THIS CONVERTIBLE NOTE PURCHASE AGREEMENT (this Agreement) is made on this day of July, 2006, by and among Synova Healthcare Group, Inc., a Nevada corporation (the Company), and each of the parties listed on Schedule 1.1 attached hereto (each a Purchaser and collectively the Purchasers). As a matter of convenience, in the event that this Agreement relates to one sole Purchaser rather than multiple Purchasers, any references to Purchasers herein shall refer to such sole Purchaser.
WHEREAS, this Agreement is one in a series of agreements relating to the offer and sale by the Company (the Offering) of up to an aggregate of $2,000,000 of the Companys 2006 Convertible Bridge Notes (each a Note and all of the 2006 Convertible Bridge Notes issued pursuant to this Offering, the Notes), the form of which is attached hereto as Exhibit A, together with Common Stock Warrants (each a Warrant and all of the Common Stock Warrants, the Warrants), the form of which is attached hereto as Exhibit B;
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the foregoing premises, the premises, covenants and conditions set forth herein, and certain other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, and intending to be legally bound, the parties hereby agree as follows:
1.1. Definitions. In addition to the terms defined elsewhere in this Agreement, for all purposes of this Agreement, the following terms have the meanings indicated in this Section 1.1:
Affiliate means any Person that, directly or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, controls or is controlled by or is under common control with a Person as such terms are used in and construed under Rule 144. With respect to a Purchaser, any investment fund or managed account that is managed on a discretionary basis by the same investment manager as such Purchaser will be deemed to be an Affiliate of such Purchaser.
Closing means the closing of the purchase and sale of the Notes and Warrants pursuant to Section 2.3.
Closing Date means the Trading Day when all of the Transaction Documents have been executed and delivered by the applicable parties thereto, and all conditions precedent to (i) the Purchasers obligations to pay the Note Amount and (ii) the Companys obligations to deliver the Notes and Warrants have been satisfied or waived.
Commission means the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.
Common Stock means the common stock of the Company, $.001 par value per share.
Effective Date means the date that the Registration Statement is first declared effective by the Commission.
Exchange Act means the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
Liens means a lien, charge, security interest, encumbrance, right of first refusal, preemptive right or other restriction.
Material Adverse Effect shall have the meaning ascribed to such term in Section 3.1(b).
Note shall have the meaning ascribed to such term in the recital.
Note Amount means, as to each Purchaser, the amounts set forth below such Purchasers signature on the signature page hereto, in United States dollars and in immediately available funds.
Note Shares means the shares of common stock issuable upon conversion of the Notes.
Person means an individual or corporation, partnership, trust, incorporated or unincorporated association, joint venture, limited liability company, joint stock company, government (or an agency or subdivision thereof) or other entity of any kind.
Principal Market initially means The OTC Bulletin Board and shall also include the NASDAQ Small-Cap Market, the New York Stock Exchange, the Nasdaq National Market or the American Stock Exchange, whichever is at the time the principal trading exchange or market for the Common Stock, based upon share volume.
Proceeding means an action, claim, suit, investigation or proceeding (including, without limitation, an investigation or partial proceeding, such as a deposition), whether commenced or threatened.
Registration Rights Agreement means the Registration Rights Agreement, dated as of the date of this Agreement, among the Company and each Purchaser, in the form of Exhibit C hereto.
Registration Statement means a registration statement meeting the requirements set forth in the Registration Rights Agreement and covering the resale by the Purchasers of the Note Shares and the Warrant Shares.
Required Approvals shall have the meaning ascribed to such term in Section 3.1(e).
Rule 144 means Rule 144 promulgated by the Commission 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 Commission having substantially the same effect as such Rule.
SEC Reports shall have the meaning ascribed to such term in Section 3.1(g).
Securities Act means the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
Subsidiary shall mean the subsidiaries of the Company, if any, referenced in Section 3. 1(a).
Trading Day means a day on which the Common Stock is traded on a Principal Market.
Transaction Documents means this Agreement, the Registration Rights Agreement, the Notes, any Warrants and any other documents or agreements executed in connection with the transactions contemplated hereunder.
Warrants means the warrants issued to each Purchaser to purchase shares of Common Stock, in the form of Exhibit B hereto.
Warrant Shares means the shares of Common Stock issuable upon exercise of the Warrants.
PURCHASE, SALE AND CLOSING
2.1. Sale and Purchase of the Notes and the Warrants. The Company agrees to sell to each Purchaser and each Purchaser agrees to purchase from the Company, a Note and a Warrant, with the Note being in the principal amount set forth below such Purchasers signature on the signature page, in United States dollars and with the Warrant being exercisable into the number of Warrant Shares determined by the following formula: (i) the Note Amount multiplied by 30% divided by (ii) the exercise price as adjusted from time to time as provided in the Warrant.
