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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): February 4, 2024

 

 

SPIRE GLOBAL, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

Delaware

001-39493

85-1276957

(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)

(Commission File Number)

(IRS Employer
Identification No.)

 

 

 

 

 

8000 Towers Crescent Drive

Suite 1100

 

Vienna, Virginia

 

22182

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(Zip code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (202) 301-5127

 

Not Applicable

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

 

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

 

 

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(s)

 


Name of each exchange on which registered

Class A common stock, par value of $0.0001 per share

 

SPIR

 

The New York Stock Exchange

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

Emerging growth company

 


 

 

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

 


 

 

 


 

 

Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On February 4, 2024, Spire Global, Inc. (the “Company”) and Signal Ocean Ltd (“Signal Ocean”) entered into a securities purchase agreement (the “SPA”) for the issuance and sale of 833,333 shares (“Shares”) of the Company’s Class A common stock to Signal Ocean at a price of $12.00 per share (the “Private Placement”). The Private Placement closed on February 8, 2024 (the “Closing”), resulting in gross proceeds to the Company of $10.0 million.

 

The parties to the SPA have each made customary representations, warranties and covenants that are typical for transactions of this type. Pursuant to the SPA, the Company also agreed to prepare and file a registration statement registering the Shares for resale under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), within 30 days of the Closing.

 

The foregoing description of the SPA is qualified in its entirety by reference to the SPA, which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated by reference herein.

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.
 

On February 8, 2024, the Company issued a press release announcing the Private Placement. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.

The information furnished pursuant to Item 7.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K, including Exhibit 99.1 hereto, shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section, and shall not be deemed to be incorporated by reference into any filing of the Company under the Securities Act, or the Exchange Act, except as may be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.

The Company announces material information to the public about the Company, its products and services and other matters through a variety of means, including filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, press releases, public conference calls, webcasts, the investor relations section of its website (www.ir.spire.com), its Twitter account (@SpireGlobal), and its LinkedIn page in order to achieve broad, non-exclusionary distribution of information to the public and for complying with its disclosure obligations under Regulation FD.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

Exhibits

Description

10.1

Securities Purchase Agreement, dated February 4, 2024, by and among Spire Global, Inc. and Signal Ocean Ltd.

99.1

News release of Spire Global, Inc. dated February 8, 2024.

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Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).


 

 

 


 

 

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.

 

 

 


SPIRE GLOBAL, INC.

 

 

 

 

Date:

February 8, 2024

By:

  /s/ Peter Platzer

 

 

Name:

Title:

Peter Platzer

Chief Executive Officer

 

 


 

Execution Version

Exhibit 10.1

 

SECURITIES PURCHASE AGREEMENT

 

THIS SECURITIES PURCHASE AGREEMENT (“Agreement”) is made as of February 4, 2024, by and among Spire Global, Inc., a Delaware corporation, with an address at 8000 Towers Crescent Drive Suite 1100 Vienna, Virginia 22182 (the “Company”), and Signal Ocean Ltd, a private limited company incorporated under the laws of England and Wales (the “Investor”).

 

Recitals:

 

A.
Spire Global Subsidiary, Inc., a Delaware corporation and subsidiary of the Company, and the Investor are, simultaneously with or prior to the execution of this Agreement, entering into that certain Terrestrial AIS Network Services Agreement, dated the date hereof (the “Service Agreement”);

 

B.
The obligations and other terms and conditions contained in the Service Agreement are contingent upon the Investor subscribing for 833,333 shares of the Company’s Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (“Shares”), upon the terms and subject to the conditions stated in this Agreement; and

 

C.
The Company and the Investor are executing and delivering this Agreement in connection with an offering of securities of the Company (the “Offering”), in reliance upon the exemption from securities registration afforded by the provisions of Section 4(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “1933 Act”), or Regulation D promulgated thereunder (“Regulation D”).

 

In consideration of the mutual promises made 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. In addition to those terms defined above and elsewhere in this Agreement, for the purposes of this Agreement, the following terms shall have the meanings set forth below:

 

1934 Act” means the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or any successor statute, and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder.

 

Affiliate” means, with respect to any Person, any other Person which directly or indirectly through one or more intermediaries Controls, is controlled by, or is under common Control with, such Person.

 

Business Day” means a day, other than a Saturday or Sunday, on which banks in New York City are open for the general transaction of business.

 


 

 

Common Stock” means the Company’s Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, and any securities into which the common stock may be reclassified.

 

Company’s Knowledge” means the actual knowledge of the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Legal Officer (as defined in Rule 405 under the 1933 Act), after due inquiry.

 

Confidential Information” means trade secrets, confidential information and know-how (including but not limited to ideas, formulae, compositions, processes, procedures and techniques, research and development information, computer program code, performance specifications, support documentation, drawings, specifications, designs, business and marketing plans, and customer and supplier lists and related information).

 

Control” (including the terms “controlling”, “controlled by” or “under common control with”) means the possession, direct or indirect, of the power to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of a Person, whether through the ownership of voting securities, by contract or otherwise.

 

DPA” means Section 721 of the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended, including all implementing regulations thereof.

 

Intellectual Property” means all of the following: (i) patents, patent applications, patent disclosures and inventions (whether or not patentable and whether or not reduced to practice); (ii) trademarks, service marks, trade dress, trade names, corporate names, logos, slogans and Internet domain names, together with all goodwill associated with each of the foregoing; (iii) copyrights and copyrightable works; (iv) registrations, applications and renewals for any of the foregoing; and (v) proprietary computer software (including but not limited to data, data bases and documentation).

 

Material Adverse Effect” means a material adverse effect on (i) the assets, liabilities, results of operations, condition (financial or otherwise) or business of the Company and its Subsidiaries taken as a whole, or (ii) the ability of the Company to perform its obligations under the Transaction Documents.

 

Offering Price” means $12.00 per Share.

 

Person” means an individual, corporation, partnership, limited liability company, trust, business trust, association, joint stock company, joint venture, sole proprietorship, unincorporated organization, governmental authority, or any other form of entity not specifically listed herein.

 

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Proceeding” means an action, claim, suit, investigation or proceeding (including, without limitation, an investigation or partial proceeding, such as a deposition) whether commenced or threatened.

 

"Rule 144” means Rule 144 under the 1933 Act.

 

Sanctioned Country” means, at any time, a country or territory that is itself the target of comprehensive Sanctions (currently, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria, the Crimea region of Ukraine, the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic, and the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic).

 

Sanctioned Person” means any Person that is the target of Sanctions, including (a) any Person listed in any Sanctions-related list of designated Persons maintained by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the U.S. Department of the Treasury (“OFAC”) or the U.S. Department of State, the United Nations Security Council, the European Union, any member state of the European Union, or the United Kingdom; (b) any Person operating, organized, or resident in a Sanctioned Country; (c) the government of a Sanctioned Country or the Government of Venezuela; or (d) any Person 50% or more owned or controlled by any such Person or Persons or acting for or on behalf of such Person or Persons.

 

Sanctions” means economic or financial sanctions or trade embargoes imposed, administered or enforced from time to time by (a) the U.S. government, including those administered by OFAC or the U.S. Department of State, or (b) the United Nations Security Council, the European Union, any European Union member state or the United Kingdom.

 

SEC” means the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.

 

Subsidiary(ies)” of any Person means another Person, an amount of the voting securities, other voting ownership or voting partnership interests of which is sufficient to elect at least a majority of its Board of Directors or other governing body (or, if there are no such voting interests, 50% or more of the equity interests of which) is owned directly or indirectly by such first Person.

