Description of Securities Registered Pursuant to Section 12 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended

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Mitesco, Inc. (“we,” “us,” and “our”) has one class of securities registered under Section 12 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), which is our common stock, par value $0.01 per share (the “common stock”).




The following description of our common stock is a summary and does not purport to be complete. It is subject to and qualified in its entirety by reference to our Certificate of Incorporation, as amended (the “Certificate of Incorporation”), and our Bylaws, each of which are incorporated by reference as an exhibit to our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020, of which this Exhibit is a part. We encourage you to read our Certificate of Incorporation, our Bylaws, and the applicable provisions of the Delaware General Corporation Law, for additional information.


Description of Common Stock


Authorized Shares of Common Stock. We currently have authorized 500,000,000 shares of common stock.


Voting Rights. Holders of our common stock are entitled to one vote per share on all matters to be voted upon by our stockholders, and do not have cumulative voting rights. Accordingly, holders of a majority of the shares of our common stock entitled to vote in the election of directors can elect all of the directors standing for election.


Dividends. Subject to preferences that may be applicable to shares of Preferred Stock then outstanding, if any, the holders of our common stock are entitled to receive ratably such dividends, if any, as may be declared from time to time by our Board of Directors out of funds legally available for dividends.


Liquidation Rights. Upon our liquidation, dissolution or winding up, the holders of our common stock will be entitled to share ratably in all assets remaining after payment of liabilities, subject to prior distribution rights of Preferred Stock then outstanding, if any.


Rights and Preferences. The rights, preferences, and privileges of holders of our common stock are subject to, and may be adversely affected by, the rights of holders of shares of any series of Preferred Stock that we may designate and issue in the future.


Preemptive or Similar Rights. Our common stock has no preemptive or conversion rights or other subscription rights, nor are there any redemption or sinking fund provisions applicable to our common stock.


Fully Paid and Nonassessable. All of our issued and outstanding shares of common stock are fully paid and nonassessable.


Registration Rights


Under the terms of the Private Placement (as described in the Form 10-K), we have agreed to file a registration statement covering the resale by certain investors of the shares of common stock issued in the Private Placement as well as the resale by the investors and the placement agent of the shares of common stock issuable upon the exercise of certain warrants. We also agreed to use our best efforts to cause the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) to notify us of the SEC’s willingness to declare such registration statement effective on or before 180 days after the final closing of the Private Placement. In addition, we agreed to take such action as may be necessary to keep the registration statement effective until the earlier of (1) the date on which the shares may be resold without registration and without regard to any volume limitations of Rule 144 of the Securities Act or any other rule of similar effect, or (2) all of the shares have been sold pursuant to the registration statement or Rule 144 of the Securities Act or any other rule of similar effect.





Anti-Takeover Effects of Our Charter Documents and Some Provisions of Delaware Law


Delaware Law


We are incorporated in the State of Delaware. As a result, we are subject to Section 203 of the Delaware General Corporation Law, which prohibits a Delaware corporation from engaging in any business combination with any interested stockholder for a period of three years after the date that such stockholder became an interested stockholder, with the following exceptions:




before such date, the Board of directors of the corporation approved either the business combination or the transaction that resulted in the stockholder becoming an interested stockholder;




upon completion of the transaction that resulted in the stockholder becoming an interested stockholder, the interested stockholder owned at least 85% of the voting stock of the corporation outstanding at the time the transaction began, excluding for purposes of determining the voting stock outstanding (but not the outstanding voting stock owned by the interested stockholder) those shares owned (1) by persons who are directors and also officers and (2) employee stock plans in which employee participants do not have the right to determine confidentially whether shares held subject to the plan will be tendered in a tender or exchange offer; or




on or after such date, the business combination is approved by the Board of Directors and authorized at an annual or special meeting of the stockholders, and not by written consent, by the affirmative vote of at least 66 2/3% of the outstanding voting stock that is not owned by the interested stockholder.


