SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
August 4, 2021
ONCOTELIC THERAPEUTICS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
29397 Agoura Road, Suite 107
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
(Address of principal executive offices and Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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|Item 1.01||Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.|
2021 Debt Financing
On August 4, 2021, Oncotelic Therapeutics, Inc. (f/k/a Mateon Therapeutics, Inc. - the “Company”) entered into Note Purchase Agreements (collectively, the “Note Purchase Agreements”) with (i) Autotelic Inc., an entity in which Dr. Vuong Trieu, the Company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, is also the Chief Executive Officer, (ii) Amit Shah, the Chief Financial Officer of the Company, and (iii) certain other accredited investors. Under the terms of the Note Purchase Agreements, the Company issued an aggregate of $698,500 (the “Principal Amount”) in debt in the form of unsecured convertible promissory notes (collectively, the “Notes”).
The Notes are unsecured, and provide for interest at the rate of 5% per annum. All amounts outstanding under the Notes become due and payable at such time as determined by the holders of a majority of the Principal Amount of the Notes (the “Majority Holders”), on or after (a) the one year anniversary of the Notes ,or (b) the occurrence of an Event of Default (as defined in the Note Purchase Agreements) (the “Maturity Date”). The Company may prepay the Notes at any time. Events of Default under the Notes include, without limitation, (i) failure to make payments under the Notes within thirty (30) days of the Maturity Date, (ii) breaches of the Note Purchase Agreement or Notes by the Company which is not cured within thirty (30) days of notice of the breach, (iii) bankruptcy, or (iv) a change in control of the Company (as defined in the Note Purchase Agreements).
The Majority Holders have the right, at any time not more than five days following the Maturity Date, to elect to convert all, and not less than all, of the outstanding accrued and unpaid interest and principal on the Notes. The Notes may be converted, at the election of the Majority Holders, into shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.01 per share, at a fixed conversion price of $0.18 per share.
|Item 2.03||Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.|
The information in Item 1.01 is incorporated by reference herein.
|Item 3.02||Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities.|
In connection with the initial closing under the Note Purchase Agreement, the Company issued four Notes in total, (i) two Notes in the amounts of $250,000 each to Autotelic Inc. and Chao Hsiao, (ii) one Note in the amount of $123,500 to Larn Hwang, and (iii) one Note in the amount of $75,000 to Amit Shah.
The Notes were issued in reliance upon exemptions from registration requirements pursuant to Section 4(a)(2) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the rules promulgated thereunder, and pursuant to applicable state securities laws and regulations.
References to Agreements
The descriptions of the Note Purchase Agreements and the Notes (collectively, the “Agreements”) do not purport to be complete and are qualified in their entirety by reference to the forms of Note Purchase Agreement and Notes which are attached as Exhibit 10.1 and 10.2, respectively, to this Current Report on Form 8-K, and each of which is incorporated herein by reference.
The agreements have been included to provide investors and stockholders with information regarding their respective terms. Those agreements are not intended to provide any other factual information about the Company. The representations, warranties and covenants contained in those agreements were made only for purposes of those agreements and as of specific dates, were solely for the benefit of the parties to those agreements, may be subject to limitations agreed upon by the contracting parties, and may be subject to standards of materiality applicable to the contracting parties that differ from those applicable to investors. Investors are not third-party beneficiaries under any of the agreements and should not rely on the representations, warranties or covenants or any descriptions thereof as characterizations of the actual state of facts or condition of the Company. Moreover, information concerning the subject matter of the representations and warranties may change after the date of the agreements, which subsequent information may or may not be fully reflected in our public disclosures.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|Exhibit No.||Description||Incorporation by reference|
|10.1||Form of Convertible Promissory Note, issued by the Company under the Note Purchase Agreement dated as of August 4, 2021.||Filed herewith|
|10.2||Form of Note Purchase Agreement, dated as of August 4, 2021, by and among the Company and the investors identified therein.||Filed herewith|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Oncotelic Therapeutics, Inc.|
|Date: August 5, 2021||/s/ Vuong Trieu|
|Chief Executive Officer|
CONVERTIBLE PROMISSORY NOTE
THIS NOTE AND THE SECURITIES ISSUABLE UPON CONVERSION HEREOF HAVE NOT BEEN REGISTERED UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED (THE “SECURITIES ACT”), AND HAVE BEEN ACQUIRED FOR INVESTMENT AND NOT WITH A VIEW TO, OR IN CONNECTION WITH, THE SALE OR DISTRIBUTION THEREOF. NO SUCH TRANSFER MAY BE EFFECTED WITHOUT AN EFFECTIVE REGISTRATION STATEMENT RELATED THERETO OR AN OPINION OF COUNSEL IN A FORM SATISFACTORY TO THE COMPANY THAT SUCH REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT.
