I. SUBSCRIPTION FOR SECURITIES; COVENANTS OF THE COMPANY
1.1 Subscription for Securities. Subject to the terms and conditions hereinafter
set forth and in the Confidential Offering Memorandum dated …………………………. (such memorandum, together with all amendments thereof and supplements and exhibits thereto, the “Memorandum”), the Subscriber hereby irrevocably subscribes for and agrees to purchase from the Company, and the Company agrees to sell to the Subscriber, such number of Units as is set forth on the signature page hereof. The purchase price is payable by wire transfer to the Company in accordance with the wire instructions set forth on Exhibit B attached hereto.
1.2 Offering Period. The Shares will be offered for sale until the earlier of (i) the date upon which subscriptions for the Maximum Offering offered hereunder have been accepted, (ii) …………………………………………………………. (subject to the right of the Company to extend the offering for up to an additional 90 days without further notice to investors), or (iii) the date upon which the Company elects to terminate the Offering (the “Termination Date”). The Offering is being conducted on a “best-efforts” basis.
1.3 Closing. The Company may hold an initial closing (“Initial Closing”) at any
time after the receipt of accepted subscriptions from qualified investors prior to the Termination Date. After the Initial Closing, subsequent closings with respect to additional Securities may take place at any time prior to the Termination Date as determined by the Company, with respect to subscriptions accepted prior to the Termination Date (each such closing, together with the Initial Closing, being referred to as a “Closing”). The last Closing of the Offering, occurring on or prior to the Termination Date, shall be referred to as the “Final Closing”. Any subscription documents or funds received after the Final Closing will be returned, without interest or deduction. In the event that the any Closing does not occur prior to the Termination Date, all amounts paid by the Subscriber shall be returned to the Subscriber, without interest or deduction.
1.4 Subsequent Equity Sales. If at any time during the 6 month period following the first closing of this Offering the Company sells or issues any Common Stock entitling any person to acquire shares of Common Stock at an effective price per share that is lower than $............................. (such lower price, the “Base Share Price” and such issuances, collectively, a “Dilutive Issuance”), then the Company shall issue to each Subscriber such number of additional shares of Common Stock equal to the difference between (i) the number of Shares held by the Subscriber on the date of the Dilutive Issuance multiplied by a fraction, the numerator of which is $.............................. and the denominator of which is the Base Share Price, and (ii) the number of Shares held by the Subscriber on the date of the Dilutive Issuance. Notwithstanding the foregoing, no adjustment will be made under this Section 1.4 in respect of an Exempt Issuance. “Exempt Issuance” means the issuance of (a) securities of the Company issued pursuant any Approved Stock Plan, (b) securities upon the exercise of or conversion of any securities issued hereunder and/or other securities exercisable or exchangeable for or convertible into shares of Common Stock issued and outstanding on the date of this Agreement, provided that such securities have not been amended since the date of this Agreement to increase the number of such securities or to decrease the exercise or conversion price of any such securities, (c) securities issued pursuant to acquisitions or strategic transactions, provided that any such issuance shall only be to a person which is, itself or through its subsidiaries, an operating company in a business synergistic with the business of the Company and shall provide to the Company additional benefits in addition to the investment of funds, but shall not include a transaction in which the Company is issuing securities primarily for the purpose of raising capital or to an entity whose primary business is investing in securities and (d) securities issued in connection with any bona fide commercial loan or debt transaction with third persons, provided that the primary purpose of such transaction is not to raise equity capital and is approved by the Company’s Board of Directors in good faith. “Approved Stock Plan" means any employee benefit plan which has been approved by the Board of Directors of the Company, pursuant to which the Company's securities may be issued to any employee, consultant, officer or director for services provided to the Company.
1.5 Stockholder Approval. The Company shall use its best efforts to file a proxy or information statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission as soon as practicable and use its best efforts to obtain such approvals of the Company’s stockholders as may be required to increase the total number of authorized shares of the Company’s Common Stock from ……………… to ……………… and issue all of the shares of Common Stock and the Warrant Shares (as defined below) in accordance with Nevada law and any applicable rules or regulations of any national securities exchange and/or over-the-counter trading platform on which the Company’s Common Stock is traded and/or quoted.
II. REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF THE SUBSCRIBER
The Subscriber represents and warrants to the Company, with the intent that the Company will rely thereon, that:
2.1 Accredited Investor or Non-U.S. Person The Subscriber is either (i) an “accredited investor” as such term is defined in Rule 501 of Regulation D promulgated under the Securities Act, it is able to bear the economic risk of any investment in the Securities and the information furnished in the accompanying investor questionnaire, which is attached hereto as Exhibit A-1, is accurate and complete in all material respects or (ii) it is not a U.S. Person (a “Reg S Person”), and the representations contained in the information furnished in the accompanying investor questionnaire, which is attached hereto as Exhibit A-2, is accurate and complete in all material respects.
2.2 Reliance on Exemptions. The Subscriber acknowledges that the Offering has not been reviewed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) or any state agency because it is intended to be an offering exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and state securities laws. The Subscriber understands that the Company is relying in part upon the truth and accuracy of, and the Subscriber’s compliance with the representations, warranties, agreements, acknowledgments and understandings of the Subscriber set forth herein in order to determine the availability of such exemptions and the eligibility of the Subscriber to acquire the Securities.
2.3 Investment Purpose. The Subscriber is purchasing the Securities as principal for its own account, and, in the case of a Non-U.S. Person, not for the account or benefit of, directly or indirectly, any U.S. Person. The Subscriber is purchasing the Securities for investment purposes only and not with an intent or view towards further sale or distribution (as such term is used in Section 2(11) of the Securities Act) thereof, and has not pre-arranged any sale with any other purchaser and has no plans to enter into any such agreement or arrangement. If the Subscriber is a Non-U.S. Person, such Subscriber has no intention to distribute either directly or indirectly any of the Units in the United States or to U.S. Persons.
2.4 Risk of Investment. The Subscriber recognizes that the purchase of the Securities involves a high degree of risk in that: (a) an investment in the Company is highly speculative and only investors who can afford the loss of their entire investment should consider investing in the Company and the Securities; (b) transferability of the Securities is limited; and (c) the Company may require substantial additional funds to operate its business and subsequent equity financings will dilute the ownership and voting interests of Subscriber.
2.5 No Registration. The Securities have not been registered under the Securities Act or any state securities laws and may not be transferred, sold, assigned, hypothecated or otherwise disposed of unless registered under the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or unless an exemption from such registration is available (including, without limitation, under Rule 144 of the Securities Act, as such rule may be amended, or any similar rule or regulation hereafter adopted by the Commission having substantially the same effect (“Rule 144”)). The Subscriber represents and warrants and hereby agrees that all offers and sales of the Units shall be made only pursuant to such registration or to such exemption from registration.
2.6 Prior Investment Experience. The Subscriber is sufficiently experienced in financial and business matters to be capable of evaluating the merits and risks of its investments, and to make an informed decision relating thereto, and to protect its own interests in connection with the purchase of the Shares.
2.7 Information. The Subscriber acknowledges careful review of this Agreement, the Memorandum, including the Warrant and all other exhibits thereto(collectively, the “Offering Documents”) as well as the Company’s filings with the Commission, as required pursuant to the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”) which are available on the Internet atwww.sec.gov, all of which the undersigned acknowledges have been provided to the undersigned. The undersigned has been given the opportunity to ask questions of, and receive answers from, the Company concerning the terms and conditions of this Offering and the Offering Documents and to obtain such additional information, to the extent the Company possesses such information or can acquire it without unreasonable effort or expense, necessary to verify the accuracy of same as the undersigned reasonably desires in order to evaluate the investment. The undersigned understands the Offering Documents, and the undersigned has had the opportunity to discuss any questions regarding any of the Offering Documents with its counsel or other advisor. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the only information upon which the undersigned has relied is that set forth in the Offering Documents. The undersigned has received no representations or warranties from the Company, its employees, agents or attorneys in making this investment decision other than as set forth in the Offering Documents. The undersigned does not desire to receive any further information.
2.8 Investment Decision. In making the decision to invest in the Securities theSubscriber has relied solely upon the information provided by the Company in the Offering Materials. To the extent necessary, the Subscriber has retained, at its own expense, and relied upon appropriate professional advice regarding the investment, tax and legal merits and consequences of this Agreement and the purchase of the Securities hereunder. The Subscriber disclaims reliance on any statements made or information provided by any person or entity in the course of Subscriber’s consideration of an investment in the Securities other than the Offering Materials.
