Warrant Agreement for Series A Convertible Preferred Stock- Annie's Inc.
THESE SECURITIES (INCLUDING THE PREFERRED STOCK AND COMMON STOCK UNDERLYING THESE SECURITIES) HAVE NOT BEEN REGISTERED UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933 AS AMENDED, OR ANY STATE SECURITIES LAWS. THEY MAY NOT BE SOLD, OFFERED FOR SALE, PLEDGED, OR HYPOTHECATED IN THE ABSENCE OF AN EFFECTIVE REGISTRATION STATEMENT RELATED THERETO OR AN OPINION OF COUNSEL (WHICH MAY BE COMPANY COUNSEL) REASONABLY SATISFACTORY TO THE COMPANY THAT SUCH REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933 ACT AS AMENDED, OR ANY APPLICABLE STATE SECURITIES LAWS.
To Purchase Shares of the Series A 2005 Convertible Preferred Stock of
Dated as of March 28, 2008 (the "Effective Date")
WHEREAS, Annie's, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the "Company"), has entered into a Loan and Security Agreement of even date herewith (the "Loan Agreement") with Hercules Technology II, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership (the "Warrantholder");
WHEREAS, the Company desires to grant to Warrantholder, in consideration for, among other things, the financial accommodations provided for in the Loan Agreement, the right to purchase shares of its Series A 2005 Convertible Preferred Stock pursuant to this Warrant Agreement (the "Warrant");
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the Warrantholder executing and delivering the Loan Agreement and providing the financial accommodations contemplated therein, and in consideration of the mutual covenants and agreements contained herein, the Company and Warrantholder agree as follows:
SECTION 1. GRANT OF THE RIGHT TO PURCHASE PREFERRED STOCK.
For value received, the Company hereby grants to the Warrantholder, and the Warrantholder is entitled, upon the terms and subject to the conditions hereinafter set forth, to subscribe for and purchase, from the Company, 65,000 fully paid and non-assessable shares of the Preferred Stock (as defined below) at a purchase price of $10.00 per share (the "Exercise Price"). The number and Exercise Price of such shares are subject to adjustment as provided in Section 8. As used herein, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
"Act" means the Securities Exchange Act of 1933, as amended.
"Charter" means the Company's Articles of Incorporation, Certificate of Incorporation or other constitutional document, as may be amended from time to time.
"Common Stock" means the Company's common stock, $0.001 par value per share.
"Initial Public Offering" means the initial underwritten public offering of the Company's Common Stock pursuant to a registration statement under the Act, which public offering has been declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC").
"Merger Event" means (a) a merger or consolidation involving the Company in which the Company is not the surviving entity, or in which the outstanding shares of the Company's capital stock are otherwise converted into or exchanged for shares of capital of another entity; or (b) a merger or consolidation involving the Company in which the Company is the surviving entity but immediately after which at least 51% of the equity ownership interests of the Company are owned by persons who did not own any equity ownership interests of the Company immediately prior to such transaction.
"Preferred Stock" means the Series A 2005 Convertible Preferred Stock of the Company and any other stock into or for which the Series A 2005 Convertible Preferred Stock may be converted or exchanged, and upon and after the occurrence of an event which results in the automatic or voluntary conversion, redemption or retirement of all (but not less than all) of the outstanding shares of such Preferred Stock, including, without limitation, the consummation of an Initial Public Offering of the Common Stock in which such a conversion occurs, then from and after the date upon which such outstanding shares are so converted, redeemed or retired, "Preferred Stock" shall mean such Common Stock.
"Purchase Price" means, with respect to any exercise of this Warrant, an amount equal to the Exercise Price as of the relevant time multiplied by the number of shares of Preferred Stock requested to be exercised under this Warrant pursuant to such exercise.
"Rights Agreement" means that certain Amended and Restated Registration Rights Agreement between the Company and certain of its shareholders dated November 14, 2005.
"Securities" means this Warrant, the Preferred Stock and the Common Stock issuable upon conversion of the Preferred Stock.
"Stockholders' Agreement" means the Second Amended and Restated Stockholders' Agreement as amended and restated on March 28, 2008, by and among the Company, Solera Partners, L.P., SCI Partners, L.P., and the stockholders identified on Schedule A thereto.
SECTION 2. TERM OF THE WARRANT.
Except as otherwise provided for herein, the term of this Warrant and the right to purchase Preferred Stock as granted herein (the "Warrant") shall commence on the Effective Date and shall be exercisable for a period ending upon the earliest to occur of (i) ten (10) years from the Effective Date; or (ii) five (5) years after the Initial Public Offering. Notwithstanding
anything herein to the contrary, upon the consummation of a Merger Event where the consideration to the Company is cash, publicly traded securities or a combination of the foregoing, this Warrant shall be deemed automatically exercised pursuant to Section 3 hereof and will automatically terminate after the deemed exercise of the Warrant contemporaneously with the consummation of the Merger Event, without any action by the holder of this Warrant.
SECTION 3. EXERCISE OF THE PURCHASE RIGHTS.
