Debenture Purchase Agreement

Debenture Purchase Agreement

Exhibit 10.74

 

DEBENTURE PURCHASE AGREEMENT

 

THIS DEBENTURE PURCHASE AGREEMENT (this “Agreement”), dated as of March 11, 2005, by and among LITHIUM TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION, a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), and the Buyers listed on Schedule I attached hereto (individually, a “Buyer” or collectively “Buyers”).

 

WITNESSETH:

 

WHEREAS, the Company and the Buyer(s) are executing and delivering this Agreement in reliance upon an exemption from securities registration pursuant to Section 4(2) and/or Rule 506 of Regulation D (“Regulation D”) as promulgated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”);

 

WHEREAS, the parties desire that, upon the terms and subject to the conditions contained herein, the Company shall issue and sell to the Buyer(s), as provided herein, and the Buyer(s) shall purchase up to Two Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($2,500,000) of debentures (the “Debentures”), which shall be convertible into shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.01 (the “Common Stock”) (as converted, the “Conversion Shares”) and which shall be funded on March 11, 2005 or such other mutually agreed upon time (the “Closing”), for a total purchase price of up to Two Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($2,500,000), (the “Purchase Price”) in the respective amounts set forth opposite each Buyer(s) name on Schedule I (the “Subscription Amount”); and

 

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants and other agreements contained in this Agreement the Company and the Buyer(s) hereby agree as follows:

 

1. PURCHASE AND SALE OF DEBENTURES.

 

(a) Purchase of Debentures. Subject to the satisfaction (or waiver) of the terms and conditions of this Agreement, each Buyer agrees, severally and not jointly, to purchase at Closing (as defined herein below) and the Company agrees to sell and issue to each Buyer, severally and not jointly, at the Closing, Debentures in amounts corresponding with the Subscription Amount set forth opposite each Buyer’s name on Schedule I hereto. Upon execution hereof by a Buyer, the Buyer shall wire transfer the Subscription Amount set forth opposite his name on Schedule I in same-day funds, which Subscription Amount shall be held in escrow pursuant to the terms of the Escrow Agreement (as hereinafter defined) and disbursed in accordance therewith.

 

(b) Closing Date. The Closing of the purchase and sale of the Debentures shall take place at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on or before March 11, 2005 or such other mutually agreed upon time, subject to notification of satisfaction of the conditions to the Closing set forth herein and in Sections 6 and 7 below (or such later date as is mutually agreed to by the Company and the Buyer(s)) (the “Closing Date”). The Closing shall occur at the offices of Gallagher, Briody & Butler, 155 Village Boulevard, 2nd Floor, Princeton, New Jersey 08540, fax: 609-452-0090 (or such other place as is mutually agreed to by the Company and the Buyer(s)).


2. BUYER’S REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES.

 

Each Buyer represents and warrants, severally and not jointly, that:

 

(a) Investment Purpose. Each Buyer is acquiring the Debentures and, upon conversion of Debentures, the Buyer will acquire the Conversion Shares then issuable, for its own account for investment only and not with a view towards, or for resale in connection with, the public sale or distribution thereof, except pursuant to sales registered or exempted under the Securities Act; provided, however, that by making the representations herein, such Buyer reserves the right to dispose of the Conversion Shares at any time in accordance with or pursuant to an effective registration statement covering such Conversion Shares or an available exemption under the Securities Act.

 

(b) Accredited Investor Status. Each Buyer is an “Accredited Investor” as that term is defined in Rule 501(a)(3) of Regulation D.

 

(c) Reliance on Exemptions. Each Buyer understands that the Debentures are being offered and sold to it in reliance on specific exemptions from the registration requirements of United States federal and state securities laws and that the Company is relying in part upon the truth and accuracy of, and such Buyer’s compliance with, the representations, warranties, agreements, acknowledgments and understandings of such Buyer set forth herein in order to determine the availability of such exemptions and the eligibility of such Buyer to acquire such securities.

 

(d) Information. Each Buyer and its advisors (and his or, its counsel), if any, have been furnished with all materials relating to the business, finances and operations of the Company and information he deemed material to making an informed investment decision regarding his purchase of the Debentures and the Conversion Shares, which have been requested by such Buyer. Each Buyer and its advisors, if any, have been afforded the opportunity to ask questions of the Company and its management. Neither such inquiries nor any other due diligence investigations conducted by such Buyer or its advisors, if any, or its representatives shall modify, amend or affect such Buyer’s right to rely on the Company’s representations and warranties contained in Section 3 below. Each Buyer understands that its investment in the Debentures and the Conversion Shares involves a high degree of risk and each Buyer has the financial wherewithal to lose its entire investment and understands that it could lose its entire investment. Each Buyer is in a position regarding the Company, which, based upon employment, family relationship or economic bargaining power, enabled and enables such Buyer to obtain information from the Company in order to evaluate the merits and risks of this investment. Each Buyer has sought such accounting, legal and tax advice, as it has considered necessary to make an informed investment decision with respect to its acquisition of the Debentures and the Conversion Shares.

