Form of Underwriters Common Stock Purchase Warrant
THE REGISTERED HOLDER OF THIS COMMON STOCK PURCHASE WARRANT BY ITS ACCEPTANCE HEREOF, AGREES THAT IT WILL NOT SELL, TRANSFER, OR ASSIGN THIS COMMON STOCK PURCHASE WARRANT EXCEPT AS HEREIN PROVIDED or as provided in Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (“FINRA”) Rule 5110(g)(2), AND THE REGISTERED HOLDER OF THIS COMMON STOCK PURCHASE WARRANT AGREES THAT pursuant to FINRA Rule 5110(g)(1) IT WILL NOT SELL, TRANSFER, ASSIGN, PLEDGE, OR HYPOTHECATE or be the subject of any hedging, short sale, derivative, put, or call transaction that would result in the effective economic disposition of this COMMON STOCK PURCHASE WARRANT by any person FOR A PERIOD OF 360 DAYS FOLLOWING THE EFFECTIVE DATE (AS DEFINED BELOW) TO ANYONE OTHER THAN (I) A.G.P./ALLIANCE GLOBAL PARTNERS OR AN UNDERWRITER OR A SELECTED DEALER IN CONNECTION WITH THE OFFERING OR (II) A BONA FIDE OFFICER OR PARTNER OF A.G.P./ALLIANCE GLOBAL PARTNERS OR OF ANY SUCH UNDERWRITER OR SELECTED DEALER.
THIS COMMON STOCK PURCHASE WARRANT IS NOT EXERCISABLE PRIOR TO [_______], 2020 [THE DATE THAT IS ONE YEAR FOLLOWING THE ORIGINAL ISSUE DATE.]. VOID AFTER 5:00 P.M., NEW YORK CITY TIME, [_______], 2024. [THE DATE THAT IS FIVE YEARS FOLLOWING THE EFFECTIVE DATE.]
COMMON STOCK PURCHASE WARRANT
VERB TECHNOLOGY COMPANY, INC.
|Warrant Shares: _______||Original Issue Date: __________ __, 2019|
|Initial Exercise Date: __________ __, 2020|
This COMMON STOCK PURCHASE WARRANT (the “Warrant”) certifies that, for value received, A.G.P./Alliance Global Partners or its permitted assigns (the “Holder”) is entitled, upon the terms and subject to the limitations on exercise and the conditions hereinafter set forth, at any time commencing one (1) year after the original issue date (the “Initial Exercise Date”) and on or prior to the Expiration Date (as defined in Section 2(a)(ii), below) but not thereafter, to subscribe for and purchase from VERB TECHNOLOGY COMPANY, INC., a Nevada corporation (the “Company”), up to ___________ shares (as subject to adjustment hereunder, the “Warrant Shares”) of Common Stock. The purchase price of one share of Common Stock under this Warrant shall be equal to the Exercise Price (as defined in Section 2(a)(i), below). This Warrant shall initially be issued and maintained in the form of a security held in book-entry form (the “Book-Entry Warrant”) and The Depository Trust Company or its nominee (“DTC”) shall initially be the sole registered holder of this Warrant, subject to a Holder’s right to elect to receive a Warrant in certificated form pursuant to the terms of the Warrant Agent Agreement, in which case this sentence shall not apply.
Section 1. Definitions. In addition to the terms defined elsewhere in this Warrant, the following terms have the meanings indicated in this Section 1:
“Affiliate” means any Person that, directly or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, controls or is controlled by or is under common control with a Person, as such terms are used in and construed under Rule 405 under the Securities Act.
“Business Day” means any day except any Saturday, any Sunday, any day that is a federal legal holiday in the United States of America or any day on which banking institutions in the State of New York are authorized or required by law or other governmental action to close.
“Commission” means the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.
“Common Stock” means the common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, of the Company.
“Effective Date” means the date that the Commission declares the registration statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-226840) effective.
“Exchange Act” means the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder.
“Person” means an individual or corporation, partnership, trust, incorporated or unincorporated association, joint venture, limited liability company, joint stock company, government (or an agency or subdivision thereof), or other entity of any kind.
“Securities Act” means the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder.
“Trading Day” means a day on which the principal Trading Market is open for trading.
“Transfer Agent” means VStock Transfer, LLC, the current transfer agent of the Company, with a mailing address of 18 Lafayette Place, Woodmere, New York 11598, and any successor transfer agent of the Company.
“Underwriting Agreement” means that certain agreement to be entered into by and between the Company and A.G.P./Alliance Global Partners, dated March [●], 2019, in connection with that certain underwritten public offering of Units by A.G.P./Alliance Global Partners.
“Units” each consisting of one (1) share of Common Stock and one Warrant to purchase up to one-half (0.5) share of Common Stock.
“Warrant Agent Agreement” means that certain warrant agent agreement relating to the Warrant, dated on or about the original issue date, between the Company and the Warrant Agent.
“Warrant Agent” means VStock Transfer, LLC, the current transfer agent of the Company, with a mailing address of 18 Lafayette Place, Woodmere, New York 11598, and any successor warrant agent of the Company.
Section 2. Terms and Exercise of this Warrant.
(a) Exercise Price and Duration.
(i) Exercise Price. This Warrant shall entitle the Holder thereof, subject to the provisions herein, to purchase from the Company the number of shares of Common Stock stated therein, at the price of $ [●] per whole share, subject to the subsequent adjustments provided in Section 3 hereof. [125% OF THE PUBLIC OFFERING PRICE OF THE UNITS] The term “Exercise Price” as used in this Warrant refers to the price per share at which Common Stock may be purchased at the time this Warrant is exercised.
