Amended And Restated

Emrise Corporation Amended and Restated Warrant

by Emrise
August 26th, 2008

Exhibit 10.10

 

NEITHER THESE SECURITIES NOR THE SECURITIES ISSUABLE UPON EXERCISE OF THESE SECURITIES HAVE BEEN REGISTERED WITH THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION OR THE SECURITIES COMMISSION OF ANY STATE IN RELIANCE UPON AN EXEMPTION FROM REGISTRATION UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED (THE “SECURITIES ACT”), AND, ACCORDINGLY, MAY NOT BE OFFERED OR SOLD EXCEPT PURSUANT TO AN EFFECTIVE REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OR PURSUANT TO AN AVAILABLE EXEMPTION FROM, OR IN A TRANSACTION NOT SUBJECT TO, THE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS OF THE SECURITIES ACT AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPLICABLE STATE SECURITIES LAWS AS EVIDENCED BY A LEGAL OPINION OF COUNSEL TO THE TRANSFEROR TO SUCH EFFECT, THE SUBSTANCE OF WHICH SHALL BE REASONABLY ACCEPTABLE TO THE COMPANY.  THESE SECURITIES AND THE SECURITIES ISSUABLE UPON EXERCISE OF THESE SECURITIES MAY BE PLEDGED IN CONNECTION WITH A BONA FIDE MARGIN ACCOUNT SECURED BY SUCH SECURITIES.

 

EMRISE CORPORATION

 

AMENDED AND RESTATED WARRANT

 

Warrant No. PEM-1

 

Original Issue Date: November 30, 2007

 

This Amended and Restated Warrant, dated as of August 20, 2008, amends, restates and supersedes that certain Warrant, dated as of November 30, 2007 (the “Original Warrant”), granted to Private Equity Management Group, LLC by EMRISE Corporation, a Delaware corporation (the “Company”).  In consideration of the surrender and cancellation of the Original Warrant, and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the Company hereby certifies that, pursuant to the terms of the Commitment Letter dated November 7, 2007 by and between the Company and Private Equity Management Group, Inc., Holder is entitled to purchase from the Company up to a total of 2,909,090 shares of Common Stock (each such share, a “Warrant Share” and all such shares, the “Warrant Shares”), at any time and from time to time from and after the Original Issue Date and through and including November 30, 2014 (the “Expiration Date”), and subject to the following terms and conditions:

 

1.             Definitions.  As used in this Warrant, the following terms shall have the respective definitions set forth in this Section 1.

 

Alternate Consideration” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 9(b).

 

Anti-Dilution Excluded Securities” shall mean any of the following securities: (i)  securities issued to employees, consultants, officers or directors of the Company or Options granted by the Company to employees, consultants, officers or directors of the Company pursuant to any option plan, agreement or other arrangement duly adopted by the Company and the grant of which is approved by the compensation committee of the Board of Directors; (ii) for the avoidance of doubt, securities issued on the conversion of any Convertible Securities or the exercise of any Options, in each case, outstanding on the Original Issue Date; and (iii) for the

 



 

avoidance of doubt, securities issued in connection with a stock split, stock dividend, combination, reorganization, recapitalization or other similar event for which adjustment is made in accordance with the provisions of this Warrant.

 

Business Day” shall mean any day other than Saturday, Sunday or other day on which commercial banks in the State of California are authorized or required by law to remain closed.

 

Common Stock” shall mean the Company’s common stock, $0.0033 par value per share.

 

Common Stock Equivalents” shall mean Options and Convertible Securities.

 

Convertible Securities” shall mean any stock or securities (other than Options) convertible into or exchangeable for Common Stock.

 

Date of Exercise” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 5(a).

 

Exchange Act” shall mean the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or any successor law, and regulations and rules issued pursuant to that Act or any successor law.

 

Exercise Price” shall mean (i) $0.53 per share until such time as the Holder has exercised this Warrant with respect to at least 50% of the Warrant Shares represented by this Warrant and (ii) thereafter,  $0.815 per share, in all cases subject to adjustment in accordance with Section 9.

 

Fundamental Transaction” shall mean any of the following: (i) the Company effects any merger or consolidation of the Company with or into another Person pursuant to which the Company is not the surviving entity (other than a migratory merger conducted for the purpose of changing the Company’s state of incorporation), (ii) the Company effects any sale of all or substantially all of its assets in one or a series of related transactions, (iii) any tender offer or exchange offer (whether by the Company or another Person) is completed pursuant to which holders of Common Stock are permitted to tender or exchange their shares for other securities, cash or property, or (iv) the Company effects any reclassification of the Common Stock or any compulsory share exchange pursuant to which the Common Stock is effectively converted into or exchanged for other securities, cash or property.

 

Holder” or “Holders” shall mean the holder or holders, as the case may be, from time to time, whether direct or beneficially, of Registrable Securities pursuant to this Warrant, including, without limitation, Private Equity Management Group LLC and any of its permitted transferees.

 

Indemnified Party” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 12(c)(iii).

 

Indemnifying Party” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 12(c)(iii).

 

Losses” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 12(c)(i).