(a) Exercise. The purchase rights set forth in this Warrant are exercisable by the Warrantholder, in whole or in part, at any time, or from time to time, prior to the expiration of the term set forth in Section 2, by tendering to the Company at its principal office a notice of exercise in the form attached hereto as Exhibit I (the "Notice of Exercise") and a Joinder Agreement in the form attached hereto as Exhibit IV, duly completed and executed. Promptly upon receipt of the Notice of Exercise, Joinder Agreement and the payment of the Purchase Price in accordance with the terms set forth below, and in no event later than three (3) days thereafter, the Company shall issue to the Warrantholder a certificate for the number of shares of Preferred Stock purchased and shall execute the acknowledgment of exercise in the form attached hereto as Exhibit II (the "Acknowledgment of Exercise") indicating the number of shares which remain subject to future purchases, if any.
The Purchase Price may be paid at the Warrantholder's election either (i) by cash or check, or (ii) by surrender of all or a portion of the Warrant for shares of Preferred Stock to be exercised under this Warrant and, if applicable, an amended Warrant representing the remaining number of shares purchasable hereunder, as determined below ("Net Issuance"). If the Warrantholder elects the Net Issuance method, the Company will issue Preferred Stock in accordance with the following formula:
X = Y(A-B)
|X =||the number of shares of Preferred Stock to be issued to the Warrantholder.|
|Y =||the number of shares of Preferred Stock requested to be exercised under this Warrant.|
|A =||the fair market value of one (1) share of Preferred Stock at the time of issuance of such shares of Preferred Stock.|
|B =||the Exercise Price.|
For purposes of the above calculation, current fair market value of Preferred Stock shall mean with respect to each share of Preferred Stock:
(i) if the exercise is in connection with an Initial Public Offering, and if the Company's Registration Statement relating to such Initial Public Offering has been declared effective by the SEC, then the fair market value per share shall be the product of (x) the initial "Price to Public" of the Common Stock specified in the final prospectus
with respect to the offering and (y) the number of shares of Common Stock into which each share of Preferred Stock is convertible at the time of such exercise;
(ii) if the exercise is after, and not in connection with an Initial Public Offering, and:
(A) if the Common Stock is traded on a securities exchange, the fair market value shall be deemed to be the product of (x) the average of the closing prices over a five (5) day period ending three days before the day the current fair market value of the securities is being determined and (y) the number of shares of Common Stock into which each share of Preferred Stock is convertible at the time of such exercise; or
(B) if the Common Stock is traded over-the-counter, the fair market value shall be deemed to be the product of (x) the average of the closing bid and asked prices quoted on the NASDAQ system (or similar system) over the five (5) day period ending three days before the day the current fair market value of the securities is being determined and (y) the number of shares of Common Stock into which each share of Preferred Stock is convertible at the time of such exercise; or
(iii) if at any time the Common Stock is not listed on any securities exchange or quoted in the NASDAQ National Market or the over-the-counter market, the current fair market value of Preferred Stock shall be the product of (x) the highest price per share which the Company could obtain from a willing buyer (not a current employee or director) for shares of Common Stock sold by the Company, from authorized but unissued shares, as determined in good faith by its Board of Directors and (y) the number of shares of Common Stock into which each share of Preferred Stock is convertible at the time of such exercise, unless the Company shall become subject to a Merger Event, in which case the fair market value of Preferred Stock shall be deemed to be the per share value received by the holders of the Company's Preferred Stock on a common equivalent basis pursuant to such Merger Event.
Upon partial exercise by either cash or Net Issuance, the Company shall promptly issue an amended Warrant representing the remaining number of shares purchasable hereunder. All other terms and conditions of such amended Warrant shall be identical to those contained herein, including, but not limited to the Effective Date hereof.
(b) Exercise Prior to Expiration. To the extent this Warrant is not previously exercised as to all Preferred Stock subject hereto, and if the fair market value of one share of the Preferred Stock is greater than the Exercise Price then in effect, this Warrant shall be deemed automatically exercised pursuant to Section 3(a) (even if not surrendered) immediately before its expiration. For purposes of such automatic exercise, the fair market value of one share of the Preferred Stock upon such expiration shall be determined pursuant to Section 3(a). To the extent this Warrant or any portion thereof is deemed automatically exercised pursuant to this Section 3(b), the Company agrees to promptly notify the Warrantholder of the number of shares of Preferred Stock, if any, the Warrantholder is to receive by reason of such automatic exercise.
SECTION 4. RESERVATION OF SHARES.
During the term of this Warrant, the Company will at all times have authorized and reserved a sufficient number of shares of its Preferred Stock to provide for the exercise of the rights to purchase Preferred Stock as provided for herein, and shall have authorized and reserved a sufficient number of shares of its Common Stock to provide for the conversion of the Preferred Shares available hereunder.
SECTION 5. NO FRACTIONAL SHARES OR SCRIP.
