Guaranty of Payment and Performance Agreement dated as of December 8, 2020 by and between the Company and City National Bank
GUARANTY OF PAYMENT AND PERFORMANCE
[MAIN STREET PRIORITY LOAN FACILITY]
This Guaranty of Payment and Performance (this Guaranty) is made as of this 8th day of December, 2020, by VENUS CONCEPT INC., a Delaware corporation (the Guarantor), in favor of CITY NATIONAL BANK OF FLORIDA (the Lender).
VENUS CONCEPT USA INC., a Delaware corporation (the Borrower) has requested and Lender has agreed to make a term loan to Borrower in the amount of FIFTY MILLION AND 00/100 DOLLARS ($50,000,000.00) (the Loan), pursuant to the Main Street Priority Loan Facility as established by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System under Section 13(3) of the Federal Reserve Act, and as evidenced by that certain Promissory Note dated as of even date herewith, from Borrower in favor of Lender in the original principal amount of FIFTY MILLION AND 00/100 DOLLARS ($50,000,000.00) (as the same may be amended, restated, modified or replaced from time to time, the Note). Certain terms and conditions of the Loan are set forth in that certain Loan and Security Agreement dated as of even date herewith between Borrower and Lender (as the same may be amended, restated, modified or replaced from time to time, the Loan Agreement). As a condition precedent to Lender making the Loan, Lender has required Guarantor to execute and deliver this Guaranty to Lender. Any capitalized term used and not defined in this Guaranty shall have the meaning given to such term in the Loan Agreement.
Guarantor owns, directly or indirectly, one hundred percent (100%) of the issued and outstanding shares of stock of Borrower, and Guarantor will receive a material benefit from Lender making the Loan to Borrower. For good and valuable consideration, the receipt and adequacy of which are hereby acknowledged, and in order to induce Lender to make the Loan to Borrower, Guarantor hereby guarantees to Lender the prompt and full payment of the indebtedness and obligations described below in this Guaranty (collectively called the Guaranteed Obligations), this Guaranty being upon the following terms and conditions:
Section 1. Guaranty of Payment.
Guarantor hereby unconditionally and irrevocably guarantees to Lender the punctual payment when due, whether by lapse of time, by acceleration of maturity, or otherwise, of all principal, interest (including interest accruing after maturity and after the commencement of any bankruptcy or insolvency proceeding by or against Borrower, whether or not allowed in such proceeding), prepayment premiums, fees, late charges, costs, expenses, indemnification indebtedness, and other sums of money now or hereafter due and owing, or which Borrower is obligated to pay, pursuant to the terms of the Note, the Loan Agreement (including the timely payment of insurance premiums), any amounts due and owing in connection with any interest rate derivative or swap agreements entered into by Borrower with Lender or any of Lenders affiliates, any application, agreement, note or other document executed and delivered by Borrower in connection with the Loan, or any of the other Loan Documents, including, without limitation, any letter of credit issued by Lender in connection with the Loan, as the same may from time to time be amended, supplemented, restated or otherwise modified (collectively, the Indebtedness). The Indebtedness includes all reasonable costs and expenses incurred by Lender in seeking to enforce Lenders rights and remedies with respect to the Indebtedness, and to protect, defend, maintain or enforce Lenders liens or security interests, including, without limitation, collection costs, default rates of interest, reasonable attorneys fees and costs at trial and appellate levels and related costs, and costs of alternative dispute resolution, whether or not suit is filed or other proceedings are initiated thereon. This Guaranty covers the Indebtedness presently outstanding and the Indebtedness arising subsequent to the date hereof, including all amounts advanced by Lender in stages or installments. The guaranty of Guarantor as set forth in this Section is a continuing guaranty of payment and not a guaranty of collection.
The foregoing obligations guaranteed under this Section are defined as the Guaranteed Payment Obligations. The Guaranteed Payment Obligations are included as part of the Guaranteed Obligations for all purposes of this Guaranty.
Section 2. Guaranty of Performance.
Guarantor hereby unconditionally and irrevocably guarantees to Lender the complete performance when due of all other obligations of Borrower under all of the Loan Documents, including, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, all such obligations of Borrower to duly and punctually perform and observe all other terms, covenants and conditions of the Note, the Loan Agreement and all other Loan Documents.
The foregoing obligations guaranteed under this Section are defined as the Guaranteed Performance Obligations. The Guaranteed Performance Obligations are included as part of the Guaranteed Obligations for all purposes of this Guaranty.
The liability and obligations under this Section shall not be limited or restricted by the existence of, or any terms of, the guaranty of payment under Section 1.
Section 3. Primary Liability of Guarantor.
