THIS WARRANT AND THE SECURITIES ISSUABLE UPON EXERCISE HEREOF HAVE NOT BEEN REGISTERED UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED (THE “SECURITIES ACT”), OR ANY OTHER SECURITIES LAWS AND MAY NOT BE OFFERED FOR SALE, SOLD, TRANSFERRED, ASSIGNED, PLEDGED OR HYPOTHECATED IN THE ABSENCE OF (1) AN EFFECTIVE REGISTRATION STATEMENT COVERING SUCH SECURITIES UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT AND ANY OTHER APPLICABLE SECURITIES LAWS, OR (2) AN OPINION OF COUNSEL REASONABLY SATISFACTORY TO THE COMPANY THAT SUCH REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED.
IN ADDITION, THIS WARRANT AND THE SECURITIES ISSUABLE UPON EXERCISE HEREOF MAY NOT BE SOLD, TRANSFERRED, ASSIGNED, PLEDGED, OR HYPOTHECATED, OR BE THE SUBJECT OF ANY HEDGING, SHORT SALE, DERIVATIVE, PUT, OR CALL TRANSACTION THAT WOULD RESULT IN THE EFFECTIVE ECONOMIC DISPOSITION OF SUCH SECURITIES BY ANY PERSON FOR A PERIOD OF SIX (6) MONTHS IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE DATE OF EFFECTIVENESS OF THE PUBLIC OFFERING OF THE COMPANY’S SECURITIES PURSUANT TO REGISTRATION STATEMENT NO.: 333-165516 AS FILED WITH THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION, EXCEPT IN ACCORDANCE WITH FINRA RULE 5110(G)(2).
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This DEALER-MANAGER WARRANT (this “Warrant”) of USA Technologies, Inc., a corporation duly organized and validly existing under the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (the “Company”), is being issued pursuant to that certain Placement Agent And Dealer Manager Agreement dated as of __________, 2010, by and between the Company and Source Capital Group, Inc. (the “Dealer Manager”) relating to an offering by the Company of rights (the “Offering”) to subscribe for common stock, no par value per share (the “Common Stock”), and warrants to acquire Common Stock. The Dealer Manager has acted as dealer-manager for the Offering.
FOR VALUE RECEIVED, the Company hereby grants to ________________ and its permitted successors and assigns (collectively, the “Holder”) the right to purchase from the Company up to [ ] ([ ]) shares of Common Stock (such shares underlying this Warrant, the “Warrant Shares”), at a per share purchase price equal to $[ ] (the “Exercise Price”), subject to the terms, conditions and adjustments set forth below in this Warrant.
1. Date of Warrant Exercise. This Warrant shall become exercisable on ________________, 2010 (the “Base Date”). Except as otherwise provided for herein and as permitted by applicable rules of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (“FINRA”), this Warrant shall not be sold, transferred, assigned, pledged or hypothecated prior to the date that is six (6) months from the Base Date.
2. Expiration of Warrant. This Warrant shall expire on the date that is the third (3) year anniversary of the Base Date (such date of expiration, the “Expiration Date”).
3. Exercise of Warrant. This Warrant shall be exercisable pursuant to the terms of this Section 3.
3.1 Manner of Exercise.
(a) This Warrant may only be exercised by the Holder hereof on or after the Base Date and on or prior to the Expiration Date, in accordance with the terms and conditions hereof, in whole or in part (but not as to fractional shares) with respect to any portion of this Warrant, during the Company’s normal business hours on any day other than a Saturday or a Sunday or a day on which commercial banking institutions in New York, New York are authorized by law to be closed (a “Business Day”), by surrender of this Warrant to the Company at its office maintained pursuant to Section 10.2(a) hereof, accompanied by a written exercise notice in the form attached as Exhibit A to this Warrant (or a reasonable facsimile thereof) duly executed by the Holder, together
with the payment of the aggregate Exercise Price for the number of Warrant Shares purchased upon exercise of this Warrant. Upon surrender of this Warrant, the Company shall cancel this Warrant document and shall, in the event of partial exercise, replace it with a new Warrant document in accordance with Section 3.3
(b) Except as provided for in Section 3.1(c) below, each exercise of this Warrant must be accompanied by payment in full of the aggregate Exercise Price in cash by check or wire transfer in immediately available funds for the number of Warrant Shares being purchased by the Holder upon such exercise.
(c) The aggregate Exercise Price for the number of Warrant Shares being purchased may also, in the sole discretion of the Holder, be paid in full or in part on a “cashless basis” at the election of the Holder in the form of Warrant Shares withheld by the Company from the Warrant Shares otherwise to be received upon exercise of this Warrant having an aggregate Fair Market Value on the date of exercise equal to the aggregate Exercise Price of the Warrant Shares being purchased by the Holder.
