EX-10.16 4 f10k2019ex10-16_americanbriv.htm FORM OF SECURITIES PURCHASE AGREEMENT ENTERED INTO BY AND BETWEEN THE COMPANY AND NON-U.S. INVESTORS
SECURITIES PURCHASE AGREEMENT
This Regulation S Securities Purchase Agreement (the “Agreement”), is dated as of May [ ], 2020 (the “Effective Date”) between American BriVision (Holding) Corp., a Nevada corporation having principal offices at 44370 Old Warm Springs Blvd., Fremont, CA 94538 (the “Company”), and the individual purchaser identified on the signature page hereto (the “Purchaser”).
Whereas, the Company intends to sell and offer (“Offering”) certain shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.001 per share (“Common Stock”) and warrant to purchase certain shares of Common Stock, in reliance on an exemption provided by Regulation S of Securities Act of 1933, as amended (“Securities Act”) to the Purchasers listed in Exhibit B, who severally but not jointly enters into this Agreement and makes representations and warranties hereunder;
Whereas, as of the date of this Agreement, the Company’s Common Stock is quoted on the OTCQB market, trading symbol “ABVC”;
Whereas, the Purchaser wishes to purchase from the Company certain amount of the Company’s common stock as set forth on the signature page herein pursuant to the terms and conditions of this Agreement;
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual terms, conditions and other agreements set forth herein and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, and intending to be legally bound hereby, the parties hereto hereby agree to the sale and purchase of the Notes as set forth herein.
PURCHASE, SALE AND TERMS OF SHARES
1.1 The Shares. The Company agrees to issue and sell to the Purchaser in an offshore transaction negotiated outside the U.S. and to be consummated and closed outside the U.S., in consideration of and in express reliance upon the representations, warranties, covenants, terms and conditions of this Agreement, and (i) such number of shares of the Common Stock as set forth on the signature page herein, (the “Shares”) and (ii) a warrant to purchase such number of shares of Common stock as set forth on the signature page herein, (the “Warrant”), for an aggregate subscription amount (the “Subscription Amount”) equal to the product of (x) number of the Shares and (y) the price of $2.25per share. The Purchaser understands and agrees that the Company in its sole discretion reserves the right to accept or reject this subscription for the Shares, in whole or in part, prior to receipt by the Company of the Subscription Amount, or any applicable portion thereof, as set forth in Article II hereafter.
1.2 Payment of Subscription Amount; Closing. The closing of the transactions contemplated hereby shall take place on a rolling close basis (each, a “Closing”, such date of Closing, the “Closing Date”). The Company reserves the right, in its discretion, to reject any subscription, in whole or in part, for any reason or to waive conditions to the purchase of the Common Stock. The net proceeds of such Subscription Amount will be returned to any Purchaser in the event that the Company does not accept the Purchaser’s purchase. The offering period and final closing date will be no later than 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, on [ ], 2020 (unless otherwise extended for an additional 30 days at the Company’s sole discretion) (“Final Closing Date”), or at such other location, date and time, as may be determined by the Company, or by facsimile or other electronic means (such closing being called the “Final Closing”). Within three (3) business days of the applicable Closing Date or the Final Closing Date, the Purchaser hereby agrees to pay the Subscription Amount by wire transfer to the Company per the Company’s wiring instruction. The Company will, within a reasonable period of time upon receipt of the Subscription Amount, cause the shareholder registration maintained by the Company’s transfer agent updated to reflect the Purchaser’s ownership of the Shares, or have the Share certificates to be delivered to the Purchaser per the Purchaser’s request, and deliver the Warrant to the Purchaser. The closing prices of the Common Stock refer to the prices published by Bloomberg L.P.
REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF THE PURCHASER
2.1. Representations by the Purchaser. The Purchaser makes the following representations and warranties to the Company:
(a) Access to Information. The Purchaser, in making the decision to purchase the Shares, has relied solely upon independent investigations made by it and/or its representatives, if any. The Purchaser and/or its representatives during the course of this transaction, and prior to the purchase of any Shares, has had the opportunity to ask questions of and receive answers from the management of the Company concerning the terms and conditions of the offering of the Shares and to receive any additional information, documents, records and books relative to its business, assets, financial condition, results of operations and liabilities (contingent or otherwise) of the Company. The Purchaser acknowledges that it understands that the Company publishes periodic reports under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 on the website of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), which can be accessed at www.sec.gov. Such Purchaser has read the Company’s periodic reports available online and acknowledges that such information is sufficient for the Purchaser to evaluate the risks of investing in the Shares. The Purchaser is not relying on any disclosures concerning the Company made by the Company or any officer, employee or agent of the Company, other than those contained in the public reports filed by the Company with the SEC.
