Form of Securities Purchase Agreements, dated March 19, 2021
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SECURITIES PURCHASE AGREEMENT
This SECURITIES PURCHASE AGREEMENT (the “Agreement”), dated as of March 19, 2021, is made by and among Charlie's Holdings, Inc., a corporation organized under the laws of the State of Nevada (the “Company”) and each of the purchasers (individually, a “Purchaser” and collectively the “Purchasers”) set forth in the execution pages hereof (each, an “Execution Page” and collectively the “Execution Pages”).
WHEREAS, the Company and the Purchasers are executing and delivering this Agreement in reliance upon the exemption from securities registration afforded by the provisions of Regulation D (“Regulation D”), as promulgated by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”);
WHEREAS, upon satisfaction of certain conditions, the Purchasers, severally and not jointly, desire to purchase, and the Company desires to issue and sell to the Purchasers, upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in this Agreement, an aggregate of 351,699,883 shares (the “Shares”) of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.001 per share (“Common Stock”).
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises and mutual covenants contained herein and other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the Company and the Purchasers hereby agree as follows:
(a) Purchase Price. Subject to the terms and conditions hereof, upon Closing (as defined below), the Company shall issue and sell to each Purchaser, and each Purchaser, severally and not jointly, shall purchase from the Company, that number of set forth on such Purchaser’s Execution Page, for a purchase price (as to each Purchaser, the “Purchase Price”) equal to $0.00853 per Share.
(b) Method of Funding. Upon satisfaction of the conditions precedent set forth in Sections 6 and 7 below (the "Closing"), each Purchaser shall fund the Purchase Price for the Shares to be issued and sold to such Purchaser on or before the Closing by wire transfer of immediately available funds to the Company using the wire instructions attached hereto as Exhibit A.
(c) Delivery of Securities. At Closing, the Company shall deliver to each Purchaser the Shares purchased.
2. PURCHASERS’ REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES.
Each Purchaser, severally, but not jointly, represents and warrants to the Company as follows:
(a) Purchase for Own Account, Etc. Such Purchaser is purchasing the Shares for such Purchaser’s own account for investment purposes only and not with a view towards the public sale or distribution thereof, except pursuant to sales that are exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and/or sales registered under the Securities Act. Such Purchaser has substantial experience in evaluating and investing in private placement transactions of securities in companies similar to the Company, and is capable of evaluating the merits and risks of its investment in the Company. Such Purchaser understands that it must bear the economic risk of this investment indefinitely, unless the Shares are registered pursuant to the Securities Act and any applicable state securities or blue sky laws or an exemption from such registration is available, and that the Company has no present intention of registering the resale of any such Shares. Notwithstanding anything in this Section 2(a) to the contrary, by making the representations herein, such Purchaser does not agree to hold the Shares for any minimum or other specific term and reserves the right to dispose of the Shares at any time in accordance with or pursuant to a registration statement or an exemption from the registration requirements under the Securities Act.
(b) Accredited Investor Status. Such Purchaser is an “Accredited Investor”, as that term is defined in Rule 501(a) of Regulation D.
(c) Reliance on Exemptions. Such Purchaser understands that the Shares are being offered and sold to such Purchaser in reliance upon specific exemptions from the registration requirements of United States federal and state securities laws, and that the Company is relying upon the truth and accuracy of, and such Purchaser’s compliance with, the representations, warranties, agreements, acknowledgments and understandings of such Purchaser set forth herein in order to determine the availability of such exemptions and the eligibility of such Purchaser to acquire the Shares.
(d) Information. All materials relating to the business, finances and operations of the Company (including the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q) and materials relating to the offer and sale of the Shares which have been specifically requested by such Purchaser or its counsel have been made available to such Purchaser and its counsel, if any. Neither such inquiries nor any other investigation conducted by such Purchaser or its counsel or any of such Purchaser’s representatives shall modify, amend or affect such Purchaser’s right to rely on the Company’s representations and warranties contained in Section 3 below. Such Purchaser understands that its investment in the Shares involves a high degree of risk, including the risk of loss of its entire investment in the Shares.
(e) Governmental Review. Such Purchaser understands that no United States federal or state agency or any other government or governmental agency has passed upon or made any recommendation or endorsement of the Shares.