ONCOTELIC THERAPEUTICS INC.
CONVERTIBLE PROMISSORY NOTE
|US$ [ ]||August 4, 2021|
FOR VALUE RECEIVED, ONCOTELIC THERAPEUTICS, INC., a corporation duly incorporated under the laws of the State of Delaware (the “Company”), hereby promises to pay to ________ or its permissible assigns (the “Holder”) the principal sum of $[ ], together with accrued and unpaid interest thereon, in the manner provided herein. This convertible promissory note is one of a series of convertible promissory notes issued by the Company to investors pursuant to that certain Note Purchase Agreement dated as of August 4, 2021 (the “Purchase Agreement”) containing substantially identical terms and conditions. This convertible promissory note shall be referred to herein as this “Note”, and all of such convertible promissory notes are referred to herein as the “Notes”. Each capitalized term used, but not defined, in this Note shall have the meaning ascribed to it in the Purchase Agreement.
(a) Payment. Unless earlier converted as provided herein, all amounts outstanding and unpaid under this Note shall be due and payable on the earliest to occur of: (i) at the Company’s election or on demand by Majority Note Holders at any time on or after the one year anniversary of this Note or (ii) on demand by the Majority Note Holders at any time following an Event of Default (the earliest to occur of clauses (i) or (ii) being referred to herein as the “Maturity Date”). The Company waives demand, presentment, diligence, protest, notice of protest and notice of dishonor with respect to this Note. All payments will be made in lawful money of the United States of America at the principal office of the Company, or at such other place as the Holder may from time to time designate in writing to the Company.
(b) Pre-Payment. This Note may be prepaid, whether in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of the Majority Note Holders.
2. Interest. Interest on the unpaid principal amount shall accrue beginning on the issue date set forth above at a rate equal to five percent (5%) per annum computed on the basis of the actual number of days elapsed and a year of 365 days from the date of this Note until the principal amount and all interest accrued thereon are paid or converted as provided in Section 3 hereof. Except upon the earlier conversion in accordance with Section 3, interest shall not be due and payable until the Maturity Date or such earlier time as set forth in Section 1(a).
3. Conversion. Upon written notice delivered by the Majority Note Holders to the Company not more than five (5) days following the Maturity Date (such notice, the “Election Notice”), the Majority Note Holders shall have the right, but not the obligation, on behalf of themselves and all other Holders, to elect to convert the entire unpaid principal amount of all, but not less than all, of the Notes (including this Note) and the accrued and unpaid interest thereon into such number of shares of Common Stock as is equal to, with respect to each Note: the entire unpaid principal amount of such Note and the accrued and unpaid interest thereon on the date of the delivery of the Election Notice by $0.18 (such price, the “Conversion Price”, and the number of shares of Common Stock to be issued pursuant to the foregoing formula, the “Conversion Shares”).
4. Mechanics of Conversion. In the event that this Note is converted pursuant to Section 3, the Holder shall surrender this Note, duly endorsed, to the Company promptly following the delivery of the Election Notice, and the Note shall thereupon be canceled. As soon as practicable following surrender of this Note (or a duly executed affidavit of loss with any indemnity requested by the Company) and at its expense, the Company will take such steps, and execute and deliver such agreements, documents and instruments, as may be reasonably necessary to issue and deliver to the Holder a certificate, certificates or a book entry from the Company’s stock transfer agent, American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, representing the number of shares of Common Stock to which the Holder is entitled upon such conversion.
5. Termination of Rights. Upon payment in full of this Note, or conversion of this Note in accordance with Section 3, all rights with respect to this Note shall terminate, whether or not this Note has been surrendered for cancellation.
6. Events of Default. In case an Event of Default shall occur, then upon demand by the Majority Note Holders (which demand shall not be required in the case of an Event of Default under Sections 6.1(b) or (c) of the Purchase Agreement), the entire outstanding principal amount, plus accrued and unpaid interest thereon, of this Note shall become immediately due and payable in the manner and with the effect provided in the Purchase Agreement and this Note.