2.2. Purchase Price. The aggregate purchase price to be paid by the Purchasers for the Notes and Warrants at the Closing shall be up to Two Million Dollars ($2,000,000) (the Purchase Price).
2.3. Closing Date. Subject to the satisfaction of the conditions set forth in Section 2.5 hereof (or the waiver thereof by the party entitled to waive that condition), the closing of the purchase and sale of the Notes and the Warrants provided for in Section 2.1 hereof (the Closing) shall take place at 10:00 a.m. at the offices of the Company, 1400 North Providence
Road, Building II, Suite 6010, Media, Pennsylvania on the date hereof, or at such other place and on such other date as the Company and the Purchasers may mutually agree. The date on which the Closing shall be held is referred to in this Agreement as the Closing Date.
2.4. Delivery of Note and Warrant. At the Closing, (i) the Company shall deliver to each Purchaser the applicable Note and Warrant, against payment by such Purchaser of the Note Amount by wire transfer of immediately available funds to an account designated in writing by the Company or by such other method as the Company and the Purchasers may mutually agree and (ii) the parties shall make the other deliveries provided in Section 2.5 hereof.
2.5. Closing Conditions; Deliveries
(a) On the Closing Date, the Company shall deliver or cause to be delivered to each Purchaser the following:
(i) this Agreement duly executed by the Company;
(ii) the Note duly executed by the Company;
(iii) the Warrant duly executed by the Company; and
(iv) the Registration Rights Agreement duly executed by the Company.
(b) On the Closing Date, each Purchaser shall deliver or cause to be delivered to the Company the following:
(i) this Agreement duly executed by such Purchaser;
(ii) such Purchasers Note Amount by wire transfer to the account as specified in writing by the Company; and
(iii) the Registration Rights Agreement duly executed by such Purchaser.
(c) The obligations of the parties are subject to the following additional conditions:
(i) All representations and warranties of the other party contained herein shall remain true and correct as of the Closing Date and all covenants of the other party shall have been performed if due prior to such date.
(ii) From the date hereof to the Closing Date, trading in the Common Stock shall not have been suspended by the Commission (except for any suspension of trading of limited duration agreed to by the Company, which suspension shall be terminated prior to the Closing), and, at any time prior to the Closing Date, trading in securities generally as reported by Bloomberg Financial Markets shall not have been suspended or limited, or minimum prices shall
not have been established on securities whose trades are reported by such service, or on any Principal Market, nor shall a banking moratorium have been declared either by the United States or New York State authorities nor shall there have occurred any material outbreak or escalation of hostilities or other national or international calamity of such magnitude in its effect on, or any material adverse change in, any financial market which, in each case, in the reasonable judgment of each Purchaser, makes it impracticable or inadvisable to purchase the Notes at the Closing.
(iii) There shall not then be in effect any legal or other order enjoining or restraining the transactions contemplated by this Agreement.
(iv) There shall not be in effect any law, rule or regulation prohibiting or restricting such sale or requiring any consent or approval of any person to issue the Notes, the Note Shares, the Warrant or Warrant Shares which consent or approval shall not have been obtained (except as may otherwise be provided in this Agreement).
REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
3.1. Representations and Warranties of the Company. Except as set forth in the SEC Reports, the Company hereby makes the representations and warranties set forth below to each Purchaser:
(a) Subsidiaries. All of the direct and indirect subsidiaries of the Company are referenced in the SEC Reports. The Company owns, directly or indirectly, all of the capital stock or other equity interests of each Subsidiary free and clear of any Liens, and all the issued and outstanding shares of capital stock of each Subsidiary are validly issued and are fully paid, non-assessable and free of preemptive and similar rights to subscribe for or purchase securities.
(b) Organization and Qualification. Each of the Company and the Subsidiaries is an entity duly incorporated or otherwise organized, validly existing and in good standing under the laws of the jurisdiction of its incorporation or organization (as applicable), with the requisite power and authority to own and use its properties and assets and to carry on its business as currently conducted. Neither the Company nor any Subsidiary is in violation or default of any of the provisions of its respective certificate or articles of incorporation, bylaws or other organizational or charter documents. Each of the Company and the Subsidiaries is duly qualified to conduct business and is in good standing as a foreign corporation or other entity in each jurisdiction in which the nature of the business conducted or property owned by it makes such qualification necessary, except where the failure to be so qualified or in good standing, as the case may be, could not have or reasonably be expected to result in (i) a material adverse effect on the legality, validity or enforceability of any Transaction Document, (ii) a material adverse effect on the results of operations, assets, business or financial condition of the Company and the Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, or (iii) a material adverse effect on the Companys ability to perform in any material respect on a timely basis its obligations under any Transaction Document (any of (i), (ii) or (iii), a Material Adverse Effect) and no Proceeding has been instituted in any such jurisdiction revoking, limiting or curtailing or seeking to revoke, limit or curtail such power and authority or qualification.
