition (financial or otherwise) of Borrower; or (c) a material impairment of the prospect of repayment of any portion of the Obligations.

 

Obligations” are all liabilities, obligations, covenants, agreements, debts, principal, interest, Bank Expenses and other amounts Borrower owes Bank now or later, including letters of credit, cash management services, and foreign exchange contracts, if any, and including interest accruing after Insolvency Proceedings begin and debts, liabilities, or obligations of Borrower assigned to Bank.

 

“Patents” are patents, patent applications and like protections, including improvements, divisions, continuations, renewals, reissues, extensions and continuations-in-part of the same

 

Payment/Advance Form is in the form of Exhibit B.

 

Perfection Certificate is defined in Section 5.1.

 

“Permitted Affiliate Transactions” are:

 

(a)                                  transactions that are in the ordinary course of Borrower’s business, upon fair and reasonable terms that are no less favorable to Borrower than would be obtained in an arm’s length transaction with a non-affiliated Person;

 

(b)                                 compensation and benefit arrangements (including the granting of options or other equity compensation arrangements) approved by or pursuant to any plan approved by the board of directors of Borrower, and any indemnification arrangements with employees, officers, directors or consultants; and

 

(c)                                  any Permitted Investment.

 

“Permitted Distributions” are:

 

(a)                                  repurchases of stock from employees, consultants or directors of Borrower in an aggregate amount not to exceed One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00) in any fiscal year, provided that no Event of Default has occurred and is continuing or would exist after giving effect to the repurchases;

 

(b)                                 distributions payable solely in capital stock of the Borrower;

 

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(c)                                  the distribution of non-cash rights in connection with any stockholders’ rights plan; and

 

(d)                                 the conversion by Borrower of any of its convertible securities into other securities pursuant to the terms of such convertible securities or otherwise in exchange therefor, and payments in cash for any fractional shares of such convertible securities.

 

Permitted Indebtedness” is:

 

(a)                                  Borrower’s indebtedness to Bank under this Agreement or the Loan Documents;

 

(b)                                 Indebtedness existing on the Closing Date and shown on the Perfection Certificate;

 

(c)                                  Subordinated Debt;

 

(d)                                 Indebtedness to trade creditors incurred in the ordinary course of business;

 

(e)                                  Indebtedness secured by Permitted Liens;

 

(f)                                    Other Indebtedness in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00); and

 

(e)                                  Extensions, refinancings, modifications, amendments and restatements of any items of Permitted Indebtedness (a) through (f) above, provided that the principal amount thereof is not increased or the terms thereof are not modified to impose more burdensome terms upon Borrower or its Subsidiary, as the case may be.

 

Permitted Investments” are:

 

(a)                                  Investments shown on the Perfection Certificate and existing on the Closing Date;

 

(b) (i)  marketable direct obligations issued or unconditionally guaranteed by the United States or its agency or any state maturing within 1 year from its acquisition, (ii) commercial paper maturing no more than 1 year after its creation and having the highest rating from either Standard & Poor’s Corporation or Moody’s Investors Service, Inc., (iii) Bank’s certificates of deposit issued maturing no more than 1 year after issue, (iv) any other investments administered through Bank;

 

(c)                                  Investments consisting of the endorsement of negotiable instruments for deposit or collection or similar transactions in the ordinary course of Borrower;

 

(d)                                 Investments consisting of (i) travel advances and employee relocation loans and other employee loans and advances in the ordinary course of business, and (ii) loans to employees, officers or directors relating to the purchase of equity securities of Borrower or its Subsidiaries pursuant to employee stock purchase plans or agreements approved by Borrower’s Board of Directors;

 

(e)                                  Investments accepted in connection with Transfers permitted by Section 7.1;

 

(f)                                    Investments (including debt obligations) received in connection with the bankruptcy or reorganization of customers or suppliers and in settlement of delinquent obligations of, and other disputes with, customers or suppliers arising in the ordinary course of business;

 

(g)                                 Joint ventures or strategic alliances in the ordinary course of Borrower’s business consisting of the non-exclusive licensing of technology, the development of technology

 

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or the providing of technical support, provided that any cash investments by Borrower do not exceed One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00) in the aggregate in any fiscal year; and

 

(h)                                 Other Investments not otherwise permitted by Section 7.6 not exceeding Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000.00) in the aggregate outstanding at any time.

