AMENDED AND RESTATED
EXPORT-IMPORT BANK LOAN AND SECURITY AGREEMENT
THIS AMENDED AND RESTATED EXPORT-IMPORT BANK LOAN AND SECURITY AGREEMENT (this EXIM Agreement) dated as of November 30, 2011 (the Effective Date) by and between (i) SILICON VALLEY BANK, a California corporation with its principal place of business at 3003 Tasman Drive, Santa Clara, California 95054 and with a loan production office located at 7000 North MoPac Expressway, Suite 360, Austin, Texas 78731 (Bank), and (ii) STEREOTAXIS, INC., a Delaware corporation and STEREOTAXIS INTERNATIONAL, INC., a Delaware corporation, each with offices located at 4320 Forest Park Avenue, Suite 100, St. Louis, Missouri 63108 (Borrower), provides the terms on which Bank shall lend to Borrower and Borrower shall repay Bank. This EXIM Agreement amends and restates in its entirety that certain Export-Import Bank Loan and Security Agreement dated as of March 11, 2009, as amended by a certain Export-Import Bank First Loan Modification Agreement, dated as of December 15, 2009, as further amended by a certain Export-Import Bank Second Loan Modification Agreement dated as of December 17, 2010 and as further amended by a certain Third Loan Modification Agreement dated as of September 30, 2011 (as amended, the Prior EXIM Loan Agreement). The parties agree as follows:
1 ACCOUNTING AND OTHER TERMS
(a) Borrower and Bank are parties to that certain Second Amended and Restated Loan and Security Agreement dated as of November 30, 2011 (as may be amended from time to time, the Domestic Agreement), together with related documents executed in conjunction therewith, (as may be amended from time to time, the Domestic Loan Documents).
(b) Borrower and Bank desire in this EXIM Agreement to set forth their agreement with respect to a working capital facility to be guaranteed by the EXIM Bank.
(c) Accounting terms not defined in this EXIM Agreement shall be construed following GAAP. Calculations and determinations must be made following GAAP. Capitalized terms not otherwise defined in this EXIM Agreement shall have the meanings set forth in Section 13 of the Domestic Agreement. All other terms contained in this EXIM Agreement, unless otherwise indicated, shall have the meaning 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, jointly and severally, promises to pay Bank the outstanding principal amount of all Credit Extensions and accrued and unpaid interest thereon as and when due in accordance with this EXIM Agreement.
2.1.1 Revolving Advances.
(a) Availability. Subject to the terms and conditions of this EXIM Agreement and to deduction of Reserves, Bank shall make Advances to Borrower up to the Availability Amount. Amounts borrowed under the Revolving Line may be repaid, and prior to the Revolving Line Maturity Date, reborrowed, subject to the applicable terms and conditions precedent herein.
(b) Termination; Repayment. The Revolving Line terminates on the earlier of (i) the Revolving Line Maturity Date or (ii) the termination of the Domestic Revolving Line, when the principal amount of all Advances, the unpaid interest thereon, and all other Obligations relating to the Revolving Line shall be immediately due and payable.
2.2 Overadvances. If, at any time the total of all outstanding Advances and all other monetary Obligations exceeds the Availability Amount (such excess amount being an Overadvance), Borrower shall immediately pay to Bank in cash such Overadvance. Without limiting Borrowers obligation to repay Bank any amount of theOveradvance, Borrower agrees to pay Bank interest on the outstanding amount of any Overadvance, on demand, at the Default Rate.
2.3 Payment of Interest on the Credit Extensions.
(a) Subject to Section 2.3(b), the principal amount outstanding under the Revolving Line shall accrue interest at a floating per annum rate equal to the greater of (X) the aggregate of the Prime Rate plus one and three-fourths of one percent (1.75%) and (Y) seven percent (7.00%), which interest shall be payable monthly, in arrears, in accordance with Section 2.3(f) below.
(b) Default Rate. Immediately upon the occurrence and during the continuance of an Event of Default, Obligations shall bear interest at a rate per annum which is five percentage points (5.00%) above the rate effective immediately before the occurrence of the Event of Default (the Default Rate). Payment or acceptance of the increased interest rate provided in this Section 2.3(b) is not a permitted alternative to timely payment and shall not constitute a waiver of any Event of Default or otherwise prejudice or limit any rights or remedies of Bank.
(c) 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.
(d) 360-Day Year. Interest shall be computed on the basis of a 360-day year for the actual number of days elapsed.
(e) Debit of Accounts. Bank may debit any of Borrowers deposit accounts, including the Designated Deposit Account, for principal and interest payments or any other amounts Borrower owes Bank when due. These debits shall not constitute a set-off.
(f) Payment; Interest Computation; Float Charge. Interest is payable monthly in arrears on the first calendar day of each month. In computing interest on the Obligations, all Payments received after 12:00 noon Eastern time on any day shall be deemed received on the next Business Day. In addition, Bank shall be entitled to charge Borrower a float charge in an amount equal to one (1) Business Days interest, at the interest rate applicable to the Advances, on all Payments received by Bank. The float charge for each month shall be payable in arrears, on the first day of the month. Bank shall not, however, be required to credit Borrowers account for the amount of any item of payment which is unsatisfactory to Bank in its good faith business judgment, and Bank may charge Borrowers Designated Deposit Account for the amount of any item of payment which is returned to Bank unpaid.
2.4 Fees. Borrower shall pay to Bank:
(a) Commitment Fee. A fully earned, non-refundable commitment fee, payable on the Effective Date in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Domestic Agreement;
(b) Termination Fee. Subject to the terms of Section 12.1, a termination fee; and
(c) Bank Expenses. All Bank Expenses (including reasonable attorneys fees and expenses for documentation and negotiation of this EXIM Agreement) incurred through and after the Effective Date, when due.
2.5 Use of Proceeds. Borrower will use the proceeds of the EXIM Advances only for the purposes specified in the EXIM Borrower Agreement. Borrower will not use the proceeds of the EXIM Advances for any purpose prohibited by the EXIM Borrower Agreement.
