Form 8-K Ameri Holdings, Inc.

Current report, items 1.01, 3.02, 8.01, and 9.01

Published: 2019-09-20 08:35:15
Submitted: 2019-09-20
Period Ending In: 2019-09-19
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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): September 19, 2019

Ameri Holdings, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware
001-38286
95-4484725
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)

5000 Research Court, Suite 750, Suwanee, Georgia
 
30024
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
 
(Zip Code)

Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code: (770) 935-4152

 
(Former Name or Former Address, If Changed Since Last Report)

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

Title of Each Class
Trading Symbol
Name of Each Exchange on Which Registered
Common Stock $0.01 par value per share
AMRH
The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC
Warrants to Purchase Common Stock
AMRHW
The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

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

Emerging growth company ☒

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



Item 1.01.
Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

Background

On July 25, 2018, Ameri Holdings, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a securities purchase agreement (the “SPA”) with certain purchasers (the “Purchasers”), whereby the Company, among other things, issued to the Purchasers warrants (the “Purchaser Warrants”) to purchase shares of the Company’s common stock (“Common Stock”). Prior to the Exchange (as defined below), 15,744,827 Purchaser Warrants were outstanding.

Amendment and Exchange Agreement

On September 19, 2019, the Company and each of the Purchasers entered into seperate amendment and exchange agreements (the “Exchange Agreements”), pursuant to which the Company agreed to issue to the Purchasers an aggregate of 10,234,136 shares of Common Stock (the “Exchange Shares”) in exchange for the cancellation and termination of all of the outstanding Purchaser Warrants (the “Exchange”).

The Company also agreed to grant to the Purchasers certain participation rights in future financings for a period of twelve (12) months.

A copy of the form of the Exchange Agreement is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 3.02
Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities.

On September 19, 2019, pursuant to the Exchange Agreements described in Item 1.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K, the Company issued the Exchange Shares to the Purchasers in exchange for the Purchaser Warrants. The exchange of the Exchange Shares for the Purchaser Warrants was made in reliance upon the exemption from registration provided by Section 3(a)(9) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

Item 8.01
Other Events

On September 20, 2019, the Company issued a press release announcing the Exchange. A copy of the press release is filed as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

Item 9.01.
Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d)
Exhibits

Exhibit
No.
 
Description
 
Form of Exchange Agreement
99.1
  Press Release


SIGNATURE
 
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.
 
September 20, 2019
AMERI HOLDINGS, INC.
     
 
By:
/s/ Barry Kostiner
   
Name: Barry Kostiner
   
Title: Chief Financial Officer



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Exhibit 10.1

EXECUTION COPY
 
AMENDMENT AND EXCHANGE AGREEMENT
 
This Amendment and Exchange Agreement (the “Agreement”) is entered into as of the ___ day of September, 2019, by and among AMERI Holdings, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), and the undersigned holder of the Existing Warrant (as defined below) (the “Holder”), with reference to the following facts:
 
A.  Pursuant to that certain Securities Purchase Agreement, dated as of July 25, 2018 (as amended prior to the date hereof, the “Securities Purchase Agreement”), by and among the Company and the investors signatory thereto (the “Purchasers”), the Company, among other things, issued to the Holder (in its capacity as an Purchaser thereunder), a warrant to purchase Common Stock (as defined in the Securities Purchase Agreement) initially exercisable into such aggregate number of shares of Common Stock as set forth on the signature page of the holder attached hereto (the “Existing Warrant”);
 
B.  The Company has duly authorized the issuance to the Holder, in exchange for the Existing Warrant, such aggregate number of shares of Common Stock as set forth on the signature page of the Holder attached hereto (the “Exchange Shares”) which number represents 65% of the shares of Common Stock issuable upon a cash exercise of the Existing Warrant;
 
C.  Each of the Company and the Holder desire to effectuate such exchange on the basis and subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement;
 
D.  The exchange of the Existing Warrant for the Exchange Shares is being made in reliance upon the exemption from registration provided by Section 3(a)(9) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”);
 
E.  Concurrently herewith, the Company is separately negotiating, and intends to implement, the exchange of warrants to purchase Common Stock issued pursuant to the Securities Purchase Agreement (the “Other Warrants”) that are currently outstanding and held by other Purchasers (the “Other Holders”) into shares of Common Stock (the “Other Exchange Shares”) by entering into agreements (the “Other Agreements”) in the same form as this Agreement (other than proportional changes based upon the difference in aggregate number of shares of Common Stock issuable upon exercise of Other Warrants outstanding and the payment of legal expenses with respect hereto); and
 
F.   Capitalized terms used but not otherwise defined herein shall have the meaning as set forth in the Securities Purchase Agreement (as amended hereby).
 
