Warrant

Warrant to Purchase Shares IGNIS PETROLEUM GROUP, INC. (INCORPORATED UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEVADA) REPRESENTATIVE'S WARRANT FOR THE PURCHASE OF SHARES OF COMMON STOCK [THE WARRANT WILL BE FOR THE SAME SECURITIES SOLD IN THE PLACEMENT] WARRANT ...


Exhibit 4.16
 
THIS WARRANT AND THE UNDERLYING SECURITIES HAVE NOT BEEN REGISTERED UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED (THE “SECURITIES ACT”), OR ANY OTHER SECURITIES LAWS, HAVE BEEN TAKEN FOR INVESTMENT, AND MAY NOT BE SOLD OR TRANSFERRED OR OFFERED FOR SALE OR TRANSFER UNLESS A REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT AND OTHER APPLICABLE SECURITIES LAWS WITH RESPECT TO SUCH SECURITIES IS THEN IN EFFECT, OR IN THE OPINION OF COUNSEL (WHICH OPINION IS REASONABLY SATISFACTORY TO THE ISSUER OF THESE SECURITIES), SUCH REGISTRATION UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT AND OTHER APPLICABLE SECURITIES LAWS IS NOT REQUIRED.
 
Date: ______________
 
Warrant to Purchase
***______***
Shares
 
 
 
(INCORPORATED UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEVADA)
 
REPRESENTATIVE’S WARRANT FOR THE PURCHASE OF SHARES OF
 
COMMON STOCK [THE WARRANT WILL BE FOR THE SAME SECURITIES SOLD IN THE PLACEMENT]
 
WARRANT PRICE: $_____ PER SHARE, SUBJECT TO ADJUSTMENT AS PROVIDED BELOW.
 
THIS IS TO CERTIFY that, for value received, Stonegate Securities, Inc. (“Stonegate”) and its assigns (collectively, the “Holder”), is entitled to purchase, subject to the terms and conditions hereinafter set forth, up to ***______*** shares of the common stock, par value $_____ per share (“Common Stock”), of Ignis Petroleum Group, Inc. a Nevada corporation (the “Company”), and to receive certificate(s) for the Common Stock so purchased.
 
i.  Exercise Period and Vesting. The exercise period is the period beginning on the date of this Warrant (the “Issuance Date”) and ending at 5:00 p.m., Dallas, Texas time, five years from the Issuance Date (the “Exercise Period”). This Warrant is vested in full as of the Issuance Date and is immediately exercisable by Holder. This Warrant will terminate automatically and immediately upon the expiration of the Exercise Period.
 
ii.  Exercise of Warrant; Cashless Exercise. This Warrant may be exercised, in whole or in part, at any time and from time to time during the Exercise Period. Such exercise shall be accomplished by tender to the Company of the purchase price set forth above as the warrant price (the “Warrant Price”), either (a) in cash, by wire transfer or by certified check or bank cashier’s check, payable to the order of the Company, or (b) by surrendering such number of shares of Common Stock received upon exercise of this Warrant with a current market price equal to the Warrant Price (a “Cashless Exercise”), together with presentation and surrender to the Company of this Warrant with an executed subscription in substantially the form attached hereto as Exhibit A (the “Subscription”). Upon receipt of the foregoing, the Company will deliver to the Holder, as promptly as possible, a certificate or certificates representing the shares of Common Stock so purchased, registered in the name of the Holder or its transferee (as permitted under Section 3 below). With respect to any exercise of this Warrant, the Holder will for all purposes be deemed to have become the holder of record of the number of shares of Common Stock purchased hereunder on the date this Warrant, a properly executed subscription and payment of the Warrant Price is received by the Company (the “Exercise Date”), irrespective of the date of delivery of the certificate evidencing such shares, except that, if the date of such receipt is a date on which the stock transfer books of the Company are closed, such person will be deemed to have become the holder of such shares at the close of business on the next succeeding date on which the stock transfer books are open. Fractional shares of Common Stock will not be issued upon the exercise of this Warrant. In lieu of any fractional shares that would have been issued but for the immediately preceding sentence, the Holder will be entitled to receive cash equal to the current market price of such fraction of a share of Common Stock on the trading day immediately preceding the Exercise Date. In the event this Warrant is exercised in part, the Company shall issue a new Warrant to the Holder covering the aggregate number of shares of Common Stock as to which this Warrant remains exercisable for.
 
