SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Amendment No. 3
INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN STATEMENTS FILED PURSUANT
TO RULE 13d-1(a) AND AMENDMENTS THERETO FILED PURSUANT TO
(Name of Issuer)
Common Stock, par value $.0001 per share
(Title of Class of Securities)
2-39 54th Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718) 628 6200
(Name, Address and Telephone Number of Person Authorized to Receive Notices and Communications)
February 11, 2019
(Date of Event which Requires Filing of this Statement)
If the filing person has previously filed a statement on Schedule 13G to report the acquisition which is the subject of this Schedule 13D, and is filing this schedule because of Rule 13d-1(b)(3) or (4), check the following box ☐.
Note: Six copies of this statement, including all exhibits, should be filed with the Commission. See Rule 13d-1(a) for other parties to whom copies are to be sent.
|*||The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting person’s initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would alter disclosures provided in a prior cover page.|
The information required on the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed to be “filed” for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however see the Notes).
|CUSIP No. G97223104||13D|
NAME OF REPORTING PERSON
|2||CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*||
SEC USE ONLY
SOURCE OF FUNDS*
|5||CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEMS 2(d) OR 2(e)|
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
United States of America
SOLE VOTING POWER
SHARED VOTING POWER
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
|12||CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES*|
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON*
(1) Calculated based on 16,264,684 shares of the Issuer’s common stock issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2018.
|CUSIP No. G97223104||13D|
NAME OF REPORTING PERSON
|2||CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*||
SEC USE ONLY
SOURCE OF FUNDS*
|5||CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEMS 2(d) OR 2(e)|
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
United States of America
SOLE VOTING POWER
SHARED VOTING POWER
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
|12||CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES*|
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON*
(1) Calculated based on 16,264,684 shares of the Issuer’s common stock issued and outstanding as of February 5, 2019.
|Item 1.||Security and Issuer.|
This statement relates to the common stock, par value $.0001 per share (“Common Stock”), of iFresh Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”). The address of the Company’s principal executive office is 2-39 54th Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101.
|Item 2.||Identity and Background.|
(a) This Schedule 13D is filed by Mr. Long Deng and Ms. Lilly Deng. Mr. Deng and Ms. Deng are married.
(b) The business address for each of the reporting persons is c/o iFresh Inc., 2-39 54th Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101.
(c) Mr. Deng if the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer and a director of the Company. Ms. Deng is the Vice President of Legal and Finance and a director of the Company.
(d) During the past five years, neither Mr. Deng nor Ms. Deng has been convicted in a criminal proceeding (excluding traffic violations and similar misdemeanors).
(e) During the past five years neither Mr. Deng nor Ms. Deng has been a party to a civil proceeding of a judicial or administrative body of competent jurisdiction and as a result of such proceeding, was or is subject to a judgment, decree or final order enjoining future violations of, or prohibiting or mandating activities subject to, federal or state securities laws or finding any violation with respect to such laws.
(f) Mr. Deng and Ms. Deng are citizens of the United States of America.
|Item 3.||Source and Amount of Funds and Other Consideration.|
On February 8, 2019, Mr. Long Deng sold an aggregate of 8,294,989 shares of Common Stock to HK Xu Ding Co. Limited, a Hong Kong limited liability company for an aggregate sales price of $7,050,740.65 (or $0.85 per share), pursuant to that certain Share Purchase Agreements (the“ SPA”) dated January 23, 2019.
|Item 4.||Purpose of Transaction.|
The Company intends to dispose of certain of its non-performing assets and is currently negotiating with third-party independent buyers for such assets. In the event the Company is not able to sell such non-performing assets on terms that the board of directors of the Company (the “Board”) deems appropriate, the Reporting Persons plan to bid on such assets personally and may use the proceeds from the SPA to fund the purchase of such assets, subject to approval of such a purchase transaction by the Special Committee of the Board.
Except as otherwise disclosed, as of the date of this Schedule 13D, the Reporting Persons do not have any plans or proposals which relate to or would result in:
(a) the acquisition by any person of additional securities of the Issuer;
(b) an extraordinary corporate transaction, such as a merger, reorganization or liquidation, involving the Issuer or any of its subsidiaries;
(c) a sale or transfer of a material amount of assets of the Issuer or of any of its subsidiaries;
(d) any change in the present board of directors or management of the Issuer, including any plans or proposals to change the number of terms of directors or to fill any existing vacancies on the board;
(e) any material change in the present capitalization or dividend policy of the Issuer;
(f) any other material change in the Issuer’s business or corporate structure;
(g) changes in the Issuer’s charter, bylaws or instruments corresponding thereto or other actions which may impede the acquisition of control of the Issuer by any other person;
(h) causing a class of securities of the Issuer to be delisted from a national securities exchange or to cease to be authorized to be quoted in an inter-dealer quotation system of a registered national securities association;
(i) a class of equity securities of the Issuer becoming eligible for termination of registration pursuant to Section 12(g)(4) of the Act; or
(j) any similar action to those enumerated above.
|Item 5.||Interest in Securities of the Company.|
(a) Mr. Deng and Ms. Deng are deemed the beneficial owners of 1,240,650 shares of Common Stock, or approximately 12.84% of the Company’s outstanding Common Stock.
(b) Mr. Deng and Ms. Deng share beneficial ownership of the shares of Common Stock directly owned by Mr. Deng. Of the shares beneficially owned, Mr. Deng is deemed to have sole voting power, to vote or direct the vote of and to dispose or direct the disposition of the 1,240,650 votes reported herein.
(c) Other than the transactions reported in Item 3 of this Schedule 13D, the reporting persons have not effected any transactions in the Common Stock in the past 60 days.
(d) No person other than the reporting persons has the right to receive or the power to direct the receipt of dividends from, or the proceeds from the sale of, the Common Stock reported as being beneficially owned (or which may be deemed to be beneficially owned) by the reporting persons.
(e) Not applicable.
|Item 6.||Contracts, Arrangements, Understandings or Relationships with Respect to Securities of the Issuer.|
The disclosure contained in Item 3 is incorporated into this item by reference.
|Item 7.||Materials to be Filed as Exhibits.|
|7.1.||Joint Filing Agreement, dated as of February 8, 2019 among the reporting persons, pursuant to Rule 13d-1(k) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934|
|7.2.||Share Purchase Agreement, dated as of January 23, 2019, by and between Long Deng and HK Xu Ding Co. Limited.|
After reasonable inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, the undersigned certify that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.
Dated: February 11, 2019
|/s/ Long Deng|
|/s/ Lilly Deng|
JOINT FILING AGREEMENT
The undersigned agree that this Schedule 13D, and any amendments hereto, relating to the shares of common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, of iFresh, Inc. shall be filed on behalf of the undersigned.
|February 8, 2019|
|By:||/s/ Long Deng|
|By:||/s/ Lilly Deng|
SHARE PURCHASE AGREEMENT
by and between
HK Xu Ding Co., Limited
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SECTION 1 – DEFINITIONS
|Section 1.5||No Strict Construction||9|
SECTION 2 – PURCHASE AND SALE OF THE PURCHASE SHARES
|Section 2.1||Agreement to Purchase and Sell||10|
|Section 2.2||Purchase Price||10|
|Section 2.4||Conditions to Closing||12|
SECTION 3 – REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF THE SELLER
|Section 3.1||Organisation and Authority||13|
|Section 3.3||Consents and Approvals; No Conflict||15|
|Section 3.5||Related Party Transactions||16|
|Section 3.7||Disclaimer of Other Representations and Warranties||17|
SECTION 4 – REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF THE PURCHASER
|Section 4.1||Organisation and Authority||20|
|Section 4.2||Consents and Approvals; No Conflict||20|
|Section 4.5||Additional Assurances||21|
|Section 4.6||Investment Matters||21|
|Section 4.7||Full Disclosure|
SECTION 5 – COVENANTS
|Section 5.1||Interim Covenants||22|
|Section 5.3||Post-Closing Covenants||25|
|Section 5.4||Further Assurance||29|
SECTION 6 – LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITIES
|Section 6.2||Limitations on Liability of the Seller||30|
|Section 6.3||Time Limits||31|
|Section 6.4||Indemnification Procedures, Net Losses and Subrogation||31|
SECTION 7 – TERMINATION
|Section 7.1||Right of Parties to Terminate||32|
|Section 7.2||Procedure Upon Termination||32|
|Section 7.3||Effect of Termination||33|
|Section 7.4||Specific Performance||33|
SECTION 8 – MISCELLANEOUS
|Section 8.1||Parties in Interest; Assignment||33|
|Section 8.3||Successors and Assigns||34|
|Section 8.5||Delays or Omissions; Waiver||35|
|Section 8.7||Entire Agreement||35|
|Section 8.9||Counterparts; Facsimile Signatures||35|
|Section 8.10||Governing Law; Jurisdiction||35|
|Section 8.11||No Third-Parties Beneficiaries||36|
SHARE PURCHASE AGREEMENT
THIS SHARE PURCHASE AGREEMENT is made and entered into as of January 23, 2019 by and among:
|(1)||Long Deng, an individual currently residing at 2-39 54th Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101 (the “Seller”);|
|(2)||HK Xu Ding Co. Limited (“Xu Ding “), a corporation duly organised under the laws of Hong Kong, having its registered office at Unit 5,27/f., Richmond Comm. Dldg., 109 Argyle Street, Mongkok, Kowloon, Hong Kong (the “Purchaser”).|
The Seller on the one hand and the Purchaser on the other hand are referred to herein collectively, as “Parties”, and each of them, separately, as a “Party”.
|(A)||On the date hereof, Mr. Long Deng is the respective legal and record holders of 8,294,989 shares of common stock, at par value US$0.0001 each in iFresh, Inc, a company incorporated in the State of Delaware (the “Company”), whose securities are listed on The NASDAQ Capital Market, and such shares (the “Subject Shares”) representing, on the date hereof, 51% of the issued and outstanding share of common stock of the Company which, for the avoidance of doubt, excludes all treasury shares of the Company.|
|(B)||Upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth herein, the Seller wish to sell the Subject Shares to the Purchaser and the Purchaser wishes to purchase the Subject Shares from the Seller, all in accordance and subject to the terms herein.|
|(C)||The Parties wish to set forth herein all of the terms and conditions that shall govern the sale and purchase of the Subject Shares hereunder.|
NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises and the mutual promises herein made, and in consideration of the representations, warranties, and covenants herein contained, and intending to be legally bound hereby, the Parties agree as follows:
|1.1||Definitions. In addition to the terms defined in the preamble and the recitals above, the following terms shall have the following meanings:|
A Person Controlling, Controlled by or under common Control with a Person, and if such Person first stated above is a natural person, a Relative of such person.
