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Vapor Corp.
3001 Griffin Road
Dania Beach, Florida 33312
(888) 482-7671
NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS
July 20, 2016
Dear Fellow Stockholder:
You are cordially invited to attend a Special Meeting of Stockholders of Vapor Corp. to be held at our corporate headquarters in Dania Beach, Florida, at the above address on Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 2:00 p.m., local time. The attached notice and proxy statement describe the formal business to be transacted at the meeting.
You may vote your shares by regular mail, Internet, phone or in person at the Special Meeting. Whether or not you plan to attend the Special Meeting, it is important that your shares be represented and voted at the meeting. Therefore, you are urged to complete, sign, date and promptly return the enclosed proxy card in the enclosed postage-paid envelope. Returning your completed proxy card will ensure your representation at the Special Meeting. If you later decide to attend the Special Meeting and wish to change your vote, you may do so simply by voting in person at the meeting. Due to voting rules that may prevent your bank or broker from voting your uninstructed shares on a discretionary basis on non-routine matters, it is important that you cast your vote.
The Special Meeting is being held so that stockholders may consider and take action on the following proposals, which are more fully described in the Proxy Statement:
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to approve an amendment to the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of Vapor Corp. to increase the number of shares of authorized common stock from 5,000,000,000 to 750,000,000,000; and
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to transact such other business as may properly come before the Special Meeting or any adjournment or postponement thereof.
The Board of Directors of Vapor Corp. has determined that the matters to be considered at the Special Meeting are in the best interests of Vapor Corp. and its stockholders. For the reasons set forth in the Proxy Statement, the Board of Directors unanimously recommends a vote “FOR” each matter to be considered.
The Board of Directors has fixed the close of business on June 16, 2016 as the record date for the determination of the stockholders entitled to notice of, and to vote at, the Special Meeting. Accordingly, only stockholders of record at the close of business on that date will be entitled to vote at the Special Meeting. A list of the stockholders of record as of the close of business on June 16, 2016 will be available for inspection by any of our stockholders for any purpose germane to the Special Meeting during normal business hours at our principal executive offices, 3001 Griffin Road, Dania Beach, Florida 33312, beginning on August 4, 2016 and at the Special Meeting.
Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the Special Meeting of Stockholders to be Held on August 4, 2016. The Notice of Special Meeting of Stockholders, Proxy Statement and Proxy Card are available at: https://www.proxyvote.com. Information contained on or connected to our website is not incorporated by reference into this Proxy Statement and should not be considered a part of this Proxy Statement or any other filing that we make with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
On behalf of the Board of Directors and the officers and employees of Vapor Corp., I would like to take this opportunity to thank our stockholders for their continued support of Vapor Corp. We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.
By the Order of the Board of Directors:
/s/ Jeffrey Holman
Jeffrey Holman
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

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Vapor Corp.
3001 Griffin Road
Dania Beach, Florida 33312
(888) 482-7671
SPECIAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS
PROXY STATEMENT
Why am I receiving these materials?
These proxy materials are being sent to the holders of shares of the voting stock of Vapor Corp., a Delaware corporation, which we refer to as “Vapor” or the “Company,” in connection with the solicitation of proxies by our Board of Directors, which we refer to as the “Board,” for use at the Special Meeting of Stockholders to be held at 2:00 p.m. on August  4, 2016 at our corporate headquarters at the above address in Dania Beach, Florida. The proxy materials relating to the Special Meeting are first being mailed to stockholders entitled to vote at the meeting on or about July 21, 2016.
Why did I receive a notice in the mail regarding the Internet availability of the proxy materials instead of a paper copy of the full set of proxy materials?
We are pleased to be using the SEC rule that allows companies to furnish their proxy materials over the Internet. As a result, we are mailing to many of our stockholders a notice of the Internet availability of the proxy materials instead of a paper copy of the proxy materials. All stockholders receiving the notice will have the ability to access the proxy materials over the Internet and request to receive a paper copy of the proxy materials by mail. Instructions on how to access the proxy materials over the Internet or to request a paper copy may be found in the notice of the Internet availability of the proxy materials. In addition, the notice contains instructions on how you may request to access proxy materials in printed form by mail or electronically on an ongoing basis.
Why didn’t I receive a notice in the mail about the Internet availability of the proxy materials?
We are providing some of our stockholders, including stockholders who have previously requested to receive paper copies of the proxy materials, with paper copies of the proxy materials instead of a notice of the Internet availability of the proxy materials.
