STEM HOLDINGS, INC.
This Subscription Agreement (this “Agreement”) is being delivered to the purchaser identified on the signature page to this Agreement (the “Subscriber”) in connection with its investment in Stem Holdings, Inc., a Nevada corporation (the “Company”). The Company is conducting a public offering (the “Offering”) of up to twenty million (20,000,000) shares together with up to twenty million (20,000,000) Warrants. The terms and conditions of the Offering are detailed in the Summary of Offering Terms and the Company’s Prospectuses dated December 14, 2020. The minimum investment amount is $50,000 per investor. The closing shall take place no later than February 26, 2021 (the “Offering Period”) and any Subscriptions not accepted by the Company shall be returned to the Subscriber without interest or deduction thereon.
Prior to, or simultaneously with, or after the date of this Agreement, the Company may offer in private placements of various securities of the Company, including but not limited to debt, convertible debt, Common Stock and warrants to purchase Common Stock (collectively, the “Other Private Placements”). By execution hereof, Subscriber acknowledges and understands the existence of and that the Company may conduct Other Private Placements, the terms of which may be considered better, worse or similar to the terms of this Offering.
In consideration of the mutual covenants contained in this Agreement and for other good and valuable consideration the receipt and adequacy of which are hereby acknowledged, the Company and the Subscriber agree as follows:
1. SUBSCRIPTION AND PURCHASE PRICE
(a) Subscription. Subject to the conditions set forth in Section 2 hereof, the Subscriber hereby subscribes for and agrees to purchase for the aggregate subscription amount as set forth on the signature page hereof (the “Subscription Amount”) and on the terms described herein together with the Prospectus and Summary of Offering Terms.
(b) Purchase of Securities. The Subscriber’s delivery of this Agreement to the Company shall be accompanied by payment for the Securities subscribed for hereunder, payable in United States Dollars, by wire transfer of immediately available funds delivered contemporaneously with the Subscriber’s delivery of this Agreement in accordance with the wire instructions attached hereto as Exhibit A. A designated third-party Escrow Agent (“Escrow Holder”) will hold the funds in escrow pursuant to the Escrow Agreement between the Company and the Escrow Holder. The Subscriber understands and agrees that, subject to Section 2 and applicable laws, by executing this Agreement, it is entering into a binding agreement. The Subscriber further understands that pending the Closing (as defined in Section 2(b) of this Agreement, the funds will deposited into a non-interest bearing account maintained by the Escrow Holder.
2. Acceptance, Offering Term and Closing Procedures
(a) Acceptance or Rejection. The obligation of the Subscriber to purchase the Securities hereunder shall be irrevocable, and the Subscriber shall be legally bound to purchase the Securities subject to the terms set forth in this Agreement. The Subscriber understands and agrees that the Company reserves the right to reject this subscription for Securities in whole or part in any order at any time prior to the Closing for any reason, notwithstanding the Subscriber’s prior receipt of notice of acceptance of the Subscriber’s subscription. In the event of rejection of this subscription by the Company in accordance with this Section 2, or if the sale of the Securities is not consummated by the Company for any reason or no reason, this Agreement and any other agreement entered into between the Subscriber and the Company relating to this subscription shall thereafter have no force or effect, and the Company shall promptly return or cause to be returned to the Subscriber the purchase price remitted to the Company, without interest thereon or deduction therefrom. Notwithstanding, the Subscriber shall continue to be bound by the terms of any Non-Disclosure Agreement between the parties.
(b) Closing. Subject to the receipt of subscriptions and executed Subscription agreements. The closing of the purchase and sale of the Securities hereunder (the “Closing”) shall take place at the offices of Stem Holdings, Inc. or such other place as determined by the Company and Driven Deliveries, Inc.
(c) Following Acceptance or Rejection. The Subscriber acknowledges and agrees that this Agreement and any other documents delivered in connection herewith will be held by the Company. In the event that this Agreement is not accepted by the Company for whatever reason, which the Company expressly reserves the right to do, this Agreement, the Subscription Amount received by the Company (without interest thereon) and any other documents delivered in connection herewith will be returned to the Subscriber at the address of the Subscriber as set forth in this Agreement.
