EX-10.1 4 f10q0619ex10-1_originclear.htm FORM OF SUBSCRIPTION AGREEMENT FOR SHARES OF SERIES K AND L PREFERRED STOCK
Subscription Agreement between the Company, and purchaser identified on the signature page to this Agreement (the “Subscriber”), and is being delivered to the Subscriber in connection with its investment in OriginClear, Inc., a Nevada corporation (the “Company”). The Company is conducting a private placement (the “Offering”) for an amount of up to $4,000,000 of Units, each Unit consisting of (i) 100 shares (the “Series K Preferred Shares”) of the Company’s newly created Series K Preferred Stock, having the rights set forth the Certificate of Designation of Series K Preferred Stock substantially in the form of Exhibit A hereto (the “Series K Certificate of Designation”), and (ii) such number of shares of newly created Series L Preferred Stock, substantially in the form of Exhibit B hereto (the “Series L Certificate of Designation”) equal to the number that, if such Series L Preferred Shares were converted to common stock, the number of shares of common stock issuable upon such conversion would be equal to the amount determined by dividing $50,000 by the conversion price of the Series L Preferred Stock based on Section 6(a)(i)(a) under the Series L Certificate of Designation (which is equal to the closing price of the common stock on the date the Company has banked funds and received and accepted executed subscription documents and the purchase price under the Subscription Agreement from the investor (the “Series L Preferred Shares”; the Units, the Series K Preferred Shares, the Series L Preferred Shares and the shares of common stock issuable upon conversion of the Series L Preferred Shares are referred to collectively herein as the “Securities”) at a purchase price of $100,000 per Unit. For the avoidance of doubt, the amount of Series K Preferred Shares and Series L Preferred Shares received by Subscriber will be determined on a pro rata basis with respect to any partial Units purchased.
Solely by way of illustration, in the event a Subscriber hereunder purchases $100,000 of Units, and the closing price of the common stock on the date the Company has banked funds and received and accepted executed subscription documents and the purchase price from such Subscriber is $0.001, such Subscriber would receive 100 shares of Series K Preferred Stock and 50 shares of Series L Preferred Stock.
Aggregate chronological sales of Series K Preferred Shares of $500,000 will each be deemed to be one “Tranche” for purposes of the Series K Certificate of Designation, provided that, in the event any Tranche is not fully sold within 3 months from the date of commencement of such Tranche, such Tranche will then be deemed to expire on such date. Shares of Series L Preferred Stock purchased hereunder may include fractional shares which will be rounded to the nearest one-hundredth of a share.
IMPORTANT INVESTOR NOTICES
NO OFFERING LITERATURE OR ADVERTISEMENT IN ANY FORM MAY BE RELIED UPON IN THE OFFERING OF THE UNITS EXCEPT FOR THIS SUBSCRIPTION AGREEMENT AND ANY SUPPLEMENTS HERETO (THE “AGREEMENT”), AND NO PERSON HAS BEEN AUTHORIZED TO MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS EXCEPT THOSE CONTAINED HEREIN.
THIS AGREEMENT IS CONFIDENTIAL AND THE CONTENTS HEREOF MAY NOT BE REPRODUCED, DISTRIBUTED OR DIVULGED BY OR TO ANY PERSONS OTHER THAN THE RECIPIENT OR ITS REPRESENTATIVE, ACCOUNTANT OR LEGAL COUNSEL, WITHOUT THE PRIOR WRITTEN CONSENT OF THE COMPANY. EACH PERSON WHO ACCEPTS DELIVERY OF THIS AGREEMENT ACKNOWLEDGES AND AGREES TO THE FOREGOING RESTRICTIONS.
THIS AGREEMENT DOES NOT PURPORT TO BE ALL-INCLUSIVE OR TO CONTAIN ALL OF THE INFORMATION THAT YOU MAY DESIRE IN EVALUATING THE COMPANY, OR AN INVESTMENT IN THE OFFERING. THIS AGREEMENT DOES NOT CONTAIN ALL OF THE INFORMATION THAT WOULD NORMALLY APPEAR IN A PROSPECTUS FOR AN OFFERING REGISTERED UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT. YOU MUST CONDUCT AND RELY ON YOUR OWN EVALUATION OF THE COMPANY AND THE TERMS OF THE OFFERING, INCLUDING THE MERITS AND RISKS INVOLVED, IN DECIDING WHETHER TO INVEST IN THE OFFERING.
THIS AGREEMENT DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER OR SOLICITATION OF AN OFFER TO ANY PERSON OR IN ANY JURISDICTION WHERE SUCH OFFER OR SOLICITATION IS UNLAWFUL OR NOT AUTHORIZED. EACH PERSON WHO ACCEPTS DELIVERY OF THIS AGREEMENT AGREES TO RETURN IT AND ALL RELATED DOCUMENTS IF SUCH PERSON DOES NOT PURCHASE ANY OF THE UNITS DESCRIBED HEREIN.
