THIS WARRANT AND THE SHARES ISSUABLE HEREUNDER HAVE BEEN ACQUIRED FOR INVESTMENT AND NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION, AND HAVE NOT BEEN REGISTERED UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED NEITHER THE WARRANT NOR THE SHARES MAY BE SOLD, PLEDGED, OR OTHERWISE TRANSFERRED WITHOUT AN EFFECTIVE REGISTRATION THEREOF UNDER SUCH ACT OR PURSUANT TO RULE 144 OR AN OPINION OF COUNSEL REASONABLY SATISFACTORY TO THE COMPANY AND ITS COUNSEL THAT SUCH REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED. THIS WARRANT MUST BE SURRENDERED TO THE COMPANY OR ITS TRANSFER AGENT AS A CONDITION PRECEDENT TO THE SALE, PLEDGE OR OTHER TRANSFER OF ANY INTEREST IN THIS WARRANT OR THE SHARES ISSUABLE HEREUNDER.
Issuer: S3 Investment Company, Inc.
Class of Stock: Common Stock
Issue Date: June 2, 2006
Expiration Date: June 2, 2009
THIS WARRANT TO PURCHASE COMMON STOCK is issued by S3 Investment Company, Inc., a California corporation (the Company) to La Jolla Cove Investors, Inc., a California corporation (Holder). On the Issue Date, $50,000 shall be wired to the Company by Holder, and an additional $100,000 shall be wired to the Company upon notification and verification that the Registration Statement has been filed with the Commission; representing the premium to be paid for the warrants (the Premium).
DESCRIPTION OF WARRANTS
The Company hereby grants to Holder the right to purchase 4,000,000,000 shares of the Companys Common Stock (the Shares or Warrant Shares) at a price per share equal to the Exercise price set forth in section 2.4 below.
Expiration of Warrants.
This Warrant shall expire and Holder shall no longer be able to purchase the Warrant Shares on the Expiration Date.
Method of Exercise. Holder may exercise this Warrant by delivering a duly executed Warrant Notice of Exercise in substantially the form attached as Appendix 1, together with the Exercise Price, to the principal office of the Company.
Delivery of Certificate and New Warrant. As promptly as practicable after the receipt of the Warrant Notice of Exercise, but in any event not more than two (2) Business Days after the Companys receipt of the Warrant Notice of Exercise, the Company shall issue the Warrant Shares being purchased and cause to be mailed for delivery by overnight courier, or if a
Registration Statement covering the Shares has been declared effective by the SEC cause to be electronically transferred, to Holder a certificate representing the Shares acquired and, if this Warrant has not been fully exercised and has not expired, a new Warrant substantially in the form of this Warrant representing the right to acquire the portion of the Shares not so acquired.
Replacement of Warrants. On receipt of evidence reasonably satisfactory to the Company of the loss, theft, destruction or mutilation of this Warrant and, in the case of loss, theft or destruction, on delivery of an indemnity agreement reasonably satisfactory in form and amount to the Company or, in the case of mutilation, or surrender and cancellation of this Warrant, the Company at its expense shall execute and deliver, in lieu of this Warrant, a new warrant of like tenor.
Exercise Price. The Exercise Price of this Warrant shall be $0.0005 per Share; provided, however, in no event shall the Exercise Price be lower than 80% of the average of the five lowest volume weighted average prices during the twenty trading days prior to Holders election to exercise. Upon the exercise of the Warrant Shares, the Exercise Price shall be reduced pro rata to permit the Holder to recapture the Premium.
Certain Exercise Limits.
If and to the extent that, on any date, the holding by the Holder of this Warrant would result in the Holders being deemed the beneficial owner of more than 9.9% of the then outstanding shares of Common Stock, then the Holder shall not have the right, and the Company shall not have the obligation, to exercise any portion of this Warrant as shall cause Holder to be deemed the beneficial owner of more than 9.9% of the then outstanding shares of Common Stock.
