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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

 

 

FORM 8-K

 

 

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 13, 2023

 

 

 

PARTS iD, Inc.

(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   001-38296   81-3674868
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
  (Commission File Number)   (IRS Employer
Identification No.)

 

1 Corporate Drive

Suite C

Cranbury, New Jersey 08512

(Address of Principal Executive Offices, including Zip Code)

 

(609) 642-4700

(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

 

 

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instructions A.2. below):

 

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

 

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

 

Title of each class   Trading Symbol   Name of exchange on which registered
Class A Common Stock    ID   NYSE American

 

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

 

Emerging growth company

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item 1.01. Entry Into a Material Definitive Agreement.

 

Lind Financing

 

On July 14, 2023 (the “Initial Closing Date”), PARTS iD, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”) entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement (the “Lind Purchase Agreement”).

 

The Lind Purchase Agreements provides for loans in an aggregate principal amount of up to $10 million under various tranches (the “Lind Financing”). As of the Initial Closing Date, Lind funded $3.75 million (less commitment fees) to the Company out of the $4.75 million “First Funding Amount” (as defined in the Lind Purchase Agreement) and Lind will fund the remaining $1.0 million (less commitment fees) within 5 business days of the Company (i) having a registration statement (the “Registration Statement”) declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) for the registration of the shares of the Company’s Class A common stock (the “Common Stock”) issuable upon conversion of the Lind Note (as defined below) and the Lind Warrant (as defined below) and (ii) the receipt of Stockholder Approval (as defined in the Lind Purchase Agreement), if required. In consideration for the First Funding Amount, the Company issued and sold to Lind, in a private placement, (A) a senior secured convertible promissory note in the aggregate principal amount of $5,367,500 (the “Lind Note”) and (B) 12,837,838 warrants to purchase the Company’s Common Stock at an exercise price of $0.50 per share (subject to certain adjustments) (the “Lind Warrant”).

 

At any time while the Lind Note is outstanding and subject to certain conditions being satisfied as set forth in the Lind Purchase Agreement, the Company may deliver a written notice to Lind (an “Additional Funding Request”) requesting an increase in the amount of funding provided by Lind to the Company under the Lind Note, and such Additional Funding Request shall be equal to no less than $1.0 million and shall not exceed $5.25 million (the “Additional Funding Limit”). Within 7 business days of receiving the Additional Funding Request, Lind shall give a written response to the Company (an “Investor Response”) that provides that Lind has elected (in its sole and absolute discretion) to (i) advance the full requested amount, (ii) advance an amount less than the full requested amount or (iii) not advance any of the requested amount. In addition, Lind may, in its sole discretion and without any action by the Company, deliver written notice to the Company (an “Investor Funding Notice”) of its election to advance up to an aggregate of $2.0 million of increased funding to the Company. Any such increased funding amounts directed by Lind shall count toward the Additional Funding Limit.

 

The Lind Note does not bear any interest and matures on July 14, 2024. Following the date that is sixty (60) days after the earlier to occur of (A) the date the Registration Statement is declared effective by the SEC or (B) the date that any shares issued pursuant to the Lind Note may be immediately resold under Rule 144 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), the Company may repay all, but not less than all, of the then outstanding principal amount of the Lind Note, subject to a 5% premium. If the Company elects to prepay the Lind Note, Lind has the right to convert up to 33 1/3% of the principal amount of the Lind Note at the Conversion Price (as defined below) into shares of the Company’s Common Stock. The Lind Note is convertible, at the option of Lind, into shares of the Company’s common stock at price per share equal to the lower of $0.50 or 90% of the average of the 3 lowest daily VWAPs (as defined in the Note) during the 20 Trading Days (as defined in the Note) prior to conversion.

 

As collateral for the obligations under the Lind Purchase Agreement, the Company has granted to Lind a senior security interest in all of Company’s right, title, and interest in, to and under all of Company’s property (inclusive of intellectual property), subject to certain exceptions, as set forth in the LLC Guarantor Security Agreement (as defined in the Lind Purchase Agreement) and the Security Agreement (as defined in the Lind Purchase Agreement).

 

The Lind Warrant will expire after 5 years from the date of issuance and may be exercised on a cashless basis. The Lind Warrant provides that Lind will not have the right to exercise any portion of the Lind Warrant, if, together with its affiliates, and any other party whose holdings would be aggregated with those of the holder for purposes of Section 13(d) or Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, would beneficially own in excess of 4.99%, of the number of shares of the Company’s Common Stock outstanding immediately after giving effect to such exercise (the “Beneficial Ownership Limitation”); provided, however, that the Beneficial Ownership Limitation by shall automatically increase to 9.99% if Lind, together with its affiliates, owns in excess of 4.99% of the Company’s outstanding Common Stock.

 

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The Lind Purchase Agreement provides for customary shelf and piggyback registration rights with respect to the shares of Common Stock underlying the Lind Note and the Lind Warrant.

 

The Company intends to use the proceeds from the issuance of the Lind Note and the Lind Warrant for working capital purposes and the repayment of current indebtedness.

 

Titan Partners Group, a division of American Capital Partners, LLC, acted as sole placement agent for the offering.

 

The Lind Note and the Lind Warrant were issued by the Company in reliance on the exemption from registration provided by Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act and have not been registered under the Securities Act.

 

The foregoing descriptions of the Lind Purchase Agreement, the Lind Note, the Lind Warrant, Security Agreement, LLC Guarantor Security Agreement, Pledge Agreement, Guaranty and Trademark Security Agreement are not complete and are subject to, and qualified in their entirety by reference to, the full text of the Lind Purchase Agreement, the forms of Lind Note and Lind Warrant, and the full text of the Security Agreement, LLC Guarantor Security Agreement, Pledge Agreement, Guaranty and Trademark Security Agreement, which are included as Exhibits 10.1, 10.2, 10.3, 10.4, 10.5, 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8 to this Current Report on Form 8-K, respectively, and are incorporated herein by this reference.

 

Convertible Notes and Warrants

 

On July 13, 2023, the Company entered into a Note and Warrant Purchase Agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) whereby the Company agreed to issue and sell to certain investors affiliated with certain directors, officers and beneficial owners of the Company (collectively, the “Purchasers”), in a private placement (the “Note Offering”), (i) an aggregate principal amount of up to $3.25 million in junior secured convertible promissory notes (the “Convertible Notes”) and (ii) an aggregate of up to 7,738,094 warrants to purchase the Company’s Common Stock at an exercise price of $0.42 per share (subject to certain adjustments) (the “Warrants). All of the disinterested directors of the Company’s Board of Directors, as well as the disinterested directors of the Audit Committee, reviewed and approved the terms of the Purchase Agreement, Convertible Notes and Warrants.

 

The Convertible Note issued to the non-insider Purchaser accrues interest at 7.75% per annum, compounded semi-annually. Effective on the Maturity Date, if the Convertible Notes have not otherwise been repaid by the Company in accordance with the terms and conditions set forth therein, then at the option of the Purchasers, the outstanding balance of the Convertible Notes (including any accrued but unpaid interest thereon) (the “Note Amounts”) shall convert into that number of fully paid and nonassessable shares of the Company’s Common Stock at a conversion price equal to the respective Note Amount (as defined in the Convertible Note) divided by the Conversion Price (as defined in the Convertible Note). Upon the Company’s sale and issuance of equity or equity-linked securities pursuant to which the Company receives aggregate gross proceeds of at least $10 million (an “Equity Financing”), the Company shall repay the Note Amounts in cash. In addition, upon a Change of Control (as defined in the Convertible Notes) of the Company, the Convertible Notes shall be repaid in full at or before the closing of such transaction in cash.

 

The Convertible Notes are strictly subordinated to the Lind Senior Notes as more fully described in the Convertible Notes and the Convertible Notes are secured by a junior security interest in all of the Company’s right, title, and interest in and to all of the Company’s assets. The Convertible Notes mature on July 13, 2025.

 

The Warrants will expire after 5 years from the date of issuance and the Warrant issued to the non-insider Purchaser may be exercised on a cashless basis. The Warrants provide that a holder of Warrants will not have the right to exercise any portion of its Warrants, if such holder, together with its affiliates, and any other party whose holdings would be aggregated with those of the holder for purposes of Section 13(d) or Section 16 of the Exchange Act would beneficially own in excess of 4.99%, of the number of shares of the Company’s Common Stock outstanding immediately after giving effect to such exercise (the “Beneficial Ownership Limitation”); provided, however, that each holder may increase or decrease the Beneficial Ownership Limitation by giving notice to the Company, with any such increase not taking effect until the sixty-first day after such notice is delivered to the Company but not to any percentage in excess of 9.99%; provided that any holder of the Warrants that beneficially owns in excess of 19.99% of the number of shares of the Common Stock outstanding on the issuance date of the Warrants shall not be subject to the Beneficial Ownership Limitation.

 

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The Purchase Agreement provides for customary shelf registration rights with respect to the shares of Common Stock underlying the Notes and Warrants.

 

The Company intends to use the proceeds from the issuance of the Convertible Notes and the Warrants for working capital purposes and the repayment of current indebtedness.

 

The Convertible Notes and the Warrants were issued by the Company in reliance on the exemption from registration provided by Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and have not been registered under the Securities Act.

 

The foregoing descriptions of the Purchase Agreement, Convertible Notes and the Warrants thereby are not complete and are subject to, and qualified in their entirety by reference to, the full text of the Purchase Agreement, the forms of Convertible Note and the forms of Warrant, which are included as Exhibits 10.9, 10.10, 10.11, 10.12 and 10.13 to this Current Report on Form 8-K, respectively, and are incorporated herein by this reference.

 

Placement Agent Warrant

 

On July 14, 2023, in consideration for its services in respect of the Lind Financing described above, the Company also issued to Titan Partners Group LLC, a division of American Partners, LLC) (the “Placement Agent”) warrants to purchase 536,570 shares of the Company’s Common Stock at an exercise price per share of $0.625 (the “Placement Agent Warrant”). The Placement Agent Warrant has a 5-year term. In addition, the Company paid the Placement Agent a commission of $285,000. The Warrant also provides for customary demand and piggyback registration rights with respect to the shares of Common Stock underlying the Placement Agent Warrant.

 

The foregoing description of the Placement Agent thereby is not complete and are subject to, and qualified in its entirety by reference to, the form of the Placement Agent Warrant, of which is included as Exhibit 10.14 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by this reference.

 

Item 1.02. Termination of a Material Definitive Agreement.

 

As previously disclosed, the Company entered into that certain Loan and Security Agreement, dated as of October 21, 2022, as amended by that Amendment to Loan and Security Agreement, dated as of February 22, 2023 and as further amended by that Second Amendment to Loan and Security Agreement, dated as of June 16, 2023 (collectively, the “JGB Loan Agreement”), with JGC Capital, LP (“JGB Capital”), JGB Partners, LP (“JGB Partners”) and JGB (Cayman) Glenegedale Ltd. (“JGB Cayman” and collectively with JGB Capital and JGB Partners, the “Lenders”) and JGB Collateral, LLC, in its capacity as collateral agent for the Lenders (the “Agent”).

 

On July 13, 2023, the Company used proceeds from the Note Offering and the Lind Financing to repay the Lenders and the Loan Agreement was thereby terminated upon the receipt by the Lenders of a payoff amount of $4,318,444.46 (the “Payoff Amount”) which included the outstanding principal balance due under the JGB Loan Agreement, accrued but unpaid interest thereon and Lenders’ and Agent’s legal fees and other expenses. The Payoff Amount paid by the Company in connection with the termination of the JGB Loan Agreement was made pursuant to a payoff letter. As a result, the JGB Loan Agreement, together with all documents and agreements executed in connection therewith, have terminated and all liens associated therewith have been released, subject to the Company continuing to be bound by certain terms under the JGB Loan Agreement that customarily survive the termination of similar agreements, including, without limitation, certain indemnification obligations and the terms of the warrants previously issued to the Lenders.

 

Item 3.02 Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities.

 

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

 

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Item 8.01 Other Information.

 

On July 17, 2023, the Company issued a press release announcing the consummation of the Lind Financing and the Note Offering. The full text of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d) Exhibits. The following exhibits are filed as part of this report:

 

Exhibit No.   Description
10.1   Securities Purchase Agreement, dated as of July 14, 2023, by and between PARTS iD, Inc. and Lind Global Fund II LP.
10.2   Form of Senior Secured Convertible Promissory Note, dated as of July 14, 2023, issued to Lind Global Fund II LP.
10.3   Form of Common Stock Purchase Warrant, dated as of July 14, 2023, issued to Lind Global Fund II LP.
10.4   Security Agreement, dated as of July 14, 2023, by and between PARTS iD, Inc. and Lind Global Fund II LP.
10.5   Guarantor Security Agreement, dated as of July 14, 2023, by and between PARTS iD, LLC and Lind Global Fund II LP.
10.6   Pledge Agreement, dated as of July 14, 2023, by and between PARTS iD, Inc. and Lind Global Fund II LP.
10.7   Guaranty, dated as of July 14, 2023, by PARTS iD, LLC in favor of Lind Global Fund II LP.
10.8   Trademark Security Agreement, dated as of July 14, 2023, by and between PARTS iD, LLC and Lind Global Fund II LP.
10.9   Note and Warrant Purchase Agreement, dated as of July 13, 2023, by and between the Company and the Purchasers party thereto.
10.10   Form of Junior Secured Convertible Promissory Note, dated as of July 13, 2023.
10.11   Form of Junior Secured Convertible Promissory Note, dated as of July 13, 2023.
10.12   Form of Common Stock Purchase Warrant, dated as of July 13, 2023.
10.13   Form of Common Stock Purchase Warrant, dated as of July 13, 2023.
10.14   Placement Agent Common Stock Purchase Warrant, dated as of July 14, 2023, issued to Titan Partners Group LLC.
99.1   PARTS iD, Inc. News Release dated July 17, 2023.
104   Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)

 

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SIGNATURES

 

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

 

  PARTS ID, INC.
     
Date: July 17, 2023 By: /s/ Lev Peker
    Name:  Lev Peker
    Title: Chief Executive Officer

 

 

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Exhibit 10.1

 

SECURITIES PURCHASE AGREEMENT

 

This Securities Purchase Agreement (as amended, supplemented, restated and/or modified from time to time, this “Agreement”) is entered into as of July 14, 2023, by and between PARTS iD, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), and Lind Global Fund II LP, a Delaware limited partnership (the “Investor”).

 

BACKGROUND

 

A. The board of directors (the “Board of Directors”) of the Company has authorized the issuance to Investor of the Note (as defined below) and the Warrants (as defined below).

 

B The Investor desires to purchase the Note and the Warrants on the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement.

 

C. Concurrently with the execution of this Agreement, (i) the Company and the Investor will enter into a security agreement, substantially in the form attached hereto as Exhibit A (the “Security Agreement”), pursuant to which the Company will grant a first priority security interest in substantially all of the assets of the Company to secure its obligations hereunder and under the other Transaction Documents; and (ii) Parts iD, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company (the “LLC Guarantor”) will enter into a guaranty substantially in the form attached hereto as Exhibit E (the “Guaranty”) pursuant to which the LLC Guarantor will guarantee to the Investor all of the Company’s obligations hereunder and under the Transaction Documents and the LLC Guarantor and the Investor will enter into a security agreement, substantially in the form attached hereto as Exhibit F (the “LLC Guarantor Security Agreement”) pursuant to which the LLC Guarantor will grant a first priority security interest in substantially all of the assets of the LLC Guarantor to secure its obligations under the Guaranty and the other Transaction Documents as well as the Company’s obligations hereunder and under the other Transaction Documents .

 

NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the foregoing recitals and the covenants and agreements set forth herein, and intending hereby to be legally bound, the Company and the Investor hereby agree as follows:

 

1. DEFINITIONS. As used in this Agreement, the following terms shall have the following meanings specified or indicated below, and such meanings shall be equally applicable to the singular and plural forms of such defined terms:

 

1933 Act” means the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

 

1934 Act” means the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

 

Acquisition” means the acquisition by the Company or any direct or indirect Subsidiary of the Company of a majority of the Equity Interests or substantially all of the assets and business of any Person, whether by direct purchase of Equity Interests, asset purchase, merger, consolidation or like combination.

 

“Additional Funding Request” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.1(b).

 

 

 

 

“Additional Funding Limit” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.1(b).

 

Affiliate” means a Person that directly, or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, controls or is controlled by, or is under common control with, the Person specified.

 

Agreement” has the meaning set forth in the preamble.

 

Applicable Closing Date” shall mean the Closing Date or any Subsequent Closing Date, as applicable.

 

Blue Sky Application” has the meaning set forth in Section 9.3(a).

 

Board of Directors” has the meaning set forth in the recitals.

 

Business Day” means any day other than a Saturday, Sunday or any other day on which banks are permitted or required to be closed in New York City.

 

Capital Stock” means the Common Stock, the Preferred Stock and any other classes of shares in the capital stock of the Company.

 

Change of Control” means, with respect to the Company, on or after the date of this Agreement:

 

(a)a change in the composition of the Board of Directors of the Company at a single shareholder meeting where a majority of the individuals that were directors of the Company immediately prior to the start of such shareholder meeting are no longer directors at the conclusion of such meeting, without prior written consent of the Investor;

 

(b)a change, without prior written consent of the Investor, in the composition of the Board of Directors of the Company prior to the termination of this Agreement where a majority of the individuals that were directors as of the date of this Agreement cease to be directors of the Company prior to the termination of this Agreement;

 

(c)other than a shareholder that holds such a position at the date of this Agreement, if a Person comes to have beneficial ownership, control or direction over more than fifty percent (50%) of the voting rights attached to any class of voting securities of the Company; or

 

(d)the sale or other disposition by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries in a single transaction, or in a series of transactions, of all or substantially all of their respective assets and the stockholders of the Company immediately prior to such transaction own less than fifty percent (50%) of the aggregate voting power of the acquiring entity immediately after the transaction.

 

Closing” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.2.

 

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Closing Date” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.2.

 

“Code” means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.

 

Commitment Fee” means an amount equal to One Hundred Twelve Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($112,500).

 

Common Stock” means the Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, of the Company.

 

Common Stock Equivalents” means any securities of the Company or the Subsidiaries which would entitle the holder thereof to acquire at any time shares of Common Stock, including, without limitation, any debt, preferred stock, right, option, warrant or other instrument that is at any time convertible into or exercisable or exchangeable for, or otherwise entitles the holder thereof to receive, shares of Common Stock.

 

Company” has the meaning set forth in the preamble.

 

Conversion Shares” means the shares of Common Stock issuable upon the full or any partial conversion of the Note.

 

Disclosure Letter” has the meaning set forth in Section 3.

 

Effectiveness Period” has the meaning set forth in Section 9.2(a).

 

Equity Interests” means and includes capital stock, membership interests and other similar equity securities, and shall also include warrants or options to purchase capital stock, membership interests or other equity interests.

 

Event” means any event, change, development, effect, condition, circumstance, matter, occurrence or state of facts.

 

Event of Default” has the meaning set forth in Section 7.1.

 

Exempted Securities” means (a) equity securities issued by reason of a dividend, stock split, split-up or other distribution on shares of Common Stock, (b) shares of Common Stock or rights, warrants or options to purchase Common Stock issued to employees or directors of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries pursuant to a plan, agreement or arrangement approved by the Board of Directors (“Equity Plans”), and (c) shares of Common Stock actually issued upon the exercise of options, warrants or shares of Common Stock actually issued upon the conversion or exchange of any securities convertible into Common Stock, in each case issued to employees or directors of, the Company or any of its Subsidiaries pursuant to an Equity Plan and provided that such issuance is pursuant to the terms of the applicable option, warrant or convertible security.

 

“FCPA” has the meaning set forth in Section 3.24.

 

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“First Funding Amount” means an amount equal to Four Million Seven Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($4,750,000), payable as (a) Three Million Seven Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($3,750,000), less the Commitment Fee, at the Closing and (b) One Million Dollars ($1,000,000), less a commitment fee equal to $30,000, within five (5) Business Days following the later of (i) the Company providing written confirmation to the Investor that the Registration Statement has been declared effective by the SEC and (ii) the receipt of Stockholder Approval, in each case, the Company shall also confirm to the Investor that there is no Event of Default that has occurred or will occur as a result of such additional funding.

 

“First Warrant” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.1(a).

 

“Form 8-K” has the meaning set forth in Section 5.10.

 

“GAAP” has the meaning set forth in Section 3.5(b).

 

Governmental Authority” means the government of the United States or any other nation, or of any political subdivision thereof, whether state or local, and any agency, authority, instrumentality, regulatory body, court, central bank or other entity exercising executive, legislative, judicial, taxing, regulatory or administrative powers or functions of or pertaining to government (including any supra-national bodies such as the European Union or the European Central Bank).

 

Guaranty” has the meaning set forth in the recitals.

 

HSR Act” has the meaning set forth in Section 5.15.

 

“Increased Funding Amount” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.1(b).

 

Indebtedness” has the meaning set forth in the Note.

 

Investor” has the meaning set forth in the preamble.

 

“Investor Funding Notice” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.1(b).

 

Investor Group” shall mean the Investor plus any other Person with which the Investor is considered to be part of a group under Section 13 of the 1934 Act or with which the Investor otherwise files reports under Sections 13 and/or 16 of the 1934 Act.

 

Investor Party” has the meaning set forth in Section 5.11(a).

 

“Investor Response” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.1(b).

 

Investor Shares” means the Conversion Shares, the Warrant Shares and any other shares issued or issuable to the Investor pursuant to this Agreement, the Note or the Warrants.

 

IP Rights” has the meaning set forth in Section 3.10.

 

Law” means any law, rule, regulation, order, judgment or decree, including, without limitation, any federal and state securities Laws.

 

Legend Removal Date” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 5.1(d).

 

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LLC Guarantor” has the meaning set forth in the recitals.

 

LLC Guarantor Security Agreement” has the meaning set forth in the recitals.

 

Losses” has the meaning set forth in Section 5.11(a).

 

Material Adverse Effect” means any material adverse effect on (i) the businesses, properties, assets, prospects, operations, results of operations or financial condition of the Company, or the Company and the Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, or (ii) the ability of the Company to consummate the transactions contemplated by this Agreement or to perform its obligations hereunder or under the Security Agreement, Note or the Warrants; provided, however, that none of the following shall be deemed either alone or in combination to constitute, and none of the following shall be taken into account in determining whether there has been or would be, a Material Adverse Effect: (a) any adverse effect resulting from or arising out of general economic conditions; (b) any adverse effect resulting from or arising out of general conditions in the industries in which the Company and the Subsidiaries operate; (c) any adverse effect resulting from any changes to applicable Law; or (d) any adverse effect resulting from or arising out of any natural disaster or any acts of terrorism, sabotage, military action or war or any escalation or worsening thereof; provided, further, that any event, occurrence, fact, condition or change referred to in clauses (a) through (d) immediately above shall be taken into account in determining whether a Material Adverse Effect has occurred or could reasonably be expected to occur to the extent that such event, occurrence, fact, condition or change has a disproportionate effect on the Company and/or the Subsidiaries compared to other participants in the industries in which the Company and the Subsidiaries operate.

 

Maximum Percentage” means 4.99%; provided, that if at any time after the date hereof the Investor Group beneficially owns in excess of 4.99% of any class of Equity Interests in the Company that is registered under the 1934 Act, then the Maximum Percentage shall automatically increase to 9.99% so long as the Investor Group owns in excess of 4.99% of such class of Equity Interests (and shall, for the avoidance of doubt, automatically decrease to 4.99% upon the Investor Group ceasing to own in excess of 4.99% of such class of Equity Interests).

 

Money Laundering Laws” has the meaning set forth in Section 3.25.

 

New Securities” means, collectively, equity securities of the Company, whether or not currently authorized, as well as rights, options, or warrants to purchase such equity securities, or securities of any type whatsoever that are, or may become convertible or exchangeable into or exercisable for such equity securities.

 

Note” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.1(a).

 

“Notice Termination Time” has the meaning set forth in Section 10.2.

 

Obligor” means the Company and each of its Subsidiaries.

 

OFAC” has the meaning set forth in Section 3.23.

 

Offer Notice” has the meaning set forth in Section 10.1.

 

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“Organizational Documents” has the meaning set forth in Section 3.3.

 

Permitted Lien” shall have the meaning ascribed to such term in the Security Agreement.

 

Permitted Litigation Indebtedness” shall have the meaning ascribed to such term in the Security Agreement.

 

Person” means an individual or corporation, partnership, trust, incorporated or unincorporated association, joint venture, limited liability company, joint stock company, government (or an agency or subdivision thereof) or other entity of any kind.

 

“Preferred Stock” has the meaning set forth in Section 3.4(a).

 

“Press Release” has the meaning set forth in Section 5.10.

 

Principal Amount” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.1(a).

 

Proceedings” has the meaning set forth in Section 3.6.

 

Prohibited Transaction” means a transaction with a third party or third parties in which the Company issues or sells (or arranges or agrees to issue or sell):

 

(a) any debt, equity or equity-linked securities (including options or warrants) that are convertible into, exchangeable or exercisable for, or include the right to receive shares of the Company’s Capital Stock:

 

(i) at a conversion, repayment, exercise or exchange rate or other price that is based on, and/or varies with, a discount to the future trading prices of, or quotations for, shares of Common Stock; or

 

(ii) at a conversion, repayment, exercise or exchange rate or other price that is subject to being reset at some future date after the initial issuance of such debt, equity or equity-linked security or upon the occurrence of specified or contingent events (other than warrants that may be repriced by the Company)(b) any securities in a capital or debt raising transaction or series of related transactions which grant to an investor the right to receive additional securities based upon future transactions of the Company on terms more favorable than those granted to such investor in such first transaction or series of related transactions;

 

and are deemed to include transactions generally referred to as at-the-market transactions (ATMs) or equity lines of credit and stand-by equity distribution agreements, and convertible securities and loans having a similar effect; provided, the sale of up to an aggregate value of $5 million of Common Stock in an at-the-market transaction, with a registered broker/dealer with at least $500 million of assets, shall not be considered a Prohibited Transaction.; provided, further, that the Company shall not sell an aggregate value of more than $1 million during any calendar month pursuant to such at-the-market transaction.

 

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Prospectus” means the prospectus included in any Registration Statement, as amended or supplemented by any prospectus supplement, with respect to the terms of the offering of any portion of the Investor Shares covered by such Registration Statement and by all other amendments and supplements to the prospectus, including post-effective amendments and all material incorporated by reference in such prospectus, and any “free writing prospectus” as defined in Rule 405 under the 1933 Act.

 

register,” “registered” and “registration” refer to a registration made by preparing and filing a Registration Statement or similar document in compliance with the 1933 Act (as defined below), and the declaration or ordering of effectiveness of such Registration Statement or document.

 

Registration Statement” means any registration statement of the Company filed under the 1933 Act that covers the resale of any of the Investor Shares pursuant to the provisions of this Agreement, including the Prospectus and amendments and supplements to such Registration Statement, and including post-effective amendments, all exhibits and all material incorporated by reference in such Registration Statement.

 

“Requested Increase Amount” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.1(b).

 

Reverse Split” has the meaning set forth in Section 5.21.

 

Rule 144” means Rule 144 promulgated by the Commission pursuant to the Securities Act, as such Rule may be amended or interpreted from time to time, or any similar rule or regulation hereafter adopted by the Commission having substantially the same purpose and effect as such Rule.

 

SEC” means the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.

 

SEC Documents” has the meaning set forth in Section 3.5(a).

 

Securities” means the Note, the Warrants and the Investor Shares.

 

Securities Termination Event” means either of the following has occurred:

 

(a) trading in securities generally in the United States has been suspended or limited for a consecutive period of greater than three (3) Business Days; or

 

(b) a banking moratorium has been declared by the United States or the New York State authorities and is continuing for a consecutive period of greater than three (3) Business Days.

 

Security Agreement” has the meaning set forth in the recitals.

 

Stockholder Approval” shall mean the approval of the holders of a majority of the outstanding shares of the Company’s voting Common Stock: (a) if and to the extent legally required, to amend the Company’s Certificate of Incorporation to increase the number of authorized shares of Common Stock by at least the number of shares of Common Stock equal to the number of shares of Common Stock issuable hereunder, or (b) to ratify and approve all of the transactions contemplated by the Transaction Documents, including the issuance of all of the Investor Shares (as such term is defined in each of such documents) issued and potentially issuable to the Investor thereunder, all as may be required by the applicable rules and regulations of the Trading Market (or any successor entity).

 

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“Subsequent Closing Date” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.1(c).

 

Subsequent Financing” has the meaning set forth in Section 10.

 

“Subsequent Warrant” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.1(c)(ii).

 

Subsidiary” of a Person means a corporation, partnership, joint venture, limited liability company or other business entity of which a majority of the shares of securities or other interests having ordinary voting power for the election of directors or other governing body (other than securities or interests having such power only by reason of the happening of a contingency) are at the time beneficially owned, or the management of which is otherwise controlled, directly, or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, or both, by such Person. Unless otherwise specified, all references herein to a “Subsidiary” or to “Subsidiaries” shall refer to a Subsidiary or Subsidiaries of the Company.

 

“Trading Day” means a day on which the Common Stock is traded on a Trading Market.

 

Trading Market” means whichever of the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE American, or the Nasdaq Stock Market (including the Nasdaq Capital Market), on which the Common Stock is listed or quoted for trading on the date in question.

 

Transaction Documents” means this Agreement, the Security Agreement, the Guaranty, the LLC Guarantor Security Agreement, the Note, the Supplemental Loan Documents (as such term is defined in the Security Agreement), the Warrants and any other documents or agreements executed or delivered in connection with the transactions contemplated hereunder.

 

VWAP” means, as of any date, the price determined by the first of the following clauses that applies: (a) if the Common Stock is then listed or quoted on a Trading Market, the daily volume weighted average price of one share of Common Stock trading in the ordinary course of business at the applicable Trading Price for such date (or the nearest preceding date) on such Trading Market as reported by Bloomberg Financial L.P.; (b) if the Common Stock is not then listed on a Trading Market and if the Common Stock is traded in the over-the-counter market, as reported by the OTCQX or OTCQB Markets, the volume weighted average price of one share of Common Stock for such date (or the nearest preceding date) on the OTCQX or OTCQB Markets, as reported by Bloomberg Financial L.P.; (c) if the Common Stock is not then listed or quoted on a Trading Market or on the OTCQX or OTCQB Markets and if prices for the Common Stock are then reported in the “Pink Sheets” published by the OTC Markets Group (or a similar organization or agency succeeding to its functions of reporting prices), the most recent bid price of one share of Common Stock so reported, as reported by Bloomberg Financial L.P.; or (d) in all other cases, the fair market value of one share of Common Stock as determined by an independent appraiser selected in good faith by the Investor and reasonably acceptable to the Company.

 

“Warrants” means the First Warrant and any issued Subsequent Warrants.

 

Warrant Shares” means the shares of Common Stock issuable upon exercise of the Warrants.

 

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2. PURCHASE AND SALE OF THE NOTE AND THE WARRANTS

 

2.1 Purchase and Sale of the Note and the Warrants.

 

(a) Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, at the Closing, the Company shall issue and sell to the Investor, and the Investor shall purchase from the Company, for the First Funding Amount (a) a convertible promissory note, in the form attached hereto as Exhibit B (the “Note”), in the principal amount of Five Million Three Hundred Sixty-Seven Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($5,367,500) (the “Principal Amount”) and (b) a Common Stock purchase warrant, in the form attached hereto as Exhibit C, registered in the name of the Investor, pursuant to which the Investor shall have the right to acquire 12,837,838 shares of Common Stock (the “First Warrant”).

 

(b) At any time while the Note is outstanding, the Company may deliver written notice to the Investor (an “Additional Funding Request”) certifying that the conditions set forth in Section 6.1 are satisfied and requesting an increase in the amount of funding provided by the Investor to the Company under the Note, which notice shall set forth the Company’s requested amount of additional funding (which shall not be less than One Million Dollars ($1,000,000) (such additional amount, the “Requested Increase Amount”); provided, that the aggregate amount of Requested Increase Amounts shall not exceed Five Million Two Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($5,250,000) (the “Additional Funding Limit”). The Investor shall, within seven (7) Business Days of receiving the Additional Funding Request, give a written response to the Company (an “Investor Response”) that provides that the Investor has elected (in its sole and absolute discretion) to (i) advance the full Requested Increase Amount, (ii) advance an amount less than the full Requested Increase Amount or (iii) not advance any of the Requested Increase Amount. In the event the Investor agrees to fund an additional amount to the Company, the Investor shall set forth such amount in the Investor Response (such amount, the “Increased Funding Amount”). In addition, the Investor may, in its sole discretion and without any action by the Company, deliver written notice to the Company (an “Investor Funding Notice”) of its election to advance up to an aggregate of Two Million Dollars ($2,000,000) of Increased Funding Amount to the Company. Any such Investor-directed Increased Funding Amounts shall count toward the Additional Funding Limit.

 

(c) Within ten (10) Business Days of the delivery of an Investor Response or Investor Funding Notice in which the Investor agrees to advance an Increased Funding Amount (such date, a “Subsequent Closing Date”):

 

(i) the Principal Amount of the Note shall be increased by an amount equal to the Increased Funding Amount multiplied by 1.13 and the Company and Investor shall amend the Note to reflect the new Principal Amount;

 

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(ii) the Company shall issue to the Investor a Warrant to purchase a number of shares of Common Stock equal to the Increased Funding Amount, divided by the average of the five (5) daily VWAPs during the five (5) Trading Days prior to the Subsequent Closing Date, with an exercise price equal to the average of the five (5) daily VWAPs during the five (5) Trading Days prior to the Subsequent Closing Date, multiplied by 1.35 (each, a “Subsequent Warrant”); and

 

(iii) the Investor will advance to the Company an amount of money equal to the Increased Funding Amount, less a commitment fee in an amount equal to 3.0% of the Increased Funding Amount.

 

2.2 Closing. The closing hereunder, including payment for and delivery of the Note and the Warrants, shall take place remotely via the exchange of documents and signatures, no later than ten (10) Business Days following the execution and delivery of this Agreement, subject to satisfaction or waiver of the conditions set forth in Section 6, or at such other time and place as the Company and the Investor agree upon, orally or in writing (the “Closing,” and the date of the Closing being the “Closing Date”).

 

2.3 Commitment Fee. At the Closing, the Company shall pay to the Investor the Commitment Fee, in United States dollars and in immediately available funds. The Commitment Fee shall be paid by being offset against the First Funding Amount payable by the Investor at Closing.

 

2.4 Prepayment Right. The Company will have the right to pre-pay the entire Outstanding Principal Amount (as such term is defined in the Note) pursuant to the terms and conditions set forth in the Note.

 

2.5 Senior Obligation. As an inducement for the Investor to enter into this Agreement and to purchase the Note, all obligations of the Company pursuant to this Agreement and the Note shall be (a) guaranteed by the LLC Guarantor pursuant to the terms of the Guaranty (and the LLC Guarantor’s obligations under the Guaranty shall be secured by a first priority security interest in and lien upon all the “Collateral” (as such term is defined in the LLC Guarantor Security Agreement) of the LLC Guarantor pursuant to the terms of the LLC Guarantor Security Agreement) and (b) secured by a first priority security interest in and lien upon all the “Collateral” (as such term is defined in the Security Agreement) of the Company pursuant to the terms of the Security Agreement.

 

3. REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF THE COMPANY. The Company represents and warrants to the Investor and covenants with the Investor that, except as is set forth in the Disclosure Letter being delivered to the Investor as of the date hereof and as of any Applicable Closing Date (the “Disclosure Letter”), the following representations and warranties are true and correct:

 

3.1 Organization and Qualification. The Company is a corporation duly organized and validly existing in good standing under the Laws of the State of Delaware and has the requisite corporate power and authority to own its properties and to carry on its business as now being conducted. The Company is duly qualified to do business and is in good standing (if a good standing concept exists in such jurisdiction) in every jurisdiction in which the ownership of its property or the nature of the business conducted by it makes such qualification necessary, except to the extent that the failure to be so qualified or be in good standing would not have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

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3.2 Authorization; Enforcement; Compliance with Other Instruments. The Company has the requisite corporate power and authority to execute the Transaction Documents, to issue and sell the Note and the Warrants pursuant hereto, and to perform its obligations under the Transaction Documents, including issuing the Investor Shares on the terms set forth in this Agreement. The execution and delivery of the Transaction Documents by the Company and the issuance and sale by the Company of the Securities pursuant hereto, including without limitation the reservation of the Conversion Shares and the Warrant Shares for future insuance, have been duly and validly authorized by the Company’s Board of Directors and no further consent or authorization is required by the Company, its Board of Directors, its stockholders or any other Person in connection therewith. The Transaction Documents have been duly and validly executed and delivered by the Company and constitute valid and binding obligations of the Company, enforceable against the Company in accordance with their respective terms, except as such enforceability may be limited by general principles of equity or applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium, liquidation or similar Laws relating to, or affecting generally, the enforcement of creditors’ rights and remedies.

 

3.3 No Conflicts. The execution, delivery and performance of the Transaction Documents by the Company and its Subsidiaries (as applicable) and the issuance and sale of the Note and the Warrants hereunder will not (a) conflict with or result in a violation of the Company’s Second Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation, as amended, and Amended and Restated Bylaws, or any Subsidiary’s organizational and governing documents (collectively, the “Organizational Documents”), (b) conflict with, or constitute a material default (or an event which, with notice or lapse of time or both, would become a material default) under, or give to others any right of termination, amendment, acceleration or cancellation of, any material agreement to which the Company or any of the Subsidiaries is a party, or (c) subject to the making of the filings referred to in Section  5, violate in any material respect any Law or any rule or regulation of the Trading Market applicable to the Company or any of the Subsidiaries or by which any of their properties or assets are bound or affected. Assuming the accuracy of the Investor’s representations in Section 4 and subject to the making of the filings referred to in Section 5, (i) no approval or authorization will be required from any Governmental Authority or agency, regulatory or self-regulatory agency or other third party (including the Trading Market) in connection with the issuance of the Note and the Warrants and the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement (including the issuance of the Conversion Shares upon conversion of the Note and the Warrant Shares upon the exercise of the Warrants and the issuance of any other Investor Shares upon the issuance thereof) and (ii) the issuance of the Note and the Warrants, and the issuance of the Conversion Shares upon the conversion of the Note and the Warrant Shares upon exercise of the Warrants and the issuance of any other Investor Shares upon the issuance thereof will be exempt from the registration and qualification requirements under the 1933 Act and all applicable state securities Laws.

 

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3.4 Capitalization and Subsidiaries.

 

(a) The authorized Capital Stock of the Company consists of 100,000,000 shares of Common Stock, 10,000,000 shares of Class F common stock and 1,000,000 shares of preferred stock (the “Preferred Stock”). As of the close of business on June 30, 2023, 34,825,971 shares of Common Stock, no shares of Class F common stock and no shares of Preferred Stock were issued and outstanding; and since June 30, 2023, and through the date of this Agreement, the Company has issued no additional shares of Common Stock and no additional shares of Preferred Stock. As of June 30, 2023, (i) an aggregate of 4,904,596 shares of Common Stock are reserved and available for issuance under the Company’s 2020 Equity Incentive Plan, of which 2,580,445 shares were subject to outstanding awards as of June 30, 2023; (ii) 2,043,582 shares of Common Stock reserved and available for issuance under the Company’s 2020 Employee Stock Purchase Plan; (iii) 750,000 shares of Common Stock reserved for issuance pursuant to indemnification escrow obligations under that certain Business Combination Agreement, dated as of September 18, 2020, by and among Legacy Acquisition Corp., Excel Merger Sub I, Inc., Excel Merger Sub II, LLC, Onyx Enterprises Int’l, Corp., and Shareholder Representative Services LLC and (iv) 3,633,333 shares of Common Stock are reserved for issuance upon exercise of outstanding warrants with exercise prices ranging from $0.36 to $2.00 per share. The Company has duly reserved up to 18,000,000 shares of Common Stock for issuance upon conversion of the Note and has duly reserved up to 12,837,838 shares of Common Stock for issuance upon exercise of the Warrants. The Conversion Shares, when issued upon conversion of the Note in accordance with its terms, and the Warrant Shares, if and when issued upon exercise of the Warrants in accordance with its terms, and any other Investor Shares, if and when issued in connection wtih the Transaction Documents, will be validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable and free from all taxes, liens and charges with respect to the issuance thereof. No shares of the Company’s Capital Stock are subject to preemptive rights or any other similar rights or any liens or encumbrances suffered or permitted by the Company. The Organizational Documents on file on the SEC’s EDGAR website are true and correct copies of the Organizational Documents, as in effect as of the Applicable Closing Date. The Company is not in violation of any provision of its Organizational Documents.

 

(b) Schedule 3.4(b) lists each direct and indirect Subsidiary of the Company existing on the date hereof and indicates for each Subsidiary (i) the authorized capital stock or other Equity Interests of such Subsidiary as of the date hereof, (ii) the number and kind of shares or other ownership interests of such Subsidiary that are issued and outstanding as of the date hereof, and (iii) the owner of such shares or other ownership interests. No Subsidiary has any outstanding stock options, warrants or other instruments pursuant to which such Subsidiary may at any time or under any circumstances be obligated to issue any shares of its capital stock or other Equity Interests. The Company owns, directly or indirectly, all of the capital stock or other equity interests of each Subsidiary. Each Subsidiary is duly organized and validly existing in good standing under the laws of its jurisdiction of formation (if a good standing concept exists in such jurisdiction) and has all requisite power and authority to own its properties and to carry on its business as now being conducted.

 

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(c) Neither the Company nor any Subsidiary is bound by any agreement or arrangement pursuant to which it is obligated to register the sale of any securities under the 1933 Act. There are no outstanding securities of the Company or any of the Subsidiaries which contain any redemption or similar provisions, and there are no contracts, commitments, understandings or arrangements by which the Company or any Subsidiary is or may become bound to redeem or purchase any security of the Company or any Subsidiary. There are no outstanding securities or instruments containing anti-dilution or similar provisions that will be triggered by the issuance of the Note, the Warrants or the Investor Shares. Neither the Company nor any Subsidiary has any stock appreciation rights or “phantom stock” plans or agreements or any similar plan or agreement.

 

(d) The issuance and sale of any of the Securities will not obligate the Company to issue shares of Common Stock or other securities, or to satisfy any related contractual obligations, to any other Person and will not result in the adjustment of the exercise, conversion, exchange, or reset price of any outstanding securities.

 

(e) As of the date of this Agreement, the Company has capacity under the rules and regulations of the Trading Market to issue up to 6,961,712 shares of Common Stock (or securities convertible into or exercisable for Common Stock) at a discount to fair market value without obtaining Stockholder Approval.

 

3.5 SEC Documents; Financial Statements.

 

(a) As of the Applicable Closing Date, the Company has filed all reports, schedules, forms, statements and other documents required to be filed by it with the SEC pursuant to the reporting requirements of the 1934 Act (all of the foregoing filed prior to the Applicable Closing Date and all exhibits included therein and financial statements and schedules thereto and documents incorporated by reference therein being hereinafter referred to as the “SEC Documents”). As of their respective filing dates, the SEC Documents complied in all material respects with the requirements of the 1934 Act and the rules and regulations of the SEC promulgated thereunder applicable to the SEC Documents, and none of the SEC Documents, at the time they were filed with the SEC, contained any untrue statement of a material fact or omitted to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein, in light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading.

 

(b) As of their respective dates, the financial statements of the Company included in the SEC Documents complied as to form in all material respects with applicable accounting requirements and the published rules and regulations of the SEC with respect thereto. Such financial statements have been prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”), and audited by a firm that is a member of the Public Companies Accounting Oversight Board consistently applied, during the periods involved (except as may be otherwise indicated in such financial statements or the notes thereto, or, in the case of unaudited interim statements, to the extent they may exclude footnotes or may be condensed or summary statements) and fairly present in all material respects the consolidated financial position of the Company as of the dates thereof and the consolidated results of its operations and consolidated cash flows for the periods then ended (subject, in the case of unaudited statements, to normal year-end audit adjustments). No other written information provided by or on behalf of the Company to the Investor in connection with the Investor’s purchase of the Note and the Warrants which is not included in the SEC Documents contains any untrue statement of a material fact or omits to state any material fact necessary to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstance under which they are or were made, not misleading.

 

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(c) The Company and each of the Subsidiaries maintain a system of internal accounting controls sufficient to provide reasonable assurance that (i) transactions are executed in accordance with management’s general or specific authorizations, (ii) transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP and to maintain asset accountability, (iii) reasonable controls to safeguard assets are in place and (iv) the recorded accountability for assets is compared with the existing assets at reasonable intervals and appropriate action is taken with respect to any differences.

 

3.6 Litigation and Regulatory Proceedings. There are no material actions, causes of action, suits, claims, proceedings, inquiries or investigations (collectively, “Proceedings”) before or by any court, public board, government agency, self-regulatory organization or body pending or, to the knowledge of the executive officers of Company or any of the Subsidiaries, threatened against or affecting the Company or any of the Subsidiaries, the Common Stock or any other class of issued and outstanding shares of the Company’s Capital Stock, or any of the Company’s or the Subsidiaries’ officers or directors in their capacities as such and, to the knowledge of the executive officers of the Company, there is no reason to believe that there is any basis for any such Proceeding.

 

3.7 No Undisclosed Events, Liabilities or Developments. No event, development or circumstance has occurred or exists, or to the knowledge of the executive officers of the Company is reasonably anticipated to occur or exist that (a) would reasonably be anticipated to have a Material Adverse Effect or (b) would be required to be disclosed by the Company under applicable securities Laws on a registration statement filed with the SEC relating to an issuance and sale by the Company of its Common Stock and which has not been publicly announced.

 

3.8 Compliance with Law. The Company and each of the Subsidiaries have conducted and are conducting their respective businesses in compliance in all material respects with all applicable Laws and are in compliance in all material respects with the rules and regulations of the Trading Market. The Company is not aware of any facts which could reasonably be anticipated to have the effect of delisting the Common Stock from the Trading Market, nor has the Company received any notification that the Trading Market is currently contemplating terminating such listing.

 

3.9 Employee Relations. Neither the Company nor any Subsidiary is involved in any union labor dispute nor, to the knowledge of the Company, is any such dispute threatened. Neither the Company nor any Subsidiary is a party to any collective bargaining agreement. No executive officer (as defined in Rule 501(f) of the 1933 Act) has notified the Company that such officer intends to leave the Company’s employ or otherwise terminate such officer’s employment with the Company.

