STANDBY PURCHASER AGREEMENT FOR COMMON SHARES OF
DCB FINANCIAL CORP
July 17, 2012
City, State, Zip
This letter confirms our agreement with respect to the intention of DCBF Financial Corp, an Ohio corporation (DCBF), to raise
additional capital through a rights offering, of up to 3,475,000 of DCBFs common shares, no par value per share (the Common Shares), to its shareholders of record (the Rights Offering) with the participation of standby
purchasers for any unsubscribed shares in the Rights Offering. The offering to standby purchasers is hereinafter referred to as the Offering.
Section 1 Purchase and Sale of Common Shares and Unsubscribed Shares.
a) Subject to the terms and conditions and in reliance upon the representations and warranties herein set forth, DCBF agrees to issue and
sell to you as a standby purchaser (the Standby Purchaser), and the Standby Purchaser agrees to purchase from DCBF, at $3.80 per Common Share (the Subscription Price), X Common Shares (the Minimum Shares), and
Standby Purchaser agrees to purchase any and all additional shares offered by DCBF to Standby Purchaser, up to an additional X Common Shares (the Standby Shares) that may remain available for issuance upon completion of the Rights
Offering after the issuance of all Common Shares validly subscribed for through the exercise of rights, including the exercise of all oversubscription privileges, in the Rights Offering. The Minimum Shares to be purchased under this Agreement and
the Standby Shares that Standby Purchaser is required to purchase under this Agreement are collectively referred to as the Purchased Shares. Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed to permit the Standby Purchaser to acquire a number
of Common Shares that would result in the Standby Purchaser owning 10% or more of the outstanding Common Shares. The Purchased Shares shall be automatically reduced by the minimum amount necessary to insure that the foregoing is true.
(b) The Standby Purchaser and DCBF acknowledge and agree that DCBF has entered into, or contemplates entering into, one or more other
Standby Purchaser Agreements with certain other parties (collectively, the Standby Purchasers) on terms substantially similar to this Agreement, except that they may provide for the purchase of a different number of Minimum or Standby
Shares in Section 1(a). DCBF agrees that should it offer or sell Common Shares at a Subscription Price of less than $3.80 per Common Share or on other terms more favorable than those set forth herein, DCBF shall so advise Standby Purchaser and,
at the option of the Standby Purchaser, this Agreement shall be modified to incorporate the most favored terms available to any purchaser.
(c) Without the consent of the Standby Purchaser, DCBF agrees that it shall not issue (i) any of its authorized Preferred Shares, or (ii) additional shares of Common Stock, or any other
securities convertible into common stock, that dilute the book value per share of the Common Stock acquired by the Standby Purchaser pursuant to this Agreement, provided, however, that this provision shall not prohibit DCBF from issuing Common
Shares upon the exercise of options that are outstanding on the date of this Agreement, nor shall it prohibit DCBF from complying with any regulatory request or demand to issue such shares. This provision and the restrictions set forth herein shall
only be effective for a period to and including June 30, 2013, at which time this provision shall be null and void.
Section 2 Access to Information. The Standby Purchaser has been given access to all books of account, records and other
documents concerning DCBF, the Common Shares and the terms and conditions of the Offering and the Rights Offering. In addition, the Standby Purchaser has had the opportunity to ask questions of, and receive answers from, representatives of DCBF and
The Delaware County Bank & Trust Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of DCBF (the Bank), about DCBF, the Bank, the Common Shares, the terms and conditions of the Offering and the Rights Offering and any additional information
deemed necessary by the Standby Purchaser to
verify the accuracy and adequacy of the written information provided to the Standby Purchaser by DCBF. All questions have been answered to the full satisfaction of the Standby Purchaser.
Section 3 Investment Risks. The Standby Purchaser understands and acknowledges that the Purchased Shares are
speculative securities and involve a high degree of risk and that no federal or state agency has made any finding or determination as to the fairness for public or private investment in, nor any recommendations or endorsement of, the Purchased
Shares as an investment. The Standby Purchaser has such knowledge and experience in business and financial matters that the Standby Purchaser is capable of evaluating the merits and risks of an investment in the Purchased Shares. The Standby
Purchasers financial situation is such that the Standby Purchaser can afford a complete loss of the Standby Purchasers investment in the Purchased Shares.
Section 4 Standby Purchaser Representations and Warranties.
