Form of Inducement Letter
VIVEVE MEDICAL, INC.
April ___, 2020
Holder of Common Stock Purchase Warrant
Re: Inducement Offer to Exercise Common Stock Purchase Warrants
Viveve Medical, Inc. (the “Company”) is pleased to offer to you the opportunity to exercise all of the Series A Common Stock Purchase Warrants and/or the Series B Common Stock Purchase Warrants of the Company set forth on the signature page hereto (collectively, the “Existing Warrants”) currently held by you (the “Holder”). The Existing Warrants and the shares underlying the Existing Warrants (“Existing Warrant Shares”) have been registered pursuant to registration statement Form S-1 (File No. 333-233639) (the “Registration Statement”) and were issued pursuant to that certain Underwriting Agreement, dated as of November 22, 2019 (the “Underwriting Agreement”). The Registration Statement is currently effective and, upon exercise of the Existing Warrants pursuant to this letter agreement, will be effective for the issuance or sale, as the case may be, of the Existing Warrant Shares. Capitalized terms not otherwise defined herein shall have the meanings set forth in the Underwriting Agreement.
In consideration for exercising some or all of the Existing Warrants held by you and set forth on the signature page hereto (the “Warrant Exercise”), the Company hereby offers to issue you or your designees a new Series A-2/B-2 Common Stock Purchase Warrant to purchase up to a number of shares of Common Stock equal to 100% of the number of Warrant Shares issued pursuant to each Warrant Exercise, which New Warrant (as defined below) shall be substantially in the form of the Existing Warrants. The new Series A-2 Common Stock Purchase Warrants will be initially exercisable on the date of issuance, have a term of exercise of five (5) year thereafter, and an exercise price equal to $0.6371 (the “New Series A Warrants”). The new Series B-2 Common Stock Warrants will be initially exercisable on the date of issuance, have a term of exercise of 5 years thereafter, and an exercise price equal to $0.6371 (the “New Series B Warrants” and, collectively with the New Series A Warrants, the “New Warrants”). A Warrant Exercise shall be effected through the delivery by the Holder to the Company of a Notice of Exercise of the Existing Warrant.
The original New Warrant certificates will be delivered within two Business Days following each Warrant Exercise pursuant to this letter agreement. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, in the event a Warrant Exercise would otherwise cause the Holder to exceed the beneficial ownership limitations (“Beneficial Ownership Limitation”) set forth in Section 2(e) of the Existing Warrants, the Company shall only issue such number of Existing Warrant Shares to the Holder that would not cause the Holder to exceed the maximum number of Existing Warrant Shares permitted thereunder with the balance to be held in abeyance until notice from the Holder that the balance (or portion thereof) may be issued in compliance with such limitations, which abeyance shall be evidenced through the Existing Warrants which shall be deemed prepaid thereafter, and exercised pursuant to a Notice of Exercise in the Existing Warrant (provided no additional exercise shall be payable). The parties hereby agree that the Beneficial Ownership Limitation for purposes of the Existing Warrant is as set forth on the Holder’s signature page hereto.
Expressly subject to the paragraph immediately following this paragraph below, Holder may accept this offer by signing this letter below and effect each Warrant Exercise by delivering one or more Notice of Exercises from time to time on or before 5:00 p.m. ET on April__, 2020 (the “Termination Date”).
Additionally, the Company agrees to the representations, warranties and covenants set forth on Annex A attached hereto.
From the date hereof until the 30th day following the date hereof, other than in respect of an Exempt Issuance (as defined in the Underwriting Agreement), neither the Company nor any subsidiary of the Company shall issue, enter into any agreement to issue or announce the issuance or proposed issuance of any shares of Common Stock or any securities of the Company or any subsidiaries which would entitle the holder thereof to acquire at any time Common Stock, including, without limitation, any debt, preferred stock, right, option, warrant or other instrument that is at any time convertible into or exercisable or exchangeable for, or otherwise entitles the holder thereof to receive, Common Stock, other than the offer and issuance of New Warrants to Other Holders (defined below).