(a) This Guaranty is an absolute, irrevocable and unconditional guaranty of payment and performance, and Guarantor shall be liable for the payment and performance of the Guaranteed Obligations as a primary obligor. This Guaranty shall be effective as a waiver of, and Guarantor hereby expressly waives, any right to which Guarantor may otherwise have been entitled, whether existing under statute, at law or in equity, to require Lender to take prior recourse or proceedings against any collateral, security or person. It shall not be necessary for Lender, in order to enforce such payment or performance by Guarantor, first to institute suit or pursue or exhaust any rights or remedies against Borrower or other person liable on such indebtedness or performance, or to enforce any rights against any security given to secure such indebtedness or for such performance, or to join Borrower or any other person liable for the payment or performance of the Guaranteed Obligations or any part thereof in any action to enforce this Guaranty, or to resort to any other means of obtaining payment or performance of the Guaranteed Obligations provided, however, that nothing herein contained shall prevent Lender from suing on the Note or exercising any other right under the Loan Documents.
(b) Suit may be brought or demand may be made against Borrower or against any or all parties who have signed this Guaranty or any other guaranty covering all or any part of the Guaranteed Obligations, or against any one or more of them, separately or together, without impairing the rights of Lender against any party hereto. Any time that Lender is entitled to exercise its rights or remedies hereunder, it may in its discretion elect to demand payment and/or performance. If Lender elects to demand performance, it shall at all times thereafter have the right to demand payment until all of the Guaranteed Obligations have been paid and performed in full. If Lender elects to demand payment, it shall at all times thereafter have the right to demand performance until all of the Guaranteed Obligations have been paid and performed in full.
Section 4. Certain Agreements and Waivers by Guarantor.
(a) Guarantor agrees that neither Lenders rights or remedies nor Guarantors obligations under the terms of this Guaranty shall be released, diminished, impaired, reduced or affected by any one or more of the following events, actions, facts, or circumstances, and the liability of Guarantor under this Guaranty shall be absolute, unconditional and irrevocable irrespective of:
(i) any limitation on the liability of, or recourse against, any other person in any Loan Document or arising under any law;
(ii) any claim or defense that this Guaranty was made without consideration or is not supported by adequate consideration or that the obligations of Guarantor hereunder exceed or are more burdensome than those of Borrower under the other Loan Documents;
(iii) the taking or accepting of any other security or guaranty for, or right of recourse with respect to, any or all of the Guaranteed Obligations;
(iv) the operation of any laws (other than statutes of limitation) regarding the limitation of actions, all of which are hereby waived as a defense to any action or proceeding brought by Lender against Guarantor, to the fullest extent permitted by law;
(v) any release, surrender, abandonment, exchange, alteration, sale or other disposition, subordination, deterioration, waste, failure to protect or preserve, impairment, or loss of, or any failure to create or perfect any lien or security interest with respect to, or any other dealings with, any collateral or security at any time existing or purported, believed or expected to exist in connection with any or all of the Guaranteed Obligations, or any impairment of Guarantors recourse against any person or collateral;
(vi) whether express or by operation of law, any partial release of the liability of Guarantor hereunder (except to the extent paid, performed or expressly so released) or any complete or partial release of Borrower or any other person liable, directly or indirectly, for the payment or performance of any or all of the Guaranteed Obligations;
(vii) the insolvency, bankruptcy, dissolution, liquidation, termination, receivership, reorganization, merger, consolidation, change of form, structure or ownership, sale of all assets, or lack of corporate, partnership or other power of Borrower or any other person at any time liable for the payment of any or all of the Guaranteed Obligations;
(viii) either with or without notice to or consent of Guarantor, any renewal, extension, modification, supplement, subordination or rearrangement of the terms of any or all of the Guaranteed Obligations and/or any of the Loan Documents, including material alterations of the terms of payment (including changes in maturity date(s) and interest rate(s) or performance) or any other terms thereof, or any waiver, termination, or release of, or consent to departure from, any of the Loan Documents or any other guaranty of any or all of the Guaranteed Obligations, or any adjustment, indulgence, forbearance, or compromise that may be granted from time to time by Lender to Borrower or any other person at any time liable for the payment or performance of any or all of the Guaranteed Obligations;