(b) Sophistication and Knowledge. The Purchaser and/or with its representative(s) has such knowledge and experience in financial and business matters that it can represent itself and is capable of evaluating the merits and risks of the purchase of the Shares. The Purchaser is not relying on the Company with respect to the tax and other economic considerations of an investment in the Shares, and the Purchaser has relied on the advice of, or has consulted with, only the Purchaser’s own advisor(s).
(c) Lack of Liquidity. The Purchaser acknowledges that the purchase of the Shares involves a high degree of risk and further acknowledges that it can bear the economic risk of the purchase of the Shares, including the total loss of its investment. The Purchaser has no present need for liquidity in connection with its purchase of the Shares.
(d) No Public Solicitation. The Purchaser is not subscribing for the Shares as a result of or subsequent to any advertisement, article, notice or other communication published in any newspaper, magazine or similar media or broadcast over television or radio, or presented at any seminar or meeting, or any solicitation of a subscription by a person not previously known to the Purchaser in connection with investments in securities generally. With respect to this offering of the Company’s Common Stock, neither the Company nor the Purchaser has engaged in any “Directed Selling Efforts in the U.S.”, as defined in Regulation S promulgated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”).
(e) Authority. The Purchaser has the full right and power to enter into and perform pursuant to this Agreement and to make an investment in the Company, and this Agreement constitutes the Purchaser’s valid and legally binding obligation, enforceable in accordance with its terms. The Purchaser is authorized and otherwise duly qualified to purchase and hold the Shares and to enter into this Agreement.
(f) Regulation S Exemption. The Purchaser understands that the Shares are being offered and sold to it in reliance on an exemption from the registration requirements of the United States federal and state securities laws under Regulation S promulgated under the Securities Act and that the Company is relying upon the truth and accuracy of the representations, warranties, agreements, acknowledgments and understandings of the Purchaser set forth herein in order to determine the applicability of such exemptions and the suitability of the Purchaser to acquire the Shares. In this regard, the Purchaser represents, warrants and agrees that:
(1) No Purchaser is a U.S. Person (as defined below). Status of Purchaser. The Purchaser is a “non-US person” as defined in Regulation S. The Purchaser further makes the representations and warranties to the Company set forth on Exhibit A. Such Purchaser is not required to be registered as a broker-dealer under Section 15 of the Exchange Act and such Purchaser is not a broker-dealer, nor an affiliate of a broker-dealer.
(2) At the time of the origination of contact concerning this Agreement and the date of the execution and delivery of this Agreement, the Purchaser was outside of the United States.
(3) The Purchaser will not, during the period commencing on the date of issuance of the Shares and ending on the end of the sixth month of such date, or such shorter period as may be permitted by Regulation S or other applicable securities law (“Restricted Period”), offer, sell, pledge or otherwise transfer the Shares in the United States, or to a U.S. Person for the account or benefit of a U.S. Person, or otherwise in a manner that is not in compliance with Regulation S.
(4) The Purchaser will, after expiration of the Restricted Period, offer, sell, pledge or otherwise transfer the Shares only pursuant to registration under the Securities Act or an available exemption therefrom and, in accordance with all applicable state and foreign securities laws.
(5) The Purchaser has not in the United States, engaged in, and prior to the expiration of the Restricted Period will not engage in, any short selling of or any hedging transaction with respect to the Shares, including without limitation, any put, call or other option transaction, option writing or equity swap.
(6) Neither the Purchaser nor any person acting on the Purchaser’s behalf has engaged, nor will engage, in any directed selling efforts to U.S. Persons with respect to the Shares and the Purchaser and any person acting on its behalf have complied and will comply with the “offering restrictions” requirements of Regulation S under the Securities Act.
(7) The transactions contemplated by this Agreement have not been pre-arranged with a buyer located in the United States or with a U.S. Person, and are not part of a plan or scheme to evade the registration requirements of the Securities Act.
