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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE

SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 20, 2018

 

SHIFTPIXY, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Wyoming

 

47-4211438

(State of incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

 

1 Venture, Suite 150, Irvine CA

 

92618

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(Zip Code)

 

888-798-9100

(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

 

Commission File No. 001-37954

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):

 

¨ Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

¨ Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2).

 

Emerging growth company x

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨

 

 
 
 
 

 

Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement. 

 

On December 20, 2018, ShiftPixy, Inc. (the “Company”), and certain institutional investors (the “Investors”) entered into Settlement Agreements, which resolve all disputes between the Company and the Investors relating to technical defaults by the Company in failing to meet deadlines set forth in agreements between the Company and the Investors for filing a registration statement and for having the registration statement declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The registration statement on Form S-3 was filed by the Company on October 1, 2018, for the purpose of registering shares payable to the Investors under 8% senior secured convertible notes, due September 4, 2019 (the “Notes”). The Company presented a defense that the delays in filing the registration statement were solely attributable to matters outside the reasonable control of the Company. The mandatory default amount specified in the Notes was calculated to be approximately $3.50 million.

 

Under the terms of the Settlement Agreement, the Company will increase the principal amount of the Notes payable to the Investors by $888,888 in full settlement of the previously accrued $3.50 million default amount thereby decreasing the total liabilities reported on the Company’s August 31, 2018, balance sheet by $2.61 million.

 

In addition, the Settlement Agreement provides that within five (5) trading days of the date of the Settlement Agreement, the Company must file a registration statement on Form S-3 to register an additional 711,111 shares underlying the additional Principal Amount on the new Notes for resale on terms consistent with the prior S-3 filing. In the event that Shares are not registered on an effective registration statement by the 90th day from the date of the Settlement Agreement, the Company must, within one (1) business day thereafter, pay to the each $50,000 in liquidated damages.

 

The form of the Note and Settlement Agreement are filed as Exhibits 4.1 and 10.1, respectively, to this Current Report on Form 8-K. The foregoing summary of the terms of the Note and Settlement Agreement are subject to, and qualified in their entirety by, such documents, which are incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits. 

 

(d) Exhibits.

 

Exhibit No.

 

Description

4.1

 

Form of Secured Convertible Note *

10.1

 

Form of Settlement Agreement *

______ 

* Filed herewith

* This exhibit shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, whether made before or after the date hereof and irrespective of any general incorporation language in any filings.

 

 
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SIGNATURE

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, this report has been signed below by the following persons on behalf of the registrant and in the capacities and on the date indicated.

 

 

SHIFTPIXY, INC.

 

Date: December 21, 2018

By:

/s/ Scott W. Absher

 

Scott W. Absher

 

Chief Executive Officer

 

 
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EXHIBIT INDEX

 

Exhibit No.

 

Description

4.1

 

Form of Secured Convertible Note

10.1

 

Form of Settlement Agreement

 

 

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EXHIBIT 4.1

 

EXECUTION VERSION

 

NEITHER THIS SECURITY NOR THE SECURITIES INTO WHICH THIS SECURITY IS CONVERTIBLE HAVE BEEN REGISTERED WITH THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION OR THE SECURITIES COMMISSION OF ANY STATE IN RELIANCE UPON AN EXEMPTION FROM REGISTRATION UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED (THE “SECURITIES ACT”), AND, ACCORDINGLY, MAY NOT BE OFFERED OR SOLD EXCEPT PURSUANT TO AN EFFECTIVE REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OR PURSUANT TO AN AVAILABLE EXEMPTION FROM, OR IN A TRANSACTION NOT SUBJECT TO, THE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS OF THE SECURITIES ACT AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPLICABLE STATE SECURITIES LAWS. THIS SECURITY AND THE SECURITIES ISSUABLE UPON CONVERSION OF THIS SECURITY MAY BE PLEDGED IN CONNECTION WITH A BONA FIDE MARGIN ACCOUNT OR OTHER LOAN SECURED BY SUCH SECURITIES.

 

Original Issue Date: December 20, 2018

Original Conversion Price (subject to adjustment herein): $2.49

 

Principal Amount: $222,222.22

Purchase Price: $200,000

 

8% SENIOR SECURED CONVERTIBLE NOTE

DUE DECEMBER 31, 2019

 

THIS 8% SENIOR SECURED CONVERTIBLE NOTE is one of a series of duly authorized and validly issued 8% SENIOR SECURED CONVERTIBLE NOTES of ShiftPixy, Inc., a Wyoming corporation (the “Company”), having its principal place of business at 1 Venture, Suite 150, Irvine, California 92618, designated as its 8% Senior Secured Convertible Note due December 31, 2019 (this Note, the “Note” and, collectively with the other Notes of such series, the “Notes”).

 

FOR VALUE RECEIVED, the Company promises to pay to _____________ or its registered assigns (the “Holder”), or shall have paid pursuant to the terms hereunder, the principal sum of $222,222.22 on December 31, 2019 (the “Maturity Date”) or such earlier date as this Note is required or permitted to be repaid as provided hereunder, and to pay interest to the Holder on the aggregate unconverted and then outstanding principal amount of this Note in accordance with the provisions hereof. This Note is subject to the following additional provisions:

 

Section 1. Definitions. For the purposes hereof, in addition to the terms defined elsewhere in this Note, (a) capitalized terms not otherwise defined herein shall have the meanings set forth in the Purchase Agreement and (b) the following terms shall have the following meanings:

 

Alternate Consideration” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 5(e).

 

 
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Bankruptcy Event” means any of the following events: (a) the Company or any Significant Subsidiary (as such term is defined in Rule 1-02(w) of Regulation S-X) thereof commences a case or other proceeding under any bankruptcy, reorganization, arrangement, adjustment of debt, relief of debtors, dissolution, insolvency or liquidation or similar law of any jurisdiction relating to the Company or any Significant Subsidiary thereof, (b) there is commenced against the Company or any Significant Subsidiary thereof any such case or proceeding that is not dismissed within 60 days after commencement, (c) the Company or any Significant Subsidiary thereof is adjudicated insolvent or bankrupt or any order of relief or other order approving any such case or proceeding is entered, (d) the Company or any Significant Subsidiary thereof suffers any appointment of any custodian or the like for it or any substantial part of its property that is not discharged or stayed within 60 calendar days after such appointment, (e) the Company or any Significant Subsidiary thereof makes a general assignment for the benefit of creditors, (f) the Company or any Significant Subsidiary thereof calls a meeting of its creditors with a view to arranging a composition, adjustment or restructuring of its debts, (g) the Company or any Significant Subsidiary thereof admits in writing that it is generally unable to pay its debts as they become due, (h) the Company or any Significant Subsidiary thereof, by any act or failure to act, expressly indicates its consent to, approval of or acquiescence in any of the foregoing or takes any corporate or other action for the purpose of effecting any of the foregoing.

 

Beneficial Ownership Limitation” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 4(d).

 

Business Day” means any day except any Saturday, any Sunday, any day which is a federal legal holiday in the United States or any day on which commercial banking institutions in the State of New York are authorized or required by law or other governmental action to close.

 

Buy-In” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 4(c)(v).

 

Change of Control Transaction” means the occurrence after the date hereof of any of (a) an acquisition after the date hereof by an individual or legal entity or “group” (as described in Rule 13d-5(b)(1) promulgated under the Exchange Act) of effective control (whether through legal or beneficial ownership of capital stock of the Company, by contract or otherwise) of in excess of 33% of the voting securities of the Company (other than by means of conversion or exercise of the Notes and the Securities issued together with the Notes), (b) the Company merges into or consolidates with any other Person, or any Person merges into or consolidates with the Company and, after giving effect to such transaction, the stockholders of the Company immediately prior to such transaction own less than 68% of the aggregate voting power of the Company or the successor entity of such transaction, (c) the Company sells or transfers all or substantially all of its assets to another Person and the stockholders of the Company immediately prior to such transaction own less than 68% of the aggregate voting power of the acquiring entity immediately after the transaction, (d) a replacement at one time or within a three year period of more than one-half of the members of the Board of Directors which is not approved by a majority of those individuals who are members of the Board of Directors on the Original Issue Date (or by those individuals who are serving as members of the Board of Directors on any date whose nomination to the Board of Directors was approved by a majority of the members of the Board of Directors who are members on the date hereof), or (e) the execution by the Company of an agreement to which the Company is a party or by which it is bound, providing for any of the events set forth in clauses (a) through (d) above.

 

 
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Conversion” shall have the meaning ascribed to such term in Section 4.

 

Conversion Date” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 4(a).

 

Conversion Price” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 4(b).

 

Conversion Schedule” means the Conversion Schedule in the form of Schedule 1 attached hereto.

 

Conversion Shares” means, collectively, the shares of Common Stock issuable upon conversion of this Note in accordance with the terms hereof.

 

Effectiveness Period” shall have the meaning set forth in the Registration Rights Agreement.

 

Equity Conditions” means, during the period in question, (a) the Company shall have duly honored all conversions and redemptions scheduled to occur or occurring by virtue of one or more Notices of Conversion of the Holder, if any, (b) the Company shall have paid all liquidated damages and other amounts owing to the Holder in respect of this Note, (c)(i) there is an effective Registration Statement pursuant to which the Holder is permitted to utilize the prospectus thereunder to resell all of the shares of Common Stock issuable pursuant to the Transaction Documents (and the Company believes, in good faith, that such effectiveness will continue uninterrupted for the foreseeable future) or (ii) all of the Conversion Shares issuable pursuant to the Transaction Documents may be resold pursuant to Rule 144 without volume or manner-of-sale restrictions or current public information requirements as determined by the counsel to the Company as set forth in a written opinion letter to such effect, addressed and acceptable to the Transfer Agent and the Holder, (d) the Common Stock is trading on a Trading Market and all of the shares issuable pursuant to the Transaction Documents are listed or quoted for trading on such Trading Market (and the Company believes, in good faith, that trading of the Common Stock on a Trading Market will continue uninterrupted for the foreseeable future), (e) there is a sufficient number of authorized but unissued and otherwise unreserved shares of Common Stock for the issuance of all of the shares then issuable pursuant to the Transaction Documents, (f) there is no existing Event of Default and no existing event which, with the passage of time or the giving of notice, would constitute an Event of Default, (g) the issuance of the shares in question (or, in the case of an Optional Redemption, the shares issuable upon conversion in full of the Optional Redemption Amount) to the Holder would not violate the limitations set forth in Section 4(d) and Section 4(e) herein, (h) there has been no public announcement of a pending or proposed Fundamental Transaction or Change of Control Transaction that has not been consummated, (i) the applicable Holder is not in possession of any information provided by the Company, any of its Subsidiaries, or any of their officers, directors, employees, agents or Affiliates, that constitutes, or may constitute, material non-public information, (j) for each Trading Day in a period of 15 consecutive Trading Days prior to the applicable date in question, the daily trading volume for the Common Stock on the principal Trading Market exceeds (i) $300,000 per Trading Day or (ii) $300,000 per Trading Day in the case of an Optional Redemption pursuant to Section 6(a) herein, and (k) for each Trading Day in a period of 15 consecutive Trading Days prior to the applicable date in question, the price per share of the Common Stock on the principal Trading Market closes at or higher than $1.25.

