A pledge of shares agreement or Pledge And Security Agreement is an agreement between a lender and a borrower where the borrower agrees to contribute their membership interest in the borrowing entity, such as an LLC to the lender in the event of default. This allows the lender to take control of the entity in order to liquidate the property and recoup the principal loan balance in a timely manner.
This recourse tool is not only favorable to the lender -- it can also be favorable to the personal guarantors of the borrowing entity because it avoids foreclosure and possible bankruptcy.
Pledge of shares is used by private lenders as a tool to avoid lengthy and expensive foreclosure proceedings. This recourse mechanism is also often more favorable to lenders than deed in lieu because the property may not be worth enough for the lender to recoup their loan, while the entity that holds the deed may have additional assets that can be distributed to the lender to satisfy full repayment of the loan.
While the vast majority of OfferMarket Capital clients sign our Pledge And Security Agreement, we recommend consulting with an attorney before signing any legal agreement concerning recourse for default.
If your business entity owns more than one property or asset, to protect those other assets, it may be safest to not sign a pledge of shares agreement.
THIS PLEDGE AND SECURITY AGREEMENT (this “Agreement”), dated as of [DATE], by and between [BORROWING ENTITY AUTHORIZED SIGNER], **having an address at _____________________________________ **(“Pledgor”) and OfferMarket Capital LLC, a Maryland limited liability company having a mailing address at 627 S Hanover St, Baltimore, MD 21230 (“Lender”).
WHEREAS, [BORROWING ENTITY NAME], a [BORROWING ENTITY STATE] Limited Liability Company (**“Borrower”), and Lender have entered into a certain loan transaction on the date hereof, evidenced by that certain note and Mortgage and those certain loan documents relating thereto pursuant to which the Lender has agreed to lend to Borrower the principal sum of **$[TOTAL LOAN AMOUNT] (**the **“Loan”); and
WHEREAS, Pledgor is the owner of 100% of the membership interests in Borrower, and will obtain a direct, material financial benefit from the Lender’s agreement to make the Loan; and
WHEREAS, Lender’s agreement to make the Loan is conditioned upon, among other things, the Pledgor entering into this Agreement;
NOW THEREFORE, to secure the Obligations of the Borrower and in consideration of the Lender making the Loan to the Borrower, the Pledgor hereby agrees for the benefit of the Lender as follows:
1. INTERPRETATION OF THIS AGREEMENT
1.1 Terms defined.
All capitalized terms used herein but not otherwise defined shall have the respective meanings set forth in that certain Mortgage Note, Mortgage and all related documents of even date herewith (collectively the “Loan Agreements”). As used herein, the following terms shall have the respective meanings set forth below:
a) “Agreement” shall have the meaning set forth in the introductory paragraph hereof.
b) “Collateral” shall mean all Pledged Membership Interests, books and records relating to the Pledged Membership Interests and all rights, distributions, certificates, options, securities, security entitlements and other investment property or financial assets that may hereafter be received, receivable, distributed or exercised in respect of, or exchanged for, all or any of any of such Pledged Membership Interests, and all proceeds of all of the foregoing, and all governance rights relating to the Pledged Membership Interests to manage the affairs of Borrower, including without limitation, all rights to vote, consent to action, sell, Mortgage or otherwise deal with the assets of the Borrower and otherwise participate in the management of Borrower.
c) “Distribution” shall mean any distribution (whether in the form of cash or any other property), direct or indirect, made on account of any interest in Borrower at any time after the date hereof.
d) “Lender” shall have the meaning set forth in the introductory paragraph hereof.
e) “Obligations” shall mean all of the obligations of Borrower under the Loan Agreements and all obligations of Pledgor pursuant to this Agreement.
f) **“Pledged Membership Interests” shall mean all of Pledgor’s present and future right, title and interest in and to its interest as a member of Borrower, including, without limitation, its right to Distributions (liquidating or otherwise) and allocations and its governance/management rights.
g) **“Pledgor" shall have the meaning set forth in the introductory paragraph hereof.
h) “Security Interest” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 2.1 hereof.
i) “Uniform Commercial Code” shall mean the Uniform Commercial Code as in effect from time to time in the State of Borrower’s formation.
1.2 Directly or Indirectly. Where any provision herein refers to action to be taken by any party, or provides that such party is prohibited from taking any action, such provision shall be applicable whether such action is taken directly or indirectly by such party.