This Share Purchase Agreement, as may be amended and/or restated from time to time, including all schedules, exhibits and annexes attached hereto or referenced hereby.
The Board of Directors of the Company.
Any day on which banks are open for business in the Hong Kong, P.R.C, and New York City.
As defined in Section 2.3.
As defined in Section 2.3 which date is anticipated to be not be later than the close of business, Eastern time, on January 12, 2019 (or such later date as may be mutually agreed by the Parties).
As defined in Recital (A).
With respect to any Party, all agreements, undertakings, contracts, arrangements, understandings and/or commitments (i) to which such Party is a party, (ii) under which such Party has any rights, (iii) under which such Party has any liability or (iv) by which such Party, or any of the assets or properties owned or used by such Party, is bound.
Control or Controlled or Controlling
The ability, directly or indirectly, to direct the activities of the relevant entity, including, without limitation, the holding of (i) more than 50% of the issued share capital, or (ii) such share capital as carries directly or indirectly, more than 50% of the shareholder votes in a general meeting or the ability to appoint or elect more than 50% of the directors or equivalent of such entity.
As defined in Section 7.1(c).
Warrants, options, convertible securities, convertible debt and any other instrument or security convertible into shares or other capital securities of an entity.
|Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.|
As defined in Section 4.8(f).
In any jurisdiction, including Hong Kongand the United States of America, any (i) national, federal, state, local, foreign or international government, (ii) court, arbitral or other tribunal, (iii) governmental or quasi-governmental authority of any nature (including any political subdivision, instrumentality, branch, department, official or entity), or (iv) agency, commission, authority or body exercising, or entitled to exercise, any administrative, executive, judicial, legislative, police, regulatory or taxing authority or power of any nature.
Any of the following states: Iran, Syria, Lebanon, North-Korea, Libya, Saudi-Arabia, Sudan, Pakistan, Iraq, Yemen, and any other state that does not maintain diplomatic relations with the United States of America.
In respect of any Person (other than a natural person), any Person holding at least 5% of any type of means of control of that Person (namely, the right to vote in the general meeting of shareholders of a corporation or in the equivalent body of an entity that is not a corporation; the right to appoint a director or the chief executive officer or an equivalent position; the right to participate in the distribution of the profits of that Person; and the right to participate in the distribution of the surplus assets of that Person upon liquidation).
For the purpose of this definition, “holding” shall mean, the holding, whether directly or indirectly, alone or with others, including through others, including a trustee or agent, or by means of a right vested by agreement, including an option to hold that does not stem from convertible securities, or in any other manner.
As defined in Section 5.1(a).
|Loss or Losses|
Any and all losses, liabilities, obligations, costs, claims, damages, awards, judgments and expenses (including reasonable attorney fees).
As defined in Section 3.3.
|Material Adverse Effect|
any event, occurrence or development having a material adverse effect on the business, financial condition or results of operations of the Company and its Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, or which may adversely affect the consummation of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement or any actions by the Purchaser or Seller taken pursuant to this Agreement or in connection with the transactions contemplated thereby.
In respect of any entity, the memorandum of association, articles of association, certificate of incorporation, by-laws, certificate(s) of designation or other constitutional documents of any type.
Any individual, firm, corporation (including any non-profit corporation), general or limited partnership, limited liability company, joint venture, estate, trust, association, organisation (including unincorporated organisation), other entity or governmental authority.
As defined in the Preamble.
|Purchaser Interested Party|
(a) As of the date hereof, each Person which would be an Interested Party in the Company by virtue of its direct or indirect interest in the Purchaser, assuming solely for such purpose, that Closing had occurred on the date of this Agreement, and (b) as of the Closing, each Person which would be an Interested Party in the Company by virtue of its direct or indirect interest in the Purchaser, immediately following the Closing. For the avoidance of doubt, such Person shall include, without limitation, each of the Purchaser’s controlling shareholders.
As defined in Section 2.2.
As defined in paragraph (A) of the Recitals, and any further shares or other Equity Securities issued in respect of the Subject Shares in the framework of, or in connection with, a share combination or subdivision, share split, reverse share split, share dividend, distribution of bonus shares or any other reclassification, reorganisation or recapitalisation of the Company’s share capital on or after the date of this Agreement and prior to the Closing Date.
|As defined in Section 4.8(c).|
Spouse, sibling, parent, parent’s parent, offspring or the spouse’s offspring and the spouse of each of these.
Of any Person, such Person’s directors, managers, members, officers, employees, agents, advisors and representatives (including, without limitation, legal advisors, accountants, consultants, financial advisors, financing sources and any representatives of such advisors or financing sources).
The U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended from time to time.
All trusts, liens, mortgages, charges, attachments, judgments, pledges, options, rights of first refusal, rights of possession, restrictions on transfer, voting agreements, sale/leasebacks or similar arrangements, security interests or other rights or claims of others or restrictions or encumbrances of any character whatsoever.
As defined in the Preamble.
|Seller Disclosure Schedule|
As defined in Section 3.
The actual knowledge, without inquiry or investigation of any of the Seller.
|Share Transfer Deed|
As defined in Section 2.3(a)(i).
Any entity in which the Company holds: (i) more than 50% of the issued share capital or participation interests; (ii) such share capital as carries directly or indirectly, more than 50% of the shareholder votes in a general meeting; or (iii) the ability to appoint or elect more than 50% of the directors or equivalent of such entity, (iv) rights to control or derive pecuniary interest, through contract or otherwise, which entity is required by U.S. generally accepted accounting principles to be consolidated by the Company and reported on a consolidated basis in the Company’s financial statements.
All taxes, charges, fees, duties, levies or other assessments which are imposed by any Governmental Authority, including any interest, penalties or additions attributable thereto.
US dollars, the lawful currency of the United States of America
In this Agreement, unless the context otherwise requires:
|(a)||words and defined terms expressed in the singular number shall include the plural and vice versa, and words expressed in the masculine shall include the feminine and neuter gender and vice versa;|
|(b)||the term “including” shall be interpreted to mean “including (without limitation)” whenever such term appears in this Agreement (and the terms “include” and “includes” shall be similarly interpreted);|
|(c)||the term “law” shall include any by-law, rule, regulation, executive orders, judgment, order, ruling, issued or given by any Governmental Authority and/or stock exchange, applicable to a Party; and|
|(d)||the words “hereof”, “herein”, “hereto” and “hereunder” and words of similar import, when used in this Agreement, shall refer to this Agreement as a whole and not to any particular provision of this Agreement.|
The paragraph headings are for the sake of convenience only and shall not affect the interpretation of this Agreement.
The recitals, schedules, appendices, annexes and exhibits hereto form an integral part of this Agreement. When a reference is made in this Agreement to a Recital, a Section, an Exhibit or Schedule, such reference shall be to a Recital of, a Section of, or an Exhibit or Schedule to, this Agreement unless otherwise indicated.
|1.5||No Strict Construction.|
The Parties agree that they have been represented by counsel during the negotiation and execution of this Agreement and, therefore, waive the application of any law, holding or rule of construction providing that ambiguities in an agreement or other document shall be construed against the Party drafting such agreement or document.
|2.||PURCHASE AND SALE OF THE PURCHASE SHARES|
|2.1||Agreement to Purchase and Sell.|
Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, at and subject to the Closing, the Seller hereby agree to sell, transfer, assign and deliver to the Purchaser, and the Purchaser hereby agrees to purchase from the Seller, all of the Subject Shares, free and clear of any Security Interests, together with all rights attaching or accruing to them.
In full consideration for the purchase by the Purchaser of the Subject Shares, the Purchaser shall (i) pay to the Seller an aggregate of $7,050,741 in US dollars (the “Purchase Price”) based on a per share price of $0.85, by wire transfer of immediately available funds in accordance with the Seller’ written wire instructions.
The closing of the transactions contemplated hereby, including the purchase and sale of the Subject Shares and delivery of the Purchase Price (the “Closing”), shall take place at the offices of the Purchaser’s counsel immediately after the satisfaction of the last of the conditions precedent set forth in Section 2.4 (other than those conditions which by their terms must be satisfied at the Closing, which such conditions shall be satisfied at Closing) or on such other date and at such other time and place as is mutually agreed by the Parties (such date, the “Closing Date”).
