SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) July 20, 2016
PF HOSPITALITY GROUP, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
or Other Jurisdiction
|399 NW 2nd Avenue, Suite 216, Boca Raton, FL||33432|
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(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On July 20, 2016 (the “Issue Date”) PF Hospitality, Inc. (“we,” “us,” or the “Company”) issued a $200,000.00 principal amount Convertible Debenture Due July 20, 2021 (the “Convertible Debenture”) which it sold at par value to an unrelated third party investor (the “Investor”). The terms of the Convertible Debenture include:
Maturity Date, Interest and Prepayment. The principal amount of the Convertible Note and accrued interest shall have been paid [no later than November 30, 2020 (the “Maturity Date”). The note bears interest at an annual rate of 10.00% on the principal balance. Interest shall be accrued and added to the principal amount of the Convertible Note. The principal amount and any accrued interest due under the Convertible Note may be prepaid, in whole or in part at any time upon ten days written notice to the Investor. If the Company exercises its right to prepay any portion of the Convertible Note, the Company shall make payment to the Investor of an amount in cash equal to the sum of the then outstanding principal amount of this Convertible Debenture being prepaid and accrued interest thereon multiplied by 130%.
Optional Conversion. The Investor may at any time convert the amount due under the Convertible Debenture into shares of common stock (“Conversion Shares”) at a conversion price (“Conversion Price”) equal to the product of 50% multiplied by the lowest traded price of the Common Stock for the twenty trading days prior to the conversion date subject to adjustment as noted below.
Ownership Limitations. The Convertible Debenture is not convertible to the extent that (a) the number of shares of our common stock beneficially owned by the Investor and (b) the number of shares of our common stock issuable upon the conversion of the Convertible Debenture or otherwise would result in the beneficial ownership by Investor of more than 4.99% of our then outstanding common stock. This ownership limitation can be increased or decreased to any percentage not exceeding 9.99% by the Investor upon 61 days’ notice to us.
Certain Adjustments and Subsequent Rights Offerings. The conversion price of the Convertible Debenture is subject to proportional adjustment in the event of stock splits, stock dividends and similar corporate events. In addition, if at any time the Company grants, issues or sells any common stock equivalents or rights to purchase stock, warrants, securities or other property pro rata to the record holders of any class of shares of Company’s Common Stock (the “Purchase Rights”), then the Investor will be entitled to acquire, upon the terms applicable to such Purchase Rights, the aggregate Purchase Rights which the Investor could have acquired if the Investor had held the number of shares of Common Stock acquirable upon complete conversion of the Convertible Debenture (without regard to any limitations on exercise hereof, including without limitation, the beneficial ownership limitation) 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 Investors of shares of Common Stock are to be determined for the grant, issue or sale of such Purchase Rights (provided, however, to the extent that the Investor’s right to participate in any such Purchase Right would result in the Investor exceeding the beneficial ownership limitation, then the Investor shall not be entitled to participate in such Purchase Right to such extent (or beneficial ownership of such shares of Common Stock as a result of such Purchase Right to such extent) and such Purchase Right to such extent shall be held in abeyance for the Investor until such time, if ever, as its right thereto would not result in the Investor exceeding the beneficial ownership limitation).
Negative Covenants. As long as the Convertible Debenture is outstanding, unless the holders of at least 75% of the then outstanding principal amount of the Convertible Debenture shall have otherwise given prior written consent, we agreed that we will not amend our charter documents and bylaws in any manner that materially and adversely affects any rights of the holder, repurchase our common stock or certain other securities, pay dividends or distributions on any securities junior to the Convertible Debenture, sell, lease or otherwise dispose of any significant portion of our assets outside the ordinary course of business, enter into any related party transactions or enter into any agreement with respect to any of the foregoing.
Pledge of Shares. Pursuant to the terms of a stock pledge agreement, the Company’s Chief Executive Office, Vaughn Dugan and its President, Randy Romano, agreed to pledge as collateral for the Convertible Debt 19,200,000 and 19,683,492 shares, respectively, of the Company’s common stock they own to the Investor. The number of shares pledged are subject to reduction in an amount equal to the reduction in the principal amount of the Convertible Debentures held by Investor divided by $200,000.00 (plus interest on such amount which accrues commencing on the date of the Convertible Debenture) and multiplying the result by the number of pledged shares until the number of pledged shares is zero (the “Pledged Share Reduction”). The Pledged Share Reduction shall be computed no less frequently than within 30 days after the last day of each fiscal quarter.
The descriptions of certain terms of the Convertible Debenture and Pledge Agreements do not purport to be complete and are qualified in their entirety to the complete text of the agreements, copies of which is filed as Exhibits 10.1 and 10.2 to this Report and are incorporated herein by reference.
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Item 2.03. Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement or a Registrant.
The disclosure in Item 1.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated by reference into this Item.
Item 3.02. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities.
The disclosure in Item 1.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated by reference into this Item. Our issuance of the Convertible Debenture was not registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) in reliance upon an exemption from registration provided by Sections 4(a)(2) under the Securities Act in a transaction not involving a public offering or distribution. The shares of common stock issued upon conversion of the Convertible Debenture may not be transferred or sold absent registration under the Securities Act or an applicable exemption therefrom.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|10.1*||$200,000 Principal Amount Convertible Debenture dated July 20, 2016.|
|10.2*||Form of Stock Pledge Agreement dated July 20, 2016.|
* Filed herewith.
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In accordance with Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
|PF Hospitality Group, Inc.|
|Date: July 26, 2016||By:||/s/ Randy Romano|
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NEITHER THIS SECURITY NOR THE SECURITIES INTO WHICH THIS SECURITY IS CONVERTIBLE 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 CONVERSION OF THIS SECURITY MAY BE PLEDGED IN CONNECTION WITH A BONA FIDE MARGIN ACCOUNT OR OTHER LOAN SECURED BY SUCH SECURITIES, UNLESS OTHERWISE PROHIBITED BY FEDERAL OR STATE SECURITIES LAWS.
Original Issue Date: July 20, 2016
CONVERTIBLE DEBENTURE DUE November 30, 2020
THIS CONVERTIBLE DEBENTURE is a duly authorized and validly issued Convertible Debenture of PF Hospitality Group, Inc., a Nevada corporation (the “Company”), having its principal place of business at 399 NW 2nd Ave., Suite 216, Boca Raton, FL 33432, designated as its Convertible Debenture due November 30, 2020 (this “Debenture”).
FOR VALUE RECEIVED, the Company promises to pay to R&T Sports Marketing, Inc. or its registered assigns (the “Holder”), or shall have paid pursuant to the terms hereunder, the principal sum of $200,000.00 on November 30, 2020 (the “Maturity Date”) or such earlier date as this Debenture is required or permitted to be repaid as provided hereunder, and to pay interest to the Holder on the aggregate unconverted and then outstanding principal amount of this Debenture in accordance with the provisions hereof. This Debenture is subject to the following additional provisions:
Section 1. Definitions. For the purposes hereof, in addition to the terms defined elsewhere in this Debenture, (a) capitalized terms not otherwise defined herein shall have the meanings set forth below and (b) the following terms shall have the following meanings:
“Alternate Consideration” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 5(b).
“Bankruptcy Event” means any of the following events: (a) the Company or any Significant Subsidiary (as such term is defined in Rule 1-02(w) of Regulation S-X) thereof commences a case or other proceeding under any bankruptcy, reorganization, arrangement, adjustment of debt, relief of debtors, dissolution, insolvency or liquidation or similar law of any jurisdiction relating to the Company or any Significant Subsidiary thereof, (b) there is commenced against the Company or any Significant Subsidiary thereof any such case or proceeding that is not dismissed within 60 days after commencement, (c) the Company or any Significant Subsidiary thereof is adjudicated insolvent or bankrupt or any order of relief or other order approving any such case or proceeding is entered, (d) the Company or any Significant Subsidiary thereof suffers any appointment of any custodian or the like for it or any substantial part of its property that is not discharged or stayed within 60 calendar days after such appointment, (e) the Company or any Significant Subsidiary thereof makes a general assignment for the benefit of creditors, (f) the Company or any Significant Subsidiary thereof calls a meeting of its creditors with a view to arranging a composition, adjustment or restructuring of its debts or (g) the Company or any Significant Subsidiary thereof, by any act or failure to act, expressly indicates its consent to, approval of or acquiescence in any of the foregoing or takes any corporate or other action for the purpose of effecting any of the foregoing.
“Beneficial Ownership Limitation” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 4(d).
“Buy-In” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 4(c)(v).
“Change of Control Transaction” means the occurrence after the date hereof of any of (a) an acquisition after the date hereof by an individual or legal entity or “group” (as described in Rule 13d-5(b)(1) promulgated under the Exchange Act) of effective control (whether through legal or beneficial ownership of capital stock of the Company, by contract or otherwise) of in excess of 50% of the voting securities of the Company (other than by means of conversion or exercise of the Debenture and the Securities issued together with the Debenture), (b) the Company merges into or consolidates with any other Person, or any Person merges into or consolidates with the Company and, after giving effect to such transaction, the stockholders of the Company immediately prior to such transaction own less than 50% of the aggregate voting power of the Company or the successor entity of such transaction, (c) the Company sells or transfers all or substantially all of its assets to another Person and the stockholders of the Company immediately prior to such transaction own less than 50% of the aggregate voting power of the acquiring entity immediately after the transaction, or (d) the execution by the Company of an agreement to which the Company is a party or by which it is bound, providing for any of the events set forth in clauses (a) through (c) above.
