Form of April Note
NEITHER THIS NOTE NOR THE SECURITIES INTO WHICH THIS NOTE IS CONVERTIBLE HAVE BEEN REGISTERED WITH THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION OR THE SECURITIES COMMISSION OF ANY STATE. THESE SECURITIES HAVE BEEN SOLD IN RELIANCE UPON AN EXEMPTION FROM REGISTRATION UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED (THE “SECURITIES ACT”), AND, ACCORDINGLY, MAY NOT BE OFFERED OR SOLD EXCEPT PURSUANT TO AN EFFECTIVE REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OR PURSUANT TO AN AVAILABLE EXEMPTION FROM, OR IN A TRANSACTION NOT SUBJECT TO, THE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS OF THE SECURITIES ACT AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPLICABLE STATE SECURITIES LAWS.
|Issuance Date: April 17, 2020||Original Principal Amount: $[ ]|
|Consideration Paid at Close: $[ ]|
FOR VALUE RECEIVED, MassRoots, Inc. a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), hereby promises to pay to the order of [ ] or its registered assigns (the “Holder”) the amount set out above as the Original Principal Amount (as reduced pursuant to the terms hereof pursuant to redemption, conversion or otherwise, the “Principal”) when due, whether upon the Maturity Date (as defined below), acceleration, redemption or otherwise (in each case in accordance with the terms hereof) and to pay interest (“Interest”) on any outstanding Principal at the applicable Interest Rate from the date set out above as the Issuance Date (the “Issuance Date”) until the same becomes due and payable, upon the Maturity Date or acceleration, conversion, redemption or otherwise (in each case in accordance with the terms hereof).
The Original Principal Amount is $[ ] ([ ]) plus accrued and unpaid interest and any other fees. The Consideration is $[ ] ([ ]) payable by wire transfer (there exists a $[ ]original issue discount (the “OID”)). The Holder shall pay $[ ]of Consideration upon closing of this Note. For purposes hereof, the term “Outstanding Balance” means the Original Principal Amount, as reduced or increased, as the case may be, pursuant to the terms hereof for conversion, breach hereof or otherwise, plus any accrued but unpaid interest, collection and enforcements costs, and any other fees, penalties, damages or charges incurred under this Note.
(a) Payment of Principal. The “Maturity Date” shall be October 17, 2020, as may be extended at the option of the Holder in the event that, and for so long as, an Event of Default (as defined below) shall not have occurred and be continuing on the Maturity Date (as may be extended pursuant to this Section 1) or any event shall not have occurred and be continuing on the Maturity Date (as may be extended pursuant to this Section 1) that with the passage of time and the failure to cure would result in an Event of Default.
(b) Interest. Interest shall accrue at a rate of twelve percent annually (12%) (“Interest Rate”) of the Original Principal Amount beginning on the Issuance Date. Interest hereunder shall be paid on the Maturity Date (or sooner as provided herein) to the Holder or its assignee in whose name this Note is registered on the records of the Company regarding registration and transfers of Notes in cash or converted into Common Stock at the Conversion Price.
(2) EVENTS OF DEFAULT.
(a) An “Event of Default”, wherever used herein, means any one of the following events (whatever the reason and whether it shall be voluntary or involuntary or effected by operation of law or pursuant to any judgment, decree or order of any court, or any order, rule or regulation of any administrative or governmental body):
(i) The Company’s failure to pay to the Holder any amount of Principal, Interest, or other amounts when and as due under this Note (including, without limitation, the Company’s failure to pay any redemption payments or amounts hereunder);
(ii) A Conversion Failure as defined in section 3(b)(ii);
(iii) The Company or any subsidiary of the Company shall commence, or there shall be commenced against the Company or any subsidiary of the Company under any applicable bankruptcy or insolvency laws as now or hereafter in effect or any successor thereto, or the Company or any subsidiary of the Company commences any other proceeding under any reorganization, arrangement, adjustment of debt, relief of debtors, dissolution, insolvency or liquidation or similar law of any jurisdiction whether now or hereafter in effect relating to the Company or any subsidiary of the Company or there is commenced against the Company or any subsidiary of the Company any such bankruptcy, insolvency or other proceeding which remains undismissed for a period of 61 days; or the Company or any subsidiary of the Company is adjudicated insolvent or bankrupt; or any order of relief or other order approving any such case or proceeding is entered; or the Company or any subsidiary of the Company suffers any appointment of any custodian, private or court appointed receiver or the like for it or any substantial part of its property