2.6 EXIM Guaranty. To facilitate the financing of Eligible EXIM Accounts, the EXIM Bank has agreed to guarantee the EXIM Loans made under this EXIM Agreement, pursuant to a Master Guarantee Agreement, Loan Authorization Agreement and (to the extent applicable) Delegated Authority Letter Agreement (collectively, the EXIM Guaranty). If, at any time after the EXIM Guaranty has been entered into by Bank, for any reason other than due to any action or inaction of Borrower under the EXIM Guaranty, (a) the EXIM Guaranty shall cease to be in full force and effect, or (b) if the EXIM Bank declares the EXIM Guaranty void or revokes any obligations thereunder or denies liability thereunder, Borrower shall immediately repay all outstanding Advances
hereunder, and Borrower shall cash collateralize all issued and undrawn letters of credit issued by Bank, if any. If, at any time after the EXIM Guaranty has been entered into by Bank, for any reason other than as described in the foregoing sentence, (x) the EXIM Guaranty shall cease to be in full force and effect, or (y) the EXIM Bank declares the EXIM Guaranty void or revokes any obligations thereunder or denies liability thereunder, any such event shall constitute an Event of Default under this EXIM Agreement. Nothing in any confidentiality agreement, in this EXIM Agreement or in any other agreement, shall restrict Banks right to make disclosures and provide information to the EXIM Bank in connection with the EXIM Guaranty.
2.7 EXIM Borrower Agreement. Borrower shall execute and deliver a Borrower Agreement, in the form specified by the EXIM Bank (attached hereto as Annex A), in favor of Bank and the EXIM Bank, together with an amendment thereto approved by the EXIM Bank to conform certain terms of such Borrower Agreement to the terms of this EXIM Agreement (as amended, the EXIM Borrower Agreement). When the EXIM Borrower Agreement is entered into by Borrower and the EXIM Bank and delivered to Bank, this EXIM Agreement shall be subject to all of the terms and conditions of the EXIM Borrower Agreement, all of which are hereby incorporated herein by this reference. From and after the time Borrower and the EXIM Bank have entered into the EXIM Borrower Agreement and delivered the same to Bank, Borrower expressly agrees to perform all of the obligations and comply with all of the affirmative and negative covenants and all other terms and conditions set forth in the EXIM Borrower Agreement as though the same were expressly set forth herein. In the event of any conflict between the terms of the EXIM Borrower Agreement (if then in effect) and the other terms of this EXIM Agreement, whichever terms are more restrictive shall apply. Borrower acknowledges and agrees that it has received a copy of the Loan Authorization Agreement which is referred to in the EXIM Borrower Agreement. If the EXIM Borrower Agreement is entered into by Borrower and the EXIM Bank and delivered to Bank, Borrower agrees to be bound by the terms of the Loan Authorization Agreement, including, without limitation, by any additions or revisions made prior to its execution on behalf of EXIM Bank. Upon the execution of the Loan Authorization Agreement by EXIM Bank and Bank, it shall become an attachment to the EXIM Borrower Agreement. Borrower shall reimburse Bank for all fees and all out of pocket costs and expenses incurred by Bank with respect to the EXIM Guaranty and the EXIM Borrower Agreement, including, without limitation, all facility fees and usage fees, and Bank is authorized to debit any of Borrowers deposit accounts with Bank for such fees, costs and expenses when paid by Bank.
3 CONDITIONS OF LOANS
3.1 Conditions Precedent to Initial Credit Extension. Banks obligation to make the initial Advance hereunder on or after the Effective Date 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) Borrower shall have delivered duly executed original signatures to the Loan Documents to which it is a party;
(b) Borrower shall have delivered the Economic Impact Certification, Loan Authorization Notice and EXIM Bank Application Form;
(c) Borrower shall have delivered duly executed original signatures to the completed Borrowing Resolutions for Borrower;
(d) Borrower shall have delivered a legal opinion of Borrowers counsel dated as of the Effective Date together with the duly executed original signatures thereto;
(e) Borrower shall have paid the fees and Bank Expenses then due as specified in Section 2.4 hereof; and
(f) Borrower shall have delivered all such other documents as Bank reasonably deems necessary or appropriate.
3.2 Conditions Precedent to all Credit Extensions. Banks obligations to make each Credit Extension, including the initial Credit Extension, is subject to the following:
(a) timely receipt of any export purchase order and an EXIM Borrowing Base Certificate relating to the request;
(b) timely receipt of an executed Transaction Report;
(c) the representations and warranties in Section 5 shall be true, accurate and complete in all material respects on the date of the Transaction Report and on the Funding Date of each Credit Extension; 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, and no Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing or result from the Credit Extension. Each Credit Extension is Borrowers representation and warranty on that date that the representations and warranties in Section 5 remain true, accurate and complete in all material respects; 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;
(d) in Banks sole discretion, since the date of this EXIM Agreement, there has not been any material impairment in the general affairs, management, results of operation, financial condition or the prospect of repayment of the Obligations, or any material adverse deviation by Borrower from the most recent business plan of Borrower presented to and accepted by Bank; and
(e) the EXIM Guaranty shall be in full force and effect.
3.3 Covenant to Deliver.
Borrower agrees to deliver to Bank each item required to be delivered to Bank under this EXIM Agreement as a condition to any Credit Extension. Borrower expressly agrees that the extension of a Credit Extension prior to the receipt by Bank of any such item shall not constitute a waiver by Bank of Borrowers obligation to deliver such item, and any such extension in the absence of a required item shall be in Banks sole discretion.
3.4 Procedures for Borrowing. Subject to the prior satisfaction of all other applicable conditions to the making of an Advance set forth in this EXIM Agreement, to obtain an Advance, Borrower shall notify Bank (which notice shall be irrevocable) by electronic mail, facsimile, or telephone by 12:00 noon Eastern time on the Funding Date of the Advance. Together with such notification, Borrower must promptly deliver to Bank by electronic mail or facsimile a completed Transaction Report executed by a Responsible Officer or his or her designee. Bank shall credit Advances to the Designated Deposit Account. Bank may make Advances under this EXIM Agreement based on instructions from a Responsible Officer or his or her designee or without instructions if the Advances are necessary to meet Obligations which have become due. Bank may rely on any telephone notice given by a person whom Bank believes is a Responsible Officer or designee.
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 is and shall at all times continue to be a first priority perfected security interest in the Collateral (subject only to Permitted Liens that may have superior priority to Banks Lien under this EXIM Agreement). If Borrower shall acquire a commercial tort claim, 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 EXIM Agreement, with such writing to be in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Bank.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, it is expressly acknowledged and agreed that the security interest created in this EXIM Agreement in all of the Collateral (with the exception of Export-Related Accounts Receivable, Export-Related Inventory and Export-Related General Intangibles) is subject to and subordinate to the security interest granted to Bank in the Domestic Agreement and the security interest created in the Domestic Agreement with respect to such Export-Related Accounts Receivable, Export-Related Inventory and Export-Related General Intangibles is subject to and subordinate to the security interest granted to Bank in this EXIM Agreement with respect to such Export-Related Accounts Receivable, Export-Related Inventory and any Export-Related General Intangibles.
