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TARONIS FUELS, INC.
FORM OF PRIVATE PLACEMENT SUBSCRIPTION AGREEMENT
INSTRUCTIONS TO SUBSCRIBER
1. You must complete all the information in the boxes on page 2 and sign where indicated with an “X”.
2. If you are a “U.S. Purchaser”, as defined in Exhibit A, you must complete and sign Exhibit A “United States Accredited Investor Questionnaire”.
3. If you are paying for your subscription with funds drawn from a U.S. bank or Non U.S. source, you may pay by by wire transfer to the Issuer pursuant to the wiring instructions set out in Exhibit B.
TARONIS FUELS, INC.
FORM OF PRIVATE PLACEMENT SUBSCRIPTION AGREEMENT
The undersigned (the “Subscriber”) hereby irrevocably subscribes for in the principal amount set forth below and agrees to purchase from TARONIS FUELS, INC. (the “Issuer”) Common Stock of the Issuer (the “Common Stock” or the “Securities”). The Subscriber agrees to be bound by the terms and conditions set forth in the attached “Terms and Conditions of Subscription for Common Stock”.
Common Stock to be Purchased; Warrants to be Granted
Amount of Securities: ___________________
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| || ||Price Per Share: $3.00|
|Account Reference (if applicable): _____ || || |
(Signature of Subscriber – if the Subscriber is an Individual)
Total Subscription Price:
(the “Subscription Amount”, plus wire fees if applicable)
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Warrants to be Granted:__________________
(one warrant for each share of Common Stock Purchased)
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(Signature of Authorized Signatory – if the Subscriber is not an Individual)
(Name and Title of Authorized Signatory – if the Subscriber is not an Individual)
(SSN or other Tax Identification Number of the Subscriber)
(Subscriber’s Address, including postal or zip code)
(Telephone Number) (Email Address)
Please complete if purchasing as agent or trustee for a principal (beneficial purchaser) (a “Disclosed Principal”) and not purchasing as trustee or agent for accounts fully managed by it.
(Name of Disclosed Principal)
(Address of Disclosed Principal)
(Account Reference, if applicable)
(SSN or other Tax Identification Number of Disclosed Principal)
Register the Common Stock as set forth below:
(Name to Appear on Stock Certificate)
(Account Reference, if applicable)
(Address, including postal or zip code)
Deliver the Common Stock as set forth below:
(Attention - Name)
(Account Reference, if applicable)
(Street Address, including postal or zip code – no PO Boxes permitted)
Number and kind of securities of the Issuer already held, directly or indirectly, or over which control or direction is exercised by, the Subscriber, if any (i.e., shares, warrants, options):
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The Issuer hereby accepts the Subscription (as defined herein) on the terms and conditions contained in this private placement subscription agreement (this “Agreement”) as of the ___ day of _________ 2021 (the “Closing Date”).
TARONIS FUELS, INC.
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TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SUBSCRIPTION FOR COMMON STOCK
1.1 On the basis of the representations and warranties, and subject to the terms and conditions, set forth in this Agreement, the Subscriber hereby irrevocably subscribes for and agrees to purchase the Common Stock in the principal amount as set forth on page 2 of this Agreement for the Subscription Amount shown on page 2 of this Agreement, which is tendered herewith (such subscription and agreement to purchase being the “Subscription”), and the Issuer agrees to sell the Common Stock to the Subscriber, effective upon the Issuer’s acceptance of this Agreement.
| ||1.1.1 ||The Subscriber hereby confirms and acknowledges that the Issuer may use the Subscription Amount, either in part or in full, in any manner as the Issuer deems advisable.|
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| ||1.1.2 ||The shares of common stock of the Issuer have been priced at $3.00 per share. The Subscriber acknowledges that the price per share many not have any relation to the Company’s present market value, market price or book value. |
1.2 All dollar amounts referred to in this Agreement are in lawful money of the United States of America, unless otherwise indicated.
2.1 Payment of the aggregate Subscription Amount is required upon submission of the subscription documents.
2.2 The Subscriber acknowledges and agrees that this Agreement, the Subscription Amount and any other documents delivered in connection herewith will be held by or on behalf of the Issuer. In the event that this Agreement is not accepted by the Issuer for whatever reason, which the Issuer expressly reserves the right to do, the Issuer will return the Subscription Amount (without interest thereon) to the Subscriber at the address of the Subscriber as set forth on page 2 of this Agreement, or as otherwise directed by the Subscriber.
3. Documents Required from Subscriber
3.1 The Subscriber must complete, sign and return to the Issuer the following documents:
(a) this Agreement;
(b) if the Subscriber is a U.S. Purchaser (as defined in Exhibit A), the United States Accredited Investor Questionnaire (the “Questionnaire”) attached as Exhibit A;
(c) such other supporting documentation that the Issuer or the Issuer’s legal counsel may request to establish the Subscriber’s qualification as a qualified investor; and
(d) the Subscriber acknowledges and agrees that the Issuer will not consider the Subscription for acceptance unless the Subscriber has provided all of such documents to the Issuer.
