UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 8-K

 

Current Report

 

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of

the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 22, 2019

 

RESPIRERX PHARMACEUTICALS INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware   1-16467   33-0303583

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(I.R.S Employer

Identification No.)

 

126 Valley Road, Suite C

Glen Rock, New Jersey

  07452
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (201) 444-4947

 

 

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

 

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class   Trading Symbol(s)   Name of each exchange on which registered
N/A   N/A   N/A

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

 

Emerging growth company [  ]

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. [  ]

 

 

 

   
 

 

Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

 

On October 22, 2019 (the “Effective Date”), RespireRx Pharmaceuticals Inc. (the “Company”) and EMA Financial, LLC (the “Lender”) entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement (the “SPA”) by which the Lender provided a sum of $58,250 (the “Consideration”) to the Company, in return for a convertible note (the “Note”) with a face amount of $60,000, a common stock purchase warrant (the “Warrant”) for 175,000 shares of the Company’s common stock (“Common Stock”), 10,000 shares (the “Commitment Shares”) of Common Stock as a commitment fee, and the Confession of Judgment (as defined below), among other agreements and obligations. The net proceeds of the Consideration, which were received by the Company on October 28, 2019 and which will be used for general corporate purposes, equal $54,500 after payment of $2,750 in Lender’s legal fees and the withholding by Lender of $1,000 in diligence fees. Under the terms of the SPA and the Note, the Lender paid the Consideration, less fees as noted above, at closing.

 

The Note obligates the Company to pay by July 22, 2020 (the “Maturity Date”) a principal amount of $60,000 together with interest at a rate equal to 10% per annum, which principal exceeds the Consideration by the amount of an original issue discount of $1,750. Any amount of principal or interest that is not paid by the Maturity Date would bear interest at the rate of 24% from the Maturity Date to the date such amount is paid. The Lender may extend the Maturity Date to up to one year following the date of the original Maturity Date upon giving written notice to the Company.

 

The Lender has the right, in its discretion, at any time, to convert any outstanding and unpaid amount of the Note into shares of Common Stock or securities convertible into Common Stock, provided that such conversion would not result in the Lender beneficially owning more than 4.99% of Common Stock. Subject to certain limitations and adjustments as described in the Note and unless an Event of Default has occurred, the Lender may convert at a per share conversion price equal to the lower of (i) the lowest closing price during the preceding twenty Trading Day (as defined in the Note) period ending on the latest complete Trading Day prior to the Issue Date of the Note, or (ii) 60% of the lowest traded price (with respect to a trade of at least 100 shares of Common Stock) for Common Stock on the Principal Market during the twenty consecutive Trading Days on which at least 100 shares of Common Stock were traded including and immediately preceding the date of such conversion. Upon such conversion, all rights with respect to the portion of the Note being so converted terminate, except for the right to receive Common Stock or other securities, cash or other assets as provided in the Note due upon such conversion.

 

   
 

 

The Company may prepay the outstanding principal amount under the Note during the initial 60 calendar day period after the Effective Date, by making a payment to the Lender of an amount in cash equal to 115% multiplied by the outstanding principal amount, plus accrued and unpaid interest, any default interest on those amounts and any other amounts due under the SPA, subject to the Company providing prior written notice to the Lender. The Company may prepay the outstanding principal amount under the Note during the period from the 61st through the 120th calendar day following the Effective Date, by making a payment to the Lender of an amount in cash equal to 125% multiplied by the outstanding principal amount, plus accrued and unpaid interest, any default interest on those amounts and any other amounts due under the SPA, subject to the Company providing prior written notice to the Lender. The Company may prepay the outstanding principal amount under the Note during the period from the 121st through the 180th calendar day following the Effective Date, by making a payment to the Lender of an amount in cash equal to 130% multiplied by the outstanding principal amount, plus accrued and unpaid interest, any default interest on those amounts and any other amounts due under the SPA, subject to the Company providing prior written notice to the Lender. The Company may not prepay any amount outstanding under the Note after the 180th calendar day following the Effective Date.

 

The SPA includes: (1) a prohibition on the Company incurring liability for borrowed money outside the ordinary course of business; (2) right of first refusal in favor of Lender with respect to any further offerings by the Company of its securities; (3) an automatic adjustment to the terms of the SPA and related documents to the terms of a future financing if those terms are more beneficial to an investor than the terms of the SPA and related documents are to the Lender; (4) a right of the Lender to compel redemption upon certain conditions; (5) a right of the Lender to purchase a subsequent note up to the amount of and with substantially the same terms as the Note and the SPA; and (6) certain registration rights. In addition, the Note prohibits the Company from selling, leasing, or otherwise disposing of a significant portion of its assets outside the ordinary course of business.

 

The Warrant is a common stock purchase warrant to purchase 175,000 shares of Common Stock, for value received in connection with the issuance of the Note, from the date of issuance of the Warrant until the five-year anniversary thereof, at an exercise price of $0.50 (subject to adjustment as provided therein) per share of Common Stock.

 

Additionally, the Company provided a confession of judgment (the “Confession of Judgment”) in favor of the Lender for the amount of the Note plus fees and costs, to be filed pursuant to the terms and conditions of the SPA and the Note.

 

The Note and the shares of Common Stock issuable upon conversion thereof are offered and sold to the Lender in reliance upon specific exemptions from the registration requirements of United States federal and state securities laws, which include Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “1933 Act”), and Rule 506 promulgated by the SEC under the 1933 Act. Pursuant to these exemptions, the Lender represented to the Company under the SPA, among other representations, that it was an “accredited investor” as that term is defined in Rule 501(a) of Regulation D under the 1933 Act.

 

   
 

 

The descriptions of the SPA, the Note, the Warrant and the additional associated documents do not purport to be complete. The descriptions of the SPA, the Note, and the Warrant are qualified in their entirety by reference to the SPA, the Note, and the Warrant, which are included as Exhibit 99.1, Exhibit 99.2, and Exhibit 99.3, respectively, to this Current Report on Form 8-K and are incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 2.03 Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.

 

The information provided in Item 1.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated by reference into this Item 2.03.

 

Item 3.02. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities.

 

The information provided in Item 1.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated by reference into this Item 3.02.

 

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits

 

(d) Exhibits.

 

A list of exhibits that are filed as part of this report is set forth in the Exhibit Index, which is presented elsewhere in this document, and is incorporated herein by reference.

 

   
 

 

EXHIBIT INDEX

 

Exhibit Number   Exhibit Description
99.1   Securities Purchase Agreement, dated October 22, 2019, between RespireRx Pharmaceuticals Inc. and EMA Financial, LLC.
99.2   10% Convertible Note, dated October 22, 2019.
99.3   Common Stock Purchase Warrant, dated October 22, 2019.

 

   
 

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

Date: October 28, 2019 RESPIRERX PHARMACEUTICALS INC.
  (Registrant)
     
  By: /s/ Jeff E. Margolis              
   

Jeff E. Margolis

SVP, CFO, Secretary and Treasurer

 

   
 

 

 

SECURITIES PURCHASE AGREEMENT

 

This SECURITIES PURCHASE AGREEMENT (this “Agreement”), dated as of October 22, 2019, is entered into by and between RespireRx Pharmaceuticals Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), and EMA Financial, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the “Purchaser” or “Holder”).

 

WHEREAS, subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement and pursuant to Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act” or “1933 Act”), and Rule 506 promulgated thereunder by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), the Company desires to issue and sell to the Purchaser, and the Purchaser desires to purchase from the Company a 10% convertible note of the Company, in the form attached hereto as Exhibit A, in the principal amount of $60,000.00 (together with any note(s) issued in replacement thereof or as interest thereon or otherwise with respect thereto in accordance with the terms thereof, the “Note”), convertible into shares (“Conversion Shares”) of common stock,

$0.001 par value per share (the “Common Stock”), of the Company, upon the terms and subject to the limitations and conditions set forth in such Note.

 

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 the Purchaser agree as follows:

 

1. Purchase and Sale of Note.

 

a) Purchase of Note. On the Closing Date (as defined below), the Company shall issue and sell to the Purchaser, and the Purchaser agrees to purchase from the Company, the Note for an aggregate purchase price of $58,250.00 (“Purchase Price”). In connection with the issuance of the Note, the Company shall issue a common stock purchase warrant to Purchaser to purchase 175,000 shares of the Company’s common stock (the “Warrant”) as a commitment fee upon the terms and subject to the limitations and conditions set forth in such Warrant. In connection with the issuance of the Note, the Company shall issue 10,000 shares of the Company’s common stock (the “Commitment Shares”) as a commitment fee. The Commitment Shares shall be deemed earned in full as of the Closing Date.

 

b) Form of Payment. On the Closing Date (i) the Purchaser shall pay the Purchase Price by wire transfer of immediately available funds, in accordance with the Company’s written instructions as provided in the disbursement authorization dated October 22, 2019 and signed by the Company (the “Disbursement Authorization”), simultaneously with delivery of the Note, and (ii) the Company shall deliver such Note and Warrant duly executed on behalf of the Company to the Purchaser, simultaneously with delivery of such Purchase Price.

 

c) Closing Date. Subject to the satisfaction (or written waiver) of the conditions thereto set forth in Section 8 and Section 9 below, the closing of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement (the “Closing”) shall occur on the first business day following the date hereof or such other mutually agreed upon time (the “Closing Date”)

 

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2. Purchaser’s Representations and Warranties. The Purchaser represents and warrants to the Company that:

 

a) Investment Purpose. Purchaser is acquiring the Note, the Conversion Shares, Commitment Shares, Warrant, and Common Stock underlying the Warrant (the “Warrant Shares”) (collectively, the “Securities”) for its own account and not with a view towards, or for resale in connection with, the public sale or distribution thereof in violation of applicable securities laws; provided, however, by making the representations herein, Purchaser does not agree, or make any representation or warranty, to hold any of the Securities for any minimum or other specific term and reserves the right to dispose of the Securities at any time in accordance with or pursuant to a registration statement or an exemption under the 1933 Act. The Purchaser is acquiring the Securities hereunder in the ordinary course of its business. The Purchaser does not presently have any agreement or understanding, directly or indirectly, with any person to distribute any of the Securities in violation of applicable securities laws.

 

b) Accredited Investor Status. The Purchaser is an “accredited investor” as that term is defined in Rule 501(a) of Regulation D (an “Accredited Investor”).

 

3. Representations and Warranties of the Company. Except as disclosed by the Company in the publicly filed SEC Documents (as defined in this Agreement) the Company represents and warrants to the Purchaser, as of the date hereof and the Closing Date, that:

 

a) Organization and Qualification. The Company and each of its Subsidiaries (as defined below), if any, is a corporation duly organized, validly existing and in good standing under the laws of the jurisdiction in which it is incorporated, with full power and authority (corporate and other) to own, lease, use and operate its properties and to carry on its business as and where now owned, leased, used, operated and conducted. The SEC Documents set forth a list of all of the Subsidiaries of the Company and the jurisdiction in which each is incorporated The Company and each of its Subsidiaries is duly qualified as a foreign corporation to do business and is in good standing in every jurisdiction in which its ownership or use of property or the nature of the business conducted by it makes such qualification necessary except where the failure to be so qualified or in good standing would not have a Material Adverse Effect. “Material Adverse Effect” means any material adverse effect on the business, operations, assets, financial condition or prospects of the Company or its Subsidiaries, if any, taken as a whole, or on the transactions contemplated hereby or by the agreements or instruments to be entered into in connection herewith. “Subsidiaries” means any corporation or other organization, whether incorporated or unincorporated, in which the Company owns, directly or indirectly, any equity or other ownership interest.

 

b) Authorization; Enforcement. (i) The Company has all requisite corporate power and authority to enter into and perform this Agreement and the Note and to consummate the transactions contemplated hereby and thereby and to issue the Securities, in accordance with the terms hereof and thereof, (ii) the execution and delivery of this Agreement, Note, and the Warrant by the Company and the consummation by it of the transactions contemplated hereby and thereby (including without limitation, the issuance of the Note, Commitment Shares, Warrant, and the issuance and reservation for issuance of the Conversion Shares and Warrant Shares issuable upon conversion and exercise thereof) have been duly authorized by the Company’s Board of Directors and no further consent or authorization of the Company, its Board of Directors, or its shareholders is required, (iii) this Agreement has been duly executed and delivered by the Company by its authorized representative, and such authorized representative is the true and official representative with authority to sign this Agreement and the other documents executed in connection herewith and bind the Company accordingly, and (iv) this Agreement constitutes, and upon execution and delivery by the Company of the Note and each of such instruments will constitute, a legal, valid and binding obligation of the Company enforceable against the Company in accordance with its terms.

 

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c) Capitalization. As of the date hereof, the authorized capital stock of the Company, and number of shares issued and outstanding, is as set forth in the Company’s most recent periodic report filed with the SEC as may have been updated by subsequent filings of later SEC Documents. Except as disclosed in the SEC Documents no shares are reserved for issuance pursuant to the Company’s stock option plans. Except as disclosed in the SEC Documents no shares are reserved for issuance pursuant to securities exercisable for, or convertible into or exchangeable for shares of Common Stock. All of such outstanding shares of capital stock are, or upon issuance will be, duly authorized, validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable. No shares of capital stock of the Company are subject to preemptive rights or any other similar rights of the shareholders of the Company or any liens or encumbrances imposed through the actions or failure to act of the Company. As of the effective date of this Agreement, and except as disclosed in the SEC Documents, (i) there are no outstanding options, warrants, scrip, rights to subscribe for, puts, calls, rights of first refusal, agreements, understandings, claims or other commitments or rights of any character whatsoever relating to, or securities, notes or rights convertible into or exchangeable for any shares of capital stock of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, or arrangements by which the Company or any of its Subsidiaries is or may become bound to issue additional shares of capital stock of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, (ii) there are no agreements or arrangements under which the Company or any of its Subsidiaries is obligated to register the sale of any of its or their securities under the 1933 Act and (iii) there are no anti-dilution or price adjustment provisions contained in any security issued by the Company (or in any agreement providing rights to security holders) that will be triggered by the issuance of any of the Securities. The Company has furnished to the Purchaser true and correct copies of the Company’s Certificate or Articles of Incorporation as in effect on the date hereof (“Formation Documents”), the Company’s By-laws, as in effect on the date hereof (the “By-laws”), and the terms of all securities convertible into or exercisable for Common Stock of the Company and the material rights of the holders thereof in respect thereto.

 

d) Issuance of Shares. The Conversion Shares and Warrant Shares are duly authorized and reserved for issuance and, upon conversion of the Note and/or exercise of the Warrant, as the case may be, in accordance with their respective terms, will be validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable, and free from all taxes, liens, claims and encumbrances with respect to the issue thereof and shall not be subject to preemptive rights or other similar rights of shareholders of the Company and will not impose personal liability upon the holder thereof.

 

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e) Acknowledgment of Dilution. The Company’s executive officers and directors understand the nature of the Securities being sold hereby and recognize that the issuance of the Securities will have a potential dilutive effect on the equity holdings of other holders of the Company’s equity or rights to receive equity of the Company. The Board of Directors of the Company has concluded, in its good faith business judgment that the issuance of the Securities is in the best interests of the Company. The Company specifically acknowledges that its obligation to issue the Conversion Shares upon conversion of the Note and issue the Warrant Shares upon exercise of the Warrant is binding upon the Company and enforceable regardless of the dilution such issuance may have on the ownership interests of other stockholders of the Company or parties entitled to receive equity of the Company.

 

f) No Conflicts. The execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement, and the Note by the Company and the consummation by the Company of the transactions contemplated hereby and thereby (including, without limitation, the issuance and reservation for issuance of the Conversion Shares, Warrant Shares, and Commitment Shares) will not (i) conflict with or result in a violation of any provision of the Formation Documents or By-laws, or (ii) violate or conflict with, or result in a breach of any provision of, or constitute a default (or an event which with notice or lapse of time or both could become a default) under, or give to others any rights of termination, amendment, acceleration or cancellation of, any agreement, indenture, patent, patent license or instrument to which the Company or any of its Subsidiaries is a party and that is not filed as an SEC Document or other document filed with the SEC, or (iii) result in a violation of any law, rule, regulation, order, judgment or decree (including federal and state securities laws and regulations and regulations of any self-regulatory organizations to which the Company or its securities are subject) applicable to the Company or any of its Subsidiaries or by which any property or asset of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries is bound or affected (except for such conflicts, defaults, terminations, amendments, accelerations, cancellations and violations as would not, individually or in the aggregate, have a Material Adverse Effect). Neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries is in violation of its Formation Documents, By-laws or other organizational documents and neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries is in default (and no event has occurred which with notice or lapse of time or both could put the Company or any of its Subsidiaries in default) under, and neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries has taken any action or failed to take any action that would give to others any rights of termination, amendment, acceleration or cancellation of, any agreement, indenture or instrument to which the Company or any of its Subsidiaries is a party or by which any property or assets of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries is bound or affected, except for possible defaults as would not, individually or in the aggregate, have a Material Adverse Effect. The businesses of the Company and its Subsidiaries, if any, are not being conducted, and shall not be conducted so long as the Purchaser owns any of the Securities, in violation of any law, ordinance or regulation of any governmental entity. Except as specifically contemplated by this Agreement and as required under the 1933 Act and any applicable state securities laws, the Company is not required to obtain any consent, authorization or order of, or make any filing or registration with, any court, governmental agency, regulatory agency, self-regulatory organization or stock market or any third party in order for it to execute, deliver or perform any of its obligations under this Agreement and the Note in accordance with the terms hereof or thereof or to issue and sell the Securities in accordance with the terms hereof and thereof and to issue the Conversion Shares, Warrant Shares, and Commitment Shares. All consents, authorizations, orders, filings and registrations which the Company is required to obtain pursuant to the preceding sentence have been obtained or effected on or prior to the date hereof. The Company is not in violation of the listing requirements of the Principal Market (as defined in this Agreement) and does not reasonably anticipate that the Common Stock will be delisted by the Principal Market in the foreseeable future. The Company and its Subsidiaries are unaware of any facts or circumstances which might give rise to any of the foregoing.

