BARBARA K. CEGAVSKE
Secretary of State
202 North Carson Street
Carson City, Nevada 89701-4201
Certificate of Designation
After Issuance of Class or Series
(PURSUANT TO NRS 78.1955)
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ABOVE SPACE IS FOR OFFICE USE ONLY
Certificate of Amendment to Certificate of Designation
For Nevada Profit Corporations
(Pursuant to NRS 78.1955 - After Issuance of Class or Series)
1. Name of corporation:
Viking Energy Group, Inc.
2. Stockholder approval pursuant to statute has been obtained.
3. The class or series of stock being amended:
Series C Preferred Stock
4. By a resolution adopted by the board of directors, the certificate of designation is being amended as follows or the new class or series is:
The corporation hereby amends the designation of the corporation's Series C Preferred Stock, and the rights, preferences, restrictions and other matters regarding such series of preferred stock, as further set forth in the attached Exhibit A.
5. Effective date of filing: (optional)
(must not be later than 90 days after the certificate is filed)
6. Signature: (required)
X /s/ James Doris
Signature of Officer
Filing Fee: $175.00
IMPORTANT: Failure to include any of the above information and submit with the proper fees may cause this filing to be rejected.
This form must be accompanied by appropriate fees.
Nevada Secretary of State NRS Amend Designation - After
AMENDED CERTIFICATE OF DESIGNATIONS OF PREFERENCES,
RIGHTS AND LIMITATIONS
SERIES C PREFERRED STOCK
VIKING ENERGY GROUP, INC.
(A NEVADA CORPORATION)
The undersigned, James Doris, does hereby certify that:
1. He is the President and Secretary of Viking Energy Group, Inc., a Nevada corporation (the “Corporation”).
2. The Corporation is authorized to issue 5,000,000 shares of preferred stock, 50,000 shares of which have previously been designated as “Series C Preferred Stock.”
3. The Corporation hereby amends the designation of the Corporation’s Series C Preferred Stock, and the rights, preferences, restrictions and other matters regarding such series of preferred stock, as set forth below, which amended designation has been approved by the Board of Directors of the Corporation, and all holders of preferred stock of the Corporation, including the holders of the Series C Preferred Stock:
TERMS OF SERIES C PREFERRED STOCK
Section 1. Definitions. For the purposes hereof, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
“Bankruptcy Event” means any of the following events: (a) the Corporation or any Significant Subsidiary (as such term is defined in Rule 1.02(s) of Regulation S-X) thereof commences a case or other proceeding under any bankruptcy, reorganization, arrangement, adjustment of debt, relief of debtors, dissolution, insolvency or liquidation or similar law of any jurisdiction relating to the Corporation or any Significant Subsidiary thereof; (b) there is commenced against the Corporation or any Significant Subsidiary thereof any such case or proceeding that is not dismissed within 60 days after commencement; (c) the Corporation or any Significant Subsidiary thereof is adjudicated insolvent or bankrupt or any order of relief or other order approving any such case or proceeding is entered; (d) the Corporation or any Significant Subsidiary thereof suffers any appointment of any custodian or the like for it or any substantial part of its property that is not discharged or stayed within 60 days; (e) the Corporation or any Significant Subsidiary thereof makes a general assignment for the benefit of creditors; (f) the Corporation or any Significant Subsidiary thereof calls a meeting of its creditors with a view to arranging a composition, adjustment or restructuring of its debts; or (g) the Corporation or any Significant Subsidiary thereof, by any act or failure to act, expressly indicates its consent to, approval of or acquiescence in any of the foregoing or takes any corporate or other action for the purpose of effecting any of the foregoing.
“Common Stock" means the Corporation's common stock, par value $0.001 per share, and stock of any other class into which such shares may hereafter have been reclassified or changed.
“Common Stock Equivalents” means any securities of the Corporation or the Subsidiaries which would entitle the holder thereof to acquire at any time Common Stock, including without limitation, any debt, preferred stock, rights, options, warrants or other instrument that is at any time convertible into or exchangeable for, or otherwise entitles the holder thereof to receive, Common Stock.
“Conversion Date” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 6(a).
“Conversion Ratio” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 6(a).
“Conversion Shares” means, collectively, the shares of Common Stock into which the shares of Preferred Stock are convertible in accordance with the terms hereof.