3.2 As soon as practicable upon any request by the Issuer, the Subscriber will complete, sign and return to the Issuer any additional documents, questionnaires, notices and undertakings as may be required by any regulatory authorities or applicable laws.
3.3 The Issuer and the Subscriber acknowledge and agree that the Issuer’s legal counsel has acted as counsel only to the Issuer and is not protecting the rights and interests of the Subscriber. The Subscriber acknowledges and agrees that the Issuer and the Issuer’s legal counsel have given the Subscriber the opportunity to seek, and are hereby recommending that the Subscriber obtain, independent legal advice with respect to the subject matter of this Agreement and, further, the Subscriber hereby represents and warrants to the Issuer and the Issuer’s legal counsel that the Subscriber has sought independent legal advice or waives such advice.
4. Conditions and Closing. The Subscriber acknowledges that the Common Stock will be available for delivery within two (2) Business Days of the Issuer’s acceptance of the subscription hereunder, provided that the Subscriber has satisfied the requirements of Section 3 hereof and the Issuer has accepted this Agreement.
5. Acknowledgements and Agreements of the Subscriber. The Subscriber acknowledges and agrees that:
(a) none of the Securities have been or will be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, (the “1933 Act”), or under any securities or “blue sky” laws of any state of the United States, and, unless so registered, may not be offered or sold in the United States or, directly or indirectly, to any U.S. Person (as defined in Section 902 of Regulation S), except in accordance with the provisions of Regulation S under the 1933 Act (“Regulation S”), pursuant to an effective registration statement under the 1933 Act, or pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the 1933 Act, and in each case only in accordance with applicable securities laws;
(b) except as otherwise set forth herein, the Issuer has not undertaken, and will have no obligation, to register any of the Securities under the 1933 Act or any other applicable securities laws;
(c) the Issuer will refuse to register the transfer of any of the Securities to a U.S. Person not made pursuant to an effective registration statement under the 1933 Act or pursuant to an available exemption from the registration requirements of the 1933 Act and in each case in accordance with applicable laws;
(d) the decision to execute this Agreement and to acquire the Securities has not been based upon any oral or written representation as to fact or otherwise made by or on behalf of the Issuer and such decision is based entirely upon a review of any public information which has been filed by the Issuer with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) (collectively, the “Public Record”);
(e) the Issuer and others will rely upon the truth and accuracy of the acknowledgements, representations, warranties, covenants and agreements of the Subscriber contained in this Agreement and the Questionnaire, as applicable, and agrees that if any of such acknowledgements, representations and agreements are no longer accurate or have been breached, the Subscriber will promptly notify the Issuer;
(f) there are risks associated with the purchase of the Common Stock, as more fully described in the Public Record, all of which have been reviewed and hereby acknowledged by the Subscriber;
(g) the Subscriber and the Subscriber’s advisor(s) have had a reasonable opportunity to ask questions of, and receive answers from, the Issuer in connection with the distribution of the Common Stock hereunder, and to obtain additional information, to the extent possessed or obtainable without unreasonable effort or expense, necessary to verify the accuracy of the information about the Issuer;
(h) a portion of the Offering may be sold pursuant to an agreement between the Issuer and one or more agents registered in accordance with applicable securities laws, in which case the Issuer will pay a fee and/or compensation security on terms as set out in such agreement;
(i) finder’s fees or broker’s commissions may be payable by the Issuer to finders who introduce subscribers to the Issuer in accordance with applicable securities laws;
(j) the books and records of the Issuer were available upon reasonable notice for inspection, subject to certain confidentiality restrictions, by the Subscriber during reasonable business hours at its principal place of business, and all documents, records and books in connection with the distribution of the Securities hereunder have been made available for inspection by the Subscriber, its legal counsel and/or its advisor(s);
(k) all of the information which the Subscriber has provided to the Issuer is correct and complete and if there should be any change in such information prior to the Closing, the Subscriber will immediately notify the Issuer, in writing, of the details of any such change;
(l) the Issuer is entitled to rely on the representations and warranties of the Subscriber contained in this Agreement and the Questionnaire, as applicable, and the Subscriber will hold harmless the Issuer from any loss or damage it or they may suffer as a result of the Subscriber’s failure to correctly complete this Agreement or the Questionnaire, as applicable;
(m) any resale of the Common Stock by the Subscriber will be subject to resale restrictions contained in the securities laws applicable to the Issuer, the Subscriber and any proposed transferee, including resale restrictions imposed under United States securities laws and additional restrictions on the Subscriber’s ability to resell any of the Common Stock in any other jurisdiction under applicable securities laws;