(ix) any neglect, lack of diligence, delay, omission, failure, or refusal of Lender to take or prosecute (or in taking or prosecuting) any action for the collection or enforcement of any of the Guaranteed Obligations, or to foreclose or take or prosecute any action to foreclose (or in foreclosing or taking or prosecuting any action to foreclose) upon any security therefor, or to exercise (or in exercising) any other right or power with respect to any security therefor, or to take or prosecute (or in taking or prosecuting) any action in connection with any Loan Document, or any failure to sell or otherwise dispose of in a commercially reasonable manner any collateral securing any or all of the Guaranteed Obligations;
(x) any failure of Lender to notify Guarantor of any creation, renewal, extension, rearrangement, modification, supplement, subordination, or assignment of the Guaranteed Obligations or any part thereof, or of any Loan Document, or of any release of or change in any security, or of the occurrence or existence of any Event of Default, or of any other action taken or refrained from being taken by Lender against Borrower or any security or other recourse, or of any new agreement between Lender and Borrower, it being understood that Lender shall not be required to give Guarantor any notice of any kind under any circumstances with respect to or in connection with the Guaranteed Obligations, any and all rights to notice Guarantor may have otherwise had being hereby waived by Guarantor, and Guarantor shall be responsible for obtaining for itself information regarding Borrower, including any changes in the business or financial condition of Borrower, and Guarantor acknowledges and agrees that Lender shall have no duty to notify Guarantor of any information which Lender may have concerning Borrower;
(xi) the existence of any claim, counterclaim, set-off or other right that Guarantor may at any time have against Borrower, Lender, or any other person, whether or not arising in connection with this Guaranty, the Note, the Loan Agreement or any other Loan Document; provided, however, that the foregoing shall not be deemed a waiver of Guarantors right to assert any compulsory counterclaim maintained in a court of the United States or the State of Florida if such counterclaim is compelled under local law or procedure;
(xii) the unenforceability of all or any part of the Guaranteed Obligations against Borrower, whether because the Guaranteed Obligations exceed the amount permitted by law or violate any usury law, or because the persons creating the Guaranteed Obligations acted in excess of their authority, or because of a lack of validity or enforceability of or defect or deficiency in any of the Loan Documents, or because Borrower has any valid defense, claim or offset with respect thereto, or because Borrowers obligation ceases to exist by operation of law, or because of any other reason or circumstance, it being agreed that Guarantor shall remain liable hereon regardless of whether Borrower or any other person be found not liable on the Guaranteed Obligations, or any part thereof, for any reason (and regardless of any joinder of Borrower or any other party in any action to obtain payment or performance of any or all of the Guaranteed Obligations);
(xiii) any order, ruling or plan of reorganization emanating from proceedings under Title 11 of the United States Code with respect to Borrower or any other person, including any extension, reduction, composition, or other alteration of the Guaranteed Obligations, whether or not consented to by Lender, or any action taken or omitted by Lender in any such proceedings, including any election to have Lenders claim allowed as being secured, partially secured or unsecured, any extension of credit by Lender in any such proceedings or the taking and holding by Lender of any security for any such extension of credit;
(xiv) any other condition, event, omission, or action that would in the absence of this paragraph result in the release or discharge of the Guarantor from the performance or observance of any obligation, covenant or agreement contained in this Guaranty or any other agreement;
(xv) any early termination of any of the Guaranteed Obligations; or
(xvi) Lenders enforcement or forbearance from enforcement of the Guaranteed Obligations on a net or gross basis.
(b) In the event any payment by Borrower or any other person to Lender is held to constitute a preference, fraudulent transfer or other voidable payment under any bankruptcy, insolvency or similar law, or if for any other reason Lender is required to refund such payment or pay the amount thereof to any other party, such payment by Borrower or any other party to Lender shall not constitute a release of Guarantor from any liability hereunder, and this Guaranty shall continue to be effective or shall be reinstated (notwithstanding any prior release, surrender or discharge by Lender of this Guaranty or of Guarantor), as the case may be, with respect to, and this Guaranty shall apply to, any and all amounts so refunded by Lender or paid by Lender to another person (which amounts shall constitute part of the Guaranteed Obligations), and any interest paid by Lender and any reasonable attorneys fees, costs and expenses paid or incurred by Lender in connection with any such event.
(c) It is the intent of Guarantor and Lender that the obligations and liabilities of Guarantor hereunder are absolute, irrevocable and unconditional under any and all circumstances and that until the Guaranteed Obligations are fully and finally paid and performed, and not subject to refund or disgorgement, the obligations and liabilities of Guarantor hereunder shall not be discharged or released, in whole or in part, by any act or occurrence that might, but for the provisions of this Guaranty, be deemed a legal or equitable discharge or release of a guarantor.
