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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, DC 20549

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE

SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

May 10, 2024

Date of report (date of earliest event reported)

 

Greenwave Technology Solutions, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware   001-41452   46-2612944

(State or other jurisdictions of

incorporation or organization)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

 

4016 Raintree Road, Suite 300

Chesapeake, VA 23321

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

 

(800) 490-5020

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrants under any of the following provisions:

 

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
   
Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
   
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
   
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class   Trading Symbol(s)   Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.001 par value   GWAV   NASDAQ Capital Market

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

 

Emerging growth company

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐

 

 

 

 
 

 

Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

 

Note Exchange

 

On May 10, 2024, the Company entered into an exchange agreement (the “Exchange Agreement”) with DWM Properties LLC (the “Holder”), whereby the Company and Holder agreed to exchange 1,000 shares of the Company’s Series D Preferred Stock, par value $0.001 per share (the “Series D Shares”) held by the Holder for 200,000,000 shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.001 per share (the “Common Stock”).

 

A copy of the form of the form of the Exchange Agreement, is attached hereto as Exhibits 10.1, and is incorporated herein by reference. The foregoing summary of the terms of the form of the Exchange Agreement is subject to, and qualified in its entirety by, such document.

 

Item 3.02 Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities

 

The information contained above in Item 1.01 related to the shares of Common Stock issuable pursuant to the Exchange Agreement is hereby incorporated by reference into this Item 3.02.

 

Item 9.01(d) Financial Statements and Exhibits

 

Exhibits.

 

Number    
10.1   Form of Exchange Agreement
104   Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)

 

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

GREENWAVE TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, INC.  
     
By: /s/ Danny Meeks  
Name: Danny Meeks  
Title: Chief Executive Officer  

 

Date: May 16, 2024

 

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Exhibit 10.1

 

EXCHANGE AGREEMENT

 

This Exchange Agreement (“Agreement”) is entered into as of May 10, 2024 by and between Greenwave Technology Solutions, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), and the noteholder whose signature appears on the signature page hereto (“Holder”).

 

WHEREAS, the Company issued to Holder that certain Secured Promissory Note, dated July 31, 2023, in the aggregate principal amount of $17,218,350 (as amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, the “Note”);

 

WHEREAS, on March 29, 2024, the Holder exchanged $10,000,000 in principal amount of the Note for 1,000 shares of the Company’s Series D Preferred Stock, par value $0.001 per share (the “Series D Shares”); and

 

WHEREAS, the Holder desires to exchange the Series D Shares (the “Exchange”) for 200,000,000 shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.001 per share (the “Exchange Securities”), and the Company desires to issue the Exchange Securities in exchange for the Series D Shares, all on the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement in reliance on the exemption from registration provided by Section 3(a)(9) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”).

 

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the terms and conditions contained herein, and other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, the Company and the Holder hereby agree as follows:

 

Article 1. Exchange. Subject to and upon the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement, the Holder agrees to surrender to the Company the Series D Shares and, in exchange therefore, the Company shall issue to the Holder the Exchange Securities.

 

SECTION 1.1 Closing. On the Closing Date (as defined below), the Company will issue and deliver (or cause to be issued and delivered) the Exchange Securities to the Holder, or in the name of a custodian or nominee of the Holder, or as otherwise requested by the Holder in writing, and the Holder will surrender to the Company the Note. The closing of the Exchange shall occur as soon as the parties may mutually agree in writing (the “Closing Date”), subject to the provisions of Section 4 and Section 5 herein.

 

SECTION 1.2 Section 3(a)(9). Assuming the accuracy of the representations and warranties of each of the Company and the Holder set forth in Sections 2 and 3 of this Agreement, the parties acknowledge and agree that the purpose of such representations and warranties is, among other things, to ensure that the Exchange qualifies as an exchange of securities under Section 3(a)(9) of the Securities Act.

 

 
 

 

SECTION 2.1 Organization and Qualification. The Company and each of the Subsidiaries is an entity duly incorporated or otherwise organized, validly existing and in good standing under the laws of the jurisdiction of its incorporation or organization as set forth in the SEC Reports, with the requisite power and authority to own and use its properties and assets and to carry on its business as currently conducted. Neither the Company nor any Subsidiary is in violation nor default of any of the provisions of its respective certificate or articles of incorporation, bylaws or other organizational or charter documents. Each of the Company and the Subsidiaries is duly qualified to conduct business and is in good standing as a foreign corporation or other entity in each jurisdiction in which the nature of the business conducted or property owned by it makes such qualification necessary, except where the failure to be so qualified or in good standing, as the case may be, could not have or reasonably be expected to result in, individually or in the aggregate: (i) a material adverse effect on the legality, validity or enforceability of this Agreement, (ii) a material adverse effect on the results of operations, assets, business, prospects or condition (financial or otherwise) of the Company and the Subsidiaries that results, in the aggregate, in the loss of over 1% of the Company’s revenue, on a consolidated basis, or (iii) a material adverse effect on the Company’s ability to perform in any material respect on a timely basis its obligations under this Agreement or to consummate the transactions contemplated hereby (any of (i), (ii) or (iii), a “Material Adverse Effect”) and no Proceeding has been instituted in any such jurisdiction revoking, limiting or curtailing or seeking to revoke, limit or curtail such power and authority or qualification.

