Benchmark Placement Agency Agreement
December 5, 2019
Taronis Technologies Inc.
300 W Clarendon Ave #230
Phoenix, AZ 85013
Attn: Mr. Scott Mahoney
Chief Executive Officer, President and Director
Dear Mr. Mahoney:
This letter (the “Agreement”) constitutes the agreement between Taronis Technologies Inc. (the “Company”) and The Benchmark Company, LLC (“Benchmark”) pursuant to which Benchmark shall act, on a best efforts and exclusive basis, as the co-agent for a private placement of Convertible Preferred securities by the Company (the “Offering”) of approximately $40 Million or such other amount or type of securities as shall be determined by the parties.
The terms of the Offering shall be mutually agreed upon by the Company and any counter-parties and nothing herein implies that Benchmark would have the power or authority to bind the Company or an obligation for the Company to complete the Offering. The Company expressly acknowledges and agrees that the execution of this Agreement does not ensure the successful completion of the Offering.
A. Fees and Expenses. In connection with the services described above, the Company shall pay to Benchmark in the aggregate, the following compensation:
1. Placement Agent Fees. Upon the successful Closing of the Offering, the Company shall pay to Benchmark fees (the “Offering Fee”) equivalent to both (i) a cash fee of an aggregate amount equal to two (2%) percent of the net proceeds received by the Company from the Offering (excluding the conversion of any warrants sold in the Offering); and (ii) warrants (the “Placement Agent Warrants”) to purchase two (2%) percent of that number of securities issued, or issuable upon conversion upon any convertible securities, in the Offering. The form of Placement Agent Warrant is attached hereto as Exhibit A.
The exercise price of the Placement Agent Warrants shall be 110% of the offering price per share and the expiration date shall be 5 years from the closing of the Transaction.
2. Expenses. In addition to any fees payable to Benchmark hereunder, whether or not the Offering is consummated, the Company hereby agrees to reimburse Benchmark for all reasonable travel and other necessary out-of-pocket expenses of third parties incurred directly in connection with Benchmark’s engagement hereunder, including the reasonable fees and expenses of Benchmark counsel, if required and provided that Benchmark is solely responsible for any fees of counsel. Any aggregate expense(s) in excess of $1,000 shall be approved by the Company in advance (provided, however, that such expense cap in no way limits or impairs the indemnification and contribution provisions of this Agreement). Reimbursement by the Company shall occur upon the earlier of the receipt of an invoice from Benchmark, the Closing, or the expiration or termination of this Agreement
B. Term and Termination of Engagement. The term (the “Term”) of Benchmark’s engagement will begin on the date hereof and end on the earlier of the close of the Offering or fifteen (15) days after the receipt by either party hereto of written notice of termination. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, the provisions concerning indemnification, contribution and the Company’s obligations to pay fees and reimburse expenses contained herein will survive any expiration or termination of this Agreement
C. Use of Information; Confidentiality. The Company will furnish Benchmark such written information as Benchmark reasonably requests in connection with the performance of their services hereunder. The Company understands, acknowledges and agrees that, in performing its services hereunder, Benchmark will use and rely entirely upon such information as well as publicly available information regarding the Company and other relevant third parties and that Benchmark does not assume responsibility for independent verification of the accuracy or completeness of any information, whether publicly available or otherwise furnished to it, concerning the Company or otherwise relevant to the Offering including, without limitation, any financial information, forecasts or projections considered by Benchmark in connection with the provision of their services.
Benchmark agrees that all nonpublic information obtained in connection with their engagement hereunder will be held in strict confidence and will be used by it solely for the purposes of performing their obligations relating to their engagement hereunder; provided, that nothing herein shall prevent Benchmark from disclosing any such information (a) in accordance with an order of any court or administrative agency or in any pending legal or administrative proceeding, or (b) to the extent that such information (i) was or becomes publicly available other than by reason of disclosure by Benchmark in violation of this Agreement or (ii) was or becomes available to Benchmark or their affiliates from a source that is not known by Benchmark to be subject to a confidentiality obligation to the Company. This undertaking by Benchmark shall automatically terminate one (1) year following the last to occur of the completion of the Offering or termination of the engagement hereunder. At the request of the Company, Benchmark will execute a commercially reasonable nondisclosure agreement in connection with the delivery and use of such information. At Company’s request, Benchmark will promptly return to the Company, or destroy, any and all materials containing such confidential information except to the extent that Benchmark are required to maintain such information in accordance with legal or regulatory requirements or consistent with Benchmark’s data retention policies.
D. Publicity. In the event of the consummation or public announcement of the Offering, Benchmark shall have the right to disclose, with the Company’s prior written approval, their participation in the Offering, including, without limitation, the placement at their cost of “tombstone” advertisements on their website and in financial and other newspapers and journals subject to all applicable laws.
