Exhibit 4.1

 

CERTIFICATE OF DESIGNATION

OF

SERIES A PREFERRED STOCK

OF

NATIONAL WASTE MANAGEMENT HOLDINGS, INC.

 

Pursuant to Section 607.0602 the
Florida Business Corporation Act

 

National Waste Management Holdings, Inc., a Florida corporation (the “Corporation”), certifies that pursuant to the authority conferred upon the Board of Directors of the Corporation (the “Board of Directors”) by the Articles of Incorporation of the Corporation (as further amended from time to time, the (“Articles of Incorporation”), and in accordance with the provisions of Section 607.0602 of the Florida Business Corporation Act, (the “FBCA”), the Board of Directors, on June 17, 2015, adopted the following resolution creating a series of its preferred stock, no par value.:

 

RESOLVED, that (1) pursuant to the authority conferred upon the Board of Directors by the Articles of Incorporation, the Board of Directors hereby designates five (5) shares of the preferred stock, no par value, of the Corporation as “Series A Preferred Stock”, and the powers, designations, preferences and relative, participating, optional and other rights of the Series A Preferred Stock and the qualifications, limitations and restrictions thereof, be, and they hereby are, as set forth in this certificate of designation (this “Certificate of Designation”), and (2) in connection therewith, the officers of the Corporation be, and each of them hereby is, authorized, empowered and directed on behalf of the Corporation and in its name to execute and to file this Certificate of Designation with the Secretary of State of the State of Florida:

 

TERMS OF SERIES A PREFERRED STOCK

 

Section 1.  Definitions.  For the purposes hereof, the following terms shall have the following meanings:

 

Affiliate” means any Person that, directly or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, controls or is controlled by or is under common control with a Person, as such terms are used in and construed under Rule 405 of the Securities Act.

 

Board of Directors” means the board of directors of the Corporation.

 

Business Day” means any day except any Saturday, any Sunday, any day which is a federal legal holiday in the United States or any day on which banking institutions in the State of New York are authorized or required by law or other governmental action to close.

 

Commission” means the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and its staff.

 

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Common Stock” means the Corporation’s common stock, no par value, and stock of any other class of securities into which such securities may hereafter be reclassified or changed.

 

Common Stock Equivalents” means any securities of the Corporation or the Subsidiaries which would entitle the holder thereof to acquire at any time Common Stock, including, without limitation, any debt, preferred stock, rights, options, warrants or other instrument that is at any time convertible into or exercisable or exchangeable for, or otherwise entitles the holder thereof to receive, Common Stock.

 

Exchange Act” means the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder.

 

Holder” shall have the meaning given such term in Section 2.

 

Person” means an individual or corporation, partnership, trust, incorporated or unincorporated association, joint venture, limited liability company, joint stock company, government (or an agency or subdivision thereof) or other entity of any kind.

 

Securities” means the Series A Preferred Stock.

 

Securities Act” means the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder.

 

Series A Preferred Stock” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 2.

 

Trading Day” means a day on which the principal Trading Market is open for business.

 

Trading Market” means any of the following markets or exchanges on which the Common Stock is listed or quoted for trading on the date in question: the NYSE MKT, the Nasdaq Capital Market, the Nasdaq Global Market, the Nasdaq Global Select Market, the New York Stock Exchange or the OTC Bulletin Board (or any successors to any of the foregoing).

 

Section 2.  Designation; Rank.  The series of preferred stock created hereunder shall be designated as its Series A Preferred Stock (the “Series A Preferred Stock”) and the number of shares so designated shall be five (5) which shall not be subject to increase without the unanimous written consent of the holders of the Series A Preferred Stock (each, a “Holder” and collectively, the “Holders”).  Each share of Series A Preferred Stock shall have no par value. Except as otherwise provided herein, the Series A Preferred Stock shall, with respect to rights on liquidation, winding up and dissolution, rank pari passu to the Common Stock.

 

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Section 3.  Dividends. The Holders shall not be entitled to receive, and the Corporation shall not pay to the Holders, any dividend or distribution.