(n) it is the responsibility of the Subscriber to find out what any applicable resale restrictions are and to comply with such restrictions before selling any of the Common Stock;
(o) the Subscriber has been advised to consult the Subscriber’s own legal, tax and other advisors with respect to the merits and risks of an investment in the Common Stock and with respect to applicable resale restrictions, and it is solely responsible (and the Issuer is not in any way responsible) for compliance with:
(i) any applicable laws of the jurisdiction in which the Subscriber is resident in connection with the distribution of the Common Stock hereunder, and
(ii) applicable resale restrictions;
(p) there may be material tax consequences to the Subscriber of an acquisition or disposition of the Common Stock and the Issuer gives no opinion and makes no representation to the Subscriber with respect to the tax consequences to the Subscriber under federal, state, provincial, local or foreign tax laws that may apply to the Subscriber’s acquisition or disposition of the Common Stock;
(q) the Issuer has advised the Subscriber that the Issuer is relying on an exemption from the requirements to provide the Subscriber with a prospectus and to offer or sell the Securities through a person registered to sell securities under applicable securities laws, and, as a consequence of acquiring the Securities pursuant to such exemption, certain protections, rights and remedies provided by applicable securities laws, including statutory rights of rescission or damages, may not be available to the Subscriber;
(r) no documents in connection with the issuance of the Securities have been reviewed by the SEC or any other securities regulators;
(s) neither the SEC nor any other securities commission or similar regulatory authority has reviewed or passed on the merits of any of the Securities;
(t) there is no government or other insurance covering any of the Securities;
(u) hedging transactions involving the Securities may not be conducted unless such transactions are in compliance with the provisions of the 1933 Act and in each case only in accordance with applicable securities laws; and
(v) this Agreement is not enforceable by the Subscriber unless it has been accepted by the Issuer and the Issuer reserves the right to reject this Subscription for any reason.
6. Representations and Warranties of the Subscriber. The Subscriber hereby represents and warrants to the Issuer (which representations and warranties will survive the Closing) that:
(a) Unless the Subscriber has completed Exhibit A, the Subscriber is not a U.S. Purchaser;
(b) the Subscriber is resident in the jurisdiction set out on page 2 of this Agreement;
(c) if the Subscriber is resident outside of the United States:
(i) the Subscriber is knowledgeable of, or has been independently advised as to, the applicable securities laws having application in the jurisdiction in which the Subscriber is resident (the “International Jurisdiction”) which would apply to the offer and sale of the Securities;
(ii) the Subscriber is purchasing the Securities pursuant to exemptions from prospectus or equivalent requirements under applicable laws of the International Jurisdiction or, if such is not applicable, the Subscriber is permitted to purchase the Securities under applicable securities laws of the International Jurisdiction without the need to rely on any exemptions;
(iii) the applicable laws and regulations of the International Jurisdiction do not and will not require the Issuer to make any filings or seek any approvals of any kind from any securities regulator of any kind in the International Jurisdiction in connection with the offer, issue, sale or resale of any of the Securities;
(iv) the purchase of the Securities by the Subscriber does not trigger:
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| ||B. ||any continuous disclosure reporting obligation of the Issuer in the International Jurisdiction, and|
(v) the Subscriber will, if requested by the Issuer, deliver to the Issuer a certificate or opinion of local counsel from the International Jurisdiction which will confirm the matters referred to in subparagraphs (ii), (iii) and (iv) above to the satisfaction of the Issuer, acting reasonably;
(d) the Subscriber: (i) has adequate net worth and means of providing for its current financial needs and possible personal contingences, (ii) has no need for liquidity in this investment, (iii) has such knowledge and experience in business matters as to be capable of evaluating the merits and risks of its prospective investment in the Securities, (iv) is able to bear the economic risks of an investment in the Securities for an indefinite period of time, and (v) can afford the complete loss of the Subscription Amount;
(e) the Subscriber has the legal capacity and competence to enter into and execute this Agreement and to take all actions required pursuant hereto and, if the Subscriber is a corporate entity, it is duly incorporated and validly subsisting under the laws of its jurisdiction of incorporation and all necessary approvals by its directors, shareholders and others have been obtained to authorize execution and performance of this Agreement on behalf of the Subscriber;
(f) the entering into of this Agreement and the transactions contemplated hereby do not and will not result in the violation of any of the terms and provisions of any law applicable to, and, if applicable, any of the constating documents of, the Subscriber or of any agreement, written or oral, to which the Subscriber may be a party or by which the Subscriber is or may be bound;
