EX-10.1 3 tm213697d1_ex10-1.htm EXHIBIT 10.1
Summit Wireless Technologies, Inc.
6840 Via Del Oro, Ste. 280
San Jose, CA 95119
Dated as of January 19, 2021
To Holder of Common Stock Purchase Warrants
Re: Inducement Offer to Exercise Common Stock Purchase Warrants
Summit Wireless Technologies, Inc. (the “Company”) is pleased pursuant to this letter agreement (this “Agreement”) to offer to you the opportunity to exercise all of the common stock purchase warrants of the Company issued to you on or about (i) February 28, 2020 with an exercise price of $2.55 per share (the “February 28th Warrant”), and (ii) November 9, 2020, with an exercise price of $2.55 per share (the “November 9th Warrant”, and together with the February 28th Warrant, the “Existing Warrants”), set forth on the signature page hereto, which are currently held by you (the “Holder”). The Existing Warrants and all of the shares of common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, of the Company (the “Common Stock”) underlying the Existing Warrants (“Existing Warrant Shares”) have been registered pursuant to the Company’s resale registration statements on Form S-3 (File No. 333-239845 and File No. 333-251177), which were declared effective by the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) on July 23, 2020 and December 10, 2020, respectively (the “Registration Statements”) in connection with two separate private placement offerings by the Company placed by Alexander Capital LP (collectively, the “Offerings”). The Registration Statements are currently effective and, upon exercise of the Existing Warrants pursuant to this letter agreement, will be effective for the issuance or sale, as the case may be, of the Existing Warrant Shares. Capitalized terms not otherwise defined herein shall have the meanings set forth in each Existing Warrant.
In consideration for exercising the Existing Warrants held by you in part or in full for the number of Existing Warrant Shares set forth on the signature page hereto (the “Warrant Exercise”), the Company hereby offers to issue you or your designee a new common stock purchase warrant (the “New Warrant”) pursuant to Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (“Securities Act”), to purchase up to a quantity of shares of Common Stock (the “New Warrant Shares”) equal to 25% of the number of Existing Warrant Shares issued pursuant to the exercise of the Existing Warrants hereunder, which New Warrant shall be substantially in the form of the Existing Warrants, will be exercisable immediately and on a cashless basis if the New Warrant Shares have not been registered on or before 6 months after the date of issuance and there is no current registration statement effective covering the New Warrant Shares at the time of exercise, with an expiration date on January 20, 2026, and an exercise price equal to $4.20.
The original New Warrants will be delivered within two (2) business days following the date hereof. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, in the event that the exercise of an Existing Warrant would otherwise cause you to exceed the applicable Beneficial Ownership Limitation set forth in Section 2(e) of the Existing Warrants, the Company shall only issue such number of Existing Warrant Shares to you that would not cause you to exceed the maximum number of Existing Warrant Shares permitted thereunder, with the balance to be held in abeyance until notice from you that such balance (or portion thereof) may be issued in compliance with such Beneficial Ownership Limitation, which abeyance shall be evidenced through the Existing Warrants, which shall be deemed prepaid thereafter, and exercised pursuant to a Notice of Exercise in the Existing Warrant (provided no additional exercise shall be payable).
Expressly subject to the paragraph immediately following this paragraph below, you may accept this offer by signing this letter below, with such acceptance constituting your exercise the Existing Warrants for the aggregate exercise price set forth on your signature page hereto on or before January 19, 2021.
Additionally, the Company agrees to the representations, warranties and covenants set forth on Annex A attached hereto. You represent and warrant that you are an “accredited investor” as defined in Rule 501 of the Securities Act, and agree that the New Warrants will contain restrictive legends when issued, and subject to this Agreement and the obligation of the Company to register the New Warrant Shares under the terms of the New Warrant, neither the New Warrant nor the New Warrant Shares will be registered under the Securities Act, except in the discretion of the Company.