 

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3.10 Intellectual Property Rights. The Company and each Subsidiary owns or possesses adequate rights or licenses to use all trademarks, trade names, service marks, service mark registrations, service names, patents, patent rights, copyrights, inventions, licenses, approvals, governmental authorizations, trade secrets and other intellectual property rights (collectively, “IP Rights”) necessary to conduct their respective businesses as now conducted. None of the material IP Rights of the Company or any of the Subsidiaries are expected to expire or terminate within three (3) years from the date of this Agreement. Neither the Company nor any Subsidiary is infringing, misappropriating or otherwise violating any IP Rights of any other Person. No claim has been asserted, and no Proceeding is pending, against the Company or any Subsidiary alleging that the Company or any Subsidiary is infringing, misappropriating or otherwise violating the IP Rights of any other Person, and, to the Company’s knowledge, no such claim or Proceeding is threatened, and the Company is not aware of any facts or circumstances which might give rise to any such claim or Proceeding. The Company and the Subsidiaries have taken commercially reasonable security measures to protect the secrecy, confidentiality and value of all of their material IP Rights.

 

3.11 Environmental Laws. Except, in each case, as would not be reasonably anticipated to have a Material Adverse Effect, the Company and the Subsidiaries (a) are in compliance with any and all applicable Laws relating to the protection of human health and safety, the environment or hazardous or toxic substances or wastes, pollutants or contaminants, (b) have received and hold all permits, licenses or other approvals required of them under all such Laws to conduct their respective businesses and (c) are in compliance with all terms and conditions of any such permit, license or approval.

 

3.12 Title to Assets. The Company and the Subsidiaries have good and marketable title to all personal property owned by them which is material to their respective businesses, in each case free and clear of all liens, encumbrances and defects other than any Permitted Liens. Any real property and facilities held under lease by the Company or any Subsidiary are held under valid, subsisting and enforceable leases with such exceptions as are not material and do not interfere with the use made and proposed to be made of such property and buildings by the Company and the Subsidiaries.

 

3.13 Insurance. The Company and each of the Subsidiaries are insured by insurers of recognized financial responsibility against such losses and risks and in such amounts as management of the Company reasonably believes to be prudent and customary in the businesses in which the Company and the Subsidiaries are engaged. Neither the Company nor any of the Subsidiaries has been refused any insurance coverage sought or applied for, and the Company has no reason to believe that it will not be able to renew all existing insurance coverage as and when such coverage expires or to obtain similar coverage from similar insurers.

 

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3.14 Regulatory Permits. The Company and the Subsidiaries have in full force and effect all certificates, approvals, authorizations and permits from all regulatory authorities and agencies necessary to own, lease or operate their respective properties and assets and conduct their respective businesses, and neither the Company nor any Subsidiary has received any notice of Proceedings relating to the revocation or modification of any such certificate, approval, authorization or permit, except for such certificates, approvals, authorizations or permits with respect to which the failure to hold would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect.

 

3.15 No Materially Adverse Contracts, Etc. Neither the Company nor any of the Subsidiaries is (a) subject to any charter, corporate or other legal restriction, or any judgment, decree or order which in the judgment of the Company’s officers has or is expected in the future to have a Material Adverse Effect or (b) a party to any contract or agreement which in the judgment of the Company’s management has or would reasonably be anticipated to have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

3.16 Taxes. The Company and the Subsidiaries each has made or filed, or caused to be made or filed, all United States federal and other material tax returns, reports and declarations required by any jurisdiction to which it is subject and has paid all taxes and other governmental assessments and charges that are material in amount, required to be paid by it, regardless of whether such amounts are shown or determined to be due on such returns, reports and declarations, except those being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings and for which it has set aside on its books provision reasonably adequate for the payment of all taxes for periods subsequent to the periods to which such returns, reports or declarations apply. There are no unpaid taxes in any material amount claimed to be due by the taxing authority of any jurisdiction.

 

3.17 Solvency. After giving effect to the receipt by the Company of the proceeds from the transactions contemplated by this Agreement (a) the Company’s fair saleable value of its assets exceeds the amount that will be required to be paid on or in respect of the Company’s existing debts and other liabilities (including known contingent liabilities) as they mature; and (b) the current cash flow of the Company, together with the proceeds the Company would receive, were it to liquidate all of its assets, after taking into account all anticipated uses of the cash, would be sufficient to pay all amounts on or in respect of its debt when such amounts are required to be paid. The Company does not intend to incur debts beyond its ability to pay such debts as they mature (taking into account the timing and amounts of cash to be payable on or in respect of its debt). The Company has no knowledge of any facts or circumstances which lead it to believe that it will file for reorganization or liquidation under the bankruptcy or reorganization laws of any jurisdiction.

 

3.18 Investment Company. The Company is not, and is not an Affiliate of, an “investment company” within the meaning of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended.

 

3.19 Certain Transactions. There are no contracts, transactions, arrangements or understandings between the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, on the one hand, and any director, officer or employee thereof on the other hand, that would be required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 404 of Regulation S-K promulgated by the SEC in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K or proxy statement pertaining to an annual meeting of stockholders.

 

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3.20 No General Solicitation. Neither the Company, nor any of its Affiliates, nor any person acting on its behalf, has engaged in any form of general solicitation or general advertising (within the meaning of Regulation D) in connection with the offer or sale of the Note or the Warrants pursuant to this Agreement.

 

3.21 Acknowledgment Regarding the Investor’s Purchase of the Note and the Warrants. The Company’s Board of Directors has approved the execution of the Transaction Documents and the issuance and sale of the Note and the Warrants, based on its own independent evaluation and determination that the terms of the Transaction Documents are reasonable and fair to the Company and in the best interests of the Company and its stockholders. The Company is entering into this Agreement and the Security Agreement and is issuing and selling the Note and the Warrants voluntarily and without economic duress. The Company has had independent legal counsel of its own choosing review the Transaction Documents and advise the Company with respect thereto. The Company acknowledges and agrees that the Investor is acting solely in the capacity of an arm’s length purchaser with respect to the Note and the Warrants and the transactions contemplated hereby and that neither the Investor nor any person affiliated with the Investor is acting as a financial advisor to, or a fiduciary of, the Company (or in any similar capacity) with respect to execution of the Transaction Documents or the issuance of the Note and the Warrants or any other transaction contemplated hereby.

 

3.22 No Brokers’, Finders’ or Other Advisory Fees or Commissions. Except as set forth in Schedule 3.22, no brokers, finders or other similar advisory fees or commissions will be payable by the Company or any Subsidiary or by any of their respective agents with respect to the issuance of the Note or any of the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement.

 

3.23 OFAC. None of the Company nor any of the Subsidiaries nor, to the knowledge of the Company, any director, officer, agent, employee, affiliate or person acting on behalf of the Company and/or any Subsidiary has been or is currently subject to any United States sanctions administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the United States Department of the Treasury (“OFAC”); and the Company will not directly or indirectly use any proceeds received from the Investor, or lend, contribute or otherwise make available such proceeds to its Subsidiaries or to any affiliated entity, joint venture partner or other person or entity, to finance any investments in, or make any payments to, any country or person currently subject to any of the sanctions of the United States administered by OFAC.

 

3.24 No Foreign Corrupt Practices. None of the Company or any of the Subsidiaries has, directly or indirectly: (a) made or authorized any contribution, payment or gift of funds or property to any official, employee or agent of any Governmental Authority of any jurisdiction except as otherwise permitted under applicable Law; or (b) made any contribution to any candidate for public office, in either case, where either the payment or the purpose of such contribution, payment or gift was, is, or would be prohibited under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) or the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder or under any other legislation of any relevant jurisdiction covering a similar subject matter applicable to the Company or its Subsidiaries and their respective operations and the Company has instituted and maintained policies and procedures designed to ensure, and which are reasonably expected to continue to ensure, continued compliance with such legislation.

 

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3.25 Anti-Money Laundering. The operations of each of the Company and the Subsidiaries are and have been conducted at all times in compliance with all applicable anti-money laundering laws, regulations, rules and guidelines in its jurisdiction of incorporation and in each other jurisdiction in which such entity, as the case may be, conducts business (collectively, the “Money Laundering Laws”) and no action, suit or proceeding by or before any court or Governmental Authority involving the Company or its Subsidiaries with respect to any of the Money Laundering Laws is, to the knowledge of the Company, pending, threatened or contemplated.

 

3.26 Disclosure. The Company confirms that neither it, nor to its knowledge, any other Person acting on its behalf has provided the Investor or its agents or counsel with any information that the Company believes constitutes material, non-public information. The Company understands and confirms that the Investor will rely on the foregoing representations and covenants in effecting transactions in securities of the Company. All disclosures provided to the Investor regarding the Company, its business and the transactions contemplated hereby, furnished by or on behalf of the Company (including the Company’s representations and warranties set forth in this Agreement) are true and correct in all material respects and do not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state any material fact necessary in order to make the statements made therein, in light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading.

 

4. REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF THE INVESTOR. The Investor represents and warrants to the Company as follows:

 

4.1 Organization and Qualification. The Investor is a limited partnership, duly organized and validly existing in good standing under the laws of the State of Delaware.

 

4.2 Authorization; Enforcement; Compliance with Other Instruments. The Investor has the requisite power and authority to enter into this Agreement and the Security Agreement, to purchase the Note and the Warrants and to perform its obligations under the Transaction Documents. The execution and delivery of the Transaction Documents to which it is a party have been duly and validly authorized by the Investor’s governing body and no further consent or authorization is required. The Transaction Documents to which it is a party have been duly and validly executed and delivered by the Investor and constitute valid and binding obligations of the Investor, enforceable against the Investor in accordance with their terms, except as such enforceability may be limited by general principles of equity or applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium, liquidation or similar laws relating to, or affecting generally, the enforcement of creditors’ rights and remedies.

 

4.3 No Conflicts. The execution, delivery and performance of the Transaction Documents to which it is a party by the Investor and the purchase of the Note and the Warrants by the Investor will not (a) conflict with or result in a violation of the Investor’s organizational documents, (b) conflict with, or constitute a material default (or an event which, with notice or lapse of time or both, would become a material default) under, or give to others any rights of termination, amendment, acceleration or cancellation of, any material agreement, contract, indenture mortgage, indebtedness or instrument to which the Investor is a party, or (c) violate in any material respect any Law applicable to the Investor or by which any of the Investor’s properties or assets are bound or affected. No approval or authorization will be required from any Governmental Authority or agency, regulatory or self-regulatory agency or other third party in connection with the purchase of the Note and the Warrants and the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement.

 

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4.4 Investment Intent; Accredited Investor. The Investor is purchasing the Note and the Warrants for its own account, for investment purposes, and not with a view towards distribution. The Investor is an “accredited investor” as such term is defined in Rule 501(a) of Regulation D of the 1933 Act. The Investor has, by reason of its business and financial experience, such knowledge, sophistication and experience in financial and business matters and in making investment decisions of this type that it is capable of (a) evaluating the merits and risks of an investment in the Note, the Warrants and the Investor Shares and making an informed investment decision, (b) protecting its own interests and (c) bearing the economic risk of such investment for an indefinite period of time.

 

4.5 No Other Representations. Except for the representations and warranties set forth in this Agreement and in other Transaction Documents, the Investor makes no other representations or warranties to the Company.

 

5. OTHER AGREEMENTS OF THE PARTIES.

 

5.1 Legends, etc.

 

(a) Securities may only be disposed of pursuant to an effective registration statement under the 1933 Act, to the Company or pursuant to an available exemption from or in a transaction not subject to the registration requirements of the 1933 Act, and in compliance with any applicable state securities laws.

 

(b) Certificates evidencing the Securities will contain the following legend, so long as is required by this Section 5.1:

 

NEITHER THESE SECURITIES NOR THE SECURITIES ISSUABLE UPON EXERCISE OF THESE SECURITIES HAVE BEEN REGISTERED] [THESE SECURITIES HAVE NOT 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. [THESE SECURITIES AND THE SECURITIES ISSUABLE UPON EXERCISE OF THESE SECURITIES] [THESE SECURITIES] MAY BE PLEDGED IN CONNECTION WITH A BONA FIDE MARGIN ACCOUNT SECURED BY SUCH SECURITIES.

 

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(c) The Company acknowledges and agrees that the Investor may from time to time pledge, and/or grant a security interest in some or all of the Securities, in accordance with applicable securities laws, pursuant to a bona fide margin agreement in connection with a bona fide margin account and, if required under the terms of such agreement or account, the Investor may transfer pledged or secured Securities to the pledgees or secured parties. Such a pledge or transfer would not be subject to approval or consent of the Company and no legal opinion of legal counsel to the pledgee, secured party or pledgor shall be required in connection with the pledge, but such legal opinion may be required in connection with a subsequent transfer following default by the Investor transferee of the pledge. No notice shall be required of such pledge. At the Company’s expense, the Company will execute and deliver such reasonable documentation as a pledgee or secured party of Securities may reasonably request in connection with a pledge or transfer of the Securities including the preparation and filing of any required prospectus supplement under Rule 424(b)(3) of the 1933 Act or other applicable provision of the 1933 Act to appropriately amend the list of selling shareholders thereunder.

 

(d) Certificates evidencing the Investor Shares shall not contain any legend (including the legend set forth in Section 5.1(b)): (i) while a Registration Statement is effective under the 1933 Act, (ii) following any sale of such Investor Shares pursuant to Rule 144, (iii) while such Investor Shares are eligible for sale without restriction under Rule 144(k), or (iv) if such legend is not required under applicable requirements of the 1933 Act (including judicial interpretations and pronouncements issued by the Staff of the SEC). The Company shall cause its counsel to issue any legal opinion or instruction required by the Company’s transfer agent to comply with the requirements set forth in this Section. At such time as a legend is no longer required for the Investor Shares under this Section 5.1(d), the Company will, no later than two (2) Business Days following the delivery by the Investor to the Company or the Company’s transfer agent of a certificate representing Investor Shares containing a restrictive legend (such third Business Day, the “Legend Removal Date”), deliver or cause to be delivered to the Investor a certificate representing such Investor Shares that is free from all restrictive and other legends. In addition to any other remedies available to the Investor, the Company shall pay to the Investor, in cash, as partial liquidated damages and not as a penalty, for each $1,000 of Investor Shares (based on the VWAP of the Common Stock on the date such Investor Shares are submitted to the Company or the Company’s transfer agent) delivered for removal of the restrictive or other legend, $5 per Trading Day for each Trading Day after the Legend Removal Date until such Investor Shares are delivered without a legend. The Company may not make any notation on its records or give instructions to any transfer agent of the Company that enlarge the restrictions on transfer set forth in this Section except as it may reasonably determine are necessary or appropriate to comply or to ensure compliance with those applicable laws that are enacted or modified after the Closing.

 

5.2 Furnishing of Information. As long as the Investor owns the Securities, the Company covenants to timely file (or obtain extensions in respect thereof and file within the applicable grace period) all reports required to be filed by the Company after the date hereof pursuant to the 1934 Act. As long as the Investor owns the Securities, if the Company is not required to file reports pursuant to such laws, it will prepare and furnish to the Investor and make publicly available in accordance with Rule 144(c) such information as is required for the Investor to sell the Investor Shares under Rule 144. The Company further covenants that it will take such further action as any holder of the Securities may reasonably request, all to the extent required from time to time to enable such Person to sell such Investor Shares without registration under the 1933 Act within the limitation of the exemptions provided by Rule 144 or other applicable exemptions.

 

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5.3 Integration. The Company shall not, and shall use its best efforts to ensure that no Affiliate of the Company shall, sell, offer for sale or solicit offers to buy or otherwise negotiate in respect of any security (as defined in Section 2 of the 1933 Act) that will be integrated with the offer or sale of the Securities in a manner that would require the registration under the 1933 Act of the sale of the Securities to the Investor, or that will be integrated with the offer or sale of the Securities for purposes of the rules and regulations of any Trading Market that would require, under the rules of the Trading Market, the Stockholder Approval.

 

5.4 Notification of Certain Events. The Company shall give prompt written notice to the Investor of (a) the occurrence or non-occurrence of any Event, the occurrence or non-occurrence of which would render any representation or warranty of the Company contained in this Agreement or any other Transaction Document, if made on or immediately following the date of such Event, untrue or inaccurate in any material respect, (b) the occurrence of any Event that, individually or in combination with any other Events, has had or could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, (c) any failure of the Company to comply with or satisfy any covenant or agreement to be complied with or satisfied by it hereunder or any Event that would otherwise result in the nonfulfillment of any of the conditions to the Investor’s obligations hereunder, (d) any notice or other communication from any Person alleging that the consent of such Person is or may be required in connection with the consummation of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement or any other Transaction Document, or (e) any Proceeding pending or, to the Company’s knowledge, threatened against a party relating to the transactions contemplated by this Agreement or any other Transaction Document.

 

5.5 Available Stock. The Company shall at all times keep authorized and reserved and available for issuance, free of preemptive rights, such number of shares of Common Stock as are issuable upon repayment or conversion in full of the Note and exercise in full of the Warrants at any time. If the Company determines at any time that it does not have a sufficient number of authorized shares of Common Stock to reserve and keep available for issuance as described in this Section 5.5, the Company shall use all commercially reasonable efforts to increase the number of authorized shares of Common Stock by seeking Stockholder Approval for the authorization of such additional shares.

 

5.6 Use of Proceeds. The Company will use the proceeds from the sale of the Note and the Warrants hereunder for the repayment of the obligations of the Company and the LLC Guarantor under that certain Loan and Security Agreement, dated as of October 21, 2022 and as amended on February 22, 2023 and June 16, 2023, by and among the Company, the LLC Guarantor, the entities party thereto and identified therein as “Lenders” (the “JGB Lenders”) and JGB Collateral LLC as agent for the JGB Lenders (in such capacity, the “JGB Agent”) (such facility, the “JGB Facility” and all obligations owing thereunder, the “JGB Obligations”) and shall not use such proceeds: (a) for the satisfaction of any portion of the Company’s debt (other than payment of trade payables in the ordinary course of the Company’s business and prior practices and the repayment of the JGB Obligations under the JGB Facility), (b) for the redemption of any Common Stock or Common Stock Equivalents, (c) for the settlement of any outstanding litigation or (d) in violation of FCPA or OFAC regulations.

 

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5.7 Repayment of Note. After the date hereof, if the Company issues any Indebtedness (other than the Note), or issues any Preferred Stock, other than Exempted Securities, unless otherwise waived in writing by and at the discretion of the Investor, the Company will immediately utilize the proceeds of such issuance to repay the Note. After the date hereof, if the Company issues any Equity Interests, other than Exempted Securities, for aggregate cumulative gross proceeds to the Company or any Subsidiary, as applicable, of greater than Five Million Dollars ($5,000,000) while the Note remains outstanding, excluding offering costs or other expenses, unless otherwise waived in writing by and at the discretion of the Investor, the Company will direct twenty percent (20%) of the proceeds from such issuance to repay the Note.

 

5.8 Intercreditor Agreement. In the event that the Company or any Subsidiary incurs debt or issues convertible debt securities to a seller as partial consideration paid to such seller in connection with an Acquisition, unless otherwise waived in writing by the Investor, as a condition to consummation of such Acquisition, the holder of such debt or convertible debt securities shall enter into an intercreditor agreement with the Company and the Investor on terms reasonably satisfactory to the Investor.

 

5.9 Prohibited Transactions. The Company hereby covenants and agrees not to enter into any Prohibited Transactions or incur any Indebtedness (other than Permitted Litigation Indebtedness) without the Investor’s prior written consent, until the later of (a) thirty (30) days after such time as the Note has been repaid in full, as applicable, and/or has been converted into Conversion Shares and (b) the date on which the Investor ceases to hold any shares of Common Stock or have the right to acquire any shares of Common Stock.

 

5.10 Securities Laws Disclosure; Publicity. The Company shall, by 5:30 p.m. (New York City time) on the Trading Day immediately following the date hereof, issue a press release disclosing the material terms of the transactions contemplated hereby (the “Press Release”), and shall, within four (4) days following the date hereof, file a Current Report on Form 8-K (the “Form 8-K”) disclosing the material terms of the transactions contemplated hereby and including this Agreement as an exhibit thereto; provided, that the Company may not issue the Press Release without the Investor’s prior written consent. The Company shall provide a copy of the draft Form 8-K to the Investor for review prior to release and the Company shall incorporate the Investor’s reasonable comments. The Company shall not issue any press release nor otherwise make any such public statement regarding the Investor or the Transaction Documents without the prior written consent of the Investor, except if such disclosure is made in a manner consistent with the Press Release or Form 8-K, or is required by law, in which case the Company shall (a) ensure that such disclosure is restricted and limited in content and scope to the maximum extent permitted by Law to meet the relevant disclosure requirement and (b) provide a copy of the proposed disclosure to the Investor for review prior to release and the Company shall incorporate the Investor’s reasonable comments. Following the execution of this Agreement, the Investor and its Affiliates and/or advisors may place announcements on their respective corporate websites and in financial and other newspapers and publications (including, without limitation, customary “tombstone” advertisements) describing the Investor’s relationship with the Company under this Agreement in a manner consistent with the Press Release or Form 8-K and including the name and corporate logo of the Company. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, to comply with United States Treasury Regulations Section 1.6011-4(b)(3)(i), each of the Company and the Investor, and each employee, representative or other agent of the Company or the Investor, may disclose to any and all persons, without limitation of any kind, the U.S. federal and state income tax treatment, and the U.S. federal and state income tax structure, of the transactions contemplated hereby and all materials of any kind (including opinions or other tax analyses) that are provided to such party relating to such tax treatment and tax structure insofar as such treatment and/or structure relates to a U.S. federal or state income tax strategy provided to such recipient.

 

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5.11 Indemnification of the Investor.

 

(a) The Company will indemnify and hold the Investor, its Affiliates and their respective directors, officers, managers, shareholders, members, partners, employees and agents and permitted successors and assigns (each, an “Investor Party”) harmless from any and all damages, losses, liabilities, obligations, claims, contingencies, damages, costs and expenses, including all judgments, amounts paid in settlements, court costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs of investigation and defense (collectively, “Losses”) that any such Investor Party may suffer or incur as a result of or relating to:

 

(i) any breach or inaccuracy of any representation, warranty, covenant or agreement made by the Company in any Transaction Document;

 

(ii) any misrepresentation made by the Company in any Transaction Document or in any SEC Document;

 

(iii) any omission to state any material fact necessary in order to make the statements made in any SEC Document, in light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading;

 

(iv) any Proceeding before or by any court, public board, government agency, self-regulatory organization or body based upon, or resulting from the execution, delivery, performance or enforcement of any of the Transaction Documents or the consummation of the transactions contemplated thereby, and whether or not the Investor is party thereto by claim, counterclaim, crossclaim, as a defendant or otherwise, or if such Proceeding is based upon, or results from, any of the items set forth in clauses (i) through (iii) above.

 

(b) In addition to the indemnity contained herein, the Company will reimburse each Investor Party for its reasonable legal and other expenses (including the cost of any investigation, preparation and travel in connection therewith) incurred in connection therewith, as such expenses are incurred.

 

(c) The provisions of this Section 5.11 shall survive the termination or expiration of this Agreement.

 

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5.12 Non-Public Information. The Company covenants and agrees that neither it nor any other Person acting on its behalf will provide the Investor or its agents or counsel with any information that the Company believes constitutes material, non-public information. To the extent the Company provides the Investor with material, non-public information, the Company shall publicly disclose such information within forty eight (48) hours of providing the information to the Investor; provided, however, in the event that such material non-public information is provided to Investor pursuant to Section 9, the Company shall publicly disclose such information within five (5) Business Days of providing the information to the Investor. The Company understands and confirms that the Investor shall be relying on the foregoing representation in effecting transactions in securities of the Company.

 

5.13 Stockholder Approval. The Company shall hold a special meeting of stockholders (which may also be at the annual meeting of stockholders) on or before the 90th calendar day following the date hereof for the purpose of obtaining the Stockholder Approval; provided, however, such ninety (90) calendar days shall be increased to one hundred twenty (120) calendar days in the event the Company receives comments to its proxy statement from the SEC, with the recommendation of the Board of Directors that such proposal be approved, and the Company shall solicit proxies from its stockholders in connection therewith in the same manner as all other management proposals in such proxy statement and all management-appointed proxyholders shall vote their proxies in favor of such proposal. If the Company does not obtain Stockholder Approval at the first meeting, the Company shall call a meeting every four months thereafter to seek Stockholder Approval until the date the Stockholder Approval is obtained.

 

5.14 Listing of Securities. The Company shall: (a) in the time and manner required by each Trading Market on which the Common Stock is listed, prepare and file with such Trading Market a Listing of Additional Shares form covering the Investor Shares, (b) take all steps necessary to cause such shares to be approved for listing on each Trading Market on which the Common Stock is listed as soon as possible thereafter, (c) provide to the Investor evidence of such Trading Market’s completion of review of the Listing of Additional Shares form, and (d) maintain the listing of such shares on each such Trading Market.

 

5.15 Antitrust Notification. If the Investor determines, in its sole judgment and upon the advice of counsel, that the issuance of the Note, the Warrants or the Investor Shares pursuant to the terms hereof would be subject to the provisions of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (the “HSR Act”), the Company shall file as soon as practicable after the date on which the Company receives notice from the Investor of the applicability of the HSR Act and a request to so file with the United States Federal Trade Commission and the United States Department of Justice the notification and report form required to be filed by it pursuant to the HSR Act in connection with such issuance.

 

5.16 Share Transfer Agent. The Company has informed the Investor of the name of its share transfer agent and represents and warrants that the transfer agent participates in the Depository Trust Company Fast Automated Securities Transfer program. The Company shall notify the Investor within one (1) Trading Day of any change to its transfer agent.

 

5.17 Tax Treatment. The Investor and the Company agree that for U.S. federal income tax purposes, and applicable state, local and non-U.S. income tax purposes, the Note is not intended to be, and shall not be, treated as indebtedness. Neither the Investor nor the Company shall take any contrary position on any tax return, or in any audit, claim, investigation, inquiry or proceeding in respect of taxes, unless otherwise required pursuant to a final determination within the meaning of Section 1313 of the Code, or any analogous provision of applicable state, local or non-U.S. law.

 

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5.18 Set-Off.

 

(a) The Investor may set off any of its obligations to the Company (whether or not due for payment), against any of the Company’s obligations to the Investor (whether or not due for payment) under this Agreement and/or any other Transaction Document.

 

(b) The Investor may do anything necessary to effect any set-off undertaken in accordance with this Section 5.18 (including varying the date for payment of any amount payable by the Investor to the Company).

 

5.19 Ongoing Compliance with Laws. The Company and each of the Subsidiaries shall (a) conduct their respective businesses in compliance in all material respects with all applicable Laws and (b) take all steps necessary to ensure that their continued performance of the Transaction Documents and their obligations thereunder do not violate in any material respect any Law or any rule or regulation of the Trading Market applicable to the Company or any of the Subsidiaries or by which any of their properties or assets are bound or affected.

 

5.20 Standstill. The Company hereby covenants and agrees not to issue, sell or register with the SEC (other than on Form S-8 or on any successor form) any Capital Stock or Indebtedness (other than Permitted Litigation Indebtedness), without the Investor’s prior written consent, until the earliest to occur of (a) ninety (90) days after the date hereof, (b) the date the Registration Statement is declared effective by the SEC or (c) the date that any shares issued pursuant to the Note may be immediately resold under Rule 144 without restriction on the number of shares to be sold or manner of sale.

 

5.21 Reverse Stock Split. If at any time the last closing trade price for the Common Stock on the Trading Market as reported by the Trading Market is less than $0.25, the Company shall promptly call a meeting of the stockholders of the Company for purposes of approving a reverse stock split of the shares of Common Stock such that the trade price of the Common Stock will be at least $2.00 (a “Reverse Split”) and, subject to receipt of stockholder approval, shall use its best efforts to promptly effect a Reverse Split.

 

6. CLOSING CONDITIONS

 

6.1 Conditions Precedent to the Obligations of the Investor. The obligations of the Investor to fund the Note and acquire the Warrants are subject to the satisfaction or waiver by the Investor, at or before each Applicable Closing Date, of each of the following conditions:

 

(a) Required Documentation. The Company must have delivered to the Investor copies of all resolutions duly adopted by the Board of Directors of the Company, or any such other documentation of the Company approving the Agreement, the Transaction Documents and any of the transactions contemplated hereby or thereby;

 

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(b) Consents and Permits. The Company must have obtained and delivered to the Investor copies of all necessary permits, approvals, and registrations necessary to effect this Agreement, the Transaction Documents and any of the transactions contemplated hereby or thereby, including pursuant to Section 3.14 of this Agreement;

 

(c) Trading Market Approval. The Company shall have either (i) obtained and delivered to the Investor copies of all necessary Trading Market approvals for the issuance of the Note, the Warrants, and, upon the conversion of the Note, the Conversion Shares, and upon exercise of the Warrants, the Warrant Shares, or (ii) submitted a Listing of Additional Shares Notification Form with the Trading Market relating to the issuance of the Note, the Warrants, and, upon conversion of the Note, the Conversion Shares, and upon exercise of the Warrants, the Warrant Shares;

 

(d) No Event(s) of Default. The Investor must be of the reasonable opinion that no Event of Default has occurred and no Event of Default would result from the execution of this Agreement or any of the Transaction Documents or the transactions contemplated hereby or thereby;

 

(e) Representations and Warranties. The representations and warranties of (a) the Company contained herein and (b) the Company and each Subsidiary contained in any of the Security Documents shall, in each case, be true and correct in all material respects as of the date when made and as of the Applicable Closing Date as though made on and as of such date;

 

(f) Performance. The Company and each Subsidiary shall have performed, satisfied and complied in all material respects with all covenants, agreements and conditions required by the Transaction Documents to be performed, satisfied or complied with by it at or prior to such Closing;

 

(g) No Injunction. No statute, rule, regulation, executive order, decree, ruling or injunction shall have been enacted, entered, promulgated or endorsed by any court or Governmental Authority of competent jurisdiction that prohibits the consummation of any of the transactions contemplated by the Transaction Documents;

 

(h) No Suspensions of Trading in Common Stock; Listing. Trading in the Common Stock shall not have been suspended by the SEC or any Trading Market (except for any suspensions of trading of not more than one day on which the Trading Market is open solely to permit dissemination of material information regarding the Company) at any time since the date of execution of this Agreement, and the Common Stock shall have been at all times since such date listed for trading on a Trading Market;

 

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(i) Limitation on Beneficial Ownership. The issuance of the Note and the Warrants shall not cause the Investor Group to become, directly or indirectly, a “beneficial owner” (within the meaning of Section 13(d) of the 1934 Act and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder) of a number of Equity Interests of a class that is registered under the 1934 Act which exceeds the Maximum Percentage of the Equity Interests of such class that are outstanding at such time;

 

(j) Perfection of Security Interest. The Investor shall have, to its satisfaction, perfected the security interest granted in the assets and collateral of the Company and its Subsidiaries described in the Security Agreement and the LLC Guarantor Security Agreement;

 

(k) Funds Flow Request. The Company shall have delivered to the Investor a flow of funds request, substantially in the form set out in Exhibit D; and

 

(l) Transfer Agent Instructions. The Company shall have delivered to the Investor a copy of the irrevocable instructions to the Company’s transfer agent instructing the Company’s transfer agent to deliver the Investor Shares to the Investor upon conversion of the Note or exercise of the Warrants, as applicable.

 

(m) Junior Notes. The Company shall have provided evidence satisfactory to the Investor that (a) each of 2642186 Ontario Inc., Lev Peker and Edwin J. Rigaud (the “Junior Creditors”) have executed and delivered to the Company that certain Note and Warrant Purchase Agreement dated as of July 13, 2023 and the related notes thereunder (the “July Junior Notes”) pursuant to which the Junior Creditors are providing loans to the Company in an aggregate principal amount of not less than $2,250,000 (the “July 2023 Junior Loans”); (b) the Junior Creditors have fully funded the July 2023 Junior Loans and the Company has received the $2,250,000 proceeds thereof; and (c) in connection with the July 2023 Junior Loans, Lev Peker has lent not less than $1,000,000 of the $2,250,000 of such July 2023 Junior Loans. In addition, the Company hereby shall send to the Investor an amount of not less than $568,444.46 so that when taken together with the amount to be advanced by the Investor hereunder on the Closing Date, the Investor will hold a sufficient about to repay in full the JGB Obligations (and the Company hereby authorizes and directs the Investor to send such amount to JGB).

 

(n) Junior Notes Subordination Agreement. The Company and each holder of a Junior Note (as such term is defined in the Security Agreement) shall have delivered to the Investor an executed copy of the Junior Notes Subordination Agreement (as such term is defined in the Security Agreement).

 

(o) Payoff Letter and Payoff of JGB Obligations. The Company shall have delivered to the Investor an executed copy of a payoff letter from the JGB Agent and the JGB Lenders providing that upon receipt of $4,318,444.46, all the JGB Obligations shall be paid in full and all Liens in favor of the JGB Agent and the JGB Lenders shall be released.

 

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6.2 Conditions Precedent to the Obligations of the Company. The obligations of the Company to issue the Note and the Warrants are subject to the satisfaction or waiver by the Company, at or before each Applicable Closing Date, of each of the following conditions:

 

(a) Representations and Warranties. The representations and warranties of the Investor contained herein shall be true and correct in all material respects as of the date when made and as of the Applicable Closing Date as though made on and as of such date;

 

(b) Performance. The Investor shall have performed, satisfied and complied in all material respects with all covenants, agreements and conditions required by the Transaction Documents to be performed, satisfied or complied with by the Investor at or prior to the Closing; and

 

(c) No Injunction. No statute, rule, regulation, executive order, decree, ruling or injunction shall have been enacted, entered, promulgated or endorsed by any court or Governmental Authority of competent jurisdiction that prohibits the consummation of any of the transactions contemplated by the Transaction Documents.

 

7. EVENTS OF DEFAULT

 

7.1 Events of Default. The occurrence of any of the following events shall be an “Event of Default” under this Agreement:

 

(a) an Event of Default (as defined in the Note);

 

(b) any of the representations or warranties made by the Company, any Subsidiary or any of its agents, officers, directors, employees or representatives in any Transaction Document or public filing being inaccurate, false or misleading in any material respect, as of the date as of which it is made or deemed to be made, including as of any Closing Date, or any certificate or financial or other written statements furnished by or on behalf of the Company or any Subsidiary to the Investor or any of its representatives, is inaccurate, false or misleading, in any material respect, as of the date as of which it is made or deemed to be made, including as of any Closing Date; or

 

(c) a failure by the Company to comply with any of its covenants or agreements set forth in this Agreement.

 

7.2 Investor Right to Investigate an Event of Default. If in the Investor’s reasonable opinion, an Event of Default has occurred, or is or may be continuing:

 

(a) the Investor may notify the Company that it wishes to investigate such purported Event of Default;

 

(b) the Company shall cooperate with the Investor in such investigation;

 

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(c) the Company shall comply with all reasonable requests made by the Investor to the Company in connection with any investigation by the Investor and shall (i) provide all information requested by the Investor in relation to the Event of Default to the Investor; provided that the Investor agrees that any materially price sensitive information and/or non-public information will be subject to confidentiality, and (ii) provide all such requested information within three (3) Business Days of such request; and

 

(d) the Company shall pay all reasonable costs incurred by the Investor in connection with any such investigation.

 

7.3 Remedies Upon an Event of Default

 

(a) If an Event of Default occurs pursuant to Section 7.1(a), the Investor shall have such remedies as are set forth in the Note.

 

(b) If an Event of Default occurs pursuant to Section 7.1(b) or Section 7.1(c) and is not remedied within (i) two (2) Business Days for an Event of Default occurring by the Company’s or any Subsidiary’s failure to comply with Section 7.1(c), or (ii) five (5) Business Days for an Event of Default occurring pursuant to Section 7.1(b), the Investor may declare, by notice to the Company or the applicable Subsidiary, effective immediately, all outstanding obligations by the Company or the applicable Subsidiary under the Transaction Documents to be immediately due and payable in immediately available funds and the Investor shall have no obligation to consummate any Closing under this Agreement or to accept the conversion of any Note into Conversion Shares.

 

(c) If any Event of Default occurs and is not remedied within (i) two (2) Business Days for an Event of Default occurring by the Company’s failure to comply with Section 7.1(c), or (ii) five (5) Business Days for an Event of Default occurring pursuant to Section 7.1(b), the Investor may, by written notice to the Company, terminate this Agreement effective as of the date set forth in the Investor’s notice.

 

8. TERMINATION

 

8.1 Events of Termination. This Agreement:

 

(a) may be terminated:

 

(i) by the Investor on the occurrence or existence of a Securities Termination Event or a Change of Control;

 

(ii) by the mutual written consent of the Company and the Investor, at any time;

 

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(iii) by either Party, by written notice to the other Party, effective immediately, if the Closing has not occurred within ten (10) Business Days of the date specified by this Agreement or such later date as the Company and the Investor agree in writing, provided that the right to terminate this Agreement under this Section 8.1(a)(iii) is not available to any party that is in material breach of or material default under this Agreement or whose failure to fulfill any obligation under this Agreement has been the principal cause of, or has resulted in the failure of the Closing to occur; or

 

(iv) by the Investor, in accordance with Section 7.3(c).

 

8.2 Automatic Termination. This Agreement will automatically terminate, without further action by the parties, at the time after the Closing Date that is sixty (60) days after the Outstanding Principal Amount under the Note and any accrued but unpaid interest is reduced to zero (0), whether as a result of Conversion or repayment by the Company in accordance with the terms of this Agreement and the Note.

 

8.3 Effect of Termination.

 

(a) Subject to Section 8.3(b), each party’s right of termination under Section 8.1 is in addition to any other rights it may have under this Agreement or otherwise, and the exercise of a right of termination will not be an election of remedies.

 

(b) If the Investor terminates this Agreement under Section 8.1(a)(i):

 

(i) the Investor may declare, by notice to the Company, all outstanding obligations by the Company under the Transaction Documents to be due and payable (including, without limitation, the immediate repayment of any Outstanding Principal Amount under the Note plus accrued but unpaid interest) without presentment, demand, protest or any other notice of any kind all of which are expressly waived by the Company, anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement or in any other Transaction Document notwithstanding; and

 

(ii) the Company must within five (5) Business Days of such notice being received, pay to the Investor in immediately available funds the Outstanding Principal Amount for the Note plus all accrued interest thereon (if any), unless the Investor terminates this Agreement as a result of an Event of Default and provided that (A) subsequent to the termination under Section 8.1(a)(i), the Investor is not prohibited by Law or otherwise from exercising its conversion rights pursuant to this Agreement or the Note, (B) the Investor actually exercises its conversion rights under this Agreement or the Note, and (C) the Company otherwise complies in all respects with its obligation to issue Conversion Shares in accordance with the Note (which obligation will survive termination).

 

(c) Upon termination of this Agreement, the Investor will not be required to fund any further amount after the date of termination of the Agreement, provided that termination will not affect any undischarged obligation under this Agreement, and any obligation of the Company to pay or repay any amounts owing to the Investor hereunder and which have not been repaid at the time of termination.

 

(d) Nothing in this Agreement will be deemed to release any party from any liability for any breach by such party of the terms and provisions of this Agreement or to impair the right of any party to compel specific performance by any other Party of its obligations under this Agreement.

 

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9. REGISTRATION RIGHTS

 

9.1 Registration.

 

(a) Registration Statement. Promptly, but in any event no later than fifteen (15) days from the date of this Agreement, the Company shall prepare and file with the SEC a Registration Statement covering the resale of all of the Investor Shares. The foregoing Registration Statement shall be filed on Form S-3, or if Form S-3 is not available to the Company, Form S-1 or any successor forms thereto. The Registration Statement (and each amendment or supplement thereto, and each request for acceleration of effectiveness thereof) shall be provided to the Investor and its counsel at least three (3) Business Days prior to its filing or other submission and the Company shall incorporate all reasonable comments provided by the Investor or its counsel.

 

(b) Expenses. Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, the Company will pay all fees and expenses incident to the performance of or compliance with this Section 9, including all fees and expenses associated with effecting the registration of the Investor Shares, including all filing and printing fees, the Company’s counsel and accounting fees and expenses, costs associated with clearing the Investor Shares for sale under applicable state securities laws, listing fees, fees and expenses of one counsel to the Investor and the Investor’s reasonable expenses in connection with the registration, but excluding discounts, commissions, fees of underwriters, selling brokers, dealer managers or similar securities industry professionals with respect to the Investor Shares being sold.

 

(c) Effectiveness. The Company shall use its commercially reasonable efforts to have the Registration Statement declared effective as soon as practicable after filing thereof but in no event later than the date that is ninety (90) days following the Closing Date. The Company shall notify the Investor by e-mail as promptly as practicable, and in any event, within twenty-four (24) hours, after the Registration Statement is declared effective and shall simultaneously provide the Investor with copies of any related Prospectus to be used in connection with the sale or other disposition of the securities covered thereby.

 

(d) Piggyback Registration Rights. If the Company at any time determines to file a registration statement under the 1933 Act to register the offer and sale, by the Company, of shares of Common Stock (other than (y) on Form S-4 or Form S-8 under the 1933 Act or any successor forms thereto, or (z) a registration of securities solely relating to an offering and sale to employees or directors of the Company pursuant to any employee stock plan or other employee benefit plan arrangement), the Company shall, as soon as reasonably practicable, give written notice to the Investor of its intention to so register the offer and sale of shares of Common Stock and, upon the written request, given within five (5) Business Days after delivery of any such notice by the Company, of the Investor to include in such registration the Investor Shares (which request shall specify the number of Investor Shares proposed to be included in such registration), the Company shall cause all such Investor Shares to be included in such registration statement on the same terms and conditions as the shares of Common Stock otherwise being sold pursuant to such registered offering.

 

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9.2 Company Obligations. The Company will use its efforts to effect the registration of the Investor Shares in accordance with the terms hereof, and pursuant thereto the Company will, as expeditiously as possible:

 

(a) use its commercially reasonable efforts to cause the Registration Statement to become effective and to remain continuously effective for a period that will terminate upon the first date on which all Investor Shares are either covered by the Registration Statement or may be sold without restriction, including volume or manner-of-sale restrictions, pursuant to Rule 144 or have been sold by the Investor (the “Effectiveness Period”) and advise the Investor in writing when the Effectiveness Period has expired;

 

(b) prepare and file with the SEC such amendments and post-effective amendments and supplements to the Registration Statement and the Prospectus as may be necessary to keep the Registration Statement effective for the Effectiveness Period and to comply with the provisions of the 1933 Act and the 1934 Act with respect to the distribution of all of the Investor Shares covered thereby;

 

(c) provide copies to and permit counsel designated by the Investor to review all amendments and supplements to the Registration Statement no fewer than three (3) Business Days prior to its filing with the SEC and not file any document to which such counsel reasonably objects;

 

(d) furnish to the Investor and its legal counsel, without charge, (i) promptly after the same is prepared and publicly distributed, filed with the SEC, or received by the Company (but not later than two (2) Business Days after the filing date, receipt date or sending date, as the case may be) one copy of the Registration Statement and any amendment thereto, each preliminary prospectus and Prospectus and each amendment or supplement thereto, and each letter written by or on behalf of the Company to the SEC or the staff of the SEC, and each item of correspondence from the SEC or the staff of the SEC, in each case relating to the Registration Statement (other than any portion of any thereof which contains information for which the Company has sought confidential treatment), and (ii) such number of copies of a Prospectus, including a preliminary prospectus, and all amendments and supplements thereto and such other documents as the Investor may reasonably request in order to facilitate the disposition of the Investor Shares that are covered by the related Registration Statement;

 

(e) immediately notify the Investor of any request by the SEC for the amending or supplementing of the Registration Statement or Prospectus or for additional information;

 

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(f) use its commercially reasonable efforts to (i) prevent the issuance of any stop order or other suspension of effectiveness and, (ii) if such order is issued, obtain the withdrawal of any such order at the earliest possible moment and notify the Company of the issuance of any such order and the resolution thereof, or its receipt of notice of the initiation or threat of any proceeding for such purpose;

 

(g) prior to any public offering of Investor Shares, use its commercially reasonable efforts to register or qualify or cooperate with the Investor and its counsel in connection with the registration or qualification of such Investor Shares for offer and sale under the securities or blue sky laws of such jurisdictions requested by the Investor and do any and all other commercially reasonable acts or things necessary or advisable to enable the distribution in such jurisdictions of the Investor covered by the Registration Statement and the Company shall promptly notify the Investor of any notification with respect to the suspension of the registration or qualification of any of such Investor Shares for sale under the securities or blue sky laws of such jurisdictions or its receipt of notice of the initiation or threat of any proceeding for such purpose;

 

(h) immediately notify the Investor, at any time prior to the end of the Effectiveness Period, upon discovery that, or upon the happening of any event as a result of which, the Registration Statement or Prospectus includes an untrue statement of a material fact or omits to state any material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein not misleading (in the case of the Prospectus, in light of the circumstances in which they were made), and promptly prepare, file with the SEC and furnish to such holder a supplement to or an amendment of such Registration Statement or Prospectus as may be necessary so that such Registration Statement or Prospectus shall not include an untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein not misleading (in the case of such Prospectus, in light of the circumstances in which they were made);

 

(i) otherwise use its commercially reasonable efforts to comply with all applicable rules and regulations of the SEC under the 1933 Act and the 1934 Act;

 

(j) hold in confidence and not make any disclosure of information concerning the Investor provided to the Company unless (i) disclosure of such information is necessary to comply with federal or state securities laws, (ii) the disclosure of such information is necessary to complete the Registration Statement or to avoid or correct a misstatement or omission in the Registration Statement, (iii) the release of such information is ordered pursuant to a subpoena or other final, non-appealable order from a court or governmental body of competent jurisdiction, or (iv) such information has been made generally available to the public other than by disclosure in violation of this Agreement or any other agreement, and upon learning that disclosure of such information concerning the Investor is sought in or by a court or governmental body of competent jurisdiction or through other means, give prompt written notice to the Investor and allow the Investor, at the Investor’s expense, to undertake appropriate action to prevent disclosure of, or to obtain a protective order for, such information; and

 

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(k) take all other reasonable actions necessary to expedite and facilitate disposition by the Investor of all Investor Shares pursuant to the Registration Statement.