(d) Guarantors obligations shall not be affected, impaired, lessened or released by loans, credits or other financial accommodations now existing or hereafter advanced by Lender to Borrower in excess of the Guaranteed Obligations. All payments, repayments and prepayments of the Loan, whether voluntary or involuntary, received by Lender from Borrower, any other person or any other source (other than from Guarantor pursuant to a demand by Lender hereunder), and any amounts realized from any collateral for the Loan, shall be deemed to be applied first to any portion of the Loan which is not covered by this Guaranty, and last to the Guaranteed Obligations, and this Guaranty shall bind Guarantor to the extent of any Guaranteed Obligations that may remain owing to Lender. Lender shall have the right to apply any sums paid by Guarantor to any portion of the Loan in Lenders sole and absolute discretion.
(e) If acceleration of the time for payment of any amount payable by Borrower under the Note, the Loan Agreement, or any other Loan Document is stayed or delayed by any law or tribunal, all such amounts shall
nonetheless be payable by Guarantor on demand by Lender.
(f) Guarantor hereby waives and agrees not to assert or take advantage of (i) any right or claim of right to cause a marshalling of any of Borrowers assets or the assets of any other party now or hereafter held as security for the Indebtedness; (ii) the defense of laches in any action hereunder or for the payment of the Indebtedness and performance of any obligation hereby guaranteed; (iii) any defense that may arise by reason of the incapacity, lack of authority, death or disability of Guarantor, any other guarantor of the Loan, or Borrower or any other person or entity, or the voluntary or involuntary dissolution of Borrower, or the failure of Lender to file or enforce a claim against the estate (either in administration, bankruptcy, or any other proceeding) of Borrower or any other person or entity; (iv) any defense based on the failure of Lender to give notice of the existence, creation, or incurring of any new or additional indebtedness or obligation, or of any action or nonaction on the part of any other person whomsoever, or any modification of the terms of the Loan Documents, or the Indebtedness, in connection with any obligation hereby guaranteed; (v) any defense based upon an election of remedies by Lender which destroys or otherwise impairs any subrogation rights of Guarantor or any other guarantor of the Loan or the right of Guarantor to proceed against Borrower or any other guarantor for reimbursement, or both; (vi) any defense based upon failure of Lender to commence an action against Borrower; (vii) any defense based upon acceptance of this Guaranty by Lender; (viii) any defense based upon the invalidity or unenforceability of any of the Loan Documents; (ix) any defense based upon any complete or partial release of liability contained in any of the Loan Documents; (x) any defense based upon any transfer by Borrower of all or any part of the collateral for the Loan; (xi) any defense based upon the failure of Lender to perfect any security or to extend or renew the perfection of any security; and (xii) any other legal or equitable defenses whatsoever to which Guarantor might otherwise be entitled.
Section 5. Subordination.
If, for any reason whatsoever, Borrower is now or hereafter becomes indebted to Guarantor:
(a) such indebtedness and all interest thereon and all liens, security interests and rights now or hereafter existing with respect to property of Borrower securing such indebtedness shall, at all times, be subordinate in all respects to the Guaranteed Obligations and to all liens, security interests and rights now or hereafter existing to secure the Guaranteed Obligations;
(b) Guarantor shall not be entitled to enforce or receive payment, directly or indirectly, of any such indebtedness of Borrower to Guarantor until the Guaranteed Obligations have been fully and finally paid and performed;
(c) Guarantor hereby assigns and grants to Lender a security interest in all such indebtedness and security therefor, if any, of Borrower to Guarantor now existing or hereafter arising, including any dividends and payments pursuant to debtor relief or insolvency proceedings referred to below. In the event of receivership, bankruptcy, reorganization, arrangement or other debtor relief or insolvency proceedings involving Borrower as debtor, Lender shall have the right to prove its claim in any such proceeding so as to establish its rights hereunder and shall have the right to receive directly from the receiver, trustee or other custodian (whether or not an Event of Default shall have occurred or be continuing under any of the Loan Documents), dividends and payments that are payable upon any obligation of Borrower to Guarantor now existing or hereafter arising, and to have all benefits of any security therefor, until the Guaranteed Obligations have been fully and finally paid and performed. If, notwithstanding the foregoing provisions, Guarantor should receive any payment, claim or distribution that is prohibited as provided above in this Section, Guarantor shall pay the same to Lender immediately, Guarantor hereby agreeing that it shall receive the payment, claim or distribution in trust for Lender and shall have absolutely no dominion over the same except to pay it immediately to Lender; and
(d) Guarantor shall promptly upon request of Lender from time to time execute such documents and perform such acts as Lender may reasonably require to evidence and perfect its interest and to permit or facilitate exercise of its rights under this Section, including execution and delivery of proofs of claim, further assignments and security agreements, and delivery to Lender of any promissory notes or other instruments evidencing indebtedness of Borrower to Guarantor. All promissory notes, accounts receivable ledgers or other evidences, now or hereafter held by Guarantor, of obligations of Borrower to Guarantor shall contain a specific written notice thereon that the indebtedness evidenced thereby is subordinated under and is subject to the terms of this Guaranty.