You understand that the New Warrant will not be, and the Company is under no obligation to register the New Warrant under the Securities Act, and that the Company will undertake to register the New Warrant Shares under the Securities Act, pursuant to the terms of the New Warrant. In furtherance thereof, the New Warrant and each certificate evidencing New Warrant Shares, if, for any reason, the New Warrant Shares, if any, are not then currently covered under an effective registration statement, shall bear a legend substantially similar to the following:
“NEITHER THIS SECURITY NOR THE SECURITIES FOR WHICH THIS SECURITY IS EXERCISABLE HAVE BEEN REGISTERED WITH THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION OR THE SECURITIES COMMISSION OF ANY STATE IN RELIANCE UPON AN EXEMPTION FROM REGISTRATION UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED (THE “SECURITIES ACT”), AND, ACCORDINGLY, MAY NOT BE OFFERED OR SOLD EXCEPT 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 ACCORDANCE WITH APPLICABLE STATE SECURITIES LAWS. THIS SECURITY AND THE SECURITIES ISSUABLE UPON EXERCISE OF THIS SECURITY MAY BE PLEDGED IN CONNECTION WITH A BONA FIDE MARGIN ACCOUNT OR OTHER LOAN SECURED BY SUCH SECURITIES.”
Certificates evidencing New Warrant Shares shall not contain any legend (including the legend set forth above), (i) while a registration statement covering the resale of such New Warrant Shares is effective under the Securities Act, (ii) following any sale of such New Warrant Shares pursuant to Rule 144 under the Securities Act, (iii) if such New Warrant Shares are eligible for sale under Rule 144, without the requirement for the Company to be in compliance with the current public information required under Rule 144 as to such New Warrant Shares and without volume or manner-of-sale restrictions, (iv) if such New Warrant Shares may be sold under Rule 144 and the Company is then in compliance with the current public information required under Rule 144 as to such New Warrant Shares, or (v) if such legend is not required under applicable requirements of the Securities Act (including judicial interpretations and pronouncements issued by the staff of the Commission and the earliest of clauses (i) through (v), the “Delegend Date”)). The Company shall cause its counsel to issue a legal opinion to the transfer agent promptly after the Delegend Date if required by the Company and/or the transfer agent to effect the removal of the legend hereunder, which opinion shall be in form and substance reasonably acceptable to you. If such New Warrant Shares may be sold under Rule 144 without the requirement for the Company to be in compliance with the current public information required under Rule 144 or if such legend is not otherwise required under applicable requirements of the Securities Act (including judicial interpretations and pronouncements issued by the staff of the Commission) then such New Warrant Shares shall be issued free of all legends. The Company agrees that following the Delegend Date or at such time as such legend is no longer required under this paragraph, it will, no later than two (2) Trading Days following the delivery by you to the Company or the Transfer Agent of a certificate representing the New Warrant Shares issued with a restrictive legend (such second Trading Day, the “Legend Removal Date”), deliver or cause to be delivered to you a certificate representing such New Warrant Shares that is free from all restrictive and other legends or, at your request shall credit the account of your prime broker with the Depository Trust Company System as directed by you.
In addition to your other available remedies, the Company shall pay to you, in cash, (i) as partial liquidated damages and not as a penalty, for each $1,000 of New Warrant Shares (based on the VWAP of the shares of Common Stock on the date such New Warrant Shares are submitted to the Transfer Agent) delivered for removal of the restrictive legend, $10 per Trading Day (increasing to $20 per Trading Day five (5) Trading Days after such damages have begun to accrue) for each Trading Day after the Legend Removal Date until such certificate is delivered without a legend and (ii) if the Company fails to (a) issue and deliver (or cause to be delivered) to you by the Legend Removal Date a certificate representing the New Warrant Shares so delivered to the Company by you that is free from all restrictive and other legends and (b) if after the Legend Removal Date you purchase (in an open market transaction or otherwise) shares of Common Stock to deliver in satisfaction of a sale by you of all or any portion of the number of New Warrant Shares, or a sale of a number of shares of Common Stock equal to all or any portion of the number of New Warrant Shares that you anticipated receiving from the Company without any restrictive legend, then, an amount equal to the excess of your total purchase price (including brokerage commissions and other out-of-pocket expenses, if any) for the shares of Common Stock so purchased (including brokerage commissions and other out-of-pocket expenses, if any) over the product of (A) such number of New Warrant Shares that the Company was required to deliver to you by the Legend Removal Date multiplied by (B) the lowest closing sale price of the shares of Common Stock on any Trading Day during the period commencing on the date of the delivery by you to the Company of the applicable New Warrant Shares (as the case may be) and ending on the date of such delivery and payment under this clause (ii).