NEITHER THE DELIVERY OF THIS AGREEMENT AT ANY TIME NOR ANY SALE OF UNITS HEREUNDER SHALL IMPLY THAT INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN IS CORRECT AS OF ANY TIME SUBSEQUENT TO ITS DATE. THE COMPANY WILL EXTEND TO EACH PROSPECTIVE INVESTOR (AND TO ITS REPRESENTATIVE, ACCOUNTANT OR LEGAL COUNSEL, IF ANY) THE OPPORTUNITY, PRIOR TO ITS PURCHASE OF UNITS, TO ASK QUESTIONS OF AND RECEIVE ANSWERS FROM THE COMPANY CONCERNING THE OFFERING AND TO OBTAIN ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, TO THE EXTENT THE COMPANY POSSESSES THE SAME OR CAN ACQUIRE IT WITHOUT UNREASONABLE EFFORT OR EXPENSE, IN ORDER TO VERIFY THE ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION SET FORTH HEREIN. ALL SUCH ADDITIONAL INFORMATION SHALL ONLY BE PROVIDED IN WRITING AND IDENTIFIED AS SUCH BY THE COMPANY THROUGH ITS DULY AUTHORIZED OFFICERS AND/OR DIRECTORS ALONE; NO ORAL INFORMATION OR INFORMATION PROVIDED BY ANY BROKER OR THIRD PARTY MAY BE RELIED UPON.
NO REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES OR ASSURANCES OF ANY KIND ARE MADE OR SHOULD BE INFERRED WITH RESPECT TO THE ECONOMIC RETURN, IF ANY, THAT MAY ACCRUE TO AN INVESTOR IN THE COMPANY.
THIS AGREEMENT CONTAINS FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS REGARDING THE COMPANY’S PERFORMANCE, STRATEGY, PLANS, OBJECTIVES, EXPECTATIONS, BELIEFS AND INTENTIONS. THE OUTCOME OF THE EVENTS DESCRIBED IN THESE FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS IS SUBJECT TO SUBSTANTIAL RISKS, AND ACTUAL RESULTS COULD DIFFER MATERIALLY.
THE OFFERING PRICE OF THE UNITS HAS BEEN DETERMINED ARBITRARILY. THE PRICE OF THE UNITS DOES NOT NECESSARILY BEAR ANY RELATIONSHIP TO THE ASSETS, EARNINGS OR BOOK VALUE OF THE COMPANY, OR TO POTENTIAL ASSETS, EARNINGS, OR BOOK VALUE OF THE COMPANY. THERE IS NO PUBLIC MARKET FOR THE COMPANY’S SERIES K PREFERRED STOCK OR SERIES L PREFERRED STOCK AND A LIMITED MARKET IN THE COMPANY’S COMMON STOCK AND THERE CAN BE NO ASSURANCE THAT AN ACTIVE TRADING MARKET IN ANY OF THE COMPANY’S SECURITIES WILL DEVELOP OR BE MAINTAINED. THE PRICE OF SHARES OF COMMON STOCK QUOTED ON THE OTC MARKETS OR TRADED ON ANY EXCHANGE MAY BE IMPACTED BY A LACK OF LIQUIDITY OR AVAILABILITY OF SUCH SHARES FOR PUBLIC SALE AND ALSO WILL NOT NECESSARILY BEAR ANY RELATIONSHIP TO THE ASSETS, EARNINGS, BOOK VALUE OR POTENTIAL PROSPECTS OF THE COMPANY. SUCH PRICES SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED ACCURATE INDICATORS OF FUTURE QUOTED OR TRADING PRICES THAT MAY SUBSEQUENTLY EXIST FOLLOWING THIS OFFERING.
THE COMPANY RESERVES THE RIGHT, IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION, TO REJECT ANY SUBSCRIPTION IN WHOLE OR IN PART FOR ANY REASON OR FOR NO REASON. THE COMPANY IS NOT OBLIGATED TO NOTIFY RECIPIENTS OF THIS AGREEMENT WHETHER ALL OF THE UNITS OFFERED HEREBY HAVE BEEN SOLD.
FOR RESIDENTS OF ALL STATES
THIS OFFERING IS BEING MADE SOLELY TO “ACCREDITED INVESTORS,” AS SUCH TERM IS DEFINED IN RULE 501 OF REGULATION D UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED (THE “SECURITIES ACT”). THE SECURITIES OFFERED HEREBY HAVE NOT BEEN REGISTERED UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OR THE SECURITIES LAWS OF ANY STATE AND WILL BE OFFERED AND SOLD IN RELIANCE UPON THE EXEMPTION FROM REGISTRATION AFFORDED BY SECTION 4(a)(2) THEREUNDER AND REGULATION D (RULE 506) OF THE SECURITIES ACT AND CORRESPONDING PROVISIONS OF STATE SECURITIES LAWS.