“Conversion” shall have the meaning ascribed to such term in Section 4.
“Conversion Date” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 4(a).
“Conversion Price” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 4(b).
“Conversion Schedule” means the Conversion Schedule in the form of Schedule 1 attached hereto.
“Conversion Shares” means, collectively, the shares of Common Stock issuable upon conversion of this Debenture in accordance with the terms hereof.
“Debenture Register” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 2(b).
“Default Conversion Price” means 50% of the lowest traded price during the 20 Trading Day-period immediately prior to the applicable Conversion Date.
“DTC” means the Depository Trust Company.
“DTC/FAST Program” means the DTC’s Fast Automated Securities Transfer Program.
“DWAC” means Deposit Withdrawal at Custodian as defined by the DTC.
“Event of Default” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 6(a).
“Fundamental Transaction” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 5(b).
“Indebtedness” means any liabilities for borrowed money or amounts owed by the Company (other than trade accounts payable incurred in the ordinary course of business).
“Mandatory Default Amount” means the payment of 130% of the outstanding principal amount of this Debenture and accrued and unpaid interest hereon, in addition to the payment of all other amounts, costs, expenses and liquidated damages due in respect of this Debenture.
“New York Courts” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 9(d).
“Notice of Conversion” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 4(a).
“Note Balance” means the sum of the cash payments paid by the Holder to the Company on the principal amount of this Debenture, accrued and/or guaranteed interest, and any other amounts incurred by the Company to the Holder in respect of such cash payments.
“Original Issue Date” means the date of the first issuance of the Debenture, regardless of any transfers of the Debenture and regardless of the number of instruments which may be issued to evidence the Debenture.
“Permitted Indebtedness” means (a) the Indebtedness existing on the Original Issue Date , (b) lease obligations and purchase money indebtedness, incurred in connection with the acquisition of capital assets and lease obligations with respect to newly acquired or leased assets and (c) indebtedness to a commercial lender, provided that any indebtedness incurred under this clause (c), (i) is expressly subordinate to the Debentures pursuant to a written subordination agreement with the Holder that is acceptable to Holder in its sole and absolute discretion and (ii) matures at a date later than the Maturity Date.
“Permitted Lien” means the individual and collective reference to the following: (a) Liens for taxes, assessments and other governmental charges or levies not yet due or Liens for taxes, assessments and other governmental charges or levies being contested in good faith and by appropriate proceedings for which adequate reserves (in the good faith judgment of the management of the Company) have been established in accordance with GAAP; (b) Liens imposed by law which were incurred in the ordinary course of the Company’s business, such as carriers’, warehousemen’s and mechanics’ Liens, statutory landlords’ Liens, and other similar Liens arising in the ordinary course of the Company’s business, and which (x) do not individually or in the aggregate materially detract from the value of such property or assets or materially impair the use thereof in the operation of the business of the Company and its consolidated Subsidiaries or (y) are being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings, which proceedings have the effect of preventing for the foreseeable future the forfeiture or sale of the property or asset subject to such Lien; and (c) Liens incurred in connection with Permitted Indebtedness under clause (c) thereunder, provided that such Liens are not secured by assets of the Company or its Subsidiaries other than the assets so acquired or leased.
“Securities Act” means the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder.
“Share Delivery Date” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 4(c)(ii).
“Successor Entity” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 5(b).
Section 2. Prepayment and Interest.
a) Payment of Interest. The Company shall pay interest to the Holder on the aggregate unconverted Note Balance at the rate of 10% per annum, Interest which accrues after the 12 month anniversary of this Debenture shall be accrued and added to the Note Balance.
b) Interest Calculations. Subject to Section 2(a), interest shall be calculated on the basis of a 360-day year, consisting of twelve 30 calendar day periods, and shall accrue daily commencing on the Original Issue Date until payment in full of the outstanding principal, together with all accrued and unpaid interest, liquidated damages and other amounts which may become due hereunder, has been made. Interest hereunder will be paid to the Person in whose name this Debenture is registered on the records of the Company regarding registration and transfers of this Debenture (the “Debenture Register”).
c) Late Fee. Subject to Section 6(b) of this Debenture, all overdue accrued and unpaid interest to be paid hereunder shall entail a late fee at an interest rate equal to the lesser of 18% per annum or the maximum rate permitted by applicable law (the “Late Fees”) which shall accrue daily from the date such interest is due hereunder through and including the date of actual payment in full.
d) Prepayment. At any time upon ten (10) days written notice to the Holder, the Company may prepay any portion of the principal amount of this Debenture and any accrued and unpaid interest. If the Company exercises its right to prepay any portion of the Debenture, the Company shall make payment to the Holder of an amount in cash equal to the sum of the then outstanding principal amount of this Debenture being prepaid and accrued interest thereon multiplied by 130%. The Holder may continue to convert the Debenture from the date notice of the prepayment is given until the date of the prepayment.
Section 3. Registration of Transfers and Exchanges.
a) Different Denominations. This Debenture is exchangeable for an equal aggregate principal amount of Debentures of different authorized denominations, as requested by the Holder surrendering the same. No service charge will be payable for such registration of transfer or exchange.
b) Investment Representations. This Debenture has been issued subject to certain investment representations of the original Holder and may be transferred or exchanged only in compliance with applicable federal and state securities laws and regulations.
c) Reliance on Debenture Register. Prior to due presentment for transfer to the Company of this Debenture, the Company and any agent of the Company may treat the Person in whose name this Debenture is duly registered on the Debenture Register as the owner hereof for the purpose of receiving payment as herein provided and for all other purposes, whether or not this Debenture is overdue, and neither the Company nor any such agent shall be affected by notice to the contrary.
Section 4. Conversion.
a) Voluntary Conversion. At any time after the Original Issue Date until this Debenture is no longer outstanding, this Debenture (including principal and accrued but unpaid interest on any principal being converted, if any) shall be convertible, in whole or in part, into shares of Common Stock at the option of the Holder, at any time and from time to time (subject to the conversion limitations set forth in Section 4(d) hereof). The Holder shall effect conversions by delivering to the Company a Notice of Conversion, the form of which is attached hereto as Annex A (each, a “Notice of Conversion”), specifying therein the principal amount (and any accrued interest) of this Debenture to be converted and the date on which such conversion shall be effected (such date, the “Conversion Date”). If no Conversion Date is specified in a Notice of Conversion, the Conversion Date shall be the date that such Notice of Conversion is deemed delivered hereunder. No ink-original Notice of Conversion shall be required, nor shall any medallion guarantee (or other type of guarantee or notarization) of any Notice of Conversion form be required by the Company. To effect conversions hereunder, the Holder shall not be required to physically surrender this Debenture to the Company unless the entire principal amount of this Debenture, plus all accrued and unpaid interest thereon, has been so converted. Conversions hereunder shall have the effect of lowering the outstanding principal amount of this Debenture (and accrued interest thereon, if applicable) in an amount equal to the applicable conversion. The Holder and the Company shall maintain records showing the principal amount(s) converted and the date of such conversion(s). The Company may deliver an objection to any Notice of Conversion within one (1) Business Day of delivery of such Notice of Conversion. In the event of any dispute or discrepancy, the records of the Holder shall be controlling and determinative in the absence of manifest error. The Holder, and any assignee by acceptance of this Debenture, acknowledge and agree that, by reason of the provisions of this paragraph, following conversion of a portion of this Debenture, the unpaid and unconverted principal amount of this Debenture may be less than the amount stated on the face hereof. Notwithstanding any provision in this Debenture to the contrary, the Company will not be required to effect any conversion of this Debenture to the extent any such conversion would result in the Company effecting aggregate conversions of principal and accrued interest on this Debenture in an amount greater than the Note Balance.
b) Conversion Price. The conversion price in effect on any Conversion Date shall be equal to 50% of the lowest traded price of the Common Stock for the twenty Trading Days prior to such Conversion Date subject to adjustment herein (the “Conversion Price”). The Conversion Price will be appropriately adjusted for any stock dividend, stock split, stock combination, reclassification or similar transaction that proportionately decreases or increases the Common Stock during such measuring period. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, at any time after the occurrence of any Event of Default the Holder may, at such Holder’s option and otherwise in accordance with the provisions for conversion herein, convert all or any part of this Debenture into Common Stock at the Default Conversion Price. Nothing herein shall limit a Holder’s right to pursue actual damages or declare an Event of Default pursuant to Section 6 hereof and the Holder shall have the right to pursue all remedies available to it hereunder, at law or in equity including, without limitation, a decree of specific performance and/or injunctive relief. The exercise of any such rights shall not prohibit the Holder from seeking to enforce damages pursuant to any other Section hereof or under applicable law.
c) Mechanics of Conversion.