No fractional shares or scrip representing fractional shares shall be issued upon the exercise of this Warrant, but in lieu of such fractional shares the Company shall make a cash payment therefor upon the basis of the Exercise Price then in effect.
SECTION 6. RIGHTS AS SHAREHOLDER/STOCKHOLDER.
As a condition precedent to the Company's obligation to issue shares upon exercise of this Warrant, the holder of this Warrant shall execute and deliver to the Company a Joinder Agreement in the form attached hereto as Exhibit IV.
SECTION 7. WARRANTHOLDER REGISTRY.
The Company shall maintain a registry showing the name and address of the registered holder of this Warrant. Warrantholder's initial address, for purposes of such registry, is set forth below Warrantholder's signature on this Warrant. Warrantholder may change such address by giving written notice of such changed address to the Company.
SECTION 8. ADJUSTMENT RIGHTS.
The Exercise Price and the number of shares of Preferred Stock purchasable hereunder are subject to adjustment, as follows:
(a) Merger Event. Subject to the termination provisions contained in Section 2 hereof, if at any time there shall be a Merger Event, then, as a part of such Merger Event, lawful provision shall be made so that the Warrantholder shall thereafter be entitled to receive, upon exercise of this Warrant, the number of shares of preferred stock or other securities or property of the successor corporation resulting from such Merger Event that would have been issuable if Warrantholder had exercised this Warrant immediately prior to the Merger Event. In any such case, appropriate adjustment (as determined in good faith by the Company's Board of Directors) shall be made in the application of the provisions of this Warrant with respect to the rights and interests of the Warrantholder after the Merger Event to the end that the provisions of this Warrant (including adjustments of the Exercise Price and number of shares of Preferred Stock purchasable) shall be applicable in their entirety, and to the greatest extent possible. Without limiting the foregoing, in connection with any Merger Event, upon the closing thereof, the successor or surviving entity shall assume the obligations of this Warrant.
(b) Reclassification of Shares. Except as set forth in Section 8(a), if the Company at any time shall, by combination, reclassification, exchange or subdivision of securities or
otherwise, change any of the securities as to which purchase rights under this Warrant exist into the same or a different number of securities of any other class or classes, this Warrant shall thereafter represent the right to acquire such number and kind of securities as would have been issuable as the result of such change with respect to the securities which were subject to the purchase rights under this Warrant immediately prior to such combination, reclassification, exchange, subdivision or other change.
(c) Subdivision or Combination of Shares. If the Company at any time shall combine or subdivide its Preferred Stock, (i) in the case of a subdivision, the Exercise Price shall be proportionately decreased, and the number of shares of Preferred Stock issuable upon exercise of this Warrant shall be proportionately increased, or (ii) in the case of a combination, the Exercise Price shall be proportionately increased, and the number of shares of Preferred Stock issuable upon the exercise of this Warrant shall be proportionately decreased.
(d) Stock Dividends. If the Company at any time while this Warrant is outstanding and unexpired shall:
(i) pay a dividend with respect to the Preferred Stock payable in Preferred Stock, then the Exercise Price shall be adjusted, from and after the date of determination of stockholders entitled to receive such dividend or distribution, to that price determined by multiplying the Exercise Price in effect immediately prior to such date of determination by a fraction (A) the numerator of which shall be the total number of shares of Preferred Stock outstanding immediately prior to such dividend or distribution, and (B) the denominator of which shall be the total number of shares of Preferred Stock outstanding immediately after such dividend or distribution; or
(ii) make any other distribution with respect to Preferred Stock (or stock into which the Preferred Stock is convertible), except any distribution specifically provided for in any other clause of this Section 8, then, in each such case, provision shall be made by the Company such that the Warrantholder shall receive upon exercise or conversion of this Warrant a proportionate share of any such distribution as though it were the holder of the Preferred Stock (or other stock for which the Preferred Stock is convertible) from the date of the issuance of this Warrant and as of the record date fixed for the determination of the stockholders of the Company entitled to receive such distribution. For the avoidance of doubt, in no event shall a holder of this Warrant be entitled to a proportionate distribution of any increase in liquidation preference accrued prior to the date of issuance of this Warrant.
(e) Antidilution Rights. Additional antidilution rights applicable to the Preferred Stock purchasable hereunder are as set forth in the Company's Charter and shall be applicable with respect to the Preferred Stock issuable hereunder. The Company shall promptly provide the Warrantholder with any restatement, amendment, modification or waiver of the Charter; provided, that no such amendment, modification or waiver shall impair or reduce the antidilution rights applicable to the Preferred Stock as of the date hereof unless such amendment, modification or waiver affects the rights of Warrantholder with respect to the Preferred Stock in the same manner as it affects all other holders of Preferred Stock. The Company shall provide Warrantholder with prior written notice of any issuance of its stock or other equity security to
occur after the Effective Date of this Warrant, which notice shall include (a) the price at which such stock or security is to be sold, (b) the number of shares to be issued, and (c) such other information as necessary for Warrantholder to determine if a dilutive event has occurred provided, however that no notice need be given in connection with the exercise of stock options issued to the Company's employees, directors or consultants. For the avoidance of doubt, there shall be no duplicate anti-dilution adjustment pursuant to this subsection (e), the foregoing subsection (d) and the Company's Charter.