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 Banks 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. Without limiting the foregoing, Borrower hereby authorizes Bank to file financing statements which describe the collateral as all assets and/or all personal property of Borrower or words of similar import.
5 REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
Borrower represents and warrants as follows at all times unless expressly provided below:
5.1 Domestic Loan Documents. The representations and warranties contained in the Domestic Loan Documents, which are incorporated into this EXIM Agreement by reference, are true and correct, and shall survive the termination of the Domestic Agreement.
5.2 EXIM Borrower Agreement. The representations and warranties contained in the EXIM Borrower Agreement, which are incorporated by reference into this EXIM Agreement, are true and correct in all material respects.
5.3 Accounts Receivable.
(a) For each Account with respect to which Advances are requested, on the date each Advance is requested and made, such Account shall meet the Minimum EXIM Eligibility Requirements set forth in Section 13 below.
(b) All statements made and all unpaid balances appearing in all invoices, instruments and other documents evidencing the Accounts are and shall be true and correct and all such invoices, instruments and other documents, and all of Borrowers Books are genuine and in all respects what they purport to be. All sales and other transactions underlying or giving rise to each Account shall comply in all material respects with all applicable laws and governmental rules and regulations. Borrower has no knowledge of any actual or imminent Insolvency Proceeding of any Account Debtor whose accounts are an Eligible EXIM Account in any EXIM Borrowing Base Certificate. To the best of Borrowers knowledge, all signatures and endorsements on all documents, instruments, and agreements relating to all Accounts are genuine, and all such documents, instruments and agreements are legally enforceable in accordance with their terms.
6 AFFIRMATIVE COVENANTS
Borrower shall do all of the following:
6.1 Domestic Loan Documents. Borrower shall comply in all material respects with the terms and provisions of the Domestic Loan Documents, which terms and provisions are incorporated into this EXIM Agreement and shall survive the termination of the Domestic Agreement, which shall include, without limitation, compliance with the financial reporting requirements set forth in the Domestic Agreement and the financial covenants set forth in the Domestic Agreement.
6.2 EXIM Borrower Agreement. Borrower shall comply with all of the terms of the EXIM Borrower Agreement, including without limitation, the delivery of an EXIM Borrowing Base Certificate within five (5) days after the end of each week (monthly, within five (5) days after the end of each month during a Streamline Period) any and all notices required pursuant to the EXIM Borrower Agreement. In the event of any conflict or inconsistency between any provision contained in the EXIM Borrower Agreement with any provision contained in this EXIM Agreement, the more strict provision, with respect to Borrower, shall control.
6.3 Accounts Receivable.
(a) Schedules and Documents Relating to Accounts. Borrower shall deliver to Bank transaction reports and schedules of collections, as provided in Section 6.2, on Banks standard forms; provided, however, that Borrowers failure to execute and deliver the same shall not affect or limit Banks Lien and other rights in all of Borrowers Accounts, nor shall Banks failure to advance or lend against a specific Account affect or limit Banks Lien and other rights therein. If requested by Bank, Borrower shall furnish Bank with copies (or, at Banks request, originals) of all contracts, orders, invoices, and other similar documents, and all shipping
instructions, delivery receipts, bills of lading, and other evidence of delivery, for any goods the sale or disposition of which gave rise to such Accounts. In addition, Borrower shall deliver to Bank, on its request, the originals of all instruments, chattel paper, security agreements, guarantees and other documents and property evidencing or securing any Accounts, in the same form as received, with all necessary endorsements, and copies of all credit memos.
(b) Disputes. Borrower shall promptly notify Bank of all disputes or claims relating to Accounts (i) in excess of Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000) for any individual Account Debtor and (ii) in excess of Two Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($250,000) in the aggregate for all Account Debtors in any calendar year. Borrower may forgive (completely or partially), compromise, or settle any Account for less than payment in full, or agree to do any of the foregoing so long as (i) Borrower does so in good faith, in a commercially reasonable manner, in the ordinary course of business, in arms-length transactions, and reports the same to Bank in the regular reports provided to Bank; (ii) no Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing; and (iii) after taking into account all such discounts, settlements and forgiveness, the total outstanding Advances will not exceed the lesser of the Revolving Line or the aggregate EXIM Borrowing Base.
(c) Collection of Accounts. Borrower shall have the right to collect all Accounts, unless and until a Default or an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing. All payments on, and proceeds of, Accounts (other than, prior to the Term Loan Obligations Payment Date (as such term is defined in the Cowen Intercreditor Agreement), the Biosense Accounts), shall be deposited directly by the applicable Account Debtor into a lockbox account, or such other blocked account as Bank may specify, pursuant to a blocked account agreement in form and substance satisfactory to Bank in its sole discretion. Whether or not an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, Borrower shall immediately deliver all payments on and proceeds of Accounts (other than, prior to the Term Loan Obligations Payment Date (as such term is defined in the Cowen Intercreditor Agreement), the Biosense Accounts), to an account maintained with Bank to be applied (i) prior to an Event of Default, to the Revolving Line pursuant to the terms of Section 2.5(b) of the Domestic Agreement, and (ii) after the occurrence and during the continuance of an Event of Default, pursuant to the terms of Section 9.4 hereof; provided, that during a Streamline Period, such proceeds shall promptly be transferred to Borrowers Designated Deposit Account.
(d) Returns. Provided no Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, if any Account Debtor returns any Inventory to Borrower, Borrower shall promptly (i) determine the reason for such return, (ii) issue a credit memorandum to the Account Debtor in the appropriate amount, and (iii) provide a copy of such credit memorandum to Bank, upon request from Bank. In the event any attempted return occurs after the occurrence and during the continuance of any Event of Default, Borrower shall hold the returned Inventory in trust for Bank, and immediately notify Bank of the return of the Inventory.
(e) Verification. Bank may, from time to time, verify directly with the respective Account Debtors the validity, amount and other matters relating to the Accounts, either in the name of Borrower or Bank or such other name as Bank may choose.
(f) No Liability. Bank shall not be responsible or liable for any shortage or discrepancy in, damage to, or loss or destruction of, any goods, the sale or other disposition of which gives rise to an Account, or for any error, act, omission, or delay of any kind occurring in the settlement, failure to settle, collection or failure to collect any Account, or for settling any Account in good faith for less than the full amount thereof, nor shall Bank be deemed to be responsible for any of Borrowers obligations under any contract or agreement giving rise to an Account. Nothing herein shall, however, relieve Bank from liability for its own gross negligence or willful misconduct.