 

Person” shall mean an individual or a corporation, partnership, trust, incorporated or unincorporated association, joint venture, limited liability company, joint stock company, government (or an agency or political subdivision thereof) or other entity of any kind.

 

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New Warrant” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 3.

 

Options” shall mean any outstanding rights, warrants or options to subscribe for or purchase Common Stock or Convertible Securities.

 

Original Issue Date” shall mean the Original Issue Date first set forth on the first page of this Warrant.

 

Proceeding” shall mean an action, claim, suit, investigation or proceeding (including, without limitation, an investigation or partial proceeding, such as a deposition), whether commenced or threatened.

 

Prospectus” shall mean the final prospectus filed with respect to the Registration Statement (including, without limitation, a prospectus that includes any information previously omitted from a prospectus filed as part of an effective registration statement in reliance upon Rule 430A promulgated under the Securities Act), as amended or supplemented by any prospectus supplement, with respect to the terms of the offering of any portion of the Registrable Securities covered by the Registration Statement, and all other amendments and supplements to the Prospectus, including one or more other final prospectuses filed with respect to post-effective amendments, and all material incorporated by reference in such Prospectus.

 

Registrable Securities” shall mean: (i) the Warrant Shares; and (ii) any securities issued or issuable with respect to such Warrant Shares by way of a stock dividend or stock split or in connection with a combination of shares, recapitalization, merger, consolidation or other reorganization with respect to any of the securities referenced above.

 

Registration Statement” shall mean the registration statements contemplated by Section 12, including the Prospectus, amendments and supplements to such registration statement or Prospectus, including pre- and post-effective amendments, all exhibits thereto, and all material incorporated by reference in such registration statement.

 

Rule 144” shall mean Rule 144 promulgated by the SEC pursuant to the Securities Act, as such Rule may be amended from time to time, or any similar rule or regulation hereafter adopted by the SEC having substantially the same effect as such Rule.

 

SEC” shall mean the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.

 

Securities Act” shall mean the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or any successor law, and regulations and rules issued pursuant to that Act or any successor law.

 

Subsidiary” shall mean any direct or indirect subsidiary of the Company.

 

Trading Day” means (i) a day on which the Common Stock is traded on a Trading Market, or (ii) if the Common Stock is not quoted on any Trading Market, a day on which the Common Stock is quoted in the over the counter market as reported by the Pink Sheets, LLC (or any similar organization or agency succeeding to its functions of reporting prices); provided, that in the event that the Common Stock is not listed or quoted as set forth in (i) and (ii) hereof, then Trading Day shall mean a Business Day.

 

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Trading Market” means whichever of NYSE Arca, the New York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange, the NASDAQ Global Market, the NASDAQ Capital Market or OTC Bulletin Board on which the Common Stock is listed or quoted for trading on the date in question.

 

Warrant Register” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 2.

 

2.             Registration of Warrant.  The Company shall register this Warrant upon records to be maintained by the Company for that purpose (the “Warrant Register”), in the name of the record Holder hereof from time to time.  The Company may deem and treat the registered Holder of this Warrant as the absolute owner hereof for the purpose of any exercise hereof or any distribution to the Holder, and for all other purposes, absent actual notice to the contrary.

 

3.             Registration of Transfers.  The Company shall register the transfer of any portion of this Warrant in the Warrant Register, upon surrender of this Warrant, with the Form of Assignment attached hereto duly completed and signed, to the Company at its address specified herein.  Upon any such registration or transfer, a new Warrant to purchase Common Stock, in substantially the form of this Warrant (any such new Warrant, a “New Warrant”), evidencing the portion of this Warrant so transferred shall be issued to the transferee and a New Warrant evidencing the remaining portion of this Warrant not so transferred, if any, shall be issued to the transferring Holder. The acceptance of the New Warrant by the transferee thereof shall be deemed the acceptance by such transferee of all of the rights and obligations of a holder of a Warrant.

 

4.             Exercise and Duration of Warrants.

 

(a)           This Warrant shall be exercisable by the registered Holder at any time and from time to time on or after the Original Issue Date through and including the Expiration Date.  At 5:00 p.m., California time on the Expiration Date, the portion of this Warrant not exercised prior thereto shall be and become void and of no value.  The Company may not call or redeem any portion of this Warrant without the prior written consent of the affected Holder.

 

(b)           If at any time after November 30, 2008 there is no effective Registration Statement registering, or no current prospectus available for, the resale of the Warrant Shares by the Holder, then this Warrant may also be exercised at such time by means of a “cashless exercise” in which event the Company shall issue to the Holder the number of Warrant Shares determined as follows:

 

X – Y [(A-B)/A]

 

where:

 

X = the number of Warrant Shares to be issued to the Holder.

 

Y = the number of Warrant Shares with respect to which this Warrant is being exercised.

 

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A = the average of the closing sale prices for the five Business Days immediately prior to (but not including) the Exercise Date.

 

B = the applicable Exercise Price.

