Form of Securities Purchase Agreement
THIS SECURITIES PURCHASE AGREEMENT (THIS “AGREEMENT”) RELATES TO AN OFFER AND SALE OF SECURITIES IN AN OFFSHORE TRANSACTION TO PERSONS WHO ARE NOT U.S. PERSONS (AS DEFINED HEREIN) PURSUANT TO REGULATION S (AS DEFINED HEREIN) UNDER THE UNITED STATES SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED (THE “SECURITIES ACT”).
NONE OF THE SECURITIES TO WHICH THIS SECURITIES PURCHASE AGREEMENT RELATES HAVE BEEN REGISTERED UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT, OR ANY U.S. STATE SECURITIES LAWS, AND, UNLESS SO REGISTERED, NONE MAY BE OFFERED OR SOLD, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN THE UNITED STATES OR TO U.S. PERSONS (AS DEFINED HEREIN) EXCEPT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF REGULATION S UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT, PURSUANT TO AN EFFECTIVE REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT, OR PURSUANT TO AN AVAILABLE EXEMPTION FROM, OR IN A TRANSACTION NOT SUBJECT TO, THE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS OF THE SECURITIES ACT AND IN EACH CASE ONLY IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPLICABLE STATE SECURITIES LAWS.
SECURITIES PURCHASE AGREEMENT
THIS AGREEMENT, dated as of [ ], 2020, is entered into by and between Sino-Global Shipping America, Ltd., a Virginia corporation (“Company”), and [ ], its successors and/or assigns (“Purchaser”).
A. Company and Purchaser are executing and delivering this Agreement pursuant to the exemption from securities registration afforded by the Securities Act, Regulation S promulgated thereunder by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”).
B. Purchaser desires to purchase and Company desires to issue and sell, upon the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement, [ ] shares of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock, in the form attached hereto as Exhibit A, (the “Preferred Stock”), convertible into shares of common stock, no par value, of Company (“Common Stock”), upon the terms and subject to the limitations and conditions set forth in such Preferred Stock, and a Warrant (the “Warrant”), in the form attached hereto as Exhibit B, to purchase [ ] shares of Common Stock, upon the terms and subject to the limitations and conditions set forth in such Warrant.
C. This Agreement, the Preferred Stock, the Warrant and all other certificates, documents, agreements, resolutions, and instruments delivered to any party under or in connection with this Agreement, as the same may be amended from time to time, are collectively referred to herein as the “Transaction Documents.”
D. For purposes of this Agreement: “Conversion Shares” means all shares of Common Stock issuable upon conversion of all or any portion of the Preferred Stock; “Warrant Shares” means the shares of Common Stock issuable upon exercise of the Warrants; and “Securities” means the Preferred Stock, the Warrant, the Conversion Shares and the Warrant Shares.
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the above recitals and other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, Company and Purchaser hereby agree as follows:
1. Purchase and Sale of Securities.
1.1. Purchase of Securities.
Company shall issue and sell to Purchaser and Purchaser shall purchase from Company the Preferred Stock and the Warrant. In consideration thereof, Purchaser shall pay the Purchase Price (as defined below) to the Company.
1.2. Form of Payment.
On the Closing Date (as defined below), Purchaser shall pay the Purchase Price to the Company via wire transfer of immediately available funds against delivery of the Preferred Stock.
1.3. Closing Date.
Subject to the satisfaction (or written waiver) of the conditions set forth in Section 5 and Section 6 below, the closing of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement (the “Closing”) shall be 10:00 a.m., New York time, on the first (1st) Business Day on which the conditions to the Closing set forth in Sections 5 and 6 below are satisfied or waived (or such other date as is mutually agreed to by the Company and each Buyer) the offices of the Company at 1044 Northern Boulevard, Suite 305, Roslyn, New York ###-###-####.
1.4. Intentionally Omitted
1.5. Purchase Price.
The “Purchase Price” shall be US$[ ].
