EX-10.7 16 d229773dex107.htm LOAN AND SECURITY AGREEMENT Loan and Security Agreement

Exhibit 10.7

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LOAN AND SECURITY AGREEMENT

This LOAN AND SECURITY AGREEMENT (this “Agreement”) dated as of the Effective Date is between SILICON VALLEY BANK, a California corporation (“Bank”), with its principal place of business at 3003 Tasman Drive, Santa Clara, California 95054 (FAX (650) 320-0016) and AUDIENCE, INC., a California corporation (“Borrower”), with its principal place of business at 440 Clyde Avenue, Mountain View, California 94043 (FAX (650) 254-2898), and provides the terms on which Bank shall lend to Borrower, and Borrower shall repay Bank. The parties agree as follows:

1 ACCOUNTING AND OTHER TERMS

Accounting terms not defined in this Agreement shall be construed following GAAP. Calculations and determinations must be made following GAAP. The term “financial statements” includes the notes and schedules. The terms “including” and “includes” always mean “including (or includes) without limitation,” in this or any Loan Document. Capitalized terms not otherwise defined in this Agreement shall have the meanings set forth in Section 13. All other terms contained in this Agreement, unless otherwise indicated, shall have the meanings provided by the Code, to the extent such terms are defined therein.

2 LOAN AND TERMS OF PAYMENT

2.1 Promise to Pay. Borrower hereby unconditionally promises to pay Bank the unpaid principal amount of all Credit Extensions hereunder with all interest, fees and finance charges due thereon as and when due in accordance with this Agreement.

2.1.1 Financing of Accounts.

(a) Availability. Subject to the terms of this Agreement, Borrower may request that Bank finance Eligible Accounts. At all times that Borrower is Borrowing Base Eligible, Borrower may request that Bank finance Eligible Accounts on an aggregate basis by extending credit to Borrower in an amount equal to the result of the Advance Rate multiplied by the aggregate face amount of all Eligible Accounts. Bank may, in its sole discretion, change the percentage of the Advance Rate for a particular Eligible Account on a case by case basis. When Bank finances Eligible Accounts (an “Account Advance”) each such Eligible Account becomes a “Financed Receivable.”

(b) Purchase Order Advance Availability. Subject to the terms of this Agreement, at all times that Borrower’s Net Cash is greater than or equal to Three Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($3,500,000.00), Borrower may request that Bank finance specific Eligible Purchase Orders. Bank may, in its good faith business discretion, finance such Eligible


Purchase Orders by extending credit to Borrower in an amount equal to the result of the Advance Rate multiplied by the face amount of the Eligible Purchase Orders (the “Purchase Order Advance”). Bank may, in its sole discretion, change the percentage of the Advance Rate for a particular Eligible Purchase Order on a case by case basis. When Bank makes a Purchase Order Advance, the Eligible Purchase Order becomes a “Financed Receivable”.

(c) Maximum Advances. The aggregate face amount of all Financed Receivables outstanding at any time may not exceed the Facility Amount. The aggregate amount of all Purchase Order Advances outstanding at any time may not exceed the Purchase Order Sublimit. At any time, (i) the sum of outstanding Purchase Order Advances plus outstanding Advances may not exceed (ii) the Facility Amount multiplied by the Advance Rate.

(d) Borrowing Procedure. Borrower will deliver an Invoice Transmittal for each Eligible Account it offers and a Purchase Order Transmittal for each Eligible Purchase Order it offers. Bank may rely on information set forth in or provided with the Invoice Transmittal.

(e) End of Borrowing Base Eligible Status. At all times when Borrower is not Borrowing Base Eligible, Bank may, in its good faith business discretion, finance Eligible Accounts by extending credit to Borrower in an amount equal to the result of the Advance Rate multiplied by the face amount of a specific Eligible Account. Bank may, in its sole discretion, change the percentage of the Advance Rate for a particular Eligible Account on a case by case basis. At all times when Borrower is not Borrowing Base Eligible, Borrower shall deliver to Bank, as soon as possible, but in no event more than one (1) Business Day after Borrower is no longer Borrowing Base Eligible, an Invoice Transmittal and advance request in the form attached hereto as Exhibit D containing detailed invoice reporting, signed by a Responsible Officer together with a current accounts receivable aging and a copy of each invoice, all in accordance with Section 6.2 hereof. If the outstanding principal amount of any Account Advance exceeds the Advance Rate multiplied by the face amount of such Account Advance (as determined by Bank), Borrower shall immediately pay to Bank the excess and, in connection with same, hereby irrevocably authorizes Bank to debit any account of Borrower maintained by Borrower with Bank or any of Bank’s Affiliates for the amount of such excess. When Bank finances a specific Eligible Account, such Eligible Account becomes a “Financed Receivable”.

(f) Credit Quality; Confirmations. Bank may, at its option, conduct a credit check of the Account Debtor for each Account or Purchase Order requested by Borrower for financing hereunder in order to approve any such Account Debtor’s credit before agreeing to finance such Account or Purchase Order. At all times that Borrower is not Borrowing Base Eligible, Bank may also verify directly with the respective Account Debtors the validity, amount and other matters relating to the Accounts or Purchase Orders (including confirmations of Borrower’s representations in Section 5.3) by means of mail, telephone or otherwise, either in the name of Borrower or Bank from time to time in its sole but reasonable discretion.

 

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(g) Accounts Notification/Collection. Bank may notify any Person owing Borrower money of Bank’s security interest in the funds and verify and/or collect the amount of the Account or may invoice, verify and/or collect any amount payable in respect of any Purchase Order.

(h) Maturity. This Agreement with respect to Advances shall terminate and all Obligations outstanding hereunder with respect to Advances shall be immediately due and payable on the Maturity Date.

(i) Suspension of Advances. Borrower’s ability to request that Bank finance Eligible Accounts or Eligible Purchase Orders hereunder will terminate if, in Bank’s sole discretion, there has been a material adverse change in the general affairs, officers, results of operation, condition (financial or otherwise) or the prospect of repayment of the Obligations, or there has been any material adverse deviation by Borrower from the most recent business plan of Borrower presented to and accepted by Bank prior to the execution of this Agreement.

2.2 Collections, Finance Charges, Remittances and Fees. The Obligations shall be subject to the following fees and Finance Charges. Unpaid fees and Finance Charges may, in Bank’s discretion, accrue interest and fees as described in Section 9.2 hereof. Notwithstanding the foregoing, when Borrower is Borrowing Base Eligible, Bank will not credit Collections to the Financed Receivable Balance for any Financed Receivables, but will instead remit the proceeds of all Collections to an operating account of Borrower maintained with Bank.

2.2.1 Collections. Collections will be credited to the Financed Receivable Balance for such Financed Receivable, but if there is an Event of Default, Bank may apply Collections to the Obligations in any order it chooses. If Bank receives a payment for both a Financed Receivable and a non-Financed Receivable, the funds will first be applied to the Financed Receivable and, if there is no Event of Default then existing, the excess will be remitted to Borrower, subject to Section 2.2.8.

2.2.2 Facility Fee. A fully earned, non refundable facility fee of Seven Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($7,500) is due upon execution of this Agreement (the “Facility Fee”), and an additional non refundable loan fee of Seven Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($7,500) is due upon each anniversary of the Effective Date.

2.2.3 Finance Charges. In computing Finance Charges on the Obligations under this Agreement, all Collections received by Bank shall be deemed applied by Bank on account of the Obligations on the day of Bank’s receipt of the Collections. Borrower will pay a finance charge (the “Account Finance Charge”) on the outstanding Account Advances which is equal to the Applicable Rate divided by 360 multiplied by the number of days each such Financed Receivable is outstanding multiplied by either (a) at all times that Borrower is Borrowing Base Eligible, the outstanding amount of Account Advances or (b) at all other times, the outstanding Financed Receivable Balance with respect to the Account Advances. Borrower will also pay a finance charge (the “Purchase Order Finance Charge”, and together with the Account Finance Charge, the “Finance Charge”) on the outstanding Purchase Order Advances

 

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which is equal to the Applicable Rate divided by 360 multiplied by the number of days each such Financed Receivable is outstanding multiplied by the outstanding Financed Receivable Balance with respect to the Purchase Order Advances. The Finance Charge is payable when the Advance made based on such Financed Receivable is payable in accordance with Section 2.3 hereof. Notwithstanding the foregoing, when Borrower is Borrowing Base Eligible, all Finance Charges shall be payable monthly on the first (1st) calendar day of each month. All changes to the Applicable Rate which arise due to a change in the Applicable Margin shall become effective on the first day of the second calendar month after the Reconciliation Period in which the change in Net Cash occurs. During the existence of an Event of Default, the Applicable Rate will increase an additional five percent (5.0%) per annum effective immediately upon the occurrence and continuation of such Event of Default.

2.2.4 Collateral Handling Fee. If Borrower’s Net Cash, tested as of the last day of each Reconciliation Period, is greater than or equal to One Dollar ($1.00), Borrower will not pay any Collateral Handling Fee (as hereinafter defined) in the Reconciliation Period which is two (2) calendar months after the Reconciliation Period in which Borrower’s Net Cash is tested. For all other Reconciliation Periods, Borrower will pay to Bank a Collateral Handling Fee equal to 0.415% per month of the Financed Receivable Balance for each Financed Receivable outstanding based upon a 360 day year (the “Collateral Handling Fee”). This fee is charged on a daily basis which is equal to the Collateral Handling Fee divided by 30, multiplied by the number of days each such Financed Receivable is outstanding, multiplied by the outstanding Financed Receivable Balance. The Collateral Handling Fee is payable when the Advance made based on such Financed Receivable is payable in accordance with Section 2.3 hereof. In computing Collateral Handling Fees under this Agreement, all Collections received by Bank shall be deemed applied by Bank on account of the Obligations on the same Business Day of receipt of the Collections. During the Existence of an Event of Default, the Collateral Handling Fee will increase an additional one half of one percent (0.50%) effective immediately upon such Event of Default.

2.2.5 Accounting. After each Reconciliation Period, Bank will provide an accounting of the transactions for that Reconciliation Period, including the amount of all Financed Receivables, all Collections, Adjustments, Finance Charges, Collateral Handling Fee and the Facility Fee. If Borrower does not object to the accounting in writing within thirty (30) days it shall be considered accurate. All Finance Charges and other interest and fees are calculated on the basis of a 360 day year and actual days elapsed.

2.2.6 Deductions. Bank may deduct fees, Finance Charges, Advances which become due pursuant to Section 2.3, and other amounts due pursuant to this Agreement from any Advances made or Collections received by Bank.

2.2.7 Adjustment to Interest Rate. Changes to the interest rate of any Credit Extension based on changes to the Prime Rate shall be effective on the effective date of any change to the Prime Rate and to the extent of any such change.

 

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2.2.8 Lockbox; Account Collection Services.

(a) Commencing as of the Effective Date, Borrower shall direct each Account Debtor (and each depository institution where proceeds of Accounts are on deposit) to wire transfer all automatic clearing house and wire payments with respect to the Accounts to a cash collateral account that Bank controls (the “Cash Collateral Account”). It will be considered an immediate Event of Default if the Cash Collateral Account is not set-up and operational on the Effective Date. At all times that Borrower is Borrowing Base Eligible, provided no Event of Default exists or an event that with notice or lapse of time will be an Event of Default, within one (1) Business Day of receipt of such amounts by Bank, Bank will transfer such payments into Borrower’s operating account maintained by Bank.

(b) As and when directed by Bank from time to time, at Bank’s option and at the sole and exclusive discretion of Bank (regardless of whether an Event of Default has occurred) and subject to Bank’s quarterly review of Borrower’s check collections, Borrower shall direct each Account Debtor (and each depository institution where proceeds of Accounts are on deposit) to remit all other checks and other payments with respect to the Accounts to a lockbox account established with Bank (the “Lockbox”). It will be considered an immediate Event of Default if the Lockbox is not set-up and operational within forty-five (45) days from the date of such direction by Bank. From the date that Bank directs Borrower to establish the Lockbox as set forth above until such time as the Lockbox is established, such proceeds shall be paid by the Account Debtors to an address consented to by Bank. Upon receipt by Borrower of such proceeds, Borrower shall promptly transfer and deliver same to Bank, along with a detailed cash receipts journal. Provided no Event of Default exists or an event that with notice or lapse of time will be an Event of Default, within three (3) days of receipt of such amounts by Bank, Bank will turn over to Borrower the proceeds of the Accounts other than Collections with respect to Financed Receivables and the amount of Collections in excess of the amounts for which Bank has made an Advance to Borrower, less any amounts due to Bank, such as the Finance Charge, the Facility Fee, payments due to Bank, other fees and expenses, or otherwise; provided, however, Bank may hold such excess amount with respect to Financed Receivables as a reserve until the end of the applicable Reconciliation Period if Bank, in its discretion, determines that other Financed Receivables may no longer qualify as an Eligible Account or an Eligible Purchase Order at any time prior to the end of the subject Reconciliation Period. Notwithstanding the foregoing, at all times that Borrower is Borrowing Base Eligible, provided no Event of Default exists or an event that with notice or lapse of time will be an Event of Default, within one (1) Business Day of receipt of such amounts by Bank, Bank will transfer the proceeds of Accounts into Borrower’s operating account maintained with Bank. This Section does not impose any affirmative duty on Bank to perform any act other than as specifically set forth herein. All Accounts and the proceeds thereof are Collateral and if an Event of Default exists, Bank may apply the proceeds of such Accounts and Purchase Orders to the Obligations.