(c) Authorization; Enforcement. The Company has the requisite corporate power and authority to enter into and to consummate the transactions contemplated by each of the Transaction Documents and otherwise to carry out its obligations thereunder. The execution and delivery of each of the Transaction Documents by the Company and the consummation by it of the transactions contemplated thereby have been duly authorized by all necessary action on the part of the Company and no further action is required by the Company in connection therewith other than in connection with the Required Approvals. Each Transaction Document has been (or upon delivery will have been) duly executed by the Company and, when delivered in accordance with the terms hereof, will constitute the valid and binding obligation of the Company enforceable against the Company in accordance with its terms except (i) as limited by applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium and other laws of general application affecting enforcement of creditors rights generally, (ii) as limited by laws relating to the availability of specific performance, injunctive relief or other equitable remedies and (iii) insofar as indemnification and contribution provisions may be limited by applicable law.
(d) No Conflicts. The execution, delivery and performance of the Transaction Documents by the Company, the issuance and sale of the Notes and Warrant and the consummation by the Company of the other transactions contemplated thereby do not and will not (i) conflict with or violate any provision of the Companys or any Subsidiarys certificate or articles of incorporation, bylaws or other organizational or charter documents, or (ii) conflict with, or constitute a default (or an event that with notice or lapse of time or both would become a default) under, result in the creation of any Lien upon any of the properties or assets of the Company or any Subsidiary, or give to others any rights of termination, amendment, acceleration or cancellation (with or without notice, lapse of time or both) of, any agreement, credit facility, debt or other instrument (evidencing a Company or Subsidiary debt or otherwise) or other understanding to which the Company or any Subsidiary is a party or by which any property or asset of the Company or any Subsidiary is bound or affected, or (iii) subject to the Required Approvals, conflict with or result in a violation of any law, rule, regulation, order, judgment, injunction, decree or other restriction of any court or governmental authority to which the Company or a Subsidiary is subject (including federal and state securities laws and regulations), or by which any property or asset of the Company or a Subsidiary is bound or affected; except in the case of each of clauses (ii) and (iii), such as could not have or reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.
(e) Filings, Consents and Approvals. The Company is not required to obtain any consent, waiver, authorization or order of, give any notice to, or make any filing or registration with, any court or other federal, state, local or other governmental authority or other Person in connection with the execution, delivery and performance by the Company of the Transaction Documents, other than the filing of Form D with the Commission and such filings as are required to be made under applicable federal and state securities laws (collectively, the Required Approvals).
(f) Issuance or Conversion. On the date upon which Notes are converted to the Note Shares, and on each date on which the Warrants are exercised, the Note Shares and Warrant Shares (as case may be) shall be duly authorized and, when issued and paid for in accordance with the Transaction Documents, will be duly and validly issued, fully paid and
nonassessable, free and clear of all Liens imposed by the Company other than restrictions on transfer provided for in the Transaction Documents. The Company has reserved from its duly authorized capital stock the maximum number of shares of Common Stock issuable pursuant to this Agreement. The issuance and sale of the Notes, Note Shares, Warrants or Warrant Shares contemplated hereby will not give rise to any preemptive rights or rights of first refusal on behalf of any Person.
(g) SEC Reports; Financial Statements. The Company has filed all reports required to be filed by it under the Securities Act and the Exchange Act, including pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) thereof, for the two years preceding the date hereof (or such shorter period as the Company was required by law to file such material) (the foregoing materials, including the exhibits thereto, being collectively referred to herein as the SEC Reports) on a timely basis (except for certain Forms 8-K, which may not have been timely filed) or has received a valid extension of such time of filing and has filed any such SEC Reports prior to the expiration of any such extension. As of their respective dates, the SEC Reports complied in all material respects with the requirements of the Securities Act and the Exchange Act and the rules and regulations of the Commission promulgated thereunder, and none of the SEC Reports, when filed, contained any untrue statement of a material fact or omitted to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary in order to make the statements therein, in light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading. The financial statements of the Company included in the SEC Reports comply in all material respects with applicable accounting requirements and the rules and regulations of the Commission with respect thereto as in effect at the time of filing. Such financial statements have been prepared in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles applied on a consistent basis during the periods involved (GAAP), except as may be otherwise specified in such financial statements or the notes thereto and except that unaudited financial statements may not contain all footnotes required by GAAP, and fairly present in all material respects the financial position of the Company and its consolidated subsidiaries as of and for the dates thereof and the results of operations and cash flows for the periods then ended, subject, in the case of unaudited statements, to normal, immaterial, year-end audit adjustments.
(h) Material Changes. Since the date of the latest audited financial statements included within the SEC Reports, except as specifically disclosed in the SEC Reports, there has been no event, occurrence or development that has had or that could reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.
