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): January 26, 2015
Global Digital Solutions, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
or other jurisdiction
777 South Flagler Drive, Suite 800 West
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (561) 515-6163
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 1.01 Entry Into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On January 26, 2015 (the “Issuance Date”), Global Digital Solutions, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a financing agreement with JSJ Investments Inc. (“JSJ”) providing for the purchase of a 10% Convertible Note in the aggregate principal amount of $66,000 (the “JSJ” Note). The JSJ Note contains a $6,000 original issue discount such that the purchase price of the JSJ Note is $60,000. The JSJ Note was funded on January 27, 2015, with the Company receiving $52,000 of net proceeds (net of legal and due diligence fees). The JSJ Note bears interest at the rate of 10% per annum; is due and payable on January 26, 2016; and may be converted by JSJ at any time after 180 days of the Issuance Date into shares of the Company’s common stock at a conversion price equal to the lower of (i) a 40% discount of the lowest trading price during the previous twenty (20) trading days prior to the date of conversion; or (ii) a 40% discount to the lowest trading price during the previous twenty (20) trading days before the date that the JSJ Note was executed. The JSJ Note also contain certain representations, warranties, covenants and events of default, and increases in the amount of the principal and interest rate under the JSJ Note in the event of such defaults.
On January 26, 2015, the Company closed a Securities Purchase Agreement (the “AB SPA”) with Adar Bays, LLC (“Adar Bays”) providing for the purchase of a Convertible Redeemable Note (the “AB Note”) in the aggregate principal amount of $35,000. The AB Note was funded on January 27, 2015, with the Company receiving $29,750 of net proceeds (net of legal and finders fees). The AB Note bears interest at the rate of 8% per annum; is due and payable on January 26, 2016; and may be converted by Adar Bays at any time after 180 days of the date of closing into shares of the Company’s common stock at a conversion price equal to a 40% discount of the lowest trading price (as set forth in the AB Note) calculated at the time of conversion. The AB Note also contain certain representations, warranties, covenants and events of default, and increases in the amount of the principal and interest rate under the AB Note in the event of such defaults.
On January 28, 2014, the Company received a funding of $82,500 (including an original issue discount of $7,500) pursuant to a $250,000 Convertible Note (the “JMJ Note”) dated January 28, 2015 with JMJ Financial. The Company received $67,500 of proceeds, net of $7,500 original issue discount, and net of $7,500 finders fee. The JMJ Note matures twenty four months from the date funded, has a one-time 12% interest charge if not paid within 90 days, and is convertible at the option of JMJ Financial into shares of the Company’s common stock at the lesser of $0.075 per share or 60% of the average of the trade price in the 25 trading days prior to conversion. The JMJ Note might be accelerated if an event of default occurs under the terms of the JMJ Note, including the Company’s failure to pay principal and interest when due, certain bankruptcy events or if the Company is delinquent in its SEC filings.
The foregoing descriptions of the JSJ Note, the AB SPA, the AB Note, and the JMJ Note are qualified in their entirety by reference to such documents, which are attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1. Exhibit 10.2, Exhibit 10.3 and Exhibit 10.4, respectively, and are incorporated herein by reference.
Item 2.03. Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation Under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.
The information set forth in Item 1.01 is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 3.02 Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities.
The information contained in Item 1.01 is hereby incorporated by reference. Each of the notes issued by the Company as described in Item 1.01 were offered and sold to accredited investors pursuant to an exemption from the registration requirements under Section 4(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Rule 506 of Regulation D promulgated thereunder.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|10.1||10% Convertible Note, dated January 26, 2015, with JSJ Investments Inc.|
|10.2||Securities Purchase Agreement, dated January 26, 2015, with Adar Bays, LLC|
|10.3||8% Convertible Redeemable Note, dated January 26, 2015, with Adar Bays, LLC|
|10.4||$250,000 Convertible Note, dated January 28, 2015, with JMJ Financial|
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.
|Global Digital Solutions, Inc.|
|Date: January 30, 2015||By:||/s/ David A. Loppert|
|David A. Loppert|
|Chief Financial Officer|
|10.1||10% Convertible Note, dated January 26, 2015, with JSJ Investments Inc.|
|10.2||Securities Purchase Agreement, dated January 26, 2015, with Adar Bays, LLC|
|10.3||8% Convertible Redeemable Note, dated January 26, 2015, with Adar Bays, LLC|
|10.4||$250,000 Convertible Note, dated January 28, 2015, with JMJ Financial|
NEITHER THIS NOTE NOR THE SECURITIES THAT MAY BE ISSUED BY THE BORROWER UPON CONVERSION HEREOF (COLLECTIVELY, THE “SECURITIES”) HAVE BEEN REGISTERED UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED (THE “1933 ACT”), OR THE SECURITIES LAWS OF ANY STATE OR OTHER JURISDICTION. NEITHER THE SECURITIES NOR ANY INTEREST OR PARTICIPATION THEREIN MAY BE OFFERED FOR SALE, SOLD, TRANSFERRED OR ASSIGNED: (i) IN THE ABSENCE OF AN EFFECTIVE REGISTRATION STATEMENT FOR THE SECURITIES UNDER THE 1933 ACT, OR APPLICABLE STATE SECURITIES LAWS; OR (ii) IN THE ABSENCE OF AN OPINION OF COUNSEL, IN A FORM ACCEPTABLE TO THE ISSUER, THAT REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED UNDER THE 1933 ACT OR; (iii) UNLESS SOLD, TRANSFERRED OR ASSIGNED PURSUANT TO RULE 144 UNDER THE 1933 ACT.
10% CONVERTIBLE NOTE
Maturity Date of January 26, 2016
$66,000 January 26, 2015 the “Issuance Date”
Principal Amount: $66,000
Purchase Price: $60,000
FOR VALUE RECEIVED, Global Digital Solutions Inc. , a New Jersey Corporation (the “Company”) doing business in West Palm Beach, FL, hereby promises to pay to the order of JSJ Investments Inc., an accredited investor and Texas Corporation, or its assigns (the “Holder”) the principal amount of Sixty-Six Thousand Dollars ($ 66,000), on demand of the Holder at any time on or after January 26, 2016 (the “Maturity Date”), and to pay interest on the unpaid principal balance hereof at the rate of Ten Percent (10%) per annum (the “Interest Rate”) from the date hereof (the “Issuance Date”) until the same becomes due and payable, whether at maturity or upon acceleration or by prepayment or otherwise; provided , that any amount of principal or interest on this Note which is not paid when due shall bear interest at such rate on the unpaid principal balance hereof plus Default Interest from the due date thereof until the same is paid in full. The Principal Amount is Sixty-Six Thousand Dollars Dollars ($66,000) and the consideration paid by the Holder is Sixty Thousand Dollars ($60,000) (the “Consideration”) (there exists a $6,000 original issue discount (the “OID”)). Interest shall commence accruing on the Issuance Date, shall be computed on the basis of a 365-day year and the actual number of days elapsed and shall accrue daily and, after the Maturity Date, compound quarterly.
|1.||Payments of Principal and Interest.|
|a.||Payment of Principal. Until the One Hundred and Fiftieth (150 th ) day after the Issuance Date the Company may pay the principal at a cash redemption of 150% without the Holder’s consent. After the 150 th day, up to, upon or after the Maturity Date, this Note has a cash redemption premium of 150% of the principal amount, in addition to outstanding interest, which may only be exercised upon approval and acceptance by JSJ Investments Inc. The principal balance of this Note shall be paid to the Holder hereof on demand.|
|b .||Default Interest. Any amount of principal on this Note which is not paid when due shall bear Twelve Percent (10%) interest per annum from the date thereof until the same is paid (“Default Interest”) and the Holder, at the Holder’s sole discretion, may include any accrued but unpaid Default Interest in the Conversion Amount.|
|c.||General Payment Provisions. This Note shall be made in lawful money of the United States of America by check to such account as the Holder may from time to time designate by written notice to the Company in accordance with the provisions of this Note. Whenever any amount expressed to be due by the terms of this Note is due on any day which is not a Business Day (as defined below), the same shall instead be due on the next succeeding day which is a Business Day and, in the case of any interest payment date which is not the date on which this Note is paid in full, the extension of the due date thereof shall not be taken into account for purposes of determining the amount of interest due on such date. For purposes of this Note, “Business Day” shall mean any day other than a Saturday, Sunday or a day on which commercial banks in the State of Texas are authorized or required by law or executive order to remain closed.|
|2.||Conversion of Note. At any time prior to the Maturity Date, or after the Maturity Date, the Conversion Amount of this Note shall be convertible into shares of the Company’s common stock, share (the “Common Stock”), on the terms and conditions set forth in this Paragraph 2.|
|a.||Certain Defined Terms. For purposes of this Note, the following terms shall have the following meanings:|
“Conversion Amount” means the sum of (A) the principal amount of this Note to be converted with respect to which this determination is being made, (B) Interest; and (C) Default Interest, if any, on unpaid interest and principal, if so included at the Holder’s sole discretion.
“ Conversion Price ” means the lower of: (i) a 40% discount to the lowest trading price during the previous twenty (20) trading days to the date of Conversion; or (ii) a 40% discount to the lowest trading price during the previous twenty (20) trading days before the date that this note was executed.
“Person” means an individual, a limited liability company, a partnership, a joint venture, a corporation, a trust, an unincorporated organization and a government or any department or agency thereof.
“ Shares ” means the Shares of the Company into which any balance on this Note may be converted upon submission of a “Conversion Notice” attached hereto as Exhibit 1.
|b.||Holder’s Conversion Rights. At any time or times on or after the Issuance Date, the Holder shall be entitled to convert all of the outstanding and unpaid principal amount of this Note into fully paid and non-assessable shares of Common Stock in accordance with the stated Conversion Price.|
|c.||Fractional Shares. The Company shall not issue any fraction of a share of Common Stock upon any conversion; if such issuance would result in the issuance of a fraction of a share of Common Stock, the Company shall round such fraction of a share of Common Stock up to the nearest whole share.|
|d.||Conversion Amount. The Conversion Amount shall be converted pursuant to Rule 144(b)(1)(ii) and Rule 144(d)(1)(ii) as promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, into free trading shares at the Conversion Price.|
|e.||Mechanics of Conversion. The conversion of this Note shall be conducted in the following manner:|
Holder’s Conversion Requirements. To convert this Note into shares of Common Stock on any date set forth in the Conversion Notice by the Holder (the “Conversion Date”), the Holder hereof shall transmit by email, facsimile or otherwise deliver, for receipt on or prior to 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time, on such date or on the next business day, a copy of a fully executed notice of conversion in the form attached hereto as Exhibit 1 to the Company.