2.9 No Representations. The Subscriber hereby represents that, except as expressly set forth in the Offering Documents, no representations or warranties have been made to the Subscriber by the Company or any agent, employee or affiliate of the Company, and in entering into this transaction the Subscriber is not relying on any information other than that contained in the Offering Documents and the results of independent investigation by the Subscriber.
2.10 Tax Consequences. The Subscriber acknowledges that the Offering may involve tax consequences and that the contents of the Offering Documents do not contain tax advice or information. The Subscriber acknowledges that it must retain its own professional advisors to evaluate the tax and other consequences of an investment in the Securities.
2.11 No Recommendation or Endorsement. The Subscriber understands that no federal, state or other regulatory authority has passed on or made any recommendation or endorsement of the Units. Furthermore, the foregoing authorities have not confirmed the accuracy or determined the adequacy of this Agreement or the Memorandum. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense.
2.12 No General Solicitation. The Subscriber represents that the Subscriber was not induced to invest by any form of general solicitation or general advertising including, but not limited to, the following: (a) any advertisement, article, notice or other communication published in any newspaper, magazine or similar media or broadcast over the news or radio; and (b) any seminar or meeting whose attendees were invited by any general solicitation or advertising.
2.13 No Directed Selling Efforts. If the Subscriber is a non-U.S. Person, theSubscriber has not acquired the Units as a result of, and will not itself engage in, any “directed selling efforts” (as defined in Regulation S under the Securities Act) in the United States in respect of the Units which would include any activities undertaken for the purpose of, or that could reasonably be expected to have the effect of, conditioning the market in the United States for the resale of the Units; provided, however, that the Subscriber may sell or otherwise dispose of the Units pursuant to registration thereof under the Securities Act and any applicable state and provincial securities laws or under an exemption from such registration requirements;
2.14 No Plan or Scheme. If the Subscriber is a non-U.S. Person, the Subscriber acknowledges that the statutory and regulatory basis for the exemption from U.S registration requirements claimed for the offer of the Units, although in technical compliance with Regulation S, would not be available if the offering is part of a plan or scheme to evade the registration provisions of the Securities Act or any applicable state or provincial securities laws;
2.15 The Subscriber. The Subscriber (i) if a natural person, represents that the Subscriber has reached the age of 21 and has full power and authority to execute and deliver this Agreement and all other related agreements or certificates and to carry out the provisions hereof and thereof; (ii) if a corporation, partnership, or limited liability company or partnership, or association, joint stock company, trust, unincorporated organization or other entity, represents that such entity was not formed for the specific purpose of acquiring the Units, such entity is duly organized, validly existing and in good standing under the laws of the state of its organization, the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby is authorized by, and will not result in a violation of state law or its charter or other organizational documents, such entity has full power and authority to execute and deliver this Subscription and all other related agreements or certificates and to carry out the provisions hereof and thereof and to purchase and hold the Securities, the execution and delivery of this Subscription has been duly authorized by all necessary action, this Agreement has been duly executed and delivered on behalf of such entity and is a legal, valid and binding obligation of such entity; or (iii) if executing this Agreement in a representative or fiduciary capacity, represents that it has full power and authority to execute and deliver this Subscription in such capacity and on behalf of the subscribing individual, ward, partnership, trust, estate, corporation, or limited liability company or partnership, or other entity for whom the Subscriber is executing this Agreement, and such individual, partnership, ward, trust, estate, corporation, or limited liability company or partnership, or other entity has full right and power to perform pursuant to this Subscription and make an investment in the Company, and represents that this Subscription constitutes a legal, valid and binding obligation of such entity. The execution and delivery of this Agreement will not violate or be in conflict with any order, judgment, injunction, agreement or controlling document to which the Subscriber is a party or by which it is bound;
2.16 Legends.The Subscriber consents to the placement of a legend on any certificate or other document evidencing the Securities and, when issued, the shares of Common Stock issuable upon exercise of the Warrant (the “Warrant Shares”) that such securities have not been registered under the Securities Act or any state securities or “blue sky” laws and setting forth or referring to the restrictions on transferability and sale thereof contained in this Agreement. The Subscriber is aware that the Company will make a notation in its appropriate records with respect to the restrictions on the transferability of such Securities. The legend to be placed on each certificate shall be in form substantially similar to the following:
For U.S. Persons:
THESE SECURITIES HAVE BEEN ISSUED PURSUANT TO THE EXEMPTION FROM THE REGISTRATION PROVISIONS UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED PROVIDED BY RULE 506 OF REGULATION D UNDER SUCH ACT AND/OR SECTION 4(2) OF SUCH ACT. THESE SECURITIES CANNOT BE TRANSFERRED, OFFERED, OR SOLD UNLESS THE SECURITIES ARE REGISTERED UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OR AN EXEMPTION FROM THE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS OF THE SECURITIES ACT IS AVAILABLE.