1.3 Section Headings and Construction.
a) Section Headings. The titles of the Sections of this Agreement appear as a matter of convenience only, do not constitute a part hereof and shall not affect the construction hereof. The words “herein,” “hereunder” and “hereto” refer to this Agreement as a whole and not to any particular Section or other subdivision. References to Sections are, unless otherwise specified, references to Sections of this Agreement.
b) Construction. Each covenant contained herein shall be construed (absent an express contrary provision herein) as being independent of each other covenant contained herein, and compliance with any one covenant shall not (absent such an express contrary provision) be deemed to excuse compliance with one or more other covenants.
1.4 Governing Law. THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE GOVERNED BY, AND CONSTRUED AND ENFORCED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAW OF THE STATE OF BORROWER’S FORMATION, AND THE FEDERAL LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IN FORCE THEREIN, EXCLUDING CHOICE-OF-LAW PRINCIPLES OF THE LAW OF SUCH STATE THAT WOULD REQUIRE THE APPLICATION OF THE LAWS OF A JURISDICTION OTHER THAN SUCH STATE.
2. GRANT OF SECURITY INTEREST
_2.1 Grant of Security Interest. _
As security for the payment or performance, as the case may be, of the Obligations, the Pledgor does hereby pledge and grant a security interest (the “Security Interest”) to the Lender in all of the Collateral.
2.2 Perfection of Security Interest in Collateral.
a) Pledged Membership Interest. Contemporaneously with the execution of this Agreement, the Pledgor shall:
(i) deliver, or cause to be delivered, to the Lender, all certificates, if any, or other instruments evidencing the Pledged Membership Interest,
(ii) execute and deliver to the Lender UCC financing statements for recordation in the appropriate jurisdiction.
(iii) cause Borrower to register the pledge of the Pledged Membership Interests hereunder in its books and records, and/or (iv) take such other action as the Lender may direct in order to perfect the Security Interest and protect and preserve Lender’s rights and remedies with respect thereto.
b) Delivery of Other Collateral. If the Pledgor shall become entitled to receive or shall receive any certificate or other instrument, option or rights or other similar property in respect of the Collateral, whether as an addition to, in substitution of, or in exchange for, such Collateral or otherwise, the Pledgor agrees:
(i) to accept the same as the agent of the Lender;
(ii) to hold the same in trust on behalf of and for the benefit of the Lender; and
(iii) to deliver the same to Lender, or to such other party as the Lender may direct, on or before the close of business on the second business day following the receipt thereof by the Pledgor, in the exact form received, with the endorsement in blank of the Pledgor when necessary and with appropriate undated powers of attorney duly executed in blank (with signatures properly guaranteed), when necessary, to be held by the Lender, or such other party as directed by the Lender, subject to the terms of this Agreement, as additional Collateral.
2.3 Further Assurances.
Pledgor agrees, at Pledgor’s expense, to cooperate with Lender and to execute and deliver, or cause to be executed and delivered, all such powers, proxies, instruments and documents, and take all such actions, as the Lender may from time to time reasonably request,** **for the better assuring and preserving of the perfection of the Security Interest herein granted to the Lender and the rights and remedies created hereby.
2.4 Pledgor Remains Liable.
Anything herein to the contrary notwithstanding: (a) Pledgor shall remain liable under the Governing Documents to the extent set forth therein and shall perform all of his/her/its duties and obligations thereunder to the same extent as if this Agreement had not been executed; (b) the exercise by Lender of any of the rights hereunder shall not release Pledgor from any of its duties or obligations under any of the Governing Documents; and (c) Lender shall not have any obligation or liability under any of the Governing Documents by reason of this Agreement, nor shall Lender be obligated to perform any of the obligations or duties of Pledgor thereunder or to take any action to collect or enforce any claim for payment assigned hereunder; provided that, upon completion of the foreclosure thereof, Lender and any other transferee of the Collateral shall take the same subject to the Governing Documents. For purposes herein, “Governing Documents” means for an entity, the organizational documents of such entity, including: (A) the operating agreement and articles of organization for a limited liability company; (B) the partnership agreement and articles of limited partnership for a limited partnership; (C) the bylaws and articles of incorporation for a corporation; and (D) the trust agreement for a trust.
3. REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES AND COVENANTS.
_3.1 Representations, Warranties and Covenants of Pledgor. _
The Pledgor represents, warrants and covenants that:
a) Right to Grant Security Interest. The Pledgor has the right to pledge and grant a security interest in the Collateral free of any encumbrances other than the liens created hereby.
b) Governmental Authorities. The Pledgor’s execution and delivery of this Agreement and the pledging of the Collateral hereunder does not require the consent, approval or authorization of, or filing, registration or qualification with, any Governmental Authority (other than filing of UCC financing statements).
c) Pledged Membership Interests. The Pledged Membership Interests represent **100%**of the membership interests in Borrower and have been duly and validly authorized and issued by Borrower, are fully paid and no further contributions may be required in respect thereof, and evidence all of the Pledgor’s membership interest in Borrower;
d) Authority to Pledge. The Pledgor has rights in and good title to the Collateral and has full right, power and authority to pledge the Collateral pursuant hereto and to execute, deliver and perform their obligations in accordance with the terms of this Agreement, without the consent or approval of any other party (other than the consent of Borrower, which consent is set forth below);
e) Validity of Security Interest. Once the pledge of the Collateral hereunder is effective, the Lender will have a valid, legal and perfected first and prior security interest in all of the Collateral, and no party, other than the Lender shall have priority in such security interest; and
f) Absence of Other Liens. The Pledgor is the legal and equitable owner of the Collateral free and clear of any pledge, security interest, lien, charge or other encumbrance of any nature whatsoever, and the Pledgor will make no further sale, assignment, pledge, Mortgage, hypothecation or transfer of the Collateral.
3.2 Certain Rights Concerning Collateral.
(a) Pledgor’s Right to Act as Member. During the term of this Agreement, and unless an Event of Default shall exist, this Agreement shall not limit the Pledgor’s right to exercise the voting or other rights accruing to a member of Borrower on all member questions for all purposes. To that end, if the Lender transfers, or causes the transfer of, any Pledged Membership Interests or other Collateral into its name or the name of its nominee, the Lender shall, upon the requests of the Pledgor, unless an Event of Default shall exist, execute and deliver or cause to be executed and delivered to the Pledgor, proxies or other instruments with respect to such Pledged Membership Interests and other Collateral authorizing the Pledgor or their respective nominee to vote or exercise such other rights with respect to such Pledged Membership Interest or such other Collateral.
(b) Lender’s Right to Vote. If an Event of Default shall exist, all rights of the Pledgor to exercise the voting and consensual rights and powers the Pledgor is entitled to exercise with respect to the Collateral pursuant to paragraph (a) of this Section 3.2 shall cease, and all such rights shall thereupon become vested in the Lender, which shall have the sole and exclusive right and authority to exercise all voting powers and membership rights pertaining to the Collateral, and all proxies or the other instruments theretofore executed by the Lender shall terminate and thereafter be null and void and of no effect whatsoever. Upon any sale or other disposition of any part of the Collateral by the Lender pursuant to Section 4.2 and Section 4.3, all of the voting and consensual rights and powers referred to in the preceding sentence pertaining to the Lender shall in any event become vested in the party to whom such sale or disposition is made, which party shall have sole and exclusive right to exercise such voting and consensual right and powers.
a) Pledgor’s Right to Distributions. During the term of this Agreement, and so long as no Event of Default shall exist, this Agreement shall not limit the Pledgor’s right to receive and retain any and all Distributions in respect of the Collateral to the extent permitted under the Loan Agreements.
b) Lender’s Right to Distributions. If an Event of Default shall exist, all rights of the Pledgor to receive and retain Distributions in respect of the Collateral that the Pledgor is entitled to receive and retain pursuant to Section 3.3(a) shall thereupon become vested in the Lender, which shall have the sole and exclusive right and authority to receive and retain any and all Distributions in respect of the Collateral. Any Distribution received by the Lender pursuant to the provisions of this Section 3.3(b) shall be applied by the Lender in accordance with the provisions of the Note.
4. EVENTS OF DEFAULT; REMEDIES
_4.1 Events of Default. _
An “Event of Default” shall exist if any of the following occurs:
a) Covenants: Pledgor fails to comply with any of the provisions hereof, and such failure continues for more than ten (10) days after the date on which the Pledgor has received written notice of such failure from the Lender; or
b) Warranties or Representations: Any warranty, representation or other written statement by or on behalf of the Pledgor contained herein or in any certificate, instrument or other statement furnished in compliance herewith or with the Loan Documents shall have been false or misleading in any material respect when made; or
c) Collateral: All or any part of the Collateral shall be attached or levied upon or seized in any legal proceeding, or held by virtue of any lien or distress, in any case for a period in excess of twenty (20) days; or
d) Additional Membership Interests: Pledgor consents to or approves the creation of any additional membership interests in Borrower without the prior written consent of the Lender, or
e) LLC Company Documents: Pledgor, without the prior written consent of the Lender, adopts a new or amends any existing Operating Agreement, or causes Borrower to admit any other member or manager; or
f) Events of Default under Any Loan Agreement: Any “Event of Default” exists under and as defined in one or more of the Loan Agreements.