At the Closing, the following actions and occurrences will take place, all of which shall be deemed to have occurred simultaneously and no action shall be deemed to have been completed and no document or certificate shall be deemed to have been delivered, until all actions are completed and all documents and certificates delivered:
|(a)||The Seller will deliver, or cause to be delivered, to the Purchaser the following documents:|
|(i)||Executed instruction letter to the transfer agent of the Company instructing transfer of the Subject Shares to the name of Purchaser or its designee(s) with the new certificates bearing the following legend:|
“THE SECURITIES REPRESENTED BY THIS CERTIFICATE HAVE NOT BEEN REGISTERED UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED (THE “ACT”), OR ANY STATE SECURITIES LAWS, AND NEITHER SUCH SECURITIES NOR ANY INTEREST THEREIN MAY BE OFFERED, SOLD, PLEDGED, ASSIGNED OR OTHERWISE TRANSFERRED UNLESS (1) A REGISTRATION STATEMENT WITH RESPECT THERETO IS EFFECTIVE UNDER THE ACT AND ANY APPLICABLE STATE SECURITIES LAWS, OR (2) AN EXEMPTION FROM SUCH REGISTRATION EXISTS AND THE COMPANY RECEIVES AN OPINION OF COUNSEL TO THE HOLDER OF SUCH SECURITIES, WHICH COUNSEL AND OPINION ARE REASONABLY SATISFACTORY TO THE COMPANY, THAT SUCH SECURITIES MAY BE OFFERED, SOLD, PLEDGED, ASSIGNED OR TRANSFERRED IN THE MANNER CONTEMPLATED WITHOUT AN EFFECTIVE REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE ACT OR APPLICABLE STATE SECURITIES LAWS.”;
“THE SHARES EVIDENCED HEREBY ARE SUBJECT TO A VOTING AGREEMENT (A COPY OF WHICH MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE ISSUER) AND BY ACCEPTING ANY INTEREST IN SUCH SHARES THE PERSON HOLDING SUCH INTEREST SHALL BE DEEMED TO AGREE TO AND SHALL BECOME BOUND BY ALL THE PROVISIONS OF SAID VOTING AGREEMENT.”
|(ii)||A certificate signed by the Seller, dated as of the Closing Date, certifying as to the satisfaction of the conditions set forth in Section 2.4(a);|
|(iv)||A capitalisation table of the Company in accordance with Section 3.2(a) as of the date as close as possible to the Closing Date, but in any event no later than five (5) Business Days prior to the Closing Date;|
|(b)||The Purchaser shall deliver, or cause to be delivered, to the Seller the following documents:|
|(i)||Payment of Purchase Price by wire transfer to the accounts designated by the Seller; and|
|(ii)||A certificate signed on behalf of the Purchaser by a duly authorised officer of the Purchaser, dated as of the Closing Date, certifying as to the satisfaction of the conditions set forth in Section 2.4(b).|
|(c)||Prior to the Closing, the Seller shall have: (x) delivered to the Company’s transfer agent the fully executed stock power in respect of the Subject Shares, validly executed by the Seller as transferor of the Subject Shares and notarized by an authorized professional, in accordance with the Company’s Organisational Documents and the requirements of the Company’s transfer agent (the “Share Transfer Deeds”), together with all other documents or instruments as may be required by the Company’s transfer agent to process such transfer, including but not limited to a letter of indemnification from the Company to the transfer agent with respect to such transfer (the “Company Indemnity Letter”) in the event the Seller and/or Purchaser are not able to provide the Share Transfer Deeds with Medallion Guarantee, (y) delivered to the Purchaser the share certificates representing the Subject Shares issued by the Company in the name of the Purchaser, and (z) procured that the Company will perform the record the transfer of the Subject Shares to the Purchaser in the shareholders’ register of the Company effective as of the Closing.|
|(d)||Promptly after the Closing, the Parties shall procure that the Company will make all public filings required under any applicable law in connection with the transaction contemplated hereby in a timely manner. It is acknowledged by the Seller, that performances by the Seller of the actions specified under sub-section 2.3(a)(i) through 2.3(a)(vii) above, shall be made concurrently with the payment of the Purchase Price by the Purchaser to the Seller and as a preliminary condition for such payment.|
|2.4||Conditions to Closing.|
|(a)||Conditions to the Purchaser’s Obligation to Close. The Purchaser’s obligation to consummate the purchase of the Subject Shares hereunder is subject to the fulfilment, prior to or at the Closing, of each of the following conditions:|
|(i)||The representations and warranties of the Seller were true and correct in all material respects when made and shall be true and correct in all material respects at the Closing as though made again at the Closing Date (except to the extent such representations and warranties expressly relate to an earlier date, including the date hereof, in which case such representations and warranties shall be true and correct in all material respects on and as of such earlier date).|
|(ii)||The Seller shall have performed and complied with all obligations and covenants required by this Agreement to be performed or complied with by it prior to or at the Closing in all material respects.|
|(iii)||Prior to Closing, the Seller shall have obtained written confirmations from banks or any other parties, for release of any corporate guarantee given by the Company to any party and delivered copies thereof to the Purchaser, or, if no such corporate guarantees were given, Seller have delivered written certification to the Purchaser confirming that no such guarantee exists.|
|(iv)||The Seller shall provide to the Purchaser the balance sheet of the Company as at the Closing Date, as certified by the chief executive officer and chief financial officer of the Company, and a written confirmation signed by the chief executive officer and chief financial officer of the Company immediately prior to the Closing that debts previously owed by the Company to any of its subsidiaries or Affiliates, until the Closing Date, have been repaid through the banking system.|
|(v)||The Seller shall deliver to the persons designated by the Purchaser all the Company’s documents including, but not limited to, its business registration, licenses, board minutes, minutes of shareholders meetings, contracts and other legal documents.|
|(b)||Conditions to the Seller’s Obligation to Close. The Seller’s obligation to consummate the sale of the Subject Shares hereunder is subject to the fulfilment, prior to or at the Closing, of each of the following conditions:|
|(i)||The representations and warranties of the Purchaser were true and correct in all material respects when made and shall be true and correct in all material respects at the Closing as though made again at the Closing Date (except to the extent such representations and warranties expressly relate to an earlier date, including the date hereof, in which case such representations and warranties shall be true and correct in all material respects on and as of such earlier date).|
|(ii)||The Purchaser shall have performed and complied with all obligations and covenants required by this Agreement to be performed or complied with by it prior to or at the Closing in all material respects.|
|(iii)||All necessary corporate authorizations have been taken to approve this Agreement and the transactions contemplated hereby.|
|3.||REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF THE SELLER|
As an inducement to the Purchaser to enter into this Agreement, Seller hereby represents and warrants to the Purchaser (subject to the exceptions and qualifications set forth in the disclosure schedule attached hereto as Schedule 3 (the “Seller Disclosure Schedule”) the paragraphs of which shall qualify each representation and warranty to which such disclosure is ostensibly relevant):
|3.1||Organization and Authority.|
|(a)||This Agreement has been duly executed and delivered by the Seller, and (assuming due authorisation, execution and delivery by the Purchaser and subject to the conditions set under Sections 2.4(a)) this Agreement constitutes a legal, valid and binding obligation of the Seller enforceable against the Seller in accordance with its terms, except as such enforceability may be limited by applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, moratorium, reorganisation or similar laws in effect that affect the enforcement of creditors’ rights generally, and by equitable limitations on the availability of specific remedies and by principles of equity.|
|(b)||Each of the Company and its Subsidiaries is duly organized, validly existing and in good standing under the laws of the jurisdiction of its incorporation, and has the requisite corporate power and authority and all government licenses, authorizations, permits, consents and approvals required to own, lease and operate its properties and carry on its business as now being conducted. Each of the Company and its Subsidiaries is duly qualified or licensed to do business and is in good standing in each jurisdiction in which the nature of its business or the ownership or leasing of its properties makes such qualification or licensing necessary, other than in such jurisdictions where the failure to be so qualified or licensed (individually or in the aggregate) would not have a Material Adverse Effect with respect to the Company.|
|(c)||The Subsidiaries of the Company, and the authorized and outstanding capital stock of each are set forth on Schedule 3.1(e). Other than as set forth on Schedule 3.1(e), all of the outstanding capital stock of the Company’s Subsidiaries are owned by the Company free and clear of all Security Interests.|
|(d)||Other than as set forth on Schedule 3.1(f), The Company does not own directly or indirectly, any equity or other ownership interest in any company, corporation, partnership, joint venture or otherwise.|
|(e)||The Seller is, or has been during the past ninety (90) days, an officer, 10% or greater shareholder or “affiliate” of the Company, as that term is defined in Rule 144 promulgated under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended.|
|(a)||Based on the knowledge of Seller and on confirmation provided by the Company, Schedule 3.2(a) hereof accurately describes: (i) the authorised share capital of the Company and its Subsidiaries as of the date hereof, (ii) the number of issued and outstanding preferred and common shares of the Company, (iii) any other issued and outstanding Equity Securities, and (iv) the direct and indirect ownership interests in the Company of shareholders holding 5% or more of the outstanding share capital of the Company (including the Seller and their Affiliates) on a fully diluted basis. All outstanding shares of capital stock of the Company and its Subsidiaries are, and of the Subject Shares which may be issued pursuant to this Agreement will be, when issued, duly authorized, validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable, not subject to pre-emptive rights, and issued in compliance with all applicable state and federal laws concerning the issuance of securities. Except for the shares of common stock of the Company, there are no outstanding bonds, debentures, notes or other indebtedness or other securities of the Company having the right to vote (or convertible into, or exchangeable for, securities having the right to vote). There are no outstanding securities, options, warrants, calls, rights, commitments, agreements, arrangements or undertakings of any kind to which the Company or any of its Subsidiaries is a party or by which the Company or any of its Subsidiaries is bound obligating the Company or any of its Subsidiaries to issue, deliver or sell, or cause to be issued, delivered or sold, additional shares of capital stock or other equity securities of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries or obligating the Company or any of its Subsidiaries to issue, grant, extend or enter into any such security, option, warrant, call, right, commitment, agreement, arrangement or undertaking. There are no outstanding contractual obligations, commitments, understandings or arrangements of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries to repurchase, redeem or otherwise acquire or make any payment in respect of any shares of capital stock of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries. There are no agreements or arrangements pursuant to which the Company is or could be required to register securities of the Company under the Securities Act or other agreements or arrangements with or among any security holders of the Company with respect to securities of the Company.|
|(b)||Except for the Voting Agreement dated February 10, 2017 by and among the Company and the Seller and other parties set forth on the signature page thereof, Lock up Agreement dated February 10, 2017 between the Company and Seller, Registration Rights Agreement dated February 10, 2017 by and among the Company and the Seller and other parties set forth on the signature page thereof, and the Escrow Agreement dated February 10, 2017 between the Company and Seller, there are no other Contracts to which the Seller is a party, relating to or governing the terms and conditions upon which the Subject Shares may be transferred by the Seller.|
|(c)||At Closing, the Subject Shares shall be delivered free and clear of any charge, pledge, third party’s right and all other Security Interests other than the restriction set forth in the Voting Agreement dated February 10, 2017 by and among the Company and the Seller and other parties set forth on the signature page thereof.|
|3.3||Consents and Approvals; No Conflict.|
The execution and delivery of this Agreement by the Seller, the performance by the Seller of their obligations hereunder and the consummation by the Seller of the transactions contemplated hereby do not conflict with and will not result in a breach or violation of, or a default under, or give rise to any other right which may adversely affect the consummation of the transaction contemplated under this Agreement under (i) the the Company’s Organizational Documents; (ii) any material Contract to which any of the Seller, the Company or any of its Subsidiaries are a party (“Material Contracts”); (iii) assuming that all required regulatory approvals have been obtained, any material law to which any of the Seller is subject, and to which the Company is subject to; and (iv) any right of other shareholders in the Company, to the extent granted by the Seller to such shareholders.