3. THE SUBSCRIBER’s Representations, Warranties AND cOVENANTS
The Subscriber hereby acknowledges, agrees with and represents, warrants and covenants to the Company, as follows:
(a) The Subscriber has full power and authority to enter into this Agreement, the execution and delivery of which has been duly authorized, if applicable, and this Agreement constitutes a valid and legally binding obligation of the Subscriber.
(b) The Subscriber is not relying on the Company or any of its employees, agents, sub-agents or advisors with respect to the legal, tax, economic and related considerations involved in this investment. The Subscriber has relied on the advice of, or has consulted with, only its Advisors. Each Advisor, if any, has disclosed to the Subscriber in writing (a copy of which is annexed to this Agreement) the specific details of any and all past, present or future relationships, actual or contemplated, between the Advisor and the Company or any affiliate or sub-agent thereof.
(c) The Subscriber has carefully considered the potential risks relating to the Company and a purchase of the Securities, and fully understands that the Securities are a speculative investment that involves a high degree of risk of loss of the Subscriber’s entire investment. The Subscriber has reviewed, or had an opportunity to review, the Company’s Prospectus and Summary of Offering Terms, which are deemed incorporated herein by reference, including, without limitation, all “Risk Factors” and “Forward Looking Statements” disclaimers contained therein.
(d) No oral or written representations or warranties have been made, or information furnished, to the Subscriber or its Advisors, if any, by the Company or any of its officers, employees, agents, sub-agents, affiliates, advisors or subsidiaries in connection with the Offering, other than any representations of the Company contained herein, and in subscribing for the Securities, the Subscriber is not relying upon any representations other than those contained herein.
(e) Neither the SEC nor any state securities commission has approved the Securities or passed upon or endorsed the merits of the Offering. There is no government or other insurance covering any of the Securities.
(f) The Subscriber has reviewed the risk factors contained in this Subscription Agreement. The Subscriber has been advised about the Other Private Placements. The Subscriber and its Advisors, if any, have had a reasonable opportunity to ask questions of and receive answers from the Company concerning the Offering and the business, financial condition, results of operations and prospects of the Company and all such questions have been answered to the full satisfaction of the Subscriber and its Advisors, if any.
(g) The Subscriber is unaware of, is in no way relying on, and did not become aware of, the Offering through or as a result of, any form of general solicitation or general advertising, including, without limitation, any article, notice, advertisement or other communication published in any newspaper, magazine or similar media or broadcast over television or radio, or electronic mail over the Internet, in connection with the Offering and is not subscribing for Securities and did not become aware of the Offering through or as a result of any seminar or meeting to which the Subscriber was invited by, or any solicitation of a subscription by, a person not previously known to the Subscriber in connection with investments in securities generally.
(h) The Subscriber has taken no action that would give rise to any claim by any person for brokerage commissions, finders’ fees or the like relating to this Agreement or the transactions contemplated hereby.
(i) The Subscriber acknowledges that any estimates or forward-looking statements or projections furnished by the Company to the Subscriber were prepared by the management of the Company in good faith, but that the attainment of any such projections, estimates or forward-looking statements cannot be guaranteed by the Company or its management and should not be relied upon.
(j) (For ERISA plans only) The fiduciary of the ERISA plan (the “Plan”) represents that such fiduciary has been informed of and understands the Company’s investment objectives, policies and strategies, and that the decision to invest “plan assets” (as such term is defined in ERISA) in the Company is consistent with the provisions of ERISA that require diversification of plan assets and impose other fiduciary responsibilities. The Subscriber or Plan fiduciary (i) is responsible for the decision to invest in the Company; (ii) is independent of the Company and any of its affiliates; (iii) is qualified to make such investment decision; and (iv) in making such decision, the Subscriber or Plan fiduciary has not relied primarily on any advice or recommendation of the Company or any of its affiliates.
(k) This Agreement is not enforceable by the Subscriber unless it has been accepted by the Company, and the Subscriber acknowledges and agrees that the Company reserves the right to reject any subscription for any reason.
(l) The Subscriber will indemnify and hold harmless the Company and, where applicable, its directors, officers, employees, agents, advisors, affiliates and shareholders, and each other person, if any, who controls any of the foregoing from and against any and all loss, liability, claim, damage and expense whatsoever (including, but not limited to, any and all fees, costs and expenses whatsoever reasonably incurred in investigating, preparing or defending against any claim, lawsuit, administrative proceeding or investigation whether commenced or threatened) (a “Loss”) arising out of or based upon any representation or warranty of the Subscriber contained herein or in any document furnished by the Subscriber to the Company in connection herewith being untrue in any material respect or any breach or failure by the Subscriber to comply with any covenant or agreement made by the Subscriber herein or therein; provided, however, that the Subscriber shall not be liable for any Loss that in the aggregate exceeds the Subscriber’s Aggregate Purchase Price tendered hereunder.