Section 6. Other Liability of Guarantor or Borrower.
If Guarantor is or becomes liable, by endorsement or otherwise, for any indebtedness owing by Borrower to Lender other than under this Guaranty, such liability shall not be in any manner impaired or affected hereby, and the rights of Lender hereunder shall be cumulative of any and all other rights that Lender may have against Guarantor. If Borrower is or becomes indebted to Lender for any indebtedness other than or in excess of the Guaranteed Obligations, any payment received or recovery realized upon such other indebtedness of Borrower to Lender may be applied to such other indebtedness. This Guaranty is independent of (and shall not be limited by) any other guaranty now existing or hereafter given. Further, Guarantors liability under this Guaranty is in addition to any and all other liability Guarantor may have in any other capacity to Lender.
Section 7. Lender Assigns; Disclosure of Information.
This Guaranty is for the benefit of Lender and Lenders successors and assigns, and in the event of an assignment of the Guaranteed Obligations, or any part thereof, the rights and benefits hereunder, to the extent applicable to the Guaranteed Obligations so assigned, may be transferred with such Guaranteed Obligations. Guarantor waives notice of any transfer or assignment of the Guaranteed Obligations or any part thereof. Lender may sell or offer to sell the Loan or interests therein to one or more assignees or participants. Guarantor shall execute, acknowledge and deliver any and all instruments reasonably requested by Lender in connection therewith, and to the extent, if any, specified in any such assignment or participation, such assignee(s) or participant(s) shall have the same rights and benefits with respect to the Loan Documents as such person(s) would have if such person(s) were Lender hereunder. Lender may disclose to any such assignee or participant or prospective assignee or participant, to Lenders affiliates, to any regulatory body having jurisdiction over Lender and to any other parties as necessary or appropriate in Lenders reasonable judgment, any information Lender now has or hereafter obtains pertaining to the Guaranteed Obligations, this Guaranty, or Guarantor, including information regarding any security for the Guaranteed Obligations or for this Guaranty, and/or credit or other information on Guarantor and/or any other person liable, directly or indirectly, for any part of the Guaranteed Obligations.
Section 8. Binding Effect; Joint and Several Liability.
This Guaranty is binding not only on Guarantor, but also on Guarantors heirs, personal representatives, successors and assigns. If this Guaranty is signed by more than one person, then all of the obligations of Guarantor arising hereunder shall be jointly and severally binding on each of the undersigned, and their respective heirs, personal representatives, successors and assigns, and the term Guarantor shall mean all of such persons and each of them individually.
Section 9. Governing Law.
The validity, enforcement, and interpretation of this Guaranty, shall for all purposes be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Florida and applicable United States federal law, and is intended to be performed in accordance with, and only to the extent permitted by, such laws. All obligations of Guarantor hereunder are payable and performable at the place or places where the Guaranteed Obligations are payable and performable. This Guaranty is an agreement executed under seal. If any Guarantor is a corporation, the designation (SEAL) on this Guaranty shall be effective as the affixing of such Guarantors corporate seal physically to this Guaranty.
Section 10. Invalidity of Certain Provisions.
If any provision of this Guaranty or the application thereof to any person or entity or circumstance shall, for any reason and to any extent, be declared to be invalid or unenforceable, neither the remaining provisions of this Guaranty nor the application of such provision to any other person or circumstance shall be affected thereby, and the remaining provisions of this Guaranty, or the applicability of such provision to other persons or circumstances, as applicable, shall remain in effect and be enforceable to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law.
Section 11. Costs and Expenses of Enforcement.
Guarantor agrees to pay to Lender on demand all reasonable costs and expenses incurred by Lender in seeking to enforce Lenders rights and remedies under this Guaranty, including court costs, costs of alternative dispute resolution and reasonable attorneys fees and costs, whether or not suit is filed or other proceedings are initiated hereon. All such reasonable costs and expenses incurred by Lender shall constitute a portion of the Guaranteed Obligations hereunder, shall be subject to the provisions hereof with respect to the Guaranteed Obligations and shall be payable by Guarantor within ten (10) days of written demand by Lender.
Section 12. No Usury.
It is not the intention of Lender or Guarantor to obligate Guarantor to pay interest in excess of that lawfully permitted to be paid by Guarantor under applicable law. Should it be determined that any portion of the Guaranteed Obligations or any other amount payable by Guarantor under this Guaranty constitutes interest in excess of the maximum amount of interest that Guarantor, in Guarantors capacity as guarantor, may lawfully be required to pay under applicable law, the obligation of Guarantor to pay such interest shall automatically be limited to the payment thereof in the maximum amount so permitted under applicable law. The provisions of this Section shall override and control all other provisions of this Guaranty and of any other agreement between Guarantor and Lender.