|3.4||SEC Reports; Financial Statements.|
The Company has filed all reports, schedules, forms, statements and other documents required to be filed by the Company under the Securities Act and the Exchange Act, including pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) thereof, for the two (2) years preceding the date hereof (or such shorter period as the Company was required by law or regulation to file such material) (the foregoing materials, including the exhibits thereto and documents incorporated by reference therein, being collectively referred to herein as the “SEC Reports”) on a timely basis or has received a valid extension of such time of filing and has filed any such SEC Reports prior to the expiration of any such extension. Except as set forth on Schedule 3.4, as of their respective dates, the SEC Reports complied in all material respects with the requirements of the Securities Act and the Exchange Act, as applicable, and none of the SEC Reports, when filed, contained any untrue statement of a material fact or omitted to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary in order to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading. Except as set forth on Schedule 3.4, the financial statements of the Company included in the SEC Reports comply in all material respects with applicable accounting requirements and the rules and regulations of the Commission with respect thereto as in effect at the time of filing. Except as set forth on Schedule 3.4, such financial statements have been prepared in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles applied on a consistent basis during the periods involved (“GAAP”), except as may be otherwise specified in such financial statements or the notes thereto and except that unaudited financial statements may not contain all footnotes required by GAAP, and fairly present in all material respects the financial position of the Company and its consolidated Subsidiaries as of and for the dates thereof and the results of operations and cash flows for the periods then ended, subject, in the case of unaudited statements, to normal, immaterial, year-end audit adjustments.
|3.5||Material Changes; Undisclosed Events, Liabilities or Developments.|
Except as set forth in Schedule 3.5, since the date of the latest audited financial statements included within the SEC Reports, except as specifically disclosed in a subsequent SEC Report filed prior to the date hereof: (i) there has been no event, occurrence or development that has had or that could reasonably be expected to result in, either individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect, (ii) neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries has incurred any liabilities (contingent or otherwise) other than (A) trade payables and accrued expenses incurred in the ordinary course of business consistent with past practice and (B) liabilities not required to be reflected in the Company’s financial statements pursuant to GAAP or disclosed in filings made with the Commission, (iii) the Company has not altered its method of accounting, (iv) neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries has declared or made any dividend or distribution of cash or other property to its stockholders or purchased, redeemed or made any agreements to purchase or redeem any shares of its capital stock, (v) the Company has not issued or sold any assets or equity securities of the Company, its subsidiaries or variable interest entities to any officer, director or Affiliate of the Company or any Seller, except pursuant to existing Company stock option plans or arrangements, and (vi) there has been no material loss or damage (whether or not insured) to the physical property of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries. The Company does not have pending before the Commission any request for confidential treatment of information. Except for the issuance of the Securities contemplated by this Agreement or as set forth on Schedule 3.5, no event, liability, fact, circumstance, occurrence or development has occurred or exists or is reasonably expected to occur or exist with respect to the Company or its Subsidiaries or their respective businesses, properties, operations, assets or financial condition that would be required to be disclosed by the Company under applicable securities laws at the time this representation is made or deemed made that has not been publicly disclosed at least 3 trading days prior to the date that this representation is made.
There is no action, suit, inquiry, notice of violation, proceeding or investigation pending or, to the knowledge of the Seller, threatened against or affecting the Seller, the Company, any Subsidiary or any of their respective properties before or by any court, arbitrator, governmental or administrative agency or regulatory authority (federal, state, county, local or foreign) (collectively, an “Action”) if determined adversely to the Company could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. Except as set forth in the SEC Reports, neither the Company nor any Subsidiary, nor any director or officer thereof, is or has been the subject of any Action involving a claim of violation of or liability under federal or state securities laws or a claim of breach of fiduciary duty. There has not been, and there is not pending or contemplated, any investigation by the Commission involving the Company or any current or former director or officer of the Company. The Commission has not issued any stop order or other order suspending the effectiveness of any registration statement filed by the Company or any Subsidiary under the Exchange Act or the Securities Act. Except as disclosed in the SEC Reports, neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries is a party or subject to, and none of their respective assets are bound by, the provisions of any order, writ, injunction, judgment or decree of any court or government agency or instrumentality which would reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
|3.7||Related Party Transactions.|
Other than as set forth in Schedule 3.7, neither the Seller nor any of its Affiliates is a party to any agreement or engages in any transaction with the Company or any of its Subsidiaries.
|(i)||The Company and its Subsidiaries each (A) has filed all United States federal, state and local and all material foreign Tax returns, reports and declarations required by any jurisdiction to which it is subject (or obtained valid extensions thereof), (B) has paid all of Taxes and other governmental assessments and charges that are due and payable (whether or not shown or determined to be due on such returns, reports and declarations) and (C) 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 claimed to be due by the taxing authority of any jurisdiction. All such Tax returns, reports and declarations were correct and complete in all material respects. None of the Company and its Subsidiaries has waived any statute of limitations in respect of Taxes or agreed to any extension of time with respect to a Tax assessment or deficiency.|
|(ii)||Each of the Company and its Subsidiaries has withheld and paid all Taxes required to have been withheld and paid in connection with amounts paid or owing to any employee, independent contractor, creditor, stockholder, or other third party.|
|(iii)||No director or officer (or employee responsible for Tax matters) of the Company and its Subsidiaries, expects any authority to assess any additional Taxes for any period for which Tax returns have been filed. There is no dispute or claim concerning any Tax liability of any of the Company and its Subsidiaries either (A) claimed or raised by any authority in writing or (B) as to which any of the directors and officers (and employees responsible for Tax matters) of the Company and its Subsidiaries has knowledge based upon personal contact with any agent of such authority.|
|(iv)||None of the Company and its Subsidiaries (A) has been a member of an affiliated group filing a consolidated federal income Tax return (other than an affiliated group the common parent of which was the Company) or (B) has any liability for the Taxes of any person (other than any of the Company and its Subsidiaries) under Treas. Reg. § 1.1502-6 (or any similar provision of state, local, or foreign law), or as a transferee or successor, or by contract, or otherwise.|
Neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries is engaged in any unfair labor practice except for matters which would not, individually or in the aggregate, have a Material Adverse Effect. There is (A) no unfair labor practice complaint pending or threatened against the Company or any of its Subsidiaries before the National Labor Relations Board, and no grievance or arbitration proceeding arising out of or under collective bargaining agreements is pending or threatened, (B) no strike, labor dispute, slowdown or stoppage pending or threatened against the Company or any of its Subsidiaries and (C) no union representation dispute currently existing concerning the employees of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, and (ii) (A) no union organizing activities are currently taking place concerning the employees of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries and (B) there has been no violation of any federal, state, local or foreign law relating to discrimination in the hiring, promotion or pay of employees or any applicable wage or hour laws. None of the Company’s or its Subsidiaries’ employees is a member of a union that relates to such employee’s relationship with the Company or such Subsidiary, and neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries is a party to a collective bargaining agreement, and the Company and its Subsidiaries believe that their relationships with their employees are good. No executive officer (as defined in Rule 501(f) of the Securities Act) of the Company or any Subsidiary of the Company has notified the Company or any such Subsidiary that such officer intends to leave the Company or any such Subsidiary or otherwise terminate such officer’s employment with the Company or any such Subsidiary. No executive officer of the Company or any Subsidiary, is, or is now expected to be, in violation of any material term of any employment contract, confidentiality, disclosure or proprietary information agreement or non-competition agreement, or any other contract or agreement or any restrictive covenant in favor of any third party and the continued employment of each such executive officer does not subject the Company or any of its Subsidiaries to any liability with respect to any of the foregoing matters. The Company and its Subsidiaries are in compliance with all U.S. federal, state, local and foreign laws and regulations relating to employment and employment practices, terms and conditions of employment and wages and hours, except where the failure to be in compliance could not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
Except as set forth in the Company’s SEC Reports, neither the Company nor any Subsidiary: (i) is in default under or in violation of (and no event has occurred that has not been waived that, with notice or lapse of time or both, would result in a default by the Company or any Subsidiary under), nor has the Company or any Subsidiary received notice of a claim that it is in default under or that it is in violation of, any indenture, loan or credit agreement or any other agreement or instrument to which it is a party or by which it or any of its properties is bound (whether or not such default or violation has been waived), (ii) is in violation of any judgment, decree or order of any court, arbitrator or other Governmental Authority or (iii) is or has been in violation of any statute, rule, ordinance or regulation of any Governmental Authority, including without limitation all foreign, federal, state and local laws relating to taxes, environmental protection, occupational health and safety, product quality and safety, and employment and labor matters, except in each case as could not have or reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.