At any time during the continuance of an Event of Default, at Lender’s option in its sole discretion, the Lender may (but shall not be obligated to) take any or all of the following actions with respect to the Collateral:
a) The Lender may exercise all of the rights and remedies of a secured party under the Uniform Commercial Code and other applicable law and all of the rights and remedies conferred hereby, it being expressly understood that no such remedy is intended to be exclusive of any other remedy or remedies, but each and every remedy shall be cumulative and shall be in addition to every other remedy given herein or now or hereafter existing at law or in equity or by statute, and may be exercised from time to time as often as may be deemed expedient by the Lender.
b) The Lender shall have the right, subject to the mandatory requirements of applicable law, to sell or otherwise dispose of all or any part of the Collateral, at public or private sale or at any broker’s board or on any securities exchange, for cash, upon credit or for future delivery as the Lender shall deem appropriate. Each such purchaser at any such sale shall hold the Collateral sold absolutely free from any claim or right on the part of the Pledgor, and the Pledgor hereby waives (to the extent permitted by law) all rights of redemption, stay and appraisal that the Pledgor now has or may at any time in the future have under any rule of law or statute now existing or hereafter enacted.
4.3 Method of Sale and Conduct of Remedies.
If Lender elects to pursue a remedy (which it is under no obligation to do):
a) The Pledgor and the Lender agree that ten (10) days’ notice to the Pledgor of any public or private sale or other disposition of the Collateral or any portion thereof shall be reasonable notice thereof, and such sale shall be at such locations as the Lender shall designate in such notice and during ordinary business hours, and any other requirement of notice, demand or advertisement for sale, to the extent permitted by law, is hereby waived by the Pledgor. The Lender shall have the right to bid at any public sale.
b) The Lender shall not be obligated to make any sale of any Collateral if it shall determine not to do so, regardless of the fact that notice of sale of such Collateral has been given. The Lender may, without notice or publication, adjourn any public or private sale or cause the same to be adjourned from time to time by announcement at the time and place fixed for sale, and such sale may, without further notice, be made at the time and place to which the same was so adjourned.
c) In case any sale of all or any part of the Collateral is made on credit or for future delivery, the Collateral so sold may be retained by the Lender until the sale price is paid by the purchaser or purchasers thereof, but the Lender shall not incur any liability in case any such purchaser or purchasers shall fail to take up and pay for the Collateral so sold and, in case of any such failure, such Collateral may be sold again upon like notice.
d) Each purchaser at any sale shall hold the Collateral sold absolutely free from any claim or right on the part of the Pledgor, and the Pledgor hereby waives (to the extent permitted by law) all rights of redemption, stay and appraisal that the Pledgor now has or may at any time in the future have under any rule of law or statute now existing or hereafter enacted.
e) Lender may, in its discretion, either negotiate an agreement (“Strict Foreclosure Agreement”) with Pledgor or make a written proposal (“Strict Foreclosure Proposal”) to Pledgor, to retain the Collateral in full or partial satisfaction of the obligations in accordance with the procedures specified in Section 9-620 of the UCC. Pledgor and Borrower shall fully cooperate, at their sole expense, in all matters deemed reasonably necessary by Lender to effect the transfer of ownership on the records of Borrower in accordance with any applicable requirements of the Governing Documents of Borrower or the Loan Agreements. Such cooperation shall include Borrower and Pledgor taking all necessary action to admit Lender (or its designee) as member and manager of Borrower and using Pledgor’s and Borrower’s best efforts to assist Lender in obtaining any necessary review, approvals and other administrative action. Such assistance shall include at Lender’s request (i) attending all meetings with, and providing all related financial and operational documents and materials to any third parties, and (ii) providing such assurances and executing such documentation as is required by any third parties or Lender to effect such transfer.
