Form of Series A Common Stock Purchase Warrant
FORM OF SERIES A WARRANT
THE SECURITIES EVIDENCED BY THIS WARRANT HAVE NOT BEEN REGISTERED UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED, OR ANY STATE SECURITIES LAWS AND MAY NOT BE SOLD, TRANSFERRED, ASSIGNED, PLEDGED OR OTHERWISE DISPOSED OF WITHOUT (i) EFFECTIVE REGISTRATION STATEMENT RELATED THERETO, (ii) AN OPINION OF COUNSEL OR OTHER EVIDENCE, REASONABLY SATISFACTORY TO THE COMPANY, THAT SUCH REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED, OR (iii) RECEIPT OF NO-ACTION LETTERS FROM THE APPROPRIATE GOVERNMENTAL AUTHORITIES.
September 30, 2020
CQENS TECHNOLOGIES INC.
SERIES A COMMON STOCK PURCHASE WARRANT
This certifies that, for good and valuable consideration, receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, Xten Capital Group, Inc., a Minnesota corporation (“Holder”) is entitled to purchase, subject to the terms and conditions of this Warrant, from CQENS Technologies Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), Seven Million (7,000,000) fully paid and nonassessable shares of the Company’s Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share (“Common Stock”). Holder shall be entitled to purchase the shares of Common Stock in accordance with Section 2 at any time subsequent to the date of this Warrant set forth above and prior to the Expiration Date (as defined below). The shares of Common Stock of the Company for which this Warrant is exercisable, as adjusted from time to time pursuant to the terms hereof, are hereinafter referred to as the “Shares.” This Warrant is one of a series of Warrants issued and sold pursuant to the terms and conditions of that certain Asset Purchase Agreement dated September 30, 2020 by and between the Holder and the Company (the “Agreement”).
1. Exercise Period; Price.
1.1 Exercise Period. This Warrant shall be exercisable commencing September 30, 2023 and the exercise period (“Exercise Period”) shall terminate at 5:00 p.m. Central time on September 30, 2026 (the “Expiration Date”). In the Company’s sole discretion, it may accelerate the commencement of the Exercise Period or extend the Expiration Date of this Warrant upon notice to the Holder.
1.2 Exercise Price. The initial purchase price for each of the Shares shall be $5.31 per share. Such price shall be subject to adjustment pursuant to the terms hereof (such price, as adjusted from time to time, is hereinafter referred to as the “Exercise Price”).
2. Exercise and Payment. At any time during the Exercise Period, this Warrant may be exercised, in whole or in part, from time to time by the Holder, by surrender of this Warrant and the Notice of Exercise attached hereto as Annex I, duly completed and executed by the Holder, to the Company at the principal executive offices of the Company, together with payment in the amount obtained by multiplying the Exercise Price then in effect by the number of Shares thereby purchased, as designated in the Notice of Exercise. Payment may be in cash, wire transfer or by check payable to the order of the Company in immediately available funds. If not exercised in full, this Warrant must be exercised for a whole number of Shares.
3. Change of Control. If at any time beginning upon the date of this Warrant and ending on September 29, 2023 a Change of Control occurs, then this Warrant shall become immediately exercisable in accordance with its terms. For purposes hereof, a “Change of Control” shall mean a change of control of a nature that would be required to be reported in response to Item 6(e) of Schedule 14A of Regulation 14A promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), whether or not the Company is in fact required to comply with that regulation, provided that, without limitation, such a change in control shall be deemed to have occurred if (A) any “person” (as such term is used in Sections 13(d) and 14(d) of the Exchange Act), other than a trustee or other fiduciary holding securities under an employee benefit plan of the Company or a corporation owned, directly or indirectly, by the stockholders of the Company in substantially the same proportions as their ownership of stock of the Company, is or becomes the “beneficial owner” (as defined in Rule 13d-3 under the Exchange Act), directly or indirectly, acquires securities of the Company representing more than 50% of the combined voting power of the Company’s then outstanding securities; or (B) during any period of two consecutive years (not including any period prior to the execution of this Agreement), individuals who at the beginning of such period constitute the Board of Directors and any new director whose election by the Board of Directors or nomination for election by the Company’s stockholders was approved by a vote of at least two-thirds of the directors then still in office who either were directors at the beginning of the period or whose election or nomination for election was previously so approved, cease for any reason to constitute a majority; (C) the Company enters into a definitive agreement, the consummation of which would result in the occurrence of a change in control of the Company; or (D) the stockholders of the Company approve a merger or consolidation of the Company with any other corporation, other than a merger or consolidation which would result in the voting securities of the Company outstanding immediately prior to it continuing to represent (either by remaining outstanding or by being converted into voting securities of the surviving entity) of more than 50% of the combined voting power of the voting securities of the Company or such surviving entity outstanding immediately after such merger or consolidation, or the stockholders of the Company approve a plan of complete liquidation of the Company or an agreement for the sale or disposition by the Company of all or substantially all the Company’s assets.