(ii) Duration of Warrant. This Warrant may be exercised only during the period (the “Exercise Period”) commencing on the Initial Exercise Date and terminating at 5:00 P.M., New York City time (the “close of business”) on ________, 20[●] [THE DATE FIVE YEARS FOLLOWING THE EFFECTIVE DATE] (the “Expiration Date”). If this Warrant is not exercised on or before the Expiration Date it shall become void, and all rights hereunder shall cease at the close of business on the Expiration Date. For the avoidance of doubt, this Warrant will be exercisable at any time, and from time to time, in whole or in part, during the four-year period commencing one year from the Effective Date (as defined in the Underwriting Agreement), which period shall not extend further than five (5) years from the Effective Date in compliance with FINRA Rule 5110(f)(2)(G)(i).
(b) Exercise of Warrant and Payment. Subject to the provisions of this Warrant, the Holder may exercise this Warrant by delivering, not later than 5:00 P.M., New York City time, on any Business Day during the Exercise Period (the “Exercise Date”) to the office of the Warrant Agent, or at the office of its successor as Warrant Agent, and to the Company at its office designated for such purpose (or such other office or agency of the Company as it may designate by notice in writing to the Holder at the address of the Holder appearing on the books of the Company) of a duly executed facsimile copy (or .pdf copy via e-mail attachment) of the Notice of Exercise in the form annexed hereto as Exhibit A (the “Notice of Exercise”). Within the three (3) Trading Days following the date of exercise as aforesaid, the Holder shall deliver the unpaid portion of the aggregate Exercise Price for the Warrant Shares specified in the applicable Notice of Exercise by wire transfer or cashier’s check drawn on a federally chartered United States bank unless the cashless exercise procedure specified in Section 2(c), below, is specified in the applicable Notice of Exercise. No ink-original Notice of Exercise shall be required, nor shall any medallion guarantee (or other type of guarantee or notarization) of any Notice of Exercise be required. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, the Holder shall not be required to physically surrender this Warrant to the Company until the Holder has purchased all of the Warrant Shares available hereunder and the Warrant has been exercised in full, in which case, the Holder shall surrender this Warrant to the Company for cancellation within three (3) Trading Days of the date on which the final Notice of Exercise is delivered to the Company. Partial exercises of this Warrant resulting in purchases of a portion of the total number of Warrant Shares available hereunder shall have the effect of lowering the outstanding number of Warrant Shares purchasable hereunder in an amount equal to the applicable number of Warrant Shares purchased. The Holder and the Company shall maintain records showing the number of Warrant Shares purchased and the date of such purchases. The Company shall deliver any objection to any Notice of Exercise within one (1) Business Day of receipt of such notice. The Holder and any assignee, by acceptance of this Warrant, acknowledge and agree that, by reason of the provisions of this paragraph, following the purchase of a portion of the Warrant Shares hereunder, the number of Warrant Shares available for purchase hereunder at any given time may be less than the amount stated on the face hereof.
If any of (A) the Warrant, (B) the executed Notice of Exercise, or (C) the Exercise Price therefor, and all applicable taxes and charges due in connection therewith, is received by the Company after 5:00 P.M., New York City time, on any date, or on a date that is not a Business Day, the Warrant with respect thereto will be deemed to have been received and exercised on the Business Day next succeeding such date. For the avoidance of doubt, the “Exercise Date” will be the date the materials in the foregoing sentence are received by the Company (if by 5:00 P.M., New York City time), or the following Business Day (if after 5:00 P.M., New York City time), regardless of any earlier date written on the materials. If the Warrant is received or deemed to be received after the Expiration Date, the exercise thereof will be null and void and any funds delivered to the Company will be returned to the Holder as soon as practicable. In no event will interest accrue on any funds delivered to the Company in respect of an exercise or attempted exercise of Warrants. The validity of any exercise of any Warrant will be determined by the Company in its sole discretion and such determination will be final and binding upon the Holder. The Company shall not have any obligation to inform a Holder of the invalidity of any exercise of Warrants.
Notwithstanding the foregoing in this Section 2(b), a Holder whose interest in this Warrant is a beneficial interest in certificate(s) representing this Warrant held in book-entry form through DTC (or another established clearing corporation performing similar functions), shall effect exercises made pursuant to this Section 2(b) by delivering to DTC (or such other clearing corporation, as applicable) the appropriate instruction form for exercise, complying with the procedures to effect exercise that are required by DTC (or such other clearing corporation, as applicable), subject to a Holder’s right to elect to receive a Warrant in certificated form pursuant to the terms of the Warrant Agent Agreement, in which case this sentence shall not apply.
(c) Cashless Exercise Under Certain Circumstances.
(i) The Company shall provide to the Holder of this Warrant prompt written notice at any time that the Company is unable to issue the Warrant Shares via the DTC transfer or otherwise (without restrictive legend), because (A) the Commission has issued a stop order with respect to any registration statement registering the Warrant Shares (the “Registration Statement”), (B) the Commission otherwise has suspended or withdrawn the effectiveness of the Registration Statement, either temporarily or permanently, (C) the Company has suspended or withdrawn the effectiveness of the Registration Statement, either temporarily or permanently, or (D) otherwise (each, a “Restrictive Legend Event”). If a Restrictive Legend Event occurs after the Holder has exercised this Warrant in accordance with the terms of the Warrant but prior to the delivery of the Warrant Shares, the Company shall, at the election of the Holder, which shall be given within five (5) days of receipt of such notice of the Restrictive Legend Event, either (A) rescind the previously submitted Notice of Exercise and the Company shall return all consideration paid by the Holder for such shares upon such rescission or (B) treat the attempted exercise as a cashless exercise as described in the next paragraph and refund the cash portion of the exercise price to the Holder.
