Asset Purchase Agreement - Xoom Inc. and Revolutionary Software Inc.
ASSET PURCHASE AGREEMENT
DATED AS OF JUNE 11, 1998
BY AND BETWEEN
REVOLUTIONARY SOFTWARE, INC.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
ARTICLE I. Definitions 1
1.1 Defined Terms.................................. 1
ARTICLE II. Purchase and Sale of Software Assets............... 2
2.1 Transfer of Software Assets.................... 2
2.2 Purchase Price/ Payment Procedure.............. 3
2.3 Price Protection............................... 3
2.4 Termination of Payment Obligations............. 4
ARTICLE III. Closing........................................... 4
3.1 Closing........................................ 4
3.2 Deliveries..................................... 4
3.3 Conditions to Closing.......................... 5
ARTICLE IV. Representations and Warranties of Seller........... 5
4.1 Organization................................... 5
4.2 Authorization.................................. 5
4.3 Brokers........................................ 6
4.4 Litigation, Proceedings and Applicable Law..... 6
4.5 No Conflict or Violation....................... 6
4.6 Intellectual Property.......................... 6
4.7 Assets Generally............................... 8
4.8 Products....................................... 8
4.9 Receipt of Shares Entirely For Own Account..... 8
4.10 Disclosure of Information...................... 8
ARTICLE V. Representations and Warranties of Buyer............. 9
5.1 Organization of Buyer.......................... 9
5.2 Authorization.................................. 9
5.3 Brokers........................................ 9
5.4 Consents and Approvals......................... 9
ARTICLE VI. Certain Covenants.................................. 10
6.1 Covenants of Both Parties...................... 10
6.2 Seller's Covenants............................. 10
ARTICLE VII. INDEMNIFICATION................................... 10
7.1 Indemnification by the Seller.................. 10
7.2 Indemnification by Buyer....................... 11
7.3 Notification of Claims......................... 11
7.4 Resolution of Claims........................... 11
7.5 Arbitration.................................... 12
7.6 Indemnification Threshold...................... 12
ARTICLE VIII. RESTRICTIONS ON XOOM COMMON SHARES............... 12
8.1 Right of First Refusal/Transfer Restrictions... 12
8.2 Lock-Up Agreement.............................. 14
ARTICLE IX. Miscellaneous...................................... 15
9.1 Survival of Representations and Warranties..... 15
9.2 Setoff......................................... 15
9.3 Noncompetition................................. 15
9.4 Press Releases and Public Announcements........ 15
9.5 Assignment..................................... 15
9.6 Notices........................................ 15
9.7 Choice of Law.................................. 16
9.8 Entire Agreement; Amendments and Waivers....... 16
9.9 Multiple Counterparts.......................... 16
9.10 Titles......................................... 16
ASSET PURCHASE AGREEMENT
This Asset Purchase Agreement (this "Agreement") is made and entered into
as of June 11, 1998 by and between Revolutionary Software, Inc., a California
corporation ("Seller"), and XOOM, Inc., a Delaware corporation ("Buyer").
1. A division of Seller's business relates to the development and
licensing of a web-based e-mail software system known as "Sitemail" (together
with related source code, documentation and related Intellectual Property (as
defined in Section 1.1) relating to Sitemail (collectively, the "Software
2. Buyer desires to purchase from Seller, and Seller desires to sell to
Buyer, the Software Assets, pursuant to the terms and subject to the conditions
set forth herein.
NOW THEREFORE, Seller and Buyer agree as follows:
1.1 DEFINED TERMS. As used herein, the terms below shall have the following
"Action" shall mean any action, claim, suit, arbitration, inquiry,
subpoena, discovery request, proceeding or investigation, or threat thereof, by
or before any court or grand jury, any governmental or other regulatory or
administrative agency or commission or any arbitration tribunal.
"Affiliate" shall mean, with respect to any Person, any other Person
directly or indirectly controlling, controlled by or under common control with
such Person and any member, general partner, director, officer or employee of
such Person. For purposes of this definition of Affiliate, "control" shall mean
the power of one or more Persons to direct the affairs of the Person controlled
by reason of ownership of voting stock, contract or otherwise.
"Damages" shall mean any and all costs, losses, damages, liabilities,
demands, claims, suits, actions, judgments, causes of action, assessments or
expenses, including interest, penalties, fines and attorneys' fees incident
thereto, incurred in connection with any claim for indemnification arising out
of this Agreement, and any and all amounts paid in settlement of any such claim.
"Intellectual Property" shall mean all copyrights, copyright
registrations, proprietary processes, trade secrets, license rights,
specifications, technical manuals and data,
drawings, inventions, designs, patents, patent applications, mask works,
tradenames, trademarks, service marks, product information and data, know-how
and development work-in-progress, customer lists, software, business
correspondence and marketing plans and other intellectual or intangible property
that comprise or are necessary to the use of the Software Assets, whether
pending, applied for or issued, whether filed in the United States or in other
countries, including, without limitation, all associated goodwill; all things
authored, discovered, developed, made, perfected, improved, designed,
engineered, acquired, produced, conceived or first reduced to practice by Seller
or any of its employees or agents that are embodied in, derived from or relate
to the Software Assets, in any stage of development, including, without
limitation, modifications, enhancements, designs, concepts, techniques, methods,
ideas, flow charts, coding sheets, notes and all other information relating to
the Software Assets.
"Knowledge" shall mean an individual shall be deemed to have
"Knowledge" of a particular fact or other matter if such individual is actually
aware of such fact or other matter or if a prudent individual could be expected
to discover or otherwise become aware of such fact or other matter in the course
of conducting a diligent and comprehensive investigation concerning the truth
or existence of such fact or other matter. Seller shall be deemed to have
"Knowledge" of a particular fact or other matter if any officer or other
representative of Seller has Knowledge of such fact or other matter.
"Person" shall mean any person or entity, whether an individual,
trustee, corporation, general partnership, limited partnership, trust,
unincorporated organization, limited liability company, business association,
firm, joint venture, or governmental agency or authority.
"Software Assets" shall have the meaning stated in the Recitals to
"Taxes" shall mean all taxes, however denominated, including any
interest, penalties or other additions to tax that may become payable in respect
thereof, (i) imposed by any federal, territorial, state, local or foreign
government or any agency or political subdivision of any such government, for
which Buyer could become liable as successor to or transferee of the Software
Assets or which could become a charge against or lien on the Software Assets,
which taxes shall include, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, all
sales and use taxes, ad valorem taxes, excise taxes, business license taxes,
occupation taxes, real and personal property taxes, stamp taxes, environmental
taxes, real property gains taxes, transfer taxes, payroll and employee
withholding taxes, unemployment insurance contributions, social security taxes
and other governmental charges, and other obligations of the same or of a
similar nature to any of the foregoing, which are required to be paid, withheld
or collected, or (ii) any liability for amounts referred to in (i) as a result
of any obligations to indemnify another person.
PURCHASE AND SALE OF SOFTWARE ASSETS
2.1 TRANSFER OF SOFTWARE ASSETS. Pursuant to the terms and subject to the
conditions of this Agreement, in exchange for the consideration set forth in
Section 2.2 below, at the
Closing, Seller shall sell, assign and deliver to Buyer, and Buyer shall
purchase from Seller, the Software Assets.
2.2 PURCHASE PRICE/ PAYMENT PROCEDURE. As consideration for the Software
Assets, Buyer shall tender Seller the consideration set forth below:
(a) 192,077 shares of Buyer's common stock ("Shares"), evidenced by a
duly executed stock certificate to be delivered to Seller at the Closing.
(b) An amount equal to $275,000, payable as follows:
(i) $12,500 at the Closing; and
(ii) the outstanding balance of $262,500 in twenty-five equal and
consecutive monthly payments of $10,500 each, with simple interest at
the annual rate of 5%, payable pursuant to a promissory note (the
"Note") in substantially the form of Exhibit A hereto, and secured by
a security interest in the Software Assets.
(c) During the twenty-four months beginning with the first full month
after the Closing, an amount equal to five percent (5%) of the gross revenues
(less sales commissions, cost of goods, royalties paid to third parties,
credits, returns and applicable taxes) (not including taxes based on XOOM's
income)) from electronic commerce, banner advertising and bounty generated and
actually received from web-based e-mail subscribers ordering services or
merchandise through Best/Hway Earthlink and/or Netcom (the "GBT Sitemail
(d) Up to an additional 103,824 Shares ("Earnout Shares") in two
separate issuances of 51,912 Earnout Shares each, contingent upon Seller's
timely achieving either or both of the targets set forth on Exhibit B hereto
(the "Earnout Targets) in its capacity as a Consultant to Buyer, provided,
however, that regardless of whether Seller has met such Earnout Targets, Seller
shall be entitled to issuance of all 103,824 Earnout Shares upon the closing of
any Transaction (as defined in Section 2.3) (except for 2.3(i)), unless Seller
and Buyer mutually agree that consummation of such Transaction will not cause it
to be materially more difficult or impossible to meet the Earnout Targets in
Exhibit B. Each 51,912 portion of the Earnout Shares may be independently earned
and shall be severable from the other portion.