7. Transfer; Successors and Assigns. The Holder may not sell, assign, pledge, dispose of or otherwise transfer this Note or any interest herein without the prior written consent of the Company; provided, however, a Holder that is a partnership, corporation, trust, joint venture, unincorporated organization or other entity may transfer this Note to any person that owns all (but not less than all) of the issued and outstanding voting securities of such entity without the prior written consent of the Company. Subject to the preceding sentence, this Note may be transferred only upon surrender of the original Note (or affidavit of loss with any indemnity reasonably requested by the Company) for registration of transfer, duly endorsed, or accompanied by a duly executed written instrument of transfer in form satisfactory to the Company. Thereupon, a new note for the same principal amount and interest will be issued to, and registered in the name of, the transferee. Interest and principal are payable only to the registered Holder. The terms and conditions of this Note shall inure to the benefit of and be binding upon the respective successors and assigns of the parties.
8. Security; Liability of Certain Persons. The Notes shall be unsecured obligations of the Company. In no event will any officer, director, employee, agent, representative or stockholder of the Company be liable for any amounts due and payable pursuant to this Note.
9. Governing Law. This Note shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of California without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule (whether of the State of California or any other jurisdiction).
10. Notices. All notices required or permitted hereunder shall be given in accordance with Section 7.5 of the Purchase Agreement.
11. Amendments and Waivers. The terms and provisions of this Note may be amended or modified, and any provision hereof may be waived, only with the written consent of the Company and the Majority Note Holders.
12. Headings. The headings in this Note are for purposes of reference only, and shall not limit or otherwise affect the meaning hereof.
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Company has caused this Note to be duly executed and delivered.
ONCOTELIC THERAPEUTICS, INC.
|Name:||Vuong Trieu, Ph. D.|
[Signature Page to Convertible Promissory Note]
NOTE PURCHASE AGREEMENT
THIS NOTE PURCHASE AGREEMENT (“Agreement”) is made as of August 4, 2021 by and among Oncotelic Therapeutics, Inc., a Delaware corporation (f/k/a Mateon Therapeutics, Inc. and now the “Company”), and the lender (each individually a “Lender,” and collectively the “Lenders”) named on the Schedule of Lenders attached hereto (the “Schedule of Lenders”). Capitalized terms used but not defined herein shall have the respective meanings ascribed to such terms in the Notes (as defined below).
WHEREAS, the Lenders have provide short term financings to the Company through the issuance by the Company to the Lenders of Notes (as defined below) in the aggregate principal amount not to exceed $700,000 during the period beginning on April 1, 2021 and June 2021, and the Company desires to memorialize such short term financing pursuant to the terms and conditions set forth below;
NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual promises and covenants set forth herein, and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, the Company and the Lenders agree as follows:
(a) “Change of Control” shall mean:
(i) The acquisition by any individual, entity or group (within the meaning of Rule 13d-3 promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”) or any successor provision) (any of the foregoing hereafter a “Person”) of forty percent (40%) or more of either (a) the then outstanding shares of the capital stock of the Company (the “Outstanding Capital Stock”) or (b) the combined voting power of the then outstanding voting securities of the Company entitled to vote generally in the election of directors (the “Voting Securities”), provided, however, that such an acquisition by one of the following shall not constitute a change of control: (1) the Company or any of its subsidiaries, or any employee benefit plan (or related trust) sponsored or maintained by the Company or any of its subsidiaries or (2) any Person that is eligible, pursuant to Rule 13d-1(b) under the Exchange Act, to file a statement on Schedule 13G with respect to its beneficial ownership of Voting Securities, whether or not such Person shall have filed a statement on Schedule 13G, unless such Person shall have filed a statement on Schedule 13D with respect to beneficial ownership of fifty percent (50%) or more of the Voting Securities or (3) any corporation with respect to which, following such acquisition, more than sixty percent (60%) of both the then outstanding shares of common stock of such corporation and the combined voting power of the then outstanding voting securities of such corporation entitled to vote generally in the election of directors is then beneficially owned, directly or indirectly, by all or substantially all of the individuals and entities who were the beneficial owners, respectively, of the Outstanding Capital Stock or Voting Securities immediately prior to such acquisition in substantially the same proportions as their ownership, immediately prior to such acquisition, of the Outstanding Capital Stock or Voting Securities, as the case may be; or
(ii) Approval by the shareholders of the Company of a reorganization, merger or consolidation (a “Business Combination”), in each case, with respect to which all or substantially all holders of the Outstanding Capital Stock and Voting Securities immediately prior to such Business Combination do not, following such Business Combination, beneficially own, directly or indirectly, in substantially the same proportions, more than sixty percent (60%) of, respectively, the then outstanding shares of common stock and the combined voting power of the then outstanding voting securities entitled to vote generally in the election of directors, as the case may be, of the corporation resulting from the Business Combination; or
(iii) A sale or other disposition of all or substantially all of the assets of the Company other than to a corporation with respect to which, following such sale or disposition, more than sixty percent (60%) of the then outstanding shares of common stock and the combined voting power of the then outstanding voting securities entitled to vote generally in the election of directors are then owned beneficially, directly or indirectly, by all or substantially all of the individuals and entities who were the beneficial owners, respectively, of the Outstanding Capital Stock or Voting Securities immediately prior to such sale or disposition in substantially the same proportions as their ownership of the Outstanding Capital Stock and Voting Securities, as the case may be, immediately prior to such sale or disposition.