 

(e) No Governmental Review. Each Buyer understands that no United States federal or state agency or any other government or governmental agency has passed on or made any recommendation or endorsement of the Debentures or the Conversion Shares, or the fairness or suitability of the investment in the Debentures or the Conversion Shares, nor have such authorities passed upon or endorsed the merits of the offering of the Debentures or the


Conversion Shares. Each Buyer understands and acknowledges that the Company has undertaken and will undertake no efforts to comply with any laws of any jurisdiction outside the United States relating to the issuance and sale of its securities except as may be provided herein.

 

(f) Transfer or Resale. Each Buyer understands that except as provided in the Registration Rights Agreement: (i) the Debentures have not been and are not being registered under the Securities Act or any state securities laws, and may not be offered for sale, sold, assigned or transferred unless (A) subsequently registered thereunder, or (B) such Buyer shall have delivered to the Company an opinion of counsel, in a generally acceptable form, to the effect that such securities to be sold, assigned or transferred may be sold, assigned or transferred pursuant to an exemption from such registration requirements; (ii) any sale of such securities made in reliance on Rule 144 under the Securities Act (or a successor rule thereto) (“Rule 144”) may be made only in accordance with the terms of Rule 144 and further, if Rule 144 is not applicable, any resale of such securities under circumstances in which the seller (or the person through whom the sale is made) may be deemed to be an underwriter (as that term is defined in the Securities Act) may require compliance with some other exemption under the Securities Act or the rules and regulations of the SEC thereunder; and (iii) neither the Company nor any other person is under any obligation to register such securities under the Securities Act or any state securities laws or to comply with the terms and conditions of any exemption thereunder. The Company reserves the right to place stop transfer instructions against the shares and certificates for the Conversion Shares.

 

(g) Legends. Each Buyer understands that the certificates or other instruments representing the Debentures and or the Conversion Shares shall bear a restrictive legend in substantially the following form (and a stop transfer order may be placed against transfer of such stock certificates):

 

THE SECURITIES REPRESENTED BY THIS CERTIFICATE HAVE NOT BEEN REGISTERED UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED, OR APPLICABLE STATE SECURITIES LAWS. THE SECURITIES HAVE BEEN ACQUIRED SOLELY FOR INVESTMENT PURPOSES AND NOT WITH A VIEW TOWARD RESALE AND MAY NOT BE OFFERED FOR SALE, SOLD, TRANSFERRED OR ASSIGNED IN THE ABSENCE OF AN EFFECTIVE REGISTRATION STATEMENT FOR THE SECURITIES UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED, OR APPLICABLE STATE SECURITIES LAWS, OR AN OPINION OF COUNSEL, IN A GENERALLY ACCEPTABLE FORM, THAT REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED UNDER SAID ACT OR APPLICABLE STATE SECURITIES LAWS.

 

The legend set forth above shall be removed and the Company within two (2) business days shall issue a certificate without such legend to the holder of the Conversion Shares upon which it is stamped, if, unless otherwise required by state securities laws, (i) in connection with a sale transaction, provided the Conversion Shares are registered under the Securities Act or (ii) in connection with a sale transaction, after such holder provides the Company with an opinion of


counsel, which opinion shall be in form, substance and scope customary for opinions of counsel in comparable transactions, to the effect that a public sale, assignment or transfer of the Conversion Shares may be made without registration under the Securities Act.

 

(h) Authorization, Enforcement. This Agreement and all related agreements are within Buyer’s corporate power and have been duly and validly authorized, executed and delivered on behalf of such Buyer and is a valid and binding agreement of such Buyer enforceable in accordance with its terms, except as such enforceability may be limited by general principles of equity or applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium, liquidation and other similar laws relating to, or affecting generally, the enforcement of applicable creditors’ rights and remedies. All necessary corporate action has been taken with respect to the Buyer to authorize and approve this Agreement and all the related agreements, and Buyer is under no obligation to obtain any approval, consent, or other action from any third party in order for Buyer to consummate the transaction contemplated hereby.

 

(i) Receipt of Documents. Each Buyer and his or its counsel has received and read in their entirety: (i) this Agreement and each representation, warranty and covenant set forth herein, the Security Agreement and the Registration Rights Agreement; (ii) all due diligence and other information necessary to verify the accuracy and completeness of such representations, warranties and covenants; (iii) the Company’s Form 10-KSB for the year ended December 31, 2003; (iv) the Company’s Form 10-QSB for the quarter ended September 30, 2004; (v) the Company’s Form 8-Ks dated August 30, 2004; November 5, 2004, November 9, 2004, December 1, 2004, January 6, 2005 and February 3, 2005; and (vi) answers to all questions each Buyer submitted to the Company regarding an investment in the Company; and each Buyer has relied on the information contained therein and has not been furnished any other documents, literature, memorandum or prospectus. Buyer acknowledges and agrees that the Company’s representations and warranties are limited to exclusively those expressly stated in this Agreement and exclude any and all statements made in any other business plan, prospectus, projections, memorandum or other document or in any oral communication.

