THIS SUBSCRIPTION AGREEMENT
is made effective this 30th day of August, 2007, by and between PPT Vision,
Inc., a Minnesota corporation (the Company) and P.R. Peterson, a resident of
the state of Minnesota, who is investing through the P.R. Peterson Keogh Plan
Company and Subscriber hereby agree as follows:
1. Purchase and Delivery.
Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, the Company sells
to Subscriber and Subscriber purchases from the Company as of the Closing Date:
a. 2,500,000 shares of common stock, $.10 par
value of the Company (Stock) at a purchase price of $0.20 per share for an
aggregate purchase price of $1,000,000; and
b. Seven-year Warrants to purchase 1,000,000
shares of Stock at a price of $0.25 per share.
a. Closing Date. The
closing of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement (the Closing) will
take place at the offices of the Company on August 30, 2007 or such other
different time or day as may be mutually acceptable to Subscriber and the
Company (the Closing Date).
b. Delivery by Company. At
the Closing, the Company will deliver to Subscriber:
i. A letter indicating it will issue the share
certificate as soon as possible after approval by the shareholders of the
Company of an amendment to the Companys Articles of Incorporation to increase
the number of authorized shares of common stock from 10,000,000 to 20,000,000,
ii. Warrants to purchase 1,000,000 shares of
Stock at a price of $0.25 per share.
c. Delivery by Subscriber. At
the Closing, the Subscriber will deliver the aggregate purchase price for the
Stock stated in Section 1 by personal check.
3. Certain Representations of Subscriber. In
order to induce the Company to sell the Stock and Warrants to Subscriber,
Subscriber hereby represents and warrants to the Company follows:
a. Securities Representations.
i. Information About the Company.
Subscriber has been furnished with the Companys Annual Report on Form
10-KSB for the year ended October 31, 2006 as filed with the Securities and
Exchange Commission (the Commission) together with all subsequently Quarterly
Reports on Form 10-QSB, Current Reports on Form 8-K, and other publicly
available filings made with the Commission (the Reports). In addition, the Subscriber has received from
the Company such other information concerning its operations, financial
condition and other matters as the Subscriber has requested (the Other Written
Information), and considered all factors the Subscriber deems material in
deciding on the advisability
of investing in the stock. Further, Mr.
Peterson Subscriber is a director of the Company and has access to information
about the Company.
ii. High Degree of Risk.
Subscriber acknowledges that an investment in the Stock involves a high
degree of risk, including, but not limited to, the risk that Subscriber may
receive no return on his investment in the Stock and the risk that Subscriber
may lose his entire investment in the Company.
Subscriber is able to bear the economic risk of investment in the Stock,
including the total loss of the investment.
Subscriber acknowledges the risks inherent in an investment in the
Stock, including those set forth in the section entitled Risk Factors in the
Companys Annual Report on Form 10-KSB for the year ended October 31, 2006, as
well as those other risks described in or referred to in the Reports and the
Other Written Information.
iii. Restrictions on Transfer.
Subscriber acknowledges that there are substantial restrictions on the
transfer of the Stock and Warrants under the Securities Act of 1933, (the Act)
and applicable state securities laws (the State Laws) and accordingly,
Subscriber may not liquidate an investment in the Stock for an indefinite
period. Subscriber acknowledges that
neither the Stock being issued nor Stock underlying the Warrants has been
registered for sale under the Act or State Laws. Subscriber acknowledges and agrees that the
Stock may be resold only pursuant to registration under the Act and the State
Laws, or an opinion of counsel acceptable to the Company that registration is
iv. Suitability. Subscriber believes that an
investment in the Stock is suitable for Subscriber based upon Subscribers
investment objectives and financial needs, and Subscriber has adequate means
for providing for his current financial needs and particular contingencies and
has no need for liquidity of investment with respect to the Stock. Subscriber has sufficient knowledge and
experience in financial and business matters to enable Subscriber to evaluate
the merits and risks of an investment in the Stock and to make an informed
investment decision with respect to the purchase of the Stock.
v. No General Solicitation. The
offer to sell the Stock and Warrants was directly communicated to
Subscriber. Subscriber has not received
any general solicitation or general advertising (including communications
published in any newspaper, magazine or other broadcast) in connection with his
purchase of the Stock.
vi. Residence; Accredited Investor Status.
Subscriber is a resident of the state of Minnesota. Subscriber is an accredited investor as
that term is defined by Rule 501 under the Act by virtue of being a natural
person whose individual net worth (assets less liabilities), or joint net worth
with his spouse, exceeds $1,000,000 or a natural person whose individual income
was in excess of $200,000, or whose joint income with his spouse was in excess
of $300,000, in each of the two most recent years, and who has a reasonable
expectation of reaching the same income level for the current year. Mr. Peterson is also a director of the
b. No Market Manipulation.
