THE SECURITIES REPRESENTED BY THIS WARRANT HAVE NOT BEEN REGISTERED UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED, OR APPLICABLE STATE SECURITIES LAWS. THE SECURITIES HAVE BEEN ACQUIRED FOR INVESTMENT AND MAY NOT BE OFFERED FOR SALE, SOLD, TRANSFERRED OR ASSIGNED IN THE ABSENCE OF AN EFFECTIVE REGISTRATION STATEMENT FOR THE SECURITIES UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED, OR APPLICABLE STATE SECURITIES LAWS, OR AN OPINION OF COUNSEL IN A FORM REASONABLY SATISFACTORY TO THE ISSUER THAT REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED UNDER SAID ACT OR APPLICABLE STATE SECURITIES LAWS OR UNLESS SOLD PURSUANT TO RULE 144 UNDER SAID ACT.
NEOMEDIA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Warrant To Purchase Common Stock
Date of Issuance: September 29, 2010
NeoMedia Technologies, Inc. , a Delaware corporation (the “ Company ”), hereby certifies that, for good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, YA Global Investments, L.P. (“ YA Global ”), the registered holder hereof or any permitted assigns (each a “ Holder ” and collectively, the “ Holders ”), is entitled, subject to the terms set forth below, to purchase from the Company upon surrender of this Warrant, at any time or times on or after the date hereof, but not after 11:59 P.M. Eastern Time on the Expiration Date (as defined herein) up to 750,000 fully paid and nonassessable shares of Common Stock (as defined herein) of the Company (the “ Warrant Shares ”) at the exercise price per share provided in Section 1(b) below or as subsequently adjusted; provided, however, that in no event shall the Holder be entitled to exercise this Warrant for a number of Warrant Shares in excess of that number of Warrant Shares which, upon giving effect to such exercise, would cause the aggregate number of shares of Common Stock beneficially owned by the Holder and its affiliates to exceed 9.99% of the outstanding shares of the Common Stock following such exercise (however, such restriction may be waived by Holder (but only as to itself and not to any other Holder) upon not less than 65 days prior notice to the Company). For purposes of the foregoing proviso, the aggregate number of shares of Common Stock beneficially owned by the Holder and its affiliates shall include the number of shares of Common Stock issuable upon exercise of this Warrant with respect to which the determination of such proviso is being made, but shall exclude shares of Common Stock which would be issuable upon (i) exercise of the remaining, unexercised Warrants beneficially owned by the Holder and its affiliates and (ii) exercise or conversion of the unexercised or unconverted portion of any other securities of the Company beneficially owned by the Holder and its affiliates (including, without limitation, any convertible notes or preferred stock) subject to a limitation on conversion or exercise analogous to the limitation contained herein. Except as set forth in the preceding sentence, for purposes of this paragraph, beneficial ownership shall be calculated in accordance with Section 13(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. For purposes of this Warrant, in determining the number of outstanding shares of Common Stock a Holder may rely on the number of outstanding shares of Common Stock as reflected in (1) the Company’s most recent Form 10-Q or Form 10-K, as the case may be, (2) a more recent public announcement by the Company or (3) any other notice by the Company or its transfer agent setting forth the number of shares of Common Stock outstanding. Upon the written request of any Holder, the Company shall promptly, but in no event later than one (1) Business Day following the receipt of such notice, confirm in writing to any such Holder the number of shares of Common Stock then outstanding. In any case, the number of outstanding shares of Common Stock shall be determined after giving effect to the exercise of Warrants (as defined below) by such Holder and its affiliates since the date as of which such number of outstanding shares of Common Stock was reported.
(a) This Warrant is issued pursuant to the Agreement (“ SPA Agreement ”) dated August 13, 2010 between the Company and YA Global or issued in exchange or substitution thereafter or replacement thereof. Each Capitalized term used, and not otherwise defined herein, shall have the meaning ascribed thereto in the Securities Purchase Agreement.