 

(j) Due Formation of Corporate and Other Buyers. If the Buyer(s) is a corporation, trust, partnership or other entity that is not an individual person, it has been formed and validly exists and has not been organized for the specific purpose of purchasing the Debentures and is not prohibited from doing so.

 

(k) No Legal Advice From the Company. Each Buyer acknowledges, that it had the opportunity to review this Agreement and the transactions contemplated by this Agreement with his or its own legal counsel and investment and tax advisors. Each Buyer is relying solely on such counsel and advisors and not on any statements or representations of the Company or any of its representatives or agents for legal, tax or investment advice with respect to this investment, the transactions contemplated by this Agreement or the securities laws of any jurisdiction.

 

3. REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF THE COMPANY.

 

The Company represents and warrants to each of the Buyers that, except as set forth in the SEC Documents (as defined herein) or the disclosure schedules attached hereto (the


“Disclosure Schedules”) or the disclosure schedules attached hereto (the “Disclosure Schedules”):

 

(a) Organization and Qualification. The Company and its subsidiaries are corporations duly organized and validly existing in good standing under the laws of the jurisdiction in which they are incorporated, and have the requisite corporate power to own their properties and to carry on their business as now being conducted. Each of the Company and its subsidiaries is duly qualified as a foreign corporation to do business and is in good standing in every jurisdiction in which the nature of the business conducted by it makes such qualification necessary, except to the extent that the failure to be so qualified or be in good standing would not have a material adverse effect on the Company and its subsidiaries taken as a whole.

 

(b) Authorization, Enforcement, Compliance with Other Instruments. (i) The Company has the requisite corporate power and authority to enter into and perform this Agreement, the Registration Rights Agreement and any related agreements, and to issue the Debentures and the Conversion Shares in accordance with the terms hereof and thereof, (ii) the execution and delivery of this Agreement, the Registration Rights Agreement and any related agreements by the Company and the consummation by it of the transactions contemplated hereby and thereby, including, without limitation, the issuance of the Debentures the Conversion Shares and the reservation for issuance and the issuance of the Conversion Shares issuable upon conversion or exercise thereof, have been duly authorized by the Company’s Board of Directors and no further consent or authorization is required by the Company, its Board of Directors or its stockholders, (iii) this Agreement, the Registration Rights Agreement and any related agreements have been duly executed and delivered by the Company, (iv) this Agreement, the Registration Rights Agreement and any related agreements constitute the valid and binding obligations of the Company enforceable against the Company in accordance with their terms, except as such enforceability may be limited by general principles of equity or applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium, liquidation or similar laws relating to, or affecting generally, the enforcement of creditors’ rights and remedies. The authorized officer of the Company executing this Agreement, the Registration Rights Agreement and any related agreements knows of no reason why the Company cannot file the registration statement as required under the Registration Rights Agreement or perform any of the Company’s other obligations under such documents.

 

(c) Capitalization. The authorized capital stock of the Company consists of 125,000,000 shares of Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share and 100,000 shares of Preferred Stock. As of the date hereof, the Company has 57,907,558 shares of Common Stock and no shares of Preferred Stock issued and outstanding. All of such outstanding shares have been validly issued and are fully paid and nonassessable. Except as disclosed in the SEC Documents (as defined in Section 3(f)) or the Disclosure Schedule, no shares of Common Stock are subject to preemptive rights or any other similar rights or any liens or encumbrances suffered or permitted by the Company. Except as disclosed in the SEC Documents or the Disclosure Schedule, as of the date of this Agreement, (i) there are no outstanding options, warrants, scrip, rights to subscribe to, calls or commitments of any character whatsoever relating to, or securities or rights convertible into, any shares of capital stock of the Company or any of its subsidiaries, or contracts, commitments, understandings or arrangements by which the Company or any of its subsidiaries is or may become bound to issue additional shares of capital stock of the Company


or any of its subsidiaries or options, warrants, scrip, rights to subscribe to, calls or commitments of any character whatsoever relating to, or securities or rights convertible into, any shares of capital stock of the Company or any of its subsidiaries, (ii) there are no outstanding debt securities and (iii) there are no agreements or arrangements under which the Company or any of its subsidiaries is obligated to register the sale of any of their securities under the Securities Act (except pursuant to the Registration Rights Agreement) and (iv) there are no outstanding registration statements and there are no outstanding comment letters from the SEC or any other regulatory agency. Except as set forth on the Disclosure Schedules, there are no securities or instruments containing anti-dilution or similar provisions that will be triggered by the issuance of the Debentures as described in this Agreement. The Company has furnished to the Buyer true and correct copies of the Company’s Articles of Incorporation, as amended and as in effect on the date hereof (the “Articles of Incorporation”), and the Company’s By-laws, as in effect on the date hereof (the “By-laws”), and the terms of all securities convertible into or exercisable for Common Stock and the material rights of the holders thereof in respect thereto other than stock options issued to employees and consultants.