(f) Transfer or Resale. Such Purchaser understands that (i) the sale or resale of the Shares have not been and are not being registered under the Securities Act or any state securities laws, and the Shares may not be transferred unless (A) the transfer is made pursuant to and as set forth in an effective registration statement under the Securities Act covering the Shares; or (B) such Purchaser shall have delivered to the Company an opinion of counsel (which opinion shall be in form, substance and scope customary for opinions of counsel in comparable transactions) to the effect that the Shares to be sold or transferred may be sold or transferred pursuant to an exemption from such registration; or (C) sold under and in compliance with Rule 144 promulgated under the Securities Act (including any successor rule, “Rule 144”); or (D) sold or transferred to an affiliate of such Purchaser that agrees to sell or otherwise transfer the Shares only in accordance with the provisions of this Section 2(f) and that is an Accredited Investor; and (ii) neither the Company nor any other person is under any obligation to register such Shares under the Securities Act or any state securities laws. Notwithstanding the foregoing or anything else contained herein to the contrary, the Shares may be pledged as collateral in connection with a bona fide margin account or other lending arrangement, provided such pledge is consistent with applicable laws, rules and regulations.
(g) Legends. Such Purchaser understands that the Shares have not been registered under the Securities Act (including registration pursuant to Rule 416 thereunder) or otherwise may be sold by such Purchaser under Rule 144, the certificates for the Shares may bear a restrictive legend in substantially the following form:
THE SECURITIES REPRESENTED BY THIS CERTIFICATE HAVE NOT BEEN REGISTERED UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED, OR THE SECURITIES LAWS OF ANY STATE OF THE UNITED STATES OR IN ANY OTHER JURISDICTION. THE SECURITIES REPRESENTED HEREBY MAY NOT BE OFFERED, SOLD OR TRANSFERRED IN THE ABSENCE OF AN EFFECTIVE REGISTRATION STATEMENT FOR THE SECURITIES UNDER APPLICABLE SECURITIES LAWS UNLESS OFFERED, SOLD OR TRANSFERRED PURSUANT TO AN AVAILABLE EXEMPTION FROM THE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS OF THOSE LAWS.
The Company shall, within five business days after any registration statement covering the Shares is declared effective, deliver to its transfer agent an opinion letter of counsel, opining that at any time such registration statement is effective, the transfer agent shall issue, in connection with the issuance of the Conversion Shares, certificates representing such Conversion Shares without the restrictive legend above, provided such Conversion Shares are to be sold pursuant to the prospectus contained in such registration statement. Upon receipt of such opinion, the Company shall cause the transfer agent to confirm, for the benefit of the holders, that no further opinion of counsel is required at the time of transfer in order to issue such shares without such restrictive legend.
The legend set forth above shall be removed and the Company shall issue a certificate without such legend to the holder of any Security upon which it is stamped, if, unless otherwise required by state securities laws, (i) the sale of such Security is registered under the Securities Act (including registration pursuant to Rule 416 thereunder); (ii) such holder provides the Company with an opinion of counsel, in form, substance and scope customary for opinions of counsel in comparable transactions, to the effect that a public sale or transfer of such Security may be made without registration under the Securities Act; or (iii) such holder provides the Company with reasonable assurances that such Security can be sold under Rule 144. In the event the above legend is removed from any Security and thereafter the effectiveness of a registration statement covering such Security is suspended or the Company determines that a supplement or amendment thereto is required by applicable securities laws, then, upon reasonable advance written notice to such Purchaser, the Company may require that the above legend be placed on any such Security that cannot then be sold pursuant to an effective registration statement or under Rule 144 and such Purchaser shall cooperate in the replacement of such legend. Such legend shall thereafter be removed when such Security may again be sold pursuant to an effective registration statement or under Rule 144.
(h) Authorization; Enforcement. This Agreement has been duly and validly authorized, executed and delivered on behalf of such Purchaser and is valid and binding agreements of such Purchaser enforceable against such Purchaser in accordance with its terms, except as such enforceability may be limited by general principles of equity or applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium, liquidation or similar laws relating to, or affecting generally, the enforcement of creditors’ rights and remedies.
(i) Residency. Such Purchaser is a resident of the jurisdiction set forth under such Purchaser’s name on the Execution Page hereto executed by such Purchaser.
3. REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF THE COMPANY.
Except as set forth on a Disclosure Schedule executed and delivered by the Company to each Purchaser (the “Disclosure Schedule”), the Company represents and warrants to each Purchaser as follows:
(a) Organization and Qualification; Subsidiaries. The Company and each of its subsidiaries (collectively, the “Subsidiaries”) is a corporation duly organized and existing in good standing under the laws of the jurisdiction in which it is incorporated or organized, and has the requisite corporate power to own its properties and to carry on its business as now being conducted. The Company and each of its Subsidiaries is duly qualified as a foreign corporation to do business and is in good standing in every jurisdiction in which the nature of the business conducted by it makes such qualification necessary and where the failure so to qualify would have, or would reasonably be expected to result in, a Material Adverse Effect. For purposes of this Agreement, “Material Adverse Effect” means any material adverse effect on (i) the Shares, (ii) the ability of the Company to perform its obligations under this Agreement or the other Transaction Documents or (iii) the business, operations, properties, prospects, financial condition or results of operations of the Company and its Subsidiaries, taken as a whole. Other than the Subsidiaries set forth on the Disclosure Schedule, the Company has no subsidiaries.
(b) Authorization; Enforcement. (i) The Company has the requisite corporate power and authority to enter into and perform its obligations under this Agreement, to issue and sell the Shares in accordance with the terms hereof; (ii) the execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement by the Company and the consummation by it of the transactions contemplated hereby and thereby (including, without limitation, the issuance of the Shares, and the issuance and reservation for issuance of the Conversion Shares) have been duly authorized by the Company’s Board of Directors and no further consent or authorization of the Company, its Board of Directors, or any committee of the Board of Directors is required, and (iii) this Agreement constitutes the valid and binding obligations of the Company enforceable against the Company in accordance with their terms, except as such enforceability may be limited by general principles of equity or applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium, liquidation or similar laws relating to, or affecting generally, the enforcement of creditors’ rights and remedies. Neither the execution, delivery or performance by the Company of its obligations under this Agreement, nor the consummation by it of the transactions contemplated hereby (including, without limitation, the issuance of the Shares) requires any consent or authorization of the Company’s stockholders.
(c) Issuance of Shares. The Shares as duly authorized and, upon issuance in accordance with the terms of this Agreement, (i) will be validly issued and free from all taxes, liens, claims and encumbrances (other than restrictions on transfer contained in this Agreement or the Certificate of Designation), (ii) will not be subject to preemptive rights, rights of first refusal or other similar rights of stockholders of the Company or any other person and (iii) will not impose personal liability on the holder thereof. The Shares are duly authorized and reserved for issuance, and (x) will be validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable, and free from all taxes, liens, claims and encumbrances (other than restrictions on transfer contained in this Agreement), (y) will not be subject to preemptive rights, rights of first refusal or other similar rights of stockholders of the Company or any other person and (z) will not impose personal liability upon the holder thereof. Except for the filing of any notice prior or subsequent to the Closing that may be required under applicable state and/or federal securities laws (or comparable laws of any other jurisdiction), no authorization, consent, approval, license, exemption of or filing or registration with any court or governmental department, commission, board, bureau, agency, instrumentality or other third party, is or will be necessary for, or in connection with, the execution and delivery by the Company of this Agreement, for the offer, issue, sale, execution or delivery of the Shares, or for the performance by the Company of its obligations under this Agreement. No “bad actor” disqualifying event described in Rule 506(d)(1)(i)-(viii) of the Securities Act (a “Disqualification Event”) is applicable to the Company or, to the Company’s knowledge, any Person listed in the first paragraph of Rule 506(d)(1), except for a Disqualification Event as to which Rule 506(d)(2)(ii–iv) or (d)(3), is applicable.
(d) No Conflicts. Except as set forth in Section 3(e) of the Disclosure Schedule, the execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement by the Company and the consummation by the Company of the transactions contemplated hereby (including, without limitation, the issuance of the Shares, and the issuance and reservation for issuance of the Conversion Shares) will not (i) result in a violation of the Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws, (ii) conflict with, or constitute a default (or an event that with notice or lapse of time or both would become a default) under, or give to others any rights of termination, amendment, acceleration or cancellation of, any agreement, indenture or instrument to which the Company or any of its Subsidiaries is a party, (iii) result in a violation of any law, rule, regulation, order, judgment or decree (including United States federal and state securities laws, rules and regulations and rules and regulations of any self-regulatory organizations to which either the Company or its securities are subject) applicable to the Company or any of its Subsidiaries or by which any property or asset of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries is bound or affected, or (iv) result in the imposition of a mortgage, pledge, security interest, encumbrance, charge or other lien on any asset of the Company or any Subsidiary (except, with respect to clauses (ii) and (iii), for such conflicts, defaults, terminations, amendments, accelerations, cancellations and violations that would not, individually or in the aggregate, have a Material Adverse Effect).