(ii) If a Restrictive Legend Event has occurred and no exemption from the registration requirements is available, the Warrant shall only be exercisable on a cashless basis. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, the Company shall not be required to make any cash payments or net cash settlement to the Holder in lieu of issuance of the Warrant Shares. Upon a “cashless exercise,” the Holder shall be entitled to receive the number of Warrant Shares equal to the quotient obtained by dividing [(A-B) (X)] by (A), where:
|(A)||=||the VWAP on the Trading Day immediately preceding the Exercise Date;|
|(B)||=||the Exercise Price of the Warrant; and|
|(X)||=||the number of Warrant Shares that would be issuable upon exercise of the Warrant in full in accordance with the terms of the Warrant if such exercise were by means of a cash exercise rather than a cashless exercise.|
Upon receipt of a Notice of Exercise for a cashless exercise, the Company will promptly confirm the number of Warrant Shares issuable in connection with the cashless exercise. In addition, if Warrant Shares are issued in such a cashless exercise where no commission or other remuneration is paid or given directly or indirectly for soliciting such cashless exercise, the parties acknowledge and agree that in accordance with Section 3(a)(9) of the Securities Act, the Warrant Shares shall take on the registered characteristics of the Warrant being exercised. The Company agrees not to take any position contrary to this Section 2(c).
“VWAP” means, for any date, the price determined by the first of the following clauses that applies: (a) if the Common Stock is then listed or quoted on the Nasdaq Capital Market, the Nasdaq Global Market, the Nasdaq Global Select Market, the New York Stock Exchange, or the NYSE American (each, a “Trading Market”), the daily volume weighted average price of the Common Stock for such date (or the nearest preceding date) on the Trading Market on which the Common Stock is then listed or quoted as reported by Bloomberg L.P. (based on a Trading Day from 9:30 a.m. (New York City time) to 4:02 p.m. (New York City time)), (b) the volume weighted average price of the Common Stock for such date (or the nearest preceding date) on the OTCQB® Venture Market or the OTCQX® Best Market, (c) if the Common Stock is not then quoted on the OTCQB or the OTCQX and if prices for the Common Stock are then reported in the OTC Pink Open Market maintained by OTC Markets Group Inc. (or a similar organization or agency succeeding to its functions of reporting prices), the most recent bid price per share of the Common Stock so reported, or (d) in all other cases, the fair market value of a share of Common Stock as determined by an independent appraiser selected in good faith by the holders of a majority in interest of the Warrants then outstanding and reasonably acceptable to the Company, the fees and expenses of which shall be paid by the Company.
(iii) Disputes. In the case of a dispute as to the determination of the Exercise Price or the arithmetic calculation of the Warrant Shares, the Company shall promptly issue to the Holder the number of Warrant Shares that are not disputed.
(d) Mechanics of Exercise.
(i) Delivery of Warrant Shares Upon Exercise. The Company shall cause the Warrant Shares purchased hereunder to be transmitted by the Transfer Agent to the Holder by crediting the account of the Holder’s or its designee’s balance account with DTC through its Deposit or Withdrawal at Custodian system (“DWAC”) if the Company is then a participant in such system and either (A) there is an effective registration statement permitting the issuance of the Warrant Shares to or resale of the Warrant Shares by Holder or (B) this Warrant is being exercised via cashless exercise, and otherwise by physical delivery of a certificate, registered in the Company’s share register in the name of the Holder or its designee, for the number of Warrant Shares to which the Holder is entitled pursuant to such exercise to the address specified by the Holder in the Notice of Exercise within three (3) Trading Days after the delivery to the Company of the Notice of Exercise (such date, the “Warrant Share Delivery Date”). Notwithstanding the foregoing, with respect to any Notice(s) of Exercise delivered by 12:00 noon (New York City time) on an Exercise Date, the Company agrees to deliver the Warrant Shares subject to such notice(s) by 4:00 p.m. (New York City time) on the second Trading Day thereafter. Upon delivery of the Notice of Exercise, the Holder shall be deemed for all corporate purposes to have become the holder of record of the Warrant Shares with respect to which this Warrant has been exercised, irrespective of the date of delivery of the Warrant Shares, provided that payment of the aggregate Exercise Price (other than in the case of a cashless exercise) is received within the three (3) Trading Days following delivery of the Notice of Exercise.
(ii) Delivery of New Warrants Upon Exercise. If this Warrant shall have been exercised in part, the Company or the Warrant Agent shall, at the request of a Holder and upon surrender of this Warrant certificate, at the time of delivery of the Warrant Shares, deliver to the Holder a new Warrant evidencing the rights of the Holder to purchase the unpurchased Warrant Shares called for by this Warrant, which new Warrant shall in all other respects be identical with this Warrant.
(iii) Rescission Rights. If the Company fails to cause the Transfer Agent to transmit to the Holder the Warrant Shares pursuant to Section 2(d)(i), above, by the Warrant Share Delivery Date, then the Holder will have the right to rescind such exercise.
(iv) Valid Issuance. All shares of Common Stock issued by the Company through the Transfer Agent upon the proper exercise of this Warrant in conformity with this Warrant shall be validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable.
(v) No Fractional Exercise. This Warrant may be exercised only in whole numbers of Warrant Shares. No fractional Warrant Shares are to be issued upon the exercise of the Warrant, but rather the number of Warrant Shares to be issued shall be rounded up or down, as applicable, to the nearest whole number. If fewer than all of the Warrants evidenced by this Warrant are exercised, a notation shall be made to the records maintained by the Company evidencing the balance of the Warrants remaining after such exercise.
(vi) No Transfer Taxes. The Company shall not be required to pay any stamp or other tax or charge required to be paid in connection with any transfer involved in the issue of the Warrant Shares upon the exercise of Warrants; and in the event that any such transfer is involved, neither the Company nor the Warrant Agent shall be required to issue or deliver any Warrant Shares until such tax or other charge shall have been paid or it has been established to the Company’s satisfaction that no such tax or other charge is due.