 

5.             Delivery of Warrant Shares.

 

(a)           To effect exercises hereunder, the Holder shall not be required to physically surrender this Warrant unless the aggregate Warrant Shares represented by this Warrant is being exercised.  Upon delivery of the Exercise Notice (in the form attached hereto) to the Company (with the attached Warrant Shares Exercise Log) at its address for notice set forth herein and upon payment of the applicable Exercise Price multiplied by the number of Warrant Shares that the Holder intends to purchase hereunder, the Company shall promptly (but in no event later than three (3) Business Days after the Date of Exercise) issue and deliver to the Holder, a certificate for the Warrant Shares issuable upon such exercise, which, shall contain the following restrictive securities legend:

 

THESE SECURITIES HAVE NOT BEEN REGISTERED WITH THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION OR THE SECURITIES COMMISSION OF ANY STATE IN RELIANCE UPON AN EXEMPTION FROM REGISTRATION UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED (THE “SECURITIES ACT”), OR ANY APPLICABLE STATE SECURITIES LAWS AND, ACCORDINGLY, MAY NOT BE OFFERED OR SOLD EXCEPT PURSUANT TO AN EFFECTIVE REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OR PURSUANT TO AN AVAILABLE EXEMPTION FROM, OR IN A TRANSACTION NOT SUBJECT TO, THE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS OF THE SECURITIES ACT AND IN COMPLIANCE WITH APPLICABLE STATE SECURITIES LAWS OR BLUE SKY LAWS.

 

The Company shall, upon request of the Holder and subsequent to the date on which the Registration Statement covering the resale of the Warrant Shares has been declared effective by the SEC, use its reasonable best efforts to deliver Warrant Shares hereunder electronically through the Depository Trust Corporation or another established clearing corporation performing similar functions, if available, provided, that, the Company may, but will not be required to change its transfer agent if its current transfer agent cannot deliver Warrant Shares electronically through the Depository Trust Corporation.  A “Date of Exercise” means the date on which the Holder shall have delivered to the Company: (i) the Exercise Notice (with the Warrant Exercise Log attached to it), appropriately completed and duly signed and (ii) if the Holder is not utilizing the cashless exercise provisions set forth in Section 10(b), payment of the applicable Exercise Price for the number of Warrant Shares so indicated by the Holder to be purchased.

 

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(b)           If by the third (3rd) Business Day after a Date of Exercise the Company fails to deliver the required number of Warrant Shares in the manner required pursuant to Section 5(a), then the Holder will have the right to rescind such exercise.

 

(c)           The Company’s obligations to issue and deliver Warrant Shares in accordance with the terms hereof are absolute and unconditional, irrespective of any action or inaction by the Holder to enforce the same, any waiver or consent with respect to any provision hereof, the recovery of any judgment against any Person or any action to enforce the same, or any setoff, counterclaim, recoupment, limitation or termination, or any breach or alleged breach by the Holder or any other Person of any obligation to the Company or any violation or alleged violation of law by the Holder or any other Person, and irrespective of any other circumstance which might otherwise limit such obligation of the Company to the Holder in connection with the issuance of Warrant Shares.  Nothing herein shall limit a Holder’s right to pursue any other remedies available to it hereunder, at law or in equity including, without limitation, a decree of specific performance and/or injunctive relief with respect to the Company’s failure to timely deliver certificates representing Warrant Shares upon exercise of the Warrant as required pursuant to the terms hereof.

 

6.             Charges, Taxes and Expenses.  Issuance and delivery of Warrant Shares upon exercise of this Warrant shall be made without charge to the Holder for any issue or transfer tax, withholding tax, transfer agent fee or other incidental tax or expense in respect of the issuance of such certificates, all of which taxes and expenses shall be paid by the Company; provided, however, that the Company shall not be required to pay any tax which may be payable in respect of any transfer involved in the registration of any certificates for Warrant Shares or Warrants in a name other than that of the Holder.  The Holder shall be responsible for all other tax liability that may arise as a result of holding or transferring this Warrant or receiving Warrant Shares upon exercise hereof.

 

7.             Replacement of Warrant.  If this Warrant is mutilated, lost, stolen or destroyed, the Company shall issue or cause to be issued in exchange and substitution for and upon cancellation hereof, or in lieu of and substitution for this Warrant, a New Warrant, but only upon receipt of evidence reasonably satisfactory to the Company of such loss, theft or destruction and customary and reasonable indemnity (which shall not include a surety bond), if requested.  Applicants for a New Warrant under such circumstances shall also comply with such other reasonable regulations and procedures and pay such other reasonable third-party costs as the Company may prescribe.  If a New Warrant is requested as a result of a mutilation of this Warrant, then the Holder shall deliver such mutilated Warrant to the Company as a condition precedent to the Company’s obligation to issue the New Warrant.

 

8.             Reservation of Warrant Shares.  The Company covenants that it will at all times reserve and keep available out of the aggregate of its authorized but unissued and otherwise unreserved Common Stock, solely for the purpose of enabling it to issue Warrant Shares upon exercise of this Warrant as herein provided, the number of Warrant Shares which are then issuable and deliverable upon the exercise of this entire Warrant, free from preemptive rights or any other contingent purchase rights of Persons other than the Holder (taking into account the adjustments and restrictions of Section 9). The Company covenants that all Warrant

 

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Shares so issuable and deliverable shall, upon issuance and the payment of the applicable Exercise Price in accordance with the terms hereof, be duly and validly authorized, issued and fully paid and nonassessable.