which continues undischarged or unstayed for a period of sixty one (61) days; or the Company or any subsidiary of the Company makes a general assignment for the benefit of creditors; or the Company or any subsidiary of the Company shall fail to pay, or shall state that it is unable to pay, or shall be unable to pay, its debts generally as they become due; or the Company or any subsidiary of the Company shall call a meeting of its creditors with a view to arranging a composition, adjustment or restructuring of its debts; or the Company or any subsidiary of the Company shall by any act or failure to act expressly indicate its consent to, approval of or acquiescence in any of the foregoing; or any corporate or other action is taken by the Company or any subsidiary of the Company for the purpose of effecting any of the foregoing;
(iv) The Company or any subsidiary of the Company shall default in any of its obligations under any other Note or any mortgage, credit agreement or other facility, indenture agreement, factoring agreement or other instrument under which there may be issued, or by which there may be secured or evidenced any indebtedness for borrowed money or money due under any long term leasing or factoring arrangement of the Company or any subsidiary of the Company in an amount exceeding $50,000, whether such indebtedness now exists or shall hereafter be created, except for notes or instruments considered to be in default prior to the date of this Note;
(v) The Company’s common stock, par value $0.001 (the “Common Stock”), is suspended or delisted for trading on the Over the Counter Marketplace (the “OTC”) (the “Primary Market”);
(vi) The Company loses its ability to deliver shares via “DWAC/FAST” electronic transfer;
(vii) The Company loses its status as “DTC Eligible”;
(viii) Except for any report the Company is required to file pursuant to the Exchange Act (including, but not limited to, the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K) for which the Securities and Exchange Commission has issued an order permitting issuers to take advantage of extended filing deadlines as a result of COVD-19, the Company shall become late or delinquent in its filing requirements as a fully-reporting issuer registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission;
(ix) The Company shall fail to reserve and keep available out of its authorized Common Stock a number of shares equal to at least 3 (three) times the full number of shares of Common Stock issuable upon conversion of all outstanding amounts under this Note; or
(b) Upon the occurrence of any Event of Default, unless triggered by reasons of impracticability or frustration of purpose due to COVID-19, the Outstanding Balance shall immediately increase to 130% of the Outstanding Balance immediately prior to the occurrence of the Event of Default (the “Default Effect”) and a penalty of one hundred dollars ($100) per day shall accrue until the default is remedied. The Default Effect shall automatically apply upon the occurrence of an Event of Default without the need for any party to give any notice or take any other action. In addition, all amounts due and payable under the Note shall, at the election of the Holder, accelerate and become immediately due and payable upon notice from the Holder to the Company.
(3) CONVERSION OF NOTE. This Note shall be convertible into shares of the Company’s Common Stock, on the terms and conditions set forth in this Section 3.
(a) Conversion Right. Subject to the provisions of Section 3(c), at any time after the Issuance Date, the Holder shall be entitled to convert any portion of the Outstanding Balance into fully paid and nonassessable shares of Common Stock in accordance with Section 3(b), at the Conversion Price (as defined below). The number of shares of Common Stock issuable upon conversion of any portion of the Outstanding Balance pursuant to this Section 3(a) shall be equal to the quotient of dividing the Outstanding Balance by the Conversion Price. The Company shall not issue any fraction of a share of Common Stock upon any conversion. If the issuance would result in the issuance of a fraction of a share of Common Stock, the Company shall round such fraction of a share of Common Stock up to the nearest whole share. The Company shall pay any and all transfer agent fees, legal fees, costs and any other fees or costs that may be incurred or charged in connection with the issuance of shares of the Company’s Common Stock to the Holder arising out of or relating to the conversion of this Note. “Conversion Price” shall mean $0.01 per share; provided, however, upon the occurrence of an Event of Default, the Conversion Price shall mean 60% of the average of the three (3) lowest closing bid prices of the Company’s Common Stock as reported by Bloomberg L.P. twenty (20) days prior to the Conversion Date (as defined below). Notwithstanding the foregoing, upon the occurrence of an Event of Default the Conversion Price shall not be less than $0.001.
(b) Mechanics of Conversion.
