EX-4.2 3 stwa_8k-ex402.htm FORM OF 7% CONVERTIBLE PROMISSORY NOTE swta_8k-ex402.htm

Exhibit 4-2


Principal Amount: $25,000
Issue Date: November 19, 2009


FOR VALUE RECEIVED, SAVE THE WORLD AIR, INC., a Nevada corporation (hereinafter called “Borrower”), hereby promises to pay to [                 ], [                 ],  (the “Holder”) or its registered assigns or successors in interest or order, without demand, the sum of TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND ($25,0900) (“Principal Amount”), with interest compounded quarterly at the annual rate of seven percent (7%) on September 28, 2012 (the “Maturity Date”), if not sooner paid.

This Note has been entered into pursuant to the terms of a Securities Purchase Agreement between the Borrower, the Holder and certain other holders (the “Other Holders”) of convertible promissory notes (the “Other Notes”) and Common Stock Purchase Warrants, dated of even date herewith (the “Subscription Agreement”), and shall be governed by the terms of such Subscription Agreement.  Unless otherwise separately defined herein, all capitalized terms used in this Note shall have the same meaning as is set forth in the Subscription Agreement.  The following terms shall apply to this Note:



1.1.                    Interest Rate.   Interest on this Note shall compound quarterly and shall accrue at the annual rate of seven percent (7%).  Interest will be payable commencing December 31, 2009 and on the last business day of each calendar quarter thereafter and on the Maturity Date, accelerated or otherwise, when the principal and remaining accrued but unpaid interest shall be due and payable, or sooner as described below.  Interest will be payable in cash, or at the election of the Borrower, and subject to Section 2.2, with shares of Common Stock at a per share value equal to the Conversion Price set forth in Section 2.1.  Interest may be paid at the Company’s election in cash, registered Common Stock or Common Stock immediately to the extent resellable pursuant to Rule 144 without transfer or volume restrictions.



1.2.             Default Interest Rate.  Following the occurrence and during the continuance of an Event of Default, which, if susceptible to cure is not cured within the cure periods (if any) set forth in Article III, otherwise then from the first date of such occurrence until cured, the annual interest rate on this Note shall (subject to Section 4.7) be Ten Percent (10%), and be due on demand.



2.1.           Holder’s Conversion Rights.   Subject to Section 2.2, for so long as this Note remains outstanding and not fully paid, the Holder shall have the right, but not the obligation, to convert all or any portion of the then aggregate outstanding Principal Amount of this Note, together with interest, into shares of Common Stock, subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this Article III, at the rate of $0.25 per share of Common Stock (“Conversion Price”), as the same may be adjusted pursuant to this Note.  The Holder may exercise such right by delivery to the Borrower of a written Notice of Conversion pursuant to Section 2.3.

2.2.           Conversion Limitation.   Neither Holder nor the Borrower may convert  (or in the Borrowers case, cause repayment with stock) on any date that amount of the Note Principal or interest in connection with that number of shares of Common Stock which would be in excess of the sum of (i) the number of shares of Common Stock beneficially owned by the Holder and its affiliates on a Conversion Date, (ii) any Common Stock issuable in connection with the unconverted portion of the Note, and (iii) the number of shares of Common Stock issuable upon the conversion of the Note with respect to which the determination of this provision is being made, which would result in beneficial ownership by the Holder and its affiliates of more than 4.99% of the outstanding shares of Common Stock of the Borrower on such Conversion Date.  For the purposes of the provision to the immediately preceding sentence, beneficial ownership shall be determined in accordance with Section 13(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and Regulation 13d-3 thereunder.  Subject to the foregoing, the Holder shall not be limited to aggregate conversions of only 4.99% and aggregate conversion by the Holder may exceed 4.99%.  The Holder shall have the authority and obligation to determine whether the restriction contained in this Section 2.2 will limit any conversion hereunder and to the extent that the Holder determines that the limitation contained in this Section applies, the determination of which portion of the Notes are convertible shall be the responsibility and obligation of the Holder.  The Holder may waive the conversion limitation described in this Section 2.2, in whole or in part, upon and effective after 61 days prior written notice to the Borrower to increase such percentage to up to 9.99%.  Once a Holder has waived this limitation, the same shall be deemed waived for all other future conversions, warrant exercises, or share issuances by the Holder.