In addition, we are providing notice of the Internet availability of the proxy materials by e-mail to those stockholders who have previously elected delivery of the proxy materials electronically. Those stockholders should have received an e-mail containing a link to the website where those materials are available and a link to the proxy voting website.
How can I access the proxy materials over the Internet?
Your notice of the Internet availability of the proxy materials, proxy card or voting instruction card will contain instructions on how to:

View our proxy materials for the Special Meeting on the Internet; and

Instruct us to send our future proxy materials to you electronically by e-mail.
Our proxy materials are also available at www.proxyvote.com.
Your notice of the Internet availability of the proxy materials, proxy card or voting instruction card will contain instructions on how you may request to access proxy materials electronically on an ongoing basis. Choosing to access your future proxy materials electronically will help us conserve natural resources and reduce the costs of distributing our proxy materials. If you choose to access future proxy materials electronically, you will receive an e-mail with instructions containing a link to the website where those materials are available and a link to the proxy voting website. Your election to access proxy materials by e-mail will remain in effect until you terminate it.

How may I obtain a paper copy of the proxy materials?
Stockholders receiving a notice of the Internet availability of the proxy materials will find instructions about how to obtain a paper copy of the proxy materials on their notice. Stockholders receiving notice of the Internet availability of the proxy materials by e-mail will find instructions about how to obtain a paper copy of the proxy materials as part of that e-mail. All stockholders who do not receive a notice or an e-mail will receive a paper copy of the proxy materials by mail.
Who is entitled to vote?
Our Board has fixed the close of business on June 16, 2016 as the record date for a determination of stockholders entitled to notice of, and to vote at, this Special Meeting or any adjournment thereof. On the record date, there were approximately 224.2 million shares of common stock outstanding. Each share of Vapor common stock represents one vote that may be voted on each matter that may come before the Special Meeting. As of the record date, Vapor had issued no preferred stock which is entitled to vote.
What is the difference between holding shares as a record holder and as a beneficial owner?
If your shares are registered in your name with our transfer agent, Equity Stock Transfer, LLC, you are the “record holder” of those shares. If you are a record holder, these proxy materials have been provided directly to you by Vapor.
If your shares are held in a stock brokerage account, a bank or other holder of record, you are considered the “beneficial owner” of those shares held in “street name.” If your shares are held in street name, these proxy materials have been forwarded to you by that organization. As the beneficial owner, you have the right to instruct this organization on how to vote your shares.
Who may attend the meeting?
Record holders and beneficial owners may attend the Special Meeting. If your shares are held in street name, you will need to bring a copy of a brokerage statement or other documentation reflecting your stock ownership as of the record date. Please see below for instructions on how to vote at the Special Meeting if your shares are held in street name.
How do I vote?
Whether you hold shares directly as the stockholder of record or through a broker, trustee or other nominee as the beneficial owner, you may direct how your shares are voted without attending the Special Meeting. There are three ways to vote by proxy:
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Vote by Internet.   By following the instructions on the notice, proxy card or voting instruction card.
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Vote by phone.   Stockholders of record may vote by phone by calling 1 (800) 690-6903. Stockholders who are beneficial owners of their shares may vote by phone by calling the number specified on the voting instruction card provided by their broker, trustee or nominee.
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Vote by mail.   Stockholders of record may vote by mail by completing, signing and dating their proxy card or voting instruction card and mailing it in the accompanying pre-addressed envelope.
If you vote by Internet or phone, please DO NOT mail your proxy card.
What constitutes a quorum?
To carry on the business of the Special Meeting, we must have a quorum. A quorum is present when a majority of the outstanding shares of stock entitled to vote, as of the record date, are represented in person or by proxy. Shares owned by Vapor are not considered outstanding or considered to be present at the Special Meeting. Broker non-votes (because there are routine matters presented at the Special Meeting) and abstentions are counted as present for the purpose of determining the existence of a quorum.
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What happens if Vapor is unable to obtain a quorum?
If a quorum is not present to transact business at the Special Meeting or if we do not receive sufficient votes in favor of the proposal by the date of the Special Meeting, the chairperson of the meeting may propose one or more adjournments of the Special Meeting to permit solicitation of proxies.
What is a broker non-vote?