2. Purchaser’s Representations and Warranties.
Purchaser represents and warrants to Company that as of the date hereof and as of the Closing Date:
2.1 Organization. If the Purchaser is a company, it shall be duly incorporated or formed, validly existing and in good standing under the laws of the jurisdiction of its formation, with full right, or similar power and authority to enter into and to consummate the transactions contemplated by this Agreement and otherwise to carry out his, her or its obligations hereunder and thereunder.
2.2 Authority. Purchaser has the requisite power and authority to enter into and perform this Agreement and to purchase Securities being sold to it hereunder. The execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement by Purchaser and the consummation by it of the transactions contemplated hereby and thereby have been duly authorized by all necessary corporate, partnership or limited liability company action, and no further consent or authorization of Purchaser or its Board of Directors, stockholders, partners, members, or managers, as the case may be, is required. This Agreement has been duly authorized, executed and delivered by Purchaser and constitutes, or shall constitute when executed and delivered, a valid and binding obligation of Purchaser enforceable against Purchaser in accordance with the terms hereof.
2.3 Purchase Entirely for Own Account. This Agreement is made with Purchaser in reliance upon Purchaser’s representation to Company, which by Purchaser’s execution of this Agreement, Purchaser hereby confirms. Securities to be acquired by Purchaser will be acquired for investment for Purchaser’s own account, not as a nominee or agent, and not with a view to the resale or distribution of any part thereof, and Purchaser has no present intention of selling, granting any participation in, or otherwise distributing the same. By executing this Agreement, Purchaser further represents that Purchaser does not presently have any contract, undertaking, agreement or arrangement with any individual, corporation, partnership, limited liability company, joint venture, trust or other entity (“Person”) to sell, transfer or grant participations to any Person, with respect to any of the Purchaser’s Securities.
2.4 Experience of Purchaser. Purchaser, 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 prospective investment in Securities, and has so evaluated the merits and risks of such investment.
2.5 Ability to Bear Risk. Purchaser understands and agrees that the purchase of Securities is a high risk investment and that Purchaser is able to afford and bear an investment in a speculative venture having the risks and objectives of Company, including a risk of total loss of such investment. Purchaser must bear the substantial economic risks of the investment in Securities indefinitely because Securities may not be sold, hypothecated or otherwise disposed of unless subsequently registered under the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or an exemption from such registration(s) is available.
2.6 Disclosure of Information. Purchaser has been given access to full and complete information regarding Company and has utilized such access to Purchaser’s satisfaction for the purpose of obtaining such information regarding Company as Purchaser has reasonably requested. In particular, Purchaser: (i) has received and thoroughly read and evaluated all the disclosures contained in this Agreement; and (ii) has been given a reasonable opportunity to review such documents as Purchaser has requested and to ask questions of, and to receive answers from, representatives of Company concerning Securities and the business and affairs of Company and to obtain any additional information concerning Company’s business to the extent reasonably available so as to understand more fully the nature of this investment and to verify the accuracy of the information supplied. Purchaser is satisfied that he, she or it has received adequate information with respect to all matters which he, she or it considers material to its decision to make this investment.
2.7 Restricted Securities. Purchaser understands that Securities have not been, and will not be, registered under the Securities Act, by reason of a specific exemption from the registration provisions of the Securities Act, which depends upon, among other things, the bona fide nature of the investment intent and the accuracy of Purchaser’s representations as expressed herein. Purchaser understands that Securities are “restricted securities” under applicable U.S. federal and state securities laws and that, pursuant to these laws, Purchaser must hold Securities indefinitely unless they are registered with the SEC and qualified by state authorities, or an exemption from such registration and qualification requirements is available. Except as otherwise provided herein, Purchaser acknowledges that Company has no obligation to register or qualify Securities. Purchaser further acknowledges that if an exemption from registration or qualification is available, it may be conditioned on various requirements including, but not limited to, the time and manner of sale, the holding period of Securities, or requirements relating to Company that are outside of Purchaser’s control, and which Company is under no obligation, and may not be able, to satisfy.
2.8 Use of Proceeds. Purchaser acknowledges the Company may use the net proceeds from the transaction contemplated by this Agreement for working capital and other purposes as approved by the board of directors of the Company.