(vii) Date of Issuance. Each person in whose name any such shares of Common Stock is issued shall for all purposes be deemed to have become the Holder of record of such shares on the date on which the Warrant was validly exercised and payment of the Exercise Price was made, irrespective of the date of delivery of such Notice of Exercise, except that, if the date of such Notice of Exercise and payment is a date when the stock transfer books of the Company are closed, such person shall be deemed to have become the Holder of such shares at the close of business on the next succeeding date on which the stock transfer books are open.
Section 3. Adjustments.
(a) Adjustment upon Subdivision or Combination of Common Stock. If the Company at any time after the original issue date subdivides (by any stock split, stock dividend, recapitalization, reorganization, scheme, arrangement or otherwise) its outstanding shares of Common Stock into a greater number of shares, the Exercise Price in effect immediately prior to such subdivision will be proportionately reduced and the number of Warrant Shares will be proportionately increased. If the Company at any time after the original issue date combines (by any stock split, stock dividend, recapitalization, reorganization, scheme, arrangement, or otherwise) its outstanding shares of Common Stock into a smaller number of shares, the Exercise Price in effect immediately prior to such combination will be proportionately increased and the number of Warrant Shares will be proportionately decreased. Any adjustment under this Section 3(a) shall become effective at the close of business on the date the subdivision or combination becomes effective.
(b) Adjustment for Other Distributions. In the event the Company shall fix a record date for the making of a dividend or distribution to all holders of Common Stock of any evidences of indebtedness or assets or subscription rights or warrants (excluding those referred to in Section 3(a), above, or other dividends paid out of retained earnings), then in each such case the Holder will, upon the exercise of this Warrant, be entitled to receive, in addition to the number of shares of Common Stock issuable thereupon, and without payment of any additional consideration therefor, the amount of such dividend or distribution, as applicable, which such Holder would hold on the date of such exercise had such Holder been the holder of record of such Common Stock as of the date on which holders of Common Stock received or became entitled to receive such dividend or distribution. Such adjustment shall be made whenever any such distribution is made and shall become effective immediately after the record date mentioned above.
(c) Reclassification, Consolidation, Purchase, Combination, Sale, or Conveyance. If, at any time while this Warrant is outstanding, (i) the Company, directly or indirectly, in one or more related transactions effects any merger or consolidation of the Company with or into another person, (ii) the Company, directly or indirectly, effects any sale, lease, license, assignment, transfer, conveyance, or other disposition of all or substantially all of its assets in one or a series of related transactions, (iii) any, direct or indirect, purchase offer, tender offer or exchange offer (whether by the Company or another person) is completed pursuant to which holders of Common Stock are permitted to sell, tender or exchange their shares for other securities, cash or property and has been accepted by the holders of 50% or more of the outstanding Common Stock, (iv) the Company, directly or indirectly, in one or more related transactions effects any reclassification, reorganization or recapitalization of the Common Stock or any compulsory share exchange pursuant to which the Common Stock is effectively converted into or exchanged for other securities, cash or property, (v) the Company, directly or indirectly, in one or more related transactions consummates a stock or share purchase agreement or other business combination (including, without limitation, a reorganization, recapitalization, spin-off or scheme of arrangement) with another person whereby such other person acquires more than 50% of the outstanding shares of Common Stock (not including any shares of Common Stock held by the other person or other persons making or party to, or associated or affiliated with the other persons making or party to, such stock or share purchase agreement or other business combination) (each, a “Fundamental Transaction”), then, upon any subsequent exercise of this Warrant, the Holder shall have the right to receive, for each Warrant Share that would have been issuable upon such exercise immediately prior to the occurrence of such Fundamental Transaction, the number of shares of Common Stock, if any, of the successor or acquiring corporation or of the Company, if it is the surviving corporation, and any additional consideration (the “Alternate Consideration”) receivable as a result of such Fundamental Transaction by a holder of the number of shares of Common Stock for which this Warrant is exercisable immediately prior to such Fundamental Transaction. For purposes of any such exercise, the determination of the Exercise Price shall be appropriately adjusted to apply to such Alternate Consideration based on the amount of Alternate Consideration issuable in respect of one share of Common Stock in such Fundamental Transaction, and the Company shall apportion the Exercise Price among the Alternate Consideration in a reasonable manner reflecting the relative value of any different components of the Alternate Consideration. If holders of Common Stock are given any choice as to the securities, cash, or property to be received in a Fundamental Transaction, then the Holder shall be given the same choice as to the Alternate Consideration it receives upon any exercise of this Warrant following such Fundamental Transaction. The Company shall cause any successor entity in a Fundamental Transaction in which the Company is not the survivor (the “Successor Entity”) and for which stockholders received any equity securities of the Successor Entity, to assume in writing all of the obligations of the Company under this Warrant Agreement in accordance with the provisions of this Section 4(c) pursuant to written agreements and shall, upon the written request of the Holder of this Warrant, deliver to the Holder in exchange for this Warrant created by this Warrant Agreement a security of the Successor Entity evidenced by a written instrument substantially similar in form and substance to the Warrant that is exercisable for a corresponding number of shares of capital stock of such Successor Entity (or its parent entity), if any, plus any Alternate Consideration, receivable as a result of such Fundamental Transaction by a holder of the number of shares of Common Stock for which the Warrant is exercisable immediately prior to such Fundamental Transaction, and with an exercise price that applies the Exercise Price hereunder to such shares of capital stock, if any, plus any Alternate Consideration (but taking into account the relative value of the shares of Common Stock pursuant to such Fundamental Transaction and the value of such shares of capital stock, such number of shares of capital stock and such exercise price being for the purpose of protecting the economic value of such Warrant immediately prior to the consummation of such Fundamental Transaction). Upon the occurrence of any such Fundamental Transaction the Successor Entity shall succeed to, and be substituted for (so that from and after the date of such Fundamental Transaction, the provisions of this Warrant Agreement and the Warrant referring to the “Company” shall refer instead to the Successor Entity), and may exercise every right and power of the Company and shall assume all of the obligations of the Company under this Warrant Agreement and the Warrant with the same effect as if such Successor Entity had been named as the Company herein.