(b) “Common Stock” shall mean the shares of the common stock, par value $0.01 per share, of the Company.
(c) “Consideration” shall mean the amount of money paid by each Lender pursuant to this Agreement as shown on the Schedule of Lenders.
(d) “Majority Note Holders” shall mean the holders of a majority in interest of the aggregate principal amount of Notes that are outstanding at the time of such calculation.
(e) “Maturity Date” shall be as set forth in each Note (as defined below).
(f) “Notes” shall mean the one or more promissory notes issued to each Lender pursuant to Section 2.1 below, the form of which is attached hereto as Exhibit A.
2. Amount and Terms of the Notes.
2.1 Issuance of Notes. In return for the Consideration paid by the Lender, the Company shall sell and issue to such Lender one or more Notes. Each Note shall have a principal balance equal to that portion of the Consideration paid by such Lender for the Note, as set forth in the Schedule of Lenders. Each Note shall be convertible as set forth in the Notes.
3. Closing Mechanics.
3.1 Closing. The initial closing (the “Initial Closing”) of the purchase of the Notes in return for the Consideration paid by each Lender shall take place at such other time and place as the Company and the Lenders purchasing a majority of the Notes to be sold at the Initial Closing (based upon aggregate principal amount) agree upon orally or in writing. At the Initial Closing, each Lender shall deliver the Consideration to the Company, and the Company shall deliver to each Lender one or more executed Notes, in return for the respective Consideration provided to the Company.
4. Representations and Warranties of the Company. In connection with the purchase and sale of Notes provided for herein, the Company hereby represents and warrants to the Lenders as of the date hereof that:
4.1 Organization, Good Standing and Qualification. The Company is a corporation validly existing and in good standing under the laws of the State of Delaware and has all requisite power and authority to carry on its business as now conducted. The Company is duly qualified to transact business and is in good standing in each jurisdiction in which the failure to so qualify would have a material adverse effect on its business or properties.
4.2 Authorization. All Company action has been taken on the part of the Company necessary for the authorization, execution and delivery of this Agreement and the Notes. Except as may be limited by applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization or similar laws relating to or affecting the enforcement of creditors’ rights, the Company has taken all action required to make all of the obligations of the Company reflected in the provisions of this Agreement and the Notes, the valid and enforceable obligations they purport to be.
4.3 Compliance with Other Instruments. Neither the authorization, execution and delivery of this Agreement, nor the issuance and delivery of the Notes, will constitute or result in a material default or violation of any law or regulation applicable to the Company or any material term or provision of the Company’s current Certificate of Incorporation, By-laws or any material agreement or instrument by which it is bound or to which its properties or assets are subject.
5. Representations and Warranties of the Lenders. In connection with the purchase and sale of Notes provided for herein, each Lender hereby represents and warrants to the Company that:
5.1 Authorization. This Agreement constitutes such Lender’s valid and legally binding obligation, enforceable in accordance with its terms, except as may be limited by (i) applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization or similar laws relating to or affecting the enforcement of creditors’ rights and (ii) laws relating to the availability of specific performance, injunctive relief or other equitable remedies. Each Lender represents that it has full power and authority to enter into this Agreement.