2.2.9 Bank Expenses. Borrower shall pay all Bank Expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses, plus expenses, for documentation and negotiation of this Agreement) incurred through and after the Effective Date, when due.

 

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2.2.10 Good Faith Deposit. Borrower has paid to Bank a deposit of Fifteen Thousand Dollars ($15,000.00) (the “Good Faith Deposit”) to initiate Bank’s due diligence review process. Any portion of the Good Faith Deposit not utilized to pay Bank Expenses will be applied to the Facility Fee.

2.3 Repayment of Obligations; Adjustments.

2.3.1 Repayment. Borrower will repay each Advance on the earliest of: (a) the date on which payment is received of the Financed Receivable with respect to which the Advance was made, (b) the date on which the Financed Receivable is no longer an Eligible Account or Eligible Purchase Order, (c) the date on which any Adjustment is asserted to the Financed Receivable (but only to the extent of the Adjustment if the Financed Receivable remains otherwise an Eligible Account or Eligible Purchase Order), (d) the date on which there is a breach of any warranty or representation set forth in Section 5.3 with respect to such Financed Receivable, or a breach of any covenant in this Agreement or (e) the Maturity Date (including any early termination). Each payment will also include all accrued Finance Charges and Collateral Handling Fees with respect to such Advance and all other amounts then due and payable hereunder. Notwithstanding the foregoing, at any time that Borrower is Borrowing Base Eligible, Borrower will repay each Advance on the earliest of (a) the date on which there is a breach of any warranty or representation set forth in Section 5.3, (b) the Maturity Date (including any early termination), or (c) to the extent required under Section 2.1.1(e).

2.3.2 Repayment on Event of Default. When there is an Event of Default in existence, Borrower will, if Bank demands (or, upon the occurrence of an Event of Default under Section 8.5, immediately without notice or demand from Bank) repay all of the Advances. The demand may, at Bank’s option, include the Advance for each Financed Receivable then outstanding and all accrued Finance Charges, Collateral Handling Fee, attorneys’ and professional fees, court costs and expenses, and any other Obligations.

2.3.3 Debit of Accounts. Bank may debit any of Borrower’s deposit accounts for payments or any amounts Borrower owes Bank hereunder. Bank shall promptly notify Borrower when it debits Borrower’s accounts. These debits shall not constitute a set-off.

2.3.4 Adjustments. If, at any time during the term of this Agreement, any Account Debtor asserts an Adjustment to a Financed Receivable, Borrower issues a credit memorandum to a Financed Receivable, or any of the representations and warranties in Section 5.3 or covenants in this Agreement are no longer true in all material respects, Borrower will promptly advise Bank.

2.4 Power of Attorney. Borrower irrevocably appoints Bank and its successors and assigns as attorney-in-fact and authorizes Bank, to: (a) following the occurrence and during the continuance of an Event of Default, (i) sell, assign, transfer, pledge, compromise, or discharge all or any part of the Financed Receivables; (ii) demand, collect, sue, and give releases to any Account Debtor for monies due and compromise, prosecute, or defend any action, claim, case or proceeding about the Financed Receivables, including filing a claim or voting a claim in any

 

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bankruptcy case in Bank’s or Borrower’s name, as Bank chooses; and (iii) prepare, file and sign Borrower’s name on any notice, claim, assignment, demand, draft, or notice of or satisfaction of lien or mechanics’ lien or similar document; and (b) regardless of whether there has been an Event of Default, (i) notify all Account Debtors to pay Bank directly; (ii) receive, open, and dispose of mail addressed to Borrower sent to the Lockbox; (iii) endorse Borrower’s name on checks or other instruments (to the extent necessary to pay amounts owed pursuant to this Agreement); and (iv) execute on Borrower’s behalf any instruments, documents, financing statements to perfect Bank’s interests in the Financed Receivables and Collateral and do all acts and things necessary or expedient, as determined solely and exclusively by Bank, to protect or preserve, Bank’s rights and remedies under this Agreement, as directed by Bank.

2.5 Equipment Loan Advances.

(a) Availability. Subject to the satisfaction of the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Bank shall make advances (each an “Equipment Loan Advance”) available to Borrower in an amount not to exceed the Equipment Loan Amount on the Effective Date through and including the Equipment Loan Commitment Termination Date. Equipment Loan Advances may only be used to finance Eligible Equipment purchased within ninety (90) days (determined based upon the applicable invoice date of such Eligible Equipment) before the date of each Equipment Loan Advance; provided, however that the initial Equipment Loan Advance may be used to finance Equipment purchased on or after September 1, 2008. No Equipment Loan Advance may exceed one hundred percent (100%) of the total invoice for Eligible Equipment (excluding taxes, shipping, warranty charges, freight discounts and installation expenses relating to such Eligible Equipment except to the extent such are allowed to be financed pursuant hereto as Other Equipment). Unless otherwise agreed to by Bank, not more than twenty-five percent (25%) of the proceeds of the Equipment Loan Advances shall be used to finance Other Equipment. Each Equipment Loan Advance must be in an amount equal to the lesser of Two Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($250,000.00) or the amount that has not yet been drawn under the Equipment Loan Amount. After repayment, no Equipment Loan Advance may be reborrowed.

(b) Repayment of Equipment Loan. For each Equipment Loan Advance, Borrower shall make thirty six (36) consecutive equal monthly payments of principal, plus accrued interest commencing on the first (1st) day of the first (1st) month after each Funding Date and ending on the Equipment Loan Maturity Date. All unpaid principal accrued and unpaid interest on each Equipment Loan Advance is due and payable in full on the Equipment Loan Maturity Date.

(c) Prepayment Upon an Event of Loss. Borrower shall bear the risk of any loss, theft, destruction, or damage of or to the Financed Equipment. If, during the term of this Agreement, any item of Financed Equipment becomes obsolete or is lost, stolen, destroyed, damaged beyond repair, rendered permanently unfit for use, or seized by a governmental authority for any reason for a period ending beyond the Equipment Loan Maturity Date with respect to such Financed Equipment (an “Event of Loss”), then, within ten (10) days following such Event of Loss, Borrower shall (i) pay to Bank on account of the Obligations all accrued

 

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interest to the date of the prepayment, plus all outstanding principal owing with respect to the Financed Equipment subject to the Event of Loss; or (ii) if no Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, at Borrower’s option, repair or replace any Financed Equipment subject to an Event of Loss provided the repaired or replaced Financed Equipment is of equal or like value to the Financed Equipment subject to an Event of Loss and provided further that Bank has a first priority perfected security interest in such repaired or replaced Financed Equipment. Any partial prepayment of an Equipment Loan Advance paid by Borrower on account of an Event of Loss shall be applied to prepay amounts owing for such Equipment Loan Advance in inverse order of maturity.

(d) Voluntary prepayments. Borrower shall have the option to prepay each Equipment Loan Advance from time to time under this Agreement without premium or penalty, provided Borrower (i) shall provide written notice to Bank of its election to prepay such Equipment Loan Advance at lease five (5) days prior to such prepayment and (ii) pays, on the date of such prepayment, (a) all outstanding principal and accrued interest, plus (b) all other sums, if any, that shall have become due and payable.

(e) Interest Rate. Subject to Section 2.5(f), the principal amount outstanding for each Equipment Loan Advance shall accrue interest at a fixed per annum rate equal to six and one half of one percent (6.5%) (the “Equipment Loan Interest Rate”), which interest shall be payable monthly. Interest shall be computed on the basis of a 360 day year for the actual number of days elapsed.

(f) Default Rate. Immediately upon the occurrence and during the continuance of an Event of Default, each Equipment Loan Advance shall bear interest at a rate per annum which is five percent (5%) above the Equipment Loan Interest Rate (the “Default Rate”).

(g) Equipment Loan Fee. A fully earned, non refundable Equipment Loan Advance facility fee of One Thousand Two Hundred Fifty Dollars ($1,250.00) is due upon execution of this Agreement.

3 CONDITIONS OF LOANS

3.1 Conditions Precedent to Initial Credit Extension. Bank’s obligation to make the initial Credit Extension is subject to the condition precedent that Bank shall have received, in form and substance satisfactory to Bank, such documents, and completion of such other matters, as Bank may reasonably deem necessary or appropriate, including, without limitation:

(a) a certificate of the Secretary of Borrower with respect to articles, bylaws, incumbency and resolutions authorizing the execution and delivery of this Agreement;

(b) subordination agreements/intercreditor agreements by certain Persons;

 

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(c) Perfection Certificate by Borrower;

(d) Warrant to Purchase Stock;

(e) Investors’ Rights Agreement;

(f) Account Control Agreement/ Investment Account Control Agreement;

(g) evidence satisfactory to Bank that the insurance policies required by Section 6.4 hereof are in full force and effect, together with appropriate evidence showing lender loss payable and/or additional insured clauses or endorsements in favor of Bank;

(h) payment of the fees and Bank Expenses then due and payable;

(i) Certificate of Foreign Qualification (if applicable);

(j) Certificate of Good Standing/Legal Existence; and

(k) such other documents, and completion of such other matters, as Bank may reasonably deem necessary or appropriate.

3.2 Conditions Precedent to all Credit Extensions. Bank’s obligation to make each Credit Extension, including the initial Credit Extension, is subject to the following:

(a) receipt of the Invoice Transmittal, Purchase Order Transmittal or Payment/Advance Form for each Equipment Loan Advance;

(b) Bank shall have (at its option) conducted the confirmations and verifications as described in Section 2.1.1(f); and

(c) each of the representations and warranties in Section 5 shall be true on the date of the Invoice Transmittal, Purchase Order Transmittal or the Funding Date and on the effective date of each Credit Extension (except to the extent such representations and warranties expressly refer to a specific date, in which case they shall be true and correct as of such date) and no Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, or result from the Credit Extension. Each Credit Extension is Borrower’s representation and warranty on that date that the representations and warranties in Section 5 remain true (except to the extent such representations and warranties expressly refer to a specific date, in which case they shall be true and correct as of such date); and

(d) in Bank’s sole discretion, there has not been any material impairment in the general affairs, senior management, results of operation, financial condition or

 

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the prospect of repayment of the Obligations, or there has not been any material adverse deviation by Borrower from the most recent business plan of Borrower presented to and accepted by Bank.

3.3 Procedures for Borrowing.

(a) Equipment Loan Advances. Subject to the prior satisfaction of all other applicable conditions to the making of an Equipment Loan Advance set forth in this Agreement, to obtain an Equipment Loan Advance, Borrower must notify Bank (which notice shall be irrevocable) by electronic mail or facsimile no later than 12:00 p.m. Pacific time one (1) Business Day before the proposed Funding Date. The notice shall be a Payment/Advance Form, must be signed by a Responsible Officer or designee, and shall include a copy of the invoice for the Equipment being financed. If Borrower satisfies the conditions of each Equipment Loan Advance, Bank shall disburse such Equipment Loan Advance by transfer to the Designated Deposit Account.

4 CREATION OF SECURITY INTEREST

4.1 Grant of Security Interest. Borrower hereby grants Bank, to secure the payment and performance in full of all of the Obligations, a continuing security interest in, and pledges to Bank, the Collateral, wherever located, whether now owned or hereafter acquired or arising, and all proceeds and products thereof. Borrower represents, warrants, and covenants that the security interest granted herein shall be a first priority security interest in the Collateral (subject only to Permitted Liens). If Borrower shall at any time, acquire a commercial tort claim with a value in excess of One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00), Borrower shall promptly notify Bank in a writing signed by Borrower of the general details thereof and grant to Bank in such writing a security interest therein and in the proceeds thereof, all upon the terms of this Agreement, with such writing to be in form and substance satisfactory to Bank.

If this Agreement is terminated, Bank’s Lien in the Collateral shall continue until the Obligations (other than inchoate indemnity obligations) are repaid in full in cash, it being understood that Bank shall not be entitled to and shall not retain cash in excess of the Obligations, except as required by applicable law. Upon payment in full in cash of the Obligations (other than inchoate indemnity obligations) and at such time as Bank’s obligation to make Credit Extensions has terminated, Bank shall, at Borrower’s sole cost and expense, release its Liens in the Collateral and all rights therein shall revert to Borrower and Bank shall, at Borrower’s sole cost and expense, deliver such documents and make such filings as Borrower may reasonably request to evidence such termination.