THE SECURITIES OFFERED HEREBY ARE SUBJECT TO RESTRICTION ON TRANSFERABILITY AND RESALE AND MAY NOT BE TRANSFERRED OR RESOLD EXCEPT AS PERMITTED UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT AND APPLICABLE STATE LAWS, PURSUANT TO REGISTRATION OR EXEMPTION THEREFROM. INVESTORS SHOULD BE AWARE THAT THEY WILL BE REQUIRED TO BEAR THE FINANCIAL RISKS OF THIS INVESTMENT FOR AN INDEFINITE PERIOD OF TIME.
THE SECURITIES OFFERED HEREBY HAVE NOT BEEN APPROVED OR DISAPPROVED BY THE UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION (“SEC”), ANY STATE SECURITIES COMMISSION OR ANY OTHER REGULATORY AUTHORITY, NOR HAVE ANY OF THE FOREGOING AUTHORITIES PASSED UPON OR ENDORSED THE MERITS OF THIS OFFERING OR THE ACCURACY OR ADEQUACY OF THIS AGREEMENT. ANY REPRESENTATION TO THE CONTRARY IS UNLAWFUL.
PROSPECTIVE INVESTORS SHOULD NOT CONSTRUE THE CONTENTS OF THIS AGREEMENT AS INVESTMENT, LEGAL, BUSINESS, OR TAX ADVICE. EACH INVESTOR SHOULD CONTACT HIS, HER OR ITS OWN ADVISORS REGARDING THE APPROPRIATENESS OF THIS INVESTMENT AND THE TAX CONSEQUENCES THEREOF, WHICH MAY DIFFER DEPENDING ON AN INVESTOR’S PARTICULAR FINANCIAL SITUATION. IN NO EVENT SHOULD THIS AGREEMENT BE DEEMED OR CONSIDERED TO BE TAX ADVICE PROVIDED BY THE COMPANY.
FOR FLORIDA RESIDENTS ONLY
THE SECURITIES REFERRED TO HEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO, AND ACQUIRED BY, THE HOLDER IN A TRANSACTION EXEMPT UNDER § 517.061 OF THE FLORIDA SECURITIES ACT. THE SECURITIES HAVE NOT BEEN REGISTERED UNDER SAID ACT IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA. IN ADDITION, ALL FLORIDA RESIDENTS SHALL HAVE THE PRIVILEGE OF VOIDING THE PURCHASE WITHIN THREE (3) DAYS AFTER THE FIRST TENDER OF CONSIDERATION IS MADE BY SUCH SUBSCRIBER TO THE COMPANY, AN AGENT OF THE COMPANY, OR WITHIN THREE DAYS AFTER THE AVAILABILITY OF THAT PRIVILEGE IS COMMUNICATED TO SUCH SUBSCRIBER, WHICHEVER OCCURS LATER.
|1.||SUBSCRIPTION AND PURCHASE PRICE|
(a) Subscription. Subject to the conditions set forth in Section 2 hereof, the Subscriber hereby subscribes for and agrees to purchase the number of Units indicated on the Subscriber’s signature pages hereof on the terms and conditions described herein.
(b) Purchase of Units. The Subscriber understands and acknowledges that the Purchase Price to be remitted to the Company in exchange for the Units shall be set at $100,000 per Unit, for an aggregate purchase price as set forth on page 11 hereof (the “Aggregate Purchase Price”). The Subscriber shall concurrently with delivery of this Agreement to the Company pay the Purchase Price for the Units subscribed for hereunder, payable in United States Dollars, by wire transfer of immediately available funds to the Company in accordance with the wire instructions provided on Annex A, or by remitting a check using the Company’s Federal Express account and address which are also provided on Annex A. The Subscriber understands and agrees that, subject to Section 2 and applicable laws, by executing this Agreement, it is entering into a binding agreement.
|2.||ACCEPTANCE, OFFERING TERM AND CLOSING PROCEDURES|
(a) Acceptance or Rejection. Subject to full, faithful and punctual performance and discharge by the Company of all of its duties, obligations and responsibilities as set forth in this Agreement and any other agreement entered into between the Subscriber and the Company relating to this subscription (collectively, the “Transaction Documents”), the Subscriber shall be legally bound to purchase the Units pursuant to the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement. For the avoidance of doubt, upon the occurrence of the failure by the Company to fully, faithfully and punctually perform and discharge any of its duties, obligations and responsibilities as set forth in any of the Transaction Documents, which shall have been performed or otherwise discharged prior to the Closing, the Subscriber may, on or prior to the Closing (as defined below), at its sole and absolute discretion, elect not to purchase the Units and provide instructions to the Company to receive the full and immediate refund of the Aggregate Purchase Price. The Subscriber understands and agrees that the Company reserves the right to reject this subscription for Units in whole or part in any order at any time prior to the Closing for any reason or for no reason, notwithstanding the Subscriber’s prior receipt of notice of acceptance of the Subscriber’s subscription. In the event the Closing does not take place because of (i) the rejection of subscription for Units by the Company; or (ii) the election not to purchase the Units by the Subscriber; or (iii) a Tranche expires prior to any closings taking place under such Tranche (provided, that, the Company may in its sole discretion continue the offering and include any subsequent Subscribers in a subsequent Tranche, subject to the maximum amount of $4,000,000 in Units offered) for any reason or no reason (including, without limitation, because the Company has terminated the Offering, which the Company may do at any time in its discretion), this Agreement and any other Transaction Documents shall thereafter be terminated and have no force or effect, and the parties shall take all steps, to ensure that the Aggregate Purchase Price shall promptly be returned or caused to be returned to the Subscriber without interest thereon or deduction therefrom.