 

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g) SEC Documents; Financial Statements. The Company has filed all reports, schedules, forms, statements and other documents required to be filed by it with the SEC (all of the foregoing filed prior to the date hereof and all exhibits included therein and financial statements and schedules thereto and documents (other than exhibits to such documents) incorporated by reference therein, being hereinafter referred to herein as the “SEC Documents”). Upon written request the Company will deliver to the Purchaser true and complete copies of the SEC Documents, except for such exhibits and incorporated documents. As of their respective dates, the SEC Documents complied in all material respects with the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (“1934 Act” or “Exchange Act”), and none of the SEC Documents, at the time they were filed with the SEC, contained any untrue statement of a material fact or omitted to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary in order to make the statements therein, in light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading. None of the statements made in any such SEC Documents is, or has been, required to be amended or updated under applicable law (except for such statements as have been amended or updated in subsequent filings prior the date hereof). As of their respective dates, the financial statements of the Company included in the SEC Documents complied as to form in all material respects with applicable accounting requirements and the published rules and regulations of the SEC with respect thereto. Such financial statements have been prepared in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles, consistently applied, during the periods involved and fairly present in all material respects the consolidated financial position of the Company and its consolidated Subsidiaries as of the dates thereof and the consolidated results of their operations and cash flows for the periods then ended (subject, in the case of unaudited statements, to normal year-end audit adjustments). Except as set forth in the financial statements of the Company included in the SEC Documents, the Company has no liabilities, contingent or otherwise, other than (i) liabilities incurred in the ordinary course of business, and (ii) obligations under contracts and commitments incurred in the ordinary course of business and not required under generally accepted accounting principles to be reflected in such financial statements, which, individually or in the aggregate, are not material to the financial condition or operating results of the Company. The Company is subject to the reporting requirements of the 1934 Act.

 

h) Absence of Certain Changes. Since June 30, 2019, there has been no material adverse change and no material adverse development in the assets, liabilities, business, properties, operations, financial condition, results of operations, prospects or 1934 Act reporting status of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries.

 

i) Absence of Litigation. There is no action, suit, claim, proceeding, inquiry or investigation before or by any court, public board, government agency, self-regulatory organization or body pending or, to the knowledge of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, threatened against or affecting the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, or their officers or directors in their capacity as such, that could have a Material Adverse Effect. The public filings contain a complete list and summary description of any pending or, to the knowledge of the Company, threatened proceeding against or affecting the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, without regard to whether it would have a Material Adverse Effect. The Company and its Subsidiaries are unaware of any facts or circumstances which might give rise to any of the foregoing.

 

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j) Patents, Copyrights, etc. The Company and each of its Subsidiaries owns or possesses the requisite licenses or rights to use all patents, patent applications, patent rights, inventions, know-how, trade secrets, trademarks, trademark applications, service marks, service names, trade names and copyrights (“Intellectual Property”) necessary to enable it to conduct its business as now operated (and, as presently contemplated to be operated in the future); there is no claim or action by any person pertaining to, or proceeding pending, or to the Company’s knowledge threatened, which challenges the right of the Company or of a Subsidiary with respect to any Intellectual Property necessary to enable it to conduct its business as now operated (and, as presently contemplated to be operated in the future); to the best of the Company’s knowledge, the Company’s or its Subsidiaries’ current and intended products, services and processes do not infringe on any Intellectual Property or other rights held by any person and/or entity; and the Company is unaware of any facts or circumstances which might give rise to any of the foregoing. The Company and each of its Subsidiaries have taken reasonable security measures to protect the secrecy, confidentiality and value of their Intellectual Property.

 

k) No Materially Adverse Contracts, Etc. Neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries is subject to any charter, corporate or other legal restriction, or any judgment, decree, order, rule or regulation which in the judgment of the Company’s officers has or is expected in the future to have a Material Adverse Effect. Neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries is a party to any contract or agreement which in the judgment of the Company’s officers has or is expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

l) Disclosure. No event or circumstance has occurred or exists with respect to the Company or any of its Subsidiaries or its or their business, properties, prospects, operations or financial conditions, which, under applicable law, rule or regulation, requires public disclosure or announcement by the Company but which has not been so publicly announced or disclosed.

 

m) Brokers. The Company hereby represents and warrants that it has not hired, retained or dealt with any broker, finder, consultant, person, firm or corporation (“Broker”) in connection with the negotiation, execution or delivery of this Agreement or the transactions contemplated hereunder. The Company covenants and agrees that should any claim be made against Purchaser for any commission or other compensation by the Broker, based upon the Company’s engagement of such person in connection with this transaction, the Company shall indemnify, defend and hold Purchaser harmless from and against any and all damages, expenses (including attorneys’ fees and disbursements) and liability arising from such claim. The Company shall pay the commission of the Broker, to the attention of the Broker, pursuant to their separate agreement(s) between the Company and the Broker.

 

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n) Permits; Compliance. The Company and each of its Subsidiaries is in possession of all franchises, grants, authorizations, licenses, permits, easements, variances, exemptions, consents, certificates, approvals and orders necessary to own, lease and operate its properties and to carry on its business as it is now being conducted (collectively, the “Company Permits”), and there is no action pending or, to the knowledge of the Company, threatened regarding suspension or cancellation of any of the Company Permits. Neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries is in conflict with, or in default or violation of, any of the Company Permits, except for any such conflicts, defaults or violations which, individually or in the aggregate, would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. Since June 30, 2019, neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries has received any notification with respect to possible conflicts, defaults or violations of applicable laws, except for notices relating to possible conflicts, defaults or violations, which conflicts, defaults or violations would not have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

o) Insurance. The Company and its Subsidiaries are insured by insurers of recognized financial responsibility against such losses and risks and in such coverage, amounts as are prudent and customary in the businesses in which the Company is engaged, including, but not limited to, directors and officer’s insurance coverage with coverage amounts that are at least equal to the aggregate Purchase Price. Neither the Company nor any Subsidiary has any reason to believe that it will not be able to renew its existing insurance coverage as and when such coverage expires or to obtain similar coverage from similar insurers as may be necessary to continue its business without a significant increase in cost.

 

p) No “Shell”. As of the date of this Agreement the Company is an operating company and, either (i) is not or has never been a “shell issuer” as defined in Rule 144(i)(2) or (ii) at least 12 months have passed since the Company filed Form 10 Type information indicating it is not a “shell issuer” (and supporting the claim that it is no longer a shell company), filed all required reports for at least twelve consecutive months after the filing of the respective Form 10 information, and has therefore complied with Rule 144(i)(2).

 

q) Bad Actor. No officer or director of the Company would be disqualified under Rule 506(d) of the Securities Act as amended on the basis of being a “bad actor”.

 

r) Acknowledgement Regarding Purchaser’s Trading Activity. Notwithstanding anything in this Agreement or elsewhere to the contrary it is understood and acknowledged by the Company that: (i) the Purchaser has not been asked by the Company to agree, nor has any Purchaser agreed, to desist from purchasing or selling, securities of the Company, or “derivative” securities based on securities issued by the Company or to hold the Securities for any specified term; (ii) each Purchaser shall not be deemed to have any affiliation with or control over any arm’s length counter-party in any “derivative” transaction.

 

s) Sarbanes-Oxley Act. The Company and each Subsidiary is in material compliance with all applicable requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 that are effective as of the date hereof, and all applicable rules and regulations promulgated by the SEC thereunder that are effective as of the date hereof.

 

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4. COVENANTS.

 

a) Best Efforts. The parties shall use their best efforts to satisfy timely each of the conditions described in Section 6 and 7 of this Agreement.

 

b) Form D; Blue Sky Laws. The Company agrees when applicable to timely file a Form D with respect to the Securities as required under Regulation D and to provide a copy thereof to the Purchaser promptly after such filing. The Company shall, on or before the Closing Date, take such action as the Company shall reasonably determine is necessary to qualify the Securities for sale to the Purchaser at the applicable closing pursuant to this Agreement under applicable securities or “blue sky” laws of the states of the United States (or to obtain an exemption from such qualification), and shall provide evidence of any such action so taken to the Purchaser on or prior to the Closing Date.

 

c) Use of Proceeds. The Company shall use the proceeds from the sale of the Securities for general corporate purposes, marketing and sales, product development, key personnel recruiting and business development purposes, and shall not, directly or indirectly, use such proceeds for (i) the repayment of any debt issued in corporate finance transactions, (ii) any loan to or investment in any other corporation, partnership, enterprise or other person (except in connection with the Company’s currently existing operations), or (iii) any loan, credit, or advance to any officers, directors, employees, or affiliates of the Company. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the proceeds from the sale of the Securities may be used to reimburse any officers or directors for any short-term advances made to the Company by such officers or directors.

 

d) Financial Information. Upon written request of the Purchaser, the Company agrees to within (3) three days of the written request send or make available the following reports filed with the SEC or OTC Markets Group to the Purchaser: a copy of its Annual Report and its Quarterly Reports and any Supplemental Reports; (ii) copies of all press releases issued by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries; and (iii) copies of any notices or other information the Company makes available or gives to such shareholders. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Company shall not disclose any material nonpublic information to the Purchaser without its consent unless such information is disclosed to the public prior to or promptly following such disclosure to the Purchaser.

 

e) Listing. The Company will obtain and, so long as the Purchaser owns any of the Securities, maintain the listing and trading of its Common Stock on the Principal Market, and will comply in all respects with the Company’s reporting, filing and other obligations under the bylaws or rules of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) and such exchanges, as applicable. The Company shall promptly provide to the Purchaser copies of any notices it receives from the SEC, OTC Markets Group and any other exchanges or quotation systems on which the Common Stock is then listed regarding the continued eligibility of the Common Stock for listing on such exchanges and quotation systems, provided that it shall not provide any notices constituting material nonpublic information. If at any time while the Note or Warrant is outstanding the Company fails to maintain the listing and trading and of its Common Stock, or fails in any way to comply with the Company’s reporting/ filing obligations such failure(s) will result in liquidated damages of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000), being immediately due and payable to Purchaser at its election in the form of cash payment or addition to the balance of the Note.

 

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f) Corporate Existence. So long as the Purchaser beneficially owns any Securities, the Company shall maintain its corporate existence and shall not sell all or substantially all of the Company’s assets, except in the event of a merger or consolidation or sale of all or substantially all of the Company’s assets, where the surviving or successor entity in such transaction (i) assumes the Company’s obligations hereunder and under the agreements and instruments entered into in connection herewith and (ii) is a publicly traded corporation whose Common Stock is listed for trading on Principal Market.

 

g) No Integration. The Company shall not make any offers or sales of any security (other than the Securities) under circumstances that would require registration of the Securities being offered or sold hereunder under the 1933 Act or cause the offering of the Securities to be integrated with any other offering of securities by the Company for the purpose of any stockholder approval provision applicable to the Company or its securities.

 

h) Securities Laws Disclosure; Publicity. The Company shall comply with applicable securities laws by filing a Current Report on Form 8-K, within four (4) Trading Days following the date hereof, disclosing all the material terms of the transactions contemplated hereby.

 

i) Non-Public Information. Except with respect to the material terms and conditions of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement, the Company covenants and agrees that neither it nor any other person acting on its behalf will provide the Purchaser or its agents or counsel with any information that the Company believes constitutes material non-public information, unless prior thereto the Purchaser shall have executed a written agreement regarding the confidentiality and use of such information. The Company understands and confirms that the Purchaser shall be relying on the foregoing covenant in effecting transactions in securities of the Company.

 

j) Subsidiaries. So long as the Note remains outstanding, the Company shall not transfer any assets or rights to any of its subsidiaries or permit any of its subsidiaries to engage in any significant business or operations, whether such subsidiaries are currently existing or hereafter created, outside of the ordinary course of the Company’s business.

 

k) Insurance. So long as the Note remains outstanding, the Company and its Subsidiaries shall maintain in full force and effect insurance reasonably believed by the Company to be adequate coverage (a) on all assets and activities, covering property loss or damage and loss of income by fire or other hazards or casualty, and (b) against all liabilities, claims and risks for which it is customary for companies similarly situated to the Company to insure, including without limitation applicable product liability insurance, required workmen’s compensation insurance, and other insurance covering injury or damage to persons or property, but excluding directors and officers insurance coverage. The Company shall promptly furnish or cause to be furnished evidence of such insurance to the Purchaser, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Purchaser

 

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l) ROFR. At any time while the Note is outstanding, the Company desires to borrow funds, raise additional capital and/or issue additional promissory notes convertible into shares of securities of the Company (a “Prospective Financing”), the Purchaser shall have the right of first refusal to participate in the Prospective Financing, and the Company shall provide written notice containing the terms of such Prospective Financing (the “ROFR Notice”) to the Purchaser prior to effectuating any such transaction. The ROFR Notice shall specify all of the key terms of the Prospective Financing, including, but not limited to, the proposed investment amount, the proposed rate of interest, the proposed conversion price, the proposed term of the investment, the type and number of securities to be sold and any and all other relevant terms, each as applicable. Upon Purchaser’s receipt of the ROFR Notice, Purchaser shall have the exclusive right to participate in such Prospective Financing(s), upon the terms specified in the ROFR Notice, by sending written notice to the Company within six (6) business days after Purchaser’s receipt of the ROFR Notice. In the event Purchaser fails to exercise its right of first refusal with respect to an ROFR Notice within the time set forth above, Purchaser shall be deemed to have waived its right of first refusal with respect to such Prospective Financing, provided that it shall retain such right with respect to any future Prospective Financing. Notwithstanding anything contained herein, the Company shall not furnish any material non-public information concerning the Company without the Purchaser’s prior written consent, and shall initially only indicate to the Purchaser that the Company contemplates a financing. Notwithstanding anything contained herein, in no event shall the Purchaser be entitled to purchase any securities which would cause the sum of (1) the number of shares of Common Stock beneficially owned by the Purchaser and its affiliates (other than shares of Common Stock which may be deemed beneficially owned through the ownership of the unconverted portion of the Note or the unexercised or unconverted portion of any other security of the Company subject to a limitation on conversion or exercise analogous to the limitations contained herein) and (2) the number of shares of directly or indirectly purchasable under this Section, to exceed 4.99% of the outstanding shares of Common Stock (or 9.99% of the total issued Common Stock of the Company if specified by Purchaser and accompanied with applicable documentation such as any Amendment made to this Agreement or the Note).

 

m) Future Financings: From the date hereof until such time as the Purchaser no longer holds any of the Securities, in the event the Company issues or sells any shares of Common Stock or securities directly or indirectly convertible into or exercisable for Common Stock (“Common Stock Equivalents”) or amends the transaction documents relating to any sale or issuance of Common Stock or Common Stock Equivalents, and the Purchaser reasonably believes that the terms and conditions thereunder are more favorable to such investors as the terms and conditions granted under this Agreement, Note or any document provided by the Purchaser to the Company relating to any sale or issuance of Common Stock (the “Transaction Documents”), upon notice to the Company by such Purchaser, the Transaction Documents shall be deemed automatically amended so as to give the Purchaser the benefit of such more favorable terms or conditions. Promptly following a request to the Company, the Company shall provide Purchaser with all executed transaction documents relating to any such sale or issue of Common Stock or Common Stock Equivalents. Company shall deliver acknowledgment of such automatic amendment to the Transaction Documents to Purchaser in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Purchaser (the “Acknowledgment”) within three (3) business days of Company’s receipt of request from Purchaser (the “Deadline”), provided that Company’s failure to timely provide the Acknowledgement shall not affect the automatic amendments contemplated hereby. If the Acknowledgement is not delivered by the Deadline, Company shall pay to the Purchaser $1,000.00 per day in cash, for each day beyond the Deadline that the Company fails to deliver such Acknowledgement such cash amount shall be paid to Holder by the first day of the month following the month in which it has accrued or, at the option of the Holder, shall be added to the principal amount of the Note, in which event interest shall accrue thereon in accordance with the terms of the Note and such additional principal amount shall be convertible into Common Stock in accordance with the terms of the Note.

 

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n) Piggyback Registration Rights. Borrower shall include all shares issuable upon conversion of the Note and exercise of the Warrant on: (i) the next registration statement and Regulation A offering statement Borrower files with the SEC; (ii) the subsequent registration statement if such previous registration statement is withdrawn, (iii) the subsequent Regulation A offering statement if such previous Regulation A offering statement is withdrawn, (iv) any amendment to any registration statement previously filed but not effective as of the Issue Date (as defined in the Note), and (v) any amendment to any Regulation A offering statement previously filed but not qualified as of the Issue Date. Failure to do so will result in liquidated damages of fifty percent (50%) of the outstanding principal amount of the Note, but not less than twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000), being immediately due and payable to Holder at its election in the form of cash payment or addition to the balance of the Note.