Company’s Response. Upon receipt by the Company of a copy of a Conversion Notice, the Company shall as soon as practicable, but in no event later than one (1) Business Day after receipt of such Conversion Notice, send, via email, facsimile or overnight courier, a confirmation of receipt of such Conversion Notice to such Holder indicating that the Company will process such Conversion Notice in accordance with the terms herein. Within two (2) Business Days after the date the Conversion Notice is delivered, the Company shall have issued and electronically transferred the shares to the Broker indicated in the Conversion Notice; should the Company be unable to transfer the shares electronically, it shall, within two (2) Business Days after the date the Conversion was delivered, have surrendered to FedEx for delivery the next day to the address as specified in the Conversion Notice, a certificate, registered in the name of the Holder, for the number of shares of Common Stock to which the Holder shall be entitled.
Record Holder. The person or persons entitled to receive the shares of Common Stock issuable upon a conversion of this Note shall be treated for all purposes as the record holder or holders of such shares of Common Stock on the Conversion Date.
Timely Response by Company. Upon receipt by Company of a Conversion Notice, Company shall respond within one business day to Holder confirming the details of the Conversion, and provide within two business days the Shares requested in the Conversion Notice.
Penalty for Delinquent Response. If Company fails to deliver for whatever reason (including any neglect or failure by, e.g., the Company, its counsel or the transfer agent) to Holder the Shares as requested in a Conversion Notice and within three business days of the Conversion Date, the Company shall be deemed in “Default of Conversion.” As of the day the Company is deemed in Default of Conversion, there shall accrue a penalty of Additional Shares due to Holder equal to 25% of the number stated in the Conversion Notice beginning on the Fourth business day after the date of the Notice. The Additional Shares shall be issued and the amount of the Note retired will not be reduced beyond that stated in the Conversion Notice. Each additional 5 business days beyond the Fourth business day after the date of this Notice shall accrue an additional 25% penalty for delinquency, without any corresponding reduction in the amount due under the Note, for so long as Company fails to provide the Shares so demanded. Any time after a Default of Conversion the Holder may, at their sole discretion, rescind the Conversion.
Rescindment of Conversion Notice. If (i) the Company fails to respond to Holder within one business day from the date of Conversion confirming the details of Conversion, (ii) the Company fails to provide the Shares requested in the Conversion Notice within three business days from the date of Conversion, (iii) the Holder is unable to procure a legal opinion required to have the Shares issued unrestricted and/or deposited to sell for any reason related to the Company's standing, (iv) the Holder is unable to deposit the Shares requested in the Conversion Notice for any reason related to the Company's standing, or (v) if OTC Markets changes the Company's designation to 'Limited Information' (Yield), 'No Information' (Stop Sign), 'Caveat Emptor' (Skull and Crossbones), or 'OTC', 'Other OTC' or 'Grey Market' (Exclamation Mark Sign) on the day of or any day after the date of Conversion, the Holder maintains the option and sole discretion to rescind the Conversion Notice ("Rescindment") with a "Notice of Rescindment."
Transfer Agent Fees and Legal Fees. The issuance of the certificates shall be without charge or expense to the Holder. The Company shall pay any and all Transfer Agent fees, legal fees, and advisory fees required for execution of this Convertible Note and processing of any Notice of Conversion, including but not limited to the cost of obtaining a legal opinion with regard to the conversion. The Holder will deduct legal fees in the amount of $2,000 from the principal payment of the Convertible Note. The Holder will deduct 3 rd party due diligence fees due Carter, Terry & Co. in the amount of $6,000 from the principal payment of the Convertible Note.
Conversion Right Unconditional. If the Holder shall provide a Notice of Conversion as provided herein, the Company’s obligations to deliver Common Stock shall be absolute and unconditional, irrespective of any claim of setoff, counterclaim, recoupment, or alleged breach by the Holder of any obligation to the Company.
|3.||Other Rights of Holders: Reorganization, Reclassification, Consolidation, Merger or Sale. Any recapitalization, reorganization, reclassification, consolidation, merger, sale of all or substantially all of the Company’s assets to another Person or other transaction which is effected in such a way that holders of Common Stock are entitled to receive (either directly or upon subsequent liquidation) stock, securities or assets with respect to or in exchange for Common Stock is referred to herein as “Organic Change.” Prior to the consummation of any (i) Organic Change or (ii) other Organic Change following which the Company is not a surviving entity, the Company will secure from the Person purchasing such assets or the successor resulting from such Organic Change (in each case, the “Acquiring Entity”) a written agreement (in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Holder) to deliver to Holder in exchange for this Note, a security of the Acquiring Entity evidenced by a written instrument substantially similar in form and substance to this Note, and reasonably satisfactory to the Holder. Prior to the consummation of any other Organic Change, the Company shall make appropriate provision (in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Holders of a majority of the Conversion Amount of the Notes then outstanding) to ensure that each of the Holders will thereafter have the right to acquire and receive in lieu of or in addition to (as the case may be) the shares of Common Stock immediately theretofore acquirable and receivable upon the conversion of such Holder’s Note, such shares of stock, securities or assets that would have been issued or payable in such Organic Change with respect to or in exchange for the number of shares of Common Stock which would have been acquirable and receivable upon the conversion of such Holder’s Note as of the date of such Organic Change (without taking into account any limitations or restrictions on the convertibility of the Note). All provisions of this Note must be included to the satisfaction of Holder in any new Note created pursuant to this section.|
|4.||Representations and Warranties of the Company. In connection with the transactions provided for herein, the Company hereby represents and warrants to the Holders the following.|
|a.||Organization, Good Standing and Qualification. The Company is a corporation duly organized, validly existing and in good standing under the laws of the state of its incorporation and has all requisite corporate 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.|
|b.||Authorization. All corporate action has been taken on the part of the Company, its officers, directors and stockholders necessary for the authorization, execution and delivery of this Agreement. The Company has taken all corporate action required to make all of the obligations of the Company reflected in the provisions of this Agreement, valid and enforceable obligations. The shares of capital stock issuable upon conversion of the Notes have been authorized or will be authorized prior to the issuance of such shares.|
|c.||Fiduciary Obligations. The Company hereby represents that it intends to use the proceeds of the Notes primarily for the operations of its business and not for any personal, family, or household purpose. The Company hereby represents that its board of directors, in the exercise of its fiduciary duty, has approved the execution of this Agreement based upon a reasonable belief that the loan provided for herein is appropriate for the Company after reasonable inquiry concerning its financial objectives and financial situation.|
|5.||Covenants of the Company. So long as the Company shall have any obligations under this Note, the Company shall not without the Holder’s written consent pay, declare or set apart for such payment any dividend or other distribution (whether in cash, property, or other securities) on share of capital stock solely in the form of additional shares of Common Stock.|
|a.||So long as the Company shall have any obligations under this Note, the Company shall not without the Holder’s written consent redeem, repurchase, or otherwise acquire (whether for cash or in exchange for property or other securities) in any one transaction or series of transactions any shares of capital stock of the Company or any warrants, rights, or options to acquire any such shares.|
|b.||So long as the Company shall have any obligations under this Note, the Company shall not without the Holder’s written consent sell, lease, or otherwise dispose of a significant portion of its assets outside the ordinary course of business. Any consent to the disposition of any assets may be conditioned upon a specified use of the proceeds thereof.|
|6.||Issuance of Common Stock Equivalents. If the Company, at any time after the Issuance Date, shall issue any securities convertible into or exchangeable for, directly or indirectly, Common Stock (“Convertible Securities”), other than the Note, or any rights or warrants or options to purchase any such Common Stock or Convertible Securities, shall be issued or sold (collectively, the “Common Stock Equivalents”) and the aggregate of the price per share for which Additional Shares of Common Stock may be issuable thereafter pursuant to such Common Stock Equivalent, plus the consideration received by the Company for issuance of such Common Stock Equivalent divided by the number of shares of Common Stock issuable pursuant to such Common Stock Equivalent (the “Aggregate Per Common Share Price”) shall be less than the applicable Conversion Price then in effect, or if, after any such issuance of Common Stock Equivalents, the price per share for which Additional Shares of Common Stock may be issuable thereafter is amended or adjusted, and such price as so amended shall make the Aggregate Per Share Common Price be less than the applicable Conversion Price in effect at the time of such amendment or adjustment, then the applicable Conversion Price upon each such issuance or amendment shall be adjusted on the basis that (1) the maximum number of Additional Shares of Common Stock issuable pursuant to all such Common Stock Equivalents shall be deemed to have been issued (whether or not such Common Stock Equivalents are actually then exercisable, convertible or exchangeable in whole or in part) as of the earlier of (A) the date on which the Company shall enter into a firm contract for the issuance of such Common Stock Equivalent, or (B) the date of actual issuance of such Common Stock Equivalent. No adjustment of the applicable Conversion Price shall be made under this subsection (vii) upon the issuance of any Convertible Security which is issued pursuant to the exercise of any warrants or other subscription or purchase rights therefor, if any adjustment shall previously have been made to the exercise price of such warrants then in effect upon the issuance of such warrants or other rights pursuant to this subsection (vii). No adjustment shall be made to the Conversion Price upon the issuance of Common Stock pursuant to the exercise, conversion or exchange of any Convertible Security or Common Stock Equivalent where an adjustment to the Conversion Price was made as a result of the issuance or purchase of any Convertible Security or Common Stock Equivalent.|
|7.||Reservation of Shares. The Company shall at all times, so long as any principal amount of the Note is outstanding, reserve and keep available out of its authorized and unissued Common Stock, solely for the purpose of effecting the conversion of the Note, such number of shares of Common Stock as shall at all times be sufficient to effect the conversion of all of the principal amount of the Note then outstanding. The initial number of shares of Common Stock reserved for conversions of the Notes shall be calculated as four times the number of shares necessary to convert the entire value of the Note on the day it was executed, unless the Holder stipulates otherwise in the “Irrevocable Letter of Instructions to the Transfer Agent,” and each increase in the number of shares so reserved shall be allocated pro rata among the Holders of the Note based on the principal and interest amount of the Notes held by each Holder at the time of issuance of the Notes or increase in the number of reserved shares, as the case may be. In the event a Holder shall sell or otherwise transfer any of such Holder’s Note, each transferee shall be allocated a pro rata portion of the number of reserved shares of Common Stock reserved for such transferor. Any shares of Common Stock reserved and allocated to any Person which ceases to hold any Note shall be allocated to the remaining Holders, pro rata based on the principal amount of the Note then held by such Holders.|