2.9 Trading Restrictions. Purchaser has been independently advised as to the restrictions with respect to trading Securities and with respect to the resale restrictions imposed by applicable securities laws, hereby confirms that no representation has been made to him, her or it by or on behalf of Company with respect thereto, hereby acknowledges the risks relating to an investment therein and of the fact that he, she or it may not be able to resell Securities except in accordance with limited exemptions under applicable securities legislation and regulatory policy until expiry of the applicable restriction period and compliance with the other requirements of applicable law, that Purchaser (or others for whom he, she or it is contracting hereunder) is solely responsible to find out what these restrictions are and that Purchaser is solely responsible (and not Company) for compliance with applicable resale restrictions and that Purchaser is aware that he, she or it may not be able to resell Securities except in accordance with limited exemptions under applicable securities laws, and he, she or it agrees that any certificates representing Securities may bear a legend indicating that the resale of such securities is restricted.
2.10 Holding Periods. Purchaser is solely responsible (and not Company) for compliance with all applicable hold periods and resale restrictions to which Securities are subject.
2.11 Regulation S Exemption. Purchaser acknowledges and agrees that none of Securities have been registered under the Securities Act, or under any state securities or “blue sky” laws of any state of the United States, and are being offered only in a transaction not involving any public offering within the meaning of the Securities Act, and, unless so registered, may not be offered or sold in the United States or to U.S. Persons (as defined herein), except pursuant to an effective registration statement under the Securities Act, or pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act, and in each case only in accordance with applicable state and provincial securities laws. Purchaser understands that Securities are being offered and sold to him, her or it in reliance on an exemption from the registration requirements of United States federal and state securities laws under Regulation S promulgated under the Securities Act and that Company is relying upon the truth and accuracy of the representations, warranties, agreements, acknowledgments and understandings of Purchaser set forth herein in order to determine the applicability of such exemptions and the suitability of Purchaser to acquire Securities. In this regard, Purchaser represents, warrants and agrees that:
(a) Purchaser is not a U.S. Person and is not an affiliate (as defined in Rule 501(b) under the Securities Act) of Company and is not acquiring Securities for the account or benefit of a U.S. Person. A “U.S. Person” means any one of the following:
|(A)||any natural person resident in the United States of America;|
|(B)||any partnership, limited liability company, corporation or other entity organized or incorporated under the laws of the United States of America;|
|(C)||any estate of which any executor or administrator is a U.S. Person;|
|(D)||any trust of which any trustee is a U.S. Person;|
|(E)||any agency or branch of a foreign entity located in the United States of America;|
|(F)||any non-discretionary account or similar account (other than an estate or trust) held by a dealer or other fiduciary for the benefit or account of a U.S. person;|
|(G)||any discretionary account or similar account (other than an estate or trust) held by a dealer or other fiduciary organized, incorporated or (if an individual) resident in the United States of America; and|
|(H)||any partnership, company, corporation or other entity if:|
|(1)||organized or incorporated under the laws of any foreign jurisdiction; and|
|(2)||formed by a U.S. person principally for the purpose of investing in securities not registered under the Securities Act, unless it is organized or incorporated, and owned, by accredited Purchasers (as defined in Rule 501(a) under the Securities Act) who are not natural persons, estates or trusts.|
(b) At the time of the origination of contact concerning this Agreement and the date of the execution and delivery of this Agreement, Purchaser was outside of the United States.
(c) Purchaser realizes that the basis for the exemption may not be present if, notwithstanding such representations, Purchaser has in mind merely acquiring Securities for a fixed or determinable period in the future, or for a market rise, or for sale if the market does not rise. Purchaser does not have any such intention.
(d) Purchaser will not, during the period commencing on the date of issuance of Securities and ending on the first anniversary of such date, or such shorter period as may be permitted by Regulation S or other applicable securities law (the “Restricted Period”), offer, sell, pledge or otherwise transfer Securities in the United States, or to a U.S. Person for the account or for the benefit of a U.S. Person, or otherwise in a manner that is not in compliance with Regulation S.