Section 13. Representations, Warranties, and Covenants of Guarantor.
Until the Guaranteed Obligations are paid and performed in full and each and every term, covenant and condition of this Guaranty is fully performed, Guarantor hereby represents, warrants, and covenants that: (a) Guarantor has a financial interest in Borrower and will derive a material and substantial benefit, directly or indirectly, from the making of the Loan to Borrower and from the making of this Guaranty by Guarantor; (b) this Guaranty is duly authorized and valid, and is binding upon and enforceable against Guarantor; (c) Guarantor is not, and the execution, delivery and performance by Guarantor of this Guaranty will not cause Guarantor to be, in violation of or in default with respect to any law or in default (or at risk of acceleration of indebtedness) under any agreement or restriction by which Guarantor is bound or affected; (d) unless Guarantor is a natural person, Guarantor is duly organized, validly existing, and in good standing under the laws of the state of its organization and has full power and authority to enter into and perform this Guaranty; (e) except as previously disclosed to Lender in writing, there is no litigation pending or, to the knowledge of Guarantor, threatened by or before any tribunal against or affecting Guarantor; (f) all financial statements and information heretofore furnished to Lender by Guarantor do, and all financial statements and information hereafter furnished to Lender by Guarantor will, fully and accurately, in all material aspects, present the condition (financial or otherwise) of Guarantor as of their dates and the results of Guarantors operations for the periods therein specified, and, since the date of the most recent financial statements of Guarantor heretofore furnished to Lender, no material adverse change has occurred in the financial condition of Guarantor, nor, except as heretofore disclosed in writing to Lender, has Guarantor incurred any material liability, direct or indirect, fixed or contingent; (g) after giving effect to this Guaranty, Guarantor is solvent, is not engaged or about to engage in business or a transaction for which the property of Guarantor is an unreasonably small capital, and does not intend to incur or believe that it will incur debts that will be beyond its ability to pay as such debts mature; and (h) Guarantor has read and fully understands the provisions contained in the Note, the Loan Agreement and the other Loan Documents. No Loan Documents or other document, certificate or statement (including, without limitation, any financial statements provided to Lender by Guarantor) furnished to Lender by or on behalf of Guarantor contains any untrue statement of a material fact or omits to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statements contained herein and therein not misleading. Guarantor acknowledges that all such statements, representations and warranties shall be deemed to have been relied upon by Lender as an inducement to make the Loan to Borrower. Guarantors representations, warranties and covenants are a material inducement to Lender to enter into the other Loan Documents shall survive the execution hereof and any bankruptcy, foreclosure, transfer of security or other event affecting Borrower, Guarantor, any other party, or any security for all or any part of the Guaranteed Obligations.
Section 14. Notices.
All notices from the Guarantor to Lender and Lender to Guarantor required or permitted by any provision of this Guaranty shall be in writing and sent by registered or certified mail or nationally recognized overnight delivery service and addressed as follows:
|TO LENDER:||CITY NATIONAL BANK OF FLORIDA|
|100 S.E. 2nd Street, 13th Floor|
|Miami, Florida 33131|
|Attention: Legal Department|
|TO GUARANTOR:||VENUS CONCEPT INC.|
|235 Yorkland Blvd., Suite 900|
|Toronto, Ontario M2J 4Y8|
|Attention: Domenic Serafino, CEO|
Michael Mandarello, General Counsel
Such addresses may be changed by such notice to the other party. Notice given as hereinabove provided shall be deemed given on the date of its deposit in the United States Mail and, unless sooner actually received, shall be deemed received by the party to whom it is addressed on the third calendar day following the date on which said notice is deposited in the mail, or if a courier system is used, on the date of delivery of the notice.
Section 15. Cumulative Rights.
All of the rights and remedies of Lender under this Guaranty and the other Loan Documents are cumulative of each other and of any and all other rights at law or in equity, and the exercise by Lender of any one or more of such rights and remedies shall not preclude the simultaneous or later exercise by Lender of any or all such other rights and remedies. No single or partial exercise of any right or remedy shall exhaust it or preclude any other or further exercise thereof, and every right and remedy may be exercised at any time and from time to time. No failure by Lender to exercise, nor delay in exercising, any right or remedy shall operate as a waiver of such right or remedy or as a waiver of any Event of Default. No notice to or demand on Guarantor in any case shall of itself entitle Guarantor to any other or further notice or demand in similar or other circumstances. No provision of this Guaranty or any right or remedy of Lender with respect hereto, or any default or breach, can be waived, nor can this Guaranty or Guarantor be released or discharged in any way or to any extent, except specifically in each case by a writing intended for that purpose (and which refers specifically to this Guaranty) executed and delivered by Lender to Guarantor.
