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ABCO Energy (ABCE)

Filed: 21 Jul 21, 10:00am

 

Exhibit 99.2

 

Registration Rights Agreement

 

This Registration Rights Agreement (“Agreement”) is entered into as of the 19 day of July, 2021 by and among ABCO Energy, Inc., a Nevada corporation (the “Company”), and Oasis Capital, LLC, a Puerto Rico limited liability company (the “Investor”).

 

WHEREAS, the Company issued shares of its common stock to the Investor in connection with a Securities Purchase Agreement of even date between the Company and the Investor (the “Purchase Agreement”); and

 

WHEREAS, the Company has agreed to provide certain registration rights to the Investor.

 

Now, therefore, in consideration of the mutual promises and the covenants as set forth herein, the parties hereto hereby agree as follows:

 

1.    Definitions. Unless the context otherwise requires, the terms defined in this Section 1 shall have the meanings herein specified for all purposes of this Agreement, applicable to both the singular and plural forms of any of the terms herein defined.

 

Agreement” means this Registration Rights Agreement, as the same may be amended, modified or supplemented in accordance with the terms hereof.

 

Board” means the Board of Directors of the Company.

 

Common Stock” means the Company’s authorized common stock, as constituted on the date of this Agreement, any stock into which such Common Stock may thereafter be changed and any stock of the Company of any other class, which is not preferred as to dividends or assets over any other class of stock of the Company and which is not subject to redemption, issued to the holders of shares of such Common Stock upon any re-classification thereof.

 

Commission” means the Securities and Exchange Commission or any other governmental body at the time administering the Securities Act.

 

Company” has the meaning assigned to it in the introductory paragraph of this Agreement.

 

Company Securities” has the meaning any securities proposed to be sold by the Company for its own account in a registered public offering.

 

Exchange Act” means the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

 

Excluded Forms” means registration statements under the Securities Act, on Forms S-4 and S-8, or any successors thereto and any form used in connection with an initial public offering of securities.

 

Investor” has the meaning assigned to it in the introductory paragraph of this Agreement.

 

Other Shares” has the meaning assigned to it in Section 4(f) of this Agreement.

 

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Person” includes any natural person, corporation, trust, association, company, partnership, joint venture, limited liability company and other entity and any government, governmental agency, instrumentality or political subdivision.

 

Purchase Agreement” as the meaning set forth in the first WHEREAS clause.

 

The terms “register” “registered” and “registration” refer to a registration effected by preparing and filing a registration statement on other than any of the Excluded Forms in compliance with the Securities Act, and the declaration or ordering of the effectiveness of such registration statement.

 

Registrable Securities” means the Shares of Common Stock issuable to the Investor in connection with the conversion of the Note and/or exercise of Warrants (as such terms are defined in the Purchase Agreement), and any securities of the Company issued with respect to such Common Stock by way of a stock dividend or stock split or in connection with a combination, recapitalization, share exchange, consolidation or other reorganization of the Company.

 

Selling Expenses” means all selling commissions, finder’s fees and stock transfer taxes applicable to the Registrable Securities registered by the Investor and all fees and disbursements of counsel for the Investor.

 

Securities Act” means the Securities Act of 1933.

 

 

2.

Piggyback Registration.

 

(a)    Each time the Company proposes for any reason to register any of its Common Stock under the Securities Act in connection with the proposed offer and sale of its Common Stock for money, either for its own account or on behalf of any other security holder (a “Proposed Registration”), other than pursuant to a registration statement on Excluded Forms, the Company shall promptly give written notice of such Proposed Registration to the Investor and shall offer the Investor the right to request inclusion of its Registrable Securities in the Proposed Registration.

 

(b)    The Investor shall have 20 days from the receipt of such notice to deliver to the Company a written request specifying the number of Registrable Securities the Investor intends to sell in the Proposed Registration and the Investor’s intended method of disposition.