E. Securities Matters. The Company shall be responsible for any and all compliance with the securities laws applicable to it, including Regulation D and the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and Rule 506 promulgated thereunder, and unless otherwise agreed in writing, all state securities (“blue sky”) laws. Benchmark agrees to cooperate with counsel to the Company in that regard. Benchmark will comply with all applicable federal and state securities laws, rules, and regulations in connection with their activities hereunder and all applicable broker-dealer registration and compliance rules and regulations. As the Offering involves a private placement of securities, the Benchmark will take no action that will jeopardize the Company’s private placement exemption from federal and state securities laws.
1. In connection with the Company’s engagement of Benchmark hereunder, the Company hereby agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Benchmark and their affiliates, and the respective controlling persons, directors, officers, partners, members, shareholders, agents, registered representatives, registered principals and employees of any of the foregoing (collectively the “Indemnified Persons”), from and against any and all claims, actions, suits, proceedings (including those members or shareholders), investigations, damages, liabilities and expenses incurred by any of them (including the reasonable fees and expenses of counsel), as incurred, (collectively a “Claim”), that are (A) directly related to or arise out of (i) any actions taken or omitted to be taken (including any untrue statements made or any statements omitted to be made) by the Company, or (ii) any actions taken or omitted to be taken by any Indemnified Person in connection with the Company’s engagement of Benchmark, or (B) otherwise relate to or arise out of Benchmark’s activities on the Company’s behalf under the Benchmark’s engagement hereunder, and the Company shall reimburse any Indemnified Person for all expenses (including the reasonable fees and expenses of counsel) as incurred by such Indemnified Person in connection with investigating, preparing or defending any such claim, action, suit or proceeding. The Company will not, however, be responsible for any Claim to have resulted from the bad faith, gross negligence, willful misconduct, illegal acts of or any breach of this Agreement by any person seeking indemnification for such Claim, including any Indemnified Person. The Company further agrees that no Indemnified Person shall have any liability to the Company for or in connection with the Company’s engagement of Benchmark except for any Claim incurred by the Company as a result of such Indemnified Person’s bad faith, gross negligence, willful misconduct, illegal acts or any breach of this Agreement.
2. Neither Party will, without the prior written consent of the other Party, settle, compromise or consent to the entry of any judgment in any pending or threatened Claim in respect of which indemnification may be sought hereunder (whether or not any Indemnified Person is an actual or potential party to such Claim), unless such settlement, compromise or consent includes an unconditional, irrevocable release of each Indemnified Person from any and all liability arising out of such Claim.
3. Promptly upon receipt by an Indemnified Person of notice of any complaint or the assertion or institution of any Claim with respect to which indemnification is being sought hereunder, such Indemnified Person shall promptly notify the Company in writing of such complaint or of such assertion or institution. If the Company so elects, the Company will assume the defense of such Claim, including the employment of counsel reasonably satisfactory to such Indemnified Person and the payment of the reasonable fees and expenses of such counsel. In the event, however, that legal counsel to such Indemnified Person reasonably determines that having common counsel would present such counsel with a conflict of interest or if the defendant in, or target of, any such Claim, includes an Indemnified Person and the Company, and legal counsel to such Indemnified Person reasonably concludes that there may be legal defenses available to it or other Indemnified Persons different from or in addition to those available to the Company, then such Indemnified Person may employ its own separate counsel to represent or defend him, her or it in any such Claim and the Company shall pay the reasonable fees and expenses of such counsel. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, if the Company fails timely or diligently to defend, contest, or otherwise protect against any Claim, the relevant Indemnified Party shall have the right, but not the obligation, to defend, contest, compromise, settle, assert cross-claims, or counterclaims or otherwise protect against the same, and shall be fully indemnified by the Company therefor, including without limitation, for the reasonable fees and expenses of its counsel and all amounts paid as a result of such Claim or the compromise or settlement thereof. In addition, with respect to any Claim in which the Company assumes the defense, the Indemnified Person shall have the right to participate in the defense of such Claim and to retain his, her or its own counsel therefor at his, her or its own expense.
4. The Company agrees that if any indemnity sought by an Indemnified Person hereunder is held by a court to be unavailable for any reason then (whether or not Benchmark are the Indemnified Person), the Company and Benchmark shall contribute to the Claim for which such indemnity is held unavailable in such proportion as is appropriate to reflect the relative benefits to the Company, on the one hand, and Benchmark on the other, in connection with Benchmark’s engagement referred to above, subject to the limitation that in no event shall the amount of the Benchmark’ s contribution to such Claim exceed the amount of fees actually received by Benchmark from the Company pursuant to Benchmark’s engagement. The Company hereby agrees that the relative benefits to the Company, on the one hand, and Benchmark on the other, with respect to Benchmark’ engagement shall be deemed to be in the same proportion as (a) the total value paid or proposed to be paid or received by the Company or its members as the case may be, pursuant to the Offering (whether or not consummated) for which Benchmark is engaged to render services bears to (b) the fee paid or proposed to be paid to Benchmark in connection with such engagement.
