Exchange Agreement, dated as of September 29, 2017, by and between ATRM Holdings, Inc., Lone Star Value Investors, LP and Lone Star Value Co-Invest I, LP
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THIS EXCHANGE AGREEMENT (this “Agreement”) is made and entered into as of September 29, 2017, by and among ATRM Holdings, Inc., a Minnesota corporation (the “Company”), Lone Star Value Investors, LP, a Delaware limited partnership (“LSVI”), and Lone Star Value Co-Invest I, LP, a Delaware limited partnership (“LSV Co-Invest I”, and together with LSVI, the “Holders”).
WHEREAS, the Company has issued to the Holders unsecured promissory notes with such principal amounts and accrued and unpaid interest outstanding as set forth on Exhibit A (collectively, the “Notes”);
WHEREAS, the Company and each Holder have agreed, subject to and on the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement, that the Holder shall exchange the Notes for shares of a new class of Series B Preferred Stock, par value $0.001 per share (the “Preferred Stock”), of the Company as set forth on Exhibit A (the “Shares”); and
WHEREAS, the Company has filed a Statement of Designation with respect to the Preferred Stock as attached hereto as Exhibit B (the “Statement of Designation”) with the Secretary of State of the State of Minnesota.
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises and mutual covenants and agreements set forth herein, and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the parties hereto hereby agree as follows:
ARTICLE I - EXCHANGE OF SECURITIES
Section 1.01. Authorization of Issue. Prior to the Closing (as defined below), the Company shall have duly authorized the delivery to the Holders of the Shares.
Section 1.02. Exchange of the Notes. Subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement, each Holder hereby agrees to exchange at the Closing (the “Exchange”) its Notes for such number of Shares as set forth on Exhibit A. The Notes exchanged pursuant to this Agreement shall be cancelled.
Section 1.03. Registration. Pursuant to the terms of that certain Registration Rights Agreement, dated as of September 29, 2017, by and among the Company and the Holders (the “RRA”), the Shares issued to each Holder pursuant to the Exchange constitute Registrable Securities (as defined in the RRA) that are subject to the terms of the RRA.
Section 1.04. Outstanding Debt Agreement Acknowledgements. Each of the Company and each Holder hereby acknowledges and agrees that the Company is party to certain Loan and Security Agreements (the “Credit Agreements”) with Gerber Finance Inc. (“Gerber Finance”), pursuant to which the Company is prohibited from paying or becoming obligated to pay
dividends, with certain limited exceptions, and is limited as to the incurrence of any liability or distribution of cash or other property in respect of the Company’s equity securities, subject to certain exceptions set forth in the Credit Agreements, including the Fifth Agreement of Amendment to Loan and Security Agreement (KBS) and Third Agreement of Amendment to Loan and Security Agreement (EBGL Acquisition), each dated as of the date hereof, which permit the parties’ entry into this Agreement and the transactions contemplated thereby.
ARTICLE II - CLOSING DATE; DELIVERY
Section 2.01. Closing and Location. The closing of the Exchange (the “Closing”) shall take place on September 29, 2017, or on such other date as shall be mutually agreed to by the Company and the Holders (the “Closing Date”), at the offices of Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP, 1325 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York, or such other place as shall be mutually agreed to by the Company and the Holders.
Section 2.02. Issuance. At the Closing, the Company shall instruct its transfer agent to issue the Shares to the respective Holders on the books and records of the Company and the Notes shall be cancelled.
Section 2.03. Consummation of Closing. All acts, deliveries and confirmations comprising the Closing, regardless of chronological sequence, shall be deemed to occur contemporaneously and simultaneously upon the occurrence of the last act, delivery or confirmation of the Closing and none of such acts, deliveries or confirmations shall be effective unless and until the last of same shall have occurred.
Section 2.04. No Further Ownership Rights in the Notes. From and after the Closing, each Holder shall cease to have any rights with respect to its Notes exchanged pursuant to this Agreement, including any payments of outstanding principal and accrued and unpaid interest, except as otherwise provided herein or by applicable law.