(e) Compliance. Neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries is in violation of its Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws or other organizational documents, and neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries is in default (and no event has occurred that with notice or lapse of time or both would put the Company or any of its Subsidiaries in default) under, nor has there occurred any event giving others (with notice or lapse of time or both) any rights of termination, amendment, acceleration or cancellation of, any agreement, indenture or instrument to which the Company or any of its Subsidiaries is a party. The businesses of the Company and its Subsidiaries are not being conducted, and shall not be conducted so long as the Purchaser (or any of its respective affiliates) own any of the Shares, in violation of any law, ordinance or regulation of any governmental entity, except for possible violations the sanctions for which either singly or in the aggregate have not had and would not have a Material Adverse Effect. Neither the Company, nor any of its Subsidiaries, nor any director, officer, agent, employee or other person acting on behalf of the Company or any Subsidiary has, in the course of his actions for, or on behalf of, the Company, used any corporate funds for any unlawful contribution, gift, entertainment or other unlawful expenses relating to political activity, made any direct or indirect unlawful payment to any foreign or domestic government official or employee from corporate funds, violated or is in violation of any provision of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977, or made any bribe, rebate, payoff, influence payment, kickback or other unlawful payment to any foreign or domestic government official or employee. The Company and its Subsidiaries possess all certificates, authorizations and permits issued by the appropriate federal, state, provincial or foreign regulatory authorities that are material to the conduct to its business, and neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries has received any notice of proceeding relating to the revocation or modification of any such certificate, authorization or permit. The Company has complied in all material respects with and is not in default or violation in any material respect of, and is not, to the Company’s knowledge, under investigation with respect to or has not been, to the knowledge of the Company, threatened to be charged with or given notice of any violation of, any applicable federal, state, local or foreign law, statute, ordinance, license, rule, regulation, policy or guideline, order, demand, writ, injunction, decree or judgment of any federal, state, local or foreign governmental or regulatory authority. Except for statutory or regulatory restrictions of general application, no federal, state, local or foreign governmental or regulatory authority has placed any material restriction on the business or properties of the Company.
(f) SEC Documents, Financial Statements. The Company has timely filed (within applicable extension periods) all reports, schedules, forms, statements and other documents required to be filed by it with the SEC pursuant to the reporting requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”) (all of the foregoing filed prior to the date hereof and all exhibits included therein and financial statements and schedules thereto and documents incorporated by reference therein, the “SEC Documents”). As of their respective dates, the SEC Documents complied in all material respects with the requirements of the Exchange Act or the Securities Act, as the case may be, and the rules and regulations of the SEC promulgated thereunder applicable to the SEC Documents, and none of the SEC Documents, at the time they were filed with the SEC, contained any untrue statement of a material fact or omitted to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary in order to make the statements therein, in light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading. None of the statements made in any such SEC Documents is, or has been, required to be amended or updated under applicable law (except for such statements as have been amended or updated in subsequent filings made prior to the date hereof). As of their respective dates, the financial statements of the Company included in the SEC Documents complied as to form in all material respects with applicable accounting requirements and the published rules and regulations of the SEC applicable with respect thereto. Such financial statements have been prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”), consistently applied, during the periods involved (except as may be otherwise indicated in such financial statements or the notes thereto or, in the case of unaudited interim statements, to the extent they may not include footnotes or may be condensed or summary statements) and fairly present in all material respects the consolidated financial position of the Company and its consolidated Subsidiaries as of the dates thereof and the consolidated results of their operations and cash flows for the periods then ended (subject, in the case of unaudited statements, to immaterial year-end audit adjustments). Except as set forth in the financial statements of the Company included in the Select SEC Documents (as defined below), the Company has no liabilities, contingent or otherwise, other than (i) liabilities incurred in the ordinary course of business subsequent to the date of such financial statements and (ii) obligations under contracts and commitments incurred in the ordinary course of business and not required under GAAP to be reflected in such financial statements, which liabilities and obligations referred to in clauses (i) and (ii), individually or in the aggregate, are not material to the financial condition or operating results of the Company. For purposes of this Agreement, “Select SEC Documents” means the Company’s (A) Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019, (B) Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarters ended March 31, 2020, June 30, 2020, and September 30, 2020 (C) all Current Reports on Form 8-K filed since September 30, 2020.