2.3 PRICE PROTECTION.
If, from the date of the Closing until the date on which Xoom has completed
an initial public offering ("IPO") of its securities (i) XOOM obtains additional
equity financing (ii) XOOM enters into an agreement for the sale of all or
substantially all of the assets of XOOM, (iii) there is a sale by shareholders
of XOOM of more than fifty percent (50%) of the outstanding voting stock of XOOM
("XOOM Stock"), or (iv) XOOM effects a merger with or into another entity where
it is not the survivor (other than a merger solely for the purpose of changing
the state of incorporation or effecting a recapitalization of XOOM) and
shareholders of XOOM prior to such merger own less than 50% of the outstanding
voting securities of the survivor, (any of subsections (i), (ii) (iii), (iv) or
(v), a "Transaction"), and the valuation of XOOM for purposes of any such
Transaction is less than $25 million, the Seller shall be entitled
to receive, rounded down to the nearest whole number of shares, an additional
number of shares of XOOM Stock calculated as (A) (i) $426,411 divided by (ii)
the per share valuation of XOOM's common shares in the Transaction or IPO, minus
(B) the aggregate number of shares of XOOM Stock issued or issuable to the
Seller under this Agreement other than pursuant to this Section 2.3. For any
Transaction, such additional Xoom Stock shall be deemed issued to the Seller
immediately prior to the closing thereof. XOOM's obligations under this Section
2.3 shall terminate upon the completion of an IPO or a Transaction, other than a
Transaction pursuant to subsection (i). The price protection formula in this
Section 2.3 shall also apply to the Earnout Shares issued pursuant to Section
2.4 TERMINATION OF PAYMENT OBLIGATIONS. The obligations of Buyer pursuant
to Section 2.2(d) shall immediately terminate if the Consulting Agreement
between Buyer and Seller is terminated (i) by Seller, at Seller's request, or
(ii) by Buyer for "cause," prior to the Term Date (as such terms are defined
3.1 CLOSING. The closing of the transactions contemplated herein (the
"Closing") shall be held at 1:00 p.m. California time at the offices of
Morrison & Foerster LLP, 425 Market Street, San Francisco, CA, 94105, on June
__, 1998, or at such other time and place as the parties may agree (the "Closing
Date") provided that all of the Closing conditions set forth in Section 3.3
hereof shall have occurred.
3.2 DELIVERIES. Together with an executed counterpart of this Agreement,
the following items shall be delivered by the parties at the Closing:
(a) BY BUYER. Buyer shall deliver:
(iii) a check payable to Seller in the amount of $12,500;
(iv) a certificate evidencing the Shares;
(v) the duly executed Note described in Section 2.2(b)(ii);
(vi) an executed Security Agreement in substantially the form of
Exhibit C hereto; and
(vii) the Consulting Agreement described in Section 6.1(a) executed by
(b) BY SELLER. Seller shall deliver to Buyer:
(viii) one or more Bills of Sale, in form and substance satisfactory to
Buyer and sufficient to convey the Software Assets to Buyer;
(ix) such electronic and paper copies and representations of the
Intellectual Property as may in Buyer's reasonable judgment be
necessary to convey the Intellectual Property to Buyer;
(x) the Consulting Agreement described in Section 6.1(a) executed by
(xi) an Assignment of Seller's rights in the copyright registration
application pending before the Patent and Trademark Office; and
(xii) such other documents and instruments as are reasonably necessary to
consummate the transactions contemplated hereby.
3.3 CONDITIONS TO CLOSING. Buyer and Seller shall not be obligated to
consummate the Closing and the transactions contemplated hereby and may
terminate this Agreement without incurring any liability unless (i) Seller has
delivered the items specified in Section 3.2(b), and (ii) a closing under that
Agreement and Plan of Merger between Buyer, XOOM GBT Merger Corp. and Robert
Kohler has occurred or will occur concurrently with the Closing hereunder.
REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF SELLER
Seller represents and warrants to Buyer that:
4.1 ORGANIZATION. Seller is a corporation duly organized, validly existing
and in good standing under the laws of the State of California and has full
corporate power and authority to own, lease and operate its properties and to
carry on its business as it is now being conducted. Seller is duly qualified or
licensed as a foreign corporation to do business, and is in good standing, in
each jurisdiction where the character of the properties owned, leased or
operated by it or the nature of its business makes such qualification or
licensing necessary, except for failures to be so qualified or licensed and in
good standing that would not, individually or in the aggregate, affect the
Software Assets in a materially adverse manner.
4.2 AUTHORIZATION. Seller has all necessary corporate power and authority
and has taken all corporate action necessary to enter into this Agreement, to
consummate the transactions contemplated hereby and to perform its obligations
hereunder. This Agreement has been duly executed and delivered by Seller and is
a valid and binding obligation of Seller, enforceable against it in accordance
with its respective terms subject to the effect of applicable bankruptcy,
insolvency, reorganization, moratorium and other similar laws relating to or
affecting the rights of creditors generally and limitations imposed by equitable
principles, whether considered in a proceeding at law or in equity, and the
discretion of the court before which any proceeding therefor may be brought.
4.3 BROKERS. All negotiations relating to this Agreement and the
transactions contemplated hereby have been conducted without the intervention of
any person or entity acting on behalf of Seller in such a manner as to give rise
to any valid claim against Buyer for any
broker's or finder's commission, fee or similar compensation and Seller shall
indemnify Buyer and hold it harmless from any liability or expense arising from
any claim for brokerage commissions, finder's fees or other similar compensation
based on any agreement, arrangement or understanding made by or on behalf of
4.4 LITIGATION, PROCEEDINGS AND APPLICABLE LAW. There are no Actions,
suits, investigations or proceedings, at law or in equity or before or by any
governmental authority or instrumentality or before any arbitrator of any kind,
pending or, to Seller's Knowledge, threatened (a) against Seller which, if
determined adversely against Seller, would have a material adverse effect on
Seller's or Buyer's ability to use the Intellectual Property in the manner in
which it is now being used by Seller or (b) seeking to delay or enjoin the
consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby. To the Knowledge of
Seller, there are no outstanding orders, decrees or stipulations issued by any
federal, state, local or foreign, judicial or administrative authority in any
proceeding to which Seller is or was a party relating to the Software Assets.
4.5 NO CONFLICT OR VIOLATION. Neither the execution and delivery of this
Agreement nor the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby or
thereby will result in (i) a violation of or a conflict with any provision of
the Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws of Seller, (ii) a material breach or
termination of, or a material default under, any term or provision of any
contract to which Seller is a party or an event which, with notice, lapse of
time, or both, would result in any such material breach, such termination or
such material default, or (iii) a material violation by Seller of any Legal
Requirement or an event which, with notice, lapse of time or both, would result
in such a material violation.
4.6 INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY. Seller owns all rights to the Software Assets
without any conflict or infringement of the intellectual property rights of
others. All source code included within the Intellectual Property constitutes a
trade secret of Seller and is not part of the public knowledge or literature,
and Seller has taken reasonable action to protect such source code as a trade
secret. In addition, Seller has taken reasonable steps (including, without
limitation, entering into Confidentiality Agreements with all officers and
employees of and consultants involved in Seller's business) to maintain the
secrecy and confidentiality of and its proprietary rights in, all Intellectual
(b) Schedule 4.6(b) lists (i) all patents and patent applications and
all registered copyrights, trade names, trademarks, service marks and other
company, product or service identifiers included in the Intellectual Property,
and specifies the jurisdictions in which each of the foregoing has been
registered, including the respective registration numbers, and/or any
application for any such registration has been filed; (ii) all licenses,
sublicenses and other agreements as to which Seller is a party and pursuant to
which Seller or any other Person is authorized to use any Intellectual Property;
and (iii) all licenses under which Seller is or may be obligated to make royalty
or other payments. Copies of all licenses, sublicenses and other agreements
identified pursuant to clauses (ii) and (iii) above have been delivered by
Seller to Buyer.
(c) Seller is not in violation in any material respect of any license,
sublicense or agreement described in Schedule 4.6(b). As a result of the
execution and delivery of this
Agreement or the performance of Seller's obligations hereunder, neither Seller
nor Buyer shall be in violation in any material respect of any license,
sublicense or agreement described in such schedule.
