Form of Common Stock Warrants issued in May 2017
THIS WARRANT AND THE SHARES OF COMMON STOCK ISSUABLE UPON EXERCISE OF THIS WARRANT HAVE NOT BEEN AND WILL NOT BE REGISTERED UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED (THE SECURITIES ACT), OR UNDER ANY STATE SECURITIES LAWS. THIS WARRANT HAS BEEN ACQUIRED FOR INVESTMENT PURPOSES ONLY, AND THIS WARRANT AND THE UNDERLYING SHARES OF COMMON STOCK MAY NOT BE TRANSFERRED UNTIL (i) A REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT SHALL HAVE BECOME EFFECTIVE WITH RESPECT THERETO OR (ii) RECEIPT BY THE COMPANY OF AN OPINION OF COUNSEL REASONABLY SATISFACTORY TO THE COMPANY TO THE EFFECT THAT REGISTRATION UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT IS NOT REQUIRED IN CONNECTION WITH SUCH PROPOSED TRANSFER NOR IS SUCH TRANSFER IN VIOLATION OF ANY APPLICABLE STATE SECURITIES LAWS.
THIS WARRANT MAY NOT BE EXERCISED BY OR ON BEHALF OF A U.S. PERSON OR PERSON IN THE UNITED STATES UNLESS THE SECURITIES ISSUABLE UPON EXERCISE OF THIS WARRANT HAVE BEEN REGISTERED UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT AND THE APPLICABLE SECURITIES LEGISLATION OF ANY SUCH STATE OR AN EXEMPTION FROM SUCH REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS IS AVAILABLE. UNITED STATES AND U.S. PERSON ARE AS DEFINED BY REGULATION S UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT.
AVADIM TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
COMMON STOCK WARRANT
|Company:||Avadim Technologies, Inc., a Wyoming corporation (the Company)|
|Number of Shares:||______________ (the Shares)|
|Type/Series of Stock:||Common Stock|
|Warrant Price:||$______ per Share|
|Issue Date:||________ __, 20__|
|Expiration Date:||________, __, 20__. See also Section 5.1(b).|
|Consulting Agreement:||This Warrant to Purchase Stock (this Warrant) is issued in connection with that certain Consulting Agreement of even date herewith between ______________. and the Company (as the same may be amended, modified, supplemented or restated, the Agreement).|
THIS WARRANT CERTIFIES THAT, for good and valuable consideration, __________________, (together with any successor or permitted assignee or transferee of this Warrant or of any shares issued upon exercise hereof, Holder), is entitled to purchase the number of fully paid and non-assessable shares (the Shares) of Common Stock (the Class) of the Company at the above-stated Warrant Price, all as set forth above and as adjusted pursuant to Section 2 of this Warrant, subject to the provisions and upon the terms and conditions set forth in this Warrant.
This Warrant may be exercised as to the Shares which have vested as set forth in Exhibit 2 (Vested Shares). Any Shares which remain unvested (Unvested Shares) as of the expiration or earlier termination of the Agreement and do not automatically vest upon such date in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Agreement shall be void thereafter.
1.1 Method of Exercise. Holder may at any time and from time to time exercise this Warrant, in whole or in part, by delivering to the Company the original of this Warrant together with a duly executed Notice of Exercise in substantially the form attached hereto as Appendix 1 and, unless Holder is exercising this Warrant pursuant to a cashless exercise set forth in Section 1.2, a check, wire transfer of same-day funds (to an account designated by the Company), or other form of payment acceptable to the Company for the aggregate Warrant Price for the Vested Shares being purchased.