(g) the Subscriber has duly executed and delivered this Agreement and it constitutes a valid and binding agreement of the Subscriber enforceable against the Subscriber;
(h) the Subscriber has received and carefully read this Agreement;
(i) the Subscriber is aware that an investment in the Issuer is speculative and involves certain risks, including those risks disclosed in the Public Record and the possible loss of the entire Subscription Amount;
(j) the Subscriber has made an independent examination and investigation of an investment in the Securities and the Issuer and agrees that the Issuer will not be responsible in any way for the Subscriber’s decision to invest in the Securities and the Issuer;
(k) the Subscriber is not an underwriter of, or dealer in, any of the Securities, nor is the Subscriber participating, pursuant to a contractual agreement or otherwise, in the distribution of the Securities;
(l) the Subscriber is purchasing the Securities for its own account for investment purposes only and not for the account of any other person and not for distribution, assignment or resale to others, and no other person has a direct or indirect beneficial interest in such Securities, and the Subscriber has not subdivided its interest in any of the Securities with any other person;
(m) the Subscriber is not aware of any advertisement of any of the Securities and is not acquiring the Securities as a result of any form of general solicitation or general advertising, including advertisements, articles, notices or other communications published in any newspaper, magazine or similar media, or broadcast over radio or television, or any seminar or meeting whose attendees have been invited by general solicitation or general advertising;
(n) the Subscriber has not acquired the Securities as a result of, and will not itself engage in, any “directed selling efforts” (as defined in Regulation S) in the United States in respect of any of the 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 the Securities, provided, however, that the Subscriber may sell or otherwise dispose of any of the Securities pursuant to registration of any of the Securities pursuant to the 1933 Act and any applicable securities laws or under an exemption from such registration requirements; and
(o) no person has made to the Subscriber any written or oral representations:
(i) that any person will resell or repurchase any of the Securities,
(ii) that any person will refund the purchase price of any of the Securities, or
(iii) as to the future price or value of any of the Securities.
In this Agreement, the term “U.S. Person” will have the meaning ascribed thereto in Regulation S, and for the purpose of this Agreement includes, but is not limited to: (a) any person in the United States; (b) any natural person resident in the United States; (c) any partnership or corporation organized or incorporated under the laws of the United States; (d) any partnership or corporation organized outside the United States by a U.S. Person principally for the purpose of investing in securities not registered under the 1933 Act, unless it is organized or incorporated, and owned, by accredited investors who are not natural persons, estates or trusts; or (e) any estate or trust of which any executor or administrator or trustee is a U.S. Person.
(p) The Subscriber should check the Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) website at <http://www.treas.gov/ofac> before making the following representations.
(i) The Subscriber represents that the amounts invested by it in the Issuer in the offering were not and are not directly or indirectly derived from activities that contravene federal, state or international laws and regulations, including anti-money laundering laws and regulations. Federal regulations and Executive Orders administered by OFAC prohibit, among other things, the engagement in transactions with, and the provision of services to, certain foreign countries, territories, entities and individuals. The lists of OFAC prohibited countries, territories, persons and entities can be found on the OFAC website at <http://www.treas.gov/ofac>. In addition, the programs administered by OFAC (the “OFAC Programs”) prohibit dealing with individuals1 or entities in certain countries regardless of whether such individuals or entities appear on the OFAC lists;
(ii) To the best of the Subscriber’s knowledge, none of: (1) the Subscriber; (2) any person controlling or controlled by the Subscriber; (3) if the Subscriber is a privately-held entity, any person having a beneficial interest in the Subscriber; or (4) any person for whom the Subscriber is acting as agent or nominee in connection with this investment is a country, territory, individual or entity named on an OFAC list, or a person or entity prohibited under the OFAC Programs. You are advised that the Issuer may not accept any amounts from a prospective investor if such prospective investor cannot make the representation set forth in the preceding paragraph. The Subscriber agrees to promptly notify the Issuer should the Subscriber become aware of any change in the information set forth in these representations. The Subscriber understands and acknowledges that, by law, the Issuer may be obligated to “freeze the account” of the Subscriber, either by prohibiting additional subscriptions from the Subscriber, declining any redemption requests and/or segregating the assets in the account in compliance with governmental regulations. These individuals include specially designated nationals, specially designated narcotics traffickers and other parties subject to OFAC sanctions and embargo programs;
1 These individuals include specially designated nationals, specially designated narcotics traffickers and other parties subject to OFAC sanctions and embargo programs.