ARTICLE III - REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
Section 3.01. Representations and Warranties of the Company. The Company represents and warrants to each Holder that the following statements are true, correct and complete as of the date hereof:
(a) Corporate Organization. The Company is a corporation duly organized, validly existing and in good standing under the laws of the State of Minnesota, and has all requisite corporate power and authority to own, operate and lease its properties and to carry on its business as and in the places where such properties are now owned, operated and leased or such business is now being conducted.
(b) Authorization. The Company has the necessary corporate power and authority to enter into this Agreement and to carry out the transactions contemplated by, and perform its obligations, hereunder. The execution and delivery of this Agreement and the performance by the Company of its obligations hereunder have been duly authorized by the
Board of Directors of the Company. This Agreement is the legally valid and binding obligation of the Company, enforceable against it in accordance with its terms, except as enforcement may be limited by bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium or other similar laws relating to or limiting creditors’ rights generally or by equitable principles relating to enforceability.
(c) No Violation or Breach. Neither the execution and delivery of this Agreement, nor the consummation by the Company of the transactions contemplated hereby, (i) will violate or cause a default under any judgment, order, writ or decree of any court or governmental authority applicable to the Company, (ii) breach or conflict with the provisions of the constituent documents of the Company, or (iii) violate, conflict with or breach any agreement, arrangement, document or instrument to which the Company is a party or by which it is bound.
(d) Approvals and Consents. The Company is not required to perform any act or obtain any consent, authorization, approval or order of, or make any filing or registration with, any court or governmental agency, or quasi-governmental agency commission, board, bureau, or instrumentality in order for it to execute, deliver or perform any of its obligations under this Agreement or to complete the Exchange in accordance with the terms hereof.
(e) Brokers and Finders. The Company nor its officers, directors, managers or employees has employed any broker, finder, investment banker, financial advisor or similar professional or incurred any liability for any investment banking fees, brokerage fees, commissions or finders’ fees in connection with the transactions contemplated by this Agreement.
(f) SEC Reporting and Compliance. None of the Company’s registration statements, proxy statements, information statements and reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) since January 1, 2016, as of their respective dates, contained any untrue statement of a material fact or omitted to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statements contained therein not misleading.
(g) Shares Duly Issued. The Shares to be issued to each Holder in accordance with the terms hereof shall be, when issued, duly and validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable.
(h) Compliance with Other Instruments. The Company is not in violation or default (i) of any provisions of its Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws, each as amended to date, (ii) of any instrument, judgment, order, writ or decree, (iii) under any note, indenture or mortgage, or (iv) under any lease, agreement, contract or purchase order to which it is a party or by which it is bound, or of any provision of federal or state statute, rule or regulation applicable to the Company, the violation of which would have a material adverse effect. The execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement and the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby will not result in any such violation or be in conflict with or constitute, with or without the passage of time and giving of notice, either (A) a default under any such provision, instrument, judgment, order, writ, decree, contract or agreement or (B) an event that results in the creation of any lien, charge or encumbrance upon any assets of the
Company or the suspension, revocation, forfeiture, or nonrenewal of any material permit or license applicable to the Company.
Section 3.02. Representations and Warranties of the Holders. Each Holder, severally and not jointly, represents and warrants to the Company that the following statements are true, correct and complete as of the date hereof:
(a) Organization. The Holder is a limited partnership duly organized, validly existing and in good standing under the laws of the State of Delaware, and has all requisite power and authority to own, lease and operate its properties and to carry on its business as and in the places where such properties are now owned, operated and leased or such business is now being conducted.
(b) Authorization. The Holder has the necessary power and authority to enter into this Agreement and to carry out the transactions contemplated by, and perform its obligations, hereunder. The execution and delivery of this Agreement and the performance by the Holder of its obligations hereunder have been duly authorized by all necessary action on its part. This Agreement is the legally valid and binding obligation of the Holder, enforceable against it in accordance with its terms, except as enforcement may be limited by bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium or other similar laws relating to or limiting creditors’ rights generally or by equitable principles relating to enforceability.