Section 16. Term of Guaranty.
This Guaranty shall continue in effect until all the Guaranteed Obligations and all of the obligations of Guarantor to Lender under this Guaranty are fully and finally paid, performed and discharged and are not subject to any bankruptcy preference period or any other disgorgement.
Section 17. Subrogation.
Guarantor shall not have any right of subrogation under any of the Loan Documents or any right to participate in any security for the Guaranteed Obligations or any right to reimbursement, exoneration, contribution, indemnification or any similar rights, until the Guaranteed Obligations have been fully and finally paid, performed and discharged in accordance with Section 16 above, and Guarantor hereby waives all of such rights.
Section 18. Financial Reporting Requirements.
At all times during the term of the Loan, Guarantor shall comply with the financial reporting requirements more particularly set forth in the Loan Agreement.
Section 19. No Transfer of Assets.
Guarantor shall not, during the term of the Loan, transfer any material portion of its assets unless such transfer is in the ordinary course of Guarantors business, for fair market value and such fair market value is given to Guarantor, in its sole name, and such transfer will not have a material adverse effect on the financial condition of Guarantor and/or its ability to perform its obligations hereunder, as determined by Lender in its sole and absolute discretion.
Section 20. Debt to Shareholders.
Upon the occurrence of an Event of Default, or if a condition exists, which but for the giving of notice or the passage of time, would constitute an Event of Default, the Guarantor agrees not to make any distributions or payments on loans to its shareholders.
Section 21. Lenders Rights with Respect to Guarantors Property in Lenders Possession.
In addition to all liens upon and rights of setoff against the monies, securities or other property of Guarantor given to Lender by law, Lender shall have a lien upon and a right of setoff against all monies, securities and other property of Guarantor now or hereafter in the possession of or on deposit with Lender, whether held in a general or special account or deposit or for safekeeping or otherwise, and every such lien and right of setoff may be exercised without demand upon or notice to Guarantor. No lien or right of setoff shall be deemed to have been waived by any act or conduct on the part of Lender, or by any neglect to exercise such right of setoff or to enforce such lien, or by any delay in so doing, and every right of setoff and lien shall continue in full force and effect until such right of setoff or lien is specifically waived or released by Lender in writing.
Section 22. Time of Essence.
Time shall be of the essence in this Guaranty with respect to all of Guarantors obligations hereunder.
Section 23. Entire Agreement; Counterparts; Construction; Electronic Signatures.
This Guaranty embodies the entire agreement between Lender and Guarantor with respect to the guaranty by Guarantor of the Guaranteed Obligations. This Guaranty supersedes all prior agreements and understandings, if any, with respect to the guaranty by Guarantor of the Guaranteed Obligations. This Guaranty shall be effective upon execution by Guarantor and delivery to Lender. This Guaranty may not be modified, amended or superseded except in a writing signed by Lender and Guarantor referencing this Guaranty by its date and specifically identifying the portions hereof that are to be modified, amended or superseded. This Guaranty has been executed in a number of identical counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original for all purposes and all of which constitute, collectively, one agreement. As used herein, the words include and including shall be interpreted as if followed by the words without limitation. This Guaranty may be executed and delivered by electronic signature, and such electronic signature(s) shall be deemed an original signature for purposes of this Guaranty and all matters related thereto, with such electronic signature(s) having the same legal effect as an original signature.
Section 24. Forum.
Guarantor hereby irrevocably submits generally and unconditionally for itself and in respect of its property to the jurisdiction of any state court or any United States federal court sitting in Miami-Dade County, Florida. Guarantor hereby irrevocably waives, to the fullest extent permitted by law, any objection that Guarantor may now or hereafter have to the laying of venue in any such court and any claim that any such court is an inconvenient forum. Guarantor hereby agrees and consents that, in addition to any methods of service of process provided for under applicable law, all service of process in any such suit, action or proceeding in any state court or any United States federal court sitting in the state specified in the governing law section of this Guaranty may be made by certified or registered mail, return receipt requested, directed to Guarantor at its address for notice set forth in this
Guaranty, or at a subsequent address of which Lender received actual notice from Guarantor in accordance with the notice section of this Guaranty, and service so made shall be complete five (5) days after the same shall have been so mailed. Nothing herein shall affect the right of Lender to serve process in any manner permitted by law or limit the right of Lender to bring proceedings against Guarantor in any other court or jurisdiction.
Section 25. WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL.