 

 
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Event of Default” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 8(a).

 

Floor Price” means $1.25.

 

Fundamental Transaction” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 5(e).

 

Interest Payment Date” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 2(a).

 

Issuable Maximum” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 4(e).

 

Late Fees” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 2(d).

 

Mandatory Default Amount” means the sum of (a) the greater of (i) the outstanding principal amount of this Note, plus all accrued and unpaid interest hereon and Make Whole, divided by the Conversion Price on the date the Mandatory Default Amount is either (A) demanded (if demand or notice is required to create an Event of Default) or otherwise due or (B) paid in full, whichever has a lower Conversion Price multiplied by the highest VWAP for the Common Stock on the Trading Market during the period beginning on the date of first occurrence of the Event of Default and ending on the date the Mandatory Default Amount is either (x) demanded or otherwise due or (y) paid in full, or (ii) 130% of the outstanding principal amount of this Note, plus 100% of accrued and unpaid interest hereon and Make Whole, and (b) all other amounts, costs, expenses and liquidated damages due in respect of this Note. For the avoidance of doubt the calculation of such Mandatory Default Amount shall be calculated by the following formula: (Principal + Interest + Costs + Expenses + Liquidated Damages)*130%.

 

Mandatory Redemption Amount” means, with respect to such principal amount that is subject to a Mandatory Redemption pursuant to Section 6(c) herein, the sum of (a) 115% of such principal amount of the Note, (b) 100% of the accrued and unpaid interest hereon and the Make Whole and (c) all liquidated damages and other amounts due in respect of the Note.

 

 
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New York Courts” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 9(d).

 

Note Register” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 2(c).

 

Notice of Conversion” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 4(a).

 

Optional Redemption” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 6(a).

 

Optional Redemption Amount” means (a) 110% of the sum of (i) the then outstanding principal amount of the Note and (ii) all accrued but unpaid interest, plus the Make Whole, plus (b) all liquidated damages and other amounts due in respect of the Note. For the avoidance of doubt the calculation of such Optional Redemption Amount shall be calculated by the following formula: (((Principal + Interest + Make Whole)*110%) + Liquidated Damages + Other Costs of Collection).

 

Optional Redemption Date” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 6(a).

 

Optional Redemption Notice” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 6(a).

 

Optional Redemption Notice Date” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 6(a).

 

Optional Redemption Period” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 6(a).

 

Original Issue Date” means the date of the first issuance of the Notes, regardless of any transfers of any Note and regardless of the number of instruments which may be issued to evidence such Notes.

 

Permitted Indebtedness” means the indebtedness evidenced by the Notes; provided, however, that upon a reduction in the principal amount of the Notes by at least 50.1%, the Company shall have the right to enter into a receivables line with a commercial banking national association or state bank, in either case a banking institution that is a member of the F.D.I.C., which receivables line for accounts receivable of up to $3 million in aggregate availability, which receivables line shall be junior in all rights to the Notes, and shall be in a form that is in substance acceptable to the Holder, including a subordination agreement in form and substance reasonably acceptable to the Holder. For the avoidance of doubt, the receivables line will have a first lien on $3 million of receivables.

 

 
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Permitted Lien” means the individual and collective reference to the following: (a) Liens for taxes, assessments and other governmental charges or levies not yet due or Liens for taxes, assessments and other governmental charges or levies being contested in good faith and by appropriate proceedings for which adequate reserves (in the good faith judgment of the management of the Company) have been established in accordance with GAAP, (b) Liens imposed by law which were incurred in the ordinary course of the Company’s business, such as carriers’, warehousemen’s and mechanics’ Liens, statutory landlords’ Liens, and other similar Liens arising in the ordinary course of the Company’s business, and which (x) do not individually or in the aggregate materially detract from the value of such property or assets or materially impair the use thereof in the operation of the business of the Company and its consolidated Subsidiaries or (y) are being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings, which proceedings have the effect of preventing for the foreseeable future the forfeiture or sale of the property or asset subject to such Lien, and (c) Liens incurred in connection with Permitted Indebtedness.

  

Purchase Agreement” means the Securities Purchase Agreement, dated as of December 20, 2018 among the Company and the original Holders, as amended, modified or supplemented from time to time in accordance with its terms.

 

Registration Rights Agreement” means the Registration Rights Agreement, dated as of the date of the Purchase Agreement, among the Company and the original Holders, in the form of Exhibit B attached to the Purchase Agreement.

 

Registration Statement” means a registration statement meeting the requirements set forth in the Registration Rights Agreement and covering the resale of the Underlying Shares by each Holder as provided for in the Registration Rights Agreement.

 

Securities Act” means the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder.

 

Share Delivery Date” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 4(c)(ii).

 

Subsequent Financing” means any issuance by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries of Common Stock or Common Stock Equivalents for cash consideration, Indebtedness or a combination of units thereof.

 

Successor Entity” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 5(e).

 

Trading Day” means a day on which the principal Trading Market is open for trading.

 

Trading Market” means any of the following markets or exchanges on which the Common Stock is listed or quoted for trading on the date in question: the NYSE American, the Nasdaq Capital Market, the Nasdaq Global Market, the Nasdaq Global Select Market or the New York Stock Exchange (or any successors to any of the foregoing).

 

 
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VWAP” means, for any date, the price determined by the first of the following clauses that applies: (a) if the Common Stock is then listed or quoted on a Trading Market, the daily volume weighted average price of the Common Stock for such date (or the nearest preceding date) on the Trading Market on which the Common Stock is then listed or quoted as reported by Bloomberg L.P. (based on a Trading Day from 9:30 a.m. (New York City time) to 4:02 p.m. (New York City time)), (b) if OTCQB or OTCQX is not a Trading Market, the volume weighted average price of the Common Stock for such date (or the nearest preceding date) on OTCQB or OTCQX as applicable, (c) if the Common Stock is not then listed or quoted for trading on OTCQB or OTCQX and if prices for the Common Stock are then reported in the “Pink Sheets” published by OTC Markets, Inc. (or a similar organization or agency succeeding to its functions of reporting prices), the most recent bid price per share of the Common Stock so reported, or (d) in all other cases, the fair market value of a share of Common Stock as determined by an independent appraiser selected in good faith by the Purchasers of a majority in interest of the Securities then outstanding and reasonably acceptable to the Company, the fees and expenses of which shall be paid by the Company.

  

Section 2. Interest.

 

a) Payment of Interest in Cash. The Company shall pay interest to the Holder on the aggregate unconverted and then outstanding principal amount of this Note at the rate of 8% per annum, payable monthly, beginning on the first such date after the Original Issue Date, on each Conversion Date (as to that principal amount then being converted), on each Optional Redemption Date (as to that principal amount then being redeemed), on each Mandatory Redemption Date (as to that principal amount then being redeemed) and on the Maturity Date (each such date, an “Interest Payment Date”) (if any Interest Payment Date is not a Business Day, then the applicable payment shall be due on the next succeeding Business Day), in cash. The initial twelve (12) months’ interest amount shall be guaranteed and the remaining unpaid portion thereof shall be accelerated and payable in connection with any conversion of this Note (the “Make Whole”).

 

b) [RESERVED]

 

c) Interest Calculations. Interest shall be calculated on the basis of a 360-day year, consisting of twelve 30 calendar day periods, and shall accrue daily commencing on the Original Issue Date until payment in full of the outstanding principal, together with all accrued and unpaid interest, liquidated damages and other amounts which may become due hereunder, has been made. Interest shall cease to accrue with respect to any principal amount converted, provided that, the Company actually delivers the Conversion Shares within the time period required by Section 4(c)(ii) herein. Interest hereunder will be paid to the Person in whose name this Note is registered on the records of the Company regarding registration and transfers of this Note (the “Note Register”).

 

 
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d) Late Fee. All overdue accrued and unpaid interest to be paid hereunder shall entail a late fee at an interest rate equal to the lesser of 18% per annum or the maximum rate permitted by applicable law (the “Late Fees”) which shall accrue daily from the date such interest is due hereunder through and including the date of actual payment in full.

  

e) Amortization. Commencing on first (1st) day of the month after the date that is the earlier of the date that a Registration Statement covering the shares underlying the Note has been declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission or one-hundred and eighty (180) days after the Original Issue Date, and continuing on the first (1st) day of each of the following successive months thereafter until Maturity, provided that such date is a Business Day (each an “Amortization Payment Date”), the Company shall redeem this Note, interest, and the Make Whole according to Schedule 2(e) (each, an “Amortization Payment”). Each Amortization Payment shall, at the option of the Company, be made in whole or in part, in cash equal to the sum of the Amortization Payment provided for in Schedule 2(e) hereto, or, subject to the Company complying with the Equity Conditions, in Common Stock at a 15% discount to the lowest VWAP during the ten (10) Trading days prior to the Amortization Payment Date (the “Amortization Conversion Rate”); provided, however, that in the event that a Holder elects to defer an Amortization Payment as provided for in this Section 2(e), the Amortization Conversion Rate shall be calculated based on the date that the Holder provides the Company with notice of its intent to receive an Amortization Payment. Any Amortization Payment or portion thereof made in cash will be subject to a ten percent (10%) premium on such payment. No Amortization Payment may be made in Common Stock if the price of the Company’s Common Stock is trading below the Floor Price on the Amortization Payment Date. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Section 2(e), any Holder, at its option and without regard to the actions of any other Holder, shall be entitled to accelerate each Amortization Payment in up to three (3) separate Amortization Payments each month and demand such payments in Common Stock pursuant to the then-current Amortization Conversion Rate. In the event that the Holder elects to accelerate an Amortization Payment, such accelerated Amortization Payment shall be effected from the last Amortization Payment due. By way of example, if there are six (6) amortization payments remaining in a calendar year in which such remaining amortizations are for the months of July through December, then the first accelerated amortization shall come from December, and the second, by further example, from November. Furthermore, notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Section 2(e), any Holder, at its option and without regard to the actions of any other Holder, shall be entitled to defer each and any Amortization Payment in its sole discretion and for as long as it wishes to defer such Amortization Payment and receive such payments in Common Stock pursuant to the Amortization Conversion Rate, to be calculated when requested and received. Such deferring Holder shall be entitled to receive such deferred Amortization Payment upon three hours’ written notice, which Amortization Payment shall be settled no later than two Trading Days after notice has been provided.

 

 
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Section 3. Registration of Transfers and Exchanges.