If your shares are held in street name, you must instruct the organization who holds your shares how to vote your shares. If you do not provide voting instructions, your shares will not be voted on any non-routine proposal. This vote is called a “broker non-vote.” Broker non-votes do not count as a vote “FOR” or “AGAINST” any of the proposals. Because Proposal 1 requires a majority of our outstanding shares to vote “FOR” approval, a broker non-vote will adversely affect that proposal.
If you are the stockholder of record, and you sign and return a proxy card without giving specific voting instructions, then the proxy holders will vote your shares in the manner recommended by our Board on all matters presented in this Proxy Statement and as the proxy holders may determine in their discretion with respect to any other matters properly presented for a vote at the meeting. If your shares are held in street name and you do not provide specific voting instructions to the organization that holds your shares, the organization may generally vote at its discretion on routine matters, but not on non-routine matters. If you sign your vote instruction form but do not provide instructions on how your broker should vote, your broker will vote your shares as recommended by our Board on any non-routine matter. See the note below and the following question and answer.
Is Proposal 1 “routine” or “non-routine”?
Proposal 1 is non-routine.
How are abstentions treated?
Abstentions only have an effect on the outcome of any matter being voted on that requires the approval based on our total voting stock outstanding. Because Proposal 1 requires a majority of our outstanding shares to vote “FOR” approval, abstentions will adversely affect the proposal.
How many votes are needed for Proposal 1 to pass, is broker discretionary voting allowed and what is the effect of an abstentions?
ProposalsVote RequiredBroker
Discretionary
Vote Allowed
Effect of
Abstentions on
the Proposal
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To approve the amendment to the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation to Increase the Authorized Shares
Majority of the
outstanding voting
shares
NoVote against
Is my proxy revocable?
You may revoke your proxy and reclaim your right to vote up to and including the day of the Special Meeting by giving written notice to the Corporate Secretary of Vapor, by delivering a proxy card dated after the date of the proxy or by voting in person at the Special Meeting. All written notices of revocation and other communications with respect to revocations of proxies should be addressed to: Vapor Corp., 3001 Griffin Road, Dania Beach, Florida 33312, Attention: Corporate Secretary.
Who is paying for the expenses involved in preparing and mailing this proxy statement?
All of the expenses involved in preparing, assembling and mailing these proxy materials and all costs of soliciting proxies will be paid by Vapor. In addition to the solicitation by mail, proxies may be solicited by our officers and regular employees by telephone or in person. Such persons will receive no compensation for their services other than their regular salaries. Arrangements will also be made with brokerage houses
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and other custodians, nominees and fiduciaries to forward solicitation materials to the beneficial owners of the shares held of record by such persons, and we may reimburse such persons for reasonable out of pocket expenses incurred by them in so doing. We have engaged Okapi Partners, LLC as proxy solicitor at an estimated expense of $12,000.
What happens if additional matters are presented at the Special Meeting?
Other than the items of business described in this Proxy Statement, we are not aware of any other business to be acted upon at the Special Meeting. If you submit a signed proxy card, the persons named as proxy holders, Messrs. Jeffrey Holman and Christopher Santi, will have the discretion to vote your shares on any additional matters properly presented for a vote at the Special Meeting.
What is “householding” and how does it affect me?
Record holders who have the same address and last name will receive only one copy of their proxy materials, unless we are notified that one or more of these record holders wishes to continue receiving individual copies. This procedure will reduce our printing costs and postage fees. Stockholders who participate in householding will continue to receive separate proxy cards.
If you are eligible for householding, but you and other record holders with whom you share an address, receive multiple copies of these proxy materials, or if you hold Vapor stock in more than one account, and in either case you wish to receive only a single copy of each of these documents for your household, please contact our Corporate Secretary at: Vapor Corp., 3001 Griffin Road, Dania Beach, Florida 33312, (888) 482-7671.
If you participate in householding and wish to receive a separate copy of these proxy materials, or if you do not wish to continue to participate in householding and prefer to receive separate copies of these documents in the future, please contact our Corporate Secretary as indicated above. Beneficial owners can request information about householding from their brokers, banks or other holders of record.
Do I have dissenters’ (appraisal) rights?
Appraisal rights are not available to Vapor stockholders with the proposal brought before the Special Meeting.
Interest of officers and directors in matters to be acted upon.
If the proposal described in this proxy statement is approved, none of our officers and directors will receive any extra or special benefit not shared on a pro rata basis by all other holders of the Company’s securities.
Who can I contact if I have additional questions regarding the Special Meeting?
