Promissory Note dated May 18, 2020 issued by WPT to CommerceWest Bank

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EX-10.3 4 ea122289ex10-3_alliedesports.htm PROMISSORY NOTE DATED MAY 18, 2020 ISSUED BY WPT TO COMMERCEWEST BANK

Exhibit 10.3




Principal Loan Date Maturity Loan No Call / Coll Account Officer Initials
$685,300.00 05-18-2020 05-18-2022 10017173     NW1  
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Borrower: WPT Enterprises Inc Lender: CommerceWest Bank
  17877 Von Karman Ave   Corporate Lending Group
  Irvine, CA 92614   2111 Business Center Drive, Suite 100
      Irvine, CA 92612
      (949) 251-6959


Principal Amount: $685,300.00 Date of Note: May 18, 2020


PROMISE TO PAY. WPT Enterprises Inc (“Borrower”) promises to pay to CommerceWest Bank (“Lender”), or order, in lawful money of the United States of America, the principal amount of Six Hundred Eighty-five Thousand Three Hundred & 00/100 Dollars ($685,300.00), together with interest on the unpaid principal balance from May 18, 2020, calculated as described in the “INTEREST CALCULATION METHOD” paragraph using an interest rate of 1.000%, until paid in full. The interest rate may change under the terms and conditions of the “INTEREST AFTER DEFAULT” section.


PAYMENT. Borrower will pay this loan in 17 payments of $38,573.87 each payment and an irregular last payment estimated at $38,573.87. Borrower’s first payment is due December 18, 2020, and all subsequent payments are due on the same day of each month after that. Borrower’s final payment will be due on May 18, 2022, and will be for all principal and all accrued interest not yet paid. Payments include principal and interest. Unless otherwise agreed or required by applicable law, payments will be applied first to any accrued unpaid interest; then to principal; then to any escrow or reserve account payments as required under any mortgage, deed of trust, or other security instrument or security agreement securing this Note; then to any late charges; and then to any unpaid collection costs. Borrower will pay Lender at Lender’s address shown above or at such other place as Lender may designate in writing.


INTEREST CALCULATION METHOD. Interest on this Note is computed on a 365/360 basis; that is, by applying the ratio of the interest rate over a year of 360 days, multiplied by the outstanding principal balance, multiplied by the actual number of days the principal balance is outstanding. All interest payable under this Note is computed using this method. This calculation method results in a higher effective interest rate than the numeric interest rate stated in this Note.


PREPAYMENT. Borrower may pay without penalty all or a portion of the amount owed earlier than it is due. Early payments will not, unless agreed to by Lender in writing, relieve Borrower of Borrower’s obligation to continue to make payments under the payment schedule. Rather, early payments will reduce the principal balance due and may result in Borrower’s making fewer payments. Borrower agrees not to send Lender payments marked “paid in full”, “without recourse”, or similar language. If Borrower sends such a payment, Lender may accept it without losing any of Lender’s rights under this Note, and Borrower will remain obligated to pay any further amount owed to Lender. All written communications concerning disputed amounts, including any check or other payment instrument that indicates that the payment constitutes “payment in full” of the amount owed or that is tendered with other conditions or limitations or as full satisfaction of a disputed amount must be mailed or delivered to: CommerceWest Bank, 2111 Business Center Drive, Suite 100 Irvine, CA 92612.


LATE CHARGE. If a payment is 15 days or more late, Borrower will be charged 6.000% of the unpaid portion of the regularly scheduled payment or $5.00, whichever is greater.


INTEREST AFTER DEFAULT. Upon default, the interest rate on this Note shall, if permitted under applicable law, immediately become 20.000%.


DEFAULT. Each of the following shall constitute an event of default (“Event of Default”) under this Note:


Payment Default. Borrower fails to make any payment when due under this Note.


Other Defaults. Borrower fails to comply with or to perform any other term, obligation, covenant or condition contained in this Note or in any of the related documents or to comply with or to perform any term, obligation, covenant or condition contained in any other agreement between Lender and Borrower.


False Statements. Any warranty, representation or statement made or furnished to Lender by Borrower or on Borrower’s behalf under this Note or the related documents is false or misleading in any material respect, either now or at the time made or furnished or becomes false or misleading at any time thereafter.


Insolvency. The dissolution or termination of Borrower’s existence as a going business, the insolvency of Borrower, the appointment of a receiver for any part of Borrower’s property, any assignment for the benefit of creditors, any type of creditor workout, or the commencement of any proceeding under any bankruptcy or insolvency laws by or against Borrower.





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Creditor or Forfeiture Proceedings. Commencement of foreclosure or forfeiture proceedings, whether by judicial proceeding, self-help, repossession or any other method, by any creditor of Borrower or by any governmental agency against any collateral securing the loan. This includes a garnishment of any of Borrower’s accounts, including deposit accounts, with Lender. However, this Event of Default shall not apply if there is a good faith dispute by Borrower as to the validity or reasonableness of the claim which is the basis of the creditor or forfeiture proceeding and if Borrower gives Lender written notice of the creditor or forfeiture proceeding and deposits with Lender monies or a surety bond for the creditor or forfeiture proceeding, in an amount determined by Lender, in its sole discretion, as being an adequate reserve or bond for the dispute.


Events Affecting Guarantor. Any of the preceding events occurs with respect to any guarantor, endorser, surety, or accommodation party of any of the indebtedness or any guarantor, endorser, surety, or accommodation party dies or becomes incompetent, or revokes or disputes the validity of, or liability under, any guaranty of the indebtedness evidenced by this Note.