 

a) Different Denominations. This Note is exchangeable for an equal aggregate principal amount of Notes of different authorized denominations, as requested by the Holder surrendering the same. No service charge will be payable for such registration of transfer or exchange.

 

b) Investment Representations. This Note has been issued subject to certain investment representations of the original Holder set forth in the Purchase Agreement and may be transferred or exchanged only in compliance with the Purchase Agreement and applicable federal and state securities laws and regulations.

  

c) Reliance on Note Register. Prior to due presentment for transfer to the Company of this Note, the Company and any agent of the Company may treat the Person in whose name this Note is duly registered on the Note Register as the owner hereof for the purpose of receiving payment as herein provided and for all other purposes, whether or not this Note is overdue, and neither the Company nor any such agent shall be affected by notice to the contrary.

 

Section 4. Conversion.

 

a) Voluntary Conversion. At any time after the Original Issue Date until this Note is no longer outstanding, this Note shall be convertible, in whole or in part, into shares of Common Stock at the option of the Holder, at any time and from time to time (subject to the conversion limitations set forth in Section 4(d) and Section 4(e) hereof). The Holder shall effect conversions by delivering to the Company a Notice of Conversion, the form of which is attached hereto as Annex A (each, a “Notice of Conversion”), specifying therein the principal amount of this Note to be converted and the date on which such conversion shall be effected (such date, the “Conversion Date”). If no Conversion Date is specified in a Notice of Conversion, the Conversion Date shall be the date that such Notice of Conversion is deemed delivered hereunder. No ink-original Notice of Conversion shall be required, nor shall any medallion guarantee (or other type of guarantee or notarization) of any Notice of Conversion form be required. To effect conversions hereunder, the Holder shall not be required to physically surrender this Note to the Company unless the entire principal amount of this Note, plus all accrued and unpaid interest thereon, has been so converted in which case the Holder shall surrender this Note as promptly as is reasonably practicable after such conversion without delaying the Company’s obligation to deliver the shares on the Share Delivery Date. Conversions hereunder shall have the effect of lowering the outstanding principal amount of this Note in an amount equal to the applicable conversion. The Holder and the Company shall maintain records showing the principal amount(s) converted and the date of such conversion(s). The Company may deliver an objection to any Notice of Conversion within one (1) Business Day of delivery of such Notice of Conversion. In the event of any dispute or discrepancy, the records of the Holder shall be controlling and determinative in the absence of manifest error. The Holder, and any assignee by acceptance of this Note, acknowledge and agree that, by reason of the provisions of this paragraph, following conversion of a portion of this Note, the unpaid and unconverted principal amount of this Note may be less than the amount stated on the face hereof.

 

 
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b) Conversion Price. The conversion price in effect on any Conversion Date shall be equal to $2.49, subject to adjustment herein (the “Conversion Price”). However, from and after the Maturity Date, the Conversion Price shall be equal to the lesser of (i) the then Conversion Price and (ii) 85% of the VWAP for the Trading Day immediately prior to the applicable Conversion Date. Nothing herein shall limit a Holder’s right to pursue actual damages or declare an Event of Default pursuant to Section 8 hereof and the Holder shall have the right to pursue all remedies available to it hereunder, at law or in equity including, without limitation, a decree of specific performance and/or injunctive relief. The exercise of any such rights shall not prohibit the Holder from seeking to enforce damages pursuant to any other Section hereof or under applicable law.

  

c) Mechanics of Conversion.

 

i. Conversion Shares Issuable Upon Conversion of Principal Amount. The number of Conversion Shares issuable upon a conversion hereunder shall be determined by the quotient obtained by dividing (x) the outstanding principal amount of this Note to be converted, plus all accrued by unpaid interest and Make Whole, by (y) the Conversion Price.

 

ii. Delivery of Conversion Shares Upon Conversion. Not later than the earlier of (i) two (2) Trading Days and (ii) the number of Trading Days comprising the Standard Settlement Period (as defined below) after each Conversion Date (the “Share Delivery Date”), the Company shall deliver, or cause to be delivered, to the Holder (A) the Conversion Shares which, on or after the earlier of (i) the six month anniversary of the Original Issue Date or (ii) the Effective Date, shall be free of restrictive legends and trading restrictions (other than those which may then be required by the Purchase Agreement) representing the number of Conversion Shares being acquired upon the conversion of this Note and (B) a bank check in the amount of accrued and unpaid interest. On or after the earlier of (i) the six-month anniversary of the Original Issue Date or (ii) the Effective Date, the Company shall deliver any Conversion Shares required to be delivered by the Company under this Section 4(c) electronically through the Depository Trust Company or another established clearing corporation performing similar functions. As used herein, “Standard Settlement Period” means the standard settlement period, expressed in a number of Trading Days, on the Company’s primary Trading Market with respect to the Common Stock as in effect on the date of delivery of the Notice of Conversion.

 

 
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iii. Failure to Deliver Conversion Shares. If, in the case of any Notice of Conversion, such Conversion Shares are not delivered to or as directed by the applicable Holder by the Share Delivery Date, the Holder shall be entitled to elect by written notice to the Company at any time on or before its receipt of such Conversion Shares, to rescind such Conversion, in which event the Company shall promptly return to the Holder any original Note delivered to the Company and the Holder shall promptly return to the Company the Conversion Shares issued to such Holder pursuant to the rescinded Conversion Notice.

   

iv. Obligation Absolute; Partial Liquidated Damages. The Company’s obligations to issue and deliver the Conversion Shares upon conversion of this Note in accordance with the terms hereof are absolute and unconditional, irrespective of any action or inaction by the Holder to enforce the same, any waiver or consent with respect to any provision hereof, the recovery of any judgment against any Person or any action to enforce the same, or any setoff, counterclaim, recoupment, limitation or termination, or any breach or alleged breach by the Holder or any other Person of any obligation to the Company or any violation or alleged violation of law by the Holder or any other Person, and irrespective of any other circumstance which might otherwise limit such obligation of the Company to the Holder in connection with the issuance of such Conversion Shares; provided, however, that such delivery shall not operate as a waiver by the Company of any such action the Company may have against the Holder. In the event the Holder of this Note shall elect to convert any or all of the outstanding principal amount hereof, the Company may not refuse conversion based on any claim that the Holder or anyone associated or affiliated with the Holder has been engaged in any violation of law, agreement or for any other reason, unless an injunction from a court, on notice to Holder, restraining and or enjoining conversion of all or part of this Note shall have been sought and obtained, and the Company posts a surety bond for the benefit of the Holder in the amount of 150% of the outstanding principal amount of this Note, which is subject to the injunction, which bond shall remain in effect until the completion of arbitration/litigation of the underlying dispute and the proceeds of which shall be payable to the Holder to the extent it obtains judgment. In the absence of such injunction, the Company shall issue Conversion Shares or, if applicable, cash, upon a properly noticed conversion. If the Company fails for any reason to deliver to the Holder such Conversion Shares pursuant to Section 4(c)(ii) by the Share Delivery Date, the Company shall pay to the Holder, in cash, as liquidated damages and not as a penalty, for each $1,000 of principal amount being converted, $10 per Trading Day (increasing to $20 per Trading Day on the fifth (5th) Trading Day after such liquidated damages begin to accrue) for each Trading Day after such Share Delivery Date until such Conversion Shares are delivered or Holder rescinds such conversion. Nothing herein shall limit a Holder’s right to pursue actual damages or declare an Event of Default pursuant to Section 8 hereof for the Company’s failure to deliver Conversion Shares within the period specified herein and the Holder shall have the right to pursue all remedies available to it hereunder, at law or in equity including, without limitation, a decree of specific performance and/or injunctive relief. The exercise of any such rights shall not prohibit the Holder from seeking to enforce damages pursuant to any other Section hereof or under applicable law.

 

 
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v. Compensation for Buy-In on Failure to Timely Deliver Conversion Shares Upon Conversion. In addition to any other rights available to the Holder, if the Company fails for any reason to deliver to the Holder such Conversion Shares by the Share Delivery Date pursuant to Section 4(c)(ii), and if after such Share Delivery Date the Holder is required by its brokerage firm to purchase (in an open market transaction or otherwise), or the Holder’s brokerage firm otherwise purchases, shares of Common Stock to deliver in satisfaction of a sale by the Holder of the Conversion Shares which the Holder was entitled to receive upon the conversion relating to such Share Delivery Date (a “Buy-In”), then the Company shall (A) pay in cash to the Holder (in addition to any other remedies available to or elected by the Holder) the amount, if any, by which (x) the Holder’s total purchase price (including any brokerage commissions) for the Common Stock so purchased exceeds (y) the product of (1) the aggregate number of shares of Common Stock that the Holder was entitled to receive from the conversion at issue multiplied by (2) the actual sale price at which the sell order giving rise to such purchase obligation was executed (including any brokerage commissions) and (B) at the option of the Holder, either reissue (if surrendered) this Note in a principal amount equal to the principal amount of the attempted conversion (in which case such conversion shall be deemed rescinded) or deliver to the Holder the number of shares of Common Stock that would have been issued if the Company had timely complied with its delivery requirements under Section 4(c)(ii). For example, if the Holder purchases Common Stock having a total purchase price of $11,000 to cover a Buy-In with respect to an attempted conversion of this Note with respect to which the actual sale price of the Conversion Shares (including any brokerage commissions) giving rise to such purchase obligation was a total of $10,000 under clause (A) of the immediately preceding sentence, the Company shall be required to pay the Holder $1,000. The Holder shall provide the Company written notice indicating the amounts payable to the Holder in respect of the Buy-In and, upon request of the Company, evidence of the amount of such loss. Nothing herein shall limit a Holder’s right to pursue any other remedies available to it hereunder, at law or in equity including, without limitation, a decree of specific performance and/or injunctive relief with respect to the Company’s failure to timely deliver Conversion Shares upon conversion of this Note as required pursuant to the terms hereof.

 

vi. Reservation of Shares Issuable Upon Conversion. The Company covenants that it will at all times reserve and keep available out of its authorized and unissued shares of Common Stock for the sole purpose of issuance upon conversion of this Note, each as herein provided, free from preemptive rights or any other actual contingent purchase rights of Persons other than the Holder (and the other holders of the Notes), not less than 200% of such aggregate number of shares of the Common Stock as shall (subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the Purchase Agreement) be issuable (taking into account the adjustments and restrictions of Section 5) upon the conversion of the then outstanding principal amount of this Note. The Company covenants that all shares of Common Stock that shall be so issuable shall, upon issue, be duly authorized, validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable and, if the Registration Statement is then effective under the Securities Act, shall be registered for public resale in accordance with such Registration Statement (subject to such Holder’s compliance with its obligations under the Registration Rights Agreement).

 

 
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vii. Fractional Shares. No fractional shares or scrip representing fractional shares shall be issued upon the conversion of this Note. As to any fraction of a share which the Holder would otherwise be entitled to purchase upon such conversion, the Company shall at its election, either pay a cash adjustment in respect of such final fraction in an amount equal to such fraction multiplied by the Conversion Price or round up to the next whole share.

