SECURITIES PURCHASE AGREEMENT
This Securities Purchase Agreement (this Agreement) is dated as of September , 2017, between CytoDyn Inc., a Delaware corporation (the Company), and (Purchaser).
WHEREAS, subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement and pursuant to an effective registration statement under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the Securities Act), the Company desires to issue and sell to Purchaser, and Purchaser desires to purchase from the Company, securities of the Company as more fully described in this Agreement.
NOW, THEREFORE, IN CONSIDERATION of the mutual covenants contained in this Agreement, and for other good and valuable consideration the receipt and adequacy of which are hereby acknowledged, the Company and Purchaser agree as follows:
1.1 Definitions. In addition to the terms defined elsewhere in this Agreement, for all purposes of this Agreement, the following terms have the meanings set forth in this Section 1.1:
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 which is a federal legal holiday in the United States 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.
Closing means the closing of the purchase and sale of the Securities pursuant to Section 2.1.
Closing Date means the Trading Day on which all of the Transaction Documents have been executed and delivered by the applicable parties thereto, and all conditions precedent to (i) Purchasers obligations to pay the Subscription Amount and (ii) the Companys obligations to deliver the Securities, in each case, have been satisfied or waived, but in no event later than the third Trading Day following the date hereof.
Commission means the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.
Common Stock means the common stock of the Company, par value $0.001 per share, and any other class of securities into which such securities may hereafter be reclassified or changed.
Exchange Act means the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder.
Per Share Purchase Price equals $0.75, subject to adjustment for reverse and forward stock splits, stock dividends, stock combinations and other similar transactions of the Common Stock that occur after the date of this Agreement.
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.
Proceeding means an action, claim, suit, investigation or proceeding (including, without limitation, an informal investigation or partial proceeding, such as a deposition), whether commenced or threatened.
Prospectus means the final prospectus filed for the Registration Statement.
Prospectus Supplement means the supplement to the Prospectus complying with Rule 424(b) of the Securities Act that is filed with the Commission and delivered by the Company to Purchaser at the Closing.
Registration Statement means the effective registration statement with Commission file No. 333-213349 which registers the sale of the Shares, the Warrant and the Warrant Shares to Purchaser.
SEC Reports shall have the meaning ascribed to such term in Section 3.1.
Securities means the Shares, the Warrant and the Warrant Shares.
Securities Act means the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder.
Shares means the shares of Common Stock issued or issuable to Purchaser pursuant to this Agreement as specified below Purchasers name on the signature page of this Agreement and next to the heading Shares.
Short Sales means all short sales as defined in Rule 200 of Regulation SHO under the Exchange Act (but shall not be deemed to include the location and/or reservation of borrowable shares of Common Stock).
Subscription Amount means the aggregate amount to be paid for the Shares and the Warrant purchased hereunder as specified below Purchasers name on the signature page of this Agreement and next to the heading Subscription Amount, in United States dollars and in immediately available funds.
Trading Day means a day on which the principal Trading Market is open for trading.
Trading Market means any of the following markets or exchanges on which the Common Stock is listed or quoted for trading on the date in question: the NYSE MKT, the Nasdaq Capital Market, the Nasdaq Global Market, the Nasdaq Global Select Market, the New York Stock Exchange, the OTCQB or OTCQX (or any successors to any of the foregoing).
Transaction Documents means this Agreement, the Warrant and any other documents or agreements executed in connection with the transactions contemplated hereunder.
Transfer Agent means Computershare, the current transfer agent of the Company, with a mailing address of 8742 Lucent Boulevard, Suite 225, Highlands Ranch, CO, 80129 and a facsimile number of (303)-262-0675, and any successor transfer agent of the Company.
Warrant means the Common Stock purchase warrant delivered to Purchaser at the Closing in accordance with Section 2.2(a) hereof, which Warrant shall be exercisable immediately and have a term of exercise equal to five (5) years, in the form of Exhibit A attached hereto.
Warrant Shares means the shares of Common Stock issuable upon exercise of the Warrant as specified below Purchasers name on the signature page of this Agreement and next to the heading Warrant Shares.
