THIS STOCK PURCHASE AGREEMENT (this “Agreement”) is made as of this 28th day of February, 2006, by ARISTOCRAT INTERNATIONAL PTY.
LIMITED (ABN 46 000 148 158), a company organized under the laws of Australia (“Buyer”), and GHW ENTERPRISES, LLC a North Carolina limited liability company (“Shareholder”). Capitalized terms not otherwise defined in
the text of this Agreement shall have the meanings set forth in the Annexure concerning definitions.
WHEREAS, Shareholder is the
holder of shares in PokerTek, Inc. (the “Company”) (the “Company’s Common Stock”)
WHEREAS, Buyer desires
to purchase and Shareholder desires to sell upon the terms and conditions hereinafter set forth one hundred and five thousand six hundred (105,600) shares of the Company’s Common Stock (the “Shares”).
NOW, THEREFORE, for and in consideration of the premises and of the mutual agreements, representations, warranties, provisions and covenants
herein contained, and of other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the parties hereto hereby agree as follows:
PURCHASE AND SALE OF SHARES
Generally. Subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement, Buyer agrees to purchase and Shareholder agrees to sell, convey, assign, transfer and
deliver to Buyer the Shares for the Purchase Price.
Purchase Price. The purchase price (the “Purchase Price”) for the Shares shall be payable in United States dollars upon the Closing Date. The Purchase Price
shall equal the product obtained by multiplying (x) the total number of the Shares by (y) the average daily closing price of the Company’s Common Stock on the Nasdaq National market during the thirty (30) consecutive trading days
immediately preceding the 20th day of January, 2006. The Parties agree that the Purchase Price payable on the
Closing Date will be an amount of USD 959,523.84.
Payment of the Purchase Price. The Purchase Price shall be paid to the Shareholder in cash (the “Cash Payment”) by wire transfer of immediately available
funds to accounts designated by Shareholder.
Closing Date. The closing of the purchase and sale provided for herein (the “Closing”) shall take place on or before 5:00 p.m., North Carolina time, on
28 February, 2006 at the offices of the Company, or at such other place, time or date as may hereafter be mutually agreed upon in writing by the parties or as results from the provisions of this Agreement (the “Closing Date”).
Action by Buyer. Subject to the terms and conditions herein contained, on the Closing Date, Buyer shall deliver to Shareholder, among the other deliveries required by
this Agreement, in payment of the Purchase Price for the Shares, the Cash Payment.
Action by Shareholder. Subject to the terms and conditions herein contained, on the Closing Date, Shareholder shall deliver to Buyer, among the other deliveries
required by this Agreement, an assignment and bill of sale transferring the Share(the “Assignment and Bill of Sale”). Immediately following the Closing, Shareholder will take such actions as are necessary to cause the Company’s
transfer agent to issue a stock certificate representing the Shares in the name of Buyer.
REPRESENTATIONS AS TO THE SHAREHOLDER
hereby represents and warrants to Buyer that all of the following representations and warranties are true and correct on the date hereof and as of the Closing Date as though made on the Closing Date..
Authorization. This Agreement has been duly executed and delivered by Shareholder and constitutes the valid and binding obligation of Shareholder, enforceable against
Shareholder in accordance with its terms. Shareholder has full corporate power, capacity and authority to execute this Agreement, and all other agreements and documents contemplated hereby.
Organization, Existence and Good Standing of the Shareholder. The Shareholder is a limited liability company duly organized, validly existing and in good standing
under the laws of the state of North Carolina.
Capital Stock of the Company. Shareholder owns the Shares free and clear of any Liens (excluding restrictions imposed by a certain Lock-Up Agreement between
Shareholder and Feltl and Company). Shareholder is the lawful recorded and beneficial owner of the Shares. Upon the delivery of the Shares to Buyer, Buyer will acquire the beneficial and legal, valid, and indefeasible title to such Shares, free and
clear of all Liens and restrictions on transfer except for restrictions on transfer pursuant to federal and state securities laws.
REPRESENTATIONS OF BUYER
Buyer represents and warrants to Shareholder that all of the following representations and warranties set forth in this Agreement are true and correct at the time of the Closing.
Due Organization. Buyer is duly organized, validly existing and in good standing under the laws of Australia, has the corporate power to own its properties and to
carry on its business as now being conducted.
Validity of Obligations. The execution and delivery of this Agreement by Buyer and the performance by Buyer of the transactions contemplated therein
have been duly and
validly authorized by the Board of Directors of Buyer, and this Agreement has been duly and validly authorized by all necessary corporate action, duly
executed and delivered at or prior to the Closing and shall be the legal, valid and binding obligations of Buyer, enforceable against it in accordance with its’ terms.