5. The Company’s indemnity, reimbursement and contribution obligations under this Agreement (a) shall be in addition to, and shall in no way limit or otherwise adversely affect any rights that any Indemnified Person may have at law or at equity and (b) shall be effective whether or not the Company is at fault in any way.
G. Conflicts of Interest. Notwithstanding any other provision of this letter, Benchmark represents and warrants that Benchmark and their affiliates have no material conflict of interest in connection with the assignment contemplated by this Agreement. During the term of this engagement, Benchmark will promptly advise the Company in writing of any conflict of interest detrimental to the Company of which Benchmark become aware.
H. Limitation of Engagement to the Company. The Company acknowledges that Benchmark has been retained only by the Company, that Benchmark is providing services hereunder as independent contractors (and not in any fiduciary or agency capacity) and that the Company’s engagement of Benchmark is not deemed to be on behalf of, and is not intended to confer rights upon, any member, shareholder, owner or partner of the Company or any other person not a party hereto as against Benchmark or any of its affiliates, or any of its affiliates’ respective officers, directors, controlling persons (within the meaning of Section 15 of the Securities Act or Section 20 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”)), partners, employees, registered principals, registered representatives or agents. Unless otherwise expressly agreed in writing by Benchmark, no one other than the Company or its affiliates is authorized to rely upon this Agreement or any other statements or conduct of Benchmark, and no one other than the Company or its affiliates is intended to be a beneficiary of this Agreement. The Company acknowledges that any recommendation or advice, written or oral, given by Benchmark to the Company in connection with Benchmark’s engagement is intended solely for the benefit and use of the Company’s management and directors in considering the Offering, and any such recommendation or advice is not on behalf of, and shall not confer any rights or remedies upon, any other person or be used or relied upon for any other purpose. Benchmark shall not have the authority to make any commitment binding on the Company. The Company, in its sole discretion, shall have the right to reject any investor or counterparty introduced to it by the Benchmark. The Company agrees that it will perform and comply with the covenants and other obligations set forth in the purchase agreement and related transaction documents, as applicable, between the Company and the investors in the Offering, and that Benchmark will be entitled to rely on the representations, warranties, agreements and covenants of the Company contained in such purchase agreement and related transaction documents as if such representations, warranties, agreements and covenants were made directly to Benchmark by the Company.
I. Limitation of Benchmark’s Liability to the Company. Benchmark and the Company further agree that neither Benchmark nor any of its affiliates or any of its respective officers, directors, controlling persons (within the meaning of Section 15 of the Securities Act or Section 20 of the Exchange Act), partners, employees, registered representatives, registered principals or agents shall have any liability to the Company, its security holders or creditors, or any person asserting claims on behalf of or in the right of the Company (whether direct or indirect, in contract, tort, for an act of negligence or otherwise) for any losses, fees, damages, liabilities, costs, expenses or equitable relief arising out of or relating to this Agreement or the services rendered hereunder, except for losses, fees, damages, liabilities, costs or expenses that arise out of or are based on any action of or failure to act by Benchmark and that have resulted solely from the bad faith, gross negligence, willful misconduct, illegal act or any breach of this Agreement by Benchmark.
J. Governing Law. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York applicable to agreements made and to be fully performed therein. Any disputes that arise under this Agreement, even after the termination of this Agreement, will be heard only in the state located in the County of New York, State of New York. The parties hereto expressly agree to submit themselves to the jurisdiction of the foregoing courts in the County of New York, State of New York. The parties hereto expressly waive any rights they may have to contest the jurisdiction, venue or authority of any court sitting in the City and State of New York. In the event of the bringing of any action, or suit by a party hereto against the other party hereto, arising out of or relating to this Agreement, the party in whose favor the final judgment or award shall be entered shall be entitled to have and recover from the other party the costs and expenses incurred in connection therewith, including its reasonable attorneys’ fees. Any rights to trial by jury with respect to any such action, proceeding or suit are hereby waived by Benchmark and the Company.
K. Notices. All notices hereunder will be in writing and sent by certified mail, hand delivery, overnight delivery or fax, if sent to Benchmark, to The Benchmark Company, LLC, at the address set forth on the first page hereof, fax number ###-###-####, Attention: General Counsel, and if sent to the Company, to the address set forth on the first page hereof, Attention: Manager. Notices sent by certified mail shall be deemed received five days thereafter, notices sent by hand delivery or overnight delivery shall be deemed received on the date of the relevant written record of receipt, and notices delivered by fax shall be deemed received as of the date and time printed thereon by the fax machine.