PURCHASE AND SALE
2.1 Closing. On the Closing Date, upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth herein, substantially concurrent with the execution and delivery of this Agreement by the parties hereto, the Company agrees to sell, and Purchaser agrees to purchase the Shares and the Warrant. Purchasers Subscription Amount as set forth on the signature page hereto executed by Purchaser shall be made available for Delivery Versus Payment settlement with the Company. The Company shall deliver to Purchaser the Shares and the Warrant as determined pursuant to Section 2.2(a), and the Company and Purchaser shall deliver the other items set forth in Section 2.2 deliverable at the Closing. Upon satisfaction of the covenants and conditions set forth in Sections 2.2 and 2.3, the Closing shall occur. Settlement of the Shares shall occur via Delivery Versus Payment (i.e., on the Closing Date, the Company shall issue the Shares registered in Purchasers name and address and released by the Transfer Agent directly to the account(s) identified by Purchaser, and payment therefor shall be made by wire transfer to the Company).
(a) On or prior to the Closing Date, the Company shall deliver or cause to be delivered to Purchaser the following:
(i) this Agreement duly executed by the Company;
(ii) subject to the last sentence of Section 2.1, a copy of the irrevocable instructions to the Transfer Agent instructing the Transfer Agent to deliver via The Depository Trust Company Deposit or Withdrawal at Custodian system (DWAC) Shares equal to Purchasers Subscription Amount divided by the Per Share Purchase Price, registered in the name of Purchaser;
(iii) the Warrant registered in the name of Purchaser to purchase up to a number of shares of Common Stock equal to 50% of Purchasers Shares, with an exercise price equal to $1.00, subject to adjustment therein (such Warrant certificate may be delivered within three Trading Days following the Closing Date); and
(iv) the Prospectus and Prospectus Supplement (which may be delivered in accordance with Rule 172 under the Securities Act).
(b) On or prior to the Closing Date, Purchaser shall deliver or cause to be delivered to the Company, as applicable, the following:
(i) this Agreement duly executed by Purchaser, including the initialed Accredited Investor Certification; and
(ii) Purchasers Subscription Amount, which shall be made available for Delivery Versus Payment settlement with the Company.
2.3 Closing Conditions.
(a) The obligations of the Company hereunder in connection with the Closing are subject to the following conditions being met:
(i) the accuracy in all material respects (or, to the extent representations or warranties are qualified by materiality, in all respects) on the Closing Date of the representations and warranties of Purchaser contained herein (unless as of a specific date therein in which case they shall be accurate as of such date);
(ii) all obligations, covenants and agreements of Purchaser required to be performed at or prior to the Closing Date shall have been performed; and
(iii) the delivery by Purchaser of the items set forth in Section 2.2(b) of this Agreement.
(b) The obligations of Purchaser hereunder in connection with the Closing are subject to the following conditions being met:
(i) the accuracy in all material respects (or, to the extent representations or warranties are qualified by materiality, in all respects) when made and on the Closing Date of the representations and warranties of the Company contained herein (unless as of a specific date therein in which case they shall be accurate as of such date);
(ii) all obligations, covenants and agreements of the Company required to be performed at or prior to the Closing Date shall have been performed; and
(iii) the delivery by the Company of the items set forth in Section 2.2(a) of this Agreement.
REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
3.1 Representations and Warranties of the Company. Except as set forth in the Companys filings with the Commission (the SEC Reports), the Company hereby makes the following representations and warranties to Purchaser:
(a) On the date of the Registration Statement and at the Closing Date, the Registration Statement will comply in all material respects with the disclosure requirements of Securities Act and will neither contain any untrue statements of a material fact or omit to state a material fact required to be stated therein in light of the circumstances under which they are made, or necessary to make the statements therein not misleading.
(b) The financial statements included in the Registration Statement present fairly in all material respects the financial position of the Company as of the dates indicated and the results of its operations for the periods specified.
(c) The Company has been duly formed and is validly existing as a corporation in good standing under the laws of the State of Delaware, with the power and authority to own, lease and operate its properties and conduct its business in all material respects as described in the Registration Statement; and the Company is duly qualified as a foreign entity to transact business and is in good standing in each jurisdiction in which the conduct of its business and/or its ownership of property requires such qualification except for such jurisdictions in which the failure to qualify in the aggregate would not have a material and adverse effect on the results of operations or financial conditions of the Company.