 

o) Subsequent Financings. Notwithstanding anything contained herein, if at any time while this Note is outstanding the Company enters into any capital raising transaction, including without limitation an equity line transaction, a loan transaction or the sale of shares of Common Stock or securities convertible into or exercisable or exchangeable for Common Stock, whether or not permitted under the Transaction Documents (“Subsequent Financing”), then following the closing of each such Subsequent Financing the Holder in its sole and absolute discretion may compel the Company to redeem up to the entire outstanding balance of the Note from the gross proceeds therefrom (“Redemption Amount”), provided however (a) if the Holder is holding other convertible notes similar to this Note whether issued prior or after the Issue Date of this Note (collectively with this Note, the “Notes”), the Redemption Amount may be applied to redeem any or all of the Notes specified by the Holder, (b) the Holder shall be notified in writing of the closing of each such Subsequent Financing within one (1) day following such closing, and (c) the Holder may elect not to exercise its right to such redemption in whole or in part, in which case the Company may not redeem any Notes in connection with such Subsequent Financing to the extent so rejected (for clarification, if the holder elects to reject any redemption in any instance, such rejection shall not affect the Holder’s redemption rights hereunder in the future). Further, in the event that the Holder demands redemption of a portion or the full balance of the Note within the first six (6) months from Note’s Issue Date, such Redemption Amount shall subject to then then applicable Prepayment Factor, as defined in the Note shall be applied). To the extent the Company is obligated to redeem any portion of the Notes pursuant to this Section but fails to do so, such default shall constitute an Event of Default under all the Notes.

 

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p) Additional Investment Right. Purchaser shall have the right at any time from time to time, as of the date hereof, and until such date when the Note is no longer outstanding, to in its sole and absolute discretion purchase an additional convertible promissory note, or additional convertible promissory notes, from the Company for up to a principal amount equal to the amount of the Note purchased hereunder (each a “Subsequent Note” and collectively the “Subsequent Notes”) on the same terms and conditions as applicable to the purchase and sale of the Note purchased on the date hereof by Purchaser, and in substantially the same form and substance as the Note issued pursuant to this Agreement, mutatis mutandis, (each a “Subsequent Note Purchase” and collectively “Subsequent Note Purchases”). For Purchaser to exercise such Subsequent Note Purchase right, Purchaser shall deliver written notice, to the Company (for clarity notice sent via electronic mail shall satisfy such written notice requirement) electing to exercise such Subsequent Note Purchase right, which notice shall specify the principal amount of the Additional Note to be purchased by such Purchaser (“Subsequent Note Amount”) and the date on which such purchase and sale shall occur (“Subsequent Note Closing”), which Subsequent Note Closing shall occur within five (5) days following such notice by such Purchaser, or such other date mutually agreed upon by the Purchaser and Company. The terms and conditions of any Subsequent Note Purchase shall be identical to the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement applicable to the sale of the Note on the date hereof, including without limitation each Subsequent Note will be in the form of the Note issued hereto, provided that the Maturity Date thereunder shall be on ninth (9th) month from the Subsequent Note’s issue date. Further, if a warrant to purchase Company’s common stock was issued pursuant to this Agreement then Purchaser shall receive a warrant in the form as the same form and substance as the warrant issued pursuant to this Agreement (“Subsequent Warrant”), provided that the Termination Date of the Additional Warrant shall be the fifth (5th) anniversary from the issue date of the Subsequent Warrant. On or prior to any Subsequent Note Closing(s), the Company and the Purchaser shall, upon Purchaser’s request, execute and deliver a new securities purchase agreement with respect to the Subsequent Note Purchase(s) in the same form and substance as this Agreement (each a “Subsequent Purchase Agreement and collectively “Subsequent Purchase Agreements”), mutatis mutandis, and all the representations, warranties, covenants, indemnities and conditions set forth herein shall be included and incorporated with respect to such Note Purchase, mutatis mutandis. Purchaser may assign its Subsequent Note Purchase right hereunder to any affiliate of such Purchaser.

 

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5. Transfer Agent Instructions. Upon receipt of a duly executed Notice of Conversion, the Company shall issue irrevocable instructions to its transfer agent to issue certificates, registered in the name of the Purchaser or its nominee, for the Conversion Shares and Warrant Shares in such amounts as specified from time to time by the Purchaser to the Company upon conversion of the Note and/or exercise of the Warrant, or any part thereof, in accordance with the terms thereof (the “Irrevocable Transfer Agent Instructions”). In the event that the Company proposes to replace its transfer agent, the Company shall provide, prior to the effective date of such replacement, a fully executed Irrevocable Transfer Agent Instructions in a form as initially delivered pursuant to this Agreement and the Securities (including but not limited to the provision to irrevocably reserve shares of Common Stock in the Reserved Amount (as defined in the Note)) signed by the successor transfer agent (to the Company) and the Company. Prior to registration of the Conversion Shares and Warrant Shares under the 1933 Act or the date on which the Conversion Shares and Warrant Shares may be sold pursuant to Rule 144 without any restriction as to the number of Securities as of a particular date that can then be immediately sold, all such certificates shall bear the restrictive legend specified in Section 2(g) of this Agreement. The Company warrants that: (i) no instruction other than the Irrevocable Transfer Agent Instructions referred to in this Section 5, and stop transfer instructions to give effect to hereof (in the case of the Conversion Shares and Warrant Shares, prior to registration of the Conversion Shares and Warrant Shares under the 1933 Act or the date on which the Conversion Shares and Warrant Shares may be sold pursuant to Rule 144 without any restriction as to the number of Securities as of a particular date that can then be immediately sold), will be given by the Company to its transfer agent and that the Securities shall otherwise be freely transferable on the books and records of the Company as and to the extent provided in this Agreement and the Note; (ii) it will not direct its transfer agent not to transfer or delay, impair, and/or hinder its transfer agent in transferring (or issuing)(electronically or in certificated form) any certificate for Conversion Shares and Warrant Shares to be issued to the Purchaser upon conversion of or otherwise pursuant to the Note as and when required by the Note and this Agreement; and (iii) it will not fail to remove (or direct its transfer agent not to remove or impair, delay, and/or hinder its transfer agent from removing) any restrictive legend (or to withdraw any stop transfer instructions in respect thereof) on any certificate for any Conversion Shares and Warrant Shares issued to the Purchaser upon conversion of or otherwise pursuant to the Note and/or Warrant as and when required by the Note, Warrant and/or this Agreement. Nothing in this Section shall affect in any way the Purchaser’s obligations and agreement set forth in Section 2(g) hereof to comply with all applicable prospectus delivery requirements, if any, upon re-sale of the Securities. If the Purchaser provides the Company with (i) an opinion of counsel in form, substance and scope customary for opinions in comparable transactions, to the effect that a public sale or transfer of such Securities may be made without registration under the 1933 Act and such sale or transfer is effected or (ii) the Purchaser provides reasonable assurances that the Securities can be sold pursuant to Rule 144, the Company shall permit the transfer, and, in the case of the Conversion Shares and Warrant Shares, promptly instruct its transfer agent to issue one or more certificates, free from restrictive legend, in such name and in such denominations as specified by the Purchaser. The Company acknowledges that a breach by it of its obligations hereunder will cause irreparable harm to the Purchaser, by vitiating the intent and purpose of the transactions contemplated hereby. Accordingly, the Company acknowledges that the remedy at law for a breach of its obligations under this Section 5 may be inadequate and agrees, in the event of a breach or threatened breach by the Company of the provisions of this Section, that the Purchaser shall be entitled, in addition to all other available remedies, to an injunction restraining any breach and requiring immediate transfer, without the necessity of showing economic loss and without any bond or other security being required.

 

6. Injunction Posting of Bond. In the event the Purchaser shall elect to convert the Note and/or exercise the Warrant or any parts thereof, the Company may not refuse conversion or exercise based on any claim that Purchaser or anyone associated or affiliated with Purchaser has been engaged in any violation of law, or for any other reason. In connection with any injunction sought or attempted by the Company, the Company shall be required to post a bond at least equal to the greater of either: (i) the outstanding principal amount of the Note; and (ii) the market value of the Conversion Shares and Warrant Shares sought to be converted, exercised or issued, based on the sale price per share of Common Stock on the principal market on which it is traded.

 

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7. Delivery of Unlegended Shares.

 

a) Within one (1) business day (such first business day being the “Unlegended Shares Delivery Date”) after the business day on which the Company has received from the Purchaser (i) a notice of conversion, (ii) a representation that the requirements of Rule 144 or any other applicable exemption have been satisfied, and (iii) an opinion of counsel in form, substance and scope customary for opinions of counsel in comparable transactions to the effect that the shares to be sold or transferred may be sold or transferred pursuant to an exemption from such registration, the Company shall deliver such shares of Common Stock without any legends including the legend set forth in Section 4(h) above (the “Unlegended Shares”); and (z) cause the issuance of the Unlegended Shares to the Purchaser via express courier, by electronic transfer, or otherwise as requested by the Purchaser, on or before the Unlegended Shares Delivery Date.

 

b) The Company understands that a delay in the delivery of the Unlegended Shares later than the Unlegended Shares Delivery Date could result in economic loss to the Purchaser. As compensation to Purchaser for such loss, the Company agrees to pay late payment fees (as liquidated damages and not as a penalty) to the Purchaser for late delivery of Unlegended Shares in the amount of $250.00 per business day after the Unlegended Shares Delivery Date. If during any three hundred and sixty (360) day period, the Company fails to deliver Unlegended Shares as required by this Section for an aggregate of thirty (30) days, then Purchaser or assignee holding Securities subject to such default may, at its option, require the Company to redeem all or any portion of the shares subject to such default at a price per share equal to the greater of (i) 200% of the most recent closing price of the Common Stock or (ii) the parity value of the Default Sum to be paid (as defined in Section 3.16 of the Note) (“Unlegended Redemption Amount”). The Company shall pay any payments incurred under this Section in immediately available funds upon demand.

 

8. Conditions to the Company’s Obligation to Sell. The obligation of the Company hereunder to issue and sell the Note to the Purchaser at the Closing is subject to the satisfaction, at or before the Closing Date of each of the following conditions provided that these conditions are for the Company’s sole benefit and may be waived by the Company at any time in its sole discretion:

 

a) The Purchaser shall have executed this Agreement and delivered the same to the Company.

 

b) The Purchaser shall have delivered the Purchase Price to the Company.

 

c) The representations and warranties of the Purchaser shall be true and correct in all material respects as of the date when made and as of the Closing Date as though made at that time (except for representations and warranties that speak as of a specific date), and the Purchaser shall have performed, satisfied and complied in all material respects with the covenants, agreements and conditions required by this Agreement to be performed, satisfied or complied with by the Purchaser at or prior to the Closing Date.

 

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d) No litigation, statute, rule, regulation, executive order, decree, ruling or injunction shall have been enacted, entered, promulgated or endorsed by or in any court or governmental authority of competent jurisdiction or any self-regulatory organization having authority over the matters contemplated hereby which prohibits the consummation of any of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement.

 

9. Conditions to The Purchaser’s Obligation to Purchase. The obligation of the Purchaser hereunder to purchase the Note at the Closing is subject to the satisfaction, at or before the Closing Date of each of the following conditions, provided that these conditions are for the Purchaser’s sole benefit and may be waived by the Purchaser at any time in its sole discretion:

 

a) The Company shall have executed this Agreement and delivered the same to the Purchaser.

 

b) The Company shall have delivered to the Purchaser the duly executed Note and Warrant in accordance with Section 1 above.

 

c) The Irrevocable Transfer Agent Instructions, in form and substance satisfactory to the Purchaser, shall have been delivered to and acknowledged in writing by the Company’s Transfer Agent (a copy of which written acknowledgment shall be provided to Purchaser prior to Closing).

 

d) The representations and warranties of the Company shall be true and correct in all material respects as of the date when made and as of the Closing Date as though made at such time (except for representations and warranties that speak as of a specific date) and the Company shall have performed, satisfied and complied in all material respects with the covenants, agreements and conditions required by this Agreement to be performed, satisfied or complied with by the Company at or prior to the Closing Date. The Purchaser shall have received a certificate or certificates reasonably requested by the Purchaser including, but not limited to certificates with respect to the Company’s Formation Documents, By-laws, and Board of Directors’ resolutions relating to the transactions contemplated hereby.

 

e) No litigation, statute, rule, regulation, executive order, decree, ruling or injunction shall have been enacted, entered, promulgated or endorsed by or in any court or governmental authority of competent jurisdiction or any self-regulatory organization having authority over the matters contemplated hereby which prohibits the consummation of any of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement.

 

f) No event shall have occurred which could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect on the Company including but not limited to a change in the 1934 Act reporting status of the Company or the failure of the Company to be timely in its 1934 Act reporting obligations.

 

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g) The Conversion Shares and Warrant Shares shall have been authorized for quotation on the Principal Market and trading of the Common Stock on the Principal Market shall not have been suspended by the SEC or the Principal Market.

 

10. Governing Law; Miscellaneous.

 

a) Governing Law. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Delaware without regard to principles of conflicts of laws thereof or any other State. Any action brought by any party against any other party hereto concerning the transactions contemplated by this Agreement shall be brought only in the state courts located in the state and county of New York or in the federal courts located in the state and county of New York. The parties to this Agreement hereby irrevocably waive any objection to jurisdiction and venue of any action instituted hereunder and shall not assert any defense based on lack of jurisdiction or venue or based upon forum non conveniens. The parties executing this Agreement and other agreements referred to herein or delivered in connection herewith on behalf of the Company agree to submit to the in personam jurisdiction of such courts and hereby irrevocably waive trial by jury. The prevailing party shall be entitled to recover from the other party its reasonable attorney’s fees and costs. In the event that any provision of this Agreement or any other agreement delivered in connection herewith is invalid or unenforceable under any applicable statute or rule of law, then such provision shall be deemed inoperative to the extent that it may conflict therewith and shall be deemed modified to conform with such statute or rule of law. Any such provision which may prove invalid or unenforceable under any law shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision of any agreement. Each party hereto hereby irrevocably waives personal service of process and consents to process being served in any suit, action or proceeding in connection with this Agreement or any other transaction document contemplated hereby 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.

 

b) Removal of Restrictive Legends. In the event that Purchaser has any shares of the Company’s Common Stock bearing any restrictive legends, and Purchaser, through its counsel or other representatives, submits to the Transfer Agent any such shares for the removal of the restrictive legends thereon in connection with a sale of such shares pursuant to any exemption to the registration requirements under the Securities Act, and the Company and or its counsel refuses or fails for any reason (except to the extent that such refusal or failure is based solely on applicable law that would prevent the removal of such restrictive legends) to render an opinion of counsel or any other documents or certificates required for the removal of the restrictive legends, then the Company hereby agrees and acknowledges that the Purchaser is hereby irrevocably and expressly authorized to have counsel to the Purchaser render any and all opinions and other certificates or instruments which may be required for purposes of removing such restrictive legends, and the Company hereby irrevocably authorizes and directs the Transfer Agent to, without any further confirmation or instructions from the Company, issue any such shares without restrictive legends as instructed by the Purchaser, and surrender to a common carrier for overnight delivery to the address as specified by the Purchaser, certificates, registered in the name of the Purchaser or its designees, representing the shares of Common Stock to which the Purchaser is entitled, without any restrictive legends and otherwise freely transferable on the books and records of the Company.

 

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c) Filing Requirements. From the date of this Agreement until the Note and Warrant are no longer outstanding, the Company will timely and voluntarily comply with all reporting requirements that are applicable to an issuer with a class of shares registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the 1934 Act, whether or not the Company is then subject to such reporting requirements, and comply with all requirements related to any registration statement filed pursuant to this Agreement. The Company will use reasonable efforts not to take any action or file any document (whether or not permitted by the 1933 Act or the 1934 Act or the rules thereunder) to terminate or suspend such registration or to terminate or suspend its reporting and filing obligations under said acts until the Note and Warrant are no longer outstanding. The Company will maintain the quotation or listing of its Common Stock on the OTCQX, OTCQB, OTC Pink, New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ Stock Market, NYSE MKT, f/k/a American Stock Exchange, or other applicable principal trading exchange or market for the Common Stock (whichever of the foregoing is at the time the principal trading exchange or market for the Common Stock) (the “Principal Market”), and will comply in all respects with the Company’s reporting, filing and other obligations under the bylaws or rules of the Principal Market, as applicable. The Company will provide Purchaser with copies of all notices it receives notifying the Company of the threatened and actual delisting of the Common Stock from any Principal Market. As of the date of this Agreement and the Closing Date, the OTCQB is the Principal Market. Until the Note and Warrant is no longer outstanding, the Company will continue the listing or quotation of the Common Stock on a Principal Market and will comply in all respects with the Company’s reporting, filing and other obligations under the bylaws or rules of the Principal Market.