(b) Closing. The closing of the purchase and sale of the Units hereunder (the “Closing”) shall take place at the offices of the Company or such other place as determined by the Company and may take place in one of more closings. Closings shall take place on a Business Day promptly following the satisfaction of the conditions set forth in Section 7 below, as determined by the Company (the “Closing Date”). “Business Day” shall mean from the hours of 9:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) through 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) of a day other than a Saturday, Sunday or other day on which commercial banks in New York, New York are authorized or required to be closed. The Series K Preferred Shares and Series L Preferred Shares comprising the Units purchased by the Subscriber will be delivered by the Company within 15 Business Days following the Closing Date.
(c) Following Acceptance or Rejection. The Subscriber acknowledges and agrees that this Agreement and any other documents delivered in connection herewith will be held by the Company. In the event that this Agreement is not accepted by the Company for whatever reason, which the Company expressly reserves the right to do, this Agreement, the Aggregate Purchase Price received (without interest thereon) and any other documents delivered in connection herewith will be returned to the Subscriber at the address of the Subscriber as set forth in this Agreement. If this Agreement is accepted by the Company, the Company is entitled to treat the Aggregate Purchase Price received as an interest free loan to the Company until such time as the Subscription is accepted.
|3.||THE SUBSCRIBER’S REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES AND COVENANTS|
The Subscriber hereby acknowledges, agrees with and represents, warrants and covenants to the Company, as follows:
(a) The Subscriber has full power and authority to enter into this Agreement, the execution and delivery of which has been duly authorized by all the necessary corporate actions, and no other acts or proceedings on the part of the Subscriber are necessary to authorize the execution, delivery or performance by the Subscriber of this Agreement, if applicable, and this Agreement constitutes a valid and legally binding obligation of the Subscriber, except as may be limited by bankruptcy, reorganization, insolvency, moratorium and similar laws of general application relating to or affecting the enforcement of rights of creditors, and except as enforceability of the obligations hereunder are subject to general principles of equity (regardless of whether such enforceability is considered in a proceeding in equity or law).
(b) The Subscriber acknowledges its understanding that the Offering and sale of the Securities is intended to be exempt from registration under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), by virtue of Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act and the provisions of Regulation D promulgated thereunder (“Regulation D”). In furtherance thereof, the Subscriber represents and warrants to the Company and its affiliates as follows:
(i) The Subscriber realizes that the basis for the exemption from registration may not be available if, notwithstanding the Subscriber’s representations contained herein, the Subscriber is merely acquiring the Securities for a fixed or determinable period in the future, or for a market rise, or for sale if the market does not rise. The Subscriber does not have any such intention.
(ii) The Subscriber realizes that the basis for exemption would not be available if the Offering is part of a plan or scheme to evade registration provisions of the Securities Act or any applicable state or federal securities laws.
(iii) The Subscriber is acquiring the Securities solely for investment purposes, and not with a view towards, or resale in connection with, any distribution of the Securities
(iv) The Subscriber has the financial ability to bear the economic risk of the Subscriber’s investment, has adequate means for providing for its current needs and contingencies, and has no need for liquidity with respect to an investment in the Company.
(v) The Subscriber and the Subscriber’s attorney, accountant, purchaser representative and/or tax advisor, if any (collectively, the “Advisors”) has such knowledge and experience in financial and business matters as to be capable of evaluating the merits and risks of a prospective investment in the Securities. If other than an individual, the Subscriber also represents it has not been organized solely for the purpose of acquiring the Securities.
(vi) The Subscriber has carefully reviewed and understands this Agreement in its entirety, including without limitation all Exhibits hereto (including the Series K Certificate of Designation, the Series L Certificate of Designation, and the security agreement attached as Exhibit C (the “Security Agreement”)) and Composite Annex B including the Risk Factors included therein. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Subscriber is aware that, pursuant to the Series L Certificate of Designation, upon conversion of shares of Series L Preferred Stock, a Subscriber that holds securities of the Company that such Subscriber purchased in certain prior offerings of the Company will be entitled to Make-Good Shares (as defined therein), subject to the terms and conditions set forth therein, that a Subscriber that does not hold such securities purchased in such prior offerings of the Company will not be entitled to.
(vii) The Subscriber (together with its Advisors, if any) has received all documents requested by the Subscriber or its agents (including that which is attached hereto forming Composite Annex B, attached hereto), has carefully reviewed them and understands the information contained therein, prior to the execution of this Agreement.