 

(d) Issuance of Securities. The Debentures are duly authorized and, upon issuance in accordance with the terms hereof, shall be duly issued, fully paid and nonassessable, are free from all taxes, liens and charges with respect to the issue thereof. The Conversion Shares issuable upon conversion of the Debentures have been duly authorized and reserved for issuance. Upon conversion or exercise in accordance with the Debentures the Conversion Shares will be duly issued, fully paid and nonassessable.

 

(e) No Conflicts. Except as disclosed in the SEC Documents, the execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement and the Registration Rights Agreement by the Company and the consummation by the Company of the transactions contemplated hereby will not (i) result in a violation of the Certificate of Incorporation, any certificate of designations of any outstanding series of preferred stock of the Company or the By-laws or (ii) conflict with or constitute a default (or an event which with notice or lapse of time or both would become a default) under, or give to others any rights of termination, amendment, acceleration or cancellation of, any agreement, indenture or instrument to which the Company or any of its subsidiaries is a party, or result in a violation of any law, rule, regulation, order, judgment or decree (including federal and state securities laws and regulations and the rules and regulations of The National Association of Securities Dealers Inc.’s OTC Bulletin Board on which the Common Stock is quoted) applicable to the Company or any of its subsidiaries or by which any property or asset of the Company or any of its subsidiaries is bound or affected. Except as disclosed in the SEC Documents, neither the Company nor its subsidiaries is in violation of any term of or in default under its Articles of Incorporation or By-laws or their organizational charter or by-laws, respectively, or any material contract, agreement, mortgage, indebtedness, indenture, instrument, judgment, decree or order or any statute, rule or regulation applicable to the Company or its subsidiaries. The business of the Company and its subsidiaries is not being conducted, and shall not be conducted in material violation of any material law, ordinance, or regulation of any governmental entity. Except as specifically contemplated by this Agreement and as required under the Securities Act and any applicable state securities laws, the Company is not required to obtain any consent, authorization or order of, or make any filing or registration with, any court or governmental agency in order for it to execute, deliver or perform any of its obligations under or contemplated by this Agreement or the Registration Rights Agreement in


accordance with the terms hereof or thereof. Except as disclosed in the SEC Documents, all consents, authorizations, orders, filings and registrations which the Company is required to obtain pursuant to the preceding sentence have been obtained or effected on or prior to the date hereof. The Company and its subsidiaries are unaware of any facts or circumstance, which might give rise to any of the foregoing.

 

(f) SEC Documents: Financial Statements. Since January 1, 2002, the Company has filed all reports, schedules, forms, statements and other documents required to be filed by it with the SEC under of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”) (all of the foregoing filed prior to the date hereof or amended after the date hereof and all exhibits included therein and financial statements and schedules thereto and documents incorporated by reference therein, being hereinafter referred to as the “SEC Documents”). The Company has delivered to the Buyers or their representatives, or made available through the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov., true and complete copies of the SEC Documents. As of their respective dates, the financial statements of the Company disclosed in the SEC Documents (the “Financial Statements”) complied as to form in all material respects with applicable accounting requirements and the published rules and regulations of the SEC with respect thereto. Such financial statements have been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, consistently applied, during the periods involved (except (i) as may be otherwise indicated in such Financial Statements or the notes thereto, or (ii) in the case of unaudited interim statements, to the extent they may exclude footnotes or may be condensed or summary statements) and, fairly present in all material respects the financial position of the Company as of the dates thereof and the results of its operations and cash flows for the periods then ended (subject, in the case of unaudited statements, to normal year-end audit adjustments). No other information provided by or on behalf of the Company to the Buyer which is not included in the SEC Documents, including, without limitation, information referred to in this Agreement, contains any untrue statement of a material fact or omits to state any material fact necessary in order to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading.

 

(g) 10(b)-5. The SEC Documents do not include any untrue statements of material fact, nor do they omit to state any material fact required to be stated therein necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading.

 

(h) Absence of Litigation. Except as disclosed in the SEC Documents, there is no action, suit, proceeding, inquiry or investigation before or by any court, public board, government agency, self-regulatory organization or body pending against or affecting the Company, the Common Stock or any of the Company’s subsidiaries, wherein an unfavorable decision, ruling or finding would (i) have a material adverse effect on the transactions contemplated hereby (ii) adversely affect the validity or enforceability of, or the authority or ability of the Company to perform its obligations under, this Agreement or any of the documents contemplated herein, or (iii) except as expressly disclosed in the SEC Documents, have a material adverse effect on the business, operations, properties, financial condition or results of operations of the Company and its subsidiaries taken as a whole.