(i) Sarbanes-Oxley: Internal Accounting Controls. The Company is in material compliance with all provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and the rules promulgated there under which are applicable to it as of the Closing Date.
(j) Certain Fees. Except for The Keystone Equities Group, L.P. (Placement Agent), no brokerage or finders fees or commissions are or will be payable by the Company to any broker, financial advisor or consultant, finder, placement agent, investment banker, bank or other Person with respect to the transactions contemplated by this Agreement.
(k) Private Placement. Assuming the accuracy of the Purchasers representations and warranties set forth in Section 3.2, no registration under the Securities Act is required for the offer and sale of the Notes or the Warrants by the Company to the Purchasers as contemplated hereby. The issuance and sale of the Notes, Note Shares and the Warrants hereunder does not contravene the rules and regulations of the Principal Market.
(l) Investment Company. The Company is not, and is not an Affiliate of, and immediately after receipt of payment for the Notes, will not be or be an Affiliate of, an investment company within the meaning of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended.
(m) Listing and Maintenance Requirements. The Companys Common Stock is registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Exchange Act, and the Company has taken no action designed to, or which to its knowledge is likely to have the effect of, terminating the registration of the Common Stock under the Exchange Act nor has the Company received any notification that the Commission is contemplating terminating such registration. The Company has not, in the 12 months preceding the date hereof, received notice from any Principal Market on which the Common Stock is or has been listed or quoted to the effect that the Company is not in compliance with the listing or maintenance requirements of such Principal Market. The Company is, and has no reason to believe that it will not in the foreseeable future continue to be, in compliance in all material respects with all such listing and maintenance requirements.
(n) Application of Takeover Protections. The Company and its Board of Directors have taken all necessary action, if any, in order to render inapplicable to the issuance of the Notes, the Note Shares and the Warrant Shares any control share acquisition, business combination, poison pill (including any distribution under a rights agreement) or other similar anti-takeover provision under the Companys Certificate of Incorporation (or similar charter documents) or the laws of its state of incorporation that is or could become applicable to the Purchasers as a result of the Purchasers and the Company fulfilling their obligations or exercising their rights under the Transaction Documents.
(o) Disclosure. The Company confirms that, neither the Company nor any other Person acting on its behalf has provided any of the Purchasers or their agents or counsel with any information that constitutes or might constitute material, non-public information. The Company understands and confirms that the Purchasers will rely on the foregoing representations and covenants in effecting transactions in securities of the Company. The Company acknowledges and agrees that no Purchaser makes or has made any representations or warranties with respect to the transactions contemplated hereby other than those specifically set forth in Section 3.2 hereof.
(p) No Integrated Offering. Assuming the accuracy of the Purchasers representations and warranties set forth in Section 3.2, neither the Company, nor any of its affiliates, nor any Person acting on its or their behalf has, directly or indirectly, made any offers or sales of any security or solicited any offers to buy any security, under circumstances that would cause this offering of the Notes, Note Shares, Warrant and Warrant Shares to be integrated with prior offerings by the Company for purposes and in violation of the Securities Act or any applicable shareholder approval provisions, including, without limitation, under the rules and regulations of any exchange or automated quotation system on which any of the securities of the Company are listed or designated.
(q) General Solicitation. Neither the Company or, the Companys knowledge, any person acting on behalf of the Company, has offered or sold any of the Notes or Warrants by any form of general solicitation or general advertising. The Company has offered the Notes and the Warrants for sale only to the Purchasers and certain other persons that the Company reasonably believes are accredited investors within the meaning of Rule 501 under the Securities Act.
(r) Acknowledgment Regarding Purchasers Purchase of Shares. The Company acknowledges and agrees that each of the Purchasers is acting solely in the capacity of an arms length purchaser with respect to the Transaction Documents and the transactions contemplated hereby. The Company further acknowledges that no Purchaser is acting as a financial advisor or fiduciary of the Company (or in any similar capacity) with respect to this Agreement and the transactions contemplated hereby and any advice given by any Purchaser or any of their respective representatives or agents in connection with this Agreement and the transactions contemplated hereby is merely incidental to the Purchasers purchase of the Notes and Warrants. The Company further represents to each Purchaser that the Companys decision to enter into this Agreement has been based solely on the independent evaluation of the transactions contemplated hereby by the Company and its representatives.