Standby Purchaser is purchasing the Purchased Shares for the Standby Purchasers own account, for investment purposes only and not with a present intention of entering into or making any subsequent sale, assignment, conveyance, pledge,
hypothecation or other transfer thereof.
(b) The Standby Purchaser has no need for liquidity in the Standby Purchasers
investment in the Purchased Shares, recognizes that the Common Shares are not traded on a stock exchange and understands that there will be no active market for the resale of the Purchased Shares and that there are restrictions on the subsequent
resale or other transfer of the Purchased Shares.
(c) The Standby Purchaser understands and acknowledges that the Purchased
Shares have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the Act), under comparable federal banking regulations, if applicable, or under the securities laws of any state, but have been offered and sold pursuant to
and in reliance upon exemptions from registration thereunder.
(d) The Standby Purchaser understands and acknowledges that, as
a consequence of the restrictions on subsequent transfer imposed by the foregoing exemptions, the Purchased Shares may not subsequently be sold, assigned, conveyed, pledged, hypothecated or otherwise transferred by a holder thereof except pursuant
to (i) an effective registration statement registering the Purchased Shares under the Act, under comparable federal banking regulations, if applicable, and under applicable state securities laws or (ii) an opinion of counsel obtained by
such holder and in all respects satisfactory to DCBF that such registration under the Act, comparable federal banking regulations, if applicable, and under applicable state securities laws is not required for such holder to lawfully effect such
subsequent sale, assignment, conveyance, pledge, hypothecation or other transfer. The certificates representing the Purchased Shares shall bear a legend similar to the following setting forth the foregoing restrictions:
The Common Shares represented by this certificate have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the
Act) or under the securities laws of any state and have been issued in reliance upon exemptions from registration thereunder. As a result, the Common Shares may not be sold, assigned, conveyed, pledged, hypothecated or otherwise
transferred by the holder thereof, except: (i) pursuant to an effective registration statement registering the Common Shares under the Act and under applicable state securities laws; or (ii) pursuant to an opinion of counsel obtained by
the holder of this certificate (which opinion and counsel are in all respects satisfactory to the Company) that registration under the Act and under applicable state securities laws is not required for such holder to effect the sale, assignment,
conveyance, pledge, hypothecation or other transfer in a lawful manner.
Upon Standby Purchasers request, at any time
following six months from the date of Closing (as defined in Section 10), DCBF shall remove any restrictive legend from any certificate(s) evidencing the Purchased Shares as long as the conditions of Rule 144 promulgated under the Securities
Act of 1933, as amended, have been met, and shall cooperate with Standby Purchaser to facilitate the removal of said restrictions by the Transfer Agent for DCBF.
(e) The Standby Purchaser understands and acknowledges that, DCBF reserves and shall have
the right to refuse to accept or register the assignment or other transfer of any Purchased Share unless and until the conditions to such assignment or other transfer specified in this Agreement have been satisfied.
(f) The Standby Purchaser hereby acknowledges and agrees that DCBF may decline to issue Common Shares to the Standby Purchaser hereunder
if, in the opinion of DCBF, the Standby Purchaser is required to obtain prior clearance or approval of such purchase from any state or federal bank regulatory authority and if such approval or clearance has not been obtained or if satisfactory
evidence thereof has not been presented to DCBF prior to the expiration of the Offering.
(g) The Standby Purchaser represents
and warrants to, and covenants with, DCBF as follows:
(A) If the Standby Purchaser is an individual, he or she has full power
and authority to perform his or her obligations under this Agreement.
(B) If the Standby Purchaser is a corporation, the
Standby Purchaser is a corporation duly incorporated, validly existing and in good standing under the laws of its jurisdiction of incorporation, with corporate power and authority to perform its obligations under this Agreement.
(C) If the Standby Purchaser is a trust, the Trustee has been duly appointed as trustee of the Standby Purchaser with full power and
authority to act on behalf of the Standby Purchaser and to perform the obligations of the Standby Purchaser under this Agreement.
(D) If the Standby Purchaser is a partnership or limited liability company, the Standby Purchaser is a partnership or limited liability company duly organized, validly existing and in good standing under
the laws of its jurisdiction of incorporation or organization, with full power and authority to perform its obligations under this Agreement.
(h) The execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement by the Standby Purchaser and the consummation by the Standby Purchaser of the transactions contemplated hereby have been duly authorized by
all necessary action of the Standby Purchaser; and this Agreement, when duly executed and delivered by the Standby Purchaser, will constitute a valid and legally binding instrument, enforceable in accordance with its terms, subject to bankruptcy,
insolvency, fraudulent transfer, reorganization, moratorium and similar laws of general applicability relating to or affecting creditors rights and to general equity principles.