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the foregoing premises and the mutual covenants hereinafter contained, the parties hereto agree as follows:
 

1.           Exchange; Participation Rights
 
(a)        Exchange of Securities.  On the Effective Date (as defined below), pursuant to Section 3(a)(9) of the Securities Act, the Holder hereby agrees to convey, assign and transfer the Existing Warrant to the Company in exchange for which the Company agrees to issue the Exchange Shares to the Holder by deposit/withdrawal at custodian in accordance with the DWAC instructions on the signature page of the Holder, which Exchange Shares shall be issued without restricted legend and shall be freely tradable by the Holder (the “Exchange”).  As soon as commercially practicable following the Effective Date, the Holder shall deliver or cause to be delivered to the Company (or its assignee) the Existing Warrant (or affidavit of lost warrant, in form provided upon request by the Company and reasonably acceptable to the Holder).  Immediately following the delivery of the Exchange Shares to the Holder (or its assignee), the Holder hereby relinquishes all rights, title and interest in the Existing Warrant (including any claims the Holder may have against the Company related thereto) and assigns the same to the Company and the Existing Warrant shall be cancelled.
 
(b)         Participation RightsAt any time on or prior to the eighteen (18) month anniversary of the date hereof, neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries shall, directly or indirectly, effect any Subsequent Placement (as defined below) or execute any documents with respect to (or otherwise consummate) any Acquisition Transaction (as defined below) that contemplates a Counterparty Subsequent Placement (as defined below), in either case, unless the Company shall have first complied with this Section 1(b).  The Company acknowledges and agrees that the right set forth in this Section 1(b) is a right granted by the Company, separately, to the Holder and each Other Holder (collectively, the “Holders”).
 
(i)          General
 
(1)          Private Subsequent Placements. At least two (2) Business Days prior to any proposed or intended Subsequent Placement (other than a Registered Subsequent Placement (as defined below)), the Company shall deliver to each Holder a written notice (each such notice, a “Pre-Notice”), which Pre-Notice shall not contain any information (including, without limitation, material, non-public information) other than:  (A) if the proposed Offer Notice (as defined below) constitutes or contains material, non-public information, a statement asking whether such Holder is willing to accept material non-public information or (B) if the proposed Offer Notice does not constitute or contain material, non-public information, (x) a statement that the Company (or Acquisition Counterparty, as applicable) proposes or intends to effect a Subsequent Placement, (y) a statement that the statement in clause (x) above does not constitute material, non-public information and (z) a statement informing such Holder that it is entitled to receive an Offer Notice (as defined below) with respect to such Subsequent Placement upon its written request.  Upon the written request of a Holder within two (2) Business Days after the Company’s delivery to such Holder of such Pre-Notice, and only upon a written request by such Holder, the Company shall promptly, but no later than one (1) Business Day after such request, deliver to such Holder an irrevocable written notice (the “Offer Notice”) of any proposed or intended issuance or sale or exchange (the “Offer”) of the securities being offered (the “Offered Securities”) in a Subsequent Placement, which Offer Notice shall (A) identify and describe the Offered Securities, (B) describe the price and other terms upon which they are to be issued, sold or exchanged, and the number or amount of the Offered Securities to be issued, sold or exchanged, (C) identify the Persons (if known) to which or with which the Offered Securities are to be offered, issued, sold or exchanged and (D) offer to issue and sell to or exchange with such Holder in accordance with the terms of the Offer such Holder’s pro rata portion of 100% of the Offered Securities (which pro rata amount is [   ]% for the Holder), provided that the number of Offered Securities which such Holder shall have the right to subscribe for under this Section 1(b) shall be (x) based on such Holder’s pro rata portion of the shares of Common Stock issued in the Exchange hereunder and pursuant to each Other Agreement (the “Basic Amount”), and (y) with respect to each Holder that elects to purchase its Basic Amount, any additional portion of the Offered Securities attributable to the Basic Amounts of Other Holders as such Holder shall indicate it will purchase or acquire should the Other Holders subscribe for less than their Basic Amounts (the “Undersubscription Amount”), which process shall be repeated until each Holder shall have an opportunity to subscribe for any remaining Undersubscription Amount.
 
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(2)         Registered Subsequent Placements.  Between the time period of 4:00 pm (New York City time) and 6:00 pm (New York City time) on the Trading Day immediately prior to the Trading Day of the expected announcement of a Subsequent Placement of an offering of securities of the Company to be issued all, or primarily, pursuant to a registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (each, a “Registered Subsequent Placement”) (or, if the Trading Day of the expected announcement of the Subsequent Placement is the first Trading Day following a holiday or a weekend (including a holiday weekend), between the time period of 4:00 pm (New York City time) on the Trading Day immediately prior to such holiday or weekend and 2:00 pm (New York City time) on the day immediately prior to the Trading Day of the expected announcement of the Subsequent Placement), the Company shall deliver to each Holder an Offer Notice with respect to such Registered Subsequent Placement.
 
(3)        Lead Investor; Replacement Requirement; Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, if a bona fide third party investor (other than a Holder) investing for its own account (without acting as an underwriter in any manner) (the “Lead Investor”) commits in writing (subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions) to acquire at least 50% of the Offered Securities (such aggregate portion of the Offered Securities, each, a “Proposed Lead Investor Amount”) with the additional requirement that no Holders participate in such Subsequent Placement (any such occurrence, a “Replacement Requirement”), the applicable Offer Notice shall certify that a Replacement Requirement exists (and attaching thereto documentation of such written commitment by such Lead Investor) and specify that for the Holder to be permitted to exercise its participation rights under this Section 1(b) with respect to such Subsequent Placement that the Holders (together with any Permitted Assignee(s)) must, in the aggregate, replace the Lead Investor’s commitment by subscribing for at least the Proposed Lead Investor Amount of Offered Securities in such Subsequent Placement.
 