2.3.           Mechanics of Holder’s Conversion.

(a)           In the event that the Holder elects to convert any amounts outstanding under this Note into Common Stock, the Holder shall give notice of such election by delivering an executed and completed notice of conversion (a “Notice of Conversion”) to the Borrower, which Notice of Conversion shall provide a breakdown in reasonable detail of the Principal Amount, accrued interest and amounts being converted.  The original Note is not required to be surrendered to the Borrower until all sums due under the Note have been paid.  On each Conversion Date (as hereinafter defined) and in accordance with its Notice of Conversion, the Holder shall make the appropriate reduction to the Principal Amount, accrued interest and fees as entered in its records.  Each date on which a Notice of Conversion is delivered or telecopied to the Borrower in accordance with the provisions hereof shall be deemed a “Conversion Date.”  A form of Notice of Conversion to be employed by the Holder is annexed hereto as Exhibit A.



(b)           Pursuant to the terms of a Notice of Conversion, the Borrower will issue instructions to the transfer agent accompanied by an opinion of counsel (if so required by the Borrower’s transfer agent), to issue the Conversion Shares as provided in the Subscription Agreement.

2.4.           Adjustments to Conversion Price.

(a)           The number of shares of Common Stock to be issued upon each conversion of this Note pursuant to this Article II shall be determined by dividing that portion of the Principal Amount and interest and fees to be converted, if any, by the then applicable Conversion Price.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the event that any principal or interest is applied towards an investment in a Follow On Offering, the principal and interest shall entitle the Holder converting the same to the securities offered in such Follow On Offering at  the same price offered to other investors therein, but shall be entitled to keep the Warrants.

(b)           The Conversion Price and number and kind of shares or other securities to be issued upon conversion shall be subject to adjustment from time to time as described in the Subscription Agreement and upon the happening of certain events while this conversion right remains outstanding, as follows:

A.           Merger, Sale of Assets, etc.  If (A) the Company effects any merger or  consolidation of the Company with or into another entity, (B) the Company effects any sale of all or substantially all of its assets in one or a series of related transactions,  (C) any tender offer or exchange offer (whether by the Company or another entity) is completed pursuant to which holders of Common Stock are permitted to tender or exchange their shares for other securities, cash or property, (D) the Company consummates a stock purchase agreement or other business combination (including, without limitation, a reorganization, recapitalization, spin-off or scheme of arrangement) with one or more persons or entities whereby such other persons or entities acquire more than the 50% of the outstanding shares of Common Stock (not including any shares of Common Stock held by such other persons or entities making or party to, or associated or affiliated with the other persons or entities making or party to, such stock purchase agreement or other business combination), (E) any "person" or "group" (as these terms are used for purposes of Sections 13(d) and 14(d) of the 1934 Act) is or shall become the "beneficial owner" (as defined in Rule 13d-3 under the 1934 Act), directly or indirectly, of 50% of the aggregate Common Stock of the Company (other than through open market purchases), or (F) the Company effects any reclassification of the Common Stock or any compulsory share exchange pursuant to which the Common Stock is effectively converted into or exchanged for other securities, cash or property (in any such case, a "Fundamental  Transaction"), this Note, as to the unpaid principal portion thereof and accrued interest thereon, shall thereafter be deemed to evidence the right to convert into such number and kind of shares or other securities and property as would have been issuable or distributable on account of such Fundamental Transaction, upon or with respect to the securities subject to the conversion right immediately prior to such Fundamental Transaction.  The foregoing provision shall similarly apply to successive Fundamental Transactions of a similar nature by any such successor or purchaser.  Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the anti-dilution provisions of this Section shall apply to such securities of such successor or purchaser after any such Fundamental Transaction.