(8) Neither any Purchaser nor any person acting on the Purchaser’s behalf has undertaken or carried out any activity for the purpose of, or that could reasonably be expected to have the effect of, conditioning the market in the United States, its territories or possessions, for any of the Shares. The Purchaser agrees not to cause any advertisement of the Shares to be published in any newspaper or periodical or posted in any public place and not to issue any circular relating to the Shares, except such advertisements that include the statements required by Regulation S under the Securities Act, and only offshore and not in the U.S. or its territories, and only in compliance with any local applicable securities laws.
(9) Each certificate representing the Shares shall be endorsed with the following legends:
“THE SHARES ARE BEING OFFERED TO INVESTORS WHO ARE NOT U.S. PERSONS (AS DEFINED IN REGULATION S UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED (“THE SECURITIES ACT”)) AND WITHOUT REGISTRATION WITH THE UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT IN RELIANCE UPON REGULATION S PROMULGATED UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT. “
“TRANSFER OF THESE SHARES IS PROHIBITED, EXCEPT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF REGULATION S, PURSUANT TO REGISTRATION UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT, OR PURSUANT TO AVAILABLE EXEMPTION FROM REGISTRATION. HEDGING TRANSACTIONS MAY NOT BE CONDUCTED UNLESS IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE SECURITIES ACT.”
as well as any other legend required to be placed thereon by applicable federal or state securities laws.
(10) The Purchaser consents to the Company making a notation on its records or giving instructions to any transfer agent of the Company in order to implement the restrictions on transfer of the Shares.
(13) The Purchaser acquires the Shares solely for its own account for the purpose of investment and not with a view to or for sale in connection with a distribution to anyone. The Purchaser has no present plan or intention to sell the Shares in the United States or to a U.S. person at any predetermined time, has made no predetermined arrangements to sell the Shares and is not acting as a distributor of such securities.
(g) Restricted Securities.
(1) The Purchaser understands that the Shares have not been, and will not be, registered under the Securities Act, by reason of a specific exemption from the registration provisions of the Securities Act which depends upon, among other things, the bona fide nature of the investment intent and the accuracy of the Purchaser’s representations as expressed herein. The Purchaser understands that the Shares are “restricted securities” under applicable U.S. federal and state securities laws and that, pursuant to these laws, the Purchaser must hold the Shares indefinitely unless they are registered with the SEC and qualified by state authorities, or an exemption from such registration and qualification requirements is available. The Purchaser acknowledges that the Company has no obligation to register or qualify the Shares for resale. The Purchaser further acknowledges that if an exemption from registration or qualification is available, it may be conditioned on various requirements including, but not limited to, the time and manner of sale, the holding period for the Shares, and on requirements relating to the Company which are outside of the Purchaser’s control, and which the Company is under no obligation and may not be able to satisfy. The Purchaser understands that this offering is not intended to be part of the public offering, and that the Purchaser will not be able to rely on the protection of Section 11 of the Securities Act.
(2) Such Purchaser understands that the Shares must be held indefinitely unless such Shares are registered under the Securities Act or an exemption from registration is available. Such Purchaser acknowledges that such Purchaser is familiar with Rule 144 and Rule 144A, of the rules and regulations of the Commission, as amended, promulgated pursuant to the Securities Act (“Rule 144”), and that such person has been advised that Rule 144 and Rule 144A, as applicable, permits resales only under certain circumstances. Such Purchaser understands that to the extent that Rule 144 or Rule 144A is not available, such Purchaser will be unable to sell any Shares without either registration under the Securities Act or the existence of another exemption from such registration requirement.
(3) The Purchaser understands that no United States federal or state agency or any other government or governmental agency has passed upon or made any recommendation or endorsement of the Shares.
(h) Accredited Investor. Such Purchaser is an accredited investor as defined in Rule 501(a) of Regulation D, as amended, under the Securities Act (“Regulation D”).
REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF THE COMPANY
The Company represents and warrants as follows:
3.1 Organization and Standing of the Company. The Company is a duly organized and validly existing corporation in good standing under the laws of the State of Nevada and has all requisite corporate power and authority for the ownership and operation of its properties and for the carrying on of its business as now conducted and as now proposed to be conducted and to execute and deliver this Agreement and other instruments, agreements and documents contemplated herein (together with this Agreement, the “Transaction Documents”), to issue, sell and deliver the Shares and to perform its other obligations pursuant hereto. The Company is duly licensed or qualified and in good standing as a foreign corporation authorized to do business in all jurisdictions wherein the character of the property owned or leased or the nature of the activities conducted by it makes such licensing or qualification necessary, except where the failure to be so licensed or qualified would not have a material adverse effect on the business, operations or financial condition of the Company.