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(ii)        Notice of Acceptance; Undersubscription Rights.  To accept an Offer, in whole or in part, such Holder must deliver a written notice to the Company prior to the end of the later of (A) the second (2nd) Business Day after such Holder’s receipt of the Offer Notice (or, with respect to any Registered Subsequent Placement 6:30 am (New York City time) on the Trading Day following the date on which the Offer Notice is delivered to such Holder) (as applicable, the “Scheduled Offer Period End Time”) and (B) twenty-four hours after the time of delivery by the Company to the Holder of an applicable Replacement Deficiency Notice (as applicable, the “Offer Period”), setting forth the portion of such Holder’s Basic Amount that such Holder elects to purchase and, if such Holder shall elect to purchase all of its Basic Amount, the Undersubscription Amount, if any, that such Holder elects to purchase (in either case, the “Notice of Acceptance”).  If the Basic Amounts subscribed for by all Holders are less than the total of all of the Basic Amounts, then each Holder who has set forth an Undersubscription Amount in its Notice of Acceptance shall be entitled to purchase, in addition to the Basic Amounts subscribed for, the Undersubscription Amount it has subscribed for; provided, however, if the Undersubscription Amounts subscribed for exceed the difference between the total of all the Basic Amounts and the Basic Amounts subscribed for (the “Available Undersubscription Amount”), each Holder who has subscribed for any Undersubscription Amount shall be entitled to purchase only that portion of the Available Undersubscription Amount as the Basic Amount of such Holder bears to the total Basic Amounts of all Holders that have subscribed for Undersubscription Amounts, subject to rounding by the Company to the extent it deems reasonably necessary.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the Company (or Acquisition Counterparty, as applicable) desires to modify or amend the terms and conditions of the Offer prior to the expiration of the Offer Period, the Company may deliver to each Holder a new Offer Notice and the Offer Period shall expire on the second (2nd) Business Day after such Holder’s receipt of such new Offer Notice
 
(iii)       Mechanics of Replacement; Permitted Assignees.  If an Replacement Requirement exists for the applicable Subsequent Placement and the Holders (together with any Permitted Assignee(s)), in the aggregate (after giving effect to any subscriptions of Undersubscription Amounts), fail to subscribe for at least Proposed Lead Investor Amount (each, an “Replacement Deficiency”), the Company shall, as soon as practicable, but in no event later than one hour after the applicable Scheduled Offer Period End Time, deliver a written notice to each Holder specifying that (x) the Replacement Requirement has not been met and (y) the required additional subscriptions necessary to reach the Proposed Lead Investor Amount (each, a “Replacement Deficiency Notice”).  If the Company fails to timely deliver a Replacement Deficiency Notice to each of the Holders in accordance herewith, the Company shall automatically be deemed to have waived such Replacement Deficiency and such Replacement Deficiency shall no longer be deemed to exist for such Subsequent Placement hereunder.  If an Replacement Deficiency exists, each Holder shall have the right to assign to any Person (each, a “Participation Assignment”, and any such Person, a “Permitted Assignee”), in whole or in part, any of such Holder’s rights hereunder with respect to all, or any part, of any Basic Amount or Undersubscription Amount, as applicable, solely with respect to such Subsequent Placement, as necessary to cause the Holders (together with such Permitted Assignee(s)), in the aggregate, to satisfy the applicable Replacement Requirement; provided, that in addition to such Participation Assignment, any Person desiring to be a Permitted Assignee must also deliver a Notice of Acceptance to the Company with respect to such Subsequent Placement during the applicable Offer Period to become a Permitted Assignee hereunder for such Subsequent Placement.  For the avoidance of doubt, (A) solely to the extent no Replacement Deficiency exists with respect to the applicable Subsequent Placement at the end of the applicable Offer Period, each Permitted Assignee of the Holder shall have all the rights of the Holder under this Section 1(b) transferred pursuant to such Participation Assignments with respect to such Subsequent Placement as if such Permitted Assignee was the “Holder” hereunder with respect thereto, (B) any Participation Assignment by the Holder shall apply solely to the Subsequent Placement in which such Participation Assignment is made and not with respect to any other Subsequent Placement and (C) any Participation Assignment by the Holder shall apply solely with respect to such Basic Amount and/or Undersubscription Amount, as applicable, assigned in such Participation Assignment and not with respect to any Basic Amount and/or Undersubscription Amount retained by the Holder with respect to such Subsequent Placement.  Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, if by the end of the applicable Offer Period an Replacement Deficiency still exists and the Company (or Acquisition Counterparty, as applicable) does not modify or amend the terms and conditions of the Offer, the Company (or Acquisition Counterparty, as applicable) shall have no further obligation hereunder to sell all, or any part, of the Offered Securities to the Holders with respect to such Subsequent Placement.  The Company hereby acknowledges and agrees that the Holder may discuss confidential matters with respect to the proposed Subsequent Placement with potential Permitted Assignees without violating the terms or conditions of any confidentiality agreement by and between the Company (and/or its agents) and the Holder then in effect.
 