4.4 Certain Securities Law Restrictions.
Anything herein to the contrary notwithstanding, and in view of the fact that federal and state securities laws may impose certain restrictions on the method by which a sale of any securities constituting all or part of the Collateral may be effected after and during the continuance of an Event of Default, the Pledgor agrees that, if an Event of Default shall exist hereunder, the Lender may, from time to time, attempt to sell all or any part of any such securities by means of a private placement, restricting the bidders and prospective purchasers to those who will represent or agree as to their investment intent or method of resale or both in a manner reasonably required by the Lender to assure compliance with applicable securities laws. In so doing, the Lender may solicit offers to buy such securities or any part thereof, for cash, from a limited number of investors deemed by the Lender to be responsible parties who might be interested in purchasing such Securities. If the Lender solicits such offers from not fewer than three (3) such investors, then the acceptance by the Lender of the highest offer obtained therefrom shall be deemed to be a commercially reasonable method of disposition of such securities.
_4.5 Lender Appointed Attorney-in-Fact. _
The Pledgor hereby appoints the Lender the Pledgor’s attorney-in-fact, with full authority to act in the place and stead of the Pledgor and in the name of the Pledgor or otherwise at any time after an Event of Default shall exist and Lender has, in its sole discretion, opted to exercise the pledge, to take any action and to execute any instrument which the Lender may deem necessary or advisable to accomplish the purposes of this Agreement, including, without limitation:
a) to ask, demand, collect, sue for, recover, compound, receive and give acquittance and receipts for moneys due and to become due under or in respect of any of the Collateral,
b) to receive, endorse and collect all instruments made payable to the Pledgor representing any payment or Distribution in respect of the Collateral or any part thereof and to give full discharge for the same, and
c) to file any claims or take any action or institute any proceedings that the Lender may deem necessary or desirable for the collection of any of the Collateral or otherwise to enforce the rights of the Lender with respect to any of the Collateral.
The Pledgor agrees that the Lender shall not have any liability for any acts of commission or omission, or for any error of judgment or mistake of fact or law, with respect to the exercise of the powers of attorney granted under this Section 4.5, unless such liability shall be due to the willful misconduct of the Lender. The powers of attorney granted under this Section 4.5 are coupled with and interest and shall be irrevocable for so long as any of the Obligations shall not have been fully and finally paid. Notwithstanding anything else provided herein, Lender shall be under no obligation to act as attorney-in-fact or to take any actions as attorney-in-fact.
4.6 Performance by the Lender for the Pledgor.
If the Pledgor shall fail to do any act or thing that it has covenanted to do hereunder, or any representation or warranty of the Pledgor shall be breached, the Lender, may at its option, but shall not be required to, do the same or cause it to be done, or remedy any such breach, and charge the Borrower therefor, and the Borrower agrees to promptly reimburse the Lender therefor with interest at an interest rate per annum that is then borne by the Borrower pursuant to the terms of the Note. The Borrower shall pay all sums so paid or incurred by the Lender in respect of any of the foregoing and all costs and expenses (including attorneys’ fees, legal expenses and court costs) that the Lender may incur in asserting, enforcing, defending or protecting the Security Interest herein granted on, or rights and interest in, the Collateral, or any of their rights or remedies under this Agreement or in respect of any of the transactions to be had hereunder and, until paid by the Borrower with interest at the rate aforesaid, such sums shall be secured by all of the Collateral and the proceeds from the sale thereof.
5. Effect of Sale, etc.
Any sale or sales pursuant to the provisions of this Agreement, whether under any right or power granted hereby or pursuant to any legal proceedings, shall operate to divest the Pledgor of all right, title, interest, claim and demand whatsoever, either at law or in equity, of, in and to the Collateral, or any part thereof, so sold, and any property so sold shall be free and clear of any and all rights of redemption by, through or under the Pledgor.
5.2 Application of Proceeds.
The receipt by the Lender, or by any party authorized under any judicial proceedings to make any such sale, of the proceeds of any such sale shall be a sufficient discharge to any purchaser of the Collateral, or of any part thereof, sold as aforesaid; and no such purchaser shall be bound to see to the application of such proceeds, or be bound to inquire as to the authorization, necessity or propriety of any such sale. In the event that, at any such sale, the Lender is the successful purchaser, it shall be entitled, for the purpose of making settlement or payment, to credit against the purchase price of such sale all or any portion of the Obligations.