4. Reservation of Shares. The Company hereby agrees that at all times there shall be reserved for issuance and delivery upon exercise of this Warrant such number of Shares or other shares of capital stock of the Company from time to time issuable upon exercise of this Warrant . All such shares shall be duly authorized, and when issued upon such exercise, shall be validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable, free and clear of all liens, security interests, charges and other encumbrances or restrictions on sale and free and clear of all preemptive rights.
5. Delivery of Stock Certificates. Within three (3) trading days after exercise, in whole or in part, of this Warrant, the Company shall instruct its Transfer Agent to issue book entry shares in an account in the name of the holder or deliver to the Holder a certificate or certificates for the number of fully paid and nonassessable Shares which the Holder shall have requested in the Notice of Exercise. If this Warrant is exercised in part, the Company shall deliver to the Holder a new Warrant (dated the date hereof and of like tenor) for the unexercised portion of this Warrant at the time of delivery of such stock certificate or certificates.
6. No Fractional Shares. This Warrant must be exercised for a whole number of Shares. No fractional shares or scrip representing fractional Shares will be issued upon exercise of this Warrant. Any fractional Share which otherwise might be issuable on the exercise of this Warrant as a result of the adjustment provisions Section 10 hereof will be rounded up to the nearest whole Share.
7. Charges, Taxes and Expenses. The Company shall pay all transfer taxes or other incidental charges, if any, in connection with the transfer of the Shares purchased pursuant to the exercise hereof from the Company to the Holder.
8. Loss, Theft, Destruction or Mutilation of Warrant. Upon receipt by the Company of evidence reasonably satisfactory to it of the loss, theft, destruction or mutilation of this Warrant, and in case of loss, theft or destruction, of indemnity or security reasonably satisfactory to the Company, and upon reimbursement to the Company of all reasonable expenses incidental thereto, and upon surrender and cancellation of this Warrant, if mutilated, the Company will make and deliver a new Warrant of like tenor and dated as of such cancellation, in lieu of this Warrant.
9. Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays, Etc. If the last or appointed day for the taking of any action or the expiration of any right required or granted herein shall be a Saturday or a Sunday or shall be a legal holiday, then such action may be taken or such right may be exercised on the next succeeding weekday which is not a legal holiday.
10. Adjustment of Exercise Price and Number of Shares. The Exercise Price and the number of and kind of securities purchasable upon exercise of this Warrant shall be subject to adjustment from time to time as follows:
10.1 Subdivisions, Combinations and Other Issuances. If the Company shall at any time after the date hereof but prior to the expiration of this Warrant subdivide its outstanding securities as to which purchase rights under this Warrant exist, by split-up or otherwise, or combine its outstanding securities as to which purchase rights under this Warrant exist, the number of Shares as to which this Warrant is exercisable as of the date of such subdivision, split-up or combination shall forthwith be proportionately increased in the case of a subdivision, or proportionately decreased in the case of a combination. Appropriate adjustments shall also be made to the Exercise Price, but the aggregate purchase price payable for the total number of Shares purchasable under this Warrant as of such date shall remain the same.
10.2 Stock Dividend. If at any time after the date hereof the Company declares a dividend or other distribution on its Common Stock payable in Common Stock or other securities or rights convertible into Common Stock (“Common Stock Equivalents”) without payment of any consideration by such holder for the additional shares of Common Stock or Common Stock Equivalents (including the additional shares of Common Stock issuable upon exercise or conversion thereof), then the number of Shares for which this Warrant may be exercised shall be increased as of the record date (or the date of such dividend distribution if no record date is set) for determining which holders of Common Stock shall be entitled to receive such dividend, in proportion to the increase in the number of outstanding shares (and shares of Common Stock issuable upon conversion of all such securities convertible into Common Stock) of Common Stock as a result of such dividend, and the Exercise Price shall be adjusted so that the aggregate amount payable for the purchase of all the Shares issuable hereunder immediately after the record date (or on the date of such distribution, if applicable), for such dividend shall equal the aggregate amount so payable immediately before such record date (or on the date of such distribution, if applicable).