 

Trade Controls” means (a) all applicable trade, export control, import, and antiboycott laws and regulations imposed, administered, or enforced by the U.S. government, including the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. § 1778), the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. §§ 1701–1706), Section 999 of the Internal Revenue Code, the U.S. customs laws at Title 19 of the U.S. Code, the Export Control Reform Act of 2018 (50 U.S.C. §§ 4801-4861), the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (22 C.F.R. Parts 120–130), the Export Administration Regulations (15 C.F.R. Parts 730-774), the U.S. customs regulations at 19 C.F.R. Chapter 1, and the Foreign Trade Regulations (15 C.F.R. Part 30); and (b) all applicable trade, export control, import, and antiboycott laws and regulations imposed, administered or enforced by any other country, except to the extent inconsistent with U.S. law.

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Trading Market” shall mean the New York Stock Exchange.

 

Transaction Documents” means this Agreement and certain other agreements, documents, instruments, and certificates necessary to carry out the purposes thereof.

 

2.
Purchase and Sale of Shares.

 

2.1
Agreement to Sell and Purchase. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, at Closing (as defined below), the Investor shall purchase, and the Company shall sell and issue to the Investor, the Shares in exchange for payment by the Investor of a purchase price per share equal to the Offering Price for an aggregate purchase price of $10,000,000.

 

2.2
Closing; Closing Date. The completion of the sale and purchase of the Shares (the “Closing”) shall be held five (5) Business Days following the date of this Agreement, subject to the satisfaction of the conditions set forth in Section 5 (the “Closing Date”), at the offices of Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, 2200 Wells Fargo Center 90 South Seventh Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402, or at such other time and place as the Company and Investor may agree.

 

2.3
Delivery of the Shares. At the Closing, subject to the terms and conditions hereof, the Company will deliver to the Investor a stock certificate or certificates (or book entry statement in lieu thereof), in such denominations and registered in such names as the Investor may designate by notice to the Company, representing the Shares, dated as of the Closing Date, against payment of the purchase price therefor by cash in the form of wire transfer pursuant to the wire instructions delivered to the Investor by the Company at least two (2) Business Days prior to the Closing Date.

 

3.
Representations and Warranties of the Company. The Company hereby represents and warrants to the Investor that, except as set forth in the SEC Filings (as defined below):

 

3.1
Organization, Good Standing and Qualification. The Company and each of its Subsidiaries are duly organized, validly existing and in good standing under the laws of the jurisdiction of their respective states of incorporation and organization and have all requisite corporate power and authority to own or lease and use its properties and assets, and to carry on their business as now conducted and as presently proposed to be conducted. The Company and its Subsidiaries are duly qualified to do business as a foreign corporation and are in good standing in each jurisdiction in which the conduct of their business or their ownership or leasing of property makes such qualification or leasing necessary unless the failure to so qualify has not had and would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

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3.2
Authorization. The Company has full power and authority and has taken all requisite action on the part of the Company, its officers, directors, and stockholders necessary for (i) the authorization, execution, and delivery of the Transaction Documents, (ii) the authorization of the performance of all obligations of the Company hereunder or thereunder, and (iii) the authorization, issuance (or reservation for issuance) and delivery of the Shares. The Transaction Documents constitute the legal, valid, and binding obligations of the Company, enforceable against the Company in accordance with their terms, subject to bankruptcy, insolvency, fraudulent transfer, reorganization, moratorium, and similar laws of general applicability, relating to or affecting creditors’ rights generally.

 

3.3
Capitalization. The Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2022 (the “10-K”), and all other reports filed by the Company pursuant to the 1934 Act since the filing of the 10-K and prior to the date hereof (collectively, the “SEC Filings”) set forth (a) the authorized capital stock of the Company; (b) the number of shares of capital stock issuable pursuant to the Company’s stock plans; and (c) the number of shares of capital stock issuable and reserved for issuance pursuant to securities (other than the Shares) exercisable for, or convertible into, or exchangeable for any shares of capital stock of the Company, in each case as of the dates presented. The authorized capital stock of the Company consists of (i) 1,000,000,000 shares of Common Stock and 15,000,000 shares of Class B common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, of which (A) 21,100,306 and 1,507,325 shares, respectively, were issued and outstanding as of the date of this Agreement, and (B) 5,102,120 shares of Common Stock were reserved for issuance upon the exercise or conversion, as the case may be, of outstanding options, warrants or other convertible securities as of the date of this Agreement; and (ii) 100,000,000 shares of undesignated preferred stock, par value $0.0001 per share, none of which, as of the date of this Agreement, are outstanding or reserved for issuance upon the exercise or conversion, as the case may be, of outstanding options, warrants or other convertible securities. All of the issued and outstanding shares of the Company’s capital stock have been duly authorized and validly issued and are fully paid, non-assessable and free of pre-emptive rights and were issued in full compliance with applicable state and federal securities law and any rights of third parties. No Person is entitled to pre-emptive or similar statutory or contractual rights with respect to any securities of the Company. There are no outstanding warrants, options, convertible securities or other rights, agreements, or arrangements of any character under which the Company or its Subsidiaries are or may be obligated to issue any equity securities of any kind and except as contemplated by this Agreement or described in this Section 3.3. There are no voting agreements, buy-sell agreements, option or right of first refusal purchase agreements or other agreements of any kind among the Company and any of the securityholders of the Company relating to the securities of the Company held by them. No Person has the right to require the Company to register any securities of the Company under the 1933 Act, whether on a demand basis or in connection with the registration of securities of the Company for its own account or for the account of any other Person. The issuance and sale of the Shares hereunder will not obligate the Company to issue shares of Common Stock or other securities to any other Person (other than the Investor) and will not result in the adjustment of the exercise, conversion, exchange or reset price of any outstanding security. Neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries owns or holds the right to acquire any stock, partnership, interest, joint venture interest or other equity ownership interest in any Person, and, except as disclosed in the SEC

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Filings, the Company owns, directly or indirectly, all of the capital stock or other equity interests of each of its Subsidiaries, free and clear of any liens.

 

3.4
Valid Issuance. The Shares to be issued under this Agreement have been duly authorized and, when issued and sold and paid for by the Investor in accordance with this Agreement will be duly authorized and validly issued and shall be free and clear of all encumbrances and restrictions (other than those created by the Investor), except for restrictions on transfer set forth in the Transaction Documents.

 

3.5
Consents. The execution, delivery and performance by the Company of the Transaction Documents, and the offer, issuance and sale of the Shares, require no consent of, action by or in respect of, or filing with, any Person, governmental body, agency, or official other than filings that have been made pursuant to applicable state securities laws and post-sale filings pursuant to applicable state and federal securities laws or any other notices required thereby, all of which the Company undertakes to file within the applicable time periods. Subject to the accuracy of the representations and warranties of the Investor set forth in Section 4 hereof, the Company has taken all action necessary to exempt (i) the issuance and sale of the Shares, and (ii) the other transactions contemplated by the Transaction Documents from the provisions of any stockholder rights plan or other “poison pill” arrangement, any anti-takeover, business combination or control share law or statute binding on the Company or to which the Company or any of its assets and properties may be subject and any provision of the Company’s certificate of incorporation, as amended, or bylaws that is or is reasonably expected to become applicable to the Investor as a result of the transactions contemplated hereby, including without limitation, the issuance of the Shares and the ownership, disposition or voting of the Shares by the Investor or the exercise of any right granted to the Investor pursuant to this Agreement or the other Transaction Documents.

 

3.6
Delivery of SEC Filings; Business. The Company has made available to the Investor through the EDGAR system, true and complete copies of the SEC Filings. Except as indicated in the SEC Filings, the SEC Filings are the only filings required of the Company pursuant to the 1934 Act for such period. The Company and its Subsidiaries are engaged in all material respects only in the business described in the SEC Filings and the SEC Filings contain a complete and accurate description in all material respects of the business of the Company and its Subsidiaries, taken as a whole.

 

3.7
Use of Proceeds. The proceeds from the sale of the Shares will be used primarily for general working capital purposes. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Company may use the proceeds from such sale to fund its strategy for growth and to make acquisitions.

 

3.8
No Material Adverse Change. Since September 30, 2023, there has been no material adverse change in the assets, liabilities, business, properties, operations, financial condition or results of operations of the Company and its Subsidiaries, taken as a whole. Since September 30, 2023, the Company has not declared or paid any dividend or distribution or its capital stock.