|8.||Voting Rights. Holders of this Note shall have no voting rights, except as required by law.|
|9.||Reissuance of Note. In the event of a conversion or redemption pursuant to this Note of less than all of the Conversion Amount represented by this Note, the Company shall promptly cause to be issued and delivered to the Holder, upon tender by the Holder of the Note converted or redeemed, a new note of like tenor representing the remaining principal amount of this Note which has not been so converted or redeemed and which is in substantially the same form as this Note, as set forth above.|
|10.||Default and Remedies.|
|a.||Event of Default. An “Event of Default” is: (i) default for ten (10) days in payment of interest or Default Interest on this Note; (ii) default in payment of the principal amount of this Note when due; (iii) failure by the Company for thirty (30) days after notice to it to comply with any other material provision of this Note; (iv) breach of any covenants, warranties, or representations by the Company herein; (v) cessation of operations by the Company or a material subsidiary; (vi) if the Company pursuant to or within the meaning of any Bankruptcy Law; (A) commences a voluntary case; (B) consents to the entry of an order for relief against it in an involuntary case; (C) consents to the appointment of a Custodian of it or for all or substantially all of its property; (D) makes a general assignment for the benefit of its creditors; or (E) admits in writing that it is generally unable to pay its debts as the same become due; or (vi) a court of competent jurisdiction enters an order or decree under any Bankruptcy Law that: (I) is for relief against the Company in an involuntary case; (2) appoints a Custodian of the Company or for all or substantially all of its property; or (3) orders the liquidation of the Company or any subsidiary, and the order or decree remains unstayed and in effect for thirty (30) days. The Term “ Bankruptcy Law ” means Title 11, U.S. Code, or any similar Federal or State Law for the relief of debtors. The term “Custodian” means any receiver, trustee, assignee, liquidator or similar official under any Bankruptcy Law.|
|b.||Remedies. If an Event of Default occurs and is continuing, the Holder of this Note may declare all of this Note, including any interest and Default Interest and other amounts due, to be due and payable immediately.|
|11.||Vote to Change the Terms of this Note. This Note and any provision hereof may only be amended by an instrument in writing signed by the Company and holders of a majority of the aggregate Conversion Amount of the Notes then outstanding.|
|12.||Lost or Stolen Note. Upon receipt by the Company of evidence satisfactory to the Company of the loss, theft, destruction or mutilation of this Note, and, in the case of loss, theft or destruction, of an indemnification undertaking by the Holder to the Company in a form reasonably acceptable to the Company and, in the case of mutilation, upon surrender and cancellation of the Notes, the Company shall execute and deliver a new Note of like tenor and date and in substantially the same form as this Note; provided, however, the Company shall not be obligated to re-issue a Note if the Holder contemporaneously requests the Company to convert such remaining principal amount into Common Stock.|
|13.||Payment of Collection, Enforcement and Other Costs. If: (i) this Note is placed in the hands of an attorney for collection or enforcement or is collected or enforced through any legal proceeding; or (ii) an attorney is retained to represent the Holder of this Note in any bankruptcy, reorganization, receivership or other proceedings affecting creditors’ rights and involving a claim under this Note, then the Company shall pay to the Holder all reasonable attorneys’ fees, costs and expenses incurred in connection therewith, in addition to all other amounts due hereunder.|
|14.||Cancellation. After all principal and accrued interest at any time owed on this Note has been paid in full, this Note shall automatically be deemed canceled, shall be surrendered to the Company for cancellation and shall not be reissued.|
|15.||Waiver of Notice. To the extent permitted by law, the Company hereby waives demand, notice, protest and all other demands and notices in connection with the delivery, acceptance, performance, default or enforcement of this Note.|
|16.||Governing Law. This Note shall be construed and enforced in accordance with, and all questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and performance of this Note shall be governed by, the laws of the State of Texas, without giving effect to provisions thereof regarding conflict of laws. Each party hereby irrevocably submits to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts sitting in Texas for the adjudication of any dispute hereunder or in connection herewith or with any transaction contemplated hereby or discussed herein, and hereby irrevocably waives, and agrees not to assert in any suit, action or proceeding, any claim that it is not personally subject to the jurisdiction of any such court, that such suit, action or proceeding is brought in an inconvenient forum or that the venue of such suit, action or proceeding is improper. Each party hereby irrevocably waives personal service of process and consents to process being served in any such suit, action or proceeding by sending by certified mail or overnight courier a copy thereof to such party at the address for such notices to it under this Agreement and agrees that such service shall constitute good and sufficient service of process and notice thereof. Nothing contained herein shall be deemed to limit in any way any right to serve process in any manner permitted by law. EACH PARTY HEREBY IRREVOCABLY WAIVES ANY RIGHT IT MAY HAVE, AND AGREES NOT TO REQUEST, A JURY TRIAL FOR THE ADJUDICATION OF ANY DISPUTE HEREUNDER OR IN CONNECTION HEREWITH OR ARISING OUT OF THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY TRANSACTION CONTEMPLATED HEREBY.|
|17.||Remedies, Characterizations, Other Obligations, Breaches and Injunctive Relief. The remedies provided in this Note shall be cumulative and in addition to all other remedies available under this Note, at law or in equity (including a decree of specific performance and/or other injunctive relief), and no remedy contained herein shall be deemed a waiver of compliance with the provisions giving rise to such remedy and nothing herein shall limit a Holder’s right to pursue actual damages for any failure by the Company to comply with the terms of this Note. The Company covenants to each Holder of Notes that there shall be no characterization concerning this instrument other than as expressly provided herein. Amounts set forth or provided for herein with respect to payments, conversion and the like (and the computation thereof) shall be the amounts to be received by the Holder thereof and shall not, except as expressly provided herein, be subject to any other obligation of the Company (or the performance thereof).|
|18.||Specific Shall Not Limit General; Construction. No specific provision contained in this Note shall limit or modify any more general provision contained herein. This Note shall be deemed to be jointly drafted by the Company and all Holders and shall not be construed against any person as the drafter hereof.|
|19.||Failure or Indulgence Not Waiver. No failure or delay on the part of this Note in the exercise of any power, right or privilege hereunder shall operate as a waiver thereof, nor shall any single or partial exercise of any such power, right or privilege preclude other or further exercise thereof or of any other right, power or privilege.|
|20.||Partial Payment. In the event of partial payment by the Holder, the principal sum due to the Holder shall be prorated based on the consideration actually paid by lender such that the company is only required to repay the amount funded and the company is not required to repay any unfunded portion of this note.|
|21.||Entire Agreement. This Agreement constitutes the full and entire understanding and agreement between the parties with regard to the subjects herein. None of the terms of this Agreement can be waived or modified, except by an express agreement signed by the Parties.|
|22.||Representations and Warranties. The Company expressly acknowledges that the Holder, including but not limited to its officer, directors, employees, agents, and affiliates, have not made any representation or warranty to it outside the terms of this Agreement. The Company further acknowledges that there have been no representations or warranties about future financing or subsequent transactions between the parties.|
|23.||Notices. All notices and other communications given or made to the Company pursuant hereto shall be in writing (including facsimile or similar electronic transmissions) and shall be deemed effectively given: (i) upon personal delivery, (ii) when sent by electronic mail or facsimile, as deemed received by the close of business on the date sent, (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. All communications shall be sent either by email, or fax, or to the address specified on the signature page. The physical address, email address, and phone number provided on the signature page shall be considered valid pursuant to the above stipulations; should the Company’s contact information change from that listed on the signature page, it is incumbent on the Company to inform the Holder.|
|24.||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 rest of the Agreement shall be enforceable in accordance with its terms.|
|25.||Usury. If it shall be found that any interest or other amount deemed interest due hereunder violates the applicable law governing usury, the applicable rate of interest due hereunder shall automatically be lowered to equal the maximum rate of interest permitted under applicable law. The Company covenants (to the extent that it may lawfully do so) that it will not seek to claim or take advantage of any law that would prohibit or forgive the Company from paying all or a portion of the principal or interest on this Note.|
|26.||Successors and Assigns. This Agreement shall be binding upon successors and assigns.|
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Company has caused this Note to be signed by its CEO, on and as of the Issuance Date.
|COMPANY:||GLOBAL DIGITAL SOLUTIONS, INC.|
|Signature:||/s/ Richard J. Sullivan|
|Name:||Richard J. Sullivan|
|Title:||Chief Executive Officer|
|Address:||777 South Flagler Drive, Suite 800 West|
|West Palm Beach, FL 33401|
|Email:||email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org|
|/s/ Sameer Hirji|
|Sameer Hirji, President|
|JSJ Investments Inc.|
|6060 North Central Expressway, Suite 500|
|Dallas TX 75206|
Reference is made to the Convertible Note issued by Global Digital Solutions, Inc. (the "Note"), dated January 26, 2015 in the principal amount of $66,000 with 10% interest. This note currently holds a principal balance of $66,000 and accrued interest in the amount of $_______. The features of conversion stipulate a Conversion Price the lower of (i) a 40% discount to the lowest trading price during the previous twenty (20) trading days to the date of Conversion; or (ii) a 40% discount to the lowest trading price during the previous twenty (20) trading days before the date that this note was executed, pursuant to the provisions of Section 2(a)(ii) in the Note.
In accordance with and pursuant to the Note, the undersigned hereby elects to convert $______ of the PRINCIPAL/INTEREST balance of the Note, indicated below into shares of Common Stock (the "Common Stock"), of the Company, by tendering the Note specified as of the date specified below.
Date of Conversion: __________
Please confirm the following information:
Conversion Amount: $ ____________________
Conversion Price: $ ____________________ ( ____ % discount from $ ____________________)
Number of Common Stock to be issued: _____________________________________________________________________
Current Issued/Outstanding: _______________________________________________________________________________
Please issue the common stock into which the note is being converted in the name of the Holder of the Note and transfer the shares electronically to:
JSJ Investments Inc.