10.3 Other Distributions. If at any time after the date hereof the Company distributes to holders of its Common Stock, other than as part of its dissolution or liquidation or the winding up of its affairs, any shares of its capital stock, any evidence of indebtedness or any of its assets (other than cash, Common Stock or Common Stock Equivalents), then the Company may, at its option, either (i) decrease the Exercise Price of this Warrant by an appropriate amount based upon the value distributed on each share of Common Stock as determined in good faith by the Company’s Board of Directors, or (ii) provide by resolution of the Company’s Board of Directors that on exercise of this Warrant, the Holder hereof shall thereafter be entitled to receive, in addition to the shares of Common Stock otherwise receivable on exercise hereof, the number of shares or other securities or property which would have been received had this Warrant at the time been exercised.
10.4 Effect of Consolidation, Merger or Sale. In case of any reclassification, capital reorganization, or change of securities of the class issuable upon exercise of this Warrant (other than a change in par value, or from par value to no par value, or from no par value to par value, or as a result of any subdivision, combination, stock dividend or other distribution provided for in Sections 10.1, 10.2 and 10.3 above), or in case of any consolidation or merger of the Company with or into any corporation (other than a consolidation or merger with another corporation in which the Company is the acquiring and the surviving corporation and which does not result in any reclassification or change of outstanding securities issuable upon exercise of this Warrant), or in case of any sale of all or substantially all of the assets of the Company, the Company, or such successor or purchasing corporation, as the case may be, shall duly execute and deliver to the holder of this Warrant a new Warrant (in form and substance satisfactory to the holder of this Warrant), or the Company shall make appropriate provision without the issuance of a new Warrant, so that the holder of this Warrant shall have the right to receive, at a total purchase price not to exceed that payable upon the exercise of the unexercised portion of this Warrant, and in lieu of the Shares theretofore issuable upon exercise of this Warrant, the kind and amount of shares of stock, other securities, money and property receivable upon such reclassification, capital reorganization, change, merger or sale by a holder of the number of Shares then purchasable under this Warrant. In any such case, appropriate provisions shall be made with respect to the rights and interest of Holder so that the provisions hereof shall thereafter be applicable to any shares of stock or other securities and property deliverable upon exercise hereof, or to any new Warrant delivered pursuant to this Section 10.4, and appropriate adjustments shall be made to the Exercise Price per share payable hereunder, provided, that the aggregate Exercise Price shall remain the same. The provisions of this Section 10.4 shall similarly apply to successive reclassifications, capital reorganizations, changes, mergers and transfers.
11. Notice of Adjustments; Notices. Whenever the Exercise Price or number of Shares purchasable hereunder shall be adjusted pursuant to Section 10 hereof, the Company shall execute and deliver to the Holder a certificate setting forth, in reasonable detail, the event requiring the adjustment, the amount of the adjustment, the method by which such adjustment was calculated and the Exercise Price and number of and kind of securities purchasable hereunder after giving effect to such adjustment, and shall cause a copy of such certificate to be mailed (by first class mail, postage prepaid) to the Holder.
12. Rights As Stockholder; Notice to Holders. Nothing contained in this Warrant shall be construed as conferring upon the Holder or his or its transferees the right to vote or to receive dividends or to consent or to receive notice as a stockholder in respect of any meeting of stockholders for the election of directors of the Company or of any other matter, or any rights whatsoever as stockholders of the Company. The Company shall give notice to the Holder by registered mail if at any time prior to the expiration or exercise in full of the Warrants, any of the following events shall occur:
(i) a dissolution, liquidation or winding up of the Company shall be proposed;
(ii) a capital reorganization or reclassification of the Common Stock (other than a change in par value, or from par value to no par value, or from no par value to par value, or as a result of any subdivision, combination, stock dividend or other distribution) or any consolidation or merger of the Company with or into another corporation (other than a consolidation or merger with another corporation in which the Company is the acquiring and the surviving corporation and which does not result in any reclassification or change of outstanding securities issuable upon exercise of this Warrant), or in case of any sale of all or substantially all of the assets of the Company; or
(iii) a taking by the Company of a record of the holders of any class of securities for the purpose of determining the holders thereof who are entitled to receive any dividend (other than a cash dividend) for other distribution, any right to subscribe for, purchase or otherwise acquire any shares of stock of any class or any other securities or property, or to receive any other rights.