3.2. Representations and Warranties of the Purchasers. Each Purchaser hereby, for itself and for no other Purchaser, represents and warrants as of the date hereof and as of the Closing Date to the Company as follows:
(a) Organization; Authority. Such Purchaser is an entity duly organized, validly existing and in good standing under the laws of the jurisdiction of its organization with full right, corporate or partnership power and authority to enter into and to consummate the transactions contemplated by the Transaction Documents and otherwise to carry out its obligations thereunder. The execution, delivery and performance by such Purchaser of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement have been duly authorized by all necessary corporate or similar action on the part of such Purchaser. Each Transaction Document to which it is a party has been duly executed by such Purchaser, and when delivered by such Purchaser in accordance with the terms hereof, will constitute the valid and legally binding obligation of such Purchaser, enforceable against it in accordance with its terms, except (i) as limited by general equitable principles and applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium and other laws of general application affecting enforcement of creditors rights generally, (ii) as limited by laws relating to the availability of specific performance, injunctive relief or other equitable remedies and (iii) insofar as indemnification and contribution provisions may be limited by applicable law.
(b) No Conflicts. The execution, delivery and performance of the Transaction Documents by such Purchaser, the issuance and sale of the Notes and Warrant to such Purchaser and the consummation by such Purchaser of the other transactions contemplated thereby do not and will not (i) conflict with or violate any provision of such Purchasers certificate or articles of
incorporation, bylaws or other organizational or charter documents, or (ii) subject to the Required Approvals, conflict with or result in a violation of any law, rule, regulation, order, judgment, injunction, decree or other restriction of any court or governmental authority to which such Purchaser is subject (including federal and state securities laws and regulations), or by which any property or asset of such Purchaser is bound or affected.
(c) Investment Intent. Such Purchaser understands that the Notes, Note Shares, Warrants and Warrant Shares are restricted securities and have not been registered under the Securities Act or any applicable state securities law and is acquiring such securities as principal for its own account for investment purposes only and not with a view to or for distributing or reselling such securities or any part thereof, has no present intention of distributing any of such securities and has no arrangement or understanding with any other persons regarding the distribution of such securities (this representation and warranty not limiting such Purchasers right to sell such securities pursuant to the Registration Statement or otherwise in compliance with applicable federal and state securities laws). Such Purchaser is acquiring such securities hereunder in the ordinary course of its business. Such Purchaser does not have any agreement or understanding, directly or indirectly, with any Person to distribute any of such securities.
(d) Purchaser Status. At the time such Purchaser was offered the Notes, Note Shares, Warrants and Warrant Shares it was, at the date hereof and on each date on which it exercises any of the Warrants or converts any Notes it will be, either: (i) an accredited investor as defined in Rule 501(a)(l), (a)(2), (a)(3), (a)(7) or (a)(8) under the Securities Act or (ii) a qualified institutional buyer as defined in Rule 144A(a) under the Securities Act. Such Purchaser is not required to be registered as a broker-dealer under Section 15 of the Exchange Act.
(e) Experience of Such Purchaser. Such Purchaser, either alone or together with its representatives, has such knowledge, sophistication and experience in business and financial matters so as to be capable of evaluating the merits and risks of the prospective investment in the Notes, Note Shares, Warrants and Warrant Shares, and has so evaluated the merits and risks of such investment. Such Purchaser is able to bear the economic risk of an investment in securities and, at the present time, is able to afford a complete loss of such investment.
(f) General Solicitation. Such Purchaser is not purchasing the Notes, Note Shares, Warrants and Warrant Shares as a result of any advertisement, article, notice or other communication regarding such securities published in any newspaper, magazine or similar media or broadcast over television or radio or presented at any seminar or any other general solicitation or general advertisement.
(g) Ownership of Company Stock. The purchase by each Purchaser of the Notes, Note Shares, Warrants and Warrant Shares is issuable to it at the Closing will not result in such Purchaser (individually or together with other Persons with whom such Purchaser has identified, or will have identified, itself as part of a group in a public filing made with the Commission involving the Companys securities) acquiring, or obtaining the right to acquire, in
excess of 9.999% of the Common Stock or the voting power of the Company on a post transaction basis that assumes that the Closing shall have occurred.
The Company acknowledges and agrees that each Purchaser does not make or has not made any representations or warranties with respect to the transactions contemplated hereby other than those specifically set forth in this Section 3.2.
OTHER AGREEMENTS OF THE PARTIES
4.1. Transfer Restrictions. The Notes, Note Shares, Warrants and Warrant Shares may only be disposed of in compliance with state and federal securities laws. In connection with any transfer of such securities other than pursuant to an effective registration statement or Rule 144, the Company may require the transferor thereof to provide to the Company an opinion of counsel selected by the transferor and reasonably acceptable to the Company, the form and substance of which opinion shall be reasonably satisfactory to the Company, to the effect that such transfer does not require registration of such transferred Notes, Note Shares, Warrants or Warrant Shares under the Securities Act. As a condition of transfer, any such transferee shall agree in writing to be bound by the terms of this Agreement and shall have the rights of a Purchaser under this Agreement and the Registration Rights Agreement.