 

(c)    In the event that the Proposed Registration by the Company is, in whole or in part, an underwritten public offering, the Company shall so advise the Investor as part of the written notice given pursuant to Section 2(a), and any request under Section 2(b) must specify that the Investor’s Registrable Securities be included in the underwriting on the same terms and conditions as the shares of Common Stock, if any, otherwise being sold through underwriters under such registration.

 

(d)    Upon receipt of a written request pursuant to Section 2(b), the Company shall promptly use commercially reasonable efforts to cause all such Registrable Securities held

 

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by the Investor to be registered under the Securities Act (and included in any related qualifications under blue sky laws or other compliance), to the extent required to permit sale or disposition as set forth in the Proposed Registration.

 

(e)    In the event that the offering is to be an underwritten offering, if the Investor propose to distribute its Registrable Securities through such underwritten offering, then the Investor agrees to enter into an underwriting agreement with the underwriter or underwriters selected for such underwriting by the Company.

 

3.    Obligations of the Company. If and whenever the Company is required by the provisions hereof to effect or cause the registration of any Registrable Securities under the Securities Act as provided herein, the Company shall:

 

(a)    use its best efforts to prepare and file with the Commission a registration statement with respect to such Registrable Securities and use commercially reasonable efforts to cause such registration statement to become and remain effective;

 

(b)    use its best efforts to prepare and file with the Commission such amendments to such registration statement (including post-effective amendments) and supplements to the prospectus included therein as may be necessary to keep such registration statement effective and current, subject to the qualifications in Section 4(a), and to comply with the provisions of the Securities Act (including Sections 5(b) and 10)with respect to the sale or other disposition of all Registrable Securities covered by such registration statement during such period in accordance with the intended methods of disposition by the Investor set forth in such registration statement;

 

(c)    furnish to the Investor such number of copies of such registration statement and of each such amendment and supplement thereto (in each case including all exhibits), such number of copies of the prospectus included in such registration statement (including each preliminary prospectus), in conformity with the requirements of the Securities Act, and such other documents, as the Investor may reasonably request, in order to facilitate the public sale or other disposition of the Registrable Securities owned by the Investor;

 

(d)    use its best efforts to make such filings under the securities or blue sky laws of such jurisdictions as the Investor may reasonably request to enable the Investor to consummate the sale in such jurisdiction of the Registrable Securities owned by the Investor;

 

(e)    notify the Investor at any time when a prospectus relating to their Registrable Securities is required to be delivered under the Securities Act, of the Company’s becoming aware that the prospectus included in the related registration statement, as then in effect, includes an untrue statement of a material fact or omits to state any material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein not misleading in light of the circumstances then existing, and promptly prepare and furnish to the Investor a reasonable number of copies of a prospectus supplemented or amended so that, as thereafter delivered to the purchasers of such Registrable Securities, such prospectus shall not include an untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make

 

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the statements therein not misleading in the light of the circumstances then existing;

 

(f)    otherwise use its best efforts to comply with all applicable rules and regulations of the Commission;

 

(g)    to use its best efforts to cause Registrable Securities to be quoted on each trading market and/or in each quotation service on which the Common Stock of the Company is then listed or quoted; and

 

(h)    notify the Investor of any stop order threatened or issued by the Commission and take all actions reasonably necessary to prevent the entry of such stop order or to remove it if entered.

 

 

4.

Other Procedures.

 

(a)    Subject to the Company’s general obligation to use its best efforts under Section 3, the Company shall be required to maintain the effectiveness of a registration statement (under Form S-1 or other applicable form) until the Investor has sold all Registrable Securities.

 

(b)    In consideration of the Company’s obligations under this Agreement, the Investor agrees that, upon receipt of any notice from the Company of the happening of any event of the kind described in Section 3(e) herein, the Investor shall forthwith discontinue his sale of Registrable Securities pursuant to the registration statement covering such Registrable Securities until the Investor’s receipt of the copies of the supplemented or amended prospectus contemplated by said Section 3(e) and, if so directed by the Company, shall deliver to the Company (at the Company’s expense) all copies, other than permanent file copies, then in the Investor’s possession of the prospectus covering such Registrable Securities current at the time of receipt of such notice.