 
 

 
If the Holder elects to conduct a Cashless Exercise, the Company shall cause to be delivered to the Holder a certificate or certificates representing the number of shares of Common Stock computed using the following formula:
 
X = Y (A-B)
A
 
Where:
X = the number of shares of Common Stock to be issued to Holder;
 
Y = the portion of the Warrant (in number of shares of Common Stock) being exercised by Holder (at the date of such calculation);
 
A = the fair market value of one share of Common Stock on the Exercise Date (as calculated below); and
 
B = Warrant Price (as adjusted to the date of such calculation).
 
For purposes of the foregoing calculation, “fair market value of one share of Common Stock on the Exercise Date” shall mean: (i) if the principal trading market for such securities is a national or regional securities exchange, the closing price on such exchange for day immediately prior to such Exercise Date; (ii) if sales prices for shares of Common Stock are reported by the Nasdaq National Market System or Nasdaq Small Cap Market (or a similar system then in use), the last reported sales price for the day immediately prior to such Exercise Date; or (iii) if neither (i) nor (ii) above are applicable, and if bid and ask prices for shares of Common Stock are reported in the over-the-counter market by Nasdaq (or, if not so reported, by the National Quotation Bureau), at the option of the holder, the last reported bid price for the common stock for the trading day immediately prior to the Exercise Date or the average of the high bid and low ask prices so reported for the ten (10) trading days immediately prior to such Exercise Date. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if there is no reported closing price, last reported sales price, or bid and ask prices, as the case may be, for the period in question, then the current market price shall be determined as of the latest ten (10) day period prior to such day for which such closing price, last reported sales price, or bid and ask prices, as the case may be, are available, unless such securities have not been traded on an exchange or in the over-the-counter market for 30 or more days immediately prior to the day in question, in which case the current market price shall be determined in good faith by, and reflected in a formal resolution of, the Board of Directors of the Company. The Company acknowledges and agrees that this Warrant was issued on the Issuance Date.
 
 
 

 
iii.  Transferability and Exchange.
 
(1)  This Warrant, and the Common Stock issuable upon the exercise hereof, may not be sold, transferred, pledged or hypothecated unless the Company shall have been provided with an opinion of counsel, or other evidence reasonably satisfactory to it, that such transfer is not in violation of the Securities Act, and any applicable state securities laws. Subject to the satisfaction of the aforesaid condition, this Warrant and the underlying shares of Common Stock shall be transferable from time to time by the Holder upon written notice to the Company. If this Warrant is transferred, in whole or in part, the Company shall, upon surrender of this Warrant to the Company, deliver to each transferee a Warrant evidencing the rights of such transferee to purchase the number of shares of Common Stock that such transferee is entitled to purchase pursuant to such transfer. The Company may place a legend similar to the legend at the top of this Warrant on any replacement Warrant and on each certificate representing shares issuable upon exercise of this Warrant or any replacement Warrants. Only a registered Holder may enforce the provisions of this Warrant against the Company. A transferee of the original registered Holder becomes a registered Holder only upon delivery to the Company of the original Warrant and an original Assignment, substantially in the form set forth in Exhibit B attached hereto.
 
(2)  This Warrant is exchangeable upon its surrender by the Holder to the Company for new Warrants of like tenor and date representing in the aggregate the right to purchase the number of shares purchasable hereunder, each of such new Warrants to represent the right to purchase such number of shares as may be designated by the Holder at the time of such surrender.
 
iv.  Adjustments to Warrant Price and Number of Shares Subject to Warrant. The Warrant Price and the number of shares of Common Stock purchasable upon the exercise of this Warrant are subject to adjustment from time to time upon the occurrence of any of the events specified in this Section 4. For the purpose of this Section 4, “Common Stock” means shares now or hereafter authorized of any class of common stock of the Company and any other stock of the Company, however designated, that has the right to participate in any distribution of the assets or earnings of the Company without limit as to per share amount (excluding, and subject to any prior rights of, any class or series of preferred stock).
 
 
 

 
(1)  In case the Company shall (i) pay a dividend or make a distribution in shares of Common Stock, (ii) subdivide its outstanding shares of Common Stock into a greater number of shares, (iii) combine its outstanding shares of Common Stock into a smaller number of shares, or (iv) issue by reclassification of its shares of Common Stock other securities of the Company, then the Warrant Price in effect at the time of the record date for such dividend or on the effective date of such subdivision, combination or reclassification, and/or the number and kind of securities issuable on such date, shall be proportionately adjusted so that the Holder of any Warrant thereafter exercised shall be entitled to receive the aggregate number and kind of shares of Common Stock (or such other securities other than Common Stock) of the Company, at the same aggregate Warrant Price, that, if such Warrant had been exercised immediately prior to such date, the Holder would have owned upon such exercise and been entitled to receive by virtue of such dividend, distribution, subdivision, combination or reclassification. Such adjustment shall be made successively whenever any event listed above shall occur.
 