At any time during the period commencing from the six (6) month anniversary of the date hereof and ending at such time that all of the New Warrant Shares may be sold without the requirement for the Company to be in compliance with Rule 144(c)(1) and otherwise without restriction or limitation pursuant to Rule 144, if there is no effective registration statement covering the resale of all of the New Warrant Shares and the Company (i) shall fail for any reason to satisfy the current public information requirement under Rule 144(c) or (ii) has ever been an issuer described in Rule 144(i)(1)(i) or becomes an issuer in the future, and the Company shall fail to satisfy any condition set forth in Rule 144(i)(2) (a “Public Information Failure”) then, in addition to your other available remedies, the Company shall pay to you, in cash, as partial liquidated damages and not as a penalty, by reason of any such delay in or reduction of its ability to sell the New Warrant Shares, an amount in cash equal to two percent (2.0%) of the aggregate exercise price of the New Warrant on the day of a Public Information Failure and on every thirtieth (30th) day (pro-rated for periods totaling less than thirty (30) days) thereafter until the earlier of (a) the date such Public Information Failure is cured and (b) such time that such public information is no longer required for the undersigned to transfer the New Warrant Shares pursuant to Rule 144. The payments to which the undersigned shall be entitled pursuant to this paragraph are referred to herein as “Public Information Failure Payments.” Public Information Failure Payments shall be paid on the earlier of (i) the last day of the calendar month during which such Public Information Failure Payments are incurred and (ii) the third (3rd) business day after the event or failure giving rise to the Public Information Failure Payments is cured. In the event that the Company fails to make Public Information Failure Payments in a timely manner, such Public Information Failure Payments shall bear interest at the rate of 1.5% per month (prorated for partial months) until paid in full. Nothing herein shall limit your right to pursue actual damages for the Public Information Failure, and you shall have the right to pursue all remedies available to you at law or in equity including, without limitation, a decree of specific performance and/or injunctive relief.
From the date hereof until the end of the fifteen (15) Trading Day following the date hereof, neither the Company nor any subsidiary of the Company shall (i) issue, enter into any agreement to issue or announce the issuance or proposed issuance of any shares of Common Stock or any securities of the Company or any subsidiaries which would entitle the holder thereof to acquire at any time shares of Common Stock, including, without limitation, any debt, preferred stock, right, option, warrant or other instrument that is at any time convertible into or exercisable or exchangeable for, or otherwise entitles the holder thereof to receive, shares of Common Stock, or (ii) file any registration statement, or amendment or supplement thereto, with the Commission other than those filed pursuant to this Agreement or Other Warrant Exercise Agreements (as defined below). Notwithstanding the foregoing, the foregoing shall not apply in respect of an Exempt Issuance. “Exempt Issuance” means the issuance of (a) shares of Common Stock, stock units or options to employees, consultants, officers or directors of the Company pursuant to any incentive stock or option plan duly adopted for such purpose or pursuant to the compensation agreements previously authorized by the Company’s board of directors, (b) common stock purchase warrants of the Company held by Other Holders (defined below), including, but not limited to, new common stock purchase warrants of the Company offered and issued pursuant to Other Warrant Exercise Agreements, (c) securities upon the exercise or exchange of or conversion of securities exercisable or exchangeable for or convertible into shares of Common Stock issued and outstanding on the date of this Agreement, provided that such securities have not been amended since the date of this Agreement to increase the number of such securities or to decrease the exercise price, exchange price or conversion price of such securities (other than in connection with stock splits or combinations) or to extend the term of such securities, and (d) securities issued pursuant to acquisitions or strategic transactions approved by a majority of the disinterested directors of the Company, provided that such securities are issued as “restricted securities” (as defined in Rule 144) and carry no registration rights that require or permit the filing of any registration statement in connection therewith, and provided that any such issuance shall only be to a Person (or to the equityholders of a Person) which is, itself or through its subsidiaries, an operating company or an owner of an asset in a business synergistic with the business of the Company and shall provide to the Company additional benefits in addition to the investment of funds, but shall not include a transaction in which the Company is issuing securities primarily for the purpose of raising capital or to an entity whose primary business is investing in securities.