 

viii. Transfer Taxes and Expenses. The issuance of Conversion Shares on conversion of this Note shall be made without charge to the Holder hereof for any documentary stamp or similar taxes that may be payable in respect of the issue or delivery of such Conversion Shares, provided that the Company shall not be required to pay any tax that may be payable in respect of any transfer involved in the issuance and delivery of any such Conversion Shares upon conversion in a name other than that of the Holder of this Note so converted and the Company shall not be required to issue or deliver such Conversion Shares unless or until the Person or Persons requesting the issuance thereof shall have paid to the Company the amount of such tax or shall have established to the satisfaction of the Company that such tax has been paid. The Company shall pay all Transfer Agent fees required for same-day processing of any Notice of Conversion and all fees to the Depository Trust Company (or another established clearing corporation performing similar functions) required for same-day electronic delivery of the Conversion Shares.

 

d) Holder’s Conversion Limitations. The Company shall not effect any conversion of this Note, and a Holder shall not have the right to convert any portion of this Note, to the extent that after giving effect to the conversion set forth on the applicable Notice of Conversion, the Holder (together with the Holder’s Affiliates, and any other Persons acting as a group together with the Holder or any of the Holder’s Affiliates (such Persons, “Attribution Parties”)) would beneficially own in excess of the Beneficial Ownership Limitation (as defined below). For purposes of the foregoing sentence, the number of shares of Common Stock beneficially owned by the Holder and its Affiliates and Attribution Parties shall include the number of shares of Common Stock issuable upon conversion of this Note with respect to which such determination is being made, but shall exclude the number of shares of Common Stock which are issuable upon (i) conversion of the remaining, unconverted principal amount of this Note beneficially owned by the Holder or any of its Affiliates or Attribution Parties and (ii) exercise or conversion of the unexercised or unconverted portion of any other securities of the Company subject to a limitation on conversion or exercise analogous to the limitation contained herein (including, without limitation, any other Notes or the Warrants) beneficially owned by the Holder or any of its Affiliates or Attribution Parties. Except as set forth in the preceding sentence, for purposes of this Section 4(d), beneficial ownership shall be calculated in accordance with Section 13(d) of the Exchange Act and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder. To the extent that the limitation contained in this Section 4(d) applies, the determination of whether this Note is convertible (in relation to other securities owned by the Holder together with any Affiliates and Attribution Parties) and of which principal amount of this Note is convertible shall be in the sole discretion of the Holder, and the submission of a Notice of Conversion shall be deemed to be the Holder’s determination of whether this Note may be converted (in relation to other securities owned by the Holder together with any Affiliates or Attribution Parties) and which principal amount of this Note is convertible, in each case subject to the Beneficial Ownership Limitation. To ensure compliance with this restriction, the Holder will be deemed to represent to the Company each time it delivers a Notice of Conversion that such Notice of Conversion has not violated the restrictions set forth in this paragraph and the Company shall have no obligation to verify or confirm the accuracy of such determination. In addition, a determination as to any group status as contemplated above shall be determined in accordance with Section 13(d) of the Exchange Act and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder. For purposes of this Section 4(d), in determining the number of outstanding shares of Common Stock, the Holder may rely on the number of outstanding shares of Common Stock as stated in the most recent of the following: (i) the Company’s most recent periodic or annual report filed with the Commission, as the case may be, (ii) a more recent public announcement by the Company, or (iii) a more recent written notice by the Company or the Company’s transfer agent setting forth the number of shares of Common Stock outstanding. Upon the written or oral request of a Holder, the Company shall within one Trading Day confirm orally and in writing to the Holder the number of shares of Common Stock then outstanding. In any case, the number of outstanding shares of Common Stock shall be determined after giving effect to the conversion or exercise of securities of the Company, including this Note, by the Holder or its Affiliates since the date as of which such number of outstanding shares of Common Stock was reported. The “Beneficial Ownership Limitation” shall be 4.99% of the number of shares of the Common Stock outstanding immediately after giving effect to the issuance of shares of Common Stock issuable upon conversion of this Note held by the Holder. The Holder, upon notice to the Company, may increase or decrease the Beneficial Ownership Limitation provisions of this Section 4(d), provided that the Beneficial Ownership Limitation in no event exceeds 9.99% of the number of shares of the Common Stock outstanding immediately after giving effect to the issuance of shares of Common Stock upon conversion of this Note held by the Holder and the Beneficial Ownership Limitation provisions of this Section 4(d) shall continue to apply. Any increase in the Beneficial Ownership Limitation will not be effective until the 61st day after such notice is delivered to the Company. The Beneficial Ownership Limitation provisions of this paragraph shall be construed and implemented in a manner otherwise than in strict conformity with the terms of this Section 4(d) to correct this paragraph (or any portion hereof) which may be defective or inconsistent with the intended Beneficial Ownership Limitation contained herein or to make changes or supplements necessary or desirable to properly give effect to such limitation. The limitations contained in this paragraph shall apply to a successor holder of this Note.

 

 
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e) Issuance Limitations. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, if the Company has not obtained Shareholder Approval, then the Company may not issue, upon conversion of this Note, a number of shares of Common Stock which, when aggregated with any shares of Common Stock issued on or after the Original Issue Date and prior to such Conversion Date in connection with the conversion of any Notes issued pursuant to the Purchase Agreement, would exceed 5,731,335 shares of Common Stock (subject to adjustment for forward and reverse stock splits, recapitalizations and the like) (such number of shares, the “Issuable Maximum”). The Company shall reserve and each Holder shall be entitled to a portion of the Issuable Maximum equal to the quotient obtained by dividing (x) the original principal amount of the Holder’s Note by (y) the aggregate original principal amount of all Notes issued on the Original Issue Date to all Holders. In the event that the Company is prohibited from issuing shares of Common Stock pursuant to this Section 4(e) (the “Exchange Cap Shares”), the Company shall pay cash in exchange for the cancellation of such shares of Common Stock at a price equal to the sum of (i) the product of (x) such number of Exchange Cap Shares and (y) the VWAP on the Trading Day immediately preceding the date such Exchange Cap Shares would otherwise be required to be delivered to the Holder hereunder and (ii) to the extent the Holder purchases (in an open market transaction or otherwise) shares of Common Stock to deliver in satisfaction of a sale by the Holder of Exchange Cap Shares, any brokerage commissions and other out-of-pocket expenses, if any, of the Holder incurred in connection therewith.

 

Section 5. Certain Adjustments.

 

a) Stock Dividends and Stock Splits. If the Company, at any time while this Note is outstanding: (i) pays a stock dividend or otherwise makes a distribution or distributions payable in shares of Common Stock on shares of Common Stock or any Common Stock Equivalents (which, for avoidance of doubt, shall not include any shares of Common Stock issued by the Company upon conversion of, or payment of interest on, the Notes), (ii) subdivides outstanding shares of Common Stock into a larger number of shares, (iii) combines (including by way of a reverse stock split) outstanding shares of Common Stock into a smaller number of shares or (iv) issues, in the event of a reclassification of shares of the Common Stock, any shares of capital stock of the Company, then the Conversion Price shall be multiplied by a fraction of which the numerator shall be the number of shares of Common Stock (excluding any treasury shares of the Company) outstanding immediately before such event, and of which the denominator shall be the number of shares of Common Stock outstanding immediately after such event. Any adjustment made pursuant to this Section shall become effective immediately after the record date for the determination of stockholders entitled to receive such dividend or distribution and shall become effective immediately after the effective date in the case of a subdivision, combination or re‑classification.

 

b) Lower Priced Transaction. So long as this Note remains outstanding or the holder of this Note holds any Conversion Shares, if the Company shall enter into any financing transaction pursuant to which the Company sells its securities at a price lower than the Fixed Conversion Price (subject to adjustment in accordance with Section 4(b) and Section 5(a) above), the Fixed Conversion Price shall be adjusted to the effective price of such lower-priced transaction.

 

 
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c) Dilutive Issuance. If the Company or any subsidiary thereof, as applicable, at any time while this Note is outstanding or the Holder holds any Conversion Shares, shall sell or grant any option to purchase, or sell or grant any right to reprice, or otherwise dispose of or issue (or announce any offer, sale, grant or any option to purchase or other disposition) any Common Stock or Common Stock Equivalents, at an effective price per share less than the Fixed Conversion Price then in effect (such lower price, the “Base Share Price” and such issuances collectively, a “Dilutive Issuance”) (it being understood and agreed that if the holder of the Common Stock or Common Stock Equivalents so issued shall at any time, whether by operation of purchase price adjustments, reset provisions, floating conversion, exercise or exchange prices or otherwise, or due to warrants, options or rights per share which are issued in connection with such issuance, be entitled to receive Common Stock at an effective price per share that is less than the Fixed Conversion Price, such issuance shall be deemed to have occurred for less than the Fixed Conversion Price on such date of the Dilutive Issuance at such effective price), then simultaneously with the consummation of each Dilutive Issuance the Fixed Conversion Price shall be reduced and only reduced to equal the lower of (i) the Base Share Price and (ii) the lowest VWAP in the five (5) days immediately following such Dilutive Issuance. Such adjustment shall be made whenever such Common Stock or Common Stock Equivalents are issued. Notwithstanding the foregoing, no adjustments shall be made, paid or issued under this Section 5(c) in respect of an Exempt Issuance. The Company shall notify the Holder, in writing, no later than the Trading Day following the issuance or deemed issuance of any Common Stock or Common Stock Equivalents subject to this Section 5(c), indicating therein the applicable issuance price, or applicable reset price, exchange price, conversion price and other pricing terms (such notice, the “Dilutive Issuance Notice”). For purposes of clarification, whether or not the Company provides a Dilutive Issuance Notice pursuant to this Section 5(c), upon the occurrence of any Dilutive Issuance, the Holder is entitled to receive a number of Conversion Shares based upon the Base Share Price regardless of whether the Holder accurately refers to the Base Share Price in the Notice of Conversion. If the Company enters into a Variable Rate Transaction, despite the prohibition thereon in the Securities Purchase Agreement, the Company shall be deemed to have issued Common Stock or Common Stock Equivalents at the lowest possible conversion or exercise price at which such securities may be converted or exercised.