 

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3.9
SEC Filings; NYSE. The Company has timely filed with the SEC all of the reports and other documents required to be filed by it under the 1934 Act and the 1933 Act and any required amendments to any of the foregoing. At the time of filing thereof, the SEC Filings complied as to form in all material respects with the requirements of the 1934 Act and did 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 the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading. None of the Company’s Subsidiaries is subject to the periodic reporting requirements of the 1934 Act. As of the date hereof, there are no outstanding or unresolved comments in comment letters from the SEC staff with respect to any of the SEC Filings and the Company has not been notified that any of the SEC Filings is the subject of ongoing SEC review or outstanding investigation. The Common Stock is registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the 1934 Act, and the Company has taken no action designed to, or which to its knowledge is likely to have the effect of, terminating the registration of the Common Stock under the 1934 Act nor has the Company received any notification that the SEC is contemplating terminating such registration. Except as set forth in the SEC Filings, the Company has not, in the 12 months preceding the date hereof, received notice from any Trading Market on which the Common Stock is or has been listed or quoted to the effect that the Company is not in compliance with the listing or maintenance requirements of such Trading Market. Except as set forth in the SEC Filings, the Company is, and has no reason to believe that it will not in the foreseeable future continue to be, in compliance with all such listing and maintenance requirements. The Common Stock is currently eligible for electronic transfer through the Depository Trust Company or another established clearing corporation and the Company is current in payment of the fees of the Depository Trust Company (or such other established clearing corporation) in connection with such electronic transfer. The shares of Common Stock are listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and the Company has not received any notification that, and has no knowledge that, the New York Stock Exchange is contemplating terminating such listing.

 

3.10
No Conflict, Breach, Violation or Default. The execution, delivery and performance of the Transaction Documents by the Company and the issuance and sale of the Shares will not conflict with or result in a breach or violation of any of the terms and provisions of, or constitute a default under (i) the Company’s certificate of incorporation, as amended, or bylaws, both as in effect on the date hereof (true and complete copies of which have been made available to the Investor through the EDGAR system), or (ii)(a) any statute, rule, regulation or order of any governmental agency or body or any court, domestic or foreign, having jurisdiction over the Company, any Subsidiary or any of their respective assets or properties except as would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, or (b) any agreement or instrument to which the Company or any Subsidiary is a party or by which the Company or a Subsidiary is bound or to which any of their respective assets or properties is subject.

 

3.11
Taxes. The Company and each Subsidiary has timely filed all federal, state, local and foreign income and franchise tax returns, and all such tax returns were correct and complete in all material respects, and has paid all taxes shown as due thereon, except with respect to matters contested in good faith and for which adequate reserves have been established in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles applied on a consistent basis (“GAAP”), subject to allowable extensions to file. The Company has no knowledge of a tax

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deficiency which has been or might be asserted or threatened against it by any taxing jurisdiction.

 

3.12
Litigation. There are no pending actions, suits or proceedings against the Company, its Subsidiaries or any of their properties; and to the Company’s Knowledge, no such actions, suits or proceedings are threatened, in each case which, individually or in the aggregate, have had or could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

3.13
Financial Statements. The financial statements included in each SEC Filing present fairly, in all material respects, the consolidated financial position of the Company as of the dates shown and its consolidated results of operations and cash flows for the periods shown, and such financial statements have been prepared in conformity with GAAP (except as may be disclosed therein or in the notes thereto, and, in the case of quarterly financial statements, as permitted by Form 10-Q under the 1934 Act). Except as set forth in the financial statements of the Company included in the SEC Filings filed prior to the date hereof, neither the Company nor its Subsidiaries have incurred any liabilities, contingent or otherwise, except those incurred in the ordinary course of business, consistent (as to amount and nature) with past practices since the date of such financial statements, none of which, individually or in the aggregate, have had or could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

3.14
Insurance Coverage. The Company and each Subsidiary maintains in full force and effect insurance coverage that is customary for comparably situated companies for the business being conducted and properties owned or leased by the Company and each Subsidiary, and the Company reasonably believes such insurance coverage to be adequate against all liabilities, claims and risks against which it is customary for comparably situated companies to insure.

 

3.15
Brokers and Finders. No Person will have, as a result of the transactions contemplated by the Transaction Documents, any valid right, interest or claim against or upon the Company, any Subsidiary or the Investor for any commission, fee or other compensation pursuant to any agreement, arrangement or understanding entered into by or on behalf of the Company.

 

3.16
No Directed Selling Efforts or General Solicitation. Neither the Company nor any Person acting on its behalf has conducted any general solicitation or general advertising (as those terms are used in Regulation D) in connection with the offer or sale of any of the Shares.

 

3.17
No Integrated Offering. Neither the Company nor any of its Affiliates, nor any Person acting on its or their behalf has, directly or indirectly, made any offers or sales of any Company security or solicited any offers to buy any security, under circumstances that would adversely affect reliance by the Company on Section 4(a)(2) of the 1933 Act for the exemption from registration for the transactions contemplated hereby or would require registration of the Shares under the 1933 Act.

 

3.18
Private Placement. Assuming the accuracy of the representations of the Investor set forth in Section 4 hereof (the “Investment Representations”), the offer and sale of the

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Shares to the Investor as contemplated hereby is exempt from the registration requirements of the 1933 Act.

 

3.19
Questionable Payments. Neither the Company nor its Subsidiaries nor, to the Company’s Knowledge, any of their respective current or former stockholders, directors, officers, employees, agents or other Persons acting on behalf of the Company or any Subsidiary, has on behalf of the Company or any Subsidiary or in connection with their respective businesses: (a) used any corporate funds for unlawful contributions, gifts, entertainment or other unlawful expenses relating to political activity; (b) made any direct or indirect unlawful payments to any governmental officials or employees from corporate funds; (c) established or maintained any unlawful or unrecorded fund of corporate monies or other assets; (d) made any false or fictitious entries on the books and records of the Company or any Subsidiary; (e) made any unlawful bribe, rebate, payoff, influence payment, kickback or other unlawful payment of any nature; or (f) taken any actions that would violate the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977, as amended, or U.K. Bribery Act 2010, as may be amended, or similar law of any other relevant jurisdiction, or the rules or regulations thereunder. The Company has instituted and maintains policies and procedures to ensure compliance therewith. No part of the proceeds from the sale of the Shares will be used, directly or indirectly, in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 or the U.K. Bribery Act 2010, each as may be amended, or similar law of any other relevant jurisdiction, or the rules or regulations thereunder.

 

3.20
Economic Sanctions. None of the Company, its Subsidiaries, or their respective directors, officers, or, to the Company’s knowledge, their respective agents or employees is: (a) a Sanctioned Person; (b) subject to debarment or any list-based designations under any Trade Controls; or (c) engaged in transactions, dealings, or activities that might reasonably be expected to cause such Person to become a Sanctioned Person. Within the past five (5) years, except as set forth in Schedule 3.20 hereto, the Company has (i) complied with applicable Trade Controls and Sanctions; (ii) maintained in place and implemented controls and systems to comply with applicable Trade Controls and Sanctions; (iii) not engaged in a unauthorized transaction or dealing, direct or indirect, with or involving a Sanctioned Country or Sanctioned Person; and (iv) not been the subject of or otherwise involved in any governmental investigation, enforcement action, legal proceeding, or inquiry regarding compliance with Sanctions.

 

3.21
Money Laundering. The operations of the Company and its Subsidiaries are and have been conducted at all times in compliance with applicable financial record-keeping and reporting requirements of the Currency and Foreign Transactions Reporting Act of 1970, as amended, applicable money laundering statutes and applicable rules and regulations thereunder (collectively, the “Money Laundering Laws”), and no action, suit or proceeding by or before any court or governmental agency, authority or body or any arbitrator involving the Company with respect to the Money Laundering Laws is pending or, to the Company’s knowledge, threatened.

