EXHIBIT 2.2

 

FIRST AMENDMENT TO

AMENDED AND RESTATED AGREEMENT AND PLAN OF MERGER

 

This First Amendment to Amended and Restated Agreement and Plan of Merger (this “Agreement”), dated and effective as of October 9, 2020 (the “Effective Date”), amends that certain Amended and Restated Agreement and Plan of Merger dated August 31, 20201 (as amended to date, the “Plan of Merger”), by and between Viking Energy Group, Inc., a Nevada corporation (“Viking”), and Camber Energy, Inc., a Nevada corporation (“Camber”). Certain capitalized terms used below but not otherwise defined shall have the meanings given to such terms in the Plan of Merger. References in the quoted paragraphs of Section 1 hereof to “Agreement” refer to the Plan of Merger, whereas references to “Agreement” in the other Sections of this Agreement refer to this Third Amendment to Agreement and Plan of Merger.

 

WHEREAS, Camber and Viking desire to amend the Plan of Merger on the terms and conditions set forth below.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises and the mutual covenants, agreements, and considerations herein contained, and other good and valuable consideration, which consideration the parties hereby acknowledge and confirm the receipt and sufficiency thereof, the parties hereto agree as follows:

 

1. Amendments to Plan of Merger.

   

A. Effective as of the Effective Date, Section 1.5(b)(1) of the Plan of Merger is amended and restated to provide as follows:

 

“(1) Each share of Viking Common Stock issued and outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Time, except for shares of Viking Common Stock that are owned by Camber, Viking or Merger Sub (the “Cancelled Shares”), shall be converted into the right to receive a number of shares (the “Common Stock Merger Consideration”) of Camber Common Stock equal to the following (the “Exchange Ratio”): the number of shares of Camber Common Stock considered outstanding on a fully diluted basis immediately prior to Closing, excluding any shares into which the Series C Preferred Stock may be convertible, multiplied by the difference between 100 and the Camber Percentage (as defined below), divided by the Camber Percentage, divided by the number of shares of Viking Common Stock considered outstanding on a fully diluted basis immediately prior to Closing, rounded up to the nearest one-hundred thousandth (1/100,000th). The “Camber Percentage” shall equal 20. It is understood and agreed by each of Camber and Viking that neither party will raise capital from the other party’s existing shareholders without the prior written consent of such other party, including, but not limited to Viking contacting Discover Growth Fund for such purpose.

 

B. Effective as of the Effective Date, Section 8.1(c) of the Plan of Merger is amended and restated to provide as follows:

 

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[1] https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1309082/000158069520000328/ex2-1.htm

 

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“(c) by either Viking or Camber if the Merger shall not have been consummated on or before December 31, 2020 (as extended, the “Termination Date”), unless the failure of the Closing to occur by such date shall be principally due to the failure of the party seeking to terminate this Agreement to perform or observe the obligations, covenants and agreements of such party set forth herein;”

 

C. Effective as of the Effective Date, Section 7.1(k) of the Plan of Merger is amended and restated to provide as follows:

 

“(k) [Intentionally Deleted.]”

 

D. Effective as of the Effective Date, Section 6.21 of the Plan of Merger is amended and restated to provide as follows:

 

6.21Compensation of Camber Management and Board of Directors. Viking agrees that the Camber Board of Directors has approved and authorized consideration of $150,000 payable to each of Camber’s officers and directors ($600,000 in total), in consideration for past services rendered and services to be rendered by such individuals through the Closing Date, which compensation may be payable at or immediately prior to, the Closing (collectively, the “Camber Management and Board Compensation”). Viking approves and consents to the Camber Management and Board Compensation and confirms that the authorization of, and payment of, such Camber Management and Board Compensation is excepted from, and allowed under this Agreement, including, but not limited to Sections 5.1 and 5.2 hereof.

 

2. Consideration. Each of the parties agrees and confirms by signing below that they have received valid consideration in connection with this Agreement and the transactions contemplated herein.