 

d) Subsequent Rights Offerings. In addition to any adjustments pursuant to Section 5(a) above, if at any time the Company grants, issues or sells any Common Stock Equivalents or rights to purchase stock, warrants, securities or other property pro rata to the record holders of any class of shares of Common Stock (the “Purchase Rights”), then the Holder will be entitled to acquire, upon the terms applicable to such Purchase Rights, the aggregate Purchase Rights which the Holder could have acquired if the Holder had held the number of shares of Common Stock acquirable upon complete conversion of this Note (without regard to any limitations on exercise hereof, including without limitation, the Beneficial Ownership Limitation) immediately before the date on which a record is taken for the grant, issuance or sale of such Purchase Rights, or, if no such record is taken, the date as of which the record holders of shares of Common Stock are to be determined for the grant, issue or sale of such Purchase Rights (provided, however, to the extent that the Holder’s right to participate in any such Purchase Right would result in the Holder exceeding the Beneficial Ownership Limitation, then the Holder shall not be entitled to participate in such Purchase Right to such extent (or beneficial ownership of such shares of Common Stock as a result of such Purchase Right to such extent) and such Purchase Right to such extent shall be held in abeyance for the Holder until such time, if ever, as its right thereto would not result in the Holder exceeding the Beneficial Ownership Limitation).

 

 
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e) Pro Rata Distributions. During such time as this Note is outstanding, if the Company shall declare or make any dividend or other distribution of its assets (or rights to acquire its assets) to holders of shares of Common Stock, by way of return of capital or otherwise (including, without limitation, any distribution of cash, stock or other securities, property or options by way of a dividend, spin off, reclassification, corporate rearrangement, scheme of arrangement or other similar transaction) (a “Distribution”), at any time after the issuance of this Note, then, in each such case, the Holder shall be entitled to participate in such Distribution to the same extent that the Holder would have participated therein if the Holder had held the number of shares of Common Stock acquirable upon complete conversion of this Note (without regard to any limitations on conversion hereof, including without limitation, the Beneficial Ownership Limitation) immediately before the date of which a record is taken for such Distribution, or, if no such record is taken, the date as of which the record holders of shares of Common Stock are to be determined for the participation in such Distribution (provided, however, to the extent that the Holder's right to participate in any such Distribution would result in the Holder exceeding the Beneficial Ownership Limitation, then the Holder shall not be entitled to participate in such Distribution to such extent (or in the beneficial ownership of any shares of Common Stock as a result of such Distribution to such extent) and the portion of such Distribution shall be held in abeyance for the benefit of the Holder until such time, if ever, as its right thereto would not result in the Holder exceeding the Beneficial Ownership Limitation).

 

f) Fundamental Transaction. If, at any time while this Note is outstanding, (i) the Company, directly or indirectly, in one or more related transactions effects any merger or consolidation of the Company with or into another Person, (ii) the Company, directly or indirectly, effects any sale, lease, license, assignment, transfer, conveyance or other disposition of all or substantially all of its assets in one or a series of related transactions, (iii) any, direct or indirect, purchase offer, tender offer or exchange offer (whether by the Company or another Person) is completed pursuant to which holders of Common Stock are permitted to sell, tender or exchange their shares for other securities, cash or property and has been accepted by the holders of 50% or more of the outstanding Common Stock, (iv) the Company, directly or indirectly, in one or more related transactions effects any reclassification, reorganization or recapitalization of the Common Stock or any compulsory share exchange pursuant to which the Common Stock is effectively converted into or exchanged for other securities, cash or property, or (v) the Company, directly or indirectly, in one or more related transactions consummates a stock or share purchase agreement or other business combination (including, without limitation, a reorganization, recapitalization, spin-off or scheme of arrangement) with another Person whereby such other Person acquires more than 50% of the outstanding shares of Common Stock (not including any shares of Common Stock held by the other Person or other Persons making or party to, or associated or affiliated with the other Persons making or party to, such stock or share purchase agreement or other business combination) (each a “Fundamental Transaction”), then, upon any subsequent conversion of this Note, the Holder shall have the right to receive, for each Conversion Share that would have been issuable upon such conversion immediately prior to the occurrence of such Fundamental Transaction (without regard to any limitation in Section 4(d) and Section 4(e) on the conversion of this Note), the number of shares of Common Stock of the successor or acquiring corporation or of the Company, if it is the surviving corporation, and any additional consideration (the “Alternate Consideration”) receivable as a result of such Fundamental Transaction by a holder of the number of shares of Common Stock for which this Note is convertible immediately prior to such Fundamental Transaction (without regard to any limitation in Section 4(d) and Section 4(e) on the conversion of this Note). For purposes of any such conversion, the determination of the Conversion Price shall be appropriately adjusted to apply to such Alternate Consideration based on the amount of Alternate Consideration issuable in respect of one (1) share of Common Stock in such Fundamental Transaction, and the Company shall apportion the Conversion Price among the Alternate Consideration in a reasonable manner reflecting the relative value of any different components of the Alternate Consideration. If holders of Common Stock are given any choice as to the securities, cash or property to be received in a Fundamental Transaction, then the Holder shall be given the same choice as to the Alternate Consideration it receives upon any conversion of this Note following such Fundamental Transaction. The Company shall cause any successor entity in a Fundamental Transaction in which the Company is not the survivor (the “Successor Entity”) to assume in writing all of the obligations of the Company under this Note and the other Transaction Documents (as defined in the Purchase Agreement) in accordance with the provisions of this Section 5(e) pursuant to written agreements in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Holder and approved by the Holder (without unreasonable delay) prior to such Fundamental Transaction and shall, at the option of the holder of this Note, deliver to the Holder in exchange for this Note a security of the Successor Entity evidenced by a written instrument substantially similar in form and substance to this Note which is convertible for a corresponding number of shares of capital stock of such Successor Entity (or its parent entity) equivalent to the shares of Common Stock acquirable and receivable upon conversion of this Note (without regard to any limitations on the conversion of this Note) prior to such Fundamental Transaction, and with a conversion price which applies the conversion price hereunder to such shares of capital stock (but taking into account the relative value of the shares of Common Stock pursuant to such Fundamental Transaction and the value of such shares of capital stock, such number of shares of capital stock and such conversion price being for the purpose of protecting the economic value of this Note immediately prior to the consummation of such Fundamental Transaction), and which is reasonably satisfactory in form and substance to the Holder. Upon the occurrence of any such Fundamental Transaction, the Successor Entity shall succeed to, and be substituted for (so that from and after the date of such Fundamental Transaction, the provisions of this Note and the other Transaction Documents referring to the “Company” shall refer instead to the Successor Entity), and may exercise every right and power of the Company and shall assume all of the obligations of the Company under this Note and the other Transaction Documents with the same effect as if such Successor Entity had been named as the Company herein.

 

 
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g) Calculations. All calculations under this Section 5 shall be made to the nearest cent or the nearest 1/100th of a share, as the case may be. For purposes of this Section 5, the number of shares of Common Stock deemed to be issued and outstanding as of a given date shall be the sum of the number of shares of Common Stock (excluding any treasury shares of the Company) issued and outstanding.

 

h) Notice to the Holder.

 

i. Adjustment to Conversion Price. Whenever the Conversion Price is adjusted pursuant to any provision of this Section 5, the Company shall promptly deliver to each Holder a notice setting forth the Conversion Price after such adjustment and setting forth a brief statement of the facts requiring such adjustment.

 

ii. Notice to Allow Conversion by Holder. If (A) the Company shall declare a dividend (or any other distribution in whatever form) on the Common Stock, (B) the Company shall declare a special nonrecurring cash dividend on or a redemption of the Common Stock, (C) the Company shall authorize the granting to all holders of the Common Stock of rights or warrants to subscribe for or purchase any shares of capital stock of any class or of any rights, (D) the approval of any stockholders of the Company shall be required in connection with any reclassification of the Common Stock, any consolidation or merger to which the Company is a party, any sale or transfer of all or substantially all of the assets of the Company, or any compulsory share exchange whereby the Common Stock is converted into other securities, cash or property or (E) the Company shall authorize the voluntary or involuntary dissolution, liquidation or winding up of the affairs of the Company, then, in each case, the Company shall cause to be filed at each office or agency maintained for the purpose of conversion of this Note, and shall cause to be delivered to the Holder at its last address as it shall appear upon the Note Register, at least twenty (20) calendar days prior to the applicable record or effective date hereinafter specified, a notice stating (x) the date on which a record is to be taken for the purpose of such dividend, distribution, redemption, rights or warrants, or if a record is not to be taken, the date as of which the holders of the Common Stock of record to be entitled to such dividend, distributions, redemption, rights or warrants are to be determined or (y) the date on which such reclassification, consolidation, merger, sale, transfer or share exchange is expected to become effective or close, and the date as of which it is expected that holders of the Common Stock of record shall be entitled to exchange their shares of the Common Stock for securities, cash or other property deliverable upon such reclassification, consolidation, merger, sale, transfer or share exchange, provided that the failure to deliver such notice or any defect therein or in the delivery thereof shall not affect the validity of the corporate action required to be specified in such notice. To the extent that any notice provided hereunder constitutes, or contains, material, non-public information regarding the Company or any of the Subsidiaries, the Company shall simultaneously file such notice with the Commission pursuant to a Current Report on Form 8-K. The Holder shall remain entitled to convert this Note during the 20-day period commencing on the date of such notice through the effective date of the event triggering such notice except as may otherwise be expressly set forth herein.

 

 
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Section 6. Optional Redemption; Mandatory Redemption.

 

a) Optional Redemption at Election of Company. Subject to the provisions of this Section 6(a), at any time after the Effective Date, the Company may deliver a notice to the Holder (an “Optional Redemption Notice” and the date such notice is deemed delivered hereunder, the “Optional Redemption Notice Date”) of its irrevocable election to redeem some or all of the then outstanding principal amount of this Note for cash in an amount equal to the Optional Redemption Amount on the 10th Trading Day following the Optional Redemption Notice Date (such date, the “Optional Redemption Date”, such 10 Trading Day period, the “Optional Redemption Period” and such redemption, the “Optional Redemption”). The Optional Redemption Amount is payable in full on the Optional Redemption Date. The Company may only effect an Optional Redemption if each of the Equity Conditions shall have been met (unless waived in writing by the Holder) on each Trading Day during the period commencing on the Optional Redemption Notice Date through to the Optional Redemption Date and through and including the date payment of the Optional Redemption Amount is actually made in full. If any of the Equity Conditions shall cease to be satisfied at any time during the Optional Redemption Period, then the Holder may elect to nullify the Optional Redemption Notice by notice to the Company within 3 Trading Days after the first day on which any such Equity Condition has not been met (provided that if, by a provision of the Transaction Documents, the Company is obligated to notify the Holder of the non-existence of an Equity Condition, such notice period shall be extended to the third Trading Day after proper notice from the Company) in which case the Optional Redemption Notice shall be null and void, ab initio. The Company covenants and agrees that it will honor all Notices of Conversion tendered from the time of delivery of the Optional Redemption Notice through the date all amounts owing thereon are due and paid in full. The Company’s determination to pay an Optional Redemption in cash shall be applied ratably to all of the holders of the then outstanding Notes based on their (or their predecessor’s) initial purchases of Notes pursuant to the Purchase Agreement.