ADJUSTMENT TO THE SHARES
The number of Shares purchasable upon the exercise of this Warrant and the Exercise Price shall be subject to adjustment from time to time upon the occurrence of certain events, as follows:
Reclassification. In case of any reclassification or change of outstanding securities of the class issuable upon exercise of this Warrant then, and in any such case, the Holder, upon the exercise hereof at any time after the consummation of such reclassification or change, shall be entitled to receive in lieu of each Share theretofore issuable upon exercise of this Warrant, the kind and amount of shares of stock, other securities, money and/or property received upon such reclassification or change by a holder of one Share. The provisions of this Section 3.1 shall similarly apply to successive reclassifications or changes.
Subdivision or Combination of Shares. If the Company at any time while this Warrant remains outstanding and unexpired shall subdivide or combine its Shares, the Exercise Price shall be proportionately decreased in the case of a subdivision or increased in the case of a combination.
Stock Dividends. If the Company, at any time while this Warrant is outstanding shall pay a dividend with respect to its Shares payable in Shares, or make any other
distribution of Shares with respect to Shares (except any distribution specifically provided for in Section 3.1 and Section 3.2 above), then the Exercise Price shall be adjusted, effective from and after the date of determination of shareholders entitled to received such dividend or distribution, to that price determined by multiplying the Exercise Price in effect immediately prior to such date of determination by a fraction, (a) the numerator of which shall be the total number of Shares outstanding immediately prior to such dividend or distribution, and (b) the denominator of which shall be the total number of Shares outstanding immediately after such dividend or distribution.
Non-Cash Dividends. If the Company at any time while this Warrant is outstanding shall pay a dividend with respect to Shares payable in securities other than Shares or other non-cash property, or make any other distribution of such securities or property with respect to Shares (except any distribution specifically provided for in Section 3.1 and Section 3.2 above), then this Warrant shall represent the right to acquire upon exercise of this Warrant such securities or property which a holder of Shares would have been entitled to receive upon such dividend or distribution, without the payment by the Holder of any additional consideration for such securities or property.
Effect of Reorganization and Asset Sales. If any (i) reorganization or reclassification of the Common Stock (ii) consolidation or merger of the Company with or into another corporation, or (iii) sale or all or substantially all of the Companys operating assets to another corporation followed by a liquidation of the Company (any such transaction shall be referred to herein as an Event), is effected in such a way that holders of Common Stock are entitled to receive securities and/or assets as a result of their Common Stock ownership, the Holder, upon exercise of this Warrant, shall be entitled to receive such shares of stock securities or assets which the Holder would have received had it fully exercised this Warrant on or prior the record date for such Event. The Company shall not merge into or consolidate with another corporation or sell all of its assets to another corporation for a consideration consisting primarily of securities of such corporation, unless the successor or acquiring corporation, as the case may be, shall expressly assume the due and punctual observance and performance of each and every covenant and condition of this Warrant to be performed or observed by the Company and all of the obligations and liabilities hereunder, subject to such modification as shall be necessary to provide for adjustments which shall be as nearly equivalent as practicable to the adjustments provided for in this Section 2. The foregoing provisions shall similarly apply to successive mergers, consolidations or sales of assets.
Adjustment of Number of Shares. Upon each adjustment in the Exercise Price, the number of Shares shall be adjusted, to the nearest whole share, to the product obtained by multiplying the number of Shares, purchasable immediately prior to such adjustment by a fraction, the numerator of which shall be the Exercise Price immediately prior to such adjustment and the denominator of which shall be the Exercise Price immediately thereafter.
No Impairment. The Company shall not, by amendment of its articles of incorporation or through a reorganization, transfer of assets, consolidation, merger, dissolution, issue, or sale of securities or any other voluntary action, avoid or seek to avoid the observance or performance of any of the terms to be observed or performed under this Warrant by the Company, but shall at all times in good faith assist in carrying out all of the provisions of this
Warrant and in taking all such action as may be reasonably necessary or appropriate to protect Holders rights hereunder against impairment. If the Company takes any action affecting its Common Stock other than as described above that adversely affects Holders rights under this Warrant, the Exercise Price shall be adjusted downward and the number of Shares issuable upon exercise of this Warrant shall be adjusted upward in such a manner that the aggregate Exercise Price of this Warrant is unchanged.
Fractional Shares. No fractional Shares shall be issuable upon the exercise of this Warrant, and the number of Shares to be issued shall be rounded down to the nearest whole share.
