THIS WARRANT HAS NOT BEEN REGISTERED
UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933
AND IS NOT TRANSFERABLE
EXCEPT AS PROVIDED HEREIN
XXXXXXX INVESTMENT COMPANY, INC.
Exercisable to Purchase
Void after ____________, 2004
This is to certify that, for value received and subject to the terms and
conditions set forth below, the Warrantholder (hereinafter defined) is entitled
to purchase, and the Company promises and agrees to sell and issue to the
Warrantholder, at any time on or after _________, 2000 and on or before
_________, 2004, up to 175,000 Units (hereinafter defined) at the Exercise Price
This Warrant Certificate is issued subject to the following terms and
1. Definitions of Certain Terms. Except as may be otherwise clearly
required by the context, the following terms have the following meanings:
(a) "Act" means the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
(b) "Closing Date" means the date on which the Offering is closed.
(c) "Commission" means the Securities and Exchange Commission.
(d) "Common Stock" means the common stock, no par value, of the
(e) "Company" means 0Xxxxxxxxx.xxx, a California corporation.
(f) "Company's Expenses" means any and all expenses payable by the
Company or the Warrantholder in connection with an offering described in Section
6 hereof, except Warrantholder's Expenses.
(g) "Effective Date" means the date on which the Registration
Statement is declared effective by the Commission.
(h) "Exercise Price" means the price at which the Warrantholder may
purchase one complete Unit (or Securities obtainable in lieu of one complete
Unit) upon exercise of Warrants as determined from time to time pursuant to the
provisions hereof. The initial Exercise Price is $___ per Unit (120% of the
initial public offering price of a Unit). If a Warrant is exercised for a
component of a Unit or Units, then the price payable in connection with such
exercise shall be determined by allocating $0.001 to the Unit Warrant and the
balance of the Exercise Price to the share of Common Stock, or, in each case, to
any securities obtainable in addition to or in lieu of such share of Unit
Warrant or Common Stock by virtue of the application of Section 3 of this
(i) "Offering" means the public offering of Units made pursuant to the
(j) "Participating Underwriter" means any underwriter participating in
the sale of the Securities pursuant to a registration under Section 6 of this
(k) "Registration Statement" means the Company's registration
statement (File No.333-________), as amended on the Closing Date.
(l) "Rules and Regulations" means the rules and regulations of the
Commission adopted under the Act.
(m) "Securities" means the securities obtained or obtainable upon
exercise of the Warrant or securities obtained or obtainable upon exercise,
exchange, or conversion of such securities.
(n) "Unit" means, as the case may require, either one of the Units
offered to the Public pursuant to the Registration Statement or one of the Units
obtainable on exercise of a Warrant.
(o) "Unit Warrant" means a Common Stock purchase warrant included as a
component of a Unit.
(p) "Warrant Certificate" means a certificate evidencing the Warrant.
(q) "Warrantholder" means a record holder of the Warrant or
Securities. The initial Warrantholder is Xxxxxxx Investment Company, Inc.
(r) "Warrantholder's Expenses" means the sum of (i) the aggregate
amount of cash payments made to an underwriter, underwriting syndicate, or agent
in connection with an offering described in Section 6 hereof multiplied by a
fraction the numerator of which is the aggregate sales price of the Securities
sold by such underwriter, underwriting syndicate, or agent in such offering on
behalf of the Warrantholder and the denominator of which is the aggregate sales
price of all of the securities sold by such underwriter, underwriting syndicate,
or agent in such offering and (ii) all out-of-pocket expenses of the
Warrantholder, except for the reasonable fees and disbursements of one firm
retained as legal counsel on behalf of all of the Warrantholders that will be
paid by the Company.
(s) "Warrant" means the warrant evidenced by this certificate, any
similar certificate issued in connection with the Offering, or any certificate
obtained upon transfer or partial exercise of the Warrant evidenced by any such
2. Exercise of Warrants. All or any part of the Warrant may be exercised
commencing on the first anniversary of the Effective Date and ending at 5 p.m.