(f) Notice of Adjustments. If: (i) the Company shall declare any dividend or distribution upon its stock, whether in stock, cash, property or other securities; (ii) the Company shall offer for subscription prorata to the holders of any class of its Preferred Stock or other convertible stock any additional shares of stock of any class or other rights; (iii) there shall be any Merger Event; (iv) there shall be an Initial Public Offering; (v) the Company shall sell, lease, license or otherwise transfer all or substantially all of its assets; or (vi) there shall be any voluntary dissolution, liquidation or winding up of the Company; then, in connection with each such event, the Company shall send to the Warrantholder: (A) at least thirty (30) days' prior written notice of the date on which the books of the Company shall close or a record shall be taken for such dividend, distribution, subscription rights (specifying the date on which the holders of Preferred Stock shall be entitled thereto) or for determining rights to vote in respect of such Merger Event, dissolution, liquidation or winding up; (B) in the case of any such Merger Event, sale, lease, license or other transfer of all or substantially all assets, dissolution, liquidation or winding up, at least thirty (30) days' prior written notice of the date when the same shall take place (and specifying the date on which the holders of Preferred Stock shall be entitled to exchange their Preferred Stock for securities or other property deliverable upon such Merger Event, dissolution, liquidation or winding up); and (C) in the case of an Initial Public Offering, the Company shall give the Warrantholder at least thirty (30) days' written notice prior to the effective date thereof.
Each such written notice shall set forth, in reasonable detail, (i) the event requiring the notice, and (ii) if any adjustment is required to be made, (A) the amount of such adjustment, (B) the method by which such adjustment was calculated, (C) the adjusted Exercise Price (if the Exercise Price has been adjusted), and (D) the number of shares subject to purchase hereunder after giving effect to such adjustment, and shall be given by first class mail, postage prepaid, or by reputable overnight courier with all charges prepaid, addressed to the Warrantholder at the address for Warrantholder set forth in the registry referred to in Section 7.
(g) Timely Notice. Failure to timely provide such notice required by subsection (f) above shall entitle Warrantholder to retain the benefit of the applicable notice period notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in any insufficient notice received by Warrantholder. For purposes of this subsection (g), and notwithstanding anything to the contrary in Section 12(g), the notice period shall begin on the date Warrantholder actually receives a written notice containing all the information required to be provided in such subsection (f).
SECTION 9. REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES AND COVENANTS OF THE COMPANY.
(a) Reservation of Preferred Stock. The Preferred Stock issuable upon exercise of the Warrantholder's rights has been duly and validly reserved and, when issued in accordance with the provisions of this Warrant, will be validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable, and will be free of any taxes, liens, charges or encumbrances of any nature whatsoever; provided, that the Preferred Stock issuable pursuant to this Warrant may be subject to restrictions on transfer under state and/or federal securities laws. The Company has made available to the Warrantholder true, correct and complete copies of its Charter and current bylaws. The issuance of certificates for shares of Preferred Stock upon exercise of this Warrant shall be made without charge to the Warrantholder for any issuance tax in respect thereof, or other cost incurred by the Company in connection with such exercise and the related issuance of shares of Preferred Stock; provided, that the Company shall not be required to pay any tax which may be payable in respect of any transfer and the issuance and delivery of any certificate in a name other than that of the Warrantholder.
(b) Due Authority. The execution and delivery by the Company of this Warrant and the performance of all obligations of the Company hereunder, including the issuance to Warrantholder of the right to acquire the shares of Preferred Stock and the Common Stock into which it may be converted, have been duly authorized by all necessary corporate action on the part of the Company. The Loan Agreement and this Warrant: (1) are not inconsistent with the Company's Charter or current bylaws; (2) do not contravene any law or governmental rule, regulation or order applicable to it; and (3) do not and will not contravene any provision of, or constitute a default under, any indenture, mortgage, contract or other instrument to which it is a party or by which it is bound. The Loan Agreement and this Warrant constitute legal, valid and binding agreements of the Company, enforceable in accordance with their respective terms.
(c) Consents and Approvals. No consent or approval of, giving of notice to, registration with, or taking of any other action in respect of any state, federal or other governmental authority or agency is required with respect to the execution, delivery and performance by the Company of its obligations under this Warrant, except for the filing of notices pursuant to Regulation D under the Act and any filing required by applicable state securities law, which filings will be effective by the time required thereby.