(g) Listing. The Company is not in violation of the listing requirements of the OTC:PINK Marketplace (the “OTC:PINK”) on which it trades, does not reasonably anticipate that the Common Stock will be delisted by the OTC:PINK for the foreseeable future, and has not received any notice regarding the possible delisting of the Common Stock from the OTC:PINK.
(h) No General Solicitation or Integrated Offering. Neither the Company nor any person acting for the Company has conducted any “general solicitation” (as such term is defined in Regulation D) with respect to any of the Shares being offered hereby. Neither the Company nor any of its affiliates, nor any person acting on its or their behalf, has directly or indirectly made any offers or sales of any security or solicited any offers to buy any security under circumstances that would require registration of the Shares being offered hereby under the Securities Act or cause this offering of Shares to be integrated with any prior offering of securities of the Company for purposes of the Securities Act, which result of such integration would require registration under the Securities Act, or any applicable stockholder approval provisions.
(i) No Brokers. The Company has taken no action that would give rise to any claim by any person for brokerage commissions, finder’s fees or similar payments by any Purchaser relating to this Agreement or the transactions contemplated hereby.
(a) Form D: Blue Sky Laws. The Company shall timely file with the SEC a Form D with respect to the Shares as required under Regulation D and provide a copy thereof to each Purchaser promptly after such filing. The Company shall take such action as the Company shall reasonably determine is necessary to qualify the Shares for sale to each Purchaser pursuant to this Agreement under applicable securities or “blue sky” laws of the states of the United States or obtain exemption therefrom, and shall provide evidence of any such action so taken to each Purchaser upon such Purchaser's request. Within four business days after the execution of this Agreement, the Company shall file a Form 8-K with the SEC concerning this Agreement and the transactions contemplated hereby, which Form 8-K shall attach this Agreement and its Exhibits as exhibits to such Form 8-K, and, within four business days after Closing, the Company shall file a Form 8-K with the SEC concerning the issuance of the Shares to each Purchaser on such date (the “8-K Filings”).
(b) Listing. The Company shall maintain, so long as any Purchaser (or any of its affiliates) beneficially owns any Shares on each national securities exchange, automated quotation system or electronic bulletin board on which shares of Common Stock are currently listed. The Company will use its best efforts to continue the listing and trading of its Common Stock on the OTC:PINK or the QTCQB Marketplace, and will comply in all respects with the reporting, filing and other obligations under the bylaws or rules of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”), such exchanges, or such electronic system, as applicable. The Company shall promptly provide to each Purchaser copies of any notices it receives regarding the continued eligibility of the Common Stock for trading on the OTC:PINK or on any securities exchange or automated quotation system on which securities of the same class or series issued by the Company are then listed or quoted, if any.
(c) No Integrated Offerings. The Company shall not make any offers or sales of any security (other than the Shares) under circumstances that would require registration of the Shares being offered or sold hereunder under the Securities Act or cause this offering of the Shares to be integrated with any other offering of securities by the Company for purposes of any stockholder approval provision applicable to the Company or its securities.
(d) Legal Compliance. The Company shall conduct its business and the business of its Subsidiaries in compliance with all laws, ordinances or regulations of governmental entities applicable to such businesses, except where the failure to do so would not have a Material Adverse Effect.
5. CONDITIONS TO THE COMPANY’S OBLIGATION TO SELL.
The obligation of the Company hereunder to issue and sell the Shares to each Purchaser is subject to the satisfaction, at or before the Closing, of each of the following conditions, provided that these conditions are for the Company’s sole benefit and may be waived by the Company at any time in its sole discretion:
(a) Each Purchaser shall have executed such Purchaser’s Execution Page to this Agreement and delivered the same to the Company.