Subscriber has not taken, and will not take, directly or indirectly, any
action designed to, or that might reasonably be expected to, cause or result in
stabilization or manipulation of the price of the Stock to facilitate the sale
or resale of the Stock or affect the price at which the Stock may be issued.
c. Brokers or Finders. The
Company has not, and will not, incur, directly or indirectly, as a result of
any action taken by Subscriber, any liability for brokerage or finders fees or
agents commissions or any similar charges in connection with this Agreement.
d. Tax Liability.
Subscriber has reviewed with Subscribers own tax advisors the tax
consequences of an investment in the Stock and the transactions contemplated by
this Agreement, and has and will rely solely on such advisors and not on any
statements or representations of the Company or any of its agents. Subscriber understands that Subscriber (and
not the Company) is responsible for Subscribers own tax liability that may
arise as a result of his investment in the Stock or the transactions contemplated
by this Agreement.
e. Counsel. Subscriber acknowledges that
Lindquist & Vennum P.L.L.P. is legal counsel to the Company, whose
interests are in conflict with those of Subscriber, and that Lindquist &
Vennum P.L.L.P., as counsel for the Company, does not represent Subscriber or
Subscribers interests in connection with the purchase of the Stock and
warrants, and that Subscriber has had timely opportunity, if desired, to have
Subscribers own legal counsel advise Subscriber regarding the purchase of the
Stock and Warrants.
f. Due Authorization. This
Agreement has been duly authorized by all necessary action on the part of
Subscriber, has been duly executed by Subscriber, and is a legal, valid, and
binding obligation of Subscriber enforceable in accordance with its terms,
subject to general limitations on the availability of equitable remedies and
the effect of bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization and other laws of general
application affecting the enforcement of creditors rights. The execution and delivery of this Agreement
and the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby do not and will
not violate or conflict with any agreement or instrument to which Subscriber is
a party or any legal requirement or order applicable to Subscriber.
g. Required Shareholder Approval.
Subscriber acknowledges that issuance of the Stock and the Stock
underlying the Warrants is dependent upon shareholder approval of an amendment
to the Companys Articles of Incorporation increasing the Companys authorized
shares of common stock from 10,000,000 to 20,000,000.
4. Restrictive Legend.
Subscriber acknowledges and agrees that the Company will place a
restrictive legend on any certificate representing of the Stock and warrants
(and any Stock issuable upon exercise of the warrants) containing substantially
the following language:
The securities represented
by this certificate have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933,
as amended (the Act), and have not been registered under any state securities
laws. These securities may not be sold,
offered for sale, or transferred in the absence of either an effective
registration under the Act and under applicable state securities laws, or an
opinion of counsel satisfactory to the company that such transaction is exempt
from registration under the Act and under applicable state securities laws.
Subscriber agrees that, to
enforce the above legend, the Company may place a stop transfer order with its
registrar and transfer agent covering all certificates representing any of the
Representations of the Company. In order to induce Subscriber to purchase the
Stock from the Company, the Company hereby represents and warrants to
Subscriber as of the date hereof and as of the Closing Date follows:
a. Capitalization. The authorized capital stock of the Company
consists of 10,000,000 shares of Stock and 10,000,000 shares of Preferred
Stock. Immediately prior to the sale of
Stock by this Agreement, there are outstanding 7,402,916 shares of common stock
and no shares of Preferred Stock. There
are no outstanding agreements or preemptive or similar rights affecting the
Stock or equity and no outstanding rights, warrants or options to acquire, or
instruments convertible into or exchangeable for, or agreements or
understandings with respect to the sale or issuance of any shares of Stock or
equity of the Company or other equity interest in the Company except as
described in the Reports or otherwise known to Subscriber.
b. Organization and Authority. The
Company is a corporation duly organized, validly existing and in good standing
under the laws of Minnesota and has all requisite corporate power and authority
to own, lease and operate its properties and to conduct its business as
currently conducted. The Company is duly
qualified as a foreign corporation to do business and is in good standing in
each jurisdiction where the nature of the business conducted or property owned
by it makes such qualification necessary, other than those jurisdictions in
which the failure to so qualify would not have a material adverse effect on the
business, operations or financial condition of the Company.
c. Due Authorization. The
Company has all requisite power and authority under applicable law to execute
and deliver this Agreement and to perform the transactions contemplated
hereby. Other than the approval of the
Companys Board of Directors, which approval has been obtained, and approval by
the shareholders of an increase in the Company authorized common stock, no
other approval of any kind is necessary under applicable law for the execution,
delivery and performance of this Agreement. This Agreement constitutes a legal,
valid and binding obligation of the Company, enforceable in accordance with its
terms, subject to general limitations on the availability of equitable remedies
and the effect of bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization and other laws of
general application affecting the enforcement of creditors rights.
d. No Violation.