(d) Issued Securities. All issued and outstanding shares of Common Stock, Preferred Stock or any other securities of the Company have been duly authorized and validly issued and are fully paid and nonassessable. All outstanding shares of Common Stock, Preferred Stock and any other securities were issued in full compliance with all federal and state securities laws. In addition, as of the date immediately preceding the date of this Warrant:
(i) The authorized capital of the Company consists of (A) 24,000,000 shares of Common Stock, of which 362,485 shares are issued and outstanding, and (B) 18,802,086 shares of Preferred Stock, of which 6,455,531 shares are designated Blank Check Preferred Stock, none of which is issued and outstanding; 3,802,086 shares are designated Series A 2002 Convertible Preferred Stock, of which 3,802,086 shares are issued and outstanding; 4,806,000 are designated Series A 2004 Convertible Preferred Stock, of which 4,806,000 shares are issued and outstanding; and 3,738,469 shares are designated Series A 2005 Convertible Preferred Stock, of which 3,673,469 shares are issued and outstanding.
(ii) The Company has reserved 1,500,000 shares of Common Stock for issuance under its Stock Option Plan(s), under which options to purchase 977,187 shares are outstanding. In addition, a non-plan stock option to purchase 60,000 shares is outstanding. There are no other options, warrants, conversion privileges or other rights presently outstanding to purchase or otherwise acquire any authorized but unissued shares of the Company's capital stock or other securities of the Company. The Company has no outstanding loans to any employee, officer or director of the Company, and the Company agrees not to enter into any such loan or otherwise guarantee the payment of any loan made to an employee, officer or director by a third party.
(iii) In accordance with the Company's Charter, no stockholder of the Company has preemptive rights to purchase new issuances of the Company's capital stock.
(e) Insurance. The Company has in full force and effect insurance policies, with extended coverage, insuring the Company and its property and business against such losses and risks, and in such amounts, as are customary for corporations engaged in a similar business and similarly situated and as otherwise may be required pursuant to the terms of any other contract or agreement.
(f) Other Commitments to Register Securities. Except as set forth in this Warrant and the Rights Agreement, the Company is not, pursuant to the terms of any other agreement currently in existence, under any obligation to register under the Act any of its presently outstanding securities or any of its securities which may hereafter be issued.
(g) Exempt Transaction. Subject to the accuracy of the Warrantholder's representations in Section 10, the issuance of the Preferred Stock upon exercise of this Warrant, and the issuance of the Common Stock upon conversion of the Preferred Stock, will each constitute a transaction exempt from (i) the registration requirements of Section 5 of the Act, in reliance upon Section 4(2) thereof, and (ii) the qualification requirements of the applicable state securities laws.
(h) Compliance with Rule 144. If the Warrantholder proposes to sell Preferred Stock issuable upon the exercise of this Warrant, or the Common Stock into which it is convertible, in compliance with Rule 144 promulgated by the SEC, then, upon Warrantholder's written request to the Company, the Company shall furnish to the Warrantholder, within ten days after receipt of such request, a written statement confirming the Company's compliance with the filing requirements of the SEC as set forth in such Rule, as such Rule may be amended from time to time.
(i) Information Rights. During the term of this Warrant, Warrantholder shall be entitled to the information rights contain in Section 7.1 of the Loan Agreement, and Section 7.1 of the Loan Agreement is hereby incorporated into this Warrant by this reference as though fully set forth herein, provided, however, that after all Indebtedness (as defined in the Loan Agreement) owed by the Company to Warrantholder as been repaid, the Company shall not be required to deliver a Compliance Certificate or provide the information described in clauses (g)
and (h) of Section 7.1 of the Loan Agreement, unless such information is needed by the Warrantholder to comply with applicable regulatory, accounting or reporting requirements.
SECTION 10. REPRESENTATIONS AND COVENANTS OF THE WARRANTHOLDER.
This Warrant has been entered into by the Company in reliance upon the following representations and covenants of the Warrantholder:
(a) Investment Purpose. This Warrant and the right to acquire Preferred Stock as evidenced by, and set forth in, this Warrant, is being, and in each of the cases of the Preferred Stock issuable upon exercise of this Warrant and the Common Stock issuable upon conversion of such Preferred Stock will be, acquired for investment and not with a view to the sale or distribution of any of the Securities, or any part thereof, and the Warrantholder has no present intention of selling or engaging in any public distribution of any of the Securities except pursuant to a registration or exemption.
(b) Private Issue. The Warrantholder understands (i) that neither 1) this Warrant; 2) the Preferred Stock issuable upon exercise of this Warrant nor 3) the Common Stock issuable upon conversion of the Preferred Stock, have been registered under the Act or qualified under applicable state securities laws on the ground that this Warrant and the issuances of Preferred Stock and/or Common Stock contemplated by this Warrant will be exempt from the registration and qualifications requirements thereof, and (ii) that the Company's reliance on such exemption is predicated on the representations set forth in this Section 10.
(c) Financial Risk. The Warrantholder has such knowledge and experience in financial and business matters as to be capable of evaluating the merits and risks of its investment, and has the ability to bear the economic risks of its investment.