The Company and the Subsidiaries possess all certificates, authorizations and permits issued by the appropriate federal, state, local or foreign regulatory authorities necessary to conduct their respective businesses as described in the SEC Reports, except where the failure to possess such permits could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect (“Material Permits”), and neither the Company nor any Subsidiary has received any notice of proceedings relating to the revocation or modification of any Material Permit.
|3.12||Title to Assets.|
Except as set forth in the Company’s SEC Reports, the Company and the Subsidiaries have good and marketable title in fee simple to all real property owned by them and good and marketable title in all personal property owned by them that is material to the business of the Company and the Subsidiaries, in each case free and clear of all Security Interests, except for (i) Security Interests as do not materially affect the value of such property and do not materially interfere with the use made and proposed to be made of such property by the Company and the Subsidiaries, and (ii) Security Interests for the payment of federal, state or other taxes, for which appropriate reserves have been made therefor in accordance with GAAP and, the payment of which is neither delinquent nor subject to penalties. Any real property and facilities held under lease by the Company and the Subsidiaries are held by them under valid, subsisting and enforceable leases with which the Company and the Subsidiaries are in compliance, except where the failure to comply could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect. The Company and each of its Subsidiaries own or lease all such properties as are necessary to its operations as now conducted.
Except as set forth in the Company’s SEC Reports, the Company and the Subsidiaries own, or have rights to use, all patents, patent applications, trademarks, trademark applications, service marks, trade names, trade secrets, inventions, copyrights, licenses and other intellectual property rights and similar rights as necessary or required for use in connection with their respective businesses as described in the SEC Reports (collectively, the “Intellectual Property Rights”). None of, and neither the Company nor any Subsidiary has received a notice (written or otherwise) that any of, the Intellectual Property Rights has expired, terminated or been abandoned. Neither the Company nor any Subsidiary has received a written notice of a claim that remains unresolved or otherwise has any knowledge that the Intellectual Property Rights violate or infringe upon the rights of any Person. All such Intellectual Property Rights are enforceable and there is no existing infringement by another Person of any of the Intellectual Property Rights. The Company and its Subsidiaries have taken reasonable security measures to protect the secrecy, confidentiality and value of all of their intellectual properties, including trade secrets, proprietary data and other confidential information. There has been no unauthorized disclosure of and no employee or other third person has any interest or right to, any of the foregoing, except where failure to do so could not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
The Company represents that there have been no cash dividends declared or paid by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries since September 23, 2014.
|3.15||Disclaimer of Other Representations and Warranties.|
Other than the representations and warranties made by the Seller in the Voting Agreements and other Transaction Documents, the representations and warranties in this Section 3 are the exclusive representations and warranties made by the Seller in connection with the transactions contemplated hereby, including, without limitation, with respect to the Seller (including the Company and any of its Subsidiaries) and his respective assets and liabilities.
|4.||REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF THE PURCHASER|
As an inducement to the Seller to enter into this Agreement, the Purchaser hereby represents and warrants to the Seller:
|4.1||Organization and Authority.|
|(a)||The Purchaser duly and validly exists under the laws of its jurisdiction of incorporation or organisation and has all necessary company power and authority to enter into this Agreement, to carry out its obligations hereunder and to consummate the transactions contemplated hereby.|
|(b)||The execution and delivery of this Agreement by the Purchaser, the performance by the Purchaser of its obligations hereunder and the consummation by the Purchaser of the transactions contemplated hereby have been duly authorised by all requisite corporate action on the part of the Purchaser. No shareholders’ approval of the Purchaser or any of its Affiliates is required in order to consummate any transaction contemplated by this Agreement (including the securing of financing for such transaction).|
|(c)||This Agreement has been duly executed and delivered by the Purchaser, and, assuming due authorisation, execution and delivery by the Seller and subject to the conditions specified under Section 2.4(b), this Agreement constitutes a legal, valid and binding obligation of the Purchaser, enforceable against the Purchaser in accordance with its terms, except as such enforceability may be limited by applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, moratorium, reorganisation or similar laws in effect that affect the enforcement of creditors’ rights generally, and by equitable limitations on the availability of specific remedies and by principles of equity.|
|4.2||Consent and Approvals; No Conflict.|
Other than as specifically provided for in this Agreement, the execution and delivery of this Agreement by the Purchaser, the performance by the Purchaser of its obligations hereunder and the consummation by the Purchaser of the transactions contemplated hereby do not conflict and will not result in a material breach or violation of, or a default under, or give rise to any other right which may adversely affect the consummation of the transaction contemplated under this Agreement under (i) the Organizational Documents of the Purchaser; (ii) any material Contract to which the Purchaser is a party; or (iii) assuming that all required regulatory approvals have been obtained, any material law to which the Purchaser is subject.
No broker, finder or investment banker is entitled to any brokerage, finder’s fee or other fee in connection with the transactions contemplated by this Agreement based upon arrangements made by or on behalf of the Purchaser or any of its Affiliates for which the Seller or any of its Affiliates (including the Company and its Subsidiaries) shall be liable.
There is no injunction, judgment, decree, order or other restrictive legal proceeding against the Purchaser that prevents, enjoins, or materially alters or delays the purchase of the Subject Shares by the Purchaser under this Agreement and the consummation of the transaction contemplated herein.
|(a)||Neither the Purchaser, any Purchaser Interested Party, nor any Person an Interested Party in which is an Interested Party in the Purchaser is (x) a citizen or a resident of a Hostile State, or (y) a Person registered or incorporated in any Hostile State.|
|(a)||The Subject Shares are being sold to the Purchaser in reliance upon an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and are not registered under the Securities Act.|
|(b)||The Purchaser is not a U.S. person (as such term is defined in Regulation S under the Securities Act (“Regulation S”)) and is located outside the United States.|
|(c)||The Purchaser is not acquiring the Subject Shares with a view to the resale, distribution or other disposition thereof to a U.S. person in violation of the registration requirements of any securities laws, including the U.S. securities laws.|
|(d)||The Purchaser has not entered into any contractual arrangement with any distributor (as such term is defined in Regulation S) with respect to the distribution of the Subject Shares to a U.S. person.|
|(e)||The Purchaser hereby acknowledges that (i) the Company is subject to the Securities Act, the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and (ii) the Company is therefore required to publish certain business and financial information in accordance with such laws as well as the rules and practices of such exchanges (the “Exchange Information”), which includes, among other things, a description of the Company’s principal activities and balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement and any information relating to the Company and its Subsidiaries which is necessary to enable the holders of the shares of capital stock of the Company and the public to appraise the position of the Company and its Subsidiaries, and that it is able to obtain or access the Exchange Information without undue difficulty; (iii) it has such knowledge and experience in financial and business matters that it is capable of evaluating the merits and risks of the prospective investment in the Subject Shares and (iv) it has made its own investment decision regarding the Subject Shares based on its own knowledge (and information it may have or which is publicly available) with respect to the Subject Shares and the Company.|
|(f)||The Purchaser is not purchasing the Subject Shares as a result of any advertisement, article, notice or other communication regarding the Subject Shares published in any newspaper, magazine or similar media or broadcast over television or radio or presented at any seminar or any other general solicitation or general advertisement.|
|(f)||Purchaser is an “accredited investor” (as such term is defined in Rule 501(a) of the Securities Act) and a sophisticated investor by virtue of its education, training and/or numerous prior investments made on its own behalf or through entities which it, alone or with others, controls. Purchaser is knowledgeable and experienced in financial and business matters, especially in investments which are similar to the Company’s business, and which have risks similar to those which may be encountered by the Company. Purchaser is capable of evaluating the merits and risks associated with the Subject Shares.|
|(a)||Seller undertakes, in his capacity as Chief Executive Officer of the Company, not to take the following actions on behalf of the Company prior to closing without Purchaser’s written consent:|
|(i)||sell, assign or otherwise transfer any of the assets of the Company or its Subsidiaries, or cancel or compromise any debts or claims relating to such assets, other than for fair value, in the ordinary course of business, and consistent with past practice;|
|(ii)||permit any Material Adverse Effect to occur with respect to the Company or its Subsidiaries.|
|(iii)||except as expressly contemplated by this Agreement, authorize for issuance, issue, grant, sell, pledge, dispose of or propose to issue, grant, sell, pledge or dispose of any of its equity securities or any options, warrants, commitments, subscriptions or rights of any kind to acquire or sell any of its equity securities, or other securities, including any securities convertible into or exchangeable for any of its equity securities or other security interests of any class and any other equity-based awards, or engage in any hedging transaction with a third Person with respect to such securities;|
|(iv)||amend, waive or otherwise change, in any respect, its Organizational Documents (except as contemplated by this Agreement); or|
|(v)||enter into any new line of business.|
|(b)||Seller shall not dispose of any interest in the Subject Shares or any of them or grant any option over or create after the date hereof any Security Interest over the Subject Shares or any of them.|
|(c)||Nothing in this Section 5.1 shall inhibit or otherwise restrict any of the Subsidiaries from conducting its business during the Interim Period either (A) in the ordinary course of business, including, taking any of the following actions: (i) obtaining financing required for the ongoing business activity of any of the Subsidiaries; (ii) purchasing, selling or leasing or the granting any other third party rights or security interests in or over the non-material assets of any of the Subsidiaries; (B) in anticipation of and/or in preparation for the consummation of the sale and purchase of the Subject Shares contemplated by this Agreement, including agreeing to any variation or termination of any of the outstanding arrangements or transactions made between the Seller or any of its Affiliates (other than the Company or any of its Subsidiaries) and any of the Subsidiaries whether or not set forth in Section 3.7 of the Seller Disclosure Schedule and on terms approved by the Board; provided, that in all such cases, Seller shall give written notice to Purchaser of such actions no later than five (5) business days after the taking of such actions.|