 

9.3 Indemnification.

 

(a) Indemnification by the Company. The Company will indemnify and hold harmless the Investor Parties, from and against any Losses to which they may become subject under the 1933 Act or otherwise, arising out of, relating to or based upon: (i) any untrue statement or alleged untrue statement of any material fact contained in any Registration Statement, any preliminary Prospectus, final Prospectus or other document, including any Blue Sky Application (as defined below), or any amendment or supplement thereof or any omission or alleged omission of a material fact required to be stated therein or, in the case of the Registration Statement, necessary to make the statements therein not misleading or, in the case of any preliminary Prospectus, final Prospectus or other document, necessary to make the statements therein, in light of the circumstances in which they were made, not misleading; (ii) any Blue Sky Application or other document executed by the Company specifically for that purpose or based upon written information furnished by the Company filed in any state or other jurisdiction in order to qualify any or all of the Investor Shares under the securities laws thereof (any such application, document or information herein called a “Blue Sky Application”); (iii) any violation or alleged violation by the Company or its agents of the 1933 Act, the 1934 Act or any similar federal or state law or any rule or regulation promulgated thereunder applicable to the Company or its agents and relating to any action or inaction required of the Company in connection with the registration or the offer or sale of the Investor Shares pursuant to any Registration Statement; or (iv) any failure to register or qualify the Investor Shares included in any such Registration Statement in any state where the Company or its agents has affirmatively undertaken or agreed in writing that the Company will undertake such registration or qualification on the Investor’s behalf and will reimburse the Investor Parties for any legal or other expenses reasonably incurred by them in connection with investigating, preparing or defending any such Losses; provided, however, that the Company will not be liable in any such case if and to the extent, but only to the extent, that any such Losses arise out of or are based upon an untrue statement or alleged untrue statement or omission or alleged omission so made in conformity with information furnished by the Investor or any such controlling Person in writing specifically for use in such Registration Statement or Prospectus.

 

(b) Conduct of Indemnification Proceedings. Any Person entitled to indemnification hereunder shall (i) give prompt notice to the indemnifying party of any claim, action, suit or proceeding with respect to which it seeks indemnification following such Person’s receipt of, or such Person otherwise become aware of, the commencement of such claim, action, suit or proceeding and (ii) permit such indemnifying party to assume the defense of such claim, action, suit or proceeding with counsel reasonably satisfactory to the indemnified party; provided, however, that any Person entitled to indemnification hereunder shall have the right to employ separate counsel and to participate in the defense of such claim, but the fees and expenses of such counsel shall be at the expense of such Person unless (A) the indemnifying party has agreed to pay such fees or expenses, (B) the indemnifying party shall have failed to assume the defense of such claim and employ counsel reasonably satisfactory to such Person or (C) in the reasonable judgment of any such Person, based upon written advice of its counsel, a conflict of interest exists between such Person and the indemnifying party with respect to such claims (in which case, if the Person notifies the indemnifying party in writing that such Person elects to employ separate counsel at the expense of the indemnifying party, the indemnifying party shall not have the right to assume the defense of such claim on behalf of such Person); and provided, further, that the failure or delay of any indemnified party to give notice as provided herein shall not relieve the indemnifying party of its obligations hereunder, except to the extent that such failure or delay to give notice shall materially adversely affect the indemnifying party in the defense of any such claim or litigation. It is understood that the indemnifying party shall not, in connection with any proceeding in the same jurisdiction, be liable for fees or expenses of more than one separate firm of attorneys at any time for all such indemnified parties. No indemnifying party will, except with the consent of the indemnified party, consent to entry of any judgment or enter into any settlement that does not include as an unconditional term thereof the giving by the claimant or plaintiff to such indemnified party of a release from all liability in respect of such claim or litigation.

 

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(c) Contribution. If for any reason the indemnification provided for in the preceding paragraph (a) is unavailable to an indemnified party or insufficient to hold it harmless, other than as expressly specified therein, the indemnifying party shall contribute to the amount paid or payable by the indemnified party as a result of such Losses in such proportion as is appropriate to reflect the relative fault of the indemnified party and the indemnifying party, as well as any other relevant equitable considerations. No Person guilty of fraudulent misrepresentation within the meaning of Section 11(f) of the 1933 Act shall be entitled to contribution from any Person not guilty of such fraudulent misrepresentation. The indemnity and contribution agreements contained in this Section are in addition to any other rights or remedies that any indemnified party may have under applicable law, by separate agreement or otherwise.

 

10. RIGHTS TO FUTURE STOCK ISSUANCES. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Section 10 and applicable securities laws, if at any time prior to the one year anniversary of the Closing, the Company or any of its Subsidiaries proposes to offer or sell any New Securities (a “Subsequent Financing”), the Company shall first offer the Investor the opportunity to purchase up to twenty percent (20%) of such New Securities. The Investor shall be entitled to apportion the right of first offer hereby granted to it in such proportions as it deems appropriate among itself and its Affiliates.

 

10.1 The Company shall give notice (the “Offer Notice”) to the Investor, stating (a) its (or a Subsidiary’s, as applicable) bona fide intention to offer such New Securities, (b) the number of such New Securities to be offered, and (c) the price and terms, if any, upon which it proposes to offer such New Securities.

 

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10.2 By notification to the Company within one (1) day after the date the Offer Notice is given (the “Notice Termination Time”), the Investor may elect to purchase or otherwise acquire, at the price and on the terms specified in the Offer Notice, up to twenty percent (20%) of such New Securities. If the Company receives no such notice from the Investor as of such Notice Termination Time, the Investor shall be deemed to have notified the Company that it does not elect to participate in such Subsequent Financing. The closing of any sale pursuant to this Section 10 shall occur within three (3) days of the earlier of (a) the date that the Offer Notice is given and (b) the date of initial sale of New Securities pursuant to Section 10.3.

 

10.3 The Company or a Subsidiary, as applicable, may, during the three (3) day period following the expiration of the period provided in Section 10.2, offer and sell the remaining portion of such New Securities to any Person or Persons at a price not less than, and upon terms no more favorable to the offeree than, those specified in the Offer Notice. If the Company or a Subsidiary, as applicable, does not enter into an agreement for the sale of the New Securities within such period, or if such agreement is not consummated within thirty (30) days of the execution thereof, the right provided hereunder shall be deemed to be revived and such New Securities shall not be offered unless first reoffered to the Investor in accordance with this Section 10.

 

10.4 The right of first offer in this Section 10 shall not be applicable to Exempted Securities and shall be in accordance with all applicable federal and state securities Laws.

 

11. GENERAL PROVISIONS

 

11.1 Fees and Expenses. Prior to the date of this Agreement, the Company has paid Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP $25,000. At the Closing, the Company shall reimburse the Investor up to an additional $50,000 in the aggregate of reasonably documented due diligence costs and fees and disbursements of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in connection with the preparation of the Transaction Documents, it being understood that Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP has not rendered any legal advice to the Company in connection with the transactions contemplated hereby and that the Company has relied for such matters on the advice of its own counsel. Except as specified above, each party shall pay the fees and expenses of its advisers, counsel, accountants and other experts, if any, and all other expenses incurred by such party incident to the negotiation, preparation, execution, delivery and performance of the Transaction Documents. The Company shall pay all stamp and other taxes and duties levied in connection with the sale of the Note and the Warrants.

 

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11.2 Notices. Any and all notices or other communications or deliveries required or permitted to be provided hereunder shall be in writing and shall be deemed given and effective on the earliest of (a) the date of transmission, if such notice or communication is delivered via email at the email address specified in this Section prior to 5:00 p.m. (New York time) on a Business Day, (b) the next Business Day after the date of transmission, if such notice or communication is delivered via email at the email address specified in this Section on a day that is not a Business Day or later than 5:00 p.m. (New York time) on any date and earlier than 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on such date, (c) the Business Day following the date of mailing, if sent by U.S. nationally recognized overnight courier service, or (d) upon actual receipt by the party to whom such notice is required to be given. The address for such notices and communications shall be as follows:

 

If to the Company:

 

Parts iD, Inc.

1 Corporate Drive, Suite C

Cranbury, NJ 08512

Telephone: (609) 642-4700

Email: lev.peker@corp.partsid.com;
john.pendleton@corp.partsid.com
Attention: Lev Peker and John Pendleton

 

With a copy (which shall not constitute notice) to:

 

DLA Piper LLP (US)

51 John F. Kennedy Parkway

Suite 120

Short Hills, NJ 07078

Telephone: (973) 520-2545

Email: james.fischer@us.dlapiper.com

Attention: James M. Fischer

 

If to the Investor:

 

Lind Global Fund II LP
c/o The Lind Partners LLC
444 Madison Avenue, Floor 41
New York, NY 10022
Telephone: (646) 395-3931
Email: jeaston@thelindpartners.com and

notice@thelindpartners.com
Attention: Jeff Easton

 

With a copy (which shall not constitute notice) to:

 

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
One Federal Street
Boston, MA 02110
Telephone: (617) 341-7269
Email: bryan.keighery@morganlewis.com
Attention: Bryan S. Keighery

 

or such other address as may be designated in writing hereafter, in the same manner, by such Person.

 

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11.3 Severability. If any provision of this Agreement is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be excessive in scope or otherwise invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be adjusted rather than voided, if possible, so that it is enforceable to the maximum extent possible, and the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions of this Agreement will not in any way be affected or impaired thereby.

 

11.4 Governing Law. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the Laws of the State of New York, without reference to principles of conflict of laws or choice of laws.

 

11.5 Jurisdiction and Venue. Any action, proceeding or claim arising out of, or relating in any way to this Agreement shall be brought and enforced in the New York Supreme Court, County of New York, or in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. The Company and the Investor irrevocably submit to the jurisdiction of such courts, which jurisdiction shall be exclusive, and hereby waive any objection to such exclusive jurisdiction or that such courts represent an inconvenient forum. The prevailing party in any such action shall be entitled to recover its reasonable and documented attorneys’ fees and out-of-pocket expenses relating to such action or proceeding.

 

11.6 WAIVER OF RIGHT TO JURY TRIAL. THE COMPANY AND THE INVESTOR HEREBY IRREVOCABLY WAIVE, 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 AGREEMENT OR THE OTHER TRANSACTION DOCUMENTS.

 

11.7 Survival. The representations, warranties, agreements and covenants contained herein shall survive the Closings and the delivery of the Securities.

 

11.8 Entire Agreement. The Transaction Documents, together with the Exhibits and Schedules thereto, contain the entire understanding of the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and thereof and supersede all prior agreements and understandings, oral or written, with respect to such matters, which the parties acknowledge have been merged into such documents, exhibits and schedules.

 

11.9 Amendments; Waivers. No provision of this Agreement may be waived or amended except in a written instrument signed by the Company and the Investor. No waiver of any default with respect to any provision, condition or requirement of this Agreement shall be deemed to be a continuing waiver in the future or a waiver of any subsequent default or a waiver of any other provision, condition or requirement hereof, nor shall any delay or omission of either party to exercise any right hereunder in any manner impair the exercise of any such right.

 

11.10 Construction. The headings herein are for convenience only, do not constitute a part of this Agreement and shall not be deemed to limit or affect any of the provisions hereof. The language used in this Agreement will be deemed to be the language chosen by the parties to express their mutual intent, and no rules of strict construction will be applied against any party. This Agreement shall be construed as if drafted jointly by the parties, and no presumption or burden of proof shall arise favoring or disfavoring any party by virtue of the authorship of any provisions of this Agreement or any of the Transaction Documents.

 

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11.11 Successors and Assigns. This Agreement shall be binding upon, and inure to the benefit of and be enforceable by, the Company and the Investor and their respective successors and assigns. The Company may not assign this Agreement or any rights or obligations hereunder without the prior written consent of the Investor. The Investor may assign any or all of its rights under this Agreement to any Person to whom the Investor assigns or transfers any Securities, provided such transferee agrees in writing to be bound, with respect to the transferred Securities, by the provisions hereof that apply to the “Investor” and such transferee is an accredited investor.

 

11.12 No Third-Party Beneficiaries. This Agreement is intended for the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective successors and permitted assigns and is not for the benefit of, nor may any provision hereof be enforced by, any other Person.

 

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

 

11.14 Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in two identical counterparts, both of which shall be considered one and the same agreement and shall become effective when counterparts have been signed by each party and delivered to the other party. Signature pages delivered by facsimile or e-mail shall have the same force and effect as an original signature.

 

11.15 Specific Performance. The Company acknowledges that monetary damages alone would not be adequate compensation to the Investor for a breach by the Company of this Agreement and the Investor may seek an injunction or an order for specific performance from a court of competent jurisdiction if (a) the Company fails to comply or threatens not to comply with this Agreement or (b) the Investor has reason to believe that the Company will not comply with this Agreement.

 

[Signature Page Follows]

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned have executed this Securities Purchase Agreement as of the date first set forth above.

 

COMPANY:   INVESTOR:
     
PARTS ID, INC.   Lind GLOBAL FUND II LP
     
By: /s/ John Pendleton   By: /s/ Jeff Easton
Name:  John Pendleton   Name:  Jeff Easton
Title: Executive Vice President, Legal & Corporate Affairs   Title: Managing Member of Lind Global Partners II LLC,
General Partner

 

[Signature Page of Securities Purchase Agreement]

 

 

 

 

Schedule 3.4(b)

 

Subsidiaries of PARTS iD, Inc.

 

PARTS iD, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company

 

PARTS iD, Inc. is the sole member of, and owns 100% of the equity interests of, PARTS iD, LLC.

 

 

 

 

Schedule 3.22

 

Finders’ Fee

 

Pursuant to that certain Engagement Agreement, dated as of May 8, 2023, PARTS iD, Inc. (the “Company”) shall pay Titan Partners Group LLC, a division of American Capital Partners, LLC, (i) a cash fee equal to six percent (6%) of the gross proceeds from the sale of securities contemplated by this Agreement and (ii) warrants equal to five percent (5%) of the aggregate number of equity securities issuable upon conversion or exercise of the securities issued by the Company under this Agreement.

 

 

 

 

EXHIBIT A

 

FORM OF SECURITY AGREEMENT

 

 

 

 

EXHIBIT B

 

FORM OF NOTE

 

[See attached]

 

 

 

 

EXHIBIT C

 

FORM OF WARRANT

 

[See attached]

 

 

 

 

EXHIBIT D

 

FLOW OF FUNDS REQUEST

 

Parts iD, Inc. – Securities Purchase Agreement – Flow of Funds Request

 

In connection with the Securities Purchase Agreement, dated July 14, 2023 (the “Agreement”) between PARTS iD, Inc. (the “Company”) and Lind Global Fund II LP (the “Investor”), the Company irrevocably authorizes the Investor to distribute such funds as set out below, in the manner set out below, at the Closing.

 

Capitalized terms used but not otherwise defined in this letter will have the meaning given to such terms in the Agreement.

 

Item   Amount 
Closing   $[●] 
Commitment Fee  $[●] 
Total  $[●] 

 

Please transfer the net amount of US $[●] due at the Closing, to the following bank account:

 

Routing #: [●]
Account # [●]
FBO: [●]
  [●]
  [●]
Bank: [●]
  [●]
[●]  

 

Yours sincerely,

 

PARTS ID, INC.

 

By:    
Name    
Title    

 

 

 

 

Exhibit 10.2

 

THIS NOTE HAS NOT 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 NOTE AND THE SECURITIES ISSUABLE UPON CONVERSION OF THIS NOTE MAY BE PLEDGED IN CONNECTION WITH A BONA FIDE MARGIN ACCOUNT SECURED BY SUCH SECURITIES.

 

PARTS ID, INC.

 

Form of Senior Secured

Convertible Promissory

Note due July 14, 2024

 

Note No. $5,367,500
Dated: July 14, 2023 (the “Issuance Date”)  

 

For value received, PARTS ID, INC., a Delaware corporation (the “Maker” or the “Company”), hereby promises to pay to the order of Lind Global Fund II LP, a Delaware limited partnership (together with its successors and representatives, the “Holder”), in accordance with the terms hereinafter provided, the principal amount of FIVE MILLION THREE HUNDRED SIXTY-SEVEN THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($5,367,500) (the “Principal Amount”).

 

All payments under or pursuant to this Senior Secured Convertible Promissory Note (this “Note”) shall be made in United States Dollars in immediately available funds to the Holder at the address of the Holder set forth in the Purchase Agreement (as hereinafter defined) or at such other place as the Holder may designate from time to time in writing to the Maker or by wire transfer of funds to the Holder’s account, instructions for which are attached hereto as Exhibit A. The Outstanding Principal Amount of this Note shall be due and payable on July 14, 2024 (the “Maturity Date”) or at such earlier time as provided herein; provided, that the Holder, in its sole discretion, may extend the Maturity Date to any date after the original Maturity Date. In the event that the Maturity Date shall fall on Saturday or Sunday, such Maturity Date shall be the next succeeding Business Day. All calculations made pursuant to this Note shall be rounded down to three decimal places.

 

ARTICLE 1

 

1.1 Purchase Agreement. This Note has been executed and delivered pursuant to the Securities Purchase Agreement, dated as of July 14, 2023 (as the same may be amended from time to time, the “Purchase Agreement”), by and between the Maker and the Holder. Capitalized terms used and not otherwise defined herein shall have the meanings set forth for such terms in the Purchase Agreement.

 

 

 

 

1.2 Interest. This Note shall not bear interest.

 

1.3 [Reserved.]

 

1.4 Prepayment.

 

1.4.1 Following the date that is sixty (60) days after the earlier to occur of (a) the date the Registration Statement is declared effective by the SEC or (b) the date that any shares issued pursuant to this Note may be immediately resold under Rule 144 without restriction on the number of shares to be sold or manner of sale, the Maker may repay all, but not less than all, of the then Outstanding Principal Amount upon delivering a Prepayment Notice on any Business Day (a “Prepayment Date”), for an amount (the “Prepayment Amount”) equal to the product of the Outstanding Principal Amount multiplied by 1.05.

 

1.4.2 If the Maker elects to prepay this Note pursuant to this Section 1.4, the Holder shall have the right, upon written notice to the Maker (a “Prepayment Conversion Notice”) within five (5) Business Days of the Holder’s receipt of a Prepayment Notice, to convert up to thirty three and one third percent (331/3%) of the Principal Amount (the “Maximum Amount”) at the Conversion Price (as defined below), in accordance with the provisions of Article 3, specifying the Principal Amount (up to the Maximum Amount) that the Holder will convert. Upon delivery of a Prepayment Notice, the Maker irrevocably and unconditionally agrees to, within five (5) Business Days of receiving a Prepayment Conversion Notice, and if no Prepayment Conversion Notice is received, within ten (10) Business Days of delivery of a Prepayment Notice: (i) repay the amount of the Outstanding Principal Amount minus the Principal Amount set forth in the Prepayment Conversion Notice and (ii) issue the applicable Conversion Shares to the Holder in accordance with Article 3, as applicable. The foregoing notwithstanding, the Maker may not deliver a Prepayment Notice with respect to any Outstanding Principal Amount that is subject to a Conversion Notice delivered by the Holder in accordance with Article 3.

 

1.5 Delisting from a Trading Market. If at any time the Common Stock ceases to be listed on a Trading Market, (i) the Holder may deliver a demand for payment to the Company and, if such a demand is delivered, the Company shall, within ten (10) Business Days following receipt of the demand for payment from the Holder, pay all of the Outstanding Principal Amount or (ii) the Holder may, at its election, after the six-month anniversary of the Issuance Date or earlier if a Registration Statement covering the Conversion Shares has been declared effective, upon notice to the Company in accordance with Section 5.1, convert all or a portion of the Outstanding Principal Amount and the Conversion Price shall be adjusted to the lower of (A) the then-current Conversion Price and (A) eighty percent (80%) of the average of the three (3) lowest daily VWAPs during the twenty (20) Trading Days prior to delivery by the Holder of its notice of conversion pursuant to this Section 1.5.

 

1.6 Payment on Non-Business Days. Whenever any payment to be made shall be due on a day which is not a Business Day, such payment may be due on the next succeeding Business Day.

 

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1.7 Transfer. This Note may be transferred or sold, subject to the provisions of Section 5.8 of this Note, or pledged, hypothecated or otherwise granted as security by the Holder.

 

1.8 Replacement. Upon receipt of a duly executed and notarized written statement from the Holder with respect to the loss, theft or destruction of this Note (or any replacement hereof), or, in the case of a mutilation of this Note, upon surrender and cancellation of such Note, the Maker shall issue a new Note, of like tenor and amount, in lieu of such lost, stolen, destroyed or mutilated Note.

 

1.9 Use of Proceeds. The Maker shall use the proceeds of this Note as set forth in the Purchase Agreement.

 

1.10 Status of Note and Security Interest. The obligations of the Maker under this Note shall be senior to all other existing Indebtedness and equity of the Company, other than any payment obligations hereunder shall be pari passu with any payment obligations under the Permitted Litigation Indebtedness. Upon any Liquidation Event (as hereinafter defined), the Holder will be entitled to receive, before any distribution or payment is made upon, or set apart with respect to, any Indebtedness of the Maker, other than the Permitted Liens, or any class of capital stock of the Maker, an amount equal to the Outstanding Principal Amount. For purposes of this Note, “Liquidation Event” means a liquidation pursuant to a filing of a petition for bankruptcy under applicable law or any other insolvency or debtor’s relief, an assignment for the benefit of creditors, or a voluntary or involuntary liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the affairs of the Maker.

 

1.11 Secured Note; Guarantee. The full amount of this Note is (a) secured by the Collateral (as defined in the Security Agreement) identified and described as security therefor in the Security Agreement (the “Collateral”); (b) guaranteed by the LLC Guarantor; and (c) secured by the Collateral (as defined in the LLC Guarantor Security Agreement) identified and described as security therefor in the LLC Guarantor Security Agreement (the “LLC Guarantor Collateral”).

 

1.12 Tax Treatment. The Maker and the Holder agree that for U.S. federal income tax purposes, and applicable state, local and non-U.S. income tax purposes, this Note is not intended to be, and shall not be, treated as indebtedness. Neither the Maker nor the Holder shall take any contrary position on any tax return, or in any audit, claim, investigation, inquiry or proceeding in respect of Taxes, unless otherwise required pursuant to a final determination within the meaning of Section 1313 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”), or any analogous provision of applicable state, local or non-U.S. law.

 

ARTICLE 2

 

2.1 Events of Default. An “Event of Default” under this Note shall mean the occurrence of any of the events defined in the Purchase Agreement, and any of the additional events described below:

 

(a) any default in the payment of (i) the Principal Amount or any accrued and unpaid interest hereunder when due, or any principal or interest owing under any other Note; or (ii) liquidated damages in respect of this Note or any other Note as and when the same shall become due and payable (whether on the Maturity Date or by acceleration or otherwise);

 

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(b) the Maker or any Subsidiary (including, without limitation, the LLC Guarantor) shall fail to observe or perform any other covenant, condition or agreement contained in this Note or any Transaction Document;

 

(c) the Maker’s notice to the Holder, including by way of public announcement, at any time, of its inability to comply (including for any of the reasons described in Section 3.6(a) hereof) or its intention not to comply with proper requests for conversion of this Note into shares of Common Stock;

 

(d) the Maker shall fail to (i) timely deliver the shares of Common Stock as and when required in Section 3.2; or (ii) make the payment of any fees and/or liquidated damages under this Note, the Purchase Agreement or the other Transaction Documents;

 

(e) default shall be made in the performance or observance of any material covenant, condition or agreement contained in the Purchase Agreement or any other Transaction Document that is not covered by any other provisions of this Section 2.1;

 

(f) at any time the Maker shall fail to have a sufficient number of shares of Common Stock authorized, reserved and available for issuance to satisfy the potential conversion in full (disregarding for this purpose any and all limitations of any kind on such conversion) of this Note or upon exercise of the Warrant;

 

(g) any representation or warranty made by the Maker or any of its Subsidiaries (including, without limitation, the LLC Guarantor) herein or in the Purchase Agreement, this Note, the Warrant or any other Transaction Document shall prove to have been false or incorrect or breached in a material respect on the date as of which made;

 

(h) unless otherwise approved in writing in advance by the Holder, the Maker shall, or shall announce an intention to pursue or consummate a Change of Control, or a Change of Control shall be consummated, or the Maker shall negotiate, propose or enter into any agreement, understanding or arrangement with respect to any Change of Control;

 

(i) the Maker or any of its Subsidiaries (including, without limitation, the LLC Guarantor) shall (A) default in any payment of any amount or amounts of principal of or interest (if any) on any Indebtedness (other than the Indebtedness hereunder), the aggregate principal amount of which Indebtedness is in excess of $250,000 or (B) default in the observance or performance of any other agreement or condition relating to any such Indebtedness or contained in any instrument or agreement evidencing, securing or relating thereto, or any other event shall occur or condition exist, the effect of which default or other event or condition is to cause, or to permit the holder or holders or beneficiary or beneficiaries of such Indebtedness to cause with the giving of notice if required, such Indebtedness to become due prior to its stated maturity;

 

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(j) the Maker or any of its Subsidiaries (including, without limitation, the LLC Guarantor) shall: (i) apply for or consent to the appointment of, or the taking of possession by, a receiver, custodian, trustee or liquidator of itself or of all or a substantial part of its property or assets; (ii) make a general assignment for the benefit of its creditors; (iii) commence a voluntary case under the United States Bankruptcy Code (as now or hereafter in effect) or under the comparable laws of any jurisdiction (foreign or domestic); (iv) file a petition seeking to take advantage of any bankruptcy, insolvency, moratorium, reorganization or other similar law affecting the enforcement of creditors’ rights generally; (v) acquiesce in writing to any petition filed against it in an involuntary case under United States Bankruptcy Code (as now or hereafter in effect) or under the comparable laws of any jurisdiction (foreign or domestic); (vi) issue a notice of bankruptcy or winding down of its operations or issue a press release regarding same; or (vii) take any action under the laws of any jurisdiction (foreign or domestic) analogous to any of the foregoing;

 

(k) a proceeding or case shall be commenced in respect of the Maker or any of its Subsidiaries (including, without limitation, the LLC Guarantor), without its application or consent, in any court of competent jurisdiction, seeking: (i) the liquidation, reorganization, moratorium, dissolution, winding up, or composition or readjustment of its debts; (ii) the appointment of a trustee, receiver, custodian, liquidator or the like of it or of all or any substantial part of its assets in connection with the liquidation or dissolution of the Maker or any of its Subsidiaries; or (iii) similar relief in respect of it under any law providing for the relief of debtors, and such proceeding or case described in clause (i), (ii) or (iii) shall continue undismissed, or unstayed and in effect, for a period of forty-five (45) days or any order for relief shall be entered in an involuntary case under United States Bankruptcy Code (as now or hereafter in effect) or under the comparable laws of any jurisdiction (foreign or domestic) against the Maker or any of its Subsidiaries or action under the laws of any jurisdiction (foreign or domestic) analogous to any of the foregoing shall be taken with respect to the Maker or any of its Subsidiaries and shall continue undismissed, or unstayed and in effect for a period of forty-five (45) days;

 

(l) one or more final judgments or orders for the payment of money aggregating in excess of $250,000 (or its equivalent in the relevant currency of payment) are rendered against one or more of the Company and its Subsidiaries (including, without limitation, the LLC Guarantor);

 

(m) the failure of the Maker to instruct its transfer agent to remove any legends from shares of Common Stock and issue such unlegended certificates to the Holder within two (2) Trading Days of the Holder’s request so long as the Holder has provided reasonable assurances to the Maker that such shares of Common Stock can be sold pursuant to Rule 144 or any other applicable exemption;

 

(n) the Maker’s shares of Common Stock are no longer publicly traded or cease to be listed on the Trading Market or, after the six month anniversary of the Issuance Date, any Investor Shares may not be immediately resold under Rule 144 without restriction on the number of shares to be sold or manner of sale, unless such Investor Shares have been registered for resale under the 1933 Act and may be sold without restriction;

 

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(o) the Maker proposes to or does consummate a “going private” transaction as a result of which the Common Stock will no longer be registered under Sections 12(b) or 12(g) of the 1934 Act;

 

(p) there shall be any SEC or judicial stop trade order or trading suspension stop-order or any restriction in place with the transfer agent for the Common Stock restricting the trading of such Common Stock;

 

(q) the Depository Trust Company places any restrictions on transactions in the Common Stock or the Common Stock is no longer tradeable through the Depository Trust Company Fast Automated Securities Transfer program;

 

(r) the Company fails to file any report or filing required to be filed by the Securities and Exchange Commission;

 

(s) the Company’s Market Capitalization is below $6.0 million for ten (10) consecutive days;

 

(t) the occurrence of a Material Adverse Effect in respect of the Maker, or the Maker and its Subsidiaries taken as a whole; or

 

(u) the Maker shall fail, within thirty (30) days of the Closing Date, to provide evidence that all UCC-3 termination statements relating to the security interest previously granted to the JGB Agent and any JGB Lender have been filed in all appropriate filing offices.

 

For the avoidance of doubt, any default pursuant to clause (i) above shall not be subject to any cure periods pursuant to the instrument governing such Indebtedness or this Note.

 

2.2 Remedies Upon an Event of Default.

 

(a) Upon the occurrence of any Event of Default, the Maker shall be obligated to pay to the Holder the Mandatory Default Amount, which Mandatory Default Amount shall be earned by the Holder on the date the Event of Default giving rise thereto occurs and shall be due and payable on the earlier to occur of the Maturity Date, upon conversion, redemption or prepayment of this Note or the date on which all amounts owing hereunder have been accelerated in accordance with the terms hereof.

 

(b) Upon the occurrence of any Event of Default, the Maker shall, as promptly as possible but in any event within one (1) Business Day of such Event of Default, notify the Holder of the occurrence of such Event of Default, describing the event or factual situation giving rise to the Event of Default and specifying the relevant subsection or subsections of Section 2.1 hereof under which such Event of Default has occurred.

 

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(c) Upon the occurrence and during the continuance of an Event of Default, the Holder may at any time at its option (1) declare the Mandatory Default Amount due and payable, and thereupon, the same shall be accelerated and so due and payable, without presentment, demand, protest or notice, all of which are hereby expressly unconditionally and irrevocably waived by the Maker and (2) exercise all other rights and remedies available to it under the Transaction Documents; provided, however, that (x) upon the occurrence of an Event of Default described above, the Holder, in its sole and absolute discretion, may: (a) from time-to-time demand that all or a portion of the Outstanding Principal Amount be converted into shares of Common Stock at the lower of (i) the then-current Conversion Price and (ii) eighty-percent (80%) of the average of the three (3) lowest daily VWAPs during the twenty (20) Trading Days prior to the delivery by the Holder of the applicable notice of conversion or (b) exercise or otherwise enforce any one or more of the Holder’s rights, powers, privileges, remedies and interests under this Note, the Purchase Agreement, the other Transaction Documents or applicable law and (y) upon the occurrence of an Event of Default described in Section 2.1(j) above, the Mandatory Default Amount shall become immediately due and payable without presentment, demand, protest or other notice of any kind, all of which are hereby waived by the Maker. No course of delay on the part of the Holder shall operate as a waiver thereof or otherwise prejudice the rights of the Holder. No remedy conferred hereby shall be exclusive of any other remedy referred to herein or now or hereafter available at law, in equity, by statute or otherwise.

 

(d) Upon the occurrence and during the continuance of an Event of Default, in addition to any remedy the Holder may have under this Note and the Purchase Agreement, any Outstanding Principal Amount under this Note shall accrue interest at the rate of ten percent (10%) per annum, accruing daily and capitalizing on a monthly basis.

 

ARTICLE 3

 

3.1 Conversion.

 

(a) Conversion. This Note shall be convertible (in whole or in part), at the option of the Holder, into such number of fully paid and non-assessable shares of Common Stock as is determined by dividing (x) that portion of the Outstanding Principal Amount that the Holder elects to convert (the “Conversion Amount”) by (y) the Conversion Price then in effect on the date on which the Holder delivers a notice of conversion, in substantially the form attached hereto as Exhibit B (the “Conversion Notice”), in accordance with Section 5.1 to the Maker; provided, that during any calendar month, the Holder may not convert an amount of the Outstanding Principal Amount more than the greater of (a) one-sixth (1/6) of the Principal Amount or (b) twenty percent (20%) of the Company’s 20-day trailing traded volume prior to the delivery by the Holder of the applicable Conversion Notice; provided, further, than the Holder may not convert more than One Million Five Hundred Thoursand Dollars ($1,500,000) during any calendar month without the Maker’s consent. The Holder shall deliver this Note to the Maker at the address designated in the Purchase Agreement at such time that this Note is fully converted. With respect to partial conversions of this Note, the Maker shall keep written records of the amount of this Note converted as of the date of such conversion (each, a “Conversion Date”).

 

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(b) Conversion Price. The “Conversion Price” means the lower of (i) the Fixed Conversion Price, or (ii) ninety-percent (90%) of the average of the three (3) lowest daily VWAPs during the twenty (20) Trading Days prior to the delivery by the Holder of the applicable Conversion Notice. The “Fixed Conversion Price” means $0.50 and shall be subject to adjustment as provided herein.

 

3.2 Delivery of Conversion Shares. As soon as practicable after the occurrence of any event requiring the issuance of shares of Common Stock issuable upon conversion of this Note (“Conversion Shares”), and in any event within one (1) Business Day thereafter (such date, the “Share Delivery Date”), the Maker shall, at its expense, cause to be issued in the name of and delivered to the Holder, or as the Holder may direct, the number of fully paid and nonassessable shares of Common Stock to which the Holder shall be entitled, in such denominations as may be requested by the Holder, which certificate or certificates shall be free of restrictive and trading legends, except for any such legends as may be required under the 1933 Act. The Company shall cause its transfer agent to electronically transmit such shares of Common Stock issuable to the Holder (or its designee), by crediting the account of the Holder’s (or such designee’s) broker with the Depository Trust Company (“DTC”) through its Deposit and Withdrawal At Custodian (“DWAC”) system (provided that the same time periods herein as for stock certificates shall apply) as instructed by the Holder (or its designee); provided, that such issuance shall only be made through DTC’s DWAC system if such Conversion Shares will be issued free of restrictive legends. If such Conversion Shares will be issued subject to legends required under the 1933 Act, such Conversion Shares will be issued to the Holder in book entry at the Maker’s transfer agent.

 

3.3 Ownership Cap. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, the Holder shall not be entitled to receive shares representing Equity Interests upon conversion of this Note to the extent (but only to the extent) that such exercise or receipt would cause the Holder Group (as defined below) to become, directly or indirectly, a “beneficial owner” (within the meaning of Section 13(d) of the 1934 Act and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder) of a number of Equity Interests of a class that is registered under the 1934 Act which exceeds the Maximum Percentage (as defined in the Purchase Agreement) of the Equity Interests of such class that are outstanding at such time. Any purported delivery of Equity Interests in connection with the conversion of this Note prior to the termination of this restriction in accordance herewith shall be void and have no effect to the extent (but only to the extent) that such delivery would result in the Holder Group becoming the beneficial owner of more than the Maximum Percentage of the Equity Interests of a class that is registered under the 1934 Act that is outstanding at such time. If any delivery of Equity Interests owed to the Holder following conversion of this Note is not made, in whole or in part, as a result of this limitation, the Company’s obligation to make such delivery shall not be extinguished and the Company shall deliver such Equity Interests as promptly as practicable after the Holder gives notice to the Company that such delivery would not result in such limitation being triggered or upon termination of the restriction in accordance with the terms hereof. To the extent limitations contained in this Section 3.3 apply, the determination of whether this Note is convertible and of which portion of this Note is convertible shall be the sole responsibility and in the sole determination of the Holder, and the submission of a notice of conversion shall be deemed to constitute the Holder’s determination that the issuance of the full number of Conversion Shares requested in the notice of conversion is permitted hereunder, and the Company shall not have any obligation to verify or confirm the accuracy of such determination. For purposes of this Section 3.3, (i) the term “Maximum Percentage” shall mean 4.99%; provided, that if at any time after the date hereof the Holder Group beneficially owns in excess of 4.99% of any class of Equity Interests in the Company that is registered under the 1934 Act, then the Maximum Percentage shall automatically increase to 9.99% so long as the Holder Group owns in excess of 4.99% of such class of Equity Interests (and shall, for the avoidance of doubt, automatically decrease to 4.99% upon the Holder Group ceasing to own in excess of 4.99% of such class of Equity Interests); and (ii) the term “Holder Group” shall mean the Holder plus any other Person with which the Holder is considered to be part of a group under Section 13 of the 1934 Act or with which the Holder otherwise files reports under Sections 13 and/or 16 of the 1934 Act. In determining the number of Equity Interests of a particular class outstanding at any point in time, the Holder may rely on the number of outstanding Equity Interests of such class as reflected in (x) the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, as the case may be, (y) a more recent public announcement by the Company or (z) a more recent notice by the Company or its transfer agent to the Holder setting forth the number of Equity Interests of such class then outstanding. For any reason at any time, upon written or oral request of the Holder, the Company shall, within one (1) Business Day of such request, confirm orally and in writing to the Holder the number of Equity Interests of any class then outstanding. The provisions of this Section 3.3 shall be construed, corrected and implemented in a manner so as to effectuate the intended beneficial ownership limitation herein contained.

 

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3.4 Adjustment of Fixed Conversion Price.

 

(a) Until the Note has been paid in full or converted in full, the Fixed Conversion Price shall be subject to adjustment from time to time as follows (but shall not be increased, other than pursuant to Section 3.4(a)(i) hereof):

 

(i) Adjustments for Stock Splits and Combinations. If the Maker shall at any time or from time to time after the Closing Date (but whether before or after the Issuance Date) effect a split or other subdivision of the outstanding Common Stock, the applicable Fixed Conversion Price in effect immediately prior to the stock or share split shall be proportionately decreased. If the Maker shall at any time or from time to time after the Closing Date (but whether before or after the Issuance Date), combine the outstanding shares of Common Stock, the applicable Fixed Conversion Price in effect immediately prior to the combination shall be proportionately increased. Any adjustments under this Section 3.4(a)(i) shall be effective at the close of business on the date the stock split or combination occurs.

 

(ii) Adjustments for Certain Dividends and Distributions. If the Maker shall at any time or from time to time after the Closing Date (but whether before or after the Issuance Date) make or issue or set a record date for the determination of holders of Common Stock entitled to receive a dividend or other distribution payable in shares of Common Stock, then, and in each event, the applicable Fixed Conversion Price in effect immediately prior to such event shall be decreased as of the time of such issuance or, in the event such record date shall have been fixed, as of the close of business on such record date, by multiplying the applicable Fixed Conversion Price then in effect by a fraction:

 

(1) the numerator of which shall be the total number of shares of Common Stock issued and outstanding immediately prior to the time of such issuance or the close of business on such record date; and

 

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(2) the denominator of which shall be the total number of shares of Common Stock issued and outstanding immediately prior to the time of such issuance or the close of business on such record date plus the number of shares of Common Stock issuable in payment of such dividend or distribution.

 

(iii) Adjustment for Other Dividends and Distributions. If the Maker shall at any time or from time to time after the Closing Date (but whether before or after the Issuance Date) make or issue or set a record date for the determination of holders of Common Stock entitled to receive a dividend or other distribution payable in other than shares of Common Stock, then, and in each event, an appropriate revision to the applicable Fixed Conversion Price shall be made and provision shall be made (by adjustments of the Fixed Conversion Price or otherwise) so that the Holder of this Note shall receive upon conversions thereof, in addition to the number of shares of Common Stock receivable thereon, the number of securities of the Maker or other issuer (as applicable) or cash or other property that it would have received had this Note been converted into Common Stock in full (without regard to any conversion limitations herein) on the date of such event and had thereafter, during the period from the date of such event to and including the Conversion Date, retained such securities (together with any distributions payable thereon during such period) or assets, giving application to all adjustments called for during such period under this Section 3.4(a)(iii) with respect to the rights of the holders of this Note; provided, however, that if such record date shall have been fixed and such dividend is not fully paid or if such distribution is not fully made on the date fixed therefor, the Fixed Conversion Price shall be adjusted pursuant to this paragraph as of the time of actual payment of such dividends or distributions.

 

(iv) Adjustments for Reclassification, Exchange or Substitution. If the Common Stock at any time or from time to time after the Closing Date (but whether before or after the Issuance Date) shall be changed to the same or different number of shares or other securities of any class or classes of stock or other property, whether by reclassification, exchange, substitution or otherwise (other than by way of a stock split or combination of shares or stock dividends provided for in Sections 3.4(a)(i), (ii) and (iii) hereof, or a reorganization, merger, consolidation, or sale of assets provided for in Section 3.4(a)(vii) hereof), then, and in each event, an appropriate revision to the Fixed Conversion Price shall be made and provisions shall be made (by adjustments of the Fixed Conversion Price or otherwise) so that the Holder shall have the right thereafter to convert this Note into the kind and amount of shares of stock or other securities or other property receivable upon reclassification, exchange, substitution or other change, by holders of the number of shares of Common Stock into which such Note might have been converted immediately prior to such reclassification, exchange, substitution or other change, all subject to further adjustment as provided herein.

 

(v) Adjustments for Issuance of Additional Shares of Common Stock. Except for Exempted Securities, in the event the Maker shall at any time or from time to time after the Closing Date issue or sell any additional shares of Common Stock (“Additional Shares of Common Stock”) at an effective price per share that is less than the Fixed Conversion Price then in effect or without consideration, then the Fixed Conversion Price upon each such issuance shall be reduced to a price equal to the consideration per share paid for such Additional Shares of Common Stock. For purposes of clarification, the amount of consideration received for such Additional Shares of Common Stock shall not include the value of any additional securities or other rights received in connection with such issuance of Additional Shares of Common Stock (i.e. warrants, rights of first refusal or other similar rights).

 

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(vi) Issuance, Amendment or Adjustment of Common Stock Equivalents. Except for Exempted Securities, if (x) the Maker, at any time after the Closing Date (but whether before or after the Issuance Date), shall issue any securities convertible into or exercisable or exchangeable for, directly or indirectly, Common Stock (“Convertible Securities”), or any rights or warrants or options to purchase any such Common Stock or Convertible Securities, (collectively with the Convertible Securities, the “Common Stock Equivalents”) and the price per share for which shares of Common Stock may be issuable pursuant to any such Common Stock Equivalent shall be less than the applicable Fixed Conversion Price then in effect, or (y) the price per share for which shares of Common Stock may be issuable under any Common Stock Equivalents is amended or adjusted, pursuant to the terms of such Common Stock Equivalents or otherwise, and such price as so amended or adjusted shall be less than the Fixed Conversion Price in effect at the time of such amendment or adjustment, then, in each such case (x) or (y), the Fixed Conversion Price upon each such issuance or amendment or adjustment shall be adjusted as provided in subsection (v) of this Section 3.4(a) as if the maximum number of shares of Common Stock issuable upon conversion, exercise or exchange of such Common Stock Equivalents had been issued on the date of such issuance or amendment or adjustment.

 

(vii) Consideration for Stock. In case any shares of Common Stock or any Common Stock Equivalents shall be issued or sold:

 

(1) in connection with any merger or consolidation in which the Maker is the surviving corporation (other than any consolidation or merger in which the previously outstanding shares of Common Stock of the Maker shall be changed to or exchanged for the stock or other securities of another corporation), the amount of consideration therefor shall be deemed to be the fair value, as determined reasonably and in good faith by the Board of Directors of the Maker and approved by the Holder, of such portion of the assets and business of the nonsurviving corporation as such Board of Directors may determine to be attributable to such shares of Common Stock, Convertible Securities, rights or warrants or options, as the case may be; or

 

(2) in the event of any consolidation or merger of the Maker in which the Maker is not the surviving corporation or in which the previously outstanding shares of Common Stock of the Maker shall be changed into or exchanged for the stock or other securities of another corporation or other property, or in the event of any sale of all or substantially all of the assets of the Maker for stock, shares or other securities or other property of any corporation, the Maker shall be deemed to have issued shares of its Common Stock, at a price per share equal to the valuation of the Maker’s Common Stock based on the actual exchange ratio on which the transaction was predicated, as applicable, and the fair market value on the date of such transaction of all such stock or securities or other property of the other corporation. If any such calculation results in adjustment of the applicable Fixed Conversion Price, or the number of shares of Common Stock issuable upon conversion of the Note, the determination of the applicable Fixed Conversion Price or the number of shares of Common Stock issuable upon conversion of the Note immediately prior to such merger, consolidation or sale, shall be made after giving effect to such adjustment of the number of shares of Common Stock issuable upon conversion of the Note. In the event Common Stock is issued with other shares or securities or other assets of the Maker for consideration which covers both, the consideration computed as provided in this Section 3.4(a)(vii) shall be allocated among such securities and assets as determined in good faith by the Board of Directors of the Maker, and approved by the Holder.

 

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(viii) Record Date. In case the Maker shall take record of the holders of its Common Stock for the purpose of entitling them to subscribe for or purchase Common Stock or Convertible Securities, then the date of the issue or sale of the shares of Common Stock shall be deemed to be such record date.

 

(b) No Impairment. The Maker shall not, by amendment of its Organizational Documents or through any reorganization, transfer of assets, consolidation, merger, dissolution, issue or sale of securities or any other voluntary action, avoid or seek to avoid the observance or performance of any of the terms to be observed or performed hereunder by the Maker, but will at all times in good faith assist in the carrying out of all the provisions of this Section 3.4 and in the taking of all such action as may be necessary or appropriate in order to protect the conversion rights of the Holder against impairment. In the event the Holder shall elect to convert this Note as provided herein, the Maker cannot 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, violation of an agreement to which the Holder is a party or for any reason whatsoever, unless, an injunction from a court, or notice, restraining and or adjoining conversion of this Note shall have issued and the Maker posts a surety bond for the benefit of the Holder in an amount equal to one hundred fifty percent (150%) of the Principal Amount of the Note the Holder has elected to convert, which bond shall remain in effect until the completion of arbitration/litigation of the dispute and the proceeds of which shall be payable to the Holder (as liquidated damages) in the event it obtains judgment.

 

(c) Certificates as to Adjustments. Upon occurrence of each adjustment or readjustment of the Fixed Conversion Price or number of shares of Common Stock issuable upon conversion of this Note pursuant to this Section 3.4, the Maker at its expense shall promptly compute such adjustment or readjustment in accordance with the terms hereof and furnish to the Holder a certificate setting forth such adjustment and readjustment, showing in detail the facts upon which such adjustment or readjustment is based. The Maker shall, upon written request of the Holder, at any time, furnish or cause to be furnished to the Holder a like certificate setting forth such adjustments and readjustments, the applicable Fixed Conversion Price in effect at the time, and the number of shares of Common Stock and the amount, if any, of other securities or property which at the time would be received upon the conversion of this Note. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Maker shall not be obligated to deliver a certificate unless such certificate would reflect an increase or decrease of at least one percent (1%) of such adjusted amount.