(c) No Violation or Breach. Neither the execution and delivery of this Agreement, nor the consummation by the Holder of the transactions contemplated hereby, (i) will violate or cause a default under any judgment, order, writ or decree of any court or governmental authority applicable to the Holder, (ii) violate any provision of law, rule or regulation applicable to it or its certificate of incorporation or by-laws (or other organizational document) or (iii) conflict with, result in a breach of or constitute (with due notice or lapse of time or both) a default under any material contractual obligation to which it is a party.
(d) Governmental Consents. The execution, delivery and performance by it of this Agreement do not and will not require any registration or filing with, consent or approval of, or notice to, or other action to, with or by, any federal, state or other governmental authority or regulatory body, but for that required under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and other SEC and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority monitored regulations.
(e) Ownership of the Note. The Holder is the beneficial owner of its Notes, free and clear of all liens (other than obligations pursuant to this Agreement).
(f) Purchase Entirely for Own Account. The Holder is acquiring the Shares for its own account, for investment purposes and not with a view to the distribution thereof, except in compliance with the Securities Act. The Holder understands that the Shares issued to it may not be resold except pursuant to an effective registration statement filed under the Securities Act or pursuant to an exemption from registration thereunder.
(g) Investment Experience. The Holder has such knowledge and experience in financial and business affairs that the Holder is capable of evaluating the merits and risks of an investment in the Shares. The Holder is either a “qualified institutional buyer” as defined in Rule 144A under the Securities Act or an “accredited investor” as defined in Regulation D under the Securities Act, and was not organized for the purpose of acquiring the Shares. The Holder has previously invested in securities similar to the Shares. In making its decision to invest in the Shares, the Holder has relied upon independent investigations made by the Holder and, to the extent believed by the Holder to be appropriate, the Holder’s representatives, including the Holder’s own professional, tax and other advisors. The Holder and its representatives have been given the opportunity to examine documents and to ask questions of, and to receive answers from, the Company and its representatives concerning the terms and conditions of its investment in the Shares. The Holder is able to bear the economic risk of its investment in the Shares and is presently able to afford the complete loss of such investment. The Holder acknowledges that the Company is relying on the truth and accuracy of the foregoing representations and warranties in the offering of the Shares to the Holder without first having registered the Shares under the Securities Act.
(h) Restricted Securities. It has been advised by the Company that (i) the offer and sale of the Shares have not been registered under the Securities Act; (ii) the offer and sale of the Shares are intended to be exempt from registration under the Securities Act pursuant to either Rule 144A or Regulation D under the Securities Act; and (iii) there is no established market for the Shares, and it is not anticipated that there will be any active public market for the Shares in the foreseeable future. The Holder is familiar with Rule 144 promulgated by the SEC under the Securities Act, as presently in effect, and understands the resale limitations imposed thereby and by the Securities Act.
ARTICLE IV - CONDITIONS TO CLOSING
Section 4.01. Holder’s Conditions to Closing. The obligations of each Holder to complete the Exchange shall be subject to the following conditions: (a) the representations and warranties of the Company contained in this Agreement shall be true and correct as of the Closing as though made on and as of the Closing Date, (b) the Company shall have performed all of its obligations and covenants under this Agreement, (c) no decision, order or similar ruling shall have been issued (and remain in effect) restraining or enjoining the transactions contemplated by this Agreement; and (d) from the date hereof to the date of Closing, there shall not have occurred any change, event, occurrence, fact condition, development or effect that, individually or in the aggregate, has had, or is reasonably likely to have, a material adverse effect upon the business, assets, operations, properties, financial position, results of operations, prospects or liabilities of the Company or any adverse effect upon the consummation of this Agreement or any of the transactions contemplated hereby.