|(d)||The Parties agree to use commercially reasonable efforts to take, or cause to be taken, all actions, and to do, or cause to be done, and to assist and cooperate with the other parties in doing, all things necessary, proper or advisable to consummate and make effective, and to satisfy all conditions to, in the most expeditious manner practicable, the transactions contemplated hereby, including (i) the obtaining of all other necessary actions or inactions, waivers, consents, licenses, Permits, authorizations, Orders and approvals from Governmental Authorities and the making of all other necessary registrations and filings, (ii) the obtaining of all consents, approvals or waivers from third parties related to or required in connection with the transactions contemplated herein or required to prevent a Material Adverse Effect on the Company from occurring prior to or after the Closing Date, (iii) the satisfaction of all conditions precedent to the Parties’ obligations hereunder, and (iv) the execution and delivery of any additional instruments necessary to consummate the transactions contemplated by, and to fully carry out the purposes of, this Agreement.|
|(e)||Each of the Parties hereto will give any notices to, make any filings with, and use its commercially reasonable efforts to obtain any authorizations, consents, and approvals of governments and governmental agencies in connection with the matters referred to herein.|
|(f)||No transaction or arrangement shall be made, during the Interim Period, between the Seller or any of its Affiliates (other than the Company or any of its Subsidiaries) and the Company without prior written approval from the Purchaser.|
|(g)||Seller shall ensure that the Company’s seal will not be used without the written approval of the Purchaser, and shall be liable for any liabilities of the Company arising from or as a result of its use of the seal during the Interim Period.|
|(i)||Seller shall ensure that the Company pays all of its expenses incurred or accrued up to and through the Closing.|
|(a)||Neither Party nor any of its Subsidiaries shall (and each Party shall use all reasonable efforts to procure that none of its Affiliates (other than the Company and its subsidiaries) issue any press release or public announcement concerning this Agreement or the transactions contemplated hereby without obtaining the prior written approval of the other Party, which approval will not be unreasonably conditioned, withheld or delayed, unless disclosure is otherwise required by applicable law or by the applicable rules of or listing agreement with any stock exchange on which the securities of a Party or its Affiliates are traded securities (including, without limitation, any filings with the NASDAQ Stock Market).|
|(b)||Without derogating from the generality of Sections 5.2(a) above and 5.2(e) below, the Purchaser undertakes to promptly provide the Seller and its Affiliates (including the Company and any of its Subsidiaries) with all information reasonably requested by the Seller or any of its Affiliates (including by or in respect of the Company and any of its Subsidiaries) concerning the Purchaser, its Subsidiaries, directors, officers and, direct or indirect, shareholders, including, without limitation, with regard to (a) the ownership interests in the Purchaser, (b) the identity of the ultimate controlling shareholders in the Purchaser and the percentage of their direct or indirect holdings in the Purchaser) and (c) such other matters as may be reasonably necessary or advisable at the reasonable discretion of the Seller or any its Affiliates (including by or in respect of the Company and any of its Subsidiaries) in connection with any other statement, filing, notice or application made by or on behalf of the Seller or any of its Affiliates (including by or in respect of the Company and any of its Subsidiaries) to any third party and/or any Governmental Authority (including for the purpose of complying with the rules or regulations of any securities law or listing agreement with any stock exchange applicable to the Seller or any of its Affiliates) in connection with the transactions contemplated by this Agreement.|
|(c)||Without derogating from the generality of Sections 5.2(a) above and 5.2(e) below, Seller undertakes to promptly provide the Purchaser and its Affiliates with all information requested by the Purchaser or any of its Affiliates concerning the Seller, its Subsidiaries, directors and officers as may be reasonably necessary or advisable at the reasonable discretion of Purchaser or any its Affiliates in connection with any statement, filing, notice or application made by or on behalf of the Purchaser or any of its Affiliates to any third party and/or any Governmental Authority in connection with the transactions contemplated by this Agreement.|
|(d)||Nothing in Sections 5.2(a) above and 5.2(e) below shall: (i) prevent the Parties from providing any of their Affiliates (including, the Company and any of its Subsidiaries) or their shareholders, any details or information regarding this Agreement, the transaction contemplated hereby, the identity of the other Party and its, direct and indirect, shareholders to the extent that such details or information are required for the approval of this Agreement and the transaction contemplated herein by any of them; and (ii) prevent the Purchaser from providing any lenders, institutions and other entities which will provide loans/credit to the Purchaser for the purpose of the consummation of the transactions provided in this Agreement (including by means of issuance of bonds and/or prospectus), any details or information regarding this Agreement and the transaction contemplated herein to the extent that such details or information shall be required for the purpose of financing the purchase of the Subject Shares by the Purchaser.|
|(e)||Nothing in this Section 5.2 shall prevent Seller or any of its Affiliates (including the Company and any of its Subsidiaries), or the Purchaser or any of its Affiliates, from providing any details or information regarding this Agreement, the transaction contemplated hereby, the identity of the Parties and their direct and indirect shareholders, the Company, their respective business and operations or any other information, to the extent that such details or information are required for the obtaining of the abovementioned approvals and authorisations.|
Seller agrees that, from and after Closing, for as long as Seller or any of their Affiliates continue to own any shares of the Company’s common stock, Seller undertakes, in its capacity as a shareholder of the Company, to exercise (or to cause its Affiliate to exercise) its voting rights as a shareholder of the Company, to vote in favor of all proposals recommended by the Company’s board of directors on all matters that come before the Company’s shareholders for approval.
From and after Closing, Mr. Long Deng shall continue to manage the day-to-day operations of the Company’s Subsidiaries and assume all obligations and liabilities relating to or arising therefrom.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, Seller agrees that, from and after Closing, for as long as Seller or any of their Affiliates continue to own any shares of the Company’s common stock:
|(i)||Financial Statements and Other Reports. Seller will deliver to Purchaser: (a) as available, but no later than thirty (30) days after the last day of each quarter, a Company-prepared “flash report,” prepared in accordance with GAAP, covering the Subsidiaries’ operations during the period, prepared in a manner, scope and detail consistent with the Subsidiaries’ flash reports provided to Purchaser prior to the Closing Date, certified by a responsible officer and in a form acceptable to Purchaser, (b) within five (5) days of delivery or filing thereof, copies of all statements, reports and notices made available to any holders of indebtedness; (c) a prompt written report of any legal actions pending or threatened against any Subsidiary that could reasonably be expected to result in damages or costs to the Company or any of its Subsidiaries; and (d) prompt written notice of an event that materially and adversely affects the value of any Intellectual Property; and (e) budgets, sales projections, operating plans and other financial information and information, reports or statements regarding the Subsidiaries, their assets and their business as Purchaser may from time to time reasonably request so long as such request does not interrupt Company’s normal operations.|
|(ii)||Payment and Performance of Obligations. Seller will: (a) pay and discharge, and cause each Subsidiary to pay and discharge, on a timely basis as and when due, all of their respective obligations and liabilities, (b) without limiting anything contained in the foregoing clause (a), pay all amounts due and owing in respect of Taxes (including without limitation, payroll and withholdings tax liabilities) on a timely basis as and when due, and in any case prior to the date on which any fine, penalty, interest, late charge or loss may be added thereto for nonpayment thereof, (c) maintain, and cause each Subsidiary to maintain, in accordance with GAAP, appropriate reserves for the accrual of all of their respective obligations and liabilities, and (d) not breach or permit any Subsidiary to breach, or permit to exist any default under, the terms of any lease, commitment, contract, instrument or obligation to which it is a party, or by which its properties or assets are bound, except for such breaches or defaults which could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.|
|(iii)||Maintenance of Existence. Seller will preserve, renew and keep in full force and effect and in good standing, and will cause each Subsidiary to preserve, renew and keep in full force and effect and in good standing, their respective existence and their respective rights, privileges and franchises necessary or desirable in the normal conduct of business.|
|(iv)||Maintenance of Property; Insurance.|
|a.||Seller will cause each Subsidiary to keep, all property useful and necessary in its business in good working order and condition, ordinary wear and tear excepted.|
|b.||At all times after the date hereof, Seller shall cause the Company and each Subsidiary, as applicable, to maintain (i) casualty insurance on all real and personal property on an all risks basis (including the perils of flood, windstorm and quake), covering the repair and replacement cost of all such property and coverage, business interruption and rent loss coverages with extended period of indemnity and indemnity for extra expense, in each case without application of coinsurance and with agreed amount endorsements, (ii) general and professional liability insurance (including products/completed operations liability coverage), and (iii) director and officer insurance for the Company’s officers and directors; provided, however, that, in no event shall such insurance be in amounts or with coverage less than, or with carriers with qualifications inferior to, any of the insurance or carriers in existence as of the date hereof.|
|(v)||Compliance with Laws and Material Contracts. Seller will comply, and cause each Subsidiary to comply, with the requirements of all applicable laws and Material Contracts, except to the extent that failure to so comply could not reasonably be expected to (a) have a Material Adverse Effect, or (b) result in any Security Interest upon a material portion of the assets of any such Person in favor of any Governmental Authority.|
|(vi)||Inspection of Property, Books and Records. Seller will cause each Subsidiary to keep, proper books of record substantially in accordance with GAAP in which full, true and correct entries shall be made of all dealings and transactions in relation to its business and activities; and will permit, and will cause each Subsidiary to permit, at the sole cost of such Subsidiary, representatives of Purchaser to visit and inspect any of their respective properties, to examine and make abstracts or copies from any of their respective books and records, to conduct an audit and analysis of their respective assets and operations, to verify the amount and age of accounts receivable, to review the billing practices of such Subsidiary and to discuss their respective affairs, finances and accounts with their respective officers, employees and independent public accountants as often as may reasonably be desired.|
|(vii)||Notices of Litigation and Defaults. Seller will give prompt written notice to Purchaser (a) of any litigation or governmental proceedings pending or threatened (in writing) against the Company or any Subsidiary which would reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect with respect to the Company or its Subsidiaries, (b) of any breach or default under or with respect to any Material Contract, or if any Subsidiary is in breach or default under or with respect to any other contract, agreement, lease or other instrument to which it is a party or by which its property is bound or affected, which breach or default in each case or in the aggregate could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, (d) of any strikes or other labor disputes pending or threatened against any Subsidiary, (e) if there is any infringement or claim of infringement by any other Person with respect to any Intellectual Property rights of any Subsidiary that could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, or if there is any claim by any other Person that any Credit Party in the conduct of its business is infringing on the Intellectual Property Rights of others.|
|(viii)||Restrictive Agreements. Seller, will not, nor will permit any Subsidiary to, directly or indirectly (a) enter into or assume any agreement prohibiting the creation or assumption of any Security Interest upon its properties or assets, whether now owned or hereafter acquired, or (b) create or otherwise cause or suffer to exist or become effective any consensual encumbrance or restriction of any kind on the ability of any Subsidiary to: (i) pay or make any dividend or other distribution (whether in cash, securities or other property to the Company or any Subsidiary; (ii) pay any indebtedness owed to the Company any Subsidiary; (iii) make loans or advances to the Company or any Subsidiary; or (iv) transfer any of its property or assets to the Company or any Subsidiary.|