(b) Definitions . The following words and terms as used in this Warrant shall have the following meanings:
(i) “ Approved Stock Plan ” means a stock option plan that has been approved by the Board of Directors of the Company prior to the date of the Securities Purchase Agreement, pursuant to which the Company’s securities may be issued only to any employee, officer or director for services provided to the Company.
(ii) “ Business Day ” means any day other than Saturday, Sunday or other day on which commercial banks in the City of New York are authorized or required by law to remain closed.
(iii) “ Closing Bid Price ” means the closing bid price of Common Stock as quoted on the Principal Market (as reported by Bloomberg Financial Markets (“ Bloomberg ”) through its “Volume at Price” function).
(iv) “ Common Stock ” means (i) the Company’s common stock, par value $0.001 per share, and (ii) any capital stock into which such Common Stock shall have been changed or any capital stock resulting from a reclassification of such Common Stock.
(v) “ Excluded Securities ” means, (a) shares issued or deemed to have been issued by the Company pursuant to an Approved Stock Plan, (b) shares of Common Stock issued or deemed to be issued by the Company upon the conversion, exchange or exercise of any right, option, obligation or security outstanding on the date prior to date of the Securities Purchase Agreement, provided that the terms of such right, option, obligation or security are not amended or otherwise modified on or after the date of the Securities Purchase Agreement, and provided that the conversion price, exchange price, exercise price or other purchase price is not reduced, adjusted or otherwise modified and the number of shares of Common Stock issued or issuable is not increased (whether by operation of, or in accordance with, the relevant governing documents or otherwise) on or after the date of the Securities Purchase Agreement, and (c) the shares of Common Stock issued or deemed to be issued by the Company upon conversion of the Convertible Debentures or exercise of the Warrants.
(vi) “ Expiration Date ” means the date written on the first page of this Warrant.
(vii) “ Issuance Date ” means the date hereof.
(viii) “ Options ” means any rights, warrants or options to subscribe for or purchase Common Stock or Convertible Securities.
(ix) “ 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.
(x) “ Primary Market ” means on any of (a) the American Stock Exchange, (b) New York Stock Exchange, (c) the Nasdaq Global Select Market, (d) the Nasdaq Global Market, (e) the Nasdaq Capital Market, or (e) the Over-the-Counter Bulletin Board (“ OTCBB ”)
(xi) “ Securities Act ” means the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
(xii) “ Warrant ” means this Warrant and all Warrants issued in exchange, transfer or replacement thereof.
(xiii) “ Warrant Exercise Price ” shall be $0.20 or as subsequently adjusted as provided in Section 8 hereof.
(c) Other Definitional Provisions.
(i) Except as otherwise specified herein, all references herein (A) to the Company shall be deemed to include the Company’s successors and (B) to any applicable law defined or referred to herein shall be deemed references to such applicable law as the same may have been or may be amended or supplemented from time to time.
(ii) When used in this Warrant, the words “ herein ”, “ hereof ”, and “ hereunder ” and words of similar import, shall refer to this Warrant as a whole and not to any provision of this Warrant, and the words “ Section ”, “ Schedule ”, and “ Exhibit ” shall refer to Sections of, and Schedules and Exhibits to, this Warrant unless otherwise specified.
(iii) Whenever the context so requires, the neuter gender includes the masculine or feminine, and the singular number includes the plural, and vice versa.
Section 2. Exercise of Warrant .