6.4 EXIM Insurance. If required by Bank, Borrower will obtain, and pay when due all premiums with respect to, and maintain uninterrupted foreign credit insurance. In addition, if requested by Bank, Borrower will execute in favor of Bank an assignment of proceeds of any insurance policy obtained by Borrower and issued by EXIM Bank insuring against comprehensive commercial and political risk (the EXIM Bank Policy). The insurance proceeds from the EXIM Bank Policy assigned or paid to Bank will be applied to the balance outstanding under this EXIM Agreement. Borrower will immediately notify Bank and EXIM Bank in writing upon submission of any claim under the EXIM Bank Policy.
6.5 Further Assurances. Borrower shall execute any further instruments and take further action as Bank reasonably requests to perfect or continue Banks Lien in the Collateral or to effect the purposes of this EXIM Agreement.
7 NEGATIVE COVENANTS
Borrower shall not do any of the following without Banks prior written consent:
7.1 Domestic Loan Documents. Violate or otherwise fail to comply with any provisions of the Domestic Loan Documents, which provisions are incorporated into this EXIM Agreement by reference, and shall survive the termination of Domestic Agreement.
7.2 EXIM Borrower Agreement. Violate or otherwise fail to comply with any provision of the EXIM Borrower Agreement, including, without limitation, the negative covenants set forth therein.
7.3 EXIM Guaranty. Take any action, or permit any action to be taken, that causes or, with the passage of time, could cause, the EXIM Guaranty to cease to be in full force and effect.
8 EVENTS OF DEFAULT
Any one of the following shall constitute an event of default (an Event of Default) under this EXIM Agreement:
8.1 Payment Default. Borrower fails to (a) make any payment of principal or interest on any Credit Extension on its due date, or (b) pay any other Obligations within three (3) Business Days after such Obligations are due and payable. During the cure period, the failure to cure the payment default is not an Event of Default (but no Credit Extension will be made during the cure period);
8.2 Covenant Default.
(a) Borrower fails or neglects to perform any obligation in Section 7; or
(b) Borrower fails or neglects to perform, keep, or observe any other term, provision, condition, covenant or agreement contained in this EXIM Agreement, or any Loan Documents, and as to any default (other than those specified in this Section 8) 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, that if the default cannot by its nature be cured within the ten (10) day period or cannot after diligent attempts by Borrower be cured within such ten (10) day period, and such default is likely to be cured within a reasonable time, then Borrower shall have an additional period (which shall not in any case exceed thirty (30) days) to attempt to cure such default, and within such reasonable time period the failure to cure the default shall not be deemed an Event of Default (but no Credit Extensions shall be made during such cure period). Grace periods provided under this section shall not apply, among other things, to financial covenants or any other covenants set forth in subsection (a) above;
8.3 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 thirty (30) 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);
8.4 Domestic Default. The occurrence of an Event of Default under the Domestic Loan Documents. The terms and provisions of Sections 6.2, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 6.8, 6.9, 6.10, 6.11, 6.13, 6.14 and Section 7 of the Domestic Agreement are hereby incorporated by reference and shall survive the termination of the Domestic Agreement.
8.5 EXIM Guaranty. If the EXIM Guaranty ceases for any reason to be in full force and effect, or if the EXIM Bank declares the EXIM Guaranty void or revokes any obligations under the EXIM Guaranty.
9 BANKS RIGHTS AND REMEDIES
9.1 Rights and Remedies. While 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 8.3 occurs all Obligations are immediately due and payable without any action by Bank);
(b) stop advancing money or extending credit for Borrowers benefit under this EXIM 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, notify any Person owing Borrower money of Banks security interest in such funds, and verify the amount of such account;
(d) make any payments and do any acts it considers necessary or reasonable to protect the Collateral and/or 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 Banks 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, Borrowers 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 Banks exercise of its rights under this Section, Borrowers rights under all licenses and all franchise agreements inure to Banks benefit;
(g) place a hold 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;
(h) demand and receive possession of Borrowers Books; and
(i) exercise all rights and remedies available to Bank under the Loan Documents or at law or equity, including all remedies provided under the Code (including disposal of the Collateral pursuant to the terms thereof).
9.2 Power of Attorney. Borrower hereby irrevocably appoints Bank as its lawful attorney-in-fact, exercisable upon the occurrence and during the continuance of an Event of Default, to: (a) endorse Borrowers name on any checks or other forms of payment or security; (b) sign Borrowers name on any invoice or bill of lading for any Account or drafts against Account Debtors; (c) settle and adjust disputes and claims about the Accounts directly with Account Debtors, for amounts and on terms Bank determines reasonable; (d) make, settle, and adjust all claims under Borrowers insurance policies; (e) pay, contest or settle any Lien, charge, encumbrance, security interest, and adverse claim in or to the Collateral, or any judgment based thereon, or otherwise take any action to terminate or discharge the same; and (f) transfer the Collateral into the name of Bank or a third party as the Code permits. Borrower hereby appoints Bank as its lawful attorney-in-fact to sign Borrowers name on any documents necessary to perfect or continue the perfection of any security interest regardless of whether an Event of Default has occurred until all Obligations have been satisfied in full and Bank is under no further obligation to make Credit Extensions hereunder. Banks foregoing appointment as Borrowers attorney in fact, and all of Banks rights and powers, coupled with an interest, are irrevocable until all Obligations have been fully repaid and performed and Banks obligation to provide Credit Extensions terminates.
9.3 Protective Payments. If Borrower fails to obtain the 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 EXIM Agreement or 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 charged by Bank, and secured by the Collateral. Bank will make reasonable efforts 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 Banks waiver of any Event of Default.
9.4 Application of Payments and Proceeds. If an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, Bank may apply any funds in its possession, whether from Borrower account balances, payments, proceeds realized as the result of any collection of Accounts or other disposition of the Collateral, or otherwise, to the Obligations in such order as Bank shall determine in its sole discretion. Any surplus shall be paid to Borrower or to other Persons
legally entitled thereto; Borrower shall remain liable to Bank for any deficiency. If Bank, in its good faith business judgment, directly or indirectly enters into a deferred payment or other credit transaction with any purchaser at any sale of Collateral, Bank shall have the option, exercisable at any time, of either reducing the Obligations by the principal amount of the purchase price or deferring the reduction of the Obligations until the actual receipt by Bank of cash therefor.