 

SECTION 2.2 Authorization; Enforcement. The Company has the requisite corporate power and authority to enter into and to consummate the transactions contemplated by this Agreement and otherwise to carry out its obligations hereunder. The execution and delivery of this Agreement by the Company and the consummation by it of the transactions contemplated hereby have been duly authorized by all necessary action on the part of the Company and no further action is required by the Company, the Board of Directors or the Company’s stockholders in connection herewith. This Agreement has been (or upon delivery will have been) duly executed by the Company and, when delivered in accordance with the terms hereof, will constitute the valid and binding obligation of the Company enforceable against the Company in accordance with its terms, except: (i) as limited by general equitable principles and applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium and other laws of general application affecting enforcement of creditors’ rights generally, (ii) as limited by laws relating to the availability of specific performance, injunctive relief or other equitable remedies and (iii) insofar as indemnification and contribution provisions may be limited by applicable law.

 

SECTION 2.3 No Conflicts. The execution, delivery and performance by the Company of this Agreement, the issuance and sale of the Exchange Securities and the consummation by it of the transactions contemplated hereby do not and will not: (i) conflict with or violate any provision of the Company’s or any Subsidiary’s certificate or articles of incorporation, bylaws or other organizational or charter documents, (ii) conflict with, or constitute a default (or an event that with notice or lapse of time or both would become a default) under, result in the creation of any Lien upon any of the properties or assets of the Company or any Subsidiary, or give to others any rights of termination, amendment, acceleration or cancellation (with or without notice, lapse of time or both) of, any agreement, credit facility, debt or other instrument (evidencing a Company or Subsidiary debt or otherwise) or other understanding to which the Company or any Subsidiary is a party or by which any property or asset of the Company or any Subsidiary is bound or affected, or (iii) conflict with or result in a violation of any law, rule, regulation, order, judgment, injunction, decree or other restriction of any court or governmental authority to which the Company or a Subsidiary is subject (including federal and state securities laws and regulations), or by which any property or asset of the Company or a Subsidiary is bound or affected; except in the case of each of clauses (ii) and (iii), such as could not have or reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.

 

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SECTION 2.4 Issuance of Exchange Securities. The issuance of the Exchange Securities is duly authorized and, upon issuance in accordance with the terms hereof, the Exchange Securities shall be validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable, free and clear of all Liens (as defined below) imposed by the Company, other than restrictions on transfer under applicable state and federal securities laws. “Lien” means a lien, charge, pledge, security interest, encumbrance, right of first refusal, preemptive right or other restriction.

 

SECTION 2.5 Acknowledgment Regarding the Exchange. The Company acknowledges and agrees that the Holder is acting solely in the capacity of an arm’s length third party with respect to this Agreement and the transactions contemplated hereby. The Company further acknowledges the Holder is not acting as a financial advisor or fiduciary of the Company (or in any similar capacity) with respect to this Agreement and the transactions contemplated hereby, and any advice given by the Holder or any of their representatives or agents in connection with this Agreement is merely incidental to the Exchange.

 

SECTION 2.6 No Commission; No Other Consideration. The Company has not paid or given, and has not agreed to pay or give, directly or indirectly, any commission or other remuneration for soliciting the Exchange. The Exchange Securities are being issued exclusively for the exchange of the Series D Shares and no other consideration has or will be paid for the Exchange Securities.

 

SECTION 2.7 Section 3(a)(9) Representation. The Company has not, nor has any person acting on its behalf, directly or indirectly made any offers or sales of any security or solicited any offers to buy any security under circumstances that would cause the Exchange and the issuance of the Exchange Securities pursuant to this Agreement to be integrated with prior offerings by the Company for purposes of the Securities Act which would prevent the Company from delivering the Exchange Securities to the Holder pursuant to Section 3(a)(9) of the Securities Act, nor will the Company take any action or steps that would cause the Exchange, issuance and delivery of the Exchange Securities to be integrated with other offerings to the effect that the delivery of the Exchange Securities to the Holder would be seen not to be exempt pursuant to Section 3(a)(9) of the Securities Act.