 

9.             Certain Adjustments.  The Exercise Prices and number of Warrant Shares issuable upon exercise of this Warrant are subject to adjustment from time to time as set forth in this Section 9.

 

(a)           Stock Dividends and Splits.  If the Company, at any time while this Warrant is outstanding, (i) pays a stock dividend on its Common Stock or otherwise makes a distribution on any class of capital stock that is payable in shares of Common Stock, (ii) subdivides outstanding shares of Common Stock into a larger number of shares, or (iii) combines outstanding shares of Common Stock into a smaller number of shares, then in each such case the Exercise Prices shall be multiplied by a fraction of which the numerator shall be the number of shares of Common Stock outstanding immediately before such event and of which the denominator shall be the number of shares of Common Stock outstanding immediately after such event.  Any adjustment made pursuant to clause (i) of this paragraph shall become effective immediately after the payment of the dividend or the making of the distribution, and any adjustment pursuant to clause (ii) or (iii) of this paragraph shall become effective immediately after the effective date of such subdivision or combination.

 

(b)           Fundamental Transactions.  If, at any time while this Warrant is outstanding there is a Fundamental Transaction, then as a condition to the Company consummating any such Fundamental Transaction, the Holder shall have the right thereafter to receive, upon exercise of this Warrant, the same amount and kind of securities, cash or property as it would have been entitled to receive upon the occurrence of such Fundamental Transaction if it had been, immediately prior to such Fundamental Transaction, the holder of the number of Warrant Shares then issuable upon exercise in full of this Warrant (the “Alternate Consideration”).  For purposes of any such exercise, the determination of the Exercise Prices shall be appropriately adjusted to apply to such Alternate Consideration based on the amount of Alternate Consideration issuable in respect of one share of Common Stock in such Fundamental Transaction, and the Company shall apportion the Exercise Prices among the Alternate Consideration in a reasonable manner reflecting the relative value of any different components of the Alternate Consideration.  If holders of Common Stock are given any choice as to the securities, cash or property to be received in a Fundamental Transaction, then the Holder shall be given the same choice as to the Alternate Consideration it receives upon any exercise of this Warrant following such Fundamental Transaction.  At the Holder’s option and request, any successor to the Company or surviving entity in such Fundamental Transaction shall issue to the Holder a new warrant substantially in the form of this Warrant and consistent with the foregoing provisions and evidencing the Holder’s right to purchase the Alternate Consideration for the aggregate Exercise Price upon exercise thereof.  The terms of any agreement pursuant to which a Fundamental Transaction is effected shall include terms requiring any such successor or surviving entity to comply with the provisions of this paragraph (b) and insuring that the Warrant

 

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(or any such replacement security) will be similarly adjusted upon any subsequent transaction analogous to a Fundamental Transaction.

 

(c)           Number of Warrant Shares.  Simultaneously with any adjustment to the Exercise Prices pursuant to this Section 9, the number of Warrant Shares that may be purchased upon exercise of this Warrant shall be increased or decreased proportionately, so that after such adjustment the aggregate Exercise Prices payable hereunder for the adjusted number of Warrant Shares shall be the same as the aggregate Exercise Prices in effect immediately prior to such adjustment.

 

(d)           Calculations.  All calculations under this Section 9 shall be made to the nearest cent or the nearest 1/100th of a share, as applicable.  The number of shares of Common Stock outstanding at any given time shall not include shares owned or held by or for the account of the Company, and the disposition of any such shares shall be considered an issue or sale of Common Stock.

 

(e)           Notice of Adjustments.  Upon the occurrence of each adjustment pursuant to this Section 9, the Company at its expense will promptly compute such adjustment in accordance with the terms of this Warrant and prepare a certificate setting forth such adjustment, including a statement of the adjusted Exercise Prices and adjusted number or type of Warrant Shares or other securities issuable upon exercise of this Warrant (as applicable), describing the transactions giving rise to such adjustments and showing in detail the facts upon which such adjustment is based.  Upon written request, the Company will promptly deliver a copy of each such certificate to the Holder and to the Company’s transfer agent.

 

(f)            Notice of Corporate Events.  If the Company (i) declares a dividend or any other distribution of cash, securities or other property in respect of its Common Stock, including without limitation any granting of rights or warrants to subscribe for or purchase any capital stock of the Company or any Subsidiary, (ii) authorizes or approves, enters into any agreement contemplating or solicits shareholder approval for any Fundamental Transaction or (iii) authorizes the voluntary dissolution, liquidation or winding up of the affairs of the Company, then the Company shall deliver to the Holder a notice describing the material terms and conditions of such transaction at least ten (10) calendar days prior to the applicable record or effective date on which a Person would need to hold Common Stock in order to participate in or vote with respect to such transaction, and the Company will take all steps reasonably necessary in order to insure that the Holder is given the practical opportunity to exercise this Warrant prior to such time so as to participate in or vote with respect to such transaction; provided, however, that the failure to deliver such notice or any defect therein shall not affect the validity of the corporate action required to be described in such notice.