9.5 Banks Liability for Collateral. So long as Bank complies with reasonable banking practices regarding the safekeeping of the Collateral in the 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.
9.6 No Waiver; Remedies Cumulative. Banks failure, at any time or times, to require strict performance by Borrower of any provision of this EXIM 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. Banks rights and remedies under this EXIM Agreement and the other Loan Documents are cumulative. Bank has all rights and remedies provided under the Code, by law, or in equity. Banks exercise of one right or remedy is not an election, and Banks waiver of any Event of Default is not a continuing waiver. Banks delay in exercising any remedy is not a waiver, election, or acquiescence.
9.7 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.
9.8 EXIM Direction. Upon the occurrence of an Event of Default, EXIM Bank shall have right to (i) direct Bank to exercise the remedies specified in Section 9.1 hereof and (ii) request that Bank accelerate the maturity of any other loans to Borrower.
9.9 EXIM Notification. Bank has the right to immediately notify EXIM Bank in writing if it has knowledge of any of the following events: (1) any failure to pay any amount due under this EXIM Agreement; (2) the EXIM Borrowing Base is less than the sum of the outstanding Credit Extensions; (3) any failure to pay when due any amount payable to Bank under any Loan Documents owing by Borrower to Bank; (4) the filing of an action for debtors relief by, against or on behalf of Borrower; or (5) any threatened or pending material litigation against Borrower, or any material dispute involving Borrower.
If Bank sends a notice to EXIM Bank, Bank has the right to send EXIM Bank a written report on the status of events covered by the notice every thirty (30) days after the date of the original notification, until Bank files a claim with EXIM Bank or the defaults have been cured (but no EXIM Advances may be required during the cure period unless EXIM Bank gives its written approval). If directed by EXIM Bank, Bank will have the right to exercise any rights it may have against the Borrower to demand the immediate repayment of all amount outstanding under the Loan Documents.
All notices, consents, requests, approvals, demands, or other communication (collectively, Communication), other than Advance requests made pursuant to Section 3.4, by any party to this EXIM Agreement or any other Loan Document must be in writing and be delivered or sent by facsimile at the addresses or facsimile numbers listed below. Bank or Borrower may change its notice address by giving the other party written notice thereof. Each such Communication shall be deemed to have been validly served, given, or delivered: (a) upon the earlier of actual receipt and three (3) Business Days after deposit in the U.S. mail, registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, with proper postage prepaid; (b) upon transmission, when sent by facsimile transmission (with such facsimile promptly confirmed by delivery of a copy by personal delivery or United States mail as otherwise provided in this Section 10); (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 indicated below. Advance requests made pursuant to Section 3.4 must be in writing and may be in the form of electronic mail, delivered to Bank by Borrower at the e-mail address of Bank provided below and shall be deemed to have been validly served, given, or delivered when sent (with such electronic mail promptly confirmed by delivery of a copy by personal delivery or United States mail as otherwise provided in this Section 10). Bank or Borrower may change its address, facsimile number, or electronic mail address by giving the other party written notice thereof in accordance with the terms of this Section 10.
If to Borrower:
Stereotaxis International, Inc.
c/o Stereotaxis, Inc.
4320 Forest Park Avenue, Suite 100
St. Louis, Missouri 63108
Attn: Mr. Sam Duggan
Fax: (314) 615-6922
If to Bank:
Silicon Valley Bank
7000 North MoPac Expressway, Suite 360
Austin, Texas 78731
Attention: Sheila Colson
Telephone No.: (512) 372-6753
with a copy to:
Riemer & Braunstein LLP
Three Center Plaza
Boston, Massachusetts 02108
Attn: Charles W. Stavros, Esquire
Fax: (617) 880-3456
11 CHOICE OF LAW, VENUE AND JURY TRIAL WAIVER
Illinois 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 Illinois; provided, however, that nothing in this EXIM 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 EXIM Agreement and that service so made shall be deemed completed upon the earlier to occur of Borrowers actual receipt thereof or three (3) days after deposit in the U.S. mails, proper postage prepaid. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY SET FORTH HEREINABOVE, BANK SHALL SPECIFICALLY HAVE THE RIGHT TO BRING ANY ACTION OR PROCEEDING AGAINST BORROWER OR ITS PROPERTY IN THE COURTS OF ANY OTHER JURISDICTION WHICH BANK DEEMS NECESSARY OR APPROPRIATE IN ORDER TO REALIZE ON THE COLLATERAL OR TO OTHERWISE ENFORCE BANKS RIGHTS AGAINST BORROWER OR ITS PROPERTY.
TO THE 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 EXIM 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 EXIM AGREEMENT. EACH PARTY HAS REVIEWED THIS WAIVER WITH ITS COUNSEL.
12 GENERAL PROVISIONS
12.1 Termination Prior to Maturity Date. This EXIM Agreement may be terminated prior to the Revolving Line Maturity Date by Borrower, effective three (3) Business Days after written notice of termination is given to Bank or if Banks obligation to fund Credit Extensions terminates pursuant to the terms of Section 2.1.1(b). Notwithstanding any such termination, Banks lien and security interest in the Collateral shall continue until
Borrower fully satisfies its Obligations. If such termination is at Borrowers election or at Banks election due to the occurrence and continuance of an Event of Default, Borrower shall pay to Bank, in addition to the payment of any other expenses or fees then-owing, a termination fee in an amount equal to one percent (1.00%) of the Revolving Line (i.e. One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000) (unless otherwise payable pursuant to Section 12.1 of the Domestic Agreement); provided, that no termination fee shall be charged if the credit facility hereunder is replaced with a new facility from another division of Silicon Valley Bank. Upon payment in full of the Obligations and at such time as Banks obligation to make Credit Extensions has terminated, Bank shall release its liens and security interests in the Collateral and all rights therein shall revert to Borrower.
12.2 Successors and Assigns. This EXIM Agreement binds and is for the benefit of the successors and permitted assigns of each party. Borrower may not assign this EXIM Agreement or any rights or obligations under it without Banks prior written consent (which may be granted or withheld in Banks 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, Banks obligations, rights, and benefits under this EXIM Agreement and the other Loan Documents.
12.3 Indemnification. Borrower agrees to indemnify, defend and hold Bank and its directors, officers, employees, agents, attorneys, or any other Person affiliated with or representing Bank 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 Bank 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 Banks gross negligence or willful misconduct.
12.4 Time of Essence. Time is of the essence for the performance of all Obligations in this EXIM Agreement.
12.5 Correction of Loan Documents. Bank may correct patent errors and fill in any blanks in the Loan Documents consistent with the agreement of the parties.