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(iv)       Refused Securities.  The Company (or Acquisition Counterparty, as applicable) shall have two (2) Business Days from the expiration of the Offer Period above (A) to offer, issue, sell or exchange all or any part of such Offered Securities as to which a Notice of Acceptance has not been given by a Holder (the “Refused Securities”) pursuant to a definitive agreement(s) (the “Subsequent Placement Agreement”), but only to the offerees described in the Offer Notice (if so described therein) and only upon terms and conditions (including, without limitation, unit prices and interest rates) that are not more favorable to the acquiring Person or Persons or less favorable to the Company than those set forth in the Offer Notice and (B) to publicly announce (x) the execution of such Subsequent Placement Agreement, and (y) either (I) the consummation of the transactions contemplated by such Subsequent Placement Agreement or (II) the termination of such Subsequent Placement Agreement, which shall be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on a Current Report on Form 8-K with such Subsequent Placement Agreement and any documents contemplated therein filed as exhibits thereto.
 
(v)         Offering Size Reductions.  In the event the Company (or Acquisition Counterparty, as applicable) shall propose to sell less than all the Refused Securities (any such sale to be in the manner and on the terms specified in Section 1(b)(iv) above), then each Holder may, at its sole option and in its sole discretion, withdraw its Notice of Acceptance or reduce the number or amount of the Offered Securities specified in its Notice of Acceptance to an amount that shall be not less than the number or amount of the Offered Securities that such Holder elected to purchase pursuant to Section 1(b)(iii) above multiplied by a fraction, (i) the numerator of which shall be the number or amount of Offered Securities the Company (or Acquisition Counterparty, as applicable) actually proposes to issue, sell or exchange (including Offered Securities to be issued or sold to Holders pursuant to this Section 1(b) prior to such reduction) and (ii) the denominator of which shall be the original amount of the Offered Securities.  In the event that any Holder so elects to reduce the number or amount of Offered Securities specified in its Notice of Acceptance, the Company (or Acquisition Counterparty, as applicable) may not issue, sell or exchange more than the reduced number or amount of the Offered Securities unless and until such securities have again been offered to the Holders in accordance with Section 1(b)(ii) above.
 
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(vi)      Closing; Definitive Documents.  Upon the closing of the issuance, sale or exchange of all or less than all of the Refused Securities, such Holder shall acquire from the Company (or Acquisition Counterparty, as applicable), and the Company (or Acquisition Counterparty, as applicable) shall issue to such Holder, the number or amount of Offered Securities specified in its Notice of Acceptance, as reduced pursuant to Section 1(b)(v) above if such Holder has so elected, upon the terms and conditions specified in the Offer.  The purchase by such Holder of any Offered Securities is subject in all cases to the preparation, execution and delivery by the Company (or Acquisition Counterparty, as applicable) and such Holder of a separate purchase agreement relating to such Offered Securities reasonably satisfactory in form and substance to such Holder and its counsel.
 
(vii)      Reoffering of Securities.  Any Offered Securities not acquired by a Holder or other Persons in accordance with this Section 1(b) may not be issued, sold or exchanged until they are again offered to such Holder under the procedures specified in this Agreement.
 
(viii)     No Trading Restrictions.  The Company and each Holder agree that if any Holder elects to participate in the Offer, neither the Subsequent Placement Agreement with respect to such Offer nor any other transaction documents related thereto (collectively, the “Subsequent Placement Documents”) shall include any term or provision whereby such Holder shall be required to agree to any restrictions on trading as to any securities of the Company or any other Person  or be required to consent to any amendment to or termination of, or grant any waiver, release or the like under or in connection with, any agreement previously entered into with the Company or any other Person or any instrument received from the Company or any other Person.
 
(ix)       Abandonment; Cleansing of Material Non-Public Information.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Section 1(b) and unless otherwise agreed to by such Holder, the Company shall either confirm in writing to such Holder that the transaction with respect to the Subsequent Placement has been abandoned or shall publicly disclose its intention to issue the Offered Securities, in either case, in such a manner such that such Holder will not be in possession of any material, non-public information, by the second (2nd) Business Day following delivery of the Offer Notice (or, with respect to any Registered Subsequent Placement by 9:30 am (New York City time) on the Trading Day following the date on which the Offer Notice is delivered to such Holder) (as applicable, the “Cleansing Time”).  If by such Cleansing Time, no public disclosure regarding a transaction with respect to the Offered Securities has been made, and no notice regarding the abandonment of such transaction has been received by such Holder, such transaction shall be deemed to have been abandoned and such Holder shall not be in possession of any material, non-public information with respect to the Company or any of its Subsidiaries.  Should the Company (or Acquisition Counterparty, as applicable) decide to pursue such transaction with respect to the Offered Securities, the Company shall provide such Holder with another Offer Notice and such Holder will again have the right of participation set forth in this Section 1(b).  The Company shall not be permitted to deliver more than one such Offer Notice to such Holder in any sixty (60) day period, except as expressly contemplated by the last sentence of Section 1(b)(iii).
 