If you have additional questions about the Special Meeting or other matters discussed in this proxy statement after reading this proxy statement, you should contact Okapi Partners LLC, Vapor Corporation’s proxy solicitation agent. You can call Okapi Partners LLC toll-free, at 855-305-0856.
The Board recommends that stockholders vote “For” Proposal No. 1.
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SECTION 16(A) BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP REPORTING COMPLIANCE
Section 16(a) of the Exchange Act requires our directors, executive officers, and persons who own more than 10% of our common stock to file initial reports of ownership and changes in ownership of our common stock and other equity securities with the SEC. These individuals are required by the regulations of the SEC to furnish us with copies of all Section 16(a) forms they file. Based solely on a review of the copies of the forms furnished to us, and written representations from reporting persons that no Forms 5 were required to report delinquent filings, we believe that all filing requirements applicable to our officers, directors and 10% beneficial owners were complied with during fiscal year 2015.
SECURITY OWNERSHIP OF CERTAIN BENEFICIAL OWNERS AND MANAGEMENT
The following table sets forth the number of shares of our Common Stock beneficially owned as of June 30, 2016 by (i) those persons known by us to be owners of more than 5% of our common stock, (ii) each director, (iii) our Named Executive Officers (described below) and (iv) all of our executive officers and directors of as a group. Unless otherwise specified in the notes to this table, the address for each person is: c/o Vapor Corp., 3001 Griffin Road, Dania Beach, Florida 33312.
Title of ClassName and Address of
Beneficial Owner
Amount and
Nature of
Beneficial
Ownership(1)
Percent
of Class(1)
Directors and Named Executive Officers:
Common StockJeffrey Holman(2)3*
Common StockGina Hicks(3)0*
Common StockChristopher Santi(4)3*
Common StockGregory Brauser(5)9*
Common StockClifford J. Friedman(6)0*
Common StockAnthony Panariello, M.D.(7)0*
Common StockAll directors and executive officers as a group
(6 persons)(8)
15*
5% Stockholders:
Common StockKevin Frija1,405,910,20328.12%
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Less than 1%.
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Applicable percentages are based on approximately 4.7 billion shares of Common Stock outstanding as of June 30, 2016, adjusted as required by rules of the SEC. Beneficial ownership is determined under the rules of the SEC and generally includes voting or investment power with respect to securities. Shares of Common Stock underlying options, warrants and convertible notes currently exercisable or convertible, or exercisable or convertible within 60 days are deemed outstanding for computing the percentage of the person holding such securities but are not deemed outstanding for computing the percentage of any other person. Unless otherwise indicated in the footnotes to this table, Vapor believes that each of the stockholders named in the table has sole voting and investment power with respect to the shares of Common Stock indicated as beneficially owned by them. The table includes only vested securities or securities that will vest and become exercisable within 60 days.
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Holman: A director and executive officer.
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Hicks: An executive officer.
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Santi: An executive officer. Includes vested options.
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Gregory Brauser: A former executive officer.
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Friedman: A director.
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Panariello: A director.
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Total D&O: Includes securities beneficially owned by executives including Named Executive Officers.
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PROPOSAL 1.   AUTHORIZED SHARE INCREASE
Introduction
Our Board has unanimously determined that it is in the best interests of the Company and our stockholders to amend Section 4 of the Certificate of Incorporation (such amendment as shown in Appendix A) to increase the number of authorized shares of Common Stock to 750,000,000,000, par value $0.0001 (the “Authorized Share Increase”).
Why did the Board approve the Authorized Share Increase?
As of June 30, 2016, there were no shares of unissued and unreserved Common Stock available for issuance under our authorized capital. Because the Company’s authorized share capital is currently 5,000,000,000 shares of Common Stock, we have insufficient shares to cover our obligations unless the Company’s stockholders approve the Authorized Share Increase. On March 8, 2016, the Company effected a 1:70 reverse stock split and on May 31, 2016, the Company effected a 1:20,000 reverse stock split. As of June 30, 2016, there were approximately 4.7 billion shares of Common Stock outstanding, approximately 278 million shares are reserved for pending Series A Warrant exercise transactions, approximately 49,000 shares (32 shares on a post-split basis including rounding up to the nearest whole share for fractional shares) reserved for future issuance of options and restricted stock under our 2015 Equity Incentive Plan, and approximately 59,000 shares (60 shares on a post-split basis including rounding for fractional shares) reserved upon the conversion of our Series A Convertible Preferred Stock. Based on the closing bid price of our Common Stock on June 30, 2016 of  $0.0001, we would need approximately 723 billion shares of Common Stock to settle the cashless exercise of all outstanding Series A Warrants.