4.2. Furnishing of Information. As long as any Purchaser owns Notes, Note Shares, Warrant or Warrant Shares, the Company covenants to timely file (or obtain extensions in respect thereof and file within the applicable grace period) all reports required to be filed by the Company after the date hereof pursuant to the Exchange Act. As long as any Purchaser owns Notes, Note Shares, Warrants and Warrant Shares, if the Company is not required to file reports pursuant to the Exchange Act, it will prepare and furnish to the Purchasers and make publicly available in accordance with Rule 144(c) such information as is required for the Purchasers to sell such shares under Rule 144. The Company further covenants that it will take such further action as any holder of Notes and Warrants may reasonably request, all to the extent required from time to time to enable such Person to sell such Note Shares or Warrant Shares without registration under the Securities Act within the limitation of the exemptions provided by Rule 144.
4.3. Reimbursement. Upon a written undertaking satisfactory to the Company from any Purchaser or Placement Agreement that it will repay any amounts paid pursuant to this Section 4.3 upon a final determination of a court of competent jurisdiction that such persons were not entitled to such reimbursement or indemnification pursuant to Section 4.4, if any Purchaser or Placement Agent becomes involved in any capacity in any Proceeding by or against any Person who is a stockholder of the Company (except as a result of sales, pledges, margin sales and similar transactions by such Purchaser to or with any current stockholder), solely as a result of such Purchasers acquisition of the Notes, Note Shares, Warrant or Warrant Shares under this Agreement, the Company will reimburse such Purchaser and the Placement Agent for its reasonable legal and other expenses (including the cost of any investigation preparation and travel in connection therewith) incurred in connection therewith, as such expenses are incurred. The reimbursement obligations of the Company under this paragraph shall be in addition to any liability which the Company may otherwise have, shall extend upon the same terms and
conditions to any Affiliates of the Purchasers or the Placement Agent who are actually named in such action, proceeding or investigation, and partners, directors, agents, employees and controlling persons (if any), as the case may be, of the Purchasers, the Placement Agent and any of their Affiliates, and shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of any successors, assigns, heirs and personal representatives of the Company, the Purchasers, the Placement Agent and any of their Affiliates and any such Person. The Company also agrees that the Purchasers, the Placement Agent and their Affiliates, partners, directors, agents, employees or controlling persons shall have no liability to the Company or any Person asserting claims on behalf of or in right of the Company solely as a result of the Purchasers acquiring the Notes, Note Shares, Warrant or Warrant Shares under this Agreement.
4.4. Indemnification. Subject to the provisions of this Section 4.4, the Company will indemnify and hold the Purchasers, the Placement Agent and their directors, officers, shareholders, partners, employees and agents (each, a Purchaser Party) harmless from any and all losses, liabilities, obligations, claims, contingencies, damages, costs and expenses, including all judgments, amounts paid in settlements, court costs and reasonable attorneys fees and costs of investigation that any such Purchaser Party may suffer or incur as a result of or relating to (a) any breach of any of the representations, warranties, covenants or agreements made by the Company in this Agreement or in the other Transaction Documents or (b) any action instituted against a Purchaser, or any of them or their respective Affiliates, by any stockholder of the Company who is not an Affiliate of such Purchaser, with respect to any of the transactions contemplated by the Transaction Documents (unless such action is based upon a breach of such Purchasers representation, warranties or covenants under the Transaction Documents or any agreements or understandings such Purchaser may have with any such stockholder or any violations by the Purchaser of state or federal securities laws or any conduct by such Purchaser which constitutes fraud, gross negligence, willful misconduct or malfeasance). If any action shall be brought against any Purchaser Party in respect of which indemnity may be sought pursuant to this Agreement, such Purchaser Party shall promptly notify the Company in writing, and the Company shall have the right to assume the defense thereof with counsel of its own choosing. Any Purchaser Party shall have the right to employ separate counsel in any such action and participate in the defense thereof, but the fees and expenses of such counsel shall be at the expense of such Purchaser Party except to the extent that (i) the employment thereof has been specifically authorized by the Company in writing, (ii) the Company has failed after a reasonable period of time to assume such defense and to employ counsel or (iii) in such action there is, in the reasonable opinion of such separate counsel, a material conflict on any material issue between the position of the Company and the position of such Purchaser Party. The Company will not be liable to any Purchaser Party under this Agreement (i) for any settlement by an Purchaser Party effected without the Companys prior written consent, which shall not be unreasonably withheld or delayed; or (ii) to the extent, but only to the extent, that a loss, claim, damage or liability is attributable to any Purchaser Partys breach of any of the representations, warranties, covenants or agreements made by the Purchasers in this Agreement or in the other Transaction Documents.
4.5. Reservation of Common Stock. As of the date hereof, the Company has reserved and the Company shall continue to reserve and keep available at all times, free of preemptive rights, a sufficient number of shares of Common Stock for the purpose of enabling the Company to issue the Note Shares and Warrant Shares pursuant to this Agreement.