4.2 Authorization to File Financing Statements. Borrower hereby authorizes Bank to file financing statements, without notice to Borrower, with all appropriate jurisdictions to perfect or protect Bank’s interest or rights hereunder, including a notice that any disposition of the Collateral, by either Borrower or any other Person, shall be deemed to violate the rights of Bank under the Code. Any such financing statements may indicate the Collateral as “all assets of the Debtor” or words of similar effect, or as being of an equal or lesser scope, or with greater detail, all in Bank’s discretion.

 

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5 REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES

Borrower represents and warrants as follows:

5.1 Due Organization and Authorization. Borrower and each of its Subsidiaries are duly existing and in good standing as a Registered Organization in their respective jurisdictions of formation and are qualified and licensed to do business and are in good standing in any jurisdiction in which the conduct of their respective business or ownership of property requires that they be qualified except where the failure to do so could not reasonably be expected to have a material adverse effect on Borrower’s business. In connection with this Agreement, Borrower has delivered to Bank a completed certificate signed by Borrower, entitled “Perfection Certificate”. Borrower represents and warrants to Bank that (a) Borrower’s exact legal name is that indicated on the Perfection Certificate and on the signature page hereof; (b) Borrower is an organization of the type and is organized in the jurisdiction set forth in the Perfection Certificate; (c) the Perfection Certificate accurately sets forth Borrower’s organizational identification number or accurately states that Borrower has none; (d) the Perfection Certificate accurately sets forth Borrower’s place of business, or, if more than one, its chief executive office as well as Borrower’s mailing address (if different than its chief executive office); (e) except as set forth in the Perfection Certificate, Borrower (and each of its predecessors) has not, in the past five (5) years, changed its jurisdiction of formation, organizational structure or type, or any organizational number assigned by its jurisdiction; and (f) all other information set forth on the Perfection Certificate pertaining to Borrower and each of its Subsidiaries is accurate and complete (it being understood and agreed that Borrower may from time to time update certain information in the Perfection Certificate after the Effective Date to the extent permitted by one or more specific provisions in this Agreement). If Borrower is not now a Registered Organization but later becomes one, Borrower shall promptly notify Bank of such occurrence and provide Bank with Borrower’s organizational identification number.

The execution, delivery and performance by Borrower of the Loan Documents to which it is a party have been duly authorized, and do not (i) conflict with any of Borrower’s organizational documents, (ii) contravene, conflict with, constitute a default under or violate any material Requirement of Law, (iii) contravene, conflict or violate any applicable order, writ, judgment, injunction, decree, determination or award of any Governmental Authority by which Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries or any of their property or assets may be bound or affected, (iv) require any action by, filing, registration, or qualification with, or Governmental Approval from, any Governmental Authority (except such Governmental Approvals which have already been obtained and are in full force and effect) or (v) constitute an event of default under any material agreement by which Borrower is bound. Borrower is not in default under any agreement to which it is a party or by which it is bound in which the default could reasonably be expected to have a material adverse effect on Borrower’s business.

5.2 Collateral. Borrower has good title to, has rights in, and the power to transfer each item of the Collateral upon which it purports to grant a Lien hereunder, free and clear of

 

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any and all Liens except Permitted Liens. Borrower has no deposit accounts other than the deposit accounts with Bank, the deposit accounts, if any, described in the Perfection Certificate delivered to Bank in connection herewith, or of which Borrower has given Bank notice and taken such actions as are necessary to give Bank a perfected security interest therein. The Accounts are bona fide, existing obligations of the Account Debtors. All Inventory is in all material respects of good and marketable quality, free from material defects. All Financed Equipment is new, except for such Financed Equipment that has been disclosed in writing to Bank by Borrower as “used” and that Bank, in its sole discretion, has agreed to finance.

The Collateral is not in the possession of any third party bailee (such as a warehouse) except as otherwise provided in the Perfection Certificate. None of the components of the Collateral shall be maintained at locations other than as provided in the Perfection Certificate or as permitted pursuant to Section 7.2. In the event that Borrower, after the date hereof, intends to store with, or otherwise deliver to, a bailee any portion of the Collateral having a balue in excess of Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000.00) in any location and not to exceed One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00) in the aggregate for all locations, then Borrower will first receive the written consent of Bank and such bailee must execute and deliver a bailee agreement in form and substance satisfactory to Bank in its sole discretion.

Borrower is the sole owner of its intellectual property, except for non-exclusive licenses granted to its customers in the ordinary course of business. Each of Borrower’s patents is valid and enforceable, and no part of Borrower’s intellectual property has been judged invalid or unenforceable, in whole or in part, and to the best of Borrower’s knowledge, no claim has been made that any part of the Borrower’s intellectual property violates the rights of any third party except to the extent such claim could not reasonably be expected to have a material adverse effect on Borrower’s business.

5.3 Financed Receivables. Borrower represents and warrants for each Financed Receivable:

(a) Such Financed Receivable is an Eligible Account or an Eligible Purchase Order;

(b) Borrower is the owner of and has the legal right to sell, transfer, assign and encumber such Financed Receivable;

(c) The correct amount is on the Invoice Transmittal or Purchase Order Transmittal and is not disputed;

(d) Payment is not contingent on any obligation or contract and Borrower has fulfilled all its obligations as of the Invoice Transmittal or Purchase Order Transmittal date;

(e) Such Financed Receivable is based on an actual sale and delivery of goods and/or services rendered, is due to Borrower, is not past due or in default, has not been previously sold, assigned, transferred, or pledged and is free of any liens, security interests and encumbrances other than Permitted Liens;

 

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(f) There are no defenses, offsets, counterclaims or agreements for which the Account Debtor may claim any deduction or discount;

(g) Borrower reasonably believes no Account Debtor on such Financed Receivable is insolvent or subject to any Insolvency Proceedings;

(h) Borrower has not filed or had filed against it Insolvency Proceedings and does not anticipate any filing;

(i) Bank has the right to endorse and/ or require Borrower to endorse all payments received on Financed Receivables and all proceeds of Collateral; and

(j) No representation, warranty or other statement of Borrower in any certificate or written statement given to Bank contains any untrue statement of a material fact or omits to state a material fact necessary to make the statement contained in the certificates or statement not misleading.

5.4 Litigation. There are no actions or proceedings pending or, to the knowledge of Borrower’s Responsible Officers, threatened in writing by or against Borrower or any Subsidiary involving more than Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000.00).

5.5 No Material Deviation in Financial Statements. All consolidated financial statements for Borrower and any Subsidiaries delivered to Bank fairly present in all material respects Borrower’s consolidated financial condition and Borrower’s consolidated results of operations. There has not been any material adverse change in Borrower’s consolidated financial condition since the date of the most recent financial statements submitted to Bank.

5.6 Solvency. The fair salable value of Borrower’s assets (including goodwill minus disposition costs) exceeds the fair value of its liabilities; Borrower is not left with unreasonably small capital after the transactions in this Agreement; and Borrower is able to pay its debts (including trade debts) as they mature.

5.7 Regulatory Compliance. Borrower is not an “investment company” or a company “controlled” by an “investment company” under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended. Borrower is not engaged as one of its important activities in extending credit for margin stock (under Regulations X, T and U of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors). Neither Borrower nor any of its Subsidiaries is a “holding company” or an “affiliate” of a “holding company” or a “subsidiary company” of a “holding company” as each term is defined and used in the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 2005. Borrower has complied in all material respects with the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act. Borrower has not violated any laws, ordinances or rules, the violation of which could reasonably be expected to cause a

 

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Material Adverse Change. None of Borrower’s or any Subsidiary’s properties or assets has been used by Borrower or any Subsidiary or, to the best of Borrower’s knowledge, by previous Persons, in disposing, producing, storing, treating, or transporting any hazardous substance other than legally. Borrower and each of its Subsidiaries have obtained all consents, approvals and authorizations of, made all declarations or filings with, and given all notices to, all Governmental Authorities that are necessary to continue their respective businesses as currently conducted except where the failure to obtain, make or give any such consent, approval, authorization, declaration, filing or notice could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Change.

5.8 Subsidiaries. Borrower does not own any stock, partnership interest or other equity securities except for Permitted Investments.

5.9 Tax Returns and Payments; Pension Contributions. Borrower and each Subsidiary have timely filed all required tax returns and reports, and Borrower and each Subsidiary have timely paid all foreign, federal, state and local taxes, assessments, deposits and contributions owed by Borrower and each Subsidiary. Borrower may defer payment of any contested taxes, provided that Borrower (a) in good faith contests its obligation to pay the taxes by appropriate proceedings promptly and diligently instituted and conducted, (b) notifies Bank in writing of the commencement of, and any material development in, the proceedings, (c) posts bonds or takes any other steps required to prevent the governmental authority levying such contested taxes from obtaining a Lien upon any of the Collateral that is other than a “Permitted Lien”. Borrower is unaware of any claims or adjustments proposed for any of Borrower’s prior tax years which could result in additional taxes becoming due and payable by Borrower. Borrower has paid all amounts necessary to fund all present pension, profit sharing and deferred compensation plans in accordance with their terms, and Borrower has not withdrawn from participation in, and has not permitted partial or complete termination of, or permitted the occurrence of any other event with respect to, any such plan which could reasonably be expected to result in any liability of Borrower, including any liability to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation or its successors or any other governmental agency.

5.10 Full Disclosure. No written representation, warranty or other statement of Borrower in any certificate or written statement given to Bank, as of the date such representation, warranty, or other statement was made, taken together with all such written certificates and written statements given to Bank, contains any untrue statement of a material fact or omits to state a material fact necessary to make the statements contained in the certificates or statements not misleading (it being recognized by Bank that projections and forecasts provided by Borrower in good faith and based upon reasonable assumptions are not viewed as facts and that actual results during the period or periods covered by such projections and forecasts may differ from the projected or forecasted results).

 

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6 AFFIRMATIVE COVENANTS

Borrower shall do all of the following:

6.1 Government Compliance.

(a) Maintain its and all its Subsidiaries’ legal existence and good standing in their respective jurisdictions of formation and maintain qualification in each jurisdiction in which the failure to so qualify would reasonably be expected to have a material adverse effect on Borrower’s business or operations. Borrower shall comply, and have each Subsidiary comply, with all laws, ordinances and regulations to which it is subject, noncompliance with which could have a material adverse effect on Borrower’s business.

(b) Obtain all of the Governmental Approvals necessary for the performance by Borrower of its obligations under the Loan Documents to which it is a party and the grant of a security interest to Bank in all of its property. Borrower shall promptly provide copies of any such obtained Governmental Approvals to Bank.

6.2 Financial Statements, Reports, Certificates.

(a) Deliver to Bank: (i) as soon as available, but no later than thirty (30) days after the last day of each month, a company prepared consolidated balance sheet and income statement covering Borrower’s consolidated operations during the period certified by a Responsible Officer and in a form acceptable to Bank, in its reasonable discretion; (ii) as soon as available, but no later than one hundred eighty (180) days after the last day of Borrower’s fiscal year, audited consolidated financial statements prepared under GAAP, consistently applied, together with an unqualified opinion on the financial statements from an independent certified public accounting firm reasonably acceptable to Bank; provided, however that the annual audited financial statements for Borrower’s fiscal year ended December 31, 2008 shall be due no later than September 30, 2009; (iii), within five (5) days of filing, copies of all statements, reports and notices made available to Borrower’s security holders or to any holders of Subordinated Debt and all reports on Form 10-K, 10-Q and 8 K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission; (iv) a prompt report of any legal actions pending or threatened in writing against Borrower or any Subsidiary that could result in damages or costs to Borrower or any Subsidiary of Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000.00) or more; (v) as soon as available, but no later than ten (10) days after approval by Borrower’s Board of Directors, annual financial projections for the following fiscal year commensurate in form and substance with those provided to Borrower’s venture capital investors; and (vi) budgets, sales projections, operating plans or other financial information reasonably requested by Bank.

(b) Within thirty (30) days after the last day of each month, deliver to Bank with the monthly financial statements a Compliance Certificate signed by a Responsible Officer in the form of Exhibit B.

(c) Allow Bank to audit Borrower’s Collateral, including, but not limited to, Borrower’s Accounts at Borrower’s expense, at reasonable times upon reasonable notice to Borrower; provided, however, prior to the existence of an Event of Default, Borrower shall be obligated to pay for not more than one (1) audit per year. The foregoing audits shall be at Borrower’s expense, and the charge therefor shall be Eight Hundred Fifty Dollars ($850.00)

 

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per person per day (or such higher amount as shall represent Bank’s then-current standard charge for the same), plus reasonable out-of-pocket expenses. Borrower hereby acknowledges that the first such audit will be conducted within thirty (30) days after the first Advance under this Agreement. After the occurrence and during the continuance of an Event of Default, Bank may audit Borrower’s Collateral, including, but not limited to, Borrower’s Accounts at Borrower’s expense and at Bank’s sole and exclusive discretion and without notification and authorization from Borrower.