(e) Purchaser will, after expiration of the Restricted Period, offer, sell, pledge or otherwise transfer Securities only pursuant to registration under the Securities Act or an available exemption therefrom and, in accordance with all applicable state and foreign securities laws.
(f) Purchaser was not in the United States engaged in, and prior to the expiration of the Restricted Period will not engage in, any short selling of or any hedging transaction with respect to Securities, including without limitation, any put, call or other option transaction, option writing or equity swap.
(g) Neither Purchaser nor or any person acting on his, her or its behalf has engaged, nor will engage, in any directed selling efforts to a U.S. Person with respect to Securities and Purchaser and any person acting on his, her or its behalf have complied and will comply with the “offering restrictions” requirements of Regulation S under the Securities Act.
(h) The transactions contemplated by this Agreement have not been pre-arranged with a buyer located in the United States or with a U.S. Person, and are not part of a plan or scheme to evade the registration requirements of the Securities Act.
(i) Neither Purchaser nor any person acting on his, her or its behalf has undertaken or carried out any activity for the purpose of, or that could reasonably be expected to have the effect of, conditioning the market in the United States, its territories or possessions, for any of Securities. Purchaser agrees not to cause any advertisement of Securities to be published in any newspaper or periodical or posted in any public place and not to issue any circular relating to Securities, except such advertisements that include the statements required by Regulation S under the Securities Act, and only offshore and not in the U.S. or its territories, and only in compliance with any local applicable securities laws.
2.12 No Advertisements or Direct Selling Effort. Purchaser is not receiving Securities as a result of or subsequent to any advertisement, article, notice or other communication published in any newspaper, magazine, or similar media or broadcast over television or radio or via the Internet, or presented at any seminar or meeting. Purchaser has not acquired Securities as a result of, and will not engage in, any “directed selling efforts” (as defined in Regulation S) in the United States in respect of any of Securities which would include any activities undertaken for the purpose of, or that could reasonably be expected to have the effect of, conditioning the market in the United States for the resale of any of Securities; provided, however, that Purchaser may sell or otherwise dispose of any of Securities pursuant to registration of any of Securities pursuant to the Securities Act and any applicable state securities laws or under an exemption from such registration requirements and as otherwise provided herein.
2.13 Legend. Purchaser acknowledges and agrees that Securities shall bear a restricted legend (the “Legend”), in the form and substance as set forth in Section 7 hereof, disclosing the prohibition on the offer, sale, pledge or transfer of Securities, except (i) pursuant to an effective registration statement filed under the Securities Act, (ii) in accordance with the applicable provisions of Regulation S, promulgated under the Securities Act, (iii) pursuant to an exemption from registration provided by Rule 144 under the Securities Act (if available), and (iv) pursuant to any other exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act or for estate planning purposes (subject to any escrow restrictions).
2.14 Economic Considerations. Purchaser is not relying on Company, or its affiliates or agents with respect to economic considerations involved in this investment. Purchaser has relied solely on his, her or its own advisors.
2.15 Compliance with Laws. Any resale of Securities during the “distribution compliance period” as defined in Rule 902(f) to Regulation S shall only be made in compliance with exemptions from registration afforded by Regulation S. Further, any such sale of Securities in any jurisdiction outside of the United States will be made in compliance with the securities laws of such jurisdiction. Purchaser will not offer to sell or sell Securities in any jurisdiction unless Purchaser obtains all required consents, if any.
2.16 General. Purchaser understands that Securities are being offered and sold in reliance on a transactional exemption from the registration requirements of federal and state securities laws and Company is relying upon the truth and accuracy of the representations, warranties, agreements, acknowledgments and understandings of Purchaser set forth herein in order to determine the applicability of such exemptions and the suitability of Purchaser to acquire Securities.