 

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(d) Issue Taxes. The Maker shall pay any and all issue and other taxes, excluding federal, state or local income taxes, that may be payable in respect of any issue or delivery of shares of Common Stock on conversion of this Note pursuant thereto; provided, however, that the Maker shall not be obligated to pay any transfer taxes resulting from any transfer requested by the Holder in connection with any such conversion.

 

(e) Fractional Shares. No fractional shares of Common Stock shall be issued upon conversion of this Note. In lieu of any fractional shares to which the Holder would otherwise be entitled, the Maker shall pay cash equal such fractional shares multiplied by the Conversion Price then in effect.

 

(f) Reservation of Common Stock. The Maker shall at all times while this Note shall be outstanding, reserve and keep available out of its authorized but unissued Common Stock, such number of shares of Common Stock as shall from time to time be sufficient to effect the conversion of this Note (disregarding for this purpose any and all limitations of any kind on such conversion). The Maker shall, from time to time, use all commercially reasonable efforts to increase the authorized number of shares of Common Stock or take other effective action if at any time the unissued number of authorized shares shall not be sufficient to satisfy the Maker’s obligations under this Section 3.4(f).

 

(g) Regulatory Compliance. If any shares of Common Stock to be reserved for the purpose of conversion of this Note require registration or listing with or approval of any governmental authority, stock exchange or other regulatory body under any federal or state law or regulation or otherwise before such shares may be validly issued or delivered upon conversion, the Maker shall, at its sole cost and expense, in good faith and as expeditiously as possible, secure such registration, listing or approval, as the case may be.

 

(h) Effect of Events Prior to the Issuance Date. If the Issuance Date of this Note is after the Closing Date, then, if the Fixed Conversion Price or any other right of the Holder of this Note would have been adjusted or modified by operation of any provision of this Note had this Note been issued on the Closing Date, such adjustment or modification shall be deemed to apply to this Note as of the Issuance Date as if this Note had been issued on the Closing Date.

 

3.5 Prepayment Following a Change of Control.

 

(a) Mechanics of Prepayment at Option of Holder in Connection with a Change of Control. No sooner than fifteen (15) days prior to entry into an agreement for a Change of Control nor later than ten (10) days prior to the consummation of a Change of Control, but not prior to the public announcement of such Change of Control, the Maker shall deliver written notice (“Notice of Change of Control”) to the Holder. At any time after receipt of a Notice of Change of Control (or, in the event a Notice of Change of Control is not delivered at least ten (10) days prior to a Change of Control, at any time within ten (10) days prior to a Change of Control), the Holder may require the Maker to prepay, effective immediately prior to the consummation of such Change of Control, an amount equal to 105% of the Outstanding Principal Amount (the “COC Repayment Price”), by delivering written notice thereof (“Notice of Prepayment at Option of Holder Upon Change of Control”) to the Maker.

 

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(b) Payment of COC Repayment Price. Upon the Maker’s receipt of a Notice(s) of Prepayment at Option of Holder Upon Change of Control from the Holder, the Maker shall deliver the COC Repayment Price to the Holder immediately prior to the consummation of the Change of Control; provided that the Holder’s original Note shall have been so delivered to the Maker.

 

3.6 Inability to Fully Convert.

 

(a) Holder’s Option if Maker Cannot Fully Convert. If, upon the Maker’s receipt of a Conversion Notice or as otherwise required under this Note, including with respect to repayment of principal in shares of Common Stock as permitted under this Note, the Maker cannot issue shares of Common Stock for any reason, including, without limitation, because the Maker (x) does not have a sufficient number of shares of Common Stock authorized and available or (y) is otherwise prohibited by applicable law or by the rules or regulations of any stock exchange, interdealer quotation system or other self-regulatory organization with jurisdiction over the Maker or any of its securities from issuing all of the Common Stock which is to be issued to the Holder pursuant to this Note, then the Maker shall issue as many shares of Common Stock as it is able to issue and, with respect to the unconverted portion of this Note or with respect to any shares of Common Stock not timely issued in accordance with this Note, the Holder, solely at Holder’s option, can elect to:

 

(i) require the Maker to prepay that portion of this Note for which the Maker is unable to issue Common Stock or for which shares of Common Stock were not timely issued (the “Mandatory Prepayment”) at a price equal to the number of shares of Common Stock that the Maker is unable to issue multiplied by the VWAP on the date of the Conversion Notice (the “Mandatory Prepayment Price”);

 

(ii) void its Conversion Notice and retain or have returned, as the case may be, this Note that was to be converted pursuant to the Conversion Notice (provided that the Holder’s voiding its Conversion Notice shall not affect the Maker’s obligations to make any payments which have accrued prior to the date of such notice); or

 

(iii) defer issuance of the applicable Conversion Shares until such time as the Maker can legally issue such shares; provided, that the Principal Amount underlying such Conversion Shares shall remain outstanding until the delivery of such Conversion Shares; provided, further, that if the Holder elects to defer the issuance of the Conversion Shares, it may exercise its rights under either clause (i) or (ii) above at any time prior to the issuance of the Conversion Shares upon two (2) Business Days’ notice to the Maker.

 

(b) Mechanics of Fulfilling Holder’s Election. The Maker shall immediately send to the Holder, upon receipt of a Conversion Notice from the Holder, which cannot be fully satisfied as described in Section 3.6(a) above, a notice of the Maker’s inability to fully satisfy the Conversion Notice (the “Inability to Fully Convert Notice”). Such Inability to Fully Convert Notice shall indicate (i) the reason why the Maker is unable to fully satisfy the Holder’s Conversion Notice; and (ii) the amount of this Note which cannot be converted. The Holder shall notify the Maker of its election pursuant to Section 3.6(a) above by delivering written notice to the Maker (“Notice in Response to Inability to Convert”).

 

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(c) Payment of Mandatory Prepayment Price. If the Holder shall elect to have its Note prepaid pursuant to Section 3.6(a)(i) above, the Maker shall pay the Mandatory Prepayment Price to the Holder within five (5) Business Days of the Maker’s receipt of the Holder’s Notice in Response to Inability to Convert; provided that prior to the Maker’s receipt of the Holder’s Notice in Response to Inability to Convert the Maker has not delivered a notice to the Holder stating, to the satisfaction of the Holder, that the event or condition resulting in the Mandatory Prepayment has been cured and all Conversion Shares issuable to the Holder can and will be delivered to the Holder in accordance with the terms of this Note. If the Maker shall fail to pay the applicable Mandatory Prepayment Price to the Holder on the date that is one (1) Business Day following the Maker’s receipt of the Holder’s Notice in Response to Inability to Convert, in addition to any remedy the Holder may have under this Note and the Purchase Agreement, such unpaid amount shall bear interest at the rate of two percent (2%) per month (prorated for partial months) until paid in full. Until the full Mandatory Prepayment Price is paid in full to the Holder, the Holder may (i) void the Mandatory Prepayment with respect to that portion of the Note for which the full Mandatory Prepayment Price has not been paid and (ii) receive back such Note.

 

(d) Dividends and Distributions. The Holder shall be entitled to receive, on an as-converted basis, any dividends paid or distributions on Common Stock as if this Note were converted into shares of Common Stock (without regard to limitations on conversion) immediately prior to the record date for such dividend or distribution, at the Conversion Price.

 

3.7 Compensation for Buy-In on Failure to Timely Deliver Conversion Shares.  In addition to any other rights available to the Holder, if the Company fails to cause its transfer agent to transmit to the Holder Conversion Shares or any other shares pursuant to a conversion on or before the Share Delivery Date, and if after such date the Holder is required by its broker to purchase (in an open market transaction or otherwise) or the Holder’s brokerage firm otherwise purchases, Common Stock to deliver in satisfaction of a sale by the Holder of the Conversion Shares which the Holder anticipated receiving upon such conversion (a “Buy-In”), then the Company shall (a) pay in cash to the Holder the amount, if any, by which (x) the Holder’s total purchase price (including brokerage commissions, if any) for the Common Stock so purchased exceeds (y) the amount obtained by multiplying (1) the number of Conversion Shares that the Company was required to deliver to the Holder in connection with the conversion at issue times (2) the price at which the sell order giving rise to such purchase obligation was executed, and (b) at the option of the Holder, either reinstate the portion of the Note and equivalent number of Conversion Shares for which such conversion was not honored (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 had the Company timely complied with its conversion and delivery obligations hereunder. For example, if the Holder purchases shares of Common Stock having a total purchase price of $11,000 to cover a Buy-In with respect to an attempted conversion of shares of Common Stock with an aggregate sale price giving rise to such purchase obligation 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 evidence of the amount of such loss. Nothing herein shall limit a Holder’s right to pursue a decree of specific performance and/or injunctive relief with respect to the Company’s failure to timely deliver shares of Common Stock s upon conversion of the Note as required pursuant to the terms hereof.

 

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ARTICLE 4

 

4.1 Covenants. For so long as any Note is outstanding, without the prior written consent of the Holder:

 

(a) Compliance with Transaction Documents. The Maker shall, and shall cause its Subsidiaries to, comply with its obligations under this Note and the other Transaction Documents.

 

(b) Payment of Taxes, Etc. The Maker shall, and shall cause each of its Subsidiaries to, promptly pay and discharge, or cause to be paid and discharged, when due and payable, all lawful taxes, assessments and governmental charges or levies imposed upon the income, profits, property or business of the Maker and the Subsidiaries, except for such failures to pay that, individually or in the aggregate, have not had and would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect; provided, however, that any such tax, assessment, charge or levy need not be paid if the validity thereof shall currently be contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings and if the Maker or such Subsidiaries shall have set aside on its books reserves with respect thereto in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and provided, further, that the Maker and such Subsidiaries will pay all such taxes, assessments, charges or levies forthwith upon the commencement of proceedings to foreclose any lien which may have attached as security therefor.

 

(c) Corporate Existence. The Maker shall, and shall cause each of its Subsidiaries to, maintain in full force and effect its corporate existence, rights and franchises (other than the existence, rights and franchises of the Subsidiaries of the Maker that the board of directors of the Maker determine are no longer necessary or useful to the operation of the Maker’s business) and all licenses and other rights to use property owned or possessed by it and reasonably deemed to be necessary to the conduct of its business.

 

(d) Investment Company Act. The Maker and each Subsidiary shall conduct its businesses in a manner so that it will not become subject to, or required to be registered under, the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended.

 

(e) Sale of Collateral; Liens. From the date hereof until the full release of the security interest in the Collateral and the LLC Guarantor Collateral, (i) the Maker and its Subsidiaries shall not sell, lease, transfer or otherwise dispose of any of the Collateral or LLC Guarantor Collateral, as the case may be, or attempt or contract to do so, other than sales of inventory in the ordinary course of business consistent with past practices; and (ii) the Maker and its Subsidiaries shall not, directly or indirectly, create, permit or suffer to exist, and shall defend the Collateral and the LLC Guarantor Collateral against and take such other action as is necessary to remove, any lien, security interest or other encumbrance on the Collateral and the LLC Guarantor Collateral (except for the pledge, assignment and security interest created under the Security Agreement, the LLC Guarantor Security Agreement and Permitted Liens (as defined in the Security Agreement or the LLC Guarantor Security Agreement, as applicable)).

 

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(f) Prohibited Transactions. The Company hereby covenants and agrees not to enter into any Prohibited Transactions until thirty (30) days after such time as this Note has been converted into Conversion Shares or repaid in full.

 

(g) Repayment of This Note. If the Company or any Subsidiary issues any Indebtedness (other than this Note), or issues any Preferred Stock, other than Exempted Securities, unless otherwise waived in writing by and at the discretion of the Holder, the Company will immediately utilize the proceeds of such issuance to repay this Note. If the Company or any Subsidiary issues any Equity Interests, other than Exempted Securities, for aggregate cumulative gross proceeds to the Company of greater than Five Million Dollars ($5,000,000) while this Note remains outstanding, excluding offering costs or other expenses, unless otherwise waived in writing by and at the discretion of the Holder, the Company will direct twenty percent (20%) of the proceeds from such issuance to repay this Note.

 

(h) DIP Financing. Neither the Company nor any Subsidiary shall, to the extent the Company or any Subsidiary, as applicable, seeks to obtain financing provided under Section 364 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code or any similar provision of any other law related thereto (such financing, a “DIP Financing”), enter into, or agree to enter into any DIP Financing, without providing the Holder right of first refusal to provide all or any portion of such DIP Financing as the Holder may elect in its sole and absolute discretion.

 

4.2 Set-Off. This Note shall be subject to the set-off provisions set forth in the Purchase Agreement.

 

ARTICLE 5

 

5.1 Notices. Any and all notices or other communications or deliveries required or permitted to be provided hereunder shall be in writing and shall be deemed given and effective on the earliest of (a) the date of transmission, if such notice or communication is delivered via email at the email address specified in this Section prior to 5:00 p.m. (New York time) on a Business Day, (b) the next Business Day after the date of transmission, if such notice or communication is delivered via email at the email address specified in this Section on a day that is not a Business Day or later than 5:00 p.m. (New York time) on any date and earlier than 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on such date, (c) the Business Day following the date of mailing, if sent by U.S. nationally recognized overnight courier service, or (d) upon actual receipt by the party to whom such notice is required to be given. The addresses for such notices and communications shall be as set forth in the Purchase Agreement.

 

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5.2 Governing Law. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the Laws of the State of New York, without reference to principles of conflict of laws or choice of laws.

 

5.3 Headings. The headings herein are for convenience only, do not constitute a part of this Note and shall not be deemed to limit or affect any of the provisions hereof. The language used in this Note will be deemed to be the language chosen by the parties to express their mutual intent, and no rules of strict construction will be applied against any party. This Note shall be construed as if drafted jointly by the parties, and no presumption or burden of proof shall arise favoring or disfavoring any party by virtue of the authorship of any provisions of this Note.

 

5.4 Remedies, Characterizations, Other Obligations, Breaches and Injunctive Relief. The remedies provided in this Note shall be cumulative and in addition to all other remedies available under this Note, at law or in equity (including, without limitation, a decree of specific performance and/or other injunctive relief), no remedy contained herein shall be deemed a waiver of compliance with the provisions giving rise to such remedy and nothing herein shall limit the Holder’s right to pursue actual damages for any failure by the Maker to comply with the terms of this Note. 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 thereof and shall not, except as expressly provided herein, be subject to any other obligation of the Maker (or the performance thereof). The Maker acknowledges that a breach by it of its obligations hereunder will cause irreparable and material harm to the Holder and that the remedy at law for any such breach would be inadequate. Therefore, the Maker agrees that, in the event of any such breach or threatened breach, the Holder shall be entitled, in addition to all other available rights and remedies, at law or in equity, to equitable relief, including but not limited to an injunction restraining any such breach or threatened breach, without the necessity of showing economic loss and without any bond or other security being required.

 

5.5 Enforcement Expenses. The Maker agrees to pay all costs and expenses of enforcement of this Note, including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses.

 

5.6 Binding Effect. The obligations of the Maker and the Holder set forth herein shall be binding upon the successors and assigns of each such party, whether or not such successors or assigns are permitted by the terms herein.

 

5.7 Amendments; Waivers. No provision of this Note may be waived or amended except in a written instrument signed by the Company and the Holder. No waiver of any default with respect to any provision, condition or requirement of this Note shall be deemed to be a continuing waiver in the future or a waiver of any subsequent default or a waiver of any other provision, condition or requirement hereof, nor shall any delay or omission of either party to exercise any right hereunder in any manner impair the exercise of any such right.

 

5.8 Jurisdiction; Venue. Any action, proceeding or claim arising out of, or relating in any way to this Note shall be brought and enforced in the New York Supreme Court, County of New York, or in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. The Company and the Holder irrevocably submit to the jurisdiction of such courts, which jurisdiction shall be exclusive, and hereby waive any objection to such exclusive jurisdiction or that such courts represent an inconvenient forum. The prevailing party in any such action shall be entitled to recover its reasonable and documented attorneys’ fees and out-of-pocket expenses relating to such action or proceeding.

 

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5.9 Parties in Interest. This Note shall be binding upon, inure to the benefit of and be enforceable by the Maker, the Holder and their respective successors and permitted assigns.

 

5.10 Failure or Indulgence Not Waiver. No failure or delay on the part of the Holder in the exercise of any power, right or privilege hereunder shall operate as a waiver thereof, nor shall any single or partial exercise of any such power, right or privilege preclude other or further exercise thereof or of any other right, power or privilege.

 

5.11 Maker Waivers. Except as otherwise specifically provided herein, the Maker and all others that may become liable for all or any part of the obligations evidenced by this Note, hereby waive presentment, demand, notice of nonpayment, protest and all other demands and notices in connection with the delivery, acceptance, performance and enforcement of this Note, and do hereby consent to any number of renewals of extensions of the time or payment hereof and agree that any such renewals or extensions may be made without notice to any such persons and without affecting their liability herein and do further consent to the release of any person liable hereon, all without affecting the liability of the other persons, firms or Maker liable for the payment of this Note, AND DO HEREBY WAIVE TRIAL BY JURY.

 

(a) No delay or omission on the part of the Holder in exercising its rights under this Note, or course of conduct relating hereto, shall operate as a waiver of such rights or any other right of the Holder, nor shall any waiver by the Holder of any such right or rights on any one occasion be deemed a waiver of the same right or rights on any future occasion.

 

(b) THE MAKER ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THE TRANSACTION OF WHICH THIS NOTE IS A PART IS A COMMERCIAL TRANSACTION, AND TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED BY APPLICABLE LAW, HEREBY WAIVES ITS RIGHT TO NOTICE AND HEARING WITH RESPECT TO ANY PREJUDGMENT REMEDY WHICH THE HOLDER OR ITS SUCCESSORS OR ASSIGNS MAY DESIRE TO USE.

 

5.12 Definitions. Capitalized terms used herein and not defined shall have the meanings set forth in the Purchase Agreement. For the purposes hereof, the following terms shall have the following meanings:

 

(a) “Convertible Securities” means any securities convertible into or exercisable or exchangeable for, directly or indirectly, shares of Common Stock.

 

(b) “Common Stock Equivalents” means any rights or warrants or options to purchase any shares of Common Stock or Convertible Securities, other than rights or warrants or options to purchase any shares of Common Stock or Convertible Securities granted or issued under any Equity Plan.

 

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(c) “Indebtedness” means, with respect to the Maker or any Subsidiary: (a) all obligations for borrowed money; (b) all obligations evidenced by bonds, debentures, notes, or other similar instruments and all reimbursement or other obligations in respect of letters of credit, bankers acceptances, current swap agreements, interest rate hedging agreements, interest rate swaps, or other financial products; (c) all capital lease obligations that exceed $150,000 in the aggregate in any fiscal year; (d) all obligations or liabilities secured by a lien or encumbrance on any asset of the Maker or any Subsidiary, irrespective of whether such obligation or liability is assumed; (e) all obligations for the deferred purchase price of assets, together with trade debt and other accounts payable that exceed $150,000 in the aggregate in any fiscal year; (f) all synthetic leases; (g) any obligation guaranteeing or intended to guarantee (whether directly or indirectly guaranteed, endorsed, co-made, discounted or sold with recourse) any of the foregoing obligations of any other person; (h) trade debt; and (i) endorsements for collection or deposit.

 

(d) “Mandatory Default Amount” means an amount equal to one hundred ten percent (110%) of the Outstanding Principal Amount of this Note on the date on which the first Event of Default has occurred hereunder.

 

(e) “Market Capitalization” means, as of any date of determination, the product of (a) the number of issued and outstanding shares of Common Stock as of such date (exclusive of any shares of Common Stock issuable upon the exercise of options or warrants or conversion of any convertible securities), multiplied by (b) the closing price of the Common Stock on the Trading Market on the date of determination.

 

(f) “Outstanding Principal Amount” means, at the time of determination, the Principal Amount outstanding after giving effect to any adjustments, conversions or prepayments pursuant to the terms hereof.

 

(g) “Trading Day” means a day on which the Common Stock is traded on a Trading Market.

 

(h) “VWAP” means, as of any date, the price determined by the first of the following clauses that applies: (a) if the Common Stock is then listed or quoted on a Trading Market, the daily volume weighted average price of one share of Common Stock trading in the ordinary course of business on the applicable Trading Price for such date (or the nearest preceding date) on such Trading Market as reported by Bloomberg Financial L.P.; (b) if the Common Stock is not then listed on a Trading Market and if the Common Stock is traded in the over-the-counter market, as reported by the OTCQX or OTCQB markets, the volume weighted average price of one share of Common Stock for such date (or the nearest preceding date) on the OTCQX or OTCQB markets, as reported by Bloomberg Financial L.P.; (c) if the Common Stock is not then listed or quoted on a Trading Market or on the OTCQX or OTCBQ markets and if prices for the Common Stock are then reported in the “Pink Sheets” published by the OTC Markets Group (or a similar organization or agency succeeding to its functions of reporting prices), the most recent bid price of one share of Common Stock so reported, as reported by Bloomberg Financial L.P.; or (d) in all other cases, the fair market value of one share of Common Stock as determined by an independent appraiser selected in good faith by the Holder and reasonably acceptable to the Company.

 

[Signature Pages Follow]

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Maker has caused this Note to be duly executed by its duly authorized officer as of the date first above indicated.

 

  PARTS ID, INC.
   
  By:              
  Name: 
  Title:

 

 

 

 

EXHIBIT A

 

WIRE INSTRUCTIONS

 

 

 

 

EXHIBIT B

 

FORM OF CONVERSION NOTICE

 

(To be Executed by the Registered Holder in order to Convert the Note)

 

The undersigned hereby irrevocably elects to convert $ ________________ of the principal amount of the above Note No. ___ into shares of Common Stock of PARTS iD, Inc. (the “Maker”) according to the conditions hereof, as of the date written below.

 

Date of Conversion:

 

Conversion Price:

 

Number of shares of Common Stock beneficially owned or deemed beneficially owned by the Holder on the Conversion Date:

 

 [HOLDER]
   
 By:                
 Name:  
 Title: 
   
 Address:

 

 

 

 

Exhibit 10.3

 

THIS WARRANT HAS NOT 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.

 

The number of shares of common stock issuable upon exercise of this warrant may be MORE OR less than the amounts set forth on the face hereof.

 

This Warrant is issued pursuant to that certain Securities Purchase Agreement dated July 14, 2023 by and between the Company and the Holder (as defined below) (the “Purchase Agreement”). Receipt of this Warrant by the Holder shall constitute acceptance and agreement to all of the terms contained herein.

 

No.

 

PARTS ID, INC.

 

COMMON STOCK PURCHASE WARRANT

 

PARTS iD, Inc., a Delaware corporation (together with any corporation which shall succeed to or assume the obligations of PARTS iD, Inc. hereunder, the “Company”), hereby certifies that, for value received, Lind Global Fund II LP, a Delaware limited partnership (the “Holder”), is entitled, subject to the terms set forth below, to purchase from the Company at any time during the Exercise Period (as defined in Section 9) up to Twelve Million Eight Hundred Thirty Seven Thousand Eight Hundred Thirty Eight (12,837,838) fully paid and non-assessable shares of Common Stock, at a purchase price per share equal to the Exercise Price (as defined in Section 9). The number of shares of Common Stock for which this Common Stock Purchase Warrant (this “Warrant”) is exercisable and the Exercise Price are subject to adjustment as provided herein.

 

1. DEFINITIONS. Certain terms are used in this Warrant as specifically defined in Section 9. Capitalized terms used and not otherwise defined herein shall have the meanings set forth for such terms in the Purchase Agreement.

 

2. EXERCISE OF WARRANT.

 

2.1. Exercise. This Warrant may be exercised prior to its expiration hereof by the Holder at any time or from time to time during the Exercise Period, by submitting the form of subscription attached hereto (the “Exercise Notice”) duly executed by the Holder, to the Company at its principal office, indicating whether the Holder is electing to purchase a specified number of shares by paying the Aggregate Exercise Price as provided in Section 2.2 or is electing to exercise this Warrant as to a specified number of shares pursuant to the cashless exercise provisions of Section 2.3. On or before the first Trading Day following the date on which the Company has received the Exercise Notice, the Company shall transmit by electronic mail an acknowledgement of confirmation of receipt of the Exercise Notice. Subject to Section 2.4, this Warrant shall be deemed exercised for all purposes as of the close of business on the day on which the Holder has delivered the Exercise Notice to the Company. The Aggregate Exercise Price, if any, shall be paid by wire transfer to the Company within five (5) Business Days of the date of exercise and prior to the time the Company issues the certificates evidencing the shares issuable upon such exercise. In the event this Warrant is not exercised in full, the Company may, at its expense, require the Holder, after such partial exercise, to promptly return this Warrant to the Company and the Company will forthwith issue and deliver to or upon the order of the Holder a new Warrant or Warrants of like tenor, in the name of the Holder or as the Holder (upon payment by the Holder of any applicable transfer taxes) may request, calling in the aggregate on the face or faces thereof for the number of shares of Common Stock equal (without giving effect to any adjustment therein) to the number of such shares called for on the face of this Warrant minus the number of such shares (without giving effect to any adjustment therein) for which this Warrant shall have been exercised.

 

 

 

 

2.2. Payment of Exercise Price by Wire Transfer. If the Holder elects to purchase a specified number of shares by paying the Aggregate Exercise Price, the Holder shall pay such amount by wire transfer of immediately available funds to the account designated by the Company in its acknowledgement of receipt of such Exercise Notice pursuant to Section 2.1.

 

2.3. Cashless Exercise. If a registration statement covering the shares of Common Stock that are the subject of the Notice of Exercise (the “Unavailable Warrant Shares”) is not available for the resale of such Unavailable Warrant Shares to the public or upon exercise of this Warrant in connection with a Fundamental Transaction, the Holder may elect to exercise this Warrant by receiving shares of Common Stock equal to the number of shares determined pursuant to the following formula:

 

X = Y (A - B)

A

where,

 

X =the number of shares of Common Stock to be issued to Holder;

 

Y =the number of shares of Common Stock as to which this Warrant is to be exercised (as indicated on the Exercise Notice);

 

A =VWAP for the Trading Day immediately preceding the date of exercise; and

 

B =the Exercise Price.

 

This Warrant will be exercised pursuant to this Section 2.3 automatically and without further action by any Person immediately prior to the time at which it expires in accordance with Section 2.5.

 

2.4. Antitrust Notification. If the Holder determines, in its sole judgment upon the advice of counsel, that the issuance of any Warrant Shares pursuant to the terms hereof would be subject to the provisions of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (the “HSR Act”), the Company shall file as soon as practicable after the date on which the Company receives notice from the Holder of the applicability of the HSR Act and a request to so file with the United States Federal Trade Commission and the United States Department of Justice the notification and report form required to be filed by it pursuant to the HSR Act in connection with such issuance.

 

2.5. Termination. This Warrant shall terminate upon the earlier to occur of (i) exercise in full or (ii) the expiration of the Exercise Period.

 

3. REGISTRATION RIGHTS. The Holder of this Warrant has certain rights to require the Company to register its resale of the Warrant Shares under the 1933 Act and any blue sky or securities laws of any jurisdictions within the United States at the time and in the manner specified in the Purchase Agreement.

 

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4. DELIVERY OF STOCK CERTIFICATES ON EXERCISE.

 

4.1. Delivery of Exercise Shares. As soon as practicable after any exercise of this Warrant and in any event within one (1) Trading Day thereafter (such date, the “Exercise Share Delivery Date”), the Company shall, at its expense (including the payment by it of any applicable issue or stamp taxes), cause to be issued in the name of and delivered to the Holder, or as the Holder may direct, a certificate or certificates evidencing the number of fully paid and non-assessable shares of Common Stock (which number shall be rounded down to the nearest whole share in the event any fractional share may otherwise be issuable upon such exercise and the Company shall pay a cash adjustment to the Holder in respect of such final fraction in an amount equal to such fraction multiplied by the Exercise Price) to which the Holder shall be entitled on such exercise, in such denominations as may be requested by the Holder, which certificate or certificates shall be free of restrictive and trading legends (except for any such legends as may be required under the 1933 Act). In lieu of delivering physical certificates for the shares of Common Stock issuable upon any exercise of this Warrant, provided the Warrant Shares are not restricted securities and the Company’s transfer agent is participating in the Depository Trust Company (“DTC”) Fast Automated Securities Transfer program or a similar program, upon request of the Holder, the Company shall cause its transfer agent to electronically transmit such shares of Common Stock issuable upon exercise of this Warrant to the Holder (or its designee), by crediting the account of the Holder’s (or such designee’s) broker with DTC through its Deposit Withdrawal Agent Commission system (provided that the same time periods herein as for stock certificates shall apply) as instructed by the Holder (or its designee).

 

4.2. Compensation for Buy-In on Failure to Timely Deliver Exercise Shares. In addition to any other rights available to the Holder, if the Company fails to cause its transfer agent to transmit to the Holder Exercise Shares pursuant to an exercise on or before the Exercise Share Delivery Date, and if after such date the Holder is required by its broker 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 Exercise Shares which the Holder anticipated receiving upon such exercise (a “Buy-In”), then the Company shall (a) pay in cash to the Holder the amount, if any, by which (x) the Holder’s total purchase price (including brokerage commissions, if any) for the shares of Common Stock so purchased exceeds (y) the amount obtained by multiplying (1) the number of Exercise Shares that the Company was required to deliver to the Holder in connection with the exercise at issue times (2) the price at which the sell order giving rise to such purchase obligation was executed, and (b) at the option of the Holder, either reinstate the portion of the Warrant and equivalent number of Exercise Shares for which such exercise was not honored (in which case such exercise shall be deemed rescinded) or deliver to the Holder the number of shares of Common Stock that would have been issued had the Company timely complied with its exercise and delivery obligations hereunder. 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 exercise of shares of Common Stock with an aggregate sale price giving rise to such purchase obligation 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 evidence of the amount of such loss. Nothing herein shall limit a Holder’s right to pursue a decree of specific performance and/or injunctive relief with respect to the Company’s failure to timely deliver shares of Common Stock upon exercise of the Warrant as required pursuant to the terms hereof.

 

4.3. Charges, Taxes and Expenses. Issuance of Exercise Shares shall be made without charge to the Holder for any issue or transfer tax or other incidental expense in respect of the issuance of such Exercise Shares, all of which taxes and expenses shall be paid by the Company, and such Exercise Shares shall be issued in the name of the Holder or in such name or names as may be directed by the Holder; providedhowever, that in the event Exercise Shares are to be issued in a name other than the name of the Holder, this Warrant when surrendered for exercise shall be accompanied by the Assignment Form attached hereto (the “Assignment Form”) duly executed by the Holder and the Company may require, as a condition thereto, the payment of a sum sufficient to reimburse it for any transfer tax incidental thereto.

 

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5. CERTAIN ADJUSTMENT.

 

5.1. Stock Dividends and Splits. If the Company, at any time while this Warrant is outstanding: (a) pays a stock dividend or otherwise makes a distribution or distributions on shares of Common Stock or any other equity or equity equivalent securities payable in shares of Common Stock (which, for avoidance of doubt, shall not include any shares of Common Stock issued by the Company upon exercise of this Warrant), (b) subdivides (including by way of share split) outstanding shares of Common Stock into a larger number of shares, (c) combines (including by way of reverse stock split) outstanding shares of Common Stock into a smaller number of shares, or (d) issues by reclassification of shares of Common Stock any shares of capital stock of the Company, then in each case the Exercise Price shall be multiplied by a fraction of which the numerator shall be the number of shares of Common Stock (excluding treasury shares, if any) outstanding immediately before such event and of which the denominator shall be the number of shares of Common Stock outstanding immediately after such event and the number of shares issuable upon exercise of this Warrant shall be proportionately adjusted such that the aggregate Exercise Price of this Warrant shall remain unchanged. Any adjustment made pursuant to this Section 5.1 shall become effective immediately after the record date for the determination of stockholders entitled to receive such dividend or distribution and shall become effective immediately after the effective date in the case of a subdivision, combination or re-classification.

 

5.2 Pro Rata Distributions. During such time as this Warrant is outstanding, if the Company shall declare or make any dividend or other distribution of its assets (or rights to acquire its assets) to holders of shares of Common Stock, by way of return of capital or otherwise (including, without limitation, any distribution of cash, stock or other securities, property or options by way of a dividend, spin off, reclassification, corporate rearrangement, scheme of arrangement or other similar transaction) (a “Distribution”), at any time after the issuance of this Warrant, then, in each such case, the Holder shall be entitled to participate in such Distribution to the same extent that the Holder would have participated therein if the Holder had held the number of shares of Common Stock acquirable upon complete exercise of this Warrant (without regard to any limitations on exercise hereof, including without limitation, the Beneficial Ownership Limitation) immediately before the date of which a record is taken for such Distribution, 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 participation in such Distribution (provided, however, that, to the extent that the Holder’s right to participate in any such Distribution would result in the Holder exceeding the beneficial ownership limitation provided for in Section 10, then the Holder shall not be entitled to participate in such Distribution to such extent (or in the beneficial ownership of any shares of Common Stock as a result of such Distribution to such extent) and the portion of such Distribution shall be held in abeyance for the benefit of the Holder until such time, if ever, as its right thereto would not result in the Holder exceeding the beneficial ownership limitation).

 

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5.3 Fundamental Transaction. If, at any time while this Warrant is outstanding, (a) the Company, directly or indirectly, in one or more related transactions effects any merger or consolidation of the Company with or into another Person, (b) the Company or any Subsidiary, 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, (c) 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 or 50% or more of the voting power of the common equity of the Company, (d) 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, or (e) 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, merger or scheme of arrangement) with another Person or group of Persons whereby such other Person or group acquires 50% or more of the outstanding shares of Common Stock or 50% or more of the voting power of the common equity of the Company (each a “Fundamental Transaction”), then, upon any subsequent exercise of this Warrant, the Holder shall have the right to receive, for each Warrant Share that would have been issuable upon such exercise immediately prior to the occurrence of such Fundamental Transaction, at the option of the Holder (without regard to any limitation in Section 10 on the exercise of this Warrant), 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 Warrant is exercisable immediately prior to such Fundamental Transaction (without regard to any limitation in Section 10 on the exercise of this Warrant). For purposes of any such exercise, the determination of the Exercise Price shall be appropriately adjusted to apply to such Alternate Consideration based on the amount of Alternate Consideration issuable in respect of one share of Common Stock in such Fundamental Transaction, and the Company shall apportion the Exercise Price among the Alternate Consideration in a reasonable manner reflecting the relative value of any different components of the Alternate Consideration. If holders of Common Stock are given any choice as to the securities, cash or property to be received in a Fundamental Transaction, then the Holder shall be given the same choice as to the Alternate Consideration it receives upon any exercise of this Warrant following such Fundamental Transaction. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, in the event of a Fundamental Transaction, the Company or any Successor Entity (as defined below) shall, at the Holder’s option, exercisable at any time concurrently with, or within 30 days after, the consummation of the Fundamental Transaction (or, if later, the date of the public announcement of the applicable Fundamental Transaction), purchase this Warrant from the Holder by paying to the Holder an amount of cash equal to the Black Scholes Value (as defined below) of the remaining unexercised portion of this Warrant on the date of the consummation of such Fundamental Transaction; provided, however, that, if the Fundamental Transaction is not within the Company’s control, including not approved by the Company’s Board of Directors, Holder shall only be entitled to receive from the Company or any Successor Entity the same type or form of consideration (and in the same proportion), at the Black Scholes Value of the unexercised portion of this Warrant, that is being offered and paid to the holders of Common Stock of the Company in connection with the Fundamental Transaction, whether that consideration be in the form of cash, stock or any combination thereof, or whether the holders of Common Stock are given the choice to receive from among alternative forms of consideration in connection with the Fundamental Transaction; provided, further, that if holders of Common Stock of the Company are not offered or paid any consideration in such Fundamental Transaction, such holders of Common Stock will be deemed to have received common stock of the Successor Entity (which Entity may be the Company following such Fundamental Transaction) in such Fundamental Transaction. “Black Scholes Value” means the value of this Warrant based on the Black Scholes Option Pricing Model obtained from the “OV” function on Bloomberg determined as of the day of consummation of the applicable Fundamental Transaction for pricing purposes and reflecting (A) a risk-free interest rate corresponding to the U.S. Treasury rate for a period equal to the time between the date of the public announcement of the applicable contemplated Fundamental Transaction and the last day of the Exercise Period (the “Termination Date”), (B) an expected volatility equal to the 100 day volatility obtained from the HVT function on Bloomberg (determined utilizing a 365-day annualization factor) as of the Trading Day immediately following the public announcement of the applicable contemplated Fundamental Transaction, (C) the underlying price per share used in such calculation shall be the highest VWAP during the period beginning on the Trading Day immediately preceding the announcement of the applicable contemplated Fundamental Transaction (or the consummation of the applicable Fundamental Transaction, if earlier) and ending on the Trading Day of the Holder’s request pursuant to this Section 5.3 and (D) a remaining option time equal to the time between the date of the public announcement of the applicable contemplated Fundamental Transaction and the Termination Date and (E) a zero cost of borrow. The payment of the Black Scholes Value will be made by wire transfer of immediately available funds (or such other consideration) within five (5) Trading Days of the Holder’s election (or, if later, on the effective date of the 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 Warrant and the other Transaction Documents in accordance with the provisions of this Section 5.3 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, deliver to the Holder in exchange for this Warrant a security of the Successor Entity evidenced by a written instrument substantially similar in form and substance to this Warrant which is exercisable 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 exercise of this Warrant (without regard to any limitations on the exercise of this Warrant) prior to such Fundamental Transaction, and with an exercise price which applies the exercise 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 exercise price being for the purpose of protecting the economic value of this Warrant 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 Warrant 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 Warrant and the other Transaction Documents with the same effect as if such Successor Entity had been named as the Company herein.

 

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5.4 Adjustments to Exercise Price Upon Issuance of Common Stock. In the event the Company shall at any time or from time to time after the First Closing Date (but whether before or after the Issue Date) issue or sell any additional shares of Common Stock or Common Stock Equivalents (“Additional Shares of Common Stock”), other than Exempted Securities, at an effective price per share (or issuable, convertible or exercisable at a price per share) that is less than the Exercise Price then in effect or without consideration (a “Dilutive Issuance”), then automatically and without further action by any Person the Exercise Price upon each such issuance shall be reduced to a price equal to the consideration per share paid for such Additional Shares of Common Stock (the “Base Share Price”). For purposes of clarification, the amount of consideration received for such Additional Shares of Common Stock shall not include the value of any additional securities or other rights received in connection with such issuance of Additional Shares of Common Stock (i.e., warrants, rights of first refusal or other similar rights). The Company shall notify the Holder, in writing, no later than the Trading Day following the issuance or deemed issuance of any Additional Shares of Common Stock subject to this Section 5.4, indicating therein the applicable issuance price, or applicable reset price, exchange price, conversion price and other pricing terms (such notice, the “Dilutive Issuance Notice”). For purposes of clarification, whether or not the Company provides a Dilutive Issuance Notice pursuant to this Section 5.4, upon the occurrence of any Dilutive Issuance, the Holder is entitled to receive a number of Warrant Shares based upon the Base Share Price regardless of whether the Holder accurately refers to the Base Share Price in the Notice of Exercise. If the Company enters into a Variable Rate Transaction, the Company shall be deemed to have issued Common Stock or Common Stock Equivalents at the lowest possible price, conversion price or exercise price at which such securities may be issued, converted or exercised.

 

5.5 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 treasury shares, if any) issued and outstanding at the close of the Trading Day on or, if not applicable, most recently preceding, such given date.

 

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5.6 Notice to Holder.

 

(a) Adjustment to Exercise Price or number of Warrant Shares. Whenever the Exercise Price or number of Warrant Shares is adjusted pursuant to any provision of this Section 5, the Company shall promptly mail to the Holder a notice setting forth the Exercise Price or number of Warrant Shares, as applicable, after such adjustment and setting forth a brief statement of the facts requiring such adjustment.

 

(b) Notice to Allow Exercise by Holder. If (i) the Company shall declare a dividend (or any other distribution in whatever form) on the Common Stock; (ii) the Company shall declare a special nonrecurring cash dividend on or a redemption of the Common Stock; (iii) the Company shall authorize the granting to all holders of the Common Stock rights or warrants to subscribe for or purchase any shares of capital stock of any class or of any rights; (iv) 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, of any compulsory share exchange whereby the Common Stock is converted into other securities, cash or property; or (v) the Company shall authorize the voluntary or involuntary dissolution, liquidation or winding up of the affairs of the Company; then, in each case, the Company shall cause to be mailed to the Holder at its last address as it shall appear upon the Warrant Register of the Company, at least 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 mail such notice or any defect therein or in the mailing thereof shall not affect the validity of the corporate action required to be specified in such notice. Subject to applicable law, the Holder is entitled to exercise this Warrant during the period commencing on the date of such notice to the effective date of the event triggering such notice. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the delivery of the notice described in this Section 5.6 is not intended to and shall not bestow upon the Holder any voting rights whatsoever with respect to outstanding unexercised Warrants.

 

6. NO IMPAIRMENT. The Company will not, by amendment of the Organizational Documents or through any reorganization, transfer of assets, consolidation, merger, dissolution, issue or sale of securities or any other voluntary action, avoid or seek to avoid the observance or performance of any of the terms of this Warrant, but will at all times in good faith assist in the carrying out of all such terms and in taking all such action as may be necessary or appropriate in order to protect the rights of the Holder against impairment. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Company (a) will not increase the par value of any shares of Common Stock receivable on the exercise of this Warrant above the amount payable therefor on such exercise and (b) will take all such action as may be necessary or appropriate in order that the Company may validly and legally issue fully paid and non-assessable shares of stock on the exercise of this Warrant from time to time outstanding.

 

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7. NOTICES OF RECORD DATE. In the event of:

 

(a) any taking by the Company of a record of the holders of any class of securities for the purpose of determining the holders thereof who are entitled to receive any dividend or other distribution, or any right to subscribe for, purchase or otherwise acquire any shares of stock of any class or any other securities or property, or to receive any other right;

 

(b) any capital reorganization of the Company, any reclassification or recapitalization of the capital stock of the Company or any transfer of all or substantially all the assets of the Company to or any consolidation or merger of the Company with or into any other Person or any other Change of Control; or

 

(c) any voluntary or involuntary dissolution, liquidation or winding-up of the Company;

 

then, and in each such event, the Company will mail or cause to be mailed to the Holder a notice specifying (i) the date on which any such record is to be taken for the purpose of such dividend, distribution or right, and stating the amount and character of such dividend, distribution or right, or (ii) the date on which any such reorganization, reclassification, recapitalization, transfer, consolidation, merger, dissolution, liquidation or winding-up is anticipated to take place, and the time, if any is to be fixed, as of which the holders of record of Common Stock shall be entitled to exchange their shares of Common Stock for securities or other property deliverable on such reorganization, reclassification, recapitalization, transfer, consolidation, merger, dissolution, liquidation or winding-up. Such notice shall be mailed at least fifteen (15) days prior to the date specified in such notice on which any such action is to be taken.

 

8. RESERVATION OF STOCK ISSUABLE ON EXERCISE OF WARRANT; REGULATORY COMPLIANCE; PROHIBITED TRANSACTIONS.

 

8.1. Reservation of Stock Issuable on Exercise of Warrant. The Company shall at all times while this Warrant shall be outstanding, reserve and keep available out of its authorized but unissued Common Stock, such number of shares of Common Stock as shall from time to time be sufficient to effect the exercise of all or any portion of the Warrant Shares (disregarding for this purpose any and all limitations of any kind on such exercise). The Company shall, from time to time in accordance with the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware, increase the authorized number of shares of Common Stock or take other effective action if at any time the unissued number of authorized shares shall not be sufficient to satisfy the Company’s obligations under this Section 8.

 

8.2. Regulatory Compliance. If any shares of Common Stock to be reserved for the purpose of exercise of the Warrant Shares require registration or listing with or approval of any Governmental Authority, stock exchange or other regulatory body under any federal or state law or regulation or otherwise before such shares may be validly issued or delivered upon exercise, the Company shall, at its sole cost and expense, in good faith and as expeditiously as possible, secure such registration, listing or approval, as the case may be.

 

8.3 Prohibited Transactions. The Company hereby covenants and agrees not to enter into any Prohibited Transactions while this Warrant is outstanding.

 

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9. DEFINITIONS. As used herein the following terms, unless the context otherwise requires, have the following respective meanings:

 

Aggregate Exercise Pricemeans, in connection with the exercise of this Warrant at any time, an amount equal to the product obtained by multiplying (i) the Exercise Price times (ii) the number of shares of Common Stock for which this Warrant is being exercised at such time.

 

Change of Control” has the meaning set forth in the Purchase Agreement.

 

Convertible Securities” means any debt, equity or other securities that are, directly or indirectly, convertible into or exchangeable for Common Stock.

 

Exercise Period” means the period commencing on the Issue Date and ending 11:59 P.M. (New York City time) on the date that is sixty (60) months from the Issue Date or earlier closing of a Fundamental Transaction (other than a Fundamental Transaction of the type described in clause (d) of the definition thereof resulting in the conversion into or exchange for another security of the Company).

 

Exercise Price” means $0.50 per share, as may be adjusted pursuant to the terms hereof.

 

Exercise Shares” means the shares of Common Stock for which this Warrant is then being exercised.

 

Fair Market Value” means, with respect to any security or other property, the fair market value of such security or other property as determined by the Company’s Board of Directors, acting in good faith.

 

Governmental Authority” means the government of the United States or any other nation, or of any political subdivision thereof, whether state or local, and any agency, authority, instrumentality, regulatory body, court, central bank or other entity exercising executive, legislative, judicial, taxing, regulatory or administrative powers or functions of or pertaining to government (including any supra-national bodies such as the European Union or the European Central Bank).

 

Issue Date” means July 14, 2023.

 

Notemeans the senior secured convertible promissory note issued by the Company to the Holder pursuant to the Purchase Agreement.

 

Personmeans an individual or corporation, partnership, trust, incorporated or unincorporated association, joint venture, limited liability company, joint stock company, government (or an agency or subdivision thereof) or other entity of any kind.