(2)  For the purpose of any computation under any subsection of this Section 4, the “current market price” per share of Common Stock on any date shall be the per share price of the Common Stock on the trading day immediately prior to the event requiring an adjustment hereunder and shall be: (i) if the principal trading market for such securities is a national or regional securities exchange, the closing price on such exchange on such day; or (ii) if sales prices for shares of Common Stock are reported by the Nasdaq National Market System or Small Cap Market System (or a similar system then in use), the last reported sales price so reported on such day; or (iii) if neither (i) nor (ii) above are applicable, and if bid and ask prices for shares of Common Stock are reported in the over-the-counter market by Nasdaq (or, if not so reported, by the National Quotation Bureau), the average of the high bid and low ask prices so reported on such day. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if there is no reported closing price, last reported sales price, or bid and ask prices, as the case may be, for the day in question, then the current market price shall be determined as of the latest date prior to such day for which such closing price, last reported sales price, or bid and ask prices, as the case may be, are available, unless such securities have not been traded on an exchange or in the over-the-counter market for 30 or more days immediately prior to the day in question, in which case the current market price shall be determined in good faith by, and reflected in a formal resolution of, the Board of Directors of the Company.
 
(3)  Notwithstanding any provision herein to the contrary, no adjustment in the Warrant Price shall be required unless such adjustment would require an increase or decrease of at least 1% in the Warrant Price; provided, however, that any adjustments which by reason of this subsection (c) are not required to be made shall be carried forward and taken into account in any subsequent adjustment. All calculations under this Section 4 shall be made to the nearest cent or the nearest one-hundredth of a share, as the case may be.
 
(4)  In the event that at any time, as a result of an adjustment made pursuant to subsection (a) above, the Holder of any Warrant thereafter exercised shall become entitled to receive any shares of capital stock of the Company other than shares of Common Stock, thereafter the number of such other shares so receivable upon exercise of any Warrant shall be subject to adjustment from time to time in a manner and on terms as nearly equivalent as practicable to the provisions with respect to the shares of Common Stock contained in this Section 4, and the other provisions of this Warrant shall apply on like terms to any such other shares.
 
 
 

 
(5)  If the Company merges or consolidates into or with another corporation or entity, or if another corporation or entity merges into or with the Company (excluding such a merger in which the Company is the surviving or continuing corporation and which does not result in any reclassification, conversion, exchange, or cancellation of the outstanding shares of Common Stock), or if all or substantially all of the assets or business of the Company are sold or transferred to another corporation, entity, or person, then, as a condition to such consolidation, merger, or sale (a “Transaction”), lawful and adequate provision shall be made whereby the Holder shall have the right from and after the Transaction to receive, upon exercise of this Warrant and upon the terms and conditions specified herein and in lieu of the shares of the Common Stock that would have been issuable if this Warrant had been exercised immediately before the Transaction, such shares of stock, securities, or assets as the Holder would have owned immediately after the Transaction if the Holder had exercised this Warrant immediately before the effective date of the Transaction.
 
v.  Registration Rights. The Company hereby grants to Holder, with respect to the shares of Common Stock underlying this Warrant, registration rights identical to those that are granted to Purchasers in the Placement (as such terms are defined in that certain Placement Agency Agreement, dated as of __________, by and between the Company and Stonegate); it being specifically agreed and understood that the shares of Common Stock underlying this Warrant will be included in any registration statement filed by the Company which includes shares of Common Stock, or shares of Common Stock underlying any securities, issued to Purchasers in the Placement.
 
vi.  Reservation of Shares. The Company agrees at all times to reserve and hold available out of its authorized but unissued shares of Common Stock the number of shares of Common Stock issuable upon the full exercise of this Warrant. The Company further covenants and agrees that all shares of Common Stock that may be delivered upon the exercise of this Warrant will, upon delivery, be fully paid and nonassessable and free from all taxes, liens and charges with respect to the purchase thereof hereunder. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Holder shall be solely responsible for any income taxes payable and arising from the issuance or exercise of this Warrant and attributable to Holder or any ad valorem property, or intangible tax assessed against the Holder.
 
vii.  Notices to Holder. Upon any adjustment of the Warrant Price (or number of shares of Common Stock purchasable upon the exercise of this Warrant) pursuant to Section 4, the Company shall promptly thereafter cause to be given to the Holder written notice of such adjustment. Such notice shall include the Warrant Price (and/or the number of shares of Common Stock purchasable upon the exercise of this Warrant) after such adjustment, and shall set forth in reasonable detail the Company’s method of calculation and the facts upon which such calculations were based. Where appropriate, such notice shall be given in advance and included as a part of any notice required to be given under the other provisions of this Section 7.
 