(d) Upon Bank’s request, provide a written report respecting any Financed Receivable, if payment of any Financed Receivable does not occur by its due date and include the reasons for the delay.

(e) Provide Bank with, as soon as available, but no later than thirty (30) days following each Reconciliation Period, an aged listing of accounts receivable and accounts payable by invoice date, in form acceptable to Bank.

(f) Provide Bank with, as soon as available, but no later than thirty (30) days following each Reconciliation Period, a Deferred Revenue report and sell-through report, each in form acceptable to Bank.

(g) At all times that Borrower is Borrowing Base Eligible, provide Bank within thirty (30) days following each Reconciliation Period, a Borrowing Base Certificate signed by a Responsible Officer of Borrower and all invoices financed during such Reconciliation Period.

6.3 Taxes. Borrower shall make, and cause each Subsidiary to make, timely payment of all foreign, federal, state, and local taxes or assessments (other than taxes and assessments which Borrower is contesting in good faith, with adequate reserves maintained in accordance with GAAP) and will deliver to Bank, on demand, appropriate certificates attesting to such payments.

6.4 Insurance. Keep its business and the Collateral insured for risks and in amounts standard for companies in Borrower’s industry and location, and as Bank may reasonably request. Insurance policies shall be in a form, with companies, and in amounts that are satisfactory to Bank in its reasonable discretion. All property policies shall have a lender’s loss payable endorsement showing Bank as the sole lender loss payee and waive subrogation against Bank, and all liability policies shall show, or have endorsements showing, Bank as an additional insured. All policies (or the loss payable and additional insured endorsements) shall provide that the insurer must give Bank at least twenty (20) days notice before canceling, amending, or declining to renew its policy. At Bank’s request, Borrower shall deliver certified copies of policies and evidence of all premium payments. Proceeds payable under any policy shall, at Bank’s option, be payable to Bank on account of the Obligations. Notwithstanding the foregoing, (a) (x) so long as no Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, Borrower shall have the option of applying the proceeds of any casualty policy up to One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00), in the aggregate, toward the replacement or repair of destroyed or

 

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damaged property; provided that any such replaced or repaired property (i) shall be of equal or like value as the replaced or repaired Collateral and (ii) shall be deemed Collateral in which Bank has been granted a first priority security interest and (b) (y) after the occurrence and during the continuance of an Event of Default, all proceeds payable under such casualty policy shall, at the option of Bank, be payable to Bank on account of the Obligations. If Borrower fails to obtain insurance as required under this Section 6.4 or to pay any amount or furnish any required proof of payment to third persons and Bank, Bank may make all or part of such payment or obtain such insurance policies required in this Section 6.4, and take any action under the policies Bank deems prudent.

6.5 Accounts.

(a) To permit Bank to monitor Borrower’s financial performance and condition, Borrower shall maintain with Bank Borrower’s primary banking services, including, without limitation, foreign exchange services, domestic and international depository and operating accounts.

(b) Borrower shall identify to Bank, in writing, any deposit or securities account opened by Borrower with any institution other than Bank. In addition, for each such account that Borrower at any time opens or maintains, Borrower shall, at Bank’s request and option, pursuant to an agreement in form and substance acceptable to Bank, cause the depository bank or securities intermediary to agree that such account is the collateral of Bank pursuant to the terms hereunder. The provisions of the previous sentence shall not apply to deposit accounts exclusively used for payroll, payroll taxes and other employee wage and benefit payments to or for the benefit of Borrower’s employees.

6.6 Inventory; Returns. Keep all Inventory in good and marketable condition, free from material defects. Returns and allowances between Borrower and its Account Debtors shall follow Borrower’s customary practices as they exist at the Effective Date. Borrower must promptly notify Bank of all returns, recoveries, disputes and claims that involve more than One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00).

6.7 Financial Covenants. Through the later of the Equipment Loan Commitment Termination Date or such time that no Equipment Loan Advances remain outstanding, Borrower shall, maintain at all times, to be tested as of the last day of each month, unless otherwise noted, on a consolidated basis with respect to Borrower and its Subsidiaries:

(a) Minimum Revenues. As of the last day of each month, Borrower’s rolling three (3) month revenues for such month shall not be less than seventy-five percent (75%) of Borrower’s projected revenues for such period as outlined in Borrower’s business plan dated July 17, 2009.

6.8 Protection of Intellectual Property Rights. Borrower shall: (a) protect, defend and maintain the validity and enforceability of its material intellectual property; (b) promptly

 

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advise Bank in writing of material infringements of its intellectual property; and (c) not allow any intellectual property material to Borrower’s business to be abandoned, forfeited or dedicated to the public without Bank’s written consent.

6.9 Litigation Cooperation. From the date hereof and continuing through the termination of this Agreement, make available to Bank, without expense to Bank, Borrower and its officers, employees and agents and Borrower’s Books and records, to the extent that Bank may deem them reasonably necessary to prosecute or defend any third-party suit or proceeding instituted by or against Bank with respect to any Collateral or relating to Borrower.

6.10 Further Assurances. Borrower shall execute any further instruments and take further action as Bank reasonably requests to perfect or continue Bank’s security interest in the Collateral or to effect the purposes of this Agreement.

7 NEGATIVE COVENANTS

Borrower shall not do any of the following without Bank’s prior written consent:

7.1 Dispositions. Convey, sell, lease, transfer, assign, or otherwise dispose of (collectively a “Transfer”), or permit any of its Subsidiaries to Transfer, all or any part of its business or property, except for Transfers (a) of Inventory in the ordinary course of business; (b) of worn-out or obsolete Equipment that does not constitute Financed Equipment; (c) in connection with Permitted Liens and Permitted Investments and dividends and distributions permitted pursuant to Section 7.6; (d) non-exclusive licenses for the use of the property of Borrower or its Subsidiaries in the ordinary course of business; and (e) other Transfers not exceeding Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000.00) in the aggregate in any fiscal year.

7.2 Changes in Business, Ownership, Management or Business Locations. Engage in or permit any of its Subsidiaries to engage in any business other than the businesses currently engaged in by Borrower and such Subsidiaries, as applicable, or consummate any transaction that would result in a material change in its ownership (other than by the sale of Borrower’s equity securities in a public offering or to venture capital investors or strategic investors so long as Borrower identifies to Bank the venture capital investors or strategic investors prior to the closing of the investment), or change any Key Person. Borrower shall not, without at least thirty (30) days prior written notice to Bank: (a) relocate its chief executive office, or add any new offices or business locations, including warehouses (unless such new offices or business locations contain less than Twenty Five Thousand Dollars ($25,000.00) in Borrower’s assets or property), or (b) change its jurisdiction of organization, or (c) change its organizational structure or type, or (d) change its legal name, or (e) change any organizational number (if any) assigned by its jurisdiction of organization.

7.3 Mergers or Acquisitions. Merge or consolidate, or permit any of its Subsidiaries to merge or consolidate, with any other Person, or acquire, or permit any of its Subsidiaries to acquire, all or substantially all of the capital stock or property of another Person. A Subsidiary may merge or consolidate into another Subsidiary or into Borrower.

 

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7.4 Indebtedness. Create, incur, assume, or be liable for any Indebtedness, or permit any Subsidiary to do so, other than Permitted Indebtedness.

7.5 Encumbrance. Create, incur, or allow any Lien on any of its property, or assign or convey any right to receive income, including the sale of any Accounts, or permit any of its Subsidiaries to do so, except for Permitted Liens, or permit any Collateral not to be subject to the first priority security interest granted herein, or enter into any agreement, document, instrument or other arrangement (except with or in favor of Bank) with any Person which directly or indirectly prohibits or has the effect of prohibiting Borrower or any Subsidiary from assigning, mortgaging, pledging, granting a security interest in or upon, or encumbering any of Borrower’s or any Subsidiary’s intellectual property, except as is otherwise permitted in Section 7.1 hereof and the definition of “Permitted Lien” herein.

7.6 Distributions; Investments. (a) Directly or indirectly acquire or own any Person, or make any Investment in any Person, other than Permitted Investments, or permit any of its Subsidiaries to do so; or (b) pay any dividends or make any distribution or payment or redeem, retire or purchase any capital stock; provided that (i) Borrower may convert any of its convertible securities into other securities pursuant to the terms of such convertible securities or otherwise in exchange thereof, and make payments in cash for any fractional shares upon such conversion or in connection with the exercise or conversion of warrants or other securities in an aggregate amount not to exceed Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000.00); (ii) Borrower may pay dividends solely in common stock; and (iii) Borrower may repurchase the stock of former employees or consultants pursuant to stock repurchase agreements so long as an Event of Default does not exist at the time of such repurchase and would not exist after giving effect to such repurchase, provided such repurchase does not exceed in the aggregate of One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00) per fiscal year.

7.7 Transactions with Affiliates. Directly or indirectly enter into or permit to exist any material transaction with any Affiliate of Borrower, except for (i) transactions that are in the ordinary course of Borrower’s business, upon fair and reasonable terms that are no less favorable to Borrower than would be obtained in an arm’s length transaction with a non-affiliated Person (ii) transactions in the ordinary course of business between Borrower and any Subsidiary or between Subsidiaries that are not otherwise prohibited under this Agreement, (iii) the payment of reasonable and customary fees to, and the reimbursement of reasonable out-of-pocket expenses of Borrower’s Board of Directors, (iv) compensation arrangements and benefit plans for officers and employees of Borrower entered into or maintained in the ordinary course of business and approved by Borrower’s Board of Directors and (v) bona fide equity or bridge financings with existing investors provided that all such financings satisfy the requirements for Subordinated Debt.

7.8 Subordinated Debt. (a) Make or permit any payment on any Subordinated Debt, except under the terms of the subordination, intercreditor, or other similar agreement to which such Subordinated Debt is subject, or (b) amend any provision in any document relating to the Subordinated Debt without Bank’s prior written consent.

 

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7.9 Compliance. Become an “investment company” or a company controlled by an “investment company”, under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, or undertake as one of its important activities extending credit to purchase or carry margin stock (as defined in Regulation U of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System), or use the proceeds of any Credit Extension for that purpose; fail to meet the minimum funding requirements of ERISA, permit a Reportable Event or Prohibited Transaction, each as defined in ERISA, to occur; fail to comply with the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act or violate any other law or regulation, if the violation could reasonably be expected to have a material adverse effect on Borrower’s business, or permit any of its Subsidiaries to do so; withdraw or permit any Subsidiary to withdraw from participation in, permit partial or complete termination of, or permit the occurrence of any other event with respect to, any present pension, profit sharing and deferred compensation plan which could reasonably be expected to result in any liability of Borrower, including any liability to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation or its successors or any other governmental agency.

8 EVENTS OF DEFAULT

Any one of the following shall constitute an event of default (an “Event of Default”) under this Agreement:

8.1 Payment Default. Borrower fails to pay any of the Obligations when due;

8.2 Covenant Default. Borrower fails or neglects to perform any obligation in Section 6 or violates any covenant in Section 7 or fails or neglects to perform, keep, or observe any other material term, provision, condition, covenant or agreement contained in this Agreement, any Loan Documents and as to any default under such other term, provision, condition, covenant or agreement that can be cured, has failed to cure the default within ten (10) days after the occurrence thereof; provided, however, grace and cure periods provided under this section shall not apply to financial covenants or any other covenants that are required to be satisfied, completed or tested by a date certain;

8.3 Material Adverse Change. A Material Adverse Change occurs;

8.4 Attachment; Levy; Restraint on Business. (a) (i) The service of process seeking to attach, by trustee or similar process, any funds of Borrower or of any entity under control of Borrower (including a Subsidiary) on deposit with Bank or any Bank Affiliate, or (ii) a notice of lien, levy, or assessment is filed against any of Borrower’s assets by any government agency, and the same under subclauses (i) and (ii) hereof are not, within ten (10) days after the occurrence thereof, discharged or stayed (whether through the posting of a bond or otherwise); provided, however, no Credit Extensions shall be made during any ten (10) day cure period; or (b) (i) any material portion of Borrower’s assets is attached, seized, levied on, or comes into possession of a trustee or receiver, or (ii) any court order enjoins, restrains, or prevents Borrower from conducting any part of its business;

 

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8.5 Insolvency. (a) Borrower is unable to pay its debts (including trade debts) as they become due or otherwise becomes insolvent; (b) Borrower begins an Insolvency Proceeding; or (c) an Insolvency Proceeding is begun against Borrower and not dismissed or stayed within forty five (45) days (but no Credit Extensions shall be made while of any of the conditions described in clause (a) exist and/or until any Insolvency Proceeding is dismissed);

8.6 Other Agreements. If there is a default in any agreement to which Borrower is a party with a third party or parties resulting in a right by such third party or parties, whether or not exercised, to accelerate the maturity of any Indebtedness in an amount in excess of One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00) or that could result in a Material Adverse Change;

8.7 Judgments. One or more judgments, orders, or decrees for the payment of money in an amount, individually or in the aggregate, of at least One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00) (not covered by independent third-party insurance as to which liability has been accepted by such insurance carrier) shall be rendered against Borrower and shall remain unsatisfied, unvacated, or unstayed for a period of ten (10) days after the entry thereof (provided that no Credit Extensions will be made prior to the satisfaction, vacation, or stay of such judgment, order, or decree);

8.8 Misrepresentations. Borrower or any Person acting for Borrower makes any representation, warranty, or other statement now or later in this Agreement, any Loan Document or in writing delivered to Bank or to induce Bank to enter this Agreement or any Loan Document, and such representation, warranty, or other statement is incorrect in any material respect when made;

8.9 Subordinated Debt. A default or breach occurs under any agreement between Borrower and any creditor of Borrower that signed a subordination agreement, intercreditor agreement, or other similar agreement with Bank, or any creditor that has signed such an agreement with Bank breaches any terms of the agreement; or

8.10 Governmental Approvals. Any Governmental Approval shall have been (a) revoked, rescinded, suspended, modified in an adverse manner or not renewed in the ordinary course for a full term or (b) subject to any decision by a Governmental Authority that designates a hearing with respect to any applications for renewal of any of such Governmental Approval or that could result in the Governmental Authority taking any of the actions described in clause (a) above, and such decision or such revocation, rescission, suspension, modification or non-renewal (i) has, or could reasonably be expected to have, a Material Adverse Change, or (ii) adversely affects the legal qualifications of Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries to hold such Governmental Approval in any applicable jurisdiction and such revocation, rescission, suspension, modification or non-renewal could reasonably be expected to affect the status of or legal qualifications of Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries to hold any Governmental Approval in any other jurisdiction.