(d) Risk of No Registration. The Warrantholder understands that if the Company does not register with the SEC pursuant to Section 12 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "1934 Act"), or file reports pursuant to Section 15(d) of the 1934 Act, or if a registration statement covering the securities under the Act is not in effect when it desires to sell (i) the rights to purchase Preferred Stock pursuant to this Warrant or (ii) the Preferred Stock issuable upon exercise of the right to purchase, it may be required to hold such securities for an indefinite period. The Warrantholder also understands that any sale of (A) its rights hereunder to purchase Preferred Stock or (B) Preferred Stock issued or issuable hereunder which might be made by it in reliance upon Rule 144 under the Act may be made only in accordance with the terms and conditions of that Rule.
(e) Accredited Investor. Warrantholder is an "accredited investor" within the meaning of the Securities and Exchange Rule 501 of Regulation D, as presently in effect.
SECTION 11. TRANSFERS.
Subject to compliance with applicable federal and state securities laws, this Warrant and all rights hereunder are transferable, in whole or in part, without charge to the holder hereof (except for transfer taxes) upon surrender of this Warrant properly endorsed; provided that, (i) so long as a Loan under the Loan Agreement is outstanding, Warrantholder will not transfer this
Warrant to a nonaffiliated third party without a corresponding transfer of the Loan issued in connection with the Loan Agreement and (ii) in no event shall any transfer of this Warrant be made to a competitor of the Company, as determined in good faith by the Company's Board of Directors. Each taker and holder of this Warrant, by taking or holding the same, consents and agrees that this Warrant, when endorsed in blank, shall be deemed negotiable, and that the holder hereof, when this Warrant shall have been so endorsed and its transfer recorded on the Company's books, shall be treated by the Company and all other persons dealing with this Warrant as the absolute owner hereof for any purpose and as the person entitled to exercise the rights represented by this Warrant. The transfer of this Warrant shall be recorded on the books of the Company upon receipt by the Company of a notice of transfer in the form attached hereto as Exhibit III (the "Transfer Notice"), at its principal offices and the payment to the Company of all transfer taxes and other governmental charges imposed on such transfer. Until the Company receives such Transfer Notice, the Company may treat the registered owner hereof as the owner for all purposes.
SECTION 12. MISCELLANEOUS.
(a) Effective Date. The provisions of this Warrant shall be construed and shall be given effect in all respects as if it had been executed and delivered by the Company on the date hereof. This Warrant shall be binding upon any successors or assigns of the Company.
(b) Remedies. In the event of any default hereunder, the non-defaulting party may proceed to protect and enforce its rights either by suit in equity and/or by action at law, including but not limited to an action for damages as a result of any such default, and/or an action for specific performance for any default where Warrantholder will not have an adequate remedy at law and where damages will not be readily ascertainable. The Company expressly agrees that it shall not oppose an application by the Warrantholder or any other person entitled to the benefit of this Warrant requiring specific performance of any or all provisions hereof or enjoining the Company from continuing to commit any such breach of this Warrant.
(c) No Impairment of Rights. The Company will not, by amendment of its Charter or through any other means, avoid or seek to avoid the observance or performance of any of the terms of this Warrant, but will at all times in good faith assist in the carrying out of all such terms and in the taking of all such actions as may be necessary or appropriate in order to protect the rights of the Warrantholder against impairment.
(d) Additional Documents. The Company, upon execution of this Warrant, shall provide the Warrantholder with certified resolutions with respect to the representations, warranties and covenants set forth in Sections 9(a) through 9(d), 9(f) and 9(g). The Company shall also supply such other documents as the Warrantholder may from time to time reasonably request.
(e) Attorney's Fees. In any litigation, arbitration or court proceeding between the Company and the Warrantholder relating hereto, the prevailing party shall be entitled to attorneys' fees and expenses and all costs of proceedings incurred in enforcing this Warrant. For the purposes of this Section 12(e), attorneys' fees shall include without limitation fees incurred in connection with the following: (i) contempt proceedings; (ii) discovery; (iii) any motion, proceeding or other activity of any kind in connection with an insolvency proceeding; (iv)
garnishment, levy, and debtor and third party examinations; and (v) post-judgment motions and proceedings of any kind, including without limitation any activity taken to collect or enforce any judgment.
(f) Severability. In the event any one or more of the provisions of this Warrant shall for any reason be held invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the remaining provisions of this Warrant shall be unimpaired, and the invalid, illegal or unenforceable provision shall be replaced by a mutually acceptable valid, legal and enforceable provision, which comes closest to the intention of the parties underlying the invalid, illegal or unenforceable provision.
(g) Notices. Except as otherwise provided herein, any notice, demand, request, consent, approval, declaration, service of process or other communication that is required, contemplated, or permitted under this Warrant or with respect to the subject matter hereof shall be in writing, and shall be deemed to have been validly served, given, delivered, and received upon the earlier of: (i) the first business day after transmission by facsimile or hand delivery or deposit with an overnight express service or overnight mail delivery service; or (ii) the third calendar day after deposit in the United States mails, with proper first class postage prepaid (provided, that any Advance Request shall not be deemed received until Lender's actual receipt thereof), and shall be addressed to the party to be notified as follows:
If to Warrantholder:
Hercules Technology II, L.P.