|(ix)||Consolidations, Mergers and Sales of Assets; Change in Control. Seller will not, nor will permit any Subsidiary to, directly or indirectly (a) consolidate or merge or amalgamate with or into any other Person, or (b) consummate any disposition of all or a substantial portion of such Subsidiary’s assets. Seller will not suffer or permit to occur any change in control of management or ownership with respect to any Subsidiary without Purchaser’s prior written consent.|
|(x)||Purchase of Assets, Investments. Seller will not, nor will permit any Subsidiary to, directly or indirectly (a) acquire or enter into any agreement to acquire any assets other than in the ordinary course of business or (b) engage or enter into any agreement to engage in any joint venture or partnership with any other Person; or (c) acquire or own or enter into any agreement to acquire or own any investment in any Person.|
|(xi)||Transactions with Affiliates. Except as otherwise disclosed on Schedule 3.7, Seller will not, nor will permit any Subsidiary to, directly or indirectly, enter into or permit to exist any transaction (including the purchase, sale, lease or exchange of any property or the rendering of any service) with Seller except for transactions that are disclosed to Purchaser in advance of being entered into and which contain terms that are no less favorable to such Subsidiary, as the case may be, than those which might be obtained from a third party instead of Seller.|
|(xii)||Modification of Organizational Documents. Seller will not, nor will permit any Subsidiary to, directly or indirectly, amend or otherwise modify any Organizational Documents of such Person without the Purchaser’s prior written consent.|
|(xiii)||Modification of Certain Agreements. Seller will not, nor will permit any Subsidiary to, directly or indirectly, amend or otherwise modify any Material Contract, which amendment or modification in any case: (a) is contrary to the terms of this Agreement; (b) could reasonably be expected to be adverse to the rights, interests or privileges of the Purchaser or their ability to enforce the same; (c) results in the imposition or expansion in any material respect of any obligation of or restriction or burden on the Company; or (d) reduces in any material respect any rights or benefits of the Company or any Subsidiaries.|
|(xiv)||Conduct of Business. Seller will not, nor will permit any Subsidiary to, directly or indirectly, engage in any line of business other than those businesses engaged in on the Closing Date and businesses reasonably related thereto.|
|(d)||Cooperation. Seller agrees to use its best efforts to take, or cause to be taken, all actions, and to do, or cause to be done, and to assist and cooperate with the other parties in doing, all things necessary, proper or advisable to consummate and make effective, and to satisfy all conditions to, in the most expeditious manner practicable, the obtaining of all other necessary actions or inactions, waivers, consents, licenses, Permits, authorizations, Orders and approvals from Governmental Authorities, and the making of all other necessary registrations and filings as may be required of the Company or its Subsidiaries from time to time, including but not limited to compliance with all U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and NASDAQ rules and regulations and the timely filing of the Company’s Form 10-Qs and Form 10-Ks. Seller shall ensure that U.S. legal counsel reasonably acceptable to Purchaser are at all times engaged by the Company to assist in the Company’s preparation of such filings and its compliance with applicable rules and regulations, and Seller hereby agree to use its best efforts to take, or cause to be taken, all actions, and to do, or cause to be done, and to assist and cooperate with such counsel in doing, all things necessary, proper or advisable to effect such compliance.|
|(a)||The Purchaser shall use its commercially reasonable efforts to cause the conditions to Closing set forth in Sections 2.4(b) to be satisfied as promptly as practicable.|
|(b)||The Seller shall use their commercially reasonable efforts to cause the conditions to Closing set forth in Sections 2.4(a) to be satisfied as promptly as practicable.|
|6.||LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITIES|
|(a)||The following representations and warranties of the Parties shall survive the Closing for a period of twelve (12) months: (i) the representations and warranties of the Seller set forth in ARTICLE 3, and (ii) the representations and warranties of Purchaser set forth in ARTICLE 4.|
|(b)||The covenants and agreements of the Parties made in or pursuant to this Agreement will survive the Closing for a period of twelve (12) months (except as otherwise set forth therein).|
|(c)||In no event shall Purchaser be liable to any other party hereto for any punitive, incidental, consequential, special or indirect damages, including loss of future revenue or income, loss of business reputation or opportunity relating to the breach or alleged breach of this Agreement or any Transaction Document, or diminution of value or any damages based on any type of multiple.|
|6.2||Limitation on Liability|
|(a)||Each Party shall take all steps to mitigate any Losses it would otherwise suffer upon becoming aware of any event which would reasonably be expected to, or does, give rise to Losses, including incurring costs only to the extent reasonably necessary or appropriate to remedy the breach which gives rise to the Losses.|
|(b)||Seller will jointly and severally indemnify and hold Purchaser and its Affiliates (each, a “Purchaser Party”) harmless from any and all Losses, including all judgments, amounts paid in settlements, court costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs of investigation that any such Purchaser 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 a Seller in this Agreement or in the other Transaction Documents or (b) any action instituted against the Purchaser 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 Purchaser Party, with respect to any of the transactions contemplated by the Transaction Documents (unless such action is based upon a breach of such Purchaser Party’s representations, warranties or covenants under the Transaction Documents or any agreements or understandings such Purchaser Party may have with any such stockholder or any violations by such Purchaser Party of state or federal securities laws or any conduct by such Purchaser Party which constitutes fraud, gross negligence, wilful misconduct or malfeasance).|
|(c)||Seller shall promptly, jointly and severally indemnify and reimburse Purchaser, its Affiliates and the Company for any indebtedness or Loss incurred by the Purchaser, its Affiliates, or the Company (or any of its shareholders, Subsidiaries or Affiliates) which were incurred, were payable, or which are otherwise related to time periods on or prior to the Closing.|
|(d)||Seller shall promptly, jointly and severally indemnify and reimburse Purchaser, its Affiliates and the Company for any indebtedness or Losses incurred by the Purchaser, its Affiliates or the Company (or any of its shareholders, Subsidiaries or Affiliates) arising out of or in connection with any activities or obligations of the Subsidiaries or their respective Affiliates at any time on, prior to or following the Closing until Seller and/or their Affiliates no longer manage the Subsidiaries.|
|(e)||Seller shall promptly, jointly and severally indemnify and reimburse Purchaser, its Affiliates and the Company for any tax or related Loss relating to the Company or its Subsidiaries which is payable or incurred by the Purchaser, the Company or any of its Subsidiaries within three (3) years after the Closing Date, which tax or related Loss has not been disclosed to the Purchaser or reported in the Company’s accounts or financial statements as of the Closing Date.|
|(f)||In calculating amounts of any Losses payable to a Party hereunder, the amount of any Losses shall be determined without duplication of any other Losses for which such Party claim has been made under any other representation, warranty, covenant, or agreement.|
Any right to seek remedy for any breach of this Agreement shall only apply to Losses with respect to which the Purchaser shall have notified the Seller, in writing, within the applicable time period set forth in Section 6.4. Further, if any claim is timely asserted under Section 6.4, the Purchaser shall only have the right to bring an action, suit or proceeding with respect to such claim within one (1) year after first giving the Seller notice thereof.
|6.4||Indemnification Procedures, Losses and Subrogation.|
|(a)||If any action shall be brought against any Purchaser Party in respect of which indemnity may be sought pursuant to this Agreement, such Purchaser Party shall promptly notify the Seller in writing, and the Seller shall have the right to assume the defence thereof with counsel of its own choosing, reasonably acceptable to such Purchaser Party, provided that the Seller shall not agree to any settlement which may directly or indirectly adversely impact such Purchaser Party without the prior written consent of such Purchaser Party, which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld, delayed or conditioned. Any Purchaser Party shall have the right to employ separate counsel in any such action and participate in the defence thereof, but the fees and expenses of such counsel shall be at the expense of such Purchaser Party except to the extent that (i) the employment thereof has been specifically authorized by the Seller in writing, (ii) the Seller have failed after a reasonable period of time to assume such defence and to employ counsel or (iii) in such action there is, in the reasonable opinion of such Purchaser Party’s counsel, a material conflict on any material issue between the position of the Seller and the position of such Purchaser Party, in which case the Seller shall be responsible for the reasonable fees and expenses of no more than one such separate counsel. The indemnification required by this ARTICLE 6 shall be made by periodic payments of the amount thereof during the course of the investigation or defence, 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 Purchaser Party against the Seller or others pursuant to law.|
|(b)||Notwithstanding anything contained herein to the contrary, the amount of any Losses incurred or suffered by the Seller shall be calculated after giving effect to: (i) any insurance proceeds received by the Purchaser from any insurance policy provided or maintained by or on behalf of the Company, any of its Subsidiaries or any of their respective Affiliates with respect to such Losses; (ii) any net Tax benefit realised by the Purchaser arising from the facts or circumstances giving rise to such Losses; and (iii) any recoveries obtained by the Purchaser (or any of its Affiliates) from any other third party.|
|(c)||The Purchaser shall exercise commercially reasonable efforts to obtain such proceeds, benefits and recoveries, and to take all reasonable actions to mitigate the amount of any Losses incurred or suffered by the Purchaser.|
|(d)||If any such proceeds, benefits or recoveries are received by the Purchaser, with respect to any Losses, after the Seller have made a payment to the Purchaser with respect thereto, the Purchaser shall promptly, but in any event no later than ten (10) Business Days after the receipt, realization or recovery of such proceeds, benefits or recoveries, pay to the Seller the amount of such proceeds, benefits or recoveries (up to the amount of the Seller’ payment).|
|(e)||Upon making any payment to the Purchaser, in respect of any Losses, the Seller will, to the extent of such payment, be subrogated to all rights of the Purchaser against any third party in respect of the Losses to which such payment relates. The Purchaser and Seller will execute upon request all instruments reasonably necessary to evidence or further perfect such subrogation rights.|
|7.1||Right of Parties to Terminate.|
This Agreement may be terminated and the transactions contemplated hereby may be abandoned, at any time prior to the Closing:
|(a)||by mutual written consent of the Parties; or|
|(b)||by a Party by written notice to the other Party, if the Closing has not occurred on or prior to the close of business, Eastern Time, January 31, 2019 (the “Initial End Date”) without any mutual agreement to extend the Initial End Date on one or more occasion through and including February 15, 2019 (the “End Date”), in that case no Party may terminate this Agreement according to this Section 7.1(b) prior to such extended date.|
The right of a Party to terminate this Agreement pursuant to this Section 7.1 shall not be available to the Party whose failure to fulfil or cause to be fulfilled, in any manner, any obligation under this Agreement has contributed to the failure of the Closing to have occurred by the Initial End Date (or, if the Parties extend the Initial End Date pursuant to this Section 7.1(b), by such Initial End Date or End Date), whether such failure was caused by such Party’s intentional failure, by its omission or failure to act or otherwise through any fault of such Party.