Such giving of notice shall be simultaneous with (or in any event, no later than) the giving of notice to holders of Common Stock. Such notice shall specify the record date or the date of closing the stock transfer books, as the case may be. Failure to provide such notice shall not affect the validity of any action contemplated in this Section 12.
13. Restricted Securities. The Holder understands that this Warrant and the Shares purchasable hereunder constitute “restricted securities” under the federal securities laws inasmuch as they are, or will be, acquired from the Company in transactions not involving a public offering and accordingly may not, under such laws and applicable regulations, be resold or transferred without registration under the Act, or an applicable exemption from such registration. The Holder further acknowledges that a securities legend to the foregoing effect shall be placed on any Shares issued to the Holder upon exercise of this Warrant.
14. Disposition of Shares; Transferability.
14.1 Transfer. This Warrant shall be transferable only on the books of the Company, upon delivery thereof duly endorsed by the Holder or by its duly authorized attorney or representative, accompanied by proper evidence of succession, assignment or authority to transfer. Upon any registration of transfer, the Company shall execute and deliver new Warrants to the person entitled thereto.
14.2 Rights, Preferences and Privileges of Common Stock. The powers, preferences, rights, restrictions and other matters relating to the shares of Common Stock will be as determined in the Company’s Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation, as amended, as then in effect.
15.1 Binding Effect. This Warrant and the various rights and obligations arising hereunder shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective successors and assigns.
15.2 Entire Agreement. This Warrant, the Purchase Agreement and the Registration Rights Agreement of even date herewith constitute the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersede all prior and contemporaneous agreements, whether oral or written, between the parties hereto with respect to the subject matter hereof.
15.3 Amendment and Waiver. Any term of this Warrant may be amended and the observance of any term hereof may be waived (either generally or in a particular instance and either retroactively or prospectively), with the written consent of the Company and the Holders representing a majority-in-interest of the Shares underlying the Warrants pursuant to the Purchase Agreement. Any waiver or amendment effected in accordance with this Section 15.3 shall be binding upon the Holder and the Company.
15.4 Governing Law. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed under the laws of the State of Delaware without reference to the conflicts of law principles thereof. The exclusive jurisdiction for any legal suit, action or proceeding arising out of or related to this Warrant shall be either the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota.
15.5 Headings. The headings in this Agreement are for convenience only and shall not alter or otherwise affect the meaning hereof.
15.6 Severability. If one or more provisions of this Warrant are held to be unenforceable under applicable law, such provision shall be excluded from this Warrant and the balance of the Warrant shall be interpreted as if such provision were so excluded and the balance shall be enforceable in accordance with its terms.
15.7 Notices. Unless otherwise provided, any notice required or permitted under this Warrant shall be given in the same manner as provided in the Agreement.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have executed and delivered this Warrant as of the date appearing on the first page of this Warrant.
|CQENS TECHNOLOGIES INC.|
|William P. Bartkowski, President and Chief Operating Officer|
NOTICE OF EXERCISE OF SERIES A COMMON STOCK PURCHASE WARRANT
To: CQENS Technologies Inc.
1. The undersigned Holder hereby elects to purchase _____________ shares of common stock, $0.0001 par value per share (the “Shares”) of CQENS Technologies Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), pursuant to the terms of the attached Warrant. The Holder shall make payment of the Exercise Price by delivering the sum of $____________, in lawful money of the United States, to the Company in accordance with the terms of the Warrant.
2. Please deposit book entry shares totaling _________shares in the following account on the records of the Company’s Transfer Agent or lease issue and deliver certificates representing the Warrant Shares purchased hereunder to Holder: Address: in the following denominations: ____________________________.
Taxpayer ID No.: __________________________________
3. Please issue a new Warrant for the unexercised portion of the attached Warrant, if any, in the name of the undersigned.
4. The undersigned is an “accredited investor” as defined in Regulation D promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
SIGNATURE OF HOLDER
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