 

 “Permitted Liens” are:

 

(a)                                  Liens existing on the Closing Date and shown on the Perfection Certificate or arising under this Agreement or other Loan Documents;

 

(b)                                 Liens for taxes, fees, assessments or other government charges or levies, either not delinquent or being contested in good faith and for which Borrower maintains adequate reserves on its Books, if they have no priority over any of Bank’s security interests;

 

(c)                                  Purchase money Liens (i) on Equipment acquired or held by Borrower incurred for financing the acquisition of the Equipment securing no more than One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00) in the aggregate amount outstanding, or (ii) existing on equipment when acquired, if the Lien is confined to the property and improvements and the proceeds of the equipment;

 

(d)                                 Leases or subleases and non-exclusive licenses or sublicenses granted in the ordinary course of Borrower’s business, if the leases, subleases, licenses and sublicenses permit granting Bank a security interest;

 

(e)                                  Liens arising from judgments, decrees or attachments in circumstances not constituting an Event of Default;

 

(f)                                    Liens in favor of other financial institutions arising in connection with Borrower’s deposit accounts or securities accounts held at such institutions, provided that Bank has a perfected security interest in the amounts held in such deposit accounts or securities accounts;

 

(g)                                 Bankers’ liens, rights of setoff and similar Liens incurred on deposits made in the ordinary course of business;

 

(h)                                 Carriers’, warehousemen’s, materialmen’s, mechanics’, repairmen’s, employees’ or other like Liens arising in the ordinary course of business and which are not delinquent for more than 30 days or are being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings;

 

(i)                                     Liens in favor of customs and revenue authorities arising as a matter of law to secure payments of customs duties in connection with the importation of goods;

 

(j)                                     Liens on insurance proceeds in favor of insurance companies granted solely as security for financed premiums;

 

(k)                                  Easements, reservations, restrictions, rights-of-way, minor defects or irregularities in title and other similar charges or encumbrances affecting real property;

 

(l)                                     Deposits or pledges to secure the performance of bids, tenders, contracts, public or statutory obligations, surety, stay, appeal, indemnity, performance or other similar bonds or similar obligations arising in the ordinary course of business;

 

(m)                               Liens to secure payment of workers’ compensation, employment insurance, old age pensions, social security or other like obligations incurred in the ordinary course of business;

 

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(n)                                 Purported Liens evidenced by the filing of precautionary UCC financing statements relating solely to operating leases of personal property; and

 

(o)                                 Liens incurred in the extension, renewal or refinancing of the indebtedness secured by Liens described in (a) through (n), but any extension, renewal or replacement Lien must be limited to the property encumbered by the existing Lien and the principal amount of the indebtedness may not increase.

 

Person” is any individual, sole proprietorship, partnership, limited liability company, joint venture, company, trust, unincorporated organization, association, corporation, institution, public benefit corporation, firm, joint stock company, estate, entity or government agency.

 

 “Prime Rate” is Bank’s most recently announced “prime rate,” even if it is not Bank’s lowest rate.

 

Responsible Officer” is each of the Chief Executive Officer, President, Chief Financial Officer and Controller of Borrower.

 

Revolving Line” is an Advance or Advances of up to One Million Dollars ($1,000,000.00).

 

Revolving Line Availability” is defined in Section 2.1.1(a).

 

Revolving Line Maturity Date” is the earlier to occur of (i) April ___, 2006, and (ii) the consummation of (x) the sale of all or substantially all of the assets of Borrower or (y) an acquisition, whether by merger or otherwise, of all or substantially all of the capital stock of Borrower, pursuant to the terms and conditions of Section 7.3.

 

Sale Agreement Event” shall mean receipt by the Borrower of a signed purchase agreement for the sale of all or substantially all of the assets of, or controlling interest in, Borrower.

 

 “Subordinated Debt” is debt incurred by Borrower subordinated to Borrower’s debt to Bank (pursuant to a subordination agreement entered into between Bank, Borrower and the subordinated creditor), on terms acceptable to Bank.