5.3 Restoration of Rights and Remedies.
If the Lender shall have instituted any proceeding to enforce any right or remedy hereunder, and such proceeding shall have been discontinued or abandoned for any reason, or shall have been determined adversely to the Lender, then and in every such case, the Lender shall, subject to any determination in any such proceeding, be restored severally and respectively to its former position hereunder, and thereafter all rights and remedies of the Lender shall continue as though no such proceeding had been instituted.
5.4 Application of Proceeds.
The proceeds of any exercise of rights with respect to the Collateral, or any part thereof, and the proceeds and the avails of any remedy under this Agreement shall be paid to the Lender and applied by the Lender in accordance with the Note.
5.5 Waivers by Pledgor.
a) Acceptance. The Pledgor hereby waives notice of acceptance of this Agreement. The Pledgor further waives presentment and demand for payment of any of the Obligations, protest and notice of dishonor or default with respect to any of the Obligations, and all notices to which the Pledgor might otherwise be entitled, except as otherwise expressly provided in this Agreement or required by law, including the Uniform Commercial Code.
b) Waiver of Valuations, etc. The Pledgor (to the extent that Pledgor may lawfully do so) covenant that they shall not at any time insist upon or plead, or in any manner claim or take the benefit or advantage of, any stay, valuation, appraisal, redemption or extension law now or at any time hereafter in force that, but for this waiver, might be applicable to any sale made hereunder or under any judgment, order or decree based on this Agreement, and the Pledgor (to the extent that they may lawfully do so) hereby expressly waives and relinquishes all benefit and advantage of any and all such laws and hereby covenants that they will not hinder, delay or impede the execution of any power in this Agreement or therein granted and delegated to the Lender, but that they will suffer and permit the execution of every such power as though no such law or laws had been made or enacted.
c) Dealings with Borrower and Others. The Pledgor does hereby waive: notice of the extension of credit from time to time by Lender to Borrower and the creation, existence or acquisition of any Obligations hereby secured, including, without limitation, notice of the amount of any indebtedness of Borrower to Lender from time to time, subject, however, to Pledgor’s right to make inquiry of Lender to ascertain the amount of such indebtedness at any reasonable time; notice of adverse change in Borrower’s financial condition or of any other fact which might increase Pledgor’s risk hereunder; notice of presentment for payment, demand, protest and notice thereof as to any instrument executed by Borrower in favor of Lender; to the extent permitted under applicable law, notice of default; and all other notices and demands to which the Pledgor might otherwise be entitled (except for any notices expressly required under the Agreement). The Pledgor further waives any statutory or other rights to require Lender to institute suit against Borrower or any other obligor or guarantor in respect of the Obligations or to exhaust its rights and remedies against Borrower or any other such obligor or guarantor. Pledgor accepts the full range of risk encompassed within a contract of continuing guaranty, including the possibility that the Borrower will incur indebtedness after its financial condition (including its ability to pay debts when they fall due) has deteriorated. Pledgor waives the benefit of any applicable law having a contrary effect. The Pledgor further waives any defense arising by reason of any disability or other defense of Borrower or by reason of the cessation from any cause whatsoever of the liability of Borrower (except for payment in full of the Obligations), and any other legal or equitable suretyship defense. Without limiting the foregoing, the Pledgor shall not be relieved of Pledgor’s obligations hereunder by virtue of any time or indulgences granted by Lender to Borrower. Pledgor hereby irrevocably appoints Borrower as the Pledgors’ agent such that any agreement made between Lender and Borrower with respect to any waiver, release or amendment of the terms of any Loan Agreement, the Note and any other Loan Documents, shall be deemed to have been agreed and consented to by the Pledgor and the execution of any document by Borrower evidencing any such agreement shall be deemed to have been executed by Borrower as principal and as authorized agent of the Pledgor. Until all of the Obligations shall have been satisfied in full, the Pledgor shall have no right of subrogation, reimbursement or indemnity whatsoever and no right of recourse to or with respect to any assets or property of Borrower or to any collateral for the Obligations. Nothing shall discharge or satisfy the Obligations secured hereby except the full payment of the Obligations shall, as between the Pledgor and Lender and at the option of Lender, forthwith become due and payable if there shall be filed against any one or more of Borrower or the Pledgor a petition under any bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization or arrangement or similar laws for appointment of a receiver or trustee, if any one or more of Borrower or the Pledgor makes an assignment for the benefit of creditors, or if an Event of Default shall exist. It is the intent of the parties that this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect notwithstanding any act or thing that might otherwise operate as a legal or equitable discharge of a surety.