 

Subsidiary” means, as of any time of determination and with respect to any Person, any United States corporation, partnership, limited liability company or limited liability partnership, all of the stock (or other equity interest) of every class of which, except directors’ qualifying shares (or any equivalent), shall, at such time, be owned by such Person either directly or through Subsidiaries and of which such Person or a Subsidiary shall have 100% control thereof, except directors’ qualifying shares. Unless the context otherwise clearly requires, any reference to a “Subsidiary” is a reference to a Subsidiary of the Company.

 

Trading Day” means a day on which the Common Stock is traded on a Trading Market.

 

Trading Market” means whichever of the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE: Amex Exchange, or the Nasdaq Stock Market (including the Nasdaq Capital Market), on which the Common Stock is listed or quoted for trading on the date in question.

 

Variable Rate Transaction” means a transaction in which the Company (A) issues or sells any debt or equity securities that are convertible into, exchangeable or exercisable for, or include the right to receive, additional shares of Common Stock either (x) at a conversion price, exercise price or exchange rate or other price that is based upon, and/or varies with, the trading prices of or quotations for the Common Stock at any time after the initial issuance of such debt or equity securities or (y) with a conversion, exercise or exchange price that is subject to being reset at some future date after the initial issuance of such debt or equity security or upon the occurrence of specified or contingent events directly or indirectly related to the business of the Company or the market for the Common Stock or (B) enters into, or effects a transaction under, any agreement, including, but not limited to, an equity line of credit, whereby the Company may issue securities at a future determined price.

 

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VWAP” means, as of any date, the price determined by the first of the following clauses that applies: (a) if the Common Stock is then listed or quoted on a Trading Market, the daily volume weighted average price of one share of Common Stock trading in the ordinary course of business on the applicable Trading Price for such date (or the nearest preceding date) on such Trading Market as reported by Bloomberg Financial L.P.; (b) if the Common Stock is not then listed on a Trading Market and if the Common Stock is traded in the over-the-counter market, as reported by the OTC Bulletin Board, the volume weighted average price of one share of Common Stock for such date (or the nearest preceding date) on the OTC Bulletin Board, as reported by Bloomberg Financial L.P.; (c) if the Common Stock is not then listed or quoted on the OTC Bulletin Board and if prices for the Common Stock are then reported in the “Pink Sheets” published by the Pink OTC Markets Inc. (or a similar organization or agency succeeding to its functions of reporting prices), the most recent bid price of one share of Common Stock so reported, as reported by Bloomberg Financial L.P.; or (d) in all other cases, the fair market value of one share of Common Stock as determined by an independent appraiser selected in good faith by the Holder and reasonably acceptable to the Company (in each case rounded to four decimal places).

 

Warrant Sharesmeans collectively the shares of Common Stock of the Company issuable upon exercise of the Warrant in accordance with its terms, as such number may be adjusted pursuant to the provisions thereof.

 

10. LIMITATION ON BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, the Holder shall not be entitled to receive shares of Common Stock or other securities (together with Common Stock, “Equity Interests”) upon exercise of this Warrant to the extent (but only to the extent) that such exercise or receipt would cause the Holder Group to become, directly or indirectly, a “beneficial owner” (within the meaning of Section 13(d) of the 1934 Act and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder) of a number of Equity Interests of a class that is registered under the 1934 Act which exceeds the Maximum Percentage (as defined in the Purchase Agreement) of the Equity Interests of such class that are outstanding at such time. Any purported delivery of Equity Interests in connection with the exercise of the Warrant prior to the termination of this restriction in accordance herewith shall be void and have no effect to the extent (but only to the extent) that such delivery would result in the Holder Group becoming the beneficial owner of more than the Maximum Percentage of the Equity Interests of a class that is registered under the 1934 Act that is outstanding at such time. If any delivery of Equity Interests owed to the Holder following exercise of this Warrant is not made, in whole or in part, as a result of this limitation, the Company’s obligation to make such delivery shall not be extinguished and the Company shall deliver such Equity Interests as promptly as practicable after the Holder gives notice to the Company that such delivery would not result in such limitation being triggered or upon termination of the restriction in accordance with the terms hereof. To the extent limitations contained in this Section 10 apply, the determination of whether this Warrant is exercisable and of which portion of this Warrant is exercisable shall be the sole responsibility and in the sole determination of the Holder, and the submission of an Exercise Notice shall be deemed to constitute the Holder’s determination that the issuance of the full number of Warrant Shares requested in the Exercise Notice is permitted hereunder, and neither the Company nor any Warrant agent shall have any obligation to verify or confirm the accuracy of such determination. For purposes of this Section 10, (i) the term “Maximum Percentage” shall have the definition set forth in the Purchase Agreement; and (ii) the term “Holder Group” shall mean the Holder plus any other Person with which the Holder is considered to be part of a group under Section 13 of the 1934 Act or with which the Holder otherwise files reports under Sections 13 and/or 16 of the 1934 Act. In determining the number of Equity Interests of a particular class outstanding at any point in time, the Holder may rely on the number of outstanding Equity Interests of such class as reflected in (x) the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, as the case may be, (y) a more recent public announcement by the Company or (z) a more recent notice by the Company or its transfer agent to the Holder setting forth the number of Equity Interests of such class then outstanding. For any reason at any time, upon written or oral request of the Holder, the Company shall, within one (1) Trading Day of such request, confirm orally and in writing to the Holder the number of Equity Interests of any class then outstanding. The provisions of this Section 10 shall be construed, corrected and implemented in a manner so as to effectuate the intended beneficial ownership limitation herein contained.

 

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11. REGISTRATION AND TRANSFER OF WARRANT.

 

11.1. Registration of Warrant. The Company shall register and record transfers, exchanges, reissuances and cancellations of this Warrant, upon the records to be maintained by the Company for that purpose, in the name of the record holder hereof from time to time. The Company may deem and treat the registered holder of this Warrant as the absolute owner hereof for the purpose of any exercise hereof or any distribution to the Holder, and for all other purposes, absent actual notice to the contrary. The Company shall be entitled to rely, and held harmless in acting or refraining from acting in reliance upon, any notices, instructions or documents it believes in good faith to be from an authorized representative of the Holder.

 

11.2 Transferability. This Warrant and all rights hereunder (including, without limitation, any registration rights) are transferable, in whole or in part, upon surrender of this Warrant at the principal office of the Company or its designated agent, together with a written assignment of this Warrant substantially in the form of assignment (the “Assignment Notice”) attached hereto duly executed by the Holder or its agent or attorney. The Company may require the transferor thereof to provide to the Company an opinion of counsel selected by the transferor, the form and substance of which opinion shall be reasonably satisfactory to the Company, to the effect that such transfer does not require registration of the transferred Warrant under the 1933 Act. Upon such surrender, the Company shall execute and deliver a new Warrant or Warrants in the name of the assignee or assignees, as applicable, and in the denomination or denominations specified in such Assignment Notice, and shall issue to the assignor a new Warrant evidencing the portion of this Warrant not so assigned, and this Warrant shall promptly be cancelled. This Warrant, if properly assigned in accordance herewith, may be exercised by a new holder for the purchase of Exercise Shares without having a new Warrant issued.

 

11.3. New Warrants. This Warrant may be divided or combined with other Warrants upon presentation hereof at the aforesaid office of the Company, together with a written notice specifying the names and denominations in which new Warrants are to be issued, signed by the Holder or its agent or attorney. Subject to compliance with Section 11.2, as to any transfer which may be involved in such division or combination, the Company shall execute and deliver a new Warrant or Warrants in exchange for this Warrant or Warrants to be divided or combined in accordance with such notice. All Warrants issued on transfers or exchanges shall be dated the original Issue Date and shall be identical with this Warrant except as to the number of Exercise Shares issuable pursuant thereto.

 

12. LOSS, THEFT, DESTRUCTION OR MUTILATION OF WARRANT. The Company covenants that upon receipt by the Company of evidence reasonably satisfactory to it of the loss, theft, destruction or mutilation of this Warrant or any stock certificate relating to the Exercise Shares, and in case of loss, theft or destruction, of indemnity or security reasonably satisfactory to it (which, in the case of this Warrant, shall not include the posting of any bond), and upon surrender and cancellation of such Warrant or stock certificate, if mutilated, the Company will make and deliver a new Warrant or stock certificate of like tenor and dated as of such cancellation, in lieu of such Warrant or share certificate.

 

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13. REMEDIES. The Company stipulates that the remedies at law of the Holder in the event of any default or threatened default by the Company in the performance of or compliance with any of the terms of this Warrant are not and will not be adequate, and that such terms may be specifically enforced by a decree for the specific performance of any agreement contained herein or by an injunction against a violation of any of the terms hereof or otherwise.

 

14. DIVIDENDS AND DISTRIBUTIONS. With respect to the Exercise Shares, the Holder shall be entitled to receive, on the same basis as holders of Common Stock, any dividends paid or distributions on Common Stock as if this Warrant were exercised for shares of Common Stock (without regard to limitations on exercise) immediately prior to the record date for such dividend or distribution.

 

15. NOTICES. All notices, requests, demands and other communications that are required or may be given pursuant to the terms of this Warrant shall be in writing and shall be deemed delivered (i) on the date of delivery when delivered by hand on a Business Day during normal business hours or, if delivered on a day that is not a Business Day or after normal business hours, then on the next Business Day, (ii) on the date of transmission when sent by facsimile transmission or email during normal business hours on a Business Day with telephone confirmation of receipt or, if transmitted on a day that is not a Business Day or after normal business hours, then on the next Business Day, or (iii) on the second Business Day after the date of dispatch when sent by a reputable courier service that maintains records of receipt. The addresses for notice shall be as set forth in the Purchase Agreement.

 

16. CONSENT TO AMENDMENTS. Any term of this Warrant may be amended, and the Company may take any action herein prohibited, or compliance therewith may be waived, only if the Company shall have obtained the written consent (and not without such written consent) to such amendment, action or waiver from the Holder. No course of dealing between the Company and the Holder nor any delay in exercising any rights hereunder shall operate as a waiver of any rights of the Holder.

 

17. MISCELLANEOUS. In case any provision of this Warrant shall be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, or partially invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the provision shall be enforced to the extent, if any, that it may legally be enforced and the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not in any way be affected or impaired thereby. If any provision of this Warrant is found to conflict with the Purchase Agreement, the provisions of this Warrant shall prevail. If any provision of this Warrant is found to conflict with the Note, the provisions of the Note shall prevail. THIS WARRANT SHALL BE CONSTRUED AND ENFORCED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, AND THE RIGHTS OF THE PARTIES SHALL BE GOVERNED BY, THE INTERNAL LAW OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK EXCLUDING CHOICE-OF-LAW PRINCIPLES OF THE LAW OF SUCH STATE THAT WOULD PERMIT THE APPLICATION OF THE LAWS OF A JURISDICTION OTHER THAN SUCH STATE. The prevailing party in any such action shall be entitled to recover its reasonable and documented attorneys’ fees and out-of-pocket expenses relating to such action or proceeding. The headings in this Warrant are for purposes of reference only, and shall not limit or otherwise affect any of the terms hereof.

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Company has caused this Warrant to be executed by its duly authorized officer.

 

Dated as of July 14, 2023

 

  PARTS ID, INC.
     
  By:  
  Name:  
  Title:  

 

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FORM OF SUBSCRIPTION

 

(To be signed only on exercise
of Common Stock Purchase Warrant)

 

TO: PARTS iD, Inc.

 

1. The undersigned Holder of the attached Warrant hereby elects to exercise its purchase right under such Warrant to purchase shares of Common Stock of PARTS iD, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), as follows (check one or more, as applicable):

 

to exercise the Warrant to purchase __________ shares of Common Stock and to pay the Aggregate Exercise Price therefor by wire transfer of United States funds to the account of the Company, which transfer has been made prior to or as of the date of delivery of this Form of Subscription pursuant to the instructions of the Company;

 

and/or

 

to exercise the Warrant with respect to ____________ shares of Common Stock pursuant to the cashless exercise provisions specified in Section 2.3 of the Warrant.

 

2. In exercising this Warrant, the undersigned Holder hereby confirms and acknowledges that the shares of Common Stock are being acquired solely for the account of the undersigned and not as a nominee for any other party, and for investment, and that the undersigned shall not offer, sell or otherwise dispose of any such shares of Common Stock except under circumstances that will not result in a violation of the 1933 Act or any state securities laws. The undersigned hereby further confirms and acknowledges that it is an “accredited investor”, as that term is defined under the 1933 Act.

 

3. Please issue a stock certificate or certificates representing the appropriate number of shares of Common Stock in the name of the undersigned or in such other name(s) as is specified below:

 

  Name: ____________________________  
  Address: ____________________________  
    ____________________________  
    ____________________________  
  TIN: ____________________________  

 

______________________________________________ Dated:  ____________________

(Signature must conform exactly to name of
Holder as specified on the face of the Warrant)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FORM OF ASSIGNMENT

(To be signed only on transfer of Warrant)

 

For value received, the undersigned hereby sells, assigns, and transfers unto ________________ the right represented by the within Warrant to purchase              shares of Common Stock of PARTS iD, Inc., a Delaware corporation, to which the within Warrant relates, and appoints _________________ attorney to transfer such right on the books of PARTS iD, Inc., with full power of substitution in the premises.

 

 

  [insert name of Holder]
   
Dated:____________________________ By:____________________________
   
  Title:____________________________
   
  [insert address of Holder]
   
Signed in the presence of:  
   
________________________________________  

 

 

 

 

Exhibit 10.4

 

SECURITY AGREEMENT

 

SECURITY AGREEMENT (this “Agreement”), dated as of July 14, 2023, by and between PARTS iD, INC., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”) and LIND GLOBAL FUND II LP (the “Secured Party”).

 

WHEREAS, the Company (a) and the Secured Party have entered into that certain Securities Purchase Agreement dated as of the date hereof (as amended and in effect from time to time, the “SPA”) and (b) issued to the Secured Party that certain Senior Secured Convertible Promissory Note dated as of the date hereof (as amended and in effect from time to time, the “Note”); and

 

WHEREAS, it is a condition precedent to the obligations of the Secured Party to fund the Note under the SPA that the Company execute and deliver to the Secured Party a security agreement in substantially the form hereof; and

 

WHEREAS, the Company wishes to grant security interests in favor of the Secured Party as herein provided;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the promises contained herein and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the parties hereto agree as follows:

 

1. Definitions. All capitalized terms used herein without definitions shall have the respective meanings provided therefor in the SPA. All terms defined in the Uniform Commercial Code of the State (as hereinafter defined) and used herein shall have the same definitions herein as specified therein, however, if a term is defined in Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code of the State differently than in another Article of the Uniform Commercial Code of the State, the term has the meaning specified in Article 9, and the following terms shall have the following meanings:

 

Event of Default” means the occurrence of any “Event of Default” under and as defined in each of the SPA, the Note or any Supplemental Loan Document, or the failure of the Company or any Guarantor to comply with any term or covenant of any Transaction Document (including this Agreement) to which it is a party.

 

Existing Commercial Tort Claim” means the Company’s and the LLC Guarantor’s claims for trademark infringement against Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. pursuant to the lawsuit currently pending in the (i) United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and captioned as Onyx Enterprises Int’l, Corp v. Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., Civil Action Number 3:20-cv-09976-BRM-ZNQ and (ii) United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts and captioned as Onyx Enterprises International Corp. v. ID Parts LLC, Case No. 1:20cv-11253

 

Guarantors” means, collectively, each Person which provides a guarantee of all or any portion of the Obligations of the Borrower to the Secured Party, including, without limitation, Parts iD, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company.

 

 

 

Junior Notes” means, collectively, that (a) Junior Secured Convertible Promissory Note dated March 6, 2023 from the Company in favor of Limestone Edwin J. Rigaud in the original principal amount of $400,000; (b) Junior Secured Convertible Promissory Note dated March 6, 2023 from the Company in favor of Lev M. Peker in the original principal amount of $250,000; (c) Junior Secured Convertible Promissory Note dated March 6, 2023 from the Company in favor of Limestone Development Corporation in the original principal amount of $250,000; (d) Junior Secured Convertible Promissory Note dated March 6, 2023 from the Company in favor of 2642186 Ontario Inc. in the original principal amount of $2,000,000; (e) Unsecured Convertible Promissory Note dated May 22, 2023 from the Company in favor of Lev M. Peker in the original principal amount of $750,000; (f) Unsecured Convertible Promissory Note dated May 22, 2023 from the Company in favor of 2642185 Ontario Inc. in the original principal amount of $250,000; (g) Unsecured Convertible Promissory Note dated June 20, 2023 from the Company in favor of 2642185 Ontario Inc. in the original principal amount of $250,000; (h) Junior Secured Convertible Promissory Note dated July 10, 2023 from the Company in favor of Lev M. Peker in the original principal amount of $1,000,000; (i) Junior Secured Convertible Promissory Note dated July 10, 2023 from the Company in favor of 2642186 Ontario Inc. in the original principal amount of $1,000,000; and (j) Junior Secured Convertible Promissory Note dated July 10, 2023 from the Company in favor of Edwin J. Rigaud in the original principal amount of $250,000.

 

Junior Notes Subordination Agreement” means that certain subordination agreement dated as of the date hereof among the Secured Party and each holder of a Junior Note, such agreement to be on terms and conditions satisfactory to the Secured Party.

 

LLC Guarantor” means Parts iD, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company.

 

Lien” means any mortgage, charge, pledge, hypothecation, security interest, assignment by way of security, lien (statutory or otherwise), encumbrance, conditional sale agreement, capital lease, financing lease, deposit arrangement, title retention agreement, and any other agreement, trust or arrangement that in substance secures payment or performance of an obligation.

 

Obligations” means, collectively, all (a) debts, liabilities and obligations, present or future, direct or indirect, absolute or contingent, matured or unmatured, at any time due or accruing due and owing by or otherwise payable by the Company or any Guarantor to the Secured Party in any currency, under, in connection with or pursuant to the any Transaction Document (including, without limitation, the SPA, the Note, any Supplemental Loan Document or this Agreement), and whether incurred by the Company or any Guarantor alone or jointly with another or others and whether as principal, guarantor or surety and in whatever name or style and (b) expenses, costs and charges incurred by or on behalf of the Secured Party in connection with, and as contemplated by, any Transaction Document (including, without limitation, the SPA, the Note, any Supplemental Loan Document and this Agreement) or the Collateral, including all legal fees, court costs, receiver’s or agent’s remuneration and other expenses of taking possession of, repairing, protecting, insuring, preparing for disposition, realizing, collecting, selling, transferring, delivering or obtaining payment for the Collateral, and of taking, defending or participating in any action or proceeding in connection with any of the foregoing matters or otherwise in connection with the Secured Party’s interest in any Collateral, directly relating to the Secured Party’s rights under this Agreement or any other Transaction Document (including, without limitation, any enforcement of this Agreement or any other Transaction Document).

 

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Permitted Lien” means any of the following: (a) mechanics and materialman Liens and other statutory Liens (including Liens for taxes, fees, assessments and other governmental charges or levies) in respect of any amount (i) which is not at the time overdue or (ii) which may be overdue but the validity of which is being contested at the time in good faith by appropriate proceedings, in each case so long as the holder of such Lien has not taken any action to foreclose or otherwise exercise any remedies with respect to such Lien; (b) Liens securing the obligations of the Company under the Junior Notes described in clauses (a) – (d) and (h) – (j) of such definition, provided, only to the extent such Liens remain fully subordinated to the Liens in favor of the Secured Party pursuant to the Junior Notes Subordination Agreement; and (d) Liens which are permitted in writing by the Secured Party in its sole and absolute discretion.

 

Permitted Litigation Indebtedness” means Indebtedness which is solely collateralized by and solely recourse to the Existing Commercial Tort Claim and which is substantially on the terms set forth in that certain term sheet which was dated June 27, 2023 by the Borrower and dated July 10, 2023 by the proposed lender, a copy of which has been provided to the Secured Party prior to the date hereof.

 

Person” means any natural person, corporation, limited liability company, trust, joint venture, association, company, partnership, governmental authority or other entity.

 

State” means the State of New York.

 

Supplemental Loan Documents” means any other document, agreement or instrument evidencing any debt or similar obligation owing from the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries (including, without limitation, any Guarantor) to the Secured Party.

 

Transaction Documents” means, collectively, the SPA, the Note, any guaranty from any Guarantor, any Supplemental Loan Document, this Agreement or any other “Transaction Documents” as defined in the SPA, in each case as amended, supplemented, novated and/or replaced from time to time in accordance with the applicable terms thereof.

 

2. Grant of Security Interest.

 

2.1. Grant; Collateral Description. The Company hereby grants to the Secured Party, to secure the payment and performance in full of all of the Obligations, a security interest in and pledges and assigns to the Secured Party the following properties, assets and rights of the Company, wherever located, whether now owned or hereafter acquired or arising, and all proceeds and products thereof (all of the same being hereinafter called the “Collateral”): all personal and fixture property of every kind and nature including all goods (including inventory, equipment and any accessions thereto), instruments (including promissory notes), documents (whether tangible or electronic), accounts (including health-care-insurance receivables), chattel paper (whether tangible or electronic), deposit accounts, letter-of-credit rights (whether or not the letter of credit is evidenced by a writing), commercial tort claims (excluding, subject to the second sentence of Section 2.2, the Existing Commercial Tort Claim), securities and all other investment property, supporting obligations, any other contract rights or rights to the payment of money, insurance claims and proceeds, and all general intangibles (including all payment intangibles). Notwithstanding the foregoing, no security interest is granted in (a) any leasehold interest in real property and any fee-owned real property, and (b) any “intent to use” trademark applications, in each case, only until such time as the Company begins to use such trademarks or files a “Statement of Use” or “Amendment to Allege Use” (in which case, the security interest in such trademark shall be deemed granted by the Company at such time and will attach immediately).

 

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2.2. Commercial Tort Claims. The Secured Party acknowledges that the attachment of its security interest in any commercial tort claim as original collateral is subject to the Company’s compliance with §4.7. In addition, the Company and the Secured Party agree that to the extent the Company has not obtained the funding of Permitted Litigation Indebtedness by not later than September 14, 2023 (or the holder of such Permitted Litigation Indebtedness has elected not to take a Lien on the Existing Commercial Tort Claim), then on September 14, 2023 (or, if applicable, if the holder the Permitted Litigation Indebtedness has elected not to take a Lien on the Existing Commercial Tort Claim, then on such earlier date on which the closing on the Permitted Litigation Indebtedness has occurred), Collateral shall include the Existing Commercial Tort Claim.

 

2.3. Non-Transferable Collateral.

 

(a) The grant of the security interest contained in § 2.1 shall not extend to, and the term “Collateral” shall not include, any directly held investment property, or any general intangibles, now or hereafter held or owned by the Company, to the extent, in each case, that (i) a security interest may not be granted by the Company in such directly held investment property or general intangibles as a matter of law, or under the terms of the governing document applicable thereto, without the consent of one or more applicable parties thereto and (ii) such consent has not been obtained.

 

(b) The grant of the security interest contained in § 2.1 shall extend to, and the term “Collateral” shall include, (i) any and all proceeds of such directly held investment property or general intangibles to the extent that the proceeds are not themselves directly held investment property or general intangibles subject to § 2.3(a) and (ii) upon any such applicable party or parties’ consent with respect to any otherwise excluded directly held investment property or general intangibles being obtained, thereafter such directly held investment property or general intangibles.

 

(c) The provisions of § 2.3(a) shall not apply to (i) directly held investment property or general intangibles to the extent that the restriction on the Company granting a security interest therein is not effective under applicable law or (ii) payment intangibles.

 

3. Authorization to File Financing Statements. The Company hereby irrevocably authorizes the Secured Party at any time and from time to time until payment in full, in cash, of all of the Obligations (other than contingent indemnification obligations for which no claims have been made) to file in any filing office in any Uniform Commercial Code jurisdiction which the Secured Party considers necessary to perfect the Secured Party’s interest in the Collateral any initial financing statements and amendments thereto that (a) indicate the Collateral (i) as all assets of the Company or words of similar effect, regardless of whether any particular asset comprised in the Collateral falls within the scope of Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code of the State or such other jurisdiction, or (ii) as being of an equal or lesser scope or with greater detail, and (b) provide any other information required by part 5 of Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code of the State or such other jurisdiction for the sufficiency or filing office acceptance of any financing statement or amendment, including whether the Company is an organization, the type of organization and any organizational identification number issued to the Company. The Company agrees to furnish any such information to the Secured Party promptly upon the Secured Party’s reasonable request.

 

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4. Other Actions. Further to insure the attachment, perfection and first priority of, and the ability of the Secured Party to enforce, the Secured Party’s security interest in the Collateral, the Company agrees, in each case at the Company’s expense, to take the following actions with respect to the following Collateral and without limitation on the Company’s other obligations contained in this Agreement:

 

4.1. Promissory Notes and Tangible Chattel Paper. If the Company shall, now or at any time hereafter, hold or acquire any promissory notes or tangible chattel paper with an aggregate value for all such promissory notes or tangible chattel paper in excess of $50,000, the Company shall forthwith endorse, assign and deliver the same to the Secured Party, accompanied by such instruments of transfer or assignment duly executed in blank as the Secured Party may from time to time specify.

 

4.2. Deposit Accounts. For each deposit account that the Company, now or at any time hereafter, opens or maintains the Company shall promptly, at the Secured Party’s written request and option, (and in no event more than forty five (45) days after such request or such later date as the Secured Party may agree in its sole and absolute discretion) pursuant to an agreement in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Secured Party, either (a) cause the depositary bank to agree to comply without further consent of the Company, at any time with instructions from the Secured Party to such depositary bank directing the disposition of funds from time to time credited to such deposit account, or (b) arrange for the Secured Party to become the customer of the depositary bank with respect to the deposit account, with the Company being permitted, only with the consent of the Secured Party, to exercise rights to withdraw funds from such deposit account. The Secured Party agrees with the Company that the Secured Party shall not give any such instructions or withhold any withdrawal rights from the Company, unless an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, or, if effect were given to any withdrawal not otherwise permitted by the Transaction Documents, would occur. The provisions of this paragraph shall not apply to (i) any deposit account for which the Company, the depositary bank and the Secured Party have entered into a cash collateral agreement specially negotiated among the Company, the depositary bank and the Secured Party for the specific purpose set forth therein, (ii) any deposit accounts specially and exclusively used for payroll, payroll taxes and other employee wage and benefit payments to or for the benefit of the Company’s salaried employees, and (iii) any deposit account with a stated balance in the amount of less than $100,000 and, when taken together with all other deposit accounts not subject to an agreement of the type set forth in the first sentence hereof, have aggregate balances in an amount of less than $150,000.

 

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4.3. Investment Property. If the Company shall, now or at any time hereafter, hold or acquire any certificated securities, the Company shall forthwith endorse, assign and deliver the same to the Secured Party, accompanied by such instruments of transfer or assignment duly executed in blank as the Secured Party may from time to time reasonably specify. If any securities now or hereafter acquired by the Company are uncertificated and are issued to the Company or its nominee directly by the issuer thereof, the Company shall promptly (but in any event within two (2) Business Days) notify the Secured Party thereof and, at the Secured Party’s request and option, pursuant to an agreement in form and substance satisfactory to the Secured Party, either (a) cause the issuer to agree to comply without further consent of the Company or such nominee, at any time with instructions from the Secured Party as to such securities, or (b) arrange for the Secured Party to become the registered owner of the securities. If any securities, whether certificated or uncertificated, or other investment property now or hereafter acquired by the Company are held by the Company or its nominee through a securities intermediary or commodity intermediary, the Company shall promptly (but in any event within two (2) Business Days) notify the Secured Party thereof and, at the Secured Party’s request and option, pursuant to an agreement in form and substance satisfactory to the Secured Party, either (i) cause such securities intermediary or (as the case may be) commodity intermediary to agree to comply, in each case without further consent of the Company or such nominee, at any time with entitlement orders or other instructions from the Secured Party to such securities intermediary as to such securities or other investment property, or (as the case may be) to apply any value distributed on account of any commodity contract as directed by the Secured Party to such commodity intermediary, or (ii) in the case of financial assets or other investment property held through a securities intermediary, arrange for the Secured Party to become the entitlement holder with respect to such investment property, with the Company being permitted, only with the consent of the Secured Party, to exercise rights to withdraw or otherwise deal with such investment property. The Secured Party agrees with the Company that the Secured Party shall not give any such entitlement orders or instructions or directions to any such issuer, securities intermediary or commodity intermediary, and shall not withhold its consent to the exercise of any withdrawal or dealing rights by the Company, unless an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, or, after giving effect to any such investment and withdrawal rights not otherwise permitted by the Transaction Documents, would occur. The provisions of this paragraph shall not apply to any financial assets credited to a securities account for which the Secured Party is the securities intermediary.

 

4.4. Collateral in the Possession of a Bailee. If any Collateral with an aggregate value in excess of $50,000 is, now or at any time hereafter, in the possession of a bailee, the Company shall promptly notify the Secured Party thereof and, at the Secured Party’s reasonable request and option, shall promptly use commercially reasonable efforts to obtain an acknowledgement from the bailee, in form and substance satisfactory to the Secured Party, that the bailee holds such Collateral for the benefit of the Secured Party and such bailee’s agreement to comply, without further consent of the Company, at any time with instructions of the Secured Party as to such Collateral. The Secured Party agrees with the Company that the Secured Party shall not give any such instructions unless an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing.

 

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4.5. Electronic Chattel Paper, Electronic Documents and Transferable Records. If the Company, now or at any time hereafter, holds or acquires an interest in any Collateral that is electronic chattel paper, any electronic document or any “transferable record,” as that term is defined in Section 201 of the federal Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act, or in §16 of the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act as in effect in any relevant jurisdiction, the Company shall promptly notify the Secured Party thereof and, at the request and option of the Secured Party, shall take such action as the Secured Party may reasonably request to vest in the Secured Party control, under §9-105 of the Uniform Commercial Code of the State or any other relevant jurisdiction, of such electronic chattel paper, control, under §7-106 of the Uniform Commercial Code of the State or any other relevant jurisdiction, of such electronic document or control, under Section 201 of the federal Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act or, as the case may be, §16 of the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act, as so in effect in such jurisdiction, of such transferable record. The Secured Party agrees with the Company that the Secured Party will arrange, pursuant to procedures satisfactory to the Secured Party and so long as such procedures will not result in the Secured Party’s loss of control, for the Company to make alterations to the electronic chattel paper, electronic document or transferable record permitted under UCC §9-105, UCC §7-106, or, as the case may be, Section 201 of the federal Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act or §16 of the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act for a party in control to make without loss of control, unless an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing or would occur after taking into account any action by the Company with respect to such electronic chattel paper, electronic document or transferable record. The provisions of this §4.5 relating to electronic documents and “control” under UCC §7-106 apply in the event that the 2003 revisions to Article 7, with amendments to Article 9, of the Uniform Commercial Code, in substantially the form approved by the American Law Institute and the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, are now or hereafter adopted and become effective in the State or in any other relevant jurisdiction.

 

4.6. Letter-of-Credit Rights. If the Company is, now or at any time hereafter, a beneficiary under a letter of credit with a stated amount in excess of $25,000, or if the Company is a beneficiary under letters of credit not assigned to the Secured Party with an aggregate stated amount in excess of $50,000, the Company shall promptly notify the Secured Party thereof and, at the request and option of the Secured Party, the Company shall, pursuant to an agreement in form and substance satisfactory to the Secured Party, either (a) arrange for the issuer and any confirmer of such letter of credit to consent to an assignment to the Secured Party of the proceeds of the letter of credit or (b) arrange for the Secured Party to become the transferee beneficiary of the letter of credit. The Secured Party agrees with the Company that the Secured Party shall not give any such instructions unless an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing.

 

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4.7. Commercial Tort Claims. If the Company shall, now or at any time hereafter, hold or acquire a commercial tort claim (other than the Existing Commercial Tort Claim), the Company shall promptly notify the Secured Party in a writing signed by the Company of the particulars thereof and grant to the Secured Party in such writing a security interest therein and in the proceeds thereof, all upon the terms of this Agreement, with such writing to be in form and substance satisfactory to the Secured Party.

 

4.8. Other Actions as to any and all Collateral. The Company further agrees, upon the request of the Secured Party and at the Secured Party’s option, to take any and all other actions as the Secured Party may reasonably determine to be necessary or useful for the attachment, perfection and first priority of (subject to Permitted Liens), and the ability of the Secured Party to enforce, the Secured Party’s security interest in any and all of the Collateral, including (a) executing, delivering and, where appropriate, filing financing statements and amendments relating thereto under the Uniform Commercial Code of any relevant jurisdiction, to the extent, if any, that the Company’s signature thereon is required therefor, (b) causing the Secured Party’s name to be noted as secured party on any certificate of title for a titled good with a stated amount in excess of $50,000 if such notation is a condition to attachment, perfection or priority of, or ability of the Secured Party to enforce, the Secured Party’s security interest in such Collateral, (c) complying with any provision of any statute, regulation or treaty of the United States as to any Collateral if compliance with such provision is a condition to attachment, perfection or priority of, or ability of the Secured Party to enforce, the Secured Party’s security interest in such Collateral, (d) obtaining governmental and other third party waivers, consents and approvals, in form and substance satisfactory to the Secured Party, including any consent of any licensor, lessor or other Person obligated on Collateral, (e) obtaining waivers from mortgagees and landlords where Collateral in excess of $50,000 is located (so long as the value of all Collateral where waivers from mortgagees and landlords have not been obtained does not exceed $100,000) in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Secured Party and (f) taking all actions under any other law, as reasonably determined by the Secured Party to be applicable in any relevant Uniform Commercial Code or other jurisdiction, including any foreign jurisdiction.

 

4.9. Relation to other Security Documents. Concurrently herewith the Company is also executing and delivering to the Secured Party the Pledge Agreement dated as of the date hereof between the Company and the Secured Party (as amended and in effect from time to time, the “Pledge Agreement”) pursuant to which the Company is pledging to the Secured Party all of its limited liability company membership interests legally or beneficially owned by the Company in the LLC Guarantor. The provisions of Pledge Agreement are supplemental to the provisions of this Agreement and nothing contained in Pledge Agreement shall derogate from any of the rights or remedies of the Secured Party hereunder. Nor will anything contained in Pledge Agreement be deemed to prevent or extend the time of attachment or perfection of any security interest in such Collateral created hereby.

 

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5. Representations and Warranties Concerning the Company’s Legal Status. The Company has, on the date hereof, delivered to the Secured Party a certificate signed by the Company and entitled “Perfection Certificate” (the “Perfection Certificate”). The Company represents and warrants to the Secured Party as follows: as of the date hereof (a) the Company’s exact legal name is that indicated on the Perfection Certificate and on the signature page hereof, (b) the Company is an organization of the type, and is organized in the jurisdiction, set forth in the Perfection Certificate, (c) the Perfection Certificate accurately sets forth the Company’s organizational identification number or accurately states that the Company has none, (d) the Perfection Certificate accurately sets forth the Company’s place of business or, if more than one, its chief executive office, as well as the Company’s mailing address, if different, (e) all other information set forth on the Perfection Certificate pertaining to the Company is accurate and complete in all material respects, and (f) there has been no change in any of such information since the date on which the Perfection Certificate was signed by the Company.

 

6. Covenants Concerning Company’s Legal Status. The Company covenants with the Secured Party as follows: (a) without providing at least ten (10) days prior written notice to the Secured Party, the Company will not change its name, its place of business or, if more than one, chief executive office, or its mailing address or organizational identification number if it has one, (b) if the Company does not have an organizational identification number and later obtains one, the Company will forthwith notify the Secured Party of such organizational identification number, and (c) the Company will not change its type of organization, jurisdiction of organization or other legal structure without the Secured Party’s prior written consent (which consent will not, in the case of a change in its type of organization, be unreasonably withheld).

 

7. Representations and Warranties Concerning Collateral, Etc. The Company further represents and warrants to the Secured Party as follows: (a) the Company is the owner of or has other rights in or power to transfer the Collateral, free from any right or claim of any Person or any adverse lien, except for the security interest created by this Agreement and the Permitted Liens, (b) none of the account debtors or other Persons obligated on any of the Collateral is a governmental authority covered by the Federal Assignment of Claims Act or like federal, state or local statute or rule in respect of such Collateral, (c) the Company holds no commercial tort claim except as indicated on the Company’s Perfection Certificate dated as of the date hereof or as otherwise updated by written notice to the Secured Party, (d) all other information set forth on the Company’s Perfection Certificate pertaining to the Collateral is accurate and complete in all material respects as of the date of such Perfection Certificate, and (e) there has been no change in any of such information since the date on which the Company’s Perfection Certificate was signed by the Company except as any such changes have been disclosed to the Secured Party in writing.

 

8. Covenants Concerning Collateral, Etc. The Company further covenants with the Secured Party as follows: (a) other than inventory sold in the ordinary course of business consistent with past practices, the Collateral, to the extent not delivered to the Secured Party pursuant to §4, will be kept at those locations listed on the Perfection Certificate and the Company will not remove the Collateral from such locations, without providing at least ten (10) Business Days prior written notice to the Secured Party, (b) except for the security interest herein granted, the Company shall be the owner of or have other rights in the Collateral free from any right or claim of any other Person or any Lien (other than Permitted Liens), and the Company shall defend the same against all claims and demands of all Persons at any time claiming the same or any interests therein adverse to the Secured Party, (c) other than in favor of the Secured Party or with respect to any Permitted Lien, the Company shall not pledge, mortgage or create, or suffer to exist any right of any Person in or claim by any Person to the Collateral, or any Lien in the Collateral in favor of any Person, or become bound (as provided in Section 9-203(d) of the Uniform Commercial Code of the State or any other relevant jurisdiction or otherwise) by a security agreement in favor of any Person as secured party, (d) the Company will permit the Secured Party, or its designee, to inspect the Collateral during normal business hours, wherever located, provided if any Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, any such inspection shall be permitted at any reasonable time, (e) the Company will pay promptly when due all taxes, assessments, governmental charges and levies upon the Collateral or incurred in connection with the use or operation of the Collateral or incurred in connection with this Agreement, and (f) the Company will not sell or otherwise dispose, or offer to sell or otherwise dispose, of the Collateral, or any interest therein except for, (i) dispositions otherwise permitted under the SPA and the Note and (ii) so long as no Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, dispositions of obsolete or worn-out property, the granting of non-exclusive licenses in the ordinary course of business, and the sale of inventory in the ordinary course of business consistent with past practices.

 

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9. Collateral Protection Expenses; Preservation of Collateral.

 

9.1. Expenses Incurred by Secured Party. In the Secured Party’s discretion, the Secured Party may discharge taxes and other encumbrances at any time levied or placed on any of the Collateral, and pay any necessary filing fees or insurance premiums, in each case if the Company fails to do so. The Company agrees to reimburse the Secured Party on demand for all expenditures so made. The Secured Party shall have no obligation to the Company to make any such expenditures, nor shall the making thereof be construed as a waiver or cure of any Event of Default.

 

9.2. Secured Party’s Obligations and Duties. Anything herein to the contrary notwithstanding, the Company shall remain obligated and liable under each contract or agreement comprised in the Collateral to be observed or performed by the Company thereunder. The Secured Party shall not have any obligation or liability under any such contract or agreement by reason of or arising out of this Agreement or the receipt by the Secured Party of any payment relating to any of the Collateral, nor shall the Secured Party be obligated in any manner to perform any of the obligations of the Company under or pursuant to any such contract or agreement, to make inquiry as to the nature or sufficiency of any payment received by the Secured Party in respect of the Collateral or as to the sufficiency of any performance by any party under any such contract or agreement, to present or file any claim, to take any action to enforce any performance or to collect the payment of any amounts which may have been assigned to the Secured Party or to which the Secured Party may be entitled at any time or times. The Secured Party’s sole duty with respect to the custody, safe keeping and physical preservation of the Collateral in its possession, under §9-207 of the Uniform Commercial Code of the State or otherwise, shall be to deal with such Collateral in the same manner as the Secured Party deals with similar property for its own account.

 

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10. Securities and Deposits. The Secured Party may at any time following and during the continuance of an Event of Default, at its option, transfer to itself or any nominee any securities constituting Collateral, receive any income thereon and hold such income as additional Collateral or apply it to the Obligations. Whether or not any Obligations are due, the Secured Party may, following and during the continuance of an Event of Default demand, sue for, collect, or make any settlement or compromise which it deems desirable with respect to the Collateral. Regardless of the adequacy of Collateral or any other security for the Obligations, any deposits or other sums at any time credited by or due from the Secured Party to the Company may at any time following and during the continuation of an Event of Default be applied to or set off against any of the Obligations then due and owing.

 

11. Notification to Account Debtors and Other Persons Obligated on Collateral. If an Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing:

 

(a) the Company shall, at the request and option of the Secured Party, notify account debtors and other Persons obligated on any of the Collateral of the security interest of the Secured Party in any account, chattel paper, general intangible, instrument or other Collateral and that payment thereof is to be made directly to the Secured Party or to any financial institution designated by the Secured Party as the Secured Party’s agent therefor;

 

(b) the Secured Party may itself, without notice to or demand upon the Company, so notify account debtors and other Persons obligated on Collateral;

 

(c) after the making of such a request or the giving of any such notification, the Company shall hold any proceeds of collection of accounts, chattel paper, general intangibles, instruments and other Collateral received by the Company as trustee for the Secured Party, for the benefit of the Secured Party, without commingling the same with other funds of the Company and shall turn the same over to the Secured Party in the identical form received, together with any necessary endorsements or assignments; and

 

(d) the Secured Party shall apply the proceeds of collection of accounts, chattel paper, general intangibles, instruments and other Collateral and received by the Secured Party to the payment of the Obligations, such proceeds to be immediately credited after final payment in cash or other immediately available funds of the items giving rise to them.

 

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12. Power of Attorney.

 

12.1. Appointment and Powers of Secured Party. The Company hereby irrevocably constitutes and appoints the Secured Party and any officer or agent thereof, with full power of substitution, as its true and lawful attorneys-in-fact with full irrevocable power and authority in the place and stead of the Company or in the Secured Party’s own name, for the purpose of carrying out the terms of this Agreement, to take any and all appropriate action and to execute any and all documents and instruments that may be necessary or useful to accomplish the purposes of this Agreement and, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, hereby gives said attorneys the power and right, on behalf of the Company, without notice to or assent by the Company, to do the following:

 

(a) upon the occurrence and during the continuance of an Event of Default, generally to sell, transfer, pledge, make any agreement with respect to or otherwise dispose of or deal with any of the Collateral in such manner as is consistent with the Uniform Commercial Code of the State or any other relevant jurisdiction and as fully and completely as though the Secured Party were the absolute owner thereof for all purposes, and to do, at the Company’s expense, at any time, or from time to time, all acts and things which the Secured Party deems necessary or useful to protect, preserve or realize upon the Collateral and the Secured Party’s security interest therein, in order to effect the intent of this Agreement, all no less fully and effectively as the Company might do, including (i) upon written notice to the Company, the exercise of voting rights with respect to voting securities, which rights may be exercised, if the Secured Party so elects, with a view to causing the liquidation of assets of the issuer of any such securities and (ii) the execution, delivery and recording, in connection with any sale or other disposition of any Collateral, of the endorsements, assignments or other instruments of conveyance or transfer with respect to such Collateral; and

 

(b) to the extent that the Company’s authorization given in §3 is not sufficient, to file such financing statements with respect hereto, with or without the Company’s signature, or a photocopy of this Agreement in substitution for a financing statement, as the Secured Party may deem appropriate and to execute in the Company’s name such financing statements and amendments thereto and continuation statements which may require the Company’s signature.

 

12.2. Ratification by Company. To the extent permitted by law, the Company hereby ratifies all that said attorneys shall lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof. This power of attorney is a power coupled with an interest and is irrevocable until such time as all of the Obligations have been repaid in full in cash (other than contingent indemnification obligations for which no claims have been made).

 

12.3. No Duty on Secured Party. The powers conferred on the Secured Party hereunder are solely to protect the interests of the Secured Party in the Collateral and shall not impose any duty upon the Secured Party to exercise any such powers. The Secured Party shall be accountable only for the amounts that it actually receives as a result of the exercise of such powers, and neither it nor any of its officers, directors, employees or agents shall be responsible to the Company for any act or failure to act, except for the Secured Party’s own gross negligence or willful misconduct.

 

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13. Rights and Remedies.

 

13.1. General. If an Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, the Secured Party, without any other notice to or demand upon the Company, shall have in any jurisdiction in which enforcement hereof is sought, in addition to all other rights and remedies, the rights and remedies of a secured party under the Uniform Commercial Code of the State or any other relevant jurisdiction and any additional rights and remedies as may be provided to a secured party in any jurisdiction in which Collateral is located, including the right to take possession of the Collateral, and for that purpose the Secured Party may, so far as the Company can give authority therefor, enter upon any premises on which the Collateral may be situated and remove the same therefrom. The Secured Party may in its discretion require the Company to assemble all or any part of the Collateral at such location or locations within the jurisdiction(s) of the Company’s principal office(s) or at such other locations as the Secured Party may reasonably designate. Unless the Collateral is perishable or threatens to decline speedily in value or is of a type customarily sold on a recognized market, the Secured Party shall give to the Company at least ten (10) Business Days prior written notice of the time and place of any public sale of Collateral or of the time after which any private sale or any other intended disposition is to be made. The Company hereby acknowledges that ten (10) Business Days prior written notice of such sale or sales shall be reasonable notice. In addition, the Company waives any and all rights that it may have to a judicial hearing in advance of the enforcement of any of the Secured Party’s rights and remedies hereunder, including its right following an Event of Default to take immediate possession of the Collateral and to exercise its rights and remedies with respect thereto.