Certificate as to Adjustments. Upon any adjustment of the Exercise Price, the Company, at its expense, shall compute such adjustment and furnish Holder with a certificate of its Chief Financial Officer setting forth such adjustment and the facts upon which such adjustment is based. The Company shall, upon written request, furnish Holder a certificate setting forth the Exercise Price in effect upon the date thereof and the series of adjustments leading to such Exercise Price.
No Rights of Shareholders. This Warrant does not entitle Holder to any voting rights or any other rights as a shareholder of the Company prior to the exercise of Holders right to purchase Shares as provided herein.
REPRESENTATIONS AND COVENANTS OF THE COMPANY
Representations and Warranties. The Company hereby represents and warrants to Holder that all Shares which may be issued upon the exercise of the purchase right represented by this Warrant, shall, upon issuance, be duly authorized, validly issued, fully paid and nonasessable, and free of any liens and encumbrances.
Notice of Certain Events. If the Company proposes at any time (a) to declare any dividend or distribution upon its Common Stock, whether in cash, property, stock, or other securities and whether or not a regular cash dividend; (b) to offer for subscription pro rata to the holders of any class or series of its stock any additional shares of stock of any class or series or other rights; (c) to effect any reclassification or recapitalization of Common Stock; (d) to merge or consolidate with or into any other corporation, or sell, lease, license, or convey all or substantially all of its assets, or to liquidate, dissolve or wind up; or (e) offer holders of registration rights the opportunity to participate in an underwritten public offering of the Companys securities for cash, then, in connection with each such event, the Company shall give Holder (1) at least 20 days prior written notice of the date on which a record will be taken for such dividend, distribution, or subscription rights (and specifying the date on which the holders of Common Stock will be entitled thereto) or for determining rights to vote, if any, in respect of the matters referred to in (c) and (d) above; (2) in the case of the matters referred to in (c) and (d) above at least 20 days prior written notice of the date when the same will take place (and specifying the date on which the holders of Common Stock will be entitled to exchange their Common Stock for securities or other property deliverable upon the occurrence of such event);
and (3) in the case of the matter referred to in (e) above, the same notice as is given to the holders of such registration rights.
Information Rights. So long as Holder holds this Warrant and/or any of the Shares, the Company shall deliver to Holder (a) promptly after mailing, copies of all notices or other written communications to the shareholders of the Company, (b) within ninety (90) days of their availability, the annual audited financial statements of the Company certified by independent public accountants of recognized standing, and (c) within forty-five (45) days after the end of each fiscal quarter or each fiscal year, the Companys quarterly, unaudited financial statements.
Reservation of Warrant Shares. The Company is currently taking all necessary steps to increase the authorized shares and will reserve and will keep available, out of the increased authorized and unissued shares of Common Stock, the full number of shares sufficient to provide for the exercise of the rights of purchase represented by this Warrant.
As used in this Agreement, the following terms shall have the meanings:
Affiliate of any specified Person means any other Person who directly, or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, is in control of, is controlled by, or is under common control with, such specified Person. For purposes of this definition, control of a Person means the power, directly or indirectly, to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of such Person whether by contract, securities, ownership or otherwise; and the terms controlling and controlled have the respective meanings correlative to the foregoing.
Commission means the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Person means any individual, partnership, corporation, limited liability company, joint stock company, association, trust, unincorporated organization, or a government or agency or political subdivision thereof.
Prospectus means the prospectus (including, without limitation, any preliminary prospectus and any final prospectus filed pursuant to Rule 424(b) under the Securities Act, including any prospectus that discloses information previously omitted from a prospectus filed as part of an effective registration statement in reliance on Rule 430A under the Securities Act) included in the Registration Statement, as amended or supplemented by any prospectus supplement with respect to the terms of the offering of any portion of the Registrable Securities covered by the Registration Statement and by all other amendments and supplements to such prospectus, including all material incorporated by reference in such prospectus and all documents filed after the date of such prospectus by the Company under the Exchange Act and incorporated by reference therein.
Public Offering means an offer registered with the Commission and the appropriate state securities commissions by the Company of its Common Stock and made pursuant to the Securities Act.