Section 4.02. Company’s Conditions to Closing. The Company’s obligations to complete the Exchange with respect to each Holder shall be subject to the following conditions: (a) the representations and warranties of the Holder contained in this Agreement shall be true and correct as of the Closing as though made on and as of the Closing Date, (b) the Holder having
delivered its original Notes to the Company for cancellation, (c) the Holder shall have performed all of its obligations and covenants under this Agreement, (d) no decision, order or similar ruling shall have been issued (and remain in effect) restraining or enjoining the transactions contemplated by this Agreement; and (e) from the date hereof to the date of Closing, there shall not have occurred any change, event, occurrence, fact condition, development or effect that, individually or in the aggregate, has had, or is reasonably likely to have, a material adverse effect upon the business, assets, operations, properties, financial position, results of operations, prospects or liabilities of the Company or any adverse effect upon the consummation of this Agreement or any of the transactions contemplated hereby.
ARTICLE V - INDEMNIFICATION
Section 5.01. Indemnification by the Holders. Each Holder agrees to indemnify and hold the Company Indemnified Persons (as defined below) harmless from any and all Losses (as defined below) (including taxes) that the Company Indemnified Persons may incur due to:
(a) any significant inaccuracy or breach of any of the representations and warranties given by the Holder herein; or
(b) the nonfulfillment or breach of any covenant, undertaking, agreement or other obligation of the Holder contained herein.
Section 5.02. Indemnification by the Company. The Company agrees to indemnify and hold the Holder Indemnified Persons harmless from any and all Losses (including Taxes) that the Holder Indemnified Person may incur due to:
(a) any significant inaccuracy or breach of any of the representations and warranties of the Company contained herein; or
(b) the nonfulfillment or breach of any covenant, undertaking, agreement or other obligation of the Company contained herein.
Section 5.03. Survival of Indemnification. The representations and warranties of the parties contained in this Agreement and the rights to indemnification under this Agreement with respect thereto will survive the Closing Date for a period of eighteen (18) months after the Closing Date.
Section 5.04. Third Party Claims.
(a) A party entitled to indemnification hereunder (an “Indemnified Party”) shall notify promptly the indemnifying party (the “Indemnifying Party”) in writing of the commencement of any action or proceeding with respect to which a claim for indemnification may be made pursuant to this Agreement; provided, however, that the failure of any Indemnified Party to provide such notice shall not relieve the Indemnifying Party of its obligations under this Agreement, except to the extent the Indemnifying Party is actually materially prejudiced thereby. In case any claim, action or proceeding is brought against an Indemnified Party and the
Indemnified Party notifies the Indemnifying Party of the commencement thereof, the Indemnifying Party shall be entitled to participate therein and to assume the defense thereof, to the extent that it chooses, with counsel reasonably satisfactory to such Indemnified Party, and after notice from the Indemnifying Party to such Indemnified Party that it so chooses, the Indemnifying Party shall not be liable to such Indemnified Party for any legal or other expenses subsequently incurred by such Indemnified Party in connection with the defense thereof other than reasonable costs of investigation; provided, however, that (i) if the Indemnifying Party fails to take reasonable steps necessary to defend diligently the action or proceeding within twenty (20) calendar days after receiving notice from such Indemnified Party that the Indemnified Party believes it has failed to do so, or (ii) if such Indemnified Party who is a defendant in any claim or proceeding which is also brought against the Indemnifying Party reasonably shall have concluded that there may be one or more legal defenses available to such Indemnified Party which are not available to the Indemnifying Party, or (iii) if representation of both parties by the same counsel is otherwise inappropriate under applicable standards of professional conduct, then, in any such case, the Indemnified Party shall have the right to assume or continue its own defense as set forth above (but with no more than one firm of counsel for all Indemnified Parties in each jurisdiction), and the Indemnifying Party shall be liable for any expenses therefor.