(d) Except as disclosed in the Registration Statement or the SEC Reports, the Company does not have any subsidiaries and does not own any interest in any other corporation, partnership, joint venture or other entity.
(e) This Agreement has been duly authorized, executed and delivered by the Company and constitutes a valid and binding agreement, enforceable in accordance with its terms, except as enforceability of any indemnification provision may be limited under federal securities laws and except as enforceability of such agreements may be limited by applicable bankruptcy, reorganization, insolvency, moratorium or other laws relating to or affecting generally the enforcement of creditors rights.
(f) On the date of the Registration Statement and at the Closing Date, the Company owns good and marketable title to all properties and assets described in the Registration Statement as owned by it, free and clear of all liens, charges, encumbrances or restrictions, except such as are described or referred to in the Registration Statement or are not materially significant or important in relation to the business of the Company.
(g) Except as disclosed in or contemplated by the Registration Statement or the SEC Reports, the Company is not in violation of its certificate of incorporation or bylaws (or similar charter or organizational documents), or in default in the performance or observance of any material obligation, agreement, covenant or condition contained in any material bond, debenture, note or other evidence of indebtedness or in any material contract, indenture, mortgage, loan agreement, lease, joint venture or other agreement or instrument to which the Company is a party or by which it or any of its properties are bound; and the execution and delivery of this Agreement, the incurrence of the obligations herein set forth and the consummation of the transactions herein contemplated will not conflict in any material respect with, or result in a breach of any of the material terms, conditions or provisions of, or constitute a material default under, the certificate of incorporation or bylaws (or similar charter or organizational documents) of the Company, or any material bond, debenture, note or other evidence of indebtedness or any material contract, indenture, mortgage, loan agreement, lease, joint venture or other agreement or instrument to which the Company is a party or by which it or any of its properties are bound.
(h) Except as disclosed in or contemplated by the Registration Statement or the SEC Reports, there is no material action, suit or proceeding before or by any court or governmental agency or body, domestic or foreign, now pending, or, to the knowledge of the Company, threatened against or affecting the Company, which might result in any material and adverse change in the condition (financial or otherwise), business or prospects of the Company.
(i) Except as disclosed in or contemplated by the Registration Statement, each material contract to which the Company is a party is in full force and effect or has terminated in accordance with its terms or as set forth in the Registration Statement; and no party to any such contract has given notice of the cancellation of, or to the knowledge of the Company has the intention to, cancel any such material contract.
3.2 Representations and Warranties of Purchaser. Purchaser hereby represents and warrants as of the date hereof and as of the Closing Date to the Company as follows (unless as of a specific date therein, in which case they shall be accurate as of such date):
(a) Organization; Authority. Purchaser is either an individual or an entity duly incorporated or formed, validly existing and in good standing under the laws of the jurisdiction of its incorporation or formation with full right, corporate, partnership, limited liability company or similar power and authority to enter into and to consummate the transactions contemplated by the Transaction Documents and otherwise to carry out its obligations hereunder and thereunder. The execution and delivery of the Transaction Documents and performance by Purchaser of the transactions contemplated by the Transaction Documents have been duly authorized by all necessary corporate, partnership, limited liability company or similar action, as applicable, on the part of Purchaser. Each Transaction Document to which it is a party has been duly executed by
Purchaser, and when delivered by Purchaser in accordance with the terms hereof, will constitute the valid and legally binding obligation of Purchaser, enforceable against it 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.
(b) Understandings or Arrangements. Purchaser is acquiring the Securities as principal for its own account for investment purposes only and has no direct or indirect arrangement or understandings with any other persons to distribute or regarding the distribution of such Securities (this representation and warranty not limiting Purchasers right to sell the Securities pursuant to the Registration Statement or otherwise in compliance with applicable federal and state securities laws). Purchaser is acquiring the Securities hereunder in the ordinary course of its business.
(c) Purchaser Status. At the time Purchaser was offered the Securities, it was, and as of the date hereof it is, and on each date on which it exercises all or any portion of the Warrant, it will be an accredited investor as specified in the Accredited Investor Certification appended to its signature page hereto.