1.2 Cashless Exercise. On any exercise of this Warrant, in lieu of payment of the aggregate Warrant Price in the manner as specified in Section 1.1 above, but otherwise in accordance with the requirements of Section 1.1, Holder may elect to receive Shares equal to the value of this Warrant, or portion hereof as to which this Warrant is being exercised. Thereupon, the Company shall issue to Holder such number of fully paid and non-assessable Shares as are computed using the following formula:
|X = Y(A-B)/A|
|X =||the number of Shares to be issued to Holder;|
|Y =||the number of Vested Shares with respect to which this Warrant is being exercised (inclusive of the Shares surrendered to the Company in payment of the aggregate Warrant Price);|
|A||the fair market value (as determined pursuant to Section 1.3 below) of one Share; and|
|B =||the Warrant Price (as adjusted to the date of such calculation).|
1.3 Fair Market Value. If the Companys Common Stock is then traded or quoted on a United States national securities exchange, inter-dealer quotation system or over-the-counter market (a Trading Market), the fair market value of a Share shall be the VWAP of the Common Stock on the Trading Day immediately before the date on which Holder delivers this Warrant together with its Notice of Exercise to the Company. If the Companys Common Stock is not traded in a Trading Market, the Board of Directors of the Company shall determine the fair market value of a Share in its reasonable good faith judgment.
1.4 Certain Definitions. In addition to the terms defined elsewhere in this Warrant, the following terms have the following meanings:
(a) Board of Directors means the board of directors of the Company.
(b) 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 banking institutions in the State of California or the State of North Carolina are authorized or required by law or other governmental action to close.
(c) Trading Day means a day on which the principal Trading Market is open for trading.
(d) 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), or (b) 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 Group, 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.
1.5 Delivery of Certificate and New Warrant. As promptly as reasonably practicable after the date Holder exercises this Warrant in the manner set forth in Section 1.1 or 1.2 above, the Company shall deliver to Holder a certificate representing the Shares issued to Holder upon such exercise and, if this Warrant has not been fully exercised and has not expired, a new warrant of like tenor representing the Shares not so acquired.
1.6 Replacement of Warrant. On receipt of evidence reasonably satisfactory to the Company of the loss, theft, destruction or mutilation of this Warrant and, in the case of loss, theft or destruction, on delivery of an indemnity agreement reasonably satisfactory in form, substance and amount to the Company or, in the case of mutilation, on surrender of this Warrant to the Company for cancellation, the Company shall, within a reasonable time, execute and deliver to Holder, in lieu of this Warrant, a new warrant of like tenor and amount.
1.7 Treatment of Warrant Upon Acquisition of Company.
(a) Acquisition. For the purpose of this Warrant, Acquisition means any transaction or series of related transactions involving: (i) the sale, lease, exclusive license, or other disposition of all or substantially all of the assets of the Company (ii) any merger or consolidation of the Company into or with another person or entity (other than a merger or consolidation effected exclusively to change the Companys domicile), or any other corporate reorganization, in which the stockholders of the Company in their capacity as such immediately prior to such merger, consolidation or reorganization, own less than a majority of the Companys (or the surviving or successor entitys) outstanding voting power immediately after such merger, consolidation or reorganization; or (iii) any sale or other transfer by the stockholders of the Company of shares representing at least a majority of the Companys then-total outstanding combined voting power.
(b) Treatment of Warrant at Acquisition. In the event of an Acquisition, either (i) Holder shall exercise this Warrant pursuant to Section 1.1 and/or 1.2 and such exercise will be deemed effective immediately prior to and contingent upon the consummation of the Acquisition or (ii) if Holder elects not to exercise the Warrant, this Warrant will expire immediately prior to the consummation of such Acquisition. In the event the Company Holder does not notify the Company in writing as to whether it intends to exercise the Warrant prior to and contingent upon the consummation of the Acquisition then if, immediately prior to the Acquisition, the fair market value of one Share (or other security issuable upon the exercise hereof) as determined in accordance with Section 1.3 above would be greater than the Warrant Price in effect on such date, then this Warrant shall automatically be deemed on and as of such date to be exercised pursuant to Section 1.2 above as to all Vested Shares for which it shall not previously have been exercised, and the Company shall promptly notify Holder of the number of Shares (or such other securities) issued upon such exercise to Holder and Holder shall be deemed to have restated each of the representations and warranties in Section 4 of the Warrant as the date thereof.
(c) Notice. The Company shall provide Holder with written notice of any proposed Acquisition (together with such reasonable information as Holder may reasonably require regarding the treatment of this Warrant in connection with such contemplated Acquisition giving rise to such notice), which is to be delivered to Holder not less than seven Business Days prior to the closing of the proposed Acquisition.