Authorization. The representatives of Buyer executing this Agreement have the corporate authority to enter into and to bind Buyer to the terms of this
Agreement. Buyer has the full legal right, power and authority to enter into this Agreement.
Buyer is acquiring the Shares for investment for its own account and not with a view to, or for resale in connection with, the distribution thereof in contravention of securities
Buyer’s knowledge and experience in financial and business matters are such that it is capable of evaluating the merits and risks of its acquisition of the Shares.
Buyer’s financial condition is such that it can afford to bear the economic risk of holding the Shares for an indefinite period of time and has adequate means for providing for
its current needs and contingencies and to suffer a complete loss of its investment in the Shares.
Buyer is an “accredited investor” as defined in Rule 501 under the 1933 Act. Buyer has such knowledge and experience in financial and business matters as to be capable of
evaluating the merits and risks of purchasing the Shares.
Buyer understands that (i) the Shares have not been registered under the 1933 Act or other applicable securities laws, (ii) the Shares may need to be held indefinitely,
and the Buyer must continue to bear the economic risk of the investment in the Shares unless they are subsequently registered under the 1933 Act or an exemption from such registration is available, (iii) when and if the Shares may be disposed
of without registration in reliance on Rule 144 promulgated under the 1933 Act, such disposition can be made only in limited amounts in accordance with the terms and conditions of such Rule, and Buyer may have to deliver an opinion of counsel to the
Company reasonably acceptable to the Company in form, substance and scope to the effect that the Shares to be sold or transferred may be sold or transferred under an exemption from such registration, and (iv) if the Rule 144 exemption is not
available, public sale without registration will require compliance with an exemption under the 1933 Act.
Buyer understands that the Shares are characterized as “restricted securities” under the U.S. federal securities laws inasmuch as they are being acquired from Shareholder
in a transaction not involving a public offering and that under such laws and applicable regulations such securities may be resold without registration under the 1933 Act only in certain limited circumstances.
Buyer understands that the Shares shall bear a restrictive legend in accordance with the requirements of the 1933 Act.
CONDITIONS PRECEDENT TO
Conditions Precedent to Buyer’s Obligation to Close. Buyer’s obligation to purchase the Shares pursuant to this Agreement and to take the other actions
required to be taken by Buyer at the Closing is subject to the satisfaction, at or prior to the Closing, of each of the following conditions (any of which may be waived by Buyer, in whole or in part):
Accuracy of Representations. Each of Shareholder’s representations and warranties in this Agreement , were accurate in all material respects as of the date of
this Agreement, and are accurate in all material respects as of the Closing Date as if made on the Closing Date.
Shareholder’s Performance. All of the covenants and obligations that Shareholder is required to perform or to comply with pursuant to this Agreement at or prior
to the Closing (considered collectively), and each of these covenants and obligations (considered individually), have been duly performed and complied with in all material respects. Each document required to be delivered pursuant to this Agreement
and such other documents as Buyer may reasonably request for the purpose of facilitating the consummation or performance of this Agreement.
Consents. All consents, if any, required in connection with the consummation of this Agreement have been obtained and are in full force and effect.
Due Diligence Investigation. Buyer shall be completely satisfied, in its sole discretion, with its due diligence review of the operational, financial performance and
forecasts of the Company and that the representations and warranties provided to Buyer pursuant to this Agreement are true and correct. Buyer will commence due diligence immediately upon execution of this Agreement and Shareholder shall procure that
the Company shall fully cooperate with Buyer in connection with the conduct of the due diligence by Buyer. Buyer will complete the due diligence as soon as reasonably practicable and in any event, not later than 20 February, 2006. Buyer will
notify Shareholder if Buyer considers the results of its due diligence review to be unsatisfactory.
Probity Checks. The Regulatory and Compliance Committee of Buyer and the executive management of Buyer shall be completely satisfied, in their sole discretion, with
the results of such probity checks as Buyer, in its sole discretion, considers necessary to satisfy Buyer that there is no derogatory information in respect of Shareholder or the Company that will jeopardize Buyer’s operations or contemplated
operations in the eyes of any governmental or regulatory agency.
Conditions Precedent to Shareholder’s Obligation to Close Shareholder’s obligation to sell the Shares and to take the other actions required to be taken by
Shareholder at the Closing is subject to the satisfaction, at or prior to the Closing, of each of the following conditions (any of which may be waived by Shareholder in whole or in part):
Accuracy of Representations. Each of Buyer’s representations and warranties in this Agreement, was accurate in all material respects as of the date of this
Agreement and is accurate in all material respects as of the Closing Date as if made on the Closing Date.