(i) Acknowledgment Regarding Buyer’s Purchase of the Debentures. The Company acknowledges and agrees that the Buyer(s) is acting solely in the capacity of an arm’s length purchaser with respect to this Agreement and the transactions contemplated hereby. The Company further acknowledges that the Buyer(s) is not 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 the Buyer(s) or any of their respective representatives or agents in connection with this Agreement and the transactions contemplated hereby is merely incidental to such Buyer’s purchase of the Debentures or the Conversion Shares. The Company further represents to the Buyer that the Company’s decision to enter into this Agreement has been based solely on the independent evaluation by the Company and its representatives.

 

(j) No General Solicitation. Neither the Company, nor any of its affiliates, nor any person acting on its or their behalf, has engaged in any form of general solicitation or general advertising (within the meaning of Regulation D under the Securities Act) in connection with the offer or sale of the Debentures or the Conversion Shares.

 

(k) No Integrated Offering. 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 require registration of the Debentures or the Conversion Shares under the Securities Act or cause this offering of the Debentures or the Conversion Shares to be integrated with prior offerings by the Company for purposes of the Securities Act.

 

(l) Employee Relations. Neither the Company nor any of its subsidiaries is involved in any labor dispute nor, to the knowledge of the Company or any of its subsidiaries, is any such dispute threatened. None of the Company’s or its subsidiaries’ employees is a member of a union and the Company and its subsidiaries believe that their relations with their employees are good.

 

(m) Intellectual Property Rights. The Company and its subsidiaries own or possess adequate rights or licenses to use all trademarks, trade names, service marks, service mark registrations, service names, patents, patent rights, copyrights, inventions, licenses, approvals, governmental authorizations, trade secrets and rights necessary to conduct their respective businesses as now conducted. The Company and its subsidiaries do not have any knowledge of any infringement by the Company or its subsidiaries of trademark, trade name rights, patents, patent rights, copyrights, inventions, licenses, service names, service marks, service mark registrations, trade secret or other similar rights of others, and, to the knowledge of the Company there is no claim, action or proceeding being made or brought against, or to the Company’s knowledge, being threatened against, the Company or its subsidiaries regarding trademark, trade name, patents, patent rights, invention, copyright, license, service names, service marks, service mark registrations, trade secret or other infringement; and the Company and its subsidiaries are unaware of any facts or circumstances which might give rise to any of the foregoing.

 

(n) Environmental Laws. The Company and its subsidiaries are (i) in compliance with any and all applicable foreign, federal, state and local laws and regulations


relating to the protection of human health and safety, the environment or hazardous or toxic substances or wastes, pollutants or contaminants (“Environmental Laws”), (ii) have received all permits, licenses or other approvals required of them under applicable Environmental Laws to conduct their respective businesses and (iii) are in compliance with all terms and conditions of any such permit, license or approval.

 

(o) Title. Any real property and facilities held under lease by the Company and its subsidiaries are held by them under valid, subsisting and enforceable leases with such exceptions as are not material and do not interfere with the use made and proposed to be made of such property and buildings by the Company and its subsidiaries.

 

(p) Insurance. The Company and each of its subsidiaries are insured by insurers of recognized financial responsibility against such losses and risks and in such amounts as management of the Company believes to be prudent and customary in the businesses in which the Company and its subsidiaries are engaged. Neither the Company nor any such subsidiary has been refused any insurance coverage sought or applied for and neither the Company nor any such subsidiary has any reason to believe that it will not be able to renew its existing insurance coverage as and when such coverage expires or to obtain similar coverage from similar insurers as may be necessary to continue its business at a cost that would not materially and adversely affect the condition, financial or otherwise, or the earnings, business or operations of the Company and its subsidiaries, taken as a whole.

 

(q) Regulatory Permits. The Company and its subsidiaries possess all material certificates, authorizations and permits issued by the appropriate federal, state or foreign regulatory authorities necessary to conduct their respective businesses, and neither the Company nor any such subsidiary has received any notice of proceedings relating to the revocation or modification of any such certificate, authorization or permit.

 

(r) Internal Accounting Controls. The Company and each of its subsidiaries maintain a system of internal accounting controls sufficient to provide reasonable assurance that (i) transactions are executed in accordance with management’s general or specific authorizations, (ii) transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles and to maintain asset accountability, and (iii) the recorded amounts for assets is compared with the existing assets at reasonable intervals and appropriate action is taken with respect to any differences.