Pacific Time on the fifth anniversary of the Effective Date by surrendering this
Warrant Certificate, together with appropriate instructions, duly executed by
the Warrantholder or by its duly authorized attorney, at the office of the
Company, 000 Xxxxxxxxx Xxxxxx, Xxxxxx, Xxxxxxxxxx 00000, or at such other office
or agency as the Company may designate. Upon receipt of notice of exercise, the
Company shall immediately instruct its transfer agent to prepare certificates
for the Securities to be received by the Warrantholder upon completion of the
Warrant exercise. When such certificates are prepared, the Company shall notify
the Warrantholder and deliver such certificates to the Warrantholder or as per
the Warrantholder's instructions immediately upon
payment in full by the Warrantholder, in lawful money of the United States, of
the Exercise Price payable with respect to the Securities being purchased. If
the Warrantholder shall represent and warrant that all applicable registration
and prospectus delivery requirements for their sale have been complied with upon
sale of the Securities received upon exercise of the Warrant, such certificates
shall not bear a legend with respect to the Securities Act of 1933.
If fewer than all the Securities purchasable under the Warrant are
purchased, the Company will, upon such partial exercise, execute and deliver to
the Warrantholder a new Warrant Certificate (dated the date hereof), in form and
tenor similar to this Warrant Certificate, evidencing that portion of the
Warrant not exercised. The Securities to be obtained on exercise of the Warrant
will be deemed to have been issued, and any person exercising the Warrants will
be deemed to have become a holder of record of those Securities, as of the date
of the payment of the Exercise Price.
3. Adjustments in Certain Events. The number, class, and price of
Securities for which this Warrant Certificate may be exercised are subject to
adjustment from time to time upon the happening of certain events as follows:
(a) If the outstanding shares of the Company's Common Stock are
divided into a greater number of shares or a dividend in stock is paid on the
Common Stock, the number of shares of Common Stock for which the Warrant is then
exercisable will be proportionately increased and the Exercise Price will be
proportionately reduced; and, conversely, if the outstanding shares of Common
Stock are combined into a smaller number of shares of Common Stock, the number
of shares of Common Stock for which the Warrant is then exercisable will be
proportionately reduced and the Exercise Price will be proportionately
increased. The increases and reductions provided for in this subsection 3(a)
will be made with the intent and, as nearly as practicable, the effect that
neither the percentage of the total equity of the Company obtainable on exercise
of the Warrants nor the price payable for such percentage upon such exercise
will be affected by any event described in this subsection 3(a).
(b) In case of any change in the Common Stock through merger,
consolidation, reclassification, reorganization, partial or complete
liquidation, purchase of substantially all the assets of the Company, or other
change in the capital structure of the Company, then, as a condition of such
change, lawful and adequate provision will be made so that the holder of this
Warrant Certificate will have the right thereafter to receive upon the exercise
of the Warrant the kind and amount of shares of stock or other securities or
property to which he would have been entitled if, immediately prior to such
event, he had held the number of shares of Common Stock obtainable upon the
exercise of the Warrant. In any such case, appropriate adjustment will be made
in the application of the provisions set forth herein with respect to the rights
and interest thereafter of the Warrantholder, to the end that the provisions set
forth herein will thereafter be applicable, as nearly as reasonably may be, in
relation to any shares of stock or other property thereafter deliverable upon
the exercise of the Warrant. The Company will not permit any change in its
capital structure to occur unless the issuer of the shares of stock or other
securities to be received by the holder of this Warrant Certificate, if not the
Company, agrees to be bound by and comply with the provisions of this Warrant
(c) When any adjustment is required to be made in the number of shares
of Common Stock, other securities, or the property purchasable upon exercise of
the Warrant, the Company will promptly determine the new number of such shares
or other securities or property purchasable upon exercise of the Warrant and (i)
prepare and retain on file a statement describing in reasonable detail the
method used in arriving at the new number of such shares or other securities or
property purchasable upon exercise of the Warrant and (ii) cause a copy of such
statement to be mailed to the Warrantholder within thirty (30) days after the
date of the event giving rise to the adjustment.
(d) No fractional shares of Common Stock or other securities will be
issued in connection with the exercise of the Warrant, but the Company will pay,
in lieu of fractional shares, a cash payment therefor on the basis of the mean
between the bid and asked prices of the Common Stock in the over-the-counter
market or the last sale price on a national securities exchange or on The Nasdaq
National Market on the day immediately prior to exercise.
(e) If securities of the Company or securities of any subsidiary of
the Company are distributed pro rata to holders of Common Stock, such number of
securities will be distributed to the Warrantholder or his assignee upon
exercise of his rights hereunder as such Warrantholder or assignee would have
been entitled to if this Warrant Certificate had been exercised prior to the
record date for such distribution. The provisions with respect to adjustment of
the Common Stock provided in this Section 3 will also apply to the securities to
which the Warrantholder or his assignee is entitled under this subsection 3(e).
