Executive Services Agreement, dated June 5, 2017, between Denis Corin and Q BioMed Cayman SEZC

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Exhibit 10.1




Executive Services Agreement dated as of June 1, 2017 by and among Q BioMed Cayman SEZC (“Company”), and Denis Corin (the “Executive”).


W I T N E S S E T H:


The Company desire to engage the services of the Executive for purposes of general corporate management and development and more specifically for those services set forth below (collectively, the “Executive Services”).


Executive is desirous of performing the Executive Services on behalf of the Company and desires to be engaged and retained by the Company for such purposes.


Accordingly, in consideration of the recitals, promises and conditions in this Agreement, the Executive and the Company agree as follows:


1.       Executive Services. The Company hereby retains the Executive to provide expertise in the areas of public company administration, finance and corporate development to the Management and Board, and the Executive accepts such retention all on the terms and conditions herein contained. Specific services are:


(a)to assist the company all executive, business development activities and business planning and direction
(b)to assist the Company in the implementation of financial controls and systems
(c)to assist Company in the negotiation of any business transactions
(d)to assist the Company in the preparation and filing of regulatory submissions
(e)to assist the Company in the area of financing and capital structure.


2.       Term.


(a)      Subject to this Section 2(a), the initial term (the “Initial Term”) of this Agreement shall be for a two-year period commencing on June 1st 2017.


3.       Compensation. The Company shall pay and deliver to the Executive:


Monthly retainer of $15,000
Options (to acquire 100,000 shares of the common stock of the Company’s parent organization) which shall be granted pursuant to an Option Agreement attached hereto as Exhibit A
Bonus Transaction Fees associated with any funding arranged or introduced to the company by mutual agreement between the parties and on a case by case basis, and which results in a financial transaction.


4.       Expenses: The Company will reimburse Executive for all reasonable expenses incurred during performance of duties as Executive.


5.       Termination: Either Company or Executive can terminate this Agreement by giving Ninety (90) days’ written notice. Company agrees not to terminate (unless for cause) this Agreement during the ‘initial term’ unless there is clear evidence the Executive is not performing duties in the best interests of Company. If the company terminates the agreement prior to the end of the initial term, the Executive shall be entitled to any outstanding unpaid portion of reimbursable expenses, Transaction Fee (if the termination is without cause), if any, and for the remainder of the unexpired portion of the applicable term (Initial Term or an agreed Extension Period) of the Agreement (if the termination is without cause).





6.       Duties of the Company.


(a)      The Company shall supply the Executive, on a regular and timely basis, with all approved data and information about the Company, its management, its products and its operations, and the Company shall be responsible for advising the Executive of any facts which would affect the accuracy of any prior data and information previously supplied to the Executive so that the Executive may take corrective action.


(b)     The Company shall promptly supply the Executive with: full and complete copies of all filings with all federal and state securities agencies; full and complete copies of all stockholder stock reports and communications, whether or not prepared with the Executive’s assistance; all data and information supplied to any analyst, broker-dealer, market maker or other member of the financial community; and all product/services brochures, sales materials, etc.


(c)     The Company shall contemporaneously notify the Executive if any information or data being supplied to the Consultant has not been generally released or promulgated.


(d)     Other specific obligations of the Company hereunder include the obligation to make all payments (including, but not limited to the stock compensation) and/or deliveries of securities required hereunder (including, but not limited to the Common Shares) as due.


7.       Representatives and Indemnification by Company.


(a)      The Company shall be deemed to make a continuing representation of the accuracy of any and all material facts, information and data which it supplies to the Executive and the Company acknowledges its awareness that the Executive will rely on such continuing representation in disseminating such information.


(b)     The Executive, in the absence of notice in writing from the Company, will rely on the continuing accuracy of material, information and data supplied by the Company.


(c)     The Company hereby agree to indemnify the Executive against, and to hold the Executive harmless from, any claims, demands, suits, loss, damages, etc. arising out of the Executive’s reliance upon the accuracy and continuing accuracy of such facts, material, information and data, unless the Executive has been negligent in fulfilling its duties and obligations hereunder.


(d)     The Company hereby agree to indemnify the Executive against, and to hold the Executive harmless from, any claims, demands, suits, loss, damages, etc. arising out of the Executive’s reliance on the general availability of information supplied to the Executive and the Executive’s ability to promulgate such information, unless the Executive has been negligent in fulfilling his duties and obligations hereunder.


8.       Representatives and Indemnification by Executive.


The Consultant agrees to provide the Executive Services hereunder in a manner consistent with the performance standards observed by other professionals undertaking such functions.