(i) The Standby Purchaser is not insolvent and has sufficient cash funds on hand to purchase the Purchased Shares on the terms and
conditions contained in this Agreement and will have such funds on the Closing Date. The Standby Purchaser has simultaneously with the execution and delivery of this Agreement or prior thereto provided DCBF with evidence or substantiated that such
Standby Purchaser has the financial means to satisfy its financial obligations under this Agreement and the foregoing evidence and substantiation is a true and accurate representation of such means.
(j) No state, federal or foreign regulatory approvals, permits, licenses or consents or other contractual or legal obligations are
required with respect to the Standby Purchaser in order for the Standby Purchaser to enter into this Agreement or purchase the Purchased Shares.
(k) The execution and delivery of this Agreement, the consummation by the Standby Purchaser of the transactions herein contemplated and the compliance by the Standby Purchaser with the terms hereof do not
and will not conflict with, or result in a breach or violation of any of the terms or provisions of, or constitute a default under, any indenture, mortgage, deed of trust, loan agreement or other agreement or instrument to which the Standby
Purchaser is a party or by which any of the Standby Purchasers properties or assets are bound, or any applicable law, rule, regulation, judgment, order or decree of any government, governmental instrumentality or court, domestic or foreign,
having jurisdiction over the Standby Purchaser or any of the Standby Purchasers properties or assets; and no consent, approval, authorization, order, registration or qualification of or with any such government, governmental instrumentality or
court, domestic or foreign, is required for the valid authorization, execution,
delivery and performance by the Standby Purchaser of this Agreement or the consummation by the Standby Purchaser of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement that will not have been
obtained prior to the Closing.
(l) The Standby Purchaser has not entered into any contracts, arrangements, understandings or
relationships (legal or otherwise) with any other person or persons with respect to the transactions contemplated by this Agreement or any securities of DCBF, including but not limited to transfer or voting of any of the securities, finders
fees, joint ventures, loan or option arrangements, puts or calls, guarantees of profits, division of profits or loss, or the giving or withholding of proxies; and the Standby Purchaser does not own any securities of DCBF which are pledged or
otherwise subject to a contingency, the occurrence of which would give another person voting power or investment power of such securities.
Section 4.1. DCBF and Bank Representations and Warranties.
DCBF and Bank
hereby represent and warrant to the Standby Purchaser that as of the date hereof and as of the date of the Closing which representations and warranties shall survive the closing.
(a) Each of DCBF and the Bank is an Ohio corporation duly formed and validly existing under the laws of the State of Ohio. DCBF has the
corporate power and authority to execute, deliver and perform this Agreement.
(b) The execution, delivery and performance by
DCBF of this Agreement, and any other agreements or documents contemplated hereby, have been duly authorized by all requisite corporate action, and (i) will not violate (A) any provision of applicable law, (B) DCBFs or the
Banks articles of incorporation, as amended to date, or other organizational documents, or (C) any provision of any indenture, agreement or other instrument to which DCBF or Bank, or any of eithers properties or assets is bound,
(ii) will not conflict with, result in a breach of, or constitute (with due notice or lapse of time or both) a default under, any such order, indenture, agreement or other instrument, and (iii) will not result in the creation or imposition
of any lien, charge, restriction, claim or encumbrance of any nature whatsoever upon the Purchased Shares. However, the parties hereto acknowledge that the Purchased Shares shall be subject to the restrictions set forth in Section 4
(c) This Agreement has been duly executed and delivered by DCBF and will constitute a legal, valid and
binding obligation, enforceable in accordance with its terms.
(d) DCBF and the Bank have not failed to disclose any material
agreement or circumstance that, if disclosed, would reasonably be expected to have a material effect on the Standby Purchasers decision to enter into this Agreement, or that would or will have a material adverse effect on the Standby
Purchasers ownership interest in DCBF pursuant to the Common Shares, or that would reasonably be expected to otherwise have a material adverse effect on the rights and interests of the Standby Purchaser in DCBF pursuant to the terms of this
Agreement and its ownership of the Purchased Shares.
(e) The Purchased Shares will be duly authorized and, when issued and
paid for pursuant to the terms of this Agreement, will be validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable, and will have the rights, preferences, and privileges specified in the articles of incorporation of DCBF, subject, however, to the restrictions
set forth in Section 4 (d) above.