6060 North Central Expressway, Suite 500
Dallas TX 75206
Tax ID: 20-2122354
Sameer Hirji, President
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PLEASE BE ADVISED, pursuant to Section 2(e)(ii) of the Note, “Upon receipt by the Company of a copy of the Conversion Notice, the Company shall as soon as practicable, but in no event later than one (1) Business Day after receipt of such Conversion Notice, SEND, VIA EMAIL, FACSIMILE OR OVERNIGHT COURIER, A CONFIRMATION OF RECEIPT OF SUCH CONVERSION NOTICE TO SUCH HOLDER INDICATING THAT THE COMPANY WILL PROCESS SUCH CONVERSION NOTICE in accordance with the terms herein. Within two (2) Business Days after the date of the Conversion Confirmation, the Company shall have issued and electronically transferred the shares to the Broker indicated in the Conversion Notice; should the Company be unable to transfer the shares electronically, they shall, within two (2) Business Days after the date of the Conversion Confirmation, have surrendered to FedEx for delivery the next day to the address as specified in the Conversion Notice, a certificate, registered in the name of the Holder, for the number of shares of Common Stock to which the Holder shall be entitled.”
|/s/ Richard J. Sullivan|
|Richard J. Sullivan|
|Global Digital Solutions, Inc.|
This SECURITIES PURCHASE AGREEMENT (the “Agreement”), dated as of January 26, 2015, by and between Global Digital Solutions, Inc. , a New Jersey corporation, with headquarters located at 777 South Flagler Drive, Suite #800 West, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 (the “Company”), and ADAR BAYS, LLC , a Florida limited liability company, with its address at 3411 Indian Creek Drive, Suite 403, Miami Beach, FL 33140 (the “Buyer”).
A. The Company and the Buyer are executing and delivering this Agreement in reliance upon the exemption from securities registration afforded by the rules and regulations as promulgated by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “1933 Act”);
B. Buyer desires to purchase and the Company desires to issue and sell, upon the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement an 8% convertible note of the Company, in the forms attached hereto as Exhibit A in the aggregate principal amount of $35,000.00 (together with any note(s) issued in replacement thereof or as a dividend thereon or otherwise with respect thereto in accordance with the terms thereof, the “Note”), convertible into shares of common stock, $0.001 par value per share, of the Company (the “Common Stock”), upon the terms and subject to the limitations and conditions set forth in such Note.
C. The Buyer wishes to purchase, upon the terms and conditions stated in this Agreement, such principal amount of Note as is set forth immediately below its name on the signature pages hereto; and
NOW THEREFORE , the Company and the Buyer severally (and not jointly) hereby agree as follows:
1. Purchase and Sale of Note.
a. Purchase of Note . On each Closing Date (as defined below), the Company shall issue and sell to the Buyer and the Buyer agrees to purchase from the Company such principal amount of Note as is set forth immediately below the Buyer’s name on the signature pages hereto.
b. Form of Payment . On the Closing Date (as defined below), (i) the Buyer shall pay the purchase price for the Note to be issued and sold to it at the Closing (as defined below) (the “Purchase Price”) by wire transfer of immediately available funds to the Company, in accordance with the Company’s written wiring instructions, against delivery of the Note in the principal amount equal to the Purchase Price as is set forth immediately below the Buyer’s name on the signature pages hereto, and (ii) the Company shall deliver such duly executed Note on behalf of the Company, to the Buyer, against delivery of such Purchase Price.
c. Closing Date . The date and time of the first issuance and sale of the Note pursuant to this Agreement (the “Closing Date”) shall be on or about January 26, 2015, or such other mutually agreed upon time. The closing of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement (the “Closing”) shall occur on the Closing Date at such location as may be agreed to by the parties.
2. Buyer’s Representations and Warranties. The Buyer represents and warrants to the Company that:
a. Investment Purpose . As of the date hereof, the Buyer is purchasing the Note and the shares of Common Stock issuable upon conversion of or otherwise pursuant to the Note, such shares of Common Stock being collectively referred to herein as the “Conversion Shares” and, collectively with the Note, the “Securities”) for its own account and not with a present view towards the public sale or distribution thereof, except pursuant to sales registered or exempted from registration under the 1933 Act; provided , however , that by making the representations herein, the Buyer does not agree to hold any of the Securities for any minimum or other specific term and reserves the right to dispose of the Securities at any time in accordance with or pursuant to a registration statement or an exemption under the 1933 Act.
b. Accredited Investor Status . The Buyer is an “accredited investor” as that term is defined in Rule 501(a) of Regulation D (an “Accredited Investor”).
c. Reliance on Exemptions . The Buyer understands that the Securities are being offered and sold to it in reliance upon specific exemptions from the registration requirements of United States federal and state securities laws and that the Company is relying upon the truth and accuracy of, and the Buyer’s compliance with, the representations, warranties, agreements, acknowledgments and understandings of the Buyer set forth herein in order to determine the availability of such exemptions and the eligibility of the Buyer to acquire the Securities.
d. Information . The Buyer and its advisors, if any, have been, and for so long as the Note remain outstanding will continue to be, furnished with all materials relating to the business, finances and operations of the Company and materials relating to the offer and sale of the Securities which have been requested by the Buyer or its advisors. The Buyer and its advisors, if any, have been, and for so long as the Note remain outstanding will continue to be, afforded the opportunity to ask questions of the Company. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Company has not disclosed to the Buyer any material nonpublic information and will not disclose such information unless such information is disclosed to the public prior to or promptly following such disclosure to the Buyer. Neither such inquiries nor any other due diligence investigation conducted by Buyer or any of its advisors or representatives shall modify, amend or affect Buyer’s right to rely on the Company’s representations and warranties contained in Section 3 below. The Buyer understands that its investment in the Securities involves a significant degree of risk. The Buyer is not aware of any facts that may constitute a breach of any of the Company's representations and warranties made herein.
e. Governmental Review . The Buyer understands that no United States federal or state agency or any other government or governmental agency has passed upon or made any recommendation or endorsement of the Securities.
f. Transfer or Re-sale . The Buyer understands that (i) the sale or re-sale of the Securities has not been and is not being registered under the 1933 Act or any applicable state securities laws, and the Securities may not be transferred unless (a) the Securities are sold pursuant to an effective registration statement under the 1933 Act, (b) the Buyer shall have delivered to the Company, at the cost of the Buyer, an opinion of counsel that shall be in form, substance and scope customary for opinions of counsel in comparable transactions to the effect that the Securities to be sold or transferred may be sold or transferred pursuant to an exemption from such registration, which opinion shall be accepted by the Company, (c) the Securities are sold or transferred to an “affiliate” (as defined in Rule 144 promulgated under the 1933 Act (or a successor rule) (“Rule 144”) of the Buyer who agrees to sell or otherwise transfer the Securities only in accordance with this Section 2(f) and who is an Accredited Investor, (d) the Securities are sold pursuant to Rule 144, or (e) the Securities are sold pursuant to Regulation S under the 1933 Act (or a successor rule) (“Regulation S”), and the Buyer shall have delivered to the Company, at the cost of the Buyer, an opinion of counsel that shall be in form, substance and scope customary for opinions of counsel in corporate transactions, which opinion shall be accepted by the Company; (ii) any sale of such Securities made in reliance on Rule 144 may be made only in accordance with the terms of said Rule and further, if said Rule is not applicable, any re-sale of such Securities under circumstances in which the seller (or the person through whom the sale is made) may be deemed to be an underwriter (as that term is defined in the 1933 Act) may require compliance with some other exemption under the 1933 Act or the rules and regulations of the SEC thereunder; and (iii) neither the Company nor any other person is under any obligation to register such Securities under the 1933 Act or any state securities laws or to comply with the terms and conditions of any exemption thereunder (in each case). Notwithstanding the foregoing or anything else contained herein to the contrary, the Securities may be pledged as collateral in connection with a bona fide margin account or other lending arrangement.
g. Legends . The Buyer understands that the Note and, until such time as the Conversion Shares have been registered under the 1933 Act may be sold pursuant to Rule 144 or Regulation S without any restriction as to the number of securities as of a particular date that can then be immediately sold, the Conversion Shares may bear a restrictive legend in substantially the following form (and a stop-transfer order may be placed against transfer of the certificates for such Securities):
“NEITHER THE ISSUANCE AND SALE OF THE SECURITIES REPRESENTED BY THIS CERTIFICATE NOR THE SECURITIES INTO WHICH THESE SECURITIES ARE EXERCISABLE HAVE BEEN REGISTERED UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED, OR APPLICABLE STATE SECURITIES LAWS. THE SECURITIES MAY NOT BE OFFERED FOR SALE, SOLD, TRANSFERRED OR ASSIGNED (I) IN THE ABSENCE OF (A) AN EFFECTIVE REGISTRATION STATEMENT FOR THE SECURITIES UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED, OR (B) AN OPINION OF COUNSEL (WHICH COUNSEL SHALL BE SELECTED BY THE HOLDER), IN A GENERALLY ACCEPTABLE FORM, THAT REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED UNDER SAID ACT OR (II) UNLESS SOLD PURSUANT TO RULE 144 OR RULE 144A UNDER SAID ACT. NOTWITHSTANDING THE FOREGOING, THE SECURITIES MAY BE PLEDGED IN CONNECTION WITH A BONA FIDE MARGIN ACCOUNT OR OTHER LOAN OR FINANCING ARRANGEMENT SECURED BY THE SECURITIES.”
The legend set forth above shall be removed and the Company shall issue a certificate without such legend to the holder of any Security upon which it is stamped, if, unless otherwise required by applicable state securities laws, (a) such Security is registered for sale under an effective registration statement filed under the 1933 Act or otherwise may be sold pursuant to Rule 144 or Regulation S without any restriction as to the number of securities as of a particular date that can then be immediately sold, or (b) such holder provides the Company with an opinion of counsel, in form, substance and scope customary for opinions of counsel in comparable transactions, to the effect that a public sale or transfer of such Security may be made without registration under the 1933 Act, which opinion shall be accepted by the Company so that the sale or transfer is effected. The Buyer agrees to sell all Securities, including those represented by a certificate(s) from which the legend has been removed, in compliance with applicable prospectus delivery requirements, if any. In the event that the Company does not accept the opinion of counsel provided by the Buyer with respect to the transfer of Securities pursuant to an exemption from registration, such as Rule 144 or Regulation S, within 2 business days, it will be considered an Event of Default under the Note.
h. Authorization; Enforcement . This Agreement has been duly and validly authorized. This Agreement has been duly executed and delivered on behalf of the Buyer, and this Agreement constitutes a valid and binding agreement of the Buyer enforceable in accordance with its terms.
i. Residency . The Buyer is a resident of the jurisdiction set forth immediately below the Buyer’s name on the signature pages hereto.