Change In Ownership. Any change in ownership of twenty-five percent (25%) or more of the common stock of Borrower.


Adverse Change. A material adverse change occurs in Borrower’s financial condition, or Lender believes the prospect of payment or performance of this Note is impaired.


Insecurity. Lender in good faith believes itself insecure.


LENDER’S RIGHTS. Upon default, Lender may declare the entire unpaid principal balance under this Note and all accrued unpaid interest immediately due, and then Borrower will pay that amount.


ATTORNEYS’ FEES; EXPENSES. Lender may hire or pay someone else to help collect this Note if Borrower does not pay. Borrower will pay Lender that amount. This includes, subject to any limits under applicable law, Lender’s attorneys’ fees and Lender’s legal expenses, whether or not there is a lawsuit, including attorneys’ fees, expenses for bankruptcy proceedings (including efforts to modify or vacate any automatic stay or injunction), and appeals. Borrower also will pay any court costs, in addition to all other sums provided by law.


JURY WAIVER. To the extent permitted by applicable law, Lender and Borrower hereby waive the right to any jury trial in any action, proceeding, or counterclaim brought by either Lender or Borrower against the other.


GOVERNING LAW. This Note will be governed by federal law applicable to Lender and, to the extent not preempted by federal law, the laws of the State of California without regard to its conflicts of law provisions. This Note has been accepted by Lender in the State of California.


CHOICE OF VENUE. If there is a lawsuit, Borrower agrees upon Lender’s request to submit to the jurisdiction of the courts of Orange County, State of California.


DISHONORED ITEM FEE. Borrower will pay a fee to Lender of $41.29 if Borrower makes a payment on Borrower’s loan and the check or preauthorized charge with which Borrower pays is later dishonored.


COLLATERAL. This loan is unsecured.


AGREEMENT TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS. Borrower agrees to execute and acknowledge such additional documents as may be necessary or desirable in order to carry out the intent and purpose of this Instrument and the other Loan Documents, to confirm or establish the lien hereof, or to correct any clerical errors or legal deficiencies. Without limiting the foregoing, Borrower agrees to execute a replacement Note in the event the Note is lost or destroyed and to execute a corrected and restated substitute Note to correct any clerical or other errors which may be discovered in the original Note. Failure of Borrower to comply with any request by Lender pursuant to this Section within ten (10) days after written request by Lender shall constitute a material Event of Default hereunder.


COUNTERPARTS. This Agreement may be executed in any number of counterparts each of which shall be deemed an original, but all such counterparts together shall constitute but one Agreement.


SBA LANGUAGE. This loan is made under the Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program, approval date being 5/06/2020, with a 100% guaranty with SBA Loan # 26699574-01. The Promissory Note associated with this loan is enforceable and assignable in the event that it would ever have to be assigned to the U.S. Small Business Administration.


APPLICABLE LAW. “The Loan secured by this lien was under a United States Small Business Administration (SBA) nationwide program which uses tax dollars to assist small business owners. If the United States is seeking to enforce this document, then under SBA regulations;


a) When SBA is the holder of the Note, this document and all documents evidencing or securing this loan will be construed in accordance with the federal law.


b) Lender or SBA may use local or state procedure for purposes such as filing papers, recording documents, giving notice, foreclosing liens, and other purposes. By using these procedures, SBA does not waive any federal immunity from local or state control, penalty, tax or liability. Not Borrower or Guarantor may claim or assert against SBA any local or state law to deny any obligation of Borrower, or defeat any claim of SBA with respect to this Law.





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Any clause in this document requiring arbitration is not enforceable when SBA is the holder of the Note secured by this Instrument”.


SUCCESSOR INTERESTS. The terms of this Note shall be binding upon Borrower, and upon Borrower’s heirs, personal representatives, successors and assigns, and shall inure to the benefit of Lender and its successors and assigns.


NOTIFY US OF INACCURATE INFORMATION WE REPORT TO CONSUMER REPORTING AGENCIES. Borrower may notify Lender if Lender reports any inaccurate information about Borrower’s account(s) to a consumer reporting agency. Borrower’s written notice describing the specific inaccuracy(ies) should be sent to Lender at the following address: CommerceWest Bank 2111 Business Center Drive, Suite 100 Irvine, CA 92612.


GENERAL PROVISIONS. If any part of this Note cannot be enforced, this fact will not affect the rest of the Note. Lender may delay or forgo enforcing any of its rights or remedies under this Note without losing them. Borrower and any other person who signs, guarantees or endorses this Note, to the extent allowed by law, waive any applicable statute of limitations, presentment, demand for payment, and notice of dishonor. Upon any change in the terms of this Note, and unless otherwise expressly stated in writing, no party who signs this Note, whether as maker, guarantor, accommodation maker or endorser, shall be released from liability. All such parties agree that Lender may renew or extend (repeatedly and for any length of time) this loan or release any party or guarantor or collateral; or impair, fail to realize upon or perfect Lender’s security interest in the collateral; and take any other action deemed necessary by Lender without the consent of or notice to anyone. All such parties also agree that Lender may modify this loan without the consent of or notice to anyone other than the party with whom the modification is made. The obligations under this Note are joint and several.








By: /s/ Adam Pliska,  
  CEO of WPT Enterprises Inc