 

(c)    The Company’s obligation to file any registration statement or amendment including a post-effective amendment, shall be subject to the Investor, as applicable, furnishing to the Company in writing such information and documents regarding the Investor and the distribution of the Investor’s Registrable Securities as may reasonably be required to be disclosed in the registration statement in question by the rules and regulations under the Securities Act or under any other applicable securities or blue sky laws of the jurisdiction referred to in Section 3(d) herein. The Company’s obligations are also subject to the Investor promptly executing any representation letter concerning compliance with Regulation M under the Exchange Act (or any successor rule or regulation).

 

(d)    If any such registration statement refers to the Investor by name or otherwise as a stockholder of the Company, but such reference to the Investor by name or otherwise is not required by the Securities Act or the rules thereunder, then the Investor shall have the right to require the deletion of the reference to the Investor.

 

5.    Registration Expenses. In connection with any registration of Registrable Securities pursuant to Section 2, the Company shall, whether or not any such registration shall become effective, from time to time, pay all expenses (other than Selling Expenses) incident to its

 

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performance of or compliance, including, without limitation, all registration, and filing fees, fees and expenses of compliance with securities or blue sky laws, word processing, printing and copying expenses, messenger and delivery expenses, fees and disbursements of counsel for the Company and all independent public accountants and other Persons retained by the Company.

 

 

6.

Indemnification.

 

(a)    In the event of any registration of any shares of Common Stock under the Securities Act pursuant to this Agreement, the Company shall indemnify and hold harmless the Investor, from and against any losses, claims, damages or liabilities, joint or several, to which the Investor may become subject under the Securities Act or otherwise, insofar as such losses, claims, damages or liabilities (or actions in respect thereof) arise out of or are based upon an untrue statement or alleged untrue statement of a material fact contained in any registration statement under which such Registrable Securities were registered under the Securities Act, any preliminary prospectus or final prospectus contained therein, or any amendment or supplement thereto, or any document incident to registration or qualification of any Registrable Securities pursuant to Section 3(d) herein, or arise out of or are based upon the omission or alleged omission to state therein a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein not misleading or, with respect to any prospectus, necessary to make the statements therein, in light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading, or any violation by the Company of the Securities Act, the Exchange Act, or state securities or blue sky laws applicable to the Company and relating to action or inaction required of the Company in connection with such registration or qualification under the Securities Act or such state securities or blue sky laws. If the Company fails to defend the Investor as required by Section 6(c) herein, it shall reimburse (after receipt of appropriate documentation) the Investor for any legal or any other out-of-pocket expenses reasonably incurred by any of them in connection with investigating or defending any such loss, claim, damage, liability or action; provided, however, that the Company shall not be liable to the Investor in any such case to the extent that any such loss, claim, damage or liability arises out of or is based upon an untrue statement or alleged untrue statement or omission or alleged omission made in said registration statement, said preliminary prospectus, said prospectus, or said amendment or supplement or any document incident to registration or qualification of any Registrable Securities pursuant to Section 3(d) hereof in reliance upon and in conformity with written information furnished to the Company by the Investor specifically for use in the preparation thereof.

 

(b)    In the event of any registration of any Registrable Securities under the Securities Act pursuant to this Agreement, the Investor shall indemnify and hold harmless (in the same manner and to the same extent as set forth in Section 6(a)) the Company, each director of the Company, each officer of the Company who signs such registration statement, the Company’s attorneys and auditors and any Person who controls the Company within the meaning of the Securities Act, with respect to any untrue statement or omission from such registration statement, any preliminary prospectus or final prospectus contained therein, or any amendment or supplement thereto, if such untrue statement or omission was made in reliance upon and in conformity with written information furnished to the Company by the Investor specifically for use in the preparation of such registration statement, preliminary prospectus, final prospectus or amendment or supplement.