B.           Reclassification, etc.  If the Borrower at any time shall, by reclassification or otherwise, change the Common Stock into the same or a different number of securities of any class or classes, this Note, as to the unpaid principal portion hereof and accrued interest hereon, shall thereafter be deemed to evidence the right to convert into an adjusted number of such securities and kind of securities as would have been issuable as the result of such change with respect to the Common Stock immediately prior to such reclassification or other change.

C.           Stock Splits, Combinations and Dividends.  If the shares of Common Stock are subdivided or combined into a greater or smaller number of shares of Common Stock, or if a dividend is paid on the Common Stock in shares of Common Stock, the Conversion Price shall be proportionately reduced in case of subdivision of shares or stock dividend or proportionately increased in the case of combination of shares, in each such case by the ratio which the total number of shares of Common Stock outstanding immediately after such event bears to the total number of shares of Common Stock outstanding immediately prior to such event.



(c)           Whenever the Conversion Price is adjusted pursuant to Section 2.4(b) above, the Borrower shall promptly mail to the Holder a notice setting forth the Conversion Price after such adjustment and setting forth a statement of the facts requiring such adjustment.

(d)           Nothing herein shall be deemed a waiver or consent of the Holders to the taking of any action by the Company set forth in Section 5 of the Subscription Agreement.

2.5.           Reservation.   During the period the conversion right exists, Borrower will make best efforts, to reserve from its authorized and unissued Common Stock not less than one hundred and ten percent (120%) of the number of shares to provide for the issuance of Common Stock upon the full conversion of this Note.  Borrower represents that upon issuance, such shares will be duly and validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable.  Borrower acknowledges that it may be required to amend its Articles of Incorporation so as to increase its authorized capital from time to time in order to satisfy this covenant, and agrees to make best efforts to make such filings, proxy or information statement distributions, and obtain such board, shareholder or other third party consents as are necessary from time to time to maintain the adequate number of Common Stock reserved and available for issuance.

2.6           Issuance of Replacement Note.  Upon any partial conversion of this Note, a replacement Note containing the same date and provisions of this Note shall, at the written request of the Holder, be issued by the Borrower to the Holder for the outstanding Principal Amount of this Note and accrued interest which shall not have been converted or paid, provided Holder has surrendered an original Note to the Borrower.  In the event that the Holder elects not to surrender a Note for reissuance upon partial payment or conversion, the Holder hereby indemnifies the Borrower against any and all loss or damage attributable to a third-party claim in an amount in excess of the actual amount then due under the Note, and the Borrower is hereby expressly authorized to offset any such amounts mutually agreed upon by Borrower and Holder or pursuant to a judgment in Borrower’s favor against amounts then due under the Note.



The occurrence of any of the following events of default (“Event of Default”) shall, at the option of the Holder hereof, make all sums of principal and interest then remaining unpaid hereon and all other amounts payable hereunder immediately due and payable, upon demand, without presentment, or grace period, all of which hereby are expressly waived, except as set forth below:

3.1           Failure to Pay Principal or Interest.  The Borrower fails to pay any installment of Principal Amount, interest or other sum due under this Note when due and such failure continues for a period of eight (8) business days after the due date.

3.2           Breach of Covenant.  The Borrower breaches any material covenant or other term or condition of the Subscription Agreement in any material respect and such breach, if subject to cure, continues for a period of ten (10) business days after written notice to the Borrower from the Holder.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the event that the provisions of Section 2.2 wherein the Borrower does not have sufficient number of shares available for issuance pursuant to its Articles of Incorporation, as amended, then the default shall be deemed cured at the time of the initial filing of a preliminary information statement or proxy statement, provided, that the Company makes best efforts to obtain effectiveness of the same and complete the filing of any Amendment to the Articles of Incorporation (or amended and restated Articles of Incorporation) within 45 days thereafter.



3.3           Breach of Representations and Warranties.  Any material representation or warranty of the Borrower made herein or in the Subscription Agreement, or in any agreement, statement or certificate given in writing pursuant hereto or in connection herewith or therewith shall be false or misleading in any material respect as of the Closing Date.