 

14. Standards for Exercising Rights and Remedies. To the extent that applicable law imposes duties on the Secured Party to exercise remedies in a commercially reasonable manner, the Company acknowledges and agrees that it is not commercially unreasonable for the Secured Party (a) to fail to incur expenses reasonably deemed significant by the Secured Party to prepare Collateral for disposition or otherwise to fail to complete raw material or work in process into finished goods or other finished products for disposition, (b) to fail to obtain third party consents for access to Collateral to be disposed of, or to obtain or, if not required by other law, to fail to obtain governmental or third party consents for the collection or disposition of Collateral to be collected or disposed of, (c) to fail to exercise collection remedies against account debtors or other Persons obligated on Collateral or to fail to remove Liens on or any adverse claims against Collateral, (d) to exercise collection remedies against account debtors and other Persons obligated on the Collateral directly or through the use of collection agencies and other collection specialists, (e) to advertise dispositions of the Collateral through publications or media of general circulation, whether or not the Collateral is of a specialized nature, (f) to contact other Persons, whether or not in the same business as the Company, for expressions of interest in acquiring all or any portion of the Collateral, (g) to hire one or more professional auctioneers to assist in the disposition of the Collateral, whether or not the collateral is of a specialized nature, (h) to dispose of the Collateral by utilizing Internet sites that provide for the auction of assets of the types included in the Collateral or that have the reasonable capability of doing so, or that match buyers and sellers of assets, (i) to dispose of assets in wholesale rather than retail markets, (j) to disclaim disposition warranties, (k) to purchase insurance or credit enhancements to insure the Secured Party against risks of loss, collection or disposition of the Collateral or to provide to the Secured Party a guaranteed return from the collection or disposition of such Collateral, or (l) to the extent deemed appropriate by the Secured Party, to obtain the services of brokers, investment bankers, consultants and other professionals to assist the Secured Party in the collection or disposition of any of the Collateral. The Company acknowledges that the purpose of this §14 is to provide non-exhaustive indications of what actions or omissions by the Secured Party would fulfill the Secured Party’s duties under the Uniform Commercial Code of the State or any other relevant jurisdiction in the Secured Party’s exercise of remedies against the Collateral and that other actions or omissions by the Secured Party shall not be deemed to fail to fulfill such duties solely on account of not being indicated in this §14. Without limitation upon the foregoing, nothing contained in this §14 shall be construed to grant any rights to the Company or to impose any duties on the Secured Party that would not have been granted or imposed by this Agreement or by applicable law in the absence of this §14.

 

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15. No Waiver by Secured Party, etc. The Secured Party shall not be deemed to have waived any of its rights and remedies in respect of the Obligations or the Collateral unless such waiver shall be in writing and signed by the Secured Party. No delay or omission on the part of the Secured Party in exercising any right or remedy shall operate as a waiver of such right or remedy or any other right or remedy. A waiver on any one occasion shall not be construed as a bar to or waiver of any right or remedy on any future occasion. All rights and remedies of the Secured Party with respect to the Obligations or the Collateral, whether evidenced hereby or by any other instrument or papers, shall be cumulative and may be exercised singularly, alternatively, successively or concurrently at such time or at such times as the Secured Party deems expedient.

 

16. Suretyship Waivers by Company. The Company waives demand, notice, protest, notice of acceptance of this Agreement, notice of loans made, credit extended, Collateral received or delivered or other action taken in reliance hereon and all other demands and notices of any description. With respect to both the Obligations and the Collateral, the Company assents to any extension or postponement of the time of payment or any other indulgence, to any substitution, exchange or release of or failure to perfect any security interest in any such Collateral, to the addition or release of any party or Person primarily or secondarily liable, to the acceptance of partial payment thereon and the settlement, compromising or adjusting of any thereof, all in such manner and at such time or times as the Secured Party may deem advisable. The Secured Party shall have no duty as to the collection or protection of the Collateral or any income therefrom, the preservation of rights against prior parties, or the preservation of any rights pertaining thereto beyond the safe custody thereof as set forth in §9.2. The Company further waives any and all other suretyship defenses.

 

17. Marshaling. The Secured Party shall not be required to marshal any present or future collateral security (including but not limited to the Collateral) for, or other assurances of payment of, the Obligations or any of them or to resort to such collateral security or other assurances of payment in any particular order, and all of the rights and remedies of the Secured Party hereunder and of the Secured Party in respect of such collateral security and other assurances of payment shall be cumulative and in addition to all other rights and remedies, however existing or arising. To the extent that it lawfully may, the Company hereby agrees that it will not invoke any law relating to the marshaling of collateral which might cause delay in or impede the enforcement of the Secured Party’s rights and remedies under this Agreement or under any other instrument creating or evidencing any of the Obligations or under which any of the Obligations is outstanding or by which any of the Obligations is secured or payment thereof is otherwise assured, and, to the extent that it lawfully may, the Company hereby irrevocably waives the benefits of all such laws.

 

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18. Proceeds of Dispositions; Expenses. The Company shall pay to the Secured Party promptly on demand (but in any event within two (2) Business Days of such demand) any and all expenses, including attorneys’ fees and disbursements, incurred or paid by the Secured Party in protecting or preserving the Secured Party’s rights and remedies under or in respect of any of the Obligations or any of the Collateral and any such expenses incurred in releasing any security interest granted hereunder and, in addition, the Company shall pay to the Secured Party on demand any and all expenses, including attorneys’ fees and disbursements, incurred or paid by the Secured Party in enforcing the Secured Party’s rights and remedies under or in respect of any of the Obligations or any of the Collateral. After deducting all of said expenses, the residue of any proceeds of collection or sale or other disposition of Collateral shall, to the extent actually received in cash, be applied to the payment of the Obligations in such order or preference as is provided in the SPA, proper allowance and provision being made for any Obligations not then due. Upon the final payment and satisfaction in full of all of the Obligations (other than contingent indemnification obligations for which no claims have been made) and after making any payments required by Sections 9-608(a)(1)(C) or 9-615(a)(3) of the Uniform Commercial Code of the State, any excess shall be returned to the Company. In the absence of final payment and satisfaction in full of all of the Obligations, the Company shall remain liable for any deficiency.

 

19. Overdue Amounts. Until paid, all amounts due and payable by the Company hereunder shall be a debt secured by the Collateral and shall bear, whether before or after judgment, interest at the rate of interest for overdue principal set forth in the SPA or applicable Transaction Document.

 

20. Governing Law; Consent to Jurisdiction. This Agreement IS A contract UNDER the laws of the state of NEW YORK and shall for all purposes be construed in accordance with and governed by the laws of SAID state of NEW YORK. The Company and THE SECURED PARTY EACH agree that any suit for the enforcement of this agreement or any other action brought by SUCH PERSON arising hereunder or in any way related to this agreement SHALL BE BROUGHT IN THE COURTS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK IN THE BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN OR ANY FEDERAL COURT SITTING THEREIN AND CONSENTS TO THE NONEXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION OF SUCH COURT AND SERVICE OF PROCESS IN ANY SUCH SUIT BEING MADE UPON SUCH PERSON BY MAIL AT THE ADDRESS SPECIFIED ON THE SIGNATURE PAGE OF EACH PARTY HERETO. the Company AND THE SECURED PARTY EACH hereby waives any objection that it may now or hereafter have to the venue of any suit BROUGHT IN the state of new york or any court SITTING THEREIN or that A suit BROUGHT THEREIN is brought in an inconvenient court.

 

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21. Waiver of Jury Trial. THE COMPANY AND THE SECURED PARTY WAIVES ITS RIGHT TO A JURY TRIAL WITH RESPECT TO ANY ACTION OR CLAIM ARISING OUT OF ANY DISPUTE IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT, ANY RIGHTS OR OBLIGATIONS HEREUNDER OR THE PERFORMANCE OR ENFORCEMENT OF ANY SUCH RIGHTS OR OBLIGATIONS. Except as prohibited by law, the Company waives any right which it may have to claim or recover in any litigation referred to in the preceding sentence any special, exemplary, punitive or consequential damages or any damages other than, or in addition to, actual damages. The Company (a) certifies that neither the Secured Party nor any representative, agent or attorney of the Secured Party has represented, expressly or otherwise, that the Secured Party would not, in the event of litigation, seek to enforce the foregoing waivers or other waivers contained in this Agreement and (b) acknowledges that, in entering into this Agreement and any other Transaction Document to which the Secured Party is a party, the Secured Party is relying upon, among other things, the waivers and certifications contained in this §21.

 

22. Notices. All notices, requests and other communications hereunder shall be made in the manner set forth in the SPA.

 

23. Miscellaneous. The headings of each section of this Agreement are for convenience only and shall not define or limit the provisions thereof. This Agreement and all rights and obligations hereunder shall be binding upon the Company and its successors and assigns, and shall inure to the benefit of the Secured Party and its successors and assigns. If any term of this Agreement shall be held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the validity of all other terms hereof shall in no way be affected thereby, and this Agreement shall be construed and be enforceable as if such invalid, illegal or unenforceable term had not been included herein. The Company acknowledges receipt of a copy of this Agreement.

 

[Signature pages to follow]

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, intending to be legally bound, the Company has caused this Agreement to be duly executed as of the date first above written.

 

  PARTS iD, INC.
     
  By: /s/ John Pendleton
    Name: John Pendleton
  Title: Executive Vice President, Legal & Corporate Affairs

 

Accepted:  
     
LIND GLOBAL FUND II LP  
By: Lind Global Partners II LLC, its general partner  
     
 By: /s/ Jeff Easton  
  Title: Jeff Easton, Managing Member  

 

 

 

 

 

Exhibit 10.5

 

GUARANTOR SECURITY AGREEMENT

 

GUARANTOR SECURITY AGREEMENT (this “Agreement”), dated as of July 14, 2023, by and among PARTS iD, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the “Company) and LIND GLOBAL FUND II LP (the “Secured Party”).

 

WHEREAS, Parts iD, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Borrower”) is the holder of 100% of the membership interests of the Company; and

 

WHEREAS, (a) the Borrower and the Secured Party have entered into that certain Securities Purchase Agreement dated as of the date hereof (as amended and in effect from time to time, the “SPA”) and (b) the Borrower has issued to the Secured Party that certain Senior Secured Convertible Promissory Note dated as of the date hereof (as amended and in effect from time to time, the “Note”);

 

WHEREAS, in connection with the SPA and the Note, the Company has entered into that certain Guaranty dated as of the date hereof in favor of the Secured Party (as amended and in effect from time to time, the “Guaranty”) pursuant to which the Company has guaranteed all of the obligations of the Borrower owing to the Secured Party under the SPA, the Note, the Supplemental Loan Documents (as such term is defined in the Guaranty), the other Transaction Documents (as such term is defined in the Guaranty) and certain other related agreements; and

 

WHEREAS, it is a condition precedent to the obligations of the Secured Party to fund the Note that the Company execute and deliver to the Secured Party a security agreement in substantially the form hereof; and

 

WHEREAS, the Company wishes to grant security interests in favor of the Secured Party as herein provided;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the promises contained herein and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the parties hereto agree as follows:

 

1. Definitions. All capitalized terms used herein without definitions shall have the respective meanings provided therefor in the SPA. All terms defined in the Uniform Commercial Code of the State (as hereinafter defined) and used herein shall have the same definitions herein as specified therein, however, if a term is defined in Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code of the State differently than in another Article of the Uniform Commercial Code of the State, the term has the meaning specified in Article 9, and the following terms shall have the following meanings:

 

Event of Default” means the occurrence of any “Event of Default” under and as defined in each of the SPA, the Note or any Supplemental Loan Document, or the failure of the Borrower or the Company to comply with any term or covenant of any Transaction Document (including this Agreement) to which it is a party.

 

 

 

Guarantors” means, collectively, each Person which provides a guarantee of all or any portion of the Obligations of the Borrower to the Secured Party, including, without limitation, the Company.

 

Lien” means any mortgage, charge, pledge, hypothecation, security interest, assignment by way of security, lien (statutory or otherwise), encumbrance, conditional sale agreement, capital lease, financing lease, deposit arrangement, title retention agreement, and any other agreement, trust or arrangement that in substance secures payment or performance of an obligation.

 

Obligations” means, collectively, all (a) debts, liabilities and obligations, present or future, direct or indirect, absolute or contingent, matured or unmatured, at any time due or accruing due and owing by or otherwise payable by the Borrower or any Guarantor (including, without limitation, the Company) to the Secured Party in any currency, under, in connection with or pursuant to any Transaction Document (including, without limitation, the SPA, the Note, the Guaranty, any Supplemental Loan Document or this Agreement), and whether incurred by the Borrower or any Guarantor (including, without limitation, the Company) alone or jointly with another or others and whether as principal, guarantor or surety and in whatever name or style and (b) expenses, costs and charges incurred by or on behalf of the Secured Party in connection with, and as contemplated by, any Transaction Document (including, without limitation, the SPA, the Note, any Supplemental Loan Document, the Guaranty and this Agreement) or the Collateral, including all legal fees, court costs, receiver’s or agent’s remuneration and other expenses of taking possession of, repairing, protecting, insuring, preparing for disposition, realizing, collecting, selling, transferring, delivering or obtaining payment for the Collateral, and of taking, defending or participating in any action or proceeding in connection with any of the foregoing matters or otherwise in connection with the Secured Party’s interest in any Collateral, directly relating to the Secured Party’s right under this Agreement or any other Transaction Document (including, without limitation, any enforcement of this Agreement or any other Transaction Document).

 

Permitted Lien” means any of the following: (a) mechanics and materialman Liens and other statutory Liens (including Liens for taxes, fees, assessments and other governmental charges or levies) in respect of any amount (i) which is not at the time overdue or (ii) which may be overdue but the validity of which is being contested at the time in good faith by appropriate proceedings, in each case so long as the holder of such Lien has not taken any action to foreclose or otherwise exercise any remedies with respect to such Lien; and (b) Liens which are permitted in writing by the Secured Party in its sole and absolute discretion.

 

Person” means any natural person, corporation, limited liability company, trust, joint venture, association, company, partnership, governmental authority or other entity.

 

State” means the State of New York.

 

Supplemental Loan Documents” means any other document, agreement or instrument evidencing any debt or similar obligation owing from the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries (including, without limitation, the Company) to the Secured Party.

 

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Transaction Documents” means, collectively, the SPA, the Note, the Guaranty, any Supplemental Loan Document, this Agreement or any other “Transaction Documents” as defined in the SPA, , in each case as amended, supplemented, novated and/or replaced from time to time in accordance with the applicable terms thereof.

 

2. Grant of Security Interest.

 

2.1. Grant; Collateral Description. The Company hereby grants to the Secured Party, to secure the payment and performance in full of all of the Obligations, a security interest in and pledges and assigns to the Secured Party the following properties, assets and rights of the Company, wherever located, whether now owned or hereafter acquired or arising, and all proceeds and products thereof (all of the same being hereinafter called the “Collateral”): all personal and fixture property of every kind and nature including all goods (including inventory, equipment and any accessions thereto), instruments (including promissory notes), documents (whether tangible or electronic), accounts (including health-care-insurance receivables), chattel paper (whether tangible or electronic), deposit accounts, letter-of-credit rights (whether or not the letter of credit is evidenced by a writing), commercial tort claims, securities and all other investment property, supporting obligations, any other contract rights or rights to the payment of money, insurance claims and proceeds, and all general intangibles (including all payment intangibles). Notwithstanding the foregoing, no security interest is granted in (a) any leasehold interest in real property and any fee-owned real property, and (b) any “intent to use” trademark applications, in each case, only until such time as the Company begins to use such trademarks or files a “Statement of Use” or “Amendment to Allege Use” (in which case, the security interest in such trademark shall be deemed granted by the Company at such time and will attach immediately).

 

2.2. Commercial Tort Claims. The Secured Party acknowledges that the attachment of its security interest in any commercial tort claim as original collateral is subject to the Company’s compliance with §4.7.

 

2.3. Non-Transferable Collateral.

 

(a) The grant of the security interest contained in § 2.1 shall not extend to, and the term “Collateral” shall not include, any directly held investment property, or any general intangibles, now or hereafter held or owned by the Company, to the extent, in each case, that (i) a security interest may not be granted by the Company in such directly held investment property or general intangibles as a matter of law, or under the terms of the governing document applicable thereto, without the consent of one or more applicable parties thereto and (ii) such consent has not been obtained.

 

(b) The grant of the security interest contained in § 2.1 shall extend to, and the term “Collateral” shall include, (i) any and all proceeds of such directly held investment property or general intangibles to the extent that the proceeds are not themselves directly held investment property or general intangibles subject to § 2.3(a) and (ii) upon any such applicable party or parties’ consent with respect to any otherwise excluded directly held investment property or general intangibles being obtained, thereafter such directly held investment property or general intangibles.

 

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(c) The provisions of § 2.3(a) shall not apply to (i) directly held investment property or general intangibles to the extent that the restriction on the Company granting a security interest therein is not effective under applicable law or (ii) payment intangibles.

 

3. Authorization to File Financing Statements. The Company hereby irrevocably authorizes the Secured Party at any time and from time to time until payment in full, in cash, of all of the Obligations (other than contingent indemnification obligations for which no claims have been made) to file in any filing office in any Uniform Commercial Code jurisdiction which the Secured Party considers necessary to perfect the Secured Party’s interest in the Collateral any initial financing statements and amendments thereto that (a) indicate the Collateral (i) as all assets of the Company or words of similar effect, regardless of whether any particular asset comprised in the Collateral falls within the scope of Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code of the State or such other jurisdiction, or (ii) as being of an equal or lesser scope or with greater detail, and (b) provide any other information required by part 5 of Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code of the State or such other jurisdiction for the sufficiency or filing office acceptance of any financing statement or amendment, including whether the Company is an organization, the type of organization and any organizational identification number issued to the Company. The Company agrees to furnish any such information to the Secured Party promptly upon the Secured Party’s reasonable request.

 

4. Other Actions. Further to insure the attachment, perfection and first priority of, and the ability of the Secured Party to enforce, the Secured Party’s security interest in the Collateral, the Company agrees, in each case at the Company’s expense, to take the following actions with respect to the following Collateral and without limitation on the Company’s other obligations contained in this Agreement:

 

4.1. Promissory Notes and Tangible Chattel Paper. If the Company shall, now or at any time hereafter, hold or acquire any promissory notes or tangible chattel paper with an aggregate value for all such promissory notes or tangible chattel paper in excess of $50,000, the Company shall forthwith endorse, assign and deliver the same to the Secured Party, accompanied by such instruments of transfer or assignment duly executed in blank as the Secured Party may from time to time specify.

 

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4.2. Deposit Accounts. For each deposit account that the Company, now or at any time hereafter, opens or maintains the Company shall promptly, at the Secured Party’s written request and option (and in no event more than forty five (45) days after such request or such later date as the Secured Party may agree in its sole and absolute discretion), pursuant to an agreement in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Secured Party, either (a) cause the depositary bank to agree to comply without further consent of the Company, at any time with instructions from the Secured Party to such depositary bank directing the disposition of funds from time to time credited to such deposit account, or (b) arrange for the Secured Party to become the customer of the depositary bank with respect to the deposit account, with the Company being permitted, only with the consent of the Secured Party, to exercise rights to withdraw funds from such deposit account. The Secured Party agrees with the Company that the Secured Party shall not give any such instructions or withhold any withdrawal rights from the Company, unless an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, or, if effect were given to any withdrawal not otherwise permitted by the Transaction Documents, would occur. The provisions of this paragraph shall not apply to (i) any deposit account for which the Company, the depositary bank and the Secured Party have entered into a cash collateral agreement specially negotiated among the Company, the depositary bank and the Secured Party for the specific purpose set forth therein, (ii) any deposit accounts specially and exclusively used for payroll, payroll taxes and other employee wage and benefit payments to or for the benefit of the Company’s salaried employees, and (iii) any deposit account with a stated balance in the amount of less than $100,000 and, when taken together with all other deposit accounts not subject to an agreement of the type set forth in the first sentence hereof, have aggregate balances in an amount of less than $150,000.

 

4.3. Investment Property. If the Company shall, now or at any time hereafter, hold or acquire any certificated securities, the Company shall forthwith endorse, assign and deliver the same to the Secured Party, accompanied by such instruments of transfer or assignment duly executed in blank as the Secured Party may from time to time reasonably specify. If any securities now or hereafter acquired by the Company are uncertificated and are issued to the Company or its nominee directly by the issuer thereof, the Company shall promptly (but in any event within two (2) Business Days) notify the Secured Party thereof and, at the Secured Party’s request and option, pursuant to an agreement in form and substance satisfactory to the Secured Party, either (a) cause the issuer to agree to comply without further consent of the Company or such nominee, at any time with instructions from the Secured Party as to such securities, or (b) arrange for the Secured Party to become the registered owner of the securities. If any securities, whether certificated or uncertificated, or other investment property now or hereafter acquired by the Company are held by the Company or its nominee through a securities intermediary or commodity intermediary, the Company shall promptly (but in any event within two (2) Business Days) notify the Secured Party thereof and, at the Secured Party’s request and option, pursuant to an agreement in form and substance satisfactory to the Secured Party, either (i) cause such securities intermediary or (as the case may be) commodity intermediary to agree to comply, in each case without further consent of the Company or such nominee, at any time with entitlement orders or other instructions from the Secured Party to such securities intermediary as to such securities or other investment property, or (as the case may be) to apply any value distributed on account of any commodity contract as directed by the Secured Party to such commodity intermediary, or (ii) in the case of financial assets or other investment property held through a securities intermediary, arrange for the Secured Party to become the entitlement holder with respect to such investment property, with the Company being permitted, only with the consent of the Secured Party, to exercise rights to withdraw or otherwise deal with such investment property. The Secured Party agrees with the Company that the Secured Party shall not give any such entitlement orders or instructions or directions to any such issuer, securities intermediary or commodity intermediary, and shall not withhold its consent to the exercise of any withdrawal or dealing rights by the Company, unless an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, or, after giving effect to any such investment and withdrawal rights not otherwise permitted by the Transaction Documents, would occur. The provisions of this paragraph shall not apply to any financial assets credited to a securities account for which the Secured Party is the securities intermediary.

 

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4.4. Collateral in the Possession of a Bailee. If any Collateral with an aggregate value in excess of $50,000 is, now or at any time hereafter, in the possession of a bailee, the Company shall promptly notify the Secured Party thereof and, at the Secured Party’s reasonable request and option, shall promptly use commercially reasonable efforts to obtain an acknowledgement from the bailee, in form and substance satisfactory to the Secured Party, that the bailee holds such Collateral for the benefit of the Secured Party and such bailee’s agreement to comply, without further consent of the Company, at any time with instructions of the Secured Party as to such Collateral. The Secured Party agrees with the Company that the Secured Party shall not give any such instructions unless an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing.

 

4.5. Electronic Chattel Paper, Electronic Documents and Transferable Records. If the Company, now or at any time hereafter, holds or acquires an interest in any Collateral that is electronic chattel paper, any electronic document or any “transferable record,” as that term is defined in Section 201 of the federal Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act, or in §16 of the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act as in effect in any relevant jurisdiction, the Company shall promptly notify the Secured Party thereof and, at the request and option of the Secured Party, shall take such action as the Secured Party may reasonably request to vest in the Secured Party control, under §9-105 of the Uniform Commercial Code of the State or any other relevant jurisdiction, of such electronic chattel paper, control, under §7-106 of the Uniform Commercial Code of the State or any other relevant jurisdiction, of such electronic document or control, under Section 201 of the federal Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act or, as the case may be, §16 of the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act, as so in effect in such jurisdiction, of such transferable record. The Secured Party agrees with the Company that the Secured Party will arrange, pursuant to procedures satisfactory to the Secured Party and so long as such procedures will not result in the Secured Party’s loss of control, for the Company to make alterations to the electronic chattel paper, electronic document or transferable record permitted under UCC §9-105, UCC §7-106, or, as the case may be, Section 201 of the federal Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act or §16 of the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act for a party in control to make without loss of control, unless an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing or would occur after taking into account any action by the Company with respect to such electronic chattel paper, electronic document or transferable record. The provisions of this §4.5 relating to electronic documents and “control” under UCC §7-106 apply in the event that the 2003 revisions to Article 7, with amendments to Article 9, of the Uniform Commercial Code, in substantially the form approved by the American Law Institute and the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, are now or hereafter adopted and become effective in the State or in any other relevant jurisdiction.

 

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4.6. Letter-of-Credit Rights. If the Company is, now or at any time hereafter, a beneficiary under a letter of credit with a stated amount in excess of $25,000, or if the Company is a beneficiary under letters of credit not assigned to the Secured Party with an aggregate stated amount in excess of $50,000, the Company shall promptly notify the Secured Party thereof and, at the request and option of the Secured Party, the Company shall, pursuant to an agreement in form and substance satisfactory to the Secured Party, either (a) arrange for the issuer and any confirmer of such letter of credit to consent to an assignment to the Secured Party of the proceeds of the letter of credit or (b) arrange for the Secured Party to become the transferee beneficiary of the letter of credit. The Secured Party agrees with the Company that the Secured Party shall not give any such instructions unless an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing

 

4.7. Commercial Tort Claims. If the Company shall, now or at any time hereafter, hold or acquire a commercial tort claim, the Company shall promptly notify the Secured Party in a writing signed by the Company of the particulars thereof and grant to the Secured Party in such writing a security interest therein and in the proceeds thereof, all upon the terms of this Agreement, with such writing to be in form and substance satisfactory to the Secured Party.

 

4.8. Other Actions as to any and all Collateral. The Company further agrees, upon the request of the Secured Party and at the Secured Party’s option, to take any and all other actions as the Secured Party may reasonably determine to be necessary or useful for the attachment, perfection and first priority of (subject to Permitted Liens), and the ability of the Secured Party to enforce, the Secured Party’s security interest in any and all of the Collateral, including (a) executing, delivering and, where appropriate, filing financing statements and amendments relating thereto under the Uniform Commercial Code of any relevant jurisdiction, to the extent, if any, that the Company’s signature thereon is required therefor, (b) causing the Secured Party’s name to be noted as secured party on any certificate of title for a titled good with a stated amount in excess of $50,000 if such notation is a condition to attachment, perfection or priority of, or ability of the Secured Party to enforce, the Secured Party’s security interest in such Collateral, (c) complying with any provision of any statute, regulation or treaty of the United States as to any Collateral if compliance with such provision is a condition to attachment, perfection or priority of, or ability of the Secured Party to enforce, the Secured Party’s security interest in such Collateral, (d) obtaining governmental and other third party waivers, consents and approvals, in form and substance satisfactory to the Secured Party, including any consent of any licensor, lessor or other Person obligated on Collateral, (e) obtaining waivers from mortgagees and landlords where Collateral in excess of $50,000 is located (so long as the value of all Collateral where waivers from mortgagees and landlords have not been obtained does not exceed $100,000) in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Secured Party and (f) taking all actions under any other law, as reasonably determined by the Secured Party to be applicable in any relevant Uniform Commercial Code or other jurisdiction, including any foreign jurisdiction.

 

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4.9. Relation to other Security Documents. Concurrently herewith the Company is also executing and delivering to the Secured Party the Trademark Security Agreement pursuant to which the Company is assigning to the Secured Party certain Collateral consisting of trademarks, service marks and trademark and service mark rights, together with the goodwill appurtenant thereto. The provisions of the Trademark Security Agreement are supplemental to the provisions of this Agreement and nothing contained in the Trademark Security Agreement shall derogate from any of the rights or remedies of the Secured Party hereunder. Nor will anything contained in the Trademark Security Agreement be deemed to prevent or extend the time of attachment or perfection of any security interest in such Collateral created hereby.

 

5. Representations and Warranties Concerning the Company’s Legal Status. The Company has, on the date hereof, delivered to the Secured Party a certificate signed by the Company and entitled “Perfection Certificate” (the “Perfection Certificate”). The Company represents and warrants to the Secured Party as follows: as of the date hereof (a) the Company’s exact legal name is that indicated on the Perfection Certificate and on the signature page hereof, (b) the Company is an organization of the type, and is organized in the jurisdiction, set forth in the Perfection Certificate, (c) the Perfection Certificate accurately sets forth the Company’s organizational identification number or accurately states that the Company has none, (d) the Perfection Certificate accurately sets forth the Company’s place of business or, if more than one, its chief executive office, as well as the Company’s mailing address, if different, (e) all other information pertaining to the Company set forth on the Perfection Certificate is accurate and complete in all material respects, and (f) there has been no change in any of such information since the date on which the Perfection Certificate was signed by the Company.

 

6. Covenants Concerning Company’s Legal Status. The Company covenants with the Secured Party as follows: (a) without providing at least ten (10) days prior written notice to the Secured Party, the Company will not change its name, its place of business or, if more than one, chief executive office, or its mailing address or organizational identification number if it has one, (b) if the Company does not have an organizational identification number and later obtains one, the Company will forthwith notify the Secured Party of such organizational identification number, and (c) the Company will not change its type of organization, jurisdiction of organization or other legal structure without the Secured Party’s prior written consent (which consent will not, in the case of a change in the type of organization, be unreasonably withheld).

 

7. Representations and Warranties Concerning Collateral, Etc. The Company further represents and warrants to the Secured Party as follows: (a) the Company is the owner of or has other rights in or power to transfer the Collateral, free from any right or claim of any Person or any adverse lien, except for the security interest created by this Agreement and the Permitted Liens, (b) none of the account debtors or other Persons obligated on any of the Collateral is a governmental authority covered by the Federal Assignment of Claims Act or like federal, state or local statute or rule in respect of such Collateral, (c) the Company holds no commercial tort claim except as indicated on the Company’s Perfection Certificate dated as of the date hereof or as otherwise updated by written notice to the Secured Party, (d) all other information set forth on the Company’s Perfection Certificate pertaining to the Collateral is accurate and complete in all material respects as of the date of such Perfection Certificate, and (e) there has been no change in any of such information since the date on which the Company’s Perfection Certificate was signed by the Company except as any such changes have been disclosed to the Secured Party in writing.

 

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8. Covenants Concerning Collateral, Etc. The Company further covenants with the Secured Party as follows: (a) other than inventory sold in the ordinary course of business consistent with past practices, the Collateral, to the extent not delivered to the Secured Party pursuant to §4, will be kept at those locations listed on the Perfection Certificate and the Company will not remove the Collateral from such locations, without providing at least ten (10) Business Days prior written notice to the Secured Party, (b) except for the security interest herein granted, the Company shall be the owner of or have other rights in the Collateral free from any right or claim of any other Person or any Lien (other than Permitted Liens), and the Company shall defend the same against all claims and demands of all Persons at any time claiming the same or any interests therein adverse to the Secured Party, (c) other than in favor of the Secured Party or with respect to any Permitted Lien, the Company shall not pledge, mortgage or create, or suffer to exist any right of any Person in or claim by any Person to the Collateral, or any Lien in the Collateral in favor of any Person, or become bound (as provided in Section 9-203(d) of the Uniform Commercial Code of the State or any other relevant jurisdiction or otherwise) by a security agreement in favor of any Person as secured party, (d) the Company will permit the Secured Party, or its designee, to inspect the Collateral during normal business hours, wherever located, provided if any Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, any such inspection shall be permitted at any reasonable time, (e) the Company will pay promptly when due all taxes, assessments, governmental charges and levies upon the Collateral or incurred in connection with the use or operation of the Collateral or incurred in connection with this Agreement, and (f) the Company will not sell or otherwise dispose, or offer to sell or otherwise dispose, of the Collateral, or any interest therein except for (i) dispositions otherwise permitted under the SPA and the Note and (ii) so long as no Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, dispositions of obsolete or worn-out property, the granting of non-exclusive licenses in the ordinary course of business, and the sale of inventory in the ordinary course of business consistent with past practices.

 

9. Collateral Protection Expenses; Preservation of Collateral.

 

9.1. Expenses Incurred by Secured Party. In the Secured Party’s discretion, the Secured Party may discharge taxes and other encumbrances at any time levied or placed on any of the Collateral, and pay any necessary filing fees or insurance premiums, in each case if the Company fails to do so. The Company agrees to reimburse the Secured Party on demand for all expenditures so made. The Secured Party shall have no obligation to the Company to make any such expenditures, nor shall the making thereof be construed as a waiver or cure of any Event of Default.

 

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9.2. Secured Party’s Obligations and Duties. Anything herein to the contrary notwithstanding, the Company shall remain obligated and liable under each contract or agreement comprised in the Collateral to be observed or performed by the Company thereunder. The Secured Party shall not have any obligation or liability under any such contract or agreement by reason of or arising out of this Agreement or the receipt by the Secured Party of any payment relating to any of the Collateral, nor shall the Secured Party be obligated in any manner to perform any of the obligations of the Company under or pursuant to any such contract or agreement, to make inquiry as to the nature or sufficiency of any payment received by the Secured Party in respect of the Collateral or as to the sufficiency of any performance by any party under any such contract or agreement, to present or file any claim, to take any action to enforce any performance or to collect the payment of any amounts which may have been assigned to the Secured Party or to which the Secured Party may be entitled at any time or times. The Secured Party’s sole duty with respect to the custody, safe keeping and physical preservation of the Collateral in its possession, under §9-207 of the Uniform Commercial Code of the State or otherwise, shall be to deal with such Collateral in the same manner as the Secured Party deals with similar property for its own account.

 

10. Securities and Deposits. The Secured Party may at any time following and during the continuance of an Event of Default, at its option, transfer to itself or any nominee any securities constituting Collateral, receive any income thereon and hold such income as additional Collateral or apply it to the Obligations. Whether or not any Obligations are due, the Secured Party may, following and during the continuance of an Event of Default demand, sue for, collect, or make any settlement or compromise which it deems desirable with respect to the Collateral. Regardless of the adequacy of Collateral or any other security for the Obligations, any deposits or other sums at any time credited by or due from the Secured Party to the Company may at any time following and during the continuation of an Event of Default be applied to or set off against any of the Obligations then due and owing.

 

11. Notification to Account Debtors and Other Persons Obligated on Collateral. If an Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing:

 

(a) the Company shall, at the request and option of the Secured Party, notify account debtors and other Persons obligated on any of the Collateral of the security interest of the Secured Party in any account, chattel paper, general intangible, instrument or other Collateral and that payment thereof is to be made directly to the Secured Party or to any financial institution designated by the Secured Party as the Secured Party’s agent therefor;

 

(b) the Secured Party may itself, without notice to or demand upon the Company, so notify account debtors and other Persons obligated on Collateral;

 

(c) after the making of such a request or the giving of any such notification, the Company shall hold any proceeds of collection of accounts, chattel paper, general intangibles, instruments and other Collateral received by the Company as trustee for the Secured Party, for the benefit of the Secured Party, without commingling the same with other funds of the Company and shall turn the same over to the Secured Party in the identical form received, together with any necessary endorsements or assignments; and

 

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(d) the Secured Party shall apply the proceeds of collection of accounts, chattel paper, general intangibles, instruments and other Collateral and received by the Secured Party to the payment of the Obligations, such proceeds to be immediately credited after final payment in cash or other immediately available funds of the items giving rise to them.

 

12. Power of Attorney.

 

12.1. Appointment and Powers of Secured Party. The Company hereby irrevocably constitutes and appoints the Secured Party and any officer or agent thereof, with full power of substitution, as its true and lawful attorneys-in-fact with full irrevocable power and authority in the place and stead of the Company or in the Secured Party’s own name, for the purpose of carrying out the terms of this Agreement, to take any and all appropriate action and to execute any and all documents and instruments that may be necessary or useful to accomplish the purposes of this Agreement and, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, hereby gives said attorneys the power and right, on behalf of the Company, without notice to or assent by the Company, to do the following:

 

(a) upon the occurrence and during the continuance of an Event of Default, generally to sell, transfer, pledge, make any agreement with respect to or otherwise dispose of or deal with any of the Collateral in such manner as is consistent with the Uniform Commercial Code of the State or any other relevant jurisdiction and as fully and completely as though the Secured Party were the absolute owner thereof for all purposes, and to do, at the Company’s expense, at any time, or from time to time, all acts and things which the Secured Party deems necessary or useful to protect, preserve or realize upon the Collateral and the Secured Party’s security interest therein, in order to effect the intent of this Agreement, all no less fully and effectively as the Company might do, including (i) upon written notice to the Company, the exercise of voting rights with respect to voting securities, which rights may be exercised, if the Secured Party so elects, with a view to causing the liquidation of assets of the issuer of any such securities and (ii) the execution, delivery and recording, in connection with any sale or other disposition of any Collateral, of the endorsements, assignments or other instruments of conveyance or transfer with respect to such Collateral; and

 

(b) to the extent that the Company’s authorization given in §3 is not sufficient, to file such financing statements with respect hereto, with or without the Company’s signature, or a photocopy of this Agreement in substitution for a financing statement, as the Secured Party may deem appropriate and to execute in the Company’s name such financing statements and amendments thereto and continuation statements which may require the Company’s signature.

 

12.2. Ratification by Company. To the extent permitted by law, the Company hereby ratifies all that said attorneys shall lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof. This power of attorney is a power coupled with an interest and is irrevocable until such time as all of the Obligations have been repaid in full in cash (other than contingent indemnification obligations for which no claims have been made).

 

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12.3. No Duty on Secured Party. The powers conferred on the Secured Party hereunder are solely to protect the interests of the Secured Party in the Collateral and shall not impose any duty upon the Secured Party to exercise any such powers. The Secured Party shall be accountable only for the amounts that it actually receives as a result of the exercise of such powers, and neither it nor any of its officers, directors, employees or agents shall be responsible to the Company for any act or failure to act, except for the Secured Party’s own gross negligence or willful misconduct.

 

13. Rights and Remedies.

 

13.1. General. If an Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, the Secured Party, without any other notice to or demand upon the Company, shall have in any jurisdiction in which enforcement hereof is sought, in addition to all other rights and remedies, the rights and remedies of a secured party under the Uniform Commercial Code of the State or any other relevant jurisdiction and any additional rights and remedies as may be provided to a secured party in any jurisdiction in which Collateral is located, including the right to take possession of the Collateral, and for that purpose the Secured Party may, so far as the Company can give authority therefor, enter upon any premises on which the Collateral may be situated and remove the same therefrom. The Secured Party may in its discretion require the Company to assemble all or any part of the Collateral at such location or locations within the jurisdiction(s) of the Company’s principal office(s) or at such other locations as the Secured Party may reasonably designate. Unless the Collateral is perishable or threatens to decline speedily in value or is of a type customarily sold on a recognized market, the Secured Party shall give to the Company at least ten (10) Business Days prior written notice of the time and place of any public sale of Collateral or of the time after which any private sale or any other intended disposition is to be made. The Company hereby acknowledges that ten (10) Business Days prior written notice of such sale or sales shall be reasonable notice. In addition, the Company waives any and all rights that it may have to a judicial hearing in advance of the enforcement of any of the Secured Party’s rights and remedies hereunder, including its right following an Event of Default to take immediate possession of the Collateral and to exercise its rights and remedies with respect thereto.

 

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14. Standards for Exercising Rights and Remedies. To the extent that applicable law imposes duties on the Secured Party to exercise remedies in a commercially reasonable manner, the Company acknowledges and agrees that it is not commercially unreasonable for the Secured Party (a) to fail to incur expenses reasonably deemed significant by the Secured Party to prepare Collateral for disposition or otherwise to fail to complete raw material or work in process into finished goods or other finished products for disposition, (b) to fail to obtain third party consents for access to Collateral to be disposed of, or to obtain or, if not required by other law, to fail to obtain governmental or third party consents for the collection or disposition of Collateral to be collected or disposed of, (c) to fail to exercise collection remedies against account debtors or other Persons obligated on Collateral or to fail to remove Liens on or any adverse claims against Collateral, (d) to exercise collection remedies against account debtors and other Persons obligated on the Collateral directly or through the use of collection agencies and other collection specialists, (e) to advertise dispositions of the Collateral through publications or media of general circulation, whether or not the Collateral is of a specialized nature, (f) to contact other Persons, whether or not in the same business as the Company, for expressions of interest in acquiring all or any portion of the Collateral, (g) to hire one or more professional auctioneers to assist in the disposition of the Collateral, whether or not the collateral is of a specialized nature, (h) to dispose of the Collateral by utilizing Internet sites that provide for the auction of assets of the types included in the Collateral or that have the reasonable capability of doing so, or that match buyers and sellers of assets, (i) to dispose of assets in wholesale rather than retail markets, (j) to disclaim disposition warranties, (k) to purchase insurance or credit enhancements to insure the Secured Party against risks of loss, collection or disposition of the Collateral or to provide to the Secured Party a guaranteed return from the collection or disposition of such Collateral, or (l) to the extent deemed appropriate by the Secured Party, to obtain the services of brokers, investment bankers, consultants and other professionals to assist the Secured Party in the collection or disposition of any of the Collateral. The Company acknowledges that the purpose of this §14 is to provide non-exhaustive indications of what actions or omissions by the Secured Party would fulfill the Secured Party’s duties under the Uniform Commercial Code of the State or any other relevant jurisdiction in the Secured Party’s exercise of remedies against the Collateral and that other actions or omissions by the Secured Party shall not be deemed to fail to fulfill such duties solely on account of not being indicated in this §14. Without limitation upon the foregoing, nothing contained in this §14 shall be construed to grant any rights to the Company or to impose any duties on the Secured Party that would not have been granted or imposed by this Agreement or by applicable law in the absence of this §14.

 

15. No Waiver by Secured Party, etc. The Secured Party shall not be deemed to have waived any of its rights and remedies in respect of the Obligations or the Collateral unless such waiver shall be in writing and signed by the Secured Party. No delay or omission on the part of the Secured Party in exercising any right or remedy shall operate as a waiver of such right or remedy or any other right or remedy. A waiver on any one occasion shall not be construed as a bar to or waiver of any right or remedy on any future occasion. All rights and remedies of the Secured Party with respect to the Obligations or the Collateral, whether evidenced hereby or by any other instrument or papers, shall be cumulative and may be exercised singularly, alternatively, successively or concurrently at such time or at such times as the Secured Party deems expedient.

 

16. Suretyship Waivers by Company. The Company waives demand, notice, protest, notice of acceptance of this Agreement, notice of loans made, credit extended, Collateral received or delivered or other action taken in reliance hereon and all other demands and notices of any description. With respect to both the Obligations and the Collateral, the Company assents to any extension or postponement of the time of payment or any other indulgence, to any substitution, exchange or release of or failure to perfect any security interest in any such Collateral, to the addition or release of any party or Person primarily or secondarily liable, to the acceptance of partial payment thereon and the settlement, compromising or adjusting of any thereof, all in such manner and at such time or times as the Secured Party may deem advisable. The Secured Party shall have no duty as to the collection or protection of the Collateral or any income therefrom, the preservation of rights against prior parties, or the preservation of any rights pertaining thereto beyond the safe custody thereof as set forth in §9.2. The Company further waives any and all other suretyship defenses.

 

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17. Marshaling. The Secured Party shall not be required to marshal any present or future collateral security (including but not limited to the Collateral) for, or other assurances of payment of, the Obligations or any of them or to resort to such collateral security or other assurances of payment in any particular order, and all of the rights and remedies of the Secured Party hereunder and of the Secured Party in respect of such collateral security and other assurances of payment shall be cumulative and in addition to all other rights and remedies, however existing or arising. To the extent that it lawfully may, the Company hereby agrees that it will not invoke any law relating to the marshaling of collateral which might cause delay in or impede the enforcement of the Secured Party’s rights and remedies under this Agreement or under any other instrument creating or evidencing any of the Obligations or under which any of the Obligations is outstanding or by which any of the Obligations is secured or payment thereof is otherwise assured, and, to the extent that it lawfully may, the Company hereby irrevocably waives the benefits of all such laws.

 

18. Proceeds of Dispositions; Expenses. The Company shall pay to the Secured Party promptly on demand (but in any event within two (2) Business Days of such demand) any and all expenses, including attorneys’ fees and disbursements, incurred or paid by the Secured Party in protecting or preserving the Secured Party’s rights and remedies under or in respect of any of the Obligations or any of the Collateral and any such expenses incurred in releasing any security interest granted hereunder and, in addition, the Company shall pay to the Secured Party on demand any and all expenses, including attorneys’ fees and disbursements, incurred or paid by the Secured Party in enforcing the Secured Party’s rights and remedies under or in respect of any of the Obligations or any of the Collateral. After deducting all of said expenses, the residue of any proceeds of collection or sale or other disposition of Collateral shall, to the extent actually received in cash, be applied to the payment of the Obligations in such order or preference as is provided in the SPA, proper allowance and provision being made for any Obligations not then due. Upon the final payment and satisfaction in full of all of the Obligations (other than contingent indemnification obligations for which no claims have been made) and after making any payments required by Sections 9-608(a)(1)(C) or 9-615(a)(3) of the Uniform Commercial Code of the State, any excess shall be returned to the Company. In the absence of final payment and satisfaction in full of all of the Obligations, the Company shall remain liable for any deficiency.

 

19. Overdue Amounts. Until paid, all amounts due and payable by the Company hereunder shall be a debt secured by the Collateral and shall bear, whether before or after judgment, interest at the rate of interest for overdue principal set forth in the SPA or applicable Transaction Document.

 

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20. Governing Law; Consent to Jurisdiction. This Agreement IS A contract UNDER the laws of the state of NEW YORK and shall for all purposes be construed in accordance with and governed by the laws of SAID state of NEW YORK. the Company and THE SECURED PARTY EACH agree that any suit for the enforcement of this agreement or any other action brought by SUCH PERSON arising hereunder or in any way related to this agreement SHALL BE BROUGHT IN THE COURTS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK IN THE BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN OR ANY FEDERAL COURT SITTING THEREIN AND CONSENTS TO THE NONEXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION OF SUCH COURT AND SERVICE OF PROCESS IN ANY SUCH SUIT BEING MADE UPON SUCH PERSON BY MAIL AT THE ADDRESS SPECIFIED ON THE SIGNATURE PAGE OF EACH PARTY HERETO. the Company AND THE SECURED PARTY EACH hereby waiveS any objection that it may now or hereafter have to the venue of any suit BROUGHT IN the state of new york or any court SITTING THEREIN or that A suit BROUGHT THEREIN is brought in an inconvenient court.

 

21. Waiver of Jury Trial. THE COMPANY AND THE SECURED PARTY WAIVES ITS RIGHT TO A JURY TRIAL WITH RESPECT TO ANY ACTION OR CLAIM ARISING OUT OF ANY DISPUTE IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT, ANY RIGHTS OR OBLIGATIONS HEREUNDER OR THE PERFORMANCE OR ENFORCEMENT OF ANY SUCH RIGHTS OR OBLIGATIONS. Except as prohibited by law, the Company waives any right which it may have to claim or recover in any litigation referred to in the preceding sentence any special, exemplary, punitive or consequential damages or any damages other than, or in addition to, actual damages. The Company (a) certifies that neither the Secured Party nor any representative, agent or attorney of the Secured Party has represented, expressly or otherwise, that the Secured Party would not, in the event of litigation, seek to enforce the foregoing waivers or other waivers contained in this Agreement and (b) acknowledges that, in entering into this Agreement and any other Transaction Document to which the Secured Party is a party, the Secured Party is relying upon, among other things, the waivers and certifications contained in this §21.