 

b) Optional Redemption Procedure. The payment of cash pursuant to an Optional Redemption shall be payable on the Optional Redemption Date. If any portion of the payment pursuant to an Optional Redemption shall not be paid by the Company by the applicable due date, interest shall accrue thereon at an interest rate equal to the lesser of 18% per annum or the maximum rate permitted by applicable law until such amount is paid in full. Notwithstanding anything herein contained to the contrary, if any portion of the Optional Redemption Amount remains unpaid after such date, the Holder may elect, by written notice to the Company given at any time thereafter, to invalidate such Optional Redemption, ab initio, and, with respect to the Company’s failure to honor the Optional Redemption, the Company shall have no further right to exercise such Optional Redemption. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Section 6, the Company’s determination to redeem in cash shall be applied ratably among the Holders of Notes. The Holder may elect to convert the outstanding principal amount of the Note pursuant to Section 4 prior to actual payment in cash for any redemption under this Section 6 by the delivery of a Notice of Conversion to the Company.

 

 
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c) Mandatory Redemption at Election of Holder. Subject to the provisions of this Section 6, if, at any time while this Note is outstanding, the Company shall carry out a Subsequent Financing, the Holder shall have the right to require the Company to first use up to 30% of the gross proceeds of such Subsequent Financing (such dollar amount, the “Mandatory Redemption Proceeds”) to redeem all or a portion of this Note for an amount in cash equal to the Mandatory Redemption Amount (a “Mandatory Redemption”). The Company shall deliver notice to the Holder of the Subsequent Financing at least five (5) Trading Days prior to the closing of the Subsequent Financing (“Pre-Notice”), which Pre-Notice shall ask such Purchaser if it wants to review the details of such financing (such additional notice, a “Mandatory Redemption Notice” and the date such Mandatory Redemption Notice is deemed delivered hereunder, the “Mandatory Redemption Notice Date”). If the Holder exercises its right herein to require a Mandatory Redemption by delivering written notice to the Company within five (5) Trading Days of the Mandatory Redemption Notice Date (“Mandatory Redemption Exercise Notice”), the Company shall effect the Mandatory Redemption and pay the Mandatory Redemption Amount to the Holder on or prior to the second (2nd) Trading Day following the consummation of the Subsequent Financing (“Mandatory Redemption Date”). The Company’s payment of the Mandatory Redemption Proceeds shall be applied ratably to all of the holders of the then outstanding Notes which exercise the right to require a Mandatory Redemption on the basis of their (or their predecessor’s) initial purchases of Notes pursuant to the Purchase Agreement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, this Section 6 shall not apply with respect to an Exempt Issuance, except that no Variable Rate Transaction shall be an Exempt Issuance.

 

d) Mandatory Redemption Procedure. The payment of cash pursuant to a Mandatory Redemption shall be payable in full on the Mandatory Redemption Date. If any portion of the payment pursuant to a Mandatory Redemption shall not be paid by the Company by the applicable due date, interest shall accrue thereon at an interest rate equal to the lesser of 18% per annum or the maximum rate permitted by applicable law until such amount is paid in full. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Section 6, in addition to, and without limiting any other rights hereunder and under the other Transaction Documents, the Holder may elect, by written notice to the Company at any time following the Mandatory Redemption Notice Date through the date of actual payment in full in cash of the Mandatory Redemption Amount, to rescind such Mandatory Redemption. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Section 6, the Mandatory Redemption Proceeds shall be applied ratably among the Holders of Notes. The Company covenants and agrees that it will honor all Notices of Conversion tendered from the date of delivery of the Mandatory Redemption Exercise Notice through the date all amounts owing thereon are due and paid in full, provided that any such Notice of Conversion shall first apply to any portion of the Note that is not subject to the Mandatory Redemption unless the Notice of Conversion expressly states that it shall apply to a portion of the Note that is subject to the Mandatory Redemption.

 

 
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Section 7. Negative Covenants. As long as any portion of this Note remains outstanding, unless the holders of at least 80% in principal amount of the then outstanding Notes shall have otherwise given prior written consent, the Company shall not, and shall not permit any of the Subsidiaries to, directly or indirectly:

 

a) other than Permitted Indebtedness, enter into, create, incur, assume, guarantee or suffer to exist any indebtedness for borrowed money of any kind, including, but not limited to, a guarantee, on or with respect to any of its property or assets now owned or hereafter acquired or any interest therein or any income or profits therefrom;

 

b) other than Permitted Liens, enter into, create, incur, assume or suffer to exist any Liens of any kind, on or with respect to any of its property or assets now owned or hereafter acquired or any interest therein or any income or profits therefrom;

 

c) amend its charter documents, including, without limitation, its certificate of incorporation and bylaws, in any manner that materially and adversely affects any rights of the Holder;

 

d) repay, repurchase or offer to repay, repurchase or otherwise acquire more than a de minimis number of shares of its Common Stock or Common Stock Equivalents other than as to (i) the Conversion Shares or Warrant Shares as permitted or required under the Transaction Documents and (ii) repurchases of Common Stock or Common Stock Equivalents of departing officers and directors of the Company, provided that such repurchases shall not exceed an aggregate of $100,000 for all officers and directors during the term of this Note;

 

e) repay, repurchase or offer to repay, repurchase or otherwise acquire any Indebtedness, other than the Notes if on a pro-rata basis, other than regularly scheduled principal and interest payments as such terms are in effect as of the Original Issue Date, provided that such payments shall not be permitted if, at such time, or after giving effect to such payment, any Event of Default exist or occur;

 

 
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f) pay cash dividends or distributions on any equity securities of the Company;

 

g) enter into any transaction with any Affiliate of the Company which would be required to be disclosed in any public filing with the Commission, unless such transaction is made on an arm’s-length basis and expressly approved by a majority of the disinterested directors of the Company (even if less than a quorum otherwise required for board approval); or

 

h) enter into any agreement with respect to any of the foregoing.

 

Section 8. Events of Default.

 

a) “Event of Default” means, wherever used herein, any of the following events (whatever the reason for such event and whether such event shall be voluntary or involuntary or effected by operation of law or pursuant to any judgment, decree or order of any court, or any order, rule or regulation of any administrative or governmental body):

 

i. any default in the payment of (A) the principal amount of any Note or (B) interest, liquidated damages and other amounts owing to a Holder on any Note, as and when the same shall become due and payable (whether on a Conversion Date, Optional Redemption Date, Mandatory Redemption Date or the Maturity Date or by acceleration or otherwise) which default, solely in the case of an interest payment or other default under clause (B) above, is not cured within 3 Trading Days;

 

ii. the Company shall fail to observe or perform any other covenant, obligation, or agreement contained in the Notes (other than a breach by the Company of its obligations to deliver shares of Common Stock to the Holder upon conversion, which breach is addressed in clause (xi) below) or in any Transaction Document, which failure is not cured, if possible to cure, within the earlier to occur of (A) 5 Trading Days after notice of such failure sent by the Holder or by any other Holder to the Company and (B) 10 Trading Days after the Company has become or should have become aware of such failure;

 

iii. a default or event of default (subject to any grace or cure period provided in the applicable agreement, document or instrument) shall occur under (A) any of the Transaction Documents or (B) any other material agreement, lease, document or instrument to which the Company or any Subsidiary is obligated (and not covered by clause (vi) below);

 

 
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iv. any representation or warranty made in this Note, any other Transaction Documents, any written statement pursuant hereto or thereto or any other report, financial statement or certificate made or delivered to the Holder or any other Holder shall be untrue or incorrect in any material respect as of the date when made or deemed made;

 

v. the Company or any Significant Subsidiary (as such term is defined in Rule 1-02(w) of Regulation S-X) shall be subject to a Bankruptcy Event;

 

vi. the Company or any Subsidiary shall default on any of its obligations under any mortgage, credit agreement or other facility, indenture agreement, factoring agreement or other instrument under which there may be issued, or by which there may be secured or evidenced, any indebtedness for borrowed money or money due under any long term leasing or factoring arrangement that (a) involves an obligation greater than $150,000, whether such indebtedness now exists or shall hereafter be created, and (b) results in such indebtedness becoming or being declared due and payable prior to the date on which it would otherwise become due and payable;

 

vii. the Common Stock shall not be eligible for listing or quotation for trading on a Trading Market and shall not be eligible to resume listing or quotation for trading thereon within five (5) Trading Days;

 

viii. the Company shall be a party to any Change of Control Transaction or Fundamental Transaction or shall agree to sell or dispose of all or in excess of 33% of its assets in one transaction or a series of related transactions (whether or not such sale would constitute a Change of Control Transaction);

 

ix. the Initial Registration Statement (as defined in the Registration Rights Agreement) shall not have been declared effective by the Commission on or prior to the 90th calendar day after the Closing Date or the Company does not meet the current public information requirements under Rule 144 in respect of the Registrable Securities (as defined under the Registration Rights Agreement);

 

x. if, during the Effectiveness Period (as defined in the Registration Rights Agreement), either (a) the effectiveness of the Registration Statement lapses for any reason or (b) the Holder shall not be permitted to resell Registrable Securities (as defined in the Registration Rights Agreement) under the Registration Statement for a period of more than 20 consecutive Trading Days or 30 non-consecutive Trading Days during any 12 month period; provided, however, that if the Company is negotiating a merger, consolidation, acquisition or sale of all or substantially all of its assets or a similar transaction and, in the written opinion of counsel to the Company, the Registration Statement would be required to be amended to include information concerning such pending transaction(s) or the parties thereto which information is not available or may not be publicly disclosed at the time, the Company shall be permitted an additional 10 consecutive Trading Days during any 12 month period pursuant to this Section 8(a)(x);

 

 
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xi. the Company shall fail for any reason to deliver Conversion Shares to a Holder prior to the fifth Trading Day after a Conversion Date pursuant to Section 4(c) or the Company shall provide at any time notice to the Holder, including by way of public announcement, of the Company’s intention to not honor requests for conversions of any Notes in accordance with the terms hereof;

 

xii. any Person shall breach any agreement delivered to the initial Holders pursuant to Section 2.2 of the Purchase Agreement;

 

xiii. the electronic transfer by the Company of shares of Common Stock through the Depository Trust Company or another established clearing corporation is no longer available or is subject to a “chill”;

 

xiv. any monetary judgment, writ or similar final process shall be entered or filed against the Company, any subsidiary or any of their respective property or other assets for more than $50,000, and such judgment, writ or similar final process shall remain unvacated, unbonded or unstayed for a period of 45 calendar days; or

 

xv. a false or inaccurate certification (including a false or inaccurate deemed certification) by the Company that the Equity Conditions are satisfied or that there has been no Equity Conditions Failure or as to whether any Event of Default has occurred.