(d) Seller is the sole owner of all necessary right, title and
interest in and to (free and clear of any liens, encumbrances or security
interests) all non-public domain Intellectual Property necessary to fully
exploit the Software Assets and has full rights to the use, sale, license or
disposal thereof. Except as expressly set forth in Schedule 4.6(b), no other
Person has any rights with respect to any of the Intellectual Property, nor is
any consent or approval of any third party needed to fully utilize and exploit
the Software Assets as presently configured.
(e) No claims with respect to the Intellectual Property have been
asserted to Seller, or, to Seller's Knowledge, are threatened by any person, and
Seller knows of no claims (i) to the effect that Seller infringes any copyright,
patent, trade secret, or other intellectual property right of any third party or
violates any license or agreement with any third party, (ii) contesting the
right of Seller to use, sell, license or dispose of any Intellectual Property,
or (iii) challenging the ownership, validity or effectiveness of any of the
(f) To the Knowledge of Seller, all trademarks, service marks, and
other company, product or service identifiers held by Seller are valid and
(g) To the Knowledge of Seller, and except as expressly set forth in
Schedule 4.6(b), there has not been and there is not now any unauthorized use,
infringement or misappropriation of any of the Intellectual Property by any
third party. Seller has not been sued or, to Seller's Knowledge, charged as a
defendant in any claim, suit, action or proceeding that involves a claim of
infringement of any patents, trademarks, service marks, copyrights or other
intellectual property rights that comprise the Software Assets. Seller does not
have any infringement liability with respect to any patent, trademark, service
mark, copyright or other intellectual property right of any third party insofar
as the Software Assets are concerned.
(h) No Intellectual Property is subject to any outstanding order,
judgment, decree, stipulation or agreement restricting in any material manner
the licensing thereof by Seller. Seller has not entered into any agreement to
indemnify any other person against any charge of infringement of any
Intellectual Property, except in the ordinary course of business. Seller has not
entered into any agreement granting any third party the right to bring
infringement actions with respect to, or otherwise to enforce rights with
respect to, any Intellectual Property. Seller has the exclusive right to file,
prosecute and maintain all applications and registrations with respect to the
Intellectual Property developed or owned by Seller.
(i) Except as set forth in Schedule 4.6(b), no person has a license to
use or the right to acquire a license to use any future version of any product
based on the Intellectual Property or any product based on the Intellectual
Property that is under development, and no agreement to which Seller is a party
will restrict Buyer from charging customers for any such new version or product.
4.7 ASSETS GENERALLY. Seller holds good and marketable title, license to
or leasehold interest in all of the Software Assets and has the complete and
unrestricted power and the unqualified right to sell, assign and deliver the
Software Assets to Buyer. Upon consummation of the transactions contemplated by
this Agreement, Buyer will acquire good and marketable title, license or
leasehold interest to the Software Assets free and clear of any encumbrances and
there exists no restriction on the use or transfer of the Software Assets. No
Person other than Seller has any right or interest in the Software Assets,
including the right to grant interests in the Software Assets to third parties.
4.8 PRODUCTS. The Software Assets operate in compliance with Seller's
specifications for such products.
4.9 RECEIPT OF SHARES ENTIRELY FOR OWN ACCOUNT. This Agreement is made
with Seller in reliance upon Seller's representation, which by Seller's
execution of this Agreement Seller hereby confirms, that the shares being issued
to Seller hereunder are being acquired for investment for Seller's own account,
not as a nominee or agent, and not with a view to the resale or distribution of
any part thereof, and that Seller has no present intention of selling, granting
any participation in, or otherwise distributing the same. By executing this
Agreement, Seller further represents that it does not have any contract,
undertaking, agreement or arrangement with any person to sell, transfer or grant
participations to such person or to any third person, with respect to any of the
4.10 DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION. Seller believes that it has received all
the information necessary or appropriate for deciding whether to receive the
Shares as part of the consideration for the Software Assets. Seller further
represents that its officers and agents have had an opportunity to ask questions
and receive answers from Buyer regarding the terms and conditions pertaining to
the Shares and the business, properties, prospects and financial conditions of
Buyer. Seller has arrived at an independent view concerning the value of Buyer,
recognizes that the transactions in which Seller is acquiring the Shares is
occurring in an arms' length transaction and is not relying upon any statements
by Buyer as to the value of Buyer or the Shares.
REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF BUYER
Buyer hereby represents and warrants to Seller as follows:
5.1 ORGANIZATION OF BUYER. Buyer is a corporation duly organized, validly
existing and in good standing under the laws of Delaware and has full corporate
power and authority to own, lease and operate its properties and to carry on its
business as it is now being conducted.
5.2 AUTHORIZATION. Buyer has all necessary corporate power and authority
and has taken all corporate action necessary to enter into this Agreement to
consummate the transactions contemplated hereby and thereby and to perform its
obligations hereunder. This Agreement and
has been duly executed and delivered by Buyer and is a valid and binding
obligation of Buyer, enforceable against it in accordance with its terms subject
to the effect of applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium,
and other similar laws relating to or affecting the rights of creditors
generally and limitations imposed by equitable principles, whether considered in
a proceeding at law or in equity, and the discretion of the court before which
any proceeding therefor may be brought.
5.3 BROKERS. All negotiations relating to this Agreement and the
transactions contemplated hereby have been conducted without the intervention of
any person or entity acting on behalf of Buyer in such a manner as to give rise
to any valid claim against Seller for any broker's or finder's commission, fee
or similar compensation.
5.4 CONSENTS AND APPROVALS. No consent, waiver, approval or authorization
of or by, or declaration, filing or registration with, any governmental or
regulatory authority is required to be made or obtained by Buyer in connection
with the execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement and the
consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby.
6.1 COVENANTS OF BOTH PARTIES. Buyer, on the one hand, and Seller, on the
other hand, each covenant to the other that:
(a) CONSULTING AGREEMENT. Buyer and Seller shall enter into a
Consulting Agreement substantially in the form of Exhibit D hereto for services
to be provided by Seller commencing immediately after the Closing.
(b) FURTHER ASSURANCES. Each party will cooperate in good faith with
the other and will take all appropriate action and execute any documents,
instruments or conveyances of any kind which may be reasonably necessary or
advisable to carry out any of the transactions contemplated hereunder. From and
after the execution hereof, Seller will promptly refer all inquiries with
respect to the ownership of the Software Assets to Buyer and execute such
documents as Buyer may reasonably request from time to time to evidence transfer
of the Software Assets to Buyer.
6.2 SELLER'S COVENANTS. Seller covenants to Buyer that:
(a) COOPERATION AND TRANSITION ASSISTANCE. Seller shall use its best
efforts to facilitate the transition of customers, customer support services,
and development, marketing and sales functions related to the Software Assets to
Buyer, and shall direct any new inquiries regarding the Software Assets to Buyer
or its assignee.
(b) DOCUMENTATION. Seller shall provide Buyer with full and complete
documentation, both written and computer generated, relating to the business
that Seller has
conducted using the Software Assets, including all correspondence and files
relating to their development.
7.1 INDEMNIFICATION BY THE SELLER. In the event Seller (i) breaches or is
deemed to have breached any of the representations and warranties contained in
Article IV herein, or (ii) fails to perform or comply with any of the covenants
and agreements set forth in this Agreement, Seller shall hold harmless,
indemnify and defend Buyer, and each of its directors, officers, shareholders,
attorneys, representatives and agents, from and against any Damages incurred or
paid by Buyer to the extent such Damages arise or result from a breach by Seller
of any such representations or warranties or a violation of any covenant in this
7.2 INDEMNIFICATION BY BUYER. In the event Buyer (i) breaches or is deemed
to have breached any of the representations and warranties contained in Article
V herein or (ii) fails to perform or comply with any of the covenants and
agreements set forth in this Agreement, then Buyer shall hold harmless,
indemnify and defend Seller from and against any Damages incurred or paid by the
Seller to the extent such Damages arise or result from a breach by Buyer of any
such representations and warranties or a violation of any covenant in this
7.3 NOTIFICATION OF CLAIMS. If any party or parties (the "Indemnified
Party") reasonably believes that it is entitled to indemnification hereunder,
or otherwise receives notice of the assertion or commencement of any third-party
claim, action, or proceeding (a "Third-Party Claim"), with respect to which
such other party or parties (the "Indemnifying Party") is obligated to provide
indemnification pursuant to Section 7.1 or 7.2 above, the Indemnified Party
shall promptly give the Indemnifying Party written notice of such claim for
Indemnification (an "Indemnity Claim"). Any claim for indemnification under this
Section 7 must be brought prior to the expiration of the survival period for the
representation and warranty as set forth in Section 9.1. The delivery of such
notice of Indemnity Claim ("Claim Notice") shall be a condition precedent to any
liability of the Indemnifying Party for indemnification hereunder. The
Indemnifying Party shall have twenty (20) days from the receipt of a Claim
Notice (the "Notice Period") to notify the Indemnified Party of whether or not
the Indemnifying Party disputes its liability to the Indemnified Party with
respect to such Indemnity Claim.