(b) No Indemnifying Party shall, without the written consent of the Indemnified Party, effect the settlement or compromise of, or consent to the entry of any judgment with respect to, any pending or threatened action or claim in respect of which indemnification may be sought hereunder (whether or not the Indemnified Party is an actual or potential party to such action or claim) unless such settlement, compromise or judgment (i) includes an unconditional release of the Indemnified Party from all liability arising out of such action or claim, (ii) does not include a statement as to or an admission of fault, culpability or a failure to act, by or on behalf of any Indemnified Party and (iii) does not include any injunctive or other non-monetary relief to the detriment of the Indemnified Party.
Section 5.05. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, no reimbursement for Losses asserted against Indemnifying Party under this Agreement shall be required unless and until the cumulative aggregate amount of such Losses equals or exceeds $25,000, and then from the first dollar of such Losses, as determined up to a maximum of such amount that is equal to the aggregate Stated Value of the Shares.
Section 5.06. For purposes of this Section 5, “Company Indemnified Persons” means the Company, its affiliates and their respective stockholders, partners, members, managers, directors, officers, employees, agents, affiliates, representatives and consultants and each of their respective heirs, executors, owners, successors and assigns.
Section 5.07. For purposes of this Section 5, “Holder Indemnified Persons” means each Holder, its affiliates and their respective stockholders, partners, members, managers, directors, officers, employees, agents, affiliates, representatives and consultants and each of their respective heirs, executors, owners, successors and assigns.
Section 5.08. For purposes of this Section 5, “Losses” means any and all liabilities, obligations, losses, debts, charges, judgments, fines, penalties, amounts paid in settlement,
damages, costs, expenses, claims, fees and expenses (including the expense of investigation and reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses in connection therewith).
ARTICLE VI - MISCELLANEOUS
Section 6.01. Definitions. Capitalized terms used herein but not specifically defined herein shall have the meanings ascribed to them in the Certificate of Designation.
Section 6.02. Successors and Assigns. This Agreement is intended to bind and inure to the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective successors and permitted assigns.
Section 6.03. Entire Agreement. This Agreement constitutes the entire understanding and agreement between the parties hereto with regard to the subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior agreements with respect thereto.
Section 6.04. Effectiveness; Amendments. This Agreement shall not become effective and binding on a party hereto unless and until a counterpart signature page to this Agreement has been executed and delivered by such party. Once effective, this Agreement may not be modified, amended or supplemented, nor may any of the conditions to Closing be waived, except in a writing signed by the Company and the Holders.
Section 6.05. Severability. Any provision of this Agreement which is prohibited or unenforceable in any jurisdiction shall, as to such jurisdiction, be ineffective to the extent of such prohibition or unenforceability without invalidating the remaining provisions hereof or affecting the validity or enforceability of such provision in any other jurisdiction.
Section 6.06. Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in one or more counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original and all of which together shall constitute one and the same Agreement. Delivery of an executed signature page of this Agreement by telecopier or e-mail shall be effective as delivery of a manually executed signature page of this Agreement.
Section 6.07. Headings. The headings of the sections and subsections of this Agreement are inserted for convenience only and shall not affect the interpretation hereof.
Section 6.08. Governing Law; Jurisdiction. This Agreement shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, regardless of the laws that might otherwise govern under applicable principles of conflict of laws of the State of New York. The parties hereby irrevocably submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of any federal or state court located within the borough of Manhattan of the City, County and State of New York over any dispute arising out of or relating to this Agreement or any of the transactions contemplated hereby. The parties hereby irrevocably waive, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, jury trial and any objection which they may now or hereafter have to the laying of venue of any such dispute brought in such court or any defense of inconvenient forum for the maintenance of such dispute. Each of the parties hereto agrees that a judgment in any such dispute may be enforced in other jurisdictions by suit on the judgment or in any other manner provided by law.