“Holder” shall have the meaning given such term in Section 2 hereof.
“Junior Securities” means the Common Stock and all other equity or equity equivalent securities of the Corporation other than those securities that are explicitly senior in rights or liquidation preference to the Preferred Stock.
“Original Issue Date” shall mean the date of the first issuance of any shares of the Preferred Stock regardless of the number of transfers of any particular shares of Preferred Stock and regardless of the number of certificates which may be issued to evidence such Preferred Stock.
“Person” means a corporation, an association, a partnership, a limited liability company, a business association, an individual, a government or political subdivision thereof or a governmental agency.
“Preferred Stock” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 2.
“Securities Act” means the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder.
“Subsidiary” shall mean a corporation, limited liability company, partnership, joint venture or other business entity of which the Corporation owns beneficially or of record more than 19% of the equity interest.
Section 2. Designation, Amount and Par Value. The series of preferred stock shall be designated as the Corporation’s Series C Preferred Stock (the “Preferred Stock”), and the number of shares so designated shall be fifty thousand (50,000) shares, which shall not be subject to increase without the consent of all of the Holders of the Preferred Stock (the “Holders). Each share of such Preferred Stock shall have a par value of $0.001 per share. Capitalized terms not otherwise defined herein shall have the meaning given such terms in Section 1 hereof.
Section 3. Dividends and Other Distributions. When and as any dividend or distribution is declared or paid by the Corporation on Common Stock, whether payable in cash, property, securities or rights to acquire securities, the Holders will be entitled to participate with the holders of Common Stock in such dividend or distribution as set forth in this Section 3. At the time such dividend or distribution is payable to the holders of Common Stock, the Corporation will pay to each Holder such holder’s share of such dividend or distribution equal to the amount of the dividend or distribution per share of Common Stock payable at such time multiplied by the number of shares of Common Stock the shares of Preferred Stock held by such holder are convertible into pursuant to Section 6 herein.
Section 4. Voting Rights and Holder Approvals.
(a) Subject to the provision for adjustment hereinafter set forth, each share of Preferred Stock shall entitle the holder thereof to twenty thousand (20,000) votes on all matters submitted to a vote of the stockholders of the Corporation. In the event the Corporation shall at any time on or after the date that Preferred Stock has been issued (“Distribution Date”) declare or pay any dividend on Common Stock payable in shares of Common Stock, or effect a subdivision or combination or consolidation of the outstanding shares of Common Stock (by reclassification or otherwise than by payment of a dividend in shares of Common Stock) into a greater or lesser number of shares of Common Stock, then in each such case the number of votes per share to which holders of shares of Preferred Stock were entitled immediately prior to such event shall be adjusted by multiplying such number by a fraction the numerator of which is the number of shares of Common Stock outstanding immediately after such event and the denominator of which is the number of shares of Common Stock that were outstanding immediately prior to such event.
(b) Except as otherwise provided herein, in the Articles of Incorporation, in any other Certificate of Designations creating a series of preferred stock, or by law, the holders of shares of Preferred Stock and the holders of shares of Common Stock and any other capital stock of the Corporation having general voting rights shall vote together as one class on all matters submitted to a vote of stockholders of the Corporation.
(c) In addition to any other rights provided by law, so long as any Preferred Stock is outstanding, the Corporation, without first obtaining the affirmative vote or written consent of the holders of not less than a majority of such outstanding shares of Preferred Stock, will not amend or repeal any provision of, or add any provision to, the Corporation’s amended Articles of Incorporation or By-Laws if such action would materially adversely affect the voting rights of, or the other rights, preferences or restrictions provided for the benefit of, any Preferred Stock.
(d) Except as set forth herein, holders of Preferred Stock shall have no special voting rights and their consent shall not be required (except to the extent they are entitled to vote with holders of Common Stock as set forth herein) for taking any corporate action.