Any supplemented or amended agreement entered by the successor corporation or transferee shall provide for adjustments, which shall be as nearly equivalent as may be practicable to the adjustments provided for in Section 3. The provisions of this Section 3(c) shall similarly apply to successive reclassifications, changes, consolidations, mergers, sales, and conveyances of the kind described above.
(d) Other Events. If any event occurs of the type contemplated by the provisions of Section 3(a), 3(b), or 3(c), above, but not expressly provided for by such provisions (including, without limitation, the granting of stock appreciation rights, phantom stock rights, or other rights with equity features to all holders of Common Stock for no consideration), then the Company’s Board of Directors will, at its discretion and in good faith, make an adjustment in the Exercise Price and the number of Warrant Shares or designate such additional consideration to be deemed issuable upon exercise of this Warrant, so as to protect the rights of the Holder.
(e) Notices of Changes in Warrant. Upon every adjustment of the Exercise Price or the number of shares issuable upon exercise of this Warrant, the Company shall give written notice thereof to the Holder, at the last address set forth for such holder in the Warrant Register, of the record date or the effective date of the event. Failure to give such notice, or any defect therein, shall not affect the legality or validity of such event.
(f) Notice to Allow Exercise by Holder. If (A) the Company shall declare a dividend (or any other distribution in whatever form) on the Common Stock, (B) the Company shall declare a special nonrecurring cash dividend on or a redemption of the Common Stock, (C) the Company shall authorize the granting to all holders of the Common Stock rights or warrants to subscribe for or purchase any shares of capital stock of any class or of any rights, (D) the approval of any stockholders of the Company shall be required in connection with any reclassification of the Common Stock, any consolidation or merger to which the Company is a party, any sale or transfer of all or substantially all of the assets of the Company, or any compulsory share exchange whereby the Common Stock is converted into other securities, cash or property, or (E) the Company shall authorize the voluntary or involuntary dissolution, liquidation or winding up of the affairs of the Company, then, in each case, the Company shall cause to be mailed to the Holder at its last address as it shall appear upon the Warrant Register of the Company, at least 10 calendar days prior to the applicable record or effective date hereinafter specified, a notice stating (i) the date on which a record is to be taken for the purpose of such dividend, distribution, redemption, rights, or warrants, or if a record is not to be taken, the date as of which the holders of the Common Stock of record to be entitled to such dividend, distributions, redemption, rights or warrants are to be determined or (ii) the date on which such reclassification, consolidation, merger, sale, transfer, or share exchange is expected to become effective or close, and the date as of which it is expected that holders of the Common Stock of record shall be entitled to exchange their shares of the Common Stock for securities, cash or other property deliverable upon such reclassification, consolidation, merger, sale, transfer, or share exchange; provided, that the failure to mail such notice or any defect therein or in the mailing thereof shall not affect the validity of the corporate action required to be specified in such notice. To the extent that any notice provided hereunder constitutes, or contains, material, non-public information regarding the Company or any of its subsidiaries, the Company shall simultaneously file such notice with the Commission pursuant to a Current Report on Form 8-K. The Holder shall remain entitled to exercise this Warrant during the period commencing on the date of such notice to the effective date of the event triggering such notice except as may otherwise be expressly set forth herein.
Section 4. Transfer of Warrant.
(a) Transferability. This Warrant and all rights hereunder are transferable, in whole or in part, upon surrender of this Warrant at the principal office of the Company or its designated agent, together with a written assignment of this Warrant substantially in the form annexed hereto as Exhibit B duly executed by the Holder or its agent or attorney-in-fact and funds sufficient to pay any transfer taxes payable upon the making of such transfer, accompanied by reasonable evidence of authority of the party making such request that may be required by the Warrant Agent, including, but not limited to, the signature guarantee of a guarantor institution that is a participant in a signature guarantee program approved by the Securities Transfer Association. Upon such surrender and, if required, such payment, the Company shall execute and deliver a new Warrant or Warrants in the name of the assignee or assignees, as applicable, and in the denomination or denominations specified in such instrument of assignment, and shall issue to the assignor a new Warrant evidencing the portion of this Warrant not so assigned, and this Warrant shall promptly be cancelled. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, the Holder shall be required to surrender this Warrant to the Company physically in order to assign or transfer any portion of this Warrant. The Holder shall surrender this Warrant to the Company within two (2) Trading Days of the date on which the Holder delivers an assignment form to the Company assigning this Warrant in full. This Warrant, if properly assigned in accordance herewith, may be exercised by a new holder for the purchase of Warrant Shares without having a new Warrant issued.
(b) New Warrants. This Warrant may be divided or combined with other Warrants upon presentation hereof at the aforesaid office of the Company, together with a written notice specifying the names and denominations in which new Warrants are to be issued, signed by the Holder or its agent or attorney. Subject to compliance with Section 4(a), as to any transfer that may be involved in such division or combination, the Company shall execute and deliver a new Warrant or Warrants in exchange for the Warrant or Warrants to be divided or combined in accordance with such notice. All Warrants issued on transfers or exchanges shall be dated the Issue Date of this Warrant and shall be identical with this Warrant except as to the number of Warrant Shares issuable pursuant thereto.