Section 6.09. Notices. All notices and other communications under this Agreement shall be in writing and shall be deemed given (a) when delivered personally by hand (with written confirmation of receipt), (b) when sent by facsimile (with written confirmation of transmission) or (c) one business day following the day sent by overnight courier (with written confirmation of receipt), in each case at the following addresses and facsimile numbers (or to such other address or facsimile number as a party may have specified by notice given to the other party(ies) pursuant to this provision):
(a) If to the Company, to:
ATRM Holdings, Inc.
5215 Gershwin Avenue N.
Oakdale, Minnesota 55128
Attention: Daniel M. Koch, President and Chief Executive Officer
with a copy to (which copy shall not constitute notice):
Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP
1325 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York 10022
Facsimile: (212) 451-2222
Attention: Adam W. Finerman, Esq.
(b) If to the Holders, to:
Lone Star Value Investors, LP
Lone Star Value Co-Invest I, LP
53 Forest Avenue, 1st Floor
Old Greenwich, Connecticut 06870
Facsimile: (203) 990-0727
Attention: Mr. Jeffrey E. Eberwein, Manager
Ms. Hannah Bible, General Counsel
Section 6.10. Specific Performance. Each party hereto recognizes and acknowledges that a breach by it of any covenants or agreements contained in this Agreement will cause the other party to sustain damages for which such party would not have an adequate remedy at law for money damages, and therefore each party hereto agrees that in the event of any such breach the other party may seek the remedy of specific performance of such covenants and agreements and injunctive and other equitable relief (without the requirement to post bond or other security) in addition to any other remedy to which such party may be entitled, at law or in equity.
Section 6.11. Remedies Cumulative. All rights, powers and remedies provided under this Agreement or otherwise available in respect hereof at law or in equity shall be cumulative and not alternative, and the exercise of any right, power or remedy thereof by any party shall not
preclude the simultaneous or later exercise of any other such right, power or remedy by such party.
Section 6.12. No Waiver. The failure of any party hereto to exercise any right, power or remedy provided under this Agreement or otherwise available in respect hereof at law or in equity, or to insist upon compliance by the other party hereto with its obligations hereunder, and any custom or practice of the parties at variance with the terms hereof, shall not constitute a waiver by such party of its right to exercise any such or other right, power or remedy or to demand such compliance.
Section 6.13. No Third Party Beneficiaries. This Agreement is not intended to be for the benefit of, and shall not be enforceable by, any person who or which is not a party hereto.
Section 6.14. Representation by Counsel. Each Holder acknowledges that Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP represents the Company and does not, and did not, represent the Holder in connection with this Agreement and the Exchange. Each of the Company and each Holder acknowledges that it has been represented by counsel in connection with this Agreement and the transactions contemplated by this Agreement. Accordingly, any rule of law or any legal decision that would provide any party with a defense to the enforcement of the terms of this Agreement against such party based upon lack of legal counsel shall have no application and is expressly waived.
[Signature Pages Follow]
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have executed this Agreement as of the date first written above.
ATRM HOLDINGS, INC.
/s/ Daniel M. Koch
Daniel M. Koch
President and Chief Executive Officer
LONE STAR VALUE INVESTORS, LP
By: Lone Star Value Investors GP, LLC, General Partner
/s/ Jeffrey E. Eberwein
Jeffrey E. Eberwein
LONE STAR VALUE CO-INVEST I, LP
By: Lone Star Value Investors GP, LLC, General Partner
/s/ Jeffrey E. Eberwein
Jeffrey E. Eberwein
SIGNATURE PAGE TO EXCHANGE AGREEMENT
Principal Amount Outstanding
Accrued and Unpaid Interest Outstanding
Shares of Series B Preferred Stock
Lone Star Value Investors, LP
April 1, 2014
Lone Star Value Co-Invest I, LP
July 21, 2014
Lone Star Value Co-Invest I, LP
September 19, 2014
Lone Star Value Co-Invest I, LP
October 4, 2016
Lone Star Value Co-Invest I, LP
March 31, 2017
Statement of Designation