i. Conversion Shares Issuable Upon Conversion of Principal Amount. The number of Conversion Shares issuable upon a conversion hereunder shall be determined by the quotient obtained by dividing (x) the outstanding principal amount of this Debenture to be converted by (y) the Conversion Price.
ii. Delivery of Certificate Upon Conversion. Not later than three (3) Trading Days after each Conversion Date (the “Share Delivery Date”), the Company shall deliver, or cause to be delivered, to the Holder a certificate or certificates representing the Conversion Shares which, on or after the date on which such Conversion Shares are registered on a Registration Statement or eligible to be sold under Rule 144 without the need for current public information and the Company has received an opinion of counsel to such effect reasonably acceptable to the Company (the reasonable cost of which shall be borne by the Company), shall be free of restrictive legends and trading restrictions representing the number of Conversion Shares being acquired upon the conversion of this Debenture. All certificate or certificates required to be delivered by the Company under this Section 4(c) shall be delivered electronically through the Depository Trust Company or another established clearing corporation performing similar functions. If the Conversion Date is prior to the date on which such Conversion Shares are registered on a Registration Statement or eligible to be sold under Rule 144 without the need for current public information, the Conversion Shares shall bear a restrictive legend in substantially the following form, as appropriate:
“NEITHER THE ISSUANCE AND SALE OF THE SECURITIES REPRESENTED BY THIS CERTIFICATE NOR THE SECURITIES INTO WHICH THESE SECURITIES ARE EXERCISABLE 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, UNLESS OTHERWISE PROHIBITED BY FEDERAL OR STATE SECURITIES LAWS.”
Notwithstanding the foregoing, commencing on such date that the Conversion Shares are eligible for sale under Rule 144 subject to current public information requirements, the Company shall obtain a legal opinion to allow for such sales under Rule 144 (the reasonable cost of which shall be borne by the Company).
iii. Failure to Deliver Certificates. If, in the case of any Notice of Conversion, such certificate or certificates are not delivered to or as directed by the applicable Holder by the Share Delivery Date, the Holder shall be entitled to elect by written notice to the Company at any time on or before its receipt of such certificate or certificates, to rescind such Conversion, in which event the Company shall promptly return to the Holder any original Debenture delivered to the Company and the Holder shall promptly return to the Company the Common Stock certificates issued to such Holder pursuant to the rescinded Conversion Notice.
iv. Obligation Absolute; Partial Liquidated Damages. The Company’s obligations to issue and deliver the Conversion Shares upon conversion of this Debenture in accordance with the terms hereof are absolute and unconditional, (but subject to Section 4(a) of this Debenture)), irrespective of any action or inaction by the Holder to enforce the same, any waiver or consent with respect to any provision hereof, the recovery of any judgment against any Person or any action to enforce the same, or any setoff, counterclaim, recoupment, limitation or termination, or any breach or alleged breach by the Holder or any other Person of any obligation to the Company or any violation or alleged violation of law by the Holder or any other Person, and irrespective of any other circumstance which might otherwise limit such obligation of the Company to the Holder in connection with the issuance of such Conversion Shares (but subject to Section 4(a) of this Debenture); provided, however, that such delivery shall not operate as a waiver by the Company of any such action the Company may have against the Holder. In the event the Holder of this Debenture shall elect to convert any or all of the outstanding principal amount hereof, the Company may not refuse conversion based on any claim that the Holder or anyone associated or affiliated with the Holder has been engaged in any violation of law, agreement or for any other reason (except as otherwise provided in the Transaction Documents), unless an injunction from a court, on notice to Holder, restraining and or enjoining conversion of all or part of this Debenture shall have been sought and obtained, and the Company posts a surety bond for the benefit of the Holder which bond shall remain in effect until the completion of arbitration/litigation of the underlying dispute and the proceeds of which shall be payable to the Holder to the extent it obtains judgment. In the absence of such injunction, the Company shall issue Conversion Shares or, if applicable, cash, upon a properly noticed conversion. If the Company fails for any reason to deliver to the Holder such certificate or certificates pursuant to Section 4(c)(ii) by the Share Delivery Date, the Company shall pay to the Holder, in cash, as liquidated damages and not as a penalty, for each $1,000 of principal amount being converted, $10 per Trading Day (increasing to $20 per Trading Day on the fifth (5th) Trading Day after such liquidated damages begin to accrue) for each Trading Day after such Share Delivery Date until such certificates are delivered or Holder rescinds such conversion. Nothing herein shall limit a Holder’s right to pursue actual damages or declare an Event of Default pursuant to Section 6 hereof for the Company’s failure to deliver Conversion Shares within the period specified herein and the Holder shall have the right to pursue all remedies available to it hereunder, at law or in equity including, without limitation, a decree of specific performance and/or injunctive relief. The exercise of any such rights shall not prohibit the Holder from seeking to enforce damages pursuant to any other Section hereof or under applicable law. Nothing herein shall limit any party’s offset rights as set forth in Section 8 hereof. Similarly, regardless of whether Conversion Shares are delivered upon conversion, the Company shall have the right to pursue all remedies available to it hereunder, at law or in equity including, without limitation, a decree of specific performance and/or injunctive relief, and to enforce damages pursuant to any other Section hereof or under applicable law.
v. Compensation for Buy-In on Failure to Timely Deliver Certificates Upon Conversion. In addition to any other rights available to the Holder, if the Company fails for any reason to deliver to the Holder such certificate or certificates by the Share Delivery Date pursuant to Section 4(c)(ii), and if after such Share Delivery Date the Holder is required by its brokerage firm to purchase (in an open market transaction or otherwise), or the Holder’s brokerage firm otherwise purchases, shares of Common Stock to deliver in satisfaction of a sale by the Holder of the Conversion Shares which the Holder was entitled to receive upon the conversion relating to such Share Delivery Date (a “Buy-In”), then the Company shall (A) pay in cash to the Holder (in addition to any other remedies available to or elected by the Holder) the amount, if any, by which (x) the Holder’s total purchase price (including any brokerage commissions) for the Common Stock so purchased exceeds (y) the product of (1) the aggregate number of shares of Common Stock that the Holder was entitled to receive from the conversion at issue multiplied by (2) the actual sale price at which the sell order giving rise to such purchase obligation was executed (including any brokerage commissions) and (B) at the option of the Holder, either reissue (if surrendered) this Debenture in a principal amount equal to the principal amount of the attempted conversion (in which case such conversion shall be deemed rescinded) or deliver to the Holder the number of shares of Common Stock that would have been issued if the Company had timely complied with its delivery requirements under Section 4(c)(ii). For example, if the Holder purchases Common Stock having a total purchase price of $11,000 to cover a Buy-In with respect to an attempted conversion of this Debenture with respect to which the actual sale price of the Conversion Shares (including any brokerage commissions) giving rise to such purchase obligation was a total of $10,000 under clause (A) of the immediately preceding sentence, the Company shall be required to pay the Holder $1,000. The Holder shall provide the Company written notice indicating the amounts payable to the Holder in respect of the Buy-In and, upon request of the Company, evidence of the amount of such loss. Nothing herein shall limit a Holder’s right to pursue any other remedies available to it hereunder, at law or in equity including, without limitation, a decree of specific performance and/or injunctive relief with respect to the Company’s failure to timely deliver certificates representing shares of Common Stock upon conversion of this Debenture as required pursuant to the terms hereof.
vi. Reservation of Shares Issuable Upon Conversion. The Company covenants that it will at all times reserve and keep available out of its authorized and unissued shares of Common Stock a number of shares of Common Stock at least equal to 300% of the Required Minimum for the sole purpose of issuance upon conversion of this Debenture and payment of interest on this Debenture, each as herein provided, free from preemptive rights or any other actual contingent purchase rights of Persons other than the Holder, not less than such aggregate number of shares of the Common Stock as shall be issuable (taking into account the adjustments and restrictions of Section 5) upon the conversion of the then outstanding principal amount of this Debenture and payment of interest hereunder. The Company covenants that all shares of Common Stock that shall be so issuable shall, upon issue, be duly authorized, validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable.
vii. Fractional Shares. No fractional shares or scrip representing fractional shares shall be issued upon the conversion of this Debenture. As to any fraction of a share which the Holder would otherwise be entitled to purchase upon such conversion, the Company shall at its election, either pay a cash adjustment in respect of such final fraction in an amount equal to such fraction multiplied by the Conversion Price or round up to the next whole share.
viii. Transfer Taxes and Expenses. The issuance of certificates for shares of the Common Stock on conversion of this Debenture shall be made without charge to the Holder hereof for any documentary stamp or similar taxes that may be payable in respect of the issue or delivery of such certificates, provided that, the Company shall not be required to pay any tax that may be payable in respect of any transfer involved in the issuance and delivery of any such certificate upon conversion in a name other than that of the Holder of this Debenture so converted and the Company shall not be required to issue or deliver such certificates unless or until the Person or Persons requesting the issuance thereof shall have paid to the Company the amount of such tax or shall have established to the satisfaction of the Company that such tax has been paid. The Company shall pay all Transfer Agent fees required for same-day processing of any Notice of Conversion.