(iii) To the best of the Subscriber’s knowledge, none of: (1) the Subscriber; (2) any person controlling or controlled by the Subscriber; (3) if the Subscriber is a privately-held entity, any person having a beneficial interest in the Subscriber; or (4) any person for whom the Subscriber is acting as agent or nominee in connection with this investment is a senior foreign political figure2, or any immediate family3 member or close associate4 of a senior foreign political figure, as such terms are defined in the footnotes below; and
(iv) If the Subscriber is affiliated with a non-U.S. banking institution (a “Foreign Bank”), or if the Subscriber receives deposits from, makes payments on behalf of, or handles other financial transactions related to a Foreign Bank, the Subscriber represents and warrants to the Issuer that: (1) the Foreign Bank has a fixed address, other than solely an electronic address, in a country in which the Foreign Bank is authorized to conduct banking activities; (2) the Foreign Bank maintains operating records related to its banking activities; (3) the Foreign Bank is subject to inspection by the banking authority that licensed the Foreign Bank to conduct banking activities; and (4) the Foreign Bank does not provide banking services to any other Foreign Bank that does not have a physical presence in any country and that is not a regulated affiliate
7. Representations and Warranties will be Relied Upon by the Issuer. The Subscriber acknowledges and agrees that the representations and warranties contained in this Agreement and the Questionnaire, as applicable, are made by it with the intention that such representations and warranties may be relied upon by the Issuer and the Issuer’s legal counsel in determining the Subscriber’s eligibility to purchase the Securities under applicable laws, or, if applicable, the eligibility of others on whose behalf the Subscriber is contracting hereunder to purchase the Securities under applicable laws. The Subscriber further agrees that, by accepting delivery of the certificate representing the Securities, it will be representing and warranting that the representations and warranties contained herein are true and correct as at the Closing Date with the same force and effect as if they had been made by the Subscriber on the Closing Date and that they will survive the purchase by the Subscriber of the Securities and will continue in full force and effect notwithstanding any subsequent disposition by the Subscriber of such Securities.
8. Acknowledgement and Waiver. The Subscriber has acknowledged that the decision to acquire the Securities was solely made on the basis of the Public Record. The Subscriber hereby waives, to the fullest extent permitted by law, any rights of withdrawal, rescission or compensation for damages to which the Subscriber might be entitled in connection with the distribution of any of the Securities.
9. Legending of Securities. The Subscriber hereby acknowledges that, upon the issuance thereof, and until such time as the same is no longer required under applicable securities laws, any certificates representing any of the Securities will bear a legend in substantially the following form:
2 A “senior foreign political figure” is defined as a senior official in the executive, legislative, administrative, military or judicial branches of a foreign government (whether elected or not), a senior official of a major foreign political party, or a senior executive of a foreign government-owned corporation. In addition, a “senior foreign political figure” includes any corporation, business or other entity that has been formed by, or for the benefit of, a senior foreign political figure.
3 “Immediate family” of a senior foreign political figure typically includes the figure’s parents, siblings, spouse, children and in-laws.
4 A “close associate” of a senior foreign political figure is a person who is widely and publicly known to maintain an unusually close relationship with the senior foreign political figure and includes a person who is in a position to conduct substantial domestic and international financial transactions on behalf of the senior foreign political figure.
“NONE OF THE SECURITIES REPRESENTED HEREBY HAVE BEEN REGISTERED UNDER THE UNITED STATES SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED (THE “1933 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 EXCEPT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF REGULATION S UNDER THE 1933 ACT, PURSUANT TO AN EFFECTIVE REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE 1933 ACT, OR PURSUANT TO AN EXEMPTION FROM, OR IN A TRANSACTION NOT SUBJECT TO, THE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS OF THE 1933 ACT AND IN EACH CASE ONLY IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPLICABLE SECURITIES LAWS.”
The Subscriber hereby acknowledges and agrees to the Issuer making a notation on its records or giving instructions to the registrar and transfer agent of the Issuer in order to implement the restrictions on transfer set forth and described in this Agreement.
10. Collection of Personal Information
10.1 The Subscriber acknowledges and consents to the fact that the Issuer is collecting the Subscriber’s personal information for the purpose of fulfilling this Agreement and completing the Offering. The Subscriber acknowledges that its personal information (and, if applicable, the personal information of those on whose behalf the Subscriber is contracting hereunder) may be included in record books in connection with the Offering and may be disclosed by the Issuer to: (a) stock exchanges or securities regulatory authorities, (b) the Issuer’s registrar and transfer agent, (c) tax authorities, (d) authorities pursuant to the PATRIOT Act (U.S.A.) and (e) any of the other parties involved in the Offering, including the Issuer’s legal counsel. By executing this Agreement, the Subscriber is deemed to be consenting to the foregoing collection, use and disclosure of the Subscriber’s personal information (and, if applicable, the personal information of those on whose behalf the Subscriber is contracting hereunder) for the foregoing purposes and to the retention of such personal information for as long as permitted or required by applicable laws. Notwithstanding that the Subscriber may be purchasing the Common Stock as agent on behalf of an undisclosed principal, the Subscriber agrees to provide, on request, particulars as to the nature and identity of such undisclosed principal, and any interest that such undisclosed principal has in the Issuer, all as may be required by the Issuer in order to comply with the foregoing.