(d) For purposes of this Warrant, the term “Fair Market Value” means with respect to a particular date, the average closing price of the Common Stock for the ten (10) trading days immediately preceding the applicable exercise herein as officially reported by the principal securities exchange on which the Common Stock is then listed or admitted to trading, or, if the Common Stock is not listed or admitted to trading on any securities exchange as determined in good faith by resolution of the Board of Directors of the Company, based on the best information available to it.
For purposes of illustration of a cashless exercise of this Warrant under Section 3.1(c), the calculation of such exercise shall be as follows:
X = Y (A-B)/A
X = the number of Warrant Shares to be issued to the Holder (rounded to the nearest whole share).
Y = the number of Warrant Shares with respect to which this Warrant is being exercised.
A = the Fair Market Value of the Common Stock.
B = the Exercise Price.
(e) For purposes of Rule 144 promulgated under the Securities Act (as such Rule may be amended from time to time, or any similar rule or regulation hereafter adopted by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) having substantially the same effect as such Rule, “Rule 144”) and sub-section (d)(3)(ii) thereof, it is intended, understood, and acknowledged that the Common Stock issuable upon exercise of this Warrant in a cashless exercise transaction as described in Section 3.1(c) above shall be deemed to have been acquired at the time this Warrant was issued. Moreover, it is intended, understood, and acknowledged that the holding period for the Common Stock issuable upon exercise of this Warrant in a cashless exercise transactio
n as described in Section 3.1(c) above shall be deemed to have commenced on the date this Warrant was issued.
3.2 When Exercise Effective. Each exercise of this Warrant shall be deemed to have been effected immediately prior to the close of business on the Business Day on which this Warrant shall have been duly surrendered to the Company as provided in Sections 3.1 and 12 hereof, and, at such time, the Holder in whose name any certificate or certificates for Warrant Shares shall be issuable upon exercise as provided in Section 3.3 hereof shall be deemed to have become the holder or holders of record thereof of the number of Warrant Shares purchased upon exercise of this Warrant.
3.3 Delivery of Common Stock Certificates and New Warrant. As soon as reasonably practicable after each exercise of this Warrant, in whole or in part, and in any event within seven (7) Business Days thereafter, the Company, at its expense (including the payment by it of any applicable issue taxes), will cause to be issued in the name of and delivered to the Holder hereof or, subject to Sections 9 and 10 hereof, as the Holder (upon payment by the Holder of any applicable transfer taxes) may direct:
(a) a certificate or certificates (with appropriate restrictive legends, as applicable) for the number of duly authorized, validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable Warrant Shares to which the Holder shall be entitled upon exercise; and
(b) in case exercise is in part only, a new Warrant document of like tenor, dated the date hereof, for the remaining number of Warrant Shares issuable upon exercise of this Warrant after giving effect to the partial exercise of this Warrant (including the delivery of any Warrant Shares as payment of the Exercise Price for such partial exercise of this Warrant).
4. Certain Adjustments. For so long as this Warrant is outstanding:
4.1 Mergers or Consolidations. If at any time after the date hereof there shall be a capital reorganization (other than a combination or subdivision of Common Stock otherwise provided for herein) resulting in a reclassification to or change in the terms of securities issuable upon exercise of this Warrant (a “Reorganization”), or a merger or consolidation of the Company with another corporation, association, partnership, organization, business, individual, government or political subdivision thereof or a governmental agency (a “Person” or the “Persons”) (other than a merger with another Person in which the Company is a continuing corporation and which does not result in
any reclassification or change in the terms of securities issuable upon exercise of this Warrant or a merger effected exclusively for the purpose of changing the domicile of the Company) (a “Merger”), then, as a part of such Reorganization or Merger, lawful provision and adjustment shall be made so that the Holder shall thereafter be entitled to receive, upon exercise of this Warrant, the number of shares of stock or any other equity or debt securities or property receivable upon such Reorganization or Merger by a holder of the number of shares of Common Stock which might have been purchased upon exercise of this Warrant immediately prior to such Reorganization or Merger. In any such case, appropriate adjustment shall be made in the application of the provisions of this Warrant with respect to the rights and interests of the Holder after the Reorganization or Merger to the end that the provisions of this Warrant (including adjustment of the Exercise Price then in effect and the number of Warrant
Shares) shall be applicable after that event, as near as reasonably may be, in relation to any shares of stock, securities, property or other assets thereafter deliverable upon exercise of this Warrant. The provisions of this Section 4.1 shall similarly apply to successive Reorganizations and/or Mergers.