 

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9 BANK’S RIGHTS AND REMEDIES

9.1 Rights and Remedies. When an Event of Default occurs and continues Bank may, without notice or demand, do any or all of the following:

(a) Declare all Obligations immediately due and payable (but if an Event of Default described in Section 8.5 occurs all Obligations are immediately due and payable without any action by Bank);

(b) Stop advancing money or extending credit for Borrower’s benefit under this Agreement or under any other agreement between Borrower and Bank;

(c) Settle or adjust disputes and claims directly with Account Debtors for amounts, on terms and in any order that Bank considers advisable and notify any Person owing Borrower money of Bank’s security interest in such funds and verify the amount of such account. Borrower shall collect all payments in trust for Bank and, if requested by Bank, immediately deliver the payments to Bank in the form received from the Account Debtor, with proper endorsements for deposit;

(d) Make any payments and do any acts it considers necessary or reasonable to protect its security interest in the Collateral. Borrower shall assemble the Collateral if Bank requests and make it available as Bank designates. Bank may enter premises where the Collateral is located, take and maintain possession of any part of the Collateral, and pay, purchase, contest, or compromise any Lien which appears to be prior or superior to its security interest and pay all expenses incurred. Borrower grants Bank a license to enter and occupy any of its premises, without charge, to exercise any of Bank’s rights or remedies;

(e) Apply to the Obligations any (i) balances and deposits of Borrower it holds, or (ii) any amount held by Bank owing to or for the credit or the account of Borrower;

(f) Ship, reclaim, recover, store, finish, maintain, repair, prepare for sale, advertise for sale, and sell the Collateral. Bank is hereby granted a non-exclusive, royalty-free license or other right to use, without charge, Borrower’s labels, patents, copyrights, mask works, rights of use of any name, trade secrets, trade names, trademarks, service marks, and advertising matter, or any similar property as it pertains to the Collateral, in completing production of, advertising for sale, and selling any Collateral and, in connection with Bank’s exercise of its rights under this Section, Borrower’s rights under all licenses and all franchise agreements inure to Bank’s benefit;

(g) Place a “freeze” on any account maintained with Bank and/or deliver a notice of exclusive control, any entitlement order, or other directions or instructions pursuant to any control agreement or similar agreements providing control of any Collateral;

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(i) Exercise all rights and remedies available to Bank under the Loan Documents or at law or equity, including all remedies provided by the Code (including disposal of the Collateral pursuant to the terms thereof).

9.2 Protective Payments. If Borrower fails to obtain insurance called for by Section 6.4 or fails to pay any premium thereon or fails to pay any other amount which Borrower is obligated to pay under this Agreement or by any other Loan Document, Bank may obtain such insurance or make such payment, and all amounts so paid by Bank are Bank Expenses and immediately due and payable, bearing interest at the then highest applicable rate, and secured by the Collateral. Bank will make reasonable effort to provide Borrower with notice of Bank obtaining such insurance at the time it is obtained or within a reasonable time thereafter. No payments by Bank are deemed an agreement to make similar payments in the future or Bank’s waiver of any Event of Default.

9.3 Bank’s Liability for Collateral. So long as Bank complies with reasonable banking practices and Section 9-207 of the Code regarding the safekeeping of Collateral in possession or under the control of Bank, Bank shall not be liable or responsible for: (a) the safekeeping of the Collateral; (b) any loss or damage to the Collateral; (c) any diminution in the value of the Collateral; or (d) any act or default of any carrier, warehouseman, bailee, or other Person. Borrower bears all risk of loss, damage or destruction of the Collateral.

9.4 Remedies Cumulative. Bank’s failure, at any time or times, to require strict performance by Borrower of any provision of this Agreement or any other Loan Document shall not waive, affect, or diminish any right of Bank thereafter to demand strict performance and compliance herewith or therewith. No waiver hereunder shall be effective unless signed by Bank and then is only effective for the specific instance and purpose for which it is given. Bank’s rights and remedies under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents are cumulative. Bank has all rights and remedies provided under the Code, by law, or in equity. Bank’s exercise of one right or remedy is not an election, and Bank’s waiver of any Event of Default is not a continuing waiver. Bank’s delay in exercising any remedy is not a waiver, election, or acquiescence.

9.5 Demand Waiver. Borrower waives demand, notice of default or dishonor, notice of payment and nonpayment, notice of any default, nonpayment at maturity, release, compromise, settlement, extension, or renewal of accounts, documents, instruments, chattel paper, and guarantees held by Bank on which Borrower is liable.

9.6 Compliance with Law. Upon payment in full of the Obligations, Bank will dispose of any remaining Collateral in accordance with all applicable laws.

10 NOTICES.

All notices, consents, requests, approvals, demands, or other communication by any party to this Agreement or any other Loan Document must be in writing and shall be deemed to have been validly served, given, or delivered: (a) upon the earlier of actual receipt and three (3)

 

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Business Days after deposit in the U.S. mail, first class, registered or certified mail return receipt requested, with proper postage prepaid; (b) upon transmission, when sent by facsimile transmission; (c) one (1) Business Day after deposit with a reputable overnight courier with all charges prepaid; or (d) when delivered, if hand-delivered by messenger, all of which shall be addressed to the party to be notified and sent to the address or facsimile number provided at the beginning of this Agreement. Bank or Borrower may change its address or facsimile number by giving the other party written notice thereof in accordance with the terms of this Section 10.

 

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CHOICE OF LAW, VENUE, JURY TRIAL WAIVER AND JUDICIAL REFERENCE

California law governs the Loan Documents without regard to principles of conflicts of law. Borrower and Bank each submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the State and Federal courts in Santa Clara County, California; provided, however, that nothing in this Agreement shall be deemed to operate to preclude Bank from bringing suit or taking other legal action in any other jurisdiction to realize on the Collateral or any other security for the Obligations, or to enforce a judgment or other court order in favor of Bank. Borrower expressly submits and consents in advance to such jurisdiction in any action or suit commenced in any such court, and Borrower hereby waives any objection that it may have based upon lack of personal jurisdiction, improper venue, or forum non conveniens and hereby consents to the granting of such legal or equitable relief as is deemed appropriate by such court. Borrower hereby waives personal service of the summons, complaints, and other process issued in such action or suit and agrees that service of such summons, complaints, and other process may be made by registered or certified mail addressed to Borrower at the address set forth in Section 10 of this Agreement and that service so made shall be deemed completed upon the earlier to occur of Borrower’s actual receipt thereof or three (3) days after deposit in the U.S. mails, proper postage prepaid.

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, BORROWER AND BANK EACH WAIVE THEIR RIGHT TO A JURY TRIAL OF ANY CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR BASED UPON THIS AGREEMENT, THE LOAN DOCUMENTS OR ANY CONTEMPLATED TRANSACTION, INCLUDING CONTRACT, TORT, BREACH OF DUTY AND ALL OTHER CLAIMS. THIS WAIVER IS A MATERIAL INDUCEMENT FOR BOTH PARTIES TO ENTER INTO THIS AGREEMENT. EACH PARTY HAS REVIEWED THIS WAIVER WITH ITS COUNSEL.

WITHOUT INTENDING IN ANY WAY TO LIMIT THE PARTIES’ AGREEMENT TO WAIVE THEIR RESPECTIVE RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY, if the above waiver of the right to a trial by jury is not enforceable, the parties hereto agree that any and all disputes or controversies of any nature between them arising at any time shall be decided by a reference to a private judge, mutually selected by the parties (or, if they cannot agree, by the Presiding Judge of the Santa Clara County, California Superior Court) appointed in accordance with California Code of Civil Procedure Section 638 (or pursuant to comparable provisions of federal law if the dispute falls within the exclusive jurisdiction of the federal courts), sitting without a jury, in Santa Clara County, California; and the parties hereby submit to the jurisdiction of such court. The reference proceedings shall be conducted pursuant to and in accordance with the provisions of California Code of Civil Procedure §§ 638 through 645.1, inclusive. The private judge shall have the power, among others, to grant provisional relief, including without limitation, entering

 

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temporary restraining orders, issuing preliminary and permanent injunctions and appointing receivers. All such proceedings shall be closed to the public and confidential and all records relating thereto shall be permanently sealed. If during the course of any dispute, a party desires to seek provisional relief, but a judge has not been appointed at that point pursuant to the judicial reference procedures, then such party may apply to the Santa Clara County, California Superior Court for such relief. The proceeding before the private judge shall be conducted in the same manner as it would be before a court under the rules of evidence applicable to judicial proceedings. The parties shall be entitled to discovery which shall be conducted in the same manner as it would be before a court under the rules of discovery applicable to judicial proceedings. The private judge shall oversee discovery and may enforce all discovery rules and order applicable to judicial proceedings in the same manner as a trial court judge. The parties agree that the selected or appointed private judge shall have the power to decide all issues in the action or proceeding, whether of fact or of law, and shall report a statement of decision thereon pursuant to the California Code of Civil Procedure § 644(a). Nothing in this paragraph shall limit the right of any party at any time to exercise self-help remedies, foreclose against collateral, or obtain provisional remedies. The private judge shall also determine all issues relating to the applicability, interpretation, and enforceability of this paragraph.

12 GENERAL PROVISIONS

12.1 Successors and Assigns. This Agreement binds and is for the benefit of the successors and permitted assigns of each party. Borrower may not assign this Agreement or any rights or obligations under it without Bank’s prior written consent which may be granted or withheld in Bank’s discretion. Bank has the right, without the consent of or notice to Borrower, to sell, transfer, negotiate, or grant participation in all or any part of, or any interest in, Bank’s obligations, rights and benefits under this Agreement, the Loan Documents or any related agreement.

12.2 Indemnification. Borrower agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold Bank and its officers, directors, employees, agents, attorneys or any other Person affiliated with or representing Bank (each, an “Indemnified Person”) harmless against: (a) all obligations, demands, claims, and liabilities (collectively, “Claims”) asserted by any other party in connection with the transactions contemplated by the Loan Documents; and (b) all losses or Bank Expenses incurred, or paid by such Indemnified Person from, following, or arising from transactions between Bank and Borrower (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses), except for Claims and/or losses directly caused by such Indemnified Person’s gross negligence or willful misconduct.

12.3 Right of Set-Off. Borrower hereby grants to Bank, a lien, security interest and right of setoff as security for all Obligations to Bank, whether now existing or hereafter arising upon and against all deposits, credits, collateral and property, now or hereafter in the possession, custody, safekeeping or control of Bank or any entity under the control of Bank (including a Bank subsidiary) or in transit to any of them. At any time after the occurrence and during the continuance of an Event of Default, without demand or notice, Bank may set off the same or any part thereof and apply the same to any liability or obligation of Borrower even though unmatured

 

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and regardless of the adequacy of any other collateral securing the Obligations. ANY AND ALL RIGHTS TO REQUIRE BANK TO EXERCISE ITS RIGHTS OR REMEDIES WITH RESPECT TO ANY OTHER COLLATERAL WHICH SECURES THE OBLIGATIONS, PRIOR TO EXERCISING ITS RIGHT OF SETOFF WITH RESPECT TO SUCH DEPOSITS, CREDITS OR OTHER PROPERTY OF BORROWER, ARE HEREBY KNOWINGLY, VOLUNTARILY AND IRREVOCABLY WAIVED.