L. Miscellaneous. This Agreement shall not be modified or amended except in writing signed by Benchmark and the Company. This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of both Benchmark and the Company and their respective assigns, successors, and legal representatives. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement of Benchmark and the Company, and supersedes any prior agreements, with respect to the subject matter hereof. If any provision of this Agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable in any respect, such determination will not affect such provision in any other respect, and the remainder of the Agreement shall remain in full force and effect. This Agreement may be executed in counterparts (including facsimile counterparts), each of which shall be deemed an original but all of which together shall constitute one and the same instrument.
In acknowledgment that the foregoing correctly sets forth the understanding reached by and between Benchmark and the Company, please sign in the space provided below, whereupon this letter shall constitute a binding Agreement as of the date indicated above.
|Very truly yours,|
|THE BENCHMARK COMPANY|
Accepted and Agreed:
TARONIS TECHNOLOGIES INC.
NEITHER THE ISSUANCE AND SALE OF THE SECURITIES REPRESENTED BY THIS CERTIFICATE NOR THE SECURITIES INTO WHICH THESE SECURITIES ARE EXERCISABLE HAVE BEEN REGISTERED UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED, OR APPLICABLE STATE SECURITIES LAWS. THE SECURITIES MAY NOT BE OFFERED FOR SALE, SOLD, TRANSFERRED OR ASSIGNED (I) IN THE ABSENCE OF (A) AN EFFECTIVE REGISTRATION STATEMENT FOR THE SECURITIES UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED, OR (B) AN OPINION OF COUNSEL, IN A GENERALLY ACCEPTABLE FORM, THAT REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED UNDER SAID ACT OR (II) UNLESS SOLD PURSUANT TO RULE 144 OR RULE 144A UNDER SAID ACT.
Taronis Technologies, Inc.
Placement Agent Warrant To Purchase Common Stock
Warrant No.: PA-
Number of Shares of Common Stock:
Date of Issuance: January [ ], 2020 (“Issuance Date”)
Taronis Technologies, Inc., a Delaware corporation, (the “Company”), hereby certifies that, for good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, [ ], the registered holder hereof or its permitted assigns (the “Holder”), is entitled, subject to the terms set forth below, to purchase from the Company, at the Exercise Price (as defined below) then in effect, upon surrender of this Placement Agent Warrant to Purchase Common Stock (including any Placement Agent Warrants to Purchase Common Stock issued in exchange, transfer or replacement hereof, the “Warrant”), at any time or times on or after the Stockholder Approval Date (as defined in the Securities Purchase Agreement (as defined below)) (the “Initial Exercisability Date”), but not after 11:59 p.m., New York Time, on the Expiration Date (as defined below), [ ] ( ) fully paid nonassessable shares of Common Stock (as defined below) (the “Warrant Shares”). Except as otherwise defined herein, capitalized terms in this Warrant shall have the meanings set forth in Section 14. This Warrant is being issued to the Holder in connection with the Company’s sale of securities pursuant to that certain Securities Purchase Agreement, dated as of December [ ], 2019 (the “Subscription Date”), by and among the Company and the investors referred to therein (the “Securities Purchase Agreement”).
EXERCISE OF WARRANT.
Mechanics of Exercise. Subject to the terms and conditions hereof (including, without limitation, the limitations set forth in Section 1(f)), this Warrant may be exercised by the Holder on any day on or after the Date of Issuance in whole or in part, by (i) delivery of a written notice, in the form attached hereto as Exhibit A (the “Exercise Notice”), of the Holder’s election to exercise this Warrant and (ii) (A) payment to the Company of an amount equal to the applicable Exercise Price multiplied by the number of Warrant Shares as to which this Warrant is being exercised (the “Aggregate Exercise Price”) in cash or by wire transfer of immediately available funds. The Holder shall not be required to deliver the original Warrant in order to effect an exercise hereunder. Execution and delivery of the Exercise Notice with respect to less than all of the Warrant Shares shall have the same effect as cancellation of the original Warrant and issuance of a new Warrant evidencing the right to purchase the remaining number of Warrant Shares. On or before the second Business Day following the date on which the Company has received each of the Exercise Notice and the Aggregate Exercise Price (the “Exercise Delivery Documents”), the Company shall transmit by facsimile an acknowledgment of confirmation of receipt of the Exercise Delivery Documents to the Holder and the Company’s transfer agent (the “Transfer Agent”). On or before the second Trading Day following the date on which the Company has received all of the Exercise Delivery Documents (the “Share Delivery Date”), the Company shall (X) provided that the Transfer Agent is participating in The Depository Trust Company (“DTC”) Fast Automated Securities Transfer Program, upon the request of the Holder, credit such aggregate number of shares of Common Stock to which the Holder is entitled pursuant to such exercise to the Holder’s or its designee’s balance account with DTC through its Deposit Withdrawal Agent Commission system, or (Y) if the Transfer Agent is not participating in the DTC Fast Automated Securities Transfer Program, issue and dispatch by overnight courier to the address as specified in the Exercise Notice, a certificate, registered in the Company’s share register in the name of the Holder or its designee, for the number of shares of Common Stock to which the Holder is entitled pursuant to such exercise. Upon delivery of the Exercise Delivery Documents, the Holder shall be deemed for all corporate purposes to have become the holder of record of the Warrant Shares with respect to which this Warrant has been exercised, irrespective of the date such Warrant Shares are credited to the Holder’s DTC account or the date of delivery of the certificates evidencing such Warrant Shares, as the case may be. If this Warrant is submitted in connection with any exercise pursuant to this Section 1(a) and the number of Warrant Shares represented by this Warrant submitted for exercise is greater than the number of Warrant Shares being acquired upon an exercise, then the Company shall as soon as practicable and in no event later than three Business Days after any exercise and at its own expense, issue a new Warrant (in accordance with Section 5(d)) representing the right to purchase the number of Warrant Shares purchasable immediately prior to such exercise under this Warrant, less the number of Warrant Shares with respect to which this Warrant is exercised. No fractional shares of Common Stock are to be issued upon the exercise of this Warrant, but rather the number of shares of Common Stock to be issued shall be rounded up to the nearest whole number. The Company shall pay any and all taxes which may be payable with respect to the issuance and delivery of Warrant Shares upon exercise of this Warrant.