3. Company’s Representations and Warranties.
3.1 Company represents and warrants to Purchaser that as of the date hereof and as of the Closing Date: (i) Company is a corporation duly organized, validly existing and in good standing under the laws of its state of incorporation and has the requisite corporate power to own its properties and to carry on its business as now being conducted; (ii) Company is duly qualified as a foreign corporation to do business and is in good standing in each jurisdiction where the nature of the business conducted or property owned by it makes such qualification necessary; (iii) each of the Transaction Documents and the transactions contemplated hereby and thereby, have been duly and validly authorized by Company and all necessary actions have been taken; (iv) this Agreement, the Preferred Stock, and the other Transaction Documents have been duly executed and delivered by Company and constitute the valid and binding obligations of Company enforceable in accordance with their terms; (v) the execution and delivery of the Transaction Documents by Company, the issuance of Securities in accordance with the terms hereof, and the consummation by Company of the other transactions contemplated by the Transaction Documents do not and will not conflict with or result in a breach by Company of any of the terms or provisions of, or constitute a default under (a) Company’s formation documents or bylaws, each as currently in effect, (b) any indenture, mortgage, deed of trust, or other material agreement or instrument to which Company is a party or by which it or any of its properties or assets are bound, including, without limitation, any listing agreement for Common Stock, or (c) any existing applicable law, rule, or regulation or any applicable decree, judgment, or order of any court, United States federal, state or foreign regulatory body, administrative agency, or other governmental body having jurisdiction over Company or any of Company’s properties or assets; (vi) no further authorization, approval or consent of any court, governmental body, regulatory agency, self-regulatory organization, or stock exchange or market or the stockholders or any lender of Company is required to be obtained by Company for the issuance of the Securities to Purchaser or the entering into of the Transaction Documents; (vii) none of Company’s filings with the SEC contained, at the time they were filed, any untrue statement of a material fact or omitted to state any material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements made therein, in light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading; (viii) in the twelve (12) months preceding the date hereof, Company has filed all reports, schedules, forms, statements and other documents required to be filed by Company with the SEC under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “1934 Act”) on a timely basis or has received a valid extension of such time of filing and has filed any such report, schedule, form, statement or other document prior to the expiration of any such extension; (ix) there is no action, suit, proceeding, inquiry or investigation before or by any court, public board or body pending or, to the knowledge of Company, threatened against or affecting Company before or by any governmental authority or non-governmental department, commission, board, bureau, agency or instrumentality or any other person, wherein an unfavorable decision, ruling or finding would have a material adverse effect on Company or which would adversely affect the validity or enforceability of, or the authority or ability of Company to perform its obligations under, any of the Transaction Documents; (x) Company has not consummated any financing transaction that has not been disclosed in a periodic filing or current report with the SEC under the 1934 Act; (xi) Company is not, nor has it been at any time in the previous twelve (12) months, a “Shell Company,” as such type of “issuer” is described in Rule 144(i)(1) under the Securities Act; (xii) with respect to any commissions, placement agent or finder’s fees or similar payments that will or would become due and owing by Company to any person or entity as a result of this Agreement or the transactions contemplated hereby (“Broker Fees”), any such Broker Fees will be made in full compliance with all applicable laws and regulations and only to a person or entity that is a registered investment adviser or registered broker-dealer; (xiii) Purchaser shall have no obligation with respect to any Broker Fees or with respect to any claims made by or on behalf of other persons for fees of a type contemplated in this subsection that may be due in connection with the transactions contemplated hereby and Company shall indemnify and hold harmless each of Purchaser, Purchaser’s employees, officers, directors, stockholders, members, managers, agents, and partners, and their respective affiliates, from and against all claims, losses, damages, costs (including the costs of preparation and attorneys’ fees) and expenses suffered in respect of any such claimed Broker Fees; (xiv) when issued, the Conversion Shares will be duly authorized, validly issued, fully paid for and non-assessable, free and clear of all liens, claims, charges and encumbrances; (xv) neither Purchaser nor any of its officers, directors, stockholders, members, managers, employees, agents or representatives has made any representations or warranties to Company or any of its officers, directors, employees, agents or representatives except as expressly set forth in the Transaction Documents and, in making its decision to enter into the transactions contemplated by the Transaction Documents, Company is not relying on any representation, warranty, covenant or promise of Purchaser or its officers, directors, members, managers, employees, agents or representatives other than as set forth in the Transaction Documents; and (xvi) Company acknowledges that the State of New York has a reasonable relationship and sufficient contacts to the transactions contemplated by the Transaction Documents and any dispute that may arise related thereto such that the laws and venue of the State of New York, as set forth more specifically in Section 8.2 below, shall be applicable to the Transaction Documents and the transactions contemplated therein.