Registrable Securities means the Common Stock issued (i) upon exercise of the Warrants, and (ii) in connection with any distribution, recapitalization, stock-split, stock adjustment or reorganization of the Company; provided, however, a share of Common Stock shall cease to be a Registrable Security for purposes of this Agreement when it no longer is a Restricted Security.
Registration Statement means a registration statement of the Company filed on an appropriate form under the Securities Act providing for the registration of, and the sale on a continuous or delayed basis by the holders of, all of the Registrable Securities pursuant to Rule 415 under the Securities Act, including the Prospectus contained therein and forming a part thereof, any amendments to such registration statement and supplements to such Prospectus, and all exhibits to and other material incorporated by reference in such registration statement and Prospectus.
Restricted Security means any share of Common Stock issued upon exercise of warrants except any such share that (i) has been registered pursuant to an effective registration statement under the Securities Act and sold in a manner contemplated by the prospectus included in such registration statement, (ii) has been transferred in compliance with the resale provisions of Rule 144 under the Securities Act (or any successor provision thereto) or is transferable pursuant to paragraph (k) of Rule 144 under the Securities Act (or any successor provision thereto) or (iii) otherwise has been transferred and a new share of Common Stock not subject to transfer restrictions under the Securities Act has been delivered by or on behalf of the Company.
Securities Act means the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the rules and regulations of the Commission thereunder, or any similar successor statute.
Filing and Effectiveness of Registration Statement. The Company shall prepare and file with the Commission as soon as practicable a Registration Statement relating to the offer and sale of the Registrable Securities and shall use its best efforts to cause the Commission to declare such Registration Statement effective under the Securities Act as promptly as practicable but in no event later than one hundred and fifty days (150) days from the date hereof (the Deadline). The Company shall promptly (and, in any event, no more than 24 hours after it receives comments from the Commission), notify the Holder when and if it receives any comments from the Commission on the Registration Statement and promptly forward a copy of such comments, if they are in writing, to Holder. The Company shall notify Holder by written notice that such Registration Statement has been declared effective by the C ommission within 24 hours of such declaration by the Commission. In the event that the Registration Statement is not declared effective by the Deadline, or if after the Registration Statement is declared effective such Registration Statement is thereafter no longer effective, then the Company shall pay to Holder, in addition to any damages incurred by the Holder as a result thereof, $10,000 for each
30 day period or portion thereof for the first 60 days during which the Registration Statement has not been declared effective and $15,000 for each 30 day period or portion thereof after the 60th day it has not been declared effective.
Obligations of the Company.
In connection with the registration of the Registrable Securities, the Company shall:
Promptly (i) prepare and file with the Commission such amendments to the Registration Statement and supplements to the Prospectus as may be necessary to keep the Registration Statement continuously effective and in compliance with the provisions of the Securities Act applicable thereto so as to permit the Prospectus forming part thereof to be current and useable by Holder for resale of the Registrable Securities for a period of five (5) years from the date on which the Registration Statement is first declared effective by the Commission (the Effective Time) or such shorter period that will terminate when all the Registrable Securities covered by the Registration Statement have been sold pursuant thereto in accordance with the plan of distribution provided in the Prospectus, transferred pursuant to Rule 144 under the Securities Act or otherwise transferred in a manner that results in the delivery o f new securities not subject to transfer restrictions under the Securities Act (the Registration Period) and (ii) take all lawful action such that each of (A) the Registration Statement and any amendment thereto does not, when it becomes effective, contain an untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein, not misleading and (B) the Prospectus forming part of the Registration Statement, and any amendment or supplement thereto, does not at any time during the Registration Period include an untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein, in light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading;
(i) Prior to the filing with the Commission of any Registration Statement (including any amendments thereto) and the distribution or delivery of any Prospectus (including any supplements thereto), provide draft copies thereof to Holder and reflect in such documents all such comments as Holder (and its counsel) reasonably may propose and (ii) furnish to Holder whose Registrable Securities are included in the Registration Statement and its legal counsel identified to the Company, (A) promptly after the same is prepared and publicly distributed, filed with the Commission, or received by the Company, one copy of the Registration Statement, each Prospectus, and each amendment or supplement thereto and (B) such number of copies of the Prospectus and all amendments and supplements thereto and such other documents, as Holder may reasonably request in order to facilitate the disposition of the Registrable Securities owned by Holder;
(i) Register or qualify the Registrable Securities covered by the Registration Statement under such securities or blue sky laws of such jurisdictions as Holder reasonably requests, (ii) prepare and file in such jurisdictions such amendments (including post-effective amendments) and supplements to such registrations and qualifications as may be necessary to maintain the effectiveness thereof at all times during the Registration Period, (iii) take all such other lawful actions as may be necessary to maintain such registrations and qualifications in effect at all times during the Registration Period and (iv) take all such other
lawful actions reasonably necessary or advisable to qualify the Registrable Securities for sale in such jurisdictions.