4.2 Splits and Subdivisions; Dividends. In the event the Company should at any time or from time to time effectuate a split or subdivision of the outstanding shares of Common Stock or pay a dividend in or make a distribution payable in additional shares of Common Stock or other securities or rights convertible into, or entitling the holder thereof to receive directly or indirectly additional shares of Common Stock (“Common Stock Equivalents”) without payment of any consideration by such holder for the additional shares of Common Stock or Common Stock Equivalents (including the additional shares of Common Stock issuable upon conversion or exercise thereof), then, as of the applicable record date
(or the date of such distribution, split or subdivision if no record date is fixed), the per share Exercise Price shall be appropriately decreased and the number of Warrant Shares shall be appropriately increased in proportion to such increase (or potential increase) of outstanding shares; provided, however, that no adjustment shall be made in the event the split, subdivision, dividend or distribution is not effectuated.
4.3 Combination of Shares. If the number of shares of Common Stock outstanding at any time after the date hereof is decreased by a combination of the outstanding shares of Common Stock, the per share Exercise Price shall be appropriately increased and the number of shares of Warrant Shares shall be appropriately decreased in proportion to such decrease in outstanding shares.
5. No Impairment. The Company will not, by amendment of its articles of incorporation or by-laws or through any consolidation, merger, reorganization, transfer of assets, dissolution, issue or sale of securities or any other voluntary action, avoid or seek to avoid the observance or performance of any of the terms of this Warrant, but will at all times assist in the carrying out of all of the terms and in the taking of all actions necessary or appropriate in order to protect the rights of the Holder against impairment.
6. Chief Financial Officer’s Report as to Adjustments. With respect to each adjustment pursuant to Section 4 of this Warrant, the Company, at its expense, will promptly compute the adjustment or re-adjustment in accordance with the terms of this Warrant and cause its Chief Financial Officer to certify the computation (other than any computation of the fair value of property of the Company, as the case may be) and prepare a report setting forth, in reasonable detail, the event requiring the adjustment or re-adjustment and the amount of such adjustment or re-adjustment, the method of calculation thereof and the facts upon which the adjustment or re-adjustment is based, and the Exercise Pric
e and the number of Warrant Shares or other securities purchasable hereunder after giving effect to such adjustment or re-adjustment, which report shall be mailed by first class mail, postage prepaid to the Holder. The Company will also keep copies of all reports at its office maintained pursuant to Section 10.2(a) hereof and will cause them to be available for inspection at the office during normal business hours upon reasonable notice by the Holder or any prospective purchaser of the Warrant designated by the Holder thereof.
7. Reservation of Shares. The Company shall, solely for the purpose of effecting the exercise of this Warrant, at all times during the term of this Warrant, reserve and keep available out of its authorized shares of Common Stock, free from all taxes, liens and charges with respect to the issue thereof and not subject to preemptive rights or other similar rights of shareholders of the Company, such number of its shares of Common Stock as shall from time to time be sufficient to effect in full the exercise of this Warrant. The Company hereby represents and warrants that all shares of Common Stock issuable upon exercise of this Warrant shall be duly authorized and, when issued and paid
for upon exercise, shall be validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable.
8. Registration and Listing.
8.1 Definition of Registrable Securities. As used herein, the term “Registrable Securities” means any shares of Common Stock issuable upon the exercise of this Warrant or any securities of the Company or any successor to the Company into which this Warrant is exercisable, until the date (if any) on which such shares shall have been transferred or exchanged and new certificates for them not bearing a legend restricting further transfer shall have been delivered by the Company and subsequent disposition of them shall not require registration or qualification of them under the Securities Act or any similar state law then in force. For purposes of this Warrant, the term “Majority”, in r
eference to the holders of Registrable Securities, shall mean in excess of fifty percent (50%) of the then outstanding Warrant Shares (assuming the exercise of the entire Warrant) that: (i) are not held by the Company, an affiliate, officer, creditor, employee or agent thereof or any of their respective affiliates, members of their family, Persons acting as nominees or in conjunction therewith and (ii) have not be resold to the public pursuant to a registration statement filed under the Securities Act.