 

d) Fees and Expenses. On or prior to the Closing, the Company shall pay or reimburse to Purchaser a non-refundable, non-accountable sum equal to $1,000.00 for the fees, costs and expenses (including without limitation due diligence and administrative expenses) incurred by the Purchaser in connection with the Purchaser’s due diligence and negotiation of the Transaction Documents and consummation of the Transactions. The Purchaser may withhold and offset the balance of such amount from the payment of its Purchase Price otherwise payable hereunder at Closing, which offset shall constitute partial payment of such Purchase Price in an amount equal to such offset. Except as expressly set forth in this Agreement, the Note, or the Disbursement Authorization 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, stamp taxes and other taxes and duties levied in connection with the delivery of any Securities to the Purchaser. The Disbursement Authorization includes a disbursement of $2,750.00 to Purchaser’s legal counsel for the Purchaser’s legal fees.

 

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e) Usury. To the extent it may lawfully do so, the Company hereby agrees not to insist upon or plead or in any manner whatsoever claim, and will resist any and all efforts to be compelled to take the benefit or advantage of, usury laws wherever enacted, now or at any time hereafter in force, in connection with any claim, action or proceeding that may be brought by the Purchaser in order to enforce any right or remedy under the Note and/or Warrant. Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary contained in herein or under the Note and/or Warrant, it is expressly agreed and provided that the total liability of the Company under the Note for payments in the nature of interest shall not exceed the maximum lawful rate authorized under applicable law (the “Maximum Rate”), and, without limiting the foregoing, in no event shall any rate of interest or default interest, or both of them, when aggregated with any other sums in the nature of interest that the Company may be obligated to pay under the Note or herein exceed such Maximum Rate. It is agreed that if the maximum contract rate of interest allowed by law and applicable to the Note is increased or decreased by statute or any official governmental action subsequent to the date hereof, the new maximum contract rate of interest allowed by law will be the Maximum Rate applicable to the Note from the effective date forward, unless such application is precluded by applicable law. If under any circumstances whatsoever, interest in excess of the Maximum Rate is paid by the Company to the Purchaser with respect to indebtedness evidenced by the Note, such excess shall be applied by the Purchaser to the unpaid principal balance of any such indebtedness or be refunded to the Company, the manner of handling such excess to be at the Purchaser’s election.

 

f) Headings. The headings of this Agreement are for convenience of reference only and shall not form part of, or affect the interpretation of, this Agreement.

 

g) Severability. In the event that any provision of this Agreement is invalid or unenforceable under any applicable statute or rule of law, then such provision shall be deemed inoperative to the extent that it may conflict therewith and shall be deemed modified to conform with such statute or rule of law. Any provision hereof which may prove invalid or unenforceable under any law shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision hereof.

 

h) Entire Agreement; Amendments. This Agreement and the instruments referenced herein contain the entire understanding of the parties with respect to the matters covered herein and therein and, except as specifically set forth herein or therein, neither the Company nor the Purchaser makes any representation, warranty, covenant or undertaking with respect to such matters. No provision of this Agreement may be waived or amended other than by an instrument in writing signed by the Purchaser.

 

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i) Notices. All notices, demands, requests, consents, approvals, and other communications required or permitted hereunder shall be in writing and, unless otherwise specified herein, shall be: (i) personally served, (ii) deposited in the mail, registered or certified, return receipt requested, postage prepaid, (iii) delivered by reputable air courier service with charges prepaid, or (iv) transmitted by hand delivery, telegram, email or facsimile, addressed as set forth below or to such other address as such party shall have specified most recently by written notice. Any notice or other communication required or permitted to be given hereunder shall be deemed effective (a) upon hand delivery or delivery by email or facsimile with accurate confirmation generated by the transmitting facsimile machine or computer, at the address, email address or facsimile number designated below (if delivered on a business day during normal business hours where such notice is to be received), or the first business day following such delivery (if delivered other than on a business day during normal business hours where such notice is to be received) or (b) on the second business day following the date of mailing by express courier service, fully prepaid, addressed to such address, or upon actual receipt of such mailing, whichever shall first occur. The addresses for such communications shall be:

 

  Purchaser: EMA Financial, LLC
    40 Wall Street, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10005
Attn: Felicia Preston
Email: admin@emafin.com
     
  Company: RespireRx Pharmaceuticals Inc.
    126 Valley Road, Suite C
Glen Rock, NJ 07452
Attn: Jeff Margolis, Chief Financial Officer
Email: jmargolis@respirerx.com
     
  Each party shall provide notice to the other party of any change in address.

 

j) Successors and Assigns. This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties and their successors and assigns. Neither the Company nor the Purchaser shall assign this Agreement or any rights or obligations hereunder without the prior written consent of the other. Notwithstanding the foregoing, subject to Section 2(f), the Purchaser may assign its rights hereunder to any person that purchases Securities in a private transaction from the Purchaser or to any of its “affiliates,” as that term is defined under the 1934 Act, without the consent of the Company.

 

k) Third Party Beneficiaries. This Agreement is intended for the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective permitted successors and assigns, and is not for the benefit of, nor may any provision hereof be enforced by, any other person.

 

l) Survival. The representations and warranties of the Company and the agreements and covenants set forth in this Agreement shall survive the Closing hereunder notwithstanding any due diligence investigation conducted by or on behalf of the Purchaser. The Company agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Purchaser and all their officers, directors, employees and agents for loss or damage arising as a result of or related to any breach or alleged breach by the Purchaser of any of its representations, warranties and covenants set forth in this Agreement or any of its covenants and obligations under this Agreement, including advancement of expenses as they are incurred.

 

m) Further Assurances. Each party shall do and perform, or cause to be done and performed, all such further acts and things, and shall execute and deliver all such other agreements, certificates, instruments and documents, as the other party may reasonably request in order to carry out the intent and accomplish the purposes of this Agreement and the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby.

 

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n) No Strict Construction. The language used in this Agreement will be deemed to be the language chosen by the parties to express their mutual intent, and no rules of strict construction will be applied against any party.

 

o) Remedies. The Company acknowledges that a breach by it of its obligations hereunder will cause irreparable harm to the Purchaser by vitiating the intent and purpose of the transaction contemplated hereby. Accordingly, the Company acknowledges that the remedy at law for a breach of its obligations under this Agreement will be inadequate and agrees, in the event of a breach or threatened breach by the Company of the provisions of this Agreement, that the Purchaser shall be entitled, in addition to all other available remedies at law or in equity, and in addition to the penalties assessable herein, to an injunction or injunctions restraining, preventing or curing any breach of this Agreement and to enforce specifically the terms and provisions hereof, without the necessity of showing economic loss and without any bond or other security being required.

 

p) Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in any number of counterparts, each of which when so executed and delivered shall be deemed to be an original and all of which together shall be deemed to be one and the same agreement. Any signature transmitted by facsimile, e-mail, or other electronic means shall be deemed to be an original signature.

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned Purchaser and the Company have caused this Agreement to be duly executed as of the date first above written.

 

RESPIRERX PHARMACEUTICALS INC.

 

By: /s/ Jeff E. Margolis  
Name:  Jeff Margolis  
Title: Chief Financial Officer  

 

EMA FINANCIAL, LLC

 

By: /s/ Felicia Preston  
Name:  Felicia Preston  
Title: Director  

 

GUARANTY

 

The undersigned subsidiary of the Company jointly and severally, absolutely, unconditionally and irrevocably, guarantees to the Purchaser and their respective successors, indorsees, transferees and assigns, the prompt and complete payment and performance by the Company when due (whether at the stated maturity, by acceleration or otherwise) of all amounts due under, and all other obligations under, the Note and Warrant. The undersigned subsidiary’s liability under this Guaranty shall be unlimited, open and continuous for so long as this Guaranty remains in force.

 

PIER PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.

 

By: /s/ Jeff E. Margolis  
Print Name: Jeff Margolis  
Title: Chief Financial Officer  

 

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NEITHER THE ISSUANCE AND SALE OF THE SECURITIES REPRESENTED BY THIS CERTIFICATE NOR THE SECURITIES INTO WHICH THESE SECURITIES ARE CONVERTIBLE HAVE BEEN REGISTERED UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED, OR APPLICABLE STATE SECURITIES LAWS. THE SECURITIES MAY NOT BE OFFERED FOR SALE, SOLD, TRANSFERRED OR ASSIGNED (I) IN THE ABSENCE OF (A) AN EFFECTIVE REGISTRATION STATEMENT FOR THE SECURITIES UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED, OR (B) AN OPINION OF COUNSEL (WHICH COUNSEL SHALL BE SELECTED BY THE HOLDER), IN A GENERALLY ACCEPTABLE FORM, THAT REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED UNDER SAID ACT OR (II) UNLESS SOLD PURSUANT TO RULE 144 OR RULE 144A UNDER SAID ACT. NOTWITHSTANDING THE FOREGOING, THE SECURITIES MAY BE PLEDGED IN CONNECTION WITH A BONA FIDE MARGIN ACCOUNT OR OTHER LOAN OR FINANCING ARRANGEMENT SECURED BY THE SECURITIES.

 

Principal Amount: $60,000.00 Issue Date: October 22, 2019

Purchase Price: $58,250.00

Original Issue Discount: $1,750.00

 

10% CONVERTIBLE NOTE

 

FOR VALUE RECEIVED, RESPIRERX PHARMACEUTICALS INC., a Delaware corporation (“Borrower” or “Company”) (Trading Symbol: RSPI), hereby promises to pay to the order of EMA FINANCIAL, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, or its registered assigns (the “Holder”), on July 22, 2020 (subject to extension as set forth below, the “Maturity Date”), the sum of $60,000.00 as set forth herein, together with interest on the unpaid principal balance hereof at the rate of ten percent (10%) per annum (the “Interest Rate”) from the date of issuance hereof until this Note plus any and all amounts due hereunder are paid in full, and any additional amounts set forth herein, including without limitation any Additional Principal (as defined herein). Interest shall be computed on the basis of a 365-day year and the actual number of days elapsed. Any amount of principal or interest on this Note which is not paid when due shall bear interest at the rate of twenty-four (24%) per annum from the due date thereof until the same is paid (“Default Interest”). All payments due hereunder shall be made in lawful money of the United States of America. All payments shall be made at such address as the Holder shall hereafter give to the Borrower by written notice made in accordance with the provisions of this Note. Whenever any amount expressed to be due by the terms of this Note is due on any day which is not a business day, the same shall instead be due on the next succeeding day which is a business day and, in the case of any interest payment date which is not the date on which this Note is paid in full, the extension of the due date thereof shall not be taken into account for purposes of determining the amount of interest due on such date. As used in this Note, the term “business day” shall mean any day other than a Saturday, Sunday or a day on which commercial banks in the city of New York, New York are authorized or required by law or executive order to remain closed. Each capitalized term used herein, and not otherwise defined, shall have the meaning ascribed thereto in that certain Securities Purchase Agreement entered into by and between the Company and Holder dated on or about the date hereof, pursuant to which this Note was originally issued (the “Purchase Agreement”). The Holder may, by written notice to the Borrower at least five (5) days before the Maturity Date (as may have been previously extended), extend the Maturity Date to up to one (1) year following the date of the original Maturity Date hereunder.

 

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This Note carries an original issue discount of $1,750.00 (the “OID”), to cover the Holder’s monitoring costs associated with the purchase and sale of the Note, which is included in the principal balance of this Note. Thus, the purchase price of this Note shall be $58,250.00, computed as follows: the Principal Amount minus the OID.

 

This Note is free from all taxes, liens, claims and encumbrances with respect to the issue thereof and shall not be subject to preemptive rights or other similar rights of shareholders of the Borrower and will not impose personal liability upon the holder thereof.

 

The following terms shall also apply to this Note:

 

ARTICLE I. CONVERSION RIGHTS

 

1.1. Conversion Right. The Holder shall have the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, at any time from time to time, to convert all or any part of the outstanding amount due under this Note (such outstanding amount includes but is not limited to the principal, interest and/or Default Interest accrued, plus any and all other amounts owed pursuant to the terms of this Note) into fully paid and non-assessable shares of Common Stock, as such Common Stock exists on the Issue Date, or any shares of capital stock or other securities of the Borrower into which such Common Stock shall hereafter be changed or reclassified at the conversion price (the “Conversion Price”) determined as provided herein (a “Conversion”); provided, however, that in no event shall the Holder be entitled to convert any portion of this Note in excess of that portion of this Note upon conversion of which the sum of (1) the number of shares of Common Stock beneficially owned by the Holder and its affiliates (other than shares of Common Stock which may be deemed beneficially owned through the ownership of the unconverted portion of the Notes or the unexercised or unconverted portion of any other security of the Borrower subject to a limitation on conversion or exercise analogous to the limitations contained herein) and (2) the number of shares of Common Stock issuable upon the conversion of the portion of this Note with respect to which the determination of this proviso is being made, would result in beneficial ownership by the Holder and its affiliates of more than 4.99% of the outstanding shares of Common Stock. For purposes of the proviso to the immediately preceding sentence, beneficial ownership shall be determined in accordance with Section 13(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), and Regulation 13D-G thereunder, except as otherwise provided in clause (1) of such proviso, provided, further, however, that the limitations on conversion may be waived by the Holder upon, at the election of the Holder, not less than 61 days’ prior notice to the Borrower, and the provisions of the conversion limitation shall continue to apply until such 61st day (or such later date, as determined by the Holder, as may be specified in such notice of waiver). The number of shares of Common Stock to be issued upon each Conversion of this Note (“Conversion Shares”) shall be determined by dividing the Conversion Amount (as defined below) by the applicable Conversion Price then in effect on the date specified in the notice of conversion, in the form attached hereto as Exhibit A (the “Notice of Conversion”), delivered to the Borrower by the Holder in accordance with Section 1.4 below; provided that the Notice of Conversion is submitted by facsimile or e-mail (or by other means resulting in, or reasonably expected to result in, notice) to the Borrower or Borrower’s transfer agent before 11:59 p.m., New York, New York time on such conversion date (the “Conversion Date”). The term “Conversion Amount” means, with respect to any Conversion of this Note, the sum of (1) the principal amount of this Note to be converted in such Conversion, plus (2) accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to be converted in such Conversion at the interest rates provided in this Note to the Conversion Date, plus (3) at the Holder’s option, Default Interest, if any, on the amounts referred to in the immediately preceding clauses (1) and/or (2), plus (4) any Additional Principal for such Conversion, plus (5) at the Holder’s option, any amounts owed to the Holder pursuant to Sections 1.2(c) and 1.4(g) hereof.

 

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1.2. Conversion Price.

 

a) Calculation of Conversion Price. The conversion price hereunder (the “Conversion Price”) per share shall equal the lower of: (i) the lowest closing price during the preceding twenty (20) Trading Day period ending on the latest complete Trading Day prior to the Issue Date of this Note (the “Closing Price”) or (ii) 60% of the lowest traded price (with respect to a trade of at least 100 shares of Common Stock) for the Common Stock on the Principal Market during the twenty (20) consecutive Trading Days on which at least 100 shares of Common Stock were traded including and immediately preceding the Conversion Date. If an Event of Default under Section 3.9 of the Note has occurred, Holder, in its sole discretion, may elect to use a Conversion Price equal to the lower of: (i) the closing price of the Common Stock on the Principal Market on the Trading Day immediately preceding the Issue Date or (ii) 60% of either the lowest traded price (with respect to a trade of at least 100 shares of Common Stock) or the closing bid price, whichever is lower for the Common Stock on the Principal Market during any Trading Day in which the Event of Default has not been cured. If such Common Stock is not traded on the OTCQX, OTCQB, OTC Pink, NASDAQ or NYSE, then such sale price shall be the sale price of such security on the principal securities exchange or trading market where such security is listed or traded or, if no sale price of such security is available in any of the foregoing manners, the average of the closing bid prices of any market makers for such security that are listed in the “pink sheets” by the National Quotation Bureau, Inc. If such sale price cannot be calculated for such security on such date in the manner provided above, such price shall be the fair market value as mutually determined by the Borrower and the Holder. If the Borrower’s Common stock is chilled for deposit at DTC, becomes chilled at any point while this Note remains outstanding or deposit or other additional fees are payable due to a Yield Sign, Stop Sign or other trading restrictions, or if the closing price at any time falls below $0.20 (as appropriately and equitably adjusted for stock splits, stock dividends, stock contributions and similar events), then an additional 15% discount will be attributed to the Conversion Price for any and all Conversions submitted thereafter. Additionally, the Borrower acknowledges that it will take all reasonable steps necessary or appropriate, including providing a board of directors resolution authorizing the issuance of common stock to Holder. So long as the requested sale may be made pursuant to Rule 144 or Section 4(a)(1) of the Securities Act, the Company agrees to accept an opinion of counsel to the Holder confirming the rights of the Holder to sell shares of Common Stock issuable or issued to Holder on conversion of this Note pursuant to Rule 144 as promulgated by the SEC (“Rule 144”) (or if applicable pursuant to Section 4(a)(1) of the Securities Act, as promulgated by the SEC). In addition, the Holder shall be entitled to deduct $600.00 from the conversion amount in each Notice of Conversion to cover Holder’s legal fees associated with each Notice of Conversion. “Trading Day” shall mean any day on which the Common Stock is tradable for any period on the OTC Pink or on the principal securities exchange, marketplace, or other securities market on which the Common Stock is then being traded. Additionally, if the Company ceases to be a reporting company pursuant to the 1934 Act at any time after the Issue Date or if the Note cannot be converted into free trading shares after 181 days from the issuance date, an additional 15% discount will be attributed to the Conversion Price for any and all Conversions submitted thereafter.