(c) The Subscriber is not relying on the Company or any of its employees, agents, sub-agents or advisors with respect to the legal, tax, economic and related considerations involved in this investment. The Subscriber has relied on the advice of, or has consulted with, only its Advisors.
(d) The Subscriber has carefully considered the potential risks relating to the Company and a purchase of the Securities, and fully understands that the Securities are a speculative investment that involves a high degree of risk of loss of the Subscriber’s entire investment. Among other things, the Subscriber has carefully considered each of the risks as described on Annex C, attached hereto.
(e) The Subscriber will not sell or otherwise transfer any Securities without registration under the Securities Act or an exemption therefrom, and fully understands and agrees that the Subscriber must bear the economic risk of its purchase because, among other reasons, the Securities have not been registered under the Securities Act or under the securities laws of any state and, therefore, cannot be resold, pledged, assigned or otherwise disposed of unless they are subsequently registered under the Securities Act and under the applicable securities laws of such states, or an exemption from such registration is available. In particular, the Subscriber is aware that the Securities are “restricted securities,” as such term is defined in Rule 144 promulgated under the Securities Act (“Rule 144”), and they may not be sold pursuant to Rule 144 unless all of the conditions of Rule 144 are met. The Subscriber understands that any sales or transfers of the Securities are further restricted by state securities laws.
(f) No oral or written representations or warranties have been made, or information furnished, to the Subscriber or its Advisors, if any, by the Company or any of its officers, employees, agents, sub-agents, affiliates, advisors or subsidiaries in connection with the Offering, other than any representations of the Company contained herein, and in subscribing for the Units, the Subscriber is not relying upon any representations other than those contained herein.
(g) The Subscriber’s overall commitment to investments that are not readily marketable is not disproportionate to the Subscriber’s net worth, and an investment in the Securities will not cause such overall commitment to become excessive.
(h) The Subscriber understands and agrees that the certificates for the Securities shall bear substantially the following legend until (i) such Securities shall have been registered under the Securities Act and effectively disposed of in accordance with a registration statement that has been declared effective or (ii) in the opinion of counsel acceptable to the Company, such Securities may be sold without registration under the Securities Act, as well as any applicable “blue sky” or state securities laws:
“THE SHARES REPRESENTED BY THIS CERTIFICATE HAVE NOT BEEN REGISTERED UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED (THE “SECURITIES ACT”), OR ANY APPLICABLE STATE SECURITIES LAWS. SUCH SHARES HAVE BEEN ACQUIRED FOR INVESTMENT PURPOSES AND MAY NOT BE OFFERED FOR SALE, SOLD, DELIVERED AFTER SALE, TRANSFERRED, PLEDGED OR HYPOTHECATED IN THE ABSENCE OF AN EFFECTIVE REGISTRATION STATEMENT FILED BY THE ISSUER WITH THE U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION COVERING SUCH SHARES UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OR AN OPINION OF COUNSEL THAT SUCH REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED.
(i) Neither the SEC nor any state securities commission has approved the Securities or passed upon or endorsed the merits of the Offering. There is no government or other insurance covering any of the Securities.
(j) The Subscriber and its Advisors, if any, have had a reasonable opportunity to ask questions of and receive answers from a person or persons acting on behalf of the Company concerning the Offering, the Securities, and the business, financial condition, results of operations and prospects of the Company, and all such questions have been answered to the full satisfaction of the Subscriber and its Advisors, if any.
(k) In making the decision to invest in the Securities the Subscriber has relied solely upon the information provided by the Company in the Transaction Documents. To the extent necessary, the Subscriber has retained, at its own expense, and relied upon appropriate professional advice regarding the investment, tax and legal merits and consequences of this Agreement and the purchase of the Securities hereunder. The Subscriber disclaims reliance on any statements made or information provided by any person or entity in the course of Subscriber’s consideration of an investment in the Securities other than the Transaction Documents.
(l) The Subscriber has taken no action that would give rise to any claim by any person for brokerage commissions, finders’ fees or the like relating to this Agreement or the transactions contemplated hereby.
(m) The Subscriber is not relying on the Company or any of its employees, agents, or advisors with respect to the legal, tax, economic and related considerations of an investment in the Securities, and the Subscriber has relied on the advice of, or has consulted with, only its own Advisors.
(n) The Subscriber acknowledges that any estimates or forward-looking statements or projections furnished by the Company to the Subscriber were prepared by the management of the Company in good faith, but that the attainment of any such projections, estimates or forward-looking statements cannot be guaranteed by the Company or its management and should not be relied upon.
(o) No oral or written representations have been made, or oral or written information furnished, to the Subscriber or its Advisors, if any, in connection with the Offering that are in any way inconsistent with the information contained herein.