3. Representations and Warranties of the Company . The Company represents and warrants to the Buyer that:
a. Organization and Qualification . The Company and each of its subsidiaries, if any, is a corporation duly organized, validly existing and in good standing under the laws of the jurisdiction in which it is incorporated, with full power and authority (corporate and other) to own, lease, use and operate its properties and to carry on its business as and where now owned, leased, used, operated and conducted.
b. Authorization; Enforcement . (i) The Company has all requisite corporate power and authority to enter into and perform this Agreement, the Note and to consummate the transactions contemplated hereby and thereby and to issue the Securities, in accordance with the terms hereof and thereof, (ii) the execution and delivery of this Agreement, the Note by the Company and the consummation by it of the transactions contemplated hereby and thereby (including without limitation, the issuance of the Note and the issuance and reservation for issuance of the Conversion Shares issuable upon conversion or exercise thereof) have been duly authorized by the Company’s Board of Directors and no further consent or authorization of the Company, its Board of Directors, or its shareholders is required, (iii) this Agreement has been duly executed and delivered by the Company by its authorized representative, and such authorized representative is the true and official representative with authority to sign this Agreement and the other documents executed in connection herewith and bind the Company accordingly, and (iv) this Agreement constitutes, and upon execution and delivery by the Company of the Note, each of such instruments will constitute, a legal, valid and binding obligation of the Company enforceable against the Company in accordance with its terms.
c. Issuance of Shares . The Conversion Shares are duly authorized and reserved for issuance and, upon conversion of the Note in accordance with its respective terms, will be validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable, and free from all taxes, liens, claims and encumbrances with respect to the issue thereof and shall not be subject to preemptive rights or other similar rights of shareholders of the Company and will not impose personal liability upon the holder thereof.
d. Acknowledgment of Dilution . The Company understands and acknowledges the potentially dilutive effect to the Common Stock upon the issuance of the Conversion Shares upon conversion of the Note. The Company further acknowledges that its obligation to issue Conversion Shares upon conversion of the Note in accordance with this Agreement, the Note is absolute and unconditional regardless of the dilutive effect that such issuance may have on the ownership interests of other shareholders of the Company.
e. No Conflicts . The execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement, the Note by the Company and the consummation by the Company of the transactions contemplated hereby and thereby (including, without limitation, the issuance and reservation for issuance of the Conversion Shares) will not (i) conflict with or result in a violation of any provision of the Certificate of Incorporation or By-laws, or (ii) violate or conflict with, or result in a breach of any provision of, or constitute a default (or an event which with notice or lapse of time or both could become a default) under, or give to others any rights of termination, amendment, acceleration or cancellation of, any agreement, indenture, patent, patent license or instrument to which the Company or any of its subsidiaries is a party, or (iii) result in a violation of any law, rule, regulation, order, judgment or decree (including federal and state securities laws and regulations and regulations of any self-regulatory organizations to which the Company or its securities are subject) applicable to the Company or any of its subsidiaries or by which any property or asset of the Company or any of its subsidiaries is bound or affected (except for such conflicts, defaults, terminations, amendments, accelerations, cancellations and violations as would not, individually or in the aggregate, have a material adverse effect). All consents, authorizations, orders, filings and registrations which the Company is required to obtain pursuant to the preceding sentence have been obtained or effected on or prior to the date hereof. The Company is not in violation of the listing requirements of the OTCQB marketplace (the “OTCQB”) and does not reasonably anticipate that the Common Stock will be delisted by the OTCQB in the foreseeable future, nor are the Company’s securities “chilled” by DTC. The Company and its subsidiaries are unaware of any facts or circumstances which might give rise to any of the foregoing.
f. Absence of Litigation . Except as disclosed in the Company’s public filings, there is no action, suit, claim, proceeding, inquiry or investigation before or by any court, public board, government agency, self-regulatory organization or body pending or, to the knowledge of the Company or any of its subsidiaries, threatened against or affecting the Company or any of its subsidiaries, or their officers or directors in their capacity as such, that could have a material adverse effect. Schedule 3(f) contains a complete list and summary description of any pending or, to the knowledge of the Company, threatened proceeding against or affecting the Company or any of its subsidiaries, without regard to whether it would have a material adverse effect. The Company and its subsidiaries are unaware of any facts or circumstances which might give rise to any of the foregoing.
g. Acknowledgment Regarding Buyer’ Purchase of Securities . The Company acknowledges and agrees that the Buyer is acting solely in the capacity of arm’s length purchasers with respect to this Agreement and the transactions contemplated hereby. The Company further acknowledges that the Buyer is not acting as a financial advisor or fiduciary of the Company (or in any similar capacity) with respect to this Agreement and the transactions contemplated hereby and any statement made by the Buyer or any of its respective representatives or agents in connection with this Agreement and the transactions contemplated hereby is not advice or a recommendation and is merely incidental to the Buyer’ purchase of the Securities. The Company further represents to the Buyer that the Company’s decision to enter into this Agreement has been based solely on the independent evaluation of the Company and its representatives.
h. No Integrated Offering . Neither the Company, nor any of its affiliates, nor any person acting on its or their behalf, has directly or indirectly made any offers or sales in any security or solicited any offers to buy any security under circumstances that would require registration under the 1933 Act of the issuance of the Securities to the Buyer. The issuance of the Securities to the Buyer will not be integrated with any other issuance of the Company’s securities (past, current or future) for purposes of any shareholder approval provisions applicable to the Company or its securities.
i. Title to Property . The Company and its subsidiaries have good and marketable title in fee simple to all real property and good and marketable title to all personal property owned by them which is material to the business of the Company and its subsidiaries, in each case free and clear of all liens, encumbrances and defects except such as are described in Schedule 3(i) or such as would not have a material adverse effect. Any real property and facilities held under lease by the Company and its subsidiaries are held by them under valid, subsisting and enforceable leases with such exceptions as would not have a material adverse effect.
j. Bad Actor . No officer or director of the Company would be disqualified under Rule 506(d) of the Securities Act as amended on the basis of being a "bad actor" as that term is established in the September 19, 2013 Small Entity Compliance Guide published by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
k. Breach of Representations and Warranties by the Company . If the Company breaches any of the representations or warranties set forth in this Section 3, and in addition to any other remedies available to the Buyer pursuant to this Agreement, it will be considered an Event of default under the Note.
4. COVENANTS .
a. Expenses . At the Closing, the Company shall reimburse Buyer for expenses incurred by them in connection with the negotiation, preparation, execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement and the other agreements to be executed in connection herewith (“Documents”), including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ and consultants’ fees and expenses, transfer agent fees, fees for stock quotation services, fees relating to any amendments or modifications of the Documents or any consents or waivers of provisions in the Documents, fees for the preparation of opinions of counsel, escrow fees, and costs of restructuring the transactions contemplated by the Documents. When possible, the Company must pay these fees directly, otherwise the Company must make immediate payment for reimbursement to the Buyer for all fees and expenses immediately upon written notice by the Buyer or the submission of an invoice by the Buyer. The Company’s obligation with respect to this transaction is to reimburse Buyer’s expenses shall be $1,750 in legal fees which shall be deduced from the Note when funded.
b. Listing . The Company shall promptly secure the listing of the Conversion Shares upon each national securities exchange or automated quotation system, if any, upon which shares of Common Stock are then listed (subject to official notice of issuance) and, so long as the Buyer owns any of the Securities, shall maintain, so long as any other shares of Common Stock shall be so listed, such listing of all Conversion Shares from time to time issuable upon conversion of the Note. The Company will obtain and, so long as the Buyer owns any of the Securities, maintain the listing and trading of its Common Stock on the OTCQB or any equivalent replacement market, the Nasdaq stock market (“Nasdaq”), the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”), or the American Stock Exchange (“AMEX”) and will comply in all respects with the Company’s reporting, filing and other obligations under the bylaws or rules of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) and such exchanges, as applicable. The Company shall promptly provide to the Buyer copies of any notices it receives from the OTCQB and any other markets on which the Common Stock is then listed regarding the continued eligibility of the Common Stock for listing on such markets.
c. Corporate Existence . So long as the Buyer beneficially owns any Note, the Company shall maintain its corporate existence and shall not sell all or substantially all of the Company’s assets, except in the event of a merger or consolidation or sale of all or substantially all of the Company’s assets, where the surviving or successor entity in such transaction (i) assumes the Company’s obligations hereunder and under the agreements and instruments entered into in connection herewith and (ii) is a publicly traded corporation whose Common Stock is listed for trading on the OTCQB, Nasdaq, NYSE or AMEX.
d. No Integration . The Company shall not make any offers or sales of any security (other than the Securities) under circumstances that would require registration of the Securities being offered or sold hereunder under the 1933 Act or cause the offering of the Securities to be integrated with any other offering of securities by the Company for the purpose of any stockholder approval provision applicable to the Company or its securities.
e. Breach of Covenants . If the Company breaches any of the covenants set forth in this Section 4, and in addition to any other remedies available to the Buyer pursuant to this Agreement, it will be considered an event of default under the Note.
5. Governing Law; Miscellaneous .
a. Governing Law . This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York without regard to principles of conflicts of laws. Any action brought by either party against the other concerning the transactions contemplated by this Agreement shall be brought only in the state courts of New York or in the federal courts located in the state and county of New York. The parties to this Agreement hereby irrevocably waive any objection to jurisdiction and venue of any action instituted hereunder and shall not assert any defense based on lack of jurisdiction or venue or based upon forum non conveniens . The Company and Buyer waive trial by jury. The prevailing party shall be entitled to recover from the other party its reasonable attorney's fees and costs. In the event that any provision of this Agreement or any other agreement delivered in connection herewith is invalid or unenforceable under any applicable statute or rule of law, then such provision shall be deemed inoperative to the extent that it may conflict therewith and shall be deemed modified to conform with such statute or rule of law. Any such provision which may prove invalid or unenforceable under any law shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision of any agreement. Each party hereby irrevocably waives personal service of process and consents to process being served in any suit, action or proceeding in connection with this Agreement or any other Transaction Document by mailing a copy thereof via registered or certified mail or overnight delivery (with evidence of delivery) to such party at the address in effect for notices to it under this Agreement and agrees that such service shall constitute good and sufficient service of process and notice thereof. Nothing contained herein shall be deemed to limit in any way any right to serve process in any other manner permitted by law.
b. Counterparts; Signatures by Facsimile . This Agreement may be executed in one or more counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original but all of which shall constitute one and the same agreement and shall become effective when counterparts have been signed by each party and delivered to the other party. This Agreement, once executed by a party, may be delivered to the other party hereto by facsimile transmission of a copy of this Agreement bearing the signature of the party so delivering this Agreement.
c. Headings . The headings of this Agreement are for convenience of reference only and shall not form part of, or affect the interpretation of, this Agreement.
d. Severability . In the event that any provision of this Agreement is invalid or unenforceable under any applicable statute or rule of law, then such provision shall be deemed inoperative to the extent that it may conflict therewith and shall be deemed modified to conform with such statute or rule of law. Any provision hereof which may prove invalid or unenforceable under any law shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision hereof.
e. Entire Agreement; Amendments . This Agreement and the instruments referenced herein contain the entire understanding of the parties with respect to the matters covered herein and therein and, except as specifically set forth herein or therein, neither the Company nor the Buyer makes any representation, warranty, covenant or undertaking with respect to such matters. No provision of this Agreement may be waived or amended other than by an instrument in writing signed by the majority in interest of the Buyer.
f. Notices . All notices, demands, requests, consents, approvals, and other communications required or permitted hereunder shall be in writing and, unless otherwise specified herein, shall be (i) personally served, (ii) deposited in the mail, registered or certified, return receipt requested, postage prepaid, (iii) delivered by reputable air courier service with charges prepaid, or (iv) transmitted by hand delivery, telegram, or facsimile, addressed as set forth below or to such other address as such party shall have specified most recently by written notice. Any notice or other communication required or permitted to be given hereunder shall be deemed effective (a) upon hand delivery or delivery by facsimile, with accurate confirmation generated by the transmitting facsimile machine, at the address or number designated below (if delivered on a business day during normal business hours where such notice is to be received), or the first business day following such delivery (if delivered other than on a business day during normal business hours where such notice is to be received) or (b) on the second business day following the date of mailing by express courier service, fully prepaid, addressed to such address, or upon actual receipt of such mailing, whichever shall first occur. The addresses for such communications shall be:
If to the Company, to:
Global Digital Solutions, Inc.