Section 5. Liquidation. Upon any liquidation, dissolution or winding-up of the Corporation, whether voluntary or involuntary (a “Liquidation”), the Holder shall be entitled to receive out of the assets of the Corporation, whether such assets are capital or surplus, for each share of Preferred Stock an amount equal to par value (the “Liquidation Value”) before any distribution or payment shall be made to the holder of any Junior Securities, and if the assets of the Corporation shall be insufficient to pay in full such amounts, then the entire assets to be distributed to the Holder shall be distributed among the Holder ratably in accordance with the respective amounts that would be payable on such shares if all amounts payable thereon were paid in full. A Fundamental Transaction or Change of Control Transaction shall not be treated as a Liquidation. The Corporation shall mail written notice of any such Liquidation, not less than 70 days prior to the payment date stated therein, to each record Holder.
Section 6. Conversion.
(a) Right to Convert. Subject to Paragraphs 6(c)–(e) below, each share of Preferred Stock shall be convertible, at the option of the holder thereof, at any time after the date of issuance of such share, at the office of the Corporation or any transfer agent for such stock, into one share of fully paid and non-assessable Common Stock (the “Conversion Rate”).
(b) Mechanics of Conversion. Before any holder of Preferred Stock shall be entitled to convert the same into shares of Common Stock, he shall surrender the certificate or certificates therefor, duly endorsed, at the office of the Corporation or of any transfer agent for the Preferred Stock, and shall give written notice to the Corporation at its principal corporate office, of the election to convert the same and shall state therein the name or names in which the certificate or certificates for shares of Common Stock are to be issued. The Corporation shall, as soon as practicable thereafter, issue and deliver at such office to such holder of Preferred Stock, or to the nominee or nominees of such holder, a certificate or certificates for the number of shares of Common Stock to which such holder shall be entitled as aforesaid. Such conversion shall be deemed to have been made immediately prior to the close of business on the date of such surrender of the shares of Preferred Stock to be converted and the person or persons entitled to receive the shares of Common Stock issuable upon such conversion shall be treated for all purposes as the record holder or holders of such shares of Common Stock as of such date. If the conversion is in connection with an underwritten offering of securities registered pursuant to the Securities Act, the conversion may, at the option of any holder tendering Preferred Stock for conversion, be conditioned upon the closing with the underwriters of the sale of securities pursuant to such offering, in which event the person(s) entitled to receive Common Stock upon conversion of such Preferred Stock shall not be deemed to have converted such Preferred Stock until immediately prior to the closing of such sale of securities.
(c) Split, Subdivision and Distribution Adjustments. In the event the Corporation should at any time or from time to time after the Distribution Date fix a record date for the effectuation of a split or subdivision of the outstanding shares of Common Stock or the determination of holders of Common Stock entitled to receive a dividend or other distribution payable in additional shares of Common Stock or other securities or rights convertible into, or entitling the holder thereof to receive directly or indirectly, additional shares of Common Stock (hereinafter referred to as “Common Stock Equivalents”) without payment of any consideration by such holder for the additional shares of Common Stock or the Common Stock Equivalents (including the additional shares of Common Stock issuable upon conversion or exercise thereof), then, as of such record date (or the date of such dividend distribution, split or subdivision if no record date is fixed), the applicable Conversion Rate of the Preferred Stock shall be appropriately adjusted so that the number of shares of Common Stock issuable on conversion of each share of Preferred Stock shall be increased in proportion to such increase of the aggregate number of shares of Common Stock outstanding and those issuable with respect to such Common Stock Equivalents.
(d) Combination Adjustments. If the number of shares of Common Stock outstanding at any time after the Distribution Date is decreased by a combination of the outstanding shares of Common Stock, then, following the record date of such combination, the Conversion Rate for the Preferred Stock shall be appropriately adjusted so that the number of shares of Common Stock issuable on conversion of each share of such series shall be decreased in proportion to such decrease in outstanding shares.
(e) Recapitalizations. If at any time or from time to time there shall be a recapitalization of the Common Stock (other than a subdivision, combination or merger or sale of assets transaction provided for elsewhere in this Section 6) provision shall be made so that the holders of the Preferred Stock shall thereafter be entitled to receive upon conversion of the Preferred Stock the number of shares of stock or other securities or property of the Company or otherwise, to which a holder of the number of shares of Common Stock deliverable upon conversion of the Preferred Stock would have been entitled on such recapitalization. In any such case, appropriate adjustment shall be made in the application of the provisions of this Section 6 with respect to the rights of the holders of the Preferred Stock after the recapitalization to the end that the provisions of this Section 4(e) (including adjustment of the Conversion Rate then in effect and the number of shares issuable upon conversion of the Preferred Stock) shall be applicable after that event.