 

(s) No Material Adverse Breaches, etc. Except as set forth in the SEC Documents, neither the Company nor any of its subsidiaries is subject to any charter, corporate or other legal restriction, or any judgment, decree, order, rule or regulation which in the judgment of the Company’s officers has or is expected in the future to have a material adverse effect on the business, properties, operations, financial condition, results of operations or prospects of the Company or its subsidiaries. Except as set forth in the SEC Documents, neither the Company nor any of its subsidiaries is in breach of any contract or agreement which breach, in the judgment of the Company’s officers, has or is expected to have a material adverse effect on the business, properties, operations, financial condition, results of operations or prospects of the Company or its subsidiaries.


(t) Tax Status. Except as set forth in the SEC Documents, the Company and each of its subsidiaries has made and filed all federal and state income and all other tax returns, reports and declarations required by any jurisdiction to which it is subject and (unless and only to the extent that the Company and each of its subsidiaries has set aside on its books provisions reasonably adequate for the payment of all unpaid and unreported taxes) has paid all taxes and other governmental assessments and charges that are material in amount, shown or determined to be due on such returns, reports and declarations, except those being contested in good faith and has set aside on its books provision reasonably adequate for the payment of all taxes for periods subsequent to the periods to which such returns, reports or declarations apply. There are no unpaid taxes in any material amount claimed to be due by the taxing authority of any jurisdiction, and the officers of the Company know of no basis for any such claim.

 

(u) Certain Transactions. Except as set forth in the SEC Documents, and except for arm’s length transactions pursuant to which the Company makes payments in the ordinary course of business upon terms no less favorable than the Company could obtain from third parties and other than the grant of stock options disclosed in the SEC Documents, none of the officers, directors, or employees of the Company is presently a party to any transaction with the Company (other than for services as employees, officers and directors), including any contract, agreement or other arrangement providing for the furnishing of services to or by, providing for rental of real or personal property to or from, or otherwise requiring payments to or from any officer, director or such employee or, to the knowledge of the Company, any corporation, partnership, trust or other entity in which any officer, director, or any such employee has a substantial interest or is an officer, director, trustee or partner.

 

4. COVENANTS.

 

(a) Best Efforts. Each party shall use its best efforts timely to satisfy each of the conditions to be satisfied by it as provided in Sections 6 and 7 of this Agreement.

 

(b) Form D. The Company agrees to file a Form D with respect to the Conversion Shares as required under Regulation D and to provide a copy thereof to each Buyer promptly after such filing. The Company shall, on or before the Closing Date, take such action as the Company shall reasonably determine is necessary to qualify the Conversion Shares, or obtain an exemption for the Conversion Shares for sale to the Buyers at the Closing pursuant to this Agreement under applicable securities or “Blue Sky” laws of the states of the United States and shall provide evidence of any such action so taken to the Buyers on or prior to the Closing Date.

 

(c) Reporting Status. Until the earlier of (i) the date as of which the Buyer(s) may sell all of the Conversion Shares without restriction pursuant to Rule 144(k) promulgated under the Securities Act (or successor thereto), or (ii) the date on which (A) the Buyer(s) shall have sold all the Conversion Shares and (B) none of the Debentures are outstanding (the “Registration Period”), the Company shall file in a timely manner all reports required to be filed with the SEC pursuant to the Exchange Act and the regulations of the SEC thereunder, and the Company shall not terminate its status as an issuer required to file reports under the Exchange Act even if the Exchange Act or the rules and regulations thereunder would otherwise permit such termination.


(d) Reservation of Shares. The Company shall take all action reasonably necessary to at all times have authorized, and reserved for the purpose of issuance, such number of shares of Common Stock as shall be necessary to effect the issuance of the Conversion Shares. If at any time the Company does not have available such shares of Common Stock as shall from time to time be sufficient to effect the conversion of all of the Conversion Shares of the Company shall call and hold a special meeting of the shareholders within thirty (30) days of such occurrence, for the purpose of increasing the number of shares authorized. The Company’s management shall recommend to the shareholders to vote in favor of increasing the number of shares of Common Stock authorized. Management shall also vote all of its shares in favor of increasing the number of authorized shares of Common Stock.

 

(e) Listings or Quotation. The Company shall promptly secure the listing or quotation of the Conversion Shares upon the NASDAQ National Market, the NASDAQ SmallCorp Market, the American Stock Exchange, the New York Stock Exchange, The National Association of Securities Dealers Inc.’s Over-The-Counter Bulletin Board or other market, if any, upon which shares of Common Stock are then listed or quoted (subject to official notice of issuance) (each, a “Principal Market”) and shall use its best efforts to maintain, so long as any other shares of Common Stock shall be so listed, such listing of all Conversion Shares from time to time issuable under the terms of this Agreement. The Company shall maintain the Common Stock’s authorization for quotation on a Principal Market.

 

(f) Fees and Expenses. Each of the Company and the Buyer(s) shall pay all costs and expenses incurred by such party in connection with the negotiation, investigation, preparation, execution and delivery of this Agreement and the Registration Rights Agreement.