ADJUSTMENTS TO THE SHARES AND WARRANT PRICE.
2.1 Stock Dividends, Splits, Etc. If the Company declares or pays a dividend or distribution on the outstanding shares of the Class payable in common stock or other securities or property (other than cash), then upon exercise of this Warrant, for each Share acquired, Holder shall receive, without additional cost to Holder, the total number and kind of securities and property which Holder would have received had Holder owned the Shares of record as of the date the dividend or distribution occurred. If the Company
subdivides the outstanding shares of the Class by reclassification or otherwise into a greater number of shares, the number of Shares purchasable hereunder shall be proportionately increased and the Warrant Price shall be proportionately decreased. If the outstanding shares of the Class are combined or consolidated, by reclassification or otherwise, into a lesser number of shares, the Warrant Price shall be proportionately increased and the number of Shares shall be proportionately decreased.
2.2 Reclassification, Exchange, Combinations or Substitution. Upon any event whereby all of the outstanding shares of the Class are reclassified, exchanged, combined, substituted, or replaced for, into, with or by Company securities of a different class and/or series, then from and after the consummation of such event, this Warrant will be exercisable for the number, class and series of Company securities that Holder would have received had the Shares been outstanding on and as of the consummation of such event, and subject to further adjustment thereafter from time to time in accordance with the provisions of this Warrant. The provisions of this Section 2.2 shall similarly apply to successive reclassifications, exchanges, combinations substitutions, replacements or other similar events.
2.3 Subsequent Equity Sales. If the Company at any time while this Warrant is outstanding sells and issues any Common Stock at a price per share less than the then Wan-ant Price (such issuances collectively, a Dilutive Issuance), as adjusted hereunder, then the Warrant Price shall be reduced to equal a price determined by multiplying the Warrant Price by a fraction, the numerator of which shall be the number of shares of Common Stock issued and outstanding immediately prior to such Dilutive Issuance plus the number of shares of Common Stock which the aggregate gross consideration received by the Company for the total number of additional shares of Common Stock so issued would purchase at the Warrant Price in effect immediately prior to such Dilutive Issuance, and the denominator of which shall be the number of shares of Common Stock outstanding immediately prior to such Dilutive Issuance plus the number of such additional shares of Common Stock so issued. Such adjustment shall be made whenever a Dilutive Issuance occurs. A Dilutive Issuance shall not include: (a) shares of Common Stock issued to employees, officers, directors or consultants of the Company or any subsidiary of the Company, (b) securities issued upon the exercise or exchange of or conversion of any securities issued and outstanding on the date hereof.
2.4 No Fractional Share. No fractional Share shall be issuable upon exercise of this Warrant and the number of Shares to be issued shall be rounded down to the nearest whole Share. If a fractional Share interest arises upon any exercise of the Warrant, the Company shall eliminate such fractional Share interest by paying Holder in cash the amount computed by multiplying the fractional interest by (i) the fair market value (as determined in accordance with Section 1.3 above) of a full Share, less (ii) the then-effective Warrant Price.
2.5 Notice/Certificate as to Adjustments. Upon each adjustment of the Warrant Price, Class and/or number of Shares, the Company, at the Companys expense, shall notify Holder in writing within a reasonable time setting forth the adjustments to the Warrant Price, Class and/or number of Shares and facts upon which such adjustment is based. The Company shall, upon written request from Holder, furnish Holder with a certificate of its Chief Financial Officer, including computations of such adjustment and the Warrant Price, Class and number of Shares in effect upon the date of such adjustment.
REPRESENTATIONS AND COVENANTS OF THE COMPANY.
3.1 Representations and Warranties. The Company represents and warrants to, and agrees with, Holder as follows:
(a) All Shares which may be issued upon the exercise of this Warrant, and all securities, if any, issuable upon conversion of the Shares, shall, upon issuance, be duly authorized, validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable, and free of any liens and encumbrances except for restrictions on transfer provided for herein or under applicable federal and state securities laws or restrictions under any Agreement among the Company and Holder. The Company covenants that it shall at all times cause to be reserved and kept available out of its authorized and unissued capital stock such number of shares of the Class, common stock and other securities as will be sufficient to permit the exercise in full of this Warrant
and the conversion of the Shares into common stock or such other securities. The Company agrees that its issuance of this Warrant shall constitute full authority to its officers who are charged with the duty of executing stock certificates to execute and issue the necessary certificates for Shares upon the exercise of this Warrant in the manner set forth in Section 1.1 or 1.2 above.