12.6 Severability of Provisions. Each provision of this EXIM Agreement is severable from every other provision in determining the enforceability of any provision.
12.7 Amendments in Writing; Integration. All amendments to this EXIM Agreement must be in writing signed by both Bank and Borrower. This EXIM 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 EXIM Agreement and the Loan Documents merge into this EXIM Agreement and the Loan Documents.
12.8 Counterparts. This EXIM 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 EXIM Agreement.
12.9 Survival. All covenants, representations and warranties made in this EXIM Agreement continue in full force until this EXIM 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 EXIM Agreement) have been satisfied. The obligation of Borrower in Section 12.3 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 Banks Subsidiaries or Affiliates (such Subsidiaries and Affiliates, together with Bank, collectively, Bank Entities); (b) to prospective transferees or purchasers of any interest in the Credit Extensions (provided, however, Bank shall use commercially reasonable efforts to obtain any prospective transferees or purchasers agreement to the terms of this provision); (c) as required by law, regulation, subpoena, or other order; (d) to Banks regulators or as otherwise required in connection with Banks 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 agreement with Bank with terms no less restrictive than those contained herein. Confidential information does not include information that is either: (i) in the public domain or in Banks possession when disclosed to Bank, or becomes part of the public domain after disclosure to Bank; or (ii) disclosed to Bank by a third party if Bank does not know that the third party is prohibited from disclosing the information.
Bank Entities may use the confidential information for reporting purposes and the development and distribution of databases and market analyses so long as such confidential information is aggregated and anonymized prior to distribution, unless otherwise expressly permitted by Borrower. The provisions of the immediately preceding sentence shall survive the termination of this EXIM 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, Bank 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.
12.12 Right of Set Off. Borrower hereby grants to Bank, a lien, security interest and right of set off 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 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.
12.13 EXIM Borrower Agreement; Cross-Collateralization; Cross-Default; Conflicts. Both this EXIM Agreement and the EXIM Borrower Agreement shall continue in full force and effect, and all rights and remedies under this EXIM Agreement and the EXIM Borrower Agreement are cumulative. The term Obligations as used in this EXIM Agreement and in the EXIM Borrower Agreement shall include without limitation the obligation to pay when due all loans made pursuant to the EXIM Borrower Agreement (the EXIM Loans) and all interest thereon and the obligation to pay when due all Advances made pursuant to the terms of this EXIM Agreement and all interest thereon. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the security interest granted herein covering all Collateral as defined in this EXIM Agreement and as defined in the EXIM Borrower Agreement shall secure all EXIM Loans and all Advances and all interest thereon, and all other Obligations. Any Event of Default under this EXIM Agreement shall also constitute a default under the EXIM Borrower Agreement, and any default under the EXIM Borrower Agreement shall also constitute an Event of Default under this EXIM Agreement. In the event Bank assigns its rights under this EXIM Agreement and/or under any note evidencing EXIM Loans and/or its rights under the EXIM Borrower Agreement and/or under any note evidencing Advances, to any third party, including, without limitation, the EXIM Bank, whether before or after the occurrence of any Event of Default, Bank shall have the right (but not any obligation), in its sole discretion, to allocate and apportion Collateral to the EXIM Borrower Agreement and/or note assigned and to specify the priorities of the respective security interests in such Collateral between itself and the assignee, all without notice to or consent of the Borrower. Should any term of the EXIM Agreement conflict with any term of the EXIM Borrower Agreement, the more restrictive term in either agreement shall govern Borrower.
12.14 Borrower Liability. Either Borrower may, acting singly, request Credit Extensions hereunder. Each Borrower hereby appoints the other as agent for the other for all purposes hereunder, including with respect to requesting Credit Extensions hereunder. Each Borrower hereunder shall be jointly and severally obligated to repay all Credit Extensions made hereunder, regardless of which Borrower actually receives said Advance, as if each Borrower hereunder directly received all Credit Extensions. Each Borrower waives any suretyship defenses available to it under the Code or any other applicable law. Each Borrower waives any right to require Bank to: (i) proceed against any Borrower or any other person; (ii) proceed against or exhaust any security; or (iii) pursue any other remedy. Bank may exercise or not exercise any right or remedy it has against any Borrower or any security it holds (including the right to foreclose by judicial or non-judicial sale) without affecting any Borrowers liability. Notwithstanding any other provision of this EXIM Agreement or any other related document, each Borrower irrevocably waives all rights that it may have at law or in equity (including, without limitation, any law subrogating Borrower to the rights of Bank under this EXIM Agreement) to seek contribution, indemnification or any other form of reimbursement from any other Borrower, or any other Person now or hereafter primarily or secondarily liable for any of the Obligations, for any payment made by Borrower with respect to the Obligations in connection with this EXIM Agreement or otherwise and all rights that it might have to benefit from, or to participate in, any security for the Obligations as a result of any payment made by Borrower with respect to the Obligations in connection with this EXIM Agreement or otherwise. Any agreement providing for indemnification, reimbursement or any other arrangement prohibited under this Section 12.14 shall be null and void. If any payment is made to a Borrower in contravention of this Section 12.14, such Borrower shall hold such payment in trust for Bank and such payment shall be promptly delivered to Bank for application to the Obligations, whether matured or unmatured.
12.15 No Novation. Borrower and Bank hereby agree that, effective upon the execution and delivery of this Agreement by each such party, the terms and provisions of the Prior EXIM Loan Agreement shall be and hereby are amended, restated and superseded in their entirety by the terms and provisions of this EXIM Agreement. Nothing herein contained shall be construed as a substitution or novation of the obligations of Borrower outstanding under the Prior EXIM Loan Agreement or instruments securing the same, which obligations shall remain in full force and effect, except to the extent that the terms thereof are modified hereby or by instruments executed concurrently herewith. Nothing expressed or implied in this EXIM Agreement shall be construed as a release or other discharge of any Borrower from any of the Obligations or any liabilities under the Prior EXIM Loan Agreement or any of the security agreements, pledge agreements, mortgages, guaranties or other Loan Documents executed in connection therewith. Each Borrower hereby (i) confirms and agrees that each Loan Document to which it is a party is, and shall continue to be, in full force and effect and is hereby ratified and confirmed in all respects except that on and after the Effective Date all references in any such Loan Document to the EXIM Agreement the Domestic Agreement, thereto, thereof, thereunder or words of like import referring to the EXIM Loan Agreement shall mean the Prior EXIM Loan Agreement as amended and restated by this EXIM Agreement; and (ii) confirms and agrees that to the extent that the Prior Loan Agreement or any Loan Document executed in connection therewith purports to assign or pledge to the Bank, or to grant to the Bank a security interest in or lien on, any collateral as security for the Obligations of Borrower or any guarantor from time to time existing in respect of the Prior EXIM Loan Agreement, such pledge, assignment or grant of the security interest or lien is hereby ratified and confirmed in all respects and shall remain effective as of the first date it became effective.