777 South Flagler Drive, Suite #800 West
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Attn: Richard J. Sullivan, CEO
If to the Buyer:
ADAR BAYS, LLC
3411 Indian Creek Drive, Suite 403
Miami Beach, FL 33140
Attn: Sarah Eisenberg
Each party shall provide notice to the other party of any change in address.
g. Successors and Assigns . This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties and their successors and assigns. Neither the Company nor the Buyer shall assign this Agreement or any rights or obligations hereunder without the prior written consent of the other. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Buyer may assign its rights hereunder to any person that purchases Securities in a private transaction from the Buyer or to any of its “affiliates,” as that term is defined under the 1934 Act, without the consent of the Company.
h. Third Party Beneficiaries . This Agreement is intended for the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective permitted successors and assigns, and is not for the benefit of, nor may any provision hereof be enforced by, any other person.
i. Survival . The representations and warranties of the Company and the agreements and covenants set forth in this Agreement shall survive the closing hereunder notwithstanding any due diligence investigation conducted by or on behalf of the Buyer. The Company agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Buyer and all their officers, directors, employees and agents for loss or damage arising as a result of or related to any breach or alleged breach by the Company of any of its representations, warranties and covenants set forth in this Agreement or any of its covenants and obligations under this Agreement, including advancement of expenses as they are incurred.
j. Further Assurances . Each party shall do and perform, or cause to be done and performed, all such further acts and things, and shall execute and deliver all such other agreements, certificates, instruments and documents, as the other party may reasonably request in order to carry out the intent and accomplish the purposes of this Agreement and the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby.
k. No Strict Construction . The language used in this Agreement will be deemed to be the language chosen by the parties to express their mutual intent, and no rules of strict construction will be applied against any party.
l. Remedies . The Company acknowledges that a breach by it of its obligations hereunder will cause irreparable harm to the Buyer by vitiating the intent and purpose of the transaction contemplated hereby. Accordingly, the Company acknowledges that the remedy at law for a breach of its obligations under this Agreement will be inadequate and agrees, in the event of a breach or threatened breach by the Company of the provisions of this Agreement, that the Buyer shall be entitled, in addition to all other available remedies at law or in equity, and in addition to the penalties assessable herein, to an injunction or injunctions restraining, preventing or curing any breach of this Agreement and to enforce specifically the terms and provisions hereof, without the necessity of showing economic loss and without any bond or other security being required.
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned Buyer and the Company have caused this Agreement to be duly executed as of the date first above written.
Global Digital Solutions, Inc.
|By:||/s/ David A. Loppert|
|Name:||David A. Loppert|
ADAR BAYS, LLC.
|By:||/s/ Sarah Eisenberg|
AGGREGATE SUBSCRIPTION AMOUNT:
|Aggregate Principal Amount of Note:||$ 35,000.00|
Aggregate Purchase Price:
Note 1: $35,000.00 less $1,750.00 in legal fees and $3,500 in fees to Carter, Terry & Co.
144 NOTE - $35,000
THIS NOTE AND THE COMMON STOCK ISSUABLE UPON CONVERSION OF THIS NOTE HAVE NOT BEEN AND WILL NOT BE REGISTERED WITH THE UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION OR THE SECURITIES COMMISSION OF ANY STATE PURSUANT TO AN EXEMPTION FROM REGISTRATION PROVIDED UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED, AND THE RULES AND REGULATIONS PROMULGATED THEREUNDER (THE "1933 ACT”)
GLOBAL DIGITAL SOLUTIONS, INC.
8% CONVERTIBLE REDEEMABLE NOTE
DUE JANUARY 26, 2016
FOR VALUE RECEIVED, Global Digital Solutions, Inc. (the “Company”) promises to pay to the order of ADAR BAYS, LLC and its authorized successors and permitted assigns (" Holder "), the aggregate principal face amount of Thirty Five Thousand Dollars exactly (U.S. $35,000.00) on January 26, 2016 (" Maturity Date ") and to pay interest on the principal amount outstanding hereunder at the rate of 8% per annum commencing on January 26, 2015. The interest will be paid to the Holder in whose name this Note is registered on the records of the Company regarding registration and transfers of this Note. The principal of, and interest on, this Note are payable at 3411 Indian Creek Drive, Suite 403, Miami Beach, FL 33140, initially, and if changed, last appearing on the records of the Company as designated in writing by the Holder hereof from time to time. The Company will pay each interest payment and the outstanding principal due upon this Note before or on the Maturity Date, less any amounts required by law to be deducted or withheld, to the Holder of this Note by check or wire transfer addressed to such Holder at the last address appearing on the records of the Company. The forwarding of such check or wire transfer shall constitute a payment of outstanding principal hereunder and shall satisfy and discharge the liability for principal on this Note to the extent of the sum represented by such check or wire transfer. Interest shall be payable in Common Stock (as defined below) pursuant to paragraph 4(b) herein.
This Note is subject to the following additional provisions:
1. This Note is exchangeable for an equal aggregate principal amount of Notes of different authorized denominations, as requested by the Holder surrendering the same. No service charge will be made for such registration or transfer or exchange, except that Holder shall pay any tax or other governmental charges payable in connection therewith.
2. The Company shall be entitled to withhold from all payments any amounts required to be withheld under applicable laws.
3. This Note may be transferred or exchanged only in compliance with the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (" Act ") and applicable state securities laws. Any attempted transfer to a non-qualifying party shall be treated by the Company as void. Prior to due presentment for transfer of this Note, the Company and any agent of the Company may treat the person in whose name this Note is duly registered on the Company's records as the owner hereof for all other purposes, whether or not this Note be overdue, and neither the Company nor any such agent shall be affected or bound by notice to the contrary. Any Holder of this Note electing to exercise the right of conversion set forth in Section 4(a) hereof, in addition to the requirements set forth in Section 4(a), and any prospective transferee of this Note, also is required to give the Company written confirmation that this Note is being converted (" Notice of Conversion ") in the form annexed hereto as Exhibit A . The date of receipt (including receipt by telecopy) of such Notice of Conversion shall be the Conversion Date.
4. (a) The Holder of this Note is entitled, at its option, at any time after 180 days, to convert all or any amount of the principal face amount of this Note then outstanding into shares of the Company's common stock (the " Common Stock ") without restrictive legend of any nature, at a price (" Conversion Price ") for each share of Common Stock equal to 60% of the lowest trading price of the Common Stock as reported on the National Quotations Bureau OTCQB exchange which the Company’s shares are traded or any exchange upon which the Common Stock may be traded in the future (" Exchange "), for the twenty prior trading days including the day upon which a Notice of Conversion is received by the Company (provided such Notice of Conversion is delivered by fax or other electronic method of communication to the Company after 4 P.M. Eastern Standard or Daylight Savings Time if the Holder wishes to include the same day closing price). If the shares have not been delivered within 3 business days, the Notice of Conversion may be rescinded. Such conversion shall be effectuated by the Company delivering the shares of Common Stock to the Holder within 3 business days of receipt by the Company of the Notice of Conversion. Once the Holder has received such shares of Common Stock, the Holder shall surrender this Note to the Company, executed by the Holder evidencing such Holder's intention to convert this Note or a specified portion hereof, and accompanied by proper assignment hereof in blank. Accrued, but unpaid interest shall be subject to conversion. No fractional shares or scrip representing fractions of shares will be issued on conversion, but the number of shares issuable shall be rounded to the nearest whole share . In the event the Company experiences a DTC “Chill” on its shares, the conversion price shall be decreased to 50% instead of 60% while that “Chill” is in effect. In no event shall the Holder be allowed to effect a conversion if such conversion, along with all other shares of Company Common Stock beneficially owned by the Holder and its affiliates would exceed 9.9% of the outstanding shares of the Common Stock of the Company.
(b) Interest on any unpaid principal balance of this Note shall be paid at the rate of 8% per annum. Interest shall be paid by the Company in Common Stock ("Interest Shares"). Holder may, at any time, send in a Notice of Conversion to the Company for Interest Shares based on the formula provided in Section 4(a) above. The dollar amount converted into Interest Shares shall be all or a portion of the accrued interest calculated on the unpaid principal balance of this Note to the date of such notice.
(c) The Notes may be prepaid with the following penalties:
|PREPAY DATE||PREPAY AMOUNT|
|< 30 days||115% of principal plus accrued interest|
|31- 60 days||121% of principal plus accrued interest|
|61-90 days||127% of principal plus accrued interest|
|91-120 days||133% of principal plus accrued interest|
|121-150 days||139% of principal plus accrued interest|
|151-180 days||145% of principal plus accrued interest|
This Note may not be prepaid after the 180 th day. Such redemption must be closed and funded within 3 days of giving notice of redemption of the right to redeem shall be null and void.