 
 

 
In the event of (a) any fixing by the Company of a record date with respect to the holders of any class of securities of the Company for the purpose of determining which of such holders are entitled to dividends or other distributions, or any rights to subscribe for, purchase or otherwise acquire any shares of capital stock of any class or any other securities or property, or to receive any other right, (b) any capital reorganization of the Company, or reclassification or recapitalization of the capital stock of the Company or any transfer of all or substantially all of the assets or business of the Company to, or consolidation or merger of the Company with or into, any other entity or person, or (c) any voluntary or involuntary dissolution or winding up of the Company, then and in each such event the Company will give the Holder a written notice specifying, as the case may be (i) the record date for the purpose of such dividend, distribution, or right, and stating the amount and character of such dividend, distribution, or right; or (ii) the date on which any such reorganization, reclassification, recapitalization, transfer, consolidation, merger, conveyance, dissolution, liquidation, or winding up is to take place and the time, if any is to be fixed, as of which the holders of record of Common Stock (or such capital stock or securities receivable upon the exercise of this Warrant) shall be entitled to exchange their shares of Common Stock (or such other stock securities) for securities or other property deliverable upon such event. Any such notice shall be given at least 10 days prior to the earliest date therein specified.
 
viii.  No Rights as a Stockholder. This Warrant does not entitle the Holder to any voting rights or other rights as a stockholder of the Company, nor to any other rights whatsoever except the rights herein set forth.
 
ix.  Additional Covenants of the Company. For so long as the Common Stock is listed for trading on any regional or national securities exchange or Nasdaq (National Market or Small Cap System), the Company shall, upon issuance of any shares for which this Warrant is exercisable, at its expense, promptly obtain and maintain the listing of such shares. The Company shall also comply with the reporting requirements of Sections 13 and 15(d) of the Exchange Act for so long as and to the extent that such requirements apply to the Company.
 
The Company shall not, by amendment of its Articles of Incorporation or through any reorganization, transfer of assets, consolidation, merger, dissolution, issue or sale of securities, or any other voluntary action, avoid or seek to avoid the observance or performance of any of the terms of this Warrant. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Company (a) will at all times reserve and keep available, solely for issuance and delivery upon exercise of this Warrant, shares of Common Stock issuable from time to time upon exercise of this Warrant, (b) will not increase the par value of any shares of capital stock receivable upon exercise of this Warrant above the amount payable therefor upon such exercise, and (c) will take all such actions as may be necessary or appropriate in order that the Company may validly and legally issue fully paid and nonassessable stock.
 
x.  Successors and Assigns. This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the Company, the Holder and their respective successors and permitted assigns.
 
xi.  Notices. The Company agrees to maintain a ledger of the ownership of this Warrant (the “Ledger”). Any notice hereunder shall be given by registered or certified mail if to the Company, at its principal executive office and, if to the Holder, to its address shown in the Ledger of the Company; provided, however, that the Holder may at any time on three (3) days written notice to the Company designate or substitute another address where notice is to be given. Notice shall be deemed given and received after a certified or registered letter, properly addressed with postage prepaid, is deposited in the U.S. mail.
 
 
 

 
xii.  Severability. Every provision of this Warrant is intended to be severable. If any term or provision hereof is illegal or invalid for any reason whatsoever, such illegality or invalidity shall not affect the remainder of this Warrant.
 
xiii.  Governing Law. This Warrant shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas without giving effect to the principles of choice of laws thereof.
 
xiv.  Attorneys’ Fees. In any action or proceeding brought to enforce any provision of this Warrant, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover reasonable attorneys’ fees in addition to its costs and expenses and any other available remedy.
 
xv.  Entire Agreement. This Warrant (including the Exhibits attached hereto) constitutes the entire understanding between the Company and the Holder with respect to the subject matter hereof, and supersedes all prior negotiations, discussions, agreements and understandings relating to such subject matter.
 
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Company has caused this Warrant to be executed by its duly authorized officer as of the date first set forth above.
 
 
 
By:  ______________________________
Title: _____________________________