GUARANTOR AND LENDER HEREBY KNOWINGLY, VOLUNTARILY AND INTENTIONALLY WAIVE THE RIGHT ANY MAY HAVE TO A TRIAL BY JURY IN RESPECT OF ANY LITIGATION BASED HEREON OR ARISING OUT OF, UNDER OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS GUARANTY AND ANY AGREEMENT CONTEMPLATED TO BE EXECUTED IN CONJUNCTION HEREWITH, OR ANY COURSE OF CONDUCT, COURSE OF DEALING, STATEMENTS (WHETHER VERBAL OR WRITTEN) OR ACTIONS OF ANY PARTY. THIS PROVISION IS A MATERIAL INDUCEMENT FOR LENDER ENTERING INTO THIS AGREEMENT.
THE LOAN DOCUMENTS REPRESENT THE FINAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE PARTIES AND MAY NOT BE CONTRADICTED BY EVIDENCE OF PRIOR, CONTEMPORANEOUS OR SUBSEQUENT ORAL AGREEMENTS OF THE PARTIES. THERE ARE NO UNWRITTEN ORAL AGREEMENTS BETWEEN THE PARTIES.
Section 26. Savings Clause.
Notwithstanding any provision herein contained to the contrary, Guarantors liability under this Guaranty shall be limited to an amount not to exceed as of any date of determination the amount which could be claimed by Lender from Guarantor under this Guaranty without rendering such claim voidable or avoidable under Section 548 of the Bankruptcy Code (Title 11, U.S.C.) or under any applicable state Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act, Uniform Fraudulent Conveyance Act or similar statute or common law (the Avoidance Provisions) after taking into account, among other things, Guarantors right of contribution and indemnification from each other guarantor, if any. To the end set forth above, but only to the extent that the obligations of Guarantor hereunder would otherwise be subject to avoidance under the Avoidance Provisions, if Guarantor is not deemed to have received valuable consideration, fair value, fair consideration or reasonably equivalent value for the obligations of Guarantor hereunder, or if the obligations of Guarantor hereunder would render Guarantor insolvent, or leave Guarantor with an unreasonably small capital to conduct its business, or cause Guarantor to have incurred debts (or to have intended to have incurred debts) beyond its ability to pay such debts as they mature, in each case as of the time any of the obligations of Guarantor hereunder are deemed to have been incurred for the purposes of the Avoidance Provisions, the maximum obligation for which Guarantor shall be liable hereunder shall be reduced to that amount which, after giving effect thereto, would not cause the obligations of Guarantor hereunder, as so reduced, to be subject to avoidance under the Avoidance Provisions.
Section 27. Waiver of Sovereign Immunity.
To the extent that Guarantor may be entitled in any state or jurisdiction to claim or benefit from any immunity (whether characterized as state immunity, sovereign immunity, act of state or otherwise) now or hereafter for itself or any of its property or assets (which it now has or may hereafter acquire) in respect of its obligations under this Guaranty from service of process or other documents relating to proceedings, jurisdiction, suit, judgement, execution, attachment (whether before awarded or judgement, in aid or execution or otherwise) or legal process or to the extent that in any such jurisdiction there may be attributed to it or any of its property or assets such immunity (whether or not claimed), the Guarantor expressly, unconditionally and irrevocably agrees not to claim, invoke or permit to be invoked on it or its property or assets behalf or for it or its property or assets benefit and hereby expressly, unconditionally and irrevocably waives such immunity to the fullest extent permitted by the laws of such jurisdiction.
Section 28. Service of Process.
Guarantor hereby irrevocably and unconditionally consents to service of process of a summons complaint or related documents in the manner provided in Section 14 above, and expressly and irrevocably agrees that service
of process in the manner provided in Section 14 above is proper, effectual and complies with applicable law as well as the Hague Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents. All summons, complaints or related documents issued in connection with this paragraph shall be directed to Guarantor at its address for notice set forth in Section 14 above, or at a subsequent address in accordance with Section 14 above.
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, Guarantor has duly executed this Guaranty under seal as of the date first written above.
|VENUS CONCEPT INC., a Delaware corporation|
|Print Name: Joanne Serafino||Domenic Serafino, Chief Executive Officer|
|Print Name: Lucia Mandarello|
PROVINCE OF ONTARIO )
CITY OF TORONTO )
The foregoing instrument was acknowledged before me by means of ☐ physical presence or ☐ online notarization this day of December, 2020, by Domenic Serafino, as Chief Executive Officer of VENUS CONCEPT INC., a Delaware corporation, as an act of and on behalf of the corporation, who is personally known to me or produced as identification.
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|Notary Public, Province of Ontario|