 

3.22
Transactions with Affiliates. None of the officers or directors of the Company and, to the Company’s Knowledge, none of the employees of the Company is presently a party to any transaction with the Company or any Subsidiary (other than as holders of stock options or other equity awards and/or warrants, and for services as employees, officers and directors), including

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any contract, agreement or other arrangement providing for the furnishing of services to or by, providing for rental of real or personal property to or from, or otherwise requiring payments to or from any officer, director or such employee or, to the Company’s Knowledge, any entity in which any officer, director, or any such employee has a substantial interest or is an officer, director, trustee or partner.

 

3.23
No Undisclosed Material Liabilities. The Company and its Subsidiaries do not have any liabilities or obligations of any nature (whether accrued, absolute, contingent or otherwise), except for liabilities or obligations (a) reflected or reserved against on the most recent consolidated balance sheet of the Company included in the SEC Filings or the notes thereto, (b) incurred since the date of such balance sheet in the ordinary course of business or (c) that are not material to the Company.
3.24
Material Contracts. Each material contract of the Company required to be included as an exhibit in the SEC Filings pursuant to Item 601(b)(10) of Regulation S-K (each, a “Material Contract”) is included as an exhibit in the SEC Filings. Each Material Contract is the legal, valid and binding obligation of the Company, enforceable against the Company in accordance with its terms, except in each case except to the extent that (a) enforceability may be limited by bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium or similar laws affecting creditors’ rights generally and by general equitable principles and (b) the indemnification provisions of certain agreements may be limited by federal or state securities laws or public policy considerations in respect thereof. Except as set forth in the SEC Filings, there has not occurred any material breach, violation or default by the Company under any such Material Contract and the Company has not been notified that any party to any Material Contract that such party intends to cancel, terminate or not renew any material contract.
3.25
Investment Company. The Company is not, and after giving effect to the transactions contemplated by this Agreement will not be, an “investment company” or a company “controlled” by an “investment company,” within the meaning of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended.
3.26
Sarbanes-Oxley; Internal Accounting Controls. The Company is in compliance in all material respects with the requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, including the rules and regulations of the SEC promulgated thereunder, applicable to it as of the date hereof. As of the date hereof, the Company qualifies as an “emerging growth company” as defined in the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012 (the “JOBS Act”). Except as disclosed in the SEC Filings, the Company maintains 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) access to assets is permitted only in accordance with management’s general or specific authorization, 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. Except as disclosed in the SEC Filings, the Company has established disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in 1934 Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) for the Company and designed such disclosure controls and procedures to provide reasonable assurance that information required to be disclosed by the

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Company in the reports it files or submits under the 1934 Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported, within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms.
4.
Representations and Warranties of the Investor. The Investor hereby represents and warrants to the Company that, as of the date hereof:

 

4.1
Organization and Existence. The Investor is a validly existing corporation, limited partnership, or limited liability company and has all requisite individual, corporate, partnership or limited liability company power and authority to invest in the Shares pursuant to this Agreement.

 

4.2
Authorization. The execution, delivery, and performance by the Investor of the Transaction Documents to which the Investor is a party have been duly authorized and will each constitute the valid and legally binding obligation of the Investor, enforceable against the Investor in accordance with their respective terms, subject to bankruptcy, insolvency, fraudulent transfer, reorganization, moratorium and similar laws of general applicability, relating to or affecting creditors’ rights generally.

 

4.3
Purchase Entirely for Own Account. The Shares to be received by the Investor hereunder will be acquired for the Investor’s own account, not as nominee or agent, and not with a view to the resale or distribution of any part thereof in violation of the 1933 Act, and the Investor has no present intention of selling, granting any participation in, or otherwise distributing the same in violation of the 1933 Act without prejudice, however, to the Investor’s right at all times to sell or otherwise dispose of all or any part of such Shares in compliance with applicable federal and state securities laws. Nothing contained herein shall be deemed a representation or warranty by the Investor to hold the Shares for any period of time. The Investor is not a broker-dealer registered with the SEC under the 1934 Act or an entity engaged in a business that would require it to be so registered.

 

4.4
Investment Experience. The Investor acknowledges that it can bear the economic risk and complete loss of its investment in the Shares and has such knowledge and experience in financial or business matters that it is capable of evaluating the merits and risks of the investment contemplated hereby.

 

4.5
Disclosure of Information. The Investor has had an opportunity to receive all information related to the Company requested by it and to ask questions of and receive answers from the Company regarding the Company, its business and the terms and conditions of the offering of the Shares. The Investor acknowledges receipt of copies of the SEC Filings. Neither such inquiries nor any other due diligence investigation conducted by the Investor shall modify, amend, or affect the Investor’s right to rely on the Company’s representations and warranties contained in this Agreement.

 

4.6
Restricted Securities. The Investor understands that the Shares are characterized as “restricted securities” under the U.S. federal securities laws inasmuch as they are being acquired from the Company in a transaction not involving a public offering and that

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under such laws and applicable regulations such securities may be resold without registration under the 1933 Act only in certain limited circumstances.

 

4.7
Legends. It is understood that, except as provided below, certificates evidencing the Shares may bear the following or any similar legend:

 

(a)
“THE SECURITIES REPRESENTED BY THIS CERTIFICATE HAVE NOT BEEN REGISTERED UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED (THE “ACT”). THE SECURITIES MAY NOT BE SOLD, TRANSFERRED OR ASSIGNED IN THE ABSENCE OF AN EFFECTIVE REGISTRATION STATEMENT FOR THE SECURITIES UNDER SAID ACT, OR AN OPINION OF COUNSEL IN FORM, SUBSTANCE AND SCOPE CUSTOMARY FOR OPINIONS OF COUNSEL IN COMPARABLE TRANSACTIONS THAT REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED UNDER SAID ACT.”

 

(b)
If required by the authorities of any state in connection with the issuance of sale of the Shares, the legend required by such state authority.

 

4.8
Accredited Investor. The Investor is an “accredited investor” within the meaning of Rule 501(a) of Regulation D promulgated under the 1933 Act.

 

4.9
No General Solicitation. The Investor did not learn of the investment in the Shares as a result of any public advertising or general solicitation.

 

4.10
Brokers and Finders. The Investor has not entered into an agreement with a broker or finder for any commission, fee or other compensation pursuant to any agreement, arrangement or understanding entered into by or on behalf of the Investor.

 

4.11
Foreign Investor. If the Investor is not a United States person (as defined by Section 7701(a)(30) of the Internal Revenue Code), the Investor hereby represents that it has satisfied itself as to the full observance of the laws of its jurisdiction in connection with any invitation to purchase the Shares or any use of this Agreement, including (i) the legal requirements within its jurisdiction for the purchase of the Shares, (ii) any foreign exchange restrictions applicable to such purchase, (iii) any governmental or other consents that may need to be obtained, and (iv) the income tax and other tax consequences, if any, that may be relevant to the purchase, holding, redemption, sale, or transfer of the Shares. The Investor’s purchase and payment for and continued beneficial ownership of the Shares will not violate any applicable securities or other laws of the Investor’s jurisdiction.

 

4.12
Reliance on Exemptions. The Investor understands that the Shares are being offered and sold to it in reliance upon specific exemptions from the registration requirements of United States federal and state securities laws and that the Company is relying upon the truth and accuracy of, and the Investor’s compliance with, the representations, warranties, agreements, acknowledgments and understandings of the Investor set forth herein in order to determine the availability of such exemptions and the eligibility of the Investor to acquire the Shares.

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5.
Conditions to Closing.