As promptly as practicable after becoming aware of such event, notify Holder of the occurrence of any event, as a result of which the Prospectus included in the Registration Statement, as then in effect, includes an untrue statement of a material fact or omits to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein, in light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading, and promptly prepare an amendment to the Registration Statement and supplement to the Prospectus to correct such untrue statement or omission, and deliver a number of copies of such supplement and amendment to Holder may reasonably request;
As promptly as practicable after becoming aware of such event, notify Holder of the issuance by the Commission of any stop order or other suspension of the effectiveness of the Registration Statement at the earliest possible time and take all lawful action to effect the withdrawal, recession or removal of such stop order or other suspension;
Cause all the Registrable Securities covered by the Registration Statement to be listed on the principal national securities exchange, and included in an inter-dealer quotation system of a registered national securities association, on or in which securities of the same class or series issued by the Company are then listed or included;
Cooperate with Holder who holds Registrable Securities being offered to facilitate the timely preparation and delivery of certificates for the Registrable Securities to be offered pursuant to the registration statement and enable such certificates for the Registrable Securities to be in such denominations or amounts, as the case may be, as Holder reasonably may request and registered in such names as Holder may request; and, within three (3) business days after a registration statement which includes Registrable Securities is declared effective by the Commission, deliver and cause legal counsel selected by the Company to deliver to the transfer agent for the Registrable Securities (with copies to the Investors whose Registrable Securities are included in such registration statement) an appropriate instruction and, to the extent necessary, an opinion of such counsel;
Take all such other lawful actions reasonably necessary to expedite and facilitate the disposition by Holder of its Registrable Securities in accordance with the intended methods therefor provided in the Prospectus which are customary under the circumstances; and
(i) Make reasonably available for inspection by Holder, any underwriter participating in any disposition pursuant to the Registration Statement, and any attorney, accountant or other agent retained by such Investors or any such underwriter all relevant financial and other records, pertinent corporate documents and properties of the Company and its subsidiaries, and (ii) cause the Companys officers, directors and employees to supply all information reasonably requested by Holder or any such underwriter, attorney, accountant or agent in connection with the Registration Statement, in each case, as is customary for similar due diligence examinations; provided, however, that all records, information and documents that are designated in writing by the Company, in good faith, as confidential, proprietary or containing any material nonpublic information shall be kept confidential by such Investors a nd any such
underwriter, attorney, accountant or agent (pursuant to an appropriate confidentiality agreement in the case of any such holder or agent), unless such disclosure is made pursuant to judicial process in a court proceeding (after first giving the Company an opportunity promptly to seek a protective order or otherwise limit the scope of the information sought to be disclosed) or is required by law, or such records, information or documents become available to the public generally or through a third party not in violation of an accompanying obligation of confidentiality; and provided, further, that, if the foregoing inspection and information gathering would otherwise disrupt the Companys conduct of its business, such inspection and information gathering shall, to the maximum extent possible, be coordinated on behalf of the Investors and the other parties entitled thereto by one firm of counsel designed by and on behalf of the majority in interest of Investors and other parties.
Obligations of Holder.
In connection with the registration of the Registrable Securities, Holder shall furnish to the Company such information regarding itself, the Registrable Securities held by it and the intended method of disposition of the Registrable Securities held by it as shall be reasonably required to effect the registration of such Registrable Securities and shall execute such documents in connection with such registration as the Company may reasonably request.