10.2 Furthermore, the Subscriber is hereby notified that the Issuer may deliver to any government authority having jurisdiction over the Issuer, the Subscriber or this Subscription, including the SEC and/or any state securities commissions, certain personal information pertaining to the Subscriber, including the Subscriber’s full name, residential address and telephone number, the number of Shares or other securities of the Issuer owned by the Subscriber, the principal amount of Common Stock purchased by the Subscriber, the total Subscription Amount paid for the Common Stock and the date of distribution of the Common Stock.
11. Costs. The Subscriber acknowledges and agrees that all costs and expenses incurred by the Subscriber (including any fees and disbursements of any legal counsel retained by the Subscriber) relating to the purchase of the Common Stock will be borne by the Subscriber.
12. Governing Law. This Agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Delaware (without reference to its rules governing the choice or conflict of laws).
13. Survival. This Agreement, including, without limitation, the representations, warranties and covenants contained herein, will survive and continue in full force and effect and be binding upon the Issuer and the Subscriber, notwithstanding the completion of the purchase of the Securities by the Subscriber.
14. Assignment. This Agreement is not transferable or assignable.
15. Severability. The invalidity or unenforceability of any particular provision of this Agreement will not affect or limit the validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions of this Agreement.
16. Entire Agreement. Except as expressly provided in this Agreement and in the exhibits, agreements, instruments and other documents attached hereto or contemplated or provided for herein, this Agreement contains the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the sale of the Securities and there are no other terms, conditions, representations or warranties, whether expressed, implied, oral or written, by statute or common law, by the Issuer or by anyone else.
17. Notices. All notices and other communications hereunder will be in writing and will be deemed to have been duly given if hand delivered or transmitted by any standard form of telecommunication, including facsimile, electronic mail or other means of electronic communication capable of producing a printed copy. Notices to the Subscriber will be directed to the address of the Subscriber set forth on page 2 of this Agreement and notices to the Issuer will be directed to it at the address of the Issuer set forth on page 3 of this Agreement.
18. Counterparts and Electronic Means. This Agreement may be executed in any number of counterparts, each of which, when so executed and delivered, will constitute an original and all of which together will constitute one instrument. Delivery of an executed copy of this Agreement by electronic facsimile transmission or other means of electronic communication capable of producing a printed copy will be deemed to be execution and delivery of this Agreement as of the Closing Date.
19. Exhibits. The exhibits attached hereto form part of this Agreement.
20. Lock-Up Agreement. Each Subscriber covenants and agrees that from the date hereof until May 31, 2021, each Subscriber will not, and will cause all its affiliates (as defined in Rule 144 promulgated under the Securities Act) or any person in privity with the Subscriber or any affiliate of the Subscriber not to, (i) sell, offer to sell, contract or agree to sell, hypothecate, pledge, grant any option to purchase, make any short sale or otherwise dispose of or agree to dispose of, directly or indirectly, any shares of the Company’s Common Stock, par value $0.000001 (including the Shares) or Common Stock equivalents purchased hereunder, or establish or increase a put equivalent position or liquidate or decrease a call equivalent position within the meaning of Section 16 of the Exchange Act and the rules and regulations of the Commission promulgated thereunder with respect to any shares of Common Stock (including the Shares) or Common Stock equivalents purchased hereunder by the Subscriber (including holding as a custodian) or with respect to which the Subscriber has beneficial ownership within the rules and regulations of the Commission as a result of being purchased hereunder, or (ii) enter into any swap or other arrangement that transfers to another, in whole or in part, any of the economic consequences of ownership of any of the Subscriber’s Common Stock (including the Shares) purchased hereunder, whether any such transaction described in clause (i) or (ii) above is to be settled by delivery of shares of Common Stock (including the Shares) or other securities, in cash or otherwise, (iii) make any demand for or exercise any right or cause to be filed a registration statement, including any amendments thereto, with respect to the registration of any shares of Common Stock (including the Shares) or Common Stock equivalents or (iv) publicly disclose the intention to do any of the foregoing. For the avoidance of doubt and notwithstanding the foregoing, it is understood that the foregoing shall not impact the Subscriber’s ability to sell or take any of the foregoing actions in respect of its shares of Common Stock or shares of Common Stock underlying previously issued warrants to purchase Common Stock held by the Subscriber on the date hereof.
21. Piggyback Registration Rights. If, at any time a Subscriber holds any of the Shares and there is not then an effective registration statement covering such Shares, and the Company determines to prepare and file with the SEC a registration statement relating to an offering for its own account or the account of others under the 1933 Act of any of its equity securities, other than on Form S-4 or Form S-8, then the Company shall deliver to each Subscriber holding Shares a written notice of such determination and, if within ten (10) days after the date of the delivery of such notice, any such Subscriber shall so request in writing, the Company shall include in such registration statement all or any part of such Shares such Subscriber requests to be registered; provided, however, that the Company shall not be required to register any Shares pursuant to this Section 21 that are eligible for resale pursuant to Rule 144 (without volume restrictions or current public information requirements) promulgated by the Commission pursuant to the Securities Act or that are the subject of a then effective registration statement.