5.2 Purchase Entirely for Own Account. Each Lender acknowledges that this Agreement is made with Lender in reliance upon such Lender’s representation to the Company that the Notes and the shares of Common Stock issuable upon conversion of the Notes (collectively, the “Securities”) will be acquired for investment for Lender’s own account, not as a nominee or agent, and not with a view to the resale or distribution of any part thereof, and that such Lender has no present intention of selling, granting any participation in, or otherwise distributing the same. By executing this Agreement, each Lender further represents that such Lender does not have any contract, undertaking, agreement or arrangement with any person to sell, transfer or grant participations to such person or to any third person, with respect to the Securities.
5.3 Disclosure of Information. Each Lender acknowledges that it has received all the information it considers necessary or appropriate for deciding whether to acquire the Securities. Each Lender further represents that it has had an opportunity to ask questions of and receive answers from the Company regarding the terms and conditions of the offering of the Securities, and that such questions have been answered to such Lender’s satisfaction.
5.4 Investment Experience. Each Lender is an investor in securities of companies in the development stage and acknowledges that it is able to fend for itself, can bear the economic risk of its investment and has such knowledge and experience in financial or business matters that it is capable of evaluating the merits and risks of the investment in the Securities. If other than an individual, each Lender also represents it has not been organized solely for the purpose of acquiring the Securities.
5.5 Accredited Investor. Each Lender is an “accredited investor” within the meaning of Rule 501 of Regulation D of the Securities Act of 1933 as amended (the “Securities Act”), as presently in effect, and has checked the applicable box on Exhibit C attached to this Agreement as to the Lender’s qualification as an accredited investor.
5.6 Restricted Securities. Each Lender understands that the Securities are characterized as “restricted securities” under the federal securities laws inasmuch as they are being acquired from the Company in a transaction not involving a public offering and that under such laws and applicable regulations such securities may be resold without registration under the Securities Act only in certain limited circumstances. Each Lender represents that it is familiar with Rule 144 promulgated under the Securities Act, as presently in effect, and understands the resale limitations imposed thereby and by the Securities Act.
5.7 Further Limitations on Disposition. Without in any way limiting the representations and warranties set forth above, each Lender further agrees not to make any disposition of all or any portion of the Securities unless and until the transferee has agreed in writing for the benefit of the Company to be bound by this Section 5 and Section 7.11, and:
(a) There is then in effect a registration statement under the Securities Act covering such proposed disposition and such disposition is made in accordance with such registration statement; or
(b) (i) Lender has notified the Company of the proposed disposition and has furnished the Company with a detailed statement of the circumstances surrounding the proposed disposition and (ii) if reasonably requested by the Company, Lender shall have furnished the Company with an opinion of counsel, reasonably satisfactory to the Company, that such disposition will not require registration of such shares under the Securities Act.
5.8 Legends. It is understood that the Securities may bear a legend substantially as follows:
“THESE SECURITIES HAVE NOT BEEN REGISTERED UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED. THEY MAY NOT BE SOLD, OFFERED FOR SALE, PLEDGED, HYPOTHECATED OR OTHERWISE TRANSFERRED EXCEPT PURSUANT TO AN EFFECTIVE REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED, OR AN OPINION OF COUNSEL SATISFACTORY TO THE COMPANY THAT REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED UNDER SUCH ACT OR UNLESS SOLD PURSUANT TO RULE 144 UNDER SUCH ACT.”
6. Defaults and Remedies.
6.1 Events of Default. The following events shall be considered Events of Default with respect to each Note:
(a) The Company shall default in the payment of any part of the principal or unpaid accrued interest on the Note for more than thirty (30) days after the Maturity Date or at a date fixed by acceleration or otherwise;
(b) The Company shall make an assignment for the benefit of creditors, or shall admit in writing its inability to pay its debts as they become due, or shall file a voluntary petition for bankruptcy, or shall file any petition or answer seeking for itself any reorganization, arrangement, composition, readjustment, dissolution or similar relief under any present or future statute, law or regulation, or shall file any answer admitting the material allegations of a petition filed against the Company in any such proceeding, or shall seek or consent to or acquiesce in the appointment of any trustee, receiver or liquidator of the Company, or of all or any substantial part of the properties of the Company, or the Company or its directors shall take any action looking to the dissolution or liquidation of the Company;
(c) Within thirty (30) days after the commencement of any proceeding against the Company seeking any bankruptcy reorganization, arrangement, composition, readjustment, liquidation, dissolution or similar relief under any present or future statute, law or regulation, such proceeding shall not have been dismissed, or within thirty (30) days after the appointment without the consent or acquiescence of the Company of any trustee, receiver or liquidator of the Company or of all or any substantial part of the properties of the Company, such appointment shall not have been vacated;
(d) The Company shall fail to observe or perform any other obligation to be observed or performed by it under this Agreement or the Notes within thirty (30) days after written notice from the Majority Note Holders to perform or observe such obligation; or
(e) A Change of Control Event with respect to the Company shall have occurred.