 

5.1
Conditions to the Investor’s Obligations. The obligation of the Investor to purchase the Shares at Closing is subject to the fulfillment to the Investor’s satisfaction, on or prior to the Closing Date, of the following conditions, any of which may be waived by the Investor in its sole discretion:

 

(a)
The representations and warranties made by the Company in Section 3 hereof qualified as to materiality shall be true and correct at all times prior to and on the Closing Date, except to the extent any such representation or warranty expressly speaks as of a specific date, in which case such representation or warranty shall be true and correct as of such date, and the representations and warranties made by the Company in Section 3 hereof not qualified as to materiality shall be true and correct in all material respects at all times prior to and on the Closing Date, except to the extent any such representation or warranty expressly speaks as of a specific date, in which case such representation or warranty shall be true and correct in all material respects as of such specific date.

 

(b)
The Company shall have performed in all material respects all obligations and covenants herein required to be performed by it on or prior to the Closing Date.

 

(c)
The Company shall have obtained any and all consents, permits, approvals, registrations and waivers necessary or appropriate for consummation of the purchase and sale of the Shares and the consummation of the other transactions contemplated by the Transaction Documents to be consummated on or prior to the Closing Date, all of which shall be in full force and effect, including, but not limited to, approval of the issuance of the Shares by the Trading Market.

 

(d)
The Company shall have instructed its transfer agent to issue and deliver the certificates or book entry notations representing the Shares to the Investor (such Shares not to be issued until full payment has been made therefor) and provided to the Investor a copy of such instructions.

 

(e)
No judgment, writ, order, injunction, award or decree of or by any court, or judge, justice or magistrate, including any bankruptcy court or judge, or any order of or by any governmental authority, shall have been issued, and no action or proceeding shall have been instituted by any governmental authority, enjoining or preventing the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby or in the other Transaction Documents.

 

(f)
No stop order or suspension of trading shall have been imposed or threatened by the SEC or any other governmental or regulatory body or the Trading Market with respect to public trading in the Common Stock. The Company shall have taken all actions which are necessary for the Shares to be listed on the Trading Market and the Trading Market shall have approved the listing of such Shares.

 

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(g)
The Company shall have executed and delivered a copy of this Agreement to the Investor.

 

5.2
Conditions to Obligations of the Company. The Company’s obligation to sell and issue the Shares at Closing is subject to the fulfillment to the satisfaction of the Company on or prior to the applicable Closing Date of the following conditions, any of which may be waived by the Company:

 

(a)
The representations and warranties made by the Investor in Section 4 hereof, other than the representations and warranties contained in the Investment Representations, shall be true and correct in all material respects when made, and shall be true and correct in all material respects on the Closing Date with the same force and effect as if they had been made on and as of said date. The Investment Representations shall be true and correct in all respects when made, and shall be true and correct in all respects on the Closing Date with the same force and effect as if they had been made on and as of said date. The Investor shall have performed in all material respects all obligations and covenants herein required to be performed by them on or prior to the Closing Date.

 

(b)
No judgment, writ, order, injunction, award or decree of or by any court, or judge, justice or magistrate, including any bankruptcy court or judge, or any order of or by any governmental authority, shall have been issued, and no action or proceeding shall have been instituted by any governmental authority, enjoining or preventing the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby or in the other Transaction Documents.

 

(c)
The Investor shall have performed and complied with all agreements and conditions herein required to be performed or complied with by it on or before the Closing. The Investor shall have delivered the purchase price for the Shares, by wire transfer, to the account designated by the Company in accordance with Section 2.3 for such purpose.

 

(d)
The Investor shall have executed and delivered a copy of this Agreement to the Company.

 

6.
Covenants and Agreements of the Company.

 

6.1
Registration and Listing. As long as the Shares are owned by the Investor, the Company will cause its Common Stock to continue to be registered under Sections 12(b) or 12(g) of the 1934 Act, will comply in all respects with its reporting and filing obligations under the 1934 Act, and will not take any action or file any document (whether or not permitted by the 1933 Act or the rules promulgated thereunder) to terminate or suspend such registration or to terminate or suspend its reporting and filing obligations under the 1934 Act or 1933 Act, except as permitted herein.

 

6.2
Keeping of Records and Books of Account. The Company and its Subsidiaries shall keep adequate records and books of account, in which complete entries will be made in accordance with GAAP consistently applied, reflecting all financial transactions of the

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Company and its Subsidiaries, and in which, for each fiscal year, all proper reserves for depreciation, depletion, obsolescence, amortization, taxes, bad debts and other purposes in connection with its business shall be made.

 

6.3
Reporting Requirements. If the Company ceases to file its periodic reports with the SEC, or if the SEC ceases making these periodic reports available via the Internet without charge, then the Company shall furnish the following (or, if the Company ceases to file its periodic reports with the SEC, substantially similar information) to the Investor so long as the Investor shall beneficially own any of the Shares sold herein: (i) Quarterly Reports filed with the SEC on Form 10- Q as soon as available, and in any event within 45 days after the end of each of the first three fiscal quarters of the Company or within the extended time period provided for in Rule 12b-25 promulgated under the 1934 Act; (ii) Annual Reports filed with the SEC on Form 10-K as soon as available, and in any event within 90 days after the end of each fiscal year of the Company or within the extended time period provided for in Rule 12b-25 promulgated under the 1934 Act; and (iii) copies of all notices and information, including, without limitation, notices and proxy statements in connection with any meetings, that are provided to holders of shares of Common Stock, contemporaneously with the delivery of such notices or information to such holders of Common Stock.

 

6.4
Listing of Shares and Related Matters. If the Company applies to have its Common Stock or other securities listed for trading on any stock exchange or market, it shall include in such application the Shares and will take such other action as is necessary to cause such Common Stock to be so listed. Thereafter, the Company will use commercially reasonable efforts to continue the listing and trading of its Common Stock on such exchange or market and, in accordance therewith, will use commercially reasonable efforts to comply in all respects with the Company’s reporting, filing and other obligations under the bylaws or rules of such exchange or market, as applicable.

 

6.5
Facilitation of Sales Pursuant to Rule 144. For as long as the Investor or its Affiliates beneficially owns any Shares, to the extent it shall be required to do so under the 1934 Act, the Company shall use its reasonable best efforts to timely file the reports required to be filed by it under the 1934 Act or the 1933 Act (including the reports under Sections 13 and 15(d) of the 1934 Act referred to in subparagraph (c)(1) of Rule 144), and shall take such further necessary action as the Investor may reasonably request consistent with legal requirements and customary practice in connection with the removal of any restrictive legend on the Shares being sold, all to the extent required from time to time to enable such holder to sell the Shares without registration under the 1933 Act within the limitations of the exemption provided by Rule 144.

 

6.6
Registration Rights.

 

(a)
Filing of Registration Statement.

 

(i)
The Company shall prepare, and, as soon as practicable, but no later than 30 days following the Closing Date (the “Initial Filing Date”), file a registration statement on Form S-3 (or if Form S-3 is not available to register the Shares, on such other form