If we do not have sufficient available authorized Common Stock for issuance upon exercise of the Series A Warrants, we are required to make cash payments in lieu of the issuance of Common Stock. We do not believe that we currently have sufficient available Common Stock to fully satisfy these obligations based on the price of our Common Stock as of June 30, 2016. We, therefore, could be required to make significant cash payments, which we estimate could be up to approximately $72.3 million. As of June 30, 2016, we had cash and cash equivalents of approximately $17 million and as of the date hereof we had insufficient cash and cash equivalents to settle all of the Series A Warrants in cash.
What is the purpose of the Authorized Share Increase?
The Board recommends the Authorized Share Increase for the following reasons:

To permit the Company to issue shares of Common Stock to holders of the Company’s Series A Warrants upon exercise of the Series A Warrants;

To permit the Company to make future issuances or exchanges of Common Stock for capital raising purposes or to restructure outstanding securities of the Company, including the Series A Warrants; and

To permit the Company to make future issuances of options, warrants and other convertible securities.
Why would the Company not have sufficient shares of Common Stock to issue shares of Common Stock upon the exercise of the Series A Warrants?
On July 29, 2015, we sold 3,761,657 Units in a public offering. Each Unit consisted of one-fourth of a share of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock and 20 Series A Warrants (0.000014 Series A Warrants on a post-split basis). Each one-fourth share of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock is convertible into ten shares of Common Stock (0.000007 on a post-split basis) at the option of the holder. Each Series A Warrant is exercisable into one share of common stock (0.0000007 on a post-split basis) at an exercise price of  $1.24 per share ($1,736,000 per share on a post-split basis) in cash or, in lieu of payment of the exercise price in cash by electing to receive a cash payment from us (subject to certain conditions not being met by the Company) equal to the Black Scholes Value (as discussed below) of the number of shares the holder
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elects to exercise, which we refer to as the “Black Scholes Payment”; provided, that we have discretion as to whether to deliver the Black Scholes Payment or, subject to meeting certain conditions, to deliver a number of shares of our Common Stock determined according to the following formula, referred to as the “cashless exercise.”
The Series A Warrant’s “cashless exercise” feature is based on a Black Scholes valuation model that could create a potentially material adverse liability on the Company’s balance sheet if an insufficient number of shares of Common Stock were available to satisfy the warrant exercises. The Series A Warrants can be exercised for either (1) cash at $1.24 per share ($1,736,000 per share on a post-split basis) or (2) in a “cashless exercise” using a Black Scholes Value (BSV) of the warrant. If submitted for a “cashless exercise”, the warrant holder exchanges the warrant for the number of common shares equal to the BSV divided by the closing bid price of the Common Stock two days before exercise notice is submitted or, instead, the Company has the option to pay the BSV in cash to the warrant holder. As defined in the Series A Warrants, BSV is determined based on the BSV of an option for one share of Common Stock of the Company at the date of the applicable Black Scholes Payment or “cashless exercise,” as such BSV is determined, calculated using the Black Scholes Option Pricing Model obtained from the “OV” function on Bloomberg utilizing (i) an underlying price per share equal to the closing bid price of our Common Stock as of July 23, 2015 (ii) a risk-free interest rate corresponding to the U.S. Treasury rate for a period equal to the remaining term of the Series A Warrant as of the applicable Black Scholes Payment or “cashless exercise”, (iii) a strike price equal to the exercise price in effect at the time of the applicable Black Scholes Payment or “cashless exercise”, (iv) an expected volatility equal to 135% and (v) a remaining term of such option equal to five years (regardless of the actual remaining term of the Series A Warrant). If all of our Series A Warrants were exercised simultaneously, we would not have sufficient authorized Common Stock to fulfill our issuance obligations pursuant to the Series A Warrants and we could be required to use our cash to pay warrant holders.
What could happen if the stockholders do not approve the Authorized Share Increase?