3.4           Receiver or Trustee.  The Borrower shall make an assignment for the benefit of creditors, or apply for or consent to the appointment of a receiver or trustee for them or for a substantial part of their property or business; or such a receiver or trustee shall otherwise be appointed.

3.5           Judgments.  Any money judgment, writ or similar final process shall be entered or filed against Borrower States or any subsidiary of Borrower in the United or any of their property or other assets in the United States for more than $300,000, and shall remain unvacated, unbonded, unappealed, unsatisfied, or unstayed for a period of forty-five (45) days.

3.6           Non-Payment.   A default by the Borrower under any one or more obligations in an aggregate monetary amount in excess of $300,000 for more than twenty (20) days after the due date, unless the Borrower is contesting the validity of such obligation in good faith and has segregated cash funds equal to not less than one-half of the contested amount.

3.7           Bankruptcy.  Bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, or liquidation proceedings or other proceedings or relief under any bankruptcy law or any law, or the issuance of any notice in relation to such event, for the relief of debtors shall be instituted by or against the Borrower or any Subsidiary of Borrower and if instituted against them are not dismissed within forty-five (45) days of initiation.

3.8           Delisting.   Delisting of the Common Stock from any Principal Market for a period of seven consecutive trading days; or notification from a Principal Market that the Borrower is not in compliance with the conditions for such continued listing on such Principal Market.

3.9           Stop Trade.  An SEC or judicial stop trade order or Principal Market trading suspension with respect to Borrower’s Common Stock that lasts for five or more consecutive trading days.

3.10           Failure to Deliver Common Stock or Replacement Note.  Borrower’s failure to timely deliver Common Stock to the Holder pursuant to and in the form required by this Note or the Subscription Agreement, or if required, a replacement Note.

3.11           [Omitted]

3.12           Reservation Default.   Failure by the Borrower to have reserved for issuance upon conversion of the Note the amount of Common Stock as set forth in this Note and the Subscription Agreement.

3.13           Financial Statement Restatement.   The restatement of any financial statements filed by the Borrower for any date or period from two years prior to the Issue Date of this Note and until this Note is no longer outstanding, if the result of such restatement would, by comparison to the unrestated financial statements, have constituted a Material Adverse Effect.





4.1           Failure or Indulgence Not Waiver.  No failure or delay on the part of Holder hereof in the exercise of any power, right or privilege hereunder shall operate as a waiver thereof, nor shall any single or partial exercise of any such power, right or privilege preclude other or further exercise thereof or of any other right, power or privilege.  All rights and remedies existing hereunder are cumulative to, and not exclusive of, any rights or remedies otherwise available.

4.2           Notices.  All notices, demands, requests, consents, approvals, and other communications required or permitted hereunder shall be in writing and, unless otherwise specified herein, shall be (i) personally served, (ii) deposited in the mail, registered or certified, return receipt requested, postage prepaid, (iii) delivered by reputable air courier service with charges prepaid, or (iv) transmitted by hand delivery, telegram, or facsimile, addressed as set forth below or to such other address as such party shall have specified most recently by written notice.  Any notice or other communication required or permitted to be given hereunder shall be deemed effective (a) upon hand delivery or delivery by facsimile, with accurate confirmation generated by the transmitting facsimile machine, at the address or number designated below (if delivered on a business day during normal business hours where such notice is to be received), or the first business day following such delivery (if delivered other than on a business day during normal business hours where such notice is to be received) or (b) on the second business day following the date of mailing by express courier service, fully prepaid, addressed to such address, or upon actual receipt of such mailing, whichever shall first occur.  The addresses for such communications shall be: (i) if to the Borrower to: Save the World Air, Inc., 235 Tennant Avenue, Morgan Hill, California 95037, Attn:  Cecil Bond Kyte, CEO, Tel:  (408)778- 0101, Fax: (805) 845-4377, with a copy by facsimile and mail to: Hodgson Russ LLP, 1540 Broadway, 24th Floor, New York, NY 10036, Attn: Ronniel Levy, Esq., Fax: (646) 943-7078, and (ii) if to the Holder, to the name, address and facsimile number set forth on the front page of this Note.