(d) Experience of Purchaser. Purchaser, either alone or together with its representatives, has such knowledge, sophistication and experience in business and financial matters so as to be capable of evaluating the merits and risks of the prospective investment in the Securities, and has so evaluated the merits and risks of such investment. Purchaser is able to bear the economic risk of an investment in the Securities and, at the present time, is able to afford a complete loss of such investment.
(e) No General Solicitation. Purchaser is unaware of, is in no way relying on, and did not become aware of the offering of the Securities through or as a result of, any form of general solicitation or general advertising including, without limitation, any article, notice, advertisement or other communication published in any newspaper, magazine or similar media or broadcast over television, radio or the Internet (including, without limitation, internet blogs, bulletin boards, discussion groups and social networking sites) in connection with the offering of the Securities. Purchaser is not subscribing for the Securities and did not become aware of the offering through or as a result of any seminar or meeting to which Purchaser was invited by, or any solicitation of a subscription by, a person not previously known to Purchaser in connection with investments in securities generally.
(f) Access to Information. Purchaser acknowledges that it has had the opportunity to review the Transaction Documents (including all exhibits and schedules thereto) and the SEC Reports and has been afforded, (i) the opportunity to ask such questions as it has deemed necessary of, and to receive answers from, representatives of the Company concerning the terms and conditions of the offering of the Securities and the merits and risks of investing in the Securities; (ii) access to information about the
Company and its financial condition, results of operations, business, properties, management and prospects sufficient to enable it to evaluate its investment; and (iii) the opportunity to obtain such additional information that the Company possesses or can acquire without unreasonable effort or expense that is necessary to make an informed investment decision with respect to the investment.
(g) No Legal, Tax or Investment Advice. Purchaser understands that nothing in this Agreement, the Prospectus and Prospectus Supplement or any other materials presented to Purchaser in connection with the purchase and sale of the Securities constitutes legal, tax or investment advice. Purchaser has consulted such legal, tax and investment advisors and made such investigation as it, in its sole discretion, has deemed necessary or appropriate in connection with its purchase of the Securities.
(h) No Public Market for the Warrants. Purchaser understands that there is no established public trading market for the Warrants being offered, and that the Company does not expect such a market to develop. In addition, the Company does not intend to apply for listing of the Warrants on any securities exchange. Purchaser understands that without an active market, the liquidity of the Warrants will be limited.
(i) Certain Transactions and Confidentiality. Other than consummating the transactions contemplated hereunder, Purchaser has not, nor has any Person acting on behalf of or pursuant to any understanding with Purchaser, directly or indirectly executed any purchases or sales, including Short Sales, of the securities of the Company during the period commencing as of the time that Purchaser first received a term sheet (written or oral) from the Company or any other Person representing the Company setting forth the material terms of the transactions contemplated hereunder and ending immediately prior to the execution hereof. Other than to other Persons party to this Agreement or to Purchasers representatives, including, without limitation, its officers, directors, partners, legal and other advisors, employees, agents and Affiliates, Purchaser has maintained the confidentiality of all disclosures made to it in connection with this transaction (including the existence and terms of this transaction).
(j) Non-U.S. Jurisdictions. Purchaser understands that no action has been or will be taken in any jurisdiction outside the United States by the Company that would permit an offering of the Securities, or that would permit possession or distribution of offering materials in connection with the issue of the Securities, in any jurisdiction outside the United States where action for that purpose is required. If Purchaser is outside the United States, it will comply with all applicable laws and regulations in each foreign jurisdiction in which it purchases, offers, sells or delivers Securities or has in its possession or distributes any offering material, in all cases at its own expense.
The Company acknowledges and agrees that the representations contained in this Section 3.2 shall not modify, amend or affect Purchasers right to rely on the Companys representations and warranties contained in this Agreement or any representations and warranties contained in any other Transaction Document or any other document or instrument executed and/or delivered in connection with this Agreement or the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby.
OTHER AGREEMENTS OF THE PARTIES
4.1 Warrant Shares. If all or any portion of the Warrant is exercised at a time when there is an effective registration statement to cover the issuance or resale of the Warrant Shares or if the Warrant is exercised via cashless exercise, the Warrant Shares issued pursuant to any such exercise shall be issued free of all legends. If at any time following the date hereof the Registration Statement (or any subsequent registration statement registering the sale or resale of the Warrant Shares) is not effective or is not otherwise available for the sale or resale of the Warrant Shares, the Company shall immediately notify the holder of the Warrant in writing that such registration statement is not then effective and thereafter shall promptly notify such holders when the registration statement is effective again and available for the sale or resale of the Warrant Shares (it being understood and agreed that the foregoing shall not limit the ability of the Company to issue, or Purchaser to sell, any of the Warrant Shares in compliance with applicable federal and state securities laws). The Company shall use best efforts to keep a registration statement (including the Registration Statement) registering the issuance or resale of the Warrant Shares effective during the term of the Warrant.