In general, Section 203 defines a “business combination” to include the following:




any merger or consolidation involving the corporation and the interested stockholder;




any sale, transfer, pledge, or other disposition of 10% or more of the assets of the corporation involving the interested stockholder;




subject to certain exceptions, any transaction that results in the issuance or transfer by the corporation of any stock of the corporation to the interested stockholder;




any transaction involving the corporation that has the effect of increasing the proportionate share of the stock or any class or series of the corporation beneficially owned by the interested stockholder; or




the receipt by the interested stockholder of the benefit of any loans, advances, guarantees, pledges, or other financial benefits by or through the corporation.


In general, Section 203 defines an “interested stockholder” as an entity or person who, together with the person’s affiliates and associates, beneficially owns, or within three years prior to the time of determination of interested stockholder status did own, 15% or more of the outstanding voting stock of the corporation. A Delaware corporation may “opt out” of these provisions with an express provision in its certificate of incorporation. We have not opted out of these provisions, which may as a result, discourage or prevent mergers or other takeover or change of control attempts of us.


Certificate of Incorporation and Bylaws


Because our stockholders do not have cumulative voting rights, stockholders holding a majority of the shares of common stock outstanding are able to elect all of our directors. Our Bylaws also provide those directors may be removed by the stockholders, with or without cause, by the holders of a majority of the stock then entitled to vote at an election of Directors at a special meeting of our stockholders called for that purpose. No director may be removed when the votes cast against removal would be sufficient to elect the director if voted cumulatively at an election where the same total number of votes were cast.





Our Certificate of Incorporation also provides that at any regularly scheduled meeting of our stockholders, only such business shall be conducted, and only such proposals shall be acted upon, as shall have been brought before the meeting (a) by, or at the direction of, the Board of Directors, or (b) by any stockholder of the corporation who complies with the advance notice procedures set forth in writing.


The combination of these provisions makes it more difficult for our existing stockholders to replace our Board of Directors as well as for another party to obtain control of us by replacing our Board of Directors. Since our Board of Directors has the power to retain and discharge our officers, these provisions could also make it more difficult for existing stockholders or another party to effect a change in management.


Our Board of Directors is authorized to issue up to 50,000,000 shares of Preferred Stock. Our Board of Directors has the power to establish the dividend rates, liquidation preferences, voting rights, redemption and conversion terms and privileges with respect to any series of Preferred Stock. The issuance of any series of Preferred Stock having rights superior to those of our common stock may result in a decrease in the value or market price of the common stock and could further be used by the Board as a device to prevent a change in control favorable to us. Holders of Preferred Stock to be issued in the future may have the right to receive dividends and certain preferences in liquidation and conversion rights. The issuance of such Preferred Stock could make the possible takeover of us or the removal of management more difficult, and adversely affect the voting and other rights of the holder of our common stock, or depress the market price of the common stock.


These provisions are intended to enhance the likelihood of continued stability in the composition of our Board of Directors and its policies and to discourage coercive takeover practices and inadequate takeover bids. These provisions are also designed to reduce our vulnerability to hostile takeovers and to discourage certain tactics that may be used in proxy fights. However, such provisions could have the effect of discouraging others from making tender offers for our shares and may have the effect of delaying changes in our control or management. As a consequence, these provisions may also inhibit fluctuations in the market price of our stock that could result from actual or rumored takeover attempts. We believe that the benefits of these provisions, including increased protection of our potential ability to negotiate with the proponent of an unfriendly or unsolicited proposal to acquire or restructure our company, outweigh the disadvantages of discouraging takeover proposals, because negotiation of takeover proposals could result in an improvement of their terms.


Transfer Agent and Registrant


Our transfer agent is Transhare Corporation located at 2849 Executive Dr., Suite 200, Clearwater, FL 33762. Their phone number is ###-###-####.


Trading Market


Our common stock is quoted on the OTCQB with the symbol “MITI.”