 

(g)           Subsequent Equity Sales. If the Company at any time while this Warrant is outstanding, shall offer, sell, grant any option to purchase or offer, sell or grant any right to reprice its securities, or otherwise dispose of or issue (or announce any offer, sale, grant or any option to purchase or other disposition) any Common Stock or Common Stock Equivalents entitling any Person to acquire shares of Common Stock, at an

 

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effective price per share less than the then either Exercise Price (each such issuance, a “Dilutive Issuance”), as adjusted hereunder (if the holder of the Common Stock or Common Stock Equivalents so issued shall at any time, whether by operation of purchase price adjustments, reset provisions, floating conversion, exercise or exchange prices or otherwise, or due to warrants, options or rights per share which is issued in connection with such issuance, be entitled to receive shares of Common Stock at an effective price per share which is less than either Exercise Price, such issuance shall be deemed to have occurred for less than the Exercise Price), then each Exercise Price shall be reduced to such price and, in each case, the number of Warrant Shares issuable hereunder shall be increased such that the aggregate Exercise Prices payable hereunder, after taking into account the decrease in the Exercise Prices, shall be equal to the aggregate Exercise Prices prior to such adjustment.  Anything herein to the contrary notwithstanding, the Company shall not be required to make any adjustment of the Exercise Prices in the case of the issuance or sale from and after the Original Issue Date of Anti-Dilution Excluded Securities.  The Company shall notify the Holder in writing, no later than the Business Day following the issuance of any Common Stock or Common Stock Equivalents subject to this section, indicating therein the applicable issuance price, or if applicable, reset price, exchange price, conversion price and other pricing terms.

 

10.           Payment of Exercise Price. Except in connection with a cashless exercise as set forth in Section 4(b), the Holder shall pay the Exercise Price by delivering to the Company immediately available funds.

 

11.           No Fractional Shares.  No fractional shares of Warrant Shares will be issued in connection with any exercise of this Warrant.  In lieu of any fractional shares which would, otherwise be issuable, the Company shall pay cash equal to the product of such fraction multiplied by the closing sale price of one Warrant Share as reported by the applicable Trading Market on the date of exercise.

 

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12.           Registration Rights.

 

(a)           Incidental Registration. If at any time prior to the Expiration Date the Company shall determine to prepare and file with the SEC a registration statement relating to an offering for its own account or the account of others under the Securities Act of any of its equity securities, other than on Form S-4 or Form S-8 (each as promulgated under the Securities Act) or their then equivalents relating to equity securities to be issued solely in connection with any acquisition of any entity or business or equity securities issuable in connection with the stock option or other employee benefit plans (the “Registration Statement”), then the Company shall send to Holder written notice of such determination and, if within fifteen (15) days after receipt of such notice, any such Holder shall so request in writing, the Company shall include in such Registration Statement all or any part of such Registrable Securities such holder requests to be registered.  The Company will take all steps reasonably necessary in order to ensure that the Holder is given the practical opportunity to exercise this Warrant prior to such time so as to have its Warrant Shares included in the Registration Statement.

 

(b)           Registration Expenses. All fees and expenses incident to the performance of or compliance with Section 12 this Agreement by the Company, except as and to the extent specified in this Section 12(b), shall be borne by the Company whether or not the Registration Statement is filed or becomes effective and whether or not any Registrable Securities are sold pursuant to the Registration Statement.  The fees and expenses referred to in the foregoing sentence shall include, without limitation:  (A) all registration and filing fees; (B) printing expenses (including, without limitation, expenses of printing certificates for Registrable Securities and of printing prospectuses if the printing of prospectuses is requested by the holders of a majority of the Registrable Securities included in the Registration Statement); (C) messenger, telephone and delivery expenses; (D) fees and disbursements of counsel for the Company; (E) Securities Act liability insurance, if the Company so desires such insurance; and (F) fees and expenses of all other Persons retained by the Company in connection with the consummation of the transactions contemplated by this Section 12, including, without limitation, the Company’s independent public accountants (including the expenses of any comfort letters or costs associated with the delivery by independent public accountants of a comfort letter or comfort letters).  Except as otherwise expressly provided in this Agreement, any fees or expenses incurred by Holder or its legal counsel or Holder’s other advisors or consultants in connection with any review of the Registration Statement or with respect to any other matters related to this Agreement shall be borne solely by Holder.

 

(c)           Indemnification.

 

(i)            Indemnification by the Company.  The Company shall, notwithstanding any termination of this Warrant, indemnify and hold harmless the Holder, the officers, directors, agents, brokers (including brokers who offer and sell Registrable Securities as principal as a result of a pledge or any failure to perform under a margin call of Common Stock), investment advisors and employees of each of them, each Person who controls the Holder (within the

 

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meaning of Section 15 of the Securities Act or Section 20 of the Exchange Act) and the officers, directors, agents and employees of each such controlling Person, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, from and against any and all losses, claims, damages, liabilities, costs (including, without limitation, costs of preparation and attorneys’ fees) and expenses (collectively, “Losses”) (as determined by a court of competent jurisdiction in a final judgment not subject to appeal or review), as incurred, arising out of or based upon any untrue or alleged untrue statement of a material fact contained in the Registration Statement, any related Prospectus or any form of prospectus or in any amendment or supplement thereto or in any preliminary prospectus, or arising solely out of or based upon any omission or alleged omission of a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein (in the case of any related Prospectus or form of prospectus or supplement thereto, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made) not misleading, except to the extent, but only to the extent, that such untrue statements or omissions are based upon information regarding the Holder furnished in writing to the Company by the Holder expressly for use therein.  The Company shall notify the Holder promptly of the institution, threat or assertion of any Proceeding of which the Company is aware in connection with the transactions contemplated by this Agreement.