(d) Upon (i) a transfer of all or substantially all of the assets of the Company to any person in a single transaction or series of related transactions, (ii) a reclassification, capital reorganization or other change or exchange of outstanding shares of the Common Stock, other than a forward or reverse stock split or stock dividend, or (iii) any consolidation or merger of the Company with or into another person or entity in which the Company is not the surviving entity (other than a merger which is effected solely to change the jurisdiction of incorporation of the Company and results in a reclassification, conversion or exchange of outstanding shares of Common Stock solely into shares of Common Stock) (each of items (i), (ii) and (iii) being referred to as a "Sale Event"), then, in each case, the Company shall, upon request of the Holder, redeem this Note in cash for 150% of the principal amount, plus accrued but unpaid interest through the date of redemption, or at the election of the Holder, such Holder may convert the unpaid principal amount of this Note (together with the amount of accrued but unpaid interest) into shares of Common Stock immediately prior to such Sale Event at the Conversion Price.
(e) In case of any Sale Event (not to include a sale of all or substantially all of the Company’s assets) in connection with which this Note is not redeemed or converted, the Company shall cause effective provision to be made so that the Holder of this Note shall have the right thereafter, by converting this Note, to purchase or convert this Note into the kind and number of shares of stock or other securities or property (including cash) receivable upon such reclassification, capital reorganization or other change, consolidation or merger by a holder of the number of shares of Common Stock that could have been purchased upon exercise of the Note and at the same Conversion Price, as defined in this Note, immediately prior to such Sale Event. The foregoing provisions shall similarly apply to successive Sale Events. If the consideration received by the holders of Common Stock is other than cash, the value shall be as determined by the Board of Directors of the Company or successor person or entity acting in good faith.
5. No provision of this Note shall alter or impair the obligation of the Company, which is absolute and unconditional, to pay the principal of, and interest on, this Note at the time, place, and rate, and in the form, herein prescribed.
6. The Company hereby expressly waives demand and presentment for payment, notice of non-payment, protest, notice of protest, notice of dishonor, notice of acceleration or intent to accelerate, and diligence in taking any action to collect amounts called for hereunder and shall be directly and primarily liable for the payment of all sums owing and to be owing hereto.
7. The Company agrees to pay all costs and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees and expenses, which may be incurred by the Holder in collecting any amount due under this Note.
8. If one or more of the following described "Events of Default" shall occur:
(a) The Company shall default in the payment of principal or interest on this Note or any other note issued to the Holder by the Company; or
(b) Any of the representations or warranties made by the Company herein or in any certificate or financial or other written statements heretofore or hereafter furnished by or on behalf of the Company in connection with the execution and delivery of this Note, or the Securities Purchase Agreement under which this note was issued shall be false or misleading in any respect; or
(c) The Company shall fail to perform or observe, in any respect, any covenant, term, provision, condition, agreement or obligation of the Company under this Note or any other note issued to the Holder; or
(d) The Company shall (1) become insolvent; (2) admit in writing its inability to pay its debts generally as they mature; (3) make an assignment for the benefit of creditors or commence proceedings for its dissolution; (4) apply for or consent to the appointment of a trustee, liquidator or receiver for its or for a substantial part of its property or business; (5) file a petition for bankruptcy relief, consent to the filing of such petition or have filed against it an involuntary petition for bankruptcy relief, all under federal or state laws as applicable; or
(e) A trustee, liquidator or receiver shall be appointed for the Company or for a substantial part of its property or business without its consent and shall not be discharged within sixty (60) days after such appointment; or
(f) Any governmental agency or any court of competent jurisdiction at the instance of any governmental agency shall assume custody or control of the whole or any substantial portion of the properties or assets of the Company; or
(g) One or more money judgments, writs or warrants of attachment, or similar process, in excess of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) in the aggregate, shall be entered or filed against the Company or any of its properties or other assets and shall remain unpaid, unvacated, unbonded or unstayed for a period of fifteen (15) days or in any event later than five (5) days prior to the date of any proposed sale thereunder; or
(h) The Company shall have defaulted on or breached any term of any other note of similar debt instrument into which the Company has entered and failed to cure such default within the appropriate grace period; or
(i) The Company shall have its Common Stock delisted from an exchange (including the OTCBB exchange) or, if the Common Stock trades on an exchange, then trading in the Common Stock shall be suspended for more than 10 consecutive days;
(j) If a majority of the members of the Board of Directors of the Company on the date hereof are no longer serving as members of the Board;
(k) The Company shall not deliver to the Holder the Common Stock pursuant to paragraph 4 herein without restrictive legend within 3 business days of its receipt of a Notice of Conversion; or
(l) The Company shall not replenish the reserve set forth in Section 12, within 3 business days of the request of the Holder.
(m) The Company shall not be “current” in its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission; or
(n) The Company shall lose the “bid” price for its stock in a market (including the OTCQB marketplace or other exchange).
Then, or at any time thereafter, unless cured within 5 days, and in each and every such case, unless such Event of Default shall have been waived in writing by the Holder (which waiver shall not be deemed to be a waiver of any subsequent default) at the option of the Holder and in the Holder's sole discretion, the Holder may consider this Note immediately due and payable, without presentment, demand, protest or (further) notice of any kind (other than notice of acceleration), all of which are hereby expressly waived, anything herein or in any note or other instruments contained to the contrary notwithstanding, and the Holder may immediately, and without expiration of any period of grace, enforce any and all of the Holder's rights and remedies provided herein or any other rights or remedies afforded by law. Upon an Event of Default, interest shall accrue at a default interest rate of 24% per annum or, if such rate is usurious or not permitted by current law, then at the highest rate of interest permitted by law. In the event of a breach of Section 8(k) the penalty shall be $250 per day the shares are not issued beginning on the 4 th day after the conversion notice was delivered to the Company. This penalty shall increase to $500 per day beginning on the 10 th day. The penalty for a breach of Section 8(n) shall be an increase of the outstanding principal amounts by 20%. In case of a breach of Section 8(i), the outstanding principal due under this Note shall increase by 50%. If this Note is not paid at maturity, the outstanding principal due under this Note shall increase by 10%.
If the Holder shall commence an action or proceeding to enforce any provisions of this Note, including, without limitation, engaging an attorney, then if the Holder prevails in such action, the Holder shall be reimbursed by the Company for its attorneys’ fees and other costs and expenses incurred in the investigation, preparation and prosecution of such action or proceeding.
Make-Whole for Failure to Deliver Loss. At the Holder’s election, if the Company fails for any reason to deliver to the Holder the conversion shares by the by the 3rd business day following the delivery of a Notice of Conversion to the Company and if the Holder incurs a Failure to Deliver Loss, then at any time the Holder may provide the Company written notice indicating the amounts payable to the Holder in respect of the Failure to Deliver Loss and the Company must make the Holder whole as follows:
Failure to Deliver Loss = [(High trade price at any time on or after the day of exercise) x (Number of conversion shares)]
The Company must pay the Failure to Deliver Loss by cash payment, and any such cash payment must be made by the third business day from the time of the Holder’s written notice to the Company.
9. In case any provision of this Note is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be excessive in scope or otherwise invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be adjusted rather than voided, if possible, so that it is enforceable to the maximum extent possible, and the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions of this Note will not in any way be affected or impaired thereby.
10. Neither this Note nor any term hereof may be amended, waived, discharged or terminated other than by a written instrument signed by the Company and the Holder.
11. The Company represents that it is not a “shell” issuer and has never been a “shell” issuer or that if it previously has been a “shell” issuer that at least 12 months have passed since the Company has reported form 10 type information indicating it is no longer a “shell issuer. Further. The Company will instruct its counsel to either (i) write a 144- 3(a)(9) opinion to allow for salability of the conversion shares or (ii) accept such opinion from Holder’s counsel.
12. The Company shall issue irrevocable transfer agent instructions reserving 4,487,000 shares of its Common Stock for conversions under this Note (the “Share Reserve”). Upon full conversion of this Note, any shares remaining in the Share Reserve shall be cancelled. The Company shall pay all costs associated with issuing and delivering the shares. The company should at all times reserve a minimum of four times the amount of shares required if the note would be fully converted. The Holder may reasonably request increases from time to time to reserve such amounts.
13. The Company will give the Holder direct notice of any corporate actions, including but not limited to name changes, stock splits, recapitalizations etc. This notice shall be given to the Holder as soon as possible under law.
14. This Note shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of New York applicable to contracts made and wholly to be performed within the State of New York and shall be binding upon the successors and assigns of each party hereto. The Holder and the Company hereby mutually waive trial by jury and consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in the courts of the State of New York. This Agreement may be executed in counterparts, and the facsimile transmission of an executed counterpart to this Agreement shall be effective as an original.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Company has caused this Note to be duly executed by an officer thereunto duly authorized.
|GLOBAL DIGITAL SOLUTIONS, INC.|
|By:||/s/ David A. Loppert|
|David A. Loppert, Chief Financial Officer|
NOTICE OF CONVERSION
(To be Executed by the Registered Holder in order to Convert the Note)
The undersigned hereby irrevocably elects to convert $___________ of the above Note into _________ Shares of Common Stock of Global Digital Solutions, Inc. (“Shares”) according to the conditions set forth in such Note, as of the date written below.
If Shares are to be issued in the name of a person other than the undersigned, the undersigned will pay all transfer and other taxes and charges payable with respect thereto.
Date of Conversion: ____________________________________________
Applicable Conversion Price: _____________________________________
[Print Name of Holder and Title of Signer]
SSN or EIN: ________________________________
Shares are to be registered in the following name: ____________________________________________
SSN or EIN: ________________________
Shares are to be sent or delivered to the following account:
Account Name: ____________________________________________________
|$250,000 CONVERTIBLE NOTE||Interest free if paid in full within 3 months|
FOR VALUE RECEIVED, Global Digital Solutions, Inc., a New Jersey corporation (the "Issuer" of this Security) with at least 106,000,000 common shares issued and outstanding, issues this Security and promises to pay to JMJ Financial, a Nevada sole proprietorship, or its Assignees (the "Investor") the Principal Sum along with the Interest Rate and any other fees according to the terms herein. This Note will become effective only upon execution by both parties and delivery of the first payment of Consideration by the Investor (the "Effective Date").