 

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b) If at any time the Conversion Price as determined hereunder for any Conversion would be less than the par value of the Common Stock, then the Conversion Price hereunder shall equal such par value for such Conversion and the Conversion Amount for such Conversion shall be increased to include Additional Principal, where “Additional Principal” means such additional amount to be added to the Conversion Amount to the extent necessary to cause the number of Conversion Shares issuable upon such Conversion to equal the same number of Conversion Shares as would have been issued had the Conversion Price not been subject to the minimum price set forth in this Section 1.2(b).

 

c) Without in any way limiting the Holder’s right to pursue other remedies, including actual damages and/or equitable relief, the parties agree that if delivery of the free trading shares of Common Stock issuable upon conversion of this Note is not delivered by the Deadline (as defined below) the Borrower shall pay to the Holder $250.00 per day in cash, for each day beyond the Deadline that the Borrower fails to deliver such Common Stock. Such cash amount shall be paid to Holder by the fifth day of the month following the month in which it has accrued or, at the option of the Holder, shall be added to the principal amount of this Note, in which event interest shall accrue thereon in accordance with the terms of this Note and such additional principal amount shall be convertible into Common Stock in accordance with the terms of this Note. The Borrower agrees that the right to convert this Note is a valuable right to the Holder. The damages resulting from a failure, attempt to frustrate, or interference with such conversion right are difficult if not impossible to quantify. Accordingly, the parties acknowledge that the liquidated damages provision contained in this Section are justified.

 

1.3. Authorized Shares. The Borrower covenants that the Borrower will at all times while this Note is outstanding reserve from its authorized and unissued Common Stock a sufficient number of shares, free from preemptive rights, to provide for the issuance of Common Stock upon the full conversion or adjustment of this Note. The Borrower is required at all times to have authorized and reserved six (6) times the number of shares that is actually issuable upon full conversion or adjustment of this Note (based on the Conversion Price of the Notes in effect from time to time)(the “Reserved Amount”). Initially, the Company will instruct the Transfer Agent to reserve 1,935,000 shares of common stock in the name of the Holder for issuance upon conversion hereof. The Borrower represents that upon issuance, such shares will be duly and validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable. In addition, if the Borrower shall issue any securities or make any change to its capital structure which would change the number of shares of Common Stock into which this Note shall be convertible at the then current Conversion Price, the Borrower shall at the same time make proper provision so that thereafter there shall be a sufficient number of shares of Common Stock authorized and reserved, free from preemptive rights, for conversion of this Note in full. So long as this Note is outstanding the Borrower shall instruct the Transfer Agent that upon Holder’s request it shall furnish to the Holder the then current number of common shares issued and outstanding, the then current number of common shares authorized, the then current number of unrestricted shares, and the then current number of shares reserved for third parties. The Borrower (i) acknowledges that it has irrevocably instructed its transfer agent to issue certificates for the Common Stock issuable upon conversion of this Note, and (ii) agrees that its issuance of this Note shall constitute full authority to its officers and agents who are charged with the duty of executing stock certificates to execute and issue the necessary certificates for shares of Common Stock in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Note.

 

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If, at any time the Borrower does not maintain the Reserved Amount it will be considered an Event of Default under Section 3.2 of the Note.

 

1.4. Method of Conversion.

 

a) Mechanics of Conversion. Subject to Section 1.1, this Note may be converted by the Holder in whole or in part at any time and from time to time after the Issue Date, by submitting to the Borrower or Borrower’s transfer agent a Notice of Conversion (by facsimile, e- mail or other reasonable means of communication dispatched on the Conversion Date prior to 11:59 p.m., New York, New York time).

 

b) Book Entry upon Conversion. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary set forth herein, upon conversion of this Note in accordance with the terms hereof, the Holder shall not be required to physically surrender this Note to the Borrower unless the entire unpaid balance of this Note is so converted. The Holder and the Borrower shall maintain records showing the principal amount so converted and the dates of such conversions or shall use such other method, reasonably satisfactory to the Holder and the Borrower, so as not to require physical surrender of this Note upon each such conversion. In the event of any dispute or discrepancy, such records of the Borrower shall, prima facie, be controlling and determinative in the absence of manifest error. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if any portion of this Note is converted as aforesaid, the Holder may not transfer this Note unless the Holder first physically surrenders this Note to the Borrower, whereupon the Borrower will forthwith issue and deliver upon the order of the Holder a new Note of like tenor, registered as the Holder (upon payment by the Holder of any applicable transfer taxes) may request, representing in the aggregate the remaining unpaid principal amount of this Note. The Holder and any assignee, by acceptance of this Note, acknowledge and agree that, by reason of the provisions of this paragraph, following conversion of a portion of this Note, the unpaid and unconverted principal amount of this Note represented by this Note may be less than the amount stated on the face hereof.

 

c) Payment of Taxes. The Borrower shall not be required to pay any tax which may be payable in respect of any transfer involved in the issue and delivery of shares of Common Stock or other securities or property on conversion of this Note in a name other than that of the Holder (or in street name), and the Borrower shall not be required to issue or deliver any such shares or other securities or property unless and until the person or persons (other than the Holder or the custodian in whose street name such shares are to be held for the Holder’s account) requesting the issuance thereof shall have paid to the Borrower the amount of any such tax or shall have established to the satisfaction of the Borrower that such tax has been paid.

 

d) Delivery of Common Stock upon Conversion. Upon receipt by the Borrower from the Holder of a facsimile transmission or e-mail (or other reasonable means of communication) of a Notice of Conversion meeting the requirements for conversion as provided in this Section 1.4, the Borrower shall issue and deliver or cause to be issued and delivered to or upon the order of the Holder certificates for the Common Stock issuable upon such conversion within one (1) business day after such receipt or such an event (the “Deadline”) (and, solely in the case of conversion of the entire unpaid principal amount hereof, surrender of this Note) in accordance with the terms hereof and the Purchase Agreement. The Holder shall be entitled to deduct $400.00 from the conversion amount in each Notice of Conversion to cover Holder’s deposit fees associated with each Notice of Conversion.

 

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e) Obligation of Borrower to Deliver Common Stock. Upon receipt by the Borrower of a duly and properly executed Notice of Conversion, the Holder shall be deemed to be the holder of record of the Common Stock issuable upon such conversion, the outstanding principal amount and the amount of accrued and unpaid interest on this Note shall be reduced to reflect such conversion or adjustment, and, unless the Borrower defaults on its obligations under this Article I, all rights with respect to the portion of this Note being so converted shall forthwith terminate except the right to receive the Common Stock or other securities, cash or other assets, as herein provided, on such conversion. If the Holder shall have given a Notice of Conversion as provided herein, the Borrower’s obligation to issue and deliver the certificates for Common Stock shall be absolute and unconditional, irrespective of the absence of any action by the Holder to enforce the same, any waiver or consent with respect to any provision thereof, the recovery of any judgment against any person or any action to enforce the same, any failure or delay in the enforcement of any other obligation of the Borrower to the holder of record, or any setoff, counterclaim, recoupment, limitation or termination, or any breach or alleged breach by the Holder of any obligation to the Borrower, and irrespective of any other circumstance which might otherwise limit such obligation of the Borrower to the Holder in connection with such conversion. The Conversion Date specified in the Notice of Conversion shall be the Conversion Date so long as the Notice of Conversion is sent by the Holder to the Borrower or Borrower’s transfer agent before 11:59 p.m., New York, New York time, on such date.

 

f) Delivery of Common Stock by Electronic Transfer. In lieu of delivering physical certificates representing the Common Stock issuable upon conversion, provided the Borrower is participating in the Depository Trust Company (“DTC”) Fast Automated Securities Transfer (“FAST”) program, upon request of the Holder and its compliance with the provisions contained in Section 1.1 and in this Section 1.4, the Borrower shall use its best efforts to cause its transfer agent to electronically transmit the Common Stock issuable upon conversion to the Holder by crediting the account of Holder’s Prime Broker with DTC through its Deposit Withdrawal Agent Commission (“DWAC”) system. In the event that the shares of the Borrower’s Common Stock are not deliverable via DWAC following the conversion of any amount hereunder, an additional 10% discount will be attributed to the Conversion Price.

 

g) Failure to Deliver Common Stock Prior to Deadline. Without in any way limiting the Holder’s right to pursue other remedies, including actual damages and/or equitable relief, the parties agree that if delivery of the Common Stock issuable upon conversion or adjustment of this Note is not delivered by the Deadline, the Borrower shall pay to the Holder $250.00 per day in cash, for each day beyond the Deadline that the Borrower fails to deliver such Common Stock to the Holder. Such cash amount shall be paid to Holder by the fifth day of the month following the month in which it has accrued or, at the option of the Holder, shall be added to the principal amount of this Note, in which event interest shall accrue thereon in accordance with the terms of this Note and such additional principal amount shall be convertible into Common Stock in accordance with the terms of this Note. The Borrower agrees that the right to convert and/or receive shares in the event of an adjustment is a valuable right to the Holder. The damages resulting from a failure, attempt to frustrate, or interference with such conversion or adjustment right are difficult if not impossible to quantify. Accordingly, the parties acknowledge that the liquidated damages provision contained in this Section 1.4(g) are justified.

 

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h) The Borrower acknowledges that it will take all reasonable steps necessary or appropriate, including accepting an opinion of counsel to Holder confirming the rights of Holder to sell shares of Common Stock issued to Holder on conversion or adjustment of the Note pursuant to Rule 144 as promulgated by the SEC (“Rule 144”), as such Rule may be in effect from time to time. So long as the requested sale may be made pursuant to Rule 144 the Borrower agrees to accept an opinion of counsel to the Holder which opinion will be issued at the Borrower’s expense.

 

i) Charges and Expenses. Issuance of Common Stock to Holder, or any of its assignees, upon the conversion of this Note shall be made without charge to the Holder for any issuance fee, transfer tax, legal opinion and related charges, postage/mailing charge or any other expense with respect to the issuance of such Common Stock. Company shall pay all Transfer Agent fees incurred from the reservation and issuance of the Common Stock to Holder, as well as any and all other fees and charges required by the Transfer Agent as a condition to effectuate such issuance. That notwithstanding, the Holder may in the interest of securing issuance and/or delivery of Common Stock before the Deadline, at any time from time to time, in its sole discretion elect to pay any such fees or charges upfront, and Company agrees that any such fees or charges as noted in this Section that are paid by the Holder (whether from the Company’s delays, outright refusal to pay, Holder’s interest in securing issuance and/or delivery of Common Stock before the Deadline, or otherwise), will be at Company’s expense, and the conversion amount will automatically be reduced by that dollar amount to cover the cost of the fees or charges as noted in this Section.

 

1.5. Restricted Securities. The shares of Common Stock issuable upon conversion or adjustment of this Note may not be sold or transferred unless (i) such shares are sold pursuant to an effective registration statement under the Act or (ii) the Borrower or its transfer agent shall have been furnished with an opinion of counsel (which opinion shall be in form, substance and scope customary for opinions of counsel in comparable transactions) to the effect that the shares to be sold or transferred may be sold or transferred pursuant to an exemption from such registration or (iii) such shares are sold or transferred pursuant to Rule 144 under the Act (or a successor rule) (“Rule 144”) or (iv) such shares are transferred to an “affiliate” (as defined in Rule 144) of the Borrower who agrees to sell or otherwise transfer the shares only in accordance with this Section 1.5 and who is an Accredited Investor (as defined in the Purchase Agreement). Any legend set forth on any stock certificate evidencing any Conversion Shares shall be removed and the Borrower shall issue to the Holder a new certificate therefore free of any transfer legend if (i) the Borrower or its transfer agent shall have received an opinion of counsel form, substance and scope customary for opinions of counsel in comparable transactions, to the effect that a public sale or transfer of such Common Stock may be made without registration under the Act, which opinion shall be reasonably acceptable to the Company, or (ii) in the case of the Common Stock issued or issuable upon conversion of this Note, such security is registered for sale by the Holder under an effective registration statement filed under the Act or otherwise may be sold pursuant to Rule 144 without any restriction as to the number of securities as of a particular date that can then be immediately sold.

 

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1.6. Effect of Certain Events.

 

a) Effect of Merger, Consolidation, Etc. At the option of the Holder, the sale, conveyance or disposition of all or substantially all of the assets of the Borrower, the effectuation by the Borrower of a transaction or series of related transactions in which more than 50% of the voting power of the Borrower is disposed of, or the consolidation, merger or other business combination of the Borrower with or into any other Person (as defined below) or Persons when the Borrower is not the survivor shall either: (i) be deemed to be an Event of Default (as defined in Article III) pursuant to which the Borrower shall be required to pay to the Holder upon the consummation of and as a condition to such transaction an amount equal to the Default Amount (as defined in Article III) or (ii) be treated pursuant to Section 1.6(b) hereof. “Person” shall mean any individual, corporation, limited liability company, partnership, association, trust or other entity or organization.

 

b) Adjustment Due to Merger, Consolidation, Etc. If, at any time when this Note is issued and outstanding and prior to conversion of all of the Notes, there shall be any merger, consolidation, exchange of shares, recapitalization, reorganization, or other similar event, as a result of which shares of Common Stock of the Borrower shall be changed into the same or a different number of shares of another class or classes of stock or securities of the Borrower or another entity, or in case of any sale or conveyance of all or substantially all of the assets of the Borrower other than in connection with a plan of complete liquidation of the Borrower, then the Holder of this Note shall thereafter have the right to receive upon conversion of this Note, upon the basis and upon the terms and conditions specified herein and in lieu of the shares of Common Stock immediately theretofore issuable upon conversion, such stock, securities or assets which the Holder would have been entitled to receive in such transaction had this Note been converted in full immediately prior to such transaction (without regard to any limitations on conversion set forth herein), and in any such case appropriate provisions shall be made with respect to the rights and interests of the Holder of this Note to the end that the provisions hereof (including, without limitation, provisions for adjustment of the Conversion Price and of the number of shares issuable upon conversion of the Note) shall thereafter be applicable, as nearly as may be practicable in relation to any securities or assets thereafter deliverable upon the conversion hereof. The Borrower shall not affect any transaction described in this Section 1.6(b) unless (a) it first gives, to the extent practicable, thirty (30) days prior written notice (but in any event at least fifteen (15) days prior written notice) of the record date of the special meeting of shareholders to approve, or if there is no such record date, the consummation of, such merger, consolidation, exchange of shares, recapitalization, reorganization or other similar event or sale of assets (during which time, for clarification, the Holder shall be entitled to convert this Note) and (b) the resulting successor or acquiring entity assumes by written instrument the obligations of this Section 1.6(b). The above provisions shall similarly apply to successive consolidations, mergers, sales, transfers or share exchanges.

 

c) Adjustment Due to Distribution. If the Borrower shall declare or make any distribution of its assets (or rights to acquire its assets) to holders of Common Stock as a dividend, stock repurchase, by way of return of capital or otherwise (including any dividend or distribution to the Borrower’s shareholders in cash or shares (or rights to acquire shares) of capital stock of a subsidiary (i.e., a spin-off)) (a “Distribution”), then the Holder of this Note shall be entitled, upon any conversion of this Note as of or after (in the event of a stock dividend) the date of record for determining shareholders entitled to such Distribution, to receive the amount of such assets which would have been payable to the Holder with respect to the shares of Common Stock issuable upon such conversion had such Holder been the holder of such shares of Common Stock on the record date for the determination of shareholders entitled to such Distribution. Such assets shall be held in escrow by the Company pending any such conversion

 

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d) Purchase Rights. If, at any time when any Notes are issued and outstanding, the Borrower issues any convertible securities or rights to purchase stock, warrants, securities or other property (the “Purchase Rights”) pro rata to the record holders of any class of Common Stock, then the Holder of this Note will be entitled to acquire, upon the terms applicable to such Purchase Rights, the aggregate Purchase Rights which such Holder could have acquired if such Holder had held the number of shares of Common Stock acquirable upon complete conversion of this Note (without regard to any limitations on conversion contained herein) immediately before the date on which a record is taken for the grant, issuance or sale of such Purchase Rights or, if no such record is taken, the date as of which the record holders of Common Stock are to be determined for the grant, issue or sale of such Purchase Rights.

 

e) Stock Dividends and Stock Splits. If the Company, at any time while this Note is outstanding: (A) pays a stock dividend or otherwise makes a distribution or distributions payable in shares of Common Stock on shares of Common Stock or any securities convertible into or exercisable for Common Stock; (B) subdivides outstanding shares of Common Stock into a larger number of shares; (C) combines (including by way of a reverse stock split) outstanding shares of Common Stock into a smaller number of shares; or (D) issues, in the event of a reclassification of shares of the Common Stock, any shares of capital stock of the Company, then the Conversion Price (and each sale or bid price used in determining the Conversion Price) shall be subject to equitable adjustments for such events.

 

f) Any adjustment made pursuant to this Section shall become effective immediately after the record date for the determination of stockholders entitled to receive such dividend or distribution and shall become effective immediately after the effective date in the case of a subdivision, combination or re-classification.

 

g) Notice of Adjustments. Upon the occurrence of each adjustment or readjustment of the Conversion Price as a result of the events described in this Section 1.6, the Borrower, at its expense, shall promptly compute such adjustment or readjustment and prepare and furnish to the Holder a certificate setting forth such adjustment or readjustment and showing in detail the facts upon which such adjustment or readjustment is based. The Borrower shall, upon the written request at any time of the Holder, furnish to such Holder a like certificate setting forth (i) such adjustment or readjustment, (ii) the Conversion Price at the time in effect and (iii) the number of shares of Common Stock and the amount, if any, of other securities or property which at the time would be received upon conversion of the Note.