(p) (For ERISA plans only) The fiduciary of the ERISA plan (the “Plan”) represents that such fiduciary has been informed of and understands the Company’s investment objectives, policies and strategies, and that the decision to invest “plan assets” (as such term is defined in ERISA) in the Company is consistent with the provisions of ERISA that require diversification of plan assets and impose other fiduciary responsibilities. The Subscriber or Plan fiduciary (i) is responsible for the decision to invest in the Company; (ii) is independent of the Company and any of its affiliates; (iii) is qualified to make such investment decision; and (iv) in making such decision, the Subscriber or Plan fiduciary has not relied primarily on any advice or recommendation of the Company or any of its affiliates.
(q) This Agreement is not enforceable by the Subscriber unless it has been accepted by the Company, and the Subscriber acknowledges and agrees that the Company reserves the right to reject any subscription for any reason or for no reason.
(r) The Subscriber will indemnify and hold harmless the Company and, where applicable, its directors, officers, employees, agents, advisors, affiliates and shareholders, and each other person, if any, who controls any of the foregoing from and against any and all loss, liability, claim, damage and expense whatsoever (including, but not limited to, any and all fees, costs and expenses whatsoever reasonably incurred in investigating, preparing or defending against any claim, lawsuit, administrative proceeding or investigation whether commenced or threatened) (a “Loss”) arising out of or based upon any representation or warranty of the Subscriber contained herein or in any document furnished by the Subscriber to the Company in connection herewith being untrue in any material respect or any breach or failure by the Subscriber to comply with any covenant or agreement made by the Subscriber herein or therein.
(s) The Subscriber is, and on each date on which the Subscriber acquires restricted Securities will be, an “Accredited Investor” as defined in Rule 501(a) under the Securities Act. In general, an “Accredited Investor” is deemed to be an institution with assets in excess of $5,000,000 or individuals with a net worth in excess of $1,000,000 (excluding such person’s principal residence) or annual income exceeding $200,000 or $300,000 jointly with his or her spouse.
(t) The Subscriber, either alone or together with its representatives, has such knowledge, sophistication and experience in business and financial matters so as to be capable of evaluating the merits and risks of the Offering, and has so evaluated the merits and risks of such investment. The Subscriber has not authorized any person or entity to act as its Purchaser Representative (as that term is defined in Regulation D of the General Rules and Regulations under the Securities Act) in connection with the Offering. The Subscriber is able to bear the economic risk of an investment in the Securities and, at the present time, is able to afford a complete loss of such investment.
(u) The Subscriber has reviewed, or had an opportunity to review, the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018 filed with the SEC on April 25, 2019 as well as all of the Company’s filings with the SEC since January 1, 2018 (the “SEC Filings”), all of which are deemed incorporated herein by reference, including, without limitation, all “Risk Factors” and “Forward Looking Statements” disclaimers contained in the SECFilings.
|4.||THE COMPANY’S REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES AND COVENANTS|
The Company hereby acknowledges, agrees with and represents, warrants and covenants to the Subscriber, as follows:
(a) The Company is a corporation, validly existing and in good standing under the laws of Nevada, with the requisite power and authority to own and use its properties and assets and to carry on its business as currently conducted.
(b) The Company has the requisite corporate power and authority to enter into and to consummate the transactions contemplated by this Agreement and otherwise to carry out its obligations hereunder. The execution and delivery of this Agreement by the Company and the consummation by it of the transactions contemplated hereby and thereby have been duly authorized by all necessary action on the part of the Company.
(c) The execution, delivery and performance by the Company of this Agreement, the issuance and sale of the Securities and the consummation by it of the transactions contemplated hereby party do not and will not conflict with or violate any provision of the Company’s articles of incorporation or other organizational or charter documents.
(d) The Company’s capitalization as of May 24, 2019 is substantially as set forth in Annex D.
|5.||CONDITIONS TO ACCEPTANCE OF SUBSCRIPTION|
The Company’s right to accept the subscription of the Subscriber is conditioned upon satisfaction of the following conditions precedent on or before the date the Company accepts such subscription:
(a) As of the Closing, no legal action, suit or proceeding shall be pending that seeks to restrain or prohibit the transactions contemplated by this Agreement.
(b) The representations and warranties of the Company contained in this Agreement shall have been true and correct in all material respects on the date of this Agreement and shall be true and correct in all material respects as of the Closing as if made on the Closing Date (except for any such representations and warranties which are as of a different specific date).
(a) No inference shall be drawn in favor of or against any party by virtue of the fact that such party’s counsel was or was not the principal draftsman of this Agreement.
(b) Each of the parties hereto shall be responsible to pay the costs and expenses of its own legal counsel in connection with the preparation and review of this Agreement and related documentation.
(c) Neither this Agreement, nor any provisions hereof, shall be waived, modified, discharged or terminated except by an instrument in writing signed by the party against whom any waiver, modification, discharge or termination is sought.
(d) The representations, warranties and agreement of the Subscriber and the Company made in this Agreement shall survive the execution and delivery of this Agreement and the delivery of the Securities.
(e) Any party may send any notice, request, demand, claim or other communication hereunder to the Subscriber at the address set forth on the signature page of this Agreement or to the Company at its primary office (including personal delivery, expedited courier, messenger service, fax, ordinary mail or electronic mail), but no such notice, request, demand, claim or other communication will be deemed to have been duly given unless and until it actually is received by the intended recipient. Any party may change the address to which notices, requests, demands, claims and other communications hereunder are to be delivered by giving the other parties written notice in the manner herein set forth.