Exercise Price. For purposes of this Warrant, “Exercise Price” means $[ ] subject to adjustment as provided herein.
Company’s Failure to Timely Deliver Securities. If the Company shall fail for any reason or for no reason to issue to the Holder within three (3) Trading Days of receipt of the Exercise Delivery Documents, a certificate for the number of shares of Common Stock to which the Holder is entitled and register such shares of Common Stock on the Company’s share register or to credit the Holder’s balance account with DTC for such number of shares of Common Stock to which the Holder is entitled upon the Holder’s exercise of this Warrant, and if on or after such Trading Day the Holder purchases (in an open market transaction or otherwise) shares of Common Stock to deliver in satisfaction of a sale by the Holder of shares of Common Stock issuable upon such exercise that the Holder anticipated receiving from the Company (a “Buy-In”), then, in addition to all other remedies available to the Holder, the Company shall, within three Business Days after the Holder’s request and in the Holder’s discretion, either (i) pay cash to the Holder in an amount equal to the Holder’s total purchase price (including brokerage commissions, if any) for the shares of Common Stock so purchased (the “Buy-In Price”), at which point the Company’s obligation to deliver such certificate (and to issue such shares of Common Stock) or credit such Holder’s balance account with DTC shall terminate, or (ii) promptly honor its obligation to deliver to the Holder a certificate or certificates representing such shares of Common Stock or credit such Holder’s balance account with DTC and pay cash to the Holder in an amount equal to the excess (if any) of the Buy-In Price over the product of (A) such number of shares of Common Stock, times (B) the Closing Bid Price on the date of exercise.
Disputes. In the case of a dispute as to the determination of the Exercise Price or the arithmetic calculation of the Warrant Shares, the Company shall promptly issue to the Holder the number of Warrant Shares that are not disputed and resolve such dispute in accordance with Section 10.
Limitation on Exercises. The Company shall not effect the exercise of this Warrant, and the Holder shall not have the right to exercise this Warrant, to the extent that after giving effect to such exercise, such Person (together with such Person’s affiliates) would beneficially own in excess of 9.99% (the “Maximum Percentage”) of the shares of Common Stock outstanding immediately after giving effect to such exercise. For purposes of the foregoing sentence, the aggregate number of shares of Common Stock beneficially owned by such Person and its affiliates shall include the number of shares of Common Stock issuable upon exercise of this Warrant with respect to which the determination of such sentence is being made, but shall exclude shares of Common Stock which would be issuable upon (A) exercise of the remaining, unexercised portion of this Warrant beneficially owned by such Person and its affiliates and (B) exercise or conversion of the unexercised or unconverted portion of any other securities of the Company beneficially owned by such Person and its affiliates (including, without limitation, any convertible notes or convertible preferred stock or warrants) subject to a limitation on conversion or exercise analogous to the limitation contained herein. Except as set forth in the preceding sentence, for purposes of this paragraph, beneficial ownership shall be calculated in accordance with Section 13(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”). For purposes of this Warrant, in determining the number of outstanding shares of Common Stock, the Holder may rely on the number of outstanding shares of Common Stock as reflected in (1) the Company’s most recent Form 10-K, Form 10-Q, Current Report on Form 8-K or other public filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, as the case may be, (2) a more recent public announcement by the Company or (3) any other notice by the Company or the Transfer Agent setting forth the number of shares of Common Stock outstanding. For any reason at any time, upon the written or oral request of the Holder, the Company shall within one (1) Business Day confirm orally and in writing to the Holder the number of shares of Common Stock then outstanding. In any case, the number of outstanding shares of Common Stock shall be determined after giving effect to the conversion or exercise of securities of the Company by the Holder and its affiliates since the date as of which such number of outstanding shares of Common Stock was reported. The provisions of this paragraph shall be construed and implemented in a manner otherwise than in strict conformity with the terms of this Section 1(f) to correct this paragraph (or any portion hereof) which may be defective or inconsistent with the intended beneficial ownership limitation herein contained or to make changes or supplements necessary or desirable to properly give effect to such limitation.