(f) Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, there will be no
adjustment made hereunder on account of the sale of the Common Stock or other
Securities purchasable upon exercise of the Warrant.
4. Reservation of Securities. The Company agrees that the number of shares
of Common Stock, Unit Warrants or other Securities sufficient to provide for the
exercise of the Warrant upon the basis set forth above will at all times during
the term of the Warrant be reserved for issuance upon exercise of the Warrant.
5. Validity of Securities. All Securities delivered upon the exercise of
the Warrant will be duly and validly issued in accordance with their terms, and
the Company will pay all documentary and transfer taxes, if any, in respect of
the original issuance thereof upon exercise of the Warrant.
6. Registration of Securities Issuable on Exercise of Warrant Certificate.
(a) The Company will register the Securities with the Commission
pursuant to the Act so as to allow the unrestricted sale of the Securities to
the public from time to time commencing on the first anniversary of the
Effective Date and ending at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time on the fifth anniversary of
the Effective Date (the "Registration Period"). The Company will also file such
applications and other documents necessary to permit the sale of the Securities
to the public during the Registration Period in those states in which the Units
were qualified for sale in the Offering or such other states as the Company and
the Warrantholder agree to. In order to
comply with the provisions of this Section 6(a), the Company is not required to
file more than one registration statement. No registration right of any kind,
"piggyback" or otherwise, will last longer than five years from the Closing
(b) The Company will pay all of the Company's Expenses and each
Warrantholder will pay its pro rata share of the Warrantholder's Expenses
relating to the registration, offer, and sale of the Securities.
(c) Except as specifically provided herein, the manner and conduct of
the registration, including the contents of the registration, will be entirely
in the control and at the discretion of the Company. The Company will file such
post-effective amendments and supplements as may be necessary to maintain the
currency of the registration statement during the period of its use. In
addition, if the Warrantholder participating in the registration is advised by
counsel that the registration statement, in their opinion, is deficient in any
material respect, the Company will use its best efforts to cause the
registration statement to be amended to eliminate the concerns raised.
(d) The Company will furnish to the Warrantholder the number of copies
of a prospectus, including a preliminary prospectus, in conformity with the
requirements of the Act, and such other documents as it may reasonably request
in order to facilitate the disposition of Securities owned by it.
(e) The Company will, at the request of Warrantholders holding at
least 50 percent of the then outstanding Warrants, (i) furnish an opinion of the
counsel representing the Company for the purposes of the registration pursuant
to this Section 6, addressed to the Warrantholders and any Participating
Underwriter, (ii) furnish an appropriate letter from the independent public
accountants of the Company, addressed to the Warrantholders and any
Participating Underwriter, and (iii) make representations and warranties to the
Warrantholders and any Participating Underwriter. A request pursuant to this
subsection (e) may be made on three occasions. The documents required to be
delivered pursuant to this subsection (e) will be dated within ten days of the
request and will be, in form and substance, equivalent to similar documents
furnished to the underwriters in connection with the Offering, with such changes
as may be appropriate in light of changed circumstances.