(c) Warrant Register. The Company (or its Warrant Agent) shall register this Warrant, upon records to be maintained by the Company for that purpose (the “Warrant Register”), in the name of the record Holder hereof from time to time. The Company may deem and treat the Holder of this Warrant as the absolute owner hereof for the purpose of any exercise hereof or any distribution to the Holder, and for all other purposes, absent actual notice to the contrary. To the extent this Warrant is DTC eligible, this Warrant shall be represented by one or more Book-Entry Warrants deposited with DTC and registered in the name of Cede & Co., a nominee of DTC. Ownership of beneficial interests in Book-Entry Warrants shall be shown on, and the transfer of such ownership shall be effected through, records maintained (i) by DTC or its nominee for each Book-Entry Warrant; (ii) by institutions that have accounts with DTC (such institution, with respect to a Warrant in its account, a “Participant”); or (iii) directly on the book-entry records of the Warrant Agent with respect only to owners of beneficial interests that represent such direct registration. If the Warrants are not DTC eligible as of the original issue date or DTC subsequently ceases to make its book-entry settlement system available for this Warrant, the Company may instruct the Warrant Agent in writing regarding making other arrangements for book-entry settlement within ten (10) days after the DTC ceases to make its book-entry settlement available. In the event that the Company does not make alternative arrangements for book-entry settlement within ten (10) days or this Warrant is not eligible for, or it is no longer necessary to have this Warrant available in, book-entry form, the Warrant Agent shall provide written instructions to DTC to deliver to the Warrant Agent for cancellation each Book-Entry Warrant, and the Company shall instruct the Warrant Agent to deliver to DTC definitive certificates in physical form evidencing such Warrant.
(d) Fractional Warrants. The Company shall not be required to effect any registration of transfer or exchange that will result in the issuance of a Warrant for a fraction of this Warrant.
Section 5. Limitations on Exercise. The Company shall not effect any exercise of this Warrant, and a Holder shall not have the right to exercise any portion of this Warrant, to the extent that after giving effect to the issuance of shares of Common Stock after exercise as set forth on the applicable Notice of Exercise, the Holder (together with such Holder’s Affiliates (as defined in Rule 405 under the Securities Act), and any other persons acting as a group together with the Holder or any of the Holder’s Affiliates), would beneficially own in excess of 4.99% of the Common Stock (the percentage limitation, the “Beneficial Ownership Limitation”). For purposes of the foregoing sentence, the number of shares of Common Stock beneficially owned by the Holder and its Affiliates shall include the number of shares of Common Stock issuable upon exercise of the Warrant with respect to which such determination is being made, but shall exclude the number of shares of Common Stock that would be issuable upon exercise of the remaining, non-exercised portion of any Warrant beneficially owned by the Holder or any of its Affiliates. Except as set forth in the preceding sentence, for purposes of this Section 5, beneficial ownership shall be calculated in accordance with Section 13(d) of the Exchange Act and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder, it being acknowledged by the Holder that the Company is not representing to the Holder that such calculation is in compliance with Section 13(d) of the Exchange Act and the Holder is solely responsible for any schedules required to be filed in accordance therewith. To the extent that the limitation contained in this Section 5 applies, the determination of whether this Warrant is exercisable (in relation to other securities owned by the Holder together with any Affiliates) and of which portion of this Warrant is exercisable shall be in the sole discretion of the Holder, and the submission of a Notice of Exercise shall be deemed to be the Holder’s determination of whether such Warrant is exercisable (in relation to other securities owned by the Holder together with any Affiliates) and of which portion of this Warrant is exercisable, and the Company shall not have any obligation to verify or confirm the accuracy of such determination and neither of them shall have any liability for any error made by the Holder. In addition, a determination as to any group status as contemplated above shall be determined in accordance with Section 13(d) of the Exchange Act and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder. For purposes of this Section 5 , in determining the number of outstanding shares of Common Stock, a Holder may rely on the number of outstanding shares of Common Stock as reflected in (A) the Company’s most recent periodic or annual report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, as the case may be, (B) a more recent public announcement by the Company, or (C) a more recent written notice by the Company or the Company’s transfer agent setting forth the number of shares of Common Stock outstanding. The provisions of this Section 5 shall be construed and implemented in a manner otherwise than in strict conformity with the terms of this Section 5 to correct this subsection (or any portion hereof) that may be defective or inconsistent with the intended beneficial ownership limitation herein contained or to make changes or supplements necessary or desirable to properly give effect to such limitation. The Holder, upon not less than 61 days’ prior notice to the Company, may increase or decrease the Beneficial Ownership Limitation provisions of this Section 5. In the event of a Holder’s election to increase the Beneficial Ownership Limitation, such increase will not be effective until the 61st day after such notice is delivered to the Company. The limitations contained in this Section 5 shall apply to a successor holder of this Warrant.
Section 6. Incidental Registration.
(a) Demand Registration. For a period commencing on the Effective Date and ending on the five (5)-year anniversary of the Effective Date, upon the written request of the Holder, the Company shall use its reasonable best efforts to effect, in a registration statement (the “Demand Registration Statement”), the registration under the Securities Act of all Warrant Shares so requested to register by the Holder (the “Demand Right”). For the avoidance of doubt, the Holder shall only have one (1) Demand Right.