4.6. Listing of Common Stock. The Company hereby agrees to use best efforts to maintain the listing of the Common Stock on a Principal Market, and as soon as reasonably practicable following the Closing.
4.7. Equal Treatment of Purchasers. No consideration shall be offered or paid to any person to amend or consent to a waiver or modification of any provision of any of the Transaction Documents unless the same consideration is also offered to all of the parties to the Transaction Documents. For clarification purposes, this provision constitutes a separate right granted to each Purchaser by the Company and negotiated separately by each Purchaser, and is intended to treat the Purchasers as a class and shall not in any way be construed as the Purchasers acting in concert or as a group with respect to the purchase, disposition or voting.
5.1. Fees and Expenses. Except as otherwise set forth in this Agreement, each party shall pay the fees and expenses of its advisers, counsel, accountants and other experts, if any, and all other expenses incurred by such party incident to the negotiation, preparation, execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement. The Company shall pay all stamp and other taxes and duties levied in connection with the sale of the Notes, Note Shares, Warrants and Warrant Shares.
5.2. Entire Agreement. The Transaction Documents, together with the exhibits and schedules thereto, contain the entire understanding of the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersede all prior agreements and understandings, oral or written, with respect to such matters, which the parties acknowledge have been merged into such documents, exhibits and schedules.
5.3. Notices. Any and all notices or other communications or deliveries required or permitted to be provided hereunder shall be in writing and shall be deemed given and effective on the earliest of (a) the date of transmission, if such notice or communication is delivered via facsimile at the facsimile number set forth on the signature pages attached hereto prior to 6:30 p.m. (Eastern time) on a Trading Day, (b) the next Trading Day after the date of transmission, if such notice or communication is delivered via facsimile at the facsimile number set forth on the signature pages attached hereto on a day that is not a Trading Day or later than 6:30 p.m. (Eastern time) on any Trading Day, (c) the second Trading Day following the date of mailing, if sent by U.S. nationally recognized overnight courier service, or (d) upon actual receipt by the party to whom such notice is required to be given. The address for such notices and communications shall be as set forth on the signature pages attached hereto.
5.4. Amendments: Waivers. No provision of this Agreement may be waived or amended except in a written instrument signed, in the case of an amendment, by the Company and each Purchaser or, in the case of a waiver, by the party against whom enforcement of any such waiver is sought. No waiver of any default with respect to any provision, condition or
requirement of this Agreement shall be deemed to be a continuing waiver in the future or a waiver of any subsequent default or a waiver of any other provision, condition or requirement hereof, nor shall any delay or omission of either party to exercise any right hereunder in any manner impair the exercise of any such right.
5.5. Construction. The headings herein are for convenience only, do not constitute a part of this Agreement and shall not be deemed to limit or affect any of the provisions hereof. The language used in this Agreement will be deemed to be the language chosen by the parties to express their mutual intent, and no rules of strict construction will be applied against any party.
5.6. Successors and Assigns. This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties and their successors and permitted assigns. The Company may not assign this Agreement or any rights or obligations hereunder without the prior written consent of each Purchaser. Any Purchaser may assign any or all of its rights under this Agreement to any Person to whom such Purchaser assigns or transfers any Notes, Note Shares, Warrant and Warrant Shares, provided such transferee agrees in writing to be bound, with respect to the transferred Notes and Warrant Shares, by the provisions hereof that apply to the Purchasers, and provided that such transferee represents and warrants that it is an accredited investor or qualified institutional buyer as defined in Section 3.2(d).
5.7. No Third-Party Beneficiaries. This Agreement is intended for the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective successors and permitted assigns and is not for the benefit of, nor may any provision hereof be enforced by, any other Person, except as otherwise set forth in Sections 4.3 and 4.4.
5.8. Governing Law. All questions concerning the construction, validity, enforcement and interpretation of the Transaction Documents shall be governed by and construed and enforced in accordance with the internal laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, without regard to the principles of conflicts of law thereof. Each party hereby irrevocably submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts sitting in the Montgomery County for the adjudication of any dispute hereunder or in connection herewith or with any transaction contemplated hereby or discussed herein (including with respect to the enforcement of any of the Transaction Documents), and hereby irrevocably waives, and agrees not to assert in any suit, action or proceeding, any claim that it is not personally subject to the jurisdiction of any such court, that such suit, action or proceeding is improper or inconvenient venue for such proceeding. 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 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 parties hereby waive all rights to a trial by jury. If either party shall commence an action or proceeding to enforce any provisions of the Transaction Documents, then the prevailing party in such action or proceeding shall be reimbursed by the other party for its attorneys fees and other costs and expenses incurred with the investigation, preparation and prosecution of such action or proceeding.
5.9. Survival. The representations and warranties herein shall survive the Closing and delivery of the Notes and Warrants.