(m) The Subscriber is, and on each date on which the Subscriber continues to own restricted securities from the Offering will be, an “Accredited Investor” as defined in Rule 501(a) under the Securities Act. In general, an “Accredited Investor” is deemed to be an institution with assets in excess of $5,000,000 or individuals with a net worth in excess of $1,000,000 (excluding the value of their primary residence) or annual income exceeding $200,000 or $300,000 jointly with his or her spouse.
(n) The Subscriber acknowledges receipt and careful review of all documents furnished in connection with this transaction by the Company, including the Prospectus and Summary of Offering Terms (collectively, the “Offering Documents”), and has been furnished by the Company during the course of this transaction with all information regarding the Company which the Subscriber has requested or desires to know; and the Subscriber has been afforded the opportunity to ask questions of and receive answers from duly authorized officers or other representatives of the Company concerning the terms and conditions of the Offering, and any additional information which the Subscriber has requested.
(o) The Subscriber acknowledges that if the Subscriber is a Registered Representative of a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (“FINRA”) member firm, the Subscriber must give such firm the notice required by the FINRA’s Conduct Rules, receipt of which must be acknowledged by such firm on the signature page hereof.
(p) The Subscriber hereby acknowledges that neither the Company nor any persons associated with the Company who may provide assistance or advice in connection with the Offering (other than the placement agent, if one is engaged by the Company) are or are expected to be members or associated persons of members of the FINRA or registered broker-dealers under any federal or state securities laws. This Offering is made directly by the Company.
(q) The Subscriber hereby represents that, except as expressly set forth in the Offering Documents, no representations or warranties have been made to the Subscriber by the Company or any agent, employee or affiliate of the Company and, in entering into this transaction, the Subscriber is not relying on any information other than that contained in the Offering Documents and the results of independent investigation by the Subscriber.
(r) All information provided by the Subscriber in the Investor Questionnaire attached hereto is true and accurate in all respects, and the Subscriber acknowledges that the Company will be relying on such information to its possible detriment in deciding whether the Company can sell these securities to the Subscriber without giving rise to the loss of the exemption from registration under applicable securities laws.
4. The Company’s Representations, Warranties and Covenants
The Company hereby acknowledges, agrees with and represents, warrants and covenants to the Subscriber, as follows:
(a) The Company has the corporate power and authority to execute and deliver this Agreement and to perform its obligations hereunder. This Agreement has been duly authorized, executed and delivered by the Company and is valid, binding and enforceable against the Company in accordance with its terms.
(b) The Securities to be issued to the Subscriber pursuant to this Agreement, when issued and delivered in accordance with the terms of this Agreement, will be duly and validly issued and will be fully paid and non-assessable.
(c) Neither the execution and delivery nor the performance of this Agreement by the Company will conflict with the Company’s organizational materials, as amended to date, or result in a breach of any terms or provisions of, or constitute a default under, any material contract, agreement or instrument to which the Company is a party or by which the Company is bound.
(d) The Company acknowledges and agrees that the Subscriber is acting solely in the capacity of an arm’s length purchaser with respect to the Securities and the transactions contemplated hereby. The Company further acknowledges that the Subscriber is not acting as a financial advisor or fiduciary of the Company (or in any similar capacity) with respect to this Agreement and the transactions contemplated hereby and any advice given by the Subscriber or any of its representatives or agents in connection with this Agreement and the transactions contemplated hereby is merely incidental to the Subscriber’s purchase of the Securities. The Company further represents to the Subscriber that the Company’s decision to enter into this Agreement has been based solely on the independent evaluation of the transactions contemplated hereby by the Company and its representatives.
(e) The Company will indemnify and hold harmless the Subscriber and, where applicable, its directors, officers, employees, agents, advisors and shareholders, from and against any and all loss arising out of or based upon any representation or warranty of the Company contained herein or in any document furnished by the Company to the Subscriber in connection herewith being untrue in any material respect or any breach or failure by the Company to comply with any covenant or agreement made by the Company to the Subscriber in connection therewith; provided, however, that the Company’s liability shall not exceed the Subscriber’s Aggregate Purchase Price tendered hereunder.