7.4 RESOLUTION OF CLAIMS. With respect to any Indemnity Claim involving a
Third-Party Claim, following prompt notification of the Indemnifying Party, the
Indemnified Party shall proceed with the defense of such Third-Party Claim.
During such defense proceedings, the Indemnified Party shall keep the
Indemnifying Party informed of all material developments and events relating to
the proceedings. The Indemnifying Party shall have a right to be present at the
negotiation, defense and settlement of such Third-Party Claim. The Indemnified
Party shall not agree to any settlement of the Third-Party Claim without the
consent of the Indemnifying Party, which consent shall not be unreasonably
withheld. Following entry of judgment or settlement with respect to the Third-
Party Claim, any dispute as to the liability of the Indemnifying Party with
respect to the Indemnity Claim shall be resolved as provided in Section 7.5.
(b) With respect to any Indemnity Claim not involving a Third-Party
Claim, if the Indemnifying Party disputes its liability within the Notice
Period, the liability of the Indemnifying Party shall be resolved in accordance
with Section 7.5.
(c) In the event that an Indemnified Party makes an Indemnity Claim in
accordance with Section 7.3 and the Indemnifying Party does not dispute its
liability within the Notice Period, the amount of such Indemnity Claim shall be
conclusively deemed a liability of the Indemnifying Party.
7.5 ARBITRATION. All disputes under this Agreement shall be settled by
arbitration in Santa Cruz, California before a single arbitrator pursuant to the
commercial law rules of the American Arbitration Association. Arbitration may be
commenced at any time by any party hereto giving written notice to each other
party to a dispute that such dispute has been referred to arbitration under this
Section 7.5. The arbitrator shall be selected by the joint agreement of the
Indemnifying Party and Indemnified Party, but if they do not so agree within 20
days after the date of the notice referred to above, the selection shall be made
pursuant to the rules from the panels of arbitrators maintained by such
Association. Any award rendered by the arbitrator shall be conclusive and
binding upon the parties hereto; provided, however, that any such award shall be
accompanied by a written opinion of the arbitrator giving the reasons for the
award. This provision for arbitration shall be specifically enforceable by the
parties and the decision of the arbitrator in accordance herewith shall be final
and binding without right of appeal. Each party shall pay its own expenses of
arbitration and the expenses of the arbitrator shall be equally shared;
provided, however, that if in the opinion of the arbitrator any claim for
indemnification or any defense or objection thereto was unreasonable, the
arbitrator may assess, as part of his award, all or any part of the arbitration
expenses of the other party (including reasonable attorneys' fees) and of the
arbitrator against the party raising such unreasonable claim, defense or
objection. To the extent that arbitration may not be legally permitted hereunder
and the parties to any dispute hereunder may not at the time of such dispute
mutually agree to submit such dispute to arbitration, any party may commence a
civil action in a court of appropriate jurisdiction to solve disputes hereunder.
Nothing contained in this Section 7.5 shall prevent the parties from settling
any dispute by mutual agreement at any time.
7.6 INDEMNIFICATION THRESHOLD. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary
herein, in no event shall any party be liable to any other party under any
warranty, representation, indemnity or covenant made by such party in this
Agreement until the aggregate amount of Damages thereunder against such party
exceeds ten thousand dollars ($10,000) (the "Threshold"), at which point such
party shall be liable for the full amount of liability for such claims below and
above the threshold.
RESTRICTIONS ON XOOM COMMON SHARES
The Shares issued to Buyer pursuant to this Agreement shall be subject to
the following restrictions:
8.1 RIGHT OF FIRST REFUSAL/TRANSFER RESTRICTIONS.
(a) Restrictions on Transfer. Seller may not sell or engage in any
transaction which will result in a change in the beneficial or record ownership
of any Shares issued to or held by Seller, including without limitation a
voluntary or involuntary sale, assignment, transfer, pledge, hypothecation,
encumbrance, disposal, loan, gift, attachment or levy (a "Transfer"), except as
provided in this Article VIII, and any such Transfer of Shares or attempted
Transfer of Shares in contravention of this Agreement shall be void and
ineffective for any purpose and shall not confer on any transferee or purported
transferee any rights whatsoever.
(b) Right of First Refusal.
(i) If, prior to an initial public offering of Buyer's securities
or a merger or sale of Buyer, Seller proposes to Transfer (or is required by
operation of law or other involuntary transfer) any or all of the Shares
standing in Seller's, Seller shall first offer such Shares to the Company in
accordance with the following provisions:
(A) Seller shall deliver a written notice (a "Notice") to
Buyer stating (1) Seller's bona fide intention to Transfer such Shares, (2)
the name and address of the proposed transferee, (3) the number of Shares
to be transferred, and (4) the purchase price per Share and terms of
payment for which Seller proposes to Transfer such Shares.
(B) Within 60 days after receipt of the Notice, Buyer or its
designee shall have the first right to purchase or obtain such Shares, upon
the price and terms of payment designated in the Notice. If the Notice
provides for the payment of non-cash consideration, Buyer at its option may
pay the consideration in cash equal to Buyer's good faith estimate of the
present fair market value of the non-cash consideration offered.
(C) If Buyer or its designee elects not to purchase or obtain
all of the Shares designated in the Notice, then Seller may Transfer the
Shares referred to in the Notice to the proposed transferee, providing such
Transfer (1) is completed within 30 days after the expiration of Buyer's
right to purchase or obtain such Shares, (2) is made at the price and terms
designated in the Notice, and (3) the proposed transferee agrees to be
bound by the terms and provisions of this Article VIII and to become a
party to an agreement containing such provisions immediately upon receipt
of such Shares. If such Shares are not so transferred, Seller must give
notice in accordance with this paragraph prior to any other or subsequent
Transfer of such Shares.
(ii) Notwithstanding Section 8.1(a), Seller may Transfer Shares:
(A) to either or both of Seller's shareholders as of the date hereof (a
"Shareholder"), (B) to a Shareholder's spouse, child, grandchild,
parent, brother, or sister ("Immediate Family"), or to a trust established for
the benefit of a member or members of a Shareholder's Immediate Family, (C) to
an Affiliate or (D) to the estate of any of the foregoing by gift, will or
intestate succession; provided that Seller notifies Buyer of such Transfer not
less than 10 nor more than 90 days prior to the Transfer and that the proposed
transferee agrees to be bound by the terms and provisions
of this Agreement and to become a party to this Agreement immediately upon the
receipt of such Shares.
(c) No Transfer to Competitors. Seller may not Transfer any Shares
to a competitor of Buyer, or to any stockholder, partner or other beneficial
holder of an equity ownership interest in a competitor, other than pursuant to a
merger, combination, or other transaction approved by the Board of Directors of
(d) Legends on Stock Certificates. Each certificate representing
shares issued pursuant to this Agreement shall be endorsed with the following
THE SHARES EVIDENCED BY THIS CERTIFICATE ARE SUBJECT TO AN
AGREEMENT BETWEEN XOOM, INC. (THE "COMPANY"0 AND THE HOLDER, PROVIDING FOR,
AMONG OTHER MATTERS, THE COMPANY'S RIGHT OF FIRST REFUSAL TO PURCHASE THE
SECURITIES REPRESENTED BY THIS CERTIFICATE. A COPY OF USCH AGREEMENT IS ON
FILE AT THE PRINCIPAL BUSINESS OFFICE OF THE COMPANY.
THE SECURITIES REPRESENTED BY THIS CERTIFICATE HAVE NOT BEEN
REGISTERED UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED (THE "ACT"), AND
MAY NOT BE SOLD, TRANSFERRED, ASSIGNED OR HYPOTHECATED UNLESS THERE IS AN
EFFECTIVE REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE ACT COVERING SUCH SECURITIES,
THE SALE IS MADE IN ACCORDANCE WITH RULE 144 OR ITS SUCCESSOR RULE UNDER
THE ACT, OR THE COMPANY RECEIVES AN OPINION OF COUNSEL SATISFACTORY TO THE
COMPANY THAT EXEMPTIONS FROM SUCH REGISTRATION AND FROM THE PROVISIONS OF
ANY APPLICABLE STATE "BLUE SKY" LAWS ARE AVAILABLE.