12.4 Time of Essence. Time is of the essence for the performance of all Obligations in this Agreement.

12.5 Severability of Provisions. Each provision of this Agreement is severable from every other provision in determining the enforceability of any provision.

12.6 Correction of Loan Documents. Bank may correct patent errors and fill in any blanks in this Agreement and the other Loan Documents consistent with the agreement of the parties.

12.7 Amendments in Writing; Integration. All amendments to this Agreement must be in writing signed by both Bank and Borrower. This Agreement and the Loan Documents represent the entire agreement about this subject matter, and supersede prior negotiations or agreements. All prior agreements, understandings, representations, warranties, and negotiations between the parties about the subject matter of this Agreement and the Loan Documents merge into this Agreement and the Loan Documents.

12.8 Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in any number of counterparts and by different parties on separate counterparts, each of which, when executed and delivered, are an original, and all taken together, constitute one Agreement.

12.9 Survival. All covenants, representations and warranties made in this Agreement continue in full force until this Agreement has terminated pursuant to its terms and all Obligations (other than inchoate indemnity obligations and any other obligations which, by their terms, are to survive the termination of this Agreement) have been satisfied. The obligation of Borrower in Section 12.2 to indemnify Bank shall survive until the statute of limitations with respect to such claim or cause of action shall have run.

12.10 Confidentiality. In handling any confidential information, Bank shall exercise the same degree of care that it exercises for its own proprietary information, but disclosure of information may be made: (a) to Bank’s Subsidiaries or Affiliates; (b) to prospective transferees or purchasers of any interest in the Credit Extensions (provided, however, Bank shall use commercially reasonable efforts to obtain such prospective transferee’s or purchaser’s agreement to the terms of this provision); (c) as required by law, regulation, subpoena, or other order; (d) to Bank’s regulators or as otherwise required in connection with Bank’s examination or audit; (e) as Bank considers appropriate in exercising remedies under the Loan Documents; and (f) to third-party service providers of Bank so long as such service providers have executed a confidentiality

 

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agreement with Bank with terms no less restrictive than those contained herein. Confidential information does not include information that either: (i) is in the public domain or in Bank’s possession when disclosed to Bank, or becomes part of the public domain after disclosure to Bank through no fault of Bank; or (ii) is disclosed to Bank by a third party, if Bank does not know that the third party is prohibited from disclosing the information.

Bank may use confidential information for any purpose, including, without limitation, for the development of client databases, reporting purposes, and market analysis, so long as Bank does not disclose Borrower’s identity or the identity of any person associated with Borrower unless otherwise expressly permitted by this Agreement. The provisions of the immediately preceding sentence shall survive the termination of this Agreement.

12.11 Attorneys’ Fees, Costs and Expenses. In any action or proceeding between Borrower and Bank arising out of or relating to the Loan Documents, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover its reasonable attorneys’ fees and other costs and expenses incurred, in addition to any other relief to which it may be entitled.

13 DEFINITIONS

13.1 Definitions. In this Agreement:

Account” is any “account” as defined in the Code with such additions to such term as may hereafter be made, and includes, without limitation, all accounts receivable and other sums owing to Borrower.

Account Advance” is defined under Section 2.1.1(a)

Account Debtor” is as defined in the Code and shall include, without limitation, any person liable on any Financed Receivable, such as, a guarantor of the Financed Receivable and any issuer of a letter of credit or banker’s acceptance.

Account Finance Charges” is defined in Section 2.2.3.

Adjustments” are all discounts, allowances, returns, disputes, counterclaims, offsets, defenses, rights of recoupment, rights of return, warranty claims, or short payments, asserted by or on behalf of any Account Debtor for any Financed Receivable.

Advance” is either an Account Advance or a Purchase Order Advance, as applicable.

Advance Rate” means (a) with respect to Eligible Accounts, eighty percent (80%), net of any offsets related to each specific Account Debtor, or such other percentage as Bank establishes under Section 2.1.1; and (b) with respect to Eligible Purchase Orders, fifty percent (50%), net of any offsets related to each specific Account Debtor, or such other percentage as Bank establishes under Section 2.1.1.

Affiliate” of any Person is a Person that owns or controls directly or indirectly the Person, any Person that controls or is controlled by or is under common control with the Person, and each of that Person’s senior executive officers, directors, partners and, for any Person that is a limited liability company, that Person’s managers and members.

 

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Applicable Rate” is (a) the greater of (i) the Prime Rate or (ii) four percent (4.00%), plus (b) at any time during which Borrower is not Borrowing Base Eligible, one quarter of one percent (0.25%) on all Account Advances.

Bank Expenses” are all audit fees and expenses, costs, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses) for preparing, amending, negotiating, administering, defending and enforcing the Loan Documents (including, without limitation, those incurred in connection with appeals or Insolvency Proceedings) or otherwise incurred with respect to Borrower.

Borrowing Base Eligible” means, at such times that Borrower’s Net Cash is greater than the Net Cash Threshold. At any time that Borrower’s Net Cash is equal to or less than the Net Cash Threshold, Borrower will not be Borrowing Base Eligible until such time as Bank confirms that Borrower’s Net Cash is greater than the Net Cash Threshold at all times during the immediately preceding Reconciliation Period.

Borrower’s Books” are all Borrower’s books and records including ledgers, federal and state tax returns, records regarding Borrower’s assets or liabilities, the Collateral, business operations or financial condition, and all computer programs or storage or any Equipment containing such information.

Business Day” is any day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or a day on which Bank is closed.

Cash Collateral Account” is defined in Section 2.2.8.

Code” is the Uniform Commercial Code, as the same may, from time to time, be enacted and in effect in the State of California; provided, that, to the extent that the Code is used to define any term herein or in any Loan Document and such term is defined differently in different Articles or Divisions of the Code, the definition of such term contained in Article or Division 9 shall govern; provided further, that in the event that, by reason of mandatory provisions of law, any or all of the attachment, perfection, or priority of, or remedies with respect to, Bank’s Lien on any Collateral is governed by the Uniform Commercial Code in effect in a jurisdiction other than the State of California, the term “Code” shall mean the Uniform Commercial Code as enacted and in effect in such other jurisdiction solely for purposes on the provisions thereof relating to such attachment, perfection, priority, or remedies and for purposes of definitions relating to such provisions.

Collateral” is any and all properties, rights and assets of Borrower described on Exhibit A.

Collateral Handling Fee” is defined in Section 2.2.4.

Collections” are all funds received by Bank from or on behalf of an Account Debtor for Financed Receivables.

 

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Compliance Certificate” is attached as Exhibit B.

Contingent Obligation” is, for any Person, any direct or indirect liability, contingent or not, of that Person for (a) any indebtedness, lease, dividend, letter of credit or other obligation of another such as an obligation directly or indirectly guaranteed, endorsed, co-made, discounted or sold with recourse by that Person, or for which that Person is directly or indirectly liable; (b) any obligations for undrawn letters of credit for the account of that Person; and (c) all obligations from any interest rate, currency or commodity swap agreement, interest rate cap or collar agreement, or other agreement or arrangement designated to protect a Person against fluctuation in interest rates, currency exchange rates or commodity prices; but “Contingent Obligation” does not include endorsements in the ordinary course of business. The amount of a Contingent Obligation is the stated or determined amount of the primary obligation for which the Contingent Obligation is made or, if not determinable, the maximum reasonably anticipated liability for it determined by the Person in good faith; but the amount may not exceed the maximum of the obligations under any guarantee or other support arrangement.

Credit Extension” is any Advance, Equipment Loan Advance, or any other extension of credit by Bank for Borrower’s benefit.

Deferred Revenue” is all amounts received or invoiced, as appropriate, in advance of performance under contracts and not yet recognized as revenue pursuant to GAAP definitions.

Effective Date” is the date Bank executes this Agreement as indicated on the signature page hereof.

Eligible Accounts” are billed Accounts in the ordinary course of Borrower’s business that meet all Borrower’s representations and warranties in Section 5.3, have been, at the option of Bank, confirmed in accordance with Section 2.1.1(f), and are due and owing from Account Debtors deemed creditworthy by Bank in its sole discretion. Without limiting the fact that the determination of which Accounts are eligible hereunder is a matter of Bank discretion in each instance, Eligible Accounts shall not include the following Accounts (which listing may be amended or changed in Bank’s discretion with notice to Borrower):

(a) Accounts that the Account Debtor has not paid within ninety (90) days (or one hundred twenty (120) days as permitted by Bank on a case-by-case basis) of invoice date regardless of invoice payment period terms;

(b) Accounts billed in the United States and owing from an Account Debtor which does not have its principal place of business in the United States or Canada unless such Accounts are otherwise Eligible Accounts and (i) covered in full by credit insurance satisfactory to Bank, less any deductible, (ii) supported by letter(s) of credit acceptable to Bank, (iii) supported by a guaranty from the Export-Import Bank of the United States, or (iv) that Bank otherwise approves of in writing; provided, however that Accounts owing from Sony/Ericcson, Samsung, HTC, Pantech, Sharp Electronics, and LG are deemed “Eligible Accounts” as of the Effective Date notwithstanding the fact that continuing eligibility and the determination of which Accounts are eligible hereunder is a matter of Bank discretion in each instance and may be changed at any time without notice to Borrower;

 

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(c) Accounts billed and payable outside of the United States unless the Bank has a first priority, perfected security interest or other enforceable Lien in such Accounts;

(d) Accounts owing from an Account Debtor to the extent that Borrower is indebted or obligated in any manner to the Account Debtor (as creditor, lessor, supplier or otherwise - sometimes called “contra” accounts, accounts payable, customer deposits or credit accounts), with the exception of customary credits, adjustments and/or discounts given to an Account Debtor by Borrower in the ordinary course of its business;

(e) Accounts for which the Account Debtor is Borrower’s Affiliate, officer, employee, or agent;

(f) Accounts owing from an Account Debtor which is a United States government entity or any department, agency, or instrumentality thereof unless Borrower has assigned its payment rights to Bank and the assignment has been acknowledged under the Federal Assignment of Claims Act of 1940, as amended;

(g) Accounts for demonstration or promotional equipment, or in which goods are consigned, or sold on a “sale guaranteed”, “sale or return”, “sale on approval”, or other terms if Account Debtor’s payment may be conditional;

(h) Accounts owing from an Account Debtor that has not been invoiced or where goods or services have not yet been rendered to the Account Debtor (sometimes called memo billings or pre-billings);

(i) Accounts subject to contractual arrangements between Borrower and an Account Debtor where payments shall be scheduled or due according to completion or fulfillment requirements where the Account Debtor has a right of offset for damages suffered as a result of Borrower’s failure to perform in accordance with the contract (sometimes called contracts accounts receivable, progress billings, milestone billings, or fulfillment contracts);

(j) Accounts owing from an Account Debtor the amount of which may be subject to withholding based on the Account Debtor’s satisfaction of Borrower’s complete performance (but only to the extent of the amount withheld; sometimes called retainage billings);

(k) Accounts subject to trust provisions, subrogation rights of a bonding company, or a statutory trust;

(l) Accounts owing from an Account Debtor that has been invoiced for goods that have not been shipped to the Account Debtor unless Bank, Borrower, and the Account Debtor have entered into an agreement acceptable to Bank in its sole discretion wherein the Account Debtor acknowledges that (i) it has title to and has ownership of the goods wherever located, (ii) a bona fide sale of the goods has occurred, and (iii) it owes payment for such goods in accordance with invoices from Borrower (sometimes called “bill and hold” accounts);

 

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(m) When Borrower is Borrowing Base Eligible, (i) through the first anniversary of the Effective Date, Accounts owing from an Account Debtor, including Affiliates, whose total obligations to Borrower exceed forty percent (40%) of all Accounts, for the amounts that exceed that percentage, unless Bank approves in writing, and (ii) from and after the first anniversary of the Effective Date, Accounts owing from an Account Debtor, including Affiliates, whose total obligations to Borrower exceed thirty-five percent (35%) of all Accounts, for the amounts that exceed that percentage, unless Bank approves in writing;

(n) When Borrower is Borrowing Base Eligible, Accounts owing from an Account Debtor, fifty percent (50%) or more of whose Accounts have not been paid within ninety (90) days of invoice date (unless Bank agrees otherwise in writing and in its sole discretion);

(o) Accounts for which the Account Debtor has not been invoiced;

(p) Accounts, other than non-recurring engineering receivables, provided that such non-recurring engineering receivables are invoiced consistent with other Eligible Accounts, that represent non-trade receivables or that are derived by means other than in the ordinary course of Borrower’s business;

(q) Accounts subject to chargebacks or others payment deductions taken by an Account Debtor (but only to the extent the chargeback is determined invalid and subsequently collected by Borrower);

(r) Accounts owing from an Account Debtor with respect to which Borrower has received Deferred Revenue (but only to the extent of such Deferred Revenue);

(s) Accounts in which the Account Debtor disputes liability or makes any claim (but only up to the disputed or claimed amount), or if the Account Debtor is subject to an Insolvency Proceeding, or becomes insolvent, or goes out of business; and

(t) Accounts for which Bank in its good faith business judgment determines collection to be doubtful.