8.2 Piggyback Registration Rights.
(a) If the Company, at any time on or after the Base Date and on or before the five (5) year anniversary of the Base Date, proposes to register any of its securities under the Securities Act (other than in connection with a registration on Form S-4 or S-8 or any successor forms) whether for its own account or for the account of any holder or holders of its shares other than Registrable Securities (any shares of such holder or holders (but not those of the Company and not Registrable Securities) with respect to any registration are referred to herein as, “Other Shares”), the Company shall each such time give prompt (but not less than thirty (30) days prior to the anticipated effectiveness thereof) written notice to the holders of Registrable Securities of its
intention to do so. Upon the written request of the holders of the Registrable Securities representing a Majority of such Registrable Securities made within twenty (20) days after the receipt of any such notice (which request shall specify the Registrable Securities intended to be disposed of by such holder), except as set forth in Section 8.2(b), the Company will use its reasonable best efforts to effect the registration under the Securities Act of all of the Registrable Securities which the Company has been so requested to register by such holder, to the extent requisite to permit the disposition of the Registrable Securities so to be registered, by inclusion of such Registrable Securities in the registration statement which covers the securities which the Company proposes to register; provided, however, that if, at any time after giving written notice of its intention to register any securities and prior to the effective date of the registration statement filed in connection with such registration, the C
ompany shall determine for any reason in its sole discretion either to not register, to delay or to withdraw registration of such securities, the Company may, at its election, give written notice of such determination to such holder and, thereupon: (i) in the case of a determination not to register, shall be relieved of its obligation to register any Registrable Securities in connection with such registration (but not from its obligation to pay the Registration Expenses in connection therewith), without prejudice, however, to the rights of the holders of Registrable Securities entitled to request that such registration be effected as a registration under the applicable provisions of Section 8.3 or Section 8.4, as the case may be, (ii) in the case of a determination to delay registration, shall be permitted to delay registering any Registrable Securities for the same period as the delay in registering such other securities (including the Other Shares) and (iii) in the case of a determination to withdraw regis
tration, shall be permitted to withdraw registration. The Company will pay all Registration Expenses in connection with each registration of Registrable Securities pursuant to this Section 8.2.
(b) If the Company at any time proposes to register any of its securities under the Securities Act as contemplated by this Section 8.2 and such securities are to be distributed by or through one or more underwriters, the Company will, if requested by the holders of the Registrable Securities representing a Majority of such Registrable Securities, use its reasonable best efforts to arrange for such underwriters to include all the Registrable Securities to be offered and sold by such holder among the securities to be distributed by such underwriters, provided that if the managing underwriter of such underwritten offering shall inform the Company by letter of its belief that inclusion in such distribution of all or a specified number of such securities proposed to be distr
ibuted by such underwriters would interfere with the successful marketing of the securities being distributed by such underwriters (such letter to state the basis of such belief and the approximate number of such Registrable Securities, such Other Shares and shares held by the Company proposed so to be registered which may be distributed without such effect), then the Company may, upon written notice to such holder, the other holders of Registrable Securities, and holders of such Other Shares, reduce pro rata in accordance with the number of shares of Common Stock desired to be included in such registration (if and to the extent stated by such managing underwriter to be necessary to eliminate such effect) the number of such Registrable Securities and Other Shares the registration of which shall have been requested by each holder thereof so that the resulting aggregate number of such Registrable Securities and Other Shares so included in such registration, together with the number of securities to be included
in such registration for the account of the Company, shall be equal to the number of shares stated in such managing underwriter’s letter.
8.3 One Time Demand Registration Right – Company’s Expense. At any time on or after the Base Date and on or before the five (5) year anniversary of the Base Date, and provided that the Registrable Securities are not then covered by an effective registration statement, the holders of a Majority of the Registrable Securities shall have the one-time right, exercisable by written notice to the Company, to have the Company use its reasonable best efforts to effect a registration under the Securities Act of all of the Registrable Securities which the Company has been so requested to register by such holders. The Company shall notify each holder of Registrable Securities of any such demand registratio
n request within ten (10) days of receipt of such request. The notified holders may participate in such one-time demand registration by notifying the Company within ten (10) days after receiving the Company’s notification. The Company will pay all Registration Expenses in connection with the registration of Registrable Securities pursuant to this Section 8.3.
8.4 One Time Demand Registration Rights – Holders’ Expense. At any time on or after the Base Date and on or before the five (5) year anniversary of the Base Date, and in addition to the registration right set forth in Section 8.3, the holders of a Majority of the Registrable Securities shall have the one-time right, exercisable by written notice to the Company, to have the Company use its reasonable best efforts to effect a registration under the Securities Act of all of the Registrable Securities which the Company has been so requested to register by such holders. The Company shall notify each holder of Registrable Securities of any such demand registration request within ten (10) days of rece
ipt of such request. The notified holders may participate in such one-time demand registration by notifying the Company within ten (10) days after receiving the Company’s notification. The holders of the Registrable Securities participating in the demand registration and not the Company will pay all Registration Expenses in connection with the registration of Registrable Securities pursuant to this Section 8.4.