 

1.7. Revocation. If any Conversion Shares are not received by the Deadline, the Holder may revoke the applicable Conversion pursuant to which such Conversion Shares were issuable. This Note shall remain convertible after the Maturity Date hereof until this Note is repaid or converted in full.

 

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1.8. Prepayment. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Note, subject to the terms of this Section, at any time during the period beginning on the Issue Date and ending on the date which is one hundred eighty (180) calendar days following the Issue Date (“Prepayment Termination Date”), Borrower shall have the right, exercisable on not less than five (5) Trading Days prior written notice to the Holder of this Note, to prepay up to the outstanding balance on this Note (principal and accrued interest), in full, in accordance with this Section. Any notice of prepayment hereunder (an “Optional Prepayment Notice”) shall be delivered to the Holder of the Note at its registered addresses and shall state: (1) that the Borrower is exercising its right to prepay the Note, and (2) the date of prepayment which shall be not more than fifteen (15) Trading Days from the date of the Optional Prepayment Notice; and (3) the amount (in dollars) that the Borrower is paying. Notwithstanding Holder’s receipt of the Optional Prepayment Notice the Holder may convert, or continue to convert the Note in whole or in part until the Optional Prepayment Amount (as defined herein) is paid to the Holder. On the date fixed for prepayment (the “Optional Prepayment Date”), the Borrower shall make payment of the Optional Prepayment Amount (as defined below) to or upon the order of the Holder as specified by the Holder in writing to the Borrower at least one (1) business day prior to the Optional Prepayment Date. If the Borrower exercises its right to prepay the Note, the Borrower shall make payment to the Holder of an amount in cash (the “Optional Prepayment Amount”) equal to the Prepayment Factor (as defined below), multiplied by the sum of: (w) the then outstanding principal amount of this Note plus (x) accrued and unpaid interest on the unpaid principal amount of this Note to the Optional Prepayment Date plus (y) Default Interest, if any, on the amounts referred to in clauses (w) and (x) plus (z) any amounts owed to the Holder pursuant to Sections 1.3 and 1.4(g) hereof. If the Borrower delivers an Optional Prepayment Notice and fails to pay the Optional Prepayment Amount due to the Holder of the Note within two (2) business days following the Optional Prepayment Date, the Borrower shall forever forfeit its right to prepay the Note pursuant to this Section. After the Prepayment Termination Date, the Borrower shall have no right to prepay this Note. For purposes hereof, the “Prepayment Factor” shall equal the percentage set forth below with respect to each Optional Prepayment Date beside such Prepayment Factor:

 

The Prepayment Factor is:   If the Optional Prepayment Date occurs:
     
115%   1-60 calendar days after the Issue Date
125%   61-120 calendar days after the Issue Date
130%   121-180 calendar days after the Issue Date

 

ARTICLE II. CERTAIN COVENANTS

 

2.1. Distributions on Capital Stock. So long as the Borrower shall have any obligation under this Note, the Borrower shall not without the Holder’s written consent (a) pay, declare or set apart for such payment, any dividend or other distribution (whether in cash, property or other securities) on shares of capital stock other than dividends on shares of Common Stock solely in the form of additional shares of Common Stock or (b) directly or indirectly or through any subsidiary make any other payment or distribution in respect of its capital stock except for distributions pursuant to any shareholders’ rights plan which is approved by a majority of the Borrower’s disinterested directors.

 

2.2. Restriction on Stock Repurchases. So long as the Borrower shall have any obligation under this Note, the Borrower shall not without the Holder’s written consent redeem, repurchase or otherwise acquire (whether for cash or in exchange for property or other securities or otherwise) in any one transaction or series of related transactions any shares of capital stock of the Borrower or any warrants, rights or options to purchase or acquire any such shares.

 

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2.3. Borrowings; Liens. Notwithstanding section 4(l) of the Purchase Agreement, so long as the Borrower shall have any obligation under this Note, the Borrower shall not create, incur, assume guarantee, endorse, contingently agree to purchase or otherwise become liable upon the obligation of any person, firm, partnership, joint venture or corporation, except by the endorsement of negotiable instruments for deposit or collection, or suffer to exist any liability for borrowed money, except (a) borrowings in existence or committed on the date hereof and of which the Borrower has informed Holder in writing prior to the date hereof, or (b) indebtedness to trade creditors or financial institutions incurred in the ordinary course of business.

 

2.4. Sale of Assets. So long as the Borrower shall have any obligation under this Note, the Borrower shall not, without the Holder’s written consent, sell, lease or otherwise dispose of any significant portion of its assets outside the ordinary course of business. Any consent to the disposition of any assets may be conditioned on a specified use of the proceeds of disposition.

 

2.5. Advances and Loans. So long as the Borrower shall have any obligation under this Note, the Borrower shall not, without the Holder’s written consent, lend money, give credit or make advances to any person, firm, joint venture or corporation, including, without limitation, officers, directors, employees, subsidiaries and affiliates of the Borrower, except loans, credits or advances in existence or committed on the date hereof and which the Borrower has informed Holder in writing prior to the date hereof.

 

2.6. Charter. So long as the Borrower shall have any obligations under this Note, the Borrower shall not amend its charter documents, including without limitation its certificate of incorporation and bylaws, in any manner that materially and adversely affects any rights of the Holder.

 

2.7. Transfer Agent. The Borrower shall not change its transfer agent without the prior written consent of the Holder. Any replacement of the transfer agent by the Borrower, or resignation by the transfer agent without a replacement transfer agent consented to by the Holder prior to such replacement taking effect shall constitute an Event of Default hereunder.

 

2.8. Section 3(a)(9) or 3(a)(10) Transaction. So long as this Note is outstanding, the Borrower shall not enter into any transaction or arrangement structured in accordance with, based upon, or related or pursuant to, in whole or in part, either Section 3(a)(9) of the Securities Act (a “3(a)(9) Transaction”) or Section 3(a)(l0) of the Securities Act (a “3(a)(l0) Transaction”). In the event that the Borrower does enter into, or makes any issuance of Common Stock related to a 3(a)(9) Transaction or a 3(a)(10) Transaction while this Note is outstanding, a liquidated damages charge of 25% of the outstanding principal balance of this Note, but not less than Fifteen Thousand Dollars $15,000, will be assessed and will become immediately due and payable to the Holder at its election in the form of cash payment or addition to the balance of this Note.

 

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ARTICLE III. EVENTS OF DEFAULT

 

Any one or more of the following events which shall occur and/or be continuing shall constitute an event of default (each, an “Event of Default”):

 

3.1. Failure to Pay Principal or Interest. The Borrower fails to pay the principal hereof or interest thereon when due on this Note, whether at maturity, upon acceleration or otherwise.

 

3.2. Conversion and the Shares. The Borrower fails to reserve the Reserved Amount under this Note at all times for the Holder, issue shares of Common Stock to the Holder (or announces or threatens in writing that it will not honor its obligation to do so at any time following the execution hereof or) upon exercise by the Holder of the conversion rights of the Holder in accordance with the terms of this Note, fails to transfer or cause its transfer agent to transfer (issue) (electronically or in certificated form) any certificate for shares of Common Stock issued to the Holder upon conversion of or otherwise pursuant to this Note as and when required by this Note, the Borrower directs its transfer agent not to transfer or delays, impairs, and/or hinders its transfer agent in transferring (or issuing) (electronically or in certificated form) any certificate for shares of Common Stock to be issued to the Holder upon conversion of or otherwise pursuant to this Note as and when required by this Note, or fails to remove (or directs its transfer agent not to remove or impairs, delays, and/or hinders its transfer agent from removing) any restrictive legend (or to withdraw any stop transfer instructions in respect thereof) on any certificate for any shares of Common Stock issued to the Holder upon conversion of or otherwise pursuant to this Note as and when required by this Note (or makes any written announcement, statement or threat that it does not intend to honor the obligations described in this paragraph) and any such failure shall continue uncured (or any written announcement, statement or threat not to honor its obligations shall not be rescinded in writing) for three (3) business days after the Holder shall have delivered a Notice of Conversion. It is an obligation of the Borrower to remain current in its obligations to its transfer agent. It shall be an event of default of this Note, if a conversion of this Note is delayed, hindered or frustrated due to a balance owed by the Borrower to its transfer agent. If at the option of the Holder, the Holder advances any funds to the Borrower’s transfer agent in order to process a conversion, such advanced funds shall be paid by the Borrower to the Holder within forty eight (48) hours of a demand from the Holder.

 

3.3. Breach of Covenants. The Borrower breaches any material covenant or other material term or condition contained in this Note and any collateral documents including but not limited to the Purchase Agreement and such breach continues for a period of three (3) days after written notice (via email) thereof to the Borrower from the Holder.

 

3.4. Breach of Representations and Warranties. Any representation or warranty of the Borrower made herein or in any agreement, statement, certificate, or any other document given in writing pursuant hereto or in connection herewith (including, without limitation, the Purchase Agreement, and/or the due diligence questionnaire provided by the Borrower to the Holder on or around the Issue Date), shall be false or misleading in any material respect when made and/ or the breach of which has (or with the passage of time will have) a material adverse effect on the rights of the Holder with respect to this Note or the Purchase Agreement.

 

3.5. Receiver or Trustee. The Borrower or any subsidiary of the Borrower shall make an assignment for the benefit of creditors, or apply for or consent to the appointment of a receiver or trustee for it or for a substantial part of its property or business, or such a receiver or trustee shall otherwise be appointed.

 

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3.6. Judgments. Any money judgment, writ or similar process shall be entered or filed against the Borrower or any subsidiary of the Borrower or any of its property or other assets for more than $50,000, and shall remain unvacated, unbonded or unstayed for a period of twenty (20) days unless otherwise consented to by the Holder, which consent will not be unreasonably withheld.

 

3.7. Bankruptcy. Bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization or liquidation proceedings or other proceedings, voluntary or involuntary, for relief under any bankruptcy law or any law for the relief of debtors shall be instituted by or against the Borrower or any subsidiary of the Borrower.

 

3.8. Delisting of Common Stock. The Borrower shall fail to maintain the listing of the Common Stock on at least one of the OTCQX, OTCQB, OTC Pink or an equivalent replacement marketplace or exchange, NASDAQ, the NYSE or AMEX.

 

3.9. Failure to Comply with the Exchange Act. The Borrower shall fail to comply in any material respect with the reporting requirements of the Exchange Act; and/or the Borrower shall cease to be subject to the reporting requirements of the Exchange Act.

 

3.10. Liquidation. Any dissolution, liquidation, or winding up of Borrower or any substantial portion of its business.

 

3.11. Cessation of Operations. Any cessation of operations by Borrower or Borrower admits it is otherwise generally unable to pay its debts as such debts become due, provided, however, that any disclosure of the Borrower’s ability to continue as a “going concern” shall not be an admission that the Borrower cannot pay its debts as they become due.

 

3.12. Maintenance of Assets. The failure by Borrower, during the term of this Note, to maintain any material intellectual property rights, personal, real property or other assets which are necessary to conduct its business (whether now or in the future).

 

3.13. Financial Statement Restatement. The restatement of any financial statements filed by the Borrower with the SEC for any date or period from two years prior to the Issue Date of this Note and until this Note is no longer outstanding, if the result of such restatement would, by comparison to the unrestated financial statement, have constituted a material adverse effect on the rights of the Holder with respect to this Note or the Purchase Agreement.

 

3.14. Reverse Splits. The Borrower effectuates a reverse split of its Common Stock without twenty (20) days prior written notice to the Holder.

 

3.15. Replacement of Transfer Agent. In the event that the Borrower proposes to replace its transfer agent, the Borrower fails to provide, prior to the effective date of such replacement, a fully executed Irrevocable Transfer Agent Instructions in a form as initially delivered pursuant to the Purchase Agreement (including but not limited to the provision to irrevocably reserve shares of Common Stock in the Reserved Amount) signed by the successor transfer agent to Borrower and the Borrower.

 

3.16. Cross-Default. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Note or the other related or companion documents, a breach or default by the Borrower of any covenant or other term or condition contained in any of the Other Agreements, after the passage of all applicable notice and cure or grace periods, shall, at the option of the Holder, be considered a default under this Note and the Other Agreements, in which event the Holder shall be entitled (but in no event required) to apply all rights and remedies of the Holder under the terms of this Note and the Other Agreements by reason of a default under said Other Agreement or hereunder. “Other Agreements” means, collectively, all agreements and instruments between, among or by: (1) the Borrower, and, or for the benefit of, (2) the Holder and any affiliate of the Holder, including, without limitation, promissory notes; provided, however, the term “Other Agreements” shall not include the related or companion documents to this Note. Each of the loan transactions will be cross-defaulted with each other loan transaction and with all other existing and future debt of Borrower to the Holder.

 

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3.17. Inside Information. The Borrower or its officers, directors, and/or affiliates attempt to transmit, convey, disclose, or any actual transmittal, conveyance, or disclosure by the Borrower or its officers, directors, and/or affiliates of, material non-public information concerning the Borrower, to the Holder or its successors and assigns, which is not immediately cured by Borrower’s filing of a Form 8-K pursuant to Regulation FD on that same date.

 

3.18. Bid Price. The Borrower shall lose the “bid” price for its Common Stock ($0.0001 on the “Ask” with zero market makers on the “Bid” per Level 2) and/or a market (including the OTC Pink, OTCQB or an equivalent replacement exchange).

 

3.19. Delisting or Suspension of Trading of Common Stock. If, at any time on or after the Issue Date, the Borrower’s Common Stock (i) is suspended from trading, (ii) halted from trading, and/or (iii) fails to be quoted or listed (as applicable) on any level of the OTC Markets, any tier of the NASDAQ Stock Market, the New York Stock Exchange, or the NYSE MKT.

 

3.20. Unavailability of Rule 144. If, at any time on or after the date which is six (6) months after the Issue Date, the Holder is unable to (i) obtain a standard “144 legal opinion letter” from an attorney reasonably acceptable to the Holder, the Holder’s brokerage firm (and respective clearing firm), and the Borrower’s transfer agent in order to facilitate the Holder’s conversion of any portion of the Note into free trading shares of the Borrower’s Common Stock pursuant to Rule 144, and/or (ii) thereupon deposit such shares into the Holder’s brokerage account.

 

Upon the occurrence of any Event of Default specified in Article III of the Note, the Note shall become immediately and automatically due and payable without demand, presentment or notice and the Borrower shall pay to the Holder, in full satisfaction of its obligations hereunder, an amount equal to the greater of (i) 200% times the sum of (w) the then outstanding principal amount of this Note plus (x) accrued and unpaid interest on the unpaid principal amount of this Note to the date of payment (the “Mandatory Repayment Date”) plus (y) Default Interest, if any, on the amounts referred to in clauses (w) and/or (x) plus (z) any amounts owed to the Holder pursuant to Section and 1.4(g) hereof (the then outstanding principal amount of this Note to the date of payment plus the amounts referred to in clauses (x), (y) and (z) shall collectively be known as the “Default Sum”) or (ii) the “parity value” of the Default Sum to be prepaid, where parity value means (a) the highest number of shares of Common Stock issuable upon conversion of or otherwise pursuant to such Default Sum in accordance with Article I, treating the Trading Day immediately preceding the Mandatory Repayment Date as the “Conversion Date” for purposes of determining the lowest applicable Conversion Price, unless the Default Event arises as a result of a breach in respect of a specific Conversion Date in which case such Conversion Date shall be the Conversion Date), multiplied by (b) the highest closing price for the Common Stock during the period beginning on the date of first occurrence of the Event of Default and ending one day prior to the Mandatory Repayment Date (the “Default Amount”) and all other amounts payable hereunder shall immediately become due and payable, all without demand, presentment or notice, all of which hereby are expressly waived, together with all costs, including, without limitation, legal fees and expenses, of collection, and the Holder shall be entitled to exercise all other rights and remedies available at law or in equity. If at any time while this Note is outstanding the Borrower’s Common Stock trades below $0.01, the principal amount of the Note shall automatically and without further action increase by twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000).

 

The Holder shall have the right at any time after the occurrence of an Event of Default, to require the Borrower, to immediately issue, in lieu of the Default Amount and/or Default Sum, the number of shares of Common Stock of the Borrower equal to the Default Amount and/or Default Sum divided by the Conversion Price then in effect, subject to issuance in tranches due to the beneficial ownership limitations provided in this Note.

 

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ARTICLE IV. MISCELLANEOUS

 

4.1. Failure or Indulgence Not Waiver. No failure or delay on the part of the Holder in the exercise of any power, right or privilege hereunder shall operate as a waiver thereof, nor shall any single or partial exercise of any such power, right or privilege preclude other or further exercise thereof or of any other right, power or privileges. All rights and remedies existing hereunder are cumulative to, and not exclusive of, any rights or remedies otherwise available.