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(x)         Excluded Transactions.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, the restrictions contained in this Section 1(b) shall not apply in connection with (A) shares of Common Stock or options to employees, officers or directors or consultants of the Company pursuant to any stock or option plan duly adopted for such purpose, by a majority of the non-employee members of the Board of Directors or a majority of the members of a committee of non-employee directors established for such purpose for services rendered to the Company or (B) securities upon the exercise or exchange of or conversion of any Common Stock Equivalents and/or other securities exercisable or exchangeable for or convertible into shares of Common Stock issued and outstanding on the date of this Agreement, provided that such securities have not been amended since the date of this Agreement to increase the number of such securities or to decrease the exercise price, exchange price or conversion price of such securities (other than in connection with stock splits or combinations) or to extend the term of such securities (collectively, the “Excluded Securities”). The Company shall not circumvent the provisions of this Section 1(b) by providing terms or conditions to one Holder that are not provided to all.
 
(xi)       For purposes of this Section 1(b), “Subsequent Placement” means (A) any direct or indirect issuance, offer, sale, grant any option or right to purchase, or otherwise disposition of (or announcement of any issuance, offer, sale, grant of any option or right to purchase or other disposition of) by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries of any equity security or any equity-linked or related security (including, without limitation, any “equity security” (as that term is defined under Rule 405 promulgated under the Securities Act), any Common Stock, any Common Stock Equivalents, any debt, any preferred stock or any purchase rights) or (B) with respect to any acquisition, merger or other similar transaction in which the Company or any of its Subsidiaries is, directly or indirectly, a part (each, an “Acquisition Transaction”), any direct or indirect issuance, offer, sale, grant any option or right to purchase, or otherwise disposition of (or announcement of any issuance, offer, sale, grant of any option or right to purchase or other disposition of) by any Person (or any of its direct, or indirectly, affiliates or subsidiaries) (each, an “Acquisition Counterparty”) of any equity security or any equity-linked or related security (including, without limitation, any “equity security” (as that term is defined under Rule 405 promulgated under the Securities Act), any convertible security, any option, any debt, any preferred stock or any purchase rights) of any such Acquisition Counterparty (each, a “Counterparty Subsequent Placement”) in connection with such Acquisition Transaction (which, for the avoidance of doubt includes any such direct or indirect issuance, offer, sale, grant any option or right to purchase, or other such disposition, as applicable, during the period commencing three months prior to the time of execution of any agreement by and between any Acquisition Counterparty and the Company or any of its Subsidiaries through, and including, three months after the closing of such Acquisition Transaction).
 
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(c)        Other Documents.  The Company and the Holder shall execute and/or deliver such other documents and agreements as are customary and reasonably necessary to effectuate the Exchange.
 
(d)        Standstill.  The Company agrees that for the period commencing on the date hereof and ending on the date immediately following the 15th Business Day after the date hereof, neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries shall directly or indirectly:
 
(i)        file a registration statement under the Securities Act relating to securities that are not the Exchange Shares (other than a registration statement on Form S-8 or such supplements or amendments to registration statements that are outstanding and have been declared effective by the SEC as of the date hereof (solely to the extent necessary to keep such registration statements effective and available and not with respect to any Subsequent Placement)); or
 
(ii)       offer, announce, enter into any agreement with respect to or otherwise consummate any Subsequent Placement (other than with respect to Excluded Securities).
 
2.           AMENDMENTS TO TRANSACTION DOCUMENTS.
 
(a)        Ratifications.  Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, the Securities Purchase Agreement and each other Transaction Document (as defined in the Securities Purchase Agreement), is, and shall continue to be, in full force and effect and is hereby ratified and confirmed in all respects, except that on and after the Effective Date: (i) all references in the Securities Purchase Agreement to “this Agreement”, “hereto”, “hereof”, “hereunder” or words of like import referring to the Securities Purchase Agreement shall mean the Securities Purchase Agreement as amended by this Agreement, and (ii) all references in the other Transaction Documents, to the “Securities Purchase Agreement”, “thereto”, “thereof”, “thereunder” or words of like import referring to the Securities Purchase Agreement shall mean the Securities Purchase Agreement as amended by this Agreement.
 
(b)        Amendments to Transaction Documents.  On and after the Effective Date, each of the Transaction Documents (as defined in the Securities Purchase Agreement) are hereby amended as follows:
 
(i)            The defined term “Shares” is hereby amended to include the “Exchange Shares (as defined in each Amendment and Exchange Agreement)”.
 
(iii)          The defined term “Amendment and Exchange Agreement” shall mean this Agreement and each Other Agreement.
 
(iv)          The defined term “Transaction Documents” is hereby amended to include this Agreement and each Other Agreement.
 
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3.           Representations and Warranties.
 