3.2 Assuming the accuracy of the representations and warranties of Purchaser contained in Section 2 hereof, the offer, issue, and sale of the Preferred Stock and the Conversion Shares are and will be exempt from the registration and prospectus delivery requirements of the Securities Act and have been registered or qualified (or are exempt from registration and qualification) under the registration, permit, or qualification requirements of all applicable state securities laws.
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5. Conditions to Company’s Obligation to Sell.
The obligation of Company hereunder to issue and sell the Securities to Purchaser at the Closing is subject to the satisfaction, on or before the Closing Date, of each of the following conditions:
5.1. Purchaser shall have executed this Agreement and delivered the same to Company.
5.2. Purchaser shall have delivered the Purchase Price to Company in accordance with Section 1.2 above.
5.3. The representations and warranties of the Purchaser in this Agreement shall be true and correct in all material respects as of the date when made and as of the Closing Date as though made at that time, except for representations and warranties that are expressly made as of a particular date, which shall be true and correct in all material respects as of such date.
5.4. The Purchaser shall have performed, satisfied and complied in all respects with all covenants, agreements and conditions required by this Agreement to be performed, satisfied or complied with by such Purchaser at or prior to the Closing.
5.5. Company shall receive from NASDAQ the approval of the application for the listing of the Shares.
6. Conditions to Purchaser’s Obligation to Purchase.
The obligation of Purchaser hereunder to purchase the Securities at the Closing is subject to the satisfaction, on or before the Closing Date, of each of the following conditions, provided that these conditions are for Purchaser’s sole benefit and may be waived by Purchaser at any time in its sole discretion:
6.1. Company shall have executed this Agreement, the Preferred Stock and the Warrant and delivered the same to Purchaser.
6.2. Company shall have delivered to Purchaser fully executed copies of all other Transaction Documents required to be executed by Company herein or therein.
6.3. Each of the representations and warranties of the Company in this Agreement shall be true and correct in all respects as of the date when made and as of the Closing Date as though made at that time, except for representations and warranties that are expressly made as of a particular date, which shall be true and correct in all respects as of such date.
6.4. Company shall have performed, satisfied and complied in all respects with all covenants, agreements and conditions required by this Agreement to be performed, satisfied or complied with by the Company at or prior to the Closing.
Each certificates representing Securities shall be endorsed with the following legends, in addition to any other legend required to be placed thereon by applicable federal or state securities laws:
“THESE SECURITIES ARE BEING OFFERED TO PURCHASERS WHO ARE NOT U.S. PERSONS (AS DEFINED IN REGULATION S UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED (“THE SECURITIES ACT”)) AND WITHOUT REGISTRATION WITH THE UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT IN RELIANCE UPON REGULATION S PROMULGATED UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT.”
“TRANSFER OF THESE SECURITIES IS PROHIBITED, EXCEPT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF REGULATION S PROMULGATED UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT, PURSUANT TO REGISTRATION UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT, OR PURSUANT TO AVAILABLE EXEMPTION FROM REGISTRATION. HEDGING TRANSACTIONS MAY NOT BE CONDUCTED UNLESS IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE SECURITIES ACT.”
The provisions set forth in this Section 8 shall apply to this Agreement, as well as all other Transaction Documents as if these terms were fully set forth therein; provided, however, that in the event there is a conflict between any provision set forth in this Section 8 and any provision in any other Transaction Document, the provision in such other Transaction Document shall govern.
8.1. Specific Enforcement.
Company and Purchaser acknowledge and agree that irreparable damage would occur in the event that any of the provisions of this Agreement were not performed in accordance with their specific terms or were otherwise breached. It is accordingly agreed that the parties shall be entitled to an injunction or injunctions to prevent or cure breaches of the provisions of this Agreement and to enforce specifically the terms and provisions hereof or thereof, this being in addition to any other remedy to which any of them may be entitled by law or equity.