Eligible Equipment” is the following to the extent it complies with all of Borrower’s representations and warranties to Bank, is acceptable to Bank in all respects, is located at 440 Clyde Avenue, Mountain View, California 94043 or such other location of which Bank has approved in writing, and is subject to a first priority Lien in favor of Bank: (a) general purpose equipment, computer equipment, office equipment, test and laboratory equipment, furnishings, subject to the limitations set forth herein, and (b) Other Equipment.

 

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Eligible Purchase Orders” are Purchase Orders received in the ordinary course of Borrower’s business that meet all Borrower’s representations and warranties in Section 5.3, have been, at the option of Bank, confirmed in accordance with Section 2.1.1(f) and will result in the creation of an Account due and owing from Account Debtors deemed creditworthy by Bank in its sole discretion. Without limiting the fact that the determination of which Purchase Orders are eligible hereunder is a matter of Bank discretion in each instance, Eligible Purchase Orders shall not include the following Purchase Orders (which listing may be amended or changed in Bank’s discretion with notice to Borrower):

(a) Purchase Orders not due for shipment and invoicing within ninety (90) days;

(b) Purchase Orders which, when shipped and invoiced, would not be an Eligible Account;

(c) Purchase Orders for which Borrower owes the Account Debtor, but only up to the amount owed (sometimes called “contra” accounts, accounts payable, customer deposits or credit accounts); and

(d) Purchase Orders which are unacceptable to Bank for any reason.

Equipment” is all “equipment”, both present and future, as defined in the Code with such additions to such term as may hereafter be made, and includes without limitation all machinery, fixtures, goods, vehicles (including motor vehicles and trailers), and any interest in any of the foregoing.

Equipment Loan” is a loan made by Bank pursuant to the terms of Section 2.5.

Equipment Loan Advance” is defined in Section 2.5.

Equipment Loan Amount” is an amount equal to Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($500,000.00).

Equipment Loan Commitment Termination Date” is October     , 2009.

Equipment Loan Interest Rate” is defined in Section 2.5(e).

Equipment Loan Maturity Date” is for each Equipment Loan Advance, a date thirty six (36) months after the first (1st) day of the first (1st) month after each Equipment Loan Advance but in no event later than October 1, 2012.

ERISA” is the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, and its regulations.

Event of Loss” is defined in Section 2.5(c).

Events of Default” are set forth in Article 8.

 

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Facility Amount” is Six Million Two Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($6,250,000.00).

Facility Fee” is defined in Section 2.2.2.

Finance Charges” is defined in Section 2.2.3.

Financed Equipment” is all present and future Eligible Equipment in which Borrower has any interest which is financed by an Equipment Loan Advance.

Financed Receivables” are all those Eligible Accounts, including their proceeds which Bank finances and makes an Advance, as set forth in Section 2.1.1. A Financed Receivable stops being a Financed Receivable (but remains Collateral) when the Advance made for the Financed Receivable has been fully paid.

Financed Receivable Balance” is the total outstanding gross face amount, at any time, of any Financed Receivable.

Funding Date” is the date any Credit Extension is made.

GAAP” is generally accepted accounting principles set forth in the opinions and pronouncements of the Accounting Principles Board of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and statements and pronouncements of the Financial Accounting Standards Board or in such other statements by such other Person as may be approved by a significant segment of the accounting profession, which are applicable to the circumstances as of the date of determination.

General Intangibles” is all “general intangibles” as defined in the Code in effect on the date hereof with such additions to such term as may hereafter be made, and includes without limitation, all copyright rights, copyright applications, copyright registrations and like protections in each work of authorship and derivative work, whether published or unpublished, any patents, trademarks, service marks and, to the extent permitted under applicable law, any applications therefor, whether registered or not, any trade secret rights, including any rights to unpatented inventions, payment intangibles, royalties, contract rights, goodwill, franchise agreements, purchase orders, customer lists, route lists, telephone numbers, domain names, claims, income and other tax refunds, security and other deposits, options to purchase or sell real or personal property, rights in all litigation presently or hereafter pending (whether in contract, tort or otherwise), insurance policies (including without limitation key man, property damage, and business interruption insurance), payments of insurance and rights to payment of any kind.

Good Faith Deposit” is defined in Section 2.2.10.

Governmental Approval” is any consent, authorization, approval, order, license, franchise, permit, certificate, accreditation, registration, filing or notice, of, issued by, from or to, or other act by or in respect of, any Governmental Authority.

Governmental Authority” is any nation or government, any state or other political subdivision thereof, any agency, authority, instrumentality, regulatory body, court, central bank or other entity exercising executive, legislative, judicial, taxing, regulatory or administrative functions of or pertaining to government, any securities exchange and any self-regulatory organization.

 

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Indebtedness” is (a) indebtedness for borrowed money or the deferred price of property or services, such as reimbursement and other obligations for surety bonds and letters of credit, (b) obligations evidenced by notes, bonds, debentures or similar instruments, (c) capital lease obligations and (d) Contingent Obligations.

Indemnified Person” is defined in Section 12.2.

Insolvency Proceeding” is any proceeding by or against any Person under the United States Bankruptcy Code, or any other bankruptcy or insolvency law, including assignments for the benefit of creditors, compositions, extensions generally with its creditors, or proceedings seeking reorganization, arrangement, or other relief.

Inventory” is all “inventory” as defined in the Code in effect on the date hereof with such additions to such term as may hereafter be made, and includes without limitation all merchandise, raw materials, parts, supplies, packing and shipping materials, work in process and finished products, including without limitation such inventory as is temporarily out of Borrower’s custody or possession or in transit and including any returned goods and any documents of title representing any of the above.

Investment” is any beneficial ownership of (including stock, partnership interest or other securities) any Person, or any loan, advance or capital contribution to any Person.

Invoice Transmittal” shows Eligible Accounts which Bank may finance and, for each such Account, includes the Account Debtor’s, name, address, invoice amount, invoice date and invoice number.

Key Person” is any of Borrower’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer who are, as of the Effective Date, Peter Santos and Lloyd Watts, respectively.

Lien” is a claim, mortgage, deed of trust, levy, charge, pledge, security interest or other encumbrance of any kind, whether voluntarily incurred or arising by operation of law or otherwise against any property.

Loan Documents” are, collectively, this Agreement, the Warrant, the Perfection Certificate, any note, or notes or guaranties executed by Borrower or any Guarantor, and any other present or future agreement between Borrower any Guarantor and/or for the benefit of Bank in connection with this Agreement, all as amended, restated, or otherwise modified.

Lockbox” is defined in Section 2.2.8.

Material Adverse Change” is: (a) a material impairment in the perfection or priority of Bank’s security interest in the Collateral or in the value of such Collateral; (b) a material adverse change in the business, operations, or condition (financial or otherwise) of Borrower; or (c) a material impairment of the prospect of repayment of any portion of the Obligations.

 

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Maturity Date” is July     , 2011.

Net Cash” is the balance of Borrower’s Unrestricted Cash less the aggregate principal amount of outstanding Credit Extensions.

Net Cash Threshold” means Two Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($2,500,000.00).

Obligations” are Borrower’s obligation to pay when due any fees, debts, principal, interest, Bank Expenses, and other amounts Borrower owes Bank now or later, whether under this Agreement, the Loan Documents, or otherwise, including, without limitation, any interest accruing after Insolvency Proceedings begin and debts, liabilities, or obligations of Borrower assigned to Bank, and the performance of Borrower’s duties under the Loan Documents.

Other Equipment” is leasehold improvements, intangible property such as computer software and software licenses, equipment specifically designed or manufactured for Borrower, other intangible property, limited use property and other similar property and soft costs approved by Bank, including taxes, shipping, warranty charges, freight discounts and installation expenses.

Payment/Advance Form” is that certain form attached hereto as Exhibit C.

Perfection Certificate” is a certain Perfection Certificate completed and delivered by Borrower to Bank in connection with this Agreement.

Permitted Indebtedness” is:

(a) Borrower’s indebtedness to Bank under this Agreement or the Loan Documents;

(b) Indebtedness existing on the Effective Date and shown on the Perfection Certificate;

(c) Subordinated Debt;

(d) Unsecured Indebtedness to trade creditors incurred in the ordinary course of business;

(e) Indebtedness secured by Permitted Liens; and

(f) other Indebtedness not otherwise permitted by Section 7.4 not exceeding $50,000.00 in the aggregate outstanding at any time; and

(g) Extensions, refinancings, modifications, amendments and restatements of any items of Permitted Indebtedness (a) through (d) above, provided that the principal amount thereof is not increased or the terms thereof are not modified to impose more burdensome terms upon Borrower or its Subsidiary, as the case may be.

 

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Permitted Investments” are:

(a) (i) marketable direct obligations issued or unconditionally guaranteed by the United States or its agency or any state maturing within 1 year from its acquisition, (ii) commercial paper maturing no more than 1 year after its creation and having the highest rating from either Standard & Poor’s Corporation or Moody’s Investors Service, Inc., (iii) Bank’s certificates of deposit issued maturing no more than 1 year after issue, (iv) any other investments administered through Bank and (v) Investments (including debt obligations) received in connection with the bankruptcy or reorganization of customers or suppliers and in settlement of delinquent obligations of, and other disputes with, customers or suppliers arising in the ordinary course of business.

(b) Investments existing on the Effective Date and shown on the Perfection Certificate;

(c) Investments consisting of the endorsement of negotiable instruments for deposit or collection or similar transactions in the ordinary course of Borrower;

(d) Investments consisting of deposit accounts in which Bank has a perfected security interest;

(e) Investments accepted in connection with Transfers permitted by Section 7.1;

(f) Investments (i) by Borrower in Subsidiaries not to exceed $50,000.00 in the aggregate in any fiscal year and (ii) by Subsidiaries in other Subsidiaries not to exceed $50,000.00 in the aggregate in any fiscal year or in Borrower;

(g) Investments consisting of (i) travel advances and employee relocation loans and other employee loans and advances in the ordinary course of business, and (ii) loans to employees, officers or directors relating to the purchase of equity securities of Borrower or its Subsidiaries pursuant to employee stock purchase plans or agreements approved by Borrower’s Board of Directors; and

(h) Investments consisting of notes receivable of, or prepaid royalties and other credit extensions, to customers and suppliers who are not Affiliates, in the ordinary course of business; provided that this paragraph (h) shall not apply to Investments of Borrower in any Subsidiary.

Permitted Liens” are:

(a) Liens arising under this Agreement or other Loan Documents;

 

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(b) Liens for taxes, fees, assessments or other government charges or levies, either not delinquent or being contested in good faith and for which Borrower maintains adequate reserves on its Books, if they have no priority over any of Bank’s security interests;

(c) Purchase money Liens securing no more than Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000.00) in the aggregate amount outstanding (i) on Equipment (other than Financed Equipment) acquired or held by Borrower incurred for financing the acquisition of the Equipment, or (ii) existing on Equipment (other than Financed Equipment) when acquired, if the Lien is confined to the property and improvements and the proceeds of the Equipment;

(d) Leases or subleases of real property granted in the ordinary course of business and leases, subleases, non-exclusive licenses or sublicenses of property (other than real property or intellectual property) granted in the ordinary course of Borrower’s business, if the leases, subleases, licenses and sublicenses do not prohibit granting Bank a security interest;

(e) Liens of carriers, warehousemen, suppliers, or other Persons that are possessory in nature arising in the ordinary course of business so long as such Liens attach only to Inventory, securing liabilities in the aggregate amount not to exceed $50,000.00 and which are not delinquent or remain payable without penalty or which are being contested in good faith and by appropriate proceedings which proceedings have the effect of preventing the forfeiture or sale of the property subject thereto;

(f) Liens to secure payment of workers’ compensation, employment insurance, old-age pensions, social security and other like obligations incurred in the ordinary course of business (other than Liens imposed by ERISA);

(g) Liens incurred in the extension, renewal or refinancing of the indebtedness secured by Liens described in (a) through (c), but any extension, renewal or replacement Lien must be limited to the property encumbered by the existing Lien and the principal amount of the indebtedness may not increase.

(h) non-exclusive license of intellectual property granted to third parties in the ordinary course of business;

(i) Liens arising from attachments or judgments, orders, or decrees in circumstances not constituting an Event of Default under Sections 8.4 and 8.7; and

(j) Liens in favor of other financial institutions arising in connection with Borrower’s deposit and/or securities accounts held at such institutions, provided that Bank has a perfected security interest in the amounts held in such deposit and/or securities accounts.