3.2 Corporate Action. The Transaction Documents have been duly authorized, executed and delivered by the Company and constitute the legal, valid and binding obligations of the Company, enforceable against the Company in accordance with their respective terms. The Shares have been duly authorized. The issuance, sale and delivery of the Shares have been duly authorized by all required corporate action on the part of the Company. The Shares, when issued and paid for in accordance with the Transaction Documents, will be validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable, and will be free and clear of all liens, charges, restrictions, claims and encumbrances imposed by or through the Company, except as expressly set forth in the Transaction Documents.
3.3 Governmental Approvals. No authorization, consent, approval, license, exemption of or filing or registration with any court or governmental department, commission, board, bureau, agency or instrumentality, domestic or foreign, is or will be necessary for, or in connection with, the execution and delivery by the Company of this Agreement, for the offer, issue, sale, execution or delivery of the Shares, or for the performance by the Company of its obligations under the Transaction Documents except for any filings required by applicable securities laws.
3.5 Compliance with Other Instruments. The Company is in compliance in all material respects with its Certificate of Incorporation and Bylaws, each as amended and/or restated to date. The Company is in compliance in all material respects with all judgments, decrees, governmental orders, laws, statutes, rules or regulations by which it is bound or to which it or any of its properties or assets are subject. Neither the execution and delivery of the Transaction Documents nor the issuance of the Shares, nor the consummation or performance of any transaction contemplated hereby or thereby, has constituted or resulted in or will constitute or result in a default or violation of, create a conflict with, trigger any “change of control” or other right of any person under, or require any consent, waiver, release or approval under or with respect to, any term or provision of any of the foregoing documents, instruments, judgments, agreements, decrees, orders, statutes, rules and regulations.
3.6 Disclosure. There is no fact within the knowledge of the Company or any of its executive officers which has not been disclosed herein or in writing by the Company to the Purchaser and which materially adversely affects, or in the future in their opinion may, insofar as they can now foresee, materially adversely affect the business, operations, properties, Intellectual Property Rights, assets or condition, financial or other, of the Company. Without limiting the foregoing, the Company has no knowledge that there exists, or there is pending or planned, any patent, invention, device, application or principle or any statute, rule, law, regulation, standard or code which would materially adversely affect the business, operations, Intellectual Property Rights, affairs or financial condition of the Company.
3.7 Brokers or Finders. No person has or will have, as a result of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement, any right, interest or valid claim against or upon the Purchaser for any commission, fee or other compensation as a finder or broker because of any act or omission by the Company or its respective agents.
3.8 Resale Restrictions. The parties hereby acknowledge and agree that the Company shall be required, as a term of this contract, to refuse to register any transfer of the Shares not made in accordance with the provisions of Regulation S, or pursuant to a registration statement, or another exemption from registration, under the Securities Act.
3.9 Rule 155(c) Representation. The Company hereby acknowledges that no securities were sold in the offering sought to be registered by the Company’s registration statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-228387) originally filed with SEC on November 14, 2018, together with all exhibits and amendments thereto (the “Registered Statement”). The Company voluntarily withdrew the Registration Statement on February 24, 2020, the effective date of the withdrawal. Neither the Company nor any person acting on the Company’s behalf engaged in any effort to sell equity securities of the Company within the thirty (30) calendar day period immediately following the effective date of the withdrawal of the Registered Statement. The SEC reports filed by the Company disclosed all changes in the Company’s business or financial condition that occurred after the Company filed the Registration Statement that are material to the Purchaser’s investment decision in the private placement. Accordingly, the Company is entitled to the protection of Rule 155(c) under the Securities Act.
4.1 Waiver; Cumulative Remedies. No failure or delay on the part of any party to this Agreement in exercising any right, power or remedy hereunder shall operate as a waiver thereof; nor shall any single or partial exercise of any such right, power or remedy preclude any other or further exercise thereof or the exercise of any other right, power or remedy hereunder. The remedies herein provided are cumulative and not exclusive of any remedies provided by law.
4.2 Amendments; Waivers and Consents. Any provision in the Agreement to the contrary notwithstanding, and except as hereinafter provided, changes in, termination or amendments of or additions to this Agreement may be made, and compliance with any covenant or provision set forth herein may be omitted or waived, if either Party shall obtain consent thereto in writing from the other Party. Any waiver or consent may be given subject to satisfaction of conditions stated therein and any waiver or consent shall be effective only in the specific instance and for the specific purpose for which given.