8.5 Registration Procedures. Whenever the holders of Registrable Securities have properly requested that any Registrable Securities be registered pursuant to the terms of this Warrant, the Company shall use its reasonable best efforts to effect the registration and the sale of such Registrable Securities in accordance with the intended method of disposition thereof, and pursuant thereto the Company shall as expeditiously as possible:
(a) prepare and file with the Commission a registration statement with respect to such Registrable Securities and use its reasonable best efforts to cause such registration statement to become effective;
(b) notify such holders of the effectiveness of each registration statement filed hereunder and prepare and file with the Commission such amendments and supplements to such registration statement and the prospectus used in connection therewith as may be necessary to (i) keep such registration statement effective and the prospectus included therein usable for a period commencing on the date that such registration statement is initially declared effective by the Commission and ending on the date when all Registrable Securities covered by such registration statement have been sold pursuant to the registration statement or cease to be Registrable Securities, and (ii) comply with the provisions of the Securities Act with respect to the disposition of all securities covered by such registration statement during such period in accordance wit
h the intended methods of disposition by the sellers thereof set forth in such registration statement;
(c) furnish to such holders such number of copies of such registration statement, each amendment and supplement thereto, the prospectus included in such registration statement (including each preliminary prospectus) and such other documents as such seller may reasonably request in order to facilitate the disposition of the Registrable Securities owned by such holders;
(d) use its reasonable best efforts to register or qualify such Registrable Securities under such other securities or blue sky laws of such jurisdictions as such holders reasonably request and do any and all other acts and things which may be reasonably necessary or advisable to enable such holders to consummate the disposition in such jurisdictions of the Registrable Securities owned by such holders; provided, however, that the Company shall not be required to: (i) qualify generally to do business in any jurisdiction where it would not otherwise be required to qualify but for this subparagraph; (ii) subject itself to taxation in any such jurisdiction; or (iii) consent to general service of process in any such jurisdiction;
(e) notify such holders, at any time when a prospectus relating thereto is required to be delivered under the Securities Act, of the happening of any event as a result of which the prospectus included in such registration statement contains an untrue statement of a material fact or omits any material fact necessary to make the statements therein, in light of the circumstances in which they are made, not materially misleading, and, at the reasonable request of such holders, the Company shall prepare a supplement or amendment to such prospectus so that, as thereafter delivered to the purchasers of such Registrable Securities, such prospectus shall not contain an untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state any material fact necessary to make the statements therein, in light of the circumstances in which they are made, not materi
(f) provide a transfer agent and registrar for all such Registrable Securities not later than the effective date of such registration statement;
(g) make available for inspection by any underwriter participating in any disposition pursuant to such registration statement, and any attorney, accountant or other agent retained by any such underwriter, all financial and other records, pertinent corporate documents and properties of the Company, and cause the Company’s officers, directors, managers, employees and independent accountants to supply all information reasonably requested by any such underwriter, attorney, accountant or agent in connection with such registration statement;
(h) otherwise use its reasonable best efforts to comply with all applicable rules and regulations of the Commission, and make available to its security holders, as soon as reasonably practicable, an earnings statement of the Company, which earnings statement shall satisfy the provisions of Section 10(a) of the Securities Act and, at the option of the Company, Rule 158 thereunder;
(i) in the event of the issuance of any stop order suspending the effectiveness of a registration statement, or of any order suspending or preventing the use of any related prospectus or suspending the qualification of any Registrable Securities included in such registration statement for sale in any jurisdiction, the Company shall use its reasonable best efforts promptly to obtain the withdrawal of such order;
(j) use its reasonable best efforts to cause any Registrable Securities covered by such registration statement to be registered with or approved by such other governmental agencies or authorities as may be necessary to enable the sellers thereof to consummate the disposition of such Registrable Securities; and
(k) if the offering is underwritten, use its reasonable best efforts to furnish on the date that Registrable Securities are delivered to the underwriters for sale pursuant to such registration, an opinion dated such date of counsel representing the Company for the purposes of such registration, addressed to the underwriters covering such issues as are reasonably required by such underwriters.
8.6 Listing. The Company shall secure the listing of the Common Stock underlying this Warrant upon each national securities exchange or automated quotation system, if any, upon which shares of Common Stock are then listed or quoted (subject to official notice of issuance) and shall maintain such listing of shares of Common Stock. The Company shall at all times comply in all material respects with the Company’s reporting, filing and other obligations under the by-laws or rules of any national securities exchange or market on which the Common Stock may then be listed or quoted, as applicable).