 

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Person” is any individual, sole proprietorship, partnership, limited liability company, joint venture, company, trust, unincorporated organization, association, corporation, institution, public benefit corporation, firm, joint stock company, estate, entity or government agency.

Prime Rate” is Bank’s most recently announced “prime rate,” even if it is not Bank’s lowest rate.

Purchase Order” shall mean a purchase order received by Borrower from a customer.

Purchase Order Advance” is defined in Section 2.1.1(b).

Purchase Order Finance Charges” is defined in Section 2.2.3.

Purchase Order Sublimit” is One Million Dollars ($1,000,000.00).

Purchase Order Transmittal” is a writing signed by an authorized representative of Borrower which accurately identifies the Purchase Order which Bank, at its election, may purchase and make Purchase Order Advances against, and includes for each such receivable the correct amount to be owed by the Account Debtor, the name and address of the Account Debtor, the Purchase Order number, the Purchase Order date, the sales order number, the sales order date and the account code.

Reconciliation Day” is the last calendar day of each month.

Reconciliation Period” is each calendar month.

Registered Organization” is any “registered organization” as defined in the Code with such additions to such term as may hereafter be made.

Requirement of Law” is as to any Person, the organizational or governing documents of such Person, and any law (statutory or common), treaty, rule or regulation or determination of an arbitrator or a court or other Governmental Authority, in each case applicable to or binding upon such Person or any of its property or to which such Person or any of its property is subject.

Responsible Officer” is each of the President & Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Operations, Vice President of Finance, and Director of Finance of Borrower.

Subordinated Debt” is indebtedness incurred by Borrower subordinated to all of Borrower’s now or hereafter indebtedness to Bank (pursuant to a subordination, intercreditor, or other similar agreement in form and substance satisfactory to Bank entered into between Bank and the other creditor), on terms acceptable to Bank.

Subsidiary” is, with respect to any Person, any Person of which more than 50.0% of the voting stock or other equity interests (in the case of Persons other than corporations) is owned or controlled directly or indirectly by such Person or one or more of Subsidiaries of such Person.

 

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Unrestricted Cash” means as of the date of determination, all unencumbered cash of Borrower (except for any encumbrances in favor of Bank) maintained at Bank or Bank’s Affiliates.

[Signature page follows.]

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Agreement to be executed as of the Effective Date.

 

BORROWER:

AUDIENCE, INC.

By

 

/s/ Peter Santos

Name:

 

Peter Santos

Title:

 

President & CEO

BANK:

SILICON VALLEY BANK

By

 

/s/ Matthew Wright

Name:

 

Matthew Wright

Title:

 

RM

Effective Date: July 31, 2009

[Signature Page to Loan and Security Agreement]


EXHIBIT A

The Collateral consists of all of Borrower’s right, title and interest in and to the following:

All goods, equipment, inventory, contract rights or rights to payment of money, leases, license agreements, franchise agreements, General Intangibles (except as provided below) accounts (including health-care receivables), documents, instruments (including any promissory notes), chattel paper (whether tangible or electronic), cash, deposit accounts, fixtures, letters of credit rights (whether or not the letter of credit is evidenced by a writing), commercial tort claims, securities, and all other investment property, supporting obligations, and financial assets, whether now owned or hereafter acquired, wherever located; and

All Borrower’s Books relating to the foregoing and any and all claims, rights and interests in any of the above and all substitutions for, additions, attachments, accessories, accessions and improvements to and replacements, products, proceeds and insurance proceeds of any or all of the foregoing.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Collateral shall not be deemed to include any of the following, whether now owned or hereafter acquired: any copyrights (including computer programs, blueprints and drawings), copyright applications, copyright registrations and like protections in each work of authorship and derivative work thereof, whether published or unpublished; mask works, any design rights; any patents, patent applications and like protections including without limitation improvements, divisions, continuations, renewals, reissues, extensions and continuations-in-part of the same, trademarks, trade styles, trade names, servicemarks and applications therefor and any goodwill associated therewith, whether registered or not; any trade secret rights, including any rights to unpatented inventions, know-how, operating manuals, domain names, confidential and proprietary technical and business information, inventions, methods, processes, software and databases and all embodiments and fixations thereof, whether in tangible or intangible form; provided that the Collateral shall include all accounts, license and royalty fees and other revenues, proceeds, or income arising out of or relating to any of the foregoing.

Borrower and Bank are parties to that certain negative pledge arrangement whereby Borrower, in connection with Bank’s loan(s) to Borrower, has agreed not to sell, transfer, assign, mortgage, pledge, lease grant a security interest in, or encumber any of its intellectual property without Bank’s prior written consent.

[Exhibit A to Loan and Security Agreement]


EXHIBIT B

LOGO

SPECIALTY FINANCE DIVISION

Compliance Certificate

I, an authorized officer of AUDIENCE, INC. (“Borrower”) certify under the Loan and Security Agreement (the “Agreement”) between Borrower and Silicon Valley Bank (“Bank”) as follows (all capitalized terms used herein shall have the meaning set forth in the Agreement):

Borrower represents and warrants for each Financed Receivable:

Each Financed Receivable is an Eligible Account.

Borrower is the owner with legal right to sell, transfer, assign and encumber such Financed Receivable;

The correct amount is on the Invoice Transmittal and is not disputed;

Payment is not contingent on any obligation or contract and Borrower has fulfilled all its obligations as of the Invoice Transmittal date;

Each Financed Receivable is based on an actual sale and delivery of goods and/or services rendered, is due to Borrower, is not past due or in default, has not been previously sold, assigned, transferred, or pledged and is free of any liens, security interests and encumbrances other than Permitted Liens;

There are no defenses, offsets, counterclaims or agreements for which the Account Debtor may claim any deduction or discount;

It reasonably believes no Account Debtor with respect to a Financed Receivable is insolvent or subject to any Insolvency Proceedings;

It has not filed or had filed against it Insolvency Proceedings and does not anticipate any filing;

Bank has the right to endorse and/ or require Borrower to endorse all payments received on Financed Receivables and all proceeds of Collateral.

No representation, warranty or other statement of Borrower in any certificate or written statement given to Bank contains any untrue statement of a material fact or omits to state a material fact necessary to make the statement contained in the certificates or statement not misleading.

 

[Exhibit B to Loan and Security Agreement]


Additionally, Borrower represents and warrants as follows:

Borrower and each Subsidiary is duly existing and in good standing in its state of formation and qualified and licensed to do business in, and in good standing in, any state in which the conduct of its business or its ownership of property requires that it be qualified except where the failure to do so could not reasonably be expected to cause a Material Adverse Change. The execution, delivery and performance of the Loan Documents have been duly authorized, and do not conflict with Borrower’s organizational documents, nor constitute an event of default under any material agreement by which Borrower is bound. Borrower is not in default under any agreement to which or by which it is bound in which the default could reasonably be expected to cause a Material Adverse Change.

Borrower has good title to the Collateral, free of Liens except Permitted Liens. All inventory is in all material respects of good and marketable quality, free from material defects.

Borrower is not an “investment company” or a company “controlled” by an “investment company” under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended. Neither Borrower nor any of its Subsidiaries is a “holding company” or an “affiliate” of a “holding company” or a “subsidiary company” of a “holding company” as each term is defined and used in the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 2005. Borrower is not engaged as one of its important activities in extending credit for margin stock (under Regulations X, T and U of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors). Borrower has complied in all material respects with the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act. Borrower has not violated any laws, ordinances or rules, the violation of which could reasonably be expected to cause a Material Adverse Change. None of Borrower’s or any Subsidiary’s properties or assets has been used by Borrower or any Subsidiary or, to the best of Borrower’s knowledge, by previous Persons, in disposing, producing, storing, treating, or transporting any hazardous substance other than legally. Borrower and each Subsidiary has timely filed all required tax returns and paid, or made adequate provision to pay, all material taxes, except those being contested in good faith with adequate reserves under GAAP. Borrower and each Subsidiary has obtained all consents, approvals and authorizations of, made all declarations or filings with, and given all notices to, all government authorities that are necessary to continue its business as currently conducted except where the failure to obtain or make such consents, declarations, notices or filings would not reasonably be expected to cause a Material Adverse Change.

Please indicate compliance status by circling Yes/No under “Complies” column.

 

Reporting Covenant

  

Required

   Complies  

Monthly financial statements with Compliance Certificate

  

Monthly within 30 days

     Yes No   

Annual financial statement (CPA Audited)* + CC

  

FYE within 180 days

     Yes No   

Annual financial projections

  

Within 10 days after Board approval

     Yes No   

A/R & A/P Agings, Deferred Revenue report and sell-through report

  

Monthly within 30 days

     Yes No   

* - annual financial statements for 2008 FY due no later than 9/30/09

 

[Exhibit B to Loan and Security Agreement]


Financial Covenants

  

Required

   Actual      Complies

Rolling three month revenues

   Not less than 75% of Borrower’s projected revenues    $                   

Performance Pricing

 

Account Advances

     

Net Cash > $2,500,000.00

  

The greater of Prime or 4%

     Yes No   

$2,500,000.00 ³ Net Cash > $1.00

  

(i) The greater of Prime or 4%, plus (ii) 0.25%

     Yes No   

Net Cash < $1.00

   (i) The greater of Prime or 4%, plus (ii) 0.25%, and CHF of 0.415%      Yes No   

Purchase Order Advances

     

At all times

  

The greater of Prime or 4%

     Yes No   

The following financial covenant analyses and information set forth in Schedule 1 attached hereto are true and accurate as of the date of this Certificate.

All representations and warranties in the Agreement are true and correct in all material respects on this date, and Borrower represents that there is no existing Event of Default.

 

Sincerely,

AUDIENCE, INC.

 

Signature

 

Title

 

Date

 

[Exhibit B to Loan and Security Agreement]


Schedule 1 to Compliance Certificate

Financial Covenants of Borrower

Dated:                         

In the event of a conflict between this Schedule and the Loan Agreement, the terms of the Loan Agreement shall govern.

Minimum Revenues (Section 6.7(a))

Required:        Not less than 75% of Borrower’s projected revenues for rolling 3-month period

Actual:

 

A.

  

Revenues of Borrower for rolling 3-month period

   $     
     

 

 

 

B.

  

Projected Revenues of Borrower for rolling 3-month period

   $                
     

 

 

 

Is line A at least 75% of line B?

 

         No, not in compliance

  

         Yes, in compliance


EXHIBIT C

Loan Payment/Advance Request Form

DEADLINE FOR SAME DAY PROCESSING IS NOON P.S.T.

 

Fax To:

     

Date:                                     

 

LOAN PAYMENT:

From Account #

 

 

 

(Deposit Account #)

Principal $

 

 

Authorized Signature:

 

 

Print Name/Title:

 

 

Audience, Inc.

To Account #

 

 

              (Loan Account #)

and/or Interest $

 

 

Phone Number:

 

 

 
 

 

LOAN ADVANCE:

Complete Outgoing Wire Request section below if all or a portion of the funds from this loan advance are for an outgoing wire.

 

From Account #

 

 

 

(Loan Account #)

Amount of Advance $

 

 

To Account #

 

 

  (Deposit Account #)
 
 

 

All Borrower’s representations and warranties in the Loan and Security Agreement are true, correct and complete in all material respects on the date of the request for an advance; provided, however, that such materiality qualifier shall not be applicable to any representations and warranties that already are qualified or modified by materiality in the text thereof; and provided, further that those representations and warranties expressly referring to a specific date shall be true, accurate and complete in all material respects as of such date:

 

Authorized Signature:

 

 

Print Name/Title:

 

 

                Phone Number

 

 

 

:

 

 

OUTGOING WIRE REQUEST:

Complete only if all or a portion of funds from the loan advance above is to be wired.

Deadline for same day processing is noon, P.S.T.

 

Beneficiary Name:

 

 

Beneficiary Bank:

 

 

City and State:

Beneficiary Bank Transit (ABA) #:

 

 

Intermediary Bank:

 

 

        Amount of Wire: $

 

 

        Account Number:

 

 

    Beneficiary Bank Code (Swift, Sort, Chip, etc.):

    (For International Wire Only)

    Transit (ABA) #:

 

 

 

For Further Credit to:

 

 

 

[Exhibit C to Loan and Security Agreement]


Special Instruction:

 

 

 

By signing below, I (we) acknowledge and agree that my (our) funds transfer request shall be processed in accordance with and subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the agreements(s) covering funds transfer service(s), which agreements(s) were previously received and executed by me (us).

 

Authorized Signature:

 

 

Print Name/Title:

 

 

Telephone #:

 

 

2nd Signature (if required):

  

 

Print Name/Title:

  

 

Telephone #:

  

 

 


EXHIBIT D

[see attached]