(a)        Company Bring Down.  Except as set forth on Schedule 3(a) attached hereto, the Company hereby makes the representations and warranties to the Holder as set forth in Section 3.1 of the Securities Purchase Agreement (as amended hereby) as if such representations and warranties were made as of the date hereof and as of the Effective Date as set forth in their entirety in this Amendment, mutatis mutandis.  Such representations and warranties to the transactions thereunder and the securities issued pursuant thereto are hereby deemed for purposes of this Agreement to be references to the transactions hereunder and the issuance of the securities pursuant hereto, references therein to “Closing Date” being deemed references to the Effective Date, and references to “the date hereof” being deemed references to the date of this Agreement.
 
(b)          Holder Representations.
 
(i)          Organization; Authority.  The Holder is an entity duly organized, validly existing and in good standing under the laws of the jurisdiction of its organization with the requisite power and authority to enter into and to consummate the transactions contemplated by this Agreement and otherwise to carry out its obligations hereunder and thereunder.
 
(ii)          Reliance on Exemptions.  The Holder understands that the Exchange Shares are being offered and exchanged in reliance on specific exemptions from the registration requirements of United States federal and state securities laws and that the Company is relying in part upon the truth and accuracy of, and the Holder’s compliance with, the representations, warranties, agreements, acknowledgments and understandings of the Holder set forth herein in order to determine the availability of such exemptions and the eligibility of the Holder to acquire the Exchange Shares.
 
(iii)         No Governmental Review.  The Holder understands that no United States federal or state agency or any other government or governmental agency has passed on or made any recommendation or endorsement of the Exchange Shares or the fairness or suitability of the investment in the Exchange Shares nor have such authorities passed upon or endorsed the merits of the offering of the Exchange Shares.
 
(v)          Validity; Enforcement.  This Agreement has been duly and validly authorized, executed and delivered on behalf of the Holder and shall constitute the legal, valid and binding obligations of the Holder enforceable against the Holder in accordance with their respective terms, except as such enforceability may be limited by general principles of equity or to applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium, liquidation and other similar laws relating to, or affecting generally, the enforcement of applicable creditors’ rights and remedies.
 
(vi)         No Conflicts.  The execution, delivery and performance by the Holder of this Agreement, and the consummation by the Holder of the transactions contemplated hereby will not (A) result in a violation of the organizational documents of the Holder or (B) conflict with, or constitute a default (or an event which with notice or lapse of time or both would become a default) under, or give to others any rights of termination, amendment, acceleration or cancellation of, any agreement, indenture or instrument to which the Holder is a party, or (C) result in a violation of any law, rule, regulation, order, judgment or decree (including federal and state securities laws) applicable to the Holder, except in the case of clauses (B) and (C) above, for such conflicts, defaults, rights or violations which would not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a material adverse effect on the ability of the Holder to perform its obligations hereunder.
 
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(vii)        Investment Risk; Sophistication.  The Holder is acquiring the Exchange Shares hereunder in the ordinary course of its business.  The Holder has such knowledge, sophistication, and experience in business and financial matters so as to be capable of evaluation of the merits and risks of the prospective investment in the Exchange Shares, and has so evaluated the merits and risk of such investment.  The Holder is an “accredited investor” as defined in Regulation D under the Securities Act.
 
(viii)       Ownership of Existing Warrant.  The Holder owns the Existing Warrant free and clear of any Liens (other than the obligations pursuant to this Agreement, liens in the ordinary course of business (e.g. bone fide margin account liens) and applicable securities laws).
 
4.          Disclosure of Transaction.  The Company shall, on or before 8:30 a.m., New York City time, on or prior to the first business day after the date of this Agreement, file a Current Report on Form 8-K describing the terms of the transactions contemplated hereby in the form required by the 1934 Act and attaching the form of this Agreement as an exhibit to such filing (including all attachments, the “8-K Filing”).  From and after the filing of the 8-K Filing, the Company shall have disclosed all material, non-public information (if any) provided up to such time to the Holder by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries or any of their respective officers, directors, employees, affiliates or agents, that is not disclosed in the 8-K Filing.  The Company shall not, and shall cause its officers, directors, employees, affiliates and agents, not to, provide the Holder with any material, nonpublic information regarding the Company from and after the filing of the 8-K Filing without the express written consent of the Holder.  To the extent that the Company delivers any material, non-public information to the Holder without the Holder’s express prior written consent, the Company hereby covenants and agrees that the Holder shall not have any duty of confidentiality to the Company, any of its Subsidiaries or any of their respective officers, directors, employees, affiliates or agent with respect to, or a duty to the to the Company, any of its Subsidiaries or any of their respective officers, directors, employees, affiliates or agent or not to trade on the basis of, such material, non-public information.  The Company shall not disclose the name of the Holder in any filing, announcement, release or otherwise, unless such disclosure is required by law or regulation.  In addition, effective upon the filing of the 8-K Filing, the Company acknowledges and agrees that any and all confidentiality or similar obligations under any agreement with respect to the transactions contemplated by this Agreement or as otherwise disclosed in the 8-K Filing, whether written or oral, between the Company, any of its Subsidiaries or any of their respective officers, directors, affiliates, employees or agents, on the one hand, and any of the Holder or any of their affiliates, on the other hand, shall terminate.  Neither the Company, its Subsidiaries nor the Holder shall issue any press releases or any other public statements with respect to the transactions contemplated hereby; provided, however, the Company shall be entitled, without the prior approval of the Holder, to make a press release or other public disclosure with respect to such transactions (i) in substantial conformity with the 8-K Filing and contemporaneously therewith or (ii) as is required by applicable law and regulations (provided that in the case of clause (i) the Holder shall be consulted by the Company in connection with any such press release or other public disclosure prior to its release).  Without the prior written consent of the Holder (which may be granted or withheld in the Holder’s sole discretion), except as required by applicable law, the Company shall not (and shall cause each of its Subsidiaries and affiliates to not) disclose the name of the Holder in any filing, announcement, release or otherwise.
 