ADJUSTMENT OF EXERCISE PRICE AND NUMBER OF WARRANT SHARES. The Exercise Price and the number of Warrant Shares shall be adjusted from time to time as follows:
If the Company at any time on or after the Date of Issuance subdivides (by any stock split, stock dividend, recapitalization or otherwise) one or more classes of its outstanding shares of Common Stock into a greater number of shares, the Exercise Price in effect immediately prior to such subdivision will be proportionately reduced and the number of Warrant Shares will be proportionately increased. If the Company at any time on or after the Date of Issuance combines (by combination, reverse stock split or otherwise) one or more classes of its outstanding shares of Common Stock into a smaller number of shares, the Exercise Price in effect immediately prior to such combination will be proportionately increased and the number of Warrant Shares will be proportionately decreased. Any adjustment under this Section 2(a) shall become effective at the close of business on the date the subdivision or combination becomes effective.
Voluntary Adjustment By Company. The Company may at any time during the term of this Warrant reduce the then current Exercise Price to any amount and for any period of time deemed appropriate by the Board of Directors of the Company.
WARRANT HOLDER NOT DEEMED A STOCKHOLDER. Except as otherwise specifically provided herein, the Holder, solely in such Person’s capacity as a holder of this Warrant, shall not be entitled to vote or receive dividends or be deemed the holder of share capital of the Company for any purpose, nor shall anything contained in this Warrant be construed to confer upon the Holder, solely in such Person’s capacity as the Holder of this Warrant, any of the rights of a shareholder of the Company or any right to vote, give or withhold consent to any corporate action (whether any reorganization, issue of stock, reclassification of stock, consolidation, merger, conveyance or otherwise), receive notice of meetings, receive dividends or subscription rights, or otherwise, prior to the issuance to the Holder of the Warrant Shares which such Person is then entitled to receive upon the due exercise of this Warrant. In addition, nothing contained in this Warrant shall be construed as imposing any liabilities on the Holder to purchase any securities (upon exercise of this Warrant or otherwise) or as a shareholder of the Company, whether such liabilities are asserted by the Company or by creditors of the Company. Notwithstanding this Section 3, the Company shall provide the Holder with copies of the same notices and other information given to the shareholders of the Company generally, contemporaneously with the giving thereof to the shareholders.
NONCIRCUMVENTION. The Company hereby covenants and agrees that the Company will not, by amendment of its Certificate of Incorporation, Bylaws or through any reorganization, transfer of assets, consolidation, merger, scheme of arrangement, dissolution, issue or sale of securities, or any other voluntary action, avoid or seek to avoid the observance or performance of any of the terms of this Warrant, and will at all times in good faith carry out all the provisions of this Warrant and take all action as may be required to protect the rights of the Holder. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Company (i) shall not increase the par value of any shares of Common Stock receivable upon the exercise of this Warrant above the Exercise Price then in effect, (ii) shall take all such actions as may be necessary or appropriate in order that the Company may validly and legally issue fully paid and nonassessable shares of Common Stock upon the exercise of this Warrant, and (iii) shall, so long as any of the Warrants are outstanding, take all action necessary to reserve and keep available out of its authorized and unissued shares of Common Stock, solely for the purpose of effecting the exercise of the Warrants, 100% of the number of shares of Common Stock as shall from time to time be necessary to effect the exercise of the Warrants then outstanding (without regard to any limitations on exercise).
REISSUANCE OF WARRANTS.
Transfer of Warrant. If this Warrant is to be transferred, the Holder shall surrender this Warrant to the Company, whereupon the Company will forthwith issue and deliver upon the order of the Holder a new Warrant (in accordance with Section 5(d)), registered as the Holder may request, representing the right to purchase the number of Warrant Shares being transferred by the Holder and, if less than the total number of Warrant Shares then underlying this Warrant is being transferred, a new Warrant (in accordance with Section 5(d)) to the Holder representing the right to purchase the number of Warrant Shares not being transferred.
Lost, Stolen or Mutilated Warrant. Upon receipt by the Company 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, of any indemnification undertaking by the Holder to the Company in customary form and, in the case of mutilation, upon surrender and cancellation of this Warrant, the Company shall execute and deliver to the Holder a new Warrant (in accordance with Section 5(d)) representing the right to purchase the Warrant Shares then underlying this Warrant.