 

(g) Registration Rights. In the event Buyer does not waive the conversion rights under the Debenture by April 15, 2005, the Buyer shall have the right to demand registration of the shares issuable upon conversion of the Debentures.

 

5. CONDITIONS TO THE COMPANY’S OBLIGATION TO SELL.

 

The obligation of the Company hereunder to issue and sell the Debentures to the Buyer(s) at the Closing is subject to the satisfaction, at or before the Closing Date, of each of the following conditions, provided that these conditions are for the Company’s sole benefit and may be waived by the Company at any time in its sole discretion:

 

(a) Each Buyer shall have executed this Agreement and delivered the same to the Company.

 

(b) The Buyer(s) shall have delivered the Purchase Price for Debentures in respective amounts as set forth next to each Buyer as outlined on Schedule I attached hereto.

 

(c) The representations and warranties of the Buyer(s) shall be true and correct in all material respects as of the date when made and as of the Closing Dates as though made at that time (except for representations and warranties that speak as of a specific date), and the Buyer(s) shall have performed, satisfied and complied in all material respects with the covenants, agreements and conditions required by this Agreement to be performed, satisfied or complied with by the Buyer(s) at or prior to the Closing Dates.


6. CONDITIONS TO THE BUYER’S OBLIGATION TO PURCHASE.

 

The obligation of the Buyer(s) hereunder to purchase the Debentures at the Closing is subject to the satisfaction, at or before the Closing Date, of each of the following conditions:

 

(a) The Company shall have executed this Agreement and the Convertible Debenture and delivered the same to the Buyer(s).

 

(b) The Common Stock shall be authorized for quotation on the OTCBB, trading in the Common Stock shall not have been suspended for any reason and all of the Conversion Shares issuable upon conversion of the Debentures shall be approved the OTCBB.

 

(c) The representations and warranties of the Company shall be true and correct in all material respects (except to the extent that any of such representations and warranties is already qualified as to materiality in Section 3 above, in which case, such representations and warranties shall be true and correct without further qualification) as of the date when made and as of the Closing Dates as though made at that time (except for representations and warranties that speak as of a specific date) and the Company shall have performed, satisfied and complied in all material respects with the covenants, agreements and conditions required by this Agreement to be performed, satisfied or complied with by the Company at or prior to the Closing Dates. If requested by the Buyer, the Buyer shall have received a certificate, executed by the President of the Company, dated as of the Closing Dates, to the foregoing effect and as to such other matters as may be reasonably requested by the Buyer including, without limitation an update as of the Closing Dates regarding the representation contained in Section 3(c) above.

 

(d) The Company shall have executed and delivered to the Buyer(s) the Debentures in the respective amounts set forth opposite each Buyer(s) name on Schedule I attached hereto.

 

(e) As of the Closing Date, the Company shall have reserved out of its authorized and unissued Common Stock, solely for the purpose of effecting the conversion of the Debentures, shares of Common Stock to effect the conversion of all of the Conversion Shares then outstanding.

 

7. GOVERNING LAW: MISCELLANEOUS.

 

(a) Governing Law. THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE ENFORCED, GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK APPLICABLE TO AGREEMENTS MADE AND TO BE PERFORMED ENTIRELY WITHIN SUCH STATE, WITHOUT REGARD TO THE PRINCIPLES OF CONFLICT OF LAWS. THE PARTIES HERETO HEREBY SUBMIT TO THE EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION OF THE UNITED STATES FEDERAL COURTS LOCATED IN NEW YORK, NEW YORK WITH RESPECT TO ANY DISPUTE ARISING UNDER THIS AGREEMENT, THE AGREEMENTS ENTERED INTO IN CONNECTION HEREWITH OR THE TRANSACTIONS CONTEMPLATED HEREBY OR THEREBY. THE PARTIES IRREVOCABLY WAIVE THE DEFENSE OF AN INCONVENIENT FORUM TO THE MAINTENANCE OF SUCH SUIT OR PROCEEDING. THE PARTIES FURTHER


AGREE THAT SERVICE OF PROCESS UPON A PARTY MAILED BY FIRST CLASS MAIL SHALL BE DEEMED IN EVERY RESPECT EFFECTIVE SERVICE OF PROCESS UPON THE PARTY IN ANY SUCH SUIT OR PROCEEDING. NOTHING HEREIN SHALL AFFECT ANY PARTY’S RIGHT TO SERVE PROCESS IN ANY OTHER MANNER PERMITTED BY LAW. THE PARTIES AGREE THAT A FINAL NON-APPEALABLE JUDGMENT IN ANY SUCH SUIT OR PROCEEDING SHALL BE CONCLUSIVE AND MAY BE ENFORCED IN OTHER JURISDICTIONS BY SUIT ON SUCH JUDGMENT OR IN ANY OTHER LAWFUL MANNER. THE PARTY WHICH DOES NOT PREVAIL IN ANY DISPUTE ARISING UNDER THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL FEES AND EXPENSES, INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES, INCURRED BY THE PREVAILING PARTY IN CONNECTION WITH SUCH DISPUTE.