Under no circumstances shall any Transfer of any Shares subject hereto be
valid until the proposed transferee thereof shall have executed and become a
party to the agreement described in Section 8.1(b)(i)(C) and thereby shall have
become subject to all of the provisions of this Article VIII; and
notwithstanding any other provisions of this Agreement, no such Transfer of any
kind shall in any event result in the non-applicability of the provisions hereof
at any time to any of the Shares subject hereto. Seller understands and
acknowledges that Buyer need not register a transfer of Shares, and may instruct
its transfer agent not to register a transfer of Shares, unless the conditions
specified in the foregoing legend are satisfied.
(e) Acknowledgments. Seller acknowledges that other stockholders
of the Company may have restrictions on their stockholdings different than the
terms contained herein.
8.2 LOCK-UP AGREEMENT. Seller, if requested by an underwriter of Shares or
other securities of Buyer, shall not sell or otherwise transfer or dispose of
any Shares held by Seller during the 180-day period following the effective date
of a registration statement of Buyer filed under the Act or such shorter period
of time as the underwriter shall require, provided that all officers and
directors of Buyer who hold common stock (or other securities) of Buyer enter
into similar agreements. If requested by the underwriter, Seller will reaffirm
the agreement set forth in this Section 8.2 in a separate writing in a form
satisfactory to such underwriter. Buyer may impose stop-transfer instructions
with respect to such Shares subject to the foregoing restriction until the end
of said period.
9.1 SURVIVAL OF REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES. The representations,
warranties and indemnities included or provided for in this Agreement or in any
agreement, schedule or certificate or other document or instrument delivered
pursuant to this Agreement will survive the Closing Date for a period of twenty-
four months. No claim may be made by any party hereto unless written notice of
the claim is given within that twenty-four month period; provided, however, that
the foregoing limitation period will not apply to a breach of any
representation, warranty or covenant known to any party before the Closing Date.
9.2 SETOFF. Buyer may set off any amount that may be owed to it by Seller
under this Agreement against any amount otherwise payable to Seller by Buyer,
but any such setoff shall in no manner limit Seller's liability, if any, to
9.3 NONCOMPETITION. Seller shall not, at any time within the 3-year period
immediately following the Closing Date, directly or indirectly engage in any
activities involving the development, marketing or licensing of any web-based e-
mail system similar to Sitemail that are the same as, similar to or competitive
with the activities of Buyer. This provision shall be of no further effect in
the event of a breach by Buyer of its obligations under Sections 2.2.(b) (ii),
2.2(c) and 2.2(d).
9.4 PRESS RELEASES AND PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTS. Prior to the Closing Date,
neither Buyer nor Seller (nor their respective shareholders, officers and
directors) shall issue any press release or make any public announcement
concerning the matters set forth in this Agreement (other than as required by
applicable disclosure rules or regulations) without the consent of the other
party. Buyer and Seller will cooperate to jointly prepare and issue any press
release which may be issued to announce the closing of the transactions
contemplated by this Agreement.
9.5 ASSIGNMENT. This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the
benefit of the parties hereto and their respective successors and assigns. Buyer
may, without need for any consent or notice to Seller, assign all of its rights
and obligations under this Agreement to any Affiliate of Buyer, and such
assignment shall release Buyer of all of its liabilities and obligations to
Seller, provided such liabilities and obligations are fully assumed by Buyer's
9.6 NOTICES. Unless otherwise provided herein, any notice, request,
instruction or other document to be given hereunder by either party to the other
shall be in writing and delivered by telecopy or other facsimile (with receipt
acknowledged), delivered personally or mailed by certified mail, postage
prepaid, return receipt requested (such mailed notice to be effective on the
date such receipt is acknowledged or refused), to the addresses of the parties
appearing on the signature page of this agreement or to such other place and
with such other copies as either party may designate as to itself by written
notice to the other.
9.7 CHOICE OF LAW. This Agreement shall be governed under and construed in
accordance with the laws of the State of California without regard to its choice
of law principles. For purposes of any dispute or controversy arising under this
Agreement or the transactions contemplated hereby, the parties mutually consent
to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the State of California and the
federal district court, Northern District of California.
9.8 ENTIRE AGREEMENT; AMENDMENTS AND WAIVERS. This Agreement, together
with all exhibits and schedules hereto, constitute the entire agreement among
the parties pertaining to the subject matter hereof and supersede all prior
agreements, understandings, negotiations and discussions, whether oral or
written, of the parties. No supplement, modification or waiver of this Agreement
shall be binding unless executed in writing by the party to be bound thereby. No
waiver of any of the provisions of this Agreement shall be deemed or shall
constitute a waiver of any other provision hereof (whether or not similar), nor
shall such waiver constitute a continuing waiver unless otherwise expressly
9.9 MULTIPLE COUNTERPARTS. This Agreement may be executed in one or more
counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original, but all of which
together shall constitute one and the same instrument. Facsimile signature pages
shall be considered originals.
9.10 TITLES. The titles, captions or headings of the Articles and Sections
herein are inserted for convenience of reference only and are not intended to be
a part of or to affect the meaning or interpretation of this Agreement.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Agreement to be
duly executed on their respective behalf, by their respective officers thereunto
duly authorized, in multiple originals, all as of the day and year first above
Address for Notice REVOLUTIONARY SOFTWARE, INC.
------------------ a California corporation
Revolutionary Software, Inc.
131 Rathburn Way
Santa Cruz, CA 95061
ATTN: Evan Schaffer
Fax: 408 427 0942
By: /s/ EVAN SCHAFFER
Name: Evan Schaffer, President
Address for Notice XOOM, INC.
------------------ a Delaware corporation
433 California Street, Suite 910
San Francisco, CA 94104
Fax: (415) 445-2526
By: /s/ LAURENT MASSA
With a copy to: Laurent Massa, President
Morrison & Foerster
425 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
ATTN: Bruce A. Mann, Esq.
Revolutionary Software, Inc. is the holder and exclusive owner of the
copyright for the Sitemail Web-based e-mail product currently running at
http://sitemail.com. Revolutionary Software, Inc. applied for a registered
copyright on May 13, 1998.
Besides Revolutionary Software, Inc., the Sitemail software is currently
being used by Global Bridges/Robert Kohler. Global Bridges/Robert Kohler is the
holder of a trademark for a Sitemail logo.
SECURED PROMISSORY NOTE
June 11, 1998
San Francisco, California
FOR VALUE RECEIVED, the undersigned XOOM, Inc. ("Debtor") promises to pay
to the order of Revolutionary Software, Inc. ("RSI"), at 131 Rathburn Way, Santa
Cruz, California ,or such other place as the holder hereof may designate in
writing, the principal sum of Two Hundred Sixty-two Thousand Five Hundred
Dollars, ($262,500), in twenty-five successive, monthly installments of Ten
Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($10,500) each, beginning on July 5, 1998 and
continuing on the fifth day of each succeeding calendar month through and
including July 5, 2000, at which time all amounts hereunder shall be due and
Amounts outstanding under this Note shall bear simple interest at the
annual rate of five percent (5%). This Note is being delivered pursuant to an
Asset Purchase Agreement between RSI and Debtor of even date herewith (the
"Asset Purchase Agreement"), and is secured by certain Collateral pursuant to a
Security Agreement (the "Security Agreement") executed by Debtor in favor of RSI
of even date herewith (as defined in such Security Agreement).
At the option of Debtor, all or any portion of any unpaid sum hereunder may
be prepaid without premium or penalty at any time or from time to time after the
This Note is nonrecourse against Debtor, and the sole remedy of RSI holder
shall be against the Collateral. If RSI shall at any time take action to
enforce the collection of the indebtedness evidenced by this Note, RSI shall
proceed to foreclose under or otherwise enforce the Security Agreement (and no
deficiency judgment shall be sought in connection with any such foreclosure)
instead of instituting suit upon this Note or a provision thereof. If as a
result of such foreclosure and the sale of the Collateral under the Security
Agreement, a lesser sum is realized therefrom than the amount then due and owing
under this Note, Debtor shall have no liability therefor, and RSI shall never
institute any action, suit, claim or demand at law or in equity against Debtor
for or on account of such deficiency.
This Note is subject to a right of offset in accordance with Section 9.2 of
the Asset Purchase Agreement. Debtor shall have the right to offset against and
deduct from all amounts otherwise payable to RSI under the terms of the this
Note any sums owing by RSI to Debtor pursuant to the Asset Purchase Agreement.
Upon a default by Debtor in making any payment of an installment when due
hereunder, and the continuation thereof for (10) days after written notice by
the holder hereof, all of the unpaid indebtedness evidenced by this Note shall
become immediately due and payable at the option of the holder, and the holder
may proceed to exercise any rights or remedies that it may have under the
Debtor agrees that if any legal action is necessary to enforce or collect
this Note, the prevailing party shall be entitled to reasonable attorneys' fees
in addition to any other relief to which that party may be entitled.
Debtor hereby waives demand, notice, and protest hereunder.