d) Holder’s Conversion Limitations. The Company shall not effect any conversion of this Debenture, and a Holder shall not have the right to convert any portion of this Debenture, to the extent that after giving effect to the conversion set forth on the applicable Notice of Conversion, the Holder (together with the Holder’s Affiliates, and any 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 conversion of this Debenture with respect to which such determination is being made, but shall exclude the number of shares of Common Stock which are issuable upon (i) conversion of the remaining, unconverted principal amount of this Debenture beneficially owned by the Holder or any of its Affiliates and (ii) exercise or conversion of the unexercised or unconverted portion of any other securities of the Company 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 Section 4(d), beneficial ownership shall be calculated in accordance with Section 13(d) of the Exchange Act and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder. To the extent that the limitation contained in this Section 4(d) applies, the determination of whether this Debenture is convertible (in relation to other securities owned by the Holder together with any Affiliates) and of which principal amount of this Debenture is convertible shall be in the sole discretion of the Holder, and the submission of a Notice of Conversion shall be deemed to be the Holder’s determination of whether this Debenture may be converted (in relation to other securities owned by the Holder together with any Affiliates) and which principal amount of this Debenture is convertible, in each case subject to the Beneficial Ownership Limitation. To ensure compliance with this restriction, the Holder will be deemed to represent to the Company each time it delivers a Notice of Conversion that such Notice of Conversion has not violated the restrictions set forth in this paragraph and the Company shall have no obligation to verify or confirm the accuracy of such determination. In addition, a determination as to any group status as contemplated above shall be determined in accordance with Section 13(d) of the Exchange Act and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder. For purposes of this Section 4(d), in determining the number of outstanding shares of Common Stock, the Holder may rely on the number of outstanding shares of Common Stock as stated in the most recent of the following: (i) the Company’s most recent periodic or annual report filed with the Commission, as the case may be, (ii) a more recent public announcement by the Company, including without limitation, information and reports posted on the OTC Disclosure and News Service, or (iii) a more recent written notice by the Company or the Company’s transfer agent setting forth the number of shares of Common Stock outstanding. Upon the written or oral request of a Holder, the Company shall within two Trading Days confirm orally and in writing 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 Debenture, 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 conversion of this Debenture held by the Holder. The Holder, upon not less than 61 days’ prior notice to the Company, may increase or decrease the Beneficial Ownership Limitation provisions of this Section 4(d), 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 conversion of this Debenture held by the Holder and the Beneficial Ownership Limitation provisions of this Section 4(d) 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. The Beneficial Ownership Limitation provisions of this paragraph shall be construed and implemented in a manner otherwise than in strict conformity with the terms of this Section 4(d) to correct this paragraph (or any portion hereof) which may be defective or inconsistent with the intended Beneficial Ownership Limitation contained herein or to make changes or supplements necessary or desirable to properly give effect to such limitation. The limitations contained in this paragraph shall apply to a successor holder of this Debenture.
Section 5. Certain Adjustments.
a) Subsequent Rights Offerings. If at any time the Company grants, issues or sells any Common Stock Equivalents or rights to purchase stock, warrants, securities or other property pro rata to the record holders of any class of shares of Common Stock (the “Purchase Rights”), then the Holder will be entitled to acquire, upon the terms applicable to such Purchase Rights, the aggregate Purchase Rights which the Holder could have acquired if the Holder had held the number of shares of Common Stock acquirable upon complete conversion of this Debenture (without regard to any limitations on exercise hereof, including without limitation, the Beneficial Ownership Limitation) 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 shares of Common Stock are to be determined for the grant, issue or sale of such Purchase Rights (provided, however, to the extent that the Holder’s right to participate in any such Purchase Right would result in the Holder exceeding the Beneficial Ownership Limitation, then the Holder shall not be entitled to participate in such Purchase Right to such extent (or beneficial ownership of such shares of Common Stock as a result of such Purchase Right to such extent) and such Purchase Right to such extent shall be held in abeyance for the Holder until such time, if ever, as its right thereto would not result in the Holder exceeding the Beneficial Ownership Limitation).
b) Fundamental Transaction. If, at any time while this Debenture is outstanding, (i) the Company, directly or indirectly, in one or more related transactions effects any merger or consolidation of the Company with or into another Person, (ii) the Company, directly or indirectly, effects any sale, lease, license, assignment, transfer, conveyance or other disposition of all or substantially all of its assets in one or a series of related transactions, (iii) any, direct or indirect, purchase offer, tender offer or exchange offer (whether by the Company or another Person) is completed pursuant to which holders of Common Stock are permitted to sell, tender or exchange their shares for other securities, cash or property and has been accepted by the holders of 50% or more of the outstanding Common Stock, (iv) the Company, directly or indirectly, in one or more related transactions effects any reclassification, reorganization or recapitalization of the Common Stock or any compulsory share exchange pursuant to which the Common Stock is effectively converted into or exchanged for other securities, cash or property, (v) the Company, directly or indirectly, in one or more related transactions consummates a stock or share purchase agreement or other business combination (including, without limitation, a reorganization, recapitalization, spin-off or scheme of arrangement) with another Person whereby such other Person acquires more than 50% of the outstanding shares of Common Stock (not including any shares of Common Stock held by the other Person or other Persons making or party to, or associated or affiliated with the other Persons making or party to, such stock or share purchase agreement or other business combination) (each a “Fundamental Transaction”), then, upon any subsequent conversion of this Debenture, the Holder shall have the right to receive, for each Conversion Share that would have been issuable upon such conversion immediately prior to the occurrence of such Fundamental Transaction (without regard to any limitation in Section 4(e) on the conversion of this Debenture), the number of shares of Common Stock of the successor or acquiring corporation or of the Company, if it is the surviving corporation, and any additional consideration (the “Alternate Consideration”) receivable as a result of such Fundamental Transaction by a holder of the number of shares of Common Stock for which this Debenture is convertible immediately prior to such Fundamental Transaction (without regard to any limitation in Section 4(d) on the conversion of this Debenture). For purposes of any such conversion, the determination of the Conversion Price shall be appropriately adjusted to apply to such Alternate Consideration based on the amount of Alternate Consideration issuable in respect of one (1) share of Common Stock in such Fundamental Transaction, and the Company shall apportion the Conversion 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 conversion of this Debenture following such Fundamental Transaction. The Company shall cause any successor entity in a Fundamental Transaction in which the Company is not the survivor (the “Successor Entity”) to assume in writing all of the obligations of the Company under this Debenture and the other Transaction Documents in accordance with the provisions of this Section 5(b) pursuant to written agreements in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Holder and approved by the Holder (without unreasonable delay) prior to such Fundamental Transaction and shall, at the option of the holder of this Debenture, deliver to the Holder in exchange for this Debenture a security of the Successor Entity evidenced by a written instrument substantially similar in form and substance to this Debenture which is convertible for a corresponding number of shares of capital stock of such Successor Entity (or its parent entity) equivalent to the shares of Common Stock acquirable and receivable upon conversion of this Debenture (without regard to any limitations on the conversion of this Debenture) prior to such Fundamental Transaction, and with a conversion price which applies the conversion price hereunder to such shares of capital stock (but taking into account the relative value of the shares of Common Stock pursuant to such Fundamental Transaction and the value of such shares of capital stock, such number of shares of capital stock and such conversion price being for the purpose of protecting the economic value of this Debenture immediately prior to the consummation of such Fundamental Transaction), and which is reasonably satisfactory in form and substance to the Holder. Upon the occurrence of any such Fundamental Transaction, the Successor Entity shall succeed to, and be substituted for (so that from and after the date of such Fundamental Transaction, the provisions of this Debenture and the other Transaction Documents referring to the “Company” shall refer instead to the Successor Entity), and may exercise every right and power of the Company and shall assume all of the obligations of the Company under this Debenture and the other Transaction Documents with the same effect as if such Successor Entity had been named as the Company herein.
c) Calculations. All calculations under this Section 5 shall be made to the nearest cent or the nearest 1/100th of a share, as the case may be. For purposes of this Section 5, the number of shares of Common Stock deemed to be issued and outstanding as of a given date shall be the sum of the number of shares of Common Stock (excluding any treasury shares of the Company) issued and outstanding.
d) Notice to the Holder.
i. Adjustment to Conversion Price. Whenever the Conversion Price is adjusted pursuant to any provision of this Section 5, the Company shall promptly deliver to the Holder a notice setting forth the Conversion Price after such adjustment and setting forth a brief statement of the facts requiring such adjustment.