22. Indemnity. The Subscriber will indemnify and hold harmless the Issuer and, where applicable, its directors, officers, employees, agents, advisors and shareholders, 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) arising out of or based upon any representation or warranty of the Subscriber contained in this Agreement, the Questionnaire or in any document furnished by the Subscriber to the Issuer 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 to the Issuer in connection therewith.
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UNITED STATES ACCREDITED INVESTOR QUESTIONNAIRE
Capitalized terms used in this Questionnaire (this “Questionnaire”) and not specifically defined have the meaning ascribed to them in the Private Placement Subscription Agreement (the “Agreement”) between the Subscriber and the Issuer to which this Exhibit A is attached.
This Questionnaire applies only to persons that are U.S. Purchasers. A “U.S. Purchaser” is: (a) any U.S. Person, (b) any person purchasing the Common Stock on behalf of any U.S. Person, (c) any person that receives or received an offer of the Common Stock while in the United States, or (d) any person that is in the United States at the time the Subscriber’s buy order was made or this Agreement was executed or delivered.
The Subscriber understands and agrees that none of the Securities have been or will be registered under the 1933 Act, or applicable state, provincial or foreign securities laws, and the Securities are being offered and sold to the Subscriber in reliance upon the exemption provided in Section 4(a)(2) of the 1933 Act and Rule 506 of Regulation D under the 1933 Act for non-public offerings. The Securities are being offered and sold within the United States only to “accredited investors” as defined in Rule 501(a) of Regulation D. The Securities offered hereby are not transferable except in accordance with the restrictions described herein and the Agreement.
The Subscriber represents, warrants, covenants and certifies (which representations, warranties, covenants and certifications will survive the Closing) to the Issuer (and acknowledges that the Issuer is relying thereon) that:
1. it has such knowledge and experience in financial and business matters as to be capable of evaluating the merits and risks of an investment in the Securities and it is able to bear the economic risk of loss of its entire investment;
2. the Issuer has provided to it the opportunity to ask questions and receive answers concerning the terms and conditions of the Offering and it has had access to such information concerning the Issuer as it has considered necessary or appropriate in connection with its investment decision to acquire the Securities;
3. it is acquiring the Securities for its own account, for investment purposes only and not with a view to any resale, distribution or other disposition of the Securities in violation of the United States securities laws;
4. it (i) has adequate net worth and means of providing for its current financial needs and possible personal contingencies, (ii) has no need for liquidity in this investment, and (iii) is able to bear the economic risks of an investment in the Securities for an indefinite period of time;
5. if the Subscriber is an individual (that is, a natural person and not a corporation, partnership, trust or other entity), then it satisfies one or more of the categories indicated below (please place an “X” on the appropriate lines):
a natural person whose individual net worth, or joint net worth with that person’s spouse, exceeds US$1,000,000. For purposes of this category, “net worth” means the excess of total assets at fair market value (including personal and real property, but excluding the estimated fair market value of a person’s primary home) over total liabilities. Total liabilities excludes any mortgage on the primary home in an amount of up to the home’s estimated fair market value as long as the mortgage was incurred more than 60 days before the Securities are acquired, but includes (i) any mortgage amount in excess of the home’s fair market value and (ii) any mortgage amount that was borrowed during the 60-day period before the date of the acquisition of Securities for the purpose of investing in the Securities;
a natural person who had an individual income in excess of US$200,000 in each of the two most recent years, or joint income with their spouse in excess of US$300,000 in each of those years and has a reasonable expectation of reaching the same income level in the current year, or
a director or executive officer of the Issuer.
6. if the Subscriber is a corporation, partnership, trust or other entity), then it satisfies one or more of the categories indicated below (please place an “X” on the appropriate lines):
an organization described in Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code, a corporation, a Massachusetts or similar business trust or partnership, not formed for the specific purpose of acquiring the Securities, with total assets in excess of US$5,000,000;
a “bank” as defined under Section (3)(a)(2) of the 1933 Act or savings and loan association or other institution as defined in Section 3(a)(5)(A) of the 1933 Act acting in its individual or fiduciary capacity; a broker dealer registered pursuant to Section 15 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (United States); an insurance company as defined in Section 2(13) of the 1933 Act; an investment company registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (United States) or a business development company as defined in Section 2(a)(48) of such Act; a Small Business Investment Company licensed by the U.S. Small Business Administration under Section 301(c) or (d) of the Small Business Investment Act of 1958 (United States); a plan with total assets in excess of US$5,000,000 established and maintained by a state, a political subdivision thereof, or an agency or instrumentality of a state or a political subdivision thereof, for the benefit of its employees; an employee benefit plan within the meaning of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (United States) whose investment decisions are made by a plan fiduciary, as defined in Section 3(21) of such Act, which is either a bank, savings and loan association, insurance company or registered investment adviser, or if the employee benefit plan has total assets in excess of US$5,000,000, or, if a self-directed plan, whose investment decisions are made solely by persons that are accredited investors;
a private business development company as defined in Section 202(a)(22) of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (United States);
a trust with total assets in excess of US$5,000,000, not formed for the specific purpose of acquiring the Securities, whose purchase is directed by a sophisticated person as described in Rule 506(b)(2)(ii) under the 1933 Act, or
an entity in which all of the equity owners satisfy the requirements of one or more of the categories set forth in Section 6 of this Questionnaire.
