Promissory Note, dated May 11, 2021, by and between Heritage Global Inc. and C3bank, National Association

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Exhibit 10.3


Borrower:Heritage Global Inc.

12625 High Bluff Drive San Diego, CA 92130

, Suite 305

Lender:C3bank, National Association
Riverside Office

3727 Arlington Ave
Riverside, CA 92506


Principal Amount: $10,000,000.00Date of Note: May 5, 2021

PROMISE TO PAY. Heritage Global Inc. ("Borrower") promises to pay to C3bank, National Association ("Lender"), or order, in lawful money of the United States of America, the principal amount of Ten Million & 00/100 Dollars ($10,000,000.00) or so much as may be outstanding, together with interest on the unpaid outstanding principal balance of each advance. Interest shall be calculated from the date of each advance until repayment of each advance.

PAYMENT. Borrower will pay this loan in one payment of all outstanding principal plus all accrued unpaid interest on May 7, 2023. In addition, Borrower will pay regular monthly payments of all accrued unpaid interest due as of each payment date, beginning June 7, 2021, with all subsequent interest payments to be due on the same day of each month after that. Unless otherwise agreed or required by applicable law, payments will be applied first to any accrued unpaid interest; then to principal; 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.

ANNUAL UNUSED FEE (MINIMUM INTEREST):. Upon the first anniversary of the loan closing date and upon the maturity date, an unused fee shall be payable to Lender equal to (i) 30 days of interest on the full Loan commitment at the interest rate floor of 4.95% (equal to $41,250), less (ii) the actual amount of interest earned and paid to C3bank during the prior 12 months


CONVERSION FEATURE:. Within 120 days prior to maturity, the Borrower may elect to draw up to $5MM of the line at maturity and refinance the loan into a 3-year amortizing term loan. The rate for the term will be the interest rate in effect on the line at the date of maturity. Loan shall not be in default at maturity in order for Borrower to exercise the conversion feature. All covenants and conditions will remain the same except for the GAAP Equity covenant of $25,000,000 which will be revised to 75.0% of the previous quarter’s GAAP Equity at the time of conversion.

VARIABLE INTEREST RATE. The interest rate on this Note is subject to change from time to time based on changes in an index which is the WALL STREET JOURNAL PRIME (the "Index"). Lender will tell Borrower the current Index rate upon Borrower's request. The interest rate change will not occur more often than each DAY. Borrower understands that Lender may make loans based on other rates as well. The Index currently is 3.250% per annum. Interest on the unpaid principal balance of this Note will be calculated as described in the "INTEREST CALCULATION METHOD" paragraph using a rate of 1.700 percentage points over the Index, adjusted  necessary for any minimum and maximum rate limitations described below, resulting in an initial rate of 4.950%. NOTICE: Under no circumstances will the interest rate on this Note be less than 4.950% per annum or more than the maximum rate allowed by applicable law.

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.

PREPAYMENT. Borrower may pay without penalty all or a portion of the amount owed earlier than  is due. Early payments will not, unless agreed to by Lender in writing, relieve Borrower of Borrower's obligation to continue to make payments of accrued unpaid interest. Rather, early

payments will reduce the principal balance due. Borrower agrees not to send Lender payments marked "paid in "without recourse", or
similar language. If Borrower sends such a payment, Lender may accept  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: C3bank, National Association; Riverside Office; 3727 Arlington Ave; Riverside, CA 92506.

LATE CHARGE. If a payment is 11 days or more late, Borrower will be charged 6.000% of the regularly scheduled payment or $5.00, whichever is greater.

INTEREST AFTER DEFAULT. Upon default, at Lender's option, and  permitted by applicable law, Lender may add any unpaid accrued interest to principal and such sum will bear interest therefrom until paid at the rate provided in this Note (including any increased rate). Upon default, the interest rate on this Note shall,  permitted under applicable law, immediately become 17.000%.

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.

Default in Favor of Third Parties. Borrower or any Grantor defaults under any loan, extension of credit, security agreement, purchase or sales agreement, or any other agreement, in favor of any other creditor or person that may materially affect any of Borrower's property or Borrower's ability to repay this Note or perform Borrower's obligations under this Note or any of the related documents.

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.

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




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not apply  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  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.

Cure Provisions. If any default, other than a default in payment, is curable and  Borrower has not been given a notice of a breach of the same provision of this Note within the preceding twelve (12) months,  may be cured  Borrower, after Lender sends written notice to Borrower demanding cure of such default: (1) cures the default within fifteen (15) days; or (2)  the cure requires more than fifteen (15) days, immediately initiates steps which Lender deems in Lender's sole discretion to be sufficient to cure the default and thereafter continues and completes all reasonable and necessary steps sufficient to produce compliance as soon as reasonably practical.

ADDENDUM TO CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP PARAGRAPH:. The occurrence of either (I) a sale to all or substantially all of the assets of the Borrower, or (II) the acquisition in a single transaction, or series of related transactions, of at lest 50% or more of the outstanding capital stock of the Borrower.

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  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.

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 Riverside County, State of California.

DISHONORED ITEM FEE. Borrower will pay a fee to Lender of $24.50  Borrower makes a payment on Borrower's loan and the check or preauthorized charge with which Borrower pays is later dishonored.

COLLATERAL. Borrower acknowledges this Note is secured by the following collateral described in the security instrument listed herein:

(A) a Commercial Security Agreement dated May 5, 2021 made and executed between Heritage Global Inc., Heritage Global Partners Inc., Heritage Global LLC, National Loan Exchange, Inc., Heritage Global Capital LLC and Equity Partners HG, LLC and Lender on collateral described as: inventory, chattel paper, accounts, equipment and general intangibles.

LINE OF CREDIT. This Note evidences a revolving line of credit. Advances under this Note may be requested orally by Borrower or as provided in this paragraph. All oral requests shall be confirmed in writing on the day of the request. All communications, instructions, or directions by telephone or otherwise to Lender are to be directed to Lender's office shown above. The following person or persons are authorized, except as provided in this paragraph, to request advances and authorize payments under the line of credit until Lender receives from Borrower, at Lender's address shown above, written notice of revocation of such authority: JAMES SKLAR, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, GENERAL COUNSEL & SECRETARY. FUNDS WILL BE DISBURSED AS REQUESTED BY BORROWER AND APPROVED BY A C3BANK OFFICER. Borrower agrees to be liable for all sums either: (A) advanced in accordance with the instructions of an authorized person or (B) credited to any of Borrower's accounts with Lender. The unpaid principal balance owing on this Note at any time may be evidenced by endorsements on this Note or by Lender's internal records, including daily computer print-outs.

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  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: C3bank, National Association 3727 Arlington Ave Riverside, CA 92506.

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.




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By: /s/James Sklar

James Sklar, Executive Vice President, General
Counsel and Secretary of Heritage Global Inc