Exchangeable for Multiple Warrants. This Warrant is exchangeable, upon the surrender hereof by the Holder at the principal office of the Company, for a new Warrant or Warrants (in accordance with Section 5(d)) representing in the aggregate the right to purchase the number of Warrant Shares then underlying this Warrant, and each such new Warrant will represent the right to purchase such portion of such Warrant Shares as is designated by the Holder at the time of such surrender; provided, however, that no Warrants for fractional shares of Common Stock shall be given.
Issuance of New Warrants. Whenever the Company is required to issue a new Warrant pursuant to the terms of this Warrant, such new Warrant (i) shall be of like tenor with this Warrant, (ii) shall represent, as indicated on the face of such new Warrant, the right to purchase the Warrant Shares then underlying this Warrant (or in the case of a new Warrant being issued pursuant to Section 5(a) or Section 5(c), the Warrant Shares designated by the Holder which, when added to the number of shares of Common Stock underlying the other new Warrants issued in connection with such issuance, does not exceed the number of Warrant Shares then underlying this Warrant), (iii) shall have an issuance date, as indicated on the face of such new Warrant which is the same as the Issuance Date, and (iv) shall have the same rights and conditions as this Warrant.
NOTICES. The Company shall provide the Holder with prompt written notice of all actions taken pursuant to this Warrant, including in reasonable detail a description of such action and the reason therefore. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Company will give written notice to the Holder immediately upon any adjustment of the Exercise Price, setting forth in reasonable detail, and certifying, the calculation of such adjustment.
AMENDMENT AND WAIVER. Except as otherwise provided herein, the provisions of this Warrant may be amended and the Company may take any action herein prohibited, or omit to perform any act herein required to be performed by it, only if the Company has obtained the written consent of the Holder; provided that no such action may increase the exercise price of any Warrant or decrease the number of shares or class of stock obtainable upon exercise of any Warrant without the written consent of the Holder. No such amendment shall be effective to the extent that it applies to less than all of the holders of the Warrants then outstanding.
GOVERNING LAW. This Warrant shall be governed by and construed and enforced in accordance with, and all questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and performance of this Warrant shall be governed by, the internal laws of the State of New York, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law provision or rule (whether of the State of New York or any other jurisdictions) that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdictions other than the State of New York.
CONSTRUCTION; HEADINGS. This Warrant shall be deemed to be jointly drafted by the Company and the Holder and shall not be construed against any person as the drafter hereof. The headings of this Warrant are for convenience of reference and shall not form part of, or affect the interpretation of, this Warrant.
DISPUTE RESOLUTION. In the case of a dispute as to the determination of the Exercise Price or the arithmetic calculation of the Warrant Shares, the Company shall submit the disputed determinations or arithmetic calculations via facsimile within two Business Days of receipt of the Exercise Notice giving rise to such dispute, as the case may be, to the Holder. If the Holder and the Company are unable to agree upon such determination or calculation of the Exercise Price or the Warrant Shares within three Business Days of such disputed determination or arithmetic calculation being submitted to the Holder, then the Company shall, within two Business Days submit via facsimile (a) the disputed determination of the Exercise Price to an independent, reputable investment bank selected by the Company and approved by the Holder or (b) the disputed arithmetic calculation of the Warrant Shares to the Company’s independent, outside accountant. The Company shall cause at its expense the investment bank or the accountant, as the case may be, to perform the determinations or calculations and notify the Company and the Holder of the results no later than ten Business Days from the time it receives the disputed determinations or calculations. Such investment bank’s or accountant’s determination or calculation, as the case may be, shall be binding upon all parties absent demonstrable error.
REMEDIES, OTHER OBLIGATIONS, BREACHES AND INJUNCTIVE RELIEF. The remedies provided in this Warrant shall be cumulative and in addition to all other remedies available under this Warrant, at law or in equity (including a decree of specific performance and/or other injunctive relief), and nothing herein shall limit the right of the Holder right to pursue actual damages for any failure by the Company to comply with the terms of this Warrant. The Company acknowledges that a breach by it of its obligations hereunder will cause irreparable harm to the Holder and that the remedy at law for any such breach may be inadequate. The Company therefore agrees that, in the event of any such breach or threatened breach, the holder of this Warrant shall be entitled, in addition to all other available remedies, to an injunction restraining any breach, without the necessity of showing economic loss and without any bond or other security being required.
TRANSFER. This Warrant may be offered for sale, sold, transferred or assigned without the consent of the Company.