(f) DCBF and the Bank prior to closing shall have obtained all state and federal
regulatory approvals necessary for the Rights Offering, this Offering to the Standby Purchaser and all transactions related thereto.
(g) The information provided by the Standby Purchaser described in Section 2 was prepared and maintained in the ordinary course of business and is accurate.
Section 5 Accredited Investor Representation. The Standby Purchaser is an Accredited Investor within the meaning
of Rule 501(a) of Regulation D promulgated under the Act because the Standby Purchaser meets the description in one or more of the following categories (please check ALL applicable categories):
||Any natural person whose individual net worth, or joint net worth with that persons spouse, at the time of his or her purchase, exceeds $1,000,000. For purposes
of calculating net worth, (i) the persons primary residence shall not be included as an asset; (ii) indebtedness that is secured by the persons primary residence, up to the estimated fair market value of the primary residence
at the time of the purchase of the Common Shares, shall not be included as a liability (except that if the amount of such indebtedness outstanding at the time of the purchase of the Common Shares exceeds the amount outstanding 60 days before such
time, other than as a result of the acquisition of the primary residence, the amount of such excess shall be included as a liability); and (iii) indebtedness that is secured by the persons primary residence in excess of the estimated fair
market value of the primary residence at the time of the purchase of the Common Shares shall be included as a liability. |
||Any natural person who had individual income in excess of $200,000 in each of the two most recent years or joint income with that persons spouse in excess of
$300,000 in each of those years and who has a reasonable expectation of reaching the same income level in the current year. |
||Any organization described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or any corporation, Massachusetts or similar business trust, or partnership, not
formed for the specific purpose of acquiring the Common Shares, with total assets in excess of $5,000,000. |
||Any trust with total assets in excess of $5,000,000, not formed for the specific purpose of acquiring the Common Shares, whose purchase is directed by a person with
such knowledge and experience in financial and business matters as to be capable of evaluating the merits and risks of an investment in the Common Shares. |
||Any employee benefit plan within the meaning of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) if the investment decision is made by a plan
fiduciary, as defined in Section 3(21) of ERISA, which is either a bank, savings and loan association, insurance company or registered investment adviser, or if the employee benefit plan has total assets in excess of $5,000,000, or, if a
self-directed plan, with investment decisions made solely by persons that are accredited investors. |
||Any entity in which all the equity owners are Accredited Investors. |
Section 6 Board Representative. If the Standby Purchaser purchases at least 526,316 Common Shares pursuant to this Agreement, within 30 days after the Closing Date, the Standby Purchaser may
designate an individual to be elected or appointed to the Board of Directors of DCBF and the Bank (the Board Representative). DCBF shall cause the Board Representative to be elected or appointed, as the case may be, subject only to the
required approval of any regulatory authority (including the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, FDIC or Ohio Division of Financial Institutions, as applicable). If any regulatory authority fails to approve the Board Representative proposed by the
Standby Purchaser, the Standby Purchaser may designate additional Board Representatives as necessary until regulatory approval is obtained. Additionally, if at any time the Standby Purchasers Board representation constitutes less than ten
percent (10%) of the voting membership of the Board of Directors of DCBF or the Bank, the Standby Purchaser shall be entitled to designate additional Board Representatives sufficient to assure at least a ten percent Board representation. All
Board Representatives shall be insured under a standard director and officer liability insurance policy in the amount of at least Six Million Dollars procured at the expense of DCBF.
Section 7 Conditions. The respective obligations of DCBF and the Standby Purchaser to purchase the Purchased Shares as set
forth in this Agreement are subject to the representations and warranties of DCBF and the Standby Purchaser contained herein being true and correct in all material respects as of the Closing Date, and DCBF and the Standby Purchaser having performed
all covenants and agreements herein required to be performed on its part at or prior to the Closing Date.
Termination. The parties hereto shall not have the right to terminate, cancel, revoke, assign or transfer this Agreement and the purchase represented hereby except as specifically set forth below:
(a) The Standby Purchaser may terminate this Agreement under any circumstances which would
result in the Standby Purchaser, individually or together with any other person or entity, being required to register as a depository institution holding company under federal or state laws or regulations, or to submit an application, or notice, to
acquire or retain control of a depository institution or depository institution holding company, to a federal bank regulatory authority.