On or before 9:00 a.m. ET on April ___, 2020, the Company shall issue a press release disclosing all material terms of the transactions contemplated hereunder. From and after the issuance of such press release, the Company represents to you that it shall have publicly disclosed all material, non-public information delivered to you by the Company, or any of their respective officers, directors, employees or agents in connection with the transactions contemplated hereunder. In addition, effective upon the issuance of such press release, the Company acknowledges and agrees that any and all confidentiality or similar obligations under any agreement, whether written or oral, between the Company, any of its Subsidiaries or any of their respective officers, directors, agents, employees or Affiliates on the one hand, and you and your Affiliates on the other hand, shall terminate. The Company represents, warrants and covenants that, upon acceptance of this offer and delivery of a Notice of Exercise, the shares underlying the Existing Warrants shall be issued free of any legends or restrictions on resale by Holder and all of the Warrant Shares shall be delivered electronically through the Depository Trust Company within 1 Business Day of the date the Company receives the applicable Warrants Exercise Price, subject to the Beneficial Ownership Limitation (or “deliver versus payment” if coordinated through Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc.). The terms of the Existing Warrants, including but not limited to the obligations to deliver the Warrant Shares, shall otherwise remain in effect (including but not limited to any liquidated damages and compensation in the event of late delivery of the Warrant Shares).
The Company covenants that it shall hold a special meeting of shareholders (which may also be at the annual meeting of shareholders) at the earliest practical date after the date hereof, and in any event on or before July 22, 2020, with the recommendation of the Company’s Board of Directors that such proposal be approved, and the Company shall solicit proxies from its shareholders in connection therewith in the same manner as all other management proposals in such proxy statement and all management-appointed proxyholders shall vote their proxies in favor of such proposal. If the Company does not obtain Shareholder Approval (as defined in the New Warrants) at the first meeting, the Company shall call a meeting every 90 days thereafter to seek Shareholder Approval until the earlier of the date Shareholder Approval is obtained or the New Warrants are no longer outstanding.
The Company acknowledges and agrees that the obligations of the Holders under this letter agreement are several and not joint with the obligations of any other holder or any other holders of Warrants to Purchase Common Stock of the Company (each, an “Other Holder”) under any other agreement related to the exercise of such warrants (“Other Warrant Exercise Agreement”), and the Holder shall not be responsible in any way for the performance of the obligations of any Other Holder or under any such Other Warrant Exercise Agreement. Nothing contained in this letter agreement, and no action taken by the Holders pursuant hereto, shall be deemed to constitute the Holder and the Other Holders as a partnership, an association, a joint venture or any other kind of entity, or create a presumption that the Holder and the Other Holders are in any way acting in concert or as a group with respect to such obligations or the transactions contemplated by this letter agreement and the Company acknowledges that the Holder and the Other Holders are not acting in concert or as a group with respect to such obligations or the transactions contemplated by this letter agreement or any Other Warrant Exercise Agreement. The Company and the Holder confirm that the Holder has independently participated in the negotiation of the transactions contemplated hereby with the advice of its own counsel and advisors. The Holder shall be entitled to independently protect and enforce its rights, including, without limitation, the rights arising out of this letter agreement, and it shall not be necessary for any Other Holder to be joined as an additional party in any proceeding for such purpose.
The Company hereby represents and warrants as of the date hereof and covenants and agrees from and after the date hereof until the 30th day following the date hereof, that none of the terms offered to any Other Holder with respect to any Other Warrant Exercise Agreement (or any amendment, modification or waiver thereof), is or will be more favorable to such Other Holder than those of the Holder and this letter agreement. If, and whenever on or after the date hereof until the 30th day following the date hereof, the Company enters into an Other Warrant Exercise Agreement, then (i) the Company shall provide notice thereof to the Holder promptly following the occurrence thereof and (ii) the terms and conditions of this letter agreement shall be, without any further action by the Holder or the Company, automatically amended and modified in an economically and legally equivalent manner such that the Holder shall receive the benefit of the more favorable terms and/or conditions (as the case may be) set forth in such Other Warrant Exercise Agreement (including the issuance of additional Warrant Shares), provided that upon written notice to the Company at any time the Holder may elect not to accept the benefit of any such amended or modified term or condition, in which event the term or condition contained in this letter agreement shall apply to the Holder as it was in effect immediately prior to such amendment or modification as if such amendment or modification never occurred with respect to the Holder. The provisions of this paragraph shall apply similarly and equally to each Other Warrant Exercise Agreement.
Within one business day from the Holder’s execution of this letter and delivery of a Notice of Exercise, the Holder shall make available for “Delivery Versus Payment” to the Company immediately available funds equal to the number of Existing Warrants being exercised multiplied by $0.61 and the Company shall deliver the Warrant Shares via “Delivery Versus Payment” to the Holder and shall deliver the New Series A Warrants and/or the New Series B Warrants registered in the name of the Holder.