This Note shall be interpreted and enforced in all respects in accordance
with the internal laws of the State of California.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has caused this Note to be executed by
its officers duly authorized to do so.
Laurent Massa, President
1. Seller shall be entitled to 51,912 Shares if, at any time prior to May 31,
1999, Seller is able to scale Sitemail for use by five million (5,000,000) Xoom
Members, or Seller is able, by May 31, 1999, to scale Sitemail to effectively
handle the lesser of five million (5,000,000) Xoom Members or as many Xoom
Members as then desire to subscribe to Sitemail, with minimal down time.
2. Seller shall be entitled to 51,912 Shares if, at any time prior to May 31,
1999, Seller is able to integrate into Sitemail features such as a personal
organizer/calendar and other comparable features which enable Xoom to maintain
its position relative to its competitors, i.e. HotMail, WhoWhere and iName,
provided, however, that the additional features to be added will be acquired,
licensed or otherwise sourced from third parties, and Consultant's
responsibilities in this area shall be to integrate and cause such software
applications to reasonably communicate and interact with Sitemail, and
Consultant shall not be responsible for the development of such features and
applications (i.e, calendar functions, messaging, fax, paging, etc.).
EXHIBIT D TO EXHIBIT 10.12
This Security Agreement ("Agreement") is made as of June 11, 1998, by XOOM,
Inc. ("Debtor") in favor of Revolutionary Software, Inc., a California
corporation ("Secured Party").
(1) Secured Party and Debtor have entered into that certain Asset Purchase
Agreement as of this date (the "Asset Purchase Agreement"), pursuant to which
Secured Party transferred to Debtor Sitemail Application Software and all
related intellectual property.
(2) Debtor has executed that certain promissory note as of this date
payable to Secured Party (the "Note"), which evidences Debtor's obligation to
pay Secured Party the balance of the purchase price of the Collateral (as
defined in Section 1) and interest thereon. To secure such payment, Secured
Party has required Debtor to grant a security interest in the Collateral
pursuant to the terms and conditions of this Security Agreement.
NOW, THEREFORE, it is hereby agreed as follows:
1. Definitions. As used in this Security Agreement:
1.1 "Agreements" means, collectively, this Agreement, the Note and
the Asset Purchase Agreement.
1.2 "Commercial Code" means the Commercial Code of the State of
California as the same may be in effect from time to time.
1.3 "Collateral" means the web-based e-mail program known as
"Sitemail" and all related intellectual property and licensee rights together
with any related enhancements, developments and work-in-progress owned by
1.4 "Event of Default" means any event described in Section 7.
1.5 "Lien" means any security interest, pledge, lien, claim, charge,
encumbrance, of or on any of the Collateral.
1.6 "Obligations" means all principal and interest due under the
Note and all attorneys' fees incurred by Secured Party in connection with the
collection or enforcement thereof, or this Agreement, and any payment
obligations of Debtor under that Consulting Agreement between Debtor and
Secured Party of even date herewith.
2. Grant. Debtor hereby grants to Secured Party a security interest in
the Collateral to secure the timely payment and performance of the Obligations.
3. Representations and Warranties of Debtor. Debtor hereby represents and
warrants to Secured Party as follows:
3.1 Debtor is the owner of the Collateral subject to no Liens except
for the Lien created by this Security Agreement, and, upon execution of this
Agreement evidencing the grant of the Collateral to Secured Party, Secured
Party shall have a first priority security interest in the Collateral subject
to no Liens other than the Lien created by this Agreement.
3.2 There exists no condition or restriction relating to or
affecting the transfer of the Collateral except as provided in the Asset
Purchase Agreement, or under applicable federal and state commercial codes.
4. Covenant of Debtor. Until termination of this Security Agreement,
Debtor further covenants that it will not create, incur or suffer to exist any
Lien other than the Lien created by this Agreement without the prior written
consent of Secured Party.
5. Reasonable Care. Debtor shall be deemed to have exercised reasonable
care in the custody and preservation of the Collateral in its possession if the
Collateral is accorded treatment substantially equal to that which Debtor
accords its own intellectual property.
6. Further Assurances. Each of the parties hereto agrees to execute and
deliver all such further instruments and documents, and take all such further
action as may be necessary or desirable to carry out the intent of this
Agreement. Debtor further agrees that at any time and from time to time, at the
expense of Debtor, Debtor will promptly execute and deliver all such further
instruments and documents, and take all such further action, as may be necessary
or desirable, or that Secured Party may reasonably request, in order to perfect
and protect any security interest granted or purported to be granted hereby or
to enable Secured Party to exercise and enforce the rights and remedies
hereunder with respect to any Collateral.
7. Events of Default.
7.1 The occurrence of any of the following shall constitute an
"Event of Default" under this Agreement:
(a) Failure by Debtor to pay any amount owed under the Note
when due or in the payment or performance of any of the other Obligations, if
such failure continues for a period of ten (10) days after written notice of
such failure is given to Debtor.
(b) The insolvency of, the appointment of a receiver for or for
any of the property of, any assignment for the benefit of creditors by or
filing of a petition under bankruptcy, insolvency or debtor's relief law, or
for any readjustment of indebtedness, composition or extension by or against
7.2 Upon the occurrence of an Event of Default, all Obligations
shall, at the option of Secured Party, without demand or notice, become
immediately due and payable. Secured Party shall have all of the rights and
remedies available under contract or applicable law, which include those of a
secured party under the Commercial Code, at
law, or in equity, and the right to take possession of the Collateral (if not
then in Secured Party's possession), and sell and dispose of the same, or any
part thereof, at a public or private sale.
7.3 It shall be deemed commercially reasonable to conduct a private
sale or other disposition of the Collateral even though a higher price might
have been obtained for the Collateral at a public sale under compliance with
any applicable laws or regulations.
7.4 The proceeds of any sale or disposition of the Collateral may be
applied by Secured Party first to the payment of expenses of collection,
including without limitation reasonable attorneys' fees, and then to the
payment of the outstanding principal and accrued interest due under the Note
in such order of application as provided by the Note, and any balance of such
proceeds shall be returned to Debtor. In the event that the proceeds of any
sale are insufficient to satisfy the Obligations, Debtor shall have no
individual or personal liability for any deficiency.
8. Notices. All notices required hereunder shall be in writing and
shall be delivered pursuant to the notice provisions in the Asset Purchase
9. Amendment, Etc. No amendment or waiver of any provision of this
Agreement nor consent to any departure by Debtor herefrom shall in any event
be effective unless the same shall be in writing and signed by Secured Party
and Debtor, and then such waiver or consent shall be effective only in the
specific instance and for the specific purpose for which given.
10. Continuing Security Interest, Assignment. This Agreement shall
create a continuing security interest in the Collateral and shall (a) remain
in full force and effect until indefeasible payment in full of the Obligations
and (b) be binding upon Secured Party and Debtor, and their successors and
permitted assigns. Secured Party may assign or otherwise transfer the Note to
any other person or entity, and such other person or entity shall thereupon
become vested with all the rights granted to Secured Party herein or
otherwise. Debtor may not assign or transfer Debtor's obligations under this
Agreement without Secured Party's prior consent.
11. Expenses and Attorneys' Fees. Debtor shall reimburse Secured Party
for any and all out-of-pocket expenses, including, without limitation,
reasonable attorneys' fees, paid or otherwise incurred by Secured Party in
connection with the collection and enforcement of this Security Agreement or
12. Entire Agreement. This Agreement, the Note and the Asset Purchase
Agreement embody the entire agreement and understanding between Debtor and
Secured Party relating to the Collateral and supersede any prior agreements and
understandings between Debtor and Secured Party relating to the Collateral.
13. No Waiver. No waiver of any breach or default shall be deemed a
waiver of any later breach or default of the same or any other provision of this
Agreement. No failure or delay on the part of Secured Party in exercising any
power, right or privilege
under this Agreement shall operate as a waiver thereof, and no single or
partial exercise of any such power, right or privilege shall preclude any
further exercise thereof, or the exercise of any further power, right or
14. Rights Cumulative. All rights and remedies existing under this
Agreement are cumulative to, and not exclusive of, any other rights or
remedies available under contract or applicable law.
15. Severability. In the event that any provision of this Agreement
becomes or is declared by a court of competent jurisdiction to be illegal,
unenforceable or void, this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect
without such provision.
16. Waiver of Notice. To the fullest extent permitted by law, Debtor
hereby waives presentment, demand, protest, notice of dishonor and all other
notices and demands, as well as any applicable statute of limitations.
17. Termination. This Agreement shall continue in effect until no
Obligations shall be outstanding.
18. Governing Law. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in
accordance with the internal laws of the State of California.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Debtor has executed and delivered this Security
Agreement as of the date written above.