(b) Each Purchaser shall have delivered the full amount of such Purchaser’s applicable Purchase Price.
(c) The representations and warranties of each Purchaser shall be true and correct as of the date when made and at Closing as though made at that time (except for representations and warranties that speak as of a specific date, which representations and warranties shall be true and correct as of such date), and such Purchaser shall have performed, satisfied and complied in all material respects with the covenants, agreements and conditions required by this Agreement to be performed, satisfied or complied with by such Purchaser at or prior to the Closing.
(d) No statute, rule, regulation, executive order, decree, ruling, injunction, action or proceeding shall have been enacted, entered, promulgated or endorsed by any court or governmental authority of competent jurisdiction or any self-regulatory organization having authority over the matters contemplated hereby which prohibits the consummation of any of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement.
6. CONDITIONS TO THE PURCHASER’S OBLIGATION TO PURCHASE.
The obligation of each Purchaser hereunder to purchase the Shares is subject to the satisfaction of each of the following conditions, provided that such conditions are for each Purchaser’s individual and sole benefit and may be waived by such Purchaser at any time in such Purchaser’s sole discretion:
(a) The Company shall have executed the Execution Page to this Agreement to which the Company is a party and delivered executed originals of the same to such Purchaser.
(b) All consents, approvals and waivers required for the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby shall have been obtained.
(c) The Company shall have delivered to such Purchaser duly executed certificates representing the Shares, registered in such Purchaser’s name, or to cause Shares purchased by each Purchaser to be issued in book-entry form with the Company’s transfer agent.
(d) The Common Stock shall be authorized for quotation and listed on the OTC:PINK and trading in the Common Stock (or on the OTC:PINK generally) shall not have been suspended by the SEC or the OTC:PINK.
(e) The representations and warranties of the Company shall be true and correct as of the date when made and as of Closing as though made at that time (except for representations and warranties that speak as of a specific date, which representations and warranties shall be true and correct as of such date) and the Company shall have performed, satisfied and complied in all material respects with the covenants, agreements and conditions required by this Agreement to be performed, satisfied or complied with by the Company at or prior to Closing. In connection with the issuance of the Shares upon the Closing, such Purchaser shall have received a certificate, executed by the Chief Executive Officer of the Company after reasonable investigation, dated as of the Closing to the foregoing effect and as to such other matters as may reasonably be requested by such Purchaser.
(f) No statute, rule, regulation, executive order, decree, ruling, injunction, action or proceeding shall have been enacted, entered, promulgated or endorsed by any court or governmental authority of competent jurisdiction or any self-regulatory organization having authority over the matters contemplated hereby which questions the validity of, challenges or prohibits the consummation of, any of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement.
(g) There shall have been no material adverse changes and no material adverse developments in the business, properties, operations, prospects, financial condition or results of operations of the Company and its Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, since the date hereof, and no information that is materially adverse to the Company and of which such Purchaser is not currently aware shall come to the attention of such Purchaser.
(h) Such Purchaser shall have received a copy of resolutions, duly adopted by the Board of Directors of the Company, which shall be in full force and effect at the time of the Closing, authorizing the execution, delivery and performance by the Company of this Agreement and the consummation by the Company of the transactions contemplated hereby and thereby, certified as such by the Secretary or Assistant Secretary of the Company on or before the Closing, and such other documents they reasonably request in connection with the issuance of the Shares upon Closing.
7. GOVERNING LAW; MISCELLANEOUS.
(a) Governing Law; Jurisdiction. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California applicable to contracts made and to be performed in the State of California. The Company and each Purchaser irrevocably consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the United States federal courts and the state courts located in the County of Orange, State of California, in any suit or proceeding based on or arising under this Agreement and irrevocably agree that all claims in respect of such suit or proceeding may be determined in such courts. The Company and each Purchaser irrevocably waive the defense of an inconvenient forum to the maintenance of such suit or proceeding. The Company and each Purchaser further agree that service of process upon each respective party mailed by first class mail shall be deemed in every respect effective service of process upon such party in any such suit or proceeding. The Company and each Purchaser agree that a final non-appealable judgment in any such suit or proceeding shall be conclusive and may be enforced in other jurisdictions by suit on such judgment or in any other lawful manner.