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VIVEVE MEDICAL, INC.
Name: Scott Durbin
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Accepted and Agreed to:
Name of Holder: ________________________________________________________
Signature of Authorized Signatory of Holder: _________________________________
Name of Authorized Signatory: _______________________________________________
Title of Authorized Signatory: ________________________________________________
Existing Series A Warrant Shares: ______________
Existing Series B Warrant Shares: ______________
Beneficial Ownership Limitation Existing Series A Warrant: [4.99%/9.99%]
Beneficial Ownership Limitation New Series A Warrant: [4.99%/9.99%]
Beneficial Ownership Limitation Existing Series B Warrant: [4.99%/9.99%]
Beneficial Ownership Limitation New Series B Warrant: [4.99%/9.99%]
[NOTE THAT HOLDERS MUST DELIVER A NOTICE OF EXERCISE TO EXERCISE A WARRANT EXERCISE]
Representations, Warranties and Covenants of the Company. The Company hereby makes the following representations and warranties to the undersigned:
(a) Affirmation of Prior Representations, Warranties and Covenants. The Company hereby represents and warrants to the undersigned that the Company’s representations and warranties as set forth in Section 3 of the Underwriting Agreement, dated as of November 22, 2019 (the “Underwriting Agreement”), together with any updates in the Company’s SEC Reports subsequent to the Underwriting Agreement, are true and correct as of the date hereof and have been fully performed as of the date hereof. Capitalized terms not otherwise defined herein shall have the meanings set forth in the Underwriting Agreement.
(b) Authorization; Enforcement. The Company has the requisite corporate power and authority to enter into and to consummate the transactions contemplated by this letter agreement and otherwise to carry out its obligations hereunder and thereunder. The execution and delivery of this letter agreement by the Company and the consummation by the Company of the transactions contemplated hereby have been duly authorized by all necessary action on the part of the Company and no further action is required by the Company, its board of directors or its stockholders in connection therewith. This letter agreement has been duly executed by the Company and, when delivered in accordance with the terms hereof, will constitute the valid and binding obligation of the Company enforceable against the Company in accordance with its terms, except (i) as limited by general equitable principles and applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium and other laws of general application affecting enforcement of creditors’ rights generally, (ii) as limited by laws relating to the availability of specific performance, injunctive relief or other equitable remedies, and (iii) insofar as indemnification and contribution provisions may be limited by applicable law.
(c) No Conflicts. The execution, delivery and performance of this letter agreement by the Company and the consummation by the Company of the transactions contemplated hereby do not and will not: (i) conflict with or violate any provision of the Company’s certificate or articles of incorporation, bylaws or other organizational or charter documents; or (ii) conflict with, or constitute a default (or an event that with notice or lapse of time or both would become a default) under, result in the creation of any Lien upon any of the properties or assets of the Company in connection with, or give to others any rights of termination, amendment, acceleration or cancellation (with or without notice, lapse of time or both) of, any material agreement, credit facility, debt or other material instrument (evidencing Company debt or otherwise) or other material understanding to which such Company is a party or by which any property or asset of the Company is bound or affected; or (iii) subject to any required approvals, conflict with or result in a violation of any law, rule, regulation, order, judgment, injunction, decree or other restriction of any court or governmental authority to which the Company is subject (including federal and state securities laws and regulations), or by which any property or asset of the Company is bound or affected, except, in the case of each of clauses (ii) and (iii), such as could not have or reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect (as defined in the Underwriting Agreement).
(d) Issuance of the New Warrant. The issuance of the New Warrant is duly authorized and, upon the execution of this letter agreement by the undersigned, will be duly and validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable, free and clear of all liens imposed by the Company. The shares issuable upon exercise of the New Warrant (the “New Warrant Shares”), when issued in accordance with the terms of the New Warrant, will be validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable, free and clear of all Liens imposed by the Company. The Company has reserved from its duly authorized capital stock a number of shares of Common Stock for issuance of the New Warrant Shares in full.
(e) Equal Consideration. Except as set forth in this letter agreement, no consideration has been offered or paid to any person to amend or consent to a waiver, modification, forbearance or otherwise of any provision of any of the Underwriting Agreement or the Existing Warrants.
(f) Legends and Transfer Restrictions.