 

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(c)    Promptly after receipt by an indemnified party of notice of the commencement of any action involving a claim referred to in Section 6(a) or (b), such indemnified party shall, if a claim in respect thereof is made against an indemnifying party, give written notice to the Indemnifying Party of the commencement of such action. The indemnifying party shall be relieved of its obligations under this Section 6(c) to the extent that the indemnified party delays in giving notice and the indemnifying party is damaged or prejudiced by the delay. In case any such action is brought against an indemnified party, the indemnifying party shall be entitled to participate in and to assume the defense thereof, jointly with any other indemnifying party similarly notified to the extent that it may wish, with counsel reasonably satisfactory to such indemnified party, and, after notice from the indemnifying party to such indemnified party of its election so as to assume the defense thereof, the indemnifying party shall be responsible for any legal or other expenses subsequently incurred by the indemnifying party in connection with the defense thereof, provided, however, that, if counsel for an indemnified party shall have reasonably concluded that there is an actual or potential conflict of interest between the indemnified and the indemnifying party the indemnifying party shall not have the right to assume the defense of such action on behalf of such indemnified party, and such indemnifying party shall reimburse such indemnified party for the fees and expenses of counsel retained by the indemnified party which are reasonably related to the matters covered by the indemnity agreement provided in this Section 6; provided, however, that in no event shall any indemnification by the Investor under this Section 6 exceed the net proceeds from the sale of Registered Securities received by the Investor. No indemnified party shall make any settlement of any claims indemnified against hereunder without the written consent of the indemnifying party, which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld. In the event that any indemnifying party enters into any settlement without the written consent of the indemnified party the indemnifying party shall not, consent to entry of any judgment or enter into any settlement which does not include as an unconditional term thereof the giving by the claimant or plaintiff of a release of such indemnified party from all liability in respect to such claim or litigation.

 

(d)    In order to provide for just and equitable contribution to joint liability under the Securities Act in any case in which under any indemnified party makes a claim for indemnification pursuant to this Section 6, but it is judicially determined (by the entry of a final judgment or decree by a court of competent jurisdiction and the expiration of time to appeal or the denial of the last right of appeal) that such indemnification may not be enforced in such case notwithstanding the fact that this Section 6 provides for indemnification in such case, or (ii) contribution under the Securities Act may be required in circumstances for which indemnification is provided under this Section 6; then, in each such case, the Company and the Investor shall contribute to the aggregate losses, claims, damages or liabilities to which they may be subject as is appropriate to reflect the relative fault of the Company and the Investor in connection with the statements or omissions which resulted in such losses, claims, damages or liabilities, it being understood that the parties acknowledge that the overriding equitable consideration to be given effect in connection with this provision is the ability of one party or the other to correct the statement or omission (or avoid the conduct or take an act) which resulted in such losses, claims, damages or liabilities, and that it would not be just and equitable if contribution pursuant hereto were to be determined by pro-rata allocation or by any other method of allocation which does not take into consideration the foregoing equitable considerations. Notwithstanding the foregoing, (i)

 

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the Investor shall not be required to contribute any amount in excess of the net proceeds to him of all Registrable Securities sold by it pursuant to such registration statement, and (ii) no Person who is guilty of fraudulent misrepresentation within the meaning of Section 11(f) of the Securities Act shall be entitled to contribution from any Person who is not guilty of such fraudulent misrepresentation.

 

(e)    Notwithstanding any of the foregoing, if, in connection with an underwritten public offering of the Registrable Securities, the Company, any of the Investor and the underwriters enter into an underwriting agreement relating to such offering which contains provisions covering indemnification among the parties, then the indemnification provision of this Section 6 shall be deemed inoperative for purposes of such offering.