6.2 Remedies. Upon the occurrence of an Event of Default under Section 6.1 hereof, at the option and upon the declaration of the Majority Note Holders, the entire unpaid principal and accrued and unpaid interest on the Notes shall, without presentment, demand, protest, or notice of any kind, all of which are hereby expressly waived, be forthwith due and payable, and the holders of the Notes may, immediately and without expiration of any period of grace, enforce payment of all amounts due and owing under the Notes and exercise any and all other remedies granted at law, in equity or otherwise.
7.1 Successors and Assigns. Except as otherwise provided herein, the terms and conditions of this Agreement shall inure to the benefit of and be binding upon the respective successors and assigns of the parties. Nothing in this Agreement, express or implied, is intended to confer upon any party other than the parties hereto or their respective successors and assigns any rights, remedies, obligations or liabilities under or by reason of this Agreement, except as expressly provided in this Agreement.
7.2 Governing Law. This Agreement and the Notes shall be governed by and construed under the laws of the State of California as applied to agreements among California residents, made and to be performed entirely within the State of California. Each Lender hereby expressly consents to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts situated in the City, County and State of California for all actions arising out of, or relating to this Agreement, and irrevocably waives the defense of inconvenient forum to the maintenance of such action or proceeding.
7.3 Execution. This Agreement may be executed in two or more counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original, but all of which together shall constitute one and the same instrument. In the event that any signature is delivered by facsimile transmission or by e-mail delivery of a “.pdf” format data file, such signature shall create a valid and binding obligation of the party execution (or on whose behalf such signature is executed) with the same force and effect as if such facsimile or “.pdf” signature page were an original thereof.
7.4 Titles and Subtitles. The titles and subtitles used in this Agreement are used for convenience only and are not to be considered in construing or interpreting this Agreement.
7.5 Notices. All notices and other communications given or made pursuant hereto shall be in writing and shall be deemed effectively given: (i) upon personal delivery to the party to be notified; (ii) when sent by confirmed electronic mail or facsimile if sent during normal business hours of the recipient, if not so confirmed, then on the next business day; (iii) five (5) days after having been sent by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, postage prepaid; or (iv) one (1) day after deposit with a nationally recognized overnight courier, specifying next day delivery, with written verification of receipt. All communications shall be sent to the respective parties at the following addresses (or at such other addresses as shall be specified by notice given in accordance with this Section 7.5):
If to the Company:
Oncotelic Therapeutics Inc.
29397 Agoura Road, Suite 107
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
Attn: Chief Executive Officer
If to Lenders:
At the respective addresses shown on the signature pages hereto.
7.6 Finder’s Fee. Each party represents that it neither is nor will be obligated for any finder’s fee or commission in connection with this transaction. Lender agrees to indemnify and to hold harmless the Company from any liability for any commission or compensation in the nature of a finder’s fee (and the costs and expenses of defending against such liability or asserted liability) for which Lender or any of its officers, partners, employees or representatives is responsible. The Company agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Lender from any liability for any commission or compensation in the nature of a finder’s fee (and the costs and expenses of defending against such liability or asserted liability) for which the Company or any of its officers, employees or representatives is responsible.
7.7 Expenses. If any action at law or in equity is necessary to enforce or interpret the terms of this Agreement, the prevailing party shall be entitled to reasonable attorneys’ fees, costs and necessary disbursements in addition to any other relief to which such party may be entitled. Each party hereto shall pay all costs and expenses that it incurs with respect to the negotiation, execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement.