 

b) Remedies Upon Event of Default. If any Event of Default occurs, the outstanding principal amount of this Note, plus accrued but unpaid interest, liquidated damages and other amounts owing in respect thereof through the date of acceleration, shall become, at the Holder’s election, immediately due and payable in cash at the Mandatory Default Amount. Commencing five (5) days after the occurrence of any Event of Default that results in the eventual acceleration of this Note, the interest rate on this Note shall accrue at an interest rate equal to the lesser of 18% per annum or the maximum rate permitted under applicable law. Upon the payment in full of the Mandatory Default Amount, the Holder shall promptly surrender this Note to or as directed by the Company. In connection with such acceleration described herein, the Holder need not provide, and the Company hereby waives, any presentment, demand, protest or other notice of any kind, and the Holder may immediately and without expiration of any grace period enforce any and all of its rights and remedies hereunder and all other remedies available to it under applicable law. Such acceleration may be rescinded and annulled by Holder at any time prior to payment hereunder and the Holder shall have all rights as a holder of the Note until such time, if any, as the Holder receives full payment pursuant to this Section 8(b). No such rescission or annulment shall affect any subsequent Event of Default or impair any right consequent thereon. Without limiting the foregoing, during the continuance of an Event of Default, a Holder may convert this Note at a Conversion Price equal to 75% of the lowest VWAP of the Common Stock from the time of the occurrence of an Event of Default until such Event of Default is cured.

 

 
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Section 9. Miscellaneous.

 

a) Notices. Any and all notices or other communications or deliveries to be provided by the Holder hereunder, including, without limitation, any Notice of Conversion, shall be in writing and delivered personally, by facsimile, by email attachment, or sent by a nationally recognized overnight courier service, addressed to the Company, at the address set forth above, or such other facsimile number, email address, or address as the Company may specify for such purposes by notice to the Holder delivered in accordance with this Section 9(a). Any and all notices or other communications or deliveries to be provided by the Company hereunder shall be in writing and delivered personally, by facsimile, by email attachment, or sent by a nationally recognized overnight courier service addressed to each Holder at the facsimile number, email address or address of the Holder appearing on the books of the Company, or if no such facsimile number or email attachment or address appears on the books of the Company, at the principal place of business of such Holder, as set forth in the Purchase Agreement. Any notice or other communication or deliveries hereunder shall be deemed given and effective on the earliest of (i) the date of transmission, if such notice or communication is delivered via facsimile at the facsimile number or email attachment to the email address set forth on the signature pages attached hereto prior to 5:30 p.m. (New York City time) on any date, (ii) the next Trading Day after the date of transmission, if such notice or communication is delivered via facsimile at the facsimile number or email attachment to the email address set forth on the signature pages attached hereto on a day that is not a Trading Day or later than 5:30 p.m. (New York City time) on any Trading Day, (iii) the second Trading Day following the date of mailing, if sent by U.S. nationally recognized overnight courier service or (iv) upon actual receipt by the party to whom such notice is required to be given.

 

b) Absolute Obligation. Except as expressly provided herein, no provision of this Note shall alter or impair the obligation of the Company, which is absolute and unconditional, to pay the principal of, liquidated damages and accrued interest, as applicable, on this Note at the time, place, and rate, and in the coin or currency, herein prescribed. This Note is a direct debt obligation of the Company. This Note ranks pari passu with all other Notes now or hereafter issued under the terms set forth herein.

 

c) Lost or Mutilated Note. If this Note shall be mutilated, lost, stolen or destroyed, the Company shall execute and deliver, in exchange and substitution for and upon cancellation of a mutilated Note, or in lieu of or in substitution for a lost, stolen or destroyed Note, a new Note for the principal amount of this Note so mutilated, lost, stolen or destroyed, but only upon receipt of evidence of such loss, theft or destruction of such Note, and of the ownership hereof, reasonably satisfactory to the Company.

 

 
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d) Governing Law. All questions concerning the construction, validity, enforcement and interpretation of this Note shall be governed by and construed and enforced in accordance with the internal laws of the State of New York, without regard to the principles of conflict of laws thereof. Each party agrees that all legal proceedings concerning the interpretation, enforcement and defense of the transactions contemplated by any of the Transaction Documents (whether brought against a party hereto or its respective Affiliates, directors, officers, shareholders, employees or agents) shall be commenced in the state and federal courts sitting in the City of New York, Borough of Manhattan (the “New York Courts”). Each party hereto hereby irrevocably submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of the New York Courts for the adjudication of any dispute hereunder or in connection herewith or with any transaction contemplated hereby or discussed herein (including with respect to the enforcement of any of the Transaction Documents), and hereby irrevocably waives, and agrees not to assert in any suit, action or proceeding, any claim that it is not personally subject to the jurisdiction of such New York Courts, or such New York Courts are improper or inconvenient venue for such proceeding. Each party hereby irrevocably waives personal service of process and consents to process being served in any such suit, action or proceeding by mailing a copy thereof via registered or certified mail or overnight delivery (with evidence of delivery) to such party at the address in effect for notices to it under this Note and agrees that such service shall constitute good and sufficient service of process and notice thereof. Nothing contained herein shall be deemed to limit in any way any right to serve process in any other manner permitted by applicable law. Each party hereto hereby irrevocably waives, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, any and all right to trial by jury in any legal proceeding arising out of or relating to this Note or the transactions contemplated hereby. If any party shall commence an action or proceeding to enforce any provisions of this Note, then the prevailing party in such action or proceeding shall be reimbursed by the other party for its attorneys fees and other costs and expenses incurred in the investigation, preparation and prosecution of such action or proceeding.

 

e) Waiver. Any waiver by the Company or the Holder of a breach of any provision of this Note shall not operate as or be construed to be a waiver of any other breach of such provision or of any breach of any other provision of this Note. The failure of the Company or the Holder to insist upon strict adherence to any term of this Note on one or more occasions shall not be considered a waiver or deprive that party of the right thereafter to insist upon strict adherence to that term or any other term of this Note on any other occasion. Any waiver by the Company or the Holder must be in writing.

 

f) Severability. If any provision of this Note is invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the balance of this Note shall remain in effect, and if any provision is inapplicable to any Person or circumstance, it shall nevertheless remain applicable to all other Persons and circumstances. If it shall be found that any interest or other amount deemed interest due hereunder violates the applicable law governing usury, the applicable rate of interest due hereunder shall automatically be lowered to equal the maximum rate of interest permitted under applicable law. The Company covenants (to the extent that it may lawfully do so) that it shall not at any time insist upon, plead, or in any manner whatsoever claim or take the benefit or advantage of, any stay, extension or usury law or other law which would prohibit or forgive the Company from paying all or any portion of the principal of or interest on this Note as contemplated herein, wherever enacted, now or at any time hereafter in force, or which may affect the covenants or the performance of this Note, and the Company (to the extent it may lawfully do so) hereby expressly waives all benefits or advantage of any such law, and covenants that it will not, by resort to any such law, hinder, delay or impede the execution of any power herein granted to the Holder, but will suffer and permit the execution of every such as though no such law has been enacted.

 

 
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g) Remedies, Characterizations, Other Obligations, Breaches and Injunctive Relief. The remedies provided in this Note shall be cumulative and in addition to all other remedies available under this Note and any of the other Transaction Documents at law or in equity (including a decree of specific performance and/or other injunctive relief), and nothing herein shall limit the Holder’s right to pursue actual and consequential damages for any failure by the Company to comply with the terms of this Note. The Company covenants to the Holder that there shall be no characterization concerning this instrument other than as expressly provided herein. Amounts set forth or provided for herein with respect to payments, conversion and the like (and the computation thereof) shall be the amounts to be received by the Holder and shall not, except as expressly provided herein, be subject to any other obligation of the Company (or the performance thereof). The Company acknowledges that a breach by it of its obligations hereunder will cause irreparable harm to the Holder and that the remedy at law for any such breach may be inadequate. The Company therefore agrees that, in the event of any such breach or threatened breach, the Holder shall be entitled, in addition to all other available remedies, to an injunction restraining any such breach or any such threatened breach, without the necessity of showing economic loss and without any bond or other security being required. The Company shall provide all information and documentation to the Holder that is requested by the Holder to enable the Holder to confirm the Company’s compliance with the terms and conditions of this Note.

 

h) Next Business Day. Whenever any payment or other obligation hereunder shall be due on a day other than a Business Day, such payment shall be made on the next succeeding Business Day.

 

i) Headings. The headings contained herein are for convenience only, do not constitute a part of this Note and shall not be deemed to limit or affect any of the provisions hereof.

 

j) Secured Obligation. The obligations of the Company under this Note are secured by all assets of the Company and each Subsidiary pursuant to the Security Agreement, dated as of December 20, 2018, between the Company, the Subsidiaries of the Company and the Secured Parties (as defined therein).

  

Section 10. Disclosure. Upon receipt or delivery by the Company of any notice in accordance with the terms of this Note, unless the Company has in good faith determined that the matters relating to such notice do not constitute material, nonpublic information relating to the Company or its Subsidiaries, the Company shall within two (2) Business Days after such receipt or delivery publicly disclose such material, nonpublic information on a Current Report on Form 8-K or otherwise. In the event that the Company believes that a notice contains material, non-public information relating to the Company or its Subsidiaries, the Company so shall indicate to the Holder contemporaneously with delivery of such notice, and in the absence of any such indication, the Holder shall be allowed to presume that all matters relating to such notice do not constitute material, nonpublic information relating to the Company or its Subsidiaries.

 

*********************

 

(Signature Pages Follow)

 

 
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Company has caused this Note to be duly executed by a duly authorized officer as of the date first above indicated.

 

SHIFTPIXY, INC.

 

 

By:______________________________________

   Name:

   Title:

Facsimile No. for delivery of Notices: _____________

 

 
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ANNEX A

 

NOTICE OF CONVERSION

 

The undersigned hereby elects to convert principal under the 8% Secured Convertible Note due December 31, 2019, of ShiftPixy, Inc., a Wyoming corporation (the “Company”), into shares of common stock (the “Common Stock”), of the Company according to the conditions hereof, as of the date written below. If shares of Common Stock are to be issued in the name of a person other than the undersigned, the undersigned will pay all transfer taxes payable with respect thereto and is delivering herewith such certificates and opinions as reasonably requested by the Company in accordance therewith. No fee will be charged to the holder for any conversion, except for such transfer taxes, if any.

 

By the delivery of this Notice of Conversion the undersigned represents and warrants to the Company that its ownership of the Common Stock does not exceed the amounts specified under Section 4 of this Note, as determined in accordance with Section 13(d) of the Exchange Act.

 

The undersigned agrees to comply with the prospectus delivery requirements under the applicable securities laws in connection with any transfer of the aforesaid shares of Common Stock.

 

Conversion calculations:

Date to Effect Conversion:

 

Principal Amount of Note to be Converted:

 

Payment of Interest in Common Stock __ yes __ no

If yes, $_____ of Interest Accrued on Account of Conversion at Issue.