If this offer is accepted and the transaction documents are executed on or before January 19, 2021, then on or before 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time on the next Trading Day, the Company shall issue a press release disclosing all material terms of the transactions contemplated hereunder. From and after the issuance of such press release, the Company represents to you that it shall have publicly disclosed all material, non-public information delivered to you by the Company, or any of their respective officers, directors, employees or agents in connection with the transactions contemplated hereunder. In addition, effective upon the issuance of such press release, the Company acknowledges and agrees that any and all confidentiality or similar obligations under any agreement, whether written or oral, between the Company, any of its subsidiaries or any of their respective officers, directors, agents, employees or Affiliates on the one hand, and you and your Affiliates on the other hand, shall terminate. The Company represents, warrants and covenants that, upon acceptance of this offer, the shares underlying the Existing Warrants shall be issued free of any legends or restrictions on resale by you, subject to the application of the Beneficial Ownership Limitation and any Existing Warrant Shares being held in abeyance until notice from you that such balance (or portion thereof) may be issued in compliance with such Beneficial Ownership Limitation, and all of the Existing Warrant Shares shall be delivered electronically through the Depository Trust Company within one (1) business day of the date the Company receives the payment of the aggregate Exercise Price of the Existing Warrants (or, with respect to Existing Warrant Shares that would otherwise be in excess of the Beneficial Ownership Limitation, within two (2) business days of the date on which the Company is notified by you that its ownership is less than the Beneficial Ownership Limitation). The terms of the Existing Warrants, including but not limited to the obligations to deliver the Existing Warrant Shares, shall otherwise remain in effect as if the acceptance of this offer were a formal Notice of Exercise (including but not limited to any liquidated damages and compensation in the event of late delivery of the Existing Warrant Shares).
As soon as practicable (and in any event within 60 calendar days of the date of this Agreement), the Company shall file a registration statement on Form S-3 (or Form S-1 or other appropriate form if the Company is not then S-3 eligible) providing for the resale by you of the New Warrant Shares issued and issuable upon exercise of the New Warrants and all Other Holders of their respective shares of Common Stock issued and issuable upon exercise of their newly issued common stock purchase warrants pursuant to Other Warrant Exercise Agreements. The Company shall use commercially reasonable efforts to cause such registration to become effective within 180 days following the closing date of the issuance of the New Warrants and to keep such registration statement effective at all times until no such holder owns any such warrants or shares of Common Stock issuable upon exercise thereof.
The Company acknowledges and agrees that your obligations under this Agreement are several and not joint with the obligations of any other holder (each, an “Other Holder”) of newly issued common stock purchase warrants of the Company offered and issued to Other Holders pursuant to substantially similar agreements containing similar inducement offers under such other agreements related to the exercise of such warrants as contained in this Agreement (“Other Warrant Exercise Agreements”), and you shall not be responsible in any way for the performance of the obligations of any Other Holder or under any such Other Warrant Exercise Agreement. Nothing contained in this letter agreement, and no action taken by you pursuant hereto, shall be deemed to constitute you and the Other Holders as a partnership, an association, a joint venture or any other kind of entity, or create a presumption that you and the Other Holders are in any way acting in concert or as a group with respect to such obligations or the transactions contemplated by this Agreement and the Company acknowledges that you and the Other Holders are not acting in concert or as a group with respect to such obligations or the transactions contemplated by this Agreement or any Other Warrant Exercise Agreement. The Company and you confirm that you have independently participated in the negotiation of the transactions contemplated hereby with the advice of your own counsel and advisors. You shall be entitled to independently protect and enforce your rights, including, without limitation, the rights arising out of this Agreement, and it shall not be necessary for any Other Holder to be joined as an additional party in any proceeding for such purpose.
Within one (1) business day from your execution of this letter, you shall make available for “Delivery Versus Payment” to the Company immediately available funds equal to the aggregate of (i) the number of February 28th Warrants being exercised multiplied by $2.55 and (ii) the number of November 9th Warrants being exercised multiplied by $2.55, and the Company shall deliver the Existing Warrant Shares via “Delivery Versus Payment” to you and shall deliver the New Warrants registered in your name.