 

Section 4.  Conversion. The Holders shall not be entitled to convert the Series A Preferred Stock into Common Stock.

 

Section 5.  Voting Rights. Except as otherwise required by law or expressly provided herein, each share of Series A Preferred Stock shall be entitled to vote in conjunction with the Common Stock on all matters submitted or required to be submitted to a vote of the stockholders of the Corporation (the “Voting Event”). Each share of Series A Preferred Stock shall be entitled to such number of votes that equal the total number of Common Stock outstanding and entitled to vote on such Voting Event (the “Vote Multiplier”) as of the record date for the determination of stockholders entitled to vote on such matters or, if no such record date is established, at the date such vote is taken or any written consent of stockholders is solicited. In each such case, except as otherwise required by law or expressly provided herein, the holders of shares of Series A Preferred Stock and Common Stock shall vote together and not as separate classes.

 

Section 6.  Liquidation.

 

(a) If the Company shall commence a voluntary case under the U.S. Federal bankruptcy laws or any other applicable bankruptcy, insolvency or similar law, or consent to the entry of an order for relief in an involuntary case under any law or to the appointment of a receiver, liquidator, assignee, custodian, trustee, sequestrator (or other similar official) of the Company or of any substantial part of its property, or make an assignment for the benefit of its creditors, or admit in writing its inability to pay its debts generally as they become due, or if a decree or order for relief in respect of the Company shall be entered by a court having jurisdiction in the premises in an involuntary case under the U.S. Federal bankruptcy laws or any other applicable bankruptcy, insolvency or similar law resulting in the appointment of a receiver, liquidator, assignee, custodian, trustee, sequestrator (or other similar official) of the Company or of any substantial part of its property, or ordering the winding up or liquidation of its affairs, and any such decree or order shall be unstayed and in effect for a period of sixty (60) consecutive days and, on account of any such event, the Company shall liquidate, dissolve or wind up, or if the Company shall otherwise liquidate, dissolve or wind up (a “Liquidation Event”), no distribution shall be made to the Holders of any shares of capital stock of the Company (other than Senior Securities) upon liquidation, dissolution or winding up unless prior thereto the Holders of shares of Series A Preferred Stock shall have received the Liquidation Preference with respect to each share.

 

(b) The purchase or redemption by the Company of stock of any class, in any manner permitted by law, shall not, for the purposes hereof, be regarded as a liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Company. Neither the consolidation nor merger of the Company with or into any other entity nor the sale or transfer by the Company of less than substantially all of its assets shall, for the purposes hereof, be deemed to be a liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Company.

 

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(c) The “Liquidation Preference” with respect to a share of Series A Preferred Stock means an amount equal to the par value thereof. The Liquidation Preference with respect to any other security shall be as set forth in the Certificate of Designation filed in respect thereof.

 

Section 7.  Redemption.  The Series A Preferred Stock shall not be subject to redemption by the Corporation without unanimous written consent of the Holders.

 

Section 8.  Protection Provisions.

 

So long as any shares of Series A Preferred Stock are outstanding, the Company shall not, without first obtaining the approval (by vote or written consent, as provided by the FBCA) of the Holders of at least a majority of the then outstanding shares of the Series A Preferred Stock:

 

(a)   alter or change the rights, preferences or privileges of the Series A Preferred Stock;

 

(b)   alter or change the rights, preferences or privileges of any capital stock of the Company so as to affect adversely the Series A Preferred Stock;

 

(c)   create any new class or series of capital stock having a preference over the Series A Preferred Stock as to distribution of assets upon liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Company ;

 

(d)   create any new class or series of capital stock ranking pari passu with the Series A Preferred Stock as to distribution of assets upon liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Company;

 

Section 9. No Impairment.   The Company will not, by amendment of its Articles of Incorporation or through any reorganization, recapitalization, transfer of assets, consolidation, merger, dissolution, issue or sale of securities or any other voluntary action, avoid or seek to avoid the observance or performance of any of the terms to be observed or performed hereunder by the Company, but will at all times in good faith assist in the carrying out of all the provisions of this Certificate of Designation and in the taking of all such action as may be necessary or appropriate in order to protect the conversion rights of the holders of the Series A Preferred Stock against impairment.