 

(ii)           Indemnification by Holder.  The Holder shall indemnify and hold harmless the Company, the directors, officers, agents and employees, each Person who controls the Company (within the meaning of Section 15 of the Securities Act and Section 20 of the Exchange Act), and the directors, officers, agents or employees of such controlling Persons, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, from and against all Losses (as determined by a court of competent jurisdiction in a final judgment not subject to appeal or review), as incurred, arising solely out of or based solely upon any untrue statement or alleged untrue statement of a material fact contained in the Registration Statement, any related Prospectus, or any form of prospectus or form of prospectus or in any amendment or supplement thereto or in any preliminary prospectus, or arising solely out of or based solely upon any omission of a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein (in the case of any related Prospectus or supplement thereto, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made) not misleading, to the extent, but only to the extent, that such untrue statement or omission or alleged untrue statement or omission is contained in information so furnished by the Holder in writing to the Company expressly for inclusion in the Registration Statement or such related Prospectus.  In no event shall the liability of the Holder hereunder be greater in amount than the dollar amount of the net proceeds received by the Holder upon the sale of the Registrable Securities giving rise to such indemnification obligation.

 

(iii)          Conduct of Indemnification Proceedings.  If any Proceeding shall be brought or asserted against any Person entitled to indemnity hereunder (an “Indemnified Party”), such Indemnified Party promptly shall notify the Person from whom indemnity is sought (the “Indemnifying Party”) in writing, and the

 

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Indemnifying Party shall assume the defense thereof, including the employment of counsel reasonably satisfactory to the Indemnified Party and the payment of all fees and expenses incurred in connection with defense thereof; provided, however, that the failure of any Indemnified Party to give such notice shall not relieve the Indemnifying Party of its obligations or liabilities pursuant to this Agreement, except to the extent that such failure shall have proximately and materially adversely prejudiced the Indemnifying Party.

 

An Indemnified Party shall have the right to employ separate counsel in any such Proceeding and to participate in the defense thereof, but the fees and expenses of such counsel shall be at the expense of such Indemnified Party or Parties unless: (x) the Indemnifying Party has agreed in writing to pay such fees and expenses; or (y) the Indemnifying Party shall have failed promptly to assume the defense of such Proceeding and to employ counsel reasonably satisfactory to such Indemnified Party in any such Proceeding; or (z) the named parties to any such Proceeding (including any impleaded parties) include both such Indemnified Party and the Indemnifying Party, and such Indemnified Party shall have been advised by counsel that a conflict of interest is likely to exist if the same counsel were to represent such Indemnified Party and the Indemnifying Party (in which case, if such Indemnified Party notifies the Indemnifying Party in writing that it elects to employ separate counsel at the expense of the Indemnifying Party, the Indemnifying Party shall not have the right to assume the defense thereof and such counsel shall be at the expense of the Indemnifying Party).  The Indemnifying Party shall not be liable for any settlement of any such Proceeding effected without its written consent, which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld or delayed.  No Indemnifying Party shall, without the prior written consent of the Indemnified Party, effect any settlement of any pending Proceeding in respect of which any Indemnified Party is a party, unless such settlement includes an unconditional release of such Indemnified Party from all liability on claims that are the subject matter of such Proceeding.

 

All fees and expenses of the Indemnified Party (including reasonable fees and expenses to the extent incurred in connection with investigating or preparing to defend such Proceeding in a manner not inconsistent with this Section 12(c)) shall be paid to the Indemnified Party, as incurred, within ten (10) Business Days of written notice thereof to the Indemnifying Party (regardless of whether it is ultimately determined that an Indemnified Party is not entitled to indemnification hereunder; provided, however, that the Indemnifying Party may require such Indemnified Party to undertake to reimburse all such fees and expenses to the extent it is finally judicially determined that such Indemnified Party is not entitled to indemnification hereunder).