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of registration statement as is then available to effect a registration for resale of the Shares) (the “Registration Statement”) to register the Shares for resale (the “Registrable Securities”), and shall use its reasonable best efforts to have the Registration Statement declared effective as soon as practicable, but in no event later than the earlier of (i) sixty (60) Business Days after the Initial Filing Date and (ii) five (5) Business Days after the SEC has notified the Company that it will not review, or has completed its review of, the Registration Statement, in each case, unless the Investor agrees in writing to extend such deadline, and to have the Registration Statement remain continuously effective until the earlier of (i) such time as all of the Registrable Securities have been sold by the Investor pursuant to the Registration Statement or Rule 144 and (ii) all of the Registrable Securities are eligible to be sold by the Investor pursuant to Rule 144 without limitation, restriction or condition (including any current public information requirement) thereunder.
(ii)
At least ten (10) Business Days prior to the filing of the Registration Statement, the Company shall notify the Investor in writing of the information, if any, the Company requires from the Investor with respect to the Registration Statement. It shall be a condition precedent to the obligations of the Company to complete the registration pursuant to this Agreement with respect to the Registrable Securities that the Investor shall furnish to the Company such information regarding the Investor, the Registrable Securities held by the Investor and the intended method of disposition of the Registrable Securities held by the Investor, as shall be reasonably required to effect and maintain the effectiveness of the registration of such Registrable Securities and shall execute such documents in connection with such registration as the Company may reasonably request and provide such information and documents to the Company at least five (5) Business Days prior to the filing of the Registration Statement.
(iii)
The Company shall provide the Investor and its legal counsel an opportunity, not less than two (2) Business Days, to review and comment on the Registration Statement or any supplement or amendment thereto (except for reports and filings incorporated by reference into the Registration Statement pursuant to the requirements of such Registration Statement) and on any written responses to written correspondence from the SEC with respect to the Registration Statement. The Company shall also promptly notify the Investor (A) when a prospectus, prospectus supplement or post-effective amendment has been filed with respect to the Registration Statement (other than an annual report on Form 10-K), (B) of any correspondence from the SEC with respect to the Registration Statement (and provide to the Investor copies of any written correspondence), (C) when the SEC has informed the Company that it will not review, or has completed its review of, the Registration Statement or any supplement or amendment thereto, (D) when the Registration Statement or any post-effective amendment has become effective and (E) of any request by the SEC for amendments or supplements to the Registration Statement. In no event shall the Company be permitted to name the Investor as an “underwriter” without the prior written consent of the Investor.
(iv)
The Investor agrees that, upon receipt of any notice from the Company of (i) the issuance of any stop order or other suspension of effectiveness with respect to the Registration Statement or (ii) the happening of an event as a result of which the prospectus and the Registration Statement, as then in effect, 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, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading, the

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Investor will immediately discontinue its disposition of Registrable Securities pursuant to the Registration Statement until the Investor’s receipt of copies of the supplemented or amended prospectus or Registration Statement or receipt of notice that no supplement or amendment is required. In no event shall such notice contain any material, non-public information regarding the Company or any of its Subsidiaries. With respect to clause (i), the Company shall use commercially reasonable efforts to obtain the withdrawal of such stop order or suspension at the earliest possible time. With respect to clause (ii), the Company shall promptly prepare and file with the SEC a supplement or amendment to the Registration Statement to correct such untrue statement or omission, and promptly deliver a copy of such supplement or amendment to the Investor.
(v)
The Company shall furnish to the Investor such number of copies of prospectuses and such other documents as the Investor may reasonably request, in order to facilitate the public sale or other disposition of all or any of the Registrable Securities by the Investor, including for purposes of satisfying any prospectus delivery requirements of the 1933 Act.

 

(b)
Expenses. The Company shall bear all fees and expenses attendant to registering the Registrable Securities (except any underwriters’ discounts and commissions and fees and expenses of any of the Investor’s own professionals). The Company agrees to use its reasonable best efforts to qualify to register the Registrable Securities in such states as are reasonably requested by the Investor; provided, however, that in no event shall the Company be required to register Registrable Securities in a state in which such registration would cause the Company to be obligated to register or license to do business in such state.

 

(c)
Indemnification. The Company shall indemnify and hold harmless the Investor and its officers, directors, employees, agents, shareholders, members, partners, legal counsel and accountants (and any other Persons with a functionally equivalent role of a Person holding such titles notwithstanding a lack of such title or any other title), and each person, if any, who controls each of the foregoing within the meaning of Section 15 of the 1933 Act or Section 20(a) of the 1934 Act, against all losses, liabilities, obligations, claims, contingencies, damages, costs and expenses, including all judgments, amounts paid in settlements, court costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees and other expenses reasonably incurred in investigating, preparing or defending against any claim whatsoever incurred by the indemnified party in any action or proceeding between the indemnitor and indemnified party or between the indemnified party and any third party or otherwise to which any of them may become subject under the 1933 Act, the 1934 Act or any other statute or at common law or otherwise under laws of foreign countries, arising from such Registration Statement or based upon any untrue statement or alleged untrue statement of a material fact, in light of the circumstances under which they were made, contained in (i) any preliminary prospectus, Registration Statement or prospectus (as from time to time each may be amended and supplemented); (ii) in any post-effective amendment or amendments or any new Registration Statement and prospectus in which is included the Registrable Securities; or (iii) any application or other document or written communication (collectively called “application”) executed by the Company or based upon written information furnished by the Company in any jurisdiction in order to qualify the Registrable Securities under the securities laws thereof or filed with the SEC, any state securities commission or agency, or any securities

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exchange; or the omission or alleged omission therefrom of 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; unless such statement or omission is made in reliance upon, and in strict conformity with, written information furnished to the Company with respect to the Investor expressly for use in a preliminary prospectus, Registration Statement or prospectus, or any amendment or supplement thereof, or in any application, as the case may be. The Company agrees promptly to notify the Investor of the commencement of any litigation proceedings against the Company or any of its officers, directors or controlling persons in connection with the issue and sale or resale of the Registrable Securities or in connection with any such Registration Statement or prospectus.

 

7.
Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States.

 

7.1
Information and Governance Rights. The Investor intends for its investment in the Company to be “solely for the purpose of passive investment” within the meaning of the DPA, and therefore the Investor and the Company agree that notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in the Transaction Documents, including the Service Agreement, the Investor shall only have the right to receive from the Company financial information regarding the performance of the Company, and shall not be afforded any of the following, each within the meaning of the DPA:

(a)
“control” of the Company, or any subsidiary thereof;

 

(b)
access to any “material nonpublic technical information” in the possession of the Company, or any subsidiary thereof;

 

(c)
membership or observer rights on, or the right to nominate an individual to a position on, the board of directors or equivalent governing body of the Company, or any subsidiary thereof; or

 

(d)
any “involvement,” other than through the voting of shares, in “substantive decisionmaking” by the Company, or any subsidiary thereof, regarding: (i) the use, development, acquisition, safekeeping, or release of “sensitive personal data” of U.S. citizens maintained or collected by the Company, or any subsidiary thereof; (ii) the use, development, acquisition, or release of any “critical technology;” or (iii) the management, operation, manufacture, or supply of “covered investment critical infrastructure.”

 

To the extent that any term in the Transaction Documents, including the Service Agreement, would afford any of the foregoing to the Investor contrary to the intent of the Investor and the Company as expressed herein, such term shall have no effect.

7.2
Information and Inspection Rights. For the avoidance of doubt, should the Investor be afforded any information and/or inspection rights pursuant to the Transaction Documents, such rights shall not include access to material nonpublic technical information in the possession of the Company, or any subsidiary thereof, nor any involvement in substantive

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decisionmaking with respect to the matters listed in Section 7.1(d) hereof.

 

7.3
Exclusion Rights. The Company shall have and shall exercise the right to (a) exclude the Investor from access to any information, facilities, or properties of the Company or any its subsidiaries, and (b) prohibit the Investor from engaging in discussions and communications with personnel of the Company, or any subsidiary thereof, if the Company determines in its sole discretion that such exclusion is necessary or appropriate to enforce the limitations in this Section 7.

 

8.
Survival and Indemnification.

 

8.1
Survival. The representations, warranties, covenants and agreements contained in this Agreement shall survive the Closing of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement.