(b) Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in two or more counterparts, all of which shall be considered one and the same agreement and shall become effective when counterparts have been signed by each party and delivered to the other party. This Agreement, once executed by a party, may be delivered to the other parties hereto by facsimile transmission or electronic mail of a copy of this Agreement bearing the signature of the party so delivering this Agreement.
(c) Construction. Whenever the context requires, the gender of any word used in this Agreement includes the masculine, feminine or neuter, and the number of any word includes the singular or plural. Unless the context otherwise requires, all references to articles and sections refer to articles and sections of this Agreement, and all references to schedules are to schedules attached hereto, each of which is made a part hereof for all purposes. The descriptive headings of the several articles and sections of this Agreement are inserted for purposes of reference only, and shall not affect the meaning or construction of any of the provisions hereof.
(d) Severability. If any provision of this Agreement shall be invalid or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, such invalidity or unenforceability shall not affect the validity or enforceability of the remainder of this Agreement or the validity or enforceability of this Agreement in any other jurisdiction.
(e) Entire Agreement; Amendments. This Agreement and the other Transaction Documents (including any schedules and exhibits hereto and thereto) contain the entire understanding of the Purchasers, the Company, their affiliates and persons acting on their behalf with respect to the matters covered herein and therein and, except as specifically set forth herein or therein, neither the Company nor the Purchasers make any representation, warranty, covenant or undertaking with respect to such matters. No provision of this Agreement may be waived other than by an instrument in writing signed by the party to be charged with enforcement, and no provision of this Agreement may be amended other than by an instrument in writing signed by the Company and each Purchaser.
(f) Notices. Any notices required or permitted to be given under the terms of this Agreement shall be sent by certified or registered mail (return receipt requested) or delivered personally, by responsible overnight carrier or by confirmed facsimile, and shall be effective five days after being placed in the mail, if mailed, or upon receipt or refusal of receipt, if delivered personally or by responsible overnight carrier or confirmed facsimile, in each case addressed to a party. The initial addresses for such communications shall be as follows, and each party shall provide notice to the other parties of any change in such party’s address:
(i) If to the Company:
Charlie's Holdings, Inc.
1007 Brioso Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Telephone: (949) 531-6855
Attention: Chief Financial Officer
with a copy simultaneously transmitted by like means (which transmittal shall not constitute notice hereunder) to:
Disclosure Law Group, a Professional Corporation
655 West Broadway, Suite 870
San Diego, CA 92101
Telephone: (619) 272-7050
Facsimile: (619) 330-2101
Attention: Jessica R. Sudweeks, Esq.
(ii) If to any Purchasers, to the address set forth under such Purchaser’s name on the Execution Page hereto executed by such Purchaser.
(g) Successors and Assigns. This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties and their successors and assigns. Except as provided herein, the Company shall not assign this Agreement or any rights or obligations hereunder. Any Purchaser may assign or transfer the Shares pursuant to the terms of this Agreement and of such Shares. Any Purchaser may assign such Purchaser’s rights hereunder or thereunder to any other person or entity, except for direct competitors of the Company or persons or entities that have publicly announced plans to compete directly with the Company. In addition, and notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement, the Shares may be pledged and all rights of any Purchaser under this Agreement may be assigned, without further consent of the Company, to a bona fide pledgee in connection with such Purchaser’s margin or brokerage account.
(h) Third Party Beneficiaries. This Agreement is intended for the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective permitted successors and assigns, and is not for the benefit of, nor may any provision hereof be enforced by, any other person.
(i) Survival. The representations and warranties of the Company and the agreements and covenants set forth in Sections 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7 hereof shall survive each of the Investment Dates notwithstanding any due diligence investigation conducted by or on behalf of any Purchaser. Moreover, none of the representations and warranties made by the Company herein shall act as a waiver of any rights or remedies any Purchaser may have under applicable U.S. federal or state securities laws.
(j) Further Assurances. Each party shall do and perform, or cause to be done and performed, all such further acts and things, and shall execute and deliver all such other agreements, certificates, instruments and documents, as the other party may reasonably request in order to carry out the intent and accomplish the purposes of this Agreement and the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby.