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5.          No Integration.  None of the Company, its Subsidiaries, any of their affiliates, or any Person acting on their behalf shall, directly or indirectly, make any offers or sales of any security (as defined in the Securities Act) or solicit any offers to buy any security or take any other actions, under circumstances that would require registration of the Exchange Shares under the Securities Act or cause this offering of the Exchange Shares to be integrated with such offering or any prior offerings by the Company for purposes of Regulation D under the Securities Act.
 
6.          Holding Period.  For the purposes of Rule 144 of the Securities Act (“Rule 144”), the Company acknowledges that the holding period of the Exchange Shares, may be tacked onto the holding period of the Existing Warrant, and the Company agrees not to take a position contrary to this Section 6.  The Company acknowledges and agrees that (i) upon issuance in accordance with the terms hereof, the Exchange Shares are eligible to be resold without restriction pursuant to Rule 144, (ii) the Company is not aware of any event reasonably likely to occur that would reasonably be expected to result in the Exchange Shares becoming ineligible to be resold by the Holder pursuant to Rule 144 and (iii) in connection with any resale of any Exchange Shares pursuant to Rule 144, the Holder shall solely be required to provide reasonable assurances that such Exchange Shares are eligible for resale, assignment or transfer under Rule 144, which shall not include an opinion of Holder’s counsel.  The Company shall be responsible for any transfer agent fees or Depository Trust Company fees or legal fees of the Company’s counsel with respect to the removal of legends, if any, or issuance of Exchange Shares in accordance herewith.
 
7.          Listing.  The Company shall promptly secure the listing or designation for quotation (as applicable) of all of the Exchange Shares upon the Nasdaq Capital Market (the “Principal Market”) (subject to official notice of issuance).  The Company shall maintain the Common Stock’s authorization for quotation on the Principal Market.  Neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries shall take any action which would be reasonably expected to result in the delisting or suspension of the Common Stock on the Principal Market.  The Company shall pay all fees and expenses in connection with satisfying its obligations under this Section 7.
 
8.          Intentionally Omitted.
 
9.          Form D and Blue Sky.  The Company shall make all filings and reports relating to the Exchange as required under applicable securities or “Blue Sky” laws of the states of the United States following the date hereof, if any.
 
10.        Effective Date.  Except as otherwise provided herein, this Agreement shall be deemed effective as of such date that both (a) the Company and the Holder shall have duly executed and delivered this Agreement and (b) the Company has paid the Legal Fee Amount (the “Effective Date”).
 
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11.        No Commissions.  Neither the Company nor the Holder has paid or given, or will pay or give, to any person, any commission, fee or other remuneration, directly or indirectly, in connection with the transactions contemplated by this Agreement.
 
12.       Termination.  Notwithstanding anything contained in this Agreement to the contrary, if the Effective Date has not occurred and the Company does not deliver the Exchange Shares to the Holder in accordance with Section 1 hereof, then, at the election of the Holder delivered in writing to the Company at any time after the fifth (5th) Business Day immediately following the date of this Agreement, this Agreement shall be terminated and be null and void ab initio and the Existing Warrant shall not be cancelled hereunder and shall remain outstanding as if this Agreement never existed.
 
13.        Most Favored Nation.  The Company hereby represents and warrants as of the date hereof and covenants and agrees from and after the date hereof that none of the terms offered to any Person with respect to any consent, release, amendment, settlement or waiver relating to any Other Warrant or the terms, conditions and transactions contemplated hereby or by any Other Agreement (each a “Settlement Document”), is or will be more favorable to such Person than those of the Holder and this Agreement.  If, and whenever on or after the date hereof, the Company enters into a Settlement Document, then (i) the Company shall provide notice thereof to the Holder immediately following the occurrence thereof and (ii) the terms and conditions of this Agreement shall be, without any further action by the Holder or the Company, automatically amended and modified in an economically and legally equivalent manner such that the Holder shall receive the benefit of the more favorable terms and/or conditions (as the case may be) set forth in such Settlement Document, provided that upon written notice to the Company at any time the Holder may elect not to accept the benefit of any such amended or modified term or condition, in which event the term or condition contained in this Agreement shall apply to the Holder as it was in effect immediately prior to such amendment or modification as if such amendment or modification never occurred with respect to the Holder.  The provisions of this Section 13 shall apply similarly and equally to each Settlement Document.
 