7. Indemnification in Connection with Registration.
(a) If any of the Securities are registered, the Company will
indemnify and hold harmless each selling Warrantholder, any person who controls
any selling Warrantholder within the meaning of the Act, and any Participating
Underwriter against any losses, claims, damages, or liabilities, joint or
several, to which any Warrantholder, controlling person, or Participating
Underwriter may be subject under the Act or otherwise; and it will reimburse
each Warrantholder, each controlling person, and each Participating Underwriter
for any legal or other expenses reasonably incurred by the Warrantholder,
controlling person, or Participating Underwriter in connection with
investigating or defending any such loss, claim, damage, liability, or action,
insofar as such losses, claims, damages, or liabilities, joint or several (or
actions in respect thereof), arise out of or are based upon any untrue statement
or alleged untrue
statement of any material fact contained, on the effective date thereof, in any
such registration statement or any preliminary prospectus or final prospectus,
or any amendment or supplement thereto, or arise out of or are based upon the
omission or alleged omission to state therein a material fact required to be
stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein not misleading;
provided, however, that the Company will not be liable in any case to the extent
that any loss, claim, damage, or liability arises out of or is based upon any
untrue statement or alleged untrue statement or omission or alleged omission
made in any registration statement, preliminary prospectus, final prospectus, or
any amendment or supplement thereto, in reliance upon and in conformity with
written information furnished by a Warrantholder for use in the preparation
thereof. The indemnity agreement contained in this subparagraph (a) will not
apply to amounts paid to any claimant in settlement of any suit or claim unless
such payment is first approved by the Company, such approval not to be
(b) Each selling Warrantholder, as a condition of the Company's
registration obligation, will indemnify and hold harmless the Company, each of
its directors, each of its officers who have signed any registration statement
or other filing or any amendment or supplement thereto, and any person who
controls the Company within the meaning of the Act, against any losses, claims,
damages, or liabilities to which the Company or any such director, officer, or
controlling person may become subject under the Act or otherwise, and will
reimburse any legal or other expenses reasonably incurred by the Company or any
such director, officer, or controlling person in connection with investigating
or defending any such loss, claim, damage, liability, or action, insofar as such
losses, claims, damages, or liabilities (or actions in respect thereof) arise
out of or are based upon any untrue or alleged untrue statement of any material
fact contained in said registration statement, any preliminary or final
prospectus, or other filing, or any amendment or supplement thereto, or arise
out of or are based upon the omission or the alleged omission to state therein a
material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements
therein not misleading, but only to the extent that such untrue statement or
alleged untrue statement or omission or alleged omission was made in said
registration statement, preliminary or final prospectus, or other filing, or
amendment or supplement, in reliance upon and in conformity with written
information furnished by such Warrantholder for use in the preparation thereof;
provided, however, that the indemnity agreement contained in this subparagraph
(b) will not apply to amounts paid to any claimant in settlement of any suit or
claim unless such payment is first approved by the Warrantholder, such approval
not to be unreasonably withheld.
(c) Promptly after receipt by an indemnified party under subparagraphs
(a) or (b) above of notice of the commencement of any action, such indemnified
party will, if a claim in respect thereof is to be made against an indemnifying
party, notify the indemnifying party of the commencement thereof; but the
omission to notify the indemnifying party will not relieve it from any liability
that it may have to any indemnified party otherwise than under subparagraphs (a)
(d) If any such action is brought against any indemnified party and it
notifies an indemnifying party of the commencement thereof, the indemnifying
party will be entitled to participate in, and, to the extent that it may wish,
jointly with any other indemnifying party similarly notified, to assume the
defense thereof, with counsel satisfactory to such indemnified
party; and after notice from the indemnifying party to such indemnified party of
its election to assume the defense thereof, the indemnifying party will not be
liable to such indemnified party for any legal or other expenses subsequently
incurred by such indemnified party in connection with the defense thereof other
than reasonable costs of investigation.
8. Restrictions on Transfer. This Warrant Certificate and the Warrant may
not be sold, transferred, assigned or hypothecated for a one-year period after
the Effective Date except to underwriters of the Offering or to individuals who
are either a partner or an officer of such an underwriter or by will or by
operation of law. The Warrant may be divided or combined, upon request to the
Company by the Warrantholder, into a certificate or certificates evidencing the
same aggregate number of Warrants.
9. No Rights as a Shareholder. Except as otherwise provided herein, the
Warrantholder will not, by virtue of ownership of the Warrant, be entitled to
any rights of a shareholder of the Company but will, upon written request to the
Company, be entitled to receive such quarterly or annual reports as the Company
distributes to its shareholders.
10. Notice. Any notices required or permitted to be given hereunder will be
in writing and may be served personally or by mail; and if served will be
addressed as follows:
If to the Company:
000 Xxxxxxxxx Xxxxxx
Xxxxxx, Xxxxxxxxxx 00000
If to the Warrantholder:
at the address furnished
by the Warrantholder to the
Company for the purpose of
Any notice so given by mail will be deemed effectively given 48 hours after
mailing when deposited in the United States mail, registered or certified mail,
return receipt requested, postage prepaid and addressed as specified above. Any
party may by written notice to the other specify a different address for notice
11. Applicable Law. This Warrant Certificate will be governed by and
construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Oregon, without reference
to conflict of laws principles thereunder. All disputes relating to this Warrant
Certificate shall be tried before the courts of Oregon located in Multnomah
County, Oregon to the exclusion of all other courts that might have
Dated as of ______________, 1999
Agreed and Accepted as of ___________, 1999.
XXXXXXX INVESTMENT COMPANY, INC.