(b) Piggyback Registration. For a period commencing on the Effective Date and ending on the seven (7)-year anniversary of the Effective Date, if at any time after the issuance of this Warrant, the Company proposes to register any of its Common Stock under the Securities Act by registration on any form other than Form S-4 or S-8, whether or not for sale for its own account, it shall each such time give prompt written notice to the Holder of its intention to do so and of the Holder’s registration rights under this Section 6. Upon the written request of the Holder, made as promptly as practicable and in any event within ten (10 ) Business Days after the receipt of notice from the Company (which request shall specify the Warrant Shares intended to be disposed of by the Holder and the intended method of disposition), the Company shall use its reasonable best efforts to effect, in such registration statement (the “Piggyback Registration Statement”), the registration under the Securities Act of all Warrant Shares that the Company has been so requested to register by the Holder to the extent required to permit the disposition thereof in accordance with the intended methods thereof described as aforesaid; provided, however, immediately upon notification to the Company from the managing underwriter of the price at which such securities are to be sold, if such price is below the price that the Holder shall have indicated to be acceptable to it, the Company shall so advise the Holder of such price, and the Holder shall then have the right to withdraw its request to have its Warrant Shares included in such Piggyback Registration Statement; provided, further, that if, at any time after giving written notice of its intention to register any securities and prior to the effective date of the Piggyback Registration Statement filed in connection with such registration, the Company shall determine for any reason not to register or to delay registration of such securities, the Company may, at its election, (a) give written notice of such determination not to register, and thereby be relieved of its obligation to register any Warrant Shares in connection with such registration (but not from any obligation of the Company to pay the registration expenses in connection therewith), and (b) in the case of a determination to delay registering, shall be permitted to delay registering any Warrant Shares, for the same period as the delay in registering such other securities. The number of Warrant Shares shall not be reduced if any shares are to be included in such underwriting for the account of any person other than the Company or the Holder. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Company may withdraw any registration statement referred to herein without thereby incurring any liability to the Holder.
Section 7. Miscellaneous.
(a) No Rights as Stockholder. Except as otherwise specifically provided herein, a Holder, solely in its capacity as a holder of this Warrant, shall not be entitled to vote or receive dividends or be deemed the holder of share capital of the Company for any purpose, nor shall anything contained in this Warrant be construed to confer upon a registered holder, solely in its capacity as the Holder of this Warrant, any of the rights of a stockholder of the Company or any right to vote, give or withhold consent to any corporate action (whether any reorganization, issue of stock, reclassification of stock, consolidation, merger, conveyance, or otherwise), receive notice of meetings, receive dividends or subscription rights, or otherwise, prior to the issuance to the Holder of the Warrant Shares that it is then entitled to receive upon the due exercise of this Warrant. This Warrant does not entitle the registered holder thereof to any of the rights of a stockholder of the Company.
(b) Reservation of Common Stock. The Company shall always reserve and keep available out of its authorized but unissued shares of Common Stock that number of shares that will be sufficient to permit the exercise in full of this Warrant.
(c) Loss, Theft, Destruction, or Mutilation of Warrant. The Company covenants that, upon receipt by the Company of evidence reasonably satisfactory to it of the loss, theft, destruction, or mutilation of this Warrant or any stock certificate relating to the Warrant Shares and, in case of loss, theft, or destruction, of indemnity or security reasonably satisfactory to it and the Warrant Agent (that, in the case of the Warrant, shall include the posting of a bond), and upon surrender and cancellation of such Warrant or stock certificate, if mutilated, the Company will make and deliver a new Warrant or stock certificate of like tenor and dated as of such cancellation, in lieu of such Warrant or stock certificate.
(d) 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 not be a Business Day, then, such action may be taken or such right may be exercised on the next succeeding Business Day.
(e) Jurisdiction. All questions concerning the construction, validity, enforcement, and interpretation of this Warrant shall be governed by and construed and enforced in accordance with the internal laws of the State of New York, without regard to the principles of conflicts of law thereof. Each party agrees that all legal proceedings concerning the interpretations, enforcement and defense of the transactions contemplated by this Warrant (whether brought against a party hereto or their respective affiliates, directors, officers, stockholders, partners, members, employees, or agents) shall be commenced exclusively in the state and federal courts sitting in the City of New York. Each party hereby irrevocably submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts sitting in the City of New York, Borough of Manhattan, for the adjudication of any dispute hereunder or in connection herewith or with any transaction contemplated hereby or discussed herein, and hereby irrevocably waives, and agrees not to assert in any suit, action or proceeding, any claim that it is not personally subject to the jurisdiction of any such court, that such suit, action or proceeding is improper or is an inconvenient venue for such proceeding. Each party hereby irrevocably waives personal service of process and consents to process being served in any such suit, action, or proceeding by mailing a copy thereof via registered or certified mail or overnight delivery (with evidence of delivery) to such party at the address in effect for notices to it under this Agreement and agrees that such service shall constitute good and sufficient service of process and notice thereof. Nothing contained herein shall be deemed to limit in any way any right to serve process in any other manner permitted by law. If either party shall commence an action, suit or proceeding to enforce any provisions of this Warrant, the prevailing party in such action, suit or proceeding shall be reimbursed by the other party for their reasonable attorneys’ fees and other costs and expenses incurred with the investigation, preparation and prosecution of such action or proceeding.
(f) Restrictions. The Holder acknowledges that the Warrant Shares acquired upon the exercise of this Warrant, if not registered and the Holder does not utilize cashless exercise, will have restrictions upon resale imposed by state and federal securities laws.
(g) Nonwaiver and Expenses. No course of dealing or any delay or failure to exercise any right hereunder on the part of Holder shall operate as a waiver of such right or otherwise prejudice the Holder’s rights, powers, or remedies. Without limiting any other provision of this Warrant, if the Company willfully and knowingly fails to comply with any provision of this Warrant, which results in any material damages to the Holder, the Company shall pay to the Holder such amounts as shall be sufficient to cover any costs and expenses including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys’ fees, including those of appellate proceedings, incurred by the Holder in collecting any amounts due pursuant hereto or in otherwise enforcing any of its rights, powers or remedies hereunder.