   

3. Mutual Representations, Covenants and Warranties. Each of the parties, for themselves and for the benefit of each of the other parties hereto, represents, covenants and warranties that:

   

(a) Such party has all requisite power and authority, corporate or otherwise, to execute and deliver this Agreement and to consummate the transactions contemplated hereby and thereby. This Agreement constitutes the legal, valid and binding obligation of such party enforceable against such party in accordance with its terms, except as such enforcement may be limited by applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium or similar laws affecting creditors’ rights generally and general equitable principles;

 

(b) The execution and delivery by such party and the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby and thereby do not and shall not, by the lapse of time, the giving of notice or otherwise: (i) constitute a violation of any law; or (ii) constitute a breach of any provision contained in, or a default under, any governmental approval, any writ, injunction, order, judgment or decree of any governmental authority or any contract to which such party is bound or affected; and

 

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(c) Any individual executing this Agreement on behalf of an entity has authority to act on behalf of such entity and has been duly and properly authorized to sign this Agreement on behalf of such entity.

 

4. Further Assurances. The parties agree that, from time to time, each of them will take such other action and to execute, acknowledge and deliver such contracts, deeds, or other documents as may be reasonably requested and necessary or appropriate to carry out the purposes and intent of this Agreement and the transactions contemplated herein.

  

5. Effect of Agreement. Upon the effectiveness of this Agreement, each reference in the Plan of Merger to “Agreement,” “hereunder,” “hereof,” “herein” or words of like import shall mean and be a reference to such Plan of Merger as modified or amended hereby.

  

6. Plan of Merger to Continue in Full Force and Effect. Except as specifically modified or amended herein, the Plan of Merger and the terms and conditions thereof shall remain in full force and effect.

  

7. Entire Agreement. This Agreement sets forth all of the promises, agreements, conditions, understandings, warranties and representations among the parties with respect to the transactions contemplated hereby and thereby, and supersedes all prior agreements, arrangements and understandings between the parties, whether written, oral or otherwise.

  

8. Construction. In this Agreement words importing the singular number include the plural and vice versa; words importing the masculine gender include the feminine and neuter genders.

  

9. Governing Law. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Nevada, without reference to conflicts of law principles except to the extent that United States federal law preempts Nevada law, in which case United States federal law (including, without limitation, copyright, patent and federal trademark law) shall apply, without reference to conflicts of law principles.

  

10. Heirs, Successors and Assigns. This Agreement shall bind and inure to the benefit of the parties and their respective successors and permitted assigns. Neither party shall be able to assign this Agreement without the prior written consent of the other party; provided, that, either party can assign this Agreement to a successor to all or substantially all of its business to which this Agreement relates, whether by asset sale, merger, reorganization or otherwise.

   

11. Counterparts and Signatures. This Agreement and any signed agreement or instrument entered into in connection with this Agreement, and any amendments hereto or thereto, may be executed in one or more counterparts, all of which shall constitute one and the same instrument. Any such counterpart, to the extent delivered by means of a facsimile machine or by .pdf, .tif, .gif, .jpeg or similar attachment to electronic mail (any such delivery, an “Electronic Delivery”) shall be treated in all manner and respects as an original executed counterpart and shall be considered to have the same binding legal effect as if it were the original signed version thereof delivered in person. No party shall raise the use of Electronic Delivery to deliver a signature or the fact that any signature or agreement or instrument was transmitted or communicated through the use of Electronic Delivery as a defense to the formation of a contract, and each such party forever waives any such defense, except to the extent such defense relates to lack of authenticity.

   

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have executed this Agreement as of the day and year first above written to be effective as of the Effective Date.

 

Camber

 

 

CAMBER ENERGY, INC.

 

     
/s/ Louis G. Schott

Name:

Louis G. Schott  
Title: Interim Chief Executive Officer  

  

“Viking”

 

 

VIKING ENERGY GROUP, INC.

 

     
/s/ James A. Doris

Name:

James A. Doris  
Title: Chief Executive Officer  

 

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