|7.2||Procedure upon Termination.|
In the event the Purchaser or the Seller, or both, elect to terminate this Agreement pursuant to Section 7.1, written notice thereof shall be given to the other Party, and following compliance with Section 7.3 below, this Agreement shall terminate without further action of the Parties.
|7.3||Effect of Termination.|
In the case of any termination of this Agreement as provided in ARTICLE 7, this Agreement shall be of no further force and effect, and all rights and obligations of each Party shall cease, except: (i) Sections 5.2 (Announcements), 5.1(f) (Fees and Expenses), ARTICLE 6 (Limitations on Liabilities), this Section 7.3 (Effect of Termination), and ARTICLE 8 (Miscellaneous), shall survive the termination of this Agreement, and (ii) nothing herein shall relieve any Party from Liability for any wilful breach of any representation, warranty, covenant or obligation under this Agreement or for any fraud against another Party, in either case, prior to termination of this Agreement. Without limiting the foregoing, and except as provided in Sections 5.1(f) (Fees and Expenses), ARTICLE 6 (Limitations on Liabilities), this Section 7.3 (Effect of Termination), and Section 7.4 (Specific Performance), each Party’s sole right prior to the Closing with respect to any breach of any representation, warranty, covenant or other agreement contained in this Agreement by another Party or with respect to the transactions contemplated herein shall be the right, if applicable, to terminate this Agreement pursuant to Section 7.1. of or as a result of such failure or breach.
It is hereby clarified, that nothing in this Section 7 shall be deemed in any way as preventing the Parties from seeking specific performance of this Agreement, and the Purchase shall be entitled to seek specific performance of this Agreement.
|8.1||Parties in Interest; Assignment.|
|(a)||This Agreement is binding upon, enforceable by, and is solely for the benefit of the Parties and their respective successors, legal representatives and permitted assigns. No Party may assign this Agreement or any portion thereof without the written consent of the other Party. Any attempted assignment not in compliance with the terms of this Agreement is null and void.|
|(b)||Notwithstanding Section 8.1(a) above but without prejudice to the restrictions contained therein, the Purchaser may: (i) subject to any necessary approvals of any Governmental Authority, pledge all or any part of its rights under this Agreement to any bank and/or other financial institutions which shall provide full or partial funding for the Purchaser in respect of the purchase of the Subject Shares under this Agreement; and (ii) have the right to enter into any Contract with respect to the sale of any Subject Shares; provided that (x) , the consummation of such sale may not occur prior to Closing; and (y) any such Contract (including the entering into of such Contract) would not reasonably be expected to materially delay or impede the Purchaser’s ability to consummate the transactions contemplated by this Agreement in a timely manner.|
All notices or other communications hereunder shall be in writing and shall be given in person, by registered mail (registered international air mail if mailed internationally), by an overnight courier service which obtains a receipt to evidence delivery, or by facsimile transmission (provided that written confirmation of receipt is provided) with a copy by mail, addressed as set forth below:
If to the Seller:
Address: 2-39 54th Ave, Long Island City,
Fax: 718 628 3822
Attn.: Long Deng
|With a copy to:|
Hunter Taubman Fischer & Li LLC
1450 Broadway, 26th Floor
New York, New York 10018
Attn.: Joan Wu, Esq.
|If to the Purchaser:|
HK Xu Ding Co., Limited
Attn.: Junfeng Liu
or such other address as any Party may designate to the other in accordance with the aforesaid procedure. All communications delivered in person or by courier service shall be deemed to have been given upon delivery, and all notices and other communications sent by registered mail (or air mail if the posting is international) shall be deemed given five (5) Business Days after posting.
|(a)||Save as otherwise provided in this Agreement, each Party shall be responsible for its own expenses in connection with this Agreement and the negotiation, execution and consummation of the transactions contemplated herein.|
|(b)||Any stamp or other documentary or transaction duties shall be borne by the Parties in equal parts. Each Party shall bear all other taxes arising as a result or payable in respect of this Agreement or its implementation all to the extent such taxes apply on each Party under applicable law.|
|8.4||Delays or Omissions; Waiver.|
The rights of a Party may be waived by such Party only in writing and, specifically, the conduct of any one of the Parties shall not be deemed a waiver of any of its rights pursuant to this Agreement and/or a waiver or consent on its part as to any breach or failure to meet any of the terms of this Agreement or an amendment hereto. A waiver by a Party in respect of a breach by the other Party of its obligations shall not be construed as a justification or excuse for a further breach of its obligations.
No delay or omission to exercise any right, power, or remedy accruing to any Party upon any breach or default by the other under this Agreement shall impair any such right or remedy nor shall it be construed to be a waiver of any such breach or default, or any acquiescence therein or in any similar breach or default thereafter occurring.
This Agreement may be amended or modified only by a written document signed by all the Parties.
This Agreement (together with the recitals, schedules, appendices, annexes and exhibits hereto) contain the entire understanding of the Parties with respect to its subject matter and all prior negotiations, discussions, agreements, commitments and understandings between them with respect thereto not expressly contained herein shall be null and void in their entirety, effective immediately with no further action required.
If a provision of this Agreement is or becomes illegal, invalid or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, that shall not affect the validity or enforceability in that jurisdiction of any other provision hereof or the validity or enforceability in other jurisdictions of that or any other provision hereof.
Where provisions of any applicable law resulting in such illegality, invalidity or unenforceability may be waived, they are hereby waived by each Party to the full extent permitted so that this Agreement shall be deemed valid and binding agreements, in each case enforceable in accordance with its terms.
|8.8||Counterparts; Facsimile Signatures.|
This Agreement may be executed in any number of counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original but all of which together shall constitute one and the same instrument. A signed Agreement received by a Party via facsimile will be deemed an original, and binding upon the party who signed it.
|8.9||Governing Law; Jurisdiction.|
The Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of New York, without giving effect to the principles thereof relating to conflict of laws. Each Party agrees that all legal proceedings concerning the interpretations, enforcement and defence of the transactions contemplated hereby and any other Transaction Documents shall be commenced exclusively in the state and federal courts sitting in the County of New York.
|8.10||Dispute Resolution. The Parties (a) hereby irrevocably and unconditionally submit to the jurisdiction of the state courts located in New York, New York and to the jurisdiction of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York for the purpose of any suit, action or other proceeding arising out of or based upon this Agreement, (b) agree not to commence any suit, action or other proceeding arising out of or based upon this Agreement except in the state courts located in New York, New York or the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, and (c) hereby waive, and agree not to assert, by way of motion, as a defence, or otherwise, in any such suit, action or proceeding, any claim that it is not subject personally to the jurisdiction of the above-named courts, that its property is exempt or immune from attachment or execution, that the suit, action or proceeding is brought in an inconvenient forum, that the venue of the suit, action or proceeding is improper or that this Agreement or the subject matter hereof may not be enforced in or by such court.|
WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL: EACH PARTY HEREBY WAIVES ITS RIGHTS TO A JURY TRIAL OF ANY CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION BASED UPON OR ARISING OUT OF THIS AGREEMENT, THE OTHER TRANSACTION DOCUMENTS, THE SECURITIES OR THE SUBJECT MATTER HEREOF OR THEREOF. THE SCOPE OF THIS WAIVER IS INTENDED TO BE ALL-ENCOMPASSING OF ANY AND ALL DISPUTES THAT MAY BE FILED IN ANY COURT AND THAT RELATE TO THE SUBJECT MATTER OF THIS TRANSACTION, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, CONTRACT CLAIMS, TORT CLAIMS (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), BREACH OF DUTY CLAIMS, AND ALL OTHER COMMON LAW AND STATUTORY CLAIMS. THIS SECTION HAS BEEN FULLY DISCUSSED BY EACH OF THE PARTIES HERETO AND THESE PROVISIONS WILL NOT BE SUBJECT TO ANY EXCEPTIONS. EACH PARTY HERETO HEREBY FURTHER WARRANTS AND REPRESENTS THAT SUCH PARTY HAS REVIEWED THIS WAIVER WITH ITS LEGAL COUNSEL, AND THAT SUCH PARTY KNOWINGLY AND VOLUNTARILY WAIVES ITS JURY TRIAL RIGHTS FOLLOWING CONSULTATION WITH LEGAL COUNSEL.
Each of the Parties to this Agreement consents to personal jurisdiction for any equitable action sought in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York or any court located in New York, New York having subject matter jurisdiction.
|8.11||No Third-Party Beneficiaries.|
Nothing in this Agreement shall create or confer upon any Person, other than the Parties or their respective successors and permitted assigns, any rights, remedies, obligations or liabilities.
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, this Agreement has been duly executed and delivered on the date herein above set forth.
|Signature:||/s/ Long Deng|
HK Xu Ding Co., Limited