(h) Notices. Any notices, consents, waivers or other document or communications required or permitted to be given or delivered under the terms of this Warrant must be in writing and will be deemed to have been delivered: (i) upon receipt, if delivered personally; (ii) when sent, if sent by facsimile (provided confirmation of transmission is mechanically or electronically generated and kept on file by the sending party); (iii) if sent by overnight courier service, one (1) Trading Day after deposit with an overnight courier service with next day delivery specified, and (iv) if sent by certified mail or private courier service within five (5) Trading Days after deposit of such notice, in each case, properly addressed to the party to receive the same. The addresses and facsimile numbers for such communications shall be:
If to the Holder:
A.G.P./Alliance Global Partners
590 Madison Avenue, 36th Floor
New York, New York 10022
Attn: David Bocchi, Managing Director of Investment Banking
Fax No.: ____________
with a copy (which shall not constitute notice) to:
Robinson Brog Leinwand Greene Genovese & Gluck, P.C.
875 Third Avenue
New York, New York 10022
Attn: David E. Danovitch, Esq.
Fax No: 212 ###-###-####
If to the Company:
Verb Technology Company, Inc.
344 South Hauser Blvd., Suite 414
Los Angeles, California 90036
Attn: Rory J. Cutaia, President and Chief Executive Officer
Fax No.: ____________
with a copy (which shall not constitute notice) to:
Baker & Hostetler LLP
600 Anton Blvd., Suite 900
Costa Mesa, California 92626
Attn: Randolf W. Katz, Esq.
Fax No: 714 ###-###-####
If to a Holder, to its address, facsimile number or e-mail address set forth herein or on the books and records of the Company.
(i) Limitation of Liability. No provision hereof, in the absence of any affirmative action by the Holder to exercise this Warrant to purchase Warrant Shares, and no enumeration herein of the rights or privileges of the Holder, shall give rise to any liability of the Holder for the purchase price of any Common Stock or as a stockholder of the Company, whether such liability is asserted by the Company or by creditors of the Company.
(j) Remedies. The Holder, in addition to being entitled to exercise all rights granted by law, including recovery of damages, will be entitled to specific performance of its rights under this Warrant. The Company agrees that monetary damages would not be adequate compensation for any loss incurred by reason of a breach by it of the provisions of this Warrant and hereby agrees to waive and not to assert the defense in any action for specific performance that a remedy at law would be adequate.
(k) Successors and Assigns. Subject to applicable securities laws, this Warrant and the rights and obligations evidenced hereby shall inure to the benefit of and be binding upon the successors and permitted assigns of the Company and the successors and permitted assigns of Holder. The provisions of this Warrant are intended to be for the benefit of any Holder from time to time of this Warrant and shall be enforceable by the Holder or holder of Warrant Shares.
(l) Amendment. This Warrant may be modified or amended, including any amendment to increase the Exercise Price or shorten the Exercise Period, and the provisions hereof may be waived, in each case with the written consent of the Company, A.G.P./Alliance Global Partners (“A.G.P.”), and the registered holders of a majority of the then outstanding Warrants issued by the Company pursuant to the Underwriting Agreement.
(m) Severability. Wherever possible, each provision of this Warrant shall be interpreted in such manner as to be effective and valid under applicable law, but if any provision of this Warrant shall be prohibited by or invalid under applicable law, such provision shall be ineffective to the extent of such prohibition or invalidity, without invalidating the remainder of such provisions or the remaining provisions of this Warrant.
(n) Effect of Headings. The Section headings herein are for convenience only and are not part of this Warrant and shall not affect the interpretation thereof.
(o) Warrant Agent Agreement. This Warrant is issued subject to the Warrant Agent Agreement. To the extent any provision of this Warrant conflicts with the express provisions of the Warrant Agent Agreement, the provisions of this Warrant shall govern and be controlling; provided, however, that all provisions with respect to the rights, duties, obligations, protections, immunities, and liability of the Warrant Agent only shall be determined and interpreted solely by the provisions of the Warrant Agent Agreement.
(Signature Page Follows)
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Company has caused this Warrant to be executed by its officer thereunto duly authorized as of the date first above indicated.
|VERB TECHNOLOGY COMPANY, INC.|
|Rory J. Cutaia, President and Chief Executive Officer|
|VSTOCK TRANSFER, LLC, as warrant agent|
NOTICE OF EXERCISE
TO: VERB TECHNOLOGY COMPANY, INC.
(1) The undersigned hereby elects to purchase ________ Warrant Shares of the Company pursuant to the terms of the attached Warrant and tenders herewith payment of the exercise price in full, together with all applicable transfer taxes, if any.
(2) Payment shall take the form of (check applicable box):
|[ ]||in lawful money of the United States by wire transfer or cashier’s check drawn on a United States bank; or|
|[ ]||if permitted by the terms of the Warrant, the cancellation of such number of Warrant Shares as is necessary, in accordance with the formula set forth in subsection 2(c), to exercise this Warrant with respect to the maximum number of Warrant Shares purchasable pursuant to the cashless exercise procedure set forth in subsection 2(c).|
(3) Please issue said Warrant Shares in the name of the undersigned or in such other name as is specified below:
|The Warrant Shares shall be delivered to the following DWAC Account Number:|
|[SIGNATURE OF HOLDER]|
|Name of Investing Entity:|
|Signature of Authorized Signatory of Investing Entity:|
|Name of Authorized Signatory:|
|Title of Authorized Signatory:|
(To assign the attached Warrant, execute this form and supply required information.
Do not use this form to exercise the Warrant.)
FOR VALUE RECEIVED, [____] all of or [_______] shares of the attached Warrant and all rights evidenced thereby are hereby assigned to:
_________________________________________________, whose address is
|Date: ______________, _______|
NOTE: The signature to this Assignment Form must correspond with the name as it appears on the face of the Warrant, without alteration or enlargement or any change whatsoever. Officers of corporations and those acting in a fiduciary or other representative capacity should file proper evidence of authority to assign the foregoing Warrant.