8.2. Governing Law; Venue.
Each of Company and Purchaser (i) hereby irrevocably submits to the jurisdiction of the United States District Court sitting in the Southern District of New York and the courts of the State of New York located in New York county for the purposes of any suit, action or proceeding arising out of or relating to this Agreement or the transactions contemplated hereby or thereby and (ii) hereby waives, and agrees not to assert in any such suit, action or proceeding, any claim that it is not personally subject to the jurisdiction of such court, that the suit, action or proceeding is brought in an inconvenient forum or that the venue of the suit, action or proceeding is improper. Each of Company and Purchaser consents to process being served in any such suit, action or proceeding by mailing a copy thereof via registered or certified mail or overnight delivery (with evidence of delivery) to such party at the address in effect for notices to it under this Agreement and agrees that such service shall constitute good and sufficient service of process and notice thereof. Nothing in Sections 8.1 and 8.2 shall affect or limit any right to serve process in any other manner permitted by law. Each party hereby irrevocably waives personal service of process and consents to process being served in any such suit, action or proceeding by mailing a copy thereof to such party at the address for such notices to it under this Agreement and agrees that such service shall constitute good and sufficient service of process and notice thereof. Nothing contained herein shall be deemed to limit in any way any right to serve process in any manner permitted by law.
Each Transaction Document may be executed in any number of counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original, but all of which together shall constitute one instrument. The parties hereto confirm that any electronic copy of another party’s executed counterpart of a Transaction Document (or such party’s signature page thereof) will be deemed to be an executed original thereof.
The headings of this Agreement are for convenience of reference only and shall not form part of, or affect the interpretation of, this Agreement.
In the event that any provision of this Agreement is invalid or unenforceable under any applicable statute or rule of law, then such provision shall be deemed inoperative to the extent that it may conflict therewith and shall be deemed modified to conform to such statute or rule of law. Any provision hereof which may prove invalid or unenforceable under any law shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision hereof.
8.6. Entire Agreement.
This Agreement, together with the other Transaction Documents, contains the entire understanding of the parties with respect to the matters covered herein and therein and, except as specifically set forth herein or therein, neither Company nor Purchaser makes any representation, warranty, covenant or undertaking with respect to such matters. For the avoidance of doubt, all prior term sheets or other documents between Company and Purchaser, or any affiliate thereof, related to the transactions contemplated by the Transaction Documents (collectively, “Prior Agreements”), that may have been entered into between Company and Purchaser, or any affiliate thereof, are hereby null and void and deemed to be replaced in their entirety by the Transaction Documents. To the extent there is a conflict between any term set forth in any Prior Agreement and the term(s) of the Transaction Documents, the Transaction Documents shall govern.
No provision of this Agreement may be waived or amended other than by an instrument in writing signed by both parties hereto.
All notices, demands, consents, requests, instructions and other communications to be given or delivered or permitted under or by reason of the provisions of this Agreement or in connection with the transactions contemplated hereby shall be in writing and shall be deemed to be delivered and received by the intended recipient as follows: (i) if personally delivered, on the business day of such delivery (as evidenced by the receipt of the personal delivery service), (ii) if mailed certified or registered mail return receipt requested, two (2) business days after being mailed, (iii) if delivered by overnight courier (with all charges having been prepaid), on the business day of such delivery (as evidenced by the receipt of the overnight courier service of recognized standing), or (iv) if delivered by electronic mail, on the business day of such delivery if sent by 6:00 p.m. in the time zone of the recipient, or if sent after that time, on the next succeeding business day. If any notice, demand, consent, request, instruction or other communication cannot be delivered because of a changed address of which no notice was given (in accordance with this Section 8.8), or the refusal to accept same, the notice, demand, consent, request, instruction or other communication shall be deemed received on the second business day the notice is sent (as evidenced by a sworn affidavit of the sender). All such notices, demands, consents, requests, instructions and other communications will be sent to the following addresses or facsimile numbers as applicable:
If to Company:
Sino-Global Shipping America, Ltd.