5. Use of Proceeds
The Company anticipates using the gross proceeds from the Offering for general corporate purposes, other growth initiatives and capital expenditures, and transaction costs including the consummation of the Company’s merger with Driven Deliveries, Inc.
6. CONDITIONS TO ACCEPTANCE OF SUBSCRIPTION
The Company’s right to accept the subscription of the Subscriber is conditioned upon satisfaction of the following conditions precedent on or before the date the Company accepts such subscription:
(a) As of the Closing, no legal action, suit or proceeding shall be pending that seeks to restrain or prohibit the transactions contemplated by this Agreement.
(b) The representations and warranties of the Company contained in this Agreement shall have been true and correct in all material respects on the date of this Agreement and shall be true and correct as of the Closing as if made on the Closing Date.
7. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
(a) All parties hereto have been represented by counsel, and no inference shall be drawn in favor of or against any party by virtue of the fact that such party’s counsel was or was not the principal draftsman of this Agreement.
(b) Each of the parties hereto shall be responsible to pay the costs and expenses of its own legal counsel in connection with the preparation and review of this Agreement and related documentation.
(c) Neither this Agreement, nor any provisions hereof, shall be waived, modified, discharged or terminated except by an instrument in writing signed by the party against whom any waiver, modification, discharge or termination is sought.
(d) The representations, warranties and agreement of the Subscriber and the Company made in this Agreement shall survive the execution and delivery of this Agreement and the delivery of the Securities.
(e) Any party may send any notice, request, demand, claim or other communication hereunder to the Subscriber at the address set forth on the signature page of this Agreement or to the Company at its primary office (including personal delivery, expedited courier, messenger service, fax, ordinary mail or electronic mail), but no such notice, request, demand, claim or other communication will be deemed to have been duly given unless and until it actually is received by the intended recipient. Any party may change the address to which notices, requests, demands, claims and other communications hereunder are to be delivered by giving the other parties written notice in the manner herein set forth.
(f) Except as otherwise provided herein, this Agreement shall be binding upon, and inure to the benefit of, the parties to this Agreement and their heirs, executors, administrators, successors, legal representatives and assigns. If the Subscriber is more than one person or entity, the obligation of the Subscriber shall be joint and several and the agreements, representations, warranties and acknowledgments contained herein shall be deemed to be made by, and be binding upon, each such person or entity and its heirs, executors, administrators, successors, legal representatives and assigns. This Agreement sets forth the entire agreement and understanding between the parties as to the subject matter hereof and merges and supersedes all prior discussions, agreements and understandings of any and every nature among them.
(g) This Agreement is not transferable or assignable by the Subscriber.
(h) This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Florida, without giving effect to conflicts of law principles.
(i) Section 22 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended provides the district courts of the United States and the United States courts of any Territory shall have jurisdiction of offenses and violations of under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and under the rules and regulations promulgated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in respect thereto (“Federal Securities Law”), and, concurrent with State and Territorial courts, of all suits in equity and actions at law brought to enforce any liability or duty created under Federal Securities Laws. Any such suit or action may be brought in the district wherein the defendant is found or is an inhabitant or transacts business, or in the district where the offer or sale took place, if the defendant participated therein, and process in such cases may be served in any other district of which the defendant is an inhabitant or wherever the defendant may be found. With respect to actions other than actions under Federal Securities Law, the Company and the Subscriber hereby agree that any dispute that may arise between them arising out of or in connection with this Agreement shall be adjudicated before a court located in the City of Boca Raton, Palm Beach County, and they hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the federal and state courts of the State of Florida located in the City of Boca Raton, Palm Beach County with respect to any action or legal proceeding commenced by any party and consent to the service of process in any such action or legal proceeding by means of registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, postage prepaid, in care of the address set forth herein or such other address as either party shall furnish in writing to the other. In this regard, upon becoming aware of any potential action, the Company will immediately advise investors whether the proposed action arises under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and whether the exclusive jurisdiction provisions of this section are applicable.
(j) This Agreement may be executed in two or more counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original, but all of which together shall constitute one and the same instrument.
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|ACCEPTED this ___ day of ____________ 2021, on behalf of Stem Holdings, Inc.|
|Title:||Chief Executive Officer|