(i) The New Warrant and New Warrant Shares may only be disposed of in compliance with state and federal securities laws. In connection with any transfer of New Warrant or New Warrant Shares other than pursuant to an effective registration statement or Rule 144, to the Company or to an Affiliate of a undersigned or in connection with a pledge as contemplated in Section 4.1(b), the Company may require the transferor thereof to provide to the Company an opinion of counsel selected by the transferor and reasonably acceptable to the Company, the form and substance of which opinion shall be reasonably satisfactory to the Company, to the effect that such transfer does not require registration of such transferred New Warrant and New Warrant Shares under the Securities Act. As a condition of transfer, any such transferee shall agree in writing to be bound by the terms of this letter agreement.
(ii) The undersigned agrees to the imprinting, so long as is required by this Section (i), of a legend on any of the New Warrant and New Warrant Shares in the following form:
NEITHER THIS SECURITY NOR THE SECURITIES FOR WHICH THIS SECURITY IS EXERCISABLE HAVE BEEN REGISTERED WITH THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION OR THE SECURITIES COMMISSION OF ANY STATE IN RELIANCE UPON AN EXEMPTION FROM REGISTRATION UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED (THE “SECURITIES ACT”), AND, ACCORDINGLY, MAY NOT BE OFFERED OR SOLD EXCEPT PURSUANT TO AN EFFECTIVE REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OR PURSUANT TO AN AVAILABLE EXEMPTION FROM, OR IN A TRANSACTION NOT SUBJECT TO, THE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS OF THE SECURITIES ACT AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPLICABLE STATE SECURITIES LAWS. THIS SECURITY AND THE SECURITIES ISSUABLE UPON EXERCISE OF THIS SECURITY MAY BE PLEDGED IN CONNECTION WITH A BONA FIDE MARGIN ACCOUNT OR OTHER LOAN SECURED BY SUCH SECURITIES.
The Company acknowledges and agrees that a undersigned may from time to time pledge pursuant to a bona fide margin agreement with a registered broker-dealer or grant a security interest in some or all of the New Warrant to a financial institution that is an “accredited investor” as defined in Rule 501(a) under the Securities Act and who agrees to be bound by the provisions of this letter agreement and, if required under the terms of such arrangement, the undersigned may transfer pledged or secured New Warrant to the pledgees or secured parties. Such a pledge or transfer would not be subject to approval of the Company and no legal opinion of legal counsel of the pledgee, secured party or pledgor shall be required in connection therewith. Further, no notice shall be required of such pledge. At the appropriate undersigned’s expense, the Company will execute and deliver such reasonable documentation as a pledgee or secured party of New Warrant may reasonably request in connection with a pledge or transfer of the New Warrant or New Warrant Shares.
(iii) Certificates evidencing the New Warrant Shares shall not contain any legend (including the legend set forth in Section (f)(ii) hereof), (i) while a registration statement covering the resale of such security is effective under the Securities Act, (ii) following any sale of such New Warrant Shares pursuant to Rule 144, (iii) if such New Warrant Shares are eligible for sale under Rule 144, or (iv) if such legend is not required under applicable requirements of the Securities Act (including judicial interpretations and pronouncements issued by the staff of the Commission). The Company shall cause its counsel to issue a legal opinion to its transfer agent if required by the transfer agent to effect the removal of the legend hereunder. If all or any portion of a New Warrant is exercised at a time when there is an effective registration statement to cover the resale of the New Warrant Shares, or if such New Warrant Shares may be sold under Rule 144 and the Company is then in compliance with the current public information required under Rule 144, or if the New Warrant Shares may be sold under Rule 144 without the requirement for the Company to be in compliance with the current public information required under Rule 144 as to such New Warrant Shares or if such legend is not otherwise required under applicable requirements of the Securities Act (including judicial interpretations and pronouncements issued by the staff of the Commission) then such New Warrant Shares shall be issued free of all legends. The Company agrees that following such time as such legend is no longer required under this Section (f), it will, no later than three Trading Days following the delivery by a undersigned to the Company (or its transfer agent) of a certificate representing New Warrant Shares, as the case may be, issued with a restrictive legend (such third Trading Day, the “Legend Removal Date”), deliver or cause to be delivered to the undersigned a certificate representing such shares that is free from all restrictive and other legends. The Company may not make any notation on its records or give instructions to the transfer agent that enlarge the restrictions on transfer set forth in this Section (f). Certificates for New Warrant Shares subject to legend removal hereunder shall be transmitted by the Transfer Agent to the undersigned by crediting the account of the undersigned’s prime broker with the Depository Trust Company System as directed by the undersigned.