Laurent Massa, President
EXHIBIT D TO EXHIBIT 10.12
This Consulting Agreement (the "Agreement") is entered into as of this 11th
day of June, 1998, by and between XOOM, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the
"Company"), and Revolutionary Software, Inc. ("Consultant").
A. The Company desires to obtain the services of Consultant, on its own
behalf and on behalf of all existing and future Affiliated Companies (defined as
any corporation or other business entity or entities that directly or indirectly
controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with the Company), upon
the terms and conditions set forth below.
B. The Company has spent significant time, effort and money to develop or
otherwise acquire certain Proprietary Information (as defined below), which the
Company considers vital to its business and goodwill.
C. The Proprietary Information will necessarily be communicated to or
acquired by Consultant in the course of providing consulting services to the
Company, and the Company desires to obtain the services of Consultant, only if,
in doing so, it can protect its Proprietary Information and goodwill.
Accordingly, the parties agree as follows:
1. Consulting Period.
The Company hereby retains the Consultant and Consultant agrees to render
to the Company those services described in Section 2 of this Agreement for the
period (the "Consulting Period") commencing on the date of this Agreement and
ending upon the end of the twelfth full month after the date hereof (the "Term
2. Duties; Responsibilities; Authority.
(a) The Consultant hereby accepts engagement with the Company to assist
in the integration of Sitemail, a web-based e-mail program, into the Company's
operations, as more fully described on Exhibit A attached hereto, or such other
services as shall be agreed in good faith between Consultant and the President
of the Company so as to utilize Consultant's capabilities.
(b) The Consultant shall have no authority to enter into contracts which
bind the Company or create obligations on the part of the Company without the
express prior authorization of the Company. The Consultant shall have no
authority to hire other persons, either as consultants, independent contractors
or employees, in such a manner as would in any
way cause XOOM to incur any liability to such persons without the express prior
written authorization of the Company's President.
3. Compensation; Benefits; Expenses.
(a) Compensation. In consideration of the services to be rendered
hereunder, including, without limitation, services to any Affiliated Company,
Consultant shall be entitled to a professional fee of $10,000 per month, payable
on the __ day of each month, except as may be mutually agreed between Consultant
and the Company, during the term of this Agreement. There shall be no
withholdings from this payment, and Consultant shall be solely responsible for
all social security, tax, disability, and other state and federal assessments.
(b) Benefits. Other than the compensation specified in the above Section
3(a), Consultant and its employees shall not be entitled to any direct or
indirect compensation or fringe benefits for services performed hereunder, nor
shall any employee of Consultant be eligible to participate in any employee
benefit plans provided by the Company or any Affiliated Company to its
(c) Expenses. The Company shall reimburse Consultant for reasonable
travel and other business expenses (i) incurred by Consultant in the performance
of duties hereunder in accordance with the Company's general policies, as they
may be amended from time to time during the course of this Agreement, and (ii)
approved by the Company in writing in advance. The Consultant shall bill the
Company for expenses as incurred incident to services performed, referencing all
travel and expenses incurred with appropriate purchase orders and receipts.
4. Termination of Consulting Relationship.
(a) By Company For Cause. The Company may terminate, without liability,
the Consulting Period for Cause (as defined below) at any time and without
notice and the Company shall have no further obligation to Consultant hereunder,
provided the Company pays Consultant the compensation described in Section 3(a)
for any periods prior to such termination. Compensation for any partial month in
which Consultant provides services prior to such termination shall be calculated
pro rata to the number of days in such month. Termination shall be for Cause if
due to: (1) any act of fraud, dishonesty, or gross negligence (including any
failure to act) made, engaged in, or conducted by Consultant in the course of
providing the services contemplated under this Agreement; (2) willful and wanton
misrepresentation to the Company which is materially injurious to the Company;
or (3) willful failure without reasonable justification to comply with a
material, reasonable and lawful instruction by the Company.
(b) At Will. At any time, either the Company or Consultant may terminate,
without liability, the Consulting Period for any reason, with or without cause,
by giving thirty (30) days' advance written notice to the other party. If
Consultant terminates the consulting relationship with the Company pursuant to
this Section 4(b), the Company shall have the option, in its complete
discretion, to terminate Consultant immediately without the running of the
notice period, and such termination shall be deemed termination for cause. The
Company shall pay
Consultant the compensation to which it is entitled pursuant to Section 3(a) for
services rendered through the date of termination, and thereafter all
obligations of the Company hereunder shall terminate. Consultant hereby agrees
that the Company may dismiss it under this Section 4(b) without regard (i) to
any general or specific policies (whether written or oral) of the Company
relating to the employment, retention or termination of its employees or
consultants, or (ii) to any statements made to Consultant, whether made orally
or contained in any document, pertaining to Consultant's relationship with the
Company; provided, however, that if the Company terminates Consultant without
cause prior to the end of the Consulting Period, the Company shall continue
paying Consultant its monthly compensation through the end of the Consulting
5. Termination Obligations.
(a) Consultant hereby acknowledges and agrees that all personal property,
including, without limitation, all books, manuals, records, reports, notes,
contracts, lists, blueprints, and other documents, or materials, or copies
thereof, Proprietary Information (as defined below), and equipment furnished to
or prepared by Consultant in the course of or incident to rendering of services
to the Company (but without affecting Consultant's rights as Secured Party under
that Security Agreement between Consultant and the Company of even date
herewith), including, without limitation, records and any other materials
pertaining to Invention Ideas (as defined below), belong to the Company and
shall be promptly returned to the Company upon termination of the Consulting
Period. Following termination, the Consultant will not retain any written or
other tangible material containing any Proprietary Information.
(b) The representations and warranties contained herein and Consultant's
obligations under Sections 4, 5, 6, and 7 shall survive termination of the
Consulting Period and the expiration of this Agreement.
(c) Consultant undertakes to ensure that its employees comply with all of
the requirements and obligations described in Sections 5 through 9 hereof,
inclusive, and shall be liable for any breach by any of its employees of such
6. Proprietary Information.
(a) Defined. "Proprietary Information" is all information and any idea in
whatever form, tangible or intangible, pertaining in any manner to the business
of the Company or any Affiliated Company, or to its clients, consultants, or
business associates, unless: (i) the information is or becomes publicly known
through lawful means; (ii) the information was rightfully in Consultant's
possession or part of Consultant's general knowledge prior to the Consulting
Period; or (iii) the information is disclosed to Consultant without confidential
or proprietary restrictions by a third party who rightfully possesses the
information (without confidential or proprietary restriction) and did not learn
of it, directly or indirectly, from the Company.
(b) General Restrictions on Use. Consultant agrees to hold all
Proprietary Information in strict confidence and trust for the sole benefit of
the Company and not to, directly
or indirectly, disclose, use, copy, publish, summarize, or remove from the
Company's premises any Proprietary Information (or remove from the premises any
other property of the Company), except (i) during the Consulting Period to the
extent necessary to carry out Consultant's responsibilities under this
Agreement, and (ii) after termination of the Consulting Period as specifically
authorized in writing by the Company's Board of Directors.
(c) Interference with Business; Competitive Activities. Consultant
acknowledges that the pursuit of the activities forbidden by this Section 6(c)
would necessarily involve the use or disclosure of Proprietary Information in
breach of Section 6(b), but that proof of such breach would be extremely
difficult. To forestall such disclosure, use, and breach, and in consideration
of retaining Consultant under this Agreement, Consultant agrees that during the
Consulting Period and for a period of one (1) year after termination of the
Consulting Period, Consultant shall not, for itself or any third party, directly
or indirectly (i) divert or attempt to divert from the Company (or any
Affiliated Company) any business of any kind in which it is engaged, including,
without limitation, the solicitation of or interference with any of its
suppliers or customers; or (ii) employ, solicit for employment, or recommend for
employment any person employed by the Company, or by any Affiliated Company.
(d) Remedies. Nothing in this Section 6 is intended to limit any remedy
of the Company under the California Uniform Trade Secrets Act (California Civil
Code Section 3426), or otherwise available under law.
7. Consultant's Inventions and Ideas.
(a) Defined. The term "Invention Ideas" means any and all ideas,
processes, trademarks, service marks, inventions, technology, computer programs,
original works of authorship, designs, formulas, discoveries, patents,
copyrights, and all improvements, rights, and claims related to the foregoing
that are conceived, developed, or reduced to practice by the Consultant alone or
with others in the course of providing consulting services to the Company.