 

(b) Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in two or more identical counterparts, all of which 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. In the event any signature page is delivered by facsimile transmission, the party using such means of delivery shall cause four (4) additional original executed signature pages to be physically delivered to the other party within five (5) days of the execution and delivery hereof.

 

(c) Headings. The headings of this Agreement are for convenience of reference and shall not form part of, or affect the interpretation of, this Agreement.

 

(d) Severability. If any provision of this Agreement shall be invalid or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, such invalidity or unenforceability shall not affect the validity or enforceability of the remainder of this Agreement in that jurisdiction or the validity or enforceability of any provision of this Agreement in any other jurisdiction.

 

(e) Entire Agreement, Amendments. This Agreement supersedes all other prior oral or written agreements between the Buyer(s), the Company, their affiliates and persons acting on their behalf with respect to the matters discussed herein, and this Agreement and the instruments referenced herein contain the entire understanding of the parties with respect to the matters covered herein and therein and, except as specifically set forth herein or therein, neither the Company nor any Buyer makes any representation, warranty, covenant or undertaking with respect to such matters. No provision of this Agreement may be waived or amended other than by an instrument in writing signed by the party to be charged with enforcement.


(f) Notices. Any notices, consents, waivers, or other communications required or permitted to be given under the terms of this Agreement must be in writing and will be deemed to have been delivered (i) upon receipt, when delivered personally; (ii) upon confirmation of receipt, when sent by facsimile; (iii) three (3) days after being sent by U.S. certified mail, return receipt requested, or (iv) one (1) day after deposit with a nationally recognized overnight delivery service, in each case properly addressed to the party to receive the same. The addresses and facsimile numbers for such communications shall be:

 

If to the Company, to:

 

Lithium Technology Corporation

   

5115 Campus Drive

   

Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

   

Attention: John J. McGovern

   

Telephone: (610) 940-6090

   

Facsimile: (610) 940-6091

With a copy to:

 

Gallagher, Briody & Butler

   

Princeton Forrestal Village

   

155 Village Blvd. – Suite 201

   

Princeton, NJ 08540

   

Attention: Tom Gallagher, Esq.

   

Telephone: (609) 452-6000

   

Facsimile: (609) 452-0090

 

If to the Buyer(s), to its address and facsimile number on Schedule I, with copies to the Buyer’s counsel as set forth on Schedule I. Each party shall provide five (5) days’ prior written notice to the other party of any change in address or facsimile number.

 

(g) Successors and Assigns. This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties and their respective successors and assigns. Neither the Company nor any Buyer shall assign this Agreement or any rights or obligations hereunder without the prior written consent of the other party hereto.

 

(h) No Third Party Beneficiaries. This Agreement is intended for the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective permitted successors and assigns, and is not for the benefit of, nor may any provision hereof be enforced by, any other person.

 

(i) Survival. Unless this Agreement is terminated under Section 8(l), the representations and warranties of the Company and the Buyer(s) contained in Sections 2 and 3, the agreements and covenants set forth in Sections 4, 5 and 8, shall survive the Closing for a period of two (2) years following the date on which the Debentures are converted in full. The Buyer(s) shall be responsible only for its own representations, warranties, agreements and covenants hereunder.

 

(j) Publicity. The Company and the Buyer(s) shall have the right to approve, before issuance any press release or any other public statement with respect to the transactions contemplated hereby made by any party; provided, however, that the Company shall be entitled, without the prior approval of the Buyer(s), to issue any press release or other public disclosure with respect to such transactions required under applicable securities or other laws or regulations (the Company shall use its best efforts to consult the Buyer(s) in connection with any such press release or other public disclosure prior to its release and Buyer(s) shall be provided with a copy thereof upon release thereof).

 

(k) Further Assurances. Each party shall do and perform, or cause to be done and performed, all such further acts and things, and shall execute and deliver all such other


agreements, certificates, instruments and documents, as the other party may reasonably request in order to carry out the intent and accomplish the purposes of this Agreement and the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby.

 

(l) Termination. In the event that the Closing shall not have occurred with respect to the Buyers on or before five (5) business days from the date hereof due to the Company’s or the Buyer’s failure to satisfy the conditions set forth in Sections 6 and 7 above (and the non-breaching party’s failure to waive such unsatisfied condition(s)), the non-breaching party shall have the option to terminate this Agreement with respect to such breaching party at the close of business on such date without liability of any party to any other party above.

 

(m) No Strict Construction. 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.

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Buyers and the Company have caused this Debenture Purchase Agreement to be duly executed as of the date first written above.

 

COMPANY:

LITHIUM TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION

By:

 

/s/ John J. McGovern


Name:

 

John J. McGovern

Title:

 

Chief Financial Officer