 

4.2. Notices. All notices, demands, requests, consents, approvals, and other communications required or permitted hereunder shall be in writing and, unless otherwise specified herein, shall be (i) personally served, (ii) deposited in the mail, registered or certified, return receipt requested, postage prepaid, (iii) delivered by reputable air courier service with charges prepaid, or (iv) transmitted by hand delivery, telegram, email or facsimile, addressed as set forth below or to such other address as such party shall have specified most recently by written notice. Any notice or other communication required or permitted to be given hereunder shall be deemed effective (a) upon hand delivery or delivery by facsimile or email, with accurate confirmation generated by the transmitting facsimile machine or computer, at the address, email or number designated in the Purchase Agreement (if delivered on a business day during normal business hours where such notice is to be received), or the first business day following such delivery (if delivered other than on a business day during normal business hours where such notice is to be received) or (b) on the second business day following the date of mailing by express courier service, fully prepaid, addressed to such address, or upon actual receipt of such mailing, whichever shall first occur.

 

4.3. Amendments. This Note and any provision hereof may only be amended by an instrument in writing signed by the Borrower and the Holder. The term “Note” and all reference thereto, as used throughout this instrument, shall mean this instrument (and the other Notes issued pursuant to the Purchase Agreement) as originally executed, or if later amended or supplemented, then as so amended or supplemented.

 

4.4. Assignability. This Note shall be binding upon the Borrower and its successors and assigns, and shall inure to be the benefit of the Holder and its successors and assigns. Each transferee of this Note must be an “accredited investor” (as defined in Rule 501(a) of the 1933 Act). Notwithstanding anything in this Note to the contrary, this Note may be pledged as collateral in connection with a bona fide margin account or other lending arrangement.

 

4.5. Cost of Collection. If default is made in the payment of this Note, the Borrower shall pay the Holder hereof costs of collection, including reasonable attorneys’ fees.

 

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4.6. Governing Law. This Note shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Delaware without regard to conflicts of laws principles that would result in the application of the substantive laws of another jurisdiction. Any action brought by either party against the other concerning the transactions contemplated by this Agreement must be brought only in the civil or state courts located in the State and county of New York or in the federal courts located in the State and county of New York. Both parties and the individual signing this Agreement on behalf of the Borrower agree to submit to the jurisdiction of such courts. The prevailing party shall be entitled to recover from the other party its reasonable attorney’s fees and costs. In the event that any provision of this Note is invalid or unenforceable under any applicable statute or rule of law, then such provision shall be deemed inoperative to the extent that it may conflict therewith and shall be deemed modified to conform with such statute or rule of law. Any such provision which may prove invalid or unenforceable under any law shall not affect the validity or unenforceability of any other provision of this Note. Nothing contained herein shall be deemed or operate to preclude the Holder from bringing suit or taking other legal action against the Borrower in any other jurisdiction to collect on the Borrower’s obligations to Holder, to realize on any collateral or any other security for such obligations, or to enforce a judgment or other decision in favor of the Holder. This Note shall be deemed an unconditional obligation of Borrower for the payment of money and, without limitation to any other remedies of Holder, may be enforced against Borrower by summary proceeding pursuant to New York Civil Procedure Law and Rules Section 3213 or any similar rule or statute in the jurisdiction where enforcement is sought. For purposes of such rule or statute, any other document or agreement to which Holder and Borrower are parties or which Borrower delivered to Holder, which may be convenient or necessary to determine Holder’s rights hereunder or Borrower’s obligations to Holder are deemed a part of this Note, whether or not such other document or agreement was delivered together herewith or was executed apart from this Note.

 

4.7. Certain Amounts. Whenever pursuant to this Note the Borrower is required to pay an amount in excess of the outstanding principal amount (or the portion thereof required to be paid at that time) plus accrued and unpaid interest plus Default Interest on such interest, the Borrower and the Holder agree that the actual damages to the Holder from the receipt of cash payment on this Note may be difficult to determine and the amount to be so paid by the Borrower represents stipulated damages and not a penalty and is intended to compensate the Holder in part for loss of the opportunity to convert this Note and to earn a return from the sale of shares of Common Stock acquired upon conversion of this Note at a price in excess of the price paid for such shares pursuant to this Note. The Borrower and the Holder hereby agree that such amount of stipulated damages is not plainly disproportionate to the possible loss to the Holder from the receipt of a cash payment without the opportunity to convert this Note into shares of Common Stock.

 

4.8. Disclosure. Upon receipt or delivery by the Company of any notice in accordance with the terms of this Note, unless the Company has in good faith determined that the matters relating to such notice do not constitute material, non-public information relating to the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, the Company shall within one (1) Trading Day after any such receipt or delivery, publicly disclose such material, non-public information on a Current Report on Form 8-K or otherwise. In the event that the Company believes that a notice contains material, non- public information relating to the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, the Company so shall indicate to such Holder contemporaneously with delivery of such notice, and in the absence of any such indication, the Holder shall be allowed to presume that all matters relating to such notice do not constitute material, non-public information relating to the Company or its Subsidiaries.

 

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4.9. Notice of Corporate Events. Except as otherwise provided below, the Holder of this Note shall have no rights as a Holder of Common Stock unless and only to the extent that it converts this Note into Common Stock. The Borrower shall provide the Holder with prior notification of any meeting of the Borrower’s shareholders (and copies of proxy materials and other information sent to shareholders). In the event of any taking by the Borrower of a record of its shareholders for the purpose of determining shareholders who are entitled to receive payment of any dividend or other distribution, any right to subscribe for, purchase or otherwise acquire (including by way of merger, consolidation, reclassification or recapitalization) any share of any class or any other securities or property, or to receive any other right, or for the purpose of determining shareholders who are entitled to vote in connection with any proposed sale, lease or conveyance of all or substantially all of the assets of the Borrower or any proposed liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Borrower, the Borrower shall mail a notice to the Holder, at least twenty (20) days prior to the record date specified therein (or thirty (30) days prior to the consummation of the transaction or event, whichever is earlier), of the date on which any such record is to be taken for the purpose of such dividend, distribution, right or other event, and a brief statement regarding the amount and character of such dividend, distribution, right or other event to the extent known at such time. The Borrower shall make a public announcement of any event requiring notification to the Holder hereunder substantially simultaneously with the notification to the Holder in accordance with the terms of this Section 4.9.

 

4.10. Remedies. The Borrower acknowledges that a breach by it of its obligations hereunder will cause irreparable harm to the Holder, by vitiating the intent and purpose of the transaction contemplated hereby. Accordingly, the Borrower acknowledges that the remedy at law for a breach of its obligations under this Note will be inadequate and agrees, in the event of a breach or threatened breach by the Borrower of the provisions of this Note, that the Holder shall be entitled, in addition to all other available remedies at law or in equity, and in addition to the penalties assessable herein, to an injunction or injunctions restraining, preventing or curing any breach of this Note and to enforce specifically the terms and provisions thereof, without the necessity of showing economic loss and without any bond or other security being required.

 

4.11. Usury. This Note shall be subject to the anti-usury limitations contained in the Purchase Agreement.

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, Borrower has caused this Note to be signed in its name by its duly authorized officer as of the Issue Date first set forth above.

 

RESPIRERX PHARMACEUTICALS INC.

 

By: /s/ Jeff. E. Margolis  
Name: Jeff Margolis  
Title: Chief Financial Officer  

 

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EXHIBIT A
NOTICE OF CONVERSION

 

The undersigned hereby elects to convert principal under the 10% convertible note of RespireRx Pharmaceuticals Inc., a Delaware corporation (the Company”), into shares of common stock (the “Common Stock”), of the Company according to the conditions hereof, as of the date written below. If shares of Common Stock are to be issued in the name of a person other than the undersigned, the undersigned will pay all transfer taxes payable with respect thereto and is delivering herewith such certificates and opinions as reasonably requested by the Company in accordance therewith. No fee will be charged to the holder for any conversion, except for such transfer taxes, if any. By the delivery of this Notice of Conversion the undersigned represents and warrants to the Company that its ownership of the Common Stock does not exceed the amounts specified under Section 1.1 of this Note, as determined in accordance with Section 13(d) of the Exchange Act. The undersigned agrees to comply with the prospectus delivery requirements under the applicable securities laws in connection with any transfer of the aforesaid shares of Common Stock pursuant to any prospectus.

 

Conversion calculations:

 

  Issue Date of Note: ____________________________________________
  Date to Effect Conversion: ______________________________________
 
  Conversion Price: _____________________________________________
  Principal Amount of Note to be Converted: __________________________
  Less applicable fees under the Note: _______________________________
  Amount of Note to be Converted: _________________________________
   
  Interest Amount to be Converted: _________________________________
  Less applicable fees under the Note: _______________________________
  Amount of Note to be Converted: _________________________________
   
  Additional Principal on Account of Conversion
Pursuant to Section 1.2(b) of the Note: _____________________________
   
  Number of shares of Common Stock to be issued: ______________
  Remaining Principal Balance of Note: _____________________________
   
  Signature: _________________________________________________
   
  Name: _____________________________________________________
   
  Address for Delivery of Common Stock Certificates: __________________
  __________________________________________________________
  __________________________________________________________

 

  Or
   
  DWAC Instructions:
  DTC No: ______________
  Account No: ______________

 

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NEITHER THIS SECURITY NOR THE SECURITIES AS TO WHICH THIS SECURITY MAY BE EXERCISED 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 AS EVIDENCED BY A LEGAL OPINION OF COUNSEL TO THE TRANSFEROR TO SUCH EFFECT, THE SUBSTANCE OF WHICH SHALL BE REASONABLY ACCEPTABLE TO THE COMPANY. 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.

 

COMMON STOCK PURCHASE WARRANT

 

RESPIRERX PHARMACEUTICALS INC.

 

Warrant Shares: 175,000

Date of Issuance: October 22, 2019 (“Issuance Date”)

 

This COMMON STOCK PURCHASE WARRANT (the “Warrant”) certifies that, for value received (in connection with the issuance of the $60,000.00 convertible note to the Holder (as defined below) of even date) (the “Note”), EMA Financial, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (including any permitted and registered assigns, the “Holder”), is entitled, upon the terms and subject to the limitations on exercise and the conditions hereinafter set forth, at any time on or after the date of issuance hereof, to purchase from RespireRx Pharmaceuticals Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), up to 175,000 shares of Common Stock (as defined below) (the “Warrant Shares”) (whereby such number may be adjusted from time to time pursuant to the terms and conditions of this Warrant) at the Exercise Price per share then in effect. This Warrant is issued by the Company as of the date hereof in connection with that certain securities purchase agreement dated October 22, 2019, by and among the Company and the Holder (the “Purchase Agreement”).

 

Capitalized terms used in this Warrant shall have the meanings set forth in the Purchase Agreement unless otherwise defined in the body of this Warrant or in Section 12 below. For purposes of this Warrant, the term “Exercise Price” shall mean $0.50, subject to adjustment as provided herein (including but not limited to cashless exercise), and the term “Exercise Period” shall mean the period commencing on the Issuance Date and ending on 5:00 p.m. eastern standard time on the five-year anniversary thereof.

 

1. EXERCISE OF WARRANT.

 

(a) Mechanics of Exercise. Subject to the terms and conditions hereof, the rights represented by this Warrant may be exercised in whole or in part at any time or times during the Exercise Period by delivery of a written notice, in the form attached hereto as Exhibit A (the “Exercise Notice”), of the Holder’s election to exercise this Warrant. The Holder shall not be required to deliver the original Warrant in order to effect an exercise hereunder. 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. On or before the second Trading Day (the “Warrant Share Delivery Date”) following the date on which the Holder sent the Exercise Notice to the Company or the Company’s transfer agent, and upon receipt by the Company of payment to the Company of an amount equal to the applicable Exercise Price multiplied by the number of Warrant Shares as to which all or a portion of this Warrant is being exercised (the “Aggregate Exercise Price” and together with the Exercise Notice, the “Exercise Delivery Documents”) in cash or by wire transfer of immediately available funds (or by cashless exercise, in which case there shall be no Aggregate Exercise Price provided), the Company shall (or direct its transfer agent to) issue and dispatch by overnight courier to the address as specified in the Exercise Notice, a certificate, registered in the Company’s share register in the name of the Holder or its designee, for the number of shares of Common Stock to which the Holder is entitled pursuant to such exercise (or deliver such shares of Common Stock in electronic format if requested by the Holder). Upon delivery of the Exercise Delivery Documents, 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 certificates evidencing such Warrant Shares. If this Warrant is submitted in connection with any exercise and the number of Warrant Shares represented by this Warrant submitted for exercise is greater than the number of Warrant Shares being acquired upon an exercise, then the Company shall as soon as practicable and in no event later than three Business Days after any exercise and at its own expense, issue a new Warrant (in accordance with Section 6) representing the right to purchase the number of Warrant Shares purchasable immediately prior to such exercise under this Warrant, less the number of Warrant Shares with respect to which this Warrant is exercised.

 

   

 

 

If the Company fails to cause its transfer agent to transmit to the Holder the respective shares of Common Stock by the respective Warrant Share Delivery Date, then the Holder will have the right to rescind such exercise in Holder’s sole discretion, and such failure shall be deemed an event of default under the Note.

 

If the Market Price of one share of Common Stock is greater than the Exercise Price, the Holder may elect to receive Warrant Shares pursuant to a cashless exercise, in lieu of a cash exercise, equal to the value of this Warrant determined in the manner described below (or of any portion thereof remaining unexercised) by surrender of this Warrant and a Notice of Exercise, in which event the Company shall issue to Holder a number of Common Stock computed using the following formula:

 

  X = Y (A-B)  
           A  

 

Where    X =the number of Shares to be issued to Holder.
   
Y =the number of Warrant Shares that the Holder elects to purchase under this Warrant (at the date of such calculation).
   
 A =the Market Price (at the date of such calculation).
   
 B =Exercise Price (as adjusted to the date of such calculation).

 

(b) No Fractional Shares. No fractional shares shall be issued upon the exercise of this Warrant as a consequence of any adjustment pursuant hereto. All Warrant Shares (including fractions) issuable upon exercise of this Warrant may be aggregated for purposes of determining whether the exercise would result in the issuance of any fractional share. If, after aggregation, the exercise would result in the issuance of a fractional share, the Company shall, in lieu of issuance of any fractional share, pay the Holder otherwise entitled to such fraction a sum in cash equal to the product resulting from multiplying the then-current fair market value of a Warrant Share by such fraction.

 

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(c) Holder’s Exercise Limitations. 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 issuance of Warrant Shares upon exercise as set forth on the applicable Notice of Exercise, the Holder (together with the Holder’s Affiliates, 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 the Beneficial Ownership Limitation, as defined below. 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 this Warrant with respect to which such determination is being made, but shall exclude the number of shares of Common Stock which would be issuable upon (i) exercise of the remaining, non-exercised portion of this Warrant beneficially owned by the Holder or any of its Affiliates and (ii) exercise or conversion of the unexercised or non-converted portion of any other securities of the Company (including without limitation any other Common Stock Equivalents) subject to a limitation on conversion or exercise analogous to the limitation contained herein beneficially owned by the Holder or any of its Affiliates. Except as set forth in the preceding sentence, for purposes of this paragraph (d), beneficial ownership shall be calculated in accordance with Section 13(d) of the Exchange Act, 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 paragraph 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 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, in each case subject to the Beneficial Ownership Limitation, and the Company shall have no obligation to verify or confirm the accuracy of such determination.

 

For purposes of this paragraph, 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 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 its transfer agent setting forth the number of shares of Common Stock outstanding. Upon the request of a Holder, the Company shall within two Trading Days confirm to the Holder the number of shares of Common Stock then outstanding. In any case, the number of outstanding shares of Common Stock shall be determined after giving effect to the conversion or exercise of securities of the Company, including this Warrant, by the Holder or its affiliates since the date as of which such number of outstanding shares of Common Stock was reported. The “Beneficial Ownership Limitation” shall be 4.99% of the number of shares of the Common Stock outstanding immediately after giving effect to the issuance of shares of Common Stock issuable upon exercise of this Warrant. Upon no fewer than 61 days’ prior notice to the Company, a Holder may increase or decrease the Beneficial Ownership Limitation provisions of this paragraph, provided that the Beneficial Ownership Limitation in no event exceeds 9.99% of the number of shares of the Common Stock outstanding immediately after giving effect to the issuance of shares of Common Stock upon exercise of this Warrant held by the Holder and the provisions of this paragraph shall continue to apply. Any such increase or decrease will not be effective until the 61st day after such notice is delivered to the Company and shall only apply to such Holder and no other Holder. The limitations contained in this paragraph shall apply to a successor Holder of this Warrant.

 

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2. ADJUSTMENTS. The Exercise Price and the number of Warrant Shares shall be adjusted from time to time as follows:

 

(a) Distribution of Assets. If the Company shall declare or make any dividend or other distribution of its assets (or rights to acquire its assets) to holders of shares of Common Stock, by way of return of capital or otherwise (including without limitation any distribution of cash, stock or other securities, property or options by way of a dividend, spin off, reclassification, corporate rearrangement or other similar transaction) (a “Distribution”), at any time after the issuance of this Warrant, then, in each such case:

 

(i) any Exercise Price in effect immediately prior to the close of business on the record date fixed for the determination of holders of shares of Common Stock entitled to receive the Distribution shall be reduced, effective as of the close of business on such record date, to a price determined by multiplying such Exercise Price by a fraction (i) the numerator of which shall be the Closing Sale Price of the shares of Common Stock on the Trading Day immediately preceding such record date minus the value of the Distribution (as determined in good faith by the Company’s Board of Directors) applicable to one share of Common Stock, and (ii) the denominator of which shall be the Closing Sale Price of the shares of Common Stock on the Trading Day immediately preceding such record date; and

 

(ii) the number of Warrant Shares shall be increased to a number of shares equal to the number of shares of Common Stock obtainable immediately prior to the close of business on the record date fixed for the determination of holders of shares of Common Stock entitled to receive the Distribution multiplied by the reciprocal of the fraction set forth in the immediately preceding clause (i); provided, however, that in the event that the Distribution is of shares of common stock of a company (other than the Company) whose common stock is traded on a national securities exchange or a national automated quotation system (“Other Shares of Common Stock”), then the Holder may elect to receive a warrant to purchase Other Shares of Common Stock in lieu of an increase in the number of Warrant Shares, the terms of which shall be identical to those of this Warrant, except that such warrant shall be exercisable into the number of shares of Other Shares of Common Stock that would have been payable to the Holder pursuant to the Distribution had the Holder exercised this Warrant immediately prior to such record date and with an aggregate exercise price equal to the product of the amount by which the exercise price of this Warrant was decreased with respect to the Distribution pursuant to the terms of the immediately preceding clause (i) and the number of Warrant Shares calculated in accordance with the first part of this clause (ii).