Attention: Chief Legal Officer and Manuel Henriquez
400 Hamilton Avenue, Suite 310
Palo Alto, CA 94301
If to the Company:
Attention: Steven Jackson
564 Gateway Drive
Napa, CA 94558-7517
With a copy to:
Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP
Attention: Stephen L. Palmer, Esq.
State Street Financial Center
One Lincoln Street
Boston, MA 02111-2950
or to such other address as each party may designate for itself by like notice.
(h) Entire Agreement; Amendments. This Warrant constitutes the entire agreement and understanding of the parties hereto in respect of the subject matter hereof, and supersedes and replaces in their entirety any prior proposals, term sheets, letters, negotiations or other documents or agreements, whether written or oral, with respect to the subject matter hereof (including Lender's proposal letter dated January 24, 2008). None of the terms of this Warrant may be amended except by an instrument executed by each of the parties hereto.
(i) Headings. The various headings in this Warrant are inserted for convenience only and shall not affect the meaning or interpretation of this Warrant or any provisions hereof.
(j) Advice of Counsel. Each of the parties represents to each other party hereto that it has discussed (or had an opportunity to discuss) with its counsel this Warrant and, specifically, the provisions of Sections 12(n), 12(o), 12(p). 12(q) and 12(r).
(k) No Strict Construction. The parties hereto have participated jointly in the negotiation and drafting of this Warrant. In the event an ambiguity or question of intent or interpretation arises, this Warrant shall be construed as if drafted jointly by the parties hereto and no presumption or burden of proof shall arise favoring or disfavoring any party by virtue of the authorship of any provisions of this Warrant.
(l) No Waiver. No omission or delay by Warrantholder at any time to enforce any right or remedy reserved to it, or to require performance of any of the terms, covenants or provisions hereof by the Company at any time designated, shall be a waiver of any such right or remedy to which Warrantholder is entitled, nor shall it in any way affect the right of Warrantholder to enforce such provisions thereafter.
(m) Survival. All agreements, representations and warranties contained in this Warrant or in any document delivered pursuant hereto shall be for the benefit of Warrantholder and shall survive the execution and delivery of this Warrant and the expiration or other termination of this Warrant.
(n) Governing Law. This Warrant has been negotiated and delivered to Warrantholder in the State of California, and shall have been accepted by Warrantholder in the State of California. Delivery of Preferred Stock to Warrantholder by the Company under this Warrant is due in the State of California. This Warrant shall be governed by, and construed and enforced in accordance with, the laws of the State of California, excluding conflict of laws principles that would cause the application of laws of any other jurisdiction.
(o) Consent to Jurisdiction and Venue. All judicial proceedings arising in or under or related to this Warrant may be brought in any state or federal court of competent jurisdiction located in the State of California. By execution and delivery of this Warrant, each party hereto generally and unconditionally: (a) consents to personal jurisdiction in San Mateo County, State of California; (b) waives any objection as to jurisdiction or venue in San Mateo County, State of California; (c) agrees not to assert any defense based on lack of jurisdiction or venue in the aforesaid courts; and (d) irrevocably agrees to be bound by any judgment rendered thereby in connection with this Warrant. Service of process on any party hereto in any action arising out of
or relating to this Warrant shall be effective if given in accordance with the requirements for notice set forth in Section 12(g), and shall be deemed effective and received as set forth in Section 12(g). Nothing herein shall affect the right to serve process in any other manner permitted by law or shall limit the right of either party to bring proceedings in the courts of any other jurisdiction.
(p) Mutual Waiver of Jury Trial. Because disputes arising in connection with complex financial transactions are most quickly and economically resolved by an experienced and expert person and the parties wish applicable state and federal laws to apply (rather than arbitration rules), the parties desire that their disputes be resolved by a judge applying such applicable laws. EACH OF THE COMPANY AND WARRANTHOLDER SPECIFICALLY WAIVES ANY RIGHT IT MAY HAVE TO TRIAL BY JURY OF ANY CAUSE OF ACTION, CLAIM, CROSS-CLAIM, COUNTERCLAIM, THIRD PARTY CLAIM OR ANY OTHER CLAIM (COLLECTIVELY, "CLAIMS") ASSERTED BY THE COMPANY AGAINST WARRANTHOLDER OR ITS ASSIGNEE OR BY WARRANTHOLDER OR ITS ASSIGNEE AGAINST THE COMPANY. This waiver extends to all such Claims, including Claims that involve Persons other than Borrower and Lender; Claims that arise out of or are in any way connected to the relationship between the Company and Warrantholder; and any Claims for damages, breach of contract, specific performance, or any equitable or legal relief of any kind, arising out of this Warrant.
(q) Arbitration. If the Mutual Waiver of Jury Trial set forth in Section 12(p) is ineffective or unenforceable, the parties agree that all Claims shall be submitted to binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of JAMS (the "Rules"), such arbitration to occur before one arbitrator, which arbitrator shall be a retired California state judge or a retired Federal court judge. Such proceeding shall be conducted in San Francisco County, California, with California rules of evidence and discovery applicable to such arbitration. The decision of the arbitrator shall be binding on the parties, and shall be final and nonappealable to the maximum extent permitted by law. Any judgement rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in a court of competent jurisdiction and enforced by the prevailing party as a final judgment of such court.