SEVERABILITY. If any provision of this Warrant is prohibited by law or otherwise determined to be invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, the provision that would otherwise be prohibited, invalid or unenforceable shall be deemed amended to apply to the broadest extent that it would be valid and enforceable, and the invalidity or unenforceability of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of this Warrant so long as this Warrant as so modified continues to express, without material change, the original intentions of the parties as to the subject matter hereof and the prohibited nature, invalidity or unenforceability of the provision(s) in question does not substantially impair the respective expectations or reciprocal obligations of the parties or the practical realization of the benefits that would otherwise be conferred upon the parties. The parties will endeavor in good faith negotiations to replace the prohibited, invalid or unenforceable provision(s) with a valid provision(s), the effect of which comes as close as possible to that of the prohibited, invalid or unenforceable provision(s).
CERTAIN DEFINITIONS. For purposes of this Warrant, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
“Bloomberg” means Bloomberg Financial Markets.
“Business Day” means any day other than Saturday, Sunday or other day on which commercial banks in The City of New York are authorized or required by law to remain closed.
“Closing Bid Price” and “Closing Sale Price” means, for any security as of any date, the last closing bid price and last closing trade price, respectively, for such security on the Principal Market, as reported by Bloomberg, or, if the Principal Market begins to operate on an extended hours basis and does not designate the closing bid price or the closing trade price, as the case may be, then the last bid price or last trade price, respectively, of such security prior to 4:00 p.m., New York Time, as reported by Bloomberg, or, if the Principal Market is not the principal securities exchange or trading market for such security, the last closing bid price or last trade price, respectively, of such security on the principal securities exchange or trading market where such security is listed or traded as reported by Bloomberg, or if the foregoing do not apply, the last closing bid price or last trade price, respectively, of such security in the over-the-counter market on the electronic bulletin board for such security as reported by Bloomberg, or, if no closing bid price or last trade price, respectively, is reported for such security by Bloomberg, the average of the bid prices, or the ask prices, respectively, of any market makers for such security as reported in the Pink Open Market (f/k/a OTC Pink) published by OTC Markets Group, Inc. (or a similar organization or agency succeeding to its functions of reporting prices). If the Closing Bid Price or the Closing Sale Price cannot be calculated for a security on a particular date on any of the foregoing bases, the Closing Bid Price or the Closing Sale Price, as the case may be, of such security on such date shall be the fair market value as mutually determined by the Company and the Holder. If the Company and the Holder are unable to agree upon the fair market value of such security, then such dispute shall be resolved pursuant to Section 10. All such determinations to be appropriately adjusted for any stock dividend, stock split, stock combination or other similar transaction during the applicable calculation period.
“Common Stock” means (i) the Company’s shares of Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share, and (ii) any share capital into which such Common Stock shall have been changed or any share capital resulting from a reclassification of such Common Stock.
“Expiration Date” means January [ ], 2025, or if such date falls on a day other than a Business Day or on which trading does not take place on the Principal Market, the next Business Day.
“Person” means an individual, a limited liability company, a partnership, a joint venture, a corporation, a trust, an unincorporated organization, any other entity and a government or any department or agency thereof.
“Principal Market” means the NASDAQ Capital Market.
“Trading Day” means any day on which the Common Stock is traded on the Principal Market, or, if the Principal Market is not the principal trading market for the Common Stock, then on the principal securities exchange or securities market on which the Common Stock is then traded; provided that “Trading Day” shall not include any day on which the Common Stock is scheduled to trade on such exchange or market for less than 4.5 hours or any day that the Common Stock is suspended from trading during the final hour of trading on such exchange or market (or if such exchange or market does not designate in advance the closing time of trading on such exchange or market, then during the hour ending at 4:00 p.m., New York time).
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Company has caused this Placement Agent Warrant to Purchase Common Stock to be duly executed as of the Issuance Date set out above.
|Taronis Technologies, Inc.|
|Title:||Chief Executive Officer|
TO BE EXECUTED BY THE REGISTERED HOLDER TO EXERCISE THIS
PLACEMENT AGENT WARRANT TO PURCHASE COMMON STOCK
TARONIS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
The undersigned holder hereby exercises the right to purchase _________________ of the shares of Common Stock (“Warrant Shares”) of Taronis Technologies, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), evidenced by the attached Placement Agent Warrant to Purchase Common Stock (the “Warrant”). Capitalized terms used herein and not otherwise defined shall have the respective meanings set forth in the Warrant.
1. Form of Exercise Price. The Holder intends that payment of the Exercise Price shall be made with respect to _________________ Warrant Shares.
2. Payment of Exercise Price. The Holder shall pay the Aggregate Exercise Price in the sum of $___________________ to the Company in accordance with the terms of the Warrant.
3. Delivery of Warrant Shares. The Company shall deliver to the Holder __________ Warrant Shares in accordance with the terms of the Warrant.
|Date: _______________ __, ______|
|Name of Registered Holder|
The Company hereby acknowledges this Exercise Notice and hereby directs Corporate Stock Transfer to issue the above indicated number of shares of Common Stock.
|TARONIS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.|