9.       Confidentiality and Other Provisions.


(a)      The Executive shall not, except as authorized or required to perform the Executive Services, reveal or divulge to any person or Company any of the trade secrets, secret or confidential operations, processes or dealings or any information concerning the organization, business, finances, transactions or other affairs of the Company, which may come to its knowledge during the term of this Agreement and shall keep in complete secrecy all confidential information entrusted to it and shall not use or attempt to use any such information in any manner which may injure or cause loss, either directly or indirectly, to each Company’s business or may be likely so to do. This restriction shall continue to apply after the termination of this Agreement without limit in point of time but shall cease to apply to information or knowledge, which may come into the public domain. The Executive shall comply with such directions, as the Company shall make to ensure the safeguarding or confidentiality of all such information.





(b)     During the term of this Agreement, the Executive shall devote sufficient time, attention, and ability to the business of the Company, and to any associated Company, as is reasonably necessary for the proper performance of the Executive Services pursuant to this Agreement. During the term of this Agreement, the Executive shall:


(i)at all times perform the Executive Services to the best of its abilities and in the best interests of the Company; and


(ii)devote such of its time, labor and attention to the business of the Company as it, in its sole discretion, deems necessary for the proper performance of the Executive Services hereunder; and


10.     Miscellaneous.


(a)      Entire Agreement; Amendments. This Agreement contains the entire understanding of the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior agreements and understandings, oral or written, with respect to such matters.


(b)      Notices. Any and all notices or other communications or deliveries required or permitted to be provided hereunder shall be in writing and shall be deemed given and effective on the earliest of (i) the date of transmission, if such notice or communication is delivered via facsimile at the facsimile telephone number specified in this Section prior to 4:30 p.m. (Eastern Standard time) on a Business Date, (ii) the Business Day after the date of transmission, if such notice or communication is delivered via facsimile at the facsimile telephone number specified in this Agreement later than 4:30 p.m. (Eastern Standard time) on any date and earlier than 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Standard time) on such date, (iii) the Business Day following the date of mailing, if sent by nationally recognized overnight courier service, or (iv) upon actual receipt by the party to whom such notice is required to be given. The address for such notices and communications shall to the General Counsel of the Company at the Company’s registered address and if to the Consultant:


Denis Corin

10 Market St, Suite 427

Camana Bay, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands


Tel.: [345] 925 5363

Email: ***@***

Attention: Denis Corin


or such other address as may be designated in writing hereafter, in the same manner, by such party.


(c)      Amendments; Waivers. No provision of this Agreement may be waived or amended except in a written instrument signed, in the case of an amendment, by the Company and the Executive, or, in the case of a waiver, by the party against whom enforcement of any such waiver is sought. No waiver of any default with respect to any provision, condition or requirement of this Agreement shall be deemed to be a continuing waiver in the future or a waiver of any other provision, condition or requirement hereof, nor shall any delay or omission of either party to exercise any right hereunder in any manner impair the exercise of any such right accruing to it thereafter.





(d)      Headings. The headings herein are for convenience only, do not constitute a part of this Agreement and shall not be deemed to limit or affect any of the provisions hereof. All words used in this Agreement will be construed to be of such number and gender as the circumstances require.


(e)      Successors and Assigns. This Agreement is intended only for the benefit of, shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties and their respective successors. Anything in the foregoing to the contrary notwithstanding, subject to compliance with applicable securities laws, the Executive may assign and/or transfer all or a portion of the consideration payable by the Company hereunder.


(f)      Governing Law. This Agreement shall be governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with the internal laws of the State of New York without regard to the principles of conflicts of law thereof. Each party hereby irrevocably submits to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the United States Federal District Court for the Southern District of New York for the adjudication of any dispute hereunder or in connection herewith or with any transaction contemplated hereby or discussed herein, and hereby irrevocably waives, and agrees not to assert in any suit, action or proceeding, any claim that it is not personally subject to the jurisdiction of any such court, or that such suit, action or proceeding is improper under such court’s jurisdiction.


(g)     Severability. In case any one or more of the provisions of this Agreement shall be invalid or unenforceable in any respect, the validity and enforceability of the remaining terms and provisions of this Agreement shall not in any way be affected or impaired thereby and the parties will attempt to agree upon a valid and enforceable provision which shall be a reasonable substitute therefor, and upon so agreeing, shall incorporate such substitute provision in this Agreement.


(h)     Remedies. In addition to being entitled to exercise all rights provided herein or granted by law, including the recovery of damages, the Executive will be entitled to specific performance of the obligations of the Company hereunder. The Company and the Executive agree that monetary damages would not be adequate compensation for any loss incurred by reason of any breach of its obligations described in this Agreement and hereby agrees to waive in any action for specific performance of any such obligation the defense that a remedy at law would be adequate.


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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written.


  Q BioMed Inc.
  By: /s/ William Rosenstadt
    William Rosenstadt
    General Counsel


  /s/ Denis Corin
  Denis Corin