(k) Indemnification. In consideration of each Purchaser’s execution and delivery of this Agreement and purchase of the Shares hereunder, and in addition to all of the Company’s other obligations under this Agreement, from and after the Closing, the Company shall defend, protect, indemnify and hold harmless each Purchaser and each other holder of the Shares and all of their stockholders, partners, members, officers, directors, employees and direct or indirect investors and any of the foregoing persons’ agents or other representatives, including, without limitation, those retained in connection with the transactions contemplated by this Agreement (collectively, the “Indemnitees”), from and against any and all actions, causes of action, suits, claims, losses, costs, penalties, fees, liabilities and damages, and expenses in connection therewith (irrespective of whether any such Indemnitee is a party to the action for which indemnification hereunder is sought), and including reasonable attorneys’ fees and disbursements (the “Indemnified Liabilities”), incurred by any Indemnitee as a result of, or arising out of, or relating to (i) any misrepresentation or breach of any representation or warranty made by the Company in this Agreement or any other certificate, instrument or document contemplated hereby or thereby, (ii) any breach of any covenant, agreement or obligation of the Company contained in this Agreement or any other certificate, instrument or document contemplated hereby or thereby or (iii) any cause of action, suit or claim brought or made against such Indemnitee by a third party (including for these purposes a derivative action brought on behalf of the Company) and arising out of or resulting from (A) the execution, delivery, performance or enforcement of this Agreement or any other certificate, instrument or document contemplated hereby or thereby, (B) any transaction financed or to be financed in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, with the proceeds of the issuance and sale of the Shares, or (C) the status of such Purchaser or holder of the Shares as an investor in the Company. To the extent that the foregoing undertaking by the Company may be unenforceable for any reason, the Company shall make the maximum contribution to the payment and satisfaction of each of the Indemnified Liabilities which is permissible under applicable law.
(l) Joint Participation in Drafting. Each party to this Agreement has participated in the negotiation and drafting of this Agreement. As such, the language used herein and therein shall be deemed to be the language chosen by the parties hereto to express their mutual intent, and no rule of strict construction will be applied against any party to this Agreement.
(m) Knowledge. As used in this Agreement, the term “knowledge” of any person or entity shall mean and include (i) with respect to the Company, the actual knowledge of any of the Company’s officers or directors and (ii) that knowledge which a reasonably prudent business person could have obtained in the management of his or her business affairs after making due inquiry and exercising due diligence which a prudent business person should have made or exercised, as applicable, with respect thereto.
(n) Exculpation Among Purchasers. The Company acknowledges that the obligations of each Purchaser under this Agreement are several and not joint with the obligations of any other Purchaser, and no Purchaser shall be responsible in any way for the performance of the obligations of any other Purchaser under this Agreement. Each Purchaser acknowledges that it has independently evaluated the merits of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement, that it has independently determined to enter into the transactions contemplated hereby and thereby, that it is not relying on any advice from or evaluation by any other Purchaser, and that it is not acting in concert with any other Purchaser in making its purchase of securities hereunder or in monitoring its investment in the Company. The Purchasers and, to its knowledge, the Company agree that the no action taken by any Purchaser pursuant hereto, shall be deemed to constitute the Purchasers as a partnership, an association, a joint venture or any other kind of entity, or create a presumption that the Purchasers are in any way acting in concert or would deem such Purchasers to be members of a “group” for purposes of Section 13(d) of the Exchange Act, and the Purchasers have not agreed to act together for the purpose of acquiring, holding, voting or disposing of equity securities of the Company. The Company has elected to provide all Purchasers with the same terms documentation for the convenience of the Company and not because it was required or requested to do so by the Purchasers. The Company acknowledges that such procedure with respect to this Agreement in no way creates a presumption that the Purchasers are in any way acting in concert or as a “group” for purposes of Section 13(d) of the Exchange Act with respect to this Agreement or the transactions contemplated hereby. Each Purchaser acknowledges that it has been represented by its own separate legal counsel in their review and negotiation of this Agreement.
(o) Business Days and Trading Days. For purposes of this Agreement, the term “business day” means any day other than a Saturday or Sunday or a day on which banking institutions in the State of New York are authorized or obligated by law, regulation or executive order to close, and the term “trading day” means any day on which the OTC:PINK or, if the Common Stock is not then traded on the OTC:PINK, the principal national securities exchange, automated quotation system or other trading market where the Common Stock is then listed, quoted or traded, is open for trading.
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Purchaser and the Company have caused this Agreement to be duly executed as of the date first above written.
CHARLIE'S HOLDINGS, INC.
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