 

(iii) For the avoidance of doubt, no adjustment (including but not limited to with respect to the Exercise Price and the number of Warrant Shares) shall occur under this Warrant when shares of outstanding Common Stock are subdivided or merged proportionally across all stockholders to form a smaller number of outstanding shares of Common Stock pursuant to a reverse stock split or otherwise.

 

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(b) Anti-Dilution Adjustments to Exercise Price. If the Company or any Subsidiary thereof, as applicable, at any time while this Warrant is outstanding, shall sell or grant any option to purchase, or sell or grant any right to reprice, or otherwise dispose of or issue (or announce any offer, sale, grant or any option to purchase or other disposition) any Common Stock or securities entitling any person or entity to acquire shares of Common Stock (upon conversion, exercise or otherwise) (including but not limited to under the Note), at an effective price per share less than the then Exercise Price (such lower price, the “Base Share Price” and such issuances collectively, a “Dilutive Issuance”) (if the holder of the Common Stock or Common Stock Equivalents so issued shall at any time, whether by operation of purchase price adjustments, elimination of an applicable floor price for any reason in the future (including but not limited to the passage of time or satisfaction of certain condition(s)), reset provisions, floating conversion, exercise or exchange prices or otherwise, or due to warrants, options or rights per share which are issued in connection with such issuance, be entitled or potentially entitled to receive shares of Common Stock at an effective price per share which is less than the Exercise Price at any time while such Common Stock or Common Stock Equivalents are in existence, such issuance shall be deemed to have occurred for less than the Exercise Price on such date of the Dilutive Issuance (regardless of whether the Common Stock or Common Stock Equivalents are (i) subsequently redeemed or retired by the Company after the date of the Dilutive Issuance or (ii) actually converted or exercised at such Base Share Price), then the Exercise Price shall be reduced at the option of the Holder and only reduced to equal the Base Share Price, and the number of Warrant Shares issuable hereunder shall be increased such that the aggregate Exercise Price payable hereunder, after taking into account the decrease in the Exercise Price, shall be equal to the aggregate Exercise Price prior to such adjustment (for the avoidance of doubt, the aggregate Exercise Price prior to such adjustment is calculated as follows: the total number of Warrant Shares multiplied by the initial Exercise Price in effect as of the Issuance Date). Such adjustment shall be made whenever such Common Stock or Common Stock Equivalents are issued, regardless of whether the Common Stock or Common Stock Equivalents are (i) subsequently redeemed or retired by the Company after the date of the Dilutive Issuance or (ii) actually converted or exercised at such Base Share Price by the holder thereof (for the avoidance of doubt, the Holder may utilize the Base Share Price even if the Company did not actually issue shares of its common stock at the Base Share Price under the respective Common stock Equivalents). The Company shall notify the Holder in writing, no later than the Trading Day following the issuance of any Common Stock or Common Stock Equivalents subject to this Section 2(b), indicating therein the applicable issuance price, or applicable reset price, exchange price, conversion price and other pricing terms (such notice the “Dilutive Issuance Notice”). For purposes of clarification, whether or not the Company provides a Dilutive Issuance Notice pursuant to this Section 2(b), upon the occurrence of any Dilutive Issuance, after the date of such Dilutive Issuance the Holder is entitled to receive a number of Warrant Shares based upon the Base Share Price regardless of whether the Holder accurately refers to the Base Share Price in the Notice of Exercise.

 

3. FUNDAMENTAL TRANSACTIONS. If, at any time while this Warrant is outstanding, (i) the Company effects any merger of the Company with or into another entity and the Company is not the surviving entity (such surviving entity, the “Successor Entity”), (ii) the Company effects any sale of all or substantially all of its assets in one or a series of related transactions, (iii) any tender offer or exchange offer (whether by the Company or by another individual or entity, and approved by the Company) is completed pursuant to which holders of Common Stock are permitted to tender or exchange their shares of Common Stock for other securities, cash or property and the holders of at least 50% of the Common Stock accept such offer, or (iv) the Company effects any reclassification 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 (other than as a result of a subdivision or combination of shares of Common Stock) (in any such case, a “Fundamental Transaction”), then, upon any subsequent exercise of this Warrant, the Holder shall have the right to receive the number of shares of Common Stock of the Successor Entity or of the Company and any additional consideration (the “Alternate Consideration”) receivable upon or as a result of such reorganization, reclassification, merger, consolidation or disposition of assets by a holder of the number of shares of Common Stock for which this Warrant is exercisable immediately prior to such event (disregarding any limitation on exercise contained herein solely for the purpose of such determination). 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. To the extent necessary to effectuate the foregoing provisions, any Successor Entity in such Fundamental Transaction shall issue to the Holder a new warrant consistent with the foregoing provisions and evidencing the Holder’s right to exercise such warrant into Alternate Consideration.

 

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4. NON-CIRCUMVENTION. The Company covenants and agrees that it will not, by amendment of its certificate of incorporation, bylaws or through any reorganization, transfer of assets, consolidation, merger, scheme of arrangement, dissolution, issue or sale of securities, or any other voluntary action, avoid or seek to avoid the observance or performance of any of the terms of this Warrant, and will at all times in good faith carry out all the provisions of this Warrant and take all action as may be required to protect the rights of the Holder. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Company (i) shall not increase the par value of any shares of Common Stock receivable upon the exercise of this Warrant above the Exercise Price then in effect, (ii) shall take all such actions as may be necessary or appropriate in order that the Company may validly and legally issue fully paid and non-assessable shares of Common Stock upon the exercise of this Warrant, and (iii) shall, for so long as this Warrant is outstanding, have authorized and reserved, free from preemptive rights, six (6) times the number of shares of Common Stock into which the Warrants are then exercisable into to provide for the exercise of the rights represented by this Warrant (without regard to any limitations on exercise).

 

5. WARRANT HOLDER NOT DEEMED A STOCKHOLDER. Except as otherwise specifically provided herein, this Warrant, in and of itself, shall not entitle the Holder to any voting rights or other rights as a stockholder of the Company. In addition, nothing contained in this Warrant shall be construed as imposing any liabilities on the Holder to purchase any securities (upon exercise of this Warrant or otherwise) or as a stockholder of the Company, whether such liabilities are asserted by the Company or by creditors of the Company.

 

6. REISSUANCE.

 

(a) Lost, Stolen or Mutilated Warrant. If this Warrant is lost, stolen, mutilated or destroyed, the Company will, on such terms as to indemnity or otherwise as it may reasonably impose (which shall, in the case of a mutilated Warrant, include the surrender thereof), issue a new Warrant of like denomination and tenor as this Warrant so lost, stolen, mutilated or destroyed.

 

(b) Issuance of New Warrants. Whenever the Company is required to issue a new Warrant pursuant to the terms of this Warrant, such new Warrant shall be of like tenor with this Warrant, and shall have an issuance date, as indicated on the face of such new Warrant which is the same as the Issuance Date.

 

7. TRANSFER. This Warrant shall be binding upon the Company and its successors and assigns, and shall inure to be the benefit of the Holder and its successors and assigns. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, the rights, interests or obligations of the Company hereunder may not be assigned, by operation of law or otherwise, in whole or in part, by the Company without the prior signed written consent of the Holder, which consent may be withheld at the sole discretion of the Holder (any such assignment or transfer shall be null and void if the Company does not obtain the prior signed written consent of the Holder). This Warrant or any of the severable rights and obligations inuring to the benefit of or to be performed by Holder hereunder may be assigned by Holder to a third party, in whole or in part, without the need to obtain the Company’s consent thereto.

 

8. NOTICES. Whenever notice is required to be given under this Warrant, unless otherwise provided herein, such notice shall be given in accordance with the notice provisions contained in the Purchase Agreement. The Company shall provide the Holder with prompt written notice (i) immediately upon any adjustment of the Exercise Price, setting forth in reasonable detail, the calculation of such adjustment and (ii) at least 20 days prior to the date on which the Company closes its books or takes a record (A) with respect to any dividend or distribution upon the shares of Common Stock, (B) with respect to any grants, issuances or sales of any stock or other securities directly or indirectly convertible into or exercisable or exchangeable for shares of Common Stock or other property, pro rata to the holders of shares of Common Stock or (C) for determining rights to vote with respect to any Fundamental Transaction, dissolution or liquidation, provided in each case that such information shall be made known to the public prior to or in conjunction with such notice being provided to the Holder.

 

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9. AMENDMENT AND WAIVER. The terms of this Warrant may be amended or waived (either generally or in a particular instance and either retroactively or prospectively) only with the written consent of the Company and the Holder.

 

10. GOVERNING LAW AND VENUE. This Warrant shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Delaware without regard to principles of conflicts of laws. Any action brought by either party against the other concerning the transactions contemplated by this Warrant shall be brought only in the state courts located in New York, NY or federal courts located in New York, NY. The parties to this Warrant hereby irrevocably waive any objection to jurisdiction and venue of any action instituted hereunder and shall not assert any defense based on lack of jurisdiction or venue or based upon forum non conveniens. EACH PARTY HEREBY IRREVOCABLY WAIVES ANY RIGHT IT MAY HAVE TO, AND AGREES NOT TO REQUEST, A JURY TRIAL FOR THE ADJUDICATION OF ANY DISPUTE HEREUNDER OR UNDER ANY OTHER TRANSACTION DOCUMENT ENTERED INTO IN CONNECTION WITH OR ARISING OUT OF THIS AGREEMENT, ANY OTHER TRANSACTION DOCUMENT OR ANY TRANSACTION CONTEMPLATED HEREBY OR THEREBY. The prevailing party shall be entitled to recover from the other party its reasonable attorney’s fees and costs. In the event that any provision of this Warrant or any other agreement delivered in connection herewith is invalid or unenforceable under any applicable statute or rule of law, then such provision shall be deemed inoperative to the extent that it may conflict therewith and shall be deemed modified to conform with such statute or rule of law. Any such provision which may prove invalid or unenforceable under any law shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision of any agreement. Each party hereby irrevocably waives personal service of process and consents to process being served in any suit, action or proceeding in connection with this Agreement or any other Transaction Document 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.

 

11. ACCEPTANCE. Receipt of this Warrant by the Holder shall constitute acceptance of and agreement to all of the terms and conditions contained herein.

 

12. CERTAIN DEFINITIONS. For purposes of this Warrant, the following terms shall have the following meanings:

 

(a) “Nasdaq” means www.Nasdaq.com.

 

(b) “Closing Sale Price” means, for any security as of any date, (i) the last closing trade price for such security on the Principal Market, as reported by Nasdaq, or, if the Principal Market begins to operate on an extended hours basis and does not designate the closing trade price, then the last trade price of such security prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, as reported by Nasdaq, or (ii) if the foregoing does not apply, the last trade price of such security in the over-the-counter market for such security as reported by Nasdaq, or (iii) if no last trade price is reported for such security by Nasdaq, the average of the bid and ask prices of any market makers for such security as reported by the OTC Markets. If the Closing Sale Price cannot be calculated for a security on a particular date on any of the foregoing bases, the Closing Sale Price of such security on such date shall be the fair market value as mutually determined by the Company and the Holder. All such determinations to be appropriately adjusted for any stock dividend, stock split, stock combination or other similar transaction during the applicable calculation period.

 

(c) “Common Stock” means the Company’s common stock, and any other class of securities into which such securities may hereafter be reclassified or changed.

 

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(d) “Common Stock Equivalents” means any securities of the Company that would entitle the holder thereof to acquire at any time Common Stock, including without limitation any debt, preferred stock, rights, options, warrants 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.

 

(e) “Dilutive Issuance” is any issuance of Common Stock or Common Stock Equivalents described in Section 2(b) above; provided, however, that a Dilutive Issuance shall not include any Exempt Issuance.

 

(f) “Exempt Issuance” means the issuance of (i) shares of Common Stock or options to employees, officers, or directors of the Company pursuant to any stock or option plan duly adopted by a majority of the non-employee members of the Board of Directors of the Company or a majority of the members of a committee of non-employee directors established for such purpose, (ii) securities issued pursuant to acquisitions approved by a majority of the disinterested directors of the Company, and (iii) shares of Common Stock issued pursuant to any real property leasing arrangement.

 

(g) “Principal Market” means the primary national securities exchange on which the Common Stock is then traded.

 

(h) “Market Price” means the highest traded price of the Common Stock (with respect to a trade of at least 100 shares of Common Stock) during the ninety Trading Days prior to the date of the respective Exercise Notice.

 

(i) “Trading Day” means (i) any day on which the Common Stock is listed or quoted and traded on its Principal Market, (ii) if the Common Stock is not then listed or quoted and traded on any national securities exchange, then a day on which trading occurs on any over-the-counter markets, or (iii) if trading does not occur on the over-the-counter markets, any Business Day.

 

13. MOST FAVORED NATION. While any portion of this Warrant remains unexercised, the Company shall not enter into any public or private offering of its securities (including securities convertible into shares of Common Stock) with any individual or entity (an “Other Investor”) that has the effect of establishing rights or otherwise benefiting such Other Investor in a manner more favorable to such Other Investor than the rights and benefits established in favor of the Holder by this Warrant unless, in any such case, the Holder has been provided with such rights and benefits pursuant to a definitive written agreement or agreements between the Company and the Holder. From the date hereof and for so long as any portion of this Warrant remains unexercised, in the event that the Company issues or sells any Common Stock or Common Stock Equivalents or issues, any other securities convertible into, exercisable for, or otherwise entitle any person or entity the right to acquire, shares of Common Stock, if the Holder then holding any unexercised portion of this Warrant, believes that any of the terms and conditions appurtenant to such issuance or sale are more favorable to such investor(s) than are the terms and conditions granted to the Holder, then such additional or more favorable term, at Holder’s option, shall automatically become a part of the transaction documents (including but not limited to this Warrant) with the Holder. The Company shall provide the Holder with notice of any such issuance or sale not later than two (2) Trading Days before such issuance or sale.

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Company has caused this Warrant to be duly executed as of the Issuance Date set forth above.

 

  RESPIRERX PHARMACEUTICALS INC.
     
  By: /s/ Jeff E. Margolis         
  Name: Jeff Margolis
  Title: Chief Financial Officer

 

   
 

 

EXHIBIT A

 

EXERCISE NOTICE

 

(To be executed by the registered holder to exercise this Common Stock Purchase Warrant)

 

THE UNDERSIGNED holder hereby exercises the right to purchase                        of the shares of Common Stock (“Warrant Shares”) of RespireRx Pharmaceuticals Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), evidenced by the attached copy of the Common Stock Purchase Warrant (the “Warrant”). Capitalized terms used herein and not otherwise defined shall have the respective meanings set forth in the Warrant.

 

1.Form of Exercise Price. The Holder intends that payment of the Exercise Price shall be made as (check one):

 

  [  ] a cash exercise with respect to                        Warrant Shares; or
  [  ] by cashless exercise pursuant to the Warrant.

 

2.Payment of Exercise Price. If cash exercise is selected above, the holder shall pay the applicable Aggregate Exercise Price in the sum of $                       to the Company in accordance with the terms of the Warrant.

 

3.Delivery of Warrant Shares. The Company shall deliver to the holder                        Warrant Shares in accordance with the terms of the Warrant.

 

Date: ________________  
   __________________________________________
  (Print Name of Registered Holder)
   
  By: _____________________________________
  Name: ____________________________________
  Title: _____________________________________

 

   
 

 

EXHIBIT B

 

ASSIGNMENT OF WARRANT

 

(To be signed only upon authorized transfer of the Warrant)

 

FOR VALUE RECEIVED, the undersigned hereby sells, assigns, and transfers unto                        the right to purchase                        shares of common stock of RespireRx Pharmaceuticals Inc., to which the within Common Stock Purchase Warrant relates and appoints                       , as attorney-in-fact, to transfer said right on the books of RespireRx Pharmaceuticals Inc. with full power of substitution and re- substitution in the premises. By accepting such transfer, the transferee has agreed to be bound in all respects by the terms and conditions of the within Warrant.

 

Dated: _________________  
   
   
  (Signature) *
   
   
  (Name)
   
   
  (Address)
   
   
  (Social Security or Tax Identification No.)

 

* The signature on this Assignment of Warrant must correspond to the name as written upon the face of the Common Stock Purchase Warrant in every particular without alteration or enlargement or any change whatsoever. When signing on behalf of a corporation, partnership, trust or other entity, please indicate your position(s) and title(s) with such entity.