(i) Optional Conversion. To convert any portion of the Outstanding Balance into shares of Common Stock on any date (a “Conversion Date”), the Holder shall (A) transmit by email, facsimile (or otherwise deliver), for receipt on or prior to 11:59 p.m., New York, NY time, on such date, a copy of an executed notice of conversion in the form attached hereto as Exhibit A (the “Conversion Notice”) to the Company. On or before the third (3rd) Business Day (as defined below) following the date of receipt of a Conversion Notice (the “Share Delivery Date”), the Company shall (A) if legends are not required to be placed on certificates of Common Stock pursuant to the then existing provisions of Rule 144 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, (“Rule 144”) and provided that the Company’s transfer agent is participating in the Depository Trust Company’s (“DTC”) Fast Automated Securities Transfer Program, credit such aggregate number of shares of Common Stock to which the Holder shall be entitled to the Holder’s or its designee’s balance account with DTC through its Deposit Withdrawal Agent Commission system or (B) if the Transfer Agent is not participating in the DTC Fast Automated Securities Transfer Program, issue and deliver to the address as specified in the Conversion Notice, a certificate, registered in the name of the Holder or its designee, for the number of shares of Common Stock to which the Holder shall be entitled which certificates shall not bear any restrictive legends unless required pursuant to federal or state securities laws. If this Note is physically surrendered for conversion and the outstanding Principal of this Note is greater than the Principal portion of the Outstanding Balance being converted, then the Company shall, upon request of the Holder, as soon as practicable and in no event later than three (3) Business Days after receipt of this Note and at its own expense, issue and deliver to the holder a new Note representing the outstanding Principal not converted. The Person or Persons entitled to receive the shares of Common Stock issuable upon a conversion of this Note shall be treated for all purposes as the record holder or holders of such shares of Common Stock upon the transmission of a Conversion Notice. “Business Day” means any day except any Saturday, any Sunday, any day which is a federal legal holiday in the United States or any day on which banking institutions in the State of New York are authorized or required by law or other governmental action to close.
(ii) Company’s Failure to Timely Convert. If within two (2) Trading Days (as defined below) after the Company’s receipt of the facsimile or email copy of a Conversion Notice the Company shall fail to issue and deliver to Holder via “DWAC/FAST” electronic transfer the number of shares of Common Stock to which the Holder is entitled upon such holder’s conversion of any Conversion Amount (a “Conversion Failure”), the Principal of the Note shall increase by $500 per day until the Company issues and delivers a certificate to the Holder or credit the Holder’s balance account with DTC for the number of shares of Common Stock to which the Holder is entitled upon such holder’s conversion of any portion of the Outstanding Balance (under Holder’s and Company’s expectation that any damages will tack back to the Issuance Date). The Company will not be subject to any penalties once its transfer agent processes the shares to the DWAC system. If the Company fails to deliver shares in accordance with the timeframe stated in this Section, resulting in a Conversion Failure, the Holder, at any time prior to selling all of those shares, may rescind any portion, in whole or in part, of that particular conversion attributable to the unsold shares and have the rescinded conversion amount returned to the Outstanding Balance with the rescinded conversion shares returned to the Company (under Holder’s and Company’s expectations that any returned conversion amounts will tack back to the Issuance Date of the Note). “Trading Day” means a day on which the principal Trading Market is open for trading. “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 NYSE American, the Nasdaq Capital Market, the Nasdaq Global Market, the Nasdaq Global Select Market, the New York Stock Exchange, the Primary Market or any successors to any of the foregoing.
(iii) DWAC/FAST Eligibility. If the Company fails for any reason to deliver to the Holder the Shares by DWAC/FAST electronic transfer (such as by delivering a physical stock certificate), or if there is a Conversion Failure as defined in Section 3(b)(ii), and if the Holder incurs a Market Price Loss (as defined below), then at any time subsequent to incurring the loss the Holder may provide the Company written notice indicating the amounts payable to the Holder in respect of the Market Price Loss and the Company must make the Holder whole by either of the following options at Holder’s election:
Market Price Loss = [(High trade price for the period between the day of conversion and the day the shares clear in the Holder’s brokerage account) x (Number of shares receivable from the conversion)] – [(Net proceeds of sale of shares from conversion received by Holder) x (Number of shares receivable from the conversion)].
Option A – Pay Market Price Loss in Cash. The Company must pay the Market Price Loss by cash payment, and any such cash payment must be made by the third (3rd) business day from the time of the Holder’s written notice to the Company.
Option B – Add Market Price Loss to Outstanding Balance. The Company must pay the Market Price Loss by adding the Market Price Loss to the Outstanding Balance (under Holder’s and the Company’s expectation that any Market Price Loss amounts will tack back to the Issuance Date).
In the case that conversion shares are not deliverable by DWAC/FAST electronic transfer an additional 10% discount to the Conversion Price will apply, unless the delay was triggered by reasons of impracticability or frustration of purpose due to COVID-19.