ii. Notice to Allow Conversion by Holder. If (A) the Company shall declare a dividend (or any other distribution in whatever form) on the Common Stock, (B) the Company shall declare a special nonrecurring cash dividend on or a redemption of the Common Stock, (C) the Company shall authorize the granting to all holders of the Common Stock of rights or warrants to subscribe for or purchase any shares of capital stock of any class or of any rights, (D) the approval of any stockholders of the Company shall be required in connection with any reclassification of the Common Stock, any consolidation or merger to which the Company is a party, any sale or transfer of all or substantially all of the assets of the Company, or any compulsory share exchange whereby the Common Stock is converted into other securities, cash or property or (E) the Company shall authorize the voluntary or involuntary dissolution, liquidation or winding up of the affairs of the Company, then, in each case, the Company shall cause to be filed at each office or agency maintained for the purpose of conversion of this Debenture, and shall cause to be delivered to the Holder at its last address as it shall appear upon the Debenture Register, at least twenty (20) calendar days prior to the applicable record or effective date hereinafter specified, a notice stating (x) the date on which a record is to be taken for the purpose of such dividend, distribution, redemption, rights or warrants, or if a record is not to be taken, the date as of which the holders of the Common Stock of record to be entitled to such dividend, distributions, redemption, rights or warrants are to be determined or (y) the date on which such reclassification, consolidation, merger, sale, transfer or share exchange is expected to become effective or close, and the date as of which it is expected that holders of the Common Stock of record shall be entitled to exchange their shares of the Common Stock for securities, cash or other property deliverable upon such reclassification, consolidation, merger, sale, transfer or share exchange, provided that the failure to deliver such notice or any defect therein or in the delivery thereof shall not affect the validity of the corporate action required to be specified in such notice. To the extent that any notice provided hereunder constitutes, or contains, material, non-public information regarding the Company or any of the Subsidiaries, the Company shall simultaneously file such notice with the Commission pursuant to a Current Report on Form 8-K or post such notice on the OTC Disclosure and News Service. The Holder shall remain entitled to convert this Debenture during the 20-day period commencing on the date of such notice through the effective date of the event triggering such notice except as may otherwise be expressly set forth herein.
Section 6. Events of Default.
a) “Event of Default” means, wherever used herein, any of the following events (whatever the reason for such event and whether such event shall be voluntary or involuntary or effected by operation of law or pursuant to any judgment, decree or order of any court, or any order, rule or regulation of any administrative or governmental body):
i. any default in the payment of (A) the principal amount of any Debenture or (B) interest, liquidated damages and other amounts owing to the Holder on the Debenture, as and when the same shall become due and payable (whether on a Conversion Date or the Maturity Date or by acceleration or otherwise) which default which default, solely in the case of an interest payment or other default under clause (B) above, is not cured within 3 Trading Days;
ii. the Company shall fail to observe or perform any other material covenant or agreement contained in the Debenture (other than a breach by the Company of its obligations to deliver shares of Common Stock to the Holder upon conversion, which breach is addressed in clause (ix) below) which failure is not cured, if possible to cure, within the earlier to occur of (A) 5 Trading Days after notice of such failure sent by the Holder or by any other Holder to the Company and (B) 10 Trading Days after the Company has become or should have become aware of such failure;
iii. a default or event of default (subject to any grace or cure period provided in the applicable agreement, document or instrument) shall occur under (A) any of the Transaction Documents or (B) any other material agreement, lease, document or instrument to which the Company or any Subsidiary is obligated (and not covered by clause (vi) below);
iv. any representation or warranty made in this Debenture, any other Transaction Documents, any written statement pursuant hereto or thereto or any other report, financial statement or certificate made or delivered to the Holder shall be untrue or incorrect in any material respect as of the date when made or deemed made;
v. the Company or any Significant Subsidiary (as such term is defined in Rule 1-02(w) of Regulation S-X) shall be subject to a Bankruptcy Event;
vi. the Company or any Subsidiary shall default on any of its obligations under any mortgage, credit agreement or other facility, indenture agreement, factoring agreement or other instrument under which there may be issued, or by which there may be secured or evidenced, any indebtedness for borrowed money or money due under any long term leasing or factoring arrangement that (a) involves an obligation greater than $50,000, whether such indebtedness now exists or shall hereafter be created and (b) results in such indebtedness becoming or being declared due and payable prior to the date on which it would otherwise become due and payable;
vii. the Common Stock shall not be eligible for listing or quotation for trading on a Trading Market or the OTC Pink and shall not be eligible to resume listing or quotation for trading thereon within five Trading Days or the transfer of shares of Common Stock through the Depository Trust Company System is no longer available or “chilled”;
viii. the Company shall be a party to any Change of Control Transaction or Fundamental Transaction or shall agree to sell or dispose of all or in excess of 50% of its assets in one transaction or a series of related transactions (whether or not such sale would constitute a Change of Control Transaction);
ix. the Company shall fail for any reason to deliver certificates to the Holder prior to the third Trading Day after a Conversion Date pursuant to Section 4(c) or the Company shall provide at any time notice to the Holder, including by way of public announcement, of the Company’s intention to not honor requests for conversions of the Debenture in accordance with the terms hereof;
x. the Company fails to file with the Commission any required reports under Section 13 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act or otherwise post any required periodic reports or current information on the OTC News and Disclosure Service in accordance with the applicable guidelines of the OTC Pink such that it is not in compliance with Rule 144(c)(1) (or Rule 144(i)(2), if applicable);
xi. if the Company or any Significant Subsidiary shall: (i) apply for or consent to the appointment of a receiver, trustee, custodian or liquidator of it or any of its properties, (ii) admit in writing its inability to pay its debts as they mature, (iii) make a general assignment for the benefit of creditors, (iv) be adjudicated bankrupt or insolvent or be the subject of an order for relief under Title 11 of the United States Code or any bankruptcy, reorganization, insolvency, readjustment of debt, dissolution or liquidation law or statute of any other jurisdiction or foreign country, or (v) file a voluntary petition in bankruptcy, or a petition or an answer seeking reorganization or an arrangement with creditors or to take advantage or any bankruptcy, reorganization, insolvency, readjustment of debt, dissolution or liquidation law or statute, or an answer admitting the material allegations of a petition filed against it in any proceeding under any such law, or (vi) take or permit to be taken any action in furtherance of or for the purpose of effecting any of the foregoing;
xii. if any order, judgment or decree shall be entered, without the application, approval or consent of the Company or any Significant Subsidiary, by any court of competent jurisdiction, approving a petition seeking liquidation or reorganization of the Company or any Subsidiary, or appointing a receiver, trustee, custodian or liquidator of the Company or any Subsidiary, or of all or any substantial part of its assets, and such order, judgment or decree shall continue unstayed and in effect for any period of sixty (60) days;
xiii. the occurrence of any levy upon or seizure or attachment of, or any uninsured loss of or damage to, any property of the Company or any Subsidiary having an aggregate fair value or repair cost in excess of $50,000, and any such levy, seizure or attachment shall not be set aside, bonded or discharged within thirty (30) days after the date thereof;
xiv. the Company shall fail to maintain sufficient reserved shares pursuant to Section 4(c)(vi) of this Debenture; or
xv. any monetary judgment, writ or similar final process shall be entered or filed against the Company, any subsidiary or any of their respective property or other assets for more than $50,000, and such judgment, writ or similar final process shall remain unvacated, unbonded or unstayed for a period of 45 calendar days.
b) Remedies Upon Event of Default. If any Event of Default occurs, then the outstanding principal amount of this Debenture, plus accrued but unpaid interest (including, without limitation, any unpaid guaranteed interest), liquidated damages and other amounts owing in respect thereof through the date of acceleration, shall become, at the Holder’s election by notice in writing to Company, immediately due and payable in cash at the Mandatory Default Amount. After the occurrence of any Event of Default that results in the eventual acceleration of this Debenture, the interest rate on this Debenture shall accrue at an interest rate equal to the lesser of 2% per month (24% per annum) or the maximum rate permitted under applicable law. Upon the payment in full of the Mandatory Default Amount, the Holder shall promptly surrender this Debenture to or as directed by the Company. In connection with such acceleration described herein, the Holder need not provide, and the Company hereby waives, any presentment, demand, protest or other notice of any kind, and the Holder may immediately and without expiration of any grace period enforce any and all of its rights and remedies hereunder and all other remedies available to it under applicable law. Such acceleration may be rescinded and annulled by Holder at any time prior to payment hereunder and the Holder shall have all rights as a holder of the Debenture until such time, if any, as the Holder receives full payment pursuant to this Section 6(b). No such rescission or annulment shall affect any subsequent Event of Default or impair any right consequent thereon.
Section 7. Negative Covenants. As long as any portion of this Debenture remains outstanding, unless Holder holding at least 75% of the aggregate principal amount of the then outstanding Debentures shall otherwise consent in writing, the Company shall not, and shall not permit any of its Subsidiaries to, directly or indirectly:
a) other than Permitted Indebtedness, enter into, create, incur, assume, guarantee or suffer to exist any indebtedness for borrowed money of any kind, including but not limited to, a guarantee, on or with respect to any of its property or assets now owned or hereafter acquired or any interest therein or any income or profits therefrom;
b) other than Permitted Liens, enter into, create, incur, assume or suffer to exist any Liens of any kind, on or with respect to any of its property or assets now owned or hereafter acquired or any interest therein or any income or profits therefrom;
c) amend its charter documents, including without limitation, the certificate of incorporation and bylaws, in any manner that materially and adversely affects any rights of the Holder;
d) repay, repurchase or offer to repay, repurchase or otherwise acquire any shares of its Common Stock or Common Stock Equivalents or any other security, including preferred stock, or Indebtedness of the Company that is pari passu with, or junior or subordinate to (unless otherwise permitted pursuant to a written subordination agreement with the Holders) other than as to repurchases of Common Stock or Common Stock Equivalents of departing officers and directors of the Company, provided that such repurchases shall not exceed an aggregate of $50,000 for all officers and directors during the term of this Debenture);
e) enter into any Fundamental Transaction or Change of Control Transaction without the consent of the Holders of 75% of the outstanding principal amount of the Debentures;
f) pay cash dividends or distributions on any equity securities of the Company;
g) enter into any transaction with any Affiliate of the Company which would be required to be disclosed in any public filing with the Commission or posting with the OTC Disclosure & News Service, unless such transaction is made on an arm’s-length basis and expressly approved by a majority of the disinterested directors of the Company (even if less than a quorum otherwise required for board approval); or
h) enter into any agreement with respect to any of the foregoing.