(a) Subject to the terms and conditions hereof, this Warrant may be exercised by the Holder hereof then registered on the books of the Company, pro rata as hereinafter provided, at any time on any Business Day on or after the opening of business on such Business Day, commencing with the first day after the date hereof, and prior to 11:59 P.M. Eastern Time on the Expiration Date (i) by delivery of a written notice, in the form of the subscription notice attached as Exhibit A hereto (the “ Exercise Notice ”), of such Holder’s election to exercise this Warrant, which notice shall specify the number of Warrant Shares to be purchased, payment to the Company of an amount equal to the Warrant Exercise Price(s) applicable to the Warrant Shares being purchased, multiplied by the number of Warrant Shares (at the applicable Warrant Exercise Price) as to which this Warrant is being exercised (plus any applicable issue or transfer taxes) (the “ Aggregate Exercise Price ”) in cash or wire transfer of immediately available funds and the surrender of this Warrant (or an indemnification undertaking with respect to this Warrant in the case of its loss, theft or destruction) to a common carrier for overnight delivery to the Company as soon as practicable following such date (“ Cash Basis ”) or (ii) if at the time of exercise, the Warrant Shares are not subject to an effective registration statement, by delivering an Exercise Notice and in lieu of making payment of the Aggregate Exercise Price in cash or wire transfer, elect instead to receive upon such exercise the “Net Number” of shares of Common Stock determined according to the following formula (the “ Cashless Exercise ”):
Net Number = (A x B) – (A x C)
For purposes of the foregoing formula:
A = the total number of Warrant Shares with respect to which this Warrant is then being exercised.
B = the Closing Bid Price of the Common Stock on the date of exercise of the Warrant.
C = the Warrant Exercise Price then in effect for the applicable Warrant Shares at the time of such exercise.
In the event of any exercise of the rights represented by this Warrant in compliance with this Section 2, the Company shall on or before the fifth Business Day following the date of receipt of the Exercise Notice, the Aggregate Exercise Price and this Warrant (or an indemnification undertaking with respect to this Warrant in the case of its loss, theft or destruction) and the receipt of the representations of the Holder specified in Section 6 hereof, if requested by the Company (the “ Exercise Delivery Documents ”), and if the Common Stock is DTC eligible, credit such aggregate number of shares of Common Stock to which the Holder shall be entitled to the Holder’s or its designee’s balance account with The Depository Trust Company; provided, however, if the Holder who submitted the Exercise Notice requested physical delivery of any or all of the Warrant Shares, or, if the Common Stock is not DTC eligible then the Company shall, on or before the fifth Business Day following receipt of the Exercise Delivery Documents, issue and surrender to a common carrier for overnight delivery to the address specified in the Exercise 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 pursuant to such request. Upon delivery of the Exercise Notice and Aggregate Exercise Price referred to in clause (i) or (ii) above the Holder of this Warrant shall be deemed for all corporate purposes to have become the holder of record of the Warrant Shares with respect to which this Warrant has been exercised. In the case of a dispute as to the determination of the Warrant Exercise Price, the Closing Bid Price or the arithmetic calculation of the Warrant Shares, the Company shall promptly issue to the Holder the number of Warrant Shares that is not disputed and shall submit the disputed determinations or arithmetic calculations to the Holder via facsimile within one (1) Business Day of receipt of the Holder’s Exercise Notice.
(b) If the Holder and the Company are unable to agree upon the determination of the Warrant Exercise Price or arithmetic calculation of the Warrant Shares within one day of such disputed determination or arithmetic calculation being submitted to the Holder, then the Company shall immediately submit via facsimile (i) the disputed determination of the Warrant Exercise Price or the Closing Bid Price to an independent, reputable investment banking firm or (ii) the disputed arithmetic calculation of the Warrant Shares to its independent, outside accountant. The Company shall cause the investment banking firm or the accountant, as the case may be, to perform the determinations or calculations and notify the Company and the Holder of the results no later than forty-eight hours from the time it receives the disputed determinations or calculations. Such investment banking firm’s or accountant’s determination or calculation, as the case may be, shall be deemed conclusive absent manifest error.
(c) Unless the rights represented by this Warrant shall have expired or shall have been fully exercised, the Company shall, as soon as practicable and in no event later than five (5) Business Days after any exercise and at its own expense, issue a new Warrant identical in all respects to this Warrant exercised except it shall represent rights to purchase the number of Warrant Shares purchasable immediately prior to such exercise under this Warrant exercised, less the number of Warrant Shares with respect to which such Warrant is exercised.