14.        Independent Nature of Holder’s Obligations and Rights.  The obligations of the Holder under this Agreement are several and not joint with the obligations of any Other Holder, and the Holder shall not be responsible in any way for the performance of the obligations of any Other Holder under any Other Agreement.  Nothing contained herein or in any Other Agreement, and no action taken by the Holder pursuant hereto, shall be deemed to constitute the Holder and Other Holders as a partnership, an association, a joint venture or any other kind of entity, or create a presumption that the Holder and Other Holders are in any way acting in concert or as a group with respect to such obligations or the transactions contemplated by this Agreement or any Other Agreement and the Company acknowledges that, to the best of its knowledge, the Holder and the Other Holders are not acting in concert or as a group with respect to such obligations or the transactions contemplated by this Agreement or any Other Agreement.  The Company and the Holder confirm that the Holder has independently participated in the negotiation of the transactions contemplated hereby with the advice of its own counsel and advisors.  The Holder shall be entitled to independently protect and enforce its rights, including, without limitation, the rights arising out of this Agreement, and it shall not be necessary for any Other Holder to be joined as an additional party in any proceeding for such purpose.
 
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15.       Miscellaneous.  Section 5 of the Securities Purchase Agreement is hereby incorporated by reference herein, mutatis mutandis.  Notwithstanding anything set forth in Section 5 of the Securities Purchase Agreement to the contrary, the rights under Section 1(b) of the Holder hereunder may be assigned, in whole or in part, to a Permitted Assignee pursuant to a Participation Assignment in accordance with the terms and conditions of Section 1(b) without the prior written consent of the Company.
 
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, Holders and the Company have executed this Agreement as of the date set forth on the first page of this Agreement.
 
 
COMPANY:
 
     
 
AMERI HOLDINGS, INC.
 
       
 
By:
   
   
Name:
 
   
Title:
 


IN WITNESS WHEREOF, Holders and the Company have executed this Agreement as of the date set forth on the first page of this Agreement.
 
 
HOLDER:
 
     
     

 
By:
   
   
Name:
 
   
Title:
 

 
Aggregate Number of Shares of Common Stock issuable upon exercise of Existing Warrant:
     

 
Aggregate Number of Exchange Shares:
     

 
Delivery Information:
     
 
 
     
     
     
     



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Exhibit 99.1


AMERI HOLDINGS ANNOUNCES WARRANT EXCHANGE

– Eliminates All Adverse Warrants –

ATLANTA, GA., September 20, 2019 -- AMERI Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRH) (“Ameri100”), a specialized SAP® cloud, digital and enterprise solutions company, today announced that it had exchanged all remaining outstanding warrants that were issued as part of a financing in 2018 (the “2018 Warrants”) for shares of Ameri100’s common stock.
 
The 2018 Warrants had anti-dilution features such that the exercise price of the warrants had decreased to $0.30 from $1.20, and the number of warrants had increased from 4,400,334 to 18,206,897, of which 15,744,827 remained outstanding after giving effect to exercise of some of the warrants. These features had led to potential dilution to existing shareholders and comprised a significant barrier for potential new investors.

The company negotiated exchange agreements with the holders of the 15,744,827 outstanding 2018 Warrants, whereby all of such 2018 Warrants were exchanged for 10,234,136 new shares of Ameri100 common stock.
 
Brent Kelton, Ameri100’s Chief Executive Officer, said, “We believe that this warrant exchange benefits our shareholders and the company by creating a substantially cleaner balance sheet for the company and removing a significant financial overhang.”
 
About Ameri100

Ameri100 is a specialized SAP® cloud, digital and enterprise solutions company which provides SAP® services to customers worldwide. Headquartered in Suwanee, Georgia, Ameri100 has offices in the U.S. and Canada. The Company also has global delivery centers in India. With its bespoke engagement model, the Company delivers transformational value to its clients across industry verticals. For further information, visit www.ameri100.com
 
Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes forward-looking statements that relate to the business and expected future events or future performance of Ameri100 and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause its actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to differ materially from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Words such as, but not limited to, "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "estimate," "intend," "plan," "targets," "likely," "will," "would," "could," and similar expressions or phrases identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about Ameri100's financial and growth projections as well as statements concerning our plans, predictions, estimates, strategies, intentions, beliefs and other information concerning our business and the markets in which we operate. The future performance of Ameri100 may be adversely affected by the following risks and uncertainties: the level of market demand for our services, the highly-competitive market for the types of services that we offer, market conditions that could cause our customers to reduce their spending for our services, our ability to create, acquire and build new businesses and to grow our existing businesses, our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel, currency fluctuations and market conditions around the world, and other risks not specifically mentioned herein but those that are common to industry. For a more detailed discussion of these factors and risks, investors should review Ameri100's Annual Report on Form 10-K and other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), which can be accessed through the SEC's website. Forward-looking statements in this press release are based on management's beliefs and opinions at the time the statements are made. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement, and Ameri100 undertakes no duty to update this information to reflect future events, information or circumstances.

Corporate Contact:
Barry Kostiner, Chief Financial Officer
IR@ameri100.com
 
Investor Relations Contact:
Sanjay M. Hurry
LHA Investor Relations
(212) 838-3777
IR@ameri100.com
 

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