 

ARTICLE 3 Representations and Warranties of the Holder. The Holder represents and warrants, severally and not jointly, to the Company that:

 

SECTION 3.1 Ownership of the Securities. The Holder is the legal and beneficial owner of the Series D Shares. The Holder paid for the Series D Shares, and has continuously held the Series D Shares since their issuance or purchase. The Holder, individually or through an affiliate, owns the Series D Shares outright and free and clear of any Liens.

 

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SECTION 3.2 No Public Sale or Distribution. The Holder is acquiring the Exchange Securities in the ordinary course of business for its own account and not with a view toward, or for resale in connection with, the public sale or distribution thereof; provided, however, that by making the representations herein, the Holder does not agree to hold any of the Exchange Securities for any minimum or other specific term and reserves the right to dispose of the Exchange Securities at any time in accordance with an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws. The Holder does not presently have any agreement or understanding, directly or indirectly, with any person to distribute, or transfer any interest or grant participation rights in, the Securities or the Exchange Securities.

 

SECTION 3.3 Accredited Investor. The Holder is an “accredited investor” as that term is defined in Rule 501 of Regulation D under the Securities Act.

 

SECTION 3.4 Reliance on Exemptions. The Holder understands that the Exchange is being made in reliance on specific exemptions from the registration requirements of United States federal and state securities laws and that the Company is relying in part upon the truth and accuracy of, and the Holder’s compliance with, the representations, warranties, agreements, acknowledgments and understandings of the Holder set forth herein in order to determine the availability of such exemptions and the eligibility of the Holder to complete the Exchange and to acquire the Exchange Securities.

 

SECTION 3.5 Information. The Holder has been furnished with all materials relating to the business, finances and operations of the Company and materials relating to the Exchange which have been requested by the Holder. The Holder has been afforded the opportunity to ask questions of the Company. Neither such inquiries nor any other due diligence investigations conducted by the Holder or its representatives shall modify, amend or affect the Holder’s right to rely on the Company’s representations and warranties contained herein. The Holder acknowledges that all of the documents filed by the Company with the SEC under Sections 13(a), 14(a) or 15(d) of the Exchange Act (the “SEC Reports”) that have been posted on the SEC’s EDGAR site are available to the Holder, and the Holder has not relied on any statement of the Company not contained in such documents in connection with the Holder’s decision to enter into this Agreement and the Exchange.

 

SECTION 3.6 Risk. The Holder understands that its investment in the Exchange Securities involves a high degree of risk. The Holder is able to bear the risk of an investment in the Exchange Securities including, without limitation, the risk of total loss of its investment. The Holder has sought such accounting, legal and tax advice as it has considered necessary to make an informed investment decision with respect to the Exchange. There is no assurance that the Exchange Securities or any securities into which the Exchange Securities may convert will continue to be quoted, traded or listed for trading or quotation on the Nasdaq Capital Market or on any other organized market or quotation system.

 

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SECTION 3.7 No Governmental Review. The Holder understands that no United States federal or state agency or any other government or governmental agency has passed on or made any recommendation or endorsement in connection with the Exchange or the fairness or suitability of the investment in the Exchange Securities nor have such authorities passed upon or endorsed the merits of the Exchange Securities.

 

SECTION 3.8 Organization; Authorization. The Holder is duly organized, validly existing and in good standing under the laws of its state of formation and has the requisite organizational power and authority to enter into and perform its obligations under this Agreement.

 

SECTION 3.9 Validity; Enforcement. This Agreement has been duly and validly authorized, executed and delivered on behalf of the Holder and shall constitute the legal, valid and binding obligations of the Holder enforceable against the Holder in accordance with its terms. The execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement by the Holder and the consummation by the Holder of the transactions contemplated hereby (including, without limitation, the irrevocable surrender of the Securities) will not result in a violation of the organizational documents of the Holder.

 

SECTION 3.10 Prior Investment Experience. The Holder acknowledges that it has prior investment experience, including investment in securities of the type being exchanged, including the Series D Shares and the Exchange Securities, and has read all of the documents furnished or made available by the Company to it and is able to evaluate the merits and risks of such an investment on its behalf, and that it recognizes the highly speculative nature of this investment.

 

SECTION 3.11 Tax Consequences. The Holder acknowledges that the Company has made no representation regarding the potential or actual tax consequences for the Holder which will result from entering into the Agreement and from consummation of the Exchange. The Holder acknowledges that it bears complete responsibility for obtaining adequate tax advice regarding the Agreement and the Exchange.