4.2 Furnishing of Information. Until the earliest of the time that (i) Purchaser no longer owns Securities or (ii) the Warrant has expired, the Company covenants to timely file (or obtain extensions in respect thereof and file within the applicable grace period) all reports required to be filed by the Company after the date hereof pursuant to the Exchange Act.
4.3 Integration. The Company shall not sell, offer for sale or solicit offers to buy or otherwise negotiate in respect of any security (as defined in Section 2 of the Securities Act) that would be integrated with the offer or sale of the Securities for purposes of the rules and regulations of any Trading Market such that it would require shareholder approval prior to the closing of such other transaction unless shareholder approval is obtained before the closing of such subsequent transaction.
4.4 Non-Public Information. Except with respect to the material terms and conditions of the transactions contemplated by the Transaction Documents, the Company covenants and agrees that neither it, nor any other Person acting on its behalf will provide Purchaser or its agents or counsel with any information that constitutes, or the Company reasonably believes constitutes, material non-public information, unless prior thereto Purchaser shall have consented to the receipt of such information and agreed with the Company to keep such information confidential. The Company understands and confirms that Purchaser shall be relying on the foregoing covenant in effecting transactions in securities of the Company. To the extent that the Company delivers any material, non-public information to Purchaser without Purchasers consent, the Company hereby covenants and agrees that Purchaser shall not have any duty of confidentiality to the Company, any of its Subsidiaries, or any of their respective officers, directors, agents, employees or Affiliates, or a duty to the Company, any of its Subsidiaries or any of their respective officers, directors, agents, employees or Affiliates not to trade on the basis of, such material, non-public information, provided that Purchaser shall remain subject to applicable law. To the extent that any notice provided pursuant to any Transaction Document constitutes, or contains, material, non-public information regarding the Company or any Subsidiaries, the Company shall simultaneously disclose such information pursuant to a Current Report on Form 8-K. The Company understands and confirms that Purchaser shall be relying on the foregoing covenant in effecting transactions in securities of the Company.
4.5 Use of Proceeds. Except as set forth in the Prospectus Supplement, the Company shall use the net proceeds from the sale of the Securities hereunder for working capital purposes.
4.6 Reservation of Common Stock. As of the date hereof, the Company has reserved and the Company shall continue to reserve and keep available at all times, free of preemptive rights, a sufficient number of shares of Common Stock for the purpose of enabling the Company to issue Shares pursuant to this Agreement and Warrant Shares pursuant to any exercise of the Warrant.
4.7 Certain Transactions and Confidentiality. Purchaser covenants that neither it nor any Affiliate acting on its behalf or pursuant to any understanding with it will execute any purchases or sales, including Short Sales of any of the Companys securities during the period commencing with the execution of this Agreement and ending at such time that the transactions contemplated by this Agreement are first publicly announced. Purchaser covenants that until such time as the transactions contemplated by this Agreement are publicly disclosed by the Company, Purchaser will maintain the confidentiality of the existence and terms of this transaction.
5.1 Acceptance of Subscription. Purchaser understands and agrees that the Company, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to accept or reject this or any other subscription for Securities, in whole or in part, notwithstanding prior receipt by Purchaser of notice of acceptance of its subscription. The Company shall have no obligation hereunder, including the issuance of the Securities, until the Company shall execute and deliver to Purchaser an executed copy of this Agreement. If the subscription of Purchaser is rejected in whole or the offering of Securities is terminated, all funds received from Purchaser will be returned without interest or offset, and this Agreement shall thereafter be of no further force or effect. If the subscription of Purchaser is rejected in part, the funds for the rejected portion of the subscription will be returned without interest or offset, and this Agreement will continue in full force and effect to the extent the subscription was accepted.