Section 8. INTENTIONALLY DELETED.
Section 9. Miscellaneous.
a) Notices. Any and all notices or other communications or deliveries to be provided by the Holder hereunder, including, without limitation, any Notice of Conversion, shall be in writing and delivered personally, by facsimile, or sent by a nationally recognized overnight courier service, addressed to the Company, at 399 N.W. 2nd Avenue, #216, Boca Raton, FL 33432 or such other facsimile number or address as the Company may specify for such purposes by notice to the Holder delivered in accordance with this Section 9(a). Any and all notices or other communications or deliveries to be provided by the Company hereunder shall be in writing and delivered personally, by facsimile, or sent by a nationally recognized overnight courier service addressed to each Holder at the facsimile number or address of the Holder as appearing on the books of the Company, or such other facsimile number or address as the Holder may specify for such purposes by notice to the Company delivered in accordance with this Section 9(a). Any notice or other communication or deliveries hereunder shall be deemed given and effective on the earliest of (i) the date of transmission, if such notice or communication is delivered via facsimile at the facsimile number set forth on the signature pages attached hereto prior to 12:00 p.m. (New York City time) on any date, (ii) the next Trading Day after the date of transmission, if such notice or communication is delivered via facsimile at the facsimile number set forth on the signature pages attached hereto on a day that is not a Trading Day or later than 12:00 p.m. (New York City time) on any Trading Day, (iii) the second Trading Day following the date of mailing, if sent by U.S. nationally recognized overnight courier service or (iv) upon actual receipt by the party to whom such notice is required to be given.
b) Absolute Obligation. Except as expressly provided herein, no provision of this Debenture shall alter or impair the obligation of the Company to pay the principal of, liquidated damages and accrued interest, as applicable, on this Debenture at the time, place, and rate, and in the coin or currency, herein prescribed. This Debenture is a direct debt obligation of the Company.
c) Lost or Mutilated Debenture. If this Debenture shall be mutilated, lost, stolen or destroyed, the Company shall execute and deliver, in exchange and substitution for and upon cancellation of a mutilated Debenture, or in lieu of or in substitution for a lost, stolen or destroyed Debenture, a new Debenture for the principal amount of this Debenture so mutilated, lost, stolen or destroyed, but only upon receipt of evidence of such loss, theft or destruction of such Debenture, and of the ownership hereof, reasonably satisfactory to the Company.
d) Governing Law. All questions concerning the construction, validity, enforcement and interpretation of this Debenture shall be governed by and construed and enforced in accordance with the internal laws of the State of New York, without regard to the principles of conflict of laws thereof. Each party agrees that all legal proceedings concerning the interpretation, enforcement and defense of the transactions contemplated by any of the Transaction Documents (whether brought against a party hereto or its respective Affiliates, directors, officers, shareholders, employees or agents) shall be commenced in the state and federal courts sitting in the City of New York, Borough of Manhattan (the “New York Courts”). Each party hereto hereby irrevocably submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of the New York Courts for the adjudication of any dispute hereunder or in connection herewith or with any transaction contemplated hereby or discussed herein (including with respect to the enforcement of any of the Transaction Documents), and hereby irrevocably waives, and agrees not to assert in any suit, action or proceeding, any claim that it is not personally subject to the jurisdiction of such New York Courts, or such New York Courts are improper or inconvenient venue for such proceeding. Each party hereby irrevocably waives personal service of process and consents to process being served in any such suit, action or proceeding by mailing a copy thereof via registered or certified mail or overnight delivery (with evidence of delivery) to such party at the address in effect for notices to it under this Debenture 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 applicable law. Each party hereto hereby irrevocably waives, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, any and all right to trial by jury in any legal proceeding arising out of or relating to this Debenture or the transactions contemplated hereby. If any party shall commence an action or proceeding to enforce any provisions of this Debenture, then the prevailing party in such action or proceeding shall be reimbursed by the other party for its attorney’s fees and other costs and expenses incurred in the investigation, preparation and prosecution of such action or proceeding.
e) Waiver. Any waiver by the Company or the Holder of a breach of any provision of this Debenture shall not operate as or be construed to be a waiver of any other breach of such provision or of any breach of any other provision of this Debenture. The failure of the Company or the Holder to insist upon strict adherence to any term of this Debenture on one or more occasions shall not be considered a waiver or deprive that party of the right thereafter to insist upon strict adherence to that term or any other term of this Debenture on any other occasion. Any waiver by the Company or the Holder must be in writing.
f) Severability. If any provision of this Debenture is invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the balance of this Debenture shall remain in effect, and if any provision is inapplicable to any Person or circumstance, it shall nevertheless remain applicable to all other Persons and circumstances. If it shall be found that any interest or other amount deemed interest due hereunder violates the applicable law governing usury, the applicable rate of interest due hereunder shall automatically be lowered to equal the maximum rate of interest permitted under applicable law. The Company covenants (to the extent that it may lawfully do so) that it shall not at any time insist upon, plead, or in any manner whatsoever claim or take the benefit or advantage of, any stay, extension or usury law or other law which would prohibit or forgive the Company from paying all or any portion of the principal of or interest on this Debenture as contemplated herein, wherever enacted, now or at any time hereafter in force, or which may affect the covenants or the performance of this Debenture, and the Company (to the extent it may lawfully do so) hereby expressly waives all benefits or advantage of any such law, and covenants that it will not, by resort to any such law, hinder, delay or impede the execution of any power herein granted to the Holder, but will suffer and permit the execution of every such as though no such law has been enacted.
g) Remedies, Characterizations, Other Obligations, Breaches and Injunctive Relief. The remedies provided in this Debenture shall be cumulative and in addition to all other remedies available under this Debenture and any of the other Transaction Documents at law or in equity (including a decree of specific performance and/or other injunctive relief), and nothing herein shall limit the Holder’s right to pursue actual and consequential damages for any failure by the Company to comply with the terms of this Debenture. The Company covenants to the Holder that there shall be no characterization concerning this instrument other than as expressly provided herein. Amounts set forth or provided for herein with respect to payments, conversion and the like (and the computation thereof) shall be the amounts to be received by the Holder and shall not, except as expressly provided herein, be subject to any other obligation of the Company (or the performance thereof). The Company acknowledges that a breach by it of its obligations hereunder will cause irreparable harm to the Holder and that the remedy at law for any such breach may be inadequate. The Company therefore agrees that, in the event of any such breach or threatened breach, the Holder shall be entitled, in addition to all other available remedies, to an injunction restraining any such breach or any such threatened breach, without the necessity of showing economic loss and without any bond or other security being required. The Company shall provide all information and documentation to the Holder that is requested by the Holder to enable the Holder to confirm the Company’s compliance with the terms and conditions of this Debenture.
h) Next Business Day. Whenever any payment or other obligation hereunder shall be due on a day other than a Business Day, such payment shall be made on the next succeeding Business Day.
i) Headings. The headings contained herein are for convenience only, do not constitute a part of this Debenture and shall not be deemed to limit or affect any of the provisions hereof.
j) Amendment. This Debenture may be modified or amended or provisions hereof waived with the written consent of the Company and the Holder(s) of at least 75% of the then outstanding principal amount of all of the Debentures.
(Signature Pages Follow)
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Company has caused this Debenture to be duly executed by a duly authorized officer as of the date first above indicated.
|PF Hospitality Group, Inc.|
|By:||/s/ Randy Romano|
NOTICE OF CONVERSION
The undersigned hereby elects to convert principal under the Convertible Debenture due November 30, 2020 of PF Hospitality Group, Inc., a Nevada 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 4 of this Debenture, 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.
Date to Effect Conversion:
Principal Amount of Debenture to be Converted:
Number of shares of Common Stock to be issued:
This Convertible Debenture due on November 30, 2020 in the original principal amount of $100,000 is issued by PF Hospitality Group, Inc., a Nevada corporation. This Conversion Schedule reflects conversions made under Section 4 of the above referenced Debenture.
Date of Conversion
(or for first entry,
form of STOCK PLEDGE AGREEMENT
THIS STOCK PLEDGE AGREEMENT (as may be amended, restated or modified from time to time, this “Pledge Agreement”), dated as of July ___, 2016 made by and between [__], as pledgor (the “Pledgor”), and R & T Sports Marketing, Inc., a Florida corporation, as pledgee (the “Pledgee”).