 

Number of shares of Common Stock to be issued:

 

Signature:

 

Name:

 

Address for Delivery of Common Stock Certificates:

 

Or

 

DWAC Instructions:

 

Broker No: _____________

Account No: ___________

 

 
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Schedule 1

 

CONVERSION SCHEDULE

 

The 8% SENIOR SECURED Convertible Notes due on December 31, 2019 in the aggregate principal amount of $____________ are issued by ShiftPixy, Inc., a Wyoming corporation. This Conversion Schedule reflects conversions made under Section 4 of the above referenced Note.

 

Dated:

 

Date of Conversion

(or for first entry, Original Issue Date)

Amount of Conversion

Aggregate Principal Amount Remaining Subsequent to Conversion

(or original Principal Amount)

Company Attest

 

 

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pixy_ex101.htm

EXHIBIT 10.1

 

EXECUTION VERSION

 

Limited Settlement Agreement

 

This Limited Settlement Agreement and Mutual Release (the “Settlement Agreement”), dated as of the 20h day of December, 2018, is made by, between and among _______________ (“Investor”) and ShiftPixy, Inc. (“PIXY” or the “Company”) (collectively, the “Parties”). All capitalized terms not defined herein shall have their respective meanings in the Transaction Documents, as defined in that certain Securities Purchase Agreement (the “SPA”), dated as of June 4, 2018.

 

WHEREAS, in connection with a financing transaction (the “Transaction”), the Parties entered into, among other instruments, that certain Registration Rights Agreement (the “RRA”), the SPA, and 8% senior secured convertible note, due September 4, 2019 (the “Note”) on or about June 4, 2018; and

 

WHEREAS, the RRA required the Company to file the registration statement to cover Registrable Securities as defined in the RRA within 30 days of June 4, 2018, and to have such registration statement be declared effective within 90 days of June 4, 2018, or 120 days of June 4, 2018 in the case of a full review; and

 

WHEREAS, Investor has claimed, despite defenses asserted by the Company, that the Company did not fulfill its obligations under the RRA (collectively, the “Defaults”) and that Investor is accordingly entitled to damages and other rights under the Transaction documents;

 

WHEREAS, the RRA provided for liquidated damages for the Defaults, and the Note provide for mandatory default damages, calculated as “(Principal + Interest + Costs + Expenses + Liquidated Damages) x 130%” for events of default, such as the Defaults for which damages, if payable to all investors in the Transaction, have been determined by the Parties to amount to approximately $3.5 million; and

 

WHEREAS, in order to avoid further dispute and expense, CVI Investments, Inc. and the Company desire to settle and compromise all known claims and rights that they have asserted or could have asserted against one another in connection with the Defaults through the date of this Settlement Agreement, without the admission or acknowledgment of liability or wrongdoing, and each wishes to release the others from liability between and among them as of the date of this Settlement Agreement only with respect to the Defaults, subject only to the terms hereto.

 

NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the promises, mutual covenants and obligations of this Settlement Agreement, and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, the Parties hereby agree as follows:

 

 
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EXECUTION VERSION

 

1. Settlement of Investor’s Claims.

 

In full and complete satisfaction of all claims that Investor made or could have made against the Company arising in connection with the Defaults, the Company shall, contemporaneous with the execution of this Settlement Agreement by all parties thereto:

 

i. Within one (1) Trading Day, deliver to Investor or its designee(s) a new note in the Principal Amount equal to $222,222.22.

 

ii. Pay the additional sum of $2,500 to Investor to cover Investor’s legal fees and expenses in connection with this claim and settlement, said fee to be paid once in respect of each and any investor that may execute this Settlement Agreement up to a maximum of $10,000 for all investors in the aggregate.

 

iii. Within five (5) Trading Days of the date of this Settlement Agreement, file a registration statement on Form S-3 to register the shares underlying the new Note for resale on terms consistent with the RRA. In the event that Shares are not registered on an effective registration statement by the 90th day from the date of this Agreement, the Company must, within one (1) business day thereafter, pay to the Investor $50,000 in liquidated damages.

 

iv. No later than 9:30AM New York time on the Trading Day after the execution of this Settlement Agreement, file a current report on Form 8-K describing in reasonable detail the settlement terms.

 

2. Method of Payment.

 

All payments under Paragraph 1 above shall be paid either by wire transfer of immediately available federal funds to Investor and its counsel, for which wiring instructions have been provided and are annexed hereto as Exhibit A.

 

3. Mutual Releases.

 

Simultaneously with the execution of this Settlement Agreement and the delivery of the cash and Notes as required by paragraph 1 herein, Investor shall execute and deliver to its counsel a Release in the form annexed hereto as Exhibit D, and the Company shall execute and deliver to its counsel a Release in the form annexed hereto as Exhibit E. The Mutual Releases shall be held by the Parties’ counsel in escrow pending the Company’s filing of its Registration Statement, and upon such filing, counsel shall deliver the releases to the released Parties.

 

4. No Liability.

 

The Parties agree that this Settlement Agreement constitutes the compromise of disputed claims and that this Settlement Agreement is not and should not be considered or construed as an admission of any liability or wrongdoing on the part of any Party to this Settlement Agreement.

 

 
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EXECUTION VERSION

 

5. Non-Publication.

 

The Parties agree not to publicize or discuss any information regarding the allegations concerning claims released by this Agreement, the terms of this agreement or any negotiation leading to it, except with their attorneys, accountants or tax advisors. In response to inquiries from individuals other than those identified herein, the Parties agree to limit responses to a statement that they have resolved all of their disputes or differences with each other. Nothing in this Agreement shall prohibit or restrict any Party from: (i) making any disclosure of information required or expressly protected by law, including providing truthful testimony if required to do so by court order or legal process; (ii) cooperating, participating or assisting in any investigation or proceeding brought by any federal, state or local regulatory or law enforcement agency or legislative body; or (iii) making any regulatory filing that may be reasonably required, including that filing referenced in Section 1(iv) above.

 

6. Successors and Assigns.

 

This Settlement Agreement shall be binding upon, and inure to the benefit of, the Parties’ successors and assigns, including any entity in which any Party merges, consolidates or reorganizes.

 

7. Governing Law.

 

The interpretation and enforcement of this Settlement Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York without regard to its conflict of law rules.

 

8. Forum Selection.

 

The Parties consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the State and Federal Courts located in the State and City of New York, for any dispute arising out of this Settlement Agreement.

 

9. Suits for Enforcement and Remedies.

 

a. In any action to enforce the terms of this Settlement Agreement, no right or remedy herein is intended to be exclusive of any other right or remedy.

 

b. In any such action, the prevailing party shall be entitled to its reasonable attorney’s fees from the opposing party.

 

c. No forbearance, indulgence, delay or failure to exercise any right or remedy herein shall operate as a waiver, nor as acquiescence in any default, nor shall any single or partial exercise of such right or remedy or the exercise of any other right or remedy operate as a waiver.

 

10. Notices.

 

All notices or other communications to be sent to the Parties shall be addressed and sent by Federal Express overnight (such notices deemed served upon mailing) to the following addresses and by E-mail, unless the Parties hereto are notified in writing of a different address:

 

 
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EXECUTION VERSION

 

 

If to Investor:

 

 

 

 

 

with a copy to:

David Danovitch - ded@robinsonbrog.com

Robinson Brog Leinwand Greene Genovese & Gluck P.C.

875 Third Avenue, 9th Floor

New York, New York 10022

 

 

 

 

If to ShiftPixy:

1 Venture Suite 150, Irvine, CA 92618

 

 

 

 

With a copy to:

Mark Absher – mark.absher@shiftpixy.com

c/o ShiftPixy

1 Venture Suite 150, Irvine, CA 92618

  

11. Entire Agreement and Amendment.

 

This Settlement Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the Parties concerning the subject matter hereof. All negotiations between the Parties are merged into this Settlement Agreement and there are no representations, warranties, covenants, understandings, agreements, oral or otherwise, in relation thereto between the Parties other than those incorporated herein and to be delivered hereunder. This Settlement Agreement may not be changed, modified or altered except by an agreement in writing, signed by the party against whom enforcement of any change, modification or alteration is sought.

 

12. Representations and Warranties.

 

a. The Parties hereby represent and warrant that: (a) they have read the terms of this Settlement Agreement and the Releases; (b) they have been represented by counsel in connection with the review and execution of this Settlement Agreement; (c) they fully understand the terms of this Settlement Agreement; (d) they have been given sufficient time to consider whether to sign this Settlement Agreement; (e) no promises, statements or inducements have been made other than those expressly stated herein. The Parties affirmatively represent that this Settlement Agreement is fair and executed freely.

 

b. The signatories executing this Settlement Agreement on behalf of any business entity Party represent, warrant and acknowledge that they are authorized to execute this Settlement Agreement by the entities on behalf of whom they sign and that doing so does not violate any agreement and/or covenant to which they or their business entity Party is a party.

 

c. The Parties hereby represent to each other that they have not heretofore assigned, transferred, pledged or hypothecated, or agreed or purported to assign, transfer, pledge or hypothecate, to any entity or individual, any of the claims that were made or that could have been made based on the subject matter of this settlement.

 

 
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EXECUTION VERSION

 

13. No Amendment, Novation or Waiver.

 

Nothing contained herein and no actions taken pursuant to the terms hereof are intended to constitute an amendment, waiver, or novation of the Note, the SPA, or any of the documents collateral thereto and shall not constitute a release, termination or waiver of any of the liens, security interests, rights or remedies granted to the Purchaser in the Transaction Documents, which liens, security interests, rights or remedies are hereby ratified, confirmed, extended and continued.

 

14. Severability.

 

The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision or covenant of this Settlement Agreement shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision or covenant hereof, and any such invalid provision or covenant shall be deemed to be severable.

 

15. No Construction Against Drafter.

 

This Settlement Agreement shall be construed without regard to the Party or Parties responsible for the preparation of same and shall be deemed as prepared jointly by the Parties. Any ambiguity or uncertainty existing herein shall not be interpreted or construed against any Party.

 

16. Further Assurances.

 

The Parties agree to execute and deliver such further instruments, and to take such further actions, as may be reasonably necessary or proper to effectuate and carry the purposes of this Settlement Agreement.

 

17. Taxes

 

All Parties shall be responsible for payment of their own taxes in connection with monies paid or received in connection with this Settlement Agreement.

 

18. Headings; Recitals.

 

The section headings contained in this Settlement Agreement are for the convenience of reference only and shall not affect the construction of any provision of this Settlement Agreement. Furthermore, the recitals at the beginning of this Settlement Agreement are for explanatory purposes only and are expressly excluded from and not made a part of this Settlement Agreement.

 

19. Counterparts.

 

This Settlement Agreement may be executed in counterparts, facsimile and/or PDF copies shall be deemed to be originals, and counterparts together constitute one and the same instrument.

 

 
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EXECUTION VERSION

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have duly executed this Settlement Agreement as of the date and year first above written.

 

 

SHIFTPIXY, INC.

 

Investor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

 

 

By:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Its:

 

 

Its:

 

 

 

 

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