(f) Except as otherwise provided herein, this Agreement shall be binding upon, and inure to the benefit of, the parties to this Agreement and their heirs, executors, administrators, successors, legal representatives and assigns. If the Subscriber is more than one person or entity, the obligation of the Subscriber shall be joint and several and the agreements, representations, warranties and acknowledgments contained herein shall be deemed to be made by, and be binding upon, each such person or entity and its heirs, executors, administrators, successors, legal representatives and assigns. This Agreement sets forth the entire agreement and understanding between the parties as to the subject matter hereof and merges and supersedes all prior discussions, agreements and understandings of any and every nature among them.
(g) This Agreement is not transferable or assignable by the Subscriber.
(h) Except as otherwise provided herein, this Agreement shall not be changed, modified or amended except by a writing signed by both (a) the Company and (b) the Subscribers.
(i) This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, without giving effect to conflicts of law principles.
(j) The Company and the Subscriber hereby agree that any dispute that may arise between them arising out of or in connection with this Agreement shall be adjudicated before a court located in New York County, New York, and they hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the federal and state courts of the State of New York located in New York County with respect to any action or legal proceeding commenced by any party, and irrevocably waive any objection they now or hereafter may have respecting the venue of any such action or proceeding brought in such a court or respecting the fact that such court is an inconvenient forum, relating to or arising out of this Agreement or any acts or omissions relating to the sale of the Securities hereunder, and consent to the service of process in any such action or legal proceeding by means of registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, postage prepaid, in care of the address set forth herein or such other address as either party shall furnish in writing to the other.
(k) WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL. IN ANY ACTION, SUIT, OR PROCEEDING IN ANY JURISDICTION BROUGHT BY ANY PARTY AGAINST ANY OTHER PARTY, THE PARTIES EACH KNOWINGLY AND INTENTIONALLY, TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, HEREBY ABSOLUTELY, UNCONDITIONALLY, IRREVOCABLY AND EXPRESSLY WAIVES FOREVER TRIAL BY JURY.
(l) This Agreement may be executed in two or more counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original, but all of which together shall constitute one and the same instrument.
The Subscriber hereby agrees that, for a period commencing on the date of this Agreement, and expiring on the date that the Subscriber does not beneficially own any Securities (the “Restricted Period”), Subscriber will not sell, dispose or otherwise transfer, directly or indirectly, (including, without limitation, any sales, short sales, swaps or any derivative transactions that would be equivalent to any sales or short positions) on any Trading Day during the Restricted Period (any such date, a “Date of Determination”), shares of common stock of the Company, in an amount more than 1% of the Monthly Trading Volume of the common stock as reported by Bloomberg, LP for the applicable Date of Determination. The “Monthly Trading Volume” means the total trading volume for the prior 30 calendar days of the common stock as of the Date of Determination. The Subscriber agrees that the Company may have stop transfer instructions placed with the Company’s transfer agent against transfer of shares held by Subscriber except in compliance with this Section 7. “Trading Day” means any day on which the New York Stock Exchange is open for business.
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ACCEPTED this day of , 2019, on behalf of the Company.
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| ||Name: ||T. Riggs Eckelberry |
| || Title: ||Chief Executive Officer |
[SIGNATURE PAGE FOR SUBSCRIPTION AGREEMENT]
Certificate of Designation of Series K Preferred Stock
Certificate of Designation of Series L Preferred Stock
COMPOSITE ANNEX B
DOCUMENTATION PROVIDED TO SUBSCRIBER
An investment in the Securities of the Company involves a high degree of risk and should be considered only by persons who can afford to lose their entire investment and who have no need for liquidity in their investment. You should carefully consider the risk factors described below, and discussed in the section titled “Risk Factors” in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, as well as the risks, uncertainties and additional information set forth in our SEC Filings incorporated by reference herein. Our business, financial condition or results of operations could be materially adversely affected by any of these risks. The trading price of our common stock could decline due to any of these risks, and you may lose all or part of your investment.
Risks Related to the Securities and This Offering
There is no public market for the Series K Preferred Shares or Series L Preferred Shares and a limited public market for the common stock.
There is no public market for the Series K Preferred Shares or the Series L Preferred Shares, and we not intend to have such securities quoted or listed on any market. In addition, our common stock is quoted on the OTC Pink which is an unorganized, inter-dealer, over-the-counter market which provides significantly less liquidity than the NASDAQ Capital Market or other national securities exchange. These factors may have an adverse impact on the trading and price of our common stock.
The Securities will be subject to restrictions on resale.