 

(iv)          Contribution.  If a claim for indemnification under Section 12(c)(i) or Section 12(c)(ii) is unavailable to an Indemnified Party (by reason of public policy or otherwise), then each Indemnifying Party, in lieu of indemnifying such Indemnified Party, shall contribute to the amount paid or payable by such Indemnified Party as a result of such Losses, in such proportion as is appropriate

 

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to reflect the relative fault of the Indemnifying Party and Indemnified Party in connection with the actions, statements or omissions that resulted in such Losses as well as any other relevant equitable considerations.  The relative fault of such Indemnifying Party and Indemnified Party shall be determined by reference to, among other things, whether any action in question, including any untrue or alleged untrue statement of a material fact or omission or alleged omission of a material fact, has been taken or made by, or relates to information supplied by, such Indemnifying, Party or Indemnified Party, and the parties’ relative intent, knowledge, access to information and opportunity to correct or prevent such action, statement or omission.  The amount paid or payable by a party as a result of any Losses shall be deemed to include, subject to the limitations set forth in Section 12(c)(iii), any reasonable attorneys’ or other reasonable fees or expenses incurred by such party in connection with any Proceeding to the extent such party would have been indemnified for such fees or expenses if the indemnification provided for in this Section was available to such party in accordance with its terms.

 

The parties hereto agree that it would not be just and equitable if contribution pursuant to this Section 12(c)(iv) were determined by pro rata allocation or by any other method of allocation that does not take into account the equitable considerations referred to in the immediately preceding paragraph. Notwithstanding the provisions of this Section 12(c)(iv), no Holder shall be required to contribute, in the aggregate, any amount in excess of the amount of the proceeds actually received by such Holder from the sale of the Registrable Securities subject to the proceeding.  No Person guilty of fraudulent misrepresentation (within the meaning of Section 11(f) of the Securities Act) shall be entitled to contribution from any Person who was not guilty of such fraudulent misrepresentation.

 

The indemnity and contribution agreements contained in this Section are in addition to any liability that the Indemnifying Parties may have to the Indemnified Parties.

 

13.           Notices.  Any and all notices or other communications or deliveries hereunder (including, without limitation, any Exercise Notice) shall be in writing and shall be deemed given and effective on the earliest of (i) the date of transmission, if such notice or communication is delivered via facsimile at the facsimile number specified in this Section prior to 5:00 p.m. (California time) on a Business Day, (ii) the next Business Day after the date of transmission, if such notice or communication is delivered via facsimile at the facsimile number specified in this Section on a day that is not a Business Day or later than 5:00 p.m. (California time) on any Business Day, (iii) the Business Day following the date of mailing, if sent by nationally recognized overnight courier service, or (iv) upon actual receipt by the party to whom such notice is required to be given.  The addresses for such communications shall be:  (i) if to the Company, to EMRISE Corporation, 9485 Haven Avenue, Suite 100, Rancho Cucamonga, California 91730, Attn: President, or to Facsimile No.: (909) 987-5186 (or such other address as the Company shall indicate in writing in accordance with this Section), or (ii) if to the Holder, to

 

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the address or facsimile number appearing on the Warrant Register or such other address or facsimile number as the Holder may provide to the Company in accordance with this Section.

 

14.           Warrant Agent.  The Company shall serve as warrant agent under this Warrant.  Upon ten (10) days’ notice to the Holder, the Company may appoint a new warrant agent.  Any corporation into which the Company or any new warrant agent may be merged or any corporation resulting from any consolidation to which the Company or any new warrant agent shall be a party or any corporation to which the Company or any new warrant agent transfers substantially all of its corporate trust or shareholders services business shall be a successor warrant agent under this Warrant without any further act.  Any such successor warrant agent shall promptly cause notice of its succession as warrant agent to be mailed (by first class mail, postage prepaid) to the Holder at the Holder’s last address as shown on the Warrant Register.

 

15.           Holder Status.  The Holder is an “accredited investor” as defined in Rule 501(a) under the Securities Act or a “qualified institutional buyer” as defined in Rule 144A(a) under the Securities Act.

 

16.           Miscellaneous.

 

(a)           This Warrant shall be binding on and inure to the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective successors and assigns.  Subject to the preceding sentence, nothing in this Warrant shall be construed to give to any Person other than the Company and the Holder any legal or equitable right, remedy or cause of action under this Warrant.  This Warrant may be amended only in writing signed by the Company and the Holder and their successors and assigns.

 

(b)           THE CORPORATE LAWS OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE SHALL GOVERN ALL ISSUES CONCERNING THE RELATIVE RIGHTS OF THE COMPANY AND ITS SHAREHOLDERS.  ALL QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE CONSTRUCTION, VALIDITY, ENFORCEMENT AND INTERPRETATION OF THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE.  THE COMPANY AND HOLDER HEREBY IRREVOCABLY SUBMIT TO THE NON-EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION OF THE STATE AND FEDERAL COURTS SITTING IN THE COUNTY OF ORANGE, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, FOR THE ADJUDICATION OF ANY DISPUTE BROUGHT BY THE COMPANY OR HOLDER HEREUNDER, IN CONNECTION HEREWITH OR WITH ANY TRANSACTION CONTEMPLATED HEREBY OR DISCUSSED HEREIN (INCLUDING WITH RESPECT TO THE ENFORCEMENT OF THIS WARRANT, AND HEREBY IRREVOCABLY WAIVE, AND AGREE NOT TO ASSERT IN ANY SUIT, ACTION OR PROCEEDING BROUGHT BY THE COMPANY OR ANY HOLDER, ANY CLAIM THAT IT IS NOT PERSONALLY SUBJECT TO THE JURISDICTION OF ANY SUCH COURT, OR THAT SUCH SUIT, ACTION OR PROCEEDING IS IMPROPER.  EACH PARTY HEREBY IRREVOCABLY WAIVES PERSONAL SERVICE OF PROCESS AND CONSENTS TO PROCESS BEING SERVED IN ANY SUCH SUIT, ACTION OR PROCEEDING BY MAILING A COPY THEREOF VIA REGISTERED OR CERTIFIED MAIL OR OVERNIGHT DELIVERY (WITH