4.3 Addresses for Notices. Any notice or other communication required or permitted to be given hereunder shall be in writing and shall be mailed by certified mail, return receipt requested, or delivered against receipt to Company and/or to the Purchaser. Any notice or other communication given by certified mail shall be deemed given at the time of certification thereof, except for a notice changing a party’s address which shall be deemed given at the time of receipt thereof.
4.4 Costs; Expenses and Taxes. Each party shall be responsible for its expenses and fees incurred in connection with the negotiation, drafting and completion of the Transaction Documents and all related matters, including without limitation the legal fees. The Company shall pay any and all stamp, or other similar taxes payable or determined to be payable in connection with the execution and delivery of this Agreement, the issuance of any securities and the other instruments and documents to be delivered hereunder or thereunder.
4.5 Effectiveness; Binding Effect; Assignment. This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the Company, the Purchaser and the respective successors and assigns. This Agreement shall become effective on the Effective Date as defined in the Recital.
4.6 Survival of Representations and Warranties. All representations and warranties made in the Transaction Documents, with respect to the Shares, or any other instrument or document delivered in connection herewith or therewith, shall survive the execution and delivery hereof or thereof.
4.7 Prior Agreements. The Transaction Documents executed and delivered in connection herewith constitute the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter set forth herein and supersede any prior understandings or agreements concerning the subject matter hereof.
4.8 Severability. The provisions of the Transaction Documents are severable and, in the event that any court of competent jurisdiction shall determine that any one or more of the provisions or part of a provision contained therein shall, for any reason, be held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any respect, such invalidity, illegality or unenforceability shall not affect any other provision or part of a provision of such Transaction Document and the terms of the Shares shall be reformed and construed as if such invalid or illegal or unenforceable provision, or part of a provision, had never been contained herein, and such provisions or part reformed so that it would be valid, legal and enforceable to the maximum extent possible.
4.9 Governing Law; Jurisdiction.
(a) This Agreement shall be enforced, governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York without giving effect to the choice of laws or conflict of laws provisions. Any suit, action or proceeding pertaining to this Agreement or any transaction relating hereto shall be brought in the State of New York and the County of New York and the undersigned hereby irrevocably consents and submits to the jurisdiction of such courts for the purpose of any such suit, action, or proceeding.
(b) The Purchaser hereby waives, and agrees not to assert against the Company, or any successor assignee thereof, by way of motion, as a defense, or otherwise, in any such suit, action or proceeding, (i) any claim that the Purchaser is not personally subject to the jurisdiction of the above-named courts, and (ii) to the extent permitted by applicable law, any claim that such suit, action or proceeding is brought in an inconvenient forum or that the venue of any such suit, action or proceeding is improper or that this Agreement may not be enforced in or by such courts.
4.10 Headings. Article, section and subsection headings in this Agreement are included herein for convenience of reference only and shall not constitute a part of this Agreement for any other purposes.
4.11 Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in any number of counterparts, all of which taken together shall constitute one and the same instrument, and any of the parties hereto may execute this Agreement by signing any such counterpart.
4.12 Further Assurances. From and after the date of this Agreement, upon the request of the Purchaser or the Company, the Company and the Purchaser shall execute and deliver such instruments, documents and other writings as may be reasonably necessary or desirable to confirm and carry out and to effectuate fully the intent and purposes of the Transaction Documents.
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[Signature Page to Securities Purchase Agreement for American BriVision (Holding) Corporation]
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Agreement to be executed as of the date first above written.