(iv) In addition to such undersigned’s other available remedies, the Company shall pay to an undersigned, in cash, (i) as partial liquidated damages and not as a penalty, for each $1,000 of New Warrant Shares (based on the VWAP of the Common Stock on the date such Securities are submitted to the Transfer Agent) delivered for removal of the restrictive legend and subject to Section 4.1(c), $10 per Trading Day (increasing to $20 per Trading Day five (5) Trading Days after such damages have begun to accrue) for each Trading Day after the Legend Removal Date until such certificate is delivered without a legend and (ii) if the Company fails to (a) issue and deliver (or cause to be delivered) to a undersigned by the Legend Removal Date a certificate representing the Securities so delivered to the Company by such undersigned that is free from all restrictive and other legends and (b) if after the Legend Removal Date such undersigned purchases (in an open market transaction or otherwise) shares of Common Stock to deliver in satisfaction of a sale by such undersigned of all or any portion of the number of shares of Common Stock, or a sale of a number of shares of Common Stock equal to all or any portion of the number of shares of Common Stock that such undersigned anticipated receiving from the Company without any restrictive legend, then, an amount equal to the excess of such undersigned’s total purchase price (including brokerage commissions and other out-of-pocket expenses, if any) for the shares of Common Stock so purchased (including brokerage commissions and other out-of-pocket expenses, if any) (the “Buy-In Price”) over the product of (A) such number of New Warrant Shares that the Company was required to deliver to such undersigned by the Legend Removal Date multiplied by (B) the lowest closing sale price of the Common Stock on any Trading Day during the period commencing on the date of the delivery by such undersigned to the Company of the applicable New Warrant Shares (as the case may be) and ending on the date of such delivery and payment under this clause (ii).
(g) Public Information Failure. At any time during the period commencing from the six (6) month anniversary of the date hereof and ending at such time that all of the New Warrant Shares may be sold without the requirement for the Company to be in compliance with Rule 144(c)(1) and otherwise without restriction or limitation pursuant to Rule 144, if the Company (i) shall fail for any reason to satisfy the current public information requirement under Rule 144(c) or (ii) has ever been an issuer described in Rule 144(i)(1)(i) or becomes an issuer in the future, and the Company shall fail to satisfy any condition set forth in Rule 144(i)(2) (a “Public Information Failure”) then, in addition to the undersigned’s other available remedies, the Company shall pay to the undersigned, in cash, as partial liquidated damages and not as a penalty, by reason of any such delay in or reduction of its ability to sell the New Warrant Shares, an amount in cash equal to two percent (2.0%) of the aggregate Exercise Price of the New Warrant of the undersigned’s Securities on the day of a Public Information Failure and on every thirtieth (30th) day (pro-rated for periods totaling less than thirty days) thereafter until the earlier of (a) the date such Public Information Failure is cured and (b) such time that such public information is no longer required for the undersigned to transfer the New Warrant Shares pursuant to Rule 144. The payments to which the undersigned shall be entitled pursuant to this Section (g) are referred to herein as “Public Information Failure Payments.” Public Information Failure Payments shall be paid on the earlier of (i) the last day of the calendar month during which such Public Information Failure Payments are incurred and (ii) the third (3rd) Business Day after the event or failure giving rise to the Public Information Failure Payments is cured. In the event the Company fails to make Public Information Failure Payments in a timely manner, such Public Information Failure Payments shall bear interest at the rate of 1.5% per month (prorated for partial months) until paid in full. Nothing herein shall limit the undersigned’s right to pursue actual damages for the Public Information Failure, and the undersigned shall have the right to pursue all remedies available to it at law or in equity including, without limitation, a decree of specific performance and/or injunctive relief.
(h) Listing of Common Stock. The Company shall apply to list or quote all of the New Warrant Shares on the Trading Market and promptly secure the listing of all of the New Warrant Shares on such Trading Market.
(i) Registration Statement. As soon as practicable (and in any event within 30 calendar days of the date of this Agreement), the Company shall file a registration statement on Form S-3 (or other appropriate form if the Company is not then S-3 eligible) providing for the resale by the Holders of the New Warrant Shares issued and issuable upon exercise of the New Warrants. The Company shall use commercially reasonable efforts to cause such registration to become effective within 45 days following the date hereof and to keep such registration statement effective at all times until no Holder owns any New Warrants or New Warrant Shares issuable upon exercise thereof.