Expenses of Registration.
All expenses, other than underwriting discounts and commissions, incurred in connection with registrations, filings or qualifications pursuant to Section 5, but including, without limitation, all registration, listing, and qualifications fees, printing and engraving fees, accounting fees, and the fees and disbursements of counsel for the Company, and the reasonable fees of one firm of counsel to the holders of a majority in interest of the Registrable Securities shall be borne by the Company.
Indemnification and Contribution.
Indemnification by the Company. The Company shall indemnify and hold harmless Holder and each underwriter, if any, which facilitates the disposition of Registrable Securities, and each of their respective officers and directors and each person who controls Holder or underwriter within the meaning of Section 15 of the Securities Act or Section 20 of the Exchange Act (each such person being sometimes hereinafter referred to as an Indemnified Person) from and against any losses, claims, damages or liabilities, joint or several, to which such Indemnified Person may become subject under the Securities Act or otherwise, insofar as such losses, claims, damages or liabilities (or actions in respect thereof) arise out of or are based upon an untrue statement of a material fact contained in any Registration Statement or an omission to state therein a material fact required to be stated therein or necessar y to make the statements therein, not misleading, or arise out of or are based upon an untrue statement of a material fact contained in any Prospectus or an omission to state therein a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading; and the Company hereby agrees to reimburse such Indemnified Person for all reasonable legal and other expenses incurred by them in connection with investigating or defending any such action or claim as and when such
expenses are incurred; provided, however, that the Company shall not be liable to any such Indemnified Person in any such case to the extent that any such loss, claim, damage or liability arises out of or is based upon (i) an untrue statement made in, or an omission from, such Registration Statement or Prospectus in reliance upon and in conformity with written information furnished to the Company by such Indemnified Person expressly for use therein or (ii) the use by the Indemnified Person of an outdated or defective Prospectus after the Company has provided to such Indemnified Person an updated Prospectus correcting the untrue statement or omission giving rise to such loss, claim, damage or liability.
Notice of Claims, etc. Promptly after receipt by a party seeking indemnification pursuant to this Section 5.6 (an Indemnified Party) of written notice of any investigation, claim, proceeding or other action in respect of which indemnification is being sought (each, a Claim), the Indemnified Party promptly shall notify the party against whom indemnification pursuant to this Section 5.6 is being sought (the Indemnifying Party) of the commencement thereof; but the omission to so notify the Indemnifying Party shall not relieve it from any liability that it otherwise may have to the Indemnified Party, except to the extent that the Indemnifying Party is materially prejudiced and forfeits substantive rights and defenses by reason of such failure. In connection with any Claim as to which both the Indemnifying Party and the Indemnified Party are part ies, the Indemnifying Party shall be entitled to assume the defense thereof. Notwithstanding the assumption of the defense of any Claim by the Indemnifying Party, the Indemnified Party shall have the right to employ separate legal counsel and to participate in the defense of such Claim, and the Indemnifying Party shall bear the reasonable fees, out-of-pocket costs and expenses of such separate legal counsel to the Indemnified Party if (and only if): (x) the Indemnifying Party shall have agreed to pay such fees, costs and expenses, (y) the Indemnified Party and the Indemnifying Party shall reasonably have concluded that representation of the Indemnified Party by the Indemnifying Party by the same legal counsel would not be appropriate due to actual or, as reasonably determined by legal counsel to the Indemnified Party, potentially differing interests between such parties in the conduct of the defense of such Claim, or if there may be legal defenses available to the Indemnified Party that are in addition to or disparate from those available to the Indemnifying Party or (z) the Indemnifying Party shall have failed to employ legal counsel reasonably satisfactory to the Indemnified Party within a reasonable period of time after notice of the commencement of such Claim. If the Indemnified Party employs separate legal counsel in circumstances other than as described in clauses (x), (y) or (z) above, the fees, costs and expenses of such legal counsel shall be borne exclusively by the Indemnified Party. Except as provided above, the Indemnifying Party shall not, in connection with any Claim in the same jurisdiction, be liable for the fees and expenses of more than one firm of counsel for the Indemnified Party (together with appropriate local counsel). The Indemnified Party shall not, without the prior written consent of the Indemnifying Party (which consent shall not unreasonably be withheld), settle or compromise any Claim or consent to the entry of any judgment that does not include an uncondit ional release of the Indemnifying Party from all liabilities with respect to such Claim or judgment.