The Principal Sum is $250,000 (two hundred fifty thousand) plus accrued and unpaid interest and any other fees. The Consideration is $225,000 (two hundred twenty five thousand) payable by wire (there exists a $25,000 original issue discount (the "OID")). The Investor shall pay $75,000 of Consideration upon closing of this Note. The Investor may pay additional Consideration to the Issuer in such amounts and at such dates as the Investor may choose in its sole discretion. THE PRINCIPAL SUM DUE TO THE INVESTOR SHALL BE PRORATED BASED ON THE CONSIDERATION ACTUALLY PAID BY INVESTOR (PLUS AN APPROXIMATE 10% ORIGINAL ISSUE DISCOUNT THAT IS PRORATED BASED ON THE CONSIDERATION ACTUALLY PAID BY THE INVESTOR AS WELL AS ANY OTHER INTEREST OR FEES) SUCH THAT THE ISSUER IS ONLY REQUIRED TO REPAY THE AMOUNT FUNDED AND THE ISSUER IS NOT REQUIRED TO REPAY ANY UNFUNDED PORTION OF THIS NOTE. The Maturity Date is two years from the Effective Date of each payment (the "Maturity Date") and is the date upon which the Principal Sum of this Note, as well as any unpaid interest and other fees, shall be due and payable. The Conversion Price is the lesser of $0.075 or 60% of the lowest trade price in the 25 trading days previous to the conversion (In the case that conversion shares are not deliverable by DWAC an additional 10% discount will apply; and if the shares are ineligible for deposit into the DTC system and only eligible for Xclearing deposit an additional 5% discount shall apply; in the case of both an additional cumulative 15% discount shall apply). Unless otherwise agreed in writing by both parties, at no time will the Investor convert any amount of the Note into common stock that would result in the Investor owning more than 4.99% of the common stock outstanding.
1. ZERO Percent Interest for the First Three Months. The Issuer may repay this Note at any time on or before 90 days from the Effective Date, after which the Issuer may not make further payments on this Note prior to the Maturity Date without written approval from the Investor. If the Issuer repays a payment of Consideration on or before 90 days from the Effective Date of that payment, the Interest Rate on that payment of Consideration shalt be ZERO PERCENT (0%). If the Issuer does not repay a payment of Consideration on or before 90 days from its Effective Date, a one-time Interest charge of 12% shall be applied to the Principal Sum. Any interest payable is in addition to the OID, and that OID (or prorated OID, if applicable) remains payable regardless of time and manner of payment by the Issuer.
2. Conversion. The Investor has the right, at any time after the Effective Date, at its election, to convert all or part of the outstanding and unpaid Principal Sum and accrued interest (and any other fees) into shares of fully paid and non-assessable shares of common stock of the Issuer as per this conversion formula: Number of shares receivable upon conversion equals the dollar conversion amount divided by the Conversion Price. Conversions may be delivered to the Issuer by method of the Investor's choice (including but not limited to email, facsimile, mail, overnight courier, or personal delivery), and all conversions shall be cashless and not require further payment from the Investor. If no objection is delivered from the Issuer to the Investor regarding any variable or calculation of the conversion notice within 24 hours of delivery of the conversion notice, the Issuer shall have been thereafter deemed to have irrevocably confirmed and irrevocably ratified such notice of conversion and waived any objection thereto. The Issuer shall deliver the shares from any conversion to the Investor (in any name directed by the Investor) within 3 (three) business days of conversion notice delivery.
3. Conversion Delays. If the Issuer fails to deliver shares in accordance with the timeframe stated in Section 2, the Investor, at any time prior to selling all of those shares, may rescind any portion, in whole or in part, of that particular conversion attributable to the unsold shares and have the rescinded conversion amount returned to the Principal Sum with the rescinded conversion , shares returned to the Issuer (under the Investor's and the Issuer's expectations that any returned conversion amounts will tack back to the original date of the Note). In addition, for each conversion, in the event that shares are not delivered by the third business day (inclusive of the day of conversion), a penalty of $2,000 per day will be assessed for each day after the third business day (inclusive of the day of the conversion) until share delivery is made; and such penalty will be added to the Principal Sum of the Note (under the Investor's and the Issuer's expectations that any penalty amounts will tack back to the original date of the Note).
4. Reservation of Shares. At all times during which this Note is convertible, the Issuer will reserve from its authorized and unissued Common Stock to provide for the issuance of Common Stock upon the full conversion of this Note. The Issuer will at all times reserve at least 26,650,000 shares of Common Stock for conversion.
5. Piggyback Registration Rights. The Issuer shall include on the next registration statement the Issuer files with SEC (or on the subsequent registration statement if such registration statement is withdrawn) all shares issuable upon conversion of this Note. Failure to do so will result in liquidated damages of 25% of the outstanding principal balance of this Note, but not less than $25,000, being immediately due and payable to the Investor at its election in the form of cash payment or addition to the balance of this Note.
6. Terms of Future Financings. Se long as this Note is outstanding, upon any issuance by the Issuer or any of its subsidiaries of any security with any term more favorable to the holder of such security or with a term in favor of the holder of such security that was not similarly provided to the Investor in this Note, then the Issuer shall notify the Investor of such additional or more favorable term and such term, at the Investor's option, shall become a part of the transaction documents with the Investor. The types of terms contained in another security that may be more favorable to the holder of such security include, but are not limited to, terms addressing conversion discounts, conversion lookback periods, interest rates, original issue discounts, stock sale price, private placement price per share, and warrant coverage.
7. Default. The following are events of default under this Note: (i) the Issuer shall fail to pay any principal under the Note when due and payable (or payable by conversion) thereunder; or (ii) the Issuer shall fail to pay any interest or any other amount under the Note when due and payable (or payable by conversion) thereunder; or (iii) a receiver, trustee or other similar official shall be appointed over the Issuer or a material part of its assets and such appointment shall remain uncontested for twenty (20) days or shall not be dismissed or discharged within sixty (60) days; or (iv) the Issuer shall become insolvent or generally fails to pay, or admits in writing its inability to pay, its debts as they become due, subject to applicable grace periods, if any; or (v) the Issuer shall make a general assignment for the benefit of creditors; or (vi) the Issuer shall file a petition for relief under any bankruptcy, insolvency or similar law (domestic or foreign); or (vii) an involuntary proceeding shall be commenced or filed against the Issuer; or (viii) the Issuer shall lose its status as "DTC Eligible" or the Issuer's shareholders shall lose the ability to deposit (either electronically or by physical certificates, or otherwise) shares into the DTC System; or (ix) the Issuer shall become delinquent in its filing requirements as a fully-reporting issuer registered with the SEC; or (x) the Issuer shall fail to meet all requirements to satisfy the availability of Rule 144 to the Investor or its assigns including but not limited to timely fulfillment of its filing requirements as a fully-reporting issuer registered with the SEC, requirements for XBRL filings, and requirements for disclosure of financial statements on its website.
8. Remedies. In the event of any default, the outstanding principal amount of this Note, plus accrued but unpaid interest, liquidated damages, fees and other amounts owing in respect thereof through the date of acceleration, shall become, at the Investor's election, immediately due and payable in cash at the Mandatory Default Amount. The Mandatory Default Amount means the greater of (i) the outstanding principal amount of this Note, plus all accrued and unpaid interest, liquidated damages, fees and other amounts hereon, divided by the Conversion Price on the date the Mandatory Default Amount is either demanded or paid in full, whichever has a lower Conversion Price, multiplied by the VWAP on the date the Mandatory Default Amount is either demanded or paid in full, whichever has a higher VWAP, or (ii) 150% of the outstanding principal amount of this Note, plus 100% of accrued and unpaid interest, liquidated damages, fees and other amounts hereon. Commencing five (5) days after the occurrence of any event of default that results in the eventual acceleration of this Note, the interest rate on this Note shall accrue at an interest rate equal to the lesser of 18% per annum or the maximum rate permitted under applicable law. In connection with such acceleration described herein, the Investor need not provide, and the Issuer hereby waives, any presentment, demand, protest or other notice of any kind, and the Investor may immediately and without expiration of any grace period enforce any and all of its rights and remedies hereunder and all other remedies available to it under applicable law. Such acceleration may be rescinded and annulled by the Investor at any time prior to payment hereunder and the Investor shall have all rights as a holder of the note until such time, if any, as the Investor receives full payment pursuant to this Section 8. No such rescission or annulment shall affect any subsequent event of default or impair any right consequent thereon. Nothing herein shall limit the Investor's right to pursue any other remedies available to it at law or, in equity including, without limitation, a decree of specific performance and/or injunctive relief with respect to the Issuer's failure to timely deliver certificates representing shares of Common Stock upon conversion of the Note as required pursuant to the terms hereof.
9. No Shorting. The Investor agrees that so long as this Note from the Issuer to the Investor remains outstanding, the Investor will not enter into or effect "short sales" of the Common Stock or hedging transaction which establishes a net short position with respect to the Common Stock of the Issuer. The Issuer acknowledges and agrees that upon delivery of a conversion notice by the Investor, the Investor immediately owns the shares of Common Stock described in the conversion notice and any sale of those shares issuable under such conversion notice would not be considered short sales.
10. Assignability. The Issuer may not assign this Note. This Note will be binding upon the Issuer and its successors and will inure to the benefit of the Investor and its successors and assigns and may be assigned by the Investor to anyone without the Issuer's approval.
11. Governing Law, This Note will be governed by, and construed and enforced in accordance with, the laws of the State of Nevada, without regard to the conflict of laws principles thereof. Any action brought by either party against the other concerning the transactions contemplated by this Agreement shall be brought only in the state courts of Florida or in the federal courts located in Miami-Dade County, in the State of Florida. Both parties and the individuals signing this Agreement agree to submit to the jurisdiction of such courts.
12. Delivery of Process by the Investor to the Issuer. In the event of any action or proceeding by the Investor against the Issuer, and only by the Investor against the Issuer, service of copies of summons and/or complaint and/or any other process which may be served in any such action or proceeding may be made by the Investor via U.S. Mail, overnight delivery service such as FedEx or UPS, email, fax, or process server, or by mailing or otherwise delivering a copy of such process to the Issuer at its last known attorney as set forth in its most recent SEC filing.
13. Attorney Fees. If any attorney is employed by either party with regard to any legal or equitable action, arbitration or other proceeding brought by such party for enforcement of this Note or because of an alleged dispute, breach, default or misrepresentation in connection with any of the provisions of this Note, the prevailing party will be entitled to recover from the other party reasonable attorneys' fees and other costs and expenses incurred, in addition to any other relief to which the prevailing party may be entitled.
14. Opinion of Counsel. In the event that an opinion of counsel is needed for any matter related to this Note, the Investor has the right to have any such opinion provided by its counsel. Investor also has the right to have any such opinion provided by Issuer's counsel.
15. Notices. Any notice required or permitted hereunder (including Conversion Notices) must be in writing and either personally served, sent by facsimile or email transmission, or sent by overnight courier. Notices will be deemed effectively delivered at the time of transmission if by facsimile or email, and if by overnight courier the business day after such notice is deposited with the courier.
|/s/ David Loppert|
|Global Digital Solutions, Inc.||JMJ Financial|
|David Loppert||Its Principal|
|Chief Financial Officer|
|Date: 1/26/15||Date: 1/28/15|
[Signature Page to $250,000 Convertible Note]