For Non-U.S. Persons:
THESE SECURITIES WERE ISSUED IN AN OFFSHORE TRANSACTION TO PERSONS WHO ARE NOT U.S. PERSONS (AS DEFINED HEREIN) PURSUANT TO REGULATION S UNDER THE UNITED STATES SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED (THE “1933 ACT”). ACCORDINGLY, NONE OF THE SECURITIES TO WHICH THIS CERTIFICATE RELATES HAVE BEEN REGISTERED UNDER THE 1933 ACT, OR ANY U.S. STATE SECURITIES LAWS, AND, UNLESS SO REGISTERED, NONE MAY BE OFFERED OR SOLD IN THE UNITED STATES (AS DEFINED HEREIN) OR, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, TO U.S. PERSONS (AS DEFINED HEREIN) EXCEPT PURSUANT TO AN EFFECTIVE REGISTRATION STATEMENT OR PURSUANT TO AN EXEMPTION FROM, OR IN A TRANSACTION NOT SUBJECT TO, THE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS OF THE 1933 ACT AND IN EACH CASE ONLY IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPLICABLE STATE SECURITIES LAWS. IN ADDITION, HEDGING TRANSACTIONS INVOLVING THE SECURITIES MAY NOT BE CONDUCTED UNLESS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE 1933 ACT. “UNITED STATES" AND "U.S. PERSON" ARE AS DEFINED BY REGULATION S UNDER THE 1933 ACT.
The legend set forth above shall be removed and the Company shall issue a certificate without such legend to the holder of the Securities upon which it is stamped, if (a) such Securities are being sold pursuant to a registration statement under the Securities Act, (b) such holder delivers to the Company an opinion of counsel, in a reasonably acceptable form, to the Company that a disposition of the Securities is being made pursuant to an exemption from such registration, or (c) such holder provides the Company with reasonable assurance that a disposition of the Securities may be made pursuant to the Rule 144 under the Securities Act without any restriction as to the number of securities acquired as of a particular date that can then be immediately sold.
2.17 Address. The Subscriber hereby represents that the address of the Subscriber furnished by the Subscriber at the end of this Subscription Agreement is the undersigned’s principal residence if the Subscriber is an individual or its principal business address if it is a corporation or other entity.
2.18 Foreign Subscriber. If the Subscriber is not a United States person, such Subscriber hereby represents that it has satisfied itself as to the full observance of the laws of its jurisdiction in connection with any invitation to subscribe for the Securities or any use of this Subscription Agreement, including: (a) the legal requirements within its jurisdiction for the purchase of the Securities; (b) any foreign exchange restrictions applicable to such purchase; (c) any governmental or other consents that may need to be obtained; and (d) the income tax and other tax consequences, if any, that may be relevant to the purchase, holding, redemption, sale or transfer of the Securities. Such Subscriber’s subscription and payment for, and its continued beneficial ownership of the Securities, will not violate any applicable securities or other laws of the Subscriber’s jurisdiction.
2.19 Survival. The representations and warranties of the Subscriber contained herein will be true at the date of execution of this Agreement by the Subscriber and as of the Closing Date in all material respects as though such representations and warranties were made as of such times and shall survive the Closing Date and the delivery of the Units. The Subscriber agrees that it will notify and supply corrective information to the Company immediately upon the occurrence of any change therein occurring prior to the Company’s issuance of the Units.