Contribution. If the indemnification provided for in this Section 5.6 is unavailable to or insufficient to hold harmless an Indemnified Person under subsection (A) or (B) above in respect of any losses, claims, damages or liabilities (or actions in respect thereof) referred to therein, then each Indemnifying Party shall contribute to the amount paid or payable
by such Indemnified Party as a result of such losses, claims, damages or liabilities (or actions in respect thereof) in such proportion as is appropriate to reflect the relative fault of the Indemnifying Party and the Indemnified Party in connection with the statements or omissions which resulted in such losses, claims, damages or liabilities (or actions in respect thereof), as well as any other relevant equitable considerations.
Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section 5.6, in no event shall any (i) Holder be required to undertake liability to any person under this Section 5.6 for any amounts in excess of the dollar amount of the proceeds to be received by Holder from the sale of Holders Registrable Securities (after deducting any fees, discounts and commissions applicable thereto) pursuant to any Registration Statement under which such Registrable Securities are to be registered under the Securities Act and (ii) underwriter be required to undertake liability to any Person hereunder for any amounts in excess of the aggregate discount, commission or other compensation payable to such underwriter with respect to the Registrable Securities underwritten by it and distributed pursuant to the Registration Statement.
The obligations of the Company under this Section 5.6 shall be in addition to any liability which the Company may otherwise have to any Indemnified Person and the obligations of any Indemnified Person under this Section 5 shall be in addition to any liability which such Indemnified Person may otherwise have to the Company. The remedies provided in this Section 5.6 are not exclusive and shall not limit any rights or remedies which may otherwise be available to an indemnified party at law or in equity.
The rights to have the Company register Registrable Securities pursuant to this Agreement shall be automatically assigned by Holder to any transferee of all or any portion of such Registrable Securities (or all or any portion of the Warrants only if (a) Holder agrees in writing with the transferee or assignee to assign such rights, and a copy of such agreement is furnished to the Company within a reasonable time after such assignment, (b) the Company is, within a reasonable time after such transfer or assignment, furnished with written notice of (i) the name and address of such transferee or assignee and (ii) the securities with respect to which such registration rights are being transferred or assigned, (c) immediately following such transfer or assignment, the securities so transferred or assigned to the transferee or assignee constitute Restricted Securities and (d) at or before the time the Com pany received the written notice contemplated by clause (b) of this sentence the transferee or assignee agrees in writing with the Company to be bound by all of the provisions contained herein.
REPRESENTATIONS AND COVENANTS OF THE HOLDER
Private Issue. Holder understands (i) that the Shares issuable upon exercise of Holders rights contained in the Warrant are not registered under the Act or qualified under applicable state securities laws on the ground that the issuance contemplated by the Warrant will be exempt from the registration and qualifications requirements thereof, and (ii)
that the Companys reliance on such exemption is predicated on Holders representations set forth in this Article 6.
Financial Risk. Holder has such knowledge and experience in financial and business matters as to be capable of evaluating the merits and risks of its investment and has the ability to bear the economic risks of its investment.
Risk of No Registration. Holder understands that if the Company does not register with the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to Section 12 of the Act, or file reports pursuant to Section 15(d), of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the 1934 Act), or if a registration statement covering the securities under the Act is not in effect when it desires to sell (i) the right to purchase Shares pursuant to the Warrant, or (ii) the Shares issuable upon exercise of the right to purchase, it may be required to hold such securities for an indefinite period.
Accredited Investor. Holder is an accredited investor, as such term is defined in Regulation D promulgated pursuant to the Act.
Term. This Warrant is exercisable, in whole or in part, at any time and from time to time on or after the Issue Date and on or before the Expiration Date set forth above.