(f) No Impairment. The Corporation will not, by amendment of its Articles of Incorporation or through any reorganization, recapitalization, transfer of assets, consolidation, merger, dissolution, issue or sale of securities or any other voluntary action, avoid or seek to avoid the observance or performance of any of the terms to be observed or performed hereunder by the Corporation, but will at all times in good faith assist in the carrying out of all the provisions of this Section 6 and in the taking of all such action as may be necessary or appropriate in order to protect the Conversion Rights of the holders of Preferred Stock against impairment.
(g) Reservation of Stock Issuable Upon Conversion. The Corporation shall at all times reserve and keep available out of its authorized but unissued shares of Common Stock, solely for the purpose of effecting the conversion of the shares of the Preferred Stock, such number of its shares of Common Stock as shall from time to time be sufficient to effect the conversion of all outstanding shares of Preferred Stock; and if at any time the number of authorized but unissued shares of Common Stock shall not be sufficient to effect the conversion of all then outstanding shares of Preferred Stock, in addition to such other remedies as shall be available to the holder of such Preferred Stock, the Corporation will take such corporate action as may, in the opinion of its counsel, be necessary to increase its authorized but unissued shares of Common Stock to such number of shares as shall be sufficient for such purposes, including, without limitation, engaging in best efforts to obtain the requisite shareholder approval of any necessary amendment to the Corporation’s Articles of Incorporation.
(h) Exempt Issuance. Notwithstanding the foregoing, no adjustment will be made under this Section 7 in respect of an Exempt Issuance.
Section 8. Miscellaneous.
(a) Notices. Any and all notices or other communications or deliveries to be provided by the Holder hereunder, including, without limitation, any notice of conversion, shall be in writing and delivered personally, by facsimile, sent by a nationally recognized overnight courier service, addressed to the Corporation, at the address of record. Any and all notices or other communications or deliveries to be provided by the Corporation hereunder shall be in writing and delivered personally, by facsimile, sent by a nationally recognized overnight courier service addressed to each Holder at the facsimile telephone number or address of such Holder appearing on the books of the Corporation, or if no such facsimile telephone number or address appears, at the principal place of business of the Holder. Any notice or other communication or deliveries hereunder shall be deemed given and effective on the earliest of (i) the date of transmission, if such notice or communication is delivered via facsimile at the facsimile telephone number specified in this Section prior to 5:30 p.m. (New York City time), (ii) the date after the date of transmission, if such notice or communication is delivered via facsimile at the facsimile telephone number specified in this Section later than 5:30 p.m. (New York City time) on any date and earlier than 11:59 p.m. (New York City time) on such date, (iii) the second Business Day following the date of mailing, if sent by nationally recognized overnight courier service, or (iv) upon actual receipt by the party to whom such notice is required to be given.
(b) Absolute Obligation. Except as expressly provided herein, no provision of this Certificate of Designation shall alter or impair the obligation of the Corporation, which is absolute and unconditional, to pay the liquidated damages (if any) on, the shares of Preferred Stock at the time, place, and rate, and in the coin or currency, herein prescribed.
(c) Lost or Mutilated Preferred Stock Certificate. If a Holder’s Preferred Stock certificate shall be mutilated, lost, stolen or destroyed, the Corporation shall execute and deliver, in exchange and substitution for and upon cancellation of a mutilated certificate, or in lieu of or in substitution for a lost, stolen or destroyed certificate, a new certificate for the shares of Preferred Stock so mutilated, lost, stolen or destroyed but only upon receipt of evidence of such loss, theft or destruction of such certificate, and of the ownership thereof, and indemnity, if requested, all reasonably satisfactory to the Corporation.
(d) Next Business Day. Whenever any payment or other obligation hereunder shall be due on a day other than a Business Day, such payment shall be made on the next succeeding Business Day.
(e) Headings. The headings contained herein are for convenience only, do not constitute a part of this Certificate of Designations and shall not be deemed to limit or affect any of the provisions hereof.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has executed this Amended Certificate of Designation this ___ day of July, 2019.
/s/ James Doris
/s/ James Doris