If we do not receive stockholder approval for the Authorized Share Increase, we will have insufficient authorized shares of Common Stock to settle the Series A Warrants and we will be required to make cash payments with respect to the exercise of the Series A Warrants, which we estimate to be approximately $72.3 million. As of June 30, 2016, we had cash and cash equivalents of approximately $17 million and as of the date hereof we had insufficient cash and cash equivalents to settle all of the Series A Warrants in cash. To the extent our cash and cash equivalents are insufficient to enable us to make cash payments with respect to the exercise of the Series A Warrants, if we are unable to negotiate a settlement or restructuring with the holders of the Series A Warrants, we may be required to seek protection under the federal bankruptcy laws.

If we do not increase our authorized shares of Common Stock, we may be unable to conduct further offerings of our equity securities to raise additional capital to implement our business plan or to further our corporate objectives.
What amendments are being made to the Certificate of Incorporation?
Section 4 of the Certificate of Incorporation shall be amended to read as follows:
“4. The total number of shares of stock which the Corporation is authorized to issue is 750,001,000,000. 750,000,000,000 shares shall be common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (“Common Stock”), and 1,000,000 shall be preferred stock, par value $0.001 per share (“Preferred Stock”). Except as otherwise provided in this Certificate of Incorporation, authority is hereby vested in the Board of Directors of the Corporation from time to time to provide for the issuance of shares of one or more series of Preferred Stock and in connection therewith to fix by resolution or resolutions providing for the issue of any such series, the number of shares to be included therein, the voting powers thereof, and such of the designations, preferences and relative participating, optional or other special rights and qualifications, limitations and restrictions of each such series, including, without limitation, dividend rights, voting rights, rights of redemption, or conversion into Common Stock rights, and liquidation preferences, to the fullest extent now or hereafter permitted by the Delaware General Corporation Law and any other provisions of
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the Corporation’s Certificate of Incorporation, as amended. The Board of Directors is further authorized to increase or decrease (but not below the number of such shares of such class or series then outstanding) the number of shares of any such class or series subsequent to the issuance of shares of that class or series.”
Does the Board recommend approval of the Authorized Share Increase?
Yes. After considering the entirety of the circumstances, the Board has unanimously concluded that the Authorized Share Increase is in the best interests of the Company and its stockholders and the Board unanimously recommends that the Company’s stockholders vote in favor of the Authorized Share Increase.
What vote is required to approve the Authorized Share Increase?
The affirmative vote of the holders of a majority of the outstanding shares of our Common Stock is required to amend our Certificate of Incorporation to effect the Authorized Share Increase. Failures to vote, abstentions and broker “non-votes”, if any, will be the equivalent of a vote “AGAINST” this proposal.
IF OUR STOCKHOLDERS DO NOT APPROVE THE AUTHORIZED SHARE INCREASE, THE BOARD BELIEVES THAT THE LONG-TERM FINANCIAL VIABILITY OF THE COMPANY COULD BE THREATENED DUE TO (1) THE CASH PAYMENTS REQUIRED OF THE COMPANY IF IT IS UNABLE TO SETTLE THE EXERCISES OF THE SERIES A WARRANTS WITH SHARES OF COMMON STOCK AND (2) THE COMPANY’S INABILITY TO CONSUMMATE FUTURE EQUITY OFFERINGS TO MEET ITS ONGOING EXPENSES.
Possible Anti-Takeover Implications of the Authorized Share Increase
The Company has no intent or plan to employ the additional unissued authorized shares as an anti-takeover device. As indicated above, the purpose of the Authorized Share Increase is to ensure that we have sufficient authorized Common Stock to, among other things, consummate future equity financings and attempt to mitigate risk in connection with the exercise of the Series A Warrants. However, the Company’s authorized but unissued shares of Common Stock could (within the limits imposed by applicable law and regulation) be issued in one or more transactions that could make a change of control more difficult and therefore more unlikely.
Our Board did not propose the Authorized Share Increase in response to any effort known to our Board to accumulate Common Stock or to obtain control of the Company by means of a merger, tender offer or solicitation in opposition to management. Further, our Board does not currently contemplate recommending the adoption of any other amendments to our Certificate of Incorporation that could be construed as limiting the ability of third parties to take over or effect a change of control.
The issuance in the future of additional authorized shares of Common Stock may have the effect of diluting the earnings or loss per share and book value per share, as well as the ownership and voting rights of the holders of our then-outstanding shares of Common Stock. In addition, an increase in the number of authorized but unissued shares of Common Stock may have a potential anti-takeover effect, as our ability to issue additional shares could be used to thwart persons, or otherwise dilute the stock ownership of stockholders, seeking to control us. The Authorized Share Increase is not being recommended by our Board as part of an anti-takeover strategy.