 

8.2
Indemnification of the Investor. Subject to the provisions of this Section 8.2, the Company will indemnify and hold the Investor and its directors, officers, shareholders, members, partners, employees and agents (and any other Persons with a functionally equivalent role of a Person holding such titles notwithstanding a lack of such title or any other title), each Person who controls the Investor (within the meaning of Section 15 of the 1933 Act and Section 20 of the 1934 Act), and the directors, officers, shareholders, agents, members, partners or employees (and any other Persons with a functionally equivalent role of a Person holding such titles notwithstanding a lack of such title or any other title) of such controlling persons (each, an “Investor Party”) harmless from any and all losses, liabilities, obligations, claims, contingencies, damages, costs and expenses, including all judgments, amounts paid in settlements, court costs and reasonable and documented attorneys’ fees and costs of investigation that any Investor Party may suffer or incur as a result of or relating to (a) any breach of any of the representations, warranties, covenants or agreements made by the Company in this Agreement or in the other Transaction Documents or (b) any action instituted against the Investor Parties in any capacity, or any of them or their respective Affiliates, by any stockholder of the Company who is not an Affiliate of such Investor Party, with respect to any of the transactions contemplated by the Transaction Documents (unless such action is solely based upon a material breach of such Investor Party’s representations, warranties or covenants under the Transaction Documents or any agreements or understandings such Investor Party may have with any such stockholder or any violations by such Investor Party of state or federal securities laws or any conduct by such Investor Party which is finally judicially determined to constitute fraud, gross negligence or willful misconduct). If any action shall be brought against any Investor Party in respect of which indemnity may be sought pursuant to this Agreement, such Investor Party shall promptly notify the Company in writing, and the Company shall have the right to assume the defense thereof with counsel of its own choosing reasonably acceptable to the Investor Party. Any Investor Party shall have the right to employ separate counsel in any such action and participate in the defense thereof, but the fees and expenses of such counsel shall be at the expense of such Investor Party except to the extent that (i) the employment thereof has been specifically authorized by the Company in writing, (ii) the Company has failed after a reasonable period of time to assume such defense and to employ counsel or (iii) in such action there is, in the reasonable opinion of counsel,

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a material conflict on any material issue between the position of the Company and the position of such Investor Party, in which case the Company shall be responsible for the reasonable fees and expenses of no more than one such separate counsel. The Company will not be liable to any Investor Party under this Agreement (y) for any settlement by an Investor Party effected without the Company’s prior written consent, which shall not be unreasonably withheld or delayed; or (z) to the extent, but only to the extent that a loss, claim, damage or liability is attributable to any Investor Party’s breach of any of the representations, warranties, covenants or agreements made by such Investor Party in this Agreement or in the other Transaction Documents. The indemnification required by this Section 8.2 shall be made by periodic payments of the amount thereof during the investigation or defense, as and when bills are received or are incurred. The indemnity agreements contained herein shall be in addition to any cause of action or similar right of any Investor Party against the Company or others and any liabilities the Company may be subject to pursuant to law.

 

8.3
Indemnification of the Company. Subject to the provisions of this Section 8.3, the Investor will indemnify and hold the Company and its directors, officers, shareholders, members, partners, employees and agents (and any other Persons with a functionally equivalent role of a Person holding such titles notwithstanding a lack of such title or any other title), each Person who controls the Company (within the meaning of Section 15 of the 1933 Act and Section 20 of the 1934 Act), and the directors, officers, shareholders, agents, members, partners or employees (and any other Persons with a functionally equivalent role of a Person holding such titles notwithstanding a lack of such title or any other title) of such controlling persons (each, a “Company Party”) harmless from any and all losses, liabilities, obligations, claims, contingencies, damages, costs and expenses, including all judgments, amounts paid in settlements, court costs and reasonable and documented attorneys’ fees and costs of investigation that any such Company Party may suffer or incur as a result of or relating to any breach of any of the representations, warranties, covenants or agreements made by the Investor in this Agreement or in the other Transaction Documents, with respect to any of the transactions contemplated by the Transaction Documents; provided, however, in no event shall any indemnity under this Section 8.3 exceed the purchase price paid by the Investor. If any action shall be brought against any Company Party in respect of which indemnity may be sought pursuant to this Agreement, such Company Party shall promptly notify the Investor in writing, and the Investor shall have the right to assume the defense thereof with counsel of their own choosing reasonably acceptable to the Company Party. Any Company Party shall have the right to employ separate counsel in any such action and participate in the defense thereof, but the fees and expenses of such counsel shall be at the expense of such Company Party except to the extent that (i) the employment thereof has been specifically authorized by the Investor in writing, (ii) the Investor has failed after a reasonable period of time to assume such defense and to employ counsel or (iii) in such action there is, in the reasonable opinion of counsel, a material conflict on any material issue between the position of the applicable Investor(s) and the position of such Company Party, in which case the applicable Investor(s) shall be responsible for the reasonable fees and expenses of no more than one such separate counsel. No Investor will be liable to any Company Party under this Agreement (y) for any settlement by a Company Party effected without the Investor’s prior written consent, which shall not be unreasonably withheld or delayed; or (z) to the extent, but only to the extent that a loss, claim, damage or liability is attributable to any

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Company Party’s breach of any of the representations, warranties, covenants or agreements made by such Company Party in this Agreement or in the other Transaction Documents. The indemnification required by this Section 8.3 shall be made by periodic payments of the amount thereof during the investigation or defense, as and when bills are received or are incurred. The indemnity agreements contained herein shall be in addition to any cause of action or similar right of any Company Party against any Investor or others and any liabilities any Investor may be subject to pursuant to law.

 

9.
Miscellaneous.

 

9.1
Successors and Assigns. This Agreement may not be assigned by a party hereto without the prior written consent of the Company or the Investor (in accordance with Section 9.6), as applicable; provided, however, that the Investor may assign its rights and delegate its duties hereunder in whole or in part to an Affiliate or to a third party acquiring some or all of its Shares without the prior written consent of the Company, after notice duly given by the Investor to the Company, provided that no such assignment or obligation shall affect the obligations of the Investor hereunder. The provisions of this Agreement shall inure to the benefit of and be binding upon the respective permitted successors and assigns of the parties. Nothing in this Agreement, express or implied, is intended to confer upon any party other than the parties hereto or their respective successors and assigns any rights, remedies, obligations, or liabilities under or by reason of this Agreement, except as expressly provided in this Agreement.

 

9.2
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. Counterparts may be delivered via facsimile, electronic mail (including.pdf or any electronic signature complying with the U.S. federal ESIGN Act of 2000, e.g., www.docusign.com) or other transmission method and any counterpart so delivered shall be deemed to have been duly and validly delivered and be valid and effective for all purposes.

 

9.3
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.

 

9.4
Notices. All notices and other communications given or made pursuant to this Agreement shall be in writing and shall be deemed effectively given upon the earlier of actual receipt or (a) personal delivery to the party to be notified, (b) when sent, if sent by electronic mail during normal business hours of the recipient, and if not sent during normal business hours, then on the recipient’s next business day, (c) five days after having been sent by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, postage prepaid, or (d) one business day after the business day of deposit with a nationally recognized overnight courier, freight prepaid, specifying next business day delivery, with written verification of receipt. All notices shall be addressed to the party to be notified at the address as follows, or at such other address as such party may designate by six days’ advance written notice to the other party provided pursuant to this Section:

 

If to the Company:

 

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Spire Global, Inc.

 

8000 Towers Crescent Drive Suite 1100

Vienna, Virginia 22182

Attn: Chief Legal Officer

Email: legal@spire.com

with a copy, not constituting notice, to:

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 2200 Wells Fargo Center

90 South Seventh Street Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402 Attention: Jonathan Zimmerman

Email: jon.zimmerman@faegredrinker.com

If to the Investor:

Signal Ocean Ltd

83 Cambridge Street Pimlico

London SW1V 4PS

Attention: Nikolas Pyrgiotis

Email: finance@thesignalgroup.com

with a copy, not constituting notice, to:

Latham & Watkins LLP

200 Clarendon Street

Boston, MA 02116

Attention: Jennifer A. Yoon

Email: jennifer.yoon@lw.com

9.5
Expenses. The parties hereto shall pay their own costs and expenses in connection herewith. In the event that legal proceedings are commenced by any party to this Agreement against another party to this Agreement in connection with this Agreement or the other Transaction Documents, the party or parties which do not prevail in such proceedings shall severally, but not jointly, pay their pro rata share of the reasonable attorneys’ fees and other reasonable out-of-pocket costs and expenses incurred by the prevailing party in such proceedings.