We have not registered the sale of any of the Securities under the Securities Act or any state securities laws. The securities offered hereby are highly illiquid, and are not transferable except in accordance with the Securities Act. Consequently, the Securities may not be resold or otherwise transferred unless they are subsequently registered under applicable securities laws or an exemption therefrom is available. In view of these and other limitations to the transfer of the Securities as described herein, the Securities should be considered an illiquid investment which may need to be held indefinitely. Limitations on the transfer of the Securities may also adversely affect the price that a Subscriber might be able to obtain for such securities in a private sale.
The price of the Units has been determined without a third party valuation or fairness opinion.
We have set the price of Units without the benefit of any third party valuation or fairness opinion or review. You must make your own determination as to the accuracy, fairness or reasonableness of the price of the Units and the other terms of the Offering.
We will have significant discretion over the use of the gross proceeds.
The Company intends to use the net proceeds of this Offering for general corporate purposes and to meet working capital needs. Accordingly, Company management will have broad discretion as to the application of such proceeds. There can be no assurance that management’s use of proceeds generated through this Offering will prove optimal or translate into revenue or profitability for the Company.
There is no investor counsel.
The Company has not retained any independent professionals to review or comment on this Offering or otherwise protect the interests of Subscribers. Although the Company has retained its own counsel, neither such firm nor any other firm has made any independent examination of any factual matters represented by management herein, and purchasers of the Securities offered hereby should not rely on any such firms so retained with respect to any matters herein described.
No governmental entity has evaluated our securities.
No federal or state commission, department or agency has made any evaluation, finding, recommendation or endorsement with respect to the Securities.
Additional stock offerings in the future may dilute then-existing shareholders’ percentage ownership of the Company.
Given our plans and expectations that we will need additional capital and personnel, we anticipate that we will need to issue additional shares of common stock or securities convertible or exercisable for shares of common stock, including convertible preferred stock, convertible notes, stock options or warrants. The issuance of additional securities in the future will dilute the percentage ownership of then current stockholders. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Company may conduct other offerings concurrent with this offering.
Subscribers in this Offering who do not hold securities of the Company purchased in certain prior offerings of the Company will be subject to additional dilution.
Pursuant to the Series L Certificate of Designation, subscribers in this Offering who hold securities of the Company that such subscribers purchased in certain prior offerings of the Company, at such time as they convert Series L Preferred Stock to common stock, will be entitled to additional shares of common stock, pursuant to the formula and subject to the terms and conditions set forth therein, that holders of Series L Preferred Stock who convert shares to common stock will not otherwise be entitled to. This will result in additional dilution to subscribers in this Offering who do not hold such securities purchased in such prior offerings of the Company and will thus not be entitled to such additional shares.
We may be unable to redeem the Series K Preferred Shares when required.
Pursuant to the Series K Certificate of Designation, the Company will be required to redeem the Series K Preferred Shares offered in this offering on the date that is two years following the final closing or expiration date for the applicable Tranche, for the stated value plus any accrued but unpaid dividends. There is no assurance the Company will be able to make such payment. Further, although such redemption will be secured by a security interest (junior in priority to the security interest held by the Series I Preferred Stock) in the outstanding shares of our wholly-owned subsidiary, Progressive Water Treatment, Inc., pursuant to the Security Agreement, there is no assurance holders will be able to realize such amount pursuant to such security interest. In addition, we will be required to redeem any outstanding shares of our Series F Preferred Stock on September 1, 2020, which is prior to the date that we will be required to redeem our outstanding shares of Series K Preferred Stock, and may have an adverse effect on our available capital for such redemption. We also have outstanding shares of Series I Preferred Stock which we will be required to redeem prior to the date that we will be required to redeem any outstanding shares of our Series K Preferred Stock, which may have an adverse effect on our available capital for such redemption.
The Series K Preferred Shares will not have voting rights.
Holders of the Series K Preferred Shares, by virtue of holding such shares, will not have any voting rights, except as may be required under applicable law. Thus, the holders of the Series K Preferred Shares, by virtue of holding such shares, will have no right to participate in the election of directors of the Company or any other matter that may be brought to the vote of the shareholders of the Company.
The Series K Preferred Shares will be subject to the Company’s right of redemption.
Pursuant to the Series K Certificate of Designation, the Company will have the right to redeem outstanding shares of Series K Preferred Stock, in the Company’s discretion, subject to the terms and conditions set forth therein. Such redemption, if it occurs, may reduce the return on Series K Preferred Shares for Subscribers, as redeemed shares will no longer be entitled to further dividends.
The Series K Preferred Stock will not be convertible to common stock.
The Series K Preferred Stock will not be convertible to common stock. This may reduce the value of the Series K Preferred Stock as the holders, by virtue of being holders of the Series K Preferred Shares, will not have the opportunity to benefit from any increase in the market price of the common stock.
Investors should consult their own tax advisers regarding tax consequences of this Offering and the Series K and Series L Preferred Shares.
The Company makes no representations regarding the tax treatment that will apply to the Series K Preferred Shares, Series L Preferred Shares, or this Offering, including, without limitation, with respect to any dividend or redemption payments under the Series K Preferred Shares. Subscribers should consult their own tax advisers regarding such tax consequences.
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