 

7.    Rule 144. The Company covenants that it will file the reports required to be filed under the Securities Act and the Exchange Act and the rules and regulations adopted by the Commission thereunder (or, in the event that the Company is not required to file such reports, it will make publicly available information as set forth in Rule 144(c)(2) promulgated under the Securities Act), and it will take such further action as the Investor may reasonably request, or to the extent required from time-to-time to enable the Investor to sell its Registrable Securities without registration under the Securities Act within the limitation of the exemption provided by (a) Rule 144 under the Securities Act, as such Rule may be amended from time-to-time, or (b) any similar rule or regulation hereafter adopted by the Commission (collectively, “Rule 144”). Upon request of the Investor, the Company will deliver to the Investor a written statement as to whether it has complied with such requirements.

 

8.    Severability. In the event any parts of this Agreement are found to be void, the remaining provisions of this Agreement shall nevertheless be binding with the same effect as though the void parts were deleted.

 

9.    Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in one or more counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original but all of which together shall constitute one and the same instrument. The execution of this Agreement may be by actual or facsimile signature.

 

10.   Benefit. This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties hereto and their legal representatives, successors and assigns.

 

11.   Notices and Addresses. All notices, offers, acceptance and any other acts under this Agreement (except payment) shall be in writing, and shall be sufficiently given if delivered to the addressees in person, by Federal Express or similar overnight next business day delivery, or by email delivery followed by overnight next business day delivery, as follows:

 

 To the Company:ABCO Energy, Inc.
  

2505 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson AZ 85712

Email: info@abcosolar.com

Attention: David Shorey, President

   
   
 

With a Copy to:

                                                               

 

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 To the Investor:Oasis Capital LLC
  

208 Ponce de Leon Ave, Suite 1600

San Juan, Puerto Rico 00918

Email: investments@oasis-cap.com

Attention: Adam Long, Managing Member

   
   
 With a Copy to: Nason, Yeager, Gerson, Harris & Fumero, P.A.
  

3001 PGA Boulevard, Suite 305

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

Email: bbernstein@nasonyeager.com

Attention: Brian S. Bernstein, Esq.

 

or to such other address as any of them, by notice to the other may designate from time to time. Time shall be counted from the date of transmission.

 

12.    Attorneys Fees. In the event that there is any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this Agreement, or to the interpretation, breach or enforcement thereof, and any action or proceeding relating to this Agreement is filed, the prevailing party shall be entitled to an award by the court of reasonable attorneys’ fees, costs and expenses.

 

13.    Oral Evidence. This Agreement constitutes the entire Agreement between the parties and supersedes all prior oral and written agreements between the parties hereto with respect to the subject matter hereof. Neither this Agreement nor any provision hereof may be changed, waived, discharged or terminated orally, except by a statement in writing signed by the party or parties against which enforcement or the change, waiver discharge or termination is sought.

 

14.    Additional Documents. The parties hereto shall execute such additional instruments as may be reasonably required by their counsel in order to carry out the purpose and intent of this Agreement and to fulfill the obligations of the parties hereunder.

 

15.    Governing Law; Arbitration. Section 5.9 of the Purchase Agreement regarding governing law and arbitration is incorporated herein by reference.

 

16.    Section or Paragraph Headings. Section headings herein have been inserted for reference only and shall not be deemed to limit or otherwise affect, in any matter, or be deemed to interpret in whole or in part any of the terms or provisions of this Agreement.

 

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, each of the parties hereto has caused this Agreement to be executed personally or by a duly authorized representative thereof as of the day and year first above written.

 

 

THE COMPANY:

  
 

ABCO Energy, Inc

  
  
 

By: /s/ David Shorey                        

 

Name: David Shorey

 

Title: President

  
  

 

INVESTOR:

  
 

Oasis Capital LLC

  
  
 

By: /s/ Adam Long                           

 

Name: Adam Long

 

Title: Managing Member

 

 

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