5.2 Fees and Expenses. Except as expressly set forth in the Transaction Documents to the contrary, each party shall pay the fees and expenses of its advisers, counsel, accountants and other experts, if any, and all other expenses incurred by such party incident to the negotiation, preparation, execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement. The Company shall pay all Transfer Agent fees (including, without limitation, any fees required for same-day processing of any instruction letter delivered by the Company and any exercise notice delivered by Purchaser), stamp taxes and other taxes and duties levied in connection with the delivery of any Securities to Purchaser.
5.3 Entire Agreement. The Transaction Documents, together with the exhibits and schedules thereto, the Prospectus and the Prospectus Supplement, contain the entire understanding of the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and thereof and supersede all prior agreements and understandings, oral or written, with respect to such matters, which the parties acknowledge have been merged into such documents, exhibits and schedules.
5.4 Notices. Any and all notices or other communications or deliveries required or permitted to be provided hereunder shall be in writing and shall be deemed given and effective on the earliest of: (a) the date of transmission, if such notice or communication is delivered via facsimile or email attachment at the facsimile number or email address as set forth on the signature pages attached hereto at or prior to 5:30 p.m. (New York City time) on a Trading Day, (b) the next Trading Day after the date of transmission, if such notice or communication is delivered via facsimile or email attachment at the facsimile number or email address as set forth on the signature pages attached hereto on a day that is not a Trading Day or later than 5:30 p.m. (New York City time) on any Trading Day, (c) the next Trading Day after the date of mailing, if sent by U.S. nationally recognized overnight courier service or (d) upon actual receipt by the party to whom such notice is required to be given. The address for such notices and communications shall be as set forth on the signature pages attached hereto.
5.5 Amendments; Waivers. No provision of this Agreement may be waived, modified, supplemented or amended except in a written instrument signed, in the case of an amendment, by the Company and Purchaser or, in the case of a waiver, by the party against whom enforcement of any such waived provision is sought. No waiver of any default with respect to any provision, condition or requirement of this Agreement shall be deemed to be a continuing waiver in the future or a waiver of any subsequent default or a waiver of any other provision, condition or requirement hereof, nor shall any delay or omission of any party to exercise any right hereunder in any manner impair the exercise of any such right. Any amendment effected in accordance with accordance with this Section 5.5 shall be binding upon Purchaser and holder of Securities and the Company.
5.6 Headings. The headings herein are for convenience only, do not constitute a part of this Agreement and shall not be deemed to limit or affect any of the provisions hereof.
5.7 Successors and Assigns. This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties and their successors and permitted assigns. The Company may not assign this Agreement or any rights or obligations hereunder without the prior written consent of Purchaser (other than by merger). Purchaser may assign any or all of its rights under this Agreement to any Person to whom Purchaser assigns or transfers any Securities, provided that such transferee agrees in writing to be bound, with respect to the transferred Securities, by the provisions of the Transaction Documents that apply to Purchaser.
5.8 No Third-Party Beneficiaries. This Agreement is intended for the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective successors and permitted assigns and is not for the benefit of, nor may any provision hereof be enforced by, any other Person.
5.9 Governing Law. All questions concerning the construction, validity, enforcement and interpretation of the Transaction Documents 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 Agreement and any other Transaction Documents (whether brought against a party hereto or its respective affiliates, directors, officers, shareholders, 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 (including with respect to the enforcement of any of the Transaction Documents), and hereby irrevocably waives, and agrees not to assert in any Proceeding, any claim that it is not personally subject to the jurisdiction of any such court, that such 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 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 any party shall commence an Proceeding to enforce any provisions of the Transaction Documents, then the prevailing party in such Proceeding shall be reimbursed by the non-prevailing party for its reasonable attorneys fees and other costs and expenses incurred with the investigation, preparation and prosecution of such Proceeding.
5.10 Survival. The representations and warranties contained herein shall survive the Closing and the delivery of the Securities.
5.11 Execution. This Agreement may be executed in two or more counterparts, all of which when taken together shall be considered one and the same agreement and shall become effective when counterparts have been signed by each party and delivered to each other party, it being understood that the parties need not sign the same counterpart. In the event that any signature is delivered by facsimile transmission or by e-mail delivery of a .pdf format data file, such signature shall create a valid and binding obligation of the party executing (or on whose behalf such signature is executed) with the same force and effect as if such facsimile or .pdf signature page were an original thereof.