13.1 Definitions. Except as otherwise defined, terms that are capitalized in this EXIM Agreement shall have the meaning assigned in the Domestic Agreement. As used in this EXIM Agreement, the following terms have the following meanings:
Advance or Advances means an advance (or advances) under the Revolving Line.
Availability Amount is (a) the lesser of (i) the Revolving Line or (ii) the EXIM Borrowing Base minus (b) the outstanding principal balance of any Advances. In no event shall the aggregate amount of all Credit Extensions under this EXIM Agreement outstanding at any time together with all other Credit Extensions (as defined in the Domestic Agreement) under the Domestic Agreement (other than outstanding principal under the Term Loan 2010) exceed Twenty Million Dollars ($20,000,000).
Bank is defined in the preamble hereof.
Borrower is defined in the preamble hereof.
Capital Goods is defined in the EXIM Borrower Agreement.
Country Limitation Schedule is defined in the EXIM Borrower Agreement.
Credit Extension is any Advance or any other extension of credit by Bank for Borrowers benefit.
Default Rate is defined in Section 2.3(b).
Domestic Agreement is defined in Section 1.1(a).
Domestic Loan Documents is defined in Section 1.1(a).
Domestic Revolving Line means the Revolving Line, as such term is defined in the Domestic Agreement.
Effective Date is defined in the preamble hereof.
Eligible EXIM Accounts Subject to exceptions approved in writing by EXIM Bank, receivables held as collateral must be payable to the Borrower in the U.S. and must be denominated in U.S. dollars. Receivables not eligible for inclusion in the EXIM Borrowing Base are listed below. In no event shall Export-Related Accounts Receivable or Export-Related Overseas Accounts Receivable include any Account Receivable:
(a) that does not arise from the sale of Items in the ordinary course of the Borrowers business;
(b) that is not subject to a valid, perfected, and enforceable first priority security interest in favor of the Bank;
(c) as to which any covenant, representation or warranty contained in the Loan Documents relating to such Account has been breached;
(d) that is not owned by the Borrower or is subject to any right, claim, or interest of another party other than the Lien in favor of the Bank;
(e) with respect to which an invoice has not been sent;
(f) that is generated by the sale or provision of defense articles or services, subject to exceptions approved in writing by EXIM Bank;
(g) that is due and payable from a military buyer, subject to exceptions approved in writing by EXIM Bank;
(h) that is due and payable from a foreign buyer located in a country with which EXIM Bank is legally prohibited from doing business as set forth in the current Country Limitation Schedule. (Note: If the Borrower has knowledge that an export to a country in which EXIM Bank may do business, as set forth in the current Country Limitation Schedule, will be re-exported to a country with which EXIM Bank is legally prohibited from doing business, the corresponding receivables (or a pro-rata portion thereof) are not eligible for inclusion in the Export-Related Borrowing Base.);
(i) that does not comply with the requirements of the Country Limitation Schedule;
(j) that by its original terms is due and payable more than one-hundred-eighty (180) days from the date of invoice;
(k) that is not paid within sixty (60) calendar days from its original due date unless insured through EXIM Bank (or other acceptable) export credit insurance for comprehensive commercial and political risk, in which case ninety (90) calendar days shall apply;
(l) that arises from a sale of goods to or performance of services for an employee, stockholder, or subsidiary of the Borrower, intra-company receivables or any receivable from a stockholder, any person or entity with a controlling interest in the Borrower or which shares common controlling ownership with the Borrower;
(m) that is backed by a letter of credit where the Items covered by the subject letter of credit have not yet been shipped, or where the covered services have not yet provided;
(n) that the Bank or EXIM Bank, in its reasonable judgment, deem uncollectible or unacceptable; this category includes, but is not limited to, finance charges or late charges imposed on the foreign buyer by the Borrower as a result of the foreign buyers past due status;
(o) that is denominated in non-U.S. currency, unless pre-approved in writing by EXIM Bank;
(p) that does not comply with the terms of sale as set forth by EXIM Bank;
(q) that is due and payable from a buyer who becomes unable to pay its debts or whose ability to pay its debts becomes questionable;
(r) that arises from a bill-and-hold, guaranteed sale, sale-and-return, sale on approval, consignment, or any other repurchase or return basis or is evidenced by chattel paper;
(s) for which the Items giving rise to such Accounts have not been shipped to the buyer or when the Items are services, such services have not been performed or when the export order specifies a timing for invoicing the Items other than shipment or performance and the Items have not been invoiced in accordance with such terms of the export order, or the Accounts do not otherwise represent a final sale;
(t) that is subject to any offset, deduction, defense, dispute, or counterclaim, or the Buyer is also a creditor or supplier of the Borrower, or the Account is contingent in any respect or for any reason;
(u) for which the Borrower has made any agreement with the buyer for any deduction therefrom, except for discounts or allowances made in the ordinary course of business for prompt payment;
(v) for which any of the Items giving rise to such Accounts have been returned, rejected, or repossessed;
(w) the Biosense Accounts;
(x) that arises from the sale of Items that do not meet 50% U.S. Content requirements; and
(y) that is deemed to be ineligible by EXIM Bank.
Export-Related Inventory is Inventory located at its principal place of business (or any location permitted under Section 7.2 of the Domestic Agreement) and valued at the lower of actual cost or market value as determined in accordance with GAAP or the appraised, or orderly liquidation value if the Bank has other loans to a Borrower with the same valuation or unless pre-approved by EXIM Bank. Exported-Related Inventory may include raw materials, work-in-process and finished goods.