W I T N E S S E T H:
WHEREAS, PF Hospitality Group, Inc., a Nevada corporation (the “Company”) sold to R & T Sports Marketing, Inc. a $200,000.00 principal amount Convertible Debenture Due July 20, 2021 at par value (the “Convertible Debenture”); and
WHEREAS, as of the date hereof, the Pledgor is the direct registered and beneficial owner of [__] shares of common stock of the Company (the “Shares”), of which Pledgor seeks to pledge [__] Shares pursuant to the terms of this Stock Pledge Agreement (the “Pledged Shares”); and
WHEREAS, in order to induce the Pledgee to purchase the Convertible Debenture, the Pledgor has agreed to execute and deliver to the Pledgee, as security for the obligations of the Company to the Pledgee as set forth in the Convertible Debentures, a pledge of all of the Pledgor’s right, title and interest in and to the Pledged Shares.
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises set forth above, the covenants and agreements hereinafter set forth, and other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and adequacy of which are hereby acknowledged, the Pledgor and the Pledgee agree as set forth below:
SECTION 1. Defined Terms. Except as otherwise defined herein, terms defined in the Convertible Debentures shall have the same meaning when used herein.
Grant of Security. (a) As security for the Obligations, the Pledgor hereby pledges, assigns, transfers and delivers to the Pledgee the Pledged Shares and hereby grants to the Pledgee a first priority lien on and a first priority security interest in the following (collectively, the “Pledged Collateral”):
(i) the Pledged Shares and all capital, revenue, profit, income, gain or other property or proceeds, return on contribution or otherwise with respect to the Pledged Shares;
(ii) all other payments due or to become due to the Pledgor in respect of the Pledged Shares whether under any organizational document or otherwise, whether as contractual obligations, damages or otherwise;
(iii) all other property hereafter delivered in substitution for or in addition to any of the foregoing, all certificates and instruments representing or evidencing such other property and all cash, securities, interest, dividends, rights and other property at any time and from time to time received, receivable or otherwise distributed in respect of or in exchange for any or all thereof.
SECTION 2. Representations and Warranties. The Pledgor represents and warrants that:
(a) it is the legal and beneficial owner of, and has good and marketable title to, the Pledged Collateral, subject to no pledge, lien, mortgage, hypothecation, security interest, charge, option or other encumbrance whatsoever, except the lien and security interest created and contemplated by this Pledge Agreement;
(b) it has full power, authority and legal right to execute, deliver and perform its obligations under this Pledge Agreement and to create the lien and security interest contemplated by this Pledge Agreement;
(c) the Pledged Shares are “securities” governed by Article 8 of the UCC;
(d) this Pledge Agreement constitutes a valid obligation of the Pledgor, legally binding upon it and enforceable in accordance with its terms;
(e) no consent of any other party (including equity interest holders of the Pledgor) is required in connection with the execution, delivery, performance, validity, enforceability or enforcement of this Pledge Agreement, and no consent, license, approval or authorization of, or registration or declaration with, any governmental authority, bureau or agency is required in connection with the execution, delivery, performance, validity, enforceability or enforcement of this Pledge Agreement; and
(f) the execution, delivery and performance of this Pledge Agreement will not violate or contravene any provision of any existing law or regulation or decree of any court, governmental authority, bureau or agency having jurisdiction in the premises or of the organizational documents of the Pledgor or of any mortgage, indenture, security agreement, contract, undertaking or other agreement to which the Pledgor is a party or which purports to be binding upon it or any of its properties or assets and will not result in the creation or imposition of any lien, charge or encumbrance on, or security interest in, any of its properties or assets pursuant to the provisions of any such mortgage, indenture, security agreement, contract, undertaking or other agreement.
SECTION 3. Covenants. The Pledgor hereby covenants that during the continuance of this Pledge Agreement:
(a) it shall warrant and defend the right and title of the Pledgee conferred by this Pledge Agreement in and to the Pledged Collateral at the cost of the Pledgor against the claims and demands of all persons whomsoever;
(b) it shall not sell, assign, transfer, charge, pledge or encumber in any manner any part of the Pledged Collateral or suffer to exist any encumbrance on the Pledged Collateral
(c) it shall not amend or modify any organizational document of the Company;
(d) it shall not vote the Pledged Shares of the Company in favor of the consolidation, merger, dissolution, liquidation or any other corporate reorganization of the Company;
(e) it shall furnish to Pledgee from time to time statements and schedules further identifying and describing the Pledged Collateral as Pledgee reasonably requests, all in reasonable detail; and
(f) it shall indemnify the Pledgee from, and hold it harmless against, any and all liabilities with respect to, or resulting from any delay in paying, any and all stamp, excise, sales or other taxes which may be payable or determined to be payable with respect to any of the Pledged Collateral or in connection with the transaction contemplated by this Pledge Agreement.
SECTION 4. Delivery of Additional Collateral; Reduction of Pledged Shares.
(a) If the Pledgor shall become entitled to receive or shall receive any equity interests, option or rights, whether as an addition to, in substitution of, or in exchange for any of the Pledged Shares, the Pledgor agrees to accept the same as the agent of the Pledgee and to hold the same in trust for the benefit of the Pledgee and to deliver the same forthwith to the Pledgee in the exact form received, with the endorsement of the Pledgor when necessary and/or appropriate undated Instruments of Transfer duly executed in blank, and Irrevocable Proxies for any shares of capital stock so received, in substantially the forms attached hereto to be held by the Pledgee, subject to the terms hereof, as additional collateral security for the Obligations.
(b) Reduction of Pledged Shares. The number of Pledged Shares shall be subject to reduction in an amount equal to the reduction in the principal amount of the Convertible Debentures held by Pledgee divided by $200,000.00 (plus interest on such amount which accrues commencing on the date of this Agreement) and multiplying the result by the number of Pledged Shares until the number of Pledged Shares is zero (the “Pledged Share Reduction”). The Pledged Share Reduction shall be computed no less frequently than within 30 days after the last day of each fiscal quarter.
SECTION 5. Intentionally deleted.
SECTION 6. General Authority. The Pledgor hereby consents that, without the necessity of any reservation of rights against the Pledgor, and without notice to or further assent by the Pledgor, any demand for payment of any of the Obligations made by the Pledgee may be rescinded by the Pledgee and any of the Obligations continued, and the Obligations, or the liability of the Pledgor and/or the Company upon or for any part thereof, or any other collateral security (including, without limitation, any collateral security held pursuant to any of the other Convertible Debentures) or right of offset with respect thereto, may, from time to time, in whole or in part, be renewed, extended, modified, accelerated, compromised, waived, surrendered, or released by the Pledgee, and the Convertible Debentures, any guarantees and any other collateral security documents executed and delivered by the Pledgor and/or the Company any or any other obligors in respect of the Obligations may be amended, modified, supplemented or terminated, in whole or in part, as the Pledgee may deem advisable, from time to time, and any other collateral security at any time held by the Pledgee for the payment of the Obligations (including, without limitation, any collateral security held pursuant to any other collateral security document executed and delivered pursuant to the Convertible Debentures) may be sold, exchanged, waived, surrendered or released, all without notice to or further assent by the Pledgor or the Company, which shall remain bound hereunder, notwithstanding any such renewal, extension, modification, acceleration, compromise, amendment, supplement, termination, sale, exchange, waiver, surrender or release. The Pledgor waives any and all notices of the creation, renewal, extension or accrual of any of the Obligations and notice of or proof of reliance by the Pledgee upon this Pledge Agreement, and the Obligations, and any of them, shall conclusively be deemed to have been created, contracted or incurred in reliance upon this Pledge Agreement, and all dealings between the Pledged Company and the Pledgee shall likewise be conclusively presumed to have been had or consummated in reliance upon this Pledge Agreement. The Pledgor waives diligence, presentment, protest, demand for payment and notice of default or non-payment to or upon the Pledgor or the Pledged Company with respect to the Obligations.
SECTION 7. UCC Filings. The Pledgor does hereby authorize the Pledgee to do all things the Pledgee may reasonably deem to be necessary or advisable in order to perfect or maintain the security interest granted by this Pledge Agreement including, but not limited to, filing any and all Uniform Commercial Code financing statements or renewals thereof.