 

SECTION 3.12 No Registration, Review or Approval. The Holder acknowledges, understands and agrees that the Exchange Securities are being exchanged hereunder pursuant to an exchange offer exemption under Section 3(a)(9) of the Securities Act.

 

ARTICLE 4 Holding Period. For the purposes of Rule 144 of the Securities Act, the Company acknowledges that the holding period of the Exchange Securities may be tacked on the holding period of the Series D Shares, and the Company agrees not to take a position contrary to this Section 6.

 

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ARTICLE 5 Governing Law; Jurisdiction; Waiver of Jury Trial. This Agreement shall be construed under the laws of the state of New York, without regard to principles of conflicts of law or choice of law that would permit or require the application of the laws of another jurisdiction. The Company and the Holder each hereby agrees that all actions or proceedings arising directly or indirectly from or in connection with this Agreement shall be litigated only in the Supreme Court of the State of New York or the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York located in New York County, New York. The Company and the Holder each consents to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the foregoing courts and consents that any process or notice of motion or other application to either of said courts or a judge thereof may be served inside or outside the State of New York or the Southern District of New York by generally recognized overnight courier or certified or registered mail, return receipt requested, directed to such party at its or his address set forth below (and service so made shall be deemed “personal service”) or by personal service or in such other manner as may be permissible under the rules of said courts. THE COMPANY AND THE HOLDER EACH HEREBY WAIVES ANY RIGHT TO A JURY TRIAL IN CONNECTION WITH ANY LITIGATION PURSUANT TO THIS AGREEMENT.

 

ARTICLE 6 Counterparts; Headings. This Agreement may be executed in two or more identical counterparts, all of which shall be considered one and the same agreement and shall become effective when counterparts have been signed by each party and delivered to the other party; provided that a facsimile signature shall be considered due execution and shall be binding upon the signatory thereto with the same force and effect as if the signature were an original, not a facsimile signature. The headings of this Agreement are for convenience of reference and shall not form part of, or affect the interpretation of, this Agreement.

 

ARTICLE 7 Severability; No Strict Construction. If any provision of this Agreement shall be invalid or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, such invalidity or unenforceability shall not affect the validity or enforceability of the remainder of this Agreement in that jurisdiction or the validity or enforceability of any provision of this Agreement in any other jurisdiction. The language used in this Agreement will be deemed to be the language chosen by the parties to express their mutual intent, and no rules of strict construction will be applied against any party.

 

ARTICLE 8 Entire Agreement; Amendments. This Agreement supersedes all other prior oral or written agreements between the Holder, the Company, their affiliates and persons acting on their behalf with respect to the matters discussed herein, and this Agreement and the instruments referenced herein contain the entire understanding of the parties with respect to the matters covered herein and therein and, except as specifically set forth herein or therein, neither the Company nor the Holder makes any representation, warranty, covenant or undertaking with respect to such matters. No provision of this Agreement may be amended other than by an instrument in writing signed by the Company and the Holder. No provision hereof may be waived other than by an instrument in writing signed by the party against whom enforcement is sought.

 

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ARTICLE 9 Notices. Any notices, consents, waivers or other communications required or permitted to be given under the terms of this Agreement must be in writing and will be deemed to have been delivered: (a) upon receipt, when delivered personally; (b) upon receipt, when sent by facsimile (provided confirmation of transmission is mechanically or electronically generated and kept on file by the sending party); or (c) one calendar day (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and national banking holidays) after deposit with an overnight courier service, in each case properly addressed to the party to receive the same.

 

The addresses and facsimile numbers for such communications shall be:

 

If to the Company:

 

Greenwave Technology Solutions, Inc.

4016 Raintree Rd., Suite 300

Chesapeake, VA 23321

Attn: Chief Executive Officer

 

If to the Holder, to the address set forth on the Holder’s signature page hereto,

 

or to such other address and/or facsimile number and/or to the attention of such other person as the recipient party has specified by written notice given to each other party five (5) days prior to the effectiveness of such change.

 

ARTICLE 10 Successors and Assigns. This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties and their respective successors and assigns, including any purchasers of the Exchange Securities. The Holder may assign some or all of its rights hereunder without the consent of the Company, in which event such assignee shall be deemed to be the Holder hereunder with respect to such assigned rights.

 

ARTICLE 11 No Third Party Beneficiaries. This Agreement is intended for the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective permitted successors and assigns, and is not for the benefit of, nor may any provision hereof be enforced by, any other person.

 

[Signature Page Follows]

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed this Exchange Agreement as of the date first written above.

 

Greenwave Technology Solutions, Inc.  
     
By:    
Name:

Isaac Dietrich

 
Title: Chief Financial Officer  
     
DWM Properties LLC  
   
By:    
Name: Danny Meeks  
Title: President  

 

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