8.7 Expenses. The Company shall pay all Registration Expenses relating to the registration and listing obligations set forth in this Section 8; provided, however, and notwithstanding the foregoing, all Registration Expenses relating to a demand made pursuant to Section 8.4 shall be paid by the holders participating in such demand request and not by the Company. For purposes of this Warrant, the term “Registration Expenses” means: (a) all Commission and FINRA registration and filing fees, (b) all reasonable fees and expenses of complying with securities or blue sky laws, (c) all word processing, duplicating, “edgarization” and printing expenses, (d) the fees and disbursements of coun
sel for the Company and of its independent public accountants, including the expenses of any special audits or “cold comfort” letters required by or incident to such performance and compliance and (e) premiums and other costs of policies of insurance (if any) against liabilities arising out of the public offering of the Registrable Securities being registered if the Company desires such insurance, if any. Registration Expenses shall not include any underwriting discounts and commissions which may be incurred in the sale of any Registrable Securities and transfer taxes of the selling holders of Registrable Securities.
8.8 Information Provided by Holders. Any holder of Registrable Securities included in any registration shall furnish to the Company such information as the Company may reasonably request in writing to enable the Company to comply with the provisions hereof in connection with any registration referred to in this Warrant.
8.9 Effectiveness Period. The Company shall use its reasonable best efforts to keep each registration statement contemplated hereunder continuously effective under the Securities Act until the date which is the earlier date of when (i) all Registrable Securities covered by such Registration Statement have been sold or (ii) all Registrable Securities covered by such Registration Statement may be sold immediately without registration under the Securities Act and without volume restrictions pursuant to Rule 144(k), as determined by the counsel to the Company pursuant to a written opinion letter to such effect, addressed and reasonably acceptable to the Company’s transfer agent and the affected holders o
f Registrable Securities.
8.10 Net Cash Settlement. Notwithstanding anything in this Section 8 to the contrary, other than in case of the Company failing to reserve and keep available out of its authorized shares of Common Stock, free from all taxes, liens and charges with respect to the issue thereof and not subject to preemptive rights or other similar rights of shareholders of the Company, such number of its shares of Common Stock as shall from time to time be sufficient to effect in full the exercise of this Warrant, the Holder hereof will not be entitled to receive a net-cash settlement as liquidated damages in lieu of physical settlement in shares of Common Stock, regardless of whether the Common Stock underlying this Warrant is reg
istered pursuant to an effective registration statement; provided, however, that the foregoing will not preclude the Holder from seeking other remedies at law or equity for breaches by the Company of its registration obligations hereunder.
9. Restrictions on Transfer.
9.1 Restrictive Legends. This Warrant and each Warrant issued upon transfer or in substitution for this Warrant pursuant to Section 10 hereof, each certificate for Common Stock issued upon the exercise of the Warrant and each certificate issued upon the transfer of any such Common Stock shall be transferable only upon satisfaction of the conditions specified in this Section 9. Each of the foregoing securities shall be stamped or otherwise imprinted with a legend reflecting the restrictions on transfer set forth herein and any restrictions required under the Securities Act or other applicable securities laws.
9.2 Notice of Proposed Transfer. Prior to any transfer of any securities which are not registered under an effective registration statement under the Securities Act (“Restricted Securities”), which transfer may only occur if there is an exemption from the registration provisions of the Securities Act and all other applicable securities laws, the Holder will give written notice to the Company of the Holder’s intention to effect a transfer (and shall describe the manner and circumstances of the proposed transfer). The following provisions shall apply to any proposed transfer of Restricted Securities:
(i) If in the opinion of counsel for the Holder reasonably satisfactory to the Company the proposed transfer may be effected without registration of the Restricted Securities under the Securities Act (which opinion shall state in detail the basis of the legal conclusions reached therein), the Holder shall thereupon be entitled to transfer the Restricted Securities in accordance with the terms of the notice delivered by the Holder to the Company. Each certificate representing the Restricted Securities issued upon or in connection with any transfer shall bear the restrictive legends required by Section 9.1 hereof.
(ii) If the opinion called for in (i) above is not delivered, the Holder shall not be entitled to transfer the Restricted Securities until either: (x) receipt by the Company of a further notice from such Holder pursuant to the foregoing provisions of this Section 9.2 and fulfillment of the provisions of clause (i) above, or (y) such Restricted Securities have been effectively registered under the Securities Act.