4.3           Amendment Provision.  The term “Note” and all reference thereto, as used throughout this instrument, shall mean this instrument as originally executed, or if later amended or supplemented, then as so amended or supplemented.

4.4           Assignees.  This Note shall be binding upon the Borrower and its successors and assigns, and shall inure to the benefit of the Holder and its successors and assigns.

4.5           Cost of Collection.  If default is made in the payment of this Note, Borrower shall pay the Holder hereof reasonable costs of collection, including reasonable attorneys’ fees.

4.6           Governing Law.  This Note shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, including, but not limited to, New York statutes of limitations.  Any action brought by either party against the other concerning the transactions contemplated by this Agreement shall be brought only in the civil or state courts of New York or in the federal courts located in the State and county of New York.  Both parties and the individual signing this Agreement on behalf of the Borrower agree to submit to the jurisdiction of such courts.  The prevailing party shall be entitled to recover from the other party its reasonable attorney's fees and costs.  In the event that any provision of this Note is invalid or unenforceable under any applicable statute or rule of law, then such provision shall be deemed inoperative to the extent that it may conflict therewith and shall be deemed modified to conform with such statute or rule of law. Any such provision which may prove invalid or unenforceable under any law shall not affect the validity or unenforceability of any other provision of this Note. Nothing contained herein shall be deemed or operate to preclude the Holder from bringing suit or taking other legal action against the Borrower in any other jurisdiction to collect on the Borrower's obligations to Holder, to realize on any collateral or any other security for such obligations, or to enforce a judgment or other decision in favor of the Holder.  This Note shall be deemed an unconditional obligation of Borrower for the payment of money and, without limitation to any other remedies of Holder, may be enforced against Borrower by summary proceeding pursuant to New York Civil Procedure Law and Rules Section 3213 or any similar rule or statute in the jurisdiction where enforcement is sought.



4.7           Maximum Payments.  Nothing contained herein shall be deemed to establish or require the payment of a rate of interest or other charges in excess of the maximum permitted by applicable law.  In the event that the rate of interest required to be paid or other charges hereunder exceed the maximum permitted by such law, any payments in excess of such maximum shall be credited against amounts owed by the Borrower to the Holder and thus refunded to the Borrower.

4.8.           Construction.   Each party acknowledges that its legal counsel participated in the preparation of this Note and, therefore, stipulates that the rule of construction that ambiguities are to be resolved against the drafting party shall not be applied in the interpretation of this Note to favor any party against the other.

4.9            Redemption.  This Note may not be redeemed or called without the consent of the Holder except as described in this Note.

4.10          Shareholder Status.  The Holder shall not have rights as a shareholder of the Borrower with respect to unconverted portions of this Note.  However, the Holder will have the rights of a shareholder of the Borrower with respect to the Shares of Common Stock to be received after delivery by the Holder of a Conversion Notice to the Borrower.

4.11          Non-Business Days.   Whenever any payment or any action to be made shall be due on a Saturday, Sunday or a public holiday under the laws of the State of New York, such payment may be due or action shall be required on the next succeeding business day and, for such payment, such next succeeding day shall be included in the calculation of the amount of accrued interest payable on such date.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, Borrower has caused this Note to be signed in its name by an authorized officer as of the ____ day of July, 2009.

           Title: CEO


[Print Name]
Chief Financial Officer




(To be executed by the Registered Holder in order to convert the Note)

The undersigned hereby elects to convert $_________ of the principal and $_________ of the interest due on the Note issued by Save the World Air, Inc. on November 19, 2009 into Shares of Common Stock of Save the World Air, Inc. (the “Borrower”) according to the conditions set forth in such Note, as of the date written below.

Date of Conversion:____________________________________________________________________

Conversion Price:______________________________________________________________________

Number of Shares of Common Stock Beneficially Owned on the Conversion Date: Less than 5% of the outstanding Common Stock of Save the World Air, Inc.

Shares To Be Delivered:_________________________________________________________________


Print Name:__________________________________________________________________________