 

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Section 10.   Miscellaneous.

 

a)    Notices.  Any and all notices or other communications or deliveries to be provided by the Holders hereunder including, without limitation, any Notice of Conversion, shall be in writing and delivered personally, or sent by a nationally recognized overnight courier service, addressed to the Corporation, at the address set forth below:

 

National Waste Management Holdings, Inc.

5920 N. Florida Avenue

Hernando, Florida, 34442

Attn: Chief Executive Officer

 

Any and all notices or other communications or deliveries to be provided by the Corporation hereunder shall be in writing and delivered personally, by facsimile, or sent by a nationally recognized overnight courier service addressed to each Holder at the facsimile number or address of such Holder appearing on the books of the Corporation.

 

Any notice or other communication or deliveries hereunder shall be deemed given and effective on the earliest of (i) the date of transmission, if such notice or communication is delivered via facsimile at the facsimile number set forth in this Section prior to 5:30 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) on any date, (ii) the next Trading Day after the date of transmission, if such notice or communication is delivered via facsimile at the facsimile number set forth in this Section on a day that is not a Trading Day or later than 5:30 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) on any Trading Day, (iii) the second Trading Day following the date of mailing, if sent by U.S. nationally recognized overnight courier service, or (iv) upon actual receipt by the party to whom such notice is required to be given.

 

b)    Lost or Mutilated Series A Preferred Stock Certificate.  If a Holder’s Series A Preferred Stock certificate shall be mutilated, lost, stolen or destroyed, the Corporation shall execute and deliver, in exchange and substitution for and upon cancellation of a mutilated certificate, or in lieu of or in substitution for a lost, stolen or destroyed certificate, a new certificate for the shares of Series A Preferred Stock so mutilated, lost, stolen or destroyed, but only upon receipt of evidence of such loss, theft or destruction of such certificate, and of the ownership thereof reasonably satisfactory to the Corporation.

 

c)    Waiver.  Any waiver by the Corporation or a Holder of a breach of any provision of this Certificate of Designation shall not operate as or be construed to be a waiver of any other breach of such provision or of any breach of any other provision of this Certificate of Designation or a waiver by any other Holders.  The failure of the Corporation or a Holder to insist upon strict adherence to any term of this Certificate of Designation on one or more occasions shall not be considered a waiver or deprive that party (or any other Holder) of the right thereafter to insist upon strict adherence to that term or any other term of this Certificate of Designation on any other occasion.  Any waiver by the Corporation or a Holder must be in writing.

 

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d)    Severability.  If any provision of this Certificate of Designation is invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the balance of this Certificate of Designation shall remain in effect, and if any provision is inapplicable to any Person or circumstance, it shall nevertheless remain applicable to all other Persons and circumstances.  If it shall be found that any interest or other amount deemed interest due hereunder violates the applicable law governing usury, the applicable rate of interest due hereunder shall automatically be lowered to equal the maximum rate of interest permitted under applicable law.

  

e)    Headings.  The headings contained herein are for convenience only, do not constitute a part of this Certificate of Designation and shall not be deemed to limit or affect any of the provisions hereof.

 

f)     Status of Converted Series A Preferred Stock.   If any shares of Series A Preferred Stock shall be reacquired by the Corporation, such shares shall resume the status of authorized but unissued shares of preferred stock and shall no longer be designated as Series A Preferred Stock.

 

RESOLVED, FURTHER, that the Chairman, the president or any vice-president, and the secretary or any assistant secretary, of the Corporation be and they hereby are authorized and directed to prepare and file this Certificate of Designation in accordance with the foregoing resolution and the provisions of Delaware General Corporation law.

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned have executed this Certificate this 17th day of June, 2015.

 

   
  Charles Teelon
   
   
  Louis “Tiny” Paveglio
   
   
  Jeff Chartier