(iv) Book-Entry. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary set forth herein, upon conversion of any portion of this Note in accordance with the terms hereof, the Holder shall not be required to physically surrender this Note to the Company unless (A) the full Outstanding Balance represented by this Note is being converted or (B) the Holder has provided the Company with prior written notice (which notice may be included in a Conversion Notice) requesting reissuance of this Note upon physical surrender of this Note. The Holder and the Company shall maintain records showing the Outstanding Balance converted and the dates of such conversions or shall use such other method, reasonably satisfactory to the Holder and the Company, so as not to require physical surrender of this Note upon conversion.
(c) Limitations on Conversions or Trading.
(i) Beneficial Ownership. The Company shall not effect any conversions of this Note and the Holder shall not have the right to convert any portion of this Note or receive shares of Common Stock as payment of interest hereunder to the extent that after giving effect to such conversion or receipt of such interest payment, the Holder, together with any affiliate thereof, would beneficially own (as determined in accordance with Section 13(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the rules promulgated thereunder) in excess of 4.99% of the number of shares of Common Stock outstanding immediately after giving effect to such conversion or receipt of shares as payment of interest. Since the Holder will not be obligated to report to the Company the number of shares of Common Stock it may hold at the time of a conversion hereunder, unless the conversion at issue would result in the issuance of shares of Common Stock in excess of 4.99% of the then outstanding shares of Common Stock without regard to any other shares which may be beneficially owned by the Holder or an affiliate thereof, the Holder shall have the authority and obligation to determine whether the restriction contained in this Section will limit any particular conversion hereunder and to the extent that the Holder determines that the limitation contained in this Section applies, the determination of which portion of the Outstanding Balance of this Note is convertible shall be the responsibility and obligation of the Holder. If the Holder has delivered a Conversion Notice for a portion of the Outstanding Balance of this Note that, without regard to any other shares that the Holder or its affiliates may beneficially own, would result in the issuance in excess of the permitted amount hereunder, the Company shall notify the Holder of this fact and shall honor the conversion for the maximum principal amount permitted to be converted on such Conversion Date in accordance with Section 3(a) and, any principal amount tendered for conversion in excess of the permitted amount hereunder shall remain outstanding under this Note. In the event that the Market Capitalization (as defined herein) of the Company falls below $2,500,000, the term “4.99%” above shall be permanently replaced with “9.99%.” “Market Capitalization” shall be defined as the product of (a) the closing price of the Common Stock of the Common Stock multiplied by (b) the number of shares of Common Stock outstanding. The provisions of this Section may be waived by Holder upon not less than 61 days prior written notification to the Company.
(ii) Capitalization. So long as this as this Note is outstanding, upon written request of the Holder, the Company shall furnish to the Holder the then-current number of Common Stock issued and outstanding, the then-current number of Common Stock authorized, and the then-current number of shares reserved for issuance for the benefit of third parties.
(d) Other Provisions.
(i) Share Reservation. The Company shall at all times reserve and keep available out of its authorized Common Stock a number of shares equal to at least three (3) times the total number of shares of Common Stock issuable upon conversion of all outstanding amounts under this Note; and within three (3) Business Days following the receipt by the Company of a Holder’s notice that such minimum number of shares of Common Stock is not so reserved, the Company shall promptly reserve a sufficient number of shares of Common Stock to comply with such requirement.
(ii) Prepayment. During the first one hundred eighty (180) days this Note is in effect, upon five (5) Business Days’ notice to Holder (“Notice Period”), the Company may redeem this Note by paying to the Holder an amount as follows (“Redemption Amount”): (i) if the redemption is within the first ninety (90) days this Note is in effect, then for an amount equal to 120% of the Outstanding Balance of this Note, and (ii) if the redemption is on or between the 91st and 180th day this Note is in effect, then for an amount equal to 135% of the Outstanding Balance of this Note. This Note may not be redeemed after one hunred eighty (180) days without written consent of the Holder. The redemption must be closed and paid for within three (3) Business Days following the Notice Period or the redemption will be invalid and the Company may not redeem this Note. The Holder may convert this Note pursuant to the terms hereof at all times, including during the Notice Period, until the Redemption Amount has been received in full.
(iii) Nothing herein shall limit a Holder’s right to pursue actual damages or declare an Event of Default pursuant to Section 2 herein for the Company’s failure to deliver certificates representing shares of Common Stock upon conversion within the period specified herein, unless the Event of Default was triggered by reasons of impracticability or frustration of purpose due to COVID-19. Except as set forth herein, Holder shall have the right to pursue all remedies available to it at law or in equity including, without limitation, a decree of specific performance and/or injunctive relief, in each case without the need to post a bond or provide other security. The exercise of any such rights shall not prohibit the Holder from seeking to enforce damages pursuant to any other Section hereof or under applicable law.