Please do not hesitate to call me if you have any questions.
|Summit Wireless Technologies, Inc.
|Chief Executive Officer
Accepted and Agreed to:
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|Signature of Authorized Signatory of Holder:
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|New Warrants: (25% of total Existing Warrants being exercised):
Representations, Warranties and Covenants of the Company. The Company hereby makes the following representations and warranties to you:
(a) Affirmation of Prior Representations, Warranties and Covenants. The Company hereby represents and warrants to you that the Company’s representations and warranties as set forth in that certain (i) unit purchase agreement, dated on or about February 4, 2020, between the Company and each purchaser identified on the signature pages thereto, (ii) subscription agreement, dated on or about February 28, 2020, between the Company and each purchaser identified on the signature pages thereto, and (iii) settlement agreement and release, dated as of November 9, 2020, between the Company and each purchaser identified on the signature pages thereto ((i)-(iii), collectively, the “Purchase Agreements”), together with any updates in the Company’s public reports filed with the Commission subsequent to the Purchase Agreements, are true and correct as of the date hereof and have been fully performed as of the date hereof.
(b) Authorization; Enforcement. The Company has the requisite corporate power and authority to enter into and to consummate the transactions contemplated by this Agreement and otherwise to carry out its obligations hereunder and thereunder. The execution and delivery of this Agreement by the Company and the consummation by the Company of the transactions contemplated hereby have been duly authorized by all necessary action on the part of the Company and no further action is required by the Company, its board of directors or its stockholders in connection therewith. This Agreement has been duly executed by the Company and, when delivered in accordance with the terms hereof, will constitute the valid and binding obligation of the Company enforceable against the Company in accordance with its terms, except (i) as limited by general equitable principles and applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium and other laws of general application affecting enforcement of creditors’ rights generally, (ii) as limited by laws relating to the availability of specific performance, injunctive relief or other equitable remedies and (iii) insofar as indemnification and contribution provisions may be limited by applicable law.
(c) No Conflicts. The execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement by the Company and the consummation by the Company of the transactions contemplated hereby do not and will not: (i) conflict with or violate any provision of the Company’s certificate of incorporation, as amended, bylaws or other organizational or charter documents; or (ii) conflict with, or constitute a default (or an event that with notice or lapse of time or both would become a default) under, result in the creation of any liens, claims, security interests, other encumbrances or defects upon any of the properties or assets of the Company in connection with, or give to others any rights of termination, amendment, acceleration or cancellation (with or without notice, lapse of time or both) of, any material agreement, credit facility, debt or other material instrument (evidencing Company debt or otherwise) or other material understanding to which such Company is a party or by which any property or asset of the Company is bound or affected; or (iii) conflict with or result in a violation of any law, rule, regulation, order, judgment, injunction, decree or other restriction of any court or governmental authority to which the Company is subject (including federal and state securities laws and regulations), or by which any property or asset of the Company is bound or affected, except, in the case of each of clauses (ii) and (iii), such as could not have or reasonably be expected to result in a material adverse effect upon the business, prospects, properties, operations, condition (financial or otherwise) or results of operations of the Company, taken as a whole, or in its ability to perform its obligations under this letter agreement.
(d) Nasdaq Corporate Governance. The transactions contemplated under this letter agreement, comply with all rules of the Nasdaq Stock Market LLC.
(e) Registration Statement. The Existing Warrant Shares are registered for issuance on the Registration Statement and the Company knows of no reason why such registration statement shall not remain effective for the foreseeable future. The Company shall use commercially reasonable efforts to keep the Registration Statement effective and available for use by you until all Existing Warrant Shares underlying the Existing Warrants are sold by you.
(f) Issuance of the New Warrant. The issuance of the New Warrant is duly authorized and, upon the execution of this Agreement by the undersigned, will be duly and validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable, free and clear of all liens imposed by the Company, and the New Warrant Shares, when issued in accordance with the terms of the New Warrant, will be validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable, free and clear of all liens imposed by the Company. The Company has reserved from its duly authorized capital stock a number of shares of Common Stock for issuance of the New Warrant Shares in full.
(g) Listing of Common Stock. The Company shall apply to list or quote all of the New Warrant Shares on the Nasdaq Capital Market and promptly secure the listing of all of the New Warrant Shares on the Nasdaq Capital Market.