5.10. Execution. This Agreement may be executed in two or more counterparts, all of which when taken together shall be considered one and the same agreement and shall become effective when counterparts have been signed by each party and delivered to the other party, it being understood that both parties need not sign the same counterpart. In the event that any signature is delivered by facsimile transmission, such signature shall create a valid and binding obligation of the party executing (or on whose behalf such signature is executed) with the same force and effect as if such facsimile signature page were an original thereof.
5.11. Severability. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable in any respect, the validity and enforceability of the remaining terms and provisions of this Agreement shall not in any way be affected or impaired thereby and the parties will attempt to agree upon a valid and enforceable provision that is a reasonable substitute therefor, and upon so agreeing, shall incorporate such substitute provision in this Agreement.
5.12. Rescission and Withdrawal Right. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in (and without limiting any similar provisions of) the Transaction Documents, whenever any Purchaser exercises a right, election, demand or option under a Transaction Document and the Company does not timely perform its related obligations within the periods therein provided, then such Purchaser may rescind or withdraw, in its sole discretion from time to time upon written notice to the Company, any relevant notice, demand or election in whole or in part without prejudice to its future actions and rights.
5.13. Replacement. If any certificate or instrument evidencing any Note, Note Shares, Warrant and Warrant Shares is mutilated, lost, stolen or destroyed, the Company shall issue or cause to be issued in exchange and substitution for and upon cancellation thereof, or in lieu of and substitution therefor, a new certificate or instrument, but only upon receipt of evidence reasonably satisfactory to the Company of such loss, theft or destruction and customary and reasonable indemnity, if requested. The applicants for a new certificate or instrument under such circumstances shall also pay any reasonable third-party costs associated with the issuance of such replacement Note, Note Shares, Warrant and Warrant Shares.
5.14. Remedies. In addition to being entitled to exercise all rights provided herein or granted by law, including recovery of damages, each of the Purchasers and the Company will be entitled to specific performance under the Transaction Documents. The parties agree that monetary damages may not be adequate compensation for any loss incurred by reason of any breach of obligations described in the foregoing sentence and hereby agrees to waive in any action for specific performance of any such obligation the defense that a remedy at law would be adequate.
5.15. Payment Set Aside. To the extent that the Company makes a payment or payments to any Purchaser pursuant to any Transaction Document or a Purchaser enforces or exercises its rights thereunder, and such payment or payments or the proceeds of such enforcement or exercise or any part thereof are subsequently invalidated, declared to be fraudulent or preferential, set aside, recovered from, disgorged by or are required to be refunded, repaid or otherwise restored to the Company, a trustee, receiver or any other person under any law (including, without limitation, any bankruptcy law, state or federal law, common law or equitable cause of action), then to the extent of any such restoration the obligation or part thereof originally intended to be satisfied shall be revived and continued in full force and effect as if such payment had not been made or such enforcement or setoff had not occurred.
5.16. Independent Nature of Purchasers Obligations and Rights. The obligations of each Purchaser under any Transaction Document are several and not joint with the obligations of any other Purchaser, and no Purchaser shall be responsible hi any way for the performance of the obligations of any other Purchaser under any Transaction Document. Nothing contained herein or in any Transaction Document, and no action taken by any Purchaser pursuant thereto, shall be deemed to constitute the Purchasers as a partnership, an association, a joint venture or any other kind of entity, or create a presumption that the Purchasers are in any way acting in concert or as a group with respect to such obligations or the transactions contemplated by the Transaction Document. Each Purchaser shall be entitled to independently protect and enforce its rights, including without limitation, the rights arising out of this Agreement or out of the other Transaction Documents, and it shall not be necessary for any other Purchaser to be joined as an additional party in any proceeding for such purpose. Each Purchaser has been represented by its own separate legal counsel in their review and negotiation of the Transaction Documents. The Company has elected to provide all Purchasers with the same terms and Transaction Documents for the convenience of the Company and not because it was required or requested to do so by the Purchasers.
(Signature Page Follows)
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Convertible Note Purchase Agreement to be duly executed by their respective authorized signatories as of the date first indicated above.
|SYNOVA HEALTHCARE GROUP, INC.|
[REMAINDER OF PAGE INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK
SIGNATURE PAGES FOR PURCHASERS FOLLOW]
[PURCHASER SIGNATURE PAGES TO SYNOVA CONVERTIBLE NOTE PURCHASE AGREEMENT]
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned have caused this Convertible Note Purchase Agreement to be duly executed by their respective authorized signatories as of the date first indicated above.
Name of Investing Entity:
Signature of Authorized Signatory of Investing Entity:
Name of Authorized Signatory:
Title of Authorized Signatory:
Email Address of Authorized Entity:
Address for Notice of Investing Entity:
Address for Delivery of Note and Warrant for Investing Entity (if not same as above):
[SIGNATURE PAGES CONTINUE]