(r) Prearbitration Relief. In the event Claims are to be resolved by arbitration, either party may seek from a court of competent jurisdiction identified in Section 12(o), any prejudgment order, writ or other relief and have such prejudgment order, writ or other relief enforced to the fullest extent permitted by law notwithstanding that all Claims are otherwise subject to resolution by binding arbitration.
(s) Counterparts. This Warrant and any amendments, waivers, consents or supplements hereto may be executed in any number of counterparts, and by different parties hereto in separate counterparts, each of which when so delivered shall be deemed an original, but all of which counterparts shall constitute but one and the same instrument.
(t) Specific Performance. The parties hereto hereby declare that it is impossible to measure in money the damages which will accrue to Warrantholder by reason of the Company's failure to perform any of the obligations under this Warrant and agree that the terms of this Warrant shall be specifically enforceable by Warrrantholder. If Warrantholder institutes any
action or proceeding to specifically enforce the provisions hereof, any person against whom such action or proceeding is brought hereby waives the claim or defense therein that Warrantholder has an adequate remedy at law, and such person shall not offer in any such action or proceeding the claim or defense that such remedy at law exists.
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Warrant to be executed by its officers thereunto duly authorized as of the Effective Date.
|564 Gateway Drive|
|Napa, CA 94558-7517|
|Facsimile: (707) 259-0387|
|HERCULES TECHNOLOGY II, L.P.,|
|a Delaware limited partnership|
|By:||Hercules Technology SBIC Management, LLC,|
|its General Partner|
|By:||Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Inc.,|
|Name: K. Nicholas Martitsch|
|Its: Associate General Counsel|
|Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Inc..|
|Attn: Manuel Henriquez and Chief Legal Officer|
|400 Hamilton Avenue, Suite 310|
|Palo Alto, CA 94301|
NOTICE OF EXERCISE
|(1)||The undersigned Warrantholder hereby elects to purchase [ ] shares of the Series A 2005 Convertible Preferred Stock of Annie's, Inc., pursuant to the terms of the Warrant dated the 28th day of March, 2008 (the "Warrant") between Annie's, Inc. and the Warrantholder, and [CASH PAYMENT: tenders herewith payment of the Purchase Price in full, together with all applicable transfer taxes, if any.] [NET ISSUANCE: elects pursuant to Section 3(a) of the Warrant to effect a Net Issuance.]|
|(2)||Please issue a certificate or certificates representing said shares of Series A 2005 Convertible Preferred Stock in the name of the undersigned or in such other name as is specified below.|
|WARRANTHOLDER:||HERCULES TECHNOLOGY II, L.P.,|
|a Delaware limited partnership|
Hercules Technology SBIC Management, LLC,
its General Partner
Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Inc.,
ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF EXERCISE
The undersigned [ ], hereby acknowledge receipt of the "Notice of Exercise" from Hercules Technology II, L.P. to purchase [ ] shares of the Series A 2005 Convertible Preferred Stock of Annie's, Inc., pursuant to the terms of the Warrant, and further acknowledges that [ ] shares remain subject to purchase under the terms of the Warrant.
(To transfer or assign the foregoing Warrant execute this form and supply required information. Do not use this form to purchase shares.)
FOR VALUE RECEIVED, the foregoing Warrant and all rights evidenced thereby are hereby transferred and assigned to
|whose address is|
NOTE: The signature to this Transfer Notice must correspond with the name as it appears on the face of the Warrant, without alteration or enlargement or any change whatever. Officers of corporations and those acting in a fiduciary or other representative capacity should file proper evidence of authority to assign the foregoing Warrant.
Second Amended and Restated Stockholders' Agreement
By execution and delivery of this signature page, the undersigned hereby agrees to become a party to that certain Second Amended and Restated Stockholders' Agreement attached hereto as Exhibit A (the "Stockholders' Agreement") by and among (1) Annie's, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the "Company"), (2) Solera Partners, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership, and (3) SCI Partners, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership (collectively with Solera Partners, L.P., "Solera"), dated as of March 28, 2008. The undersigned is entitled to all of the benefits under and subject to all of the obligations, restrictions and limitations set forth in the Stockholders' Agreement that are applicable to the Continuing Stockholders. Upon acceptance by the Company, this signature page shall take effect and shall become part of the Stockholders' Agreement and the Stockholders' Agreement, as amended and restated, shall become effective. Capitalized terms not defined herein shall have the meaning given them in the Stockholders' Agreement.
Executed, in counterpart, as of the date set forth below.
|Dated: , 20|
[Acceptance on following page]
Agreed and Accepted:
Name: John Foraker
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Date: , 20
SOLERA PARTNERS, L.P.
By: Solera Capital GP, L.P., as General Partner
SCI PARTNERS, L.P.
By: Solera GP II, LLC, as General Partner