Except for the required approval by the Company shareholders of an
increase in the Companys authorized common stock, the execution and delivery
of this Agreement and the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby
do not and will not violate or conflict with the articles of incorporation or
by-laws of the Company, or violate any legal requirement or order applicable to
the Company. The execution and delivery
of this Agreement and the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby
do not and will not require any third-party action with respect to the Company
under, or conflict with or constitute a default under, or result in the
acceleration or right of acceleration of any obligations, or any termination or
right of termination under, any agreement, instrument, contract or obligation
of the Company. The execution and delivery of this Agreement and the
consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby do not and will not result
in the creation or imposition of any material lien, claim, charge, restriction,
equity or encumbrance of any kind upon or give any person any interest or right
in or with respect to any of the properties, assets, business or contracts of
the Company or to any of the Stock.
e. Status of the Stock. The
Stock upon issuance and the stock issuable upon exercise of the Warrants will
(i) be free and clear of any security interests, liens, claims or other
encumbrances, subject to restrictions upon transfer under the Act and State
laws; (ii) duly and validly issued and be fully paid and non-assessable; (iii)
not have been issued or sold in violation of any preemptive or other similar
rights of the holders of any securities of the Company; and (iv) be not subject
the Subscriber to personal liability by reason of being a shareholder of the
f. No General Solicitation. Neither the Company nor to its knowledge, any
person acting on its behalf, has engaged in any form of general solicitation or
general advertising (within the meaning of Regulation D under the Act) in connection
with the offer or sale of the Stock.
6. Covenants of the Company. The
Company agrees to reissue certificates representing the Stock without the
legend set forth in Section 4 at such time as (a) the holder thereof is
permitted to and disposes of the Stock pursuant to Rule 144(d) or Rule 144(k)
under the Act in the opinion of counsel reasonably satisfactory to the Company,
or (b) upon resale subject to an effective registration statement after the
Stock are registered under the Act. The
Company agrees to cooperate with the Subscriber in connection with all resales
pursuant to Rule 144(d) and Rule 144(k) and provide legal opinions necessary to
allow such resales, so long as the Company and its counsel receive all
reasonably requested written representations from the Subscriber and selling broker,
a. Survival of Representations and Warranties;
Indemnification. The parties agree that the agreements,
representations and warranties of each party will survive and remain in full
force and effect after the execution of this Agreement through the Closing Date
and after the Closing Date and payment for and delivery of the Stock. Each
party agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the other party from and against
any and all loss, damage or liability due to, or arising out of, a breach of
any agreement, representation or warranty of this Agreement by such party.
b. No Assignment; Binding Effect.
Neither this Agreement, nor any interest herein, is assignable by either
party without prior written consent of the other. The provisions of this Agreement are binding
upon and inure to the benefit of the parties hereto, and their respective
successors and assigns.
c. Choice of Law. This
Agreement will be construed and interpreted in accordance with Minnesota law,
without regard to its choice of law or conflicts of law provisions.
d. Notices. All notices, requests,
consents and other communications required or permitted hereunder must be in
writing and be delivered, personally, by facsimile, by overnight courier or
mailed first-class postage prepaid, registered or certified mail,
if to Subscriber:
P.R. Peterson Keogh Plan
6111 Blue Circle
Minnetonka, MN 55343-9108
if to the Company:
PPT Vision, Inc.
12988 Valley View Road
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
and such notices and other
communications will for all purposes of this Agreement be treated as being
effective or having been given (i) upon personal delivery to the party to
be notified, (ii) when sent by confirmed telex or facsimile if sent during
normal business hours of the recipient, if not, then on the next business day;
(iii) five days after having been sent by registered or certified mail,
return receipt requested, postage prepaid; or (iv) one day after deposit
with a nationally recognized overnight courier, specifying next day delivery,
with written verification of receipt.
e. Counterparts. This
Agreement may be executed concurrently in two or more counterparts, each of
which is an original, but all of which together will constitute one and the
The parties have executed
this Agreement as of the date first written.
PPT VISION, INC.
/s/ Joseph C. Christenson
Joseph C. Christenson
Chief Executive Officer
P.R. PETERSON KEOGH PLAN
/s/ P. R. Peterson
P.R. Peterson, Trustee