Buyer’s Performance. All of the covenants and obligations that Buyer is required to perform or to comply with pursuant to this Agreement at or prior to the
Closing, and each of these covenants and obligations (considered individually), have been performed and complied with in all material respects. Buyer has made the closing deliveries pursuant to this Agreement and the cash payment required to be made
pursuant to this Agreement.
CLOSING DELIVERIES BY BUYER
Closing Delivery by Buyer. At or prior to the Closing, Buyer shall deliver the following to Shareholder, (i) the Cash Payment, and (ii) this Agreement
executed by the Buyer.
CLOSING DELIVERIES OF SHAREHOLDER
At or prior to the Closing, Shareholder shall deliver the
following to Buyer:
Assignment and Bill of Sale. The Assignment and Bill of Sale.
Consents and Approvals. All materially necessary consents of and filings with any Agency or any third party relating to the consummation of the transactions
Shareholder hereby agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Buyer and its directors, officers, employees, representatives, agents and attorneys (each, an “Indemnified
Party”) from Buyer Losses caused by, resulting from or arising out of:
breaches of representations hereunder by Shareholder or failure by Shareholder to perform or otherwise fulfill any undertaking or other agreement or obligation hereunder, or to
perform its’ covenants set forth in this Agreement or in any other agreement or document executed in connection with the transactions contemplated hereby;
any and all actions, suits, proceedings, claims and demands incident to any of the foregoing or such indemnification.
Buyer agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Shareholder from Shareholder Losses caused by, resulting from or arising out of:
breaches of representations hereunder by Buyer or failure by Buyer to perform or otherwise fulfill any undertaking or other agreement or obligation hereunder; or to perform
its’ covenants set forth in this Agreement or in any other agreement or document executed in connection with the transactions contemplated hereby; and
any and all actions, suits, proceedings, claims and demands incident to any of the foregoing or such indemnification.
Press Releases. Buyer shall be entitled to issue press releases or make any public statements or filings with respect to the transactions contemplated hereby, and
Shareholder shall not issue any such press release or otherwise make any such public statement, filing or other communication without the prior consent of Buyer, except if such disclosure is required by law, in which case the Shareholder shall
promptly provide Buyer with prior notice of such public statement, filing or other communication. The parties understand and acknowledge that Buyer, on one hand, and Shareholder together with other shareholders of the Company who are selling shares
to Buyer, will have an obligation to make filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission with respect to the transfer of the Shares.
Survival of Covenants, Agreements, Representations and Warranties.
Covenants and Agreements. All covenants and agreements made hereunder or pursuant hereto or in connection with the transactions contemplated hereby shall survive the Closing
and shall continue in full force and effect thereafter according to their terms without limit as to duration.
Representations and Warranties. All representations contained herein shall survive the Closing and shall continue in full force and effect thereafter for a period of one
(1) year from the Closing Date.
Successors and Assigns. This Agreement and the rights of the parties hereunder may not be assigned or transferred without the written consent and shall be binding upon
and shall inure to the benefit of the parties hereto, and the successors of Buyer.
Entire Agreement. This Agreement (including the schedules, exhibits and annexes attached hereto) constitutes the entire agreement and understanding among Shareholder
and Buyer, and supersedes any prior agreement and understanding relating to the subject matter of this Agreement.
Further Assurances. The parties agree (a) to furnish upon request to each other such further information, (b) to execute and deliver to each other such other
documents, and (c) to do such other acts and things, all as the other party may reasonably request for the purpose of carrying out the intent of this Agreement and the documents referred to in this Agreement.]
Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed simultaneously in multiple counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original and all of which together shall
constitute but one and the same instrument.
Brokers and Agents. Each party represents and warrants that it employed no broker or agent in connection with this transaction.
Expenses. Each party shall bear its own costs, fees and expenses in connection with the preparation, negotiation, execution and performance of this Agreement.
Notices. All notices of communication required or permitted hereunder shall be in writing and may be given by (a) depositing the same in United States mail,
addressed to the party to be notified, postage prepaid and registered or certified with return receipt requested, (b) delivering the same in person to an officer or agent of such party or (c) sending a facsimile of the same with electronic
confirmation of receipt.
If to Buyer, addressed to:
Aristocrat International Pty.Limited
71 Longueville Rd.
Lane Cove, NSW 2066
Telephone 612 9413 6300
Fax 612 9420 1326
Attn: Bruce John Yahl, Company Secretary
If to the Shareholder, addressed thereto at the address set forth on the signature page.