 

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EVIDENCE OF DELIVERY) TO SUCH PARTY AT THE ADDRESS IN EFFECT FOR NOTICES TO IT UNDER THIS AGREEMENT AND AGREES THAT SUCH SERVICE SHALL CONSTITUTE GOOD AND SUFFICIENT SERVICE OF PROCESS AND NOTICE THEREOF.  NOTHING CONTAINED HEREIN SHALL BE DEEMED TO LIMIT IN ANY WAY ANY RIGHT TO SERVE PROCESS IN ANY MANNER PERMITTED BY LAW.  THE COMPANY AND HOLDER HEREBY WAIVE ALL RIGHTS TO A TRIAL BY JURY.

 

(c)           The headings herein are for convenience only, do not constitute a part of this Warrant and shall not be deemed to limit or affect any of the provisions hereof.

 

(d)           In case any one or more of the provisions of this Warrant shall be invalid or unenforceable in any respect, the validity and enforceability of the remaining terms and provisions of this Warrant shall not in any way be affected or impaired thereby and the parties will attempt in good faith to agree upon a valid and enforceable provision which shall be a commercially reasonable substitute therefor, and upon so agreeing, shall incorporate such substitute provision in this Warrant.

 

(e)           Prior to exercise of this Warrant, the Holder hereof shall not, by reason of by being a Holder, be entitled to any rights of a shareholder with respect to the Warrant Shares.

 

(f)            This Warrant may be transferred by the original Holder to any other Person provided such Person is an “accredited investor” as defined in Rule 501(a) under the Securities Act or a “qualified institutional buyer” as defined in Rule 144A(a) under the Securities Act.

 

[Signature Page Follows]

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Company has caused this Warrant to be duly executed by its authorized officer as of the date first indicated above.

 

 

EMRISE CORPORATION

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Carmine T. Oliva

 

 

Carmine T. Oliva, President and

 

 

Chief Executive Officer

 

[Signature Page to Warrant]

 



 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Holder has caused this Warrant to be duly executed by its authorized officer as of the date first indicated above.

 

 

 

PRIVATE EQUITY MANAGEMENT GROUP
LLC

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Todd Gillespie

 

Name: Todd Gillespie

 

Title: Senior Managing Director

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Peter Paul Mendel

 

Name: Peter Paul Mendel

 

Title:

Managing Director, Chief
Compliance Officer

 



 

EXERCISE NOTICE
EMRISE CORPORATION
WARRANT DATED NOVEMBER 30, 2007

 

The undersigned Holder hereby irrevocably elects to purchase                             shares of Common Stock pursuant to the above referenced Warrant.  Capitalized terms used herein and not otherwise defined have the respective meanings set forth in the Warrant.

 

(1)                                  The undersigned Holder hereby exercises its right to purchase                                    Warrant Shares pursuant to the Warrant.

 

(2)                                  The Holder intends that payment of the Exercise Price shall be made as (check one):

 

                    “Cash Exercise” under Section 4(a).

 

                    “Cashless Exercise” under Section 4(b).

 

(3)                                  If the Holder has elected a Cash Exercise, the Holder shall pay the sum of $                         to the Company in accordance with the terms of the Warrant.

 

(4)                                  Pursuant to this Exercise Notice, the Company shall deliver to the Holder                                Warrant Shares in accordance with the terms of the Warrant.

 

(5)                                  The undersigned represents that it has and will comply with the prospectus delivery requirements, if any, of the Securities Act.

 

Dated:

                      ,                 

 

Name of Holder:

 

 

 

(Print)

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

 

 

Name:

 

 

Title:

 

 

 

 

(Signature must conform in all respects to name of holder as specified on the face of the Warrant)

 

[Exercise Notice]

 



 

Warrant Shares Exercise Log

 

Date

 

Number of Warrant
Shares Available to be
Exercised

 

Number of Warrant Shares
Exercised

 

Number of
Warrant Shares
Remaining to
be Exercised

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[Warrant Exercise Log]

 



 

EMRISE CORPORATION
WARRANT ORIGINALLY ISSUED NOVEMBER 30, 2007
WARRANT NO. PEM-1

 

FORM OF ASSIGNMENT

 

[To be completed and signed only upon transfer of Warrant]

 

FOR VALUE RECEIVED, the undersigned hereby sells, assigns and transfers unto                                                                  the right represented by the above-captioned Warrant to purchase                           shares of Common Stock to which such Warrant relates and appoints                                  attorney to transfer said right on the books of the Company with full power of substitution in the premises.

 

Dated:

                              ,             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Signature must conform in all respects to name of
holder as specified on the face of the Warrant)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Address of Transferee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the presence of:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[Form of Assignment]