3.2 Notice of Certain Events. If the Company proposes at any time to: (i) declare any dividend or distribution upon the outstanding shares of the Class or common stock, whether in cash, property, stock, or other securities and whether or not a regular cash dividend; (ii) offer for subscription or sale pro rata to the holders of the outstanding shares of the Class any additional shares of any class or series of the Companys stock (other than pursuant to contractual preemptive rights); (iii) effect any reclassification, exchange, combination, substitution, reorganization or recapitalization of the outstanding shares of the Class; or (iv) effect an Acquisition or to liquidate, dissolve or wind up; then, in connection with each such event, the Company shall give Holder:
(1) at least seven Business Days prior written notice of the date on which a record will be taken for such dividend, distribution, or subscription rights (and specifying the date on which the holders of outstanding shares of the Class will be entitled thereto) or for determining rights to vote, if any, in respect of the matters referred to in Section 3.2 (i), (ii) or (iii) above; and
(2) in the case of the matters referred to in Section 3.2 (iv) above at least seven Business Days prior written notice of the date when the same will take place (and specifying the date on which the holders of outstanding shares of the Class will be entitled to exchange their shares for the securities or other property deliverable upon the occurrence of such event).
REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF THE HOLDER.
The Holder represents and warrants to the Company as follows:
4.1 Purchase for Own Account. This Warrant and the securities to be acquired upon exercise of this Warrant by Holder are being acquired for investment for Holders account, not as a nominee or agent, and not with a view to the public resale or distribution within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the Securities Act). Holder also represents that it has not been formed for the specific purpose of acquiring this Warrant or the Shares.
4.2 Disclosure of Information. Holder is aware of the Companys business affairs and financial condition and has received or has had full access to all the information it considers necessary or appropriate to make an informed investment decision with respect to the acquisition of this Warrant and its underlying securities. Holder further has had an opportunity to ask questions and receive answers from the Company regarding the terms and conditions of the offering of this Warrant and its underlying securities and to obtain additional information (to the extent the Company possessed such information or could acquire it without unreasonable effort or expense) necessary to verify any information furnished to Holder or to which Holder has access.
4.3 Investment Experience. Holder understands that the purchase of this Warrant and its underlying securities involves substantial risk. Holder has experience as an investor in securities of companies in the development stage and acknowledges that Holder can bear the economic risk of such Holders investment in this Warrant and its underlying securities and has such knowledge and experience in financial or business matters that Holder is capable of evaluating the merits and risks of its investment in this Warrant and its underlying securities and/or has a preexisting personal or business relationship with the Company and certain of its officers, directors or controlling persons of a nature and duration that enables Holder to be aware of the character, business acumen and financial circumstances of such persons.
4.4 Accredited Investor Status. Holder is an accredited investor within the meaning of Regulation D promulgated under the Securities Act by virtue of being a natural person (a) who had an individual income in excess of $200,000 in each of the two most recent years, or joint income with that persons spouse in excess of $300,000 in each of those years, and who has a reasonable expectation of reaching the same income level in the current year, or (b) whose individual net worth, or joint net worth with that persons spouse, exceeds $1,000,000 (for the purposes of calculating net worth: (i) the persons primary residence shall not be included as an asset; (ii) indebtedness that is secured by the persons primary residence, up to the estimated fair market value of the primary residence as of the date of this Warrant, shall not be included as a liability (except that if the amount of such indebtedness outstanding exceeds the amount outstanding 60 days before the date of this Warrant, other than as a result of the acquisition of the primary residence, the amount of such excess shall be included as a liability); and (iii) indebtedness that is secured by the persons primary residence in excess of the estimated fair market value of the primary residence shall be included as a liability).
4.5 The Securities Act. Holder understands that this Warrant and the Shares issuable upon exercise hereof have not been registered under the Securities Act or under the securities or laws of any state of the United States, and have been and will be offered and sold in reliance upon a specific exemption therefrom, which exemption depends upon, among other things, the bona fide nature of the Holders investment intent as expressed herein, and further that this Warrant may not be exercised absent registration of the underlying Shares under the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws unless an exemption from such registration requirements is available. Holder understands that this Warrant and the Shares issued upon any exercise hereof must be held indefinitely as Restricted Securities (as such term is defined in Rule 144 under the Securities Act) unless subsequently registered under the Securities Act and qualified under applicable state securities laws, or unless exemption from such registration and qualification are otherwise available. Holder is aware of the provisions of Rule 144 promulgated under the Securities Act.
4.6 No Voting Rights. Holder, as a Holder of this Warrant, will not have any voting rights until the exercise of this Warrant.
5.1 Term and Automatic Conversion Upon Expiration.
(a) Term. Subject to the provisions of Section 1.7 above, this Warrant is exercisable in whole or in part at any time and from time to time on or before 6:00 PM, Eastern Time, on the Expiration Date and shall be void thereafter.
(b) Automatic Cashless Exercise upon Expiration. In the event that, upon the Expiration Date, the fair market value of one Share (or other security issuable upon the exercise hereof) as determined in accordance with Section 1.3 above is greater than the Warrant Price in effect on such date, then this Warrant shall automatically be deemed on and as of such date to be exercised pursuant to Section 1.2 above as to all Vested Shares (or such other securities) for which it shall not previously have been exercised, and the Company shall, within a reasonable time, deliver a certificate representing the Shares (or such other securities) issued upon such exercise to Holder.
5.2 Legends. The Shares (and the securities issuable, directly or indirectly, upon conversion of the Shares, if any) shall be imprinted with a legend in substantially the following form:
THE SHARES EVIDENCED BY THIS CERTIFICATE HAVE NOT BEEN REGISTERED UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED (THE SECURITIES ACT), OR THE SECURITIES LAWS OF ANY STATE AND MAY NOT BE SOLD, OFFERED FOR SALE, PLEDGED OR OTHERWISE TRANSFERRED EXCEPT PURSUANT TO AN EFFECTIVE REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH ANY APPLICABLE STATE SECURITIES LAWS, OR PURSUANT TO AN EXEMPTION OR EXCLUSION FROM REGISTRATION UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT AND ANY APPLICABLE STATE SECURITIES LAWS.
THE SHARES REPRESENTED BY THIS CERTIFICATE ARE SUBJECT TO RESTRICTIONS ON TRANSFERABILITY AND RESALE, INCLUDING A LOCK-UP PERIOD IN THE EVENT OF A PUBLIC OFFERING, AS SET FORTH IN THE WARRANT PURSUANT TO WHICH THESE SHARES WERE ISSUED, A COPY OF WHICH MAY BE OBTAINED AT THE PRINCIPAL OFFICE OF THE COMPANY.
(a) Before any proposed sale, pledge, or transfer of this Warrant or any Shares issuable upon exercise of this Warrant, unless there is in effect a registration statement under the Securities Act covering the proposed transaction, Holder shall give notice to the Company of Holders intention to effect such sale, pledge, or transfer. Each such notice shall describe the manner and circumstances of the proposed sale, pledge, or transfer in sufficient detail and, if reasonably requested by the Company, shall be accompanied at Holders expense by either (i) a written opinion of legal counsel of recognized standing who shall, and whose legal opinion shall, be reasonably satisfactory to the Company, addressed to the Company, to the effect that the proposed transaction may be effected without registration under the Securities Act; (ii) a no action letter from the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) to the effect that the proposed sale, pledge, or transfer of such Restricted Securities without registration will not result in a recommendation by the staff of the SEC that action be taken with respect thereto; or (iii) any other evidence reasonably satisfactory to counsel to the Company to the effect that the proposed sale, pledge, or transfer of the Restricted Securities may be effected without registration under the Securities Act, whereupon Holder shall be entitled to sell, pledge, or transfer the securities in accordance with the terms of the notice given by Holder to the Company. The Company will not require such a legal opinion or no action letter (i) in any transaction in compliance with SEC Rule 144, if available, or (ii) in any transaction in which Holder distributes the Warrant or Shares to an affiliate of such Holder for no consideration. Each certificate evidencing the Restricted Securities transferred as above provided shall bear, except if such transfer is made pursuant to SEC Rule 144, the appropriate restrictive legend(s) set forth above to the extent applicable.
(b) This Warrant and the Shares issuable upon exercise of this Warrant may not be transferred or assigned in whole or in part to any person or entity who is a competitor of the Company, as determined in good faith by the Companys Board of Directors.
Notices. All notices and other communications hereunder from the Company to Holder, or vice versa, shall be deemed delivered and effective (1) when given personally, (ii) on the third (3rd) Business Day after being mailed by first-class registered or certified mail, postage prepaid, (iii) upon actual receipt if given by facsimile or electronic mail and such receipt is confirmed in writing by the recipient, or (iv) on the first Business Day following delivery to a reliable overnight courier service, courier fee prepaid, in any case at such address as may have been furnished to the Company or Holder, as the case may be, in writing by the Company or such Holder from time to time in accordance with the provisions of this Section 5.3(b)(i). All notices to Holder shall be addressed as follows until the Company receives notice of a change of address
|If to Holder:|
|With copies to:|
Notice to the Company shall be addressed as follows until Holder receives notice of a change in address:
Avadim Technologies, Inc.
81 Thompson Street
Asheville, NC 28803
Fax: 828 ###-###-####
5.4 Waiver. This Warrant and any term hereof may be changed, waived, discharged or terminated (either generally or in a particular instance and either retroactively or prospectively) only by an instrument in writing signed by the party against which enforcement of such change, waiver, discharge or termination is sought.
5.5 Attorneys Fees. In the event of any dispute between the parties concerning the terms and provisions of this Warrant, the party prevailing in such dispute shall be entitled to collect from the other party all costs incurred in such dispute, including reasonable attorneys fees.
5.6 Counterparts Facsimile/Electronic Signatures. This Warrant may be executed in counterparts, all of which together shall constitute one and the same agreement. Any signature page delivered electronically or by facsimile shall be binding to the same extent as an original signature page with regards to any agreement subject to the terms hereof or any amendment thereto.
5.7 Governing Law. This Warrant shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to its principles regarding conflicts of law.
5.8 Headings. The headings in this Warrant are for purposes of reference only and shall not limit or otherwise affect the meaning of any provision of this Warrant.
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have caused this Warrant to Purchase Stock to be executed by their duly authorized representatives effective as of the Issue Date written above.
|AVADIM TECHNOLOGIES, INC.|
NOTICE OF EXERCISE
1. The undersigned Holder hereby exercises its right purchase ___________ shares of the Common Stock (the Shares) of Avadim Technologies Inc. (the Company) in accordance with the attached Warrant, and tenders payment of the aggregate Warrant Price for such shares as follows:
[ ] check in the amount of $__________ payable to order of the Company enclosed herewith
[ ] Wire transfer of immediately available funds to the Companys account
[ ] Cashless Exercise pursuant to Section 1.2 of the Warrant
[ ] Other [Describe]
2. Please issue a certificate or certificates representing the Shares in the name specified below:
3. The undersigned represents, warrants and certifies as follows (one of the following must be checked):
(a) ☐ the undersigned holder at the time of exercise of the Warrant is not in the United States, is not a U.S. person as defined in Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the Securities Act) and is not exercising the Warrant on behalf of, or for the account or benefit of a U.S. person or a person in the United States and did not execute or deliver this exercise form in the United States;
(b) ☐ the undersigned holder is resident in the United States or is a U.S. person who is a resident of the jurisdiction referred to in the address appearing below, and is an accredited investor as defined in Rule 501(a) of Regulation D under the Securities Act (a U.S. Accredited Investor) and has completed the U.S. Accredited Investor Status Certificate in the form attached hereto; or
(c) ☐ if the undersigned holder is resident in the United States or is a U.S. person, the undersigned holder has delivered to the Company and the Companys transfer agent, if any, an opinion of counsel (which will not be sufficient unless it is in form and substance satisfactory to the Company) or such other evidence satisfactory to the Company to the effect that with respect to the securities to be delivered upon exercise of the Warrant, the issuance of such securities has been registered under the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws is available.
United States and U.S. person are as defined in Regulation S under the Securities Act.
Note: Certificates representing Shares will not be registered or delivered to an address in the United States unless Box 3(b) or 3(c) above is checked.
4. If the undersigned has indicated that the undersigned is a U.S. Accredited Investor by marking alternative 3(b) above, the undersigned represents and warrants to the Company that:
(a) the undersigned has such knowledge and experience in financial and business matters as to be capable of evaluating the merits and risks of an investment in the Shares, and the undersigned is able to bear the economic risk of loss of his or her entire investment;
(b) the undersigned is: (i) purchasing the Shares for his or her own account or for the account of one or more U.S. Accredited Investors with respect to which the undersigned is exercising sole investment discretion, and not on behalf of any other person; (ii) is purchasing the Shares for investment purposes only and not with a view to resale, distribution or other disposition in violation of United States federal or state securities laws; and (iii) in the case of the purchase by the undersigned of the Shares as agent or trustee for any other person or persons (each a Beneficial Owner), the undersigned holder has due and proper authority to act as agent or trustee for and on behalf of each such Beneficial Owner in connection with the transactions contemplated hereby; provided that: (A) if the undersigned holder, or any Beneficial Owner, is a corporation or a partnership, syndicate, trust or other form of unincorporated organization, the undersigned holder or each such Beneficial Owner was not incorporated or created solely, nor is it being used primarily to permit purchases without a prospectus or registration statement under applicable law; and (B) each Beneficial Owner, if any, is a U.S. Accredited Investor; and
(c) the undersigned has not exercised the Warrant as a result of any form of general solicitation or general advertising, including advertisements, articles, notices or other communications published in any newspaper, magazine or similar media or broadcast over radio, television or other form of telecommunications, or any seminar or meeting whose attendees have been invited by general solicitation or general advertising.
5. If the undersigned has indicated that the undersigned is a U.S. Accredited Investor by marking alternative 3(b) above, the undersigned also acknowledges and agrees that:
(a) the Company has provided to the undersigned the opportunity to ask questions and receive answers concerning the terms and conditions of the offering, and the undersigned has had access to such information concerning the Company as he or she has considered necessary or appropriate in connection with his or her investment decision to acquire the Shares;
(b) if the undersigned decides to offer, sell or otherwise transfer any of the Shares, the undersigned must not, and will not, offer, sell or otherwise transfer any of such Shares directly or indirectly, unless:
(i) the sale is pursuant to an effective registration statement under the Securities Act;
(ii) the sale is to the Company;
(iii) the sale is made outside the United States in a transaction meeting the requirements of Rule 904 of Regulation S under the Securities Act and in compliance with applicable local laws and regulations;
(iv) the sale is made pursuant to the exemption from the registration requirements under the Securities Act provided by Rule 144 thereunder, if available, and in accordance with any applicable state securities or blue sky laws; or
(v) the Shares are sold in a transaction that does not require registration under the Securities Act or any applicable state laws and regulations governing the offer and sale of securities,
And, in the circumstances set forth in clauses 5(b)(iii), (iv) or (v), the undersigned has prior to such sale furnished to the Company an opinion of counsel reasonably satisfactory to the Company;
(c) the Shares will be issued restricted securities under applicable federal securities laws and that the Securities Act and the rules of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission provide in substance that the undersigned may dispose of the Shares only pursuant to an effective registration statement under the Securities Act or an exemption therefrom;
(d) the Company has no obligation to register any of the Shares or to take action so as to permit sales pursuant to the Securities Act (including Rule 144 thereunder);
(e) the certificates representing the Shares (and any certificates issued in exchange or substitution for the Shares) will bear a legend, in the form required by the Warrant Certificate, stating that such securities have not been registered under the Securities Act or the securities laws of any state of the United States and may not be offered for sale or sold unless registered under the Securities Act and the securities laws of all applicable states of the United States or an exemption from such registration requirements is available; and
(f) it 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 set forth and described in this Notice of Exercise.
Executed and delivered by the HOLDER this _____ day of _____________________, 20___.
|Print name of Warrant Holder|
|(Please print name of individual whose signature appears above, if different from name of Warrant Holder printed above)|
U.S. ACCREDITED INVESTOR STATUS CERTIFICATE
In connection with the exercise of an outstanding Warrant to acquire Warrant Shares of AVADIM TECHNOLOGIES INC. (the Company) by the holder, the holder hereby represents and warrants to the Company that the holder, and each beneficial owner (each a Beneficial Owner), if any, on whose behalf the holder is exercising such warrants, satisfies one or more of the following categories of Accredited Investor (please write W/H for the undersigned holder, and B/O for each beneficial owner, if any, on each line that applies):
|Category 1.||A bank, as defined in Section 3(a)(2) of the United States Securities Act of 1933 (the Securities Act); or|
|Category 2.||A savings and loan association or other institution as defined in Section 3(a)(5)(A) of the Securities Act, whether acting in its individual or fiduciary capacity; or|
|Category 3.||A broker or dealer registered pursuant to Section 15 of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934; or|
|Category 4.||An insurance company as defined in Section 2(13) of the Securities Act; or|
|Category 5.||An investment company registered under the United States Investment Company Act of 1940; or|
|Category 6.||A business development company as defined in Section 2(a)(48) of the United States Investment Company Act of 1940; or|
|Category 7.||A small business investment company licensed by the United States Small Business Administration under Section 301 (c) or (d) of the United States Small Business Investment Act of 1958; or|
|Category 8.||A plan established and maintained by a state, its political subdivisions or any agency or instrumentality of a state or its political subdivisions, for the benefit of its employees, with total assets in excess of US$5,000,000; or|
|Category 9.||An employee benefit plan within the meaning of the United States Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 in which the investment decision is made by a plan fiduciary, as defined in Section 3(21) of such Act, which is either a bank, savings and loan association, insurance company or registered investment adviser, or an employee benefit plan with total assets in excess of US$5,000,000 or, if a self-directed plan, with investment decisions made solely by persons who are Accredited Investors; or|
|Category 10.||A private business development company as defined in Section 202(a)(22) of the United States Investment Advisers Act of 1940; or|
|Category 11.||An organization described in Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code, a corporation, a Massachusetts or similar business trust, or a partnership, not formed for the specific purpose of acquiring the Warrant Shares offered, with total assets in excess of US$5,000,000; or|
|Category 12.||Any director or executive officer of the Company; or|
|Category 13.||A natural person whose individual net worth, or joint net worth with that persons spouse, at the time of purchase, exceeds US$1,000,000 (for the purposes of calculating net worth: (i) the persons primary residence shall not be included as an asset; (ii) indebtedness that is secured by the persons primary residence, up to the estimated fair market value of the primary residence at the time of this certification, shall not be included as a liability (except that if the amount of such indebtedness outstanding at the time of this certification exceeds the amount outstanding 60 days before such time, other than as a result of the acquisition of the primary residence, the amount of such excess shall be included as a liability); and (iii) indebtedness that is secured by the persons primary residence in excess of the estimated fair market value of the primary residence shall be included as a liability); or|
|Category 14.||A natural person who had an individual income in excess of US$200,000 in each of the two most recent years or joint income with that persons spouse in excess of US$300,000 in each of those years and has a reasonable expectation of reaching the same income level in the current year; or|
|Category 15.||A trust, with total assets in excess of US$5,000,000, not formed for the specific purpose of acquiring the Warrant Shares offered, whose purchase is directed by a sophisticated person as described in Rule 506(b)(2)(ii) under the Securities Act; or|
|Category 16.||Any entity in which all of the equity owners meet the requirements of at least one of the above categories if this alternative is selected you must identify each equity owner and provide statements from each demonstrating how they qualify as an accredited investor.|
DATED the ______day of ______________, 20___
|Print name of Warrant Holder|
|(Please print name of individual whose signature appears above, if different from name of Warrant Holder printed above)|