GOVERNING LAW; CONSENT TO JURISDICTION This agreement shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the state of North Carolina. The parties hereto expressly
consent and agree that any dispute, controversy, legal action or other proceeding that arises under, results from, concerns or relates to this agreement may be brought in the federal and state courts in and of the state of North Carolina and
acknowledge that they will accept service of process by registered or certified mail or the equivalent directed to their last known address as determined by the other party in accordance with this agreement or by whatever other means are permitted
by such courts. the parties hereto hereby acknowledge that said courts have jurisdiction over any such dispute or controversy, and that they hereby waive any objection to personal jurisdiction or venue in these courts or that such courts are an
Exercise of Rights and Remedies. Except as otherwise provided herein, no delay of or omission in the exercise of any right, power or remedy accruing
to any party as a result
of any breach or default by any other party under this Agreement shall impair any such right, power or remedy, nor shall it be construed as a waiver of or
acquiescence in any such breach or default, or of any similar breach or default occurring later; nor shall any waiver of any single breach or default be deemed a waiver of any other breach or default occurring before or after that waiver.
Reformation and Severability. If any provision of this Agreement shall be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, then it shall, to the extent possible, be modified in such
manner as to be valid, legal and enforceable but so as to most nearly retain the intent of the parties, and if such modification is not possible, then such provision shall be severed from this Agreement, and in either case the validity, legality and
enforceability of the remaining provisions of this Agreement shall not in any way be affected or impaired thereby.
Remedies Cumulative. No right, remedy or election given by any term of this Agreement shall be deemed exclusive but each shall be cumulative with all other rights,
remedies and elections available at law or in equity.
Specific Performance; Other Rights and Remedies. Each party recognizes and agrees that in the event the other party or parties should refuse to perform any of its or
their obligations under this Agreement, the remedy at law would be inadequate and agrees that for breach of such provisions, each party shall, in addition to such other remedies as may be available to it at law or in equity, be entitled to seek
injunctive relief and to enforce its rights by an action for specific performance to the extent permitted by applicable law. Each party hereby waives any requirement for security or the posting of any bond or other surety in connection with any
temporary or permanent award of injunctive, mandatory or other equitable relief.
Captions. The headings of this Agreement are inserted for convenience only, shall not constitute a part of this Agreement or be used to construe or interpret any
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have executed this Agreement as of the day and year first above written.
ARISTOCRAT INTERNATIONAL PTY. LIMITED
/s/ Bruce John Yahl
Bruce John Yahl
GHW ENTERPRISES, LLC
/s/ Gehrig H. White
Gehrig H. White
6207 Glynmoor Lakes Drive
Charlotte, NC 28277
Attn: Gehrig White
Definitions. In this Agreement, the following terms shall have the meanings set forth below unless the context requires otherwise:
“1933 Act” means the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
Law” means, with respect to any Person, property, transaction, event or other matter, any Law relating or applicable to such Person, property, transaction, event or other matter. Applicable Law also includes, where appropriate, any
interpretation of the Law (or any part) by any Person having jurisdiction over it, or charged with its administration or interpretation.
“Assignment and Bill of Sale” has the meaning given in Section 2.3.
Losses” means all damages (including, without limitation, amounts paid in settlement with the Shareholder’s consent, which consent may not be unreasonably withheld), losses, obligations, liabilities, claims, deficiencies, costs and
expenses (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees), penalties, fines, interest and monetary sanctions, including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs incurred to comply with injunctions and other
court orders, and other costs and expenses incident to any suit, action, investigation, claim or proceeding or to establish or enforce the rights of Buyer or such other persons to indemnification hereunder.
“Cash Payment” has the meaning given in Section 1.3
“Closing” has the meaning given in Section 2.1.
“Closing Date” has
the meaning given in Section 2.1.
“Company Common Stock” has the meaning given in the Recitals.
“Law” means any law, including common law, rule, statute, regulation, order, judgment, decree, treaty or other requirement having the
force of law.
“Lien” means any lien, mortgage, charge, hypothecation, pledge, security interest, prior assignment,
marital dissolution obligation, option, warrant, lease, sublease, right to possession, encumbrance, claim, right or restriction which affects, by way of a conflicting ownership interest or otherwise, the right, title or interest in or to any
particular property, but excluding any contract or license rights disclosed hereunder.
“Person” is to be broadly
interpreted and includes an individual, a corporation, a limited liability company, a partnership, a trust, an unincorporated organization, the government of a country or any political subdivision thereof, or any agency or department of any such
government, and the executors, administrators or other legal representatives of an individual in such capacity.
Losses” means all damages (including, without limitation, amounts paid in settlement with Buyer’s consent, which consent may not be unreasonably withheld), losses, obligations, liabilities, claims, deficiencies, costs and expenses
(including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees), penalties, fines, interest and monetary sanctions, including, without limitation, reasonable
attorneys’ fees and costs incurred to comply with injunctions and other court orders, and other costs and expenses incident to any suit, action,
investigation, claim or proceeding or to establish or enforce the rights the Shareholders or such other persons entitled to indemnification hereunder.