5.12 Severability. If any term, provision, covenant or restriction of this Agreement is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal, void or unenforceable, the remainder of the terms, provisions, covenants and restrictions set forth herein shall remain in full force and effect and shall in no way be affected, impaired or invalidated, and the parties hereto shall use their commercially reasonable efforts to find and employ an alternative means to achieve the same or substantially the same result as that contemplated by such term, provision, covenant or restriction. It is hereby stipulated and declared to be the intention of the parties that they would have executed the remaining terms, provisions, covenants and restrictions without including any of such that may be hereafter declared invalid, illegal, void or unenforceable.
5.13 Rescission and Withdrawal Right. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in (and without limiting any similar provisions of) any of the other Transaction Documents, whenever Purchaser exercises a right, election, demand or option under a Transaction Document and the Company does not timely perform its related obligations within
the periods therein provided, then Purchaser may rescind or withdraw, in its sole discretion from time to time upon written notice to the Company, any relevant notice, demand or election in whole or in part without prejudice to its future actions and rights; provided, however, that in the case of a rescission of an exercise of the Warrant, Purchaser shall be required to return any shares of Common Stock subject to any such rescinded exercise notice concurrently with the return to Purchaser of the aggregate exercise price paid to the Company for such shares and the restoration of Purchasers right to acquire such shares pursuant to Purchasers Warrant (including, issuance of a replacement warrant certificate evidencing such restored right).
5.14 Replacement of Securities. If any certificate or instrument evidencing any Securities is mutilated, lost, stolen or destroyed, the Company shall issue or cause to be issued in exchange and substitution for and upon cancellation thereof (in the case of mutilation), or in lieu of and substitution therefor, a new certificate or instrument, but only upon receipt of evidence reasonably satisfactory to the Company of such loss, theft or destruction. The applicant for a new certificate or instrument under such circumstances shall also pay any reasonable third-party costs (including customary indemnity) associated with the issuance of such replacement Securities.
5.15 Remedies. In addition to being entitled to exercise all rights provided herein or granted by law, including recovery of damages, the Company will be entitled to specific performance under the Transaction Documents. Purchaser agrees that monetary damages may not be adequate compensation for any loss incurred by reason of any breach of obligations contained in the Transaction Documents and hereby agree to waive and not to assert in any action for specific performance of any such obligation the defense that a remedy at law would be adequate.
5.16 Payment Set Aside. To the extent that the Company or Purchaser makes a payment or payments to the other party pursuant to any Transaction Document or enforces or exercises its rights thereunder, and such payment or payments or the proceeds of such enforcement or exercise or any part thereof are subsequently invalidated, declared to be fraudulent or preferential, set aside, recovered from, disgorged by or are required to be refunded, repaid or otherwise restored (including to a trustee, receiver or any other Person under any law, including, without limitation, any bankruptcy law, state or federal law, common law or equitable cause of action), then to the extent of any such restoration the obligation or part thereof originally intended to be satisfied shall be revived and continued in full force and effect as if such payment had not been made or such enforcement or setoff had not occurred.
5.17 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.
5.18 Construction. The parties agree that each of them and/or their respective counsel have reviewed and had an opportunity to revise the Transaction Documents and, therefore, the normal rule of construction to the effect that any ambiguities are to be resolved against the drafting party shall not be employed in the interpretation of the Transaction Documents or any amendments thereto.
5.19 WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL. IN ANY ACTION, SUIT, OR PROCEEDING IN ANY JURISDICTION BROUGHT BY ANY PARTY AGAINST ANY OTHER PARTY, THE PARTIES EACH KNOWINGLY AND INTENTIONALLY, TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, HEREBY ABSOLUTELY, UNCONDITIONALLY, IRREVOCABLY AND EXPRESSLY WAIVES FOREVER TRIAL BY JURY.
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Securities Purchase Agreement to be duly executed by their respective authorized signatories as of the date first indicated above.
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Address for Notice:
1111 Main Street, Suite 660
Vancouver, Washington 98660
Attn: Chief Financial Officer
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned have caused this Securities Purchase Agreement to be duly executed by their respective authorized signatories as of the date first indicated above.
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