SECTION 8. Remedies. At any time after the occurrence of an Event of Default that has not yet been cured or in the event any of the security created by or pursuant to this Pledge Agreement shall be imperiled or jeopardized in a manner deemed material by the Pledgee in its sole and reasonable discretion, the Pledgee shall be entitled, without further notice to the Pledgor:
(a) subject to the limitations of the UCC (to the extent applicable), to sell, assign, transfer and deliver at any time the whole, or from time to time any part, of the Pledged Collateral or any rights or interests therein, at public or private sale or in any other manner, at such price or prices and on such terms as the Pledgee may deem appropriate, and either for cash, on credit, for other property or for future delivery, at the option of the Pledgee, upon not less than 10 days’ written notice (which 10 day notice is hereby acknowledged by the Pledgor to be reasonable) addressed to the Pledgor at its last address provided to the Pledgee pursuant to this Pledge Agreement, but without demand, advertisement or other notice of any kind (all of which are hereby expressly waived by the Pledgor). If any of the Pledged Collateral or any rights or interests thereon are to be disposed of at a public sale, the Pledgee may, without notice or publication, adjourn any such sale or cause the same to be adjourned from time to time by announcement at the time and place fixed for sale, and such sale may, without further notice, occur at the time and place identified in such announcement. If any of the Pledged Collateral or any rights or interests therein shall be disposed of at a private sale, the Pledgee shall be relieved from all liability or claim for inadequacy of price. At any such public sale the Pledgee may purchase the whole or any part of the Pledged Collateral or any rights or interests therein so sold. Each purchaser, including the Pledgee should it acquire the Pledged Collateral, at any public or private sale, shall hold the property sold free from any claim or right of redemption, stay, appraisal or reclamation on the part of the Pledgor which are hereby expressly waived and released to the extent permitted by applicable law. If any of the Pledged Collateral or any rights or interests therein shall be sold on credit or for future delivery, the Pledged Collateral or rights or interests so sold may be retained by the Pledgee until the selling price thereof shall be paid by the purchaser, but the Pledgee shall not incur any liability in case of failure of the purchaser to take up and pay for the Pledged Collateral or rights or interests therein so sold. In case of any such failure, the Pledged Collateral or rights or interests therein may again be sold on not less than 10 days’ written notice as aforesaid; and
(b) to exercise all voting and other equity interest rights at any meeting of any Pledged Company and exercise any and all rights of conversion, exchange, subscription or any other rights, privileges or options pertaining to the Pledged Shares of the Pledged Company as if it was the absolute owner thereof, including, without limitation, the right to exchange at its discretion, such Pledged Shares upon the merger, consolidation, reorganization, recapitalization or other readjustment of the Company or, upon the exercise by the Company or the Pledgee of any right, privilege or option pertaining to such Pledged Shares, and in connection therewith, to deposit and deliver such Pledged Shares with any committee, depository, transfer agent, registrar or other designated agency upon such terms and conditions as it may determine, all without liability except to account for property actually received by it.
SECTION 9. No Duty on Pledgee. The Pledgee shall have no duty to exercise any of the aforesaid rights, privileges or options and shall not be responsible for any failure to do so or delay in so doing.
SECTION 10. Application of Proceeds. All moneys collected or received by the Pledgee pursuant to this Pledge Agreement shall be applied to satisfy the Obligations in the manner determined by the Pledgee.
SECTION 11. Miscellaneous.
11.1 Further Assurances. The Pledgor agrees that if this Pledge Agreement shall, in the reasonable opinion of the Pledgee, at any time be deemed by the Pledgee, for any reason, insufficient in whole or in part to carry out the true intent and spirit hereof, it shall execute or cause to be executed such other documents or deliver or cause to be delivered such further assurances as in the opinion of the Pledgee may be required in order to more effectively accomplish the purposes of this Pledge Agreement including, without limitation, an alternative pledge or such other alternative security as the Pledgee shall reasonably require.
11.2 Remedies Cumulative and Not Exclusive; No Waiver. Each and every right, power and remedy herein given to the Pledgee shall be cumulative and shall be in addition to every other right, power and remedy of the Pledgee now or hereafter existing at law, in equity or by statute, and each and every right, power and remedy, whether herein given or otherwise existing, may be exercised from time to time, in whole or in part, and as often and in such order as may be deemed expedient by the Pledgee, and the exercise or the beginning of the exercise of any right, power or remedy shall not be construed to be a waiver of the right to exercise at the same time or thereafter any other right, power or remedy. No failure, delay or omission by the Pledgee in the exercise of any right or power or in the pursuance of any remedy accruing upon any breach or default by the Pledgor shall impair any such right, power or remedy or be construed to be a waiver of any such right, power or remedy or to be an acquiescence therein; nor shall the acceptance by the Pledgee of any security or of any payment of or on account of any of the amounts due from the Pledgor to the Pledgee and maturing after any breach or default or of any payment on account of any past breach or default be construed to be a waiver of any right with respect to any future breach or default or of any past breach or default not completely cured thereby. In addition to the rights and remedies granted to it in this Pledge Agreement and in any other instrument or agreement securing, evidencing or relating to any of the Obligations, the Pledgee shall have rights and remedies of a secured party under the UCC.
11.3 Successors and Assigns. This Pledge Agreement and all obligations of the Pledgor hereunder shall be binding upon the successors and assigns of the Pledgor and shall, together with the rights and remedies of the Pledgee hereunder, inure to the benefit of the Pledgee, its respective successors and assigns.
11.4 Waiver; Amendment. None of the terms and conditions of this Pledge Agreement may be changed, waived, modified or varied in any manner whatsoever unless in writing duly signed by the Pledgor and the Pledgee.
11.5 Invalidity. If any provision of this Pledge Agreement shall at any time, for any reason, be declared invalid, void or otherwise inoperative by a court of competent jurisdiction, such declaration or decision shall not affect the validity of any other provision or provisions of this Pledge Agreement, or the validity of this Pledge Agreement as a whole and, to the fullest extent permitted by law, the other provisions hereof shall remain in full force and effect in such jurisdiction and shall be liberally construed in favor of the Pledgee in order to carry out the intentions of the parties hereto as nearly as may be possible. The invalidity and unenforceability of any provision hereof in any jurisdiction shall not affect the validity or enforceability of such provision in any other jurisdiction.
11.6 Notices. All notices of request, demand and other communications hereunder shall be addressed, sent and deemed delivered in accordance with the Convertible Debentures, including delivery of any such notices or communications to the Company on behalf of the Pledgor, which Pledgor hereby agrees and acknowledges shall be valid and effective notice to the Pledgor hereunder.
11.7 Counterparts; Electronic Delivery. This Pledge Agreement may be executed in any number of counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original, but all such counterparts together shall constitute one and the same instrument. Delivery of an executed counterpart of this Pledge Agreement by facsimile or electronic transmission shall be deemed as effective as delivery of an originally executed counterpart. In the event that the Pledgor delivers an executed counterpart of this Pledge Agreement by facsimile or electronic transmission, the Pledgor shall also deliver an originally executed counterpart as soon as practicable, but the failure of the Pledgor to deliver an originally executed counterpart of this Pledge Agreement shall not affect the validity or effectiveness of this Pledge Agreement.
11.8 References. References herein to Sections, Exhibits and Schedules are to be construed as references to sections of, exhibits to, and schedules to, this Pledge Agreement, unless the context otherwise requires.
11.9 Headings. In this Pledge Agreement, Section headings are inserted for convenience of reference only and shall not be taken into account in the interpretation of this Pledge Agreement.
11.10 Termination. When all of the Obligations shall have been fully satisfied, the Pledgee agrees that it shall forthwith release the Pledgor from its Obligations hereunder and the Pledgee shall promptly execute and deliver to the Pledgor a proper instrument or instruments acknowledging the satisfaction and termination of this Pledge Agreement, and the Irrevocable Proxies shall terminate forthwith and be delivered to the Pledgor forthwith together with the other items furnished to the Pledgee pursuant to this Pledge Agreement.
SECTION 12. Applicable Law, Jurisdiction and Waivers.
12.1 Governing Law. Except in the case of the Mandatory Forum Selection clause set forth in Section 14.2 hereof, this Pledge Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Florida, without regard to principles of conflicts of laws thereof.
12.2 MANDATORY FORUM SELECTION. Any dispute arising under, relating to, or in connection with the Agreement or related to any matter which is the subject of or incidental to the Agreement (whether or not such claim is based upon breach of contract or tort) shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the state and/or federal courts located in Broward County, FLOrida; provided, however, PLEDGEE may, at its sole option, elect to bring any action in any other jurisdiction. This provision is intended to be a “mandatory” forum selection clause and governed by and interpreted consistent with Florida law.
12.3 WAIVER OF IMMUNITY. TO THE EXTENT THAT THE PLEDGOR HAS OR HEREAFTER MAY ACQUIRE ANY IMMUNITY FROM SUIT, JURISDICTION OF ANY COURT OR ANY LEGAL PROCESS (WHETHER THROUGH ATTACHMENT PRIOR TO JUDGMENT, ATTACHMENT IN AID OF EXECUTION, EXECUTION OF A JUDGMENT, OR FROM ANY OTHER LEGAL PROCESS OR REMEDY) WITH RESPECT TO ITSELF OR ITS PROPERTY, THE PLEDGOR HEREBY IRREVOCABLY WAIVES SUCH IMMUNITY IN RESPECT OF ITS OBLIGATIONS UNDER THIS PLEDGE AGREEMENT.
12.4 WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL. EACH OF THE PLEDGOR AND THE PLEDGEE HEREBY WAIVES TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY ACTION, PROCEEDING OR COUNTERCLAIM BROUGHT BY ANY PARTY HERETO OR ANY BENEFICIARY HEREOF ON ANY MATTER WHATSOEVER ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THIS PLEDGE AGREEMENT.
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Pledge Agreement to be duly executed the day and year first above written.