| ||AMERICAN BRIVISION (HOLDING) CORPORATION|
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| ||Name: ||Chihliang An|
| ||Title: ||Chief Financial Officer|
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Subscription Amount: US$____________
Warrant Shares: __________________
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|☐||Check Method of Payment: |
|☐||Please wire $ from my account held at: |
To the following instructions:
Account holder name: American BriVision Corporation
Address: 44370 Old Warm Springs Blvd., Fremont, CA 94539
Account number: 325098740235
Bank Name: Bank of America
Bank Address: 46786 Mission Blvd, Fremont, CA 94539
SWIFT codes: BOFAUS6S- for incoming foreign wires in foreign currency
BOFAUS3N- for incoming foreign wires in U.S. dollars
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|☐||Stock Certificate Delivery Instructions: |
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|☐||DRS Electronic Book Entry Delivery Instructions: |
Name in which Shares should be issued:
Telephone No.: ___________________
EXHIBIT A TO
THE SECURITIES PURCHASE AGREEMENT
NON U.S. PERSON REPRESENTATIONS
The Purchaser indicating that it is not a U.S. person, severally and not jointly, further represents and warrants to the Company as follows:
|1.||At the time of (a) the offer by the Company and (b) the acceptance of the offer by such person or entity, of the Shares, such person or entity was outside the United States.|
在(a) 公司提出股票的要约时，及 (b) 此人或企业接受要约时，此人或企业在美国境外。
|2.||Such person or entity is acquiring the Shares for such Shareholder’s own account, for investment and not for distribution or resale to others and is not purchasing the Shares for the account or benefit of any U.S. person, or with a view towards distribution to any U.S. person, in violation of the registration requirements of the Securities Act.|
|3.||Such person or entity will make all subsequent offers and sales of the Shares either (x) outside of the United States in compliance with Regulation S; (y) pursuant to a registration under the Securities Act; or (z) pursuant to an available exemption from registration under the Securities Act. Specifically, such person or entity will not resell the Shares to any U.S. person or within the United States prior to the expiration of a period commencing on the Closing Date and ending on the date that is one year thereafter (the “Distribution Compliance Period”), except pursuant to registration under the Securities Act or an exemption from registration under the Securities Act.|
此人或企业购买和出售股票元会(x)根据规则S在美国境外进行；(y) 根据证券法下的登记注册书；或(z) 根据证券法可以适用豁免。特别是，从交割结算日开始后一年内（”分销特定期限”），此人或企业不得向任何美国个体出售或在美国境内出售，除非是根据证券法下的登记注册申请书或登记豁免进行出售。
|4.||Such person or entity has no present plan or intention to sell the Shares in the United States or to a U.S. person at any predetermined time, has made no predetermined arrangements to sell the Shares and is not acting as a Distributor of such securities.|
|5.||Neither such person or entity, its Affiliates nor any Person acting on behalf of such person or entity, has entered into, has the intention of entering into, or will enter into any put option, short position or other similar instrument or position in the U.S. with respect to the Shares at any time after the Closing Date through the Distribution Compliance Period except in compliance with the Securities Act.|
|6.||Such person or entity consents to the placement of a legend on any certificate or other document evidencing the Shares substantially in the form set forth in Section 5.1.|
|7.||Such person or entity is not acquiring the Shares in a transaction (or an element of a series of transactions) that is part of any plan or scheme to evade the registration provisions of the Securities Act.|
|8.||Such person or entity has sufficient knowledge and experience in finance, securities, investments and other business matters to be able to protect such person’s or entity’s interests in connection with the transactions contemplated by this Agreement.|
|9.||Such person or entity has consulted, to the extent that it has deemed necessary, with its tax, legal, accounting and financial advisors concerning its investment in the Shares.|
|10.||Such person or entity understands the various risks of an investment in the Shares and can afford to bear such risks for an indefinite period of time, including, without limitation, the risk of losing its entire investment in the Shares.|
|11.||Such person or entity has had access to the Company’s publicly filed reports with the SEC and has been furnished during the course of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement with all other public information regarding the Company that such person or entity has requested and all such public information is sufficient for such person or entity to evaluate the risks of investing in the Shares.|
|12.||Such person or entity has been afforded the opportunity to ask questions of and receive answers concerning the Company and the terms and conditions of the issuance of the Shares.|
|13.||Such person or entity is not relying on any representations and warranties concerning the Company made by the Company or any officer, employee or agent of the Company, other than those contained in this Agreement.|
|14.||Such person or entity will not sell or otherwise transfer the Shares unless either (A) the transfer of such securities is registered under the Securities Act or (B) an exemption from registration of such securities is available.|
|15.||Such person or entity represents that the address furnished on its signature page to this Agreement is the principal residence if he is an individual or its principal business address if it is a corporation or other entity.|
|16.||Such person or entity understands and acknowledges that the Shares have not been recommended by any federal or state securities commission or regulatory authority, that the foregoing authorities have not confirmed the accuracy or determined the adequacy of any information concerning the Company that has been supplied to such person or entity and that any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense.|
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