7.8 Entire Agreement; Amendments and Waivers. This Agreement and the Notes and the other documents delivered pursuant hereto constitute the full and entire understanding and agreement between the parties with regard to the subjects hereof and thereof. The Company’s agreements with each of the Lenders are separate agreements, and the sales of the Notes to each of the Lenders are separate sales. Nonetheless, any term of this Agreement or the Notes may be amended and the observance of any term of this Agreement or the Notes may be waived (either generally or in a particular instance and either retroactively or prospectively), with the written consent of the Company and the Majority Note Holders. Any waiver or amendment effected in accordance with this Section shall be binding upon each party to this Agreement and any holder of any Note purchased under this Agreement at the time outstanding and each future holder of all such Notes.
7.9 Effect of Amendment or Waiver. Each Lender acknowledges that by the operation of Section 7.8 hereof, the Majority Note Holders will have the right and power to diminish or eliminate all rights of such Lender under this Agreement and each Note issued to such Lender.
7.10 Severability. If one or more provisions of this Agreement are held to be unenforceable under applicable law, such provision shall be excluded from this Agreement and the balance of this Agreement shall be interpreted as if such provision were so excluded and shall be enforceable in accordance with its terms.
7.11 Exculpation Among Lenders. Each Lender acknowledges that it is not relying upon any person, firm, corporation or stockholder, other than the Company and its officers and directors in their capacities as such, in making its investment or decision to invest in the Company. Each Lender agrees that no other Lender nor the respective controlling persons, officers, directors, partners, agents, stockholders or employees of any other Lender shall be liable for any action heretofore or hereafter taken or omitted to be taken by any of them in connection with the purchase and sale of the Securities.
7.12 Acknowledgement. In order to avoid doubt, it is acknowledged that each Lender shall be entitled to the benefit of all adjustments in the number of shares of Common Stock of the Company issuable as a result of any splits, recapitalizations, combinations or other similar transaction affecting the Common Stock that occur prior to the conversion of the Notes.
7.13 Indemnity; Costs, Expenses and Attorneys’ Fees. The Company shall indemnify and hold each Lender harmless from any loss, cost, liability and legal or other expense, including attorneys’ fees of such Lender’s counsel, which a Lender may directly or indirectly suffer or incur by reason of the failure of the Company to perform any of its obligations under this Agreement, any Note, any agreement executed in connection herewith or therewith, any grant of or exercise of remedies with respect to any collateral at any time securing any obligations evidenced by this Agreement or the Notes, or any Lender’s execution or performance of this Agreement or any agreement executed in connection herewith, provided, however, that the indemnity agreement contained in this section shall not apply to liabilities that a Lender may directly or indirectly suffer or incur by reason of such Lender’s own gross negligence, willful misconduct or fraud.
7.14 Further Assurance. From time to time, the Company shall execute and deliver to the Lenders such additional documents and shall provide such additional information to the Lenders as the Majority Note Holders may reasonably require to carry out the terms of this Agreement and the Notes, and any agreements executed in connection herewith or therewith.
7.15. Confidentiality. Each Lender acknowledges and agrees that any information or data it has acquired from or about the Company, not otherwise properly in the public domain, was received in confidence. Each Lender agrees not to divulge, communicate or disclose, except as may be required by law or for the performance of this Agreement, or use to the detriment of the Company or for the benefit of any other person or persons, or misuse in any way, any confidential information of the Company, including any technical, trade or business secrets of the Company and any technical, trade or business materials that are treated by the Company as confidential or proprietary, and confidential information obtained by or given to the Company about or belonging to third parties..
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed this Agreement as of the date first written above.
|Oncotelic Therapeutics, Inc.|
|Name:||Vuong Trieu, Ph. D.|
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed this Agreement as of the date first written above.
SCHEDULE OF LENDERS
Form of Convertible Promissory Note
ONCOTELIC THERAPEUTICS, INC.
COUNTERPART SIGNATURE PAGE TO
NOTE PURCHASE AGREEMENT
Pursuant to Section 3.2 of that certain Note Purchase Agreement, dated as of November 23rd, 2019, by and among Oncotelic Therapeutics, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), and the lenders named on the Schedule of Lenders attached thereto (as may be amended from time to time, the “Purchase Agreement”), and in consideration of the issuance by the Company of a Note with a principal amount of $________________ in exchange for the Consideration of $_________________ paid by the undersigned, the undersigned hereby agrees to be bound by and to observe all of the terms and conditions of the Purchase Agreement and all of the benefits of the Purchase Agreement shall inure to the undersigned as a Lender thereunder. The undersigned hereby represents and warrants that all of the representations contained in Section 5 of the Purchase Agreement are true and correct as of the date hereof. The undersigned hereby authorizes the Company to attach this counterpart signature page to the Purchase Agreement. Capitalized terms used but not defined herein shall have the meanings ascribed thereto in the Purchase Agreement or in the Note, as applicable.
