UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 29, 2012
CLEAN WIND ENERGY TOWER, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
1997 Annapolis Exchange Pkwy., Suite 300,
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
Stephen M. Fleming, Esq.
49 Front Street, Suite 206
Rockville Centre, New York 11570
Phone: (516) 833-5034
Fax: (516) 977-1209
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Item 1.01 Entry Into A Material Definitive Agreement
Item 2.03 Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation
Item 3.02 Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities
On February 29, 2012, Clean Wind Energy Tower, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a Note Purchase Agreement and a Pledge and Security Agreement with Hanover Holdings I, LLC ("Hanover"), providing for the sale of an Original Issue Discount Secured Convertible Promissory Note in the principal amount of $335,000 (the "Note"). The financing closed on March 2, 2012. The Note contained an original issue discount of 10% representing $33,500. In the event of default, Hanover may convert balances owed under the Note into restricted shares of common stock, at Hanover’s option, at a conversion price equal to 45% of the lowest trading price for the common stock at any time during the prior 10 trading days immediately preceding the date of the notice of such conversion.
The Note bears interest at the rate of 15% per annum. Subject to the prepayment provisions in the Note, the principal plus interest amount of the Note is to be repaid subject to an amortization schedule which provides that the Company pay (i) $47,562.50 thirty days from the date of the Note, (ii) $62,562.50 sixty days from the date of the Note, (iii) $112,562.50 ninety days from the date of the Note and (iv) $162,562.50 one hundred twenty days from the date of the Note. The Company may prepay the Note in full at the Company’s sole option and discretion by providing to Hanover three prior trading days’ written notice, in full. The Company is required to pay off all principal, interest and any other amounts owing prior to any such prepayment. In order to facilitate the closing of this financing, a shareholder pledged 10,000,000 shares to Hanover.
The Company claims an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Act") for the private placement of these securities pursuant to Section 4(2) of the Act and/or Regulation D promulgated there under since, among other things, the transaction did not involve a public offering, Hanover is an accredited investor, Hanover had access to information about the Company and their investment, Hanover took the securities for investment and not resale, and the Company took appropriate measures to restrict the transfer of the securities.
The foregoing information is a summary of each of the agreements involved in the transactions described above, is not complete, and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of those agreements, each of which is attached an exhibit to this Current Report on Form 8-K. Readers should review those agreements for a complete understanding of the terms and conditions associated with this transaction.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.