(4) Charges and Expenses. Issuance of Common Stock to Holder, or any of its assignees, upon the conversion of this Note shall be made without charge to the Holder for any issuance fee, transfer tax, legal opinion and related charges, postage/mailing charge or any other expense with respect to the issuance of such Common Stock. The Company shall pay all transfer agent fees, legal opinion letter fees, as well as brokerage and clearing firm fees incurred by Holder for the issuance and deposit of the Common Stock to Holder pursuant to any conversion of this Note, as well as any and all other fees and charges required by the respective parties as a condition to effectuate such issuance or clear such deposit. Any such fees or charges, as noted in this Section that are paid by the Holder (whether from the Company’s delays, outright refusal to pay, or otherwise), will be automatically added to the Principal of the Note and tack back to the Issuance Date for purposes of Rule 144.
(5) REISSUANCE OF THIS NOTE.
(a) Assignability. The Company may not assign this Note. This Note will be binding upon the Company and its successors and will inure to the benefit of the Holder and its successors and assigns and may be assigned by the Holder to anyone of its choosing without Company’s approval.
(b) Lost, Stolen or Mutilated Note. Upon receipt by the Company of evidence reasonably satisfactory to the Company of the loss, theft, destruction or mutilation of this Note, 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 Note, the Company shall execute and deliver to the Holder a new Note representing the outstanding Principal.
(6) NOTICES. Any notices, consents, waivers or other communications required or permitted to be given under the terms hereof must be in writing and will be deemed to have been delivered: (i) upon receipt, when delivered personally; (ii) upon receipt, when sent by facsimile (provided confirmation of transmission is mechanically or electronically generated and kept on file by the sending party) (iii) upon receipt, when sent by email; or (iv) three (3) Trading Days after deposit with a nationally recognized overnight delivery service, in each case properly addressed to the party to receive the same. The addresses and facsimile numbers for such communications shall be those set forth in the communications and documents that each party has provided the other immediately preceding the issuance of this Note or at such other address and/or facsimile number and/or to the attention of such other person as the recipient party has specified by written notice given to each other party three (3) Business Days prior to the effectiveness of such change. Written confirmation of receipt (i) given by the recipient of such notice, consent, waiver or other communication, (ii) mechanically or electronically generated by the sender’s facsimile machine containing the time, date, recipient facsimile number and an image of the first page of such transmission or (iii) provided by a nationally recognized overnight delivery service, shall be rebuttable evidence of personal service, receipt by facsimile or receipt from a nationally recognized overnight delivery service in accordance with clause (i), (ii) or (iii) above, respectively.
The addresses for such communications shall be:
If to the Company, to:
Attn: Isaac Dietrich
100 W. Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802
If to the Holder:
(7) APPLICABLE LAW AND VENUE. This Note shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, without giving effect to conflicts of laws thereof. Any action brought by either party against the other concerning the transactions contemplated by this Agreement shall be brought only in the state courts of New York or in the federal courts located in the city and county of New York, in the State of New York. Both parties and the individuals signing this Agreement agree to submit to the jurisdiction of such courts.
(8) WAIVER. Any waiver by the Holder of a breach of any provision of this Note shall not operate as or be construed to be a waiver of any other breach of such provision or of any breach of any other provision of this Note. The failure of the Holder to insist upon strict adherence to any term of this Note on one or more occasions shall not be considered a waiver or deprive that party of the right thereafter to insist upon strict adherence to that term or any other term of this Note. Any waiver must be in writing.
(9) AMENDMENT. Any provision of this Note may be amended, waived or modified (either generally or in a particular instance and either retroactively or prospectively) only with the written consent of the Company and the Holder.
(10) LIQUIDATED DAMAGES. Holder and Company agree that in the event Company fails to comply with any of the terms or provisions of this Note, Holder’s damages would be uncertain and difficult (if not impossible) to accurately estimate because of the parties’ inability to predict future interest rates, future share prices, future trading volumes and other relevant factors. Accordingly, Holder and Company agree that any fees, balance adjustments, default interest or other charges assessed under this Note are not penalties but instead are intended by the parties to be, and shall be deemed, liquidated damages (under Holder’s and Company’s expectations that any such liquidated damages will tack back to the Issuance Date for purposes of determining the holding period under Rule 144).
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Company has caused this Convertible Note to be duly executed by a duly authorized officer as of the date set forth above.
|Title:||Chief Executive Officer|
[Signature Page to Convertible Note]
Attn: Isaac Dietrich
100 W. Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802
The undersigned hereby elects to convert a portion of the $[ ]Convertible Note issued to [ ] on April 17, 2020 into Shares of Common Stock of MassRoots, Inc. according to the conditions set forth in such Note as of the date written below.
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