6.1 No Waiver.
No failure on the part of the Lender to exercise, and no delay in exercising, any right, power or remedy hereunder shall operate as a waiver thereof, nor shall any single or partial exercise of any such right, power or remedy by the Lender preclude any other or further exercise thereof or the exercise of any other right, power or remedy. All remedies hereunder are cumulative and are not exclusive of any other remedies provided by law. The Lender shall not be deemed to have waived any rights hereunder or under any other agreement or instrument unless such waiver shall be in writing and signed by the Lender and the Pledgor.
6.2 Lender’s Fees and Expenses.
The Pledgor will upon demand pay to the Lender the amount of any and all reasonable expenses, including the fees and expenses of its counsel and of any experts or agents that the Lender may incur in connection with (i) the administration of this Agreement, (ii) the custody or preservation of, or the sale of, collection from, or other realization upon, any of the Collateral, (iii) the exercise or enforcement of any of the rights of the Lender hereunder, or (iv) the failure by the Pledgor to perform or observe any of the provisions hereof. In addition, the Pledgor will indemnify and hold the Lender harmless from and against any and all liability incurred by the Lender hereunder or in connection herewith, unless such liability shall be due to the willful misconduct of the Lender. Any such amounts payable as provided hereunder or thereunder shall be secured hereby.
6.3 Benefits of this Agreement.
All warranties, representations and covenants made by the Pledgor herein or in any certificate or other document or instrument delivered by it shall be considered to have been relied upon by the Lender and shall survive the delivery to the Lender of the Collateral regardless of any investigation made by the Lender. All statements in any such certificate or other instrument shall constitute warranties and representations by the Pledgor hereunder. This Agreement shall be binding upon the Pledgor and their successors and assigns, and shall inure to the benefit of and be enforceable by the Lender and its successors and assigns.
6.5 Actions by Lender.
The Pledgor consents and agrees that, without notice to Pledgor and without affecting or impairing the obligations of Pledgor hereunder, Lender may, by action or inaction: compromise, settle, extend the time for payment of the Obligations with Borrower or any party liable therefore; release Borrower or any party from its liability for the Obligations; release all or any part of the security for the Obligations; modify any instruments or agreements relating to the Obligations (except this Agreement); extend the time for making any deposit or granting a security interest in property securing the Obligations; or refuse or fail to enforce its rights under any agreement or instrument evidencing or securing the Obligations.
_6.6 Notices. _
All notices or demands by either party to the other relating to this Agreement shall be in writing and sent in accordance with the Loan Agreements; provided that notices or demands to Pledgor shall be sent to Pledgor at the address for Pledgor set forth above.
In case any one or more of the provisions contained in this Agreement shall be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, if feasible, the offending provision shall be considered modified so that it becomes legal, valid and enforceable. If the offending provision cannot be so modified, such provision(s) shall be ineffective and deemed severed from this Agreement and shall not affect the legality, validity or enforceability of any other provision of this Agreement or any other Loan Agreement.
This Agreement may be executed in one or more counterparts and shall be effective when at least one counterpart shall have been executed by each party hereto, and each set of counterparts that, collectively, show execution by each party hereto shall constitute one duplicate original.
No provision of this Agreement shall be waived, amended, modified or supplemented except by a written instrument executed by the Pledgor and the Lender.
This Agreement and the Security Interest shall terminate when all the Obligations have been fully and finally paid, at which time the Lender shall deliver to the Pledgor all certificates, if any, evidencing the Collateral then held by it and such other documents as the Pledgor shall reasonably request to evidence such termination (all at the expense of the Pledgor).
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed this Pledge Agreement as of [DATE SIGNED].
____ [PLEDGOR NAME], Pledgor
OfferMarket Capital LLC
By: _____________________________ Authorized Signature
THE UNDERSIGNED HEREBY AGREES AND CONSENTS TO THIS PLEDGE AND SECURITY AGREEMENT AND THE RIGHTS AND REMEDIES GRANTED TO THE LENDER IN RESPECT OF THIS AGREEMENT AND THE COLLATERAL. THE SECURITY INTEREST IN FAVOR OF THE LENDER IN AND TO THE PLEDGED MEMBERSHIP INTERESTS IS HEREBY REGISTERED ON THE BOOKS OF THE BORROWER.
[BORROWING ENTITY NAME]