(b) Disclosure. Consultant agrees to maintain adequate and current
written records on the development of all Invention Ideas and to disclose
promptly to the Company all Invention Ideas and relevant records, which records
will remain the sole property of the Company. Consultant further agrees that all
information and records pertaining to any idea, process, trademark, service
mark, invention, technology, computer program, original work of authorship,
design, formula, discovery, patent, or copyright that Consultant does not
believe to be an Invention Idea, but is conceived, developed, or reduced to
practice by Consultant (alone or with others) during his Consulting Period or
during the one year period following termination of the Consulting Period, shall
be promptly disclosed to the Company (such disclosure to be received in
confidence). The Company shall examine such information to determine if in fact
the idea, process, or invention, etc., is an Invention Idea subject to this
(c) Assignment. Consultant agrees to assign to the Company, without
further consideration, his entire right, title, and interest (throughout the
United States and in all foreign countries), free and clear of all liens and
encumbrances, in and to each Invention Idea, which
shall be the sole property of the Company, whether or not patentable. In the
event any Invention Idea shall be deemed by the Company to be patentable or
otherwise registrable, Consultant shall assist the Company (at Company's
expense) in obtaining letters patent or other applicable registrations thereon
and shall execute all documents and do all other things (including testifying at
the Company's expense) necessary or proper to obtain letters patent or other
applicable registrations thereon and to vest the Company, or any Affiliated
Company specified by the Company, with full title thereto. Should the Company be
unable to secure Consultant's signature on any document necessary to apply for,
prosecute, obtain, or enforce any patent, copyright, or other right or
protection relating to any Invention Idea, whether due to Consultant's mental or
physical incapacity or any other cause, Consultant hereby irrevocably designates
and appoints Company and each of its duly authorized officers and agents as
Consultant's agent and attorney in fact, to act for and in Consultant's behalf
and stead and to execute and file any such document, and to do all other
lawfully permitted acts to further the prosecution, issuance, and enforcement of
patents, copyrights, or other rights or protections with the same force and
effect as if executed and delivered by Consultant.
(d) Exclusions. Except for the relational database management system
developed by Consultant known as rdb, Consultant acknowledges that there are no
ideas, processes, trademarks, service marks, technology, computer programs,
original works of authorship, designs, formulas, inventions, discoveries,
patents, copyrights, or improvements to the foregoing that it desires to exclude
from the operation of this Agreement. To the best of Consultant's knowledge,
there is no existing contract in conflict with this Agreement or any other
contract to assign ideas, processes, trademarks, service marks, inventions,
technology, computer programs, original works of authorship, designs, formulas,
discoveries, patents, or copyrights that is now in existence between Consultant
and any other person or entity.
(e) Post-Termination Period. Because of the difficulty of establishing
when any idea, process, invention, etc., is first conceived or developed by
Consultant, or whether it results from access to Proprietary Information or the
Company's equipment, facilities, and data, Consultant agrees that any idea,
process, trademark, service mark, technology, computer program, original work of
authorship, design, formula, invention, discovery, patent, copyright, or any
improvement, rights, or claims having a direct bearing or relevance to the
Company's assets or operations shall be presumed to be an Invention Idea if it
is conceived, developed, used, sold, exploited, or reduced to practice by
Consultant or with the aid of Consultant within six (6) months year after
termination of the Consulting Period. Consultant can rebut the above presumption
if it proves that the invention, idea, process, etc., (i) was first conceived or
developed after termination of the Consulting Period, (ii) was conceived or
developed entirely on Consultant's own time without using the Company's
equipment, supplies, facilities, or Proprietary Information, and (iii) did not
result from any work performed by Consultant for the Company.
8. Independent Contractor Relationship.
(a) Nature of Relationship. In performing services to the Company
pursuant to this Agreement, Consultant's relationship with the Company will be
that of an independent
contractor and nothing in this Agreement should be construed to create a
partnership, joint venture, or employer-employee relationship. Consultant
acknowledges and agrees that neither Consultant nor any person associated with
Consultant shall be entitled to receive or otherwise participate in any employee
benefits of any nature which the Company provides or makes available to any of
(b) Taxes and Records. Consultant agrees that it will be solely
responsible for, and will file and pay on a timely basis, all withholding
required by federal, state or local law with respect to Consultant's performance
of the services.
9. No Conflict of Interest.
Consultant agrees during the term of this Agreement not to accept work or
enter into a contract or accept an obligation, inconsistent or incompatible with
Consultant's obligations under this Agreement or the scope of services rendered
for Company. Consultant warrants that to the best of Consultant's knowledge,
there is no other contract or duty now in existence inconsistent with this
Agreement. Consultant further agrees not to disclose to the Company, or bring
onto the Company's premises, or induce the Company to use any confidential
information that belongs to anyone other than the Company or Consultant.
Consultant agrees to indemnify the Company from any and all loss or liability
incurred by reason of the alleged breach by Consultant of any confidentiality or
services agreement with anyone other than the Company.
10. Assignment; Successors and Assigns.
Consultant shall not assign, sell, transfer, delegate or otherwise
dispose of, whether voluntarily or involuntarily, or by operation of law, any
rights or obligations under this Agreement, nor shall Consultant's rights be
subject to encumbrance or the claims of creditors. Any purported assignment,
transfer, or delegation shall be null and void. Nothing in this Agreement shall
prevent the consolidation of the Company with, or its merger into, any other
corporation, or the sale by the Company of all or substantially all of its
properties or assets, or the assignment by the Company of this Agreement and the
performance of its obligations hereunder to any successor in interest or any
Affiliated Company. Subject to the foregoing, this Agreement shall be binding
upon and shall inure to the benefit of the parties and their respective heirs,
legal representatives, successors, and permitted assigns, and shall not benefit
any person or entity other than those enumerated above.
All notices or other communications required or permitted hereunder shall
be made in writing and shall be deemed to have been duly given if delivered by
hand or mailed, postage prepaid, by certified or registered mail, return receipt
requested, and addressed to the Company at:
433 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94104
Attention: Laurent Massa, President
Fax (415) 445-2526
and to the Consultant at:
Revolutionary Software, Inc.
131 Rathburn Way
Santa Cruz, CA 95062-1035
Attention: Evan Schaffer, President
Fax (408) 427 0342
Notice of change of address shall be effective only when done in accordance with
12. Entire Agreement.
The terms of this Agreement are intended by the parties to be the full
and final expression of their agreement with respect to the retention of
Consultant by the Company and may not be contradicted by evidence of any prior
or contemporaneous agreement. The parties further intend that this Agreement
shall constitute the complete and exclusive statement of its terms and that no
extrinsic evidence whatsoever may be introduced in any judicial, administrative,
or other legal proceeding involving this Agreement. This Agreement fully
supersedes any prior oral or written consulting or other agreements between the
Consultant and the Company.
This Agreement may not be modified or amended, except by an instrument in
writing, signed by the Consultant and by a duly authorized representative of the
14. Severability; Enforcement.
If any provision of this Agreement shall be held to be invalid,
unenforceable, or void, the remainder of this Agreement shall remain in full
force and effect. It is the intention of the parties that the covenants
contained in Section 6 and 7 shall be enforced to the greatest extent (but to no
greater extent) in time, area, and degree of participation as is permitted by
the law of that jurisdiction whose law is found to be applicable to any acts
allegedly in breach of these covenants.
15. Governing Law.
This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the
laws of the State of California, without regard to conflicts of law principles.
16. Consultant Acknowledgment.
Consultant acknowledges (i) that he has consulted with or has had the
opportunity to consult with independent counsel of his own choice concerning
this Agreement and has been advised to do so by the Company, and (ii) that it
has read and understands the Agreement, is fully aware of its legal effect, and
has entered into it freely based on his own judgment and not in reliance upon
any representation or promises made by the Company other than those contained in
(a) Injunctive Relief. The parties agree that in the event of any breach
or threatened breach of any of the covenants in Sections 6 or 7, the damage or
imminent damage to the value and the goodwill of the Company's business will be
irreparable and extremely difficult to estimate, making any remedy at law or in
damages inadequate. Accordingly, the parties agree that the Company shall be
entitled to injunctive relief without bond against Consultant in the event of
any breach or threatened breach of any such provisions by Consultant, in
addition to any other relief (including damages) available to the Company under
this Agreement or under law.
(b) Enforcement. In the event of any legal action required to enforce or
defend this Agreement, the prevailing party shall be entitled to an award of
attorneys' fees and legal costs, in addition to other relief.
The parties have duly executed this Agreement as of the date first
XOOM, Inc. Revolutionary Software, Inc.
Laurent Massa, President Evan Schaffer, President
Description of Duties
Consultant shall assist the Company in the following areas:
1. Maintaining the service and transferring the maintenance knowledge relating
to Sitemail to XOOM's engineering staff.
2. Assisting in the move of Sitemail technology and service to XOOM including
DNS and other related technical transfers of the service.
3. Transition of Sitemail customer service and membership to XOOM.
4. Continued development to scale the Sitemail software to handle five million
XOOM members using XOOM's web-based e-mail program developed with Sitemail.