(b) In the event (i) DCBF, in its reasonable judgment, determines that it is not in the best interests of DCBF and its shareholders to go forward with the Offering or (ii) consummation of the
Offering is prohibited by law, rule or regulation, in each case, DCBF may terminate this Agreement without liability.
the event DCBF is unable to raise a total of $13,000,000 from the Rights Offering and the Offering, then Standby Purchaser shall have the option to terminate this Agreement. However, the parties agree that DCBF shall have the right to extend the
offering period, including the oversubscription period, in order to obtain the required funds. In no event shall the offering period, including the period during which Standby Purchaser may be required to purchase the Standby Shares, be extended
past November 30, 2012.
Section 9 Incidental Registration Rights. If DCBF at any time proposes to register
any equity securities under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the Securities Act), it will give written notice of such intention to the Standby Purchaser. Upon the written request of the Standby Purchaser given within 15 days after
receipt of such notice, DCBF shall use its best efforts to cause the Purchased Shares to be included in such registration; provided, however, that DCBF may elect not to file a registration statement or to withdraw any registration statement
at any time prior to the effective date thereof.
Section 10 The Closing. The delivery of and payment for the
Purchased Shares shall take place at the Banks Corporate Center, 110 Riverbend Ave., Lewis Center, Ohio 43035, at 10:00 a.m., Eastern time, immediately after the closing of the sale of Common Shares pursuant to the Rights Offering, such time
and date to be not more than five (5) business days after the foregoing notification and to be specified therein (such time and date being referred to as the Closing Time, the date of the Closing Time being referred to as the
Closing Date and the consummation of the transaction being referred to as the Closing).
Section 11 Conditions to Closing. The obligation of the Standby Purchaser to purchase and pay for the Common Shares is
subject to the fulfillment, prior to or on date of Closing, of the following conditions, any of which may be waived in whole or in part by the Standby Purchaser:
(a) The representations and warranties of DCBF contained in this Agreement shall be true, correct and complete in all material respects.
(b) All covenants, agreements and conditions contained in this Agreement to be performed or complied with by DCBF shall have been
performed or complied with in all material respects.
(c) DCBF shall have delivered to the Standby Purchaser a certificate
dated as of the date of the Closing, executed by an officer, certifying the satisfaction of the conditions specified in Section 4.1(e) and (f).
(d) All required approvals and consents that are required in connection with the consummation of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement shall have been duly obtained and shall be effective.
(e) There shall have been no material adverse change to the financial condition, business, prospects, assets, properties, or
operations of DCBF or the Bank since the date of this Agreement.
Section 12 Delivery of Purchased Shares. At the
Closing, the Purchased Shares to be purchased by the Standby Purchaser hereunder, registered in the name of the Standby Purchaser or its nominee(s), as the Standby Purchaser may specify in writing at least three (3) days prior to the Closing
Date, shall be delivered by or on behalf of DCBF to the Standby Purchaser, for the Standby Purchasers account, against delivery by the Standby Purchaser of the Subscription Price therefore in immediately available funds in the form of one or
more federal funds checks or a wire transfer to an account designated by DCBF.
Section 13Governing Law; Consent to Jurisdiction. This Agreement shall be
governed by and construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of Ohio. Any action, suit or proceeding in respect of or arising from or out of this Subscription Agreement may be prosecuted as to any one or more of the parties hereto
at Delaware County, Ohio. Each party to this Agreement jointly and severally consents to the exercise of jurisdiction over his, her or its person by any court situated at Delaware County, Ohio and having jurisdiction over the subject matter of any
action, suit or proceeding arising from or out of or in respect of this Agreement. Adequate notice of any such action, suit or proceeding in any such court shall conclusively be deemed to have been given to any one or more of the parties hereto
against whom the same is instituted, if given to such party by any manner consistent with the Ohio Rules of Civil Procedure or any other manner consistent with due process of law.
Section 14Successors and Assigns. This Agreement may not be assigned without the written consent of all parties. This
Agreement constitutes the entire understanding between the parties and supersedes all prior discussions, understandings, or agreements. All amendments to this Agreement must be in writing and signed by all parties. All representations and warranties
shall survive execution and delivery of this Agreement and the Closing.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, and intending to be legally bound
hereby, each of the Standby Purchaser and DCBF has signed or caused to be signed its name as of the day and year first above written.
|DCB FINANCIAL CORP|
|This form of agreement was signed by:|
|DGD Group, Inc.|