III. REPRESENTATIONS BY THE COMPANY
The Company represents and warrants to the Subscriber, except as set forth in the disclosure schedules attached hereto:
3.1 Organization. The Company is duly organized and validly existing in good standing under the laws of the jurisdiction of its organization. The Company has full power and authority to own, operate and occupy its properties and to conduct its business as presently conducted, and is registered or qualified to do business and in good standing in each jurisdiction in which the nature of the business conducted by it or the location of the properties owned or leased by it requires such qualification and where the failure to be so qualified would have a material adverse effect upon the Company’s financial condition (a “Material Adverse Effect”), and no proceeding has been instituted in any such jurisdiction revoking, limiting or curtailing, or seeking to revoke, limit or curtail, such power and authority or qualification.
3.2 Due Authorization and Valid Issuance. The Company has all requisite power and authority to execute, deliver and perform its obligations under the Offering Documents, and when executed and delivered by the Company will constitute legal, valid and binding agreements of the Company enforceable against the Company in accordance with their terms, except as rights to indemnity and contribution may be limited by state or federal securities laws or the public policy underlying such laws, and except as enforceability may be limited by applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium or similar laws affecting creditors’ and contracting parties’ rights generally, and except as enforceability may be subject to general principles of equity (regardless of whether such enforceability is considered in a proceeding in equity or at law).
3.3 Noncontravention. The execution and delivery of the Offering Documents, the issuance and sale of the Securities under the Offering Documents, the fulfillment of the terms of the Offering Documents, and the consummation of the transactions contemplated thereby will not (i) conflict with or constitute a violation of, or default (with the passage of time or otherwise) under (1) any material bond, debenture, note or other evidence of indebtedness, lease, contract, indenture, mortgage, deed of trust, loan agreement, joint venture or other agreement or instrument to which the Company is a party or by which it or any of its properties are bound, (2) the charter, bylaws or other organizational documents of the Company or any subsidiary or (3) any law, administrative regulation, ordinance or order of any court or governmental agency, arbitration panel or authority applicable to the Company or its properties, except for any such conflicts, violations or defaults that are not reasonably likely to have a Material Adverse Effect, or (ii) result in the creation or imposition of any lien, encumbrance, claim, security interest or restriction whatsoever upon any of the material properties or assets of the Company or an acceleration of indebtedness pursuant to any obligation, agreement or condition contained in any material bond, debenture, note or any other evidence of indebtedness, indenture, mortgage, deed of trust or any other agreement or instrument to which the Company is a party or by which it is bound or to which any of the material property or assets of the Company is subject. No consent, approval, authorization or other order of, or registration, qualification or filing with, any regulatory body, administrative agency, or other governmental body in the United States or any other person is required for the execution and delivery of the Offering Documents and the valid issuance and sale of the Securities to be sold pursuant to the Offering Documents, other than such as have been made or obtained, and except for any post-closing securities filings or notifications required to be made under federal or state securities laws.
3.4 No Violation. The Company is not (a) in violation of its charter, bylaws or other organizational document; (b) in violation of any law,
4.1 The Subscriber agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Company, Placement Agent and all Selected Dealers and Finders against and in respect of any and all loss, liability, claim, damage, deficiency, and all actions, suits, proceedings, demands, assessments, judgments, costs and expenses whatsoever (including, but not limited to, attorneys' fees reasonably incurred in investigating, preparing, or defending against any litigation commenced or threatened or any claim whatsoever through all appeals) arising out of or based upon any false representation or warranty or breach or failure by the Subscriber to comply with any covenant, representation or other provision made by it herein or in any other document furnished by it in connection with this Agreement, provided, however, that such indemnity, shall in no event exceed the net proceeds received by the Company from the Subscriber as a result of the sale of Units to the Subscriber.
4.2 The Company agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Subscriber against and in respect of any and all loss, liability, claim, damage, deficiency, and all actions, suits, proceedings, demands, assessments, judgments, costs and expenses whatsoever (including, but not limited to, attorneys' fees reasonably incurred in investigating, preparing, or defending against any litigation commenced or threatened or any claim whatsoever through all appeals) arising out of or based upon any false representation or warranty or breach or failure by the Company to comply with any covenant, representation or other provision made by it herein or in any other document furnished by it in connection with this Agreement.