Attn: Lei Cao, CEO
1044 Northern Boulevard, Suite 305
Roslyn, New York ###-###-####
With a copy to (which copy shall not constitute notice):
Kaufman & Canoles, P.C.
Two James Center, 14th Floor
1021 East Cary Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219
If to Purchaser:
With a copy to (which copy shall not constitute notice):
Hunter Taubman Fischer & Li LLC
Attn: Joan Wu
800 Third Avenue, Suite 2800
New York, New York 10022
Any party hereto may from time to time change its address for notices by giving at least ten (10) days written notice of such changed address to the other party hereto.
8.9. Successors and Assigns.
This Agreement or any of the severable rights and obligations inuring to the benefit of or to be performed by Purchaser hereunder may be assigned by Purchaser to a third party, including its affiliates, in whole or in part, without the need to obtain Company’s consent thereto. Company may not assign its rights or obligations under this Agreement or delegate its duties hereunder without the prior written consent of Purchaser.
The representations and warranties of Company and the agreements and covenants set forth in this Agreement shall survive the Closing hereunder notwithstanding any due diligence investigation conducted by or on behalf of Purchaser. Company agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Purchaser and all its officers, directors, employees, attorneys, and agents for loss or damage arising as a result of or related to any breach or alleged breach by Company of any of its representations, warranties and covenants set forth in this Agreement or any of its covenants and obligations under this Agreement, including advancement of expenses as they are incurred.
8.11. Further Assurances.
Each party shall do and perform, or cause to be done and performed, all such further acts and things, and shall execute and deliver all such other agreements, certificates, instruments and documents, as the other party may reasonably request in order to carry out the intent and accomplish the purposes of this Agreement and the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby.
8.12. Purchaser’s Rights and Remedies Cumulative.
All rights, remedies, and powers conferred in this Agreement and the Transaction Documents are cumulative and not exclusive of any other rights or remedies, and shall be in addition to every other right, power, and remedy that Purchaser may have, whether specifically granted in this Agreement or any other Transaction Document, or existing at law, in equity, or by statute, and any and all such rights and remedies may be exercised from time to time and as often and in such order as Purchaser may deem expedient.
No waiver of any provision of this Agreement shall be effective unless it is in the form of a writing signed by the party granting the waiver. No waiver of any provision or consent to any prohibited action shall constitute a waiver of any other provision or consent to any other prohibited action, whether or not similar. No waiver or consent shall constitute a continuing waiver or consent or commit a party to provide a waiver or consent in the future except to the extent specifically set forth in writing.
8.14. Waiver of Jury Trial.
EACH PARTY TO THIS AGREEMENT IRREVOCABLY WAIVES ANY AND ALL RIGHTS SUCH PARTY MAY HAVE TO DEMAND THAT ANY ACTION, PROCEEDING OR COUNTERCLAIM ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT, ANY OTHER TRANSACTION DOCUMENT, OR THE RELATIONSHIPS OF THE PARTIES HERETO BE TRIED BY JURY. THIS WAIVER EXTENDS TO ANY AND ALL RIGHTS TO DEMAND A TRIAL BY JURY ARISING UNDER COMMON LAW OR ANY APPLICABLE STATUTE, LAW, RULE OR REGULATION. FURTHER, EACH PARTY HERETO ACKNOWLEDGES THAT SUCH PARTY IS KNOWINGLY AND VOLUNTARILY WAIVING SUCH PARTY’S RIGHT TO DEMAND TRIAL BY JURY.
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned Purchaser and Company have caused this Agreement to be duly executed as of the date first above written.
[ ] shares of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock and Warrant to purchase [ ] shares of Common Stock
Total Purchase Price: $[ ]
|Sino-Global Shipping America, Ltd.|
| Lei Cao|
Chief Executive Officer
[Signature Page to Securities Purchase Agreement]
FORM OF CERTIFICATE OF DESIGNATION OF SERIES A PREFERRED STOCK OF SINO-GLOBAL SHIPPING AMERICA, LTD.
FORM OF COMMON STOCK PURCHASE WARRANT