 

22. Notices. All notices, requests and other communications hereunder shall be made in the manner set forth in the Guaranty.

 

23. Miscellaneous. The headings of each section of this Agreement are for convenience only and shall not define or limit the provisions thereof. This Agreement and all rights and obligations hereunder shall be binding upon the Company and its successors and assigns, and shall inure to the benefit of the Secured Party and its successors and assigns. If any term of this Agreement shall be held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the validity of all other terms hereof shall in no way be affected thereby, and this Agreement shall be construed and be enforceable as if such invalid, illegal or unenforceable term had not been included herein. The Company acknowledges receipt of a copy of this Agreement.

 

[Signature pages to follow]

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, intending to be legally bound, the Company has caused this Agreement to be duly executed as of the date first above written.

 

  PARTS iD, LLC
   
  By: /s/ John Pendleton
    Name:  John Pendleton
    Title: Executive Vice President, Legal & Corporate Affairs

 

Accepted:  
   
LIND GLOBAL FUND II LP  
By: Lind Global Partners II LLC, its
general partner
 
   
By:  /s/ Jeff Easton  
  Title: Jeff Easton, Managing Member  

 

 

 

 

Exhibit 10.6

 

PLEDGE AGREEMENT

 

This PLEDGE AGREEMENT (this “Agreement”) is made as of July 14, 2023, by and between PARTS iD, INC., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”) and LIND GLOBAL FUND II, LP (the “Secured Party”).

 

WHEREAS, the Company (a) and the Secured Party have entered into that certain Securities Purchase Agreement dated as of the date hereof (as amended and in effect from time to time, the “SPA”) and (b) has issued to the Secured Party that certain Senior Secured Convertible Promissory Note dated as of the date hereof (as amended and in effect from time to time, the “Note”); and

 

WHEREAS, the Company is the direct legal and beneficial owner of the percentage or number of units, as the case may be, of the issued and outstanding shares of each class of the outstanding membership interests, or other equity interests (the “Initial Equity Interests”) of each of the entities set forth on Annex A hereto (collectively, the “Subsidiaries” and each, a “Subsidiary”); and

 

WHEREAS, it is a condition precedent to the obligations of the Secured Party to fund the Note under the SPA that the Company execute and deliver to the Secured Party all Transaction Documents (as such term is defined in the SPA) to which it is a party; and

 

WHEREAS, the Company wishes to the grant a security interest to the Secured Party in all of the Company’s right, title and interest in all of the Equity Interests in each Subsidiary to secure all Secured Obligations owing to the Secured Party; and

 

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises contained herein and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the parties hereto agree as follows:

 

1. Pledge. 

 

1.1. Pledge of Equity Interests. (i) The Company hereby ratifies and affirms the grant of security interests made pursuant to the Security Agreement, and (ii) in addition, the Company hereby pledges, assigns, grants a security interest in, and delivers to the Secured Party, all of the shares of capital stock, limited liability company membership units or other units of equity ownership of every class of each of the Subsidiaries, as more fully described on Annex A hereto, including without limitation, (a) all payments or distributions, whether in cash, property or otherwise, at any time owing or payable to the Company on account of its interest as a member or shareholder in any of the Subsidiaries, (b) all of the Company’s rights and interest under each of the Operating Agreements or other organizational documents of the applicable Subsidiary, including all voting and management rights and rights to grant or withhold consents or approvals; (c) all rights of access and inspection to and use of all books and records, including computer software and computer software programs, of each of the Subsidiaries, (d) all other rights, interests, property or claims to which the Company may be entitled in its capacity as the member or shareholder of any Subsidiary, and (e) all proceeds, income from, increases in and products of any of the foregoing. The certificates for such shares, membership units or other units of equity ownership of every class, to the extent that such interests are represented by certificates, accompanied by stock powers or other appropriate instruments of assignment thereof duly executed in blank by the Company, have been (or within two (2) Business Days following the date hereof, or with regard to any Subsidiaries formed or acquired following the date hereof, such date of formation or acquisition, in each case, as may be extended by the Secured Party, will be) delivered to the Secured Party.

 

 

 

1.2. Additional Equity Interests. In case the Company shall acquire any additional shares of the capital stock, membership interests of other Equity Interests of any Subsidiary or corporation, limited liability company or other entity which is the successor of any Subsidiary, or any securities exchangeable for or convertible into shares of such capital stock, membership interests or other Equity Interests of any class of any Subsidiary, whether by purchase, stock dividend, stock split or otherwise, then such shares or other securities shall be subject to the pledge, assignment and security interest granted to the Secured Party under this Agreement and the Company shall deliver to the Secured Party forthwith any certificates therefor, accompanied by stock powers, unit powers or other appropriate instruments of assignment duly executed by the Company in blank. The Company agrees that the Secured Party may from time to time attach as Annex A hereto an updated list of the shares of capital stock, membership interests, other Equity Interests or securities at the time pledged to the Secured Party hereunder.

 

1.3. Pledge of any account into which cash collateral is held. The Company also hereby pledges, assigns, grants a security interest in, and delivers to the Secured Party, any account into which any Cash Collateral is deposited and all of the Cash Collateral as such terms are hereinafter defined.

 

1.4. Waiver of Operating Agreement Restrictions. The Company irrevocably waives any and all provisions of any Operating Agreement or other organizational document of any Subsidiary that (a) prohibit, restrict, condition or otherwise affect the grant hereunder of any Lien on any of the Securities Collateral or any enforcement action which may be taken in respect of any such Lien; or (b) otherwise conflict with the terms of this Agreement.

 

2. DefinitionsAll capitalized terms used herein without definition shall have the respective meanings provided therefor in the SPA. Terms used herein and not defined in the SPA or otherwise defined herein that are defined in the Uniform Commercial Code of the State of New York (the “NY UCC”) have such defined meanings herein (with terms used in Article 9 controlling over terms used in another Article), unless the context otherwise indicated or requires, and the following terms shall have the following meanings:

 

“Cash Collateral” has the meaning provided for such term in §4 hereof.

 

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“Equity Interests” means the Initial Equity Interests and any additional shares of stock, membership interests or other Equity Interests at the time pledged to the Secured Party hereunder and the interests described in clauses (a) through (e) of clause (ii) of §1.1 of this Agreement

 

“Event of Default” means the occurrence of any “Event of Default” under and as defined in each of the SPA or the Note, or the failure of the Company to comply with any of its covenants or agreements set forth in any of the Transaction Document (including this Agreement) to which it is a party and such failure continues beyond any applicable cure period expressly provided for therein (if any).

 

“Guarantors” means, collectively, each person or entity which provides a guarantee of all or any portion of the Obligations of the Parent to the Secured Party, including, without limitation, any Subsidiary.

 

“Obligations” has the meaning set forth in the Security Agreement.

 

“Operating Agreement(s)” means, as to any Subsidiary which is a limited liability company, the operating agreement of such Subsidiary.

 

Person” has the meaning set forth in the Security Agreement.

 

“Securities Act” has the meaning provided for such term in §7.3 hereof.

 

“Securities Collateral” means the property at any time pledged to the Secured Party hereunder, including, without limitation, the Equity Interests, and all income therefrom, increases therein and proceeds thereof, including without limitation that included in Cash Collateral. The term does not include any income, increases or proceeds received by the Company to the extent expressly permitted by §6.

 

Security Agreement” means that certain Security Agreement dated as of the date hereof by and between the Company and the Secured Party, as the same may be amended, restated, modified or otherwise supplemented from time to time.

 

Supplemental Loan Documents” has the meaning set forth in the Security Agreement.

 

“Transaction Documents” means, collectively, the SPA, the Note, the Security Agreement, any Supplemental Loan Document, this Agreement or any other “Transaction Documents” as defined in the SPA, in each case as amended, supplemented, novated and/or replaced from time to time in accordance with the applicable terms thereof.

 

3. Security for Obligations. This Agreement and the security interest in and pledge of the Securities Collateral hereunder are made with and granted to the Secured Party as security for the payment and performance in full of all the Obligations.

 

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4. Liquidation, Recapitalization, etc. Any sums or other property paid or distributed upon or with respect to any of the Equity Interests, whether by dividend or redemption or upon the liquidation or dissolution of the issuer thereof or otherwise, shall, except to the limited extent provided in §6, be paid over and delivered to the Secured Party to be held by the Secured Party as security for the payment and performance in full of all of the Obligations. To the extent any such property paid or distributed pursuant to the immediately preceding sentence is in the form of money, the Secured Party shall have the right (but not the obligation) to deposit such money in a deposit account with a depository satisfactory to the Secured Party and any such funds may be invested in such items as the Secured Party may elect, and the Secured Party shall have a perfected security interest in all such sums or other property so paid or distributed and all proceeds thereof (and any interest earned shall continue to be held by the Secured Party as security for the payment and performance in full of all of the Obligations). Any money so received by the Secured Party pursuant to this §4, any account into which it shall be deposited and all proceeds thereof shall be referred to herein as the “Cash Collateral”. In case, pursuant to the recapitalization or reclassification of the capital of the issuer thereof or pursuant to the reorganization thereof, any distribution of capital shall be made on or in respect of any of the Equity Interests or any property shall be distributed upon or with respect to any of the Equity Interests, the property so distributed shall be delivered to the Secured Party, to be held by it as security for the Obligations. Except to the limited extent provided in §6, all sums of money and property paid or distributed in respect of the Equity Interests, whether as a dividend or upon such a liquidation, dissolution, recapitalization or reclassification or otherwise, that are received by the Company shall, until paid or delivered to the Secured Party, be held in trust for the Secured Party as security for the payment and performance in full of all of the Obligations.

 

5. Warranty of Title; Authority. The Company hereby represents and warrants that: (a) the Company has good and marketable title to, and is the sole record and beneficial owner of, the Equity Interests described in §1, subject to no pledges, liens, security interests, charges, options, restrictions or other encumbrances except the pledge and security interest created by the Security Agreement and this Agreement and Permitted Liens (as defined in the Security Agreement), (b) each of the Equity Interests described in §1 is validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable, (c) the Company has full power, authority and legal right to execute, deliver and perform its obligations under this Agreement and to pledge and grant a security interest in all of the Securities Collateral pursuant to this Agreement, and the execution, delivery and performance hereof and the pledge of and granting of a security interest in the Securities Collateral hereunder have been duly authorized by all necessary corporate or other action and do not contravene in any material respect any law, rule or regulation or any provision of the Company’s or any Subsidiary’s charter documents or by-laws or of any judgment, decree or order of any tribunal or of any agreement or instrument to which the Company or any Subsidiary is a party or by which it or any of its property is bound or affected or constitute a default thereunder, and (d) the information set forth in Annex A hereto relating to the Equity Interests is true, correct and complete in all respects. The Company covenants that it will defend the rights of the Secured Party and security interest of the Secured Party in such Equity Interests against the claims and demands of all other Persons whomsoever.

 

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6. Dividends, Voting, etc., Prior to Maturity. So long as no Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, the Company shall be entitled to receive and retain all cash dividends paid in respect of the Equity Interests (and to retain such amounts, to distribute such amounts to the members of the issuer thereof, or to otherwise retain or utilize such amounts in any manner with does not violate this Agreement, in each case, free of any claim or security interest granted pursuant to this Agreement), to vote the Equity Interests and to give consents, waivers and ratifications in respect of the Equity Interests; provided, however, that no vote shall be cast or consent, waiver or ratification given by the Company if the effect thereof would in the judgment of the Secured Party impair any of the Securities Collateral or be inconsistent with or result in any violation of any of the provisions of the SPA, the Note or the other Transaction Documents. All such rights of the Company to receive cash dividends shall cease in case an Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing. All such rights of the Company to vote and give consents, waivers and ratifications with respect to the Equity Interests shall, at the Secured Party’s option, as evidenced by the Secured Party’s notifying the Company of such election, cease in case an Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing.

 

7. Remedies

 

7.1. In General.  

If an Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, the Secured Party shall have the following rights and remedies (to the extent permitted by applicable law) in addition to the rights and remedies of a secured party under the NY UCC, all such rights and remedies being cumulative, not exclusive, and enforceable alternatively, successively or concurrently, at such time or times as the Secured Party deems expedient:

 

(a) if the Secured Party so elects and gives written notice of such election to the Company, the Secured Party may vote any or all shares of the Equity Interests (whether or not the same shall have been transferred into its name or the name of its nominee or nominees) for any lawful purpose, including, without limitation, if the Secured Party so elects, for the liquidation of the assets of the issuer thereof, and give all consents, waivers and ratifications in respect of the Equity Interests and otherwise act with respect thereto as though it were the outright owner thereof (the Company hereby irrevocably (until payment of the Obligations in full (other than contingent indemnity obligations for which no claims have been made)) constituting and appointing the Secured Party the proxy and attorney-in-fact of the Company, with full power of substitution, to do so);

 

(b) the Secured Party may demand, sue for, collect or make any compromise or settlement the Secured Party deems suitable in respect of any Securities Collateral;

 

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(c) the Secured Party may sell, resell, assign and deliver, or otherwise dispose of any or all of the Securities Collateral, for cash or credit or both and upon such terms at such place or places, at such time or times and to such Persons as the Secured Party thinks expedient, all without demand for performance by the Company or any notice or advertisement whatsoever except as expressly provided herein or as may otherwise be required by law;

 

(d) the Secured Party may cause all or any part of the Equity Interests held by it to be transferred into its name or the name of its nominee or nominees; and

 

(e) the Secured Party may set off or otherwise apply or credit against the Obligations any and all sums deposited with it or held by it.

 

7.2. Sale of Securities Collateral. In the event of any sale or other disposition of the Securities Collateral as provided in clause (c) of §7.1 and to the extent that any notice thereof is required to be given by law, the Secured Party shall give to the Company at least ten (10) Business Days’ prior notice of the time and place of any public sale or other disposition of the Securities Collateral or of the time after which any private sale or any other intended disposition is to be made. The Company hereby acknowledges that ten (10) Business Days’ prior notice of such sale or other disposition or sales or other dispositions shall be reasonable notice. The Secured Party may enforce its rights hereunder without any other notice and without compliance with any other condition precedent now or hereunder imposed by statute, rule of law or otherwise (all of which are hereby expressly waived by the Company, to the fullest extent permitted by law). The Secured Party may buy or otherwise acquire any part or all of the Securities Collateral at any public sale or other disposition and if any part or all of the Securities Collateral is of a type customarily sold or otherwise disposed of in a recognized market or is of the type which is the subject of widely-distributed standard price quotations, the Secured Party may buy or otherwise acquire at private sale or other disposition and may make payments thereof by any means. The Secured Party may apply the cash proceeds actually received from any sale or other disposition to the reasonable expenses of retaking, holding, preparing for sale, selling and the like, to reasonable attorneys’ fees, travel and all other expenses which may be incurred by the Secured Party in attempting to collect the Obligations or to enforce this Agreement or in the prosecution or defense of any action or proceeding related to the subject matter of this Agreement, and then to the Obligations pursuant to the terms of the Transaction Documents. Only after such applications, and after payment by the Secured Party of any amount required by §9-608(a)(1)(C) or §9-615(a)(3) of the NY UCC, need the Secured Party account to the Company for any surplus.

 

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7.3. Private Sales. The Company recognizes that the Secured Party may be unable to effect a public sale or other disposition of the Equity Interests by reason of certain prohibitions contained in the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), federal banking laws, and other applicable laws, but may be compelled to resort to one or more private sales thereof to a restricted group of purchasers. The Company agrees that any such private sales may be at prices and other terms less favorable to the seller than if sold at public sales and that such private sales shall not by reason thereof be deemed not to have been made in a commercially reasonable manner. The Secured Party shall be under no obligation to delay a sale of any of the Equity Interests for the period of time necessary to permit the issuer of such Equity Interests to register such Equity Interests for public sale under the Securities Act, or such other federal banking or other applicable laws, even if the issuer would agree to do so. Subject to the foregoing, the Secured Party agrees that any sale of the Equity Interests shall be made in a commercially reasonable manner, and the Company agrees to use its commercially reasonable efforts to cause the issuer or issuers of the Equity Interests contemplated to be sold, to execute and deliver, and cause the directors and officers of such issuer to execute and deliver, all at the Company’s expense, all such instruments and documents, and to do or cause to be done all such other acts and things as may be necessary or, in the reasonable opinion of the Secured Party, advisable to exempt such Equity Interests from registration under the provisions of the Securities Act, and to make all amendments to such instruments and documents which, in the opinion of the Secured Party, are necessary or advisable, all in conformity with the requirements of the Securities Act and the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission applicable thereto. The Company further agrees to use its commercially reasonable efforts to cause such issuer or issuers to comply with the provisions of the securities or “Blue Sky” laws of any jurisdiction which the Secured Party shall designate and, if required, to cause such issuer or issuers to make available to its security holders, as soon as practicable, an earnings statement (which need not be audited) which will satisfy the provisions of Section 11(a) of the Securities Act.

 

7.4. Company’s Agreements, etc. The Company further agrees to do or cause to be done all such other acts and things as may be reasonably necessary to make any sales of any portion or all of the Equity Interests pursuant to this §7 valid and binding and in compliance with any and all applicable laws (including, without limitation, the Securities Act, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission applicable thereto and all applicable state securities or “Blue Sky” laws), regulations, orders, writs, injunctions, decrees or awards of any and all courts, arbitrators or governmental instrumentalities, domestic or foreign, having jurisdiction over any such sale or sales, all at the Company’s expense. The Company further agrees that a breach of any of the covenants contained in this §7 will cause irreparable injury to the Secured Party, that the Secured Party has no adequate remedy at law in respect of such breach and, as a consequence, agrees that the Secured Party may seek specific performance of each and every covenant contained in this §7 against the Company and the Company hereby waives and agrees not to assert any defenses against an action for specific performance of such covenants.

 

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8. Marshalling. The Secured Party shall not be required to marshal any present or future collateral security (including but not limited to the Securities Collateral) for, or other assurance of payment of, the Obligations or any of them, or to resort to such collateral security or other assurances of payment in any particular order, and all of the rights and remedies of the Secured Party hereunder and in respect of such collateral security and other assurances of payment shall be cumulative and in addition to all other rights, however existing or arising. To the extent that it lawfully may, the Company hereby agrees that it will not invoke any law relating to the marshaling of collateral which might cause delay in or impede the enforcement of the Secured Party’s rights and remedies under this Agreement or under any other instrument creating or evidencing any of the Obligations or under which any of the Obligations is outstanding or by which any of the Obligations is secured or payment thereof is otherwise assured, and to the extent that it lawfully may the Company hereby irrevocably waives the benefits of all such laws.

 

9. Company’s Obligations Not Affected. The obligations of the Company hereunder shall remain in full force and effect without regard to, and shall not be impaired by (a) any exercise or nonexercise, or any waiver, by the Secured Party of any right, remedy, power or privilege under or in respect of any of the Obligations or any security thereof (including this Agreement); (b) any amendment to or modification of the Transactions Documents or any of the Obligations; (c) any amendment to or modification of any instrument (other than this Agreement) securing any of the Obligations, including, without limitation, the Security Agreement and the other Transaction Documents; or (d) the taking of additional security for, or any other assurances of payment of, any of the Obligations or the release or discharge or termination of any security or other assurances of payment or performance for any of the Obligations; whether or not the Company shall have notice or knowledge of any of the foregoing, the Company hereby generally waiving all suretyship defenses to the extent applicable.

 

10. Transfer, etc., by Company. Without the prior written consent of the Secured Party, the Company will not sell, assign, transfer or otherwise dispose of, grant any option with respect to, or pledge or grant any security interest in or otherwise encumber or restrict any of the Securities Collateral or any interest therein, except for the pledge thereof and security interest therein provided for in this Agreement and any Permitted Liens so long as the holder of such lien has not taken any action to foreclose or otherwise realize on the Securities Collateral.

 

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11. Further Assurances. The Company will do all such acts, and will furnish to the Secured Party all such financing statements, certificates and other documents and will obtain all such governmental consents and corporate approvals and will do or cause to be done all such other things as the Secured Party may reasonably request from time to time in order to give full effect to this Agreement and to secure the rights of the Secured Party hereunder, all without any cost or expense to the Secured Party. The Company hereby irrevocably authorizes the Secured Party at any time and from time to time to file in any filing office which the Secured Party deems necessary in any Uniform Commercial Code jurisdiction any initial financing statements and amendments thereto that (a) indicate the Collateral as the Securities Collateral or words of similar effect, or as being of equal or lesser scope or in greater detail, and (b) contain any other information required by part 5 of Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code of the jurisdiction of the filing office for the sufficiency or filing office acceptance of any financing statement or amendment, including whether the Company is an organization, the type of organization and any organization identification number issued to the Company. The Company agrees to furnish any such information to the Secured Party promptly upon request. The Company also ratifies its authorization for the Secured Party to have filed in any Uniform Commercial Code jurisdiction any like initial financing statements or amendments thereto if filed prior to the date hereof.

 

12. Secured Party’s Exoneration. Under no circumstances shall the Secured Party be deemed to assume any responsibility for or obligation or duty with respect to any part or all of the Securities Collateral of any nature or kind or any matter or proceedings arising out of or relating thereto, other than (a) to exercise reasonable care in the physical custody of the Securities Collateral and (b) after an Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing to act in a commercially reasonable manner. The Secured Party shall not be required to take any action of any kind to collect, preserve or protect its or the Company’s rights in the Securities Collateral or against other parties thereto. The Secured Party’s prior recourse to any part or all of the Securities Collateral shall not constitute a condition of any demand, suit or proceeding for payment or collection of any of the Obligations.

 

13. No Waiver, etc. The Secured Party shall not be deemed to have waived any of its rights and remedies in respect of the Obligations or the Securities Collateral unless such waiver shall be in writing and signed by the Secured Party. No delay or omission on the part of the Secured Party in exercising any right or remedy shall operate as a waiver of such right or remedy or any other right or remedy. A waiver on any one occasion shall not be construed as a bar to or waiver of any right or remedy on any future occasion. All rights and remedies of the Secured Party with respect to the Obligations or the Securities Collateral, whether evidenced hereby or by any other instrument or papers, shall be cumulative and may be exercised singularly, alternatively, successively or concurrently at such time or at such times as the Secured Party deems expedient.

 

14. Notice, etc. All notices, requests and other communications hereunder shall be made in the manner set forth in the SPA.

 

15. Overdue Amounts. Until paid, all amounts due and payable by the Company hereunder shall be a debt secured by the Securities Collateral and shall bear, whether before or after judgment, interest at the rate of interest for overdue principal set forth in the SPA.

 

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16. Governing Law; Consent to Jurisdiction. This Agreement IS A contract UNDER the laws of the state of NEW YORK and shall for all purposes be construed in accordance with and governed by the laws of SAID state of NEW YORK. The Company and THE SECURED PARTY EACH agree that any suit for the enforcement of this agreement or any other action brought by SUCH PERSON arising hereunder or in any way related to this agreement SHALL BE BROUGHT IN THE COURTS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK IN THE BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN OR ANY FEDERAL COURT SITTING THEREIN AND CONSENTS TO THE NONEXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION OF SUCH COURT AND SERVICE OF PROCESS IN ANY SUCH SUIT BEING MADE UPON SUCH PERSON BY MAIL AT THE ADDRESS SPECIFIED ON THE SIGNATURE PAGE OF EACH PARTY HERETO. the Company and the secured party each hereby waives any objection that it may now or hereafter have to the venue of any suit BROUGHT IN the state of new york or any court SITTING THEREIN or that A suit BROUGHT THEREIN is brought in an inconvenient court

 

17. Waiver of Jury Trial. THE COMPANY AND THE SECURED PARTY EACH WAIVES ITS RIGHT TO A JURY TRIAL WITH RESPECT TO ANY ACTION OR CLAIM ARISING OUT OF ANY DISPUTE IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT, ANY RIGHTS OR OBLIGATIONS HEREUNDER OR THE PERFORMANCE OR ENFORCEMENT OF ANY SUCH RIGHTS OR OBLIGATIONS. Except as prohibited by law, the Company waives any right which it may have to claim or recover in any litigation referred to in the preceding sentence any special, exemplary, punitive or consequential damages or any damages other than, or in addition to, actual damages. The Company (a) certifies that neither the Secured Party nor any representative, agent or attorney of the Secured Party has represented, expressly or otherwise, that the Secured Party would not, in the event of litigation, seek to enforce the foregoing waivers or other waivers contained in this Agreement and (b) acknowledges that, in entering into this Agreement and any other Transaction Document to which the Secured Party is a party, the Secured Party is relying upon, among other things, the waivers and certifications contained in this §17.

 

18. Miscellaneous. The headings of each section of this Agreement are for convenience only and shall not define or limit the provisions thereof. This Agreement and all rights and obligations hereunder shall be binding upon the Company and its successors and assigns, and shall inure to the benefit of the Secured Party and its successors and assigns. If any term of this Agreement shall be held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the validity of all other terms hereof shall in no way be affected thereby, and this Agreement shall be construed and be enforceable as if such invalid, illegal or unenforceable term had not been included herein. The Company acknowledges receipt of a copy of this Agreement.

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, intending to be legally bound, the Company and the Secured Party have caused this Agreement to be executed as of the date first above written.

 

  PARTS iD, INC.
     
  By: /s/ John Pendleton
    Name: John Pendleton
    Title: Executive Vice President, Legal & Corporate Affairs

 

  LIND GLOBAL FUND II, LP
By: Lind Global Partners II, LLC, its general partner
     
  By: /s/ Jeff Easton
    Title: Jeff Easton, Managing Member

 

Each undersigned Subsidiary hereby joins in the above Agreement for the sole purpose of consenting to and being bound by the provisions of §§1.2, 1.4, 6 and 7 thereof, the undersigned hereby agreeing to cooperate fully and in good faith with the Secured Party and the Company in carrying out such provisions.

 

    PARTS iD, LLC
     
  By: /s/ John Pendleton
    Name: John Pendleton
    Title: Executive Vice President, Legal & Corporate Affairs

 

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ANNEX A TO PLEDGE AGREEMENT

 

None of the issuers has any authorized, issued or outstanding shares of its equity interests of any class or any commitments to issue any shares of its equity interests of any class or any securities convertible into or exchangeable for any shares of its equity interests of any class except as otherwise stated in this Annex A.

 

Issuer

 

Record
Owner

 

Class of
Shares

  Percentage Ownership 
Parts iD, LLC  Parts iD, Inc.  N/A   100%

 

 

 

 

 

Exhibit 10.7

 

GUARANTY

 

GUARANTY (the “Guaranty”), dated as of July 14, 2023, by PARTS iD, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the “Guarantor”) in favor of LIND GLOBAL FUND II, LP (the “Lender”).

 

WHEREAS, Parts iD, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Borrower”) is the holder of 100% of the membership interests of the Guarantor; and

 

WHEREAS, (a) the Borrower and the Lender have entered into that certain Securities Purchase Agreement dated as of the date hereof (as amended and in effect from time to time, the “SPA”); (b) the Borrower has issued to the Lender that certain Senior Secured Convertible Promissory Note dated as of the date hereof (as amended and in effect from time to time, the “Note”); and (c) the Borrower has issued to the Lender those certain Warrants pursuant to the terms of the SPA (as amended and in effect from time to time, the “Warrants”);

 

WHEREAS, the Borrower and the Guarantor are members of a group of related entities, the success of any one of which is dependent in part on the success of the other members of such group;

 

WHEREAS, the Guarantor expects to receive substantial direct and indirect benefits from the transactions contemplated by the SPA and the Note (including, without limitation, the advances made to the Borrower by the Lender pursuant to the SPA and the Note) (which benefits are hereby acknowledged);

 

WHEREAS, it is a condition precedent to the Lender’s willingness to enter into the SPA and the Note and make the advances to the Borrower contemplated thereunder that the Guarantor execute and deliver to the Lender a guaranty substantially in the form hereof; and

 

WHEREAS, the Guarantor wishes to guaranty the Borrower’s and any other Person’s obligations to the Lender under or in respect of the SPA, the Note and the other Transaction Documents (as such term is defined in the SPA) and the other Obligations (as hereinafter defined) as provided herein;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, the Guarantor hereby agrees with the Lender as follows:

 

1. Definitions. The term (a) “Obligations” means, collectively, all debts, liabilities and obligations (including, without limitation, any expenses, costs and charges incurred by or on behalf of the Lender in connection with any Transaction Document), present or future, direct or indirect, absolute or contingent, matured or unmatured, at any time or from time to time due or accruing due and owing by or otherwise payable by the Borrower or the Guarantor to the Lender in any currency, under, in connection with or pursuant to the any Transaction Document (including, without limitation, this Guaranty), and whether incurred by the Borrower or the Guarantor alone or jointly with another or others and whether as principal, guarantor or surety and in whatever name or style; (b) “Transaction Documents” means, collectively, the SPA, the Note, the Warrants, this Guaranty, the other “Transaction Documents” as defined in the SPA and any other document, agreement or instrument evidencing any debt or similar obligation owing from the Borrower or the Guarantor to the Lender (any such other document, agreement or instrument being hereinafter referred to as a “Supplemental Loan Document”) and (c) “Event of Default” means any “Event of Default” as such term is defined in the SPA, the Note, the Warrants or any Supplemental Loan Document (or the analogous term used in any such Supplemental Loan Document). All other capitalized terms used herein without definition shall have the respective meanings provided therefor in the SPA.

 

 

 

 

2. Guaranty of Payment and Performance. The Guarantor hereby guarantees to the Lender the full and punctual payment when due (whether at stated maturity, by required pre-payment, by acceleration or otherwise), as well as the performance, of all of the Obligations including all such which would become due but for the operation of the automatic stay pursuant to §362(a) of the Federal Bankruptcy Code and the operation of §§502(b) and 506(b) of the Federal Bankruptcy Code in a bankruptcy or other insolvency proceeding of the Borrower. This Guaranty is an absolute, unconditional and continuing guaranty of the full and punctual payment and performance of all of the Obligations and not of their collectibility only and is in no way conditioned upon any requirement that the Lender first attempt to collect any of the Obligations from the Borrower or any other Person or resort to any collateral security or other means of obtaining payment. Should the Borrower default in the payment or performance of any of the Obligations, the obligations of the Guarantor hereunder with respect to such Obligations in default shall, upon demand by the Lender, become immediately due and payable to the Lender, without demand or notice of any nature, all of which are expressly waived by the Guarantor. Payments by the Guarantor hereunder may be required by the Lender on any number of occasions. All payments by the Guarantor hereunder shall be made to the Lender, in the manner and at the place of payment specified therefor in the Note or Supplemental Loan Document, as applicable, for the account of the Lender. The Guarantor shall make all payments hereunder without setoff or counterclaim and free and clear of and without deduction for any taxes, levies, imposts, duties, charges, fees, deductions, withholdings, compulsory loans, restrictions or conditions of any nature now or hereafter imposed or levied by any jurisdiction or any political subdivision thereof or taxing or other authority therein unless the Guarantor is compelled by law to make such deduction or withholding. If any such obligation is imposed upon the Guarantor with respect to any amount payable by it hereunder, the Guarantor will pay to the Lender on the date on which such amount is due and payable hereunder, such additional amount in U.S. dollars as shall be necessary to enable the Lender to receive the same net amount which the Lender would have received on such due date had no such obligation been imposed upon the Guarantor. The Guarantor will deliver promptly to the Lender certificates or other valid vouchers for all taxes or other charges deducted from or paid with respect to payments made by the Guarantor hereunder. The obligations of the Guarantor under this paragraph shall survive the payment in full of the Obligations and termination of this Guaranty.

 

3. Guarantor’s Agreement to Pay Enforcement Costs, etc. The Guarantor further agrees, as the principal obligor and not as a guarantor only, to pay to the Lender, on demand, all out-of-pocket costs and expenses (including court costs and legal expenses) incurred or expended by the Lender in connection with the Obligations, this Guaranty and the enforcement thereof, together with interest on amounts recoverable under this §3 from the time when such amounts become due until payment, whether before or after judgment, at the rate of interest for overdue principal set forth in the Note, provided that if such interest exceeds the maximum amount permitted to be paid under applicable law, then such interest shall be reduced to such maximum permitted amount.

 

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4. Waivers by Guarantor; Lender’s Freedom to Act. The Guarantor agrees that the Obligations will be paid and performed strictly in accordance with their respective terms to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, regulation or order now or hereafter in effect in any jurisdiction affecting any of such terms or the rights of the Lender with respect thereto. The Guarantor waives promptness, diligence, presentment, demand, protest, notice of acceptance, notice of any Obligations incurred and all other notices of any kind, all defenses which may be available by virtue of any valuation, stay, moratorium law or other similar law now or hereafter in effect, any right to require the marshalling of assets the Borrower or any other entity or other person primarily or secondarily liable with respect to any of the Obligations, and all suretyship defenses generally. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Guarantor agrees to the provisions of any instrument evidencing, securing or otherwise executed in connection with any Obligation and agrees that the obligations of the Guarantor hereunder shall not be released or discharged, in whole or in part, or otherwise affected by (a) the failure of the Lender to assert any claim or demand or to enforce any right or remedy against the Borrower or any other entity or other person primarily or secondarily liable with respect to any of the Obligations; (b) any extensions, compromise, refinancing, consolidation or renewals of any Obligation; (c) any change in the time, place or manner of payment of any of the Obligations or any rescissions, waivers, compromise, refinancing, consolidation or other amendments or modifications of any of the terms or provisions of the SPA, the Note, the other Transaction Documents or any other agreement evidencing, securing or otherwise executed in connection with any of the Obligations, (d) the addition, substitution or release of any entity or other person primarily or secondarily liable for any Obligation; (e) the adequacy of any rights which the Lender may have against any collateral security or other means of obtaining repayment of any of the Obligations; (f) the impairment of any collateral securing any of the Obligations, including without limitation the failure to perfect or preserve any rights which the Lender might have in such collateral security or the substitution, exchange, surrender, release, loss or destruction of any such collateral security; or (g) any other act or omission which might in any manner or to any extent vary the risk of the Guarantor or otherwise operate as a release or discharge of the Guarantor, all of which may be done without notice to the Guarantor. To the fullest extent permitted by law, the Guarantor hereby expressly waives any and all rights or defenses arising by reason of (i) any “one action” or “anti-deficiency” law which would otherwise prevent the Lender from bringing any action, including any claim for a deficiency, or exercising any other right or remedy (including any right of set-off), against the Guarantor before or after the Lender’s commencement or completion of any foreclosure action, whether judicially, by exercise of power of sale or otherwise, or (ii) any other law which in any other way would otherwise require any election of remedies by the Lender.

 

5. Unenforceability of Obligations Against Borrower. If for any reason the Borrower has no legal existence or is under no legal obligation to discharge any of the Obligations, or if any of the Obligations have become irrecoverable from the Borrower by reason of the Borrower’s insolvency, bankruptcy or reorganization or by other operation of law or for any other reason, this Guaranty shall nevertheless be binding on the Guarantor to the same extent as if the Guarantor at all times had been the principal obligor on all such Obligations. In the event that acceleration of the time for payment of any of the Obligations is stayed upon the insolvency, bankruptcy or reorganization of the Borrower or any other Person, or for any other reason, all such amounts otherwise subject to acceleration under the terms of the SPA, the Note, any Supplemental Loan Document, the other Transaction Documents or any other agreement evidencing, securing or otherwise executed in connection with any Obligation shall be immediately due and payable by the Guarantor.

 

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6. Subrogation; Subordination.

 

6.1. Waiver of Rights Against Borrower. Until the final payment and performance in full of all of the Obligations, the Guarantor shall not exercise and hereby waives any rights against the Borrower arising as a result of payment by the Guarantor hereunder, by way of subrogation, reimbursement, restitution, contribution or otherwise, and will not prove any claim in competition with the Lender in respect of any payment hereunder in any bankruptcy, insolvency or reorganization case or proceedings of any nature; the Guarantor will not claim any setoff, recoupment or counterclaim against the Borrower in respect of any liability of the Guarantor to the Borrower; and the Guarantor waives any benefit of and any right to participate in any collateral security which may be held by the Lender.

 

6.2. Subordination. The payment of any amounts due with respect to any indebtedness of the Borrower for money borrowed or credit received now or hereafter owed to the Guarantor is hereby subordinated to the prior payment in full of all of the Obligations. The Guarantor agrees that, after the occurrence and during the continuance of any default in the payment of any of the Obligations or upon the occurrence and continuation of any other Event of Default, the Guarantor will not demand, sue for or otherwise attempt to collect any such indebtedness of the Borrower to the Guarantor until all of the Obligations shall have been paid in full. If, notwithstanding the foregoing sentence, the Guarantor shall collect, enforce or receive any amounts in respect of such indebtedness while any Obligations are still outstanding, such amounts shall be collected, enforced and received by the Guarantor as trustee for the Lender and be paid over to the Lender on account of the Obligations without affecting in any manner the liability of the Guarantor under the other provisions of this Guaranty.

 

6.3. Provisions Supplemental. The provisions of this §6 shall be supplemental to and not in derogation of any rights and remedies of the Lender under any separate subordination agreement which the Lender may at any time and from time to time enter into with the Guarantor.

 

7. Security; Setoff. The Guarantor grants to the Lender, as security for the full and punctual payment and performance of all of the Guarantor’s obligations hereunder, a continuing lien on and security interest in all securities or other property belonging to the Guarantor now or hereafter held by the Lender and in all deposits (general or special, time or demand, provisional or final) and other sums credited by or due from the Lender to the Guarantor or subject to withdrawal by the Guarantor. Regardless of the adequacy of any collateral security or other means of obtaining payment of any of the Obligations, the Lender is hereby authorized at any time and from time to time, without notice to the Guarantor (any such notice being expressly waived by the Guarantor) and to the fullest extent permitted by law, to set off and apply such deposits and other sums against the obligations of the Guarantor under this Guaranty, whether or not the Lender shall have made any demand under this Guaranty and although such obligations may be contingent or unmatured.

 

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8. Further Assurances. The Guarantor agrees that it will from time to time, at the request of the Lender, do all such things and execute all such documents as the Lender may reasonably request and consider necessary or desirable to give full effect to this Guaranty and to perfect and preserve the rights and powers of the Lender hereunder. The Guarantor acknowledges and confirms that the Guarantor itself has established its own adequate means of obtaining from the Borrower on a continuing basis all information desired by the Guarantor concerning the financial condition of the Borrower and that the Guarantor will look to the Borrower and not to the Lender in order for the Guarantor to keep adequately informed of changes in the Borrower’s financial condition.

 

9. Termination; Reinstatement. This Guaranty shall remain in full force and effect as to the Guarantor until the Lender is given written notice of the Guarantor’s intention to discontinue this Guaranty, notwithstanding any intermediate or temporary payment or settlement of the whole or any part of the Obligations. No such notice shall be effective unless received and acknowledged by an officer of the Lender at the address of Lender for notices set forth in the SPA. No such notice shall affect any rights of the Lender hereunder, including without limitation the rights set forth in §§4 and 6, with respect to any Obligations incurred or accrued prior to the receipt of such notice or any Obligations incurred or accrued pursuant to any contract or commitment in existence prior to such receipt. This Guaranty shall continue to be effective or be reinstated, notwithstanding any such notice, if at any time any payment made or value received with respect to any Obligation is rescinded or must otherwise be returned by the Lender upon the insolvency, bankruptcy or reorganization of the Borrower, or otherwise, all as though such payment had not been made or value received.

 

10. Successors and Assigns. This Guaranty shall be binding upon the Guarantor, its successors and assigns, and shall inure to the benefit of the Lender and its successors, transferees and assigns. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing sentence, the Lender may assign or otherwise transfer any Transaction Document or any other agreement or note held by it evidencing, securing or otherwise executed in connection with the Obligations, or sell participations in any interest therein, to any other entity or other person, and such other entity or other person shall thereupon become vested, to the extent set forth in the agreement evidencing such assignment, transfer or participation, with all the rights in respect thereof granted to the Lender herein, all in accordance with, and subject to, the SPA (in the case of a transfer of rights under the SPA), the Note (in the case of a transfer of rights under the Note) or Supplemental Loan Document (in the case of a transfer of rights under any such Supplemental Loan Document). The Guarantor may not assign any of its obligations hereunder.

 

11. Amendments and Waivers. No amendment or waiver of any provision of this Guaranty nor consent to any departure by the Guarantor therefrom shall be effective unless the same shall be in writing and signed by the Lender. No failure on the part of the Lender to exercise, and no delay in exercising, any right hereunder shall operate as a waiver thereof; nor shall any single or partial exercise of any right hereunder preclude any other or further exercise thereof or the exercise of any other right.

 

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12. Notices. All notices and other communications called for hereunder shall be made in writing and, unless otherwise specifically provided herein, shall be deemed to have been duly made or given when made or given in accordance with the procedures set forth in the SPA and addressed as follows: if to the Guarantor, at the address set forth beneath its signature hereto, and if to the Lender, at the address for notices to the Lender set forth in the SPA, or at such address as either party may designate in writing to the other.

 

13. Governing Law; Consent to Jurisdiction. THIS GUARANTY SHALL BE GOVERNED BY, AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK. The Guarantor agrees that any suit for the enforcement of this Guaranty may be brought in the courts of the STATE OF NEW YORK sitting in the Borough of Manhattan or, to the extent permitted by applicable law, any federal court for the Southern District of New York (and appellate courts thereof) and consents to the nonexclusive jurisdiction of such court and to service of process in any such suit being made upon the Guarantor by mail at the address specified by reference in §12. The Guarantor hereby waives any objection that it may now or hereafter have to the venue of any such suit or any such court or that such suit was brought in an inconvenient court.

 

14. Waiver of Jury Trial. THE GUARANTOR HEREBY WAIVES ITS RIGHT TO A JURY TRIAL WITH RESPECT TO ANY ACTION OR CLAIM ARISING OUT OF ANY DISPUTE IN CONNECTION WITH THIS GUARANTY, ANY RIGHTS OR OBLIGATIONS HEREUNDER OR THE PERFORMANCE OF ANY OF SUCH RIGHTS OR OBLIGATIONS. Except as prohibited by law, the Guarantor hereby waives any right which it may have to claim or recover in any litigation referred to in the preceding sentence any special, exemplary, punitive or consequential damages or any damages other than, or in addition to, actual damages. The Guarantor (i) certifies that neither the Lender nor any representative, agent or attorney of the Lender has represented, expressly or otherwise, that the Lender would not, in the event of litigation, seek to enforce the foregoing waivers and (ii) acknowledges that, in entering into the SPA, the Note and the other Transaction Documents to which the Lender is a party, the Lender is relying upon, among other things, the waivers and certifications contained in this §14.

 

15. Miscellaneous. This Guaranty constitutes the entire agreement of the Guarantor with respect to the matters set forth herein. The rights and remedies herein provided are cumulative and not exclusive of any remedies provided by law or any other agreement, and this Guaranty shall be in addition to any other guaranty of or collateral security for any of the Obligations. The invalidity or unenforceability of any one or more sections of this Guaranty shall not affect the validity or enforceability of its remaining provisions. Captions are for the ease of reference only and shall not affect the meaning of the relevant provisions. The meanings of all defined terms used in this Guaranty shall be equally applicable to the singular and plural forms of the terms defined.

 

16. Effectiveness. Delivery of an executed signature page of this Guaranty by facsimile transmission or by email with a PDF attachment shall be effective as delivery of a manually executed counterpart hereof. This Guaranty and the other Transaction Documents constitute the entire contract among the parties relating to the subject matter hereof and supersede any and all previous agreements and understandings, oral or written, relating to the subject matter hereof.

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Guarantor has caused this Guaranty to be executed and delivered as of the date first above written.

 

  PARTS iD, LLC
     
  By: /s/ John Pendleton
    Name:  John Pendleton
    Title: Executive Vice President, Legal & Corporate Affairs
     
    Address: 1 Corporate Drive, Suite C, Cranbury,
NJ 08512

 

 

 

 

 

Exhibit 10.8

 

TRADEMARK SECURITY AGREEMENT

 

This TRADEMARK SECURITY AGREEMENT (this “Trademark Security Agreement”) is entered into as of July 14, 2023 by and between PARTS iD, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the “Grantor”) and LIND GLOBAL FUND II LP (the “Secured Party”).

 

WHEREAS, Parts iD, Inc. (the “Borrower”) is the holder of 100% of the equity interests of the Grantor; and

 

WHEREAS, (a) the Borrower and the Secured Party have entered into that certain Securities Purchase Agreement dated as of the date hereof (as amended and in effect from time to time, the “SPA”) and (b) the Borrower has issued to the Secured Party that certain Senior Secured Convertible Promissory Note dated as of the date hereof (as amended and in effect from time to time, the “Note”);

 

WHEREAS, in connection with the SPA and the Note, the Grantor has entered into that certain Guaranty dated as of the date hereof in favor of the Secured Party (as amended and in effect from time to time, the “Guaranty”) pursuant to which the Grantor has guaranteed all of the obligations of the Borrower owing to the Secured Party under the SPA, the Note and certain other related agreements and also entered into a Security Agreement dated as of the date hereof (as amended and in effect from time to time, the “Security Agreement”) with the Secured Party pursuant to which the Grantor has granted a lien in favor of the Secured Party in all of the Grantor’s assets (including the Trademark Collateral) to secure its obligations under the Guaranty; and

 

WHEREAS, in connection with the Security Agreement, the Grantor has agreed to execute and deliver this Trademark Security Agreement in order to record the security interest granted to the Secured Party with the United States Patent and Trademark Office;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises and mutual covenants contained herein and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the Grantor hereby agrees as follows:

 

SECTION 1. Defined Terms. Unless otherwise defined herein, capitalized terms defined in the Security Agreement and used herein have the meaning given to them in the Security Agreement. The term “Trademarks” means, collectively, (a) all of the trademarks, service marks, designs, logos, indicia, trade names, corporate names, company names, business names, fictitious business names, trade styles, elements of package or trade dress, and other source and product or service identifiers, used or associated with or appurtenant to the products, services and businesses of the Grantor, that (i) are set forth on Schedule I hereto, or (ii) have been adopted, acquired, owned, held or used by the Grantor or are now owned, held or used by the Grantor, in the Grantor’s business, or with the Grantor’s products and services, or in which the Grantor has any right, title or interest, or (iii) are in the future adopted, acquired, owned, held and used by the Grantor in the Grantor’s business or with the Grantor’s products and services, or in which the Grantor in the future acquires any right, title or interest, (b) all past, present or future rights in, to and associated with the foregoing throughout the world, whether arising under federal law, state law, common law, foreign law or otherwise, including the following: all such rights arising out of or associated with the registrations of the foregoing items set forth in clause (a), the right (but not the obligation) to register claims under any state, federal or foreign trademark law or regulation; the right (but not the obligation) to sue or bring opposition or cancellation proceedings in the name of the Grantor or the Secured Party for any and all past, present and future infringements or dilution of or any other damages or injury to the foregoing or any associated goodwill, and the rights to damages or profits due or accrued arising out of or in connection with any such past, present or future infringement, dilution, damage or injury; and (c) any license rights related to the foregoing.