Export-Related Inventory not eligible for inclusion in the Export-Related Borrowing Base is listed below. In no event shall Export-Related Inventory include any Inventory:
(a) that is not subject to a valid, perfected, and enforceable first priority Lien in favor of the Bank;
(b) that is located at an address that has not been disclosed to the Bank in writing;
(c) that is not located in the United States, unless pre-approved by EXIM Bank in writing;
(d) that is placed by the Borrower on consignment or held by the Borrower on consignment;
(e) that is in the possession of a processor or bailee, or located on premises leased or subleased to the Borrower, or on premises subject to a mortgage in favor of a party other than the Bank, unless such processor or bailee or lessor or sublessor or mortgagee (as applicable) of such premises has executed and delivered all documentation which the Bank shall require to evidence its priority with respect to such Inventory as well as its right to gain access to such Inventory;
(f) that is produced in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act or subject to the hot goods provisions contained in 29 U.S.C. 215 or any successor statute or section;
(g) as to which any covenant, representation, or warranty with respect to such Inventory contained in the Loan Documents has been breached;
(h) that is an Item or is to be incorporated into Items that do not meet 50% U.S. Content requirements;
(i) that is demonstration Inventory;
(j) that consists of proprietary software (i.e., software designed solely for the Borrowers internal use and not intended for resale);
(k) that is damaged, obsolete, returned, defective, recalled or unfit for further processing;
(l) that has previously been exported from the U.S.;
(m) that constitutes or will be incorporated into Items that constitute, defense articles or services;
(n) that is an Item or will be incorporated into Items that will be used in the construction, alteration, operation or maintenance of nuclear power, enrichment, reprocessing, research or heavy water production facilities unless with EXIM Banks prior written consent;
(o) that is an Item or to be incorporated into Items destined for shipment to a country with which EXIM Bank is legally prohibited from doing business as designated in the current Country Limitation Schedule, or that the Borrower has knowledge will be re-exported by a foreign Buyer to a country in which EXIM Bank is legally prohibited from doing business;
(p) that is an Item or is to be incorporated into Items destined for shipment to a Buyer in a country in which EXIM Bank coverage is not available for commercial reasons as designated in the current Country Limitation Schedule, unless and only to the extent that such Inventory is sold to the foreign Buyer on terms of an irrevocable letter of credit confirmed by a bank acceptable to EXIM Bank;
(q) that constitutes or is to be incorporated into Items whose sale would result in an Account Receivable that would not be an Eligible Export-Related Account Receivable;
(r) inventory used in generating a Biosense Account under the Biosense Agreement, if any;
(s) that is included as eligible inventory under any other credit facility to which Borrower is a party; or
(t) that is, or is to be incorporated into, an Item that is a Capital Good unless the transaction is in accordance with Section 2.14 Economic Impact Approval of the EXIM Borrower Agreement.
Eligible Export-Related Accounts Receivable is defined in the EXIM Borrower Agreement.
Event of Default is defined in Section 8.
EXIM Bank means Export-Import Bank of the United States.
EXIM Borrower Agreement is defined in Section 2.7.
EXIM Borrowing Base is (a) ninety percent (90%) of Hedged Eligible EXIM Accounts plus (b) seventy percent (70%) of all other Eligible EXIM Accounts plus (c) the lesser of sixty-five percent (65%) of the value of Export-Related Inventory (valued at the lower of cost or wholesale fair market value) or Two Million Dollars ($2,000,000); in each case as determined by Bank from Borrowers most recent EXIM Borrowing Base Certificate; provided, however, that Bank may decrease the foregoing amounts and/or percentages in its good faith business judgment based on events, conditions, contingencies, or risks which, as determined by Bank, may adversely affect Collateral.
EXIM Borrowing Base Certificate is that certain certificate describing the calculation of the EXIM Borrowing Base, provided to Borrower by Bank.
EXIM Guaranty is defined in Section 2.6.
EXIM Loans is defined in Section 12.13.
EXIM Promissory Note is a certain Promissory Note of even date executed by Borrower in connection with this EXIM Agreement.
Export-Related Accounts Receivable is defined in the EXIM Borrower Agreement.
Export-Related General Intangibles is defined in the EXIM Borrower Agreement.
Export-Related Inventory is defined in the EXIM Borrower Agreement.
Foreign Currency Hedge Agreement: any agreement with respect to any swap, hedge, forward, future or derivative transaction or option or similar other similar agreement or arrangement, each of which is (i) for the purpose of hedging the foreign currency fluctuation exposure associated with Borrowers operations and Accounts, (ii) acceptable to Bank, in its reasonable discretion, and (iii) not for speculative purposes.
Hedged Eligible EXIM Accounts are Eligible EXIM Accounts in which either (i) all invoices are denominated in Dollars, or (ii) all invoices are in foreign currencies that are subject to a Foreign Currency Hedge Agreement.
Item and Items is defined in the EXIM Borrower Agreement.
Loan Documents are, collectively, this EXIM Agreement, the Perfection Certificate, the Subordination Agreement, the Domestic Agreement, the Domestic Loan Documents, the EXIM Borrower Agreement, the EXIM Guaranty, the EXIM Promissory Note, 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 EXIM Agreement, all as amended, restated, or otherwise modified.
Minimum EXIM Eligibility Requirements is defined in the defined term Eligible EXIM Accounts.
Obligations are Borrowers obligation to pay when due any debts, principal, interest, Bank Expenses and other amounts Borrower owes Bank now or later, whether under this EXIM Agreement, the Domestic Agreement, the other Loan Documents, or otherwise, including, without limitation, all obligations relating to letters of credit, cash management services, if any, and foreign exchange contracts, if any, and including interest accruing after Insolvency Proceedings begin and debts, liabilities, or obligations of Borrower assigned to Bank, and the performance of Borrowers duties under the Loan Documents.
Perfection Certificate is defined in Section 5.1.
Prime Rate is the Banks most recently announced prime rate, even if it is not Banks lowest rate.
Revolving Line is an Advance or Advances in an aggregate amount of up to Ten Million Dollars ($10,000,000) outstanding at any time.
Revolving Line Maturity Date is March 31, 2012.
Transfer is defined in Section 7.1.
[Signature page follows.]
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this EXIM Agreement to be executed as of the Effective Date.
|By||/s/ Samuel W. Duggan II|
|Name:||Samuel W. Duggan II|
|Title:||Chief Financial Officer|
|STEREOTAXIS INTERNATIONAL, INC.|
|By||/s/ Samuel W. Duggan II|
|Name:||Samuel W. Duggan II|
SILICON VALLEY BANK
|By||/s/ Sheila Colson|
The Collateral consists of all of Borrowers right, title and interest in and to the following personal property:
All goods, Accounts (including health-care receivables), Equipment, Inventory, contract rights or rights to payment of money, leases, license agreements, franchise agreements, General Intangibles (except as provided below), commercial tort claims, 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), securities, and all other investment property, supporting obligations, and financial assets, whether now owned or hereafter acquired, wherever located; and all Borrowers 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.
EXIM BORROWER AGREEMENT