7. it has not purchased the Securities as a result of any form of general solicitation or general advertising, including advertisements, articles, notices or other communications published in any newspaper, magazine or similar media or broadcast over radio, internet, television or other form of telecommunications, or any seminar or meeting whose attendees have been invited by general solicitation or general advertising;
8. if the Subscriber decides to offer, sell or otherwise transfer any of the Securities, it will not offer, sell or otherwise transfer any of such Securities, directly or indirectly, unless:
(a) the sale is to the Issuer;
(b) the sale is made outside the United States in a transaction meeting the requirements of Rule 904 and 905 of Regulation S under the 1933 Act and in compliance with applicable local laws and regulations in which such sale is made;
(c) the sale is made pursuant to the exemption from the registration requirements under the 1933 Act provided by Rule 144 thereunder and in accordance with any applicable state securities or “blue sky” laws;
(d) the Securities are sold in a transaction that does not require registration under the 1933 Act or any applicable state laws and regulations governing the offer and sale of securities; and
(e) it has, prior to such sale pursuant to subsection (b), (c) or (d), furnished to the Issuer an opinion of counsel of recognized standing reasonably satisfactory to the Issuer, to such effect; or
(f) the Securities have been registred under the 1933 Act.
9. it understands and agrees that there may be material tax consequences to the Subscriber of an acquisition or disposition of the Securities. The Issuer gives no opinion and makes no representation with respect to the tax consequences to the Subscriber under United States, state, local or foreign tax law of the Subscriber’s acquisition or disposition of the Securities;
10. it consents to the Issuer making a notation on its records or giving instructions to any transfer agent of the Issuer in order to implement the restrictions on transfer set forth and described in this Questionnaire and the Agreement;
11. it is resident in the United States of America, its territories and possessions or any state of the United States or the District of Columbia (collectively the “United States”), is a “U.S. Person” as such term is defined in Regulation S or was in the United States at the time the Securities were offered or the Agreement was executed; and
12. except as contemplated in the Agreement, it understands that the Issuer has no obligation to register any of the Securities or to take action so as to permit sales pursuant to the 1933 Act (including Rule 144 thereunder).
The Subscriber undertakes to notify the Issuer immediately of any change in any representation, warranty or other information relating to the Subscriber set forth herein which takes place prior to the closing time of the purchase and sale of the Securities.
Dated: ___________, 2021.
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[APPLIES TO NON-U.S. PERSONS ONLY:]
REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
The undersigned represents and warrants that the undersigned is not a “U.S. Person”, as such term is defined in Regulation S as promulgated under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as at the Closing Date. The undersigned represents and warrants that the representations and warranties in the subscription agreement between the undersigned and the Company are true and correct as of the date of the Closing Date.
The certificates representing the shares of Common Stock will bear a legend in substantially the following form:
“THESE SECURITIES WERE ISSUED IN AN OFFSHORE TRANSACTION TO A PERSON WHO IS NOT A U.S. PERSON (AS DEFINED HEREIN) PURSUANT TO REGULATION S UNDER THE UNITED STATES SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED (THE “1933 ACT”). ACCORDINGLY, NONE OF THE SECURITIES TO WHICH THIS CERTIFICATE RELATES HAVE BEEN REGISTERED UNDER THE 1933 ACT, OR ANY U.S. STATE SECURITIES LAWS, AND, UNLESS SO REGISTERED, NONE MAY BE OFFERED OR SOLD IN THE UNITED STATES (AS DEFINED HEREIN) OR, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, TO U.S. PERSONS EXCEPT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF REGULATION S UNDER THE 1933 ACT, PURSUANT TO AN EFFECTIVE REGISTRATION STATEMENT OR PURSUANT TO AN EXEMPTION FROM, OR IN A TRANSACTION NOT SUBJECT TO, THE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS OF THE 1933 ACT AND IN EACH CASE ONLY IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPLICABLE STATE SECURITIES LAWS. IN ADDITION, HEDGING TRANSACTIONS INVOLVING THE SECURITIES MAY NOT BE CONDUCTED UNLESS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE 1933 ACT. “UNITED STATES” AND “U.S. PERSON” ARE AS DEFINED BY REGULATION S UNDER THE 1933 ACT.”