9.3 Certain Other Transfer Restrictions. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section 9: (i) prior to the date that is six (6) months after the Base Date, this Warrant or the Restricted Securities thereunder may only be transferred or assigned to persons who are both (A) permitted transferees under FINRA Rule 5110(g) and (B) affiliates of the Holder, and (ii) no opinion of counsel shall be necessary for a transfer of Restricted Securities by the holder thereof to any Person employed by or owning equity in the Holder, if the transferee agrees in writing to be subject to the terms hereof to the same extent as if the transferee were the original purchaser hereof and such transfer is permitted under app
licable securities laws.
9.4 Termination of Restrictions. Except as set forth in Section 9.3 hereof, the restrictions imposed by this Section 9 upon the transferability of Restricted Securities shall cease and terminate as to any particular Restricted Securities: (a) which shall have been effectively registered under the Securities Act, or (b) when, in the opinion of counsel for the Company, such restrictions are no longer required in order to insure compliance with the Securities Act or Section 10 hereof. Whenever such restrictions shall cease and terminate as to any Restricted Securities, the Holder thereof shall be entitled to receive from the Company, without expense (other than applicable transfer taxes, if any), n
ew securities of like tenor not bearing the applicable legends required by Section 9.1 hereof.
10. Ownership, Transfer, Sale and Substitution of Warrant.
10.1 Ownership of Warrant. The Company may treat any Person in whose name this Warrant is registered in the Warrant Register maintained pursuant to Section 10.2(b) hereof as the owner and holder thereof for all purposes, notwithstanding any notice to the contrary, except that, if and when any Warrant is properly assigned in blank, the Company may (but shall not be obligated to) treat the bearer thereof as the owner of such Warrant for all purposes, notwithstanding any notice to the contrary. Subject to Sections 9 and 10 hereof, this Warrant, if properly assigned, may be exercised by a new holder without a new Warrant first having been issued.
10.2 Office; Exchange of Warrant.
(a) The Company will maintain its principal office at the location identified in the prospectus relating to the Offering or at such other offices as set forth in the Company’s most current filing (as of the date notice is to be given) under the Exchange Act or as the Company otherwise notifies the Holder.
(b) The Company shall cause to be kept at its office maintained pursuant to Section 10.2(a) hereof a Warrant Register for the registration and transfer of the Warrant. The name and address of the holder of the Warrant, the transfers thereof and the name and address of the transferee of the Warrant shall be registered in such Warrant Register. The Person in whose name the Warrant shall be so registered shall be deemed and treated as the owner and holder thereof for all purposes of this Warrant, and the Company shall not be affected by any notice or knowledge to the contrary.
(c) Upon the surrender of this Warrant, properly endorsed, for registration of transfer or for exchange at the office of the Company maintained pursuant to Section 10.2(a) hereof, the Company at its expense will (subject to compliance with Section 9 hereof, if applicable) execute and deliver to or upon the order of the Holder thereof a new Warrant of like tenor, in the name of such holder or as such holder (upon payment by such holder of any applicable transfer taxes) may direct, calling in the aggregate on the face thereof for the number of shares of Common Stock called for on the face of the Warrant so surrendered (after giving effect to any previous adjustment(s) to the number of Warrant Shares).
10.3 Replacement of Warrant. Upon receipt of evidence reasonably satisfactory to the Company of the loss, theft, destruction or mutilation of this Warrant and, in the case of any such loss, theft or destruction of this Warrant, upon delivery of indemnity reasonably satisfactory to the Company in form and amount or, in the case of any mutilation, upon surrender of this Warrant for cancellation at the office of the Company maintained pursuant to Section 10.2(a) hereof, the Company, at its expense, will execute and deliver, in lieu thereof, a new Warrant of like tenor and dated the date hereof.
10.4 Opinions and other Actions. In connection with the sales or resales of any Registrable Securities by any Holder, whether pursuant to Rule 144 or otherwise, the Company agrees to cooperate with such Holder in facilitating such sales or resales, including, without limitation, and at the Company’s expense, causing its counsel to provide promptly any legal opinions required to remove the restrictive legends from such Registrable Securities and taking all reasonable and customary action with respect to the Company’s transfer agent and registrar to facilitate such sales or resales.
11. No Rights or Liabilities as Stockholder. No Holder shall be entitled to vote or receive dividends or be deemed the holder of any shares of Common Stock or any other securities of the Company which may at any time be issuable on the exercise hereof for any purpose, nor shall anything contained herein be construed to confer upon the Holder, as such, any of the rights of a stockholder of the Company or any right to vote for the election of directors or upon any matter submitted to stockholders at any meeting thereof, or to give or withhold consent to any corporate action (whether upon any recapitalization, issuance of stock, reclassification of stock, change of par value, consolidation, merger, conveyance
, or otherwise) or to receive notice of meetings, or to receive dividends or subscription rights or otherwise until the Warrant shall have been exercised and the shares of Common Stock purchasable upon the exercise hereof shall have become deliverable, as provided herein. The Holder will not be entitled to share in the assets of the Company in the event of a liquidation, dissolution or the winding up of the Company.