No Effect on Authorized Preferred Stock
Pursuant to our current Certificate of Incorporation, our capital stock consists of a total of 5,001,000,000 authorized shares, of which 5,000,000,000 shares, par value $0.0001 per share, are designated as Common Stock and 1,000,000 shares, par value $0.001 per share, are designated as preferred stock. The proposed Authorized Share Increase would not impact the total authorized number of shares of preferred stock or the par value of the preferred stock.
The Board recommends a vote “For” this proposal.
OTHER MATTERS
Vapor has no knowledge of any other matters that may come before the Special Meeting and does not intend to present any other matters. However, if any other matters shall properly come before the Meeting or any adjournment, the persons soliciting proxies will have the discretion to vote as they see fit unless directed otherwise.
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If you do not plan to attend the Special Meeting, in order that your shares may be represented and in order to assure the required quorum, please sign, date and return your proxy promptly. In the event you are able to attend the Special Meeting, at your request, Vapor will cancel your previously submitted proxy.
By the Order of the Board of Directors:
/s/ Jeffrey Holman
Jeffrey Holman
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
July 20, 2016
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APPENDIX A​
CERTIFICATE OF AMENDMENT TO CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION
OF VAPOR CORP.
Vapor Corp. (the “Company”), a corporation organized and existing under the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware (the “Delaware General Corporation Law”), hereby certifies as follows:
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Pursuant to Sections 242 and 228 of the Delaware General Corporation Law, the amendment herein set forth has been duly approved by the Board of Directors and holders of a majority of the outstanding capital stock of the Company.
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Section 4 of the Certificate of Incorporation is amended to read as follows:
4.   The total number of shares of stock which the Corporation is authorized to issue is 750,001,000,000. 750,000,000,000 shares shall be common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (“Common Stock”), and 1,000,000 shall be preferred stock, par value $0.001 per share (“Preferred Stock”). Except as otherwise provided in this Certificate of Incorporation, authority is hereby vested in the Board of Directors of the Corporation from time to time to provide for the issuance of shares of one or more series of Preferred Stock and in connection therewith to fix by resolution or resolutions providing for the issue of any such series, the number of shares to be included therein, the voting powers thereof, and such of the designations, preferences and relative participating, optional or other special rights and qualifications, limitations and restrictions of each such series, including, without limitation, dividend rights, voting rights, rights of redemption, or conversion into Common Stock rights, and liquidation preferences, to the fullest extent now or hereafter permitted by the Delaware General Corporation Law and any other provisions of the Corporation’s Certificate of Incorporation, as amended. The Board of Directors is further authorized to increase or decrease (but not below the number of such shares of such class or series then outstanding) the number of shares of any such class or series subsequent to the issuance of shares of that class or series.
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This Certificate of Amendment to Certificate of Incorporation was duly adopted and approved by the stockholders of this Company on the ___ day of August, 2016 in accordance with Section 242 of the Delaware General Corporation Law.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has executed this Certificate of Amendment to Certificate of Incorporation as of the ___ day of ______, 2016.
VAPOR CORP.
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VAPOR CORP.
THIS PROXY IS SOLICITED ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
SPECIAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS – AUGUST 4, 2016 AT 2:00 PM
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Dated: _______, 2016
   
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The stockholder(s) hereby appoints Jeffrey Holman and Christopher Santi, or either of them, as proxies, each with the power to appoint his substitute, and hereby authorizes them to represent and to vote, as designated on the reverse side of this ballot, all of the shares of common stock of VAPOR CORP. that the stockholder(s) is/are entitled to vote at the Special Meeting of Stockholder(s) to be held at 2:00 p.m., New York time on August 4, 2016, at Vapor Corp.’s headquarters, located at 3001 Griffin Road, Dania Beach, Florida 33312, and any adjournment or postponement thereof.
This proxy, when properly executed, will be voted in the manner directed herein. If no such direction is made, this proxy will be voted “FOR” Proposal 1. If any other business is presented at the meeting, this proxy will be voted by the above-named proxies at the direction of the Board of Directors. At the present time, the Board of Directors knows of no other business to be presented at the meeting.
Proposal:
1.   To approve the amendment to Vapor’s Certificate of Incorporation to increase the authorized shares of common stock to 750,000,000,000 shares.    FOR     AGAINST    ABSTAIN
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