(d) No fractional Warrant Shares are to be issued upon any pro rata exercise of this Warrant, but rather the number of Warrant Shares issued upon such exercise of this Warrant shall be rounded up or down to the nearest whole number.
(e) If the Company or its Transfer Agent shall fail for any reason or for no reason to issue to the Holder within ten (10) days of receipt of the Exercise Delivery Documents, a certificate for the number of Warrant Shares to which the Holder is entitled or to credit the Holder’s balance account with The Depository Trust Company for such number of Warrant Shares to which the Holder is entitled upon the Holder’s exercise of this Warrant, the Company shall, in addition to any other remedies under this Warrant or otherwise available to such Holder, pay as additional damages in cash to such Holder on each day the issuance of such certificate for Warrant Shares is not timely effected an amount equal to 0.025% of the product of (A) the sum of the number of Warrant Shares not issued to the Holder on a timely basis and to which the Holder is entitled, and (B) the Closing Bid Price of the Common Stock for the trading day immediately preceding the last possible date which the Company could have issued such Common Stock to the Holder without violating this Section 2.
(f) If within ten (10) days after the Company’s receipt of the Exercise Delivery Documents, the Company fails to deliver a new Warrant to the Holder for the number of Warrant Shares to which such Holder is entitled pursuant to Section 2 hereof, then, in addition to any other available remedies under this Warrant, or otherwise available to such Holder, the Company shall pay as additional damages in cash to such Holder on each day after such tenth (10 th ) day that such delivery of such new Warrant is not timely effected in an amount equal to 0.25% of the product of (A) the number of Warrant Shares represented by the portion of this Warrant which is not being exercised and (B) the Closing Bid Price of the Common Stock for the trading day immediately preceding the last possible date which the Company could have issued such Warrant to the Holder without violating this Section 2.
Section 3. Covenants as to Common Stock . The Company hereby covenants and agrees as follows:
(a) This Warrant is, and any Warrants issued in substitution for or replacement of this Warrant will upon issuance be, duly authorized and validly issued.
(b) All Warrant Shares which may be issued upon the exercise of the rights represented by this Warrant will, upon issuance, be validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable and free from all taxes, liens and charges with respect to the issue thereof.
(c) If at any time during the period within which the rights represented by this Warrant may be exercised the Company does not have a sufficient number of shares of Common Stock authorized and available to provide for the exercise in full of the rights represented by this Warrant, or if the par value of such shares is less than or equal to the applicable Warrant Exercise Price, then upon written notice from two thirds of the Holders, the Company shall call and hold a special meeting of its stockholders within sixty (60) days of such notice for the purpose of increasing the number of authorized shares of Common Stock and/or reducing the par value of the Common Stock.
(d) If at any time after the date hereof the Company shall file a registration statement, the Company shall include the Warrant Shares issuable to the Holder, pursuant to the terms of this Warrant and shall maintain, so long as any other shares of Common Stock shall be so listed, such listing of all Warrant Shares from time to time issuable upon the exercise of this Warrant; and the Company shall so list on each national securities exchange or automated quotation system, as the case may be, and shall maintain such listing of, any other shares of capital stock of the Company issuable upon the exercise of this Warrant if and so long as any shares of the same class shall be listed on such national securities exchange or automated quotation system.
(e) The Company will not, by amendment of its Articles of Incorporation or through any reorganization, transfer of assets, consolidation, merger, dissolution, issue or sale of securities, or any other voluntary action, avoid or seek to avoid the observance or performance of any of the terms to be observed or performed by it hereunder, but will at all times in good faith assist in the carrying out of all the provisions of this Warrant and in the taking of all such action as may reasonably be requested by the Holder in order to protect the exercise privilege of the Holder against dilution or other impairment, consistent with the tenor and purpose of this Warrant. The Company will not increase the par value of any shares of Common Stock receivable upon the exercise of this Warrant above the Warrant Exercise Price then in effect, and (ii) will take all such actions as may be necessary or appropriate in order that the Company may validly and legally issue fully paid