12. Notices. Any notice or other communication in connection with this Warrant shall be given in writing and directed to the parties hereto as follows: (a) if to the Holder, ______________________________; or (b) if to the Company, to the attention of its Chief Executive Officer at its office maintained pursuant to Section 10.2(a) hereof. Notices shall be deemed properly delivered and received when delivered to the notice party (i) if personally delivered, upon receipt or refusal to accept delivery, (ii) if sent via facsimile, upon mechanical confirmation of successful transmission thereof generated by the sending telecopy machine, (iii) if sent by a commercial overnight courier for delivery on the next Bu
siness Day, on the first Business Day after deposit with such courier service, or (iv) if sent by registered or certified mail, five (5) Business Days after deposit thereof in the U.S. mail.
13. Payment of Taxes. The Company will pay all documentary stamp taxes attributable to the issuance of shares of Common Stock underlying this Warrant upon exercise of this Warrant; 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 transfer or registration of this Warrant or any certificate for shares of Common Stock underlying this Warrant in a name other that of the Holder. The Holder is responsible for all other tax liability that may arise as a result of holding or transferring this Warrant or receiving shares of Common Stock underlying this Warrant upon exercise hereof.
14. Rule 144 Information. The Company covenants that it will use its reasonable best efforts to timely file all reports and other documents required to be filed by it under the Securities Act and the Exchange Act and the rules and regulations promulgated by the Commission thereunder (or, if the Company is not required to file such reports, it will, upon the request of any Holder, make publicly available such information as necessary to permit sales pursuant to Rule 144 under the Securities Act), and it will use reasonable best efforts to take such further action as any Holder may reasonably request, in each case to the extent required from time to time to enable such holder to, if permitted by t
he terms of this Warrant, sell this Warrant without registration under the Securities Act within the limitation of the exemptions provided by (A) Rule 144 under the Securities Act, as such rule may be amended from time to time, or (B) any successor rule or regulation hereafter adopted by the Commission. Upon the written request of any Holder, the Company will deliver to such Holder a written statement that it has complied with such requirements.
15. Miscellaneous. This Warrant and any term hereof may be changed, waived, discharged or terminated only by an instrument in writing signed by the party against which enforcement of the change, waiver, discharge or termination is sought. This Warrant shall be construed and enforced in accordance with and governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The section headings in this Warrant are for purposes of convenience only and shall not constitute a part hereof.
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Company has caused this Dealer Manager Warrant to be duly executed as of the date first above written.
FORM OF EXERCISE NOTICE
[To be executed only upon exercise of Warrant]
The undersigned registered holder of the within Dealer Manager Warrant hereby irrevocably exercises the Dealer Manager Warrant pursuant to Section 3.1 of the Warrant with respect to ________________________ Warrant Shares, at an exercise price per share of $[ ], and requests that the certificates for such Warrant Shares be issued, subject to Sections 9 and 10, in the name of, and delivered to:
The undersigned is hereby making payment for the Warrant Shares in the following manner: [check one]
o by cash in accordance with Section 3.1(b) of the Warrant
o via cashless exercise in accordance with Section 3.1(c) of the Warrant in the following manner:
The undersigned hereby represents and warrants that it is, and has been since its acquisition of the Warrant, the record and beneficial owner of the Warrant.
Print or Type Name
(Signature must conform in all respects to name of holder as
specified on the face of Warrant)
(City) (State) (Zip Code)
FORM OF ASSIGNMENT
[To be executed only upon transfer of Warrant]
For value received, the undersigned registered holder of the within Dealer Manager Warrant hereby sells, assigns and transfers unto _____________________ [include name and addresses] the rights represented by the Dealer Manager Warrant to purchase __________ shares of Common Stock of USA TECHNOLOGIES, INC. to which the Dealer Manager Warrant relates, and appoints _____________________ Attorney to make such transfer on the books of USA TECHNOLOGIES, INC. maintained for the purpose, with full power of substitution in the premises.
(Signature must conform in all respects to name of holder as specified on the face of Warrant)
(City) (State) (Zip Code)
Signed in the presence of:
(Signature of Transferee)
(City) (State) (Zip Code)
Signed in the presence of: