Form of Common Stock Purchase Warrant
THIS WARRANT AND THE SECURITIES ISSUABLE UPON EXERCISE HEREOF HAVE NOT BEEN REGISTERED UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED (THE “ACT”), OR THE SECURITIES LAWS OF ANY STATE. THEY MAY NOT BE SOLD, OFFERED FOR SALE, PLEDGED, HYPOTHECATED OR OTHERWISE DISPOSED OF IN THE ABSENCE OF A REGISTRATION STATEMENT IN EFFECT WITH RESPECT TO SUCH SECURITIES UNDER SUCH ACT AND QUALIFICATION UNDER APPLICABLE STATE SECURITIES LAWS, OR AN OPINION OF COUNSEL SATISFACTORY TO THE COMPANY THAT SUCH REGISTRATION AND QUALIFICATION IS NOT REQUIRED.
BIOHITECH GLOBAL, INC.
COMMON STOCK PURCHASE WARRANT
|Warrant Shares: _________||Issue Date: March __, 2020|
THIS COMMON STOCK PURCHASE WARRANT (the “Warrant”) certifies that, for value received, [______________] or its assigns (the “Holder”) is entitled, upon the terms and subject to the limitations on exercise and the conditions hereinafter set forth, at any time after date that is six (6) months following the Issue Date set forth above (the “Initial Exercise Date”) and on or prior to the close of business on the five (5) year anniversary of the Initial Exercise Date (the “Termination Date”) but not thereafter, to subscribe for and purchase from BioHiTech Global, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), up to [_______] shares (as subject to adjustment hereunder, the “Warrant Shares”) of Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Common Stock”). The purchase price of one share of Common Stock under this Warrant shall be equal to the Exercise Price, as set forth below. This Warrant is issued pursuant to a Securities Purchase Agreement of even date herewith (the “Purchase Agreement”), and any capitalized term used herein, and not otherwise defined, shall have the meaning ascribed thereto in the Purchase Agreement.
The following is a statement of the rights of the Holder of this Warrant and the conditions to which this Warrant is subject, to which the Holder, by the acceptance of this Warrant, agrees:
1. Certain Definitions.
1.1 “Exercise Price” means [the greater of: $2.30 per share; or the closing Bid Price of the Common Stock on the Trading Day immediately prior to the Issue Date.
1.2 “Expiration Date” means the date that is five (5) years after the issue date set forth above.
1.3 “Shares” or “Warrant Shares” means the shares of Common Stock issuable under this Warrant, as set forth above.
1.4 “Trading Market” means any of the following markets or exchanges on which the Common Stock is listed or quoted for trading on the date in question: the Nasdaq Capital Market, the Nasdaq Global Market, the Nasdaq Global Select Market, the New York Stock Exchange, the NYSE American, OTCQB or OTCQX (or any successors to any of the foregoing).
2. Number of Shares and Exercise.
2.1 This Warrant shall be exercisable for such number of Warrant Shares as set forth above, at the Exercise Price.
2.2 This Warrant may be exercised in whole or in part at any time beginning on the date on which the Initial Exercise Date and continuing thereafter and from time to time on or prior to the Expiration Date.
3. Exercise of Warrant
3.1 The purchase rights represented by this Warrant are exercisable by the Holder, in whole or in part, by the surrender of this Warrant and the Notice of Exercise annexed hereto duly executed at the Company’s principal executive office (or such other office or agent of the Company as it may designate by notice in writing to the Holder at the address of the Holder appearing on the books of the Company), and upon payment of the aggregate Exercise Price of the Shares thereby purchased (by check or bank draft payable to the order of the Company); whereupon the Holder shall be entitled to receive the number of Shares so purchased. The Company agrees that if at the time of the surrender of this Warrant and purchase of the Shares, the Holder shall be entitled to exercise this Warrant, the Shares so purchased shall be issued to the Holder as the record owner of such Shares as of the close of business on the date on which this Warrant shall have been exercised as aforesaid or on such later date requested by the Holder or on such earlier date agreed to by the Holder and the Company.
3.2 Delivery of Common Stock Certificates and New Warrant. As soon as reasonably practicable after each exercise of this Warrant, in whole or in part, and in any event within five (5) business days thereafter (the “Warrant Share Delivery Date”), the Company, at its expense (including the payment by it of any applicable issue taxes), will cause the name of the Holder (or as Holder may direct) to be entered in the register of holders in respect of the Warrant Shares and further cause to be issued in the name of and delivered to the Holder hereof or as the Holder (upon payment by the Holder of any applicable transfer taxes) may direct:
(a) the number of duly authorized, validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable Warrant Shares to which the Holder shall be entitled upon exercise, in certificated form with appropriate restrictive legends, if applicable; and
(b) in case exercise is in part only, a new Warrant document of like tenor, dated the date hereof, for the remaining number of Warrant Shares issuable upon exercise of this Warrant after giving effect to the partial exercise of this Warrant (including the delivery of any Warrant Shares as payment of the Exercise Price for such partial exercise of this Warrant).
3.3 Cashless Exercise. If, but only if, at the time of exercise hereof there is no effective registration statement registering, or the prospectus contained therein is not available for the issuance of the Warrant Shares to the Holder, then this Warrant may be exercised, in whole or in part, at such time by means of a “cashless exercise” in which the Holder shall be entitled to receive a number of Warrant Shares equal to the quotient obtained by dividing [(A-B) (X)] by (A), where:
(A) = as applicable: (i) the VWAP on the Trading Day immediately preceding the date of the applicable Notice of Exercise if such Notice of Exercise is (1) both executed and delivered pursuant to Section 2(a) hereof on a day that is not a Trading Day or (2) both executed and delivered pursuant to Section 2(a) hereof on a Trading Day prior to the opening of “regular trading hours” (as defined in Rule 600(b)(64) of Regulation NMS promulgated under the federal securities laws) on such Trading Day, (ii) the Bid Price of the Common Stock on the principal Trading Market as reported by Bloomberg L.P. as of the time of the Holder’s execution of the applicable Notice of Exercise if such Notice of Exercise is executed during “regular trading hours” on a Trading Day and is delivered within two (2) hours thereafter pursuant to Section 2(a) hereof or (iii) the VWAP on the date of the applicable Notice of Exercise if the date of such Notice of Exercise is a Trading Day and such Notice of Exercise is both executed and delivered pursuant to Section 1(a) hereof after the close of “regular trading hours” on such Trading Day;
(B) = the Exercise Price of this Warrant, as adjusted hereunder; and
(X) = the number of Warrant Shares that would be issuable upon exercise of this Warrant in accordance with the terms of this Warrant if such exercise were by means of a cash exercise rather than a cashless exercise.
“Bid Price” means, for any date, the price determined by the following: (a) if the Common Stock is then listed or quoted on a Trading Market, the bid price of the Common Stock during the two (2) hours prior to the delivery of the applicable Notice of Exercise, as such bid price is selected by the Holder, 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) in all other cases, the fair market value of a share of Common Stock as determined by an independent appraiser selected in good faith by the Purchasers of a majority in interest of the Securities then outstanding and reasonably acceptable to the Company, the fees and expenses of which shall be paid by the Company.
“VWAP” means, for any date, the price determined by the first of the following clauses that applies: (a) if the Common Stock is then listed or quoted on a Trading Market, the daily volume weighted average price of the Common Stock for such date (or the nearest preceding date) on the Trading Market on which the Common Stock is then listed or quoted as reported by Bloomberg L.P. (based on a Trading Day from 9:30 a.m. (New York City time) to 4:02 p.m. (New York City time)), (b) if OTCQB or OTCQX is not a Trading Market, the volume weighted average price of the Common Stock for such date (or the nearest preceding date) on OTCQB or OTCQX as applicable, (c) if the Common Stock is not then listed or quoted for trading on OTCQB or OTCQX and if prices for the Common Stock are then reported in the “Pink Sheets” published by OTC Markets 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, or (d) in all other cases, the fair market value of a share of Common Stock as determined by an independent appraiser selected in good faith by the Purchasers of a majority in interest of the Securities then outstanding and reasonably acceptable to the Company, the fees and expenses of which shall be paid by the Company.
4. Nonassessable. The Company covenants that all Shares which may be issued upon the exercise of this Warrant will be validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable and free from all taxes, liens and charges in respect of the issue thereof.
5. Fractional Shares. No fractional shares or scrip representing fractional shares shall be issued upon the exercise of this Warrant. With respect to any fraction of a share called for upon the exercise of this Warrant, the number of shares delivered shall be rounded up to the nearest whole share.
6. Charges, Taxes and Expenses. Issuance of Shares upon the exercise of this Warrant, in certificated form or otherwise, shall be made without charge to the Holder hereof for any issue or transfer tax or other incidental expense in respect of the issuance, including relating to any certificate, all of which taxes and expenses shall be paid by the Company, and such Shares shall be issued in the name of the Holder.
7. No Rights as Shareholders. This Warrant does not entitle the Holder to any voting rights or other rights as a shareholder of the Company prior to the exercise hereof.
8. Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays, etc. If the last or appointed day for the taking of any action or the expiration of any right required or granted herein shall be a Saturday, a Sunday or a legal holiday, then such action may be taken or such right may be exercised on the next succeeding day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday.
9. Adjustments. The Exercise Price and the number of Shares purchasable hereunder are subject to adjustment from time to time as set forth in this Section 9.
9.1 Reclassification, etc. If the Company, at any time while this Warrant, or any portion thereof, remains outstanding and unexpired, by reclassification of securities or otherwise, shall change the class of the securities as to which purchase rights under this Warrant exist into the same or a different number of securities or any other class or classes of securities, this Warrant shall thereafter represent the right to acquire such number and kind of securities as would have been issuable as the result of such change with respect to the securities that were subject to the purchase rights under this Warrant immediately prior to such reclassification or other change and the Exercise Price therefor shall be appropriately adjusted, all subject to further adjustment as provided in this Section 9.
9.2 Subdivision or Combination of Shares. In the event the Company shall at any time subdivide the outstanding securities as to which purchase rights under this Warrant exist, or shall issue a stock dividend on the securities as to which purchase rights under this Warrant exist, the number of securities as to which purchase rights under this Warrant exist immediately prior to such subdivision or to the issuance of such stock dividend shall be proportionately increased, and the Exercise Price shall be proportionately decreased, and in the event that the Company shall at any time combine the outstanding securities as to which purchase rights under this Warrant exist, the number of securities as to which purchase rights under this Warrant exist immediately prior to such combination shall be proportionately decreased, and the Exercise Price shall be proportionately increased, effective at the close of business on the date of such subdivision, stock dividend or combination, as the case may be.
9.3 Adjustment upon Issuance of Common Stock or Common Stock Equivalents. If at any time on or after the Initial Exercise Date the Company issues or sells, or in accordance with this is deemed to have issued or sold, any warrants to purchase shares of Common Stock or Common Stock Equivalents at an exercise price (the “New Issuance Price”) less than a price (the “Applicable Price”) equal to the Exercise Price in effect immediately prior to such issue or sale or deemed issuance or sale (the foregoing, a “Dilutive Issuance”), then immediately after such Dilutive Issuance the Exercise Price then in effect shall be reduced to an amount equal to the New Issuance Price. For the purposes of this Section 9.3, “Common Stock Equivalents” means any securities of the Company which would entitle the holder thereof to acquire at any time Common Stock, including, without limitation, any debt, preferred stock, right, option, warrant or other instrument that is at any time convertible into or exercisable or exchangeable for, or otherwise entitles the holder thereof to receive, Common Stock, excluding those issued under employee stock compensation plans.
9.4 Cash Distributions. No adjustment on account of cash dividends or interest on the securities as to which purchase rights under this Warrant exist will be made to the Exercise Price under this Warrant.
10.1 Loss, Theft, Destruction or Mutilation of Warrant. Upon 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, delivery of an indemnity agreement reasonably satisfactory in form and substance to the Company or, in the case of mutilation, on surrender and cancellation of this Warrant, the Company shall execute and deliver, in lieu of this Warrant, a new Warrant executed in the same manner as this Warrant and of like tenor and amount.
10.2 Waivers and Amendments. This Warrant and the obligations of the Company and the rights of the Holder under this Warrant may be amended, waived, discharged or terminated (either generally or in a particular instance, either retroactively or prospectively and either for a specified period of time or indefinitely) with the written consent of the Company (which shall not be required in connection with a waiver of rights in favor of the Company) and the holders of at least a majority of the then-outstanding holders of shares of the Company’s Series F Redeemable, Convertible Preferred Stock (the “Series F Shares”); provided, however, that no such amendment or waiver shall reduce the number of Shares represented by this Warrant without the consent of the Holder hereof; and provided further, however, that nothing shall prevent the Holder from individually agreeing to waive the observation of any term of this Warrant. Any amendment, waiver, discharge or termination effected in accordance with this Section 10.2 shall be binding upon the Company, the Holder, and except pursuant to a waiver by an individual holder of another Warrant pursuant to the final proviso in the immediately preceding sentence, each other holder of Warrants.
10.3 Notices. Any notice, request or other communication required or permitted hereunder shall be given in accordance with the Purchase Agreement.
10.4 Severability. If one or more provisions of this Warrant are held to be unenforceable under applicable law, such provision(s) shall be excluded from this Warrant and the balance of this Warrant shall be interpreted as if such provision(s) were so excluded and shall be enforceable in accordance with its terms.
10.5 Successors and Assigns. Neither this Warrant nor any rights hereunder are transferable without the prior written consent of the Company. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Holder shall be permitted to transfer this Warrant to any affiliate (as that term is defined in the Securities Act of 1933, as amended) of the Holder. If a transfer is permitted pursuant to this Section, the transfer shall be recorded on the books of the Company upon the surrender of this Warrant, properly endorsed, to the Company at its principal offices, and the payment to the Company of all transfer taxes and other governmental charges imposed on such transfer. In the event of a partial transfer, the Company shall issue to the holders one or more appropriate new warrants. Subject to the foregoing, the provisions of this Warrant shall inure to the benefit of, and be binding upon, the successors, assigns, heirs, executors and administrators of the Company and the Holder.
10.6 Delays or Omissions. No delay or omission to exercise any right, power, or remedy accruing to the Holder, upon any breach or default of the Company under this Warrant shall impair any such right, power, or remedy of the Holder nor shall it be construed to be a waiver of any such breach or default, or an acquiescence therein, or of or in any similar breach or default thereafter occurring; nor shall any waiver of any single breach or default be deemed a waiver of any other breach or default therefore or thereafter occurring. Any waiver, permit, consent, or approval of any kind or character on the part of the Holder of any breach or default under this Warrant or any waiver on the part of the Holder of any provisions or conditions of this Warrant must be made in writing and shall be effective only to the extent specifically set forth in such writing. All remedies, either under this Warrant or by law or otherwise afforded to the Holder, shall be cumulative and not alternative.
10.7 Titles and Subtitles. The titles of the paragraphs and subparagraphs of this Warrant are for convenience of reference only and are not to be considered in construing this Warrant.
10.8 Construction. The language used in this Warrant will be deemed to be the language chosen by the parties to express their mutual intent and no rules of strict construction will be applied against any party.
10.9 Governing Law. THIS WARRANT SHALL BE GOVERNED IN ALL RESPECTS BY THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK AS SUCH LAWS ARE APPLIED TO AGREEMENTS BETWEEN NEW YORK RESIDENTS ENTERED INTO AND TO BE PERFORMED ENTIRELY WITHIN NEW YORK.
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, BioHiTech Global, Inc. has caused this Warrant to be executed by its officer thereunto duly authorized.
|BIOHITECH GLOBAL, INC.|
NOTICE OF EXERCISE
|TO:||BioHiTech Global, Inc.|
|80 Red Schoolhouse Road, Suite 101|
|Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977|
The undersigned hereby elects to purchase _______ shares (the “Shares”) of the Common Stock of BioHiTech Global, Inc. pursuant to the terms of the attached Warrant and tenders herewith payment of the purchase price in full.
Please issue the Shares, including in certificated form with appropriate restrictive legends, if applicable, in the name of the undersigned or in such other name as is specified below:
The undersigned confirms that the undersigned is an “accredited investor” within the meaning of Rule 501 of Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and that the Shares are being acquired for the account of the undersigned for investment only and not with a view to, or for resale in connection with, the distribution thereof, and that the undersigned has no present intention of distributing or selling the Shares.