 

9.6
Amendments and Waivers. Any term of this Agreement may be amended and the observance of any term of this Agreement may be waived (either generally or in a particular instance and either retroactively or prospectively), only with the written consent of the Company and the Investor. Any amendment or waiver effected in accordance with this paragraph shall be binding upon each holder of any Shares purchased under this Agreement at the time outstanding, each future holder of all such Shares, and the Company.

 

9.7
Publicity. Except as required by law, no public release or announcement

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concerning the transactions contemplated hereby shall be issued by the Investor or the Company unless the other party has approved such public release or announcement; provided that, if such release or announcement is required by law, then the non-disclosing party shall have the opportunity to review such release or announcement before it is public.

 

9.8
Severability. Any provision of this Agreement that is prohibited or unenforceable in any jurisdiction shall, as to such jurisdiction, be ineffective to the extent of such prohibition or unenforceability without invalidating the remaining provisions hereof but shall be interpreted as if it were written so as to be enforceable to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, and any such prohibition or unenforceability in any jurisdiction shall not invalidate or render unenforceable such provision in any other jurisdiction. To the extent permitted by applicable law, the parties hereby waive any provision of law which renders any provision hereof prohibited or unenforceable in any respect.

 

9.9
Entire Agreement. This Agreement, including the Exhibits and the Disclosure Schedules, and the other Transaction Documents constitute the entire agreement among the parties hereof with respect to the subject matter hereof and thereof and supersede all prior agreements and understandings, both oral and written, between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and thereof.

 

9.10
Further Assurances. The parties shall execute and deliver all such further instruments and documents and take all such other actions as may reasonably be required to carry out the transactions contemplated hereby and to evidence the fulfillment of the agreements herein contained.

 

9.11
Governing Law; Consent to Jurisdiction; Waiver of Jury Trial. This Agreement shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the internal laws of the State of New York without regard to the choice of law principles thereof. Each of the parties hereto irrevocably submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the State of New York located in Manhattan, New York, U.S.A. and the United States District Courts for the Southern District of New York and Eastern District of New York for the purpose of any suit, action, proceeding or judgment relating to or arising out of this Agreement and the transactions contemplated hereby. Service of process in connection with any such suit, action or proceeding may be served on each party hereto anywhere in the world by the same methods as are specified for the giving of notices under this Agreement. Each of the parties hereto irrevocably consents to the jurisdiction of any such court in any such suit, action or proceeding and to the laying of venue in such court. Each party hereto irrevocably waives any objection to the laying of venue of any such suit, action or proceeding brought in such courts and irrevocably waives any claim that any such suit, action or proceeding brought in any such court has been brought in an inconvenient forum. EACH OF THE PARTIES HERETO WAIVES ANY RIGHT TO REQUEST A TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY LITIGATION WITH RESPECT TO THIS AGREEMENT AND REPRESENTS THAT COUNSEL HAS BEEN CONSULTED SPECIFICALLY AS TO THIS WAIVER. Each of the parties hereto hereby agrees that process in any suit, action or proceeding referred to in this Section 9.11 may be served on any party anywhere in the world.

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed this Agreement or caused their duly authorized officers to execute this Agreement as of the date first above written.

 

 

COMPANY:

 

SPIRE GLOBAL, INC.

 

 

 

By: /s/ Peter Platzer

Name: Peter Platzer

Title: Chief Executive Officer

 

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed this Agreement or caused their duly authorized officers to execute this Agreement as of the date first above written.

 

 

 

INVESTOR:

 

SIGNAL OCEAN LTD

 

By: /s/ Sophia Louise Ciccone
      Name: Sophia Louise Ciccone

      Title: Director

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Exhibit 99.1

 

 

Spire Global and Signal Ocean Collaborate to Drive Digitalization of the Maritime Economy; Signal Ocean to Make $10 Million Strategic Investment in Spire Global

 

 

VIENNA, Va., February 8, 2024 — Spire Global, Inc. (NYSE: SPIR) (“Spire” or the “Company”), a global provider of space-based data, analytics and space services and Signal Ocean, a leader in shipping technology, have agreed to partner to drive digitization of the maritime economy. Under this agreement, Spire and Signal Ocean will partner to leverage their respective strengths. Spire will contribute its unique, proprietary datasets, relevant for precise monitoring of the maritime domain. Signal Ocean will bring its best-in-class expertise in artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and natural language processing to create new innovative solutions to propel the digitalization of the maritime economy while enhancing global security and transparency in our oceans.

 

“Signal, as a group, brings deep knowledge of the maritime domain gained over years through the operation of commercial ships, the development of proprietary analytics tools and its multiple, successful investments across shipping, logistics and the commodities space,” said Peter Platzer, CEO of Spire Global. “We’re thrilled to leverage Signal’s expertise in combination with Spire’s unique data capabilities to drive meaningful innovation that transforms the way we understand and navigate the maritime domain.”

 

“We look forward to deepening our partnership with Spire, a leader in space technology and an established provider of fundamental data for the maritime sector with a global, cross-sector reach,” said Ioannis Martinos, CEO of The Signal Group. “Our core belief is that technology adoption in the maritime sector is accelerated through a well-linked technology ecosystem that leverages synergies to the ultimate benefit of our users.”

 

On February 4, 2024, Spire and Signal Ocean Ltd (“Signal Ocean”) entered into a securities purchase agreement (the “SPA”) for the issuance and sale of 833,333 shares (“Shares”) of the Company’s Class A common stock to Signal Ocean at a price of $12.00 per share (the “Private Placement”). The Private Placement closed on February 8, 2024 (the “Closing”), resulting in gross proceeds to Spire of $10 million.

 

The Company also agreed to prepare and file a registration statement registering the Shares for resale under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, within 30 days of the Closing.

 

About Spire Global, Inc.

Spire (NYSE: SPIR) is a global provider of space-based data, analytics and space services, offering unique datasets and powerful insights about Earth so that organizations can make decisions with confidence in a rapidly changing world. Spire builds, owns, and operates a fully deployed satellite constellation that observes the Earth in real time using radio frequency technology. The data acquired by Spire’s satellites provides global weather intelligence, ship and plane movements, and spoofing and jamming detection to better predict how their patterns impact economies, global security, business operations and the environment. Spire also offers Space as a Service solutions that empower customers to leverage its established infrastructure to put their business in space. Spire has nine offices across the U.S., Canada, UK, Luxembourg, Germany and Singapore. To learn more, visit spire.com.

 

About The Signal Group

Established in 2014 Signal is a diversified shipping services group with offices in London, Singapore, Houston and Athens. Signal offers commercial ship management services to a pool of Aframax class oil tankers and Product Tankers (MR). In addition, Signal develops and invests in next generation shipping related software technologies. It is led by an executive team who has more than 65 years of collective experience in ship management at the highest level. The leadership team is supported by a world-class mix of commercial shipping professionals, finance professionals, strategists, energy market analysts, data scientists and developers.

 


Signal Ocean is the technology arm which has created the Signal Ocean Platform that allows charterers, brokers and shipowners to securely process, aggregate, analyze and interrogate a complex array of private and public shipping data. Powered by sophisticated machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies, the platform processes the available data to deliver customized, exclusive insights for smarter, faster and more-informed decision-making. To learn more, visit https://www.thesignalgroup.com/

 

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including information about management's view of Spire’s future expectations, plans and prospects, including our views regarding future execution within our business, and the opportunity we see in our industry, within the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the results of Spire to be materially different than those expressed or implied in such statements. Certain of these risk factors and others are included in documents Spire files with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not limited to, Spire’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2022, as well as subsequent reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Other unknown or unpredictable factors also could have material adverse effects on Spire’s future results. The forward-looking statements included in this press release are made only as of the date hereof. Spire cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Finally, Spire expressly disclaims any intent or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

 

 

Media Contacts

 

Sarah Freeman

Communications Manager

Sarah.Freeman@spire.com

 

Benjamin Hackman
Head of Investor Relations
Benjamin.Hackman@spire.com

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