 

Subsidiary” is any Person, or any other business entity of which more than 50% of the voting stock or other equity interests is owned or controlled, directly or indirectly, by the Person or one or more Affiliates of the Person.

 

 Trademarks are trademark and service mark rights, registered or not, applications to register and registrations and like protections, and the entire goodwill of the business of Borrower connected with the trademarks.

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Agreement to be executed as a sealed instrument under the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as of the date first above written.

 

BORROWER:

 

PHYSIOMETRICS, INC.

 

By

 

 

Name:

 

 

Title:

 

 

 

BANK:

 

SILICON VALLEY BANK

 

By

 

 

Name:

 

 

Title:

 

 

 

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EXHIBIT A

 

The Collateral consists of all of Borrower’s right, title and interest in and to the following:

 

All goods, equipment, inventory, contract rights or rights to payment of money, leases, license agreements, franchise agreements, general intangibles (including payment intangibles), accounts (including health-care receivables), documents, instruments (including any promissory notes), chattel paper (whether tangible or electronic), cash, deposit accounts, fixtures, letters of credit rights (whether or not the letter of credit is evidenced by a writing), commercial tort claims, securities, and all other investment property, supporting obligations, and financial assets, whether now owned or hereafter acquired, wherever located; and

 

Any Copyright rights, Copyright applications, Copyright registrations and like protections in each work of authorship and derivative work, whether published or unpublished, now owned or later acquired; any Patents, Trademarks, service marks and applications therefor; trade styles, trade names, any trade secret rights, including any rights to unpatented inventions, know-how, operating manuals, license rights and agreements and confidential information, now owned or hereafter acquired; or any claims for damages by way of any past, present and future infringement of any of the foregoing; and

 

All Borrower’s Books relating to the foregoing and any and all claims, rights and interests in any of the above and all substitutions for, additions, attachments, accessories, accessions and improvements to and replacements, products, proceeds and insurance proceeds of any or all of the foregoing.

 

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EXHIBIT B

 

Loan Payment/Advance Request Form

Deadline for same day processing is 3:00 E.S.T.

Fax To: (617) 969-5965

 

 

 

Date:

 

 

LOAN PAYMENT:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Physiometrix, Inc.

 

From Account #

 

 

 

To Account #

 

 

 

(Deposit Account #)

 

 

(Loan Account #)

 

Principal $

 

 

 

and/or Interest $

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Authorized Signature:

 

 

 

Phone Number:

 

 

 

LOAN ADVANCE:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Complete Outgoing Wire Request section below if all or a portion of the funds from this loan advance are for an outgoing wire.

 

 

 

 

 

From Account #

 

 

 

To Account #

 

 

 

(Loan Account #)

 

 

(Deposit Account #)

 

 

 

 

 

Amount of Advance $

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Borrower’s representation and warranties in the Loan and Security Agreement are true, correct and complete in all material respects on the date of the telephone transfer request for an advance, but those representations and warranties expressly referring to another date shall be true, correct and complete in all material respects as of such date:

 

 

 

 

 

Authorized Signature:

 

 

Phone Number:

 

 

 

OUTGOING WIRE REQUEST

 

 

 

Complete only if all or a portion of funds from the loan advance above are to be wired.

 

Deadline for same day processing is 3:00 pm, E.S.T.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beneficiary Name:

 

 

Amount of Wire: $

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beneficiary Bank:

 

 

Account Number:

 

 

 

 

 

 

City and State:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beneficiary Bank Transit (ABA) #:

 

 

Beneficiary Bank Code (Swift, Sort, Chip, etc.):

 

 

 

 

(For International Wire Only)

 

 

 

 

 

Intermediary Bank:

 

 

Transit (ABA) #:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For Further Credit to:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special Instruction:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By signing below, I (we) acknowledge and agree that my (our) funds transfer request shall be processed in accordance with and subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the agreements(s) covering funds transfer service(s), which agreements(s) were previously received and executed by me (us).

 

 

 

 

 

Authorized Signature:

 

 

2nd Signature (If Required):

 

 

 

 

 

 

Print Name/Title:

 

 

Print Name/Title:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Telephone #

 

 

Telephone #

 

 

 

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