Dated as of _________________
|Principal Amount of Note: ________________|
ACCREDITED INVESTOR QUESTIONNAIRE
|A.||APPLICABLE TO INDIVIDUALS ONLY. Please answer the following questions concerning your financial condition as an “accredited investor” (within the meaning of Rule 501 of Regulation D). If the Purchaser is more than one individual, each individual must initial an answer where the question indicates a “yes” or “no” response, indicating to which individual it applies. The Purchaser must answer “yes” in response to question 1, 2 or 3 below to be considered an “accredited investor.” If the Purchaser is purchasing jointly with his or her spouse, one answer may be indicated for the couple as a whole:|
|1.||Does your net worth*, or joint net worth with your spouse, exceed $1,000,000?|
|2.||Did you have an individual income ** in excess of $200,000, or joint income together with your spouse in excess of $300,000, in each of the two most recent years and do you reasonably expect to reach the same income level in the current year?|
|3.||Are you an executive officer or director of the issuer?|
|*||For purposes hereof net worth shall be deemed to include ALL of your assets, liquid or illiquid (including such items as furnishings, automobile and restricted securities), exclusive of the value of your principal residence, MINUS any liabilities (including such items as home mortgages and other debts and liabilities).|
|**||For purposes hereof the term “income” is not limited to “adjusted gross income” as that term is defined for federal income tax purposes, but rather includes certain items of income which are deducted in computing “adjusted gross income.” For investors who are salaried employees, the gross salary of such investor, minus any significant expenses personally incurred by such investor in connection with earning the salary, plus any income from any other source including unearned income, is a fair measure of “income” for purposes hereof. For investors who are self-employed, “income” is generally construed to mean total revenues received during the calendar year minus significant expenses incurred in connection with earning such revenues.|
|B.||APPLICABLE TO CORPORATIONS, PARTNERSHIPS AND OTHER ENTITIES ONLY:|
The Purchaser is an accredited investor because the Purchaser falls within at least one of the following categories (Check all appropriate lines):
|______||(i) a bank as defined in Section 3(a)(2) of the Securities Act or a savings and loan association or other institution as defined in Section 3(a)(5)(A) of the Securities Act whether acting in its individual or fiduciary capacity;|
|______||(ii) a broker-dealer registered pursuant to Section 15 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended;|
|______||(iii) an insurance company as defined in Section 2(13) of the Securities Act;|
|______||(iv) an investment company registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the “Investment Company Act”) or a business development company as defined in Section 29(a)(48) of the Investment Company Act;|
|______||(v) a Small Business Investment Company licensed by the U.S. Small Business Administration under Section 301(c) or (d) of the Small Business Investment Act of 1958, as amended;|
|______||(vi) a plan established and maintained by a state, its political subdivisions, or any agency or instrumentality of a state or its political subdivisions, for the benefit of its employees, where such plan has total assets in excess of $5,000,000;|
|______||(vii) an employee benefit plan within the meaning of Title 1 of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended (“ERISA”), where the investment decision is made by a plan fiduciary, as defined in Section 3(21) of ERISA, which is either a bank, savings and loan association, insurance company, or registered investment adviser, or an employee benefit plan that has total assets in excess of $5,000,000, or a self-directed plan the investment decisions of which are made solely by persons that are accredited investors;|
|______||(viii) a private business development company, as defined in Section 202(a)(22) of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, as amended;|
|______||(ix) an organization described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, a corporation, a Massachusetts or similar business trust, or a partnership, not formed for the specific purpose of acquiring the securities offered, with total assets in excess of $5,000,000;|
|______||(x) a trust, with total assets in excess of $5,000,000, not formed for the specific purpose of acquiring the securities offered, whose purchase is directed by a “sophisticated” person, who has such knowledge and experience in financial and business matters that he is capable of evaluating the merits and risks of the prospective investment;|
|______||(xi) an entity in which all of the equity investors are persons or entities described above (“accredited investors”). ALL EQUITY OWNERS MUST COMPLETE PART “A” ABOVE.|