 

 

 

 

SECTION 2. Grant of Security Interest in Trademark Collateral. The Grantor hereby pledges, collaterally assigns and grants to the Secured Party to secure the prompt and complete payment and performance of the Obligations, a security interest (referred to in this Trademark Security Agreement as the “Security Interest”) in all of the Grantor’s right, title and interest in, to and under the following, whether now owned or hereafter acquired or arising (collectively, the “Trademark Collateral”):

 

(a) all of its Trademarks and licenses with respect to Trademarks to which it is a party including those referred to on Schedule I;

 

(b) all goodwill of the business connected with the use of, and symbolized by, each Trademark and each license with respect to Trademarks; and

 

(c) all products and proceeds (as that term is defined in the UCC) of the foregoing, including any claim by the Grantor against third parties for past, present or future (i) infringement or dilution of any Trademark or any Trademarks exclusively licensed under any license, including right to receive any damages, (ii) injury to the goodwill associated with any Trademark, or (iii) right to receive license fees, royalties, and other compensation under any license with respect to Trademarks.

 

SECTION 3. Security for Obligations. This Trademark Security Agreement and the Security Interest created hereby secures the payment and performance of the Obligations, whether now existing or arising hereafter. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, this Trademark Security Agreement secures the payment of all amounts which constitute part of the Obligations and would be owed by the Grantor to the Secured Party, whether or not they are unenforceable or not allowable due to the existence of an insolvency proceeding involving the Grantor.

 

SECTION 4. Security Agreement. The Security Interest granted pursuant to this Trademark Security Agreement is granted in conjunction with the security interests granted to the Secured Party pursuant to the Security Agreement. The Grantor hereby acknowledges and affirms that the rights and remedies of the Secured Party with respect to the Security Interest in the Trademark Collateral made and granted hereby are more fully set forth in the Security Agreement, the terms and provisions of which are incorporated by reference herein as if fully set forth herein. To the extent there is any inconsistency between this Trademark Security Agreement and the Security Agreement, the Security Agreement shall control.

 

SECTION 5. Authorization to Supplement. If the Grantor shall obtain rights to any new Trademarks, the provisions of this Trademark Security Agreement shall automatically apply thereto. The Grantor hereby authorizes the Secured Party unilaterally to modify this Trademark Security Agreement by amending Schedule I to include any such new trademark rights of the Grantor. Notwithstanding the foregoing, no failure to so modify this Trademark Security Agreement or amend Schedule I shall in any way affect, invalidate or detract from the Secured Party’s continuing security interest in all Collateral (including the Trademark Collateral), whether or not listed on Schedule I.

 

SECTION 6. Counterparts. This Trademark Security Agreement may be executed in any number of counterparts, all of which shall constitute one and the same instrument, and any party here to may execute this Trademark Security Agreement by signing and delivering one or more counterparts.

 

SECTION 7. Governing Law. This Trademark Security Agreement and any claims, controversy, dispute or cause of action (whether in contract or tort or otherwise) based upon, arising out of or relating to this Trademark Security Agreement and the transactions contemplated hereby shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the law of the State of New York.

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, each Grantor has caused this Trademark Security Agreement to be executed and delivered by its duly authorized offer as of the date first set forth above.

 

GRANTOR: PARTS iD, LLC
       
  By: /s/ John Pendleton
    Name:  John Pendleton
    Title: Executive Vice President, Legal & Corporate Affairs

 

Accepted and Agreed:  
   
LIND GLOBAL FUND II LP, as Secured Party 
By: Lind Global Partners II LLC, its general
partner
 
   
By:  /s/ Jeff Easton  
  Name:  Jeff Easton  
  Title: Managing Member  

 

 

 

 

SCHEDULE I TO

TRADEMARK SECURITY AGREEMENT
TRADEMARK REGISTRATIONS AND TRADEMARK APPLICATIONS

 

 

 

 

 

Exhibit 10.9

 

Note and Warrant Purchase Agreement

 

This NOTE AND WARRANT PURCHASE AGREEMENT (this “Agreement”) is made as of the 13th day of July, 2023 (the “Effective Date”) by and among PARTS iD, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), and each of the purchasers listed on Exhibit A attached hereto (collectively, the “Purchasers”, and individually, a “Purchaser”). As used herein, the term “Requisite Purchasers” shall mean Purchasers holding more than fifty percent (50%) of the aggregate outstanding principal amount of the Notes issued pursuant to this Agreement. Capitalized terms used herein and not otherwise defined herein shall have the respective meanings given to them in the Notes (as defined below).

 

RECITALS

 

A. Subject to the terms of this Agreement, the Purchasers desire to advance loans (the “Loans”) to the Company and the Company desires to borrow from the Purchasers up to an aggregate principal amount of Three Million Two Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($3,250,000.00), evidenced by one or more junior secured convertible promissory notes, the form of which is attached hereto as Exhibit B (the “Notes”). The Notes may be converted into shares of the Company’s capital stock as provided for in the Notes.

 

B. In consideration for the Loans, the Company believes it is in the best interest to issue warrants to the Purchasers in the form attached hereto as Exhibit C (the “Warrants”) to purchase up to an aggregate amount of 7,738,094 shares of the Company’s Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Common Stock”), subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the Warrants.

 

The parties hereby agree as follows:

 

1. Amount and Terms of the Notes and Warrants.

 

1.1 The Notes. At the Closing (as defined below), with respect to each Purchaser, (i) the Purchaser will deliver to the Company wire transfer funds in the amount of the sum of such Purchaser’s applicable Loan Amount; and (ii) the Company shall issue and deliver to the Purchaser a Note in favor of the Purchaser in the principal amount of such Purchaser’s applicable Loan Amount and a Warrant to purchase up to the Purchaser’s applicable shares of Common Stock as set forth on Exhibit A attached hereto.

 

1.2 The Warrants. In consideration for the purchase by the Purchasers of the Notes, the Company will issue to each Purchaser a Warrant to purchase up to such Purchaser’s applicable shares of Common Stock, subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the Warrants.

 

2. Closing.

 

2.1 The closing of the purchase and sale of the Notes and the Warrants (the “Closing”) shall be held on the Effective Date or at such other time as the Company and the Purchaser have mutually agreed upon (the “Closing Date”).

 

 

 

 

3. Representations, Warranties and Covenants of the Company.

 

The Company hereby represents and warrants to each Purchaser that the following representations and warranties are true and complete as of the Effective Date and the Closing Date, except as otherwise indicated:

 

3.1 Organization; Good Standing and Qualification. The Company is a corporation duly organized, validly existing and in good standing under the laws of the State of Delaware and has all requisite corporate power and authority to carry on its business as presently conducted and as proposed to be conducted. The Company is duly qualified to transact business and is in good standing in each jurisdiction in which the failure to so qualify would have a material adverse effect on the business, assets (including intangible assets), liabilities, financial condition, property or results of operations of the Company.

 

3.2 Capitalization.

 

(a) As of June 30, 2023, the authorized capital of the Company consists of:

 

(i) 110,000,000 shares of common stock, $0.0001 par value per share, including 100,000,000 shares of Class A common stock and 10,000,000 shares of Class F common stock, with 34,825,971 shares of Class A common stock and no shares of Class F common stock issued and outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Date. All of the outstanding shares of common stock have been duly authorized, are fully paid and nonassessable and were issued in compliance with all applicable federal and state securities laws. The Company holds no common stock in its treasury; and

 

(ii) 1,000,000 shares of preferred stock, $0.0001 par value per share, none of which are outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Date.

 

(b) As of immediately prior to the Effective Date, the Company has reserved:

 

(i) 3,212,078 shares of Common Stock for future issuance to officers, directors, employees, consultants and advisors of the Company pursuant to its 2020 Equity Incentive Plan duly adopted by the board of directors (the “Board of Directors”) and approved by the Company’s stockholders, of which 2,580,445 shares of Common Stock are subject to outstanding equity awards; and

 

(ii) 2,043,582 shares of Common Stock for future issuance to officers and employees of the Company pursuant to its 2020 Employee Stock Purchase Plan duly adopted by the Board of Directors and approved by the Company’s stockholders.

 

3.3 Subsidiaries. Except as set forth on Schedule 3.3 attached hereto, the Company does not currently own or control, directly or indirectly, any interest in any other corporation, partnership, trust, joint venture, limited liability company, association, or other business entity. The Company is not a participant in any joint venture, partnership or similar arrangement.

 

3.4 Corporate Power. The Company has all requisite corporate power to execute and deliver this Agreement, the Note, the Warrant and any other document provided for herein or by any of the foregoing (collectively, as the same may from to time be amended, modified, supplemented or restated, the “Loan Documents”) and to carry out and perform its obligations under the terms of the Loan Documents.

 

3.5 Authorization. All corporate action on the part of the Company, its directors and its stockholders necessary for the authorization, execution, delivery and performance of the Loan Documents by the Company and the performance of the Company’s obligations thereunder, including the authorization for the issuance and delivery of the Notes, the reservation of the equity securities issuable upon conversion of the Notes (the “Conversion Shares”) and the reservation of the equity securities issuable upon exercise of the Warrants, if any, (the “Shares”), has been taken or will be taken prior to the issuance of such equity securities. The Loan Documents, when executed and delivered by the Company, shall constitute valid and binding obligations of the Company enforceable in accordance with their terms, subject to laws of general application relating to equitable principles, bankruptcy, insolvency, the relief of debtors and, with respect to rights to indemnity, subject to federal and state securities laws. The Shares, when issued in compliance with the provisions of this Agreement and the Warrants, will be validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable and free of any liens or encumbrances. The issuance of the Notes (and the underlying securities) pursuant to the provisions of this Agreement will not give rise to any preemptive rights or rights of first refusal granted by the Company, and the Notes (and the underlying securities) will be issued in compliance with all applicable federal and state securities laws, and will be free of any liens or encumbrances, other than any liens or encumbrances created by or imposed upon the holders through no action of the Company; provided, however, that the Notes may be subject to restrictions on transfer under state and/or federal securities laws as set forth herein or as otherwise required by such laws at the time the transfer is proposed.

 

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3.6 Offering. Assuming the accuracy of the representations and warranties of the Purchasers contained in Section 4 hereof, the offer, issue, and sale of the Notes is and will be exempt from the registration and prospectus delivery requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and have been registered or qualified (or are exempt from registration and qualification) under the registration, permit, or qualification requirements of all applicable state securities laws.

 

3.7 Compliance with Other Instruments. Neither the authorization, execution and delivery of this Agreement, nor the issuance and delivery of the Note will constitute or result in a default or violation of (a) any law or regulation applicable to the Company, (b) any term or provision of the Company’s certificate of incorporation or bylaws, as each may be amended and/or restated from time to time, or (c) any provision of any mortgage, indenture or contract to which it is a party and by which it is bound or of any judgment, decree, order or writ, other than, with respect to clauses (a) and (c), such violations that would not individually or in the aggregate have a material adverse effect on the Company. The execution, delivery and performance of the Loan Documents, and the consummation of the transactions contemplated by the Loan Documents, will not result in any such violation or be in conflict with, or constitute, with or without the passage of time and giving of notice, either a default under any such provision, instrument, judgment, decree, order or writ or an event that results in the creation of any lien, charge or encumbrance upon any assets of the Company or the suspension, revocation, impairment, forfeiture, or nonrenewal of any material permit, license, authorization or approval applicable to the Company, its business or operations or any of its assets or properties.

 

3.8 Governmental Consents. All consents, approvals, orders, or authorizations of, or registrations, qualifications, designations, declarations, or filings with, any governmental authority, required on the part of the Company in connection with the valid execution and delivery of this Agreement, the offer, sale or issuance of the Notes, the Shares and the Conversion Shares or the consummation of any other transaction contemplated hereby shall have been obtained and will be effective at such time as required by such governmental authority, except for filings pursuant to applicable state and federal securities laws, which have been made or will be made in a timely manner.

 

3.9 Compliance with Laws. The operations of the Company have been conducted in material compliance with all applicable laws, including, without limitation, all applicable laws promulgated by any governmental authority of competent jurisdiction. The Company has not received written notice of any violation (or of any investigation, inspection, audit, or other proceeding by any governmental authority involving allegations of any material violation) of any applicable law, and to the knowledge of the Company, no investigation, inspection, audit, or other proceeding by any governmental authority involving allegations of any violation of any applicable law has been threatened.

 

3.10 Litigation. Except as set forth on Schedule 3.10, (A) there is no claim, action, suit, proceeding, arbitration, complaint, charge or investigation pending or to the Company’s knowledge, currently threatened (i) against the Company or any officer or director of the Company, or (ii) to the Company’s knowledge, that questions the validity of this Agreement, the Notes, the Warrants or the Loan Documents or the right of the Company to enter into them, or to consummate the transactions contemplated by this Agreement, the Notes, the Warrants or the Loan Documents, or (iii) to the Company’s knowledge, that would reasonably be expected to have, either individually or in the aggregate, a material adverse effect on the Company; (B) neither the Company nor, to the Company’s knowledge, any of its officers or directors is a party or is named as subject to the provisions of any order, writ, injunction, judgment or decree of any court or government agency or instrumentality (in the case of officers or directors, such as would affect the Company); and (C) there is no action, suit, proceeding or investigation by the Company pending or which the Company intends to initiate. The foregoing includes, without limitation, actions, suits, proceedings or investigations pending or threatened in writing (or any basis therefor known to the Company) involving the prior employment of any of the Company’s employees, their services provided in connection with the Company’s business, any information or techniques allegedly proprietary to any of their former employers or their obligations under any agreements with prior employers.

 

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3.11 Intellectual Property. Except as set forth on Schedule 3.11, (i) the Company (A) solely and exclusively owns, free and clear of all liens or encumbrances, all right, title and interest in and to any and all trademarks, service marks, domain names, inventions, know how, patents, copyrights, works of authorship, trade secrets, confidential information, software, and other intellectual property (collectively, “Intellectual Property”) that the Company purports to own (collectively, “Owned IP”) and (A) owns or has a valid license to use, sell, or license, as the case may be, all other Intellectual Property and information technology rights, systems, and assets (collectively, “IT Systems”) used in or necessary to conduct its business as currently conducted and proposed to be conducted and none of the foregoing will be adversely impacted by the execution or delivery of this Agreement or the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby; (ii) the Company and the conduct of the Company’s business (including its products and services) did not and do not infringe, misappropriate, or otherwise violate the Intellectual Property rights of any third party nor constitute unfair competition or trade practices and the Company has not received any written notices (including offers to license) and there are no claims, actions or proceedings pending (or to the knowledge of the Company, threatened), in each case, alleging any of the foregoing or contesting the ownership, use, validity, or enforceability of any Owned IP; (iv) to the knowledge of the Company, no third party has infringed, misappropriated or otherwise violated any Owned IP; (v) the Company takes reasonable steps to maintain, police and protect all Owned IP and the confidentiality of all of its IT Systems and its confidential information and trade secrets, all of which have been maintained in confidence and have not been disclosed other than pursuant to written non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements; and (iv) all source code for any proprietary Company software is in the Company’s sole possession and maintained as strictly confidential.

 

3.12 Compliance with Rules of Trading Market.

 

(a) Exchange Cap. Subject to Section 3.12(b) below and the applicable rules of the NYSE American (the “Principal Trading Market”), the Company shall not issue any Shares or Conversion Shares to the Purchaser if, to the extent that after giving effect thereto, the aggregate number of shares of Common Stock that would be issued pursuant to this Agreement and the transactions contemplated hereby would exceed 6,961,711 (such number of shares equal to 19.99% of the number of shares of Common Stock issued and outstanding immediately prior to the date of this Agreement), which number of shares shall be reduced, on a share-for-share basis, by the number of shares of Common Stock issued or issuable pursuant to any transaction or series of transactions that may be aggregated with the transactions contemplated by this Agreement under applicable rules of the Principal Trading Market (such maximum number of shares, the “Exchange Cap” and such limitation on the Company’s issuance of shares to the Purchaser, the “Exchange Cap Limitation”).

 

(b) Shareholder Approval. In the event the Company is prohibited from issuing any shares of Common Stock pursuant to Section 3.12(a) above (an “Exchange Cap Share Failure”), then the Company shall, as soon as practicable after the date of occurrence of such Exchange Cap Share Failure, but in no event later than ninety (90) days thereafter, the Company shall hold a meeting of its stockholders to seek the Shareholder Approval. In connection with such meeting and any subsequent stockholder meetings, the Company shall provide each stockholder with a proxy statement in compliance with applicable Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) rules and regulations and shall use commercially reasonable efforts to solicit the approval of its stockholders of the Shareholder Approval and to cause its Board of Directors to recommend to the stockholders that they approve such proposal. If, despite the Company’s efforts, the Shareholder Approval is not obtained at the first stockholder meeting, the Company shall cause an additional stockholder meeting to be held semi-annually thereafter to seek Shareholder Approval until the earlier of (i) the date such Shareholder Approval is obtained and (ii) the date on which none of the Notes are outstanding. For the avoidance of doubt, if the Company is required to and fails to obtain Shareholder Approval, the Exchange Cap shall be applicable for all purposes of this Agreement and the transactions contemplated hereby at all times during the term of this Agreement. For purposes of this Agreement, “Shareholder Approval” means such approval as may be required by the applicable rules and regulations of the Principal Trading Market (or any successor entity) from the shareholders of the Company with respect to the transactions contemplated by the Loan Documents, including (a) the issuance of all of the Conversion Shares or Shares in excess of 19.99% of the issued and outstanding Common Stock on the Closing Date and (b) any subsequent issuance(s) of the Shares of Conversion Shares in excess of 19.99% of the issued and outstanding Common Stock as a consequence of any corporate action including the implementation of a reverse stock split.

 

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(c) The Company shall not issue any Conversion Shares pursuant to this Agreement and the transactions contemplated hereby if such issuance would reasonably be expected to result in (A) violation of the Securities Act or (B) breach of the rules of the Principal Trading Market. The provisions of this Section 3.12 shall be implemented in a manner otherwise than in strict conformity with the terms of this Section 3.12 only if necessary to ensure compliance with the Securities Act and the applicable rules of the Trading Market. The limitations contained in this Section 3.12 may not be waived by the Company or the Purchaser.

 

4. Representations and Warranties of the Purchasers.

 

Each Purchaser hereby represents and warrants to, and agrees with, the Company, severally and not jointly, that the following is true and complete as of the Effective Date and the Closing Date:

 

4.1 Purchase for Own Account. Each Purchaser understands that the Notes, the Warrants, the Conversion Shares and the Shares (collectively, the “Securities”), have not been registered under the Securities Act on the basis that no distribution or public offering of the stock of the Company is to be effected. Each Purchaser realizes that the basis for the exemption may not be present if, notwithstanding its representations, each Purchaser has a present intention of acquiring the Securities for a fixed or determinable period in the future, selling (in connection with a distribution or otherwise), granting any participation in, or otherwise distributing the Securities. Each Purchaser represents that it is acquiring the Securities solely for its own account and beneficial interest for investment and not for sale or with a view to distribution of the Securities or any part thereof, has no present intention of selling (in connection with a distribution or otherwise), granting any participation in, or otherwise distributing the same, and does not presently have reason to anticipate a change in such intention.

 

4.2 Information and Sophistication. Without lessening or obviating the representations and warranties of the Company set forth in Section 3, each Purchaser hereby: (i) acknowledges that it has received all the information it has requested from the Company and it considers necessary or appropriate for deciding whether to acquire the Securities, (ii) represents that it has had an opportunity to ask questions and receive answers from the Company regarding the terms and conditions of the offering of the Securities and to obtain any additional information necessary to verify the accuracy of the information given to each Purchaser and (iii) further represents that it has such knowledge and experience in financial and business matters that it is capable of evaluating the merits and risk of this investment.

 

4.3 Ability to Bear Economic Risk. Each Purchaser acknowledges that investment in the Securities involves a high degree of risk, and represents that it is able, without materially impairing its financial condition, to hold the Securities for an indefinite period of time and to suffer a complete loss of its investment.

 

4.4 Rule 144. Each Purchaser is aware that none of the Securities may be sold pursuant to Rule 144 adopted under the Securities Act unless certain conditions are met, including, among other things, the existence of a public market for the shares, the availability of certain current public information about the Company, the resale following the required holding period under Rule 144 and the number of shares being sold during any three month period not exceeding specified limitations. The Purchaser is aware that the conditions for resale set forth in Rule 144 have not been satisfied as of the Effective Date.

 

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4.5 Accredited Investor Status. Each Purchaser is an “Accredited Investor” as such term is defined in Rule 501 under the Securities Act.

 

4.6 Further Limitations on Disposition. Without in any way limiting the representations set forth above, each Purchaser further agrees not to make any disposition of all or any portion of the Securities unless and until:

 

(a) There is then in effect a Registration Statement under the Securities Act covering such proposed disposition and such disposition is made in accordance with such Registration Statement; or

 

(b) Such Purchaser shall have notified the Company of the proposed disposition and shall have furnished the Company with a detailed statement of the circumstances surrounding the proposed disposition, and if reasonably requested by the Company, such Purchaser shall have furnished the Company with an opinion of counsel, reasonably satisfactory to the Company, that such disposition will not require registration under the Securities Act or any applicable state securities laws.

 

(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraphs (a) and (b) above, no such registration statement or opinion of counsel shall be necessary for a transfer by a Purchaser to (i) any shareholder, partner, retired partner, member or former member of such Purchaser for no additional consideration, (ii) any affiliate, including affiliated funds, for no additional consideration or (iii) transfers by gift, will or intestate succession to any spouse or lineal descendants or ancestors, if all transferees agree in writing to be subject to the terms hereof to the same extent as if they were the Purchaser hereunder.

 

5. Events of Default; Remedies.

 

5.1 Events of Default. Each of the following shall constitute an event of default (each, an “Event of Default”) under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents:

 

(a) The Company shall fail to pay (i) when due any principal or interest payment on the due date hereunder or (ii) any other payment required under the terms of the Notes or any other Loan Documents on the date due and such payment shall not have been made within five (5) days of the Company’s receipt of a Purchaser’s written notice to the Company of such failure to pay;

 

(b) Any representation or warranty made by the Company in any of the Loan Documents shall prove, when given, to be false or misleading in any material respect;

 

(c) The Company shall fail to observe or perform any other covenant, obligation, condition or agreement contained in the Loan Documents (other than those specified in Section 5.1(a)) and (i) such failure shall continue for 15 days, or (ii) if such failure is not curable within such 15-day period, but is reasonably capable of cure within 30 days, either (A) such failure shall continue for 30 days or (B) the Company shall not have commenced a cure in a manner reasonably satisfactory to the applicable Purchaser within the initial 15-day period;

 

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(d) The Company files any petition or action for relief under any bankruptcy, reorganization, insolvency or moratorium law or any other law for the relief of, or relating to, debtors, now or hereafter in effect, or makes any general assignment for the benefit of creditors or takes any corporate action in furtherance of any of the foregoing;

 

(e) An involuntary petition is filed against the Company (unless such petition is dismissed or discharged within thirty (30) days) under any bankruptcy statute now or hereafter in effect, or a custodian, receiver, trustee, assignee for the benefit of creditors (or other similar official) is appointed to take possession, custody or control of any property of the Company; or

 

(f) The Company’s stockholders or Board of Directors affirmatively vote to liquidate, dissolve, or wind up the Company or the Company otherwise ceases to carry on its ongoing business operations.

 

5.2 Remedies. Upon the occurrence of any Event of Default and while it is continuing, all unpaid principal on the Notes, accrued and unpaid interest thereon and all other amounts owing under any of the Loan Documents shall, at the option of the applicable Purchaser, and, upon the occurrence of any Event of Default pursuant to Section 5.1(d), (e) or (f) above, automatically, be immediately due, payable and collectible by the applicable Purchaser pursuant to applicable law. In the event of any Event of Default, the Company shall pay all reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs incurred by such Purchaser in enforcing its rights under the Notes and the other Loan Documents and collecting any amounts due and payable under the Notes. No right or remedy conferred upon or reserved to the Purchasers under this Agreement is intended to be exclusive of any other right or remedy, and every right and remedy shall be cumulative and in addition to every other right and remedy given hereunder or now and hereafter existing under applicable law.

 

6. Conditions to Closing.

 

6.1 Conditions to Purchasers’ Obligations at the Closing. The obligations of each Purchaser under the Loan Documents are subject to the fulfillment on or before each Closing of each of the following conditions, which may be waived in writing by the Requisite Purchasers:

 

(a) Representations and Warranties. The representations and warranties of the Company contained in Section 3 shall be true in all material respects on and as of each Closing with the same effect as though such representations and warranties had been made on and as of the date of such Closing.

 

(b) Performance. The Company shall have performed and complied in all material respects with all agreements, obligations, and conditions contained in the Loan Documents that are required to be performed or complied with by it on or before each Closing.

 

(c) Qualifications. All authorizations, approvals, or permits, if any, of any governmental authority or regulatory body of the United States or of any state that are required in connection with the lawful issuance and sale of the Note, the Warrant, the Conversion Shares and the Shares shall be duly obtained and effective as of each Closing.

 

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(d) Proceedings and Documents. All corporate and other proceedings in connection with the transactions contemplated at each Closing and all documents incident thereto shall be reasonably satisfactory in form and substance to the Purchaser’s counsel, which shall have received all such counterpart original and certified copies of such documents as it may reasonably request.

 

(e) Loan Documents. The Company shall have duly executed and delivered to the Purchasers the following documents:

 

(i) This Agreement; and

 

(ii) Each Note and Warrant issued hereunder.

 

6.2 Conditions to Obligations of the Company. The obligations of the Company under the Loan Documents are subject to the fulfillment on or before each Closing of each of the following conditions, which may be waived in writing by the Company:

 

(a) Representations and Warranties. The representations and warranties made by the Purchasers in Section 4 shall be true on and as of each Closing with the same effect as though such representations and warranties had been made on and as of the date of such Closing.

 

(b) Qualifications. All authorizations, approvals, or permits, if any, of any governmental authority or regulatory body of the United States or of any state that are required in connection with the lawful issuance and sale of the Notes, the Warrants, the Conversion Shares and the Shares shall be duly obtained and effective as of each Closing.

 

(c) Purchase Price. Each Purchaser shall have delivered to the Company their respective Loan Amount (as set forth on Exhibit A attached hereto) in respect of the Notes and the Warrants.

 

7. Registration Rights.

 

7.1 Registration Statement. Promptly, but in any event no later than fifteen (15) days from the date of this Agreement, the Company shall prepare and file with the SEC a Registration Statement covering the resale of all the shares of Common Stock issuable upon (i) the full or any partial conversion of the Notes and (ii) the exercise of the Warrants ((i) and (ii) collectively, the “Registrable Shares”). The foregoing Registration Statement shall be filed on Form S-3, or if Form S-3 is not available to the Company, Form S-1 or any successor forms thereto. The Registration Statement (and each amendment or supplement thereto, and each request for acceleration of effectiveness thereof) shall be provided to the Purchasers and their counsel at least three (3) Business Days prior to its filing or other submission and the Company shall incorporate all reasonable comments provided by the Purchasers or their counsel.

 

7.2 Expenses. Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, the Company will pay all fees and expenses incident to the performance of or compliance with this Section 7, including all fees and expenses associated with effecting the registration of the Registrable Shares, including all filing and printing fees, the Company’s counsel and accounting fees and expenses, costs associated with clearing the Registrable Shares for sale under applicable state securities laws, listing fees, fees and expenses of one counsel to the Purchasers and the Purchasers’ reasonable expenses in connection with the registration, but excluding discounts, commissions, fees of underwriters, selling brokers, dealer managers or similar securities industry professionals with respect to the Registrable Shares being sold.

 

7.3 Effectiveness. The Company shall use its commercially reasonable efforts to have the Registration Statement declared effective as soon as practicable after filing thereof but in no event later than the date that is ninety (90) days following the Closing Date. The Company shall notify the Purchasers by e-mail as promptly as practicable, and in any event, within twenty-four (24) hours, after the Registration Statement is declared effective and shall simultaneously provide the Purchasers with copies of any related prospectus to be used in connection with the sale or other disposition of the securities covered thereby.

 

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7.4 Company Obligations. The Company will use its efforts to effect the registration of the Registrable Shares in accordance with the terms hereof, and pursuant thereto the Company will, as expeditiously as possible:

 

(a) use its commercially reasonable efforts to cause the Registration Statement to become effective and to remain continuously effective for a period that will terminate upon the first date on which all Registrable Shares are either covered by the Registration Statement or may be sold without restriction, including volume or manner-of-sale restrictions, pursuant to Rule 144 or have been sold by the Purchasers (the “Effectiveness Period”) and advise the Purchasers in writing when the Effectiveness Period has expired;

 

(b) prepare and file with the SEC such amendments and post-effective amendments and supplements to the Registration Statement and any prospectus as may be necessary to keep the Registration Statement effective for the Effectiveness Period and to comply with the provisions of the Securities Act and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”) with respect to the distribution of all of the Registrable Shares covered thereby;

 

(c) provide copies to and permit counsel designated by the Purchasers to review all amendments and supplements to the Registration Statement no fewer than three (3) Business Days prior to its filing with the SEC and not file any document to which such counsel reasonably objects;

 

(d) furnish to the Purchasers and their legal counsel, without charge, (i) promptly after the same is prepared and publicly distributed, filed with the SEC, or received by the Company (but not later than two (2) Business Days after the filing date, receipt date or sending date, as the case may be) one copy of the Registration Statement and any amendment thereto, each preliminary prospectus and prospectus and each amendment or supplement thereto, and each letter written by or on behalf of the Company to the SEC or the staff of the SEC, and each item of correspondence from the SEC or the staff of the SEC, in each case relating to the Registration Statement (other than any portion of any thereof which contains information for which the Company has sought confidential treatment), and (ii) such number of copies of a prospectus, including a preliminary prospectus, and all amendments and supplements thereto and such other documents as the Purchasers may reasonably request in order to facilitate the disposition of the Registrable Shares that are covered by the related Registration Statement;

 

(e) immediately notify the Purchasers of any request by the SEC for the amending or supplementing of the Registration Statement or Prospectus or for additional information;

 

(f) use its commercially reasonable efforts to (i) prevent the issuance of any stop order or other suspension of effectiveness and, (ii) if such order is issued, obtain the withdrawal of any such order at the earliest possible moment and notify the Company of the issuance of any such order and the resolution thereof, or its receipt of notice of the initiation or threat of any proceeding for such purpose;

 

(g) prior to any public offering of Registrable Shares, use its commercially reasonable efforts to register or qualify or cooperate with the Purchasers and its counsel in connection with the registration or qualification of such Registrable Shares for offer and sale under the securities or blue sky laws of such jurisdictions requested by the Purchasers and do any and all other commercially reasonable acts or things necessary or advisable to enable the distribution in such jurisdictions of the Purchasers covered by the Registration Statement and the Company shall promptly notify the Purchasers of any notification with respect to the suspension of the registration or qualification of any of such Registrable Shares for sale under the securities or blue sky laws of such jurisdictions or its receipt of notice of the initiation or threat of any proceeding for such purpose;

 

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(h) immediately notify the Purchasers, at any time prior to the end of the Effectiveness Period, upon discovery that, or upon the happening of any event as a result of which, the Registration Statement or Prospectus includes an untrue statement of a material fact or omits to state any material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein not misleading (in the case of the prospectus, in light of the circumstances in which they were made), and promptly prepare, file with the SEC and furnish to such holder a supplement to or an amendment of such Registration Statement or prospectus as may be necessary so that such Registration Statement or prospectus shall not include an untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein not misleading (in the case of such prospectus, in light of the circumstances in which they were made);

 

(i) otherwise use its commercially reasonable efforts to comply with all applicable rules and regulations of the SEC under the Securities Act and the Exchange Act;

 

(j) hold in confidence and not make any disclosure of information concerning the Purchasers provided to the Company unless (i) disclosure of such information is necessary to comply with federal or state securities laws, (ii) the disclosure of such information is necessary to complete the Registration Statement or to avoid or correct a misstatement or omission in the Registration Statement, (iii) the release of such information is ordered pursuant to a subpoena or other final, non-appealable order from a court or governmental body of competent jurisdiction, or (iv) such information has been made generally available to the public other than by disclosure in violation of this Agreement or any other agreement, and upon learning that disclosure of such information concerning the Purchasers is sought in or by a court or governmental body of competent jurisdiction or through other means, give prompt written notice to the Purchaser and allow the Purchasers, at the Purchasers’ expense, to undertake appropriate action to prevent disclosure of, or to obtain a protective order for, such information; and

 

(k) take all other reasonable actions necessary to expedite and facilitate disposition by the Purchasers of all Registrable Shares pursuant to the Registration Statement.

 

8. Miscellaneous.

 

8.1 Binding Agreement. The terms and conditions of this Agreement shall inure to the benefit of and be binding upon the respective successors and assigns of the parties. Nothing in this Agreement, expressed or implied, is intended to confer upon any third party any rights, remedies, obligations, or liabilities under or by reason of this Agreement, except as expressly provided in this Agreement.

 

8.2 Governing Law. The terms of this Agreement shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Delaware, as applied to contracts entered into by Delaware residents within the State of Delaware, and to be performed entirely within the State of Delaware.

 

8.3 Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in two or more counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original, but all of which together shall constitute one and the same instrument.

 

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8.4 Titles and Subtitles. The titles and subtitles used in this Agreement are used for convenience only and are not to be considered in construing or interpreting this Agreement.

 

8.5 Notices. All notices required or permitted hereunder shall be in writing and shall be deemed effectively given: (a) upon personal delivery to the party to be notified, (b) five (5) days after having been sent by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, postage prepaid, (c) one (1) day after deposit with a nationally recognized overnight courier, specifying next day delivery, with written verification of receipt or (d) when transmitted by facsimile or electronic mail and receipt is acknowledged during normal business hours, and if not, the next business day after transmission.

 

8.6 Amendment; Modification; Waiver. No amendment, modification or waiver of any provision of this Agreement or consent to departure therefrom shall be effective unless in writing and approved by the Company and the Requisite Purchasers. Any amendment or waiver effected in accordance with this Section 8.6 shall be binding upon each Purchaser and/or holder of any Notes at the time outstanding, each future holder of such securities, and the Company.

 

8.7 Severability. If one or more provisions of this Agreement are held to be unenforceable under applicable law, such provision shall be excluded from this Agreement and the balance of the Agreement shall be interpreted as if such provision were so excluded and shall be enforceable in accordance with its terms.

 

8.8 Entire Agreement. This Agreement, the Exhibits hereto, and the Loan Documents constitute the full and entire understanding and agreement between the parties with regard to the subjects hereof and no party shall be liable or bound to any other party in any manner by any representations, warranties, covenants and agreements except as specifically set forth herein and therein.

 

8.9 Finder’s Fee. The Purchasers shall not be obligated for any finder’s fee in connection with this transaction.

 

8.10 Expenses. The Company and the Purchasers shall pay their own costs and expenses incurred with respect to the negotiation, execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement.

 

[SIGNATURE PAGE TO FOLLOW]

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have executed this Note and Warrant Purchase Agreement as of the day and year first written above.

 

  COMPANY:
     
  PARTS ID, INC.
     
  By: /s/ John Pendleton
  Name:  John Pendleton
  Title: Executive Vice President, Legal & Corporate Affairs

 

PURCHASERS:  
     
2642186 ONTARIO INC.  
     
By: /s/ Matthew Kurtin  
Name:  Matthew Kurtin  
Title: Authorized Signatory  
     
LEV PEKER  
     
By:   /s/ Lev Peker  
Name: Lev Peker  
     
EDWIN J. RIGAUD  
     
By:   /s/ Edwin J. Rigaud  
Name: Edwin J. Rigaud  

 

 

 

SCHEDULE 3.3

 

PARTS iD, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company

 

 

 

SCHEDULE 3.10

 

The information described under the heading “Legal Matters” in Note 7 to the Company’s Consolidated Financial Statements included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2022, filed with the SEC on April 17 2023, is incorporated herein by reference.

 

 

 

 

SCHEDULE 3.11

 

Pursuant to the terms of that certain (i) the Security Agreement, by and among the Company and Lind Global Fund II LP (“Secured Party”), (ii) the Security Agreement, by and between PARTS iD, LLC and the Secured Party, (iii) the Pledge Agreement, by and between the Company and the Secured Party and (iv) the Trademark Security Agreement, by and between PARTS iD, LLC and the Secured Party, the Company has granted a senior security interest in all of Company’s right, title, and interest in, to and under all of Company’s property (inclusive of intellectual property), subject to certain exceptions as set forth in such agreements.

 

The junior secured convertible promissory notes (the “March 2023 Notes”) issued by the Company to certain investors on March 6, 2023 are secured by a junior security interest in all of the Company’s right, title, and interest in and to all of the Company’s assets, subject to the subordination provisions contained in the March 2023 Notes.

 

 

 

EXHIBIT A

 

SCHEDULE OF PURCHASERS

 

NAME  LOAN AMOUNT   NUMBER OF WARRANTS TO PURCHASE SHARES OF COMMON STOCK 
2642186 Ontario Inc.  $1,000,000    2,380,952 
Lev Peker  $2,000,000    4,761,904 
Edwin J. Rigaud  $250,000    595,238 
Total  $3,250,000    7,738,094 

 

 

 

EXHIBIT B

 

FORM OF JUNIOR SECURED

CONVERTIBLE PROMISSORY NOTE

 

 

 

EXHIBIT C

 

FORM OF WARRANT

 

 

 

 

Exhibit 10.10

 

NEITHER THIS CONVERTIBLE PROMISSORY NOTE, NOR THE SECURITIES ISSUABLE UPON CONVERSION OF THIS NOTE, HAVE BEEN REGISTERED UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED (THE “ACT”), OR THE SECURITIES LAWS OF ANY STATE. NO SALE OR DISPOSITION MAY BE EFFECTED EXCEPT IN COMPLIANCE WITH RULE 144 UNDER THE ACT OR AN EFFECTIVE REGISTRATION STATEMENT RELATED THERETO OR AN APPLICABLE EXEMPTION THEREFROM.

 

JUNIOR SECURED CONVERTIBLE PROMISSORY NOTE

 

$[__] July 13 2023

 

For value received, PARTS iD, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Company”), hereby promises to pay to the order of [__] (“Purchaser”), the principal sum of [__] Dollars ($[__]). This junior secured convertible promissory note (this “Note”) shall not bear interest. All payments on this Note shall be made by wire transfer of immediately available funds or as otherwise determined by the Company to such account as the Purchaser may from time to time designate by written notice in accordance with the provisions of this Note.

 

1. Payment; Maturity.

 

1.1 This Note is one in a series of similar junior secured convertible promissory notes (collectively, the “Notes”) issued pursuant to the terms of that certain Note and Warrant Purchase Agreement, dated as of July 13, 2023, by and among the Company and the persons and entities listed on the Schedule of Purchasers attached thereto as Exhibit A, as the same may be amended from time to time (the “Purchase Agreement”). Capitalized terms used herein and not otherwise defined herein shall have the respective meanings given to them in the Purchase Agreement or other Loan Documents (as defined in the Purchase Agreement).

 

1.2 All payments of interest and principal in cash shall be in lawful money of the United States of America. If any payments on this Note become due on a Saturday, Sunday or a public holiday under the laws of the State of Delaware, such payment shall be made on the next succeeding business day and such extension of time shall be included in computing interest in connection with such payment. Upon an Event of Default, the outstanding principal of this Note shall be payable in accordance with Section 10 below. If not otherwise converted or redeemed earlier in accordance with the terms of Section 2 or 3 below or repaid in full, the outstanding principal of this Note (the “Note Amount”) shall become fully due and payable upon July 13, 2024 (such date, the “Maturity Date”).

 

2. Optional Conversion Upon Maturity Date. Effective on the Maturity Date, if the Note Amount has not otherwise been repaid by the Company in accordance with the terms and conditions set forth herein, then at the option of the Purchaser, the Note Amount shall convert into that number of fully paid and nonassessable shares of the Company’s Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Common Stock”), at a conversion price equal to the Note Amount divided by the Conversion Price (as defined herein). For purposes of this Section 2, “Conversion Price” shall mean, for a share of the Company’s Common Stock on the Maturity Date, the closing bid price on the NYSE American or applicable trading market as reported by a reliable reporting service (“Reporting Service”) designated by the Company (i.e. Bloomberg) or, if the NYSE American is not the principal trading market for the Company’s Common Stock, the closing bid price of such Common Stock on the principal securities exchange or trading market where such Common Stock is listed or traded or, if no closing bid price of such Common Stock is available in any of the foregoing manners, the average of the closing bid prices of any market makers for such Common Stock that are listed in the “pink sheets”. If the Conversion Price cannot be calculated for the Company’s Common Stock on the Maturity Date in the manner provided above, the Conversion Price shall be the fair market value of a share of the Company’s Common Stock as determined by the Company’s board of directors.

 

 

 

 

3. Repayment Upon Equity Financing. If, within 180 days of the date of this Note, the Company consummates an Equity Financing (as defined below), then the Company shall pay to the Purchaser an amount, payable in cash, equal to the Note Amount at the first closing of the Equity Financing. For purposes of this Note, an “Equity Financing” shall mean the issuance and sale of equity securities or equity-linked securities (including, for the avoidance of doubt, any shares of the Company’s common stock, preferred stock or any securities convertible into common stock or preferred stock, in a registered underwritten offering or private placement) to investors (whether in one transaction or series of related transactions) after the date hereof resulting in aggregate gross proceeds to the Company of at least Ten Million Dollars ($10,000,000), paid in cash and excluding conversion of (A) the Notes, including accrued but unpaid interest thereon, and (B) any other indebtedness of the Company, convertible promissory notes or similar instruments.

 

4. Repayment Upon Change of Control. In the event the Company enters into a transaction that results in a Change of Control (as defined below) of the Company (a “Company Sale”), prior to the repayment or conversion of this Note, then, notwithstanding any provision in this Note to the contrary, in lieu of the then outstanding principal that would otherwise be payable at such time pursuant to Section 1, the Company shall, prior to or otherwise in connection with the closing of such Company Sale, pay to the Purchaser an amount, payable in cash, equal to the Note Amount at the closing of the Company Sale. “Change of Control” as used above, means (i) a transaction or series of related transactions in which any person or group becomes the beneficial owner of more than fifty percent (50%) of the outstanding voting securities entitled to elect the Company’s board of directors, (ii) any reorganization, merger or consolidation of the Company, in which the outstanding voting security holders of the Company fail to retain at least a majority of such voting securities following such transaction or (iii) a sale, lease or other disposition of all or substantially all of the assets of the Company.

 

5. Fraction Shares. No fractional shares of Company’s capital stock will be issued upon conversion or redemption of this Note. In lieu of any fractional share to which Purchaser would otherwise be entitled, Company will pay to Purchaser in cash the amount of the unconverted or unredeemed principal and interest balance of this Note that would otherwise be converted into such fractional share.

 

6. Effect of Conversion. Upon conversion of this Note pursuant to Section 2, Purchaser shall surrender this Note, duly endorsed, at the principal offices of Company. Before this Note shall be entitled to be converted pursuant to Section 2 above, Purchaser shall execute and deliver to the Company a purchase agreement reasonably acceptable to the Company containing customary representations and warranties and transfer restrictions reasonably acceptable to the Company. At its expense, Company will, as soon as practicable thereafter, issue and deliver to Purchaser, at Purchaser’s address set forth in the Purchase Agreement or such other address requested by Purchaser, a certificate or certificates for the number of shares to which Purchaser is entitled upon such conversion (bearing such legends as are required by the Purchase Agreement, any other agreement entered into in connection with the any such conversion or applicable state and federal securities laws), together with a replacement Note (if any principal amount is not converted) and any other securities and property to which Purchaser is entitled upon such conversion under the terms of this Note, including a check payable to Purchaser for any cash amounts payable as a result of any fractional shares as described herein.

 

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7. Compliance with Rules of Trading Market.

 

7.1 Exchange Cap. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, if the Company has not obtained Shareholder Approval, then the Company may not issue, upon conversion of this Note, the payment of any Interest Shares, or the payment of any redemption in shares of common stock or otherwise, a number of shares of common stock, which, when aggregated with any shares of common stock issued in connection with any other related transactions that may be considered part of the same series of transactions, would exceed the Exchange Cap (as defined in the Purchase Agreement).

 

7.2 Shareholder Approval. In the event the Company is prohibited from issuing any shares of common stock pursuant to Section 6.1 above (an “Exchange Cap Share Failure” and such number of shares of common stock that is determined to be unavailable for issuance upon the conversion or redemption of this Note, the “Exchange Cap Excess Shares”), then the Company shall, as soon as practicable after the date of occurrence of such Exchange Cap Share Failure, but in no event later than one hundred and twenty (120) days thereafter, hold a meeting of its stockholders to seek the Shareholder Approval. In connection with such meeting and any subsequent stockholder meetings, the Company shall provide each stockholder with a proxy statement in compliance with applicable Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) rules and regulations and shall use its best efforts to solicit the approval of its stockholders of the Shareholder Approval and to cause its board of directors to recommend to the stockholders that they approve such proposal. If, despite the Company’s best efforts, the Shareholder Approval is not obtained at the first stockholder meeting, the Company shall cause an additional stockholder meeting to be held semi-annually thereafter to seek Shareholder Approval until the earlier of (i) the date such Shareholder Approval is obtained and (ii) the date on which the Note is no longer outstanding. In the event the Company is prohibited from issuing shares of common stock pursuant to the conversion this Note, the payment of any Interest Shares, the payment of any redemption in shares of common stock or otherwise, due to the Exchange Cap, and the Company fails to obtain Shareholder Approval as required by this Section 6.2, then, in exchange for the cancellation of such portion of this Note, interest or other amounts convertible into such Exchange Cap Excess Shares, the Company shall pay cash to the Purchaser at a price equal to the product of (A) such number of Exchange Cap Excess Shares and (B) the closing sale price of