Compliance with Securities Laws on Transfer. This Warrant may not be transferred or assigned in whole or in part without compliance with applicable federal and state securities laws by the transferor and the transferee (including, without limitation, the delivery of investment representation letters and legal opinions reasonably satisfactory to the Company, as reasonably requested by the Company). The Company shall not require Holder to provide an opinion of counsel if the transfer is to an affiliate of Holder.
Transfer Procedure. Holder shall have the right without the consent of the Company to transfer or assign in whole or in part this Warrant and the Shares issuable upon exercise of this Warrant. Holder agrees that unless there is in effect a registration statement under the Act covering the proposed transfer of all or part of this Warrant, prior to any such proposed transfer the Holder shall give written notice thereof to the Company (a Transfer Notice). Each Transfer Notice shall describe the manner and circumstances of the proposed transfer in reasonable detail and, if the company so requests, shall be accompanied by an opinion of legal counsel, in a form reasonably satisfactory to the Company, to the effect that the proposed transfer may be effected without registration under the Act; provided that the Company will not require opinions of counsel for transactions involving transfers to aff iliates or pursuant to Rule 144 promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission under the act, except in unusual circumstances.
Notices, etc. All notices and other communications required or permitted hereunder shall be in writing and shall be delivered personally, or sent by telecopier machine or
by a nationally recognized overnight courier service, and shall be deemed given when so delivered personally, or by telecopier machine or overnight courier service as follows:
If to the Company, to:
S3 Investment Company, Inc.
43180 Business Park Drive, #202
Temecula, California 92590
If to the Holder, to:
La Jolla Cove Investors, Inc.
7817 Herschel Avenue, Suite 200
La Jolla, CA 92037
or at such other address as the Company shall have furnished to the Holder. Each such notice or other communication shall for all purposes of this agreement be treated as effective or having been given when delivered if delivered personally, or, if sent by mail, at the earlier of its receipt or five days after the same has been deposited in a regularly maintained receptacle for the deposit of the United States mail, addressed and mailed as aforesaid.
Counterparts. This agreement may be executed in any number of counterparts, each of which shall be enforceable against the parties actually executing such counterparts, and all of which together shall constitute one instrument. Facsimile execution shall be deemed originals.
Waiver. 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 such change, waiver, discharge or termination is sought.
Attorneys Fees. In the event of any dispute between the parties concerning the terms and provisions of this Warrant, the party prevailing in such dispute shall be entitled to collect from the other party all costs incurred in such dispute, including reasonable attorneys fees.
Governing Law; Jurisdiction. This Warrant shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to its principles regarding conflicts of law. Each of the parties hereto consents to the jurisdiction of the federal courts whose districts encompass any part of the City of San Diego or the state courts of the State of California sitting in the City of San Diego in connection with any dispute arising
under this Warrant and hereby waives, to the maximum extent permitted by law, any objection including any objection based on forum non conveniens, to the bringing of any such proceeding in such jurisdictions.
The Company acknowledges that a breach by it of its obligations hereunder will cause irreparable harm to the Holder, by vitiating the intent and purpose of the transactions hereby. Accordingly, the Company acknowledges that the remedy at law for a breach of its obligations under this Warrant will be inadequate and agrees, in the event of a breach or threatened breach by the Company of the provisions of this Warrant, that the Holder shall be entitled, in addition to all other available remedies at law or in equity, and in addition to the penalties assessable herein, to an injunction or injunctions restraining, preventing or curing any breach of this Warrant and to enforce specifically the terms and provisions hereof, without the necessity of showing economic loss and without any bond or other security being required.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have duly caused this Warrant to Purchase Common Stock to be executed and delivered on the date first above written.
S3 Investment Company, Inc.
La Jolla Cove Investors, Inc.
By: /s/ James Bickel
By: /s/ Travis W. Huff
Travis W. Huff
Title: Portfolio Manager
WARRANT NOTICE OF EXERCISE
The undersigned hereby elects to purchase _____ shares of the Common Stock of S3 Investment Company, Inc. pursuant to the terms of the Warrant to Purchase Common Stock issued on May ___, 2006.
Please issue a certificate or certificates representing said shares in the name of the undersigned or in such other name as is specified below:
(Name and Address)
The undersigned makes the representations and covenants set forth in Article 5 of the Warrant to Purchase Common Stock.