Equity Pledge Agreement An agreement pledging equity or shares as collateral, specifying pledged equity, conditions, and remedies in case of default.
1.1. Pledged Equity
Pledgor hereby pledges, assigns and grants to Secured Party a security interest in [NUMBER OF SHARES] shares of the common stock of [COMPANY NAME], a [STATE] corporation (the "Company"), held by Pledgor (the "Pledged Shares"), as collateral security for the prompt and complete payment and performance of the obligations of Pledgor under any loan, advance, extension of credit, or other financial accommodation (the "Obligations") to the benefit of Secured Party, as further described in [DOCUMENTATION OF OBLIGATION] (the "Note").
2.1. Pledgor's Ownership
Pledgor represents and warrants that Pledgor is the sole legal and beneficial owner, free and clear of any liens, encumbrances, or adverse claims, of the Pledged Shares and has the unconditional and unrestricted right to pledge the Pledged Shares
2.2. Company Authorization
Pledgor represents and warrants that the pledge and assignment of the Pledged Shares is allowed by the Company and any applicable agreements, and that Pledgor is not subject to any restrictions or prohibitions regarding the transfer or pledge of the Pledged Shares.
3.1. Preservation of Rights
Pledgor shall take all necessary actions, at Pledgor's expense, to preserve and protect the Pledged Shares, including maintaining its ownership and voting rights in the Company.
3.2. No Sale or Transfer of Pledged Shares
Pledgor shall not, without the prior written consent of the Secured Party, sell, encumber, assign, or otherwise transfer any of the Pledged Shares.
4.1. Voting Rights
So long as no Event of Default (as defined below) has occurred and is continuing, Pledgor shall retain the right to vote the Pledged Shares on any matter presented to the shareholders of the Company.
Any and all dividends, distributions, or other income from the Pledged Shares shall be paid directly to Pledgor, subject to the rights of Secured Party as set forth in this Agreement.
5.1. Events of Default
An "Event of Default" shall occur if any of the following occurs:
(a) Pledgor fails to perform any of its obligations under this Agreement, including payment of the Obligations;
(b) Any representation or warranty made by Pledgor in this Agreement or any other document or instrument in connection with this Agreement is or becomes materially false or misleading; or
(c) Pledgor becomes insolvent, makes a general assignment for the benefit of creditors, seeks relief under any bankruptcy or similar laws, or takes any action indicating its insolvency or inability to pay its debts as they become due.
5.2. Secured Party Remedies
Upon the occurrence and continuation of an Event of Default, Secured Party may, at its option and without further notice or demand:
(a) Declare the outstanding Obligations immediately due and payable;
(b) Exercise any and all remedies available under the terms of the Note and applicable law;
(c) Exercise any and all voting, consent, and other rights and powers associated with the Pledged Shares, and apply any dividends, distributions, or income from the Pledged Shares to the outstanding Obligations;
(d) Sell, at a public or private sale, or otherwise dispose of the Pledged Shares in accordance with applicable law, and apply the proceeds thereof to the outstanding Obligations.
6.1. Binding Effect
This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective heirs, successors, and assigns.
6.2. Governing Law
This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the United States and the State of [GOVERNING STATE], without regard to conflict of law principles.
6.3. Entire Agreement; Amendment
This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior and contemporaneous negotiations, understandings, and agreements, oral or written. This Agreement may only be amended or supplemented in writing executed by both parties.
This Agreement may be executed in one or more counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original and all of which shall be considered one and the same agreement.
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